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Radabaugh wins Gatch award

“I love what I do,” Sue Radabaugh said of her job as executive director of Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities. Her dedication and enthusiasm for her job is one of the reasons Radabaugh received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award presented Aug. 25 by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. Radabaugh, of Milford, was one of nine finalists for the award named for Orpha Gatch. FULL STORY, B1


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Taste is more than just food By Kellie Geist

More than 45 restaurants, artists and vendors will be coming together for the sixth annual Taste of Clermont. Presented by the Batavia Village Association, the event is 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 11; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 12; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Eastgate Mall. Admission is $5 for adults for the whole weekend. This is the first year the Taste is outside the village and Batavia Village Association member Barb Haglage thinks the switch is positive. “The event is going to be set up like a big horseshoe that faces the main stage, so I think it’s going to be really convenient this year,” Haglage said. “I think people will like the grassy area in the front of the stage and having it at (Eastgate Mall) gives us a lot more space to work with.” Some of the restaurants who will be sharing their fare at the Taste of Clermont include Grammas Pizza, Clermont Inn, Clerco Cafe, Cafe Mediterranean, BBQ

Cabin, Ice Cream Etc. and Batavia Station. A variety of artists, associations and companies also will have booths at the event. “It just keeps growing, we keeping adding and adding and adding booths and vendors,” said Tony Thomas, president of the Batavia Village Association. “If you’re still interested in getting a booth, it’s never too late.” For the family-oriented, there will be carnival and pony rides, face painting, alpacas and a clown. Best Buy will set up a booth with video games like Guitar Hero for the older kids Friday. There will be live music and special events. Friday night will feature a cornhole tournament. Saturday will be packed with performances by the Country Step Cloggers, Harkey’s Hodowners and the contestants of the Colgate Country Showdown. There also will be a Chick-fil-A chicken nugget eating contest Saturday. Visitors will be able to catch the Sunday football games in the Beer Garden. There will not be a wine garden. Visit for more information.


Go, Trojans

Sophomore cheerleader Megan Combs leads a cheer for the Glen Este Trojans football team in their 2009 opening game at Sycamore. For more about the second game, see Sports, A9.

County to use furloughs to save money By Kellie Geist

Colors and ink

Do you know where in the world of Amelia is this? If not, it’s time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to along with your name and community. Or call 248-7130, ext. 341. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name and community in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. To see who correctly identified last week’s clue, see page B5.

To place an ad, call 242-4000.

The Clermont County commissioners are looking at ways to balance the county’s budget, and the employees are going to pay some of the price. The Clermont County commissioners Sept. 2 approved guidelines to allow mandatory unpaid days off and one department will start those furloughs this week. The Department of Job and Family Services, which receives a large amount of its funding through state and federal money, will start furloughs Friday, Sept. 11. Rather than allow employees to choose their own furlough days, DJFS Director Tim McCartney opted to close the building for 10 specific days to minimize the impact on their clients and save on building costs. The DJFS office will be closed for the first time Sept. 11. Although other departments aren’t taking furloughs yet, McCartney said his department needed to start saving money immediately.

“We took a 20-percent hit in (state and federal) funding already and there could always be more cuts around the corner. We needCroswell ed to take immediate actions,” McCartney said. “We’re already two months into the fiscal year and every day we wait, that cliff gets a little bigger.” The furloughs will save $400,000 in the DJFS, McCartney said. The deparment will be closed Sept. 11, Oct. 12, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Feb. 12, March 12, April 2, April 30, May 28 and June 11. The commissioners are going to look at how they want to implement furloughs in other departments in the coming weeks, Commissioner Ed Humphrey said. He said some departments could be exempt from furloughs because of bargaining units (sheriff’s office) or 24/7 operations (communications center.) In July, the county had about $27.6 million in general fund

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operating revenue. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said that’s about three percent more than of a reduction from last year than they were planning. Last year at this time, Clermont County had about $30.9 million in the general fund. Scheetz said if the county furloughed all non-bargaining unit, non-elected employees paid from the general fund, the county would save about $847,000. This does not include other non-general fund employees. During a work session Wednesday, Sept. 2, the commissioners as well as a number of elected officials and employees in attendance seemed to prefer having five set days off (such as Christmas and New Year’s eves) and then having each employee take an additional 40 hours whenever they prefer. The commissioners will meet with the department heads in the coming weeks to discuss the options. Regardless of how they choose to furlough employees, Commissioner Scott Croswell said he is opposed to the mandatory unpaid days off without looking at other

ways to reduce spending. “The problem with this policy is that it’s too easy. If we implement this, it will become the answer ... But there are cuts that need to be made,” Croswell said. “I think we need a better understanding of our budget before we put this on the back of our employees.” Croswell said the board needed to review a more detailed list of what the county is spending money on and possibly look at employee retirement buyouts or other cuts before considering furloughs. He added, though, that if furloughs were necessary, it should be as uniform as possible. “If we’re going to tell people that they have to lose money, then everybody should be treated fairly,” Croswell said. Humphrey said the furloughs will probably be addressed on a case-by-case basis by department, but that most employees will have to take furlough days. The number of hours or specific days for furloughs has not been determined.


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New township police device pierces the darkness By John Seney

Police in Pierce Township have a new night vision device that allows them to watch criminals in darkness. The device, called a night

vision monocular, sells for about $5,000, but cost the Pierce Township Police Department nothing because of a Homeland Security Department grant. Police Chief Col. James T. Smith said the device has been in use about a month

and was instrumental in the recent arrest of several suspects on drug charges. The arresting officer was able to sneak up on the suspects and observe them without being noticed. Smith said the police can use the device to conduct

surveillance operations at night and keep an eye on infrastructure facilities such as sewer and water plants and towers. “It’s like being able to turn night into day,” he said. Smith said his department is willing to assist

other police agencies who might need the device. Pierce Township police also recently received about $114,000 in federal justice assistance grants. Smith said these grants will help pay for a school resource officer for the township and an officer

assigned to the Clermont County Narcotics Unit. He said the police department is pursuing additional grants. “We’re trying to bring money back to the taxpayers of Pierce Township,” he said.

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To attend either school for 2010-11, a student must pass the entrance examination and enroll no later than the last registration date established by each school.

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Groundbreaking for memorial


Groundbreaking ceremonies were Aug. 25 for the Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Batavia Township Community Center on Clough Pike. A Humvee military vehicle will be the centerpiece for the plaza, which will be dedicated Nov. 11. From left are, Jim Bushman, former Batavia Township trustee; Linda Fraley, Clermont County auditor; Jennifer Haley, township fiscal officer; Deborah Clepper, county recorder; Bob Proud, county commissioner; Ed Humphrey, county commissioner; June Creager-Mason, executive director of the Clermont Convention and Visitors Bureau; Archie Wilson, township trustee; Matthew Van Sant, president of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt; James Sauls Jr., township trustee; Ken Cook, of the Clermont Veterans’ Service Commission; Danny Bare, executive director of the Veterans’ Service Commission; and Rex Parsons, township administrator.



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Pierce Twp. residents want 3-way stop signs By John Seney

Residents along St. Andrews Drive in Pierce Township want three-way stop signs installed along the road to slow traffic. The trustees voted Aug. 11 to accept the petitions gathered by the residents and forward them to the Clermont County Engineer, who makes the final decision on installation of stop signs. Roy Collins, a resident of St. Andrews Drive, said speed has become a critical safety issue for residents. Police Chief Col. James T. Smith agreed that threeway stop signs would contribute to slowing traffic

“Anything that will provide safety I am willing to try.”

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along St. Andrews. In a separate action, the trustees voted to spend $1,312.50 for new signs and roadway striping along St. Andrews. “Anything that will provide safety I am willing to try,” Collins said. Trustees also discussed the possibility of speed bumps on St. Andrews. Trustee Christopher Knoop suggested the residents get a consensus of opinion on the speed bumps and pursue that as a separate issue.

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Steps taken on Ohio 450 project By Kellie Geist

By John Seney

When Richard Malott was growing up, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who was a volunteer for the Williamsburg Fire Department. So, when he was old enough, he joined the department as a volunteer. That was 1962, and Malott has been a fixture in the department ever since, rising through the ranks to lieutenant, assistant chief and finally, in 1977, fire chief. Now Malott, who will be 70 years old the day after Christmas, is retiring. “We’re going to miss him,” Williamsburg Township Trustee Jim Taylor said. “When people look at the fire department, they think of Dick.” Malott has told the trustees that his last day as chief will be Dec. 31. But that doesn’t mean he will disappear from the fire station. He wants to stay on and help out as a volunteer; he just doesn’t want to be chief. “I don’t like the paperwork,” he said. Malott said he has a lot of memories of his years as fire chief, “Some good, some bad.” “Every once in a while you save a life, and that makes you feel good, whether it’s you or a member of your department,” he said. But sometimes you lose somebody, he said, and that’s the bad part of the job. A highlight of his career as chief was moving into the new fire station at 915

W. Main St. in Williamsburg about 10 years ago. The new station, which was a former car dealership, provided a lot more room, and better parking than the old fire house. The department – which covers the village of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Township and parts of Sterling Township in Brown County – has grown under Malott’s leadership, and become more professional. When he started, the department was all-volunteer. Now, the 44-member department has two fulltime life squad members and two full-time firefighters. There are some parttime life squad members, but most of the firefighters are still volunteers. Malott himself is considered part-time, though he says he sometimes works full-time hours. While serving with the fire department over the years, he also held a fulltime job at Ford, where he retired in 2004 after 29 years. But the fire department was his true calling, and he stayed on over the years because, “I like doing it.” He has no specific plans for retirement, other than spending more time with his great-grandchildren. Taylor said the township trustees have not begun the process of looking for a new chief, but hope to have one hired by the end of the year. He said the trustees will probably make the chief’s position a full-time job. “He’s done a great job,” Taylor said of Malott. “I really hate to see him go.”

ly just beyond Union Township.” Wharton said the TID will start by working to modify the interchange at I-275, which will eventually allow for the private development for the Union Gateway project. While the TID will be spearheading the project, Union Township will continue their financial support. Duckworth said he would have a recommendation for the trustees in the coming weeks for the township to pay for the engineering work. Duckworth doesn’t have the cost estimate for that work yet. When the trustees discussed the Ohio 450 project, they expressed some concerns about their role in the project, but Duckworth said the TID will keep Union Township in the loop. “I don’t think we have to worry about that. I’m one of the board members of the TID ... And I’m not the least bit worried that we’re not going to be involved in this project all along,” Duckworth said. “I think it’s good to see that this project is priority outside Union Township and on a county level,” Duckworth said.

Batavia Twp. OKs zone change for business By John Seney

The Batavia Township trustees Sept. 1 approved a rezoning request for a landscape supply business on Ohio 222 across from the Clermont County Courthouse complex. Glen Wiedenbein sought the zone change from agricultural to industrial for the 45.77-acre site at 4435 Ohio 222. Wiedenbein told the

trustees he planned to sell topsoil and landscape supplies at the site. There also would be an area set aside for drop off of yard waste. Future plans include the construction of an industrial rental building and a professional building. The land presently is being used for various agricultural operations including truck farming, a farmers’ market and a nursery. Zoning Administrator Denise Kelley said the

Batavia Zoning Commission recommended in favor of the request. The site is across the street from the county complex which includes the municipal court, jail, sheriff’s office and animal shelter. There also are several residences nearby. One neighbor, Robin Imwalle of Ohio 222, said she was concerned the industrial zoning would open up the area to more

development. Trustee Lee Cornett told Imwalle he appreciated her concerns but didn’t think Wiedenbein’s plans would affect her negatively. Trustee James Sauls told Wiedenbein, “We would like to see you make every effort to maintain the property as orderly and clean and be a good neighbor.” The request was approved 2-0. Trustee Archie Wilson was absent.

Union Township Fire Depart. reaccredited The Union Township Fire Department has been awarded reaccredited status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI), making it one of a handful of fire departments in the world with this distinction. CFAI commissioners and board members approved the reaccredidation status following their hearing Wednesday, Aug. 26, with Chief Stanley Deimling, Captain Perry Gerome, the department’s accreditation

manager, and Cory Wright, assistant township administrator. The purpose of the hearing was to review findings compiled by accreditation peer assessors during their visit in June. This status is valid for five years, provided that Annual Compliance Reports are submitted as prescribed by CFAI policy. According to Chief Deimling, accreditation is a process by which an association or agency evaluates and is recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards. Fire department accreditation includes an indepth process of self-assessment with methods for determining and analyzing community risks, needs and agency performance in service delivery. The accreditation

process, in addition to subsequent planning documents, proves a valuable tool in the budgeting process, as well as a basis for justifying departmental programs and services while giving the community confidence that they are receiving the best possible services for their investment in township government. The CFAI has been developing standards for continuous improvements in fire service for more than 20 years. In 2004, the Union Township Fire Department became one of the first 100 agencies to attain accreditation. Currently, there are only 135 fire service agencies in the world with this designation. Chief Deimling credits agency success to the dedi-

cation of all personnel, especially Assistant Chief Jeff Jackson, Captain Perry Gerome, Lieutenant Vicki Conneighton, and Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Goessl, addressing 244 performance indicators, including 77 core competencies. “Achieving and maintaining this level of excellence and professionalism would not be possible without the dedication and commitment to quality services by the men and women of the Union Township Fire Department who deliver these services 24 hours every day,” Deimling said. “It also would not be possible without the support and resources provided by the community, the Union Township Board of Trustees and township administration.”

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Williamsburg’s fire chief retiring



Williamsburg Fire Chief Richard Malott is retiring at the end of the year. He has been chief since 1977.

The wheels are starting to turn on Union Township’s newest development endeavor – the Ohio 450/Union Gateway project. This project, which calls for a curb cut off Ohio 450, would be to build a road to 130 acres of undeveloped land just off Interstate 275 near Exit 59 in Union Township. Union Township Administrator David Duckworth said this project started about four years ago when the township identified that area, located near Milford and Miami Township, as an area for economic development. But before Union Township could pursue building anything on that land, they needed permission from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the federal highway administration to reconfigure the ramps at the Exit 59 interchange (the Milford Parkway/Hillsboro exit.) “The plan is to reconfigure those ramps to allow for a new, signalized intersection at (Ohio) 450 ... That intersection would then allow access

to the Union Gateway project property,” said Steve Wharton, secretarytreasurer of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (TID). “But you have to reconfigure the ramps first or you would have a conflict of people coming off the highway and the people trying to go to and from the gateway.” At the Union Township trustees’ meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, Duckworth recommended the trustees transfer the project to the TID. “There’s a whole lot of engineering and design work that has to be done to get the permit (from ODOT) ... That scope of work is just beyond anyone here as far as what they can handle,” Duckworth said. “It just made sense for this to become a TID project. They handle these types of infrastructure projects.” The trustees agreed. “Not only does this provide access for the Union Gateway project, it also impacts the access to the interstate from the U.S. 50 corridor, Miami Township, Stonelick Township and the city of Milford,” Wharton said. “This is a natural integration of transportation planning and development that’s real-


September 9, 2009

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’Burg BOE candidates bring experience to the table or

Rob Healey 3. I would bring due diligence and the knowledge I have gained from my last

four years as a school board member. Along with some fresh new ideas on how to improve the educational experience for our elementary students in the way of the facilities that were built in the early 1950s. Brent Keeton 3. The main thing that I would bring to the board is commonsense leadership. I bring passion and a hard work ethic. I am determined to maintain what we do well

and change the areas we lack in. I bring morals and values that I believe most school districts need to reestablish. I don’t bring a hidden agenda. I am committed to the kids and the community, knowing that what we do today will affect what we have tomorrow. Our children need to know that we want them to succeed and we care about who they become.

as a member of the Williamsburg school board. As one of my first acts on the board I will propose the development of a Lean Six Sigma program for our district. We’ll train our teachers, staff and students on how to identify waste and inefficiency, then improve it. As a result we’ll help our district reduce costs and be more effective, plus every graduate of Williamsburg will be certified as a Lean Technician making them more valuable to potential employers.

