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Batavia will not seek levy this fall

After much discussion, the Batavia school board Aug. 8 decided not to place a levy on the Nov. 8 ballot. “We recognized that many people in our community are still struggling,” said Michael Enriquez, school board member. “Our state foundation dollars are a little better than we thought. We will have a little increase, but our fund balance is very low. And, the state has asked what we are going to do about it,” Enriquez said. “We will continue to look at where are and we may look at asking in May,” he said. No decision has been made about additional cuts, Enriquez said.

First look at cross country

Area high school cross country athletes are making a run for successful fall seasons. Check out the sports section for a look at local teams and visit the sports blog online for more sports content,



West Clermont goes for levy By Kellie Geist-May

The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education approved a resolution Monday, Aug. 8, to place a 7.9-mill emergency property tax levy on the November ballot. With the economic climate and the changes at the state level, The Community Journal Clermont met with West Clermont Treasurer Alana Cropper to discuss the district’s funding situation. In short, she said the district is in dire straits with a cash balance of less than $800,000. With a budget of close to $70 million, that’s less than a week’s worth of funding. Having a low cash flow is one of the precursors to going into fiscal caution, watch and emergency with the state of Ohio, Cropper said. “We’ve cut to what we think is the bare minimum – we can limp through next year, but now we are the point where the board has to say, ‘Do we cut more or do we stop cutting and go into fiscal emergency?’” Cropper said.

If the board goes into fiscal emergency, the district will be able to borrow future funding from itself. However, all of that money has to be Cropper paid back with district revenues, which will mean progressively larger levies in the future, Cropper said. “The board will be looking at what else they can cut before they go into fiscal emergency, but I don’t know if there’s another $5 million left in our budget (to cut next year) that we can do without.” If the November levy passes, it would cost homeowners about $240 per $100,000 of home value, Cropper said.

Here are some of the other questions we asked: Question: What have the revenues and expenditures looked like for the last five years? Answer: West Clermont’s rev-

Levy would cost $242 per $100,000 valuation The West Clermont board of education unanimously voted Aug. 8 to put an operating levy on the ballot Nov. 8. The proposed levy is a 7.9-mill emergency property tax levy that would expire in 10 years. District Treasurer Alana Cropper said the estimated cost enues have been flat since 2006. All of the yearly receipts for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 have been between $68.9 million and $69.7 million. Question: What have the expendi tures been? Answer: The district cannot spend more than it has available. Because of that, the school board has made cuts to keep expenditures at those levels unless they have available cash balances. The expenses in those five years look like this: $66.5 million in 2006, $67.5 in 2007, $69.0 in 2008, $71.3 million in 2009 (using some carryover funds) and $68.9 million in 2010.

per $100,000 of home value would be about $242 annually. If the levy doesn't pass, Cropper said the district will be looking at cutting at least another $5 million after this school year. Submitted by Kellie Geist-May Question: Has the district been breaking even on those revenues and expenditures? Answer: Because of inflation and salary increases, the district has had to make cuts every year. Most of those cuts have been to staff – West Clermont has cut 153 certified positions and 71.5 classified positions since 2004. That includes a reduction of 14 administration and central office employees, 128 classroom teachers and tutors and 45 classroom aides. Those cuts have meant larger class sizes and fewer electives in the middle and high schools. This spring, the school board also cut bus service to state mini-

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Taste of Clermont is this weekend

Taste of Clermont this year will feature a reunion night when family, friends and classmates can gather. The annual event is moving back to the village Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 after two years at Eastgate Mall. FULL STORY, A4

Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Batavia Twp. OKs development changes

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Press would like to know. Send information about your Sept. 11 observance to; fax 248-1938; email Editor Theresa Herron, Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

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BATAVIA TWP. - The trustees have approved a proposal to increase the density of a residential development that was approved in 2004, but never built. The Streamside development is planned for 143 acres on Herold Road just north of Ohio 32. Originally, plans called for 273 single-family, detached homes to be built. New plans call for 251 singlefamily, detached homes and 141 attached homes for a total of 392 dwelling units. At the July 19 public hearing, township zoning consultant Jonathan Wocher said the attached homes added to the original development include a mix of

patio homes, town homes and carriage homes. The development will include open space, several lakes, walking trails and other recreational facilities, Wocher said. Timothy Burgoyne, representing the developer Hal Homes Inc., said the changes were mandated by changes in market conditions. With the original plan, “the only people we can appeal to are people with kids.” The attached homes allow the developer to appeal to a more diverse audience, including single people and empty nesters, Burgoyne said. “By appealing to a more diverse audience, we can develop faster,” he said. Burgoyne said the success of


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Judge releases contested Pierce Township records By John Seney

PIERCE TWP. - Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Victor Haddad today denied a request for a injunction to prevent the release of records relating to Police Chief James T. Smith. Haddad’s decision said: “The court is mindful of the serious concerns and considerations facing all the parties in this action, however, Ohio law requires broad access of public records. “Therefore, based on the competent, credible evidence presented, the court finds that the plaintiff and intervening plaintiffs have failed to prove, by clear and convincing evidence, that they are entitled to injunctive relief in this case. Specifically, the plaintiff and intervening plaintiffs have failed to prove, by clear and convincing evidence, a likelihood of success on the merits of their case, that they will suffer

irreparable harm, that third parties will not be harmed if an injunction is issued, or that the public interest would be better served if the records are not released. Therefore, the court hereby denies the plaintiff’s and intervening plaintiffs’ request for preliminary injunction.” Telephone messages were left with township administrator David Elmer, Smith and township Law Director Frances Kelly, but they did not return the calls. Elizabeth Mason, a Clermont County assistant prosecutor who represented the township in the case, released the written records. The taped records have yet to be released. In the written records, Pierce Township Police Officers Det. Laetitia Schuler and Interim Chief Lt. Jeff Bachman stated they saw Smith and Kelly engaged in what appeared to be sexual activity inside Smith's office May 30. Officer Eric Pennekamp stated he saw what appeared to be sexual activ-

ity between Kelly and another person in pants similar to those worn by Pierce Township police officers in Smith's office a few weeks before the May 30 incident. When Schuler and Bachman saw what they believed to be sexual activity between Smith and Kelly inside Smith's office May 30, they and Pierce Township Police Officer Eric Pennekamp met with Smith, who at one point in the conversation asked the officers if what they observed could be kept amongst the three officers and himself. They said no and asked the chief to call David Elmer, township administrator. Also in the records is a note from Kelly dated March 16 to Pennekamp asking for a meeting on the "down-low." He was asked to not mention the meeting with the chief. At the meeting, Pennekamp said Kelly asked him not to participate in any conversations about a rumor going around that Kelly

was having an affair with the chief. "Mrs. Kelly asked if I could please let people know that she and the chief were just 'very close friends' and there was nothing going on with them. Pennekamp said in the next several week he was advised of some strange behavior occurring between the chief and Kelly by numerous police department employees. That behavior included the chief escorting Kelly to her car with his arm around her, the chief spending time with Kelly in his office during hours he typically did not work, the chief seen with a noticeable amount of women's makeup smeared on his police uniform and tie, the chief holding Kelly's hand and speaking to her in French in front of department personnel and the chief displaying high heeled shoes work by Kelly on his desk. These documents detailing what the police saw take place in the office between Smith and

Kelly were the subject of a twoday hearing in Clermont County Commons Pleas Court July 29 and Aug. 1. "We're pleased that the records are being released so that the public can be better informed in order to be able to judge for themselves the activities of their local government. The more information the public has the better position they are in to communicate with their township trustees about the actions and future status of Smith and Kelly with the township," said Curt Hartman, an attorney representing a township resident seeking the release of the records. The Community Press will update this story when the public records are received from Mason. To read the entire decision handed down by Haddad, visit rmont-co-judge-allows-release-ofpierce-twp-records/.

Bids sought to repair another section of drive Union Township trustees discuss solid waste district

By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. - The Union Township trustees met Aug. 2 to request bids for a road repair on Laurel View Drive in the Ashley Meadows subdivision near Tina Drive.

The repair is necessary due to damage caused by rain, Township Administrator Ken Geis said. "The road is passable at this time and the service director said that it is stabilized, so right now it's not an emergency," Geis said. Should the road condi-

tions change, Geis said the trustees authorized him to use the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District to address the issue. The estimate for the work is $95,000, he said. This is the second road repair needed on Laurel

Drive this summer. A sinkhole opened on the same road in June and cost $150,000 to fix. Because that was an emergency repair, the trustees did not accept bids. The bids for the new repair will be opened Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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immediately started looking for Eli and alerted Merv Humphries, the father, that Eli’s whereabouts were not known, said Rodenberg. Merv Humphries went to the pond and observed Eli in the water about 10 feet away. Eli was immediately removed from the water, a 911 call was made and EMS responded, said Rodenberg. Eli was taken to Clermont Mercy Hospital via ambulance and pronounced dead at about 6:40 p.m., the sheriff said.


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UNION TWP. - The trustees have talked about creating a solid waste district, but the plans are preliminary and the trustees aren’t sold on the idea. “We received a couple of calls about creating a solid waste district and a lot of those, I think, are because the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District is looking at this issue,” Township Administrator Ken Geis said. “It came up during the meeting (July 28), but just very briefly.” Creating a solid waste district would mean the township’s district board would contract with one solid waste disposal company for all its residents. It could save residents money, but it would eliminate the ability for individual residents to choose their own company for trash pickup, Geis said. Other area governments, including Pierce Township, have created solid waste districts. “We don’t know how much this would save yet and the trustees have made no commitment to move

forward,” Geis said. Trustee Matt Beamer said that while the issue came up at the meeting, it’s still a non-issue. “There’s really nothing there at this point. I’d need, we’d need, a lot more information if we were going to seriously consider a (solid waste) district,” he said. Geis does not plan for the issue to come up again until the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District finalizes their new solid waste plan and comes up with sample legislation for creating a solid waste district. Township resident Stuart Kennedy approached the trustees July 28 to voice his opposition to the idea for the record. He said going with a solid waste district would take away residents’ ability to choose what company they’d like to use and, by doing so, would interfere with the free market. “(This) is one more area where we don’t need or want the government’s involvement,” Kennedy said. For more about your community, visit uniontownship

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Cropper mum and reduced funding for extra-curricular activities. This year’s cuts totaled about $5 million. The materials and supplies budgets also have not increased since 2004. In fact, schools now only receive what they get in student fees. Other requests have to be submitted to the district’s administration for review.

Question: How much do salaries cost the district? Answer: West Clermont spends about $35 million on salaries and budgets about $700,000 each year for step and column increases. Wage increases cost the district $350,000 per percent. Question: There’s lot of talk about the state budget and the cuts West Clermont has taken. What has hap pened with the state budg et? Answer: In fiscal year 2008, former Gov. Ted Strickland cut the district’s state foundation money by about $2 million. He filled that gap with money from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. That money expired at the end of fiscal year 2009, leaving West Clermont with $2 million less in funding. Current

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Gov. John Kasich has not restored that funding.

Question: If the district only had to cut $5 million this year, why ask for a levy that would generate $10.9 million? Answer: If the levy passes, the district will have to make it last for at least five years. To make that happen, West Clermont has to ask for enough to keep up with inflation and wage increases, bring back any desired services (like busing) and build a cash balance. A healthy district should have two to three months worth of funding available for emergencies. West Clermont is down to less than $800,000 in cash reserves, which won’t go very far. Question: How close to fiscal emergency is West Clermont? Answer: The Ohio Department of Education has asked the district to provide a recovery plan each year since 2006 because of their continuously low cash balance. Should West Clermont officials not be able to balance the revenues and cash balances with expenditures this year, the district would start the process of going into fiscal emergency.

August 10, 2011

Counterfeit money found in Union Twp., five charged

Changes Lexington Run, which has a mixture on housing types, proves there is a demand for a more diverse product. “A diverse community is a more vibrant community,” he said. Trustee Lee Cornett asked why the developer was seeking the changes now. “After five years of nothing, we believe things will get better,” said developer Hal Silverman. “We want to be ready for when the market gets better.” Cynthia Seibert, a Herold Road resident, said she was


After a lengthy investigation, a search warrant was conducted on Redbird Lane in Goshen Township. Evidence was recovered that showed counterfeit currency was being manufactured at that location.

Township Police Department officers for their assistance in the execution of the search warrant. The following individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with manufacturing and distributing counterfeit currency. • Eric S. Harmon, male, 42, Loveland, was charged with forgery, a fifth-degree felony, and criminal simulation, a firstdegree misdemeanor. • Joshua Kearns, male, 35, Goshen Township, was charged with criminal simulation, a first-degree misdemeanor. • Anthony Honeycutt, male, 38, Batavia, was charged with obstructing

Over the weekend starting July 30, Union Township police officers began receiving complaints from area businesses that several individuals were passing counterfeit currency. After a lengthy investigation, a search warrant was conducted on Redbird Lane in Goshen Township. Evidence was recovered that showed counterfeit currency was being manufactured at that location. The counterfeit currency was manufactured from a $10 bill and some of the forged currency may still be in circulation. The Union Township Police Department would like to thank the Goshen

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official business, a second-degree misdemeanor. • Roy Decker, male, 38, Milford, was charged with criminal simulation, a first-degree misdemeanor. • Jordan D. Fox, female, 29, Milford, was charged with criminal simulation, a first-degree misdemeanor. Any information regarding this investigation should be forwarded to the Union Township Police Department at 752-1230.

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worried about the increased traffic. “How backed up will Herold Road be to 32?” she asked. “The increase in the number of dwellings is remarkable.” The trustees voted to continue the hearing until July 25, where the developer presented revised plans. The revisions included a

redesigned entrance and a reduction of the total number of units from 396 to 392, said Denise Kelley, zoning administrator. Trustees gave final approval at the Aug. 2 meeting. “I’m pleased with the changes that were made,” Cornett said.

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Taste of Clermont to feature reunion night By John Seney

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BATAVIA - Taste of Clermont this year will feature a reunion night when family, friends and classmates can gather. The annual event is moving back to the village Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 after two years at Eastgate Mall. Terry Morris, president of the Village Association of Batavia, which sponsors Taste of Clermont, said the idea for a reunion night came from Old Home Week,

Friday, Aug. 12 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Bike show and ride-in 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Buckeye mobile tour, featuring Ohio State-themed games 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 9 p.m. – Rare Earth performs live on the Main Street stage.

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Saturday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Home Depot kids’ kits distributed Noon to 5 p.m. – Cooking demonstrations 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Car show and cruise-in 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 9 p.m. – Del Vikings perform live on the Main Street stage. week to invite former residents back who grew up in the town.

Morris said instead of a whole week, the festival is setting aside Saturday, Aug. 13, for reunion night. “A lot of comments we got when the event moved to Eastgate was that it didn’t feel the same,” Morris said. “It had a more homey feel in town. When we went to Eastgate we kind of lost that.” The reunion concept was expanded to include any group of people who want to get together – family, friends, neighbors or classmates.

