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Goshen nixes nepotism rule

By Mary Dannemiller

Barbara McCarthy is the director of horse operations at Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township.

Majestic Farm traditions continue

The new owner of Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township plans to continue the same world-class equestrian competition that was carried on by the former owners. Jeff Jarvis bought the 150acre farm and adjacent home at a sheriff’s sale in December 2008 for $1.8 million. The farm formerly was known as Paxton Farm and was owned by John and Janet Paxton. Paxton Farm had a long tradition of hosting equestrian events, including Olympic qualifiers. FULL STORY, B1

Gauche Park a place of history

History is important to the members of the Owensville Historical Society. “This is my passion,” said Shirley Shipley, vice president of the society. Shipley loves giving tours of the society’s museum, a house built in 1867 that was once the home of Ohio Gov. John Pattison. FULL STORY, A2

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More than 100 people filled the Goshen Township Government Center Tuesday, Jan. 12, to watch new Trustees Ray Autenrieb and Bob Hausermann be sworn in. Autenrieb was sworn in by Ric Van Lieu, while Hausermann was sworn in by his daughter, Heidi Anderson. Trustee Jack Kuntz was elected chair for the year, with Hausermann to serve as the vice chair. The new trustees also made their first changes by voting to revoke a rule in the township’s policy manual which prohibited hiring family members of current township employees. The appointment of relatives article of the Goshen Township Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual was part of the updated manual approved in March under former Trustees T.J. Corcoran and Mike Keeley. “In that document, prior to that date, there was no provision or comment at all about nepotism or hiring relatives of current employees,” said Township Administrator Ray Snyder. “So the new book presented to the previous board introduced a policy which stated that we would no longer be hiring relatives of the employees and that’s what the new trustees voted to withdraw from the book.” The addition of the appointment of relatives article was just one of several changes made to the manual, which had not been updated since December 1993, Snyder said. Any current township employees, related to each other and hired before the approval of the new manual last March, were grandfathered, Snyder said. Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz, who spoke out against Corcoran and Keeley appointing “friends of family and family of friends” to the Goshen Community Improvement Corporation, said he


Goshen Township Trustee Bob Hausermann is sworn in by his daughter, Heidi Anderson, as his wife, Kathy, holds the Bible.


Goshen Township Trustee Ray Autenrieb is sworn in by Ric Van Lieu as his wife, Sue, holds the Bible. supported the rule’s elimination because economic times were too tough to deny a Goshen resident a job because he or she has a relative already working for the township. “The comments I made about family of friends and friends of family was because that was the exclusive reason for them being appointed, in my observation,”

Kuntz said. “Those individuals were being put there because they were friends and not because they were the most qualified for the position. Every position in the township should be based on qualifications regardless of whether they are related to or friends with.” During the meeting Snyder spoke out against getting rid of the rule, citing several examples of

past problems caused by hiring relatives of current employees and having relatives work together. However, Hausermann, who made the motion to abolish the rule, said he was confident in the department heads’ abilities to handle issues as they arose and if there were problems the trustees would discuss reinstating the rule. “I understand there could be issues, but that’s when management will work through those issues,” he said. “I just want every citizen of Goshen to have a fair shot if there’s a job opening and I’m not saying there is a job opening right now, but one could become open in the future.” Autenrieb offered a third reason for opening jobs to relatives of current employees: Adding more paid on-call firefighters to the fire department. Fire Chief Steve Pegram said the department currently has 13 fulltime firefighters, about 25 parttime firefighters and about a dozen paid on-call firefighters. “A paid on-call employee is someone who is wearing a pager at their other job and is going about their business when the pager goes off for a fire or other emergency and they respond and provide manpower for that call,” Pegram said. Without the appointment of relatives rule, the department can add paid on-call employees who are interested in working alongside their relatives while saving the township money, Autenrieb said. “It’s been a tradition that family members follow family members in the fire department,” he said. “Bringing a volunteer (paid on-call) fire department back could very well help Goshen in this financial crunch as far as eliminating overtime and comp time costs.” The next Goshen Township trustee meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Goshen Township Government Center, 6757 Goshen Road.

Chief appointed part-time administrator By Kellie Geist

In a proposal to the Wayne Township trustees, Fire Chief David Moulden asked to be considered for appointment as part-time township administrator. The township trustees discussed the proposal in executive session Monday, Jan. 11, and decided to appoint Moulden to the position for an additional $4,000 a year pending the approval of legal counsel John Korfhagen. The township previously did not have an administrator and Korfhagen had not OK’d the proposal as of Tuesday, Jan. 12. If Korfhagen approves, Moulden will assist in the administration, enforcement and execution of the policies and resolutions of the Wayne Township trustees. He also will have the authority to supervise and direct the activities of the township’s departments and recommend

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measures for adoption to the board. While these and other assignments are included in the job description, Moulden’s main Moulden directive will be searching for grants and providing another set of eyes in the township’s day-to-day activities. Trustee Don Wilson said Moulden’s familiarity with grants and the grant process could really help Wayne Township in the long run. In the last year, Moulden was able to secure more than $1 million in grants for equipment, smoke alarms, reflective address signs and a new fire house. As part of being the part-time administrator, Moulden will receive an additional $3,000 from the township’s general fund and

$1,000 from the Wayne Fire and Rescue fund. This will make his total pay $68,000. The part-time position will be probationary for one year, at which time the trustees will re-evaluate the benefits of having the position. In his proposal letter, Moulden said his being the part-time administrator would have multiple benefits because it would “allow me to use my leadership and supervisory skills to manage the day-to-day operations of all part-time and full-time township employees while requiring me to be involved in the oversight of all departments.” Moulden said he saves the township more than this position would pay. He saves the township about $12,000 by not taking insurance and does not get paid for overtime, which would amount to about $11,600, Moulden said. “My compensation (would be) increased to what I feel is a reason-


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History is a passion at Owensville museum By John Seney

History is important to the members of the Owensville Historical Society. “This is my passion,” said Shirley Shipley, vice president of the society. Shipley loves giving tours of the society’s museum, a house built in 1867 that was once the home of Ohio Gov. John Pattison. The home at 410 S. Broadway was the residence of Agnes Gauche until she donated the house and adjacent property to the village of Owensville in the late 1990s. The property became the village’s nineacre Gauche Park. The house, which the historical society leases from the village, became the museum. One wall of the museum is dedicated to Gauche, who died Nov. 28 at the age of 90. Gauche was a longtime Owensville resident, historical society member and former council member. “She was a great lady,” Shipley said. Shipley put together photographs, proclamations and mementos for the wall because she thought in was important to do something in Gauche’s memory. The museum is filled with photographs and historical items from Owensville and the surrounding area. Shipley said the society and museum’s interests extend past the village limits of Owensville to


Old photographs are on display at the Owensville Historical Society Museum. cover all of the area in the Clermont Northeastern Local School District. The society members have been closely following plans for the rehabilitation of the historic covered bridge in Stonelick Township to make sure the work preserves the bridge’s historic integrity. There are about 30 members in the historical society who meet four to five times a year in the first floor meeting room of museum. The group also sets up a booth every summer at the Clermont County Fair. The museum is not open any set hours, but Shipley is willing to give tours to anyone who asks. She has given tours to Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups, and every year the third-graders at Owensville Elementary School pay a

visit. The museum maintains a library on the second floor that is available to anyone who wants to research history or genealogy. There are shelves filled with books, magazines and newspaper articles. Many of the items were donated by Shipley and other members. “I’m a collector,” she said. George Rooks, president of the historical society, said he thought the society and museum were “important to preserve the history of our county so our grandchildren and future generations will know what it’s all about.” A Web site – www. owensvillehistoricalsociety.c om – is available to anyone who wants more information on the society or museum. Or call Shipley at 7320081.


Shirley Shipley shows one of the old photographs on display at the Owensville Historical Society Museum.



Shirley Shipley, vice president of the Owensville Historical Society, looks through some items in the society’s library.

The dining room at the Owensville Historical Society Museum features an old stained glass window from St. Louis Church and old Owensville school photographs on the wall.



Mementos from police and fire departments hang over an old church pew at the Owensville Historical Society Museum.

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Longtime Owensville resident Agnes Gauche, who died Nov. 28, donated her house for the Owensville Historical Society Museum.

One wall of the Owensville Historical Society Museum is dedicated to Agnes Gauche, who donated her house for the museum and her property for Gauche Park. Gauche died Nov. 28.

Goshen Park Board to clarify differences between parks By Mary Dannemiller

As park board commissioner Brian Fick canvassed Goshen Township promoting last summer’s Goshen Gallop in Marr Park, he ran into a problem: Most residents didn’t even know where Marr Park was. Several of the people Fick encountered confused the sprawling Marr Park, located north of Marr/Cook Elementary School on Goshen Road, with the smaller Goshen Community Park on Ohio 28. “I was handing out flyers at Kroger and people who had lived in Goshen all their lives didn’t know where Marr Park was,” Fick said. “I ended up having to explain that the park district owns Marr Park and the community park is the township’s property.” Goshen Township Community and Economic Development Director Lou Ethridge said the six-acre Goshen Community Park was donated to the township several years ago, but it hasn’t been popular with Goshen residents. “It’s not pedestrian friendly and it’s an unusual shaped piece of property, which limits its development potential in terms of a park or playground so we’re continuing to look at some other

alternatives,” Ethridge said. “That piece of property has significant commercial value and by selling it we could reinvest the money into a better piece of property.” Trustee Ray Autenrieb also is a member of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce and worked on developing the community park and said he was disappointed by the park’s current state and the vandalism there. “The chamber donated a swing set, monkey bars and a see-saw,” he said. “We put a lot of money and work into it with the Boy Scouts building a walking trail and laying down mulch for the playground, but it was just a couple of months before the equipment was damaged.” Making sure the public understands the older community park on Ohio 28 is not affiliated with the park district or its work on Marr Park is vital for the park board, Fick said. “When we have our public forums, I don’t want there to be confusion when they see our overall plans,” he said. “Eventually, we might have to ask the public to support us through fundraising or a levy and we don’t want them to think that’s going to the park on Ohio 28.” Park board commissioner Jennifer

Mohler-Geary said while the community park had potential, Marr Park will be vastly different. “I think the property on Ohio 28 was a great start, however the location wasn’t good because kids would have to walk on 28 to get there, which was dangerous,” she said. “Unfortunately, it also was vandalized several times. They had a picnic shelter and some sand volleyball courts, but ours is going to be much bigger and hopefully have a lot more amenities and places for families to gather.” Both Mohler-Geary and Fick said they were working with the Ohio Department of Transportation to have the sign on Ohio 28 directing people to the community park moved to the intersection of Ohio 28 and Goshen Road, where they hope it will direct people to Marr Park. “It’s an ODOT sign because it’s on a state route, but hopefully we can get it moved,” Fick said. “I hope that would start to direct people down Goshen Road to our park and away from the smaller township park.” The next park board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Goshen Township Government Center, 6757 Goshen Road.


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Proud to serve as board president

By Kellie Geist


Commissioner Ed Humphrey, center, hands the gavel over to Commissioner Bob Proud, left. Proud was elected as the Clermont County Board of Commissioners president during the reorganizational meeting Monday, Jan. 11. Humphrey will serve as the board’s vice president and Scott Croswell, right, will serve as member. tion Building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. For a detailed agenda, visit or call the commissioners’ offices at 7327300.

Also in 2010, the board will hold a series of town meetings in various communities around the county. “We encourage citizens to attend these evening meetings and learn about the many programs and initiatives planned for their community and the county,” said Proud. “It’s a great opportunity to let us know what suggestions you have to make the county an even better place to live, work and raise our families.” A schedule of town meetings will be released soon.

