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A simple toy aimed at kids was the result of scientific research done by a Batavia Township native. Jason Heikenfeld, an associate professor of electronics and computing at the University of Cincinnati, said he was working in 2004 and 2005 on the technology to produce better electronic displays. FULL STORY, B1
Officials in the Central Joint Fire and EMS District will have an additional $1.1 million a year to replace aging equipment and hire additional firefighters, thanks to passage of a 2.9-mill levy Nov. 2. The levy received 3,148 votes in favor to 2,788 votes opposed. The vote totals are not certified. “We’re thankful to the voters and residents of the district for
their support,” Chief Kevin Riley said. “I was very grateful our residents saw fit to pass it,” said Lee Cornett, a fire district board member and Batavia Township trustee. “It speaks well of the fire district and the job they do.” The levy was the first new one on the ballot since the district was formed in 2001 to serve Batavia Township and the village of Batavia. A 5.5-mill levy passed in 2001 generates $1.9 million a
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Although there was a lot of focus put on completing and opening the two new elementary schools, the West Clermont Local School District maintenance and custodial staff spent a lot of time this summer making upgrades and repairs to the district’s 10 other buildings. FULL STORY, A6
passed in May is not generating enough extra revenue to make an impact on police funding. He said the department needed the addiEllington tional funding to replace an officer who retired and replace aging police vehicles. “We cannot make it through 2011 without cutbacks,” Sucher said. The 10-mill levy would have generated $734,144 a year in revenue, based on tax year 2009 valuations, according to information provided by the Clermont County Auditor’s Office. The combined 3mill and 7-mill levies generate $587,493 a year. If the 10-mill levy had passed, both the 3-mill and 7-mill levies would have been canceled. “We’re working hard to keep our budget tight,” Ellington said. “People are just tired of taxes.” For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/amelia.
Voters in Clermont County have voted to continue to support Children’s Protective Services and the Mental Health and Recovery Board. FOR MORE ELECTION RESULTS, SEE PAGE A2.
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the department needs new heart monitors, rescue tools, mobile data terminals and turnout gear. Riley also wants to hire three additional firefighters. He said the district will not begin the process of ordering new equipment or hiring firefighters until the vote count is certified. “It was only a few hundred votes,” he said “We’re going to wait.” For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/bataviatownship.
year, according to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office. That levy will continue to be collected. The new levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 house $88.81 more a year for a total of $223.96, according to the auditor’s office. It is a continuing levy and does not expire. The equipment that needs to be replaced includes two fire engines, two EMS units, a water tender, a brush unit, two staff vehicles and a command vehicle. In addition,
Layoffs possible after Amelia levy defeat
County-wide levies approved
A Duke Energy driver arrested for drunken driving after he was involved in a crash in the village of Batavia pleaded guilty Wednesday, Nov. 3. Kenneth E. Mathers, 60, of Tate Township avoided a jury trial in a plea agreement between prosecutors and the defense. He entered guilty pleas to three counts of aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony. A fourth count, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, was dismissed. FULL STORY, A5
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Pierce Township Police Chief James Smith hands out candy to Halloween trick-ortreaters Saturday Oct. 30. Officers were posted at the highest pedestrian locations throughout the township with lights flashing to slow traffic and protect children. It was the ninth year for the program and not a single child has been struck during that time, Smith said.
Layoffs in the Amelia Police Department are possible with the failure of the 10-mill levy needed for operations. “We have some tough decisions to make,” said Mayor Leroy Ellington. “There will be layoffs coming in the future.” The levy received 506 votes in favor to 557 votes in opposition. The results have not been certified. “I am very disappointed,” Ellington said of the results. “I think we made a good case for the need for additional revenue.” There are 10 officers in the Amelia Police Department, five full-time and five part-time. During some shifts there is only one officer on duty, said Police Chief Jeff Sucher. In May, voters approved a 3mill replacement levy, but rejected a 7-mill replacement levy. The current 7-year levy was passed in 1999. Sucher said the 3-mill levy
New Richmond rejects renewal levy By John Seney email@example.com
The renewal of a five-year operating levy was rejected by New Richmond voters Nov. 2. The levy renewal received 295 voters in favor to 318 votes in opposition. The vote totals are uncertified. “I’m disappointed,” Mayor Ramona Carr said. “At the next
council meeting we’ll probably discuss whether to put it on the ballot in May.” She said village officials also may have to look at possible budget cuts. Passage of the 3-mill levy would not have resulted in an increase in taxes. The levy was for a period of five years, beginning in 2011 and ending in 2015.
The Clermont County Board of Elections will meet later this month to certify the election. At that time, there also will be provisional votes to be included in this vote total. Deputy Director Mike Keeley said several hundred provisional ballots were requested Election Day. However, he did not know how many were from individual communities. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/newrichmond.
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Batavia Township trustees Nov. 4 gave final approval for a private
drug and alcohol treatment center at a 51-acre site. The trustees Sept. 7 approved the rezoning of the site from agricultural to planned development.
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Attorney Jay Bennett, representing Healthcare Venture Partners, said the facility would be physicianrun and be staffed by counselors and nurses. “I think this is a great thing,” Bennett said. He said the facility was all voluntary with no courtordered patients. Patients would pay between $25,000 and $30,000 for a minimum stay of 28 days. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/bataviatownship.
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Both county-wide levies pass By Kellie Geist email@example.com
Voters in Clermont County has decided to continue to support Children’s Protective Services and the Mental Health and Recovery Board. With all precincts reporting, the Children’s Protective Services levy received 37,984 votes for the levy and 24,335 against the levy. The Mental Health and Recovery Board levy received 34,741 votes for the levy and 27,672 votes against the levy. These vote totals are uncertified. Both county-wide levies were renewals and will not raise taxes. Children’s Protective Services Deputy Director Tim Dick said he is
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our success.” Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud said he wanted to congratulate both agencies and thank the voters. “I am extremely gratified that the voters saw fit to continue their support of these two very important levies,” he said. “Clermont County has such great people who see the needs and are willing to support them. That’s one of the things that makes Clermont County such a great county.” “These levies are both renewals and they won’t increase taxes, which helped them pass, but the services they provide to the people they serve are important,” Proud said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/clermontcounty.
Amelia council votes to bring back TV By John Seney
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thankful for the voters’ support. “The community has shown their support by renewing this levy,” he said. “Hundreds of abused and neglected children will be saved and protected because of the generosity of the Clermont County community.” Karen Scherra, executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board, said the continued support will mean the county’s mental health programs can continue. “This levy was really important to our programs, especially with the economy and the state budget. We appreciate that the voters supported us,” she said. “ … I think the fact that we only asked for a renewal and we proved we had a need is what led to
The Amelia village council, which in July voted to stop televising meetings as a cost-saving measure, decided Nov. 1 to resume the broadcasts. Council Member Renee Gerber, who voted to halt the broadcasts in July, switched her vote. “We’re going to be faced with hard issues after the election,” she said. “Bring back the cameras to show
what council is doing.” The vote was a 3 to 3 tie, with c o u n c i l members Todd Hart Gerber and Chuck Thacker voting with Gerber. Mayor Leroy Ellington broke the tie. “I think the broadcasts are of significant value,” Ellington said. Council member Bob Pollitt, who voted against
resuming the broadcasts, suggested the village buy its own video camera and tape the meetings, rather than contracting with Union Township. He said village officials should look into putting the broadcasts on the village website. Union Township Television began taping the meetings in 2009 for broadcast on Clermont County’s public access channel. Recordings of the broadcasts also were available at the public
library. Taping the meetings was costing the village about $200 to $250 a month, said Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin. Ellington Nov. 3 said he checked with Union Township officials who said they would resume the broadcasts at the Dec. 6 village council meeting. The cost would be the same. “It’s all set to go,” Ellington said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/amelia.
Wilson ousts Croswell in commissioner race By John Seney and Kellie Geist firstname.lastname@example.org
Republican Clermont County Commissioner candidate Archie Wilson defeat-
ed incumbent Scott Croswell Tuesday. With all 200 precincts reporting, Wilson had 35,829 votes to Croswell’s 24,132. The results are uncertified. “The truth always pre-
vails,” Wilson said. “I’m happy with the people of Clermont County.” Croswell, who was elected to two terms as a Republican, ran as an independent after Wilson received the
county GOP endorsement. Wilson is a Batavia Township trustee. Croswell will remain a commissioner until Dec. 31. “I wish Archie and everyone else well,” he said.
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Clermont facing increase in child abuse cases linked to heroin “If this pace continues, there is a possibility we could have an estimated 600 children in the custody of Clermont County Children’s Protective Services (CPS) by the end of the year,” said CPS Foster Care Supervisor Erica Boller. “In the first three months of this year we had twice as many cases as we had in the first six months of last year.” Boller said tensions linked to the tightening economy and the proliferation of heroin and other drugs can be linked to many of the cases. “Just about every week, we are called about another child born to a heroinaddicted mother,” said CPS Intake Department Supervisor Susan Grabowski. “This is a situation that is impacting counties and cities across the country.” Boller said the number of children requiring out-ofhome care continues to increase each year. In 2009, more than 300 children were in the care of CPS. “While we strive for uni-
fication of families, it is not always possible,” said Boller. Of the children who must be removed from their homes, as a result of abuse or neglect, around 85 percent return to their families. In a growing number of cases, children removed from a home cannot be placed in the custody of other family members. “Our caseworkers are finding that the heroinabuse situation is not only impacting the parents of these children, in many cases the grandparents are also addicted,” said Grabowski. She said there is a critical need for more foster parents in the county to provide stability and guidance to those children who cannot go home. To report a case of possible child abuse or neglect call (513) 732-STOP. If you are interested in becoming a Clermont County foster parent, or for more information about child abuse and neglect, visit the website www.Clermont SupportsKids.org.
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New Richmond charter proposal rejected By John Seney email@example.com
New Richmond voters Nov. 2 rejected a proposal to set up a charter commission to create a charter form of government. The vote was 251 for the
charter proposal to 343 against. The vote totals have not been certified. “A lot of people just didn’t understand it,” Mayor Ramona Carr said. David Johnson, one of the 15 members of the proposed charter commission,
said he was “very disappointed.” “There is in this election cycle a lot of negativity in the air about government, and some of that may have affected this,” he said. “I think we made a good job of presenting our case to
the people,” Johnson said. The charter would have given the village home rule, which gives council more control over village affairs. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/newrichmond.
Pierce Twp. to use grant for hillside project By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
Pierce Township officials will use a $197,500 grant to help pay for a hillside stabilization project. The trustees Oct. 12 voted to accept the grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission, which requires a $52,500 match from the township. The money will be used to shore up the hillside along a section of
Wagner Road. Administrator Dave Elmer said the local match will come from the township’s road and bridge fund and will be used for an engineering study. He said if the total project costs more than $250,000, the township may have to pay more. Stan Shadwell of Legendwood Lane asked if it was “prudent to enter into a contract if you don’t
know how much it will cost?” Trustee Gregg Conrad said the road is failing and needs to be fixed. He said it was better to take the $197,500 when it was available. Fiscal Officer Karen Register said if the bids come back too high, the trustees can void them. Elmer said the grant money will not be available until July 2011, so the project would probably not begin until late 2011 or early 2012.
