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Village, county spar over back taxes

Dilapidated former lodge is at the center of controversy By Lisa Wakeland

Batavia Village officials are battling with the county for back taxes on a blighted property. The issue centers around Norfolk Lodge 54, a now defunct Masonic lodge located at 610 E. Main St.. The village wants to tear it down for safety reasons, but Clermont County officials are blocking that action until Batavia officials pay the outstanding property taxes. “I don’t think anyone here wants to take possession of a piece of property that’s our intention to tear down for the safety of the public and then pay $6,000 for the privilege of

tearing it down,” said Village Solicitor Christopher Moore. Through the forfeiture process Batavia has taken ownership of a few other properties and torn down the structures, and in those cases the back taxes were waived, Village Administrator Dennis Nichols said. The village was then reimbursed for demolition costs through a state demolition grant program, Moving Ohio Forward, which helps communities removed blighted structures. How much each county receives under this program is based on the number of foreclosure filings, and nearly $1.2 million was allocated for Clermont County. There is no required local match for the first $500,000 a county receives. But the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has since said that villages should pay taxes on these dilapidated properties if

THE PROCESS Batavia Village Solicitor Christopher Moore explained the forfeiture process and how municipalities can take over blighted properties. After the county foreclosure process, the property is auctioned at a county sheriff’s sale. If no one buys it, Moore said it’s then offered to the local school board. If they decline, he said, it’s offered to the local municipality. And if the city or village doesn’t want it, ownership would transfer to the state. Finally if the state declines responsibility, Moore said it comes back to the county sheriff for sale.

they take ownership, explained Moore. And now the county not only wants the tax money from the former lodge, Moore said county officials are trying to collect on previous properties Batavia took over and demolished under the state grant program. “The county is being extremely shortsighted on moving things forward in this community with respect to these blighted properties,” said Councilman Stephen Staton. “Proper-

ty values aren’t going to start to recover until these are off the rolls. “ Moore agreed and said the whole point of Moving Ohio Forward was to help get rid these properties and clean up neighborhoods and communities. This most recent action by Clermont County officials is preventing Batavia from using state funds to take down the former lodge, Nichols said. “These properties will con-

Batavia village wants to use state funds to tear down this former Masonic lodge on East Main Street, but the county is trying to block that action until village officials pay the back taxes. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

tinue to be blights on the community as long as this is the situation,” Staton said. “You’ve made it unprofitable for anybody to ever take them over, and it’s only going to get more expensive. The county is See TAXES, Page A2

Cemetery gets 3,000-pound addition By Keith BieryGolick

AMELIA — Village Mayor Todd Hart served in the U.S. Army for eight years during the Vietnam War and Gulf War. “That’s why this means so much to me,” Hart said. “It’s kind of a pet project that I can’t get away from.” He’s talking about a veterans memorial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. “We don’t have a veterans memorial in the village,” Hart Hart said. “(But) we do have service members all the way back to the Revolutionary War in that cemetery, and every war up to the Vietnam War.” Not only would the memorial honor servicemen and women, but residents of the village stand to get something out of it as well. The Home Depot store on Ohio Pike has gotten behind the project, and before work on the memorial could start, the cemetery needed a general cleanup. “(The cemetery) hadn’t been touched in about 100 years,” Hart said. So Home Depot sent more than 100 volunteers out in April to help with tombstone straightening and weeding. “We’re still working with Home Depot. Hopefully, by the end of September we should have .... information so we can start putting up the front wall in the cemetery,” Hart said. “It used to be a fence, now we’re going to do a RumbleStone wall.”

This 3,000-pound howitzer gun will be the newest addition to the veterans memorial planned for Odd Fellows Cemetery in Amelia. Standing in front of the gun are, from left, Derrick Campbell, village vice-mayor, Mark Riley and Paul Dunn, both members of the Amelia American Legion, and Todd Hart, village mayor.KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Officials plan to start campaigning for funds next year, he said. In front of the memorial, which will be centered in the cemetery, Hart and other officials want to put a 3,000-pound Howitzer gun they received from the Anniston Army Depot in Alabama. Hart said the village has been trying to get the gun for five years. “You couldn’t get better timing,” he said. “This one is a Vietnam-era gun, but they still actually use this same weapon with a few upgrades (today).” The 21-foot-long gun still be-

longs to the government, and is just on temporary lease to the village – at no cost to taxpayers. “If they ever need it back we have to give it back to them,” Hart said. “I think we’re in trouble if they need it back though.” Eventually, the goal is to build spaces into the memorial wall where Clermont County residents can put cremated remains of their loved ones who have served. Mark Riley, a U.S. Marine veteran and member of the Amelia American Legion post, said he’s excited about the prospect of a memorial.



Rita Heikenfeld makes her pecan pie using her friend Perrin’s no-fail pie crust. Full story, B3

Clermont County received one bid for its Shayler Run sewer project. Full story, A3

A veterans memorial is planned for Odd Fellows Cemetery in Amelia. The local Home Depot has pledged its support and will help with construction and some of the costs.THANKS TO KATIE KRAFKA

“It’s detrimental to vets not to have a monument (where they live),” Riley said. Paul Dunn, a U.S. Army veteran and member of the Amelia American Legion post, said it’s important for veterans to be

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supported and honored for their service. “It’s going to be a great asset for Clermont County,” Dunn said. “I’m very proud to be a part of this.”

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Fashioning it up at the new boutique


never going to recover this money.” In it’s present state, Staton said, the liens against the property likely exceed its value. Moore said they plan to file a lawsuit against the county arguing that it’s impractical for villages and other municipalities to assume the tax liability on blighted properties. He contends any taxes or assessments should be waived. “It’s a real eyesore property and we can’t afford to put the money into it,” Mayor John Thebout said. “It’s a safety problem.” In the meantime, Batavia officials will begin nuisance proceedings against the property, which Moore noted has no existing members, and therefore no one to pay the back taxes. An early estimate shows it would cost the village $8,400 to demolish the building.

By Jeanne Houck

MT. CARMEL — No matter your size or sense of style, Karman Singleton says she has just the clothes for you. Singleton has opened Fashion Up Boutique, a new store at 4316 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road in Mt. Carmel that carries new and consignment clothing, shoes, purses, scarves and jewelry. “(I carry) all ladies clothing from zero to 5X, new and consigned brandname and designer labels (plus) new and near mint in-fashion shoes, belts, scarves and jewelry at

very affordable prices where anyone can be in fashion and just ‘fashion it up’ a bit for less,” Singleton said. “The boutique is unique, eclectic and has received strong praise from the locals of the east side of Cincinnati who are excited about a boutique on this side of town.” Singleton lives in Union Township and says she decided to open Fashion Up Boutique in Mt. Carmel because, “I believe in ‘go local’.” The store also sells home decor and furniture. Singleton says she has a background in textiles

Karman Singleton has opened Fashion Up Boutique in Mt. Carmel.BY JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PR

and custom furniture sales. “In the near future at Fashion Up Boutique, I will be carrying a line of unique custom-order accent tables and upholstered unique custom-ac-

cent chairs, along with our current home decor,” Singleton said. Vicki Watkins of Union Township lives near the Fashion Up Boutique and finds herself checking in regularly.

Hamilton County rict t is D n io t a v er s n o C er t a Soil and W 68th Annual Meeting October 10,, 2013

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“I love this store,” Watkins said. “Beautiful clothes and home decor, great prices. “I stop by about once a week,” Watkins said. “There is always new stuff coming in.” The Fashion Up Boutique is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Phone (937) 205-1137 to set up a free consignment account where sale prices are split 50-50. Visit for more information. For more about your community, visit niontownship.

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BATAVIA — Clermont County received one bid for its Shayler Run sewerreplacement project. Welsh Excavating from Cleves recently submitted its bid for $612,237. The company’s bid is $142,997 higher than Clermont County Engineer Patrick Manger’s estimate. “Likely our recommendation will be to reject the bid,” said Lyle Bloom, utilities director for the Clermont County Water Resources Department. “We will make any nec-

essary adjustments to the plans ... and rebid the project.” The project would install a 24-inch connecting sewage line under state Route 32, said Kevin Kappers, project manager for the Water Resources Department. “The sewer pipe is connecting to a recent trunksewer pipe installed a couple years ago.” Traffic along the highway shouldn’t be affected by the work because it will be under the road.

Contract change saves taxpayer dollars

County Commissioners recently approved an alteration to a contract with Cleveland-based Garland/DBS Inc., which replaced the roof at the Middle East Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant in Batavia Township. The county spent $85,311 of taxpayer dollars on the project after the $1,000 reduction was approved. “This completes the project,” Bloom said. “There will be a closeout but this is the final change order for the project.” Want to know more about the stories that matter in Cler-

The Middle East Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant has a new roof and ended up costing taxpayers $1,000 less than initially estimated. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS mont County? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

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Friends of East Fork Car Show is Saturday, Sept. 21, at East Fork Campground Loop C, 2837 Old state Route 32, Batavia. Rain date is Sept. 28.

Registration is 10 a.m. to noon. Judging starts at noon. Trophies are awarded at 4 p.m. Registration is $10 per entry. All proceeds to to the Friends of East Fork State Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to help the park.

