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Clepper Park to get facelift

By Kellie Geist

Clepper Park will get a facelift this fall. The Union Township trustees approved three purchase orders at their regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 9, to pay for improvements to the park’s playground and basketball courts. The township will pay Houck Asphalt Maintenance $19,950 to restore the Clepper Park basketball courts. The other two purchase orders are to Walnut Grove Construction Inc. The first one, for $36,910, will pay for two sets of new playground equipment. Service Director Matt Taylor

said the township is switching from one set of playground equipment to two sets – one for younger kids and one for older ones. He said this has worked well at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park. The new equipment also will include a climbing wall and tented area to keep the slides cool, Taylor said. The second purchase order, for $24,731, will pay for the installation of the playground equipment as well as wood chips and a border. Township Administrator Ken Geis said Walnut Grove Construction is not on the state bid list, but “they would be exempt because they meet and exceed the state bid contract.”

Tennis court reconditioning

Union Township trustees Sept. 9 approved a $24,989 purchase order to Total Tennis Inc. This money, spent out of the capital improvements budget, will pay for reconditioning of the tennis courts at the Union Township Veterans Park. The township also is going to replace the old tennis nets with new, Glen Este purple nets. “If we were to purchase similar equipment off the state bid, we’ve be paying much more,” he said. The funds for the playground replacement and basketball court restoration will come from the

More than 300 people were on hand at Receptions Eastgate Friday, Sept. 10, to bid on items at the Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction. George Brown, executive director of Clermont Senior Services, said it was the largest crowd ever for the 11th annual event. FULL STORY AND PHOTOS, B1

By John Seney

Mobile food pantry stops in Union Twp.

For people in Clermont County, getting to The Freestore Foodbank means driving more than 20 minutes to downtown Cincinnati – and that’s if the economy hasn’t left you without a car. That’s why the food pantry and Inter Parish Ministry collaborated to bring The Freestore Foodbank’s mobile food pantry to Union Township. FULL STORY, A2

When UC Clermont students head back to classes Sept. 22, they will have a new way to enter and leave campus. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 15, officially opened the extension of Old Ohio 74 to College Drive in Batavia Township. FULL STORY, A3

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township’s capital project budget, Trustee Matt Beamer said. That money cannot be used to pay for operations. Beamer said he was happy to see this project moving forward. “I had some conversations with the residents in the Clepper Park area and they would certainly agree that the playground equipment needs to be replaced,” he said. “The park is in dire need of attention. I know it’s something we’ve held off on for the last couple of years because of finances ... but we have capital money available that we’ve set aside for these kinds of things.” “I’m glad to see us getting this done,” Beamer said.

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Auction to help Senior Services

New route to UC Clermont opens



Seeing the lights

Nine-year-old Nicole Jordan of Amelia and Nancy Wenstrup of Withamsville place their memorial lanterns on the lake at Mount Moriah Cemetery during the lantern lighting ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11.

Pierce Twp. considers hiring firm to draw up master plan By John Seney

A Pierce Township committee formed to study the way development is handled recommended the township create a strategic plan for the future. The trustees Sept. 14 began looking for a way to implement the recommendation. Administrator David Elmer said he compiled a list of planning firms that provide master planning services for communities. He asked the trustees if he should ini-


tiate talks with the firms. Trustee Bonnie Batchler said she wasn’t sure if the township budget could withstand the expense of hiring a planning

firm at this time. “We can’t just jump in and spend money if it’s going to put a burden on the general fund,” she said. Trustee Christopher Knoop said

he thought it would be all right to get some proposals from firms without committing any money. “We need to get this thing in motion,” he said. Fiscal Officer Karen Register suggested she and Elmer look at the budget to determine what the township can afford. Trustee Gregg Conrad said in the meantime Elmer should look for two or three planning firms to recommend to the trustees. The trustees then could conduct interviews with officials of the firms, he said.

A new program to treat nonviolent offenders will open up more beds at the Clermont County Jail. The jail, which was built to hold 512 inmates, can house only 240 because of cutbacks in the number of corrections officers. Within the past year, the jail had to close 80 beds because of b u d g e t restraints, said Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg “Tim” Rodenberg. This has forced many convicted offenders to be put on a waiting list to serve their time. The new program is funded by a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Clermont County commissioners Sept. 15 approved the grant and a $9,982.91 cash match from the general fund. Doug Brothers, assistant to the county administrator, said the program will treat non-violent offenders sentenced for drug, alcohol or probation violation offenses. The Talbert House of Cincinnati will administer the program, using a section of the jail that had been closed off. Brothers said the program can serve up to 20 inmates. The participants will be transferred from the general jail population. The emphasis will be on rehabilitation rather than just incarceration. “It’s an effort to halt the revolving door of inmates at the jail,” Brothers said. “This will allow us to get back 20 more beds for more serious offenders,” Rodenberg said. “It’s a way of getting more jail beds without adding staff.” Rodenberg said the program was a positive step in reversing the trend of losing beds at the jail. “It’s not going to solve the problem, but it should help,” he said. “If the program is successful, it might be expanded.”


Community Journal


September 22, 2010

Mobile food pantry stops in Clermont Co. By Kellie Geist

For people in Clermont County, getting to The Freestore Foodbank means driving more than 20 minutes to downtown Cincinnati – and that’s if the economy hasn’t left you without a car. That’s why the food pantry and Inter Parish Ministry collaborated to bring The Freestore Food-

bank’s mobile food pantry to Union Township. The mobile food pantry was at Mount Moriah Methodist Church Sept. 13 giving food to clients of the Inter Parish Ministry as well as clients of other Clermont County agencies. “The (mobile food pantry) helps The Freestore Foodbank get food to communities where people don’t have much access to food pantries,� said Sarah Cadle,

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service coordinator with Inter Parish Ministry. While at Mount Moriah, Inter Parish Ministry staff and volunteers, as well as church volunteers, served 58 families – 224 people. “It went very well and everyone who came had a real positive response,� Cadle said. “At a time when the economy is so rough, people are needing access to food in many different ways – whether it be food pantries, free dinners, food stamps – the mobile food pantry is one more way of getting food to clients,� she said. Mount Moriah Pastor Randy Lowe said the church was thrilled to host the mobile food pantry. “We’ve been working with Inter Parish for years, so when they wanted to come here, we said ‘yes.’ No one really thought twice,� Lowe said. “The mobile food pantry fits in with what we do with our ministry outreach.�


The Freestore Foodbank mobile pantry, which Inter Parish Ministry brought to Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Monday, Sept. 13, served 58 families consisting of more than 220 people. He said Mount Moriah has several members who regularly volunteer with Inter Parish Ministry. Also, the church offers a discount food program once a month and is always collecting non-perishables for the

community. “It’s very encouraging to see how willing people are to help. They recognize that their neighbors need a little help and they are willing to step up,� Lowe said. “We’re all in this together and you


Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church member Janet Rosenzweig volunteered with the mobile food pantry Sept. 13 at the church.

never know when it might be you who needs a little help.� Cadle said the food pantry may come back to Clermont County, but she didn’t know when or where.

Duke driver to face trial Nov. 3 By John Seney

A jury trial will be held Nov. 3 for a Duke Energy driver arrested for drunken driving after he was involved in a crash in the village of Batavia. Kenneth E. Mathers, 60, of Tate Township was arrested May 9 after he was involved in a crash with two other vehicles in the 300 block of Foundry Avenue. The Clermont County

grand jury May 19 indicted Mathers on three counts of aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony, and one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. At a Sept. 14 hearing, Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Victor Haddad set a trial date after denying a motion by defense attorney Shane Herzner to suppress evidence in the case. Batavia Police Chief Mike Gardner said the crash occurred when Mathers

went left of center and crashed into a minivan and another vehicle. The five occupants of the minivan were taken to University Hospital and treated for injuries. Neither the driver of the other vehicle or Mathers were injured. Mathers was on duty at the time of the crash and was driving a boom truck carrying a utility pole. He remains in custody at the Clermont County Jail. Gardner said a Batavia police officer, Craig Graening, was cleared of any

wrongdoing after an investigation was conducted into contact between Graening and Mathers before the accident. Mathers was pulled over to the side of the road when Graening questioned him. Mathers told the officer he was tired. Because Graening did not witness any erratic driving by Mathers and did not make a traffic stop, he let him go, Gardner said. Graening returned to active duty July 1, the chief said.



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September 22, 2010

Community Journal


WW II vet receives medals By Kellie Geist

Robert Dumford, who spent his life in Clermont County, left the Army when his commitment expired in 1944.


A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Sept. 15 for the opening of the extension of Old Ohio 74 to College Drive in Batavia Township. From left are Jim Krumer of the Southwest Ohio Development Center, UC Clermont Dean Dr. Gregory Sojka, John Hemming of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, Beverly Cooper of the Governor’s Office of Appalachian Affairs, Jerry Broshear of Broshear Contracting, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, Angelo Santoro of Santoro Engineering, Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger, County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, Batavia Township Trustee Jim Sauls and Troy Ervin of Kings Way Fellowship.

New route to UC Clermont opens When UC Clermont students head back to classes Sept. 22, they will have a new way to enter and leave campus. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 15, officially opened the extension of Old Ohio 74 to College Drive in Batavia Township. “The college has experienced unprecedented growth in the last few years and we are projecting an approximate 9 percent increase in fall enrollment,” said UC Clermont Dean Dr. Gregory Sojka. “We thank our community partners in helping to make this new roadway a reality – this was truly a partnership effort.” “We are proud of the many accomplishments of UC Clermont as it continues to offer outstanding courses and break records for enrollment,” said Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, who attended UC Clermont. “With the opening of the new roadway, it will give transportation options to students and citizens.” The groundbreaking for the roadway extension was

Funds also were used from UC Clermont and the Southwest Ohio Development Center. held in late May. “I want to thank our crews and contractors for the hard work they did to get this project done quickly and under budget,” said Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger. “The $700,000 project involved adding roadway, curbs, signage and storm sewers in that location.” The project was funded by grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Ohio Department of Development and the Ohio Public Works Commission. Funds also were used from UC Clermont and the Southwest Ohio Development Center. “We would also like to thank Mary Winn Gatch for the donation of 2.7 acres of land to build the roadway expansion,” Manger said.

Of all the numbers Robert Dumford has memorized in the last 65 years there’s one he’ll never forget – 20508215. “That was the number on my dog tag. I’ll never forget it,” Dumford said. When Dumford was 16 he told a recruiter at the National Guard office in Batavia he was 18. Fibbing about ages is not an unfamiliar story with World War II veterans, but the United States wasn’t at war in 1939 when Dumford signed his paperwork. “I just didn’t have anything to do, so I lied. I wanted to be in the National Guard,” he said. Two years later, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Dumford joined the Army. He served as an infantry scout in Company A, 147th Infantry, 37th Division and was sent to the Philippines. “I went all over the Philippines. I didn’t really mind being in the Army. I had good times and bad times, but it was OK,” he said. Dumford, who spent his life in Clermont County, left the Army when his commitment expired in 1944. During an open house Sept. 3, 65 years and one day after the end of World War II, Dumford received six medals and honorable discharge pin. “Some of the medals I got (in 1944) and lost, but some of them I didn’t get,” he said. Clermont County Veterans Services officer Mark Coyle presented the American Defense Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantry Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Dumford also received his World War II Honorable Discharge Pin.




Mark Coyle, officer with the Clermont County Veterans Service Officer, hands World War II veteran Robert Dumford a challenge coin during a medals presentation Friday, Sept. 3.


World War II veteran Robert Dumford kept his enlistment photo, a photo of his unit and his original discharge papers in near-perfect condition since he left the Army in 1944. Dumford said those keepsakes, along with his medals, are important items he can pass on to his children. Dumford’s step-son Dennis Cooper said getting the medals started when he and

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September 22, 2010

BRIEFLY Road meeting

PIERCE TWP. – A meeting will be held in Pierce Township Tuesday, Sept. 28, to provide information for residents impacted by proposed repairs on Upper Cole Road. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the township administration building, 950 Locust Corner Road. It will be conducted by the Clermont County Engineer’s Office.

ing Arts Center at Glen Este High School, 4342 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. All candidates registered to run for public office in the Nov. 2 general election, as well as county-wide issues that will be on the Nov. 2 ballot, have been invited to attend. No registration is required. For more information, contact Elizabeth Fiene at 575-9359.

Town meeting on levy

Eat for dance

AMELIA – Village officials will hold two town meetings on the proposed 10-mill police levy. The first meeting will be 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 28. The second meeting will be 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 19. Both meetings will be in the Amelia Village Council Chambers, 44 W. Main St. All village residents are invited to attend. Money from the levy on the Nov. 2 ballot will be used to fund the police department. Amelia has existing 3-mill and 7-mill police levies, which will be terminated if the 10mill levy passes.

Candidates’ night

UNION TWP. – The League of Women Voters Clermont County will present Candidates & Issues Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Perform-

UNION TWP. – The West Clermont Dance Company is asking for your help. Members are asking everyone to dinner at Chick-Fil-A in Eastgate. Anyone who eats between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, will be donating 20 percent of the proceeds to the dance company. Members will be on hand to say hello.

Suspect wanted

PIERCE TWP. – Police are looking for a homeless man wanted in connection with the shooting of a cat. Police Chief James Smith said an arrest warrant was issued Thursday, Sept. 16, for Drake Kelch, 19. The warrant charges Kelch with injuring one cat, but more charges are possible in the shootings and deaths of other cats, Smith said. Kelch is sought for shooting a cat owned by Marie Pemberton, 1751 Ohio Pike in the Eastgate Village Mobile

Home Park. Pemberton’s cat was shot in the shoulder with a pellet gun, but is still alive, Smith said. He said five dead cats recently were found in a mailbox in Pierce Township. There also have been reports by other cat owners of missing cats. “The investigation continues,” Smith said. Kelch’s last known address was along the riverbank in the New Richmond area, Smith said. Anyone with information about Kelch is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 3523040.

Fish fry

BATAVIA – Fraternal Order of Eagles members will host a fish fry from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the lodge, 265 Foundry St. in Batavia, at the corner of Clough Pike and Ohio 132. Dinner includes fish, fries, cole slaw, dessert, hush puppies, dessert and coffee. Call 513-732-9035 for carry out and/or information.

