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Tax vote on Nov. 3

Voters in the village of Batavia will decide Nov. 3 whether to approve a proposed earnings tax increase of 0.25 percent. If passed, the tax increase would go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Workers and residents in Batavia now pay a 1 percent earnings tax. Council member Kathy Turner said the tax increase is needed because “revenues are down and expenses are up.” FULL STORY, A2


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Earnings tax plan questioned Some New Richmond residents want proposal on ballot

By John Seney

About 40 people showed up for an informational meeting last week to voice their concerns and learn the details of proposed earnings tax for the village of New Richmond. The village council can impose an earnings tax of up to 1 percent without putting it on the ballot. “Why don’t you put it on the ballot and let the people decide?” resident Harold Kennedy asked. Councilman Nicholas Wolf said the village needs the money and the alternative was to make property owners pay a higher property tax. “Do we as property owners want to pay all, or have other people help pay?” Wolf asked. Village Administrator David Kennedy said the tax is needed primarily because of the loss of revenue from Duke Energy’s Beckjord power plant following the deregulation of Ohio’s public utilities. The state has been reimbursing the village because of the loss of that revenue, but those payments are being phased out and will end


New Richmond Mayor Ramona Carr, right, discusses a proposed earnings tax at an informational meeting while Councilman Richard Hilt listens. completely in 2017. Kennedy said the village has been cutting costs, but will need an additional source of revenue in the future. “We made cuts every way we can,” Mayor Ramona Carr said. Village Fiscal Officer Lynn Baird said a 1 percent earnings tax

would generate about $100,000 in the first year. She said after four years it could generate about $200,000 annually. She estimated about 60 percent of the revenue would come from non-residents who work in the village.

The tax would be assessed only on earned income, with Social Security, pensions, interest and dividends exempt. Wolf said council was still debating the issue of whether a credit should be applied to earnings taxes paid in other communities.

Closing post office on Saturdays is nixed By Kellie Geist

The post office location inside the Union Township Civic Center will remain open on Saturdays. Union Township’s Assistant Administrator and Planning Director Corey Wright presented the idea of closing the post office on Saturdays to the trustees as a way to cut costs. “We pulled the Saturday receipts for a nine month period (from January 2009 to present.) What it shows is that we don’t do a lot of business on Saturdays ... Which confirmed our suspicions,” Wright said.

Post office hours The Union Township post office is located inside the civic center, 4350 Aicholtz Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. “At best, this is a wash.” Wright said that on any average Saturday, the post office makes about $484 total. The township receives 11 percent of that, a total of $53.25 in profit. It costs the township $54.75 to operate the post office on Saturday. Closing the post office on that day would save the township

about $1.52 per Saturday. “We were just trying to find ways to reduce cost and this is something we wanted to put out there for the board to discuss,” Township Administrator David Duckworth said. The trustees unanimously agreed that saving $1.52 per week was not worth giving up the convenience of having Saturday hours. “Overall, it’s convenient for our residents,” Trustee Tim Donnellon said. “I think it’s well worth the cost.” Donnellon said rather than close the post office on Saturday,

the township should do a better job of advertising that there is a post office inside the civic center. “Lets find a way to generate more business,” Donnellon said. In a year, the post office generates about $50,000 in revenue for the township. There is a quick link to information about the post office location on the township’s newly redesigned Web site, The Union Township post office is located on the first floor (downstairs) of the civic center and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Butterbee’s set to open in Union Township By Kellie Geist

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People from all over the area make the trek out state Route 32 to Mount Orab just to eat at one special restaurant – Butterbee’s Neighborhood Grille. “We have people who come from Amelia and Anderson (Township), and all the way from Harrison and Maysville, Ky., to eat here,” said Bob Raper. Raper will be the general manager of the new Butterbee’s when the company opens its second location in the old Tony Roma’s restaurant on state Route 125 just off Interstate 275. “People know the name Butterbee’s, it has really trickled out into the community since they opened four years ago,” Raper said. “I think this will be a great location and it’s something (Union) Township could really use.” Butterbee’s owner Nader David bought the old Tony Roma’s


Butterbee’s Neighborhood Grille started with their first location in Mount Orab (pictured.) The company is hoping to open their second location in November in Union Township. (which was a Montgomery Inn before that) near the end of 2008. “We’ve been successful in our current location and we were

looking to expand. We thought the natural way to grow would be to stay close. People are familiar with Butterbee’s around here,”

David said. David said Butterbee’s is a cross between a sports bar and an upscale restaurant – a little like an O’Charley’s. But unlike many restaurants, Butterbee’s is not a chain. “The family really puts a lot of time and energy into the restaurant ... They really care about the product. They focus on hospitality and the quality of the food,” Raper said. Some of their more famous menu items include the handbreaded chicken tenders, chicken wings, ribs and fresh Angus burgers. The average dinner costs about $14 and sandwiches cost about $8. “The food is just out of this world,” Raper said. David said they are hoping to open the new location sometime in November. “We are extremely excited about the new location. We’re passionate about our business,” David said.


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Batavia village voters to decide earnings tax increase By John Seney

Voters in the village of Batavia will decide Nov. 3 whether to approve a proposed earnings tax increase of 0.25 percent. If passed, the tax increase would go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Workers and residents in Batavia now pay a 1 percent earnings tax.

Council member Kathy Turner said the tax increase is needed because “revenues are down and expenses are up.” She said the tax increase is expected to raise about $175,000 a year, which will help fund the police department. The tax will not completely pay for the police department, but will result in less money having to

“It wasn’t something we did easily,” Turner said. She said the earnings tax was the fairest tax because people who work in the village will pay, and older residents won’t see their property taxes rise. Everyone who works and lives in Batavia pays the earnings tax. If a resident pays an earnings tax elsewhere, he still has to pay the

come out of the general fund for police. Village Council voted 5-1 in August to put the tax increase on the ballot. Council member John Waite voted against placing the tax increase on the ballot. Waite said he was not really against the tax, “it was just a question of timing. I just wasn’t ready to vote for it.”

Batavia tax, Turner said. Mayor John Thebout said the village may have to make cuts if the measure doesn’t pass. He said those cuts have not been decided. Turner said the cuts could include a police officer and someone in the street department. The village may also have to limit its leaf and brush pickup, she said.

Clermont Co. Library facing 30 percent cut Crash kills driver Maura Gray, Clermont County Library clerk treasurer

any solid numbers on exactly how much it will lose until the end of the year when the state’s revenue projection is finalized, but the library already is investigating where further cuts can be made, Gray said. “We’re looking at a lot of options and tweaking our budget everywhere we can to avoid further employee reductions, but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to avoid that,” she said. Executive Director Dave Mezack said he was meet-

ing with other library directors from around the state to learn how they were dealing with the budget crunch. “At this time, we’re being very cautious in how we’re going to proceed,” he said. “I’m meeting with other library directors to discuss the issues and how other libraries are cutting back. We’re not going to make any rash decisions or moves at this point in time.” Library officials originally anticipated a 50 percent

cut and Mezack said he was grateful it wasn’t that high. “A 30 percent reduction is certainly better than a 50 percent reduction so I’m glad to see that number is smaller,” he said. “However, we’re still going to have to make some cuts to our budget as a result of Gov. Strickland’s cuts.” Mezack would not speculate as to what might change, but did say that programming and other services would be reduced before branches of the library were closed. “It’s too early to say yet what is going to happen, but we are going to take every possible measure to make sure we don’t have to close branches,” he said.

in Pierce Township A 20-year-old Cincinnati man was killed Sunday, Sept. 27, when the car he was driving crashed in Pierce Township. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal crash that occurred at 7:35 p.m. on Hopper Hill Road near Iris Lane. Preliminary investigation revealed that Thomas T. Merz, 20, of Cincinnati was operating a 1998 Toyota Corolla northbound on Hopper Hill Road when he failed to negotiate a left hand curve, going off the right side of the road and striking two telephone poles.

The car continued back off the left side of the road, striking a ditch and overturning. A passenger, Mario Belperio, 36, of Cincinnati was transported by EMS to Anderson Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Merz died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Merz and Belperio were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to the highway patrol. The highway patrol said alcohol is suspected to be a factor and the crash remains under investigation.

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Saturday, Oct. 3. The museums are located at Harmony Hill, 299 S. Third St., Williamsburg. The Harmony Hill Association display features William Lytle, father of Clermont County, and Williamsburg’s history. The Clermont County Historical Society archives will be open for research of Clermont County history. Also at the site is the Lytle Dairy House, the oldest building in Clermont County. There is no admission charge.



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The Clermont County Library already has laid off 24 employees and made cuts to its outreach programs, but more cuts could be coming thanks to an estimated 30 percent cut in the library’s budget. “From what the state is telling us, our budget is reduced by 30 percent,” said Clermont County Library Clerk Treasurer Maura Gray. “We estimate it’s probably going to be higher because the state’s estimates of its own revenue are so poor.” The library will not have

“We’re looking at a lot of options and tweaking our budget everywhere we can to avoid further employee reductions, but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to avoid that.”

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IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL The Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic School has been an integral part of Anderson Township since its inception in 1955. The school community provides a caring and challenging educational environment for children. We value the individual child, nurture spiritual growth, and promote student responsibility and independence. We provide excellence through an integrated curriculum based on the gospel values of Jesus Christ, and current educational practices that include activities suited to a variety of learning styles. I.H.M. was named a 2004 U.S. Department of Education No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. This honor means that our parish school is a nationally recognized School of Excellence. Academic programs and extracurricular activities are structured to help each student be successful. “We focus on their different learning styles and have intervention programs in place to address those needs”, says Mary Hedger, Co-Principal of the school. For the second year, IHM will participate in the Initiative for Catholic Schools at Xavier University. The program, sponsored by the Buenger Foundation, gives our school an opportunity to work with XU staff on research based projects. The 2009 focus is on learning communities and will address the process necessary to match school practices and curriculum with student outcomes. An Enrichment Program for students will be expanded this school year to include students in our primary grades. IHM also boasts of an extensive IAT Program that addresses the individual needs of students. Students are referred by the parent or teacher expressing a concern about the child’s progress. An Intervention Team meets to discuss the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Interventions are set in place to enhance the child’s learning. On-going meetings evaluate the progress. Spanish is taught to all grades, and an in-house studio gives older students experience in internal broadcasting. The school houses over 19 inter-active whiteboards, several laptop carts, a fully equipped computer lab, a piano lab, and a Starlab. IHM also has a band and a strings program. Students have the opportunity to enjoy our completed outdoor classroom which includes seating for an entire class, a water feature, trees, flowers, and children’s statuary. The area provides a peaceful environment to enjoy a good book or paint a beautiful picture. In preparation for the next year, Immaculate Heart of Mary will add kindergarten. Early registration will take place this September. If you have a student who will be five years old prior to the fall of 2010, please call the school office to pre-register your kindergartner. For information on school registration, please contact Debbi Hill at 388-3020 or Information is also available on our website: Mrs. Nancy Goebel Co-Principal

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If you’re sick, send flowers to hospital

It’s always important to support and care for your loved ones while they are in the hospital, but if you’re suffering from any respiratory symptoms you might serve them better by sending flowers. Mercy Hospital Clermont, along with many other area hospitals, is asking anyone who might be sick or who is experiencing respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose or fever not to visit the hospital. Anyone under the age of 14 also is asked to stay home. “Visitor restrictions are pretty customary during flu season (December to March) because of seasonal flu. But due to H1N1, we’re starting the restrictions a little earlier as a precaution,” said Lisa Huddleston, manager of communications for the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. The health council makes the citywide recommendation on visitor restrictions each year. “People in the hospital are trying to get better. They

are already suffering from an illness and are more susceptible to any type of additional virus or infection. “So if you’re sick stay at home so you don’t get anyone else sick,” said Pete Gemmer, spokesman for Mercy Health Partners. Gemmer said the restrictions are mostly for people visiting patients who are staying in the hospital, not necessarily those who are passing through the emergency room. He also said people who are feeling sick and would like to be treated are welcome to come to the hospital. The hospitals also are asking people to practice respiratory etiquette such as using tissues, coughing or sneezing into a sleeve instead of into your hands if you don’t have a tissue, washing your hands frequently and just keeping a little distance from others if you’re not feeling well, Huddleston said. “Basically, please don’t visit sick people if you’re sick,” Huddleston said. Gemmer said the restrictions will probably be lifted in March depending on the decline of the flu season.


Golf outing for vets

Golfers raised $3,000 Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Vietnam Veterans of America Clermont Chapter 649 Fourth Annual Golf Scramble at Elks Run golf course in Batavia Township. Proceeds benefited the Joseph House for Homeless Vets, the Fisher House and the Clermont Food Pantry. Joseph House team members participating were, from left, Dave Peterbaugh, Bill Boone, Murray Belew and Pat Coburn.

