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Tom Rocklin and his granddaughter Annabelle Flynn. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held the annual Pacesetter dinner to honor two Clermont County residents and one Clermont County organization for their role in the community.

A DARE-ing challenge Miami Township Police Officer Kevin Petrocelli, who runs the DARE program in Milford schools, told students attending a youth summit to take the anti-drug message from the summit back to their school. “Start living this and you can change this whole community,” he said. See Schools, A5

A ‘blue’ buy The Clermont County commissioners want to sell an old building in the village that county officials no longer need. The building at 60 Market St. – known as the “blue building” – is empty except for some items being stored, said Wade Grabowski, director of facilities. He said the building will no longer needed for storage. Full story, B3



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Man held in slaying of Goshen Twp. resident Nov. 16 in his mobile home at 227 Mindy Lane in the Woodville Gardens mobile home park. The slaying took place about 3 a.m. The motive for Nathan crime was robParsons bery, Snyder said. After taking several items from the victim’s home, including credit cars, a pistol, a computer and a video game system, the suspect fled the scene in the victim’s pickup truck, Snyder said. Later that morning, the suspect

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GOSHEN TWP. — A 29-year-old Brown County man has been charged with the murder of his step-father in a Goshen Township mobile home park. Nathan Parsons of 16090 Eastwood Road was charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery following his arrest after a chase Nov. 16 in Adams County. He also is accused of abducting a woman in Brown County. Goshen Township Police Chief Ray Snyder said the victim, Richard Parsons, 69, was found slain

Richard Parsons was found slain Nov. 16 in his mobile home at 227 Mindy Lane in the Woodville Gardens mobile home park in Goshen Township. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

allegedly abducted a female acquaintance from the parking lot of the Southern State Community College campus on U.S. 62 in Brown County, said Lt. Randy McElfresh, commander of the Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, in a press release. The woman was able to contact 911 on a cell phone, allowing police

to track the suspect’s vehicle, McElfresh said. Officers from the highway patrol, Adams County Sheriff’s Office and West Union Police Department located and attempted to stop the vehicle on Potts Road in Adams County, he said. The suspect refused to stop and See MURDER, Page A2

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GOSHEN TWP. — For Veterans Day this year, Goshen High School celebrated a day early by awarding two local veterans their long overdue diplomas Nov. 10. The Vietnam veterans were Dave Conley, Class of 1964, and Leo Ferguson, Class of 1968. Both left Goshen High School theirsenioryeartojointheArmy. Conley served two tours in Vietnam and Ferguson served one Vietnam tour before being sta-

tioned in Germany and Korea. Principal Nancy Spears said after their situations came to the school's attention, they planned a special event. “Wesaid,let'sdoitintheirown high school where they would have graduated.” Initially the men were told they'd be giving a presentation to the students with some other veterans. Then suddenly they were in caps and gowns and receiving diplomas with their original graduation dates. “I couldn't believe it. I was

shocked,” Ferguson said. “It was quite an honor for me. It's always been a lost spot in my heart. I always missed not graduating and getting that diploma.” Conley said he couldn't believe it was actually happening until he had his diploma in hand. “I tell you it was second best day of my life,” he said. “The first day was when I married my sweetheart. Them giving me a diploma was unbelievable.” Conley told the students to not let anything come between them and their education because without a diploma, they're not go-

ing anywhere. “I hope by this all happening that if I can help one kid get his education then I feel I had a purpose here,” he said. “I don't think there was a dry eye in the house,” Spears said. “Eventhekidsgotemotional.The whole thing was amazing.” Both Conley and Ferguson said they called family members after the ceremony to share the news. “IwassohappywhenIwalked out of that building,” Ferguson said. “My feet didn't even touch the ground.”

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STONELICK TWP. — Hear ye, hear ye! Twelve-year-old Mikaya Esz has been appointed the official town crier for the village of Owensville. “It started out as a living history project and I had to interview a town crier for my project and he said I should be in the guild,” Mikaya said. The character she created for her 4-H project is a baker’s daughter from 1776 who stands in the town square and tells people about the fresh bread. Then she asked the VillageCouncilofOwensvilleif she could be their town crier. "I thought it was a great idea to have something of American history and tradition brought to Owensville," ViceMayorKimBeukesaid. “You have to give her credit for wanting to do it. I think it's great that a12-year-old is interested in doing that and so does council.” As town crier for Owensville, Mikaya rings in the council meetings. She’ll also beannouncingSanta’sarrival at the village’s Christmas party. “I'mallforanykindofexperience like that. It teaches respect and how to talk in public,” said Mikaya’s mother, Amber. “She applied for membership to the American Guild of Town Criers. She's the first child to attempt to become an official

Twelve-year-old Mikaya Esz in her town crier outfit. THANKS TO AMBER ESZ

town crier.” According to Bill Joseph, secretary for the American Guild of Town Criers, due to her age Mikaya is ineligible to become an official member until she’s 18. However the guild awarded her honorary town crier status. “She’s falling into a pretty elite group,” said Joseph. “Honorary membership includes Jamie Farr and several members from Canada who are world champions.” While Mikaya can’t compete until she’s older, she’s still having fun as a crier. "They think I'm weird,” she said of her friends’ reaction, “but I think it's pretty cool." Joseph said he looks forward to the day she becomes an official member because she’s helping to keep history alive, especially for the younger generation. "We're proud because she's doing us proud," he said.

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a short pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, an Adams County deputy sheriff fired his weapon at the suspect’s vehicle in an attempt to disable it, McElfresh said. The pursuit ended after the suspect drove into a farm field in an attempt to avoid driving over tire deflation devices, he said. Officers took the suspect into custody without incident. The abduction victim was unharmed, McElfresh said. The woman told police the suspect told her he killed his step-father earlier in the day, Snyder said. Snyder said he and Sgt. Ron Robinson went to the Brown County Jail where they interviewed the suspect. “He confessed to the murder and robbery,” Snyder said. Nathan Parsons is being held in the Brown County Jail without bond. Clermont County Prose-

Snyder cutor Don White said the case probably will be taken to the Clermont County Grand Jury later this month. “We want to review all the facts first,” he said. Clermont County Coroner Brian Treon said the cause of Richard Parsons’ death has not been officially determined. White said the apparent cause of death was strangulation. At the Woodville Gardens mobile home park, manager Wendy Parker said Richard Parsons had lived there since 1974. “He was a very nice man,” she said. “He never bothered anybody. Everybody liked him.” Snyder said in the 30 years he has worked in Goshen Township, there have been about 15 homicide cases.

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BATAVIA — Clermont County Commissioner Archie Wilson has asked that his defamation lawsuit filed against Clermont County Prosecutor Don White be dismissed. Wilson’s attorney Brian Sullivan said he filed a motion to dismiss the suit Oct. 27, a day before Wilson was scheduled to give a deposition in the case on Wilson Oct. 28. The deposition was not given. Visiting Judge James Brogan, of Centerville, Ohio, who is hearing the lawsuit in Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, has not ruled on the motion to dismiss. Wilson filed his lawsuit in repsonse to a defamation lawsuit against him filed by attorney Stan Chesley in late October 2010 in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court on behalf of the 2-year-old Cecilia Salby’s parents, Symmes Township residents Gary Slaby and his wife Brenda NesselroadSlaby. In Wilson’s lawsuit, filed May 18, he claimed his reputation was damaged as a result of actions by White linked to the death of Cecilia Slaby. That case has now been postponed until at least June. He asked the lawsuit be dismissed because the Slabys have asked for a continuance in the Hamilton County case. Wilson claimed in his lawsuit that White engineered the Hamilton County case against him. It claimed White was friends with lawyer R. Scott Croswell III, who lost a re-election bid for commissioner to Wilson. Croswell represented Nesselroad-Slaby during a police investigation in the child’s death. White has said he provided affidavits to Chesley in response to a public records request related to an investigation the prosecutor launched. White looked into statements Wilson had made during an August 2010 campaign appearance. In his lawsuit, Wilson denied making the statements. Wilson did not comment on the suit’s dismissal, and referred questions to Sullivan. White said Wilson’s case “was frivolous and had no merit.” He said Wilson dropped the suit “rather than go under oath again.” Sullivan said the suit was not frivolous. “The complaint is wellfounded,” he said. “At issue is whether Don White is immune from the suit or whether he acted outside the role of prosecutor.” White said Clermont County has spent more than $30,000 in attorney fees on his behalf. County Commisioners Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey authorized paying for White’s defense. “I intend to look into recovering the funds,” White said.


