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Batavia wants to annex more If approved, county employees would pay income tax By Kellie Geist-May

Bad impression

During an update on economic development, Commissioner Archie Wilson said the gateways at major road intersections needed to be cleaned up to improve Clermont County’s image. He said weeds often are growing up around a sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike welcoming people to Clermont County. “Our image is everything,” he said. FULL STORY, A4

BATAVIA – Village officials want to annex 286 acres of Batavia Township, including Clermont County’s sheriff’s office, municipal court, fleet maintenance, and water resources. The village filed a petition Aug. 11 that would allow the village to annex the land owned by the county because Glen Wiedenbein, whose property connects the countyowned land with the village, requested annexation, said Clermont County Administrator Dave Spinney. If the petition is approved all

employees who work in the village will be subject to a 1 percent income tax. That additional revenue would help the village “renew infrastructure and public places and to make some major improvements,” said Batavia Mayor John Thebout. “The county seat is an important part of Clermont County and we have a lot of work to do. It’s not fair to ask the 1,500 resident of Batavia to pay for all of that,” he said. “It should be an expense shared by everyone and the county employees use our infrastructure.” The petition would allow only private property owners – not governments – the right to object the annexation. As long as the petition

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The Union Township-based Cincy Kids 4 Kids organization is looking for help raising money for Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Orphanage and more. Adding the walk started when the organization did a back-to-school night at Shriners. FULL STORY, A3

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cooperation in developing the property, which was a landscaping company, for commercial use. Wiedenbein was unable to be reached for comment. If the property is annexed the village would have additional revenue to embark on several projects. “A major proposal would build a new bridge over the East Fork of the Little Miami River near the new annexation territory, provide an alldirections interchange with Ohio 32, and build a new connecting road to the new Clough Pike at Main Street,” Thebout said. The exact amount the tax would

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Dog attack injures Union Twp. officer

CLERMONT CO. - Some county residents say that although they favor a fare increase, they’d rather see CTC disbanded or run by a private company. They made their comments at the Clermont Transportation Connection fare increase public hearing Aug. 3. The hearing was one of four held to hear public comments on a proposed increase to fares and elimination of student and child discounts. FULL STORY, A3

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s “Cost of Freedom” display - often called the Traveling Tribute and including a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall - will be coming back to Clermont County in 2013. The display will be at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 in 2013. All of the Union Township trustees said they were excited to see the Tribute return. FULL STORY, A2

is in order commissioners have no choice but to accept it, Spinney said. Commissioners voted Aug. 17 to acknowledge receipt of the petition. They have 45 days to OK the actual annexation. The village annexed 108 acres with the same type of petition in June. That land included UC Clermont, the Southwest Ohio Development Center and 5.7 acres owned by Don and Richard Saylor, who requested the annexation. The income from both annexations would be collected by the village beginning in 2012. Thebout said Wiedenbein wants his land to be annexed by the village so he can have the village’s


Nicole Jordan of Amelia, front, and Nancy Wenstrup of Union Township place their memorial lanterns on the lake at Mt. Moriah Cemetery during last year’s lantern lighting ceremony.

Remember a loved one with a lantern By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. – Township trustees are giving families a chance to remember their loved ones by conducting the fourth annual Mt. Moriah Lantern Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 10. During the event, residents especially people with family members buried at Mt. Moriah will gather at the cemetery to decorate lantern covers with memories, drawings, notes, photos and more. At sunset the lanterns will be put on a base, the candle will be lit and the family members will place the lanterns on the cemetery’s lake. “It’s a nice time for families to get together to honor and pay tribute to the loved ones they’ve lost,” said Trustee Matt Beamer. “I like seeing the individual creativity everyone puts into the lanterns. It’s amazing.” Union Township Service Department administrative assistant Nancy Woebkenberg, who works at the cemetery, has been coordinating the lantern lighting ceremony since its inception. She said the township will have all supplies families need to create the lanterns as well as the bases and candles that will float out onto the lake. “We’ll have everything unless they want to bring some special

photos or memories with them,” she said. “Everyone memorializes their loved ones in a different way.” The free event will start at 5 p.m. There will be dinner before a group of Marine veterans post the colors and a Boy Scout troop leads “The Pledge of Allegiance.” “At sunset we’ll put the lanterns on the lake,” Woebkenberg said. “It’s over at 7:30 p.m. or whenever we’re finished.” No reservations are necessary and the township will provide the chairs, tables and a covered tent for the rain or shine event. Woebkenberg and Beamer both said they hope the township can continue to sponsor the event, which costs about $4,000. “It’s just something really nice that everyone looks forward to, and it’s grown every year,” Woebkenberg said. “People come together to remember their loved ones and they share their stories. It really brings the community together.” The cemetery is at 686 Mt. Moriah Drive and free parking ceremony will be available at the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church across the street at 681 Mt. Moriah Drive. A shuttle will transport visitors to and from the event. For more information, call the cemetery office at 752-1773. For more about your community, visit

UNION TWP. - One police officer is on leave and another is being treated for impact injuries after a dog attack. Union Township Police Lt. Scott Gaviglia said the incident occurred when two police officers were serving an arrest warrant to Jennifer Adkins, 37, in the 1000 block of Old Ohio 74 around 6:50 p.m. Aug. 22. “The entrance to the residence was around back on the second floor. The officers parked out front and, as they were turning the corner to go up the steps, they were met by a large animal with the characteristics of a pit bull,” Gaviglia said. “The dog saw the officers and immediately charged.” The dog knocked Pangallo to the ground and the officer was unable to subdue the dog while protecting his neck and face, Gaviglia said. “The other officer immediately saw the danger of the situation and fired one round. The round

struck the dog and the dog ran about 30 feet and collapsed,” Gaviglia said. The dog died. While assessing himself for injuries, Pangallo felt a pain in the area just above his right ankle. “It appears the bullet passed through the dog and hit Officer Pangallo,” Gaviglia said. The officer’s Gore-Tex boot and the dog slowed the bullet enough to keep it from penetrating Pangallo’s leg, but Pangallo was transported to University Hospital for impact injuries, he said. The date for Pangallo’s to return to work has not been set, Gaviglia said. “He reported this morning that he feels good,” Gaviglia said. That officer has been placed on three-day administrative leave, which is Union Township policy for any weapon discharge. His name is not being released at this time. Gaviglia said Adkins was arrested without further incident and no additional charges are expected to be filed. The warrant

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Beechmont Ford was voted as the best established car dealership in Clermont County in the Community Press Newspapers’ Community Choice Awards. Lorinn and Mark Williams bought Beechmont Ford in 1992 and now employee more than 100 people. From left are: Ford Regional Manager Greg Wood, Director of Sales Michael Carmichael, owners Mark and Lorinn Williams, Marketing Manager Erin Behymer and Sales Manager Shane Whitaker. For a list of more award winners, please see our insert inside.

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‘Traveling Tribute’ to return to Clermont Co.


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CLERMONT CO. - The American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s “Cost of Freedom” display - often called the Traveling Tribute and including a scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall - will be coming back to Clermont County in 2013. The Clermont County Veterans Service Commission helped put together a committee, co-chaired by

Dan Bare, to make the event happen. Bare said they were interested in having the Traveling Tribute come back to the county to honor veterans from all America’s wars and conflicts as well as the country’s police and firefighters. The Traveling Tribute was last here in 2003. “This Tribute combines all groups and veterans into one huge group of service men and women, which is quite different. It will have

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been 10 years since the Tribute came last, so we thought it was time,” Bare said. Bare also said the Tribute will be a way to educate the younger generation because it includes a wide variety of memorials and historical information including a display with statistics and information from all wars; the largest replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.; a series of two panels with timelines and information about World War II and the Korean War; panels honoring firefighters, police officers and those who were killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting; a 9/11 trib-

ute and more. The display will be at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park from Oct. 9 13 in 2013. All of the Union Township trustees said they were excited to see the Tribute return. Anyone who would like to make a donation or get involved with the event should contact Bare at 7327363 or email him at A nonprofit group will be organized soon to accept future donations, Bare said. For more about The American Veterans Traveling Tribute or the “Cost of Freedom” display, visit

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generate won’t be available until the Clermont County auditor reviews the petition. Some employees – such as sheriff’s deputies – spend time working outside the village, only a portion of their pay would be subject to the tax, said Commissioner Ed Humphrey. All of the commissioners expressed their opposition to the annexation, saying it was unfair. “I think it’s bad law and sometimes we’re stuck with it. To force the employees of Clermont County to be in the village and to pay a 1 percent tax for no benefit is terrible,” Humphrey said. “I just don’t understand how that’s going to be a good thing for Clermont County.” Commissioner Archie Wil-

was for obstruction of official business. “Early investigation appears to indicate that the animal’s owner had no idea that the officers were on the other side of the building,” he said. “(Adkins) was coming outside with the dog when it attacked the officers. It wasn’t on a leash, but we’re not sure if she had a hold of it and it pulled away or what else happened. That’s part of the investigation, but we’re pretty confident she didn’t know the officers were there.”

son said he was concerned that the village would allow Wiedenbein to mine on his property, which Batavia Township has opposed for years. “I have a problem with selling the county out for what they think is good for the village,” Wilson said. Thebout said county employees should help pay for the facilities in the county seat. “It strikes me as nonsensical that public employees, people who get their pay from other people’s taxes, should object to a 1 percent earned income tax to support the public services and facilities that their offices use,” he said. “In my opinion, those county offices should be in the county seat and if we can draw people and businesses into the village that helps everyone in Clermont County,” Thebout said.

Gaviglia said police have not found the dog to have a history of violence. Gaviglia said shooting the dog was necessary to Pangallo’s safety. “This was a very large animal that had an officer pinned to the ground, defenseless. Due to the size of the animal, a baton stick would have been ineffective and tasers were not designed with animals in mind,” he said. “If the officer wasted valuable time trying to determine the best way to deal with the animal, Officer Pangallo could have been injured or killed.” “The officer believed that using the firearm was the best option,” Gaviglia said. The investigation is ongoing.

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Cincy Kids 4 Kids to host carnival, benefit walk

UNION TWP. - The Union Township-based Cincy Kids 4 Kids organization is looking for help raising money for Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Orphanage and more. Cincy Kids 4 Kids will host its annual carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. This year, the day will kick off with a Stop, Walk and Roll 5-mile walk around the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park path. The walk starts at 9 a.m., but there will be a Zumba warm-up at 8:45 a.m.

Adding the walk started when the organization did a back-toschool night at Shriners. “When we were there, we met a young man who had been severely burned, but was so positive. I was just so impressed that, despite all he’s been through, he joined right in our hospital tour and was so confident. It got me thinking that we could do more,” organization president Missy Bastin said. While the funds raised at the carnival go toward all of Cincy Kids 4 Kids’ projects, money raised at the walk will all to Shriners to pay for various things including the school program and Spanish-speaking television pro-

gramming, Bastin said. Registration for the walk is $25 for an adult and $15 for anyone under 18. Registration is available on the Cincy Kids 4 Kids website, Families can bring strollers, wheelchairs and wagons, but bikes, scooters and skateboard won’t be allowed. The family-friendly carnival – which started in 1955 and has been at the park for 11 years – will kick-off at 11 a.m. with food and games starting at 50 cents. There also will be a dunking booth with local teachers and principals, an auction, raffle and bid-andbuy. “The money we raise at the

carnival will go toward our various causes including adopting a family at Christmas, providing meals at the Ronald McDonald House, backpacks for St. Joseph’s Orphanage and more,” Bastin said. In addition to looking for people to come to the two events, Cincy Kids 4 Kids is looking for volunteers, sponsors and themed baskets for the bid-and-buy. For more information, contact Bastin through the organization website. Union Township resident Allison Flanigan, 14, has been involved with Cincy Kids 4 Kids since she was 7. She said coming to the carnival and participating in

Comments favor fare hike, not CTC By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. - Some county residents say that although they favor a fare increase, they’d rather see CTC disbanded or run by a private company. They made their comments at the Clermont Transportation Connection fare increase public hearing Aug. 3. The hearing was one of four held to hear public comments on a proposed increase to fares and elimination of student and child discounts. The current fares are $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children, seniors and people with disabilities for door-to-door service and $3 for adults and $1.50 for everyone else on express routes. The new rates would be $5 for adults, children and students and $2.50 for seniors and people with disabilities for door-to-door service and $4.25 for adults, children and students and $2 for seniors and people with disabilities for the express routes. “These are proposed fares at this point. The commissioners have the final vote,” said CTC Director Ben Capelle.

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Call: 732-7433 Send a letter: CTC, 4003 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103 (attention fare increase) Online: Visit www.ctc. and submit a comment on the “contact us” page. Make sure to include your name and contact information and indicate that your comments are on the fare increase. The reason for the increase is to keep CTC from being in a deficit situation next year, to pay back advances from the general fund and to keep CTC from needing additional county tax dollars in the future. “This was based on the direction from the board … They wanted to maintain the current level of service and come up with a financial plan that would not include subsidies from the general fund,” County Administrator Dave Spinney said. Faye Miller of Stonelick Township said she agrees with the increase as long as the commissioners plan to keep CTC. “I concur with the rate increase. The people who use the system should pay

for the system. However, I’d like to see the county reconsider getting into private business … If the bus service is going to work, it will work on it’s own as a private business,” she said. “I would ask the county get out of the bus business,” Miller said. CTC is funded primarily through state and federal grants. However, the commissioners have provided supplemental funds to CTC in the last couple of years. The commissioners also are responsible for the department’s equipment and facilities needs and providing any local match to additional grants received. Ohio Township Trustee Frank Renn also spoke-up at the hearing. “With the exception of fares, all this bus stuff is supported with someone’s tax money. I’m opposed to the government being involved in the busing and I’m opposed to using taxpayer money to pay for it,” he said. Miller agreed and said that although CTC’s money would likely be sent back to Washington, that’s funding that could be reallocated to other causes. No one at the hearing spoke in opposition to raising the fares or in support of

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the walk are good ways to support the kids in the community. “It’s really a lot of fun for the whole family – you’ll definitely enjoy it,” she said. “Plus, anyone who comes out is supporting our causes.” Flanigan added that it would be nice if more people would support the kids involved in the organization, who spend countless hours each year fundraising and delivering happiness to needy kids around Greater Cincinnati. “We really appreciate anyone who is able to help,” she said. “It would be awesome if everyone would come.” For more about your community, visit

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August 24, 2011

Crew kudos

The Batavia Township trustees Aug. 2 recognized the hard work of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities mowing crew. From left in front are: Tim Vogel of Bethel, work services coordinator, David Williams of New Richmond, Lee Burbank of Amelia, Jeff Olender of Milford, crew leader Lisa Prewitt of Mount Orab, and Chris Marksberry of Batavia. Back row: Trustees Jim Sauls Jr., Lee Cornett, Bill Dowdney and Fiscal Officer Jennifer Haley. The crew is responsible for mowing, raking, weeding and maintaining the three township cemeteries and the ballfields. Not pictured are crew members Joe Pringle of Batavia, Trevor Fields of Loveland and crew leader Jeremy Wunsch of Withamsville.


