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UC Clermont is awarded grant for technology

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded UC Clermont College a $250,000 grant for the college’s Manufacturing Technology Center. The grant will help UC Clermont College officials acquire the equipment needed for a new state-of-the-art machinist training program. The 15-week customized certificate program will be piloted with Milacron Plastics Technology Group LLC that plans to hire the first graduates of the program. The pro-

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gram will train about 100 workers over its pilot and initial two years of operation. The Manufacturing Technology Center labs and classrooms are housed in 10,000 square feet of the former Batavia Transmission Plant (Ford Plant). “Our goal is for the Manufacturing Center to become the training and education hub for southwest Ohio with its ideal location and state-of-the-art equipment,” said UC Dean Greg Sojka.

A $250,000 check from the Appalachian Regional Commission was presented to UC Clermont College officials Sept. 28. The money will be used to buy equipment for the college's manufacturing technology program. From left are Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud; Earl Gohl, federal co-chair of the Appalachian commission; John Nelson, assistant dean of UC Clermont College; Greg Sojka, dean of UC Clermont College; and John Hemmings, director of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jane Lockwood, left, of New Richmond, and Pam Freeman, of Pierce Township, look for avocados at the new Eastgate Jungle Jim's Sept. 25. For the full story and more photos from the grand opening, see page B1. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Union Twp. woman turns crafts into business By Elizabeth Lowry

Jennifer Teets, of Union Township, turned her love of crafts into an Internet business now featured on’s American Made Contest. A self-described entrepreneur at heart, Teets always loved to make gifts for her friends and family and after years of encourageTeets ment to sell her items she opened her Inspiration Nest website at nest in October 2011. “With Inspiration Nest I’m not

tied to any one particular item or items. I basically create whatever I want,” she said. Teets got her start crafting in grade school, joining her mom and several of her mom’s friends every Monday night to make the “hot craft at the time.” “The first thing I remember making was a macrame plant hanger,” she said. “Those evenings were spent learning and laughing.” Martha Stewart’s American Made contest is a search by Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine for 10 rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners. Their work should, “share the quality, beauty, inspiration, possibility and creativity embodied by Martha,” according to marthaste-

WEBSITE To view Inspiration Nest on Martha Stewart’s website go to http://americanmade.martha ennifer-teets-3057. Embodying Martha was easy for Teets. In her teens, stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Lowes didn’t exist, and neither did the Internet. She remembers watching shows such as “This Old House,” “The Frugal Gourmet” and “Sewing with Nancy” on Saturday mornings to learn how to do-ityourself. “Those were the only shows on TV where you could learn how to



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Code changes purchase requirements for villages By Roxanna Blevins

Village Council members plan to take advantage of a recent change to Ohio Revised Code to buy a new truck for the street department. Previously, villages were able to make purchases of up to $25,000 without going to bid. The statutory limit Sept. 28 was BATAVIA

increased to $50,000. Council members approved an ordinance increasing the village’s limit to the Nichols new $50,000 statutory limit, rather than keeping the previous limit of $25,000. One concern raised by

board members was the authorization for village administration to make large purchases without first consulting with council. “I don’t mind purchasing without a bid, but at what minimum level do you need council approval to make purchases?” asked council member John Waite. Village Administrator Dennis Nichols said under the previous ordinance he is authorized to sign purchase agreements up to $25,000 without council’s approval. He said he has always sought council’s approval on large purchases. “It’s unwritten, but I’ve brought every major purchase decision to council,” Nichols said. “I think I’ve been bringing anything over $5,000 to council and probably will continue.” The new limit will enable council to buy a dump truck, which will be used in part to plow snow. The village currently owns two dump trucks. Due to the recent annexation of 276 acres in Bata-

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via Township, Nichols expects the village to have increased responsibilities for streets in Batavia. The third truck will be a needed to handle the increase in responsibility, said Nichols. “The mayor said in conversation that there’s no conceivable circumstance in which we don’t need a third snowplow,” Nichols said. Council also approved the purchase of a truck available through Magnam Truck & Auto. The truck, which is unequipped, was recommended by road maintenance superintendent Wayne Smith. The truck will cost $45,000, and parts for it will cost a maximum of $20,000. The cost for the equipment will come out of the village’s capital fund. Although a fullyequipped truck was available through International Trucks for $54,000, it had more than 100,000 miles on it, while the unequipped truck has 27,000 miles.


tercation at the Amelia High School Homecoming dance Sept. 29 ended in the arrest of a 17-yearold male student. The student had a verbal dispute with another student and left the dance, according to Clermont County Sheriff, A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. Rodenberg said the student later returned to the dance where he began to be verbally profane and pushed a deputy who

was providing security for the event. The student is being charged with disorderly conduct, as well as resisting arrest, Rodenberg said.

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HYDE PARK — The Hyde Park Farmers Market will get into the Halloween spirit later this month. A special Halloweenthemed event will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 28, at Hyde Park Square. “Because the market is falling so close to Halloween we decided to get the market involved in the holiday,” said Hannah Westheimer, market manager and a resident of Batavia. Activities which are

planned include: » Bicycle decorating. » Face painting. » Pumpkin decorating. » Cornhole. » A scavenger hunt. Caramel apples will be sold at the market that day. Live entertainment will feature Halloween-themed

children’s music. Westheimer said vendors will be encouraged to dress up and that a costume contest is being considered as well. Admission is free. The traditional market will be in conjunction with the event from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.



Army reservist Sgt. Michael Cline is joined by his 7-year-old son, Cody, in testing out the gavel used by the Clermont County Commissioners board before the June 4 meeting. The board recognized Cline, whose family lives in Amelia, before he returned to Afghanistan for his third deployment. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Army Spc. Casey Jones receives a certificate of recognition from Commissioner Bob Proud during the June 4 board meeting. Jones is a Union Township resident and a 2009 Glen Este graduate. He was leaving for Hawaii for additional training before heading back to Afghanistan. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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The race for the seat of State House Representative for Ohio’s 66th District is between Republican candidate Doug Green, of Mount Orab, and Democrat Ken McNeely Jr., of Williamsburg. Whoever wins will replace State Rep. Joseph Uecker, who has reached his term limit. With 3,521 votes in the primary, Green defeated Republican candidates Nick Owens, who had 2,832 votes and Rick Herron, who had 2,655 votes. McNeely was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Both Green and McNeely have focused on the issue of economic development. If elected, McNeely plans to help businesses establish themselves, grow and continue to expand by easing tax requirements, according to his campaign website. “I am committed to working with all local and county officials to bring good jobs to the area, and to make this district a better place to live and work,” McNeely said on his website. Green, who serves as the Brown County auditor, has highlighted his fiscal knowledge and understanding demonstrated by his current position. Green also served as the Brown County recorder. He has lived in the area his entire life and has served the Brown County for 26 years. “Doug Green has committed himself to public service and has a record of fiscal responsibility in Brown County,” said Ohio House Republican Organizationl Committee (OHROC) Chairman Matt Huffman, according to OROC’s website.



Name: Doug Green Party: Republican Age: 57 Residence: Mount Orab Education: Attended University of Cincinnati, Southern State Community College, Chatfield College a graduate Green of Western Brown High School. Exceeded all continuing education requirements as established by the County Auditors' Association of Ohio. I have had extensive professional management training in personnel management, records management, public relations and customer service. Real life job: Brown County Auditor Political experience: Currently serving in my 14th year as Brown County Auditor, previously served as Brown County Recorder Web site:

CANDIDATE NAME Name: Kenneth P. McNeely, Jr. Party: Democrat Age: 59 Residence: Williamsburg, Sterling Township, Brown County Education: 1971 graduate of Barboursville (WV) High School, and a 1976 graduMcNeely ate of Marshall University, Huntington, WV (teaching degree) Real life job: Currently Unemployed. Worked in the private business sector for a number of wholesale HVAC businesses, a transportation aftermarket company and substitute teaching. Political experience: None. First time running. Web site:

Why are you running? Doug Green: In short, I want to make a difference. I first entered into public service hoping to make a positive change and believe I have done so in Brown County. Through my service at the county level, I have interacted with legislators helping to craft legislation and working to bring the voices of my district to Columbus. I would like to continue this work by representing the 66th House District. Ken McNeely: I decided to run because of the SB 5 issue. I felt that was an attack on the middle class and the poor. And I decided to stand up for the middle class and the poor in the district and the state. What makes you the best candidate? Doug Green: My experience is my chief qualification. I have served the people of Brown County for 26 years. As the Chief Financial Officer for Brown County, I know what it takes to balance a budget. I understand our tax system and the burden it places on our residents. I am a lifelong resident of this area, I understand its issues and what matters most to the people who live here. Ken McNeely: I know what the people are going through in the district. I have been unemployed for a period of time. I’ve been through it, so I know what they’re going through. And I’ll work hard for them in Columbus to bring more jobs to the district, better paying jobs. Should parts of Senate Bill 5, the law – since repealed – that restricted public worker unions, be reintroduced? If so, what parts? Doug Green: I believe the law was well intended, poorly managed, but at its heart there were important issues. However, due to the animosity stirred in the recent SB 5 debate, I feel that some time needs to pass before this issue is brought up again. I would support meeting directly with the unions to attempt a compromise agreement with government employees that would include wage and benefit reforms. Ken McNeely: No. I am in favor of unions. And also small business. You’ve got to have both in cooperation with each other for things to run smoothly and properly. What taxes or fees, if any, should Ohio government consider raising or cutting? Doug Green: I cannot support any tax increase. Ken McNeely: No taxes should be cut. As far as what should be added, I’m in the process of looking into what should be added, or increased.

