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Deja Vu to become Boys & Girls Club By Roxanna Blevins

UNION TWP. — The Union Township Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) Nov. 8 approved the purchase of property at 516 Old Ohio 74. The CIC purchased the building, formerly the Deja Vu Showgirls strip club, for $300,000. The property had an appraised value of $390,000, said CIC member and township Trustee Robert McGee.

About 4,000 square feet of the 17,000-square-foot building will be used for a Boys & Girls Club. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to turn a building McGee that once had a very negative connotation into such a positive thing,” said Jill Cochran, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Clermont

County. The facility will be the third Boys & Girls Club in Clermont County, Cochran said. The organization has two facilities in New Richmond. A facility in Amelia closed after a West Clermont school levy failed in May. Another club is in Felicity. “This will put us back in the West Clermont area,” Cochran said. The facility will be a full-service club focused on education,

good character, leadership and healthy lifestyles, she said. Union Township resident John McGraw said in an email he is unsure how far the impact of the facility will reach, but he thinks the positive aspects of the purchase outweigh the negatives. “I think it is a good use of the building,” McGraw said in the email. “It sure beats the previous occupant. I am not sure it is located central enough to serve the whole township, but the business


district in Mt. Carmel needs a boost.” McGraw said residents will lose some tax revenue because of the Boys & Girls Club’s status is non profit. McGee said the portion of the building not used by Boys & Girls Club will be available for office space. He said the trustees are expected to vote on the purchase at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the civic center, 4350 Aicholtz Road.

Amelia voters approve local options to allow liquor sales By John Seney

Danny Bare, in hat, was grand marshal of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade in Batavia. For more photos from the parade, see page B1. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Voters approve Batavia school levy By Roxanna Blevins

BATAVIA — Voters Nov. 6 approved a 28-year, 7.26-mill combination levy for the Batavia Local School District. With all 12 precincts reporting, the levy received

2,508 votes for and 2.472 votes against, a difference of 36 votes. “It is a thin margin,” said Michael Enriquez, board of education president. “Right now we are optimistic.” The levy includes a 2.75mill operating levy and a 4.51-

mill bond issue. The operating levy is expected to keep the district in the black for the next five years. The bond issue will cover the cost of a new elementary school for prekindergarten through fifthgrade students. “We are excited that after



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10-plus years trying to get a new elementary, it looks like it may happen,” Enriquez said. “We’ve got to wait and see.” The results are not official until certified Tuesday, Nov. 27, by the Clermont County Board of Elections.

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AMELIA — Village voters Nov. 6 approved several local option issues to allow the sale of alcohol by the glass. Council member Bob Pollitt, who has been working for passage of the issues, said his grandfather was instrumental in making the village dry when he was mayor in the 1930s. “Now I’m trying to vote it wet in 2012,” he said. Pollitt said allowing restaurants in the village to serve alcohol would be good for business. Pollitt Restaurants would have to apply to the state to receive a liquor license. The village would gain revenue by receiving a share of the liquor license fee, Pollitt said. In Amelia Precinct A, the sale of liquor by the glass was approved with 478 votes in favor and 132 votes against. Also in Precinct A, Sunday sales of alcohol was approved with 459 votes in favor to 156 votes against. In Precinct B, weekday sales of alcohol was approved with 438 votes in favor and 177 votes against. Sunday sales in Precinct B was approved with 429 votes in favor and 188 against. In Precinct C, weekday sales was approved with 479 votes in favor and 128 against. Liquor sales by the glass was approved in Precinct C with 479 in favor and 134 against. Sunday sales in Precinct C was approved with 468 in favor and 142 against. Results are not official until certified by the county board of elections.

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Voters elect Uible county commissioner CLERMONT CO. — David Uible, who has been serving as an appointed county commissioner since March, was elected to the job by voters Nov. 6. With 199 out of the 200 Clermont County precincts reporting, Republican Uible had 54,284 votes to Democrat Leonard Harding’s 25,764 votes. “I am gratified by the response of voters in to-

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School students recently decorated paint stir sticks for Veterans Day. Students Cameron Christman, left, Hunter Christman and Brooklyn Christman, took the project a step further to honor their mother, Cara Christman, who is a veteran. ROB DOWDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Children honor mom on Veterans Day By Rob Dowdy

Veterans Day has special importance to military veterans, and for Cara Cristman of Union Township, the holiday is even more special this year. Cristman’s children, Brooklyn, 9, Cameron, 14, and Hunter, 12, each designed special Veterans Day art with their mother, a veteran, in mind. The Cristman children, who each attend

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, created the art as part of a school project where each student in the school creates and places a decorated paint-stirring stick that honors the military in the front yard of the school. Brooklyn, Cameron and Hunter went above and beyond on their decorations due to their mother being a veteran. Cara enlisted in the army in 1990 and was deployed in the first part of

Operation Desert Storm. She said she spent eight months living in a Saudi Arabian desert before returning home in 1992. “With that experience, I’ve grown to have a great deal of respect for the people who fight and give up their lives in the U.S. to sacrifice,’ she said. Cameron said he wanted to honor people like his mother who served the country, and Brooklyn said it’s important “because (veterans) served our country.”

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BATAVIA TWP. — Rattled after their ambulance was smacked in a four-vehicle pileup Nov. 6, a trio of firefighters shook off their own concerns. Then they attended to the crash victims, says their chief, who witnessed the wreck that horribly mangled a Honda Civic and injured its two occupants. “We actually watched our squad getting hit,” said Stonelick Township Fire Chief Matthew Rose. He and Assistant Chief Steve Downey were in a staff car, traveling ahead of the ambulance along Bauer Road at Ohio 32 when they heard the sickening sounds of metal slamming into metal and glass shattering. “It sounded like a bomb going off,” Rose said. Around 12:30 p.m., a Ford F-350 truck and a Honda Civic were both traveling east on Ohio 32 when the Ford rear-ended the Civic, which had stopped for a red traffic light at Bauer, according to a press release from the Batavia post of the Ohio

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State Highway Patrol. The impact pushed both vehicles through the intersection, striking the ambulance and a Nissan Altima, which were both heading north on Bauer. The chief said that he, the assistant chief and three ambulance crew members assisted the other crash victims until personnel from the Central Joint Fire Station, which is assigned to the crash area, arrived. One person in the

Civic was entrapped; crews had to cut open the wreckage, Rose said. Despite the breathtaking amount of damage to the Civic, both people inside suffered injuries that the Highway Patrol considered “minor,” the Highway Patrol news release said. The Civic’s driver, Joseph Pope, 21, of Fayetteville, and an unidentified female passenger were treated at Clermont Mercy Hospital, the Highway Patrol said.

Voters reject West Clermont levy By Roxanna Blevins

UNION TWP. — Voters Nov. 6 rejected the 7.9-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy requested by the West Clermont Board of Education. With 63 of 64 precincts reporting, the levy received 11,357 votes for and 17,267 against. “The board will have

some difficult decisions in the near future as to where the district will go,” said Superintendent Dr. Gary Brooks. “We will continue the fight on behalf of the kids to provide excellent schools for them and the community.” The district recently received a designation of fiscal caution from the Ohio Department of Education, due to a projected $2.3-mil-

lion deficit for the 2013 fiscal year. “The needs do not go away in the aftermath of the election,” Brooks said. The levy would have generated $9.8 million annually, said Treasurer Alana Cropper. The results are not official until certified Tuesday, Nov. 27, by the Clermont County Board of Elections.




Special meetings

The West Clermont board of education has scheduled two special meetings for the purpose of planning for the 20132014 school year. The meetings will be held at the Union Township Civic Center at 6 p.m. The meetings will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, and Monday, Dec. 17.

Christmas Parade

AMELIA — The annual Christmas parade will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The parade route begins at Facet Jewelry, Music and Pawn, 198 W. Main St., and proceeds east to the Amelia Church of Christ, 1690 Ohio Pike.

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township’s annual tree lighting ceremony will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. The Batavia Elementary School choir will perform at the event, which is free and open to the public. The regular monthly trustee meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

Community forum

BATAVIA — Non-profit organization Bully No More, Inc. will hold a community forum at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Batavia Elementary School, 215 Broadway St. Food will be provided by Gramma’s Pizza. For more information about Bully No More, Inc. or the forum, contact Matthew Ogletree at 732-2133.

CNE vacancy

STONELICK TWP. — The Clermont Northeastern school board is looking for someone to serve on the board. The person would replace Emily McCarthy, who resigned Nov. 5. Those applying for the vacancy must be a resident of the district. To apply, send or deliver a letter of interest on or before noon Monday, Nov. 19,

to: Board President-CNE Schools, 2792 U.S. 50, Batavia, Ohio 45103, Re: Board Vacancy, The board will conduct interviews Monday, Nov. 26, and if needed Monday, Dec. 3. An appointment to the position will then be announced. The new board member will serve from date of appointment until December 2013. The position will be on the ballot in the November 2013 general election, with the winner of the election to serve from January 2014 until December 2015. Board members are compensated $100 per meeting attended.

Civil War display

During November, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Amelia Library about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. In celebration, the display will feature items on General Ulysses S. Grant The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the library.

Quarter auction

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 72 of Mt. Carmel will host a quarter auction at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the legion post, 497B Old Ohio 74. Proceeds will benefit the community programs of the auxiliary and legion. Preview of the items included in the quarter auction will begin at 6 p.m. A quarter auction is a ton of fun, a night out and a great way to bid and win prizes from The Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Celebrating Home, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Man Cave, Thirty One, Avon. Also offered will be donated items from local merchants, gift cards from local restaurants and beauty shops. Food and drinks will be available. There will be a split the pot. For more information, call Marilyn McKenzie at 474-0078.

Special meeting

The Pierce Township trustees will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov.19, at the township administration building, 950 Locust Corner Road. The purposes of the meeting are to conduct a budget review work session, to enter into executive session for personnel matPIERCE


ters and to discuss any other matters that may come before the board. The meeting is open to the public.

