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How will you remember 2011? From a wet and cold beginning to a ... wet and cold ending, 2011 looks much the same going out as it did coming in. In between, however, we had our share of laughs and cries, joys and heartbreaks. What will you most remember about 2011? And to what are you looking forward in 2012? E-mail your thoughts to, with “2011 memories” in the subject line. Please include your name, community and a way to contact you. Happy New Year.

Math is a ‘cinch’ at Batavia Learning math in Anita Cash's class is a cinch this year – a cinch sack that is. The Batavia Middle School teacher has been using sewing projects in her gifted math classes for eight years. Previous projects included sock monkeys, but this is the first year for the cinch sacks. The change came when students lost their sock monkey supplies. Full story, A4

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Golf course gets new owners, name By Lisa J. Mauch

PIERCE TWP. — Four area men have purchased the Royal Oak Country Club, 1 Stillmeadow Drive, making ownership local for the first time in 25 years. The group is composed of Jeff Mazzaro of Pierce Township, Bob Yeager of Williamsburg, and Dave Copelin and Lance Atkins of Anderson Township. The club was foreclosed on two years ago and was being run by Textron Inc. The new owners declined to name the purchase price. According to Copelin, they will rename the club Stillmeadow Country Club, the name it originally opened under back in 1963. "We felt Royal Oak in the last 10 years has gotten a bad reputation and we wanted to let the world know there's been a change and we're back to local ownership," he said. All four men are members of Royal Oak and when they heard it was for sale they decided to buy it. According to Mazzaro, the property has deteriorated over the years. He said they plan on renovating the clubhouse and reopening the pool. They will also offer various membership packages such as

An aerial view of the Royal Oak Country Club. The club was recently bought by new owners and changed the name back to the original Stillmeadow Country Club. PROVIDED social memberships, golf memberships and pool memberships, and they hope to have a tie-in with the Beechmont Racquet & Fitness club, which is owned by Atkins. Copelin said they plan on introducing an Adopt-A-Vet program this spring as well. Members will be able to "adopt" veterans honorably discharged in the last 10 years or active military

personnel and allow them to use the golf course under their membership. "We think that's going to be very attractive to people with their memberships," he said. Mezzaro said he's been a part of Royal Oaks since he caddied there as a 12-year-old and worked his way up to golf shop attendant. "With local ownership providing credibility and stability cou-

pled with members that feel like it's their club again, the culture around here will change immediately," said Mazzaro. "Together we will restore the energy that's been lost over the last several years." The club will remain a members-only club, according to Copelin, and will no longer offer the daily fee pass. For more information, call the club at 752-6500.

Commissioner candidate withdraws from ballot By John Seney

BATAVIA — Bob Turner, the Republican-endorsed candidate for Clermont County commissioner, withdrew his name Dec. 19 from the March primary ballot because he did not have enough valid signatures. Turner, of Miami Township, had filed to run in the March 6 Republican primary against incumbent Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. Republican Committee mem-

bers meeting gave Turner the endorsement over Humphrey in November. Judy Miller, director of the Clermont County Turner Board of Elections, said Turner did not have enough valid signatures because he had turned in pre-signed petitions. Petitions must be signed after the signatures are gathered, she said.

Miller said Turner called the Board of Elections and was informed of the problem before the board met Dec. 19 to certify the ballot. Because he withdrew his petition before the board met he has the option to run as a writein candidate, Miller said. When asked if would run as a write-in candidate, Turner said, “No comment.” “I had errors on a few of my petitions, and I take full responsibility for it,” Turner said. Miller said two other candi-

dates had problems with ballot petitions. Charles Collier, of Goshen Township, who had filed to run in the 14th Ohio Senate District, did not have enough valid signatures. He withdrew before the ballot was certified and can run as a write-in. Another candidate, Leo Lopez, of Milford, filed to run in the 66th Ohio House District, but lives in the 65th House District. He was removed from the ballot.

Ellington bids farewell as Amelia mayor By John Seney

Council Member Todd Hart, left, who will be sworn in as mayor of Amelia Jan. 1, presents a plaque to outgoing mayor Leroy Ellington at the Dec. 19 village council meeting.

AMELIA — Mayor Leroy Ellington presided over his last village council meeting Dec. 19. “I would like to thank the good citizens of Amelia for placing their trust in me,” he said. Ellington, who served one term as mayor, did not run for re-election. The new mayor, Todd Hart, will be sworn into office Jan. 1. At the meeting, Hart presented Ellington a plaque with the mayor’s gavel attached. “I would like to thanks May-


or Ellington for an outstanding job over the past four years,” said Council Member Renee Gerber. “I am sorry he choose

not to run. I thank him for all he has done.” Ellington said he was disappointed he was not able to fin-

ish some of the tasks he undertook when he became mayor. He recited some of the issues Amelia faced over the past four years, including the effort to dissolve the village, the debate over an earnings tax and consideration of outsourcing the police department to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. “I am happy the Amelia Police Department remains intact,” he said. Ellington told council members he hoped village leadership will be proactive. “It’s been an honor,” he said.


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UT approves TQL tax incentives The Union Township trustees Dec. 15 approved an agreement to give tax incentives to Total Quality Logistics. As part of the agreement, TQL will begin building a new facility at its current 30-acre site in the Ivy Pointe office park in 2012. The company has

committed to hiring 575 new employees by 2014, and could add as many as 1,000 employees by 2015. “TQL will receive tax incentives based on performance. That is, they will receive no upfront incentives. Instead, both Union Township and TQL will benefit as the compa-

ny succeeds,” said Ken Geis, township administrator. Trustee Timothy Donnellon said, “This is a winwin for Union Township and Total Quality Logistics. We are thrilled with TQL’s decision to expand.” Donnellon later read a letter from U.S. Rep. Jean

Schmidt, who congratulated the board on its agreement and the positive impact it will have not only on Union Township, but on all of Clermont County. Schmidt was in Washington, D.C., and was not able to attend the meeting. Also, the trustees reviewed the proposed 2012

budget. According to Geis, Union Township is set to lose about $1.1 million in state revenue next year, but the township anticipates receiving about $400,000 in revenue with the opening of Jungle Jims in 2012. “We have had to reduce spending in the areas of

our police and fire services, but there will be no proposed lay offs or reduction in services. Had it not been for the agreement entered into with Jungle Jims, personnel reductions or a reduction in the level of service would likely have been necessary,” said Geis.

