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Amelia parade still possible

By John Seney

Efforts are under way to reinstate the Christmas Parade in Amelia, which the village government canceled because of a controversy over changing the name to “A Holiday Parade.” The new effort was launched by a group of village volunteers not connected to village government. “Village residents are working together to make this a village function,” said Michelle Balside, a village resident. “The village resi-

dents want there to be a Christmas Parade. Those are the voices we heard. They are giving us the money, time and resources to make it happen.” Hart The village residents voted to keep Amelia a village in May, she said. “Now they want the Christmas Parade to happen.” Balside said she is one of many residents working on this effort. The event would be called a

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The parade had been sponsored for the past few years by the Amelia Business Association, but that group decided not to run it this year. The village decided to host the parade, but because of concerns over separation of church and state issues changed the name to “A Holiday Parade.” That decision resulted in threats of boycotts and demonstrations, and the decision of one Amelia church to deny use of its parking lot to stage the parade. Because of the controversy, the village canceled the parade.


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Emily Fithen, 6, and brother Barrett Fithen, 4, of Pierce Township attended Pierce Township’s Pumpkin Night Oct. 30. They cleaned out a pumpkin before carving it. For more photos from the event, see page A4.

Amelia to host Salute to Veterans Amelia village will sponsor the fifth annual Salute to Veterans at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Amelia Elementary School. This year’s event will honor Women in the Military. Speakers will include Col. Dean Smittle, military analyst for 700 WLW Radio, Cpt. Karen Caligaris of the U.S. Army Reserves and Women Veterans program manager, U.S. Marine Corp. Col. William Rapp. Other interesting speakers will be featured as well. A history of women in the military will be presented as well as

accounts from women who have been affected by a father, son, husband, mother, daughter or grandchild in the service. Village officials are accepting pictures and brief bios of veterans, current and past, for the Veterans Memorial Wall that hangs in council chambers. This portable wall will be featured at the salute. Contact the administrative office at Amelia village at 7534747 or e-mail All local veterans regardless of age, gender or era served are invited to participate.

“We’re very pleased that the residents of the township continue to support safety services and that they understood how important this levy was.”

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Christmas Parade and would be held Dec. 13, as originally planned, said Todd Hart, another resident helping with the effort. Hart said a group of volunteers met Saturday, Nov. 7. They applied for insurance for the parade, but will not know for sure until Wednesday, Nov. 11, if the application will be accepted. Once they have the insurance, they will apply for a permit from the village. The volunteer committee is talking to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol about traffic control, Hart said.

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While the margin was slim, the voters in Union Township decided to support the Union Township Police and Fire departments. The township’s 2.95-mill safety services levy passed by about two percent. There were 5,789 votes for the levy and 5,517 votes against the levy. These numbers have not been certified. The levy will generate about $3 million in funding for the police and fire departments to share. If the levy had failed, the departments would have been looking at a combined 30 layoffs. “We’re very pleased with the results of the levy. We still have to stay within our means, but it’s a signal to me that the public is pleased with the job we are doing,” Police Chief Terry Zinser said. Fire Chief Stan Deimling could not be reached for comment the night of the election because he joined crews from the fire station as they responded to a kitchen fire in the Summerside area. When he left, about 60 percent of the precincts had reported. When he returned to the pollwatching party, he wasn’t sure what the result would be. “When I got back, there were a few police officers standing in the doorway on their phones and I was trying to read their faces, but

they didn’t have the results yet either,” Deimling said. The Internet at that location went down before all the numbers came in. Deimling said someone got a call later saying the levy had passed. “There was a lot of nervous energy going around ... I think everyone knew it was going to be close, we just didn’t know which side would tip the scale,” Deimling said. “We’re very pleased that the residents of the township continue to support safety services and that they understood how important this levy was.” Trustee Bob McGee said he was relieved that the Union Township residents were willing to support the township’s police and fire departments. “We needed the extra funding ... Or we would have seen enormous cuts in our fire department, police department and communications center, all of which we need desperately,” McGee said. “I think the people, overall, said that we need these services. They saw the writing on the walls, just as all of (the trustees) have.” The money this continuous levy will generate will only be used to maintain current levels of service. None of the employees previously laid-off will be brought back, Deimling said.

Batavia village must cut costs By John Seney

Batavia village officials will be looking for areas to cut costs following the defeat of a 0.25-percent earnings tax increase. Mayor John Thebout said there is a possibility one police officer and one street worker will have to be cut. Brush and leaf pickup also may be eliminated. “The voters have given us direction to cut

services,” Thebout said. According to uncertified results from the Nov. 3 election, 312 residents voted against the tax increase and 143 voted for it. Council member Kathy Turner said the cuts were to be discussed at the council’s finance committee meeting Nov. 9. Turner blamed the economy for the measure’s defeat. “Everybody’s afraid, and I understand that,” she said.

Turner said the cuts could come as early as January. “It’s not going to be easy,” she said. “We have a lot of tough choices now.” Turner Workers and residents in Batavia now pay a 1-percent earnings tax. The proposed 0.25 increase would have been in addition to that. The increase would have generated about $175,000 a year.


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November 11, 2009

Batavia schools look at options after defeat

Incumbents return in Union Township By Kellie Geist

Since the Union Township trustees fired Doug Walker last fall, a number of hopefuls used that tarnished public opinion to propel their campaigns. But Union Township Trustee Bob McGee said the Nov. 3 election shows a more pleased public. Incumbents Bob McGee and Tim Donnellon were reelected as Union Township trustees. The two received 3,275 and 3,131 votes, respectively. “I think the votes say that people are pleased with the situation we’re in. We’ve changed a lot of our policies and procedures to be more open and I think people are happy with

that,” McGee said. “I think all the doom-sayers can put everything aside now.” In the last year, the trustees have doubled their number of meetings, had a series of work sessions to scrutinize each department’s budget, and are working on a five-year rolling budget. They also called for a new Web site to offer a extensive list of agendas and minutes, and videos of the meetings should be available in the next month. “I think the turnout reflects the appreciation of the honest, open approach that we’ve tried to run for the last 10 months,” Trustee Tim Donnellon said. “We’ve stated that we’ve turned a corner and the voters agreed. I think they are recognizing the progress.”

McGee Donnellon Both trustees agreed the departmental five-year budget plans are the first priority, especially the budget for the township’s police and fire departments. “I have been strenuously pushing for the five-year budget plan,” Donnellon said. “We’ve made great strides this year, but there’s more to be done.” “We need to do more with less and find more ways to be efficient,” Donnellon said. There were 10 candidates running for these two open trustee seats. “It was a hard tough race and an uphill battle,” McGee said. John McGraw and Debra Siegroth were the runnersup. Siegroth received 2,234 and McGraw received 2,233 votes.


By John Seney

The Batavia Local School District will have to make due with its old elementary school after voters rejected a $13.9-million bond issue to build a new school. “We will keep putting Band-Aids on it,” Treasurer Michael Ashmore said of the old school that was originally built in 1916. The 4.20-mill bond issue was defeated Nov. 3 with 1,508 voting against it and 1,329 voting for it. The vote results are not yet certified. If the bond issue had passed, the board of education wanted to build a new elementary school on land the district owns next to the high school in Batavia Township. The current elementary school is in the village of Batavia. The build-

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mind. Wilson finished first in the sixcandidate field with 2,039 votes, followed by Wilson Sauls with 2,016 votes. Finishing third was Dan Haglage with 1,440 votes, followed by Ryan Clepper with 1,331 votes, Melinda Ramos with 885 votes and Paul Reinhart Jr. with 531 votes. The vote totals have not be certified. Wilson said he was “very happy” with the out-

Batavia Township Trustees Archie Wilson and James Sauls Jr. are looking forward to continuity on the board after winning their seats in the Nov. 3 election. Wilson was re-elected and Sauls was returned to the board after being appointed in February to fill the seat of Deborah Clepper, who resigned after being elected as Clermont County recorder. Sauls originally said he didn’t plan to seek a fouryear term, but changed his

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Newcomer Denise Smith took the most votes for the West Clermont board of education with 7,207 votes. Two years ago, Smith won the election by 28 votes, but ended up losing in a recount. “I was very surprised. It’s amazing ... No recount this year,” Smith said. “I had a good group of people working with me and I was at the polls all day. I think it pays off when people see you in person.”

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Superintendent Barbara Bradley said she was “highly disappointed” in the bond issue defeat. “But we will continue to do what we do best – educate our children,” she said. The district will have to look at other alternatives and the board of education will have to decide what direction to take, she said. The next board of education meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Batavia High School, 1 Bulldog Place. Board member Michael Enriquez said the board would have to look at its options before considering another bond issue. “The voters have spoken,” he said.

“People seem to be satisfied with the way we are handling things,” he said. “There is nothing controversial going on, and that’s the way we like it.” Cornett, who is vice president of the Clermont County Township Association, said the number of candidates who ran, both in Batavia Township and other townships throughout the county, was a good sign. There were 60 candidates running for 28 seats in the county’s 14 townships. “That shows a lot of interest,” he said.

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ing is overcrowded and in need of repairs. The Ohio School Facilities Commission was Ashmore expected to pay about half of the $24.5 million cost of building a new school, with the balance coming from the bond issue. Ashmore said the commitment from the state is good until July 2010, at which time the facilities commission will revise the funding guidelines. There is no way to know if that revision will result in more or less money for school districts. Ashmore said waiting longer to build the school also could mean rising costs because of inflation.



Beamer Smith Smith said she wants to be approachable during her term on the school board. “I want people to feel comfortable coming up and talking to me. I think the only way you can accomplish that is to go to sporting events, concerts, PTO meetings, festivals at the elementary

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Tiffany Williamson, left, and Kelsey Hardin, both seventh-graders from New Richmond, clean out the inside of a pumpkin at Pierce Township’s Pumpkin Night Oct. 30.


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Batavia Township officials are taking steps in anticipation of the possible sale of the former Ford plant. Township Trustee Archie Wilson asked at a Oct. 29 meeting if the township can expect any zoning requests for the Ford property. He said people in the community have been asking him about it. Zoning Administrator Denise Kelley said the township has received no official notice. The property is now zoned as major industrial. Kelley said any requests for conditional use under the zoning would come to the township’s board of zoning appeals. The township is considering changes in the zoning code that would make the Ford property a special overlay district, requiring

approval of the trustees for zoning requests. Wilson suggested the township move ahead Wilson as quickly as possible to make the Ford property an overlay district. Kelley said the approval process would take about three months. In August, the Clermont County commissioners approved a resolution to help secure financing for the private acquisition of the former Ford plant. It was the first in a series of approvals necessary for the proposed issuance of $6,125,000 Ohio Enterprise Bond Funds by the Ohio Department of Development. The Batavia Township site consists of a 1.8-million-square-foot building on 230 acres.

No one injured in three separate fires By John Seney

The Central/Joint Fire and EMS District had a busy weekend, with three separate fires in Batavia Township. Firefighters responded to a house fire 3:11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at 3379 Ohio 222. There was no one at home and the fire was confined to a single room. There were no injuries. Chief Kevin Riley said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters were called to a fire 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, involving two detached garages and a single-family home at 45

Hitchcock Lane. Riley said the owner of the home was burning leaves and the fire spread to the buildings. One garage was a total loss, and the other garage and home had moderate damage. There were no injuries. The third fire at 3:56 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, was at a home at 2401 Gatetree Lane. Four people were home at the time, but escaped without injuries. One firefighter sustained minor injuries from falling debris. The fire was confined to one bedroom of the house and the damage was minor, Riley said. The cause is still under investigation.

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MONROE TWP. – As pilgrims celebrated with a feast of Thanksgiving to God for their bountiful harvests so did the early settlers and their families. The Monroe Township Historical Society continues this tradition by hosting their annual Harvest Homecoming Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Grant Career Center in Bethel. Prepared by Chef Ray Forsee and his culinary students, this full course meal will be served at 6:15 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so guests may enjoy the different historical displays as well as renew old friendships. “Our primary purpose is to promote this township, the birthplace of two famous generals, U.S. Grant and Henry Clark Corbin,” said Libbie Bennett, board chair. “The main item on our menu is history and our rich heritage.” For information call 5534730 or 553-2723.

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AMELIA – The Knights of Columbus MSGR Gerdes Council 3123 will host two No Limit Texas Hold ‘em Tournaments with a $1,000 firstplace cash payout in each tournament. The tournaments begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the council lodge, 1800 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call 513-797-886 for more information. Players must be 18 or older to play.