Ferenc elected new common pleas judge Clermont County has a new Common Pleas Judge – Ric Ferenc. Ferenc, a Republican, beat Democratic incumbent Ken Zuk by more than 4,000 votes according to uncertified results by the Clermont County Board of
Elections. Ferenc earned 28,414 votes, while Zuk earned 24,356 with all 200 Clermont County precincts reporting. “It’s exciting, it’s satisfying, but … it’s pretty humbling that that many people
put their trust in me that don’t really know me,” Ferenc said. “I worked hard, I sent out about 65,000 mailers and had signs and a great website. It’s a great feeling, I have to admit.” Zuk was appointed to the
position in February 2009 after former Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/clermontcounty.
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The Southwest Ohio DROP (Dispose Responsibly of Pharmaceuticals) is a regional collaboration of government, law enforcement, healthcare and environmental professionals working to reduce the amount of stored and improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals that enter the environment. Disposal of unwanted and expired medicine will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the following loca-
tions, said Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg: • Bethel Fire Station, 149 N. East St. • Pierce Township Fire station, 950 Locust Corner Road. • Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. • Central Joint Fire Station, 2401 Old Ohio 32. A law enforcement officer will be present at each location as required by the DEA, and several other county departments will have volunteers on site to pass out pamphlets and answer questions about the program,” Rodenberg said. Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said, “The Sheriff's Office and Clermont County Narcotics Unit will be responsible for picking up, weighing and destroying all materials collected from each individual site. This is a way to provide public safety and to keep pharmaceuticals out of our local water system.”
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EASTGATE – Applebee’s in Eastgate welcomes local veterans, past and present, to enjoy one of seven complimentary signature entrées this Veterans Day. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center will be on site from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The restaurant is honoring veterans by dedicating a monument for local and fallen heroes. The “West Clermont By Request” and Glen Este High School Band will start the ceremony, and U.S. Army members will present the colors. Jim Missman, father of fallen Army Spc. Gregory J. Missman, will conduct the dedication. Afterwards, the Kenny Welch Band will take the stage at 7 p.m. Applebee’s Eastgate is at 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.
Nick Erdy benefit
CLERMONT COUNTY – To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, LCpl Nicholas B. Erdy, the sixth annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner, provided by Texas Roadhouse, open bar, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds go to The Nick Erdy Foundation – an organization the family founded to maintain scholarships in Nick’s honor and to benefit several local, not-for-profit
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Survey about finances
NEW RICHMOND – School district officials are conducting a Community Financial survey Nov. 1 through Nov. 12. The survey is intended for district residents only. Residents can either take the survey on-line or at one of the district school buildings, including the Market Street School, 212 Market St. The survey is available online at http://www.edline. net/pages/New_Richmond_E VSD/Financial_Survey. The results of this survey will be shared with the public at the school board finance committee meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 16, in the board room at the Market Street School. Public participation at all school board finance meetings is encouraged.
BATAVIA – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County Commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County history. The commissioners have installed a display case in the lobby of the Administration Building, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on
county history. For November, the Clermont County Veterans Commission will have a militaryrelated display. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the administration building.
New history book
CLERMONT COUNTY – The newly written history book of Clermont County with more than 90 pages and 150 pictures is currently at the publisher. If all goes well, the book should be available in late November or early December. Twenty local authors contributed to the book covering such subjects as: Early settlers; formation of the county; township and village histories, Civil War and abolition, transpiration and veterans. The Clermont County History Society is offering free shipping on all orders made by Dec. 1. The price is $34.95. Cost for mailing after Dec. 1 to Ohio residents is $2.27. CCHS members receive a 10-percent discount, $3.50. The book also will be available from many Clermont County historical organizations when it is published. Send orders to Clermont County Historical Society, P.O. Box 14, Batavia, OH 45103. Include your name, address and phone number.
WILLIAMSBURG – During November, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Williamsburg library. The display features “Tools of the Past.” The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the library.
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Soup kitchen thief sentenced to community service A man convicted of stealing $125 from an Amelia soup kitchen was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after the soup kitchen operator asked for mercy. Bryan Deborde, 29, 22 Church St. in Amelia, will serve the community service working at Grace and Mercy Outreach Inc. at 17 W. Main St. Rick McCarty, who operates Grace and Mercy, told
Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Zuk T h u r s d a y, Nov. 4, asked the Deborde judge to sentence Deborde to community service rather than prison time. However, Deborde also was being sentenced for a home burglary. The burglary victim, Danny Lee of Amelia, told the judge he favored prison
time. Prosecutor Scott O’Reilly said because of previous convictions and lack of remorse by Deborde, he also favored prison time. Zuk ordered Deborde be sent to a community-based correctional facility near Lebanon, Ohio. The facility provides rehabilitation treatment as an alternative. He will be there four and six months, and then serve his community service time. When Zuk announced
Duke driver involved in crash pleads guilty By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
A Duke Energy driver arrested for drunken driving after he was involved in a crash in the village of Batavia pleaded guilty Wednesday, Nov. 3. Kenneth E. Mathers, 60, of Tate Township avoided a jury trial in a plea agreement between prosecutors and the defense. He entered guilty pleas to three counts of aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony. A fourth count, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, was dismissed. Mathers was arrested May 9 after he was involved in a crash with two other vehicles in the 300 block of Foundry Avenue. Batavia Police Chief Mike Gardner said the crash occurred when Mathers went left of center and crashed into a minivan and another vehicle. Barbara Whaley of Batavia Township, the driver of the minivan, said she spent 10 days in intensive care in the hospital as a result of the crash. “I’m glad,” she said after Mathers was found guilty. Clermont County Com-
mon Pleas Judge Victor Haddad told Mathers he could face a minimum of three years and a maxiMathers mum of 15 years in prison. He also could be fined up to $30,000 and lose his driver’s license for between two and 10 years. Haddad ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20. Prosecutors Bill Ferris and Kevin Miles said they would make no recommendation on a sentence. Ferris said Mathers, who has been in the Clermont County Jail since his arrest, would likely receive credit for the time spent in jail. Mathers was on duty at the time of the crash and was driving a boom truck carrying a utility pole. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/bataviatownshi.
Deborde would not be serving prison time, Lee uttered a profanity and began to leave the courtroom. Zuk ordered Lee back in the courtroom. After Deborde’s sentencing was complete, Zuk ordered Lee to come forward. Lee apologized for the remark, but Zuk sent him to jail for 10 days for contempt of court. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/amelia.
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Although there was a lot of focus put on completing and opening the two new elementary schools, the West Clermont Local School District maintenance and custodial staff spent a lot of time this summer making upgrades and repairs to the district’s 10 other buildings. “Every year we look hard at all of our buildings and we ask the school staff what may need upgrading or repaired,” said Director of Operations Ed Dyer. “It was a little harder this year because a lot of our staff was tied up at Amelia (Elementary School) and WT (Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School,) but there was still a lot done.” Dyer said it’s important for the staff to keep up on building maintenance and repairs so the structures – many of which are more than 50 years old – can continue to serve the students. “If you don’t maintain what you have, it can slide backwards really fast,” he said. “It doesn’t take long for things to go downhill if you don’t address them.” “You can’t just ask for money to build new schools because you didn’t take care of the old ones,” Dyer said. Some of the projects were completed with the help of booster groups – like the gym renovations at Glen Este High School – but all of the money used for building upkeep is from the capital improvement fund, said Treasurer Alana Cropper. Superintendent Gary Brooks said the volume of projects completed is a testament to Dyer and his staff. “Ed has such a great connection with the community ... it’s really unbelievable what he does for this district. He’s really a diamond,” Brooks said. The West Clermont Local School District has 12 schools encompassing 988,000 square feet and 379 acres. What was done: All of the schools received HVAC controls upgrades. • Brantner Elementary: Removed and replaced asbestos floor tiles in two classrooms, upgraded exit lights and repaired the library counter. • Clough Pike Elementary: Upgraded the ceilings and lights in two classrooms, repaired the pavement and sealed and striped the parking lot. • Holly Hill Elementary: Removed carpet and installed tile in seven classrooms, removed asbestos, repaired sidewalks,
added playground mulch and prepped the classrooms for county special needs programs. • Merwin Elementary: Replaced tile and removed asbestos in four classrooms, painted flagpole, replaced office cabinets, added playground mulch, replaced window shades in all classrooms, replaced rest room stalls, repaired pavement, upgraded ceilings and lights in two classrooms. • Summerside Elementary: Painted gym ceiling and walls and upgraded gym lights, removed asbestos and replaced the gym floor, repaired sidewalk, upgraded ceiling and lighting in two classrooms, painted two classrooms, replaced outside entrance door. • Willowville Elementary: Repaired pavement, removed asbestos pipe wrap, replaced water heater and installed new kiln and vent. • Amelia Middle: Removed modular classrooms, upgraded ceilings and lights in hallway, installed new bathroom partitions, replaced outside doors, repaired sidewalk, replaced transformer, repaired front gates, trimmed trees, replaced water heater, removed asbestos pipe wrap, repaired security camera and screened/recoated gym floor. • Glen Este Middle: Asbestos removal of heat line insulation, repaired canopy supports and gutters, repaired and painted window panels, painted hallways, replaced a drinking fountain, moved the kiln, repaired blacktop, sealed and striped driveway, repaired floor tiles, screened/recoated gym floor. • Amelia High: Replaced outside doors, repaired pavement, put gravel in football and baseball field parking lots, repaired floor tiles, repaired sidewalk, replaced carpet on handicapped ramp, repaired plumbing, trimmed trees, painted goal posts, repaired football and soccer lights, replaced kitchen exhaust fan, seeded the fields, screened/coated gym floor. • Glen Este High: Replaced boiler, repaired sidewalks painted gym floor and walls, waterproofed gym walls, refinished gym floor, replaced lift station valves, repaired plumbing, removed asbestos tile, upgraded Communication Technology Small School office ceiling, repaired blacktop, trimmed trees, repaired inside and outside bleachers, seeded the fields, replaced partition walls, repaired football field lights, replaced transformer, removed asbestos pipe wrap, replaced the speed drive, cleaned the grease trap and made repairs to the roof. • Staff also replaced the gutters on the transportation office building.
Six members of Petermann LLC, the company that provides bus service to West Clermont students, recently competed in the regional Road-E-O, a contest for bus drivers that tests their skill as drivers. They are, from left, Reba Watson, Debbie Wittmann, Tammy Waddle, John Laake and Transportation Supervisor Nick Darnell.
Students help beautify Mt. Carmel By Kellie Geist email@example.com
Mt. Carmel will be filled with art thanks to hundreds of first graders. The business district’s 18, 40inch plastic flower pots currently are spread out among a number of elementary schools getting a fresh coat of paint. Union Township Communications Director Gina DiMario said the first graders in 10 elementary schools – all of the West Clermont elementary schools as well as St. Thomas More and St. Veronica – will be working to paint the pots. “They can paint whatever they choose, maybe they’ll do flowers or handprints, but it’s totally up to
them,” DiMario said. “The kids are going to brighten up these pots and make them colorful and interesting, which will really perk up the business district.” The pots are plastic, not clay, so they are safer for the little kids, DiMario said. The pots belong on CincinnatiBatavia Pike, but the Union Township Service Department employees have been removing them, cleaning them out and delivering them to the schools for the project. Gina Code, principal at St. Veronica, said art class is planning to paint pots early next year. “We haven’t put down exactly what we’re going to do, but the first graders should have them
painted by February,” she said. “We are excited to be involved and we love that the kids will be able to see their art work in the community. I think they’ll all want to put their names on the pots and tell everyone about them,” Code said. She also said the project gives St. Veronica a chance to be involved with the community and get the word out about the school. “I also hope it will get people out into the community,” Code said. DiMario said the township plans to have the pots back in Mt. Carmel by early spring for planting. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/uniontownship.