Senior agency to maintain services By John Seney

BATAVIA — Despite a tighter budget, officials at Clermont Senior Services say they will be able to maintain services in 2012 without cuts. Cindy Gramke, who will be taking over as executive director of the agency Jan. 1, said even though a Senior Services levy renewal was

passed in 2011, it will generate about $500,000 less in revenue in 2012 than in 2010. That is because of a reduction in property values, Gramke told the Clermont County commissioners Dec. 7. The agency also is facing a reduction in state and federal funding, she said. “We have worked hard to come up with a plan,”

Gramke said. “We have put efficiencies in place.” She said the agency is saving money by cutting salaries through attrition. The agency also has new software that saves on transportation costs. George Brown, who is retiring as executive director at the end of December, said the demand for transportation for seniors grows, with 60,000 trips

Batavia Twp. man sought BATAVIA TWP. — The Clermont County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in finding a missing Batavia Township man. Eugene B. Woodruff, 41, of 418 Millboro Springs Drive, was reported missing Oct. 20 from his home in the

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lieved to be riding a bicycle, Rodenberg said. The sheriff said there have been no reports or indication Woodruff is suicidal and there are no known medical concerns. Two Social Security checks have arrived at Woodruff's address that he has not claimed, Rodenberg said. Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Woodruff is asked to call 7327648.


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Do you know an unsung hero? CLERMONT COUNTY —

Here’s your chance to honor that special individual or group by nominating them for Clermont County’s annual Salute to Leaders award event. The nomination could be a special teacher or an outstanding student, a caring healthcare worker or someone in the safety and justice field; it could be a neighbor or friend; it could be a group that’s made a difference in your life. Nominating them is simple and free to do. Just go to "" and click on Salute to Leaders. Choose a category and then fill out the online form. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season by honoring the unsung heroes in our county. Salute to Leaders is a project of the Clermont Chamber Foundation and sponsored by Park National Park, Lykins Oil, AMIG,

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Genealogy open house

BATAVIA — Discover the genealogical resources housed in the Clermont County Public Library. The Clermont County Genealogical Society will host a free open house at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Batavia Branch Library,180 S. 3rd St. Learn how to get started tracing your family tree. Learn strategies for overcoming your genealogy brick walls. Learn about The Clermont County Genealogical Society’s current projects. Stop by to meet members and talk with them about their passion for family tree research

Election meeting

BATAVIA — The regular monthly board meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia.

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2012 on the Batavia Township Board of Trustees. According to Ohio Revised Code, the two remaining trustees shall appoint a person to fill such vacancy within 30 days of the date the vacancy occurred. The appointed trustee will fill an unexpired term which runs until Dec. 31, 2013. With this in mind the remaining Batavia Township Trustees, James Sauls Jr. and Bill Dowdney, have set the following procedure for appointing the new trustee. » Any individual 18 years of age or older and a registered voter in Batavia Township should submit a letter of interest to the Batavia Township Trustees, 1535 Clough Pike Batavia, OH 45103. » The letter should list their qualifications and reason why they would like the appointment. » The letter should be addressed to the attention of Jennifer Haley, fiscal officer, and be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. The board will then review the letters and make an appointment at a special meeting that will be scheduled for sometime in January.

FB volunteers sought CLERMONT COUNTY —

Farm Bureau is seeking leaders to help with the annual membership campaign. In addition to helping the organization grow, volunteers have the opportunity to earn fun prizes. “Membership is vital to Farm Bureau,” said Cindy Cassell, Clermont County membership co-chair. “We look forward to growing our numbers and having fun while we do it.” The campaign will officially kick off Jan. 23. “We have prizes for folks who participate at every level,” said Cassell. Volunteers can earn oneof-a-kind Farm Bureau clothing, many “neat” prizes including a Longaberger basket complete with engraved lid and protector, a cruise for two and a trip to American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 annual meeting. For more information, call 937-378-2212 or visit



Recycle your Christmas trees this year By Emily Sullivan

CLERMONT CO. — Live Christmas trees are a tradition in many homes, but after the holidays they often end up in land fills or dumped on the side of the highway. This year there are many opportunities for trees to be dropped off or picked up for recycling throughout Clermont County. Matt Taylor, service director for Union Township,

said, “In general, the service is offered after Christmas through Jan. 31. The trees are recycled into mulch, which Bzak Landscaping recycles at no cost to residents. It’s a great way to keep the trees out of landfills and off of the side of the road.” In order to participate in the program, trees must be cleared of all ornaments, lights, tinsel and other decorations. Trees not meeting these requirements may not be accept-

ed. The following is a list of where and how to recycle Christmas trees in Clermont County. Amelia: Curbside pickup is available Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.. Loveland: Pick-up and drop off options are available. Residents should call the Public Works Department for disposal drop off options, or call 683-0150, ext. 1439, for pick-up. Trees will be collected Dec. 19 through Jan. 9. Miami Township: Resi-

dents can drop off Christmas trees to Paxton Ramsey Park or Miami Meadows seven days a week during daylight hours from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Milford: Curbside pickup is available every Wednesday in January 2012. Pierce Township: Residents can drop off trees at the Pierce Township Hall any time after Dec. 25. The last day for drop off is yet to be determined. The drop-off area is the park-

Jan. 31. During normal business hours, a township employee will be available to assist with drop off. Pattison Park, Clermont County Park District: County residents can drop off trees lakeside at Pattison Park, Dec. 27 through Jan. 15.

ing lot closest to the ball fields, which will be clearly marked. Stonelick Township: Residents can drop off trees at the Clermont County Fairgrounds near the horse barns from Dec. 26 through Jan. 25. Signs will be posted. Union Township: Union Township residents can drop off trees behind the Service Department Complex at 4312 Glen EsteWithamsville Road anytime between Jan. 1 and



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“I was fortunate to be able to come home for Christmas,” he said. Schoumacher also was recognized at the county commissioners meeting with presentations from U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, the Thank You Foundation and the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission.