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your voice and the voice of your business needs when Jean Schmidt comes home to the Clermont Chamber as featured speaker for the November Legislative luncheon. Let U.S. Rep. Schmidt hear your concerns about such federal issues. The Legislative Luncheon is 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Receptions Eastgate. Cost is $38 for chamber members and $50 for non members. To make a reservation or for more information, visit or call 576-5000.

Erdy fundraiser

BATAVIA – To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas B. Erdy, the fifth annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia, Ohio. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner, provided by Texas Roadhouse, open bar, dancing, live and silent auctions. 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 groups, which distribute funds for injured Marines and their families. Seating is available for $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Auction items also are being accepted. Seating requests and donations can be mailed to: The Nick Erdy Foundation, 2948 Quitter Road, Williamsburg, OH 45176. For details, contact Rita Erdy-Elleman at 965-0437 or

Incentives considered to cut workforce By John Seney

The Clermont County commissioners are moving closer to offering voluntary early retirement to some workers in an effort to cut costs. However, another plan to offer voluntary separation incentives to all employees has been abandoned. Under the retirement plan, the number of years required for retirement would be cut from 30 to 25 years. This would affect at least seven employees who are paid either fully or par-

tially out of the general fund. At a work session Nov. 4, Administrator David Spinney told the commissioners he thought the plan also should be offered to county workers outside the general fund, such as those paid by elected officials like the recorder or auditor. The plan would be voluntary and workers would have a specific time frame, like 30 days, to accept it. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he agreed the plan should be offered to employees of all office holders.

CCHS meeting

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in room S142, at UC College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The program will be “Show and Tell.” They ask everyone to bring some interesting item to share with the group. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Tack exchange

OWENSVILLE – The East Fork Mounted Search & Rescue team will host a tack exchange from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 100 Locust St. in Owensville. A $1 donation will be accepted at the door. New and used horse equipment will be featured along with door prizes, artwork, home decor, other horse-related items and a raffle. Food will be available. The cost for a table is $30 for a booth and table, additional tables are $6 each. Cost for 4-H clubs or outdoor space is half the cost of a table. Call Linda at 265-5637 or Marsha at 256-8292.

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details or call 703-2189 • Glen Este Boosters Holiday Grand Raffle. Cost is $10 per chance or three for $25. The grand prize $2,500 and only 3,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be Dec. 21. Contact Michele Delaney to purchase tickets at 7032189. • Glen Este Booster Dance. Mark your calendars. The dance will be 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 6, at R-Place in Amelia.

Elections meetings

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Board of Elections has scheduled board meetings for the following dates: • Nov. 16, at 9 a.m., open official canvass and any other regular business. • Nov. 24, at 2:00 p.m., certification of general election and regular monthly board meeting. The meetings are held at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia.

Work session

Union Twp. – The trustees will have a work session at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the civic center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The trustees will discuss the township budget.

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Theater students trick or treat for donations to YWCA

By Kellie Geist

When Derek Daniel, a junior in the Glen Este High School Thespian Troupe, found out he could use his performance skills to help people, he grabbed his Elmo costume. Daniel, along with about 20 others members of the Thespian Troupe, spent a few hours Saturday, Oct. 25, trick or treating for monetary and canned good donations. “Being a performance group, we liked being able to do what we love and help people at the same time. It was just really really cool to be able to do that,” Daniel said. The group visited homes in the McGuffy Lakes subdivision decked out in costumes like Elmo, Hello Kitty, Mrs. Pots, and even a rock lobster as part of Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat. This international program is

supported by the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society. Using this program, theatre troupes are challenged to raise donations for local organizations. This is something the troupe participates in every year. This year, the Glen Este students were able to collect $388 in food items and $450.40 in monetary donations for the Eastern Area YWCA. “We know that canned food drives are great, but where a dollar can buy four cans of green beans at the grocery store, the local food banks can take that dollar and buy 10 cans of green beans through government programs,” said Joan Stear, troupe advisor. “The kids love to give us canned goods, and we’ll always take their green beans, but we really try to ask for (monetary)


Students in the Glen Este High School Thespian Troupe trick or treated for canned goods and monetary donations at the McGuffy Lakes Oct. 25. The more than $800 in donations they received will be given to the Eastern Area YWCA in Batavia. donations.” Nikki Ballein, a senior in the troupe, said the residents of McGuffy Lakes were very receptive. “We got a few weird looks, but when we explained what we were doing, we got a lot of good reactions,” Ballein said. “This was a

great way for me incorporate my favorite holiday with helping people.” Stear said while this project is good for the community, it’s also good for the students. “What I find refreshing is that, in the midst of performance, which is pretty self-focused, the

students have the opportunity to use their performing arts love and talents to support others,” Stear said. “We used to just wear our thespian shirts, but the costumes work out better,” Stear said. “Kids will not let you not open the door for Elmo.”

School construction moves inside While students signed the final beams to go into the West Clermont Local School District’s two new elementary schools, construction continued. At Amelia Elementary School, the mason topped out load-bearing block for the building. Interior non-load bearing walls were started in the kitchen area and brick veneer continued on the exterior of the building, according to Ed Dyer, director of administrative services. Work on roof decking and steel continued in the academic wing and the contract also set the trusses for the second floor mechanical room and library. The plumbing contractor worked on storm lines for the building located in the south and north academic wing and the HVAC contractor continued to run ductwork in the kitchen, music room, and gymnasium. This con-


Some of the students wore their Halloween costumes or did not participate, but others really got into the Vocabulary Parade. From left: Christa Ducolon (Little Red Riding Hood,) Haley Loomis (foliage,) and Payton Willenbrink (dictionary.)

Costumes are for filling vocabulary, not Halloween treat bags Rather than wear Halloween costumes to their fall festival Friday, Oct. 30, students at Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School dressed up as vocabulary words. Kids wore everything from a giant tree costume for the word “botany” to a hat with a barbell on it for the word “headstrong.”

At the end of the day, during the school’s fall festival, each class paraded across the gym stage to show off their costumes. One student from each class won a crown for the best costume. Some of the winning costumes included “foliage,” “incognito,” and “weather.”

tractor also continued with piping in student dining room, Dyer said. The electrician worked on the electrical rooms for the building and the site electric for the new pole lights. At Withamsville-Tobasco, contractors continued to set door frames and walls inside the building. They also completed the decking at the trusses in the cafeteria and the roof steel over part of the building. Crews also started installation of the elevator. Plumbing crews continued the plumbing line rough-in and bathroom lines as well as the roof drain in the classroom wing. Non-load bearing walls as well as the exterior brick veneer continued to go up while the electricians and HVAC contractors worked on conduits, piping and ducts. Roofing crews also continued the installation of the flat and shingled roofs.

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During the Vocabulary Parade at WithamsvilleTobasco, each class paraded across the stage and a winner was chosen for best word costume. Justin Haught, a fifth-grader, won the crown in his class for his costume about botany.

Live Oaks Career Development Campus in Milford is pairing up with Dine To Donate at Applebee’s restaurant to raise money for Skills USA 11 a.m. to close Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and Nov. 25. Skills USA is a competition between schools, where students can compete in activities across the country within their career field labs such as graphic communications, job interview, welding and Web design participate. Skills USA competitions and events are held throughout the year, with many diverse competitions in all categories so students target in their particular field. Dine To Donate helps many organizations, such as Yellow Ribbon and Autism Awareness, with raising money. By eating at Applebee’s and

giving the server an official Dine To Donate flyer, 10 percent of the bill is sent to Live Oaks Skills USA, allowing students the privilege to participate in those competitions. “Dine To Donate is out there to help students raise money,” said David Hinkle, a Computer Service Technician Network senior from Milford High School. “Dine To Donate is a great way to raise money for the Skills USA competitions,” said Emily Whitaker, a Health Tech senior from Milford High School. Applebee’s has been helping schools raise money with Dine To Donate for many years. In that time, the fundraiser still attracts many customers eager to help support organizations for a good cause. For more information about Dine To Donate, call 612-4940.

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Rather than have a regular fall festival, the staff at Withamsville-Tobasco decided to have a vocabulary parade. Each student chose a word and wore a costume to reflect that word. Near the end of the day Oct. 30, each of the classes paraded across the stage and a winner for best costume was chosen from each class.

Summerside Elementary fifth-grade students are currently selling Entertainment books to offset the cost of camp. Books, which come with four $5 coupons, are $20. All profits will go towards lowering the $98 camp cost. For more information, call the school at 947-7900.

Commended student

Glen Este High School senior Kathryn Verplanck has been named a Commended Student in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to Verplanck by Principal Dennis Ashworth.


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GE’s Thomas finishes 4th at state By Mark Chalifoux


Michelle Thomas, a Glen Este High School student standing next to the running trails around the school in July, placed fourth in the state cross country finals.

Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas came close to winning a state title in 2008 and came close again in 2009. Thomas finished fourth in the Division I girls’ state cross country meet on Nov. 7 with a time of 18:19.02. Thomas finished as the runnerup in 2008 and Glen Este cross country coach Angie Carson said she thought Thomas was one of three girls that had a shot to win the title in 2009. “A lot of it comes down to who

runs the best race that day,” she said. Carson said she thinks Thomas has the potential to run collegiately at a Division I school and that she’s starting to draw interest from college programs. She said the key to her success is her work ethic. “What impresses me the most is just how hard she works,” Carson said. “She gets out there every day and works as hard as she can to be the best. I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as her.” Thomas said more people around school are starting to recognize cross country more after

the team’s success. “People think a lot more of it,” she said. “People I don’t know will come up in the hallways to say ‘good job’ and more people respect our sport now. It makes me feel proud to know other people do see what we accomplish. It feels good to be a part of the team that did that.” Thomas said her favorite thing about running for Glen Este is the team atmosphere. “I like getting to meet all of the new people and saying I was part of a team at Glen Este. I feel like our team is really nice. We have a lot of good kids and we cheer for each

other,” she said. Thomas said she tries to be a leader on the team through her example, and that she definitely wants to run in college. “It will be really neat to run at that elite level,” she said. As for 2009, it was a season that rarely saw Thomas on the losing end of things. She went undefeated the entire season until the state meet. “I feel like that’s the biggest highlight for me,” Thomas said. “Going undefeated all the way through regionals, I feel like that’s a big accomplishment.”

New Richmond football falls in 1st round

Lions end 2009 campaign at 9-2

A stellar season on the gridiron for New Richmond High School came to a close with a first-round playoff loss for the Lion boys. New Richmond, seeded No. 5 in the Division III Region 12 bracket, saw its season come to a close with a loss to No. 4 Logan Elm (9-2), 28-12, during firstround action Friday, Nov. 6. Logan Elm advanced to the Division III Regional Championship semi-finals with the win. No. 8 Springfield Shawnee and Logan Elm face off during the regional semi-finals Friday, Nov. 13, after Springfield Shawnee stunned No. 1 Goshen, 287, in the first round. No. 2 Wyoming was the only Division III team from Cincinnati to score a firstround playoff win with its victory over No. 7 Eaton, 34-32. New Richmond finished its season at 9-2 while outscoring its opponents by a 391-137 point margin. Before allowing 28 points in week 11, the most the Lions had allowed in a single game occurred during a 21-14 loss to Goshen in week eight. Lion senior quarterback

Garrett Myers led New Richmond with 76 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries against Logan Elm. Logan Elm led by a score of 14-0 before a 10-yard touchdown run from Myers brought the score to 14-6 in the first quarter. By halftime, Logan Elm led by a score of 28-6. The final touchdown of Myers’ career came in the fourth quarter on a oneyard score. Andrew Nealan led the Lions during the regular season with 863 rushing yards. Myers finished at 823 rushing yards and 473 passing yards. New Richmond’s Mike Maupin was close behind at 693 yards rushing. Brian Mazzaro led the Lions’ receivers with 204 yards. Defensively, Andy Case finished with 45 tackles to lead the Lions. Jacob Gundler added 33 tackles for New Richmond with Danny Scholz contributing 24 tackles. Austin Warden scored three sacks to led New Richmond. Kevin Hamilton recorded five interceptions for the lines. Mazzaro also added four interceptions with Gundler hauling in two interceptions.



Several players from the 2003 Clermont Northeastern 11-year-old football team were recognized at a recent CNE/Batavia 10-year-old game by former coaches for their past and current accomplishments. The seniors wore the jerseys of their current high school teams. From left are, from Batavia High School, Jordan Rowland and Jeff Elam; from Williamsburg, Danny Smith, Matt Richardson, Cody Wiedeman and Caleb Morgan; and from CNE, Josh Haun. Coaches are Steve Rowland, Jeff Elam and Shannon Smith.

