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Mother’s boyfriend charged in death of child BY BRETT ROLLER Sun staff

The boyfriend of Erin Pappas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Pappa’s 3-year-

old daughter Brooklyn Upton. The charge of child endangerment against Pappas has been dropped, as has an unrelated charge of theft. Upton likely died early Jan. 27. Officials have declined to

discuss the cause of her death pending a full autopsy report from t h e Hamilton C o u n t y C o r o n e r ’s Office, how- Johnson

ever the death has been ruled suspect and charges have been filed. Samuel L. Johnson, 32, of Owensville has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Upton’s death. His case was expected to be heard by the Grand Jury Wednesday, Feb. 23. Johnson was taken into cus-

tody on Friday, Feb. 18. He is currently being held at the Clermont County Jail on a $1 million bond ordered by Municipal Court Judge Ken Zuk. Pappas, 30, was originally charged with child endangerment based on the conditions of her home. The charges were dismissed Feb. 7. She

remains a resident of the Clermont County Jail on a $50,000 bond related to drug charges and an additional $25,000 bond related to charges of illegal use of food stamps. On Feb. 3 Pappas pleaded See Johnson, Page 2

Juvenile Court volunteers take oath Court Appointed Special Advocates are voice of children BY BRETT ROLLER Sun staff

At a small ceremony in the Clermont County Juvenile Court Tuesday, Feb. 15, 12 new volunteers for the county Court Appointed Special Advocates program were sworn in. The new recruits make up a total of 50 volunteers for CASA For Clermont Kids! who serve as guardians ad litem for children who become involved in the court system. “They are the voice for a child who is in an abuse situation and serve as a liaison between child services and the court,” Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler said. The volunteers talk with the children to determine their needs and their situation and provide that information to the court on their behalf. “Child Services finds them to be an invaluable tool,” Wyler said. “It’s someone else watching out for the best interests of the child.” Wyler said before Clermont

County began utilizing the program, and in counties without a CASA program the court appoints attorneys to advocate for the children. She said attorneys fees average $40 per hour outside of the court room and $50 per hour inside the court room. Child Services Director Tim Dick said CASA is a great program that provides necessary assistance to Child Services. “It’s a tremendous help for the children we serve because CASA volunteers are an independent voice for the children,” Dick said. “We are also doing what’s best for the child, but we have to look at the family as a whole.” Dick said CASA volunteers are some of the few people who have open access to his Child Services records. “That access helps them to make a determination when they are evaluating and assessing the situation,” Dick said. See Volunteers, Page 2

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Twelve new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in before Clermont County Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler Tuesday, Feb. 15. CASA volunteers work with children in the court system to determine and vocalize the best interest of each child.

Brown to step down after 20 years with Clermont Senior Services Will complete final housing facility before retiring at the end of 2011 STAFF REPORT Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown has announced he will be retiring at the end of this year. Brown has served as the head of the non-profit organization since July 1991, and is only the second executive director Senior Services has had since its founding in 1969. Initial Executive Director Lois Brown Dale led the organization from Oct. 1969 to July

1991. “It is extraordinary that we have had only two directors during the 40 or so years that the agency has been serving the older citizens of Clermont County,” Senior Services Board of Trustees Chair Tom Rocklin said. “The scope and quality of the services we provide today are a direct result of the exemplary leadership provided by Lois Brown Dale and George Brown, and the phenomenal staff teams they organized.”

A plan for Brown’s successor has been in place for the past two years. Associate Director and COO Cindy Gramke will take the reigns and current CFO Greg Carson will step up to become the Associate Director and CFO. While Brown said he is looking forward to retirement, he still has much to do by Dec. 31. “We are in the midst of a construction project to relocate the adult day services program, and we will break ground for our seventh senior housing facility this spring; plus the Senior Services levy will be on the ballot in

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Historic home zoned for business BY BRETT ROLLER Sun staff

Amelia Village Council approved two ordinances that officially place the historic Morse House up for sale. Council voted unanimously to place the 0.435 acre lot at 40 Oak Street for sale in order to eliminate maintenance costs and property taxes associated with the home. The site is zoned B1 business after council recently approved a zoning change from residential. Councilman

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Tim Rosser said council felt the home would be more attractive to buyers as a business. Currently there is no parking lot on the site, which is across Oak Street from the Classic Federal Credit Union. The house will be advertised for sale for five to seven weeks. Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington said the village will accept sealed bids for the property. The two story brick home originally stood at the location of the CVS Pharmacy near the corner of Oak Street and East Main Street where it was See House, Page 2

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November,” Brown said. “It will be a busy year.” During his tenure with Senior Services Brown has played a vital role in overseeing the construction of the six senior housing facilities in Clermont County that are operated by the agency. Rocklin said the Senior Services board plans to contract with Brown to oversee the completion of a seventh facility, the Dimmitt Woods senior housing facility in Batavia. The facility is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012.