NOVEMBER 23, 2011 • CJN-MMA • A3

Clermont County considers pay raises

County to sell old Batavia building

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By John Seney

BATAVIA — The Clermont County commissioners want to sell an old building in the village that county officials no longer need. The building at 60 Market St. – known as the “blue building” – is empty except for some items being stored, said Wade Grabowski, director of facilities. He said the building will no longer needed for storage. The commissioners decided in August to demolish the building. But, Administrator David Spinney said the demolition would cost $25,000. Commissioner Archie Wilson said the county should try to sell it. “Someone may want it,” he said. “Why spend money when we can make money?” Spinney said the building, built in 1934, is in need of repairs and too small for county use. “It’s not worthwhile to upgrade for county purposes,” he said.

This building in Batavia is owned by the county, but the commissioners want to sell it. Commissioner Ed Humphrey asked if the property could be used for a parking lot for the court of common pleas, which is nearby. Spinney said if the building is demolished, it would only provide about six parking spaces. Commissioner Bob Proud said the building originally was purchased for use by the Clermont County Municipal Court probation department, but was no longer needed when the municipal court moved

to a new building on Ohio 222. Spinney recommended the commissioners sell the building by sealed bid. He said the request for bids will not set a minimum bid, but will give the commissioners the right to reject all bids. An appraisal will be done on the building before bids are sought, Spinney said. Information on bids can be found at under Legal Notices.

CLERMONT CO. — The commissioners are still hoping to give county employees a 3-percent raise, but some could get more. Recorder Debbie Clepper and Auditor Linda Fraley are asking for higher raises for their lower-paid employees. For example, one-stop office employees who make $9 an hour may be increased to $10 an hour. Clepper and Fraley both have cut costs and returned money to the general fund since taking office, they said. “We need to pay our employees competitively. I’ve done some research and we are low,” Clepper said, adding that having low-paid employees results in a high turnover and extra training. The commissioners

If the commissioners approve those salary actions without cutting elsewhere, they would have to draw on the county’s cash balance. The commissioners try to keep the balance at about 25 percent of the year’s expenses - or about $12.47 million. The current estimates would mean the county’s balance would be about $11 million at the end of 2012, said Scheetz. The commissioners will discuss the budget over the next week and expect to approve the 2012 appropriations Monday, Nov. 21.

said they wanted to get more information about the current wages and what neighboring counties pay, but were generally in favor of approving the suggestions made by Clepper and Fraley. “Historically, your people have been paid low. To be honest, you are the first ones in your positions to come and ask us for more. You have very dedicated workers and you make a strong argument,” Commissioner Bob Proud said. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said a 3-percent increase - in addition to other funding requests would put expense requests about $1.9 million above the estimated $49.1 million in revenue. Scheetz said there are some items in this draft budget that will change those numbers, but not dramatically.





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ment, catch basins and ground restoration. The final project to receive more funding is the Jackson Township Marathon Shelter and Drinking Fountain Project. In addition to the original plans for a shelter and drinking fountain, the commissioners voted to put an extra $19,627 into this project to pay for concrete slabs, park grills, benches and

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Rex Gordon, Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati president, welcomed about 100 people to the Willow's Bend Homearama groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 17. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Members of the public, including numerous elected officials and builders, attended the Homearama groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 17 at Willow's Bend in Miami Township. From right are Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo Jr. and Miami Township trustees Karl Schultz and Mary Wolff. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Students solve contamination mysteries By Kellie Geist-May

STONELICK TWP. — Sixth-graders in Laura Carlier’s science class got into character Nov. 15 to help solve two water quality mysteries. The students acted as scientists, doctors and detectives to piece together clues to answer two questions: Why were people in London contracting cholera and why was a small American town suffering from arsenic poisoning? The class was led by Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District Education Coordinator Judy Krebs, who gave the students the background helped them research the answers. Krebs said presenting the water quality information in a fun, engaging format helps the kids grasp the concept of protecting resources. “Ultimately everyone needs to understand the importance of conserving soil and water. Having me in the classroom helps the teachers address the topic and it helps the (Clermont) Soil and Wa-

ter Conservation District communicate its mission,” Krebs said. Many of the lessons address how the human element can affect soil and water. For example, in the London cholera scenario, the students discovered the waterborne disease traveled to England with a boat of tradesmen. Krebs has been working with many of these students since kindergarten. CNE invites the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District to the schools multiple times each year to present gradepertinent soil and water information. They discuss everything from pollution to landslides over the years, Carlier said. The lessons also align with the state’s core standards for each class. “The lessons (Krebs) brings to class are always perfect for each grade. In sixth-grade, she uses the lessons to talk about water quality through the inquiry process. The students have to ask questions and make conclusions, which is something we talk about all year,” Carlier said. “Having those lessons come from someone other than

Students rehearse their presentation for the youth summit Oct. 28. From left are Kristen Wooten, a senior; Ashley Rose, a freshman; and Spencer Wilson, a freshman. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Elizabeth Lambing, right, Emily Kuntz, center, and Grant Fishback examine a map to determine which water wells need to be tested during a Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District lesson Nov. 15. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

me sometimes keeps the kids enthused.” “This is really an opportunity for them to act like scientists, doctors and detectives. We’re not just

drilling vocabulary or working out of the textbook. With her lesson, the sixth-graders have to do the work and come up with the answers,” Carlier said.

Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District Education Coordinator Judy Krebs gives Dustin Lykins a contamination level readout to take back to his group. The groups were each given a map and a scenario, but they had to find where the arsenic contamination was coming from and the cause. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Stacy Mathis, executive director of Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township, speaks at the youth summit Oct. 28.



Students provide ideas to fight drug use MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Miami Township Police Officer Kevin Petrocelli, who runs the DARE program in Milford schools, told students attending a youth summit to take the anti-drug message from the summit back to their school. “Start living this and you can change this whole community,” he said. About 70 students from Milford High School shared ideas

about the problem of drug abuse among young people at the Oct. 28 summit. The summit, at the Miami Township Civic Center, was sponsored by Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township. Students broke into smaller groups at the beginning of the day. Led by an adult facilitator, the students talked about drug use and ideas for addressing the problem.


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Nick Marques, with microphone, a sophomore at Milford High School, portrays a game show host in a skit presented by students at the youth summit. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students in one breakout session group talked about organizing programs at the school to raise awareness of drug use. “You want as much community involvement as you can,” said Julie Darcy of Child Focus, the adult facilitator. Some of the ideas discussed by the group included in-school assemblies, after-school events and inviting people such as emergency room doctors, police officers and recovered drug users to talk to the students. “If you see the effects, you’re less likely to do drugs,” said Kristen Wooten, a senior at Milford. Darcy suggested in-school tele-

Some Milford High School students discuss ideas for anti-drug programs during a breakout session Oct. 28 at the youth summit sponsored by Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township. About 70 students participated in the summit at the Miami Township Civic Center. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS vision broadcasts could be used for anti-drug messages. Spencer Wilson, a ninth-grader, said the message could be shown during homeroom as a five- to 10minute public service announcement. Wooten said if the same message is shown too much, “people will just ignore it.” “We want to be aggressive, but not to the point people will be fed up,” she said. At the end of the summit, each group gave a short presentation to all participants. Community leaders and parents were invited to watch the presentations.