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The University of Cincinnati men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively, at the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championships Oct. 31 at the Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course. Sophomore Eric Finan, a New Richmond High School graduate, paced the men’s team with a 24th-place finish

and time of 25:45.6. Junior Michele McKenney, a McNicholas High School graduate, finished at 23:36. Villanova captured the women’s title with 30 points, while Syracuse took home the men’s championship with 55 points. UC’s men’s team finished in eighth place with 250 points, while the women’s team scored 272 points for a ninth-place showing.

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McNick runner’s work ethic leads to state By Mark Chalifoux

McNicholas senior Matt Johnson qualified for the state cross country meet as an individual, the program’s first individual to qualify since 2002. “It makes me feel really good,” Johnson said of his accomplishment. “It makes putting in all the extra effort and getting up to run on Sunday mornings in the offseason worth it.” McNick cross country head coach Dan Rosenbaum said Johnson’s success was a credit to his work ethic, both in sports and in the classroom. “He’s one of our top students and in his running, after his freshman year he made a decision he was going to work as hard as he could and he’s improved every year,” he said. “That hard determination and

Because Matt Johnson has had such success in cross country and in the classroom, coach Dan Rosenbaum said he’s a good role model for younger kids in the program. work ethic, those are the keys to his success.” Matt Johnson finished in the Division II boys cross country meet with a time of 17:24.23, good for No. 58 in the event. Johnson said balancing the workload from athletics can be frustrating at times but that it also helps him focus. “Some people say when you have an extracurricular you do better in school. I like the stress, it tells my brain to kick it up a notch,” he said. Because Johnson has had such success in cross country and in the classroom, Rosenbaum said he’s a good role model for

younger kids in the program. “I’ve pointed that out to the other kids all year. We have a number of kids who are running times similar to his in his freshman year. Now they have to make the decision to work as hard as he did and it can be a possibility for them as well someday,” Rosenbaum said. Johnson has been involved in the sport for five years and said he wants to continue his cross country career in college. Johnson said he was considering attending Ohio Northern University. “I really like their pharmacy program and I love their facilities,” he said.

“They are only Division III in cross country so the training wouldn’t be as rigorous and I think I would enjoy it more and standout more.” Johnson said his favorite thing about running at McNick is the team atmosphere and that one of the biggest influences on his career is former assistant coach Bill Valenzano, now at Walnut Hills. “He runs every day and gave me some great advice in cross country and in track and motivated me to be the best I could be,” Johnson said. Rosenbaum said his top attribute is his attitude. “He does not quit,” he said. “Even after falling early in the regional race, he didn’t panic, he didn’t spring to the front, he remained determined and worked his way back into the top 16.”


McNicholas cross country runner Matt Johnson qualified for the state cross country meet. He’s the program’s first to qualify as an individual since 2002.


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Thank you

Incumbent village of Williamsburg council members Traci Schueler-Hurst, Charles Covert and Jim Weaver would like to thank the residents of the village for their confidence in voting to re-elect them to village council. All three pledge to continue to help build the village of Williamsburg into an even better place to live and work. Traci Schueler-Hurst South Fourth Street Charles Covert South Fourth Street Jim Weaver Wilmar Avenue Williamsburg

What a sad day

What a sad day, indeed. I can honestly say I have never felt more ashamed of my hometown of Amelia as much as I am this Christmas season. What has been a beloved and cherished ritual as many years as I can remember is no more, due to the petulance of a select few virulently espousing that we “keep Christ in Christmas.” What I find bizarre about the whole mess is the argument over a name for a parade whose celebrity is Sint Klaas, a figure who doesn’t appear in any Bible I’ve read. Regardless of what the parade is called, it does not define my beliefs on Christ or my reason for celebrating the season. Apparently, this is not the case for others. Rather than channeling the energy over this debate to save this wonderful event, those opposed to a cosmetic change for legal reasons choose to cut their noses to spite their faces. In spirit of giving, I propose

resident against the “holiparade have a red ball of own, so they have someto take home. Merry ChristBrian Morris Van Fleet Amelia

Thank you from the Riebels

When Tami and I were in Maui in 2006, we learned a valuable life lesson while traveling the “Road to Hana.” The scenic drive is popular because it takes you past tropical gardens, water falls and the most incredible scenery. Due to the narrow, winding road, it could take an entire day for the 55-mile drive. We didn’t even make it before having to turn back. Feeling like we missed something, someone at our hotel informed us the Road to Hana is not about the destination, but it’s about the road and the beauty it offers. I relate this truth to this campaign. It was about getting to know our community better as we went from door to door. It was about having fun at the polls Election Day with those we worked with, competed against and the voters we met. It was about our friends and family surrounding and supporting us in every way by donating their time and talents. Sure, we didn’t reach the destination this time either, but the road was sweet and we are grateful for the journey. Thank you to those who supported me and congratulations to Chris and Bonnie for winning the race. Rich and Tami Riebel Pond Run Road Pierce Township

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Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? “My father was born on Nov. 11, 1906, so Veterans Day has a special meaning for me. “Since I work for the federal government, we are given the day off as a national holiday and although I never had the opportunity to serve in a branch of our military I think it’s important for all of us as Americans to recognize and give thanks for the countless sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. “They are all true heroes, giving of themselves to protect the freedoms many of us often take for granted.” M.M. “Although I have no current plans to attend an event, to me it is recognition of those who risked their lives and those who gave their lives for our freedoms.” B.N. “In all honesty, I had not thought about attending a Veteran’s Day event until this week’s chatroom question showed up. “Although I am a veteran, I did not see combat, and I was lucky to have done my tour of duty in the Navy during a relatively peaceful time in our country’s history (1954-1958). “People have a tendency to take the good things in life for granted, and I am also guilty of that from time to time, and I regret it. “This note from the Community Press has made me decide to





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Next question Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its debut? What are your favorite memories of the show? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. plan to attend one of the events in the community, to show my appreciation for the awesome sacrifices made by so many in our Armed Forces, especially those who courageously gave their very lives in defense of our country and our freedom. “Thank you American veterans!” B.B. “I served in the active army from April 1965 until November 1969 and in the reserves until 1989. I was in Vietnam from December 1967 until November 1968 and “won” a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. “I am proud of my service but I have never seen fit to attend a Veterans Day event, except when I was in the reserves and we drove trucks in parades. “I am 65 years old and hope the day never comes where the most exciting and fulfilling thing I can celebrate was learning to kill my fellow man in a foreign land. “For me, Veterans Day is a day when a lot of old coots with nothing better to do try to regain the glory of their youth. “I will be backpacking in the Smokies trying to find mine.” F.S.D.



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Hoping for a miracle on Main Street The Amelia Christmas Parade has been a 28-year-old beloved past time and tradition in our town. Coming from a concerned veteran and citizen, who whole heartedly believes in Christmas, I find it to be a sad day when a small town takes the advice of an attorney not to use the word Christmas in the name of a parade or any other event involved with a government agency. While serving in the United States Military there was only one day a year when we could feel safe because the fighting around the world would stop for a few short hours, and that was on Christmas Eve. With that being said, we all remember the famous movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” In this movie, the United States Postal Office, a government agency,

eventually recognizes Kris Kringle as Santa Clause and carries on the tradition of Christmas. Although “Miracle on 34th Todd Hart Street” is only a Community movie a realistic would Press guest example be our nation’s columnist 86 year old tradition of the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. The National Park Service, another government agency, has been sponsoring this event at the Presidents Park, south of the White House. Every year this is where our President delivers a message of peace to our nation and the world

with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the “Christmas Pathway of Peace.” Along the “Christmas Pathway of Peace,” each state recognizes and shows support for their Christmas tree. For 86 years this tradition has been able to carry on without replacing its title of “Christmas” with “Holiday.” This goes to show that the leaders of the United States no matter how big or small and our enemies no matter what part of the world, recognize and support Christmas, so why does our small town have to be any different? All I am asking is for a tradition to live on, unchanged and unbroken. That being said maybe this year we will all be able to experience our own miracle on Main Street. Todd J. Hart lives on South Kline in Amelia.

How the Grinch stole the Christmas parade The first Amelia Christmas parade took place when I was 9 years old. I remember standing in front of my church and watching the floats go by. My favorite was Ben the bear – a real bear who was owned by my friend’s dad. I also remember getting so much candy that I had to take off my hat to carry it all home. My ears were frozen but I was happy with the loot, especially the caramel bull’s-eyes. I moved away after college and haven’t had a chance to see the parade in 20 years or so, but it was nice to think other kids would have the chance to create similar memories. Not this year, apparently. The Grinch has come to the village. When the Amelia Business Association couldn’t find enough volunteers to help run the event, it could have simply let the parade die. Instead, the group handed it over to the village. The village could have kept the “Christmas Parade,” but it would have put Amelia in financial peril if it was ever sued on First Amendment issues. So the council decided to change just the name – not the spirit – of the parade from “Christmas” to “Holiday.”

Enter the villagers. The citizens of Whoville have turned on themselves and denied the village a parade. Local churches and businessLisa J. Mauch es have withEditor’s drawn their supand threatNotebook port ened boycotts, but not one of them came forward to sponsor the parade and keep the “Christmas” in it. I understand people are tired of the overly “PC” and litigious nation we now live in. Cookie Monster can’t even eat cookies anymore for health reasons and people get millions of dollars for spilling hot coffee on themselves. I even understand Christians getting weary of “Happy Holidays” in place of “Merry Christmas.” But we live in a country with expanding ethnicities and beliefs. Is it really so terrible we celebrate this diversity together? The spirit of the season isn’t wrapped up in one name, or even one religion for that matter. Christ’s message was to love all fellow men, not just an exclusive few.

Should we start having one “Christmas” parade for some and another parade for all others? I listened to Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington when he was on the 700-WLW Bill Cunningham show Nov. 3. “The Christ that I know would be at the parade to celebrate in the loving spirit of the holiday season regardless of what the parade was called,” said Ellingon. I couldn’t agree more. No one is trying to keep “Christ” out of the parade. Churches aren’t being denied the right to have nativity scenes or other Christian themes on floats. Just as classic car owners aren’t being denied the right to ride in the parade, though one could argue that a ’57 Chevy is about as Christian as Frosty the Snowman. Even without a hat full of caramels this year, Christmas will come just the same. Because it does mean a little bit more than floats in parades and gifts under the tree. But here’s hoping that the new group of volunteers working to organize the parade are sucessful. And that all our hearts grow three times bigger this holiday season. Lisa J. Mauch is presentation editor for the Community Journal. She can be reached at lmauch@community or 591-6163.

Milford schools ask for help with survey There are so many good things happening in the Milford school district these days. The district is rated Excellent with Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The state also released Milford from fiscal caution after a combined effort from the community and the Milford board of education. The district is in a much stronger financial position with the passage of the operating levy last November and action taken by the board to review all spending and make cuts where necessary and warranted. Our students are successful in the classroom as well as in their extra-curricular activities. We appreciate the community’s support of the schools, our students and staff. We have achieved many things, but there always is room for improvement. This summer, the board approved a long range plan, which was created by a committee representing staff, administration, students and community members. The plan focuses on areas including professional development for staff, communications, staff structure and ratios, funding, technology, curriculum and inter-

vention. The mission of the district, as stated in the plan, is to inspire and prepare our students to reach their fullest potential in a Bob Farrell diverse and Community dynamic world. The goal of Press guest the columnist tion communicastrategy is to maintain and expand two-way, proactive communications with all stakeholders. One way to improve two-way communication is through a survey. A district committee, representing community members, Burke Marketing, district staff and students worked together to create the survey. Students from Milford High School’s DECA marketing program took this on as an internship project. This is the first community survey conducted since the approval of the long range plan. It will provide for a baseline of information about the opinions and beliefs of the community. The district will share the

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results of the survey with the board and the community upon completion and analysis of the data. The survey is an electronic survey that will be available starting Nov. 11 through our district Web site at It asks a variety of questions related to school programs, curriculum and overall satisfaction with the district. We value your opinions and intend to review the results as part of the ongoing process to evaluate district offerings. We intend to utilize our automated notification system called cNotify to send to our parents a link to access the survey. The district has a communications committee which also worked to create a postcard to mail out to share information with the community about the survey. You can expect to receive either the postcard by traditional mail or the cNotify link by e-mail this week. We appreciate you taking a few minutes to answer all of the questions in the survey. It will certainly help in our future planning. Dr. Robert Farrell is the superintendent of the Milford Exempted Village School District.



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Mulberry Golf Club Superintendent Rob Parker and owner Tom Haines.

