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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

By John Seney

GOSHEN TWP. — Township officials continue to receive contributions to help outfit the police department’s new K-9 car. The trustees accepted $2,520 in contributions at their Nov. 27 meeting. The contributions were from: » Goshen Lions Club: $2,295. » Goshen Concerned Citizens: $100. » Garden Acres Pentecostal Church: $100. » George and Barbara Jones: $25. “I am proud to present the money to the Goshen Police De-

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partment,” said Andy Evans, president of the Goshen Lions Club. Police department Capt. Bob Rose said the Citizens Police AcadRose emy Alumni Association also is in the process of raising funds for the K-9 car. About $8,000 will be needed to outfit the car, he said. Rose said the department in August was awarded at no cost a new patrol car by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services. The award was for the township’s participation in the “Click it

or Ticket” and “Under the Influence, Under Arrest” programs, Department officials want to use the new car to replace the present K-9 car, which is a 2002 model with 200,000 miles and is in poor condition. The equipment in the old car also is in poor condition and must be replaced, he said. Rose said the new car, which is expected to arrive in January, needs a specially-designed dog kennel, a center consul that will hold a computer, lights and a siren. For more information about contributing to the K-9 car, contact Rose at bob.rose@goshenoh.gov.

This is the home of Della and Victor Cook on Main Street in Goshen Township. Share photos of your decorated home by emailing them to therron@communitypress.com. THANKS TO DELLA COOK

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Police officer rescues man By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

GOSHEN TWP. — A police officer said “divine intervention” put him in the right place at the right time to rescue a man from a burning mobile home. Goshen Fire Department Capt. Robert Rose said firefighters were called to a fire about 5:26 p.m. Dec. 4 at 421 Windsor Lane in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park. When firefighters arrived, they found Goshen Police Officer Jeff Wolf had pulled 57year-old Charles Ritchie out of the burning home already. Wolf said he had been taking a report on an unrelated call at a mobile home nearby when a woman came in and told him there was a mobile home on fire. When he arrived at the burning structure, he found the rear was engulfed in flames. The front door of the mobile home was opening and closing, Wolf said. “I made the determination there must be someone inside,” he said. Wolf pushed the door open, found Ritchie standing in the living room and pulled him to

safety. “An EMT told me if it had been 10 more minutes, he (Ritchie) wouldn’t have made it,” he said. “I felt I was in the right place at the right time by divine intervention,” Wolf said. In addition to being a parttime officer with the Goshen Township Police Department, Wolf is an ordained Church of God pastor with the House of Restoration church in Miami Township. He also serves as a chaplain with the Miami Township Police Department. Rose said rescue crews took Ritchie to Bethesda North Hospital where he was treated for burns and smoke inhalation. He said there were no other people in the mobile home, but there were several animals, including three dogs, a cat and several birds. Firefighters were able to save the dogs, but the cat and birds did not survive, he said. Rose said the mobile home was a total loss, but he did not have a cost estimate. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said. Miami Township and Stonelick Township firefighters responded to the scene, Rose said.

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GOSHEN TWP. — Saturday, Dec. 8, marked the eighth day of Christmas in the township’s Twelve Days of Christmas countdown. To celebrate, a live nativity scene was open at Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park. The nativity scene will continue from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas. During the holiday, Goshen United Methodist Church members are working with the Goshen Horse Thief Detectives to create a manger scene inside the park’s large red barn. Live animals, including goats, sheep and miniature donkeys will be housed in the barn, and costumed volunteers will portray biblical characters. “It will be a very traditional scene with live animals,” said Pastor Johnny Phillips.

Goshen Horse Thief Detectives Captain Jeff Corcoran said Christmas music will be playing during the event. PhilSpaulding lips hopes to have narration for the scene as well. “This is the first time we’ve done this,” Phillips said. “I think it’s making a good statement about how Goshen Township (residents) get involved and pull together.” Corcoran said he is excited to see different community groups and organizations working together on the 12 Days of Christmas. “The exciting part is that all the various civic, quasi governmental and religious groups are coming together to make this

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STONELICK TWP. — Clermont Northeastern school officials Nov. 29 honored some of the business leaders who support the district. “Without you folks, we

Kevin Husted, a member of the Clermont Northeastern Business Advisory Board, was the featured speaker Nov. 29 at the CNE Business Partners Dinner. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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CLERMONT COUNTY BOARD OF DD 2011 Annual Report and Outcomes Management Summary Executive Summary. Sharon Woodrow, Superintendent Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities had a pretty good year in 2011. We were happy, when evaluating our Strategic Plan for 2011, to find that we accomplished many of our goals. What makes that so important is that our goals reflect support for our citizens with developmental disabilities in this county. And, that’s what our mission, vision and day to day purpose are all about. New to 2011 was the plan to get more information about people’s needs during our Intake Process. You can read more about this in the Community Support Section of this report, but I want to commend our board and planning staff for taking a good look at how we can get needed services to people, utilizing the additional levy funds from our successful levy campaign the year before, while keeping an eye on on-going unsustainable costs. All in all, almost 300 people asked for and received ”new” services from CCDD, which helped to support them in their daily lives. By new services, we mean not the traditional Adult, Early Childhood, or School Age services; however, those areas of our agency saw new growth also. Please read about those in their sections of this report. “New“ or additional services targeted expanded behavioral training and support in people’s homes, camp and respite opportunities, transportation, specialized child care and creative supported living and individual budgets. We also continued to fund additional Level One waivers which give people access to Medicaid paid medical services, day supports and respite. Always diligent about recognizing and handling emergencies, we fielded some significant ones in 2011, but were able to ensure health and safety for all reviewed in an effective and efficient manner. Waiting lists for waivers continue to grow, but we also continue to review, evaluate and determine how we can help in other, more immediate ways. Our partnership with Goodwill Industries came to fruition in 2011 when a satellite of the Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries opened in our Krenning Center. There, Goodwill serves individuals from Southwest Ohio Developmental Center who cannot be served by our county board, some Clermont County individuals on waivers who choose that work program over others, and some individuals from Hamilton County (paid for by Hamilton County) in another collaboration between our two county boards. In addition, Goodwill became the oversight non-profit board for individuals attending work programs offered by our county board. Keying in to the expertise that Goodwill has in the field has made a positive difference in the lives of many individuals with developmental disabilities in this county who desire increased work opportunities as well as creative approaches to leisure based activities also. And, finally, several people from Clermont County Board programs are now working in the Goodwill Store on Beechmont Avenue. This is truly becoming a strong partnership which offers choice to our individuals and an effective and efficient way for the Clermont County Board to support our individuals in new and innovative ways, while also managing our costs. The costs of programming at the Krenning Center are now shared by three agencies, not just the Clermont County Board of DD. And, this program continues to grow. We hope this will be a long-term partnership. Another county collaboration was strengthened in 2011 due to the unfortunate situation of several children with developmental disabilities who have either experienced abuse or neglect, or who cannot be supported in their natural families because of significant mental health or behavioral issues. Residential treatment and placement for children has been uncharted territory for CCDD in prior years, but thanks to the support, guidance and financial partnership with Clermont County Children’s Services, we have been able to assist several very young people in crisis. Hopefully this support by our two agencies will lead to

“Community Integration” program. This included guidelines and training of staff and students. Students were trained on community and van safety. In November, 2011, we began offering community trips to three classrooms. Instructors plan together for meaningful weekly community outings with a mix of students from all three classrooms. These trips include shopping, visiting the library and in eating in the community. Developing appropriate social skills and generalizing those skills in the community are an important part of our curriculum. School districts look to us in placing students with more intensive needs, medical or behavioral. We identified that we could best serve these students in classrooms with 4-6 students. As a result, we have capped our classroom enrollment at 6. Staff have attended specific training in working with students with behaviors, how to understand behaviors and in building appropriate interventions. We worked with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kelly O’Leary Center (TKOL) to transition a student back into Wildey School. We collaborated with professionals TKOL for our staff to train at their clinic. TKOL staff also came to Wildey to train our staff. We designed a classroom environment that incorporated components of TKOL program as a step down from the clinical program to create a seamless transition. We continue to create environments to meet the individual needs of the students, and provide them with the support to make them successful. School Age and Adult Services developed plans to improve transition between school and Adult Service programming. Program Managers were assigned in the student’s last year, to coordinate the transition. We hosted a Transition Breakfast in February, 2011. This was held at the Grissom Building with presentations about program options and services available through CCDD. Afterwards, families were able to take tours of the Grissom/DAC programs with individual tours at Wildey Center on request. Of the four 2011 graduates, 1 moved out of county, 1 began programming at DAC, 1 entered Community Employment, and the fourth attends the Wildey Adult Program. Transition planning for 2012 graduates began in May, 2011. Individual tours with families were scheduled for the first of 2012 to finalize transition planning. We used IEP meetings to discuss services based on the needs of families. Staff assisted families to get on waiting lists for camp, family resources, and waivers based on their needs and interest. We communicated with parents/families through our monthly newsletter and through group emails. Adult Services - CCDD Adult Services provides services to eligible individuals from young to senior adults. This includes sheltered employment, recreation and leisure programming, enclave or mobile work crews, and community employment and job coaching; all are offered in four areas: Wildey Center adult wing; Donald A. Collins Center; Grissom Center, and in the community. Programs offer an opportunity to earn a paycheck or to receive life enrichment through activity programs at facilities and in the community. Adult Services operates under CORE values that were adopted in 2010 which are: “Safe and Inviting Environments; Understand; Responsibility; and Engagement.” There were many exciting accomplishments in 2011. We were able to serve new individuals as they requested services, without adding anyone to a waiting list. A new staff orientation program was fully implemented. New volunteer opportunities were established for individuals. A Recycling Initiative was created. There was continued excitement about student transition services through the Bridges to Transition project. There was success with re-working some environments to better support individuals that need quieter/smaller spaces for their day. Surveys showed swimming was a trend; swim programs began in 2011. We participated in our CARF accreditation survey with a number of strengths recognized in Adult Services. The department went through a significant transition with the dissolution of Clerco, Inc., the non-profit

better and more independent lives for these children as they grow up. But certainly, without the financial support and case work expertise of Children’s Protective Services, we would not have been able to do this. Due to the retirement and dissolution of Clerco Inc., we lost some nonprofit support for fundraising and grant writing. Since our Gift of Time Respite Program is funded in a large part by grants and fundraisers, and since we continue to have growing needs in this and other specialized areas, we were pleased to announce that we would be collaborating with a new non-profit, whose sole purpose is to raise funds to support our programs. Although the non-profit, “Clermont DD Empowers Me,” officially was established in early 2012, the donation to get it off the ground and the preliminary work for its formation happened in late 2011. CCDD is thrilled to be involved in this new collaboration as we believe that more individuals will be able to benefit. And, that’s what we are constantly striving to do. As you read through this document, please note the work that is being done to ensure that your tax dollars are spent as efficiently as possible, as well as to ensure that the most people benefit. But, also please note that many individuals’ lives as well as those of their families are being changed for the better daily. And, it is through this community’s support that we are able to make this possible. We will continue to work hard in 2012 to actualize our 2012 plan and provide the best possible support for our individuals with developmental disabilities in Clermont County. Don’t hesitate to call us with questions or stop by and see what’s happening. We’d love to talk to you. I. Services Provided in 2011 Early Childhood - In 2011 the Early Childhood programs operated or coordinated by the CCDD continued the efforts of providing excellent services to children and families while utilizing the resources available in the most efficient way possible. Many of the services that the CCDD EI Program provides are based on Federal Law, specifically Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Decisions about service provision are also based on the most current and accepted research on how children learn best. The overarching goal of Early Intervention is to increase the family and caregiver‘s competence and confidence in helping their child learn and grow. The Early Childhood Programs operating under or coordinated by the CCDD in 2011 were: Early Intervention (EI); Help Me Grow (HMG); R e g i o n a l Infant Hearing Program (RIHP). During the year 2011, overall enrollment in EI was relatively the same. Average daily enrollment was slightly down from 222 to 218. This number is over the estimated target number for our county from the Ohio Department of Health which is 199. EI capacity with current staffing is 245. Overall, the program evaluated, screened and/or provided services to over 760 children. School Age- The Clermont County Board of DD School Age Services provides special education services to Clermont County students through placement from their school district of service. We currently serve 47 students (Dec. 2011) residing in Batavia, Bethel, Blanchester, Clermont Northeastern, Felicity, Goshen, Milford, New Richmond,West Clermont,Western Brown, and Williamsburg school districts. Student placement is determined by the IEP team based on the needs of the student. The Thomas A. Wildey School is a special education option on the continuum of services addressing intensive medical/physical needs, multiple disabilities, significant behaviors, and Autism Spectrum Disorders in a public separate facility for students age 6 through 22. School Age enrollment increased 9% between September 2010 and September 2011. Four students graduated in May 2011 and 7 new students enrolled in August 2011. Classrooms have an average of 6 students per classroom, each has an instructor and an assistant. Nineteen students required additional assistance of an educational aide which was provided by the home district. Sixteen students have behavior plans. We created an excel template which includes data for the current year. This has allowed us to track trends and patterns more efficiently. The monthly summary is reviewed by the Principal and Behavior Support Specialist. Parents receive the monthly summary so they can track their child’s progress. The yearly summary is included in the annual IEP review as well. Data collection and reporting progress has been addressed in teacher meetings and on an individual basis. The Principal reviews data collection systems and has met with teachers on how to improve and collect meaningful, accurate data. Teachers have created templates and were trained on how to collect data and how to interpret the data to more accurately reflect student progress; they also consider how they will collect data when creating goals and objectives and how the goal/ objective can be measured. Support staff is trained by the Teacher on the data collection systems and how to collect data. Staff evaluated student data to identify areas of need to develop IEP goals. Xavier University graduate students created a “Progress Monitoring” toolkit for our staff to improve data collection. We developed the framework for our