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Learning math a ‘cinch’ at Batavia Middle By Lisa J. Mauch

BATAVIA TWP. — Learning math in Anita Cash's class is a cinch this year – a cinch sack that is. The Batavia Middle School teacher has been using sewing projects in her seventh- and eighthgrade gifted math classes for the last eight years. Previous projects were braided rugs and sock monkey, but this is the first year for the cinch sacks – bags with drawstrings. The change came after last year when students were losing their sock monkey supplies out of their bags. “The bags didn't cinch at top. So we're doing cinch sacks to help keep stuff together,” said Cash. The seventh-graders will save their sacks to store the sock monkey supplies when they work on it at a later date. Cash first started doing the projects to reinforce what the students were learning in class. “They get bored out of their minds,” she said of teaching solely from books, “and then they can't do real world stuff. It's hard to transfer what they see in the book to real world stuff so you have to show them as you go.” She said the students learn geometry from designing with their own patterns and how to take something from two-dimensional to three-dimensional. They also learn how to work the sewing machines volunteers bring in. “Everything about any machine is mathematical,” said Cash. “They learn how to go through the process without any written instructions.” Eighth-grader Blake Hale said, “It's kind of hard but after you get used to it it's kind of fun. You have to learn angles and trajectory and design patterns to do in the machine.” Cash has volunteers from the community come in to help the students. This year one of her volunteers was a former student, Victoria Davis, and her mother Beverly Davis. “Two of my kids have been in Mrs. Cash's class and she's inspired both of them,” said Beverly Davis. She said Victoria, a senior at Batavia High, plans on studying math education in college. And while her classroom may look more like home economics than math, Cash said it's all connected. “It is all math. Everything in life has a pattern to it,” she said. “It teaches how to use your brain. We need kids to learn to think with confidence.”

Volunteer Patty Tripp helps Batavia eighth-grader Jake McGeorge with the cinch sack he is constructing in Anita Cash's gifted math class. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

Batavia senior Victoria Davis helps eighth-graders Charlie Hatfield, center, and Blake Hale as they sew their cinch sacks in Anita Cash's gifted math class. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

New Richmond honors retiring board members NEW RICHMOND — Retiring

New Richmond school board members David Painter and Sharon Stark were honored at the December meeting. Stark and Painter, who served a combined 12 years, will be replaced by incoming board members David Hawkins and Kim Hayden, both former board members. Board member Fred Heflin praised the two outgoing members. “I have served on the Board of Education on and off since 1979 and have served with 19 different board members,” said Heflin. “I want to compliment David and Sharon because they are at the top of the list.” Painter praised the role New Richmond schools has played in his life. “Were it not for teacher Su-

Retiring New Richmond school board members David Painter and Sharon Stark hold Excellent With Distinction car stickers and ceremonial bells presented to them at their last board meeting. PROVIDED

zanne Hale I would still be sitting on the wall on Front Street,” said Painter. “She took a special interest in me and I went on to become the first member of my family to go to college.” Painter praised the two new board members. “I feel good about the mem-

bers coming on board,” said Painter. “I'm confident the board will continue to try to reduce the financial cost to the district and to improve on the educational experience of students.”

Volunteer Beverly Davis, left, listens as Batavia Middle School teacher Anita Cash gives instructions on assisting her eighth-grade gifted math students with their sewing project. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

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The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.

Fourth grade Merit Honor roll - Jason Ackerman, Abigail Allen, Lilli Fields, Jonah Hanrahan, Austin Houston, Taylor Jones, Logan Kunz, Ellie Mansfield, Jetta McCart, Samantha Pratt, Ashley Sarbell, Brandon Savage, Allison Verdin, Lydia Victor, Kailey Wehrmeyer and Mitchell Williamson. Honor roll - Hailey Carnahan, Drew Coorey, Garret Corbin, Elizabeth Courtier, Aaryn Craig, Jarrett Donley, Jerrid Evans, Trenton Evans, Seth Fischesser, Owen Gibbs, Lexie Hebling, Anna Houck, Claudia Kennedy, Chase Kiser, Jacob Kunz, Amy Lewis, Caleb McConnell, Katherine Moore, Destiny Morel, Jacob Reams, Sebastian Reissig, Katie Rufft, Wyatt Seal, Dakota Stewart, Nathan Taylor, Joe Vance, Lexy Vogt, Lilly Wildey, T. J. Williams and Chris Willis.

Fifth grade Merit Honor roll - Holly Chandler,

Cierra Fluhart, Lindsey Hoffman, Sebastian Johnson, Carmen McDonald, Jordan McKinley, McKenzie Miller, Hailey Penny and Sawyer Scheu. Honor roll - Olivia Brashear, Tyler Bullock, Jon Davidson, Sophia Deardorff, Sierra Deitsch, Matt Elliott, Gage Goodeart, Julie Harrison, Alex Heflin, Ian Herrmann, Tyler Heskamp, Hailey Jowers, Jody Lytle, Melanie Matheney, Mary Moran, Abby Morgan, Allison Neiderhelman, Trista Smith, Ben Spires and Alyssa Stiles.

Sixth grade Merit Honor roll - Julien Battista, Elise Bezold, Josie Blome, Nicholas Edmondson, Jacob Heskamp, Jazmyn Hinkston, Kiae Marshall, Michael Nichols, Kara O'Toole, Trinite Patterson, Kaleigh Pratt, Rainy Stripplehoff and Nicholas Swisher. Honor roll - Mackenzie Adams, Andrew Appelmann, Andrew Bach, Kaitlyn Blice, Hallie Bolton, Haylie Clemmons, Peyton Daugherty, Zachary Deardorff, Adam Durham, Aaron Ellis, Lane Flamm, Matthew Franks, T. J. Gelter, Matthew Hosler, Christopher Isaacs, Bryce Lavely, Scott Lindsey, Shelby Miller, Haily Olson, Jazmine Roden, Elexis Sanchez, Faith Schuster, Evan Taylor, Maria Trimble, Sean Underwood and Zachary Wuest.





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UC Clermont’s Hurley earns 900th win BATAVIA — UC Clermont’s Men’s Basketball John Hurley earned his 900th win when the team traveled to Rio Grande and beat the Red Storm 72-69. This career coaching win put Hurley in elite company with some of the most recognized names in coaching. Coach Hurley was honored prior to the men’s game Dec. 19 as the Cougars took on Ohio MidWestern University. “Congratulations to Coach Hurley on reaching this outstanding milestone,” said UC Clermont

Dean Greg Sojka. Hurley began his coaching career at Milford High School (19711976) where he racked up 103 wins. Before his arHurley rival at UC ClerTHANKS TO mont College in DOTTIE STOVER 2004 he coached 26 years at Cincinnati State from 1977-2003, winning 554 games. Since 2004, Coach Hurley has won 242 games as the Cougars’

coach, making six consecutive appearances in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament and winning the USCAA National Championship title in 2008. “I feel good about the fact that I get to do the thing that I love to do. I’ve been lucky because I’ve been able to continue coaching for a long time. I am not one to look back, but when I do, I realize, I’ve coached a lot of games and I’ve had a lot of good players and assistant coaches that I’ve worked with down the line that

have helped make my basketball career so enjoyable,” said Coach Hurley. Coach Hurley’s winning record has earned him multiple Coach of the Year honors from the USCAA, Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association, as well as induction in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the NJCAA Coaches Hall of Fame in recognition of his 800-career victory. Hurley was selected to the

Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. His coaching awards also include winning the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference men’s basketball championships nine times and the National Junior College Athletic Association regional championships four times. Hurley played college basketball 1959-1963 at Bowling Green State University. For more information about the UC Clermont Courgars basketball teams, visit:

New Richmond swim coaches honored

Max Davis, a sophomore from Glen Este, makes an escape and gets a win win over St. Xaver's Jack Castellini, a junior, in the 145 class at Harrison High School during the Glenn Sample Classic wrestling tournament Dec.17. TONY JONES/STAFF

Ready, set, wrestle! Joey Ward, a defending state champion, completed a 5-0 run at the two-day, 39-team Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic by winning the132-pound championship Dec. 17 at Harrison. The Moeller Crusaders, ranked second statewide, finished atop the overall standings with 267.5 points, outscoring runner-up Loveland (176 points) and third-place Mason (159.5). For Glen Este, freshman Matt Sicurella was seventh at 113 pounds and senior Drew Kearns was sixth at 138.

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NEW RICHMOND — A new scoreboard at the New Richmond High School pool was dedicated Dec. 18 in honor of Judy and Joe Middeler, who have coached the Lions swimmers for a combined 50 years. Judy Middeler is in her 36th year as swim team coach while her brother Joe is in his 14th season. “I think they know how we feel about them,” said New Richmond Athletic Director Doug Foote. “I’m not a New Richmond person but there’s something special about this place when you look back and see the Ron Birds (33 years as football coach) and Ron Reids who coach here for 30 years. People stay here forever and ever because of the quality of people they work with,” he said. Former New Richmond swimmers Mark Miller and Alex Lewis spearheaded the fund drive that raised $7,500 for the new scoreboard. Among the groups making donations were the New Richmond High School PTO, Girl Scout Troop 48026, RiverHills Bank and the New Richmond Sports Foundation.

New Richmond High School swim coaches Judy and Joe Middeler stand under the new swimming scoreboard the school dedicated in their honor. PROVIDED “They are not only great coaches, they’re great people and great mentors,” said Miller. “Granted they may have taught everyone in New Richmond how to swim, but that’s not all of the story. They have been involved with Special Olympics and the Village Food Pantry. They reach out to the community and if someone needs help they will be there to help.”


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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Boys basketball » Glen Este was toppled by Walnut Hills 81-43 Dec. 16. Sophomore Tyler Flanigan led the Trojans with 14 points. Glen Este lost to St. Xavier 7345 Dec. 17. Senior Alex Fultz had 14 in the defeat. The Trojans got back in the win column Dec. 20 beating Wilmington 71-64. Alex Fultz led with 27 points. » Batavia lost to Blanchester Dec. 16, 57-48. Patrick Kuebel led the Bulldogs in the loss with 13 points. On Dec. 17, the Bulldogs lost to Riverview East 50-46. Junior Dillon Gilbert had 15 points. » New Richmond beat Amelia Dec. 16, 52-46. Junior guard Austen Craig had 16 points. » Clermont Northeastern beat Williamsburg 59-42 on Dec. 20. Junior center Derek Schmidt had 13 points.

Girls basketball » Amelia beat Felicity-Franklin Dec. 17, 48-30. Kymmy Simon had 24 points. » Glen Este got by Clermont Northeastern 37-34 on Dec. 15. Cassidy Bailey topped the Lady Trojans with nine points. » Batavia lost to Summit Country Day on Dec. 17, 54-23. Freshman Samantha McElfresh had nine points. » Williamsburg beat Deer Park 62-47 on Dec. 19. Senior Tara Dennis popped in 24 for the Lady Wildcats. » New Richmond beat Batavia 55-32 Dec. 19. Sophomore Josie Buckingham led the Lady Lions with 15 points

Boys bowling

» Glen Este beat St. Xavier Blue 2628-2420 Dec. 16. Jarred Brewer led the Trojans with a 383 series. The Trojans defeated Northwest 2937-2699 Dec. 19. High se-

ries went to Tyler Clark with a 468.

Former New Richmond High School swimmers Mark Miller (second from left) and Alex Lewis (right) spearheaded the fund drive that raised $7,500 to purchase a new scoreboard at the high school pool in honor of swimming coaches Joe, left, and Judy Middeler. PROVIDED


Girls bowling

» Glen Este beat Wilmington Dec. 14, 2304-2117. Haley Vogelgesang had the high series for the Lady Trojans with a 382. On Dec. 19, the Lady Trojans beat Northwest 2149-2050. Amber Walters rolled a 344 series.

Boys wrestling

» New Richmond defeated two-time small school champion Ross at the Glenn Sample Coaches Classic wrestling tournament at Harrison High School Dec. 1718. For the Lions, Brody Hooks was second at 113 pounds; senior Austin Skaggs was seventh at120; senior Cory English was sixth at 160 pounds; and junior J.R. Forsee was third at 285 pounds.

Boys swimming

» Glen Este was sixth at the Madeira Invitational Dec. 17.

All American

Wittenberg University junior libero Christina Gilene, a McNicholas High School graduate, helped lead her team to the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball National Championship and earned third team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Wittenberg won its first title in volleyball by winning in consecutive sets over Christopher Newport University 25-21, 25-21, 28-26. In the championship match, Gilene recorded 21 digs and was awarded a spot on the alltournament team. This is the first time that a team from Ohio has won an NCAA volleyball title at any level of competition. Leading up to the NCAA vol-

leyball championship, Gilene was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Libero of the Year. While appearing in a teamhigh 104 sets during the regular season, Gilene made just 20 service reception errors in nearly 500 attempts, and she contributed 27 service aces to rank third on the team. Gilene was named the NCAT Tournament Most Valuable Player for her contributions to Wittenberg’s 17th NCAC title. Gilene also earned first-team All-Great Lakes Region honors from the AVCA and was named to the regional all-tournament team, where she had a matchhigh 24 digs in helping Wittenberg defeat defending national champion Calvin COllege in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional final.



Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128




Keep the hike/bike trail moving at pig out Jan. 21 The Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike Trail has been an ongoing project in the East Fork State Park region for several years. What began as an economic development venture to provide opportunities for visitors to the park to hike or bike into the villages of Williamsburg and Batavia, while experiencing Guest the beauty of columnist COMMUNITY PRESS one of Ohio’s largest state GUEST COLUMNIST parks, has proven to be a much larger opportunity than first expected. We always hoped the statistics that showed the East Fork State Park averaged a million visitors a

year would mean hikers and bikers might decide to hike or bike out of the park into the villages and spend a dollar or two. That would be economic development. What we learned was we can also hike or bike into the park and that would be health and wellness. Either way we win. Unlike many hike-bike trail projects that require land purchases along with expensive legal issues, we were able to negotiate leases through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Ohio Department of Natural Resources lands which enabled us to reopen several of the roads abandoned during the construction of Harsha Lake. This project is being done in phases as funds become available. Phase I was completed two years ago. Phase II, scheduled for

construction spring/summer 2012, will reopen Kain Run Road into the East Fork State Park. Batavia Township has begun clearing abandoned sections of Zagar and Short Summit Road and our hope is Phase III won’t be far behind Phase II, which brings us to the point of this letter. On Jan. 21, 2012, we will be sponsoring the Hike-Bike Rock and Roast

at Pattison Park Lodge just west of Owensville from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The night will include not only some great roasted pig, but also a silent auction, a special video created by the Williamsburg and Batavia schools technology departments chronicling the past, present and future of the hike/bike trail and some insight into the beautiful East Fork State Park region of Clermont County. We will end our evening with some rockin’ fun with music by Hey! Mr. DJ. You are cordially invited to attend this one-of-a-kind event and be part of the growing movement to “keep the trail moving.” Individual tickets are $20. We hope you appreciate the value of this event and the effort it represents enough to sponsor a table. Each table seats eight people comfort-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should the annual basketball game between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University be discontinued after this year’s game ended in a brawl? Why or why not?

“Overreaction n. - To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence. There is no reason for the administration to mirror the behavior of the players.....'nough said.” A.P. “What would canceling the game teach the student athletes representing these two schools? That when the going gets tough, you quit? Dealing with conflict is a very real part of life and a very valuable lesson. Learn from your mistakes and do it better next time.” B.P. “I would vote to end ALL the games. Colleges should be about academics, not athletics - a place for learning, not for training people who generally do not meet the standard academic requirements for a future in the NBA. J.S.B. “Yes, the game should be ended. There is too little common decency and too little sportsmanship shown at the Shootout. “The trash talking between the players and the obscenities from the stands have no place in athletics, anywhere. It has always been that way and if the Shootout continues, even if it improves for awhile, it will again revert back to the gutter. “The Shootout is not bigger than the two basketball programs and the programs are not more important than the academic missions of UC and XU. “As a holder of two degrees from UC and a long-time supporter of their athletic programs, I hope that they make a statement and end the series.” T.H. “If people want to watch this (and they evidently do), then let them have that opportunity. As for me, I prefer to watch grass grow, or paint dry, or the Weather Channel. “However, I do have strong feelings about the uncivilized behavior and thuggishness of the players on both teams. “I suspect that it is something that is a part of their upbringing in lower income neighborhoods, and once their patterns of be-

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havior are established, it is difficult to change them. “I don't have an answer, but I would say that part of the reason these players act the way they do is that they have one skill to market, and someone (UC and XU) is buying that skill, and it inflates their egos. “I also think that in many cases, it would probably be revealed that the players came from families where there is no mom and dad present to provide stability and direction. “I'm old enough to remember how the country was in the late ’40s and 1950s - it wasn't like this. Bill B. “Most of us were not alive when the first shootout took place in 1928. It's wrong to end such a tradition due a brawl. Both schools should be able to police their teams and fans so future games can be held on campus and are once again enjoyable, win or lose.” R.V. “The debacle of the Crosstown Slugfest stands out as an embarrassment to our little town. As in most similar sport fights, those in charge must bear the responsibility for the altercation. “The Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University is a superb college basketball facility. During the traditional contest this year, the Xavier Musketeers clearly established their superiority over the Bearcats of the University of Cincinnati after the first 10 minutes. UC shot the ball poorly throughout the game as X breezed to a significant lead after building a comfortable margin at the half. “Revenge motivated the Musketeers after a 20-point defeat a year ago and they let the Bearcats know it. There was a lot of talking – far too much. “It is noteworthy that in the far more violent game of football there is a penalty for un-


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sportsmanlike conduct. No such foul exists in basketball at any level. The referees simply control the tenor and pace of the game by calling the game ‘tight’ or ‘letting them play.’ “The home team with the approval of the opponent picks the refs in college ball. These refs from the tiny Atlantic Sun Conference had no idea of the particular intensity of this event. “Fan, families, and players alike are keyed up to the max for the Shootout. The refs let them play. Far worse, they let them talk for 39 minutes and 51 seconds until tempers exploded. The result was assault with intent. “As Coach Cronin escorted his players off the court after the suspended game, they were berated by the partisan crowd and X players standing on chairs that formerly made up the UC bench. “Xavier won by 23 points. Finger pointing and fights occurred in the crowd. UC coach Mick Cronin complained bitterly of the loss of control by the officials. He claimed he was told to ‘shut up and sit down. “Ironically, the lone technical foul of the game was levied early in the contest against X coach Chris Mack and had no bearing on the fight. “At post-game press conferences, Coach Cronin apologized for the embarrassing conduct of his players. Several Xavier players remarked that they were ‘gangstas’ and reveled in their convincing victory to the delight of their fans. “Radio host Ken Broo (one of the better local sports talk hosts of this overexposed format) placed the blame on the unprepared officials of the game. “The fact is that both coaches know their players and what this game means. A Bearcat comeback was out of the question with less than one minute remaining. “At the same time, the Musketeer victory was assured and those players who had talked throughout the contest could be removed from the game with no effect on the outcome. “The fact is both coaches lost control of the game and their teams and a great annual event lost its glow. These competitive young men are really just big strong boys who are trained to compete and win at almost any cost. “The adults in the room lost sight of the most valuable aspects of competition. Even more pathetic are those individuals

