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Former student to combat bullying By Roxanna Blevins

BATAVIA — Matthew Ogletree wants to end bullying, and he is organizing a new non-profit organization, Bully No More, Inc. Ogletree Oct. 22 visited Batavia High School to share his message with students and to make them aware of the organization. “I hope that they gain more awareness about this issue and how serious it is,” said Sean Ogletree, Matthew’s brother and cofounder of Bully No More, Inc. The assembly included presentations from Matthew and Sean, former Batavia student Charlie Fribourg, State Rep. Joe Uecker and Batavia Mayor John

Bully No More, Inc. founder Matthew Ogletree shares his story with Batavia High School students Oct. 22, during an assembly about bullying and bully prevention. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Thebout. “I thought (the assembly) was good because there’s a lot about bullying that people need to know,” said junior Rachele Fisher. Not all students felt the presentation was necessary. “There’s only so much you can do,” said junior Rebecca Moore. “I was bullied in middle school, and I just kind of dealt with it.” Moore said she does not think bullying is prevalent at Batavia High School. Matthew, who attended Batavia High School, has personally dealt with bullying issues at Batavia Elementary School. He saw a need for the organization when he discovered his 7-year-old son,

who is biracial, was being bullied. The bullying started when his son was in kindergarten, he said. Students were making fun of his hair and directing racial comments at him. His son now is in secondgrade and the bullying has only gotten worse, he said. His experiences with bullying started long before his son started school. Matthew formerly was a bully and spent time incarcerated for offenses including aggravated robbery and assault. After realizing he had acted out because of his own experiences growing up, he decided he wanted to help bullies, as well as the students being bullied.

“He wants to really get involved in the deep emotional side of it,” said Matthew’s wife, Christina Ogletree. Batavia High School Principal Jamie Corrill will send out surveys to students in the weeks to come. The results will be assessed by psychologists and psychiatrists and then will be presented to the board of education. Based on the results, the board will decide if action is necessary. If the board deems it a necessity, Bully No More, Inc. will begin offering programs to students, said Matthew. “We will utilize this in some fashion,” Corrill said. See BULLYING, Page A2

Cropper answers levy questions By Roxanna Blevins

A mural depicting Williamburg history was dedicated Oct. 20. The mural depicts two stories from the now-defunct Williamsburg Times. One story, on right, is about a 1922 fire that destroyed a school in Williamsburg. The other story is an 1896 street scene from Williamsburg’s centennial celebration. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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A mural depicting Williamsburg history was dedicated Oct. 20. From left are Williamsburg Rotary president Mark Jordan, art teacher Byron Jody, Williamsburg Mayor Mary Ann Lefker and UC art student Mandy Schwiezer.


burg Rotary members Oct. 20 celebrated the completion of the first of what is hoped to be several murals in the Williamsburg area. The mural is on village property at Third and Main streets. It depicts two stories from the now-defunct Williamsburg Times. One story is about the 1922 fire that destroyed a Williamsburg school. The other story is an 1896 street scene of Williamsburg’s centennial celebration. The concept for the mural was developed by Williamsburg art teacher Byron Jody with input from Rotary president Mark Jordan. The lettering and the painting of the American flag were done by Jody, and the two scenes


on the mural were painted by Mandy Schwiezer, with the assistance of Jody. Schweizer is a Williamsburg High School graduate who is currently studying art at the University of Cincinnati. She was awarded a Rotary scholar-

ship in appreciation for her efforts. Rotary members established a mural fund for future murals and are seeking donations. The members also are exploring grants for future mural projects.


UNION TWP. — Alana Cropper, treasurer of West Clermont Local School District, Oct 22 shared a report in an effort to help people understand the district’s financial situation. “I’ve been getting a lot of questions from Cropper the community about our finances,” Cropper said. In her presentation, she answered questions such as, “Why is there a need for the levy?” and “What does the district

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BATAVIA — Many of Batavia High School’s volleyball players Oct. 20 gathered at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia, to reflect on the loss of volunteer freshman volleyball coach Sally Varney. Varney, 25, collapsed Tuesday, Oct. 16, during a varsity tournament game at Indian Hill High School. She later died at the hospital. “Everybody was stunned,” said head varsity

volleyball Coach Ed Stewart. Stewart said he thought Varney was faint from not eating that day. Athletic director Ben Stewart said he still is not positive what caused Varney’s death. Varney began coaching freshman volleyball at Batavia High School in August, and already she had had made an impact on students, said Ben. “She was a pleasure to be around at all times,” he said. He said Varney was a student at NKU and also was involved with the non-

denominational Christian ministry Young Life. Ed described Varney as someone who “exuded happiness and contentment.” He said, although she was not required to, she came to every varsity game and helped keep game statistics. “What I remember most

about Sally is the first time I saw her she had a smile on her face, and the last time I saw her she had a smile on her face, and all the time in between,” he said. Grief counselors offered their services Oct. 17 at Batavia High School to help students cope with Varney’s death.




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In the past, various programs and assemblies have been attempted at Batavia High School. While there currently is not an active anti-bullying organization at the school, Corrill said counselors direct bullied students to resources and teach skill sets to diffuse and “de-escalate” bullying. Student mentors also are available to help educate students about bullying.

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John Spiller of Tate Township checks some of the trees he picked up in Bethel Oct. 20 to replace trees he lost to the Asian longhored beetle. The trees were supplied by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

He picked up two cherry trees to replace two maple trees lost to the beetle. The new trees were varieties not usually susceptible to beetle infestation. Volunteers helped ODNR officials load the

trees for the residents. Information on how to apply for the spring tree distribution can be found at or by calling 932-6836.


Jeff Bolton of Bethel helps volunteers load some spruce trees on his truck Oct. 20. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Volunteers Oct. 20 help load trees in Bethel for residents who lost trees to the Asian longhorned beetle. The trees were supplied by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


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BETHEL — The U.S. government’s program for getting rid of the Asian longhorned beetle has resulted in the loss of many old trees in the village and Tate Township. Residents got a chance to replace some of those trees at a tree distribution Oct. 20. About 300 trees were available free to 50 property owners who applied to participate in the program funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. There will be another tree distribution day in the spring. John Spiller of Tate Township picked up 10 trees; he lost 23 to the beetle. “It’s going to be great. We really appreciate it,” he said. “I hated to lose the old trees, but this helps make up for it.” “It’s great. I never expected it,” said Richard Vanderpool of Tate Township.

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BRIEFLY Election Day dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Women’s Auxiliary of Williamsburg American Legion Post 288 will hold their annual Election Day Dinner at the post, 208 E. Main St. Food will be served between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Featured items will be oyster stew, bean soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Carry-out will be available. Proceeds will support the annual medical scholarship awarded to a Williamsburg High School graduate, as well as other projects.

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WEST CLERMONT NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT • West Clermont has reduced expenditures by 9.15 % over the last three years.

• West Clermont per pupil spending is $1,610 (or 15%) less than the state average. • According to our state fiscal monitor, it’s NOT about spending it’s about our REVENUE. • It’s been eight years since voters approved a new operating levy (a renewal of that levy was approved three years ago).

Our community has built strong schools. It’s our responsibility to keep them strong. Levy has been endorsed by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce.


New Richmond veterans have a variety of activities planned for the days leading up to Veterans Day this year. A service will be held at the New Richmond memorial on the riverfront at 5 p.m. Nov. 11. An event is planned for 9 a.m. Nov. 7 at New Richmond Middle School. A breakfast will be hosted at the following schools at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at Monroe Elementary School, Nov. 9 at Locust Corner Elementary School, and Nov. 12 at New Richmond Elementary School. The veterans also are encouraged to participate in the annual parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Batavia.

History tours

Rick Crawford, historian for the Clermont County Historical Society, is inviting the public to join him on a “Discover Union Township Tour.” The tours provide an opportunity to learn the history of the area, with stops at places including the old Township Hall, the Bennett House in Withamsville and Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Tours are Saturday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Both begin at 9 a.m. at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. A Clermont Senior Services bus will take participants to locations throughout the township and will return about noon. The tours are free to the public.

Classes offered

AARP Driver Safety Program classes are being offered free to veterans during November. In addition to veterans themselves, their spouses, including domestic partners, widows and widowers, dependents and children are eligible for the promotion. Participants redeeming the free course offer will not be asked to provide any form of veteran identification, but will be required to fill out a coupon. Discounted course coupons are available at veterans, or will be available the day of the class. Clermont County classes: » 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at Union Township Senior Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Call 9477333. » 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Batavia Township Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Call Rex Parsons at 732-3888. For information about the program, contact Stan Noland at 752-2756 or email


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BATAVIA TWP. — The Ohio Auditor of State’s office is conducting audits of student attendance data in districts across Ohio. Batavia Local School

District’s audit was conducted recently and the district received a clean audit. The formal report released by the Auditor of State can be found on the Ohio Auditor of State’s website at by selecting Interim Reports: Student Attendance Data & Accountability System.

Meeting changed

BATAVIA TWP. — The trustees changed the date of the regular November meeting from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. The date was changed because of a conflict with the Nov. 6 general election.

Book sale

The Anderson Township Library Association’s annual Holiday & Nearly New Used Book Sale will be Nov. 8 to Nov. 10 at the Anderson Branch Library. Sale hours are: » Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. » Friday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. ­to 6 p.m. » Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book sale donations may be dropped off at either the Anderson or Mount Washington branches. The Anderson Branch Library is at 7450 State Road. Call 369-6030.

Copper theft

Two men have been arrested by Clermont County sheriff’s deputies for copper thefts and breaking and entering at IRG Batavia LLC., 4300 Batavia Road, in Batavia Township. Throughout September into the first two weeks of October, the IRG Batavia LLC. power plant experienced a significant increase of copper wire thefts from inside the building. Michael W. Freeman, 40, and his nephew Anthony Shaffer, 24, were arrested in the early morning hours of Oct. 23, during a covert operation conducted by Clermont County sheriff’s deputies on the IRG property. Both Freeman and Shaffer were charged with breaking and entering, felonies of the fifth degree. In addition, Freeman was charged with possession of criminal tools, also a felony of the fifth degree. Reports of property loss resulting from the thefts have exceeded $100,000. Investigators will review reports from surrounding townships to see if there may be additional cases in which Freeman and Shaffer are involved. Both men are incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail.

Board meetings

BATAVIA — The Clermont County Board of Elections has scheduled the following meetings: » 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6: General election day meeting and any other regular business. » 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17: Open official canvass and any other regular business. » 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27: Certification of general election results and regular monthly meeting. All the meetings will be at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia.


CLERMONT CO. — The Clermont Chamber of Commerce has endorsed

the Batavia Local School District Bond/Operating Levy that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. The position was determined after interviewing levy sponsors and through discussion in the Government Affairs Council, with final action by the Chamber Board of Directors. “For over 40 years the Clermont Chamber has focused on safeguarding and strengthening the collective interests of the Clermont County business community. Support for public schools is critical to our success.” said Matt Van Sant, President/CEO of the chamber.


The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. The meeting is free and open to the public. The program is an introduction to Kentucky genealogy. Kenton County Genealogy Librarian Elaine Kuhn will provide tips and information to jump start research. Additional information can be found at or 513-723-3423.

Grange meeting

Monroe Grange members will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, with the delegates to the state Grange convention giving their report. The members are asked to bring a couple non-perishable food items for the food pantry at the Bethel United Methodist Church. The Monroe Grange card party will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, which is open to the public. Euchre is played, and those who don’t play euchre enjoy other table games. Refreshments are available. For more information call 734-6980.

Special meeting

PIERCE TWP. — The trustees will hold a special meeting Friday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. at the township administration building, 950 Locust Corner Road. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session with the strategic plan committee and to discuss any other matter before the board. All interested parties are invited to attend the meeting.