Mulberry Golf Club offers options By Mary Dannemiller

The next time you’re driving down WolfpenPleasant Hill Road, slow down a bit and you’ll come across something you wouldn’t expect to find off a busy Miami Township road: A golf course. Mulberry Golf Course is a recently opened three-hole course which is tucked away between various businesses at 5163 WolfpenPleasant Hill Road. Tom Haines opened the course earlier this month with young and beginning golfers in mind. “Mulberry Golf Club’s three hole concept was developed from USGA guidelines with special emphasis in offering access to the game of golf for beginners, seniors and youth golfers aged 4 years old to 12 years old,” Haines said. “A foursome at Mulberry Golf Club can play nine holes of golf in one hour and 30 minutes.” The course’s clubhouse currently is under construction, but will soon be available for birthday parties and

corporate meetings. “It’s a great place for birthday parties,” said Ron Parker, course superintendent. “If a child has a summer or spring birthday, they can come out to the facility for a couple of hours and play golf and then have food and cake in the clubhouse.” Parker also said the course was built to be environmentally friendly. “We’ve used organic materials and even have a hand powered lawn mower with no gas or emissions,” he said. “We’re trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible.” The course is open daily from 8 a.m. until dark. Golfers are encouraged to call 831-3348 for tee times. Nine holes cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Please contact Mulberry Golf Club for 2010 greens fees. Visit for more information. “Golf is great outdoor recreation that can be played for life,” Haines said. “Players participate from 4 years of age to 90 years of age.”



Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award winner Jeff Lykins, center, spent the social hour chatting with his family and friends. From left: Miami Township Trustee Mary Wolff, Andrea Lykins, Jeff Lykins, Chris Wedmore and Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant.

Clermont chamber Pacesetters recognized

By Kellie Geist

Four Clermont County champions were recognized for their efforts during the annual Clermont Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter Dinner Nov. 5. Jeff Lykins, the third-generation president of Lykins Companies, was presented the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award. Lykins said it was wonderful and humbling to be added to the list of past winners, which includes Jim Parker, Jim Sauls, Jr., and William Harsha. Lykins took a moment to thank his family, friends and employees. “Without you, I couldn’t be as successful as you guys think I am,” Lykins said. Archie Wilson and Gene Hehenmann accepted the 2008 Corporate Pacesetter Award for their business,


State Rep. Joe Uecker presents a commendation to Steve Wharton on behalf of Senator Tom Niehaus. Midwestern Plumbing Service. Wilson and Hehenmann have supported a number of organizations over the years, including the Clermont County Boys and Girls Clubs and the Great Oaks Career Campuses. “We all have gifts and callings. My

gift is giving gifts,” Wilson said. “I thank God that I have a partner who lets me go out and give away all our money.” “This county has some great businesses in it and we’re just glad to be among them,” Wilson said. Former county Administrator Steve Wharton was presented the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. Wharton worked with Dorsey when she was a commissioner and Dorsey said there is “no one more deserving that you, Steve.” Wharton thanked the people he’s worked with over the years who served as both co-workers and mentors. He also thanked his friends and family. Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey told Wharton that Clermont County “will have a great future as long as you help us guide the ship.”


A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center is hosting the Fall Fest Dinner Auction from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Receptions Eastgate. The event features a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, raffle and entertainment. Includes buffet dinner and live auction. The cost is $40. Registration is required. Call 753-4357.

Help day

St. Mary Church in Bethel is hosting the Christmas Craft Show from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the church center, 3398 Ohio Pike. The event features splitthe-pot, crafts, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, chili and desserts. Call 734-6602.

Clermont County Park District is hosting Habitat Help Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132, Batavia. Help restore park’s natural ecosystems by removing invasive honeysuckle bush. Light refreshments will be served following the event. It is free, but reservations are required. Call 513-876-9013.

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Craft show

The Clermont Inn Players is presenting “Antiques Road Kill” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 180 E. Main St. in Batavia. It is an interactive murdermystery comedy and includes dinner. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 21. Call 732-2174.

The Salvation Army of Batavia is hosting Clermont County Christmas Sign-Ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 87 N. Market St. These are sign-ups for the Christmas assistance program. Bring photo identification, Social Security cards for all members of the household, proof of income and proof of residency. The event is free. Call 732-6328.

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The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held their annual Pacesetter awards dinner Nov. 5 at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. From left are Llyod Acres, Sandy Wilson, Batavia Township Trustee and co-owner of Midwestern Plumbing Archie Wilson, Richard Martin and Russ Miller.


The Union Township Honor Guard presented the colors for the Pacesetter awards dinner.


Representative from a number of community governments and agencies attended the dinner. From left are Union Township Police Lt. Scott Gaviglia, Union Township Trustee Bob McGee, Clermont County Senior Services Executive Director George Brown, Union Township Police Chief Terry Zinser and Union Township Administrator David Duckworth.


Clermont County Common Pleas Clerk of Court Barb Wiedenbein takes a few minutes to chat with State Rep. Danny Bubp, left, and chamber board chair Chip Gerhardt.


Midwestern Plumbing was recognized as the 2008 Corporate Pacesetter during the awards dinner Nov. 5. From left are State Rep. Joe Uecker, Midwestern Plumbing co-owners Archie Wilson and Gene Hehenmann, and Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey.


Many local dignitaries discussed community happenings while at the Pacesetter awards dinner. From left are Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz, Milford Mayor Charlene Hinners and Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey.


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November 11, 2009


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

Women’s Multi-Arts Retreat, 6 p.m. Continues through Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Weekend retreat to help women reconnect with “hand-made lives.” Combines movement, visual arts and writing. Includes individual and group creativity, rest and reflection, community building and more. All skill levels. $300 single occupancy; $250 double occupancy; $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.



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Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Traveling exhibition featuring virtual recreations of earthworks built by Adena, Hopewell and Fort Ancient cultures in Ohio Valley, interactive displays and maps. $1, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. With Jenny Johnson, certified jazzercise instructor. $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Fall Story Time, 10 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Stories, games and crafts. Ages 1 1/2 to 5. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia.


Super Moms: Protecting Your Teen Against Adolescent Dangers, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road. Conference Rooms B and C. Latest information on cyber-bullying, STDs, HPV, eating behaviors and cardiac wellness. Vendors and health screenings available. Includes food. For parents and their children. $20. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Hospital Anderson. 624-1260. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 3


Fall Fest Dinner Auction, 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference CenterEastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, raffle and entertainment. Includes buffet dinner and live auction. $40. Registration required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 753-4357. Eastgate.


Clermont County Family and Children First Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, Conference room. Presented by Clermont County Family and Children First. 732-5400. Batavia.


Christmas Craft Show, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125, Center. Splitthe-pot, crafts, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, chili and desserts. Presented by St. Mary Church - Bethel. 734-6602. Bethel. Holiday Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd. Free. 7693311. Union Township.


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

Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


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


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical about the fall of Saigon during Vietnam War. Contains adult language and situations. $19, $16 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 4

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. Benefits mission projects of Spring Grove United Methodist Women. Free. 734-2887. Nicholsville. Christmas Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. St. Mary Church, 734-6602. Bethel. PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. Floral arrangements, holiday decor, baskets, wood crafts, purses, jewelry, scarves, pottery, painted furniture and more. Free. 232-2346; Anderson Township. Holiday Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastgate Mall, Free. 769-3311. Union Township.

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Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. Through Dec. 27. 683-5692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Family Earthworks Hike, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Hike along Seasongood Trail to discover the similarities of today’s world with that of the ancient Ohioans and then view the Earthworks exhibit inside Seasongood Nature Center. Family friendly. $5 per family; vehicle permit required ($5 annually; $2 daily). Registration required online at Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Play Wii Games, 2 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Mario Cart, Game Party II, Wii Play and Rayman Raving Rabbids. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Turkey Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-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; Anderson Township.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland. Antiques Road Kill, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, $30. Reservations required. 732-2174. Batavia.


Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Emmanuel Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road. Learn story of David and Goliath through story time, music, games and crafts. Grades K-5. Children must be registered and parent/guardian must be present when child is entering and leaving church. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 404-9360; Batavia.


DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 E. Enyart St. Community Room. For people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Features suggestions, guidance and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, experts in divorce-related care and people who have experienced the holidays after separation or divorce. Child care available. Includes book. Free. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Community Church. 587-2437. Symmes Township.



Learn to make your drawings dance at the Weston Art Gallery’s annual children’s animation workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Under the direction of J. Russell Johnson, Wright State University’s professor of motion pictures, and Ruben Moreno, art educator and clay animation specialist, children learn the basic premise of animation, the foundation of all motion pictures, and practice techniques to create a short film. Workshop fee includes snacks and supplies plus a free DVD and film screening (with popcorn) next spring. Cost is $8 members, $12 nonmembers. Advance registration and payment required. Register at 513-684-4524 or

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Holiday Vendor Event, noon-6 p.m. Eastgate Mall, Free. 769-3311. Union Township.


Miss Saigon, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 6976769. Loveland.


Family Earthworks Hike, 10 a.m. Woodland Mound, $5 per family; vehicle permit required. Registration required at Anderson Township.

Sarah Palin will be signing “Going Rogue: An American Life” starting at noon Friday, Nov. 20, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.* Book pre-orders are on sale now and will include a line ticket. The books will be available Tuesday, Nov. 17, and after. Palin will autograph her book but she will not personalize. There will be no posed photographs and no memorabilia signed. Call 513-3968960 for more details. *Time subject to change, check with store for latest event details.


Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Inspired Fitness for Seniors, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. All-day training session to teach seniors safe, gentle and effective exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. Program meant to encourage seniors not able to get to community facility to engage in regular physical activity. Free. Registration required. Presented by Wesley Community Services. 474-2991; Anderson Township.


The Clermont Inn Players present “Antiques Road Kill” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St., Batavia. It is an interactive murder-mystery comedy and includes dinner. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 21. Call 732-2174. Carter Bratton, right, and Jacqueline M. Carey, perform in the show.

Black Cat Bazaar, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main St. In conjunction with studios’ Second Saturday open house and art sale, Ohio Alleycat Resource sponsors vendor bazaar in gallery space. Books, games, home decor, jewelry, specialty foods, cosmetics, and more available for purchase. Includes raffles. Benefits Ohio Alleycat Resource. Free. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; or Loveland.


Habitat Help Day, 9 a.m. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132, Help restore park’s natural ecosystems by removing invasive honeysuckle bush. Light refreshments served following event. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Eastgate Retirement Village, 776 Old Ohio 74, Small dining room. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Eastgate. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 6


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

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Watercolors, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. Learn beginning/intermediate watercolor painting from Jean Bouchy, experienced and skilled artist and instructor. Ages 18 and up. $70. Registration recommended. 231-3600. Anderson Township.

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Anime Club, 3 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Watch and review anime with friends. Members must have a signed permission slip. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


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


Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Ages 3 1/26. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Bluegrass Jam Session, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, With Hard-Drive. Others welcome to play. Free. Reservations recommended. 576-6789. Loveland.


Bingo, 7 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, $15. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.


Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike. Hieder Hall. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. $25 for five classes, $6 one class. 379-4900. Withamsville. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 734-2619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Learn about a different sense every week. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “A Mercy” by Toni Morrison. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “Mayflower: A story of Courage, Community, and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7342619. Bethel.


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


Clermont County Christmas Sign-Ups, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 87 N. Market St. Sign-ups for Christmas assistance program. Bring photo ID, Social Security cards for all members of household, proof of income and proof of residency. Free. Presented by The Salvation Army of Batavia. 732-6328. Batavia.


In 2005, Kristin Chenoweth captivated Cincinnati when she performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. This Tony and Emmy Award-winning, Golden Globenominated, pint-sized powerhouse makes her return to Music Hall in a program packed with popular favorites, including the Broadway smash, “Wicked.” There will be performances 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets start at $26 and are available by calling 513-381-3300 or at Legacy Dinner honoring the late Maestro Erich Kunzel to be held prior to Saturday’s performance.


