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2, 2011

Grand jury to review death

By Theresa L. Herron

Erin Nicole Pappas of Goshen Township is expected to go before the Clermont County grand jury today, Feb. 2, to answer felony drug charges filed as a result of the death of her 3-year-old daughter Jan. 27. Pappas called emergency services Thursday because her daughter was unresponsive and would not wake up. Drugs were found in her mobile home in the Lakeshore Estates Mobile Home Park, said

Clermont County Prosecutor Donald White. Pappas, 30, was charged with felony child endangering by the Goshen Township Police Department. White said Jan. 28 the preliminary autopsy on Pappas’ daughter was received Friday, but was inconclusive. “We do not know the cause of death,” White said. More tests, including a toxicology screen, were ordered. White asked the lab in Hamilton County to expedite the new tests.

For the staff and volunteers of Clermont Senior Services, “Service with Heart” is not just a slogan, it’s a way of life. “The business we’re in is to help older people enjoy the comfort of their own homes, to enrich their lives and to bring them joy,” said George Brown, executive director of Clermont Senior Services. FULL STORY, B1

By John Seney

Parks seeks new board member

After serving a little under a year as a Goshen Park District commissioner, Matthew Horwitz has resigned. Horwitz was appointed last year by the Goshen Township trustees and was one of the first people appointed by Trustees Ray Autenrieb and Bob Hausermann. FULL STORY, A2

Goshen students work for prizes

Goshen’s Gresham aims for state title

Although only a junior, Goshen High School wrestler Chaz Gresham already had made a name for himself on the wrestling mat heading into the 2010-2011 season. With two, top-10 finishes under his belt at the Division II state tournament, Gresham wants to be the last man standing at 189 pounds during this winter’s event. FULL STORY, A5

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When Pappas goes before the grand jury, White said she will face felony drug charges instead of the child endangering. Drugs were found in her mobile home during the preliminary investigation after 3-year-old Brooklyn Upton was found, White said. More charges are probable once the investigation is completed and the new test reports are received. Another person was inside the mobile home during the night, White said. However, at this time, that person is not being charged in

connection with the drugs found or the death of the child. Pappas has a criminal history. In 2003, she was charged with theft. In 2000, she was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle while intoxicated in 2003 and 2009, driving under suspension in 2010, and a couple minor traffic matters, White said. She also faces a theft charge filed Jan. 25 by officials at the McDonald’s restaurant in Miami Township, where she worked until earlier in January.

CNE to study harvesting timber

Senior Services: Service with Heart

Students and staff members at Goshen High School are competing in an national online contest to win money and supplies for this year’s prom. And they could use some help. Teacher Heather Huening, the junior class adviser, said the school could win up to $5,000 to help pay for the prom April 15 at Paul Brown Stadium. FULL STORY, A2


Dads Day


Bob Haas and his son, Jacob, stand in line for donuts Jan. 26 at Donuts With Dads at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township. Jacob is a fourth-grader at Spaulding. See more photos, A4.

Clermont Northeastern schools own about 60 acres of wooded land behind the three-school campus on U.S. 50. Superintendent Neil Leist thinks some of the timber could be harvested to help alleviate the district’s financial problems. The CNE school board Jan. 24 voted to authorize Leist to develop a plan for cutting some of the trees. Board Member David Pennington said no trees would be cut until Leist came back with a plan. “It’s just something to look at,” Board Member Jayne Mummert said. Board Member Patty Spencer said she would not be in favor of “totally destroying the property we have.” “I would like to see you come back with a plan,” she told Leist. Leist, who worked in the lumber business when he was younger, said he knew people who could give him estimates of

the value of the timber. He said the district’s property contains several species, such as white oak and walnut, which have a Leist higher value than other trees and could bring more money. Any harvesting of the trees would be a select cut and not involve any clear-cutting of land, he said. “Maybe 50 trees if it is appropriate,” Leist said. He did not have an estimate of how much the timber would be worth. “It might be enough to save the job of one teacher,” he said. Assistant Superintendent Wayne Johnson said the board discussed cutting some trees about 10 years ago but never took any action. “We’ve never cut any trees,” he said.

Goshen budget won’t include job cuts By Mary Dannemiller

Goshen Township trustees are expected to adopt the 2011 budget in February, which does not include any layoffs, despite last year’s failed fire levy. About $660,000 in cuts were made to the fire department’s budget in an effort to avoid layoffs, which include delaying capital improvements and not replacing equipment. The trustees will meet next at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the government center, 6757 Goshen Road. “I’m very proud of (Fire Chief) Steve Pegram and all of the department heads,” said Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz. “They worked very hard to balance the budget with minimal impact on the general fund and the services provided to the township. That being said, there were significant cuts made in the fire

department to the tune of about $660,000. Because of the expertise of Steve Pegram and (Township Administrator and Police Chief) Ray Snyder, we managed to make those cuts without losing any jobs.” The budget also allows the township to honor the fire union contract signed last year, which includes pay raises and maintains staffing at seven employees per shift, said Fire Chief Steve Pegram. “The original proposal on the table was the union was going to forgo their raises and Pegram volunteered to take a pay cut,” said Trustee Bob Hausermann. “There won’t be layoffs, but there still is a $661,000 cut in operational expenses. New things that are going to be needed are not going away, but right now we have to work with what we have.” Both Hausermann and Kuntz said though firefighters were not

laid off, the 3-mill replacement fire levy, which failed in November, was still necessary. “I don’t want people to come to the conclusion that we didn’t need the fire levy,” Kuntz said. “That additional money to the fire department will be needed in the future.” Before the trustees adjourned into an executive session during the Tuesday, Jan. 25, meeting, Snyder presented them with a police department budget that included laying off a full-time police officer, saving the township $92,000 a year. When the trustees returned from the executive session, Hausermann said the new budget would include funding for that position. “We’re anticipating taking that additional amount of money to not lay off a police officer out of the revenue that comes to the general fund,” Kuntz said. “The total amount of money taken out

of the general fund revenue is about $135,000 this year. Last year we took out in excess of $400,000 and the year before that, it was $250,000. With management of expenses, belt tightening and cuts we’ve given the township a budget that’s acceptable.” Hausermann said Snyder also made several cuts to the police department’s budget that also included delaying capital expenditures and equipment purchases. “We’re forgoing equipment purchases like a new police car,” he said. “We removed all those wishes and wants from the budget in order to keep the officer. I don’t want people to get the wrong idea, we’re tightening our belts throughout the whole township.” For more information about your community, visit


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Horwitz resigns, parks to seek new member

By Mary Dannemiller

After serving a little under a year as a Goshen Park District commissioner, Matthew Horwitz has resigned. Horwitz was appointed last year by the Goshen Township trustees and was one of the first people


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appointed by Trustees Ray Autenrieb and Bob Hausermann. “It’s sad to lose a professional like Mr. Horwitz,” Hausermann said. “He called me prior to his resignation and I did everything I could to sweet talk him into staying, but he’s committed to some other things. “I didn’t want to see him leave. He did a wonderful job and brought a degree of professionalism to the table.” Autenrieb said Horwitz is an attorney who handles property issues and that made him an asset to the

Ideal candidates will have some professional background that will help the board plan Kathryn Stagge Marr Community Park. park district. “I don’t think we’re going to get someone with the expertise he had because of his occupation,” Autenrieb said. Though the township is accepting applications for the position, it won’t be filled until May when

another spot on the board opens up, Autenrieb said. “We’re not going to appoint anyone to that position right now because we’re going to have another vacancy coming up in May,” he said. “We’re taking applications for both positions.” Ideal candidates will have some professional background that will help the board plan Kathryn Stagge Marr Community Park, Hausermann said. “Whether it’s a lawyer, a contractor or a landscaper, we’re looking for people who can bring something to

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Students and staff members at Goshen High School are competing in an national online contest to win money and supplies for this year’s prom. And they could use some help. Teacher Heather Huening, the junior class adviser, said the school could win up to $5,000 to help pay for the prom April 15 at Paul Brown Stadium. She said the winnings probably would not pay for the entire prom, but “would take a big dent out of it.” The contest is sponsored by Stumps, an online company that sells prom and party supplies. Huening, who is helping the junior class

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kit valued at $300; a crown, tiara and sashes for the prom king and queen; candy bars that can be used for prom fund raising; and personalized prom banners. Huening said the students usually have fundraisers every year to help pay for the prom. Tickets to the prom also pay for some of the costs. She said a prom can cost between $10,000 and $15,000. “Proms can be very expensive,” Huening said. Kiley Collins, a junior at Goshen, said she has voted in the contest about 500 times. “I spend a lot of my free time voting,” she said. “We hope to have the best prom ever.”

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organize the prom, said the school often orders supplies from the Stumps website. That is where she learned about the contest. Anyone can vote in the “Prom Across America Contest” at A voter must register, but can then vote for their school as many times as they want. As of Jan. 28, Goshen was in sixth place among high schools in Ohio competing in the contest. There were no other Clermont County schools listed in the standings. The voting began Dec. 20 and runs through March 16. Besides the $5,000 national grand prize, there are $1,000 prizes for the winning school in each state. Other prizes include a prom decorating

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ment until May, the trustees also are giving themselves more time to examine each application, Hausermann said. “The park board has a gracious donation from Mrs. Marr and it’s our duty to make sure we get the absolutely best people possible to oversee the development of the park,” he said. To apply, bring a resume to the Goshen Township Government Center, 6757 Goshen Road. For more information about your community, visit ntownship.

