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Water department partners with local farmers Byproduct of wastewater treatment fertilizes crops Sun staff

The Clermont County Water Resources Department will try this year to expand its beneficial land application program for the disposal of biosolids generated at the department’s wastewater treatment plants. According to Clermont Director of Utilities Tom Yeager, the department began providing the byproducts of wastewater treatment to local farmers for use as fertilizer in their fields last spring after discontinuing the program in 2005. “We used to do beneficial land application in the past but we got away from it about five years ago,” Yeager said. He said the program was reintroduced last year under the direction of Assistant Director of Treatment Dwight Culbertson as a way to offset treatment costs and provide a mutual benefit to the farmers and the community. The county distributed about 38.5 percent of the biosolids generated at its eight wastewater treatment plants over 350 acres of fields in 2010. “It’s beneficial to the agricultural community and it keeps it out of the landfill,” Yeager said. This year Yeager said his department has set a goal of using 50 percent of all biosolids generated at the county treatment plants for beneficial land applications. Culbertson said the county netted about $90,000 in savings through the program while the farmers saved a net of about $42,000 in fertilizer

costs. “We’re providing the material to the farmers for free at this point, so it’s a good deal for the farmers and we save about $15 a ton by not landfilling the material,” Yeager said. Culbertson describes the wastewater treatment process as an acceleration of nature’s process of breaking down human waste. “We do what nature does in weeks and months in a day,” Culbertson said. “We maintain a culture of organisms that break down the waste.” All non-organic materials are filtered out of the wastewater at the beginning of the process before the culture, known as activated sludge, reduces the pathogens and treats the water for contaminants. The process eliminates 96 to 98 percent of all pollutants and after the microorganisms have depleted their food supply they begin attacking each other. The organisms that die are collected and dried. The resulting biosolids are then disposed of using one of three methods. In large municipalities they are burned in an incinerator. In smaller communities the biosolids are either shipped to a landfill or applied to fields. According to the Ohio EPA’s most recent data, the year before Clermont County reinitiated their beneficial land application program 46.8 percent of all state monitored sludge was land applied, another 33.4 percent was incinerated, and 19.7 percent was sent to landfills. “Basically, the organic por-

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A truck is loaded with dried biosolids at the Lower East Fork Wastewater Treatment Plant on US 50. The solids are byproducts from micro-organisms which break down contaminants in large tanks such as the tank seen in the background.

tion of our waste water is returning to the land from which it came, otherwise we’ll just keep taking it out and eventually we’ll deplete the soil,” Culbertson said. “Our biggest challenge in the future will be achieving environmental sustainability.” In addition to providing nitrogen and other valuable nutrients for the crops, the biosolids also alter the texture of the soil. The result is a loose soil that retains more water and provides more air to roots, something chemical fertilizers do not provide. The process is heavily regu-

lated by the Environmental Protection Agency and requires extensive testing, which is being paid for by the county. All fields need to be tested and permitted before they can be used. Yeager said the fields must meet requirements for drainage and soil content and the field must be large enough to provide a sufficient buffer for its neighbors. “We’re looking for predominantly agricultural areas so we can keep some separation from residential areas,” Yeager said. “Larger fields are better because we can keep it away from the edges. We also

have to be careful with the lay of the land and watch for runoff. The material has to stay where we put it.” The fields which received biosolids last year ranged between 24 acres and six acres. The EPA monitoring requires testing be done in 20acre tracts. Culbertson said the permit process takes about three to four months. Once a field receives a permit it is retested every two years to monitor the level of nutrients in the soil. The biosolids are also heavily tested. Culbertson said each batch is tested for

volatile organic compounds and other pollutants before it even begins the drying process and if it does not meet the EPA’s strict requirements it is sent to a landfill. The biosolids can be applied to fields being used for a number of crops. Yeager said the biosolids are applied to corn and soybean fields early in the spring while farmers are tilling, however the biosolids can be applied to hay fields throughout the growing season. The nutrient content is closely monitored See Biosolids, Page 2

New Richmond seeks levy renewal Local resident finds West Clermont, Batavia schools place levies on the May ballot BY BRETT ROLLER Sun staff

The Village of New Richmond will ask voters to approve the renewal of a three mill levy this May in an effort to cover current expenses. The current three mill levy generates about $172,888 annually for the village and will expire in tax year 2011. Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury said the owner of a home valued at $100,000 currently pays $89.29 a year. Passage of the renewal levy will maintain that rate for an

additional five years. Village councilman Richard Mathews said the levy will allow the village to maintain the same level of services while the village prepares for losses in revenue from Duke Energy and the state when the state subsidies paid to the village after the power industry deregulation expire in 2016. The village is also facing an approved devaluation of unused generators at the Beckjord Power Station and anticipated cuts in funding from the state. “We need the renewal to keep our heads above water,”

Mathews said. “Every village in the county has these same issues to deal with.” Mathews said the passage or failure of the levy will have no impact on the village’s efforts to establish itself as its own township on paper and separate itself from Ohio and Pierce Townships. “We’re looking for ways to cut our expenses and save the residents money,” Mathews said. “Middle class people are looking for ways to save money in their personal budget, and (establishing New Richmond as a township) is our way of saying we understand.” Mathews said establishing the village as its own township would eliminate the

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Lewis caught after pursuit by victim STAFF REPORT A Fayetteville man is being held on a $250,000 bond after fleeing the scene of an alleged burglary in Wayne Township Jan. 31. The owner of a home on Nakiya Lane in Wayne Township arrived home to find a burglary in progress. According to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, the homeowner found a subject later identified as Eric Lewis, 30, of Fayetteville in his home.

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L e w i s allegedly fled out the back door of the house to a vehicle parked in the back yard. The homeowner fol- Lewis lowed Lewis east down state Route 131 and provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle, as well as the direction he was headed to the 911 dispatcher. An Ohio State Highway Patrolman stopped Lewis on U.S. 50 just east of the interSee Burglar, Page 2

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Pierce and Ohio Township taxes residents are currently paying. “The property owners would no longer pay that tax to them, nor would it come to us,” Mathews said. The Clermont County Commissioners will consider the village’s petition to form its own township at a public meeting in the commissioners’ office at 6 p.m. Feb. 23. In addition to the village of New Richmond, two Clermont school districts have also placed levies on the ballot. The West Clermont Local School District is asking voters to approve a 10 year 7.9

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This photograph was taken on Olive Branch-Stonelick road in Batavia Township. The Clermont County Beauty Spot is one of a series of weekly pictures published from nominations from our readers. If you know of a spot, public or secret, in the county you think is without compare, tell our photographer where it is located by calling (513) 732-2511, Ext. 119, or submit a photograph of that special someplace.