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Race encourages local rowing awareness By Roxanna Blevins

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BETHEL — Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park will play host to the second Head of the Hidden Dragon Regatta, Saturday, Oct. 27. The event features a 5K run and a head race regatta. It began as a way to bring more awareness to the lake and rowing sports, as well as to make up revenue lost when Harsha Lake flooded in 2011. “We had talked about doing a race for years,” said organizer Leila Spriggs. In rowing, there are two types of races, Spriggs said. Sprint races, which are 2,000 meters, and are held in the spring require racers to line up alongside one another and start at the same time. “It’s kind of like NASCAR on the water,” she said. In a head race, each boat has a unique number and start time. Racers are divided into categories

based on boat size. The winners are the racers who are quickest within their category. Head races can vary in length, but the race at Harsha Lake is three miles long, Spriggs said. The “head” in the event title is comes from the style of race, while the “hidden dragon” aspects comes from the “snaky” part of the lake that makes up the course, she said. The main focus of the event is on rowing, but because many of the teams are not from the area, running was included to encourage local participation. “I want this to be a local festival,” Spriggs said. Running is also included to increase awareness of rowing, she said. “Rowers frequently run, but runners don’t frequently row,” said Spriggs’ husband and race organizer Mark Perzel. He said one of the benefits of rowing is teambuilding. “You have to work together to move fast,” Per-

zel said. Unlike many other team sports, participants are not limited by their physical characteristics. “Anybody can row,” Perzel said. “You don’t have to be 7 feet tall, like in basketball, or 250 pounds, like in football.” Pedro Palacios, owner of No Limits Rowing, has been involved in the race as a participant, competitor and a coach. Although this is only the second year for the race, he said it is growing. “I see great potential of this head race becoming one of the biggest in the Midwest,” Palacios said. He has about 10 members from Cincinnati Rowing Club, where he instructs, will participate. Registration will remain open until Oct. 22. However, participants also can sign up at the south beach area between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 27. For more information, visit

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Reading rule requires assessment

By Roxanna Blevins

BATAVIA — A new state-mandated reading requirement has educators trying to find a way to assess the reading abilities of 750 students in kindergarten through third-grade by Sept. 30. The Third Grade Reading

Guarantee, which is part of Senate Bill 316, states that any student in third grade who does not pass the Ohio Achievement Assessment for reading will be retained. Although the change will not take effect until the 2013-2014 school year, all students in kindergarten through third-grade

must be assessed using a state diagnostic assessment, said Batavia Elementary School Principal Renee Munro. Munro said a diagnostic tool developed by the Ohio Department of Education is currently available for kindergarten through second-grade students, but not for third-graders.

“This year, they are telling us that districts can use whatever tools we have available to us, or that we might already be using,” said Superintendent Jill Grubb. Munro said administrators from area school districts plan to meet Aug. 24 to discuss assessment for third-graders. “If we find that a student’s not

on track from that assessment, we have to send letters to parents that contain information about why we think their student’s not on track,” Munro said. Intervention services will be provided for students who do not meet the assessment requirements for their grade levels.

Lunch guidelines have changed for school districts By Roxanna Blevins

BATAVIA — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently changed its guidelines, and Batavia Local School District is one of many districts revamping its menu to meet the new requirements. The most significant changes are in serving size and weekly minimums for specific food groups. “Some changes I really look forward to, and I really agree with,” said Food Service Director Kim Gregory. “Others are going to be a little bit difficult to get our kids to come on board. But I think if we do it gradually, and we help with the education, I think it’s something that will benefit them.” Students will be encouraged to get tray meals with one food from each food group each day. But they are required to get at least three of the five components, and at least one must be a fruit or vegetable to order a tray meal. While students are not required to get tray meals to eat a school lunch, the $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 for high school tray meals is more cost effective for students and their families, said Gregory. One of the biggest changes is the new requirement for fruit and vegetable offerings. Students were previously offered one-half cup to three-fourths of a cup of fruit and vegetables per day. Under the new requirements, students must be offered three-fourths cup to one cup of vegetables and one-half cup to one cup of fruit per day. Fresh fruits will be offered at the cash register to ease the transition and provide an item for students who may have for-

gotten or are unaware of the requirements. There are now weekly requirements for what types of vegetables must be offered as well. In the past, there were no specifications as to the type of vegetable offered to students. Now, schools must offer a dark green Huser and red or orange vegetable at least once a week. A legume and a starch must be served once a week as well. “What we’ve come up with—and it’s gone very well—is we’re offering every day a fresh vegetable cup that has broccoli, cucumber, grape tomatoes and carrots,” Gregory said. Although the food service staff is trying to make changes gradually and offer substitutions, some of the differences are apparent to students. “I go to the elementary every Friday to have pizza,” said board Vice President and Student Achievement Liaison Scott Runck. “(Some students) were wondering where their cheesy stuffed crust pizza went.” In addition to the increase in fruits and vegetables and decrease in meat and meat alternates, grain requirements are changing. At least half of the grains offered now must be whole grain-rich. Beginning July 1, 2014, all grains must be whole grain-rich. “What does that do for all the kids who have special needs that are gluten-free diets?” asked board member Chris Huser. Gregory said those students are excluded from the rules.

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identify and develop their leadership skills, and define their roles and responsibilities as young leaders. Topics such as diversity, law, health care, money matters, arts and culture, leadership, local government, economic development, and criminal justice are explored at various locations such as Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Police Academy, Fidelity, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Northern Kentucky University, Toyota, U.S. Courthouse. In addition to their monthly sessions, the students also participate in community service activities. Keszei will begin his junior year at Glen Este High School in September. He consistently strives for excellence in the classroom and on the field. He lettered in football and basketball as a sophomore and plays on Ohio Crossover, a traveling select basketball team in the spring and summer. He is a member of St. Veronica Parish in Mt. Carmel.



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Young Lions leading New Richmond By Tom Skeen

NEW RICHMOND — Under the direction of first-year coach Chris Malotke, the New Richmond Lady Lions soccer team is on the verge of its first winning season since 2009. “So far so good,” Malotke said about the season to this point. “We started off rather well then sort of in the middle (of the season) had some substantial injuries that took out about five starters. We are just now starting to play with a full squad again, but overall it’s been a very successful season.” After starting 4-0, the Lady Lions won just three of their next 10 games – much of it due to the injury bug – and sit at 7-5-2 through Oct. 5. “It allowed our younger players and bench players to get significant playing time,” Malotke said. “Sometimes you suffer a break here or there and it costs you. The good thing is we have been in every game this year. The foundation is there and the seniors laid a good foundation for next years program.” One of those seniors is Sarah Glenn. Not only has the midfielder scored four goals and dished out seven assists, she has been a key leader for the younger girls on the team. “She has played fantastic this year,” her coach said. “She is one of our two team captains and you couldn’t ask for a better captain as far as character, soccer skill, athleticism and school go. She’s a role model.” While what Glenn will do next year when it comes to soccer is still an unknown, Malotke knows what comes first for one of the top students at New Richmond. “She could maybe play Division II (soccer), but it all depends on school,” he said.

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New Richmond’s Madeline Farmer (12), Bethany Smith (11) and Logan Smith celebrate Farmer’s goal during a scrimmage against Deer Park. The three have helped the Lady Lions to a 7-5-2 record with two regular season games remaining. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“School comes first then soccer. It’s nice to see someone choose that and it’s what sets her apart.” Leading the Lady Lions on the field is freshman Maren Hance. She ranks 26th in the city with 27 points, including 12 goals and three assists. “Her and Ariel (Huber) both worked hard this summer,” Malotke said. “I took them to a couple preseason tournaments and they basically proved to me there that they could play on varsity. They are freshmen and have ups and downs, but they are

having more ups than downs which is great.” Riley Deweese, Hannah Murphy and Jill Flenniken are three key members of a defense that has allowed just 19 goals in 14 games. Another key has been the balanced scoring outside of Hance’s 12 goals. “We have a group of three or four girls with four-to-six goals and three or four girls with fiveplus assists,” Malotke said. “We are sharing the ball more and working it around.”

Lady Barons look for long October By Scott Springer

AMELIA — As the regular sea-

son winds down, the Amelia High School girls soccer team appears to be in line for another Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican division title. Undefeated in the league a year ago, the Lady Barons can pull off the feat again with a win over Norwood. They have tied Western Brown twice and beaten everybody else. Overall, they’ve also tied Madeira of the Cincinnati Hills League and Glen Este of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Their losses came to Mercy of the Girls Greater Cincinnati League and Loveland of the ECC. “We’ve had a pretty good year,” coach Amy Kemmer said. “We definitely have tied more games than we would’ve liked.” After Amelia’s Oct. 11 finale with Norwood’s Lady Indians, they’ll have to rely on the luck of the draw in the tournament. Last season, the Lady Barons beat Princeton in the first round before bowing out in the second round to Milford. “I definitely don’t underestimate anyone,” Kemmer said. “It’s not a done deal by any means. If my girls come to play we should be OK. That’s been our main issue this year; consistency and building our attack and finishing.” The team has six seniors, but

Marissa Stone, left, congratulates Mackenzie Wolfson after scoring a goal to put Amelia up 2-0 against Batavia. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

is mostly made up of juniors along with a few sophomores and one freshman. The one freshman is Mackenzie Wolfson who has made an impact offensively. The youngster’s name often appears in Amelia box scores.