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the board,” Hausermann said. “We need people with their hearts in the right place.” Autenrieb also said prospective park board members should be able to separate what they personally want for the park and what is best for the township. “We want somebody that’s strong enough and reasonable enough to look at the objectives and make the right decision,” he said. “They need to be strong in their convictions, but also be able to understand everybody’s viewpoint.” By delaying the appoint-


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Improvements underway at CTC bus facility By John Seney


Ben Capelle, director of the Clermont Transportation Connection, said a number of improvements are taking place at the county’s bus facility, including the paving of a parking lot and installation of a new fence.

Clermont League to tour Warbird Museum Feb. 23 The February 2011 meeting of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Tri-State Warbird Museum, 4021 Borman Drive in Batavia Township, across the field from the Clermont County Airport. The museum was formed in 2003 with a commitment to preserve the aircraft of World War II, educate visitors about America’s role in the war, to honor the veterans who fought and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Continuing to grow, the Tri-State Warbird Museum aircraft collection now consists of eight significant WWII aircraft with additional acquisitions planned for the future. Additional future plans call for the construction of a second 12,000square-foot hangar to display new aircraft. Construction of the existing 12,000-square-foot hangar and 5,000-squarefoot museum at the Clermont County Airport was completed in 2004. Since

that time, 25,000 people have toured the facility and many thousands more see the restored aircraft in the skies at local airshows. Following a brief tour of the museum, a final report of the league’s two-year land use study will be presented. The land use study has included topics like water conservation, traffic patterns, agricultural use and population growth. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For information, contact Elizabeth Fiene at 575-9359. The mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. League membership is open to all registered voters. The Clermont League meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. To join the league contact league president, Yvette Duguay at 752-8011.

Work continues on improvements at the Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) facility in Batavia Township. The work includes upgrades at the CTC offices, paving of a parking lot for buses and installation of fencing around the parking lot. Ben Capelle, CTC director, said work began in October and should completed in April. At the CTC offices, 4003 Filager Road, work includes



Morris family benefit

The friends of Lori Morris will host a Cake and Raffle Auction to help her family. Morris was killed in a traffic crash Nov. 13. Two of her daughters were injured in the crash. The benefit will be 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Milford. The doors open at 5:45 p.m. E-mail or call Darlene Bugajski at flashxoxo@ or by cell: 513-4606159 for more information.

Boy allegedly used gun

MILFORD – A 14-year-old boy was arrested and taken to the Clermont County Juvenile Dentention Center after a runin with police early Sunday, Jan. 30. Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said the boy, who used to live in Milford but now lives in Sycamore Township, attempted to buy cigarettes at about 1 a.m. at United Dairy Farmers, 702 Main St.

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being paved and surrounded with a fence. “It will give us more parking and more security for the buses,” Capelle said. CTC will share the parking area with the County Engineer’s Office. Capelle said most of the paving work has been completed. A top coat will be added when the weather permits. County Administrator David Spinney said federal stimulus funds and grants are paying for the work, with a total cost of about $544,000. No money from

the county general fund is being used. He said the fencing of the bus lot had to be done because the Federal Transportation Administration required that buses be parked in secure areas by this year. Future plans for the CTC facility include construction of a new garage for fleet maintenance, Spinney said. However, that work will wait until funding becomes available, he said. For more about your community, visit www.



remodeling of some offices, including a new front entrance and dispatch office. The building is being made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act by construction of a ramp at the front entrance. There also will be upgrades in the heating and air conditioning system for the building to make it more energy efficient, Capelle said. The building also has offices for the county’s facilities management department. A parking lot for the CTC buses on Filager Road is


"When he was denied, he allegedly brandished a firearm," Mills said. "The clerk obtained a license plate and officers were able to locate and apprehend the suspect a short time later." Following the incident, the suspect also allegedly attempted to force entry into an apartment at Oakbrook Apartments in Milford. Mills said the juvenile was arrested on charges of aggravated menacing and criminal damaging. The driver of the vehicle cooperated with police and was not charged with any offense, Mills said. No other information is available at this time, Mills said.

House fire

MILFORD – Firefighters responded to a house fire around 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. The fire was in an upstairs room at 108 Cleveland Ave. "The fire was determined to be accidental due to a candle falling on the floor," Fire

Chief John Cooper said. The occupant was transported to the hospital for minor burns and was released. Cooper said she's being helped by family who live nearby. The total damage is estimated at about $20,000, he said.

Farm Bureau event

MILFORD – The Clermont County Farm Bureau members invite young farmers age 19 to 35 to grab their socks and children ages 3 to 12 and head for Milford Saturday, Feb. 5. Farm Bureau has rented Jump Zone from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for some family fun. Reservations are required and are limited to the first 125 children. For more information or to make reservations, call the Farm Bureau office at 937378-2212 or toll free 888-3782212. Office hours are from 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Goshen students will support classmate at walk

By John Seney

Students in a fifth-grade class at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township are supporting one of their classmates by forming a team to participate in an Arthritis Foundation walk. Lisa Drees, a teacher at Spaulding, said one of her students, D.J. Cayse, was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when he was 4 years old. She said D.J. is otherwise a typical fifth-grader who enjoys sports, video games and hanging out with his friends. Because she also has a niece with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Drees knew there was an Arthritis Foundation Walk May 15 at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. When Drees told the class about the walk and how the money raised goes to the Arthritis Foundation for research, they decided to form a team and walk with D.J. The students called the team D.J.’s Defensive Line, because


Students in the fifth-grade class of Lisa Drees at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township have formed a team to participate in the Arthritis Foundation Walk in Cincinnati in May. One of the students, D.J. Cayse, in the center of the front row, has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

they are raising money not just for the Arthritis Foundation, but to help defend D.J. from his arthritis pain. “This has made D.J. very excited and happy, and has brought together a group of kids in a common plight,” Drees said. “They feel like they are doing something important and this unites them together. These children are kind and compassionate and hope to make a difference.” Some students from other classes at Spaulding also have joined in. “I think they are all very excited about it,” Drees said. Anyone interested in donating through the Spaulding team or joining the team can go to The team is listed on the website as SES D.J.’s Defensive Line with the team captain listed as Lisa Drees. “Help these fifth-graders make a difference,” Drees said. For more information, contact Drees at 262-6697.

Dads, students enjoy donuts in Goshen Fathers, mothers and grandparents showed up early Jan. 26 to attend the Donuts With Dads event at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township. Hundreds of students and their guests packed the Spaulding gym for the annual event. “This event is huge,” said Spaulding Principal Teresa Rohrkemper, who helped pass out the pastries. JOHN SENEY/STAFF

Eric Qualters and his son, also named Eric, enjoy donuts at Donuts With Dads Jan. 26 at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.


Steve Fetcenko attends Donuts With Dads Jan. 26 with his daughter, Felicia, a third-grader at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.


Paul Webb spends time with his daughters, Piper, left, and Katrina Jan. 26 at Donuts With Dads at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.


Dani Rupp, left, a third-grader at Spaulding Elementary School, attends the Goshen school’s Donuts With Dads event Jan. 26 with her father, Danny Rupp.


Spaulding Elementary School Principal Teresa Rohrkemper passes out donuts Jan. 26 at the Goshen school’s Donuts With Dads event.


Tim Briggs arrives at Donuts With Dads Jan. 26 with his daughter, Savannah, a fifth-grader at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen Township.

SPORTS Gresham aims for state title February 2, 2011

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The week at CNE

• The Clermont Northeastern basketball team beat Batavia 60-30, Jan. 22. CNE’s top-scorer was Hunter Voshell with 14 points. • In wrestling on Jan. 22, Finneytown finished 10th in the Wyoming Duals, losing to Norwood 36-18 in the ninth place round. • In girls basketball, Clermont Northeastern beat New Richmond 34-31, Jan. 27. CNE’s top-scorer was Cydney Hill with 17 points.

The week at Milford

• The Milford boys swimming team placed first with a score of 163 against Glen Este’s second-place 61, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s 12 and Batavia’s 11 points. Milford won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 51.81 seconds; the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 38.01 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 36.12 seconds. Milford’s Clark McCloud won the 50 meter freestyle in 2430 seconds; Thomas Prus won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 3.10 seconds; Beau Robinson won the 100 meter freestyle in 50.17 seconds; Dave Matulis won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 3.02 seconds; and Robinson won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 4.93 seconds. • In girls swimming, Milford placed first with a score of 151 against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s secondplace 84, Glen Este’s 80 and Batavia’s 1. Milford won the 200 meter medley relay in 2 minutes. 7.07 seconds; and the 400 meter freestyle in 4 minutes, 27.94 seconds. Milford’s Carolyn Storch won the 200 meter freestyle in 2 minutes, 14.19 seconds; Haley Kennedy won the 50 meter freestyle in 27.92 seconds; Emma Frye won the 100 meter freestyle in 1 minute, 7.76 seconds; Kelsey Meranda won the 500 meter freestyle in 5 minutes, 4428 seconds; Storch won the 100 meter backstroke in 1 minute, 10.23 seconds; and Margaret Craycraft won the 1 meter dive with a score of 284.25. • The Milford boys basketball team beat Western Brown 70-56, Jan. 22. Milford’s topscorer was Morgan Wolcott with 19 points. On Jan. 25, Milford beat Turpin 61-56 in overtime. Milford’s top-scorer was Rachael Sullivan with 20 points. • In wrestling, Milford placed 12th with a score of 30 in the James V. Horning Memorial Tournament, Jan. 22. • In boys bowling, Milford beat Amelia 2,665-2,507, Jan. 25. Milford’s Jason Ashcraft bowled a 454. On Jan. 26, Milford beat Anderson 2,6852,527. Milford’s Adam Edwards bowled a 418. On Jan. 27, Milford beat Turpin 2,5443-2,022. Milford’s Kyle Chance bowled a 403. • In girls bowling, Amelia beat Milford 2,117-1,869, Jan. 25. Milford’s Kara Bough bowled a 319. On Jan. 26, Milford beat Anderson 2,0951,559. Milford’s Kara Bough bowled a 381. On Jan. 27, Turpin beat Milford 1,9001,871. Milford’s Bough bowled a 297.

