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Goshen installs salad bar The Goshen School District has something new on the menu – a salad bar. The high school, middle school and Spaulding Elementary all had part of their lunch lines converted into a salad bar area. “It was wanting to get kids in contact with more types of vegetables and offering a healthy alternative,” said Linda Ramsey, food service director for Goshen schools. Full story, A5

Photo albums make great Christmas gifts Having trouble finding something for your children or grandchildren for Christmas? Then give something that only you can give - a part of yourself. Last year Linda Eppler gave each of her daughters a photo album of Family Christmases Past, including photos from my childhood.. They loved it. Full story, B4

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Goshen treatment facility opens By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

GOSHEN TWP. — A private substance abuse treatment center is open in Goshen Township. James Goodwin, outreach director of the Adams Recovery Center, told the township trustees Nov. 15 the center is in a refurbished building at 1569 Ohio 28. “We’re looking to be a big benefit to the community,” he said. “We already have a waiting list.” The center recently opened for business with a staff of 13. “We welcome you to the com-

munity,” said Trustee Bob Hausermann. Goodwin said because it is a voluntary treatment center, there will not be any patients sent there by the courts. “We will select our clients,” he said. Goodwin said the facility will be secured 24 hours a day/seven days a week with a security guard on duty overnight. Any medicine administered to patients will be locked up, he said. “Most people will be there 30 days,” he said. Goodwin said a 30-day stay at

the center would cost about $6,000. Some or all of that could be paid by Medicaid or private insurance. He said the facility will have 26 beds with two people assigned to a room. Goshen Township was selected for the center because “there was a really great need in Clermont County” for a facility to treat drug and alcohol abuse, he said. He said there are a number of facilities in Hamilton County, but only a few in Clermont County. The Adams Recovery Center

is the only such facility in Goshen Township, he said. Goodwin expects most of the patients to come from Clermont County, as well as surrounding counties. The Goshen Township location also had ideal zoning for the center, he said. “It already was zoned for both business and residential,” he said. The building formerly housed a business and several apartments, just past Snider Road.

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Mitten tree up at library branches Before the unpredictable Ohio winter arrives, help the Clermont County Public Library collect enough cold weather

By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

Goshen students who are members of National Honor Society are (back row, left) Tomie Head, Nikki James, Erica Miracle, Marc Taylor, Courtney Taylor, Austin Hayslip, Jessica Wilcher, Tyler Blumentritt, (front row, left) Jessica Bennett, Emily Carlson, Caitlin Duncan, Rebecca Strauss, Allie Jeandrevin, Kelsi Steele, Kyleigh Mose, and Kelly Parriman. Members not pictured are Libby Merfert and Tatiana Hernandez. FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE wear to keep the YWCA and James Sauls Homeless Shelter toasty this winter. The library will have mitten trees available at the branches through December, where you’ll be able to donate mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats, purchased or handmade. Full story, B6

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Green Acres, Eastgate Village receiver working with residents to inspire change By Kellie Geist-May kmay@community.com

GOSHEN TWP. — When Bill Scharber agreed to be the court-appointed receiver for Green Acres and Eastgate Village mobile home parks, he knew it would be a big job. Both parks had fallen into disrepair and were plagued with health violations, dead streetlights, low residency, back taxes and unpaid water bills. "Some of the residents told me that,15 years ago, these were really nice parks. They want it to be that way again. They want to be able to take pride in their homes,” Scharber said.

Scharber, with the residents at his side, has started to move in that direction. He hosted a clean-up, grill-out day Nov. 12 at Green Acres. From Scharber 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents picked-up debris, raked leaves, made home repairs and more. One man even spent the afternoon removing and replacing the paving stones by the management office. “We wanted the residents to remember what this park could be like if we all work together. There’s still a lot to do, but we made progress,” Scharber said.

These efforts started when Clermont County’s administration threatened in July to turn off residents’ water if mobile park owner Heritage Management Group failed to pay more than $110,000 in water and sewer bills for Eastgate Village, Green Acres and Lake Remington. The parks were passed to receivers in October after the residents filed a class action lawsuit. The suit also identified unpaid taxes, health concerns and building code and safety violations, and is ongoing. “There’s been a lot of negative press about the parks because of the lawsuit, but the residents are See RECEIVER, Page A2

GOSHEN TWP. — The trustees Nov. 15 named Teri Donahoe the new zoning director. Donahoe has been working for the township as administrative assistant since March. Trustee Bob Hausermann said the change is a lateral move with no increase in pay. He said Donahoe has been performing zoning duties since she came to work with the township. “This is just clarifying the job description,” Hausermann said. Donahoe said the new title gives her “a little more flexibility” in handling zoning matters. Hausermann said zoning duties previously were handled by Community and Economic Development Director Lou Ethridge, who left the township in 2010. Before coming to Goshen Township, Donahoe worked for 23 years as an administrative assistant for the Hamilton County Division of Planning and Development. Donahoe recently received her notary public license and will offer free notary services to residents of Goshen Township, Hausermann said.

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Murder indictments in may lead to death penalty CLERMONT CO. — The Clermont County Grand Jury Nov. 30 indicted Nathan Parsons, 29, of Williamsburg, on three counts of aggravated murder, which carries a possible death sentence. In addition, Parson also was indicted for aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and

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failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. These secondary charges carry up to an additional 43 years in prison. The victim in the homicide offenses is Richard Parsons, 69, of Goshen Township. Richard Parsons was killed Nov. 15 and his body was discovered the following day after the Ohio State Highway Patrol called the Goshen Township Police Department. The cause of his death was strangulation. The victim in the kidnapping case, Cassie Crawford, was allegedly abducted from the Southern State

Community College campus in Fincastle, Brown County, Nov. 16. Crawford was a student at the school and had a prior relationship with Nathan Parsons. Clermont County Prosecutor Don White acknowledged the “excellent” police work which led to an arrest and indictment in this case. Involved agencies included the Goshen Township Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Adams and Brown County sheriffs’ departments, several local agencies, and the Ohio Bureau of Investigation and Identification.

NHS advisor Beth Deuer, left, and Goshen High School Principal Nancy Spears hand Kelly Parriman her certificate of recognition and pin. The students were awarded their pins and certificates at the Nov. 3 board of education meeting. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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committed to cleaning these places up. As long as the park is going to be there, they are going to go the extra mile to make it nice,” Scharber said. Although there are still overgrown trees, vacant and burned-out trailers and over-packed sheds around the park, Green Acres resident Larry Counterman is

happy with Scharbers’ efforts and encouragement. “I don’t know if everyone realized what was going on at first when we had the grillout, but once we got going, we loaded out a lot of junk. I have a full-size pickup and I made at least 30 trips to the dumpster and I wasn’t the only one,” he said. “Maybe we could do this again to get the rest of the issues taken care of.”

In Pierce Township, Scharber also is working with the residents of Eastgate Village. “That park is pretty clean too and the residents have really taken the initiative. Eastgate Village doesn’t have a lot of the issues Green Acres has, but they’ve been doing a great job,” he said.

Goshen Twp. sets aside cash for trailer GOSHEN TWP. — The trustees Nov. 15 approved the transfer of $3,500 to purchase a trailer for the fire department’s new ATV. But the township may not need all that money, said Fire Chief Steve Pegram. The fire department is purchasing the ATV from John Deere for about

$25,000. The money was raised by donations and a fundraising effort by the firefighters union. Now the department needs a trailer to transport the ATV. Pegram requested the $3,500 for the trailer be transferred from a fund for matching federal grants.

The money in that fund was not needed this year, he said. Pegram told the trustees John Deere officials recently told him they reduced the price on some of the extras for the ATV. “They said we will be pleasantly surprised when we get the bill,” he said. “We may not need all that money.”