Community Journal

November 11, 2009


Hear what some of your friends think of you If, in your absence, some friends of yours said you were one of the most prudent people they knew – would you feel complimented or criticized? Prudence sounds a lot like “prude,” doesn’t it? So, are you offended? What is prudence, and what does it mean to be prudent? Prudence is the first of four virtues traditionally named as the most important in the ethical order. As far back as Plato and Aristotle the virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance have been praised. In “A Concise Dictionary of Theology,” Gerald Collins S. J. says that prudence “entails the capacity to translate general norms and ideals into practice.” A Christian prudence is more than a mere shrewdness to win your case or

avoid harsh consequences. It’s more similar to an innate common sense. Prudence is the intellectual ability to choose the right means toward a worthy end. You know how often we struggle with puzzling questions of how to spend our money, where to direct our time, how to handle the competing demands of our lives, how to settle differences, etc. A student may wrestle with dilemmas such as, “I think it would be more responsible to stay home and study for the test and not to go to the movies; yet, I’ve been working hard, maybe I deserve a break or find time to do both.” A judgment is called for. A prudent judgment. Situations crying for a prudent decision seem end-

less in life: how to break bad news gently; whether to punish a fault or let it go this time; how much to become further involved in a risky or flirtatious relationship; what legislation to vote for in an election that will best promote the common good, etc.? All such matters, great and small, are governed by prudence. We become a prudent and wise person not in making one prudent decision. Prudence is the acquired habit of always, or nearly always, choosing the right means to achieve morally good ends. At times it can be agonizing and demand much of us. Former Yale chaplain William Sloane Coffin said, “The first of the four cardinal virtues of the Roman Catholic Church is ‘pruden-

tia,’ which basically means damn good thinking. Christ came to take away our sins, not our minds.” Yes, prudence takes damn good thinking – not merely egotistically deciding what fits my agenda. If we develop prudence, it usually comes from the widest possible observation and experience of human behavior, understanding what constitutes psychological health, and a conscientious awareness of the general moral principles with which God has imbued mankind. Prudence has little correlation with book learning. Some people seem to develop it more readily, some otherwise intelligent persons appear slow to catch on, and geniuses may be totally deficient. Making prudent choices

is often laborious, yet the complexities of life make it ever more necessary. Thomas Aquinas claimed that the central moral virtue was prudence. While love is the underlying motive for moral action, the essence of moral judgment itself is the astute and wise judgment we exercise by sifting through all the alternatives presented by the concrete world. And since the alternatives are often so complex, wise judgment is itself a skill and constitutes the virtue called prudence. So, if you hear some friends have called you the most prudent person they know, smile, don’t frown. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ or

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A local woman says she now regrets ever responding to an ad for air duct cleaning. Although the price in the ad sounded good, she says she had no idea what she was getting herself into. What happened to her should be a cautionary tale for everyone. Nicole Smith of Fort Thomas says she now realizes she should have double-checked before agreeing to more and more duct cleaning after responding to an ad. “It said they would clean 14 vents and one return for $49.95. I was like, ‘They’re not that dirty, just kind of sweep it through and get it out of there,’ ” she said. Smith said when the serviceman arrived things were different. “He even refused to clean the ducts because he said they had to have something done. He wouldn’t do it, he said he had to treat it first,” she said. Smith ended up agreeing to a host of things. “It was treatment for a sanitizer to control germs, bacteria and feces, and a product to control mold, mildew and fungus,” she said. That, plus a whole lot

m o r e , came to $1,000. After the serviceman l e f t , friends other Howard Ain and companies Hey Howard! she contacted all raised questions about the air duct cleaning – including whether she really had mold as the serviceman claimed. So, she called and requested a refund, but it was denied. “They said because they had already done the treatment they put it through,” said Smith. I showed Smith the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommendation about duct cleaning. It said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. “I really wish I would have read this beforehand,” Smith told me. The EPA said much of the dirt and dust in air ducts simply adheres to the duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter the living space. So, it said, cleaning should be considered for

Clermont ending child support payments at office Effective Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Clermont County Child Support Enforcement (CSE) division of the Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) will no longer accept payments for child support. Beginning in December, child support payments must be made by personal check, money order, traveler’s check or cashier’s check and made payable to Ohio Child Support Payment Central (OCSPC), P.O. Box 182372, Columbus, OH 43218-2372. Other payment options available through the centralized Columbus collection unit i n c l u d e, a Web site that allows those making payments to use a debit card, and, a

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only severe cases of mold, dust and debris. The EPA also said, “Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts.” I contacted the company Smith had hired, explained how it failed to give her three days in which to cancel, as required by law, and the company has now given Smith all her money back. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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November 11, 2009

An easy beef stir fry, a colorful Jell-O dessert Whenever I’m out and about, someone will come up and mention the column. It keeps me aware of what you want. A few weeks ago I got an unusual request for easy, healthy meals. Now that part of the request is not unusual, but

the fellow who asked is a bit unusual in that he has some ties to a pretty important “person.” Father Rob Waller, pastor at St. Andrew’s in Milford, needed healthier recipes “a bachelor like me could make.” I sent him some and I’m



Rita’s easy stir-fry beef with green onions and tomatoes

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thinking that my little favor m i g h t result in Father Rob putting in a good word Rita for me Heikenfeld with the “right peoRita’s kitchen ple.” If you have easy recipes for folks like Father Rob, please share.

1 pound or less flank steak, thinly sliced across grain 1 ⁄4 cup or more to taste, soy sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 tomatoes cut into wedges (if they’re big, use 2) 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin


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First layer:

Canola or peanut oil Hot cooked rice More soy if desired Combine beef, soy and cornstarch. Marinate anywhere from five minutes to a day. Film bottom of large skillet with oil. Stir fry beef in batches, adding oil as needed. Place back into skillet and add tomatoes and onions. Cook until hot. Add more soy if desired. Serve over rice.

Velma Papenhaus’ three-layer holiday paradise Jell-O loaf

Funny how far a friendship can take you. Dick Herrick, a Mason reader, and I have been friends since we met at Alvey Ferguson, a conveyor company in Oakley, eons ago. I was a bilingual secretary and Dick was an interning college student. Dick’s former neighbors, the Papenhauses, have been close friends of his family for many years. That friendship and this column led Velma to me with her favorite Jell-O recipe . “Red on bottom, white in middle and green on top. Very colorful for holidays,” she said. I think Velma should invite Dick and me over to enjoy a big plateful! Velma uses a Pyrex dish, about 11-by-8.

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Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves, stir in apple, and pour in casserole. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 2.

Second layer:

1 pkg. lemon Jell-O, 4 serving size 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 13⁄4 cups pineapple juice and water (pineapple juice comes from pineapple used in layer No. 3. Pour juice into measuring cup and fill with water to make 13⁄4 cups. Heat until very hot). 1 cup chopped nuts

Mix Jell-O, cream cheese and juice/water until Jell-O dissolves and cream cheese is smooth. Put in refrigerator to gel just enough so nuts can be mixed in easily. Pour onto first layer. Let gel before pouring on layer No. 3.

Third layer:

1 pkg. lime Jell-O, 4 serving size 13⁄4 cups very hot water 1 can, approximately 20 oz., crushed pineapple, drained (save juice for layer No. 2) Mix Jell-O and water until Jell-O dissolves. Put in fridge to gel just enough so pineapple can be mixed in easily. Pour onto second layer.

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didn’t contain cornstarch.” • Spaghetti Factory’s linguine with clam sauce. For Della, Bellevue, Ky. “The best – any ideas how it was made?” • Mullane’s soft taffy. For Liza Sunnenberg, a Wyoming reader. “Years ago in Cincinnati, there was a candy company named Mullane’s Taffy. They had two kinds: opaque, like you see all around; the other was rather translucent and just a wee bit softer. The company disappeared and I would love to know how to make the translucent taffy or purchase it.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at


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My editor, Lisa Mauch, is my best researcher. Here's what she found on the Web regarding Mullane’s: • In 1848, William and Mary Mullane opened a small store in the West End and began selling taffy and molasses candy. (Cincinnati Magazine) • In the 1940s, Mullane’s operated a tea shop/restaurant in the arcade of the Carew Tower. Eventually the restaurant closed and was sold, but the name Mullane's was retained and a small restaurant by that name operated on Race Street between Seventh and Eighth streets until 2004. ( • In 1959, George and Marilyn Case purchased the 111-year-old Mullane Taffy Company, which shipped its goodies all over the world, and moved it to larger quarters in Norwood. (Billboard Magazine).

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Community Journal

November 11, 2009


Cats can be picky eaters

Last week’s clue.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Shilove Michel, 28 2186 Donald Road, Bethel, and Sara Manning, 29, 190 McMurchy, Bethel, administrative support. James Lasley Jr., 18, 3704 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, fiberglass patcher,

and Cheyenne Norris, 17, 129 S. Union, Bethel. Jason Wilson, 33, 1705 Swings Corner-Point Isabel, Bethel, and April Dick, 23, 300 University Lane No. 214, Batavia, student.

There is only one brand of cat food our cats will eat. We need to feed Dixie in the house then let Summer in and bring his bowl in for his canned food, then feed Ricochette his out on the porch. Summer will leave a little of his canned food in the bowl and I put the dry food in and put the bowl and him back outside. When I put the bowl down Ricochette will hunt around the bowl for some of the canned food. This morning Summer ate all of his and when I set it down, Ricochette looked all through it and didn’t find any so he looked up at me. The Monroe Grange nominated a lady from the Bethel United Methodist Church for the non Grangemember volunteer of the year. This lady along with a friend started a free clothing store here in Bethel. The ladies who got the store started are Marie Pelfrey and her buddy. The ministerial association here in Bethel has helped work in it, too. At the Grange Convention, Marie got her award and there were more than 300 in attendance at the banquet to see how dedicated this lady is helping people. She and her husband go to the soup kitchen in Cincin-

nati to help serve and sometimes takes clothing for the homeless there. Another lady in our church is planning on starting a free food kitchen for the unemployed and the under-employed or anyone who needs a meal. This gal is Brenda, so give a call to the church at 734-7201 if you need this service. The date for the first one is Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Last Friday evening folks helped set up the Holy House display at the Methodist Church. There were several who helped do this. Our son-in-law Bob has been in charge of this for more than five years. There were 1,772 folks who went through and enjoyed the display Saturday night. The first display is of Jesus’ birth, the second is of his crucifixion and the third is of his resurrection. The ladies popped and made up 1,800 bags of popcorn. The children’s minister, Janet, bought 60 packages of cookies from Kroger. There is hot chocolate, orange drink, water, cookies and popcorn for everyone. Then as they are exiting the church, there is a flier about our services and a Frisch’s coupon for the children. Everyone enjoys this so much. The people who

portray the characters are to be thanked and George the Lord will Rooks bless everyOle one who Fisherman took part or helped in any way. Sunday we had our family here for birthday dinners, for our daughter Pauline and our son-in-law Bob. What a blessing to have them all here. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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The answer to last week’s clue is Front Street Cafe in New Richmond. Those who correctly identified the clue are: Barbara McCaffrey, Union Township; Roger Cook, New Richmond; Steve Nagel, Union Township; Anna Nagel, Union Township; Zach Keaton, Eastgate; Nadia Ghuniem, Goshen Township; Nico Moeves , Amelia; Nathan Miller , Goshen Township; A n d y H a m m o n d , Batavia; and S h a r o n L e o n a r d , Pierce Township.

Howdy folks, Well here I go again, we lost a good man but our loss is God’s gain. This feller was a retired Ohio State Highway Patrol Officer. He was a member of the Owensville Church of Christ, and was a good Christian along with his wife. He was the president of the Owensville Historical Society, his name was Roy. He was very dedicated to his church and the historical society, also to his family and grandchildren. Last year he called us, and when we went over to their place they had a garbage can, full of honey bees, so we brought the can home and put them in a hive. Then we took the garbage can back to them. Last week we needed more cat food and dog food while we were at Walmart. There were some folks there getting their cans of cat food. I was watching them, they would read the label and would pick up another can, it seems their cats have trained them on the kind of food they will eat. I was talking to them and they need to feed at a certain time or their cats won’t eat, so they have treats to get them to eat. We have to buy treats for Ruth Ann to give to Dixie, when she sets down on the couch.

NIGHTLY AT 7:00 PM LATE SHOW: FRI. & SAT. AT 9:15 PM MATINEES: SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 4:15 PM MATINEE (All AGES) $4.00 EVENING: Adults (12-59) $6.00 Child (3-11) $4.00 • Senior (60+) $4.00

Don’t forget about loved ones The Best Thai Food in Town! you arrive and leave. Often nursing home residents are only touched when they are dressed Linda or bathed. Eppler Plan you visits Community a d v a n c ein. Press This enables Guest your loved Columnist one to have control over at least one aspect of their schedule. Plus, planning ahead allows them to enjoy the anticipation of your visit. Listen to your loved one. Do not talk “at” them. Even if stories are repeated, be a good listener. Speak to all residents as adults, not as children. “How are we this morning?” is patronizing and contributes to low selfesteem. Share news about your life and family, and don’t forget to take photographs. Don’t spend a lot of time asking them about how they feel or if they have eaten. Share funny stories. Laughter is important. Bring your children and

grandchildren to visit, as well as some of their art projects as gifts to brighten the room. It was always obvious to us on our visits as to who had a lot of family support and who didn’t. Some of the rooms were distressingly bare. That’s why it’s important to say “hello” to other residents who may not receive many visitors. Take your loved one for an outing if they are able to go. A trip to the beauty shop or barber shop, a restaurant, ice cream or a ride in the country means so much to people who are confined to one building. If you live out of town, keep in touch by telephone. We paid for a phone to be installed in my father-inlaw’s room so we could stay in touch with him daily. Sends notes and photos often. One last thing, get acquainted with the nursing home staff. Let them know that you are attentive to the care they give. A simple thank you to the staff once in a while makes life more pleasant for everyone. Linda Eppler is director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.