The week at Goshen

• The Goshen girls basketball team beat Hillsboro 3729, Jan. 24. Goshen’s topscorer was Allie Jeandrevin with 11 points. On Jan. 27, Amelia beat Goshen 50-30. Goshen’s top-scorer was Jeandrevin with seven points. • In boys bowling, Mount Healthy beat Goshen 2,2472,158, Jan. 24. Goshen’s topscorer is Tidwell with 381. On Jan. 27, Loveland beat Goshen 2,698-2,238. Goshen’s Rodgers bowled a 328.

By Nick Dudukovich

Although only a junior, Goshen High School wrestler Chaz Gresham already had made a name for himself on the wrestling mat heading into the 20102011 season. With two, top-10 finishes under his belt at the Division II state tournament, Gresham wants to be the last man standing at 189 pounds during this winter’s event. Gresham currently is ranked No. 12 in the country at his weight class by Wrestling USA magazine. Gresham discusses his passion for the sport, moving up in weight and his hopes of becoming a state champion. How old were you when you started wrestling? “I was 10 or 11 years old.” What attracted you to the sport? “I liked it and I thought it was fun. It was really interesting. I found it to be one of my favorites and I just kept at it.” You’re catching a lot of attention because of your performances at state and your standing in national polls. Do those accolades bring you pressure? “In a sense, yes, because I know a lot of people are wrestling as hard as they


Goshen junior Chaz Gresham, top, is a favorite to deliver the Cincinnati area a Division II state title at 189 pounds. can because if someone beats me, they get recognized nationally. That’s why I have to try to train twice as hard – so I can keep my edge.” After placing third at the state tournament at 171 pounds last season, you moved up in weight this year. What was the reason

for that decision? “I cut a decent amount of weight my freshman and sophomore year. I grew a decent amount this past year and got stuck between weight classes. I went with the heavier weight and it feels better not having to cut weight.” Who’s the toughest oppo -

nent you’ve faced? “The toughest opponent I’ve faced would be Morgan McIntosh from California. I wrestled him (earlier in the season). He’s ranked No. 1 in the nation at 189 pounds.” What impressed you about him? “His conditioning ... I

have not seen someone in as good as shape as him. He went a whole match as hard as he could and I haven’t seen any wrestler be able to do that.” You wrestled in December’s Ironman Tournament in Cuyahoga Falls. The event features wrestles from all over the country. What are the benefits of wrestling in that kind of event? “It gives you a lot of national experience and there’s a lot of college recruiters there. It’s a great way to get your name out there.” Which schools could you see yourself attending? “I’ve been thinking about Maryland, Xavier, and my mom and dad have been wanting to me to go to Ohio State. I’ve looked at Penn State, too. I’m unsure right now and haven’t put a lot of thought into it. I’m going to wait until the season is over, then I’ll try to narrow it down.” What would it mean to you to capture a state title this season? “That’s one of my main goals. As a freshman I wanted to win, and as a sophomore, I lost by one point in the semi-finals, which was an upsetter to me. This year it’s important for me to get my state title because that’s been one of my main goals since I started wrestling.”

Milford wrestlers fine tune skills By Nick Dudukovich

As the end of the regular season draws to a close, several Milford High School wrestlers are busy fine tuning their moves for the upcoming post season. Senior Terry Norton, who wrestled at 285 pounds last season, is looking to avenge an ankle injury that sidelined him during last winter’s district tournament. Norton, who is 18-2 on the year, through Jan. 27, suffered another ankle injury this season. Despite the setback, he is close to regaining his form and will wrestle at 215 pounds, said Milford head coach Jim Costello. “He’s got one goal and it’s to be on the podium at the state tournament,” Costello said. “He’s working hard enough to get there. He’s just got to stay healthy.” At 140 pounds, Jimmy

Shamblin will look to bounce back from an illness that put the breaks on his 2010-2011 campaign. Despite missing some time, Shamblin has managed to post a 14-9 mark as he works to get his body back into shape. “He’s just getting back to being well conditioned,” Costello said. “Hopefully, he can win some close matches at districts and we can get him to the state tournament.” At 152 pounds, Alex Weigel has stepped up to secure 13 wins for the Eagles this season. Weigel has showed steady improvement throughout the winter. “He hasn’t placed at any tournaments, but he’s been close,” Costello said. “He’s wrestling well ... we’ll get him to sectionals and districts and we’ll see what happens there.” Senior Kenny Latchford, who has 12 wins at 125


An official tags out Milford’s Dylan Roll, bottom, as he wrestles against Princeton High School’s A.J. Kowal during their 112pound match at Milford High School Jan. 6 in Milford. pounds, could also be factor for the Eagles in February. According to Costello, Latchford has wrestled well from the top and bottom positions, and is working to improve his footwork.

At 145 pounds, junior Jake Shamblin has picked up nine wins for Milford. His fearlessness on the mat is one of his best traits, said Costello. “When it’s time to turn it

on for a big match, some kids get psyched out. Jake doesn’t,” Costello said. “He goes out and wrestles his best match and gives it everything he’s got.”


Sign time

Milford High School senior Margaret Craycraft signs a National Letter of Intent to dive for Princeton University where she plans to study Visual Arts and Photography. Craycraft just finished her fourth season of diving competition for the Milford Aquatics program. In front, from left, are Sue Craycraft (mom), Margaret Craycraft and Kenneth Craycraft (dad); in back are Andrew Campbell (Milford Head Dive Coach), Graham Craycraft (brother) and Gary Tameris (Milford Head Swim Coach).


Milford Flight Night

The Milford Athletic Boosters Club will host the first annual Flight Night taking place at the Oasis Golf and Conference Center in Loveland Thursday, March 10. Guest speakers will include former Ohio State University Head Football Coach John Cooper and former Cincinnati Bengal All Pro David Fulcher. Regular event tickets are $40, which includes dinner beginning at 7 p.m. VIP tickets are $79, which includes a pre-dinner meet Coach Cooper autograph and photo opportunity beginning at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Milford Athletic Boosters Club. Tickets may be purchased at the Milford High School Athletic Office,

576-2208, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except when school is closed. All attendees must be 21 or over.

CNEAA sports signups

The Clermont Northeastern Athletic Association spring sports sign-ups for baseball, softball and soccer – in additional to early registration for football and cheerleading – will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26; and Tuesday, Feb. 1; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29, at the CNE Middle School building. Baseball: Tony Estep (546-8325) or Valerie Young (266-1483) Softball: Dan Ward (735-0477), Mike Freeman (724-9072) Carl Hoerth (625-2275) Soccer: Debbie Burns (625-1588) Cheerleading: Susan Purcell (4443252), Gwen Guthrie (732-1498). No football contact was listed.



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February 2, 2011






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Catholic Schools Week special at St. Louis

Like many other schools, St. Louis School, Owensville, is embracing a learner-centered environment. This approach enables the teachers and auxiliary staff to improve achievement through developing a collaborative culture called a “professional learning community.” These teachers are able to further weave moral fabric into their curriculum to ensure character development beyond meeting state educational standards. Students will enjoy a multitude of events during Catholic Schools Week. One event is a Christian performing arts ministry, Friends of the Groom, centered on the theme of character development. Student Council President Molly Kidwell describes the importance of pep rallies. “It shows we believe in

the school and Christian values.” This week includes service activities to honor the military with care packages and Valentine’s cards. Additionally, stuLaura dents support local initiatives for elderShoemake ly parish shut-ins, Community food and clothing Press Guest drives and emerColumnist gency victims. All week, Facebook fans online vote for the art contest to celebrate Catholic Schools Week themes. Principal Peg Hunsberger summarizes, “We want excellent academics, student learning and cur-

CH@TROOM Do you think political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz.? Why or why not? “As hard as gas bags like Keith Olbermann (good riddance), Chris Matthews and other opportunistic self-serving lefties tried to capitalize on this tragedy to improve their pathetic national image, political rhetoric had no influence whatsoever on the nutcase responsible for the shootings. I doubt if Loughner is even aware of Sarah Palin or the Tea Party. Those on the left keep embarrassing themselves by spewing such verbal diarrhea, and I hope they continue. Nov. 2 could not have happened without them. We need more of the same so we can finish pumping out the Washington septic tank in 2012.” J.J.

Which roads in your community are most in need of repair? “Concerning roads in bad condition. The road behind Red Lobster, and by the roller rink (in Union Township), is terrible. The holes are big enough to swallow a car, well almost. It has always been bad. A lady who works at Red Lobster said, in the 14 years she had worked there, she remembers one time it was repaired. This belongs to Clermont County, and when traffic is busy on Beechmont, this is the only way to get out to the light to get out. It sure would be good if they fixed it.”


What grade would you give President Barack Obama for his first two years in office? Do you plan to vote for him in 2012? “A well deserved grade of Fminus. I would not vote for this incompetent poseur if he were the only candidate running!” J.G.