College newsletter wins gold, silver medals UC Clermont College’s newsletter, Connection, has been awarded a gold medal in the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Medallion Awards competition. Additionally, a brochure highlighting UC Clermont’s arts program received a silver medal in the same contest. Winners were announced at NCMPR’s District 3 Conference in Indianapolis in October. “It was a thrill to be recognized by our peers for our marketing and public relations department’s hard work on both publications,” said Mae Hanna, UC Clermont College’s director of marketing and public relations. Hanna was also recently elected director of the NCMPR District 3 region, which includes two-year colleges in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario. “Although I’ve been active in NCMPR for nine years, the regional director position on this national board has given me even more opportunities to share ideas and explore the latest issues faced by my colleagues at similar institutions of higher learning across the nation,” said Hanna. She is currently serving a two-year term on the organization’s national board. Hanna has worked in the communications field for almost 20 years. Her communications career has included stops across the country – as a newspaper reporter and copy editor in Pensacola, Fla., corporate communications director in Santa Ana, Calif., as well as posi-
From left are UC Clermont’s Mae Hanna and Terry Moore at the Medallion Awards Dinner and Ceremony receiving their awards in Indianapolis in October. tions on community college campuses in Mississippi, California, Kentucky and finally back in her home state of Ohio. There were more than 350 entries in the NCMPR Medallions competition. NCMPR exclusively represents marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. As one of the fastest-growing affiliates of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCMPR has more than 1,550 members from more than 650 colleges across the U.S., Canada and other countries.
UC Clermont’s Wallace honored with service award Barbara Wallace, director of UC Clermont College’s College Success Program, has been honored with the President’s Call to Service Award. The national recognition acknowledges a minimum of 4,000 hours of volunteer service, both personally and professionally. Humbled by the award, Wallace insists on deferring the credit, saying she’s gratified to have worked behind the scenes on a variety of projects through the years.
“The award recognizes the important work that’s been done by so many other people, because in my position, I build the program and Wallace match faculty and student resources with identified community needs,” she said. “I have to give credit to those who make it possible for me to do this
work: The ongoing support of the administration, wonderful faculty, committed students and our terrific community partners.” A life-long advocate for social justice issues, with an emphasis on poverty alleviation and literacy, Wallace has championed UC Clermont’s Service Learning program since her arrival on campus four years ago. “Service learning combines community service with classroom instruction and focuses on
reflection, critical thinking and civic responsibility,” she said. “In addition to instruction in the classroom, students learn from the community. These programs help students reach outside their comfort zones to gain a better understanding of the needs of the people in the surrounding area.” First introduced to the concept in 1995, Wallace implemented Service Learning programs at several higher education institutions prior to joining UC Clermont.
Presently, she works with Zach Bartush, the College’s Americorps VISTA Service Learning and Civic Engagement coordinator, to organize and promote service opportunities to both faculty and students. The program currently includes courses in a variety of disciplines. In the past two academic years, 405 students completed nearly 5,200 service hours with 20 different community partners, mostly in the Clermont County region.
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Thomas brings GE another state title By Mark Chalifoux
I felt so good. I just got better and better.”
Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas became the first female individual state champion at Glen Este last spring when she won a state title in track. The senior picked up her second state championship Nov. 6 as she finished first in the Ohio High School Division I state cross country meet. Thomas finished first with a personal record of 17:41.5. Thomas recently spoke to the Community Journal about her accomplishments. How did it feel heading to the finish line knowing you were in first place? “It was so amazing. I saw my time and I saw it was going to be a personal record and I thought it was so cool. It didn’t feel real,
BRIEFLY Petty is scholar-athlete
Barb Petty, a Glen Este High School graduate, was named a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Scholar-Athlete for October. Petty is in her fourth year as a student-athlete Petty at Chatham University. The senior is a three-time All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference selection (2007-09) for tennis. Petty was also the women’s tennis PAC Athlete of the Week on Sept. 7. She is also a member of the basketball team and was an 2007-2008 & 2008-2009 Honorable Mention all-PAC selection as well as an 20092010 Second team All-PAC Selection. Petty has also made the PAC Basketball Academic Honor Roll. Around campus, Petty is an exercise science major who has earned a 3.50 grade point average (GPA). She is the secretary/treasurer for the class of 2011 and is an active member in the Exercise Science Club and Chemistry Society. Petty is also a CSG representative and the tennis representative for SAAC.
The week at McNick
• The McNicholas boys’ soccer team lost 1-0 to Columbus St. Francis DeSales in Division II regional semifinals, Nov. 2. • In girls’ soccer, McNicholas beat Wyoming 1-0 in Division II regional semifinals, Nov. 3. McNick’s Alli Thul made four saves, and Tricia Walsh scored the goal. McNicholas advances to play Indian Hill Nov. 6.
Now that you’ve won two state titles, does that motivate you more to try to make it three during your final track season this spring? “That would be great, yeah. It would be awesome, but I’m really satisfied with being able to win at least cross country because I love track, but I always, always wanted to win it in cross country.”
Michelle Thomas of Glen Este gets a hug from her coach and Holly Schwalbach, after Thomas won the Division I Girls State Cross Country championship. that’s for sure.” When did you think you had a good chance to win it? “After the 800 I looked
around and didn’t see a ton of people around me and I felt so good and felt like I needed to pick it up and when no one went with me,
How well has the school supported you during the postseason? “The kids at my school are so supportive. Before I went to state, the band walked through the halls playing and kids lined up down the hallway to wish me good luck. It was really cool. It’s a great feeling knowing so many people
care about how you do and knowing they are proud of you no matter what.” What advice would you give someone running in the state meet for the first time? “You need to try to stay calm before you run. Don’t get all worked up. It’s OK to be a little nervous but then just have fun and enjoy every moment of it. It doesn’t happen very often so you have to make the most of it.” What do you love most about running for Glen Este? “I definitely love my team. They are so supportive of everything and came up to cheer for me. Everyone tries to come up to root me on and they are great.” Now that you’re a senior, have you made any
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Michelle Thomas wasn’t the only runner representing the area at the state cross country meet. New Richmond senior Timmy Hall, the SBAAC American Division Runner of the Year, competed in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state cross country meet and finished with a time of 17:17.1, good for No. 80 overall. plans for the future yet? “I definitely want to run in college, for sure, but I haven’t really decided much about that yet.” What’s your favorite thing about running at the state meet? “The crowd of people screaming when the race starts and when you finish. It sounds like thousands of people because everyone is together. It’s a great experience, and it gets you pumped up.”
Trojans football ends on high note The following is a submitted summary of the Trojans’ game and season. In the final game for 24 seniors, Glen Este’s Trojans left everything on the field in a valiant upset effort against one of Ohio’s top state-ranked Division II teams, Winton Woods, coming up just short in a heartbreaking 21-20 loss on Senior Night Oct. 29. After a 10-yard scoring pass from QB Shane Seckman to Conner Meranda with 57 seconds to play brought GE to within one point, the Trojans were stopped on a potential game-winning two-point conversion try, then narrowly missed recovering the ensuing onside kickoff by Aaron Stephens. The Warriors, averaging over 42 points a game and a 25-point margin of victory in their 8-game winning streak, boasting the city’s leading runner and scorer in Aaron Kemper with 1,361 yards and 28 touchdowns, found themselves trailing 70 to the fired-up Trojans at halftime. When a booming punt late in the first quarter by Travis Jones, followed by a 15-yard third down sack, had completely flipped the early field position, GE took over at the Winton Woods 32 following a poor Warrior punt. After a nine play drive, which included a key third down pass from Seckman to Mike Hogue, Colin Pittman punched it in from the one with 9:31 left in the second quarter.
Glen Este No. 27 Alec Scardina, center, scores a touchdown on the next play after an interception to give Glen Este a 14-7 lead against Winton Woods, Oct. 29, as offensive line players No. 72 Michael Kennedy, No. 63 Kyle Turner and No. 53 Brandon Jones create a hole for the runner. Glen Este lost 21-20. Two potential touchdown-saving open field tackles by Jones, then stops by Todd Davis and later Pittman on fourth down at the GE 31, thwarted the next Warrior possession. Following a GE punt, a fourth-down sack by Robbie Russell again gave the Trojans the ball, this time at the GE 42 with less than a minute left in the half. Pittman gained eight, then two pass completions to Alec Scardina got the Trojans to the Warrior 30, but Jerdon Louiso’s 47-yard field goal attempt fell just short as time expired. Glen Este’s defense was
geared to stop Kemper, and they did keep him off the scoreboard, but Winton Woods QB Thomas Owens took over and led the Warriors on a 65-yard 6:32 minute scoring drive to open the second half. Trojan safety Corey Goedde intercepted an Owens’ pass at the WW 40 and returned it to the 6-yard line, then Scardina scored on the next play, giving GE a 14-7 edge as time expired in the third period. The lead was fleeting, however, as Owens went 60 yards on the second play after the kickoff, tying the score at 14-14 with 11:21 to play in
the game. With eight minutes left, Glen Este gambled with a fake punt on 4th and 13 from their 28, Anthony Clark coming up just short at the 40-yard line. A holding penalty, one of several they incurred, slowed the Warriors temporarily, but with 4:10 to play Owens scored again on a 35-yard scamper, giving them their first lead at 21-14. Glen Este then drove 79 yards to score with 57 seconds left, key plays being a 23-yard pass to Scardina and a 10-yard run by Hogue, followed by the 10-yard scoring pass to Meranda.
GE then went to Pittman, their always reliable goalline back, on the conversion try, but it was not to be this time, as the Trojans absorbed their fourth loss by three or less points, a total of seven points separating them from a possible 8-2 season. Five seniors missed all or significant parts of the game due to injuries, including Trey Blank, Matt Jones and Travis Jones on defense, along with RB Austin Duncanson and WR Josh Buttrick offensively. Key defensive plays were made by Victor Cave, John Mikolay, Kyle Rettinger, Justin Mulloney, James Mikolay, Brian Schock, and Mitchell Crooks. Other seniors in their last game were Seth Woods, Keith Blanton, wide receiver Wynton Overcast, and five (of six) members of the all-important offensive line, including Cory Downs, Kyle Turner, Michael Kennedy, Tim McBride, and Corey Burris, the sixth being sophomore Brandon Jones. After the game, many seniors lingered on the field, mingling with teammates and other classmates, not wanting to leave for the last time. They will find that the disappointment and frustration of the close losses and “what might have been” will eventually fade, but that the memories and friendships of their four years together will last a lifetime. For that, is high school football.
McNick football rolls into 2nd round By Nick Dudukovich email@example.com
Earning his 200th career victory was the last thing on the mind of McNicholas High School football coach Steve Klonne. Klonne was only concerned with one thing: Advancing to the next round of the Division III state playoffs. With a 28-0 victory over Dayton Dunbar, Nov. 6, the Rockets accomplished the veteran coach’s goal. Senior running back Ryan Haynes rushed for 108 yards and
Rob Rice rushed for 63 yards and touchdown to help lift McNick to victory. With the win, the Rocket’s have exceeded the exceptions placed on them to start the year, “It’s been so long since McNick has gone to the postseason...(this team) started to believe they could do this,” Klonne said. Klonne said his team just wanted a chance to play in November. “It’s a big thrill and it’s been the team’s opening goal from the start of the season; to win league and have
a playoff shot,” Klonne said. “They are excited about playing in the playoffs and seeing what it’s all about.” Klonne attributed his squad’s success this season to the team’s “never-give-up” attitude. “We’ve got a team that’s had some tough games and a tough schedule,” Klonne said. “One thing this team has done is they don’t find a way to lose, they find a way to win, no matter what the odds and no matter the score...they figure out a way to get it done.” Klonne knew entering the game
that Dunbar was a fast, athletic team. The coach added he was concerned with how McNick would match up with Dunbar’s big, physical players. The Rocket’s defense rose to the challenge and only yielded 119 yards of offense, while shutting out Dunbar. McNick will face Roger Bacon High School in the regional semifinals, Nov. 13. McNick beat Roger Bacon, 2114, during week seven of the regular season.