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Continued from page 1 “I’m very glad I will still be involved in 2012 to oversee completion of the Dimmitt Woods project,” Brown said. Rocklin said Brown’s contract will come from the agency’s housing funds and administered by the board of trustees. He emphasized that no levy revenue or operating funds would be used in fulfillment of the contract. E-mail your news items to clermontsun@fuse.net

Continued from page 1 occupied for many years by the Morse family. Increase Morse was a wealthy grocer in the village in the 1860’s. The Amelia Area Historical Society had planned to use the home as a village museum at one time. Council passed an ordi-

nance declaring the property surplus and an ordinance allowing the village to advertise the property for sale at their Tuesday, Feb. 22 meeting. The sale is one of the options the village has considered to cut spending and supplement the general fund.

Johnson: Charged Continued from page 1 not guilty to four counts of trafficking in heroin, one count of possession of heroin, and one count of permitting

drug abuse. She was indicted on five counts of illegal use of food stamps on Feb. 9 and pleaded not guilty to those charges on Feb. 10.

Volunteers: Advocates sworn in Continued from page 1 While the volunteers do not need to be attorneys in order to provide CASA services, most do have a legal background. Wyler said CASA Executive Director Amanda List has partnered with Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Kentucky to offer law students an opportunity to gain necessary experience through volunteer work. CASA volunteers undergo 40 hours of in-depth training which covers every aspect of the court docket. They are taught how to develop a case plan and speak with the children, but Wyler said an

important part of the training focuses on the volunteers themselves. “They are fully trained on the emotional impact that working with these children will have on them,” Wyler said. “A lot of times these are very sad situations.” Wyler presided over the swearing in ceremony, which is the culmination of the volunteers’ training. Each volunteer takes an oath to adhere to strict ethical guidelines and to advocate for the best interest of the child. List thanked the volunteers for their commitment. “I am really excited to have 12 new guardians for kids in Clermont County,” List said. “CASA volunteers do incredible work for chil-

dren and families.” Dick said the increasing number of CASA volunteers reflects well on Clermont County. “It’s a great program and it’s great to see so many members of the community taking an interest in abused and neglected children,” Dick said. “I think it says a lot about our community.” CASA For Clermont Kids! is part of a national non-profit network of CASA organizations. Their annual spring charity benefit will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 8 at Receptions East. The event will feature auctions and a raffle. Tickets are $25 per person, $45 per couple, and $225 per table of 10.

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Grease your hair, roll up your jeans and join in the fun at the annual 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll dance hosted by Clermont Senior Services. Interim HomeStyle Services is the main sponsor and food is provided by Golden Rule Catering. Visit

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The dance is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Mt. Carmel American Legion Hall, Post 72, Wiener Lane. Tickets are $20 per person and include a light meal, snacks and beverages. There are prizes for best dancers and costumes. Dance proceeds help provide services to Clermont County seniors. For tickets or information visit www.clermontseniors.com or call (513) 536-4002.

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Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, the area’s leader in orthopedic and therapy services, announces the Re-Grand Opening of its Eastgate location. The Eastgate offices, which began in 1993 will grow from 4,516 square feet to 18,725 square feet at the renovated facility. “Wellington provides excellent therapeutic and rehabilitative services on site with a comprehensive approach from injury to return to activity. The Eastgate expansion will allow us to serve an even greater number of patients in this area,” stated Brian Colley, Executive Director of Ancillary Programs. The Re-Grand Opening of the Eastgate location will be held on Friday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Wellington’s Eastgate offices are located 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road in the Eastgate Commerce Center. The offices will include a four pod Dr. Clinic as well as expanded multiple physical therapy teams. Eleven Wellington Physicians currently work out of this location. Wellington Physicians serving the Eastgate location include: Brian K. Crellin, D.O., Charles D. Miller, M.D., Denver T. Stanfield, M.D., Edward A. Marcheschi, M.D., Gordon H. Yun, D.P.M.,

James P. Plettner, M.D., John C. Linz, M.D., K. Premanand Nayak, M.D., Matthew M. McLaughlin, M.D., Paul J. Favorito, M.D., and Robert C. Rhoad, M.D. “We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the Eastgate expansion, said Dr. Stanfield, “At Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, our Doctors handle patients with care, always keeping their best interest in mind. Whether it’s a sports injury or everyday joint/muscle pain, Wellington will work with patients through treatment and recovery,” Dr. Stanfield said. Just like many of the seven Wellington offices around town, working with local high school athletes is a priority for Wellington. Wellington has worked with the Athletic Department of Glen Este and Amelia High Schools for 20 years. “Glen Este and Wellington have a long standing relationship. From the Doctors to the Therapists, they provide the greatest care for the studentathletes of Glen Este. Our current Trainer, Ken Rushford is highly respected by the Students, Coaches and Parents of Glen Este High School. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Wellington long into the future,” Glen Este Athletic Director, Dan Simmons said.