This week’s question What do you remember about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986 of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I would give him a ‘D’ and no, I would not vote for him in 2012. “He gets a ‘D’ because while I think his economic policies, in particular his borrowing and spending, have put the country’s finances in a very precarious position. He is sincere about his policies and believes in them. “I just think he is very, very wrong.” T.H. “What grade would I give Barack Obama for his first two years in office? F minus. “He is adept at exceeding the limitations of government and interfering where he has no business. “And while I give him credit for being ‘intelligent’ in a way he is totally incompetent to be the chief executive – but he loves to bask in the limelight, which is one of the reasons I flunk him. I can’t stand arrogance. “Do I plan to vote for him in 2012? Are you kidding? Not in a million years.” B.B. “I would grade President Obama an F. He has not helped our county. “No good things have happened internally and much worse worldwide, people have really been affected by his administration. The health care plan is crazy.” E.S.

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riculum mapping, and believe that we can surpass the standards by aligning the Christian and academic values and virtues hand-in-hand. Each student is encouraged to work hard with their God-given talents. We feel that we offer the best curriculum we can and work to interject Catholic beliefs in all subjects.” She recognizes that her teachers “work so hard to help the children succeed. Daily, I witness teachers tutoring students to meet students’ (academic) needs. They are willing to do whatever it takes, during recess, before or after school or during summer. Some even offer special motivational incentives … going above and beyond a teacher’s routine schedule to help the student achieve success.” Eighth grader Molly added, “I

have always felt such faith-based support from all the teachers since attending my First Communion here through today.” Starting with an all-school prayer assembly in the cafeteria, students can petition to God among their community of believers. Mrs. Hunsberger adds that this routine stresses “we care about their needs and concerns. They learn to trust this community of caring.” Students can share other announcements within their small, family atmosphere. This family atmosphere has expanded to include preschool. Next year, St. Louis adds both 3- and 4year-old morning and afternoon programs. Mrs. Claire Bockhorst, preschool teacher, describes how religion is an essential part of this preschool. “I

Chronic pain is real, often silent ordeal My son Trevor has been through more in his 18 years than most adults deal with in their lifetime. As parents, it is extremely difficult to see your child fight for his life and live with chronic pain. I pray for you that you never have to endure that. As Trevor’s mother, I’ve tried to stay as upbeat as I can in front of our son, encouraging him and praying for him through his fight. Knowing this, can you imagine how painful it is to hear disbelieving comments about his medical conditions of chronic pain? I’ve heard the snide remarks about how well he “looks;” he needs to push through it; and people treating him downright rude and/or ugly because they are ignorant in understanding what chronic pain is. It has happened with our family (not those who live with him); school administration; his teachers; his peers; a school counselor; a school nurse; family friends; his employer; and more. The most hurtful remarks are from people who should believe you because they are your family. None of these people are his doctors. He has never ever had a doctor question the amount of pain he is in. Most people who endure chronic pain do not share these private mat-

ters with many people. You should feel honored they chose you. You can encourage them by listening and being positive. If you are not encouraging the person with a positive presence and positive comments, they don’t need you. I’ve experienced sharing about the pain he recently endured to hear, “well he looks perfectly fine to me.” My internal reaction is how sad for you to have a need to put down a person who already is fighting to keep themselves positive. Thankfully, there are a few people who have been Trevor’s advocate; his grandparents; Dr. Kelly Kirwan; some close friends; and a couple teachers. On a positive note, Trevor has had two big miracles in his medical diagnosis, which doctors cannot explain. Trevor’s Muscular Dystrophy diagnosis stated he was supposed to either not be with us or he was supposed to be completely crippled and his cardiologist is amazed that Trevor’s heart is doing so well. Miracles do happen. Trevor’s grandma and I took Trevor to a research hospital in New York several times. With different medications and therapies Trevor went from once bed-ridden to the

Trevor Ratley and Tamara Ratley Community Press Guest Columnist young man you may see walking down the hallway at Anderson High School. He attends school full-time for the first time in more than four years; and is only one or two classes behind graduating with his peers. Trevor is undoubtedly the bravest person I know. He is tougher than any athlete I’ve known and he is exceptionally emotionally strong. He deals with daily chronic pain. My husband and I are very proud of Trevor. Our prayers will continue for healing and who knows maybe he will have yet another miracle that the doctors cannot explain and he will be pain free, too. Tamara Ratley is the mother of Trevor Ratley. The family lives in Anderson Township. Tamara and her husband work in Clermont County. She wrote this column in response to a column about chronic pain written by Amy Monahan, community editor for the Community Press.

Thanks to those who make Clermont better Please join me in recognizing our 2011 Salute to Leaders award winners. Clermont 20/20 is pleased to recognize an impressive array of individuals and organizations that comprise this year’s winners. Despite difficult economic, financial and community challenges, this year we were pleased to receive abundant nominations from all over Clermont County citing good deeds, good work and selfless acts of kindness and consideration by individuals and organizations. It made the work of the Salute To Leaders Selection Committee all the more difficult as a result of the many excellent submittals. The winners are leaders striving to make their communities better places to live, to work, to play and raise their families. As you examine the salute categories, note who this year’s winners are. Appreciate the scope and scale of the time, talent and contribution being made. I hope you’ll take time to thank these individuals and organizations for the fine work they have done. Taking the time to care and contribute for the benefit of others is certainly worthy of a moment of thanks.

Cyndy Wright Community Press Guest Columnist

This year’s Salute To Leaders dinner will take place Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate. To attend, go to, scroll down past Coming Events to Salute To Leaders sign-up. 2011 Salute to

Leaders Winners Batavia – Ronald and Janet Bratten Franklin – Dr. J.C. Rudd Goshen – Stephen Pegram Jackson – David P. Lewis and David S. Lewis Miami – Dave and Melissa Fossier Monroe – Harold Taylor Ohio – Judy Middeler Pierce – Rick Rack Stonelick – Larry Bach Tate – Walter C. Carter Union – Total Quality Logistics Washington – Sharon Chambers

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like incorporating it in every lesson.” As a parent of four children in attendance at St. Louis, she attests, “I believe the school emphasizes how to dig deeper. It’s not just how you act, but it’s why you act the way you do. This grooms the students in their spiritual development and their faith.” Making this parental commitment to a parochial education lays the spiritual foundation for young children. Attend the All-School Open House Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Feb. 9 is the snow date), call 732-0636 or visit for ongoing open registration. Laura Shoemake is a parent volunteer at St. Louis School.

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Wayne – William and Elizabeth Smith Williamsburg – Lucy Snell City of Milford – Karen Huff William H. Over Leadership Award – Eric Grothaus Dr. Richard Zinsmeister Humanitarian Award – Judy Middeler Civic – Barb Haglage Education – Dr. Peggy Hager Environmental/Parks & Recreation – Valley View Foundation Health/Health Care – Travis and Michelle Fisher Human Services – Brenda Cox Rural Interests – Glassmeyer Safety & Justice – Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor Community Project – Williamsburg Operation Restoration Up-N-Over Youth Leadership – Amanda White Cyndy Wright is a commercial banking officer with Park National Bank and is currently the chair of the 2011 Salute to Leaders committee. She also serves as treasurer of the Clermont 20/20, Inc. Board of Trustees. She is the recipient of the 2009 William H. Over Leadership Award.



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We d n e s d a y, F e b r u a r y

2, 2011






Clermont Senior Services is all about ‘Service with Heart’


By Kellie Geist-May


“Let Us Never Forget” scholarship fundraiser volunteers June Wilson, left, Shannon Abernathy and Jack Dohrenwend work to paint gold stars on angels for the event tables. The theme for this year’s event is “Angels Among Us.”

Volunteers plan ‘Let Us Never Forget’ fundraiser By Kellie Geist-May

fundraiser it’s worth every minute spent planning. “It just makes me feel June Izzi-Bailey and her good to know I’ve touched band of volunteers are someone’s heart and helped working to plan the “Let Us them heal a little,” she said. Never Forget” scholarship “I came up with these scholarships – I dreamt it. I just fundraiser. The event, which is woke up one night and always held each April 9, knew it was something I takes almost the entire year had to do.” Those who have attendto arrange. “From the time the event ed the scholarship fundraisis over, I start working on er in the past might notice the next year’s fundraiser,” something a little different Izzi-Bailey said. “It’s a big this year – a lot more women. job.” “There are women out A large chunk of the time is spent finding fallen there who are fallen heroes heroes to honor. The and we want to honor them,” volfundraiser unteer June pays for two Wilson said. types of “It just makes me feel “We’re focusscholarships: good to know I’ve ing on that Scholarships this year.” for students touched someone’s T h i s at the high heart and helped them y e a r ’ s school of heal a little.” fundraiser each of the June Izzi-Bailey will be SaturTristate’s fallday, April 9, en heroes and at the Oasis scholarships for the high school of one Conference Room, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. fallen hero in each state. “Once we’ve found the The doors will open at 5:30 fallen heroes, we have to p.m. The program will start contact the parents to see if at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will we can honor them. It can be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per pertake a lot of time,” Izzi-Baison or $500 per 10 seat ley said. Organizers also find table. Corporate sponsorship donated hotel rooms to tables also are available for house Gold Star Parents $600. As the event date who want to come to Cincinnati for the fundraiser, approaches, Izzi-Bailey is put together silent and live still looking for sponsors auctions, and plan the and donations for the silent evening’s entertainment auction and the scholarships themselves. She said and decorations. This year’s entertain- they are especially hoping ment will be provided by for gift cards to auction as singer-songwriter Conley packages. Donations can be White and James Rogers. mailed to Let Us Never ForRogers has performed at get, P.O. Box 375, Milford, Dollywood for more than 20 Ohio 45150. For more information or years and was a member of reservations, visit the Tennessee National for Guard. He won a slew of or awards for his music and call Izzi-Bailey at 831-1651. shows and wrote “I Guard For more about your America” and “Where community, visit Eagles Fly. Izzi-Bailey said the