McNick quarterback Matt Staubach scrambles with the ball against Dunbar.
Last week’s question
What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? “Thank you so much for putting your lives on the line to fight for our freedom. It is truly appreciated!” C.F. “That all we have in the way of freedom is because of their service and sacrifice.” B.N. “Thank you and God bless you, that you were there to step up to the challenges of defending this great nation. It is the sacrifices that you made, putting your country’s honor above all, that make we as Americans, proud!” C.A.S. Thank you to all the veterans for their service to our country. We can never repay you enough for your sacrifice; our country is indebted to you and your families for what you did, defending and protecting our freedom and our way of life. May we all do a better job of appreciating our veterans and what they mean for to our country. Without them, we wouldn’t be the great nation that we are today.” C.J.G. “During the recent election – even as our troops were bleeding and dying in Kandahar – the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were nowhere on the radar of American voters. “On the news, one Tea Party leader commented, ‘If a candidate was a veteran it would be a plus if everything else was equal on the issues. But that’s not what this election is all about.’ “On Veterans Day, let’s remember the great gift we received from the men and women who defended this country. Without them, neither the Tea Party, nor the Democrats, nor the Republicans, nor any of us would have any freedom to express our thoughts on any issues whatsoever. “And certainly, let’s remember that young Americans are shedding their blood for us right now every day in two countries ... and that our troops face danger in several other parts of the world.” Tom Keller “To veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11: “God bless you all. There are no words in any language that are adequate to convey the depth of my gratitude for the sacrifices you have made in defense of our freedom. “Thanks especially to those of you who have had to risk your lives in combat so that we can enjoy the peace that we have.” B.B.
This week’s question
Which election result most surprised you? Which one most disappointed you? Why?
Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line.
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Wilson is the choice
Despite all illusions in the Clermont County commissioners’ race, Archie Wilson was victorious with a comfortable margin. As an elected Clermont County Republican Party central committee representative, I worked my precinct passing out the Republican voting guide. I did not agree with every candidate, but I supported them and some races were close and support was needed. It is a sad day when the elected trustees of the two major townships – Miami and Union – who are also Republican Party members, backed the opponent, despite Wilson being the only Republican candidate. I thank all the folks that took the time and exercised their privilege to vote. A godson in the U.S Army, who served in the Middle East, has commented folks there risk their lives to vote. And the registered voters turnout is routinely a very high percentage there. Here, we apparently take the privilege as commonplace and neglect such privilege as seen in the low voters turnout. A sincere thanks to the voters of Clermont County, who cast the some 35,800 votes, approximately 60 percent margin, for the “correct” candidate. You certainly made the right decision and
Archie’s performance as our next commissioner will justify such. Michael Collins Miami Township
A daily whisper to some
As a combat veteran of more than 40 years ago, I hear the daily whisper from those who we too often cradled, the then dying, the now dead. Over the years, time has not dulled my memory of them. Veterans Day is every day and their whispers are often heard in my solitude. It’s generally before my wife awakes and right before the sun comes up while sitting on the back deck with a cup of coffee The whispers tell me never to forget that very special short-lived camaraderie that we shared. They ask not to be forgotten and as a nation, to look after those that they so much wanted to come home to. The once horrid memories and hard to deal with feelings of overwhelming guilt are forever over. I have evolved due to their whispers. I still however recall the circumstances. I remembers their names. I see their faces. I no longer lash out. I listen. Someone will thank you. It might be from a class you conduct, a flower you place, a cere-
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A good time was had by all at the Pregnancy Care Center Clermont’s banquet and fundraiser held at Receptions Eastgate Oct. 21. More than 252 people attended to learn more about the ministry, its current services and its vision for the future. Mike Long, nationally-known speaker, shared his successful ideas on how to teach abstinence to young people in churches, school and other youth ministries. Various businesses, foundations and individuals contributed to underwrite the cost of the banquet, including: All Creatures Animal Hospital, Amelia; Brandstetter’s Kanga Roof, Amelia; Barb Carney, real estate broker, Batavia; Brian Zboril; Creation Museum, Petersburg, Ky.; Fred Debra Triple D Heating and Cooling, Cincinnati; Grater’s Ice Cream and Bakery, Anderson Township; Great Scott Restaurant; Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Jones; Jennie and John Peter; The Juilfs Foundation; Kroger Amelia Station; Karline
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The Power of Volunteers to be honored Clermont 20/20 is seeking nominations for volunteers that have made major contributions to their community in 2010. Each of the 14 townships in Clermont County and the city of Milford are encouraged to recognize and nominate either individuals or groups that have made a difference in the quality of life of your neighborhood. In today’s difficult economic environment, the generous gift of time, talent and treasure by community volunteers is ever more important. We are trying to identify volunteers making their community a better place to live with no expectation of recognition or reward. Serving others instead of self is deserving of attention and recognition. I hope you’ll take just a few moments to think about what individual or what group in your community deserve public praise and recognition for taking the extra time and energy to care about others.
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Re-engage in life despite economy Before the recent economic “crash,” the rules for living were: Invest in your education and career; be the best you can be; and work hard to get ahead. However, in this era of uncertain employment, the rules seem to have changed. Many are exasperated, angry and discouraged in their search for a secure future. Anxiety and depression characterize times of change and trauma, especially when we feel our choices are limited. Difficult as our circumstances may be, we must find a way to assess our lives and re-engage life in a hopeful way. One life skill developed by our grandparents during the 16 years of the Great Depression and World War II was resilience, the ability to adapt to life’s setbacks, to roll with the punches. A resilient person keeps func-
tioning, both physically and psychologically, in the face of stress, adversity, trauma and tragedy. Offered below are thinking and Susan Kleine behavior strateCommunity gies that will us stand in Press guest help times of trouble. columnist • Find meaning in your circumstances. What are some positive reasons for what is happening to us? How might these experiences improve our lives as we learn new things and develop unused abilities? • Become your own hero. Each of us possess a life story that reflects our choices and intentions. We can decisively add to life in
positive ways. We can encourage ourselves and our families to avoid negative thoughts, attitudes and actions that distract us from what is important. We can provide pro-active leadership that will respond to changes in a helpful way. • Connect with others by sharing. Communicating with others experiencing similar difficulties will help us feel less isolated and victimized. Opportunities will arise where we can share time, experience, resources, and service, maybe even to others who have it a bit harder. We feel better in community with others who care. • Improve your health. By improving our eating, sleeping and exercise habits, we will feel more alert, have more energy and less anxiety. Seek help from your family doctor and other health professionals if you continue to
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Randy Baumgardt, owner/chef at LaDonna’s Cafe on Ohio Pike in Batavia Township, turns ribs cooking in the smoker in front of his restaurant.
LaDonna’s features choochoo smoker, ‘comfort food’ By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
LaDonna’s Cafe features pulled pork and ribs cooked in the restaurant’s own smoker. The wood smoker looks like a train engine and owner/chef Randy Baumgardt calls it the choo choo smoker. “We’re the home of the choo choo smoker,” he said. The restaurant, which opened Sept. 15 on Ohio Pike in Batavia Township, serves what Baumgardt calls “comfort food,” with a menu that includes steaks, chops, jambalaya, sandwiches and Kentucky hot brown. LaDonna’s, which is named after Baumgardt’s late mother-in-law, opened in a building that housed a former Mexican restaurant. “I’ve lived in Amelia for 10 years,” he said “I’ve been looking for a place to open of my own for years. It’s convenient and close to home. A great location.” LaDonna’s is the first restaurant Baumgardt has owned, but he has about 18 years experience working as a chef. He took 10 years away from working in restaurants before deciding to return. “Being in the restaurant business has always been my passion,” he said. “I’m doing what I always wanted to do.” Baumgardt does the cooking, often working 15hour days. The smoker has to be fired up hours before the restaurant opens, he said. “The ribs have to be
More info Business: LaDonna’s Cafe Address: 1340 Ohio Pike, Batavia Township Phone: 752-1461 Website: www.ladonnascafe.com Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Owner/chef: Randy Baumgardt Employees: 15 cooked about five hours, the pork about 12 hours,” he said. “I’m here 7:30 in the morning.” He sees the smoker, which is set up in the parking lot in front of the restaurant, as something unique that sets his establishment apart. The smoker holds 18 racks of ribs or 100 pounds of pork at a time. “The idea is to cook it low and slow, to give the meat a wood-smoked flavor,” he said. The restaurant seats 96 inside, with room for 40 on the patio when the weather is nice. Prices range from $7.50 to $8 for sandwiches to $19.50 for a full rack of ribs. On weekends, LaDonna’s features live entertainment. Christina Shumway, general manager of LaDonna’s, said the restaurant is special because of the food. “There is nothing like this in our area,” She said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/bataviatownship.
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Jason Heikenfeld, associate professor of electronics and computing at the University of Cincinnati, works in his lab on technology to improve the display of electronic books.
Batavia Township native invents toy By John Seney
A simple toy aimed at kids was the result of scientific research done by a Batavia Township native. Jason Heikenfeld, an associate professor of electronics and computing at the University of Cincinnati, said he was working in 2004 and 2005 on the technology to produce better electronic displays. The research led to the development of signage that could be used for advertising. “The signs were designed to catch people’s attention,” he said. He realized the signage technology also could be used for a child’s toy “because it was colorful and interactive.” “We had a bunch of overkill Ph.D. work for display technology, then realized it could be adapted to signage, and then to a toy,” Heikenfeld said. The result was the Crayola Explosion Glow Board, which lets children create images on a special board and print out the result. The toy has been on the market about two years. “It’s pretty simple,” Heikenfeld said.
Kids write on a sheet of plastic and the ink lights up with light provided from an LED source. “It’s a 21st-century Lite Brite,” he said. Heikenfeld said UC lets faculty members share a portion of the royalties for technology transferred to the marketplace. He is currently working on technology to improve the display of electronic books. It involves using ink jet fluid to produce a better image. “It looks as good as the pigment on paper,” he said. To help market his inventions, Heikenfeld founded the firm Gamma Dynamics along with John Rudolph, a former executive at U.S. Precision Lens in Union Township. He also credits Andrew Steckl, a professor at UC, with helping him with his work. Heinkenfeld grew up in Batavia Township, attending St. Louis School in Owensville and McNicholas High School in Mount Washington. His interest in electronic gadgets developed at a young age. “I used to ride my bike up to the village yard sales in Batavia and buy
The Crayola Explosion Glow Board lets children create images on a special board and print out the result. The toy has been on the market about two years.
electronic equipment,” he said. “It was fun.” His mother, Rita Heikenfeld, a Community Journal columnist, said Jason had an interest in electronics and creating things when he was younger. He also enjoyed playing in the woods and being outside. “He just loved to be outside,” she said. The decision to go into electronic engineering wasn’t made until he was a junior in high school. “I originally wanted to go into medicine,” he said. But working in a veterinarian’s office as part of a high school biology class led him to realize he wasn’t suited to performing operations. “I decided to go into engineering,” he said. He studied electronic engineering as an undergraduate at UC, where he also earned his Ph.D. He has been an associate professor since 2005. Heikenfeld, 36, lives in Mount Washington with his wife, Jessica, and three sons, Jack, 5, Will, 7, and Luke, 9. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/bataviatownship.