“She’s come along really well,” Kemmer said. “I definitely saw potential in her, which is why she made the team. She struggled a little bit at the beginning of the year, but she’s really come on at the end and is one of our leading scorers.” Sophomore Marissa Stone is also part of Kemmer’s youthful attack and has had several clutch goals. “She’s one of the most skilled players on our team, footworkwise,” Kemmer said. “She’s come through lately. She scored against Western Brown to tie them and she scored our goal against Bethel to win that game for us.” Completing Amelia’s power scoring trio is junior center midfielder Allison McDaniel. Thanks to Wolfson, Stone and McDaniel, opposing defenses can’t key on one girl. “Those three have produced a lot of offense for us,” Kemmer said. “Stone and McDaniel have been solid for us in the midfield.” An offensive threat from a year ago has moved to the other end of the field. Senior Danielle Lang is now Amelia’s goalie. “She was our second-leading scorer last year,” Kemmer said. “She has a history of being a goalkeeper, but has played the field in high school. With her wanting to pursue playing soccer in college, she decided to transfer back over to goalkeeper.”

» Batavia came back from a 41-21 deficit with under five minutes remaining in the third quarter to hold on for a 42-41 victory and remain unbeaten. Sophomore quarterback Keshawn Foley ran 20 times for 265 yards and six touchdowns to single-handedly lead the comeback. » Williamsburg jumped out to a 42-14 lead over Bethel-Tate and held on for the 49-28 victory Oct. 5. Jordan Wright had a blocked punt for a score. Wright also ran for 88 yards and a score. Quarterback Lane Edmisten ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to Ryan Boggs. Mason Hall had 110 yards and rushing and a touchdown. » Amelia doubled up on New Richmond on the road Oct. 5, 4824. No further information was available at presstime. Next game: The 3-4 Barons are at Western Brown Oct. 12. » Glen Este defeated Walnut Hills 20-3 Oct. 5. Robbie Cann ran for 168 yards and a touchdown and Jordan Harris added 114 yards and a score. The Trojans scored both touchdowns in the first quarter and raced to a 17-3 halftime lead. Tyler Burdick had field goals of 37 and 22 yards. Next game: The 3-4 Trojans are at Anderson Oct. 12.

Boys soccer

» Amelia shut out Goshen 9-0, Oct. 4 with Cody Sprague scoring four goals and Anthony Clark adding three.

Girls soccer

» Batavia squeaked by Williamsburg 1-0, Oct. 1. Sophomore Hannah Smith scored the gamewinner for the Lady Bulldogs. » Norwood shut out New Richmond 1-0, Oct. 1. » Amelia blanked Goshen 9-0, Oct. 4 as junior Lauren Nicholas registered the hat trick.

Boys golf

» New Richmond shot a 324 at the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 2 at Glenview Golf Course, failing to qualify for the district tournament. » Amelia’s Jake Brinker qualified for the district tournament by shooting a 74 at the Division I sectional at Glenview Oct. 2.

Girls tennis

» Batavia’s Mary Ostigny qualified for districts after reaching the semifinals of the Division II sectional tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center Oct. 4. Final results were not available by press time. Districts will start Oct. 11 at Centerville High School. » Amelia’s Holly Buten made it to the second round in the Division I tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center Oct. 5.


» Glen Este beat Withrow Oct. 1, 25-8, 25-9, 25-9. » Batavia lost to Clermont Northeastern in straight sets Oct. 4.

College volleyball

» The Cougars returned to the court Sept. 26 – beginning their stretch of three matches in five days at NCAA D-II program Central State. Clermont took the first two sets 25-14 and 25-10. Set three was a bit different as Central State gained some momentum and played error-free volleyball. The Marauders had the lead for most of the set before Clermont was able to pull even at 21-21. At that point, the Cougars’ offense took control and helped the team pull out a 25-21win. Overall, Clermont hit at a .349 percentage and recorded 41 digs. On Sept. 28 Clermont faced a key match-up with dual NAIA and USCAA member West Virginia Tech. The Golden Bears were making their first ever appearance in Batavia and were loaded with Top Ten-level offensive talent. Clermont gained a key victory over one of the marquee teams on the 2012 schedule with a 25-14, 2517, 25-14 sweep. Ten solo blocks from the Cougar front row made a huge difference in the win. The Cougars also recorded a .266 hitting percentage against a very good defense. On Sunday Sept. 30, Clermont made the trip to Marion to face former USCAA member and conference rival Ohio State-Marion. Clermont’s defense contributed 26 digs against a scrappy Scarlet Wave squad as the Cougars completed the sweep 25-11, 25-18, 2515. The Cougars then defeated Southern State 25-10, 25-7, 25-5 Oct. 4 to improve to 16-4.

UC Clermont’s Kaitlyn Miller (5) and Rachel Hays (6) jump to block a shot during their victory over West Virginia Tech Sept. 28. THANKS TO MAE HANNA




The McNicholas High School golf team celebrated after defeating Anderson and Turpin for the Queen of the Hill title at Coldstream Country Club Sept. 26. From left are: Michelle Rowekamp, Sarah Wilkinson, Sarah Hickman, Lauren Lamping, Ellie Tierney, Riley Whitehouse, Maggie Danker and Mary Schmitt. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Saving best for last Rockets win Queen of the Hill By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

ANDERSON TWP. — Lauren Lamping picked a great way to wrap up her varsity career. The senior took medalist honors during McNicholas’ 198-214-224 Queen of the Hill victory over Turpin and Anderson at Coldstream Country Club Sept. 26. For Lamping, the victory had significant meaning because two days earlier, the Lady Rockets just missed qualifying for districts by placing fifth. The top four teams from the sectional advanced.

“(The win) is pretty big,” Lamping said. “I don’t think we played our best game at sectionals, and we played pretty good today. It’s a good feeling.” Lamping shot 6-overpar 42 to lead McNick, while teammates Ellie Tierney and Maggie Danker each shot 51. Danker’s total was six strokes off her average, according to McNick head coach Willy Corbett said the firstyear golfer has been one of the squad’s most improved players. “She’s got a great stroke and hits the ball hard and she’s learning to overcome the tough holes and she’s getting better and better,” he said.


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The D-Sr Tealtown Blaze caps off another great season with a Gold Division County Championship. The team also qualified for the east regional city tournament, where they won two games. In front, from left, are Pierce Taylor, Gavin Ellis, Jakob Klanke, Tommy Busse, Matthew Hartness and Josh Hogan. In middle are Kyle West, A.J. Stepp, Noah Smith, Grissom Arbuckle, Austin Fultz and Dustin McCune. In back are team mom Cary Hartness, coach Keith West, coach Tim Klanke, head coach Jim Hartness, coach Mike McCune and coach Gary Fultz. The Blaze would like to thank their sponsors Beechmont Ford, Premier Lawn Care, Dick Busse & Co. and Invizashield for their support. THANKS TO JIM HARTNESS


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It’s time to rally for West Clermont levy Since being elected to the West Clermont Board of Education in 2005, I have become keenly aware of the many issues facing our students, educators and community. I have always tried to look at these issues from a conservative perspective and have shared my opinions openly to look for ways to operate more efficiently and cost effectively. And during the past seven years, how to adequately fund and operate our 12 school buildings has been an ongoing struggle. In fact, in order to balance the school district’s budget over the past seven years, the board has approved expenditure cuts on average of $1.8 million per year.

In the last three years alone, we have cut our expenditures by over 9 percent. But many of these cuts, especially Doug those in the Young past three COMMUNITY PRESS years, were not GUEST COLUMNIST made in order to simply operate more efficiently but out of a necessity to balance the budget. There is no longer a cash balance in the coming school year’s budget and this is the harsh reality that we as a community must face.

Some in our community would have us look to the state of Ohio to solve our funding problem. But the reality is the state has either flat funded or cut funding to public education in each of the past seven years. In fact, in the last state budget passed in 2011, $2.8 billion were cut from public education. This meant a loss of over $6.4 million in revenue to the West Clermont school community. This cut in state funding, coupled with cuts already made in the past, leaves us with higher average classroom sizes, costly activity fees and program cuts in library services, music, arts and sports across the district.

Some in our community would argue to simply make more cuts. But the reality is further cuts to our schools will lead to fewer instructional opportunities for students, which ultimately will have a negative impact on their future success. And as a community, do we risk losing what we as a community have supported and built? Our schools are rated excellent by the state of Ohio because our teachers are highly qualified and our students are challenged to learn. As a community, we deserve high achieving schools and today we have them. We must continue to equip our students with the tools nec-

essary to be successful in the opportunities of tomorrow. And the reality is those tools cost money - both in terms of human resources and tangible items such as basic utilities, computers and supplies. Now is the time to believe in our community and our students. The time to rally in their support is now because our community’s image and the health of our public school system is in jeopardy. So please join me in believing in our community and supporting our schools on Nov. 6 by voting “yes.”