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For the staff and volunteers of Clermont Senior Services, “Service with Heart” is not just a slogan, it’s a way of life. “The business we’re in is to help older people enjoy the comfort of their own homes, to enrich their lives and to bring them joy,” said George Brown, executive director of Clermont Senior Services. “The real story is not about our services, it’s about the ‘Service with Heart’ our employees and volunteers are committed to delivering.” Clermont Senior Services was founded in 1969 when Lois Brown Dale received an $11,000 grant to open several one-day service centers in Clermont County. “She saw older adults who didn’t have a way to get to the doctor or get meals and who didn’t have any support from family. She knew we needed to do something about that,” Brown said. That vision, coupled with federal, state and local support, spurred the beginning of today’s Clermont Senior Services, which employs 140 people and is supported by 250 volunteers. Long-time employee and supporter Cindy Gramke, now the associate director of Clermont Senior Services, said “Service with Heart” is something the agency has been committed to since the beginning. “It’s really just who we are. It’s our culture and it’s what is expected from our staff and volunteers,” she said. “We can’t be all things to all people, but we try to be as many things to as many people as possible.” Gramke said that role can mean being a health aide or program leader, but it also means being a senior’s support system and friend. Program aide Cindy Young, who has been with the agency for almost 30 years, said that is the best


Costumed dancers parade before the judges at the 2010 ’50s/’60s dance, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services. American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel hosted the event and Golden Rule Catering served a light dinner.

40 Years of ‘Service with Heart’

Clermont Senior Services will hold a 40 Years of Service with Heart anniversary celebration Thursday, Feb. 3, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are by invitation only. Fifth Third Bank is the presenting sponsor of the event, so the cost of the celebration is being paid for by Fifth Third and ticket fees. Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown said that although the official 40th anniversary was in 2009, the agency still wanted to celebrate the milestone. “We want to celebrate this grand occasion and use it to thank the folks who have donated time and money to make us who we are today,” he said. “It just slipped past us last year.” part of the job. “When I started this job I found that, the more I did and the more I got to know the seniors, the more I fell in love with the idea of helping them,” she said. For someone who worked in the field for 25 years and with the adult day services program for five years, Young said “Service with Heart” has a special meaning. “‘Service with Heart’ means giving and sharing of yourself,” she said. “It can be hard when you lose someone – it’s like losing a family member. Do I shed a tear? Yes. But I hope I’ve made their lives better. I know they’ve certainly enriched my life.” While many of the Clermont Senior Services programs, like home health care, adult day services and Meals on Wheels, help people stay in their homes, the

agency also has a variety of programs to get seniors out and about. Judy Hayslip of Union Township is an active visitor to the senior services center at the Union Township Civic Center. “I come to a lot of the programs and classes here. It’s something I am always looking forward to, especially in the winter when it can get so depressing,” she said. “I think Clermont Senior Services provides wonderful opportunities to stay involved and active. It keeps my mind fresh and my body young.” “The staff and volunteers are all wonderful. They are very helpful and caring. This is the best thing I ever could have gotten involved in. It’s definitely ‘Service with Heart.’” Since Clermont Senior Services is supported by levy dollars, the Clermont


Clermont Senior Services Meals on Wheels volunteer Vernon Barnes picks up food at the Williamsburg kitchen at promptly 8:45 a.m. every Tuesday for his weekly deliveries. County commissioners have to contract with the agency. Commissioner Bob Proud, who used to work and volunteer for Clermont Senior Services, said the organization provides vital services and support for the county’s seniors. “The people who work at Clermont Senior Services are providing important services for the seniors and their heart is in everything they do. They all have such a heart for keeping seniors in their homes and making sure they have the services they need,” Proud said. For more about your community, visit

Clermont author’s hiking book popular at library By John Seney

A book by a Batavia Township author was one of the most popular titles checked out at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in 2010. The book, “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati,” by Tamara York ranked ninth on the list of the Top 10 nonfiction books checked out at the library. Emily Baute, media communications specialist at the library, said York was the only author from the Cincinnati area represented on the lists of Top 10 fiction and nonfiction books. Amy Prewitt, media relations specialist for the Clermont County Public Library, said York’s book did not make the Top 10 list for books checked out at the Clermont libraries.

“ T h i s could be because we only own six copies of the title,” she said. “CincinYork nati Ghosts and Other Tri-state Haunts,” by Northern Kentucky author Karen Laven was the only book by a Cincinnati area writer to make the Clermont Top 10 list, Prewitt said. “It’s pretty cool,” York said of the success of her book, which was published by Menasha Ridge Press in 2009. She said sales of the book have done well at local book stores and on “People are using it,” she said of the book. Readers often will show her copies of the book with notes written in the margins about


The book, “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati,” by Tamara York was one of the most popular books in 2010 at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. favorite hiking routes. Two of her favorite winter hikes mentioned in the

book are in Clermont County: The Cincinnati Nature Center in Union Township and the Chilo Lock No. 34 Park in Franklin Township. “They’re really pretty in the winter,” she said. York has a blog at where she lists information about outdoor things to do in the area and new hiking routes she has discovered. There are no new books in the works right now. “It’s too early,” she said. York runs a marketing and public relations firm called Landshark Communications. She has lived in Batavia Township about 12 years. For information on ordering the book, see For more about your community, visit bataviatownship.



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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $24 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township. United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church Luncheon Meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Free. Historical Hat Show. With Joy Galbraith owner and president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce “SUCCESS” award winner, Costume Gallery-Newport discusses the evolution of hats, along with bits of women of the day history. Presented by Anderson Hills United Methodist Women. 231-4172. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Winter Feast on Film Series, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, “FRESH.” Meet farmers, thinkers and business people all across America working to create new model for modern agriculture. Take closer look at creation, preparation and consumption of food today. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. F R I D A Y, F E B . 4


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or sixpiece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 7 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Beatrix Potter’s most famous longeared character grows up into a rambunctious teen, and he still can’t stay out of the McGregor’s garden. Recommended for grades pre-K to 5. Presented by ArtReach. $6, $4 children, seniors and UC students. Presented by UC Clermont Calico Children’s

Theater. 558-1215. Batavia. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 5

EDUCATION Once Upon a Time, 12:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Learn literary elements of storytelling and write and act out own new fairy tale. With help of professional teaching artists from The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. $4 children, free for parents. Presented by UC Clermont Calico Children’s Theater. 558-1215. Batavia. Starting a School Garden Program, 910:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, First 10 steps to creating a school garden program. All workshops, except for March 12, take place at the gardens. $25 per workshop. Registration required, available online. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 3242873;; / Loveland. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.


Men’s Super Bowl Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Fellowship Hall. Guest speaker is Cincinnati Bengals chaplain Ken Moyer. $5. Registration required. 231-4172; Anderson Township.


Clermont County Historical Society and Harmony Hill Association Museums Open House, 1-4 p.m., Clermont County Historical Society, 299 S. Third St., Includes the Clermont County Historical Society’s archives, Lytle Dairy House and both museums. Exhibits and information on Williamsburg and William Lytle, father of Clermont County. Free. 753-5872; Williamsburg.


Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., 10-week contest including one week of semifinals and one week of finals. Winner of the contest receives $500 cash, second place receives $250, and third place receives $100. Run by Moonlight Entertainment. 248-4444. Milford.


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


Primitive Skills Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Animal Tracking. $80, $60 members., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Tom Brown III, founder of the Primitive Arts Collective. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, 10:30 a.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, $6, $4 children, seniors and UC students. 558-1215. Batavia.


Cake Auction, 6 p.m., Teen Challenge Ranch, 1466 U.S. Route 50, Live auction. Benefits Teen Challenge Cincinnati Men’s Ranch and Women’s Maternity Home. Presented by Teen Challenge Cincinnati. 248-0452; Milford.

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Volunteer Exploration Sessions, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Discover many volunteer opportunities available at CNC, including gardening at the Herb Wall, controlling non-native species and land stewardship, office assistant, Gift Shop Sales, guides, teachers, summer camp teachers and guides, early childhood education, play facilitator and more. Family friendly. Free. 831-1711; Union Township. S U N D A Y, F E B . 6


Turkey Shoot, 1-6 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, $3-$5. Presented by VFW Post 6562-Milford. 575-2102; Milford. M O N D A Y, F E B . 7


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.


Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. “Insect Invaders Past and Present,” with Annie Ray, assistant professor of biology at Xavier University. Presentations cover wide range of natural history topics. Presenters include local and national experts and CNC naturalists. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 721-2905; Miami Township. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 9


Painting Workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Passage Books, 126 Front St., Includes art supplies. $45. Registration required, available online. Presented by The Twisted Brush. 313-9330; New Richmond.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.


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.


Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., LaDonna’s Cafe, 1340 Ohio Pike, 752-1461. Batavia Township.


Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 5980 Meijer Drive, Free. 965-8240. Milford.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.



Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.



Life Line Screening, 9 a.m., First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St., Screenings offered scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of arteries in the legs and irregular heart beat. $139. Presented by Life Line Screening. 800-3241851; Newtown.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford.


Winter Fun Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Program all about winter. Ages 3-5. $4. Online registration required by Feb. 8. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-0580; Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 2

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Children from all faiths welcome. Christian formation process in which children experience and form faithful relationship with God. Family friendly. $100 family, $50 child. Registration required. 4744445. Anderson Township.

