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Fallen Heroes Memorial has been unveiled Memorial honors 14 servicemen who died serving their country Sun staff

The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, along with the Batavia Township Board of Trustees, unveiled the Fallen Heroes Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Veterans Service Commission proposed the idea for a memorial to be installed near the Humvee Memorial site at the Batavia Township Community Center, and Batavia Trustees thought it would be a great addition to already the memorial installed. The memorial honors the 14 Clermont County men who died serving the country from the Persian Gulf War forward. “On behalf of the township this is a great honor for us,” Trustee Jim Sauls said about unveiling the memorial. “When we built the Humvee Memorial, that was great, but we couldn’t be more sure of this.” Trustees, Veterans’ Service Commission officials, as well as friends and family members of the fallen men were present for the unveiling of the memorial.

The names of the men were read out loud and family members were given an opportunity to place a rose beside the memorial in honor of their loved-one. “Our hearts go out to you all and we want to thank you for raising such heroes,” Commissioner Bob Proud said before names were read. Staff Sergeant Chuck Kiser (Iraq), Specialist Gregory Missman (Afghanistan), Staff Sergeant Matthew Maupin (Iraq), Specialist Joseph Bauer (Afghanistan), Staff Sergeant Tony Wojciechowski (Iraq), Lance Corporal Nick Erdy (Iraq), Captain Tyler Swisher (Iraq), Lance Corporal Bryan Taylor (Iraq), Lance Corporal Billy Spencer (Iraq), Sergeant Phillip McNeill (Iraq), Captain David Seth Mitchell (Afghanistan), Specialist Jacob Dohrenwend, Senior Airman Todd Rose and Lance Corporal James Lumpkins (Saudi Arabia) were all honored for their service. The names of the men, as well as their dates of birth and death, are engraved on the memorial, which was created by Rolf Monuments. For Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, whose date of death is unknown, the stone

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Danny Bare, center, executive director of the Clermont County Veterans' Service Commission, concludes the ceremony to unveil the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Batavia Township Community Center. On the memorial are the names of local men who gave their lives serving the country. From left, Robert Derr, Ken Cook, Bare and Howard Daugherty.

reads “Known only by God.” “It’s wonderful they did that to remember all of them,” Carolyn Maupin, Matt Maupin's mother, said. “That

way they’ll never be forgotten.” For many family members seeing the memorial was bitter-sweet. While it brought

Bethel council opposes beetle plan Members of council feel host tree removal is an abuse of power BY KRISTIN BEDNARSKI Sun staff

Bethel Village Council members passed a resolution Nov. 14 in opposition to the proposed, preferred Asian longhorned beetle eradication plan for Clermont and Brown counties. Council members discussed their feelings about the plan at their council meeting. “This ALB thing is starting to affect all of us,” Councilwoman Donna Gunn said. “I drove down Swings Corner at about 5:15 and it just made me sick. We need to stop this in its tracks.” Gunn also read a poem entitled “I am the tree.” She said it is important for everyone to think about what the proposed eradication efforts would mean for the village if allowed to continue. The eradication plan proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health

Inspection Service and supported by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, includes the removal of all 5,069 trees infested by the Asian longhorned beetle. In addition, USDA-APHIS is in the process of completing an environmental assessment, in which they intend to propose the removal of an estimated 50,000 high-risk host trees in close proximity to the infested trees. According to USDAAPHIS officials, the removal of the high-risk host trees will ensure that all trees that are infested, or could be infested, are removed from the area. “Look around folks, because it will never look like this in our lifetime again,” Gunn said about the removal of host trees. Councilman Rus Whitley said he has two farms that are affected by the beetle. “I'm going to let them take what they have to,” Whitley said. “Don't let them take our trees that far out, that are not affected.” And while APHIS officials believe host tree removal is the best way to prevent future infestations in Ohio and surrounding states, residents,

who could lose many trees, expressed their opposition to this at a Nov. 7 public meeting. In the wake of the meeting, council members passed Resolution 913 Nov. 14 to oppose the plan “whereas the plan to remove in excess of 50,000 healthy trees in addition to the 5,000 known infested trees is a blatant abuse of power and is an unnecessary and unacceptable plan.” The resolution states that the village withdraws its support of the proposed Asian longhorned beetle eradication plan. It also suggests the use of a chemical treatment on host trees as an alternative to removing them. The resolution, along with a letter from Mayor James Dick was sent to Governor John Kasich. Mayor Dick's letter highlighted the infestation timeline, the proposed method of eradication and discussed how the infestation was handled by APHIS officials. “It is apparent based upon public meetings hosted locally by the USDA that the ODA, Division of Plant Health is leaving the specifics of determining of the eradication