“With people’s busy schedules, it’s often too hard to get together,” Morris said. “We have all the stuff here for a reunion – food, entertainment – all you have to do is show up.” Morris emphasized reunion night was for everyone, not just alumni from high schools. “It’s an event within an event,” he said. Barb Haglage, chair of the Taste of Clermont committee, said the two-day event will include food, entertainment, art exhibits,

demonstrations and activities for kids. The Clermont County Historical Society is displaying a replica of the county’s historic courthouse, she said. There also will be cloggers and zumba dancers. Taste of Clermont is 5 p.m. to midnight Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. to midnight Aug. 13. The free event will take place along Main Street. For more information see the website

Saturday, Aug. 20, at The Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. in Newport, Kentucky. The benefit will feature an Italian buffet, cash bar and music from the rock band 8 to Ten and the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. There also will be a silent auction and raffle including items such as a “Bead” collection from Tiffany & Co., a Four Roses gift basket, autographed bottles of Skinnygirl Margarita, a certificate for four people to go to the Keeneland’s 2011 Fall Race Meet, four field box seats to the Reds game Sept. 18, and more. Breast cancer survivors will receive a special gift while supplies last. With the purchase of two presale tickets, you receive 10 free raffle tickets. Presale tickets are $50 per couple and $25 per person. The cost that night will be $30 at the door. To purchase tickets early, email

(WIN) of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. The tea and program, “Natural Treasures of the Cincinnati Nature Center” will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Krippendorf Lodge. The event is $15 per person. For more information or reservations, contact the Clermont Chamber at 5765000. Registrations are due by Monday, Aug. 15, and can be made online by visiting

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UNION TWP. - The Union Township trustees present the Sycamore Community Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Union Township Amphitheatre, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The Sycamore Community Band is a group of musicians who gather just for the opportunity of entertaining musical fans. These volunteer musicians are from every walk of life. The band performs everything from the classics and patriotic numbers to musicals and pop. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and snacks for this free concert that is open to the public.

Road work to start

PIERCE TWP. – A 120-day closure, beginning Monday, Aug. 15, is scheduled for Ohio 749 in Pierce Township. This closure will be in place to accommodate work to replace a retaining wall along Ohio 749, about 0.1 mile east of Pond Run Road, according to a press release from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Ohio 749 traffic will be detoured to Ohio 132 and U.S. 52. Arrow boards and signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming road closure. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers

as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Quarter auction

UNION TWP. – The Ladies Auxiliary members will host a quarter auction at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at the American Legion Post 72, 497B Old Ohio 74 in Mt. Carmel. Proceeds will benefit the programs for the Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion Post 72 Mt. Carmel. Preview of the items included in the quarter auction will begin at 6 p.m. Bid and win prizes from The Pampered Chef, Avon, Longaberger, Celebrating Homes, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Betties Beaded Jewelery/Natural Wondwes Beauty shops, gift cards and more. Food and drinks will be available. There will be a split the pot. For more information, call Marilyn McKenzie at 4740078.

History meeting

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Friday, Aug.19, at 7:30 p.m. in room 105 of McDonough Hall at Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The speaker will be Don-


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Benefit For Kaylee

UNION TWP. – Kaylee Marie Krumm was born Feb. 14, the third daughter of Anthony and Lisa Krumm, of Summerside. Three days later, the baby was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect. As she approaches her 6month birthday, little Kaylee already has undergone four surgeries and is now waiting for a heart transplant. Her health complications have led to overwhelming medical bills and time off of work for Anthony and Lisa. To help the Krumms with Kaylee’s growing medical expenses, family and friends are hosting a benefit, “Kisses For Kaylee,” Friday, Aug. 12, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Veronica Church, 4473 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road. Organizers plan a fun-filled evening, with live entertainment, appetizers, beer and soft drinks. The festivities will include a silent auction and a raffle featuring gift baskets and other prizes. Suggested donations at the door are $15 per person and $25 per couple. Those who would like to

make a financial donation for Kaylee’s care or contribute an item to the silent auction or raffle for the August 12th “Kisses For Kaylee” benefit are asked to contact Tina Wolfer (wolfer_t@westcler. org; 513-720-4697) or Jean Burke (jmwburke@yahoo. com). Financial donations also can be made at any PNC Bank; specify The Kaylee Krumm Benefit Fund.

Mum sale

Williamsburg – The Garden Club will hold their annual mum sales Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Friday, Aug. 12 to Saturday, Sept. 3 at the corner of Ohio 32 and McKeever Road. The mums, in eight-inch pots, will be $4 each or three for $11. Large 12 inch pots will be available for $12. All proceeds will be used for the beautification of the Williamsburg Community. For large orders, call 7247824.

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NEW RICHMOND - Team Mudy, a breast cancer awareness group based in New Richmond, will hold a benefit from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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UNION TWP. – Women from the community are invited to network and relax at the Cincinnati Nature Center while enjoying a traditional tea breakfast. The tea is a new event sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Network Committee

History display

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County history. The commissioners have installed a display case in the lobby of the administration building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. During August, the Monroe Township Historical Society will have a display.

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WEBN Climb for a Cure led by Amelia chiropractor By Chuck Gibson

WEBN Climb for a Cure

Saturday, Aug. 20

Hill Street - Mt. Adams 8 a.m. to noon Benefits Livestrong - Lance Armstrong Foundation .2 mile with 12-percent grade Seven riders - Dr. Joe Sheppard and six other bicyclists Blair Whitney Barter Cincinnati, OH coverage. “We have “Climb for a Cure” T-shirts for kids and family members, also,” he said. “When you purchase a $20 T-shirt for the kid, you get a Livestrong band and when you purchase the $28

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HURRICANES BASEBALL The U-15 AABC (American League) Anderson Hurricanes are holding tryouts for next year. We are looking for 3 or 4 players to join the team. We will play 30-35 games, including 3 or 4 tournaments. Two of the tournaments will be out-of-town.


Dr. Joe Sheppard of Pierce Township with his son Jarod showing off his Livestrong wrist band. Dr. Joe rode up and down the Hill Street incline in Mt. Adams 25 times before rain halted his effort in 2010.

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Dr. Joe Sheppard will lead a team of seven bicyclists on a climb up Hill Street in Mt. Adams - more than 40 times - Saturday, Aug. 20. He calls it “WEBN Climb for a Cure” to benefit Livestrong - the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help those affected by cancer. “Last year, I put on the climb for a cure by myself,” Sheppard said. “I decided to do it for friends and family who are going through cancer treatment and had survived and are doing fantastic. I wanted to do something that involves the Livestrong Foundation and support them.” Sheppard lives in Pierce Township and has a chiropractic practice in Amelia. He was able to make it up (and down) Hill Street 25 times before rain forced him to stop after about 90 minutes in 2010. With about 50 Facebook followers, and a Channel 12 News cameraman, he was alone on the ride up the hill last year. This year his Facebook following has climbed to more than 7,500. Sheppard also has chosen a team of six other riders to climb for a cure with him. “They’re going to move the cars to one side,” he said. “It’s just going to be all seven of us going up and down as many times as we possibly can. From a safety standpoint, we can’t have any more than that. If we have 30 people coming up and down that hill, it’s going to be dangerous.” The public is welcome to come out and support the cause with donations, join in walking Hill Street or just cheering the riders on. His son, Jarod, will be on the hill helping with hydration. “People can do what they want to be a part of it that way,” said Sheppard. “They can’t ride except for the seven team members there.” His solo effort in 2010 raised nearly $2,000 for Livestrong. Last year, Sheppard simply asked friends and family to support his effort and raised the money in just over three weeks. WEBN has climbed on board as the main sponsor this year. The goal is to raise $20,000 using social networking like Facebook and Linked-In along with newspaper, radio and television

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Attending National Night Out in Pierce Township Aug. 2 are, from left, Brooke Lovely, Taylor Lovely and Karen Lovely. They are from Pierce Township.


The MacCutcheon family of Pierce Township attend National Night Out in Pierce Township Aug. 2. From left are Quincy, Jenny, Patrick and Kallie.

Amelia, Pierce Township celebrate National Night Out

Lt. Jeff Bachman, acting police chief of Pierce Township, cooks hot dogs Aug. 2 at National Night Out.

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Amelia and Pierce Township celebrated National Night Out Aug. 2. The night is intended to promote better relations between police officers and residents. Amelia’s National Night Out was at Shank Park and Pierce Township’s was at Pierce Township Park. The events included music, demonstrations and food.

Scott Foster of Amelia and his son, Jordan, enjoy National Night Out in Amelia Aug. 2.

Bob Pollitt, an Amelia council member, attends National Night Out at Shank Park in Amelia Aug. 2.

Drena Campbell, left, and Jami Edgington hand out information at a booth for the Amelia Elementary PTA at National Night Out in Amelia.

Sam Beasley of Amelia grabs a hot dog at National Night Out in Amelia while Officer Shane Olson cooks.

Terri and Tom Applegate of Pierce Township listen to a band perform Aug. 2 at National Night Out in Pierce Township.

Wayne Holcomb of Milford shows his 2008 Corvette at National Night Out in Pierce Township Aug. 2.

Amelia Police Chief John Wallace, right, talks with Union Township firefighters John Milligan, left, and Lowell Pollock Aug. 2 at National Night Out in Amelia.


Three-year-old Emily Bolton of Monroe Township meets with Batman at National Night Out in Pierce Township Aug. 2.


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Child Focus to provide options for kindergartners By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. -In the wake of busing cuts that changed the way the West Clermont Local School District operates kindergarten, Child Focus has decided it’s time to step in. Instead of having kindergarten every day for half of the day, students in West Clermont will go to kindergarten either Monday and Wednesday and scheduled Fridays or Tuesday, Thursday and scheduled Fridays. On the days when the kids don’t have school, Child Focus will offer a kindergarten enrichment program. “Our program is in response to the changes West Clermont has had to make because of the budget situation. We’re designing it to be more than a daycare or a place to hang out. The enrichment program will be aligned with West Clermont’s curriculum to support the learning that’s hap-

pening at school,” said Berta Velilla, the director of early learning programs at Child Focus in Mt. Carmel. As part of the enrichment program, Child Focus also will offer morning and afternoon activities and transportation from Child Focus to school and from school to Child Focus for kids who attend Clough Pike, Brantner, Summerside, WithamsvilleTobasco and Willowville elementary schools. “We know the changes at West Clermont have impacted families in a variety of ways, so we’re trying to be flexible. There might be parents who can get their child to school in the morning, but can’t pick them up until late in the afternoon. We’ll be here to fill that need,” Velilla said. Child Focus is asking that parents sign kids up for at least two days a week. The cost is $35 per day for the enrichment program, $25 for morning and afternoon

transportation and $15 for one-way transportation. Space is limited and interested families should call 528-7224 for more information. Laura Nazzarine, West Clermont’s director of special education, has been working with Child Focus to create the enrichment program. Nazzarine said Child Focus provides a broad range of early learning, mental health, school, foster care and community services that are important to the West Clermont community. The enrichment program is no different. “Anytime that our children can get additional exposure to the Ohio Academic Content Standards, be involved in organized recreational activities and have the opportunity to develop their social skills not only does the child, the family, the school district but the entire community benefits,” she said. “ … These additional support services help families build a solid foundation for

learning.” Summerside Elementary School Principal Linda Austin, who has worked closely with Child Focus on a number of projects, is excited about what the new program will do for her students. “I’m excited about this program. Child Focus will be working alongside West Clermont teachers to introduce the same materials and learning goals so that the kids can get a jump-start in early learning. That leads to more confident children and better results,” she said. Seeing those materials more frequently will help children retain the information they’ve learned and bringing the kids together more often will help with socialization, Austin said. “It’s going to be a good program for the kids of West Clermont,” she said. For more about your community, visit

St. Veronica Theater Camp instructor Tone Branson gathers his students in a circle for the “Hot Seat” exercise in which they have to take turns singing for their friends.

Jake Daggett practices a dance movement with his class July 28 at the St. Veronica Theater Camp.

Getting ‘campy’ with it

Third-grader Gabby Ketcham runs in place during improv class at the St. Veronica Theater Camp.

St. Veronica held its summer theater camp at the Parish Center July 25 to June 29. Co-directed by Chris DiGiovanni and Allison Woll, this is the third year the camp has been offered. During camp, 42 students in grades three through eight rotated through audition prep, dancing, singing, improv and acting classes led by professional actors and dancers. These classes were taught by six instructors, all alumni of St. Veronica. At the end of camp, students performed selections from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for their parents. Next year, DiGiovanni said, she hopes to hold a longer camp and put on a full-length production for the public. PHOTOS BY LISA J. MAUCH/STAFF

Seventh-graders Sofia DiGiovanni, left front, and Megan Sharit, along with Myranda Hutchinson, left back, and Mandy Woll, practice their kicks during a dance routine at the St. Veronica Theater Camp July 28.

Nothing common about new math textbooks New Richmond Exempted Village School District students in grades kindergarten through six will be greeted with new math textbooks when they return to school Aug. 18 when the district switches to enVisionMATH. “It’s the first time we have upgraded our K-6 math text books in nine years,” said Superintendent Adam Bird. “Our math teachers have had to shoe-string everything together because the math books they were using did not reflect the demands of the state tests.” “The fact that we were able to pass the state math tests is a reflection of the job our math teachers have done,” he said. The enVisionMATH program is designed to meet the national Common Core math assessment standards that begin in 2014. The new math series has interactive


New Richmond EVSD math teachers, from left, Michele Jackson, Kelly Gabriel, Jane Bevins, Rena Snouffer and Lauren Lindsley watch a presentation during a two-month long evaluation of math programs.

and visual learning components and designed for both gifted at atrisk learners. The new math series was selected by a committee of math teachers from the district’s three elementary schools who consulted with teachers in their buildings. “It’s a program that our teachers believe best fits out district and our students’ needs and best prepares our district for the new common core national math standards coming out this fall,” said John Frye, director of pupil and staff services for New Richmond schools. More than 25 teachers were actively engaged in the evaluation process which took place in April and May. “We looked at districts that had excellent with distinction math scores and looked at what they were using,” said Frye, who invit-

ed enVisionMATH, Everyday Mathematics, Math Investigations and Think Math to make presentations to the committee. “The evaluation process was really intense and I’m really proud of the work of our teachers.” The new math series will cost $125,000. “That’s about average for a K6 math program,” said Frye. “In addition to math books, it will include work books for students and materials for teachers plus online access to multimedia delivery that will be part of the daily lesson plans.” Next up for New Richmond will be the adoption of a new reading program by the end of the 20112012 school year to meet the new Common Core reading standings. “I expect that evaluation process to take the better part of the school year,” said Frye.



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Baseball tryouts

A new 10U select (AABC) baseball team based in Clermont County area is looking to fill the last few spots for the 2012 season. Players cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2012. The team is looking for players who are dedicated, hard working and willing to learn. The team will strive to be one of the best teams in the best select baseball league in the country. Call 253-8424 about open tryouts, private tryouts or with questions. • Cincinnati Patriots 13U select baseball tryouts are noon to 2 p.m., Sundays, Aug. 14 and 28, at St. Bernadette fields in Amelia. The 16U tryouts are 2-4 p.m. on the same dates and location. Contact Jim Nicodemus with questions about 13U at 765-9100. Contact Steve Nicodemus with questions about 15U at 335-2477.

Softball tryouts

Cincy Slammers Fastpitch, based in the Loveland and Goshen, area, will conduct tryouts for its 20112012 girls select fastpitch teams. The tryout date for the 10U and 12U teams is 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. The tryout date for the 14U and 16U teams is 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. All tryouts will be at the Goshen High School baseball and softball fields which are located behind Goshen Middle School, 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen, near the high school football field. Players should bring their equipment with them. Pitchers and catchers should plan on staying at tryouts a bit longer. Please pre-register for tryouts at Contact Michelle Ripperger at 254-8411 or or Kevin Hartzler at 780-6370 or • The 11U Patriot Diamonds baseball team is having tryouts from 23:30 p.m., Aug. 14, at Riverside Park Field No. 6. The team is based in the Anderson Township, Milford and Eastgate area. All positions will be considered. Pitchers are highly encouraged to try out. Those who can’t make the tryout can set up an individual evaluation. Contact Coach Mike Foley at 231-9858, or at The team’s website is at

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Lions ready for repeat run By Ben Walpole

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It’s going to be a difficult encore. The 2010 season was just that good for the New Richmond High School boys cross country team. First league title in more than 10 years. District runner-up trophy. Trip to regional meet as a team. League coach of the year. League runner of the year. Five of the eight first-team all-Southern Buckeye Conference American Division selections were Lions. Yeah, it was a good year. Which brings us back to the encore – the 2011 season. Head coach Rylan Shebesta’s team has to replace four seniors, including last year’s league runner of the year and district runner-up Timmy Hall. The program’s numbers are down, as well, to about eight runners. But don’t cry too much for the Lions. They still boast one of the best trios of runners in the area. Seniors Alex Ariapad and Grant Gilman, and junior Luke Gilday are back after each earning first team all-conference honors last fall. Ariapad finished 10th in the district


The Barons are coming off a second-place finish in the Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican Division. Amelia had two second-team selections in senior Jeff Casavant and junior Andy Clolinger. Senior Stephen Rouse and juniors Oleg Burlanck and Daniel Wirth are scheduled to return.