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The holidays are fast approaching. Family members who live out of town, as well as local family members, will be making plans to visit their loved ones during the holidays. Sometimes those loved ones live in nursing homes. How does that fit into a family Christmas holiday? A few years ago, both of my husband’s parents lived in a nursing home in Louisville. He visited often, and his sister lived nearby and was very supportive. But rather than just have a brief visit at the nursing home, we decided to have a family Christmas party there. We reserved the home’s elegant sunroom ahead of time. Both of my daughters and their families went – 13 in all. We took refreshments, gifts and party favors. And we had a great time. It’s important that residents of nursing homes are reassured on a regular basis that they are still important members of the family. This list of ideas may help your visits be more meaningful. When you visit, be supportive and affectionate. Hug your loved one when

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Campout offered lots of activities Barbie Doppes with Marilyn Hodges a close second. Children’s activities included hayrides, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunts and pumpkin bowling. Costume contest winners were: • Birth-5 years old: Layla Meadows, Landon Walker, Cameron Strauss. • 6-11 years old: Addison Stutts, Bailey Brooks, Lauren Walker. • 12-17 years old: Erin Cornwell, Quentin Baker, Tiara Parks. • Adult: Bobby Kelly, as a hula dancer, Matt Wolff. In addition, the Rising Phoenix 4-H Club Friday held a dance and Daniel Patrick and his family per-

formed Saturday in the 4-H hall at no cost to the campers. Friends of the Fair sponsored a casino night in the multi-purpose building Saturday to help raise money for a new horse pavilion to be built on the fairgrounds. New this year was the addition of “Fair Scare” – a haunted trail built at the back of the fairgrounds. The fair board offered a concession stand, carnival rides and a campfire for visitors waiting turns. Check the fairground’s Web site,, next August for information about the activities and dates for next year’s events.


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For the second year in a row, the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville was the site of a fall campout, using many of the 100-plus campsites throughout the grounds. This year saw a major increase in the number of participants, most of whom plan to participate again next year. This year’s campout was Oct. 22 through Oct. 25 and included a variety of activities for children and adults. For the adults, the winner of the campsite decorating contest was the team of Wolff-Baker, second was Sparks-Strauss, and third was the Hiles family. The chili cook-off was won by


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Anderson Hills Christian Church

The church is hosting their 26th annual turkey dinner 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The homemade menu features turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, desserts and beverages. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. Carryout is available. Visit The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

Athenaeum of Ohio


November 11, 2009 Catholic Social Teaching, Beginnings of Prophecy, Parish Support for Family Life, Hebrews, History of Israel, Church History: Key Issues and Eras, American Catholic Experience and Priesthood in the Fathers. Classes are scheduled days and evenings and may be taken for graduate credit or audit. The Athenaeum has a Senior Citizens Rate (65 and older) of $75 per audit hour for graduate courses, which is half the regular cost of auditing a course. Call the registrar’s office at 231-2223, or e-mail or visit The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2223.

how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. This study is open to the community and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 16. For more information, contact Lindey Kunz at 484-9314 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 231-4301.

“Be Thankful” Thanksgiving carryin dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Bring one or two covered dishes to share. Everyone is welcome. For more infomation, contact Gloria at 553-3043. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Community Church of Nazarene

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Clough United Methodist

Laurel United Methodist

Registrations are being accepted for the Winter Quarter (Nov. 30-Feb. 20) at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Registrations received after Nov. 20 must be accompanied by a late fee of $30. Among the courses open to the public are: New Testament Scriptures, Christology,

The church will be offering Financial Peace University, a 13-week, video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families



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

St. Bernadette Church

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

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



2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities


770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189

Sunday School..........................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship........10:30am Sunday Evening Worship..........6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...........7:00pm

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


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

CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm


Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121

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

The church is hosting the annual Christmas Bazaar and Chili Sup-

UNITED METHODIST Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”



FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Newtonsville United Methodist Church

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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

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


United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

per from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. A variety of handcrafted gifts, decorations, jellies and baked goods will be for sale. The menu for the dinner includes barbecue, chili, vegetable soup, hot dogs, chili dogs, and numerous cakes and pies. The church is at 518 Liberty Street, Newtonsville; 625-7867.

St. Mary Church

The Altar Society is hosting their annual Christmas Craft Show 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The show will feature handcrafted gift and Christmas items, including ceramics, wood, dolls, doll clothes, jewelry, wreaths, flower arrangements and more. There also will be a homemade bake sale and split the pot. The church is at 3398 Ohio 125, Bethel; 734-4041.


A Loving Church in Jesus Name

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

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

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


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


Pastor: Tom Bevers


1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs



Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM


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

A Titanic theme high tea-luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Reserve a spot on board by calling 831-0356. This Titanic-themed high tea/luncheon

Lutheran Church (ELCA)


Milford First United Methodist Church

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church will host the community


Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

will include salad, sandwiches, fruit plate, desserts and teas. Your boarding pass and seat assignment will be processed and stamped at the ticket office in the church lobby on the day of departure. Dress is fancy. Red Hatters are welcome. This tea/luncheon will be served on the finest of linens, bone china, crystal and silver. Each table will be decorated by members of Lilies of The Valley Garden Club. Classical music provided by Queen City Strings, Period Style Show and Solo My Heart Will Go, On & On. Captain Edward Smith will narrate facts about the Titanic. The cost is $25, each table seats eight guests. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


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


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

Place orders by November 8 Pick up Nov 14, 10am-noon

Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

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


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

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

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


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

“Room for the Whole Family”

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

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

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David Fahrnbach, 48, 3359 Ohio 222, theft, Oct. 19. Ginger L. Grady, 47, 13 S. Deercreek Drive, dogs running at large, Oct. 22. Mark Marasco, 24, 52 Hummingbird Way, domestic violence, Oct. 12. Juvenile, 16, theft, Oct. 27.

Ashleigh Wykoff, 26, 1204 Village Glen, warrant service, Oct. 31. Brian England, 32, 4549 Woodglen, warrant service, Oct. 31. Ada Landsberg, 47, no drivers license, operating vehicle under influence, Nov. 1. Matthew Katting, 31, 4334 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, disorderly conduct, Nov. 1. Nicole A. Richardson, 32, 3877 Piccadilly, warrant service, Oct. 31. Rebecca Rasch, 22, 3917 Old Savannah, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 31. Alison L. Usrey, 48, 3130 Bethel Concord, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 30. Sherry Johnson, 29, 474 Old Ohio 74, driving under suspension, Oct. 31. Claressa Roush, 34, 232 Apples Way, possession, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 31. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, Oct. 30. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Oct. 31. Paul T. Valentine, 26, 777 Rue Center Court, unlawful restraint, domestic violence, Oct. 31. Roland E. Sumler, 28, 2216 Victory Pkwy., theft, Oct. 31. Joshua B. Lovins, no age given, 4442 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, warrant service, Oct. 31. Brandy Groneck, 29, 1657 W. Concord, theft, Oct. 29. Carla M. Brady, no age given, 475 Piccadilly, warrant service, Oct. 29. Brett Bellamy, no age given, 1109 Kensington, warrant service, Oct. 29. Calvin H. Hall III, 28, 606 Dahlgren, drug abuse, park after hours, Oct. 21. Shannon Plageman, 25, 599 Hamblin, in park after hours, Oct. 21. Gary Smith, 19, 4450 Dogwood, warrant, Oct. 25. Juvenile, 14, drug possession, Oct. 24. David A. Merfert, 33, 969 Ohio 28, drug possession, Oct. 22. Jeremiah Wagner, 33, 640 Daniel Court, driving under suspension, Oct. 21. Arthur Chesley, 27, 497 Old Boston, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Samantha A. Bates, 31, 2769 Westbrook, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 22. Devon Jackson, 27, 3819 Rohling Oaks, warrant service, Oct. 22. Lorenzo Rossi, 24, 4539 Muirvalley, misuse of credit card, Oct. 23. Jery L. Sexton Jr., 22, 859 Wright St., driving under suspension, Oct. 25. Brandon S. Hutchins, 23, 3594 Bootjack, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 25. Amanda L. Marlow, 25, 810 Clough, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Kimberly L. Turner, 47, 810 Clough, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Anthony M. Miller, 28, 1189 Old Ohio 74, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 25. Emmitt L. Willoughby Jr., 25, 515 Piccadilly, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 25. Joe M. Mclaren, 35, 4715 Bells Lake, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 25. Clinton D. Reynolds, no age given, 8106 Ohio 123, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 25. Maryellen Hatfield, 37, 72 Greentown, warrant service, Oct. 27. Laura Stamper, no age given, 4480 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, warrant service, Oct. 26. Jason T. Lewis, 29, 482 Piccadilly, warrant service, Oct. 26. Juli K. Thomas, 36, 3844 Crescent, no drivers license, Oct. 27. David Dunnom, 56, 5 Lori Lane, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 27. Nancy R. Lilly, 36, 654 Chateau, child endangerment, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 24. Cody A. Rose, 18, 1272 Wilson Dunham, underage consumption, drug abuse, Oct. 24. Andrew G. Kappes, 19, 107 Broadway, underage consumption, drug abuse, Oct. 24. James B. Gibbs, 20, 2843 Lindale Mt. Holly, underage consumption, drug abuse, Oct. 24. Joseph Forwalt, 21, 5312 Section Road, drug abuse, Oct. 24. Katie A. Mcgonegle, 19, 3989 Brandychase, underage consumption, Oct. 24. Ryan Ritter, 18, 3958 Field Lane, drug abuse, Oct. 24. Trevor Hall, 19, 753 Regent, drug abuse, Oct. 24. Stacey Riggs, 22, 500 Old Ohio 74, open container, Oct. 23. Jonathan Riggs, 20, 500 Old Ohio 74, underage consumption, Oct. 23. Brent Wallace, 19, 6650 Corbly, underage consumption, Oct. 23. Colonel J. Napier, no age given, 9695 Ohio 774, theft, Oct. 23. Tony Gregory, 42, 4596 Hallandale, domestic violence, Oct. 26. Cody Bowling, 20, 4394 Eastwood, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 26. Jacob Wilson, 22, 4471 Timberglen, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 26. Stevie Battle, 26, 3722 Mead, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 26. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Oct. 20. Daniel Mullins, 22, 4418 Eastwood, assault, Oct. 19. Alexis M. Ziegelmeier, 18, 4418 Eastwood, assault, Oct. 19. Ramona Reinert, 48, 4209 Clough, warrant service, Oct. 21. Jan Saylor, 41, 3974 Piccadilly, war-


Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Signs damaged at Cedarwood Drive, Oct. 22.

Domestic violence

At Lori Lane, Oct. 19. At Huntsman Trail, Oct. 26.


Kerosene not paid for at Speedway; $7.70 at 51 W. Main, Oct. 14. Bike taken; $125 at 29 Maple Ave., Oct. 22. Lottery tickets taken from Main Street Wine & Spirits; $250 at 16 W. Main St., Oct. 23. 2000 Chevrolet taken at 24 Partridge Drive, Oct. 27.



Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, Oct. 17. Thomas P. Laub, 24, 790 Wood St., drug paraphernalia, drug possession, Oct. 18. Craig A. Massey, 35, 7890 Beechmont Ave., drug possession, Oct. 18.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Old Boston Road, Oct. 15.