Some of the groups simply presented their ideas. Other groups staged skits to demonstrate the anti-drug message. One skit was a re-enactment of a teen party at which drugs and alcohol were available. Another skit was a “Family Feud” game show in which one group of students was a family that used drugs and another group was a family that delivered the drug-free message. Stacy Mathis, executive director of the drug-free coalition, said the information from the summit will be compiled for use in antidrug programs.


A6 • CJN-MMA • NOVEMBER 23, 2011

Pattison PTO wins recognition By John Seney

MILFORD — The PTO at Pattison Elementary School has been recognized for achievement by a national magazine. PTO Today awarded the Milford school a certificate of recognition in the magazine’s 11th annual awards for parent group of the year. Barb Blake, a spokesperson for PTO Today, which is based in Wrentham, Mass., said the magazine names top parent groups every year in several categories. There were more than 300 entries from across the nation. Only selected groups are recognized online or in print, she said. However, every parent group that enters receives a personalized certificate of recognition. “The judges want to

“The judges want to honor the contributions each parent group has made on behalf of its school and students.” honor the contributions each parent group has made on behalf of its school and students,” Blake said. Pattison was the only parent organization in the Milford school district to be recognized, she said. “It’s very exciting. We work very hard at the PTO,” said Jennifer Faler, who was president of the group last year and is second vice president this year. The application for the recognition was submitted last year, she said.

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The process involved filling out lengthy forms explaining the school programs the group supports through fund-raisers, Faler said. She said the major emphasis in recent years has been on raising money to but Smartboards for every classroom. The school has18 Smartboards donated by the PTO. Eight more are needed to accomplish the goal of having one in every classroom, Faler said. The Smartboards cost about $3,500 each. Faler said the PTO also helps bring in COSI and other special programs for the students. PTO members also bring in dinner for teachers on conference nights, she said. “We are pleased to have an incredibly active PTO,” said Gregg Curless, Pattison principal.


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New coach has Warriors optimistic By Ben Walpole

The Goshen High School girls basketball team finished last in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division last season, but new head coach Dave Mason sees nothing but positives. “We’re looking forward to changing that, turning that around,” said Mason, who was an assistant coach at Little Miami last year. “The youth program (in Goshen) is very solid. To have a good program you’ve got to have a good youth program. That’s one reason I came here.” Mason said this year’s team has a nice blend of veteran leadership and good upside. The leadership comes in the form of seven seniors – Allie Jeandrevin, Erica Miracle, Kelly Parriman, Kelsi Steele, Courtney Taylor, Kaitlyn Tucker and Jessica Wilcher. Steele (point guard) and Jeandrevin (shooting guard) are three-year starters in the backcourt, and each has been named all-conference twice. They will be key in the new uptempo offense Mason is installing. “A lot quicker,” Jeandrevin said. “So people in the stands are going to like it, I think.” Parriman also could benefit from the new offense. An athletic 5-foot-7 wing, she’ll be playing a lot at the four this winter. “She loves it, and she works so

Goshen High School freshman Courtney Turner, right, drives to the basket during a preseason practice. Turner is one of three ninth-graders who could contribute to the varsity squad immediately this season. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

hard,” Mason said. Unfortunately, the team already has been beset by injuries in the preseason. Jeandrevin, Tucker and Wilcher likely will start the season on the sideline with knee injuries but hope to return soon. Junior Julie Graber-Pels could provide help in the backcourt. A pair of 5-foot-9 sophomores Becca Davidson and Hannah Owens will pick up the slack in the paint. And then there are the freshmen. Goshen has a trio of very talented freshmen who could make an immediate impact – Brittany Clark, Kayla Miller and Courtney Turner. All three are guards who can shoot and handle the ball well.

“We have so much depth, the starting five won’t be a big issue to me,” Mason said. “I’ll rotate the starters. “The freshman group is very strong. They can run all day. We feel very fortunate, myself and my staff, walking into a great opportunity here.” Steele, who has taken on a leadership role with the young guards, is optimistic about the team’s chances this winter. “I think we’ve surprised ourselves,” Steele said. “I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people. We’re a totally different team.”


Kristi McKenney is back. Ten years and a few children later. “It’s great,” said McKenney, who was the Milford head coach from 2000 through 2002. “I’ve got three little ones now. It’s a little different than last time, managing a family life. But it’s been great. I missed it.” She inherits an Eagle team will a solid base of talent. Senior Morgan Wolcott has averaged double digits in points in all three years of her high school career, earning all-league notice each time. At 5-foot-11, she presents opponents with a mismatch because she can play any position on the floor. “She can play center,” McKenney said. “She may even be our

backup point. She won’t come off the floor much.” Wolcott’s co-lead in the Milford soccer attack during the fall also stands by her during the winter on the basketball court. Senior Kelly Yee, a 5-foot-10 forward, is a three-year starter. Junior Meghan Canter returns to start at point guard. “She’s a tough kid,” McKenney said. “She’s gonna run the team. It’s her team.” Senior JoAnna Eppers and junior Brittany Glasgow will provide outside shooting. The frontcourt has several options, including senior Kristen Knight and 6-foot sophomore Shayna Simmons. “She’s really starting to know how good she is,” McKenney said. “She’s played very well in our last two scrimmages. She just has to know she has to be physical from the start and she’s going to be a good one.” These seniors are 33-33 in their three years of varsity play, so clearly, they hope to break into the winning side of .500 for good this season. “Once they learn their roles, I think we’ll be pretty good,” McKenney said.

Clermont Northeastern

The Rockets face a reboot, after graduating six key seniors from last year’s 8-13 team. Senior Amanda Burdsall and junior Jessica Kirby, both 5-foot-8 for-

Teams reload after ’10-’11 campaigns By Ben Walpole

The Clermont Northeastern High School boys basketball preview begins like a sad story. The Rockets won 15 games last season but graduated the top eight players, including four allconference selections, from that team, and head coach Steve Mummert retired. “We lost a ton of talent and a ton of scoring ability, pretty much the heart and soul of the team,” said the new head coach Jason Iles, who was the CNE JV coach last season. Before you reach for the tissues to dry your tears, though, the sad story might not be so sad. Iles coached the Rocket JV team to a 16-4 record and a league title last year, and most of those kids are now making the jump to varsity. “We’re very athletic,” Iles said. “And all the kids I have on board are very coachable and eager to learn.” The team has five seniors in Alex Gilkerson, Jeff Johnson, Trey Johnson, Zach Myers and Lucas Wolfe. Wolfe, 6-foot-3, will be a key player in the paint. “He’ll be the dominant force for us, scoring wise,” Iles said. Derick Schmidt, a 6-foot-4 junior, is another projected starter inside. Iles praised Gilkerson’s leadership. Jeff Johnson and Myers also will help on the wing. Trey Johnson takes over the point guard duties, after putting in a summer of rigorous workouts. “His offseason work ethic was second to none,” Iles said. “He is tremendously improved.” Sophomore Jay Teaney has a bright future at the shooting guard spot. Iles is hoping his team can play fast, use its athleticism in the open floor and out-work opponents on defense. “We’re implementing some new offenses,” Iles said.

Clermont Northeastern High School senior Lucas Wolfe (14) boxes out an opponent from Little Miami during a scrimmage, Nov. 15. Head coach Jason Iles called Wolfe "a great leader" for the team. BEN WALPOLE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“They’ve really bought into the program. They’re buying into the new system.”


Milford has been one of the most consistent boys basketball programs in the area during the last half decade, churning out 12 to 15 wins a year. Last season was a breakout success even by the Eagles’ own high standards, as the team won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East championship with a 14-2 league record. This year’s squad has a good group of returning talent but plenty of holes to hill. The Eagles graduated four all-conference players, including the FAVC East co-Player of the Year in Zach Baker. Head coach Joe Cambron’s team won’t be hurting for size. Senior Rob Overbeck is a

three-year starter. At 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, he figures to be one of the conference’s most dominant big men. He averaged nine points and six rebounds per game last year, while shooting 55-percent from the floor. His brother, Cy Overbeck, a 6-foot-6 junior, provides more length in the lane. And then there’s junior returnee Garrett Mayleben. The 6-foot-8, 205pound forward has drawn interest from Division I colleges (Wright State has already offered a scholarship). He averaged about three points and three rebounds per game as a sophomore – numbers that figure to expand quite a bit this season. Robby Conley, a 6-foot-2 wing, is the only other senior on the roster, along with Rob Overbeck. The Eagles especially are

young in the backcourt, where they’ll be working in a brand new rotation of players.