Monday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to12 p.m., Barbara Barrett, senior investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor, will return to Workforce One of Clermont County for her famous “Ask the Expert” seminar. This session provides an open forum for human resources professionals and business owners to bring their labor-related questions to a labor expert for accurate information on the most current labor laws. Although it is a no-cost event, it is necessary to register for the seminar by contacting Cathy Sahlfeld, business services representative for Workforce One of Clermont County. Sahlfeld can be reached at or at (513) 943-3721. Workforce One of Clermont County is located at 756 Old State Route 74. For more information on the facility, or for directions, visit their website at



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Williamsburg students attend luncheon Williamsburg High School students and staff members attended the Clermont Chamber of Commerce luncheon Sept. 14. Front left in front are: Tabatha Rose, Amanda Rogers, Taylor Haubert, Dezeray Butts and Tiffany Tibbs. Second row: Caley Pringle, Colin Evans, Erica Engel, Betsy Spencer, Rachel Carter and Buffy Young. Back row, Mark Romito, Matt Earley, Tom Niehaus, Leonard Short, Dalton Smith, Samantha Mitchell, Caleb Evans, Emma Mathews, Rachel Morelock, Barry Dalton, Steve Allen and Dave Palmer. PROVIDED

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg High School student council members were invited to the Clermont Chamber of Commerce luncheon Sept. 14. The students met with state Sen. Thomas E. Niehaus, who was the guest speaker at the luncheon. Milacron was the business that sponsored Williamsburg High School. Milacron representatives joined the students at their tables during the luncheon. The students were able to learn more about the chamber and Milacron.


The Clermont County commissioners Oct. 10 took time to recognize and thank Army Spc. Dillan Farmer and Pfc. Joseph Mattingly for serving in the armed forces. Pictured from left, Commissioner Bob Proud, Sherri Carbo, Southwest Ohio liaison for Gov. John Kasich, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. "Tim" Rodenberg, Farmer, Clermont County Veterans Service Commission Executive Director Howard Daugherty, Commissioner Ed Humphrey, Mattingly, Thank You Foundation Advisory Board Member Tracy Braden and Barrett Brunsman, spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Soldiers recognized for their service

Justin Mell, 7, left, and Molly Craycraft, 7, play a game called mancala at the Miami Township Civic Center. They were taking a summer recreation class called Games of the Ages. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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BATAVIA — Clermont County Commissioners Oct. 10 welcomed home Army Spc. Dillan Farmer and gave a warm sendoff to Pfc. Joseph Mattingly. At the start of the commissioners’ regular meeting the soldiers were invited to lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mattingly, who soon will be leaving for Afghanistan, followed the pledge by introducing himself to the audience. After his introduction, Commissioner Ed Humphrey presented Mattingly with a certificate of appreciation. “Your bravery and dedication to the cause of freedom are to be commended,” Humphrey said. Farmer, a 2007 Glen Este graduate, who recently returned from Afghanistan, took the podium after Mattingly. Farmer introduced himself and, at Commissioner Bob Proud’s suggestion, shared his story of getting hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), which ended his tour in Afghanistan. “We walked into an IED ambush,” Farmer said. “Every trail or walkway was marked with IEDs.” Farmer, who had been hit by two IEDs within three weeks of the final incident, said he was the least hurt of any of the soldiers involved in the explosion. “I was very lucky and blessed,” he said. After Farmer told his story and received a certificate of appreciation from the commissioners, he and Mattingly were in-

Six students won voice scholarships from The Forest-Aires Women's Chorus for the 2012-2013 school year. They will receive private voice lessons and perform solos in The Forest-Aires' Encore! 2013 show in April at the Anderson Center Theater. From left are recipients David Michael and Maegan Winters of Glen Este High School, Maddie Pierce of Turpin High School, Anna Randazzo, of Glen Este High School, Will Graber and Desmond Daly, both of Walnut Hills High School. PROVIDED

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structed to remain at the front of the room. The two soldiers then were commended by representatives for U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, Gov. John Kasich, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the Thank You Foundation and the Clermont County Veterans Services Commission. The representatives spoke words of gratitude, encouragement and support and offered certificates, challenge coins and gift cards as tokens of appreciation. “We’re just so proud of you,” said Howard Daugherty, executive director of Clermont County Veterans Services Commission.

Representatives from Eastgate Sam's Club gave $50 gift cards to 20 teachers at Holly Hill Elementary School Oct. 19. The gift cards were given as part of Walmart's and Sam's Club's Teacher Rewards program, which aims to help teachers purchase back-to-school classroom supplies. From left are: Holly Hill Principal Nancy Parks, Sam's Club Eastgate Membership Assistant Manager Renee Guy, Membership Team Leader Destiny Walden, Hardlines Assistant Manager Bill Richard and Personnel Training Coordinator Debbie Becker. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


A6 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • OCTOBER 31, 2012 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, THE 6TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2012 (being the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November) at the usual place of holding elections in each and every precinct throughout said County or at such places as the Board may designate for the purpose of choosing the following officers: For President and Vice-President: (vote for 1) • Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza – Socialist • Richard Duncan/Ricky Johnson – Nonparty candidates • Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer – Constitution • Gary Johnson/James P. Gray – Libertarian • Barack Obama/Joe Biden – Democratic • Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan – Republican • Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala – Green • Write-In Candidates: • Susan E. Daniels/Jerry A. Veneskey • Jill Reed/Tom Cary • Randall A. Terry/Cathy Lewis

• Nelson Keyton/Jay Jennelle • Platt Robertson/Scott Fall • Mike Vargo/Jeff Angeletti

For U.S. Senator: (vote for 1) Scott A. Rupert (Nonparty candidate) Josh Mandel (R) Sherrod Brown (D) For Representative to Congress (2nd District): (vote for 1) William R. Smith (D) Brad Wenstrup (R) For State Senator (14 District): (vote for 1) Joe Uecker (R) For State Representative (65th District): (vote for 1) John Becker (R) Steve Myers (D) For State Representative (66th District): (vote for 1) Ken P. McNeely, Jr. (D) Doug Green (R) For County Commissioner (Full Term Commencing 1-2-13): (vote for 1) Ed Humphrey (R) For County Commissioner (Full Term Commencing 1-3-13): (vote for 1) Bob Proud (R) For County Commissioner (Unexpired Term Ending 12-31-14): (vote for 1) Leonard L. Harding, III (D) David H. Uible (R) For Prosecuting Attorney: (vote for 1) Vince Faris (R) For Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas: (vote for 1) Barb Wiedenbein (R) For Sheriff: (vote for 1) A. J. Rodenberg, Jr. (R) For County Recorder: (vote for 1) Deborah J. Clepper (R) For County Treasurer: (vote for 1) J. Robert True (R) For County Engineer: (vote for 1) Patrick Manger (R) For Coroner: (vote for 1) Brian Treon (R) For Member of State Board of Education (10th District): (vote for 1) Todd Book Jeff Hardin For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-1-2013): (vote for 1) Terrence O’Donnell Mike Skindell For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-2-2013): (vote for 1) Robert R. Cupp William M. O’Neill For Justice of the Supreme Court (Unexpired Term Ending 12-31-2014): (vote for 1) Sharon L. Kennedy Yvette McGee Brown For Judge of the Court of Appeals (12th District) (Full Term Commencing 2-9-2013): (vote for 1) Stephen W. Powell For Judge of the Court of Appeals (12th District) (Unexpired Term Ending 2-9-2017): (vote for 1) Raymond W. Lembke Mike Powell For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Full Term Commencing 1-1-2013): (vote for 1) Jerry R. McBride Ken Zuk For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Full Term Commencing 1-2-2013): (vote for 1) Richard P. Ferenc For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Full Term Commencing 1-3-2013): (vote for 1) Victor M. Haddad

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SCHOOL ISSUES: Batavia Local School District – • Bond Issue for $12,642,450 – (3.7 mills) – for 28 years – for Local Share of School Construction • Bond Issue for $1,000,000 – (0.31 mill) – for 25 years – for Improvements to School Facilities • Additional Tax Levy – (0.5 mill) – for 23 years – for Maintaining Classroom Facilities • Additional Tax Levy – (2.75 mills) – for a continuing period of time – for Current Operating Expenses. Blanchester Local School District – Renewal Tax Levy – (1 mill) – for 5 years – For Improvements, Renovations & Additions & Providing Equipment, Furnishings & Site Improvements. Milford Exempted Village School District – Additional Tax Levy – (4.5 mills) – for a continuing period of time – for Current Operating Expenses. West Clermont Local School District – Additional Tax Levy – (7.9 mills) – for 10 years – For Emergency Requirements of the School District. Western Brown Local School District – Additional Tax Levy – (5.9 mills) – for 6 Years – For Emergency Requirements of the School District.


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Malotke leads Lady Lions to success By Tom Skeen

NEW RICHMOND — New Richmond girls soccer coach Chris Malotke couldn’t have asked for much more in his first season at the helm. His Lady Lions finished the season 9-6-3, No. 10 in The Enquirer Division II area coaches’ poll and made it to the sectional final where they lost to McNicholas 4-0. “It was a very good first season,” Malotke said. “Our seniors laid a great foundation for the next couple of years. We do graduate six players, but the junior varsity team was exceptionally strong and I look forward to players stepping up and accept-

ing responsibility for what it takes to be a varsity player.” In their sectional final loss, the Lady Lions played McNick 1-0 for 70 minutes but allowed a fury of goals in the final 10 minutes of the first half. “We couldn’t ask for a better performance,” Malotke said. “Such is life. It was just kind of a snowball affect (at the end of the first half). We regrouped and made a statement in the second half.” In their opening-round tournament game against Finneytown, the 10th-seeded Lady Lions beat the ninth-ranked Wildcats 3-0. Four Lady Lions earned allleague honors. Junior Jill Flenninken and senior Sarah Glenn

“Our seniors laid a great foundation for the next couple of years. We do graduate six players, but the junior varsity team was exceptionally strong and I look forward to players stepping up and accepting responsibility for what it takes to be a varsity player.” CHRIS MALOTKE

New Richmond soccer coach

were named first-team AllSouthern Buckeye Conference, while senior Riley Deweese and freshman Maren Hance were given second-team honors. “I’m extremely happy,” said Malotke about his girls earning those honors. “I wish we could

have had a couple more girls that were deserving for allleague honors, but it is what it is.” While they do graduate six solid seniors who contributed a lot to get the team to where it is today, Hance returns – who was

the team’s leading scorer – along with fellow freshman and midfielders Ariel Huber and Cydney Stiles. “They’ve all had their ups and downs, but it takes a special player to be able to play varsity your freshman year,” Malotke said. “Not only to make (the team), but to play and play significant time. I look forward to good things from them next year. We are going to lose some good players who will be hard to replace, but I am confident with where we are and with the junior varsity team we will be alright.” The defense will be very experienced next season with the return of Flenninken and Bailey Workman, both of whom will be seniors.


Boys tournament soccer

» In a Division II sectional final, New Richmond lost to McNicholas 4-0, Oct. 22. The Lions finished the season 10-5-3.

Girls tournament soccer

» McNicholas shut out New Richmond 4-0, Oct. 23 in a Division II sectional final. The Lady Lions finished the season 9-6-3.

Week 10 football

» Senior running back Zainn Ison became Batavia’s all-time leading rusher as the Bulldogs completed a perfect season by beating Fayetteville 54-12, Oct. 26. Ison gained 113 yards on the ground to bring his career total to 2,858 yards. Ison also added two touchdowns. » Williamsburg lost to Goshen 36-21, Oct. 26 to finish the season 3-7. » New Richmond rushed 53 times for 559 yards and seven touchdowns to beat Bethel-Tate 49-6, Oct. 26. Sophomore Tyler Anderson had 10 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns, while senior James White added 96 yards and two rushing touchdowns of his own. » Amelia lost to Western Hills 40-7 on Oct. 26. The Barons finished the year at 4-6. » Glen Este lost to Winton Woods 20-15 on Oct. 26. The Warriors held the Trojans to just 51 yards rushing. Glen Este’s scores came on a two-yard run by Victor Cave in the first quarter, and an 86-yard touchdown pass from Joey Spiegel to Jordan Harris. The Trojans finish the year 4-6. » The McNicholas Rockets

celebrated their third GCL Central title since 2007 with a 29-12 win over Badin Oct. 26. Senior quarterback Austin Ernst led the Rockets through the air with 281 yards and three scores.