Traffic enforcement

The Union Township Police Department will conduct a high-visibility enforcement patrol during this Thanksgiving season, Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 25. The enforcement efforts are to increase public awareness and perception of traffic laws. Officers will be conducting high-risk traffic safety enforcement for violations such as speed, redlight violations, following too closely, seat belts and operating vehicles under the influence.

UC East tours

UC East staff will conduct information tours for future students and their families from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in November. Talk to faculty, view program displays and tour allied health and nursing labs. Programs include surgical assisting/technology, respiratory therapy, physical therapist assistant, EMS/paramedic, medical assisting, multi-skilled


Coat drive

CLERMONT CO. — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT Channel 5 News will host the 11th annual 5 Cares Coat Drive, which runs through Dec. 1. Coat drive partners are Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, Starr Printing and area fire departments. Drop off locations in Clermont County are: » Gold Star Chili, 1706 Ohio Pike, Batavia Township, 753-4471. » Gold Star Chili, 2792 Williamsburg-Batavia Pike, Afton, 724-2547. » Gold Star Chili, 2195 Winemiller Ave., Batavia Township, 735-9660. » Gold Star Chili, 1048 Old U.S. 52, New Rich-

mond, 553-2536. » Kemba Credit Union, 1135 Ohio Pike, Pierce Township. » Press-Tige Dry Cleaners, 500 Ohio Pike, Union Township. For more information about donating or helping with the drive, call St. Vincent de Paul at 562-8841, ext. 217. For information on how to receive a coat, call 4210602 or visit or

Erdy benefit

To honor fallen Clermont County Marine, Lcpl. Nicholas B. Erdy, the eighth annual Nick Erdy Foundation Dinner, Dance and Auction is Saturday, Nov. 17, at Norlyn Manor in Batavia Township. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include dinner, provid-

ed by Texas Roadhouse, open bar, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds go to The Nick Erdy Foundation - an organization the family founded to maintain scholarships in Nick’s honor and to benefit several local, not-for-profit groups, which distribute funds for injured Marines and their families. Advance tickets are available for $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight if purchased by Nov. 1. Reservations received after Nov. 1 and walk-ups are $65 per person. Auction items are being accepted. Seating requests and donations can be mailed to: The Nick Erdy Foundation, 8281 Ohio 134, Lynchburg, Ohio 45142. For more information, contact Rita Erdy-Elleman at (513) 965-0437 or

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Grant Career names model car winners As students in the Grant Career Center Auto Collision program learn new skills, they practice in their lab on full-sized cars, panels and doors. Dent removal, filler applications, sanding, welding and painting can be seen on a daily basis in the lab. To showcase their newly perfected skills, the students dropped down in scale to model cars. Students list their favorite cars and the instructors search through mountains of models at the Ben Franklin store in Bethel. Students open the models with great anticipation and begin the building process. Boxes of assorted parts morph into hot rods, trucks and great cars of the past.

Then the creative process truly becomes apparent. Paints are applied with great precision with tiny brushes and spray guns. Fancy finishes and saucy striping take over, and the plain plastic becomes a work of art. The day finally arrives when the long tables are pulled out, and it is Car Show Day. Students proudly display their models and hope to impress the judges. Staff members from the Career Center wander around the tables and examine the models from all angles. Expertise varies among the staff from true car aficionados to those who utter, “Which ones are the GM products?” In the end, the winners

Winners are named in the Grant Career Center Auto Collison Model Car Show. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

emerge from the pack and awards are distributed. Instructors Mike Patten and Ric Kruse take great pride in hosting the Model Car Show each year. According to Patten,

“The students love the chance to showcase their hard work to staff, students and fellow car enthusiasts. They like to be recognized for their efforts and they love the feedback on the

skills that they have perfected in the program.” Winners of this year’s Model Car Show are as follows: Best of Show, Corey Stith; Best Junior Model, Gage Skillman; Best Senior

Model, Corey Stith; Best Junior Paint, Garrett Freeman; Best Senior Paint, Brian Adams; Best Chrysler, Noah Marsh; Best Ford Corporate, (tie) Zach Wuebold, Travis Estep, and Ibrahim Abdullah; Best General Motor,Thomas Boldman; Best Truck/Van, Mark Mockbee; Best Subcompact, Michael Verdin; Best Engine, (tie) Sean Vesper and Gage Skillman; Best Interior, (tie) Devin Donell and Garrett Freeman; Best1970 & Down Street Rod, Zack Puckett; Best 1971 & Up Street Machine, Travis Estep; Junior Best Effort, Noah Marsh; Senior Best Effort, Zach Wuebold. Submitted by Pam McKinney of Grant Career Center.


Melanie Cresap, left, and Brooke Haunert, both Live Oaks juniors from Amelia, participate in “Cuts for the Cure,” a cosmetology program effort that raised funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. THANKS TO JON WEIDLICH

Live Oaks students do their civic duties Live Oaks Career Campus students made an impact on their community recently. As part of their government class, students were assigned to create some form of civic participation to realize there are many ways to affect one’s world. Possibilities included organizing a letter-writing campaign, writing and circulating a petition, creating and conducting an opinion survey and organizing a fundraiser. The students embraced the assignment, creating such activities as picking up litter on the school campus, writing opinion polls on the upcoming presidential election and organizing a clothes drive for Goodwill and “Cuts for the Cure” to benefit

cancer research. The opinion polls required writing, conducting, analyzing and presenting the results of opinion polls on the election and current issues facing society. One organized a letter-writing campaign addressing the need for tax reform. A group of students conducted a clothing drive resulting in five bins of clothes being delivered to Goodwill. The junior and senior cosmetology students created the “Cuts for the Cure” by offering manicures and haircuts to their fellow students at Live Oaks in exchange for donations. About $200 was raised for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Clermont County Facilities Management Department won the Move a Measured Mile award for logging the most miles during a three-month fitness competition for county employees. The award was presented July 30 at the county commissioners meeting. From left are Health Commissioner Marty Lambert; Wade Grabowski, facilities management director; Errol Lloyd, security coordinator for faciliities management; and Trina Stapleton, coordinator of the Move a Measured Mile program for the health department. Stapleton said 238 county employees participated in the program this year. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


The Clermont County commissioners Sept. 12 received an award from the Cincinnati Reds for their support of the Reds Rookie Success League program this summer in Batavia Township. From left are Rex Parsons, Batavia Township administrator; Charlie Frank, executive director of the Reds Community Fund; and commissioners Bob Proud, David Uible and Ed Humphrey. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

HONOR ROLL The following is the first quarter honor roll for Grant Career Center


Travis Bee, James Borgerding, Mariah Canter, Zane Cassity, Anna Christman, Sydney Clancy, Tiffanie Clifford, Mikayla Cooper, Brookelyn Corbin, Shawn Davin, Peyton Davis, Kaitlyn Demaris, Coralena Emmons, Kylie Evans, J.R. Forsee, Ashley Gettes, Brittany Hahn, Craig Hoagland, Sarah Holman, Brittany Hubbard, Bobby Hull, Brianna Jackson, Erica Jones, Jeremy Lewis, Alex Lilly, Jessica Marsh, Taylor McKinnon, Jesse Miles,

Ashley Miller, Ciara Mills, Kelsey Mitchell, Jáe Mosley, Tristan Murphy, Cornelius Myers, Alexandra Nissel, Miranda Noble, Ashley Noe, Mariah Norris, Lizzy Peace, Danielle Peters, Nathaniel Petri, Dakota Pitzer, Marissa Planck, Bradlee Prather, Angelo Quiles, Gian Reyman, B.J. Roa, Taylor Robinson, Clare Schaljo, Jodi Seale, Tonya Sheets, Dakota Sicurella, Ashley Skinner, Thomas Stansbury, Rose Steel, Shawnta Sweet, Heather Tatman, Kayla Taulbee, Spencer Taylor, Samuel Tremper, Michael Vornhagen, Marissa Walls, Phillip White, Pearce Williford, Heather



Jerrid Abbinante, Jacob Abbott, Cheryll Appelmann, Brook Arwine, Shelby Boggs, Tyler Boggs, Thomas Boldman, Grace Bruno, Amber Buckley, Shannon Bullock, Sierra Byus, Austin Caldwell, Morgan Calhoun, Zachary Campbell, Samantha Clayton, Matthew Crawford, Antonio Davis, Zachary Dunn, Cindy Durham, Lane Edmisten, Chelsea Emery, Andrew Fields, Corey Forsee, Matthew Forsee, Tyler Frazee, Kourtney Frazier, Garrett Freeman, Jon Frost,

Dustin Geschwind, Josh Gilbert, Phyllis Hammock, Christopher Hance, Clara Hedrick, Ross Herbolt, Karey Herrin, Kortney Hildebrand, Dakota Hoeppner, Chelsey Hopper, Lukas Hoskins, Shane Jeffers, Sydney Kilgore, Austin Kinnard, Autumn Kirsopp, Allyson Klump, Tyler Koller, Michael Lang, Becky Lemar, Christy Ludwick, Ericka Lumpkins, Kayla Macko, Corey Maness, Nick Marshall, Aaron Martin, Brian Martin, Cassidy Martin, Joey Martin, Harlee McMahan, Justin Moeller, Amber Morgan, Clint Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Leah Morrow, Kendall Murphy, Anthony

Niederhelman, Megan Noe, Eryk O’Quinn, Nethanel Parks, Esteven Peacock, Courtney Petry, Cheyenne Planck, Courtney Poe, Randi Powers, Jacob Preston, Emily Proffitt, Kyle Puckett, Melissa Radcliff, Levi Rettig, Josh Rowe, Caitlyn Senters, Johnathan Shepherd, A.J. Signorelli, Bryan Simmons, Amber Snodgrass, Dominic Steelman, Jeffery Stevens, Tyler Stevens, Arica Stutz, Coty Thompson, Roger Thornberry, Meghan Torrence, Gina Vieregge, Scott Wagoner, Tiffany Weems, Clayton Welch, Kimberly Wilson, Dakota Wise, Dustin Woodruff, Leesa Young, Thomas Young.