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The Bethel Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Grant Memorial Building. Remember the lists for your birthdays and anniversaries are due that night. Anyone who wishes to add their birthdays and anniversaries to the calendar may contact a Lions Club member or stop by Monday evening and drop it off. The cost of the calendar, including your family who live in your house, their birthdays and your anniversary is $5.

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Commissioners named Sept. 8 through 14 Suicide Prevention Week in Clermont County, coinciding with the national effort by the American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Lee Ann Watson, the Mental Health and Recovery Board’s associate director, said the county’s efforts have changed

since it formed the Suicide Prevention Coalition in 2003. In 2007, there were two youth suicides in Clermont County, but the county reported eight in 2008 and five in 2009. “Since 2003, our focus has been on youth suicides,” Watson, chairwoman of the Suicide Prevention


Coalition, said. “But in 2009 we saw a huge jump in suicides and began focusing on prevention efforts for middleaged residents, and older adults.” There were 39 suicides recorded in 2009, which Watson attributes to the economic recession she said put adults more at risk. “If one person commits suicide there’s a higher risk others will do it,” she said. “We change our campaign based on the needs of the community.” The county also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline and has a Mobile Crisis Team of medical and mental health professionals. Crisis Team operations include responding to disaster situations like the 2012 Moscow tornado

Rachel Bayer, left, discusses her work as coordinator of the Clermont County Crisis Hotline after Ed Humphrey, right, and his fellow Clermont County Commissioners named Sept. 8-14 Suicide Prevention Week in the county. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

tragedy as well as suicides. “The hotline has fielded 10,000 plus calls – approximately 800 from suicidal or concerned people,” said Rachel Bayer, crisis hotline coordinator. October will mark 10 years of operation for the hotline, and Bayer said she is proud the team has been able to engage in a

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BATAVIA — Clermont County Commissioners recently approved resolutions to upgrade safety and emergency communications throughout the county. The commissioners approved a contract with Motorola that included a new radio system and installation or improvement of the county’s eight communications towers. County engineers, however, found three of its towers failed an internal engineering analysis

and would need to be replaced. Work on the three towers that need to be replaced will now be completed by the county instead of Motorola. “The county can obtain the site development more efficiently than Motorola can,” said Andy Kuchta, manager of community and economic development. The county will save $170,294 by doing the work itself after adjusting its contract with Motorola. The adjusted contract with Motorola will now

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Southern State Community College's 47th class in the practical nursing program includes (first row, from left) Michelle Purcell, Lisa Lynch, Taylor Jones, Lindsay Evans, Marla McNeal, Beth Barker, Jesse Rader, Jamie Allphin, Susan Smith, Jona Foster; (second row) Sunshine Taylor, Ashley Middleton, Tasha McKibben, Suzanne Dargavell, Pamela Gibson, Ashley Sholler, Angela Morgan, Sara Brown; (third row) Kristy Collins, Heather Spaeth, Jennie Soale, Tara Campbell, Skye Lucas, Stacey Yankey, Tara Glaze; (back row) Marcia Pizzuto, Julia MacDowell, Benjamin Barnett, Logan Rankin, and Perry Day. PROVIDED

Thirty complete nursing program The 47th class of Southern State Community College’s practical nursing program was honored during a special recognition ceremony on the college’s Central Campus in Hillsboro. Thirty students were recognized for completion of the college’s one-year certificate program.

The most recent graduates include Jamie Allphin of Loveland, Beth Barker of Bainbridge, Benjamin Barnett of Sardinia, Sara Brown of Morrow, Tara Campbell of Goshen, Kristy Collins of Mount Orab, Suzanne Dargavell Peebles, Perry Day of Mount Orab, Lindsey Evans of West Union, Jona Fish-

er of New Vienna, Pamela Gibson of West Union, Tara Glaze of Sabina, Taylor Jones of West Union, Skyelyn Lucas of Hillsboro, Lisa Lynch of Winchester, Julia MacDowell of Sardinia, Tasha McKibben of Georgetown, Marla McNeal of Washington C.H., Ashley Middleton of Washington C.H., Angela Mor-


gan of Springfield, Marcia Pizzuto of Winchester, Michele Purcell of Amelia, Jesse Rader of Hillsboro, Logan Rankin of Leesburg, Ashley Sholler of Sabina, Susan Smith of Greenfield, Jennie Soale of Wilmington, Heather Spaeth of Lynchburg, Sunshine Taylor of Sardinia, and Stacey Yankey of Sabina.

The practical nursing program at Southern State is a certificate program combining lecture classes, lab practice and clinical experience designed to prepare the graduate to be eligible to complete the licensure examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.


New employees for 2013-2014 school year include, from back: Amanda Moore, Stacey Adams, Mary Hasler, Vicki Witt, Amy Shrock, Leanne Moorman, Jayson Lumpkin, Sarah Carnahan, Brett Harris, and Charlene Politt. Not pictured: Jillian Everett and Connie Eubanks. THANKS TO DEBRA LINDQUIST


Glen Este High School student Sara Campbell, left and Elizabeth Nourse of Summit Country Day High School were chosen to attend the 67th Buckeye Girls State at the University of Mount Union in June, the girls served in appointed mock offices and were sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72 of Mount Carmel. Campbell was appointed to the City School Board of Hayes City and Nourse was appointed City Councilman of Jones City. More than 900 high school girls who are seniors this year participated in the week long government "in action" workshop. The girls were presented a certificate of appreciation for their participation from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 72. THANKS TO MARILYN MCKENZIE

COLLEGE CORNER President’s list Southern State Community College spring semester - Kirsey Boyles, Bonnie Ewing and Nolan Tucker.

Dean’s list Bowling Green State University spring semester - Bobbi Carter, Jessica Deweese, Shane Faske, Shannon Maloney, Alisha McDaniel, Rachel Neltner, Jennifer Ruhe and Emily Smiddy. Eastern Kentucky University spring semester - Derek Robert Lucas a senior, Glen Este High School graduate majoring in English. Southern State Community College spring semester - Ciera Schultz University of Akron spring semester Karina Atkinson and Cameron Simpson.

Eighth-grade students at St. Thomas More School greet younger students as they arrive for the first day of school 2013. PROVIDED

Graduates Bowling Green State University Jaimie Hendricks.

University of Findlay - Christopher Rahrig, master of business administration Wilmington College - Nolan J. Darland, BS, sport management; Brittany N. Gibbons, BS, education; Chad A. Hirschauer, cum laude, BS, psychology and criminal justice; Travis E. McCrary, BA, business administration; Melissa G. Meyer, cum laude, BA, strategic organizational leaderhip; Sarah E. Watters, BS, athletic training; Angelica F. Zugg, magna cum laude, BA, education and mathematics.

Miscellaneous Danielle Wright has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 and fall 2012 list at Kent State University. She will be a junior advertising major when school begins this August. Wright is a member of the Glen Este Class of 2011.





Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Glen Este volleyball always on Coach K’s mind By Scott Springer

Williamsburg High School senior Lane Edmisten quarterbacks the Wildcat football team. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

’Burg’s big fish heads down right ‘Lane’ By Mark D. Motz

WILLIAMSBURG — The big fish sometimes wonders what it might be like outside the small pond, but genuinely enjoys where he’s swimming. The fish in question is Williamsburg High School’s second-year quarterback, senior Lane Edmisten. Talking about a recent St. Xavier–Colerain game that received national attention and drew upwards of 10,000 fans, Edmisten glanced at the bleachers at Osborne Stadium that could contain barely a 10th that number. “I’ve never been part of anything like that, so I don’t know what it would be like,” he said. “I think it would be nice to have that kind of attention, for sure. But being the quarterback here, walking through town, people know who I am. They stop and talk about the team. I like that.” Edmisten had to go to Batavia to begin his youth football career as an 8-year-old running back. He switched to signal caller after a couple seasons. By the time he reached high school, he was a sophomore defensive back as senior big brother Jacob Edmisten played QB. “He definitely had a successful senior year,” Lane said of Jacob. “We were 7-3 and missed the playoffs by a game. He had 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards passing. Pretty good numbers.” Williamsburg head coach Scott Lefker said Lane is also a dual-threat quarterback. “He’s good with his feet and he makes defenses play a lot of contain(ment) against him,” Lefker said. “He’s vertically challenged, so we have to roll him out to get him into some opens lanes to run or throw and take advantage of the feet. “He’s a good leader. Unlike


What: Williamsburg at Fairfield Christian When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 Game key: This is the second of four consecutive road games for the Wildcats and the last tuneup before the start of Southern Buckeye Conference play in week five. Williamsburg would love to go into league play with a second victory and level 2-2 record under its belt.

his brother - who took over as quarterback as a senior - Lane is a two-year starter for us. He’s already a leader, which Jacob had to learn. Leadership means everything at this point in the season when it would be easy to give up. Lane won’t let them.” “This point” referred to the Wildcats’ 0-2 start, similar to the beginning of the 2011 season. Williamsburg picked up its first win of the season Sept.13, a 41-6 road victory over Fayetteville-Perry. “We were 1-3 to start,” Edmisten said. “Then we won six straight games to finish the season. Once you get to the conference schedule, we feel like we have a good chance to win a lot of games.” How the rest of Lane’s senior season plays out remains to be seen, but Lefker remains optimistic. “Our league is better, but I feel like we are better, too. We put ourselves in a position to lose the first two weeks with penalties and turnovers. We’re working on that discipline and taking care of the ball in practice so we can put ourselves in a position to win if we take care of those things.” Edmisten agreed. “We’ve got the coaching, the players and the experience for us to make a run,” he said. “We need to be more disciplined and we’ll be OK.”