“Well of course I'm basically envious of it. I would love to be in a position to get that type of package on my way out of a job, particularly one where I made the choice to quit. “However, this seems to be the new normal for the upper-level jobs in our country, so it doesn't surprise me. I could say it makes me angry, but if I'm honest with myself it just makes me jealous. “I know if I quit my job tomorrow I get nothing but the freedom to look for a new job. It would be great to quit and on the backside of that know that I've got over $1 million to fall back on. “I think instead of job security that is 'I don't need a job security.’ Oh to be well connected and wealthy.” I.P.

“There is no excuse for this kind of deal, EVER. Not at universities, corporations, non-profits.... “First, note that UC continues to operate without Williams, which is testament to the fact that organizations are far more dependent on the workers who do the real lifting, in this case everyone from professors to janitors, than they are on the ‘Head Honcho.’ “If a janitor was not wanted, he would be given his final pay and a pink slip in the same envelope. It should be the same for everyone in the organization. “I know of no better argument for taxing the rich at the sort of marginal rates that are standard in Europe. If you choose to join a club that thinks it can steal from organizations in this way, be assured, society should get you back and smart Europeans do.” D.R.

Doug Young is president of the West Clermont Local School District Board of Education.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What do you think about the agreement reached between the University of Cincinnati and former President Greg Williams which pays Williams more than $1.3 million, including a $255,000 law school professor salary, even though he will not teach, and more than $500,000 in consulting fees, whether he does the work or not?

“Our government pays millions of people every day for not working. Obviously, UC has been paying attention.” A.P. “As the parent of a current UC undergrad, who is funding the ever-increasing cost of that child's education, I am not pleased. Even though I clearly understand the need for either buying out his contract or providing a generous severance package, I am beyond disappointed at the half million as a consulting fee.” M.A.M. “It is a waste of money, waste of resources, and very poor judgement on the Board of Trustees at UC. Is this guy that valuable like the former principal at Turpin High School being maintained on a double dip salary? I think not!” O.H.R. “Sounds like a scam that Obama would agree to!” J.G. “It is outrageous! This is a taxpayer-subsidized institution. Where is the fiscal accountability? The board that came up with this giveaway should be held liable and dismissed from their positions. One thing is legitimate severance or monies owed under contract but this looks to be nothing more than 'lets get him out of here and keep him quiet.’

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“Whether or not he should have been fired or resigned is immaterial. What is important is that someone from the state level of government take a long hard look at the practice of buying off people if it involves any state finances. Get off your fanny Kasich! For disclosure purposes, I am a Muskie.” J.Z. “As is the case with so many things in life, there is no simple answer. To the average person, seeing another person draw a salary of $450,000 a year is stunning. (Ironically, it's just a little more than the salary of the president of the U.S.) However, if you look at it from the standpoint of supply and demand, and the scientific process of job evaluation, that $450,000 is probably close to what 10 people who earn average pay at the University of Cincinnati make in total. Given the comparison in financial responsibility between the president and those other university employees, the president has far more. Is he worth more than10 “ordinary” people? Like it or not, my life experience would lead me to say 'yes.' “I try not to be jealous of people like Mr. Williams (and others, like professional athletes, who earn far more than the UC president.) Having worked with the field of "position evaluaton" when I was with IBM, I am aware that

the amount of importance given to setting salaries is far greater for factors like management responsibility, financial responsibility, etc. “Sometimes I think that the man who drives the Rumpke truck and picks up my garbage is worth more than a university president, because he works harder. But that's not how things work. “Those who make the decision to hire someone as 'president' should exercise extremely good judgment in making their selection, so that the candidate of their choice offers good odds of achieving the financial goals of the university. “As to the matter of his reported $1.3 million severance package, it is very complex. One needs to understand where the money for that severance package is coming from, and there are many sources: endowments, investments, state appropriations, gifts, grants, and tuition. The people behind those sources of finance have every right to question the wisdom of such a big settlement. “Another factor to consider is the contractual agreement reached between Mr. Williams and UC when he was hired as president in 2009. Was a commitment made to provide a specific severance package in the event that he should either resign or be fired? We don't know that, and probably never will. “On a simplistic level it's hard to justify giving someone $1.3 million dollars if he voluntarily quits, which is what he did. “UC provided two of our children with a great education, and for that I am grateful. It is a big, big enterprise, and not some nickel-and-dime outfit. “I'll have to leave it to the trustees and board to decide whether this lavish settlement was justified or not.” Bill B.

“No wonder the tuition costs are high! Combine that with the profs who come in once a week or less and collect hugh salaries because of tenure.” J.K. “You know what education teaches us. You read that 60 percent of students entering college don't qualify or are ready to be there. I guess this is some fallacy as students are put through education, and extended education, and more extended education, and think they know everything, except in most cases common sense. “No, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe they have it right and the controllers of education just keep pulling the wool over our eyes. “Please educators, don't call me about alumni contributions or even ask me to pass any levy. I hope the Lindners or Wylers didn't have anything to do with this. Free giveaways and entitlements are the answers of today. “Vote Nov. 6 as if you know something or just keep what we have and live with it." D.J.

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It is time: Let’s have a Thank You Day for the teachers, administrators and volunteers who are with our children daily. Volunteers assist in all areas of education along with day-to-day operations. The administrators, what a great group. They often know each child by name, they welcome visitors, they are the security that protects and comforts our children. They also process reams of paper that are required to operate a school system. The teachers, it’s hours at home preparing for the following

day. It’s purchasing supplies when school funds are not available. It’s community involvement. It’s being available for a child when their day is just not right. This person has the ability to inspire, motivate and stimulate future generations. Now how about it? Contact your PTO and school and have a Thank You Day. Larry Engleman Batavia Township

‘No’ to West Clermont

There is yet another tax levy on the Nov. 6 ballot that will increase our property taxes another $241.00 per $100,000 property


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value. Has anyone noticed there are no yard signs and there has not been any letters printed in the Community Journal? I believe this is another underhanded tactic for the West Clermont school board and its supporters to sneak it past the residents of the West Clermont district. I hope all the residents remember a couple years ago when the school board held a standingroom-only meeting at the Union Township Civic Center. During that three-hour meeting, one resident after another stood up and voiced their opposition and provided reasons why they should not impose another tax increase.

When all was said and done, the school board passed the tax increase without taking it to the voters. Now it is time for the West Clermont taxpayers make their voices heard and vote “no” on the passage of the West Clermont school levy. Dennis M. Luken Pierce Township

Vote ‘no’ on Issue 2

Issue 2 would create a new government bureaucracy to draw legislative district lines. The 12 commission members (you don’t get to vote on them) get to determine their own budget,

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including: Setting their own salaries, hiring as many political consultants, lawyers and experts as they want, and paying for office space, staff and supplies. All of this is at the taxpayers’ expense. Ohio already has a process in place for redistricting that doesn’t include massive government bureaucracy. Admittedly, the system could be improved, but throwing it away and replacing it with new government spending and new government bureaucrats is a bad idea. Ohio voters should say "no” to Issue 2. David Uible New Richmond

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





A crowd gathered outside Jungle Jim's Tuesday, Sept. 25, for the grand opening of the new location of the international supermarket that started in Fairfield. The store opened after a vine-cutting ceremony. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The new Jungle Jim's in Eastgate features a tasting bar, which was popular with shoppers Tuesday, Sept. 25, when the store opened to the public. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Eastgate Jungle Jim's features themed sections, such as Candy Castle, to help shoppers navigate. The store opened Tuesday, Sept. 25. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THE JUNGLE By Roxanna Blevins

Jungle Jim's owner "Jungle" Jim Bonaminio speaks to a crowd of shoppers anxious to see the new Eastgate Jungle Jim's. The store opened Tuesday, Sept. 25. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

UNION TWP. — The Eastgate Jungle Jim’s International Market opened its doors to an eager crowd Tuesday, Sept. 25. The store opened at 11 a.m., following a vine-cutting and comments from Township Administrator Ken Geis, Congresswoman Jean Schmidt and store-owner Jim Bonaminio. “This guy is a marketing genius,” Schmidt said. “But more importantly, what has he done for this community?” Shoppers, who were crowded around the entrance and lined up along the sidewalk of the stores flanking Jungle Jim’s, quickly filed into new supermarket. Many people at the store’s opening had been to the original Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield and wanted to see the new store and compare it to the other location. “My mother brought me to Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield as a young girl,” said Topaza Shaw of Bond Hill. Like the Fairfield Jungle Jim’s, the Eastgate store features recycled relics, ranging from a 1960s travel trailer to retired trams from King’s Island and old carnival rides. For some, the new store is closer to home than Fairfield, allowing them to shop at Jungle Jim’s more frequently. Kathy Boerner said at one point, she lived in Fairfield across the street from Jungle Jim’s, but she had moved to Clermont County and more recently to Brown County. “We’ll come here at least a couple times a month,” Boerner said. Sharlene Hoefler of Mariemont also said the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s is closer to home than the Fairfield location. “We’ve been looking forward to this for a

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long time,” Hoefler said. Some visitors to the store even came from out-of-state. Jamie Young is from Philadelphia and had previously visited the Fairfield Jungle Jim’s with her mother, who lives in Lima. “I loved it so much she flew me in for (the opening),” Young said. Bill Bradley, of Fairhope, Ala., said he and his wife, Louise, lived in Cincinnati for about 25 years and had shopped at the Fairfield store frequently. The two were in town visiting relatives for a wedding during the grand opening and decided to check out the new store. “We’re really pleased they’re expanding,” Bradley said. Unlike the original store the international products featured at the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s are throughout the supermarket, rather than being in their own individual aisles based on region. However, the new store maintains the variety the original is known for. With novelties including a tasting bar offering a selection of beers, a wine cellar, a cigar store and a cookware section, the store has something for people with all different interests and tastes. “I like the variety,” said Phyllis Brock of Blanchester. “You could stay here all day.” The store even houses other businesses, including a Caribou Coffee, gourmet herb and spice shop Colonel De and a General Electric Federal Credit Union branch. Bonaminio, dressed as a wizard, milled around the store, greeting and observing shoppers as they experienced the new supermarket for the first time. “I just hope this store makes people happy,” Bonaminio said. “You create something, just like a house or an apartment, and it’s just a thing. Then it comes alive.”