The Bulldogs have the potential to be one of the best Division II teams in the area, with a good core of returnees back from last year’s regional-qualifying squad. Seniors Jacob Braswell and Josh Moon are the mainstays. Braswell was the Southern Buckeye National Division meet runner-up last fall. Both were named all-league. “We have a big senior class that’s very

meet. “Those three guys have a really, really good work ethic,” Shebesta said. “I’m hoping that will spread.” Shebesta is optimistic that the encore could be nearly as impressive as last year’s first show. He mentioned mentioned Bethel-Tate and Western Brown as potential league favorites this year. “I think we can repeat as conference champions,” Shebesta said.

motivated and very focused,” head coach Dona Braswell said “They help keep the younger guys going.” Sophomore twins Griffin and Hunter Stith also return. Coach Braswell is hoping the team can get back to regionals this fall and improve on its 2010 showing. “They’re a focused and dedicated group. It’s just a matter of keeping them healthy,” she said.


The boys return a senior-laden team to the cross country course this season. Head coach Dan Rosenbaum said the squad will count on its upperclassmen to be the Rockets’ top finishers. Returning seniors include Aaron Vennemeyer, Daniel Schoettelkotte, Paul Conrady, Adam Zalewski and Patrick Rehl.

“I’m not worried about my top three. It’s just a matter of getting that fourth and fifth guy.” • The New Richmond girls team has been plagued by injuries in recent years. As a result, Shebesta has adjusted their training plan to focus on mileage early in the season, speed later. Junior Emily Erdman missed nearly all of last season with a foot

injury. Her return could be big for the Lions. “If she can stay healthy, she’ll be really good,” Shebesta said. Sophomore Olivia Behymer is the team’s most decorated runner. She was a regional qualifier last fall and then followed that with a state berth in the 400 meters during the spring track season. “I think she could be even better (this year),” Shebesta said. “She definitely really kicked it in at the end of the year and knocked off a lot of time.” The team’s overall numbers are strong, pushing 15 runners. One of the newcomers could contribute immediately – junior Kara Burns. She is one of the school’s top students and swimmers. “She’s really, really dedicated to anything she does,” Shebesta said. “I noticed it from day one.” Western Brown has won the last seven SBC American championships. The Lions were third last year. “If we really work hard, I think we could have a shot at winning league,” Shebesta said. For more coverage, visit

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Golf for a cause

Join the Epilepsy Foundation as they fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by seizures by playing in the annual Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Outing Aug. 27 at Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run, Cincinnati. This golf scramble will take place on one of Cincinnati's finest courses and will feature a $20,000 hole in one prize, raffles, food, drinks and much more. Cost is $300 for a foursome with sponsorships available. To find out more or register, call 721-2905 or go to Support of this event helps area youth with epilepsy by funding the Taylor Huth Scholarship fund.

Soccer tryouts

The Beechmont Soccer Club and U14 boys team is looking for players for the fall. It’s not too late. Contact coach David Galus at 543-7144 for more information about the team and this opportunity.

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Sophomore Jamie Thomas will be a key runner for the Trojans as they look toward life after Michelle Thomas – Jamie’s older sister who is running for Ohio State this year after winning the Division I state championship last fall.

So this is what cross country life after Michelle Thomas looks like. Glen Este High School head coach Angie Carson knew this day would come. But it doesn’t mean she was looking forward to it. Thomas capped a brilliant cross country career for the Trojans by winning the Division I state meet last fall. It was her third straight top-five finish at state and her fourth Columbus trip overall. But she’s running for Ohio State University this fall, while the Trojans look to rebuild in her wake. “Someone like her comes along once every 30 years, they say,” Carson said. “That’s kind of hard to replace, obviously.” Additionally, Glen Este’s pay-to-play policy this fall has affected the program’s numbers. Carson remains optimistic, though. “We’re definitely going to be young,” Carson said. “But I’ve still got kids who come out and work hard.” The girls team boasts about a dozen runners, led by senior Lauren Owen, a fourth-year letterwinner. “She’s a solid runner,”


The Amelia girls cross country team was at the bottom of the Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican division standings last fall. Back for the Lady Barons are sophomore Ashley Taylor,who posted the 16th best time in the league. Other key contributors are juniors Holly Ortolano, Rebecca Cass and sophomore Ainsely Pruss.


The bad news: The Bulldogs finished fourth out of four in the Southern Buckeye Conference National last season. The good news: Head coach Dona Braswell’s team has a good blend of veterans and talented newcomers on this year’s roster. “I think we’ll do better than we

Carson said. “The girls look up to her.” The Trojans do still have a Thomas on the roster – Michelle’s younger sister Jamie. A sophomore, Jamie Thomas was a first-team all-FAVC selection as a freshman, and figures to be among the area’s top runners this fall. Fellow sophomore Ashley Keith is much improved, according to Carson, as well. • The Glen Este boys cross country team only has about eight runners. The two at the front of the pack,

did last year,” Braswell said. “They’re willing to work hard, and I think it’ll pay off for them.” Fourth-year letterwinner senior Cierra Isner is the team’s leader. She was a first-team all-SBC National selection last year. Sophomore Becca Ewing was second team. Braswell also looks for immediate help from freshman Lindsay Shepherd.


The boys return a senior-laden team to the cross country course this season. Head coach Dan Rosenbaum said the squad will count on its upperclassmen to be the Rockets’ top finishers. Returning seniors include Aaron Vennemeyer, Daniel Schoettelkotte, Paul Conrady, Adam Zalewski and Patrick Rehl.

though, are good ones. Seniors Steven Stoffel and Brandon Behymer will be the team leaders. Carson praised their work ethic. Behymer was honorable mention all-FAVC last year. Stoffel, meanwhile, claimed first team honors and cracked the school’s alltime 10-lowest times list. “Our region is, obviously, very tough to get out of,” Carson said. “But he has the talent. He should have a good senior year.” For more coverage, visit presspreps

Waddell leads the pack for McNick cross country By Nick Dudukovich

The 2011 cross country season could be a memorable one for McNicholas High School runner Rachel Wadell. Wadell achieved some postseason success last season, placing fifth at Voice of America Park in the district meet with a time of 20 minutes, 24 seconds.

At regionals a week later, she finished 35th (out of 136 runners), with a respectable time of 20 minutes, 38 seconds. This season, Wadell will aim for the state championships, according to McNick coach Dan Rosenbaum. “Rachel just missed state meet last year in cross country and is very motivated to do her best to

make it there this year,” he said. Other McNick returnees expected to post quality times include Rebecca Heise and Taylor Roberts. Both girls qualified for regionals a season ago. The squad will also feature some runners looking to establish themselves this season. Sophomores Ashley Dundon and Margaret Beck

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suffered through injuries last seas and are both looking forward to healthy fall. “They tried running injured last season,” Rosenbaum said. “Hopefully they are stronger and healthy. I think they can help us…” McNick will also count on freshman Alana Osterday to post some decent times. Although only in her first season, McNick will

count on younger runners because only 12 girls came out for the team this season. While the team may not have the depth that it would like, Rosenbaum said the squad will be putting forth a top effort. “The kids will work hard and I’m excited about that,” Rosenbaum said. “I think that they’ll get the most out of their ability … it’s a great

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group of kids, and we’ll see what happens” Besides postseason races, Rosenbaum said one of the big regular season meets this season will be the Midwest Catholic Championships. The race is hosted by Carroll High School at Indian Riffle Park (Kettering), Sept. 24. For more coverage, visit PressPreps


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seven times since March 2006 – when our federal debt totaled about $8.3 trillion. In the five years since, our debt has increased by Jean some $6 trillion Schmidt – and our annuCommunity al deficits are in Press guest routinely excess of $1 trilcolumnist lion. Figuring out how to cope with that proved difficult and divisive. President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had each claimed that if the debt ceiling was not raised by Aug. 2, the United States would default on its obligations. That wasn’t quite correct. Even if the debt ceiling hadn’t been raised, the government takes in enough revenues for about two-thirds of scheduled federal payments. We could have

limped along, making interest payments on the debt and paying for other priorities – such as Social Security and Medicare benefits plus the salaries of members of our armed services. But, we wouldn’t have had enough money left to pay for the FBI, the Transportation Security Administration that safeguards our airports and other modes of transit, or myriad other federal programs upon which people rely every day. Failure to increase the debt ceiling also could have worsened our weak economy. Many said that a failure to approve an increase would have caused our credit rating to be downgraded and prompted precipitous drops in the financial markets. The president even argued it could have led to a depression. In response to the call to increase the debt ceiling, the House of Representatives passed three separate bills. Although each was similar, the first two

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Pay attention at physical

I read with interest Linda Eppler’s account of her yearly physical. I agree that for all over 45 and anyone with chronic health problems, the annual exam remains vital, and people do not realize how changes in medicine today have forced doctors to alter standards such as these.

I strongly believe in wellness and prevention, and do not compromise on standards during the yearly physical. People do need to start paying attention to what they are actually getting for their health care dollars. Dr. Robert M. Osborne Pierce Township

Getting older is no fun, aches become dire Public debate is often wide of reality - this is nothing new in human history. Throughout the Middle Ages serious people used to debate the corporeal reality of angels. Everyone knows that important people used to speculate on how many angels could dance on the head of a pin - it was the perfect analogy for pointless discussion. That’s where we are today, our political discussion no longer represents reality, only religiously held notions of society. Perhaps we should adjust the medieval metaphor to modern concepts: How many of these pinheads should be given the needle. That’s all I can say about our current fiasco - at this moment, currently that is. What I really want to talk about is a personal adventure. I was mugged by a knife-wielding younger man; knocked unconscious and everything. It was all quite exciting; to me anyway. My wife tells the story differently: I had outpatient surgery under a general anesthetic. She clearly has no flair for the dramatic. She will, however, understand the mugging part when the bill arrives. Things change when you get old. Nagging aches can get out of hand, medical attention can be required, costs eat away at what you had hoped was going to be a nest egg. Generic becomes your favorite brand of medicine. Suddenly you realize that all these medical ads are addressing you. Fortunately, I already get dizzy when I stand, have problems with irritable intestines, have bouts of insomnia, and have no desire to stand for a half-hour. I don’t need to take any medications that will do that for me. I’m good to go. Life expectancy in the U.S. has gone from 48 years in 1900 to 75

years for people born in 2004; today’s retirees can expect (on average) 15 more years of living the dream right here in Clermont County Len Harding - assuming the Community home your kids Press guest stick you in is in area. One of columnist this our current political issues is Social Security, when it was created, the average life expectancy was 62.5 years. Since the original “retirement age” was set at 65, there was no funding problem. We are living longer; older people require medical care. When I was young, older people didn’t get much doctoring, they just took pills at meals and uttered words about seeing you on the next day “if the lord’s willin.’” When the lord lost interest, they died. Old people had few worries. With age, perspective changes. Little nagging aches become worrisome indicators of dire maladies. Doors and other objects get heavier and harder to move. Bottle caps become the enemy. Things wander off after you set them down. There are worries everywhere arrrgh. On the upside, you’re alive. Eat right, exercise, stay social; don’t depend on pills, creams or copper bracelets to get you through. Medicare is only part of the program. Take care of yourself - take charge or your health. Join a health club or YM/WCA. Get sensible advice. More on this later. Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at

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Debt ceiling bill prevented serious harm The recent debate about increasing our nation’s debt ceiling certainly wasn’t pretty. While I’m sure everyone involved had America’s best interests at heart, coming to agreement on how to stop this ridiculous spending of tax dollars tested the patience of not only members of Congress but also the public. What we settled on isn’t a quick or perfect fix, but it’s a necessary one. The good news is it won’t raise taxes. Unfortunately, given the state of our federal budget and our debt of more than $14 trillion, there was no easy way to address the need to increase the debt ceiling. What it boiled down to was this: We had to borrow money to pay the bills for things the federal government had already bought. In the past, increasing our nation’s debt limit has been a rather simple exercise. It has been so easy, in fact, that Congress has increased it

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were rejected by President Obama and the Senate. But July 31, a Sunday night, Democrat and Republican leaders agreed on a package of changes. A final version was approved the next day by the House and Aug. 2 by the Senate. For the first time, an increase in the debt limit has been tied to a decrease in government spending. Under the bill signed into law by the president, federal spending will be cut immediately and capped in each of the next 10 years. A special committee tasked with finding an additional $1.2 trillion in cuts was established. And, the bill requires that both the House and Senate vote on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. I wish the agreement required cutting more spending, and that all future debt-ceiling increases had to be conditional on Congress passing a balanced-budget amendment and sending it to the states for ratification. But, in the


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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: clermont@community Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Community Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. final analysis, the Budget Control Act was a step in the right direction. And it likely prevented serious economic harm to businesses and families. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? “Of course. People has to live within their means, otherwise they go bankrupt, so why would the government be any different. They really tried to destroy us when they did not pass the cut, cap and balance.” JAK “I support a balanced budget amendment because congresses and presidents of both parties have proven over many decades that we badly need one. Our annual deficits keep getting worse and our debt is piling up to such an extent that our children and grandchildren will be paying it off for a long time to come. Those current politicians who claim we don't need such an amendment are being very disingenuous, since they have created the greatest unbalanced budgets in the history of our nation. “If we want to finally control government spending and return to a smaller government, we need to put a limit on the government's credit card.” T.H. “Absolutely! If these guys had to like like the rest of us, there wouldn't be any question about it. It's simple ... don't spend what you don't have, and keep your nose out of everyone else's business.” J.K. “I think our D.C. politicians need to wake up and smell reality. If that can be done without a constitutional amendment I would prefer that approach. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a person, or an entity is being foolish if it doesn't manage its finances so that the expenses do not exceed the income. “I realize that the federal government's spending is far more complicated than an average family, but the principal still applies. Do not spend what you do not have. “And don't threaten to take away benefits like Social Security from seniors as a way to frighten them into supporting continued deficits. Make intelligent, fair decisions about what to cut, and for

Next question What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? 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. Pete's sake, don't always come down on the "rich"; the rich didn't cause the problem – politicians did. (Of course, most politicians at the federal level are rich anyway, so ... ) Bill B. “I'll answer the question with a question: Would America be in an unprecedented $ 14 trillion budget crisis today if we already had a balanced budget amendment? Obviously our leaders do not know how to handle money and we need a constitutional amendment to protect us from them.” R.V. “Congress is filled with lawyers who are in the 1 percent that Democrats and media hate, yet media and the unions are beholden to them. “Since members of Congress are constantly re-elected by the taxpayers who apparently don't understand that they are being ripped off by their rich congressperson (Schmidt/Sherrod/ Chabot, et al.), I favor a balanced budget amendment as the only way stay in touch with the 'money.’ “Any media outlet: why haven't you exposed the Congress, their retirement program, their annual pay, free mail and so forth? “Why haven't you reported on the problem the Congress is to our country, with their perks, staff, cars, jets? “Where is an honest, unconnected reporter to show what Congress makes, how many adulterers or traffic tickets or Wieners there are? “BTW … TKS for letting me spew.” K.P.