Batavia BOE hopefuls agree on need for new school Three candidates are running for three seats on the Batavia Local School District Board of Education. We asked each of the candidates to answer three questions. Their responses are: Mark Ewing Q: Do you favor a bond issue to build a new elementary school? A: Yes, I am in favor of a bond for the elementary school. Here’s why. We have

such a dire need for a new elementary school. We have been “lucky” up to now that the building has held up this long. However, the building has far outlived it’s educational usefulness. We have leaks, ceiling collapses (thankfully none on any children ... yet), we have heat issues and least of all we have a size issue. We have too many children in that facility and we don’t have

the educational or technological infrastructure to support them. We, as a board (and me personally) and a community, owe it to these children ... our children, to give them a facility that affords them the greatest educational opportunity available as well as a safe and hazard-free learning environment. Christopher A. Huser Q: Do you favor a bond issue to build a new elemen-

Batavia Township projects get extensions Two Batavia Township development projects stalled because of the slow economy have been granted 18month extensions. The township trustees Sept. 1 granted an extension to a planned development of 12 two-family units at Elmwood Road and Hartman Lane. The trustees granted approval of the plan in 2008, but an extension was needed

Greg Wells 3. As the member of the management team of a local Fortune 500 company I’m intimately familiar with budgeting, accounting and cost management. In order to achieve our company goals I employ Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies to drive improvement, boost efficiency and reduce costs within our operations. This knowledge and experience will be valuable

tary school? A: As far as the bond levy for a new elementary school, according to the auditor’s office, 4.1 mills equates to a mere $10.46 per month, per $100,000 of assessed taxes. I don’t know about everyone else, but I toss that much change into a jug at home on a monthly basis. Aren’t our children, the future growth of our community, and the

New police chief

New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey is sworn in by Mayor Ramona Carr. Harvey was hired by the village in July. He replaced former Chief David Willoughby, who resigned in May while facing charges that included theft in office. Harvey worked for the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office for 26 years before taking the New Richmond job.

to keep the plan viable. Developer Brock Warren said work has not started because of the economy. Another extension was granted for a proposal to build 56 condominium-style units at the Bayberry Apartment Complex at Laub Road and Ohio 125. Developer Nick Grammas told the trustees the economy had stalled his plans.


preservation of our property values worth $10.46 a month? Scott Runck Q: Do you favor a bond issue to build a new elementary school? A: Obviously, I am in favor of a bond issue for a new elementary school. If anyone has child in or has toured the school, it is obvious that a new structure is well overdue.



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MIAMI TWP. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dr. Bernard Gendreau, a Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University for 50 years has generously donated much of his lifetime accumulation of books to the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library. The Used Book Fair will take place at the Milford-Miami Township Branch, 1099 Ohio 131, the following dates and times: â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 16, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 17, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 18, noon to 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special Used Book Fair will feature more than 2,500 books on a wide variety of subjects. Books on art, art history, philosophy, and theology will be especially well represented. Many scarce, unique or otherwise highquality items will be featured.

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Help tag butterflies

CHILO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Around this time every year, Monarch butterflies leave Clermont County to migrate thousands of miles to spend winter in Central Mexico. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a butterfly buff, you can be a part of the Monarchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing journey. Join the Clermont County Park District for a Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Chilo Lock No. 34 Park. Meet at the visitor center. After the tagging event, participants will be able to check the national Monarch Watch Web site at to monitor the local migration. Park district staff recommends you wear long pants and tennis shoes or hiking boots for your protection from the tall grass and shrubs in the Crooked Run Nature Preserve. If you would like more information about the Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event, visit the Web site, or call 876-9013.

Annual mum sale

WILLIAMSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Garden Club will hold their annual mum sales 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. Fridays and Saturdays beginning through Sept. 11 at the corner of U.S. 32 and McKeever Road. Saturday, Sept. 12, the mums will be sold during the Williamsburg Yard Sale at the corner of Second and Gay streets. The mums, in 8-inch pots, will be $4 each or three for $11. Large 12-inch pots will be available for $12. For large orders call 724-7824. All proceeds will be used for the beautification of the Williamsburg Community.

Concert Sept. 19

New Richmond â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The village will host the Ohio State Patrol Drum and Bugle Corps at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the bandstand on the riverfront. The concert will take place along with an antique car show taking place throughout the village.

Lantern lighting

UNION TWP. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mt. Moriah Cemetery will hold its second annual Lantern Lighting Ceremony from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the cemetery, 686 Mt. Moriah Drive. The ceremony is designed to give those who have friends or family members buried at the cemetery a chance to remember that person. The evening will start with a catered dinner and music by a string quartet from the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra. The cemetery staff will provide rice paper, decorations, candles and platforms for participants to make lanterns. At 7:30 p.m., the lanterns will be pushed out onto the lake. No reservations are needed for the ceremony, but for more information or directions, call the cemetery office at 752-1773.

Prepare for the night

UNION TWP. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods will be hosting itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Preparing for Night event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. This is the only day of the year where visitors can see the park at night. There will be night hikes, games, exhibits (birds of prey, constellations,) crafts and free ice cream from United Dairy Farmers (while supplies last.) Visitors are invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy bluegrass music by The Retread Bluegrass Band. Cost of the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children for non-members and $5 for adult and $1 for children for members. The Cincinnati Nature Center is at 4949 Tealtown Road in Union Township. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit

Kids carnival

UNION TWP. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The 10th Annual Cincy Kids 4 Kids Carnival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Clough Pike and Glen EsteWithamsville Road. Cincy Kids 4 Kids cofounder Missy Bastin said the carnival will be packed with family-oriented games priced at 50 cents each, food, a raffle for a laptop computer and a huge bid-and-buy. All money raised at the carnival goes toward purchasing items off wish lists from places such as Cincinnati Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Medical Center, Shriners Hospital and the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. A portion of the money is saved to buy food and gifts for families during the holi-

days, Bastin said. For more information about the event or the organization, visit www.cincykids or call Bastin at 753-6646.

Taste of Clermont

UNION TWP. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Sixth Annual Taste of Clermont has moved. To give visitors and vendors more space than the village of Batavia allowed, the Taste will take place this year in the parking lot of Eastgate Mall. Events are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 11; from 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 12; and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. Adult admission is $5 for the entire weekend. The list of events and musical entertainment as well as performers with the Colgate Country Showdown (which will be all day Saturday) can be found on the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site,

Sunflower Revolution

MILFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The events surrounding the Sunflower Revolution Ride will be held throughout the weekend of Sept. 12. The weekend will kick-off with Light Up Milford Friday, Sept. 11. During this day, the shops will be open late and there will buskers (street performers) throughout historic downtown. This also will be the first day the city will turn on the twinkle lights along Main Street. The Sunflower Streetfest will be noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Main Street will be closed between Locust and Mill streets from around 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. During the street festival, there will be live music and busker performances as well as booths from vendors and restaurants. The weekend will end with the Sunflower Revolution Ride, which raises awareness of Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease and money for research and patient care. The rides will start at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. For more information, visit

Open house

CINCINNATI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shriners Hospitals for Children Cincinnati is hosting an Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. There are scheduled clown performances, pet therapy demonstrations and a concert by the Syrian Shriners Concert Band. In addition, visitors may tour the patient units, rehabilitation services and other areas of the hospital. At 2:15 p.m., Hanselmann Lodge No. 208 will present a $250,000 donation to the hospital. This event is open to the public. For information, visit

Museum days

The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies Committee is sponsoring Museum Day. Eleven Clermont County Museums will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. The following museums are participating: Loveland Historical Society, Goshen Township Historical Society, Greater Milford Historical Society, Owensville Historical Society, Harmony Hill Association, Clermont County Historical Society, Historic New Richmond, Grants Birthplace, Bethel Historical Society, Monroe Township Historical Society and Chilo Lock 34. For more information contact any of the above organization or go to

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September 9, 2009

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St. Thomas More School kindergarten teacher Susan Arbogast leads her students to their first day of school.


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Students at St. Thomas More recently began their first day of school with morning prayer in the gym, which also included announcements, birthday greetings and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Back to school St. Thomas More School fifth-grade teacher Theresa Rein walks her students to their first day of art class.

St. Thomas More School students recently celebrated their first day back to school.


From left, St. Thomas More students Jonathan Hornback and Emily Hornback unload off the bus for their first day back at school.

St. Thomas More School students, from left, Isaac Landrum, Simon Landrum and Caleb Brown are all smiles on their first day back at school.

St. Thomas More School students recently went back to school. Here, junior high math teacher John Grachek, right, welcomes student Brian Rastani to a new year.

Glen Este’s top three reflect, look forward Shortly after graduation, the valedictorian and salutatorians at Glen Este High took a moment to look back on their years with the West Clermont Local School District and at their futures. Although these students are now freshman again at various colleges, check out what they had to say as the left Glen Este High School.

Valedictorian Name: Megan Wallace Parents’ Names: Brian Wallace and Connie Wallace Grade Point Average: 4.3 College: University of Illinois Major: Civil engineering with a minor in dance Scholarships : University Achievement Scholarship and the Glenn E. Hodges Civil Engineering Assistance Grant from the University of Illinois, Trustees Scholarship from Purdue University, Catapult Scholarship from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and partial dance scholarships to Coker College, Long Island University, Florida School of the Arts, and Virginia Intermont College Last book read: “The Bell Jar” by Sylvia Plath Quirkiest study habits : “I always sat in front of my locker for last minute review before the bell rang.” Favorite school lunch: “The Thanksgiving lunch or when we had rice as a side item.” Favorite teacher: “I feel blessed to have had all of my high school teachers, but I grew closest to Mrs. Anne Erwin and Mr. Brian Parsons.” Greatest inspiration: “My parents have always inspired me to

options for classes, especially for advanced classes.”

Valedictorian Megan Wallace

Co-Salutatorian Anna Brandt

Co-Salutatorian Alex Woll

work hard because of their own hard work to give me every opportunity to be successful in whatever aspiration I’ve had.” Where will you be in 10 years? “I will hopefully have a secure job in the engineering field.” Most vivid high school memory: “Senior night of Evening of Dance VII or finally finishing my last AP exam.” High school turning point : “The first half of my senior year I realized that I shouldn’t focus on high school drama and put more energy into my classes and the people that really mattered.” Most compelling issue facing students in your class: “We have to figure out how to pay for college or enter the work force in these tough economic times.” If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? “I wish that we were able to take any class offered in the school without protest while keeping the electives we gained when we switched to small schools.”

Co-Salutatorian Name: Anna Brandt Parents’ Names: Jane and Paul Brandt Grade Point Average: 4.25 College: The Ohio State University Major : Planning to double major in mathematics and computer science with a minor in Spanish Scholarships: Greater Cincinnati Electrical Association Scholarship, Bardes Scholarship from Ilsco Corp., the Provost Scholarship from The Ohio State University Last book read: “Flyboys” by James Bradley Quirkiest study habits: “My friends and I would quickly review everything off the top of our heads right before a test.” Favorite school lunch: Chicken chunks Favorite teacher: “I will never forget the inspiration that each teacher I had has given me. The teachers that have encouraged me the most would be Mr. Jeffrey Riel and Mr. Brian Parsons.”

Greatest inspiration : “My friends, family and teachers have always supported me and encouraged me. I can’t pick just one.” Where will you be in 10 years? “I will have a job at a computer company, specializing in math, which will allow me to travel all over the world and use my education in Spanish.” Most vivid high school memory: “Being announced president of choir at the end of junior year.” High school turning point : “The middle of senior year, when I realized the different paths people had started onto, and picked my own.” Most compelling issue facing students in your class: “Inability to afford going to college.” If you could change the world in one way, what would it be? “Recently, the problems with world hunger have become more and more visible to me. I’d definitely want to end world hunger if I could change the world.” If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? “I would want to have more

Co-Salutatorian Name: Alexander Woll Parents’ Names: Kenneth and Lori Woll Grade Point Average: 4.25 College: The Ohio State University Major: Chemical engineering Scholarships : Ohio State Trustees, Glen Este Athletic Boosters, American Legion Post 72 Greg Stroble Memorial, Glen Este Youth Basketball, Ohio State Grant, U.C. Cincinnatus, U.C. Engineering. Last book read : “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison Quirkiest study habits: “Ear plugs. I have to have complete silence.” Favorite school lunch: “I pack.” Favorite teacher: Mr. Willison Greatest inspiration: Tony Stark and Ironman Where will you be in 10 years? “Not here.” Most vivid high school memory: “Spring Break 2009 in Panama City, Fla.” High school turning point : “Senior year (AP classes.)” Most compelling issue facing students in your class: “The economy.” If you could change the world in one way, what would it be? “Privatize Social Security, get rid of affirmative action legislation because it’s outdated and get rid of No Child Left Behind because it’s ineffective. Mostly just take a step back from liberal nitpicking.” If you could change your high school in one way, what would it be? “Get rid of small schools.”


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September 9, 2009

Remembering Dr. Bauer


Participants in the Sept. 3 memorial celebration for Dr. Raymond Bauer wrote messages on luminary bags that were placed around the track at the Milford High School stadium.

Milford High School sophomores Quinn Cartheuser and Naomi Ritchey light luminaria in honor of Dr. Ray Bauer.


Community celebrates Bauer’s life By Mary Dannemiller

Students, co-workers, friends and family filled the Milford High School football stadium Thursday, Sept. 3, to celebrate the life of principal Dr. Ray Bauer. Bauer died suddenly after exercising Saturday, Aug. 29. “This kind of outpouring is overwhelming,” said Bauer’s wife, JoEtta. “The kids are just giving back all the caring and love he gave them and it’s just so amazing. We’ve been looking forward to being with his


A simple message on a luminary at the Milford High School football field.

Milford family all week.” Representatives from

Miami Township, the city of Milford and the Ohio Board of Education also were there honoring Bauer. “I looked at him as a brother, not a professional so I didn’t realize, and I don’t think he realized it either, the number of lives he touched,” said Jim Bauer, the principal’s brother. Bauer’s sister, Gail Parker, said she hoped his legacy – and famous hugs – lived through the school’s students for years to come. “I hope they remember to take the time to hug somebody every day,” she said.


Dr. Ray Bauer’s son Rob, daughter Brittany, student council co-president Ty Webb and his Bauer’s wife JoEtta lead the audience in a silent lap around the track.