Help spruce up lake

BATAVIA TWP. – Calling all Scouts, students, 4-H clubs and others looking for community service hours. William H. Harsha Lake is the place to be Saturday, Sept. 25, for this year’s National Public Lands Day. If you enjoy the park, show your appreciation by helping mulch the Deer Ridge Trail from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Afterward light refreshments will be provided by local merchants. Bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy alongside the lake. Volunteers are needed to help mulch an interpretive trail near the Visitor Center, suitable for ages 10 and up.

Other projects may include picking up litter along the lake and river shoreline at the Corps of Engineers Operations Area near the dam, suitable for ages 6 and up. Meet at the Overlook Picnic Shelter near the Visitor Center for a safety briefing at 9:30 a.m. Groups will be assigned trails and recreation areas to help spruce up the park, and enjoy a beautiful fall day outdoors. Groups, families and individuals are invited to pre-register by calling the park ranger at (513) 797-6081. All programs and events are offered free of charge by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road, about 4 miles south of Batavia off Ohio 222.

Turkey shoots

BATAVIA – Batavia American Legion Post 237 members will host turkey shoots beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. and continuing every Saturday afterwards through April at the legion, 2215 Old Ohio 32. Call 732-2428 for more information. All are welcome.

Blood drive

BATAVIA – The CORE employee group from Clermont Senior Services is sponsoring a Hoxworth Blood Drive from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the CSS parking lot, 2085 James E. Sauls Drive, Batavia. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Denise Wood at 536-4015. You also can e-mail her at

Chamber tailgate

AMELIA – Don’t miss the final Clermont Chamber Tailgate Lunch of the year from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday,

Sept. 30, at the Bard Nurseries, 1316 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Tailgates are open to any companies that want to build business relationships in Clermont County and are a great way to promote your business with fellow Chamber members and guests while enjoying lunch in the great outdoors. There is no charge to attend the Chamber Tailgate, but registration is requested. To register for the tailgate, call the Clermont Chamber event line at 576-5005 or register online at

Fly in

WAYNE TWP. – Chapter 174 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will conduct its third annual Southwest Ohio Regional Fly In (SWORFI) at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Winemiller Farms, 6428 Taylor Pike. The free event includes food. SWORFI celebrates grassroots flying. Just like in the old barnstorming days, aircraft will be arriving and departing from the airport’s grass runways. All types of aircraft will be welcome, with particular emphasis on light sport aircraft. Awards will be given to the aircraft arriving from the farthest distance and the best homebuilt light sport aircraft.

Bridge closed

WILLIAMSBURG TWP. – Bridge work required the closing of Ohio 133 over the East Fork of the Little Miami River in Williamsburg for 45 days beginning Monday, Sept. 13. The detour during the closure is Ohio 32 to De La Palma Road and back to Ohio 133.


NEW RICHMOND – New Richmond High School will celebrate homecoming Saturday, Oct. 9, with a dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Homecoming festivities will kick off Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a Clash of the Classes event where students will compete in tricycle races, tug-of-war and other activities. The homecoming parade will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, on Market Street in New Richmond and continue to Front Street. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during half-time of the Friday, Oct. 8, football game against Amelia High School.

Free plane rides

BATAVIA TWP. – Chapter 174 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will conduct the annual Young Eagles Rally at Clermont County Airport Saturday, Oct. 9. This event provides free airplane rides to youngsters from 8 to 17 years of age. Volunteers from Chapter 174 organize this event and provide the pilots and general aviation aircraft that take to the skies. More information is available at A parent’s or guardian’s signature is required for participation. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, at and clicking on the Young Eagles link on the left. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hawk Building at the Clermont County Airport, 4184 Taylor Road in Batavia Township. Parking is available in the adjacent airport viewing area.

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September 22, 2010

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Students, parents get first look at new WT

The staff at WithamsvilleTobasco held its annual Meet the Teachers Thursday, Sept. 2. For many of the hundreds of students, siblings, parents and grandparents who came this was their first time to check out the new school building. The West Clermont Local School District just recently received an occupancy permit for the building. The district couldn’t get a permit earlier because construction was too close to the building and the parking lot wasn’t finished, said Director of Operations Ed Dyer. School started for all of the West Clermont schools Tuesday, Sept. 7.


First-grader Marshall Raley and his grandmother Pamela Raley check out his new desk at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School during Meet the Teachers Thursday, Sept. 2.


Shushruth Sadineni, a first-grader at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School, checks out his new classroom during Meet the Teachers Thursday, Sept. 2.



Andy Wolford, left, and Tristan Wolford play with some of the items in a Head Start classroom Thursday, Sept. 2. Tristan will be in the Head Start program this year while his brother attends first grade at St. Bernadette.


Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School staff member Paula Morris hands a packet of information to parent Myrna Rivas. Rivas and kindergartner Adan Mendoza were two of hundreds of people who came to Meet the Teachers Thursday, Sept. 2, at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School.

First-grader Cole Daniel and his grandmother Laura Amann check out the display case in the new Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School. Meet the Teachers was held Thursday, Sept. 2, and for many it was the first time to see the new school building.

West Clermont approves new graduation requirements By Kellie Geist

The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education members Sept. 13 adopted new graduation requirements mandated by the state, but they have some concerns. The new requirements will go into effect starting with this year’s freshmen. The biggest change is

students now need four high school math credits – including Algebra II or the equivalent, up from three. Board member Barb Hartman said Algebra II is going to be a challenge for many students. “It will probably increase dropout rates because math is such a problem for students. It would have been so much better if they made it a requirement (to take a

class about) finance, checking, loans and those practical math skills many students who are going to college don’t know,” she said. “I’m all for setting the goal high, but I’m also very realistic,” said Hartman, a retired teacher. Assistant Superintendent Mary Ellen Steele-Pierce said financial literacy was build into the new requirements, but it was placed

within social studies, not math. Superintendent Gary Brooks said the district is not receiving additional funding to offer those extra math courses. He also said the requirement is in response to global competition in the math and science industries. Board member Denise Smith asked Steele-Pierce if additional Algebra I classes would be available in the middle school.

Steele-Pierce said that was something the district would consider, but it could be a challenge. For students to receive high school credit for a class, they must be taught by a high school certified teacher. “We’ll be working with both our middle school and high school teachers as best we can to make sure our students are successful,” Steele-Pierce said.

Student named National Merit Semi-finalist Homeschool student Kathryn E. Averwater of Batavia has been named a 2011 National Merit Semifinalist. Averwater earned this honor by being one of the 16,000 students nationwide, out of 1.5 million,

whose scored high enough on the PSAT/NMQT Test to qualify. Averwater now will have the opportunity to advance in the competition and possibly become a finalist and win scholarship money.

Family Connection announces sponsorship with food program

Kiwanis recognized


The West Clermont Local School District presented a proclamation to Union Township Kiwanis members Monday, Sept. 13, in recognition of the programs and services the organization provides in the district. For the last 22 years, Kiwanis has sponsored and given away a car during Operation Zero and, more recently, they hosted ReadyFest to give school supplies to low-income families. From left are: Kiwanis members Louis Moore, Dick Martin, Linda Bloom, district Communication Director Sharon Oakes and Kiwanis member Bob Grethel.

The Family Connection Christian Academy has announced sponsorship of the USDA funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and will be served at no separate charge.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the school is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. Family Connection is at 1126 Bethel-New Richmond Road in New Richmond. For information, call the school at 553-1500.


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September 22, 2010


Union Township hosted its third annual lantern lighting ceremony at Mount Moriah Cemetery Saturday, Sept. 11. During the ceremony, attendees were invited to make lanterns to be lit and launched onto the lake in memory of their loved ones.


Four-year-old Coleman Porter and Brent Porter of Amelia use stickers to decorate a lantern at the lantern lighting ceremony at Mount Moriah Cemetery Saturday, Sept. 11.

Skies cleared for lantern lighting ceremony The third annual lantern lighting ceremony was held Saturday, Sept. 11, at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Union Township.

Although it had rained earlier in the day, the skies cleared and the humidity dipped in time for the event. People who have loved ones

buried at Mount Moriah were invited to create lanterns, which were lit and placed on the cemetery lake at sunset.


Teresa Harmon of Milford walked to the opposite side of the Mount Moriah lake to light and launch her memorial lanterns.



Lydia Tucker, 5, and Maria Tucker, 11, of Batavia work on their lanterns.

About 500 people attended the lantern lighting ceremony.


Linda and Mike Rath of Amelia finish their rice-paper creations for the lantern lighting ceremony.

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The week at Amelia

• The Amelia boys’ golf team beat Goshen 175-206, Sept. 13. Amelia’s Jake Brinker medaled with 5 over par 41 on the front nine at Friendly Meadows. On Sept. 14, the boys’ golf team placed third with a score of 173in the SBAAC Tournament (event two out of five), Sept. 14. On Sept. 15, Milford beat Amelia 160-185. On Sept. 16, Amelia placed fourth with a score of 186 in the SBC Tournament third round. • In boys’ soccer, Amelia beat Felicity-Franklin 4-1, Sept. 14. Amelia’s Jason Drennan and P. Dakum scored one goal each, and Anthony Clark scored two goals. On Sept. 16, Madeira beat Amelia 2-1. Amelia’s Jimmy Lindsey scored his team’s goal. • In girls’ tennis, Amelia beat East Clinton 4-1, Sept. 14. Amelia’s Fulks beat Boris 6-1, 6-1; West beat Nunn 6-3, 6-1; Amato and Buten beat Thompson and Huffman 6-3, 6-3; Houston and McClure beat Vu and Hough 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. On Sept. 16, Amelia beat Goshen 5-0. Amelia’s Fulks beat Martell 6-1, 6-0; West beat Perkins 6-1, 6-0; Chamberlain won by forfeit; Amato and H. Buten beat Musgrove and Robbins 6-3, 6-0; McClure and M. Buten beat Poff and Pyle 6-1, 6-0. • In girls’ volleyball, Amelia lost to Western Brown 25-15, 21-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-10, Sept. 14.

The week at Williamsburg

• The Williamsburg volleyball beat beat Blanchester 259, 25-7, 25-20, Sept. 14. • In girls’ soccer, Clermont Northeastern beat Williamsburg 3-0, Sept. 16.

The week at Glen Este

• In girls’ golf, Loveland beat Glen Este 203-259, Sept. 13. • In girls’ golf, Milford beat Glen Este 198-259, Sept. 14. The Anderson girls golf team beat Glen Este 187-234, Sept. 15. • In girls’ tennis, Anderson beat Glen Este 5-0, Sept. 14. On Sept. 15, Glen Este beat Turpin 3-2. Glen Este’s Daniella Peregrina beat Johnson 6-4, 6-0; Sarah Parrish beat C. Shimm 6-3, 6-4; and Mary Baker and Ashley Dove beat Wessels and Whalen 75, 6-4. On Sept. 16, Glen Este lost 5-0 to Kings. • The boys’ golf team beat Walnut Hills 177-199, Sept. 13. Glen Este’s Peter Brandt medaled with 3 over par 38 on the front nine at White Oak. Glen Este beat Anderson 176-182, Sept. 14. Glen Este’s Curtis Williams and Kyle Collett medaled with 6 over par 42 on the front nine at Legendary Run. On Sept. 16, Glen Este lost to Kings 172-180. • The Glen Este girls’ volleyball team beat Turpin 2927, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 15-8, Sept. 14. On Sept. 15, Glen Este beat Princeton 25-18, 25-14, 25-7.

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Amelia cruises in conference opener

By Mark Chalifoux

The Amelia High School football team made a statement in its first game in the SBAAC as the Barons routed Batavia 48-0 at Amelia Sept. 17. “The boys worked hard in practice and focused all week, the coaches did a great job and the boys executed the game plan,” Amelia head coach Randy Hospelhorn said. “Everyone did a nice job.” Wide receiver Zac Hultz had a punt return for a touchdown and Hultz said the Barons made a statement with the win. “Considering our freshmen got in the game in the fourth quarter, I’d say we made a statement,” he said. “We could have scored even more.” The win pulls Amelia’s record to an even 2-2 and gives the Barons a nice start in the new conference. While Batavia had surrendered more than 40 points twice before the Amelia game, the Barons defense helped in giving Batavia its worst loss of the young season. “It’s a good feeling to win, but this game is over and now we move on,”


A wall of Amelia defenders takes down Batavia quarterback Jake Riley. MARK CHALIFOUX/STAFF

Amelia quarterback Tanner Owens breaks away from Batavia defenders en route to a third-quarter touchdown. The Barons made an impressive debut in the SBAAC, defeating Batavia 48-0. Hospelhorn said. “The kids will tell you I’m never pleased and we always keep striving to keep getting better. We’re still a work in progress. One game doesn’t make a season.” Coming off a 29-point loss to Milford, Amelia certainly got a complete team effort at the right time. While Hospelhorn said there are plenty of things the Barons need to work on, there were a variety of positives to take away from the Batavia win. Senior running back Scotty Weaver had 184

rushing yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns and Brandon Cafferky had 74 all-purpose yards and also had two touchdowns. Quarterback Tanner Owens threw for one score and ran for another. Hultz returned a punt for a score. “Our running game was dominant,” Hultz said after the win. “We need to keep running the ball well and keep playing powerhouse football.” Up next for Amelia (2-2) is Goshen (1-3), a playoff team in 2009 that has been inconsistent in 2010.


Amelia freshman running back Jake Miller breaks off a long run in the fourth quarter against Batavia.

Goshen has a pair of narrow losses on the record, as the Warriors are a few plays

away from being a 3-1 team. That game is 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Goshen. Hospelhorn said the Barons needed to continue giving the effort they did against Batavia and that they needed to prepare well for Goshen. “If you don’t play your best game, you’re going to get beat,” he said. “The kids have done a better job focusing so we need that to continue.” Hultz said both sides of the ball played well against Batavia and that the Barons were motivated to come out strong from the start. “Everyone was fired up and everyone came out and smacked people in the face,” he said.