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Humane Society dinner auction was a sellout $40,000 raised for homeless animals BY KRISTIN BEDNARSKI Sun staff

The Clermont County Humane Society hosted its annual dinner auction Nov. 5 and raised more than $40,000 that will be used to help animals that don’t have a home. “It was a wonderful, wonderful event,” Debbie Siegroth, development director at the humane society, said. “To have so many people attend and support the cause was just unbelievable.” Siegroth said more than 350 people attended the sellout event, which was held at Norlyn Manor in Batavia. Guests had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, enjoy a sit-down dinner and bid on live auction items throughout the evening. “We had many wonderful live auction items and silent auction items,” Siegroth said. “This committee worked so hard.” She said items ranged from watches and jewelry to a signed photograph of the Apollo 11 crew. In addition,

there was a raffle held that included a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., an iPod and more. There were also many pet items to choose from at the auction. Siegroth said many sponsors also helped make the event possible and successful, including Terry and Jean Dalhover, Ed and Nadora Hill, Sporty's and many more. And while the money raised at the auction is crucial for the humane society, which Siegroth said relies on donations to operate, the auction also provided an opportunity to spread the word about animals that need adoption. “They had sheets with animals that need to be adopted on the tables for people to view,” Siegroth said. “So they could see what kind of animals we have at the shelter that want to be loved.” Siegroth said she knows of at least one animal that was adopted that night. And her goal for the shelter is to be the place of choice for anyone See Auction, Page 3

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efforts here in Ohio in the hands of the federal government with little regard for the input of local citizens and local and county governments,” Mayor Dick wrote. Mayor Dick also raised concerns about the village, township and county governments not being involved in eradication plans, the inconsistency in the eradication plan that was presented to affected residents and the general public and more. He concluded by asking for a quick response, as eradication efforts began Nov. 14, the same day the letter was addressed. While local governments and residents will have opportunities to provide suggestions and concerns with eradication efforts, Brett Gates, public information officer for ODA said the authority to handle invasive pests are highlighted in the Ohio Revised Code section 927.70. “The director of ODA has the authority in the Ohio Revised Code to get rid of any destructive pest,” Gates said. “We are following the guidance of APHIS and we have this authority to eradicate such a destructive pest.”

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Individuals seeking information about the upcoming youth gun and white-tailed deer hunting seasons, or to report violations of state wildlife laws, can take advantage of extended call center hours from Nov. 19 to Dec. 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) general hunting information hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, for the ninth annual youth deer-gun season. Staff will also be available to answer calls prior to and during the regular deer-gun season, which begins Monday, Nov. 28, and ends Sunday, Dec. 4. Special call center hours prior to and dur-

ing the state’s popular deergun season are as follows: • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 25 • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 26-27 • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, November 28-December 2 • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4 • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 17-18 The hotline will be closed on Thanksgiving Day The extremely popular deer gun season is a period when many of Ohio’s hunters have last-minute questions and the Division of Wildlife will be ready and available to assist them. Hunters are encouraged to contact the division with any question that may arise.

Ohioans also are encouraged to help enforce state wildlife laws by reporting violations to the division’s Turn-in-a-Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-POACHER (762-2437). Established in 1982, the TIP program allows individuals to anonymously call toll free from anywhere in the state to report wildlife violations. The 1-800POACHER hotline is open for calls 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash award and are urged to leave a message during closed hours with as much information about the suspected violation as can be provided. Tips can also be submitted online at wildohio.com. The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.

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Local scout project benefits shelter A 14-year-old Anderson Township Boy Scout took part in a bake sale, held a car wash, and recycled aluminum cans to raise $700 for improvements to the cat room at the Clermont County Animal Shelter, located at 4025 Filager Road in Batavia Township. Robbie Himebaugh used the money for materials to build 15-inch tall, 3-foot-wide risers that are under cat cages at the adoption center. “It’s a lot easier now for workers at the shelter to clean the cages and for kids to see inside them,” said Himebaugh. Robbie completed the project over the summer, working toward the rank of Eagle Scout. “For five solid weeks this summer I couldn’t use my garage because it was covered with lumber and sawdust,” said Robbie’s dad, Jim Himebaugh. “I am very pleased with how he worked on and followed through with this project.” “Robbie, his mentors and fellow troop members did a great job pulling this project together,” said Clermont Animal Shelter Director Kim Naegel. “The transformation to the cat room is astounding. Raising the cages enables us to better showcase the cats and invites potential adopter interaction. The cats love their new higher vantage point and allows them do what they do best - show off!” For information on adopting one of the many animals currently housed at the Clermont County Animal Shelter, call (513) 732-8854.

Robbie Himebaugh holds one of the cats housed in adoption cages that are atop risers he built at the Clermont County Animal Shelter, located at 4025 Filager Road in Batavia Township.