Wellington combines its many years of experience with a remarkable breadth of subspecialization. Wellington’s practice includes every aspect of musculoskeletal care. Its 29 physicians consistently provide the highest level of professional service to patients, their families and referring physicians at any of their 7 locations. Wellington physicians received their training from the finest academic institutions and they stay abreast of important global medical breakthroughs through continuing education and research. Because education on every level is vital, Wellington physicians also educate future physicians, lead forums, and deliver lectures all over the world. Wellington physicians believe communication and a strong doctor-patient relationship are essential. Along with other members of the Wellington staff, they ensure that every patient and family receives the most caring, comprehensive, and effective medical care possible. Wellington physicians are also active in the affairs of the Greater Cincinnati Community. Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine has seven neighborhood locations: West Chester, Oxford, Blue Ash, Sardinia, Anderson, Eastgate, West Side.

Intradistrict enrollment forms available The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education believes that students should be permitted to attend the school of their choice within the district. Intradistrict Enrollment

Request Forms will be available upon request in the Principal’s office of each school, the guidance departments and at the Board of Education Office of the West Clermont Local School

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District. Application forms must be completed by the parents and received by the office of the principal of the new school of attendance between 8 a.m. Monday, April 4 and 4 p.m. June 3. For more informatin call (513) 943-5032.

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Members of Girl Scout Troops 41282 and 48377.

Local Girl Scouts to hold cookie drive through Soon you will see girl scouts delivering cookies, selling cookies at stores and in your neighborhoods. However, troop 41282 and troop 48377 will be doing something a little different this year. They will be holding a cookie drive thru. Their cookie drive thru will take place at the empty lot on Plane Street in Bethel, next to Sunco every weekend in March; starting March 5 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This unique

way to sell, will provide customers the luxury of driving up for quick and friendly service to get their favorite varieties of Girl Scout Cookies. This year they are selling the Super 6 cookies, these are the top selling cookies nationwide: Samoas, Thinmints, Tagalongs, Trefoil, Lemon Chalet Cremes, and Do-si-does. They are $3.50 a box, cash and checks will be accepted. As with any cookie booth

sale, those who don’t wish to purchase cookies for their own consumption can still assist Girl Scouts by making a purchase and donating the cookies to the troop’s designated recipient Heroes in Action, a Military Support Outreach program. This program provides care packages full of yummy Girl Scout cookies for soldiers. Remember girl scout cookies are only sold once a year so please come out and support your local girl scouts.

Dermatologist joins office Dermatology Specialists of Greater Cincinnati Inc would like to welcome Dr. Tiffany Pickup to their practice located at 7794 Five Mile Rd, Suite 240 in the Anderson Towne Center. She joins Dr. Nancy Pelc, Dr. Denise Smith and Megan Marshall, Certified Physicians Assistant. Dermatology Specialists of Greater Cincinnati, Inc, formerly Lee J. Vesper, M.D. Inc has been caring for patients in the Anderson area since the early 70’s. Dr. Pickup is a licensed, board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete Dermatology residency at the University of Cincinnati. She was the Chief Resident of Dermatology in her final

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year. She has written articles that have been published in medical journals including Archives of Dermatology and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Pickup’s undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Shealso earned a Masters in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, specialized in pediatrics

where she worked in both Hematology/Oncology and Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital prior to obtaining her medical degree. Dr. Pickup resides in Anderson Township with her husband, Jon Pickup, and their 5-year-old daughter, Madeline, and their eightmonth-old daughter, Emily. Dr. Pickup and Dermatology Specialists are currently accepting new appointments for both adults and children. Dr. Pickup also offers a variety of cosmetic services including: Botox, Fillers, Chemical Peels and Laser Skin Services. Laser Services are offered for conditions such as rosacea, sun and age spots, hair removal and warts. Call the office at (513) 231-1575 to schedule your appointment. We are now on the internet: www.derm-specialists.net.