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Continued from page 1 and fluctuates depending on the nutrient requirements for a particular crop. Yeager said the Water Resource Department is soliciting volunteers for the program and is working with the Farm Bureau and the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District to locate farmers whose fields qualify. Yeager said the county also provides free delivery to the fields. “It’s a smart use of resources and we’re rather supportive of it as long as it’s done properly,” Yeager said.

Burglar Continued from page 1 section with S.R. 131 and held him until Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies and an investigator arrived. Rodenberg said a large gun safe was in the back seat of the vehicle, which was positively identified as belonging to the homeowner. Lewis was taken into custody and charged with burglary. He pleaded not guilty on Feb. 1 and is being held on a $250,000 bond. Rodenberg said the incident remains under investigation and deputies are attempting to identify a second suspect who is believed to have been with Lewis at the scene of the burglary.

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We all want to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But to do so, we need to make different moves, and consider different issues, at different times of our lives. To help illustrate this point, let’s look at three individuals: Alice, who is just starting her career; Bob, who is nearing retirement; and Charlie, who has recently retired. Let’s start with Alice. As a young worker, Alice most likely has four decades ahead of her until she retires. Yet she realizes that it’s never too soon to start saving for retirement, so she has already begun contributing to her 401(k) and to an IRA. And since she has so much time ahead of her, she has decided to invest aggressively, putting much of her contributions in growth-oriented vehicles. The market will certainly have its “dips” in the future, and Alice’s account values could rise and fall from year to year, but the longer she holds her investments, the less of an impact that market extremes should have on her 401(k), IRA and other accounts. Now let’s turn our atten-

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tion to Bob. Since he is within a few years of retirement, he has some key decisions to make. For one thing, he must decide if it’s time to change the investment mix in his IRA, 401(k) and other accounts. Because Bob doesn’t have much time to overcome market volatility, and since he’d like to maintain the gains he has already achieved, he may decide to become more conservative with his investments. Consequently, he may choose to move some of his investment dollars from stocks to bonds and other fixed-income securities. Realizing, however, that he may spend two or three decades in retirement, and knowing that he will need to stay ahead of inflation, he doesn’t abandon all his growth-oriented investments. Furthermore, Bob decides that he may need to bolster his retirement income, so he considers whether an annuity, which is designed to provide

him with an income stream he can’t outlive, is appropriate for his situation. Our final “life stages” investor is Charlie. He has recently retired, so his biggest concern is making sure he doesn’t outlive his financial resources. Therefore, he may need to consider a variety of moves. For starters, he should determine when to start taking Social Security and when to begin taking withdrawals from his IRA and 401(k) plans. [For a traditional IRA and a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan, Charlie, like all investors, must start taking withdrawals no later than age 70?] After deciding when to start taking withdrawals from his retirement plans, he’ll also need to calculate how much he can afford to take each year without emptying the accounts. Finally, he might need to rebalance his overall investment portfolio to provide himself with more income.

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Eastgate village, located at 775 Old State Route 74, will hold a big rummage sale from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 in basement gathering room. Assorted items for sale, including adult clothes and some furniture. Come see if you can find that treasure among the items for sale. ❑❑❑ Swimming lessons will be offered at new Richmond High School beginning on Tuesday March 1 or Wednesday March 2. Lessons begin at 5:30 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. each night. Lessons are open to ages three and up. The cost is $25 for a five week session. For more information, call Judy Middeler at (513) 5533893.

❑❑❑ Sign-up night for the Clermont High School Rowing team is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the East Fork State Park Office on Elklick Road, Bethel (near Beach entrance). Students in grades 9-12 and their parents are invited to learn more about our spring program. Practices start March 7. For more information, contact clermontcoach@gmail.com ❑❑❑ Tri State CART volunteer Training  this year is  returning to Best Friends Pet Care Briarwood located at 11216 Gideon Place,  Sycamore Township from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday every other month beginning Feb 8. For more information call (513) 4896300. ❑❑❑ The Williamsburg Township Emergency Services Annual vanentine’s Dance will be held from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Williamsburg American Legion Hall. Music will be provided by DJ Firefighter Jerry Welch. Tickets $10 per person. For more information call WTFD at (513) 724-7744 or Josh Brown at (513) 519-9496. ❑❑❑ Dates have been set for the 2011 Clean and Green events. The Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup will be held from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, April 16. The Ohio River Sweep will be held from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 18. ❑❑❑ The Annual Conservation Tree, Shrub, and Groundcover Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Pickup will be at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District; prepaid orders only. Download order form at clermontswcd.org. More information TBA. For updates, please visit our website at clermontswcd.org.RiverSweep 2011, Saturday April 30, 2011. More information TBA. For updates, please visit our website at clermontswcd.org. ❑❑❑ On Thursday evening, Feb. 10 the Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Martin Deanery will hold its regular meeting. Please note that we are now meeting on the second Thursday of the even months. The meetings are open to anyone who shares our goals of bringing a Christian perspective to life in rural areas, preserving our rural heritage and working to promote dialogue between rural and urban leaders. The meeting will be held at St. Mary’s church hall in Arnheim at 7 p.m. For directions or more information, call Pat Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 (day) or (937) 3784560 (evening). ❑❑❑

Divorce Hurts. We can help. Divorce Care & Divorce Care for Kids - Support group for adults and children ages 5 – 12 meeting weekly at The Edge , 3235 Omni Drive, Cinn., 45245. For more info. contact Tari DePoy at (513) 734-1368. Group meets Sunday evenings, 5 - 6:30 from Jan. 9 - April 10. Sponsored by Eastgate Community Church, (513) 843-7778. ❑❑❑ A support group for parents that have lost children, The Compassion Friends, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, Beechmont Ave. ❑❑❑ The Clermont County Historical Society and Harmony Hill Association (Williamsburg Historical Society) museums will be open to the public the first Saturday of the month from 1 4 p.m. The museums are located at Harmony Hill, 299 S.Third Street, Williamsburg. The Harmony Hill Association display features William Lytle, Father of Clermont County, and Williamsburg’s history. The Clermont County Historical Society archives will be open for research of Clermont County history. Also at the site is the Lytle Diary House, the oldest building in Clermont County. There is no admission charge. The museums can also be visited by making an appointment. ❑❑❑ The East Fork Wood Carvers meet from 6 - 9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of every month at the Union Township Civic Center. new members, and anyone interested in learning how to carve, are welcome to attend. For more information call John Dotson at (513) 753-1389. ❑❑❑ The Clermont County Stamp Club meets twice each month at SEM Laurel Recreation Center, 203 Mound Street in Milford, on the first Tuesday of each month for an informal meeting and the third Wednesday for a formal meeting. For more information call (513) 752-3817. ❑❑❑ The Commodore 64 and 128 are still alive and kicking! They’re even using PC’s as slaves to increase their storage capacity, can be expanded to 16 megs and made to operate 20 times faster than their original speed. E-mail cbmusers@yahoo.com. For more information call Roger Hoyer at 248-0025. ❑❑❑ The Clermont County Chess Club meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Withamsville Church of Christ, located at 846 Ohio Pike. All are welcome. visit the club’s website at www.clermontchess.com. For more information write clermontchess@yahoo.com or call Bill Pursel at (513) 4775708.