College volleyball

UC Clermont Cougars received an at large bid to the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship tournament. The tournament runs Nov. 2-4 in Canton, N.Y., and features the top10 teams in USCAA national rankings This selection represents the seventh-consecutive trip the volleyball program will make to the event. “I am incredibly proud of this team and what they have accomplished,” said UC Clermont coach Joe Harpring. “We started the season rather slowly, but the players really worked hard and gelled into an outstanding team. They have earned this opportunity and look forward to the challenge.” UC Clermont’s highest finish to date was the Final Four in 2009. Senior Night turned out to be a festive occasion. The UC Clermont volleyball team bid farewell to two outstanding seniors – libero Rachel Ferguson (Norwood) and middle hitter Rachel Hays (Amelia) on Senior Night. After the festivities, the team began play against NCAA D-II program Central State. The match was a much tighter affair than the first meeting this season between the teams. Clermont was able to prevail, but by a close 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 score. The Cougars registered 46 digs and added nine service aces in the victory. With the win, the Cougars raised their record to 19-5 with two regular season games to play.

McNicholas forward Christian Null, right, has his goal attempt stopped by Bellbrook goalie Jacob Niemeier during the Division II district final at Mason High School Oct. 25. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McNick teams prove to be tough postseason foes By Nick Dududukovich

It’s late in the fall sports seasons, yet the McNicholas Rockets are still making waves. Heading into the week of Oct 22, both boys and girls soccer teams, as well as the volleyball team were still a force in postsea-

son play.


Just like they have all season, the McNicholas High School volleyball team continues to roll. In just three games, the Rockets eliminated Dayton Chaminade-Julienne for a Division II district championship, 25-22, 26-

24, 27-25, Oct. 27 at Kettering Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena. McNick head coach Denny Murphy credited the team’s grueling practice as one of the reasons the squad advanced to the regional semifinals. See MCNICK, Page A8

McNick’s DiSalvio kicks way to record books Rockets’ senior breaks record held by Bengals’ Kevin Huber

By Nick Dudukovich

MT. WASHINGTON — Kicker Patrick DiSalvio carved himself out a spot in the McNicholas High School record book when he drilled a 40-yard field goal to become the Rockets’ single-season points leader. The senior actually accounted for 12 points in McNick’s 48-14 week nine win over Purcell Marian Oct. 20. Entering the final week of the season, DiSalvio had racked up 65 points. By breaking the record, DiSal-

Kicker Patrick DiSalvio became McNicholas High School’s all-time and single-season points leader during the 2012 season. FILE PHOTO vio passed McNick graduate and current Cincinnati Bengals punter, Kevin Huber.

DiSalvio also broke the career points record earlier this season — a mark previously held by Tim

Gormley, and Huber before him. DiSalvio’s had scored 166 career points through Oct. 20. Despite all the balls DiSalvio’s sent through the uprights in his career, it might come as a surprise to some that the senior doesn’t remember most of his kicks. Having a short memory may be the most important part of being a kicker. “I honestly can’t remember half of my kicks. I just blank my mind away. I can’t remember a single thing,” DiSalvio said. “A lot of it is mental. You can’t let anything bother you.” That’s strategy has served the Western Clermont resident well. The senior has handled varsity kicking duties since his sophomore year — a time when he got a first-hand look at what it’s like kicking in big games. While he doesn’t dwell on

kicks, DiSalvio will never forget the atmosphere from McNick’s regional final matchup against Eaton at Mason High School in 2010. With an estimated 3,000 people and “the whole town of Eaton” in the stands -– as DiSalvio remembers it – the then-sophomore kicked off the scoring with a 25yard field goal. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this was the greatest feeling I’ve ever had,’ especially being 16 years old,” DiSalvio said. “It’s amazing to know I was a part of that.” A kicker’s crew: Having a short memory is vital to a kicker’s success, but DiSalvio knows he wouldn’t be in the McNick record books without the help of his line, long snapper and holder. See KICKER,, Page A8



UC Clermont raises $1K for cure Volleyball team played tough

The UC Clermont volleyball team hosted another successful Cougar Classic/Volley for the Cure benefit tri-match for breast cancer research. The Cougars raised $1,075 for the Cure and swept the matches played that day. In the first match, UC Clermont came out strong and didn’t look back. Ohio State-Marion provided the opposition and gave a good effort. The Cougars’ offense (.425 hitting percentage) and defense (33 digs) were solid, however, as

they rolled to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-11 sweep. The second match pitted Ohio State-Marion against Ohio UniversityChillicothe. Marion played some inspired volleyball, but couldn’t quite overcome Chillicothe’s attack. Clermont edged the Chillicothe Hilltoppers in the first game 25-23, before dropping the next two 2225, 17-25. Things looked bleak at that point, but the Cougars regained their composure and the momentum. Sets four and five went back and forth, but Clermont used some wellplaced attacks to edge out Chillicothe in extra points 25-23, 16-14. A .291 team hit-

McNick Continued from Page A7

“We work on them harder in practice than what they’ll ever play in a game,” he said, specifying their “15 Minutes of Fun” 6-on-6 drill in which the team runs every time the ball hits the floor. “We worked so hard for this,” said senior outside hitter Brooke Logan, the GGCL Grey Central Division Player of the Year. McNicholas (23-1), the Enquirer’s Division II coaches’ poll champion and the No.2 team in the state coaches’ poll, advanced to meet the winner of Washington Court House Washington and Willamsport Westfall at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Wilmington.

Girls soccer

The Lady Rockets punched their ticket to the

ting percentage and 15 blocks helped the Cougars prevail. “Thanks to a large crowd and door prizes donated by local merchants, the Susan G. Komen Foundation was the true winner of the day. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Foundation to further the fight against breast cancer. The team extends a thanks to Keri Hays and Brian Sullivan who cochaired the event, as well as all the parents, faculty members, administration employees and players who volunteered their time and talent to make the event successful,” head coach Joe Harpring said.

OHSAA Division II regional semifinals with a 2-0 win over Ross Oct. 27. For 51 minutes, neither team could find the back of the net, but in minute 52, junior midfielder Sami Enders put the Rockets on the board with her fifth goal of the year, while junior midfielder Elizabeth Wittwer recorded her fourth assist of the season. “We did a long throw over and our player flicked it off right on top of the six, and I just kicked it in,” Enders said. With two minutes left in the game, McNicholas junior midfielder Sarah Collette drilled a shot from 9-yards out to secure the win. McNick goalie Allie Thul was credited with the shutout, which gives her 9.5 on the season--first in the GGCL Grey Cenral. They faced Bellbrook in the regional semifinals at Centerville High School Oct. 30 (after deadline).

The UC Clermont volleyball team plays another successful Cougar Classic/Volley for the Cure benefit tri-match for breast cancer research. THANKS TO MAE HANNA

Boys soccer It was a good run, but the boys’ season came to an with a 4-1 loss to Bellbrook at Mason High School Oct. 25. The Rockets ended the season with a 10-9 record, The squad was also ranked No. 3 in the Enquirer’s final Division II coaches’ poll. The team won five of its six last matches after staring the year 1-4. The 2012 campaign marked the second straight year that McNicholas lost in the district finals. Dayton Carroll knocked McNick out in 2011, afer McNick won a district title in 2010. The Rockets advanced to the final by defeating New Richmond, 4-0, Oct. 22. Goalkeeper Paxton Knight made three saves for his fifth shutout of the season. Junior Grady Garrison led the Rockets’ attack with three goals. Gannett News Service contributed to this report

Kicker Continued from Page A7

“…I don’t have to worry about my kicks being blocked…that’s the key – having great teammates,” DiSalvio said. For the current campaign, sophomore Nathan Gorman and senior Nick Rust have served as snappers, while senior Austin Ernst, the team’s quarterback, has held for DiSalvio ever since the two were sophomores. Road to the record book: How does one become a kicker? For DiSalvio, it started in the eighth grade. He had a soccer background, but always wanted to play football. His mom was less enthusiastic.

But the year before high school, DiSalvio was able to convince mom to let him give it a shot. He played some defense and back-up running back, while having a blast doing it. He also dabbled in kicking. He decided to stick with football in high school and gravitated toward kicking because of his soccer past. Now he owns a career long kick of 41 yards and added that if there isn’t a hurricane-type wind in his face, he has the range to connect from 50 yards out. Meeting the man: DiSalvio got the chance to meet Huber last winter. McNick had gotten a new lifting coach, who also served as Huber’s personal trainer.

DiSalvio, who’s also been the team’s punter the past two years, used the experience to soak up as much as he could. DiSalvio recalled McNick head coach Mike Orlando instructing him to “Go out to the gym and write down everything that man says to you.” More kicks: DiSalvio can’t envision going to college and not kicking. He wants to be a doctor — but only if kicking doesn’t work out. He was invited to the University of Massachusetts, and attended Marshall’s junior day last year. He’s also received interest from Robert Morris in Pittsburgh. “I just love doing (kicking). I couldn’t go to college and imagine not playing,” he said.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Future of our children

Just a simple reminder of how important our kids are to the community. They are the future. Please show your support to them and vote “yes” for the school levy. Remember, it is our community, our schools, and the future of our children. Teresa Bard Union Township

Won’t let you down

Nov. 6 is Election Day and I hope you’ll vote for my dad, John Becker, as your next state representative. My main reason for supporting him is that he is firmly pro-life. He’s raised me to believe that a child’s life begins at the moment of fertilization, and its rights deserve to be protected. With his election to the state legislature, he can help save innocent lives. Your vote for my dad is a vote to save children’s lives. If you need another reason to vote for John Becker, consider that he is very pro-business. He always tells me that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” and he follows through on that philosophy. If you want something, you have to work for it. I would know. If I want money from him, I’d better get out there and cut the grass. So, as we’re quickly approaching Election Day, please vote for my dad, John Becker. If you want to learn more about his values, visit his website at Go check it out. I built it. When push comes to shove, my dad has never let me down. And John Becker won’t let you down either. Sarah Becker Union Township

Yes on levy

Claims that West Clermont has been fiscally irresponsible are rife. However, since 2004, West Clermont has won awards for fiscal prudence, as well as an award of distinction from the auditor. As both a parent and teacher, I have seen how federal and state cuts have affected my own children, as well as those I teach. Two years ago when the levy failed, I withdrew my daughter with special needs from Amelia Elementary not because I was dissatisfied with the quality of education she was receiving there - but I knew that with her special needs, she would founder without classes like art and music. This year I have a class of 34 students. It is difficult for teachers to meet the needs of all students in such a large class in the amount of time that we have each day. Students will be the ones that suffer. Those who are struggling may not get individual help. West Clermont is not to blame for the cuts to education. They are expected to do more with less. We can bring back enrichment classes and keep class sizes reasonable - but only if we vote “yes.” Monica Davis

Back Becker

I've known John Becker for several years and want to add my voice to the large number of his supporters in his run for Ohio's 65th House District. The area includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Clermont County) and the townships of Union, Miami, Goshen, Stonelick, and Wayne. Two of the key areas, which have gained my support, is his background in financial matters giving him a solid footing for understanding fiscal issues and his stand for traditional American values. Both of these are needed at the state level to continue to

reign in the free spending from years gone by and to focus revenues on the programs which assist the individual in the exercise of our personal freedoms. Back Becker Nov. 6. Jim Hood Amelia

Becker knows the district

When casting your vote this year for 65th District state representative, ask yourself the following: Do I want a Pro Life, Pro 2nd Amendment, Pro Business, Limited Government, fiscal conservative community leader? If your answer is yes then please join me in voting for John Becker. John has been active in the 65th District attending area meetings whether its in Milford, Union Township, West Clermont, Wayne Township, Loveland, Goshen or Stonelick Township. He attends these meetings to find out what’s going on, how he can help and to be thoroughly informed. John will do a fantastic job as the representative of the 65th District because he knows the people and the issues near and dear to our hearts. Hans R. Jeschke Eastgate

Support waste levy

This November, Pierce Township residents will be asked to vote for our township waste levy. This is a replacement levy, but at 2.3 mills versus 2.4 mills and will carry us for five more years. It will allow costs to continue flowing through our property tax assessment. Although a modest decrease, I appreciate the township trustees actions. Not only will the cost be decreased, the level of services will be increased. Recycling will be added to standard service versus on an individual-subscription basis. I very much applaud our trustees for adding this service as it’s simply the right thing to do. This levy will also continue the entire township with one standard vendor versus individual residents contracting with various vendors. The service will become “automated” with residents receiving two standard containers from Rumpke to be picked up by the truck in an automated fashion. If you have additional garbage or recycling above the standard containers, it will still be picked up. Rumpke will simply want you to call ahead. The financial impact of the levy is a 4-percent decrease in cost while receiving enhanced services with recycling. Please join me in supporting the waste levy. Dean Johns Pierce Township

Time is now in WC

For the last year, I have read many arguments against the West Clermont tax levy. The undeniable fact is the state of Ohio has massively cut funding to schools over the last two years and will continue to do so. This is not about money mismanagement, or employee salaries and benefits. At its core, this is about how our district leaders have had to do more with increasingly less. My fellow citizens, are we really that cynical of a community that we are content to sit back and let our kids suffer as we assign blame rather than stand up for them? How can we watch as opportunities for our teenagers to be competitive in the college application process are being systematically eliminated? How can we ask our youngest students to sit still in one class-


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room all day - without any breaks offered by art, music, gym or library? We simply can’t. West Clermont community, the time has come to stop pointing fingers. It is time to be advocates for our children, and to address their most urgent needs, because they can’t be advocates for themselves. The time to act is now. Vote “yes” for the West Clermont tax levy. Vicki Kingsley Pierce Township

Vote ‘yes’ for WC

No one likes the idea of higher taxes. But if you’re voting for the West Clermont levy, thank you. If, on the other hand, you are aware of the staff and teacher cuts, busing cuts, pay-to-play extracurricular fees and the elimination of music, art and physical education classes for elementary students, among other austerity measures, then at least consider how much equity in your home you will lose if you could even find a buyer - if the district is placed on fiscal watch or fiscal emergency by the state of Ohio. Is a couple hundred dollars of tax for the education of our youth worth saving tens of thousands of dollars on your home’s value? Remember, property taxes are deductible to help offset your income taxes. Keep West Clermont school district excellent - for the students and for your home’s value vote “yes.” Tom Landon Union Township

Same spending habits?

