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Trustees defend agreement

By Kellie Geist

Clermont Tea Party members Oct. 14 questioned Union Township officials about financially supporting Jungle Jim’s expansion in the old Bigg’s building. The township signed an agreement with Jungle Jim’s Wednesday, Oct. 6, to move into the old Bigg’s building. As part of the deal, the township will buy Bigg’s for $7.5 million and lease it to Jungle Jim’s for a total of $10.8 million over eight years. Jungle Jim’s also agreed to be part of a Tax Increment Financing district and a Joint Economic Development District. All of the speakers had one

main point – they were happy Jungle Jim’s was coming, but they don’t think Union Township should be involved in funding the project. “I love Jungle Jim’s and I shop at the one in Fairfield quite often, but I’m just wondering where we came up with $7.5 million to go into commercial real estate. I don’t think that’s the job of the township. We should foster and promote businesses, but I don’t think we should act as a bank. Private enterprise should do that on their own,” said John McGraw, a Union Township resident. Union Township Trustee Tim Donnellon said the township is doing what’s necessary to bring Jungle Jim’s to Eastgate. “Union Township doesn’t have

a desire to be in the commercial real estate business, per se, but we do have the desire to promote economic development,” he said. “ ... Donnellon When we do economic development, the first thing we do is sit down with the business – any business – and we say, essentially, ‘We’re glad you’re here, welcome to Union Township, our success depends on your success, what can we do for you?’” With the Jungle Jim’s project, they needed assistance with funding the project, Donnellon said. The project is being funded

with money generated by other township TIFs, which can only be used for capital or infrastructure projects. However, the money Jungle Jim’s pays back to the township will go into the general fund, Donnellon said. McGraw also expressed concern that the trustees were “picking winners” by funding certain projects. “Are we going to do the same thing for Kroger or Meijer or Deja Vu for that matter?” McGraw asked. Donnellon said the township would be open to working with any business looking to locate or expand in Union Township. Tea party member Jim Lewis

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Paradmedic travels to Peru

While most people spent their summer vacations lounging by a beach or pool, Miami Township firefighter/paramedic Dan Berkebile was working in a free medical clinic in Peru. Berkebile spent time in Nauta, Peru and Iquitos, Peru, with Springdale Nazarene Church in late June. As a paramedic, he helped provide medical care to Peruvians who oftentimes had nowhere else to turn. FULL STORY, B1

Haunted Woods celebrates 25th

Haunted Woods, the Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association’s annual Halloween event, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. “We’re excited for this to be the 25th year,” said Jeff Cummins, coordinator of the event. FULL STORY, A2

New Richmond to consider charter

New Richmond voters Nov. 2 will decide if they want to take the first step toward creating a charter form of government. There are two parts to the ballot issue. The first part asks “Shall a commission be chosen to frame a charter?” FULL STORY, A4

Three arrested in Amelia for break-ins

Amelia police arrested three men Thursday, Oct. 14, in connection with vandalism and car break-ins. FULL STORY, A2

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Library groundbreaking

Work will begin soon on remodeling the old Ryan Steakhouse on Glen Este-Withamsville Road as the new Union Township branch library. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Sunday, Oct. 17. From left are: Clermont County Public Library board member Anthony Cardinal, county Commissioner Scott Croswell, library board member Marion Croswell, library board member Patty Pryor, library board member Lois Luyster, library board President Joe Braun, county Commissioner Ed Humphrey, library board member Judith Kocica, library Executive Director Dave Mezack, KBA Architects Associate Principal Mark Bredemeier, West Clermont Board of Education member Denise Smith, State Rep. Joe Uecker and library board member Bill Johnston. No opening date has been set.

Central Joint seeks additional funding By John Seney

Voters in the Central Joint Fire and EMS District will be asked to vote on an additional 2.9-mill levy Nov. 2. It is the first new levy on the ballot since the district was formed in 2001 to provide fire and emergency services to Batavia Township and the village of Batavia. The district now is funded by a 5.5-mill levy passed in 2001 that generates about $1.9 million a year, according to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office. That levy will remain if the new levy passes. The new levy will generate an additional $1.1 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 house $88.81 more a year for a total of $223.96, according to the auditor’s office. Fire Chief Kevin Riley said the

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This 2.9-mill additonal levy would pay for new eqipment and other costs for the fire district. It would be in addition to an existing 5.5-mill levy. Residents can estimate their new and old net annual costs from the chart below.

Appraised value Net annual cost of existing levy Net annual cost of additional levy Total $50,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$67.58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$44.40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$111.98 $100,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$135.15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$88.81 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$223.96 $150,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$202.72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$133.21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$335.93 SOURCE: CLERMONT COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE. THIS INFORMATION IS FOR THIS LEVY ONLY

levy is needed to replace aging equipment, including two fire engines, two EMS units and a brush unit. “The levy will allow us to continue to deal with medical and fire emergencies quickly across our 52 square mile area,” he said. “As one of the busiest departments in the area, answering over 3,600 calls per year, the funds will be used to replace aging equipment and add additional equipment and

needed staff.” The district is run by a fivemember board made up of representatives from the township and village. Batavia Mayor John Thebout, one of the board members, said residents in the fire district have not had an increase in nine years, but one is needed now. “The money is going to be used to bring us up to where we need to be to operate in a professional

manner,” he said. Batavia Township Trustee James Sauls, also a board member, said even with the increase, taxes in the district will be below many other area fire districts. He said the additional tax revenue was needed not only to replace equipment, but to keep firefighters up to date on training. “If we don’t get this, it will put a pinch in the quality of service,” he said.

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Jungle Jim’s Continued from A1 Pierce Twp. OKs study for bike path was concerned that Jungle Jim’s property taxes will go to the township and the school district, but not to any county entities. “You’re not here to invest money to make more money. You are here to use that tax money to provide services,” Lewis said. “This is not proper use of taxpayer money. We voted for things like the (Clermont County Board of Development Disabilities) levy and ... that is what the money is to be used for.” Donnellon said that while the county entities will not be receiving property taxes from this development, the Clermont County commissioners should see an increase in sales tax revenue. Donnellon also said the tax money generated by new development may eventually reduce the tax burden on residents. Resident Stewart Kennedy said that while the Jungle Jim’s project may be a good idea, the trustees should not have been

involved financially. “I think there is a basic difference in philosophy. While we appreciate your crafting a deal that will likely reduce taxes in the future ... the government is here to provide fire services, police services, road services and zoning. Let business be business and let government be government,” he said. Donnellon said while there are some who have concerns about the project, bringing Jungle Jim’s to Union Township is a win for the residents. “When we look at a project, such as Ivy Pointe or Jungle Jim’s, the litmus test has to be: Is what’s coming back to the township more beneficial that what’s going into it? The answer here is yes.” he said. “This is a win-win situation.” Donnellon also said Jungle Jim’s has guaranteed the agreement, so if the venture fails, the township would at least receive the $10.8 million of the lease.

By John Seney

The Pierce Township trustees Oct. 12 approved spending $20,000 for an engineering study to complete a hikebike path along the Legendary Run Golf Course. When the Legendary Run development was built, a hike-bike trail was part of the plans. Most of the path was built, but one section was left undone, even though it was included in the original plan. That section, about 4,800 feet, runs along the southern edge of the golf course from MerwinTen Mile Road to the township ball fields on Locust Corner Road. Administrator Dave Elmer said the final section remained on hold while

By John Seney

Amelia village officials will not send out fliers to residents with information about the Nov. 2 police levy because of legal concerns. Mayor Leroy Ellington sought input about the flier from council members at the Oct. 4 meeting.

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He said he made up the one-page flier because of suggestions by council members at a previous meeting that one should be mailed out. The flier contained information about the levy taken from a PowerPoint presentation made by Ellington at a Sept. 28 town hall meeting. The presentation also is available to view on the village w e b s i t e , Ellington suggested the

flier be mailed to residents two weeks before the election. But Solicitor Laura Abrams said she has concerns about village officials spending $600 to have the fliers printed and mailed out. “You are not supposed to spend money to influence an election,” she said. Council member Todd Hart asked if it was all right for council members to hand out the fliers. Abrams said she would

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have to check because council members might then be personally liable. Council member Bob Pollitt favored sending out the fliers, despite the threat of a legal challenge. He said if the fliers are not mailed, “you can forget it.” Pollitt made a motion to mail out the fliers, but received no second. Ellington said this is why political action committees, not affiliated with the village, are needed to promote issues. He said he tried to find someone to lead a pro-levy effort, but could find no one interested.

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“When it (an agreement) happens, we want to be ready.” Trustee Gregg Conrad said the money for the hike-bike trail is in a Tax Increment Financing fund and can only be used for Legendary Run. “We were holding this back to finish the hike-bike trail,” he said. “We’ve got the money there.” There is about $100,000 in the TIF fund. Elmer said he had no estimate on how long the path would take to build or the total cost. He said the engineering firm would provide a cost estimate as part of the study. The trustees voted to award the bid for the engineering study to the firm McGill Smith Punshon of Cincinnati.

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township officials negotiated with golf course owner Mike McCaw about easements. Elmer said an agreement with McCaw is expected to be signed soon. McCaw could not be reached for comment. Elmer said he would like to get the engineering study under way so the township can begin work on the trail as soon as possible. “The township has not spent $20,000 on engineering fees. We are going to work toward gaining the easements before we do so,” Elmer said. “I think we’re as close as we’ve ever been to getting an agreement,” said Trustee Christopher Knoop.

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Improvements planned at water, sewer plants By John Seney


Two arrested in Brown County drug probe Two Clermont County men were arrested in connection with an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in Brown County. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger said Brandon David Cook, 35, of Batavia and Andrew Kirby Farwick, 23, of Goshen were arrested Monday Oct. 11. Cook was charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs (marijuana and cocaine), both fifth-degree felonies. Farwick also was charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs (marijuana and cocaine), both fifth-degree felonies. Both men were released on bonds. Wenninger said others charged in the investigation were: • Jeffery David Carlier, 47, of Fayetteville, who was charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs (heroin), a fourthdegree felony. • Timothy L. Darling, 48, no residential address given, who was charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs (Oxycodone), all thirddegree felonies. • Rosemary Darling, 46, no residential address given, who was charged with one count of trafficking in drugs (Oxycodone), a third-degree felony. • Timothy Ryan Darling, 22, of Hamersville, who was charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs (Oxycodone), a thirddegree felony.

3 arrested in Amelia Amelia police arrested three men Thursday, Oct. 14, in connection with vandalism and car break-ins. Police Chief Jeffrey Sucher said officers were dispatched at 2:20 a.m. to the Quail Creek area after receiving a report of suspicious people on foot. As the officers approached the area, a foot chase ensued, resulting in the arrest of the three suspects. The three, who were transported to the Clermont County Jail, are: • Cody W. Nehus, 21, 9 Southridge Drive, Amelia, who was charged with criminal mischief, attempted theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Cassidy D. North, 19, 29 E. Main Street, Amelia, who was charged with underage consumption of alcohol, criminal mischief and attempted theft. • Mike L. Spivey, 18, 38 Mallard Drive, Amelia, who was charged with attempted theft, underage consumption of alcohol and criminal mischief. Sucher said the suspects entered parked cars and tipped over picnic tables and trash cans. All the damage was in the Quail Creek and Main Street areas. He asked any residents who find damage to their property or cars to call the Amelia police at 753-4747.

Major improvements are planned at Clermont County’s water and wastewater treatment plants. Lyle Bloom, sanitary engineer with the county water resources department, told the county commissioners Oct. 11 a $6-million project at the Lower East Fork Wastewater Treatment would increase the plant’s capacity. He said the plant now is not able to fully treat sewage during heavy periods of rain.

Thomas Yeager, director of utilities, said past complaints about odors from the plant were addressed by improvements completed in 2007. He said there have not been any complaints in the last three years. Yeager said another $22-million project would expand the treatment of drinking water at the Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant, which draws water from Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park. The project will increase pumping capacity from 10-million gallons a day to 20-million gallons a

day, he said. Bids for the work are scheduled to be opened Thursday, Oct. 28. Yeager said money for the project would come from the capital improvement fund and the issuance of bonds. The work is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and take about 18 months. Commissioner Bob Proud asked how the water system was doing during the drought. Yeager said the system was able to handle periods of high demand. “We’re meeting the needs of the people,” he said.

County moves money to pay for canceling furloughs By Kellie Geist

Clermont County officials will not use the county’s carry-over fund balance to avoid furloughs this year. During the commissioners’ meeting Monday, Oct. 4, Administrator Dave Spinney recommended more than 70 supplemental appropriations between departments and

funds. “Rather than increase the department appropriations, we realigned the funds to cover not having furloughs,” he said. The transfers, which the commissioners approved, paid for all but about $45 of the $200,000 incurred by canceling the furloughs. The commissioners announced last September

that some, if not all nonbargaining unit employees, would need to take unpaid days off work to Spinney save about $200,000. However, when the budget was approved, the board decided to postpone, and eventually cancel,

the furloughs. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said the commissioners originally planned to take the $200,000 from the county’s fund balance to keep employees at work, but better-than-anticipated revenues, unfilled positions and health care contributions have made that unnecessary. “It worked out OK and it means we won’t have to go

into the fund balance as much,” she said. Commissioner Ed Humphrey was happy to hear the revenues and spending cuts have almost paid for the potential budget hole left by not taking furloughs. “This just proves it (not mandating furloughs) was an appropriate action,” he said. “The money is there.”

Pierce Township dept. police to track stolen items online By John Seney

Pierce Township officials have contracted with an online company that helps solve crimes by allowing police agencies to check for stolen goods at pawn shops, scrap metal dealers and other businesses. Trustees Sept. 14 approved spending $714 for the service for a six-month period. Police Chief James Smith said the service would save money by not having to send detectives around to stores to check for stolen items. The service – – allows businesses to report items for free. Police agencies that subscribe to the service can then check for items reported stolen. “It’s a nationwide service,” Smith said. “They saw a niche and filled it.” According to the leadsonline website, 1,300 law enforcement agencies nationwide use the service.

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New Richmond voters can choose panel to frame charter By John Seney


New Richmond Councilmember Nicholas Wolf talked about adopting a charter form of government for the village.

New Richmond voters Nov. 2 will decide if they want to take the first step toward creating a charter form of government. There are two parts to the ballot issue. The first part asks “Shall a commission be chosen to frame a charter?” The second part lists 15 candidates for the 15-member charter commission. The commission members will spend a year drawing up a proposed

charter, which will then be put to the voters for approval. David L. Johnson, one of the charter commission candidates, said he volunteered to run because he believes the present system for village government set up by Ohio law is cumbersome and can be improved. “I don’t know what the best charter is yet, but I’m willing to work at it,” he said. Mary Mark, another charter commission candidate, said the commission, if elected, would probably meet once a month, gathering ideas and input from residents.

She said the commission would welcome ideas “from all types of people.” Council member Richard Mathews said the charter will “give the people of the village the freedom to put together their own constitution.” He said the charter will allow the village residents to change everything from how the council and mayor are elected to how things are put out for bids. “By having a charter, it will allow citizens to have a say,” he said. Council member Nick Wolf said vot-

ers should give the charter commission a chance to come up with a plan. “If they don’t like it, they can reject it a year from now,” he said. Wolf said once a charter is adopted, it can always be changed by the voters. Two public meetings have been scheduled to answer questions about the charter proposal. The first meeting is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Boys and Girls Club of New Richmond, 212 Market St. The second meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, also at the Boys and Girls Club.