❑❑❑ Everyone is invited to a free meal 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at the Kitchen of Hope. The Kitchen of Hope is located at Bethel United Methodist Church and its doors are open to anyone who wants a hot meal. Those who are elderly, young, unemployed, underemployed, in need of a hot meal or just in need of fellowship are invited to attend. The church is located 402 West Plane Street, in Bethel.

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❑❑❑ A general support group offering a safe place to share your experiences coping with mental illness meets every Wednesday from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Batavia. For more information call (513) 732-5418. ❑❑❑ The Disabled American veterans Clermont County Chapter 63 and its auxiliary will hold monthly meetings on the second Monday of the month. Meetings are held 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 237, located just off old state Route 32 on Memory Lane in Batavia. All disabled veterans are invited to attend the meetings. ❑❑❑ A caregiver support group will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the activity center at Thomaston Woods, 1460 Thomaston Drive, Amelia. For information on this group or any of the support groups sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, call Linda Tennison, certified bereavement facilitator, at (513) 724-1255. ❑❑❑ AARP 3435 Clermont County Chapter regular meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the American Legion post 72, located at 495 Cincinnati/Batavia Pike in Mt. Carmel. Issues concerning members, such as new legislation and community needs are discussed and if possible, acted upon. Additionally, each meeting ordinarily includes a speaker on topics of special interest to seniors, and/or entertainment. Light refreshments are served. ❑❑❑ Weekly meetings will be held of the Milford Job Search Focus Group from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Milford Christian Church 844 State Route 131 Milford, Ohio 45150. This group will have three main focuses: Career Education; networking; Character Development. Reaching out to unemployed men and women in the surrounding area. For more information contact Karen Tracy at ktracy@cinci.rr.com The Depression Bipolar Support Group meets from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesdays at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, located at 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Batavia. ❑❑❑

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A monthly meeting of the TOPS Support Group will be in Mt. Orab at St. Michael’s Church, S. High Street each Monday.   Weigh in is from 5:45 - 6:25 p.m. The meeting will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information call (937) 4446908 or write sgpierce@insightbb.com. ❑❑❑ qqq A widow’s support group meets from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Union Township Activity Center (in the Union Township Civic Center), 4350 Aicholtz Road, Eastgate. For information on this group or any of the support groups sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, call Linda Tennison, certified bereavement facilitator, at (513) 724-1255. ❑❑❑ vietnam veterans of America, Inc. Clermont County Chapter 649 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Union Township Civic Center. For more information call (513) 722-1970 or visit www.vva649.org.

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Williamsburg High School Seeking Head Baseball Coach Williamsburg High School is seeking a new head varsity baseball coach. If interested, or for more information, call Jim Dyer, Williamsburg High School athletic director (513) 7242211 extension 318. Pee Wee Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments First Annual Lady Cats Basketball Spring Classic Double Elimination Pee Wee Tournament for boys and girls has three divisions for third and fourth graders, fifth graders, and sixth graders. The cost is $50 per team over two weekends March 18-20 and March 25-27. Trophies will be awarded to the top two teams of boys and girls in each division. The tournament will take

place at White Oak High School in Highland County. If interested, call Mike Cooper (937) 403-7603. Wresting, Track and Field, Baseball, and Softball focus of Ohio High School Board of Directors Meeting At the most recent meeting of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) Board of Directors several items of interest pertaining to Clermont County schools were discussed. The first-ever dual team state wrestling tournament will begin during the 2012-13 season. It will be conducted in a seeded, regional format (similar to football) and will conclude the week prior to the sectional round of the individual state tournament. The dual team state tournament will be a one-day event consisting of quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. The track and field coaches association withdrew its proposal to add the triple jump (hop, skip, and jump) to the list of events to be contested at the state tournament. The board approved a proposal on how runners qualify from the semifinals to the finals at the OHSAA regional and state tournaments. The change stipulates that the first two placers in both semifinal heats will qualify to the finals, plus the next four fastest times, overall, regardless of heat. The top two placers in both semifinals and the next five fastest times will advance to the finals at the state meet. Beginning in 2012, practices and games may begin the Saturday prior to the previously announced Monday start date. In 2012 practice may start March 3 instead of March 5 and games may begin March 24 instead of March 26. Pitchers and catchers may still begin practice on Feb. 20, 2012. The junior high committee has completed a brochure that addresses such issues as eligibility, non-interscholastic participation, and recruiting. Cherry Grove Lanes Winter Season Bowling Activities Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005

Hopper Hill Rd., is having several ongoing and upcoming activities. Rock-N-Bowl is Friday and Saturday nights, 11:30 p. m. 2 a. m., at $15 per person (minimum four people per lane). The cost is $10 per person per week with three games per night and the shoe rental is included. The Thursday Late ThreeMan Handicap League will take place at 9:30 p. m., at a cost of $15 per person. Teams are needed for the following leagues: Monday Merchants (five-man), Tuesday Mix (four people), Tuesday Five-Lady, Thursday Merchants (five-women), Friday Mac (five-men), and Sunday Mixed Couples. A Child/Adult League will begin Feb. 5, at 11 a. m., or Feb. 13, at 11 a. m. There will be two games of bowling each week and the league will last 15 weeks. The cost is $19.50 per team (one child and one adult) per week and includes the choice of one bowling ball; $17.50 per week and includes the choice of a bowling pin, or $13 per week is just to bowl and does not include a ball or pin. Trophies will be awarded to the winning team. A Miller Have-A-Ball League will have 16-week sessions taking place on three separate days beginning Feb. 10 at 9:30 a. m., Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m., and Feb. 13 at 8:15 p. m. Each team will consist of four members with any combination of male or female. The cost is $10.95 per person per week. A unique rule for the league is nine pins bowled down on the first ball rolled will equal a strike. For more information, call (513) 528-7888. Eastgate Lanes Winter Bowling Activities Eastgate Lanes, 1362 state Route 28, Goshen, is having a Be A Kid With Your Kid league competition. Taking place at 10:30 a. m., each Saturday, there will be two games of bowling for each two-person team. All necessary equipment and record keeping will be provided. First place pin trophies will be awarded at the end of the season and bowling for bumper bowling teams will also be