UNION TWP. — Sitting in the middle of the pack of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference is not Cheryl Korfhagen’s cup of tea. The Glen Este High School graduate who coaches her alma mater lies awake at night replaying games that might have been won in her mind. An early September home loss to Anderson has her already thinking about boarding the bus for the rematch. “I think we have a decent team and we’ll do well in the league,” Korfhagen said. “It’s harder when you’re on the road.” Other losses have come to postseason regulars Sycamore, Wyoming and Oak Hills. However, the league games are crucial and a string of them are ahead for the Lady Trojans. “All of us are pretty even Kings, Loveland, Milford,” Korfhagen said. By season’s end “Coach K” and crew will have played all of them twice and should know their destiny. Until then, the “mind games” continue. Glen Este has six senior captains, with three of them serving as captains in a rotation. Caroline Calhoun, Cassidy Greenwood, Shelby Simmons, Kenzie Hall, Shealynn Hollingshead and Jenny Howell are all in their final year pounding the ball in a purple uniform. “Everybody’s playing decent, we’re just getting into a trouble with our outside hitting,” Korfhagen said. “Jenny Howell and Shelby Simmons are our main two hitters now. They’re in 90 percent of our sets.” The team has nine juniors

Glen Este coach Cheryl Korfhagen addresses the Lady Trojans in an early-season contest.BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Kenzie Hall of Glen Este sets the ball over the net in a home match early in the season.BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

and six seniors. The upside is a lot of experience will return in 2014. The downside is, a lot of experience won’t return. “Obviously a lot of our seniors are in key positions that we’re going to have to fill next year,” Korfhagen said. “That’s going to be a little bit of a struggle. Some of them have been there for so long. We have some sophomores coming up,

but there’s big shoes to fill in front of them.” While Korfhagen awaits the outcome of the remainder of the season with her girls, she often is awaiting the outcome of games with her boys. Oldest son Trevor Korfhagen is a college soccer goalkeeper. Closer to home, junior son Tanner Korfhagen is a couple serves and a penalty kick away from the volleyball court on the prep soccer field for Glen Este. During a recent volleyball loss, she missed her son drilling four goals for the Trojans. “I had a text at the end of the game that he had four goals,” Korfhagen said. “I have to miss his games and my other son plays at Hanover College, so I have to miss his games too. I get pictures. It’s kind of hard because I like to watch their games as well. We play the same time they do.” Such is the life of a high school coach. Glen Este’s upcoming matches are at Princeton Sept. 23 and then back at home with Turpin on Sept. 24.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark Motz


» Amelia got its first win of the year Sept. 13 with a 27-0 shutout of Clermont Northeastern. The Barons are at Batavia Sept. 20. » Batavia hammered Gamble Montessori, 54-32 Sept. 12 to improve to 2-1 on the season. KeShawn Foley ran for 100 yards and three touchdowns on six carries. He also threw for 163 yards and another three scores to pace the offense. » Miami Valley Christian Academy defeated Cincinnati College Prep Academy15-12 on Sept. 14. Layne Cherry scored both Lions touchdowns and had 82 yards rushing. MVCA is at Gamble Montessori on Sept. 28. » Glen Este lost to Mount Healthy 20-7 on Sept. 13. Jordan Harris ran for 120 yards and a touchdown in the loss. The Trojans host Loveland on Thursday, Sept. 19. » McNicholas High School won a down-to-the-wire decision on the road Sept. 12, nipping Wyoming 21-20. The Rockets got a pair of TD runs from Sean Byrne, including a 12-yard score with half a minute to play to seal the win. The Rockets improved to 2-1 on the season. Next up, McNick faces Dayton Carroll at home Sept. 21 to begin Greater Catholic League play. » New Richmond went to

3-0 on the season with a 49-0 whitewash of Little Miami. Blake Thompson had 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 22 carries while only playing one series in the second half to lead the offense. » Williamsburg posted its first win of the season Sept. 13, scoring a 41-6 victory on the road against Fayetteville-Perry.

Boys soccer

» Amelia blanked FelicityFranklin 10-0 on Sept. 10. Junior Anthony Alberty and sophomores Scott and Randy Ervin had two goals each. The Barons blanked Clermont Northeastern 8-0 on Sept. 12 as Elliott Stockton recorded another shutout. » Batavia beat New Richmond 4-2 Sept. 12 in a Southern Buckeye Conference tilt. The Bulldogs improved to 6-3 overall, 4-2 in the SBC. » Glen Este shut out Withrow 5-0 on Sept. 7. Senior Kevin Carroll had the hat trick. The Trojans defeated Bethel-Tate 5-1 on Sept. 9. Juniors Tanner Korfhagen and Brandon Stahl had two goals each. » McNicholas beat Alter 1-0 Sept. 10 to remain unbeaten at 5-0-3. The Rockets remained perfect in Greater Catholic League play at 3-0 with the win. Turpin High school handed McNick its first defeat of the season, blanking the Rockets 3-0 Sept. 12.

Girls soccer

» Amelia shut out Clermont Northeastern 10-0 on Sept. 12.

Seniors Lauren Nichols, Madison Terry and Brittany Bryer had two goals each. » McNicholas won a pair of matches against neighborhood rivals and knocked off a league opponent in a successful week. The Rockets beat Anderson 2-1 Sept. 7 and defeated Turpin 2-0 Sept. 9. McNick capped the run with a 3-2 home win against Kettering Alter to improve to 4-3-1. » New Richmond posted a pair of wins last week, besting Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 3-2 Sept. 10 and coming back with a 5-3 victory against Batavia in SBC play.

Boys golf

» Amelia beat New Richmond by 20 strokes on Sept. 9 at Friendly Meadows. Chris Mazzaro of the Lions was the medalist with a 36. Sophomore Evan Daniel led the Barons with a 41. In the third round of the SBAAC tournament at Friendly Meadows on Sept. 11, Amelia was second. On Sept. 12, Amelia beat Western Brown by 16 strokes at White Oak Golf Course. » McNicholas won the annual King of the Hill tournament Sept. 11 at Coldstream Country Club. Rocket freshman Chris Dunne was medalist with a 37 on the front nine.

Girls volleyball

» Batavia beat Amelia 25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 27-25, 15-6 on Sept. 12. See PREPS, Page A7



McNick takes crown in Hensley’s final King of Hill By Mark D. Motz



When Mel Brooks said it, it was a joke, but it really is good to be the king. Ask PGA Master Professional Geoff Hensley, who has crowned many royals during the King of the Hill golf tournament pitting Anderson, McNicholas and Turpin high schools at Coldstream Country Club. Hensley, who started at Coldstream in 1986, retires from the club at the end of this season. He presided over his final King of the Hill Sept. 11. “It’s community; that’s what this is about,” Hensley said. “I’ve had it come back to me many times over from all three schools - players, parents, coaches. It’s a great event. It’s kind of bittersweet, this being the last one for me. I think it’s been an asset to the community. “There’s always been the rivalry between the schools, but this different because there aren’t many sports where all three can go head to head at the same time. It’s special. “I’ve been fortunate

enough to have been part of what I consider the best club in the city. This is just a chance for me to give a little something back to the schools. I’m just a mentor, a stepping stone, parent, coach. You know pros. We wear many hats lawyers, officials, everything.” McNick head coach Justin Lenczicki enjoyed his first go-round at the King of the Hill in no small part because his team won. The Rockets scored a 158 to beat runner-up Turpin (169) and Anderson (173). McNick freshman Chris Dunne was medalist with a oneover 37 on the front nine. “The senior parents definitely let me know this was a showcase,” Lenczicki said. “I let the kids pick the lineups and they started some seniors who aren’t necessarily our top guys, but it’s important for them to get to play this event one last time. They love it so much. “They’re attitudes are unbelievable. They play together so well, trust one another. They said ‘Coach, we’re not losing this.’ I was very proud of them.” Even in defeat, it was a

memorable event for the other participants. “It’s something the kids look forward to,” said Anderson head coach David Lunn. “Outside of the league and the sectionals, this is the most important match we play. “Geoff does a great job making these guys feel special. A lot of times juniors get the opposite of that, that they’re a pain, so it’s great to have somebody like Geoff, who really treats them well and makes them welcome.” First-year Spartan head coach David Price agreed. “The pro here does it the exact way it should be done,” he said. “It’s done with class. This kind of a setting really will help them for the bigger tournaments and when they play in college.” Music to Hensley’s ears. “Golf is a gentleman’s game,” he said. “I’ve tried to keep it friendly. The respect that I see on the golf course between these players and coaches is great. When they walk away from here, I want them to think they’ve had a good day, whether or not they scored well.”