Soup kitchen operator seeks mercy for thief By John Seney

The operator of an Amelia soup kitchen is asking for mercy for a man who broke in and stole $125. “He’s forgiven if he confesses his crime,” said Rick McCarty, who operates Grace and Mercy Outreach Inc. at 17 W. Main Deborde St. McCarty said he would like to see the suspect, Bryan Deborde, 29, of 22 Church St., Amelia, sentenced to community service at the soup kitchen rather than jail time. Deborde pleaded guilty to the


Rick McCarty, director of Grace and Mercy Outreach Inc., wants the man who stole money from the Amelia soup kitchen to be sentenced to community service at the kitchen rather than sent to jail. theft. “He did confess, that says a lot,” McCarty said. However, the issue is complicated by the fact Deborde also is facing sen-

tencing on another charge of burglary of a home. Scott O’Reilly, the assistant prosecutor who is handling the case, said the final decision is up to Clermont

County Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Zuk, who is scheduled to sentence Deborde in both cases Nov. 4. “One victim may want mercy, but the other may want jail time,” O’Reilly said. Deborde is facing up to six years in prison and a $12,500 fine on the charges. O’Reilly said he has not decided what he will recommend to the judge. McCarty said his soup kitchen serves lunch at noon each day except Sunday. “People who are struggling can come in, no strings attached,” he said. McCarty said the soup kitchen also gives away clothing and other items to people in need.


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Pierce Township Police Det. Laetitia Schuler, third from right, was recognized at the township trustees meeting Oct. 12 for completing the requirements for master criminal investigator. From left are, Fiscal Officer Karen Register, Trustee Christopher Knoop, Trustee Gregg Conrad, Trustee Bonnie Batchler, Schuler, Law Director Frances Kelly and Police Chief James Smith.

Planning under way for Batavia Christmas event Planning is under way for Batavia’s “Christmas in the Village” set for Saturday, Dec. 11. This year’s event will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include free horse-drawn carriage rides, free pictures with Santa Claus, a magician and door prizes. The Batavia Beautification Committee, made up of Kathy Turner, Earl Carter and Ray Seibert, asks all residents, businesses, churches and organizations

to participate. The committee also is asking for contributions of money, door prizes, candy, small items for goodie bags, cookies and refreshments. Anyone who wishes to donate items is asked to respond by Sunday, Oct. 31, so the committee members can plan the budget. Anyone with questions or who would like to donate can call the village office at 732-2020.

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A state audit found no significant problems with financial management in the village of Batavia. Administrator Dennis Nichols said the village received its financial audit report for the years 2008 and 2009, and auditors found only one issue of noncompliance with regulations. The auditors made three recommendations for minor improvements, Nichols said. These were: • Village officials should state a reason when declaring an emergency. • A determination of prevailing wage on a project has to be updated if it is more than 90 days old. • Old checks should be transferred to unclaimed funds. Villages undergo financial audits at least once every two years. Auditors completed the Batavia investigation in early summer and forwarded it to

Auditor of State Mary Taylor, whose office reviewed it and released it to the village. Village Fiscal Officer Anne Lock received the report Sept. 29. The audit looked at $2.7 million in receipts and $2.8 million in disbursements between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2009. The audit team found no deficiencies in financial reporting. A management letter that accompanies the report says that the examination found no material instances of noncompliance “We are proud of Batavia’s performance in the audit and having the auditor of state giving us essentially a clean bill of health,” said Batavia Mayor John Thebout. “I think residents of the village understand that we have been under a lot of financial pressure with the bad economy, and it’s good to know that we are managing our resources carefully,”

County, workers to pay more for health insurance By John Seney

The rising cost of health insurance will take a bigger bite out of the Clermont County budget and county workers’ paychecks next year. County commissioners Oct. 6 approved 2011 insurance coverage that is expected to cost about $900,000 more than this year. The amount of increase could change, depending on actual claims. The increased cost will be split three ways: About 50 percent from county budget funds, 25 percent from increased employee contributions, and 25 percent from plan changes such as increased deductibles. Bob Sander, county human resources director, said the three-way split was the recommendation of the county health care advisory committee, which was made up of representatives of each county department. “Health care costs in general continue to increase. Clermont County is not immune to that,” Sander said. “Our goal is to produce the most comprehensive health care plan we can for 1,100 employees.” He said health care insurance for county

County commissioners Oct. 6 approved 2011 insurance coverage that is expected to cost about $900,000 more than this year. employees and other agencies covered under the county plan costs about $11.5 million a year. The county will continue to offer health coverage with two plans from Humana. Monthly employee contributions for plan 1 will increase from $53.48 to $76.18 for single coverage and from $301.12 to $320.84 for family coverage. Monthly employee contributions for plan 2 will increase from $18.02 to $38.40 for single coverage and from $201.82 to $215.04 for family coverage. There will be no increase in employee contributions for dental coverage and the employee contributions for vision coverage will decrease slightly in 2011. “We try to make sure our employees get the least amount of increase in costs as possible,” Commissioner Bob Proud said.

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PROCLAMATION NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION R.C. 3501.03 The Board of Elections of Clermont County, Ohio issues this Proclamation and Notice of Election.

A General Election will be held on

TUESDAY, November 2

at the usual place of holding elections in each and every precinct throughout the County or at such places as the Board may designate, for the purpose of choosing the following offices: Governor/Lieutenant Governor Treasurer of State • John Kasich/Mary Taylor (R) • Kevin L. Boyce (D) • Ken Matesz/Margaret Ann • Matthew P. Cantrell (L) Leech (L) • Josh Mandel (R) • Dennis S. Spisak/Anita Rios (G) • Ted Strickland/Yvette McGee United States Senator • Eric W. Deaton (C) Brown (D) • Lee Fisher (D) • Write-In - (David L. Sargent II/ • Daniel H. LaBotz (S) Andrew C. Pfeifer) • Rob Portman (R) Attorney General • Michael L. Pryce • Richard Cordray (D) • Write-In - (Arthur T. Sullivan) • Mike DeWine (R) Representative of Congress (2nd • Marc Allan Feldman (L) District) • Robert M. Owens (C) • Marc Johnston (L) Auditor of State • Jean Schmidt (R) • L. Michael Howard (L) • Surya Yalamanchili (D) • David Pepper (D) • Write-In - (Randy Lee Conover) • Dave Yost (R) State Representative (66th District) – (Amelia, Batavia, Batavia Twp, Goshen Secretary of State Twp, City of Loveland, Miami Twp, City of • Charles R. Earl (L) Milford, Union Twp) • Jon Husted (R) • Barry A. Cox (L) • Maryellen O’Shaughnessy (D) • Joe Uecker (R)

State Representative (88th District) Judge of the Court of Appeals – (Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Franklin Twp, (12th District) Jackson Twp, Monroe Twp, Moscow, (Full Term Commencing 2/9/11) Neville, New Richmond, Newtonsville, Ohio • Robin N. Piper Twp, Owensville, Pierce Twp, Stonelick Twp, (Full Term Commencing 2/10/11) Tate Twp, Washington Twp, Wayne Twp, • Rachel Hutzel Williamsburg, Williamsburg Twp) • Danny R. Bubp (R) Judge of Court of Common Pleas (Full Term Commencing 1/1/11) County Commissioner • Thomas R. Herman (Full Term Commencing 1/1/11) (Unexpired Term Ending 1/1/13) • Robert Scott Croswell • Richard P. Ferenc • Archie Wilson (R) • Ken Zuk County Auditor Judge of Court of Common Pleas • Linda L. Fraley (R) (Domestic Relations Division) Chief Justice Ohio Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/2/11) • Eric Brown • Kathleen M. Rodenberg • Maureen O’Connor Ohio Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/1/11) • Judith Ann Lanzinger • Mary Jane Trapp (Full Term Commencing 1/2/11) • Paul E. Pfeifer

And determining the following Questions and Issues: Issue 1 – Bethel-Tate Local School District – Annual Income Tax of 1% on Earned Income of Individuals Residing in the District – For a Period of 5 Years – For Current Expenses. Issue 2 – Felicity Franklin Local School District – Annual Income Tax of 1% on Earned Income of Individuals Residing in the District – For a Period of 5 Years – For Current Operating Expenses. Issue 3 – Little Miami Local School District – Additional/Incremental Tax Levy – Levied in 2010 at 10.95 mills and 16.95 mills during 2014 ending after 2014 – For Current Expenses. Issue 4 – Central Joint Fire-EMS District – Additional Tax Levy – 2.9 mills – For a Continuing Period of Time – For Fire, Ambulance and Other Emergency Medical Services. Issue 5 – Clermont County Children Services – Renewal Tax Levy – 0.8 mill – For a Period of 5 Years – For Support of Children Services and the Care of Placement of Children. Issue 6 – Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board – Renewal Tax Levy – 0.5 mill – For a Period of 5 Years – For the Operation of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Programs and Mental Health Programs and Facilities by the County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Service District. Issue 7 – Amelia Village – Additional Tax Levy – 10 mills – For a Continuing Period of Time - For Police and EMS Services. Issue 8 – Village of Bethel – Renewal Tax Levy – 0.8 mill – For a Period of 5 Years – For Current Expenses. Issue 9 – Village of New Richmond – Renewal Tax Levy – 3 mills – For a Period of 5 Years – For Current Expenses. Issue 10 – Village of New Richmond – “Shall a Commission be Chosen to Frame a Charter?” Issue 11 – Goshen Township – Replacement Tax Levy – 3 mills – For a Continuing Period of Time – For Fire, Ambulance and Other Emergency Medical Services. Issue 12 – Pierce Township H – Wal Mart Stores East LP dba Supercenter 3342 – 1815 St. Rt. 125, Amelia, OH 45102 – (single site) – Sunday Sales of Beer and Wine and Mixed Beverages – (ten a.m. and midnight). Issue 13 – Union Township Z – Siler’s Drive Thru, Inc. – 986 Old St. Rt. 74, Batavia, OH 45103 – (single site) – Sunday Sales of Wine and Mixed Beverages – (ten a.m. and midnight).

The polls for the election will open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on election day. By Order of the Board of Elections, Clermont County, Ohio. CE-0000428343

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October 20, 2010

BRIEFLY No official search

EAST FORK – Covington, Ky., police are looking into the possibility of conducting a search at East Fork Lake State Park in Clermont County for evidence in the case of a missing teenager. Lt. Col. Spike Jones said some friends and family members of Paige Johnson, 17, who was reported missing Sept. 23, were at the state park over the weekend of Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. Cell phone records indicated Johnson may have been in the area of the park at the time she was reported missing. Jones said Covington police have not conducted any searches at the park, but may do so in the future. He said there is no evidence at this time that a crime has been committed, and there are no suspects in the case.

House fire

NEW RICHMOND – A house fire in New Richmond Friday, Oct. 15, caused about $70,000 in damage. Fire Chief Mark Baird said firefighters responded to the fire about 4:30 p.m. at 1076 U.S. 52 Spur. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries, Baird said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Family dance

OWENSVILLE – The Clermont County 4-H Family Hal-

loween Dance is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $2 per person or $8 per family before the dance. At the event, tickets are $3 per person or $10 per family. Light snacks and beverages will be provided by ALIVE 4-H Club. Raffle tickets are $1 each; six for $5; or 15 for $10. Raffle items include but are not limited to theme baskets: Pets, dogs, sports, family games, cookies, automotive, natural baby, rubber stamping/card making, bats, Christmas and gift certificates to local businesses. Drawings for door prizes will take place throughout the night. For the Pumpkin Carving Contest, bring a carved pumpkin. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, scariest, most creative and best costume overall. Silly bands will be sold. Collect Silly Bands throughout the evening and you could end up being the king or queen of the dance. You can send bands to your friends throughout the night for a quarter for two bands. For more information or to pre-order tickets, contact Amy Monaco at or 544-8459.

Farigrounds activities

OWENSVILLE – Friends of the Fair will host a Quarter Auction from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a Casino Night from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Multi-Purpose Building on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from both events go toward the next barn project. Contact Stacie Taylor at 513315-2663 to make a donation or for more information about either event. The Clermont County Senior Fair Board will sponsor the third annual camp out from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24. Some of the competitions include campsite decorating, chili cook off and best costume. In addition, campers will be going trick or treating both nights, enjoying a hayride and a huge “ghost telling” campfire Friday, as well as the music of the Comet Blue Grass All Stars Saturday night. Craft booths and a flea market round out this event. Contact Jack Graser at 5532608 for camping information and Shirley Gibbons at 6257785 for information about setting up a craft booth.

Knepp to speak

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in room S143, UC Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The program will be presented by Gary Knepp, who will discuss about his new book “Beyond the Names, A tribute to the Clermont County, Ohio Vietnam War Dead.” Knepp visited Vietnam while researching this book. He will have copies of the book for sale. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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BATAVIA – Members of Eastgate Community and Landmark Baptist churches will host the annual Community Harvest Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, Red Barn, 299 Haskell Lane in Batavia. There will be free candy and games for the kids. This will be open to the public and is free. For information, call 8437778 and ask for Kathy.

History display

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on

Clermont County History. The commissioners installed a display case in the lobby of the administration building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. For the month of October, the Clermont County Genealogical Society will have a display. The display is open to the public free of charge during regular business hours.

Tool display

AMELIA – During October, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Amelia Library. The display features “Tools of the Past.” The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the library.

New historical book

CLERMONT COUNTY – The newly written book of Clermont County history with more than 80 pages and 150 photographs including township and village histories, information about early settlers, formation of the county, transportation, civil war and abolition movements and veterans will be released in the next couple months. Twenty of the county’s leading historians contributed to the book. The book is indexed. Each of the following organizations listed below assisted in the preparation of the book and will receive 20 copies for sale: Bethel Historical Association, Franklin Township Historical Society, Greater Milford Area Historical Society, Harmony Hill Association, Historical New Richmond, Monroe Township Historical Society, Owensville Historical Society, Goshen Township Historical Society and the Greater Loveland Historical Society. Prepublication orders for the book can be made to these organizations or directly to the Clermont County Historical Society. Cost of the book is $37.22 which includes tax. If ordering from the Clermont County Historical Society, send checks to CCHS, Box 14, Batavia, OH 45103. Include name, address, phone number and number of copies you wish.

Haunted trail

OWENSVILLE – The second annual Haunted Trail at the Clermont County fairgrounds is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Refreshments and food available for purchase. Pre-event tickets are available for $5 per person. Cost is $7 per person at the gate.

For more information, see the Clermont County fairgrounds website at The event is hosted by the Clermont Northeastern Rockets Baseball team and Milford Longhorns Baseball team. Advance tickets are available from baseball team families, Champions Baseball Academy, or call Judy Krebs at 6755496.

Special meetings

WEST CLERMONT – The West Clermont board of education has scheduled two special board meetings. The board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, and another at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17, at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Both meetings will be for strategic planning and any other business that may come before the board.

BZA to meet

PIERCE TWP. – The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the township administration building, 950 Locust Corner Road.. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the application of Michael Linde, who is requesting a variance for a reduced rear yard setback. Linde wants to build a roof over his existing patio at 1140 Hunters Run Drive. The required rear yard setback is 40 feet. When the roof is constructed over the patio, the rear yard setback will be reduced to 23 feet, 6 inches. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Haunted forest

BATAVIA TWP. – Join the Park Ranger for a not-soscary exploration of nature's creepy creatures during a program geared for families with children aged 6 and up. Meet at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Discover the real story of owls, bats, spiders and other “scary” creatures during a short hike on the Deer Ridge Trail and activities at the visitor center. Severe storms and/or lightning in the immediate area will cancel this program. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information, call 797-6081.