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Teen Challenge Cincinnati will present a cake auction at 6 p.m. at Teen Challenge Ranch, 1466 U.S. Route 50, Milford. The live auction benefits Teen Challenge Cincinnati Men’s Ranch and Women’s Maternity Home. Free to attend. For more information, call 248-0452 or visit

Job Loss Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Holy Family Room. Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 1 0

CIVIC Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township.


Cheers for Tender Years Event, 6-10 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Includes dinner for two, four drink tickets and an entry into reverse raffle for a chance to win $1000. Silent auction, Chinese auction and Balloon Bonanza. Benefits Tender Years Cooperative Preschool. Ages 21 and up. $65. Presented by Tender Years Cooperative Preschool. 5884975. Loveland.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Luncheon and Fashion Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., RSVP at Wards Corner, 453 Wards Corner Road, Business and professional women’s sorority. $25. Reservations due by Jan. 31. Presented by Beta Sigma Phi, Cincinnati. 771-7209. Loveland.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 1011 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, $50 for 10 classes; $7. 4747800. Anderson Township.


Valentine’s Dinner, 6-9 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Salad, bread sticks and lasagna or spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce from Olive Garden. Includes dessert and beverage. Music by the Sly Band. Door prizes and silent auction. Benefits youth group summer mission trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. $25 couple, $15. Reservations required by Feb. 6. 231-4301; Anderson Township.

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Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., By Golly’s, 248-4444. Milford.


Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Steve Bobonick. Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Earthhuggers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Maple Time: Bundle up and come along as we get a sweet taste of winter at the Sugar House. Indoor discovery time, songs, games, art, hike, snack and story. Topic varies monthly. Ages 3-4. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Awareness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Awareness of Sap and Syrup. Begins four-part series. Story, hike, craft and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 5-6. $56, $36 members for four-part series. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Discovery, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, From Tree to Table. First in four-part series. Introduction, hike and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 7-9. $56, $36 members per four-part series. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Maple Sugaring, a Behind the Scenes Look. Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided offtrail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $100, $68 members for five-part series. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Hands-On Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Selection of trees, tapping, sap collection, sap storage and boiling as well as finishing and canning syrup on a small scale discussed. Ages 18 and up. $8, $5 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturally Trivial, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Families can enter a “game show” about local wildlife. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $24 annually, first meeting free. 843-4220. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, F E B . 1 1 PROVIDED

Find artwork relating to the themes of evolution, metamorphosis and change that celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin in the Cincinnati Museum Center's new exhibit, "Form from Form: Art from Discovery." Paintings, ceramics, sculptures and mixed media are all inspired by Darwin. It is through March 13 in the John A. Ruthven Gallery. Pictured is "Metamorphosis No. 56," by January Marx Knoop. For information, call 800-733-2077 or visit

BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


International performing artist Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron, pictured, comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts Jarson-Kaplan Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, for the musical "My Perfectly Beautiful Life." It is the story of four women in search of balance and self discovery. Cameron wrote the music and lyrics. It is directed by Caitlin A. Kane and presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative. Tickets are $7; $4, students. Call 513-621-2787 or visit



February 2, 2011


All some people need is just a good listening to Hearing and listening are two entirely different things. We all hear way too much sound as noise. Hearing occurs when sounds and words are physically received by our ears. If we’re engaged in a conversation, we hear the other’s words, interpret what they probably mean, and then fashion a response. Ordinarily, we spend most of our lives engaged in conversations of this sort – not great substance but informational and polite, like a veneer on wood. Listening goes deeper than hearing. It’s interesting to note the etymology of the word “listen.” It comes from the Anglo-Saxon root word meaning to list, i.e. to tilt as a ship lists to one side. It leans a little. The word arose from the observation that when one person is really listening to another, he or she

may at times lean a little toward them in concentration to catch every word. Deep listening is an art to be cultivated. Not many people are accomplished at engaging in it. In fact, it would be interesting to ask ourselves the question, “In my lifetime, name at least five people I found I could turn to when I needed them to be a good listener to me.” True listening, empathic listening, is essential. It’s one of the main reasons we go to counselors and even pay them. It’s to have someone listen to the story of our life, take us seriously in a nonjudgmental way, and understand. How heartwarming when we find such a person. That doesn’t mean they agree or disagree, but that they grasp what we’re going through inwardly. Our deepest inner

experiences can only make their appearance in the world – and eventually be accepted by us – when someone else glimpses them and understands. By doing this, another person validates our own experience of ourselves. Listening is not only hearing words, but “hearing the speaker’s feelings” along with the words. Hearing only a flow of words is like hearing the words of a song but not the music that enhances them. When we actually listen, we grasp the music as well. To be a good listener we need compassion and empathy. What happens if any one of us tries to be a good listener when someone asks us to be? It means I will pick up much more than the words they say. I will detect unspoken aspects such as the emotions that vibrate in their voice.

I’ll note their body language, eyes and facial expressions as well as the speed that accompanies their words. I’ll call to mind as much as I know of their life experiences. I won’t be focused mentally on my own responses but on them as I trustingly look them in the eye. I won’t always have something clever to say, but I will respond to them honestly with respect and confidentiality. An adolescent undergoing the turmoil of their changing world is usually depicted as the typical example of someone not being listened to. That’s often true. But the truth is that every stage of life looks for a genuine listener. Consider the aged. Consider spouses. Consider yourself. So here we are in the Age of Information. Look at all those people on cell phones: tweeting, text-messaging, fingering thousands of apps.

Think of all the conversations today and tonight on computers Father Lou and telephones. Guntzelman Imagine all the words that flow Perspectives back and forth. See Dick. See Dick talk. Talk, Dick, talk! But what good is all the talk if no one really listens? Our hearts experience the failure to be listened to as an absence of concern. It implies that no one is interested in walking over the bridge between us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

What are your rights when you get a repair? Do you know your rights when a serviceman comes to your house to repair or service something? Unfortunately, all too often consumers learn the price after the work has already been done and it’s time to pay the bill. Laverne Wilson of Batavia said she had no idea what the final bill would be when her recliner chair stopped working after three years. “The back wouldn’t go back – some days it would and some days it wouldn’t. So, in December I called the manufacturer and they said the warranty had ended,” Wilson said. Wilson agreed to pay $120 for a serviceman to come to her home to see if it could be fixed. “He came out and looked at the chair. He turned it over and said, ‘I don’t think we can get the parts for that anymore.’ But he said, ‘I just happen to have a kit with me. Some lady ordered the parts and decided not to have the chair fixed, so I just happen to have it.’ ”

Wilson said she agreed to have the repairman use the kit. She said he had to cut the masHoward Ain sage and Hey Howard! heat sections of the chair to get the back working – and promised to return with more parts. “He never said a word about it costing more. So, I thought it was just $120,” she said. Wilson said the manufacturer called a few days later to tell her, “ ‘Before we order the parts we want you to understand it’s going to be $250 for what he’s already done.’ I said, ‘Oh my goodness. I wouldn’t have had it done had I known it was going to cost that.’ ” Wilson said she told the repair company not to charge her for the repair because she didn’t approve, but was told she would be charged because the work had already

been done. Ohio consumer law says you must get an estimate for any repair or service costing more than $25. In fact, you must sign a contract stating what type of estimate you want: oral, written or no estimate at all. “I didn’t sign anything,” said Wilson. “He didn’t tell me anything. I didn’t see (any) papers. I wondered about that because even the warranties I’ve had on other appliances and things, you signed something when they

came.” Wilson said she’s now disputing the charge with her credit card company. The company does have a right to come back and take off the repair kit, but it will have to return the chair to the

condition it was in – with the massage and heat sections working. Kentucky does not have such an estimate law. Therefore, it’s important to remember, no matter where you live, always ask up front what the

cost will be before agreeing to any repair or service. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Go for the extra point with these gameday goodies

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This is a healthier alternative than the norm, but still so yummy. 2 cans, approximately 15 oz. each, black-eyed peas, drained

Mix everything together. Cover and refrigerate anywhere from a couple of hours to a day. Before serving, adjust seasonings. I like to add extra vinegar, salt and pepper. Serve with favorite chips.

Seven layer dip

Guests can’t get enough of this. 1 pouch taco seasoning 1 can, approximately 16 oz., refried beans 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 cups sour cream 16-oz. jar salsa 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced Iceberg lettuce, shredded 6-oz. can sliced black olives, drained 8 oz. shredded Mexican blend or Cheddar cheese, or more to taste Mix taco seasoning and beans. Spread onto platter. Mix sour cream and cream cheese. Spread over beans. Top with salsa, tomatoes, peppers, onions and lettuce. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with olives. Serve with chips.


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These are spicy, sweet and sticky. Have plenty of napkins! Go to taste on the sauce. 3 pounds chicken wings, patted dry with wing tips cut off and each wing cut at the joint to make two Salt and pepper 11⁄2 to 2 cups favorite barbecue sauce 1 ⁄3 cup honey 2 teaspoons each: mustard and Worcestershire Tabasco to taste (opt.) Season wings and run under broiler until nicely browned on each side. Put into sprayed crockpot. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over chicken. Cover. Cook on low for four hours or on high for two hours.

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Cheryl Raine made my chicken chili for her Mount Healthy United Methodist Church’s annual chili cookoff and won first place. She added a “healthy dose of Jamaican jerk seasoning (at least 2 tablespoons).” Now that’s what I like to hear. Taking my recipe and making it better. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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I’ve shared a Big Boy pizza recipe in the past, and this one is just as good.