The McNicholas High School golf team won the King of the Hill golf tournament Sept. 11, beating neighborhood rivals Turpin and Anderson at Coldstream Country Club. They, from left, Eric Boychan, Nick Niehaus, Chris Dunne, Mitch Bloemer, Ty DeBonis, Tommy Weggener, Zane Brownrigg and Chris Wells, with head coach Justin Lenczicki holding the trophy. PHOTO COURTESY CAROL NIEHAUS


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» Glen Este beat Loveland 25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 25-13 on Sept. 10. On Sept. 12, Glen Este beat Milford, 25-19, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22. » Williamsburg swept Blanchester in straight

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Editor: Eric Spangler,, 576-8251




Staying upright is a better idea

A cold January morning greeted me as I opened the door. I quickly tucked my hands into my coat pockets on the way to the post office. As I approached the street corner I looked up at the big clock, realizing I needed to hurry. At the bus stop a group of ladies sat on the bench talking. They did not notice me. I picked up my pace as my attention quickly turned to the National Exemplar. I always loved the small town feel as I walked along this street. What I did not see that morning was the most important thing: the uneven brick rising above the otherwise level sidewalk. The next thing

I remember, and will never forget, was the feeling of my head crashing onto the concrete below, chin first, flattening my Ann nose and bendColeman COMMUNITY PRESS ing my neck back. GUEST COLUMNIST At first, no one offered to help and I wondered if I could even walk home. A lady driving by, having seen my fall, stopped to ask if I needed help and offered to take me to the emergency room. By then the gash on my chin

was bleeding profusely. I grabbed the white scarf from my neck and pressed it to my chin, hoping not to stain her car upholstery. In the emergency room, while the nurse kindly washed my stained scarf, the doctor explained my injuries and stitched up the cut chin (it went to the bone). Later, my broken nose required a two-hour surgery to put it back together. The surgeon said it looked like an egg with over 100 cracks. The cracked tooth pieces were extracted by a dental surgeon. My face turned from black to blue to yellow over the weeks.

turn for the worse. Not only has property values declined which means less revenue from property taxes, but we Eric have also been Ferry COMMUNITY PRESS faced with reductions GUEST COLUMNIST from the state of Ohio as outlined above. We have been able to overcome these obstacles for two reasons. The township has always carried ample cash reserves, which has been a life saver these past few years. In addition we practice strong budget and expense controls. Just because an item is in the budget does not insure the money will be spent. All large purchases must be approved by the trustees be-

the railing. If no railing, lean close to the wall for support. Watch for sidewalks with handicap entries – some sidewalks slope suddenly causing a loss of balance. When you step off the sidewalk to the parking lot, realize some roads are lower than others, leaving you falling in mid-air. Watch for the barriers along the sidewalk in front of your car. You can trip on them. In other words, pay attention to where you are going. Walking is a wonderful pastime. Don’t be cheated by a fall.

Ann Coleman is a resident of Williamsburg.


Stretching dollars for maximum benefit Ohio’s New State Budget for Fiscal Year’s 2014 and 2015 negatively affects local communities in three ways: First, it is providing $95 million less in local aid over the next two years when compared to the 2012-2013 budget, and $1 billion less when compared to the 2010-2011 budget. Second, is the loss of the estate tax. This provided $625 million to communities over the last two years. This money will not be available in the future. Third, the state has started to get rid of the local property tax rollback on new levies. This means that when a local community passes a levy from now on the state will no longer give back 12.5 percent of the new money to local communities. Miami Township has been faced with revenue loses since 2009 when the economy took a

These problems, and more, came about simply because my hands were in my pockets when my foot stubbed the uneven brick, leaving me unable to stop the fall. When talking about a bad fall, sadly my mother-in-law comes to mind. Carrying groceries from the store, she fell and hit her head when the sidewalk sloped suddenly for an entrance to a driveway. Air Care efforts failed to save her from a blood clot to the brain. A few reminders to help stay upright: Never take an escalator without holding on – they can jam and send you flying. When taking the stairs, always hold

fore the money is spent. Even with the loss of revenue described above, Miami Township has not reduced services to its citizen’s thanks in part to the many dedicated employees on the payroll. I am amazed at how well our employees stretch a dollar and still get the job done. I hope the citizens of Miami Township appreciate the many wonderful things that we have to offer. To name a few, we have a great park system, a modernized road network, a beautiful gateway entrance, and many trained professional employees on the payroll. These things did not happen by themselves. It took strong leadership and a vision for the future to make this happen. Eric Ferry is the fiscal officer for Miami Township

Army Spc. Joseph Mattingly, 21, of New Richmond, with his father Rick, left, and mother Joyce, right, was recently recognized by the Clermont County commissioners for returning from his first tour of duty in the Khunar Province in Afghanistan. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should local high schools have American Indian nicknames or use American Indian mascots. Why or why not?

“This is a simple question for me. I have a deep respect and affection for Native Americans. I have lived near reservations, had Native American friends and learned about the culture and the present day challenges. “However, I had a child that graduated from Anderson (Redskins) High School and spent many times on football and baseball fields yelling "Go, Redskins!" It seems to me that there are so many names in the English dictionary that certainly every high school and college in this country could select a nonNative American name and build loyalty and competition around it. “In business and even nonprofit organizations, names change all the time. It can be fun to celebrate a new name. Let's support our schools in developing new names that don't disrespect Native American tribes and culture." E.E.C.

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“Only school teams located on reservation lands should be allowed to use traditional Native American names. Miami University even changed its mascot to Redhawks some time ago for this reason. “American settlers and soldiers stole the whole continent from Native Americans; it isn't too much to ask to allow native people the cultural dignity of changing offensive, stereotypical names. “People will try to argue that a new name doesn't reflect heritage accurately; well, that's the same argument used by racists in the South who preserve the Confederate flag.” TRog

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maCare, Quantitative Easing, Benghazi, Hillary 2016 ... Think the country has more important things to worry about. Go Redskins!” L.D.

“Native American nicknames and mascots have been around for at least a century. When any school chooses a mascot the choice is always made for persons or objects that are easily recognized as symbols for qualities to be admired and emulated. Native Americans are no exception whether they are Seminoles, Braves, Redskins, Warriors, Illini, Eskimos, Indians, Blackhawks, Aztecs, etc. “According to personal online research several years ago, the only opposition comes from a small modern activist group known to pressure schools, teams and similar organizations with their only goal being their acceptance of large sums of money to be quiet and go away. “So far I have never heard of a school choosing to be known as the Fighting Boneheads or Ohio Birdbrains. Are churches offended by the New Orleans Saints? How about the Fighting Irish?"


“Our society is becoming too politically correct and over sensitive. I am not sure why it is so derogatory to use the Indian as a mascot- strength, bravery, athleticism, etc. “None of these terms suggest weakness, failure or shame. Yet if we use anything other than an inanimate object or an animal we run the risk of offending someone. “Reminds me of the public grade school my kids went to in another large city – we couldn't celebrate St. Patrick's Day in school unless it was referred to as Green Day. No Christmas party just a red and green holiday party. “Geez, give me a flippin' break!!! Get a life. We can't protect our kids from everything one might find offensive, alien or not of their custom. “Life is, after all, terminal – no one gets out alive. Deal with it.” T.J.

“Yes, until they get rid of the Washington Redskins or change Indian Hill to Red Hawk Mountain!”

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“Disrespect to American Indians for sure. But more importantly, this is the vital question of the week from the new near monopoly of the papers in Clermont? You have got to be kidding. “How about this: Is it treason to collaborate on Inauguration Day to bring down the presidency (show disrespect) of the newly elected black president? I say darn close. “But like American Indians, Obama earned his disrespect by being born, unlike Bush, who earned his by his now reviled actions. I know I’ll never see this comment in the paper.” M.O.

“This has been tossed around for years as proper or improper use. Schools teach what, American History? What is included, the American Indian. “The pilgrims to the movement west of settlers the books in our schools and libraries educate us of our American heritage. “Citizens of our great country need to quit carrying their soft feelings on their shoulders. Basically, grow up.”

Community Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.




Ashley Frees of Loveland swims with camper George Schneider of Dry Run and volunteer Matt Scheid of Madeira. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN



Luke Harrison, 18, of Mason, grins his farewell after summer camp at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO LAURA HALEY


ummer Camp is a memory maker for all children, but for children with disabilities, the Stepping Stones summer camp in Indian Hill is a rare chance to be just a kid. Campers with disabilities celebrate their abilities as they engage in typical camp activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swimming, fishing, boating, making crafts, singing, performing in the camp show and making friends. Stepping Stones celebrated its 50th camp season this year and served more than 400 campers ranging in age from 5 to 22. The last day of camp on Friday, Aug. 9, was a bittersweet time of hugs and smiles and tears as campers and staff said goodbye until next year.

Camper Tyler Woolley of Maineville dances with Kaitlyn Schaefer of Eastgate during a campwide picnic. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Stepping Stones staff member Kelsey Sheets, Milford, chases Nathan Andrade of Loveland. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN

Stepping Stones camper William Downs of Terrace Park and volunteer Hannah Grindling of Clarkston, Mich., pet a visiting mule from Gorman Heritage Farm. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Devan Robinson-Holland, 15, of Forest Park, clutches the hand of counselor Emma Hill of Alexandria as the last bus rolls out of camp.THANKS TO LAURA HALEY

Stepping Stones volunteer Rachel Wheeler of Sand Lion, Mich., helps Allison Sneed of Centerville practice for the camp show.THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, 6716 Ohio 132, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Goshen.

Literary - Book Clubs Mystery Book Club, 12:30-2 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers Flex, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Gentle yoga begins in chair and ends on mat. Focus on strength, flexibility, pain management and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574. Amelia.

good at hiding and which ones like to seek. Register online by Sept. 17. Ages 3-5. $5 per child. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Art Exhibits Images of the Past: Visions of Today, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Juried art exhibition inspired by images of Nancy Ford Cones. 683-5692; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Farmers Market Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Batavia Farmers Market, Main and Depot streets, Homegrown produce for sale. Free admission. Presented by Batavia Community Development Assoc. 876-2418. Batavia.