Q & A: New Richmond’s Dan Scholz The New Richmond football team moved to 2-2 on the season after defeating Western Brown 34-21 Sept. 17. Head coach Dan Scholz recently shared his thoughts on the Lions’ 2010 campaign. What’s the key to string ing some wins together this season? “Not turning the ball over. We’ve had several turnovers at important and critical situations and you can’t do that and beat good teams. We really need to eliminate mistakes and missed assignments and hold on to the football.” What disappointed you the most about the losses to Simon Kenton and Arch bishop McNicholas? “Feeling like we were able to play the game and if we would have just made a few plays, we would of been right there. Both games were very close and we made mistakes and gave up

points. We had eight turnovers in the last eight quarters and we only had six points. When you have that type of output and you turn the ball over (so much), it’s very hard to win.” How valuable is Garrett Myers to the squad? “Garrett is a leader and a guy who is great playmaker. He needs to continue to develop as a quarterback, but he’s a lot of fun to coach because he works so hard to be good; he’s very valuable to us.” How valuable is it to have several guys who can excel in the option? “That’s why we run the option. We have guys we feel are going to be in situations that are going to (make plays). It’s very comforting to know any one of our guys (Austin Warden, Nick Williams, Nick Hill) who are getting the ball could run the option...” What’s been the most

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New Richmond quarterback Garrett Myers has been an invaluable member of the football team this season.


New Richmond junior Nick Hill (27) scores a touchdown over Simon Kenton's Zach Carroll (8) during the third quarter of the New Richmond at Simon Kenton game Sept. 10. pleasant surprise of the sea son? “The No. 1 thing for our team that I enjoy the most is how much (the boys) like each other. This is a team that really cares about one another. They care for each other and play for each other, and that’s fun to be around when you’re coaching…it’s all about our team, there’s no real selfishness going on (here).” With eight sacks going into the Western Brown game, how important is it for your team to get to the opposing quarterback? “Any time you can put pressure on the quarterback, it’s a positive. The guys in the secondary don’ t have to cover as long…I’m not sure we are getting there with as much success as we (would) like...”

Has anyone stepped up who wasn’t on your radar to begin the season? “When you have a team like ours, you expect guys to play. Every team I’ve coached there have been guys who have risen to the occasion to play better. We have a few guys like that, but I expected them to do that. I don’t think anybody popped up out of the blue. We watched guys work hard in the weight room and in the summer running, so we expected them to be able to step in and make plays.” What do you like most about coaching this 2010 team? “Seeing guys grow and develop and mature into better man. You’re helping them make decisions and showing them how to live with (those decisions)...

that’s really a fun thing for me.” What are your expectations for the rest of the sea son? “Honestly, we expect our team to go into every game knowing we have prepared as hard as we could prepare to go win. That’s one of the things about our team: We are just focused on the next game and what do we have to do improve individually, so collectively we can get better.” What do you like most about coaching this 2010 team? “Seeing guys grow and develop and mature into better men. You’re helping them make decisions and showing them how to live with (those decisions)... that’s really a fun thing for me.”


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Sports & recreation

September 22, 2010

Trojans garner win from Vandalia Butler The following is a submitted game summary for Glen Este football. Glen Este’s Trojans parlayed three short touchdown runs by Alec Scardina and a 76-yard scoring sprint by Colin Pittman with some big-play defensive stops to down Vandalia Butler 26-14 in a road game Thursday night, Sept. 16. After a scoreless first period, a 20-yard pass from Shane Seckman to Scardina and an 11-yard fourth down run by Nathan Tilley led to a Scardina 5-yard TD. Three minutes later, Pittman burst through the line of scrimmage and outran the Butler secondary to put the Trojans up 13-0. Two key turnovers created by the Glen Este defense stymied Vandalia in the first half, Pittman’s big hit resulting in Travis Jones’ fumble recovery at the GE eight in the opening quarter, then Matt Jones’ interception in the end zone seconds before halftime. Corey Goedde’s punt return to the Butler 42, an 11-yard pass from Seckman to Mike Hogue, along with a fourth-down conversion by Pittman led to Scardina’s second TD and a 19-0 lead

midway through the third period. Vandalia responded with two quick scores, the second following a turnover at the GE 17-yard line, closing the gap to 19-14 at the end of the third period. Glen Este then marched 80 yards in a near-perfect drive to score the decisive TD, a time-consuming 8:28 minute drive that included two key fourth down conversions by Pittman and was capped by Scardina’s 5yard run. Defensively, constant pressure on the quarterback resulted in seven sacks for Glen Este. Justin Mulloney and Kyle Rettinger each had two, joined by Travis Jones, Trey Blank and James Mikolay with one each. Meanwhile, Goedde and Mitchell Crooks both had touchdown-saving tackles for the Trojans. Playing without leading rusher Austin Duncanson, the GE offense was led by Pittman’s 147 ground yards, while Seckman completed four key passes for 56 more. Now 2-2 on the season, the Trojans will next meet Kings in the Thursday night TV game of the week, Thursday, Sept. 23.


Current and former players from the Batavia High School soccer team participate in The Great American Soccer Marrowthon, Aug. 7. This 24-hour event at the Lebanon Sports Complex raised money and promoted awareness for Be The Match Foundation, which supports patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders. The team played in support of one of the players’ parents who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant. His donor, who was from overseas, was found through the Be The Match Registry. Go to or to become a donor, contact at the National Marrow Donor Program. From left are: Front, Jordan Richardson; first row, Sam Ison, Alyssa Gibson, Jessica Bauer, Sarah Gibson, Bridgette Paul-Prindle and Erica Borque; in second row are Samantha Padgett, Jaclyn Crouch, Kylee Richardson, Hannah Eddelmon, Morgan Turner, Jill Crouch, Brandi Paul-Prindle and Alyssa Morrow; third row, Gabby Morrow, Katie Taulbee, Allison Wagoner, Dawn Goodspeed, Eleanor Bentley, Rebecca Fink, MacKenzie Fisler, Holly Harris, Erin Armstrong, Erin Paul-Prindle, Ashley Gibson, Eva Gipson and Erin O’Brien. PROVIDED

Glen Este girls’ soccer stages 2 comebacks The following are submitted games summaries for Glen Este girls’ soccer. The Glen Este girls’ soccer team staged a remarkable comeback Sept. 1, tying Little Miami 4-4 after trailing by three scores early. On Saturday, Sept. 4, the Trojans nearly pulled off an even more incredible comeback, scoring twice in the last eight minutes and nearly missing two others, as they rallied from four goals down in a 4-2 loss to third-ranked Fairfield. There were no dramatics at Oak Hills on Thursday, Sept. 2, however, as they dropped a 6-0 decision to the eighth-ranked Highlanders. Glen Este 4, Little Miami 4 – Little Miami’s Panthers blitzed Glen Este with three goals in the first 20 minutes Sept. 1, taking a 3-0 lead in the FAVC league opener for both teams. Such a margin is rarely overcome in the game of soccer, but the Trojans

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scored twice in the last six minutes of the first half, then twice again in the second to take the lead, only to see a late goal by Megan Mills, her third of the night, salvage a tie for the Panthers. Sarah Rowe got the comeback started by nailing a 20-yard direct kick into the lower left corner with 5:48 left in the first half. Two minutes later, Karina Atkinson scored for the Trojans following a couple of nice passes by Madi Velton and Cassie Howell. Atkinson tallied twice more after intermission, with assists on the first by Velton, and then by Howell on the go-ahead goal with 16:30 to play, putting Glen Este up 4-3. Freshman Maranda Melton moved back to sweeper for the Trojans midway in the first half, where her steady play helped settle the defense as they held Little Miami scoreless until Mills poked in a loose rebound from a corner kick to tie the game with twelve

Fairfield 4, Glen Este 2 – Co-captain Karina Atkinson converted a penalty kick with less than eight minutes to play, then Corti Pullens headed in a cross from Madi Velton four minutes later, cutting a seemingly insurmountable 4-0 Fairfield lead quickly in half, Sept. 4. Maranda Melton narrowly missed scoring on a breakaway after stealing a pass, then nearly converted a shot from the right side a minute later as the fired-up never-say-die Trojans threw a bit of a scare into the thirdranked Indians on Saturday afternoon.

Walnut Hills 3, Glen Este 2 – Glen Este’s girls soccer rallied in the second half on goals by Karina Atkinson and Corti Pullens Saturday, Sept. 11, but fell short in a 3-2 loss to Walnut Hills as Atkinson’s shot in the closing minutes hit the crossbar. It was the third time in the past five games that the Trojans staged a valiant comeback bid, having tied Little Miami 4-4 after trailing early by 30, then scoring twice and nearly missing two others in the last eight minutes of a 4-2 loss to Fairfield. But they have given up 20 goals in those five games, now standing at 24-1 after two opening wins, despite the fine efforts of keeper Kelly Banfill, who has saved over a dozen breakaway shots this season. The Trojans will take to the road this week, hoping to get back on the winning track Tuesday in Wilmington (after deadlines) and Saturday at Withrow.

BRIEFLY This week at New Richmond

• The New Richmond boys’ soccer team beat Fayetteville 3-2, Sept. 13. Sam Anderson scored two goals, and Zak Ritter scored one goal for New Richmond. • In boys’ golf, New Richmond lost to Western Brown 170-177, Sept. 13. On Sept. 14, the boys’ golf team placed

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fourth with a score of 177 in the SBAAC Tournament (event two out of five), Sept. 14. On Sept 15, New Richmond beat Clermont Northeastern 154-190. New Richmond’s Tyler Flood shot 2 over par 37 on the front nine at Lindale. On Sept. 16, New Richmond placed third in the SBS Tournament third round. • In girls’ tennis, New Richmond beat Deer Park 32, Sept.14. New Richmond’s Megan Tucker beat Engel 6-2, 7-5; Miranda Stilwell and Alex White beat Taylor and Flamm 6-0, 6-0; Savannah Glenn and Kayla Benjamin beat Wahl and Keefe 6-4, 6-2. On Sept. 16, New Richmond beat Clermont Northeastern 5-0. New Richmond’s Casey White beat Dennison 6-1, 6-0; Sarah Jones beat Strotman 6-2, 6-2; Megan Tucker beat Gacek 62, 6-3; Alex White and Miranda Stilwell beat Schrichten and Michaelis 6-1, 6-0; Savannah Glenn and Marisa David beat Writesel and Woermann 6-0, 7-6. • In volleyball, Goshen beat New Richmond 11-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24, Sept. 14. • The girls’ soccer team beat Batavia 4-2, Sept. 16. New Richmond’s Kelsey Hensley scored two goals and Emily Barcheski and Cassie Grooms scored one goal each. Mackenzie Fisler and Hannah Eddlemon scored Batavia’s goals.

This week at Batavia

• The Batavia tennis team beat Clermont Northeastern

5-0, Sept. 13. Batavia’s Katelyn Woodruff beat Dennison 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7); Shayna Wallace beat Strotman 6-3, 63; Jordan Skinner beat Gacek 6-0, 6-0; Amanda Harbottle and Hannah White beat Schrichten and Michaelis 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Caitin Knudsen and Northrup beat Arthur and Glasgo 6-2, 6-4. • In boys’ soccer, Batavia shut out Western Brown 6-0, Sept. 14. Batavia’s Chris Bourque made three saves, and Timmy Knauer, Zach Hargis, McClain Shepard, Luke Bradburn, Ian Malott and Chase Eldridge scored one goal each. On Sept. 16, Batavia beat New Richmond 6-1. • In boys’ golf, Batavia placed third with a score of 188 against Blanchester’s first-place 171, East Clinton’s 185 and Georgetown’s lastplace 224, Sept. 14. On Sept. 16, Batavia placed third with a score of 196 against Blanchester’s 168, East Clinton’s 176 and Georgetown’s 219. • In girls’ volleyball, Batavia beat Felicity-Franklin 25-18, 25-23, 25-19, Sept. 14. Batavia’s McClain Shepard scored four goals and Timmy Knauer scored two. Zak Ritter scored New Richmond’s goal.

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Spirit Night for Glen Este High School cheerleaders will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at ChickFil-A Eastgate. Twenty percent of purchases benefit the Glen Este High School cheerleaders. Please come out and support the Glen Este High School cheerleaders and help them pay for spirit wear and competitions throughout the year. Kelli M. Maggard, Union Twp.

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September 22, 2010






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Help commemorate 4-H with coins Many of you know I’ve been involved with the Clermont County 4-H program since I was 9. After graduating from high school, I continued my involvement by helping my Mom with my old club, the Sew ’n’ Sews. We later renamed the name to the Shooting Stars because so many of our members were boys and they didn’t sew anything. I believe 4-H is a great organization for parents who want to give their kids something else to do, other than sports. I’m a big sports fan, so I’m not putting down sports here. No, 4-H is another activity available for kids that is fun – and if you aren’t careful, you’ll learn something along the way. My 4-H agent was Patti Louiso of Williamsburg. I don’t have enough space to list all the things my friends and I learned in 4-H, a lot of it with Patti leading the way. Thank you. Four-H will be 100 years old in 2015.

And it was born right here in Ohio, in Clark County, by A.B. Graham, who wanted an organization that would give rural kids someTheresa L. thing to do while Herron not in school summer. Editor’s each Those humNotebook ble beginnings spread across the country and world. To celebrate, 4-H members young and old are asking members of Congress to sponsor and support legislation authorizing commemorative coins to honor this anniversary. The legislation is expected to be introduced this month and would authorize the U.S. Mint to produce special collector versions of up to 500,000 silver dollars and up to 750,000 copper-nickel half dollars with designs including the

4-H emblem. Do you know 4-H has 60 million alumni across the country? That’s a lot of voting power. An estimated 518,000 volunteers help lead young people through a variety of projects each year. Only two commemorative coin programs can be authorized each year. It is wise to give the program support now so it can be one of the programs authorized for 2015, and that discussion starts this month. In Clermont County, our national representatives are: • U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, Washington D.C. Office, 418 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Phone: (202) 225-3164. Toll Free: (800) 7846366. Fax: (202) 225-1992. Cincinnati Office: 8044 Montgomery Rd., Suite 170, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Phone: (513) 7910381. Fax: (513) 791-1696. • U.S. Sen. George Voinovich: Washington, DC Office, 524 Hart

Plain truth about real pain Just by looking at me you can’t really tell. The only sign that I’ve been through nearly 17 years of chronic pain is a faint 3-inch, diagonal scar above my left clavicle, caused by the removal of a rib, muscles and scar tissue to relieve nerve pressure. For most that endure the torturous journey of chronic pain, there are no signs at all. Pain, of course, is completely invisible. September is National Pain Awareness Month for this very reason. According to data from the National Centers for Health Statistics, 76.2 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This is more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Often, and unfortunately, family members and friends don’t believe their loved one is in pain because they can’t see it. Maybe you’re trying to get out of scrubbing the bathroom or raking the yard. Believe them. The pain is real. Seventeen years ago this

November, the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend 1993, I woke up and my life was never the same. I’d had a minor fall a couAmy ple weeks prior, Monahan a few odd pains my left Editor’s down arm and in my Notebook neck during the time in between, but nothing to even catch my attention, except in retrospect. That morning, something wasn’t right. By the end of the week, I had pain like fire burning a path from my neck into my left shoulder and all the way down my arm into my hand. The pain has never left. It has altered its rhythm, its intensity at times, its depth of fire, its scope of possession of my body. Name a type of doctor, treatment, or therapy, I’ve tried it.