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discuss their approaches to making fine art. Free. 231-8634; Anderson Township.

Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.


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Art Exhibits

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. 2405180; Bethel.

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.


Farmers Market

Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., $5, first class free. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Anderson Township.

Homecoming BBQ and Cruize In, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Auxier Gas, 2698 Old State Route 32, Front lawn. Cars, bikes, games and prizes. Benefits American Breast Cancer Foundation and Veterans Airlift Command. Free. 7247700; Batavia.

Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. 683-0491; Loveland.

Drink Tastings

Holiday - Halloween

Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Wine Specialist: TJ Christie of Cutting Edge Selections. Hors d’oeuvres by Carol Amrine, Golden Rule Catering. Music by Jeff Folkens, trumpet and Summy Hagerman, guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-2880668; Anderson Township.

Night of Fright and Fun, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Activities for children, costume contest, music and dancing, Halloween characters interacting with public, Trick or Treat, food and beverages. Benefits Loveland Food Pantry. Free. 683-7283; Loveland.

Exercise Classes

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

Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Through Dec. 27. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Dance Classes

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Shopping Historic Milford Shop Hop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Customers shop and hop 17 shops to find special offers in each shop. Those who visit and verify at all participating stores are eligible for prizes. Free admission. Presented by Shops of Milford. 732-0866. Milford.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

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Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Runs / Walks Wellness Walk of Clermont County, 9:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Glen-Este Withamsville Road, Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Food, music, entertainment and more. Dress for weather. Benefits National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clermont County. Donations requested and accepted. Registration required. 528-5500; Union Township.

Shopping Spook-Tacular Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Vendors: Thirty-One, Tupperware, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Origami Owl and more. Free admission. 716-2175. Union Township. Historic Milford Shop Hop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Free admission. 732-0866. Milford.

SUNDAY, OCT. 14 Antiques Shows Antiques and Crafts on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Village of New Richmond, Front Street, Susanna Way and Western Ave. Setup for dealers 7 a.m. Rain or shine. Free. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Exercise Classes

Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Now running Mt. Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes Modifieds and Crazy Compacts on Fridays, Hot Laps starting at 7 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. Through May 26. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Art Events Labyrinth Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Fine artists of varying disciplines offering their works for purchase. Intimate setting offers visitors opportunity to interface with artists and

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 Art Exhibits



Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Beechmont Ford, 600 Ohio Pike, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300. Union Township. Mobile Mammography, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bethel-Tate Fire Department, 149 N. East St., Fifteen-minute screenings. Appointment required. Cost varies with insurance plan. Financial assistance available. 686-3300. Bethel.

Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. 800-6738; New Richmond.

Art Exhibits

Historic Milford Shop Hop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Free admission. 732-0866. Milford.

Health / Wellness


Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. 5752102. Milford.


Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.


Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Artist Ann Geise of Batavia presents "Nature Through the Seasons," a collection of paintings and prints at The Gallery at River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road in Loveland. The art exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 4. For more information, call 677-7600. THANKS TO ANN GEISE Focus, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Support group for families affected by No. 1 birth defect: congenital heart defects. 1 in 100 babies is born with this birth defect. Child care available with advance registration. RSVP: 688-8280. Union Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 Auditions

Matt Snow, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Rincon Mexicano Restaurant, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Suite F-5, Cantina and Dining Area. Frank Sinatra Party and a bit of Spanish party music, too. 943-9923; Eastgate.



Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Topic: turkeys. Stories, crafts and nature talks. Free. Registration required. 876-9013; Batavia.

AED HeartSavers Dance-AThon, 6 p.m.-midnight, Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Performances by Cincinnati Bop Club, Bengal Cheerleaders, Beechmont Square Dancers, BollyWood, Allegra Dance, Comet Skippers, CPR Education, Jazzersize and Salsa Zumba. With food, entertainment and more. Benefits Keith White, a sudden cardiac arrest survivor, fund. $10 family, $5 children. 528-1000. Mount Carmel.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Dance Classes Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, $5, first class free. 8716010. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati Meeting, 7 p.m., Child

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Dining Events

Clermont Festival Chorale, 5 p.m., Milford Junior High School, 5735 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Open to singers from anywhere in area. Register by Oct. 20 to participate in Winter 2013 Festival. Ages 14 and up. $30. Registration required. 886-1606; Milford.

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SUNDAY, OCT. 21 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Halloween

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

Mega Rescue Adoption/Costume Parade, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Adoption event with 20 dogs from four different shelters: Circle Tail, Recycled Doggies, HEARTT Animal Refuge and SPCA Cincinnati. Includes HOWLoween Costume Parade: doggie games before parade starts and prizes given in three costume categories: funniest, scariest and most creative. Free. 831-7297; Milford.



Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, Free. 8006738; New Richmond.

Open House, Noon-2 p.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Prospective parents tour six-acre campus and visit classrooms. Teachers available to answer questions, discuss hands-on classroom materials and talk about Montessori method. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

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Runs / Walks 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships, 9:30 a.m., UC East, 1981 James Sauls Drive, Parking Lot. Registration 8 a.m. Free T-shirt and good bag included. Breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A and Everything Bagels. Music by DJ Dave. Benefits UC Clermont College funds for scholarships. Early registration ends Oct. 17. Presented by UC Clermont College. 732-5200; Batavia Township.

MONDAY, OCT. 22 Benefits MercyFest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Bake sale, raffles, vendors, fashion show with Dillard’s and Folchi’s Menswear, and jewelry by Markus Jewelers. Reserva-

tions required for lunch at noon. Lunch is $20. Benefits Guild of Mercy Hospital-Anderson. 231-4137. Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

TUESDAY, OCT. 23 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, 6830491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bethel Family Medicine, 3088 Angel Drive, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Registration required. 686-3300. Bethel.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.



Ginger tea a good ‘get-well’ drink

I was a presenter at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Penn. A highlight for me was meeting one of my mentors, Rosemary Gladstar. Rosemary is an herbalist who has made a career of healing people naturally. And I was Rita not surHeikenfeld prised to RITA’S KITCHEN find her accessible and willing to talk to everyone about their concerns. My topic was my family’s favorite anti-aging herbs and foods with Biblical/ancient roots. I knew it was a good one and was happy to see standing room only with 200-plus people attending my session. It makes sense. When you think of your favorite recipes, particularly the ones that have a healthy twist to them, don’t they always have a history? One recipe I use when anyone gets the sniffles is ginger tea. It’s kept many a cold and flu at bay.

Rita’s “get well” ginger tea

Gingerroot is a natural head clearer and calms the tummy and helps with arthritis, as well. It also reduces clotting in blood. Red pepper clears the

head and helps chest congestion. Lemon provides vitamin C. The honey? Well, that will give you a quick energy boost. Now if you’re giving this to the little ones, you might leave out the pepper. Put a generous tablespoon of unpeeled, smashed or grated, fresh ginger in teapot and pour a couple cups of boiling water over. Let steep 5 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon juice to taste and a pinch of cayenne.

pes. I’d like to include your recipe, as well. Feel free to share!

Tips from readers’ kitchens: roasted tomatoes The roasted tomatoes were a huge hit. Lots of comments, including this from Debra S: “I just wanted to add that I have been squeezing out the “jelly” and juice, roasting with the skins on and putting them through my food mill to remove those skins and seeds. The results are decadent!”

Tip from Rita’s kitchen:

Ginger root freezes wells.