Festivals Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-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. Free parking. Rain or shine. $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Health / Wellness Hoxworth Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, 732-1400; Batavia.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. 943-4637; Amelia.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Runs / Walks Milford Adventure Challenge, 9 a.m., Riverside Park Milford, Water Street, Racers navigate city with map and set of race instructions that lay out race. On foot and on bike for certain parts of race. Short water section. $100. Presented by Topo Adventure Sports. Milford.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Art Exhibits Images of the Past: Visions of Today, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Exercise Classes SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Fire Chief John Cooper, left, watches as Bob Mezaros puts a fake fire out during last year’s Milford Adventure Challenge. This year’s edition begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Riverside Park. Racers will navigate the city with map and set of race instructions that lay out the race. The entry fee is $100. For more information, visit ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Tennis for Intermediates. $69. Registration required. 556-6932; Anderson Township. Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, For old, restored, high performance or car with a story. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

MONDAY, SEPT. 23 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen. SilverSneakers Flex, 2-2:45 p.m., Bethel Woods Elderly Complex, 610 Easter Road, Move your whole body through complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-783. Bethel.


Armchair Travel Book Club, 6-7:30 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Free. 5281744. Union Township.

Literary - Libraries Classic Film Matinee, 2-4 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Free. 528-1744. Union Township.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 Drink Tastings

Exercise Classes

The Wines of Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Greg Karsner discusses what’s going on at this Kentucky winery. Food pairings by Chef Paul. $45. Reservations required. 831-2749; Milford.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

Exercise Classes

Music - Blues


COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Acoustic/electric rock-n-blues from members of the Tuna Project. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Camo Hike, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Hike in search of hidden wonders. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.



Farmers Market

Hide-and-Seek Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Through games and activities, your child will discover which animals are

Tennis Classes, 4-5 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Weekly through Oct. 27. Eye-hand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Also,

Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat,

Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Literary - Book Clubs

Job Readiness with Workforce One, 2-4 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Learn about various components and stages of job readiness, such as resume writing, networking and interview techniques. For ages 16 and up. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.

Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Flex, 9:30-10:13 a.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside. SilverSneakers, 11-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 4786783. Goshen.


eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet frozen pops, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. Presented by Loveland Farmers Market. 6830150; Loveland.

Health / Wellness TriHealth Women’s Services Van Mammography Screening, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Family Medicine, 411 W. Loveland Ave., No. 102, Reservations required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6565; Loveland.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Recreation Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Theme: Snakes.

Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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Art Exhibits


Images of the Past: Visions of Today, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Community Dance

Exercise Classes

Beechmont Squares, 8-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Nature-themed stories with the naturalist. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers Flex, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Shopping Junktique and Antique Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, tools, books, seasonal items, and more available. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. Free admission. Presented by Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. 683-4757; Loveland.

Farmers Market Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Batavia Farmers Market, Free admission. 8762418. Batavia.

Festivals Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Literary - Crafts LEGO Club, 10-11 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Attendees ages 5-12 invited to participate in themed challenges or build freestyle. Free. Registration required. Through Nov. 30. 528-1744. Union Township.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, Free. 943-4637; Amelia.

Nature Religious - Community Community Giveaway, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, Variety of gently used items, including clothing, toys and household goods, given away free on first come-first serve basis. Donations not accepted. Free. 752-9819. Withamsville.

Shopping Junktique and Antique Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, Free admission. 683-4757; Loveland.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 Art Exhibits Images of the Past: Visions of Today, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Dining Events Farm to Fork II: A Celebration of Women Farmers, 5-8 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Celebration of women in agriculture and the food they provide. Feast on local food and show support for women farmers in Tri-state area. $45. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Exercise Classes


SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Art Events


Art Affaire, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Juried art and fine crafts show featuring more than 50 artists, variety of musical entertainment groups, community tent and food. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Free. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; www.milfordhistory-

Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.



Rita ushers in baking season with crust, pecan pie

For years it was like a gray culinary cloud over my head. I called it pie crust envy. My mom was the first to try to teach me to make a flaky and tender pie crust. “Just don’t overwork the dough, use a light hand,” she told me. At the time I read something in a cookbook that said “work the shortening into the flour until it’s all the size of Rita small Heikenfeld peas.” So I RITA’S KITCHEN tried to do just that. The crust rolled out easily and I baked what I thought was the most beautiful apple pie in the world. I took it to our church kitchen for bingo and I’ll never forget the look on Ruth Haglage’s face as she tried to cut into the crust. She sawed and sawed at that crust and finally broke through. I was so embarrassed. Ruth knew I was a novice pie baker and told me not to worry, that the filling was delicious and the crust was OK. After that disaster, every time I made pie crust by hand I was filled with anxiety. Then I met Perrin Rountree. Perrin is an Anderson Township reader and excellent Southern cook and baker. She worked with me at my cooking school at McAlpin’s. Perrin shared her recipe for pie crust with a secret ingredient. That was years ago and the crust has never let me down. No more pie crust envy!

Perrin Rountree’s no-fail pie crust

You’ll think you’re in cooking class with these detailed instructions, but they are worth following.

2 cups all-purpose flour ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder (the secret ingredient) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 cup Crisco shortening, chilled (I use Crisco sticks) 1 ⁄2 cup ice cold water 1

Rita made her pecan pie using her friend Perrin’s no-fail pie crust.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Whisk together dry ingredients. Cut shortening into 1⁄2-inch pieces. Scatter over flour mixture and, using a fork or pastry blender, cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some large pieces remaining (about the size of peas – yes, it will work!). This is what will give you flakiness. Sprinkle half the cold water over and stir and draw flour with fork from bottom to top, distributing water evenly. Add more water until dough is moist enough to hold together when you roll a little bit into a ball. I usually use up all the water. Divide in half and shape into two balls. Flatten balls into round disks. I like to refrigerate dough anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight, but that’s not necessary. (You can also freeze the dough for a couple of months, thawing in refrigerator before using). Roll out on lightly floured surface from center out. I sprinkle a bit of flour on top of the dough so it doesn’t stick to the rolling pin, or you

can skip flour and roll it out between wax or parchment paper. Roll into a circle inches wider than pie plate.

be puffed and golden and jiggle a bit in the center but that’s OK. Cool a couple of hours before serving.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Can you help?

Yes, you can use the food processor, too. Just use the pulse button.

Rita’s pecan pie

I use dark corn syrup. Light corn syrup gives a “softer” flavor. Check out my blog for chocolate pecan pie.

Crust for one pie 3 large eggs, beaten until foamy 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup corn syrup, dark or light 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla 1 heaping cup pecans, halved or chopped

Hotel Sinton’s pea salad for Jan B. This Western Hills reader said she made it a lot and everyone loved it. She lost her recipe. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.




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Patrick Louis Patrick Louis, 69, died Sept. 7. Survived by wife Anita Louis; children Matt (Michelle), Louis Kurt (Kathy), Nick (Lara), John (Kai) Louis, Keri (Robert) Childs, Kate (Jeff) Bau-

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Andrea Michelle McFarland, 46, died Sept. 3. Survived by parents Brenda Bauer, Paul (Kate) Hank; siblings Brett (Beth Hart) Hank, Lorri (Mike) Chokrach; nephew and niece Andrew O’Brien, Alexis “Beanie” Hank. Services were Sept. 13 at Hay Funeral Home.

James Young James William Young, 89, Amelia, died Sept. 8. He worked in construction. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Marie Young; children Greg, Phyllis Young, Sharon Nay, Carol Moore; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Corbet, Mayme Young, six siblings. Services were Sept. 12 at Cahall Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 46359, Columbus, OH 432163549.

to attend, Bonnie Batchler, Alan Freeman, and Bob Pautke will introduce themselves and answer questions submitted both in advance and during the forum. Questions to be asked in advance can be submitted to Ed Schwinn, president of the Legendary Run Community Association at (

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Friends of East Fork Car Show is Sept. 21, at East Fork Campground Loop C, 2837 Old state Route 32, Batavia. Rain date is Sept. 28. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon. Judging starts at noon. Trophies are awarded at 4 p.m. Registration is $10 per entry. All proceeds to to the Friends of East Fork State Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to help the park.




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man; grandchildren Jack, Nick, Will, Jake, Hannah, Addison, Brett, Chrissy, Emily, Sam, Myles, Ella, Kamden, Libby; siblings Jim (Angie), Janet (Larry), Rosie (Dick), Phil (Marilyn), Julie (Randy), Fred (Kathy). Preceded in death by parents Thomas, Geraldine Louis, brother Tom Louis. Services were Sept. 11 at St. Therese Little Flower. Arrangements by Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to the La Salle High School Football Program.

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Richard Wayne Humphries, 59, died Sept. 7. Survived by mother Betty Humphries; siblings Mervyn (Jan) Humphries Jr., Christine Smith, Dixie Hill, Kathryn (Dale) Kadle; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father Mervyn Humphries Sr. Services were Sept. 11 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.