I know what sitting all day at my desk at work and typing will do – muscle spasms, increased pain from holding my arms in front of me and literally holding my head up all day. I wear a TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) nearly every day, all day during work hours to the point of lesions on my neck from the electrode pads. The electrical buzz coming through the pads has an effect of dulling pain. I receive monthly Botox shots to somewhat lessen the intense neck spasms that pull my head parallel to my shoulder and cinch my entire left arm inward and claw-like. I remind myself I am capable of performing everyday tasks such as laundry or washing dishes or changing bed sheets because I have two arms and two hands. But if I push myself too much, (after all I’ve already worked all day, and this is my limit,) I will literally be bedridden with intense pain.

Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510. Main: (202) 2243353. Cincinnati Office: 36 East, 7th Street, Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Main: (513) 684-3265. Fax: (513) 684-3269. • U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Washington D.C., 713 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510. Main: (202) 224-2315. Fax: (202) 228-6321. Cincinnati office: 425 Walnut Street, Suite 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Main: (513) 684-1021. Fax: (513) 684-1029. Toll Free 1-888896-OHIO (6446). You can also contact them by going to their websites and hitting the “contact us” tabs. Please send a letter, e-mail or make a call. This would be a great way to celebrate the centennial of a really wonderful organization. Theresa L. Herron is the editor of the Community Journal Clermont, Community Journal North, MilfordMiami Advertiser and The Bethel Journal. She can be reached at 2487128 or

Support group

If you would like to take part in a support group now forming for those with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome or chronic pain or their loved ones, e-mail Cyndi Ellis at Ellis, whose husband, Patrick, has RSD, is working to form the group due to a lack of one in the area, she said. I’ve had to learn to humble myself and ask for help. This isn’t easy to do, especially when one looks perfectly healthy. Additionally, since chronic pain sufferers’ pain is indeed, chronic, masking it becomes a way of coping. Who wants to hear about today’s symptoms and ails? Only those very close to me know when I’m having a “bad pain day,” and perhaps the opposite is true, too. I rarely offer up details except when asked. At times, I am almost thankful for the scar I bear, one outward mark of all the years of pain. It says what I cannot. Amy Monahan is a community editor with the Community Press newspapers. Reach her at

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What do you miss most about pre-recession life? “My investment portfolio, my retirement plan and mostly the lack of fear that I’ll have to keep working until I’m 75 just to afford the state-run home they’re going to put me in when the bank forecloses on my house! ‘Nuff said!!!” M.M.

This week’s question Do you think school cafeteria food is healthier today than it was when you went to school? What do they offer now that you wish they had offered then? How far do you think the Reds will go in the playoffs? Why? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line.

“What do I miss most about pre-recession life? The anxiety produced by the choice I make for health coverage each year as a retiree. “I thought it was bad, but it’s nothing like what I anticipate later in the year when I wlll have to choose again for one more year. In spite of the complexity of the whole thing, and the uncertainty about which choice would be best, it wasn’t as bad as it’s gonna be this year after The Messiah’s Health Care Plan has been enacted.” B.B.

“Two years ago both my son and my son-in-law had secure, well-paying jobs (we thought). In that span of time both lost their jobs, got unemployment, then found new, lower-paying jobs with no seniority. “There is constant stress for three families that they’ll lose their jobs again.” R.V.

“Not gasping when I see the tab at Nicola’s Restaraunt.” J.Z.

“I miss seeing the ocean, buying clothes at places other than Goodwil and eating out.

“I miss not having that sick feeling when our child needs money for a school-related trip, and I miss not dreading Christmas, birthdays, weddings and graduations because of the expenses they will entail.” C.G. “George Bush’s first six years.” D.J. “The value of my stock!”

“The number of zeros at the end of my 401K account statement.” J.J.

Sept. 8 questions

What do you think the Bengals record will be this year? Will you follow them more or less than in previous years? Why? “My first thought was 10-6, but since my family has season tickets I need to be more positive, I’ll say 12-4. I love the new additions to the offense ... I’ll be very

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interested to see how that plays out.” C.A.S. “12-4”


“10 and 6. Have to say I like Chad. Should be an interesting year.” N.P. “I think they may go 11-5. I will watch to see if T.O. and Chad live up to expectations.” B.N. “I think they will go 10 and 6. I will watch them when the weather gets a little colder.” L.S. “Will probably follow the Bengals less – not happy with TO in Cincy. Their record does not really matter – the Brown family will still be laughing all the way to the bank.” N.W.S.



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September 22, 2010

Union Township Police Officer Mike Mills walks his children Carley, 9, Audrey, 6, and Bryson, 3, to the Taste of Clermont.

Abigail Williamson and Xacori Briggs, both of Union Township order snacks from Daryl Randall of Withamsville during the Taste of Clermont Friday, Sept. 10.

Walter Potter and Ariana Stone, 2, of Union Township enjoy a slice of pizza at the Taste of Clermont.

Taste expands at its Eastgate Mall location Troy and Cindy Clousson of Union Township get a sample of kettle corn from Dave Hartmann of Sweet Maize Kettle Corn.

The parking lot of Eastgate Mall was packed with booths, rides and people Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, for the annual Taste of Clermont.

This was the second year the event was held at the mall and event Chair Barb Haglage said the additional space has helped the Taste grow. This year’s event includ-

The Taste of Clermont, held Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, is a familyfriendly event hosted by the Village Association of Batavia. Front row, from left are: McKenna Farmer, 10 months, Teagan Farmer, 4, Samantha Magdich, 3, and Sydney Magdich, 4. Back row, from left are: Jim and Sarah Farmer of Union Township and Heather Magdich of Amelia.



ed local and national music talents as well as food booths, rides, games, a fun zone and a cornhole tournament. The Taste also featured a car show Saturday.

West Chester resident Debbie Rush, of D.R. Concessions, flips a funnel cake during the Taste of Clermont Friday, Sept. 10.

For the second year, the Taste of Clermont was held in the parking lot at Eastgate Mall. Moving the event from the village of Batavia to the mall allowed event organizers to include more booths and rides and allow for special events and areas like the cornhole tournament and teen fun zone. The Taste was held Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12.

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Meridian Mark Language Services Partner Madonna Kohnen helped start the business almost two years ago.

Meridian Mark breaks barriers By Kellie Geist

For a business looking to communicate with an ethnic employee or expand into a global market, a language or culture barrier can be a big deal. There’s when Meridian Mark Language Services can help. Meridian Mark in Miami Township can help companies with translation (written word) and interpretation (spoken word.) Company partner Madonna Kohnen said accurate communication is important for a company in all aspects of business. “It is absolutely critical. If you have a language or culture barrier, crucial information can be missed,” she said. Meridian Mark has two staff linguists specializing in Spanish and access to linguists in 150 other languages. But the people Meridian Mark works with are not just people who can speak multiple languages. The company works with linguists who are knowledgeable about foreign culture as well as business topics, such as human resources or sales, Kohnen said. Mireille Chartrand, a French Canadian translator, said working with Kohnen is a pleasure because she understands the importance of quality language services. “Sometimes translations made by automating software doesn’t make sense. It’s important to have a person do the translations and

Madonna understands that,” she said. Chartrand, who is a freelance linguist, also said local companies should use local language services for quality control. Meridian Mark launched in January 2009 and has been doing well. Kohnen said the company experiences 15 or 20 percent growth each month. “(Language service) isn’t something a lot of people have thought about,” Kohnen said. “In the beginning, it was a challenge, but it caught on quickly. We knew a lot of people in business, so it’s really taken off.” The language company works with anyone within 300 miles, so they have a number of clients in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago and Kentucky. Most of the clients are medium to large businesses. Kohnen said companies use Meridian Mark not only for person-to-person translations and interpretations, but also writing, editing and desktop publishing for human resources paperwork, marketing material and more. She said the personal, quality touch is what sets Meridian Mark apart in this unique field. “We treat every customer as if they are our only client,” she said. “We do everything we can to make sure they are more than satisfied. It’s about having a partnership.” For more information about Meridian Mark Language Services, visit or call 575-7676.


Jim and Nancy Parker of Stonelick Township hold the Americana quilt they donated for the Clermont Seniors’ Art, Antiques, and Collectibles Auction Sept. 10.

Auction benefits Clermont Senior Services More than 300 people were on hand at Receptions Eastgate Friday, Sept. 10, to bid on items at the Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction. George Brown, executive director of Clermont Senior Services, said it was the largest crowd ever for the 11th annual event. The event included silent and live auctions. The live auction was conducted by auctioneer Joel T. Wilson with assistance from the father and son team of David P. Lewis and David S. Lewis. All proceeds from the auction benefit the programs of Clermont Senior Services. Debbie Siegroth, development director for Clermont Senior Services, said preliminary figures indicate the auction brought in more than $36,000. One of the live auction highlights was the Americana quilt donated by Jim and Nancy Parker of Stonelick Township. They recently attended the Hachstetler Amish Auction with one thing in mind – to bid on something they could donate to the annual auction. “Jim asked me to mark


Auctioneer David P. Lewis holds up a wooden pitchfork being auctioned Sept. 10 at the Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction. the quilts I wanted him to bid on,” said Nancy. “When I saw the Americana quilt, I knew it was the perfect one for the auction. It is red, white and blue with a beautiful Lone Star pattern. This county has lost so many to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this quilt was just what we were looking for. The proceeds will benefit our seniors here in Clermont County, many of whom are veterans.” Nancy is a member of the auction committee, while Jim is a former CSS board of trustees member and chair. JOHN SENEY/STAFF

State Rep. Joe Uecker, right, asks for bids Sept. 10 on two tickets to an Ohio State football game during the Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction. Auctioneer David S. Lewis, left, helps. Uecker donated the tickets.


Clermont heroes

During the Clermont County commissioners’ meeting July 21, Commissioner Bob Proud recognized Spc. Brian Murphy, who graduated from McNick High School, and Kelly Pels, who graduated from Goshen High School. Pels is getting ready to leave for her third tour and second tour to Iraq while Murphy recently returned from a 14month tour in Afghanistan.

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Mildred Jones of Milford checks out some of the items up for bid Sept. 10 at the Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction.

Martha Danforth of Union Township sits in an antique wooden rocking chair she donated for the Clermont Senior Services Art, Antiques & Collectibles Auction Sept. 10 at Receptions Eastgate.


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September 22, 2010



Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Full Moon Walk, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Beaver Moon. Ages 8 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 8311711; Union Township.


Widowed Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Presented by Clermont Senior Services. 724-1255. Union Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 2 4


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., 248-4444; Milford.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13-$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. Cruisin the Parkway, 5 p.m., Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive, Car show with door prizes, music and charity split-the-pot. Family friendly. Free. 8317550. Milford.

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Country Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Music by the Kinner Old Time String Band. Children’s games, farmer’s market, silent auction, handcrafted dolls and toys, flea market, crafts, raffle and more. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township. Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Theme: Frontier Weekend. Reenactors demonstrate living conditions, horsemanship and weapons work and explain history of what was a very important period in what had once been the Northwest Territory. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Gunfights, dancing girls, crafts, music and magicians. Food available. Free parking. Rain or shine. Family friendly. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. Through Oct. 10. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Primitive Cooking, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Creekside Barn. Join Tom Brown III of Primitive Arts Collective and learn cooking methods of ancient Native Americans. Try eight to ten primitive cooking methods including rock boiling, coal cooking, stick cooking, clay bake, steam pit and rock grilling. Catching food and preservation techniques discussed. Registrants should eat breakfast and bring lunch. Ages 18 and up. $55; $40 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Goshen Township. Nature Mentors Level I, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Continues Oct. 2. 12hour introduction to nature mentoring for parents, grandparents, teachers, nannies and anyone else who works with children. Learn techniques for mentoring children outdoors, basic natural history information, group management skills to focus and involve multiple children and techniques to inspire creative play in nature. Ages 18 and up. Students must attend both sessions to complete the course. $40, $30 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.



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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Health Screenings, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive, Carotid artery screen, abdominal aortic aneurysm screen and peripheral arterial disease screen. $99. 956-3729. Batavia.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Hindu Awareness Day, 5:30-9 p.m., Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati, 4920 Klatte Road, Lower Level. Learn about Hindu culture with inspiring speakers. Mr. Jay Goyal, young Hindu and member of Ohio Congress, guest of honor. Dr. Yashwant Pathak, dean and professor of pharmacy, main speaker. Food available. Family friendly. Free. Presented by World Hindu Council, Cincinnati Chapter. 277-0289; Union Township.


Make a Fall Table Arrangement, 1:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Supplies provided. Adults. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.

Pet Pictures, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Essenza Studio, 746 State Route 28, Receive professional photo of your pet and Facebook photo. Benefits Frankies Furry Friends Rescue, Inc. $10 donation. Presented by Frankies Furry Friends Rescue, Inc. 859-635-9114; Milford.


Spaghetti and Lasagna Dinner, 4-9 p.m., St. Louis School, 250 N. Broadway, Gymnasium. Spaghetti, homemade lasagna, garlic bread, full salad bar, beverages and dessert. Benefits St. Louis School PTO. $8; $6 seniors; $4 ages 9 and under; $4 salad bar only. Presented by St. Louis Parent’s Club. 732-0636; Owensville.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Ohio’s Farm Animals Up Close and Live. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. 893-4453; Loveland.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Harvesting winter squash and potatoes and planting succession of garlic, setting up season extension. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Work one day or the whole season. Free. Through Oct. 23. 6832340; Loveland.


The Old West Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26, at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. Relive the days of the Wild West in a unique entertainment experience. Includes re-enactments, gunfights, crafts, magicians, food and music. Cost is $10; $6 ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. The festival runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 10. Call 866-937-8337 or visit S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Union Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, Theme: Frontier Weekend. Reenactors demonstrate living conditions, horsemanship and weapons work and explain history of what was a very important period in what had once been the Northwest Territory. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 7


Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township.