In 2011-2012, athletes were charged $495 to participate, regardless of sport. West Clermont states the actual cost is about $700. If the levy passes, West Clermont wants to lower athletic fees. The board said prior to charging the fee, athletics cost about $600,000 per year. However, West Clermont charges full fees for AP testing, the IB program, labs and other classroom activities. Marching band, a graded class, has always cost $385 or more. Why is the board insistent on reducing some fees and not others? The state and federal governments have cut funding and hurt all schools. However, taxpayers are hurting in this economy, too. Households have lost jobs and income, the cost of living has outstripped small pay raises and people are losing their homes. The average taxpayer has tightened their belts and made do with less. The schools made cuts, too, but it may be too late. They want to solve money issues the same way: By raising taxes. If this levy passes, will it be back to the same old spending habits? They increased taxes by $5.2 million without a vote by moving the inside millage in 2010, and now they want $9.8 million per year more. Earl Lewis

Ohio Township

Children are our future

“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. Everybody’s searching for a hero. People need someone to look up to ... ” And that someone is you, the voter. These words, from a well known song, came to mind when I decided to write this letter. The children are our future. Please consider voting “yes” for the children of West Clermont. Please consider voting “yes” for the future of West Clermont. If you don’t have children in West Clermont, and, for whatever misguided reason, don’t feel you should support the children, please consider voting “yes” for our property values. To continue with the famous song: “Because the greatest love of all” is caring for children. Dewilda Little Union Township

Vote for Becker

Please vote for our son-in-law, John Becker, for state representative. There is so much that he does for so many. And he asks for nothing in return. He helps to take care of us. We’re 88 years old. He also visits with his 91-year-old mother, who lives in Kentucky, four or five times each week. He visits friends in the hospital and helps them in any way that he can. He also attends church services twice weekly and participates in two different Bible study groups.Vote for Becker John Becker is very generous with his time and money when it comes to helping others. He believes that helping the poor and needy is a Christian thing to do when it comes from personal resources rather than government policy. However, he is frugal when it comes to spending money on himself. For example, he drives a 16-year-old Honda Civic with 256,000 miles on it and somehow manages to eke out 37 MPG. There is no question in our minds that John Becker will be just as frugal with the taxpayers’ money as he is with his own. This Tuesday, please vote for our son-in-law, John Becker. Your wallet will thank you. Walter and Dorothy McLean Mt. Washington

Take care of our own

Our school board officials are elected by us. Once elected, it is our job as the voters who elected them to now support them, pray for them and realize that we put them in that position to represent us. Want to know what the board really does with our money? At-

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

tend a meeting, check their minutes, check their financial reports. It is our responsibility as voters to make sure our elected officials get the support they need from the public. As a regular mom, I do take the time to see what our school board is doing, where they spend our monies, and how it compares to other districts. I wish other voters would, too. I think you might be surprised to learn they are financially responsible, they are doing what is best for our students and they are doing more with less. Until state funding processes change, we have to take care of our own, our kids, our schools, our future. Angie Tucker Amelia

Becker is best for job

I’d like to join Family First PAC, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC and many others by endorsing John Becker for state representative. I’ve known John Becker for almost 14 years. He is a committed Christian, a home-school dad, a stand up guy and conservative on social and fiscal issues. Becker’s long list of endorsements from pro-life, pro-gun and other groups speaks to his commitment on those issues. He has received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. John shares my belief that the second amendment is the ultimate insurance policy against tyranny and has always marveled at the wisdom of the founding fathers. Becker has demonstrated a commitment to Clermont County by attending commissioner, trustee, council and school board meetings to learn and understand the challenges that they face. He was Tea Party long before the Tea Party existed. As an example, he stood alone at a West Clermont school board meeting to speak out against a proposed income tax. John Becker keeps his constituents informed by authoring “The Becker Report.” His communication skills are Reaganesque. Becker returns every phone call and e-mail that he receives. Contact him at or visit Dan Unger Colerain Township

Thanks to Home Depot

On behalf of V.F.W. Post 9630 in Union Township, I would like to extend our gratitude to The Home Depot Foundation. A grant from The Home Depot Foundation allowed V.F.W. Post 9630 to update our canteen area. We installed new ceiling tiles, can ceiling lighting, ceiling fans, carpet and wooden dance floor. The Home Depot Foundation grant has made the post a much more enjoyable environment for our veterans and the community. Again, thank you to The Home Depot Foundation. Terry Lytle Commander V.F.W. Post 9630 Union Township

Becker works hard

In this very important election, we would like to show our support and endorsement for John Becker as our state representative for the 65th District of Ohio. John has worked hard for this position, and with his values and platform for voters in Clermont County, we are sure he will represent all constituents well. Recently the Speaker of the House came to speak at one of John’s fund raisers. This honor is See LETTERS, Page A10

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



End the Republican stranglehold

There are many reasons why people should end the Republican stranglehold on county government, just how many Archie Wilsons and Mary Walkers can we tolerate? The classic definition of insanity is to repeat the same action and expect a different outcome. As my pappy used to say, “The only time a leopard changes its spots is when it moves to a different tree.” Are we going to go down the list until we finally get an honest Republican? I could drive the Republicans back to integrity with one simple law change: When a commissioner or elected official goes bad, have the opposition party choose the replace-

ment. Currently, Republicans replace their malefactors with other Republicans in areas where they are in control, and Leonard the Democrats Harding COMMUNITY PRESS do the same in areas where GUEST COLUMNIST the control is theirs. But I am not running to make sensible rules, I am running for commissioner to accomplish the same end. To be clear, I am not accusing my opponent of being dishonest. I am saying that in a situation where one party is in

complete control, the focus tends to shift from the higher goal of providing the best and most competent leadership; to the more immediate matter of making sure that the inevitable failures to uphold high-mindedness don’t ruin it for the group. It’s not a stated goal of organizations to protect themselves at all costs - it’s just what they do. No one would have thought that Penn State would conspire to hide Jerry Sandusky’s criminal behavior from the public, but it did. Such cover-ups are driven by a desire to protect the party - and save their jobs in the process. What I am saying is that Republicans will be much less

inclined to expose malfeasance than would I. And, Republicans would not hesitate to point out my errors should such transpire. There are important choices facing the county, one of them shouldn’t be whether or not to set aside funds to pay for a permanent special prosecutor. The commissioners are making significant changes to the organization of the county as this election plays out. Their schemes could leave us with more business activity but less tax revenue. This is something that should have been discussed, but it was not. Who will benefit from their new Port Authority? It sounds

good, but port authorities are like lethal weapons. You have to point them in the right direction and keep them under control for them to be of use. Used wrongly, we could easily wind up being more dependent on levies than we are now. We could eventually be forced to choose between increasing property taxes or cutting services. Are schools, fire and police a good tradeoff for nontax-paying business growth? Vote Harding for county commissioner.

Leonard Harding is the Democratic candidate for Clermont County commissioner. He lives in Milford.

Becker is vetted, tested and proven

Nov. 6 is quickly approaching and we will all be happy to see the campaign ads and signs go away. Many of us have already voted, but most of us will go to our polling locations next Tuesday. When you vote, please vote for me, for state representative, for Ohio’s 65th House District. The area includes the cities of Milford and Loveland (inside Clermont County) and the townships of Union, Miami, Goshen, Stonelick, and Wayne. I’m running for the office of state representative so that I can continue to support and promote the conservative values of Clermont County in Columbus. My platform is very simple: Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Limited Government and Lower Taxes. My MBA, with an emphasis

in taxation, was earned at Xavier University. I also hold a CTP (Certified Treasury Professional), a school district treasurer’s John Becker COMMUNITY PRESS license, and am a graduate of GUEST COLUMNIST the Union Township Citizens’ Police Academy. My 30-year career in the private sector has spanned four major industries: Manufacturing, healthcare insurance, banking/financial and charter education. I’ve been involved with the Clermont County Republican Party since 1993. I’ve also served the Ohio Republican Party from 2004 until 2012.

When deciding who to vote for, some people like to do their own research on the candidates. Others prefer to rely on the opinions of non-partisan groups who perform a candidate vetting process. Regardless, we all look for different criteria, qualities or aspects when making the very important voting decisions. For those of us who feel that being pro-life is important, please consider the fact that I’m endorsed by: » Cincinnati Right to Life PAC » Ohio Right to Life PAC » Ohio ProLife Action » Ohio Pro-Life PAC Issues involving family values are important to many of us. I’ve won the endorsements of: » Citizens for Community Values Action PAC

» Family First PAC Many of us believe that the Second Amendment, right to bear arms, is important. The following have endorsed me: » NRA (“AQ” rating) » Buckeye Firearms (“A” rating) » Ohio Gun PAC I am very strongly pro-business and economic development. Please consider these business and industry endorsements: » Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC » National Federation of Independent Business - NFIB/ Ohio » Ohio Farm Bureau “Friend of Agriculture” » The Ohio Society of CPAs » Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) PAC

» Ohio State Medical Association PAC » Ohio Restaurant Association PAC » Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati » Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors PAC For those of us who believe in choice in education, please consider that I am endorsed by Ohioans for Educational Freedom. To learn more about me and my candidacy for state representative, please visit my website at I’m a conservative Republican who is vetted, tested and proven. I’m asking for your vote on Nov. 6.

John Becker lives in Union Township and is the Republican candidate state representative for the 65th Ohio House District.

Myers will work to create 15,000 jobs by 2015 I am humbled to be the 2012 candidate who has lived in Clermont County and District 65 my whole life. This experience has given me long-term insights into the challenges, history and issues facing our district. I have been blessed with great parents, children, family, friends and teachers. I am deeply appreciative to each and every one of them for sharing life with me and making me a better human being. My life’s purpose, mission and vision have always been to make the world a better place and that is why I am seeking office. The changes we seek will have little effect unless we have forward-minded representatives

at the state and local levels. Ohio’s future depends on the people and plans we vote for. Public eduSteve Myers cation plays a COMMUNITY PRESS critical role in GUEST COLUMNIST the revitalization of our local economy. Public school funding in Ohio has been found unconstitutional five times by the Ohio Supreme Court. Schools have been enslaved by more cuts despite the importance they play. I morally oppose Gov. Kasich’s $2 billion in cuts to public

schools and will work to retrieve lost funds. The answer to saving our public schools begins with a constitutional method of public school funding. In some states, levies are automatically passed and school funding is provided for by amendment to the state constitution. These measures take into account a variety of metrics, including area income, population, as well as more economic and environmental factors. In some of these cases, levies are designed to be equal to neighboring districts and to spur competition. A progressive smart tax is the only form of taxation proven to work and support modern democracies,

education and growth. While taxes are important, jobs and economic policies are even more important. I strongly opposed any and all parts of SB5 which would negatively affect both private and public sector livable wage jobs. This type of public policy derails any true progress on growing and retaining livable wage opportunities. My Livable Wage Jobs Plan, Jobs|Clermont, has 12,000 new jobs created in southern Ohio by the close of 2015 as part of the Democratic jobs bill. I encourage every Ohio voter to learn about the candidates/ issues and exercise your constitutional right by voting from the

bottom of the ballot up. This assures that your vote will count on every issue and race. I would appreciate your support and vote and I ask for your vote on Nov. 6. I am a positive leader who puts faith over fear and believes in America. I will never apologize for my middle class values and will always fight with everything I have for the hard working citizens and families of Ohio, Clermont County and District 65. Please visit for my endorsements, plans, priorities and solutions at

Steve Myers is the Democratic candidate for the Ohio House 65th District. He lives in Miami Township.