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When Barry Cox woke up Nov. 5, 2008, he was tired of voting against candidates. Fed-up with both the Republicans and the Democrats, Cox started looking for another party. He found his place with the Libertarian Party. “In my heart, they stood for everything I believed in,” said Cox of Union Township. “I was following the party on the Internet and, before I joined, they would make reference to the party in Hamilton, Butler and Warren counties.” “I sent a blind e-mail out asking if there was an organization in Clermont County because I wanted to help out,” Cox said. Since the answer was “no,” Cox decided he would work to bring the party to Clermont County. Now the self-proclaimed “recovering Republican” is working to spread the word. The Libertarian Party, which was founded in 1971, is the third largest political party in the country. The party has their own candidates, primary and ballot and members believe in smaller government, lower taxes and more personal freedom. Cox said this a great time to introduce another party in Clermont County because many voters are dissatisfied with the status quo. “It’s perfect because there are a lot of people out there who are disenchanted with the other two big par-

ties. There are a whole lot of people who are just sick and tired with them,” Cox said. Right now the Clermont County Libertarian Party is just a party of one, but Cox is hoping he’ll find others who will be willing to run as candidates, work elections for candidates and volunteer for the party itself. Since there is not a major partisan election until 2012, Cox is preparing to rally-up candidates for school board members, township trustees, county commissioners and the state legislature. “It’s going to be really exciting to see an ‘L’ next to a name on the ballot instead of an ‘R’ or a ‘D,’” Cox said. “We’re not trying to fool anyone, it’s going to take a while to get people in office, but believe me it will happen.” Ann Leech, vice chair of the Ohio Libertarian Party Executive Committee said it’s important for all voters to have options. “It’s important for there to be a Libertarian option on the ballot so voters don’t have to choose between Republican and Democrat. They can choose fiscal conservatism and freedom in their personal relationships,” Leech said. “That’s the kind of choice we can offer them.” Anyone who would like to join the Libertarian Party should e-mail Cox at or call him at 708-4332. For details about the party, visit or

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efit the county.” “I’d like to thank Ed for his service as president of the BCC (board of county commissioners) last year,” Proud said. Proud is a lifelong resident of Clermont County. His complete biography of local, regional, state and national service is available online at The board will meet at 1 p.m. most Mondays and Wednesdays in 2010. The third Monday of each month, the session will begin at 3 p.m. All meetings will be held in the third floor session room at the Clermont County Administra-


Long-time Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud will serve as president of the board in 2010. Ed Humphrey will serve as vice president and Scott Croswell will serve as a member. These elections were made during the commissioners’ reorganizational meeting Monday, Jan. 11. “I welcome the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of this great county,” said Proud, who is in his sixth term as a county commissioner. “I also look forward to working with Ed, Scott and other county, municipal, village, township and school officials on many projects that will ben-

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The four surviving thoroughbred horses, along with a donkey and a miniature horse, taken from a Bethel farm Dec. 28 in an alleged animal cruelty case, are eating well, their energy is returning, and they are getting frisky, according to veterinarian Dr. Brenda Specht, overseeing the care of the animals at a private and secure Clermont County farm. Two horses removed from the Bethel farm had to be euthanized because of severe malnutrition. Chad Moore of Bethel has been charged with animal cruelty and animal abandonment in the case. Wearing blankets, several of the horses spent time this week playing and grazing in a pasture at their care facility. “While the animals are still considered at high risk, we are pleased with their progress,” said Specht, who is checking the animals daily and updating instructions for a team of caretakers, numerous volunteers and representatives of the local horse community. “However, as most horse people can tell you, conditions can change without warning.” Donations are needed to help defray the costs of housing the horses, nicknamed Angel, Plain Jane, Middle Blaze and Studly, along with Don Quixote the donkey and Claude the miniature horse.


Angel is one of the horses taken from a Bethel farm in an animal cruelty investigation. All the horses, donkey and pony are responding well to treatment. The following is an updated list of items needed for their care: Sturdy, 16 gallon feed tubs, grass hay, one 150-gallon trough, alfalfa hay, alfalfa cubes and pellets, beet pulp shreds, corn oil, two deicers for the water trough, bagged or bailed bedding, heated buckets, rubber stall mats, one 50-gallon trough. All of the above items can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the Clermont County Animal Shelter, 4025 Filager Road in Batavia. The shelter can be reached at 732-8854. Cash donations are accepted at Bethel Feed and Supply, 528 W. Plane Street in Bethel.


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CNE grads follow similar paths By John Seney


Selena Koch, left, and April Seibert both graduated summa cum laude Dec. 19 from Northern Kentucky University. The two have known each other since grade school.

Two Clermont Northeastern High School graduates who have known each other since fourthgrade have been linked by more than their friendship. Selena Koch and April Lorenz Seibert were both valedictorians for CNE’s Class of 2005. The both graduated summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University Dec. 19. And they both hope to pursue careers in teaching. Seibert said the two became friends because they had similar goals. “We knew we wanted to work hard and get good grades,” she said. That dedication led them to room together at NKU for two years. They both decided to go into education because they “had a love for children in common,” Seibert said.

Koch said that in addition to similar career interests, the two friends have similar tastes in humor and movies. But they also have opposite personalities. “I’m more quiet. She’s more talkative and outgoing,” Koch said. Koch said as valedictorians, they got to deliver a speech together at CNE graduation. “It was neat that we got to do that,” she said. In July, Seibert married Lee Seibert, also a CNE grad who has known both women since grade school. Koch was the maid of honor at the wedding. “It was exciting. A lot of work but a beautiful wedding,” she said. Seibert and her husband now live in Amelia; Koch lives in Northern Kentucky. Koch specialized in elementary education at NKU. She said her ideal job would be teaching third

grade. “I love that age group,” she said. Third-graders have a higher capacity for learning, she said, but “they’re still kids.” She is on the substitute teacher list in Kenton County, Ky., while looking for a full-time teaching position. Seibert’s goal would be to teach high school English, preferably juniors and seniors. Because they graduated in December, it’s an odd time to be looking for a teaching job, Seibert said, but, “I’m keeping an eye out.” She hopes to do some substitute teaching in the meantime. Seibert also said she would like to start a family. James Koch, Selena’s father, said he is glad his daughter “choose her friends well.” He said Selena and April still get together regularly. “It’s nice to have a lifelong friend,” he said.

Students audition for talent show By Mary Dannemiller

Joey De Salvo isn’t worried about making it into Milford Junior High School’s talent show. The eighth-grader recently auditioned for the show with a stand-up comedy routine he hopes will have the audience rolling in the aisles. “I’m not nervous,” he said. “I make people laugh, that’s my stuff.” De Salvo, who said he writes his own material, would be one of several of the school’s students showcasing their talents at the Friday, Jan. 22, show. The theme of the show, “Glee, MJHS Style”, is based off the pop-


Milford Board of Education members Andrea Brady, Debbie Marques and Dave Yockey are sworn in.


Milford Junior High School eighth grader Jansen Utech juggles for the judges.


Milford Junior High School eighth-grader Joey De Salvo auditions for the school’s talent show. De Salvo hoped to make it into the show with his stand-up comedy.

Zoo visit

McCormick Elementary’s PTO is providing the primary classes with a visit from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Frisch’s Outreach. Zoo employee Krista Parsons, left, recently talked with students about the adaptations of the African hedgehog, a small mammal with excellent hearing. PROVIDED.

ular FOX television show “Glee,” but will be called The Milford Junior High School Has Got Talent Show. “Auditions began Monday and I have already seen a range of talent,” said Milford Junior High School Principal Kelli Ellison. “We have students singing, playing instruments, juggling and more. It is great for students to be able to display talents to their

family and friends.” The show’s winner will perform alongside faculty members at the school’s Family Fest, Thursday, March 11. The Milford Junior High School Has Got Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Milford Junior High School, 5735 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. Tickets cost $5 and proceeds will go to the school’s PTA.

Lucas is president of Milford board George Lucas was selected as the Milford Board of Education’s new president during the organizational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12. Lucas served as vice president last year, with board member Debbie Marques acting as president. Gary Knepp will be the board vice president. Board member Dave Yockey was nominated by Marques to be the new vice president, but her motion did not receive a second. New member Andrea Brady

nominated Knepp for the position, with Marques casting the only vote against Knepp. Also at the meeting, board members set a schedule of dates for the regular board meetings for 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month and made committee assignments. The board meetings will be held in different school buildings. The next meeting of the Milford Board of Education will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way.

SASEAS students take first in Power of the Pen St. Andrew St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School seventh- and eighthgraders competed at the District Power of the Pen Tournament at Goshen Middle School Saturday, Dec. 5. The students represented one of the 12 schools from the area that competed, including Goshen Middle School, St. Margaret of York and White Oak Middle School. The seventh-grade team came in first place with 1,655 total points. The second-place team was Mariemont, with 1,610 points and third place was White Oak Middle School with 1,525 points. Special congratulations go out to seventh-graders Tony Zappia and Lauren Fisher, who received the prestigious achievement, Best

of Round. Also, seventh-graders Alana Osterday placed 11th, Lauren Fisher placed seventh, Tony Zappia placed fourth and Colleen Johnston placed third in the overall scoring. Although the eight grade did not receive a placement trophy, two contestants qualified to compete in the regional tournament. They are Megan Luiso and Mikaila Wenker. The regional competition will take place at Princeton Community Middle School Saturday, March 13. SASEAS School has participated in the Power of the Pen Scholastic Writing Competition since 1997. They received a first place trophy at the district level in 2000.





This week in basketball

• Milford High School boys beat Indian Hill High School 67-64, Jan. 9. Zach Baker was the top-scorer for Milford with 21 points, including one three-pointer. • Clermont Northeastern High School boys lost to Turpin High School 65-55, Jan. 9. Josh Hogue was CNE’s top-scorer with 17 points, including two threepointers. • Loveland High School girls beat Milford High School 43-35, Jan. 9. Abby McIver was Loveland’s top-scorer with 11 points, including one three-pointer. Milford’s topscorer was Kelly Yee with 11 points. • Clermont Northeastern High School boys lost to Blanchester High School 6864 in overtime, Jan. 12. Seth Varner was the top-scorer for CNE with 22 points. • Goshen High School girls lost to Blanchester High School 41-27, Jan. 14. Goshen’s top-scorer was Allie Jeandrevin with 10 points, including two three-pointers. • McNicholas girls lost to Chaminade-Julienne 57-35, Jan. 9. Amanda Conrad was McNick’s top-scorer with 14 points. • McNicholas High School boys beat Purcell Marian High School 58-47, Jan. 8. Chris Bresler was the top-scorer for McNick with 18 points.

This week in swimming

• Milford High School boys took second place in the Milford Invitational with a score of 292, Jan. 9. Milford’s Beau Robinson won the 100-meter flystroke in 53.28; Williams won the 100-meter freestyle in 50.22 and Milford won the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:34.96. • McNicholas High School boys came in seventh in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 9, out of 12 teams. McNick’s Matt Luehrmann won the 500meter freestyle in 4:46.83, and the 100-meter backstroke in a meet record time of 54 seconds. • Milford girls came in third out of 11 teams in the Milford Invitational , Jan. 9, with a score of 261.5. Milford’s Julilyn Brown won the 100-meter freestyle in 55.19, and Milford won the 400meter freestyle relay in 3:50.66.

This week in wrestling

Clermont Northeastern High School placed 13th in the Madeira Invitational, Jan. 9, with a score of 49 against 19 other teams.

This week in bowling

• Milford High School boys beat Winton Woods High School 2,561-2,091, Jan. 11. Milford’s Joseph Langschwager bowled a 436. • McNicholas High School boys beat Summit Country Day 2,390-1,999, Jan. 11. McNick’s Tim Mottola bowled a 381. • Milford girls beat Winton Woods High School 1,9901,320, Jan. 11. Milford’s Katie Lamb bowled a 339. • McNicholas High School boys beat Roger Bacon High School 2,569-2,450, Jan. 12. McNick’s Tim Mottola bowled a 480. McNick advances to 67 with the win. • Milford boys beat Winton Woods 2,297-2,038, Jan. 13. Milford’s Jared Bussell bowled a 389. Milford advances to 8-6 with the win. • Milford girls beat Winton Woods 1,833-1,307, Jan. 13. Milford’s Samantha Higgins bowled a 314. Milford advances to 9-5 with the win.

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Beau Robinson sets new Classic record

Eagle standout soars at largest U.S. meet

Southwest Swimming and Diving Classic

The following is a list of Milford High School athletes competing in final heats during the 2010 Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic:

Girls finals

By Anthony Amorini

Milford High School sophomore standout Beau Robinson was the only local champion at the 27th Annual Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic though numerous area aquatic standouts advanced to final heats at the event. The Classic is the largest high school invitational in the United States and features nearly 3,000 competitors annually including athletes from more than 100 schools. Preliminary events took place at seven venues ranging from Miami University to Milford High School with athletes gathering for final heats at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium both Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17. Robinson successfully defended his Classic title in the 50-yard butterfly while breaking a meet record with his first-place time of 23.81. Robinson also took first place in the event last winter as a freshman. Robinson took second place at the Classic in the 100 butterfly at 52.68 and also swam in the finals or consolation finals with all four of the Milford boy relays. “He is just an outstanding swimmer. He’s only a sophomore but he swims like a senior,” Milford head coach Gary Tameris said. “To break a Classic record really shows people some-


Milford sophomore Beau Robinson, front, stays in front of Anderson junior Wade Paroz during a preliminary heat Saturday, Jan. 16, at Milford High School while competing in the 27th Annual Southwest Classic


Milford senior Allison Burtoft cuts through the water while swimming in a preliminary heat of the 500-yard freestyle Saturday, Jan. 16, during the 27th Annual Southwest Classic. thing. He is our No. 1 swimmer without a doubt, and we rally around him.” With Robinson swimming the anchor leg, Milford’s 200 freestyle relay took eighth place at the Classic with a time of 1:31.90. The Lady Eagles advanced to the finals in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays while taking 13th place and 12th place in the events, respectively.