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Faith United Methodist church, located at 160 N. Fifth Street in Batavia, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Lunch menu includes chicken sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, Vegetable Soup, Bean Soup, Salads and Home-baked desserts. The sale table will include crafts, original water color paintings, jewelry and Christmas gifts and decorations. The bake sale will have homemade pies, cakes and other goodies. For more information call (513) 732-2027.

Franklin Thomas will be there to give up important information about the upcoming year. Bring things for the Veterans Home in Georgetown, for their Bingo prizes. Anyone who is a member of the State Public Employees Retirement System is invited to join the chapter. ❑❑❑ The Frank W. Weaver American Legion Post 237, located at 2215 Old 74, will be having Turkey Shoots at 1 p.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 1.

❑❑❑ ❑❑❑ The Faternal Order of Eagles 2289, located at 265 Foundry Avenue in Batavia will be holding a fish fry from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The price is $8 for a meal, $3.50 for sandwiches. Call (513) 732-9035 for Information and Carry Out. ❑❑❑ The Faternal Order of Eagles 2289, located at 265 Foundry Avenue in Batavia will be holding a Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens 55 years of age and older from 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Turkey with all the trimmings, coffee and dessert will be served. For more information call (513) 732-9035 ❑❑❑ Wayne Township Fire Department will hold its annual Township Kids Christmas party at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Newtonsville Fire Station. Santa will arrive via Fire Truck and will be available for to meet with any children from Wayne Township or the Village of Newtonsville until 4 p.m. ❑❑❑ The Brown-Clermont County Farmers Union will hold a fall meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Brown County Senior Center, 505. N. Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio. A light lunch will be served. This meeting will be a regular business meeting, including election of delegates to the Ohio Farmers Union Convention Jan. 27-28, 2012, at the Columbus Airport Marriott Hotel. The meeting schedule for 2012 will also be planned. Members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (513) 875-3156 or (937) 444-3148. ❑❑❑ A recycling fair and plastic bag collection will be held at the Milford Municipal Building, 745 Center Street in Milford from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. See demonstrations n how to become a more efficient recycler, and learn about services that are available in Clermont County. For more information, call (513) 732-5023. ❑❑❑ The Goshen Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the eighth annual “Light Up Goshen” parade at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The parade will consist of themed floats sponsored by local businesses and groups. The parade will begin at Marr/Cook Elementary and end at Kroger. Santa Claus will visit and the Goshen Community Christmas Tree will be lighted after the parade. Prior to the parade, there will be a Holly Fair at Marr/Cook Elementary School, sponsored by the Lions Club. For more information, contact parade chair Pamela Flem at (513) 260-8494 or pam_flem@yahoo.com.

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 interest to seniors and/or entertainment. Light refreshments are served. Interested persons are welcome to attend a meeting and see what the chapter may have to offer them. ❑❑❑ If you have struggled with thoughts of suicide or you have lost someone to suicide and need to talk or share your feelings, please come to our support group. Meetings are every Tuesday 6 - 8 p.m. at the Batavia Public Library. If you need more information contact Barbara at (513) 371-6054.

ers a variety of topics related to mental illness. The meetings are held at the Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245. ❑❑❑ The Clermont Charity Club hosts a Bid-N-Win Auction (25 cents auction) from 7 - 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month at the WT Ball Fields Community Building, 937 Ohio Pike in Withamsville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Bid-N-Win features products from Avon, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Scentsy Candles, 31 gifts, Tupperware, Joyful Creations, Usborne books, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, and more. A raffle is held each month for a different charity. Guests have a chance to win free play for the entire night. Split the Pot and Bring a Friend Awards.

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) 477-5708. ❑❑❑ 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. ❑❑❑

❑❑❑ National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support meetings for family/friends are held on the third Monday of every month. The support group meets from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The educational program begins at 7:30 and cov-

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. ❑❑❑

Auction: $40,000 raised Continued from page 1 looking to find a pet. The Clermont County Animal Shelter and the Clermont County Humane Society work hand-in-hand in the county. Siegroth said the shelter provides a temporary place for animals to stay and be cared for and the humane

The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is inviting seventh through 12th-grade students to compete in the Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration logo design contest, which will be used for the 42nd Earth Day Celebration at Sawyer Point on April 21. The Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration is a tri-state event that inspires awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment, while showcasing individuals and organizations that protect and promote the natural beauty of our region. Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky seventh through

12th-grade students may submit their Earth day inspired logo designs, for a chance to win over $100 in prizes and publicity. The winning design will appear on the event website, Tshirts, social media, posters and other promotional materials. There are no color or design limitations, however, each entry should be an original piece of art work and be submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 1. Entries should be submitted in two forms, a hard copy on 8 1/2 x 11 paper mailed to the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition, 4015 Executive Park Drive, Suite 300,

Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 and a electronic copy submitted as a .jpeg emailed to info@earthcoalition.net. Contact Sarah Fortin at (513) 733-0004 for more information. The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is a community of not-for-profit organizations, businesses, government agencies and individuals from the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana tri-state region who work cooperatively and actively to promote the beauty and environmental quality of the tri-state area. Visit www.cincinnatiearthday.co m for more information on the event.