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The Clermont County Republican Party met Wednesday, Nov. 16, to consider endorsements for the 2012 primaries. The following 2012 candidates received the endorsement of the party: U.S. Senate: Josh Mandel State Senate 14th District: Joe Uecker Commissioner: Bob Proud, term commencing Jan. 3, 2013; and Bob Turner, term commencing 1-2-

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Seipelt fourth-graders Cami Duncan, Madison Hable, Breanna Goslin, Samantha Lemar, Sam Stamper and Isaac Hatfield enjoy decorating in the Seipelt Garden Club. THANKS TO KAREN SCOTT

Seipelt Garden Club improves school entry This spring, Art Club members, under the direction of Karen Kasper, painted new flower pots for the front doorways at Seipelt Elementary. In late May, third-graders weeded, transplanted and planted many flowers and bulbs to create a front landscape to their school. Teachers Deborah Talbert, Christina Hinchliffe and Karen Scott with several parents supervised the third-graders as they gardened. Upon their return to school in August, students, parents, staff and visitors saw evidence of all the hard work from the spring. This fall, some fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students joined Seipelt’s after-school Garden Club, under the direction of PTA Green Thumb parent Allison Lemar and third-grade teacher Milford, Miami Township, Hamilton CountyKaren Scott to continue improving the appearance of the school. New flower gardens were established at the side entrance where staff parks. A fun fall display, including Charles Seipelt’s scarecrow, welcomes students and parents in the courtyard area. Spring, summer and fall 2012 promise to bring continued smiles to many who will enjoy the fauna at Seipelt Elementary.

Goshen 10th-grader Amanda Philpot creates a salad plate for lunch. She said she likes the salad bar because "you can decide what you want. It's not already made for you." LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ramsey said the cost of salad bar items is pretty equal to the other foods. She also keeps her eye on the price of fruits and vegetables. “If our tomatoes escalate out of price then we put peas on the bar, things that are less expensive,” she said. “It does fulfill more of the variety and colors the federal government wants. I love that we're putting in spinach and kids are eating it." Ramsey said she’s seen little wasted food as well. She had parent volunteers from the PTO teach the students proper salad bar etiquette. She said they also were in the cafeteria the first week helping to monitor the students. “It was wonderful We couldn't have done it without them,” she said. Bailey said, “They've done a really good job of keeping the cleanliness of it and making sure students knew how to take stuff.”

Milford looks for ways to improve football program By John Seney Faith Nowak, Hannah Barton, Hope Barton, Madison Atwell, Julie Pham, Samantha Collins and Hailey Banks get ready to work in the new flower garden the students planted by the staff parking lot. THANKS TO KAREN SCOTT

Members of Seipelt Elementary’s Garden Club include fourth-graders Cami Duncan, Madison Hable, Breanna Goslin, Samantha Lemar, Sam Stamper, Isaac Hatfield; fifth-graders

Nick Barnes, Madison Atwell, Hailey Banks, Faith Nowak, Julie Pham, Hope Barton, Hannah Barton, Samantha Collins; and sixthgraders Megan Boudreau and Ashley Costa.

Nick Barnes, Madison Atwell, Hailey Banks, Faith Nowak, Hope Barton, Samantha Collins, Julie Pham and Hannah Barton, all Seipelt fifth-graders, decorate the school as part of the Seipelt Garden Club. THANKS TO KAREN SCOTT

GOSHEN TWP. — This year the Goshen School District has something new on the menu – a salad bar. The high school, middle school and Spaulding Elementary all had part of their lunch lines converted into a salad bar area. “It was wanting to get kids in contact with more types of vegetables and offering a healthy alternative,” said Linda Ramsey, food service director for Goshen schools. “In this day and age there are more vegans and vegetarians,” she said. “We're all on a healthier path these days.” Assistant Superintendent Brian Bailey agrees. “It gives kids a nutritional option rather than french fries and cheeseburgers,” he said. Marr/Cook Elementary offers pre-made salads due to the fact that the younger students would have trouble reaching the salad bar and using the tongs. “We make up salads for them in a container they can pick up,” said Ramsey, who is looking into grants for smaller-sized salad bars. According to Ramsey, the cost to transform the part of the food line into a salad bar was minimal. “I just bought equipment that transformed the cold wells into a salad bar,” she said. Ramsey said the food service isn’t in the general fund. Its budget comes from the cost of the meals, plus the federal funding for students on free or reducedcost lunches.

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP — Milford school officials recently mapped out plans to improve the high school’s football program. Athletic Director Mark Trout Nov. 17 told the school board members about the plan calls for upgrading the weight training program and restructuring the junior high football program. Trout’s report came after board member Gary Knepp expressed his concerns about the past football season. “I’ve never experienced a season as disastrous as this,” he said. The varsity finished the season with a record of 2-8. “There is a longstanding problem with the football program that needs to be addressed,” Knepp said. Knepp said he can’t remember the football team having a good season in the past 50 years. “The football team is the face of the athletic program,” he said. “Obviously, there is concern and a great interest by everyone associated with Milford to put a winning football team on the field,” Trout said. “We have an outstanding overall athletic program here at Milford and we want the varsity football season in particular to reflect that excellence.” Trout said head football coach Shane Elkin “has and is

working tirelessly to change some long-standing issues. He has only just completed his second year. His efforts are being supported by his staff, youth football program leaders and all of us administratively as we are all pulling on the same end of the rope to get the football program back to where it should be - a source of pride in our community.” Trout said proposed changes include: » Starting eight-grade weight training in the fall along with returning high school players. » Upgrading the high school weight-training program including establishing baselines and goals for players. » Restructuring the junior high program with practice times later in the afternoon to give more options to hiring qualified coaches who may work during the day. Trout said the Milford area’s three youth football programs are in the process of merging into one program. “That should greatly enhance our youth feeder system,” he said. “We care about football. We are working to make it better,” Trout said. Board member George Lucas said it was going to take time to improve the football program. “School systems that have successful programs start with the youth program,” he said.


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Girls basketball

» Milford opened its season with a dominant 47-27 win against Talawanda, Nov. 26. Morgan Wol-

cott had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Eagles. Brittany Glasgow added 11 points, including three 3-pointers. The Eagles won their first league game, 42-19, against Walnut Hills, Nov. 30. Wolcott nearly recorded a triple double, with 16 points, 11 boards and eight steals. Kelly Yee added eight points. » CNE senior Carly Aselage

scored 10 points in a 42-33 loss to McNicholas, Nov. 28. Sarah Mantel and Jessica Kirby each added eight. Chelsae Osborn scored 10 points in a loss to New Richmond, Dec. 1. » Kelsi Steele scored 11 points to lead a balanced Goshen attack in a 48-39 win against defending sectional champion Williamsburg, Nov. 28. Kelly Parriman

added 10 points. The Warriors lost to Amelia, Dec. 1, despite freshman Courtney Turner’s game-high 17 points.

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» Milford defeated Wilmington 2,414-2,322, Nov. 28, led by freshman Alex Vandegrift. The Eagles improved to 3-0 with the win.

Athlete of the week » Jessica Olson, senior, Milford girls bowling Olson bowled a 335 series, Nov. 30, to lead the Eagles to a 2,063-1,813 win against Wilmington. It was sweet revenge for a Milford team that had lost to Wilmington just days earlier.

Beau Robinson is a returning state qualifier for the Milford High School swim team. FILE PHOTO

Milford returns talented teams New coach enjoys tricks, treats By Ben Walpole bwalpole@communitypress.com

Sarah Kleinfelter’s transition to the head coaching position for the Milford High School swim team hasn't been without some tomfoolery from the Eagle swimmers. She gets the “Oh, coach, that time cycle is much faster than we usually swim.” And the “Coach, maybe we should swim fewer laps today.” Fortunately, Kleinfelter – a former Milford swimmer herself – is wise to their tricks. She has the team training hard, on course for a successful season. “I think it’s gone really well,” said Kleinfelter who has coached for the Milford Area Swim Team and was the Mil-

ford Junior High School swim coach last winter. “I'm loving every minute of it. “I had been around some last year, helping with swim meets and things, so some of the kids were familiar with me. I think that’s helped a lot.” It also helps that the boys’ team she inherits is loaded with talent. The Eagles sent three relays to the Division I state meet last season, and five members of those squads are back – seniors Alex Frank, Dave Matulis, Thomas Prus and Beau Robinson, and junior Cade Williams. Kleinfelter said their presence as established, successful swimmers has helped the entire team. Other swimmers striving to reach that level have role models to follow. “It adds that extra push to challenge them,” Kleinfelter said. “It kind of helps set the

“I want to finish out the FAVC on top, with this being our last year in the FAVC,” SARAH KLEINFELTER Milford head coach

standards.” Robinson is the star of the show, having placed seventh at state last season in the 100 butterfly. Matulis, too, went to Canton in an individual event, qualifying for state in the 100 breaststroke. All five advanced to districts in their individual events. Kleinfelter also looks for big things this winter from senior exchange student Magnus Larsen, junior Mitch Connor and sophomore Alex Hahn. “I want to finish out the FAVC on top, with this being

our last year in the FAVC,” Kleinfelter said. The Eagles finished third in the conference last season. “Beau’s gonna pull his weight,” she added. “But everybody else needs to pull theirs as well if we want this thing to be successful.” The Milford girls team doesn’t have near the postseason experience as their counterparts on the Eagle boys team. The talent is there, though. Senior Julia Prus, Thomas' twin sister, is the leader. Her

specialty event is the breaststroke. She’s also one of four returnees from Milford’s districtqualifying 200 medley relay team. She’s joined by Mariah Hudson, Sydney Laskarzewski and Kayla Villano in an upperclassmen minority on the roster. “It’s a very young team,” Kleinfelter said. “I think I have more sophomores than anything right now.” One of those sophomores, Haley Kennedy, could be in line for a breakout season. A yearround swimmer for the Anderson Barracudas, she qualified for districts last year in the 500 free. Junior Kelsey Meranda earned district berths in two individual events a year ago – the 50 and 100 freestyles. Sophomore Carolyn Storch also returns, hoping to get back to districts.