Fencing contract

BATAVIA TWP. – The trustees Oct. 5 approved a bid for fencing for four new

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baseball fields being constructed at the community center park. The bid for $94,612.80 from Security Fencing was accepted as the low bidder among eight companies that bid on the project. The ball fields are being built on land behind the township hall at 1535 Clough Pike. Engineering consultant Angelo Santoro said the vinyl fencing will be behind home plate, in front of the dugouts and along the foul lines at the fields. There will be no fencing in the outfield.

Meeting changed

BATAVIA – The regular monthly board meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the board office, 76 Riverside Drive, Batavia. The board will conduct the public test for the Nov. 2 general election at this meeting.

Township buys AEDs

BATAVIA TWP. – The trustees Sept. 7 approved the purchase of two portable Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) units for use in the township’s sheriff’s deputy cars. The units can be used to provide a shock to victims suffering from sudden heart problems. Administrator Rex Parsons said the money for the units, which cost $1,500 each, will come from a fund generated from court fines and fees.

Special meetings

WEST CLERMONT – The West Clermont board of education has scheduled two special board meetings. The board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, and another at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17, at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Both meetings will be for strategic planning and any other business that may come before the board.

Haunted forest

BATAVIA TWP. – Join the Park Ranger for a not-soscary exploration of nature's creepy creatures during a program geared for families with children aged 6 and up. Meet at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. Discover the real story of owls, bats, spiders and other “scary” creatures during a short hike on the Deer Ridge Trail and activities at the visitor center. Severe storms and/or lightning in the immediate area will cancel this program. Registration is required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information, call 797-6081.

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STONELICK TWP. – The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 U.S. 50, one mile west of Owensville. The meeting will be in the Early Childhood Wing. A public hearing will be held prior to the meeting at 4 p.m. to receive input from interested individuals that will be considered in the development of the 2011 Annual Action Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available to the public prior to the hearing and will be posted on the Clermont DD website, The public is welcome to e-mail or call in comments/ feedback by using the following contact information: or 732-4921.


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October 20, 2010

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Cholkas named outstanding art teacher

Amy Cholkas’ first impulse was to decline the nomination when informed that she was nominated for the Southwest Ohio Art Association’s Outstanding Art Teacher awards for 2010. As a regional director of the association, Cholkas was used to honoring other people for the award and felt awkward when told her time had come to be honored. “I was honored, but I was very surprised because at the time of my nomination I was OAEA’s regional director and I thought maybe I should decline the nomination,” said Cholkas, who was selected from a group of more than 230 art educators in Southwest Ohio. The OAEA board emphatically responded, “No! No! No!” Cholkas, who has been the art

teacher at New Richmond Elementary for the past 11 years, reluctantly accepted the nomination and was honored Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Cincinnati Art Museum as one of two art teachers selected for the 2010 OAEA’s 2010 Outstanding Art Teacher awards. Also honored at the OAEA’s awards ceremony was Mariah Campbell Garretson, a visual arts specialist at Lockland. Adrian Hawk, art teacher at New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary, was one of those saying, “No! No! No!” the loudest when Cholkas mentioned declining the nomination. “Amy is so very deserving of this prestigious honor because of her dedication to her young artists and to art as a discipline,” said Hawk, who succeeded Cholkas as

an OAEA’s regional director. “Amy is an outstanding planner and develops very beautiful lessons that engage her students. I am very proud to work with Amy here in New Richmond.” New Richmond Elementary Principal Gary Combs couldn’t agree more. “Mrs. Cholkas is constantly working on ideas and strategies to incorporate art into the curriculum,” said Combs. “She is very committed to our students at New Richmond Elementary and we appreciate her dedication.” This is the second consecutive year that someone from New Richmond Schools has been honored by the OAEA. Last year, Locust Corner principal Julie Renner received the association’s Distinguished Educator for Art Education Award.


New Richmond Elementary visual arts specialist Amy Cholkas is the Outstanding Art Teacher for 2010 by the Southwest Ohio Art Education Association.

Grant Center students participate in STEM academy Ask most high school students what they did over summer break, and you will probably hear common responses such as taking a vacation, sleeping a lot and playing video games. But four College Tech Prep Engineering Design students at Grant Career Center can tell a little different story on how they earned eight college credits at Cincinnati State this summer and gained valuable insight into college life. Dennis Sandker of Bethel-Tate High School, Jacob McKinney of Georgetown High School and Jessica Thacker and Jesse Rust of New Richmond High School were selected to participate in an intensive six-week term at Cincinnati State studying engineering technologies as part of the STEM Summer Academy. Students met stringent attendance policies to complete a 10week term in the six-week period. The students participated in Cincinnati State’s First Year Experience program which provided an overview of the college and an orientation to the demands of college life as well as DC Circuit Analysis and a Home Energy Audit course. The focus of the engineering technologies program was renewable energy. The students found that the program was a lot of work but it was a valuable learning opportunity. Thacker summed up the expe-


Four College Tech Prep Engineering Design students at Grant Career Center studied engineering technologies at Cincinnati State as part of the recent STEM Summer Academy. They are, from left, Jessica Thacker, Jacob McKinney, Dennis Sandker and Jesse Rust, displaying their project during the completion ceremony showcase. rience as a great experience. “This program really prepared me for college. The professors were great and all of the staff cared about our outcomes,” she said.

One of the best parts included the price tag. Cincinnati State funded the program with a grant, so the students had no tuition bills for their first college credits.

Cincinnati State also provided free parking and a lunch allowance. The benefits will also help next year when the students enter col-

lege full-time. “This program helped me get a perspective on how college operates and what the professors require from their students,” said Sandker. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I will be better prepared as a college freshman.” The students completed a research project that they presented on graduation day as part of their studies. The Grant Team researched and created a solar powered water heater. Students worked long hours creating a working model of the solar heater and learning teamwork skills. McKinney found the group work to be very beneficial. “Working as a team on this project showed me the importance of learning to work together as project teams like they do in industry,” he said. “We all had an important role in the successful completion of our project.” “This was a great opportunity all the way around,” said Tim Nolan, director of the Greater Cincinnati Tech Prep Consortium and one of the organizers of the STEM Summer Academy. “The students were very successful in their studies and it helped give them insight into what college might be like and confidence that they can succeed,” he said.

West Clermont announces 2010-2011 program policy The West Clermont School District recently announced its 20102011 program policy year for free and reduced-price meals or free milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility.

Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program. Application forms are being distributed to all homes in a letter to parents and guardians. To apply for free and reducedprice benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office. A complete application is required.

Families with children eligible for school meals also may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information also can be found at

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The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2009-2010.

Principal’s List 4.0 GPA



Glen Este 2010 graduate Sarah Baughman received a $1,000 scholarship from Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion Post 72 in Mount Carmel. Presenting the John “Greg” Stroble Memorial Scholarship is Mike McCann, scholarship chair, at the post.

Lauren Barr, Molly Bruns, Laura Buckler, Jacob Bunch, Stephanie Chaney, Sarah Eubanks, Mercedes Featherkile, Sarah Foster, Amanda Gettes, Morgan Gill, Anthony Goodrich, Sean Hennies, Brooke Hensley, Brooke Hollifield, Nikki Houlihan, Katie Kilgore, Cory King, Katie Kroeger, Kayla Maupin, Jacob McKinney, Cody Morehouse, Tiffany Payton, Desiree Planck, Kevin Poe, Courtney Pringle, Jesse Rust, Samantha Scott, Krista Sells, Kayla Shook, Emily Swisher, Jerod Weber, Cody Wiedemann and Jon Wilson.

Honor Roll

Pamala Adams, Kaitlyn Alsept, Anita Appelmann, Marcus Barber, Christopher Barrett, T.J. Battle, Kim Benjamin, Lindsey Bicknell, David Bowman, William Boys, Matthew Brown, Tom Brunton, Dominic Byus, Randall Cloum, Andrew Collopy, Megan Colwell, Dustin Coyne, Michael Crowe, Stephanie Day, Tim Dejarnett, Brady Dufau, Randy Durbin, Taylor Eckart, Bridgette Ellis, Nathan Emmich, Crystal Evans, Stacy Faddis, Nicole Fannin, Breanna Farley, Marilee Fehr, Jessica Foley, Alex Forsee, Ashley Gast, Brian Gelter, Chase Gleason, Tyler Herman, Tyler Hess, Megan Hicks, Shane Housh, Travis Hull, Michael Humedan, Nathan Humfleet, Madisen Hutchinson, Jacob Jackson, Shane Kabler,

Dustin Lambert, Christina Lasley, Jerrid Lee, Whitney Lefker, Adrian Lilly, Daniel Lindsey, Taylor Malott, Isaac Martin, James Martin, Brittany Mason, Angela McNamara, Jared Miller, Nick Moore, Kristen Moran, Caleb Morgan, Tanna Murphy, Liz Osborne, Jared Pack, Chelsea Pennington, Crystal Rayburn, Casey Rockholt, William Rogers, Geoff Rutherford, Michael Seng, Greg Sheldon, Lindsey Shelton, Chris Shouse, Michael Skaggs, Paul Skinner, Dillon Smith, Raven Smith, Chelsey Stonerock, Ashley Strunk, Shelby Taulbee, Steven Taulbee, Jessica Thacker, Libby Tremper, Zach Vinson, Jessie Walls, Matthew Warren, David Whittaker, Michael Wilhoit, Courtney Wilson, Kimberly Workman and Eli Wright.



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The week at Amelia

• The Amelia boys’ soccer team notched its 12th win of the season, Oct. 12, downing New Richmond 5-1. Sophomores provided all the offense, with three goals by Anthony Clark and one apiece from Josh Drennan and Cody Sprague. Amelia beat CNE 7-0 Oct. 14, with goals from Anthony Clark (3), Jason Drennan, Cody Sprague, Bryan Doughman, Josh Drennan. Brennan Horine (one save) and Alec Zurlinden got the shutout. • The Amelia volleyball team beat Bethel-Tate, Oct. 12, 25-15, 25-15, 25-7. Western Brown defeated Amelia 17-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, 15-11 on Oct. 14.

The week at Batavia

• The Batavia boys’ soccer team beat Blanchester 10-0, Oct. 12. Justin Heist scored twice, while Zach Hargis, McClain Shepard, Chad Moles, Matt Smith, Jordan Richardson, Ian Malott, Chase Eldridge and Luke Bradburn each added goals. Chris Bourque registered the shutout. On Oct. 14, Batavia bowed to McNicholas 1-0. • The volleyball team lost to Williamsburg, Oct. 12, 2520, 25-19, 25-19.

The week at Glen Este

• Glen Este girls’ cross country senior Michelle Thomas won the Centerville Stampede meet, Oct. 9, with a time of 18:15. The GE boys finished 15th as a team. • The Trojan volleyball team defeated Amelia, Oct. 9, 25-14, 25-16, 26-28, 25-15. Glen Este suffered a tough loss to Anderson, Oct. 12, 2225, 25-16, 26-24, 25-16. Glen Este then beat Kings 25-20, 25-22, 25-12 on Oct. 14. • In girls’ soccer, Glen Este lost 7-1 to Kings, Oct. 12. Senior Karina Atkinson scored a goal. • The Trojan boys’ soccer team fell 3-0 to Anderson, Oct. 11. On Oct. 14, they lost to Kings 2-0.

October 20, 2010

The week at Williamsburg

• Williamsburg volleyball beat Clermont Northeastern, 25-18, 25-21, 25-18, Oct. 11. The team won again a day later, defeating Batavia, 2520, 25-19, 25-19 to improve to 15-3 on the season.



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For McNick, there’s no place like home

By Nick Dudukovich

Archbishop McNicholas High School finally played a homecoming game at home. The school hadn’t hosted a varsity football game since the late 1950s. Instead, it would have to play its home dates at schools such as Turpin, Anderson and Mariemont. That changed when the Rockets hosted Purcell Marian in the inaugural game at McNicholas High School’s new Penn Station Stadium Oct. 16. In front of packed crowd, the Rockets easily defeated the Cavaliers, 44-8. Senior co-captain Jack Dooling appreciated having the support of the fans, who packed the auxiliary bleachers (the stadium project won’t be completed until 2012) on the east sideline during the contest. “To be able to play in front of a crowd that big and win the inaugural game, and (to have) all the support from the McNick com-

munity, because sometimes, we’d get lost with Turpin and Anderson down the’s great to see we have the support,” Dooling said. The Rockets first points on the new field came when senior linebacker Ryan McMillan tackled Purcell Marian’s E.J. Burnett for a safety with 5:32 left in the first quarter. Quarterback Matt Staubach added the Rockets’ first touchdown at the facility four plays later when he rushed up the middle for a 4-yard touchdown. Staubach said he was excited to score the first touchdown at the new stadium. McNick coach Steve Klonne, who will retire after 25 years of coaching in the Cincinnati area at the end of the season, was pleased with the win, but also glad the squad could start focusing on its next game. Through week seven, the Rockets were ranked No. 4 in the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s region 12 computer rankings. Roger Bacon,

High school football week 8 Anderson 24, Glen Este 7

Anderson’s sixth-ranked Redskins defeated the 12thranked Glen Este Trojans 24-7 at Anderson Oct. 15. After stopping an early Glen Este drive at their 41, Anderson drove down the field, and elected to take three points off the board when a roughing the kicker penalty on a field goal gave them a first down at the Trojan seven. Glen Este went ahead late in the half, driving 25 yards in seven plays following a botched punt attempt by Anderson, scoring on a 3-yard run by Austin Duncanson. The Trojans limited Anderson to seven pass completions in 21 attempts, but the first of two long touchdown strikes from Nick Mason to Jordan Shelton on third-and-long situations gave the Redskins a 10-7 halftime margin. The second such pass early in the third period increased the lead to 17-7, and Glen Este, held to a total of 27 passing yards despite some good throws by QB whom McNick beat 21-14 Oct. 7, was ranked first in that same poll. Dooling believes the

Shane Seckman, was unable to mount a comeback based solely on its running attack. Duncanson carried 21 times for 99 yards and the TD, while Alec Scardina picked up 62 yards on 15 tries for the Trojans. Trey Blank and Matt Jones accounted for the lone Glen Este sack in the game. Glen Este, 2-1 in the FAVC, hosts 1-2 Loveland Oct. 22. This was a submitted game recap.

Western Brown 28, Amelia 14

Amelia drops to 4-4 with the loss. Amelia’s Cameron Wisby scored on a four-yard run and Zach Muncie scored on a 15yard pass from Scott Weaver. Robby Jansen made both PATs. Amelia takes on Bethel-Tate at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at home.

15. Scoring for Batavia were Zainn Ison (2), Dwayne Smith and David Brausch. Batavia will play Western Brown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at home.

New Richmond 21, Goshen 7

New Richmond junior quarterback Derrick Dillow went 6-of-12 for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Running backs Garrett Myers and Nick Hill each added 93 yards on the ground. New Richmond (6-2) plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Oak Hill.

Williamsburg 19, CNE 7

Batavia picked up its first win of the season over Bethel-Tate High School 28-21 at Bethel Oct.

Williamsburg allowed a first quarter touchdown to Clermont Northeastern, but shutout the home team the rest of the game. Williamsburg sophomore linebacker Michael Posey had a game-high 15 tackles and junior linebacker Joey Clowery had 14 tackles. Williamsburg (6-2) will play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 against Landmark Christian at home.

Roger Bacon win helped McNick make a statement about how good a team the Rockets can be.

McNick travels to Dayton Carroll Oct. 22, and ends the regular season at Badin Oct. 29.