AARP Driver Safety Class, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike, Main auditorium. Fourhour course on driver safety. Information on defensive driving techniques, traffic laws, rules of the road, how to handle problem situation such as left turns, right-of-way, and other relevant information. Course book and other materials provided. Open to ages 50 and up. Please bring driver’s license and AARP number. $14, $12 AARP members. Registration required. Presented by AARP Ohio. 732-3888. Batavia Township.

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FARMERS MARKET Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 688-1009; Mount Carmel.

COOKING CLASSES Cooking in the Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon, Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Identify, harvest, prepare and learn ways to enjoy local vegetables and herbs. With French home cooks Brigitte Cordier and Martine Enselme. Ages 14 and up, must be accompanied by an adult. $70 for two, $40. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 235-2644, Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Spinebenders Book Club, 7 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” by Beth Hoffman. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Sinatra Night, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Padrino, 111 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Food and drink available. Seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 965-0100. Milford.


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


Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township.


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


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; Anderson Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.



The Showboat Majestic presents the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which will be performed through Sept. 26. The musical is the story of Millie moving to New York in the 1920s to seek her independence. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 513-241-6550 or visit Pictured is Lisa DeRoberts as Mrs. Meers and Alyssa Hostetler as Millie.

After School Leaf Collecting, 3-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring in leaves from home still attached to twigs or, if you’re just getting started, feel free to pick up leaves off the CNC trails (no twigs please) and ask front desk naturalist for help identifying. Open to all ages. Please note Rowe Visitor Center closes at 5 p.m. daily. CNC Members free, $3 nonmember adult, $1 child. 831-1711; Union Township.


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra hosts Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel for its debut season opener, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26, at Music Hall. Menzel, also an actress, most recently can be seen on the television series “Glee.” She has performed on Broadway and the London stage in “Wicked” and “Rent,” and will sing pieces from these musicals, as well as classic pop, other theater favorites, and songs from her album, “I Stand.” Conductor John Morris Russell will return to lead the Pops for these performances. They are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $26. Call 513-381-3300 or visit


September 22, 2010

How do I know I’m making the right decision? ued for a long time – prized in the Hellenistic a n d Roman cultures, as well as Father Lou in Chinese Guntzelman ConfucianPerspectives ism. St. Thomas Aquinas calls prudence the virtue that enables us to do the right thing at the right time. It’s impossible, but who wouldn’t like to be able to do that? That’s because life is complex, relationships require many sensitive decisions, raising children is fraught with balancing love and discipline, and in legal and business decisions the mental dexterity required is mind-boggling. It is not easy to always know what to do. Prudence doesn’t demand we be infallible, but that we put forth effort. Imprudence complicates lives and brings misery to our door. What are some factors to help us become more prudent in our decisions? 1) Be inquisitive enough to gather all the facts and various sides of the issue involved. Half-truths leave us half-informed. 2) Know ourselves well. Some of our decisions are imprudent because we don’t realize how often we decide matters based only on our emotions and not on the facts. We must know when to trust our thoughts and emotions and when not to. 3) Do some “damn good

To sift the gold of understanding from the gravel of impulse is a great endeavor. It would be nice if we could do this with ease all our lives. thinking.” Reason logically, be honest, weigh solid moral principles and what is genuinely good for our self as well as others involved. One theologian described prudence as “the vigilant eye of love.” 4) Our greatest enemies are apathy, fear and selfishness. Apathy leads us to avoid decisions we personally need to make with the attitude of, “Who cares? Let somebody else decide.” Fear brings extreme caution, timidity in making decisions, or taking an unreasonable amount of time to make them. It can also lead us to dread displeasing others – so we conform to what others think is to be decided. Selfishness and pride can delude our minds into thinking, “I have all the answers so why take the time to think deeply or discuss it with others?” “Why consider in my conscience what God might want?” 5) If necessary, be open to seek advice from someone competent whose wisdom we trust. They cannot make our decision for us but they may be able to help us have greater confidence in the validity of our reasoning. Today many people seem to decide, even about important issues, on the basis of minimal information, few values, and little in-depth thinking. Short slogans and spin experts do our thinking for us. Bye, bye, prudence!

Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


BIRTHS Gardner

Trey Daniel Gardner was born Sept. 11. He is the son of Michael Gardner and Brittany Kinner of Batavia. He was born at 10:52 a.m., weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Michael and Jamie Kinner of Batavia and Timothy and

Terri Alsip of Milford. Great-grandparents are James and S a n d y Burchfield of Milford and Trey Gardner Phyllis Alsip of Norwood. His aunt and uncle are Mark and Shelley Reeves of Mt. Orab.


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We learn how to walk by doing a lot of stumbling and falling. We learn how to make good choices in life also by stumbling and falling. Eventually we learn how to do it more effectively, but never perfectly. Making choices, great or small, is a constant requisite of living. To sift the gold of understanding from the gravel of impulse is a great endeavor. It would be nice if we could do this with ease all our lives. But our challenges change across the years from youth to old age. And besides, the circumstances are always a little different each time. So we wind up asking ourselves many times over our lives about decisions concerning our relationships, child-rearing, business decisions, etc., “How do I know I’m doing the right thing?” What we’re really talking about here is the virtue of prudence. Former Yale University chaplain and senior minister of Riverside Church put it this way: “The first of our four cardinal virtues of the Roman Catholic Church is ‘prudentia,’ which basically means damn good thinking. Christ came to take away our sins, not our minds.” Prudence demands a mental struggle. It involves thinking, reasoning, weighing, understanding – and in general much wisdom. Prudence is seldom referred to today. Perhaps it sounds too much like “prude,” or is misunderstood as being ultra-cautious or a namby-pamby afraid to take risks. Prudence has been val-

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Community Journal


September 22, 2010

No-cook banana pudding has great ‘a-peel’ Yesterday I took dinner to a friend who was ill. I wanted to bring a dessert for the family along with the meal but didn’t have a lot of time, so I decided to make banana pudding. Now usually I make the pudding from scratch, like a pastry cream, but that wasn’t going to happen yesterday. So I carried in my nobake version and it was a huge hit. Here’s the recipe for you to try.

My mom’s no-cook best banana puddin’

The “mom” in the title is me. This heirloom recipe is an easy dessert that the little ones can help with, and it tastes so good. You can double this

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen role dish.

recipe for a 9 by-13 pan. If you double the recipe, use the larger box (5 oz. or so) of pudding. I put mine in a smaller casse-

4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 ⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk (this is half of the 14 oz. can – freeze leftover milk 3.5 oz. package instant vanilla pudding 11⁄2 cups milk 1 tablespoon vanilla

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2 cups whipping cream, sweetened to taste*, whipped, and divided or 12 to 16 oz. whipped topping, thawed 3 ripe bananas, sliced About half a box of vanilla wafers Put cream cheese and condensed milk in mixer and blend well. Whisk pudding mix into milk and vanilla and blend until smooth. Add to cream cheese mixture. Blend well and fold in half the whipped cream or half the whipped topping. Make layers in casserole dish: Vanilla wafers, bananas, and the pudding on top. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving or up to eight hours. Garnish with whipped cream and more wafers. *To sweeten whipping cream: Stir in 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar or more to taste before whipping.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen:

• Sprinkle cocoa powder or shaved chocolate on top. • Stir in a couple handfuls of coconut into the pudding. • Make individual ones in wine glasses.

Noodles Romanoff

For Ginny. This is a twist on an old favorite. 3 cups noodles, boiled and kept hot 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped onion or more to taste 1 teaspoon minced garlic or more to taste 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Dash Tabasco or to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except cheddar. Place in greased or sprayed 8-by-8 square baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar. Bake 25 to 35 minutes.

Vegetarian black beans and rice

For the fellow who loves Skyline’s vegetarian black beans and rice. I hope he likes this. I might toss in a shake or two of chili powder, too. 1 cup rice

Rita’s no-cook best banana pudding. 2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed and drained 1 medium to large onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 ⁄2 to 1 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon oregano or to taste Salt to taste Cayenne pepper to taste or chopped jalapeño to taste Optional garnishes: cilantro, chopped tomato, lime juice, cheese Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add beans, cumin and oregano. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix with rice. Garnish as desired.


Readers favorites

I’ve been getting lots of feedback on the Frappe recipe like McDonald’s that I put in the column recently. Seems like everyone loves it!

Can you help?

Rincon Mexicano’s salsa verde for Denise Martinez: “I am looking for the recipe for the salsa verde at Rincon Mexicano restaurant in Eastgate. I have tried several different recipes and can’t seem to duplicate the one at Rincon.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Learn about coins from Liggett The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association invites the public to attend a program about coins presented by Fred Liggett. The program will be at 2 .m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Harmony Hill Museum, 299 S. Third St. in Williamsburg. This program will be a discussion of the origination of coinage in the late

7th century BC in Greece and will continue through the Roman Empire and the following centuries to the present time. The main focus will be on U.S. coins and starting a collection and continuing an interest in collecting. Coins from several different centuries will be available for viewing. You will be able to handle coins over 2,000

years old. If you have coins that you would like to learn about, bring them. Do not attempt to clean your coins as that can destroy the value. Bring a magnifying glass if available. There is no charge for the program, but please register. Call Julia Hess at (513) 724-3657 or e-mail:


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September 22, 2010


Candlelight vigil honors those lost to suicide People whose lives have been touched by suicide gathered Thursday, Sept. 9, for a candlelight vigil. “Each life lost is remembered this day,” said Virginia Dennis of the Clermont Suicide Prevention Coalition. Candles were lit to honor those who lost their lives to

suicide. The event at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township also included a balloon release and performance by the West Clermont By Request Choir. Jayne Wessel of Monroe Township talked about the loss of her son, Aaron, to suicide four years ago.

“We lost him to an enemy we didn’t see,” she said. The vigil was sponsored by the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition and Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio.


The West Clermont By Request Choir performs Sept. 9 during a candlelight vigil to remember those lost to suicide in Clermont County. The vigil was at the Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. Balloons rise into the sky after being launched Sept. 9 by people attending a candlelight vigil to remember those lost to suicide in Clermont County. The vigil was at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. JOHN SENEY/STAFF


Lori Watkins, of Clermont County Family and Children First, lights candles to represent those lost to suicide in Clermont County. A candlelight vigil was held Sept. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township.


People attending a candlelight vigil Sept. 9 watch as balloons are launched at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. The event was to remember those lost to suicide in Clermont County.


Mike and Jayne Wessel of Monroe Township talk about the loss of their son, Aaron, to suicide at a candlelight vigil Sept. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township.

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Community Journal


September 22, 2010

Reasons why not to delay writing your will

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


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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


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


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

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

844 State Rt. 131

Nursery provided for all services

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

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

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


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm


St. Peter Church

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

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

513 831 0196

Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

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

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

Sunday Worship Outdoor Shelter Service 8:30 a.m.

Casual, Contemporary and Music filled service. Enjoy coffee and a donut before the service.

Indoor Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

Pastor Mike Smith


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


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



A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am


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

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

CHURCH OF GOD BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson)

Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor

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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


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

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25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

to make sure your wishes are followed, it’s important to write them down. There are certain things to avoid in order to do it right. Here are some of the more critical “don’ts.”



her and pay the bills while the probate is bogged down in court? Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. If you love your family and want

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

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

the surviving spouse would only receive a fraction of the estate. This could force her into poverty or even homelessness. Even if there is enough money to go around, who will care for

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

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

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

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


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

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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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Worship Services

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

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


CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

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

9:30am 10:30am

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.


Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs



7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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Don’t put it off until later. The worst thing Linda you can do is Eppler procrastinate. No Community matter what Press guest your age, the columnist time is now. Don’t do it by yourself. Saving a few bucks by writing your own document will not provide the level of confidence you and your family deserve. Nothing can replace a faceto-face meeting with an attorney who knows how to draft a will and ask the right questions about situations you may never think of. My husband and I learned this first hand when we had our will drawn up. After allowing for certain bequests, we divided the remainder of our estate equally between our two daughters. The attorney asked that if something happened to our older daughter, would we want her share to go to her daughters (our granddaughters) or have it all go to our surviving daughter. We would not have thought of that on our own and it changed the wording of our will. You may want to leave a portion of your estate to a charity that has meant something to you or helped you when you were in need. Sometimes people who are not able to make a donation while they are living, leave an organization a small percentage of their estate, which can be a nice donation. This also makes a positive statement to your family and friends about your priorities. It won’t happen, though, if it’s not in writing. Next – don’t put it away and forget about it. Things change. Children grow up. Laws change. Beneficiaries may die first. An outdated will could create more problems than it solves. It’s a good idea to get your will out every year and review it. Don’t put it where no one can find it. A will is worthless if it cannot be found at your death. And that puts your family in a probate situation that could be as stressful as the scenario above. Locating the will is another advantage to having a lawyer. Our lawyer has copies of the titles and deeds to all of our property as well as the will itself. All we did, was give our daughters our attorney’s business card. There is no locked box or key or misplaced papers to look for. Talk it over with your spouse and family. No one likes talking about death and taxes, but if you’re not careful, they may hit at the same time. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning at Clermont Senior Services.


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Community UC Clermont hosts Run/ Walk for Scholarships UC Clermont will host its third annual UC Clermont 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at UC East in Batavia. “Last year, the event raised over $12,500 toward scholarships at UC Clermont and this year we’re going to raise even more. Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to join you in starting a team and entering together,” said Meredith Delaney, director of development at UC Clermont and race organizer. Pre-registration is $15 for students or $20 for non-students. Registration the day of the event is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. Race registration is available online at A free T-shirt and goodie bag is included with registration. Breakfast will be provided by Panera Bread & Chick-fil-A. Not a walker or runner? You can Sleep in for Scholarships for a $20 donation. All proceeds will benefit the UC Clermont College Scholarship Fund. Sponsors for the event include Duke Energy, Mercy Hospital Clermont, TQL, International Paper, PNC Bank, Midwestern Plumbing Service, Chem Tec, Chick-fil-A & Panera Bread. For more information, contact Delaney at or 5589964.