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February 2, 2011

Lions Clubs help needy and Haiti Howdy folks, Last Wednesday we attended the P.E.R.I. meeting at the Hartman Log Cabin on Aber Road, along U.S. 50. There was a nice crowd. This is a group of state employees who are retired and have legislative representatives who are concerned about retirement benefits. The CNE schools cafeteria group catered the meal and it was wonderful. We didn’t know they had this service, but it is a great way to help with the finances. The speaker was Chris Clingman from the Clermont County Park District. The presentation showed folks how the county parks are progressing and the different activities each park has. Clermont County is so fortunate to have the dedicated folks who are taking care of these parks and are so concerned about the service each park provides. Chris was telling about the Eagles they saw along the Ohio River and the river otters they saw in one of the streams off the river. Also the bird count they had. A young feller gave us a couple plastic tubes and we are making bird feeders out of them. We use the feeder for the black oil sunflower seed and this works great. Thanks to him. We can sure use them. The other day while watching the birds at the feeder, I saw a pilated woodpecker on a tree. It would peck the tree then turn it’s head like it was listening then quickly peck the tree again. We were watching a program on television that showed sled dogs in Alaska. I happened to think about when I was working here at East Fork in February we had a winter camp out. One winter there was a good snow. A feller that lived below Batavia had a dog team. He

also ran a kennel. He brought his dog team and sled up to the camp out. I got to drive the George sled dogs Rooks and ride on sled. Ole theThis feller Fisherman took his team to Alaska for the Iditarod to haul supplies for the other teams. His helper was a young lady named Page. She went to Yellow Knife in Alaska to live. I was told she is still up there. She was a fine person and knew how to handle the dog team. The feller that owned the dogs was John Gormely. He is still in good health. Last Monday evening, Ruth Ann and I went to the Jackson Township Hall for a Lions Club zone meeting. There were several clubs that attended. Each club was asked by the zone chair, Betty, to donate used eyeglasses. We took 100 pairs from the Bethel Lions Club and other clubs took them, too. A young lady that is a member of the Northeastern Lions Club will take these to Haiti. She will have several hundred pairs of glasses to take or ship. They give them to the people there. While we were reading the morning paper and drinking a cup of coffee this morning, Ruth Ann asked if I would like to have biscuits and bacon gravy for breakfast? Well of course, I said is it ready yet? Of course it was not but we did have that. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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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

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


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

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

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


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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

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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 live Worship Music and Multimedia

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

Office hours of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (O.R.C. 323-08)

Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

513 831 0196

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

9:30am 10:30am



7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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




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

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

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Owensville United Methodist Church

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

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

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

Pastor Mike Smith




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


Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

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



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

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

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 Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 •

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

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

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


Welcomes You

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service



Trinity United Methodist

You Are Invited!

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm


330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176



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

10:45 a.m.

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

Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor


A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

844 State Rt. 131

Bethel Nazarene Church

WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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



MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group

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

Worship Service


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

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

Classes for every age group

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

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

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


Amelia United Methodist Church






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



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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley


CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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


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

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






February 2, 2011



Camp, Jan. 10.

Brandon Key, 32, 5736 Lindaway, domestic violence, Jan. 11. David E. Hodge, 52, 70 Glendale Milford Road, weapons under disability, driving under influence, driving under suspension, carrying concealed weapon, Jan. 13. William T. Woodruff, 23, 5599 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, domestic violence, Jan. 14. George E. Adams, 34, 1361 Emerson, persistent disorderly conduct, Jan. 15. Juvenile, 17, criminal mischief, Jan. 15. Amanda Padgett, 30, 707 Commons Drive, domestic violence, Jan. 15. Taylor J. Haskamp, 19, 1112 Commons Drive, domestic violence, Jan. 16. Rebecca Hopkins, 23, 5511 Trenton Court, marijuana possession, Jan. 16. Robert Durbrow, 22, 1314 Boat Run, criminal damage, Jan. 16. Ricky C. McBride, 18, 13807 Todds Run New Harmony, theft, Jan. 16. Dennis M. Fordyce, 26, 15335 Eastwood, theft, Jan. 16.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Female was threatened at 6208 Melody Lane, Jan. 14.


Male student was assaulted at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Jan. 12.

Breaking and entering

Beer, etc. taken from Miami Market at Ohio 131, Jan. 15.


Medication taken at 5248 Sugar









Criminal damage



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Vehicle shot with pellet gun at 1427 Cheltenham, Jan. 12. Christmas decorations damaged at 6396 Waverly Hill, Jan. 16. Tires and brake line damaged on vehicle at 70 Glendale Milford Road, Jan. 16. Window broken in door at Pete’s CafÊ at 120 Ohio 28, Jan. 16. Firecracker lit on porch at 886 Carpenter, Jan. 15.

Domestic violence

At Lindaway Drive, Jan. 11. At Maple Leaf Drive, Jan. 12. At Wolpen Pleasant Hill, Jan. 14. At Commons Drive, Jan. 15. At East Tall Oaks, Jan. 16.


Female was threatened at 5710 Buckwheat Road, Jan. 12.

Passing bad checks

Bad check issued to Sardinia Concrete; $1,133.50 at Ohio 50, Jan. 10.


Boots taken at Milford Junior High; $200 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Jan. 10. Fishing gear taken from Meijer; $86 at Ohio 28, Jan. 10. Three I-Pods taken from Meijer; $915 at Ohio 28, Jan. 11. Wallet taken at Arby’s; $200 cash at Ohio 28, Jan. 11. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $32 at Ohio 28, Jan. 12. Motor taken from septic system; $810 at 1228 Eagle Ridge, Jan. 12. DVDs taken from Kroger; $130 at Ohio 28, Jan. 13.

Currency and medication taken from vehicle at 1010 Cooks Crossing No. 8, Jan. 13. Medication taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 113, Jan. 14. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $414 at Ohio 28, Jan. 14. GPS unit, mini heater, etc. taken from vehicle; $205 at 1725 Old Farm Road, Jan. 17. Subject changed prices on merchandise at Meijer at Ohio 28, Jan. 16.



Shanie Britt-Bautista, 26, Edgecombe Drive, child endangering, Jan. 19. Samuel L. Cooper, 24, 22 Oakcrest Drive, trafficking in drugs, driving under influence, Jan. 18. Amber L. Fleak, 21, 9 Oakview Vista Woods, warrant, Jan. 22. Bradley Gordon Jr., 29, 5 Robbie Ridge, recited, Jan. 20. Shane E. Jones, 36, 1096 Eight Mile, recited, Jan. 19. Tequila Kaesheimer, 35, 1096 Eight Mile, driving under suspension, Jan. 19. Jennifer R. Lay, 32, 320 Elm Crest Drive, contempt of court, Jan. 19. Steve Lindsley, 47, 901 Edgecombe, warrant, Jan. 17. Edmonds L. Meredith, 24, 9 Oakview Vista Woods, recited, Jan. 22. Jaime E. Miller, 34, 5 Robbie Ridge, recited, Jan. 20. Jennifer Mullins, 27, 6187 Dry Ridge, contempt of court, Jan. 21. Ethan Oney, 32, 5 Hogan Drive, drug instrument, Jan. 17.

John W. Peskin, 57, 3280 Dickinson Ave., recited, Jan. 22. Havalyn C. Ridge, 19, 5858 Irish Dude Drive, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Jan. 23. Brigid B. Scherer, 23, 3312 Elizabeth St., license not reinstated, Jan. 21. Samuel B. Sedgwick, 25, 412 Main, recited, Jan. 19. Ryan P. Sicurella, 29, 1112 Forest Run, recited, Jan. 19. Michael L. Tucker, 19, 6136 Taylor Pike, contempt of court, Jan. 23.

Incidents/investigations Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $20 bill passed at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Jan. 17.


Copper downspouts taken at 551 Main St., Jan. 17. iPhone taken from vehicle at 600 Chamber Drive, Jan. 18. Beer taken at 1058 Main St., Jan. 21. Digital camera taken from Radio Shack at 973 Lila Ave., Jan. 22. Golf clubs taken off porch at 128 Cleveland Ave., Jan. 22. Display balloon taken at 27 Cemetery Road, Jan. 22.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Joseph Opp, 26, 3007 Abby Way, domestic violence. Ronnie Brill, 43, 6597 Oakland Road, theft. Juvenile, 16, unruly. Daniel Sanderson, 48, 1569 Ohio 28 No. 2, drug paraphernalia. Dale Cooper, 42, 46 Timber Trail,

misuse of credit card, forgery. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, unruly. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, unruly. Laura Lockard, 22, 49 Bobby Drive, warrant.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 705 Country Lake, Jan. 5.


At 6808 Clarawill Drive, Jan. 7. At 7158 Thompson Road, Jan. 7. At 5714 Clemons Drive, Jan. 7.


At 264 Patrick Lane, Jan. 3. At 6667 Bray Road, Jan. 5. At area of Fay and Oakland, Jan. 11. At 124 Holly Park, Jan. 3.

Domestic violence

At Abby Way, Dec. 30.


At 6725 Dick Flynn, Dec. 29. At 7001 Goshen Road, Jan. 1. At 6360 Barre Road, Jan. 3. At 6793 Goshen Road, Jan. 4. At 6981 Shiloh, Jan. 5. At 6177 Ohio 132, Jan. 8. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 293, Jan. 11.


Denny A. Berrier, 41, 707 Ohio 28 Lot 102, Milford, obstructing official business at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Jan. 18. Michael Vonderheide, 50, 11784 U.S. Ohio 62, Winchester, Oh criminal

trespass - land premises of another at 3257 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Jan. 21. Josh T. Carter, 28, 4919 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, domestic violence at 4919 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Jan. 21. Desarae M. Dennis, 29, 6730 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, assault at 6730 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Jan. 22.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 6730 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Jan. 19. At 6730 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Jan. 22.