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The Adult Day Service is located in the old Sardinia Elementary School at 116 College Ave. Our day service provides services to individuals that have Physical & Developmental Disabilities. We gladly take individuals that have Medicaid funded waivers such as the; Level One Waiver, IO Waiver or the Ohio Home Care Waiver. G & D also accepts private pay. Our program gives our individuals a wide variety of options and activities to partake in, including a; Theater Room, Music Room, Computer Room, Library, Art Room, Sensory Room, as well as a newly painted gymnasium. Individuals often visit many of the Tri-State’s attractions, such as; The Cincinnati Zoo, Great American Ball Park, Newport Aquarium, B & B Riverboats, & many more. G & D also hosts’ parties for the individuals throughout the year. Most recently we had a Valentine’s Day Party that included a DJ, dancing & food. G & D’s staff teach individualized skills and goals, such as; money skills, basic reading skills, computer skills and animal care. We are always willing to teach and give individualized assistance where ever it may be needed. We also offer transportation to and from the day service. We are equipped with a handicap accessible wheelchair van, 12 passenger vans as well as a mini-van. The building is also handicap accessible throughout its entirety.

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The sixth annual Greater Cincinnati Harmony Festival wants young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who love to sing and are interested in learning the art of four-part barbershop-style harmony. Learn vocal skills, ear training and overall musicianship that can be applied to all types of music from show tunes to contemporary hits. The 2011 Festival will take place June 22-25 at Northern Kentucky University and include classes and group coaching sessions on vocal production and performance skills by two outstanding high school music educators and accomplished barbershop quartet singers. The festival will conclude with a performance at NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall on Saturday evening, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The event costs $225 and includes classes, coaching sessions, all meals, snacks, overnight lodging on the NKU campus, advance copies of music to be performed, learning tracks, Festival T-shirt and two barbershop shows. Registration is due May 25, and a limited number of scholarships are available. For more details and online registration, visit www.HarmonyFestival.org or write Angie Asher at Angie@HarmonyFestival.org.

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Eastgate Village, located at 775 Old 74 will be having a bake sale from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. March 9 and 11. For more information call (513) 943-7902. ❑❑❑

Geni’s Styling Salon, NRHS Youth Basketball Camp, Front St. Café, plus handmade cornhole set and art pieces by NRHS students. There will also be refreshments, Chinese Raffle and Split the Pot raffle.

The Monroe Grange will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday March 4 and will make pillow cases for the Kon-Kerr project. This project is for the children who are receiving treatment for cancer, and when they return to their hospital room from treatment, there is a bright, children's print, pillow case on their pillow. When they go home they can take it home with them. This is just one of the projects the Grange does. They collect pop tabs, to be sold and the money given to the school for the deaf for things they need. Also the Campbell's labels, and cereal box tops. They also collect used eyeglasses which are catalogued and along with volunteer optometrists, to third world countries to be fitted for people who need glasses. The Grange is a family- agriculture oriented organization, anyone who thinks they would like to join and help with the many community services we do, may come and visit our gathering. The Grange hall is at 2644 St. Rt. 222 in Nicholsville, Ohio.

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet on at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, March 1 at the First Presbyterian Church. Hostesses for the evening are Gwen Smith and Sandy Briegel. A representative from the Clermont County OSU Horticulture Extension Office will present the program “What's New in Horticulture.” The specimen is to be a crocus. Members are to bring a container to swap. New members are welcome. For more information call (513) 625-2602 or visit the web site www.williamsburg-gardenclub.org.

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The Class of 2013 will be hosting the 8th Annual Alumni Basketball Game at Goshen High School on Friday, March 18. Games will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be concession, raffles, and split the pot. We are looking for girls players/coaches, boys players/coaches, pep band members, and cheerleaders. If you are interested in playing or helping out please contact Beth Perrmann (perrmannb@goshenlocalschools.org) or Heather Edwards (edwardsh@goshenlocalschools.org) at (513) 7222227.

❑❑❑ The Batavia Homemakers will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 9 at Faith United Methodist Church and will travel to Milford for a tour of “The Promont House.” Lunch will follow at a local restaurant in Milford. For more information call (513) 732-0656. ❑❑❑

Withamsville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Bid & Win features products from Avon, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Scentsy Candles, 31 gifts, Tupperware, Joyful Creations, Usborne books, Stephanie Sweets 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. ❑❑❑ 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. ❑❑❑

❑❑❑ 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 covers 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 County Charity Club hosts a Bid & Win Auction (aka Quarter Auction) from 7 - 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month at the W-T Ball Fields Community Building, 937 Ohio Pike in Withamsville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Bid & Win features products from Avon, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Scentsy Candles, 31 gifts, Tupperware, Joyful Creations, Usborne books, Stephanie Sweets 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. ❑❑❑ A Quarter Auction will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday March 3, at New Richmond High School Cafeteria. Preview at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the After Prom event. Win prizes from local restaurants, Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Celebrating Home, Scentsy, and Pampered Chef, Fashion Design Handbags, Ozone Zipline Adventures, Vineyard Golf Course, Coney Island, B&B Riverboats Cincinnati Reds,