overseeing the work programs for the individuals served in the sheltered employment settings and the introduction of the Clermont Sheltered Work Administrative Services non-profit under the umbrella of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. Wildey Adult Center - Wildey Center offers individuals who attend the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programming throughout the day. The senior adult program caters to the needs of older adults. Activities took place these areas: activity room, cooking area, in the gym, outside and in the community. We created curriculum and share folders that all staff can use to increase efficiency with implementing activities. Daily schedules help staff in each activity room more efficiently plan the day with individuals. The Next Chapter Book Club took place in the community. Staff and individuals use the gym at Wildey on certain days of the week. Additional classes offered were cooking and computer classes. The second annual Wildey Center Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza occurred with a number of individuals and various staff taking part. Zach Malec, a local Boy Scout built A shelter was built for the outside patio/horticulture area as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Donald A. Collins Center (DAC) – At DAC, individuals have the opportunity to participate in work or recreation and leisure/life enrichment activities. The staff at DAC work with a smaller ratio of individuals to better assist them to get the most out of their day. One of the exciting results to see was the implementation of the swimming program. Many benefited from swimming and the staff saw great results from this opportunity for them to experience physical/sensory experience. Grissom Center Grissom offers individuals the opportunity to work in a sheltered employment environment. Individuals can work on jobs that involve small parts assembly, kit assembly, packaging, sorting, labeling, etc. They can also participate in community activities, attend life enrichment classes, and physical activities if they choose. Supported Employment Enclaves leave from the Grissom Center daily for individuals to work in housekeeping, production, document scanning preparation, and lawn crews in the warmer months. Community Employment - In 2011, the Community Employment Services Department placed a total of 25 individuals in community jobs and 33 community work assessments. Total billing to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation was $189,288. Community Employment currently does not have a waiting list. We serve students currently looking to transition from school to work and individuals who may be interested in leaving the sheltered employment settings for community employment. The department has a good relationship with the local BVR office and counselors to find employment for those with significant disabilities. In 2011, Community Employment was selected to participate in the Ohio Department of DD Employment First Initiative. This was established to transition 5-10 individuals from sheltered employment to community jobs. Community Employment ventured into a new project called Bridges to Transition. We worked with 19 students to provide community exploration activities and actual work experiences. The goal was to provide students age 14-22 the opportunity to experience and learn about what it is like to work in the community and to gain real experience for use in the future. Community Relations - We used social media networks to communicate with individuals, families, and the community, announcing everything from inclement weather cancellations to activities and special events on our Facebook and Linked In Pages. We created a Twitter Account and began using it in the same capacity. We ran strip ads on the front page of each Clermont County newspaper during DD Awareness Month in March through the Region 3 COG collaboration. We created a movie cinema ad that ran before each movie at the Milford RAVE Cinemas in March. We created a communication video with the COG called “Communicating with Respect and Dignity.” It can be seen on You Tube Channel, and our website (clermontdd.org). We distributed volunteer applications and brochures at local events and at all of our speaking engagements. We have continued to successfully recruit volunteers for the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative, but most people who are interested in activities or day programs are those seeking college credit or service learning hours. We will continue to offer volunteer information at all expos throughout 2012. We established a CCDD Young Professionals Network for individuals who don’t attend many social activities. It is our hope this group of YP’s will form friendships and help recruit other individuals to be part of their group. We added new activities to our calendar: a Reds Game, Lunar Golf, and “The Ducks” boat/bus tour. Community Support Services &Family Support - The CSS responsibilities include overseeing the administration of services funded through the Level One Waiver, Individual Options Waiver, Supported Living and Individual Budgets. At the end of 2011, there were 179 individuals on Individual Option waivers 95 individuals on Level 1 waivers, 25 individuals served by the Supported Living program, 142 individuals with Individual Budgets, and 56 individuals receiving ongoing Behavior Support Services. One new position was added within the Community Support Services Department in

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2011 which was a Behavior Support Specialist. We collaborated with FAST TRAC to support children in the community and through Respite services. We attempted to target the real needs of our families by directly asking those on the waiting list what is the current need for their family member. Also on December 1st, the annual waiting list notification letter was mailed to everyone on a current waiver, supported living and/or adult services waiting list. At the close of 2011, residential waiting list numbers were: Individual Options Waiver=611; Level One Waiver=471; Supported Living=157. We saw a flurry of activities related to emergency/crisis situations. A great deal of time has been focused in these areas, communicating and strategizing with multiple community partners. Two committees we have are the Emergency Task Force (ETF) and the Protection from Harm Committees. When notified of a potential emergency, the first responder will assess and coordinate immediate actions needed to ensure the person’s immediate health and safety. If the individual needs placement or resources that are not available and is still in emergency status, the ETF is notified as soon as possible and according to the necessary timelines or requests of the reporting staff person. The Protection from Harm Committee is composed of many CCDD members: Superintendent, MUI Investigator, Director of Adult Services, Director of Business Operations, School Age Principal, Agency Nurse, Behavior Support Coordinator, Director and Assistant Director of Community Support Services. It is designed to assist an individual we serve who is at risk but also protects our agency when these situations are brought to our attention. The Committee of Administrative staff reviews these significant cases to accomplish the following: provide objective oversight of and support to service coordinating personnel; to assess and discuss the options available to protect the health and safety of consumers who are at high risk; to ensure that actions are taken to protect health and safety and to document all efforts; to minimize board liability. On June 30, 2011, CCDD ended our long term contract relationship with the Arc Hamilton County for the administration of our Family Support Service Program (FSS). Effective July 1, 2011, the Board began a contractual agreement with the Southwest Ohio Council of Government (SWOCOG) to administer the FSS. The County Board has always supported guidelines for this program that will enable as many families as possible to benefit from this funding source and have therefore capped the annual amount per family at $1,000. FSS funds assisted 44 families for the period of July 1st through October 12th for a total of 5,470 hours of in-home respite with a total of $19,337.59. There were 22 families who received out-of-home respite for a total of 3,436 hours totaling $9,479.50. Unfortunately, FSS Funds were no longer available for 2011 by mid-October and families were entered on a waiting list until January 2012, when families could again apply for an additional funding. Investigations - The Investigative Unit for CCDD manages information for all DD service providers. This information is generated through the Major Unusual Incident (MUI) process. The Ohio Department of DD defines certain types of occurrences as Major Unusual Incidents, or incidents that have the potential to pose a significant risk to the health and safety of the individuals we serve. The MUI process seeks to ensure that individuals with DD have access to appropriate treatment and care, and ensures that providers of services address individual needs in a thorough and proactive manner. The MUI process reviews both individual and DD system needs. MUIs are defined as the alleged, suspected, or actual occurrence of abuse; attempted suicide; death; exploitation; failure to report; injuries of known origin; involvement with law enforcement; medical emergency; misappropriation; missing person; neglect; peer to peer acts; prohibited sexual relations; rights code violations; unapproved behavior support; injury of unknown origin; and unscheduled hospitalization. MUI reporting is applied across the board in the categories of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and misappropriation. It is applied with respect to services being delivered in all other situations. 2011 saw an increase in the rate of MUI reporting of about 4.6% over 2010. Hospitalization remains the most frequentlyreported incident, accounting for an average of 23 % of all MUIs. Reporting numbers across all categories are very similar in nature to 2010. Additionally, ICFMR facilities continue to report one of the highest percentage of MUIs, accounting for 35% of the incidents filed. Licensed waiver facilities accounted for 17% of reports, and the remainder from workshops and other home and community based services. CCDD conducts a quarterly review of all MUIs occurring within the program and services it operates. We additionally monitor and review incidents occurring in services provided by individual service contractors. The County Board monitors total MUIs filed, and reviews quarterly reviews conducted by private agency providers as well. The Ohio Department of DD conducts an annual compliance review of the incident reporting process. Business Operations - The Business Operations Department provides several key functions to the Agency: fiscal operations, information technology, risk management and safety, human resources, administrative quality and compliance, facilities management, and transportation management. Fiscal Operations - The main goal for the Fiscal Operations Department was to maintain financial stability through 2013 and beyond. Maintaining the financial stability of the Agency is attributed to adhering to budgets, analyzing financial forecasts, long-term planning, finding ways to be more efficient and developing new revenue sources. 2011 was a particularly interesting year because the Agency was fortunate to pass a .9 mill replacement levy in 2010 that generated an additional 2.8 million dollars in 2011. Some additional revenue went to offset losses from various cuts in funding and some funding went to provide new services. The Director of Business Operations presented monthly financial statements to the Board with a 5-year forecast to assist in making long-term operations/service decisions and the agency operated within budget. Information Technology - The IT Department replaced a third of our PC inventory with new machines and replaced all remaining CRT monitors with flat panels. Microsoft Office 2010 was installed on every PC. We contracted with Intellinetics, to develop a paperless work environment. We anticipate Intellinetics will be up and running by April, 2012. Human Resources - The year began with a “bang” with the implementation of the Clermont Auditor’s new paperless payroll system, called MUNIS. HR spent time reviewing payroll reports in order to find and correct errors and to ensure that our employees were paid correctly. Because a major part of that system was the focus on “paperless,” we no longer had copies of employee pay stubs in HR. The first quarter of the year presented a number of challenges but we spent the greater portion of 2011 adding technology and training ourselves and our employees to use it. Salary negotiations with the Association were also finalized in the spring of 2011. We calculated raises for those affected, including the amount of retro pay due for each person, since the raises were effective in January but the contract wasn’t signed until the spring. This also required HR to utilize the new MUNIS system in another new way, as we learned to enter Personnel Action Entries directly into the Auditor’s system. This required us to purchase desktop scanners for each HR employee, because the Auditor’s Office requires us to scan all payrollrelated documents into MUNIS. By the fall, we began to use the MUNIS system to complete Open Enrollment for the 2012 benefits. We continue to work closely with the Auditor’s office to work out the problems with this system, and identify the reports we need to access to ensure that our financial data is accurate. Our web-based training program was implemented and rolled out in the third quarter of 2011. Feedback from the employees and managers was overwhelmingly positive that this is a very user-friendly and efficient system. At the end of 2010, the HR Department was reorganized after the HR Coordinator resigned. We made the decision to keep the position vacant until July, at which time one of the Account Clerks took the vacant position. She retired in November, and as we ended 2011 we were fortunate to hire another qualified CCDD employee from our EI Department. Facilities Management – This Department was busy in 2011, completing many of the goals in the Capital Improvement plan as well as maintenance requests that were generated throughout the year. The Facilities Coordinator purchased AutoCad software and began computerizing the building plans, schemes, and developed a preventative maintenance program. We completed a number of projects to improve the appearance of our buildings: painting, patching, and repairing walls and floors that had been overlooked in the past, whether due to limited resources or lower priority level. The RFP was completed for the wastewater treatment plant, and we went out for bids. This project was completed successfully with no disruption to services at Wildey. Towards the end of the year, the RFP and bid for the Wildey generator was completed, with installation slated for early 2012. The Krenning Center was leased to Goodwill Industries, and our Facilities Department spent a great deal of time getting the building ready for occupancy, followed by ongoing maintenance of the building and grounds. Transportation Management - We continued our contract with First Transit for Adult Services transportation, but we will be going out for bid again in early 2012. The role of the Assistant Director of Business Operations remained that of ensuring that employees who transport individuals served receive their driving procedures training. The Transportation Rule was still pending at the State, and was expected to be revised in 2012. There were no changes to our policy, however. II. Accountability and Compliance Early Intervention - The Help Me Grow Program received over 554 referrals during the year 2011, an increase of about 5% over last year. The Home Visitation component of Help Me Grow continued to decline in enrollment over the course of 2011. The Regional Infant Hearing Program received several hundred referrals and served an average of 55 children/families per month. Feedback from each EI oversight bodies has been regular and specific throughout 2011. Ohio Department of Health: Ongoing oversight of all components of Help Me Grow including Central Intake and Coordinating Site, all components of service provision, all requirements of Part C and all requirements of Home Visitation Program; Ohio Department of DD: Ongoing support and