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Milford Football Club fourth-grade Eagles Team 10, coached by Russ Ruehrwein, wins the CYFL United Division Superbowl. They took on Mason Comets Team 1 on Superbowl Sunday, Oct.30. The players played hard and won 22 to 6. In front, from left, are Ivy Martinez, Narday'a Brown, Sophie Mailous, Megan Loux, Skyler Felts, Emma Miller, Ally Grover, Belle Braun, Sierra Oberschlake; in second row are Haidyn Oberschlake, Steven Knuckles, Dylan Hacker, Chase Hodge, Kamden Fearing, Vince Scally, Derek Elliott, Jagger Hoopes and Ryan Hamm. In third row are Jordyn McBeath, Michael Patterson, Anthony Bailey, Cameron Tringelof, Bryce Brown, Bryce Vontsolas, Clay Ruehrwein, Josiah McGee, Hunter Braun and Max Ward; and in fourth row are Melissa Braun (cheerleader head coach), coach Corey Ward, coach Chuck Hodge, coach Kenny Oberschlake, head coach Russ Ruehrwein, coach Darren Elliott and coach Dustin Bailey. PROVIDED

Milford High School athletics is having HoopsFest, a fundraiser for the Milford boys and girls basketball teams at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Milford High School cafeteria. Cost is $100. Each ticket will have a one in 300 chance of winning $10,000. There will be numerous door prizes and special prizes for the first, 11th and 200th tickets drawn. For more information or to buy a ticket, call Linda Gaible at 576-2208 in the Milford High School Athletic Department.


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concerns me. In my opinion,thereexists asacredtrustbetween the taxpayer and office holders to protect the taxpayBob Turner er’s money, and COMMUNITY PRESS spend it only on GUEST COLUMNIST those programs or agencies that it must support through statute. But our county commissioners have taken a different course. They have been investing or loaning taxpayer dollars since 2006 to the tune of $24 million. That’s a lot of money for a county our size. Some of these expenditures have been in the form of loans to businesses, or to non-profit organizations involved with economic development. Despite the type of expenditure, these practices put the

taxpayer’s money at risk. County government should not dothat.It’snottheirroletoinvestor loan money to private businesses. That is, in essence, picking a business to be a “winner” in the free market. The current economic downturn has reduced revenue to the county, as well. Sales taxes have been down, the state has reduced its contribution, and Clermont County has been forced to pull money from its savings to balance the budget. Yet my opponent stubbornly continues to support funding to unneeded services and projects. Now is not the time to spend unnecessarily. Now is the time to protect your assets, move cautiously and take care of your own. My goal is to bring financial stability to the county and return it to whatmadeitgreat:Servingtheresidents through the smooth and effi-

cient operation of the county’s statutory agencies. These agencies, such as the sheriff’s office or the DepartmentofJobandFamilyServices to name a few, are necessary tothehealthandwelfareofourcitizens.Supportofthestatutoryagencies should be the primary focus of the county. I want to re-evaluate all spending. If it does not support the statutory agencies, then we should end it. We have enough revenue coming in to carry out the county’s core functions. My fear is that the commissioners will continue to turn a deaf ear to pleads for fiscal responsibility,andcontinuedownapathof spending from which it will take decades to recover.

Bob Turner is a resident of Miami Township and a candidate for Clermont County commissioner in the Republican primary March 6.

Keeping up with Jones’ of Clermont Co. Physically unable to work, job barelyproviding,childrendepending on you, behind on bills, house in foreclosure, feelings of shame, fear, stress, depression, loneliness and Christmas is looming ... Meet the “Jones family,” a typical Clermont family, only one or two paychecks or circumstances away from poverty’s trap. Where do they turn? Overloaded agencies offer help but time doesn't permit crying with, hugging and encouraging this family each time they feel hopeless and worthless. Many people, instead, go through a dehumanizing cycle of long lines, random numbers and being sent home to gather information they forgot. What if the Jones family could get their short-term Christmas needs met and also get long-term help? What if someone gave back their dignity by treating them as

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they themselves would like to be treated? A 20year-old, growing collaboration of churches, non-profits, businesses and agencies called “Wrapping Clermont Together” seeks to do just

that. Sunday, Dec. 4, the Jones family, and many families like them, will see their community unite as one to start their healing journey. These new friends, who are not getting holiday help from other agencies, will be invited to Landmark Ministries Saturday, Dec. 10, where Golden Rule Catering will serve a hot meal so we can sit and chat as equals. Landmark Minis-

tries is at1450 Clough Pike in Batavia. Our new friends will return home with at least 50 pounds of quality groceries and the sense someone may actually care about them. Our new friends will also be invited to UC Clermont College Saturday, Dec. 17 for a warm conversation over a hot meal served by the Batavia Rotary Club while local musicians play background Christmas music. They will be given gifts for their children, personal care items and other necessities collected and generously donated by local students and businesses. Christmas is just the beginning of these new friendships which we will cultivate all year. Tools such as counseling, life coaching, and financialeducationwillbeofferedto help them grow through their heartaches. Above all, mentoring

friendships will be established to invitethemtobepartofourlivesas we are part of theirs. Together we can prevent and break cycles of poverty and unite our community in meaningful ways. I hope to update you on the Jones Family in early 2012. For now, if your situation is like the Jones Family and you desire to be treated like you matter, simply call 513-752-7751. Or perhaps you are reading and could contribute to this cause with your time, or other resources, at some point. Shouldn’t some of us hope and believe on behalf of these families until they have their own faith to believe? Contact us via www.wrappingclermont.com or www.facebook.com/wrappingclermont.

Brandon Little is the lead pastor at Landmark Baptist Church and Ministries in Batavia.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR What was the rush?

As one of the people along with Ohioans for Fair Districts, which officially launched its statewide petition effort to solicit signatures, and to repeal HB 319, the unfair, gerrymandered Congressional map after the recent 10year census, I think voters need to know what this is all about. When HB 319 was quickly passed, it contained an appropriation that essentially allowed the bill to become effective immediately, preventing a referendum on the law. What was the rush? If you look at the maps, both partisan and non-partisan, you see the unfairness clearly. Google HB 319 and get all the facts. After the rush to judgement with SB5, we need to have a voice in the changes that affect each and every one of us. Contact your representative in Columbus and voice your opinion. Charlene Hinners Milford

Thanks Ole Fisherman

As we celebrate Thanksgiving around America and in our Clermont County communities, we reflect on all the blessings of faith, family and friends. During this time, I am also reminded how thankful that all of us who read the Community Press should be for George Rooks, the Ole Fisherman. George’s articles are a gentle reminder to all of us that the simple things of life should be the most treasured. Life

We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: clermont@community press.com. Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: Community Journal North, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal North may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.