Dairy free, sugar free country style coleslaw

Rita’s pumpkin soup is a good treat for the fall. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

I’ll usually add a bit more Splenda and vinegar. For Mitch, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. “I love coleslaw and will need to make it at home.” This is good for those with dairy challenges, too. ¾ cup fat-free mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Splenda or favorite 2 tablespoons cider vinegar ½ teaspoon mustard 1 ⁄8 teaspoon celery seed 3-4 cups shredded cabbage ¾ cup shredded carrots ¼ cup diced bell pepper 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Mix mayo, Splenda, vinegar, mustard and celery seed. Add everything else. Stir, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Stir before serving. 32 cal, 0 fat, 1 g Pr, 7g Ca, 198 mg So, 24 mg CL, 2 g Fi; carb choices: 1/2

Giovanna’s easy pumpkin soup

You may know her as Joanne Trimpe, author of Holy Chow cookbook. I know her as Giovanna and when she made this soup on Fox 19, I just had to get the recipe to share with you. This is a nice, warming soup for fall. If you have fresh jalapenos, sub

one of those in for the canned. Check out Givoanna’s site: ¼ cup of canola oil 1 large onion (chopped) 2 teaspoons fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 small can finely chopped jalapenos Zest of one or two limes 2 cans, 15 oz. ea, pumpkin puree 13.5 oz. can light coconut milk (shaken) 4 cups chicken broth Kosher salt Pepper

until soft, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in lime zest, pumpkin, coconut milk and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Remove from heat, let cook slightly, puree in a food processor or with a potato masher.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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The Clermont County Fairgrounds was the setting for a day-long training exercise Sept. 14. The exercise was a joint effort between the Clermont County General Health District and Hamilton County Public Health, in recognition of National Preparedness Month in September. Teams from both agencies were tasked with constructing a wing of the Alternative Care Center, a 210-bed mobile field hospital purchased by the Southwest Ohio Public Health Region to be used during emergencies. The mobile medical facility can provide triage, acute care, and inpatient treatment to victims during a disaster. Each wing consists of three large tents, two connecting vestibules, flooring, 30 beds, medical supplies, lights, heating, ventilation,

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Time to harvest sweet potatoes Howdy folks, Last week we were wondering about the sweet potatoes, so we dug one row, the yield was good. We have two more rows, 8 feet long. We will dig them probably next week. These three rows will give us plenty of sweet potatoes. We have been getting sweet potato fries at Frisch’s in Bethel, Ruth Ann and I stop there after church with friends, Denny and Elaine, to have a meal. Maybe we can make some of our own. Last Wednesday for our noon meal, Ruth Ann fixed corn on the cob, fried green tomatoes, and pork

once a month when they are not in Canada in the summer. We went through the Clermont 20/20 program with them several years ago. This program was wonderful, but has been canceled. Other folks will not get to enjoy it. On the R.F.D. station last Tuesday, they were showing a family who had changed from raising tobacco to vidalia onions. They are raising over 2,700 acres. Now, that is a bunch don’t you think? The program is Rural News. They showed a pumpkin, which was probably the world record, that weighed 2,009 pounds. That would make a

and beans with hot dogs cut up in them. That was a good meal after working in the carpenter George shop all Rooks morning OLE FISHERMAN building a light house and some crafts for craft shows. Now you folks might think we eat out a lot. Well last Thursday we went to the U.S. Grant Vocational School Sports Gallery, and met some friends, Mort and Barb, to eat. These folks and us get together

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bunch of pumpkin pies. Now I like pumpkin pie, but that would be too much for me. The Bethel Lions Club met Monday evening and decided to adopt a family for Thanksgiving. Ruth Ann and I will get the food for them. The club will also adopt two seniors for Christmas this year as they have been doing for the past few years and it is important that we help folks. The Lions Club is still collecting used eyeglasses, so if you have any give them to a Lions club member, or bring them to the Pancake Breakfast at the high school Saturday, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. til 9 a.m. The price for adults has gone up to $5 due to the increase in our food costs. The next crappie tournament will be Oct. 14, then the fish off will be Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. This will be for the highest weigh points of all the regular crappie tournaments. Now on Oct. 27, there will be a benefit crappie tournament for the Hospice of Hope. I am sure there will be several in this tournament. There will be activities and food available at the Boars Head Bait Shop all day. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head and he said a

The first one will be at Lake Waynoka Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. in the recreation facility. Then Oct. 20, we will be at St. Gertrude Craft Show in Maderia. This will be the first time we have gone there, so we are excited and making items out of wood. Then the next show we will be at is Russelville Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. we have been to this show for a few years. They will have food and a big crowd. They do demonstrations of making butter and other things there. Then Dec. 1, we will be at the White Oak Valley School. This is a White Oak Valley Grange sponsored show, and they will be selling the food there. Ruth Ann and I decided to get involved in these craft shows to make extra money. It doesn’t seem the money will go as far as it used to. So mark your calendar and try to attend. There will be some fine items to buy for Christmas gifts. Start your week by attending the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

feller caught a musky that was 43 inches long and another feller caught one 27 inches long. One fisherman said he saw a musky swimming close to his boat. He put his dip net down and the fish swam into the net. He measured it and it was 27 inches long, then he put it back into the lake. The musky are sure growing good. with all the shad in the lake for them to feed on. The fishing is still good. I hope we can go sometime this week. Last Sunday afternoon, Debby and some of the girls in the wedding party, had a Bridal shower for her daughter, our granddaughter, Michelle, so I took Bob, her dad, and the bride groom, Brad, fishing. We went to a big lake and caught some big bluegills and some nice bass. This was a wonderful time for me to spend with my sonin-law Bob, and future grandson-in-law, Brad. Now Ruth Ann enjoyed the afternoon with our daughter, granddaughters and all the folks that were there. Bob’s mother Mable and his aunt Agnes, his sister and her two daughters were there, too. This was a special time for all. I have been writing about making wood crafts. This is because we are going to some craft shows.

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Arrests/citations Stephanie R. Patten, 29, no address given, theft, Sept. 11. Amanda L. Sumner, 18, 20 Herron Drive, domestic violence, Sept. 18. Micah J. Woody, 30, 25 Lori Lane #4, domestic violence, Sept. 19.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Herron Drive, Sept. 18. At Lori Lane, Sept. 19. Theft Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 11 Cecelia Drive #44, Sept. 11. Diamond rings taken; $1,000 at 30 Maple Ave., Sept. 11. Medication, earrings, etc. taken at 26 Church St. #12, Sept. 18.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Nathan K. Daugherty, 26, 1757 Culver Court #11, failure to comply, driving under influence, Sept. 15. Michael Walker, 29, 27 Carriage Station, warrant, Sept. 15. Brittney N. Conn, 20, #4 1070 Bethel New Richmond Road, warrant, Sept. 15. Michael J. Brewer, 32, 1290 Woodville Pike, warrant, Sept. 18.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Augusta Street, Sept. 16.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

BATAVIA Arrests/citations Christine Hunter, 56, 197 Doe Run Court, warrant, Sept. 9. Bryan A. Ogletree, 32, 370 Broadway, warrant, Sept. 13. Jeffrey Brandenburg, 49, 189 E. Main St., domestic violence, Sept. 13. Steven Green, 54, 499 Old Boston Road #28, domestic violence, Sept. 16. Johnny E. Allen, 48, 155 N. Riverside, animals running loose, Sept. 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at 130 E. Main St., Sept. 19. Dog bite Female was bitten by dog at 185 N. Riverside, Sept. 19. Domestic violence At East Main Street, Sept. 13. At Hospital Drive, Sept. 16. Theft 2000 Chevrolet taken at Gramma's Pizza at 154 E. Main St., Sept. 17. Box of checks taken from mail box at 160 S. Riverside #5, Sept. 19. Iphone and iPod taken from counter at BMV office at West Main Street, Sept. 21. Merchandise taken from United Dairy Farmers; $3 at East Main

Bradley Deardorff, 42, 6532 Graf Drive, consumption in vehicle, Sept. 15. John T. Langdon, 30, 6625 Ohio 132, disorderly conduct, Sept. 16. Ashleigh Wykoff, 29, 338 St. Andrews, warrant, Sept. 15. Joseph E. Gillespie, 46, 958 Ohio 749, warrant, Sept. 16. Michael Davis, 48, 1420 Ohio 125 #8, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, Sept. 25. Brian W. Kellison, 23, 520 Anchor Drive #E, cruelty to animals, Sept. 20. Lisa M. Carter, 40, 1751 Ohio 125 #106, theft, Sept. 22. George Waters, 27, 6216 Elmwood, obstructing official business, Sept. 24.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Sides of vehicle keyed at 356 St. Andrews, Sept. 19. Door of vehicle damaged at 1783 Ohio 125, Sept. 20. Wires cut to surveilance camera at Super Sam's at Ohio Pike, Sept. 14. Criminal mischief Entry made into vehicles at 1258 Elmridge, Sept. 16. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property at 849 Ten Mile Road, Sept. 19. Cruelty to animals

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Dog intentionally injured at 304 St. Andrews #B, Sept. 20. Domestic violence At Bethel New Richmond Road, Sept. 15. Menacing Female was threatened at 3400 Jenny Lind, Sept. 22. Theft Female stated card used with no authorization at 1058 Logans Landing, Sept. 19. Jewelry taken; $5.650 at 3417 Jenny Lind, Sept. 22. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $56 at Ohio 125, Sept. 22. I-pod, etc. taken from vehicle at 1388 Naegele, Sept. 22. Purse taken from vehicle at Locust Elementary School at Locust Corner, Sept. 22. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $600 at Ohio 125, Sept. 24. Cash and a check taken from purse at Walmart; $377 at Ohio 125, Sept. 24. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $62 at East Ohio Pike, Sept. 24.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Cynthia Behymer-Campbell, 47, 848 Youngs Lane, warrant service, Sept. 20. Allen Buttery Jr., 20, 125 Newlun Court, marijuana possession, domestic violence, Sept. 20. Anthony R. Seiber, 24, 2181 Ohio 125, warrant service, Sept. 20.