Luncheon focuses on federal changes Community Press Staff Report Join the membership of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at their quarterly Legislative Luncheon for a quick look at what has passed in this year of change and what is on tap for final exams. • Will Congress responsibly pass much-needed

health care reform that lowers costs, improves access and ensures quality without bankrupting American businesses? • What will happen with pending climate change legislation in the Senate? • Has card check finally died? Come hear the answer to these questions and more from U.S. Chamber representative Ben Taylor, manager of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Taylor leads the U.S. Chamber’s effort to strengthen its relationships with members of Congress through member businesses, associations, and local and state chambers of commerce across the region. In working to achieve the U.S. Chamber’s

public policy goals, Taylor cultivates and maintains legislative, political and grassroots resources in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Robust participation is strongly encouraged. Also as a special feature of this luncheon, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Clermont County Business Advisory Council will present awards to their employers of the year, Rivertown IGA and Eastgate Frisch’s. The Clermont County Business Advisory Council, represent the business community and advise agencies on how to best prepare individuals with disabilities for employment. Clermont County Board of

Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Rehabilitative Services Commission, Clermont Counseling Center and Workforce One of Clermont County make up the Clermont County Business Advisory Council and work together to recognize employers that distinguish themselves through a strong commitment to employ individuals with disabilities. The luncheon will be 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at ReceptionsEastgate. Reservations may be made by contacting the Clermont Chamber at 5765000 or www.clermont Luncheon rates are $38 for Clermont chamber members and $50 for businesses not yet Chamber members.











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Cat population gets out of control on Jenkins Lane By Kellie Geist


Mary Yager pulled this kitten out of the bushes in front of the abandoned house. Yager said there seems to be a new litter of kittens every week.

What should you do?

If an animal is abandoned in your Clermon County neighborhood, call the Clermont County Humane Society at 732-8854. Andy Mahlman, director of operations for the Cincinnati SPCA, said most agencies will catch the animals and hold them for a period of days. If the animal is not claimed, a veterinarian will examine the animal for health and temperament to see if the animal is adoptable. If so, the animal will be put up for adoption. If not, they probably will be humanly euthanized. There also are animal rescues or trap, spay/neuter, and release groups who may be able to help.

When you drive onto Jenkins Lane in Union Township, the gravel street off Schoolhouse Road, a strange smell will hit you – cat urine. The residents on Jenkins Lane are dealing with a cat problem that started about three months ago when a woman who lived on the street went to live in a rest home. Before she left her home, she had about 10 cats that came and went through a hole in her trailer. When she moved out, the cats were left to their own devices and, since then, the population has grown to more than 50 cats. “It seems like there are new litters every week,” said neighbor Mary Yager. “It’s becoming a problem.” When the cat population started to get out of hand, Richard Scott, who lives at 1242 Jenkins Lane, visited a number of county officials, but to no avail. But when it was clear the cats weren’t going to leave, Scott couldn’t just let them die. So he started to feed them twice a day – which

“I know you’re not supposed to feed them, but anyone with a heart would.” Mary Yager costs him about $60 a month. “I went everywhere, but no one had an answer or would do anything,” Scott said. “I couldn’t stand the idea of letting them starve. The little ones can’t survive on their own.” Yager agreed: “I know you’re not supposed to feed them, but anyone with a heart would.” To make matters worse, the cats going to the bathroom on the neighbors’ roofs and most of the residents have cistern water. “It has become a nuisance and a health issue ... For now, we’re drinking bottled water,” Yager said. But while the cats are a nuisance, Jenkins and Yager aren’t willing to have them euthanized. “Death is not an option,” Yager said. “We’re animal lovers. That’s probably how


Richard Scott started feeding the cats after it was clear they weren’t going to leave. we got here in the first place.” The residents are hoping someone will help them trap, fix and release the

older cats and maybe adopt the young cats out to good homes. Because Scott has been feeding the cats, they don’t seem to be feral.

Students sign beams for new elementary schools By Kellie Geist

Students, staff and friends of Amelia Elementary and WithamsvilleTobasco Elementary schools will be leaving a hidden legacy inside the West Clermont Local School District’s two new buildings. The final beams that will be put into the new buildings were on display

“We thought it was important to have them be part of this.”

Superintendent Gary Brooks

Wednesday, Sept. 23, and Thursday, Sept. 24, for people to sign. “A school building is an important part of the community and a community’s

foundation is its children. So, we thought it was important to have them be part of this,” said Superintendent Gary Brooks. The beams will be put into place when the construction nears completion. The beams won’t be visible once the building is complete. Amelia Elementary School Principal Stephanie Walker said the students

were excited because they got to feel like they are a part of the new school. “I think the new building is starting to be real for them. They can see it, they can touch it, so it must really be happening,” Walker said. “The kids are so excited.” Most of the students signed the beams during recess. “It’s exciting to know the beam, my name, is going to be inside the new building,” said Clayton Richter, a fourth-grader at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School. Withamsville-Tobasco Principal Tonya Schmidt said signing the beam was especially special for the school’s fifth-grade students. “They have been a part of this all along, but they won’t move to the new building with us. It’s great for them to know they will have always been a part of


Amelia Elementary School Principal Stephanie Walker, left, keeps an eye on a group of students while they sign the beams during recess. the new building,” Schmidt said. “I know they were all very excited.” Construction on the two new school buildings is still on time and on budget.


Second-grade student Karissa Phillips, left, along with a group of her classmates sign the final beam that will go into the new Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School.

Council seat open in Amelia

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Washington Township Park

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FRIDAY 5:00pm - 11:00pm SATURDAY 12:00 Noon - 11:00 pm PARKING $2.00


1 Annual Autumn Bash Car Show Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2009


REGISTRATION: 10am - 12 Noon CAR SHOW: 12 Noon - 4pm TROPHIES GIVEN AT 4pm Haunted Trail at Dusk (Fri. & Sat.): $2.00 per person Cornhole Tournament (Sat.) 5pm: $20.00 per team Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo: 12 Noon-4pm Fireworks (Sat.): 10:00pm

Washington Township Park

2238 S.R. 756 • Moscow, Ohio 45153

Cost: $20 per entry* • Registration: 10am - 12 Noon Event Begins 12 Noon - 4:00 pm Trophies Awarded at 4:00pm


Six Shooters (Country) Friday, 7:00 pm


Best in Show | Best Truck | Best GM | Best Mopar Best Ford | Best Motorcycle | Best Antique Fire Engine Best Other | Top 10 | Firefighters’ Choice Dash Plates to the first 100 cars

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Midnight Rain (Country) Saturday, 7:00 pm

Family Shows, Arts & Crafts, Midway Rides, Games, Karaoke Stage, Balloon Animals, Food, and More!


position include being a registered voter and a resident of Amelia for at least one year prior to appointment. Anyone interested in applying for this vacancy should submit a letter of interest to Amelia Village, 44 West Main St., Amelia, Ohio 45102, Attn: Council Vacancy. Deadline for letters of interest is Oct. 1. E-mailed letters of interest will be accepted at: jwartman@ or may be faxed to: 718-9131. For more information, call 718-9135.

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Amelia has an opening on Village Council to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of David Woessner, who is moving to Texas. Woessner was serving a four-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2011. Village executive assistant Julie Wartman said candidates for the opening will be interviewed by a interview board of two council members. The full council must approve the final decision. The replacement will complete Woessner’s term. Requirements for the

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The buildings are scheduled to open for the 20102011 school year, said Ed Dyer, director of administrative services for the school district.


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Amelia HS students test household products By Kellie Geist

When it comes to product claims, sometimes it’s better to run your own experiments than to trust the label. And that’s exactly what one Amelia High School science teacher had his students do. Doug Hines’ freshman biology classes tested a laundry list of household anti-bacteria products during the second and third weeks

of September. “They are learning about dirty micro-organisms, or germs, but they also are learning about the scientific method and how to use that method to prove or disprove their hypothesis with evidence,” Hines said. Students rubbed their hands on the tables, faucets, and science room supplies and then touched their thumbs to two agar plates, which are petri dishes filled with a nutrient-rich gel.

They then put an anti-bacterial product on one of the plates and left the other plate alone for a control group. While Hines gave the students the assignment and materials, the students designed the experiments themselves. After one week, the students were surprised at what they found in the agar plates – bacteria and fungi. “I was surprised. I thought this hand sanitizer would work, it’s

says it kills germs, but it’s not working like it should,” freshman Ben Hardy said. “It got rid of the fungus, but not the bacteria.” The products that seemed to work best were alcohol-based products (including hand sanitizers,) hydrogen peroxide and bleach. “Some products work and some products don’t,” Hines said. “It’s good to test things out to show how they work rather than

just say it works.” Hines said the household products experiment is a good experiment for freshmen because it’s “authentic.” “It’s not book work, it’s not me showing a video or lecturing, it’s the students doing an experiment with something that is used in their own lives to learn,” Hines said. “This takes biology and makes it real.”

School puts bond issue on ballot By John Seney

Eagles soar


The Milford High School Marching Eagles were named grand champion at the Loveland High School Drums Along the Little Miami marching band competition on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Eagles performed their 2009 show, “Soaring,” and won best in class, best percussion in class, best general effect overall and best music overall in addition to grand champion. The Eagles next perform Friday during halftime of the Milford-Harrison football game, and at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Bands of America regional compeition in Centerville, Ohio. Shown with the Loveland awards are drum major Jake Harrington, color guard co-captain Olivia Duguid, drum major Mason Gatch, color guard co-captain Kelsey Brown, and percussionst Michael Murdock.

Voters in the Batavia Local School District will decide whether to approve a $13.9 million bond issue to build a new elementary school on the Nov. 3 ballot. The Board of Education recently voted 4-0 to place the issue on the ballot. The bond issue will be 4.2 mills for 28 years and cost the owner of a house with a market value of $100,000 an additional $128 a year, Treasurer Michael Ashmore said. In June, the board decided that if a new elementary is built it would be on land the district owns next to the high school in Batavia Township. The current elementary school is in the village of Batavia, and there had been sentiment in the community in favor of keeping the school in the village.

Board member Steve Staton, who had favored keeping the school in the village, voted in favor of placing the bond issue on the ballot. He said that in spite of his opposition to the proposed site, he “will not stand in the way of the community having the opportunity to vote on this.” Board members Mark Ewing, Michael Enriquez and Barb Bruner also voted for the bond issue. Member Scott Runck was absent. The board also voted 4-0 to move the district’s preschool to the new elementary once it is built. The district now rents space from the Clermont Northeastern Local School District for its preschool program. The Ohio School Facilities Commission is expected to pay about half of the $24.5 million cost of building a new school.

Flu not having major impact at Batavia schools By John Seney

Cathy Meyer, nurse for the Batavia Local School District, told the Board of Education last week that most cases of influenza reported this school year have

been mild. She said there have been no confirmed reports of the swine flu, also know as the H1N1 virus, but because the symptoms of H1N1 and the normal flu are the same it is often not possible to tell the difference.

She said health officials are not testing for H1N1 in mild flu cases. Meyer said the district has been taking preventive measures such as disinfecting work areas and educating students about hand washing and covering coughs. The district is making plans to

administer the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available later this fall. The vaccine will be offered to students free of charge on a voluntary basis, Meyer said. “I think Batavia Schools is on top of all communicable diseases,”

she said. Board Member Scott Runck said the district also needs to emphasize the importance of students not falling behind on their school work when they have to stay home because of illness.

HONOR ROLLS Amelia Middle School The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.