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society works to find them a home once their stay at the shelter is over. “Having the funds, we are able to help these animals be adopted and make sure we have food and everything to provide for them,” Siegroth said. “ That is our goal; to get these animals adopted and get them in good homes.”

Clermont DD public hearing to be held The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. to receive input from interested individuals that will be considered in the development of the 2012 Annual Action Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available to the public prior to the hearing and will be posted on the Clermont DD website www.clermontdd.org. If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to provide comments/feedback for the 2012 Annual Action Plan, you may do so by calling (513) 732-4921 or by sending an e-mail to ldavis@clermontdd.org.

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“It’s beautiful,” Jim Missman, Greg Missman's father, said about the memorial. “We’re a community and county that just keeps on remembering. As a Gold Star parent I really appreciate it.”

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Breakfast with Santa - Bethel-Tate High School, 3420 State Route 125. By reservation only. Call Connie England at 734-1462. Craft Show - Assembly Of God Church , 321 N Main Street. Find a gift for everyone at the craft show. American Legion Post 406 Food Drive – Community Savings Bank, 503 W Plane Street. Refreshments and a drawing for an iPad! Enter to win by bringing a can of food for the Bethel American Legion Post 406 food drive starting November 1. Each can of food equals 1 entry for the drawing. Drawing will be at 12:00 on Dec 3rd. Make A Ginger Bread House - The Bethel Branch Library, 528 W Plane Street. Open House with refreshments. Drop in for cookies and punch. Children can create a mitten ornament craft, and color your own letter to Santa coloring sheet activity. Bring the Family to decorate your own ginger-bread house in time for the holidays. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration is required to attend one of 4 Gingerbread House sessions, 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 noon. Call 513-734-2619 to reserve a spot for your family. Bethel Historical Museum, Grant Memorial Building, W Plane Street. Enter to win a Grand Prize Village Gift Basket. This year we will have more than one winner so don't miss out! About $1,000 in prizes will be given away, on behalf of our local businesses! Drawings will be after the parade at Burke Park Shelter house.

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Rick Crawford, Historian, will tell historical stories at the Bethel Historical Museum, Grant Memorial Building. American Heritage Girls BBQ Dinner, Bethel Community Center. Costs are Adults $5 & Children $3 if prepaid. Cost at the door: Adults $6 & Children $4. Kids Fest - St Mary's Church, 3398 St Route 125, Lots of crafts, games & prizes for kids. St Mary Youth Group will be selling refreshments as their fundraiser. Visit Santa between 12:30 and 3 pm. Bring your camera to get a picture. Down Home Christmas Parade Nazarene Church to Plane Street to Bick Primary Building.

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School gymnasium (WolfpenPleasant Hill Road) is played, a 41-27 win over Cincinnati Country Day. November 22 1916: The first Owensville High School basketball game is played in Owensville, a 14-12 loss to Milford. 1927: The Coulter Canning Co., in Amelia, is destroyed by fire. 1953: The Amelia Church of the Nazarene is dedicated. November 23 1798: Hannah Simpson is born in Berks Co., Pa. She becomes the mother of Ulysses S. Grant. 1902: The Cincinnati, Georgetown, and Portsmouth Railroad power plant begins operation at Lake Allyn, Olive Branch. 1903: Theodore L. Crawford is born near Asheville, N. C. “The Clermont Courier” selected the Amelia resident as Clermont County’s “Father of the Year” in 1974. November 24 1797: Donnel’s Trace (Old S. R. 74) is adopted for use as a highway by the Court of Quarter Sessions. 1841: Capt. Tubal Early dies in Goshen. Shortly after, his slave dies. Both are buried in the Goshen village cemetery. The slave is believed to be the only one buried in Clermont County. 1845: Rural is laid out. The village once stood on the west bank of the mouth of Bullskin Creek. November 25 1796: The platting of Williamsburg (known at the time as Lytlestown) begins. 1857: James G. Birney dies in Englewood, N. J. The former Clermont countian was a threetime candidate for President of the United States. 1909: The first Clermont County high school basketball game is reported. Batavia defeats Bethel 44-3 in a girls game at the old armory in Batavia (NE corner of Wood and Riverside). November 26 1796: A blizzard strikes and stops the platting of Williamsburg(h). 1796: A survey is made on the site of the future village of Afton. 1969: The first boys basketball game is played in the new Felicity High School gymnasium, a 75-73 loss to Ripley. This information was taken from “The Clermont County, Ohio, Bicentennial Book of Days” written in the year 2000 by Clermont County Historian Richard Crawford.