Weeds hurt county’s image By John Seney


A sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike welcomes visitors to Clermont County. County Commissioner Archie Wilson said weeds around the sign need trimming.

BATAVIA - During an update on economic development, Commissioner Archie Wilson said the gateways at major road intersections needed to be cleaned up to improve Clermont County’s image. He said weeds often are growing up around a sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike welcoming people to Clermont County. “Our image is everything,” he said. He said the county should do more to keep gateways and traffic corri-

dors looking good. “When people drive through Clermont County, they need to see we have pride,” Wilson said at the July 26 county commissioners’ work session. Wilson said the county spends thousands of dollars on economic development to attract new businesses, but “when you bring out companies and they see weeds four feet high, you defeat the purpose.” He said a lot of business signs along Ohio Pike also detract from the county’s image. Andy Kuchta, county community and economic development director, said he would incorporate gateway issues such as those

mentioned by Wilson into the county’s planning. He said he would look into who is responsible for maintaining the gateway areas and how it is funded. Administrator David Spinney said he would contact the Ohio Department of Transportation, the county engineer and the townships about maintaining the gateway areas. “It’s going to have to be a collaborative effort,” Spinney said. Commissioner Bob Proud said he has noticed high weeds in the area of Interstate 275 and Ohio 32 and supported cleaning up the gateway areas. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first

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Although the Ohio Department of Education won’t release the official school report cards until Wednesday, Aug. 24, most school administrators have been notified of their district’s ratings. Here’s how Clermont County schools are expected to be rated: The Batavia Local School District maintained its “Excellent” rating. The Bethel-Tate Local School District maintained its “Excellent with Distinction” rating. The Clermont Northeastern Local School District dropped from “Excellent” to “Effective.” The Felicity-Franklin Local School District dropped from “Excellent” to “Effective.” The Goshen Local School District maintained its “Excellent” rating. The Milford Exempted Village School District dropped from “Excellent with Distinction” to “Excellent.” The New Richmond Exempted Village School District improved from “Excellent” to “Excellent with Distinction.” The Williamsburg Local School District improved from “Effective” to “Excellent.” The West Clermont Local School District dropped from “Excellent with Distinction” to “Excellent.” The Community Press will have an updated story, including how each building was ranked, when the reports are officially released.

Batavia Twp. - The trustees will hold its first township-wide yard sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Homeowners won’t be required to sell both days. For prospective buyers to find sale locations and the days they’ll be open, the township will post an interactive map online at Buyers will be able to print a copy of the map or pick up a copy at the township office. A limited number of spaces will be available in the parking lot for citizens who would like to sell from the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. There is no charge for the space, however reservations are required. The Boy Scouts will be on hand selling refreshments at the shelter. For more information or to register for the event, call 513-732-3888 or email

Special meeting set

PIERCE TWP. – Trustees have agreed to conduct a special meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Pierce Township administration building, 950 Locust Corner Road. The trustees met in executive session about personnel Friday, Aug. 19, and took no action afterward. Trustee Bonnie Batchler said the Aug. 25 meeting will be a “name-clearing” hearing about Police Chief James Smith. This hearing will be open to the public. Trustees also are expected to vote to go into executive session to discuss personnel. Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Mason is expected to be present for the Aug. 25 meeting.

Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pengtagon 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 m; fax 248-1938; email Editor Theresa Herron, Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

BZA to meet

PIERCE TWP. - The Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the township hall, 950 Locust Corner Road. The meeting is open to the public.

Fusco resigns

NEW RICHMOND - Executive director Mick Fusco has resigned from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. He was named executive director June 6. Director of Operations Jill Cochran will serve as the interim director. Feel free to contact her at 513-553-1948 regarding general club questions, career opportunities, volunteer opportunities or club operations. Email her at jcochran@thepositiveplace4ki

Library bonuses

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees July 11 agreed to pay employees a

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one-time bonus. “The board of trustees understand the staff have not had a wage increase for 30 months or more,” Mezack said. To help the staff with some dollars, the bonus was for 2 percent on one-half the employee’s annual salary. “It is not a tremendous amount, but it helps the staff as much as (the board) can do,” Mezack said. “The board knows it can’t spend a lot of money now because revenues are not coming in like in the past. They must be careful with expenditures.” The cost to the library will be about $36,000, he said. The bonuses were paid in the pay period that ended July 17.

Free exercise class

JACKSON TWP. – The Clermont YMCA and the Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program are co-sponsoring a free one-time exercise class for Clermont County adults 65 years and older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Jackson Township Community Center, 3263 U.S. 50. For more information or to register, call Denise Franer RN at 735-8421.

Fatal crash

UNION TWP. - A Williamsburg man was killed Aug. 17 in a crash on Round Bottom Road involving two motorcycles. Lt. Wayne Price of the Batavia post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Jason Carpenter, 36, of Williamsburg was riding his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on Round Bottom Road about 8:20 p.m. when he lost control and struck a guard rail about a half mile east of Beechwood Road. Carpenter was ejected


Roads closed

BATAVIA – Clermontville Laurel Road, near 1426 Clermontville Laurel Road, in Monroe Township is closed for a landslide repair. Traffic will be rerouted along U.S. 52, Frank Willis Memorial Road, Laurel Road, Franklin-Laurel Road, and Laurel-Lindale Road. The road is scheduled to reopen Friday, Sept. 30. Also, Hopper Hill Road, between 3485 and 3544 Hopper Hill Road, in Pierce Township was closed Aug. 18 for a landslide repair. The Clermont County Engineer’s Office reports the roadway is scheduled to reopen Friday, Sept. 16. Traffic will be rerouted along Ohio Pike, Nine Mile Tobasco Road and Nordyke Road. For more information, contact the Clermont County Engineer’s Office at 513-7328857.

Concerts scheduled

NEW RICHMOND - The Oola Kahn Grotto band will perform 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the bandstand at Susan-

na Way and George Street. The New Richmond High School band and New Richmond High School Troubadours will perform at the bandstand 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

Memorial golf event

AMELIA - The Dan Burns Memorial Golf outing will be Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Friendly Meadows Golf Course, 809 Ohio 125 in Hamersville. The event is set up as a four-person scramble. Individuals signing up will be partnered to create teams of four. The golf outing is in memory of Dan Burns, who was a longtime member of Amelia United Methodist Church. Proceeds from the event go towards the AUMC Scholarship Fund. Tee times start at 11:50 a.m. Cost is $60 per person and includes a golf cart, food and prizes. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Rod Davidson at 553-4327 or Phyllis Taylor at 553-2564. Or send a check payable to AUMC Scholarship Fund, Amelia United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 189, Amelia, OH 45102.

Hire, raise approved

BATAVIA TWP. – At the Aug. 2 meeting, the Batavia Township trustees unanimously approved the hiring of Gary Tuerck to fill the foreman position in the service department. He will be paid $20 per hour. Trustees also unanimously approved adjusting the pay rate for maintenance worker Jeremiah Zurmehly.

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from his motorcycle and rolled down an embankment. His motorcycle then slid into the westbound lane of Round Bottom where it was struck by a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by David Privett, 48, of Batavia. Carpenter was pronounced dead at the scene by a University of Cincinnati Air Care physician. Privett was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of injuries. Price said neither Carpenter or Privett were wearing helmets. The crash remains under investigation.


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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Uecker attends governor’s signing of House Bill 78

Ohio State Rep. Joe Uecker (R66th District) attended Governor John Kasich’s signing of House Bill 78 July 20, which will protect the lives of unborn babies after the viability of the child is confirmed. “Ohio took an important step in protecting our most vulnerable citizens, our unborn,” Uecker said. “With this legislation, that received bipartisan support, being signed into law, it will save hundreds of babies each year. While our work is not done, this legislation will prevent the most egregious of abortions from taking place, those performed after a child is able to live outside the mother. ” According to the “Ohio Viable

Infants Protection Act,” if a woman wants an abortion and her unborn child is 20 weeks or older, a doctor must first examine the child to determine if he or she is viable. If the child is viable, the abortion is prohibited except in the case of a medical emergency or if the woman has a serious physical health condition.

“There are more efficient ways to get things done without raising taxes; we need to be good stewards of the money we have and plan for the future,” she said. Schmidt is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. As the U.S. government deals with a budget deficit, the committee is tasked with making recommendations on funding reductions for programs under the committee’s jurisdiction. “Targeted investment in transportation and infrastructure is necessary to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, increase economic growth and maintain our global competitiveness,” said Schmidt. “The bill we have been working on would empower states,

Schmidt supports highway projects

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt emphatically told a crowd gathered at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) annual luncheon June 28 that she will vote “no” to raise the gas tax as a way to fund highway projects.


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State Rep. Joe Uecker July 21 gives an update on safety-related legislation at the Clermont County Safe Communities Coalition meeting. Bill 99 has been passed by the House and has moved over to the Senate. The legislature is in recess now, so the earliest the Senate would take it up would be the fall, he said. “House Bill 99 has a fair chance of getting through,” said Uecker (R-District 66). The bill would prohibit driving a vehicle while writing, sending or reading a text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device. Drivers violating the law after a six-month warning period would be subject to a fine of up to $150. Uecker said he once was opposed to such bans because “I don’t like government getting in the car seat next to me.” However, he ended up supported the bill because of its safety benefits. “Psychologists say when we’re texting we’re using a different part of the brain that focuses out other things,” he said. “When we looked at the statistics, we realized we had to pass this bill.” “I certainly support the bill,” said Martha Enriquez, safe communities coordinator. “I hope that Ohio keeps making progress toward legislating safety issues.” Another safety-related bill being considered, House Bill 35, would require schools to offer classroom and behind-the-wheel driver training courses. Uecker said this was an unfunded mandate that schools don’t have the money to pay for. “It’s a good idea, but expensive,” he said. Uecker said there are proposals in the legislature every year to get rid of front license plates for Ohio cars. He said he has opposed the idea in the past and will continue to do so. The front license plate is a tool to help law enforcement, he said. “As a former deputy, I understand how important the front license plate is,” he said.


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Grant to help pay for agriculture education

The Ohio State University Extension office in Clermont County and the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District will receive about $20,000 and $5,000 respectively through a Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation grant. “We were notified back in April that the (foundation) had $25,000 available for each county in their jurisdiction. It had to come through the commissioners and be for Soil and Water or OSU Extension because of their involvement in agriculture,” said County Administrator Dave Spinney. The commissioners applied for the grant in April and accepted the grant Wednesday, July 13. The Southern Ohio Agriculture and Community Development Foundation is one of the six funds created

involvement for the district’s Balanced Growth Initiative. The rest of the money, about $20,000, will help Ohio State University’s Clermont County extension office fund some agriculture education programs. “Those dollars will help us support continuing our current agriculture programs like working with the local foods movement and our more traditional services like working with local growers. It also will help pay for the youth programming and the animal sciences and agriculture projects we have in the office,” said Margaret Jenkins, Clermont County’s OSU Extension educator and director. Jenkins said her office, related to this grant, is hiring an agriculture educator. The job will be posted online at until Aug. 7, she said. That position has been vacant since Latham Farley left earlier this year.

in 1998 under an agreement between the states and America’s major tobacco manufacturers. The money in the fund can be used for a variety of initiatives including increasing the variety, quantity and value of agriculture products other than tobacco in parts of Ohio where tobacco has been grown; preserving agricultural land and soil in those same areas; making investments in the communities that will be affected by the reduction in demand for tobacco; and providing education and training assistance to tobacco growers to help them transition out of tobacco production, according to the foundation’s website, In Clermont County, this year’s money will be used in two areas. The first area is with the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District. Spinney said that money, about $5,000, will help fund some public

Clermont sheriff calls for nationwide ban of bath salts Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg describes it as a scary designer drug that entices people to try it with names like Ivory Snow, White Horse, Zoom, Blue Silk and Purple Wave. “It is marketed in little packets or jars, many with psychedelic images,” said Rodenberg. “Even though this stuff is being sold as bath salts, it is actually a dangerous synthetic recreational drug that can trigger the same effects as cocaine, meth or ecstasy.” An Ohio ban on bath salts is awaiting the signature of Gov. John Kasich. Locally and statewide, police have raided numerous gas stations and convenience stores where bath salts containing the drug MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone) have been sold. “We have had reports of individuals who have smoked or snorted bath salts, engaging in behavior that can harm themselves and others,” said Rodenberg. “People who are under the influence of the drug can have suicidal thoughts, hallucinate, become paranoid or extremely aggressive. There was one young man who went after his family with a machete after snorting it.” “In Clermont County, law enforcement officers have experienced 18 incidents where the use of bath salts was a factor; one case involved a police officer being assaulted,” said Clermont Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rick Combs. “Those who have abused bath salts

It can be purchased by young children.” Rodenberg said the bath salts are marketed for between $30 and $75 for a half-teaspoon of the crystallized powder. “We need a federal law against this drug,” he said. The website WebMD ( reports those who have been marketing this form of bath salts have skirted laws that make these types of things illegal, with packages that say “not for human consumption.” Submitted by Kathy Lehr, director of the Clermont County Office of Public Information.

often have a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressure. Those suspected of taking it, should be taken to a hospital immediately for treatment.” Rodenberg said synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts already have been banned in more than a dozen states, including Kentucky. “It’s made from the derivative of an African plant and abuse of it is growing in clubs across the country,” he said. “What is especially concerning is that this substance is currently sold in stores, although it contains illegal ingredients.