Becker elected 65th district state rep. By Roxanna Blevins


Republican John Becker Nov. 6 is the winner of the race for the Ohio House

of Representatives 65th District. With 121 of 122 precincts reporting, Becker received 36,527 votes while Democratic candidate Steve Myers’ re-

ceived 16,351. “I’m very excited about the results,” Becker said. “I’m looking forward to representing the people of the 65th District in Columbus.”

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Green wins 66th House district race By John Seney

CLERMONT CO. — Republican Doug Green Nov. 6 won the race for the 66th Ohio House district. With 78 of 78 Clermont County precincts reporting, Green had 21,125 votes and Democrat Ken P. McNeely Jr. had 8,986 votes.

Pierce Twp. approves waste disposal levy By Theresa L. Herron

PIERCE TWP. — Voters overwhelmingly approved a waste disposal levy Nov. 6. With all 12 precincts reporting, 4,092 votes were cast for the levy and 1,804 against.

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This is a five-year, 2.3mill waste levy that will replace the township’s current 2.4-mill waste levy, which was approved by voters in 2007. The levy previously has been renewed every five years since the late 1970s. “Residents will continue to receive the same level of services, if not more, for a lesser millage rate,” said township Administrator David Elmer in a press release. The levy would cover the cost of weekly waste pickup by Rumpke, which entered a five-year contract with the township in July. Recycling services, which currently are available to residents on an individual basis for an extra fee, will be offered to all residents. The results of the election are not official until certified Tuesday, Nov. 27, by the Clermont County Board of Elections.

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Clermont County bowlers prepare to roll By Scott Springer

Battling high participation fees and some turnover, area bowling schools are preparing for their openers later this month. Both Amelia and Glen Este bowl out of Cherry Grove Lanes. Amelia competes in the Southern Buckeye Conference, while Glen Este will start their first season in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. KeShawn Foley of Batavia goes deep for the Bulldogs during their 42-13 regional semifinal loss to Clinton-Massie Nov. 9. The Bulldogs finished the season 11-1 and the sophomore quarterback totaled 28 touchdowns. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Young Bulldog Foley leads veteran team By Tom Skeen

BATAVIA — When running

the Wing-T offense, the offensive line and running backs are crucial, but the quarterback position is where it all starts. Batavia High School sophomore KeShawn Foley only has two years experience with the offense, but is excelling under coach Don Sizer and his offensive philosophy. “I’m really comfortable in the offense,” Foley said. “Me, Zainn (Ison) and (Ryan) Gormley all can run the ball and it just works for us. Our (offensive) line makes it happen for us. It was the offense from last year, but it is a little different this year.” The three have accounted for 3,086 yards of the nearly 4,000 yards the Bulldogs have rushed for on the season. Foley believes the backfield is the No. 1 reason why the Bulldogs went 10-0 during the regular season and notched the first playoff win in school history when they beat CHCA 46-27 Nov. 2. “I’m for sure we have the best backfield in the league,” he said. “When we run the ball, the first person can’t tackle them and they just keep going.” While he may only be a sopho-

more, Foley proved in the playoff victory he can play like a seasoned veteran. The youngster ran for164 yards and four scores on 16 carries while tossing for 52 yards. “(The playoff victory) meant a lot to me and my team because it was the first the team ever had,” Foley said. “We worked really hard for it.” When things haven’t gone Foley’s way, he never hesitated to turn to his senior leaders for advice. For example, in an early season game against Amelia, Foley managed just 28 yards on the ground and the Bulldogs found themselves down 7-6 at halftime. After regrouping at the half, Foley took his team down field in the fourth quarter for the game-winning score. “(Having senior teammates) really helps a lot because I am only a sophomore,” Foley said. “If I ever need help, I can just ask them.” As the season went on and the wins kept piling up , things came easier. The future is bright for both the Bulldogs and young Foley. This season will do nothing but help his progression and confidence for the final two years of his Bulldog career. “It really does (help),” he said. “I can’t wait.”

MAGIC ENDS Batavia’s magical season came to an end with a 42-13 loss to Clinton-Massie in the Division IV, Region 16 semifinal Nov. 9 at Kings High School. The Bulldogs trailed 7-0 early after giving up an 85-yard rushing touchdown, but responded with a 12-play drive that ended in a 21-yard scamper for a score by KeShawn Foley. The Falcons went on to score the next 35 points of the game before Foley added another rushing touchdown late in the contest. While things may have ended on a down note, the Bulldogs finish the season 11-1 their first winning season in eight years - made the playoffs for the first time since 2003, won their first first playoff game in school history and brought home a Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National Division title. “They’re a good team, very explosive,” head coach Don Sizer told Gannett News Service. “We’re going to focus on the fact that we got to this point and emphasize the way we got here.”


Amelia did not have a bowling program last year as it was cancelled due to players not having the ability to pay the athletic fees. They are trying again this year with Creed Cornett, the school’s golf coach, assuming bowling duties. Cornett lists Ryan Morris, Ben Tully, Corey Harvey, Austin Levy and Joey O’Brien on the Baron boys team. The Amelia girls are Emily Partack, Jourdan Dozier-Hill, Brittany Koehnke, Cassie Cochran, Kathryn Keende, Shayla Peters and Taylor McVay. “My athletes, parents and I are all working hard on trying to have the program up and running this year,” Cornett said by email. “We need to raise $6,000 before Nov. 16 in order to start up the bowling program again. That is to pay for 12 bowling athletes.”

Glen Este

Kathy Demarko’s Glen Este bowlers were consistent frontrunners in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference and her goal for the boys and girls teams is to earn the very first Eastern Cincinnati Conference title. The Glen Este boys have won the league title the last three seasons and finished18-1(15-1FAVC) in 2011-12. Leading the Trojans pack is junior Blake Huber, who averaged 198.6 a year ago. Early on, he’s consistently hovered around 200 in practice. Glen Este’s captains are junior lefthander Justin Taylor and junior Tyler Clark who averaged 193 and 190.5, respectively, last winter. Behind them is junior Ryan Stroup at 188.6 and freshman Cole Hunley has come in and shot 165-170 in practice. A newcomer to the Trojans will be Jacob Maryo. Demarko is also looking at other promising

freshmen, though overall numbers are down due to the $495 West Clermont School District participation fee (per sport). With the levy recently failing, that’s likely not changing. “That $500 is killing us,” Demarko said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t if there will be sports next year. I’m hoping there will be, but I don’t know how many people are going to make it if the price goes up.” In the meantime, she tries to “amp up” the fundraising while coaching a successful girls team. She’s assisted by Tony Kellerman, Kevin Briggs, Gary Stroup and Tom Franz. The Lady Trojans were second to Loveland last season at 16-3 (14-2 FAVC). Glen Este won the league title two years ago. In that season, she had a healthy freshman named Leslie Campbell, who averaged 191.5 with a high game of 279. Prior to last season, Campbell was injured so she bowled as a sophomore southpaw. However, her average dipped to 169.4. For 2012-13, she’s back as a righty for her junior campaign. “Even left-handed, she can be inspiring when she chooses to be,” Demarko said. “She never mastered the left hand, but she has the knowledge to do anything. She can pretty much do it all. I’ll take her any way I can get her.” Demarko figures Campbell will average between 180-200 depending on lane conditions. Just behind Campbell is Haley Vogelgesang, the daughter of a former pro bowler. She averaged 167.3 last season with a high of 252. “She doesn’t have a super lot of confidence in her self, but she’s really a good bowler,” Demarko said. “I’m looking to see her between a 180-190 this year.” Rounding out Glen Este’s girls are Gabby Ruehlman at 156.8, April Belanger at 153.9, Amber Walters at 151.6 and lefty Erin Hunley at 151.4. Demarko expects them all to average in the 160-170 range. She also will have Emily Doppes up from the junior varsity team. Demarko figures will be challenged in the ECC by Loveland and Milford on the girls’ side and Anderson on the boys’ side. Many of those bowlers come from her Saturday morning instructional program at Cherry Grove Lanes.

‘D’ propels Summit to state soccer title Mt. Carmel athlete played with team By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich @ communitypress .com

COLUMBUS — “Surreal.” That’s the way Summit Country Day head coach Barnard Baker described winning the Division III state boys soccer championship. The Silver Knights secured its second soccer trophy in school history by shutting out Gates Mills Hawken, 2-0, for the title at Crew Stadium Nov. 10. It’s the Silver Knights’ first boys soccer championship since 1999. Holding the opposition scoreless is nothing to new to the boys of the Summit, which includes junior defender Christian Hay of

Mt. Carmel. The squad didn’t allow a postseason goal despite playing a Murderers’ Row of competition. Five of the schools the Silver Knights had to take down en route to the title were ranked in the top 10 of the Ohio coaches’ poll. Baker said his program has usually taken an “attack” first mentality — but that changed this season. “From our forwards to our goalie, we had a mantra — defend first,” Baker said. Summit goalie Ryan Hall of Cleves played a big hand in propelling the Knights to a title, despite battling a shoulder injury that nearly kept him out of the state semifinal against Worthington Christian Nov. 7. But the senior persevered, and will leave Summit as the state’s career leader in shutouts with 47.

“Ryan’s fearless and he’s tough and you’re never going to get this moment back,” Baker said. “I applaud him immensely.” Hall knows Summit’s defense wouldn’t have been as dominant if it weren’t for the guys who play in front of him. “Shutouts are never just me,” Hall told Gannett News Service. “It’s a team effort. Not giving up a goal in the entire tournament is unexplainable.” The combination of Jake Rawlings of Loveland, Joey Kunkel of Delhi Township, Jack Meininger of Mariemont and Ben Emery of Hyde Park have formed what Baker believes might be the best back line he’s ever seen during his time at Summit Country Day. “They’re the reason why we are here,” Baker said. GOAL!: Both of Summit’s goals in the state final came off

the foot of senior Caelan Hueber of Newtown. The first one came off an unexpected pass from teammate Ben Emery. When Hueber took possession, he knew what to do. “I saw the goalie (in the middle) and I just figured I had to bury it,” he said. Moments later, he put the ball into the left corner pocket to put Summit up, 1-0. Hueber ended his varsity career with 15 goals during the 2012 campaign. He netted 35 in his varsity career. No shot: Summit had 20 shots, with eight on goal, while Hawken was held to just five shots and one, respectively. A great year: Rawlings began 2012 as a member of state championship basketball team, and he’ll leave the current year with a state soccer title.