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available. The cost is $11.95 per Saturday per team. If interested, or for more information, call (513) 5752828. Gymnastics Central of Batavia Offering Classes Gymnastics Central, 299 Haskell Lane, Batavia, has announced the classes it is offering. Pre-School Gymnastics (2, 3, and 4 years of age). Gymnastics: Level 1 (5 and 6 and 7-10). Level 2 (5 and 6 and 7-10). Level 3 (no age indicated). Tumbling and Trampoline: Level 1 (5 and 6, 7-11, and 10-up). Level 2 (712 and 10-up). Level 3, Level 4, and Advanced (no age indicated). The school year sessions: Session 4 (Feb. 28 - Apr. 30, 2011). Session 5 (May 2 June 25, 2011). For more information, call (513) 947-0540. St. Bernadette Softball Leagues Preparing for Next Year Sign-ups are taking place for men’s and mixed couple’s softball leagues to be played on the St. Bernadette fields in Amelia. For more information, call (513) 515-4498. Classes for Volleyball Officials The Southern Ohio Volleyball Officials Association is offering instructional classes for new officials at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Church, 3730 Cobb Rd., near Williamsburg. Additional class dates will be confirmed to accomodate the student’s schedule. Students will meet all the requirements (25 hours classroom and on court instruction) to become a licensed Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) official after passing the test. The cost is $120 and includes books, materials, and OHSAA registration. To register or for more information, call Tim Engel (513) 235-2470.

Ohio South Youth Soccer Association Workshop and Tournaments The United States Youth Soccer Workshop will take place in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 24-26. You may register online on the U. S. Youth Soccer website at www.usyouthsoccer.org. The United States Soccer Foundation Grant Application is ongoing. To learn about different grant types visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org. Following are Ohio State Youth Soccer Association Sanctioned Tournaments: Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Invitational (Nov. 13 & 14, 2011, www.cincinnatisocceralliance.com), and Blast FC College Showcase 2010 (Nov. 27 & 28, 2011, www.soccerincollege.com). National Association of Sports Public Address Announcer Clinics Princeton High School will be the site of a clinic for those who want to learn about public address announcing. The clinic will be from 9 a. m. - 12 p. m. where Tom Kinder, the announcer for the Cincinnati Bengals, will host the clinic. The clinic is sponsored by the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA), the professional association for sports public address announcers. It is for public address announcers of youth, junior high school, middle school, senior high school, and college, football. The Ohio High School Athletic Association is sponsoring two scholarships to the clinic and it will pay the registration fees of the first two adults to register who bring with them a prospective high school student announcer. The clinics will address the announcer’s role, announcing expectations, Do’s and Don’ts of announcing football, how to handle emergency situations, as well as scripting and working with a spotter. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in voice training and announcing exercises. A football official will review new rule changes, offi-

cials’ hand signals, and ways that officials and announcers can work better together. “Sports public address announcers should enhance the spectators enjoyment of the game without inserting themselves,” said Brad Rumble, NASPAA Executive Director. To register, or for more information, contact www.naspaa.net. Amelia High School Class of 1966 Reunion The Amelia High School class of 1966 is planning its 45-year reunion that will take place at the Mariemont Inn. In order to secure the facility, reservations must be made as soon as possible. The cost is $45 per person and payments can be made to Linda Schneider Ruark, 6564 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati, O. 45230 or Pat Young Stinchcomb, 7128 Iron Kettle Dr., Hamilton, Ohio 45011. For more information, contact Brenda Totten at Tottman2@gmail.com or call (513) 300-7352. Amelia High School Class of 1976 Reunion The Amelia High School class of 1976 will celebrate its 35-year reunion June 10, 7 p. m. - 12 a. m., at Great Scott Restaurant, state Route 125, between Amelia and Withamsville. There will be a picnic June 11 at Woodland Mound Park. If interested, call Cindy Mullins Jenkins Gramke (513) 724-1255. East Fork and Stonelick Lake State parks Seasonal events The Stonelick Stargazers will be gathering. For a calendar of events or more details, call Scott Naylor (513) 5755556 or the Observatory (513) 321-5186. For camping reservations or other camping information, call (513) 6256593 (Stonelick Lake) or (513) 724-6521 (East Fork). For more details, maps, and/or other brochures for East Fork State Park and Stonelick Lake State Park, call (513) 7344323 or e-mail East.Fork.Parks@dnr.state.oh. us.

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OHSAA Seeking Competitive Balance Acting on a recommendation from the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Competitive Balance Committee, the OHSAA Board of Directors unanimously placed a new bylaw up for the vote of the OHSAA membership that would be the first step toward possible changes on how schools are assigned to tournament divisions. The proposed new bylaw, which will be voted upon by OHSAA member schools during the annual referendum voting process in May, states that “each school shall be placed into tournament divisions based on its sport-by-sport athletic count.” Schools would not be separated into tournaments for public schools and non-public schools, nor would a “multiplier” be applied to non-public schools to increase their enrollment, which a few other states utilize. Rather. the enrollment numbers for all schools (both public and nonpublic) would be entered into a three-part formula to establish their “athletic count.” The proposed bylaw goes on to say that the formula for determining “athletic counts” and to which sports the athletic counts shall be applied will be determined every other year by the Board of Directors and will be listed in the OHSAA’s General Sports Regulations. If approved, implementation of the new formula would begin no later than the 2013-14 school year. In addition, a standing committee would be formed to monitor the effectiveness of the athletic count formula and to record to the Board of Directors any changes in the weight to be given to any one or more of the factors in the formula. At the present time, all schools are placed into tournament divisions based strictly on enrollment figures that the schools submit to the Ohio Department of Education. The proposed three-part formula to establish athletic counts would require the OHSAA to also include a school boundary factor (how students are obtained - non-public schools with no boundaries; non-public schools with limited boundaries; public schools with statewide open enrollment; public schools with adjacent open enrollment; and public schools with no open enrollment), a socioeconomic factor (the number of free lunch participants) and a tradition factor (state championship game appearances, state tournament appearances and regional finals appearances). The school boundary and tradition factors could increase a school’s enrollment while the socioeconomic factor could decrease a school’s enrollment. The tradition factor is that only one of the three that would be implemented on a sport-by-sport basis. All three factors are applied to the enrollment count. Each school will have a sport-by-sport “athletic count” for purposes of tournament division assignments. The board’s current plan is to propose that athletic counts only be utilized in the sports of football, soccer and volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball and softball in the spring. The state championships in selected team sports between 1999 and 2010 have been won by non-public schools that make up only 17-percent of the total membership of the OHSAA.