Fish keeps well for good winter eating Howdy folks, The time is sure getting away from us don’t you think? When I was a lot younger it seemed time was dragging. When folks would talk about the different years it didn’t seem like that was possible, but here it is year 2010. We attended a 50th anniversary celebration last Saturday evening at the American Legion Hall out of Batavia for a wonderful couple. These two kids have worked hard and raised children to be some great people. They always had time to help other folks. They like other folks have had health problems, but that didn’t keep them from offering help when it was needed. Now you may wonder who this couple is. Well it is Bryan and Jean Lewis. They have been in the Newtonsville area for several years. Bryan is always eager to help repair equipment for neighbors. The Ole Fisherman and wife say congratulations to you kids and many more years together and God bless you. At the reception, Bryan said I need to talk to you. It seems there has been several bicycle rides over that way. Bryan said Aug. 28 there was more than 1,000 bicycle riders that went from the Stonelick area to Newtonsville area. The route was laid out and it covered miles and miles. Now it seems each weekend there are several bicycle rides. The one Aug. 28 was to raise money for Muscular Sclerosis, this

is a very worthy cause. Ruth Ann and I got to go fishing last week a couple mornings. On Wednesday morning we kept six crappie, 18 bluegills and one channel catfish. We are stocking up the freezer for winter. This is like the garden produce – the lake furnishes the fish we eat when there is cold weather and snow on the ground. We were watching the R.F.D. station the other day and there was a farm travel show. They showed a corn head for a self-propelled combine, that would fold up for road travel. The cost of this equipment is very expensive so the farmer needs to be making money to stay in business. The harvest season is now starting so if you see some big equipment on the highway give them plenty of room. Some folks will get aggravated by the slowness, but this farmer with this big equipment is furnishing food for the dinner tables. The farmers will work long hours so when you see them thank them for what they do. The late garden we planted is doing good. The onions, broccoli, cabbage, spinach are all looking good – as long as we can keep the deer from eating them. The Senior Services event at the Receptions Sept. 10 was a great event. The attendance was the biggest it has ever been with more than 300 folks. There was a lot of money raised for the services they do.

The Bethel United Methodist Church celebrated the 150 years the church has been on this same piece of ground. The event was called the Heritage Celebration and the attendance was big. The first part was at the Burke Park, then the music had to be moved into the church Saturday evening due to the rain showers. There was food and games for the children. The folks from Georgetown who make that wonderful ice cream were there. As usual the folks got in line to get their share of the good ice cream. Great job Mr. and Mrs. Manning. On Sunday the church was full, then we went to the middle school for a covered dish dinner. It was great to have some folks who used to attend be there

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 11 Cecelia Drive, Sept. 7.


Entry made into residence at 8 E. Main St., Sept. 7.

Criminal damage

13 postal boxes damaged at 7 S. Kline, Sept. 1.


Solar lights taken at 36 Robinway, Sept. 1. Bike taken at 11 Cecelia Drive No. B7, Sept. 7. Money taken; $125 at 117 Hunters Court, Sept. 8. Bike taken; $225 at 106 E. Main St., Sept. 8.



Kayla M. Vauthier, 19, 375 Clark St., warrant, Aug. 31. Brent S. Smith, 29, 295 Wood St., obstructing official business, Aug. 31.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Food items taken from concession stand at Batavia Middle School; $113 at Bauer Road, Aug. 28.

Unauthorized use

1995 Ford taken; $4,000 at 100 Broadway No. 7, Aug. 30.



Amanda K. Donell, 23, 205 Main St., complicity, Sept. 2.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

McKinley Brock, 26, 5571 Myer Hollow Road, theft, Aug. 27. Mathew Brock, 24, 5571 Myer Hollow Road, theft, Aug. 27. Juvenile, 12, domestic violence, Aug. 29. Patricia A. Willis, 57, 140 Clare St., theft, Aug. 31. Leslie A. Gibson, 20, 15296 Crawford Day Road, violation of protection order, Sept. 1. Kathy C. Martindale, 54, 308 St. Andrews, warrant, Aug. 22. William A. Roehm, 52, 3415 Rivendell Drive, warrant, Aug. 24. Brandi F. Jernigan, 27, 1257 Birchview, warrant, Aug. 24. Rodney S. Poe, 24, 3278 Eiler Lane, warrant, Aug. 21. Jerry L. Storer, 37, 3645 Black Jack Trail, warrant, Aug. 25. Laura O. Young, 21, 100 University Lane, warrant, Aug. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 1259 Ohio Pike, Aug. 30. Male was assaulted at 3562 Nine Mile Road, Sept. 4.

Breaking and entering

Washer, dryer, etc. taken from storage space; $1,700 at 3660 Appomattox No. 85, Aug. 28.


AC unit taken at 3737 Nine Mile Road, Sept. 2.

Criminal damage

Garage door damaged at 3408 Jenny Lind, Aug. 31.

Criminal mischief

Paint balls shot at vehicle at 1135 Hunters Run, Sept. 2.

Domestic violence

At Rivendell Drive, Aug. 29. At Ohio Pike, Sept. 5. At Stillmeadow Drive, Sept. 7.


Dumping reported in lot at 3409 Ohio 132, Sept. 1.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization at 579 Hopper View Bluff, Sept. 6.

Passing bad check

Bad check issued to Fast Mart Sunoco; $160 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 4.


Female reported this offense at 1800 block of Ohio Pike, Aug. 31. Female reported this offense at block 80 of Stillmeadow Drive, Sept. 7.


Money taken from Lee’s Famous Recipe; $331 at Ohio Pike, Aug. 31. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $33 at Ohio Pike, Aug. 31. Refrigerator taken; $1,000 at 957 White Oak, Sept. 1.

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Yarabee, warrant service, Sept. 7. Tyler L. White, 21, 844 Youngs Lane, criminal damage, Sept. 7. Corey M. Harris, 21, 156 McMurchy, drug abuse, drug instrument, Sept. 2. Seth T. Harris, 19, 156 McMurchy, drug abuse, Sept. 2. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Sept. 7.


Male was assaulted at 4436 Meese Road, Sept. 6.

Juvenile, 15, theft, Sept. 3. James C. Bissantz, 22, 4068 Ohio 276, persistent disorderly conduct, Sept. 5. Robert D. Fox II, 41, 474 Old Ohio 74, operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 6. Ann N. Gulat, 20, 20 High Meadow, warrant service, Sept. 6. Amy Berry, 33, 135 Newlun Court, disorderly conduct, Sept. 6. Danielle M. Berry, 18, 195 Greenwood, disorderly conduct, Sept. 6. Michael L. Huebner, 61, 4726 Vicbarb Ave., operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 6. Johnny L. Begley, 25, 5250 Aber Road, no drivers license, Sept. 6. James C. Bissantz, 22, 4068 Ohio 276, criminal trespass, menacing, Sept. 7. Jessica D. Taylor, 18, 3854 Dieckman, underage consumption, Sept. 6. Jason D. Woods, 24, 560 Anchor Drive, child endangering, domestic violence, Sept. 4. Michael Allen, 23, 446 Ohio Ave., aggravated menacing, Sept. 5. Haile R. Moore, no age given, 2968 Sydney Ave., warrant service, Sept. 1. Christopher R. Lawrence, 21, 1366 Wagner, warrant service, Sept. 5. Christopher L. Stacy, 24, 4706 Buckskin Trail, warrant service, Sept. 4. Derrick Zeller, 19, 824 Loda Drive, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 4. Bryan Colyer, 18, 1172 Creekridge, warrant service, Sept. 4. Justin M. Demaio, 22, 4466 Courtwood, drug abuse, Sept. 5. Steven C. Woodington, 31, 824 Clough, disorderly conduct, Sept. 4. Bryan Curtis, 23, 824 Clough, disorderly conduct, Sept. 4. Danny K. Walker, 34, Box 400, obstructing justice, Sept. 5. Robert J. Shelton, 27, Merwin Ten Mile Road, drug abuse, Sept. 4. Scott R. Shiveley, 29, 727 Loda Drive, driving under suspension, Sept. 4. Edwin Molina, 40, 526 Ohio 74, no drivers license, Sept. 2. Laura E. Thom, 61, 5462 Beechmont No. 8, warrant, Sept. 4. Juvenile, 17, theft, underage consumption, Sept. 2. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Sept. 2. Rebecca A. Halderman, 30, drug possession, paraphernalia, driving under influence, Aug. 30. Jennifer R. Jeffries, 22, 268 Seton Court, leaving the scene, Aug. 31. Steven R. Penza, 23, 169 Cardinal, warrant service, Sept. 2. Randy L. Lynch, 21, 2191 Ohio Pike, drug possession, paraphernalia, Sept. 2. David L. Hartman, 26, 1751 Conklin Road, marijuana possession, Sept. 2. Chris D. Redkey, 21, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, obstructing official business, Sept. 2. Jeff Brandenburg, no age given, 4672 Northridge, driving under suspension, Sept. 3. Jackie L. Hopkins, 24, 4672 Northridge, wrongful entrustment, Sept. 3. Anthony L. Bauer II, 41, 2280 Bethel Hygiene, resisting arrest, driving under influence, Sept. 4. Michael Thomason, 44, 5360 Sugar Camp, corrupt activity, conspiracy to manufacture, illegal assembly, Sept. 8. Christopher Lipka Jr., 23, 4811 Plainville, illegal assembly, conspiracy to manufacture, Sept. 8. Rita Ervin, 44, 4563 Summerside, theft, menacing, Sept. 7. Gerald S. Hawkins, 55, 991 Crisfield, leaving the scene, Sept. 9. Jerry Berling, 29, 824 Clough, disorderly conduct, Sept. 8. Alastair Means, 27, 4003 Brandychase, drug possession, Sept. 8. Alma A. Shockley, 50, 3967 Piccadilly, disorderly conduct, Sept. 7. Stephanie M. Ell, no age given, 439




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Scrap metal taken from Hytech Automotive at Ohio Pike, Sept. 3. Fishing poles, etc. taken; $242 at 859 Bradbury, Sept. 2. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 2. Radio, tools, etc. taken from sheds; $1,624 at 3685 Maplewood and 1206 Sycamore, Sept. 4. Food items taken from Kroger; $15 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 2.



Incidents/investigations Assault

Breaking and entering

Rock thrown through glass doors of Dillard’s at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 2.


Female reported this offense at 4263 Ferguson No. 6, Sept. 2. Laptop computer and X-Box taken; $1,100 at 4002 Austin Drive, Sept. 6.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at 647 Ohio 74, Sept. 6. Vehicle keyed at 4485 Timber Glen, Sept. 5. Vehicle damaged at 9473 Eastwood, Sept. 8. Trespassing on property at 435 Clough Pike, Sept. 3.

Domestic violence At Ivy Point, Sept. 2.


Female reported this offense at block 11 of Carriage Station, Sept. 2.

Sexual battery

Reported at 4300 block of Glen Este Withamsville, Sept. 10.

Squad transport

1-year-old baby revived after near drowning at 4015 Brandychase, Sept. 6.


iPod and cash taken; $270 at 484 Old Ohio 74, Sept. 6. Bike taken; $650 at 586 Hamblin, Sept. 5. Jewelry taken from Kohl’s; $353 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 3. Purse taken from vehicle at 4570 Schoolhouse, Sept. 4. WII and TV taken; $600 at 879 Roundbottom, Sept. 4. Food items taken from Walmart; $27 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 5. 1998 Toyota taken at Bob Summerel Tires; $4,500 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 4. Sander and nailer taken from vehicle at Home Depot; $3,600 at 520 Ohio Pike, Sept. 4. Pressure washer taken at Wendy’s; $200 at 4559 Eastgate, Sept. 5. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $500 at 1156 Muirwood, Sept. 4. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $225 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 3. Money taken from safe at Burger King; $100 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 3. Clothing taken from JC Penney; $440 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 4. Medication taken at 4430 Glendale, Sept. 3. Laptop computer and GPS unit taken from vehicle; $550 at 766 Regent, Sept. 4. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $42 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 2. Jewelry taken; $6,000 at 484 Old Ohio 74 No. A307, Aug. 30. Cash taken; $425 at 4563 Northcross, Aug. 31. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 111 Newlun Court, Sept. 7. GPS unit and cellphone taken at 4423 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Sept. 4. 2002 Ford taken at 4621 Locust Grove, Sept. 7.



Juvenile, 15, criminal damage, Aug. 28.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Cabinet door, etc. broken at 604 W. Main St., Aug. 28.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization; $3,965 at 164 N. Broadway, Aug. 30.


Frederick A McClanahan, 23, 2730 Ohio 222, Lot 17, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2365 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Sept. 9. Juvenile, 17, breaking and entering, Bethel, Sept. 9. Juvenile, 17, vandalism, Bethel, Sept. 9.

Ronald Ison, 27, 4 Pineview Drive, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 4 Pineview Drive, Amelia, Sept. 8. Walter T. Richardson, 25, 5674 Cypress Way, Milford, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property at 5665 Marathon-Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 8. Floyd Vernon Gardner, 56, 2415 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, disorderly conduct at 2199 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Sept. 7. Robert Kevin Deweese, 21, 111 East Main St., Amelia, notice of change of address at 111 East Main Street, Amelia, Sept. 9. Juvenile, 15, possession of drugs marijuana, Bethel, Sept. 8. Lawrence M. Stevens, 38, 1137 Richey Road, Felicity, violate protection order or consent agreement at 19 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, Sept. 9. Juvenile, 17, criminal damaging/ endangering, Owensville, Sept. 9. Manion F. McCollum, 50, 2205 Berry Road, Amelia, domestic violence at 2205 Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 8. Manion F. McCollum, 50, 1756 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2205 Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 12. Steven Matthew Colley, 24, 2745 Ohio 132, New Richmond, fugitive from justice at 270 East Main St., Batavia, Sept. 9. Marie Renee Augst, 32, 2755 Ohio 132, No. 160, New Richmond, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 9. Frank P. Brummett, 42, 4689 Ohio 276, Batavia, possession of drugs at 4000 Golden Age Drive, Batavia, Sept. 9. Dennis Stewart, 33, 108 S. Grove Street, Blanchester, possession of drugs - marijuana at Marathon Edenton/ Taylor Pike, Blanchester, Sept. 10. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Sept. 11. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, New Richmond, Sept. 11. Shannon E. Tumey, 31, 50 9th Ave, Peebles, receiving stolen property at 4370 Eastgate Square Drive, Cincinnati, Sept. 12. Joyce Pelfrey, 39, 4239 Ohio 132, Batavia, domestic violence at 1794 Sunny Acres Drive, Amelia, Sept. 12. Casey Swinegar, 22, 6 Pineview Drive, Amelia, domestic violence at 6 Pineview Drive, Amelia, Sept. 12.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At Bartlow Road, Felicity, Sept. 8.


At 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 10. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Sept. 12.

Breaking and entering

At 3571 Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 17. At 2135 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Sept. 6. At 3384 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 11. At 3393 Legion Lane, Bethel, Sept. 9. At 3708 Ohio 131, Williamsburg, Sept. 9. At 5665 Marathon-Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 2.