Summit Country Day's Christian Hay of Mt. Carmel, right, takes the ball from Gates Mills Hawken's Jimmy Li during the OHSAA Division III championship soccer game Nov. 10 in Columbus. JAY LAPRETE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



WC remedy may be expensive without levy Oded Zmora COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST

power over the finances to bureaucrats from Columbus? Maybe we should ask to give up the right to vote on budgeting our schools and leave it to the department of

education? The West Clermont district is like an apartment building with a small hole in the roof. The top floor’s residents wish to fix it. They don’t have the money to do it themselves, so they ask the other occupants to help. But the people on the bottom floor don’t want to, as they are not affected by the small hole in the roof. Over the years the hole slowly grows and more and more water leaks in, slowly causing struc-

tural damage. Yet, the neighbors from the bottom floor don’t offer any solution as their ceiling still looks good. Eventually a large storm causes the roof to collapse on all the residents. If the district deteriorates, so will our community. Home values will drop, people with means will move out and the schools would suffer a brain drain. As the district’s financial woes continue without a solution, the fix would be more and more expensive. If there is a need to loan money in order to manage the schools, paying it back would be costly. If someone can come up with a plan that would not cost anybody more money than is used now, I’m sure everyone will support it. I haven’t seen one yet.

Oded Zmora lives in Pierce Township.

Voters can solve WC problems

On Nov. 6, West Clermont voters overwhelmingly voted down the operating levy placed on the ballot by the West Clermont school board. Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. The definition of foolishness is not knowing the definition of insanity. I am very disappointed for the children of the district and for my own kids who attend West Clermont schools. We have lost our sense of community and the school board has lost touch with the citizens of West Clermont. I am a member of the Willowville PTO. We have to meet at restaurants because the board won’t open the school in the evening despite the fact that the PTO funds many programs the school board won’t. The school board has failed to put together a financial package that voters will support and they keep rolling out the same stale solutions. We now face a $2.3-million deficit this year alone. When you have a losing team, it’s time to fire the coach. Superintendent Brooks and Treasurer Alana Cropper should resign.


Collectively they earn nearly $300,000 per year in salary yet they have failed to put together a winning strategy for our schools. We are now on the path to fiscal emer-

gency. We need a comprehensive “all of the above” approach to repairing ties with the community and coming up with an affordable dollar amount the community will support. We need open and good faith discussions with the community to come up with a solution. Some voter ideas include: » Have round-table discussions with those who did not support the levy and incorporate their concerns into solvable action. » Enlist the help of state legislators starting with newly elected Rep. John Becker. Our school funding method is broken and the state needs to address this. » Repeal the inside millage

the board moved without consent of the voters. This move angered voters and has been a large reason the last two tax levies have been voted down. » Seventy-three percent of the budget goes to salaries and benefits. Ask all administrators to take a 2-to-3-percent wage cut to show they are serious about putting the children first. » Ask for a voluntary pay concession from the teachers. They may agree to less pay rather than see more teachers lose their jobs. » Follow the lead of private schools like McNicholas and start fund-raising plans to get additional funds for athletics, music and art programs. Enlist corporate funds and sponsorships to help with fundraising. The Willowville PTO raises thousands of dollars to fund special programs. We need more of this. » Close and consolidate older buildings. Please attend your next school board meeting and let your voice be heard.

John McGraw is a resident of Union Township.

CH@TROOM Nov. 7 question Developers are studying the feasibility of building a hotel on the “Purple People Bridge” between Cincinnati and Newport. Do you think a hotel on the bridge is a good idea? Why or why not?

“I do wonder about our leaders and their priorities. I will be sure to hop on the streetcar to head downtown rounding out my stay at the new hotel for a little romantic barge watching with my husband. How about fixing our bridges before something happens?” M.F. “I think the Purple People Bridge as a hotel is a great idea. Newport and the Bellevue, Ky., areas have developed into great places for both local and out of town residents. “As Cincinnati’s banks development continues to expand, along with the more northern areas of the city such as the southern sections of Over-theRhine, Cincy will become a very nice tourist destination, particularly regionally, for long weekends. “It would be such a unique setting and the access to both sides of the river would be fantastic. I don’t see any downside to it at all. I hope that the studies come back positive and development of the project can start in the near future.” I.P. “Such a building would need to be designed to withstand the stresses and strains of a structure that vibrates and moves. This is costly. Seems a better structure could be built on good old terra firma at less cost. “Deliveries and trash pickup would be a problem along with exposed utilities. But, given current city of Cincinnati thinking, they could seek to have the streetcar buzz by.” T.J. “Do I think a hotel on the Purple People bridge is a good idea? Not hardly. “Why do some people have such an urge to be different? There are many reasons why this isn’t a good idea, but for openers a bridge isn’t usually designed to support the weight of a building like a hotel, and I doubt there is anything that can be done to make it perfectly safe. “What’s wrong with the

Cut WC salaries, benefits to address deficit The West Clermont school levy failed to pass by a 60-40 vote. This was no surprise since the prior two 7.9-mill levies also failed by a 60-40 vote. The school board met the day after the election to discuss their options to handle the over $2,000,000 deficit this school year and the projected $6,000,000 deficit next year. Many options were discussed, but one obvious solution seemed taboo and was never given serious consideration by the board even though it was suggested during the public comment portion of the meeting. Cut salaries and benefits by an equal percentage for all staff - administration and teachers. Salaries and benefits account for more than 70 percent of West Clermont’s budget (over $47,000,000 per year). How do you have a serious discussion about cutting costs with-

out even considering the largest single cost component in the budget? Sure, West Clermont has shown their Guest labor costs are columnist comparable or COMMUNITY PRESS less than other than districts. GUEST COLUMNIST Great talking point, but that does not fix the deficit. What other districts spend does not fix our budget. The teacher contract for next year will be negotiated this spring. The timing is perfect to put a solution in place. Of course administration would need to participate in a reduction and should take the cut prior to the contract discussions as an act of leadership. A 13-percent cut of


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“Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing ... after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” Winston Churchill Again the voters have turned down a levy for West Clermont school district. They have rejected a plan which would have raised millions to fund their public schools by raising the property tax. The levy’s opponents were successful. They succeeded by negating a plan without offering a different one. They have not told us how they will fix the district financial woes. We were not told how it is possible to bring back physical education, art, music and library classes to our schools. So now the state will probably have to take control of the district’s finances. Is this what the levy’s opponents plan? Do they wish to relinquish their


salaries and benefits will fix the deficit. Fiscal emergency avoided and no additional teachers would be laid off. Who does not know someone in today’s economy that has not had to take a pay cut to remain employed? Perhaps we should round up to 15 percent and try to bring back teachers for the music, art and gym. I suggest that if administration and staff took at least a 10 percent cut, the community likely would support a smaller levy to make up the difference. Will we lose some of the teachers and staff if their pay and benefits are cut? Yes. But, there a many teachers who have been laid off by local school districts that would likely be very happy to have employment back at 85 percent of their prior income. It sure beats 0 percent of their prior income. We would

be fully staffed by qualified teachers when school begins in August. If the school board does not do their job and put a solution in place, the state will come in and make whatever cuts are necessary. These cuts could include further staff reductions of 50 teachers or more. Which is better - keep our teacher count flat but pay them slightly less or cut another 50 teachers? Please contact the school board if you support this idea. Otherwise, they may take the easy route and do nothing and let the state be the bad guy when dealing with the deficit. If the state comes in, it is evidence the board failed or was unwilling to perform their duty to balance the budget.

Stuart Kennedy is a resident of Union Township.

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tried-and-true method of building things like hotels on the ground? What’s next? Building a church on a runway at Lunken? Say, wait a minute ... that is an interesting thought. Just kidding!” Bill B. “Whatever addle-brain nincompoop came up with this bird-brain idea isn’t working with a full deck. How about pup tents?” M.F.D. “Personally I thought it was a joke when I first read it. Where is the money going to come from for this ridiculous venture. I thing we need to spend our money more wisely, downtown has more needs than a hotel on a bridge.” D.D. “This is one of the reasons America is so great! Free men rich or poor can do what they want. If a guy is successful and has a wad to spend, let him spend it ... he will rise or fall (unlike GM/Chrysler/Wall Street) by his success or failure.” K.P. “It certainly is an unusual idea. It will be a good idea if it is successful. It will be a bad idea if it fails. “I believe the mountain of red tape involved with constructing a new building onto an existing structure that spans a state boundary will be daunting. The next challenge is determining if that very special niche in downtown accommodations will attract enough customers. “If it goes forward I see it as an initial success, but a failure when the novelty wears off in five years or so.” R.V.

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Scouts from Owensville march Nov. 11 in the Veterans Day Parade in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Annual parade honors veterans

BATAVIA — The nation’s veterans were honored Nov. 11 at the annual Veterans Day Parade. Danny Bare, the former executive director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, served as grand marshal of this year’s parade. Bare, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, served as executive director of the commission

The Williamsburg High School band participates in the Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

for five years, assisting veterans and their families obtain benefits, emergency financial assistance, military medals and service-related documents. Veterans Day is the American name for the international day of remembrance formerly called Armistice Day. It falls on Nov. 11 each year, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.