“No. It seems like every time an issue comes up that a few people oppose they want to amend the Constitution. Deciding on how much money should be appropriated is up to the House, with the Senate and the president concurring or demurring. “If an emergency came up that demanded spending more a way would be found to bypass the amendment one way or the other. Making tough decisions is what elected officials are elected for. “By the way (if you have room for this), this country and this state is more than just a sideline for someone to dabble in for a few years. “A great councilman, senator or congressman is a treasure. The next election is a sure fire term limiter. So I am against term limits too.” F.N. “Yes. I don't believe a modern politician can be elected without pandering to the electorate by buying votes with other peoples' money. “They can't cut spending, because so many people are on the take in America that they can't afford to risk the noisy protests that cuts will provoke. “The media is quick to cover protests of spending cuts but slow to show protests of spending. Forcing Congress's hands with an amendment is the only way congressmen can do what they know is right without being crucified.” P.C. “No. It would be a complete waste of time. A whole heap of things like wars and natural disasters will get excluded. “After that by assuming unreasonable growth rates balance will be claimed when it doesn't have an ice cube in hell's chance of happening. “So, let's not waste time on this, but work on replacements for all the jobs that will be killed by too narrow a focus on the budget, and also on getting people big enough wages that they can truly afford to save for retirement and buy health insurance. “People really need to be able to live on about 75 percent of their income if they want a good retirement. What minimum wage earner can do that today?” D.R.

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It’s 2011 – Do you know where your name is? By Lisa J. Mauch

Paying bills online. Shopping online. Banking online. It’s 2011 and we are living in a digital age. But with the conveniences also come added dangers, namely identity theft. No longer are some thieves picking your pocket for a wallet, they’re picking you for information: Social security numbers, addresses, birth dates and passwords. And with this information, they can ruin your life. It was with this in mind that the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce invited Mark Josaitis, sales representative at Western & Southern Life, to present a seminar July 12 about how to protect yourself from identity theft. According to Josaitis, identity theft is the fastest growing white collar crime in the U.S. Less than 12 percent of identity thieves get caught. The average financial loss is $18,000. It takes 14 months on average for somebody to know they have been victimized. “You could be cleaned out and destroyed,” said Milford resident Katherine Wilson, one of the attendees. Here are some tips that were discussed: • What do you put in your trash? Whether it’s at home or at a business, your trash is a target. They are looking for anything with your name, address and personal information like account numbers. • Do you have a shredder? A cross-cut shredder is


Mark Josaitis hands off a new crosscut shredder to Katherine Wilson, who was the door prize winner at the identity theft seminar presented July 12 at the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce.


Kathi Butts, left, Katherine Wilson and Karen Josaitis listen to Mark Josaitis give tips on deterring identity theft during a July 12 seminar sponsored by the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. recommended. Identify thieves can piece just strips of paper back together. • What do you do with your hotel swipe key? Did you know that magnetic strip stores all the information connected to that room, including your credit card? After being returned it remains unerased until it’s issued again. So keep it and shred it when you get home. You won’t be charged for the key. • Ladies, what do you do with your purse when you’re shopping? Never leave your purse unattended while shopping. There’s even one trick where someone might come up behind you and ask you a question to get you to turn away from your cart. Meanwhile, their partner can come up from behind and scan your purse for credit cards or just plain steal your wallet. • Do you have your address programmed into your GPS? Thieves can break into your car while you’re out at a ball game and call up your home address. Need driving directions from home? Program your nearest library, store or police station in instead. • Do you still send checks and money through the mail? Unless you have a secure locked mailbox, thieves can easily steal your mail and get account numbers and checks, not to mention that gift card you send your nephew for graduation. • Do you monitor your conversations in public? If you’re having a meeting


Lori Steffan (left) and Councilwoman Charlene Hinners listen to the tips provided on identity theft protection during the July 12 seminar at Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. at a coffeehouse with your insurance agent, are you verbally giving him your social security number while he taps it into his laptop? If people truly need that information in public, write it down so others can’t overhear you. • Do you sign up for store credit cards because they offer you a discount? Don’t sign up before finding out who services the card. Will you be liable for fraudulent charges or will you be protected? • Do you have a credit card you haven’t used in the past few years? If you decide to get rid of it, make sure when you call to cancel it you tell the company to de-activate it. Otherwise they can just close the account and it can be reopened by an identity thief who is shopping on your dime. • Are you at a street fair or farmers market that uses the old carbon imprints of your credit card? If so, make sure you

take the carbons with you. • Do you know who you’re talking to? Never give personal information to someone over the phone, especially if you didn’t initiate the call. • Do you buy items or make transactions online? Make sure to look for an “s” in the “https://” that indicates you’re using a secure browser. • Do you check your bills? Be sure there are no unauthorized charges on your credit card bills. Make sure there is no unusual activity on your utilities bills. • Do you still carry your Social Security card around with you? Once a common form of identification, now it’s best to keep you Social Security card in a safe deposit box or home safe. • Do you use a credit card when paying for dinner at a restaurant? At some restaurants, they take your credit card away and then bring you back a

receipt. When your card leaves you, you don’t know who’s scanning the information away from your sight. • Are you planning on flying overseas or putting any other big purchases on your credit card? These are normally indicators to the credit card company that someone might have stolen your card and is using it to buy big ticket items. You might want to consider calling the credit card company ahead of time to alert them to your plans. • What information do you have printed on your checks? Never use a phone number or Social Security number on your printed checks. Use a first initial on the printed version and then sign your full name. If a thief gets a hold of blank checks, he’ll have to guess at the name. When asked for a phone number by a vendor, use your work phone number. Also, when paying bills, only put the last four digits of your account number. • Do you have your mail held while on vacation? Unless there’s someone you absolutely trust to pick up your mail, have it held at the post office instead of leaving it sit for a week in an unsecured mailbox. • Do you use the ATM? Thieves have been known to put secondary scanners and/or video cameras in at ATMs to get your information. So ask yourself, does this look like a normal ATM or is there something out of place or unusual about it? • Do you throw out your old magazines and catalogs? Make sure to rip off the cover that has your name and address and account number on it and run it through the shredder before putting items in the recycling bin or trash. • Do you have a member rewards card? They store your information on those too so make sure to shred receipts. • Has your child’s identity been stolen? Since Social Security cards are now given out at birth, a thief has 16 to 18 years to ruin your child’s credit. Put a fraud alert or credit freeze on their information to protect them and monitor their credit report. • Do you use your


Security devices, like this pictured Aluma Wallet, are one way to protect yourself against identity thieves using hand-held scanners to steal your information.


A close-up of the Aluma Wallet.

spouse’s name or birthday as your password? Passwords should be at least six characters with a number and a special character. Don’t use things that can easily be researched. (Is your pet’s name on Facebook?) Make the sequence random. • How often do you change your password? Twice a year when you change your clocks and check your smoke alarm batteries, change your password, too. • Has your driver’s license been revoked? Did something of yours get repossessed? Are you getting bills for things you don’t recognize or a double set of bills. Has a name been added on to your credit card or bank account? Are you getting calls that bills haven’t been paid? These may be signs that your identity has been stolen. • Do you know what to do when you discover your identity has been stolen? Call the police and file a report. Call all your financial institutions. Stop payments on your checking account. Get a new driver’s license with a new identification number. Do not get a new Social Security card. For information on identity theft, visit For more information on the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, visit

Boat builders hone skills for annual cardboard regatta By John Seney

NEW RICHMOND - More than 60 boats are expected to launch from the riverfront Aug. 20 for the 19th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Some of the cardboard and duct tape vessels won’t make it to the finish line, disappearing under the waves and becoming eligible for the Titanic Award, given annually to the most spectacular sinking. But if recent regattas are any indication, there won’t be that many aspiring Titanics. Ray Perszyk, one of the organizers of the event, said in the early years of the regatta, it was not usual for


Mike Hoffer of Miami Township races in the Big Red Machine at the 2010 Cardboard Boat Regatta in New Richmond. 20 to 30 percent of the boats to founder. “Last year, we has only three sinkings,” he said. “The skill level of boat makers is improving,” One of those boat builders is Gary Rohs of

Delhi Township, who has never actually competed on the water, but enjoys the challenge of cardboard construction. “I like the engineering,” he said. He enlists younger com-

petitors to pilot his creations. Last year, he built two boats – Nemo and Back in Black, both of which will probably race again this year, he said. And he is building a new boat for this year’s competition – a 16-foot-long replica of a World War II P40E fighter plane. It’s a one-person boat built for speed, he said. He likes participating in the regatta because “it’s different and it gets a lot of kids involved.” Mike Hoffer of Miami Township has built boats and competed in several regattas. Last year, he built and piloted the boat Big Red Machine.

This year he is building two boats. One is a cardboard baby giraffe boat that his niece will race in. “It will be in memory of Zuri,” the baby giraffe that recently died at the Cincinnati Zoo, he said. The other boat, which he will pilot, is a paddle wheeler with a Gorilla Tape theme. Rules require the boat hull be made only with cardboard, tape and paint. Free cardboard and building tips are available at the Cardboard Boat Museum, 311 Front St., in New Richmond. Perszyk said there will be 24 trophies awarded this year for speed and creativity.

“About half of the participants end up getting a trophy,” he said. A new event this year will be the Cardboard Man event, in which competitors will race both downstream and upstream. “It’s an endurance event,” Perszyk said. “In lieu of the Ironman in Hawaii.” Registration for the regatta begins 11 a.m. Aug. 20, with a 1 p.m. race time. For more information contact Perszyk at 9109153 or email him at Information also can be obtained by going to, clicking on the fire truck and then clicking on the regatta logo.


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Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township.


West African Dance Class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Tea House Martial Arts and Learning Center, 8182 Beechmont Ave., Highenergy dance designed for communities to celebrate and rejoice together. Ages 12-70. $60 for five classes, $15. Presented by Flying Pig Yoga. 269-599-2091; Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


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




Beauty From Ashes, 10 p.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 8315777. Milford.



Library Resources for Homeschoolers, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, See how the library’s databases, materials and services can support your homeschool classroom. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


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


Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 2


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; Milford.

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All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 3


Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Ice Cream Social, 3 p.m., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road, Outdoor arts and crafts show and raffle. Includes homemade ice cream in eight flavors made in 5-gallon, old-fashioned Amish-built churns. Also, barbecue sandwiches with “fixins,” homemade pie and cake. 583-9676; Loveland.

Union Township Summer Concerts, 7 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheatre behind center. Music by Sycamore Community Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Fossil Identification, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Dry Dredgers, non-profit group of individuals of all backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise sharing an interest in fossils. Members of club identify fossils and share information about how to get more involved with fossil hunting. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Saturday Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Splash, play and explore within boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to stream, where naturalist will be stationed with collecting equipment, ID sheets and other info. Parents must be present at all times. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township. All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.


Big Daddy Walker/Karaoke, 10 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Through Aug. 27. 831-5777. Milford.



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


Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, No cover. 697-9705; Loveland.


Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard. What is done on particular day depends on current needs of gardens. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Second Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., “Legend of the Loveland Frogmen,” winner of the “Best Entertainment Video” Blue Chip Cable Access Awards, shown 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Meet artists and shop for art, photography, handcrafted jewelry, fiber arts, wood crafts, pottery and more. Free. 683-7500; Loveland.



Saturday Stream Exploration is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Splash, play and explore within the boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to the stream, where a naturalist will be stationed with collecting equipment, ID sheets and other information. Parents must be present at all times. Cost is $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. Call 831-1711; Pictured, Logan Martin, 8, walks along the rocks while exploring through a creek at the Cincinnati Nature Center last summer.

Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. To help scleroderma patient and their friends deal with the devastating symptoms of the disease and its emotional impacts. Free. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township.

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Antiques and Crafts on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Village of New Richmond, Front Street, Setup for dealers 7 a.m. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 753-1909. New Richmond.


Mother Nature’s Child Film Screening, 2-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Special viewing of inspirational new film, which discusses and demonstrates critical importance of nature in children’s lives. Featuring Richard Louv, Jon Young, David Sobel and more. Followed by discussion. Adults only. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.

Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.


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Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Yoga, Naturally, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hatha-based yoga to refresh and renew your body and mind - outdoors. With Katy Roades. Ages 14 and up. Family friendly. $70, $50 members for series. Walk-ins: $15, $12 members. 831-1711. Union Township.

Jump Start Library Skills, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For students starting first grade and their parents. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape Grand Opening, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Vine-cutting ceremony. Children and adults tour and play by digging, splashing, building and creating fun in nature. Executive Director Bill Hopple gives opening remarks and short informational session. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 3 and under and members. 831-1711; Union Township.


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

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Quarter Auction, 7-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, $1 per paddle. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Parenting Teens and Young Adults with ADHD and Asperger’s, 6:30-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., For parents of children ages 15-25 who have ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism spectrum disorders or other hidden disabilities. Topics include: The role of executive function, growing up with a hidden disability, daily living skills and educational success. $15. Presented by Life Management Strategies. 9478387; Union Township.


arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati’s season finale Gala of International Dance Stars will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aronoff Center. It features 29 dancers from 12 companies around the world, with four world premieres and a diversity of cast, music and dance styles. A pre-show gala is at 7 p.m. with dinner by the bite of international cuisine, a cash bar and live jazz. Tickets are $26-$62. Call 513-621-2787 or visit or The production supports local and regional programming of arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati. Pictured are Epiphany Davis and Amber Hill, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre.

Aqua Adventures, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through Aug. 19. Waterthemed week to explore aquatic habitats and learn about why water is so important to all living things. Ages 7-9. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Janet Jackson comes to the PNC Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. She will perform music from her CD “Number Ones.” Tickets are $59.50, $75, $99.50 and $150, plus fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


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Fresh or not, pears are tasty in romaine poppy salad My good intentions to make cashew pear salad with poppy seed dressing using pears from our tree will never come to pass. W h y ? The squirrels decided to pull every Rita pear from Heikenfeld our tree. I just Rita’s can imagine how kitchen it happened: it had to be at night or very early morning when the pear heist began, since I was out near the pear tree right before dusk admiring all those beautiful, almost ripe, pears. I was thinking about the jars of pear butter, canned pears and chutneys I was planning to make, along with the pear salad. This morning I went out to pick some mint for my lemon mint spa water (check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for the recipe) and passed by the tree. I was dumfounded when I looked up. Really. Not a pear remained. And it wasn’t the deer, since they usually tug on the branches and leave a bit of a mess as they chew. To make matters worse, they cleaned the ground

around the tree, so not even a piece of pear was left. It’s not that the squirrels need those pears. There are plenty of oak and nut trees on our property. But you know me, I’m not one to give up so easily. So I’ll buy pears at Kroger to make this nice salad. But I still can’t pass the tree without frowning …

Tomatoes, thickly sliced, enough to make a layer 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped, about 1 ⁄3 cup or so, or 2 scant teaspoons dry Sprinkling of shredded parmesan or romano for top

Cashew pear salad with poppyseed dressing Toss together:

1 large bunch romaine, cut up, or equivalent mixed greens 1 cup shredded Swiss 1 cup salted cashews 2 pears, sliced thin 1 ⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries


Rita shares tips for finding the freshest corn. Here she is with the Silver Queen corn in her garden.

Poppyseed dressing:

Mix together: 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice Poppyseeds: go to taste and start with a couple of teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced red onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt to taste Serves six to eight.

Fresh tomato mozzarella tart Homegrown

Preheat oven to 400. Prick crust and prebake 10 minutes. Dust bottom with flour. Mix cheese, salt and pepper and mayo. Spread thin layer over crust. Lay tomato slices on top. Spread rest of cheese mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with green onions and basil. Smooth top, pushing onions and basil into cheese mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden.

are available and just the best for this recipe. Some folks like to squeeze out part of the juice and seeds of the tomatoes.

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Mango cutter/ seeder great for peaches, too. Kay Hitzler, nurse extraordinaire at Good Sam during the day and my sous chef extraordinaire for evening classes at Jungle Jim’s, shared this timely tip. We made a lavender peach claufouti (custard) and the peaches were not free stones. Kay took the mango cutter/seeder and pushed it through the peach. Voilà – it cut cleanly through the peach and removed the seed, too, with hardly any waste. She thought it would be good for plums, too. Thanks, Kay!