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@ MT. ORAB LIBRARY Saturday, March 5, 2011 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

$50.00/$40.00 each additional player in household. $25.00 / Uniform ($25 late fee charged to any registration received after March 5, 2011)

AGE: born after 8/1/96 and before 10/31/06 Any child who has not participated in Western Brown Youth Soccer must bring a copy of that child’s birth certificate to registration.

Registrations can be mailed to: Western Brown Youth Soccer, PO Box 61, Mt. Orab, OH 45154

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Property Transfers

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From the office of Linda L. Fraley, Clermont County Auditor, for the week ending December 10, 2010. BATAVIA Linda Parker, et al to Paul Douglas Tieman, 227 Chapel Rd., Amelia, OH 45102, 0.5000 acre, $20,000. Michael & Vicky Chieco to Joshua & Jessica Acree, 3341 Meadow Green Ct., Amelia, OH 45102, $98,000. Fischer Dev. Co. II Inc. to Fischer Attached Homes II, LLC, Lot 421 Twin Spires Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, $329,700. Fischer Dev. Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, Lot 74 Citation Ct., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.1566 acre, $33,011. M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Tyler & Stefanie Baranowsky, 4744 Turfway Trail, Batavia, OH 45103, 0.2290 acre, $159,000. FRANKLIN Rick & Carla Luttrell to Cherie Heddleston, 1042 Richey Rd., Felicity, OH 45120, 4.0400 acres, $123,000. GOSHEN William & Mildred Glancy, Trustees to Beck Holdings, Ltd., 1798 State Route 28, Goshen, OH 45122, 3.0200 acres, $700,000. JACKSON Gary & April Summers to Michael & Katherine Maloney, 2624 Freedom Trail, Batavia, OH 45103, 5.1450 acres, $29,000. MIAMI The Bank of New York Mellon to Robert Grant, 1355 Linden Creek Dr., Milford, OH 45150, $70,000. David & Beth Fjelstul, Trustees to Kristy & Kelly Ernst, 958 Ashire Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, $257,000. Household Realty Corp. to Oak Family Limited Partnership, 1353 Ridgecrest Dr., Milford, OH 45150, $60,000. Donald & Kolleen Lykins to

Cold, windy days remind us how useful windbreak trees are. Effective windbreak plantings save energy dollars, paying for themselves many times over the years. They also make our lives easier and our homes more comfortable. Traditional windbreaks are single rows of trees, closely spaced along property lines. Over the years research has shown that row planting can be ineffective, or even increase wind turbulence in the areas you are attempting to shelter. If you decide to plant a windbreak, take some time to plan it for maximum benefit. An important formula to remember is that the distance between the windbreak and the area getting the most protection should be from two to three times the mature height for the windbreak. For example, Norway Spruce typically grow 50 feet tall, so they should ideally be 100 to 150 feet away from the sheltered area. If they are closer there can be unintended effects such as deep snowdrifts. Greater distances reduce the amount of protection. An ideal windbreak has several “layers” of protection. Dense evergreens that are winter-hardy make the best perimeter, with a row of sturdy shade trees downwind. The shelter these big plants provide is an ideal place for coldsensitive fruit trees and flowering shrubs. Trees planted in

This diagram shows the best location for a windbreak planting. (Illustration by Marjorie Boehme)

groups protect each other from buffeting windstorms. The fastest-growing species are not always the best selections long term. For example, white pines can quickly furnish windbreak and privacy, but they are vulnerable to wind and ice breakage and deer browsing so they may not work out long term. Hybrid poplars are often sold as windbreaks, however they are short-lived, messy and have invasive roots. A better choice for windbreaks is Norway spruce or Colorado blue spruce. These trees make a dense screen planting that gives privacy as well as wind protection. To get a faster result, two rows of trees can be staggered so that the gaps close in quickly, and dense shrubs such as viburnum planted inside the windbreak will offer quick screening. Understory plants located between rows of larger trees

provide additional windbreak as well as shelter for wildlife such as birds. Good windbreak plants are hardy, low-maintenance plants that will survive drought and poor soil, since windbreaks are on the perimeter of your property where maintenance is difficult. Often overlooked for windbreak plantings are rugged trees like hawthorn, serviceberry, amur maple and sweet gum. We like pyracantha because the berries attract many kinds of birds. Most viburnum varieties make excellent windbreak and privacy hedges, and some keep their leaves all winter. Steve Boehme is the owner of GoodSeed Nursery & Landscape, located on Old State Route 32 three miles west of Peebles. More information is available online at www.goodseedfarm.com or call (937) 587-7021.

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The Mountain Agency, Inc. to The Mountain Agency LLC, 4360 Elick Lane, Batavia, OH 45103, 16.0500 acres, $5,219,000. Richard & Martha Binstadt to Josiah Brinkerhoff, 5177 Romohr Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45244, 2.0100 acres, $216,750. Youngstar Investments, LLC to William & Angela Tustin, 536 Lang Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244, 0.5730 acre, $249,000. John Fischer III to Paul Moore & Melanie Hayes, 4606 Pearl Lane, Batavia, OH 45103, 0.7170 acre, $128,500. Ruby Deskins to Michael Ray Deskins, 4301 Larma Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45245, $93,000. Foundation Bank to James Jones, 3953 Benjamin Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245, $87,000. The Drees Company to Darrin Burt, 4079 Woodsly Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.3080 acre, $261,581. WILLIAMSBURG Dawn Baumgardner to Steven & Vanessa Scott, Dela Palma Rd., Williamsburg, OH 45176, 7.8900 acres, $73,500. BATAVIA VILLAGE Thomas Willhoff & Jamie Martin-Wilhoff to David Deitsch, 229 Campbell Ave, Bethel, OH 45106, $101,000. BETHEL VILLAGE Jerri Merrill to Peggy Reynolds, 229 North East Street, Bethel, OH 45106, 0.2530 acre, $49,000. NEW RICHMOND VILLAGE Michael & Mary Mauch to Teresa Korte, Lot 164 River Pines RV Resort, New Richmond, OH 45157, 0.0640 acre, $7,500. MILFORD CITY John Eckman to Christopher Wood, E. Main St., Milford, OH 45150, 1.2520 acre, $10,500. J. Ryan Horan & Jennifer Botto to Katherine Fitton Mancera, 111 Cleveland Ave, Milford, OH 45150, 0.2140 acre, $232,000.