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1955: The Mount Moriah Chapel, in Withamsville, is dedicated. November 21 1936: The Batavia High School gymnasium (Broadway Street) is dedicated. 1962: The first basketball game in the new Milford High

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A freak October snowstorm that dumped up to 32 inches of snow on the New England states two weeks ago was responsible for 29 deaths and caused power outages to 2 million people. Ohio hasn’t seen snow yet this season, but with overnight temperatures dipping in the 30s, and chilly, frosty mornings, we know that winter is on its way. The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA) encourages everyone to take the time now to prepare themselves and their homes for the upcoming season. In a coordinated effort with OCSWA, Governor John R. Kasich has proclaimed Nov. 13-19 as Ohio’s Winter Safety Awareness Week. This is an ideal time for homes, schools, businesses and organizations to update their safety plans and disaster supply kits and prepare for winter-related incidents. “Don’t let winter catch you off-guard. Winterize your homes and vehicles now, before the first major snowfall hits,” said Nancy Dragani, executive director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. “Heavy snow and ice can bring down power lines for days. So, get ready now, just in case. Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working. Ensure you have enough stored food and water to supply your family for several days. Review your emergency plans. Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio to be notified of storm watches and warnings in your area.” To help prepare for the upcoming winter months, OCSWA recommends the following:

Prepare your home for winter. Cut and remove lowhanging and dead tree branches. Ice, snow and strong winds can cause tree limbs to break and fall. Have your gutters cleaned. Snow and ice can build up quickly if gutters are clogged with debris. Have auxiliary heaters, furnaces and fireplaces maintenance checked or serviced before using. If using a portable generator, read instructions thoroughly to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning. Review your homeowner’s insurance policy; consider your need for flood insurance. Prepare winter disaster kits for the home and vehicle. Refresh stored nonperishable foods and bottled water. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and radios. Winter emergency kits should include warm clothing, blankets, flashlights, new batteries, coats, hats, gloves, a battery-operated or handcranked radio, first aid kit, and enough nonperishable food and water (one gallon per person, per day) to sustain each family member for at least three days. Have stored food, bottled water and supplies for your pets, as well. Invest in a NOAA Public Alert/Weather Radio. Every home, school and business should have a tone-alert weather radio with a battery back-up. Weather and public alert radios are programmed to automatically sound an alert during public safety and severe weather events. Click on www.weather.gov/nwr/ for additional information. Update your disaster preparedness plans. Every home,

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school, business and organization should have written plans for the different types of disasters that can occur. Review the plans with the entire family or staff. Everyone should know what to do in the event of a snow or ice storm, a prolonged power outage, a flood or fire. Post contact information for your local emergency management

agency. Prepare and practice drills that require sheltering in place and evacuation. Update your emergency contact list and establish a meeting place outside of the home, school or business, where others will know where to find or meet you. The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is

an advocate for emergency preparedness and is comprised of representatives from the American Red Cross; Emergency Management Association of Ohio; National Weather Service; Hands On, Central Ohio; Ohio Department of Public Safety-Emergency Management Agency; Ohio Insurance Institute: Ohio

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Ted Nugent made cat scratch fever (actually called cat scratch disease) nearly a household name with his song in the late seventies, but most people still know little about this infection other than it involves a fever spread by cat scratches. In fact, it involves infection by a bacterium called Bartonella henselae, which is spread by fleas. Classically, cats transmit the organism when they are parasitized by fleas, scratch themselves, and get infected flea dirt (digested host’s blood excreted by fleas) in their claws, and scratch a person or another cat with their dirty claws. The Human Disease Infection with Bartonella henselae in the immunocompetent (healthy) person leads to cat scratch disease. The inoculation site (a scratch from a claw containing bits of flea dirt) develops a small red bump called a papule. About 2 to 3 weeks following contact with the infected cat, the lymph node in the area of the contact will swell and become painful and a fever develops. These signs generally resolve on their own and the condition is minor. If the patient does not have a competent immune system (HIV positive, pregnant), one of several much more serious syndromes can result. The infection goes deeper into the body causing spleen enlargement, and potentially encephalitis, heart valve infection. How likely is it for a cat to beinfected? Since fleas carry the bacteria, cats with insufficient flea control are at highest risk. This means cats living in climates that are warm and humid (conditions fleas thrive best in) are most likely to be infected. If conditions are right, up to 40 percent of cats in an area may be infected. If a person is diagnosed with cat scratch disease, there is a 90 percent chance that the cats they own will be found infected as well. This sounds somewhat concerning for the cat-owners in a flea area but it is important to realize that an infected cat cannot transmit the infection without a claw full of flea dirt. If the fleas are removed from the infected cat, there will be no flea dirt in the coat and no risk of disease transmission. Do Infected Cats get Sick? Several illnesses seem to have been associated with Bartonella infection (fever, deep eye inflammation, lymph node enlargement, muscle pain, reproductive failure, and bacterial heart valve deposits called endocarditis.) Bartonella henselae infection may be one of main causes of the progressive oral dis-