Edward B. Hampton, 32, 410 Front St., warrant, Oct. 21.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Oliver W. Young, 40, 1751 Ohio Pike No. 228, warrant, Oct. 15. Heather C. Pollock, 30, 352 St. Andrews, warrant, Oct. 16. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Oct. 11. Two Juveniles, 17, drug possession, Oct. 24. Juvenile, 17, theft, Oct. 27. Juvenile, 13, warrant, Oct. 23. Juvenile, 13, warrant, Oct. 23. Michael S. Newland, 31, 3357 Ohio 132, littering, Oct. 13. Charles H. Stewart, 46, 10 Montgomery Way No. 7, criminal trespass, theft, Oct. 15. Timothy M. Evans, 22, 303 Pershing Ave., theft, Oct. 16. Michael Bruno, 49, 8470 Old Kellogg, drug possession, Oct. 19. Brandon Jo Robertson, 21, 74 Wolfer Drive, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 19. Robert L. Young, 38, 2745 Ohio 132, criminal trespass, Oct. 22. James P. Burdine, 18, 2745 Ohio 132, criminal trespass, Oct. 22. Michael Newland, 32, 3357 Ohio 132, assault, Oct. 22. David C. Felts, 29, 2191 Ohio Pike No. 162, drug possession, driving under influence, Oct. 24. Robert J. Shelton, 26, 3597 Merwin Ten Mile, criminal trespass, Oct. 24. Christina M. Nehring, 46, criminal trespass, Oct. 24.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Lottery tickets and cigarettes taken from Marathon; $645 at 1401 Ohio Pike, Oct. 11.

Criminal damage

Mailbox damaged at 3225 Jenny Lind, Oct. 16. Two vehicles damaged at 3338 Jenny Lind, Oct. 19. Mailbox damaged at 1075 Muirfield Drive, Oct. 19. Light post damaged at 3724 Chestnut, Oct. 23.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing in trailer at 1751 Ohio Pike No. 136, Oct. 22. Trespassing on property at 3769 Arcadia Lane, Oct. 20. Trespassing on property at 3463 Lewis Road, Oct. 24.

Domestic violence

At Rivendale, Oct. 18.

Drug possession

Marijuana found in vehicle during traffic stop at area of Nordyke at Nine Mile, Oct. 19. Marijuana found in vehicle during traffic stop at 1700 block of Ohio Pike, Oct. 24.

Drug possession, paraphernalia Drug objects found in vehicle at St. Andrews Drive, Oct. 24.


Medication taken at 1752 Culver Court No. 6, Oct. 15. Medication taken at 1751 Ohio Pike No. 139, Oct. 17. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 1815 Ohio Pike, Oct. 18. Gasoline and cigarettes taken from Marathon; $14 at 1723 Ohio Pike, Oct. 18. Lawn tractor taken; $400 at 3362 Ohio 132, Oct. 20. Reported at Gramma’s Pizza; $80 at East Ohio Pike, Oct. 22. Tool box and tools taken from vehicle; $300 at 1751 Ohio Pike No. 1506, Oct. 23. Camera, sunglasses, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,690 at 653 Old U.S. 52, Oct. 25.






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POLICE REPORTS rant service, Oct. 21. Richard Pelcha Jr., 29, 810 Clough, warrant service, Oct. 21. Alicia Hoge, 24, 4591 Allison, endangering children, Oct. 21. Shane A. Abrams, 32, 2730 Ohio 222, theft, criminal tools, Oct. 12. David S. Sexton, no age given, 921 Wilshire, forgery, criminal tools, Oct. 10. Luis Carrasco, 25, 824 Clough, trafficking in drugs, Sept. 1. Shantay Howard, 22, 4964 Winneste, robbery, Sept. 20. Jeffrey Briggs Jr., 20, Westmont, complicity to robbery, Sept. 20.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

VCR taken at 4448 Schoolhouse Road, Oct. 26. Playstation, games, etc. taken; $2,750 at 484 Old Ohio 74, Oct. 25. Jewelry, medication, etc. taken; over $5,000 at 4578 Tealtown, Oct. 23.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at 4400 Eastwood, Nov. 1. Vehicle spray painted at 465 Old Ohio 74, Oct. 29. Window broken in residence at 4439 Aicholtz, Oct. 23. Eggs thrown at vehicle at 4524 Forest Haven, Oct. 21.

Domestic violence

At Piccadilly, Oct. 31. At Massey Court, Oct. 20.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 212 Duchess, Oct. 31.


Purse taken from vehicle at 746 Rue Center Court, Nov. 1. Purse taken from shopping cart at Kroger at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 30. TV taken from UHR Rents; $267 at Eastgate S. Blvd., Oct. 31. Jewelry taken; $4100 at 3989 Brandychase, Oct. 26. TV and camera taken at 4459 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Oct. 21. Medication taken at 557 Hamblin, Oct. 23. Jacket, watch, etc. taken from vehicle; $10,700 at 4192 Shayler, Oct. 22. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $135 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 25. 1999 Buick taken from lot of US Bank at Old Ohio 74, Oct. 27. Trailer taken from Sunbelt Rentals at Mt. Moriah, Oct. 26. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicles at Holiday Inn at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 26. Medication taken at 135 Newlun Court, Oct. 24. Cosmetics taken from Bigg’s; $42 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 26. Money taken at Walmart; $1,100 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 25. Money taken from residence; $345 at 726 McCormick, Oct. 22. Chainsaw taken from truck at Lowe’s; $900 at Mt. Moriah, Oct. 24. Tools taken from vehicle at Bob Evans; $810 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 22. Two drills taken from vehicle at BW3’s; $1,200 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 23. Tools taken from vehicle at United Dairy Farmers; $300 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 21. Jewelry taken from display case at JC Penney’s at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 26.

Theft, forgery

Checks taken and forged at 4140 Brandychase, Oct. 24.

Unlawful sexual conduct with minor At 4500 block of Northcross, Oct. 6.



Jason Clark, 27, 242 S. 6th St., drug paraphernalia, Oct. 16. Jennifer Gay, 33, 171 Winding Trails, warrant, Oct. 20. Benjamin R. Horton, 29, 345 S. 5th St., warrant, Oct. 24. Shaunaleetee Frisby, 26, 242 S. 6th St., warrant, Oct. 24. Justin W. Herzner, 22, 10439 Martin Alexander Road, warrant, Oct. 21.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Money obtained through quick change scam at Medary’s at 268 W. Main St., Oct. 12.


Christopher Mcneal, 28, 4211 East Fork Hills Drive, Williamsburg, possession of drugs at 4211 East Fork Hills Drive, Williamsburg, Oct. 28. Mike H Rollins, 43, 4623 Bickskin Tr, Cincinnati, identity fraud, theft at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Oct. 28. Juvenile, 15, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, Batavia, Oct. 26. Juvenile, 16, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, Batavia, Oct. 26. Juvenile, 16, Amelia, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 16, Amelia, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Oct. 29. Suzanne N. Collins, 50, 22 Church Street, Apt 10, Amelia, theft at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 26. Jeffrey Brian Branam, 38, 1748 Ginn Road, New Richmond, notice of change of address at 1748 Ginn Road, New Richmond, Oct. 26. Paul Frederick Marck, 31, 300 University Lane Apt 304, Batavia, theft at 2545 Old 32, Batavia, Oct. 31. Phillip L. Dragston, 26, 58 Sierra Court, Batavia, theft at 2545 Old

32, Batavia, Oct. 31. Ronald William Schneider, 29, 220 N East St., Bethel, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 28. Demetre M Burnett, 24, 2 Bedford Drive, Green Hills, Oh 45218, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 28. Paul Frederick Marck, 31, 300 University Lane Apt 304, Batavia, burglary, at 248 Apples Way, Batavia, Oct. 27. Phillip L. Dragston, 26, 58 Sierra Court, Batavia, complicity, burglary, at 248 Apples Way, Batavia, Oct. 27. Juvenile, 16, obstructing official business, Amelia, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 16, theft, Amelia, Oct. 29. Amy M Fite, 31, 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, assault at 2016 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 30. Matthew Warman, 32, 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, assault at 2016 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 30. Pearl Presnell, 22, 1420 Ohio Pike No. 3, Amelia, obstructing justice at 1420 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 31. Andrew Thompson, 24, 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, domestic violence, assault, criminal damaging/endangering at 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31. Tia Miracle, 18, 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, domestic violence, offenses involving underage personsunderage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31. Judy Hill, 50, 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons-owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol at 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Oct. 31. Nicole Sturgill, 19, 96 Sierra Court, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Oct. 31. Jeffrey Newkirk, 49, 2852 Fair Oak, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Oct. 31. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Oct. 31. William Gardner, 23, 277 Sherwood Court, Batavia, possession of drugs, using weapons while intoxicated, Batavia, Oct. 31. Brandon Hill, 19, 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, underage person not to purchase or consume low-alcohol beverage at 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Oct. 31. Richard Reed Appel, 19, 158 Sweetbriar Drive, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 2016 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 30. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Nov. 1. At 3424 Ohio 132, Amelia, Oct. 30.

Breaking and entering

At 1251 Autumn View, Batavia, Oct. 27. At 180 Savannah Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1. At 1958 Ohio Pike, Batavia, Oct. 30. At 5002 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 30.


At 248 Apples way, Batavia, Oct. 27. At 5711 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, Oct. 26. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 30. At 2541 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Nov. 1. At 4360 Sharps Cut Off Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 27. At 4810 Olive Branch Stonelick, Batavia, Nov. 1.


At 248 Apples Way, Batavia, Oct. 27.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Oct. 26.

Criminal trespass

At 2709 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 28.

Disorderly conduct

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 1.

Disseminate matter harmful to juveniles

At 3531 Ohio 132, Amelia, Oct. 27.

Domestic violence

At 4392 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, Oct. 27. At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31.

Drug paraphernalia

At 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1. At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Oct. 27. At 6110 Ohio 727, Goshen, Armstrong Blvd. Oct. 27.

Fugitive from justice

At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 28. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 28.

Identity fraud

At 1308 Hammann Drive, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 25.

Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or schooloccupied structure Information only At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28.

Notice of change of address

At 2060 Erion Road, Batavia, Oct. 26. At 100 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 28. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 30. At 1362 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 1712 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, Oct. 26. At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, Oct. 26. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 29. At 1816 Bell Tower, Batavia, Nov. 1. At 1848 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Oct. 27. At 2122 Tracy Drive, Amelia, Oct. 29. At 2545 Old 32, Batavia, Oct. 27. At 2803 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Sept. 4. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 25. At 5013 Ohio 132, Batavia, Oct. 31. At 5404 Ohio 286, Williamsburg, Oct. 28. At Thomaston Drive, Amelia, Oct. 28.

Trafficking in drugs

At 3960 Nine Mile Tobasco, Cincinnati, Oct. 28.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 1975 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 28. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Oct. 28. At 2803 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Sept. 4. At 4237 Muscovy Lane, Batavia, Oct. 26.

Underage person not to purchase or consume lowalcohol beverage

At 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1.

Unruly juvenile offenses

At 1420 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 31.

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 3672 Bristol Lake Drive, Amelia, Oct. 29. At Lucy Run Cemetery, Batavia, Oct. 28.

At Thomaston Drive, Amelia, Oct. 28.

At 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1.

At 1748 Ginn Road, New Richmond, Oct. 27.

Obstructing justice

Obstructing official business Offenses involving underage persons-owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol

Using weapons while intoxicated

At 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1. At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31.

Passing bad checks

At 2817 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, Oct. 30.

Possession of drugs

At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Oct. 27. At 319 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Nov. 1. At 4211 East Fork Hills Drive, Williamsburg, July 21.



At 116 Forest Meadow, Batavia, Oct. 31. At 1403 Post Woods Glen, Batavia, Oct. 30.


At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 26.



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Community Journal

November 11, 2009

Matt Kelch became an Airman on 9/18/10 by graduating basic training at Lackland AFB, TX. He is currently attending Tech School at Sheppard AFB, TX and will be stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Matt is a 2008 graduate of Amelia High School. He is the son of Greg and Cathy Kelch from Amelia.

Home Heating Help Applications are available for Ohio’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The program helps lowincome Ohioans pay heating bills. Income example: Up to $21,660 a year for a single person ($29,140 a year for couples). Seniors can get applications and help completing forms by calling the number for their county.

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At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31. At 129 Sulpher Springs, Batavia, Nov. 1. At 1667 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 1. At 1958 Ohio Pike, Batavia, Oct. 30. At 28 Hammans Drive, Amelia, Nov. 1. At 2817 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, Oct. 30. At 3892 Jefferson Lane, Amelia, Oct. 29. At 4787 Hawley Road, Batavia, Oct. 27.