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The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for an Academic Tutor to provide tutoring and basic skills instruction to high school students who are participants in the Upward Bound program at UC Clermont College. Evaluate academic progress, attitudes and motivation of students, keeping records and making reports to the Program Coordinator. Work with students at high schools in Clermont and Brown Counties during the regular school day during the academic year and at Clermont College during the day in the summer.

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303 - HOUSES FOR RENT FELICITY AREA - 3br, 2ba house, kitchen, dining room, living room, large yard, C/A, outbuilding, $650/mo, $650/dep., Section 8 okay, NO PETS. 513-876-3662 or 374-0505. LEASE-OPTION TO purchase. Lake Waynoka, 3br, 2ba, all amenities. Please call 513-502-0441.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 12,000 SQ. ft. Warehouse/Fabrication Shop with two 5 ton bridge cranes and office space for rent/lease. Located right off of 32 in Batavia with plenty of parking and room for large deliveries. $2,000/mo. plus utilities. Call 513-300-4453. 2,500 SQ. ft. Office for rent/lease. Located right off of 32 in Batavia and only 15 minutes from 275. Private drive with plenty of parking. $1,000/mo. plus utilities. Call 513-300-4453. 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main St. in Williamsburg. Has kitchen and restrooms in basement area. Has been previously used as a church. Would be good for office space also. $2,000/mo. call 513-616-8851. FOR RENT: Office or Retail space on US 68, Mt. Orab village, nice off-street parking, terrific visibility, $550/mo. Call 513-724-7394. UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

310 - WANTED TO RENT WANTING TO lease/rent farm land for soy beans, corn and hay. Please call Bob 937-515-7567.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

SALES/MARKETING AGENT NEEDED Responsibilities: The Clermont Sun Publishing Company is seeking a sales/marketing representative to sell current web-based advertising and marketing solutions to business customers. Must be very creative and enthusiastic about web-based technology. Candidate would be responsible for creating own leads. Web design, graphic design, or copy editing skills welcome, but not necessary. People skills and positive attitude are required.

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The Clermont Sun Publishing Company is seeking a full-time Advertising Sales Representative for its 4 weekly newspapers. The right candidate will be selling advertising in the Clermont County area. Salary & Commission

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The Clermont Sun Publishing Company is an employee owned company with great benefits! Please send resume to:

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE WILLIAMSBURG VILLAGE, 2br, 1ba, new roof, nice condition, move-in ready, gas heat, good rental, $49,900. 513-317-8430.

403 - MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 2007 DOUBLEWIDE, 3br, 2ba, spacious living room, large country kitchen, utility room, all appliances stay. Located in East Fork Crossing, Batavia. Can be relocated or remain on rental lot. No owner financing or rental available. 937-515-1408. 3BR, 2BA mobile home, 16x80, possible lease/rent to own, Mt. Orab area. Call 513-833-3061. THIS COULD BE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD SPACE TO RENT OR SELL OR BUY SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR. CALL DARLENE TODAY AT 800-4043157 OR 513-732-2511. LET CLASSIFIEDS DO THE WORK.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE BEAUTIFUL 50ACRES W/large rock lined creek & woods, great for hunting or farming. More or less acreage available. Bethel New Hope Rd. 1-mile from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel.

Asking $199,500 Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available)

Advertising Sales P.O. Box 366 Batavia, Ohio 45103 or E-mail to: clermontsun@fuse.net OHIO LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER LSW needed for case management position for agency serving older adults in Clermont County. Case management and social service experience preferred. Qualified candidate must possess strong communication, organization and computer skills. Fax, mail or email resumes by:

Friday, February 23, 2011 5:00 p.m. to: Clermont Senior Services Human Resources Department 2085 James E. Sauls, Sr. Dr. Batavia, Ohio 45103 Fax - (513) 536-4019 hr@clermontseniors.com EOE

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AMERICAN WATER Proofing Provide all basic water proofing needs Interior & Exterior Free Estimates & low rates! Call: Kyle Wagner 513-722-6842

ODD THINGS DONE Bobcat Work - Rock Hound Excavation Grass Seeding Yard/Brush Clean-up Lawn Mowing Bush Hogging Wiring Installation Telephone Jacks Installed Painting Large or Small Jobs Call 513-724-2920

SIMON’S LANDSCAPING leaf removal, curbside leaf pick-up, free estimates. 513-235-4146.

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RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just needing some spring cleaning, great rates, and even better references. Call for a quote, or for more information. 513-255-4342.

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808 - AUTOS FOR SALE

BE DIVINE WITH SPARKLE & SHINE HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE! I am pleased to announce that Sparkle & Shine is welcoming new customers in the Clermont County area for house & business cleaning needs! We offer a variety of cleaning package deals to meet your financial budget & a flexible schedule too. Holidays will soon be here & everyone needs that extra helping hand to make their house sparkle & shine before guests arrive! Call today to schedule your free consultation to find the right deal for you & ask for Dee! 513-923-7875

1999 OLDSMOBILE Bravado, loaded, 4x4, low miles, leather, all power, tow package, new parts/tires, excellent condition. $4900.00. 937-515-4424.

508 - ENTERTAINMENT

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901 - SALES ESTATE SALE - Feb. 19th, 9-3pm at 814 Market Street, Aberdeen Ohio (52 East to Aberdeen then left on 41 at (Dairy Yum Yum), first street on right). Antiques, bedroom set, China Cabinet, Chickering piano, plate collections by Caroline Williams & several by Bradford Exchange, glass curio cabinet, drop leaf table, paintings by John Ruthven & Lumen Winter, large Judy Garland collection of pictures, records & books (some autographed), carved glass top table, folding rocker, wicker bookshelves, Rendering Kettle, lamps, jewelry, linens, glassware & many other household items.

CASH PAID TODAY Looking for furniture - antiques - gold silver - tools - game systems - sports - records coins - more! “Almost Anything” 937-378-1819 513-348-5870 INDIAN ARTIFACTS, old indian beadwork, Navajo rugs, antique knives, swords, old guns and estates. One call, buys it all 937-695-0755 evenings.