The Warriors are coming off an outstanding season that saw them go 17-4, win the SBC American Division championship and nearly beat McNicholas in the Division II sectional semifinals (McNick won 35-34). Now the team must replace a very talented senior class of 10, including all-leaguers Nick Wake, Derek Koch, Anthony Voto and James Ashcraft. Wake is playing at Heidelburg University. Scott Wake returns as head coach, looking to build on last season’s success. He’ll rely mainly on players from last year’s JV team to maintain the winning tradition.

wards, return with a lot of varsity experience and will be the foundation on which to build – especially early. “They played a big role in our defense,” Kreimer said. “They weren’t our scorers. But I’m expecting more scoring from them this year.” Seniors Sarah Mantel and 6foot forward Emily Werring also should provide leadership. The team’s talent level is far from depleted, despite the senior losses. Last season’s JV squad won 17 games, and that team’s top players – junior shooting guard Chelsae Osborn and 6-foot junior post Carly Aselage – could be two of the varsity’s best scorers this winter. “It does give me a little bit of confidence, because we lost six seniors,” Kreimer said. “We’re looking really good in conditioning, getting out in transition, running our offense to a T. It’s looking good, but we’re playing ourselves, so we’ll have to see.” Junior JoEllen Schmidt, sophomore Bri Simpson and freshman Rachel Ward give Kreimer even more options in the backcourt. With so many new players to the varsity, the coach isn’t jumping to make any predictions. “We’ve still got to build that team continuity, working together as a team,” Kreimer said. “That’s our main goal starting out.”

BRIEFLY All stars

Twelve College of Mount St. Joseph football players have been selected by the HCAC this season as All-Conference award winners. Those selected for the first team were: Junior running back James Clay; senior offensive lineman Rob Bowman, a New Richmond High School graduate; senior offensive lineman Joe Noble, a Colerain High School graduate; senior defensive lineman Brett Hambrick, an Elder High School grad; senior linebacker Tyler Hopperton, a Simon Kenton High School grad and sophomore defensive back Will Palmer. Second-team honors were given to: Junior tight end Rob Blundred from Oak Hills High School; senior defensive lineman Rob Fox from Colerain High School; sophomore defensive lineman Russell Turner II; junior defensive lineman Sean Brooks; and senior defensive back Cory Babbington. Senior defensive back Derek Termuhlen from Milford High School was named Honorable Mention. Noble and Hambrick are three-time All-Conference winners (2009-2011), while Fox is a two-time All-HCAC honoree (2009, 2001). All of the other 2011 honorees are first-time All-Conference recipients.

SIDELINES Youth basketball league

The Clermont Northeastern hoopsters league welcomes any girl or boy in kindergarten through third grades from surrounding areas who would like to play. Games will be at Clermont Northeastern High School. Dates will be the four Saturdays in January and the first Saturday in February. Limited spots are available and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost is $50, which includes T-shirt. Contact Coach Iles at



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in favor of indenturing civil servants (it lost - yea!) thought better of carrying a sign around disrespecting the police and encouraging others to vote to reduce their economic status right there in front of the police station. If you support reducing people’s rights and crimping their economic opportunities, it’s a bit disingenuous to sneak into the voting booth and vote that way while not having the courage to come out and say so to someone’s face - I’m just saying. I contemplated the mind-set of people whose courage is strong when there’s no one around to challenge their opinions, or when they are part of an anti-intellectual lynch mob, or when they can espouse servitude for others while being able to hide behind initialsonly diatribes in the Advertiser. But when there is opposition, they sneak around and do such things as hide political signs so that one would get the impression that the city itself endorsed the scurrilous sentiments embedded in SB5. Of course, such people demand first-rate police and fire protection, demand that teachers educate even the least prepared

students to Ivy League standards, and demand government personnel be professional and obsequious when addressed - and that they all perform at pay grades their “masters” decide are appropriate. The signs in the trash made more sense after I thought about it. People who push the ideology of servitude-for-you and subservience-to-me have contempt for those of us who haven’t got rich. Throwing election posters in a dumpster is symptomatic of the thinking one would expect from people whose contempt outruns their common sense. After all the city hall parking lot has a security camera and if the city wanted, it could make an example out of whomever. But this takes money and time; money is short and time is money. So the scofflaws escape punishment thanks to conditions for which they are responsible. I waited for a Republican to fetch the signs out the dumpster. At least my age slowed down for a day. Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at

CH@TROOM Nov. 16 questions Now that Cincinnati voters have cleared the way for construction of the streetcar project, do you think the project will be successful? Why or why not? Would you ride the streetcar?

“I live in Anderson. I work in downtown Cincinnati. The streetcar won't bring me to work. It won't take me to the grocery store or church or the gym. I walk to meetings downtown. I have no meetings on campus or in OTR. I doubt I will ever use the streetcar. “What a waste when what we really need is light rail that allows people to travel from Kings Island to the airport with stops everywhere in between. What we also need is a connector between the eastside and 71. It takes me forever to get to Kenwood Mall. The streetcar isn't going to take me there either.” E.E.C. “The city of Cincinnati is clearly in decline. The street car will be built, at the cost of who knows how many police and fire. It will be just another boondogle, like the subway system and like the transportation center under Second or Third street that no one uses. “The recent sweep by the Democrats of City Council elections will mean that Cincinnati will increase its slide towards becoming like most other large cities that are controlled by the Democrats. It will be a place where only the poor, with the help of a generous welfare system, and the well-off, with the benefit of an excess of money, can thrive. The middle class will accelerate their exodus to the far suburbs and Clermont, Warren and Butler counties.” T.H. “I remember riding streetcars as a boy. The buses that replaced them were seen as progress. Why intelligent people believe this old-fashioned mode of transportation will attract regu-

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lar users, escapes me. If the yen for nostalgia somehow moves me to go downtown for a ride, I'm sure that one trip will last me a lifetime. I predict the success of the streetcar will not come close to matching the success of the Freedom Center.” R.V. “This project is doomed to failure. A streetcar which goes slower than a person can walk serves no purpose whatsoever – it would have made sense for three quick connections between Fountain Square and the casino, the casino to The Banks, and The Banks to Fountain Square – but a slow ride to Overthe-Rhine, which people will not have time to ride, eat lunch, and get back in the hour most working people have for lunch is a completely pointless waste of taxpayer money.” S.D. “I really hope it is, but like the Freedom Center and Paul Brown Stadium, I expect that it will not be a good deal for the taxpayers. The hidden costs are going to haunt us for many years to come. Estimates for operating costs, utility relocations, costs, and ridership are all way off. “I predict that when the construction is half complete the estimates will skyrocket and we'll face a painful decision as to abandon the project or double down since we'll have spent too much money to turn back. Recall the ill-fated subway?” P.C.