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generally advised, HIVinfected persons should avoid rough play with cats and situations in which scratches are likely. Any cat-associated wound should be washed promptly. Cats should not be allowed to lick open wounds or cuts of HIV-infected persons. Care of cats should include flea control. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

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friend, but that’s okay. There’s plenty to eat and lots of room for two more. Jim sneaks a taste of what’s on the stove, and Mom laughs. Jim has done this before. Then everyone hears the sound of a horn honking. Two more people arrive and Grandpa adds another table at the end. Another guest calls to see if she can bring her cousin and her mother. Every time someone asks if there’s room for an extra, the answer is always “Yes! Of course!” But as the table gets longer and the room seems smaller, one young host gets a little worried. Grandma didn’t make a lot of pies. There weren’t many potatoes boiling on the stove, and the turkey wasn’t very big – was it? Would there be enough food at this Thanksgiving table? Sometimes, particularly when you’re a kid, it’s hard to separate the “thanks” of Thanksgiving from the legends, the parades, and the fun. But this sweetly gentle little story, told in rhyme, explains the real meaning behind why we gather. In author Mark Kimball

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your parents are getting on in years. Perhaps you encourage them to consider their current position, and what planning might need to be considered. Do they have accounts in a local bank? Where are their investments held? Do they have a financial advisor? Have they worked with legal professionals on any arrangements? If your parents have expressed interest in leaving a legacy or passing assets to family members, you might consider encouraging them to seek assistance from the appropriate professionals. After all, if something were to happen to your parents without them having made the proper arrangements, their

All proceeds benefit the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati which is a small organization helping out approximately 350 families affected with Spina Bifida. This year the benefit will be on December 3rd from 711 pm at Norlyn Manor in Batavia. If you are interested in attending please visit www.sbacincy.org where you will find a link with all the information needed. If you can not attend but would like to donate please contact Cassie Mueller at (513) 569-2430.

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Moulton’s holiday house, there’s love, warmth, and welcome as the table slowly expands to make room for every new arrival. I loved the quiet worry in the words of Moulton’s young narrator and I loved the simplicity of Moulton’s story-poem, but neither would be the same without artist David Wenzel. One look at Wenzel’s illustrations, and you can almost hear the laughter in this perfectly thankful book. Two-to-8-year-olds will

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Talk about your shared financial picture It’s Thanksgiving week. And if you’re fortunate, you can look around your Thanksgiving table and see several generations of your family. Of course, as you know, many types of cohesiveness are involved in knitting a family together. But one connection that frequently gets ignored, at least in terms of family dialogue, is the financial linkage between parents and their children on one hand, and these same parents and their parents on the other. So if you find yourself in this “sandwich” group, it may be worth considering your financial position. If your children are very young, you might want to start by emphasizing the importance of three separate concepts: saving, spending and sharing. If you give them an allowance, or if you pay them to do some minor tasks around the household, you can encourage them to put the money in three separate containers. The “spending” jar is for them to use as they choose, the “saving” jar is to be put in some type of savings or investment account and the “sharing” jar is to be used for contributions to charitable causes. You can extend the spending, saving and sharing themes by encouraging your kids to spend wisely, watch how their savings grow and feel pride in the work done by the charitable groups their dollars support. Later, when your kids are older, and can earn money by babysitting, mowing lawns or working part-time, you can further encourage good financial habits by offering to match their contributions to a Roth IRA. And be sure to discuss the different types of investments available; they may enjoy learning about the ways in which they can participate in the financial markets. Above all else, talk to them about the importance of developing good financial skills and how these skills will play a part in your family’s overall well being. Now, let’s turn to your parents. If they’re elderly, you may find that talking to them about financial issues may be considerably more challenging than talking about these issues with your children. It’s unfortunate, but true: People are sensitive about money and often don’t want to talk about it. You may find that you need to be persistent, especially if

The Second Annual Mueller Family Benefit for Spina Bifida was started after an unexpected cancellation of their daughter’s wedding in 2010. The family decided to turn something negative into a positive by hosting a benefit in place of the reception. The benefit was a huge success, raising nearly $6,000 for the small association. Because of the success of last year’s benefit, the Mueller family decided to turn this into an annual fundraiser for the Association.