❑❑❑ The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 in room 105, McDonough Hall, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. Rick Rabe of the TriState Warbird Museum will present a presentation on the museum. The museum was formed to preserve the aircraft of World WWll, educate the public about our nations role in the war, and honor the veterans who fought in the war. The museum collection now consists of eight WWll airplanes. The new Historic Clermont book will be available for purchase. The meeting is free and open to the public. ❑❑❑ The 116th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner will be held Saturday, June 4 at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 South Fifth Street Williamsburg, Ohio. Deadline to make reservations is Wednesday, May 25. All reservations must be made in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information contact Charlene Speeg at: speeg_c@burgschools.org or by phone at (513) 724-5544 or visit the WHS web site at http://www.burgschools.org to download a registration form. ❑❑❑ The Clermont County Charity Club hosts a Bid & Win Auction (aka Quarter Auction) from 7 - 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month at the Community Building, 937 Ohio Pike in

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.

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❑❑❑ 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.

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The Clermont County Agricultural Society is proud to once again announce a contest to design the cover of the 2011 Fair Book. The theme for this year’s fair book is “The Clermont County Fair—We Have a Good Thing Growing.” Over 35,000 copies of the fair book displaying the winning design will be printed and distributed throughout the county. The winner will be awarded $50.00, have their name and picture in the fair book and newspaper announcements, and will receive the first printed copy. Rules for the contest are as follows: • Design must be on 8 ½ x 11 in. white paper. Design can be hand drawn, include photography, or be computer generated. • The theme is to be incorporated into the drawing. • The following information should be included in the cover design: • 162th Annual Clermont Co. Fair • Fair dates: Sunday through Saturday - July 24-30, 2011 • Location: Owensville, Ohio • Website: www.clermontcountyfair.org • Hours: 8 am – midnight each day • Fairgrounds phone number: 732-0522 • Cost of admission: $10 (includes most rides, grandstand, entertainment, shows, exhibits, and parking). Weekly passes available • Write your name, address, and phone number on the back of the drawing or include it with the design. • Any amateur artist who lives in Clermont County is eligible to enter. (No professional artists, please.) • The winning design becomes the property of the Clermont County Fair Board who reserves the right to use said design in additional publications and make any necessary alterations. • Entries must be submitted no later than Thursday, March 31, 2011. Send entries to: CCAS Fair Book Design, % Bea Faul, 5509 Betty Lane, Milford, OH 45150. Please phone 513-831-6089 if you have any questions. The winner will be selected on the basis of the drawing and/or design. Each entry will be numbered and the judges will not know who submitted the drawing until after the decision has been made. The judges’ decision is final. The winner will be notified by April 15th. The judges reserve the right to reject all entries.

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Meals-on-Wheels is both convenient and nutritious for seniors Gene, 73, lives alone, is a diabetic and has several health issues. He receives meals-onwheels, along with homemaking from Clermont Senior Services. Gene says he is very happy with the services, especially the meals. Instead of delivering chilled meals every day, a driver delivers Gene’s weekly frozen meals once a week on Monday. “It’s convenient,” Gene says. “If I want something to eat, I can go and get a frozen meal Gene Metz out of the refrigerator, put it in the microwave and I’m set.” Gene has no complaints; in fact, he thinks the food is pretty good. “It’s a good deal I get everything - the bread, fruit, vegetables and meat.” Gene also enjoys talking to the gentleman who delivers his meals. For information on the Meals-on-Wheels program, please call 536-4098.

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Campaign says more in-home care can save Ohio millions

As Governor Kasich and legislators begin the state budget process, Ohio’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging have launched a campaign to show they have solutions for the estimated $8 billion deficit. Called Fair Care Ohio, the campaign urges people to visit www.faircareohio.org to send a message to their state legislators and the governor asking that Ohio spend less on nursing homes and more on inhome care. “Ohio can save an estimated $500 million over the next two-year budget period by balancing its long-term care spending 50-50 between nursing homes and in-home care,” said Larke Recchie, director of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “Now we’re at 58 percent for nursing homes and 42 percent for in-home and community-based alternatives. That’s much better than it used to be, but Ohio’s seniors and taxpayers deserve a better deal.” For more than 20 years Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging have administered Medicaid programs that help frail older adults remain in their homes and communities, including PASSPORT, the state’s inhome care alternative, and the Assisted Living Waiver – saving the state millions of dollars by deferring unnecessary nursing home stays. Through the programs in state fiscal year 2011, approximately 45,000 Ohioans will receive services such as Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, and help with housekeeping and