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Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


Park National Bank sponsors the arts with $5,000 donation CLERMONT CO. - As part of their longtime sponsorship of the Community Arts Program, Park National Bank President Dave Gooch presented a $5,000 check to UC Clermont College. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to support the Community Arts Program. By offering these shows, UC Clermont is providing our communities affordable access to the arts close to home. I look forward to attending this year’s events with my family,” said Gooch, who was named president of Park National Bank, Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky in March. The Community Arts Series at UC Clermont College includes Calico Theatre, showcasing children’s performances and complementing educational workshops, and the Park National Bank Gallery, featuring juried local and national art exhibits. The Park National Bank Art Gallery is celebrating its 17 anniversary and Calico Theatre is celebrating its 25 anniversary. “Park National Bank has continued to show its commitment to enriching the lives of those in our community by supporting the arts at the college. We thank them for their sponsorship of the Park National Bank Art Gallery and arts programming offered to the community,” said Dean Greg Sojka, UC Clermont College. For more information about Community Arts, visit UC Clermont online at For more about your community, visit

We grow Silver Queen corn and it’s always so sweet and picked at the time of perfect ripeness. But if you’re buying corn, here’s what to look for: fresh green, tightly closed husks with dark brown, dry, but not brittle, silk. The stem should be moist but not chalky, yellow or discolored. Ears should have plum, tender, small kernels in tight rows up to the tip. A fresh kernel will spurt “milk” if punctured. Make corn sweeter. Add a squirt of honey to the water before boiling corn.


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Hurley to sing with All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Jeffrey Hurley, son of Les and Evelyn Hurley of Amelia, was selected to sing with the 49th edition of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. Hurley will be one of 200 high school singers from across Ohio who will sing with the choir at the 12-day Ohio State Fair, July 27, to Aug. 7. As a recent graduate of Amelia High School, Hurley has participated in choir, Amelia High School Encore Select Choir and drama under the direction of April Hilen and Julie Biernat. Founded in 1963 by Glenville D. Thomas, the youth choir has appeared in concert around Ohio and abroad, marched in a number of national parades and has sung for several gubernatorial inaugurations.

After converging at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus July 21, choir members spent Hurley five days in rehearsals prior to the official opening of the 156th Ohio State Fair. Each day of the fair, the youth choir will sing for some 60,000 fairgoers as they perform at six to eight sites on the 360acre fairgrounds; more than 100 performances over the run of the Fair. Saturday, Aug. 6, the choir will be joined by hundreds of alumni in a celebration of song. The Youth Choir’s 2011 show is titled “Walk Together,” a musical celebration of unity and cooperation.


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Cosplay, a solo exhibit presented by Ana Sabian, will be featured in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College from Aug. 9 to Aug. 30. There will be an opening reception August 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Sabian, received graduate degrees in fine arts at UC’s College of Design Art Architecture and Planning (DAAP) and Morehead State University. “It’s all about the outfits we wear. The costumes that identify us, make us feel confident or malicious,” said Sabian. The artist’s works feature wood relief panels with mixed media. Through her art, Sabian also addresses the idea of identity and the use of cosmet-

ic surgery in our culture “to become objects of our greatest desire or spectacular horror. We’re all cosplaying at this very moment we all know it, love it, and will never stop doing it. I’m just taking snapshots of the events and showing them to you,” said Sabian. The Park National Bank Art Gallery is in the Snyder building on the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia at 4200 Clermont College Drive. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed weekends. The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. For more information about the gallery visit: /community_arts/park_galle ry.html.


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August 10, 2011


Antique machinery show starts soon 10 Buck haircuts to benefit Inter Parish Ministry

Howdy folks, Ruth Ann is getting better each day. Last Sunday we went to church for the first time in five weeks. It was great. Last week I thought since Ruth Ann has only been to the doctor’s, it would be good to take her out to eat. We stopped at Bob Evans then went to Kroger to do some shopping. She used the motorized cart. Boy, it was great to have her along to do the grocery shopping. There were several folks that were glad to see her. We take our partners for granted, but when something happens to them, then and only then do we really appreciate them. When I go some place I like it when Ruth Ann is with me. She can get along good using the cane our daughter bought her after her hip replacement. I am not a very good cook!! But with my sweetie by my side we can have a good meal. Folks have been good to bring food in. We really are grateful for each of them. We have always been there to help other

folks, furnish corn for f u n e r a l meals and help if needed. It is important to able to George be help other Rooks folks. The ClerOle mont County Fisherman Fair is history. It seems it had a very good run even with the heat. Only one rain, that was after the fireman’s parade. The firemen are to be thanked for the great parade they put on each year. The folks that volunteer on the fire department are to be thanked. I know how it is to be a volunteer. I volunteered for the Newtonsville Fire Department. The Grange is very involved in the fair each year and was very involved in beginning of 4-H and FFA. The Grange has always been interested in the youth. I was talking to Jan and she said years ago some of her family would harness his mules, hook

them to a wagon and go through Newtonsville, picking up folks and taking them to the fair. Boy, that goes back a lot of years don’t it? I remember the first time I was at the fair. Mom and Dad took us boys. There was a dunking booth. How the feller begged folks to not hit the bulls eye and drop him in the water. Boy did we laugh when he went down!! Jan said several vendors at the fair, said how they appreciated the big trees. They go to Xenia next week and there will be no big trees for shade. How lucky we are to have big trees in the Clermont County Fairgrounds. I went to the fair to meet the judges for the Grange booths. While waiting for them I heard the finest noise I like to hear, a rooster crowing. That is a farm sound I was used to. The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show runs Aug. 11 to Aug. 14. We won’t be there this year but next year hopefully we will be there to take part. I have always

First Becca’s Run for the Cure event a success Bronze Sponsors: Colonial Fence Post, ExperTint, Gabbard’s Ford, Mr & Mrs. James Moyer Also thank you to all the businesses and individuals that donated the great raffle items. Becca’s Legendary Run for a Cure will be held again in May 2012.

One of the ideas for next year is to have a Fun Run for all the kids. Information for the event can be found on Facebook – Becca’s Legendary Run for a Cure – or by emailing

Where can you get a salon quality haircut and style for only 10 bucks? At the fourth annual Back-to-School Haircut for Hunger Benefit event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Kharisma Hair Salon, 775 B Eastgate Drive, in the Eastgate Village Shop Mall - near Porter Paints. The Haircut for Hunger Benefit is planned by salon owner Donna Miles-Passick to assist Inter Parish Ministry (IPM) meet a great and growing need. According to Miles-Passick “this is just a simple way for us to give to those in our community who need help with food and clothing.” The event, in its fourth year, will include $10 haircuts, door prizes and refreshments. This year the salon's stylists have the goal of 100 haircuts and hope to raise at least $1,000 to support those in need. All proceeds from the haircuts, including tips, will go to IPM. According to IPM Executive Director Lindsey Ein,


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The first Becca’s Legendary Run for a Cure, held May 7, was a huge success. The event was held in honor of 6-year-old leukemia survivor Becca Bennett. The Pierce Township Police Department hosted the event with the help of many sponsors. All proceeds for the event went to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center- Oncology Research. The 5k run/walk took place throughout the Legendary Run subdivision and started/ended at the Golf Clubhouse and had almost 200 participants. The run was able to donate $5,000 to the oncology research department at Children’s. Dr. Christine Phillips, Becca’s oncologist, was on hand to receive the donation. Becca handed out the medals and certificates at the end of the race. Becca’s Legendary Run for a Cure would like to thank the many sponsors for their donations: Gold Sponsors: Family Implant Dentistry, American Family Insurance- Agent Joel Loyd, All-Star Sportswear, Legendary Run Community Association, The Golf Club at Legendary Run, and Altman Entertainment Silver Sponsors: Amelia Quarter Auction Group, LaRosa's, Mt. Holly Christian Chapel

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Enjoy NAMI reunion, find out about recent budget cuts Aug. 15

Join the Clermont County NAMI Monday, Aug. 15, as it hosts a family reunion and information session about the recent Ohio budget cuts. In lieu of the August Caring and Sharing, NAMI Clermont County will host A Familyto-Family Reunion at 6:30 p.m. This event is for anyone who has completed the NAMI Clermont County 12-Week Family-to-Family Course. Come chat with those who were in your class and others. Better yet call one of your fellow classmates and carpool to the reunion. Snacks provided. Then at 7:30 p.m., Karen Scherra, executive director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, will discuss how the Ohio Budget will affect services in Clermont County and what that might mean to individuals receiving services. Learn about options from other county agencies and from NAMI Clermont County. Scherra has served as the executive director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board since September 1997, previously working at the Board as Associate Director. She serves on the Executive Council of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral

Health Authorities (OACBHA). She participates in and chairs many state level committees and is also on the board of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Directors (NACBHDD). In 2000, she was a member of the Ohio Mental Health Commission and was named Administrator of the Year by Ohio Advocates for Mental Health. The board was named “Board of the Year” by NAMI Ohio in 2002. In 2010, Scherra received the Health/Healthcare Leader award at the Clermont County Salute to Leaders. Scherra has a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Evaluation from Hahnemann University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and psychology from La Salle University, both in Philadelphia. Both events will take place at the Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A (lower level), 4350 Aicholtz Road. The Caring and Sharing Support Group will resume Monday, Sept. 19. For more information, email, visit or call 513528-5500.

Chapter of NWTF achieves Five-Star ranking The River Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has achieved the prestigious Five-Star status, a designation only a handful of extraordinary chapters across the nation earn. The NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. A nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage, the NWTF has more than 2,000 chapters across North America. The Five-Star program is designed to recognize the

top NWTF chapters in the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to all portions of the organization’s mission. The chapter, based in Amelia, earned this distinction through promoting conservation, preserving hunting heritage and supporting the local community. Led by David Williamson, chapter president, the River Valley Longbeards Chapter’s dedicated volunteers earned the FiveStar status by: • Raising money to support the NWTF’s mission by hosting a successful Hunt-

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Could your dog be the 2012 Clermont Poster Pooch? BATAVIA – As 10-year-old Bailey Miles scoops up a Frisbee thrown to him in the driveway of his Miami Township home, his owner describes the unique bond she has with the mixed breed, who is the 2011 Clermont County Humane Society Poster Pooch. “Bailey is my soul mate. He is part of me. I cherish him,” said Sue Radabaugh, who adds she remembers the day she rescued Bailey from an animal shelter like it was yesterday. “He was only 6 to 8 weeks

old,” she said. “I named him Bailey Miles, because I bailed him out of a shelter and had to drive miles to get him. That dog is really something,” she said. Bailey seems to understand every word Radabaugh says. During a recent visit to his home, the shaggy dog lounged in a recliner watching the conversation his owner was having with this reporter. As she clutched Bailey’s baby book, Radabaugh said she has loved all the dogs she’s owned but

there is something special about this one. “He senses things and is very kind,” she said. “When I was working at Stepping Stones, Bailey came with me and became great friends with a number of people with disabilities. There was one little boy there who rarely spoke. “One day Bailey walked over to him and put his paws gently on the knees of the boy who was confined to a wheelchair. The boy said ‘Dog.’ It was one of the few

little. That’s so Bailey.” The Clermont County Humane Society invites all dog owners in the county to enter their pet in the search for the 2012 Poster Pooch. Details will be announced on the website and in early fall. To watch an interview with Sue (and Bailey) visit the website eo07152011bailey.aspx.

words he ever said.” The Clermont County Humane Society selected Bailey as the 2011 Poster Pooch based on his adorable picture and the accompanying write-up from his owner on why Bailey should be selected. “Bailey is a character and loves getting lots of attention,” said Radabaugh. “Actually, the day of the awards ceremony naming him Poster Pooch, we think he was a little jealous that the second and third place dogs were getting awards too. He actually growled a

Free exercise class offered to seniors Aug. 26 at YMCA


509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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

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


older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Jackson Township Community Center, 3263 U.S. 50. The focus of the exercise class is increasing balance

and strength in older adults so they stay healthy and independent. Free exercise instructions and equipment will be given to registered participants for home use. The class will be taught by a

certified exercise instructor and class size will be limited to 30 participants. Following the class, a free medication management /brown bag review will be offered to participants by a licensed

registered pharmacist. The pharmacist will consult with participants about medication indications, medication precautions and side effects, proper dosing schedules and answer questions about pre-

scription medication. Participants should bring all current medications in their pharmacy containers to the event. To register, call Denise Franer RN at 735-8421.







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

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

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

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


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


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

Saint Peter Church

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST 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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

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


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

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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am Worship Services

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142 PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)


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


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church 19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor CE-1001652113-01

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 Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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

9:30am 10:30am



7:00pm 7:00pm

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


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

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

683-2525 •

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

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


“Encircling People with God’s Love”


Williamsburg United Methodist Church


Trinity United Methodist

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am CE-1001604952-01

The Clermont YMCA and the Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program are cosponsoring a free one-time exercise class for Clermont County adults 65 years and

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


SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES 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

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

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




Community Journal


August 10, 2011

BIRTHS | DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

Plants taken; $63 at 25 E. Main St., July 18. Steel conveyer rack, etc. taken; $2,000 at Heritage Custom Cycles at 80 W. Main St., July 22. Pistol taken; $453 at 7 Shank Lane, July 25.


Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Darlene Knuckles, 54, 11 Cecelia Drive No. G41, domestic violence, July 19. Amy M. Patterson, 34, 11 Cecelia Drive No. B8, assault, July 22.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 11 Cecelia Drive B8, July 25.

Domestic violence

At Cecelia Drive, July 19.

Public indecency

Male stated male exposed himself at Shank Park at 70 Robinway, July 20.



Kyle R. Doherty, 21, 3001 Ohio 132, warrant, July 19. Thomas League, 29, 416 Union St., drug paraphernalia, July 20. Chase K. Williams, 25, 4702 Beechwood, warrant, July 25.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 234 E. Main St., July 22.


Clothing taken; $300 at 270 N. 6th St., July 18. Checks taken and cashed; $620 at 320 S. Riverside, July 5. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $89 at East Main Street, July 22.



Paul Ferguson, 40, 815 Main St., warrant, July 15. Lonnie E. Kennedy, 31, 935 Old U.S. 52, fugitive from justice, July 19. John K. Heater, 22, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 268, assault, criminal trespass, July 20. Vernon G. Blankenship, 59, 2852 Chestnut Lane, open container, July 23.

Female was threatened at 356 St. Andrews, July 19.


Two males stated they were each assaulted by the other at 350 and 360 St. Andrews, July 17. Reported at 360 St. Andrews, July 18.


TV taken; $2,000 at 3826 Bennett Road, July 21.

Criminal damage

Fender dented on vehicle at 3731 Nine Mile, July 23. Window of vehicle damaged, as a result of road rage at area of U.S. 52 at Nine Mile Road, July 23.

Disrupting public services

Male reported these offenses at 1723 Ohio Pike, July 17.

Domestic violence

At Par Fore Court, July 18. At Culver Court, July 21.


Multiple forged checks passed at Check n Go at Ohio Pike, July 20.

Solicitation of sales

Males selling magazines at 1350 Locust Lake, July 18.


Incidents/investigations Assault

Merchandise taken from Walmart; $30 at Ohio Pike, July 17. Jug full of coins taken; $400 at 1160 Green Farm, July 19. Stereo taken from vehicle at 543 Davis Road, July 20. Bill for work not paid at Expertint; $100 at Ohio Pike, July 19.


Offenses reported at Beckjord Substation at U.S. 52, July 20.