monitoring of all components of the implementation of Part C services and DODD requirements; Local Family and Children First Council: Ongoing quality assurance and oversight of all practices of the Central Intake and Coordinating Site. Local Help Me Grow Advisory and Executive Councils: Oversight of all day to day and operational components of Help Me Grow, Central Intake and Coordinating Site, Part C Early Intervention Services, Home Visitation Program, Family Support, etc. Ongoing feedback/ recommendations from these entities provided information on a regular basis to all of the EI programs operated by the CCDD. Programmatic and policy decisions are considered and altered as appropriate based on this feedback. The monitoring of each child’s outcomes on their IFSP and their developmental progress is also input to the EI program. In 2011 a sample of 221 child outcomes were tracked as being met, partially met, or not met. Of the 221 goals measured, 96% were partially met or met. This indicates that overall the services that the EI program is providing are successful. The Ohio Department of Health also implements a system of gathering data on each child‘s progress. This data is compared to children state wide and will eventually provide Clermont County specific information regarding children‘s progress in HMG. Information gathered in 2011 as explained above provided us with information specific to the goals that we had set in 2011. One goal for 2011 was to have nine out of every ten families participating in our primary service provider set of practices. This goal was achieved. We are matching federal government requirements/guidelines specific to natural environment, teaming and primary service provider set of practices. Another goal was to increase efficiency through collaboration at the local/state level to maximize the efficient use of resources: This was achieved through our enhanced evaluation team for the early detection of Autism. Our goal was for 10 children from to participate in this regional process. Eleven children actually participated and of those 11, 5 were given the diagnosis of Autism, 3 families cancelled the appointment, 1 moved out of state, 1 did not receive the diagnosis and 1 has been referred for further testing. We continue to institute guidelines, format, procedure for this effort and obtained excellent and training and guidance as well. We continue to work closely with the Kelley O‘Leary Center to provide the medical aspect of the diagnosis. The 2011 goal to increase the awareness of community and the importance of early identification and best practice programming for children was also achieved. The number of referrals received from pediatric centers increased 30%; the number of referrals from parents and caregivers increased by 3%. School Age - Indicator 3 – Statewide Assessment All 3rd - 8th grade students are required to take the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) and 10th grade students are required to take the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). Students may participate in Alternate Assessment rather than the traditional test based on the needs of the students. Fourteen students participated in the OAT; scores range from Advanced, Accelerated, Proficient and Basic. All grades were assessed in Reading and Math, Grades 5th and 8th were also assessed in Science. 2011 Scores: Reading: 62% Advanced, 38% Accelerated; Math: 85% Advanced, 15% Accelerated; Science: 100% Advanced; S. Studies: No Social Studies Given. Three students participated in the OGT. Scores range from Advanced, Accelerated, Proficient and Basic. 2011 Scores: Reading: 67% Advanced, 33% Accelerated; Math: 0% Advanced, 67% Accelerated, 33% Proficient; Science: 67% Advanced, 33% Accelerated; S. Studies: 100% Advanced. Indicator 16 – Compliant Timelines: We met all compliance deadlines by completing 100% of all IEP’s and ETR’s (Emergency Task Force) on time. We held 18 ETR meetings during 2011.In the spring,we held 38 annual IEP meetings,79% of parents or guardians participated in these meetings. We made every attempt to meet with parents—we even held a meeting at one student’s home; however, we still had 21% of parents who did not attend. In 2012, we will schedule all meetings while school is in session; 61% parents indicated on our annual survey that they would prefer IEP meetings to be held during the school day. Administrative Quality and Compliance - We continued to monitor operations throughout the agency to ensure that we remain in compliance with all of our accrediting bodies and the many rules and regulations. Each Board policy is reviewed on an annual basis. In the first quarter, we prepared for our upcoming CARF survey and received the maximum three-year CARF Accreditation. Community Support Services With each mailing of an Individual’s annual ISP, a satisfaction survey was included requesting input on the level of satisfaction of Stakeholders had with the County Board and the Community Support Services Department. Return of Surveys was only 25%. A number of the Individuals who receive the mailed survey would need assistance to respond. Service satisfaction is a subject to be discussed with all Individuals at annual meetings. Another tool utilized to monitor our support and the satisfaction level is by the Quality Assurance Reviews that are conducted in the course of a year. These reviews are on a three-year rotation. There were also several special reviews required due to problems revealed during routine monitoring. Our aim is to assure all rules are being followed, Individuals and safe and satisfied with their services. Investigations - Statistics for 2011: Total MUIs filed in 2011:114. Total group MUIs filed in 2011: 3. Total individual MUIs filed in 2011: 111 -- Category Breakdown Unanticipated Hospitalizations: 26 (23% of all MUIs). Significant Injuries: 19 (16% of total MUIs). Unauthorized Behavior Support: 14 (12% of all MUIs). Medical Emergency: 11 (10% of total MUIs). Involvement with Law Enforcement: 1 (1% of total MUIs). Death: 12 (11% of all MUIs). Attempted Suicide: 0 (0% of all MUIs). Missing Person: 1 (1% of all MUIs). Failure to report: 1 (1% of all MUIs). Exploitation: 0 (0% of all MUIs).Abuse: 8 (7% of all MUIs). Neglect: 6 (5% of all MUIs). Peer to Peer Acts: 8 (7% of total MUIs). Misappropriation: 4 (4% of total MUIs) Rights Code Violation: 3 (3% of total MUIs). III. Partnerships, Stakeholders, & Community Integration School Age - We continue to enhance communication with our families; we created an email list which makes it easier to disseminate information from school, other organizations, and to share training opportunities. The Wildey School provided training/internship opportunities for many students in 2011; Xavier and University of Cincinnati students visited to complete observations for special education classes and education internships. Nursing students from UC completed practicums. Our vocational classroom promoted its “Wild Dog Treat” business by selling dog treats in the community and at the Milford Craft Show. Students participated in Special Olympic events throughout the year that included Swimming, Bowling, Basketball, and Track & Field; one student attended the State Games in Columbus. Wildey participated in community activities as well. Transition classrooms spent 1 day a week in the community working, shopping and eating out to develop transitional skills. Our students enjoyed field trips/community activities which included a day at the Brown County Fair, Fishing with a Friend at the Southern Ohio Coonhunters Assocation lake, and listening to the symphony at Music Hall. Community Relations - In 2011, Lisa Davis served as a Board Member on the Partnership for Mental Health Board. We were an active member of the “Summer and Other Adventures” Expo Committee, were members of the Batavia Rotary, attended the Clermont County Public Relations Committee meetings, served on the Region 3 COG public relations group, attended Social Marketing monthly meetings for FAST TRAC, and attend Clermont County YP meetings. Additionally, we also helped the Clermont 20/20 “Look to Clermont” youth group plan a High School Prom for students with special needs. In 2011, CCDD stuffed 10,000 goody bags for the March of Dimes Walk. A very successful Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza was held on March 11 at the Holiday Inn Eastgate with all proceeds donated to the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative. CCDD participated in the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board Crisis Intervention Team Training for law enforcement officers. In May, CCDD participated in the “My Feelings are a Work of Art” project with others who are part of the FAST TRAC program. Students from the St. Louis Catholic School spent the day with us on May 18 and helped conduct a Field Day for the children in the Wildey School Program. CCDD began working with the Clermont County Park District to research grants and funding opportunities to build an accessible playground at the new Shor Park on Tealtown Road. A community focus group was held on June 7 to discuss community involvement. Our agency is proud to be a member of the Clermont County Business Advisory Council and presented “Employer of the Year”Award at the October Clermont Chamber Monthly Luncheon. Also in October, the Clermont County Commissioners presented a proclamation for NDEAM. CCDD partnered with the Clermont County Juvenile Probation Department and Southern Ohio Coonhunters Association to present “Fishing with a Friend” on October 7. CCDD was once again very visible at the Clermont County Fair by operating an informational booth and the paging booth. Our agency was asked to be part of Cool Tools for Schools, which is a back-to-school festival for students in the Felicity School District. Goodwill Industries held an Open House for its new Eastside Center, located in our old Krenning Center. This center is now leased to Goodwill, who serves individuals with disabilities in a workshop setting. CCDD had a booth to distribute information about programs and services at the Strutt Your Mutt festival in New Richmond. We partnered with the General Health District and the TriState Medical Reserve Corps to open the Volunteer Reception Center on October 8 to processed 50 volunteers who assisted with the drive-thru flu clinic. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, CCDD honored all Fire, EMS, and Police Departments with framed certificates to thank them for keeping our communities safe. On October 28, CCDD held a free Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. On October 31, Jason Dimaculangan from Landmark Insurance Company and Stefanie Warren and Matt Coldwell from Park National Bank judged a Costume Contest at the Grissom Building. Our Recognition Dinner was held on November 2. This dinner recognized volunteers, providers, Supported Living Council Members, Board Members, and other community members who made a difference in our lives in 2011. On November 10, the Community Relations Department hosted over 70 people at Pattison Park Lodge for the Fall Bowling League

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Awards. The Adult Services Recycling Program held a Recycling Fair on November 15 at the Milford Municipal Building. This was in conjunction with America Recycles Day and was well attended by individuals from our program as well as people from the community. Community Support Services - The Self Determination Coordinator continued to mentor and assisted the People In Action (PIA) self-advocate group. People In Action held fundraisers several times this year in the form of bake sales and used these funds to help self-advocates to attend trainings and conferences throughout the state of Ohio. January began a new meeting time and schedule aimed at recruiting more members and developing advocacy to a higher level in Clermont County. The PIA sent representation to the People In Action State Conference in March and the 11th bi-annual SOLIDARITY Conference in April with the theme of “One Common Voice, One Common Cause!” Both conferences offered workshops covering a variety of topics, including independent living, transportation, employment, housing and personal care and assistance. The representatives then presented to their membership and reported on their experience at the conferences as well as other updates on the Chapter‘s activities. In August, Elizabeth Moran, Intake and Eligibility Specialist, completed the Interviewer Training to perform Ohio’s Support Intensity Scale (SIS). A group of individuals with developmental disabilities who have significant challenges will be assessed during the first and third years of the project. A random sample

satisfied with the overall services offered. A summary of the data indicates the least satisfaction in the variety of work and the availability of work. Comparing satisfaction data from 2010 there was an increase in the overall satisfaction of the activity programming offered (from 85% in 2010 to 98% in 2011). Comments in this area indicate individuals and families have been very satisfied with the new community activities being offered at the Grissom location and the swimming option at the Wildey Center that was put in place after multiple feedback was shared about individuals being interested in swimming. In early 2012 we have seen some slight improvement with some variety of work from our various business partners. We hope to see this continue into 2012. We also hope our new relationship with Clermont Sheltered Work Administrative Services (under Goodwill Industries) will lead to new partnerships that will provide new work opportunities for the individuals served. Community Relations - In December, 2011, the administrative team created a short survey to be distributed to local community stakeholders including county leaders, village/township representatives, and providers of the CCDD Program. This year’s survey was sent using SurveyMonkey.com to 501 addresses. Only 48 surveys were actually received, which is a 10% return rate. The number of surveys returned is much higher than we’ve ever received before—we plan to use SurveyMonkey.com for future surveys. We also have a survey option with the One Call Emergency Phone System, which

of other individuals with developmental disabilities will be assessed in the second year. It is hoped that analyzing the results will inform our system on how to continue to meet the needs of those with significant challenges in the most efficient and effective manner. Elizabeth is part of the state training team and will be working with other trainers from our region to do the required assessments when the project begins in 2012. IV. Risk Management, Safety, & Emergency Preparedness Risk Management, Business Operations - The Business Operations Department developed and formally implemented a risk management plan in 2007, which included the identification of loss exposure, evaluation and analysis of loss exposure, and plans of action to reduce this exposure. The risk management plan is designed to manage and risk and reduce the severity of a loss if one were to occur, and initially concentrated on areas of financial liability and insurance. The plan is reviewed annually, and was expanded in 2008 and 2009 as we identified and addressed additional areas of risk including risk to employees, consumers, and reputation. The plan also addressed training and other methods utilized within the organization to reduce risk. There were no major changes to the Risk Management Plan in 2011. Emergency Preparedness, Community Relations - Clermont County took many steps toward continuing to keep our agency, families, and volunteers prepared for any emergency or disaster that might strike. In late 2010, CCDD became the Volunteer Reception Center (or volunteer paperwork processor) should there be a disaster in our County. To prepare for this, VRC training was held on July 14 for twenty staff and community volunteers. The Clermont County General Health District graciously paid for our training, and we were able to test our skills on October 8 when the Tri-State Medical Reserve Corps set up a Drive-Thru Flu Clinic and Mock Flu Disaster at our Fairgrounds. In addition to the VRC work, CCCD hosted an interactive Emergency Preparedness Fair on April 28 (Wildey) and 29 (Donald A. Collins Center). In May, a power outage hit the northern part of Clermont County, causing our Wildey Center to lose power. As a result, plans were put in place to purchase a generator for Wildey. CCDD participated in the Shaken Horizon ’11 Earthquake Drill on May 17. This drill required several directors and staff to take computer training for the WebEOC database at the 911 Communications Center in Batavia. Safety, Community Support Services - To promote safety for the Individuals served by CCDD, all staff continued to receive training coordinated by the Behavior Support Coordinator and Behavior Support Specialists in the Mandt System. V. Expansion of Services Adult Services - The Community Employment Department ventured into a new project called Bridges to Transition. Community Support Services - CSS added services funded through the Level One Waiver, Individual Options Waiver, Supported Living and Individual Budgets. There were additional enrollments of 1 individual on Individual Option waivers as an emergency, 34 individuals on Level 1 waivers, 4 individuals served by the Supported Living program, 20 individuals with Individual Budgets, and 56 individuals receiving ongoing behavior support services. Also in 2011, the Board renewed the contract with the Resident Home Corporation for CITE (Community Integrated Training and Education) services which are designed to provide in home behavior support and give training to assist families with effective techniques. The program served 21 families total in 2011. This was an increase of 57% compared to 2010 statistics. In 2011, we launched a new program referred to as Alternative Service Options with the purpose of using local funds to address needs that had not been met or were not available through other funding streams. From this fund, 77 individuals were served. VI. Input from Families, Individuals, Stakeholders & Community Early Intervention - Opportunities for families and caregivers to provide feedback in 2011 included: Ongoing phone surveys to families by Families Connected (January-December 2011), Exit surveys by phone conducted by Families Connected (January-December 2011), Quarterly Roundtable discussions by Families Connected (January-December 2011), Parent Participation on FCF and HMG Councils (Monthly meetings through 2011), Anecdotal feedback from families on a regular basis as a part of routine service delivery (January.-December 2011), a specialized, targeted survey in 2011 by the Ohio Department of Health, Ongoing administrative review of requests made by families for changes in services as well as celebrations shared by families throughout a calendar year (January-December 2011), Phone survey conducted by the Director of Early Childhood Services and the Early Intervention Supervisor (November 2011). Of the families we talked with 98% of them were satisfied with services and seemed eager to speak to a director or supervisor. One prominent theme that we learned from direct conversations with families is that many parents loved the respite program. We also learned families had concerns about their child’s development when their child was 6-18 months of age. We will continue our work with our regional partners to approach physicians and other community personnel about Early Identification of children with autism and other developmental delays. School Age - We sent out our annual survey in June 2011. Only 39% of the surveys were returned. Ninety-four percent (94%) rated our communication excellent and 100% rated their overall satisfaction with the School Age program excellent. Adult Services – In 2011, the Adult Services Department utilized the services of a volunteer to contact individuals, family members, guardians and providers to conduct satisfaction surveys. The following is a summary of results from the surveys: 1. When being made aware of all the program options available in the program 95% were either very or somewhat satisfied. 2. Respondents satisfaction with building environments: 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with cleanliness and upkeep; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with accessibility; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with building safety; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with building comfort. 3. Respondents satisfaction with Direct Staff: 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with staff friendliness; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with treating individuals with dignity and respect; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with staff training; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with staff’s ability to provide enough support when needed. 4. Respondents satisfaction with Program Managers: 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the availability of program managers when needed; 98% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the program managers knowledge of their job; 98% were either very or somewhat satisfied with program managers asking for input; 100% were either very or somewhat satisfied with program managers follow through. 5. Respondents satisfaction with the work/activities offered: 94% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the quality of work offered; 98% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the quality of the activities offered; 85 % were either very or somewhat satisfied with the variety of work offered; 94% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the variety of the activities offered; 82% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the availability of work. 6. Respondents satisfaction with the transportation services offered: 92% were either very or somewhat satisfied with the transportation services offered. 7. Respondents overall satisfaction with the day program services offered: 100% were either very or somewhat