East Fork Mounted Search and Rescue to host fundraiser By Kellie Geist
When someone is lost or an item needs to be found, The East Fork Mounted Search and Rescue is available to help. The mounted team is a group of people police and fire agencies can call upon to assist in a variety of search and rescue operations. “There are a lot of reasons an agency would call on a mounted search and rescue team. We are professionals who know how to search and can come out at a moment’s notice to assist someone who needs us,” said Captain Marsha George. Team founder and coordinator Brenda Durham said the volunteers are trained in
Four volunteer members of the East Fork Mounted Search & Rescue team head out for a search. a variety of search techniques as well as first aid and search psychology to make sure they can respond to a wide variety of needs. “We practice and train to make sure we can deal with the circumstances of every search,” she said. She said the 25-member mounted team, which started in 1994, generally gets called out a couple times a
year. “We don’t get called out a lot and it’s a bummer for training and morale, but, at the same time, we don’t want people lost,” Durham said. The team is based out of East Fork, but they have been called as far as Preble County, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. To pay for the training
and other team needs, the East Fork Mounted Search and Rescue will hold its annual Tack Exchange fundraiser. The Tack Exchange will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Red Barn Flea Market, 299 Haskel Road in Batavia. Durham said tack is anything people need to ride or work with horses including
East Fork Search and Rescue founder and coordinator Brenda Durham said the team always is looking for new members and volunteers. Volunteers who want to be mounted will need access to a horse, but people also are needed to man the command station and coordinate the team’s efforts. Team members hold monthly meetings, attend training and host social events. “It’s a really good group of people and we have a lot of fun together,” said team Captain Marsha George. Anyone who would like more information can contact Durham at 646-0061.
saddles, bridles, blankets, halters and lead ropes. The fundraiser is usually
held at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, but Durham said the team needed more space for the event this year. “The Tack Exchange is like a flea market for horse lovers,” Durham said. “You might find new and used horse tack, crafts, art, jewelry, furniture ... but 90 percent of it will be horse-related.” There also will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle at the event. Cost to have a booth at the event is $20 or to have a booth and a table is $25. Outdoor spots are $15. If you register the day of the event, all costs are $5 more. For more information, call Durham at 646-0061. For more about your community, visit cincinnati. com/clermontcounty.
November 10, 2010
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 1 1
Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; email@example.com. Miami Township.
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. 379-4900; zumbasuefitness.wordpress.com. Mount Carmel.
HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY
Veterans’ Day Dedication, 6:30 p.m., Clermont County Common Pleas, 270 E. Main St., Courthouse. Memorial dedication and ceremony honoring Korean War veterans. Free. Presented by Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission. 732-7363; www.clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.
Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St., Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; www.mybethelbaptist.com. Bethel. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 2
A Caring Place Dinner Auction, 6-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference CenterEastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, silent and called auctions, “Break the Safe” featuring $500, raffle, entertainment and debut of A Caring Place bracelet. Ages 18 and up. $450 tables of 10; $50. Reservations required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 300-3565. Eastgate.
Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken and variety of side dishes. Carryout available. $7. 831-9876. Milford. Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.
HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY
Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 101 E. Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 732-7597. Batavia.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Tools of the Past Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 724-1070. Williamsburg.
ON STAGE - THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Musical comedy about six young people learning that winning isn’t everything and losing isn’t all that bad. $16, $14 students and seniors. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 3
ART EXHIBITS Open Studios, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Three floors of open artist studios, light refreshments and artful gift items for the holidays. Free. 683-7283; www.studiosonmain.com. Loveland. CRAFT SHOWS
Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Grove United Methodist Church, 2156 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Crafts, silent auction and bake sale. Lunch available; $5, $3 ages 12 and under. Benefits mission projects of Spring Grove United Methodist Women. Free. 734-2887. Nicholsville. Kinderklaus Markt, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. with Kit Andrews of Local 12 and Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber. Craft items, baked goods, holiday decorations and more. $1 discount available online. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $5. Presented by Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 509-1157; Kindervelt.org. Loveland. Jingle Bell Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Fellowship Hall. Benefits United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church missions. Free. Presented by Anderson Hills United Methodist Women. 2328679; www.andersonhillsumc.org. Anderson Township. PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Floral arrangements, baskets, wood crafts, candles, jewelry, purses, scarves, pottery, holiday decor, stained glass, accessories and more. Bake sale; breakfast and lunch available. Benefits Anderson High School PTA. Free admission. 624-0664; bit.ly/9wBNGN. Anderson Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.
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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
FOOD & DRINK
Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Dinner with all the fixings. Carryout available. $9, $5 ages 10 and under. 474-2237; www.andersonhillschristianchurch.org. Anderson Township.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Tools of the Past Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.
Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Earthhuggers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Indoor discovery time, songs, games, art, hike, snack and story. Topic varies monthly. Ages 3-4. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Awareness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Story, hike, craft and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 5-6. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Discovery, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Introduction, hike and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 7-9. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $81, $54 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Perimeter Hike, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Park in the Creekside Parking Lot and meet at the Creekside Barn. Hike on Perimeter Trail at Long Branch Farm & Trails with Executive Director Bill Hopple. Start and end at Creekside Barn, staying on outer trails. Moderate terrain. Distance: approximately five miles. Ages 12 and up. No dogs please. Members free; $5 nonmembers. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Goshen Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission is holding a Veterans’ Day dedication at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse, 270 E. Main St., Batavia. The memorial dedication and ceremony will honor Korean War veterans. Free to attend. For more information, call 732-7363 or visit www.clermontcountyohio.gov.
Habitat Help Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Help improve forested habitat for native flora and fauna. Volunteers needed to help clear invasive bush honeysuckle. Light refreshments served after. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 5413-876-9013; email firstname.lastname@example.org; www.parks.clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.
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Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia.
FOOD & DRINK
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ON STAGE - THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 6976769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 5
DANCE CLASSES Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township. EXERCISE CLASSES
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.
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FARMERS MARKET Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Wines for your holiday table featuring wines suited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. $35. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; e-mail Clay@20brix.com; www.20brix.com. Milford.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate. Prostate Cancer Education/Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., For prostate cancer survivors, men undergoing treatment and men recently diagnosed. Wives and significant others also invited. Free. Presented by American Cancer Society - Cincinnati. 253-9333; www.cancer.org. Milford.
HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY
Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.
FOOD & DRINK
WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.
Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.
Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road, Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Presented by Log Cabin Herb Society. 7686137. Willliamsburg.
HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY
Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.
LITERARY - LIBRARIES
Tools of the Past Display, Noon-8 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.
MUSIC - JAZZ PROVIDED
The famed Vienna Boys Choir comes to Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. They will perform Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Call 513-6212787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.
The Second City, the premier comedy company and school of improvisation, comes to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for “Second City Does Cincinnati: Pride and Porkopolis” through Dec. 23. The company presents an original show about all things Cincinnati, including flying pigs and Who Dey. Shows on Tuesdays through Fridays will include an improvisational segment based on audience suggestions. Tickets are $25-$67. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays. Call 513-421-3888 or visit www.cincyplay.com.
November 10, 2010
What love wants to do if we let it live with us
must or could be Once puberty arrives love sought, has taken off quietly starts to become an its clothes and enticing aspect of life. Early stretched itself out on on we collect posters of our our own bed and favorite celebrity, buy their announced that it is songs, and even discover a here to stay. girlfriend or boyfriend we “Suddenly … that blush to tell others about. which was unapWe feel exciting urges in our bodies, begin to date, Father Lou proachable becomes and eventually dream of the Guntzelman that which cannot be gotten rid of. What day we’ll marry. Love is Perspectives was most glamorous equated with sexuality and and exciting seems to seen as a Happy-Maker. Not until much, much later do insist, now, on being the most we find out what love really is. ordinary thing in the world.” Marriage presents us with a Some of us never find out. One of life’s best opportunities to teach us very important question. It’s a about real love is marriage. That’s question similar to the query because when we get married, about the dog chasing the car: What happens if he catches it? love itself comes to live with us. Now the question for us is: In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason says, “That What do we do with love – or perthing we have been chasing ever mit love to do to us – once we since we were old enough to think we have finally caught it? For those unacquainted with believe (however naively) that it
love’s ways, marriage can eventually come to be seen as a trap or an imprisonment. Certainly, in our youth, we always hoped love would come and live with us. But we imagined its chief task would be to make us happy and fulfill all our romantic fantasies ever after. Yet – sooner or later – the love that lives with us begins to seem erratic, unpredictable, less exciting or even disappointing. We begin to quietly wonder if this really is love who came to live with us, or is it an impostor. Many spouses are actually surprised to find out what love can be like underneath its charming exterior. Of course, love knows more about reality than we do. And the younger or less formed we are, the less we suspect love’s actual agenda. Even if it tried to tell us, it would sound too mysterious or
preposterous. Thankfully, Joseph Campbell put it into words for us: “I think one of the problems of marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long love affair and it isn’t. “Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. “But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You just can’t dictate.” Happiness is never a permanent state. Remember, happiness is commonly compared to a beautiful butterfly that can’t be caught, but occasionally alights on our shoulder. Happiness is elusive, our transformation increasingly becomes permanent. It is all about our enlargement and growth as a person. Yet, to be honest, enlarge-
ment generally comes only through suffering. But if we’re willing and working accomplices, transformation brings with it increased consciousness and wisdom. These invariably arise out of conflict and the tension of opposites. In marriage, love has quite a job. It has two sets of consciousness and unconsciousness with which to work, two egos and two hearts, and two lives to raise up to human heights and fulfilled potential. Maybe the dog doesn’t know what to do with the car it catches up to, but love knows what it wants to do with the two lives with whom it lives. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Be cautious when buying rehabbed homes With extremely low interest rates and a glut of homes on the market, this is a great time to buy. But, you need to beware of homes put on the market through foreclosure. Some have been rehabbed before being put back up for sale and, unless you’re careful, you could be buying a big headache. Erin Bohannon-Chenault learned rehabbed homes can come with lots of problems. She and her husband thought they were getting a good deal on a house in Fairfield. “All we know is it was a rehab and they had fixed it up. From what we knew everything was new. They said they had put in new appliances, new water heater – that’s what they had told us,” she said. At first glance everything looked great, but then they hired a home inspector. “There was a big prob-
lem with the wiring and the electricity. It was going to be dangerous if they fix Howard Ain didn’t it,” she Hey Howard! said. Another problem was the gas line in the fireplace. “They were supposed to yank it out or at least shut it off. We found out they didn’t do that because we had a gas leak,” she said. As a result, several family members were sick for days. Another gas leak was also discovered at the newly installed water tank. Despite having a home inspection, BohannonChenault discovered she couldn’t use their new washing machine because the plumbing in the house was bad.