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Baking for water

St. Thomas More School students raised money to help provide fresh water to villages in Africa. Fr. Ruffino Ezama visited the school during October, and inspired the students with his stories of life growing up in his home village. As a result, students held bake sales and collected money throughout Lent to raise money to bring clean drinking water to villages served by the Comboni missionaries. Fr. Ruffino returned to STM May 27 to accept a $2,675 check as a result of the students’ work.


DEATHS Maxine Maynard Daniel, 68, Union Township, died Aug. 12. She worked at By Golly’s. Survived by sons Charles, Jeffery (Mary) Troxell; grandchildren Jamie, Joni, Jessica, Charlie, Megan; greatgrandchildren Lucky, Brooklynn, Jasmine, Miley; siblings Jack (Addie), James (Annie) Maynard, Irma (Gene) Neilie. Preceded in death by parents Floyd, Edith Maynard, siblings Mary, Euelvie, Doris Jean.


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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

Stafford, Laura Fichter; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 16 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home.

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


John J. “Jack” Scott, 81, Batavia, died July 28. He was a machinist. He was an Army veteran

of Korea. Survived by wife Dolores Scott; children John Jr. (Jean), James (Margaret), Steve (Stephanie) Scott, Judith (the late Robert) Kleisinger, Diane (Bern) Richards; brother Timothy Scott; grandchildren Megan, Laura, Adam, Jennifer, Michael, Nicholas; great-grandsons William, Noah. Preceded in death by parents William, Catherine Scott. Services were July 30 at St. Louis Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.



Jack Scott

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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”


Joshua, Sarah Noland; siblings Christina Hart, Lilly Hines, Henry (Charlynne) Rogers. Preceded in death by husband Willard Poynter, son Roger Poynter. Services were Aug. 19 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Trinity United Methodist

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

Maxine Daniel

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


Sousaphone player Luke Weinstein, also known as “Gumby,” gets ready to move to the next set in the Glen Este High School marching band half-time show during practice Aug. 11.

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Glen Este marching band color guard members Jordan Eisen, left, passes her flag to Destiny Byrne while rehearsing the half-time show during band camp Aug. 11.


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This year’s Glen Este marching band has 38 members, including a lot of new eighth-graders.

Glen Este’s new show to be ‘magnetic’ Community Press Staff Report The 38-member Glen Este High School marching band held three weeks of camps to practice for this fall’s performances starting July 25. Their show this year is called “Magnetism” and the band is under the direction of Scott Morgan, who moved from Glen Este Middle School this year.

Aleesha Rayl, a member of the Glen Este marching band color guard, gets into character for one of the songs in this year’s half-time show during band camp Aug. 11.

Jacob Theademan, front, Hannah Davis, center, and Marybeth Smith stop to play part of one of the songs in the Glen Este marching band half-time show during rehearsal Aug. 11.

Austin Miller, front, and John Martino wait for Glen Este High School band director Scott Morgan to count off the next set in the half-time show during band camp Aug. 11.

Glen Este color guard member Alisha McDaniel marches to the next location during band camp Aug. 11.

Glen Este High School percussionist D.J. Johnson plays part of a song from the marching band’s half-time show while his band mates learn the sets behind him. Glen Este’s marching band had camp the week of Aug. 8.

The percussion section for the Glen Este High School marching band is set up along the sidelines for this year’s half-time show. The percussionists practiced their music while their fellow band members learned sets during band camp Aug. 11.

This year’s Glen Este marching band show is called “Magnetism.” The group had band camp the week of Aug. 8.


Peyton Hall, front, and Cailin Theademan practice the Glen Este High School marching band show during band camp Aug. 11.

Members of the Glen Este High School spend their band camp, which started Aug. 8, on the blacktop behind the school’s performing arts center. Although it was a sunny week, the students were thankful for the slightly cooler weather.



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August 24, 2011

Should high-frequency trading by supercomputers that buy and sell stocks in split seconds be banned? Why or why not? “The issue here is whether we should trust machines to do work that people have historically done for fear that machines might not do the right thing and produce a harmful result. “If you say yes, then you should also have the antilock brakes and stability control removed from your car, advocate that airlines remove autopilots from planes, and insist that the shuttles at the airport have drivers on each train. “Yes, machines can mess up, but so do people. In general there are many tasks that machines do better and more reliably. “These questions have been asked since the Luddites believed that machines in cotton and woolen mills would eliminate people’s jobs in the early 1800s.” F.S.D. “Despite the ability of computers to think, they are limited by their programmers. If computers are told to react to a certain set of conditions that is all the comput-

Next question Should union leaders meet with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Republican leaders to discuss changes to Senate Bill 5, the law restricting rights of public unions? Why or why not? 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. ers can do. “A market-experienced human can sense the ‘feel’ of the market and possibly react in a way that will not cause a massive lemming-like self-destruction. “That being said, America is the land of the free so how do we take away the freedom of investors to use computers the way they choose?” R.V. “I am not a stock expert, but it is not the supercomputers in question. It is the network on which the computers are connected, and the speed of the end user's capability and knowledge of the software being used.” O.H.R.

Basic Social Security retirement planning For almost every American worker, Social Security is “part of the plan” for a secure retirement. If you are among the roughly 95 percent of workers in the United States who are covered under Social Security, here’s a primer on retirement coverage. When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn “credits” toward Social Security benefits. If you were born in 1929, or later, you need 40 credits or 10 years of work to qualify for retirement benefits. No retirement benefits can be paid until you have the required number of credits. If you stop working before you have enough credits to qualify for benefits, the credits will remain on your Social Security record. If you return to work later, you can add more credits to qualify. Your benefit amount is based on how much you earned during your working career. Higher lifetime earnings result in higher benefits. A worker with average earnings can expect a retirement benefit that replaces about 40 percent of his average lifetime earnings. Social Security was never intended to be your only source of income when you retire. You also will need other savings, investments, pensions or retirement accounts to make sure you have enough money to live comfortably when you retire. Your benefit payment also is affected by the age at which you begin receiving benefits. If you were born in 1942 or earlier, you already are eligible for your full Social Security benefit. If you were born from 1943 to 1960, the age at which full retirement benefits are payable increases gradually to age 67. You can get Social Security retirement benefits as early as age 62, but if you retire before your full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced, based on your age. If you retire at age 62, your benefit would be about 25 percent




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lower than what it would be if you waited until full retirement age. You may choose to keep working even beyond your full retirement age. Shuana If you do, you Gardenhire can increase future Community your Social Security Press guest benefits – up columnist until age 70. Choosing when to retire is an important decision, but it’s also a personal choice and one you should carefully consider. When is the best time? There is no one-size-fits-all answer. Social Security offers a list of factors to consider in the publication “When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits” at www. In addition, Social Security provides an online Retirement Estimator to get immediate and personalized retirement benefit estimates to help you plan for your retirement. The Retirement Estimator at is a convenient and secure financial planning tool, allowing you to create “what if” scenarios. For instance, you can change your “stop work” dates or expected future earnings to create and compare different retirement options. When you’re ready, you can apply online for retirement benefits at or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1800-325-0778). Or, you can make an appointment to visit any Social Security office to apply in person. Shuana Gardenhire is the manager of the Batavia Social Security office. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a Social Security-related presentation for your group or organization? Contact



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Batavia annexation of county offices is a money grab The village of Batavia with its “Republican” Mayor John Thebout and administrator Dennis Nichols, filed the necessary paperwork to annex the area around the sheriff’s office, municipal court, and the jail, also known as the Filager campus. Once completed, the employees who work there will have their earnings reduced by 1 percent. This will go straight to the village, without any additional services being provided to the area. This taxation without representation is being done through a legal “sleight of hand” for no purpose other than to fill the village coffers. The village has been scheming to incorporate this land for quite some time. Glen Wiedenbein, for reasons not publicly known, who owns property between the village and the Filager campus agreed to become part of the village. Because the Filager campus is government property, those who work on that land have no voice in the annexation. This was the same method used to annex the property around UC Clermont, also against the will of the employees of the college. After UC was annexed, Nichols, creator of this scheme, was asked if the action was a money grab. He said “absolutely.” The June 13 edition of the Community Press cited an open letter to

the employees of UC Clermont. Nichols wrote, “In reality, Clermont College has had a free ride for 40 years. The village now submits that the college staff should begin bearing part of the burden, rather than continuing to send the entire bill to the working people of Batavia.” If being a citizen of the great Village of Batavia is such a wonderful benefit, I would like to know why the administration had no interest in annexing apartment complexes of Bella Vista and College Hill. Aren’t they getting a free ride? Why doesn’t the village believe they should share in part of the burden? So what benefits will the employees receive in exchange for having their earnings liberated from them? Police protection? Trash pickup? Snow removal or lawn care for the county buildings? No, the county will still be responsible for those services. Theft is defined as, “the dishonest taking of property belonging to another person with the intention of depriving the owner permanently of its possession.” The village of Batavia is doing this against the will of county government and against the will of the employees, most of whom have had no increase wages for

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ways to self-fund schools

I have given some thought to ways West Clermont schools can self-fund: Each WC school could start a creative book project: Write a novel and sell it. Each music department could compose and record music and sell it. The history departments could research Clermont or Ohio history, write a book, and sell it. The drama departments could create videos and sell them. Art or photography

clubs: Design posters and original artwork, and sell them. This could be done during regular class time, so students would get involved with one of these projects (designing, developing, marketing, etc.) as a citizenship requirement. It could only benefit them. Another thought: Remember the “Big Pig Gig” in downtown Cincinnati a number of years ago? Each school’s sports department could try something like that. “Benefit a Baron” or “Tackle a Tro-

jan.” Clermont businesses would support this. These projects would serve many purposes. They would inspire students to become involved in their own education, give practical experience in entrepreneurship, and get creative juices flowing. It would prepare them for the difficult world of adulthood and give them a leg up on their futures. Judy Carpenter Pierce Township

Project suggests community 9/11 walks As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, many of us are wondering how best to honor the many victims of that tragedy and its aftermath. To help answer that question, we at Abraham’s Path are organizing 9/11 Walks all over the United States and around the world. Our goal is simple: To honor the victims by walking and talking kindly with neighbors and strangers, in celebration of our common humanity and in defiance of fear, misunderstanding and hatred. Think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if 9/11 became a day for Christians, Muslims, Jewish people, and everyone else to step over boundaries and walk kindly with “the other,” the way Martin

Luther King Day has become a day for community service? What better way to build a pathway to peace? The original idea was to Bart Campolo organize one big Community cross-boundary in New Press guest walk York City, but columnist officials there encouraged us to sponsor smaller walks instead. Now the idea is for lots of people – people like you – to organize 9/11 Walks in their own neighborhoods. Now handfuls of members from churches, mosques, synagogues, community groups and

families around the world are inviting each other to meet up on that afternoon. Here in Ohio, a walk is already scheduled for 2 p.m. at Cincinnati’s Eden Park, but why go that far when you could easily organize your own 9/11 Walk in your own community? A quick visit to will prove that this really is a simple, do-ityourself peacemaking initiative. All it takes is a few minutes, a few phone calls, and a little bit of hope and courage. This year, on 9/11, take a stand. Better still, take a walk! Bart Campolo is the outreach coordinator with Abraham Path, an international human rights organization. He is also a neighborhood minister with the Walnut Hills Fellowship.

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY Ohio House of Representatives

Ohio Rep. Joe Uecker (R-66th District) may be reached for questions or concerns at his Columbus office at 614-466-8134, 513532-0912 via e-mail at Ohio Rep. Danny Bubp (R-88th District) may be reached for questions or concerns at his Columbus office at 614-466-8134 or via e-mail at

Ohio Senate

Ohio Sen. Tom Niehaus may be reached at 614-466-8082, e-mail, or write Ohio Senate, Room 38, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Include your home telephone number and address.

238 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 1-800-784-6366 • Cincinnati office: 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. Phone: 513-791-0381 or 1-800-784-6366 • Batavia office, 175 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. Phone: 513-732-2948.

U.S. House of Representatives

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Football Preview We d n e s d a y, A u g u s t 2 4 , 2 0 1 1

Lions reload for run at league crown By Ben Walpole

NEW RICHMOND – The New Richmond High School football team is riding a streak of four straight winning seasons. The key to a fifth straight might be forgetting those other four ever happened. “I think our Scholz kids are still learning how hard they have to work to be good,” head coach Dan Scholz said. “There’s no, ‘This is what we did last year.’” Tidball Scholz and the players might not be looking in the past. But the rest of the Southern Buckeye Conference has taken notice. Scholz took over the Lemar program in 2007 and has since produced 29 wins and a playoff berth in 2009. Its success that recalls the heady days of the Ron Bird era, when the Lions were year-in, year-out one of the SBC’s most feared teams. “With New Richmond there was such success and tradition before I got here, it was pretty easy to say, ‘This is what we’re going to do,’” Scholz said. “The buy-in was pretty high early on because they were used to being successful.”


New Richmond High School head football coach Dan Scholz watches over a preseason practice drill.

Game days

Aug. 26 Indian Hill Sept. 3 @ McNicholas Sept. 9 Taylor Sept. 16 Western Brown Sept. 23 @ Clermont Northeastern Sept. 30 Blanchester Oct. 7 @ Amelia Oct. 14 @ Goshen Oct. 21 Oak Hill Oct. 28 @ Bethel-Tate All games are at 7:30 p.m. This season’s team features a very strong senior class, particularly at the skill positions. “When you play the option, having your skill kids is important,” Scholz said. Derrick Dillow returns at quarterback to trigger the option attack. Tailback Nick Hill ranks among the league’s top returning rushers. Seniors Jake Glueck and Danny Scholz are back at fullback. Seniors Jake Gundler (slotback) and Connor Tidball (receiver) could be key components in the

passing game. Scholz, Gundler, Hill, Glueck and Dillow each were all-SBC American selections last season. “Those guys are all seniors who understand their roles and what they’re doing,” coach Scholz said. Senior Jeff Snider is the anchor for an offensive line group that lacks experience. Scholz said he feels confident in the line, despite its youth, because assistant coach Chuck Warden – a former Loveland head coach who played for Bird at New Richmond – is in charge of the group in practice. The Lions have another former varsity head coach, Pat Fagan (Milford), running the defense. Scholz, Glueck and junior Alex Horn make for a pretty ferocious linebacker group. Hill and Gundler are standouts in the secondary. Hill also serves as one of the best return men in the conference.