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For as far back as you can remember, your parents have taught you that sharing is the right thing to do. You’ve always been told to let others play nicely with your toys and look gently at your books. If you have candy, you’re encouraged to give someone else a bite. You might share your day, a silly story, a snuggly blanket, a seat, or a box of colors. When you have abundance, it’s always nice to share. And as you’ll see in the book “Thanksgiving Graces” by Mark Kimball Moulton, illustrated by David Wenzel, when you give, you also get back. It’s Thanksgiving Day, and everyone’s getting ready. The turkey smells soooo good in the oven and the whole family is helping set the table. Grandma’s making pies when there’s a knock on the door. It’s the neighbor, Charlie, and she asks him to stay for dinner. There’s plenty of food and plenty of room at the table for him. Charlie says he’d be glad to stay, but only if Grandma and Mom would let him pitch in and help. He rolls up his sleeves and plunges his arms into hot soapy water. Having someone to wash dishes is always a big help. When the door opens a minute later, it’s big brother Jim, home from college and he’s not alone. He brought a

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504 - BUSINESS SERVICES CLEAN OUT basements, garages, attics for the salvage. 513-734-6991. 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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612 - SPORTING GOODS 30” 12/GUAGE, Vented rib, 1187 barrel, fiber optic sights w/3 choke tubes & choke wrench. Asking $175.00. 1187 Premier Gold trigger, 20/guage shotgun w/2-barrels, vented rib & slug barrel. Asking $875.00. 513-315-4950 or toyhazen@aol.com

614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK HORSE BOARDING full care, $265, pony $165.00. Batavia 513-625-1109.

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615 - MISC. FOR SALE FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. POST & Beam Kit, 14ft.x16ft. Oak included frame, rafters, braces, etc. 6” thick wall over 9ft. high to top plate. Would make a fine shop, room, garage, etc. Other oak available 2”x8” tongue & groove pine flooring. Call 937-289-1040.

802 - MOTORCYCLES/ MINI-BIKES FOR SALE - 2006 Harley Davidson Street Bob. 1450CC motor, 6spd, 6000/miles. Excellent condition. Stays covered in garage, lots of extras, passenger seat, backrest, forward controls, Screamin Eagle pipes, grips, pegs, etc. Kelley Blue Book retail price is over $10,000 without the extras. Asking $9,750. No rides. 513-379-4194.

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HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO, A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available. MEDICAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST New Richmond - 40 hrs/wk Graduate from a Medical Assisting program required. At least one year medical office experience desired. MEDICAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST Milford - As Needed (PRN) Graduate from a Medical Assisting program required. At least one year medical office experience desired. Must be available to travel to all locations as needed. LPN Goshen - 40 hrs/wk Must be a licensed LPN in the state of Ohio with at least one year medical office experience desired. CLAIMS SPECIALIST Milford 1 Opening - 40 hours 1 Opening - Temp. Assignment 25 hrs Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; Knowledgeable of medial terminology/HIPAA/CPT/ICD-9 codes. Must be familiar with Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care and Commercial Insurance. Analytical and problem solving is required. Previous healthcare or insurance office experience is preferred. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: www.healthsourceofohio.com Email resumes to: resumes@healthsourceofohio.com Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

SPORTS REPORTER Sports Reporter wanted for weekly suburban newspaper. Job duties include game and feature stories, photography and page layout. Ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism or related field, writing experience and the ability to produce quality stories under deadline pressure. Working knowledge of Quark and layout experience a plus. An excellent position for recent college graduates or seasoned reporters looking for a new beat. Send resume, writing samples and references to:

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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 JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

809 - RECREATIONAL VEH 2009 QUAD 4spd., less than 10/miles on it, 200cc, “No Name Brand”, extra parts, have title & all paper work, $550. 937-442-3407.

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From the office of Linda L. Fraley, Clermont County Auditor, for the week ending September 16th, 2011. BATAVIA NVR, Inc. to James Buckingham, 4584 Vista Meadows Dr, Batavia, OH 45103, 0.2320 acre, $154,820. Fischer Development Co II, LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, 1348 Millstream Dr, Batavia, OH 45103, 0.2760 acre, $28,000. HSBC Bank USA NA to Melvin & Rhonda Royster, 1506 Thornberry

Rd, Amelia, OH 45102, 0.3380 acre, $120,494. James Walters to Richard & Deborah Merrill, 73 Amelia Olive Branch Rd, Amelia, OH 45102, $65,000. NVR, Inc. to Brandon & Arienne Sandusky, 1422 Glenwood Ct, Amelia, OH 45102, 0.2490 acre, $222,872. NVR, Inc. to Lien Dang, 1424 Woodbury Glen Dr, Amelia, OH 45102, 0.2970 acre, $282,120. Triple 2 Farm Partnership to