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Since I believe this idea is wonderful and it came to me in an email that somebody started, am sharing with you. Since space is limited this is “only” a partial listing of this person’s ideas. It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese-produced wrapping paper? Everyone - yes - everyone gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s appro-

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Turner running for commissioner My name is Bob Turner, and I’m a running for Clermont County commissioner. On Nov.16 this year, I received the Clermont County Republican Party’s endorsement in the 2012 commissioner’s race. My opponent is an incumbent commissioner, and we will be squaring offintheMarch6primaryelection. I wanted to tell you why I’ve stepped forward to run in this race. I’m a private citizen. I’ve never run for public office before. But after researching our county for the last year, I grew concerned. The county’s job is to provide statutoryservicesthataredetailed in the Ohio Revised Code. Yet I found spending on programs and projects that were not absolutely necessary to the function of county government. It has continued, despite the fact that the county has been deficit spending since 2008. As a fiscal conservative, this

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priate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American-owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Are you one of those extravagant givers who thinks nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese-made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course. There are a bazillion ownerrun restaurants - all offering gift certificates. Let's support our local economy this Christmas. Judith A. Kelch Union Township

It is a pleasure to see a fresh face, a successful business man, and an individual with new ideas willing to step up and serve his community. We have just such an individual in David Uible, candidate for Clermont County Clerk of Courts. David is not a career politician, but is exactly what the founding fathers envisioned. David Uible was given by the Clermont County Republican Central Committee the “Well Qualified” designation to serve as Clermont County Clerk of Courts. David would bring a wealth of successful business experience, both domestic and international, to this job. He has specialized in business acquisitions and turn-around situations throughout his career. David brings extensive IT expertise to this job as well. His utilization and understanding of technology has consistently allowed David to achieve greater efficiencies, cost savings, and higher quality of performance in his business operations. It is this approach to superior customer service while achieving greater productivity and efficiency that will insure that citizens of Clermont County receive excellent service and a positive rate of return on their precious tax dollars. David Uible brings accountability, dependability, and professional proficiency to this office. Please support David Uible for Clermont County Clerk of Courts.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What is your favorite holiday TV show or movie? Favorite holiday live performance, production or concert? Favorite holiday song? Why do you like them? “My favorite holiday T.V. show are the old Lawrence Welk black and white shows of the late 1950s. As a child in visiting my grandparents up the street on weekends, I would lie on the floor in front of the T.V. Grandma set on the couch and, behind me, grandpa set in his rocker. A a child laying on the floor, I would occasionally ‘look back at grandpa and sense the holiday spirit through the songs of a pending Christmas. I could see it in his eyes. Lawrence Welk appealed to all during Christmas. So many years have passed as grandpa died in 1985. While stationed in Germany, I recall writing a letter to grandma titled ‘Looking back and now up. Since then, to this very day and particularly this time of year, the closing song of the Lawrence Welk re-runs touches my heart as I continue to look back and up.” J.E.W. “I could watch ‘White Christmas’ over and over and over. Who can grow tired of Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney? Even though I'm only in my 30s, I'm not really big into the newer Christmas movies (even though I do like Fred Claus). “Every Christmas, I also read the book ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ to my children – they never get tired of hearing about the Herdman children. It is a great message in an entertaining story that is timeless for all ages.” A.N. “Favorite holiday TV show/ movie? ‘A Christmas Story,’ about Ralphie and the BB gun! The reason? It is hilarious, extremely clever, not cliched (and not easily copied), well-acted, and funny as all get-out. (Probably the funniest parts were the ones where Ralphie beats the bully up, and where the kid gets his tongue stuck to the pole.)” Bill B. “Call me old fashioned, call me a traditionalist, but still tops in the Holiday movie department has to be the animated version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Mr. Magoo, followed by ‘A Christmas Story’ (the kid wanting a Red Rider BB Gun). “A live performance for the holidays has to be with the Pops at Music Hall. Favorite Holiday Song, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’ all of these bring back fond memories growing up.” O.H.R. “‘A Christmas Story’ by far! I could watch that over and over. And I do!” J.K.

NEXT QUESTION Beginning Jan. 1, it will be illegal to sell 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in the United States. Are you happy about the ban? Are you stocking up? Do you prefer the incandescent bulbs or the LED bulbs? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to therron@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

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Clarence Schock can use his powerchair to get into his home thanks to the ramp built by Clermont Senior Services volunteers. Also pictured are Clarence's wife Jane Schock and son-in-law John Davis. PROVIDED

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While many of the volunteers who work with the Clermont Senior Services Home Repair program are regulars, the organization often uses the help of small volunteer groups. This group from Ethicon helped repair a deck and install a ramp in 2009. From left are Brian Farison, of Milford; Cliff Labbe, of Cincinnati; and Richard Donovan, of Loveland. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Senior Services home repair keeps seniors safe in their own homes By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

CLERMONT CO. — Everyone has a time when they just need a friend. If you’re a Clermont County senior with a critical need or house problem, that friend can be one of the volunteers with the Clermont Senior Services Home Repair program. Home repair coordinator Helen Fisher said the program is dedicated to low-income seniors who are least 60 years old and live in their own home in Clermont County. She said the projects range from replacing light bulbs and putting in hand rails to building wheelchair ramps and repairing furnaces. “Our volunteers do a wide range of things depending on what the seniors need to be able to stay in their homes,” Fisher said. “We’ve had this program for 35 years, but it’s grown substantially over the last couple of years. We’ve been able to get a couple grants and we have absolutely wonderful volunteers.” So far in 2011, home repair

Georgia Wainscott installs a grab-bar in the shower of a senior's home. Georgia and her husband Mike Wainscott are regular volunteers with the Clermont Senior Services Home Repair program. PROVIDED volunteers have logged more than 2,200 hours serving 500 senior-owned homes. In October, 73 people received services. One of those people was Jean Muse of Summerside. Volunteers helped her replace a secu-

rity light, install safety rails, check smoke alarms and clean gutters. “If it wasn’t for Clermont Senior Services, I don’t know what I would do. They help me stay in my home and feel safe. It’s wonderful to know there are people out there who are willing to volunteer their time to help people like me,” Muse said. Muse has lived in her home for 51 years and hopes to stay there as long as possible. “I’m blessed that Clermont Senior Services is here to help me do that,” she said. Home repair volunteers also helped Joan and Clarence Schock stay in their Mt. Carmel home by building a wheelchair ramp. “My husband uses a power chair, but our deck had stairs, so he couldn’t get in and out of the house by himself. The volunteers came in the middle of the summer - when it was so hot and built a long wheelchair ramp so he could get around without help,” Joan Schock said. “It has completely changed our

lifestyle. We would have a much harder life without the ramp. It’s been wonderful.” Frequent volunteers Mike and Georgia Wainscott said being involved with the home repair program has turned from a hobby into a passion. “My wife and I have always been very handy and, when we retired three years ago, we were looking for something to do. We saw an article in paper that said (Clermont Senior Services) was looking for volunteers. We’ve been involved with the home repair program every since and we truly enjoy it,” Mike said. “We love being able to help the seniors stay in their homes by doing these minor repairs. I think we’ll do this as long as we’re physically able.” Fisher said volunteers like the Wainscotts are essential to the success of the home repair program. She said Clermont Senior Services has 14 regular home repair volunteers as well as a variety of community groups and one-time volunteers who help with specific projects.

In most cases, the seniors receiving the services pay for the materials and volunteers provide the labor. However, in “serious situations” Fisher can turn to some limited grant funding. This year Clermont Senior Services was able to get $13,000 from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and $41,500 from the Carol M. Peterson Housing Fund in addition to their community donations and home repair store discounts. That money also is used to help with repairs that can’t be done by volunteers, like plumbing emergencies. “It’s been a phenomenal year for the program. To be honest, a big reason we were able to get the grant funding is because we were able to show that we had dedicated volunteers and a strong community backing,” Fisher said. “I just want to say thank you for that.” For more information about the home repair program and getting involved, visit www.clermontseniors.com or call 724-1255.