Second Honors

Sixth grade – Noah Adams, Anthony Alberty, Nicholas Alexander, Christian Allen, Linda Ault, Avery Barger, Timothy Barnes, Alyia Beason, Serena Bowling, Aundria Bradford, Lesley Brittain, Nathaniel Brondhaver, Christopher Campbell, Randy Carpenter, Keegan Carson, Eli Chamberlain, CaSandra Collins, Tanner Croft, Sarah Crouch, Tyler Davis, Megan Derrick, Anthone Dulaney, Charles Eads, William Evans Jr., Bernard Fox, Brett Greenough, Brittanee Guy, Haley Hager, Kaleb Halcomb, Siera Hale, Dylan Hart, Ryan Hatfield, Chandler Hauke, Daniel Hauser, Charity Hempel, Trenton Henry, Erica Hensley, Samantha Hill, Abigail Irwin, Zachary Isaacs, Nicholas Jackson, Joshua Kersey, Allen King, Jessica Klein, Celeste Lane, Anthony Leach, Russell Lehn, Shae Leigh, Ngan Mai, Jacob Matthews, Kelsey McDonald, Brandon McNamee, Tristen Meadows, Thomas Moore, Evan Moores, Tonika Morgan, Mitchell Mullins, Dominik Murdock, Hailey Murrison, Destiny New, Tyler Nicodemus, Daniel Pearson, Cassandra Petrey, Kristen Powers, Angela Rettinger, Antonio Robinson, Samuel Roll, Kyle Rosser, Nicholas Rothel, Austin Rowland, Brian Shay, Jared Silz, Christopher Snyder, Matthew Steely, Jamie Sweet, Christopher Tallant, Alexan-

der Tobergta, Ruthann Ward, Cheyenne Whittington, Joshua Williams and Emri Young. Seventh grade – Andrew Aubrey, Lauren Austin, Shaun Bacon, David Bice, Nathan Brewer, Cohen Canter, Morgan Clyburn, Carissa Coburn, Morgan Coombs, Kristin Cox, Rebecca Cox, Rachel Crozier, Charles Darling, Earl Delano, Faith Dewar, Dylan Durden, Cody Easter, Cody Eglian, Marcus Ellerhorst, Dylan Emerson, Tyler Ertel, Jorge Flores, Elizabeth Floss, Steven Foreman, Evan Friedman, Anna Gaddes, Maggie Gregory, Wade Griffith, Miranda Hamblin, William Harris, Brooke Haunert, Andrew Heidenreich, Dorian Hemphill, Korie Hickman, Kathryn Hile, Daniel Holbert, Kevin House, Blake Huber, Jonathon Hughes, Adam Huth, Austin Jackson, Eric Jessop, Randy Johnson, Sydney Jordan, Nadia Kawoski, Katrina Kephart, Cameron Knecht, Kristina Koebbe, Patrick Lacey, Sara Lambert, Tonia Lamons, Colter Mack, Tyler Malone, Shawn Marasco, Brooke Mason, Tyler Massey, Michelle McCoon, Allison McDaniel, Jessica McNeal, Jack Mickler, Jacob Miller, Ashley Mills, Rosary Morgan, Ryan Morris, Courtney Nelson, Megan Neuhaus, Lauren Nichols, Moksha Patel, Maria Perez, Austin Phillips, Alyssa Reinert, Katherine Ritze, Kari Salcedo, Breanna Saunders, Makayla Scharber, Wyatt Shoemaker, Kenneth Simes, Rachel Smith, Tessa Smith, Gary Sunday, Courtney Tackett, Alexandra Tepe, Markus Thompson, Carlos Tobar, Kylie Tucker, Justin Uecker, Elijah Vallance, Haley Varney, Amber

Vauter, Heidi Walker, Mikeyah Walton, Alexandria Whitaker, Harrison Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Carissa Woeber and Eric Woodruff. Eighth grade – Cassidy Bailey, Ryan Baker, Morgan Barger, Cali Beckman, Brittany Brate, Kyle Brauninger, Brian Bronnert, Austin Brown, Cameron Brown, Hannah Burchfield, Igor Burlak, Alexis Chilenski, Anthony Clark, Mason Clark, Savannah Collins, Christian Coppedge, Michael Crowder, Cierra Diedenhofer, Joshua Drennan, Robert Dusing, Marissa Earth, Stephanie Elliot, Elizabeth Ervin, Jacob Fahrnbach, Brandon Ferguson, Robby Fisher, Austin Fisk, Johnathan Fraley, Dominic Garcia, Jordan Graves, Layton Griefenstine, Samantha Gutzwiller, Miranda Hafner, Gavin Hauser, Brandon Heltman, Stephanie Hertel, Kayla Hiler, McKenzie Holder, Amanda Irwin, Kristain Irwin, Carleigh King, Morgan Kirby, Yvonne Kroeger, Jerica Lilly, Ciera Maples, Brittany Masten, Matthew Mazzaro, Megan McConnell, Tristin Meholick, Harry Murrison, Bradley Nagel, Sarah Newyear, Taylor Noble, Laura Padro, Taylor Phillips, Emma Pizzo, Andrew Price, Nicholas Renier, Taylor Roberts, Brandon Rothel, Kourtney Runski, McCanne Sanford, Zachary Scoby, Ripleigh Sharp, Richard Sheets, Olivia Thompson, Luisa Tostado, Chelsey Troxell, Edmund Trumble, Wendi Watkins, Megan Wells, Katlynn Wells, Lacey Winters, Maegan Winters, Ethan Wisecup, Jason Witt, Raven Wolfe, Jacquelyn Young and Kayla Ziegelmeier.

Bulldogs plan homecoming events Batavia High School’s homecoming celebration will begin with a parade Friday, Oct. 2. The parade will travel along Main Street in Batavia from 6-

6:30 p.m. The parade will be followed by the homecoming football game, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the high school. The Batavia Bulldogs will

play New Richmond. On Saturday, Oct. 3, the homecoming dance will be 7-11 p.m. at the high school. The theme of this year’s dance is “A Night in Paris.”


Teacher gets award

Glen Este High School teacher Eric Hammer, standing, received the 2009 Secondary Education Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services June 5. Hammer helps a student working on a video editing project.


This week in soccer

• New Richmond High School girls shut out Williamsburg 4-0, Sept. 19. Sarah Glenn and Cassie Grooms each scored two goals. Cassidy Martin was New Richmond’s keeper. • Batavia High School beat Clermont Northeastern High School 11-2, Sept. 22. Will Walker scored five goals and Matt Walker scored four goals for Batavia. McClain Shepard and Ian Mallot each scored one goal for Batavia. Batavia advances to 6-0-2 with the win. • Amelia High School girls tied with Wilmington High School 1-1, Sept. 22. • New Richmond girls beat Felicity 8-0, Sept. 22. Sarah Glenn scored four goals and Noelle Schickling and Kelsey Fondelier each scored two goals. Cassidy Martin was New Richmond’s goal. New Richmond advances 5-4 with the win. • Glen Este High School boys beat Withrow 3-1, Sept. 23.

This week in volleyball

• New Richmond High School beat Bethel-Tate High School 25-8, 25-15, Sept. 19. • Batavia High School beat Bethel-Tate 25-16, 2522, 25-17, Sept. 21. • Batavia beat Clermont Northeastern High School 2520, 25-9, 19-25, 25-17, Sept. 23. • New Richmond beat Williamsburg 15-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-18, Sept. 23. • New Richmond beat Georgetown 25-22, 21-25, 2515, 25-18, Sept. 24. New Richmond advances to 7-9 with the win. • Glen Este High School beat Winton Woods High School 25-9, 25-20, 25-20, Sept. 24. Glen Este advances to 7-6 with the win. • Batavia beat Goshen High School 25-13, 25-23, 2519, Sept. 24. Batavia advances to 8-5 with the win.

This week in cross country

• Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas was the top finisher in the women’s competition at the Milford Invitational, Sept. 19, with a time of 18:28. As a team, Milford finished fourth with a score of 109. Walnut Hills was first at 58, Loveland was second with 70 and Turpin as third with 104.

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This week in tennis

• Batavia High School beat Felicity-Franklin High School 4-1, Sept. 22. Batavia’s Beth Turner beat Amanda White 6-0, 6-0; Katelyn Woodruff beat Ciara Nickol 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; Shayna Wallace and Miranda Bare beat Comby and Tatman 6-0, 6-2 and Hannah White and Nancy Gerrard beat Jessica Sturgis and Mackenzie Turner 6-2, 61. Batavia advances to 6-8 with the win.

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New Richmond remains perfect By Tony Meale

Another week, another win. The New Richmond High School football team is a perfect 5-0 after shutting out Clermont Northeastern 27-0 Sept. 25. “Our kids are learning that if you work really hard, then you can accomplish goals that you set out to do,” New Richmond head coach Dan Scholz said. The Lions dominated CNE on the ground, as senior fullbacks Andrew Nealan and Mike Maupin combined for 174 yards and three touchdowns. A potent triple-option attack is nothing new for New Richmond, as junior quarterback Garrett Myers – along with Nealan and Maupin – have combined for more than 1,200 rushing yards on the season. While all three have been superb, Scholz was quick to credit his offensive linemen for their contributions. “When our O-Line is getting off the ball and blocking, I think we have a chance to be a pretty good team,” he said. “We’re very dependent on our O-Line to block the right people.” And when they do, New Richmond is hard to stop; the Lions have had two different players rush for at least 100 yards in a game three times this season. “When you run the option, people need to decide what they’re going to take away,” Scholz said. “It’s really hard to take away all three phases of our option.” New Richmond is also getting it down defensively; the Lions are allowing an average of 8.2 points per game. Scholz has been particu-

Andrew Nealan dives over the goal line for another New Richmond touchdown over Clermont Northeastern.

larly pleased with his secondary, including seniors Mike Skaggs, Kevin Hamilton and Brian Mazzaro. Senior inside linebacker Andy Case, who had eight tackles against CNE, has also been big. New Richmond (5-0, 10) now prepares for a road game against Batavia (2-3) Oct. 2. The Lions are currently atop the league standings. “Our goal right now is to work on us and be as good as we can be,” Scholz said. “We don’t look any further than our next game. We just want our guys to play as


Amelia running back Cameron Wisby makes a move past Anderson’s Thomas Krutka. Anderson defeated Amelia 57-6.




New Richmond quarterback Garrett Myers keeps the ball and looks for a seam. well as they can play. If we practice as well as we can, and play as well as we can, and execute as well as we can – and still get beaten – we’ll still feel good about what we did.”

Glen Este 28, Northwest 6

This week in golf

• Glen Este High School boys beat Miami Christian Academy 189-215, Sept. 21, at White Oak. • Glen Este’s Kyle Doughitt shot 7 over par 42 on the back nine at The Mill, Sept. 22, helping his team beat Winton Woods High School 176-184. Glen Este advances to 2-9 with the win. • New Richmond’s Tyler Flood shot a 4 over par 39 on the front nine at White Oak, Sept. 23, in the SBC American Division. New Richmond finished fifth with a 195.

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Amelia High School running back Cameron Wisby makes a move past Anderson’s Thomas Krutka. Anderson defeated Amelia 57-6. of the first quarter, but shutout the Knights thereafter. Northwest was led by senior Preston Brown, who carried 24 times for 140 yards. Glen Este (3-2), which has won two straight, plays at Loveland (3-2) Oct. 2.

Anderson 57, Amelia 6

Glen Este recorded 20 first downs and 450 total yards, including 269 to Austin Duncanson, who scored all four Glen Este touchdowns. Glen Este allowed a oneyard touchdown run by Northwest quarterback Cameron Bryant at the end

Anderson had little trouble with Amelia as the Redskins totaled 390 yards and 57 points in a 57-6 blowout over Amelia. Anderson was up 43-0 at halftime. Amelia’s touchdown came from a 10-yard run by junior Zac Hultz. The extrapoint kick failed. Amelia travels to Kings for a 7:30 p.m. game Oct. 2.

Western Brown 24, Williamsburg 21

Williamsburg (1-4) fell to Western Brown 24-21 and will work to get back on the winning track Oct. 2 against a talented Bethel-Tate (3-2) squad.

Alter 32, McNick 6

Undefeated Alter ran over McNick 32-6 on the strength of five rushing touchdowns. McNick (2-3) is on the road against Roger Bacon Oct. 2.

West Carrollton 34, Batavia 0

Batavia fell to 2-3 on the season with a 34-0 loss to West Carrollton and face a strong New Richmond team Oct. 2.

Thomas paces Glen Este cross country By Mark Chalifoux

The Glen Este High School girls’ cross country team is fairly young and inexperienced, but the Trojans also have one of the top runners in the state in junior Michelle Thomas. “She’s been running really well so far. Her times are good and we’re happy with what she’s done,” head coach Angie Carson said. The junior standout finished second in the state cross country meet in 2008 and should be a factor again at the state level in 2009. She’s had a very strong start to the season as her times have improved on every course and she has yet to lose a race. “She’s just a hard worker and puts in the time and the miles to do it,” Carson said. “She’s self-motivated and

self-driven. She was at a high-level last season, but I can see the improvement because of all the hard work she put in.” Glen Este hasn’t had a cross country state champion and Thomas came the closest with her second-place finish a year ago. Carson said Thomas is one of five girls around the state that should be in the mix over the next few years. “She definitely has a shot at a state title. It really all comes down to who has the best day on that day, but she’s in the mix with a couple other girls,” Carson said. Thomas is also one of three team captains and leads by example, according to Carson. “She’s a great student-athlete allaround. She’s maybe not as vocal but always runs the most and is always the last one. She’s a good role model

for the younger kids. They see how hard she works and hopefully that rubs off on them,” Carson said. As for the rest of the team, Carson said she’s happy with where the girls are. “We’re in the middle of the pack at bigger meets and we’re happy so far because we aren’t as experienced,” she said. “I want to see everyone continue to run as a pack and close the gap with Michelle.” Along with Thomas, the team is led by Lauren Owen and Tayler Davis, Alyssa Sexton and Shelby Pickelheimer. Carson said she hopes more people come out to watch a race. “A lot of people don’t know always understand what cross country is, so I hope they come out and watch more,” she said. “We have the top girl in the city and one of the top girls in the state at the school so hopefully people will come out and see that.”


Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas took the win at the 2008 Brian Plasman Memorial Invitational held at Harbin Park where 850 runners from 49 teams came to compete.


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September 30, 2009

Rowing team gets new coaches “We had one coach move to Boston, and another decide to pursue other interests,� said the crew’s president, Mark Perzel, “It was time for a new direction, and I believe the Cler-

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going to benefit our young athletes,� Perzel said. Geara has eight years direct involvement in the competitive sport of rowing, including participation, administration, and coaching. He medaled at the Midwest Masters Championship in Indianapolis in 2009, in 2007 represented the University of Cincinnati at the Henley Royal Regatta in England, and is a member of the Lebanese Rowing Federation. Geara was an officer for the UC Rowing club, has been a member of the board of the Cincinnati Rowing Club, and also coaches with the Great Miami Rowing Center in Hamilton. Bill Martin was one of the 10 original Clermont Crew oarsmen. He was the Clermont Crew’s first national champion, winning the Junior National Invitational and the Scholastic National Championship in the Junior Mens 1x. Martin was also a competitive collegiate rower for Marietta College. He was the only fresh-

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aggressive style on defense and fine special teams play. The Rockets who compete in the “always tough� GCL (Central Division) have wins over Indian Hill (19-0), Loveland (37-14), Chaminade Julienne (24-16); Kettering Alter (14-13). The lone McNick loss was to a fine Turpin team (27-21) in a well attended, exciting, early season contest in which the Rockets led until the final minutes of the game. The McNicholas Rockets will continue GCL play the balance of the 2009 season against Roger Bacon, Purcell Marian, Carroll, Fenwick and Badin. This group of dedicated

student-athletes look forward to adding to the rich history of the McNicholas football program in the years to come. The 2013 class of Rockets are: Jack Ehemann, Brad Rice, Michael Mink, Austin Ernst, Josh Jubak, Dan Poole, Logan Roberts, Kevin McHale, Jacob Lind, Wilson Aburus, Billy Walls, Eddie Tekulve, Patrick DiSalvio, Sean Nichols, Michael Byrne, Paul Wilson, Ted Mayer, Kevin Williams, Todd Gula, Tommy Tenhundfeld, Logan Stultz, Alex David, Henry Heink, Sean Stapp, Garrett Beatty and Alex Myrick. The coaches are Tristan Blackburn and Paul Romolo.

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Setter of the week

Lauren Bradford, one of UC Clermont’s talented-setting duo, earned national recognition this week as the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Setter of the Week for the period

foes – including the fifth ranked team in the nation, Ohio State University-Marion. This award marks Bradford’s second selection in two years. She also earned this honor on Sept. 26 during her freshman season.

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What new or returning fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching? Why? “None, as TV is simply a delivery system for corporate brainwashing. I’d prefer to at least attempt to think for myself occasionally, though its hard with a mouth full of flouride, and a gut full of aspartame.” N.A.B. “It may seem to be off topic when I answer the question, ‘What new or returning Fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching?’ My answer is ‘none,’ and there are no negative feelings behind that response. “Quite simply, I realize as I age that things which held my interest when I was younger no longer have any appeal for me, and most of the programming on evening TV falls into that category. I used to love watching ‘Seinfeld,’ for instance, and still occasionally enjoy a rerun. And many years ago, I loved watching Jack Paar, and then Johnny Carson. “But as far as the shows with are popular with many other people, they just don’t interest me anymore. I wonder if other older people feel the same way?” Bill B. “Can’t wait to have our favorite show, ‘Criminal Minds,’ back on the air. As for the new lineup, we’re hoping ‘Flash Forward’ is as good as the ads promise. And, of course, if it’s January it HAS to be ‘24’!” M.M.

Next question Do you plan to get either the regular flu shot or the H1N1 vaccine? Why or why not? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. “We’re looking forward to ‘Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives’ on the Food Network. Seeing new or unusual dishes, recipe variations or cultural specialties from all over the nation is very interesting.” R.V. “I'm looking forward to the new episodes of ‘The Office.’ It is such a quirky show with off-beat characters. It makes me laugh!” M.K.T. “None! I think TV programming is really at a low point. Except for the occasional PBS special and a few minutes of the local news in the morning, I don't find anything else worth watching. I use my TV mostly to play DVDs, and read a lot.” J.B. “I stumbled upon the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ on Bravo. “I wonder if they made a ‘Real Housewives of Anderson Township’ version if they could locate 5 cast members as diverse and bizarre as these ladies. You might find one or two at Kroger's or the Mercy Healthplex, but not five.” J.J.

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Voters should demand more I just finished reading an Enquirer report dated Aug. 16, titled “Most local lawmakers skip town halls.” Strangely, the piece was reporting on potential news some of our local lawmakers avoided making last week. It seems as though facing the public right now is just too risky for some noted Republicans. As of the date I submitted this op-ed neither of our Republican congressional representatives, Sen. George Voinovich or Rep. Jean Schmidt, has scheduled any public meetings to discuss legislative matters with their constituents. Schmidt has scheduled a private meeting for Aug. 28 with the chamber of commerce. I wonder are they avoiding an open discussion on health care reform? Really, I can’t understand how is it that Democrats Sherrod Brown and Steve Driehaus have time to conduct public meetings but these Republican lightweights can’t schedule some dates. Driehaus has even agreed to meet with Republican political clubs.

This reluctance to meet with constituents is particularly odd on the part of U.S. Rep. Schmidt. Consider the fact that she won her Rich Jordan last election with Community just 45 percent the vote. Press guest of Maybe she doescolumnist n’t want to face the 55 percent that voted for someone else or perhaps John Boehner has already decided how she is going to vote? According to a Schmidt spokesman: “At this point, a town hall is not going to produce anything since there is not really anything to put out there and say.” Excuse me, Jean, we live in a state where two insurance firm’s collusion now controls 58 percent of the commercial insurance market. Under this near monopoly, insurance premiums have grown by an average of 76 percent since 2000, four times faster than

wages. Small- and medium-sized businesses are being squeezed because of rising premiums. They are being forced to pass on more of the premium costs to employees, or resorting more to non-covered, part-time help, or just dropping their healthcare plan entirely. Low-wage workers, those employed by small businesses suffer the most. One report determined that 78 percent of low-wage workers don’t receive health benefits on the job. More and more hardworking people are being forced into high-premium, high-deductible private plans. Currently, one out of seven Americans under age 65 are uninsured. We are being confronted with a Katrina-like crisis in health care and Jean Schmidt can’t muster up the energy to hold a public meeting on the topic. Second district voters, we should demand more of Rep. Schmidt. Rich Jordan is vice chair of the Central Committee of the Clermont County Democratic Party. He lives on Jeb Stuart Drive in Milford.

Autumn is a time for reminiscing I’m not a fan of fall. I age another year on the first full day of fall, and even though trees briefly don their colorful finery I know winter is following close behind. But autumn is a time for reminiscing. The crisp air and smell of wood smoke trigger warm memories, such as, my 1969 football homecoming game at Bethel-Tate High School. It was my first real date with future husband, Bob. It also was the night I learned that “ball carrier” was not the name of a player on our undefeated team. Bob and I recently were watching a high school football game on ESPN when I commented about that first date more than four decades ago. Ironically, the next day I got a phone call from classmate Richard Stockton asking me if I was planning to attend the upcoming Oct. 2 football game honoring the 1969 undefeated champs. I want to say “I’m sorry” to classmates Richard, Dave Montgomery and Rick Wilson, who are coordinating the half-time ceremony. Please forgive me; I don’t remember a lot of details about the

team’s success on the field. It took Bob years of marriage and mandatory Saturday and Sunday afternoon drills with me Sharon before I finally Brumagem realized that Community football is actuan exciting Press guest ally sport, not just columnist time for socializing. Bob and I plan to be at the game Friday night. I’ll have my camera in hand since I’ll be covering it for The Bethel Journal. County historian, sports writer and dear family friend, Rick Crawford, will sub for Bob at the aftergame reunion party at classmate Denise (Bauer) Strimple’s home where former classmates and guests will gather for a fun evening of sharing memories and news. Other reunion activities are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. A lunch is planned for Saturday at Receptions in Eastgate, followed that evening by an evening

It took Bob years of drills with me before I finally realized that football is actually an exciting sport, not just time for socializing. of good wine and good entertainment at Harmony Hill Winery. The Barn is the place to meet for brunch on Sunday morning. 1969 alumni may choose which activities they wish to attend. Denise commends classmate Landa Kellum Conover for taking the time out of her busy life to coordinate reunion events. “Landa continues to be the driving force to keep our class connected. She’s done a great job of providing a framework fur us to build on this year.” For more information about Class of 1969 reunion activities, please e-mail Denise at or Landa at See you at the football game! Sharon Brumagem, a 1969 B-T graduate, writes The Town Crier and is the volunteer/communications coordinator for Clermont Senior Services.

Declare victory and bring ’em home from Iraq war Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at the Clermont County Fair “Salute to the Troops” program and had the opportunity to meet family and friends of some of the nine young men from Clermont County who have died in the war on global terrorism. During the presentation, I expressed my opinion that it is time for us to declare victory in Iraq and to begin the process of bringing our troops home. The war in Iraq has been long and costly. The war commenced in 2003 and we quickly toppled Saddam Hussein only to find that the mission was not fully accomplished. Since then, there has been much sacrifice and blood shed by American and Iraqi troops trying to achieve peace. I believe that the maximum amount of success has been achieved by our forces and that it is time to begin the long process of

bringing our troops and gear home. We are currently in an advisory role in Iraq and have been for some time. On Sept. 1, Ohio Rep. 2008, I was Danny Bubp present at the Government Community Center in RamaPress guest di, Anbar columnist Province, Iraq, when the Provincial Iraqi Control Agreement was signed and security responsibility was transferred from the American Forces to the Iraqi Forces. At one time Anbar Province was the most dangerous and deadly area in Iraq. The Iraqi military and police have assumed security responsibility in Iraq and we can now begin our withdrawal.

On June 30, all American combat troops were moved from Iraqi cities to desert outposts. With more than 130,000 American troops in Iraq and the long logistical tail to support them it will take more than a year to fully withdraw our forces. The time has come and it is the right thing to do. I am thankful that our troops were given the opportunity to win the war in Iraq. The surge worked despite the doom and gloom of some politicians in Washington. We have the best military in the entire world, and I thank God for all the young men and women willing to serve to protect our freedoms in this dangerous world. While Iraq is still a concern, I am also worried about the war in Afghanistan. In the last five to six weeks, 51 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan. While in Iraq last year, I remember watching and reading

At one time Anbar Province was the most dangerous and deadly area in Iraq. The Iraqi military and police have assumed security responsibility in Iraq and we can now begin our withdrawal. report after report of protesters and negative coverage on the war against global terrorism. But now, there is nothing in the news and we have been averaging more than one death a day for more than a month. What has changed in 2009 that has resulted in little coverage of the wars? We need to continue to pray for all of our troops serving around the world. It was with sadness that I read of the recent loss of my friend Harley Clark from Amelia. Harley was an American hero from World War II. He enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was seriously wounded on Guadal-

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canal. He recovered and lived the American dream raising a family and setting an example for others to follow. I was also saddened by the recent passing of my dear friend and campaign treasurer, Wendell Rickey. Wendell, 67, lived life to the fullest. My sincere condolences are extended to the families and friends of these two great men. As always, I welcome you to contact my office with any thoughts, concerns or questions regarding matters facing state government. You can reach me at (614) 644-6034 or write to me at Representative Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. You may also e-mail me at



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One of the most popular stations at Preparing for Night was the sack race. Center visitors could race in potato sacks to experience fun the way the pioneers might have. From left are: Anna Sager, Ashley Anderson and Emmy Sager, all of Milford.


People from all around Clermont and Hamilton counties gathered on the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Krippendorf patio to listen to The Retread Bluegrass Band and eat picnic dinners.


The Cincinnati Nature Center hosts Preparing for Night one night each year to share the wonders of night with visitors. At one of the stations, a volunteer shows a group of kids the different types of tracks made by animals in the wild.