Gabbard's Mt. Orab Ford and Williamsburg High School raised $4,090 for sports and band boosters Test-drive fund-raising event generated much-needed money Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford , Williamsburg High School and members of the local community raised $4,090 for Williamsburg High School at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program. For each of the 164 area residents that test-drove a Ford vehicle September 17th, Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford and Ford Motor Company donated $20, with

funds going towards the Sports and Band Boosters. Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Drive One 4 UR School program has generated over $7 million in donations for high schools nationwide. The money raised during the Drive One 4 UR School program has helped ensure that extracurricular actives like sports and music programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts. “I am more than thrilled that so many people from the local community turned out to support Williamsburg High School, and I’ve never been more proud to be a Ford dealer. Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles, while lending our students and community a muchneeded helping hand,” said Gerald Gabbard, President of Gabbard’s Mt. Orab Ford.

Diane Meyer, 591 St. Rt. 222, Bethel, OH 45106, 1.8400 acre, $11,000. GOSHEN Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Jolek, LLC, 6283 Trailor Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, $11,000. Jack Varney to Brian Tregoning, 1379 Fay Rd, Loveland, OH 45140, 1.2850 acre, $110,000. JACKSON Gary & Heather Powell to Jason & Amy Carpenter, 5134 Burdsall Rd, Williamsburg, OH 45176, 0.5480 acre, $4,100. MIAMI NVR, Inc. to Bryan & Jeffica Grissak, 1090 Sophia Dr, Milford, OH 45150, $305,432. NVR, Inc. to Benjamin Courtier & Dawn Westfall, 1090 Sophia Dr, Milford, OH 45150, $239,430. Conrad Meadows, LLC to NVR, Inc., 5619 Wittmer Meadows Dr, Milford, OH 45150, 0.3911 acre, $35,500. Keith & Rochelle Victor to Christopher & Amy Finley, 551 Belle Meade Farm Dr, Loveland, OH 45140, $285,000. Gloria & George Lucas to Lois Kohnhorst, 6256 Hollow Wood Circle, Loveland, OH 45140, 0.7700 acre, $191,000. Gina Worrell to Christopher & Amanda Strong, 1119 Windsail Cove, Loveland, OH 45140, $222,000. Estate of Robert McGuinness to David & Ashley Booze, 5791 Lockwood Commons Dr, Milford, OH 45150, $77,000. Ella Bosse to Gary & Jean Jones, 1492 Greystone Lane, Milford, OH 45150, $360,000. Greycliff Development LLC to NVR, Inc., 5550 Falling Wood Ct., Milford, OH 45150, 0.4700 acre, $43,700. Conrad Meadows, LLC to NVR, Inc., 5614 Wittmer Meadows Dr, Milford, OH 45150, 0.3030 acre, $35,500. William & Amy Kapcar to Mark & Jo Loy, 6007 Scotch Pine Dr, Milford, OH 45150, 0.3670 acre, $273,000. PIERCE William & Iryna Gouhin to Jeffrey Earley, 3059 Jenny Lind Dr, Amelia, OH 45102, 2.7720 acres, $275,000. HSBC Bank (USA) to Joshua Crousey & Jiaying Mo, 3262 Alpine Terrace, New Richmond, OH 45157, 2.4510 acres, $114,900. Thomas Stark to Kyle & Karen

6452 Braewing Ct, Martin, Cincinnati, OH 45245, 0.2930 acre, $275,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Keith & Kimberly Davis, 1425 State Route 749, New Richmond, OH 45157, 5.3040 acres, $175,101. Mark & Mary Beaver, et al to John & Virginia Kaldmo, 1707 W. Concord Rd, Amelia, OH 45102, 1.0200 acre, $40,001. A2 Property Solutions, LLC to Garlet & Martha Davidson, Lyons Rd., Amelia, OH 45102, 5.000 acres, $14,100. TATE Betty Muth, Trustee to David & Patti Stroub, Trustees, Schaller Rd, Bethel, OH 45106, 10.000 acres, $40,000. Scott & Yolanda Asbury to John & Carrie Spiller, Trustees, 3813 Sodom Rd, Hamersville, OH 45130, 24.0620 acres, $150,000. Connie Jo Whitt to AM Investing LLC, 2835 Crane Schoolhouse Rd, Bethel, OH 45106, 1.6200 acre, $25,000. UNION M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Van & Lori Lindsly, 4118 Halifield Cincinnati, OH 45245, Lane, 0.2275 acre, $254,390. SWDC, LLC to NVR, Inc., 954 Shephard Woods Ct, Batavia, OH 45103, 2.3031 acres, $42,500.

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