“We are about a month away from sectionals so this meet is always an eyeopener. The competition at the Classic is unbelievable,” Tameris said. “We are coming out of our hard Christmas training and the kids are responding well.” Aside from Robinson, senior Gwen Storch and sophomore Dave Matulis also turned in quality times at the Classic. Storch finished second in

Team scores: 21, Milford, 32. 50-yard backstroke: 2, senior Gwen Storch, 29.71. 50 butterfly: 11, freshman Kelsey Meranda, 29.13. 200 freestyle relay: 13, Milford (Laurin McClure, Gwen Storch, Kelsey Meranda, Julilyn Brown), 1:44.45. 400 freestyle relay: 12, Milford (Laurin McClure, Kelsey Meranda, Gwen Storch, Julilyn Brown), 3:49.54. One-meter diving: 5, junior Margaret Craycraft, 382.25.

Boys finals

Team scores: 14, Milford, 67. 50 backstroke: 10, sophomore Alex Frank, 27.38. 50 breaststroke: 3, sophomore Dave Matulis, 29.59; 14, sophomore Thomas Prus, 31.12. 50 butterfly: 1, sophomore Beau Robinson, 23.81; 14, junior Connor Litmer, 26.22. 100 butterfly: 2, sophomore Beau Robinson, 52.68. 100 individual medley: 12, sophomore Dave Matulis, 1:00.85. 200 freestyle relay: 8, Milford (Connor Litmer, Cade Williams, Chris Williams, Beau Robinson), 1:31.90. 400 freestyle relay: 14, Milford (Connor Litmer, Thomas Prus, Chris Williams, Beau Robinson), 3:21.79. 200 medley relay: 11, Milford (Alex Frank, Dave Matulis, Beau Robinson, Chris Williams), 1:44.08. 400 medley relay: 12, Milford (Alex Frank, D. Matulis, B. Robinson, C. Williams), 3:46.66. the 50 backstroke with a time of 29.71 while touching the wall just after Arcanum senior Lynsie Farrel and her first-place time of 29.61. “She just got edged out and took second place (in the 50 backstroke). It was a good swim but not her best time,” Tameris said. Storch’s personal best in the 50 backstroke is at 29.26. Matulis took third place in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 29.59. Milford’s boys finished in 14th place overall with 67 points as the Lady Eagles took 21st place at 32 points. “We have a few more dual meets left and then the regular season is over. Once again the season is flying

by and our seniors are almost done,” Tameris said. Milford travels to Miami University for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Championships at noon Saturday, Feb. 6. Milford’s boys won the FAVC Buckeye Division title last winter with the Lady Eagles taking second place in the league behind Anderson. “We are looking forward to putting together a good performance at the league championships. Loveland and Anderson are our big rivals there,” Tameris said. “I’m hoping the depth of our team helps lift us (to FAVC titles). The (results in the consolation finals for ninth16th place) will play a major part.”

CNE wrestlers battling injury, numbers By Anthony Amorini

Clermont Northeastern High School junior Nick Simpson, a 103-pound Rocket wrestler, started the season at 12-0 before being sidelined with a broken ankle during a match Friday, Jan. 15, at the Reading Charlie Moore Invitational. The injury will keep the returning sectional champion and 2009 state alternate off the mats until at least the post-season and maybe beyond, CNE head coach Scott Wells said of Simpson. “It was very upsetting to see an injury like that, but he might be able to come back by sectionals,” Wells said of Simpson. “I know that’s his goal so we’ll see if we can make it happen.” The Rockets travel to

Goshen High School for sectionals Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20, which gives Simpson just over a month to recover from his injury. In addition to Simpson, CNE is also without the services of senior standout Josh McGowan. McGowan planned on wrestling at 189 pounds but will miss the entire season after tearing his labrum during the football season. Last winter, McGowan was a sectional champion for the Rockets. “Things looked promising at the beginning of the season but we have lost a lot of kids since then,” Wells said. “We started with 33 kids and we were really excited. Now we are down to 17 kids on the team. “I still have a group that I am very excited about


Clermont Northeastern’s Taylor Shinkle, top, looks to make a move during a match against Chaminade’s Josh Marshall in consolation action at the Madeira Invitational Jan. 8-9.


Clermont Northeastern’s Jake Bieber, right, battles for position with Indian Hill’s Bill Thomas during a match at the Madeira Invitational Jan. 8-9.

though,” Wells added. “They work hard and still have a good attitude but we’ve faced a lot of adversity this year.” Despite dwindling numbers, several CNE wrestlers have quality records on the mats including senior Dylan Reynolds (9-4 at 130/135 pounds), senior Taylor

Shinkle (10-5 at 125/130 pounds), senior Jake Bieber (11-5 at 135/140 pounds), senior Josh Royer (8-6 at 140/145 pounds) and sophomore Conner Reynolds (5-3 at 119/125 pounds). “We have some very solid wrestlers in the middle (weight classes),” Wells

said of having so many competitors wrestling from 119 pounds to 145 pounds. “I am anxious to see how they rebound,” Wells said of moving forward without Simpson and McGowan. “I am optimistic we will find some leaders in some kids we weren’t expecting it from.”

Sports & recreation


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Eagle boys soar past Loveland, 56-43 The varsity boys basketball team at Milford High School secured a win over its rivals from Loveland, 56-43, during an Eagle home game Friday, Jan. 15. Milford improved to 6-4 with the 13-point win, including a 2-3 record in Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division play. Junior Nick Hittner led

the Eagles with nine points and six rebounds. Jess Stankeveh and Robert Overbeck both scored eight points for Milford during the win. Overbeck also contributed five rebounds. Milford junior Zach Baker hauled in five rebounds and posted three steals while also scoring six

points for the Eagles. The Eagles shot 47.2percent (17-of-36) from the field during the win compared to Loveland’s shooting percentage of 34.9-percent (15-of-43). Milford hosts Harrison at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, as the fourth of 10 consecutive home games for the Eagles.


Bobcats take city

The St. Columban seventh-grade Bobcat basketball team celebrates winning the CYO Tournament on Nov. 15. From left are Cameron Carothers, Ashley Walters, Carlisle Cundiff, Margo Wolf, Miranda Grigas, Madison Manger, Jessica Towle and Katherine Edmondson. In back are coaches Greg Wolf, Kayla Walters and Paul Edmondson.

Girls on the run

McCormick Elementary’s first Girls on the Run Team are, in back, from left, Emily Velie, Lindsey Adams, Sierra Ross, Turner Shrout, Mollie Baker, Natasha Johnson and Laura Curry. In front, from left, are Olivia Fend, Gaby Okhuysen, Hai Ky Day, Faith Begley and Carolyn Dalziel.



Umpire classes

• Blue Chip High School Umpires Association is offering a 10- week course for umpires who would like to obtain their certification to umpire high school baseball. The course will take place from 79 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Finneytown High School. Contact Max McLeary at or 309-1331. • The Southern Ohio Umpires Association is offering an instructional class for new baseball/softball umpires beginning Feb. 4 at Milford Junior High School. Class begins at 7 p.m. and will last about three hours every Thursday. Students will meet all the requirements (25 hours classroom and onfield instruction) to become a licensed OHSAA official after passing the test. Class instructors, Ed Huffman, Doug Ayers, Gene Bishop, and Bob Young are certified instructors. The class costs $98, which includes state and local dues, materials and books. Contact Gene Bishop at 575-

1898, Bob Young at 793-5151, or Tom Kemper at 312-7721.

Soccer sign-ups

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Last week’s question:

What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures during the first year of the Obama Administration? “The Obama Administration’s accomplishment: Properly funding the upgrade and maintenance of America’s passenger rail infrastructure. For too long our passenger rail has suffered from inadequate funding and has seriously deteriorated. Now with the new budget allocations, our railroads can repair, replace and expand capacity. Then, when the economy does recover, our freights will benefit as well. When dedicated high-speed passenger lines are finally built, the railroads will see more capacity and performance. People will be able to quickly travel city to city without the worry of weather delays or congestion on the rail lines (and highways for that matter). I really think the Obama’s administrations investment in America’s infrastructure will pay off.” J.S. “There have been absolutely no achievements or accomplishments as a result of the worst failure of a presidency in U.S. history, unless you consider lies, incompetence, malfeasance and socialism to be ‘achievements.’” J.G. “Biggest accomplishments are few. When you have minority leaders who do not care one whit about the people, only about their party regaining control, they throw up road blocks everywhere instead of trying to work out compromises. “Whether health care, environment, or some Republican senator holding up a nomination (TSA designated head, as an example) they put us, the people, in jeopardy. “I don’t expect agreement on all issues all the time, but the current Republicans are a hindrance to our well being. “Bring back the moderate Republican leadership.” J.Z. “I really hate to be so negative, especially without providing specifics. But the fact is, the Chatroom feature doesn’t really provide enough space to detail the truth about this president and what he has done (and failed to do) in his first year in office. “He is an arrogant, pompous, narcissistic, totally unqualified individual who thinks his ability to impress people with his rhetorical skills is enough to make him

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Every week The North Clermont Community Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to clermont@ with Chatroom in the subject line. a success. “On the other hand, the actions he has taken with regard to government takeover of segments of private industry, and the amount of money he has helped to appropriate will be catastrophic to our country. “Perhaps the biggest faux pas this toothy egomaniac has pulled off is his unwarranted intrusion into the private sector – health care – under the mantra that the system was ‘broken,’ and somehow he and the Democrat-controlled Congress had a right to interfere, and start imposing questionable, dangerous legislation on the nation’s 300 million people. “And he doesn’t care a whit about those who oppose his thinking, because he is an elitist snob. Other than that, I like him.” B.B.

Jan. 13 question

Do you think requiring passengers to go through a body scanner, which produces an image of one’s naked body, at airports would help increase security? “My wife and I are presently traveling in Jordan and Egypt. We travel a lot so security is important to us. If anybody wants to look at a profile of our bodies to make us more secure, great. “What we have noticed is that in the Middle East they go to great lengths to give the appearance of security, but don’t really check much of anything. “For example, the entrance of our hotel has a metal detector and an X-ray belt for luggage, but they don’t ever stop anyone. “Most tourist sites have metal detectors, but none of the armed guards ever seem to care if they go off. I have two artificial knee replacements and frequently they fail to trigger the detectors. This never happens in the U.S. “I would rather see people use what they have to full advantage rather than buy some new and expensive technology that they then ignore. “The capability to see more does not necessarily mean that anyone will look, or better yet take action, based on the information.” F.S.D.