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“One of the drains is actually broken even though the property disclosure form says everything is fine,” she said. Bohannon-Chenault said she’s learned she cannot rely on the homeowner disclosure form. The form also said there was no water leakage in the basement but a close inspection revealed not only had a leak been repaired but there were other leaks that had not been fixed. “Here I thought this was our dream house. We’re a young couple and it’s just been a nightmare since we moved in,” BohannonChenault says. She’s now looking for an attorney to see if she can get out of the purchase because she says there are so many undisclosed problems. Repairs to the house will run into the tens of thousands of dollars. As I see it, part of the
problem was all the people she hired to protect her had an interest in her buying the house. The home inspector had been recommended by her real estate agent. That’s a conflict of interest because the inspector may believe he or she has to give the home good reviews in order to keep getting recommended by the real estate agent. If you see water leaking
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through the basement walls you need to hire a professional engineer to check the foundation. Don’t be satisfied with letting the seller bring in someone to just do a patch. Finally, have your own lawyer represent you every step of the way when you’re considering buying a house. There are so many pitfalls, especially for a firsttime homebuyer, you need
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November 10, 2010
Ahoy, sea foam candy recipes are on the horizon and when I put the baking soda in the cooked mixture, it foamed up and I was in awe of the way it looked. That little candy making experiment gave me a lifelong curiosity of food
When I was little, one of the first candies I attempted to make on my own was called “sea foam candy.” I know it contained vinegar, sugar and baking soda, among other ingredients,
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chemistry. T h e c a n d y was a b e i g e color and when I broke it up, it did Rita look sort Heikenfeld of foamy in the Rita’s kitchen middle. So when Elena Dye asked for a sea foam candy, I thought it was that one, but was wrong. Elena described a different kind of candy altogether, almost like a divinity/praline type candy that you see in the South. Well, I have the best readers and the recipes came pouring in! I’m sharing two, and there’s more in our online version (along with memorable stories) from Sharon Cummins, an Anderson Township reader; Karol Kennedy’s mom, (who colored hers with a drop of green food coloring); Pat Perry Cornell, whose recipe is from an older Southern cookbook; and Janice Wallace, a longtime Northern Kentucky reader. I haven’t tried these yet myself, but plan to.
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Ellen Meece’s sea foam candy for Christmas
Ellen, a Madeira reader, said she has been making this for 50 years and her daughter, Sherry, always reminds her to be sure to make it. 2 egg whites, room temperature (large eggs) 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 ⁄3 cup white corn syrup 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup broken walnut or pecan kernels Put egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Put all other ingredients (except vanilla and nuts) into a 3-quart saucepan, stir thoroughly and place on medium heat. Boil to hardball stage (256 degrees) do not stir, but with a pastry brush dipped into cold water frequently wipe sugar crystals down sides of saucepan. Just wipe the sides of the pan, do not add more water to syrup. Remove from heat to cool, while beating egg whites until stiff, then slowly add syrup, beating in thoroughly. Continue beating at
slower rhythm, until past sticky stage and candy begins to get creamy and hold shape. At this point, add nuts and vanilla, stirring to blend. Quickly drop in mounds on waxed paper using teaspoon. Ellen’s tip: Do not undercook syrup. Also, be sure candy reaches creamy stage. (The candy will lose its shiny texture). One must work quickly when spooning the candy into mounds.
Jean Allen Kroger Food Foundation sea foam candy
Diane Jeynes sent this recipe in from her late cousin, Dorothy. “It’s a favorite from Dorothy, who worked for the Kroger Food Foundation a number of years ago,” Diane said.
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1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 ⁄4 cup water 3 tablespoons corn syrup 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are
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excellent) Put sugars and water into saucepan, stir until well dissolved, add syrup and cook to 252 degrees, or hardball stage. Put slowly over beaten whites. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy and piles up without spreading. Add vanilla and nuts. Drop by spoonful on waxed paper.
Tip from Rita’s kitchen
Hardball stage is between 250 degrees to 265/266 degrees. Mixture will form a hard ball when dropped into cold water. If you take it the ball out, it won’t flatten. It will still be hard, but can be squashed a bit.
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Green tomatoes will be good fried Howdy folks, Last week we picked all the green tomatoes. Some of them are ripening and the rest will make wonderful fried green tomatoes. They will be mighty good eating when we look outside and there is snow on the ground or a little above zero in temperature. Last week I wrote about a couple fellers that the Good Lord called home. The one feller was Marshall Emery. When he was a boy about 4 or 5 years old they lived in Kentucky on King’s Mountain. Marshall’s folks got a farm in Ohio, so the women and girls were put on a train to Cincinnati. The men and boys loaded the furniture and other items on wagons pulled by horses to move to Cincinnati. Now some rode horses and some walked. Kings Mountain is south of Danville. Back then there were a number of streams to cross or ride a ferry across, pulled by ropes. This trip took weeks. Kings Mountain is just as it says a mountain. Now when they came down off the mountain they put a big limb through the back wheels so they could control the wagon and it didn’t run over the horses. Now I imagine there were some wet days and nights on their journey and
camping each night for us would have been bad, but for them it was part of life. Last SatGeorge u r d a y Rooks evening the Ole M e t h o d i s t here Fisherman Church in Bethel held the Holy House in the church and again there was a big crowd with 1,722 folks that went through. This is an event the church folks are excited about and the trick or treaters look forward to along with cookies, water, hot chocolate and popcorn. On the inside they see the scenes of Christ’s life. On the outside there are folks passing out candy and telling about the Good Lord. Now I heard this morning that Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the Milford Garden Center Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27.
He will be visiting between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will be lots of things to see. There will be poinsettias, candy, Christmas trees and wreaths, crafts and lots of other items. Now Santa will have a candy cane to give each one. You can bring your camera to take pictures or there will be someone there to take the pictures for you of the children on Santa’s lap. There will be a small charge for this. Now Santa was telling me he has had pictures taken with dogs and cats on his lap and this is OK with him because he likes all kinds of animals especially good animals. You boys and girls know Santa will make short visits before Christmas Eve to see how good you guys are. Now you probably didn’t know that but Old Santa will talk to Mom and Dad when you are not watching to get the low down on each of you. The Clermont Chapter of the P.E.R.I. meeting will be
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RELIGION Eastgate Community Church
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services
CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE
Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH
2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities www.monumentsbaptist.org
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770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565
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LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm www.lindalebaptist.com
ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org
Saint Peter Church
1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor
Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org
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Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm
OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.
CHURCH OF GOD BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson) email@example.com
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor
Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm
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ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org
EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052
www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115
5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net
Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services
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PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor
LUTHERAN PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road
WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12
Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org
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FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services
“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Owensville United Methodist Church
S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Ofﬁce: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: email@example.com www.bethelnazarenechurch.org
NON-DENOMINATIONAL Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
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A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org
Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
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PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275
1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am
Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs
Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided
330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176
One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com
Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley
The church is having its annual Christmas Bazaar and Chili Supper from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. A large variety of hand-crafted gifts, decorations, jellies and baked goods will be for sale. Shoppers can also stay for lunch or dinner. The menu includes barbecue, chili, vegetable soup, hot dogs, chili dogs and numerous pies and cakes. Carry out is available. Call Ruth Ann with questions at 625-7339. The church is located at 518 Liberty St., Newtonsville.
BUSINESS NOTES Doctor joins Mercy Clermont staff
Ganesh Kakarlapudi, M.D., has joined Mercy Hospital C l e r m o n t ’s medical staff in the office of Dr. Arcot Bhaskar and Cincinnati GI as a gastroenteroloKakarlapudi gist. He will be seeing patients in the Physician Pavilion on the Mercy Clermont campus at 2055 Hospital Drive in Batavia. Kakarlapudi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He completed his residency in 2007 at the University of Cincinnati, where he furthered his training with a fellowship in gastroenterology.
Sharefax raises money for cancer research
Sharefax Credit Union employees and members raised more than $1,100 for the Susan B. Komen for the
Cure Foundation. During September, Sharefax employees collected money to donate to the fight against breast cancer. The staff asked for donations from member and in return for their donation, each person received a pink ribbon with their name that was placed around the branch lobbies as well as a window decal. Each branch had a large Pink Ribbon poster where employees and members could recognize survivors and those who were lost to the fight against breast cancer. Seventeen Sharefax employees, family and friends participated in the Komen Walk for a Cure that was held Sept. 25 in Cincinnati. “It was a beautiful day,” said Lisa Evans, trainer at Sharefax Credit Union, “and everyone was in great spirits. I’m so proud of our company and our members for continuously participating in such a great event. Breast cancer has touched quite a few of our employees in some way; making this cause extremely important to us.”
Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.
638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com
Newtownsville United Methodist Church
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)
Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am
Laurel United Methodist Church
Church members will host the community “Be Thankful” Thanksgiving carry-in dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Everyone is asked to bring one or two cov-
ered dishes and a friend. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.
Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com
Come visit us at the
1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible
GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD
CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org
GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm
Reaching the Heart of Clermont County
Church members are sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Mt. Carmel American Legion Hall, 497 Old Ohio 74. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. There will be live music, prizes and prizes for the best tasting, most unique and best overall dessert. Come and enjoy this time for fun and fellowship and bring a guest. Call 843-7778 for information.
MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music
Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”
LEGAL NOTICE UNIT #157 Jenny Wallace P.O. Box 540 Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 UNIT #115 Marcia Wiley P.O. Box 414 Owensville, Ohio 45160 UNIT # 187 April & Michael Juilfs (Gullett) P.O. Box 401, Williams burg, Ohio 45176 UNIT # 129, #214, #166 Ericka Payne 6555 Goshen Road Goshen, Ohio 45122 UNIT #209 Michella Hornsby 3268 Snider Malott Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 UNIT # 114 Jennifer L. Charlton 6555 Goshen Road Goshen, Ohio 45122 UNIT # 144 Chelsea Phillips 2639 Old ST. RT.32 Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT # 145 Terry Dick 344 Sweetbriar Court Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT # 188 Cathy Foster P.O. Box 174 Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT # 159 Randy Jefferies, Jr. 268 Seton Court Batavia, Ohio 45103 Your personal belongings stored at DISCOUNT STORAGE PLUS, 4205 Cover Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Will be sold for payment due.1601993
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Ingram formally announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Michele Ingram to Ronnie Joseph Puckett, Jr. son of Mr & Mrs. Ronnie Puckett. Jamie was born in Georgetown, Ohio and is a 1986 New Richmond High graduate. She also attended I.M.D.T where she graduated with a degree in 1994 in Medical Assisting. Jamie is owner operator of 3 successful businesses. Ronnie was born in Valdosta, Ga. He is a 1985 Amelia High graduate, and also attended C.T.C. Ronnie was in retail management for 20 years, but is pursuing a career in a financial institution. A June 11, 2011 wedding is being planned. The couple will make their home in Clermont County.
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I-Pod, GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle at 78 Hunters Court, Oct. 19. This offense concerned unauthorized use of an electric meter at 44 Oak St., Oct. 20. Gasoline not paid for, on two occasions, at Speedway; $95.07 at 51 W. Main St., Oct. 21.
William C. Terrell, 35, 550 Ely St., domestic violence, Oct. 17.
Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Ely Street, Oct. 17.
Joshua R. Litteral, no other information given, warrant, Oct. 22.
PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Justin D. Moore, 26, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 103, theft, Oct. 16. Barbara Murphy, 62, 1381 Ohio Pike No. E, domestic violence, Oct. 17. Jason W. Winters, 36, 3 Lori Lane, passing bad checks, Oct. 19. Christopher Korey, 30, 1691 Stella Drive, warrant, Oct. 13. Jamie L. Fischer, 21, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, warrant, Oct. 15. Nathan R. Vaughn, 29, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 224, warrant, Oct. 18. Juvenile, 17, theft, Oct. 22. Juvenile, 16, theft, Oct. 22. Lindsee Evans, 27, 3923 Greentree Trace, warrant, Oct. 20.
Male was assaulted at 1296 White Oak Road, Oct. 24. Female was assaulted at 1363 Ohio Pike, Oct. 19.
Assault, domestic violence At Ohio Pike, Oct. 17.