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bathing. Without the inhome help, they would go to nursing homes where the cost to taxpayers is three times as much. For years, the system has been so unbalanced that the most expensive long-term care option (nursing homes) has become the default. The way Ohio prioritizes longterm care dollars to nursing homes limits people's opportunity to live independently, and deprives them of the dignity of making their own choices. “We launched Fair Care Ohio because we need to bring our message to a wider audience and make sure our legislators hear from their constituents,” said Suzanne Burke, CEO of Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. “Yes, this is about seniors. Ohio limits their opportunity to be independent in their homes and that’s wrong. But, it’s also a message for taxpayers that most don’t understand. Ohio spends more per person for longterm care than most other states and a big reason for that is our long-standing bias toward nursing homes. continued on page 2

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Officers of the Clermont County Sheriff’s office have once again displayed their commitment to youth in our community, this time by meeting them on the basketball court. The big game was played at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County’s New Richmond Club Jan. 27, complete with a halftime performance by the New Richmond Dance Team. Friends and families of all players enthusiastically cheered for both teams and there was plenty of goodwill to compliment the friendly competition. The kids’ team won the game, 85 to 68 and no doubt they will all be walking a little taller for a while. But the real value of this game goes far beyond what is illustrated by the final score. Sheriff A. J. “Tim” Rodenberg joined the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club in 2010 and the competition was his idea. “It is very important for law enforcement to be engaged with their community in ways other than crime-related operations. Activities such as this allow us to interact with youth in a positive, meaningful way,” Rodenberg said. This is not the first time Sheriff Rodenberg’s officers have stepped up to enrich the lives of kids in the communities they serve. They have taken groups of Boys & Girls Club members to the County Fair, they have taken kids Christmas shopping, and they have conducted the outstanding Junior Police Academy program for the past seven years – all at no charge to the children served. When young people are supported by members of the community in this way, they come to understand that they are valued. And when kids know that they are valued, their self-esteem skyrockets. Under the supervision of “Coach” JR Ratliff, members of the Boys & Girls Club of the New Richmond Area basket ball club have been work-

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Ohio’s long-term care system is not fair to seniors or taxpayers

Picture yourself at age 85. Where are you? Is it a nursing home? Probably not. More likely, you see yourself staying in your home as you age, even if your health declines and you need help. That’s what most people want. In Ohio, unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity. That’s because Ohio directs most of its funding for longterm care to nursing facilities

and limits services that help seniors stay in their own homes. I’m talking about basic services such as Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, and help with housekeeping or bathing. This is not just a matter of having compassion for seniors. It’s also about your tax dollars. Taxpayers pay for Medicaid and Medicaid pays for much of our long-term care. As an Ohio

taxpayer, you’re paying for a system in which the most expensive care setting – nursing homes - has become the “default.” Gov. Kasich and Ohio lawmakers are beginning the budget process for 2012-13 with an estimated $8 billion deficit. With that in mind, Ohio’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging have launched Fair Care Ohio, a statewide advocacy

campaign to make Ohio’s longterm care system more fair to the elderly and the taxpayers. Many Ohio legislators strongly support in-home care. They visit seniors in their homes and see the value of the programs first-hand. But they need to hear from constituents. I urge you to visit www.faircareohio.org where you can take action to make things better.

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its present form. One solution is clear: expand access to in-home and community-based care. Let more people know about this option. Make it the norm. If someone needs nursing home care temporarily, move them back home as quickly as possible. Correcting the balance between in-home and nursing home care could save Ohio an estimated $500 million over the next twp-year budget period. That sounds like a fair deal. For more information about in-home and community services for older adults, contact Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio at 513-721-1025 or www.help4seniors.org

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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 2BR APARTMENTS w/attached garage in a 1-story tri-plex w/an equipped kitchen & laundry room, ample closet space, patio & a yard. No steps, private street. Darling apartments. Utilities not included. Small pets allowed. Located at the Sandstone Estates, a mature-living community in Mt. Orab. 513-625-4522. BATAVIA: 2BR, $515/MO., $150 deposit, quiet family friendly, new carpet, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laundry, balcony. Off-street parking. 513-561-4014. EASTGATE - 1 & 2br, $99.00 Deposit. Pool, heat, water, small pets in selected apartments, 513-528-1540/ 513-314-9230 dawnmanagement.com EXCEPTIONAL WINTER SPECIAL Efficiency & 1 bedroom Nice Quiet Area Lots of Storage Energy Efficient Don’t Miss This Deal $$$ 513-724-3951 FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or 513-616-3504. LARGE 1BR apartment in the Village of Batavia, all utilities paid, non-smoking, $560/mo. 513-732-3960 or 513-732-9159. MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouse Starts at $565.00 With discount. Visit our website: briarcreekproperties.com

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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

MILFORD, NEAR 275, now leasing spacious 2br apartments & town homes. Ask about specials. 513-576-9232. NEW RICHMOND in village, nice 1br apart. On 1st floor, no steps, $375/mo. plus deposit. You pay your own gas & electric, no pets. 513-255-4728 or 513-734-3974.