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Easy is not always best

Kudos to State Rep. Joe Uecker for co-sponsoring HB 534 to phase out the Ohio state income tax over 10 years. He understands the inverse relationship between taxes and prosperity. Higher taxes drive businesses out of Ohio. Lower taxes create the economic incentive for businesses to locate and expand, therefore creating jobs and wealth. Conversely, I’m very disappointed by the retroactive income tax hike that was recently signed into law by Gov. Strickland. This is tantamount to a breach of contract between state government and the taxpayers. Four years ago, HB 66 hiked the sales tax in exchange for an income tax reduction over five years. And now, Gov. Strickland has chosen to violate that agreement and the

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mandates. One billion dollars can be saved annually by restructuring and consolidating state government (HB 25). Unfortunately, Gov. Strickland did what was easy rather than what was best. John Becker 925 Locust Lane Union Township

Moles seem to sense weather changes Howdy folks, We have sure had some real winter. Three weeks ago the moles were sure feeding and tearing the lawn up. Since this cold and snow, I wonder if this was a sign that the moles were giving us of the cold weather. It seems the critters know if the weather is going to change. The birds have been feeding very fast. I put peanut butter on a flat board then roll in bird seed and in one day they clean the board. Have you noticed the different color each bird has? The Baltimore Oriole sure has some beautiful color on their body and how they have their feathers fluffed out to keep warm. For you folks like me who like to fish, the pay lake Sherry’s Lake on Slade Road, as you go back to the East Fork Dam stocked trout Friday, Jan. 15. We always like a good meal of trout out of the cold water, so get your fishing tackle ready for action. The telephone number is 797-5300. Last Saturday the Bethel United Methodist Church had a leadership training retreat for their officers of the church. Ruth Ann and I attended. It actually started Friday evening, but we waited until Saturday morning to go up. They started Saturday with a good breakfast at 8 a.m. then the sessions started with a good group of folks attending. At noon lunch was served then we went back into session until about 4 p.m. The church has started the

Kitchen of Hope each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. serving a lunch to those who need or want it free. This last Saturday they served 26 people, this is a wonderful service the church does and we thank the ones who do this. We say God Bless All of them. Sunday after the church services there was a carry-in noon meal for all the church folks to honor the youth minister. He has been appointed to the Hyde Park United Methodist Church as an associate pastor. Everyone will miss him, his wife and baby and his smile. After the meal everyone went back into the sanctuary for a “roast” for him. It was very entertaining. During this event the senior pastor Bill came in with a wig, blue jeans, a flannel shirt on and a guitar in hand. They played a song on the sound system, as if the pastor was playing the guitar and singing of course it was a CD of someone else doing the song. There will be another youth minister coming to our church. He will be welcomed by the church congregation and youth. Best wishes to Dustin, Jamie and baby Bella. On Sunday evening we went to Batavia for a birthday celebration for a mighty fine young feller, Ethan, he turned 8 Jan. 11. There were grandparents, great aunt and uncle, and cousins there along with Mom, Dad, and sisters. Coffee, iced tea, cake and ice cream were served. Happy Birthday Ethan.

George The other evening we were Rooks watching the KenOle tucky Channel and Fisherman they were showing the hummingbirds in different parts of the country and world, some of the most beautiful birds and some have a long tail feather. The hummingbird is my favorite bird. We keep three feeders out during the summer. On April 15 a Hummingbird, will come to the window by the kitchen and look in as if to say, “I’m back.” Ruth Ann will put the feeder out and in a few minutes the bird will come and feed. It is so amazing how they can hover and feed. With the snow on, I was talking to a feller and told him how we used to sow Clover seed when there was snow on the ground and when the snow melted the seed would get into the ground. Now by golly, when we planted clover seed, we had a seeder that we put the seed in and turned a handle that spun the fan to spread the seed. It was not uncommon to walk and seed 50 acres. The weather was cold, but we kept warm by walking. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Horse thief detectives gallop into new year It was 1880 and Goshen was a fine example of a beautiful community. Fine farms with abundant hay and fruit crops were common. The land was prized, with rich soil and flat fields. Three churches, a school, and a very organized and well run society was in place. It was so nice, it was often referred to as the “Land of Milk and Honey.” There was just one problem. Goshen had a dirty little secret. Goshen and Stonelick townships had Gangs. Yes, gangs. And lots of them. Goshen was the headquarters and rendezvous place for numerous gangs of horse thieves and

counterfeiters. These crooks were so good at what they were doing, many individuals were trying to take the law into their own hands and run the Vicky Rhein thieves out of The townsCommunity town. men were out Press guest numbered, and columnist the thieves were well armed. Finally, after a few years of unsuccessful attempts at securing their own properties, it was decided to unify the town, and the Goshen Horse Thief Detectives

were born. These brave and courageous men were determined to take the town and the horses in it, back. The Goshen Horse Thief Detectives were formed Jan. 16, 1892. The by-laws were chartered Feb. 3, 1900. These fine horsemen were so effective and made the town so hot for these bandits that they sought refuge elsewhere. Not too long ago, the original constitution was found and preserved by the Goshen Township trustees. The organization has been dormant for decades, but was just reorganized in November 2008. Since that time, the GHTD have

participated in several parades and hosted the Goshen Gallop in the summer of 2009. Even though the new Horse Thief Detectives have no legal jurisdiction, we have plans to implement a system for marking horses and tack to aid in the rescue and recovery in case of theft. The detectives also have plans for the 2010 Goshen Gallop ( as well as participating in more parades and a few more exciting ideas are in the works. The detectives are willing and able horsemen and women, ready to ride for the township of Goshen, and Clermont County, promoting fun and fellowship, and

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meeting new friends and faces. Interested detectives may apply for a small yearly dues. You can join regardless of where you live, any county or township is welcome. Owning or riding a horse is not necessary. We boast 50-plus members, and proudly sport a tumble weed wagon, and a gun wagon as the detectives are a well-armed bunch. For more information, visit and check us out. An avid trail rider, Vicky Rhein and her husband, Gary, live in Goshen Township with four horses and a variety of dogs and cats. You can write to her at



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Restaurant offers hibachi, sushi fusion By Brian O’Donnell

The newest addition to the Miami Township dining scene, Hana Tokyo, offers hibachi and sushi meals for sushi rookies and veterans alike. Hana Tokyo’s owner, Kevin Wu of Miami Township, said he came from New York on his cousin’s advice to start a restaurant. Wu said his restaurant has hibachi tables where customers can watch culinary acrobatics as their dinner is prepared at the table or settle for the more traditional kitchen items such as scallops or tuna. Wu also offers both traditional sushi like the California roll, which he recommends for first time sushi eaters or fusion sushi like the more complex mango dragon roll he recommends for more seasoned sushigoers. “It depends on what kind of experience people have with sushi,” said Wu. A bento box lunch special is available for $8.50 and contains rice, meat or tofu and sushi. Additionally,


Kevin Wu opened Hana Tokyo recently in Miami Township.

Hana Tokyo

Address: 1067 Ohio 28 Phone: 513-239-8083 Hours: Open seven days a week, lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Fridays, lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays from noon to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Prices: Lunch for $8.50. Sushi for $9 to $12 for two to three rolls. any two sushi rolls can be bought for $9 while any three are $12.

Resale shop is about the experience By Kellie Geist

Shopping can be about more than spending money, sometimes it’s about the experience. Julie’s Junque, a resale store in Union Township, specializes in making sure every customer has an enjoyable experience. “Sometimes coming in our store is like walking down memory lane. We have unusual things that you may not have seen in a while,” said Julie Doerfler, owner. “It’s also a very childfriendly place. We have a children’s playroom, a mechanical horse and every child that comes in can ‘fish’ for a free prize.” Doerfler opened Julie’s Junque in Mount Washington in 2007 and moved it to Union Township about a year later. Half of the store is filled with items Doerfler picks up at auctions, estate sales and moving sales. The other half of the store is rented to vendors. “Because we have the vendors, you’ll always find a really eclectic mixture of things,” Doerfler said. One vendor, Mark Fast, started renting an area at Julie’s Junque to clear out his basement and garage. Fast sells everything


Julie Doerfler owns Julie’s Junque, a resale store in Union Township.

Julie’s Junque

Owner: Julie Doerfler Address: 545 Clough Pike in Mount Carmel Phone: 513-843-5554 Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from furniture to DVDs and record players, but other vendors have items such as tools, vacuums and antiques. Doerfler and two volunteers run the store seven days a week and the items are outmatched only by the prices, she said. “I had one person come in and tell me they sold a ring they bought from me for $10 for $300 on eBay. I said, ‘Great, come take me for more,’” Doerfler said. “All of our items are deeply discounted.” Julie’s Junque also holds a yard sale once a year to benefit St. Joseph’s Orphanage. This year, that yard sale is tentatively scheduled for March 20.

Majestic Farm on Ohio 132 in Stonelick Township has been the site of world-class equestrian competitions.


Equestrian traditions continue at Majestic Farm By John Seney

The new owner of Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township plans to continue the same world-class equestrian competition that was carried on by the former owners. Jeff Jarvis bought the 150-acre farm and adjacent home at a sheriff’s sale in December 2008 for $1.8 million. The farm formerly was known as Paxton Farm and was owned by John and Janet Paxton. Paxton Farm had a long tradition of hosting equestrian events, including Olympic qualifiers. Jarvis and his wife have lived in Stonelick Township since 1982 and operate a smaller horse farm on Brushy Fork Road. “I have a passion for the equestriJOHN SENEY/STAFF an industry,” Jarvis said of his deciBarbara McCarthy is the director of horse operations at Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township. sion to buy Majestic Farm. “And the price was right.” continue living at his home on Brushy employee. In addition to raising horses, Jarvis Veterinarians regularly visit to Fork Road. owns JMC Plumbing, a commercial address any health concerns of the He said he eventually plans to split and industrial plumbing firm in Mil- horses boarded at the farm. off the home and some surrounding ford. “Horses come first here,” McCarthy acreage to sell separately, but will wait To run Majestic Farm, Jarvis hired said. until the real estate market improves. Barbara McCarthy as director of horse Jarvis said when he bought the Separate from the boarding facility operations. McCarthy worked at the is the competition area, with its own property, there were rumors it was farm under the former owners as a barns, stalls and indoor and outdoor going to be turned into a subdivision. freelance trainer. She has lived in Cler- show areas. But he said he is committed to mont County for 25 years, working McCarthy said for three-day shows, keeping Majestic Farm a state-of-the mostly as a freelance horse trainer. the farm can attract up to 600 people. art equestrian facility. McCarthy said in addition to hostJarvis said the property includes 80 Majestic Farm has a full schedule of ing competitions, the farm is a full equestrian events scheduled for 2010, to 90 acres he plans to turn into a boarding and training facility. including a Winter Series beginning working farm. He said the farm will The boarding section of the farm Jan. 23. grow its own hay for the horses, includes two large barns with indoor The event is an indoor show that rather than buying hay. exercise areas for the horses. “I’m going to run it (the farm) more will include competition in dressage, The farm recently added 19 new an Olympic sport in which horse and as a business as opposed to a hobby,” paddocks, fenced-in outside areas rider perform precision movements. he said. where horses can exercise. Another McCarthy described dressage as the Stonelick Township Trustee Skeets upgrade includes a new energy-effi- equestrian equivalent of figure skat- Humphries called Majestic Farm “an cient lighting system. ing. The event is open to the public, absolute asset to the township.” “In a year’s time, everything on the with no charge for admission or park“All indications are that Mr. Jarvis farm has been improved,” she said. will keep the farm at the same high ing. McCarthy said the farm offers clinThe farm property includes a standards,” Humphries said. ics and classes in all the equestrian 6,000-square-foot home where the Anyone interested in boarding, disciplines. classes or events at Majestic Farm can former owners lived. The staff at Majestic includes four “It’s beautiful, but way more than call 625-3055 or go to the farm’s Web full-time employees and one part-time we need,” said Jarvis, who plans to site at

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Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township has extensive facilities for showing, boarding and training horses on its 150 acres.


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BRIEFLY Donations accepted

MILFORD – The RiverTree Church, 5758 Highview Drive in Milford, is accepting donations for the Matthew 25 Ministries to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Drop off items 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 16 and Jan. 23, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. Items needed include: Bottled water, clothing, blankets, non-perishable foods, personal care items and first aid items. Also, monetary donations are accepted and given to Operation Blessing. For more information contact Keith Stuart or John Eirich at 248-TREE.

contact Becky Ploucha, Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green program director, at or 513-7539222.

Gray elected

GOSHEN TWP. – John Gray was elected to serve as president of the Goshen Local School District Board of Education at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 11. Board member Sue Steele will serve as vice president. Gray, Steele and new board member Tom Bixler were sworn in for four-year terms. The three were elected in November.

P.E.R.I. retirees to meet

Senior Club

LOVELAND – Like to meet people? The Happy Hearts Senior Club with members from Loveland, Goshen and Milford meets the third Thursday of each month at the VFW Hall in Epwroth Heights. Every other month, the group has lunch at a different area restaurant. They also have pot luck lunches, bingo if interested, trips to a variety of places and plent of fun and conversation. For more information, call D. Gredig at 683-1423 or B. White at 683-2738.

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Chapter of the P.E.R.I. will meet at the Batavia Station Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Each person is responsible for their own lunch. A business meeting and some kind of program will follow lunch. Retirees discuss issues concerning the retirement system. Anyone who belongs to the State P.E.R.S is invited to join the chapter. Members are usually finished by 1:30 p.m. For more information, call George Rooks at 734-6980.

Special meeting

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Goshen TWP. – At the January organizational meeting, the Goshen Local School District Board of Education members voted to hold a special meeting from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 6, in the Goshen board office. The board will discuss the district’s finances.