The Union Township Police color guard marches in the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Maybelle Murphy, in green, Batavia’s town crier, leads the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11. JOHN SENEY/THE

Members of the Batavia High School band march Nov. 11 in the annual Veterans Day Parade. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 6:30 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Vendors set up items for sale as well. Benefits Autism. $2. 4740123. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Bourborn Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., With Hunter Thomas, owner. Explore five hand-crafted bourbons paired with Kentucky-themed dishes. $60. Reservations required. 831-2749; Milford.

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, 2273 Bauer Road, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a seasonal flu shot every year; especially those most at risk for complications from flu for age 6 months and up. Health district is unable to bill HMOs. Through Dec. 21. $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Holiday - Christmas Miami Township Holiday Parade, 7 p.m., Meijer, 1082 State Route 28, Parade route: Proceeds down Business 28 starting at Meijer and ending at the Miami Plaza. Features high school marching bands, lighted floats, businesses, Miami Township fire, police, service and recreation departments, churches, school groups and civic organizations participate. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Milford.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Christmas Decor, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Build interior two-tiered wreath chandelier. Build wreath duo for exterior door. Build exterior lighted snowflake and holiday decor accents. Free. 688-1654. Beechmont.

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

Music - Acoustic Acoustic Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Peacock Stage. Try out new originals or play old classics. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 7 p.m., Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Fast-paced comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got. Light-hearted musical based on popular movie. $10, $8 students and seniors. 697-3857; Loveland.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Business Seminars

nati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Local nesting birds such as Baltimore Orioles, Indigo Buntings and Scarlet Tanagers head to Central America for the winter, while northern birds such as Dark-eyed Juncos, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and Saw-whet Owls settle here. Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. 8311711; Union Township. Presented by Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati. 688-8280. Union Township.

Craft Shows Holiday Art Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive, Handmade pottery, original watercolors and prints, woven items, earrings, knitted scarves, Raku and glass jewelry, wooden bowls and stained glass. Free parking and refreshments. 697-7070; Loveland.

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

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

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

Literary - Bookstores Music Time Fun, 11:15 a.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Sing along and play music on stage with Mimi. Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Nature Winter Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required by Nov. 13 at Learn all about winter with a craft and hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. $5. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-0580; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 7 p.m., Loveland High School, $10, $8 students and seniors. 6973857; Loveland. Oklahoma, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Music by Richard Rogers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Director: Cathryn Alter. Producer: Pat Furterer. Musical Director: Jack Hasty. Choreographer: Majory Clegg. $15. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Nov. 17. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation St. Louis Bingo, 7 p.m., St. Louis Church - Owensville, 210 N. Broadway, Special chili spaghetti night. Free dinner to first 150 people. Bring in two canned goods to receive free “Quickie” coverall. Ages 18 and up. 7322218. Owensville.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17 Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

Dining Events Staff and Industry Appreciation Afterparty, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and half-price drinks for all to thank industry professionals. 831-2749; Milford.

Exercise Classes

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

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

Clubs & Organizations

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Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati Meeting, 7 p.m., Child Focus, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Support group for families affected by No. 1 birth defect: congenital heart defects. 1 in 100 babies is born with this birth defect. Child care available with advance registration. RSVP: CincinnatiOH@mendedlittle-

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

Nature Fire-n-Food, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring your lunch to cook

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Community Dance The Miami Township Holiday Parade was a family affair for Ken Stringer, who brought his grandchildren and wife to ride with his float. From left: Ken Stringer, Isaac Hopper, Maddie Hopper, Lydia Hopper and Margie Stringer. This year’s parade is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. It steps off from the old Kmart store parking lot and travels east on Ohio 28 to Meijer. over a fire in the Nature PlayScape. Play facilitators tend to fire and assist with cooking. Family friendly. Daily admission for nonmembers. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Loveland High School, $10, $8 students and seniors. 697-3857; Loveland. Oklahoma, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-4572; Loveland.

Pets Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. Through Dec. 29. 800-6738; New Richmond.

SUNDAY, NOV. 18 Art & Craft Classes Kolobok: Puppet Making Workshop, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Make character from Kolobok show. Benefits St. George Russian Orthodox Church and Cultural Center. $10. Reservations required. Presented by St. George Russian Orthodox Church. 379-7653; Loveland.

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

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

Nature Fossils of Cincinnati, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati is known for its fossils. Discover what they are and why they are so easy to find. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Kolobok: The Russian Gingerbread Boy, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Russian folktale about adventures of a little Butterball named Kolobok. Performed by PuppetART, Detroit-based puppet theater. Family friendly. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. Presented by St. George Russian Orthodox Church. 379-7653; Loveland.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 2 p.m., Loveland High School, $10, $8 students and seniors. 6973857; Loveland.

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MONDAY, NOV. 19 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

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

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.


p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

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

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

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

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

Dining Events All-you-can-eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

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

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Nature Birds of Prey, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Meet live birds of prey. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Holiday - Trees

Health / Wellness

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

Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

Farmers Market

Music - R&B

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

Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Ages 21 and up. $5. 474-2212; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia. TriHealth Mobile Mammography Screening, 8 a.m.-noon, Center Bank, 744 Ohio 28, Digital screening mammography. For those without insurance, funding options may be available for those who qualify. Registration required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 569-6565; Milford.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

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

Holiday - Trees


Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Exercise Classes

Music - Oldies

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

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30

Nature Scavenger Hunt, 2-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Indoors or outdoors. Bring back completed sheet to desk for reward. All ages. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Fall Bird Walks, 8 a.m., Cincin-

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Garden Clubs The Life of Bees and Gardeners Program, 1-3 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Ray Babcock of Southwestern Beekeepers Association presents information on life of bees and how gardeners can encourage bees to their gardens. Presented by Day Heights Garden Club. 310-5692. Miami Township.

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

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.



Brigadeiros double as dessert and as holiday gift


Makes about 30 candies

Cook until sausage is done. Drain any grease. Combine sausage mixture with rice. Season to taste. Remove bay leaf. Serve with green onions sprinkled on top. Serves 10-12 generously.

1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 ⁄2 cup (11⁄2 ounces) Dutch-processed cocoa 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Sprinkles, colored sugar or nonpareils for coating

Grease 8-inch square baking dish. Combine condensed milk, cocoa and butter in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is very thick and rubber spatula leaves distinct trail when dragged across bottom, 20 to 25 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and refrigerate until cool, at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours (cover if leaving overnight). Pinch chocolate into approximately 1 tablespoon-size pieces and roll into 1-inch balls. Place desired coatings in small bowls and roll each chocolate until covered. Brigadeiros can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Rita’s white and wild rice dressing with sausage and mushrooms For Erin P. She wrote:

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Use a bowl to help coat brigadeiros. PHOTO COURTESY OF COOK’S ILLUSTRATED.

“I need a quantity recipe to feed a crowd. We’re making Thanksgiving dinners for the needy and I’d like a rice side that’s different and holds up well.” This is a class favorite, easily divided in half. 7-8 cups chicken broth 1 cup wild rice 3 cups white rice 2 tablespoons each olive oil and butter 2 cups chopped celery 2 generous cups chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 bay leaf 1 pound Italian sausage, or your favorite 8-10 oz. mixed mushrooms,

sliced 1 very generous teaspoon each dried rosemary and dried thyme, or more to taste Salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch green onions, sliced for garnish

Bring 7 cups broth to a boil. Add wild rice, cover and cook 15 minutes. Add white rice and continue to cook 20 more minutes, or until rice is done. If necessary, add a bit more broth as needed while rice is cooking. Meanwhile, sauté onions, celery, bay leaf and garlic in butter just until crisp tender. Add sausage, mushrooms, rosemary and thyme.

Library offers veteran videos Throughout November, Clermont County Public Library staff members are honoring veterans with a special online video series called, “A Salute to Our Veterans.” Viewers can log-on to the library’s Facebook page and meet a different local veteran every day for 24 days. By the end of the web series, the library will have introduced the community to 24 Clermont County veterans. The heroes featured in the series are men and women who stopped by the library’s booth at this year’s Clermont County Fair to record

their stories. The clips were compiled by the library staff and turned into the web series, which was rolled out Nov. 1 to celebrate Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all month. “Our veterans are very special to us here in Clermont County and here at the library,” said Clermont County Public Library Executive Director David Mezack. “This new video series on our Facebook page is a way we can give everyone the opportunity to take a minute, pause at their computers and proudly honor the men and women we owe so much to.”

Clermont County Public Library also records and preserves longer versions of veterans’ stories through the national Veterans History Project. The library is a founding member of the project, which is headed by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Since 2006, Clermont County Public Library has conducted more than 100 local veteran interviews. DVDs of the interviews are available for checkout at the library and are also sent to the Library of Congress in D.C. where they are archived nationally.


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the Firefighter Benefit Fund, which supports local firefighters who have fallen on tough times. The fund also offers two $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates annually. The event was sold-out as firefighters and community members gathered at the Stillmeadow Country Club. The day included 18 holes of golf, contests, dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony.

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melanoma. “We’re honored to provide Lt. Childs with this donation,” said Tim Stephens firefighter, secretary and event coordinator of Local 3412. “Maria and Scott face a tough battle against melanoma and it’s our hope that these proceeds can help their family in some small way.” Now in its fourth year, the Fire in the Hole golf scramble raises money for

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Union Twp. firefighters aid family of lieutenant The Union Township Firefighters of Local 3412 are known for serving their community. But recently, they united to support one of their own. Local 3412’s Lt. Scott Childs was a recipient of this year’s Fire in the Hole golf fundraiser. Proceeds from the event’s silent auction supported Scott’s wife, Maria, and their three boys, as she battles Stage IV metastatic

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“The Veterans History Project allows their remarkable stories to live on forever,” Mezack said. “The library is very proud to be part of that.” For more information, call the Owensville Branch at 732-6084. To view the month-long web series, “A Salute to Our Veterans,” visit ClermontCountyPublicLibrary.