we will explore in 2012 as well. The survey for 2011 asked only 6 questions: 1. In 2011, do you think CCDD worked well with or involved other agencies/services for those enrolled ? (Ex: Did CCDD work well with Lifepoint Solutions--formerly Clermont Counseling Center, the Social Security Administration, Job and Family Services, etc.) 42.9% Strongly Agree; 45.2% Agree; 4,8% Somewhat Agree; 7.1% Disagree. 2. Did CCDD communicate well with the public in 2011? 59.1% Strongly Agree; 29.5% Agree; 6.8% Somewhat Agree; 4.5% Disagree. 3. Do you think CCDD communicated information about specific services to all individuals, families, providers, guardians in a sufficient manner, to the best of your knowledge? (Programs include School Age, Early Intervention, Adult Services, Individual Budgets, and others.) 45.5% Strongly Agree; 40.9% Agree; 6.8% Somewhat Agree; 6.8% Disagree. 4.Were you more likely to get information electronically in 2011 than in previous years? (Internet, email, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In) 54.2% Strongly Agree; 29.2% Agree; 10.4% Somewhat Agree; 6.3% Disagree. 5. If you had questions related to services, did you get those questions answered in a timely fashion? 45.6% Strongly Agree; 27.9% Agree; 11.6% Somewhat Agree; 14.0% Disagree. 6. How did you receive information about CCDD in 2011? Please check all that apply. 61.7% - Email Blasts; 51.1%- Internet; 48.9% - Beacon Monthly Newsletter; 48.9% - CCDD Website; 40.4% Community Print Newspapers; 38.3% - Word of Mouth; 17.0% - Individual Program Newsletters; 17.0% - Social Media (Facebook,Twitter, Linked In); 12.8% - Community Newspaper Websites. Community Support Services - Throughout 2011, numerous calls came through our intake line. In order to address the many requests for services, we offered a variety of community referrals and assisted individuals and families with placement on appropriate waiting lists. We continued to encourage callers in the intake process to identify any one time, immediate needs that could be addressed expeditiously and in so doing, perhaps reduce the need for long term services. We distributed 371 Satisfaction Surveys related to a number of service areas managed by the CSS staff. There were 94 Surveys completed and returned. All were reviewed upon receipt and any needed follow up was done immediately. Data collected indicated a high degree of satisfaction with CCDD services as well as the operational components that are responsibilities of the CSS division. VII. Revenue, Expenses, & Funding – 2011 Revenue: $10,101,496 (Adult = Adult Services, Employment Services, Enclaves, Individual Budgets, Self Determination); $ 4,376,510 (Community Services = Supported Living, Family Resource Services, I/O or Level One Waivers, Room and Board, Non-Waiver Community Srvc.); $2,016,391(Service & Support = Case Management, Service & Support, Staff Involved in Community Srvs., Investigations); $1,917,898 (Transportation = Adult Transportation). 2011 Expenses: $6,947,136 (Adult); $2,441,778 (Early Intervention = Early Intervention, Regional Infant Hearing Program, Help Me Grow); $1,956,733 (School Age = School Services); $1,875,396 (Service & Support); $1,771,519 (Transportation); 1,520,624 (Community Srvs.). Community Relations - In 2011, we held a variety of fundraisers that assisted our program in many ways. March 11: Dancing with the Stars - $9,000 (respite); April 30: Flying Pig Marathon (5K) - $1,000 (respite); June 18: 5th Annual Levy Motorcycle Ride (levy) – Ride cancelled, due to rain/storms; July 16: 5K Run/Walk for the Levy: $2,000 (levy); Quaker Steak and Lube Bike Nights: $5,000 (levy). IX. Outcomes per Department – Adult Services: Minimize waiting lists for all day program services—Goal Met. Purchase, install, and implement an electronic system for documentation of services—Goal In Progress. Implement a 4-day staff orientation program or direct service staff before beginning work—Goal Met. Expand/Start/Enhance current activity programming options offered—Goal Met. Seek at least one new opportunity to offer more choice in the area of sheltered employment— Goal Met. Improve its transition process from school to adult programs— Goal Met. Evaluate the needs of persons served to create/expand more appropriate work/activity environments—Goal Met. Revise the way we currently gather satisfaction from individuals/other stakeholders— Goal Met. Business Operations: Identify the internal and external doors that need to be automated and establish a budget for them—In Progress. Purchase Works International, Inc. web-based training program for employee training—100% Complete. Develop a capital improvement plan and a budget so that funds are available to maintain/ repair facilities when major needs arise—100% Complete. Analyze the past, present, and future storage of records and files and the Wildey Warehouse document storage system—In Progress. Communications & Community Relations: To raise at least $30,000 for the respite program through fundraisers—33% Achieved. Create at least 2 new activities—100% Achieved. Build awareness in Clermont County about DD programs--100% Achieved; Determine satisfaction within general public—10% achieved thru SurveyMonkey. Community Support Services & Family Support Services: Maintain funding of the FSS program to enable families to access funding assistance for needed services/items— In Progress. Improve the efficiency of service delivery by separating need from funding streams of traditional waiting list categories—Goal Met. Effectively meet the immediate needs of individuals requesting assistance thru intake process—Goal Met. Expand the offering of assistance in the areas of crisis stabilization and short-term in-home support—Goal Met. Enroll additional individuals from Waiting Lists: 35 Level 1, 20 Individual Budget, 10 SELF Waiver—Goal Met. Early Intervention: 10 children from CCDD will participate in the enhanced evaluation for suspicion of autism as per the regional process—Goal Achieved. 9 out of every 10 families will have a primary service provider--Goal Achieved. Develop more effective ways to get feedback from families—Goal Achieved. Increase awareness of community of the importance of early identification and best practice programming for children—Goal Achieved. Investigations: Enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of and improve communication in the MUI reporting process—93% achieved (average of 3 sub-goals). Enhance coordinated prevention planning and collaboration by teams—100% Achieved. Coordinate countywide incident analysis to identify trends/ patterns and reduce health and safety risks--100% Achieved. Monitor County Board and provider notification process to ensure same day notification to required parties—87% Achieved. Provide information, support, training, opportunities, assistance to programs and services in the area of health and safety awareness and education—100% Achieved. School Age: Calendar of transition activities for school age staff, families, and students—Goal Met. 100% of instructors/therapists will participate in 4 training sessions/work groups to improve data collection systems—50% Met. Data will be collected and compared to previous year’s data on 12 students—Goal Met. 4 classrooms per month will have community trips—Goal Not Met. Develop an intensive classroom model to provide services for challenging students—Goal Met. **An expanded version of this report can be found online a


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Meadowview Elementary School Principal Rob Dunn is greeted by students after arriving at the school's annual walkathon Oct. 12. JOHN SENEY/THE

MIAMI TWP. — Meadowview Elementary School Principal Rob Dunn is known for his unusual arrivals at the school’s annual walkathon. One year, he arrived as a skydiver. This year, Dunn made his grand entrance at the Oct. 12 event with a military escort. A convoy of four military vehicles arrived at the school with Dunn atop one of the vehicles. A contingent of uniformed service members accompanied the principal. They were from two reserve units – one Air Force and one Army. When asked how school officials got the service members to participate, Dunn said “We just asked.” The principal said every year the walkathon has a different theme. This year’s theme was military super hero, he said.

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Students pass under the Milford Eagles tunnel Oct. 12 during the Meadowview Elementary School annual walkathon. JOHN SENEY/THE

Meadowview Elementary School Principal Rob Dunn arrives at the school's annual walkathon Oct. 12 atop a military vehicle. JOHN SENEY/THE

Meadowview Elementary School Principal Rob Dunn, in military fatigues, is surrounded by students after arriving at the school's annual walkathon with a military escort. JOHN SENEY/THE

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The following students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. Grade 4, High Honors Adia Cook, Andrew Fielden, Lily Fleshour, Zoe Girty, Ben Grothaus, Noah Heltzer, Malachi List, Makenna Love, Carter Morlock, Collin Murphy, Abby Nehlen, Ethan Owens, Brett Rininger, Mason Roy, Jacob Salyer, Meghan Stulz Grade 4, Honors Franklin Abt, Tabitha Allard, Hannah Bates, Kenrick Bebout, Christian Besecker, Jack Beyer Tabitha Browning, Alison Burgess, Alyssa Charlton, Aaron Coors, Adam Davis, Sophia Dawson, Kyle Dolby, Maia Dunaway, Seth Eastham, Emma Edwards, Gretchen Feldkamp, Leah Fleece, Sophia Fleshour, Harley Healy, Landas Hughes, Evan Lehane, Maddie Lepper, Jeffrey May, Emma McManis, Jonathan Mei, Will Meister, Mason Muccino, Molly Patel, Grace Schneider, Jaxson Sharpe, Austin Spencer, Kassi Stooksbury, Brianna Tassiello, Destiney Turner, Emma Valdivia Chavez, Alicia Viola-Prioli, Brynn-

lee Walters, Cole Watson, Lucas Weir, Kirk Will, Pierce Will, Kyle Williams, Isabelle Wright Grade 5, High Honors Payne Ackermann, Megan Atkins, Kyle Bailey, Olivia Bailey, Tyson Behrens, Lauren Bell, Natalie Burlingham, Jon Burton, Lauren Clark, Lilly Copp, Nathan Daly, Stewart Dalziel, Annabelle Edrington, Jessica Ellis, Emily Fox, Brendan Grimm, Adam Harris, Isaac Hatfield, Madison King, Olivia Loeffler, Madison Love, Mayra Munoz-Ayala, Caroline Murray, Michaela O’Neill, Mark Ostrander, Dustin Pigg, Gavin Poe, Dane Prather, Elena Richey, Braedon Richter, Luke Schneider, Marcy Smith, Max Steinmetz, Emma Stevens, Alex Wene Grade 5, Honors Robbie Curry, Logan Davis, Ross Flick, Jordan Gerwe, Harper Kelly, Madison Key, Steven Knuckles, Ivy Martinez, Laura McMullen, Grace Merten, Max Panyko, Javan Pourvakil, Drew Schweinefus, Kayleigh Shay, Nathan Siscoe, Katie Smith, Gabriel St PierreJacobs, Sam Taylor, Grace Troutner, Nathan Ulery, Stephen Wells, Shelbi Willhoite Grade 6, High Honors August Abt, Thomas Begley,

HONOR ROLL K.C. Bell, Connor Berohn, Mary Chapman, Taylor Davis, Olivia Dawson, Mira DeAnthony, Max Dumm, Reilly Edwards, Jacob Gifford, Ben Girty, Ilsa Grabenbauer, Hailey Harbottle, Ryan Hart, Ziven Havens, Nathan Hawkins, Austin Hendricks, Morgan Hills, Dylan Hughes, Kevin Jones, Deidre Kegley, Alissa Kirk, Samantha Kizer, Evan Kreul, Sam Leatherwood, Carson Miller, Hayden Moehring, Katie Prior, Gabriel Richey, Nicole Robinson, Connor Smith, Megan Vance, Emily Versic, Elijah Weaver, Ryan Weidenweber, Tori Wethington, Peri Willoughby Grade 6, Honors Lily Beyer, Kobey Bronaugh, Makayla Brown, Ruth Bruning, Attica Couch, Alyssa Davies, Elizabeth Fox, Kerresha Gordon, Trey Hamilton, Lauren Hanes, Corey Hannen, Stephanie Karan, Catherine Koebel, Ryan Koebel, Megan Krieger, Anjela Lehmkuhl, Rachel Miller, Nick Mills, Jonah Nye, Brady Ray, Jackson Reusser, Madison Ritchie, Trey Roark, Hayden Rubinstein, Megan Rump, Lindsey Strathmann, Heidi Vanderputten, Logan Welke

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The following received high honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. Phoebe Baker, Emma Beck, Jamosen Berta, Carson Block, Nick Bohlander, Morgan Brandon, Felicia Brewer, Zackary Buckner, Aaron Bumgarner, Olivia Busemeyer, Caleb Cambron, Cole Cambron, Lauren Chrislip, Haley Colegate, Heidi Cook, Mason Craft, Alexis Crowell, Megan Darenkamp, Shann Deak, Katie Denlinger, Jonah Dennis, Elizabeth Dixon, Ty Dominguez, Brandon Edwards, Kraig Ertel, Tony Facciolo, Brooklyn Fender, Emily Fischer, Kaitlyn Geis, Brooklyn George, Daniel Glad, Jenna Hansen, Sarah Hendricks, Jaden Johnson, Samantha Jones, Alyssa Kilmore, Michael Kilmore, Danny Kirk, Kami Kirkland, Glenn Kuhlman, Madison Lambdin, Lauren Lutson, Noah Lutson, Allison Lynch, Zachary Mash, Brynley McGuire, Lauren Menker, Thaddeus Olson, Trini Perez, Hannah Periman, Seth Perkins, Megan Pierce, Jacob Powell, Madison Reckman,

Kalei Roberts, Mallory Rogers, Collin Rogus, Aaron Sexton, Ashley Smith, Abigail Stropes, Ellen Victory, Austin Vo, Erica Voth, Nate Waple, Maddy Whitt, Zoey Wiesner, Kyle Young The following received honors for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. Natalie Allen, Silas Allen, Logan Arnett, Nevaeh Baker, Max Barcomb, A.J. Barger, Dalton Bauserman, Dacota Beckler, Paige Blankenship, Austin Block, Hugo Bourinbayar, Sam Bowsher, Rhiannon Braden, Hunter Braun, Matthew Broxterman, Tyler Brunner, McKeon Buchanan, Timothy Buchanan, Dylan Burns, Joelena Byrd, Elijah Campbell, Tye Cecil, Nicholas Chamberlin, Riley Cook, Beth Cook, Robert Correll, Isabelle Dadosky, Zachary Davidson, Parker Davis, Selena Depaz, Gabriel Ditullio, Lauren Downey, Rowan Dunning, Sarah Eaton, Megan Foster, Jared Frederick, Kyle Gallivan, Carson Geier, Skyler Gerard, Shawn Gordon, Rysha Gvozdanovic, Christian Haghverdi, Liam Hembree, Rebecca