OWENSVILLE 1, 2 & 3br apartments Family, elderly, handicap & others Applications accepted at: Clermont Villa LTD 371 W. Main St. Owensville, OH 513-732-3855 TTD TTY 1-800-750-0750 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider Employer

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 5 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

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. MILFORD, OHIO 2004 Fairmont Mobile Home for Sale 2br, 2ba, washer/dryer, a/c, very clean, like new. 55 or older

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THOMASTON MEADOWS Section 8 Senior Housing in Amelia, Ohio 45102. Accepting applications for waiting list for 1br wheel-chair accessible unit. All units are 1br w/shower only. Community Room Laundry Facility Call 513-752-1588 for more information or stop in at: 1460 Thomaston Dr. Amelia, OH. Equal Housing Opportunity

VILLAGE OF Batavia, 1br 1st floor, carpet, AC, water paid, extra inside storage, $450 plus deposit. 513-732-2629.

WILLIAMSBURG: Large 1 & 2br apartment available w/laundry facilities, off street parking. No pets! Call for more information. 513-474-1367.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR, 2BA, kitchen w/appliances, washer/dryer hookup. Attached garage, nice yard, county water, $735/mo. + utilities, 12/mo. lease, no pets, security deposit required. Near SR 32 East of Sardinia. Phone 937-446-2917.

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)

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES 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.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS 506 - CLEANING SPACE FOR RENT RESIDENTIAL FOR RENT: Office or CLEANING or just Retail space on US 68, needing some spring Mt. Orab village, nice cleaning, great rates, and better references. off-street parking, terrific even Call for a quote, or for visibility, $550/mo. Call more information. 513-255-4342. 513-724-7394. UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

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600 - FURNITURE 1-2-PC. PILLOWTOP mattress & box. New in plastic. $125.00. Can deliver. Call Dan 513-967-4687.

611 - WANTED TO BUY CASH PAID TODAY Looking for furniture - antiques - gold silver - tools - game systems - sports - records coins - more! “Almost Anything” 937-378-1819 513-348-5870 I AM looking for junk, wrecked or unwanted cars, trucks, vans, etc. Cash paid for all & tow is free. Fast pick up!! 513-658-8922.

804 - AUTOS WANTED BIG JIM’S JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

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 1995 BLAZER SL, 4x4, V6, 4dr., 114K, good tires, runs good, auto, AC, $3000 OBO. 1999 Camaro SS, 5.7, convertible, wide track, ram air, AC, auto, monsoon stereo, 6CD player, garage kept, 27,500/miles, $14,000 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

INDIAN ARTIFACTS, old indian beadwork, Navajo rugs, antique knives, swords, old guns and estates. One call, buys it all 937-695-0755 evenings.

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES ENGLISH & FRENCH Bulldogs, AKC, microchipped, shots up to date. 1yr. guarantee. m-rbulldogs.tripod.com $1200-$2200. 513-625-1229

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.

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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.

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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.