Like the offensive line, the defensive line lacks experience. But also like the offensive line, Scholz isn’t worried. “Our defensive line is all first-year starters,” the coach said. “They’ve worked really hard.” It would seem that with so many returning starters, the Lions would be pegged as a contender for the Division III playoffs. In true coach form, however, Scholz isn’t looking at big-picture goals like that just yet. “What we’re trying to do is see how hard we can work each day,” Scholz said. “If we can win today then all the other things will take care of themselves. “If teams are beating us in practice, if they’re practicing harder than us, then they’re probably going to be beating us in games.” For more coverage, visit

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Glen Este aims to go the right direction By Adam Turer

Game days


Leading rusher Alec Scardina looks for a hole during a preseason practice in early August.


Tyler Gibbs, left, and Calvin Holloway run a coverage drill in an early August practice for Glen Este High School’s football team.

UNION TWP. – Last season could have easily gone in a different direction for the Glen Este Trojans football team. The season ended with heartbreaking one-point losses to Fort Ancient Valley Conference rivals Loveland and Winton Woods. Four of the Trojans’ six losses came by three points or less. This year could also easily go in one of two directions for the program. It might be a rebuilding year, as Glen Este replaces 27 seniors from last year’s squad. It could be a winning season, as many of the projected starters this year are veterans who have waited their turn to make an impact at the varsity level. “Once they get that varsity experience under their belt, they’ll adapt,” head coach Zak Taylor said. Four starters return from last season’s 4-6 squad. Leading rusher Alec Scardina is back on offense, as is guard Brandon Jones. The biggest challenge for the Trojans is replacing the four starting linemen alongside Jones. Glen Este will once again rely on the running game, and a strong offensive line will be critical to the Trojans’ success. “We want to do what we always do, and that’s play possession football and grind up yards,” Taylor said. “Whenever you have almost an all new offensive line, that’s your biggest concern.” Junior Joey Speigel returns at quarterback, but will be pushed for playing time by sophomore

Aug. 26 @ Amelia Sept 2 @ Little Miami Sept. 9 Mason Sept. 16 Northwest Sept. 23 Kings Sept. 30 @ Milford Oct. 7 Harrison Oct. 14 Anderson Oct. 21 @ Loveland Oct. 28 @ Winton Woods All games are at 7:30 p.m. Tyler Flanigan. Fullback Drew Byrd and wingback Conner Meranda will share carries with Scardina. Wide receiver Jake Andres and tight end Macon Overcast round out the skill positions. A host of linemen will battle for playing time and could rotate through the season. Among them are tackles Nick Fleming and Austin Ayers, center Devin Ober-

Taylor Crooks meyer, and guard Ian Courtney. The strength of the 3-4 defense will be the secondary. Safety Calvin Holloway and cornerback Mitchell Crooks are the only two returning starters on defense. “Calvin and Mitchell are clearly our leaders on defense,” Taylor said. Several players will rotate on the defensive line, including noseguard Heath Blandford and tackles Victor Cave, Jared Brewer and Wyatt Eldridge. Blake Byrd and Zach Watts will play middle linebacker while Tyler Burdick and Conner Meranda flank the outside. “We have an active defensive line and athletic linebackers,” Taylor said. “We’re just trying to get

lined up right, and make sure we play fast.” Many of this year’s starters have patiently waited their turn, practicing for two or three seasons while waiting for an opportunity to start. No matter how many reps they got in practice, or how many plays they made on the junior varsity team, there will be an adjustment when they take their first snaps as starters under the lights on Friday nights. While Glen Este is eager to snap its string of losing seasons, Taylor knows that it may take time before this team gets rolling. “When you’re young and you turnover pretty much your whole lineup, there will be bumps in the road,” Taylor said. “Our guys just have got to get in and get their feet wet.” The Trojans open the season on Friday, Aug. 26, at home against Amelia. For more coverage, see and

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Community Journal

August 24, 2011

2011 football preview

Wildcats look to build on 2010 success

By Ben Walpole

WILLIAMSBURG – After eight losing seasons, Williamsburg High School football co-coaches Trevor Foster and Scott Lefker weren’t just looking for some minor tactical adjustments. They wanted a total philosophical upheaval in the

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Name Brandon Ilg Timmy Ward Austin Horn Joey Clowerey Cory Stith Jacob Edmisten Lane Edmisten Dakota Doss Josh Gerlock Evan Barge Jordan Wright Dalton Smith Chance Morford Nick Kincer Anthony Young Mason Hall Blake Vize Dakota Hoeppner Shane Jeffers Michael Posey Rodney Hamilton Jacob Reed Chris Sons Ryan Whittymore Mike Ellison Hunter Baldwin Ryan Boggs Tyler Frazee Jordan Smith Tyler Boggs Nathan Schweizer John Armstrong Levi Tracy Ross McCullough Brad Jones Andrew Dean Chris Morford Kendall Young Jared Spurlock Tanner Supe Ian Craig

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Wildcat program. A culture change. “People were OK with just being competitive,” Foster said. “It’s not OK to just compete. When you walk on the field, you walk on the field to win.” Which is exactly what the Wildcats did last season, as their 8-2 record was the school’s best since the 2001 playoff squad. The culture change took effect; the challenge now is to sustain last season's success. The offseason workouts were a good start. “This year for the first time in a long time we’ve had a defined, committed weight-lifting program,” said Foster, entering his third year as head coach. “They’re committed to year-long football.” Going 8-2 certainly helps the mood surrounding the program. Success begets success. “You realize the potential you have,” senior captain Joey Clowery said of the 2010 campaign. “And that makes you work harder in the offseason.” The Wildcats must replace 11 seniors. “It was a great class, great leaders,” Foster said. “The nice part is we had decent depth, so we’ve got a lot of kids ready to step up and fill those roles.” Clowery is one who is ready to step up. A two-year starter on defense, the senior is ready to add featured running back to allleague safety on his list of credentials. “He’s worked extremely hard in the offseason,” Foster said. “He’s waited his turn. Now it’s his turn to get the carries.” Senior Jacob Edmisten is another. He moves to quarterback







Game days

Aug. 26 @ Summit Country Day, 7 p.m. Sept. 2 Paint Valley Sept. 9 @ Fayetteville-Perry Sept. 16 East Clinton Sept. 23 @ Blanchester Sept. 30 Batavia Oct. 7 Bethel-Tate Oct. 14 Clermont Northeastern Oct. 21 @ Landmark Christian Oct. 28 Western Brown All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Williamsburg High School senior quarterback Jacob Edmisten reaches for the ball during a preseason practice. after earning second-team all-Southern Buckeye Conference National Division honors last season at receiver. Foster sounds very comfortable with him taking over the offense. “He’s gonna be special,” Foster said. “He’s by far our best athlete. He’s got a lot of speed, throws a nice ball and has some nice leadership abilities.” ’Burg boasts plenty of experience in the trenches – all the more important for a program built on the inside-out philosophy. “We feel strongly about being a strong power running team first,” Foster said. “Our goal is to own

the line of scrimmage.” Seniors Jordan Smith (6-foot-3, 270 pounds, guard), Jake Reed (6-foot-1, 220, tackle) and Anthony Young (6-foot-1, 225, tight end) each are three-year starters up front. Young was a first-team all-SBC pick last season. Junior Michael Posey (6-foot-3, 225) also returns at center. Seniors John Armstrong and Chris Sons should contribute, along with the team’s biggest player, 6foot-2, 325-pound junior Andrew Dean. Defensively, the Wildcats can build around Young and Posey, one of the SBC’s nastiest linebacker duos. Posey led the city in

tackles as a sophomore. Reed and Smith return on the defensive line, though Foster is hoping to rotate in enough fresh bodies to keep the linemen from having to play both offense and defense very often. The secondary is solid with Clowery, and seniors Dakota Doss and Brandon Hill on the corners. Williamsburg finished second in the National last season, a game behind East Clinton. The seniors are aiming high, listing a league title and playoff berth among their goals. Foster won’t get ahead of himself with talk like that, but he said he does like this group. “We’ve got a lot of leadership. We’ve got a lot of seniors,” Foster said. “But a lot of seniors haven’t been in that role of a starting player, playing starter’s minutes. They’ve got to step up and embrace that role.”

Re-vamped Rockets ready to roll in 2011 By Nick Dudukovich

MOUNT WASHINGTON McNicholas High School first-year head football coach Mike Orlando doesn’t have an easy task at hand. The Rockets, who won a Division III regional title in 2010, graduated 16 players from that playoff roster. Despite the key losses, Orlando, who is replacing retired head coach Steve Klonne, believes his team is playing at the level it should during the preseason. “Having to replace 16 take baby steps,” Orlando said. “It’s definitely a growing process.” At quarterback, the Rockets will be charged with task of replacing Matt Staubach, who accounted for 1,591 total yards and 22 touchdowns. Junior quarterback Austin Ernst will be handed the keys to the offense in the wake of Staubach’s graduation. Through the preseason, Orlando has been impressed with his

Game days

Aug. 27 @ Newport Catholic, noon Sept. 3 New Richmond Sept. 10 Turpin, noon Sept. 16 @ Fenwick Sept. 24 Chaminade Julienne, 2 p.m. Sept. 30 @ Alter Oct. 7 @ Roger Bacon Oct. 15 Purcell Marian, noon Oct. 22 Carroll, 3 p.m. Oct. 29 Badin, noon All games are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

new full-time signal caller. “He’s above and beyond where most kids are going to be at as far as coming in for the first time as a Orlando first-time starter,” Orlando said. Ernst, who was a member of the team’s playoff run last year, said he’s focusing on what he needs to do to make the Rockets successful. “I’m just going to do the best I can to help the team win,” he said. “It’s all about the team, so that’s all I’m focusing on.” He added that he’s been impressed with out how the Rockets have looked during the preseason. “I think we are really impressing ourselves and the coaches,” he said. “We are looking crisp, and we’re flying around having fun out here. We’re looking good.” From a scheme standpoint, the Rockets will run their vaunted triple-option, the offensive system that worked so well last fall. Orlando said Ernst adds a different component to the offense because of his ability to throw the ball. “Last year, we were a run dominant offense, and I think this year, with Austin being at quarterback, it opens up the playbook a little more,” he said. Players who should benefit from the option offense include running back returnees Max Harmon and Dillon Stanfield. Stanfield averaged 5.5 yards per carries on 49 attempts in 2010. He also scored four touchdowns. On the offensive line, the

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McNicholas High School quarterback Austin Ernst will take over signal-calling duties for the Rockets in 2011.


McNicholas High School wide receiver/safety Max Harmon is one of the Rockets’ returning varsity returnees from last season’s Division III regional championship team. Rockets graduated four players. Ed Alvarez is the only lineman returning. On defense, Harmon, who also plays defensive back, said the Rockets will rely on speed. “We’re not always the biggest guy, but we’ve always had great team speed,” Harmon said. Orlando agreed. “We’ll try to move around and

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Name Jordan Davis Daniel Cole Danny Roeding Chris Hamad Brad Rice Dominic Gabriele Dillon Stanfield Reid Hehemann Austin Ernst Max Harmon Daniel Sandmann Michael Byrne Cameron Engel Pat DiSalvio Sam Carlascio Matt Curran Thomas Vogele Aaron Tople Josh Jubak Brian Massa Ryan Smith Jacob Lind Zack Baca Austin Voelker Kevin McHale Kevin Schmidt Brandon Cullen Jacob Willenbrink

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use our legs as weapons,” he said. “We’re not going to be able to stand up there and go toe-to-toe with some teams we play. We have guys that can move and we’ll try to utilize that.” Harmon, along with Stanfield, who also plays defensive back, combined for six interceptions a year ago. Other players who could make an impact on defense include Ed Allgeier (defensive line), Justin Hollander (defensive back), Kevin McHale (linebacker), Paul Wilson (defensive line) and Brian Massa (defensive back). While McNick’s magic from 2010 may be difficult to recapture, Harmon said he likes the Rockets’ chances in the Greater Catholic League Central Division.

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Sean Nichols 11 Tyler Gumbert 10 Justin Hollander 12 Sean Ruiz 11 Patrick McKinnis 11 John Adams 10 Daniel Whitford 12 Alex David 11 Tom Tenhundfeld 11 Ted Mayer 11 Jack Ehemann 11 Luke Eveler 12 Logan Stultz 11 Paul Wilson 11 Brendan Sullivan 12 Todd Gula 11 Jack Grimsley 10 Andrew Sparks 10 Kevin Williams 11 Alec Dause 10 Andrew Hay 10 Kent Schaeper 10 Will Mehring 10 Ed Allgeier 12 Kuzi Nyika-Makore 10 Sam Trautmann 10 Bishop Burton 12 Michael Mink 11 Bryan Corpuz 10


“I think we can make another great run,” he said. “Those first three non-conference games (Newport Catholic, New Richmond, Turpin) are important. If we do well in those, I see us making the playoffs and making another good run.” Orlando, who was an assistant on the 2010 team, said the squad set a standard with its play that the current roster will use as a measuring stick. “The bar is set high and we intend to keep it there,” he said. “We’re going to try to win the GCL and make the playoffs. Once we get in there, we’ll try and go as far as we can.” For more coverage, visit

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August 24, 2011


Pay-to-play hampers Amelia's numbers By Adam Turer

AMELIA – The Amelia High School football program was hit hard by West Clermont Schools’ recent increase in pay-to-play fees. With studentathletes required to pay $495 to play a sport, the football team is down to 45 Thomas members. The Barons will do their best with the players they have this season, as they aim to improve on last year’s 5-5 record. “We thought we’d have close Robinson to 70-75 kids come out [before the pay-to-play fee increased],” said head coach Randy Hospelhorn. “The good thing is the kids that are there want to be there.” The Barons have a few returning starters, but will rely on several freshmen and sophomores to play varsity this year. There will be some players who start on both offense and defense. “It’s a tough situation we’re in,” Hospelhorn said. “We’re trying to put the best team on the field that we can.” The leadership of the team's nine seniors will be critical to the team’s success this year. The freshmen are bringing enthusiasm to the program, and the seniors will need to keep that morale high. “Our freshmen and our linemen were the most dedicated

groups in the weight room this offseason,” Hospelhorn said. “It was awesome to see them so into it and a big improvement for our program.” The Barons will run a multiple offense, primarily out of the I. Like most teams in the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference, Amelia wants to run the ball and mix in the pass when necessary. On defense, the Barons will need to focus on stopping the run. This will be Amelia’s second season competing in the SBAAC. “I think we fit in pretty well in the SBAAC,” Hospelhorn said. “We need to step up when we play the other SBAAC teams.” Amelia’s strength will be up front. Veteran linemen will lead the way for the young skill players on both sides of the ball. Seniors Ian Stewart, Aaron Robinson, Jacob Ratliff, Robby Jansen, and juniors Austin Miller and Brad Nagel will rotate on the offensive line. Senior Adam Hays and junior Tyler Kersey lead the defensive line rotation. Senior Michael Schibley leads the linebacking corps. Seniors Jake Dismuke and Tyler Hale lead the secondary. Running back Cameron Wisby round out the Barons’ group of seniors. All nine seniors are expected to start on at least one side of the ball this season. The defense is working through some preseason growing pains. The non-conference schedule will not give the Barons much time to ease their way in to conference play. The season opener at rival Glen Este is followed by games against Northwest and

2011 Barons


Amelia senior Camerson Wisby runs hard at the practice dummy to prepare for their opening game against Glen Este.