Henson, Isaiah Hickman, Sydney Hogan, Michael Hogan, Corey Hopkins, Taylor Horman, Jocelyn Howard, Sydney Hughett, Emma Kaltenbach, Jennifer Kelly, Tyler Kenny, Connor Kirkland, Kaiya Kirkland, Carson Klonne, Cooper Krebs, Morgan Lacally, Kate Lane, Dustin Laudermilk, Michael Lutson, Jessica Lynch, Gabrielle Lytle, Tristan Maier, Sarah Maimone, Haley Maness, Ian McClain, Curtis Mearkle, Carissa Mihailoff, Kaitlynn Morse, Alexis Murray, Austin Newell, Madelyn Payne, Jared Peterson, Braden Pickett, Grace Powers, Jonathan Prem, Tanner Ragle, Brenden Ramey, Elle Redrow, Casey Rhoades, Kiersten Richards, Gregory Roberts, Amber Robertson, Bailey Rogers, Sam Roth, Sam Saunders, Zachary Saunders, Vaughn Schutzman, Breana Severns, William Shelley, Georgia Shope, Jade Short, Noah Smallwood, Paige Stanton, Jacob Sullivan, Laurie Walker, Kaylee Wiesner, Camden Wilking, Nicholas Wright

Milford students take portraits for families MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Some Milford High School students recently used their photography talents to serve the community. Fifteen members of the photography club, under the direction of photography teacher Janelle Shunk, Dec. 1 participated in a service-learning project for

Milford Miami Ministries. The students offered free family portraits to area families in need. Fliers were distributed at the Milford Miami Ministry food pantry and 10 families attended the event. One mother told the club

members she didn’t own a single professional picture of any of her three children because they couldn’t afford them. Other families were using the portraits as Christmas presents for family and friends. “Our students utilized their existing skills while practicing

new ones, and engaging with the community,” Shunk said. “We look forward to doing more service-learning projects. Many of the students have already started brainstorming their next ideas.” “I was overwhelmed by the success of this project, said

Steve Reis, operations manager for Milford Miami Ministry. “The students showed a level of caring, maturity and class that was very impressive. I think that everyone involved with Milford schools should be very proud of what was accomplished.”


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Editor: Melanie Laughman, mlaughman@communitypress.com, 513-248-7573

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Boys basketball » Milford stayed unbeaten after a 53-48 victory over Turpin Dec. 4. Senior Brennan Farrell led the Eagles with 14 points. The Eagles stayed unbeaten following a 53-46 victory over Anderson Dec. 7. Farrell scored 20 points to lead Milford. » Clermont Northeastern outscored Felicity 32-20 in the second half to cruise to a 67-48 victory Dec. 7. Junior Tramaine Smith led the Rockets with 15 points. » Goshen narrowly defeated New Richmond 49-46, Dec. 7 to earn its first win of the season. Senior Ryan Ashcraft led the Warriors with 16 points.

Boys bowling » Milford slipped by Walnut Hills 2,513-2,482, Dec. 3 behind a 453 series from junior Kyle Chance. The Eagles again won a close match with Walnut Hills 2,5142,441, Dec. 5. Alex Vandegrift rolled a 416 high-series. » Goshen improved to 3-0 with a 2,292-1,889 victory over Amelia Dec. 7. Junior Lucky Singleton rolled a 361 high-series.

Girls bowling » Milford defeated Walnut Hills 1,904-1,787, Dec. 3. Delaney Ward rolled the high series of 349. The Lady Eagles beat Walnut Hills 2,033-1,879, Dec. 5 behind sophomore Brandi Norman’s 281 series. » Goshen defeated Amelia 1,909-1,668, Dec. 7. Rian Adams led all bowlers with her 331 series.

Boys swimming » Milford finished fifth at the Mason Invitational Dec. 1. Senior Cade Williams won the 50-yard freestyle event in a time of 22.08.

Girls swimming » Milford finished second at the Mason Invitational Dec. 1. Senior Kelsey Meranda won the 50 and 100 freestyle events for the Lady Eagles.

Wrestling » Goshen beat Batavia 46-30 and lost to Reading 54-16 in a quad-match that also included Indian Hill. Senior Conner Rahm won both of his matches.

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Girls basketball » Milford was held to 17 points in their 21-point loss to Mount Notre Dame Dec. 1, 38-17. Three Lady Eagles finished with four points. » Goshen lost to Indian Hill 45-41 in double overtime Dec. 3. Brittany Clark and Kayla Miller led the Warriors with eight points. Western Brown defeated the Warriors 78-26, Dec. 4. Miller led Goshen with eight points. Goshen lost to Bethel-Tate 5240, Dec. 6 to drop to 0-4 on the season. Miller led Goshen with 11 points. » Clermont Northeastern slipped passed Williamsburg 5351, Dec. 4. Senior Carly Aselage led with 14 points.

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Goshen senior team captain Ryan Ashcraft is averaging 18 points and four rebounds a game. His shooting has improved as he is shooting 40 percent from the field and over 47 percent from 3-point land. THANKS TO GOSHEN

GOSHEN — At the beginning of Ryan Ashcraft’s career at Goshen, the only Ashcraft getting things done on the athletic front was his older brother Jamie. Four years later, Ryan is following in his brother’s footsteps and is the true model for the slogan “hard work pays off.” While Jamie was rushing for more than 900 yards on the football field and scoring nearly six points a game for the basketball team as a senior, Ryan was just a sophomore working his way through the ranks. Just one year later Ryan was the basketball team’s secondleading scorer and the leading rusher on the football team. “I started off as a normal, everyday player but worked as hard as I could to be where I’m at and was doing all the right things,” Ryan said. “The key is going through and doing what I could and being where I could and just working.” As a senior on the football team in 2012, Ryan battled through a knee injury that at one time brought his basketball season into question. He finished the season with nearly 200 yards on the ground, 25 tackles and two fumble recoveries. “I didn’t know if I was going to make it to basketball,” the senior said, “but after going through it and working on the knee I was finally able to get back and able to play a little bit toward the end of (the football season).”

While he may not have gone out the way he would have liked on the football field, Ryan is doing everything he can to make the biggest impact possible on the court. Through the first two games of the season he is averaging 18 points, four rebound and two assists per game. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that he is doing it all efficiently. The senior is shooting 40 percent from the field, 47 percent from three-point land and is perfect from the free-throw stripe. “Just working throughout the summer,” Ashcraft said about his success on the basketball court thus far. “Practicing and making everybody better (is key). The team is helping me out and I couldn’t do it without them.” Despite the Warriors’ 0-2 start, Ashcraft sees his team developing. “We are doing alright,” he said. “We just need to step up and keep playing hard. We have to stay working (until) the end and start executing.” With plans to attend college and major in engineering with or without a basketball scholarship, Ryan wants his senior year to be a special one much like his brother’s was on the football field. “I love basketball,” he said. “Football is my other favorite. (My senior year) means a lot just to be out there with the guys I have been playing with since second grade. It’s just a great thing and I’m trying to make the best of it.”

Ryan Ashcraft of Goshen finds a hole for a big gain against New Richmond his junior season when he led the team with 508 rushing yards and two touchdowns. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford swimmers splash into new season By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

MILFORD — After graduating standout swimmers such as Alex Frank, Beau Robinson, Dave Matulis and Thomas Prus, the Milford boys swim team has reloaded for 2012-2013. They started the season off with a bang coming out of nowhere to finish fifth out of 15 school at the Mason Invitational Dec. 1. “You are always a little bit hesitant when you lose so much talent,” coach Sarah Kleinfelter said. “They really stepped up and performed really well. A lot of people were really impressed.” State qualifier Cade Williams is back after setting a personal best 22.06 mark in the 50-yard freestyle last season. According to Kleinfelter, his goal this season is to get back to state and break the school record of 21.83. Senior Mitch Connor is a middle distance freestyle swimmer and will join with juniors Alex Hahn and Josh Fritz to lead the Eagles this season. After having a roster with zero freshmen on it last season, the Eagles have five on the roster

this year along with a couple sophomores and juniors who have come out for the swim team for the first time. Freshmen TyWilliams ler Karan and Riley Hinkley both swim the backstroke and Kleinfelter believes they have a bright future ahead of them. “Maybe not this year, but over the next few years they are going to be some of my top swimmers,” she said. As for the ladies, junior Grace Villano is trying to fill the shoes left by Julia Prus, who graduated. Kelsey Meranda won the 50and 100-yard freestyle events at Mason and will be a strong contender in the sprint events when the postseason comes. District qualifier Carolyn Storch returns in the backstroke, while Haley Kennedy will perform in both sprint and distance events. Last season the Lady Eagles’ 200-yard individual medley relay team broke the school record and, with Villano replacing Prus on the four-person team, Klein-

felter believes that record could be in trouble this season. Someone to watch out for is freshman Alison McClure. She plays water polo for Kleinfelter but hasn’t swum competitively for a couple years. “She does (synchronized swimming) so she has great endurance,” Kleinfelter said. “I can kind of put her in anything right now, so I’m expecting some good things our of her.”

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McNicholas junior and reigning GGCL Central diver of the year Maddie Mitchell will be back on a diving board near you as the Rockets embark on a new season, according to the school’s website. Maddie enters the season after placing 10th at last year’s Division II state meet. The site also lists Abby Mitchell as a returnee. Abby should be a key contributor on the diving board after being named second-team all-league last season. The swimmers kicked off their season as the Mason Invitational Dec. 1. The quartet of Maddie Scott, Danielle Castellini, Alyssa Mil-

ler and Lillie Motz competed on the 200 freestyle relay team. Motz, along with senior Olivia Fitzpatrick, were part of 200 medley relay team that garnered first-team all league recognition last year. Fitzpatrick was also first team in the backstroke, while teammate Ashley Dundon received a first-team nod in the 100 butterfly. The boys feature two strong freestyle swimmers in Mitch Bloemer and Rick Riede. Bloemer, who is a junior, joined three upperclassmen in 2011-2012 to help the 400 freestyle relay earn second-team allleague recognition.

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The Crusaders return several swimmers with state experience including Kevin George, Fritz Josephson, Greg Nymberg and Eric Scott. George was one of the highest-placing freshman at the state meet, finishing 13th in the 500 freestyle and16th in the 200 free. He also was on the Greater Catholic League-South secondteam 400 freestyle relay. See SWIM, Page A7

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Junior Fritz Josephson was 21st in the 500 freestyle last season and junior Nymberg was on the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay, along with senior Eric Scott. The Moeller 200 freestyle relay team was named GCL-South first team last winter. “With incoming swim-

mers Cooper Hodge, T.J. Peloquin and other freshmen, Moeller looks to retain their team-scoring spot at this coming year’s Ohio high school state championship meet in February,” coach Bill Whatley said by email. Hodge is a junior national level swimmer and and Peloquin a YMCA national level swimmer. The rest of Moeller’s team are seniors Andrew Bergman and Bryan Ki-

mutis; juniors Christopher Asgian, Charlie Braun, Kyle Johnson, Aidan Murray, Sean Schwab, Kyle Smith and Tory Worobetz; sophomores Aidan Dalton, Chris Glaser, Josh Jones, Ben Love, Jessie Powers, Riley Rufo, Peter Sharpahair and Noah Worobetz; and freshmen Dan Nymberg and Ben Sence. The Crusaders begin with the Big Eight meet and the Canton City meet in Canton Dec. 14-15.

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KENWOOD — Mike Reeder is in his ninth season coaching hockey at Moeller where the Crusaders finished third in their league with a record of 2013-2. Unlike the other area schools that play in the Ohio High School Hockey League South, Moeller plays in the Capital Hockey Conference-Red Division with several Columbusbased schools. Moeller last won a league title in 2006 and has had eight-straight winning seasons. Reeder lists Tyler Ruter, Alex Meloy, Zach Bayliff, Jack Brault and Eddie Geiser as players to watch this season. Ruter was Moeller’s top scorer last season and defender Brault notched 21 assists. Geiser was named allleague first team in the Red Division. “We have seven seniors,” Reeder recently told Gannett News Service. “We’re a little older and I’m seeing a good cohesiveness among the team.” The rest of Moeller’s roster includes Brian Tempel, Thomas O’Donnell, Andrew Carmichael, Jake Fessel, Mark DiGiandominico, Billy Rinderle, Ben Sattler and Alex Armour. Moeller’s home games are at the Cincinnati Gardens in Roselawn. Next up for the Crusaders is Olentangy Liberty on Dec. 16.

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of Healthy Ohio made it possible to collect this important data. The health district, on behalf of Denise Franer Clermont COMMUNITY PRESS CAN, partGUEST COLUMNIST nered with Wright State University to conduct a community health assessment including adults and youth. The data from the health assessments as well as other data show that Clermont County residents have a high rate of unhealthy behaviors. Based on reported height and weight measurements of survey respondents, 67 percent of the adult residents were considered overweight or obese. There are also high rates of smoking, 27.6 percent, and 33.4 percent of adults do not get any physical activity. These rates are higher than state and national rates. Clermont CAN reviewed the

data and recognized the opportunities to help improve the health of Clermont County residents. The growing epidemic of obesity, inadequate physical activity levels, the lack of proper nutrition and smoking are all health issues that need to be addressed to reduce the chronic diseases which are associated with these behaviors. Clermont CAN wants to ensure that all residents have access to information to enable them to make healthier choices. To help Clermont County residents become active, eat smart and make healthy choices, Clermont CAN has established the following objectives: » Increase the percentage of Clermont County residents who engage in physical activity. » Decrease the rate of overweight/obese residents. » Decrease the smoking rate of Clermont County residents. » Increase resources dedicated to promoting health lifestyles. Some accomplishments:

» “Updating Places and Spaces,” a publication with more than 60 locations around the county that promote physical activity. » Implementation of the “I am Moving, I am Learning” curriculum in all Head Start classrooms in the county. » Assistance with trail markings and benches for the Williamsburg-Batavia Hike/Bike Trail. » Supporting improvements to the O’Bannon Creek Nature Trail behind Goshen High School. » Host of the 2011 and 2012 Family Fun 1 Run/Walk. Clermont CAN meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Clermont County Health District and anyone interested is invited to attend. Information about Clermont CAN is on the health district’s CAN website at http://bit.ly/qTpdpe.