Student council co-president Ty Webb hugs Dr. Ray Bauer’s daughter, Brittany.

Students created a heart made of luminaria at the celebration.


Milford High School sophomore Julia Prus writes a message to Dr. Ray Bauer on a banner at the stadium.


Members of student council comfort each other as Milford graduate Will Liston sings “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Members of Dr. Ray Bauer’s family listen as student council co-president Ellen Pittman speaks about the beloved principal.


This week in volleyball

• New Richmond High School girls defeated Deer Park High School 25-27, 2515, 25-17, Aug. 29. New Richmond advances to 1-0 with the win. • Glen Este High School girls beat Princeton High School 25-19, 25-10, 25-16, Aug. 29. • Batavia High School defeated White Oak 25-16, 25-21, 17-25, 18-25, 15-13, Aug. 31. • Glen Este defeated Norwood High School 25-22, 1425, 25-15, 23-25, 15-10, Sept. 1.

This week in cross country

Glen Este High School girls’ cross country runner Michelle Thomas secured first place Aug. 29 at the Brian Plasman Fairfield Invitational with a time of 18:56. Glen Este placed 12th as a team at the meet.

This week in golf

• Batavia High School men’s golfer Brown shot 1 over par 37 on the front nine at Elks Run, Aug. 31, against Mariemont. • Mariemont beat Batavia by just two points at 181-183. Batavia fallst to 3-1 with the loss. • Batavia High School girls defeated Clermont Northeastern High School 181-200, Sept. 2. Batavia advances to 11-7 with the win.

This week in soccer

• Batavia High School boys shut out Georgetown High School 10-0, Sept. 1. Batavia advances to 2-0-1 with the win. Matt Walker scored four goals, Will Walker scored three goals. Hargis scored two goals and Smith scored a goal. Batavia’s O’Brien made two saces. • New Richmond High School boys defeated Clermont Northeastern 1-0, Sept. 1. New Richmond advances to 21 with the win. Gregory scored the single goal. Ware was New Richmond’s goalkeeper. • Batavia girls defeated Georgetown 7-0, Sept. 1. Batavia girls advance to 2-0 with the win. Harris, Fisler and Eddelmon each scored two goals for Batavia. Paul-Prindle scored one for Batavia.

This week in tennis

• Amelia High School girls defeated Wilmington High School 3-2, Sept. 1. In singles, Amelia’s Chamberlain defeated Ray 6-4, 1-6, 6-4; in doubles, Amelia’s Lindsley and Amato defeated Hayslip and Henry 6-3, 6-2; and Houston and Buten defeated Vance and Roberts 63, 7-5. • Batavia High School girls defeated Felicity High School 4-1, Sept. 1. Batavia’s Turner defeated White 6-0, 6-0; Wallace defeated Sturgis 7-5, 6-3; in doubles, Simmons and Bare defeated Carter and Cumby 7-5, 6-1 and White and Gerrard defeated Turner and Catman 6-1, 6-3.

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Vincent, Glen Este bounce back big By Ben Walpole

Good defensive backs need speed. They need strength. Some intelligence doesn’t hurt either. But the most important attribute? A short memory. Ask Jake Vincent. The Glen Este High School senior DB was burned for the game-tying touchdown pass late in the Trojans’ week-one game against Sycamore, which the Aviators eventually won in overtime. Vincent didn’t let the miscue linger, though, into Friday night’s game at Lakota East. He made the game-saving interception in the final minute to preserve a 19-14 Glen Este victory. “I felt so good for him,” Glen Este head coach Zack Taylor said. “I saw him in the weight room (Saturday morning) and asked him, ‘You sleep better last night?’ He said ‘Way better than last week.’ “We never laid on the blame on him, but I’m sure he blamed himself. You know how that goes. There were a bunch of plays on that (game-tying Sycamore) drive. His wasn’t the only one. “But any time the defensive back makes a mistake everyone in the stadium knows it.” Friday night, everyone in the stadium knew Vincent was the hero. Glen Este led by five, but East was driving deep in Trojan territory. With 20 seconds remaining, Vincent ended the drama with an interception in the end zone. “You’re sitting there thinking deja vu,” Taylor said. “This week kids stepped up and made plays.” Colin Pittman rushed for two touchdowns in the second half to lead the Trojans back from a 7-6 halftime deficit. Taylor also praised outside linebackers Dan Shepherd and Matt Jones, as well as defensive tackle Josh Bowman as key performers for a defense that held the Thunderhawks in check most of the night until the fourth quarter. It wasn’t just Vincent employing a short memory, either. Taylor said the entire team returned to practice last week after the heartbreaking Sycamore loss with a positive attitude. “Our kids didn’t seem to harp on it,” Taylor said. “We had a good bounce to our


Freshman Gabe Archer of Batavia receives a kickoff.


Tyler Luginbuhl of Batavia saves a would-be touchdown by taking down Kameron Wilson.


Bethel-Tate 39, Batavia 6


Junior Garrett Lang of Bethel makes a great open field tackle on Cody Geer of Batavia. step. “You gotta look at those games as what they are. You lost a tight game you probably should’ve won. But you can’t take it into next week.” The win marked the fourth in five years for the Trojans against Lakota East. “If you would’ve told me that we’d beat a (Greater Miami Conference) team four times, when I got here 10 years ago, I would’ve laughed at you,” Taylor said. “It’s just a testament to the kids and their hard work and the program.” The Trojans play another

GMC team this week when they host Princeton, Sept. 11.

Batavia allowed a touchdown return on the opening kickoff and never recovered. The Tigers used a potent rushing attack to build a 260 halftime lead. Bethel finished with 489 rushing yards, led by junior Bryan Meyers’ 170 yards and three touchdowns. Batavia senior running back Cody Geer rushed 25 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, providing the Bulldogs’ only points. Batavia (0-2) looks for its first win of the season, Sept. 11, when it hosts New Miami (0-2).

New Richmond 31, Northwest 42, Amelia 7 Mariemont 7 Amelia trailed 35-0 at

halftime and simply couldn’t stop Northwest senior Preston Brown. The UC-recruit ran 13 times for 249 yards and had rushing touchdowns of 31, 41, 84 and 61 yards. He also hauled in a 15-yard touchdown catch. Amelia’s lone score came in the third quarter on a one-yard dive by junior quarterback Tanner Owens. Amelia hosts Milford Sept. 11.

The Lions clinched the win with two fourth-quarter touchdowns – one a Garrett Myers run, the other a Myers TD pass. The junior quarterback rushed for 104 yards and two scores on the night, and added two touchdown passes to Brian Mazzaro. The New Richmond defense allowed only 60 yards. The Lions (2-0) have outscored their opponents

Rocket QB Matt Staubach heads for the end zone in the game against Turpin Sept. 4 at Spartan Stadium. Turpin defeated McNicholas 30-14 in front of a standing-room only crowd. 92-21 this season. They open league play Friday, Sept. 11, at BethelTate (1-1).

East Clinton 34, Williamsburg 7

East Clinton took a 20-0 halftime lead en route to the victory. Williamsburg struggled to stop Astros sophomore running back Austin Miller, who finished with 165 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 rushes. The Wildcats host Clark Montessori, Sept. 11.

Turpin 30, McNicholas 14

McNick (1-1) will look to rebound from a loss against Turpin with a tough showdown against Loveland (02) Sept. 11. The Rockets will look to quarterback Matt Staubach, who had four rushing touchdowns in week one against Indian Hill and fullback Pat Fitzgerald to lead the ground attack against Loveland. Staff reporters Tony Meale and Mark Chalifoux contributed to this story.

Brown swings into city’s top 10 Batavia golfer is No. 3 in Division II

UC Clermont opens with win

On Aug. 25, UC Clermont’s volleyball team defeated Southern State Community College 25-13, 15-11, 25-16. UC Clermont advances to 1-0 with the win. This volleyball match marked the first ever athletic contest in the new Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC). Junior Jaci Stewart led all hitters with 9 kills. Senior Kelley Koons added 5 kills and 5 blocks. Sophomore setter Lauren Bradford registered 14 assists to go with her 3 kills.

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September 9, 2009

By Anthony Amorini


Batavia junior Eric Brown, seen here taking a swing at the 2008 Division II Sectional Championships as a sophomore, aims to make his first appearance at the state championships this fall.

The boys golf season is young but Batavia junior Eric Brown is already near the top of Cincinnati’s standings. Brown’s average of 38 strokes every nine holes is currently No. 3 in Cincinnati’s Division II honor roll behind Fenwick’s Alex Nikias (No. 1 at 36.40) and Wyoming’s Joseph Dulemba

(No. 2 at 36.50). Including both Division I and II golfers, Brown is ranked No. 10 overall in Cincinnati. At the close of the 2008 season, Brown finished as the runner-up for Cincinnati’s Division II-III Player of the Year award. During both his freshman and sophomore seasons, Brown was named the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division Player of the Year. “(Brown) broke his leg (five months ago) playing baseball so he’s still recov-

ering from that, but he looks good,” Batavia second-year head coach Randy Jones said. “He handles pressure well and he knows what he is doing out there.” Advancing to districts as both a freshman and sophomore, Brown missed out on qualifying to state by a single heartbreaking stroke on both occasions. This year, Jones hopes to see Brown and Batavia senior Caleb Santel make deep runs in the postseason, the coach said. Close on Brown’s heels, Santel is averaging 39

strokes every nine holes. “Caleb and Eric have a good chance to advance to districts and maybe state,” Jones said. Blanchester won the SBC National Division title over Batavia in 2008 though Jones is hoping for a different result in 2009. “I think we have a good chance to win league if we play well,” Jones said. Alongside Brown and Santel, returning juniors Cain Gibson and Jared Craig and new addition Brian Hawk, a sophomore, aim to lift Batavia to a conference title.


Community Journal

Sports & recreation

September 9, 2009

New Richmond’s Duncan in minors A-Advanced Lancaster (Calif.) Jethawks of the California League to start the 2009 season. “It was great to get the start in Lancaster, but it was much different living on the West Coast. There was a three-hour time swing, and I couldn’t talk to my family. I learned to live for six months on a couple duffel bags,” said Duncan. Attributing his struggles to a lack of aggressiveness toward hitters, Duncan posted an 0-9 record with an earned run average of 8.51 in 11 appearances. The Astros sent him back to Tri-City for a confidence boost. After performing well in Tri-City (0-1, three starts, more than 20 innings pitched, three walks and 17 strikeouts) Duncan earned his chance to start back up the ladder with a move to Class A Lexington. The adjustments between assignments involved more than baseball. For Duncan, it was a move from one coast to another, then back, and then to Kentucky. “Your only friends for these six months are your fellow players who are going through the same thing,” said Duncan, who earned 12 letters in base-


New Richmond native David Duncan pursues a baseball dream with the Lexington Legends. ball, basketball and golf at New Richmond High School. “Somebody once told me that you do what you’ve got to do so you can do what you want to do.”

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On his first day in Lexington, July 9, Duncan was slated to start for the Legends. He had known about the assignment for three days, but was still uncertain of what he would face from the Savannah (Ga.) Sand Gnats. “It was tough, but not overly tough. Like in Cali-

fornia, I was not aggressive enough, and that led to the bad performance. You pitch to what you see, so the hitter normally tells you what to throw next.” Though he was a fortunate winner when the Legends beat Savannah 9-5, Duncan was far from his best, giving up nine hits and five runs, all earned, in five

innings. He settled down in his next three starts, pitching a total of 20 innings, striking out 20 batters and walking only two while allowing five earned runs. He says he feels more comfortable being settled with one team. The proximity to his hometown also helps.

BRIEFLY Matt Walker commits

Batavia High School’s Matt Walker, committed to play Division I soccer at Xavier University during the 2010-2011 season. Matt is a senior captain at Batavia High School. His resume includes being named a member of the Region II ODP team and was selected to play in Florida’s Disney Cup and internationally in Argentina. Matt has been a member of Ohio South’s Olympic Development team for five seasons. Recently, Matt has been named as a full time player for the U18 Columbus CREW Development Academy. Additional honors include: • 2008, 2009 varsity captain for Batavia High School • 2007 and 2008 selected

by SBAAC Coaches for first-team All League. • 2007 league player of the year. • 2007 Matt Walker and 2008 selected by SWOSCCA first-team All Southwest (highest ranked division 2 non-senior in voting). • Academic All Southwest - recognized for GPA of Above 3.7. • 2007 and 2008 SBAAC Scholar Athlete- recognized for GPA of Above 3.5. • 2007-2008 selected by teammates as Most Valuable Offensive Player. • For Batavia High School, Matt has scored 44 goals in 2 seasons and is currently six goals shy of the school record.

Will Walker commits

Batavia High School’s Will Walker, committed to play Division I soccer at Northern Illinois University during the 2010-2011 season. Will is a senior cap- Will Walker tain at Batavia High School. His

resume includes being named a member of the Region II ODP team. Will has been a member of Ohio South’s Olympic Development team for five seasons. Recently, Will has been named as a full time player for the U18 Columbus CREW Development Academy. Additional honors include: • 2007 and 2008 varsity captain for Batavia High School. • 2007 selected by teammates as Most Valuable Defensive Player. • 2008 selected by teammates as Most Valuable Player • 2007 and 2008 selected by SBAAC Coaches for firstteam All League. • 2007 and 2008 Academic All Southwest-recognized for GPA of above 3.7. • 2007 and 2008 SBAAC Scholar Athlete- recognized for GPA of above 3.5. • 2008 SBAAC league player of the year. • 2008 selected by SWOSCCA to first-team All Southwest Ohio. • At Batavia, Will has scored 27 goals and had 19 assists in two seasons.


The Kings Soccer Academy recently merged with the Cardinals soccer club in Amelia.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Midland Seminoles 13U baseball team is conducting tryouts for its 2010 team from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 and from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Midland. Players can’t turn 14 before May 1, 2010.

Call Coach Mike Niehaus at 9430354.