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Martha Staats Edwards, 87, died Sept. 4. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survived by sons Tom (Pam), Ron (friend Theresa), Larry (Penny) Edwards; siblings Marilyn Stevens, Edith (Ray) Springer, Bob Staats; sisters-in-law Anna Staats, Lillian Edwards; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Robert Edwards, grandson Ryan Edwards, daughter-in-law Dolores “Dodie” Edwards, parents William, Luella Staats, brother William Staats. Services were Sept. 9 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home.



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Carol J. Benson, 74, died Aug. 27. She was a school bus driver. Survived by husband John Benson; children Lisa Webster, Johnny (Tracy), Michael (Melissa) Herzner, Jim (Becky) Benson, Jennifer Athon; grandchildren Amanda, Gregory, Erick Webster, Justin, Miranda Herzner, Brandi, Jessica, Renee Benson, Savannah, Lainey Athon; great-grandchildren Morgan, Makayla, Caleb, Sylas Webster. Preceded in death by parents Eugene, Madaline Evans. Services were Aug. 31 at New Hope Community Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

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Bass fishing is good on the lake

Howdy Folks, Tuesday evening the Bethel Lions Club held their meeting. We generally meet on Monday, but Monday being Labor Day, the club decided to meet on Tuesday. The plans for the upcoming pancake breakfast were made. It will be Oct. 19; also plans to George be in the Rooks Bethel Tate OLE FISHERMAN Homecoming parade. The bass fishing tournament that is held on Tuesday evening has been good. Last Tuesday the catch was again good with 40 boats in the contest. The Shrimp Harvest on Sept. 14 and 21, they begin draining the ponds around 8:30 or 9 a.m. and by 11: 30 you can see the shrimp being caught. They also have baby pigs and calves for folks to see while they are waiting for the shrimp. We still have black raspberry plants to sell. These plants will probably have berries on them next year, they are good and healthy. We attended a funeral visitation and a funeral last week. One was for Charles Tilbury. He belonged to the Clermont Sportsmen’s Club along with me, he was a great feller. The other one was Bill Reinhert. He drove a truck for Walmart for several years. He was a great family man. Some of his family gave some wonderful memories of him.

There was some serious parts and some happy thoughts. His wife drove a school bus for several years. Bill died in his tractor (truck) in the parking lot and they had one of the big trucks (tractor) there to lead the funeral procession to the cemetery. There were several men from Walmart there with their driver shirts on. God Bless the family. The Monroe Grange is having a bake sale at the 360 Auction at the corner of Mount Holly Road and Ohio 125 this Friday evening; the sale starts at 7. The Grange will be set up before the sale. The Grange will have more bake sales on Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9. This is one way the Grange will make money to do community services. The sale is a good one and they have a good crowd, along with good items to sell. These folks will meet you with a big smile and hello. The Northeastern Lions Club will have the Pumpkin Run at the Clermont Fair Grounds in Owensville on Oct. 4, 5, and 6. There will be a big crowd, along with lots of older cars. They have this each year. So mark your calendar for this event. You will not be disappointed, there is lots of work to get this together. The club is responsible for the food at the event. This is a good use of the Clermont County Fairgrounds; we hope to go and enjoy the event. The Northeastern Lions club does so much for the commu-

nity as do all Lions Clubs, so if you would like to be involved with this club go to any member and just say I want to join a good organization. Ruth Ann and I were picking the cucumbers and bell peppers the other evening. Ruth Ann saw a little rabbit run out of a grassy area and Chessy tried to catch it. Ruth Ann hollered at Chessy and the little rabbit went under the barn floor. Chessy looked for it for a little while. Then she caught up with us as we walked to the house. The little rabbit was safe under the barn floor. It always amazes me how the mother rabbit knows where her nest of babies are when she leaves them, but she knows. I guess that is nature’s way. Chessy likes to stay outside at night unless it is raining and storming. Then she will come in the house and lay on Ruth Ann’s lap. Don’t forget the Old Bethel Church here in the park their homecoming is Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. The music will be by the Kinner Express group and John Hale will also be here to sing. There will be cookies and refreshments on the lawn. So bring your lawn chairs and visit with your neighbors and friends there will be a good program. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

Vietnam memorial replica coming to Union Township

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute, which includes an 80 percent scale replica of the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be at Union Township Veterans Memorial Park Oct.10-13. Howard Daugherty, director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, recently outlined how citizens could get involved with the event, including: » Participate in the Letter Writing Campaign – Thousands of Vietnam Veterans visit the memorial as it travels from town to town across America. The Clermont County Vet-

erans’ Service Commission will collect a “thank you” or “welcome home” letter for each Vietnam Veteran that visits the park to see the memorial in October. Letters can be mailed to Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 649, P. O. Box 426, Batavia, OH 45103. All letters will be reviewed for appropriateness and sealed in envelopes for the Vietnam Veterans who visit the wall and select an envelope. More information about the memorials can be found on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute website at The entire display


Robert Bell, Amelia, hot tub, 17 Wooded Ridge, Amelia Village. Thomas Decks, Cincinnati, deck, 1212 Traditions Turn, Batavia Township, $4,200. Wilson Custom Homes, Batavia, new, 2729 Old Ohio 32, Batavia Township, $125,000. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, KY, new, 1349 Millstream, Batavia Township, $101,154. Timberline Buildings, Goshen, pole barn, 3713 Mackey Road, Batavia Township, $21,000. Howerton Construction Inc., Felicity, demolition, 115 Mt. Holly, Batavia Township; demolition, 1548 Old Ohio 74; demolition, 23 Hitchcock Lane. Janet Gruenwald, Cincinnati, alter, 155 North St., Batavia Village. Bill Summerville, Bethel, alter,

1852 Lindale Nicholsville, Monroe Township. Hunter Custom Homes, New Richmond, new, 2928 Fair Oak, Monroe Township, $290,000. James Jenkins, New Richmond, Phone 937.444.2493 Dr. C. H. Smith, Pastor CE-0000561404

2443 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel, Bethel, customer service. Joshua Hargrave, 27, Capshaw Road, Athens, Alabama, student, and Allison Kilgore, 25, 795 Locust Corner, Cincinnati, teacher.

HVAC, 729 Greenmound, New Richmond Village. Pool Builders, Cincinnati, pool, 883 Country Club, Pierce Township.

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You may qualify for a research study to evaluate and compare the safety and effectiveness of two approved drugs for people living with moderate to severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you qualify, during your participation in the study you will receive at no cost to you:

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• One of the two study medications. • Study related procedures, examinations and laboratory tests. Compensation may be provided related to your participation, which could last up to 118 weeks.

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will include memorials of fallen police, firefighters, and veterans of all wars. At 80 percent scale of the nation’s memorial, the wall is more than 350 feet long and 8 feet tall at the apex. The names of more than 58,000 Vietnam War heroes are engraved on the wall. The organization which owns the display will be at the park with a database to assist locating any name on the wall. On their web site is a complete list of the names as well as other data including their hometown. For more information call 207-2983.

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Camp Allyn open house is set Stepping Stones is introducing a new one-night respite option at a free open house on Sept. 21 at Stepping Stones Camp Allyn in Batavia. Stepping Stones offers weekend overnight respites for teens and adults with disabilities throughout the year. The new option allows individuals to choose to stay from 6 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Sunday or

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Jennifer Vest, of Batavia, was recently named the winner of the 2013 Orpha Gatch Award by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County. Vest was nominated for her leadership in and work with the recent successful Batavia school bond levy. She served as co-chair of the levy committee. At the same time, Vest has long been active in her community, running in half marathons for charity, sewing and designing for local amateur and children’s theater, leading church activities and giving, and supporting neighbors in need as she has taken care of her own

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just stay Friday or Saturday night. Families who want to learn more about Stepping Stones respite programs are invited to the free open house and dinner on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Stepping Stones Camp Allyn, 1414 Lake Allyn Road, Batavia. For information or to register, contact Amanda Kay, manager of recreation and leisure services, at 965-5114 or Stepping Stones’ Camp Allyn site includes a dining hall, sleeping dorms, an activity pavilion, trails, lakes, and activity equipment. Respites have on-site nurses during waking hours, food service professionals who can meet dietary needs and restrictions and trained staff. One-on-one aides are available for individuals with significant needs. The open house is scheduled on a Respite Weekend, so families will

see the respite program in action, said Kay. Open House guests will have the same respite dinner. “We want the families to see what happens at a respite and that includes the mealtime,” said Kay. “Families can see groups doing activities and see the peers their child or adult family member would be interacting with,” said Kay. The open house runs 56:30 p.m. and includes a presentation, tour and dinner. Families as well as individuals who are considering attending a respite are invited to attend. They should register by Sept. 18. The Stepping Stones Respite Program is open to ages 12 through adult. The respites run twice a month. A special longer Winter Respite the last week of December is open to age 16 and older and includes a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance as well as holiday themed activities through the week.