Two females were assaulted outside of Family Dollar Store at 1041 Old U.S. 52, July 20. At 303 Market St., July 20.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Harold Back, 60, 1728 Ohio Pike, disrupting public services, disorderly conduct, July 17. Tiffany M. Jeffries, 19, 322 Elmcrest, theft, July 17. Kristal Sexton, 27, 3595 Par Fore



Theft, vandalism, breaking and entering

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Latika J. Woolf, 18, 922 Winged Foot, assault, underage consumption, July 20. Cynthia L. Myers, 43, 4712 Beechwood, warrant, July 21. Marie J. Kelch, 22, 816 Clough No. 5, trafficking in heroin, drug pos-

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session, permitting drug abuse, July 19. Peggy R. Shelton, 51, 878 Tall Trees, failure to reinstate, obstructing official business, domestic violence, July 19. Jacob M. Barns, 19, 4017 Brandychase, theft, criminal trespass, July 20. Shane W. Kendle, 41, Lka 2438 TriCounty Hwy., warrant service, July 20. Eddie M. Bowen, 25, 13045 Lower Cumberland, driving under suspension, July 20. Scott A. Brown, 26, 58 Amelia Olive Branch, criminal simulation, July 20. Heather Case, 29, 24765 Ester Drive, theft, criminal tools, July 19. Thomas C. Riedy, 49, 1231 Duncan, recited, July 20. John C. Tindall, 18, 14 Apple Lane, criminal damage, July 17. James R. Burson Jr., 40, 4534 Tealtown, domestic violence, July 20. Kathryn A. Worley, 44, 4534 Tealtown, domestic violence, July 20. Scott W. Abney Jr., 22, 81 Concord Woods, driving under suspension, July 20. John D. Vicars, 50, 505 Old Ohio 74, receiving stolen property, July 19. Paul S. Vicars, 44, 505 Old Ohio 74, receiving stolen property, July 19. Joshua Tribble, 22, 310 S. Main St., warrant service, July 19. Anthony M. Nuttall, 18, 3884 Michael Drive, marijuana possession, July 20. Dimarco L. Cain, 29, 4524 Weiner No. 3, domestic violence, July 19. Christina A. Battie, 34, 4524 Weiner No. 3, domestic violence, July 19. Joseph D. Kinsworthy, 26, 747 Shawhan, theft, defrauding a livery, July 19. Terrance P. Brennan, 60, 201 Sanford, violation of protection order, menacing by stalking, July 18. Madeline Riley, 48, 816 Clough, assault, July 18. Dana M. Cartwright, 21, 3881 Old Savannah, wrongful entrustment, July 18. Trey M. Biel, 24, 3881 Old Savannah, driving under suspension, July 18. Deanna M. Hilton, no age given, 4704 Beechwood, warrant, July 19. Justin L. Bibb, 30, 4701 Beechwood No. 110, burglary, criminal tools, drug instrument, July 18. Jennifer E. Perkins, 28, 4603 Brookview, complicity to burglary, July 18. Randy J. Crosby, 27, 145 Sardinia Mowrystown Road, resisting arrest, domestic violence, obstructing official business, July 22. Sean B. Rose, 45, 689 Hillview, theft, July 21. Chad E. Roberts, 39, 728 Ohio Pike, obstructing official business, July 21. Sandra Titcomb, 47, 728 Ohio Pike, warrant service, July 21. Barbara S. Miracle, 49, 728 Ohio Pike, warrant service, July 21. William L. Cook, 41, 728 Ohio Pike, warrant service, July 21. Stephanie M. Ell, 23, 1060 Shayler, warrant service, July 21. Kelly A. Southerland, 44, 4012 Vinings, warrant service, July 21. Sean B. Rose, 45, 689 Hillview, driving under suspension, July 21. Audrey J. Frederick, 30, driving under suspension, July 24. Nicole M. Neal, 34, 171 Spring St., driving under suspension, July 19. Jenny L. Foley, 29, 3669 Upper Five Mile, leaving the scene, July 23. Brittany A. Wilmoth, 22, 4839 Dear-

About police reports The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Amelia, Interim Chief John Wallace, 753-4747. Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692. borne, warrant service, July 24. Brandi N. Hymer, 25, 1035 Wittshire, warrant service, July 24. John Greiman, 53, 4300 Beechmont Drive, domestic violence, July 24. Denise K. Jarman, 31, 165 Mt. Holly, open container, July 24. Larry W. Jarman, 54, 165 Mt. Holly, driving under influence, July 24. David A. Merfert, 35, 969 Ohio 28 No. 68, drug possession, July 24. Joshua D. Griffin, 28, 1615 Chase Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, obstructing official business, July 25. Kayla A. Young, 20, 488 Old Ohio 74 No. 3, theft, July 22. Juvenile, 16, theft, July 22. Joshua Ditmore, 23, 475 Piccadilly, warrant service, July 22. Brandon Stevens, 27, 4704 Beechwood, warrant service, July 22. Michael A. Dugger, 28, telephone harassment, July 23. Paige E. Blust, 24, 3579 Ohio Pike, drug abuse, instrument, obstructing official business, July 19. Drew A. Brewster, 18, 44 Wolfer, theft, July 22. Juvenile, 15, complicity to theft, July 22. Anthony Nuttall, 18, 3884 Michael, complicity to theft, burglary, July 22. Jerry L. Shelton, 54, 678 Regent, domestic violence, July 23. Patricia A. Roberto, 64, 678 Regent, domestic violence, July 23. Trey M. Biel, no age given, 3881 Old Savannah, domestic violence, July 23. Whitney M. Pack, 21, 2315 Laurel Lindale, driving under suspension, July 24. Amber L. Hall, 23, 4528 Schoolhouse Road, warrant, July 21. Jillian Truesdell, 23, 4200 Taylor, driving under suspension, July 23. Joshua D. Cramer, 23, 4200 Taylor, warrant, July 23. Stephen Daly, 18, 8388 Holiday Hills, driving under suspension, July 23. Jeff A. Tarvin, 57, 4864 Beechwood, persistent disorderly conduct, July 22. Naphtali D. Brooks, 19, underage consumption, July 23. Nathaniel Miller, 21, 831 Fruitland, wrongful entrustment, July 23. Crystal Gray, 23, 1557 Sherman, open container, July 23. Juvenile, 16, aggravated menacing, July 25. Justin Watts, 24, 475 Piccadilly, warrant service, July 26. Zachary R. Walls, 18, 4356 Beechmont Drive, obstructing official business, July 25.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male stated driver of vehicle displayed a firearm at area of Ohio 32 at Jackson Square, July 18. Female was assaulted at 690 Barg Salt Run, July 25.

Breaking and entering

Numerous items taken from Game City at Old Ohio 74, July 18. Entry made into Amercian Legion at Old Ohio 74, July 20. Tools taken at 4281 Milaine, July 24. Copper wire taken from Duke Energy substation; $500 at Mt. Carmel Tobasco, July 24.


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Court, domestic violence, July 18. Tyler Hogue, 19, 191 Chapel Road, warrant, July 17. Chris S. Mathis, 20, solicitation of sales, July 18. Matthew A. White, 26, solicitation of sales, July 18. Stephen C. Dunn, 48, 356 St. Andrews No. F, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, July 18. Jennifer L. Sargent, 39, 1764 Culver Court No. 9, domestic violence, July 21. Tyler Hogue, 19, 191 Chapel Road, warrant, July 17. Jeremy K. Powell, 31, 510 Parkwood, recited, July 20. Ricky R. Kretzer, 26, 1751 Ohio Pike, recited, July 22. Anthony D. Tenhundfeld, 23, 366 St. Andrews, warrant, July 22. Billy R. Wells, 32, 1200 Golf Club Lane, warrant, July 23. Craig A. Hale, 41, 3385 Ohio 132, warrant, July 24.



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Reed Robert and Hudson Vaughn Rider Kevin and Gayle Rider announce the birth of twin sons Reed Robert and Hudson Vaughn on July 6, 2011 at 10:01 and 10:02 Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord, MI. Reed was 6-lbs. 20 1/4 inches long and Hudson was 7-lbs. 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Vaughn and Vivian Lykins of Withamsville, Ohio Ken and Brenda Rider and Dave and Renee Allen both of Marion, Ohio.

Criminal mischief

Male reported this offense at 1161 Nature Run, July 21.

Criminal simulation

Attempt made to pass counterfeit $50 at Cricket at Eastgate Blvd., July 22.

Domestic violence

At Woodchase, July 23.


Vehicle caught on fire at area of I-275 at Ohio 32, July 20.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 769 Dorgene, July 19.


Male juvenile reported missing at 4300 block of Cider Mill, July 22.


Female reported this offense at 4500 block of Eastwood, July 22.


Two lawn mowers taken from Wal-

New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121. Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 7523830 Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230. Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. mart; $346 at Eastgate Blvd., July 19. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $125 at Eastgate Blvd., July 20. Male stated credit card used with no authorization at 4924 Tealtown, July 18. Scrap metal taken at 13201 Taylor Walk, July 19. I-phone taken; $700 at 872 Ohio Pike, July 20. Two backhoe buckets taken; $2,500 at 865 Ohio Pike, July 20. Solar lights taken at 489 Odin Drive, July 19. Purse taken from vehicle at 3999 Brandychase, July 19. Purse taken while at Kroger’s at Ohio Pike, July 19. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at Honda East at Ohio Pike, July 18. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $34.28 at Old Ohio 74, July 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40 at Ohio Pike, July 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $25.18 at Ohio Pike, July 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $31.77 at Ohio Pike, July 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $331 at Ohio Pike, July 21. Money and phone charger taken from vehicle at 728 Ohio Pike, July 21. I-pod, etc. taken at Bob Evans; $215 at Ohio Pike, July 21. Stereo, etc. taken from vehicle at 1185 Village Glen, July 23. Medication taken at 1211 Woodchase, July 24. Tool box, etc. taken; $860 at 54 Auxier Drive, July 23. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $50 at Newberry Road, July 23. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $14 at Old Ohio 74, July 22. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $92 at Eastgate Blvd., July 22. Gold necklace taken; $3,000 at 1026 Chanticler Way, July 20. Medication taken at 484 Old Ohio 74 No. B111, July 22. Cash taken from vehicle; $600 at 3858 Bennett, July 23. Jewelry taken; over $1,300 at 644 Clough, July 18. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $397 at Eastgate Blvd., July 24. Sawblades taken from Home Depot; $196 at Ohio Pike, July 25. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at Honda East at Ohio Pike, July 25.



Chad E. Hunter, 38, 604 W. Main St., domestic violence, July 17. Brandon L. Back, 18, 1747 Bethel New Hope Road, underage consumption, July 23. Nicholas E. McAfee, 18, 658 Willow St., underage consumption, July 23. Robert A. McAfee, 20, 145 N. Front St., underage consumption, July 23. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 23. Melissa J. Keith, 27, 1876 Ohio 133, obstructing official business, July 22. Andrew S. Mullenix, 23, 2327 Greenbush West Road, warrant, July 22.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Egg thrown at house at 262 N. Front St., July 15.

Domestic violence

At West Main Street, July 16.


Smartphone taken at Goodwill; $300 at 342 W. Main St., July 14. Medication taken from vehicle at 268 W. Main St., July 21. Bike taken from in front of building at 102 W. Main St., July 20.


Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, breaking and entering, theft at 3099 S. Dunham, Amelia, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 3061 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 3031 Macedonia Road, Bethel, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 2530 Swings Corner Pt. IsabeL Road, Bethel, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 2951 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, July 27. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft at 2883 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 27. Bradley M. Patton, 22, 3527 Ohio

132, Amelia, breaking and entering at 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, July 26. Charles Raymond Wood, 19, 154 Holly Park Drive, Goshen, disorderly conduct at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 30. Michael L. McAfee, 22, 142 N. Front St., Fl. No. 2, Williamsburg, disorderly conduct at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 30. Richard A. Klette Jr., 19, 4042 Alexander Lane, Batavia, disorderly conduct at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 30. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Batavia, July 30. Julie Rae Sexton, 18, 2911 Old Ohio 32 Apt. 22, Batavia, disorderly conduct, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 30. Richard A. Klette Jr., 19, 4042 Alexander Lane, Batavia, underage person not to purchase or consume low-alcohol beverage at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 30. Todd Allen Duffey, 45, 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 31. Craig T. Rehage, 24, 634 North Bay Court, Cincinnati, theft at 1480 Thomaston Drive, Amelia, July 30. Anthony B. Rucker, 33, 305 Buddy Lane, Loveland, telecommunications harassment at 366 Seneca Drive, Batavia, July 27. Rodney I. Small, 46, 718 Washington St., New Richmond, assault, criminal damaging/endangering at 1704 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, July 25. Travis P. Meece, 33, 10 Montgomery Way, No. 11, Amelia, possession of drugs at 2247 Ohio 133, Bethel, July 26. Jacob Robbins, 20, 6573 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, breaking and entering at 2147 Baas Road, Batavia, July 25. James R. Smith, 20, 5823 Baas Road, Batavia, breaking and entering at 2147 Baas Road, Batavia, July 25. Anthony L. Corbin, 45, Saul’s Homeless Shelter, Batavia, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, July 26. Jose Alberto Narvaez, 26, 8948 Steeplechase Way, Westchester, criminal damaging/endangering at 300 University Lane, Batavia, July 26. Kristina M May, 31, 815 No. 3, Jackson, KY, theft at 2849 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 27. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Williamsburg, July 27. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs, Williamsburg, July 27. Nicholas Richard Seng, 29, 3129 Spring Grove, Cincinnati, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, July 27. Courtney A. Smith, 25, 141 North Main St., Fayetteville, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, July 27. Ella Rideout, 50, 4702 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, forgery, theft at 1981 Clover Lane, Batavia, July 29. Nathan Bainum, 32, 3560 Woodside Drive, Williamsburg, forgery, misuse of credit card, theft at 350 South Broadway St., Williamsburg, July 28. Rodney J. Pence, 18, 3418 Ohio 132 Apt 1, Amelia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 3471 Ohio 132, Amelia, July 27. Juvenile, 15, juvenile cigarette or other tobacco products violations - use, consume, or possess, Batavia, July 28. Nathan Allison, 18, 5759 Belfast Owensville, Batavia, assault at Maplewood at Belfast Owensville, Owensville, July 28. Justin R. Rack, 29, 2800 Linkside Drive, Cincinnati, theft at 2860 Ohio Pike, Bethel, July 28. Kevin M. Elliott, 25, 2776 Ohio 132, New Richmond, open container liquor at 2976 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 28. David Tumbleson, 19, 2 Pineview Drive, Amelia, theft at 2 Pineview Drive, Amelia, Aug. 1. Kyle Benhase, 18, 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, breaking and entering, tampering w/ evidence at Ohio 132/Chapel Road, Amelia, July 28. Gregory A. Tumbleson, 25, 2851 Ireton Trees Road, Bethel, breaking and entering, tampering w/ evidence at Ohio 132/Chapel Road, Amelia, July 28. Branden Mitchell Moore, 21, 12 Pineview Drive, No. 8, Amelia, breaking and entering, tampering w/ evidence at Ohio 132/Chapel Road, Amelia, July 28. Juvenile, 17, breaking and entering, Amelia, July 28. Juvenile, 17, tampering w/ evidence, Amelia, July 28. Amy Reese, 37, 54 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, criminal trespass at 74 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, July 29. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, New Richmond, July 29. Marc Vansaw, 24, 13 Bay Meadow, Batavia, possession of drugs at Greenbriar at Old 32, Batavia, July 30. Ronald Healey, 19, 5 Marlene Drive, Williamsburg, drug paraphernalia at Greenbriar at Old 32, Batavia, July 30. Ashley M Woods, 20, 600 University Lane No. 111, Batavia, possessing

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August 10, 2011

Community Journal


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


56 Beech Circle, Jeffery Ferrall, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $60,000. 40 Charmalee Drive, Maple Street Homes LLC to Donald & Stefanie Lorentz, 0.2800 acre, $184,125. 31 Deer Creek Drive, Guy & Nenita Ripoll to Justin Kuhn, $114,895. 55 Robin Way, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Eric Fries & Brittney Dabney, 0.2500 acre, $80,000. 23 Sperling Drive, Estate of Elsie Lands to S & D Retirement Home LLC, $56,000.