willing to fight over a basketball game.” jMac “I do not think the annual game between UC and X should be discontinued. This is an ageold tradition that should be kept alive. “The players in the recent incident should be reprimanded … and even maybe disqualified from playing. But don’t stop the event for what happened.” E.S. “I entered Xavier as a freshman in the fall of 1947. It seems to me the UC game as we called it was being resumed right around then after a suspension of about 20 years for – surprise! – bad conduct. “School rivalries, team rivalries in professional area add to the fun of sports AS LONG AS THEY ARE JUST GAMES. (Remember, once you get past high school most of the athletes are visitors with your school's or city's name on their jerseys.) “So, if history has repeated itself this year, and then becomes a three-peat, cancel it.” F.N. “This is rhetorical as far as tradition goes. Why should you want to discontinue a game because of a few hotheads going after one another on the court? “Besides, it is up to the NCAA to make that decision, not two colleges, not the public, not the press.” O.H.R. “No. It was a pretty clean game if you ignored the jawing. “The failure came from both coaches and the refs. There should have been a clampdown on the players during the game. “The game is too big and important to the community. While this was a black eye, it should not be considered a knock-out punch.” J.Z. “Do we cancel MLB, NHL, NFL, NASCAR or NBA events because a few nuckleheads fight? Do we stop going downtown because some people get robbed? Do we stop driving because some people die in wrecks? Stop electing presidents because some are inept? “We can't hide from life. We just need to take reasonable precautions and carry on. Hopefully, the 2 schools have learned their lesson.” P.C.

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ably and is available for $200. Seat and table tickets and information are available by contacting me at the village of Williamsburg office, 513-724-6107. Donated items for the event’s silent auction would also be welcome and would certainly assist our efforts to create a special evening for all participants, as well as providing positive exposure to your business through our advertisement of your support for this unique project. We do hope you’ll choose to join us for a momentous evening on Jan. 21. Thanks for your time, and “lets keep the trail moving!”

Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike Committee event organizers are: Debbie Clepper, Mia Supe, Julie Graybill, Chris Clingman and Mary Ann Lefker.

UW offers tax help United Way of Greater Cincinnati is supporting area hardworking area families by helping them determine whether they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as receive free help preparing their tax Billie Kuntz returns. COMMUNITY The sites PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST are: • Workforce One, 756 Old Ohio 74. Check back at for dates and times. • Clermont County Community Services, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, by appointment only, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 through April 13. Call 735-8807. Those interested in the service should bring the following to their tax preparation site: • Valid picture I.D. • Social Security cards for all individuals listed on the return. • A copy of last year’s tax return. • Form 8332 for non-custodial parents claiming a child. • All income statements. • Self-employment records and any documents showing taxes withheld. • Child/dependent care provider’s tax number, if applicable. • Student loan interest/ college tuition expenses paid. • Proof of account at financial institution for direct debit or deposit (i.e. canceled/ voided check or bank statement). • Additional documentation to claim possible tax credits, such as first-time home-buyer credit.

Billie Kuntz is executive director of Clermont Community Services.

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

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any residents turned out for the River Village Christmas celebration in New Richmond Dec. 10. It was cold but very sunny.

This little Santa is 1-year-old Markus Campbell, who was visiting his grandmother Debbie Rosario of New Richmond. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

Brittaney Bash, 12, walked in the Santa "Paws" parade Dec. 10 with her rabbit Princess Dinker. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY

Bucky the Gutter Shutter mascot greets Nolan Suffridge, 2, of Amelia during the River Village Christmas Dec. 10 LISA J.



Margie Keck, event organizer, escorts Santa and Mrs. Claus into New Richmond Dec. 10 for A River Village Christmas. LISA J.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus lead the Santa "Paws" parade Dec. 10 in New Richmond during the River Village Christmas. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY



Ten-year-old Mikaila Nichting, left, 8-year-old Cecilia Gilpin and 15-year-old Jenny Roberts were angels for the live nativity during the River Village Christmas Dec. 10. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

Town crier Bill Knepp rings his bell and greets people entering Haussermann Park during the River Village Christmas event Dec. 10. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY

Ozzy the dog made Santa's "naughty" list this year. He's owned by Kristi Farris of New Richmond. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

Jack Mosbaugh, 4, of New Richmond walks Jossi during the Santa "Paws" parade Dec. 10. LISA



St. Peter's Church members performed a live nativity for the River Village Christmas Dec. 10. Reading the story was Ron Stang, a deacon at the church. The three wise men were Derrick Hitting, 15, left Sam Anniston, 15, and Madison Williams, 10. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS

Mia Bash, 6, is helped by volunteer Marilyn Pater in making a birdseed ornament in New Richmond Dec. 10 during the River Village Christmas. LISA J. MAUCH/COMMUNITY PRESS



Jelani Lewis, 16 months, of College Hill checks out the trains and the poinsettias at the Krohn Conservatory. The Krohn's annual holiday show, "Trains, Trestles and Traditions" is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors and $4 for children. JEFF SWINGER/STAFF

THURSDAY, DEC. 29 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature Shop. Celebration of the life and work of artist and naturalist. Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Family friendly. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/

postural evaluation. Free. 7536325. Union Township.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Christmas story presented with narration, lights, animation and music. Mission market, Nativity sets, Christmas boutique and mission museum. Free, canned good donations accepted. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, 699 Old State Route 74, Company is teaming up with United Service Organizations to provide care packages for soldiers serving overseas. Bring donations to store during military appreciation month. Family friendly. Free donations accepted. Presented by Eastgate Harley-Davidison/ Buell. 528-1400. Withamsville.

Literary - Libraries Holiday Movie Time, 4-5 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Movies for children and families. Popcorn and lemonade provided. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001; Symmes Township.

Music - Acoustic

Health / Wellness

Frankly Speaking, 8-11 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777; Milford.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Loveland, 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Loveland.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - Jazz Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.

Nature Animal Encounters, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take an up close look at a few animals who call the park home. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

FRIDAY, DEC. 30 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; Union Township.

Dining Events

The Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, is hosting a Charley Harper Art Show through Dec. 31. The show is free for members, $8, $3 children and free for children ages 3 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pictured is Cardinal Close-Up by Charley Harper. For more information, visit or call 831-1711. PROVIDED.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

Nature Animal Encounters, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; Union Township.

Community Dance New Year’s Eve Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., American Legion Post 288, 208 E. Main St., Doors open 8 p.m. Music by Shawn Hammonds. Beer and set-ups included. You may BYOB. $15. 724-9915. Williamsburg, Ohio.

Exercise Classes

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. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Exercise Classes

Holiday - New Year’s

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

New Year’s Eve with Model Behavior, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Includes party favors, toast at midnight and

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. appetizer buffet. Music by Model Behavior. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Model Behavior. 300-7729. Anderson Township. New Years Eve Party, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, With Big Daddy Walker and karaoke. No cover. 8315777. Milford.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.

Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

MONDAY, JAN. 2 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5.

Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Cardio Bootcamp, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Milford Martial Arts Academy, 1053 Ohio 28, Intense workout to burn calories. Ages 18 and up. $60 per month for eight classes, $10 walk-in. 3838339; Milford.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4 Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Music - Jazz Wine Down Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Great Scott, 1020 Ohio Pike, Wine specials and music by Fathead Davis. Free. 752-4700; Withamsville.

Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; Miami Township.



Rita tweaks Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark As I write this column, 2011 is coming to a close and the new year is just about to begin. I’ve enjoyed “talking” to you each week and meeting many of Rita you, someHeikenfeld times at social or proRITA’S KITCHEN fessional events, sometimes in the grocery aisle, at church or at the mall. This column connects us all in a very personal way. You’ve heard my stories and I’ve listened to yours, and the common thread in all of our lives is what means most to us: family, friends and the sharing of meals with those we love. Happy, healthy, blessed 2012!

Rita’s clone of Willams-Sonoma peppermint bark How many versions of this have I shared?! I tweaked the recipe once again, taking into account the new packaging for chocolate chips (they used to be packaged in 12 oz. bags, now it’s11.5 oz. for the most part). The most important thing is to melt both the white chocolate and the dark slowly and over relatively low heat so they don’t “seize” or burn. You can do this in a double boiler or a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the bottom of the bowl touch the water), in a nonstick skillet over low heat or in the microwave using 50 percent power at 40-second intervals. Regardless of the way you melt chocolate, pull it from the heat while there are still lumps remaining. When you stir, the residual heat will smooth it out. This is a nice hostess gift or light dessert after a heavy New Year’s meal. First, line cookie sheet

with foil.

3 cups dark chocolate chips (I use Kroger Belgian chocolate chips) 2 cups white chocolate chips (I use Kroger white chocolate chips) 1¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract, divided into ¾ and ½ teaspoon measures 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup peppermint candy, crushed. If you want, sift the crushed candy through a sieve to remove the real fine particles. (Those are for you to nibble on!)

Melt chocolates as described above. Add ¾ teaspoon extract to the dark chocolate after melting and ½ teaspoon extract to the white chocolate after melting. Pour dark chocolate onto foiled cookie sheet and spread to thickness desired. Place in refrigerator to harden. Let white chocolate cool a bit (make sure it’s still pourable) before spreading on top of chilled dark chocolate layer. This will prevent it from melting the white layer. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy. Refrigerate until hard. Before you cut or break the candy, let it sit out a few minutes. That will help keep it from shearing apart.

Giovanna Trimpe’s wonderful egg casserole You may know her as Giovanna or Joanne, or even as Archbishop Schnurr’s chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati. She’s the author of the "Holy Chow" cookbook and a popular media personality. She and I met sometime ago and became fast friends. Giovanna is going international soon, as a guest on the Alonso Pepe show on EWTN early next year. To get details, check out her website at Holy-

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Rita's version of Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark would make a great hostess gift. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD To learn more about Giovanna, log onto YouTube and watch her video about her journey. Anyway, I tasted this casserole during a breakfast she and I made for the Fox 19 morning crew. I have lots of favorite egg casseroles, but this one is now at the top of the list and will be on my holiday brunch table. Here’s how Giovanna does it:

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One large loaf French bread 3 jars Old English cheese 1½ sticks margarine 7 eggs 1 tsp. Kosher or other salt 2 cups milk Cooked sausage, optional

Grease or spray a 13- by 9-inch glass pan. Break up bread into small cubes with crust. Lay bread in bottom of pan. Melt jars of cheese and margarine. Pour over the bread. Beat eggs, salt and milk together. Pour over the bread mixture. If you want to add sausage, now is the time to mix it in. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake casserole: Let sit at room temperature for a half hour. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Monroe Grange at Nicholsville had a Christmas supper and gift exchange. There was a good crowd. Ruth Ann fixed the ham and everyone brought a dish to be enjoyed by all. Ruth Ann and I had the pleasure of being with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus last Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening at the Grant’s Milford Garden Center. The children and grown ups were sure great. One little girl asked Santa for a kitten for Christmas. Her mother said four years ago she asked Santa for a puppy and they got a wiener dog. She asked Santa what she should name the puppy he suggested Rudolph so she did that. As we were going to Milford on the Milford Parkway, a United Dairy Farmer store had gasoline for $2.93 per gallon. So we stopped Sunday evening and filled up. By golly that was a good Christmas present. We were watching TV the other day and a feller said he had put a DVD together featuring the Recollections of

Ruth Lyons. Now I know there are many of you folks that listened and watched Ruth Lyons’ programs. My Mother would not miss the program. Mom fixed dinner so all of us could eat and listen to Ruth. What a wonderful lady she was and the amount of good she did for the children and other folks. You may wonder where you can get this program. The UDF stores have them. Ruth Ann got one at the same store on Milford Parkway while I was filling up the truck with gas. There are two disks. The one we played was 101 minutes long. They sure brought back memories. There was Peter Grant, Paul Dixon, Bob Braun, Willy Thawl and of course Ruth Lyons along with many others. Instead of me listing them here you get the Recollections of Ruth Lyons. You will enjoy this program if you get one. Watch it on Christmas Day or whenever you can. There were some very wonderful parts in it. She was a very warm and loving person. Monday evening the

Bethel Lions Club had their Christmas dinner at the Grant Career Center here in Bethel. What a meal the school put on. As I have said before the Forcee brothers do a super job. Thanks Ray and Gary. If you want a good meal, try getting there between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. On certain Wednesdays they have ribs. You need to get there early to get a seat so stop and say hello to the culinary class. These students do a super job of learning to cook and waiting on the customers. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. He said the folks were still catching crappie fishing about 20 feet deep. The crappie are of good size. The duck hunters are getting ducks and deer hunters are doing good. The new kitten we have has been hiding, trying to catch a bird, but is having no luck. It is interesting to watch Chessy hide and wait and sometimes jump trying to get one. Our grandson named the