Clean & Green

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program has set the following dates for 2010 events: • Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup is Saturday, April 17. • Ohio River Sweep is Saturday, June 19. • Make a Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 23. • Computer Recycling will be determined. For additional information,

LOVELAND – Tender Years Cooperative Preschool will be opening registration to families with preschool-aged children Thursday, Jan. 21. The open registration, 360 Robin Avenue in Loveland, begins at 7 p.m. and will continue until all attendees are registered. Families with preschoolers aged 3 to 4 years old are invited to tour the school, learn about the cooperative school experience from families who currently are members at the school and be the first to register for the 2010-2011 school year. Call 513-588-4975 or visit m for more information.

Humphries elected

STONELICK TWP. – Skeets Humphries was elected chair of the Stonelick

Township trustees at the board’s organizational meeting in December. Trustee John Hanley was elected vice chair and chosen as liaison with the Stonelick Township Fire Department. Trustee Kermit Beckworth Jr. will oversee the road maintenance department. Humphries and Hanley were re-elected to four-year terms in November.

Spencer to lead board

STONELICK TWP. – Patty Spencer was elected president of the Clermont Northeastern Local School District Board of Education at the organizational meeting Jan. 11. Board member Jayne Mummert was elected vice president. New members elected in November were sworn into office. They are David Pennington and Danny Ilhardt.

Leader changes

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) Fiscal Officer Mike Pride is serving as interim director of the agency, following the resignation of Tim McCartney. McCartney, who served as Clermont DJFS director for 7 1/2 years, will return to Hamilton County DJFS, where he had worked prior to coming to Clermont County. “I would like to thank Tim for his service to the county,” said Clermont Administrator David L. Spinney. “He has guided the department during very financially challenging times and under his leadership there have been many improvements to services benefiting children and families in the county.” Clermont County is currently accepting applications for the position. For additional information, visit the Web site and click on “Career Listings” or call (513) 7327110.

Summer camp fair

CINCINNATI – The 2010 Summer Adventure Camp Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Union Terminal.

Cincinnati Family Magazine and Northern Kentucky Family Magazine will host the fair. This event for parents offers an opportunity to meet one-on-one with day camps, residential camps, arts and education programs plus explore a variety of enrichment products and services. Local and national representatives will provide takehome materials and speak candidly with parents about programs for children of all ages. The event is free & open to the public. Museum parking is $6. For more information, call (513) 252-0077 or visit

Buy local foods

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of OEFFA, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, will sponsor the third annual Buy Local Foods Seminar Sunday, Jan. 31, at George Parish Hall, 509 E. State St. (Ohio 125), Georgetown. There will be workshops and discussions of interest to consumers and producers from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Topics include: Raw milk, community supported agriculture, marketing local produce, food buying clubs and more. For more information, call Julie Kline at (937) 392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 days or (937) 3784560 evenings. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

NAMI classes

LOVELAND – Family members, partners and friends of those with a chemical imbalance, brain disorder or mental illness are invited to join a 12week family-to-family class. Attendants will learn with others who have similar feelings and situations to better understand your loved one’s illness and how to cope more effectively. The course is taught by a team of trained National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers. Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday start-

ing Jan. 18 at Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. Registration for the class is required. Call 732-5419 to register.

Girl shoots herself

Moscow – With a day off school, a 15-year-old girl decided to do some target shooting, but when she fell walking down a hill, the gun accidentally discharged, striking her in the calf. Erin Meyer, 15, 2675 Laurel-Pt. Isabel Road in Moscow, about 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, wanted to do some target shooting and located a Winchester .22 caliber semiautomatic rifle and some shells at her home, said Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. She was home alone. She loaded the rifle and started walking down the hill towards a range where her family shoots on their property. She slipped, fell and the weapon discharged. A round struck in her the right calf. Meyer went back to the house and called 911. The Washington Township Life Squad responded, and deputies recovered the rifle and secured it as evidence, the sheriff said. Shortly thereafter, Erin Meyer’s father, Brett Meyer, returned home, Rodenberg said. The life squad transported Erin Meyer and her father to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for treatment, the sheriff said. The incident was determined to be an accident and not a criminal act, and no charges will be filed.

Man dies in truck

BETHEL – A Bethel man lost his life early this morning while in a truck that struck a tree. Tood B. Reed, 42, 2130 Ohio 133, was the passenger in the truck driven by Misty S. Combs, 27, 733 Miles Lane, Cincinnati, said Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg in a press release. Combs was driving the truck doing doughnuts in a field at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, when the truck struck a tree. As a result the male, Reed, was killed, the sheriff said.



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Canned Food Drive. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sequels Consignment and Boutique, 8315 Beechmont Ave., Suite 32. Donations of non-perishable canned food accepted. Receive 20 percent off any item in store for each can donated, limit three per day. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. 388-0123. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Show and Tell Carry-In Dinner, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Laurel United Methodist Church, 1885 Laurel Lindale Road. Bring a covered dish to share and something to show. 553-3043. New Richmond. Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Five for $20. Padrino, 111 Main St. Paired with food. 965-0100; Milford.


January After-Inventory Sale and Clearance Blowout, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. The Nature Shop. Discounts on variety of nature-related items including toys, jewelry, home decor, books, field guides, items locally made from natural and sustainable materials and more. $3-$5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

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Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

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Community Action: A Toolkit to Make Your Voice Heard, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn how you can take action on environmental issues important to you. With the Ohio Environmental Council. Ages 18 and up. $15 donation requested. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Job Search Training Workshop, 8 a.m.noon, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Heritage West. Fivepart workshop offers basics needed to aid in a job search. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. 388-4466; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Winter Hike, 10 a.m. Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132. Hike and explore trails on new James L. and Frances Wilson Nature Preserve. Approximately three miles in about two hours. Meet at pedestrian bridge. 7322977. Batavia.




Wonderful Whitetails, 4:30 p.m. William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road, Corps Visitor Center. Learn the adaptations deer possess to survive winter while you hike the Deer Ridge Trail. Dress for the weather. Free. 7976081. Batavia.


Til Death Do Us Part, 7:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Murder mystery. Includes dinner buffet with dessert. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. 943-1888. Eastgate.

Til Death Do Us Part, 7:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center-Eastgate, $20. Reservations required. 943-1888. Eastgate.


Promont House Museum, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 11 and under. 248-0324. Milford.


Turkey Shoot, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 237, 2215 Memory Lane. Free, additional cost to shoot. 732-0331. Batavia.

Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. 8319876. Milford.


Winter Travel Series, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The Many Colors of Nova Scotia with Barbara Farber. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. View scenery and learn about cultural and natural history of places near and far. Ages 18 and up. $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, J A N . 2 5


Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford.


Canned Food Drive. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sequels Consignment and Boutique, 388-0123. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise One Day Sale, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. Special pricing package available: $20 per month for 10 months, with joining fee and EFT registration. 407-9292; Anderson Township.

Census workers sought

CLERMONT COUNTY – The U.S. Census is accepting applications for jobs related to conducting the 2010 Census. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and available to work part-time or fulltime next year. Residents of all communities are urged to apply, as most people will work from their homes in or near their own neighborhoods. Applicants will be required to take a timed test of basic skills in reading, math and map-reading. To schedule an application/testing session, call the Clermont Census office at 444-2200. For more information, visit

Women’s Initiative

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Women’s Initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce invite women who do business in Clermont County to attend the first Women’s Initiative Networking event of the new year from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. This event will provide an opportunity to network with Clermont County business women and will feature information about Gov. Strickland’s Momentum 2010, a statewide initiative to strengthen our families and communities by promoting the advancement of women through education, economics and health. The Clermont Chamber Women’s Initiative Committee is a host committee for the March summit presented by the Governor’s Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach and First Lady Frances Strickland. The event is free to Clermont Chamber members and $15 for business women who are not yet Clermont Chamber members. To register or for additional information, call 576-5000.

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The case is under investigation and will be discussed with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office for a determination if any charges should be filed, Rodenberg said.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford. DANCE CLASSES

Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7:30 p.m. Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5; ages 11-17 free with paying adult. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 752-3309. Pierce Township. Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


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


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.

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Canned Food Drive. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sequels Consignment and Boutique, 388-0123. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike. Hieder Hall. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. $25 for five classes, $6 one class. 379-4900. Withamsville.


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



January 20, 2010

Bookstores, atheists and spiritual hunger they insinuate. Currently many people are uneasy saying they are religious. They prefer to say they are spiritual rather than religious. Spiritual indicates they believe in God, prayer, the Bible, Jesus Christ, doing good for others, and possibly an afterlife in heaven. Religious implies an adherence to all the beliefs a particular church may espouse, an association with that church’s historic or present flaws, a perceived legalism rather than personalism, and a moral prudishness. Recent polls have shown a surge in “nones,” i.e. people who profess they are not associated any longer with any religion. “The spirituality revolution is also discovered in the recent upwelling of spiritual feeling in young people throughout the world, who increasingly realize, often with some desperation, that society is in need of renewal, and that an awareness of spirit holds the key to our personal, social, and ecological survival,” writes David

Tacey in “The Spirituality Revolution.” Is this an era becoming more open to being led by God’s Holy Spirit, or, in our arrogance, do we imagine that we have outgrown the sacred and that the notions of soul and spirit are archaisms of a former era? Yet the hunger for the sacred has increased in our time and we don’t know how to respond. What is wisdom and what is delusion? What comprises spiritual health and unhealthiness in ourselves and others? Traditionally churches have distributed catechisms containing summations of beliefs. What seems needed now among searching and intelligent people are adequate contemporary explanations of beliefs. No longer can people be told just what to believe but convincingly explained why it is believed as truth. One Catholic cardinal recently lamented the degree of “theological illiteracy” among the Church’s membership. Sandra M. Schnei-

Watch for travel insurance exclusions When you book an airline ticket on the Internet these days the airlines ask if you’d like to buy travel insurance. But, you need to know not all travel insurance is alike. In fact, many of the disasters that drive the sale of these particular insurance policies are just not covered. Laura Mieling of Clifton thought she was protecting herself when she went on Delta Air Line’s Web site and booked a plane ticket for a vacation three months later. “They give you the option of travel insurance. I looked at the page and it says it’s covered if you and your family gets sick or dies, so that’s why I did it,” she said. Mieling’s 69-year-old mother had been home battling cancer for the past year and a half so she said she bought the insurance just in case she had to cancel the plane trip. A month before her trip her mother did become seriously ill. “She went into hospice, basically. We had the meeting and she decided to do hospice. The doctor with hospice said she had two weeks to live,” she said. Mieling immediately canceled her plane ticket and applied to the insurance

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vacation. A few days later she spoke with the travel insurance company about the refund. “They said, ‘Well, did she have cancer?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ She said, ‘Well, that’s a pre-existing condition so we can’t do it,’ ” said Mieling. Mieling said she never imagined this could happen, but after checking carefully through the insurance policy she did find that exclusion. She said, “They had the 20-something page policy that I didn’t bother to read – I don’t know who does. It said if it’s a pre-existing health condition you can’t get coverage. So, I said, ‘OK, they got me.’ ” Mieling checked the Internet and found dozens of other complaints about this same type of thing involving insurance policies sold on the Internet. A spokesman for that

insurance company told me the policies sold on these Web sites are very inexpensive and so have exclusions contained in them. Instead of buying travel insurance from these Web sites, that insurance company spokesman said you can buy a policy from your travel agent and, while it will cost you more money, it will not have these exclusions. He said that insurance company is considering adding a more comprehensive policy option to the Delta Air Lines Web site. If this option were offered, consumers would not only be more aware of the exclusions, but they could have a choice of which type of policy to buy. A Delta spokeswoman told me the airline is following up with the insurance company on this suggestion. Bottom line, before buying a travel insurance policy it’s important to carefully check out all the possible exclusions to make sure it will suit your needs. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

ders writes, “The theology which undergirded our spirituality in the past cannot be resuscitated, and intelligent people cannot live a spirituality which is theological bootless. We are, to large extent, running on theological empty.” In a scientific and technological culture, are there still intelligent people around whose hearts grasp the legitimacy of also living a belief in the transcendent? Consider the words of Albert Einstein: “The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the

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Bookstore titles reveal much about a people. One of many noticeable content changes in recent years is the increase of books by atheists. We might wonder why such authors are motivated to expend all that time and effort writing about something they believe doesn’t exist. The reason they write, of course, is because there’s a market for their books. We live at a difficult moment in history. We’re stuck between a growing secular system with which we are uncomfortable, and a religious system we may feel we cannot fully embrace. Countless people sense an emptiness or confusion and wonder “What do I really believe in?” A spirituality revolution is taking place. On one side of the current indecision are writers who are atheists or agnostics. They present their arguments implying it’s foolish to still fall for the God stuff, organized religion, and beliefs other people instill in us. “Think for yourself and you’ll come to the same conclusion we do,”





January 20, 2010

A ‘roasty’ dinner for cold weather meals Every January I clean out my files. The problem is, I have a hard time pitching much out. But this year I was ruthless and had five garRita g a n t u a n arbage Heikenfeld gbags filled. Rita’s kitchen A n d I’m looking at four filing cabinets (and they’re large ones)

stuffed to the gills still. My kids tell me I should get rid of all my paper files. I tell them these files are my security blanket. I don’t trust computer-generated anything. I did find a whole bunch of wonderful recipes from readers like Mary Pollock, who sent me a wheat-free gingerbread muffin recipe for Pat Landrum, and a nice lady who personally delivered a “perfect pound cake recipe.” I hope to get to all of these soon.