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For Linda J. who wanted Holmes High School hot roll recipe from the 1960s. Sandy Y. shared a link that I didn’t know existed: SVvGo0. Sandy said: “Ahh, Holmes High 1960s cafeteria. My favorite was the fried mush. Remember the big bowls of black olives … Holmes and Kenton County both baked yeast rolls to die for.” I haven’t tried this, but it makes a lot. Freeze after baking.

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When I opened “America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook” ($26.95), I intended to skim through it for a couple of minutes. An hour later I was still reading. This is going to be a book that I turn to again and again. The staffers share their favorite from scratch recipes, so that you can make storebought staples and gourmet faves right in your own Rita kitchen. Heikenfeld Oven-dried RITA’S KITCHEN tomatoes, refrigerator jams, potato chips, pickles, condiments, root beer, salted caramels, even your own harissa and Worcestershire sauces are just a few of the treasures. The recipes have been tested a bunch of times so you know they’ll work for you the first time. Their brigadeiros recipe intrigued me. Doubles as a dessert and gift from the kitchen!

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‘Adopt a Senior’ program makes holidays brighter


themselves. A couple of years ago someone purchased a bird feeder and birdseed for an 86-yearold man, who lived alone in a small trailer in an isolated area of the county. He loved feeding and watching the birds. It provided him some entertainment and contact with the outdoors. The requests we get from seniors are usually practical items such as towels, blankets, pots and pans, and clock radios. The luxury items requested are things like crossword puzzle books, jigsaw puzzles and DVDs. Maybe some cookies or candy. Every year there is a need for personal care items such as house slippers, body lotion, razors and shaving cream. Towels and sheets are needed, too. Sometimes people have only one bath towel and their sheets may be torn and stained. Bed and bath linens are too costly for some people to replace, so the one or two they have, may have to last for years. There is also a need for cleaning supplies. Our home health aides

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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

BAPTIST 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

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tion about Summerfair 2013 and convey Summerfair’s position as Cincinnati’s premier annual fine arts and crafts fair. The winner will be selected by a panel of practicing artists and designers from Greater Cincinnati in collaboration with Summerfair Cincinnati membership. For more information and for an downloadable application, visit or call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 531-0050.




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Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

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Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

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tinuing art fairs. To qualify, artists must be 18 years of age or over and live within a 75-mile radius of Greater Cincinnati. Entries can be submitted in any medium (pastels, oils, gouache, full-color photos, prints, etc.). Three-dimensional, sculptural or bas-relief designs must be submitted as an entry-size 2-D reproduction for judging. Computer-generated art is also an acceptable format as an entry. The design itself must include specific informa-


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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

One of Cincinnati’s longest-running visual design competitions, Summerfair is now accepting entries for its annual poster. Poster applications are available at and the deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov.16. The winning designer will be notified on Nov. 19 and will receive a $2,000 prize and a tremendous amount of exposure. Launching its 46th year in 2013, Summerfair is one of the nation’s oldest con-


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the country, exhibiting and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to paintings and photography. In addition patrons can enjoy local and regional entertainers, a youth arts area and a variety of gourmet food vendors. Summerfair and Cincy Chic will present the Little Black Dress Event the opening Friday of the fair for the third straight year. The event features little black dresses from local boutiques paired with jewelry and accessories from 2013 Summerfair artists. For more information , visit or call 531-0050.

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Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

tion and experience in the Tristate. We truly can’t thank all of those involved enough for the tremendous outpouring of support this year.” “Sunshine Artist” is a national publication for fine art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons. Each year, artists are asked to rank the top 200 art shows in the country based on best-selling and highest-grossing criterion. Almost 1,000 shows received votes, but only the top 200 make the list. In June of 2013, Summerfair, entering its 46th year, will feature more than 300 fine artists and craftspeople from around

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help seniors with homemaking, but the customers must provide the supplies. Sometimes incomes are so low, it is difficult to do. We recently had one lady that was washing her dishes with shampoo, because that was all she had. Some groups prefer to collect personal care items or cleaning supplies rather than shop for specific seniors. And some people prefer to donate cash or gift cards, such as Walmart or Meijer, where seniors can shop for groceries, clothing or medicine. All these things help make the holidays brighter for senior citizens. For some, these few items are the only gifts they ever receive. Gifts are delivered by staff to protect the confidentiality of the senior. If you or your group has an interest in adopting a senior citizen for the holidays, please call Jeanne Siegel at 536-4021 soon. Gifts need to be in our office by Dec. 7 or sooner to assure delivery by Christmas.

Summerfair Cincinnati, the Tri-State’s premier fine arts and crafts fair and official kickoff to summer, was named as one the best fine art and design shows in the country by “Sunshine Artist” magazine. Summerfair 2011 ranked 23 out of 200 national shows. “This is such an honor for Summerfair to be recognized on a national level,” said Sharon Strubbe, executive director of Summerfair Cincinnati. “So much work goes into the fair every year by our members and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Our artists and their outstanding work make Summerfair such an honored tradi-


Stores have had their Christmas decorations up for weeks. I don’t know about you, but I have trouble concentrating on Christmas when the pumpLinda Eppler COMMUNITY PRESS kins haven’t GUEST COLUMNIST even started to rot, and I’m still enjoying the charming Styrofoam graveyards in the neighborhood. At Clermont Senior Services, we start thinking about Christmas early as well. Our Adopta-Senior Christmas program has grown quite a bit over the years. This year, we anticipate matching 500 seniors with generous donors. About 200 already have been matched. That’s great, but we have a long way to go. We match groups or individuals with specific requests from seniors that we know could use a little help. We often get input from the seniors

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2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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)



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: Bryan Price Church: 513-575-5450


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

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UC garden harvest goes to good causes BATAVIA — The final

Barbara Wallace, right, UC Clermont College director of service learning, and Ruchi Bawa, second from right, summer associate vista and garden sustainability coordinator, discuss the benefits of the community garden with volunteers from Landmark Baptist Church. PROVIDED

harvest total for UC Clermont’s Community Garden was 1,460 pounds - all donated to local churches, community shelters and food pantries. This brings the threeyear community garden total to 3,841 pounds of food - grown and donated through the effort of stu-

dents, community volunteers, faculty and staff. “Each year, the community garden makes more of an impact on not only the community, but also on faculty and students. It is a phenomenal ongoing college project because it involves so many service learning classes and brings the college together each year,”

said Barbara Wallace, director of college success program and service learning. “During the summer with storms blowing our shed down the field, breaking our electric fence and animals feasting on our produce like a small salad, we still got the job done and with the passion and commitment

Sharing meals with friends makes for a great week she will sit on Ruth Ann’s lap and enjoy her snacks. Then when they are gone, she jumps down and gets on my lap to sleep. What a joy. At the Lions Club meeting last Monday evening, there was talk about the beautiful plants that had been planted around one of the schools and the administration office. Someone asked how much did that cost and Melissa, said “nothing.” The U.S. Grant Vocational School donated them along with the mulch and the labor to plant them as a teaching tool for the horticulture class. That was great. Thank you U.S. Grant Vocational School. Our school system is one of the best. Last Sunday after church, Ruth Ann and I went to the Felicity school for their turkey dinner for the sophomore class. They served a fine meal, drinks and dessert. We always try to attend this event and saw several folks we gen-

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POLICE REPORTS PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Michael D. Listo, 47, 1517 Denny Drive, aggravated menacing, improper handling of firearm in vehicle, Oct. 26. Robert J. Houser, 34, 368 St. Andrews #F, aggravated menacing, improper handling of firearm in vehicle, Oct. 26.

Harold Back, 61, 1742 Ohio Pike, disrupting public service, Oct. 21. Nicholas Cramer, 26, 2889 S. Dunham, recited, Oct. 18.

Incidents/Investigations Arson Items set on fire in laundry room at 326 St. Andrews, Oct. 23. Assault

LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive proposals for Architectural and Engineering Services to prepare drawings, specifications and to perform inspections for Capital Fund Project 501.12, until 4:30 p.m. local time, on November 23, 2012 Copies of the Request for Proposal may be obtained by contacting Tim Holland, Executive Director at 732-6010. The Authority will award the contract based on evaluation factors as set forth in the Request for Proposal. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 4871 INVITATION FOR BIDS On December 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: Capital Fund Grant Program 501.11. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than December 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on November 28, 2012 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available as of November 5, 2012. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by emailing Brian Yacucci at Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 4875

Male was assaulted at 3712 Chestnut Way, Oct. 24. Female was assaulted at 320 St. Andrews #B, Oct. 25. Burglary TV taken; $2,500 at 1514 Denny Drive, Oct. 26. Disrupting public service At 1723 Ohio Pike, Oct. 21. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization; $1,734 at 3557 Royal Stewart, Oct. 21. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Sunoco; $2,150 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 26. Theft Lawn mower taken; $900 at 3628 Lewis, Oct. 22. Steel braces, beams, etc. taken at 950 Ohio 749, Oct. 22. AC unit taken; $1,800 at 3394 Ohio 132, Oct. 18. Computer taken from Walmart; $798 at Ohio 125, Oct. 25.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Brandy S. Kuhlman, 35, 4015 Brandychase Way #385, child endangering, Oct. 25. Heidi S. Miller, 42, 4414 Stockholm Lane, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Carol A. Hunter, 31, 4414 Stockholm Lane, disorderly conduct, Oct. 25. Phillip K. Gregory, 39, 616 Mercury Drive, domestic violence, Oct. 25. Larry Molloy, 40, 544 Aldor, domestic violence, Oct. 27. Roger A. Gilreath, 32, Homeless, domestic violence, Oct. 19. Jennifer M. Schell, 28, 4427 Springfield, driving under influence, Oct. 27. Richard Hutchens, 51, 14628 Todd Run New Harmony, driving under influence, Oct. 26. Hetal Kymar Patel, 39, 3853 Golden Meadow, driving under influence, Oct. 28. Joshua L. McKinney, 29, 2427 Glenwood, driving under influence, open container, Oct. 28. Craig M. Gesel, 29, driving under influence, open container, Oct. 28. Roger A. Gilkerth Jr., 32, 6388