At 1202 Saddletop Ridge, Batavia, Sept. 9. At 1750 Stevens Road, New Richmond, Sept. 9. At 1975 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Sept. 7. At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Sept. 8. At 2365 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, July 31. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 9. At 3061 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, Sept. 11. At 3453 Sodom Road, Hamersville, Sept. 10. At 3571 Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 17. At 3779 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, Sept. 7. At 400 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 12. At 4460 Elmwood Road, Batavia, Sept. 11. At 50 Madagascar Drive, Amelia, Sept. 12. At 5150 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Sept. 7. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 9.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 12 Pineview Drive, Amelia, Sept. 6. At 2915 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, Sept. 10. At 330 East Main St., Owensville, Sept. 8. At 3393 Legion Lane, Bethel, Sept. 9.

At 74 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Sept. 8.

Criminal mischief

At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 6.

Criminal trespass

At 1265 Laurens Ridge Road, Moscow, Sept. 12. At 2012 Sleigh Bell Court, Amelia, Sept. 8. At 2291 Hulington Road, Bethel, Sept. 11.

Discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises

At 1258 Twelve Mile Road, New Richmond, Sept. 12.

Disorderly conduct

At 174 Savannah Circle, Batavia, Sept. 6. At 2199 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Sept. 7. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Sept. 9. At 5062 Ohio 132, Batavia, Sept. 10.

Domestic violence

At Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 8. At Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 11. At Sunny Acres Drive, Amelia, Sept. 12. A Pineview Drive, Amelia, Sept. 12.

Drug paraphernalia

At 3824 Happy Hollow Road, Bethel, Sept. 7.

False report of child abuse or neglect

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 11.

Fugitive from justice

At 270 East Main St., Batavia, Sept. 9.

Gross sexual imposition

At 4146 Ohio 276, Batavia, Sept. 9.

Identity fraud

At 3606 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 9. At 1684 Craver Road, Milford, Sept. 7. At 2181 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 8.


At 1 Bulldog Place, Batavia, Sept. 10. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Sept. 12. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Sept. 9.

Misuse of credit card

At 3476 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 8.

Notice of change of address

At 111 East Main Street, Amelia, Sept. 8.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At 1339 Covedale Lane, Amelia, Sept. 11.

Passing bad checks

At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 11.

Possession of drugs - heroin

At 3824 Happy Hollow Road, Bethel, Sept. 7.

Possession of drugs - marijuana

At 3420 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Sept. 8. At Marathon Edenton/ Taylor Pike, Blanchester, Sept. 10.

Possession of drugs

At 4000 Golden Age Drive, Batavia, Sept. 9.

Receiving stolen property

At 2365 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, July 31. At 4 Pineview Drive, Amelia, Aug. 31. At 4370 Eastgate Square Drive, Cincinnati, Sept. 12. At 5665 Marathon-Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 2.

Sexual imposition

At Ohio 276, Batavia, Sept. 9.


At 1238 Clermontville Spur St., New Richmond, Sept. 7. At 1015 Hopewell Road, Felicity, Sept. 8. At 206 West Lane, Georgetown, Sept. 10. At 1524 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Sept. 6. At 1632 US Route 52, New Richmond, Sept. 9. At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, Sept. 7. At 1723 Swope Road, Bethel, Sept. 6. At 1756 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, Sept. 6. At 1975 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Sept. 7. At 2135 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Sept. 6. At 2409 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 9. At 2597 Bantam Road, Bethel, Sept. 11. At 2690 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, Sept. 7. At 2794 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 10. At 2893 Mt. Pisgah Road, New Richmond, Sept. 9. At 2915 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, Sept. 10. At 331 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Sept. 6. At 4 Pineview Drive, Amelia, Aug. 31. At 4226 Barton Drive, Batavia, Sept. 10. At 4247 Grissom Drive, Batavia,

Sept. 8. At 5638 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 12. At 6514 Ohio 133, Goshen, Sept. 10. At 6805 Ohio 727, Goshen, Sept. 12. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 9. At 754 Wright St., Batavia, Aug. 18. At Olive Branch Stonelick, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 1207 Wilson Dunham Hill Road, New Richmond, Sept. 3. At 1354 Wilson Dunham Hill Road, New Richmond, Sept. 3. At 1408 Wilson Dunham Hill Road, New Richmond, Sept. 3. At 1727 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel, Bethel, Sept. 5. At 200 Rays Run, New Richmond, Sept. 3. At 3443 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 31. At 3681 Blue Sky Park Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 24. At 100 Rays Run, New Richmond, Sept. 2. At 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Sept. 5. At 116 Forest Meadow Drive, Batavia, Aug. 15. At 1202 Saddletop Ridge, Batavia, July 24. At 1524 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Sept. 6. At 1696 Clermontville Laurel, New Richmond, Sept. 4. At 1756 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, Sept. 6. At 1903 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 31. At 2 Sari Lane, New Richmond, Sept. 2. At 2135 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Sept. 6. At 215 Savannah Circle, Batavia, Sept. 4. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Sept. 2. At 221 Park Meadow Drive, Batavia, Sept. 3. At 2535 Hwy. 28, Goshen, Sept. 1. At 274 Bear Creek Road, Felicity, Sept. 1. At 2772 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, Sept. 2. At 2894 Mt. Pisgah Road, New Richmond, Sept. 3. At 3214 Marshall Drive, Amelia, Sept. 1. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 14. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 22. At 3306 Pliney Drive, Amelia, Sept. 2. At 331 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Sept. 6. At 3398 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Sept. 4. At 3399 Bethel Concord Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 9. At 3493 Ohio 131, Williamsburg, Aug. 14. At 3529 Weaver Road, Batavia, Aug. 16. At 3556 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At 3558 Clover Road, Bethel, Aug. 9. At 3691 Lucas Road, Goshen, Aug. 3. At 3839 Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 2. At 4 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Aug. 31. At 4122 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At 4643 Sharps Cutoff Road, Batavia, Aug. 14. At 4726 Hawley Road, Batavia, July 31. At 4789 Jester Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 31. At 5031 Ohio 132, Batavia, Sept. 1. At 5301 Glancy Corner Marathon Road, Williamsburg, July 27. At 595 Ohio 222, Felicity, April 7. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 2. At 754 Wright St., Batavia, Sept. 2. At 83 Deermeadow Lane, Batavia, Sept. 3.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle At 2911 Old 32, Batavia, Aug. 20. At 1000 Elm St., Felicity, Aug. 31.

Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

At Ohio 232, New Richmond, Sept. 10.

Unruly juvenile offenses

At Clermontville Laurel Road, New Richmond, Sept. 6. At Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 2. At Clermontville Laurel Road, New Richmond, Sept. 6. At Savannah Circle, Batavia, Sept. 12.


At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Sept. 4. At 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Sept. 5.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 42 North Bay Court, Batavia, Aug. 20. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 31.At 3571 Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 17. At 19 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, Sept. 8. At 2205 Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 12. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 9. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Sept. 8.


Travis Roberts, Batavia, deck, 4609 Steeplechase, Batavia Township. Sharon Sieger, New Richmond, pole barn, 1536 Bethel New Richmond Road, Monroe Township, $9,800. Green Excavating, Bethel, alter, 2668 Ohio 132, Ohio Township; alter, 3696 Spring Grove, Tate Town-

ship; alter, 3213 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg Township. Richard McFarland, Amelia, accessory building, 3164 Ohio 132, Ohio Township, $25,000. Ronald Stone, Cincinnati, HVAC, 526 Kittery Lane, Pierce Township. Bo McKay Inc., Amelia, alter, 3229 Jenny Lind Road, Pierce Township.

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Arnaldo Vazquez, Cincinnati, deck, 1175 Westchester Way, Union Township, $30,000. Herring Construction, Sardinia, deck, 4654 Summerside Road, Union Township. Charles Dehner, Cincinnati, alter, 4299 Cider Mill Drive, Union Township. William Wright Jr., Cincinnati, HVAC, 513 Roney Lane, Union Township. Zimmer Heating, Cincinnati, HVAC, 4798 Beechwood Farms, Union Township. Gregory Rudd, Cincinnati, HVAC, 701 Levitt Place West, Union Township. Wilma Armstrong, Cincinnati, alter, 882 Meadow Ridge, Union Township.

Mark Shorten, Williamsburg, pole barn, 16 Lynn Court, Williamsburg Township, $7,000.


Bernard Fox, Cincinnati, alter, 56 Main St., Amelia Village. Global Sign Co. Liberty Township, sign, 56 Main St., Amelia Village. Fire Extinguisher Services, Cleves, fire suppression, 4230 Grissom Drive, Batavia Township. MSA Architects, Cincinnati, renovation, 4001 Filager Road, Batavia Township, $345,000; parking lot, $285,000; alter, $4.000. Cross County Pole Building, Loveland, pole barn, 4052 Amelia Olive

Branch, Batavia Township, $13,000. Herbert D. Milton Jr., Williamsburg, alter, 4220 Curliss Lane, Batavia Township. Harris Excavating, Pleasant Plain, alter, 2828 Ohio 222, Monroe Township. WL Sturm Electric, Florence, Ky., fire alarm, 4530 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. CBL Eastgate Mall, Avon, Ohio, tents, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. Atlantic Sign Co., Cincinnati, sign, suite 332, 4601 Eastgate Blvd. Union Township.

On the record

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


43 Amelia Olive Branch Road, A. J. Rodenberg Jr., Sheriff of Clermont County to Quality Properties Asset Mgmt. Co., 8.473 acre, $633,333.34. 5 Eastridge Drive, Mario & Tandi De Paz to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $70,000. 38 Hummingbird Way, Rick Cooper, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $120,000. 28 Mynah Drive, Angelo Mitchell, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.3090 acre, $90,000. 55 Robin Way, Jamie & Amy Mentzel to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.2500 acre, $85,727.72. 16 Robin Way, Matthew & Gabrielle Ollendick to Andrew Jason Smith, 0.2290 acre, $129,900.


1320 Hammann Drive, Ann Marie Demeyere-Lahti to Thomas Downey, $125,000. 4283 Hickory Park Lane, The Drees Co. to Ashlee Greiner, $70,900. 4586 Juley Way, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC. to David Mueller, $126,800. 6 Parcels, Fischer Dev. Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., $246,201. 2045 River Birch Drive, Amanda & Josh Milton to Beatrice Messer, 0.3190 acre, $140,000. 3764 Waterstone Court, Robert & Kimberly Emmert to Richard & Sandra Vallett, 0.2324 acre, $176,500. 1434 Woodbury Glen Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Ronald & Susan Gaines, 0.3042 acre, $229,000.


1889 Ohio 232, Steven Verkamp, et al. to Bank of American NA, trustee, 0.3900 acre, $81,023.58.


520 Caroline St., William Corcoran, trustee to David & Lisa Workman, 0.28 acre, $99,900. 3016 Ohio 132, Damon & Regina Kingery to John & Jennifer Rogers, 0.5090 acre, $93,000.


3749 Hopper Hill Road, Viola Stimec, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., $61,289.90. 524 Kittery Lane, Jeffrey & Carla Kirker to Nicholas & Phyllis Mendoza, 1.3610 acre, $320,000. 1350 Locust Lake Road, U.S. Bank NA to Stephen Bunker, $60,110.


609 Carefree Drive, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee to Don & Donna Cole, $53,500. Lot 29 Duncan Drive, Park National Bank to Anthony Rivers, 0.4590 acre, $19,000. 4465 Eastgate Blvd., PNC Bank NA to MST Eastgate LLC., 1.0270 acre, $750,000. 865 Jerome Park, John & Karen Henson to John Harkleroad, $275,000. 501 Mapleport Drive No. F, Linda Diane Brink, trustee to David & Denise Glaser, $121,750. 4074 McLean Drive, Adam Harding to First Horizon Home Loans, $80,000. 4532 New Market Court, Richard Joseph Kemper Jr. to Evonda Kunkel, $50,000. 5122 & 5120 Oak Brook Drive, Beechwood Partner to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC., 1.9832 acre, $120,000. 456 Old Ohio 74, Susan Brinkman to Frederick & Todd Brinkman, 0.5000 acre, $14,250. 5121 Romohr Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Stonecrest Income & Opportunity Fund, 1.0000 acre, $110,250. 4552 Tealtown Road, Donald Minton, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $110,622.80. 673 Terrace Hill Trail, Brian Rassi, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $110,000. 4071 Woodsly Drive, The Drees Co. to Ming So, 0.3370 acre, $247,180.


3792 Happy Hollow Road, Joel Baker, et al. to Citizens Union Bank, 5.0360 acre, $120,000. 4318 N. Ellis Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robert & Maureen Zachary, 0.08 acre, $37,000.