Batavia 28, Bethel-Tate 21

Amelia soccer sets win record By Mark Chalifoux

The week at New Richmond

• The New Richmond girls’ soccer team lost to Finneytown, 2-1, Oct. 9. Junior forward Courtney Grogen scored the Lions’ lone goal. They then tied Bethel 1-1 on Oct. 14 with Nicole Leen scoring the goal for New Richmond. • The boys’ soccer team fell to Amelia, 5-1, Oct. 12, despite a goal from senior Sam Anderson. • The New Richmond volleyball team handed Western Brown its first league loss of the year, 25-21, 23-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-13, Oct. 12. They defeated Goshen Oct. 14 by scores of 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13.

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Captain’s in charge

Williamsburg captain Molly Bruns passes the ball to her teammate in an Oct. 12 game against Felicity-Franklin. Williamsburg honored its seniors with a special ceremony at half time. Williamsburg bowed to Felicity 5-1 and Blanchester 9-2 two days later. Their record is 4-7-4.

GE drops last 2 games The following is a submitted summary of Glen Este girls’ soccer games: Glen Este’s girls soccer team ended the regular season on a down note, dropping to a record of 6-9-1. The Trojans will travel to Seton Wednesday, Oct. 20, for a first-round state tournament game. Kings 7, Glen Este 1 – After making a halftime adjustment in the timing of their runs in the Oct. 12 game, Kings repeatedly dropped passes behind Glen Este’s midfield offside trap defense as their speedy strikers then outraced GE defenders unabated to the goal. The Knights scored five times in the second half on their way to a 7-1 win, despite the fine

efforts of Trojan keeper Kelly Banfill. Karina Atkinson scored the lone GE goal on a strong left-footed shot in the first half. Ross 3, Glen Este 1 – Ross moved to 12-3-1 on the season as they battled to a hard-fought 3-1 win Oct. 16 over Glen Este in a very physical game Saturday afternoon. Trojan striker Cassie Howell and keeper Kelly Banfill were forced to leave the game with injuries, but GE narrowly missed some good scoring opportunities in an evenly played game, their only score coming off a set play on a pass from Jessie Goedde to Morgan Terry in the second half.

The Amelia High School boys’ soccer team took care of business against Clermont Northeastern in the final regular season game, winning 7-0. The win doesn’t mean much on its own, but the victory was the 13th of the season for Amelia, setting a new school record for wins in a season. The win also capped off an undefeated conference record (9-0-1) for Amelia in its first season in the SBAAC. The Barons’ league championship is Amelia’s first since 1984, and head coach Eric Burger said the senior night win over CNE meant a lot to the team. “It means all the hard work and effort we’ve put in starting last March pays off, and I think the guys are very proud of their accomplishments this season,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of accomplishments, but first and foremost, we wanted a winning record and a league title.” Amelia (13-2-1 overall) accomplished both, and also earned their highest seed in the tournament in recent years. Amelia was given a No. 18 seed and has been ranked as high as No. 14 in the city poll. The Barons

were a No. 23 seed last season and a No. 24 seed in 2008. Burger said he first thought this could be a record-setting team when Amelia beat Batavia 4-0 on the road. “We scored two goals in the first two minutes and that’s when we realized we could be a good team,” he said. “Batavia is the class of the SBC and has been for many years, so beating them gave us the confidence we needed.” Amelia has plenty of talented players on the roster this season and the Barons have been led by sophomore Anthony Clark, who was near the top of the city in scoring with 21 goals heading into the final game of the regular season. Senior Jason Drennan has been a standout player and seniors Matt Bradley and Bryan Doughman have been the top defenders for Amelia. Cody Sprague and Josh Drennan have also been key players for Amelia. “Everyone who has gone in has done well,” Burger said. “The unselfishness has been their biggest attribute. No one cares who scores. The team camaraderie has been good and we pride ourselves on being a closeknit group.”


Amelia’s Jason Drennan keeps the ball away from a pair of Goshen defenders. Amelia defeated Goshen 8-0 Sept. 2. Up next for Amelia is No. 20 Harrison in the first round of the tournament on Oct. 18 after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, the Barons would face No. 1 Mason on Oct. 21. Burger said he hopes the success the program had this year helps more players come out for the team in the coming years. While Amelia has a large sophomore class, it has a small junior class and only two freshmen in the program. The Barons will have to replace a sizeable senior class next season. Still, Burger is excited for the future of the program, especially with so many sophomores earning valuable minutes. “The future is bright for the next two years and hopefully more will come in,” Burger said. “Winning should bring out the kids who were skeptical about playing.”

Lions’ volleyball attacks school record book

By Nick Dudukovich

When it comes to breaking records, the New Richmond High School volleyball team was no stranger to rewriting the school’s history books this season. The squad had three girls set new marks during the 2010 campaign. With statistics still to be recorded from the postseason, hitter Brittney Strunk had already set records for single-season kills

(227), career kills (520) and career digs (1,337). Strunk may also be able to set the career aces record. Heading into the Oct. 14 match against Goshen High School, Strunk’s 150 aces were five short of the school’s all-time record. Libero Myla Gordo set the single season record for digs last year, with 560, and trails Strunk by 41 digs for the school’s all-time record, coach Carla Corbin said. Hitter Lindsey Blankenship

joined the record-breaking parade by setting the school’s single season (90), and all-time (164) blocks record. The accolades have come during the midst of a winning season (13-9, 6-4) that saw the Lions break an almost decade-long losing streak against Western Brown (16-6) Oct. 12. Corbin described the victory as the Lions’ highlight of the year. “(The Western Brown match) was the best match I have ever

seen my girls play,” Corbin said by e-mail. “It was amazing and the girls showed why we will have so many records broken this year.” While the accolades and victories will be remembered fondly in the lore of New Richmond volleyball, the squad did have its concerns during the season. Corbin said the Lions struggled with communication issues during the year. At times, Corbin said she had to force her team to talk with each

other because not enough ground was being covered on the court. To correct this issue, Corbin would hit balls to an area where the girls had to take charge and call off teammates. Despite this setback, the team is one of the best squads Corbin has been involved with at the school. New Richmond earned a firstround victory in the Division-II sectional tournament by beating Norwood, 3-2, Oct. 16.


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Clermont wake up call

As a conservative voter living in Clermont County, I got a wake up call at the Clermont Tea Party meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 5. During the presentation on “Tax Incentive Financing,” known as “TIFs,” they showed the voter where some of their tax dollars are going. They showed the good side and the bad side of “TIFs.” The bad side of which is debt that we the voter didn’t want. I want smaller government and more transparency for my township and county, that’s why I’m voting for Archie Wilson. Archie will track down these types of government transactions and see that the voter is informed of where their tax dollars are going. Come Nov. 2 I encourage you to vote for a conservative candidate Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner. Lloyd Acres Union Township

they received the fruit of their labor (and risks) as profits. I learned that Union Township is actually purchasing the old Bigg’s building for $7,500,000 and leasing it to Jungle Jims. I’m not sure where purchasing buildings for businesses falls under the responsibilities of our township. The same cancer that threatens the health of our nation has now appeared in our very own backyard. Under no condition should government at any level use taxpayer money to help one business over another. Unless Jungle Jim’s is going to make us all shareholders and pay us annual dividends on their profits, I prefer the township just stick to the basics of roads and public safety with my tax money. I suspect I’ll see that dividend check from Jungle Jim’s in my mailbox right after the one arrives from General Motors and the federal government. Stuart Kennedy Union Township

Thanks to Milford Boosters

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On behalf of the Milford tennis players, parents and coaching staff, I would like to thank the Boosters for their pledge to finance the new tennis courts at the high school. They have not only benefited the varsity and junior varsity teams at the high school, but also the junior high club team and the junior high and high school physical education Lifetime Fitness classes. They have also been used frequently by the residents of Milford and Miami Township. In the inaugural season, the girl’s high school varsity team had a 13-4 record and the girl’s junior varsity team had a 14-4 record and placed first in the GCTCA tournament last weekend. What a way to break them in. Boosters, your support of athletics for the children in the district is greatly appreciated. Go Eagles. Lisa Essig Milford

The rest of the story

I was pleased to learn Jungle Jim’s plans to open a supermarket in the former Bigg’s building in Eastgate. Then as Paul Harvey used to say I learned the “rest of the story.” In the free market America where I grew up, a business would finance their own facility. If they worked hard and were successful

I attended the Milford High School Open House Saturday, Oct. 9, and toured the additions built onto the high school. Although my main purpose was to tour the new teachers’ workrooms, science and computer labs, and enlarged cafeteria, I found myself spending more time reading the assorted walls. The tributes to the late Dr. Ray Bauer were very moving and the athletic achievements noted in the Athletic Hall of Fame were impressive. However, my favorite addition, since the last time I walked into Milford High School, were photos on the wall of students who made academic achievements – the valedictorians. Chris Lemmon Miami Township

Just TIF money?

Pierce Township has just approved the expenditure of $20,000-plus on a project that they cannot authorize to start. For the past six to seven years, the township has been trying to get approval from the property owners along Locust Corner Road for the expansion of the hiker-biker path from Merwin-Ten Mile to the administration building. Negotiations have never been finalized and there is no agreement between the parties. Yet your trustees just voted to spend this

money on this project. Mr. Conrad’s comment was that it’s just “TIF” money. Mr. Conrad where do you think the TIF money came from; it is the taxpayers hard earned real estate taxes. It seems that every time they find a little bit of money it burns a hole in their pocket. They act like a little kid in a candy store with a nickel in his pocket. I hope everyone remembers when it comes to election time. Tom Martin Pierce Township

Vote for Scott Crowell

I feel compelled to write in response to Tim Rudd’s attacks on Scott Croswell in his guest column of Oct. 6. Apparently, Mr. Rudd is confused as to the true definition of conservative principles. Scott’s work as a county commissioner on economic development has been geared toward replacing the lost jobs and tax revenue from county businesses that have suffered too greatly during the recession. Scott understands that when fewer dollars are coming in to the county, departmental budgets must be reduced accordingly until that revenue is replaced. Recently, certain elected officials and department heads, many loyal to Rudd, objected to cutting their budgets during this time of decreased tax revenues coming to the county. Several wanted to waste your taxpayer dollars on wants instead of needs. That sounds more like President Obama’s liberal spending habits than Croswell’s history of fiscal conservatism to me. Scott Croswell will continue to make sure your tax dollars are spent wisely and in your best interest, not the best interests of the county GOP leadership, regardless of the dirty politics and smear campaigns waged against him. I encourage you to vote for Scott Crowell, independent for Clermont County commissioner. Glen Olson Miami Township

Wilson will be accountable

Get out and vote Nov. 2 for Archie Wilson Clermont County commissioner. Archie is endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, Cincinnati Right to Life, Citizens for Community Values and the Ohio Tea Party. These are endorsements from groups that represent the same qualities Archie holds him-

self up to, not individual endorsements from Rhino politicians his opponent counts as endorsements. Accountability, integrity, honor and trust are qualities Archie has shown in his commitment to God, family and community. Archie is a true conservative that would be a valued asset to Clermont County and he would be honored to serve all the people of Clermont County. Archie has served Batavia Township for 10 years with his conservative business principles saved the township thousands of dollars and increased services to the people without the burden of taxes to the county as seen in other townships throughout the county. There are no TIF (Tax Incentive Financing) developments in Batavia Township that were instituted by the township. Accountability, integrity, honor and trust are qualities we need in Clermont County. Vote for these qualities. Vote for Archie Wilson, Clermont County commissioner, Nov. 2. Honor your vote, stay involved and hold those elected accountable. Randy Perry Batavia Township

Support Wilson

I will be voting for Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner on Nov. 2 It is a privilege to support a person whose interest is in the people he serves. He is an upstanding citizen and has been in business for more than 30 years with an understanding of what challenges the small business owner. He is a very hardworking man and a person of integrity with strong work ethics. He has a commitment to represent the people of Clermont County. Being endorsed by the Republican Party, Ohio Valley Lodge 112 Fraternal Order of Police, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC and the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC and Ohio Tea Party PAC make a huge statement about Archie Wilson over his opponent. It would be difficult to find a better candidate than Archie Wilson. He has the experience the Clermont County commissioners’ office needs. I encourage you to join me in voting for Archie Wilson Nov. 2. Carol Tarter Goshen Township

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Croswell is decision-maker

I want to encourage Clermont County residents to re-elect Scott Croswell for commissioner. For the past eight years, Scott has done a rare thing – he put his principles above partisan politics. We need more elected officials like Scott who are willing to make the difficult decisions when it comes to cutting the size of government and forcing our government to live within its means. It is because of the fiscally-conservative approach that has been taken by leaders like Scott that Clermont County does not have the same budget problems our neighbors in Hamilton County are experiencing. I hope people will join me in supporting Scott Croswell for reelection as our county commissioner. Mary Makley Wolff Miami Township

Ferenc will uphold constitution as judge I ask for your vote on Nov. 2, for judge of the Clermont County Common Pleas Court. I will bring to this important judicial position over 32 years of balanced, active and hands-on experience in this court. This broad base of experience has enabled me to develop the perspective, insight and judgment critical for a common pleas court judge. I was an award-winning assistant prosecuting attorney in this county, serving from 1979 through 1987. From 1983 through 1987, I was the chief felony assistant prosecutor. In this capacity, I successfully prosecuted multiple murder trials and scores of other serious felony crimes including violent sexual assaults on children

and adults, home invasions, drug trafficking and white collar crimes. I saw first-hand the trauma suffered by victims of crimes. Their Richard rights need to be Ferenc protected. the past Community 23 For years I have Press guest been engaged in columnist the private practice of civil and criminal law with Ely & True Attorneys in Batavia. I have expanded my trial experience by successfully litigating serious and complex civil trials such as wrongful death, personal injury, business disputes, property rights dis-

putes and a variety of other similar cases like those I will confront as a judge. I have represented criminal defendants as well. My three-plus decades of active participation in our justice system has reinforced my belief that the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights are the most important documents written by man to establish and maintain a free and open government and protect its citizens from an overreaching and expanding government. I disagree with the contemporary progressive philosophy which many “legal scholars” and judges apply when interpreting our Constitution. Rather than adhering to the framers’ original intent, they strive to establish political correctness, not constitutional correct-

ness. I pledge to do my very best to be constitutionally correct, not politically correct. A judge is not a legislator. Judges must work within the framework of the laws enacted by the legislative branch of our government. I cannot and will not substitute my personal view of any law simply because I do not like it or disagree with it. I am honored to have gained the trust, support and endorsements of the Clermont County Republican Party; the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Valley Lodge 112; State Senator Tom Niehaus; Rob Portman and Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. But the support of a mother whose son was murdered touches me the most. Gloria Condelles has written on my behalf, the following: “My son

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I will bring to this important judicial position over 32 years of balanced, active and hands-on experience in this court. was murdered 25 years ago in Miami Township. Richard Ferenc prosecuted my son’s killer, resulting in his conviction and life sentence. He treated my family and me with compassion, dignity and respect. He has the character and integrity to serve as a judge of the common pleas court.” I sincerely ask for your vote Nov. 2. Ric Ferenc is a candidate for Clermont County Court of Common Pleas judge Nov. 2.