Wilderness , driving under suspension, Oct. 26. Mark W. Eglian Jr., 23, 599 Clough, driving under suspension, Oct. 27. Haylie Schott, 19, 4715 Long Acres, drug abuse , Oct. 23. Nicholas C. Moore, 30, 3559 Legendary Run, drug instrument, paraphernalia, driving under suspension, Oct. 28. Paige S. Tackett, 44, 484 Old Ohio 74 #A304, drug possession, Oct. 28. Paul C. Petrusek, 18, 632 Arlington, drug possession, paraphernalia, Oct. 28. Jacori D. Nelson, 22, 213 Girant, drug trafficking, falsification, illegal conveyance, Oct. 24. Lonnie L. Woods III, 19, 6222 Ohio 727, illegal assembly, Oct. 28. Cody D. Lancey, 19, 8101 Ohio 350, illegal assembly, conspiracy to manufacture, Oct. 28. Samuel Tice, 19, 4507 Ohio 276, illegal assembly, conspiracy to manufacture, Oct. 28. Gregory Garrison, 31, 1065 Congress Ave., menacing, Oct. 28. Mark D. Bresser, 26, 3859 Field Lane, obstructing official business, Oct. 29. Shaine Schmidtgesling, 26, 4679 Buckskin Trail, obstructing official business, Oct. 29. Edward W. Malicoat, 38, 3967 Piccadilly, open container, Oct. 29. Frank Wolfram, 31, 507 Old Ohio 74 #108, persistent disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, Oct. 27. Rosa M. Bennett, 30, No Address Given, robbery, Oct. 23. Jesse J. Jeffers, 37, Lot 328 St. Andrews, theft, Oct. 24. Daniel Humphrey, 34, 3964 Piccadilly #E, theft, Oct. 27. James R. Hargis, 28, 3891 Bennett Road #2, theft, Oct. 26. Shayla R. Benhase, 18, 4493 Eastwood, underage consumption, Oct. 28. Sarah J. Beck, 26, 4582 Roxbury Circle, warrant, Oct. 25. Robert S. Palmisano, 38, 493 McIntosh, warrant service, Oct. 25. Kaherine Frodge, 35, 4959 Beechwood, warrant service,

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Oct. 25. Dakota Eads, 19, 4576 Shepard, warrant service, Oct. 28. Roy A. Tackett, 49, 484 Old Ohio 74 #A304, warrant service, Oct. 28. Phillip K. Gregory, 39, 616 Mercury Drive, warrant service, Oct. 26. Heather R. Fields, 26, 3893 Bennett, warrant service, Oct. 23.

Incidents/Investigations Breaking and entering Socket set taken at 568 Clough, Oct. 27. Purse taken from vehicle at 693 Redwood Court, Oct. 29. Burglary Video games taken; $43 at 475 Piccadilly #F, Oct. 25. Gift card and cash taken; $110 at 4328 Cider Mill, Oct. 23. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $10 bill passed at Speedway at Ohio Pike, Oct. 26. Drug overdose At 4013 Wilma Court, Oct. 29. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization at 4222 Edinburgh, Oct. 23. Rule 6 Child removed from residence due to drug abuse at 6 Arbors Circle, Oct. 29. Tampering, theft Money taken from coin boxes at Continental Car Wash; $500 cash at Old Ohio 74, Oct. 23.

Theft License plate taken off vehicle at 4525 Eastwood, Oct. 25. Female stated credit card, etc. taken at 6 Arbors Court; #673, Oct. 25. Laptop taken from vehicle at 4159 Sagewood, Oct. 25. Cook ware taken from Bed, Bath & Beyond; $900 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 27. Catalytic converters taken off vehicle at 685 Old Ohio 74, Oct. 29. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $55 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 28. Currency taken at Holiday Inn; $95 at Eastgate Blvd., Oct. 27. Decorations taken from grave site at Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Mt. Moriah Drive, Oct. 26. Cellphone taken at 4316 Larma Lane, Oct. 26. Laptop, etc. taken from vehicle; $785 at 1214 Parkside, Oct. 25. Prescription not paid for at Sam’s Club; $125 at Clepper Lane, Oct. 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $61 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 23. Roller skates taken at Beechmont Rollarena at Beechmont Avenue, Oct. 28. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $26 at Ohio Pike, Oct. 29. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $799 at Eastgate Blvd.,

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 Oct. 29. Wallet taken from purse at Kroger at Ohio Pike, Oct. 29. Unauthorized use 2003 Subaru taken at Hytec Automotive at 1184 Ohio Pike, Oct. 23.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/Citations Zachery D. Hurdle, 27, 1802 Stonelick Drive, driving under influence, Oct. 21.

Incidents/Investigations Criminal damage Truck scratched at 168 S. 5th St., Oct. 16. Criminal mischief Subject sprayed can of spray cheese on other merchandise at Medary’s at 268 W. Main St., Oct. 19. Theft Coat taken from Goodwill at 342 W. Main St., Oct. 22. Clothing, etc. taken from vehicle at 138 N. 4th St., Oct. 24.

AMELIA Arrests/Citations Juvenile, 112, drug possession, Oct. 20.

BATAVIA Arrests/Citations Chester E. Heater, 24, 475 Old Boston Road, warrant, Oct. 22. Renee S. Marovich, 32, 233 S. Riverside, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 26. Stephen Croswell, 32, 199 W. Glen, warrant, Oct. 27.

Incidents/Investigations Burglary Medications taken at 75 S. 2nd St., Oct. 23. Criminal mischief Substances put on vehicle at 339 North St., Oct. 25. Theft Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $7 at East Main Street, Oct. 26.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/Citations David Franklin Malott, 41, 1730 Bainum Road, New Richmond, possession of drugs at 2571 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Oct. 31. Lisa D Schuck, 52, 3167 Fiddlers Green Road, Cincinnati, possession of drugs at 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 31. Zachary T. Smith, 23, 4703 Buckskin Trail, Cincinnati, possession of drugs - schedule I or II substance at Ohio 222/Ohio 132, Batavia, Nov. 1. Dustin Miles Brose, 26, 3494 Virginia Drive, Amelia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 540 West Main, Batavia, Oct.

31. Dustin Miles Brose, 26, 3494 Virginia Drive, Amelia, possession of drugs at 540 West Main, Batavia, Oct. 31. Thomas Craig McKinney, 31, 1948 Knoll Lane, Goshen, burglary at 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Oct. 31. Thomas Craig McKinney, 31, 1948 Knoll Lane, Goshen, theft at 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Oct. 31. Aaron Patrick Lawson, 33, 6517 Ohio 132, Apt. A, Goshen, burglary at 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Oct. 31. Aaron Patrick Lawson, 33, 6517 Ohio 132, Apt. A, Goshen, theft at 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Oct. 31. Charles Edward Dove, 40, 3910 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, possession of drugs - schedule III, IV, or V substance at Old Ohio 32/Pleasant Acres, Batavia, Oct. 31. Aaron Patrick Lawson, 33, 6517 Ohio 132, Apt. A, Goshen, burglary at 6244 Wald Lane, Goshen, Oct. 31. Thomas Craig McKinney, 31, 1948 Knoll Lane, Goshen, burglary at 6244 Wald Lane, Goshen, Oct. 31. Dustin Miles Brose, 26, 3494 Virginia Drive, Amelia, assault knowingly harm victim at Herold Road/Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 30. Dustin Miles Brose, 26, 3494 Virginia Drive, Amelia, theft without consent at Herold Road/Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 30. Daniel R. Brose, 24, 3885 Bennett, Apt. 3A 10, assault knowingly harm victim at Herold Road/ Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 30. Daniel R Brose, 24, 3885 Bennett Apt. 3A 10, theft - without consent at Herold Road/Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 30. Jacolby Conwell, 24, 3840-G Rohling Oaks Drive, theft at 2192 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Oct. 30. Jeanette Marie Pies, 38, 2061 Ohio Pike Lot 160, Amelia, domestic violence at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 29. Johnathan Michael Maskiell, 22, 113 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 29. Joshua D. Whitt, 20, 7756 J. Bolender Road, Felicity, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor at Prather Road, Felicity, Oct. 31. Brandon James Gabbard, 26, 1877 Bainum Road, New Richmond, assault at 3404 Ohio 132, Amelia, Nov. 6. Brandon James Gabbard, 26, 1877 Bainum Road, New Richmond, carrying concealed weapons at 3404 Ohio 132, Amelia, Nov. 6. Louie Adam Jones, 36, 2865 Ohio 132, New Richmond, assault at 3404 Ohio 132, Ame-

lia, Nov. 6. John Lawrence Costello, 39, 2 Otter Court, Amelia, assault at 3404 Ohio 132, Amelia, Nov. 6. Michael P. Penny, 28, 10477 Drake Road, Hamersville, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 3404 Ohio 132, Amelia, Nov. 4. William Jason Reese, 22, 49 Timber Trail, Amelia, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 3404 Ohio 132, Amelia, Nov. 4. Brittany Bitzer, 23, 10 Big Twin Creek, Worthville, KY, forgery at 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Oct. 29. Brittany Bitzer, 23, 10 Big Twin Creek, Worthville, KY, theft without consent at 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Oct. 29. Billy J. Hensley, 70, 4 Montgomery Way, # 3, Amelia, rape at Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 31. Nancy Faisal Imjalli, 24, 235 Mulberry St, Lot 23, Felicity, theft at 235 Mulberry St., Lot 26, Felicity, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 13, 336 St. Andrews Drive, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 29. James Robert Dickerson, 50, 3523 Neals Circle, Batavia, disorderly conduct - intoxicated annoy or alarm at 1990 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 29. James Robert Dickerson, 50, 3523 Neals Circle, Batavia, resisting arrest at 1990 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 17, 3938 Fulton Grove Road, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 30. Juvenile, 17, 3938 Fulton Grove Road, Cincinnati, possession of drugs - marijuana at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 30. Dante Lamont Ingram, 22, 300 University Lane, Batavia, Criminal Trespass at 300 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 30. Larry Gene Hunt, 66, 124 Eagle Ridge Drive, Moscow, domestic violence at 124 Eagle Ridge Drive, Moscow, Oct. 31. Jason Earl Sawyer, 35, 39 Sioux Court, Batavia, assault at 39 Sioux Court, Batavia, Oct. 31. Seth Taylor Harris, 22, 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, burglary trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure that is a permanent or temporary habitation of any person when any person is present or likely to be present, with purpose at 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, Oct. 31. Seth Taylor Harris, 22, 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, tampering with evidence - alter, destroy, conceal, remove record at 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, Oct. 31. Seth Taylor Harris, 22, 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, theft - without consent at 614 Georgia