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Brown beef in a small amount of oil. Cover with water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and onion. Cover and simmer about two to three hours, until tender, adding water as needed, about 1 cup. Remove meat. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and stir until thick. Adjust seasonings. (May

Even though it’s cold outside, it’s not too soon to think about your spring garden. The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Office -


⁄2 cup each: ketchup and sugar 1 ⁄3 cup each: oil and red wine vinegar 21⁄2 tablespoons grated onion (I’d go to taste on this) 1 ⁄2 teaspoon each: paprika, chili powder, salt, dry mustard, celery seed

Campbell’s Barn Restaurant & Saloon’s peanut butter pie

This restaurant on Ohio Pike, near Amelia, is serving up some mighty good food. I can’t wait to go there again and check out all the new offerings. I’ve had several requests for this pie, including Diana Salmon, who absolutely loves it. Tracy Luginbuhl, owner, graciously shared this recipe, which originated with Our Place Restaurant. Campbell’s makes this pie in large quantities, and I appreciate them working out a home version. Now if you can’t find a 10-inch pie shell, go ahead

Mix peanut butter with sugar. It should be crumbly. Add a bit more sugar if you need to so it crumbles between your fingers. Mix pudding according to directions, add 1 cup Cool Whip and allow to chill. Then mix 3⁄4 peanut butter mixture in with pudding mixture. Cover top with rest of Cool Whip and sprinkle rest of peanut butter mixture on top.

Good cookie icing

This icing dries hard so cookies can be stacked After you make the icing, color as desired. For Marlene, a Northern Ky. reader.

Mix together:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons milk or water 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

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Clermont and the Clermont County Master Gardeners will host a spring gardening series 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All classes will be held at the Clermont County Fair-

grounds 4-H Hall, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. “We are pleased to be able to offer valuable, affordable workshops to home gardeners,” said Cindy Burskey,

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I can’t believe I finally found this recipe in a stack, sent last year to me by Rosemary Auer who lives downtown. She and I had a nice chat when I was doing a demo at Macy’s Fountain Place. I hope Rosemary forgives me for just now finding it. You can add more ketchup or more vinegar and/or oil.

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Pogue’s French dressing

and use what you have, knowing that you may have some filling left over. The Restaurant also serves a much-requested red wine vinegar Catalina type salad dressing, also originating from Our Place Restaurant.

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

St. Bernadette Church

10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

Police security. Doors open at 6:00 pm; games begin at 7:30 pm. Loads of instants, lots of door prizes! Great food, friendly patrons and sellers!

776 Old St. Rte 74 (Across from Eastgate Mall)

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Handheld counter

A while back, a reader wrote in wanting to know where she could buy one of those handheld counters that were popular back in the 1970s for adding up grocery and store purchases. Known as "Handy Adder," "Quick Adder" or "Pocket Adder," these little plastic calculators are no longer made and hard to track down. My editor Lisa's mom recently found hers. If anybody knows where to buy one, write in and let us know.

Laybourne is the proprietor of Stephanie’s Seasoning Blends, which are sold locally. Her blends make excellent marinades when mixed with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, a 4:1 ratio. One of my favorites is her sea salt blend sprinkled on steamed veggies, grilled salmon and roasted potatoes. Her blends are wonderful when you’re starting children out with seasonings, as they are ultra flavorful and healthier than simply sprinkling on salt, which we tend to use too much of. Check her out at Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Extension offers gardening series

NEW LOCATION! 1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio

License# 0202-27

need to add a bit more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water). Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes.

agricultural and natural resources educator. “Everyone from beginners to experienced gardeners can benefit from the classes that are both educational and fun.” The first class is Cooking and Preserving Herbs set for Tuesday, Feb. 16. This workshop will teach you how to preserve herbs by both drying and freezing, and you can learn which herbs to use in cooking to replace salt. The second class will take place Tuesday, March 10, Tricks of the Trade – from Pods to Plants, where you can learn what to do to increase the chances of your seedlings growing to maturity. The third workshop is called Lasagna Gardening, and will be held Tuesday, May 12. No, you won’t be growing ingredients for lasagna – lasagna gardening is actually a nontraditional, organic layering method you can use to enrich your soil and grow flower beds without tons of backbreaking digging. The cost for the entire series is $25 per person; individual classes cost $10 each. Seating is limited. To register, call 732-7070 or email Cindy Burskey at

St. Mark’s Lutheran School

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January, 31 1–4pm 575-3354


PUBLIC NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastg a t e will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit 066, John L. Herrle. 317 Fairlawn Ave. Mansfield,Ohio 44903.1001531995


January 20, 2010



Membership kickoff is Jan. 25 Bigg’s offers H1N1 flu shots The Clermont County Farm Bureau’s 2010 membership campaign will begin with a membership kick-off at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Clermont Social Service Building, Room 103, 2400 Clermont Drive in Batavia Township. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign is invited. The kick-off will give members a chance to learn more about Farm Bureau and an opportunity to help their local Farm Bureau. Volunteers will be given the materials they need to sign new or renew members plus a big shot of enthusiasm to get them on their way

toward meeting the membership goals. The main goal for 2010 is to exceed the 2009 membership total within 10 days following the kick-off. “Farm Bureau’s membership campaign is memberled and this year we are inviting all members to help by telling their friends and neighbors about the value of belonging to Farm Bureau. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a Farm Bureau member,” said Heather Utter, organization director. “Clermont County Farm Bureau works extensively at the community, state and national level to set policies that will improve the rural

standard of living, increase net farm income and protect personal property rights,” Utter said. She said Farm Bureau is a family organization with program, involvement opportunities and benefits for all members of the family. Last year, there were 2,663 members. Jan Schoellman of Batavia and Virginia Meyer of Bethel will serve as membership co-chairs. Call the county office at 937-378-2212 or toll free 888-378-2212 for details. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Contact Bea Fryman, county office administrator at 937-378-2212.

Bigg’s Pharmacy locations are offering H1N1 flu shots by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Call the Eastgate Bigg’s, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., at 513-753-7500 for more information. The public can receive the H1N1 vaccine at Bigg’s for $15, which may be covered by many insurance plans. Specially trained and certified Bigg’s pharmacists may be available to administer H1N1 flu shots to walk-in customers without appointments in some locations. However, for added convenience customers are

encouraged to visit or call the pharmacy in advance and schedule an appointment. Evening and weekend appointments are available. “We’re giving our customers the opportunity to reserve their H1N1 vaccine and receive the immunization at a time that’s most convenient for their schedule,” said Brandi Smith, Bigg’s banner marketing manager. Due to a recent increase in vaccine supplies, anyone interested in protecting themselves against the H1N1 flu can now be immunized. Individuals who are at highest risk of

becoming seriously ill from the H1N1 virus but have not been immunized are still encouraged to get the H1N1 shot. These include: • Pregnant women. • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age. • Health care and emergency services personnel with direct patient contact. • Individuals 6 months through 24 years old and adults who have chronic medical conditions. Bigg’s pharmacists can administer the H1N1 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older in Ohio. Visit for details.







St. Bernadette Church


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

Trinity United Methodist

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

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

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


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist



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

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844 State Rt. 131

Place orders by February 14 Pick up Feb 20, 10 am-noon

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.


513 831 0196

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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


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

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

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

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


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.

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103



513-732-6241 - Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?


“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)




LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH


Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

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

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)


Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Located at 19 East Main Street

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

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

“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

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

Welcomes You

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



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

United Methodist Church

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

Amelia United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.


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

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

(St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio

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

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

Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director

Pastor Mike Smith

Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.



vineyard eastgate community church

A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor

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

Sunday 10:30am day Worship Service......8:30am, 10:3 Sunday d School.......................9:30am Sh l 93 w/nursery & children’s church


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

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400





Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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



2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


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

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

Pastor: Tom Bevers

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

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115



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

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


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

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines 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


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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED ”A friendly Church for the Whole Family”






January 20, 2010

MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, Dec. 29. Nicholas H. Evans, 18, 63 Gatch St., underage consumption, Dec. 29. Juvenile, 17, vandalism, underage consumption, Dec. 30. Aleksandr I. Mikhalyuk, 20, 6335 Telford Farm Lane, underage consumption, Dec. 30. Dmitriy Y. Chmil, 18, 459 Haymarket, underage consumption, Dec. 30. Mason J. Sheeler, 18, 6771 Little River Road, domestic violence, Dec. 31. Dustin R. Niehaus, 27, 582 Wards Corner, defrauding a livery, Dec. 31. Brandon J. Jones, 25, 1505 Commons Drive, falsification, driving under suspension, Jan. 1. Ashley L. Paschall, 24, 1505 Commons Drive, wrongful entrustment, obstructing official business, Jan. 1. Joanne Smith, 31, 4437 Meese Road, domestic violence, Jan. 1. Nicholas A. Young, 22, 8820 Long Lane, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material, Jan. 3. Theodore A. Stayden, 37, 2 Wildwood Drive, domestic violence, Jan. 3. Juvenile, 14, drug possession, Jan. 3. Bethany L. Tucker, 24, 11 Oakview, domestic violence, Jan. 3. Michael B. Tucker, 23, 11 Oakview, domestic violence, Jan. 3. Amanda Braden, 23, 6065 Donna Jay, falsification, Jan. 4. Charles D. Bundy, 46, 70 Glendale Milford Road, disorderly conduct, Jan. 4.

Incidents/investigations Defrauding a livery

Subject failed to pay limo fare; $74 at 582 Wards Corner, Dec. 31.

Domestic violence

At Little River Lane, Dec. 31. At Commons Drive, Jan. 1. At Wildwood Drive, Jan. 3. At Oakview, Jan. 3.


Two checks taken and forged; $210 at 9761 Tarragon, Dec. 29.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 5780 Observation, Jan. 4.


Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $12 at Ohio 131, Dec. 29. 1982 Ford taken at 1244 Kent Drive, Dec. 30. Money taken from purse at Burger King; $260 at Ohio 28, Dec. 9. I-Pod taken from vehicle; $300 at 582 Wards Corner, Jan. 1. Alcoholic beverages taken; $150 at 930 Paul Vista, Dec. 31. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $31 at Wards Corner Road, Dec. 31. Payment made for home repairs that have not been done; $6,471.36 loss at 955 Hidden Ridge, Dec. 31. Clothing taken from Meijer; $35 at Ohio 28, Dec. 31. Tools and generator taken; $660 at 1374 Emerson, Dec. 7. Sump pump taken; $150 at 6211 Price Road, Jan. 4.


Nicholas Ledbetter, 29, 18 Chateau Place, recited, Jan. 6. Jeffrey A. Mackay, 50, 745 Center Drive, contempt of court, Jan. 5. Deshaye M. Pickens, 27, 900 Mohawk Trail, warrant, Jan. 7. Elissa A. Rehermann, 25, 424 W. 7th St., contempt of court, Jan. 7. Joseph D. Wiles, 24, 401 Edgecombe, drug abuse, Jan. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female juvenile was sexually assaulted at Chateau Place, Jan. 6.

Attempted theft

Attempt made to enter building at 1049 Main St., Jan. 4.

Breaking and entering

Entry made into Terrace Park Country Club Fitness garage at 5341 S. Milford Road, Jan. 4.

Criminal damage

Stairwell damaged at City Municipal building at 745 Center St., Jan. 10.

Criminal mischief

Paint ball shot at vehicle at 5 Edgecombe, Jan. 9.


Door and dead bolt damaged at 46 Concord Woods, Jan. 9.