Park visitors experience night in new ways

By Kellie Geist

Creepy things lurk in the dark and what you can’t see can be terrifying. But the Cincinnati Nature Center wants people to understand that darkness also can wonderful and full of amazement. That’s why, once a year, the center hosts Preparing for Night. Preparing for Night is the only night of the year when visitors are allowed into the park after dark and are invited to experience and learn about what the park has to offer at night. “The evening was beautiful and everyone came out,” said Kristi Masterson, the center’s community relations manager. “We had a great amount of positive feedback and we had fun doing it.” Masterson said one of the comment cards returned to the park following the event said, “You successfully managed to combine education and fun. School should be this good.” “That completely fits with our mission and what we’re trying to accomplish. We

want families and children to come out and have fun and learn about nature at the same time,” Masterson said. “It went wonderfully.” During the event, visitors were invited to participate in 12 different stations, each teaching something about nature in the dark. Visitors who completed eight of the 12 stations earned a free harmonica. Some of the stations included scarecrow making, star gazing through telescopes, luminescence and camouflage. “It was a really nice fall thing to do. It’s nice to be able to do things outside with your family,” said Meg Krsacok of Miami Township. “I brought my son and daughter and they really enjoyed it. They were able to see Jupiter and two of its moons and my daughter was able to pet a frog.” “It was a beautiful night and a great family event,” she said. This was the 12th annual Preparing for Night and Masterson said she’s sure the Cincinnati Nature Center will host this event next year. Preparing for night is the center’s largest annual event.


Sonia Kwiatkowski of Loveland helps her sons Luke, center, and Dominic get their ice cream open at the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Preparing for Night.


At one of the stations, visitors could listen to harmonica music and sit around a campfire.



Ella, left, Catherine, center, and Abbie Ritzman of Batavia make scarecrows at one of the stations at Preparing for Night.

German dinner


Faith United Methodist Church is hosting a German Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Faith United Methodist Church, 180 Fifth St., Batavia. The menu includes roast pork loin, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, applesauce and desserts. The cost is $8, $4 children ages 12 and under. Reservations are required. Call 732-2027 or visit

Preserve your heritage

At Preparing for Night, attendees participated in a variety of stations and a park volunteer would stamp your program. If you completed eight of the 12 stations, you got a free harmonica. Taylor Wilkens, right, stamps the programs for a group of kids completing one of the stations. From left are: Christian Ohmer, Maggie Ohmer, Ben Lane, Kate Lane and Chris Ohmer, all of Milford, and volunteer Sydney Wilkens.

Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association is hosting the class “Preserving Your Heritage Through Scrapbooking” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, Sec-

ond and Gay streets, Williamsburg. Learn ways to include photos, journaling and memorabilia in an album that will be treasured for gene r a tions to come. The event is led by Julia Hess, independent consultant with Creative Memories. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 724-3657.

Hindu Awareness Day

The Hindu Society of Greater Cincinnati is hosting Hindu Awareness Day from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Hindu Temple of

Greater Cincinnati, 4920 Klatte Road, Union Township. Shree Surendra Tiwari presents lecture “Events of Ramayana in Present Context.” Food is available. The event is free. Call 884-1259.

Old West

The Old West Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. The event features re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Music by Bear Foot, Batavia residents Russ and Barb Childers, is

Bear Foot


Jelena, left, Susan, J.C., and Colin Vogt of Loveland take a breather on the Krippendorf patio before setting off to check out the 12 Preparing for Night activity stations.

from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Bad Parade from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is rain or shine. The cost is $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. Call 866-9378337.

Celebrate hope, heroes

Partnership for Mental Health Inc. is hosting “Celebration of Hope and Heroes” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Community Journal. Eastgate Blvd., Eastgate. The luncheon theme is: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health. Alison K. Malmon of Active Minds Inc. and Dr. Tracey Skale of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, are speakers. The event includes the Hope and Heroes Award presentations. The cost is $25, $20 Partnership for Mental Health members. Reservations are required. Call 947-7201.


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SmartMoney Community Services Golf Outing, 1:30 p.m. Elks Run Golf Club, 2000 Elklick Road. Lunch and sign at noon. Shotgun start. Benefits local financial counseling and home ownership support. $350 per foursome, $95. Presented by SmartMoney Community Services. 241-7266, ext. 105; Batavia Township.


Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed noon-1 p.m. Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Route 52. Tour restored one-story, three-room cottage, which was built in 1817. Furnished with period items. $2.50, $2 seniors, $1.50 ages 6-12, free ages 4 and under and members. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 800283-8932; Point Pleasant.


Anderson Hills MOPS meeting, 9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers meeting. Mothers of children birth-kindergarten. Child care available, $4 per child. $23.95 one-year membership; plus $5 per meeting, free for firsttimers. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers. 231-4172. Anderson Township.


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


Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125. Clothing, $4 a bag. Toys, household items, electronics, books and baked goods. Presented by St. Mary Church - Bethel. 734-4041. Bethel. Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 752-1333. Withamsville. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 3


Preserving Your Heritage Through Scrapbooking, 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, Second and Gay streets. Learn ways to include photos, journaling and memorabilia in an album that will be treasured for generations to come. With Julia Hess, independent consultant with Creative Memories. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association. 724-3657. Williamsburg.


Whole In My Heart Military Support, 7 p.m. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Downstairs. For military and families coping with stress and PTSD. Free. Presented by Whole In My Heart Military Support. 752-2921. Union Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required ($5 annual; $2 daily). 521-7275; Anderson Township.


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


Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry. Fish, coleslaw, french fries, hush puppies and beverages. Carryout available. $8 meal; $4 sandwich. 732-9035. Batavia. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


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


Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed noon-1 p.m. Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, $2.50, $2 seniors, $1.50 ages 6-12, free ages 4 and under and members. 800-283-8932; Point Pleasant.


Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48 – fall location. Children’s farmthemed play area, food, music and more. Corn maze; $5, $4 children. Hayrides to pumpkin patch; $4, $3 children. Free admission. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 697-9173; Loveland.


A Bat’s Tale, 11 a.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Puppet show all about bats preparing for winter followed by a short program about not-so-spooky animals. Includes cocoa and cookies. For children. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Educational Building. Furniture, clothing, knick-knacks, books, toys and more. Benefits church facility projects. 7521333. Withamsville.

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Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required ($5 annual; $2 daily). 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CCGS member speaks on “Serendipity.” Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. Through Dec. 5. 7233423. Batavia.


Bethel Historical Society & Museum, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Bethel Historical Society Museum, State Route 125 and Main Street. Space in Grant Memorial Building holds historical documents and memorabilia of Bethel area. Also open by appointment. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672. Bethel. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-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. $3. 683-5692; Loveland.


Harmony Hill Vineyards ‘Market On The Hill’, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. Unique “All Ohio Proud” market. Local beef, lamb, vegetables, eggs, cheese, artisan breads and wine. 734-3548; Bethel. Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 3135 Lindale Mount Holly Road. Fresh-picked fruits and vegetables that are harvested several times each day and kept under refrigeration. 797-8344. Mount Holly. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township,, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.


German Dinner, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 180 Fifth St. Roast pork loin, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, applesauce and desserts. $8, $4 children ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 732-2027; Batavia. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Hindu Awareness Day, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati, 4920 Klatte Road. Shree Surendra Tiwari presents lecture “Events of Ramayana in Present Context.” Food is available. Free. Presented by Hindu Society of Greater Cincinnati. 8841259. Union Township.


Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Mary Church, 734-4041. Bethel. Fall Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 Bag Sale. Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 752-1333. Withamsville. S U N D A Y, O C T . 4

FARMERS MARKET Blooms and Berries Farm Market, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173. Loveland. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


The Old West Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 11, at 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. Relive days of the old Wild West with re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Music by Bear Foot is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 and Bad Parade from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is rain or shine. The cost is $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. Call 866-937-8337. M O N D A Y, O C T . 5


Celebration of Hope and Heroes, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Luncheon theme: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health. Alison K. Malmon of Active Minds Inc. and Dr. Tracey Skale of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, speakers. Includes Hope and Heroes Award presentations. $25, $20 Partnership for Mental Health members. Reservations required. Presented by Partnership for Mental Health Inc. 947-7201. Eastgate.


Homeschoolers Meet ‘n Greet, 1 p.m. Book Talk. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Meet other homeschoolers. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg.


Book Chat, 6 p.m. “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Todd Gilbert. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Book discussion group for adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Chess Night, 7 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Join Alfred Cherascot to learn basic strategy and to play matches. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

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COMMUNITY DANCE Pierce Township Square Dance Classes, 7:30 p.m. Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Beechmont Square Dance Club beginner square dance class. No prior dance experience necessary. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-441-9155; Pierce Township. LITERARY LIBRARIES

Oktoberfest: National GermanAmerican Heritage Day, 5:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Cincinnati Museum Center presents lecture “OverThe-Rhine: Its People and Spirit” for adults. Dreamweavers, storytelling troupe, present program for children. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond.

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Anime Club, 3 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Watch new and classic anime recommend library to buy or not. Ages-1318. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Through Oct. 21. 734-2619. Bethel.


First Wednesday Book Group, 2 p.m. “In the Company of the Courtesan” by Sarah Dunant. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Bethel Branch Library. Free. Registration required. 734-2619. Bethel.


Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Bear Foot 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Bad Parade 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, $10, $6 ages 612; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.


Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry. All you can eat. Eggs, meat, toast, potatoes and beverages. Carryout available. $7. Presented by Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. 732-9035. Batavia.


Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, $2.50, $2 seniors, $1.50 ages 6-12, free ages 4 and under and members. 800-283-8932; Point Pleasant. Miller-Leuser Log House Open House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Tour of 1796 historic log house and farm buildings. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.


Munson Hicks is Andrew Wyke and Michael Gabriel Goodfriend is Milo Tindle in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Sleuth.” This mystery runs through Oct. 3 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513421-3888 or visit

HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market. Free admission. 697-9173; Loveland.


The Cincinnati Museum Center opens its new exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” Saturday, Oct. 3, at Union Terminal. The exhibit depicts how archaeologists make use of technology and science to understand ancient Egypt. It includes challenges, artifacts, and mummies (including a prototype in a state of “unwrapping.”) To kick off the exhibit, PharaohFest will be 2-10:30 p.m. Saturday, inside and outside the center’s rotunda. It is for all ages and includes music, food, a fashion show and more. For more information and museum ticket prices, call 513-287-7000 or visit


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What if I become angry with God? Honest people admit there are times they’re angry at God. Pious people pretend their faith is so strong that they’re never angry. A wise old lady said, “It’s better to be honest than pious.” If we’re human and honest there are times we do become angry and blame God for a lot of things (whether God’s responsible or not): he’s too silent; unresponsive to our needs; and unrelenting when our sufferings persist. We beg for a problem to be removed and it just gets worse. We pray for a dying child and the child dies. Years ago a mother’s 10-yearold son was killed in a freak accident. She stopped going to church and said she couldn’t believe in a God who would allow such tragedies to happen. Her anger is understandable. Yet, which of us can explain to

her or ourselves the mysteries of life? We might wonder – does the tragedy really demolish her belief in a God, or is she so enraged at God she can’t let herself express the grief in a God, or is she so enraged at God she can’t let herself express the grief she feels he caused her? What if she could rage and wrestle with God? God can take it. Might an honest human interchange with God possibly introduce her to a greater and loving God who suffers with her? When such existential crises occur some people lose their faith while very many eventually find their faith strengthened. God’s amazing grace is a powerful thing. Can we express our anger with God, and of all things, it still be considered prayer? Certainly! The Bible abounds with examples. The

prophets rebuked God at times for their hardships. Many of the Old Testament Psalms are known as “Lament Psalms,” prayers of complaint. God was real to them and they felt free enough to express their frustration. Certain psalms present us with words and feelings we might ordinarily hesitate using. “Lord, why do you cast me off and hide your face from me?” (Psalm 88) Others express our reliance on the care of God and complain when it seems missing, “God you are my rock, so why have you forgotten me?” (Psalm 42) Job’s wife was so angry she told Job to “Curse God, and die.” (Job 2:9) Where else can we be totally human if not before the One who made us? We can sing out our praise and gratitude to God. At

other times we can pray our frustrations and anger. We can also shout out our feelings of forsakenness and empty them out, send them echoing through the universe. Then, as we so often do in our human-to-human relationships, we see things differently and recant until the next time. Being open to God lets God be open with us. We can be true to him and to ourselves. We appreciate anyone who accepts our feelings of anger and doubt and accepts them, especially God. We begin to trust such a one with the rest of ourselves. Our honest struggles with God can permit us to make great advances in our faith. We begin to understand life with insights we never had before. Some of us cling too long to our

anger with God or another perFather Lou son. To feel hurt Guntzelman and plan vengeance is Perspectives tasty to the undeveloped soul. It enables us to feel perpetually wronged, entitled to self-indulgence, and serve as an excuse for our lack of compassion toward others. We cynically print on our personal coat-of-arms, “Poor Me, Mean God.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

No purchase necessary for sweepstakes entry A local woman says she was shocked to learn her 87-year-old mother has been spending thousands of dollars on items in the mistaken belief the more she ordered the better chance she would have of winning a million dollar sweepstakes. Unfortunately, this type of thing has happened many times with senior citizens. Angie Pauly of Madeira said she discovered her mother wrote as many as five checks in one day, for a nearly two years, as she ordered merchandise from Publisher’s Clearing House.