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


Phyllis A. Robinson vs. Marsha P. Ryan and MJO LTD Eastgate Village, worker’s compensation Thomas M. Fortin vs. Thomas M. Fortin and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator Ohio Bureau of Workers, worker’s compensation Noralee Cmehil vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Jodi Acton, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Charlotte J. Ray, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Stephanie Hardin, et al., foreclosure One West Bank FSB vs. Paul s. Martin, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Ronald T. Falco, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Pamela S. Abner and JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Melissa G. Merkel and William A. Merkel, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Cecil R. Johnson Jr., et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. William C. Wahl, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Scott W. Mason, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jerry T. Wetzel Jr., et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Paula A. Guertin, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ramsey Wallace and Michelle Wallace, foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Alice Reed and Brookstone Homeowners Association, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Geniene Piche, et al., foreclosure PNC Mortgage vs. Phillip Wilson and PNC Bank NA, foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Devin J. Shutt, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Michelle Steffan and Scott Steffan, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Crystal Elbrecht, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Anthony J. Scott and Ashley M. Fisler, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Melissa Bullock, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Eric L. Noak, et al., foreclosure Gregory D. Sams and Tara M. Sams vs. Danny R. Geier, other civil DH Capital Management Inc. vs. James Hammer, other civil Beneficial Financial I Inc. vs. Allen E. Bair, other civil John L. Wilson vs. Debra E. Benedict, other civil Monsanto Company vs. Gayle Greager, other civil Advertiser Printers Inc. vs. Sophisticated Marketing Inc. and Keith Sprunk, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Jesse C. Dunbar, other civil Citimortgage Inc. vs. Katrina R. Atkins, other civil JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Nature Outfitters Inc., et al., other civil Jessica Masterson vs. Tony Crabtree, other tort BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael B. Erwin, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. John M. Lusk Jr. and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage Inc. vs. Michael S. McCarthy, et al., foreclosure One West Bank FSB vs. Trace J. Foley, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Roy R. Crutchfield, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Manuel E. Bustamante, et al., foreclosure

Citimortgage Inc. vs. Timothy J. Nourie, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. John W. Constable Jr., et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Thelma Featherlike, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA successor by merger vs. Regina Masterson, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Gary A. Smith, et al., foreclosure Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Chris Haney, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Timothy Curtis Boggs, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Samuel P. Napier, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Todd Melton and Patricia Melton, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Amber J. Wells, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Susan M. Bowen, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Phyllis A. Brown and United States of America Farmers Home, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Martin H. Ford and Holly A. Ford, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Sharon L. Wall, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Charles M. Pfeffer and Frankie L. Larter, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Kristopher J. Willis, et al., foreclosure One West Bank FSB vs. Paul S. Martin, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Harold V. Banks, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Kevin Newbanks, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Ronald T. Falco, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Roberta S. Smith, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Floyd L. Maynard, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Justin E. Panno, foreclosure Chase Bank USA NA vs. Virginia M. Dennis, other civil Gunning & Associates Marketing Inc. vs. Pat McCloud, other civil Winona Varney and Scott Varney vs. Westfield Insurance Company and Thomas Brate, other civil American Express Centurion Bank vs. Adam Beetz, other civil General Electric Credit Union vs. Lori Slater and Calvin S. Slater, other civil General Electric Credit Union vs. Timothy R. Nelson and Kristan D. Nelson, other civil Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Marc Smit, other civil

Tammy Rena Baird vs. Charles Steven Baird Sonya Hughes vs. Robert Hughes Brianna J. Harrison vs. Corbit O. Harrison Natacha Benoit-Hansen vs. Jasen Hansen Daniel D. Kimmerly vs. Dawn M. Kimmerly Gloria G. Crist vs. David N. Crist Robert Wilfog vs. Wendy Wilfog Eric William Martin vs. Angela Marie Martin Carolyn C. Bell vs. David W. Bell Michael Wilson vs. Franci Kay Wilson Barbara Elaine Adams vs. Lawrence D. Adams Kimberly S. Murphy vs. Kevin P. Murphy Anita Marie Wright vs. Russel Wayne Wright Wayne Holmes vs. Justine Holmes William R. Custer vs. Gina S. Custer


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Cathy D. Carter, 49, 16793 Ohio 68, Mt. Orab, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Owensville Police. Jeffrey M. Storch, 41, 1174 Nature Run Road, Batavia, illegal manufacture of drugs, trafficking in anabolic steroids, cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, trafficking in marijuana, child endangering, aggravated possession of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Carl Shockley Jr., 34, 653 Arlington Drive, Cincinnati, rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department. Robert G. Gephart, 55, 4307 Cider Mill, Cincinnati, felonious sexual penetration, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police

Department. Jessica Marie Meyer, 26, 3845 Jackle Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Leonard Meyer, 31, 3845 Jackle Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, resisting arrest, Union Township Police Department. Nicholas Charles Luck, 28, 2390 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Joshua Michael Bell, 22, 2882 Pond Run Road, New Richmond, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Anthony C. Voskuhl Jr., 21, 491 Little Turtle Lane, Cincinnati, illegal administration of anabolic steroids, illegal manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Garry T. Brasch, 47, 6582 Carriage Hill Lane, Madeira, passing bad checks, Goshen Police. Roger Lee Keaton, 36, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police. Jeremy Ross Downing, 18, burglary, theft, Miami Township Police. Anthony Bruce Atkins, 33, 2917 Lakehurst Drive, Moraine, Ohio, felonious assault, Milford Police. Kenneth G. Bond, 46, 972 Chrisfield Drive, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Pierce Township Police. Paul Square Ferguson, 40, 319 Main St. Apt. 1, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Juna Lea Powell, 44, 210 Market St., New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Lane Hall, 36, 7771 Jonathan Court Apt. 1, West Chester, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jacob Scott Chambers, 19, 3863 Little Creek Road, Amelia, aggravated

trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Robert K. Deweese, 21, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Stephen J. Clark, 43, aggravated vehicular homicide, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Ohio State Patrol. Jonathan Christopher Day, 19, 3498 Greenbush West, Mt. Orab, aggravated possession of drugs, Union Township Police Department. Ryan Michael Schnabel, 25, identity fraud, forgery, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Gary Nathaniel Lawson, 33, 6740 Leconte Ave., Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, vandalism, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police. Geoffrey P. Berry, 22, 1070 Crooks Crossing II, Milford, unlawful sexual conduct with minor, Miami Township Police. Jonathan P. Shull, 29, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police/Goshen Police. Sarah Elizabeth Schmidt, 26, 1202 Saddletop Ridge, Batavia, theft, misuse of credit card, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Aaron David Gullett, 23, 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 142, New Richmond, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Earl Cooper, 23, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Adam Dean Nickley, 34, 497 Old Boston Road Apt. 24, Batavia, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Katherine R. Sutton, 26, 2851 Ireton Trees Road, Bethel, theft, misuse of credit card, Eastfork Park. James L. Rebensdorf, 30, 4329 Kincheloe Road, Georgetown, robbery, Milford Police. Brian Anthony Beal, 20, burglary, theft, Miami Township Police.


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Raymond Brentlinger

Raymond “Terry” Brentlinger, 50, formerly of Amelia died Aug. 29. Survived by wife, Diane (nee Sexton) Brentlinger; son, Bradley Brentlinger; stepchildren, Selena (nee Clark) Swader and Brian Clark; grandchildren, Josh, Savannah, Shelby, Jaden, Kyley, Malea and Savanna; sisters, Patricia (Ken) Hornschemeier and Jean (Jeff) Williams; brother, Donald (Rhonda) Brentlinger; nieces, Jana (nee Simon) Freudiger, Katherine Simon and Katie Brentlinger; and nephews, Bobby Hornschemeier, David Brentlinger, Randy Williams, Chad Williams and Cody Williams. Services were Sept. 23 at Riverfront West Pavilion, Cleves.

Ruth Burns

Ruth (nee Combs) Burns, 88, of New Richmond died Aug. 23. Survived by sons, Auggie Burns, Paul Burns and Timothy Burns; daughters, Helen Maupin, Joan McIntosh, Brenda Johnson and Tammy Nehus; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, August Burns; and daughter, Pat Osborne. Services were Aug. 27 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Helen Marie Daniel

Helen Marie Daniel, 82, of New Richmond died Sept. 9. Survived by sons, Donald Daniel and Jeffrey Daniel; daughters, Marsha Buelterman and Teresa Daniel; sister, Donna Hammons; grandchil-


September 22, 2010 dren, Alicia Poinsatte, Suzanne Stautberg, Katharine Daniel and Michelle Daniel; and three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Daniel; and parents, Joseph and Marie Marck. Services were Sept. 12 at St. Peter Catholic Church. Memorials to: Good Samaritan Dialysis Center, P.O. Box 633640, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Martha Jean Danner

Martha Jean Danner, 86, of Union Township died Sept. 8. Survived by husband, Albert Danner; sons, Robert (Barbara) Danner and Philip Danner; daughters, Diana (Henry) Crowthers and Marilyn (Frank) Miller; brother, Joseph Dansberry; sister, Anna McKesson; grandchildren, John, Vince and Brian Crowthers, Mindy McCardy, Tim Oliver, Frank and Jeff Miller, Rob and Sarah Danner and Amanda Gilbert; and several greatgrandchildren, family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Freddie and Dorris (nee Bunker) Dansberry; and daughter, Patricia Oliver. Services were Sept. 11 at E.C. Nurre Home, Amelia.

Matthew S. Frazier

Matthew S. Frazier, 29, of Amelia died Sept. 11. Survived by daughter, Latoria McDonald; parents, John and Cheryl Frazier; brother, John P. (Stacy) Frazier; sisters, Jennifer (Sean) Ryan and Renee (Mark) Madden.

Services were Sept. 15 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Ernest Grote Sr.

Ernest Frederick Grote Sr., 89, of Amelia died Sept. 16. Survived by wife, Janet M. Grote; sons, Ernie, Joe and James Grote; stepchildren, Kenny Craycraft and Debbie Pierce; brother, Bill Grote; sisters, Margaret Mortimer and Mildred Cohen; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Robert Frank Grote; and parents, Frank and Jessie Grote. Services were Sept. 16 at Arlington Memorial Garden, Mt. Healthy.

Mark Dwayne Hadley

Mark Dwayne Hadley, 48, of Goshen died Sept. 9. Survived by wife, Margie Cox Hadley; sons, Kyle (Amanda) Hadley, Casey Hadley and Cole Hadley; grandson, Marcus Hadley; father, William (Shirley) Hadley; mother, Laveda Whitton Mindum; sisters, Kassie (Rick) Stroud and Karrie (Mark) Hopton; brother, Chris (Jennifer) Hadley; half brother, Billy Hadley; and several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were Sept. 15 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: The Austin Cole Hadley Scholarship Fund, c/o Lebanon Citizens National Bank, 6726 Dick Flynn Blvd., Goshen, OH 45122.

Darlene Helene Kuhn

Darlene Helene Kuhn, 67, of Amelia died Sept. 11. Survived by son, Eric (Cheryl)

Kuhn; daughters, Lynn (Marc) Greer and Susan (Kevin) Sanders; brothers, Don Cruse and Ray Cruse; sisters, Marcy Ballinger and Ruthann Cruse; grandchildren, Jessica, Lane, Landen, Courtney, David and Julia; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sister, Janet Petrocelli. Services were Sept. 16 at St. Bernadette Church. Memorials to: The Ovarian Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 48787, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-8787.

Steven B. Lang

Steven B. Lang, 61, of Amelia died Sept. 4. Survived by wife, Pat Lang; son, Todd (Nicki) Lang; daughters, Jenny (Rich) Lang and Tami (Tony) Wills; brothers, Ed (Mary Ann) Lang, Jack Lang and Paul Lang; sisters, Vivian (Charles) Fishback and Marie (Tony) Painter; grandchildren, Steven and Samantha McSwain and Michael and Antonia Wills; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, Jim (Rose) Lang and Tom (Vada) Lang. A celebration of Steven’s life was held Sept. 8 at Hilltop Reception Hall, Amelia.

Harry R. McCarthy

Harry R. McCarthy, 86, of Williamsburg Township died Sept. 2. Survived by wife, Emma Mavis McCarthy; and godson, Jeff Popp. Preceded in death by parents, Harry McCarthy and Marie Nightingale. Services were Sept. 10 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.


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LEGAL NOTICE The following storage units from Stronghold of Kentucky will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 3700 Holly Lane, Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018, on September 27, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. and will continue until all items are sold. The unit number, name and last known address are as follows: Unit No. 444, Kim Murphy, 196 Main Street, Newport, Ky 41071 Unit No. 408, Tony Sechrest, 1 North Rosewood, Alexandria, Ky 41001 Unit No. 158, Mary Powell, P.O. Box 67916, Marietta, GA 30006 Unit No. 285, 3434 Cintonya # 127, Erlanger, KY 41018 1001589313

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LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of East gate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and addresses are as follows: Unit # 075 Mark Stockman, 615 Charwood, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244; Unit # 036- Christy L. Byrd, 1154 Beechridge Ct., Batavia, Ohio 45103; Unit # 275- Chris W. Poor, 106 Fairfield Ave Apt 2, Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073. 1001589113

John H. Newman Jr., 73, of Pierce Township died Sept. 2. Survived by sons, John Newman III, Joe Newman, Jerry Newman and Jim Newman; daughter, JoAnn Beckman; stepchildren, Tammy Reed and Mark Suttman; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Newman. Services were Sept. 9 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to the charity of your choice.

Raymond R. Nicodemus

Raymond R. “Nick” Nicodemus, 73, of Amelia died Aug. 23. Survived by sons, Scotty (Amey) Szanto-Nicodemus; daughter, Pamela (Mitch George) Nicodemus; brothers, Walter (Shirley) Nicodemus and Anthony R. Nicodemus; sisters, Peggy Mae Meranda and Mary (Dale) Meyer; and granddaughter, Lauren George. Preceded in death by parents, Glenn and Clara Nicodemus; and brother, Thomas E. Nicodemus. Services were Aug. 26 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Disabled American Veterans, Attn.: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; or, The American Cancer Society, Southwest Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Howard M. Peacock

Howard M. Peacock, 78, of Union Township died Sept. 16. Survived by sons, Carl Douglas Peacock, Ronald Dale Peacock and Steven Bradley Peacock; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Rosemarie Shirk; parents, Chester and Florence; and sisters, Nancy Council and Jean Hale. Services were Sept. 19 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. cpohiosports

Ronald M. Schuster

Ronald M. Schuster, 74, of New Richmond died Sept. 12. Survived by wife, Ann (Rector) Schuster; son, Mike (Donna) Schuster; stepsons, Bobby (Elaine) Rector and Ken (Kathy) Rector; daughters, Diann (Jim) Burton and Debbie (Jim) Farley; stepdaughters, Pat (Ken) Hager and Karen (Perry) Montieth; brother, Joe (Martha) Schuster; sisters, Paulette (Lester) Anderson and Pam Harness; grandchildren, Brandy Pryor, Eric and Ryan Schuster, Josh and Jared Burton and James, Joseph and Matthew Farley; seven step-grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and four step-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter, Denise Schuster; and brother, John Schuster. Services were Sept. 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Grace Hospice, 2100 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45212; or, Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245.

Thomas L. Seymour

Thomas L. Seymour, 69, of Union Township died Sept. 7. Survived by wife, Jean (nee Kuhn); daughters, Lori (Will Mramor) Seymour and Krista (Chris) Rackley; sister, Jeananne Seymour; and grandchildren, Jake and Kaitlyn Rackley. Preceded in death by son, Steven Seymour; and sister, Kathy Patterson. Services were Sept. 18 at Calvin Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Calvin Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 1177 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102.

David Lee Victor

David Lee Victor, 55, of White Oak died Aug. 24. Survived by parents, William and Betty (nee Gillen) Victor; brothers, William (Marva) Victor, John (Connie) Victor and Joseph (Mary Kay) Victor of New Richmond; and nieces, Leah Victor, Jenna Bellamy and Julia Victor. Preceded in death by brothers, Paul Victor and Thomas Victor. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.



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