Burke a ‘superhero’ in Clermont County Lisa J. Mauch

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was set to retire with the usual office fanfare of well wishes and cake. But the usual fanfare just wouldn’t do. The Partnership for Mental Health members honored her Oct. 21 at its sixth annual “Celebration of Hope and Heroes” luncheon for her advocacy and leadership in the mental health field in Clermont County. “I received what they’re calling the ‘Superhero’ award,” said Burke. “It felt incredibly special.” A Milford resident, Burke was the CEO of the Clermont Counseling Service for 20 years before it merged with another agency, Family Services of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. From that merger Lifepoint Solutions was born. It is a comprehensive counseling agency with expertise in mental health diagnosis and treatment. Burke has served as a co-CEO there for the last two years. Burke said that most of the projects she had been working on were done this year and with the

Liz Atwell, left, executive director of Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio, honoree Tricia Burke and Ann Hoffman-Ruffner of Mercy Clermont Hospital at the Celebration of Hope and Heroes luncheon. PROVIDED recession and budget cuts the agency was facing, she looked at retiring. “It didn’t make sense to have two CEOs and I stepped down," she said. Normally, the Partnership for Mental Health recognizes three people from the community for their contribution or service to mental health. But this year it was decided to honor Burke alone. “We wanted the focus to be on Tricia and her work because the

people we traditionally try to honor are on the outside of the mental health system. For example a police officer, citizens who work in suicide prevention and also consumers who use their recovery to help people,” said Liz Atwell. Atwell co-founded the Partnership for Mental Health along with Burke and Ann HoffmanRuffner. She servers on the board and is the executive director for Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio.

Besides serving as a CEO in the mental health field for 22 years, Tricia Burke has volunteered her time to serve others. » Hamilton County Development Disabilities Services Vision 2014 » Hamilton County DD/MI Co-Occurring Planning Group » Leadership Council of Human Service Executives Board of Directions » Partnership for Mental Health Board of Directors » Clermont 2020 Leadership Program Adviser » Cincinnati Public Schools Leader to Leader Program

“(Burke’s) contributions are very unique,” said Atwell. According to Atwell, all the various mental health agencies have to compete for funding and grants. “Tricia puts the needs of the individuals first and puts those turf issues aside and does what is right for the people we serve,” said Atwell. “That’s the foundation for the partnership. It's about putting your own agenda aside. She’s really been a role

model and mentor for me.” Burke said she first became interested in the mental health field at Thomas More College. “Ever since I took my first psychology course at Thomas More it resonated with me. I love understanding how your mind, thoughts and feelings … how important they are in your life. I wanted to learn more about it,” she said. She said one of the things she’s most proud of is seeing people being helped by mental health groups. “When someone comes to the agency in depths of depression and suicidal, to see them come and get help and change their life around, they are so grateful and you feel like you made a significant difference with people,” Burke said. But just because she’s retiring from Lifepoint doesn’t mean she’s leaving advocacy work behind. "I love working in the nonprofit sector and I have a lot of connections in the nonprofit sector,” Burke said. “I’m looking at developing funding to help young leaders prepare. I’d like to find a way to get that funded and organized. That’s my dream right now.”


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 8

The Producers, 2-5 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Singers should prepare a song that showcases your vocal range. Accompanist will be provided or you can audition using your own music on CD. Dancers should dress appropriately and bring jazz or tap shoes. Free. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 683-4950; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 6831696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Dining Events

The Row House Gallery, 211 Main St. in Milford, will host nationally renowned artist Mark Eberhard from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. PROVIDED.

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

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/ postural evaluation. Free. 7536325. Union Township.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Thousands of cut-yourown Canann and Balsam fir, and Scotch and white pine; up to 12 feet. Tree cleaning, baling and saws available. Wreaths and balled-and-burlapped trees available. Farm animals, Nativity display and hot chocolate. Family tailgate parties welcome. $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. 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. Presented by Eastgate Harley-Davidison/ Buell. 528-1400. Withamsville.

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

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

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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; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, butterfly shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potato, coleslaw, tossed salad, apple sauce, cottage cheese and desserts. Eat in or carryout. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford.

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

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. 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.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

Pets

Art & Craft Classes

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

Caffeine and Crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caffeine Dreams, 123 Railroad Ave., Bring your current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing. Free. 289-9713. Loveland. Loveland Hardware Garden & Craft Classes, 2-4 p.m., Loveland Hardware/Eads Fence, 131 Broadway St., $5-$20. 646-5354; craftloveland@gmail.com. Loveland.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Art Exhibits Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, Free. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

Art Openings A Mark Eberhard Art Celebration, 6-9 p.m., Row House Gallery, 211 Main St., Collection original art works by Mark Eberhard. Artist available to

Art Exhibits A Mark Eberhard Art Celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Row House Gallery, 211 Main St., Collection original art works by Mark Eberhard. Free. 831-8300; www.rowhouse.com. Milford. Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, Includes refreshments and entertainment. Free. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

Education Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved Adult Remedial Driving Program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; www.recoveryctr.org. Batavia.

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

Holiday - Christmas Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m.-noon, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Breakfast for all ages, puppet show, visit from Santa Claus and pictures. Free. 732-1400; www.emmanuelumc.com. Batavia. Christmas Cookie and Candy Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 1428 Eight Mile Road, Fellowship Hall. Walk among goodieladen tables, selecting assortment of homemade cookies and candies for $6.50 per pound. 474-1428. Anderson Township.

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. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. 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.

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; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Support Groups Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. To help scleroderma patient and their friends deal with the devastating symptoms of the disease and its emotional impacts. Free. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Auditions

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; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 4-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Opening night with live entertainment and special activities. Christmas story presented with narration, lights, animation and music. Mission market, Nativity sets, Christmas boutique and mission museum. Free, canned good donations accepted. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

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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; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. 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; www.fitnessforfunctioncincy.com. 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

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

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. 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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 13

Holiday - Trees

Art Exhibits

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. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

A Mark Eberhard Art Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Row House Gallery, Free. 831-8300; www.rowhouse.com. Milford. Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, Free. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

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

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

MONDAY, DEC. 12 Art Exhibits A Mark Eberhard Art Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Row House Gallery, Free. 831-8300; www.rowhouse.com. Milford. Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, Free. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

Civic What are Fair Voting Districts?, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Hear ideas from League of Women Voters Ohio on fair districting for voting. Includes time for questions and discussion. Free. Presented by League of Women Voters Ohio. 625-4510. Amelia.

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; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist 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; www.fitnessforfunctioncincy.com. 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Health / Wellness 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.

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

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia. Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township. Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

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.

Dining Events

Holiday - Veterans Day

Holiday - Trees

Dance Classes

Clermont County Board of Health Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Clermont County Board of Health, 2275 Bauer Road Suite 300, 732-7499. Batavia.

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. 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; www.milfordmartialartsacademy.com. Milford.

The Producers, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, Free. 683-4950; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

Clubs & Organizations

Business Meetings

Exercise Classes

Auditions

Anderson Senior Center Genealogy Group, 2:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., With editors of the Family Tree Magazine. Includes punch and cookies. Anyone interested in genealogy welcome. Free, donations accepted. 474-3100. Anderson Township. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 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.

House Gallery, Free. 831-8300; www.rowhouse.com. Milford. Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, Free. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

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

Support Groups 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.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 Art Exhibits A Mark Eberhard Art Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Row

Music - Jazz Wine Down Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Great Scott, 1020 Ohio Pike, Wine specials and music by Fathead Davis. Free. 752-4700; Www.1greatscott.com. Withamsville.

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

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.

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 Art Exhibits A Mark Eberhard Art Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Row House Gallery, Free. 831-8300; www.rowhouse.com. Milford. Civic Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-9 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; podioso@yahoo.com.


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When my mother died eight years ago, my brother and I divided up the family Christmas ornaments. Every year since then, I put up my mother’s two foot artificial Christmas tree decorated with old family ornaments in our master bedroom. I smile every time I look at it. It’s so beautiful in its simplicity. There is a photograph of my great-grandparents hanging in the hall of our home showing them on their farm feeding chickens and ducks. The photo is over a hundred years old. I never knew my great-grandparents, but because of the photo I can visualize them in the

morning. He was two and I was 10. It was black and white, of course, and nosLinda talgic, as Eppler COMMUNITY PRESS only black and GUEST COLUMNIST white can be. We were opening gifts under the Christmas tree – a fresh cut tree. The tree was covered with big lights, bubble lights, glass ornaments, and lots of tinsel. Along with the album, I gave each daughter a treasured ornament from the tree in the photo. They loved it.

stories that my mother told me. I see Grandpa with his shaggy beard and Grandma in her floor length skirt. Do you have a story or photo of yourself or a family member that you can share with your family? It can be something humorous, sad, unusual or commonplace. Almost anything at all is interesting to those who are 30 to 50 years younger. They want to know what life was like when you were young. What was your school like? Where did you go on dates? How did you meet your spouse? Maybe you can pass along a “treasure” that is part of the story, such as a

photograph or memento. These make great gifts that deepen and strengthen the roots of our family trees. They help our children and grandchildren know how we, our parents and grandparents lived, and they can pass this information on to their children. Family history is important and it’s up to us to keep it going. Well, there it is. A gift that doesn’t need batteries or a user manual, and it won’t wear out. Plus it doesn’t cost anything but it’s priceless.