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Name Grade Wade Hauser 9 Jake Miller 10 Garrett Weaver 9 Gabe Weaver 11 Zach Lane 11 Tyler Nicodemus 9 Tyler Hale 12 Sean Stewart 9 Ryan Hatfield 9 Sean Stewart 9 Joe Caskey 10 Christian Sizemore 9 Nathan Seebohm 9 Michael Schibley 12 Dominic Garcia 11 Cameron Wisby 12 Mark Carson 9 Austin Brown 11 Austin Davidson 11 Carter Hounshell 9 Derek Hopper 11


Game days

Aug. 26 @ Glen Este Sept. 2 @ Northwest Sept. 9 Wyoming Sept. 16 @ Batavia Sept. 23 Goshen Sept. 30 @ Clermont Northeastern Oct. 7 New Richmond Oct. 14 Western Brown Oct. 21 @ Bethel Tate Oct. 28 Western Hills All games at 7:30 p.m.


Amelia quarterback Gabe Weaver goes into his five-step drop before throwing the ball in practice. Wyoming. The Barons’ defense will be tested early and often. “We’re trying to get the kids comfortable with our defense,”

Hospelhorn said. “We hope to stop the run, but we’ve got to be able to stop the pass, too.” Entering his third season, Hospelhorn hoped that his team was ready to turn a corner. The Barons increased their win total from one in Hospelhorn’s first year to five in the coach’s second season. Instead, the pay-for-play system dramatically altered the course of the program. “We’re trying to turn the pro-

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gram around and I thought we were almost there, but then the pay-to-play hurt our numbers and made us take a couple of steps back,” he said. There could be a silver lining to this season, even if the Barons fall short of their goal of a winning season. With so many freshmen seeing varsity playing time that they normally would not see, the Barons should be one of the most experienced teams in the area two and three years from now. “Our biggest goal this year is to keep these kids in the program and get them having some fun,” Hospelhorn said. “If they stay with it, we’ll have some threeand four-year starters by the time they’re seniors.” The Barons open the 2011 season on Friday, Aug. 26, at Glen Este. See more sports coverage at or www.

New Batavia coach no newcomer By Ben Walpole

BATAVIA – The Batavia High School football team has a new head coach. Don Sizer isn’t new to the Southern Buckeye Conference, though. Sizer won SBC Coach of the Year honors four times between 2000 and 2008 during stints as the head coach at BethelTate and Western Brown high schools. In six seasons at Western, he went 42-19. After two years as a graduate assistant at Wilmington College, he’s back in the SBC with the Bulldogs. “The kids’ attitudes are outstanding,” Sizer said. “The assistant coaches, we’re all on the same page. The administration sees what we’re doing and are supporting us. Things are going in

the right direction.” Sizer – quick to praise former Batavia coach Ron Ogden for leaving a good foundation – i n h e r i t s Sizer an interesting situation. The Bulldogs have struggled through six straight losing seasons and have not won a league title since 1999. Yet it’s a talented roster, with 14 seniors and a loaded junior class. “Our numbers are good,” Sizer said. “We have about 50 kids, so we’re able to get a lot of things done in practice.” Zainn Ison is a first-team allSBC National returnee at running back. What he lacks in height, he makes up for in toughness and athleticism. Only a junior, he’s already topped 1,000 career yards

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Name John Heckard Jake Riley Zainn Ison Dwayne Smith Zach Rowe Aaron Wood Levi Sellars Mike Appel Casey Moore Romello Williams Jacob Kennedy Tyler Luginbuhl Seth Rogers Caleb Rose Sam Humbert Jacob Rose Ryan Gormley Gabe Archer Hunter Heinlein Chris DeVito

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Sean Hill Austin Neal Justin Saylor Ian Lyons Patrick Bryant Darnay Foley Josh Lawson David Pelphrey Josh McGeorge Brody Browning Nate Johnson Nick Bonavita Cole Norman Jacob Parks Dakotah Norman Wyatt Jackson Logan Hammock Zach Schmidl Kyle Mattingly A.J. Uecker Devin Mentzel

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Game days

Aug. 26 @ Madeira Sept. 2 Mariemont Sept. 9 @ Clermont Northeastern Sept. 16 Amelia Sept. 23 @ East Clinton Sept. 30 @ Williamsburg Oct. 7 @ Blanchester Oct. 14 Bethel-Tate Oct. 21 @ Western Brown Oct. 28 Manchester All games are at 7:30 p.m. rushing. Seniors Aaron Wood, Hoot Heckard and Josh McGeorge, as well as junior fullback Ryan Gormley also are options in the backfield. Senior Jake Riley is back at quarterback after missing a significant portion of last season because of injury. Junior Tyler Luginbuhl, who played a lot of quarterback last season when Riley was hurt, will likely play at split end this fall. Junior tight end Gabe Archer is another key weapon in the passing game. Senior receivers Dwayne Smith and Casey Moore also should contribute. Senior Nick Bonavita is a twotime second-team all-league pick on the offensive line. David Pelphrey is another three-year starter up front. He was first-team All-SBC as a sophomore. Sizer has plenty of other options in the trenches, including juniors Brody Browning, Nate Johnson, Logan Hammock, Jacob Parks and Dakotah Norman, as well as sophomores Wyatt Jackson and Patrick Bryant, a part-time starter as a freshman. Being a Division IV school, many of the same names will double as key players on defense. The linebacking corps looks especially strong, led by Archer and Gorm-


Batavia High School senior wingback Aaron Wood carries the ball during a practice. ley. They were both second-team all-league as freshmen, and first team last season. Seniors Wood, Justin Saylor and Zach Rowe also return. Sizer called junior Devin Mentzel’s early play on the defensive line a “pleasant surprise.” Heckard, Riley and Luginbuhl lead an experienced secondary. Sophomore Sam Humbert also could see some playing time. Overall, the Bulldogs return starters in 16 spots. Many of the players began seeing varsity time as freshmen.

“We have a lot of experience, even though we’re young,” Sizer said. The key will be how quickly they adapt to Sizer’s new wing-T offense and 3-4 defense. Batavia opens with two games against Cincinnati Hills League opponents – at Madeira, Aug. 26, and at home against Mariemont, Sept. 2 – before starting SBC play Sept. 9 at Clermont Northeastern. For more coverage, visit


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August 24, 2011

2011 football preview

MVCA looking for big sophomore year By Scott Springer

2011 Lions

NEWTOWN - With 20 more players on the roster than he had a year ago, Robert Vilardo believes his second year heading up Miami Valley Christian Academy's football program is looking up. "Yeah, it's a Vilardo little bit easier," Vilardo said. "It's not a ton easier. Last year, I had nine kids that hadn't played football. Now, I have nine kids that have played one year of football." He has 33 players now overall and the luxury of substitution. Still not affiliated with the OHSAA, MVCA has been able to pull from home school situations and from those who attend elsewhere. "They're great kids, and they work very hard," Vilardo said. "They've done everything I've asked and they're good, solid kids. Second year of the program, the goal is to have a good experience. We're wanting to win every game we can win. We actually went 4-4 last year in our first year. We were very pleased with that." Vilardo also points out that one

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Name Chris Price Conor Peck Dylan Stark Jordan Conklin Jeff Cripe Matt Handleton Kameron Singh Paul Bundus Daniel Cipollone Phil Farris James Rossell Aidan Henretty Ryan Whitney Joseph Beatrice Josh Spires Jesse Taylor Evan Handleton

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Game days


MVCA senior Ryan Whitney returns the ball after a running drill for the Lions at Short Park in Newtown.

of the losses was due to a two-point conversion call against Holy Cross that failed. His first-year team demanded to play to win, not to tie. Leading the Lions on both sides of the ball is Dominic Hicks, a running back/linebacker. "He probably was in 90 percent of our tackles last year," Vilardo said. "He plays sideline to sideline and is tireless. Just goes and goes

Aug. 20 @ Mariemont, 10 a.m. Sept. 3 New Miami Sept. 10 Middletown Christian Sept. 17 @ Lawrenceburg, 11 a.m. Sept. 24 @ Gamble Montessori, 2 p.m. Oct. 1 @ St. Bernard Oct. 8 @ Riverview East Academy, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 Cincinnati Christian (homecoming) Oct. 22 Bishop Brossart Oct. 29 Amelia Games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. and goes. Just a stud." Vilardo's own son, Mason is 63 and will get in the way of those trying to tackle Hicks on offense. "Big strong kid and only a sophomore," Vilardo said. "He's worked really hard, and I think

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Jeff Dedeker 9 Michael Appel 12 Daniel Hallberg 11 J.P. Neville 12 A.J. Thomas 12 Joe Hallberg 9 Austin Privett 9 Alex Hoyle 10 Mason Vilardo 10 Josh DeJonckheere 10 Matt Inmann 12 Orion Holden 9 Justin Renn 12 Caleb Smith 9 Jon Blohm 12 Gavin Carson 10 Isaiah Johnson 9


he'll do a good job on the line for us." The MVCA coach also figures to get contributions from seniors Dylan Stark and Connor Peck, while sophomore Aidan Henretty looms in the future. He reminds his coach of his protein count for lunch on a daily basis. "If he works hard, he can be really, really good," Vilardo said. "He's really worked on his speed." After stops at programs like Milford, Anderson and Highlands, Vilardo's toughest undertaking as a coach has come at the small school just down the road from the Dairy Corner in Newtown. "Without a doubt," Vilardo said. "Hardest job I've ever taken. This time last year we had 13 kids going to our first scrimmage and two of them got hurt. We finished with 11 kids."


MVCA senior receiver Kam Singh lines up for the next drill at Lions practice in early August. MVCA was 4-4 in their first season a year ago.

Now, he's got three times as many players and a few footballs to boot. "When I walked in the door, they didn't own a regulation high school football," Vilardo recalled. "Everything that you see out here I've purchased or snagged." The Lions practice at Short Park, just behind MVCA, and are playing their home games at Anderson and Turpin, with one at Mariemont. The opener is at Turpin Sept. 3 against New Miami. Later in the year, the MVCA program steps up opponent-wise with a game Oct. 29 against Amelia of the Southern Buckeye Conference (also at Turpin). For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.



• Glen Este’s boys finished seventh in the FAVC Shootout at Weatherwax Aug. 15. • Amelia defeated Goshen handily at Deer Track as Jake

Brinker and Jeremy Marsh shot two-over-par 38s.

by Hannah Fulks and Holly and Mallory Buten.

Girls tennis

Social media lineup

• Amelia shut out Glen Este Aug. 15. Hannah Fulks, and Holly and Mallory Buten were singles winners. The Barons beat Goshen 4-1, Aug. 18, with singles wins

• Facebook: and itor (Melanie Laughman-Journalist). • Twitter:

m/presspreps and Staff: Melanie Laughman, @PressPrepsMel. Nick Dudukovich, @PressPrepsNick. Ben Walpole, @PressPrepsBen. Scott Springer, @cpscottspringer. James Weber, @RecorderWeber • Blog: www.cincinnat

SIDELINES Swim team tryouts


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513.768.8335 or 513.768.8319

The Milford Area Swim Team (MAST) is holding registration for the 2011-2012 Fall Winter Season until Sept. 10. MAST is a year-round swim team of about 100 athletes from the ages of 6 to 18. The Swimming Eagles have called Milford High School Home for the past 19 years. The MAST coaching staff strives to give the best possible stroke instruction and physical conditioning while maintaining a fun and positive atmosphere with the primary goal of helping each swimmer reach their full potential both in and out of the pool. Programs are offered for all ability lev-

els from beginner through competitive. All swimmers must be evaluated by head age group coach Corey Dauw to determine what group they will be placed in. Please e-mail him at for information and to schedule a time. At your evaluation a MAST Board of Trustees member will be on hand to meet with the parents, explain the club and fees and answer any questions about MAST. Evaluations will go on through Sept. 10. The first practice is on Sept. 12. A second start date of Nov. 1 will also be offered. All registrations should be com-

pleted now however. Visit the team’s website at and click on MAST.

Senior softball

Yesterday's Kids, a 65-and-over softball league, established in 2003 is starting a 74 and over Softball League. The new 74-plus League will play at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at Riverside Park in Newtown. The 65-plus League will continue to play at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Players 65 to 80 and over are coming from all over the tristate area

to play. Eastgatespring, a Health Management, has sponsored the league for sometime. The philosophy of these leagues is aimed at senior citizens having fun within a competitive atmosphere with emphasis on sportsmanship, camaraderie and safety for all players. Players are assigned to teams by the commissioners and/or managers through an alternating draft pick each year. The season starts in late April and runs through the middle of August. Anyone interested in playing in either Senior Softball League for the 2012 season should contact Warren Wettengel at 732-1644.


August 24, 2011

Community Journal




Dangle Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Wear gold to celebrate coming 50-year anniversary dance. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $37 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford.