Deception to obtain dangerous drugs
An attempt made to pick up another person’s prescription at Walmart at Ohio Pike, Oct. 20.
Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6214 Vineyard Trace, Oct. 21. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1051 Terry Del Lane, Oct. 21.
Soliciting of sales
Vendors were observed on these streets at areas of West Concord/Young and Elrond St., Oct. 21.
Batteries taken from Walmart; $105 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 16. Cables, aluminum pieces, etc. taken at Mobile Conversions; $400 at Ohio 132, Oct. 19. Loading ramps taken; $200 at 3584 Hiatt Ave., Oct. 19. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $46 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 20. Cavatett motor taken at 3512 Lewis Road, Oct. 19. Cellphone, etc. taken at 1275 Ohio Pike, Oct. 22. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $75 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 22.
UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Larry P. Parker, 32, 11357 Kary Lane, driving under influence, Oct. 21. Jesse Weeks, 29, 3977 Gardner Lane, drug instrument, driving under suspension, Oct. 18. Travis Allen, 23, 78 Lucy Creek, driving under suspension, Oct. 21. Christie A. Custer, 34, 3957 May St., driving under influence, Oct. 20. Francisco Martinez, 22, 4263 Ferguson, no drivers license, Oct. 20. Adam M. Cornell, 19, 113 Southern Trace, warrant service, Oct. 21. Robert L. Barnes III, 32, Turner Road, warrant service, Oct. 21.
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Alicia Green, 18, 498 Piccadilly, warrant service, Oct. 21. Jerry R. Berling, 29, lka 4475 Eastwood No. 18209, criminal simulation, Oct. 20. Erica Collins, 20, 724 Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, Oct. 21. Kirsten L. Henrich, 20, 4704 Beechwood, driving under suspension, Oct. 21. Scott A. Brown, 25, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, trafficking in drugs, tampering with evidence, drug possession, Oct. 21. Christopher Thomas, 36, 3975 Piccadilly, drug instrument, tampering with evidence, Oct. 21. Sierra D. Calvert, no age given, 1118 Wing St., driving under suspension, Oct. 20. Ian Parlier, 23, 5118 Wing St., drug instrument, drug possession, Oct. 20. Christopher B. Wilson, 42, 7124 Summit, theft, Oct. 21. Daniel J. Wright, 29, 154 Culver Court, driving under influence, Oct. 23. Joshua C. Music, 19, 1174 Roundbottom, warrant service, Oct. 22. Brittany M. Begley, no age given, 485 Piccadilly, warrant, Oct. 22. Tracy A. Jones, 34, 1562 Stonelick Woods, no drivers license, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Stacie Hall, 20, 143 Winchester, drug abuse, Oct. 22. Charles C. Craddock Jr., 21, 13567 Meeker, open container, Oct. 22. James L. Spence, no age given, 969 Ohio 28, marijuana possession, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Wesley L. Simpson, 23, 124 Elm St., driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Jennifer Lee, 33, 318 St. Andrews, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Mercedes L. Linville, 20, 400 University Lane, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Juvenile, 17, driving under influence, Oct. 23. Ginger A. Clepper, 23, 286 Jonathan Court, driving under suspension, Oct. 23. Kashena D. Helton, 20, 5460 Beechmont, no drivers license, Oct. 24. Darla S. Writesel, 18, 5070 Batavia Pike, criminal trespass, drug abuse, Oct. 22. Adam M. Cornwell, 19, 113 Southern Trace, driving under suspension, Oct. 24. Bruce E. Singleton, 60, 4654 Elmont, domestic violence, Oct. 23. David L. Compton, 25, theft, Oct. 23. Daniel Lippert, 22, 3363 Summit, theft, Oct. 23. Anthony Neulist, 19, 4523 Eastwood, assault, Oct. 22. Raymond W. Walsson Jr., 19, 3889 Old Savannah, leaving scene, driving under suspension, Oct. 25. Ray Walsson, 49, 3910 Banks, wrongful entrustment, Oct. 25. Casimiro Casanova, 20, physical control, underage consumption, Oct. 19. Raymond Smith, no age given, drug possession, no drivers license, Oct. 17. Jennifer R. Sanders, 27, drug possession, wrongful entrustment, Oct. 17. David M. Pesta, 40, no drivers license, driving under influence, Oct. 23. Kyle Mitchell, 18, 466 Dartmouth Circle, underage consumption, driving under suspension, driving under influence, Oct. 23. Trevor W. Meranda, 18, 798 Clough Pike, underage consumption, Oct. 23. Brandon W. Sprague, 24, 4300 Batavia Meadows, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Oct. 24. Jenifer R. Michael, 35, 730 Ohio Pike, receiving stolen property, Oct. 25. Bridgette M. Bronson, 24, 730 Ohio Pike, theft, Oct. 25. Tessah E. Carter, 22, 1970 Honeysuckle, driving under influence, drug instrument, Oct. 26. Jeffrey McDaniel, 21, 3695 Tanbark, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Marcus L. Harris, 28, 500 Camden Ave., warrant service, Oct. 25. Kelly S. Lum, 41, 678 Kennecot Court, no drivers license, Oct. 25. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25.
22 & 24 Belwood Court, Woodside Park Development Co. LLC to Maple Street Homes LLC, $61,500. 61 Sperling Drive, Corry Donathon to U.S. Bank NA, trustee, 0.0400 acre, $50,000.
2115 Commons Circle Drive, Teresa Chesley to Fannie Mae, $65,000. 1543 Creekside Road, Brian & Gretchen Schneider to Chase Home Finance LLC, 0.2400 acre, $120,000. 4295 Fox Ridge Drive, Traci Canter, et al. to Scott Wolf, trustee, 0.3620 acre, $164,001. 1205 Glenwood Trail, T. Scott Bowles
to Colonial National Mortgage, 0.3377 acre, $180,000. 2727 Moraine Way, Meridian Advisors of Ohio LLC, trustee to Central Ready Mix LLC, $300,000. 4221 Muscovy Lane, Lonnie Allison to Scott Wolf, trustee, 0.2320 acre, $115,000. 3497 Ohio 132, Christopher Fiedler, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, as trustee, $33,333.34. 4610 Ohio 276, Wayne Justice to HSBC Bank USA NA, as trustee, 0.7600 acre, $53,334. 1219 Traditions Turn, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Robert & Margaret Goshorn, 0.4303 acre, $263,329.
4244 Hulick Drive, Don Grimes, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $96,666.
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POLICE REPORTS Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, Oct. 26. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Oct. 26. Charles Balkama, 19, 477 Massey Court, warrant service, Oct. 25. April L. Demint, 32, 4 Pinview, driving under suspension, Oct. 27. Jeffrey A. Comberger, 34, 78 Hunters Court, warrant service, Oct. 27. Christina Henderlight, no age given, 4310 Batavia Meadows, driving under suspension, Oct. 26. Mary H. Meyers, 37, 3923 Windwood, driving under suspension, Oct. 26. Robert Tunney, 29, 515 Piccadilly, drug instrument, Oct. 26. Melanie Scholl, 25, 4524 Weiner Lane, warrant service, Oct. 26. Gary L. Scott, 25, 4457 Glen Willow, warrant service, Oct. 27. Tresha L. Jones, 23, 1274 Old Ohio 74, recited, Oct. 27. Joshua A. Ditmore, no age given, lka 117 Southern Trace, warrant service, Oct. 27.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery
Purse taken by force; $800 cash at 4706 Beechwood, Oct. 11.
Breaking and entering
Copper pipe/fittings taken at 4504 Clermont Lane, Oct. 25.
Entry made into residence at 3897 Old Savannah, Oct. 23. Two TVs taken; $800 at 925 Roundbottom, Oct. 22. Washer, dryer and TV taken; $1,600 at 3944 Banks, Oct. 22.
Surface of basketball court damaged at 456 Woodwill, Oct. 25.
Graffiti painted on roadway at Forest Trail, Oct. 20.
Female stated ID used with no authorization at 773 Regent Road, Oct. 20.
Money lost through scam; $5,700 at 800 block of Surrey Trail, Oct. 22.
Offense involved a female juvenile at 400 block of Piccadilly, Oct. 19. Adult female reported this offense at 3800 block of Old Savannah, Oct. 27.
Food items taken from Kroger; $31 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 21. CD player taken from vehicle at 4105 Long Acres, Oct. 20. Money taken; $1,137.60 at 4312 Gleneste Withamsville, Oct. 23. Medication and money taken at 4 Arbors Circle, Oct. 24. GPS unit taken from vehicle at Days Inn at 4056 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Oct. 24. Cash taken from purse in vehicle; $2,549 at 4047 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Oct. 23. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $16 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 23. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 18 Carriage Station, Oct. 23. Utility trailer taken; $1,760 at 1227 Old Ohio 74, Oct. 22. Male stated credit card used with no authorization at 1168 McKinley, Oct. 25. Leaf blower and air compressor taken; $1,025 at 648 Terrace View, Oct. 25. Jewelry taken from Piercing Pagoda; $1,250 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 21. Copper coils, etc. taken from Duke Energy substation; $1,750 at Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Oct. 25. A saw was taken; $500 at 5090 Nature Trail, Oct. 24. Medication taken at 526 Old Ohio 74 No. 9, Oct. 27. Tool sets taken from Sears; $300 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 26. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1192 Forest Run, Oct. 27. Food items taken from Meijer; $59 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 27. Make-up items taken from Kroger; $29 at Old Ohio 74, Oct. 27.
Violation of protection order, domestic violence At Brandychase, Oct. 19.
Watch, video game, etc. taken; $2,160 at 246 N. 4th St., Oct. 11.
Tire damaged on vehicle at 394 E. Main St. No. 7, Oct. 18.
Four tires taken from bed of truck; $600 at 338 S. Broadway St., Oct. 11.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations
Megan Walls, 22, 2634 Laurel Point Isabel Road, Moscow, abusing harmful intoxicants at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Oct. 25. Terry Lee Bowman, 54, 11448 Raphael Place, Forest Park, misuse of credit card at 5797 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 28. Brandon Bowman, 22, 11432 Raphael Place, Cincinnati, misuse of credit card at 5797 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 28. Joseph Ford, 19, 6064 Delfair Lane, Milford, theft at 1264 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 26. Shawn C. Kindoll, 27, 1751 East Ohio Pike Lot 198, Amelia, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 25. Rachel A. Smart, 28, 1720 Cedar St., Mount Healthy, menacing at 174 Savannah Circle, Batavia, Oct. 25. Brandon Case, 21, 2091 Ohio Pike Lot 23, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering at Hollytown Mobile Home Park, Amelia, Oct. 26. Amy M. Carreon, 34, 988 East U.S. 150, Hardinsburg, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 26. Jason E. Milton, 34, 13507 Meeker Road, Williamsburg, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. . at 390 East Main Street, Williamsburg, Oct. 26. Brian L. Pedigo, 36, 500 University Lane, No. 107, Batavia, theft at 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 29. Brian L. Pedigo, 36, 500 University Lane, No. 107, Batavia, theft at 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 30. Bradley M. Patton, 21, 3527 Ohio 132, Amelia, obstructing official business at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Oct. 27. Lauren Shouse, 22, 2170 Big Indian, Moscow, theft at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28. Crystal L. Belen, 21, 200 University Lane, Apt 311, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for at 3759 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Oct. 29. Shannon K. Jewell, 20, 4235 Hidden Creek Court, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3759 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Oct. 29. Meranda K. Bare, 18, 4234 Seclusion Court, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3759 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Oct. 29. Michael Anthony Weatherspoon, 30, 2462 Ohio 133, Bethel, forgery, theft at 1356 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Oct. 29. Richard L. Oelker Jr., 28, 1351 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, complicity, forgery at 1356 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Oct. 29. Tonya Orick, 37, 545 Chapel Road, Amelia, domestic violence at 545 Chapel Road, Amelia, Oct. 30. Mark Abercrombie, 24, 318 Center St., New Richmond, aggravated trespass, assault at 400 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 30. David L Barney, 23, 318 Center Street, New Richmond, aggravated trespass, assault at 400 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 30. Todd A Hartley, 23, 501 Felicity Cedron Road, Felicity, disorderly conduct at 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, Oct. 31.
REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.
1960 Bethel New Richmond Road, 32 Storage LLC to Howard Franklin, 2.6000 acre, $21,702.40. Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Steven & Connie Wilfert to Melvin Parks, $20,000.
1735 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Gerald Behymer, et al. to Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc., 0.4500 acre, $43,334. 1245 U.S. Route 52, Joan Langfritz to William & Traci Meadows, $46,000.
3631 Legend Oaks Drive, Dean & Anne Winch to Jeffrey & Crystal Birr, $210,000. 1360 Locust Lake Road, Jeffrey Dancer to Fannie Mae, $60,000. Lot 299 Locust Lake Subdiv., Ray Coopert, et al. to Hayes Custom
Homes LLC, 0.0450 acre, $3,600. 3428 Moria Drive, Kenneth Christoff, et al. to Cinti. Postal Employees Credit Union, $100,000.
3794 Cain Run Road, Thomas & Sandra Amlung to The Cincinnatus Savings & Loan Co., 3.0000 acre, $83,333. 4063 Maple Drive, Ronald Roeper, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.4870 acre, $50,000. 4068 Tollgate Road, Gerald & Julie Burger to James Sprague, 4.0200 acre, $215,000.
185 North Third Street, Mabel Albasin to Shirley Mefford, 0.1150 acre, $46,500.
Misuse of credit card
Incidents/investigations Abusing harmful intoxicants
At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, June 10.
At 400 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 30.
At 92 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 1726 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 31. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 30. At 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 7, New Richmond, Oct. 26. At 3290 Pliney Drive, Batavia, Oct. 29. At 400 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 30. At Ohio Pike at Brads Glass, Batavia, Oct. 26. At Ohio 222, New Richmond, Oct. 26.
At 28 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Oct. 27. At 2965 Norman Lane, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 3639 N. Heartwood Road, Amelia, Oct. 28.
At 5797 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 14.
Obstructing official business
At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Oct. 27. At 390 East Main Street, Williamsburg, Oct. 26.
Offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for
At 3759 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Oct. 29.
Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor
At 3759 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, Oct. 29.
Passing bad checks
At 4400 Haskell Lane, Batavia, Oct. 27.
Periodic verification of address At 37 Lori Lane, Amelia, Oct. 29.
Possessing drug abuse instruments
Receiving stolen property
At 1356 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Oct. 21.
At 1431 Buxton Meadows Drive, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 2451 Bergen Road, Batavia, Oct. 30. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Oct. 25. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 28. At Hollytown Mobile Home Park, Amelia, Oct. 26.
At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 28. At 3333 Whispering Trees Drive, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 3842 Golden Meadow Court, Amelia, Oct. 25.
At 2661 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 30. At 5636 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 25.
At 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, Oct. 31.
At Chapel Road, Amelia, Oct. 30.
Failure to comply with order or signal of protection order
At 390 East Main Street, Williamsburg, Oct. 26.
At 1356 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Oct. 21. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Oct. 31.
Fugitive from justice
At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 25. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 26.
Gross sexual imposition - victim < 13, statutory
At Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 25.
At 187 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, Oct. 31.
Response to resistance
At 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, Oct. 31.
At 1356 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Oct. 21. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 1431 Buxton Meadows Drive, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, June 10. At 5272 Aber Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 30. At 1264 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 20. At 1500 Creekside Road, Amelia, Oct. 25. At 187 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 1920 Pine Run Lane, Batavia, Oct. 29. At 2359 Laycock Cutoff Road, New Richmond, Oct. 31. At 2451 Bergen Road, Batavia, Oct. 30. At 2840 Monterey Road, Batavia, Oct. 26. At 3313 E. Concord Place, Amelia, Oct. 30. At 3738 Maplebrooke Lane, Amelia, Oct. 27. At 4 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 27. At 4037 Woods Mill Road, Batavia, Oct. 29. At 4080 Dela Palma Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 26. At 4262 Trotters Way, Batavia, Oct. 25. At 5797 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 14. At 7 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 88 Tall Trees, Amelia, Oct. 26.
Unauthorized use of motor vehicle
At 4729 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, Batavia, Oct. 26.
Gross sexual imposition
At Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, Oct. 31.
At 4142 Oleway Drive, Batavia, Oct. 28.
At 2403 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 28.
At 125/ Lindale Mt. Holly, Batavia, Oct. 26. At 174 Savannah Circle, Batavia, Oct. 25. At 236 Sweetbriar Drive, Batavia, Oct. 31. At 3333 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 26.
Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 25.
Unruly juvenile offenses
At University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 27.
At 3611 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, Oct. 28. At North Altman Road, New Richmond, Oct. 25.
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IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.
Daryl Skeens and Barbara Skeens vs. Donegal Insurance Group and Atlantic States Insurance Company, other tort Mary J. Jackson vs. Michael P. Ferris Jr., et al, other tort Barb E. Smith vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and Extendicare Health Services Inc., worker’s compensation GMAC Mortgage Inc. vs. Tina M. Sharp, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank Trust Company vs. Peter L. Hacker, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Melanie A. Carter, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Tim Price and Beverly Price, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Martin S. Tynan, et al., foreclosure
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Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Brian K. Meyer, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Ronald S. Bolton, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Samantha L. Mays and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Northside Bank and Trust Company vs. Stephen L. Jenner, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lonnie L. Cole, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Thomas William Fryman, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Sara L. Theis, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Theresa Wirsching, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Emma Scott and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Patricia E. Hesser, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. James Brown, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. David R. Bottom, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Torrey Conn, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Stephen C. Harig, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Justin S. Palmer, foreclosure Citibank NA vs. Clint M. Kirker, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Gregg S. Smith, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kellene P. Carpenter, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Daniel B. Kilgore, et al., foreclosure
DEATHS Benjamin J. Barger
Dolores Ann Buck
Benjamin J. “Tiny” Barger, 70, of Monroe Township died Oct. 29. Survived by wife ImaJean (nee Carnahan) Barger; children, Benjamin Barger Jr. and Kelly Schmidt; brothers, Charles, Paul, Shafter Jr. and Ernie Barger; sister, Kathleen Gilliam; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Etta and Shafter Barger; and siblings, Clifton Barger, Aubrey Barger and Ruby Ray. Services were Nov. 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.
Dolores Ann Buck, 79, of New Richmond died Oct. 25. Survived by son, Stephen McClanahan; daughter, Lisa M. Power; and sisters, Alice B. (Morgan) Betts. Preceded in death by parents, George and Rose Masters Buck. Services were private. Memorials to: New Richmond Food Pantry, P.0. Box 272, New Richmond, OH 45157; or, the charity of your choice.
Roy Olen Bole
Betty T. Davis, 98, of Amelia died Nov. 2. Survived by son, James R. Davis Jr.; daughter, Judi Davis Selden; grandchildren, Laurel (Curt) Selden Conrad, Meghan (Greg) Davis Hryniewicz and James R. (Jennelle Galetta) Davis III; and great-grandchildren, Hope and Kate. Preceded in death by husband, James R. Davis. Services were Nov. 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: League of Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia, OH 45103; Clermont County Library, Amelia Branch, 58 Maple Ave., Amelia, OH 45102; or, Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.
Roy Olen “Butch” Bole, 64, of Ohio Township died Oct. 20. Survived by sons, Edward Bole, Roy Bole, James Bole and Charles Bole; daughters, Shilo (Chuck) Bole and Cresna Bole; father, Roy B. (Esther) Bole; sisters, Margaret (Paul) Dalton, Barbara (Bill) Schmidt and Josephine Moore; 12 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Tipton; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Alfretta Bole; mother, Catherine Bole; brother, John (Wanda) Bole; and sister, Marcella (Raymond) Cain. Services were Oct. 30 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Memorials to: Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255.
Betty T. Davis
Anne Marie Helms
Anne Marie Helms, 54, of Union Township died Nov. 2.
Survived by husband, Brad Helms; children, Jessica Lauren (Thomas) Stout, Mary Ellen Helms and Emma Caroline Helms; granddaughter, Emma Helms Girard; and siblings, Charles Mattingly, Mary Ellen Ritchie, Rosemary Warren, D.H. Mattingly, John Mattingly and Joseph Mattingly. Preceded in death by father, Charles B. Mattingly; mother, Mary Inez (nee Buckler) Mattingly; and brother, Michael Mattingly. Services were Nov. 8 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Juvenile Diabetes International, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004; or, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140.
Sally A. Kerans
Sally A. Kerans, 72, of Pierce Township died Oct. 26. Survived by husband, Lewis E. Kerans; son, Lewis E. “Rick” (Lyndel) Kerans; daughter, Deborah L. (Bob) Wulfhorst; siblings, Jane Storrer, Robert (Barbara) Lewis and James Lewis; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence W. Lewis and Ethelyn Slocum. Services were Oct. 30 at T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230; or, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.
Lillian Mae Pennington
Lillian Mae Pennington, 86, of Ohio Township died Oct. 25. Survived by daughter, Sandee Olson; grandchildren, Shawn Olson, Denise Hauck, Branden Olson, Chris Hance, Mindy McCarroll, Mandy Pennington, Michael Tyler, Tayler Hance and Crystal Pennington; great-grandchildren, Travis Hauck, Haily Olson, Cameron Luck, Parker Luck, Ryan McCarroll, Julie
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McCarroll and Jade Blackledge; and great-great grandson, Xander Hauck. Preceded in death by husband, Lushen Pennington; and son, Lee Pennington. Services were Oct. 29 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.
Billy Ray Sanders
Billy Ray Sanders, 39, of Union Township died Oct. 25. Survived by son, Nathan Sanders; father, Billy Ray (Paula) Sanders; mother, Lila (Greg) Rowling; brother, Jeremy (Kelly) Sanders; sister, Kristi Rowling; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Services were Oct. 30 at T. P. White & Sons Funeral Home.
Christopher L. Wagers
Christopher Lee Wagers, 39, of Amelia died Oct. 23. Survived by mother, Donna Wagers; brothers, Jimmy Wagers, Anthony Wagers and Edward Wagers; sisters, Pamela (Dean) Willoughby and Trilla Burson; grandmother, Claudia Wagers; and 13 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Ray Wagers. Services were Oct. 27 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.
Walter Zieger Jr.
Walter “Jerry” Zieger Jr., 71, of Batavia died Oct. 22. Survived by son, Walter (Margie) Zieger III; daughter, Evelyn Zieger; brother, Freeman Zieger; sister, Marilyn (Ed) Wardrup; grandchildren, Joshua, Chris and Jennifer Zieger and Cheryl Gambrell; and two greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Leona Zieger; sisters, Lois Fouch and Carolyn Love; grandson, Jonathon; and greatgrandson, Cayden. Services were Oct. 28 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.
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Published on Nov 11, 2010
See CENTER on page A2 A simple toy aimed at kids was the result of scientific research done by a Batavia Township native. Jason Heikenfeld,...