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October 20, 2010

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

What are your favorite and least favorite campaign ads this political season? Why? “I was most impressed by the door-to-door campaign of Judge Ken Zuk. He showed up at our house on Sunday afternoon looking like a friendly neighbor, with a stack of campaign flyers in his hand. I am always skeptical of politicians and their ‘pre-election promises,’ so when I opened the front door I was already on the defensive. But Judge Zuk was not full of any fancy talk. He politely introduced himself, calling me by name, handed me one of his flyers, told me he was running for judge and said simply, ‘I like my job and I would like to keep it.’ He was a real person, taking the time to visit voters one at a time and he did not waste my time with empty promises. He was gone in less than two minutes, but his personality prompted me to read his flyer, which I found quite impressive, and it now has me looking seriously at my choices for election day. Good, old-fashioned, small-town-like campaigning. ‘Way to go Judge Zuk!’” M.K.S. “I cannot find any ad that is not distorting the

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facts or truth. I understand advocacy. It is an art form. However politicians have removed the art and inserted distortion. Upon close analysis of any ad they are misleading. “Both political parties participate in what is almost fraud. These TV ads are targeting people with very low intelligence. Anyone with much intelligence can see the blatant distortions. “These TV ads are costly for any candidate. These expenses are paid for by well-heeled organizations who look at the expense as an investment. They want something in return. “Pandering to an audience which is targeted for their inability to comprehend reality. That is not democracy. These commercials should focus on ideas not mud slinging.” J.S.D.

Do you think communities should regulate the number and sizes of political signs people can display on private property? Why or why not? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. ads that constructively tell me the good things about the candidate and the positive reasons why I should vote for him/her. “The Driehaus/Chabot ads are particularly negative, while Ted Strickland and Rob Portman’s messages seem, for the most part, to focus on the strong points of the candidates themselves. “I think if more Americans would share my stance, rather than just blindly voting for a given political party’s candidates, we would most likely elect a group of decent folks to represent us, the people, instead of following a party agenda like lemmings jumping off a cliff! ‘Nuff said ...” M.M.

“Ah, political ads! As a relatively well-educated voter, I try to carefully consider the true merits of each candidate regardless of his/her political affiliations. With that in mind, I would lump all the ads which viciously attack an opponent with messages that sound like headlines off the national slander rags into my ‘least favorite’ category. “That leaves my ‘favorite’ category for those

“Certainly none that are favorites – but my least favorite are the Kasich and Strickland ads that run over and over every morning on TV. Negative in tone, not creative or interesting, and so annoying to hear them repeated daily. I have given up the morning TV news for the duration, and at this point am tempted to simply

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not cast a vote in the governor’s race.” J.S.B. “The very untrue one about Dusty Rhodes “secretly” planning to retire. It is his money that he has paid into the system either directly or as part of his salary. How he uses it or when is nobody’s business.” D. “The Steve Driehaus ads are (were) despicable and full of lies. Was glad to see the national committee write him off and cancel $500k+ of more of his garbage propaganda. When you have no record to run on, sold out your community and your faith – all you can do is throw garbage and tell lies. Will be curious to see where Driehaus ends up after he is voted out of office – he will undoubtedly have some high paying position at the expense of the taxpayers as his payoff for selling out to Pelosi and Obama. Can only hope the new congress will cut the funding for his job.” NWS “Least favorable, Steve Driehaus accusing his opponent of not getting the medals for the soldier from Delhi’s father. Most favorable Rob Portman’s about the loss of jobs in Ohio.” L.S.

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Amelia resident Robin Brinck, right, leads a zumba class at R Place in Amelia three to five times a week.

Zumba classes help people lose weight, make friends in Amelia By Kellie Geist

Robin Brinck never saw herself as a Zumba instructor, but fate had a different plan. Brinck was taking Zumba classes at the YMCA in Anderson Township when she was asked to be substitute instructor. “I thought, the worst that can happen is that no one shows up. Then they had an opening for an instructor and my classes got huge,” she said. The class size encouraged Brinck to expand her Zumba classes outside of the gym – that’s when Friendship Lutheran Church gave her a call. “They were looking to have a Zumba class and we started out with seven people. Now we regularly have more than 50,” she said. Sometimes, like the week of her one-year anniversary, that number can be as many as 70. And many of the Zumba-goers have become friends. Brinck also created a group on so the class members can keep track of their diets and weight loss goals together. The results people are seeing from doing Zumba is what Brinck said really keeps her excited about being an instructor. One person in the class has lost

Zumba with Robin

Robin Brinck recently moved her Zumba classes to R Place on Swan Lane in Amelia. The classes currently are offered at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Brinck also is considering having classes on Wednesdays and Saturday. Classes are $5 each. For more information or for a class schedule, visit check out Zumba with Robin on Facebook or contact Brinck at 310-5600 or about 50 pounds and no longer has to take medicine for diabetes. “It’s stories like that, or when people tell me how much Zumba has made a difference for them ... it’s awesome,” she said. “It means so much to me that I’m able to help someone.” Sue Campbell, a longtime Zumba fan and friend of Brinck, said the classes are fun and appropriate for people of all ages and fitness levels. “Anyone can do it. No, at first, you’re not going to get all the steps, but just keep at it and do it at your level. If you love to dance, you’ll love Zumba,” she said. “Robin’s personality really makes the class. She makes everyone feel like movie stars.”


Kamphaus, Henning & Hood named Corporate Pacesetter By Mary Dannemiller

To Stephen Hood, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood is a lot more than an accounting firm. It’s a way for Hood and the other partners and employees to give back to the Clermont County community. “We try to help businesses grow, help people grow their net worth and figure out ways to save them taxes wherever possible,” he said. It’s that mindset that helped the Milford accounting firm earn the 2009 Corporate Pacesetter Award from the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. Each year, the Corporate Pacesetter is given to a Clermont County organization that has demonstrated outstanding qualities of corporate citizenship and leadership, as well as a genuine concern for the welfare of Cler-

mont County and its residents, according to a chamber press release. “I was very surprised and I think everyone else here was, too,” Hood said. “It’s a big honor for us to receive from the chamber. It’s a big deal for us to get it.” Hood said many of the firm’s employees, including the partners, are active in charitable organizations in Clermont County ranging from United Way to the League of Women Voters. “It’s a way to give back to the community and make contacts with lots of different people,” Hood said. “We want to help the community because they help us.” Doni Findlan, an administrator with the firm for 23 years, said Kamphaus, Henning & Hood employees take pride in their community outreach projects. “A good portion of us are involved

in other things in the community and I think that’s very important,” she said. “We’re paying them back for the support we’ve had all these years.” Findlan also said she appreciated the recognition the Clermont Chamber of Commerce was giving the company. “We’re really thankful to the chamber,” she said. “This is the best county I’ve ever lived in and it has a lot to do with the chamber. To be recognized as a pacesetter in this community is just golden.” The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Reservations for individuals and corporate tables may be made through Thursday, Oct. 28, at 576-5000 or

Firefighter/paramedic travels to Peru By Mary Dannemiller

While most people spent their summer vacations lounging by a beach or pool, Miami Township firefighter/paramedic Dan Berkebile was working in a free medical clinic in Peru. Berkebile spent time in Nauta, Peru and Iquitos, Peru, with Springdale Nazarene Church in late June. As a paramedic, he helped provide medical care to Peruvians who oftentimes had nowhere else to turn. “It was a lot of primary care because they don’t have access to doctors the way do,” he said. One case Berkebile said he’ll always remember involved a sick 10-monthold boy whose mother had traveled three days by boat so he could be treated.

“They were turned away by the clinic in town because they didn’t have any money,” he said. “He was a sick little kid. He had been dehydrated for five days, but we were able to help him. It’s pretty exhilarating to know the skills you took there could potentially save a little boy’s life.” Berkebile and the other doctors and nurses he was with also handed out free multi-vitamins and parasite medication to anyone who came by their clinics. “The biggest thing we did was give everybody the parasite medication and the 30- to 60-day supply of multi-vitamins,” he said. “They pretty much all have parasites over there so by treating them, we’re really helping.” Assistant Fire Chief Dan Mack also volunteered in another country this sum-


Tracy Braden presented Senior Airman John Harper with a certificate of appreciate on behalf of The Thank You Foundation during the Clermont County commissioners’ meeting June 14. Harper, who graduated from Amelia High School, recently returned from Iraq, were he served as part of the Air Force’s military police.

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Miami Township firefighter/paramedic Dan Berkebile spent time in Nauta, Peru and Iquitos, Peru, with Springdale Nazarene Church in late June.


Miami Township firefighter/paramedic Dan Berkebile cares for a young patient in Peru whose mother traveled three days by boat so her child could be treated. Berkebile spent several days there earlier this summer helping run a free medical clinic. mer by helping South African fire departments respond to calls during the World Cup. Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz said both men showed great courage and compassion. “They’re highly qualified and they put a lot of their heart and soul into it and you see that by their volunteer activities,” he said. “This was (Berkebile’s) time and his mission so God bless him. That’s just the kind of people we have in Miami Township. They’re reaching out to the rest of the world.” Berkebile also said he was touched by how grateful and patient the Peruvian people were. “Here in the suburbs, everybody gets bent out of shape when they have to

wait, but these people would show up before we opened the clinic in the morning, take a number and sit there until 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. and just smile at you,” he said. “They never said a word.” Though the firefighter/paramedic said he learned valuable medical lessons, he said most of his experiences taught him something deeper. “Anytime you’re using your skills, you’re sharpening them,” he said. “The biggest thing I learned is just to be incredibly grateful for what we have here. So many people talk about the health care system being broken and it has its issues, but it’s still the best in the world.”


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Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. 300-4253; Miami Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Stories, games and crafts. Birth to elementary school age. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.


Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St. Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; Bethel. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 2


Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Weekend Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. In the auditorium from 5-8 p.m. Opening reception. Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists create in all fiber arts, including quilting, weaving, embroidery, rug hooking, doll making, wearable art, knitting, beading and crochet. Meet the artists, view pieces and demonstrations. $5, child $1; members free. 831-1711; Union Township. The Open Road. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery. Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


Clermont County Genealogical Society Display, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.


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


Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.


Standard Flower Show, 1-2:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. In conjunction with Fall Regional Meeting of Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 4. Features horticultural entries, artistic designs and Junior entries. Free. Registration required. Presented by Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 4. 720-2386; Loveland.


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


Haunted Forest Evening Program, 7 p.m., William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road, Visitor Center. Not-so-scary exploration of nature’s creepy creatures. Discover the real story of owls, bats, spiders and other creatures during a short hike on the Deer Ridge Trail. Severe storms and/or lightning cancel. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 6 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. 7976081. Batavia.

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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Harvest Bazaar and Turkey Dinner, 2-7 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. Silent auction, gift baskets, crafts, raffle, bake sale and turkey dinner. Free. Dinner: $8, $6 seniors and ages 7-12, $4 ages 3-6. 683-2525. Loveland.



Halloween Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical revue. Family friendly. $12, $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769; Loveland.


Cruisin’ the Parkway, 5 p.m., Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive. Car show with door prizes, music and charity split-the-pot. Family friendly. Free. Through Oct. 29. 831-7550. Milford. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2 3


Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Weekend Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5, child $1; members free. 831-1711; Union Township. The Open Road. 8:30 a.m.-noon, UC Clermont College Art Gallery. Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 12:30 p.m. Room S143. Program by Gary Knepp on his new book, “Beyond the Names: A Tribute to the Clermont County, Ohio Vietnam War Dead.” Books available for purchase., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672; Batavia.


Italian Cooking Class, 1-2:30 p.m., Vital Sensations Kitchen, 1582 Muskegon Drive. $25. Registration required. 474-6608; Anderson Township.


Craft Show and More, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road. Homemade items and vendors. Family friendly. Free. 7320052. Batavia.

Pumpkin Palooza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Heavenly Hearth, 950 Ohio Pike. Pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, specialty foods and children’s games. Crafters demonstrate and sell crafts. Family friendly. Free. Through Oct. 24. 753-1909; Withamsville.


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5. Free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Member Naturalists Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Continues Oct. 24 and Oct. 30. Twelve-hour program offers training and practice in natural history, hands-on interpretive skills and public speaking. Ages 18 and up. Students must attend all three sessions. $40, $30 member. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, will present the Haunted Forest Evening Program at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road, Batavia. Participants will venture the not-so-scary exploration of nature’s creepy creatures and discover the real story of owls, bats, spiders and other creatures during a short hike on the Deer Ridge Trail. For ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Registration required. Call 797-6081. S U N D A Y, O C T . 2 4


Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Weekend Quilt Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5, child $1; members free. 831-1711; Union Township.


Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 26. 929-2427; Union Township.


Pumpkin Palooza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Heavenly Hearth. Free. 753-1909; Withamsville.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Working on soil fertility with compost and cover crops, weeding and mulching garlic, planting perennials. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Work one day or the whole season. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.

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Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. 688-1009; Mount Carmel.


Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate.


Halloween Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $12, $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at 697-6769; Loveland.

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Fall Colors Hike, 1 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132. Hike approximately three miles in Sycamore Park and the Wilson Nature Preserve. Meet at bridge. Moderately strenuous with several steep hills. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia.


Halloween Cabaret, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $12, $10 seniors and students. Tickets available at 697-6769; Loveland.

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


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, noon-8 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


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

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ART EXHIBITS The Open Road. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery. Free. 732-5200. Batavia. EXERCISE CLASSES

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 6335218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


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

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. 7525580. Amelia.

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DANCE CLASSES Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township. FARMERS MARKET

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


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


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, noon-8 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia. PROVIDED

The USS Nightmare has returned to Newport for its 19th haunting season. Built on a real working steamboat, the USS Nightmare houses the river’s most notorious spirits and with 2010 brings new twists and turns to the tour with 30 minutes of bone-chilling fright as visitors meander through eerie rooms and corridors. Tours are Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 31. Regular show times are 7-11 p.m. weekdays and Sunday, and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tour not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. $20 RIP express, $16. Online discounts include family four-pack for $48 and Wednesday six-pack for $60. Visit for more information or call 859-802-5826.


Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Presentations cover wide range of natural history topics. Ages 18 and up. $5. Free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Cincinnati Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s ballet fairytale “The Sleeping Beauty,” Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24, at Music Hall. In celebration of the ballet’s return to Music Hall, a never-before-seen set will be unveiled for the third act. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30-$80. “The Sleeping Beauty’s Pajama Party” at Music Hall’s Corbett Tower is 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Young audience members can enjoy dance, crafts and treats at this preperformance luncheon. Tickets are $40 or $70 for the party and performance package. Call 513-621-5282 or visit


October 20, 2010

Community Journal


What talents lie behind the masks we wear? and teachers didn’t like them. Nor are we proud of them. Trouble comes when we deny they’re there. But we also have some very positive talents we may keep hidden. Why do we hide them? Because we’re afraid we might be called upon to use them, or in using them risk embarrassment, and sometimes we just don’t want to expend the energy to carry them out. Some of us keep out wonderful traits covered by our persona. I think of very ordinary looking Susan Boyle blowing the judges and the public away when she sang on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Civilized society, however, depends on the use of personas. We expect interactions between people to be carried out through their personal or professional persona. It helps us know who we’re dealing with. The little boy at the front door was not really a lion, and the little girl not really a princess. To wear a costume and mask to a party feels freeing because it reminds us and others that there is a lot more to us than the familiar persona we have. It’s said we humans die having used only about 20 percent of our potential. Actors and actresses must be partially drawn to their careers by the opportunity to explore other aspects of their person and receive acclaim for it. It’s an interesting observation that we Christians

have created a persona/mask for Jesus Christ. He is expected to wear a less human mask than ours, though he became one of us. At the wedding feast in Cana some actually find it difficult to think of him as drinking real wine, laughing out loud, joining in a dance, or being humorous. The mask we’ve assigned him is always somber, serious, frowning in disapproval, or telling someone to shape up. He can’t be too human, we conclude. Especially for adults, the second half of life is like the day after Halloween. It is time adjust our

masks and come to know ourselves better, who we are, and bring out some of the golden and talented parts of our personality. After our children are raised our truest and best selves need to be coaxed forth. The dark parts of our personality must be acknowledged, contained and moderated. But talent wants out. If we’ve always dreamed of

painting, singing, coaching, dancing, composing poetry or music, teaching or caring for others in their need, now’s the time. As poet Mary Oliver writes: “When it’s over, if I

have made of my like something particular, and real, I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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It was Halloween. A woman opened her door and said to the little boy costumed as a lion, “My, you look so fierce!” H e growled a n d clawed the air with his left paw. Father Lou T h e next doorGuntzelman bell ringer Perspectives was a little g i r l dressed as a princess. The woman told her “You’re so pretty, you look like Princess Diana used to look.” When we put on a mask or costume, whether we’re a child or adult, something inside us is unleashed. It’s tantalizing to imagine ourselves in another role. In a way, we already own a mask we wear daily over our real self’s face. It serves as a protection and helps us socially. Psychologically it’s called our persona. Without a persona/mask we feel too vulnerable, too easily known, and too easily rejected. There are parts of us that, quite understandingly, others would not like if they saw – perhaps unbridled anger, selfishness, cruelty, a dysfunctional sexual appetite, various addictions or laziness. These aspects are kept out of sight in the shadow part of our personality as best we can. Our parents

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There’s no trick to making easy Halloween treats I love putting pumpkins and gourds around the huge bunch of corn stalks that Frank, my husband, ties together in the garden for Halloween. We also let the kids arrange more pumpkins and gourds on top of the straw bale near the outhouse. Of course, I have my alter ego, my friendly witch, holding court with jack-olanterns outside the back door.