Batavia, Ohio ANTIQUE TRACTORS/TRACTORS, EXCAVATION EQUIP.,GUNS, HARLEY DAVIDSON, TOOLS

HUNECK ESTATE AUCTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH @10:00am DIRECTIONS: 2337 Bauer Rd. Batavia, Ohio 45103, East of Cincinnati on I-275, take exit 63B, St. Rt. 32 at Eastgate. Go approx. 6mi. east to light at Bauer Rd. turn left onto Bauer & proceed to auction .4mi. on right at posted signs. EXCAVATIONEQUIP./HEAVYDUTY TRUCKS/TRAILERS: Bobcat Mini Excavator (only1539hrs.); 941Catapiller Track Loader; Keohring Excavator; 1983 International S1900 dump truck; 1967 Ford 3600 log truck; Kubota CR2100 power dump on tracks; McMillen 1525 trencher; Bobcat attach.-front blade, stump grinder, 72”sweeper, post hole dig, jack-hammer; Trail King TK16 trailer; dandy dump trailer;Badger wood chipper & much more. ANTIQUE TRACTORS/FARM EQUIP/TRACTORS/: Fordson Tractor on full Steel; Massey Harris Pony Tractor; David Bradley Tritrac tractor; 3pt. King Kutter 5ft.tiller; gravity wagons; 3pt 6ft. grader blade & box blade; Farmhand grinder mixer; Oliver 1650 diesel Tractor; Massey Ferguson 203 Tractor; Case 430 w/loader & still more. MOTORCYCLES/TRUCKS: 1998 Harley Davidson FHC(approx.7633mi) Suzuki dirt bikes & 4wheeler;1971 Chev SC3 pick-up truck 85%restored; Cushman truck. Guns & Knives: Sheridan; Remington; Savage; J.Stevens; Ruger; M-11; Ithaca; approx 25 knives; fishing rods reels & tackle LAWN & GARDEN: & TOOLS TOOLS TOOLS: TERMS & NOTE For PERSONAL PROPERTY: **NO BUYERS PREMIUM on personal property** Cash or Check w/photo ID, Everything sold as is /where is w/no guarantee. Announcements on auction day take precedence over any/all printed material. Promises to be an ENORMOUS auction plan to come and spend the day.

See pic’s & full ad INCLUDING REAL ESTATE AUCTION INFO www.auctionzip.comuser#7414 Selling for the Estate of William R. Huneck, Gislene Huneck, Adm. CCPC#2010ES7773

614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK 2-3 YR old goats; Purebred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr old Doe Bred to Freshen in June. Yearling Doe open, born June 11, 2006. Call after 5pm for prices. Interested calls only, please. Call 937-764-1260.

615 - MISC. FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

937-515-2692 FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. KILN PORCELAIN doll molds, doll dresses, wigs, eyes. 513-825-5460.

804 - AUTOS WANTED

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MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774

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1995 BLAZER SL, 4x4, V6, 4dr., 114K, good tires, runs good, auto, AC, $3000 OBO. 1998 Mustang, RWD, V6, rear spoiler, door decal, wide track tires, 96K, auto, 2dr., AC, remote start, $3700 OBO. 1999 Camaro SS, 5.7, convertible, wide track, ram air, AC, auto, monsoon stereo, 6CD player, garage kept, 27,500/miles, $16,000 OBO. 9am-9pm, 937-377-2955. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

Don’t Shell Out a Lot of Cash; Use the Classifieds. Smart shoppers know about the bargains hidden within the Classified pages. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from tickets to trailers. It’s easy to place an ad orfind the items you want, and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.

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IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BUY!! BATAVIA VILLAGE • MLS# 1248205 • Need Space? Quad level home with LR, DR, FR and Rec Rm, 2 fireplaces and pool. REDUCED! CALL Janet! FELICITY/FRANKLIN • MLS# 1247316 • Custom ranch on 9+ Acres. Home is loaded with amenities. 62x42 Workshop/Barn. Price Reduced. Call Today! BETHEL • MLS# 1239097 • Ranch home w/country kitchen, porch, 2 car garage and 28x40 Workshop. $115,900. BETHEL • MLS# 1252752 • Nearly new 2 story home w/4+ Bdrms, Country Kitchen and fenced yard. $104,900.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2/13 • 1-3 PM 284 NORTH STREET, BATAVIA STEP BACK IN TIME...Federal style village home loaded with old world charm, history & upgrades. 3 BR, 3 fireplaces, Keeping rm & so much more! Carriage garage w/Workshop and Game rm. ZONING permits professional office. A rare find! SR 32 to Main St, N to Market, to R on North. MLS# 1253136

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Creature Feature Since we have had three Csections and a couple puppy deliveries in house in the last week at All Creatures, I thought I would write something about delivering puppies. First and foremost, always consult with your veterinarian two weeks before the ‘due date’ for a pregnancy check. At this time, ask if your veterinarian will be available to you if a problem arises with the whelping. If not, where should you go for help?

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What you will need • Weeks ahead, begin saving newspapers. (You’re going to use a lot of paper.) • A whelping box - we use small kid swimming pools and line with newspaper • Two stainless steel or plastic forceps at least to clamp the cords. • A sharp scissors to cut the cord. • A postal scale and basket to weigh the puppies. • A plentiful supply of clean wash cloths or old cloths 12x12” squares torn into for holding the slippery puppies with. • Two hot water bottles or a heating pad • A cardboard box or clothes basket lined with soft towels to put the pups into as needed. This is where you’ll put the hot water bottles or the heating pad turned on low and covered with a couple of towels. • A rectal thermometer to take the bitch’s temperature with and some vaseline • A wall thermometer to make sure the room is warm enough for new-borns (it should be about 80 - 85 degrees F) • A small wash basin, hand soap and towel • A small amount of disinfectant to soak your forceps and scissors in, between puppies in the basin.

• Warm water to wash the bitch’s rear end after the delivery is over. Some method of heating the whelping box or the area, that won’t overheat the dam or puppies. Labor Never expect your dog to deliver a litter by herself. Even though my wife, Dr Linda Meakin, has been breeding dogs for 25 years, she still gets nervous and excited about an expected litter. Although animal whelping is a ‘natural event’ this does not mean that the animal does not get into serious trouble if left unattended. Mother and puppies can die because the owner thoughtlessly left her alone during this crucial time. Labor commonly begins 63 days after the mating, but healthy pups are born safely at 59 days as well, so it is in your best interest to be prepared 10 days ahead of time.The onset of labor is heralded by a noticeable drop in the dog’s rectal temperature. I recommend that you start recording the temperature twice a day at least a week before the ‘due date’. The normal temperature is 100.3F to 101.3F. It will drop to about 98.0 - 98.3 when labor is about to begin. The day her temperature drops, she will refuse food and drink. This is normal. Her instinct is telling her that she needs to ‘fast’ before the big event. In the first stage, she will rest a lot and occasionally go out to urinate and defecate. As the time passes, she will get more restless and begin paying a lot of attention to her vulva – cleaning it frequently. You will be able to feel the contractions if you lay your palm on her side. They will first occur about every 10 minutes and will last about 30 seconds. The Delivery She will progress into the second stage – where you can actually see the contractions.