Trailer taken from lot at 150 Olympic Drive, Jan. 4. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 919 Mohawk Trail, Jan. 4. Digital camera taken at 979 Lila Ave., Jan. 4. Laptop computer taken at 865 Lila Ave., Jan. 4. Medication taken at 1001 Edgecombe, Jan. 6.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jeffrey Freiberger, 20, 1498 Meadowbrook, underage consumption. Zane Lampe, 18, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 135F, underage consumption. Anthony Young, 20, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 135F, underage consumption. William Hall, 28, 1801 Maple Ave., warrant. Michael Verdin, 35, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 153G, warrant. Juvenile, 11, criminal damage. Roger Keaton, 35, 37 Meadowcrest, warrant. Thomas Davidson, 24, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 96D, warrant. Earnest Staley, 35, 6309 Belfast Road, warrant. Mitchell Perry, 31, 7156 Thompson Road, warrant. Dale Patchell, 29, 6844 Shiloh Road, warrant.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

At 91 Park Ave., Dec. 27. At 5999 Marsh Circle, Dec. 27. At 1758 Hill Station, Dec. 30.

Criminal mischief

At 186 Bruce Court, Dec. 31.


At 1849 Ohio 28, Dec. 30.


At 2361 Cedarville Road, Dec. 28. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 153, Jan. 1. At 1391 Gibson, Jan. 1.

Domestic violence

At Country Lake, Dec. 30.




Leroy Brewster, 39, 2050 Oakbrook Place, contempt of court, Jan. 9. Jamie Bruner, 24, 2049 Oakbrook, obstructing justice, child endangering, Jan. 5. William A. Delvecchio, 26, 1154 Beech Ridge, warrant, contempt of court, Jan. 9.

At 300 block of Buddy Lane, Dec. 31.


At 6605 Ohio 48, Dec. 27. At 1616 Ohio 28, Dec. 27. At 1607 Ohio 28, Dec. 27. At 67 Deerfield Road, Dec. 29. At 2430 Moler Road, Dec. 30. At 1873 Ohio 28, Dec. 30.

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Criminal trespass

Disorderly conduct

At 2141 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Dec. 14. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 22. At 2141 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Dec. 14.

Criminal simulation

At 1881 Ohio 131, Milford, Dec. 9.


Justin Snider, 20, 3322 Sandy Lane, Blanchester, receiving stolen property at 2141 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Dec. 18. George Daniel Snider II, 30, 3322 Sandy Lane, Blanchester, vandalism, theft, breaking and entering at 6655 Edenton Pleasent Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 23. Patrick Kyaio, 20, 7 Arbor Circle, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia at S Broadway at Evans Court, Owensville, Dec. 23. Darren Owens, 18, 6212 Manilla Road, Goshen, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Mitchell C Werner, 18, 5971 Werner Lane, Goshen, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Aaron L. Knabe, 31, 4579 Georgeann Lane, Cincinnati, aggravated menacing at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Summer Reese, 19, 2075 Buckler Road, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Brittany Kenyon, 18, 6343 Paxton Woods Drive, Loveland, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Robert Carpenter, 18, 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, disorderly conduct - insulting, taunting at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Dec. 27. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Dec. 27. Kelly Rae Sheppard, 39, 5111 Galley Hill, Milford, offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol, obstructing official business at 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. Daryl Lee Hall, 23, 3808 U.S. 50, Marathon, drug paraphernalia at 3808 U.S. 50, Marathon, Jan. 1. Martin W Fletcher, 31, 38 Lucy Creek, Amelia, domestic violence, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 38 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Dec. 10. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, New Richmond, Dec. 10. Michael D Patterson, 31, 2608 Ohio 133, Bethel, criminal damaging/endangering, failure to confine a canine at 2601 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 10. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Dec. 10. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, Batavia, Dec. 8. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, Batavia, Dec. 8. Juvenile, 16, assault, Batavia, Dec. 10. Roger Terry Ridener, 42, 3826 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, menacing by stalking at 4588 Winners Circle, Batavia, Dec. 11. Christopher Adam Baker, 29, 5196 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, theft at

At N. Riverside & Main, Batavia, Dec. 13. At 125 At Sugartree, Bethel, Dec. 10. At 38 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Dec. 10. At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 8.

At 5460 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, Dec. 13.

4317 Marbe Lane, Batavia, Dec. 14. Christopher A Baker, 29, 5196 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, criminal trespass at 3477 Twin Bridges Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12. Mark E Byrd, 30, 3477 Twin Bridges Road, Williamsburg, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct at 3477 Twin Bridges Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12. James A Kellum, 38, 19940 Victory, Fayetteville, fugitive from justice at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Dec. 13. Heather Nicole Preston, 20, 2 Robin Way, Amelia, possession of drugsmarijuana at N. Riverside & Main, Batavia, Dec. 13. Mckinley Brock, 25, 5570 Mayrs Hollow Road, Ripley, assault at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 13. Kelvin C Ryan, 45, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road Lot 5, New Richmond, domestic violence at 1560 Bethel New Richmond, New Richmond, Dec. 13.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 3065 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Jan. 2. At 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, Dec. 24. At 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27.


At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 18. At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 18. At 1111 Ohio 133 Lot 41, Bethel, Dec. 7. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Dec. 10. At 3806 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, Oct. 8. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 13. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 4560 Ireton Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 9.

Breaking and entering

At 6655 Edenton Pleasent Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 22. At 3614 Ramey Lane, Blanchester, Dec. 14. At 6355 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Dec. 14. At 1717 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 11. At 2461 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Oct. 2. At 330 Judd Road, Batavia, Dec. 13.


At 6817 Ohio 727, Goshen, Jan. 4. At 2279 Wilshire Circle, Goshen, Dec. 16. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Dec. 10. At 2284 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, Dec. 9. At 269 Sweetbriar, Batavia, Sept. 15. At 2785 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Dec. 7. At 3021 Schaller Road, Bethel, Dec. 9. At 3345 Patterson Road, Bethel, Dec. 11. At 3884 Cain Run, Williamsburg, Dec. 1. At 6105 Roudebush Road, Goshen, Dec. 9.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 2565 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Jan. 2. At 2565 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Jan. 4. At 3076 Park Road, Goshen, Jan. 3. At 115 N. Cross St., Newtonsville, Dec. 10. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 22. At 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, Dec. 9. At 2601 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 10.

At 6022 Newtonsville Road, Goshen, Dec. 21. At 1111 Ohio 133, Felicity, Dec. 11. At 3277 Yelton Lane, Amelia, Dec. 13. At 3477 Twin Bridges Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12.

Receiving stolen property

At 3477 Twin Bridges Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12. At 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. At 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, Dec. 24.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters

At 2409 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 2605 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, Dec. 5.

Disseminate matter harmful to juveniles


Domestic violence


At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Dec. 4.

At Bethel New Richmond, New Richmond, Dec. 13. At Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 10. At Poplar St., Felicity, Dec. 11. At Lucy Creek, Amelia, Dec. 10.

Drug paraphernalia

At 38 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Dec. 10. At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 8. At 3808 US 50, Marathon, Jan. 1. At S. Broadway At Evans Court, Owensville, Dec. 23.

Endangering children

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 13.

Failure to confine a canine

At 2601 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 10.

Felonious assault

At 3806 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, Oct. 8.


At 1217 Twelve Mile Road, New Richmond, Nov. 30. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 22.

Fugitive from justice

At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Dec. 13.

Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or schooloccupied structure At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 13.

Intimidation-victim, crime witness

At 2601 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 10.

Menacing by stalking

At 4588 Winners Circle, Batavia, Dec. 11.

Misuse of credit card-obtain by deception

At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 22.

Obstructing official business

At 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27.

Offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol At 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 5111 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Dec. 27. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Dec. 10.

Permitting drug abuse

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 13.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 13.

Possession of drugs

At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson, Batavia, Dec. 16. At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 1. At Amelia Olive Branch & Lucy Run, Amelia, Dec. 9.

At 3308 Ohio 131, Goshen, Dec. 2.

At 2141 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Dec. 14. At 5731 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 14. At 5982 Goshen Road, Goshen, Dec. 19. At 6648 Garrison Spurling Road, Blanchester, Dec. 19. At 6655 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, OH 45162, Dec. 19. At 2863 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Dec. 2. At 3258 Ohio 131, Goshen, Dec. 3. At 1503 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 12. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 22. At 2461 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Oct. 2. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 1. At 2745 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 10. At 3574 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12. At 4317 Marbe Lane, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Dec. 11. At 2389 Donald Road, Bethel, Dec. 10. At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 269 Sweetbriar, Batavia, Sept. 15. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Dec. 10. At 3334 Grant Ave., Bethel, Nov. 14. At 3627 Burnham Woods Drive, Amelia, Dec. 11. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 2141 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Dec. 14. At 6655 Edenton Pleasent Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 22. At 3207 Jordan Road, Pleasant Plain, Jan. 1. At 5982 Goshen Road, Goshen, Dec. 19. At 6648 Garrison Spurling Road, Blanchester, Dec. 19. At 6655 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 19.

Trafficking in drugs

At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 1.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 2863 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Dec. 2.At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, Dec. 8. At 300 University, Batavia, Dec. 11.

Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

At Pitzer Road, Bethel, Dec. 8.


At 6655 Edenton Pleasent Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 22.

Vandalism-property is necessary for business

At 1717 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 11.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 6355 Marathon Edenton Road, Blanchester, Dec. 31. At 2542 Herold Road, Batavia, Dec. 8. At 6568 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 10. At 2063 US Hwy 50, Batavia, Dec. 17.

DEATHS Ruth B. Baker

Ruth B. (nee Oldham) Baker, 87, of Milford died Jan. 3. Survived by children, Ronald Baker and Patricia (Maurice) Bertram; grandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Bertram, and Bryan and Michael Baker; great-grandchildren, Kira and Christopher Bertram. Preceded in death by husband, William R. Baker. Services were Jan. 12 at BethelMurdoch Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Cincinnati Shriners Burn Institute, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

and Luciana (Paul) Schaefer; sons Jerry Ray Bolin Jr. and Brian Bolin; 12 grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Shirley; brother, Jesse and other nieces, nephews, family and friends. Services were Thursday, Jan. 14, at Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford.

Jeannette Daly

Rick Allan Barlage, 41, of Miami Township died Jan. 6. Survived by wife, Deborah; daughters Megan and Holly; mother, Kathleen Barlage; brothers Mark and Dean Barlage and aunt, Dorean Morris. Services were Jan. 11, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. Memorials to: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, 8 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45246.

Jeannette Daly, 79, of Milford died Jan. 8. Survived by children Dan (Micki) Daly, David (MaryAnn) Daly, Sue (Bob) Ostergard and Lorle (Cesar) Vinueza; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Ken Deffren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband John William Daly. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 15, at Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center Street, Milford. Services were Saturday, Jan. 16, at Mulberry Wesleyan Church, Milford. Memorials to: Mulberry Wesleyan Church, 949 Highway 28, Milford, OH 45150; or Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Jerry Ray Bolin Sr.

Marvin Glenn Girard

Rick Allan Barlage

Jerry Ray Bolin Sr., 61, of Goshen Township died Jan. 9. Survived by wife, Rose Manier Bolin; daughters Tina (Gary) Dalton

Marvin Glenn Girard, 65, of Goshen died Jan. 10. Survived by wife, Donna Sue (nee Smither) Gerard; son, Ronald

Glenn Girard; grandchildren Justin Nathanial Girard and Brittany Kayla Girard; sister, Mollie Van Hook and numerous nieces and Girard nephews. Preceded in death by father, Walter Ronald Girard; mother Ersie Marie Bernard and brothers Harold and Darold Girard. Services were Jan. 14, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.’

JoAnn Jackson

JoAnn Jackson, 70, of Norwood died Jan. 11. Survived by children Duane, Donald and Dennis Jackson Sr.; grandchildren Kelly and Dennis Jackson Sr. and siblings Charlene York, Doris Jackson, Mary Dalton and Aaron and Harold Blasky. Preceded in death by husband, Donald Lee Jackson, Sr.; son, Gregory Lee Jackson and siblings Charles, Clinton and John Blasky Jr. Services were Thursday, Jan. 14, at Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford. Memorials to the family.

Laverne B. Kuhnell

Laverne Bridget Kuhnell, 86, of Milford died Jan. 11. Survived by children Donna (Lawrence) Huxell, Thomas (Gail) Kuhnell and Lisa (Robert) Lambert; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Dolores Dougherty. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond (Cindy) Kuhnell and brother, Robert Dougherty. Services were Friday, Jan. 15, at St. Andrew Church, 552 Main Street, Milford. Memorials to: St. John Vianney Church, 4100 Watterson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227; or Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Suite 20, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Clara M. Larkin

Clara M. (nee Cronin) Larkin, 86, of Terrace Park died Jan. 8. Survived by children Suzanne Potter, Rick Larkin and Ted Larkin and grandchildren Clark, Brittany, Kelsie and Sydney. Preceded in death by husband of 52 years, Edward P. Larkin. Visitation and services were Jan. 14, at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: Terrace Park Volunteer Emergency Services, 428 Elm Ave., Terrace Park, OH 45174.