Cheerleading spirit night

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Athletes get to play the game they love for a living and make a killer paycheck to finance everything they want and need. Much less recognized is the enormous commitment to working and traveling. Especially Duncan at the minorleague level, the job is tough due to the pressures that go along with constantly being on the move and a lack of personal time. New Richmond’s David Duncan, now with the Lexington Legends of the South Atlantic League, knows the story. A former New Richmond High and Georgia Tech baseball star, Duncan was chosen by the Houston Astros in the fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft and signed for $185,000. He spent his first summer as a professional pitching for the Tri-City (N.Y.) ValleyCats of the short season New YorkPenn League. After a successful stint with the ValleyCats, the Astros sent him past the next higher classification, Class A, and on to the Class

VIEWPOINTS The article by Rich Jordan was pretty funny. He lambastes Sen. Voinovich and Rep. Schmidt for not conducting public meetings to discuss legislative matters with constituents. He suggests Schmidt will vote as directed by John Boehner. Jordan must think readers recently arrived from a galaxy far, far away. The folks on the town hall circuit seem to be mostly Democrats following party orders to spread the glad tidings of Obamacare. They are trying, unsuccessfully, to explain legislation that exists only in the minds of the Congressional Democratic leadership. Even the president does not have a handle on what




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this gargantuan legislation will be. So how are the Democratic foot soldiers going to explain what is and is not in a bill that does not exist? I think Schmidt and Voinovich wisely opted to forgo the political theater which has been embraced by desperate-looking Democrats. Letters, phone calls and e-mails work just fine. And, do you expect us to believe Mr. Driehaus has not been told by Nancy Pelosi how to vote? Jordan joined the shrill chorus of nervous Democrats singing the party song. Only problem is the tune is flat and the words ... well there really aren’t any. Edward Colbert St. Andrews Circle Milford

Growth of government in Ohio disappointing While many here in Ohio were enjoying pleasant temperatures, I was experiencing historic Texas weather – 60 plus days of temperatures over 100 degrees. I don’t care what anyone says, 103 degrees in the shade is still 103 degrees. My wife and I had decided to travel to San Antonio to spend a week visiting my daughter’s family. OK, mostly we went to visit the 19-month-old granddaughter. Most of that time the temperature was into triple digits. While in San Antonio, we drove past several shopping malls that seemed to be quite busy. After a while I had to ask my son-inlaw what was going on? I knew that many of the southern states were not having as tough a time economically as we are, but still it looked unusually busy. He informed me that this was one of two weekends a year that Texas has a moratorium on sales tax for many back-to-school items. Brilliant, give the people a reason to come out of their closets (no pun intended) to spend. Now I realize that there are studies that seem to show these moratoriums are somewhat dubious in success, but helping spur the economy has to be better than not doing anything at all. While experiencing an economic downturn like every other state, Texas unemployment is at 7.5 percent while Ohio’s is now at 11.4 percent – the national average being 9.5 percent. Why write so much about the Texas economy? Let’s look at what Texas does different. Texas has no state income tax. Texas has no estate tax. They do have a little higher sales tax than Ohio that on average is about 8 1/4 percent versus Ohio’s 7 percent. And there you have it. Let the people keep their money that they have earned and let them decide how to spend it. The worst thing a government can do during a depressed economy is raise taxes on the people and use it to expand the size and scope of government. While there does not seem much on the regular TV news channels about it, make no mistake, there is a lot of commotion going on regarding popular unrest with how large and out of touch government is with the people. There is a good case to be made that government power has certainly increased and growing out of control. State spending has increased when it could have (and should have) been reduced. If families have to tighten their belts due to personal budget restraints, government should do no less. I have written lately in several




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columns how disappointed I was that the state legislature did not strike on the opportunity with the state budget to respond to the Joe Uecker e c o n o m i c with Community tragedy drastically Press Guest reduced spendColumnist ing to allow citizens to keep more of their money so they could use it as they deem fit. It is not too late to recognize the folly and make budget corrections. I will keep reminding them as I fight to limit and reduce the size of government. On a separate note, keep in mind some special days. Grandparents day (my newest favorite) is the Sept. 13. Try to remember those special people who go out of their way for you – just because. An often overlooked day is Sept. 14, Ohio Red Carnation Day. Feb. 3, 1904, the Ohio General Assembly enacted legislation making the Scarlet Carnation the state flower. This was done specifically to honor William McKinley, Ohio Governor and U.S. President, who died Sept. 14, 1901. McKinley regularly wore this type of flower on his lapel. It is said he had just removed his flower and pinned it on a little girl moments before he was assassinated. Lastly and most sadly, a great friend of the community, Dr. Ray Bauer, the Milford High School principal, died a few nights ago. Ray was truly dedicated to his students and to education. At a recent meeting with community and business leaders (after-hours and on his own time as usual) Ray pulled me aside and spoke to me about some of his concerns with the new budget and how it might affect his students. After some serious talk, he spoke of some lighter topics and we shared a laugh. That’s a memory I’m going to hang on to for a long time. If you have any thoughts on the matter that you would like to share, please feel free to call or send me an e-mail with your comments to Joe Uecker is the State Representative for Ohio’s 66th House District representing the Townships of Batavia, Goshen, Miami, and Union as well as the Villages of Amelia and Batavia and the Cities of Loveland and Milford. Joe can be reached at his State Office in Columbus at (614)466-8134 or locally at 532-0912 or e-mail a response to:



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Dr. Ray Bauer will be missed by many Working with Milford High School Principal Dr. Ray Bauer was like working with a good friend – on a cause you knew was very important to him. That intensity is what made the effort very important to the people he asked to work with him. He listened. Not just to the kids, but to everyone. I was at a task force meeting late last year and heard wonderful, creative ideas on how to help kids make better decisions, especially about drugs and alcohol. My face must have told the story of a concern I was wrestling with. I could see him watching me and eventually he asked me to share my thoughts. I was concerned that students would feel the task force was just a way to do another “big drug bust.” One of the students at the meeting confirmed my fear, saying the students had talked about it. After the meeting, he thanked me for bringing the topic up and said it was an issue that did need to be addressed. He gave me one of his famous hugs. Immediately, Dr. Bauer set about correcting that perception. He wanted kids to learn how to make better decisions. He did not want to do a drug bust. For years, I’ve heard stories about how Dr. Bauer would greet every kid at school and give them a hug. I always compared him to my dad, who even today will remember a kid he had at Milford Main Middle School. He retired in

1992. Both remember so many names, and if they couldn’t remember the name they remembered the face, like the student Theresa L. who wrote on Herron Facebook about Editor's Dr. Bauer being friend of his Notebook aband. Bryce C. Hogland said Dr. Bauer “attended every Out of Exile concert he could. He could never remember my name, but he knew my music very well, and that was the greatest thing a principal could have ever done for me. We loved that man and he loved Out of Exile as a band, students and friends. I will miss him very much!” Very simply, Dana Sanchez wrote: “The most amazing man in every Milford student’s life. He will live through those walls forever.” For comments on the Facebook group created for Dr. Bauer, go to At the student-organized celebration of Bauer’s life Thursday, Sept. 3, students from every clique joined together to light luminaria and share stories about the beloved principal. Some spoke about how Bauer could talk for hours, others of his quiet support for their after-school endeavors. Each and every one of them

said they were impacted by Bauer in a way that was life-changing. Members of student council joined hands and cried silently while at other points in the ceremony, JoEtta Bauer, Ray’s wife, and student council co-president Ty Webb traded jokes. The evening ended with the walking silent laps around the tracks, symbolic to the extra mile Bauer pushed them to go. “I encourage you to go more than one lap,” Webb said. “Go for two, push yourself as Dr. Bauer did.” My father taught me that education is more than what can be found in books. It’s about learning how to communicate with people, how to associate with the world around you, how to understand it and work within it to make it better. Dr. Ray Bauer was another person who believed the same thing and worked daily to make things better, especially for young people in and out of the classroom. It’s sad so many current Milford students will not be able to experience his dedication to students and education. We will miss Dr. Bauer. Theresa L. Herron is the editor of the Milford-Miami Advertiser, Community Journal Clermont, Community Journal North and the Bethel Journal. She can be reached at 248-7128 or Milford schools reporter Mary Dannemiller contributed to this column. She can be reached at mdannemiller@

Reform needed, but not like this Does not Mr. Rich Jordan, in his column published Sept. 2, know that Mr. Driehaus only allowed ticketed people into his town hall meeting and that he refused an invitation to the “taxed enough already” get together Labor Day weekend? And I doubt anyone at Mr. Driehaus’ meeting were conservatives or Republican registered voters, since the tickets were distributed by the Democratic party. And his question to Jean Schmidt as to whether she’s afraid of constituents because of the health care discussion? I think Jean Schmidt has seen the reaction of the majority of citizens all around this country, including right here in the Cincinnati area, that show most common citizens are against the proposals of the Democratically controlled House of Representatives. Some polls show 68 percent against the proposal. Is Mr. Jordan just sorry he can’t go to a town hall meeting of the Republicans and confront them as the common citizens have at numerous Democratic reps’ town halls around the country? The Democrats in the House and Senate have demonized the

opposition to their proposals as uninformed and worse. They are informed and don’t like what they are reading. That’s the reaRobert son they have Dollenmeyer turned out in big to Sr. numbers oppose the Community Democrats at Press Guest town hall meetColumnist ings. The charge that they are organized by conservative/Republican operatives is absurd. The only signs that I have seen at any of these rallies by the opposition are mostly hand-made by the people holding them as opposed to reproduced and handed-out signs of the people, sometimes bused in, by the Democrats trying to convince the opposition this idea is the right way to proceed with healthcare reform. I will not disagree that there needs to be changes made to our health care system, but, the HB 3200 that I have read puts more government into the system than I think anyone wants, except of

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What do you think is the enduring legacy of Ted Kennedy?

“I will always believe that his birth into a privileged family is the only reason for his rise to prominence. “I also believe that the left will try to whitewash and minimize the terrible tragedy he caused to happen at Chappaquiddick, and they will overlook his expulsion from Harvard for cheating, his alcoholism, his wom-

anizing and his support for abortion, saying that ‘He who is without sin should cast the first stone.’ “They did the same thing after President Clinton was impeached, and the Senate acquitted him. “One-hundred years from now, when passions have subsided, I suspect that Ted will be remembered chiefly for causing the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, and for getting away with it. “If he had been a conservative, I suspect he would have been treated differently. B.B.

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course the Democrats proposing it and the president. The statement made by the president that “if you like your doctor, you are going to be able to keep your doctor” is not a true statement and if you read pages 16 and 17 of the HB 3200 you will see that that statement is not true. Hopefully, the people who do not have health insurance will someday soon be able to afford to cover themselves and their families, but, this bill, as written, will penalize the millions who now have coverage’s through either their own or their employers. And the statement that “illegal” aliens in this country will not be covered under this plan also isn’t true, as the Democrats, with unchallenged majorities in both houses of congress, have plans to make those people “legal.” So the folks who are paying taxes will be paying considerably more to support the newly legalized citizens covered under the proposed reform, along with those who choose not to work, that could work if they had more incentive to get off welfare. Robert Dollenmeyer Sr. lives on Red Bud Lane in Milford.

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Gatch award winner does a job she loves By John Seney

“I love what I do,” Sue Radabaugh said of her job as executive director of Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities. Her dedication and enthusiasm for her job is one of the reasons Radabaugh received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award presented Aug. 25 by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. The award recognizes women who live or work in Clermont County whose personal passion, commitment, service and volunteerism have changed the community. Radabaugh, of Milford, was one of nine finalists for the award named for Orpha Gatch, community activist, patron of the arts and education, and a founder of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. She was a suffriagist who worked to give women the right to vote. “I was certainly very, very honored and proud to be a part of the nine women selected,” Radabaugh said. Radabaugh first started


Cyndy Wright of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County welcomes everyone to the annual dinner in honor of Orpha Gatch.


Nancy Arnold, center, was one of the guest speakers. She spoke with Linda Showalter, left, and Tracey Braden before dinner.


WLWT news anchor Sheree Paolello, left, congratulates Yvonne Haight, right, of Milford for being nominated for the Orpha Gatch Award. With them is Yvette Duguay, League of Women Voters of Clermont County president. working at Stepping Stones in the summer of 1965. She has been executive director since 1994. “It is so wonderful to have something in life you have so much passion for,” she said. Stepping Stones runs programs year-round for children and adult with disabilities. In addition to its facility in Indian Hill, Stepping Stones runs Camp Allyn, a resident summer camp in Batavia Township. In 1984, Radabaugh cofounded Cincinnati Riding for the Handicapped now known as Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship, Cincinnati’s first therapeutic riding program. She was board president for 21 years and a certified volunteer instructor. Bobbi Theis, who cofounded Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship with Radabaugh, said Radabaugh had great


Matt Braden and Meg Baughman enjoy the dinner.


Cyndy Wright of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County, left, and U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt congratulate Sue Radabaugh for winning the Orpha Gatch Award Aug. 22. energy and “a wonderful heart.” Theis said Radabaugh is the kind of person who “if she finds out something needs to be done, she gets it done.” Radabaugh is a founding member and chair of the


Marti Kleinfelter, Mia Supe and Linda Pilon, League of Women Voters of Clermont County, welcome guests to the annual Orpha Gatch dinner.

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Disabilities Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, a member and former chair of the Leadership Council of Human Services Executives, and serves on the Regional Autism Advisory Council. She also is a board member of the Linden Grove School. The Gatch award was created and presented by Cathy Gatch of Milford, owner of Milford Pottery. She is the granddaughter of Orpha Gatch. Other nominees: • Lisa Davis of Williamsburg is director of community relations for Clermont County DD. • Julie Graybill of Williamsburg is manager of member services for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. • Yvonne Haight of Milford, former Milford mayor and councilwoman, is a longtime activist for community, youth and veterans programs and served on the Milford Community Fire


Williamsburg Garden Club is hosting the Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road, Williamsburg. The cost is $4 for eight-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch are pots

available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Proceeds to benefit the beautification of Williamsburg Community. Call 724-7824.

Candlelight vigil

The Mental Health Association of Southwest Ohio is hosting a Candlelight Vigil from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Veterans Memorial Park, Glen EsteWithamsville Road in Union Township. It is a vigil to honor and cherish the lives of those


Tracy and Steve Braden wait for dinner to be served.

individuals lost to suicide in Clermont County last year. Call 721-2910, ext.15, or visit

Wild, wild west

Old West Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg Township. Relive days of the Wild West in unique entertainment experience. The event features re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demon-

strations, rides, food and music. Music is by Raison D’Etre from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Kentucky Myle from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is rain or shine. The cost is $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. The festival runs weekends through Oct. 11. Call 866-937-8337.


The village of New Richmond is hosting the New Richmond Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at


Gatch Award nominee Lisa Davis talks with her niece Sarah Nagely, right, before the award winner was announced.


June Izzy Bailey congratulates Regina Herbolt for being nominated for the Gatch award. Department and life squad, the Clermont County Senior Fair Board and the Milford Historical Society. • Regina Herbolt of Batavia works for Union Central Life Insurance and is active in Vietnam Veterans of America, Boy Scouts and the Yellow Ribbon Support

Center. • Connie Hunter of Milford help organize the Greater Milford Arts and Events Council. • Ginny Kaldmo of Amelia, activities director of Clermont Senior Services, is active in church, senior and children’s issues, developing creative programs for all ages. • Nancy Middleton of Goshen Township, president of The Printing Place, is a past president of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County and is active in community projects and programs ranging from zoning to education, Scouts, sports and fire department auxiliary. • Charlotte Schadler of Milford is active in the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and the Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Fund.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Community Journal. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. This week is the Sept. 11, 2001, Memorial Concert featuring the New Richmond High School Band and Troubadours. The event is free. Call 553-4146.

Lose weight

Weight Loss Challenge by Herbalife is hosting a Weight

Loss Challenge from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Mount Carmel. It is a 12-week program, which includes advice on proper nutrition, food choices, exercise, hydration, protein and more. It is open to ages 18 and up. The cost is $35 and registration is required. Call 528-0386.


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Salvation Army Golf Classic, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Shotgun start. Elks Run Golf Club, 2000 Elklick Road. Registration 10:30 a.m. Includes golf, lunch and dinner. Benefits Salvation Army Summer Youth Programs in Greater Cincinnati. $1000 per foursome, $250. Reservations required. Presented by Salvation Army. 762-5643; Batavia Township.