They occur about every 8 - 10 minutes. These are not the “pushing” contractions, but she may begin panting. At this point, you should move her to the whelping box that has the old sheets, papers and towels ready for her to make her ‘nest’. She will pant and be obviously apprehensive. She may begin tearing up the bedding and paper, getting up and lying down frequently. She will want comfort from you and will be obviously reassured by your presence. The contractions will become longer in duration and get closer together. When she is almost at the next stage, the contractions will be occurring about every minute and lasting almost the whole minute. The third stage – the actual whelping stage – is immediately preceded by her tail lifting with each contraction. She may cry with pain and will be obviously worried and apprehensive. She will have one contraction after the other. You must reassure her that all is well and that you are there to comfort her. Just before the delivery, the first puppy can be felt as a hard bulge in the space between the rectal opening and the vagina. You’ll then have a squirt of water – it may be blood-streaked or greentinged but is most often quite clear – come out of the vagina. This is a lubricating fluid that precedes the pup which will then be expelled. The pup may emerge slowly, with each contraction or it may ‘shoot’ out quickly. Very often the first puppy is a “breech” presentation and is often a large sized one which makes the first delivery difficult for her. If it is a prolonged delivery it would be helpful for you to grasp the part of the exposed body to keep it from going back up into the bitch, until the birthing is complete. When delivered, the pup (the whelp) is contained in a clear thin sac and the placenta is attached by a cord. You

Nine live squirming bulldogs and their mother.

must tear the sac away from the head, cut the cord and clear the nasal passage. The bitch may or may not clear away the sac and she may or may not bite the cord properly. We have always felt more at ease doing these things than allowing the bitch to do them. After each pup has been dried off, weighed and checked over, give it to the dam, who will lick it all over, especially around the rectum. This is to make sure the puppy passes the little bit of ‘meconium’ which is the first bowel movement. This meconium is rather sticky and greenish black in color. After the dam has also suckled the pup, and you know she is about to deliver another pup, you can put it in a clean box with sides, on a towel that has a hot water bottle under it, or 2 towels over a heating pad turned on low until all the litter has been delivered.When you are sure there are no more puppies to be delivered, you can change the bedding or papers in the whelping box,

take the dam out to ‘potty’ her, give her a drink of warm milk or soup, and return all the puppies to her. Make sure they are all nursing well. You should not hear any ‘munching’ or ‘sucking’ sounds. If you do, the pup is not latched on properly. The tongue curls up and around the nipple forming a complete suction when attached properly. Have only a small lamp turned on – the pups eyes are still forming and make sure the room is warm – 85 degrees – because the pups will get chilled very easily. If the pups are all the same color, with no marking to distinguish one from the other, and if you are keeping track of weights, then you can identify each of the pups for a few days. After that however, you will have to design a different I.D. method. Some people use colored nail polish on a foot or a tail or top of head.

within 24 hours. This indicates uterine inertia 2. If you see green discharge coming from vagina. This indicates a puppy in distress. 3. If the first pup cannot be delivered by the bitch, the Veterinarian will have to do a Caesarean section to save the other puppies who are being obstructed. 4. If, in the midst of the labor a pup cannot be presented normally, it may be due to one of the reasons above. 5. Circulatory embarrassment or collapse due to an exceptionally large litter. The bitch will have difficulty breathing and will often lie with her rear legs extended with the feet facing down. 6. If more than two hours pass between pups with no further contractions. 7. Any time you are concerned!

When to call a Vet 1. If the temperature has dropped down but the bitch is not showing signs of labor

Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

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Pre owned vehicles.

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EVERY VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD REGARDLESS OF LOSS OF PROFIT

YOU CAN REALLY BUY A CAR FOR and...We’ll Make Your First 3 Payments!!

(4)

Dealers and wholesalers welcome Saturday 2pm-4pm

AUCTION

LEASE END TURN-INS

LOW PAYMENTS

BANKS LENDING NOW!

SALE SPECIAL $

3,532

Exam Example: mple 1999 Ford Taurus, plus T, T & T. Stk# U8138A. Vehicles V ehiccles subject ehicles j to pprior sale. No off offers ff can be combined. E d 2/14/ 2/14/1 /11 /1 Ends 2/14/11

EVENT HOURS

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

February 8 February 9 February 10 February 11 February 12

9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 9am-6pm 10am-5pm

32 AUTOMOTIVE

610 West Main Street • Batavia, OH 45103

TEL: 1-866-912-3232

• (2) (1) Example: 2008 CHEV IMPALA, STK#P5364, Selling Price $9,932, 5.5%APR, 66 months, Zero Down, PLUS Tax, Tag and License. With approved credit. Vehicle subject to prior sale. Offer expires 2/14/11. With approved credit. Vehicle subject to prior sale. (3) Trade-In pay off guarantee. See dealer for details. (4) Dealer to make first three payments then customer will take over remaining payments based on terms. Down payment may vary based on credit severity. With approved credit. See dealer for details.

PRE OWNED VEHICLES MAY INCLUDE: CHEVROLET • CHRYSLER • DODGE • FORD • GMC • HONDA • VOLVO • TOYOTA • SATURN • PONTIAC • KIA • LINCOLN • NISSAN • JEEP

CHEVROLET • CHRYSLER RYSLER RYS SLER • D DO DODGE O • FORD • GMC GM MC • HONDA • V VO VOLVO VOL OLLLVO VO V O • TOYOTA TOYO TOYOTA • SATURN S • PONTIAC • KIA • LINCOLN • NISSAN • JEEP

PRE OWNED VEHICLES MAY INCLUDE: CHEVROLET • CHRYSLER • DODGE • FORD • GMC • HONDA • VOLVO • TOYOTA • SATURN • PONTIAC • KIA • LINCOLN • NISSAN • JEEP

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BY DR. DAN MEAKIN

CMYK

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The ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of whelping puppies


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