Milford art, craft show is set

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society’s eighth annual Art Affaire – Milford’s premier art and fine crafts show – will be 11 .m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, on the grounds of Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Milford. This year’s Art Affaire will feature more than 65 juried artists exhibiting and selling original works in painting, drawing, photography, paper, collage, ceramics/clay, sculpture, wood, glass, mosaics, mixed media, jewelry, wearable art, fiber art, and basketry. Along with regional area artists, Art Affaire will also feature Kentucky and Michigan artists who are new to the event. “As a returning Art Affaire artist, I really appreciate the on-going communication that the Art Affaire organizers provide,” said Milfordarea jewelry artist, Heidi Vitchner of Bella Rose Jewelry Design. “From the first Call for Artists, to the jury review process, and up to the day of the actual show, they provide on-going updates I can use in my own personal advertising of the event. The entire process is extremely pleasant, friendly and more thorough than other area shows in which I’ve been involved. I love participating in Art Affaire.” Art Affaire will also celebrate the arts of music and writing. This

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People stroll through the booths of artists during last year’s Art Affaire at Promont House Museum in Milford.

year's slate of musical entertainment features the Clermont Festival Chorale Combo (a new instrumental group), Wild Carrot, The Melissa Smith Group, and The Clermont Chorale (vocal group). Additionally, Art Affaire will conduct a booksigning showcasing a number of local authors and their recent publications. “It’s amazing how we’ve seen the interest in Art Affaire explode over the past few years,” said Donna Amann, administrator, Greater Milford Area Historical Society. “The Art Affaire committee is extremely pleased with the diversity and quality of the work presented for jury review by the participating artists. There should be

art and fine crafts that appeal to everyone at this year’s event, and we’re expecting record attendance this year.” Proceeds from the event support the GMAHS Scholarship Fund as well as other Greater Milford Area Historical Society programming. Admission is free with public parking available in the state Route 28/Main Street side of the Kroger and PNC Bank parking lot, Milford. A shuttle will run continuously throughout the day between the parking lot and Art Affaire. For more information, visit or follow the event on Facebook at

1381 Buxton Meadows Drive, Nicholas & Elizabeth Kasten to Kelsey McManus, 0.4590 acre, $116,000. 4339 Cordial Place, Julie Ann Quick to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.2780 acre, $40,000. 2147 Crossridge Drive, The Drees Co. to Frederick & Bonnie Vaughn, 0.2880 acre, $220,580. 4343 Grimes Drive, Harold Poston to Thomas Saul, $50,000. 4272 Marbe Lane, Barbara Dotson to Kevin Sandlin, 0.6100 acre, $90,000. 2010 Plumb Lane, James & Patricia Sperry to Jennifer & Matthew Kunz, 1.1640 acre, $250,000. 4216 Roselawn Ave., Jennifer Taylor, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 0.5800 acre, $33,333.34. 1328 Statewood Court, Byrn & Deborah Jo Henry to Jason Henry, 0.2300 acre, $131,250. 1216 Traditions Turn, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Tara Lang & Chad Davis, 0.2797 acre, $236,313. 3906 Wolf Creek Drive, Tracy Walker, et al. to Michael & Dustie Hogue, $40,100. 5562 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Gorman Building Group LLC to Laverne Gorman, 45.4800 acre, $216,000. 1826 Yellow Pine, Andrew &

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ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. Kristina Hughes to Kevin Busch, 0.2320 acre, $137,000.


149 North Charity Street, Sandra & Richard Armacost, et al. to Amy Parks & Christopher Karnes, 0.5110 acre, $114,900. 120 North Riverside Drive, Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas as trustee. to CP Buyers LLC, 0.2500 acre, $26,000.


2812 Lindale Mount Holly Road, David Fahrnbach to Greg Baker, 0.5000 acre, $7,600.


1482 Indian Ridge Trail, Debra Carmosino to Regina & Allen Felts, 2.0200 acre, $274,500. 115 Paddle Wheel Drive, Olivia Waddell, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, 0.2320 acre, $83,334. Unit 203, River Pines RV, Donald Hardy & Laura Grissom-Hardy to Matthew Battista, 0.1460 acre, $7,500.


3564 Calumet Drive, Lewis Kerans, trustee to Randall Lee Thomas, 5.6200 acre, $358,000. 979 Cedar Ridge Drive, No. 2, Kristen Ellis to Kenneth &

Wilma Wisby, $46,000. 3581 Hiatt Avenue, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to John & Evelyn Collins, 0.4592 acre, $158,065. 33 Stillmeadow Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Judith Driggers, $46,900.


673 Amber Trail, Tien & Glenda Nguyen, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.2850 acre, $156,000. 822 Carol Drive, Bette Boeckmann, et al. to Donald & Steffaney Shewmake, $95,000. 4442 Foxchase, Larry Reynolds, et al. to Fifth Third Bank, $50,000. 4165 Heritage Glen Drive, Steven & Terry Robbins, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., $80,000. 499 Little Turtle Lane, Christine Halcomb, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $60,000. 440 Maplecroft Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jevon Parker, 0.2990 acre, $194,900. 556 Marilyn Lane, Mark & Karen Mason to Richard McMillin, 0.5500 acre, $145,000. 818 Massachusetts Drive, Tracy & Stephen Boone to Jaime & Robert Meyer, 0.8040 acre, $221,000.



POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Arrests/citations Greg L. Norris, 35, 623 Felicity Cedron Road, theft, Aug. 23. Ian T. Stark, 24, 3627 Michigan Ave., bench warrant, Aug. 24.

John K. Heater, 24, 2422 Riverside, warrant, Aug. 26. Sandra Gable, 35, 3424 Cole Road, warrant, Aug. 26.


Assault Fighting reported at 102 E. Main St., Aug. 24. Soliciting Subject observed asking for cigarettes and money at Kroger at 262 Main St., Aug. 24. Theft Meat products taken at Kroger; $55 at 262 Main St., Aug. 23.

Criminal damage Glass in door shot with BB gun at 1126 Will-o-ee, Aug. 27. Disorderly conduct Juveniles pointed BB guns, which appeared to be real guns, at subject in moving vehicle at area of Appomattox and White Oak, Aug. 27. Theft Laptop and briefcase taken from vehicle; $550 at 3812 Red Fox, Aug. 27.





Ryan T. Wood, 21, 100 Broadway, warrant, Aug. 27. Andrew S. Caldwell, 25, 4479 Spruce Creek, obstructing official business, Aug. 27. Beth N. Tumbleson, 32, 108 Comanche Road, warrant, Sept. 1.

Cody Siegel, 20, 4469 Grandview, warrant, Aug. 29. Jerry Lee, 47, homeless, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, Aug. 29. Jeffrey T. Henderson, 18, 879 Roundbottom, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, Aug. 29. Kyle Deardorff, 18, 3938 Fulton Grove, warrant, Aug. 29. Taiwan G. Ford, 113, 100 Southern Trace No. A, marijuana possession, Aug. 29. Nicholas Hall, 20, 4702 Beechwood No. 102, driving under suspension, Aug. 29. Daniel J. Godec, 42, No Address Given, driving under influence, endangering children, Aug. 30. Shaun D. Cooper, 32, 2213 Madison Ave., no drivers license, Aug. 30. Sandra Rocha-Rodrigues, 37, 5010 Linden Ave. No. 3, false


NEW RICHMOND Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Old Ohio 52, Aug. 28. Theft Money taken from wallet, dropped at BP Express; $57 at 410 Sycamore St., Aug. 23. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $65 at 410 Sycamore St., Aug. 29.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. information, no drivers license, Aug. 30. Rashon L. Cheatham, 26, 4487 Paddock Lane, driving under suspension, Aug. 30. Kenneth F. Taylor, 63, 456 Old Ohio 74, criminal trespass, Aug. 30. Benjamin Merritt, 31, 4428 Glendale Drive, driving under suspension, Aug. 30. John R. Nichols, 34, 5303 Belfast, open container, wrongful entrustment, Aug. 30. Amanda N. Braden, 27, 905 Walnut, driving under suspension, Aug. 30. Derrick M. Voltz, 21, 1557 Appletree, open container, Aug. 31. James M. Bullock, 25, 27 Chapel, open container, Aug. 31. William P. Hamilton, 31, 4396 Eastwood, unlawful restraint, domestic violence, Aug. 31. Bruce E. Vaught II, 32, 4973