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


Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed 12-1 p.m. Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Route 52, Tour This restored one-story, three-room cottage, which was built in 1817. Furnished with period items. $2.50, $2 seniors, $1.50 ages 6-12, free ages 4 and under and members. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 800-283-8932; Point Pleasant.


Candlelight Vigil, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Glen-Este Withamsville Road. Vigil to honor and cherish the lives of those individuals lost to suicide in Clermont County in the previous year. Presented by Mental Health Association of Southwest Ohio. 7212910, ext.15; Union Township.

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Rent rowboat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Fishing ticket good for 12 hours. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Weight Loss Challenge, noon-1 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Twelve-week program. Includes advice on proper nutrition, food choices, exercise, hydration, protein, etc. Ages 18 and up. $35. Registration required. Presented by Weight Loss Challenge by Herbalife. 528-0386. Mount Carmel.


Martha McCloud, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Fellowship Hall. The life of Mary Todd Lincoln presented by storyteller Martha McCloud. Hear how her life was shaped by her marriage to Abraham, Civil War and the challenges of Widowhood. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Donations accepted. Reservations required. Presented by United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. 474-2615. Anderson Township.

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Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 3950 Round Bottom Road. Plants, deli department, frozen custard, gift boxes, fruit baskets, strawberries, corn and other vegetables. Presented by Village of Newtown. 561-2004. Newtown.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road. $4 for eight-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 724-7824. Williamsburg, Ohio.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, $2 bottles and half-price select appetizers. 576-6789. Loveland.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 3135 Lindale Mount Holly Road. Fresh-picked fruits and vegetables that are harvested several times each day and kept under refrigeration. 797-8344. Mount Holly. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township,, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.


Mela Festival and Taste of India, noon-8 p.m. Dance Competition: Session one, 23:30 p.m. Session two, 4:30-6 p.m. Prize distribution 7 p.m. Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati, 4920 Klatte Road. Indian food, shopping, cultural program and dance competition, rides, games and pony rides. Family friendly. 528-3714. Union Township. Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Raison D’Etre 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Kentucky Myle 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Rain or shine. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. Through Oct. 11. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.



Used Book Fair, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for adults, teens and children. Benefits library programming. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


Moler Raceway Park Racing, 4:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quarter-mile dirt oval track racing. $15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 2

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions Patient Information Session, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road. Patient information sessions regarding surgical and non-surgical weight loss programs. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions. 682-6980; Anderson Township.



Teen Dress Shop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Cafeteria. Teens buy and sell gently used formal dresses, shoes and accessories. Drop off items at 9 a.m. Unclaimed dresses donated to Kenzie’s Closet. Free. 624-0664. Anderson Township.

Making Tracks, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Children and their families can make up to three crafts and learn about the footprints animals leave behind. $2; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


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


Harmony Hill Vineyards ‘Market On The Hill’, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. Unique “All Ohio Proud” market. Local beef, lamb, vegetables, eggs, cheese, artisan breads and wine. 734-3548; Bethel. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.

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Fall Leaf Fun, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Children get to make up to three fall crafts. Family friendly. $2, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275; Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Rabbit Hash String Band 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Dan Varner Band 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.


Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, $2.50, $2 seniors, $1.50 ages 6-12, free ages 4 and under and members. 800-283-8932; Point Pleasant.



Barney comes to the Cincinnati Zoo to perform two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the zoo’s Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney will dance and sing his most popular songs. The shows are free with zoo admission, $13, adults; $9, ages 2-12; 2 and under, free. Donate a new children’s book or pajamas on Sept. 11 for The Great Sprout Tuck-In and receive one free child’s admission with a paid adult admission on Sept. 11. Visit

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


The Village of New Richmond is hosting the New Richmond Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, New Richmond. This week is the Sept. 11 Memorial Concert featuring the New Richmond High School Band and Troubadours. The event is free. Call 553-4146.


Little Miami River Kayak Trip, 11 a.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Begins at Lake Isabella, continues 7.5 miles down river. All equipment provided. Bring lunch. Must complete Quick Start program prior to trip. $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-2345; Symmes Township.


Financial Peace University Preview Class, noon-1 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Church sanctuary. Preview to thirteen week video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth, and give. Course open to community and held Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 23. Free. 484-9314; Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 4


Tax Classes, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Liberty Tax, 637 Ohio Pike. Learning how to prepare taxes. Ages 18 and up. $95. Registration required. 262-4751; Amelia.


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


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 2 p.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 11 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


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


Family Care Fair, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road. Health information, screenings, prizedrawings and more. With Dr. Elizabeth Beiter and Dr. Betsy Drake from Mercy Medical Associates, and Mariemont Family Medicine. Free. Presented by Mercy Health & Wellness. 6241871; Anderson Township.


Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 11 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 528-1744. Union Township. Story Time, 11 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 6


Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike. Hieder Hall. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. $25 for five classes, $6 one class. 379-4900. Withamsville.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown. Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 797-8344. Mount Holly. Farmer’s Market, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Municipal Parking Lot, 6876 Main Street, Presented by Village of Newtown. 561-7697. Village of Newtown.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “The Window” directed by Carlos Sorin of Argentina. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.


Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.


Preschool Story Time in the Park, 1:30 p.m. Butterflies. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132, Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


Girl Scouts Sign Ups, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Withamsville Tobasco Elementary School, 733 Ohio Pike. Ask questions about Girl Scouts, participate in activities and register for Girl Scouts. $12 registration fee. Presented by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. 797-4044. Union Township.

Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5


Business After Hours, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Business networking for current and future Loveland Area Chamber members. Light appetizers and cash bar. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


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


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

PROVIDED Toby Keith, pictured, with guest Trace Adkins, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. For tickets, call 800-7453000 or visit


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Playing hide-and-seek, but not really seeking All humans live in hiding from themselves. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of Albert Camusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; central insights about human nature. We practice what psychology calls repression and denial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thereby remaining unconscious to who we really are. Why hide certain experiences or realities of our life? We fear it would be too difficult or frightening dealing with them. We prefer, as Kierkegaard puts it, to tranquilize ourselves with the trivial. Hiding strong personal elements from ourselves is usually futile. They keep trying to get our attention. They express themselves through symptoms such as anxiety, stomach trouble, insomnia, headaches, irritation or depression. True, some depression comes from chemical imbalances and must be treated with medication. But another kind of depression can be caused by pushing down and away i.e. depressing, unwelcome feelings. One of the strange things about our feelings is, however, that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just bury the unpleasant ones and

keep the pleasant o n e s . Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all i n t e r twined. B u r y anger and we bury Father Lou the potenGuntzelman tial for joy; sexuPerspectives bury ality and we bury spontaneity; bury conflict and we bury peace of mind. Symptoms of hidden and scary feelings tap on the walls of our minds and bodies as if to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lead a full life unless you deal with me and achieve a certain understanding of me as part of your life.â&#x20AC;? Those of us who have been abused or neglected, bruised or wounded by significant others, must come face to face with our pain and the truth about the whole situation. Understanding the truth will help set us free. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult for us, but doing so begins healing and integration. Often, facing what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kept hidden is best accomplished with the

assistance of a competent professional counselor. One example of the hidden being revealed occurred when I was pastor and a young woman made an appointment. During it she denounced her current boyfriend and his interest in sex. She showed me newspaper articles confirming her belief that our culture is too permissive and men are the villains causing it all. She wanted me to write about it and preach about it to my parishioners. It was her growing intensity, her insistence and deepening rage that led me to suspect there was much more to her concerns. After a long period of listening, I asked her gently, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Would you be willing to tell me what happened to you? Did someone hurt you or frighten you?â&#x20AC;? What followed was a profound change in her behavior. She stared into space in silence. Then, with contorted face, an angry snarl in her voice, she whispered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was raped when I was 18, and by damn, no man will ever have that power over

me again!â&#x20AC;? With some relief, she said she had hidden and denied that fact for years. She tried â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and for a while it worked â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to consider that trauma as just a nightmare. She never wondered why she was not able â&#x20AC;&#x153;to find the right guyâ&#x20AC;? with whom to consider marriage. Her repressed fear of sex and anger at men were affecting her life tremendously. From that point on she was willing to confer with a psychologist and work through the brutal disrespect forced on her by her attacker.A healthier life was ahead for her. She proved more courageous than most people are wont to be in facing whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hidden inside. Too many of us fulfill Camusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; claim that most humans live in hiding from themselves. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.



Hay rides around the church grounds are a popular activity at the annual Pig Roast at Clough United Methodist Church.

Annual pig roast Sept. 30 Clough United Methodist Church is inviting the community to attend its pig roast from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, on the church grounds. The church is located at 2010 Wolfangle Road in Anderson Township. Pulled pork dinners will be available for $25 per family or $8 per adult and $6 per child 5-10 years old. Children 4 and younger eat for free. Dinners include pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, potato casserole, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, chips and a beverage. Carry out is available. The church has been holding a fall pig roast for several years. There will be activities for all ages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; corn hole for adults and games and face painting for children. There will be a 25-







cent charge for games. The popular petting zoo and hay rides around the church grounds will be available again this year. The roasting of the pig will begin Saturday and continue throughout the night and next day until the cooking is completed. It takes approximately 20 hours for the pig to be done. All ages are welcome. No reservations are needed. The dinner will be held rain or shine. Money raised by selling dinners will support local and worldwide missions and ministries of the United Methodist church. The Youth Group will also hold a bake sale. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit www.






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September 9, 2009

It’s all a piece of pie this week

I guess I should call this week’s column the “Pie Issue.” I’ve been asked by several Kentucky readers to clone Maysville’s most famous transparent pie made by McGee’s Bakery. And a reader on the northern side of the river has been clamoring for Jimmy Gherardi’s lemon blueberry pie. First, the story about McGee’s. I stopped in their bakery last year and got several items including their transparent pie. The recipe is secret so I can’t tell you how I sleuthed information but will tell you my “anonymous source” said McGee’s uses powdered milk. N o w most transparent pies call for cream or milk so I have no idea Gherardi how true the powdered milk theory is, but it’s plausible for sure when baking in large amounts. The ingredients in this pie are similar

but not exactly l i k e H o o s i e r, chess and vinegar pies. Anyway, I ran Rita into Nick Heikenfeld C l o o n e y year Rita’s kitchen last when we were both on Fox 19’s morning show. Nick said he thought his brother had a recipe similar to McGee’s. Nick and I lost touch so I never did get the recipe in my hot little hands. The recipe I’m sharing is so delicious and almost dead-on McGee’s – and as close as I’m ever going to get to it. Jimmy’s pie, on the other hand, was a cinch to get. He is so generous when it comes to sharing recipes so I’ve got his authentic one to share here.

Transparent pie close to McGee’s

Originally from Martha Jane Zeigler, a Batavia resident and fine baker.

Now this isn’t the prettiest pie – the filling isn’t real high but is so enticingly sweet and good you’ll understand when you take a bite. A thick filling would just be too much. Now if all you have is dark Karo, that should be OK too. I’ve adapted this slightly from her original recipe. 1 pie shell 1 stick butter, room temperature (salted or unsalted is OK) 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup half & half 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon clear Karo syrup Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until mixture is fairly fluffy. Add rest of ingredients and blend well. Don’t worry if it looks curdled. Pour into pie shell. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then turn oven down to 325 degrees and bake for about

40 to 50 minutes more, or until pie has set. Awesome with a dollop of whipped cream.

Chef Jimmy Gherardi’s lemon sour cream blueberry pie

For reader Cathy Grosse who told me she’s tried to duplicate “but have only nearly got it – worth stuffing myself for.” Cathy wanted to wish Jimmy well and thinks, like I do, that Jimmy is a wonderful and caring person. 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄4 cup all purpose flour 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup sour cream 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 egg yolks 1 ⁄3 cup fresh or organic bottled lemon juice Whipped cream Fresh or thawed frozen blueberries or blueberry syrup. Place sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in saucepan.

Whisk. Add sour cream and water. Whisk until smooth. Place on stove top over medium heat and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until melted and well combined. Stir in yolks, Keep stirring until well combined – don’t worry if butter is floating around. Place back on heat and stir constantly until mixture is well combined and thick again. Stir in juice and keep stirring until it becomes thick and starts to hold its shape. Remove from heat and pour into prepared pie crust. Allow to cool completely at room temperature, then place in fridge until cold. Top with as much whipped cream, berries, etc. as you want.

Can you help?

Like P.F. Chang’s lemon sauce for chicken. Dan Romito, producer of Fox 19’s morning show asked me to find this for his mom, who reads my column. This is one of P.F. Chang’s most popular dishes …mmmm.

Congrats to Rob and Sheila

I recently celebrated 10 years of cooking with Rob and Sheila with a special cooking demo on the Fox 19 morning show. Go to my blog at www. to see the link for the video.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake a huge hit

My editor, Lisa Mauch, and her co-workers gave this a two thumbs up. She made this both as cupcakes and in a loaf pan. Like everyone who has made it, Lisa declares this a keeper. This is a good recipe to use those gargantuan zucchini that look like they’re on steroids. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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when the zoo came. This was over 20 years ago and I still remember how exciting it was to watch the zookeeper remove the snake from its cage.” These fond memories are also a big motivator for why Mullen brings her two children Ebin, age 6, and Emma, age 3, to the library to pick out books and DVDs and to also attend some of the special programs. “They love it when a costume character visits the library, and they especially enjoy programs such as puppet shows and Zak Morgan.” They may all have different memories or reasons for visiting the library, but they all agree on one thing, “The library has saved us a lot of money through the years,” Mahaffey said. “We check out a lot of audio books, magazines and DVDs. Also, we use the library’s databases for Auto Repair and Consumer Reports – these things are invaluable to us.” The library truly is invaluable for all the services it provides, but you can’t put a price tag on nostalgia and family memories, “One of my fondest memories involves visiting the library with my three small daughters and getting each one a library card,” Mahaffey said. “I remember how excited they were to have their own cards.” The library has a rich history, but is looking forward to an exciting future filled with current and new library cardholders. Stop by your local Clermont County Library branch and sign up for the smartest card of all. Visit CCPL on the Web at to learn more about National Library Card Signup Month activities.


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September 9, 2009


The fishing was good last week

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The answer to last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clue is the entrance to the Maple Leaf subdivision in Union Township. No one correctly identified the club. Jodie Hayes , Amelia; Gar y McDonald , Amelia; Angie Criswell , Monroe Township and Shirley Sheve, Union Township correctly identified the previous weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clue as Quality Meats and Deli in Amelia.

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Now the tractor has a dry place to stay and when I have time to work on it. I will it done. George get The carbureRooks tor needs Ole cleaned, the and Fisherman points condenser need to be replaced, but all of this will come to pass. Friday evening the Monroe Grange at Nicholsville, met and had a carry-in supper, then had a planning meeting for the year, so every one could have a part in the Grange year. Now on Saturday morning we got to go fishing. This was the fifth time for this yea. With Ruth Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital stay, work here at home, volunteer shopping for a shut in, and now canning and freezing, it has been a busy year. Now back to the fishing. We had a time finding the fish, but finally got some

Good news for senior: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not old people over 65 live in a nursing home at any one time. Another myth is elderpeople are Linda ly destined for Eppler dementia or Community Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Press J o Sh an ms ou ne ,l Guest 18th century Columnist E n g l i s h writer had this to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a wicked indication in most people to suppose an old man decayed in his intellect. If a young man does not recollect where he laid his hat, it is nothing; but if the same inattention is discovered in an old man, people will



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do, need it desperately. These services are critical to their well-being. Even though the economy is touching Clermont Senior Services just as it effecting everyone, we are still here for those who need our help. Despite the high percentage of healthy seniors, we still serve thousands of older adults who need our help in Clermont County. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call us at 724-1255. Linda Eppler is director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.