1243 Autumnview Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Benjamin & Veril Roller, 0.3160 acre, $231,225. 1272 Blacksmith Circle, Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Kimberly & Daniel Horgan Jr., 0.3180 acre, $434,441.50. 1427 Glenwood Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Joshua & Jeniece McKinney, 0.2600 acre, $173,325. 2019 Laurel Oak Drive, David & Carol St. Clair to Kelly & Vincent Tooley, $165,500. 3384 Ohio 222, Robert & Lillian Johns to John & Ruby Garnich,

1.1050 acre, $104,000. 1505 Thornberry Road, U.S. Bank NA to Andrea Longmeier, et al., 0.2920 acre, $137,774.66. 4565 Vista Meadows Drive, NVR Inc. to Alysia Smith, $152,000. 2063 Commons Circle, Viki Deininger to Patricia Smith, $119,000. 1509 Creekside Road, Richard Ruth to Timothy Louis, 0.2410 acre, $131,000. 1520 Creekside Road, Angel & James Dixon Jr. to Jeremy Aranyos & Kelly Girton, 0.2340 acre, $148,900. 1422 Glenwood Court, WBG Development LLC to NVR Inc., 0.2490 acre, $25,000. 4071 Greenbriar Road, Anne Lung to Wayne Porter, 20.2340 acre, $100,000. 80 Lucy Run Road, Deborah McDonald, et al. to Donald & Bonnie George, $50,000. 117 Madison Park Drive, Lydo Properties LLC to Shonna Crooks, $129,900. 4579 Shepherds Way, Dale & Roberta Knechtly to Beth Fitzgerald, et al., 5.2800 acre, $275,000. 4566 Vista Meadows Drive, Vista Meadow Development LLC to NVR Inc., $23,500.


1870 Carnes Road, John Duncan to Loretta Marlow, 0.9520 acre, $65,000. 2041-7 Hall Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Charlotte

Broach, 1.0000 acre, $148,900. 2349 Laurel Nicholsville Road, Estate of Paul Wilson to Anthony Casella, 2.0000 acre, $90,000. 2270 Taggert Lane, James Cooper, trustee to Gary & Lois Smith, 5.0000 acre, $37,333.33 .


Unit 233 Riverpines Resort Condo., Steve Grau & Darryll Ard to Tracy Sloan, 0.0550 acre, $8,500. U.S. Rt. 52, Brenda Thurman to Betty Schweitzer, 0.0560 acre, $500. 309 & 313 Center St., Jerry & Billie Bradley to Debby Workman, $8,000. 310 Columbia St., Tayma Moss, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.2540 acre, $50,000. 137 Paddle Wheel Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jonathan Robertson, 0.2440 acre, $107,000.


2627 Jett Hill Road, Michael & Suzanne Shafitz to Daivd Huter, 5.0100 acre, $223,000. 1192 Twelve Mile Road, Anna Hodges, et al. to Anthony Weingartner Jr., 1.3400 acre, $40,000.


3242 Alpine Terrace, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Suzanne Parker, 1.4400 acre, $115,000.

DEATHS Brandon Arbino

Brandon S. Arbino, 28, Amelia, died July 30. Survived by son Brayden Arbino; parents DJ, Kim Arbino; siblings Angel Klump, Jennifer, Tiffany Arbino; grandfather Lou Miller; many cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents Jenny, Eugene Arbino, Ruth Zachow. Services were Aug. 6 at the Amelia First Church of God. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

William Mager

William Mager, 73, Union Township, died July 29. Survived by daughters Christina Clary, Carole Walters, Laura Purdon; brothers Michael Joseph, Henry Mager; grandchildren James, David Clary, Zachary, Aleya Walters, Chloe, Syren, Hawke Berwanger; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister Rose Anna Baird. Services were Aug. 3 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Scott Schauer

Marlon Scott Schauer, 38, died July 29. Survived by wife Misty Schauer; sons Reed, Cameron, Evan Schauer; parents Marvin, Barbara Schauer; siblings Marvin, Marla Schauer. Services were Aug. 5 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Marlon Scott Schauer Children’s Fund in care of U.S. Bank.

Arnold Tadlock

Arnold Eugene Tadlock, 59, Union Township, died July 27. He worked at the Beechmont Mall. Survived by wife Marline Miller Tadlock; parents-in-law John, Linda Miller; sister- and brother-in-law Angel Tharp, John Miller Jr.; niece Mary Beth Tharp; stepsister Jenny Lockhart; stepmother Mary Ann Tadlock; aunt Stella Mae Shoemaker. Services were Aug. 3. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

POLICE REPORTS From B8 drug abuse instruments at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, July 30. Jason R. Kaylor, 32, 2378 Ohio 132, Apt 1, New Richmond, forgery, receiving stolen property at 695 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 30. Ashley Rae Ellis, 18, 2992 U.S. 50, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3223 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, July 31.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At Ohio 132/Chapel Woods, Batavia, July 29.


At 1704 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, July 25. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 28. At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, July 25. At 5005 Ohio 276, Batavia, July 25. At 74 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, July 29.

Breaking and entering

At 1342 Post Creek Road, Batavia, July 28. At 2147 Baas Road, Batavia, July 25. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 31. At 2883 Ohio 132, New Richmond, June 22. At 3099 S. Dunham, Amelia, Aug. 25. At 340 Chapel Road, Amelia, July 29. At 4300 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, July 28. At Ohio 132/Chapel Road, Amelia, July 28.


At 700 University Lane, Batavia, July 30. At 1320 Boat Run Lane, New Richmond, July 27. At 1320 Boat Run Road, New Richmond, July 26. At 1678 Twelvemile Road, New Richmond, July 25. At 2951 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At 4254 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Batavia, July 26.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 2464 Koehler Estates, New Richmond, July 29. At 1704 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, July 25. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 31. At 300 University Lane, Batavia, July 26. At 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 2. At 4212 Curliss Lane, Batavia, July 29.

At 4300 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, July 28. At 49 Madagascar Drive, Amelia, July 25. At 5640 Stonelick Williams Corner Road, Batavia, July 29.

Criminal mischief

At 4100 West Fork Ridge Drive, Batavia, July 26. At 28 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, July 29. At 2911 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, July 29.

Criminal trespass

At 4228 Pleasant Acres Drive, Batavia, July 28. At 74 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, July 29.

Disorderly conduct

At 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 2.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 232, New Richmond, July 29. At Bootjack Corner Road, Williamsburg, July 27.

Drug paraphernalia

At 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 2. At Greenbriar at Old 32, Batavia, July 30. At South 5th at Willow, Williamsburg, July 26.

Failure to confine a canine

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 28.


At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, July 29.


At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, July 29. At 1981 Clover Lane, Batavia, July 27. At 350 South Broadway St., Williamsburg, July 27.

Fugitive from justice

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, July 26. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, July 27. At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, July 27.

Identity fraud

At 300 University Lane, Batavia, July 29. At 3070 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, July 28.

Juvenile cigarette or other tobacco products violations use, consume, or possess

At Hospital Drive, Batavia, July 28.

Misuse of credit card

At 350 South Broadway St., Williamsburg, July 27.

Open container liquor

At 2976 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 29.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, July 30.

Hickory Lane, JTD Realty Investments LLC to Forcht Bank NA, 0.0480 acre, $7,500. Hickory Lane, JTD Realty Investments LLC to Forcht Bank NA, $142,500. 3400 Legendary Trails Drive, HSBC Bank USA, NA to Christopher & Julie White, 6.3850 acre, $703,048. Lyons Road, Ralph Sterling Beach to A2 Property Solutions LLC, 5.0000 acre, $700. 3371 Mauch Road, Roderick Howard, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.7570 acre, $100,000. 1109 Orchard Lane, Roberta Hunt to Debbie & Paul Reinhart Jr., $18,000. 6223 Vineyard Trace, Stephanie & Tony Doll to Jamie Foster, 0.9800 acre, $130,900. 3778 Vineyard Woods Drive, Jon Blum to Patrick Vesay & Cynthia Miller Vesay, 0.4590 acre, $275,000. 946 E. Legendary Run, Greg & Lisa Nicholson to John & Betsy Phillips, 0.3710 acre, $319,000. 3527 Heather Hill Court, Alvin & Connie Robertson to Thomas & Kimberly Meyers, 0.2220 acre, $375,000. 3469 Legendary Run, Amy & Kevin O’Neil to James & Lisa Mather, 0.7550 acre, $406,000.


4224 Silver Streak Drive, Federal

National Mortgage Assoc. to Debra & David Mefford Jr., 0.3210 acre, $149,100. 4486 Aicholtz Road, Thomas & Doris Carter to Bernard & Darlene Schmitt, 0.3530 acre, $13,800. 4686 Beechwood Road, HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Three-J Investment Group Inc., 0.7390 acre, $46,000. 655 Charwood Drive, Donna Howard to Ronald Campbell, $55,000. 5123 Chukker Point Lane, Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Adam & Devon Schenker, 0.5080 acre, $372,768. 4470 Glendale Drive, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to William Scott Crowley, $58,000. 4004 Hopper Hill Road, Jeremy Quick to Woeste Investments Ltd., 1.0120 acre, $150,900. 4209 North Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Bradley Felix, 0.1510 acre, $135,271. 730 Regent Road, Christopher & Amy Zimmerman to Mike Riggall & Erica Perry, 0.2370 acre, $174,000. 4139 South Gensen Loop, Steven & Stephanie Bishop to Rose & Albert Boehmer IV, 0.1641 acre, $193,000. 1147 Telluride Unit 105, You Ren He, et al. to Living Solutions LLC, $66,668. 5258 Terrace Ridge Drive, Bryan & Anne McEldowney to Michael Swofford Jr., 0.2030 acre, $189,000.

Binning Road, John Schilling, trustee to David & Sandra Prell, 6.0000 acre, $20,000. 4241 Brandonmore Drive, John & Elizabeth Back to Luke & Karen Galloway, $238,000. 4219 Brandonmore Drive, Teriesa Schmitt & Merrie Madden to Ramesh & Kumud Bhatt, 0.2570 acre, $175,000. 4223 Brandormore Drive, Thomas Lake, et al. to James & Nancy Schlosser, 0.2570 acre, $175,000. 635 Fern Court, Patricia Smith to Rosemary Wiebell, $101,000. 3859 Field Lane, Michael & Maryann Ritter to Gregory Bresser, $93,500. 4805 Forest Meadows Court, Jeffery & Phyllis Cramer to Kimberly & Andrew Smith, $265,000. 4457 Glenwillow Drive, Doyle Custom Construction Inc. to Kevin & Cheryl Crutcher, $111,000. 4617 Laurel Ridge Court, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Matthew Leibreich, $113,000. 652 Parkland Drive, Andrew & Kimberly Smith to Denis Schmitt, $159,900. 776 Regent Road, Lonnie & Jill Eley to Deborah Avila, $151,500. 4586 S. Ridge Drive, GORF LLC to Ronald Jacobs, $93,500.


114 Zachary Drive, Renay Krasovich to Amanda & Christopher Moore, 0.3940 acre, $167,000.


Fischer Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 24 Belwood, Amelia Village, $65968; new, 1348 Millstream Drive, Batavia Township, $83,708; deck, 3641 Highland Green, Pierce Township, $3,500; new, 1153 Westchester Way, Union Township, $108,270. Thompson Heating Corp., Cincinnati, HVAC, 2511 Pochard, Batavia Township. Clarke Contractors, Cincinnati, alter, 12 Macarthur Drive, Batavia Township, $16,089. Lanigan Pools, Amelia, pool, 2043 Clermontville Laurel, Monroe Township. Mark Bell, New Richmond, pool, 1465 Ohio 749, Pierce Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 3234 Alpine Terrace, Pierce Township.; HVAC, 1115 Forest Run, Union Township. Kellerman Heating, Amelia, HVAC, 1278 White Oak, Pierce Township. Timothy Pappas, Cincinnati, new, 965 Ohio 749, Pierce Township, $301,000. Bob Hubbard Heating, Cincinnati, HVAC, 655 Charwood, Union Township. Frank Palmisano, Batavia, HVAC, 4432 Dogwood, Union Township. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, new, 884 E. Anson Drive, Union Township, $140,000. Robert Baker, Williamsburg, pool, 550 Gay St., Williamsburg Village. Robert Brownlee, Amelia, addition, 18 Partridge, Amelia Village, $11,200. John Hodges, Amelia, deck, 6 Amelia Park Drive, Amelia Village. Michael Skinner, Batavia alter, 61 Sperling Drive, Amelia Village. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 2 Spencer Court, Amelia Village, $56,095. Decks by Design, Burlington, Ky., deck, 1423 Glenwood Court, Batavia Township. Dennis Brunet, Batavia, addition, 1211 Churchill Court, Batavia Township. Mary Welch, Amelia, deck, 2050 Whispering Willow, Batavia Township. Gerald Berry, Amelia, deck, 3627 N. Heartwood, Batavia Township. Clarke Contractors Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 1955 Erion Road, Batavia Township, $5,892. Keith Tyler, Lebanon, alter, 4226 Amelia Olive Branch, Batavia Township. Eric Waldmann, Amelia, alter, 3069 Jenny Lind, Pierce Township. Greg Curless, New Richmond, alter, 918 Ohio 749, Pierce Township. Tom Rechtin Heat & Air, Bellevue, Ky., HVAC, 995 Castlebay, Pierce Township. Brown Electric, Amelia, alter, 1278 White Oak, Pierce Township. Hammer Rite, Cincinnati, addition, 1149 Forest Run, Union Township, $17,000. Woeste Remodeling Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 4051 Sandstone, Union Township, $41,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 4606 Blainfield, Union Township. Logan Services, Dayton, HVAC, 4168 Heritage Glen, Union Township. M/I Homes of Cincinnati, Columbus, new, 4171 S. Gensen Loop, Union Township, $115,000; new, 4217 N. Gensen Loop, $110,000; new, 4122 Beamer Court, $160,000. The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 4064 Woodsly, Union Township, $70,000. Drees Premier Homes, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 5131 Oak Brook, Union Township, $186,846. Mathew Wheeler, Williamsburg, shed, 101 Julian Lane, Williamsburg Village, $6,000.


Sunesis Construction Co., West Chester, alter, 745 Ohio 52, Huntington Township. Concord Fire Protection, Cincinnati, fire suppression, 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia Township. Norlyn Properties, Batavia, alter-Norlyn Manor, 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia Township, $15,000. Kent, Bradley, Roush Architects, Cincinnati, new-concession building, 1535 Clough, Batavia Township, $125,000. Triumph Signs & Consulting, Milford, sign, 1788 Ohio 125, Batavia Township. Losekamp Paradise of Homes, Batavia, alter, 45 W. Main St., Batavia Village, $10,500. North Western Ohio Security Systems, fire alarm, 85 Eastgate N.,

Union Township. Cintas, Cincinnati, fire suppression, 1098 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. Grandma’s Diner, Batavia, alter, 1098 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. Donald MacFarland, Cincinnati, alterEastgate Martial Arts Club, 471 Old Ohio 74, $23,500.Union Township. Baker Heat & Cooling, Milford, HVAC, 1233 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. Clermont County Alcohol, Drug & Mental, Batavia, alter, 1074 Hospital Drive, Batavia Township. Gary Skeene, New Richmond, tent, 116 Susanna Way, New Richmond Village. Vogt Electric, Hamilton, fire alarmJungle Jim’s, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township.

Turnbull Construction, Cincinnati, alter-Jeff Wyler Chevrolet, Ohio 32, Union Township, $607,200. Frey Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 4354 Ferguson Drive, Union Township. Industrial Mechanical Contractors, Cincinnati, HVAC, 4440 Gleneste Withamsville, Union Township. Air One, New Richmond, HVAC, 1134 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. Roberts Engineering, Milford, site development, 3789 Waterford Way, Union Township. Williamsburg Board of Education, new-student bleachers, 841 Willow St., Williamsburg Village, $4,800.