Denise Franer is senior safety program coordinator for the Clermont County General Health District.

Communist used to live in Bethel July 1950 - just five years after World War II, the U.S. was facing a new mortal enemy, the Soviet Union. The Russians had imposed communist regimes in Eastern Europe. Tensions had flared to the brink of war in Germany. China had fallen to the communists. And now, the U.S. 8th Army was fighting for its life against the communists in Korea. At home, we were living through a new “Red Scare.” Alger Hiss, a former state department official, was in prison for lying about being a communist. Teachers were prosecuted for refusing to take a loyalty oath. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover claimed there were 40,000 communists in America and another 500,000 sympathizers. The House Committee on Un-American Activities convened a two-day hearing about Cincinnati Communists. The star witness was FBI informant Martha Emiston, who testified

that in the early 1940s there were approximately 150 active communists in Cincinnati. They joined Gary Knepp communist COMMUNITY PRESS front organizaGUEST COLUMNIST tions, distributed communist newspapers, wrote letters supporting the Soviet Union and sparked labor unrest at the Powell Valve Co., shutting down production of valves for U.S. submarines. Among them was Reverend Don West, formerly of Bethel. West, son of a Georgia sharecropper, became radicalized when he was exposed to the leftist Social Gospel movement while attending Vanderbilt’s Divinity school. He became a socialist, a civil rights activist, a labor organizer and educator. In the early 1930s, he became a communist because they “were

socialists in a hurry.” Declassified FBI files named him as the director of North Carolina’s Communist Party. Several years later, he left the party, but continued to support its ideals. In 1939, West came to Bethel as a pastor and youth leader at the interdenominational Christian Fellowship Parish. He saw the job as a new opportunity to preach his brand of “Christian social ethics.” West became active in the American Peace Mobilization, a communist front organization, and had contact with known Ohio Communist Party members. He wrote articles supporting the Soviet Union, denounced U.S. Lend-Lease policies and American corporations, such as General Motors, as Hitler lackies. Cincinnati’s FBI field office concluded West was “active in communist circles in the Cincinnati section of the party.” West had the credentials and experience for the Bethel job,

but did his employers really know who he was? Did he hide his sympathies or were they acceptable to his parishioners? Did he openly indoctrinate his students or did he subtly coach them in that direction? Unfortunately, the answers to these questions are unknown. Reverend West was a contradiction, since doctrinaire communists are atheists. Did West reconcile his communist beliefs with his Christian faith? Apparently, he saw no contradiction, stating: “I have always believed that Jesus was a revolutionary who gave his life to the poor ... I have tried to live my life according to the teachings of Jesus. I believed in everything that the communists were doing that I was involved in ... I make no apologies.” West left Bethel after about a year and returned to the south.

Gary Knepp is an attorney in Batavia and lives in Milford.

CH@TROOM Dec. 5 question What is your favorite Cincinnati-area holiday event or tradition? What makes it special?

“Cincinnati area Christmas tradition is Downtown Cincinnati Friday after Thanksgiving – the trains at the old CG&E (now Duke), carriage rides, Fountain Square Christmas decor, ice rink and tree lighting. All those things especially if there is snow flurries falling. “In Loveland: It is handsdown Christmas in Loveland. That has all the Christmas traditions anybody could ask for. Live Nativity, elves, Santa, shows, Christmas carolers, carriage rides and just the true spirit of Christmas exudes from faces of children and parents alike – everywhere you look!” C.G. “I plan on spending time this holiday season in Downtown Cincinnati with my entire family on a weekend afternoon or evening. For those bah-hum-bug-

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gers who say that Downtown is unworthy and unsafe, check it out this holiday season. It’s a great place to grab a bite to eat at one of the many new or already established restaurants, take the family ice skating on Fountain Square, grab a carriage ride, and enjoy a lively and festive environment. Park for free on the streets or at the Square for a couple of bucks!” Mike M. “Well, both of us are in our senior years now and the kids are all grown up and gone, so our celebration of the Christmas

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holiday is rather subdued. “When we were younger, we would go to the display at Kings Island, or Fountain Square, or the Cincinnati Zoo, and really enjoy our experience. A couple of years ago I went to the train display down at Duke, and it was fun, too. “Our most fun tradition, though, involved just the family and it was done as a prank, but we kept it up for quite a few years. (I think it was in humorous rebellion to the notion that you aren’t ‘normal’ if you don’t have a tradition.) So my wife and I would hold opposite ends of a broomstick and one of our kids would hang upside down from the knees until all of them did it. And we called that our ‘tradition.’ Yes, I know – we were screwballs (and still are).” Bill B. “My favorite holiday event is in Lebanon – it’s the annual Christmas Horse and Carriage Parade. It was last weekend. My husband and I shared it with

friends from out-of-state. We love this parade and the wonderful people in Lebanon. “We always begin the day with a delicious lunch at the Golden Lamb cooked and served by the finest people, shop at the wonderful shops filled with unique Christmas gifts and then marvel at the beautiful carriages, horses and people that make it all happen. I can’t think of a better way to start the month of December. We plan to go again next year.” E.E.C. “Fountain Square Christmas decorations and activity; the Shillito’s window displays, the CG&E train display. Those are my memories and my grown children. The are still available (good). Not as good are: parking is pretty expensive downtown to see Fountain Square; Shillito’s is across the river and CG&E’s trains are now Duke’s donation to the museum where it costs to park.” F.N.

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Proud to be an American Nov. 16, I was watching “The Today Show.” They featured 30 people who recently became American citizens. These people came from war-torn countries with little to no freedoms. I was moved to see how proud they were to become American citizens with all the freedoms, rights and privileges they truly appreciate. I saw how proud and thankful they were to be here in the U.S.A. I then think of the people, who are currently signing petitions to secede from the U.S.A. beNancy Haines COMMUNITY PRESS cause Barak Obama, an GUEST COLUMNIST African-American man was re-elected as president. This President not only convincingly won the electoral vote but the popular vote as well. As a hard working middle-class American, I rise every day at 4 a.m. to go to work preparing food for Procter & Gamble employees. I take pride in my work that I perform with distinction. After work, I volunteer for nonprofit causes and organizations that help clothe, feed and shelter the poor. I see first-hand the differences this President has made improving the lives of these people during his first term and I am proud to call him my President. I am also enthused he was re-elected because while we have made great strides, we have a long way to go and we are progressing in the right direction. The new citizens on “The Today Show” reminded me it is our freedom and right to vote and elect all our officials. They also reminded me how precious these rights and freedoms are. The people signing the petitions reminded me there are people in our society that take our freedoms and rights for granted, especially when it doesn’t follow their close-minded way of thinking. To me freedom means that all people have a right to their opinions, even if it is not the same as yours. As for me, I am proud to be an American and a citizen of Ohio and the United States of America.

Nancy Haines is a resident of Miami Township.

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Matt Beuke, a senior at CNE High School, serves drinks Dec. 5 at the Clermont Northeastern Senior Citizens Luncheon. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Seniors enjoy lunch at CNE STONELICK TWP. — Several hundred senior citizens

went back to school Dec. 5 for the annual Clermont Northeastern Senior Citizens Luncheon. Wayne Johnson, CNE preschool supervisor and organizer of the luncheon, said the district has been hosting the event for more than 30 years. The luncheon included door prizes and entertainment by CNE students. Students also worked as servers. Merchants National Bank sponsored the lunch.

Billie Kramer, left, of Stonelick Township and Minnie Kidwell of Newtonsville Dec. 5 attend the Clermont Northeastern Senior Citizens Luncheon. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jane Kelley, left, of Owensville and Vernon Wagner of Owensville Dec. 5 attend the Clermont Northeastern Senior Citizens Luncheon. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Carly Aselage, a senior at CNE High School, passes out rolls Dec. 5 at the Clermont Northeastern Senior Citizens Luncheon. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Attending the Clermont Northeastern Senior Citizens Luncheon Dec. 5 are, from left, Marge Sumner of Batavia Township, Carol Bain of Petermann Bus Service and Gina Dees of Petermann Bus Service. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Art Exhibits

Literary - Libraries

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

Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, 719 Ohio Pike, Mission to fill semi-trucks with personal care items, blankets, sheets, coats, boots, gloves, baby formula, canned food, dishes, and many other clothing. Only new items accepted with the exception of slightly worn coats. Benefits Inter Parish Ministries. Free. Presented by Fill the Truck. Through Dec. 21. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Business Meetings Estheticians Skin Care Clinic, 6-8:30 p.m., Latitudes Beechmont, 7426 Beechmont Ave., Informative evening on antiaging and sun damage skin care treatments, created by wellknown dermatologists Drs. Rodan and Fields. No retail inventory. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Rodan+Fields Dermatologists. 646-7173. Anderson Township.

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

Drink Tastings Christmas Wines Paired Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers. Wine specialist: Craig Cracchiolo of Wine Trends. Hors d’oeuvres by Two Chicks Who Cater. Music by Amelia Morgan & Peggy Jordan. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, 2273 Bauer Road, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a seasonal flu shot every year; especially those most at risk for complications from flu for age six months and up. Health district is unable to bill HMOs. Through Dec. 21. $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.

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. Cler-

service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

Exercise Classes

Music - Acoustic Acoustic Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Peacock Stage. Try out new originals or play old classics. Free. 843-6040; www.facebook.com/greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

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

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; 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. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

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

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.

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. Clermont County.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Taylor’s Tavern, 8323 Kellogg Road, 474-9939. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Clubs & Organizations Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

Dining Events Snow on the Vine Holiday Sampling, Noon-4 p.m., Har-

Country singer Tana Matz will appear from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St. in New Richmond. For more information, call 843-6040. THANKS TO SAM GREENE.

mony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Prior releases, new releases of seasonal dessert wines and more. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

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Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley "KC" Coniglio. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

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. Clermont County.

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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. Clermont County.

Winter Walk, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Walk along the trail to enjoy the sights and sounds of winter. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

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

Music - Country Tana Matz, 7-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New Richmond.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. 943-4637; greatscottdiner.com. Amelia.

Pets Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. 800-6738; angelsrestanimalsanctuary.org. New Richmond.

SUNDAY, DEC. 16 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

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

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. Zumba Fitness, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., More info on Tammy’s Fitness Party on Facebook. Presented by Tammy’s Fitness Party. 315-1302. Anderson Township.

of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Trees

Monday, Dec. 17 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.

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. Clermont County.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; www.clermontlibrary.org. Williamsburg.

Music - Choral Forest-Aires Women’s Chorus, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Presented by Forest-Aires Women’s Chorus. 474-3100. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 18 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.

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. Clermont County.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Music - Oldies Matt Snow, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Rincon Mexicano Restaurant, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Suite F-5, Cantina and Dining Area. Frank Sinatra Party and a bit of Spanish party music, too. 943-9923; www.rinconeastgate.com. Eastgate.

Benefits

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Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Art Exhibits

Civic Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike, Additional budget meeting (only if needed). Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 4740003, ext. 5096. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.

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. Clermont County.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Benefits Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church

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

Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 6:30 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Vendors set up items for sale as well. Benefits Autism. $2. 4740123. Anderson Township. Fill the Truck Initiative, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Walgreens - Withamsville, Free. 250-4116; www.fillthetruck.org. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Garden Clubs Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057; www.cincyavs.org. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Goshen Internal Medicine, 6746 Dick Flynn Blvd., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; www.e-mercy.com. Goshen. Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; clermontcountyohio.gov. Batavia.


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Try Ruth Lyons’ coffecake this holiday It’s interesting how your requests coincide with current events. The Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund is in full swing and I’ve had several requests for her famous coffeecake. Rita It’s a speHeikenfeld cial way to RITA’S KITCHEN honor this woman who has had such a positive impact on us.

I have a few versions of this recipe, but this is the one that’s supposed to be Ruth’s original. I’ve made this twice now, once following the recipe below and once making it with 21⁄4 cups flour, 11⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, 1⁄2 cup oil, 2 teaspoons vanilla and no vinegar. (The vinegar is used to “sour” the milk, making it more like buttermilk). I made a thin icing to glaze it, as well. The difference between the two was slight. This is a straightforward, simple coffeecake. If you want a richer tasting one with a thicker cinnamon topping, I have my holiday overnight coffeecake on my blog. 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar, dark preferred 21⁄2 cups flour

One of these is Williams-Sonoma’s peppermint bark, one is Rita’s clone. Which do you think is which? THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4 cup oil 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the first six ingredients. Add oil and stir until crumbly. Reserve and set aside 3⁄4 cup for topping. Add vinegar to milk, then add to sugar mixture. Add egg and soda; mix well. Pour into a sprayed 13-inch by 9-inch pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake 30 minutes.

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Rita answers several reader requests for Ruth Lyons’ famous coffecake. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

My best clone of Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark You didn’t think I could let the holidays go by without sharing yet another version, did you? Some

of you have had trouble in the past with the bark shattering/separating. That happens somewhat even with the purchased bark, but this recipe keeps that to a minimum, if at all. Out of all the recipes

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The initial browning of the beef should be on top of the stove. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Line a cookie sheet with one piece of foil, about 10 inches by 12 inches. Or do the same in a 13-inch by 9-inch pan. Put 11⁄4 cups semi-sweet chocolate in heat proof bowl. Set over a saucepan that has 1 inch of steaming water, making sure bowl does not touch water. (This is a makeshift double boiler). Heat should be turned to low. Stir until chocolate is just about melted, then remove bowl from pan and stir 3⁄4cup more in rest of semisweet chocolate, a bit at a time, until all is melted. If necessary, put the bowl back on the pan to help melt. If there’s any moisture on the bottom of the bowl, wipe it dry. Stir in 1 tea-

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2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, divided into 11⁄4 cup and 3⁄4 cup measures 11⁄2 teaspoons peppermint extract, divided into 1 teaspoon and 1⁄2 teaspoon measures 23⁄4 cups white chocolate chips, divided into 21⁄4 cup and 1⁄2 cup measures 1 ⁄4 cup crushed peppermint candy

spoon of the extract and pour onto foil, spreading in even layer. Tap pan on counter to remove any air bubbles. Let sit at room temperature until just about set, anywhere from 15-20 minutes. When you press your finger into the chocolate a very slight indentation will remain. Put 21⁄4 cups white chocolate in clean bowl and repeat process for melting, stirring in remaining 1 ⁄2 cup chips after removing bowl from pan. Stir in 1 ⁄2 teaspoon extract. Pour over chocolate layer and spread. Sprinkle with candy. If necessary, gently press into chocolate. Let set at room temperature until completely firm. Peel bark off foil and break into pieces. Store, covered, at room temperature up to a month or so. If it’s extremely warm in the house, store, covered, in refrigerator and bring to room temperature before eating.