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“I had o n e checkbook and I added up, just since July, what she had spent, and it was like $700,” P a u l y

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September 30, 2009

Tickle your kids pink with healthy ice pops How is it that I can easily make, from scratch, a pastry-shop quality, multilayer Viennese torte with a delicate cooked pastry cream filling, yet have trouble sometimes with b o x e d cakes? I learned Rita why last Heikenfeld night at cake decoRita’s kitchen r a t i n g class. I forgot to follow the advice my teacher, Martha Buckler, gave: Don’t mix on too high a speed since that causes air bubbles. Instead, smack the cakes down on the counter to remove air bubbles before baking (my mom always did that), and bake at 325 degrees and not 350 degrees. You’ll have to bake a bit longer. Also if you’re using 9-inch round cake pans use two boxes of cake mix to fill them up nicely.

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I found this recipe tucked into the gargantuan stack of recipes that I wanted to try. It turned out really good, but next time I think I’ll use a couple pouches of onion soup mix and double the water and flour since we could have used more gravy. The best part is it was so easy. Nice for a fall supper with boiled noodles. About 3 pounds pork loin roast 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄4 cup flour Line a 9-by-13 pan with a double layer of aluminum foil, letting it hang out on all sides. Sprinkle soup mix in center. Put roast fat side down on soup mix. Fold foil over and seal. Cook in 300-

Mercy recognized for using new technology For the third consecutive year Mercy Health Partners has been named one of the “100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” in the nation. Ratings recently released by the American Hospital Association through its Hospitals and Health Networks magazine show Mercy is again being recognized as a national leader in effectively applying information technology. The Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking study measures the use of information technology at 1,314 hospitals nationwide. The survey reviewed how hospitals use new technology to address five key areas: Safety and quality, customer service, business processes,

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Old-fashioned pork roast and gravy. degree oven until pork registers 155 degree. This could take a couple hours or more depending upon the size. Check after two hours. Remove meat and measure drippings. Add enough water to make 2 cups. Pour into pan. Mix 1⁄2 cup water and the flour together. Stir into mixture in pan and heat to boiling. Boil a minute, check for seasonings and serve with meat. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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Enjoying fall at Cane Run Farm By John Seney

Chad Deimling of Amelia was panning for gold at the Cane Run Farm Fall Fest. The gold nuggets he found may not have been real, but the smile on Deimling’s face was. Cane Run Farm provides day services for mentallyand physically-handicapped adults at a 16-acre farm near Williamsburg. Jim Sprague, program administrator, said the farm holds a special event twice a year in which activities are planned and family members are invited to visit. At Fall Fest Sept. 11, some of the activities, in addition to panning for gold, included coloring, dancing, cornhole, and a game in which aluminum cans were knocked over with bean bags. There also was a karate exhibition. Sprague said Cane Run Farm serves about 50 people a day and is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The adults who attend mostly are from Clermont and Hamilton counties and

Sprague said the adults in the day program learn life skills by helping take care of the animals. Some of the other regular activities at Cane Run include flower and vegetable gardening, arts, crafts, woodworking, cooking and horseback riding. “The skills we teach can be carried on through life,” Sprague said. Sharon Woodrow, superintendent of the Clermont County Board of Develop-

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Christy Wallace, left, of Batavia dances with Cane Run Farm staff member Barb Kronker. live either with family members or in group homes. Cane Run provides transportation. Cane Run Farm as been in operation since 2005, and is run by Residential Concepts, Inc., which also provides residential facilities in Clermont County for mentally- and physicallyhandicapped adults. The farm has horses, goats, llamas, doves, chickens, guinea pigs, fish, cats and dogs.

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mental Disabilities, said that even though Cane Run is a separate provider, her agency has a close relationship the farm. “They are doing some fascinating things,” she said. Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities member Kim Pellington called Cane Run and Residential Concepts “a role model for providers and care-givers.”

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Clermont Co. veteran to serve as chaplain for state association By Kellie Geist

Howard Daugherty is no stranger to public speaking. As a Tate Township trustee and a Clermont County Veterans’ Service commissioner, Daugherty has had his share of speaking out. But, for the next year, Daugherty will be speaking in a very different role. He has been elected chaplain of the Ohio State Association of County Veterans’ Service Commissioners. The state association consists of all the commissioners of all the veterans’ service commissions in the 88 counties in Ohio, which adds up to be about 450 people. As chaplain, Daugherty will lead opening and clos-


Howard Daugherty, a Clermont County Veterans Service commissioner, was elected chaplain for the Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners. ing prayers during the association’s three annual meetings. The meetings are held Friday through Sunday in Dublin, Ohio. Sunday mornings, Daugherty will speak for about 30 minutes during

a memorial. “I’m not a minister and, in fact, when I was elected, I told them,” Daugherty said. “I believe in God, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not a preacher and I don’t think

I’ll hold up to that at all.” He also will call family members of deceased veterans. Being newly elected, Daugherty has not had a chance to serve as chaplain at any of the meetings, but he said he’s not nervous. “I don’t love talking in front of people, but I know these people and they know me ... I’m looking forward to it,” Daugherty said. Clermont County Veterans’ Service Office Director Dan Bare is confident Daugherty will make a good chaplain. “Howard is a great leader, and he will do a wonderful job as chaplain for the association,” Bare said. “He is dedicated to helping veterans and their families in every way possi-

ble.” Daugherty has served on the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission Board since 2000 and represents Disabled American Veterans, of which he is a lifetime member. He is also a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans and the American Legion. Daugherty served as a door gunner and crew chief while he served with the Army in Vietnam. He was overseas in 1967 and 1968. During his time in Vietnam, Daugherty was awarded a medal for valor that got him inducted to the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor in 2006. He was

the first veteran from Clermont County to be inducted. “That’s my most treasured veteran moment, other than coming home from Vietnam,” Daugherty said. When he’s not working for veterans, Daugherty likes to spend time with his wife of 40 years, Terri, and cuts grass. He also is a trustee and lifetime member of the Clermont County Historical Association, a member of the Bethel Lion’s Club and he sells Little Debbie snacks in the Bethel, Mount Orab, Georgetown and Felicity areas. When asked if there was anything else to say, Daugherty said there was one other thing: “Just, whenever you see a veteran, thank him. We wouldn’t be here without veterans.”

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Giving up is easy, but for James Powell it wasn’t an option. From a small boy watching people pushing airplanes to a local park to a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force flying B-52s, Powell has spent his 65 years overcoming the odds and fighting for his dreams. And how he’s written a book to tell about it. “The book is an autobiography, but it’s more about picking yourself up more times than you fall,” Powell,

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know what? That’s what I want to do,” Powell said. That’s when Moses said: “It’s OK to dream, but after you’ve dreamed, go put on your coveralls.” And Powell did. He saved his money and learned to fly airplanes one hour at a time. Then, when he was drafted, he fought his way into the cockpit of a B-52. But even while he rose to the top, Powell always found people who doubted him. After his first marriage, a school janitor told Powell he’d better hope for a job at the post office, because now he’d never go to college. After he was drafted, Powell was told he’d never fly an airplane because of his ethnicity. And even as a captain in


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DEATHS Larry Gene Davison

Larry Gene Davison, 63, of Union Township died Sept. 18. Survived by son, Mitch (Tonya) Davison; daughter, Jennifer (Pat) Murphy; brothers, Ed (Peggy) Davison and Terry Davison; five grandchildren; and companion, Sharon Lack. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Elizabeth (nee Lythgoe) Davison; and brothers, Bobby and Richard Davison. Services were Sept. 23 at Willowville VFW Post No. 9630, Batavia. Memorials to: VFW Post No. 9630, 4283 Stoddard Lane, Batavia, OH 45103.

James D. DeMangone

James D. DeMangone, 85, of Union Township died Sept. 19. Survived by wife, Joyce DeMangone; son, William James (Colleen) DeMangone; daughters, Jill Ann (Joe) Kiernan and Kimbrell Lee (Roger) Shea; sister, Helen (Tony) Frattini; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Dommic DeMangone; mother, Anna Hanyo; and sister, Mary Vargosko. Services were Sept. 22 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to: Charity of donor’s choice.

Col. Cecil Himes

Col. Cecil Himes, 94, formerly of Batavia died Sept. 19. He founded the Fred C. and Jennie Himes fouryear scholarship at Batavia High School. Survived by wife, Irene Miller Himes; daughters, Ruthanne Greenwood and Sue Ellen Gibbs; son, James Kelly (Joann) Himes; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Fred C. and Jennie L. Himes; and sons, Robert C. and Michael B. Services were Sept. 26 at Moore’s Family Funeral Home, Batavia. Memorials to: Charity of donor’s choice.

Fremont Jacobs

Fremont Jacobs, 86, of Batavia died Sept. 20. Survived by wife, Billie (nee Gentry) Jacobs; son, Dan Jacobs; daughter, Stephanie Evans; grandchildren, Amanda, Molly, Nathan and Clint; and three great-grandchildren. Services were Sept. 23 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Paul Kimmerly

Paul “Jack” Kimmerly, 84, of Batavia died Sept. 17. Survived by wife, Edna Kimmerly; son, Paul E. (Patti) Kimmerly Jr.; step-sons, Terry Lyle (Tracy) Patten and Michael Alan (Patti) Patten; daughters, Donna Lee (Jack) Birkes,

Claude Dean (Tom) Clark and Margie Lynn (Dave) Back; step-daughters, Brenda Jean (Steve) Morehouse and Barbara Kay (Kenny) Gifford; brothers, Ely Kimmerly and Robert Roger Kimmerly; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, John Jackson and Margie (nee Yeager) Kimmerly. Services were Sept. 21 at Egbert Funeral Home, Mount Orab.

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas, 62, of New Richmond died Sept. 11. Survived by parents, John “Bud” and Margie Thomas; brother, William “Bill” (Carol) Thomas; and companion, Carol Meyer.

Services were Sept. 15 at the Moscow Cemetery.

Kathleen D. Wright

Kathleen D. Wright, 60, of Mount Orab died Sept. 19. Survived by husband, Thomas Wright; children, Matthew Wright of Batavia, Mark Wright of Mount Orab and Leslie Carrier and West Union; grandchildren, Sheila, Michael, Abigail, Rebecca, Erica, Cory and Anthony; brother, Steve Michelis of Amelia; numerous nieces and nephews; also survived by additional family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Ford Glen and Rita (nee Russell) Michelis. Services were Sept. 22 at Megie Funeral Home, Mount Orab.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann


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Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265


Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia


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

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



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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


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


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



EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

United Methodist Church

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400

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


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

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


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


Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

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

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715

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


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

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Se ce 8 30a , 10:30am o s p Service......8:30am, Sundayy Worship 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


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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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A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

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


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


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

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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

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


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

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103

513-732-6241 - Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

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


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



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Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

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

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

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

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



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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

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

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

St. Bernadette Church

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

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

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

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


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

“Room for the Whole Family”

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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

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Pastor: Tom Bevers






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

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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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 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

Trinity United Methodist


A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


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

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



Community Journal



Diana C. Davis, 23, 42 S. Kline, theft, Sept. 5. Chad E. Roberts, 37, 35 St. Andrews, drug possession, Sept. 5. Joshua B. Wilson, 29, 1381 Ohio Pike No. 8E, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, domestic violence, Sept. 6. Juvenile, 13, theft, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 17, theft, Sept. 8. Kimberly D. Petty, 44, 1760 Culver Court No. 6, disorderly conduct, Sept. 9. Jolene Whitacre, 26, 1760 Culver Court No. 10, disorderly conduct, Sept. 9. Philip M. Whisner, 22, 1760 Culver Court No. 10, disorderly conduct, Sept. 9. Christopher M. Marck, 28, 46 Honeysuckle, theft, Sept. 9. Ronald Riddle, 69, 606 Virginia Ave., theft, Sept. 10. Brian L. Stokes, 48, 1404 Yankeetown, open container, Sept. 13. Juvenile, 16, theft, Sept. 12. Juvenile, 17, theft, Sept. 12. Juvenile, 15, underage possession of tobacco, Sept. 12.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Domestic incident

At Ohio 125, Sept. 4.

Domestic violence


Wallet taken from purse at Dollar General at West Main Street, Sept. 8. Medication taken at 217 North St., Sept. 7. Bottles of pop taken from United Dairy Farmers at Main Street, Sept. 11.