Linda Eppler is the director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.

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Row House Gallery. “In the Spotlight: Mark Eberhard’s On the Edge” features a recent art acquisition juxtaposed with

other similar-themed art curated from the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s permanent collection. The Museum purchased Eberhard’s On the Edge and will introduce the painting alongside works by notable historic artists John James Audubon, Andy Warhol, Paul Jouve, and Jessie Arms Botke; as well as paintings by contemporary artists, Ray Harris-Ching and Tom Palmore. Painted for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s 2008 “Birds in Art” exhibition, Eberhard’s “On the Edge” represents six birds on the endangered species list placed on the edges of the canvas. For more information on Mark Eberhard, visit.rowhouse.com or markeberhard.com.

CNC to feature Harper art show Dec. 7-31 Catch a glimpse of Charley Harper’s distinctive wildlife art at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Visitor Center auditorium. The show begins Wednesday, Dec. 7 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 31, each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The opening reception is free to the public, and the remaining days of the show are free for Cincinnati Nature Center members. Nonmembers pay a daily admission fee of $8 for adults and $3 for children. Children 3 and under are free. In 2006, Dec. 8 was declared “Charley Harper Day” by the mayor of Cincinnati. Help the CNC celebrate the life and work of

this iconic artist and naturalist whose universal appeal is evident in the national recognition he received. A graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Harper has donated his art for use by numerous area organizations including Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati Zoo, and Hamilton County (Ohio) Park District. Framed and unframed silk-screens, prints and posters will be available for purchase. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is at 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. Visit www.CincyNature.org or call 513/831-1711.


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Blessed with family and friends The Bethel Lions Club adopted two senior citizens in Bethel to furnish Christmas for. The FifGeorge ty Plus couRooks ples of our OLE FISHERMAN church adopted one, and the Public Employees Retirement Inc. chapter from Clermont County adopted two. So we shopped at Walmart

last Monday to finish them up. We are taking these gifts to the senior center Wednesday so they can be delivered to the folks for Christmas. Saturday while “Santa and Mrs. Claus” were at the Grants Milford Greenhouse there were several folks that got to set on Santa’s lap along with the children. Due to the rainy weather, Santa didn’t go on Sunday but will be back probably Dec. 17 and Dec. 18. The Grants Farm on

Bucktown Road have plenty of poinsettias, fruit baskets, wreaths, Christmas trees, candy and other gift items. They have all these things at the Milford store also so come and visit them. Mark your calendar for the next Bethel Lions club pancake breakfast on Dec. 17 from 7:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. Ruth Ann had her appointment with the surgeon Tuesday. She got a good report and doesn’t have to go back until

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

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

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

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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 www.newsongohio.com

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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 www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

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Howdy folks, The community lost a good person last week, he had just been elected trustee of Batavia Township and had not been installed yet. This feller was always involved in the Clermont Senior Services golf games each year. His smile will always be missed. Ruth Ann and I went to the funeral last Saturday morning. The crowd was big. Someone said at the visitation on Friday evening there were over 1,100 people there to pay their respect. Folks, we preach our funeral the way we live our lives and Jim Bushman was a great person. The folks that gave some remarks about his life at the funeral were both humorous and brought a tear to the eyes. There were lots of tears shed at this funeral. The pastor Brent Snook of the First Baptist Church of Glen Este preached a fine sermon. Ruth Ann and I will miss the great remarks Jim always had for us at the golf scramble for Senior Services. Linda, Ruth Ann and I love you very much and there is no way Jim can be replaced, but there will be a time you will be with him in heaven. I imagine Jim is asking the Good Lord where the golf course is and if he needs any help in operating the course. I would imagine Jim would keep his score card in proper order. Jim Bushman, everyone misses you. Last week on Wednesday morning our daughter Pauline and her two boys, Ralph and his girl friend Kayla, and Curtis were here to help Grandma get ready for Thanksgiving the next day. There were 14 people here counting our great-granddaughter, Brooklyn. The meal was wonderful. We hope you folks had a good Thanksgiving. Now I will tell you folks the menu for the supper. Our family was here in the evening. Here goes: Turkey, broccoli cut fresh from the garden, rolls, dressing, baked oysters, mashed “taters,” gravy, corn, cranberry salad, apple salad, long keeper tomatoes, sweet “tater” casserole, pickles and olives. Now, there were three kinds of pie, pumpkin of course, apple and two pecan. Our family likes different kinds, but me, I like all of them. When the folks left to go home, each family took food and pie with them. Also Ruth Ann had made fruit cake. Our two daughters take some of that home with them for later. The Bethel Lions Club furnished a Thanksgiving meal for a family of nine. Ruth Ann and I delivered it Wednesday evening. The local restaurant in Bethel, “From Scratch,” delivered lots of meals to folks. The Kitchen of Hope at the Bethel United Methodist Church served a good group of folks Thursday for the noon meal. Last Friday, Ruth Ann, Debbie, Pauline and Michelle went shopping. The Friday after Thanksgiving is the day they have to spend together. When they got home, Debbie said she wasn’t taking them two shopping again, “just kidding.” When all our family are around the supper table and I ask the blessing, I was so thankful the Good Lord has blessed Ruth Ann and I with a wonderful family and grandchildren.

March. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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Pattison Park to have first luminary walk OWENSVILLE — The Clermont County Park District will hold a free luminary walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, jst west of Owensville. “This is the first time we’ve done something like this at the park,” said Keith Robinson, chief naturalist. “We will have the nature trail behind the lodge lit for self-guided nature walks.” Inside the lodge visitors will be able to enjoy

musical entertainment provided by Ear Candy, an a cappella group from Clermont NortheastRobinson ern High School, and local musician Steve Featherston, who will sing holiday songs. There also will be kids crafts inside the lodge. Guests can visit with San-

ta Claus in the gazebo. Robinson said because many things can be moved inside the lodge, the event will take place even during inclement weather. “I think it's a great idea that the park is doing it. I think it will bring the community together,” said Owensville Vice Mayor Kimberly Beuke. “I hope people take advantage of it.” For more information visit www.ClermontParks.org or call 513-876-9013.

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 18-24 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship

at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is having Christmas Eve services. A children’s service is at 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. is a contemporary service and a traditional service is at 11 p.m. The church will also have a traditional service on Christmas Day at 11 a.m. Call the church office with questions. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is having a christmas concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, by Steve Featherson, with a dessert fellowship afterward. The children’s Christmas program “The Birthday of a King” is 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, with a cookie fellowship afterward. The church’s candlelight Christmas Eve service is 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24. The church is at 937 Old Ohio 74; 753-8223.

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DEATHS

REAL ESTATE James Arrowood

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7275 Frey Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Assoc. to Matthew Geis, 0.95 acre, $59,000. 6991 Thompson Road, Goshen Motor Credit LLC to Jeremey Quick, 1.0990 acre, $94,000. 7156 Thompson Road, Darell & Tina Perry to Fannie Mae, 1.0000 acre, $63,334. 1945 Woodville Pike, Estate of Antioinette Busam to James & Sandra Worsham, 70.6600 acre, $300,000.