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Throwing election signs in dumpster are symptomatic Ironically, just as I wrote about how to conserve what time you have left after 60, I volunteered to hoist electioneering signs at Leonard the Five Points Harding Building in MilCOMMUNITY ford. It did not PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST take long to learn that the fastest way to make time slow down is to stand around in the cold waiting for something to happen. While it wasn’t exactly adding years to my life, it certainly seemed as if it were. I finally walked to UDF and got a coffee to chase the chill. When I finished the coffee, I strolled over to the city hall’s dumpster to drop my empty cup therein. As I opened the lid, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but Re-elect Judge Zuk and Vote-Noon-2 signs covered with trash and smear. Just to make sure I was seeing what I saw, I snapped some pics since I cannot draw. I was the only poll worker there - I guess the person who was against the judge (who lost) and


“When I go downtown, I usually park my car near P&G and walk just about everywhere I need to go. Our downtown is not that big. I think the streetcar will be a colossal waste of money that will have few riders. 10 years from now, we will be lamenting it as a white elephant, just like the giant unused transportation center. How about using the $100 million dollars to pay down the stadium funds or (gasp), build a transit line over existing rights of way to the transportation center from the east side of town. No, that would make too much sense and might even attract some riders.” F.S.D. “I grew up in Cleveland where no one doubts the value of a good light rail system. As I understand the streetcar proposal, it will provide much of the same value. The real goal will be to link downtown, U.C., the hospitals, and the airport, and if Ohio ever gets the 3C rail together we will have a home run. Much depends on how well the routes, stops and maps are designed. Go to Shaker Heights if you don't think this will work well.” N.F. “Do I think the streetcar project will be successful? My best guess is ‘no.’ “My reasons are multiple: downtown Cincinnati is not as safe as it once was; streetcars are an obsolete form of transportation; the routes that are laid out may not be practical; the fares that are collected will probably not offset the cost of construction. Need more? “Will I ride the streetcar? I can't think of any reason why I would.” Bill B. Personally, I think it is a waste of money, waste of time, waste of transportation, and I have never supported it and will not ride it!” O.H.R.

Choose to be thankful This is the time of year when we reflect on things we are thankful for, or at least that’s what the media tells us to do. Caring and For some sharing people life’s blessings are LINDA EPPLER obvious, and for others, not so obvious. When someone asks what we’re thankful for, many of us automatically start to think negatively about what we don’t have. I guess human nature causes us to take for granted those things that we enjoy on a daily basis, and yearn for what is outside our reach. I sometimes hear people talk about what they don’t have or how badly they feel and comment, “I guess I should be thankful, because so-and-so is worse off than I am.” Surely we can find something to be grateful for besides the fact that someone is worse off. It may take some effort to think of a blessing, but it’s there. We do ourselves good to simply be thankful for this moment. We don’t know what the future holds, so why let it ruin what is pleasant now? Of course, actually being thankful for the present can require some effort. It may not come easy or automatically, but it

does come with its own reward. Take a few minutes and turn your complaints into blessings. For instance, be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have plenty to eat. Be thankful for all the complaining you hear about our government, because it means we have freedom of speech; or that huge heating bill because it means you are warm; or the pile of laundry because it means you have clothes to wear. And how about appreciating a few nonmaterial things in life? I'm thankful for music to fill the house, when I am the only one in it. I'm thankful for words of encouragement from friends that care. I'm thankful for winter, because I love spring all the more. I'm thankful for neighbors that smile and wave, even though I don’t know some of their names. Understanding that you should be grateful won’t help much if you don’t put it into practice. Allocate special time for your “session of gratitude” even if it’s only 5-10 minutes a day. Think about the good things that happen in your days and express your gratitude. There are blessings all around you. Just make up your mind to see them. Linda Eppler is the director of communications and lifelong learning for Clermont Senior Services.

New education extension boss Hello, Clermont County. I am Gigi Neal, the Ohio State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources educator for Clermont County. After 14 years of teaching agriculture education and FFA in Brown County; eight years at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington and the last six years at Eastern Brown Local, I decided to pursue a new avenue of my life, with a little assistance from budget cuts. I am excited to transition from teaching adolescents and young adults in comprehensive high school settings, to working Gigi Neal with the broader audience of ClerCOLUMNIST mont County. My husband, Brian, and I live on a family farm in Georgetown, with our son, who keeps us on our toes. Raising beef cattle for 4-H projects (a steer and two feeder calves) and getting ready to show in the BEST (Beef Exhibitors Show Total) program through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association this winter, creative writing projects, plus fifth-grade school work, this little guy has us on the go. Now he, I mean we, because it’s our family time, are working with a large market heifer, market steer and breeding heifer and I think we will have to see what calves we get in February to add to the project line up. Our family will be busy and that is the only way we want to be, involved as a family in his 4-H project. Brian operates a truck and tractor pulling sled for Patriot Motorsports and Sled Rental, traveling most of his summer in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana and Illinois on sanctioned and non-sanctioned circuits as well as, working on the Neal Family Farms. I am no stranger to agriculture, growing up on a family farm in Ripley, we raised cattle, hay and tobacco and I raised sheep and feeder calves for 4-H. I worked my

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way through college as a program assistant for The Ohio State University – Brown County and then the University of Kentucky - Management Operations. Oh yes, I did say UK, I am not a traditional scarlet and gray person, I do bleed BLUE. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and then my master’s of education from Nova Southeastern University. I served on the Ohio Association of Agriculture Educators executive officer team from 2003 to 2008, culminating as president in 2007. Clermont County, thank you for welcoming me with open arms and getting my hands dirty right off the bat. I look forward to a long working relationship with your county and communities. Feel free to contact me at 513-732-7070, ext. 13, or with your agriculture and natural resources inquiries.

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Clermont Chamber honors Pacesetter winners CLERMONT CO. — The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held the annual Pacesetter dinner to honor two Clermont County residents and one Clermont County organization for their role in the community. Tom Rocklin was named the Edward J. Parish Pacesette, UC Clermont earned the Corporate Pacesetter and Chris Smith was awarded the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter. The dinner was Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Eastgate.



PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES Tom Rocklin was given the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at the Pacesetter dinner Nov. 10. Rocklin attended the dinner with his family, including his granddaughter Annabelle Flynn. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford City Council member Amy Brewer talks with Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey before the Pacesetter banquet Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Representatives from WesBanco, KeyBank and Park National Bank chat at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter dinner Nov. 10. From left are: Joe Schiesler of KeyBank, Bob Dameron of WesBanco, Cyndy Wright of Park National Bank and Sam DeBonis of Park National Bank. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont County Prosecutor Don White, left, Sherry Light of Wm. Light Paving, and State Rep. Joe Uecker talk shop at the Pacesetter banquet Nov. 10. KELLIE

Mike Pride of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, left, spends time with Clermont Senior Services Chairman Tom Cole and his wife June Cole. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Jason Sims, right, and Executive Director Susan Vilardo chat with R.J. Vilardo at the Pacesetter dinner Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Chris Smith, back right, was named the 2011 recipient of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce's Martha Dorsey Pacesetter award. He attended the dinner with family and friends. From left are: Jay Rich, Sandra Parker, John Milne, Deborah Milne, Chris Smith and Beverley Smith. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

UC Clermont was named the Clermont Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Pacesetter. From left are UC Clermont's Sharman Willmore, Ann Appleton, Bonnie Camden, Jeff Bauer, Dean Greg Sojka, Mick McLaughlin, Rebecca Reynolds and Blaine Kelley. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant mingles with friends at the Pacesetter dinner. From left are: Margie Parish, Jennifer Fischer of Park National Bank, Danielle Sheffield of Park National Bank and Van Sant. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford Community Fire Department Chief John Cooper, right, chats with Milford City Manager Jeff Wright before the Pacesetter banquet Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, NOV. 25 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; Union Township.

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

Holiday - Trees Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, 2088 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Scotch and white pines, Canaan and Balsam firs, and spruce 5-12 feet. Free baling in net. Saw and rope provided. Other times available by appointment. Family friendly. $69-$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

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

Music - Rock The Edge, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

SATURDAY, NOV. 26 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Ages 21 and up. $5. 474-2212; Anderson Township.

Nature Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 10 a.m.-noon and 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 3 and under and members. 831-1711; Union Township.

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; Union Township.

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

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

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, thirddegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; Anderson Township.

Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township.

6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 5285959. Anderson Township.