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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Property Transfers From the office of Linda L. Fraley, Clermont County Auditor, for the week ending January 21, 2011. BATAVIA Fischer Attached Homes II, LLC to Blaine & Linda Chetwood, 4576 Julep Way, Batavia, OH 45103, $116,004. NVR, Inc. to Thomas Schaefer & Brittani McCormick, 4576 Vista Meadows Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.3250 acre, $162,590. Janice Rolph, Trustee to Phillip & Kimberly Collingsworth, 48 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, OH 45102, $60,000. William & Patricia Harkleroad to Jeffrey & Jonie Anderson, 1783 Clough Pike, Batavia, OH 45103, 2.9900 acres, $230,500. GOSHEN George & Margaret Cornwell to Robert Greve, Sr., 6672 Bray Rd., Goshen, OH 45122, 1.000 acre, $140,000. Jesse Hornsby to Denny Hornsby, Woodville Pike, Goshen, OH 45122, 2.000 acres, $7,000. MIAMI Greycliff Development, LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, 1088 Sophia Dr., $55,000. Thomas Jetter to James & Danielle Short, 1385 Ridgecrest Dr., Milford, OH 45150, $131,000. Goldene Livingston, Trustee to George Heiob, 6211 Watchcreek Way #203, Milford, OH 45150, $102,500. Deerfield Pointe, LLC to Dixon Builders II, LLC, Lot 32 Deerfield Pointe Sub., 0.7580 acre, $15,000. Randall & Lori Wells to Michelle & Kevin Sorg, 928 Duntreath Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, $227,700. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Charles Lindsay, 1206 Linda Lane, Milford, OH 45150, $68,000. Charles & Cynthia Walter to Jason & Peggy Reiling, 6618 Stableford Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, 1.3030 acre, $460,000. Daniel & Michelle Lewis to Terry & Robin Perkins, 5431 Dry Run Rd., Milford, OH 45150, 11.4100 acres, $298,000. Rangarajan Srinivasan, et al to Thomas Wilmanns, 849 Travis Court, Loveland, OH 45140, $222,500. David & Michele Sweeney to Michael Kramer, 824 Miami Ridge Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, $326,000. Caroline Moersdorf to Jodi Rudd, 5620 Brooks Holding Unit 66, Milford, OH 45150, $90,000. Paul & Sharon Vraciu to Sarah Tucker, 6305 Councilridge Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.5300 acre, $203,000. MONROE Dennis & Frances Lawson to Denise Goldrich, 2835 St.Rt. 222, New Richmond, OH 45157, 2.2300 acres, $45,000. Morequity, Inc. to Stuart Borders, 2230 Main St., Bethel, OH 45106, 0.2010 acre, $17,500. PIERCE First Horizon Home Loans, et al to Angela Taylor & Leroy Huemmer, 3716 Par Fore Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45245, $50,000. Cari & David Dawson to Carol Cox, 537 Davis Rd. #3, Cincinnati, OH 45255, $58,800. APK Investors, LLC to KMW Realty LLC, 82 Stillmeadow Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245, $610,000. Kondaur Capital Corp. to Linda Lehane, 3399 State Route 132, Amelia, OH 45102, $59,000. John Lusk, Jr. to William & Martha Glenn, 1203 Mystic Woods Dr., New Richmond, OH 45157, 2.3880 acres, $400,000. TATE Idar & Naomi Hoydal to John & Priscilla Bush, 3518 St. Rt. 125, Bethel, OH 45106, 21.6120 acres, $265,000. UNION Cassie Rains to Harry & Carol Fermann, et al, 4445 Mt. CarmelTobasco Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45244, 0.3600 acre, $95,000. M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Doug Morgan, 4127 Beamer Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45245, 0.2822 acre, $249,037. David Drake to Tina West, 4790 Jackson Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45245, $112,000. Jerzy Szymkowiak, Jr. to Mae & Carl Shrader, 4158 South Gensen Loop, Cincinnati, OH 45245, 1.0860 acre, $140,000. Alfred Nippert, Jr. to John & JoAnn McClusky, 787 Fairway Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245, $71,500. Barbara DiPuccio to Bruce Stambaugh, 3845 Vineyard Green Dr., Unit 12D, Cincinnati, OH 45255, $208,000. Dixie Munn to Wanda Rohs, 3883 Crescent Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245, $64,000. First Horizon Home Loans to Thressa Smith, 4074 McLean Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45255, $70,900. WILLIAMSBURG Joshua & Laura Ratcliff to Tonya & George Stake, 16147 Colonial Dr., Williamsburg, OH 45176, 1.5700 acre, $12,800. BETHEL VILLAGE Pamela Ramey to US Bank National Assoc., 480 South Main st., Bethel, OH 45106, 0.2680 acre, $46,667. LOVELAND CITY Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Emma Friemoth, 413 E. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.1840 acre, $66,900. MILFORD CITY James Kirkpatrick, Jr. to Jeff & Janet Henderson, 12 High Street, Milford, OH 45150, 0.1520 acre, $115,000. Mark Deem to Richard Block, 204 Locust St., Milford, OH 45150, 0.0380 acre, $32,500.

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Some of this week’s headlines Students promote ethics in Rotary Club contest Batavia, Clermont NE students advance to district competition

Police search for I-275 rock throwers Ohio State Highway Patrol uses planes to protect traffic

Former Bethel resident receives life Will be eligible for parole in 19 years

SPorTS Clermont County sending 41 matmen to district tournaments CNE senior boys lead Rockets to final home cage win On Newsstands now through Tuesday, March 1.

Your hometown newspaper The source for local news that your neighbor gets sent directly to his home is also available throughout Clermont County. Single copies of The Clermont Sun are available Thursday mornings at these locations: Afton Boar’s Head Amelia Kroger (2 Stores) H&M Deli Lindale Grocery Batavia Clermont Inn box UDF - Main St. UDF - Bauer Rd. Marathon - Main St. Marathon - Bauer Rd. Riverside Cafe Clermont Mercy Hospital Post Office box Bethel IGA box Kate’s Carry Out Sam’s Food Mart Bethel B.P. Sunoco Eastgate/Summerside Earl’s Market (Old 74) Ameristop (Old 74) Eastgate Village Marathon (Old 74) Thorton’s Exxon Felicity Felicity IGA Goshen Kroger BP Station Holtman Bakery

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