James G. Arrowood, 75, Milford, died Nov. 28. He was an automobile assembler. Survivevd by children April Burdon, Gary, Garnett, Garrett, Fannie Arrowood; sisters Garnett Vanatta, Alice Arrowood Gray; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Sylvia Vanhoose, Fannie Gray, Mary Secrest, Ernest Arrowood. Services were Dec. 2 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

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369 Berkshire Drive, Bill & Judith Harmon, et al. to U.S. Bank NA ND, $100,000. 543 Blackhawk Trail, Timothy & Lori Wallin to Timothy Koentizer, 0.4720 acre, $174,000. 1388 Cottonwood Court, Douglas Tomlinson, et al. to Citifinancial Inc., 0.5200 acre, $76,667. 322 Fieldcrest Lane, Roger Sester to Ben & Kendra Zickafoose, $148,000. 5679 Greiman Lane, Steven Peak, et al. to CitiMortgage Inc., $36,666.67. 1116 Hayward Circle, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Mary Gray, 0.2930 acre, $208,199. 6465 Lewis Road, David Clark & Shannon Clark, et al. to CitiMortgage Inc., 0.3800 acre, $198,676. 5799 Lockwood Commons St., Rene Foster, et al. to Fifth Third Bank, $43,333.34. 5679 Mellie Lane, William & Linda Dopp to Janice Enert, $127,500. 1716 Old Silo, Samuel & Rebecca Egan to Mike & Amy Gilmore, 0.2580 acre, $176,000. 966 Tarragon Lane, Bruce & Karen Bailey to Brian Drescher, 0.1480 acre, $178,000. 1153 Teakwood Drive, Harold & Judith Banks. et al. to Beneficial Financial 1 Inc., $73,334. 1397 Wade Road, Timothy & Karen Nourie, et al. to MTGLQ Investors LP, $53,333.34.

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1988 Ohio 50, Robert Kaiser, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.9660 acre, $63,333.34. 2713 Christopher Drive, Susan Bailey, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 3.7100 acre, $200,000. 5501 Wild Rose Lane, Estate of Jean Wiemeyer to Kirk & Sally Schulz, 10.3100 acre, $415,000.

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Veda Joyce Baker, 70, Milford, died Nov. 27. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Linda (Domonic) DeMeo, Sandy Baker; siblings Anna Brewer, Patsy Mulisano, Barbara Riggs, Harold Cornett, Junior, Joey, Irvine Miller. Preceded in death by husband Dink Baker, sister Rena Duff. Services were Dec. 1 at Evans Funeral. Memorials to the

Robert Elmer Eglian, 86, died Nov. 28. He was a foreman with Dutch Home Painting. Survived by wife Josephine “Sandy” Loge Eglian; children Daniella Abdalmessih, Robert Eglian III; grandchildren Mark Jr., Ryan, Brook, Nick, Justin, Dylan Eglian; great-grandson Mark Eglian III; siblings Carol Layne, Patricia Rogg, Rebecca Stillwater, James, George, Michael Eglian. Preceded in death by son Mark Eglian Sr., two siblings. Services were Dec. 1 at Evans Funeral Home.

Sheila Freyhof Sheila M. Freyhof, 59, Miami Township, died Nov. 26. Survived by siblings Sharon, Robert (Tina) Freyhof; nephews Andrew, Christopher Freyhof. Preceded in death by parents Robert, Peggy Freyhof. Services were Dec. 2 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Norwood High School Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 12522, Norwood, OH 45212, Norwood Service League, 2071 Lawrence Ave., Norwood, OH 45212 or Society for the

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John Hannah John Michael Hannah, 59, Milford, died Nov. 22. He worked in the building trades. Survived by sons Michael, Clinton Downs; sisters Marilyn (Charles) Haddix, Linda (Al) Nemenz; four grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Ray, Mary Walker Hannah, siblings Ruth, Connie, Ronnie, Sherry. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Destiny Hospice, 4350 GlendaleMilford Road, Suite 110, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Roger Hodges Roger Vincent Hodges, 78, formerly of Goshen, died Nov. 20 in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was a public utility lineman.

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

Filings Jeffrey Tomlinson vs. Davita Inc., professional tort. Tiffeney Mahaffey vs. Ishvarbhai Patel, other tort. Katherine L. Newman vs. Dr. Barron Hixon, other tort. Norma J. Wolf, et al. vs. Joann Hill, et al., other tort. Albert R. Sipple vs. Buehrer Stephen/Operations Management International, worker’s compensation. Stephanie A. Bowles vs. Garden Ridge Corporation/Buehrer Stephen, worker’s compensation. Carmen H. Hartman vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/Ohio Bureau Clermont County Commissioners, worker’s compensation. Yasmani Enriques vs. Buehrer Stephen/ABC Professional Tree Services Inc., worker’s compensation. Susan Trasser vs. Milford Exempted Schools /Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Amer-

icas vs. Wade R. Carden, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Albert F. Thompson, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Denise Hendershot, et al., foreclosure. Everbank vs. Darryl T. Helton, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae vs. Jerry W. Lane, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Amy Schaljo, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Darlene N. Parrish, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Robert L. Bellville, et al., foreclosure. MorEquity Inc. vs. Loretta L. Lilly, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Doyle A. Douglas, et al., foreclosure. MetLife Home Loans a division of MetLife Bank NA vs. Robert W. Hughes, et al., foreclosure. Third Federal Savings and Loan Assocation vs. Donald H. Chesley, et al., foreclosure. Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Paul A. Woodruff, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True vs. Robert Milton Heichel Jr., et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank Successor by Merger vs. Steven J. Tauber, et al., foreclosure.

JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Sara L. Theis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York vs. Dia P. Hill, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Mary C. Gentry, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Steven E. Davies, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Linda Bentley, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Eva M. Jacobs, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Pamela J. Morello, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Krystyna Maria Kornas, et al., foreclosure. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Tina R. Kissee, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Christine Kessel, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Ronnie Gene Sandlin, et al., foreclosure. Leslie Wheaton vs. Ohio Department of Job And Family Services, administrative appeal.

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He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Helen Harker Hodges; sons Dennis (Becky), Steven, Bruce Hodges; stepson Ray Goodknight; siblings Teddy Hodges, Joyce Weber; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by eight siblings. Services were Nov. 29 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Sherman Mercer Sherman F. Mercer, 73, Goshen, died Nov. 26. He was a millwright. Survived by life partner Carolyn Burke; children Belinda, Sherman II, Jana Mercer, Timothy Burke, Kim, Tim Proffitt, Crystal Vance, Kelly Harris; siblings Gene Mercer, Dorothy Pritchett; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Richard Parsons Jr. Richard Parsons Jr., 69, Goshen Township, died Nov. 15. He was a supervisor for Totes. Survived by children Kathleen Yokley, Richard Parsons; father Richard Parsons Sr.; sisters Penny Johnson, Jerri Thomas; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother Margaret Parsons. Services were Nov. 22 at Evans Funeral Home.

Cora Tincher Cora Sue Tincher, 76, died Nov. 26. She was a secretary at the Margery P. Lee Retirement Center. Survived by children Paula (Ken) Montgomery, Gregory (Teresa) Tincher, Lisa (Jeff) Baker; 12 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Vic Tincher, parents Charles, Sarah Yeery, seven siblings. Services were Nov. 29 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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LIFE

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Donald McCain, 31, 5248 Globe Ave., theft, drug abuse, Nov. 17. Donald McCaffry, 53, 3518 Kroger Ave., theft, Nov. 17. Carl Blust, 59, 12 Meadow Drive No. 27, obstructing official business, Nov. 18. Justin P. Tatum, 29, 9109 Ohio 28 No. 155, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 19. Mark Hess, 18, 7893 YMCA Road, theft, Nov. 19. Jordan Telting, 19, 6058 Weber Oaks, driving under influence, underage consumption, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 20. Matthew Fremont, 18, 817 Wallace Ave., underage con-

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sumption, Nov. 20. Biyao Liu, 20, 5918 Amanda Court, failure to disclose, Nov. 20. Robert W. Smith, 18, 320 Redbird, failure to disclose, Nov. 20. Ryan A. Richmond, 27, 4441 Kitty Lane, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, Nov. 20.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5086 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at 5697 Romar Drive, Nov. 14. Breaking and entering Items taken; $3,200 at 5 Rose Lane Farm, Nov. 18. Burglary Guns and TV taken at 6362 Pawnee Ridge, Nov. 21. Criminal damage Vehicle keyed at 5793 Lockwood Commons, Nov. 14. Paint poured over signs at 700 block of Middleton Way, Nov. 15. Door lock damaged at 1164 S. Timbercreek, Nov. 16. Side of vehicle damaged at 1170 Eunita Drive, Nov. 18. Window broken in vehicle at 7 Rose Lane Farm, Nov. 18. Window broken in vehicle at 5673 Sherwood, Nov. 21. Criminal mischief Flowers pulled up from ground at 5797 Willnean Drive, Nov. 14. Eggs thrown at residence at 6682 Waters Edge, Nov. 18. Criminal simulation Bad checks issued to Mama Vita's; $118.50 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Nov. 18. Domestic violence At South Timbercreek, Nov. 17. Forgery Male checks written with no authorization at 5353 Galley Hill, Nov. 16. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization; $913 at 6543 Branch Hill Miamiville, Nov. 16. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization; $27,408.92 at 1074 Cedar Drive, Nov. 16. Theft Laptop computer taken from restroom at Live Oaks; $600 at Buckwheat Road, Nov. 14. Male stated he paid for repair services, not rendered; $286 at