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not given to all, and speaks highly of John and his many qualifications. Please join us with your support. Mike and Julie Watson Union Township

Support WC levy

I’m writing in support of the West Clermont Schools levy on the ballot Nov. 6. I have been a long-time employee of the school district, and I also have three kids in another district that has similar financial difficulties. The truth is, Ohio has continued to cut funding for public schools. The economic downturn and other factors out of our control have also caused revenues to decrease. Schools everywhere are left with only one alternative - to ask for your support at the polls. I truly believe West Clermont has responded in the only way it could by cutting the budget to the minimum. They have cut first in places that impact the basic education of the children the least: Transportation, sports and the arts. Recent cuts, however, have

also taken away some more critical things like intervention services, smaller class sizes and electives. Our kids and families already feel these losses every day. There comes a point where further cuts will drastically hurt our kids, families and our community. We need to step up to the challenge and say “yes” to West Clermont Schools on Nov. 6. LeAnna Webber Liberty Township

Teacher’s view

It has been well researched and documented that great teachers are the most important aspect of education, and are necessary to make a positive change. I know every child in West Clermont deserves quality instruction and it is the duty of the whole community to ensure that right. I feel honored to be teaching with a knowledgeable and dedicated staff here in Amelia. My experience here at Amelia has taught me that education is a collaborative effort. Teachers work hard to ensure student success, but it cannot be teachers alone who make the sacrifices. Every-

one who lives in the community, not just the students' families, must do their part to create a better quality of life. We must educate the children to stay healthy, learn technology, read to gather new information, make good choices and treat each other with kindness. Please vote to support the West Clermont Local School District on Nov. 6. MegAnn Wolff Second-grade teacher, Amelia Elementary

Support is needed

Much has been in said in the past and plenty more will be expressed now and into the future with regard to funding of public education in our West Clermont school community. I understand that many in our community are unhappy and want changes now in how public education is funded and what it is funding. I want you to know that there is not one member of our board of education that doesn’t understand that. But we also must understand that change is a process and that changes that occur in our own lives and in our

own local school district happen for a number of reasons. Regardless of what those reasons are, we must take responsibility for them individually and collectively if we want to better for ourselves and our community. Your “yes” vote will affect change in that it will allow our current students the best opportunities to learn that we can collectively afford as a community. The only question on Nov. 6 is will you individually vote “yes,” so collectively as a community we can continue to support and be proud of our students, our schools and our community. I implore you to support this levy. Doug Young West Clermont Board of Education President Union Township

All affected by WC levy

If West Clermont continues to function as it currently does, everybody will be affected. If a good education cannot be available in the West Clermont area, people who are looking to buy houses in the vicinity will consider buying it somewhere else. This in turn

will bring down property value. Also, people with enough means will consider moving out of the district. This also will bring home value down as some would consider taking a loss on their house. Private schooling is not the answer for two reasons. First, not all can afford it. Second, it costs more than public education. And so, if someone opts for this solution they will be spending more money than they would if the levy would pass. This also causes a brain drain out of the district. Having no children in the household does not make you immune to the district’s woes. Again, a good school district is necessary to attract new families to the area, to maintain property value and to prevent the area from becoming a retirement village. Whether you support the levy or oppose it, you must be aware we are all affected by the public education available in our neighborhood. Oded Zmora Pierce Township




fosters aviation education By John Seney

President and CEO Ken Oaks, right, and Executive Vice President Kerry Byrne, center, serve lunch to employee Angelo Armanios during an employee recognition celebration in December 2011. PROVIDED

TQL is Pacesetter

By Roxanna Blevins

CLERMONT COUNTY — The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Nov. 8 will present Total Quality Logistics (TQL) with the Corporate Pacesetter Award during the annual awards ceremony. TQL shows its dedication and concern for the community through the company’s involvement in local benefit events, such as the Gather on the Green golf outing and the recent UC Clermont 5K run. Executive Vice President Kerry Byrne said the business and its employees are involved in five to 10 events or sponsorships per month. A committee, known as TQL Cares, helps determine where the company’s focus should be within the community, he said. “The TQL Cares Committee has done a great job,” Byrne said. In addition to the company’s

DINNER RSVP This year’s Pacesetter Awards dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 8, at Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Registration will remain open through the day of the event. Reservations are $75 for Chamber members, or $90 for nonmembers. Visit

local community involvement, employees support regional nonprofit organizations, such as Give Back Cincinnati's “Paint the Town” program. The company also adopted a portion of Interstate 275. “Employees can be seen on highway berms picking up trash,” said chamber President Matthew Van Sant. This month, TQL was lit with pink lights for Breast Cancer

Awareness Month. The company also has raised about $15,000 to $20,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. Byrne said the volunteer and financial contributions are part of the company’s culture. While the involvement and support benefits other organizations, it also encourages growth and team-building within the company. TQL leaders are seeking growth not only in their employees, but also for the company as a whole. Byrne said expansion is “fairly imminent.” He said he anticipates the beginning of construction for a new building next year, but is not sure precisely when. “It’s a question of when to start building so that we can fill it mostly when it’s finished,” Byrne said. Van Sant said the job creation the company offers is a factor that contributed to their selection for the award.

Spinney guided Clermont County By John Seney

CLERMONT CO. — When David Spinney was working as Milford city manager in the early 1990s, county Commissioner Martha Dorsey told him if he ever thought about leaving Milford, to give her a call. Spinney said he called her in 1994, and that led to him becoming assistant county administrator. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Nov. 8 will present Spinney with an award named named after Dorsey, the 2012 Martha Dorsey Public Servant Pacesetter Award. The award is presented to an individual formerly engaged in public service who has displayed genuine concern for the welfare of Clermont County and its residents and has exhibited outstanding qualities of citizenship and leadership. Dorsey, who served as commissioner for 16 years, was the winner of the first award, in 2001. “Martha was a great commissioner,” Spinney said. “When I look at the people who won this award in the past, I am honored to be in that group,” he said. After serving as assistant ad-

ministrator, Spinney was named county administrator in 2001. He retired Jan. 1, 2012. In retirement, Spinney is working part-time as Spinney director of the Butler County Transportation Improvement District. He served on the board of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District while administrator. “The thing I enjoyed most (as Clermont County administrator) was my time as chairman of the transportation improvement district,” Spinney said. “We really got a lot accomplished.” More important than the specific road projects completed was the collaboration the transportation improvement district fostered, he said. “We got the community to focus on cooperation. We got a lot more accomplished than everybody doing it on their own,” Spinney said. Other accomplishments of his administration were the Ivy Pointe development in Union Township and finding new tenants for the old Ford auto plant in Batavia Township, he said.

Spinney was involved in negotiations to get a new cleanup plan for the CECOS hazardous waste site in Jackson Township. The county and the owners of CECOS earlier this year agreed on a settlement plan that increases monitoring at the site. “It was a very painful experience,” Spinney said of CECOS negotiations. “Ending it and moving forward was a positive outcome.” Spinney said any of the accomplishments during his term as administrator were a team effort. “I had talented, dedicated people working with me,” he said. Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud said Spinney was “a great boss” to the county’s employees. “He treated everyone with respect,” he said. Proud, who was on the board when Spinney was hired, called him “a wonderful county administrator.” “He was very even-tempered,” he said. “Dave would look at both sides of an issue. He would tell us (the commissioners) things we needed to hear, which was not always what we wanted to hear. I appreciate that.”

BATAVIA TWP. — Hal Shevers believes a person should get an education, make an living and then give back to the community. “Learn, earn and return” is how he explains his philosophy in three short words. Sheevers’ dedication to giving back to the community is a reason he has been selected to receive the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award Thursday, Nov. 8, from the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding qualities of character, citizenship and leadership in addition to having genuine concern for the welfare of Clermont County and its residents. One way Shevers has given back is through the Sporty’s Foundation, which he started as a way to help young people earn a living in the aviation industry. The foundation awards scholarships and funds programs in aviation at UC Clermont College. “We want to attract young, sharp people into a fantastic industry,” Shevers said. Gregory Sojka, dean of UC Clermont, said the aviation program at the college is unique. “Students get training and get a pilot’s license as part of earning a business degree,” he said. “They do the work here (at the college) for the business degree and then learn to fly at the airport. It’s a unique, innovative program.” Sojka said through direct scholarships and by defraying the cost of flight training, Shevers over the years has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the UC aviation program. “I’m thrilled he’s been recognized,” Sojka said. “He is a visionary.” Shevers is founder and chairman of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, Sporty’s Academy and Sportsman’s Market, all based at the Clermont County Airport. He earned his private pilot’s certificate while attending Purdue University. Except for a brief stint working for Cincinnati Milacron, he has spent most of his life working in aviation.

Through the foundation and corporate contributions, Shevers supports a number of organizations, including United Way, Boy Scouts, the chamber, Rotary Club, Lions Club, UC and Xavier University. “I don’t believe in outright gifts,” Shevers said. “I like to direct the gifts to good projects.” One of the foundation’s gifts was used in 2011 to purchase an electronic sign at UC Clermont College. He also gave money to create a nature trail at the college, he said. Shevers said his involvement in the Batavia Rotary Club led to helping with relief efforts after the March tornado in Moscow. He began his business in 1960 at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, where he marketed to pilots a small radio that picked up airport control towers. The trunk of his car was his first warehouse. Shevers supplemented his income by giving flight and ground school instruction. In 1971, he moved the Sporty’s operations to Clermont County Airport. In 2007, Shevers was inducted into the National Association of Flight Instructors Hall of Fame in recognition of his 40 years as a flight instructor and producer of educational products and materials for pilots. “The focus of our business remains educational,” Shevers said. “We want to introduce the next generation of pilots to aviation.” Shevers continues to be involved in the daily operations of his businesses, including serving as chief pilot. “It’s the best job in the country,” he said. His corporation runs the airport through Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. “We’re very happy to be in Clermont County,” Shevers said. “We’re very happy to run the airport for Clermont County. It’s the nicest county airport in Ohio,” he said. Shevers would like to see the airport’s runway expanded to serve faster corporate jets. “We need to attract good paying jobs to Clermont County,” he said. “To do that we have to have executive transportation in and out.”

Hal Shevers sits behind his desk at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia Township. He is the founder and chairman of Sporty's Pilot Shop, Sporty's Academy and Sportsman's Market. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 1 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, The Gallery. A collection of nature paintings and prints by Ann Geise, artist from Batavia. 677-7600. Loveland.

Auctions Quarter Mania, 6:30-9 p.m., American Legion Post 773, 137 E. Main St., Bidding begins at 7 p.m. Food and drink available. Family friendly. Benefits Clermont County Relay for Life. $1. Presented by Clermont Direct Sellers. Through Dec. 6. 5532909. Amelia.

Benefits Cash 4 Candy Event, 3-6 p.m., Rogers Family Dentistry, 8284 Beechmont Ave., Trade your candy for $1 a pound. All candy will be shipped to men and women serving our country overseas. Free. 231-1012; Anderson Township.

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, 2273 Bauer Road, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a seasonal flu shot every year; especially those most at risk for complications from flu for age 6 months and up. Health district is unable to bill HMOs. $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

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

Sports Trakehner Horse Exhibition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Majestic Farm, 5700 Ohio 132, Approved Trakehner stallion Windfall Pg, only living stallion in world to hold Olympic medal in eventing, appears at Nov. 2 evening exhibition. Other activities include stallion parade and jumper Calcutta. Free. Presented by American Trakehner Association. 740-344-1111; Batavia.