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I tasted my first batch of this years ago when friend Bert brought some over. I was so impressed that this crunchy treat could be made at home. “It’s a Beverly Nye recipe,” Bert told me. (Lots


2 cups dark brown sugar 1 ⁄2 cup light corn syrup 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda Optional but good: 2 cups candy corn and/or black and orange M&Ms

of you remember Bev – our area’s first food star). She lives in Utah and is busy with Rita food, famHeikenfeld ily and Rita’s kitchen friends. B e v makes a fun and unique line of homemade cards – you can e-mail her at She’d love to hear from you. Here’s my adaptation of Bev’s recipe. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

To avoid sticking, use vegetable spray to coat both inside of large bowl, cookie sheets and spoons that you will use. Put popcorn and nuts in bowl. Set aside. Over medium heat, bring to a boil everything but the soda. Boil five minutes. Add baking soda and stir. Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring well to coat. Pour onto two or three sprayed cookie sheets. Bake one hour, stirring every 15 minutes to distribute coating.

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Pumpkins can provide a new, and spooky, way to display Cincinnati-style chili. Let cool to allow coating to harden, add candy, and then store at room temperature, covered.

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Cut the apples into quarters and remove the core, leaving it hollow for the filling. Mix the peanut butter, chopped peanuts, cereal and raisins. Spoon them into the apple hollows. Looks like bugs, and kids just love it.


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Keep those jack-olanterns from shriveling: Keep your carved creation looking unpuckered by mixing 2 tablespoons vinegar and a teaspoon of lemon juice into 3 cups of water. Brush over carved areas. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Community Friends of the Fair to host quarter auction/ casino night The Friends of the Fair will host a Quarter Auction from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Casino Night from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Multi-Purpose Building on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. Vendors for the quarter auction represent Avon, Donna Sharp, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs, Massage Therapy, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One gifts, Tupperware, and many more. Pizza and refreshments will be available. The Casino Night will follow with Texas Hold’em, blackjack, Big 6 wheel, money wheel and split the pot. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Fair. The group of volunteers worked for three years to raise enough money to build a new horse barn on the fairgrounds for the 2010 fair. They are beginning work on another major barn project and these events are fundraisers for that effort. Both events take place during the third annual Clermont County Fall Campout at the fairgrounds Oct. 21 through Oct. 24. Visit or call 732-0522 for more information. All are welcome. Contact Stacie Taylor at 513-315-2663 for more information.

Community Journal

October 20, 2010


Fishin’ is good for stocking freezer for winter Howdy folks, Last week we had the pleasure of our granddaughter, grandson-in-law and the beautiful great granddaughter here for the noon meal. This baby is sure beautiful. Now I imagine you think your grandchildren are very special, like Brooklyn Marie. Now don’t get mad at us for being the typical grandparents. The menu was homemade potato soup, ham sandwiches and homemade fresh still warm, applesauce. Oh, we had apple cider to drink. The kids love the soup and applesauce. We went fishing a couple weeks ago and cleaned 10 nice crappie. We are stocking the freezer up for winter. The crappie have to be 9 inches long before they can be kept. The trees around the lake are sure beautiful. We took a couple from our church on a tour of the lake. The water is so clean. Last Friday evening the homecoming parade was held. It was a big one and the weather was perfect. Then after the parade the king and queen were crowned at halftime at the football game. This is always a great event. The football players sure do their best when playing whether they win or loose. We want to thank Ken for furnishing his tractor and trailer. Also Frank for furnishing the straw for the Lions Club members to sit on during the parade. Tuesday, Oct. 12, Ruth Ann and I went fishing

again. We had 21 big crappie and 13 bluegills. We probably put 25 crappie back that under George were the 9 inches. Rooks The biggest Ole was 11 inchFisherman es long. T h e weather is sure great. I wonder how long this beautiful weather will last. I have been watering some trees we set out last year. The broccoli we set out in August is starting to make heads. The cabbage is starting to make small heads, too. The radishes and green onions are sure doing fine. We will be having all our family here at our place Sunday evening. We will pick some green beans for the meal. We will be celebrating two birthdays and an anniversary. It seems with the size of our family the birthdays seem to come around pretty quick. I am sure at your house this is also true. Now mark you calendar for Nov. 6. This will be the craft show at Russelville. This is always a good show with lots of crafters and vendors. We will be there with our ring master that we make wooden bowls with. There will be all kinds of crafts for folks to see and buy. The folks will have food available for breakfast and for the noon meal. They sure know how to make good vittles, so come hun-

gry. This is a good time to shop for Christmas gifts and get ideas for folks who have everything. This will be a chance to see folks you don’t see very often. After I write this we will go to Bethel and shop for a lady we go every two weeks or so to get her groceries. We think this is a privilege for us to do. The Old Bethel Methodist Church here in the East Fork State Park is looking for new members so if you would like to be a member give us a call. There are two programs each year. The first is on Memorial Day. The Legion will honor the fallen service people. Then they go to the lake to honor the service folks who died at sea. It is important to keep the old church in good condition. It is old. The log house was built in 1805 and this structure was build in the mid 1800s. We would like to have you join the organization and also the Owensville Historical Society at Owensville. We need to keep the history of our area. We were talking to some folks at Frisch’s Sunday. One person said he would

like Ruth Ann’s recipe for potato soup. She said she really doesn’t have a written recipe. She peels and cuts up potatoes in chunks, adds about 1/2 onion chopped up, boils them in water, with some salt. Then she drains them and puts them back in the pan, puts milk to cover and about 1 inch above the potatoes, and margarine, and pepper,

and brings that back to almost a boil. She serves it with saltine crackers, shredded cheese and sometimes cooked bacon. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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Community Journal


October 20, 2010

Adopt-a-Senior needs your help At Clermont Senior Services, we are already working on our Adopt-a-Senior holiday project. Each year we receive calls from individuals and organizations that want to help the elderly during the holidays by providing them with a gift or two. Last year the economic forecast looked pretty bleak. Yet, the response was amazing. It seems that a lot of people really have a heart for seniors at Christmas. This year, we have already heard from nearly 40 of last year’s volunteers

who want to shop again this year. We match groups or individuals with specific from Linda requests seniors who Eppler we know Community could use a Press little help. case Guest Our managers Columnist know our seniors pretty well and usually suggest a couple of practical items as

well as a small luxury or two, such as a box of candy or crossword puzzle books. For some of our customers, these few gifts are the only gifts they receive. Some of them are overwhelmed by the generosity of our volunteers. Some laugh and some cry, but they all have big smiles on their faces, and a warm spot in their hearts from knowing that someone cared. There is also a need for personal care items such as house slippers, body lotion, razors and shaving cream.

It’s That Time! Our 18th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival is COMING! When:

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A Northern Cincinnati family tradition, our 18th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, is back once again... and Bigger & Better than ever. This family-oriented event is Free and Open to the Community. Featuring safe trick or treating, pony rides, hay rides, bake sale, bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, clowns, and costume parade. A fun family tradition! We Invite you and your family to get “costumed-up” and join us for an afternoon of pure Fall fun! This is one of those Family Traditions you’ll not want to miss!

Towels and sheets are needed, too. Sometimes we run across a customer who has only one bath towel, and their sheets may be torn and stained. Bed and bath linens are too costly for them to replace, so the one or two they own may have to last for years. Typically, the requests are for small household items that most of us take for granted. I’d like to share with you some words from a grateful senior that called me last year. If you or your group has an interest in helping a senior citizen with a holiday gift, please call Sharon Brumagem, volunteer specialist at 724-1255. I guarantee you will brighten your own holiday as well. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.


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Union Township’s Total Quality Logistics was a silver level sponsor (meaning they donated $10,000) for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The company also donated $8,083 from their fundraising event “Loads for the Cure.” From left are: Logistics Account Executive Meg Peters, Recruiter Rob Murphy, Multimedia Specialist Andy Kennedy, Recruiter Kelley Cox, Vice President of Sales Jeff Montelisciani, Marketing Specialist Jackie Osborne and Logistics Account Executive Mike Aliscad.

TQL donates $18k for breast health education Total Quality Logistics, a third-party freight brokerage firm headquartered in Union Township, this year joined the ranks of dozens of local companies in supporting the Greater Cincinnati Komen Race for the Cure 5K. In addition to signing on as a first time $10,000 Silver Level Sponsor, more than 30 TQL employees registered to run or walk in the race. The company also encouraged its clients and carriers to get involved by participating in its “Loads for a Cure” campaign. For each truckload shipment it arranged the week prior to the race (Sept. 13 to Sept. 19), TQL agreed to donate an additional $1 to the local Susan G Komen chapter. As a result of the campaign, TQL presented the organization with a check for $8,083 the morning of the race. “We are honored to be in a position to make such a generous financial contribution,” said Jeff Montelis-

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Community The Athenaeum Chorale, in its 31st season, will present Sunday Vespers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. The chorale is under the direction of Athenaeum Music Director Anthony DiCello. The Rev. Francis W. Voellmecke, professor of philosophy and director of the PreTheology Program at the Athenaeum’s Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, will preside. The vespers will be in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum, The chorale continues to inspire and delight listeners and worshippers in performances of great choral masterworks and sacred liturgical repertoire. The performance is free and open to the public. The Athenaeum is at 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington.

Belfast United Methodist Church

Church members will host a Fall Harvest Fest 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, for kids of all ages. It will include games, crafts, cake walk, face painting and pumpkin painting. Everyone is invited! The annual ham and turkey dinner is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. It includes dine in or carry-out dinner, and a “country store.” Cost for adults, age 13 and up is $8; seniors $7; children, age 5 to 12, $4; and children 4 and under are free. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188.

Bethel Assembly of God

In partnership with HealthSource of Ohio, church members will offer flu shots and biometric testing (height, weight, blood pressure with physician education) for $10 per person (payable by check or cash) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at the church. Call to register. The church is at 321 N. Main St. in Bethel; 576-7700, ext. 3627.

Christ Presbyterian Church

Members of Christ Presbyterian Church will host he annual Harvest Festival that includes “Trunk or Treat” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, Church members load their cars’ “trunks” with “treats” for the event. Children age 1 to 12 are encouraged to come in costume and participate. This is a free event. Some of the activities offered this year are jewelry making, rub-on tattoos, cookie and pumpkin decorating, game, and jumping on an inflated “bouncer.” The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive in Milford; 831-9100.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is inviting the public to hear The Master’s Encouragers, Blaine and Boyd Cornwell in concert Sunday, Oct. 24, at the church. The church is located at 937 Old Ohio 74 in Eastgate; 753-8223.

Goshen United Methodist Church

The church’s Agape Ministries is having a church rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the church. Proceeds go to the Agape Ministries for the food pantry and community outreach. Donations are also welcome. The church is located at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541.

Grace Baptist Church

The church will host a Drive-Thru Treats event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford.

Mt. Zion-St. Paul United Church of Christ

Church member will host the annual church bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the church. Sale items include new and gently-used furniture, crafts, housewares, cookware, clothes, jewelry, and sports and exercise equipment. Baked goods, raffle tickets and lunch will be available. The church is at 1562 ClermontvilleLaurel Road, New Richmond.

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church is preparing to celebrate its 160th anniversary with a Home Coming Mass and potluck dinner on Sunday, Nov. 7. Plans are underway to invite former pastors to concelebrate the Mass. The Parish also would like to invite former members to share in the Liturgical Celebration and social planned to follow the service. They are also looking for any old Parish or St. Peter School memorabilia or photos to display and share at this event. Any former parishioner or family member of former parishioners that are interested in being a part of this celebration or who have memorabilia to share are asked to call the Parish at 5533267 ext. 6 and leave contact information. The planning committee intends to send out personal invitations in early October. The church is at 1192 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond; 553-3267.

Death and dying issues will be the focus of The Athenaeum of Ohio’s Gardner Lecture in Moral Theology at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. The Rev. Donald E. Henke DThM, one of the

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

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Saint Peter Church

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sented at the Bartlett Pastoral Center on the Athenaeum campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington. It is free and open to the public.


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the extent of medical certainty regarding the condition of persistent unconsciousness and address the current state of Catholic moral teaching regarding the care of such patients. The lecture will be pre-

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of Karen Ann Quinlan (1975) entered into national awareness, the care of patients with persistent unconsciousness has been a source of great controversy in medicine and morality. This lecture will explore



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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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

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Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

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

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Community Journal


October 20, 2010

Firms recognized for workforce development Two Clermont County businesses were among six firms recognized Sept. 8 for exhibiting a strong commitment to workforce development. TATA Consultancy Services of Miami Township and Eagle Coach Co. of Pierce Township won 2010 Invest-

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and the products and services that each is known for. What ties them all together is their commitment to being a leader in the field of workforce development in Southwest Ohio. Their efforts serve to strengthen our economy and provide meaningful careers

for many of our residents.” The Workforce One workforce development area is a three-county regional partnership between Butler, Clermont and Warren counties which operates public employment and training centers in each county. According to Jeff Weber, executive director of Workforce One, the annual Investing In People Awards event is a chance to showcase the best examples of business commitment to workforce development from large corporations to small locallyowned businesses.


Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, left, presented Eagle Coach with an Investing in People Award. Also shown from left are, Mike Franckhauser and Sherry Banner of Eagle Coach, Jeff Weber of the Workforce One Investment Board, Tony Richmond of Eagle Coach and Dan Sack of the Workforce One Investment Board.



Tonya Houlihan-Brandon Mills Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Houlihan of Bethel, Ohio, would like to announce the marriage of their daughter Tonya Renee Houlihan to Nicholas Brandon Mills of Cincinnati, Ohio. The wedding will take place on October 23, 2010 at Columbia Baptist Church, 3718 Eastern Ave. Reception will immediately follow at the Receptions Banquet Hall in Cincinnati.

Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, left, presented TATA Consultancy Services with an Investing in People Award. Also shown from left are, Amar Naga and Greg Asher of TATA, Jeff Weber of the Workforce One Investment Board, Melissa Blandford of TATA and Dan Sack of the Workforce One Investment Board.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Daniel Holloway, 46, 403 W. Main St., Williamsburg, and Patricia Hess, 35, 403 W. Main St., Williamsburg, homemaker.

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As high school seniors prepare for graduation each year, the Clermont County Child Support Enforcement (CSE) office receives a lot of calls asking whether child support and medical insurance orders end when a child turns 18 or graduates from high school. Ohio law states that the emancipation date of a child is when he or she reaches 18 and has graduated or is not attending an accredited high school on a full time basis (whichever date is latest), not to exceed the age of 19, unless your court order states otherwise. Call Clermont County CSE at 513-732-7248. For more information, visit w w w. C l e r m o n t S u p p o r t






Nathan Picolo, 19, 3492 Inez Ave., underage consumption, Sept. 29. Michelle L. Bullins, 24, 33 Hunters Court, menacing, Sept. 29.

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Criminal damage

Landscape lights and flowers damaged at 3536 MacPherson Place, Sept. 26. Tire cut on vehicle at 336 St. Andrews, Sept. 28.


Trespassing on property at 221 E. Main St., Sept. 25.

Yard tools taken from trailer; $570 at 3645 Black Jack Trail, Sept. 26. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $30 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 27. Motor of septic system taken; $1,000 at 3492 Holly Ridge, Sept. 28. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 1723 E. Ohio Pike, Sept. 28. Hydronic manometer and tools taken from vehicle; $3,210 at 3634 Appomattox, Sept. 28. Male stated money taken from his account with no authorization; $200 at 188 Stillmeadow, Sept. 28. I-Pod, radio, etc. taken from vehicles; $2,070 at 3638 Black Jack Trail, Sept. 30. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $600 at 1535 W. Concord, Sept. 29. Backpack taken from Walmart at Ohio Pike, Sept. 30. Employee took money from Pit Stop Drive Thru; $20,000 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 30. Various tools taken from vehicle; $1,018 at 1405 Antiben, Sept. 30. Two outdoor heat pump systems taken; $9,150 at 1310 White Oak, Sept. 29. Tools taken from vehicle; $780 at 1362 Naegele Road, Oct. 2.

Landscape lights taken at 510 Wood St., Sept. 26.


Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Vehicle scratched at 29 Hunters Court, Sept. 30. Male reported this offense at 27 Lori Lane, Oct. 4.


Female was threatened at 29 Hunters Court, Oct. 1.


Medication taken at 20 Cleveland Lane, Sept. 29. Laptop computer, camera, etc. taken; $869 at 119 Hunters Court, Sept. 30. Bike taken at 22 E. Main St., Oct. 4.



Stephanie Smith, 19, 221 E. Main No. 6, obstructing official business, Sept. 25. Bradley Hector, 27, 221 E. Main No. 6, obstructing official business, Sept. 25.

Incidents/investigations Criminal trespass Theft


Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1020 Market St., Sept. 25.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Darlene Knuckles, 54, 11 Cecelia Drive, theft, Sept. 27. Gary L. Lloyd, 25, 3946 Gardener Lane, warrant, drug instrument, Sept. 28. Seth G. Thacker, 23, 1371 Pebble Court, warrant, Sept. 25. Keith Fille, 24, 3375 Smith Road, warrant, Sept. 28. Brooke Rowland, 26, 3436 Lawshe Road, failure to comply, burglary, Sept. 22. Harmon Messer, 50, 4131 Sweetwater Road, warrant, Sept. 28.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Entry made into residence at 540 Shade Road, Sept. 22.


Juvenile, 17, warrant service, Sept. 30. Juvenile, 16, theft, Oct. 1. Two Juveniles, 12, theft, Sept. 30. Phyllis A. Grant, 42, 1097 Shayler Road, assured clear distance, leaving scene, Sept. 30. Richard D. Ross, 34, 1798 Ohio 133, no drivers license, Sept. 30. Candace P. Pelcha, 20, 824 Clough Pike, disorderly conduct, Oct. 1. Seena M. Jackson, 26, 822 Clough Pike, disorderly conduct, Oct. 1. Patricia A. Hartness, 32, 4459 Dogwood, warrant, Sept. 29. Jennifer O. Lee, 33, 318 St. Andrews, driving under suspension, Sept. 30. Justin G. Stith Jr., 20, 3240 Queen City Ave., theft, Sept. 29. Jessica Taylor, 28, 6509 Sleepy Hollow, illegal assembly, Sept. 30. Kristy L. Anderson, 26, 36 Chatauqua, illegal assembly, Sept. 30. Christina Moore, 23, 120 S. Glenn, illegal assembly, Sept. 30. Luis S. Ayala, 33, 484 Old Ohio 74, no drivers license, Oct. 2. Katrina D. Combs, no age given, 500 University Lane, no drivers license, Oct. 1. Christopher Castellucio, 39, 1748





State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Charles M. Warren, other tort Angela Kramer and Dylan Kramer vs. Frank Snow and Allstate Insurance Company United Healthcare Inc., other tort Jonathan Fitzer and Ashley vs. Indianview Holdings Inc., other tort Brandon Schwartz vs. Traci Schandler, other tort Brenda Kump, et al. vs. Susan K. Fastrich, et al., other tort David C. Lewis and Mary L. Lewis vs. Mary Armstrong, other tort Peggy M. Tribble and James C. Tribble vs. Anna L. Smith, other tort Opal M. Gillaspy vs. Senco Products Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Chad Ruffin vs. Marsha P. Ryan and Total Quality Logistics LLC, worker’s compensation Raydean K. Haines vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Steve Carson, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jennifer Frankl, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. James T. Moore, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Anne C. Kruse and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Tammy West and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Matthew Bucksath, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Edward S. Bartley, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Michael S. Kinner, et al., foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Victoria Culbreth, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Richard W. Gullett, et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Gregory L. Crouthers, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robert S. Morrison, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Robert Farris, et al., foreclosure

U.S. Bank NA vs. William Thomas and Treasurer of Clermont County, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Larry A. Moore, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Kari K. Miller, et al., foreclosure Victory Community Bank vs. David Krieger, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Diane L. Lombardo, foreclosure Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Roxanne L. Wilson, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Michael N. Goff, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Gary Taylor and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Ripley Federal Savings Bank vs. Christopher Schuster, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Michael Messer, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Charles W. Sowers IV, et al., foreclosure FIA Card Services NA vs. Kimberly A. Melton, other civil Charles A. Albert vs. Judy K. Brinson, et al., other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Peter K. Fuson, other civil Riverwalk Holdings LTD vs. Judy I. Jackson, other civil State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company vs. Alex Breitfield, other civil Education Resources Institute Inc. vs. Bridgette Budzicki and Steve Budzicki, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Texas International Express LLP, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Exto Transport Inc., other civil Unifund CCR Partners vs. Diane R. Curfiss, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. RKO Industries Inc., other civil Teleflora LLC vs. Karri D. Turner, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Bobby J. Couch, other civil HSBC Auto Finance Inc. vs. Peggy Cox and Harvey Cox, other civil Lykins Oil Company vs. Varney Dispatch, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Leah P. Cook, other civil


Jams Dean Creech vs. Mindy Jo Creech Angela C. Overbey vs. George E.


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POLICE REPORTS Culver Court, driving under influence, Oct. 1. Brandon M. Campbell, 19, 4483 Eva Lane, driving under suspension, Sept. 30. Michael S. Robertshaw Jr., 30, 5535 Stephan, driving under suspension, Sept. 30. Terry W. Kuhl, 61, 1719 Mills Ave., driving under influence, Oct. 3. Dina R. Martin, 23, 672 Holiday Drive, criminal damage, Oct. 1. Mattie M. McCoy, 20, 921 Market St., warrant service, Oct. 3. James A. Mallis Jr., 24, 474 Piccadilly, warrant service, Oct. 3. Robert B. Culver, 29, 3975 Piccadilly, warrant service, Oct. 3. Shane D. Paris, 49, 452 Clough, domestic violence, Oct. 4. Tracy A. Fields, 45, 1712 Petri Drive, criminal trespass, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 13, criminal damage, Oct. 3. Juvenile, 12, obstructing official business, Oct. 3. Austin T. Wilhelm, 20, 4414 Norway, warrant service, Oct. 1. John L. Alexander, 30, 4702 Beechwood, warrant service, Oct. 4. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Oct. 4. Casey A. Baldwin, 20, 4633 Northridge, driving under influence, underage consumption, Oct. 6. Kevin N. McNeal, 26, 1521 Spruce Drive, motor vehicle left unattended, driving under suspension, Oct. 5. Charlee D. McNeal, 31, 1521 Spruce Drive, wrongful entrustment, Oct. 5. Nicole Wright, no age given, 500 University Lane, driving under suspension, Oct. 5. Brandy S. Lazzari, 26, 490 Piccadilly, driving under suspension, Oct. 5. Leslie M. Wood, 19, 4486 Eastwood, fictitious tags, Oct. 3. Trevor Meranda, 18, 798 Clough Pike, underage possession of alcohol, Oct. 3. Robert Montgomery, 18, 4800 Stoneybrook, underage possession of alcohol, Oct. 3. Juvenile, 16, underage possession of alcohol, Oct. 3. Clint Harris, 30, 1130 Flick Lane, warrant service, Oct. 5. Kenneth E. Powell, 28, 11533 Ohio 774, warrant service, Oct. 5. Ed N. Malicoat, 38, lka 3974 Piccadilly, violation of protection order, Oct. 5.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Forced entry made into condemned building at 2966 Piccadilly, Sept. 30. Entry made into residence at 500 Old Ohio 74, Oct. 1. Rolls of copper wire taken from warehouse at Wennelson; $2,189 at Commercial Blvd., Oct. 1.

Criminal damage

Window broken in residence at 483 Piccadilly, Sept. 30. Window broken in vehicle at 1146 Old Ohio 74, Sept. 30. Vehicle keyed at 4260 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Oct. 4.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $10 bill passed at Smoothie King at Ohio Pike, Sept. 29. Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Hallmark at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 1.

Domestic violence

At Anchor Drive, Oct. 3. At Laurel Ridge, Oct. 4.

Endangering children

A 2-year-old and 3-year-old found near street unattended at 3989 Vinings, Sept. 30.


Reported in lot at 816 Clough Pike, Oct. 1.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 4683 Summerside, Sept. 30. Male stated credit card used with no authorization at 17 Arbor Circle, Oct. 4.


Subject found outside residence at 4700 block of Beechwood, Oct. 4.

Public indecency

Male exposed himself at area of Pharo Drive at Pharo Way, Sept. 29.


Bike taken; $123 at 130 Southern Trace, Oct. 1. Jewelry taken; $400 at 4032 Brandychase No. 160, Sept. 30. Medication taken at 515 Piccadilly, Sept. 29. Money taken from coin machines at Water Works; $100 at Ohio Pike, Sept. 30. Two ladders taken at 4543 Yates Lane, Sept. 29. Jewelry taken from Sears; $75 at Eastgate Blvd., Sept. 30. Clothing taken from Meijer; $53 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 2. Jewelry taken; $4,500 at 3873 Old Savannah, Sept. 30. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $71 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 2. Bike taken; $400 at 144 Southern Trace, Oct. 1. Garbage can taken; $100 at 469 Odin Drive, Oct. 5. Counterfeit $10 bill passed at Walgreen’s at Ohio Pike, Oct. 4. Purse and camera taken from vehicle; $190 at 4005 Hopper Hill, Oct. 5. Bedding taken from Kohl’s; $350 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 2.



Ramsey T. Wallace, 25, 229 N. 4th St., warrant, Sept. 24.

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

Community Journal

October 20, 2010

Overbey Ashleigh N. Hall vs. Bryson S. Hall Stacia Redslob vs. Michael Redslob


Krista Holland Privette vs. Robert L. Privette Camille Boshears vs. Jonny Boshears Derek Lambert vs. Natasha Lambert Carrie A. Hughes vs. Samuel L. Hughes Jr. Robin Kaye Keith vs. Jeffrey Paul Keith Lani Schwalbe vs. Adam Schwalbe Daniel Smith vs. Donna Smith Eric Foley vs. Tricia Foley Peggy Roberts vs. Steven Roberts


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Steve Piercefield, 55, 312 Main St. #4, Owensville, theft, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Joseph Elam, 32, 6 Pineview Drive #7, Amelia, theft, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Elizabeth D. Zellers, 42, 714 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike #12, Cincinnati, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Kenneth W. Brinegar Jr., 28, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 100D, Goshen, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Miami Township Police. Danny Dakin, 31, 708 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, possession of cocaine, Miami Township Police. Gary Hershel Owens, 50, 1703 Country Lake Road, Loveland, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Richard Vasquez, 43, 3464 Royeo Ave., Jacksonville, Fla., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Matthew Gene Hoskins, 40, 24 E. North St. #B9, Cincinnati, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Billy Dees Harrell, 51, 1029 Wildcat

Caleb V. Lewis, 18, 137 N. 4th St., drug paraphernalia, Sept. 29. P.G. Elliott, 43, 497 W. Main St., domestic violence, Oct. 1. Ryan Wood, 18, 3807 Todds Run, underage consumption, Oct. 2. Amy Simes, 18, 4155 Dela Palma Road, underage consumption, Oct. 2.


Juvenile, domestic violence, Felicity, Oct. 7. Nicholas Allen Justice, 29, 3607 Graham Road, Fayetteville, theft at 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Oct. 4. Christina S. Jones, 21, 100 University Lane, Batavia, receiving stolen property at Clough Pike at Amelia Olive Branch, Amelia, Oct. 7. Herbert D. Napier, 39, 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, breaking and entering, felonious assault at 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Oct. 6. Lauren N. Carson, 24, 85 Hunters Court, Amelia, obstructing justice false information at 85 Hunters Court, Amelia, Oct. 4. Juvenile, theft, Owensville, Oct. 9. Daniel N. Harp, 20, 2901 Saltair Maple Road, Bethel, assault at 2901 Saltair Maple, Bethel, Oct. 4. Jody L. Campbell, 34, 218 Park Meadow Drive, Batavia, aggravated menacing, violate protection order or consent agreement at Ohio 32 & Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 8. Robert J. Tasch, 20, 5 Finch Court, Amelia, drug paraphernalia at 5 Finch Court, Amelia, Oct. 5. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Batavia, Oct. 6. Randy J. Stewart, 30, 5955 Ohio 133, Goshen, domestic violence at 5955 Ohio 133, Goshen, Oct. 6. Robert D. Young, 51, 5038 Lindsey Road, Mt. Orab, criminal trespass at 4400 Half Acre Road, Batavia, Oct. 7. Francis Robert Fulton III, 19, 1751 Ohio Pike Lot 128 B, Amelia, notice of change of address at 1751 East Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 10.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated assault

Breaking and entering

At 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26.


At 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Aug. 19. At 1609 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Oct. 6. At 2581 Airport Road, Bethel, Oct. 7.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 1930 Clermontville Laurel Road, New Richmond, Oct. 6. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 5.

Criminal mischief

At 2309 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, Oct. 5.

Criminal trespass

At 4400 Half Acre Road, Batavia, Oct. 7. At 816 Ohio 133, Felicity, Oct. 5.

Disorderly conduct

At 2270 Chesterfield, Batavia, Oct. 6.

Domestic violence

At N. Meadow, Batavia, Oct. 6. At Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 5. At Washing Street, Felicity, July 30. At Ohio 133, Goshen, Oct. 6.