Incidents/investigations Menacing

Robert J. Mcatee, 58, 1841 Bethel New Richmond, physical control, Sept. 7. Richard Carter, 43, 303 Market St., domestic violence, Sept. 6. Bobby G. Long, 33, 1094 Richey Road, receiving stolen property, driving under suspension, Sept. 9.

Misuse of credit card

At Market Street, Sept. 6.


Medication taken at 12 Lori Lane No. D, Sept. 6. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $30.02 at 51 W. Main, Sept. 9. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $28.37 at 51 W. Main, Sept. 15.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 44 W. Main, Sept. 11.



Chad Mentzel, 37, 1091 Flick Lane, drug possession, Sept. 5. John M. Sherrill, 33, 7026 Stonewall Ridge, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, Sept. 5.

Criminal damage

Trespassing on property at 3338 Jenny Lind, Sept. 10.

Cellphone and can goods taken at 630 E. Main No. C, Sept. 5.

Receiving stolen property

Cash taken; $16 at 530 Iris Lane, Sept. 3. Earring taken; $50 at 585 Locust Corner, Sept. 14.

Criminal trespass


Male stated card used with no authorization at 27 S. Deer Creek, Sept. 12.


Windshield damaged on vehicle at 1751 Ohio 125 No. 211, Sept. 6.

Female was assaulted at 160 S. Riverside, Sept. 10. Male juvenile was assaulted at 650 Kilgore, Sept. 10.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence


Subject found driving stolen vehicle at Ohio 52 at Front Street, Sept. 9.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Matthew R. Armstrong, 43, 1639 W. Concord, warrant, Aug. 28. Neal D. Donley, 19, 929 Old Ohio 52, warrant, Sept. 2. Deborah Alsept, 47, 11454 Colthar, warrant, Sept. 8.

Incidents/investigations Abduction, aggravated robbery

Female abducted and forced to withdraw money from ATM; $800 at 1257 Birchview, Sept. 8.


Male was assaulted at 1760 Culver Court, Sept. 9.


At Ohio Pike, Sept. 6. At Culver Court, Sept. 9.


Male was threatened at 360 St. Andrews No. E, Sept. 5.


ID card taken at 1751 Ohio 1215 No. 147, Sept. 4. Beer taken from Kroger; $17 at 1783 Ohio Pike, Sept. 4. ID card taken at 1751 Ohio 125 No. 147, Sept. 4. Clothing taken from Wal-Mart; $69 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 5. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $63 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 8. Debit card taken at 1691 Stella Drive, Sept. 4. Ink cartridges taken from Wal-Mart; $63 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 9. Flowers taken from Wal-Mart; $13 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 10. Purse taken while at Wal-Mart at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 10. Makeup and clothing taken from WalMart at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 12. Cash taken from vehicle; $160 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 10. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $39 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 14. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $38 at 1815 Ohio Pike, Sept. 14.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Eric Hodge, 22, 5466 Beechmont Ave., operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 12. William Hughes, 19, 142 Newlun Court, warrant service, Sept. 12. Kimberly Gill, no age given, 3973 Piccadilly No. D, public indecency, Sept. 11. Kenneth G. Bond, 45, 972 Crisfield, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, leaving scene, Sept. 9. Johnny E. Cabezas, 40, 3 Merlin Drive, no drivers license, Sept. 12. Gina S. Sloan, 42, 1037 Old Ohio 74, driving under suspension, Sept. 11. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct,

Sept. 11. Peter M. Murphy, 50, 700 E. Main, expired license, Sept. 11. Heather C. Pollock, 30, 352 St. Andrews, drug possession, drug instrument, paraphernalia, Sept. 10. Troy D. Gillespie, 34, 810 Clough, driving under suspension, Sept. 10. Eric S. Warren, 26, 4551 Wood Glen, theft, driving under suspension, Sept. 11. William J. Lane, 24, 4261 Ferguson, theft, Sept. 11. Pamela S. Carr, 40, 8363 Brownsboro, operating vehicle under influence, open container, Sept. 11. Ashley N. Donley, 22, 4317 Marbe Lane, misuse of credit card, Sept. 11. Albert Dewar, 71, 608 Charwood, disorderly conduct, menacing by stalking, Sept. 12. Haley M. Jones, no age given, 606 Glenrose, warrant service, Sept. 13. Jerry W. Mcalister, 61, theft, Sept. 12. Jorge A. Damian, 29, 3977 Piccadilly, no drivers license, Sept. 13. Juvenile, 13, underage possession of tobacco, Sept. 13. James Ponder, 40, 2065 Evanor, disorderly conduct, Sept. 13. Edward J. Gumbert, 24, 3960 Youngman, unauthorized use, Sept. 9. Casey Cunningham, 30, 175 Chapel, no motorcycle endorsement, Sept. 10. Cordero Huerta, 24, 4262 Ferguson, no drivers license, Sept. 13. Roberto Huerta, 26, 4262 Ferguson, wrongful entrustment, Sept. 13. Terry M. James, 28, 2653 Vera Ave., driving under suspension, Sept. 16. Daniel P. Meek, 26, 1238 Ayershire, no drivers license, Sept. 15. William D. Thomas Jr., 25, 3372 Concord Hennings Mill, driving under suspension, Sept. 15. Dustin S. Robinson, 21, 5580 Wildrose, warrant service, Sept. 15. Harold J. Martin, 37, 3939 Wilma Court, disorderly conduct, Sept. 16. Robert S. Roark, 27, 640 Daniel Court, operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 15. Joshua T. Tribble, 21, 106 Southern Trace, driving under suspension, Sept. 14. Kayla L. Manning, 18, 4815 Long Acres, no drivers license, Sept. 14. Dennis L. Coffman, 56, 4056 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, warrant service, Sept. 14. Juvenile, 10, domestic violence, Sept. 14. Alan D. Kleimeyer, 30, 4563 Eldywood, warrant service, Sept. 14. Marcus A. Stineman, 25, 4591 Lakeland, operating vehicle under influence, leaving scene, driving under suspension, Sept. 14. Juvenile, 17, no drivers license, Sept. 14.

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Game system, I-Pod, etc. taken; $760 at 13 Apple Lane, Sept. 10.

Criminal damage

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Entry made at 2239 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 9. Aircompressor taken from Kingsway Fellowship Church at 2906 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 13. Unlisted items taken from abandoned residence at 2435 Ohio 133, Bethel, Sept. 13. Male reported this offense at 6294 Hunt Road, Blanchester, Sept. 11. Entry made into barn at 76 Riverview, Felicity, Sept. 10. Female reported this offense at 318 3rd St., Moscow, Sept. 12.

Felonious assault

Male was assaulted at 816 Clough Pike, Sept. 12.


Medication taken from Wal-Mart at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 13.


Tampering with records, theft

Subject created false accounts and took cash from Smyth Automotive; $130,903.34 loss at Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Sept. 10.


Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $108 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 13. Merchandise taken from Bigg’s; $89 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 10. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; over $30 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 12. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $43 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 12. Lotions, etc. taken from Bath & Body Works; $363 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 11. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $81 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 11. A ring was taken; $500 at 4594 Ellsberry Court, Sept. 11. DVD screen, etc. taken from vehicle; $380 at 4404 Stonelick Woods, Sept. 13. Purse taken from vehicle at 617 Ohio Pike, Sept. 13. Tools taken from Home Depot; $474 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 13. Credit card, etc. taken from vehicle at 1034 Glendale Drive, Sept. 10. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 675 Chateau, Sept. 9. Jewelry taken; over $7,250 at 1343 Baldwin, Sept. 14. Tires/rims taken off vehicle at Beechmont Toyota at Ohio Pike, Sept. 14. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $106 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 8. Cellphone taken at 601 Ohio Pike, Aug. 31. Credit card taken at 4419 Eastwood No. 6104, Sept. 13.

Juvenile, 10, arson, Sept. 1. Brittany N. Wood, 21, 115 Winding Trails Drive, theft, Sept. 4.

Incidents/investigations Arson

Garbage can set on fire near school building at 839 Spring St., Sept. 1.


Merchandise taken from Hilltop Quick Stop; $22 at 418 E. Main St., Sept. 4.

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 2191 Ohio

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 2285 Crane Schoolhouse, Amelia, Sept. 12. Trespassing on property at 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Sept. 8. Trespassing on property at 273 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Sept. 11.

Disorderly conduct

Juvenile assaulted another student at Amelia High at Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 4. Fighting occurred at 2700 block of Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 13.

Domestic violence

At Bay Meadow, Batavia, Sept. 11. At East Meadow, Batavia, Sept. 13. At Mulberry Street, Felicity, Sept. 13. At Main Street, Neville, Sept. 14. At Franklin Laurel Road, New Richmond, Sept. 14. At Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 13. At Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 10.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 38 Mallard, Amelia, Sept. 11. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2605 Gaylord, Bethel, Sept. 8. Male reported ID theft at 16 Heather Drive, Loveland, Sept. 11. Male stated money taken from account with no authorization at Lower Cumberland, Mt. Orab, Sept. 4. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2659 Chestnut, New Richmond, Sept. 10. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 122 Cross St., Newtonsville, Sept. 10.



Female reported this offense at 2700 block of Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Sept. 15. Female reported this offense at 2200 block of Ohio 756, Moscow, Sept. 8.


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Landscaping timbers damaged at community pool at 3669 Bristol Lake, Amelia, Sept. 12. Vehicle damaged at 3723 Loch Lamond, Amelia, Sept. 10. Bushes damaged at 2257 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Sept. 14.

Male exposed himself at Richey Road, Felicity, Sept. 11.



Criminal damage

Public indecency

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Money taken at 4720 Keeneland Run, Batavia, Sept. 14. Male reported this offense at 2113 Ohio 50, Batavia, Sept. 14. Unlisted items taken at 3246 Ohio 131, Goshen, Sept. 9. Items taken from trailer at 1919 Ohio 52, Moscow, Aug. 30. Unlisted items taken at 4181 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Sept. 11.

Female was threatened at 600 University Lane No. 113, Batavia, Sept. 14. Male was threatened at 4225 Muscovy, Batavia, Sept. 9. Male was threatened at 3705 Smyrna, Felicity, Sept. 8. Male was threatened at 2058 Ginn Road, New Richmond, Sept. 8.


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125 No. 189, Amelia, Sept. 13. Female reported this offense at 2792 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 14. Male reported this offense at 1991 James E. Sauls, Batavia, Sept. 12. Male was assaulted at Ohio 132, Batavia, Sept. 12. Male was assaulted at 600 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 12. Female was assaulted at 5835 Belfast Owensville, Batavia, Sept. 10. Female was assaulted at 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 31. Male juvenile was assaulted at Amelia High at 1351 Clough, Batavia, Sept. 8. Male was assaulted at 235 Mulberry No. 45, Felicity, Sept. 1. Male was assaulted at 1554 Ohio 232, Moscow, Sept. 8.

Breaking and entering

Door damaged in apartment at 810 Clough, Sept. 11. Window broken in vehicle at 439 Maplecroft, Sept. 9. Front window broken at 3884 Crescent, Sept. 13. Room damaged at Days Inn at Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Sept. 10. Window broken at Beechmont Ford at Ohio Pike, Sept. 14.

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Juvenile, 10, criminal trespass, Sept. 13. Allan C. Summers, 42, 5724 Hamilton, warrant, Sept. 14. Jeffrey L. Hager, 34, 3427 Dale Road, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, Sept. 14. John J. Kellison, 23, 520 Anchor Drive, warrant service, Sept. 14. Reinhold E. Neulist, 48, 4396 Elick, warrant service, Sept. 15. Stacey Barton, 25, 4143 Brookfield, obstruction official business, Sept. 14.



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Michael Collins, 55, 240E. Glen, warrant, Sept. 13. Krystle R. Cramer, 22, 648 Terrace View, drug abuse instrument, Sept. 15.

Male was threatened at Chapel Road, Sept. 11.





Three checks taken at 38 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, Sept. 14. Unlisted items taken at 1316 Hamman Drive, Amelia, Sept. 17. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 175 Chapel Road, Amelia, Sept. 14. Merchandise taken from Kroger at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 11. Check taken at 3739 Oakwood Drive, Amelia, Sept. 11. Merchandise taken from Kroger at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 12. Unlisted items taken at 1850 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 10. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 9. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 9. Unlisted items taken at 40 Lucy Run, Amelia, Sept. 9. Unlisted items taken at 4 Montgomery Way No. 9, Amelia, Sept. 1.