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August 10, 2011

On the record IN THE COURTS

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


American Family Insurance Co. vs. Pamela S. Phillips, other tort. Scott Barber vs. United Financial Casualty Co., et al., other tort. Dorothy Schott vs. Heritagespring Health Care Center LLC, et al., other tort. Daniel M. Woodward vs. Robert L.

Watkins, et al., other tort. Charitee D. Day vs. Buehrer Stephen/Locust Ridge Nursing Home Inc., worker’s compensation. Bank Of Kentucky Inc. vs. Clermont Risky Business LLC, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jimmy B. Lawrence, et al., foreclosure. Nationscredit Financial Services Corp. vs. Michael Robert Purdy, et al., foreclosure.

LEGAL NOTICE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE PLANT PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available to the public an environmental assessment regarding the removal of host trees infested by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Clermont County. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the document should contact Brendon Reardon at Brendon.Reardon@aphis., or 4700 River Road, Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737, or follow the link below to the document at the following website: Interested persons should request the document entitled, "Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Efforts in Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio, July 2011." Anyone wishing to comment on the document should send comments to the address of Brendon Reardon (please see above) by September 2, 2011. Any comments received will be considered and may result in changes to the proposed activities. Once all comments are received and considered, a final determination will be made available at the website listed above. For general questions concerning ALB, please contact Rhonda Santos, USDA-APHIS Legislative and Public Affairs, at (508) 852-8044. 1001654620 INVITATION FOR BIDS On September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: 2011 Structural Repairs. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on August 23, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available as of August 8, 2011. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by e-mailing Brian Yacucci at Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 5058 PUBLIC SALE The following storage unit at Kennedy’s Landing, C-7 Claudia Rust and last known address 692 Bargsalt Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244. You are hereby notified that your storage will be disposed of effective 818-2011 7078 LEGAL NOTICE UNIT #177 Travis D. Tuneburg 265 Sunny Mead ow Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #285 Matthew Taylor 212 Savannah Cir cle, Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #120 Sandall M. Weinberg 730 Batavia Williamsburg Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #288 Walter A. Mccoy Jr. 198 Doe Run Court Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #187 April & Michael Julifs PO Box 401 Williamsburg, OH 45176 UNIT #140/#141 Neda Alissa 14 Sulphur Springs Drive Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #131 Lisa Blackburn 304 Andrews Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245 Your personal belongings stored at DISCOUNT STORAGE PLUS, 4205 Cover Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Will be sold for payment due. 1656201

LEGAL NOTICE David Beckstedt B33 57 Barmill Rd. Goshen, OH 45122 Amie M Colonel F3 200 East Market 154 Tiffin, OH 44883 Katherine KilgoreStephenson H11 #1 Historic Way Batavia, OH 45103 Kite Matthew B52 190 Riverside Dr Apt 7 Batavia, OH 45103 Vincent McMullen D27 1475 Friendly Lane Williamsburg, OH 45176 Susan Miller C12 3887 Bennett Rd Apt 4-7 Cincinnati, OH 45245 Lisa E Moore G12 4989 State Route 132 Batavia, OH 45103 Paula Neely B35 371 E Main St. Owensville, OH 45160 Kim Owens E14 375 Woodside Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 Joyce Gauthier D55 23 Lori Lane Amelia, OH 45102 Nancy Tackett C8 448 Glenrose Lane Cincinnati, OH 45244 Amanda Dodson D45 9526 Beech Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45231 April Roush F43 2731 Turnkey Ct. Cincinnati, OH 45244 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245; 4400 St. Rt. 222 Batavia, OH 45103; 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 55052

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of state law,there being due and unpaid changes for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owners lien of the goods here-after described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, located at; 1105 Old ST.RT.74, Batavia, OH. 45103 (513)752-8110, and due notice having been given to the owner of said property and all parties know to claim an interest therein,and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the above stated address to the highest bidder or otherwise on of disposed Wednesday,8/24/11 at 10 A.M 1) Derek Smith 4539 Summerside Rd. Apt 30 Cincinnati, OH 45244 (household goods) 2) Debora Perry 4477 Grandview Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45244 (household goods, furniture, boxes, sporting goods, TV’s or stereo equipment, office equipment) 3) Amanda Stith 1988 Starr Rd Sardi45171 OH nia, (household goods, furniture, boxes) 4) Lance Burns 315 East Fork Crossing Batavia, OH 45103 (household goods) 5) Matthew J. Cook 682 W. Main Street Williamsburg, OH (household 45176 goods, furniture, boxes, tools, TV’s or stereo equipment, account records). 1001653432

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Bank of New York Mellon vs. Danielle L. Abner, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Mark A. McDowell, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Ronnie A. Troxel, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Kurt A. Fernberg, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Mark Reid, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Brian E. Reynolds, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Eric L. Gibson, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Rhonda L. Isham, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Terrence K. O’Connor, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Sidney L . Sexton, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. David Jay Hartman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Stephen G. Luecke, et al., foreclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Assoc. vs. Karen J. Harvey, et al., foreclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Assoc. vs. Lisa M. Lay, et al., foreclosure. Cheviot Savings Bank vs. Timothy W. Gillespie, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Angela M. Sexson, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard S. Mursinna, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Alyson J. Burnes, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Jeremy Wayne York, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Christopher M. Berger, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA vs. Paul B. Yaussy, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Jeremy Pride, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Robert M. Lawson, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Chris Mersman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Karin S. VanderMolen, et al., foreclosure. PHH Mortgage Corp. vs. Zana K. Hagerman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Nancy Griga, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae vs. Chaka M. Cummings, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Dustin E. Jewell, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Stephanie Pavey, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. K. Douglas Miller, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. O. Roger Williams, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Matthew J. Velten, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Randy Pfau, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Harold C. Booso, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Carl F. Meyer, et al., foreclosure. Total Quality Logistics vs. Cheetah Trans Inc., other civil. Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors vs. Sindwinder Electric Co., other civil. John Soliday Financial Group LLC vs. Jason S. Eblin, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Tricia Humfleet, other civil. Geico Indemnity Co./Joe T Davidson vs. Frank A. Chapman, et al., other civil. Brandy Brown vs. Clermont Chili Co. Inc., et al., other civil. Eric Pennekamp, et al. vs. Pierce Township, other civil. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Joyce Mahan, other civil. Pamela Y. Benson vs. Gerald T. Traurig, et al., other tort. Progressive Specialty Insurance Co., et al., vs. Searra M. Parker, other tort. Melissa Warren vs. Rose Crawford, et al., other tort. Kelly A. Gilpin vs. NSG Inc./Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. James E. Orr vs. Solutions Plus Inc./Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Elizabeth Gantzer Worman, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Linda D. Ortlieb, et al., foreclosure. Nationscredit Financial Services Corp. vs. Michael Robert Purdy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Denise Shiveley, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard S. Mursinna, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Karin S. VanderMolen, et al., foreclosure. PHH Mortgage Corp. vs. Zana K. Hagerman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Nancy Griga, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae vs. Chaka M. Cummings, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Dustin E. Jewell, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Randy

Pfau, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Harold C. Booso, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Carl F. Meyer, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Lee M . Lewis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. David B. Wallen, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. James Barton, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Jerry Dale Maines Sr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Dennis A. Seiger, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Harry J. Haverkamp, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Wynona G. Kelly, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Robert A. Feck Sr., et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Judith Quillen, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Frank A. Ortega, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Greg T. Evans, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Chris Katsanis, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Roderick Howard, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jennifer L. Potts, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. William C. Brock, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Kenneth R. Volle, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald R. Singleton, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. Leonard Morris, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Mark A. Meeker, et al., foreclosure. Guideone America vs. Brittany N. Johnson, other civil. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Tracy W. Tidwell, other civil. Federated Capital Corp. vs. Samuel A. Carter, et al., other civil. Steven Dobbins vs. Kenan Trey Daniels, other civil. Feldkamp Marketing Inc. vs. Jerald Rosenston, et al., other civil. Citibank NA vs. Jason M. Harris, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Leslie Sherry, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Kristi Adams, other civil. Livingston Financial LLC vs. Robert D. Brannon, other civil. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Mellissa Morris, et al., other civil. Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Christina M. Newman, other civil. PNC Bank NA vs. John Renz, et al., other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Eric W. Smith, other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Stefani Peoples, other civil.


Christine S. Vilardo vs. Ralph J. Vilardo Jr. Diego A. Martinez vs. Eliana Martinez Tim McGeen vs. Kathryn Cooper Steve Roesch vs. Meredith Roesch Joseph Z. Keith vs. Melissa Keith Nicola L. Vargas vs. Mario Vargas Shirley Spears vs. William Spears Mark Wuebold vs. Ginger Wuebold Caitlin McClease vs. Johnny A. McClease Stephanie A. Chadwick vs. Gary W. Chadwick Katie Palmer vs. Luke D. Palmer Anthony Boatright vs. Shelia Boatright Jennifer Porter vs. Shawn Porter Rachel M. Elberfeld vs. Jayson W. Conover Marguerite Alsip vs. Kenneth Alsip Venkata Siva Ratna Vara Prasad Sudhabattula vs. Roja Sudhabattula James Theile vs. Donna Theile Dianna L. Cook vs. Michael W. Cook Sr. Tiffany Rawlings vs. Thomas Rawlings Natalie A. Moore vs. Gregory D. Moore


Holly C. Martin vs. Timothy S. Martin Stephanie A. Eversole vs. John C. Eversole Susan K. McConney vs. Peter E. McConney Jerry Rowland Jr. vs. Tonja Rowland Christine DeJohn vs. Paul DeJohn Frank M. Wilson vs. Sharon Ruth B. Wilson Michelle P. Sullivan vs. Richard D. Sullivan Robert R. McDaniel vs. Sharon C. McDaniel Jamie L. Doucoure vs. Mamedy Doucoure Melvin J. Sebastian vs. Teresia L. Sebastian Kerri L. Anderson vs. Ryan C. Anderson


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. Daniel Brian Kilgore Jr., 29, 811 Massachusetts Drive, Cincinnati, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Jessica Helen Marie Day, 24, 5212 Dry Run Road, (jail), Milford, theft, Miami Township Police. Shane Rutledge, 31, 4706 Beech-

wood Road, Cincinnati, burglary, Union Township Police. Charles Miller Jr., 21, 1971 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, burglary, Union Township Police. Kimberly Donna Chappell, 51, 474 Old 74 No. 210, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Gloria J. Burdine, 53, 474 Old 74 No. 210, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Margaret J. Booth, 28, 4406 Eastwood Drive No. 5305, Batavia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Kyle Lee Benhase, 18, 3115 Leeds Road, (jail), Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Braden Mitchell Moore, 21, 12 Pineview Drive No. 8, (jail), Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Allen Tumbleson II, 25, 2851 Ireton Trees Road, (jail), Bethel, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Randall Wagers, 34, 1464 Locust Ridge Road, Georgetown, forgery, aggravated menacing, Felicity Police. Cortlend R. Mason, 22, 1251 Hwy. 465, Sparta, KY, breaking and entering, theft, Loveland Police Department. Daniel A. Wiley, 20, 1213 Red Roan Drive, Loveland, breaking and entering, theft, Loveland Police Department. Clifton Jordon Eckert, 26, 5617 Happy Hollow No. 3, Milford, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jonathon M. Baltrusch, 29, 4 Crestview Drive, Milford, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mark Isaacs, 42, 5 Robbie Ridge No. 4, Milford, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Pamela Marie Rose, 24, 4896 Mercades Drive, Hamilton, illegal processing of drug documents, Narcotics Unit. Gregory Allen Hull, 43, 82 Stillmeadow Apt. 101, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Theodore William Oldiges, 37, 10-0373 1528 Sutton Lane, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Kenneth Jones, 32, 7177 Ohio 221, Georgetown, aggravated possession of drugs, Union Township Police. Keith Dale Hounshell, 26, 2232 Vine St., No. 262, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, possession of drug abuse instruments, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police. Benjamin A. Gregory, 32, 3107 Piney Creek Drive, Burlington, KY, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, possession of drug abuse instruments, Union Township Police. John Hollett Brown, 30, 1891 Pebble Ridge, No. 2, Milford, burglary, theft from an elderly or disabled adult, theft, misuse of credit cards, Union Township Police. Daniel W. Bullard III, 40, 1780 MacKenzie Trace, Batavia, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. John William Osher, 27, Noble Correctional Institution, burglary, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Devin Randolph Parsley, 19, 3027 Ohio 132, Lot 47, Amelia, unlawful sexual conduct with minor, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Denise Loveless, 47, Clermont County Jail, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Marc David Brookenthal, 28, 4989 Ohio 132, Batavia, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nina Nicole Burnett, 26, 4989 Ohio 132, Batavia, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Russell Behymer, 30, 115 South St., Bethel, possession of heroin, Bethel Police. Matthew V. Smith, 34, 4789 Jester Road, Williamsburg, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or while specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Bethel Police. Michael Robert Lee Gross, 25, 2592 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Clermont County Jail, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, Bethel Police. Jennifer Rose Jeffries, 23, 268 Seton Court, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, endangering children, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Randall Sam Jeffries, 27 268 Seton Court, Batavia, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in heroin, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Jerry Walton Pennington Jr., 34, 5024 Ohio 133, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in cocaine, Narcotics Unit. Eric David Payne, 39, 735 McCormick Lane, Cincinnati, theft, Narcotics Unit. Christy L. Byrd, 25, 1154 Beechridge Court, Batavia, Clermont County Jail, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, forgery, Narcotics Unit. Jeremy Keith Hartness, 32, 107 Ledgerwoods Drive, Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit.

Monica Marie Hartness, 31, 107 Ledgerwoods Drive, Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, identity fraud, receiving stolen property, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Narcotics Unit. Victor L. Zimmerman, 56, 2561 Ohio 222, New Richmond, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, Narcotics Unit. William Thomas Pastors, 40, 3 Osprey Court, Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, insurance fraud, Narcotics Unit. Joshua Burns Cox, 33, 38 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, receiving stolen property, Narcotics Unit. Jennifer Lynn Cox, 30, 38 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, insurance fraud, Narcotics Unit. Paul George Walton, 41, 2055 Harvey Road, New Richmond, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Terrence Patrick Brennan, 59, 201 Stanford Place Glnd. (jail) Springfield, menacing by stalking, violating a protection order, Union Township Police. Jonathon Lewis Adkins, 27, 2108 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy Scott Stout, 31, 12-29-79 2220 Berry Road, (jail) Amelia, kidnapping, abduction, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kimberly J. Manning, 32, 4303 Glen Este Withamsville Road, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Michael Godsey, 53, 1625 Steward Harbough Road, Williamsburg, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Stephanie R. Evans, 36, 1280 Pebblebrooke Trail No. 3, Milford, perjury, making false alarms, Miami Township Police. John Lamar Culbreth, 58, 5782 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, operation while under the influence of alcohol of drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ricky L. Pack, 19, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, grand theft, theft of a firearm, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Lee Bibb, 30, Clermont County Jail, burglary, attempted burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jennifer E. Perkins, 28, 4603 Brookview Drive, Batavia, burglary, Union Township Police. Thomas Craig Sisson, 20, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road (released from jail), Felicity, breaking and entering, grand 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,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Cynthia Banfield v. Ron Banfield, Jr., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part the trial court’s decision, and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. In the matter of: PHH Mortgage Corporation v. Michael S. Prater, et al., presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s decision denying PHH Mortgage’s motion to set aside the sheriff’s sale. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Robert C. Willis, presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert A. Hendrickson and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s decision. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Floyd Layne, presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper.The appeals court affirmed Floyd Lane’s drug-related convictions, but has sent the case back to the trial court to correct court costs. In the matter of: Gregory Althammer v. Elizabeth Pottorf, presiding judge Robert P. Ringland, judge Rachel A. Hutzel and visiting judge William R. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the trial court’s decision regarding custody of a minor child and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings.


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