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Doc walked up hill in snow storm Howdy folks, We had written about the big snow in 1930. Well, we got a call from a lady that was born during that time. We thank Julia for the call. This was a surprise call and we were very excited to talk to her as she told about that Thanksgiving and how her folks went about getting the doctor there. She said her folks lived on a hill by Fizzleville near Aberdeen, Ohio. Her Mother had gotten up at 4 a.m. and while building up the fire in the stove went to her husband and said: “You had better get the doctor. I think I am

about ready to have the baby.” So her husband, Julia’s dad, walked down the George hill to the Rooks little store OLE FISHERMAN there in Fizzleville and called the doctor. The doctor stopped and got Julia’s grandmother on the way then they walked up the hill and the birth happened around noon that day. We never know how folks lived in that time period and how the doc-

tors would travel by horse and buggy or early cars. Evidently the snow was too deep for the car to travel up the hill. Thanks, Julia. Last Thursday for the noon meal we had a couple wonderful folks here to join us. We have been friends with them since we went through the 20/20 program together. Now Ruth Ann knew that both of them like lemon meringue pie. So when she served the pie, Mort let out a “Wow, what a surprise.” The lemon pie was his favorite. It took him a little while to eat his pie as he savored each

bite. Last Friday evening the Monroe Grange had a bake sale at the Auction 360 at Mount Holly. The folks sure enjoyed the candy, cakes, cookies, etc. The folks that have the auction were pleased that the Grange was there. The sale is a very good one. The items they sell are of good quality and the building where the sale is held is very clean and has good comfortable chairs to set in. So stop and say hello to the Pierce’s and say thanks. They have a sale there every Friday evening.

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While the sale was going on, the Bethel Lions Club had the Pam Noah and her Swing Band at the Bethel-Tate Middle School for a Christmas concert. The music was wonderful and there was a good crowd. The club thanks the businesses that donated some money to help pay for the concert. These businesses always support the events the Lions Club do for the community. The businesses we thank are the Community Savings Bank, the Key Bank, and the Nurre Funeral Home. The club will have their next Pancake breakfast on Dec. 15 from 7:30 til 10:30 a.m. at the BethelTate High School on the east end of Bethel. The menu is all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, potato cake, orange juice, milk or coffee. So come and fellowship with you neighbors and support the Lions Club. Last Saturday Ruth Ann and I went to Mowrystown for a craft show, which the WhiteOak Valley Grange sponsored.

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There was a good crowd. The event was held at the school and there were basketball games going on. This is a very beautiful school. There were folks there we know and it is always great to be able to spend time with each of them. Everyone sold items and the Grange sold the food. After the craft show, we went Saturday evening from 5 til 7 to the Milford Garden Center to help out old Santa Clause. There was a nice group of folks there and several children. A couple grandparents brought their twin 2-1/2 year old grandchildren, one girl and one boy. It took a while for them to sit on Santa’s lap, but after they watched the trains, they decided it was time to sit on Santa’s lap. The Grants have a wonderful display of trains that are operating and everyone likes to watch them. Some of the kids like to run and try to keep up with the trains. The Garden Center as does the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses, has Christmas trees, wreaths, roping, candy, bird houses and feeders, toys, and many other gift items, poinsettias, and they will be having fruit baskets. If you would like to order some fruit baskets made up, you may call them at Grants Farm at 625-9441, and they will make them up or you can purchase the ones they have made up. Remember Santa is only at Milford Garden Center on Friday and Saturday evenings, not the rest of the week. He is too busy to be there more. Last Sunday evening at the Bethel United Methodist church, the Community Choir presented the musical, “Born is the King.” It was beautiful. There was a good crowd, 426 folks. The children had a part in the event. There were several children that sang along with the Community Choir. The choir has been practicing this for several months. Last Monday evening the Bethel Lions Club held their Christmas dinner at the U.S. Grant Vocational School. The culinary class prepared the meal and served the drinks and helped the people. It was a delicious buffet, as usual. The Forsee brothers, Ray and Gary, do such a super job with the students. They learn how to cook and serve food. Many of them go on to jobs in the restaurant business. Thanks. The Lions club members pay for these meals and invite their spouses to join them for this dinner. There was a short program of some readings given about the true meaning of Christmas. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop at Afton, and while I was talking to him on Tuesday morning he was getting minnows in so give him a call at 7241211. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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


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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP

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Arrests/Citations Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct, Nov. 19. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Nov. 20. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Nov. 22. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence, Nov. 26. Aaron M. Jones, 19, 1724 W. Loveland Road, drug abuse, Nov. 21. John W. Ivy III, 20, 6301 Paxton Woods, drug abuse, Nov. 21. Ashley Dundes, 21, 6301 Paxton Woods, drug possession, Nov. 21. Michael Ivy, 19, drug possession, Nov. 21. Ryan W. Altman, 18, 781 Andrea, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 21. Jacob D. Alten, 19, 306 Wakefield St., drug abuse, Nov. 21. Chad Shropshire, 33, 1189 Brightwater Circle #4, domestic violence, Nov. 21. Gary C. Gamble III, 32, 5433 Cherry Blossom, weapons while intoxicated, Nov. 22. Matthew Roberts, 28, 302 Apache Trail, disorderly conduct, Nov. 24. Juvenile, 17, , driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, improper transport of firearm, Nov. 23. Breaking and entering Soft drinks, etc. taken from concession stand at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Nov. 21.

Incidents/Investigations Criminal damage Mailbox damaged at 5601 Day Drive, Nov. 21. Vehicle driven through yard at 551 Silverleaf Lane, Nov. 21. Windows broken in school pick-up truck at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Nov. 23. Vehicle scratched at 1187 Brightwater #7, Nov. 26. Disorderly conduct Male juvenile pointed air soft gun at school bus at 5600 block of Cypress Way, Nov. 19. Disorderly conduct Male student threatened other student at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, Nov. 20. Domestic violence

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, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 At Tall Oaks Drive, Nov. 22. At Brightwater Circle, Nov. 21. At Cooks Crossing, Nov. 26. Theft Checks taken and forged from room at Arbors of Milford; $1,180 loss at Meadowcreek Drive, Nov. 19. Two pistols taken; $600 at 969 Ohio 28 #81, Nov. 20. Merchandise taken from Meijers; $54 at Ohio 28, Nov. 22. Medications taken at 5502 Trenton, Nov. 21. Jewelry taken; $10,800 at 5641 McCormick Trail, Nov. 21. Male stated checks cashed on account with no authorization; $4,287 at 1122 Glen Echo, Nov. 23. Wallet, left at Rent-to-Own, was taken at Ohio 28, Nov. 23. Female stated ID used with no authorization; $3,667 loss at 785 Cedar Drive, Nov. 25. Credit card and cellphone taken at Rte. 28 Chiropractic at Ohio 28, Nov. 26. Money taken from account at US Bank with no authorization; $4,750 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Nov. 26. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $37.38 at Ohio 28, Nov. 26.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Juvenile, 15, burglary, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 15, burglary, Jan. 0. Harry Stutz, 49, 1532 W. Meadowbrook, burglary, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Jan. 0. Casey Cox, 21, 305 Country Lake,

theft, Jan. 0. Chelsey Fields, 18, 5971 Marsh Circle, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Austin Polly, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 #406Aa, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Tyler Craver, 21, 1550 Faul Lane, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Jeffrey Malott, 31, 2508 Ohio 28, drug possession, Jan. 0. Barbara Moore, 25, 4248 Summit, drug possession, endangering children, drug instruments, Jan. 0. Eric Moore, 35, 4248 Summit, drug possession, endangering children, drug instruments, Jan. 0.

Incidents/Investigations Burglary At 1785 Ohio 28 #360H, Nov. 20. Criminal damage At 6877 O'Bannon Bluff, Nov. 22. Disorder At 610 Redman, Nov. 16. At 1600 Ohio 28, Nov. 17. At 11 Gateway, Nov. 17. At 6667 Bray Road, Nov. 18. At 1785 Ohio 28 #156, Nov. 20. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Nov. 21. At 113 Heather, Nov. 22. At area of Ohio 28 & Rose, Nov. 22. At area of Meadowcrest & Park, Nov. 23. At 6620 Ohio 48, Nov. 23. At 6754 Plum St., Nov. 15. Dispute At 1785 Ohio 28 #20, Nov. 15. At 304 Country Lake, Nov. 17. At 1503 Ohio 28, Nov. 17. At 1785 Ohio 28 #75C, Nov. 17.

At 1568 Woodville, Nov. 19. At 211 Redbird, Nov. 21. At area of Ohio 48 & Clark, Nov. 22. At 6931 Goshen, Nov. 22. At 1873 Woodville, Nov. 23. Domestic violence At Ohio 28, Nov. 14. Importuning At Ohio 28, Nov. 17. Menacing At 6692 Goshen, Nov. 17. Theft At 1785 Ohio 28 #423, Nov. 16. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Nov. 17. At 1873 Ohio 28, Nov. 18. At 6459 Ohio 132, Nov. 19. At 6791 Cozaddale, Nov. 19. At 1785 Ohio 28 #317, Nov. 23.

under influence, driving under suspension, Dec. 2. Sandra Simpson, 52, 45 Clertoma Drive, recited, Dec. 2. Jessica A. Stapleton, 23, 2869 Ohio 131, warrant, Nov. 26. Sharday Tramber, 27, 4212 Allendorf, recited, Nov. 26. Dwayne A. Traut, 26, 540 Lila Ave., driving under influence, Dec. 3. Daniel G. Valenzuela, 21, 402 Valley Brook, contempt of court, Nov. 30. Jennifer L. Voss, 45, 987 Seminole Trail, theft, Nov. 6. Keon Zafr, 18, 2669 W. North Bend #1101, theft, expired license, Nov. 6.

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Arrests/Citations Cherie A. Anter, 25, 968 Seminole, warrant, Dec. 1. Heather Bolin, 25, 1934 Oakbrook, warrant, Dec. 2. Justin W. Brown, 31, 706 Osage, warrant, Nov. 27. Brandon J. Browning, 23, 117 Candleligh Way, open container, Dec. 1. Richard A. Campbell, 24, 4848 Teal Lane, contempt of court, Nov. 26. Steven F. Daniels, 35, 162 W. Anderson State Road, contempt of court, Nov. 30. Steven T. Fisher, 27, 101 Edgecombe, recited, Nov. 28. William H. Hickey, 30, 301 Edgecombe, contempt of court, Nov. 28. Nichole L. Hoffard, 22, 1553 Denny Drive, warrant, Nov. 27. Tyler L. Jones, 21, 4153 Fox Run Trail, recited, Nov. 30. Matthew Kidwell, 35, 5491 Beechmont Ave., warrant, Nov. 26. Franklin Lucas, 36, 1432 Ohio 133, recited, Nov. 26. Nicole Madden, 30, 901 Edgecombe Drive, warrant, Nov. 30. Lisa M. Marshall, 19, 6262 Corbly Road, recited, Dec. 1. David E. Mayo, 42, 969 Ohio 28 #54, warrant, Nov. 26. Ronald Patterson Jr., 25, 4666 Mount Road, open container, Dec. 1. Reid E. Rohrbacher, 36, 692 Milford Hills Drive, driving

Theft Wedding band taken; $1,400 at 907 Center St., Nov. 27. Chain saw taken off porch at 550 Clark St., Nov. 28. Wallet taken at St. Andrews gymnasium at 552 Main St., Dec. 1. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $53.20 at 100 Chamber Drive, Dec. 2. Phone taken at 245 Rivers Edge, Dec. 2. Female shoplifter at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Nov. 6. DVDs taken from Target at 100 Rivers Edge, Nov. 7. Battery jump pack taken at 1099 Lila Ave., Nov. 7. Ring taken while victim was at Mercy Health Partners at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 7. Two females detained for theft at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Nov. 11. Concrete saw taken from truck at 527 Lila Ave., Nov. 13. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 17 Clertoma, Nov. 13. Three political signs taken at 1 Curry Lane, Nov. 13. Female stated money taken from her bank account with no authorization at 7 Whitewater Way, Nov. 14. Unlisted items taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Nov. 14. Unlisted items taken at 100 Main St., Nov. 16. Unauthorized use Vehicle not returned to owner

Breaking and entering Unlisted material taken at R. W. Roe Site Development Co. at 809 US 50 #B, Nov. 29. Theft reported at 98 Lakefield Drive, Nov. 15. Burglary Jewelry taken at 16 Bridgestone Drive, Nov. 26. Unlisted items taken at 506 Dot St., Nov. 11. Male reported his apartment was burglarized at 109 Concord Woods, Nov. 14. Entry made into apartment at 79 Concord Woods, Nov. 16. Criminal damage Three tires slashed on vehicle at 531 Dot St., Nov. 28. Vehicle was keyed at Big Lots at 825 Main St., Nov. 15. Window screens damaged at 126 Cash St., Nov. 17.