Dance Classes

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

Dining Events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1 Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 29 Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Cardio Bootcamp, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Milford Martial Arts Academy, 1053 Ohio 28, Intense workout to burn calories. Ages 18 and up. $60 per month for eight classes, $10 walk-in. 3838339; Milford.

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Holiday - Veterans Day

Support Groups

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

Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Music - Religious

Big Daddy Walker/Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

The Lindsey Family, 10:45 a.m., Eastgate Baptist Church, 717 Barg Salt Run, Gospel and bluegrass music. 528-9191; Union Township.

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.

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

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



Dining Events

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

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



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

Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Ham and Turkey Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St., Fellowship Hall. Part of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. Includes traditional holiday dinner of ham, turkey, and all the fixings, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. Benefits Williamsburg Emergency Mission and Christ’s Kitchen Table. $8 ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12; free children 4 and under. Presented by Community Concerns and Missions Team of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. 724-6305. Williamsburg.

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Business Seminars 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. Through Dec. 16. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

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Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

No Value, 9 p.m.-midnight, Great Scott, 1020 Ohio Pike, Alternative music featuring Rory Billows and Ryan Acres. Free. 752-4700; Withamsville.

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

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

Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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Holiday - Veterans Day

decorated by local artists. Exhibit continues through Dec. 17. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-1696; Loveland.

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

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Literary - Signings

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

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Little Miami Holiday Bookfest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Little Miami Publishing Co., 19 Water St., Signings by authors Jim LaBarbara, Randy McNutt, Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Gary Knepp and more. 576-9369. Milford.

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File photo Photographer Robert Coomer, pictured, is one of the featured artists in the Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 27. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to Rowe Woods is free for Cincinnati Nature Center members, $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit

FaceBook: What Is It and How Do I Use It?, 7-9 p.m., Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road, Room 206. Learn how to set up your own Facebook account, how to choose appropriate privacy settings, how to reach out to friends, hide people and more. Ages 21 and up. $60. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills Community Education. 231-3600. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Anderson Township. Job Loss Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.

Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Art and Craft Classes

Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Solid Rock South, 3946 Hopper Hill Road, Woodworking, handmade jewelry, specialty products, gourmet food items and more. Benefits Darlene Bishop Home for Life. Free. 528-4568; Eastgate.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 Art Openings Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Opening reception: refreshments and entertainment provided. Silent auction of trees

Music - Religious


Craft Shows

Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford.

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

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

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


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Holiday - Veterans Day

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Holiday - Veterans Day

Holiday - Trees Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

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

Holiday - Trees

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

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

The Living Nativity, 4-7 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Outdoor guided walking tour through 21 stations featuring dramatic presentation, through drama and song, of the story of Jesus’ birth. Tour followed by live animal visits, hot cocoa and cookies inside. Family friendly. Free. 683-1738; Loveland. Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, 3-5:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Santa, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and face painting. Entertainment by dancers, musicians, choral groups and bell ringers. Tree lighting and community choral sing, 5:15 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

Behold the Lamb of God Christmas Tour, 7 p.m., Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Singer/ songwriter Andrew Peterson, friends and guests perform. With Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga and more. $24 Gold Circle, $19, $17 balcony, $12 rear floor. 831-3770; Milford.

Holiday Fresh Air School, 10 a.m.-noon, Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road, Creative, interactive classes for ages 4-10. Each class includes nature-based craft activities and cooking lesson. Benefits Cincinnati Horticultural Society. $20, $18 Symmes Township residents. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 677-2799; Symmes Township.

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Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzerci-

SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 293-0293; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Christmas The Living Nativity, 4-7 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, Free. 683-1738; Loveland.

Holiday - Trees Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.


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Adding a little Christmas through food I was teaching cooking class last week and the background music included my favorite Christmas song “We Need a Little Christmas.” Well, like most of you, what I need is a little more time! I’m going to start early this year making gifts from the kitchen. This chocoRita late sauce is Heikenfeld not only deRITA’S KITCHEN licious, but a good keeper.

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Better than store bought. This is so easy and a welcome gift from the kitchen. Wonderful over ice cream, as a fondue for fruit, chilled and spread between ladyfingers, etc. If you want to substitute almonds, walnuts, whatever, for the hazelnuts, go ahead. Or leave them out altogether for a simple chocolate sauce. 1 cup whipping cream 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla ¾ cups toasted, chopped hazelnuts

Bring whipping cream to a boil. Add chips and butter. Turn heat down to very low and cook until smooth, stirring constantly. Add flavorings and nuts. Cool and store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Warm before serving if desired.

mended.” OK, so I’m going to make it this weekend. Or sooner …

Rita's chocolate hazelnut sauce is an easy, versatile gift from the kitchen. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Bacon Wrapped Grissini This is similar to the one Sue Marks, of the Food Thoughts radio show, shared with me. I guarantee this will be the first appetizer on the holiday table to disappear. Addictive! Grissini areItalianbreadsticks,skinny and long. My original recipe called for 1⁄3 cup brown sugar and 2-3 tablespoons chili powder, but I sometimes ran out so I double it. 1 pound bacon slices, cut in half 2 ⁄3 cup light brown sugar 4-6 tablespoons of chili powder (This is the blend you use for chili. I like Buena Vida brand since that’s what my Mom always used.) 1 box of Italian grissini breadsticks, broken in half

Mix sugar and chili powder together, removing any lumps and put in shallow bowlorplatelargeenoughto roll each grissini in. Roll each grissini tightly with ba-

con, starting at the top, and leave enough room at the bottom to make a handle. Place each wrapped grissini in sugar mixture, rolling and dipping until well coated. Preheat oven to 350. Place grissini on sprayed rack and put rack on baking sheet or foil. Bake until bacon is golden brown, 20-30 minutes. Let cool. The sugar caramelizes as they cool.

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Matt Swaim is our producer for the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio. Along with being a talented author, he is an enthusiastic cook. Matt shared this recipe with me. This is a nice hearty soup to fix for the busy holiday season. He adapted it from one he found on the Epicurious website. Matt told me: “I made this pretty amazing buttercup squash and kale minestrone on Sunday, and it made my weekend. I eyeballed the potatoes and squash and added more kale than the recipe called for. Highly recom-

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Canola or olive oil 1 cup chopped onions 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed 2½ cups peeled and cubed winter squash* 2 celery stalks, diced ½ cup peeled and diced carrots 2½ cups cubed potatoes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 6 cups water 4 cups chopped kale 1½ cups cooked or canned cannellini beans (15-ounce can, drained)

* Matt used buttercup squash. Film bottom of soup pot with a bit of oil and put on medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add squash, celery, carrots, potatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, and water and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost done. Add kale and beans and simmer until kale is tender and beans are hot.


Overnight blueberry French toast needs clarification. I’m waiting on a call from the lady who submitted the recipe to clarify when the blueberry syrup called for should be added. It’s listed at the end of the ingredient list and in the instructions, the word “syrup” is not plural so I’m assuming the syrup mentioned in the instructions refers to the 1⁄3 cup of maple syrup called for,andIthinktheblueberry syrup is poured on after it’s baked or served alongside. But just to play it safe, please wait to make this until I get clarification. Iron Skillet pumpkin cheesecake springform pan. Chef Laszlo uses a 9inch springform pan. If all you have is a 10-inch, know that the cheesecake will bake in less time. Regarding the foil wrap for the pan, wrap the pan halfway up with foil before putting in the water bath – this helps prevent water leaking into the bottom of the pan during baking.