Julie A. Harrison, 38, 410 Front St., drug paraphernalia, Sept. 19. James M. Mclain, 32, 5964 Stonelick Creek, driving under suspension, Sept. 19. Timothy Wesley, 31, 3172 Lindale Mt. Holly, drug abuse, Sept. 19. Brian Hubbard, 28, 474 Old Ohio 74, warrant service, Sept. 19. Cindy Hubbard, 51, 474 Old Ohio 74, warrant service, Sept. 19. Heather Fields, 26, 3893 Bennett, warrant service, Sept. 20. Ryan C. Flaugher, 31, 980 Crisfield, driving under influence, driving under suspension, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 22. Toni Crockett, 49, 130 Rose Lea, criminal trespass, Sept. 24. William Custer Jr., 34, 130 Rose Lea, criminal trespass, Sept. 24. Michael Ferguson, 32, 1322 Baldwin, warrant service, Sept. 21. Bryan Anderson, 32, 3731 Riverside #1, theft, Sept. 25. Juvenile, 16, assault, Sept. 25. Juvenile, 16, assault, Sept. 21. Ruggiero A. Taylor, 20, 5436 Montgomery, aggravated robbery, Sept. 19. Gary E. Seitz, 21, 107 E. Mound, obstructing official business, Sept. 21. Sean Mcclendon, 21, 504 Odin Drive, driving under suspension, Sept. 23. Andrew Brockert, 26, 730 Ohio Pike, warrant service, Sept. 23. Cory W. Young, 26, 189 Cardinal,

driving under influence, unauthorized use, driving under suspension, Sept. 22. Andrew O'Brien, 22, 454 Dartmouth, disturbing the peace, Sept. 22. John M. Miller, 60, 2755 Ohio 132, theft, Sept. 22. Kevin L. Webster, 44, 475 Piccadilly, persistent disorderly conduct, Sept. 21. Gary Owens, 30, Waterworks Road, theft, Sept. 20. William A. Race, 29, 1511 Henson, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, Sept. 22. Jennifer Riley, 26, Lka 3172 Lindale Mt. Holly, theft, Sept. 21. Darla J. Sanders, 33, 4706 Beechwood, disturbing the peace, Sept. 22. Paul W. Lovelace, 41, 6459 Hidden Hollow, theft, Sept. 19.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Female stated she was robbed at gunpoint by 3 subjects at 860 Staghorn, Sept. 19. Assault Female was assaulted at 3982 Banks Road #11, Sept. 20. Burglary Female reported this offense at 3885 Old Savannah, Sept. 20. Two TVs taken; $800 at 1351 Baldwin, Sept. 20. Playstation III taken; $500 at 824 Clough #6, Sept. 21. Criminal damage TV and cellphone damaged at 720 Ohio Pike #14, Sept. 24. Window broken in vehicle at 520 Denmark, Sept. 21. Importuning At 500 block of Hamlin Drive, Sept. 21. Passing bad checks Bad check to Economy Moving & Storage at Bach Buxton, Sept. 21. Rape Female juvenile reported this offense on Tealtown Road, Sept. 23. Theft Soda pop taken from Kroger; $2.07 at Old Ohio 74, Sept. 20. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $30 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 20. Jewelry taken at Hobby Lobby;

$2,006 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 18. Clothing taken from Kohl's; $280 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 24. Stereo, etc. taken at Your Cleaners at Old Ohio 74, Sept. 24. Sound system taken from Walmart; $280 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 20. Check book, etc. taken at 3904 Michael Drive, Sept. 22. Refrigerator taken from Motel Beechmont at 3960 Nine Mile Road, Sept. 20. TV taken from Sam's Club; $350 at Clepper Lane, Sept. 18. Money taken from purse; $450 at 4475 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Sept. 20. Clothing taken from Kohl's; $188 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 23. Purse taken at 682 Barg Salt Run, Sept. 23. Chain saw taken; $230 at Pewter Road, Sept. 23. Female stated card used with no authorization at 746 Locust Corner, Sept. 20. AC unit taken; $2,500 at 860 Ohio Pike, Sept. 21. Male stated credit card used with no authorization at 621 Ellen, Sept. 23. Currency and jewelry taken; $3,100 at 3852 Foxtrail #1, Sept. 23. Cash, etc. taken from vehicle; $300 cash at 4259 Ferguson, Sept. 24. Halloween decorations taken from vehicle; $50 at 3918 Nine Mile, Sept. 25. Meat items taken at Walmart; $110 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 25. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton's; $27 at Newberry Drive, Sept. 24. Vandalism Washer/dryer damaged at Eastgate Woods laundry room at Eastwood Drive, Sept. 20. Fencing damaged at 4317 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Sept. 21.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Sarah E. Lovitt, 29, 8 Lori Lane, Amelia, selling, purchasing,

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs-possess at Lori Lane at Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 22. Christopher E. Sons, 19, 15333 Holman Road, Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at McKeever Pike and Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Clayton L. Scheidler, 18, 3542 Island Trail Drive, Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at McKeever Pike and Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Robert Dennis Carl Wayne See, 18, 262 N. Front St., Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at McKeever Pike and Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Stephen C Smith, 25, 577 Spring St., Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons-sell to/purchase for at McKeever Pike and Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Kyle R. Shaw, 21, 4267 Mckeever Pike, Williamsburg, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2818 Old State Route 32, Batavia, Sept. 23. Kyle R. Shaw, 21, 4267 Mckeever Pike, Williamsburg, possession of drugs at 2818 Old State Route 32, Batavia, Sept. 23. Kyle R. Shaw, 21, 4267 Mckeever Pike, Williamsburg, possession of drugs-schedule III, IV or V substance at 2818 Old State Route 32, Batavia, Sept. 23. Allan Ray McCall, 25, 2305 Rolling Acres, Amelia, breaking and entering at 2887 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Aug. 10. Stephanie R Fulton, 21, 2320 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, breaking and entering at 2887 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Aug. 21. George J. Adams, 25, 2857 Ohio 132, New Richmond, theft at 2887 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Sept. 25. Allan Ray McCall, 25, 2305 Rolling Acres, Amelia, breaking and entering at 2093 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 10. Stephanie R Fulton, 21, 2320 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, breaking and entering at 2093 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 21. George J Adams, 25, 2857 Ohio 132, New Richmond, theft at 2093 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 25. Earla Norris, 44, 1871 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, passing bad checks at 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 29. Brian K Boyd, 23, 30 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 214 Holly Lane, Bethel, Sept. 29. Jessica Marie Payne, 25, 214 Holly Lane, Bethel, obstructing

official business at 214 Holly Lane, Bethel, Sept. 29. Tracy L. Thompson, 36, 3050 Angel Drive, Bethel, theft at 2512 Ohio 133, Bethel, Sept. 24. Juvenile, 17, 1330 Inlet, Amelia, possession of drugs-schedule I or II substance at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 25. Heather Dawn Dunaway, 35, 265 Mulberry St No. 2, Felicity, burglary at 265 Mulberry St., Felicity, Sept. 27. Larry Dee McGrady, 58, 2300 Rolling Acres, Amelia, domestic violence-cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force at 2300 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, Sept. 24. Angela Marie Murphy, 30, 45 North Bay Court, Batavia, assault at 45 North Bay Court, Batavia, Sept. 24. Amalia Kathleen Soltero, 21, 575 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Felicity, domestic violence at 3432 Starling Road, Bethel, Sept. 24. Karah P. Williamson, 23, 704 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, theft at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 25. Larry Dee McGrady, 58, 2300 Rolling Acres, Amelia, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2300 Rolling Acres Road, Amelia, Sept. 26. Debra Denise Sons, 48, 352 St. Andrews Drive, Cincinnati, criminal trespass-land premises of another at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 25. Christopher E. Wilson, 29, 11806 Emmons, Winchester, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs at Bauer at Brunk, Batavia, Sept. 25. Christopher E. Wilson, 29, 11806 Emmons, Winchester, open liquor container-operator or passenger of motor vehicle at Bauer at Brunk, Batavia, Sept. 25. Christopher E. Wilson, 29, 11806 Emmons, Winchester, possessing drug abuse instruments at Bauer at Brunk, Batavia, Sept. 25. Sebastian M. Brown, 20, 4477 Eastwood Drive, Batavia, possession of drugs-marijuana at Main/Clough, Batavia, Sept. 26. James Matthew Pedigo, 28, 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, robbery at 2285 Crane Schoolhouse Road, Bethel, Sept. 27. Sabrina L. Secan, 34, 4140 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, theftwithout consent at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 27. Bryan David Mallory, 24, 912 Staghorn Drive, Cincinnati, Oh 45245, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 28.

victim At Herold Road/Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 22. Assault At 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 19. At 1349 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Sept. 15. At 3772 Bass Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. At Half Acre Road and Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 23. At 1535 Clough Pike, Amelia, Sept. 26. At 270 Main St, Batavia, Sept. 27. At 4290 Marbe Lane, Batavia, Sept. 25. At 45 North Bay Court, Batavia, Sept. 24. At 5327 Newtonsville HutchinsonRoad, Batavia, Sept. 24. At 5572 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Sept. 24. Breaking and entering-purpose commit theft offense/felony unoccupied structure-use of force stealth deception At 305 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Sept. 24. Breaking and entering At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, Sept. 23. At 1798 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Sept. 17. At 188 Chapel Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At 2461 Old State Route 32, Batavia, Sept. 23. At 5642 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 17. At 171 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, Sept. 26. At 2093 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 8. At 4154 Half Acre Road, Batavia, Sept. 27. At 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia, Sept. 24. At 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia, Sept. 25. Burglary-trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure when another person is present, with purpose to commit any criminal offense At 2040 E. Hall Road, New Richmond, July 25. Burglary

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary At 2280 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, Sept. 18. Assault-knowingly harm

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At 5240 Locust St., Batavia, Sept. 18. At 5642 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 17. At 18 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, Sept. 26. Disorderly conduct-fighting or threatening At 1349 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Sept. 15. Disorderly conduct-offensive gesture or noise At 2196 Winemiller Road, Batavia, Sept. 21. Domestic violence-cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force At 2280 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, Sept. 18. Domestic violence At 3900 Wolf Creek, Amelia, Sept. 27. Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs At Bauer at Brunk, Batavia, Sept. 26. Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs At 2196 Winemiller Road, Batavia, Sept. 21. Drug paraphernalia At 3569 Weaver Road, Batavia, Sept. 21. At Ohio 222 and Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At Ohio 132/Culver Court, Amelia, Sept. 20. Endangering children-abuse At 16 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, Sept. 21. Fugitive from justice At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 18. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 21. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 28.