A Taste of Mission, 6-10 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Outdoor. Family friendly evening with food, drinks, music, dance and wide variety of handmade items from around the world. Crafts and face painting for children. Benefits work of the Comboni Missionaries around the world. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


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. Through Sept. 30. 248-0324; Milford.

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


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

Rescue Tails Charity Ball, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Music by the Jabs. Includes beer, wine, dinner, dessert, silent auction and raffles. Benefits Canine Justice Network. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations required by Aug. 15. Presented by Canine Justice Network. 4603888; Loveland.




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


Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 5-7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Items such as shovels, magnifying glasses, mirrors, rope, insect boxes and balls available. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 8311711; Union Township.


Salvation Army Golf Classic, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive, Golf, food and fellowship. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. with lunch on course and dinner in clubhouse. Benefits the Salvation Army. Ages 18 and up. $1,000 per foursome. Reservations required. 762-5600; Pierce Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 6


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 Katie Pritchard, vocals and acoustic guitar. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95$9.25; parking permit required. 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. 5752102. 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.


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. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. C103 FM Fan Appreciation Night. Autograph Session on Front Stretch. . Gates open 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937444-6215. Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 7


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. 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. Hands-On Nature: Boat Races, 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators encourage children to build own floating boats from natural materials. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Plein Air Painting with Diane Debevec, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Learn about pleasures and challenges of working outdoors, and go home with one or two new pieces of art. Geared toward oil or acrylic on canvas or board; supplies not provided. Includes lunch. $90 both classes; $50 one class. Reservations required. Through Sept. 10. 683-2340; Loveland.


Quilt Exhibit and Auction, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., $10. 248-0324. Milford.


Yappy Hour, 4-7 p.m., Wags Park, 3810 Church St., Temperament test for the dogs, meet volunteers and dogs up for adoption. Benefits Louisville Weimaraner Rescue. $10. 322-5432. Newtown.


Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved Adult Remedial Driving Program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia.

The Swinefest Music and Arts Festival is Friday and Saturday Aug. 26-27, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Hours are noon to 2 a.m. Friday and 11:15 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. There will be food, a pig roast, art, stand-up comedy, IFL mixed martial arts fighting and more. Camping is available. Scheduled to appear Friday: the Billy Rock Band, Speeyphi, Hot Action Cop, Scotty Don’t and Bad Fish. Scheduled to appear Saturday: One Horse Band, Mike Perkins, Livid, 3 Day Rule, Subvinyl, Almost Kings, Blessid Union of Souls (pictured,) Fabulous Miss Wendy and Saving Abel. VIP: $200 weekend pass, $100 oneday; $75 weekend pass, $45 one-day. Packages and discounts available. Call 253-1017 or visit


Swinefest Music and Arts Festival, 11:15 a.m.-2 a.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, Scheduled to appear: One Horse Band, Mike Perkins, Livid, 3 Day Rule, Subvinyl, Almost Kings, Blessid Union of Souls, Fabulous Miss Wendy and Saving Abel. VIP: $200 weekend pass, $100 one-day; $75 weekend pass, $45 one-day. Packages and discounts available. 253-1017; Owensville.


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. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 8


Quilt Exhibit and Auction, Noon-2:30 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 7 p.m. Auction. $10. 248-0324. Milford.


Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Tournament, 1 p.m., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Includes green fees, cart, event shirt, dinner, drinks and more. Featuring $20,000 hole-inone contest. Benefits Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. $75. Registration required. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 721-2905; Milford. 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. Center for Cincinnati Autism Charity Ride for Autism, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Registration 9 a.m. Ride Blessing by Rev. Vic Perz ride begins 11 a.m. 95 Mile ride returns 3:30 p.m. Entertainment by Prizoner. Rain date Sept. 3. Benefits Cincinnati Center for Autism. $35, $25 advance. Registration available online. 874-6789; Milford.


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


Papermaking, 2-4 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Hands-On Nature: Fort Building, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators assist children in using materials on site to create their own forts. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 9

AUDITIONS Funny Girl, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Please come prepared to sing a show tune and to dance. Bring dance shoes. Volunteers for behindthe-scenes positions also welcome. Free. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 683-3925; Loveland.

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Funny Girl, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, Free. 683-3925; Loveland.


Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


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.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cheeseburger in Paradise, 812 Eastgate North Road, Bring instrument. All genres welcome. Free. 967-0427. Union Township.


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

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EXERCISE CLASSES 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. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township.

NATURE Animal Tales, 12:30 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. 474-0580; Anderson Township. RECREATION

Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel. Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Ages 2-5. Each class has different outdoor/nature theme. Family friendly. $10; $5 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 528-5959. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. 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.


Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter Peter Frampton performs at PNC Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The Indian Hill resident is on a world tour year celebrating his multi-platinum-selling live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a free pre-show wine tasting provided by Ohio Valley Wine. Concert tickets are $27.50, $47.50 and $59.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 8311711; Union Township.


Cincinnati Museum Center celebrates Union Terminal’s history and its origins as a major transfer point for soldiers during World War II with “1940s Day” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Relive the 1940s with activities in the Cincinnati History Museum’s “Cincinnati Goes to War” exhibit, 1940s era music, a recreated USO lounge, classic films and newsreels and a vintage car show. You can also leave your own story, or oral history, about the 1940s for the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Visit or call 513-287-7000 for activity times.


Community Journal


August 24, 2011

Gluten-free food doesn’t have to be taste-free Each morning I say a prayer asking for guidance in setting priorities for what is usually a crazy busy day. Well, today that prayer led me to an interesting woman who is contributing to the health of folks who have gluten and other allergies. Her name is Chris Coleman and here’s how we met. I was trying to decide where to go first, Kroger or GFS. GFS won out and as I was walking in, Chris was walking out and introduced herself. She’s an Anderson Township reader who said, “I saw your pancake recipe in the paper and thought how nice it would be to share a gluten-free version.” Turns out she’s got a thriving business selling her tasty gluten-free, dairy-free goods at area retailers and it all started because her son is gluten intolerant. Her story is inspiring and shows that there’s a reason for challenges in our lives. She told me, “My son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001 at age 11.

At that time as a mother of a child with food restrictions I chose to go gluten-free him so Rita with we could figHeikenfeld ure out how Rita’s to live this life kitchen new style and enjoy it. “Ten years ago there was very little information about gluten-free, the selection of gluten-free choices were so slim and the products you could buy were not very good at all. “I started baking every day. In the beginning we threw more food away I made rather than eating it. Even today it sometimes takes me a few tries to get it right and taste great. “My son is now 21 and my mission is to help get more great tasting choices of gluten-free foods available for those who need them. I do make quite a few of my products dairy-free as well.” She sells her items under


Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy free-version of Rita’s buttermilk pancakes the Sonny Marie name, and her website is: Her philosophy is “Brighten your day.” She certainly brightened mine.

Buttermilk pancakes Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy-free version of Rita’s recipe

1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 ⁄2 cup rice flour (brown or white) 1 ⁄4 cup potato starch 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda 1 ⁄8 tsp xanthan gum 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Butter for griddle Mix egg, buttermilk and





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vanilla together. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Dairy-free: Replace buttermilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed into 1 cup rice milk and replace butter with Earth Balance buttery spread or oil. Not as fluffy but still tastes great.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Xanthan gum is a food additive made from corn syrup, used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier.

Pecan crusted catfish

Catfish is readily available and is a good source of protein. For the Colerain Township reader who enjoyed a pan-fried version with pecans at a restaurant and wanted a simple recipe to make at home. 1

⁄3 cup cornmeal ⁄4 cup pecans


Seasoned salt (or regular) and pepper 4 catfish filets, 4-6 oz each Canola oil or butter Lemon wedges Process the cornmeal and pecans in a food processor with a teaspoon seasoned or regular salt and several dashes pepper until nuts are finely ground. You can also do this by hand by putting the nuts in a plastic food bag and hitting them with a mallet and then mixing them with the cornmeal, etc. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, patting it to coat well. Film a pan with oil over medium high heat. Cook filets until golden brown and firm, four to five minutes each side. Adjust seasonings and serve with squeeze of lemon.

Medium white sauce

For Jenny, a Covington reader, who wanted a foolproof white sauce for veggies like her mom made. “It looked easy when she made it,” she said. It is!


Anderson Township resident Chris Coleman is the owner of Sonny Marie’s, which specializes in glutenfree and dairy-free foods. 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. When it bubbles whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until it thickens, a couple minutes longer. Season to taste. 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.

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Wednesday, August 24 Colerain High School Walnut Hills vs. Wyoming, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 25 Colerain High School North College Hill vs. Reading, 5:30 p.m. Mt. Healthy vs. Roger Bacon, 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 26 Nippert Stadium Anderson vs. Princeton, 6:00 p.m. La Salle vs. Oak Hills, 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 Centerville High School Centerville vs. Elder, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27 Nippert Stadium Moeller vs. Pickerington Central, noon. Lakota West vs. Winton Woods, 2:45 p.m. McNicholas vs. NewCath, 5:30 p.m. St. Xavier vs. Springfield, 8:15 p.m.


Saturday, August 27 Welcome Stadium Hamilton vs. Northmont, 5:00 p.m. Middletown vs. Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 Colerain High School ESPNU Taft vs. Friendship Collegiate Academy, 11:00 a.m. ESPN Cocoa vs. Colerain, 3:00 p.m.


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Community Journal

August 24, 2011


There’s plenty of fish in the aquarium Fish fear me. When they see me walk into the pet store, they jump out of their tanks convinced that they have a better chance on land than in any water I’d put them in. The problem is, I love fish. A couple of months ago, both of my goldfish died within a few days of one another. They had been in a large bowl in my office and I’d had pretty good luck with them as they lived for several months. I decided not to replace them, but after a few days went to Meijer and bought another. After getting her home, I put her into the bowl but realized that she was too big for it. After a couple of days I started feeling sorry for her. Maybe I should buy her an aquarium, I thought. But, no, I’ve had at least a dozen through the years

had passed and we released “Marsie Fish” into the tank. She immediately began swimming in circles, darting about, practically bouncing off of the glass walls. “Look at that!” Betsy and I cried, “She’s so happy to have that much room!” After I left, I called several friends and bragged that there was now a fish named after me at the York Street Café. I crowed on and on about how brilliant I was. The next day I told my husband, Tom, that I was going to take him to the York Street Café to see my fish. Upon our arrival, I


David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue. and have never had that much luck; I always end up with a broken heart. Now, I am the kind of person who gives pets “forever homes,” not believing in giving them away once you commit to them. So giving her to one of the little kids down the street was not an option. After sleeping on it a few nights, I got to thinking,

Fish tips

David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue (, has been successfully setting up aquariums and advising hobbyists since 1963. He’s considered the “go-to” guy when it comes to anything finny, so I asked what his top tips might be for the prospective aquarium owner. 1. Determine what your commitment to the hobby will be. The amount of time you are willing to devote to your aquarium will determine what type or size of tank you invest in. For example, a freshwater tank will take less effort than a saltwater one. 2. Before buying, decide where your aquarium will be kept. This will determine the size that will be best for you. 3. Be patient! Schulze says that the biggest mistake people make when setting up an aquarium is to try to rush the process. The water needs to stabilize and it will take at least three weeks for the aquarium to be ready to accept fish. In fact, he refuses to sell fish to people on the same day that they purchase their first aquarium. 4. Add fish to your aquarium a few at a time. 5. Resist the temptation to overfeed your fish. 6. When you are purchasing your basic setup, put your money into filtration. “The filter,” he said, “Is your aquarium’s life support and you pay for performance.”

“The York Street Café in Newport has an aquarium with large goldfish. She would be so happy there!” I called Terry and Betsy Cunningham, who just happen to be two of my very best friends, and asked if they would give my fish a home. “Sure!” Betsy said, enthusiastically. “Bring her over!” So we floated the fish (in its plastic bag) that Betsy dubbed “Marsie” in the aquarium while we sat at the table in front of the tank drinking Diet Coke out of little bottles and chortling at how “Marsie Fish” was going to enjoy living there. An older gentleman who had been sitting at a table nearby stopped by on his way out and put a hand on my shoulder. “That is very good, you know what you are doing, you are floating the fish in the plastic bag.” He beamed. I grinned like a Cheshire Cat and said, “Thank you, sir, I am a fish enthusiast!” Soon after he left, we determined enough time

spotted Betsy in the kitchen. She looked surprised to see me. Undeterred, I ran ahead of Tom to the tank which was … empty. “Oh, I’m so sorry!” Betsy was at my side, hands over her face. “Marsie Fish died about 10 minutes after you left yesterday. She just went belly up. I was going to call you, but didn’t have the heart … I am so sorry.” Marsie Fish hadn’t been frolicking after all; she was desperately looking for a way out of a hideous death trap. When Terry arrived at the restaurant he came

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Community Journal


August 24, 2011

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


Trespassing on property at 11 Cecelia Drive No. C14, Aug. 3.

Lisa M. Chambers-Setzer, 47, 854 Old Ohio 52, domestic violence, July 30.


Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 40 W. Main St., July 29. Vehicle not returned at 5 Sparrow Drive, Aug. 4. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $45 at 51 W. Main St., Aug. 5.



Jeremy J. Iker, 33, 90 River St., warrant, Aug. 2. Cierra Burgan, 25, 185 N. Riverside No. B, warrant, Aug. 5. Cody M. Hopkins, 20, 3328 Bethel Concord, warrant, Aug. 6. Jerry McArthur, 53, 255 Clark St., violation of protection order, Aug. 6.

Incidents/investigations Fraud

Male at South Riverside stated ID used to obtain electric service at 495 Old Boston No. 35, Aug. 2.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $15 at East Main Street, Aug. 6.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 255 Clark St., Aug. 6.


Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Old Ohio 52, July 30.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Austin E. Hundley, 25, 134 S. Union, theft, July 29. Juvenile, 16, offense involving underage, July 30. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, paraphernalia, July 30. Ronnie Lee, 38, 2280 Hillcrest, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, July 31. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, Aug. 1. Richard A. Johansen, 73, 779 Wards Corner, domestic violence, Aug. 2. Greg Hull, 43, 82 Stillmeadow No. 101, domestic violence, Aug. 4. Izarah W. Sullivan, 31, 138 Southern Trace, recited, July 28. James R. Rock, 32, 2288 Snider Road, warrant, Aug. 2. Larry D. Williams, 40, 3424 Ohio 132, warrant, Aug. 2. Brandi M. Green, 24, theft, Aug. 3. Justin K. Stowell, 32, 550 Ohio 756, drug possession, Aug. 6. Zachary J. Hoover, 21, 3890 Hopper Hill, theft, Aug. 5. Austin R. Carter, 20, 1127 W. Ohio Pike, recited, Aug. 7.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Trimmer and leaf blower taken; $400 at 3745 Sycamore, July 30.