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Community Journal

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


Charles Holt and Karen Holt vs. Justin T. Rice, et al., other tort John Harper III vs. Michael L. Davenport, et al., other tort Melvin A. Loth vs. AW Industries Inc., et al., worker’s compensation Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Gary M. Rabe, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York vs. Bryan Theaderman, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kristina Ann Swank and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Jennifer L. Jansen, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Jennifer M. Suffridge, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Roy B. Scott, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. David M. Lee and Angela R. Lee, foreclosure Mers vs. Bobby Staggs, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. William C. Fuerst, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Linda E. Yeager, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. William Smith, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Holly Matthews, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jacob Kelch, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Vickie L. Cunningham, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin C. Sawyer, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Dedric Powell, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. William G. Cole and Tina L. Cole, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Daniel R. Steiner and Sandra F. Steiner, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald R. Ruehlman, et al., foreclosure EMC Mortgage Corporation vs. Ginger C. Smithers, et al., foreclosure National City Bank vs. Deborah Danowski, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Brian P. Curry, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Ivan P. Adams II, foreclosure Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. James A. Whitaker, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Financial LLC vs. Judith A. Sluder, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. James W. Nicheols Jr., et al., foreclosure Provident Funding Associates LP vs. Beverly Smith, et al., foreclosure OCWEN Loan Servicing LLC vs. James D. Coburn, et al., foreclosure Onewest Bank FSB vs. Harold J. Chadwick, et al., foreclosure

November 11, 2009 GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Kristina Miller, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Gary L. Smith, et al., foreclosure OCWEN Loan Servicing LLC vs. Lindsey Diane Paine, et al., foreclosure OCWEN Loan Servicing LLC vs. Mandy Ramsey, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Brett Diemler, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brett U. Grant and Capital One Bank USA NA, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Anthony W. Krestel, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Tiffany A. Hoffman, foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Liane Holcomb, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Brian K. Salyer, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Bambi L. Stevens, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Douglas W. Hessel and Huntington National Bank, foreclosure Auto Owners Insurance vs. Joe Laughtery, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. Edna K. O’Donnell, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Theresa Case, other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Hugh E. Danielson, other civil Board of Clermont County Commissioners vs. Ronald C. Baker, et al., other civil Citibank (South Dakota) NA vs. Audrey D. Berin, other civil Western Reserve Mutual Casualty Company vs. Tiffany L. Clifton, other civil CACH LLC vs. Kelly Murray, other civil Ohio Department of Transportation vs. Dion M. Boles, other civil Huntington National Bank vs. ASD Staffing Inc. and Susan Bailey, other civil Carlos A. Hernandez and Leticia Ortega vs. Motor King Inc., et al., other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Rebecca L. McKinzie, other civil


Amber Dearwester vs. Rodney S. Dearwester Sherri L. Campbell vs. Allen E. Campbell Kristy Smiley vs. Nicholas Smiley Christina Woods vs. Brian Woods Heather Barraco vs. Neil Barraco Teresa A. Simmons vs. Jay I. Simmons Jennifer L. Cochran vs. Edward Cochran Nick M. Hurdle vs. Lori L. Hurdle Rae Jean Fry vs. Paul L. Fry


Kelly Ann Ripperger vs. Robb M. Ripperger Sally Swearingen vs. Gary Swearingen Toniann Szymanski vs. Michael Szymanski John E. Carrigen IV vs. Jane Carrigen Justin Thomas Storer vs. Ashley K.

In the courts Storer Nathan S. Bainum vs. Abby L. Bainum Keara Nicole Polatsek vs. Ryan William Polatsek David E. Cook vs. Glenda C. Cook Ronald Lee Strack Jr. vs. Kathleen Courtney Strack


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Ryan L. Noble, 20, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, burglary, grand theft, Miami Township Police. Christopher Beau Anderson, 19, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, Miami Township Police. Dimitrios Louden, 20, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, Miami Township Police. Jacob Daniel Hampel, 23, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, Miami Township Police. Paul C. Creed, 21, at large, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, Miami Township Police. Christopher W. Bowling, 29, 1919 U.S. 52, Moscow, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua James England, 29, 14603 Ohio 136, Winchester, Ohio, theft, misuse, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Keith A. Kelly, 37, burglary, theft, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. David Anderson Olphie, 32, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey B. Branam, 38, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joel V. McClure, 38, 2229 Berry Road, Amelia, having weapon while under disability, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Shawn P. Hurley, 31, 3652 Parfore Court, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Amelia Police. Albert Falch, 70, 2348 Cedarville Road, Goshen, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, Narcotics Unit. Ryan Lee Napier, 20, 6009 Ring Lane, Milford, breaking and entering, theft, Goshen Police. Tracy Lanna Brown, 36, 10684 Laverton Road, Leesburg, misuse of credit card, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police Department. William Andrew Hammer, 22, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police Department. John Edward Brinson Jr., 22, 4294 Gary Lane, Batavia, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Union Township Police Department. Daniel T. Mullins, 22, 4411 Eastwood

Drive #6210, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Union Township Police Department. Robert Anthony Balon, 23, 1299 Brooke Ave., Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Stanley C. Bussell Jr., 39, 4556 New Market Court, Batavia, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Alaina Lee Williams, 28, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Krystle Renee Cramer, 23, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Arthur James Fritts, 33, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, theft, Union Township Police Department. Jacob E. Bradford, 20, 74 Lucy Creek #7, Amelia, trafficking in marijuana, Union Township Police Department. Dora L. Bryant, 27, 101 Edgecombe Drive Apt. 10, Milford, illegal processing of drug document, Milford Police. Gregory Scott Collett, 28, 463 Pedretti Ave., Delhi, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Amber Hill, 25, 1299 Grants Pass Lane, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Steven Scott Young, 36, 2042 Cameron Crossing, Loveland, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Randall Parsons, 37, 865 Greenbriar Road, Hillsboro, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Randy T. Miller, 26, 3290 Niagra Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Gregory C. Schaefer, 39, abduction, assault, Loveland Police. Brian England, 32, 4567 Treeview Court, Batavia, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office. Zachary Michael Sicurella, 21, 662 Parkland Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Shawn O’Neal Talbott, 19, 4 Arbor Court #416, Cincinnati, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Michael R. Tyler, 39, 1820 Lois View, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Cecil Scott Warren, 42, 4704 Beechwood Road #302, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Dewayne R. Horton, 54, felonious assault, domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated, Milford Police. Tony R. Anderson, 27, domestic violence, Amelia Police.

Jamie Lynn Haney, 32, 130 Moore St., Williamsburg, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Keith E. Fields, 23, 1756 Crown Crossing Apt. 12, Batavia, periodic verification of current address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Trisha A. Schneider, 24, 2047 Cedarville Road, Goshen, receiving stolen property, forgery, theft from elderly person, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Teresa L. Worley, 53, 2047 Cedarville Road, Goshen, receiving stolen property, forgery, theft from elderly person, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. George H. Sharp, 40, 5831 Deerfield Road, Loveland, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Police. Steven Arthur Orick, 24, 1945 Harvey Road, New Richmond, aggravated possession of drugs, Pierce Township Police. Joshua Bruce Wilson, 29, 5614 Beechgrove Drive, Milford, breaking and entering, theft, Pierce Township Police. Bradley James Myers, 22, breaking and entering, theft, Pierce Township Police. Terrance A. Hughes, 64, 3129 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Union Township Police Department. Leroy Parks Jr., 45, 3097 McHenry Ave., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Robin Edward Garrett, 49, 3722 Cherokee Place, Marietta, Ga., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Dustyn Lee Pence, 41, 18 E. Third St., Aragon, Ga., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Richard H. Bridewell, 43, 8 Frances Drive, Cold Spring, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Ricky Wayne Nash, 30, 6002 Eleanor St., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Steven Wesley Jones, 42, 414 N. Water St., Georgetown, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Derik Young Demangone, 29, domestic violence, Williamsburg Village Police. Benjamin B. Smith, 30, 980 Gaskins Road, Amelia, burglary, theft, Pierce Township Police. John Richard Thomas, 50, 766 Kilgore Ave., Batavia, rape, corrupting another with drugs, Batavia Village Police. Marya Gayle Green, 30, 124 Holly

Park, Loveland, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving under suspension, Goshen Police. Richard G. Hunt, 23, having weapon while under disability, grand theft of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, Goshen Police. Richard D. Sandlin, 44, 6517 Ohio 132 B, Goshen, grand theft of motor vehicle, burglary, Goshen Police. Stephanie N. Younger, 22, theft, domestic violence, Goshen Police. Amber Nicole Simpson, 21, 2429 Woodville Pike, Goshen, aggravated possession of drugs, theft, Goshen Police. Paul J. O’Hara, 38, 60 Banks Drive, North Augusta, S.C., theft, Goshen Police. Gordon Amos Kelch, 27, 1157 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. April Lynn Metz, 21, 1750 Stevens Road, New Richmond, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Jody M. Dooley, 35, 3977 Gardner Lane, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, endangering children, Union Township Police Department. Brandon M. Davis, 23, breaking and entering, criminal damaging, Union Township Police Department. Gregory A. Maynard, 31, 6876 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, breaking and entering, criminal damaging, Union Township Police Department. Gabriel I. Peppers, 26, 11032 Margaretta Ave., Cincinnati, unauthorized use of property, Union Township Police Department. Aaron C. Spurling, 19, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly D. Melton, 36, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road L52, New Richmond, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon B. Roberts, 26, abduction, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Chasity Dawn Hamilton, 31, 7547 J Bolender Road, Felicity, possession of cocaine, Felicity Police. John Michael Fisler, 26, 320 Front St., Williamsburg, receiving stolen property, forgery, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Tony R. Anderson, 27, 649 S. Indiana Ave., West Bend, Wis., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Joshua D. Burnworth, 23, 854 Horse

Courts | Continued B9




Community Journal


November 11, 2009

Pregnancy Help Center fall fest dinner provides hope to many


Wellness fair

Jennifer Vesper from the Clermont County Health District talks health with a UC Clermont College student recently at the college’s annual Wellness Fair.

REUNIONS Goshen High School Class of 1979 – is having its 30 year class reunion Saturday, Nov. 21, at Valley Vineyards, 2276 E. US 22 and 3, Morrow, Ohio. Meet and greet is from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and DJ is from 7-11 p.m. No charge for meet and greet. Dinner and DJ is $30 per person. Make checks payable to Goshen High School Class of 1979, P.O. Box 27, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, c/o Debi Wallace. For questions, Contact Kim Cook at 967-1169, Debi Wallace at 673-1973, Diana Mohring at, Denise McFadden at, Nina Ross at 545-6289 or, or Tim Johnson at 824-2353, or Our Lady of Victory Class of 1974 – is having its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at St. Simon Church, Fr. Plagge Hall. Cost is $25 per person or $45

couple. Beer, wine, snacks and food will be available. Classmates that need to be located: Bruce Bruno, Paula Dietrich, Kim Meier, and Mary Ann Owens McCrillis. RSVP no later than Nov. 1 to any one of the following: Denise Emmett: 702-9077, Karen Wuebbling Sutthoff 738-4138, Kim Lynch Breitenbach 484-4913, Mary Pat McQuaide 922-8021, Suzette Brucato Timmer 9227085, or visit the class’ reunion page at Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m., Friday June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at




One local agency is in full swing organizing its sixth annual Fall Fest Dinner Auction. This evergrowing event benefits the 138-plus clients seen each month at A Caring Place (ACP), a non-profit, privately funded pregnancy help center serving families in need throughout Clermont County and eastern Hamilton County. The Center, 4446 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, opened its doors in 1998 and provides an array of free services and programs including free pregnancy tests, non-diagnostic ultrasounds, life-affirming options education, parenting classes, life skills financial classes, sexual integrity presentations, material assistance and much more. The dinner auction is set for Friday, Nov. 13, at Receptions Eastgate. Local meteorologist, Rich Apuzzo will once again serve as emcee. Table sponsorships are available at $400 for a table of 10 and individual reservations are $40 per person. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a huge selection of quality silent auction items. A buffet dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the called auction kicks off at 8 p.m. Consider entering the


At the 2008 event are: From left, Carla Wood, board member; Rich Apuzzo, emcee; and Shawna Dunn, executive director. Bake-Off Contest. Judges award first, second and third place prizes and the top three winning entries will be auctioned. The remaining entries will be available to guests for tasting or purchasing. A popular repeat attraction this year is the Live Auction Luxury Raffle. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $50 per ticket, which are on sale now. The winning ticket will be drawn at 8 p.m. and the winner will take home any live auction item they choose. Should all 100

tickets not be sold, the winning ticket holder will receive $500. Winner need not be present to win, but must be available by phone to choose an item. Live Auction items include: A one-week stay at a condo in Key West, Florida; a one-week stay at a home on Norris Lake, Tennessee; a one-week stay at Woodsen Bend on Cumberland Lake; a Christmas extravaganza basket filled with $500 worth of various gift cards; four one-day hopper passes to Walt Dis-

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