FRIDAY, NOV. 2 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

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

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Sports Trakehner Horse Exhibition, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Majestic Farm, Riding exhibition, stallion parade and Jumper Calcutta on Friday evening. Free. 740-3441111; www.americantrakeh- Batavia.

carve wood into containers and utensils that are usable in everyday life. Bring sturdy, nonserrated, non-folding knife for carving. $40, $30 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Auctions Holiday Happiness Quarter Auction, 2-4 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Vendors include Lia Sophia Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Gold Canyon Candles and more. Paddles: $2 each or three for $5. Benefits Post 450 Child Welfare Fund. 831-8613. Milford.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, household items, books and baby and seasonal items. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland. Free. Presented by Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. 683-4757; Loveland.

Clubs & Organizations Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

Craft Shows County Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Parish Hall. Unique handcrafted items for adults, children and the home. Gifts, designer framed needlepoint pictures, Christmas ornaments and decorations, Jerry’s famous homemade jellies and marmalades, bake sale and Granny’s Attic Collectibles. Raffle items available. Family friendly. Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township. Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Breakfast, lunch and homemade baked goods for sale. Shop for decorations for the season and gifts for friends and family. Free admission. 753-6770. Amelia.

Dining Events Spread the Cheer Dinner/ Dance, 5 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Roast pork or chicken breast, baked potato, vegetable, salad, roll and $1 desserts. Followed by music by Bucket List. Benefits American Legion and Auxiliary Christmas Program. $7, $6 ages 70 and up and ages 10 and under. 831-8613. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

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

Nature Crafty Critters, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children make two different themed crafts to take home. Ages 3-12. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Feather Frenzy, 2-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bird walk through the PlayScape looking and listening to identify most common feathered visitors. Daily admission for nonmembers. 831-1711; Union Township. Turkey, Crow and Coyote: A Community Revealed Through Vocalizations, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Primitive Skills: Flint Knapping, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hands-on workshop teaches you methods and how to select materials. Make tools needed for producing usable stone tools. Bring lunch. $45, $35 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia. Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4

Business Seminars Learn about flint knapping from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cincinnati Job Search Learning Labs, Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. The hands-on workshop will teach 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior methods and how to select materials. Bring a lunch. Cost is $45, $35 for members. Registration is required. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit Center, Free. 474-3100; FILE PHOTO

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ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. 800-6738; New Richmond.

594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

Music - Cabaret

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

Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

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County Store, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Free. 474-4445; Anderson Township.

Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, The Miami String Quartet joined by pianist Benjamin Hochman and violist Steven Tennenbom. Program of Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Brahms. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

SUNDAY, NOV. 4 Art Exhibits

Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

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

Nature Outdoor Social at CNC, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring your favorite cocoa mug for hot chocolate and fall nature fun in the Nature PlayScape. Daily admission for nonmembers. 831-1711; Union Township.

Religious - Community Engaging Spirituality, 11 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Welcome Center. Small-group program that leads participants through a spiritual deepening process. Free. 388-4466. Anderson Township.

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 6 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Literary - Libraries Writing Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Group meets first Tuesday of every month. Writers of all levels and genres welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 248-0700. Milford.

Parenting Classes Responding to Tantrums Without Throwing One of Your Own, 7-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Heritage Hall East. Learn how to help your children deal with their anger, disappointment and sadness. Learn how to react, what to say and the underlying causes. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.

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

Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Literary - Story Times Baby Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories and music. Ages birth to 18 months. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.

Nature Herpetology Programs, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Rowe Visitor Center. Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society hosts monthly meetings with PowerPoint presentations on amphibians and reptiles. Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. 831-1711; Union Township.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Paired Wine Tasting Featuring Thanksgiving Wines, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Featuring wine specialist Megan Maloney of Heidelberg Distributing, hors d’oeuvres by 2 Chicks Who Cater and jazz/blues music by Cheryl Renee. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-2880668; Anderson Township.

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

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Anderson Township. Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

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

Nature Primitive Skills: Coal-Burned Containers, 6-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Use fire to Anderson Township.

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Nature Owl Prowl, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Walk and listen for Eastern Screech Owls, smallest of native owls. Younger children and strollers welcome. Meet at information kiosk. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 732-2977. Batavia.

On Stage - Student Theater The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. Musical comedy that centers on six young people competing in a fictional spelling bee. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 2322772, ext. 5973; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 10 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

Civic Anderson Orchestra Boosters Shred Event, 9 a.m., 8 Mile and Clough Crossing, 8 Mile Road and Clough Pike, Through 1 p.m. or until truck is full. Rain or shine. Shred old credit card bills, old/unused checks, old documents that contain account numbers or SS numbers, expired credit cards, medical bills, junk mail, etc. Staples and paperclips are OK. No binder clips, binders or any other metal objects. Benefits Anderson Orchestra Boosters. $10-$40 suggested donation. Presented by Anderson Orchestra Boosters. 703-9232. Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

Craft Shows PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, More than 160 crafters and vendors. Selling holiday decor, wood crafts, jewelry, candles, totes, gifts, pet items and more. Breakfast and lunch food items and bake sale. Benefits Anderson High School PTA. Free admission. 474-2140. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Holiday - Veterans Day Veterans Spaghetti Dinner, 4-6 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Homemade spaghetti and meatball dinner. Includes salad and garlic bread. Benefits Victor Stier Post 450. $5, free for veterans. 8319876. Milford.



Start the holidays by making brandied fruit

Brandied fruit starter

This is one of those recipes that creates memories and starts traditions. You need to start this within about a month before using or giving as a gift from the kitchen. This is easy and beautiful. Now if the cans of fruit are a bit less, or more, than what’s listed below, that’s OK. And packed in juice or syrup is OK, too. I used apricot brandy but plain or peach is OK. 16 oz. can diced peaches, drained (or sliced peaches diced) 16 oz. can apricot halves, drained and cut in fourths 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained 10 oz. jar maraschino cherry halves, drained 11⁄4 cups sugar 11⁄2 cups brandy

Combine everything together. Pour into glass jar or glass bowl, cover and let sit at room temperature at least three weeks before serving, stirring twice a week. Serve over ice cream or cake. Reserve at least 1 cup starter at all times. To replenish starter: To your reserved cup of fruit, add 1 cup sugar and one of the first four ingredients every one to three weeks, alternating fruit each time. I’ll taste the mixture and if it seems like it needs more brandy, I’ll add a bit. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least three days before serving each time starter is replenished.

Breakfast pizza

Fun for kids and nice for the weekend. Substitute turkey sausage if you like. 8 oz. can refrigerated

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crescent rolls 1 pound pork sausage, cooked and drained (can do ahead) 2 cups shredded favorite cheese: I like cheddar and mozzarella 5 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 ⁄2 cup milk 3 ⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano Bit of salt and several grindings pepper (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls, separating into eight triangles. Place with points toward center on sprayed 12-inch pizza pan. Press perforations together to form crust. Bake 8 minutes on lowest rack. Remove and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Spoon sausage over dough and sprinkle with cheeses. Combine eggs, milk and seasonings. Carefully pour over sausage mixture starting in the middle. Bake 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden. Serves 6-8.

Smoky black beans For Lindsey B., who wanted to make a homemade version for filling burritos.

1 small onion Chipotle chilies canned in adobo sauce 2 pounds canned black beans, rinsed and drained Olive oil 1 cup water Up to 3⁄4 cup fresh orange juice

Mince onion. Cook over low heat in a bit of olive oil until softened. Add 1 tablespoon chipotle chilies (I take the whole can, process the mixture in a food processor and then it’s easy to measure) or less if you want. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add beans, 1 cup water and juice. Simmer and mash mixture a few times until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.

Brandied fruit starter contains pantry staple canned fruits. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Rita’s brandied fruit makes a great holiday gift from the kitchen. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

fresh than salted, since salt act as a preservative. Store extra unsalted butter in the freezer. Indigo’s Cajun cream. Another reader, besides Dave, is looking for a similar recipe for Indigo restaurant’s Cajun cream.

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Around the first week of the holiday season, my kitchen looks like I’m moving in, or out. I pull out my pantry spices and herbs and check for freshness. I do an inventory of nuts, chocolates and candies needed for holiday baking. There’s nothing worse than being in the Rita middle of a Heikenfeld holiday RITA’S KITCHEN project and not having the right ingredients. It’s the time of year there are good sales on these items, so stock up.

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NEW RICHMOND — New Richmond resident Joani Lacy, of Robin Lacy and DeZydeco, this November will be promoting her latest novel at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The novel, “The Witch and the Banyan Tree,” is the third installment of Lacy’s “Hollister House” trilogy. The previous two novels, “The Legend of the Banyan Tree” and “The Banyan Tree Awakes,” were released in 2008 and 2011. Set mainly in Louisiana and Mississippi, the series,


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which Lacy describes as mutually dark and hopeful, is heavily influenced by her role in Robin Lacy and DeZydeco. “Her books are sort of a blend of southern gothic literature and the supernatural,” said Joseph-Beth Publisher Relations and Events Manager Michael Link. As musicians, Lacy said the band members were “captured” by the Zydeco music of Southern Louisiana and the culture of New Orleans “I just absolutely fell in love with that town,” she said. Lacy, who has written short stories and poetry for years began writing novels




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to know more about these characters,” Lacy said. Now that the trilogy is complete, she said she would like to continue writing novels. She currently is working on a short Christmas story. She also will promote “The Witch and the Banyan Tree” at multiple venues in Greater Cincinnati. Saturday, Nov. 3, Lacy will speak at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. She also will do a book signing Wednesday, Nov.14, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, at 7 p.m. Link said Joseph-Beth


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in the early 2000s, after being encouraged to do so by a friend. She had been taking walks around South Fairmount, where she was living at the time, and writing about her experiences and thoughts about her surroundings. “These were hard times in Cincinnati,” Lacy said. “I wanted to create something hopeful.” When she began writing “The Legend of the Banyan Tree,” which was originally intended to be a children’s book, she did not realize she was writing the first novel in what would in the next four years become a trilogy. “I kept getting feedback that people were interested


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Lacy debuted her first novel “The Legend of the Banyan Tree” in 2008. FILE PHOTO

employees are excited to have Lacy back at their store, where she debuted the first two books in the trilogy. “One of the primary missions of Joseph-Beth, and of any independent bookstore

is to foster and support local authors,” Link said. For more information about the Hollister House trilogy, go to Holister_House.htm.

Free meetings offer senior care information Understanding the services and benefits available for seniors can be confusing. Whether you are a caregiver of a senior or a senior yourself, you can benefit from these informative presentations on Medicare, Eldercare and long-term care. Experienced, unbiased professionals will present information to help you find answers to your questions. Pro Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal advice to Ohio residents age 60 and older, as well as information needed to solve their legal and health care problems. This is an informal question-and-answer format, focusing on Elder Care (caregiving) and long-term care. Typical questions concern Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid estate recovery, living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and consumer problems. It will be held at our senior center in the Union Township Civic Center (left entrance), 4350 Aicholtz Road, Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A light meal will be served. RSVP by calling 536-4021. An update on Medicare information will be presented by OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program). This presentation is especially timely since we are in the midst of the Medicare enrollment period. There are so many options and so many companies selling supplements, all of them competing for your

health care dollars. So it’s important to get unbiased informaGuest tion. columnist COMMUNITY PRESS OSHIIP is a serGUEST COLUMNIST vice of the Ohio Department of Insurance and provides free health insurance information and services for seniors with Medicare. This program will be held in three locations. » Miami Township Senior Center in the Miami Township Civic Center (lower level), 6101 Meijer Drive, Friday, Nov. 2, at 12:30 p.m. RSVP at 248-4345. » Thursday, Nov. 15, OSHIIP will be at the Union Township Senior Center at 10 a.m. RSVP at 947-7333. » Tuesday, Nov. 27, OSHIIP will be at our East Clermont Senior Center in the Bethel Community Center, 129 N. Union St. in Bethel at 11 a.m. RSVP at 685-2432. All presentations are free and open to the public. It’s wise to call ahead to verify dates and times in case there would be a change in the schedule. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive expert information from unbiased sources.