Door kicked in at 3479 Holly Ridge, Aug. 1.

Disorderly conduct while intoxicated

deRoziere - Pavia

Intoxicated male reported at Kroger at Ohio Pike, July 31.

Domestic violence

At area of Merwin Ten Mile at Ohio 125, Aug. 2. At Stillmeadow Drive, Aug. 4.

Drug paraphernalia, drug possession

Items found in vehicle by K-9 walkaround at traffic stop at 2000 block of Ohio 125, Aug. 6.

Drug possession

Drugs found in vehicle at traffic stop at 3700 block of St. Andrews, Aug. 1.


Screwdriver taken from Walmart; $32

James and Lisa Pavia of Sandusky are announcing the engagement of their daughter Tiffani, to Robert deRoziere, Jr., son of Jennifer Heinlein of Batavia and Robert deRoziere, Sr. of Mason. The bride is a graduate of St. Mary Central Catholic High School, Sandusky, and the University of Cincinnati. She is employed at Mercy Clermont Hospital in Batavia. Her fiance is a graduate of Batavia High School and is currently enrolled in the University of Cincinnati Nursing program. He is employed at Mercy Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. Both Tiffani and Robert currently reside in Amelia. The wedding will take place June 9, 2012 in Amelia.

at Ohio 125, July 29. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $97 at Ohio Pike, July 30. Money lost through scam by door to door solicitation; $30 at 989 Legendary Run, Aug. 3. Medication taken at 342 St. Andrews No. C, Aug. 4. Batteries taken from Mobile Conversions at Ohio 132, Aug. 2. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $200 at Ohio Pike, Aug. 5. Medication, cash, etc. taken; $1,400 cash at 316 St. Andrews No. D, Aug. 5. Personal checks taken at 3832 Bennett, Aug. 6.


Underage consumption

Subject had bottle of alcohol at Pierce Pointe Theatre at Ohio 125, July 30.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Elle V. Chavez, 22, 1956 Lela Ave., obstructing official business, Aug. 3. Kathryn M. Hughes, 28, 3175 Kenndy Ford, drug possession, Aug. 3. Roy A. Decker, 38, 902 Honeysuckle, criminal simulation, forgery, July 31. Jordon D. Fox, 29, 1940 Oakbrook Place, criminal simulation, forgery, July 31. Nicole P. Simmons, 24, 3967 Piccadilly, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 3. Robert A. Powell, 39, lka 3900 Piccadilly, drug instrument, Aug. 3. Steven J. Reuss, 20, 4483 Eastwood, warrant service, Aug. 2. Willis Jones, 28, 6898 Regent, theft, July 28. Kenneth B. West, 48, 610 Union, theft, Aug. 4. Matthew M. See, 28, 6601 Beechmont Ave., drug instrument, Aug. 2. Melody R. Kline, 40, 4712 Beechwood, driving under suspension, Aug. 3. Amy M. Reif, 25, 2030 Hunters Run, assault, Aug. 3. Scott A. Brown, 26, 58 Amelia Olive Branch, fictitious tags, driving under suspension, Aug. 2. Christopher W. Thomas, 37, 3975 Piccadilly, driving under suspension, Aug. 3. Karla Shannon, 19, 1521 Sutton Ave., drug paraphernalia, Aug. 3. Brian W. Anderson, 31, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, Aug. 3. Shane R. Williams, 24, 526 Old Ohio 74, warrant service, Aug. 3. Tara F. Morris, 20, 219 Savannah Circle, warrant service, Aug. 3. Alexis Ellick, 26, theft, July 21. Tami M. Williamson, 34, 217 W. 12th St., warrant service, Aug. 4. Elizabeth H. Buskirk, 30, 810 Clough, expired drivers license, Aug. 4. Jessica M. Siler, 29, 9811 Tealtown Road, warrant, Aug. 3. Veronica K. Bayus, 29, 4602 Lakeland, warrant service, Aug. 2. Julian Henderson, no age given, 3262 Berwyn Place, drug possession, Aug. 2.

Timothy M. Winterod, 26, 1919 Ohio 52, drug possession, driving under suspension, Aug. 3. Shawna R. Byrd, 18, 4700 Beechwood No. 209, drug instrument, paraphernalia, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 17, theft, Aug. 2. Juvenile, 14, theft, Aug. 2. Misty D. Harris, 21, 758 W. Seymore, drug instrument, Aug. 10. Nicholas A. Vargas, 27, 4700 Beechwood No. 1101J, heroin possession, drug trafficking, tampering with evidence, Aug. 10. Michael Birkenhauer, 19, 2250 Heather Hill, leaving the scene, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 17, theft, attempted theft, Aug. 10. Gary Geier, no age given, 4353 Mount Carmel Tobasco, driving under suspension, Aug. 10. David A. Kern, 22, 3873 Old Savannah, warrant, Aug. 10. Jacob C Kelch, 20, 3312 W. Main St., driving under suspension, Aug. 9. Kandi R. Huff, no age given, 2310 Clark Creek, theft, Aug. 9. April Dugan, 19, 7895 Heather Glen, warrant, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Aug. 2. Codie J. Taylor, 20, 484 Ohio 74, drug possession, Aug. 5. Eric Huff, 38, 28 Church St., drug paraphernalia, Aug. 3. Brittany L. Combs, 18, 518 Glenrose, drug possession, underage consumption, Aug. 3. Arrian K. Boykin, 18, 526 Old Ohio 74 No. 17, drug abuse, underage consumption, Aug. 3. Shane M. Roark, 18, 4280 Beechmont, underage consumption, Aug. 3. Casey W. Cox, 40, 4372 Eastwood No. 1104, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Aug. 4. Kelly Boots, 35, 4431 Happiness Lane, overdose, drug possession, paraphernalia, Aug. 4. Teresa L. Puening, 41, 4431 Happiness Lane, drug possession, paraphernalia, Aug. 4. Holly Watson, 27, 4579 Balmoral, theft, Aug. 3. Joshua E. Wright, 29, 4259 Ferguson, warrant, Aug. 4. Keith L. Parsons, 33, 475 Piccadilly No. A, drug trafficking, drug possession, Aug. 4. Candace P. Pelcha, 21, 623 Regent, warrant, Aug. 4. Carla M. Brady, 46, 475 Piccadilly No. A, cocaine possession, Aug. 4. Justin M. Watts, 27, 475 Piccadilly No. A, trafficking in cocaine, Aug. 4. David Mathes, 49, 632 Arlington, rape, unlawful sexual conduct, unlawful restraint, July 26. Shawna R. Byrd, 18, 4700 Beechwood No. 209, theft, drug instrument, Aug. 8. Darlen Bornhauser, 49, 1051 Baytree, unauthorized use, Aug. 8. Samuel Morris, 33, 82 Stillmeadow, theft, Aug. 8. Michael R. Kautz, 57, theft, forgery,

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Aug. 8. Chris E. Bruerman-Foster, 27, 4179 McClean, failure to comply, fictitious plates, Aug. 8. Mark Stanley, 19, 6062 Donna Jay, theft, Aug. 7. Eric Brabant, 21, 6812 Plum St., theft, Aug. 8. Douglas R. Shuster, 48, 1189 Birch Bark, driving under influence, Aug. 9. David A. Caudill, 50, 4433 Festive Court, domestic violence, Aug. 7. Albert M. Sutherland Ii, 30, 3375 Smith, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, Aug. 5. Violet R. Wood, 50, 2154 Eight Mile, theft, Aug. 7. Richard J. Parker, 42, 2345 North Bend, complicity, Aug. 7. Paul F. Smith Iii, no age given, 8551 Goshen Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 6. Brandon W. Miller, 21, 4335 Long Lake, domestic violence, Aug. 6. Jillian C. Truesdell, 23, 487 Lemaster, driving under suspension, Aug. 5. Jason Lewis, 30, 482 Piccadilly, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 5. John Calvert, 33, 1911 Laurel Lindale, tampering with evidence, drug abuse, Aug. 5. John Strunks, 28, 419 Market St., driving under suspension, Aug. 5. Shawna T. Lawson, 34, 2950 Maureen, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 5. Brandon Lawson, 28, 4717 Blue Jacket, drug paraphernalia, open container, Aug. 5. Jerry D. McArthur, 53, 255 Clark St., drug paraphernalia, Aug. 6. Jason Lewis, 30, 482 Piccadilly, disorderly conduct, Aug. 5. Michael J. King, 26, 276 Winding Way, assault, Aug. 6.

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Male was assaulted at 4600 No. A Bells Lake, Aug. 3. Juvenile reported offense at 176 Cardinal, Aug. 4.

Attempted theft

Male reported this offense at 1150 Ohio 74, Aug. 1.

Breaking and entering

Entry made into Wholesale Carpet & Flooring at Ohio Pike, Aug. 4.


Nintendo, cellphone, etc. taken; $3,220 at 658 Charwood, Aug. 1. TV, X-Box, etc. taken; $1,260 at 4390 Eastwood, Aug. 10. Safe/currency taken; $23,300 at 494 Shannon, Aug. 8.

Criminal damage

Vehicles damaged at 22 Spottswood Common, Aug. 3. Vehicle spray painted at 458 Beechmont, Aug. 9. Two tires cut on vehicle at 17 Arbor Circle, Aug. 8. Window broken at 123 Newlun, Aug. 8. Three tires cut on vehicle at 4418 Eastwood, Aug. 6.

Fraud, tampering with records

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization; $181.27 at 4782 Shephard, Aug. 2.

Merchandise taken from Walmart; $21 at Eastgate Blvd., Aug. 1. AC units taken at 651 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Aug. 2. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $40 at

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Violation of protection order

Male reported this offense at McMann Road, Aug. 2.



Danny W. Dickerson, 29, 2191 Ohio Pike No. 215, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, July 27. Nicholas McAfee, 18, 145 Front St. No. 2, underage consumption, July 31. Robert A. McAfee, 20, 145 Front St. No. 2, underage consumption, July 31. John F. Fraley, 47, 70 Highmeadow No. 1, theft, July 31. Robert T. Shafer, 52, 4700 Long Acres Drive No. A, driving under influence, Aug. 2. Ronald L. Sirabry, 66, 4023 Long Lake Drive, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Aug. 2. Christopher L. Stewart, 29, 176 N. 8th St. No. 5, drug instrument possession, Aug. 4.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at area of South Broadway and Spring Street, Aug. 1.


DOB sticker taken off license plate at 50 Williams Point, July 31. Tools taken; $275 at 482 S. Broadway, Aug. 4.


James J. Campbell, 21, 708 Country Lake Circle, Goshen, disorderly conduct _ intoxicated create risk of harm, possession of drugs _ L.S.D. at 200 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 11. Ronald Burdine II, 38, 11557 Ohio 774, Bethel, theft at 3210 Marshall Drive, Amelia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 17, breaking and entering, Amelia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 17, possessing criminal tools, Amelia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 16, breaking and entering, Amelia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 16, Batavia, possessing, Amelia, Aug. 9. Jeremy Stout, 31, 2220 Berry Road, Amelia, abduction, domestic violence, kidnapping _ terrorize or seriously harm at 2220 Berry Road, Amelia, Aug. 11. Kyle Joseph Dejohn, 19, 1235 Beechwood Place, Amelia, theft at 1235 Beechwood Place, Amelia, Aug. 12. Crystal Strunk, 31, 616 E. 5th St., Manchester, criminal trespass, menacing at 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 11. Christopher Carroll, 35, 363 McKinney Road, Felicity, aggravated menacing, criminal trespass at 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 11. Jeffery Houp, 25, 409 E.Shelby St., Falmouth, falsification, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 8. Charles J. Kiser, 23, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Lot 57, Amelia, domestic violence _ knowingly cause physical harm at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8. Joseph Anthony Nocella, 22, 757 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, domestic violence _ cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force at 757 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Aug. 8. Bridget R. Good, 31, 200 University Lane, No. 214, Batavia, criminal trespass, domestic violence at 2327 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, Aug. 8. Matthew S. Bare, 32, 2901 A S. Dunham Road, Amelia, domestic violence at 2901 S. Dunham Road, Amelia, Aug. 9. Tabitha M. Opp, 25, 2730 Ohio 222, Amelia, theft at 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 9. Ronald E. Brock, 22, 3379 Ohio 774, Apt 5, Bethel, theft at 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 9. James Edward Clark, 47, 3910 Old Savannah Lane 1, Cincinnati, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 9. Ronnie Burdine, 38, 11557 Ohio 774, Bethel, theft at 3543 Patterson Road, Bethel, Aug. 9. Pamela J. Roehm, 46, 1111 Ohio 133, Lot 50, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2200 Slade Road, Batavia, Aug. 12. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, Batavia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, Batavia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, Batavia, Aug. 9. Scott Winkler Jr., 18, homeless, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 13, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 13, theft, Amelia, Aug. 10. Nikki L. Stephens, 24, 225 Park Meadow, Batavia, theft at 2200 Winemiller, Batavia, Aug. 10. Arnold J. Fields, 41, 6617 Main St., Cincinnati, telecommunications harassment _ call w/ purpose to abuse, threaten, annoy at 4308

Incidents/investigations Abduction _ restrain liberty

At 2220 Berry Road, Amelia, July 23.

Abusing harmful intoxicants

At 22 Madagascar Drive, Amelia, July 24.

Aggravated burglary

At 322 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Aug. 12. At 3847 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 10. At 4174 Half Acre Road, Batavia, Aug. 9. At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7. At 504 Market St., Felicity, Aug. 13. At 6572 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, Aug. 13. At 711 Bolender Road, Moscow, Aug. 14.

Criminal mischief

At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 36 Rose Lane, Amelia, Aug. 13. At 3688 Charter Oak St., Amelia, Aug. 12.