They had moved to Vanceburg, Kentucky, to be close to her family. The visitation was Sunday evening at the Dickerson funeral home there, so we went over. These kids are special friends to us. The Grange will miss the beautiful smile from this young lady but the Good Lord has another angel. Last Monday I was cleaning the new blackberry bed, and saw a young deer standing close to the bee hives and kept looking back in the woods. Then the mother deer came out. Both deer kept watching me and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move, so after a while I needed to get the berry patch cleaned, I made a jump so the deer ran into the woods. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


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So how old is old? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know for sure. But I do know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s older than me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it always will be. I read a demographic report on older adults a while back which stated the age of 73 is when people consider themselves middle aged. Sound ridiculous? Not so fast. Some biomedical scientists are actually defining middle age as between 50 and 70. In 1910, the average life expectancy in the U.S. was 52. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over 78 years, according to the CIA. (I thought they only looked for spies.) Not only are people living longer, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a lot healthier. Some estimates indicate that Americans age 65 and older average less than 15 days a year in bed because of illness. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less than a lot of teenagers. The indications are that healthy senior citizens truly are healthy. There are many myths about aging. For instance, many people assume seniors will be forced to give up their independence and eventually require institutional care. Statistics simply do not support this. In reality only about 5 percent of

fine crappie and bluegills. We generally catch some catfish, but not this time. Ruth Ann caught a nice looking bass that was 10inches long, and when it was put back in the lake it seemed happy. The cats know when the pontoon comes back there will be fish ribs to eat. So they go to the cleaning station and wait for me, one cat we call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Riochetâ&#x20AC;? ate lots of fish ribs. We have a small black kitten that came here, as did the other two cats. The kitten will go with me to get the morning paper, and wants to be petted but is still afraid. In time it will come around. Things change around our house each day. We got a call that a young lady that belonged to the Adams County Grange had passed away. This lady had four children and her husband, she was 33 years old. She had been fighting cancer for the last seven years and was so strong in her faith.


Howdy folks, Last Wednesday, Ruth Ann and I took our friend out for dinner at Staceys Restaurant at Wilmington. This kid is 97 years young and we have been friends for over 50 years. After the meal we went to a nursing home there in Wilmington, to see his younger brother who is 90 years old and not able to walk due to his legs. I have taken these two fellows fishing for several years, Now, the 97 year old has been fishing with me for all the years we have been friends. When we first met we were both farming, and were neighbors. This friendship has been wonderful. We have a V.A.C. Case tractor that needs some attention, so on Friday we decided to put it in the garage. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run. So that meant a lot of pushing and pulling, with the truck and lawn mower, then with the help of a come-a-long and the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help, we made it.


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Only one time, in the entire bible, is the question asked. “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). In the next verse (Acts 16:31) the question is answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt



September 9, 2009

be saved, and thy house.”

Hell’s Hot Life’s Short Death’s Sure Eternity’s Long and “There Ain’t No Exits In Hell.” NO MAN KNOWS, HOW SOON IT IS TOO LATE “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.” Exodus 20:7 Any way that you use God’s Name, the Lord’s Name, Jesus’ Name, other than in a Holy manner, is taking His Name in vain. For God so loved the worlds, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him Should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Acts 2:21 And Romans 10:13 indicate that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In the next verse, Romans 10:14 it says, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?” Believing precedes calling upon The name of the Lord. Jesus Himself said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” God reaffirms this truth in I Timothy 2:5 saying “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” When someone says “repeat this prayer after me to be saved” it is making people feel like they have to “do” something to be saved, other than believing. If someone is asked to say a prayer to be saved, the person who says the prayer is still on his way to hell, after repeating the prayer, if he hasn’t believed in his heart. Nowhere in the Bible is it found that a person has to pray a prayer to be saved. God does not hear a prayer unless you go to God in the name of Jesus Christ, The Only Mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ is not your Mediator unless he is your Lord and Savior. So according to God, the steps are, first, you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. By believing as Acts 16:31 indicates, you are saved! Acts 16:30,31 is the only time in the Bible where the question is asked, “what must I do to be saved?” God answering through Paul said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. By being saved, Jesus Christ is your Lord, Savior, and Mediator between God and your self. Now you can pray to God, because you have the Mediator, Jesus Christ. I believe that when a person “prays” to God, without being saved, his prayer goes no higher than the ceiling, and God probably says, “Who do you think you are, to think that you can come to Me, without coming to Me in the only possible way that I have set out in My Word? For you come to Me, through My Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the One and Only Mediator between you and Me.” You don’t just pull Jesus Christ out of the air, and say today I want You to get me to God, by my go-between for God! It doesn’t work that way. Jesus Christ is either your Lord and Savior, making Him your Mediator, or, if Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Savior. He is not your Mediator. I believe it is very important to stress that you are saved by believing only. John 3:16, probably the most quoted verse in the Bible, says that, “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Again, this passage clearly prescribes believing, not repeating a prayer. In Jon 3:4, Nicodemus asks Jesus, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into this mother’s womb, and be born?” He was asking this in regard to Jesus’ statement in John 3:3, that a man needs to be born again Jesus’ answer in John 3:5 and following is “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Nowhere does Jesus say, pray to be saved, it is always believe. Years ago, I heard Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse say “I’m deeply offended when I hear a prayer that does not end with the idea that God must be approached only through the Name and the Being of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:13 says “In whom (Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.” Romans 10:9 tells us “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hat raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth (first) unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (next) is made unto salvation.” How many people have gone to hell or are going to hell by putting their trust in the ungodly “pray the sinners prayer” or “repeat this prayer after me”, instead of believing John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Luke 23:39-43 tells us “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us.” But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” In these verses in Luke, we see that a man was saved by believing only. The malefactor did not, and was not instructed by Jesus, to pray, to receive salvation. He said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verify I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” You don’t fool Jesus. Jesus knew that this man believed in Him; that this man believed that this Jesus that he was talking with was the Lord, The Messiah, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Savior, and in believing, the man was saved. Now if you think that you have to pray first; repeat, first, or anything first, before believing, why did Jesus tell him “today thou shalt be with Me in paradise?” OR if there is a need to do for anything to go along with believing believing, why didn’t Jesus tell him what that was? Jesus doesn’t make mistakes! God’s Word is true. You don’t (really you can’t), add to or take away from God’s Word, and it be true. Just leave His Word alone, and do what God said, believe, Psalm 119:89” “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” Revelations 22:18,19” For/testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Take your Bible and check the references that we contained herein—nothing added to and nothing taken away; and when you hear “the plan of salvation” from anyone, get your Bible out and see if it is God speaking or “someone’s” idea. I can’t see “ten steps” to salvation, I can see only one step: believe. The malefactor on the cross had but one step, and he took it. You, I, we all have “one step,” believe. Please take it, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation. All Scripture references are from The King James Version, (Cambridge, Cambridge) 1789.

Clermont Co. donates computers Community Press Staff Report

Three Clermont County school districts are benefiting from the donation of 130 computers by Clermont County government offices. “We really appreciate the donation from Clermont County,” said Cathy Macdonald with the Clermont Educational Service Center (ESC). “Since the state of Ohio stopped providing funding for schools to purchase computers two years ago, our students and teachers have fallen technologically behind. This donation from

the county will enable the schools to upgrade computers in labs and in the classroom.” “The computers, mostly from Clermont Municipal Court, were replaced by newer models needed to meet the demands of the court system,” said Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “We donated the old computers to the ESC; based on requests. The ESC then selected Williamsburg, Felicity-Franklin and Milford schools as recipients for the computers.” Some of the computers

will replace those in schools that are over 10 years old. “Felicity Franklin will use the refurbished computers to update a lab that is currently running on a Windows 95 system,” said Macdonald. “I am pleased that we are able to help the local schools and I would like to congratulate them for their recent successes on the state report card,” said Humphrey. “It’s great to be able to help the teachers and administrators have the tools to help educate our leaders of tomorrow.”


Whitacre reunion

Descendants of Martin and Mary Howard Whitacre gather at the 132nd Whitacre Reunion, Aug. 2, at the Sugar Run family grounds on Roachester-Osceola Road.

Antiques Fundraisers to help auction with scholarships benefits seniors You can spend a fun evening bidding on a wide range of items including a primitive wash stand, Bentwood rocker, child’s desk from an early Milford school, and a limited edition Ruthven print at the annual Art, Antiques, and Collectibles Auction, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at Receptions-Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Boulevard in Union Township. The silent auction and appetizers begins at 5 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., and the live auction kicks off at 8 p.m., just as the frenzied silent auction bidding begins. “The silent auction gets pretty crazy,” said Connie Landock, Clermont Seniors development assistant. “Everyone is trying to outbid each other as the tables close.” “This is a really fun event and a great way to support the many programs offered by Clermont Senior Services,” said Clermont Seniors Development Director Debbie Siegroth. The cost to attend is $40 a person for appetizers, dinner, and the live and silent auctions. Raffle tickets will be sold to win items, such as a 32inch LCD HD television, a three-day vacation at a Lake Cumberland resort, a limited edition signed nature print by artist David Atkins, and several $100 gas cards. You do not have to attend the event to purchase raffle tickets. For more information on the auction, to donate an item, make a reservation, or buy a raffle ticket, call Connie at Clermont Senior Services, 536-4021.

To help raise money for the “Let Us Never Forget Scholarships,” two fundraiser are planned: • Jake Sweeney and the Yellow Ribbon Support Center are hosting a fundraiser for “Let Us Never Forget Scholarships” in memory of fallen heroes Saturday, Sept. 26, at 33 Kemper Road. There will have free coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. There also will be lunch served from noon to 2 p.m. for a small cost. Proceeds go for scholarship given in April 2010 in memory of 55 Local Fallen Heroes. Bootsy Collin’s CD “The Fallen Heroes Memorial” will be on sale. Bring snacks for the troops. Yellow Ribbon Support Center (YRSC) will pack them with letters and send them to the troops. YRSC will be selling T-shirts and

items to raise money for postage. • Fantastic Fundraisers are hosting a Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 10, at Matt Maupin Pavilion inside East Fork State Park. There will be a Pig and Keith Maupin Roast. Enjoy roasting Keith Maupin. For a donation you can say what you want. Cornhole is $5 per game and the winner gets half the pot. There also will be hillbilly golf and games for children. Music is provided by Gemini Productions and Terrie Shearer. Bring seating. Vendors may sell their wares for $25 donation for space. The meal cost $7 in advance, $10 at event. For more information, call Erica at 752-4310, June at 831-1651 or Jackie at 617-8265.

United Way sets 2009 goal Marvin A. Blade, customer relations area manager at Duke Energy, and chair of United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area 2009 campaign, announced a goal of $1,324,022. “We’re working to ensure children are ready to learn when they reach kindergarten and that families have the tools they need to achieve financial stability,” said Blade. “I hope local individuals and businesses will support our efforts to help create lasting change here in Brown and Clermont counties.” “They will be helping youth explore careers and build life skills through Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County, and ensuring older adults live independently through programs at Clermont Senior Services,” he said. The region-wide United Way campaign, chaired by A.G. Lafley, chairman, The

Procter & Gamble Co., kicked off Aug. 26 during the organization’s first ever, Virtual Kickoff. United Way volunteers, donors and agencies participated in the online event, which is still available at United Way works every day to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. Living United means being part of making these longlasting changes a reality in the community. The campaign is a fundraising partnership of United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Area Chapter, American Red Cross. The campaign ends Oct. 30. You can learn more information about the 2009 campaign including what it supports and how you can get involved by visiting


September 9, 2009

Community Journal


4-H Dog Drill Team remains undefeated


The members of the first-place Clermont County 4-H Dog Drill Team are, from left in front: Theresa Ruwe of Felicity, Anna Vandegrift of Bethel, Maria Ruwe of Felicity. In back; Veronica Federle of Goshen and Ricky Vandegrift, Bethel. ence moves to music. Coaches Janet and Elizabeth Vandegrift guided the team

as they created a routine to songs from the musical, “Oklahoma.”

This year’s team had a lot to live up to as Clermont County’s Dog Drill Team has remained undefeated since it began in 2005 with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme. They also created baseball and Star Wars drill teams that won in 2006 and 2008, respectfully. The current members are looking forward to starting the 2010 drill team with tryouts this fall. Contact Janet or Elizabeth at or jzvfodfarms@ for more information about requirements and tryouts.



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Alex Donohoo recently soloed in a single-engine aircraft. This was Donohoo’s first flight as a student pilot without his instructor in the aircraft. Donohoo is studying to obtain his recreational pilot certificate at Sporty’s Academy at Clermont County Airport in Batavia. Donohoo lives in Batavia and began flight training just a few months ago. When Donohoo obtains his recreational pilot certificate, he will be able to carry a passenger and fly as long as weather conditions are favorable. The aircraft that Donohoo has been using for his flight training can carry four people and cruises at nearly 140 miles per hour. For more information about learning to fly, visit or call Sporty’s Academy at 735-9500. Donohoo, right, is congratulated by his instructor Colin O’Rourke immediately following his solo flight.

Tom Justice, owner of Valley Paint and Body in Amelia, has repainted several thousand cars over his 43 years of owning a body shop, but recently, he and his employees painted 176 youth football helmets for the West End Wildcats. The West End Wildcats will no longer be “that team with all of the different colored helmets,” said Coach

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The team from Clough United Methodist Church take a break for lunch while working at the Habitat for Humanity site on Stewart Ave.

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Howard L. Bell, M.D., Mona Saggar, O.D., and Cincinnati Eye Physicians, Inc., are pleased to announce the addition of Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. to our comprehensive ophthalmology practice.

Dr. Bell is a graduate of Anderson High School Class of 1993 and has returned to the area to provide the most up to date and comprehensive medical and surgical care of eye diseases. Dr. Jason Bell received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University, and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School studying retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and received a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Jason Bell has published many original scientific articles in several basic and clinical science journals, and he recently co-authored a book chapter for the leading textbook for corneal, refractive, and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jason Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye, as well as standard ophthalmic primary care and glasses prescriptions for adults and children. He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment surgery. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders. Dr. Jason Bell is also a Volunteer Faculty of Ophthalmology with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and teaches ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery at the VA Medical Center, as well as teaching residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center.

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Shakhan King. “Our players are wearing helmets that have been generously donated from other teams and leagues, but they’re all different colors,” he said. “In a fastpaced game it can get confusing for younger players to see different colors on the field.” Justice and his daughter Jennifer were impressed with King’s commitment to the kids in his program they offered to paint the helmets free of charge. “Sure business is slower than it has been in a while,” said Justice, “but we believe in doing what’s right. The coaches and volunteers give so much of their time for these kids, we felt we could contribute in a small way by offering to paint their helmets for them. Our staff and technicians were more than willing to step up and help.”