Drug paraphernalia

At 5 Finch Court, Amelia, Oct. 5.

Felonious assault

At 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26.


At 18 Rose Lane, Amelia, Oct. 6.

Notice of change of address

At 1751 East Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 7.

Obstructing justice - false information

At 85 Hunters Court, Amelia, Oct. 4.

Passing bad checks

At 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Oct. 4.

Receiving stolen property

At Clough Pike at Amelia Olive Branch, Amelia, Sept. 24.


At 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Oct. 4. At 1930 Clermontville Laurel Road, New Richmond, Oct. 6. At 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Aug. 19. At 20 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, Oct. 4. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Oct. 5. At 2441 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Oct. 5. At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, Oct. 5. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Oct. 5. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 5. At 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Aug. 19. At 5555 Ohio 132, Batavia, Oct. 4. At 6281 Manila Road, Goshen, Oct. 5.

Aggravated menacing

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Aggravated trespass

Unauthorized use of property

At 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26. At Ohio 32 & Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 5.

At 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, Oct. 6.

At 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26.

At 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, Oct. 5.

At 1 Bulldog Place, Batavia, Oct. 6. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Oct. 5. At 2901 Saltair Maple, Bethel, Oct. 4.

At Siesta Drive, Batavia, Oct. 6.


Unruly juvenile offenses

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At Ohio 32 & Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 5.

REAL ESTATE Drive, Murra, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. James Allen Webber II, 40, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. David John Vilvens, 22, 6033 Belfast Road, Goshen, illegal processing of drug documents, Goshen Police. Geoffrey Poynter, 43, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. William Ferguson, 29, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Senecal, 21, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Joshua Overbeck, 22, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Keith Gardner, 38, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Earls, 47, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Kelvin Ryan, 46, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Ryan Flowers, 22, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Rickey Hiter, 37, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Douglas Glass, 39, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Village of New Richmond, Ohio, An Ohio Municipal Corp. vs. Terrence K. Byrne, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

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


18 Amelia Park Drive, Michael & Jenny Hinninger to Household Realty Corp., 0.3720 acre, $95,000. 7 Meadowland Drive, Velta & Christopher Stanley to Jason Steel & Chrmaine Ramlogan-Steel, 0.2690 acre, $148,000.


217 Apples Way, Lee & Kissick, CPA Inc. to Lewis Lee, $100,000. Autumnview Drive, Millstream Drive, Greenhill, LT Zaring Builder II LLC. to Fischer Dev. Co. II Inc., 24 Lots, $374,797. 1247 Autumnview Drive, Jack Wieland Builders Inc. to Vanessa & Steven Hartman, 0.2347 acre, $323,731. 1561 Creekside Road, Robert & Rebecca Gredig to Kristine & Chad Wierzbinski, 0.2320 acre, $189,900. 4552 Julep Way, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC. to Emily Weinstock & Brandt Stout, $104,740. Leafwood Court, Forest Glen, Glenstream, Forest Glen PUD LLC. to Fischer Dev. Co. II Inc., 19 Lots, $308,203. 3927 Little Creek Drive, David & Molly Cooper, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.2580 acre, $86,667. 489 Maple Port Way, Unit G, Patricia Dennler & Linda Cannon to Kristen Hostetler, $84,000. Millstream Drive, LT Zaring Builders II LLC. to Forest Glen Land Holding LLC., 30.8900 acre, $232,000. 1406 Ohio Pike, Ronald & Roberta Ward to Bruce & Victoria Wenstrup, 1.0400 acre, $350,000. 2145 Picketside Drive, Fausto Colon & Carmarie Guzman to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.2250 acre, $140,000. 4614 Steeplechase Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Robert & Linda Ross, trustees, 0.2874 acre, $234,901. 2388 Vista Lake Drive, Vista Meadows Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2760 acre, $20,000. 4578 Vista Meadows Drive, Vista

Meadows Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.3790 acre, $23,500. 4554 Winners Circle, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC. to Sharon Merz, $217,405.


Lot No. 3 Joseph’s Run, 32 Storage LLC. to Donald & Cindy Suter, 4.3560 acre, $30,000. 2055 Weil Road, Donna Belcher, successor trustee to Daniel & Jennifer Kissing, 5.0010 acre, $303,000.


1099 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Frances Dean to Dan Boggess, 1.6400 acre, $61,000. 107 Union Station Way, Maple Street Homes LLC. to Matthew & Gabrielle Ollendick, $150,856.


3424 Cole Road, Ryan & Bethany Graham to Carolyn & Daniel Link Sr., 0.6890 acre, $124,987. 1639 Concord Road, John & Carol Robinson to Kirby Fontaine, 1.0000 acre, $65,000. 949 E. Legendary Run, Christopher & Lorie Lewis to John Jewell & Jennifer Schuster, 0.2800 acre, $345,000. 3494 West Legandary Run, Joseph Kocon to Donald & Mary Lang, 0.5640 acre, $369,000.


1210 Beechwood Place, Charleston Signature Homes LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.3790 acre, $31,500. 612 Carefree Drive, Robert Gene Scalf to Ronald & Tammy Gibbs, $62,000. 4307 Cider Mill Drive, Robert & Penny Gephart to Aubrey & Donna Fuller, $149,900. 4784 Klatte Road, Paul & Frank Settembre to Lydo Properties No. 3 LLC., $74,125. 4295 Larma Lane, Michale Tossey, et al. to Charles Ludwig, $74,000. 496 B. Maple Leaf Drive, Russell Gilmore to Gerald Schick & Constance Perme, $85,000. 3831 Portrush Way, Villas at Waterford Glen LLC. to Mary Catherine Welty, $184,940.


Community Journal

On the record

October 20, 2010

BUSINESS Dr. Jillian Schaffeld, DO has joined HealthSource Pediatrics. Schaffeld graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University and recently completed her residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Schaffeld is accepting new patients and is committed to providing high quality of care you have come to expect from Eastgate Pediatrics. Contact HealthSource: Eastgate Pediatrics at (513) 753-2820 to schedule an appointment. HealthSource Eastgate Pediatrics is at 4357 Ferguson Drive #150, in Union Township. HealthSource of Ohio is a private, not-for-profit organization serving communities in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Highland and Fayette counties.

Design Team project selected

Design Team One recently announced that the website has selected their work for Starbyte Astronomy Software for inclusion in the branding repository’s “Shapes and Symbols,” the third book in the new Master Library series. Culled from more than 136,000 identities, the book will feature 3,000 international identities by leading designers. Projects in the book are selected for their “quality, timeliness, and relevance, and inspirational nature.” Design Team One Inc. is a Union Township-based design communications

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Smith joins DunnhumbyUSA

DunnhumbyUSA has hired June Smith as a human resources business partner. She will be responsible for exec u t i n g h u m a n Smith resources strategies to drive improvements in organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining DunnhumbyUSA, Smith spent 15 years at Fidelity Investments, most recently serving as a business partner of human resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Education in counseling from Rivier College in New Hampshire. She lives in Pierce Township.

LaDonna’s Cafe opens in Amelia

LaDonna’s Cafe is now open in Amelia. It is a familyrun restaurant that specializes in ribs and pulled pork from their own smoker complimented with great comfort food that is homemade. The cafe is open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. The restaurant is at 1340 Ohio Pike, corner of Swan Lane. For more information, call 513-687-6510 or 513752-1461 or e-mail

William R. Beiser

William R. “Hans” Beiser, 79, of New Richmond died Sept. 30. Survived by wife, Anna (nee Woods) Beiser; daughter, Vicky (nee Beiser) Mathews; son-in-law, Michael Mathews; grandson, Sean Mathews; sisters, Roberta Dodson and Pauline Tucker; and brother, Robert “Bob” Beiser. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Mabel Beiser; sisters, Louise Beiser and Mary Agnes Cooper; and brothers, Clyde Beiser, James Beiser and Eugene Beiser. Services were Oct. 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, New Richmond. Memorials to: Heartland Hospice, 3800 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Homer Bowling

Homer Bowling, 75, of New Richmond died Oct. 13. Survived by wife, Irene Peters Bowling; sons, John (Shannon) Bowling and Ralph Bowling; grandchildren, Keirstan Bowling, Mary Fisher and Justin Bowling; stepgrandchildren, Josh Randolph and Nick Randolph; brother, Hamblin Bowling. Preceded in death by son, Randall Bowling; brothers, McKinnley Bowling and James Bowling; and sister, Mary Campbell. Services were Oct. 16 at Felicity Christian Church.

Arlene Fleming

Arlene Fleming, 63, of Union Township died Oct. 2. Survived by son, David (Robin) Nipper; brothers, Melvin A. (Kimberly) Fore Jr. and Dennis R. Fore; and sister, Jackie Shigemura. Preceded in death by husband,

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Melvin A. Fore Sr., 84, of Union Township died Oct. 3. Survived by sons, Melvin A. (Kimberly) Fore Jr. and Dennis R. Fore; daughter, Jackie Shigemura; 13 grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Ruby Fore; and daughters, Teresa Fore and Arlene Fleming. Services were Oct. 7 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or, to the charity of your choice.

Michael Wayne Keith

Michael Wayne Keith, 51, of Batavia died Oct. 5. Survived by wife, Lisa Keith; son, Gregory Austin Keith; parents, Jack and Mary Joe Creekmore; and sister, Renee (nee Keith) Hammonds. Services were Oct. 7 at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark.

Robert Alan Martin

Robert Alan Martin, 55, of Batavia Township died Oct. 12. Survived by sons, Richard Martin, Jason Gosser, James Angel and Robert Martin; grandchildren, Alexis, Taylor, Molly, Jordon, Jacob, Joseph, Destiny and Mary Beth; and sisters, Patricia and Terry.

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James Robert Fleming; parents, Melvin A. and Ruby Fore; and sister, Teresa Fore. Services were Oct. 7 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Safe Communities receives funding

OH Secretary of State Jon Husted OH Treasurer of State Josh Mandel OH Court of Appeals 1st Dist Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon Pat Fischer 12th Dist Rachel Hutzel Robin N. Piper OH Board of Education 3rd Dist - Mark Haverkos 4th Dist - Debe Terhar

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Schaffeld joins Eastgate Pediatrics


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Services were Oct. 18 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford, OH 45150.

Lonnie Moore Jr.

Lonnie Moore Jr., 70, of Batavia died Oct. 10. Survived by wife, Dixie F. Moore; sons, Lonnie Bruce Moore and Steve (Julie) Moore; daughters, Rebekah Moore and Connie (Les) Wardlow; one brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by daughter, Dottie (Ron) Crider; father, Lonnie Moore Sr.; and mother, Nannie Irene Feltner. Services were Oct. 13 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Teen Challenge, P.O. Box 249, Milford, OH 45150.

Alnita Faye Smith

Alnita Faye Smith, 55, of New Richmond died Oct. 6. Survived by husband, George E. Smith Jr.; sons, Christian Waites and Charlie Waites; daughter, Laura McMillian; stepson, Mark Smith; father, Ronald Polston; mother, Evelyn Smith; brother, Ronald Polston; sister, Melody Polston; grandchildren, Jacob, Lucas, Angelina, Evan, Dillian and Justin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were Oct. 12 at Hay Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Lloyd T. Smith

Lloyd T. “Fudd” Smith, 44, of Glen Este died Oct. 9. Survived by children, Lloyd T.

“Fudd Fudd” Smith Jr., Natasha K. Smith and Sylvia Ann Smith; seven grandchildren; siblings, Donald L. “Pedo” Smith Jr. and Cookie Campbell; uncle, Tom Smith; aunt, Bessie Johnson; friends Bob and Teresa Fee; and pet, Bubb. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Ruth Ann Smith. Services were Oct. 14 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: The American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Michele Waddell

Michele Waddell, 48, of Amelia died Oct. 3. Survived by husband, Keith R. Martin; siblings, Alayne Waddell and Kim Waddell; sister-in-law, Abbe Wood; and cousins, Brenda Lindsey, Rick Howell and Debbie Lang. No services were planned.

Marie Clare Washer

Marie Clare Washer, 88, of Amelia died Oct. 11. Survived by sons, Mark (Penny) Washer and Michael Washer; daughters, Martha (Greg) Tierney, Mary (Larry) Ball, Marilyn (Nick) Carpinello, Monica (John) Pasani, Marie Wolfer, Maureen (Stan) Brokaw, Margaret (Greg) Thole and Marla (Dave) Worden; brother, Larry (Marlene) Humbert; sisters, Rita Clark, Lorraine Arata and Roseanne Humbert; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Harry B. Washer; and sister, Martha Humbert. Services were Oct. 16 at St. Bernadette Church, Amelia. Memorials to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4460 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45242.


George Laub, Batavia, HVAC, 2089 Oak Alley, Batavia Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 1418 Glenwood Court, Batavia Township, $107,000. Michael Kramer, garage, 2624 Herold Road, Batavia Township, $6,300. John Carter, New Richmond, miscellaneous work, 1541 Frank Willis Memorial Road, Monroe Township. Anna Hodges et al, Bethel, alter, 1192 12 Mile Road, Ohio Township. Superior Homes, Milford, new, 2863 Ohio 132, Ohio Township, $185,000. Daniel Zeiser, Amelia, HVAC, 1109 Twigg Lane, Pierce Township. Curry Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 1836 E. Concord, Pierce Township. Patio Enclosures, West Chester, addition, 4950 Beechwood, Union Township, $36,000. Robert McFarland, Cincinnati, addition, 652 Dorgene Lane, Union Township, $18,000. JJ Smith Heating & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 4304 Cider Mill, Union Township; HVAC, 4847 Forest Meadows Court. Grays Excavating, Amelia, alter, 5078 Romohr, Union Township. Branhan Electric, Amelia, alter, 488 Craig Road, Union Township.


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Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 453 Woodwick Court, Union Township. The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 4065 Woodsly Drive, Union Township, $125,000. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 5117 Oak Brook, Union Township, $124,993.


Tim Hale, Williamsburg, alter-32 Banquet Center, 2215 Hales Way, Sterling Township. Clermont Board of Commissioners, Batavia, alter, 2279 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia Township, $16,000. Mt. Holly Christian Church, Amelia, storage building, 1820 Ohio 125, Batavia Township, $3,200. N.F. Gros, Cincinnati, fire alarm-Marshalls, 4530 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. Division 17, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 650 Eastgate S. Drive, Union Township. Cincy Fire Protection Inc., Miamiville, fire suppression, 463 Ohio 125, Union Township. Clough Corner Apartments, Cincinnati, addition, 4260 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Union Township.

PUBLIC SALE The following storage units from Stronghold of Kentucky will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 3700 Holly Lane, Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018, on October 25, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. and will continue until all items are sotd. The unit number, name and last known address are as follows: Unit No. 108, Barbara Thomas, 38 Lexington Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018; Unit No. 213, Matt Foley, 3334 Appomattox Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018; Unit No- 225, Lori Haggard, 7009 Curtis Way, Florence, KY 41042; Unit No. 313, Carson Bentley, 15153 Greenup, Covington, KY 41011; Unit No. 351, Kim Gevedol, 9632 US Highway 27 N, Berry, KY 41003; Unit No. 49, Latisho White, 3908 Lori Drive, Apt. 9, Erlanger, KY 41018 Unit No. 155, Herander Paul, 1236 East Henry Clay Ave., Ft. Wright, KY 41011 1001596012

LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #004, Brooke L. Pearcy, 435 Robin Ave. Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154; Units # 036 and 262 - Christy L. Byrd, 1154 Beechridge Ct., Batavia, Ohio 45103. 2571649/1596600 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

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