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Identity fraud At 2504 Canvas Back Circle, Batavia, Sept. 25. Intimidation-victim, crime witness At 72 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Sept. 17. Menacing At 2100 Buckler, New Richmond, Sept. 17. Offenses involving underage persons-sell to/purchase for At McKeever Pike and Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At McKeever Pike and Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Open liquor container-operator or passenger of motor vehicle At Bauer at Brunk, Batavia, Sept. 26. Open container liquor At Ohio 222 and Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. Passing bad checks At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 19. At 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 28. Possessing drug abuse instruments At 120 Forest Meadow Drive, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 2818 Old State Route 32, Batavia, Sept. 23. At Ohio/Culver Court, Amelia, Sept. 20.

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of state law, there being and unpaid due changes for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owners and/or manthe lien of ager’s goods here-after described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, located at; 1105 Old ST.RT.74, Batavia, OH. 45103, (513)752-8110, and notice having due been given to the owner of said property and all parties know to claim an interest therein,and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the above stated address to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Wednesday, 10/24/12, at 10 A.M. 1.Todd L. Smith 4260 Mt.Carmel Tobasco Rd. Apt.42D Cincinnati,Oh., 45244 goods, (household boxes, furniture, sporting goods) 2.Rebecca Fisher 364 Amelia Olive Branch Amelia, Oh., 45102 goods, (household boxes, furniture, tools, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip., equip., landscaping account records) 3.Ken Roberts 4509 Teal Town Rd. Batavia,Oh., 45103 goods, (household furniture, car parts) 4.Tonya DeMoss 4260 Mt.Carmel Tobasco Rd. Apt.D42 Cincinnati,Ohio, 45244 goods, (household furniture, boxes) 5.Anthony Gaddis 10 Pineview Dr. Amelia,Oh., Apt.8 45102 (boxes) 6.Richard S. Keoler 4522 Tealtown Rd. Batavia, Oh., 45103 goods, (household furniture, boxes, tools) 7.Savannah Storms 1174 S. Timber Creek Dr. Milford,Oh., 45150 (boxes) 8.Matt Smalley 2061State Rt.125 Lot 110 Amelia, Oh., 45102 goods, (household furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip.) 9.Elizabeth Workman 340 St. Andrews Dr. Cinti., Oh., 45242 goods, (household furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip.) 1001728470



Company receives award Total Quality Logistics recently received a Patriot Award for its support of employees in the National Guard and Reserves. The company was nominated for the honor by employee and National Guard member 2nd Lt. Andrew Carpenter. The award is sponsored by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves. Carpenter specifically cited the support of his Group Sales Manager Rick Borkowski in his decision to join the National Guard. “Rick assured me my job and my accounts would be exactly the same

when I got back, and they were. “The loyalty that Rick and TQL showed to me while I was away solidified my decision that this is the place I want to grow my career,” Carpenter said. Carpenter joined TQL in May 2009. He enlisted in the National Guard in the fall of 2010 and had to dedicate eight of the next 12 months to military training. At two recent open houses, open to anyone seeking an entry-level sales position, company officials encourages current or retired military personnel to consider a ca-

reer at TQL. “Members of the military possess extraordinary skill sets that translate perfectly into the fast-paced and constantly-changing work of a freight broker. They have an outstanding work ethic, they are able to think on their feet, they are quick to learn new skills, and they find success in any situation,” said TQL sales recruiter Matthew Disher. Disher, who also is a Marine veteran, is helping train TQL corporate recruiters on reading military discharge orders so they can identify these skills.

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Donald Lorentz, Amelia, deck, 40 Charmalee, Amelia Village. Disaster Services Environmental Specialists, Liberty Township, fire repair, 64 Hummingbird, Amelia Village, $35,000. MJ Electric, Covington, Ky., alter, 2292 Hulington, Monroe Township. Scott Kahrs, New Richmond, alter, 2175 Laurel Lindale, Monroe Township. George Kappes, Moscow, shed, 107 Broadway, Moscow Village, $5,513. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 126 Regatta Drive, New Richmond Village, $76,027. Edward Pomeraning, New Richmond, pole barn, 44 Buckeye Lane, Ohio Township, $12,500. Bowlin Group, Walton, Ky., alter, 3675 Hopper Ridge, Pierce Township; alter, 4588 Middlecourt, Union Township; alter, 572 Laurel Grove. Sovereign Homes, Cincinnati, addition, 680 Kennecot, Union Township, $15,000. Carpenters Plus, New Richmond, addition, 4075 Ellis Ave., Union Township, $5,500. Hammer Rite, Cincinnati, addition, 4028 Wilma Court, Union Township, $43,000; addition, 4430 Todd Rose, $5,700. Arronco Comfort Air, Burlington, Ky., HVAC, 4290 Babson Park, Union Township. Curry Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 643 Holiday Drive, Union Township. Donald Welker, Williamsburg, addition, 110 Dawn Court, Williamsburg Village, $11,000.


TMI Electricl Contractors, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia Township. Real Life Assembly of God, Batavia, alter, 2300 Old Ohio 32, Batavia Township. Steven Smith, Hamersville, alter, 1784 Ohio 52, Moscow Village, $190,000; alter, 2238 Ohio 756, Washington Township, $96,000. KBA Inc./Architects, Cincinnati, alter, 800 Ohio 125, Union

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. Township, $65,000. Tri State Signs, Hamilton, sign, 4360 Elick Lane, Union Township. CR Architecture & Design, Cincinnati, new-Kroger, 262 Main St., Amelia Village, $500,000. NM Investment Properties, Cincinnati, alter, 2234 Bauer Road, Batavia Township. Industrial Mechanical Contractors, Cincinnati, alter-Auto Zone, Ohio 125, Batavia Township, $11,000. Ginter Electrical Contractors, Cincinnati, alter-Meter A, 3668 Bristol Lake, Batavia Township. Preferred Fire Protection, Fairfield, fire suppression, 4450 Eastgate, Union Township. Morris Heating & Cooling, Burlington, Ky., HVAC. 876 Eastgate, Union Township. HNH Homes, Milford,alter-Loan Max, 457 Ohio 125, Union Township, $20,000. Spencer Construction, Cincinnati, alter-PNC Bank, Ohio 125, Union Township, $13,500. H & H Structural Contracting, Fairfield, alter-Jungle Jim’s, Eastgate Union Township, $220,300; alter-Flying Olive , Eastgate Blvd., $28,000. Architech Design, Chattanooga, Tn., new-shell-CBL & Associates, 4611 Eastgate, Union Township. Quality Signs, Burlington, Ky., signs, 4382 Elick Lane, Union Township sign, 4555 Eastgate. Paramount Signs, Loveland, sign, 4360 Elick Lane, Union Townshp; sign, 4360 Elick Lane. Atlantic Signs, Cincinnati, sign 4601 Eastgate, Union Township. One Stop Signs, Loveland, sign, 1210 Ohio 125, Batavia Township. JWH Excavating, Newtonsville, fire main line, 611 College Drive, Batavia Village. MDX Excavating, Milford, fire main line, 4611 Eastgate Blvd.,

Union Township. Beyond Beauty, Cincinnati, alter, 431 Ohio 125, Union Township. Quality Signs, Burlington, Ky., signs, 4382 Elick Lane , Union Township. Jurgenson, Cincinnati, demolition, 805 Eastgate North and 812 Eastgate North, Union Township. Holtman’s Doughnuts & Bakery, Cincinnati, alter, 29 W. Main, Amelia Village Stantec Architecture Inc., California, alter-McDonald’s, Hospital Drive, Batavia Township, $450,000; signs. Midland Co., Amelia, alter, 7000 Midland, Batavia Township. Kramer & Feldmon Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia Township, $134,000. Harley Architects Associates, Batavia, alter, 800 Kent Road, Batavia Village, $150,000. Mt. Holly Christian Chapel, Amelia, tent, 2141 Ohio 125, Monroe Township. Vogt Electric, Hamilton, fire alarm, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., suite 235FA, Union Township. Preferred Fire Protection, Fairfield, fire suppression, suite 235FS, Union Township. H & H Structural Contracting, Fairfield, alter suite 235, Union Township, $30,000. Wire Works Electrical Services, alter-Northpark Townhomes, 203 thru 212 Cardinal Drive, Union Township @ $1,000 each. Tri-State Sign, Hamilton, sign, 4360 Elick Lane, Union Township. Community Church of God, Moscow, addition, 1611 Bees Run, Washington Township, $20,000. Detect All Security, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 1406 Twin Spires, Batavia Township. Remington EDM, Milford, alter, 2008 Glenn, Batavia Township. Johann Plumbing Co., Cincinnati, alter, 1391 Ohio 125, Pierce Township.


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