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This August the Clermont County 4-H Dog Drill Team placed first at the Ohio State Fair competition. Members of the team include: Veronica Federle with her Shetland sheep dog, Lucy; Maria Ruwe with her German shepherd, Greta; Theresa Ruwe with her German shepherd, Anika; Anna Vandegrift with her pug, Archie; and Ricky Vandegrift with his golden retriever, Polly. A drill team consists of four to nine dog and handler teams that construct a five to seven minute routine synchronizing their obedi-


Community Journal


September 9, 2009

Golf outing raises ‘perfect amount’ By Kellie Geist

Thanks to the 108 golfers who participated in their seventh annual golf outing, Cincy Kids 4 Kids is able to pay for StarShine Hospice’s memorial and purchase a new Vecta Distraction Machine for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. A Vecta Distraction Sta-


We were so touched by their generosity and it was just amazing that our net was almost the perfect amount to buy the distraction station and (pay for) the memorial service.” The outing, which was May 16, grossed about $14,000. Bastin said she was a little worried that the group wouldn’t raise enough money between the economic times and the weather. It rained most of the

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information that interest them. Our interactive features, including live local weather reports, help you plan for a fun trip to Cincinnati Nature Center.” Visit www.CincyNature. org or call 831-1711. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is located at 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150.

Resident wins top aviation award

Rick Mullins of New Richmond has won a Lindy Award at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, the highest award available for airplane construction and restoration. Mullins won the LightSport Aircraft Grand Champion Gold Lindy for his Just Aircraft Highlander (N853RM). The Gold Lindy Award is given to fewer than a dozen aircraft among the more than 2,500 showplanes that are

flown to Oshkosh each year. The only way an airplane builder can obtain the “Oscar” of aviation is to win one of the 11 competitive categories at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Judges base their decision on a variety of technical and appearance standards, down to each piece of equipment and structural design. The Lindy Award was designed by aviation enthusiast Al Kelch, who cast the likeness of Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo across Atlantic Ocean.

Sept. 12, at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park. Bastin said they’ll be looking for donations and volunteers soon for the carnival.

BUSINESS UPDATE Real estate classes

UC Clermont College will offer accelerated real estate pre-license classes in a night class format to prepare students to take the Ohio Real Estate Sales Exam at the campus in Batavia. The evening session of classes is scheduled to meet 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 23-Nov. 16, Monday through Thursday. The four required courses have been developed in consultation with local real estate professionals. As an additional benefit, the courses can offer students up to 12 college credit hours through UC Clermont College at no extra charge. Online enrollment is available at For more information, call the UC Clermont College Business Division at 7325292.

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week and for about 20 minutes during the outing, but the outing was still successful. Bastin wanted to thank their emcee, Fox 19’s Brian Giesenschlag, outing sponsors, and the families who spoke about the importance of the StarShine Hospice memorial and the Vecta Distraction Station. “It was just a great day where everyone came together and made it happen for the kids,” Bastin

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More than 600 runners and walkers recently hit the streets of Northern Kentucky for a 5K that was good for both their hearts and children in the Tristate. They ran Aug. 22 to raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. Betsy Anderson of Amelia brought her entire wedding party to run the race, hours before she got married. Mother of Mercy High School’s volleyball team ran together, Cincinnati Bell, Ashland, Kroger, MSA, X-TEK, Total Quality Logistics of Union Township, Dinsmore & Shohl, Katz Teller Brant & Hild, and Daymon all had teams on the course.


On her wedding day, bride-to-be Betsy Anderson from Amelia (center, with veil) brought the wedding party out to run the 5K race for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Also pictured are the groom, groomsman, bridesmaid, pastor and mother-of-thebride Julie Anderson, also of Amelia. Money raised through the event supports the agency’s ongoing mission to match at-risk kids in the community with positive adult role models who serve as Big Brothers and Big Sis-

ters. For information about how you can help support mentoring that changes lives, call BBBS of Greater Cincinnati at 421-4120 or visit

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Celebrating 207 years In August the First Baptist Church of Amelia celebrated its 207th anniversary. Think of that, just 26 years after the signing of the American Declaration of Independence, this church came into existence. The first service was held Sept. 1, 1802, at Ten Mile Creek. It is the third oldest Baptist church in Ohio, and the second oldest in Clermont County. More than 100 members and friends came to the recent picnic celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time visiting and sharing stories of the past and all the great times spent together as a church family. The members are all very proud of their heritage. The cross on the front of the building, as well as the one suspended over the baptistery, were fashioned

by Ransom Friend, one of the church’s deacons, from trees felled on his own property. The church family appreciates people like Ransom and many others, who were a building block of what this church represents. The church is indebted to many people who have come and gone since 1802 and to those who continue to serve today. They thank God for each one. They will continue to look for creative ways to reach the lost of our community. They invite the community to any of the following weekly services: • Sunday school from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sundays. • Wednesday morning worship from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. • Wednesday night worship from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

September 9, 2009

Community Journal


RELIGION ‘Athenaeum of Ohio

The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program is hosting a day-long workshop, Appreciative Inquiry and Pastoral Planning. “Celebrate What’s Right in Your Parish: Appreciative Inquiry and Effective Pastoral Planning” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the athenaeum. The cost is $45 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Visit or call 2311200 for the registration form. The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting a Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Members of the Clough United Methodist Church Jamaica Mission Team will be washing dogs of all sizes and breeds in the church parking lot. Donations will be accepted for the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Trip. For more information, call 231-4301 or visit The church will be offering Financial Peace University, a 13-week, video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth

and give like never before. This study is open to the community and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 23. A free 25-minute preview class is available at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, or at noon Sunday, Sept. 13. For more information, contact Lindey Kunz at 484-9314 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 231-4301.

Community Church of Nazarene

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

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is hosting an Antique and Classic Car Cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. They will serve a free lunch, give out door prizes and there will be a DJ playing 1950s and 1960s music. The event is rain or shine. For more information, call 753-8223. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Glen Este; 7538223.

Laurel United Methodist

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

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

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

Mount Zion- St. Paul United Church of Christ

The church is hosting the annual Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be a $1 table, top-shelf raffle articles, home-baked goods including pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge, jams, jellies and children’s mystery bags. Lunch is available. The church is at 1562 ClermontvilleLaurel Road, New Richmond; 5534432.

St. Veronica Church

Crafters, it’s not too late to sign up for St. Veronica’s fifth annual Craft Show, which will be held from 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Veronica. Home-based businesses are welcome also. For more information about booth displays, contact Craft Show chairperson Monika Zalewski at 5285401. The church is at 4473 Mount CarmelTobasco Road, Mount Carmel; 528-1622.

True Church of God

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

The Williamsburg United Methodist Women will be serving their famous chicken sandwiches at the Williamsburg Village-Wide Yard Sale starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the church. Other menu items include sloppy joes, hot dogs, homemade pies and beverages. Rain moves event inside. The church is at 330 Gay St., Williamsburg; 724-6305.

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

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FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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




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

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

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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

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






5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

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


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

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

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400


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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

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

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


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

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

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


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

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

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

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


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

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

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

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

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

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

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)


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

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


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



AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor


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

vineyard eastgate community church

Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Church of the Good Samaritan 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Rd Sunday 9:30am...Adult Christian Formation 10:30am...Holy Eucharist Handicapped Accessible Phone: 513-753-4115

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

Trinity United Methodist

Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Nursery care provided

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

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

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United Methodist Church

Welcomes Y You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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


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


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

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


Community Journal


September 9, 2009

Patrol offers school bus safety tips Legal Notice Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals Applicant: Larry Drake Case: C-5 2009 The Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. at the Pierce Township Hall, 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the application of Larry Drake who is requesting a variance for the size of a detached garage. Mr. Drake is asking for approval for a 546 sq ft carport that he built on the back of his garage. Mr. Drake was not aware that he needed a permit for addition. The existing structure that the carport is attached to is 700 sq ft. The maximum allowed size for an accessory building on a parcel of less than one acre is 864 sq. ft. The total size of the accessory structure is 1246 sq ft. The parcel where the business is located is 3596 Merwin Ten Mile Road on parcel 28-28-13A118 as shown on Clermont County Tax Maps. All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing. Bob Sander Chairperson 9704

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motion. If a school bus is stopped on a road divided into four or more lanes, only traffic driving in the same direction as the bus must stop. Motorists can do their part by starting to think about school bus safety the moment the car is started. When backing out of a garage or driveway, watch for children walking to the school bus. Many times children who are walking or riding their bicycles are paying more attention to getting to school and less attention to their personal safety. Although drivers of all vehicles are required to stop for a school bus when it is stopped to load or unload passengers, children should not rely on them to do so. The following school bus safety tips from the National Safety Council are intended for parents to teach their children.

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Legal Notice Public Hearing City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals Date & Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio The City of Milford Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following application: VAR 09-03 Detached Garage Addition, 65 Mound Avenue. An application submitted by Sam and Tammy Pschesang requesting a variance from Section 1181.08E Accessory Use Standards for the property located at 65 Mound Avenue, Milford, OH. The property is zoned R-3 Single Family Residential District. The application and accompanying documents may be viewed at City Hall-745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio-from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at 248-5093. 100150295

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• When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing or other behavior that can lead to carelessness. Do not stray onto streets, alleys or private property. • Line up away from the street or road as the school bus approaches. • Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before stepping onto the

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LEGAL NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS The Wayne Township Board of Trustees (Clermont County) is accepting sealed bids for the furnishing of all labor and materials needed to construct Wayne Township 2009 Road Resurfacing Program, in accordance with the Ohio Department of Transportation Construction and Material Specifications and Ohio Manuel of Uniform Traffic Control. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: BID: Wayne Township 2009 Road Resurfacing Program, and received at Wayne Township Hall, 6320 St Rt 133 Goshen, Ohio 45122 no later than 2:00 p.m. Local time on Thursday September 17, 2W9 after which all bids shall be opened publically. Instructions to Bidders, Specifications, and bid Documents detailing the terms and conditions of the proposed improvement may be obtained by the interested Bidders from Wayne Township, 6320 St Rt 133 Goshen, Ohio 45122 between the hours of 9:00 a.m, and 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays please call the office at 513625-8124, The Wayne Township Trustees reserves the right to waive any informalities, reject any or all bids and to hold such bids for a period of sixty (60) clays before taking any action thereon, and to award a contract to the lowest and best bidders. Bids will opened at a special meeting on September 17, 2009 6:30 p.m. WAYNE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO Paul Ritchey, Don Wilson, Dennis Elchilinger 100148971

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Getting off the school bus:

• If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk at least 10 feet ahead of the bus along the side of the road until you can turn around and see the driver. Make sure the driver can see you. • Wait for a signal from the driver before beginning to cross. • When the driver signals, walk across the road keeping an eye out for sudden traffic changes. • Do not cross the center line of the road until the driver has signaled that it is safe for you to begin walking. • Stay away from the bus’ rear wheels at all times. Correct way to cross the street: • Children should always stop at the curb or the edge of the road and look left, then right, and then left again before crossing. • They should continue looking in this manner until they are safely across. • If student’s vision is blocked by a parked car or other obstacle, they should move out to where drivers can see them and they can see other vehicles – then stop, and look left, right and left again. With the cooperation of motorists, parents and children, we can all help make the bus ride to and from school as safe as possible for our children and make this a safe school year. Lt. Randy L. McElfresh is the commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post.



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roadway. • Use the handrail when stepping onto the bus. Behavior on the bus: • When on the bus, find a seat and sit down. Loud talking or other noise can distract the bus driver and is not allowed. • Never put head, arms or hands out of the window. • Keep aisles clear – books or bags are tripping hazards and can block the way in an emergency. • Before you reach your stop, get ready to leave by getting your books and belongings together. • At your stop, wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat, then walk to the front door and exit, using the handrail.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Wallace I. Dalton, nephew of Don and Terry Campbell of Cincinnati, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Dalton is a 2005 graduate of Glen Este High School. Dalton received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.

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Mitchell W. Danielle, 39, 6553 Ohio 133, Goshen, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Chad A. Stokes, 34, 1860 Walnut St., Goshen, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, Goshen Police. Christopher G. Partin, 23, 4494 Pearl Lane, Cincinnati, theft, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Corey D. Price, 34, domestic violence, resisting arrest, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Sean Michael Redmon, 30, 5587 Hendrickson Road, Franklin, Ohio, burglary, theft, Amelia Police. Troy R. Farrell, Jr., 29, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Steven M. Colley, 23, 1745 Ohio 132 Lot F, New Richmond, receiving stolen property, identity fraud, misuse of credit card, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nada Gilroy, 42, at large, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office. Anthony G. Bishop, 37, at large, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office. Karli M. Wass, 24, 8760 Landen Drive, Loveland, robbery, aggravated burglary, Loveland Police. Craig D. Couch, 28, 8760 Landen Drive, Loveland, robbery, aggravated burglary, Loveland Police. Justin R. Kreig, 27, 730 Ohio 32, Batavia, possession of heroin, Williamsburg Village Police. Daniel Anthony Clack, 22, 5413 N. Timber Creek Drive, Milford, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Miami Township Police. Tina M. Young, 40, theft, tampering with records, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Sherri L. Harris, 35, 1170 Eunita Drive, Milford, theft, tampering with records, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Lynn V. Elam, 29, 200 Doe Runn

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14 Ashwood Place, Maple Street Homes LLC. to Andrew D. Marsh, 0.1439 acre, $144,575. 13 Deer Creek Drive, Bryan & Stephanie Donnelly to HFC Foreclosure, $105,800. 17 Drake Drive, Elaine Ley, et al. to Litton Loan Servicing LP, 0.24 acre, $91,200. 139 Laurel Ave., Charles & Kellie Colyer to Cody & Melanie Sowers, 0.216 acre, $164,390. 3 Spencer Court, Charleston Signature Homes LLC. to Steven & Darlene Anderson, 0.231 acre, $124,000. 64 Tall Trees Drive, The Drees Co. to William & Sheila Little, $110,985. 21 Wooded Ridge, Lynette & Shawn Pfaff to Matthew Roenker, 0.241 acre, $130,000. 20 Woodsong Court, Kristy Grachek to Christopher Longbottom, 0.1481 acre, $140,000.


550 Chapel Road, Rodney & Roxanne Wise to Charles & Barbara Sowards, 1.096 acre, $236,000. 4291 Hicklry Park Lane, The Drees Co. to Shawna Williams, $107,900. 4647 Legacy Park Drive, Traditions Investments Batavia, Ltdx to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 0.33 acre, $46,336. 3292 Pliney Drive, William Philhower, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $40,000. 4261 Tranquility Court, HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Jackie Sexton, 0.264 acre, $112,900. 73 Wolfer Drive, Elizabeth & Russell Florence Jr., trustees to James Hollandsworth, 0.459 acre, $132,500.


2435 Ohio 232, Ronald Gene Schirmer to David & Modena Hays, 8 acre, $93,000. 2186 Ohio 232, Elizabeth & Richard Baker to David & Patti Stroub, 1.4 acre, $70,000. 2600 Snider, Duane Engle, et al. to The Bank of New York Mellon, 0.389 acre, $30,000.