Linda Eppler is director of Communications for Clermont Senior Services.

Calico Children’s Theatre season set UC Clermont’s Calico Children’s Theatre will present a lineup of classic stories with a variety of live performance styles this season. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be performed by ArtReach: A Division of the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati with a good dose of audience participation. Excerpts from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. This adaptation, loaded with audience participation, is more funny than scary

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POLICE REPORTS BATAVIA Sonny Holland, 31, 1577 Bethel New Richmond Road, warrant, Oct. 6. Lesley D. Snowden, 42, 491 Lenkenann Drive, warrant, Oct. 9. Juvenile, 14, , offense involving counterfeit controlled substance, Oct. 10. Kevin M. Blankenship, 35, 4575 Montclair, warrant, Oct. 13. Taryn L. Richardson, 31, 19754 Vera Cruz, warrant, Oct. 13.

Circle #639, theft, Oct. 10. Justin Moore, 28, 1751 Ohio 125 #103, warrant, Oct. 5. Ian J. Parlier, 25, 5118 Wing St., warrant, Oct. 7. Jerry Bailey, 35, 532 Aldor Lane, theft, Oct. 13. Brandon Braden, 24, 28 E. Main St., theft, Oct. 15. Chad Veldhaus, 41, 2644 Stonehaven, domestic violence, Oct. 15. Ray Walsson, 51, 79 Shady Lane, warrant, Oct. 10. Kimberly R. Dalton, 42, 901 Trevino Court, warrant, Oct. 12.



Breaking and entering A safe was taken from Hostess; $773 cash at 600 Kilgore, Oct. 13. Burglary Jewelry taken from residence at 565 North St., Oct. 6. Offense involving counterfeit controlled substance Student brought catnip to another saying it was marijuana at Batavia Middle School at Bauer Avenue, Oct. 10.

Burglary Laptop, printer, etc. taken; $4,150 at 900 Fairway Blvd. #3, Oct. 11. Criminal damage Cinder block thrown throught window of vehicle at 352 St. Andrews, Oct. 11. Menacing Female was threatened at 1764 Culver Court #5, Oct. 7. Male was threatened at 366 St. Andrews, Oct. 12. Male was threatened at 1346 Locust Corner, Oct. 14. Theft Merchandise taken from Walmart; $183 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 9. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $261 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 10.


PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Michael L. Riley, 30, 3172 Lindale Mt. Holly, theft, Oct. 9. Dylan J. Barbera, 19, 6 Arbor

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Female stated personal papers have not been returned to her at 362 St. Andrews #D, Oct. 10. Laptop, GPS, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,525 at 2100 Linkside #6, Oct. 11. Medication, etc. taken; $1,954 at 901 Trevino Court, Oct. 12. Generator, etc. taken from Walmart; $798 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 13. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $197 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 13. MP3 player taken from vehicle at 3778 Merwin Ten Mile, Oct. 13.

Medication taken at 1751 E. Ohio Pike #122, Oct. 14. Blu Ray player taken from Walmart at Ohio Pike, Oct. 15. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $172 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 15. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $324 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 11.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua Farmer, 112, 28 Ridgeview Circle, theft, Oct. 7. Kimberly Wilson, 49, 2302 Salvador, warrant service, Oct. 10. Cadwin Mcclanahan, 24, 125 Southern Trace, warrant service, Oct. 10. Greg Hulse, 40, 5700 Clemons, criminal trespass, driving under suspension, fictitious tags, Oct.

6. Amy Hudnall, 30, 5700 Clemons, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, Oct. 6. Juvenilej, 16, , warrant service, Oct. 10. Randy Hale, 23, 4700 Forsthia, drug instrument, drug abuse, Oct. 9. Robert J. Adams Ii, 30, 12006 7Th Ave., obstructing official business, Oct. 10. Rudy L. Harris Jr., 30, 7817 Cincinnati Ave., criminal trespass, obstructing official business, Oct. 10. Samantha Bingaman, 20, 3515 Neals Circle, driving under suspension, Oct. 10. Terry S. Bullins Jr., 24, 4496 Eva Lane, domestic violence, Oct. 11. Imogene Buhl, 32, 883 Hawthorne, warrant service, Oct. 11. Derek A. Davis, 26, 5728 E. Day Circle, driving under suspension, Oct. 12. Jese D. Hoffman, 21, 1005 Country Lake, warrant service, Oct. 12. Jesse A. Rolan, 23, 507 Old Ohio 74, driving under suspension, Oct. 11. Heidi S. Miller, 42, 4414 Stockholm, open container, driving under influence, Oct. 11. Shawn Green, 42, 604 Ohio Pike, receiving stolen property, Oct. 9. Michael R. Haberer, 25, 3881 Old Savannah #2, breaking and entering, theft, Oct. 1. Max Brockman, 24, 5608 E. Kemper, breaking and entering, theft, Oct. 1. Nicole A. Richardson, 35, 3778

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Misti Crooks Misti Maye Crooks, 34, New Richmond, died Oct. 20. Survived by son Logan Crooks; father Greg Henson; stepfather Gary Gross; siblings Greg, Chris-

tan Henson; nieces, nephews, taunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by mother Sharon Devoe. Services were Oct. 25 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral

Linda Popp Ward Linda L. Popp Ward, 67, Batavia, died Oct. 14. She was Popp Ward a housekeeper for Mercy Hospital Anderson. Survived by children Allean Valdez, Rhonda Huber, Vickie Kreiner, Jeff, Clay Popp; sister Norma Richardson; 14 grand-

children; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Charles Popp Jr., parents Luther, Willie Marie Potts. Services were Oct. 17. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or American Cancer Society.

Robert Rodger Robert W. Rodger, 88, Union Township, died Oct. 17. He worked in public relations. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survived by wife Madaline Rodger; children Kathleen (Charles) Lester, Laura (Rick) Flagg, William (Betsy) Rodger; stepchildren Dana (Amy), Richard Aspinall, Nettie Anne (Jason) Bean; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Janet Rodger. Services were Oct. 22 at St. Timothy Episcopal Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

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Doris Jenkins Saylor, 90, Amelia, died Oct. 11. Survived by husband Burrel Saylor; children Rita (Bob) Prince, Peggy (Mike) Morrissey, Kathy Daniel, Marvin Saylor; former son-in-law Gil Daniel; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers Benny, Wayne, Jim Jenkins. Services were Oct. 20 at the Amelia Church of Christ. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.


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Merchandise taken from Walgreen's; $84 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 12. 2006 Kia taken at 4346 Long Lake #3203, Oct. 12. Wallet taken at Speedway at Ohio Pike, Oct. 11. Purse taken from shopping cart at Walmart; $230 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 13. Merchandise taken from Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 15. Cellphone not returned to owner at 4593 Summerside, Oct. 14. I-pad taken from office at All Saints Lutheran; $400 at Craig Road, Oct. 14. Cash taken from Koto Steak House; $300 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 15. Golf clubs taken from vehicle at 3876 Mark Court, Oct. 16. DVDs taken from Walmart; $150 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 16.

AMELIA Incidents/investigations Arson Fires started at two different locations at 100 block of East Main Street, Oct. 10. Domestic violence At East Main Street, Oct. 7.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Christopher D. Shelton, 28, 581 Gay Street, aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, criminal damage, Oct. 11.


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NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Ricky L. Garcia, 41, 2414 Ohio 132, warrant, Sept. 29. Robert A. Lindsey, 60, 74 Sierra Court, warrant, Sept. 30.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Kelli Jean Reynolds, 35, 2572 Tri County Highway, Mt. Orab, possession of drugs at, 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Oct. 21. Janelle Lynn Lowe, 29, 600 University Lane, Batavia, identity fraud, at 2745 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 19. Craig Paul Holt, 32, 708 Front St., New Richmond, breaking and entering at 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, Oct. 17. Jeffrey Steven Morris, 43, 708 Front St., New Richmond, breaking and entering at 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, Oct. 17. Craig Paul Holt, 32, 708 Front St., New Richmond, breaking and entering at 3806 U.S. 50, Marathon, Oct. 17. Jeffrey Steven Morris, 43, 708 Front Street, New Richmond,

breaking and entering at 3806 U.S. 50, Marathon, Oct. 17. Miranda Sue Kidd, 36, 205 Main St., New Richmond, complicity aid/abet another at 3806 U.S. 50, Marathon, Oct. 18. Tina Rae Kissee, 39, 2780 Lindale-Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, public indecency - exposure at 2780 Lindale-Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Oct. 15. Juvenile, 17, 118 Southern Trace, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct fighting or threatening at 3915 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 16. Juvenile, 17, 1330 Inlet, Amelia, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 3915 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 16. Juvenile, 17, 1330 Inlet, Amelia, underage person not to purchase or consume low-alcohol beverage at 3915 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 16. Marquez I Dorn, 18, 22 Church St, Amelia, disorderly conduct fighting or threatening at 3915 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 16. Skyler Thompson, 19, 118 Southern Trail, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 3915 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 17. Charles Michael Cook, 53, 5321 Ohio 122, Batavia, having weapons while under disability - drug related conviction at 5321 Ohio 132, Batavia, Oct. 15. Christopher Allen Brentnall, 29, 135 Sweetbriar Drive, Batavia, fugitive from justice at 135 Sweetbriar Drive, Batavia, Oct. 17. William Joseph Ramos, 19, 174 Stillmeadow Drive, Cincinnati, possession of drugs - marijuana at Lucy Run at Lawson, Amelia, Oct. 17. Justin Andrew Kirby, 21, 3851 Bach Grove Ct, Amelia, drug paraphernalia at Lucy Run at Lawson, Amelia, Oct. 17. Justin Andrew Kirby, 21, 3851 Bach Grove Ct, Amelia, possession of drugs - marijuana at Lucy Run at Lawson, Amelia, Oct. 17. Joshua Ryan Litteral, 31, 1356 U.S. 52, New Richmond, theft without consent at 1848 U.S. 52, Moscow, Oct. 22. Donald Eugene Scudder, 29, 2191 Ohio Pike, Lot 107, Amelia, drug paraphernalia at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 18. Donald Eugene Scudder, 29, 2191 Ohio Pike, Lot 107, Amelia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 18. Tom L Hounshell, 40, 2943 Mt. Pisgah Road, New Richmond, criminal trespass at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 19. Amber Morgan, 31, 13 Montgomery Way, Amelia, theft without consent at 1230 Ohio Pike, Batavia, Oct. 20. Robert Dale Bowers, 54, 1740 Stevens Road, New Richmond, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 1740 Stevens Road, New Richmond, Oct. 21. Juvenile, 15 6 Montgomery Way, Amelia, domestic violence at 6 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 21.

MARRIAGES Charles Lepak, 39, 125 Ruth Lane, Bethel, photographer, and Lee-Anne Richter, 43, 125 Ruth Lane, Bethel, disabled. Johnathon Light, 270 N. Second St., Williamsburg, pharmaceutical development technician, and Jill Oetzel, 30, 270 N. Second St., Williamsburg, music director. John Disher, 24, 1523 Creekside, Amelia, clerk, and Bethany King, 21, 7751 Gardner, Georgetown, cashier. Nathan Gerald, 25, 306 Creekside, Bethel, assistant manager, and Diane Salcedo, 22, 4625

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heating our homes and apartments will continue to be a significant burden on the family budget. The EdenPURE® can cut your heating bills and pay for itself in a matter of weeks, and then start putting a great deal of extra money in your pocket after that. Super Safe Infrared Heat Now remember, a major cause of residential fires in the United States is carelessness and faulty portable heaters. The choice of fire and safety professional, Captain Mike Hornby, the EdenPURE® has no exposed heating elements that can cause a fire. And a redundant home protection system that simply shuts the EdenPURE® down if it senses danger. That’s why grandparents and parents love the EdenPURE®. The outside of the EdenPURE® only gets warm to the touch so that it will not burn children or pets. And your pet may be just like my dog who has reserved a favorite spot near the EdenPURE ® . You see the EdenPURE ® uses infrared heat. And just as pets enjoy basking in a beam of sunlight they try to stay close to EdenPURE ® ’s “bonewarming” infrared heat. The Origin of EdenPURE® a Missouri Rancher’s Discovery American’s love to tinker. We are a nation of inventors from Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison. A Missouri horse breeder named John Jones was no exception. Jones lived in a large drafty old farmhouse with his family of five. They stayed warm on cold Missouri nights with an old coal furnace and plenty of blankets. Now Jones was always collecting scrap to use in his latest inventions and somewhere along the line he had picked up a large sheet of cured copper.