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Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Steering column damaged on vehicle at 820 Ohio 50, Nov. 7. Two lamp posts damaged at Miami Woods Drive, Nov. 12. Theft A theft was reported at 5 Robbie Ridge No. 12, Nov. 8. A theft was reported at 932 Lila Ave., Nov. 8. Wallet and planner taken from vehicle at 175 Rivers Edge, Nov. 9. Jewelry taken at 134 Cleveland Ave., Nov. 9. Coins and medication taken from purse in employee area at 900 Main St., Nov. 10. Items taken from residence and pawned at 535 Brandon Ave., Nov. 10. Failure to pay at 840 Lila Ave., Nov. 10. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 11. Motorcycle taken at 730 Main St., Nov. 11. Purse taken from vehicle at 175 Rivers Edge, Nov. 12. Wheels and tires taken at 25 Laurel Ave., Nov. 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $63.34 at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 13. Vandalism Vehicle damaged at 119 Main St., Nov. 11.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Alex Gerrard, 18, 29 Park Ave., offenses involving underage persons. Juvenile, 14, underage consumption. Jacob Metzger, 19, 1863 Main St., assault, underage consumption. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct. Samantha Strong, 19, 7542 Graystone Court, underage consumption. Jared Byrd, 18, 1292 Piedmont Drive, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia.

Incidents/investigations Animal complaint At 6315 Belfast, Nov. 5. Burglary At 6742 Smith Road, Oct. 30. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 249, Nov. 1. Child endangering At 1701 Country Lake, Oct. 29. Criminal damage At 6678 Ohio 132, Oct. 31. Criminal trespass At 7194 Shiloh, Oct. 30. Disorder At 6573 Ohio 132, Nov. 3. Dispute At 77 Crosstown, Oct. 29. At 122 Heather St., Nov. 1. Domestic violence At Ohio 28, Oct. 29. Menacing At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 343, Oct. 31. Theft At 1675 Hill Station, Oct. 30. At 1800 Main St., Oct. 30. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Oct. 31.

At 149 Norma Lane, Nov. 1. At 6958 Goshen Road, Nov. 5. At 6835 Oakland, Nov. 5.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jessica Glenn, 31, 411 South Union Street, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Nov. 8. Ashley Walton, 22,, receiving stolen property at 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Nov. 13. Scott William Sage, 44, 5 Montgomery Way No. 9, Amelia, theft at 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia, Nov. 10. Shandi E. Mason, 24, 230 Mindy Lane, Loveland, theft at 126 Shady Lane, Amelia, Nov. 11. Shandi E. Mason, 24, 230 Mindy Lane, Loveland, theft at 466 East Main St., Williamsburg, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 17, aggravated burglary, Batavia, Nov. 9. Tina M. Holt, 30, 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, theft at 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, Nov. 11. Steven A. Orick, 26, 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, theft at 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, Nov. 12. Deborah Nicole Mancini-Hart, 36, 154 Paradise Lane, Williamsburg, telecommunications harassment at 3153 Parkside Drive, Batavia, Nov. 9. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Amelia, Nov. 7. Juvenile, 16, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse _ detention mental health facility, Amelia, Nov. 7. Dustin T. Kozerski, 20, 52 Robin Way, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering at 76 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Nov. 8. Nicholas Charles Luck, 29, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 50, Bethel, theft at 2400 Laurel Lindale Road, Amelia, Nov. 9. Frank Paul Brumett, 43, 4689 Ohio 276, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering, menacing at 2655 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Nov. 8. Marion Arlie Cromer, 38, 1702 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, domestic violence _ knowingly cause physical harm at 1702 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Nov. 8. Jesse Russell Ott, 61, 423 Felicity Cedron Road, Georgetown, domestic violence at 423 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, Nov. 9. Sebastian Lovett, 21, 4216 Taylor Road, Batavia, theft at 4216 Taylor Road, Batavia, Nov. 9. Juvenile, 13, sexual imposition _ offensive contact, Goshen, Nov. 10. James K. Lemar, 46, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, Lot 53, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 13. Dennis Gregory Woods, 47, 1923 Laurel Moscow Road, Moscow, felonious assault at 1928 Laurel Moscow Road, Moscow, Nov. 10. Joseph Andrew Haire, 35, 887 Carpenter Road, Loveland, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Nov. 10. Kyle Lee Benhase, 19, 3115 Leads Road, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Damon P. Hinkston, 19, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 206, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Nov. 11. Dustin T. Kozerski, 20, 52 Robin Way, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Tyler Vestring, 19, 1587 Creekside Road, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Mitchell Lawson, 19, 3945 May St., Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Nov. 11.


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Squirrels squirrel away with walnuts Howdy folks, We keep buying cat food. We have plenty of help for Summer eating the cat food. The bluejays, redheaded woodpecker, little titmouse and others will eat their share. The bluejays will eat three and then take one with them I guess for later. The cat Summer will set and watch the little titmouse birds get some food and meow real low, then go to sleep. A month ago we put a bucket of walnuts in the box with the corn sheller on it. They had already had the outer hull taken off so they could dry. Last week when we went to the carpenter shop the box was empty of walnuts. There was an opening under the door a couple of inches . The squirrels had taken all the walnuts out of the box. I kept watching a big squirrel going in the direction of the carpenter shop. I saw a squirrel burying something in the side yard but didn't realize it was the batch of walnuts we had gotten for our use this winter. I guess the squirrels will eat good this winter. Saturday at noon we went to the Spring Grove

Methodist Church out of Nicholsville for lunch. They had to raise money for their church needs. This church is a pretty church and is 155 years old and is in good condition. The folks sure take good care of it. This church makes me think about the song, “The Little Brown Church in the Vale.” Of course this one is white. This is the time of the year the need for food for families is great. The Lions Club in Bethel is providing food for a family at Thanksgiving again this year. Saturday the contractor started working on the Belltower in the Old Bethel M.E. Church here in the East Fork Park. There were four men working and it was a good way up to the belltower. They sure did a super job and it looks beautiful. There have been lots of donations for this project. We need to keep the church in good condition since it was built in 1850. This building has so much history and is on the National Register of Historical Buildings. There have been a couple weddings there this fall, that will have special memories

for the young couples. Monday evening Ruth Ann and I went to the Lions Club Zone meeting at the Jackson Township hall, above Owensville on Ohio 50; there was a good turnout. The zone chairman Betty Zude with the Northeastern Club had a good supper, of chili, crackers, coleslaw, pie and cake. These folks are sure dedicated members in the Lions Club. The lady was very involved in the sight and hearing programs. On Tuesday Ruth Ann got an X-ray of her lungs, for her surgery follow up from the cancer on her leg. Now she has to make the appointment. After that we did some shopping. The miter saw we use in the carpenter shop went bad after 15 years. We went to Harbor Freight and got a new miter saw, the newer kind has a slide. Then we had lunch at the home of some friends of ours, Mort and Barb. When we got home a group of the American Heritage girls from the Bethel United Methodist Church came down for a hike. We had called our friend Tony to help on the hike. He gave


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of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. And have a very Happy Thanksgiving. 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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Eastgate Baptist Church

Join Pastor Boyd and the congregation as they welcome The Lindsey Family in concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. The church is at 717 Barg Salt Run, Cincinnati;


The annual Christmas Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Lunch menu includes chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, vegetable soup, bean soup, salads and home-baked desserts. The sale table will include crafts, original water color paintings, jewelry, Christmas gifts and decorations. The bake sale will have homemade pies, cakes and other goodies. The church is at 180 N. Fifth St. in Batavia; 732 2027.

Owensville United Methodist Church

Owensville United Methodist Church is having a Christmas bazaar filled with vendors, baked goods, reasonably-priced Christmas decorations, poinsettias and other fun Christmas cheer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at the church. Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a basket auction filled with things that can be given as Christmas presents. The church is at 2580 U.S. 50, Owensville; 515-9182;

BAPTIST Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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

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



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


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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Nursery provided for all services

ognized by United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s regional campaign as top performing companies: Top 25 - largest corporate, retiree and employee campaign donors: American Modern Insurance Group, number 20, with a total of $426,643 Tremendous 25 - highest per-capita donors with at least 25 employees and 55 percent employee participation but not large enough to be in the Top 25: AIM MRO Holdings, Inc., number 10, with 100 percent participation for 10 consecutive years; Park National Bank - 80 percent increase, new 1:1 match, new 100 percent participation, first time on this list. WOW Campaigns - results deserve a big WOW and grateful applause: CenterBank - 32 percent

Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

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

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

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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


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

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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


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


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

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

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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

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Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142



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

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Christmas Craft Bazaar November 26, 9:30am - 4pm Held at Amelia High School 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, OH 45103

Over 100 Crafters from the Tristate area will display their works Examples: handmade woven comforters; wood crafts; ceramics; personalized Xmas items; homemade fudge, handmade jewelry; live alpaca’s; live wreaths; many independent vendors.