734 Maple Ridge, Nov. 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $34 at Wards Corner, Nov. 14. Clothes, crossbow, etc. taken from truck; $1,910 at 1401 Arrowhead Trails, Nov. 15. Cellphone case taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, Nov. 15. Jewelry, etc. taken; $690 at 5742 E. Tall Oaks Drive, Nov. 15. Jewelry taken; $400 at 5722 Tall Oaks Drive, Nov. 16. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $242 at Ohio 28, Nov. 17. I-Pod, books, etc. taken from vehicle; $875 at 315 Whispering Pines, Nov. 18. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $29 at Wards Corner, Nov. 19. Guitar, etc. taken from vehicle; $2,000 at 1006 Arrowhead Trails, Nov. 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40 at Ohio 50, Nov. 19. 1992 Buick taken; $2,600 at 2000 Stillwater Lane, Nov. 19. Silverware, jewelry, etc. taken; $6,950 at 1211 Red Roan Lane, Nov. 19. Employee took money from register at United Dairy Farmers; $123.87 at Ohio 50, Nov. 19. Vandalism Object thrown off overpass breaking windshield of vehicle at area of Ohio 28 at Happy Hollow, Nov. 19. Violation of protection order Female reported this offense at 607 W. Hanna Lane, Nov. 17.

MILFORD Arrests/citations

Matthew A. Garrison, 38, 812 Forest Ave., domestic violence, Nov. 26. Brandi M. Gordon, 32, 5952 Deerfield Road, warrant, Nov. 24. Juvenile, 15, criminal trespass, driving under influence, no drivers license, Nov. 25. Brandon C. James, 26, 406 Valley Brook Drive, recited, Nov. 27. Daniel T. Jetter, 45, 13 Kenny Court, warrant, Nov. 24. Henry Kellerman, 63, 88 Bridgette Blvd., warrant, Nov. 24. Kimberly Kindle, 18, 32 Oakview St., drug abuse, Nov. 23. Jerome Mathis, 43, 4 Crestview, recited, Nov. 22. Vivian A. Miracle, 18, 6417 Barre Road, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 23. Amanda N. Mullins, 21, 406 Valley Brook Drive, driving under suspension, stop after accident, Nov. 24. Tyhon L. Nixon, 25, 1604 Mandarin Drive, warrant, Nov. 25. Brock Ramsey, 21, 3688 Springdale Road, contempt of court, Nov. 25. Christopher P. Reichner, 31, 324 High St., domestic violence, Nov. 26. Mack C. Roach, 28, 2108 Oakbrook Place, recited, Nov. 26. James T. Rose, 30, 1101 Edgecombe Drive, warrant, Nov. 23. Samuel B. Sedgwick, 26, 412 Main St., warrant, Nov. 21. Stephanie Shadoan, 21, 2108 Oakbrook Place, recited, Nov. 26. Scott A. Sparks, 26, 6336 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, driving under influence, no drivers license,

Nov. 27. Allen D. Stanforth, 21, 1101 Edgecombe Drive, recited, Nov. 23. Shawn K. Swafford, 29, 30 Winnebago, domestic violence, Nov. 27. Anthony R. Tenkotte, 24, 3976 Williams Drive, recited, Nov. 27. William Vanname, 29, 1640 Lindie Lane, recited, Nov. 23. Ronald Willis Jr., 33, 3114 Spring Grove, warrant, Nov. 25. Jennifer M. Zieger, 21, 5835 Belfast Owensville Road, contempt of court, Nov. 23.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Male stated he was robbed at gunpoint at 824 Main St., Nov. 24. Breaking and entering Window broken at 1123 Main St., Nov. 22. Criminal damage Tires cut on vehicle at 2 Apple Lane, Nov. 23. Domestic violence At Forest Avenue, Nov. 26. At High Street, Nov. 26. At Winnebago Drive, Nov. 27. Theft Unlisted items taken off porch at 5 Laurel Ave., Nov. 21. Eight aluminum window seals taken at 1121 Main St., Nov. 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $50 at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 25. Fur coat taken at 813 Main St., Nov. 25. Wallet taken while victim was working at 101 Old Bank Road, Nov. 25. Handgun and I-Pod taken from vehicle at MJ's at 18 Main St., Nov. 25. GPS unit and two DVD players taken from vehicle at MJ's at 18 Main St., Nov. 25. Firearm taken at 966 May St., Nov. 26. GPS unit, camera, etc. taken from vehicle at 35 Cleveland Ave., Nov. 26. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 27. Theft/stolen Deposit missing at By Golly's at 714 Lila Ave., Nov. 21.

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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Anthony Neulist, 20, 176 Cardinal Drive, underage consumption. Samantha Stephan, 20, 4309 Long Lake No. 6212, marijuana possession, underage consumption, paraphernalia. Natalie Dickman, 20, 5327 Ohio 132, drug paraphernalia, underage consumption, possession of schedule i or ii substance. Danniel Blanchard, 44, 6411 Snider Road, open container. Thomas Kuechler, 32, 1844 Stumpy, heroin possession. David Moses, 21, 2560 Ohio 28, obstructing official business. Jeremy Hines, 26, 148 Garden Drive, domestic violence. Daniel Jones, 24, 6481 Cedar Lake, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Cameron Colding, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 15A, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 161 Club Drive, Nov. 17. Aggravated murder At 227 Mindy Lane, Nov. 16. Assault At 402 Windsor Lane, Nov. 6. Breaking and entering At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 369, Nov. 11. Burglary At 6742 Smith Road, Nov. 11. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 234K, Nov. 18. Disorder At 7001 Cozaddale, Nov. 6. At 1398 Teal Court, Nov. 8. At 6553 Goshen Road, Nov. 8. At 1521 Rolling Knoll, Nov. 8. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 311F, Nov. 10. At 2237 Cedarville, Nov. 18. At 401 Redbird, Nov. 12. Dispute At 2534 McHenry Road, Nov. 6. Domestic violence At Garden Drive, Nov. 8. Identity fraud At 6649 Rose Lane, Nov. 8. Soliciting without permit At Clubside Drive, Nov. 19. Theft At 6162 Ohio 132, Nov. 9. At Millers Lane, Nov. 14. At 6058 Marsh Circle, Nov. 14. At 6933 Cozaddale, Nov. 15. At 1402 Stella Drive, Nov. 16. At 2217 Ohio 132, Nov. 17. At 1373 Ohio 28, Nov. 18. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 12, Nov. 19. At 6696 Goshen Road, Nov. 19.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Thomas Rob Coogan, 28, 115 Cross, Newtonsville, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Nov. 20. Frederick Alan Ballmann, 58, 205 Short St., Owensville, fugitive from justice at 205 Short St., Owensville, Nov. 17. Joseph George Fastrich, 50, 6386 Ohio 727, Goshen, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2612 Weaver Road, Batavia, Nov. 17. Ronald Helwig, 72, 2179 Cedarville Road, Goshen, assault at 2179 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Nov. 20. George R. Long, 58, 2181 Cedarville Road, Goshen, assault at 2179 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Nov. 20. Sean Ryan Anthony, 27, homeless, burglary at 6218 Ohio 133, Goshen, Nov. 23. Jeremy J. Jester, 33, 6565 Ohio 133, Goshen, domestic violence at 6565 Ohio 133, Blanchester, Nov. 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 2179 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Nov. 20. Breaking and entering At 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia, Oct. 10.At 5736 Deerfield Road, Milford, Nov. 10. At 6585 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Nov. 23. Burglary At 6218 Ohio 133, Goshen, Nov. 18. At 844 Wright St., No. 1, Newtonsville, Nov. 18. At 2768 Lair Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 23. At 6218 Ohio 133, Goshen, Nov. 18. Criminal damaging/endangering At 6168 Marathon Edenton Road, Blanchester, Nov. 8. Criminal trespass At 3437 Hunter Creek Lane, Blanchester, Nov. 27. At 6585 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Nov. 22.


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