Drive, Bethel, Oct. 31. Darra Denise Marks, 38, 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, burglary - trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure that is a permanent or temporary habitation of any person when any person is present or likely to be present, w/ purpose at 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, Oct. 31. Darra Denise Marks, 38, 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, tampering with evidence - alter, destroy, conceal, remove record at 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, Oct. 31. Darra Denise Marks, 38, 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, theft without consent at 614 Georgia Drive, Bethel, Oct. 31. Brandon Michael Giovenetti, 25, 320 N. Main St, Bethel, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Nov. 1. Kenneth Lee Hayes, 61, 2420 Jett Hill Road, New Richmond, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 2420 Jett Hill Road, New Richmond, Nov. 1. Angela Christine Rowan, 42, 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, domestic violence at 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 1. Angela Christine Rowan, 42, 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, drug paraphernalia at 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 1. Amber Dawn Lewis, 24, 844 Wright St., Newtonsville, assault - knowingly harm victim at 276 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Nov. 1. Amber Dawn Lewis, 24, 844 Wright St., Newtonsville, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 276 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Nov. 1. Bobby NMN Powers, 39, 2228 Wilshire Circle, Goshen, trafficking in drugs - prepare at 2895 Lake Drive, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 2. Alex D. Gilkerson, 19, 5201 Angel Drive, Batavia, assault at 4155 West Fork Ridge Drive, Batavia, Nov. 3. Alex D. Gilkerson, 19, 5201 Angel Drive, Batavia, criminal trespass at 4155 West Fork Ridge Drive, Batavia, Nov. 3. Kasey George, 24, 2175 Ohio Pike, Amelia, possession of drugs - schedule III, IV or V substance at Main St at Hopkins Avenue, Amelia, Oct. 12. Eric Lee Thompson, 26, 5927 Pinto Place, Milford, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Oct. 13. Sierra Tiffany Nichols, 22, 700 University Lane, Apt 111, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 400 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 13.

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Dale Franklin Coffey, 49, 600 University Lane, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 600 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 14. Lawrence Charles Smith, 22, 4050 Blue Ridge, Batavia, felonious assault at 2761 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 14. Kevin Matthew Mchenry, 35, 1111 Sea Pine, Mainville, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2155 Picketside Drive, Batavia, Oct. 14. Tina Rae Kissee, 39, 2780 Lindale-Mt Holly Road, Amelia, public indecency - exposure at 2780 Lindale-Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Oct. 15.





DEATHS Sean Berold Sean T. “Shorty” Berold, 26, Union Township, died Nov. 7. Survived by parents Jack, Sue Berold; siblings Walter Fieler, Amanda Richmond, Zachery, Tylor Reynolds; niece and nephews Tiffanie, Charlie, Lance; grandmother Helen Fieler. Services were Nov. 13 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Mary Caldwell Mary Anter Caldwell, 69, formerly of New Richmond, died Nov. 6. Survived by son David Caldwell; siblings Walter, Louis, Paul Anter, Betty Hicks; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Bill Caldwell, companion Richard Klette, siblings Charles Frank, Chuck Anter. Services were Nov. 12 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Maryann Mofford Maryann Mofford, 48, died Nov. 2. She was a press operator for Jeliho Plastics. Survived by husband Robert Mofford; parents Edward, Margaret Birck; siblings Debra Crosby, Nancy VonBargen, Cynthia Sutter, Edward, Kenneth, Doug, Christopher Birck. Preceded in death by husband John Frey. Services were Nov. 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

RELIGION Laurel United Methodist Church

The annual community “Be Thankful” Thanksgiving dinner is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Please bring one or two covered dishes. all are welcome. For information, call 553-3043. The church is at 1888 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond.

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

Denny Rammel Dennis W. “Denny” Rammel, 66, Batavia, died Oct. 31. Survived by wife Mickey Rammel; son Trent (Jennifer Lightcap) Rammel; sister Debi Stevens; granddaughter Allison Rammel. Services were Nov. 14 at Glen Este Church of Christ. Arrangements by Moore Family Funeral Home.

Christina Underwood Christina Dawn Underwood, 39, died Nov. 3. She worked in the manufacturing industry. Survived by life partner Mike Jordan; children Tommy, Sarah, Libby, Crystal, Michael; parents Jake (Pat) Cope, Larry (Debbie) Underwood; siblings Rob, Scotty Underwood, Steve, David Cope. Services were Nov. 8 at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.


1399 Whitaker Lane, Jeffrey and Connie Bauman to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $86,666.67. 4024 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Ethel Jett to MTP Properties, LTD, $265,000. 4726 Turfway Trail, Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to Sheryl Reed, $182,900. 1410 Twin Spires Drive, Fischer Attached Homes II, LLC to Crystal Williams, $147,520. 2073 Commons Circle Drive, The Drees Company to Margaret Glutz, $114,900. 4545 Meadow Lane, Vista Meadow Development, LLC to NVR, Inc., $23,500. 4321 Southcross Drive, The Drees Company to Mary Eleanor Webb, $221,660.


5040 Ohio 133, Anita Colonel to Keli and Flemon Ramey, $60,000.


Clermontville Laurel Road, Chris and Sharon Woodside to Cristian & Cerasela Ganicenco, $52,000.


1735 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Marcia Howe to Eric John Howe, $80,000. 2080 Beech Cove, Mark Covas to Richard and Pamela Lane, $485,000.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP 3753 Arcadia Lane, Lynn

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. Forschbach, et al. to U.S. Bank National Assoc., $60,000.


683 Holiday Drive, Jason and Brenda Black to GMAC Mortgage, LLC, $82,800. 4620 Hallandale Drive, Christopher and Leslie Morehouse, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $120,000. 1267 McGuffey Lane, Mary Jo Farrell, et al to Bank of America, NA, $170,000. 494 Clough Pike , Maria Andrade, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $46,667.67. 4561 Wood Forest Lane, Christopher Rector, et al. to Coldwell Banker Mortgage, $73,333.34. 5152 Oak Brook Drive, The Drees Company to Drees Premier Homes, Inc. , $60,000. 5152 Oak Brook Drive, Drees Pemier Homes, Inc. to Mark and Kelli Williams, $364,305. 4485 School House Road, Cecil and Beverly Broughton to James and Barbara Shinkle, $28,000. 4443 Dogwood Drive, Bank of New York Mellon to Bank of New York Mellon, $64,300. 4443 Dogwood Drive, Bank of


3327 Bethel Concord Road, Jonathan Wardlow, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, $60,000. 2856 Old Ohio 32, Daniel Policastro and Michael O'Donnell to Ray and Phyllis Redmon, $5,000. 3 Allison Court, Margaret Glutz, Trustee to Earl Schmid and Faye Wiedrich-Schmidt, $245,000.


ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to areeves@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

New York Mellon to EH POOLED 612 LP, $16,650. 4560 Schoolhouse Road, Nathan and Debra Lacey to Katie Howard, $116,000. 475 Craig Road, Mt. Washington Savings Bank to John Bowman and Associates, Inc., $40,000. 4611 Crosswood Lane, Christopher Frazee and Mary Lex to Brandee Platt, $75,000. 709 Wilfert Drive, Randy Sanderfer to Dale and Bessie Hughes, $133,000. 884 Sycamore Blvd., Leroy and Georgia Seminatore, et al. to Robert and Beverly Binning, $89,900. 4272 Babson Place, Alan and Janet Crouch to Robert and Zelda Quadland, $298,000. 4678 Galaxy Drive, Patricia Frederick and Jack Burden to Robert and Dolores Remington, $72,000. 1011 Chanticlear Way, Charles and Elizabeth Franzago to Lana Shoup-May and Robert May, $195,000. 1218 Shayler Road, Roger and Tracey Curran to Donnie and Pamela Wilson, $330,000. 4190 Brandonmore Drive, Michael and Diane Jansen to Troy Hensley and Sharon

Cornetet, $235,000. 4207 N. Yorkshire Square, Edna and Terry McCormick to AH4R I OH, LLC, $155,000. 5301 Terrace Ridge Drive, NVR, Inc. to Andrew Finn, $268,140. 4164 Keller Court, M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Misty Wyen, $192,084. 540 Forest Ridge Court, Westley Yancy to Sandra Gregory, $131,500. 3984 Youngman Drive: Phillip & Tracy Crabtree to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, $53,334. 4769 Shephard Road : Catherine Oliver, et al. to Refuge Property Management, LLC, $14,336.24. 705 Woodgate Road: Jeffery & Kerri Dean to Jerry & Katherine Eaton, $104,000. Maple Ridge Ct & Ravenwood Ct: Ivy Trails, LLC to M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC, $280,485. 4510 Tealtown Road: Douglas Brown to Federal National Mortgage Assoc, $43,334.


Adams Co., Cincinnati, HVAC, 2495 Old Ohio 32, Batavia Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 4618 Stablehand, Batavia Township, $102,118. Christopher Krantz, Cincinnati, alter, 3819 Bennett, Pierce Township.

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central.

Wilfert Electric, Norwood, alter, 4305 Beechmont, Union Township. Tim Beresford Plumbing,

Batavia, alter, 3519 Island Trail, Williamsburg Township.

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