kitten Chester, but it seems the kitten is a girl instead of a boy so we changed the name to Chessy. It is such a beautiful cat. It sure likes to lay either on Ruth Ann’s lap or on the blanket Ruth Ann uses to put over her in her chair. We hope it stays small, but I imagine it will grow up. It will be a good loving cat for us to enjoy and it seems we have already spoiled it. Now that is OK. We have the beagle dog and she has been spoiled. We tend to do this. I don’t imagine you folks do that. Ha. Ha. The Lord gives us these animals to take care of and love so we are obligated to take as good care of them as we can. Now the kitten will enjoy the special treat it will get at Christmas. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and give thanks to the Good Lord. Happy New Year God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Using credit can come back to haunt you Many consumers took advantage of great sales this holiday season and put lots of purchases on their credit cards. There’s no doubt it's great to get those savings but unless you're careful, those deals can come back to haunt you That’s what Brandon Combs, of Fort Mitchell, learned after buying a couch in 1997, when he was just 18. The couch cost less than $500, which he put on a store credit card. “I made minimum payments and it seems like that drug on for a few years until finally, with a few late payments, that brought the balance to over $500,” Combs says. When he lost his job he stopped paying on the

credit card. In 2006, Combs called the Maryland debt collector that bought his debt and Howard offered to Ain settle on HEY HOWARD! the account. Combs says, “I contacted them and they pretty much immediately said, 'If you give us a credit card payment over the phone now we'll settle for 50 percent. We'll send you a letter in the mail that the debt has been resolved.'” Combs paid $610 with his credit card but never received that settlement letter. He should have disputed the charge with

his credit card company when he failed to get the letter since that was part of the deal. Instead, he forgot about it. Unfortunately, the debt was not settled. Instead it was sold to another debt collector and that company got a default judgment after suing Combs. Combs says he had moved several times and was never notified of the lawsuit. This new debt came as quite a shock to Combs because he thought he had already paid it off. In addition, he had just refinanced his house and there was no indication of this debt on his credit report. Combs says, “I paid back more than what I borrowed over 11 years ago, and an additional $610 was paid five years ago. Now this debt collector wants another $1,500.”

It is absolutely shocking how that 14-year-old debt has continued to grow as a result of mounting interest charges and fees. This latest debt collector is taking part of his paycheck in order to collect. The money came right out of his paycheck at Christmas time so the firm could be paid in full. Combs has filed with the court for a hearing, at which time he'll present his evidence of payment and hopes to get this money back. All this serves as a valuable lesson: Don’t buy more than you can afford because the debt can just keep getting larger and larger. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Arrests/citations Gary S. Weber, 53, 48 Chapel Road, dogs running at large, Nov. 26.

Incidents/investigations Burglary TV and currency taken; $600 at 84 W. Main St., Dec. 5. Dogs running at large At 48 Chapel Road, Nov. 28. Theft Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $47.47 at 51 W. Main St., Dec. 9.


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 J. 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.

Arrests/citations Robert J. Floyd, 20, 3875 Ohio 222, warrant, Dec. 2. Kimberly F. Hair, 27, 6546 Sherman Ave., warrant, Dec. 7. Sean R. Anthony, 27, 2500 Viking Court, warrant, Dec. 9. Terrell D. Reid, 29, 111 N. 6th St., warrant, Dec. 10. Nickolas R. Legg, 19, 2871 Ohio 132, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 11.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Cash jewelry etc. taken at 75 S. 2nd St., Dec. 7. Domestic violence At Spring Street, Dec. 4. At Clark Street, Dec. 10. Theft I-Pod taken from locker at Batavia Middle School at Bauer Avenue, Dec. 8.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Jeffrey B. Branam, 20, 206 Washington St., warrant, Dec. 3. Jeffrey J. Pare, 26, 204 Washington St., warrant, Dec. 5. Amanda K. Donell, 24, 205 Main St., warrant, Dec. 9.

Incidents/investigations Cruelty to animals Two pit bull dogs attacked other dog at 215 Light Point, Dec. 3.


mont Ave., recited, Dec. 1. Sherri Miller, 44, 2191 Ohio 125, recited, Dec. 2. Linda L. Gregory, 26, 9 Montgomery Way, bench warrant, Dec. 3. Jerome Lang, 18, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 199, domestic violence, Dec. 9. Nicholas A. Vargas, 27, 310 St. Andrews No. A, warrant, Dec. 7. Michael S. Lykins, 20, 362 St. Andrews No. F, warrant, Dec. 9. Tyler F. Bowling, 18, 2871 Ohio 132, warrant, Dec. 11. Ronnie L. Ridenour, 36, 504 Denmark Drive, warrant, Dec. 11.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Female was threatened at 1751 Ohio 125 No. 103, Dec. 10. Domestic violence At East Ohio Pike, Dec. 9. Endangering children Children were left unattended E. Ohio Pike No. 211, Dec. 9. Rape Female juvenile reported this offense at Pond Run Road, Dec. 5. Theft Compressor and phone charger taken; $530 at 1268 Elm Ridge, Dec. 5. Cash taken; $160 at 1759 Culver Court No. 4, Dec. 10. Unauthorized use 2002 Hyundai taken at 414 Old Ohio 52, Dec. 6.

Arrests/citations Jessica Fischer, 21, 2351 Beech-

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DEATHS Cherice Toler Crawford, 19, Williamsburg, died Dec. 14. Survived by parents Carl Crawford, Sherisa Wilson; stepmother Tracy Gray-Gross; siblings Christopher Crawford, Cynthia Armstrong, Zachary Saunders, Katelyn Holder; grandparents Norma (Dennis Maynard) Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wilson; fiancé Benji Brockman. Services were Dec. 20 at Evans Funeral Home.

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3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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


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

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

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


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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;

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

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

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


A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.


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

Thelma Wachter Thelma Virginia Wachter, 95, Williamsburg, died Dec. 20. She owned an upholstery business. Survived by daughter Francine Glassmeyer. By Evans Funeral Home.

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Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30am & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

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LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

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

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"


Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am


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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Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

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5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


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Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Maxine K. Willhite vs. Southwest Ohio Developmental Center/ Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Martin W. Johnson vs. Obannon Creek Golf Club/Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Scott A. Pursell vs. Sheppard

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

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BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201

Nursery provided for all services

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

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140


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All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm

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5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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


Judy Ann Thompson, 63, died Dec. 20. She worked for Cintas. Survived by children Nancy Davis, Doug Conover; grandchildren Dustin, Chase Conover, Joshua Roberts, Mason Davis; sister Evelyn Thompson. Preceded in death by parents Carl, Rose Bogan Fry, siblings George, Mary Fry.

Saint Mary Church,Bethel

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song info: 753-3159 Pastor: Michael Fite c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School ......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

683-2525 •


NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

9:30am 10:30am



CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”

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