On the record IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. 4002415 Canada Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. El Modeno Gardens Inc. and Joanne L. Newton, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. M and C Produce Co. Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Promise Trucking Inc., professional tort Ava Faulhaber, et al. vs. Kidz Choice Inc., other tort Gerald L. Siebel and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance LLC vs. Lisa A. Johnson, other tort Ronald E. Blessing vs. AWP Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Brian Sutton vs. Marsha Ryan and JBM Construction Inc., worker’s compensation Troy Ison vs. Rent-a-Center East Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Mary Pletz vs. First Transit Inc., worker’s compensation Bank of New York Mellon vs. Jennifer M. Behrens, et al., foreclosure OneWest Bank FSB vs. James I. Mongenas, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Ronald O. Bear, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Amy C. Adams, et al., foreclosure Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Calvin D. Hayes and Lisa A. Hayes, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin M. Alexander, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Elizabeth Jane Pohlman and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Tiffany L. Golob, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Janice Lynn Read, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Bank vs. West Union Properties LLC, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Terry Smith, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. Geoffrey Alan Overlay, et al., foreclosure Brookstone Homeowners Association vs. Donald Brian Bice, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Tonya Blakley and Treasurer of Clermont County, foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Alvin R. Evans, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Daniel K. Riffle, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Joey M. Abney, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brian Drewry and JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Michael Warren and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Brian C. Schneider and Gretchen M. Schneider, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Lawrence J. Coste East, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA as successor vs. Jessica Giwer, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation fka Cendent Mortgage Corp. vs. Ronald A. Boggs, foreclosure RBS Citizens NA vs. Michal R. Will, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Mitchell D. Scarff and Tabatha A. Scarff, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Herbert Marksberry, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Steve Mayfield, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Franklin W. Harris, et al., foreclosure First Financial Bank NA vs. Daniels Holdings Inc., et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. William A. Bryant, et al., foreclosure John H. Evans Funeral Home Inc. vs. Angela Michelle Gilbert, et al., foreclosure Woods and Estates At Miami Trail Homeowners vs. Gary A. Abyad, et al., other civil Matrix Acquisitions LLC vs. Minid Blair, other civil Matrix Acquisitions LLC vs. Constance R. Marziale, other civil

Midland Funding LLC vs. Stefan Fedak, other civil Andrew Seals and Seals Construction Inc. vs. Matthew J. Brennan and Loveland Excavating Inc., other civil State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Timothy W. Piersail, other civil


Elizabeth D. Bond vs. Marshall S. Bond Cynthia Schaefer vs. Gregory Schaefer Layna L. Stiles vs. John Scott Stiles Karen Ortega vs. Frank Ortega


Lorionna Brehm vs. Sean Tyler Brehm Michael D. Brooks vs. Connie F. Brooks Bradley R. Everman vs. Sandra Lea Everman Kenneth K. Jones vs. Angela M. Jones Ashley Paolini vs. Jonathan S. Yeary


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jesse Michael Rogers, 19, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, theft of drugs, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Melissa S. Wilson, 39, theft, identity fraud, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nyle Noel Collins, 45, robbery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Melvin Joseph Kiser, 25, robbery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Marie Delgadillo, 26, at large, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Gary M. Montesi, 39, 9604 Waterford Place Suite 206, Loveland, theft, Union Township Police Department. Steven Wayne Sheangshang, 32, 530 1/2 Mt. Leigh Road, Seaman, Ohio, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. David R. Johnson, 47, 3915 S. Madison Ave., Cincinnati, theft from an elderly person, Union Township Police Department. George M. McKenzie, 18, aggravated robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Robin Helton, 31, 410 S. Seventh St., Pierceton, Ind., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Alfonso D. Jackson, 28, 2422 Quatman Ave. #2, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Elmer K. Hess, 38, 540 Eastland MHP Lot 51, Georgetown, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Carl G. Loveless, 25, 309 Oakwood Lane, Goshen, trafficking in marijuana, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Adam Loughner, 25, forgery, Narcotics Unit. Jessica M. Acomb, 28, 2473 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon, burglary, Goshen Police. Donald J. Benoit, 49, domestic violence, Goshen Police. Zachariah H. Aker, 19, 711 Osage Trail, Milford, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Milford Police. David Owen Walker, 26, aggravated theft, vandalism, possessing criminal tools, Union Township Police Department. Evan Mitchell Brooks, 23, aggravated theft, vandalism, possessing criminal tools, Union Township Police Department. Zachary J. Miller, 18, 309 Dorgene Lane, Milford, trafficking in marijuana, failure to stop after an accident involving injury to persons or property, Union Township Police Department. Robert J. Lamke, 38, 1422 Emerson Lane, Milford, operation while under the influence of alcohol or with specific concentrations of alcohol or drugs with certain bodily substances, fail to comply with order/signal a police officer, Goshen Police.

Girl Scout cookies now for sale Now through Jan. 26, girls in the greater Cincinnati area will be taking Girl Scout cookie orders. This year Girl Scout cookies are available in eight varieties and sell for $3.50 per package. Varieties include Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Reduced Fat Daisy Go Rounds (a crispy cinnamon snack). All proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout cookies

stay in the local community. “Our annual Girl Scout Cookie activities, in addition to United Way funding, help us make the Girl Scout experience available to all girls who wants to participate,” said Barbara J. Bonifas, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio CEO. In addition to money earned by the girls, Girl Scout cookie proceeds fund vital services such as leader training and camp operations, as well as a wide variety of Girl Scout program initiatives.


January 20, 2010



Jack V. Wise, 51, 1785 Ohio 28 #176 H, Goshen, aggravated trafficking in drugs, endangering children, Goshen Police. Anna M. Wilsman, 22, 1508 Country Lane, Goshen, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Edward K. McQueary, 25, 1785 Ohio 28 #279, Goshen, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. James R. Ashcraft, 27, 1785 Ohio 28 #426AA, Goshen, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, Goshen Police. Dustin T. Justice, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 #97D, Goshen, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Police. Albert J. Schober, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 #114D, Goshen, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Police. Dustin M. Rose, 21, 1785 Ohio 28, Goshen, trafficking in heroin, Goshen Police. Danielle N. Unthank, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 #300F, Goshen, trafficking in heroin, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, Goshen Police. Christopher L. Schrichten, 31, 5 Robbie Ridge #2, Milford, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, Goshen Police. Lareta A. Pruitt, 25, 2200 Harrison Ave. #2, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, endangering children, Goshen Police. Jerry A. Young, 21, 9965 Washington Ave., Loveland, possession of drugs, Goshen Police. Elijah S. McDonald, 22, 2800 Kimberly Drive, Maineville, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Theresann Fowler, presiding judge William W. Young, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.


2003 Collingwood Court, Erica & Dean Wood to Suzanne Wysong, et al., 0.1100 acre, $118,900. 1906 Main Street, Deborah Watters, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 1.2560 acre, $76,667. 5982 Marsh Circle, Brent & Elizabeth Boaz to National City Bank, 0.1290 acre, $80,000. 4015 Oakland Hills Drive, Brookstone Homes LLC. to Corey R. West, $162,000. 2187 Ohio 132, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Johnny Collins, 0.4800 acre, $57,000.


Lot M & N Bucktown, Holiday Homes Inc. to Gary McLain, 10.0310 acre, $35,000. 4781 Hawley Road, Jose Orihuela, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.5510 acre, $36,667. 2801 Riggs Lane, William David Riggs to Nathaniel Mountel, et al., 5.0000 acre, $112,000.


826 Carpenter Road, Raymond Fussner to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 3.7800 acre, $186,666.67. 5672 Day Circle West, William & Mary Goodpastor to Jason & Bonnie Hoffman, $122,000. 6577 E. Knollwood Circle, Ossama Awad to Dax & Shelley Studebaker, $178,000. 870 Eagleview Court, Patti L. Anton to Gregory & Daria Wood, 0.5940 acre, $650,000. 5559 Falling Wood Court, NVR Inc. to Bryan Bennett, 0.2990 acre, $340,165. 1100 Hayward Circle, Stephanie & Lee Schrichten to Stephen & Ann Ganski, $250,000. 1272 Hickory Woods Drive, Leon & Carol Thibeaut to Carol Sulau, $166,000. 5517 Mallard Point Court, NVR Inc. to Chris & Regina Vollman, 0.2938 acre, $215,145. 903 N. Berwick, Tarter Glen Acquisition Co. to Lois Schuerman, $139,000. 2801 Traverse Creek Drive, Marjorie Cettel to Clyde & Carol Freese,

$173,500. 5701 West Day Circle, Michael Definney, et al. to Union Savings Bank, $63,334. Lot 9 White Gate Farm, White Farm Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.4060 acre, $28,000.


222 Water Street, Beauty Ridge LLC. to Watch Point LLC., 0.0498 acre, $40,000.


2883 Monterey Road, Stephen & Susan Hill to John Breig & Kristina Rose, 5.0010 acre, $97,000. 5038 Ohio 222, Stephen & Shirley Wilson to Jobe Martinez, 0.8700 acre, $69,000.


5726 Nakiya Lane, Rodney Adams & Tracey Jordan to Jessica Daly, 2.9370 acre, $113,000. 6390 Ohio 727, Thomas Kuechler & Laurie Curtis to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 1.0000 acre, $60,000.


Paul Quallen, Milford, alter, 1560 Ohio 50, Stonelick Township, $4,000. Barker Electric, Batavia, alter, 4982 McKay Road, Stonelick Township. Reupert Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 3317 Weaver Road, Jackson Township. Time Savers Heating and Cooling, Loveland, HVAC, 5685 Day Circle, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1677 Hickory Thicket, Miami Township. Thompson Heating Corp., Cincinnati, HVAC, 6561 Clearfield Court, Miami Township. Fischer Single Family Homes II, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, new, 5520 Mallard Point, Miami Township, $80,300. Jeffrey Baker, Loveland, miscellaneous work, 257 Apache Trail, Miami Township.


Lois Grosnickle, Pleasant Plain, miscellaneous work, 6550 Newtonsville Road, Wayne Township. Shawn Jones, Milford, alter-Martial Arts America, 1007 Ohio 28,

Miami Township. Beckman Services Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 844 Ohio 131, Miami Township. Cincinnati Alarm Systems, Fairfield, fire alarm, 1052 JerLes Drive, Miami Township. Larry Harold, Milford, alter-Freedom in the Wind Church, 1232 Ohio 131, Miami Township. Cincinnati Construction Management, Loveland, alter, 394 Wards Corner, Miami Township. The Crowell Co., Cincinnati, alter, 2002 Ford Circle, Miami Township, $20,400. Northeastern Local Board of Education, Newtonsville, sign, 2792 Ohio 50, Stonelick Township. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, Villages of Belmont-four family residence (parent), 3101 Thoroughbred Drive, Goshen Township, $340,000, 3102, 3103, 3104 Thoroughbred Drive; four family residence (parent), 3301 Thoroughbred Drive, $400,000, 3302, 3302, 3304 Thoroughbred Drive. Detect All Security Inc., Cincinnati, fire alarm, 300 Tecne Center Drive, Miami Township.

Beckman Services Inc., Cincinnati, HVAC, 844 Ohio 131, Miami Township. TMS Services, Cincinnati, alter, 85 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Village of Belmont, four family residence, building No. 51 (parent), 5101 Charles Snider Road, Goshen Township, $364,000. Robert Singer, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 885 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Blue Ash, fire suppression, 2002 Ford Circle, Miami Township. David Kisha, Milford, alter, 5720 Signal Hill Court, Miami Township. Beauty Ridge, Milford, miscellaneous work, 721 Ohio 50, Milford City.

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HILTON HEAD • Mariott Five û Resort. PGA Heritage Golf Week. Ocean front, 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 8. Tennis & golf package. Discounted rate. Local owner. 513-324-8164 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

CANCUN ∂ Royal Sands. My luxury condo 2BR, 2BA (sleeps 6), all modern kitchen, 2 pools, 2 restaurants. Magnificent view of ocean. Available Feb. 6 thru Feb. 13. 1-561-330-0225

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $109/2 persons. Singles $104. Suites $119-$139. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618


NEW YORK DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

INDIANA Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387


NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1,2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!! 100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

Call for free brochure 866-780-8334

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.



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