FREE admission • DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS all day Lunch Available w/Homemade Soups Location: take the Amelia exit off 275 East, go approx. 5 miles, left on Bach-Buxton, right on Clough Pike, follow signs.

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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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith





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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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

9:30am 10:30am


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


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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School ......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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


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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

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Pastor Chris White is inviting everyone to attend the “Blue Christmas Service at the church. For many people, this time of year only heightens their sense of grief or loneliness for a departed loved one. Perhaps you are deeply troubled by job loss, or the anguish of having a relative or friend in harm’s way because they are serving in the military. There are any number of reasons why it might be difficult for you to celebrate the holidays this year. The program is at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at the church. Call the church of visit the website for more information. The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Milford; 831-9100;

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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

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 Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

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


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REAL ESTATE GOSHEN TOWNSHIP 6344 Liberty Lane, Nancy Cooper to Kolleen Lykins, 0.459 acre, $194,500.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP 2908 Jackson Pike, Christopher & Christine Borke to Michael Unger, 2.04 acre, $15,000.

Cincinnati Insurance Company, P.O. Box 145496, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5496 and Koehler Construction Inc, plaintiffs vs. Thomas Kahle, defendant. Case Number is 11CVH2842. Notice is hereby given to defendant Thomas Kahle, last known address is 4740 Dues Dr. Unit M Cincinnati, OH 45246, that suit was filed against Thomas Kahle for damages of $5,465.00 due to defendant converting to his own use funds belonging to Koehler Construction Inc, at Koehler Construction Inc. Defendant above named is required to answer within twenty-eight days after, the date of the last publication of this notice. 1001677144

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. 1285 Kent Drive, Claudia Stiles to Aron & Daniele Poarch, $155,500. 1421 Lela Lane, Third Federal Savings & Loan Assoc. to Amber & Todd Brown, 0.182 acre, $150,000. 5985 Meadowcreek Drive, Unit 3, Arch Bay Holdings LLC to Brian & Donna Howard, $28,000. 1263 Oakbrook Ridge Court, David & Wendy Raissle to George & Sara Leugers, 0.5576 acre, $257,500. 6567 Oasis Drive, Thomas & Marlene Jensch to Edward & Sharon Inman, 0.513 acre,

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$525,000. 6332 Pine Lane, Equibreeders Inc. to La Garenne LLC , 6.06 acre, $450,000. 5652 Pleasant View Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Bridget Ryan, $72,000. 1085 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC , 0.3135 acre, $55,000. 1093 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC , $55,000. 1078 Sophia Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Brent Kassner & Clara Shock, 0.3248 acre, $333,072. 1081 Sophia Drive, NVR Inc. to Michael & Paula Rhodes, 0.375 acre, $249,630. 5892 Stonebridge Circle Unit 302, Paul Smith to Kathleen Rogers, $102,000. 6360 Trailridge Court, Jan & Linda Pynappel to Mark & Cynthia Willis, $345,000. 1212 Wintercrest Circle, Kathy & Gary Liebisch,

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1 Cobblestone Drive, Brian & Anne Livingston to Todd & Stephanie Willke, 0.406 acre, $207,500. 615 Wallace Ave., Peter & Kelly Gulleman to Denielle Rohe, 0.247 acre, $162,500.


5970 Goshen Road, Kynn Wedding to Steven Head, $40,000. 1683 Misty Hollow Court, Frank & Tara Parker to Edward & Sandra Sill, 2.006 acre, $400,000. 47 Sutton Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Charles Summers, $30,000.


6604 Garrison Spurling Road, Bertha Widner to Edward Scott, 2.36 acre, $100,000. 5958 Newtonsville Road, David Kassen to Mark Flora Jr., 0.45 acre, $36,511. 2964 Ohio 131, Joseph & Sherry Kabel to Donald & Tina Durham, 5.01 acre, $199,500.


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Eva Fox Eva Marie Fox, 85, formerly of Milford, died Nov.15. She was a homemaker. Survived by son Jonathon Fox; sisters Florence Hutchinson, Darlene Kennan. Preceded in death by husband Frederick Fox, son Kevin Fox, sisters Mary Kalb, Jenny Clary, Amber Wilcoff. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Betty Gingrich Betty Eileen Gingrich, 91, Milford, died Nov.15. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Judith, James Gingrich; grandchildren Krista, the Rev. Joseph, Daniel, Jonathan; great-grandchildren Faith, Serenity, Seth, Andrew, Alexa, Molly, Antoni. Preceded in death by husband Lowell Gingrich. Services were Nov.18 at Evans Funeral Home. Robert ‘Mark’ Girton Robert “Mark” Girton, 57, Pierce Township, died Oct. 29. Survived by wife Linda Girton; children Kyle, Kelly Girton; sister Toni Powell. Preceded in death by mother Nancy Girton. Services were Nov. 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Cincinnati East.

Ruth Helson Ruth Creeden Helson, 86, Milford, died Nov.14. Survived by husband Lloyd “Slim” Helson; children Gary (Brenda) Creeden and Tony (Cheryl) Michaels “Terry Creeden;” grandchildren Cheryl (Kent) McClure, Heather (Brad) Williams, Anthony (Rebekah) Creeden,

Joshua (Tricia) Volz;12 greatgrandchildren. Services were Nov.17 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5849 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH 45150.

Kenneth Hendricks Kenneth Marvin Hendricks, 67, formerly of Milford, died Nov.13. He was a dispatcher for Lykins Oil. Survived by wife Donna Hendricks; siblings David (Susan), Joe (Cheryl) Hendricks, Ray (Thekla), Danny, Leslee Ash, Gladys Rechel, Jonna (the late Danny) Wright, Mary (Harold) Scalf, Martha (Henry) Lancaster; sisters- and brother-in-law Gwen, Edmond Faulconer, Connie Kelly. preceded in death by brother Jerry Hendricks. Services were Nov.18 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

Helen Woodrow Helen Irine Woodrow, 58, Goshen Township, died Sept. 23. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Julie Woodrow; sister Lola York; nephew Rick Woodrow York. Preceded in death by sons William Ballow, Rodney Woodrow, parents William, Emma Kelch, brother Bruce Kelch. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

IN THE COURTS Filings U.S. Bank NA vs. Monica M. Branham, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Gerald E. Clust Jr., et al., foreclosure. John R. Bennett vs. Elizabeth Hicks, other civil. Robert K. King vs. Sun Chemical Corp., other civil. Tom Scovanner, et al., vs. Ohio Valley Voices, et al., other civil. Norman R. Shumate vs. Diana L. Cahall, other civil. Marc Anderson, et al., vs. Stephen O. Nan, et al., other civil. Holland Roofing SPD vs. Ohio Bureau Of Workers Compensation, other civil. Ally Financial Inc. vs. Harry H. Graves, other civil. Sacor Financial Inc. vs. Daniel Perry Jr., other civil. Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Virginia M. Spaulding, other civil.

Discover Bank vs. Darla J. Williams, other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Optimus Enterprise Inc., other civil. Rodney P. Burdick vs. Chelsea N. Adams, other civil. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Eric C. Reichert, et al., other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Sunline Logistics LLC, other civil. David L. Schooler vs. Donald W. Combs, et al., other civil. Divorce Thomas M. Pollitt vs. Tonya M. Pollitt Miranda A. Pope vs. Allan R. Pope Mark D Snyder vs. Danielle Snyder Tina Clasgens-Beckett vs. Charles Beckett Thomas J. Johnson vs. Pamela L. Johnson


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