US Rt. 52, River Pines RV Resort Condo Assoc. Inc. to Megan & Afton Hensley Jr., 0.063 acre, $5,300. US Rt. 52, River Pines RV Resort Condo Assoc. Inc. to Sheryl Larger & Dennis Lawson Sr., 0.118 acre, $5,900.


1317 Bethel New Hope Road, Monard Boots, executor to Julanne Patton, 0.72 acre,



Hope Road, Cincinnati, rape, gross sexual imposition, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Francis M. Fille, 26, 3375 Smith Road, Amelia, theft, East Fork State Park. Britton Russia, 29, 500 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati, passing bad checks, Union Township Police Department. James Jeffrey Angel, 28, 834 Eighteenth St., Middletown, illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, endangering children, Miami Township Police. David A. Turner, 34, 6750 Epworth Road, Loveland, forgery, receiving stolen property, Miami Township Police. Paul Andrew Loveless, 21, 6129 Doe Court, Loveland, unauthorized use of property; computer, cable or telecommunications property or service, tampering with evidence, pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, Miami Township Police. Wallace Allen, 40, 1781 Parker Road, Goshen, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. David S. Lee, 19, felonious assault, Goshen Police. Matthew Lynn Norfleet, 26, attempting disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, importuning, Union Township Police Department. William R. West, 33, 1369 Thomwood Drive, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Brian C. Thompson, 35, 579 Glenrose Lane, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Shelley A. Hrycyk, 24, 1898 Sunnydale Drive, Goshen, operation

$83,610. 1827 Concord Road, Estate of Mildred Ilene Phillips to Lorraine K. Lehpamer, 1.48 acre, $76,900. 1708 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. to Sara Ryan, 0.64 acre, $25,000. 2843 Ohio 132, Cora Blankenship to Susan Fastrich, 0.59 acre, $16,100. 1739 Petri Drive, Mary Howard, et al. to AmTrust Bank, 0.798 acre, $80,000.


3048 Bachelier Road, First Place Bank to Jamie & Amy Callihan, 2.277 acre, $205,000. 844 Castlebay Drive, Tracey & Kendra Harris to Christopher & Christine Chadwell, 1.767 acre, $327,000. 3432 Cleveland Lane, Estate of Gilbert E. Francis to Darlene & Donald Winburn Jr., 1.7 acre, $112,000. 2 Locust Corner Road, Ranjan &

while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Miami Township Police. Tricia A. Latini, 28, theft, Milford Police. William McCarty, 22, 712 Elsmere Ave., Middletown, theft from an elderly person, burglary, Milford Police. Justin Lee Bowling, 30, 221 E. Main St. Apt. 9, Batavia, grand theft of motor vehicle, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, driving under suspension, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Zacaharia Brown, 33, 3011 Irvella Place, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Orville Lynch, 53, felonious assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Bobby Joe Stroop, 48, 15918 Eastwood Road, Williamsburg, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND LIGHT ASHBURN BUILDING 102 WILLOW ST. NEW RICHMOND, OHIO 45157 Sealed BIDS will be received by the Village of New Richmond for the Sanitary Sewer Lining Project - Phase I. All workmanship and materials are to be in accordance with the Contract Documents, which may be examined at the following locations: Environmental Engineering Service 3575 Columbia Rd Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (513) 934-1512

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Separate sealed BIDS will be received for the Sanitary Sewer Lining Project - Phase I; At the Light Ashburn Building, Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St., New Richmond, Ohio 45157 until 12:00 PM (Local Time) on the 29th day of September 2009 at which time all BIDS will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders shall accompany their BIDS with a Bid Guaranty in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the maximum amount bid or a Certified Check or Cashier’s Check for 10% of the bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the bid date and in accordance with ORC 153.54. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than November 15, 2010. All contractors a nd subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements on Clermont County, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations and/or the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act as determined by the Secretary of Labor (ORC 4115.04). “DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE APPLY TO THIS PROJECT. COPIES OF SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.” (SEC. 153.011 (E).) The Village of New Richmond reserves the right to reject any and all bids, delete any portion or portions thereof or to waive any irregularities in the bidding. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the office of Environmental Engineering Service, 3575 Columbia Rd., Lebanon, Ohio 45036. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 for each set of Plans and Specifications is required. All checks shall be made payable to ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICE. Project construction for these contracts shall be completed within 210 days after the date to be specified in the Notice To Proceed. Said contract will be let to the lowest and the best bidder. BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND

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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: Mae R. Hanna vs. David C. Keszei, presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court dismissed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division.

Gretchen Sinha to Jennifer & John Monroe IV, 5.017 acre, $86,500. 3680 Maplewood Drive, Ruth Clarke to Jason Winchester, $120,000.


4279 Beechmont Drive, David Kuhl, et al. to Countrywide Home Loans Service LP, $63,334. 4136 Brookfield Drive, Richard Walker & Milee Schlake to Jason Grannen, $123,250.

James L. Cirivello

Gene H. Mullen

Randall Wayne Coleman

Mildred I. Ross

James L. Cirivello, 62, of Union Township died Aug. 28. Survived by wife, Zetta Cirivello; son, Mike Cirivello; daughter, Carrie Cirivello; sister, Eleanor Yuhas; and grandchildren, Hannah and Lucas. Preceded in death by wife, Sharon Cirivello; father, Gus Cirivello; and mother, Gertrude Breece. Services were Sept. 2 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Cincinnati Veterans Medical Center, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Randall Wayne Coleman, 53, of Batavia Township died Aug. 27. Survived by mother, Lavina H. (nee Whitton) Coleman; wife, Sandra L. (nee Webster) Coleman; children, Heather (Steve) McKenzie, Jessica Books, Gregory H. Coleman and Christopher Coleman; grandchildren, Allison McKenzie, Dalton Coleman McKenzie and Madison Books; siblings, Sue (Sonny) Acuff and Beverly (Michael) Burkhart; sister-in-law, Belle Coleman. Preceded in death by father, Howard C. Coleman Sr.; and brothers, Howard “Bud” Coleman Jr. and Donald Coleman. Services were Sept. 1 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester. Memorials to: For the children of Randy Coleman, c/o any National Bank and Trust.

Ronald Dale Hensley

Ronald Dale Hensley, 48, of Pierce Township died Aug. 30. Survived by son, Lewis Hensley; daughter, Courtney Hensley; parents, Enus and Juanita Hensley; brother, Rick Hensley; and grandmother, Brooksie Miller. Preceded in death by brother, Greg Hensley. Services were Sept. 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Gene H. Mullen, 82, of Union Township died Aug. 28. Survived by siblings, Kenneth “Dutch” Mullen, Martha Boetzer and Katherine Hall; in-laws, the Stein Family; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Ellen C. Mullen; father, Harry Mullen; and mother, Agnes Armstrong. Services were Aug. 31 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Mildred I. Ross, 81, of Mount Orab died Aug. 26. Survived by foster sons, John B. Hall of Georgetown and Johnny Troy Fryman of Clearwater, Fla.; step-daughters, Rena Mandich of Fairfield and Matilda Slough of Middletown; foster sisters, Betty Silvia of Williamsburg, Mary Elschlager of Williamsburg, Naomi Dale of Carlisle, Ky., Shirley Graves of Georgetown and Barbara Shaffer of Lynchburg; eight step-granddaughters, two step-grandsons and three step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Marvin Ross; and parents, Norval Frye and Emma Marie Wood. Services were Aug. 31 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

Donald G. Stewart

Donald G. Stewart, 78, of Laurel died Aug. 30. Survived by son, Donald G. (Luonna) Stewart; daughter, Pam (Doug) Chaney; sister, Louanna Chapman; grandchildren, Brian, Marshal, Joshua, Shannon and Trisha; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Alene (nee Boggs) Stewart. Services were Sept. 5 in Amelia. Memorials to: Lindale Baptist Church Missions Fund, 3052 Ohio 132, Amelia, OH 45102.

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Community Journal

September 9, 2009

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND LIGHT ASHBURN BUILDING 102 WILLOW ST. NEW RICHMOND, OHIO 45157 Sealed BIDS will be received by the Village of New Richmond for the Clarifier Rehabilitation Project. All workmanship and materials are to be in accordance with the Contract Documents, which may be examined at the following locations: Environmental Engineering Service 3575 Columbia Rd Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (513) 934-1512

Village of New Richmond Light Ashburn Building 102 Willow St. New Richmond, Ohio 45157

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Separate sealed BIDS will be received for the Clarifier Rehabilitation Project; At the Light Ashburn Building, Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St., New Richmond, Ohio 45157 until 12:00 PM (Local Time) on the 29th day of September 2009 at which time all BIDS will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders shall accompany their BIDS with a Bid Guaranty in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the maximum amount bid or a Certified Check or Cashier’s Check for 10% of the bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the bid date and in accordance with ORC 153.54. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on projects of similar size and complexity. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements on Clermont County, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations and/or the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act as determined by the Secretary of Labor (ORC 41 15.04). “DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE APPLY TO THIS PROJECT. COPIES OF SECTION 153.001 OF THE REVISED CODE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.” (SEC. 153.011 (E).) The Village of New Richmond reserves the right to reject any and all bids, delete any portion or portions thereof or to waive any irregularities in the bidding. Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the office of Environmental Engineering Service, 3575 Columbia Rd., Lebanon, Ohio 45036. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 for each set of Plans and Specifications is required. All checks shall be made payable to ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICE. Project construction for these contracts shall be completed within 210 days after the date to be specified in the Notice To Proceed. Said contract will be let to the lowest and the best bidder. BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND

Legal Notice Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals Applicant: Jeremy McCabe Case: C-6 2009 The Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. at the Pierce Township Hall, 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the application of Jeremy McCabe who is requesting a variance for a front yard setback. Mr. McCabe wants to construct a new building on his property. The new structure will only be 21 feet from the recorded right of way. The Zoning Resolution requires a minimum front setback in a business district of 40 feet. The variance would be for 19 feet. The parcel where the business is located is 8655 Old Kellogg Road on parcel 2728-10F-133 as shown on the Clermont County Tax Maps. All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing. Bob Sander Chairperson 9664

Public Notice Following are the last known addresses for: J e s s i c a Myers Gibson 50 High Meadows Lane #12 P.O. Box 501 Williamsburg, OH 45176 Shirley A d a m s 338 S. B r o a d w a y St.Williamsburg, OH 45176 Carolyn Huddleston 1597 Donna Dr. Williamsburg, OH 45176David Lovell II 174 8th St. #3 Williamsburg, OH 45176 Mike Tarvin 391 E. Main St. #8 Williamsburg, OH 45176 Joel Smith 267 Hudson Avenue Newark, OH 43055 Keith Barber 10 High Meadow Lane #4 Williamsburg, OH 45176 Kadie Dyer 3664 Hennings Mill Rd. Williamsburg, OH You are hereby notified that all personal property stored at Allstar Self Storage at 4232 Allstar Dr. Batavia, OH 45103, will be disposed of at our discretion if payment in full, including all late fees, is not received by September 14, 2009. 1001495882


Community Journal


September 9, 2009

REUNIONS Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 710 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will be a picnic at noon at Woodland Mound Park off Nordyke Road. Glen Este High School Class of 1989 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Receptions Eastgate (Biggs Plaza). Go to, or the Facebook page under “Glen Este Class of 1989 Reunion” for more details, or call Melanie Sturgeon at 688-1886. The Woodward High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 12. For information, contact the Web site at The Amelia High School Class of 1969 – is having its 40th year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hilltop Reception Hall, 2141 Ohio 125, (Old DX Ranch). Cost is $30 per person. The class is inviting any other classes that would like to attend. Listed below are classmates needed for correct mailing/e-mail information. Contact Nancy Knox at or 876-2859, or Kathy Baker at kathymomrose@ Denise Bein-Nailor, Stephen Gail Brooks, Phillip Craig, Albert Delisle, Gary Frazee, Tom Garcia, Ben Gillespie, Daryl Gilliland, Sharon Goins-Angel, Alvis Gary Hastings, Michael Hogue,

Peggy Jones-Robinson, Paul Kendall, Joncey Ladd, Penny Mason, James McCracken, Stuart Edward Mentz, Robert Nolte, Carol Pearson-Boehm, Carl Ramsey, Ray Eugune Short, Jeff Smith, Ruby Snider, Gary Stone, Doug Waddle and Danny Wilson.

tour of the school. Meet at the flag poles in front of the high school. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. Those who are in this class and haven’t been contacted are asked to notify Cathy Wilmers Recker at 2651283.

St. Dominic Class of 1985 – is having a reunion from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. In addition, there will be a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a tour of the school. If members of the class have not been contacted about this event, or for information or to make reservations, call Gayle Dreiling Campbell at 245-1228. Email stdominicclassreunion85@ for information.

The Bellevue High School Class of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing further information should contact sandrawetzel@

Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. From 7-8 p.m. is a reception and cocktail hour. Dinner is 8-9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight is reminiscing, dancing and fun. From 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, the class is having a

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St. Margaret Mary School in North College Hill Class of 1969 – is conducting a 40-year reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. For details, contact Andy Kleiman at 859-441-6248.


Resident gallops to awards

Cassidy Deimling went home from the Clermont County Fair a winner in more than one equestrian event. Deimling, 14, and her horse, Candy, won three first-place ribbons and one second-place spot in the Easy Gaited Equitation class at the 4-H Horse Show, in both English and Western classes. In addition, Deimling was awarded the 4-H Sportsmanship Award. Deimling is a member of the Golden Spurs 4-H Club and is the daughter of Diana and Stanley Deimling of Union Township.

BUSINESS NOTES Financial advisor to host workshop

Edward Jones financial advisor Robert O’Brien of Cincinnati will host a “Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education.” The four-week workshop will assist individuals in setting financial and invest-

ment goals. The workshop will begin Sept. 19 and continue through Oct. 10. Classes will meet once a week from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Union Township Civic Center. Cost is $25 for books and materials and space is limited. Call 7522444 for class information.

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Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604.

The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or

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Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in. Come out for a fun evening of catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed to find lost classmates. If you are an interested member of these classes or know of anyone who is, for more information and to register, contact Julia Caulton at 7425916.

St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. BYOB is permitted. RSVP by emailing stdominicclass1969@, or by contacting Sharon Lipps Holtz at 859-4412980, or Marcia Hammersmith Wechsler at 451-3775.

Princeton High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Mill Race Banquet Center, Winton Woods. Contact “Tooter” Jan Adams at 729-0066 or John Q. Adams at


Oak Hills High School Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Meadows. Cost is $45 per person, and includes appetizers and open bar, and music from the band “Bad Habit.” Checks can be made to “Class of 1984 reunion” and be mailed to 3459 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248.

Clermont Northeastern Class of 1999 – will celebrate its 10-year reunion Friday, Sept. 18. Organizers are still looking for some classmates. Contact Maryann Huhn at 859-391-3375, or e-mail Include name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number.

Withrow High School Class of 1944 – Will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a reunion luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave. Any class members and families of that year are invited to attend. Contact Bob McGrath at 871-3631, or email him at


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The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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