Criminal trespass

At 100 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 14. At 1300 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 2327 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, Aug. 9. At 3693 Tanbark Court, Amelia, Aug. 12. At 3792 Hwy. 50, Williamsburg, Aug. 8. At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7.

Defrauding a livery or hostelry

At 2 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Aug. 5

At 5279 Galley Hill Road, Batavia, Aug. 11.

At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7.

At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 19.

Aggravated menacing

Aggravated trespass

At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7.


At 1652 Swope Road, Bethel, Aug. 8.


At 1726 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 23. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 1245 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, Aug. 13. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 19. At 273 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Aug. 8. At 379 Seneca Drive, Batavia, Aug. 13. At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7.

Breaking and entering

At Ohio 132 & Chapel Road, Amelia, Aug. 2. At 1258 Ohio 125, Amelia, July 14. At 3847 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 10. At 1515 Henson Road, Bethel, Aug. 11. At 2260 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Aug. 8. At 2444 Amore Drive, Bethel, Aug. 10. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 2945 South Bantam, Bethel, Aug. 14. At 4701 Ohio 276, Batavia, Aug. 8.


At 1922 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Aug. 4. At 2187 Wilshire Circle, Batavia, Aug. 3. At 4004 Alexander Lane, Batavia, Aug. 2. At 1830 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, Aug. 11. At 2 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 11. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 8. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 9. At 6110 Ohio 727, Goshen, Aug. 11

Criminal child enticement

At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 5.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 6. At 1728 Bainum Road, New Richmond, Aug. 2. At 2072 River Birch Drive, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 2220 Harvey Road, New Richmond, Aug. 1. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, Aug. 1. At 1008 Prestige Way, Batavia, Aug. 8. At 1397 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Aug. 14. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 2268 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 9. At 314 Brown St., Bethel, Aug. 8.

Disorderly conduct

Domestic violence

At Burnham Woods Drive, Amelia, Aug. 2. At Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Aug. 8. At Berry Road, Amelia, July 23. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8. At University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 14. At Berry Road, Amelia, July 23. At Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, Aug. 9. At S. Dunham Road, Amelia, Aug. 9.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs At 4175 Hagemans Crossing Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 12.

Possessing criminal tools

At 1258 Ohio 125, Amelia, July 14.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 3.

Possession of drugs L.S.D.

At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 19.

Possession of drugs - marijuana

At Olive Branch Stonelick/Old 74, Batavia, Aug. 2.

Possession of drugs - heroin

At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, July 30.

Possession of drugs - marijuana

At 3471 Ohio 132, Amelia, July 27.

Possession of drugs

At 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 2. At Greenbriar at Old 32, Batavia, July 30. At South 5th at Willow, Williamsburg, July 26. At 2296 Slade, Batavia, Aug. 9. At 4175 Hagemans Crossing Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 12.

Rape - victim < 13 nonforcible

At Forest Glen Blvd., Batavia, July 27.


At Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 5. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 6. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 3.

Receiving stolen property

At 38 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, July 25. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 2200 Slade Road, Batavia, Aug. 9

Resisting arrest

At 22 Madagascar Drive, Amelia, July 24.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters At 1849 Ohio 232, New Richmond, July 28.

Endangering children


At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 12.

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 12.

At 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 8.

Sexual battery - parent or guardian

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 11. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 9.

Sexual imposition


Fugitive from justice Identity fraud

At 4351 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, Aug. 1. At 320 Apple Road, Amelia, Aug. 10.

Illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse _ detention mental health facility

At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Aug. 12.


At 2220 Berry Road, Amelia, July 23.


At 92 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 1728 Bainum, New Richmond, Aug. 14. At 3632 Burnham Woods Drive, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7.

Misuse of credit card

At 2472 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 9.

At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 3.

At Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, July 28. At Angel Drive, Bethel, Aug. 10.


At 1480 Thomaston Drive, Amelia, July 6. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, July 29. At 1352 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, July 27. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 28. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, July 28. At 2199 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, July 31. At 2277 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 28. At 2951 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At 350 South Broadway St., Williamsburg, July 27. At 38 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, July 25.

At 1750 Bainum Road, New Richmond, Aug. 14. At 1981 James Saul’s Drive, Batavia, Aug. 11. At 2040 Hwy. 50, Batavia, Aug. 11. At 2098 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, Aug. 8. At 2200 Slade Road, Batavia, Aug. 9. At 2200 Winemiller, Batavia, Aug. 10. At 2200 Winemiller, Batavia, Aug. 10. At 2201 Harmony Court, Batavia, Aug. 14. At 2247 Dean Road, Bethel, Aug. 9. At 2472 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 9. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 8. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 13. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 13. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 11. At 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 9. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 8. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 9. At 3326 Whispering Trees Drive, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 3543 Patterson Road, Bethel, Aug. 9. At 36 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Aug. 12. At 3660 Number 9 Road, Goshen, Aug. 10. At 3798 Hwy. 50, Marathon, Aug. 8. At 485 Felicity Cedron, Felicity, Aug. 7. At 5 Bullskin, Felicity, Aug. 11. At 504 Market St., Felicity, Aug. 13. At 6664 Ohio 727, Goshen, Aug. 13. At 6734 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Aug. 10. At 7000 Midland Blvd., Amelia, Aug. 11.



Open container liquor

At 4175 Hagemans Crossing Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 12.

Passing bad checks

At 2 Estate Drive, Amelia, Aug. 1.


At Seclusion Court, Batavia, Aug. 5.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 3. At 595 Ely Ave., Batavia, Aug. 6. At 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 8.

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At 42 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, July 26. At 4689 Ohio 276, Batavia, July 25. At 100 University Lane, Batavia, July 25. At 1300 Brandie Lane, New Richmond, July 27. At 1436 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, July 31. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 30. At 1981 Clover Lane, Batavia, July 27. At 2 Pineview Drive, Amelia, July 29. At 2006 Ginn Road, New Richmond, July 31. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, July 26. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, July 25. At 251 North Meadow Court, Batavia, July 25. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 31. At 2849 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 26. At 2883 Ohio 132, New Richmond, June 22. At 2951 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At 3070 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, July 28. At 3099 S. Dunham, Amelia, Aug. 25. At 340 Chapel Road, Amelia, July 29. At 4041 Tollgate Road, Batavia, July 25. At 4228 Pleasant Acres Drive, Batavia, July 28. At Ohio 132/Chapel Road, Amelia, July 28. At 4228 Barton Drive, Batavia, Aug. 4. At 2 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Aug. 4. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 3. At 2598 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 6. At Laurel-Nicholsville, Laycock Cutoff, New Richmond, Aug. 4. At 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 2. At 1235 Beechwood Place, Amelia, Aug. 6. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 5. At 2 Pineview Drive, Amelia, July 29. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Aug. 4. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Aug. 5. At 2636 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 2. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 7. At 300 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 1. At 3883 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 3960 Summit Road, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 4184 Ohio 276, Batavia, Aug. At 3210 Marshall Drive, Amelia, July 1. At 4228 Barton Drive, Batavia, Aug. 14. At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 13. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 13. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 14. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Aug. 11. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 3560 Woodside Drive, Williamsburg, Aug. 12. At 806 Market, Felicity, Aug. 8. At 12 Pineview, Amelia, Aug. 11. At 1235 Beechwood Place, Amelia, Aug. 6. At 1446 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 1515 Henson Road, Bethel, Aug. 11.

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At 36 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Aug. 12.


Trailer set on fire and grass area spray painted at St. Veronica’s at Mount Carmel Tobasco, Aug. 7.


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Vandalism, arson

Batavia Meadows, Batavia, Aug. 11. Jeremy J. Iker, 33, 90 River St., Batavia, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 11. John D. Grace, 28, 6559 Delhi Arnheim Road, Georgetown, open container liquor at 4175 Hagemans Crossing Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 12. Bradley M. Patton, 22, 3527 Ohio 132, Amelia, theft at 4228 Barton Drive, Batavia, Aug. 14. Sommer D. Hamilton, 21, 2191 Ohio Pike No. 7, Amelia, criminal trespass, domestic violence at 100 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 15, menacing, New Richmond, Aug. 14.


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On the record

August 24, 2011

CORRECTION INVITATION FOR BIDS On September 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: Capital Fund Grant Program 501.10. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than September 14, 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 September 8, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available from the Owner, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 (513) 732-6010 for $25.00 per set. Checks should be made payable to KZF Design, Inc. Sets can be mailed for an additional $10.00 per set. Documents are also available in electronic pdf format from the KZF DESIGN website. Access At the bottom of the page, click on CLIENTLOGIN, and input the following: Username: 591300 Password: 591300iaj Questions regarding the projects should be directed to Randy Schultz, KZF Designs, Inc. at (513) 621-6211. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer

A story in the Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 issues of the Community Journal Clermont should have said the Clermont YMCA and the Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program are co-spon-

soring a free one-time exercise class for Clermont County adults 65 years and older from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Jackson Township Community Center, 3263 U.S. 50.


Air Force Airman James B. Cullen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Cullen is the son of Dale Cullen, he graduated in 2009 from Glen Este High School.

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


2161 Carriage Station Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jason & Margaret Adkins, 5.8900 acre, $235,900. 4211 Christopher Court, James Sedgwick, et al. to GMAC Mortgage LLC, 0.2900 acre, $174,115. 3706 Loch Lamond Drive, Ruth & Charles Otto III to John & Diana Byrnside, $120,000. 2065 Whispering Wind Lane, Bobbie & Nobel Sargent III to Britney Eustice, 0.2500 acre, $115,000. 1388 Whitaker Lane, Scott Wolf, trustee to Greg & Mandy Kelley, 0.5560 acre, $155,000.


2285 Franklin Laurel Road, Luke Elliott to Robert Doherty & Brenda Kyle, 2.0000 acre, $185,000. Parkers Trace, Deborah Adams to James & Teresa Hutchins, $25,000. Parkers Trace, Deborah Adams to Michael & Dianne Walter, $20,000.


855 Jacob Light Court, Beverly & Barry Geer Jr. to U.S. Bank NA, 0.2430 acre, $33,333.34. Old U.S. 52, Elaine Macomber to Kimberly Eckel, 0.0660 acre, $8,000.


1452 Bethel New Richmond Road, Marc Kladnik & Melissa Zistler, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.7760 acre, $60,000.


4619 Bethany Glen Drive, William Rawlings, et al. to CitiMortgage Inc., $86,667. 5145 Chukker Point Lane, Drees Premier Homes Inc. to David & Paula Minx, 0.8850 acre, $309,500. 603 Comet Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Andrew Sedam, $60,500. 546 Gennie Lane, Enamul Choudhury & Shamima Ahmed to Seth Mullett & Barbara Rosengarten, 0.7650 acre, $219,000. 563 Marilyn Drive, Tim & Linda Easterday to Beneficial Financial I Inc.,


Announcement The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science nursing program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the nursing program in person at a meeting scheduled for September 28, 2011 from 3:30 4:30 at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 email: All written comments should arrive NLNAC by September 20, 2011. 1001659242

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. Amanda Joan Alsept, 33, 136 South East St., Bethel, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Brian Keith Cornwell, 35, 211 Washington St., Chilo, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jesse Donald Walls Jr., 40, 215 Dunbar St., Georgetown, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit the

illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Dustin Phillip Skeene, 33, Volusia County Jail, Daytona Beach, FL illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Randall Wagers, 34, 1464 Locust Ridge Road, Georgetown, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Douglas L. Sizemore, 28, 3560 Smyrna Road, Felicity, possession of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Timothy Brandon Comberger, 30, 3808 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, having weapon while under disability,

improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance, Narcotics Unit. Patricia Ann Presley, 41, 201 Edgecombe Drive No. 9, Milford, illegal processing of drug documents, Narcotics Unit. Brandon Doak Grant, 29, 70 Hummingbird Way, Amelia, attempted possession of drugs, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Isome Earl Sturgill, 44, 5967 Ohio 133, Goshen, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, driving under suspension, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Goshen Police Department.


PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY will close the PUBLIC HOUSING WAITING LIST effective August 31, 2011. The Section 8 Waiting List remains closed until further notice. Applicants will not be able to fill out an application online at the Authority’s website while the waiting list is closed. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 7326010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1657465




3036 Old Ohio 32, Tiffany Hoffman, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, 0.6300 acre, $46,667.s



LEGAL NOTICE Jason Rictchie B30 & C19 6009 Buckwheat Road Milford, OH 45150; Jeremy T Glass F38 8 Arbor Circle Apt 12 Cincinnati,OH 45255; Terry Ratliff C28 8422 Batavia Road Cincinnati,OH 45244; Amy Miller & Darrel Sims H30 4612 Trophy Lane Batavia, OH 45103. 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 due. payment for 1001657955

$56,667. Ohio 125, Villas at Waterford Glen LLC to Paragon Properties Inc., $295,000. 542 Old Ohio 74, Thomas Galloway, trustee to Strawbaby LLC, 0.7030 acre, $375,000. 519 Park Place, Thomas & Angela Deighen to Off-The-Line Inc., 0.2310 acre, $166,000. 4284 Pinetree Lane, Lois Burton to Hastings Enterprises LLC, $145,000. 967 Shephard Woods Court, NVR Inc. to Robert & Charlene Bailey, 0.3331 acre, $146,290.


The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Seeks Public Comment

LEGAL NOTICE The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public Sale on September 6, 2011 9am @ 120 N. Corkwood Ct. Pickering ton OH 43147-For more details call Ron at 614-309-4897 1996 14X80 Fleetwood Ref # 88588080 Minimum Bid $5500 1001658958



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Jennifer Lynn Neal, 37, 7104 Tallwood, Loveland, obstructing justice, Goshen Police Department. Michael Stephen Smith, 23, 1191 Brightwater Circle No. 1, (jail), Milford, kidnapping, domestic violence, Miami Township Police. George S. Elias Jr., 24, 285 Jonathan Court, Loveland, failure to appear, Miami Township Police.


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: D.M., presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert A. Hendrickson and Rachel A. Hutzel . The appeals court has reversed the juvenile court’s decision and sent the case back to the juvenile court for further proceedings. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. David T. Yacchari, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert A. Hendrickson and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court reversed the trial court’s decision and sent the case back for further proceedings.


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