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Monterey Maple Grove, driving under influence, Aug. 31. Rachel Olson, 34, 3800 Meadowlark Lane, warrant, Aug. 31. Joshua M. Clayton, 24, 2708 Sugartree, warrant, Aug. 31. Haily M. Walker, 20, 4569 Balmoral, drug abuse, drug possession, Aug. 31. Richard Showalter, 45, 1342 Woodville, driving under suspension, Aug. 31. Michael J. McCoon, 24, 1751 Ohio Pike No. 185, drug abuse, drug possession, Aug. 31. Jamie A. Voltz, 36, 18 Meadows Drive, driving under suspension, Sept. 1. Nicholas Linde, 21, 4464 Timberglen, warrant, Sept. 1. Joshua E. Cutter, 33, 976 Tarragon, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Sept. 1. Juvenile, 17, theft, Sept. 1. Brian K. Shultz, 29, 212 Newman Road, drug abuse, drug possession, Sept. 1. Filiberto Abasolo-Orozco, 38, 4593 Summerside Road No. 33C, domestic violence, Sept. 1. Brandon Kidd, 41, 3860 Little Creek, warrant, Sept. 3. Elizabeth Herlinger, 25, 737 N. West St., disorderly conduct, Sept. 2. Steven Herlinger, 30, 3844 Gordon, disorderly conduct, Sept. 2. James Couture, 23, 4558 Roxbury, assault, domestic violence, Sept. 2. Katherine R. Phillips, 22, 3424 Ohio 132, disorderly conduct, Sept. 2. Jeffery L. McCoy, 23, 3424 Ohio 132, disorderly conduct, Sept. 2. Cortney S. Beverly, 25, 2059 Whispering Wind, consumption in vehicle, Sept. 2. Tom McQueen, 41, 3481 Ohio 132, carrying concealed weapons, Sept. 2. Krislynn M. Accordino, 25, 2059 Whispering Wind, driving under influence, consumption in vehicle, Sept. 2. Charles Bealer II, 39, 956 Gaskins, unauthorized use of vehicle, Sept. 2. Kimberly Cody, 52, 5 Old Orchard, leaving scene, Sept. 2. Christopher J. Hoeb, 42, 4613 Ohio 133, theft, Sept. 2. John J. Spegal Jr., 23, 24 Church St., disorderly conduct, Sept. 2. Juvenile, 13, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, Sept. 3. Brandon K. Kidd, 41, 3860 Little Creek, warrant, Sept. 3. Alshem Sebastian, 26, 464 Piccadilly, drug abuse, drug possession, Sept. 3. Donna J. Prater, 46, 4261 Ivy Point No. 5, obstructing official business, Sept. 3. Kayla R. Gleason, 24, 44 Washington St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Sept. 3. Zachary R. Neal, 24, 4487 Eastwood Drive, warrant, Sept. 3. Lauren M. Rohan, 20, 464 Piccadilly, warrant, Sept. 3. Theresa M. Williams, 30, 4466 Spruce Creek, warrant, Sept. 3. Ian Stark, 24, 3627 Michigan Ave., open container, Sept. 4. Jamie D. Wharton Sr., 51, 4457 Grandview St., warrant, Sept. 4. William E. Rhoden Jr., 20, 403 Millikin, breaking and entering, Sept. 4. Casey R. Woolums, 23, 2917 Hamilton Eaton Road, falsification, Sept. 4. Marisela Hernandez, 23, 484 Old Ohio 74, assault, Sept. 4. Betty L. Newkirk, 25, 814 Clough, driving under influence, Sept. 4. John K. Skidmore, 42, 2191 Ohio 125 No. 114, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Sept. 4. Michelle R. Kelch, 40, 503 Piccadilly, warrant, Sept. 4. Dwight D. Remy, 48, 10429 Bedford, disorderly conduct, Sept. 5. Sam J. Davis, 30, 342 Marshall, driving under influence, Sept. 5. Reginald B. Gaston, 45, 3983 19th St., theft, Sept. 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at Frank and Jamie’s at Old Ohio 74, Sept. 2. Burglary At 4575 Wood Forest, Aug. 29. At 4129 Forsythia, Sept. 4. At 4239 English Oaks, Sept. 4. Criminal damage At 946 Shireton Court, Aug. 29. Reported at Red Lobster’s at Ohio Pike, Aug. 30. At 1173 Nature Run, Sept. 1. Disorderly conduct Reported at Weiner Lane Apartments at 4524 Weiner Lane, Aug. 29. At 879 Roundbottom, Aug. 29. Reported at Circle K at Ohio Pike, Sept. 1. Reported at Starbucks Coffee at Ohio Pike, Sept. 2. Domestic violence At Eastwood Drive, Aug. 31. Reported at Hunter Ridge Apartments at Summerside Road, Sept. 1. At Rue Center, Sept. 1. Liquor violation Reported at Fairfield Inn and Suites at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 3. Passing bad checks Reported at Checksmart at Ohio Pike, Sept. 2. Theft At 515 Park Place, Aug. 30. Reported at AT&T at Eastgate Blvd., Aug. 30. Reported at Frank and Jamie’s at Old Ohio 74, Aug. 30. Reported at Beechwood Apartments at 3977 Piccadilly, Aug. 30. Reported at McDonald’s at Eastgate Blvd., Aug. 30. Reported at Meijer at Eastgate Blvd., Aug. 30. At 3960 Nine Mile Tobasco, Aug. 31. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Old Ohio 74, Aug. 31. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Aug. 31. Reported at Jungle Jim’s at Eastgate Blvd., Aug. 31. Reported at J&B Tavern at 4056 Mount Carmel Tobasco, Aug. 31. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 1. Reported at Meijer at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 1. Reported at Home Depot at Ohio Pike, Sept. 1. Reported at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, Sept. 1. Reported at Thornton Oil at Newberry Drive, Sept. 2. At 554 Musket Drive, Sept. 2. Reported at Family Dollar at Ohio Pike, Sept. 2. At 1197 Cedar Run, Sept. 2. Reported at Speedway at Ohio Pike, Sept. 4. At 148 Southern Trace, Sept. 4. Reported at Butterbee’s at Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Sept. 4. Trespassing At 454 Old Ohio 74, Aug. 29.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Charles M. Lumpkins, 61, 410 Market St., receiving stolen property, Aug. 20.

Incidents/investigations Robbery Male, stating he had a gun, demanded narcotics at Fitzgerald Pharmacy at 305 W. Main St., Aug. 19. Theft Bike taken at 287 N. 2nd St., Aug. 18.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Alexsis Eryn Sexton, 19, Clermont County Jail, endangering children - torture/cruelly abuse, Sept. 3. Arlene Bernadette Billow, 36, 2191 Ohio 125 Lot 193, Amelia, receiving stolen property, Sept. 4. Jodi J Christman, 40, 120 N. High St., Mount Orab, tampering w/ records, theft, Sept. 6. John Wayne Blair, 34, 2591 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, theft, Sept. 7. Robert Meade, 29, 3541 Franklin Road, Felicity, receiving stolen property, Sept. 4. Kyle Stephan Ruh, 23, 6600 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, theft Sept. 3. Juvenile, 13, Amelia, theft, Sept. 3. Juvenile, 13, Amelia, theft, Sept. 3. Sarah Spilker, 28, 1877 Bainum Road, New Richmond, receiving stolen property, Sept. 4. Michael Brandon Neal, 29, 2730 Ohio 222 Lot 20, Bethel, falsification - public official, mislead, endangering children, Sept. 3. Jamie Marie Clements, 24, 2730

Ohio 222, Bethel, obstructing official business, Sept. 3. Peggy Ann Gardner, 40, 3212 Ohio 756 Lot 16, Felicity, burglary, theft, Sept. 7. Juvenile, 16, Amelia, assault, Sept. 3. Ronald Eugene Brock, 24, 716 Mulberry St., Felicity, fugitive from justice, Sept. 2. Gary Lee Reynolds, 49, 110 Berry Patch, Amelia, fugitive from justice, Sept. 3. Juvenile, 13, Bethel, domestic violence, Sept. 3. Juvenile, 13, Bethel, domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Sept. 3. Juvenile, 13, Amelia, possession of drugs - marijuana, Sept. 2. Michelle Smith, 52, 5147 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, assault, Sept. 3. Travis Eugene Hand, 40, 2392 Ohio 131, Goshen, fugitive from justice, Sept. 3. Matthew Kauffman Ogletree, 31, 370 North Broadway, Batavia, misuse of credit card, Sept. 3. Rashon Lael Cheatham, 26, 4290 Marbe Lane, Batavia, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, Sept. 3. James Lee Reed, 30, 3527 Ohio 132, Amelia, criminal damaging/ endangering, Sept. 3. Ricky Williamson, 40, 2843 Ohio 132, New Richmond, violate protection order or consent agreement, Sept. 3. Jeremy Morgan White, 20, 1393 Random Hill Road, Cincinnati, fugitive from justice, Sept. 3. Juvenile, 12, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering, Sept. 4. Jessica Blair Barton, 27, 3 Vicksburg Drive, West Chester, resisting arrest, attempt - use for orc arrest offense code only, Sept. 3. Kenneth A. (Mio) Steward, 29, 161 Hudson Ave., Williamsburg, telecommunications harassment - call w/ purpose to abuse, threaten, annoy, Sept. 3. Peter Carlier, 50, 284 E. Main St., Owensville, illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana, Sept. 4. Adam Michael Hale, 24, 2264 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 5. William Paul Pence, 57, 32 Hitchcock Lane, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, Sept. 5. Rhonda Lynn Pence, 31, 32 Hitchcock Lane, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs, Sept. 5. Edward Nmn Powers, 33, 330 Green Street, Chilo, misuse of credit card - use expired, revoked, etc., Sept. 6. Megan Marie Jones, 20, 447 Robinette Road, West Union, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs heroin, Sept. 6. Jennifer Marie Heuser, 21, 47 Northbay Court, Batavia, possession of drugs, Sept. 7. Robert James Dale, 20, 961 Old U.S. Hwy. 52, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, Sept. 7. Shannon Lee Henson, 32, 511 East Main Street, Mount Orab, resisting arrest - resist or interfere, theft, Sept. 7. Lori Anne Vauter, 49, 3284 Lunsford Drive, Amelia, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, Sept. 7. William Paul Pence, 57, 32 Hitchcock Lane, Amelia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 17, Fayetteville, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 16, Blanchester, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 17, Fayetteville, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 15, Fayetteville, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 15, Goshen, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Sept. 8. Jason Edward Tenbrink, 40, 5531 Old Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, burglary, Sept. 8. Thomas A. Wethington, 26, 4632 Eddy Drive, Cincinnati, criminal trespass, Sept. 8. Cheri Ann Walton, 38, 1244 East Glenwood Court, Amelia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, Sept. 8.


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