On the record IN THE COURTS Filings

Total Quality Logistics vs. New Horizons Plastics Recycling, et al., professional tort Margaret Mason and Jimmie Mason vs. Brownie and Sons Supermarket Inc., other tort Julie A. Thompson vs. Jerrold D. Bradley, et al., other tort Stephanie Morris vs. Dobbins Nursing Home, et al., other tort Thomas Palmer vs. Patent Construction Systems and Marsha Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation U.S. Bank NA vs. William Macdonald, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Leslie W. Perry, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Brandon D. Grant, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Tina L. Henges and Household Realty Corporation, foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Robert D. Erdmann Jr., et al., foreclosure First Financial Bank successor by merger vs. Donald W. Faulkner, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. William H. Jansen, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael Meyer, et al., foreclosure Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Floyd Douglas Webb, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Mark S. Schmidt, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Charlotte A. Fletcher, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Traci L. Canter, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Kenneth G. Rich, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. successor by merger vs. Ty Napier, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Roger N. Nyam, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Larry L. Locke, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Shirley R. Payne, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Jeffery A. Crabtree, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank FC/BK Representation vs. Daniel Tyler, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Dana J. Krug, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. James A. Moore, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Amanda J. Neal, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jeffrey Davis, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. successor by merger vs. Mary Bene and Michael Bene, foreclosure Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Dennis J. Dermody, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA as successor trustee vs. Kevin Rowe, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Clermont County Treasurer vs. James Edwin Masterson and Virginia Trummer, foreclosure Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Joyce Ann Belperio, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. George J. Braunagel, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Linda S. Byrd, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Bryan Weber and Lenora Weber, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Lori Sena and Jeffrey Sena, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Bobby E. Robb, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Malish Patel, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Kevin D. Dick, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. John C. Burris, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Jason McDonald, et al., foreclosure SFJV 2005 LLC vs. Dustin M. Partin and Kemberly A. Partin, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Bryon E. Clark, et al., foreclosure Morequity Inc. vs. Donald E. Loudermilk, et al., foreclosure Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Kathi K. Zeller, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Timothy Gibson, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lori L. Deatherage, et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Lonny S. Allison, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. James E. Sanger and Barbara A. Sanger, other civil LTD Acquisitions LLC vs. Dale Ravenscraft, other civil Auto Owners Insurance vs. Douglas Smith, other civil Huntington National Bank vs. Keith J. Berry and Ronda S. Berry, other civil Trinity MVB 045 Financial LLC vs. Matthew C. Rowekamp, other civil Calvalry SPV I LLC vs. Tonya R. McFadden, other civil American Express Centurion Bank vs. Lee Hudnall, other civil


Ruby Martinez vs. Andrew John Baker Jennifer Blevins vs. Britt Blevins

Robert A. Abner vs. Dana R. Abner Mary Jeanine Benz vs. Jerome Thomas Benz Jacqueline D. Switzer vs. James T. Switzer Jeanne Buse vs. Joseph Buse Donna E. Carnahan vs. Franklin D. Carnahan Jr. Jonathan R. Phillips vs. Debbie Phillips


Wendy Reppart vs. Steven Reppart Jennifer Fithen vs. David Todd Fithen Laura J. Hebbard vs. Gary D. Hebbard Adrienne Marie Crump vs. Matthew Wylie Crump Julie R. Strunk vs. Randall S. Strunk Robert J. Sherrill vs. Emily J. Sherrill


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. Nicholas K. Pinger, 23, 3452 Bolender Road, Bethel, trafficking in marijuana, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Cherita S. Johnson, 29, P.O. Box 371502, Decatur, Ga., non-support of dependents, non-support of dependents. David Lee Rabe, 48, 2054 Ohio 131, Batavia, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with certain concentrations of alcohol or drugs in specific bodily substances, Miami Township Police. Joshua Dillon Thompson, 19, 2044 Sunset View, Amelia, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Allen Daugherty, 24, 300 University Lane, Batavia, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kyle Thomas Crouch, 18, 3381 Whispering Trees Drive, Amelia, burglary, safecracking, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly A. Mullins, 34, robbery, Union Township Police Department. Jarrad M. Thacker, 28, robbery, Union Township Police Department. Jeffrey S. Abrams, 28, 2191 E. Ohio Pike #49, Amelia, breaking and entering, Union Township Police Department. Joseph M. Schmidt, 32, 74 Wolfer Road, Amelia, breaking and entering, Union Township Police Department. William M. Burnett, 35, 343 Angela Court, Loveland, theft, Milford Police. Steven M. Colley, 23, receiving stolen property, Pierce Township Police.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Christopher Crosby, presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges Stephen W. Powell and Robert A. Hendrickson the appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

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


52 Beech Circle, Michael & Rachel Morgenthal to Joshua & Debbie Reynolds, $118,000. 25 Heron Drive, William Smith & Mary Gibson to Edward Thill & Brandon Fox, 0.2 acre, $128,500.


2460 Bauer Road, John & Debra Kellington to Waltz Enterprises LLC., 18.4381 acre, $160,000. 2051 Ponderosa Pine Court, Bradley & Emily Maynard to Ronnie & Stacy Howell, 0.46 acre, $148,900.


4208 Avalon Court, Marilyn Ruth Miller to R & R Trust, et al., 0.296 acre, $190,000. 4263 Bantam, US Bank N.A., as trustee to Ryan Goodman, $37,200. 4484 Bridlewood Lane, Eric & April Simpson to Christina & Matthew Smith, $129,000. 991 Burgess Court, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Michael & Marianne Storck, 0.271 acre, $304,668. 1016 Clepper Lane, William Paul, trustee to Sarah & John Hodges, $83,500. 472 Craig Road, Patricia Ross to Katherine Reindl, $133,500. 4207 Forsythia Drive, Richard Ostendorf to Wilbur & Deborah Tumbleson, $134,000. 678 Hyacinth Road, M/I Homes of

Cincinnati LLC. to Thomas Howko & Anna Dowell, 0.2748 acre, $289,000. 4302 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Frederick Parker Jr. to Shane Royce, trustee, $31,000. 4302 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Shane Royse, trustee to Tristate Holdings Inc., $40,000. 4302 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Tristate Holdings Inc. to Donald & Theresa Swartz, $49,900. 4234 North Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Thomas Kaiser, 0.0926 acre, $107,137. 3824 Portrush Way, The Villas at Waterford Glen LLC. to Ray Nicodemus, $137,725. 4157 Sagewood Drive, Joy Giddings to Stephen Meyers, 0.23 acre, $180,650. 1076 Split Rail Drive, Richard & Kelly


Costello to Jason Canterbury, $128,000. 4420 Springfield Court, Davis Road Partners-Old 74 LLC. to Christopher & Audrey Gorman, $25,000. 1147 Telluride Drive No. 102, Lindsey Moore to Rhonda Lester, $123,000. 4545 Treeview Court, Danny & Deborah Stover to Christopher & Laura Bonnell, $80,000. 559 Virginia Lane, Terry Gregory to Steven & Mary Beth Dawson, $239,000.

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1405 Frank Willis Memorial Road, Lawrence & Deanna Wessel to Joseph Devine, 2.03 acre, $176,000.


2483 Country Place, Leo & Judy Hurst to Dean & Sheila Pringle, 5.024 acre, $200,000. 104 & 102 Junction Pt., Grand Communities Ltd. to Maple Street Homes LLC., 0.4614 acre, $36,000. 218 River Valley Boulevard, William & Sandra Metcalf, Co- trustees to Matthew & Nicole Will, 0.262 acre, $148,500. 322 Willow Street, Samuel & Shirleen Martin to Kevin & Samatha Richards, 0.25 acre, $35,900.


2625 Stonehaven Drive, Jerry Nichols & Sandi Nichols to Tracey & Richard Barsczewski Jr., 0.478 acre, $498,000.

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PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHOR ITY will be accepting applications for the SECTION 8 VOUCH ER WAITING LIST effective October 1, 2009 through October 31, 2009. Applicants may fill out a pre-application on line at the Authority’s website Applications will no longer be accepted at the Authority’s Administrative Office. Preapplications must be properly completed to be accepted, and only if the family composition and income are within HUD guidelines. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority reserves the right to check all applicant references. The PUBLIC HOUSING Waiting List will close effective Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 3:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 7326010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001502814

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Oliver & Eleanor Jones, formerly of New Richmond, celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversa ry September 23, 2009. A party was held September 12. Oliver retired from Ford Motor Company where he was a tool and die maker. He is an accomplished woodworker and a 55 year member of Ohio Buckeye Lodge 150. Eleanor Painter Jones was a homemaker, Sunday school teacher and choir member at Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church. She worked at Elder Beerman on Beechmont. She sewed clothes for the family, fostered her children’s music education and created pressed flower and watercolor paintings. The Jones’ have three children, Ronald P. Jones and Nina Sullivan of New Richmond and Christy Gillstrap of Independence KY. They are blessed with seven grandchildren, seventeen greatgrandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Congratulations may be made to 8135 Beechmont Ave. W334, Cinti 45255.


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September 30, 2009


Hoxworth presents high school awards


Seniors stay fit

Eastgate Village was recently an official site of the 16th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The goal for the day is to keep older Americans healthy and fit. Eastgate Village shares that goal and adapted some of their regular activities and added additional fun, healthy one to promote health and wellness. Eastgate Village and area seniors participated in yoga, Wii bowling, mall walking at Eastgate Mall, a cornhole tournament, chair volleyball, and an exercise and health information demonstration. The cornhole winners are runner-up Millie Glaze, left, and champion Millie Robinson.

Hoxworth Blood Center recently recognized the outstanding support that high schools provided throughout the 2008-2009 academic year. During this time frame, 115 high schools in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana conducted a total of 223 blood drives. The 12,035 individual donations account for almost 14 percent of Hoxworth Blood Center’s annual collections. Hoxworth Blood Center honored both large (Class I) and small (Class II) high schools by recognizing the efforts of the top four performers in each classification. The award winners were: Class I – Large Schools; first place – Amelia High School, second place –


Amelia Student Council Senior Officers and their advisor are: Jordin Eberhard (treasurer), Ron Poince (advisor), Branden Feldkamp (secretary), Ally Owens (president) and Sarah Vinson (vice-president). Southeastern Career Center, third place – Conner High School and fourth place – Little Miami High School. Class II – Small Schools; first place – Rising Sun High School, second place – Williamsburg High School, third place – Newport Cen-

tral Catholic High School and fourth place – North Adams High School. Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, is celebrating more than 70 years of saving lives. At least 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer

platelet donors are essential each day to keep up with the demands of Tristate hospitals. Founded in 1938, Hoxworth serves 32 hospitals in 17 counties. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 90,000 units of blood from local donors.

Doll display at library celebrates Barbie’s 50th Community Press Staff Report

Barbie continues to celebrate her 50th anniversary at the Union Township branch of the Clermont County Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Dolls from the collection of Marge and Margie Schultz of the Queen City Barbie Doll Club will be on display during September. Barbie and her friends and family celebrate her golden anniversary in scenes that will appeal to fans of all ages. Barbie officially celebrated her 50th anniversary on

March 9. The date is based on her introduction at the annual Toy Fair trade show in Barbie 1959. Mattel and its licensees produced a variety of products to commemorate this special milestone, including reproducing some of its most popular Barbies. Celebrations have been going on around the world all year. Marge and Margie Schultz are longtime Barbie





Doll Club is a group of adult Tristate collectors who meet once a month to talk about Barbie. Members reside in Mount Lookout, Norwood, Mount Orab, Hillsboro, Saylor Park, Sycamore, West Chester and Kettering, as well as Cold Spring, Park Hills and Crittenden, Ky. They collect a wide variety of Barbie and family dolls, from the 1960s to present. Some also collect other types of dolls. Meetings are held on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Sometimes there is an

organized program on a specific doll or theme. Other meetings are more social, with everyone discussing their latest purchases, recent shows or conventions, or sharing news about Barbie. The Queen City Barbie Doll Club also puts on a doll show and sale every April. The 16th annual show will be Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Sharonville. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission will be $2 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free.

Members of the club will be on hand to give free Barbie appraisals with paid adult admission. Customers are welcome to sell their dolls to anyone who is set up at the show. Customer-to-customer selling is prohibited. If you’re interested in attending a meeting of the Queen City Barbie Doll Club or the Society of Doll Collectors of Greater Cincinnati or want more information about the Queen City Barbie Doll Club’s April 11 show, call 207-8409 or e-mail

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RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

collectors and charter members of the Queen City Barbie Doll Club. Marge is president. Margie is club historian. “We’ve made many friends of all ages through Barbie collecting,” Margie said. “Barbie brings back happy memories to everyone.” The Mount Lookout mother and daughter also are members of the Society of Doll Collectors of Greater Cincinnati, a club that meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Eastgate. The Queen City Barbie

its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

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BRANSON. Christmas Show Tour, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, $650 pp. Includes transportation, hotels & most meals. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Time, Mar 26-29. Only $425 pp. NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO - June 21-25, $499 pp. CincyGroupTravel, 513-245-9992

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CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953

INDIANA BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.


A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

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