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B6 • CJN-MMA • DECEMBER 12, 2012

BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL

TLC Construction, Williamsburg, addition, 7100 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Goshen Township, $35,000. Richard Cooley, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1281 Sandwood, Goshen Township. Dorothy Goforth, Pleasant Plain, HVAC, 7218 Roberts Ave., Goshen Township. Quality Builders, Batavia, alter, 7226 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Goshen. Advanced Electric Service, Hamilton, alter, 3 Brooklyn Ave., Miami Township. Karl Russell, Milford, HVAC, 5493 Country Lane, Miami Township. Arronco Comfort Air, Burling-

ton, Ky., geothermal, 6289 Arrowpoint Drive, Miami Township. Anderson Automatic Heating, Cincinnati, geothermal, 6353 Paxton Woods, Miami Township. JL Construction, Goshen, alter, 6634 Loveland Miamiville, Miami Township. James Nicholson, Loveland, HVAC, 608 Woodburn, Miami Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1089 Sophia Drive, Miami Township, $103,000. A. Temmel & Assocs., Sharonville, new, 679 Middleton Way, Miami Township, $195,000. Charles Smith, Batavia, HVAC,

2761 Ohio 131, Wayne Township. Phillip Janson, Loveland, alter, 1251 Clarawill Drive, Goshen Township. Bertke Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 7165 Shiloh Road, Goshen Township. Superior Homes, Milford, new, 5872 Deerfield Road, Goshen Township, $150,000. John Partin, Hamilton, alter, 280 Indianview, Miami Township. Jansen Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1247 Deblin Drive, Miami Township. Michael Rysz, Loveland, HVAC, 6363 Branch Hill Miamiville, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5913 Castlewood Cross-

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS ing, Miami Township. Affordable Solar Energy, Loveland, solar panels, 5330 Belfast Owensville, Stonelick Township.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B5 at 601 Edgecombe #11, Dec. 1.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/Citations Sharon Appel, 45, 417 Millboro Springs, Batavia, theft at 110 W. Main St., Owensville, Nov. 26. Juvenile, 14, 43 Sutton Lane, Goshen, inducing panic at 2792 US 50, Batavia, Nov. 28. Desarae Marie Dennis, 31, 6730 Edenton-Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 6730 Edenton-Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Dec. 1. Andrew Ryan Donaldson, 19, 83 Park Ave., Loveland, misuse of credit card at 5751 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 23. Andrew Ryan Donaldson, 19, 83 Park Ave., Loveland, receiving stolen property at 5751 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 23. Garret James Girard, 34, 630 Hanna Ave., Loveland, gross sexual imposition - victim < 13, statutory at Ohio 727, Goshen, Oct. 24.

Garret James Girard, 34, 630 Hanna Ave., Loveland, rape at Ohio 727, Goshen, Oct. 24. Garret James Girard, 34, 630 Hanna Ave., Loveland, rape victim < 13 nonforcible at Ohio 727, Goshen, Oct. 24. Bobby Nmn Powers, 39, 2228 Wilshire Circle, Goshen, burglary at 4517 Ireton Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 22. Donna Jean Fultz, 37, 3799 b US 50, Marathon, criminal trespass - land premises of another at 3793 US 50, Williamsburg, Oct. 23. Donna Jean Fultz, 37, 3799 b US 50, Marathon, theft - without consent at 3793 US 50, Williamsburg, Oct. 23. Stefanie Lee Goodin, 34, 40 Sutton Lane, Goshen, domestic violence at 40 Sutton Lane, Goshen, Oct. 24. Stefanie Lee Goodin, 34, 40 Sutton Lane, Goshen, resisting arrest at 40 Sutton Lane, Goshen, Oct. 24. Emily Roseann Gibson, 25, 4 Lake Drive, Loveland, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Nov. 20. Larry L. Little, 57, 2307 Ohio 131, Goshen, domestic violence at 2307 Ohio 131, Goshen, Nov. 15.

Aaron Patrick Lawson, 33, 6517 Ohio 132, Apt. A, Goshen, burglary at 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Oct. 31. Aaron Patrick Lawson, 33, 6517 Ohio 132, Apt. A, Goshen, theft at 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Oct. 31. Aaron Patrick Lawson, 33, 6517 Ohio 132, Apt. A, Goshen, burglary at 6244 Wald Lane, Goshen, Oct. 31. Thomas Craig McKinney, 31, 1948 Knoll Lane, Goshen, burglary at 6244 Wald Lane, Goshen, Oct. 31. Brittany Bitzer, 23, 10 Big Twin Creek, Worthville, KY, forgery at 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Oct. 29. Brittany Bitzer, 23, 10 Big Twin Creek, Worthville, KY, theft without consent at 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Oct. 29. Angela Christine Rowan, 42, 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, domestic violence at 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 1. Angela Christine Rowan, 42, 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, drug paraphernalia at 6931 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 1. Amber Dawn Lewis, 24, 844

Wright St., Newtonsville, assault - knowingly harm victim at 276 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Nov. 1. Amber Dawn Lewis, 24, 844 Wright St., Newtonsville, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 276 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Nov. 1. Bobby NMN Powers, 39, 2228 Wilshire Circle, Goshen, trafficking in drugs - prepare at 2895 Lake Drive, Pleasant Plain, Nov. 2.

Incidents/Investigations Assault At 3729 Lucas Road, Goshen, Nov. 3. At 6417 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Nov. 12. At 3324 Sandy Lane, Goshen, Nov. 30. Breaking and entering At 3562 Lucas Road, Blanchester, Nov. 4. Burglary At 5304 Belfast-Owensville Road, Batavia, Nov. 27. At 5113 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Nov. 5. At 6399 Ohio 133, Goshen, Oct. 22. At 2730 Spring Hill Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 6244 Wald Lane, Goshen, Sept. 8.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP

6643 Ohio 48: Selene RMOF II REO Acquisition, LLC to Connie Keys, $42,900. 5984 Marsh Circle: Jean Young, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $95,000. 6548 Ohio 48: Fannie Mae to Federick West, $40,000. 2745 Cedarville Road: William and Judith Ferris, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $40,000. 3398 Weaver Road: Robert Spangler to Eugene Wiederhold, et al, $290,000. 6954 Shiloh Road: William and Diane Downey to John Doll, $230,000. 2535 Ohio 28: Tillman and Paula Harrell to Sarah Gardner, $66,500. Thompson Road: Danny and Connie Mink to Damien and Katherine Dean, $60,000. 5618 Ivy Lane: US Bank National Assoc., ND to Garry and Ellie Salyer, $28,000. 2553 Allegro Lane, Ruth Kelly to Michael James Carruthers, $99,000. 6769 Park Circle, Darren and Amy Mitchell to Michael and Patti Jacobs, $110,500. 1329 Cross Creek Drive, Kenneth and Geraldine Jones to Sean Cole, Trustee, $144,000. 1623 Woodville Pike, Charles Robertson to Amanda and Forrest Figgins, II, $124,000. 1634 Ohio 28, Marvin and Loretta Morris to Brandon Sullivan and Cassandra Gilligan, $128,500. 6118 Southern Hills Drive, Lawrence and Michelle Deem to Gregory and Jessica Beaudoin, $245,000. 2552 Allegro Lane, Pansy Hansen to Jerry and Barbara Ball, $112,500. 5986 Deerfield Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Joyce Conover, $21,000.

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Burdsall Road: Thomas and Elizabeth Collins to Nick and Crystal Wiederhold, $37,000. 4237 Moore-Marathon Road, Carolyn Nabors to Thomas and Lori Cornwell, $14,500. 4855 Burdsall Road, Garry Lee McDaniel to Michelle Elizabeth Baker, $76,000.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

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ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. 5397 Sugar Camp Road: Jaime and Kevin O'Leary to Dennis McKee, $73,500. 6395 Waverly Hill Road: Rick and Cathy Drescher to Joseph and Kristen Schoen $300,000. 1674 Gray Fox Trail: Geneva South to Crystal Bellonby , $166,000. 723 Miami Heights Court: Pamela Hoynes, Trustee to Jeffrey and Megan Reisert, $351,500. 5784 Ashby Court: Kelly Nixon, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $40,000. 5991 Meadow Creek Drive, Unit 1: Mechelle Eckart, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $43,333.34. 945 Woodcreek Drive: Bearcat Ventures LLC to Raymond and Julie Vitatoe, $224,900. 5954 Courtney Place: Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Edgar Construction, LLC, $145,000. 6205 Pintail Court: Michael and Constance Holtgrefe, Trustees to Jeffrey and Heather Gagel, $258,200. 6206 N. Shadowhill Way: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as Trustee to Darrin Rakestraw, et al., $195,000. 1089 Sophia Drive: Greycliff Development, LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $55,000. 1252 Ridgewood Drive: Michael and Allyson Hughes to Matt and Laura Jones, $515,000. 6608 Stableford Drive: Bernard and Carolyn Vezeau to Mark and Dana Nelson, $570,000. 1430 Shoreline Way: Edward Croushore, Trustee to Christopher and Nancy Chalifoux, $373,133. 1371 Red Bud Lane: Elizabeth Gardner, Trustee to Joseph Cornwell, $87,950. 6090 Donna Jay Drive: Richard and Rebecca Bennett to Alfonso Pabon, $131,000. 1125 Hayward Circle: Brian and Jill Suddendorf to Rachel and Richard Tetreault, $245,000. 701 Miamiview Court: David and Jody Howells to Christopher and Melinda Hubbard, $337,000. 5981 Meadowcreek Drive Unit 1: Mary and John Teed to Retha Lewis-Harden, $53,600. 5533 Mt. Zion Road: Maronda Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Ashley and Ricky Laudermilk, $210,290. 6094 Balsam Drive: Charles and Linda Arnold to Nathan Vaughn, $223,000. 1437 Wade Road: Michael and Tina Clark to Jason and Monica Dunbar, $138,900. 2102 Cooks Grant Drive: Erin and Robert Ledonne to Yogeswary Kandiah, $79,500.

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DEATHS

Jon Doughty Jon A. Doughty, 71, Milford, died Nov. 30. He was a teacher at Milford High School and owner of Doughty Tax Service. Survived by wife Edith Huff Doughty; son Jon “Bert” (Denise) Doughty II; Doughty grandchildren Rachel, Evan, Jason Yockey, Johannah Doughty; siblings Meredith, David, William G. Doughty. Preceded in death by parents William A., Mae Doughty. Services were Dec. 5 at Evans Funeral Home.

June Durham June Durham, 81, formerly of Goshen, died Nov. 28 in Somerset, Ky. She was a realtor for Florea Realty and worked in payroll for the Heeken Can Company. Survived by sons Ken (Brenda), Jeff (Elaine) Durham; grandchildren Sarah, Rebecca, Katy, K.J.; great-grandchildren Isaac, Jacob, Madelyn; siblings Carl, James Peters, sisters, Bobbie

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Jewell Oaks, Janet Ann Wethington. Preceded in death by husband Earl Durham, brothers Donald, Deal Peters. Services were Dec. 3 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter 644 Linn Street Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

She was a production manager. Survived by husband Cecil Johnson Sr.; son Cecil Johnson Jr.; grandchildren Nathan, Sara Johnson. Preceded in death by grandson Austin Johnson, parents Hugh, Gladys Whitacre, brother Gerald Whitacre. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

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Alice Saxton Elliott, 83, Milford, died Dec. 5. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Dennis (Janet), Rick (Peggy) Elliott, Judy (Steve) Shepherd; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Richard Elliott, parents William, Martha Saxton. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to Cincinnati CHildren’s Hospital Medical Center.

Charles Jack Magness Sr., 76, Milford, died Dec. 1. He worked in apartment maintenance. Survived by wife Dorothy Magness; children Charlie (Joan), Tony (LaDonna) Magness, Teresa (Tom) Jett, Kim Magness (Butch) Wetz, Brenda Moore, Robert Ferguson; brothers Clifford, Billy Magness; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Clarence, Ruth Magness. Services were Dec. 7 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

Norma Hess Norma Perkins Hess, 85, Milford, died Dec. 4. Survived by children Susan (Jim) Murphy, Richard W. (Jenanne), David (Deanna) Hess; grandchildren Jessica (Geron) Feliwok, Jay (Melissa), Tristan (Brooklyn), Tyler Hess, Brian Murphy, Lisa (Blair) Hutchinson; great-grandchildren Charlotte Hess, Honor Feliwok. Preceded in death by husband Richard B. Hess. Services were Dec. 10 at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Sharon Johnson Sharon Ann Johnson, 63, Goshen Township, died Dec. 2.

Richard McSwain Richard E. McSwain, 70, died Dec. 2. Survived by children Christina Caudill, Lisa (Mark) Spitznagel, Jeff, Rich, Debbie McSwain; brother David McSwain; friend Gene Lang; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services were Dec. 7 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41052.

Doris Miller Doris Marie Miller, 84, died Nov. 29. She was a secretary. Survived by children Elaine Brown, Thomas, Marvin Miller;

grandchildren Melissa Tremper, Kevin, Mark Miller, Eric, Kate Brown, Bethany Christie; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Karl Miller. Services were Dec. 3 at Milford Christian Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Milford Christian Church.

Jimmy Patton Jimmy Lee Patton, 75, Goshen Township, died Dec. 1. He was an electric lineman. Survived by children Teresa (Michael Jones) Wright, Lisa Chambers, Christie (Don) Diekman; grandchildren Candace Wright, Ricky, Tommy, Jake Chambers, Derick Heaton, Mary Passarge, Natalie, Emma Diekman; greatgrandchildren Arin Curles, Kendall Wethinton, Savanahh, Autumn Chambers, Ike Heaton, Joshua, Connor Patton Passarge; siblings Bobby, Dave, Frank Patton, Christine Gunter, Katherine Clark, Wilma Jean Baldwin, Opal Moore, Lula Mae Skipper; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Frank, Anna Patton, 10 siblings. Services were Dec. 4 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Stanley Ringstaff Stanley L. Ringstaff, 78, Milford, died Nov. 27. He worked in the coal industry. He was a Marine Corps veteran. Survived by wife Carolynne; children Tina (Ernie), Michael (Colleen), David; grandchildren Ami, Ashley, Eric, Brooke; sisters Joyce, Esther; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife Joyce, children Stanley Jr., Barbara. Services were Dec. 7 at Epiphany United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to:

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