Domestic violence

At Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Jan. 21.

Identity fraud - obtain, possess, or use to hold out as other person At 443 Newtonsville Road, Newtonsville, Jan. 21.


At 3822 Bauer Road, Blanchester, Jan. 23. At 5630 Wild Rose Lane, Milford, Jan. 17. At 6187 Roudebush Road, Goshen, Jan. 23.

DEATHS William Melvin Gunter

William Melvin Gunter, 74, of Goshen died Jan. 25. Survived by daughters, Kathy HallNagelhout, Karen Gunter and Sherrie (Joe) Koepke; six grandchildren; and 11 siblings. Preceded in Gunter death by son, William John Gunter; and parents, William and Opal (nee Garrett) Gunter. Services were Jan. 31 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Brown County Public Library, P.O. Box 527, Mt. Orab, OH 45154.

Margaret Ann Hertzler

Margaret Ann Hertzler, 80, of Milford died Jan. 20. Survived by children, Martin Berling and Linda Clark; grandchildren, Tonya, Travis, Michelle, Jerry, Nathan, Adam and Emily; greatgrandchildren, Star, Quinton, Alexis, Hannah and Josh; and siblings, Joyce Dearborne and Jerry Stamp. Preceded in death by husband, Gilbert J. Hertzler; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Tyler; and sister, Carol Fischbach. Services were Jan. 24 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Ottis Wayne Livesay

Ottis Wayne Livesay, 52, of Miami Township died Jan. 18.

Survived by mother, Wanda Jean (nee Fletcher) Livesay; siblings, Kathy (Chris) Sanders and Ed (Teresa) Livesay; and nephews, Livesay Scott (Angie) Livesay and Cody Livesay. Preceded in death by father, Edward Ray Livesay. Services were Jan. 24 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: Ottis Wayne Livesay Memorial Fund, c/o Ed Livesay, 8851 Maineville Road, Maineville, OH 45039.

Jacqueline J. Pack

Jacqueline J. Pack, 84, of Milford died Jan. 22.

Survived by daughter, Pamela (Ryan) Bullen; and son, Brady. Preceded in death by husband, Dr. George T. Pack Jr.; and parents, Charles and Clara (nee Yeckel) Grossman. Services were Jan. 27 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Montgomery, OH 45242; or, the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Ralph R. Roush

Ralph R. Roush, 86, of Milford died Jan. 19. Survived by children, Judy C. (nee Brandenburg) Delaney, Barlow R. Brandenburg, Terry L. Roush, Danny D. Roush and Mark R. Roush; grandchildren, Kimmy Zapf, Bobby Zapf and Christopher J.

Brandenburg; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Riley, Elizabeth and Shanell. Services were Jan. 25 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home, Blue Ash.

Glenn R. Schuster

Glenn Raymond Schuster, 69, of Owensville died Jan. 24. Survived by wife, Andrea L. O’Brien Schuster; children, Barry (Kathy) Schuster, Gary (Robin) Schuster, David (Tracy) Schuster and Angela Rob (Kovacs); nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were Jan. 28 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

Edward Uebel

Edward Uebel, 90, of Mt. Carmel died Jan. 20. Survived by children, Darlene Sneed of Goshen and Dennis and Kenneth McLeod; grandchildren, Tony and Tod Sneed, Kate Maddox, Carrie Smithpeters, Mike and Lisa McLeod, Michelle Henderson and Joann Ritchie; brother, George Uebel; sister, Ethel Armstrong; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by son, Donald McLeod; brothers, Gus, Oscar, Robert, Richard, Bernard and Joseph Uebel; and sisters, Margaret Kidder, Marie Beyer and Ruth Taylor. Services were Jan. 24 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

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


Cory R. Ward vs. James Graue, other tort Ashley Robinson and Ron Robinson vs. Kenneth Lee Stamper Jr., other tort Jackie M. Kimberlin and Hubert L. Kimberlin vs. Kelsy McManus, et al., other tort Tammy S. McFann vs. Southwest Ohio Development Center and Stephen Buehrer Administrator,

worker’s compensation BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Mark A. Meeker, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Clay F. Becker, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Darren L. Warman, et al., foreclosure Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Roger V. Holt Jr., et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing vs. William Keown and Linda Keown, foreclosure Beneficial 1 Inc. vs. Wilbun Jones and Tina Jones, foreclosure Conseco Finance Servicing Corp. vs. Michael D. Applegate, et al., fore-






closure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Paul r. Reid, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Matthew P. Milton, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Timothy I. Yockey, et al., foreclosure Residential Mortgage Trust 2004-R1 vs. Norman S. Plummer, et al., foreclosure Morequity Inc. vs. Jeffrey K. Morehouse, et al., foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Chad R. Mosley and Tabitha Mosley, foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Dwight Eisenmen, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Justina A. Fazioli and Quail Creek Condominium, foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Lori Luanne Meadows, foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Jeff A. Weibell, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Craig A. Stephany, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Danielle Harless, et al., foreclosure MidFirst Bank vs. Kevin Funk and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael A. Crabtree and Sarah E. Crabtree, foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. James Davis, foreclosure 21st Mortgage Corp. vs. Melissa Farkas, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Anthony Tambash, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Billy W. McCord, et al., foreclosure Cameron Crossing Owners Association Inc. vs. Brian G. Vanden Eynden, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Rebecca L. Brock, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Gary W. Dal-

ton, et al., foreclosure Riverhills Bank vs. James Wayne Wallace, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Justin Baughan, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Roy Waugh, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Christopher Foster, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Danny L. Alsept and Leanne K. Alsept, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Melissa A. Richardson, foreclosure Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Jennifer Ward, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Alaine McGuffey, other civil Extendicare Health Services Inc. vs. Lucille E. Wieda Living Trust, other civil Michael Thompson and Nancy J. Thompson vs. Jeanne M. Townsley Smith and Dream Home Improvements LLC, other civil American Express Bank FSB vs. Pamela Thomas, other civil American Express Centurion Bank vs. Pamela Bollinger, other civil Keybank NA vs. Donna R. Griffin, other civil Key Resin Company vs. Elite Terrazzo Flooring Inc., other civil Chase Bank NA vs. Timothy J. Butler, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. FYK Transport Inc., other civil Lisa M. Osgood and Allen A. Osgood vs. Aaron J. Ahmed, et al., other civil Beneficial Financial I Inc. vs. Kristin S. Tracy, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Chris Moyers, other civil Walker Information Inc. vs. Parker Marketing Research LLC, other civil BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Charles Lee McHenry, other civil


Teresa L. Sharp vs. Justin A. Sharp Angela J. Dunford vs. Kevin D. Dunford Danny Hamblin vs. Pamela Sue Hamblin G. Robert Lawley vs. Courtney R. Lawley Kimberly Ann Persiani vs. Christopher Alan Persiani Dawna C. Carr vs. David R. Carr Roger Perry vs. Darla Perry

Frances M. Shelton vs. Charles Shelton Lonnie Lawson vs. Tina M. Lawson


David E. Brown vs. Sandra J. Brown Amy S. Gibbs vs. Brian K. Gibbs Laura Woessner vs. Brian T. Woessner Gina Michelle Huhn vs. Darren Keith Huhn Lisa M. Setzer vs. Michael J. Setzer Shawn Saxton vs. Jolene Saxton Andrew C. Williamson vs. Jennifer K. Williamson Jennifer Price vs. Jeffrey Price Vergil Harold Emerson Sr. vs. Jennifer Michelle Emerson


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. Jessica A. Knight, 22, burglary, Union Township Police Department. Brendon Kirker, 21, 2595 Case Road, Bethel, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan Emil Petrey, 23, 3170 Cedarstone Lane, Bethel, burglary, intimidation, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Marcus W. Armacost, 30, aggravated burglary, assault, violating a protection order, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Ray Krieg, 28, receiving stolen property, burglary, Union Township Police Department. James E. Sipple, 66, 4483 Eastwood Drive #17209, Batavia, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Meghan C. Mays, 26, 4041 N. Ohio 123, Blanchester, theft from an elderly person, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin William Pendergrass, 25, 143 Morris St., Bethel, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. David Holland, 53, 72 Greenlawn Drive, Loveland, theft, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Stephen Collins, 34, 2526 Garland Road, Burnside, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforce-

ment. Heather Marie Bryant, 26, 3977 Picadilly Square Apt. B, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Nicholas Baston, 32, 7675 Red Fox Run, Hamilton, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Robert Michael Moore, 22, 4424 Festive Court, Cincinnati, sexual battery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Rodney Phillip Burdick, 35, felonious assault, Miami Township Police. David Evan Hodge, 52, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, having weapons while under disability, carrying a concealed weapon, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Miami Township Police. Sara Isaac, 28, 704 Front St., New Richmond, illegal processing of drug documents, Narcotics Unit. Brian H. Yauger, 27, 906 Front St., New Richmond, attempted deception to obtain dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Nathan Michael Hicks, 21, 1095 Orchard Lane, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Richard David Matthews, 29, 600 Front St., New Richmond, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Dakota Boehm aka Cody Charles Boehm, 23, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Derek Zachary Donell, 20, 205 Main St., New Richmond, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Robin Lynn Egan, 28, 312 Center St., New Richmond, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in marijuana, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Toni D. Mattingly, 25, 312 Center St., New Richmond, aggravated possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit.


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