2. The quartz infrared lamp gently warms the patented copper heating chambers.

SYLVANIA is a registered trademark of OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. used under license. Richard Karn is a paid spokesperson for EdenPURE®.

Jones stored the large copper sheet in his basement near the coal furnace he labored to fill every chilly morning. Jones noticed something peculiar. The coal furnace warmed the copper sheet and as the furnace cooled down the copper sheet stayed warm. In fact, the copper sheet stayed warm for many hours and heated much of the large basement. As Jones continued to develop a portable infrared heater he knew the copper was the secret ingredient that would make his heater different from all the rest. His copper heating chambers combined with the far infrared bulbs provided an efficient wave of “soft” heat over large areas. The breakthrough EdenPURE® infrared heating chamber was born. The Health Secret is in the Copper EdenPURE ® ’s engineers have taken Jones’ original concept through revolutionary changes. EdenFLOW™ technology uses copper heating chambers to take the energy provided by our special SYLVANIA infrared bulbs and distribute our famous soft heat evenly throughout the room. Now our copper isn’t ordinary. It’s 99.9% pure antimicrobial copper from an over 150 year old American owned company in Pennsylvania. Researchers have discovered copper as an antimicrobial is far more effective than stainless steel or even silver. That’s why our special antimicrobial copper is marked Cu+ and used in hospitals on touch surfaces. So your EdenPURE ® heater is continuously pushing soft, healthy, infrared heat throughout your room. How to Order During our 2013 introduction you are eligible for a $202 DISCOUNT PLUS FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING FOR A TOTAL SAVINGS OF $229 ON THE EDENPURE ® MODEL 750 AND A $175 DISCOUNT PLUS FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING FOR A

All of the testimonials are by actual EdenPURE® customers who volunteered their stories, and were given another EdenPURE® heater as thanks for their participation. Average homeowners save 10% to 25%. CE-0000532292

3. The soft heat “rides” the humidity in the room and provides even, moist, soft heat ceiling to floor and wall to wall without reducing oxygen and humidity.

TOTAL SAVINGS OF $192 ON THE EDENPURE® PERSONAL HEATER. This special offer expires in 10 days. If you order after that we reserve the right to accept or reject order requests at the discounted price. See my attached savings Coupon to take advantage of this opportunity.

The made in North Canton, Ohio EdenPURE ® carries a 60-day, unconditional no-risk guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied, return it at our expense and your purchase price will be refunded. No questions asked. There is also a 3 year warranty on all parts and labor.


The price of the EdenPURE® Model 750 Heater is $449 plus $27 shipping and the price of the Personal Heater is $372 plus $17 shipping, but, with this savings coupon you will receive a $202 discount on the Model 750 and a $175 discount on the Personal Heater with free shipping and be able to get the Model 750 delivered for only $247 and the Personal Heater delivered for only $197. The Personal Heater has an optional remote control for only $12. The Model 750 remote is included in the price. Check below the number you want (limit 3 per customer) ■ Model 750 with remote, number _____ ■ Personal Heater, number _____ ■ Optional Personal Heater Remote $12, number _____ • To order by phone, call TOLL FREE 1-800-315-1257 Offer Code EHS7377. Place your order by using your credit card. Operators are on duty Monday - Friday 6am - 3am, Saturday 7am - 12 Midnight and Sunday 7am - 11pm, EST. • To order online, visit enter Offer Code EHS7377 • To order by mail, by check or credit card, fill out and mail in this coupon. This product carries a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied return at our expense, and your purchase price will be refunded – no questions asked. There is also a three year warranty. __________________________________________________ NAME

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Check below to get discount: ■ I am ordering within 10 days, therefore I get a $202 discount plus Free shipping and my price is only $247 for the Model 750 Heater. ■ I am ordering within 10 days, therefore I get a $175 discount plus Free shipping and my price is only $197 for the Personal Heater. ■ I am ordering past 10 days, therefore I pay full price for the Model 750 or Personal Heater plus shipping and handling. Enclosed is $______ in: ■ Check ■ Money Order (Make check payable to EdenPURE®) or charge my: ■ VISA ■ MasterCard ■ Am. Exp./Optima ■ Discover/Novus Account No. _____________________________________ Exp. Date _____/_____ MAIL TO:

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C & J Roofing Co., Hamilton, alter, 190 N. Riverside, Batavia Village, $12,000. Janice Younts, New Richmond, addition, 2294 Laurel Lindale, Monroe Township, $8,000. Norton’s Home Maintenance, Amelia, alter, 3075 Leeds Road, Monroe Township, $5,000. Bowlin Group of Companies, Walton, Ky., alter, 45 Locust

Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 7 Bellwood, Amelia Village, $66,027. Robert Koehler, Amelia, HVAC, 1340 Sprucewood, Batavia Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 4545 Meadow Lane, Batavia Township, $100,000.

Hill; 44 Locust Hill, Pierce Township; alter, 4552 Tree View; 4511 New Market; 4523 New Market; 845 Meadow Ridge, Union Township. Curry Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 6450 Braewing, Pierce Township. Klimat Master Pools, Highland Heights, Ky., pool, 3370 Legendary Trails, Pierce Township.

Dave King Construction, Hamersville, alter, 642 Holiday Drive, Union Township, $900. Total Construction, Batavia, alter, 4423 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Union Township. Kaiser Contractors, West Chester, alter, 4161 Clough Lane, Union Township. Bernard Brown, Amelia, alter, 4615 Northridge, Union Town-

ship. Clarke Contractors, Cincinnati, alter, 1274 Old Ohio 74, Union Township, $20,000. Drees Premier Homes, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 5101 Oak Brook, Union Township, $226,672.


Viacon Inc., Georgia, alter-US Bank, 262 W. Main, Amelia

Village, $21,876. Urich Electric, Cincinnati, alterunit 7, unit 3, unit 11, 3422 Ohio 132, Batavia Township. Ginter Electrical Contractors, Cincinnati, alter-Cincinnati Bell pedestal, 55 Van Fleet, Batavia Township. Clayton Werden Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 808 Greenmound, New Richmond Village.


tin, $145,875. 1426 Woodbury Glen Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to William and Deborah Steinker, $221,441. 1423 Woodbury Glen Drive: Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to Matthew and Melody Porter, $268,023. Lot 1 Forest Glen Blvd.: Fischer Development Co. II, Inc. to

3332 Whispering Trees Drive: Michael & Ashley Brock to AH4R I OH, LLC, $122,000. 1364 Gumbert Drive: Deborah Bachman to Gina and Daniel Stacy, II, $154,000. 1406 Twin Spires Drive: Fischer Attached Homes II, LLC to Brenda Drake and Linda Mar-

Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $40,320. 1234 Autumnview Drive: Fischer Development Co. II, Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $31,324. 4728 Turfway Trail: Fischer Development Co. II, Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $37,361. 4618 Stablehand Drive: Fischer

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Development Co. II, Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $45,213. 1418 Breckenridge Drive: Amy and Joshua Holston to AH4R I OH, LLC, $158,500. 1410 Gumbert Drive: Brian Sullivan to Tim Campbell, $95,500. 2729 Old Ohio 32: Tim and Terry Wilson to Nicholas and Maris Wilson , $25,000. 2509 Pochard Drive: Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Ethan Prebble, $129,900. 2650 Herold Road: Kenneth & Brenda Young to Bradley & Courtney Williams, $179,900. 4922 Ohio 276: Anthony & Lisa Groeber to Robert & Keri Bunch, $111,000. 4739 Olive Branch Stonelick Road: Gregory & Martha Tierney, Co-Trustees, to Frank Gerson & Constance Wischmann, $160,000. 4238 Pleasant Acres Drive: Josh Boyer, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, $109,485. 1368 Twin Spires Drive: Erin Bagnoli to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $46,666.67. Millstream Drive: Forest Glen Land Holding, LLC to Fischer Development Company, $168,235.65. 1511 Creekside Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ashley Maynard & Timothy Pope , $122,000. 3732 Waterstone: Ammone Phavone to Douglas Kitchen, $166,000. 1955 Erion Road: Phyllis & James Brown, Sr. to John Esz, $190,000. 1425 Glenwood Ct.: NVR, Inc. to John & Summer Laub, $183,418. 4560 Vista Meadows Drive: NVR, Inc. to John & Edith Czarnecki, $150,250.


1223 Rolling Meadows Drive: Scott and Robyn Joliat to Julie Williams and Robert Turner, III, $297,000. 2358 Harvey Road: Deborah Bennett to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $80,000. Pierce Township 561 Marions Way: Hoffman, Parrott & Strawser, LTD to James & Marsha Schwab, $44,550. 879 Pine Valley Lane: Kathleen Kernan Bedree & Brian Kernan



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ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information.

to Clayton & Mary Anne Sanders, $315,000. 1513 Denny Drive: Jason Young to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $60,000. 3229 Ohio 132: Shirley Guy, et al. to CitiMortgage, Inc., $40,000.


1341 Frank Willis Road: Michael Boots et al to Roger Daniel, $33,500. 2627-C Jett Hill Road: Union Savings Bank to William Frankenstein , $10,000.


Lewis Road: Connie and Frank Carter, Jr. to Monica Moore, $92,000. 71 Stillmeadow Drive: Barbara Ann Osterberger, Trustee to Overland Xpress, LLC, $54,000. 1071 Muirfield Drive: Toni Heidel to Linda and John Moore, $147,000.


4539 New Market Court: Jennifer Reeves to Anthony Munz and Amanda Sands, $65,000. 4532 Treeview Court: Delbert Spiece, et al. to Bank of America, N.A., $42,000. 4627 Edwilla Drive: Linda Dorsey, et al. to Randall Dorsey, $104,450. 4417 Oslo Court: William Kroeger, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $50,000. 3830 Arbor Green Drive: Robert and Rosalie Staggenborg to Jack and Janice Sandman, $224,000. 687 Woodgate Road: Travis and Jamie Zeigler to Chelsea Oehler, $123,000. 647 Quail Run: Michael and Sarah Mueller to Sara and Robert White, $400,000. 3930 Dieckman Lane: Floyd and Addie Maynard, Trustees to Shrewd Investments, LLC, $67,000. 4155 James Drive: Dale & Bessie Hughes to Carl White, $224,000.

4633 Rumpke Road: Harvey & Betty Koch to Brian Halvordson, $113,500. 4351 Beechmont Drive: Scott Schatzman & Sherry Jordon to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $43,333.34. 3975 Austin Drive: Solid Rock Ministries International to Debra Fields $101,200. 875 Hawthorne Drive: Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Mark & Mary Caylor $53,875.00 809 Greenwood Lane: Carless Coburn, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $30,000. 3897 Alicante Lane: Joseph Destefano, Jr. to Barbara Kroell, Trustee, $242,000. 4703 Summerside Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as Trustee to Mahalo LLC, $27,111. 4586 Blainfield Ct.: Jonathan Hunt & Vanessa De Los Reyes tom Shelby & Connie Krebs $199,000. 3971 Hamblen Drive: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co., $101,400. 3971 Hamblen Drive: Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to TJR Number 23, LLC, $50,000. 4121 Roland Creek Drive: M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Jason & Jennifer Evans, $240,950. 5198 East View Drive: NVR, Inc. to Karen & Jeff Rogers, Jr., $297,005. 4160 Keller Ct.: M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Dennis VanKesteren & Cathy VanDerVelde, $169,970. 5299 Terrace Ridge Drive: NVR, Inc. to Kyle & Amanda Weeks, $230,085. 4169 Keller Ct.: M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Pamela Fish Hale, Trustee, $209,121. 4165 Keller Ct.: M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Dawn & Earl Green, Jr., $183,900. 995 Shephard Woods Ct.: SWDC, LLC to NRV, Inc., $23,600.

Until they all come home… Salute YOur american HerOeS at tHe

2012 Honorary chair Simon leis, Jr.

U.S. Military Veteran and Retired Hamilton County Sheriff

Saturday November 3, 2012 Duke Energy Center Valet Parking

Open Bar

USO Show

Seated Dinner

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