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Turner shares stories at Felicity library Former Negro League player speaks for Black History Month
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BY KRISTIN BEDNARSKI Sun staff
Children and parents in Felicity got a chance to hear stories from American Negro League baseball player Thomas Turner Feb. 6 as part of Black History Month at the Felicity branch of the Clermont County Library. Turner shared stories of his childhood, playing baseball in Mexico, playing for the American Negro League and growing up during the civil rights movement. And all the while, the 96-year-old had children listening, interacting and laughing. “He is fun to be around,” Kelsey Neal, 11, said. “And it feels like you're his best friend.” Neal said Turner's stories were interesting and she never knew so many teams wanted him to come play baseball. Turner, who was born in Tennessee and then moved to Ohio, played both football and baseball growing up. In 1940 he was drafted into the United States Army, and while he was not involved in overseas military action, he was involved in organizing sports and recreation and played first
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Thomas Turner, former American Negro League baseball player shared stories with children at the Felicity branch of the Clermont County Library Feb. 6 as part of Black History Month. From left are Turner, Kiara Proffitt, Logan Harless, Kelsey Neal and Nichole Mounce.
base for the Special Command Unit team. After playing for the team across the southwest and in northern Mexico, other teams began to inquire about Turner and his skills. “My mom said teams in Mexico have been calling up and they want you to play,” Turner said.
Turner decided to move to Mexico to play for the Hermosillo, Sonora team. He shared his stories about living in Mexico and laughed about what he learned there. “They were determined to teach me to speak Spanish,” Turner said. “And if I wouldn't have learned to learned to speak Spanish I
would have starved to death.” Turner spoke about the money he made playing on the team, and also about the civil rights movement, which was going on throughout his time as a baseball player. He left Mexico to play for the Chicago American Giants in the American
Negro League in 1947. He played first base in the league and also pitched. “I wouldn't have quit unless something tragic happened,” Turner said. “And something tragic happened – the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson.” And while it was a mileSee Turner, Page 3
There are two Republican candidates on the March 6 ballot for Clerk of Common Pleas Court. The first is business owner and technology advocate David Uible and the second is life-long resident, Wiedenbein and longtime clerk, Barb Wiedenbein. David Uible has lived in Clermont County 18 years. He received Uible an executive management degree from the University of Cincinnati and a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University. For the past 23 years, Uible said, he has been working to acquire and rebuild manufacturing companies in the area. “My background is engiSee Race, Page 3
Text message Progress continues at Jungle Jim’s going threat at school Structures up outside and leads to charges inside new store BY KRISTIN BEDNARSKI
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Construction workers with H and H Structural Contracting lifted and secured the last monorail car into place on top of the railway connected to the Jungle Jim's sign in Eastgate Feb. 2. The monorail cars, which came from Kings Island, now look like they came out of the jungle, with colorful paint and shadows of animals seated inside. The monorail track reads “American Steel Workers,” and was created in honor of “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio's father, who worked in the industry. Phill Adams, director of development at Jungle Jim's International Market in Eastgate said progress on the outside of the store has been slow at times because of the many days of rain this year. But with clear, sunny skies, the day couldn't have been better for working on the monorail and several passersby even stopped to watch the progress. Adams said they get
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Workers with H and H Structural Contracting prepare to lift the final monorail onto the track at Jungle Jim's in Eastgate Feb. 2. From left are Mike Vaccariello and Bob Allgood.
people who stop by nearly every day and some even travel from other areas to check out the new location. He said reality is beginning to set in that the store will actually open in the coming months. The progress on the inside of the store is also steady. Walls and dividers
are going up to separate sections of the store and crews are working to put final touches on renovating the former biggs to accommodate the gigantic market. The store is getting closer to completion each day, and while Adams has always said they aren't
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Two students received threatening text messages from an anonymous sender at Amelia High School Feb. 2, which led to the arrest of a 16-year-old male student. According a press release from Superintendent Dr. Gary Brooks, the two students received the text messages at approximately 10 a.m. during school. The students contacted Amelia High School Principle Keith Hickman and Student Resource Officer Ryan Patton. Officer Patton immediately alerted the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department. “We are attempting to trace the text messages with the objective of identifying the sender,” Sheriff Tim Rodenberg wrote in a press release later that morning. “No evidence has been discovered nor has there been anyone or any-
thing found that verifies or supports the content of the text messages.” At approximately 1:30 p.m. Sheriff Rodenberg sent out an update that said a 16-year-old male suspect was identified, is in custody and charges were filed at Clermont County Juvenile Court. “The Clermont County Sheriff’s Department has dramatically increased their presence on the Amelia High School campus as a precautionary measure, due to the electronic threat to ensure the safety of our students,” Superintendent Brooks said. He said students were dismissed at the usual time Feb. 2 and officers will remain on campus as the investigation continues. “Administration is working closely with the sheriff’s office to proactively resolve the issue,” Superintendent Brooks said.
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working on a specific deadline, he said they expect the grand opening will be sometime this summer. “It took us 30 years to do the other one,” Adams said previously about the original Fairfield market. “Here we are opening a monster store at one time.”
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Overlooked wildlife will be the focus of the 2012 Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference, which is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at the Aladdin Shrine Center in Columbus. The conference, titled “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife and is open to the public. “We hope many people are able to attend this conference to learn more about the interesting wildlife we
have in Ohio,” said Director Jim Zehringer, director of ODNR. The Wildlife Diversity Conference has steadily grown in popularity. The first conference, held in 1985, drew 40 people. Last year, 975 people attended the day-long gathering. The keynote speaker this year, Cindy Hale of the University of Minnesota, will discuss earthworms and their impact to the environment in her presentation, “Dances with Worms: The Great Lakes Worm
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Texas and Florida before she moved back home. Before becoming clerk, Wiedenbein owned a travel agency, which she later sold to one of her employees, and also helped with her husband's business, Wiedenbein Auto Parts. In addition, Wiedenbein is involved with the Republican Party, is a Clermont County Senior Services board member, past member of the Clermont County Library Board, is involved with the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau and more. She said she has enjoyed her time as clerk and is running again to continue what she has done the past several years. “The office is running extremely well,” Wiedenbein said. “It’s a solid foundation and I am not ready to retire. I enjoy what I do.” Wiedenbein said she enjoys all facets of the job. She enjoys getting to know people at the office, working in the courtroom and interacting with attorneys. “The law to me is just very interesting,” she said. “It is something different every day.” Since she was first elected as Clerk of Courts in 2005, Wiedenbein said, she has contributed to making the court system a better place by working with employees and budgeting money. “The employees know what I expect, and in turn I know what they expect of me,” Wiedenbein said. “I have never come across any major problems in this office.” She said her goal is to keep everything running smoothly by communicating with employees, and also making sure they gain
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Race: Two vie for clerk of courts Continued from page 1 neering, technology and finance,” Uible said about his experience. “I spend time managing work teams and I think I am well qualified to run the office.” In addition to his work, Uible owns and operates a buffalo farm in New Richmond, serves as treasurer of the Clermont County Republican central and executive committees, is involved with the Southern Ohio Agriculture and Community Development Fund and more. Uible said he decided to run for office to challenge the long-time clerk Barbara Wiedenbein, and if elected he said he has several goals he would like to accomplish. “I am tired of the county accepting who we get in office, and I decided to challenge her,” Uible said. Uible said one of his primary goals, if elected, would be to automate court records and information for public access. “I think that is the biggest and primary thing that can be done,” Uible said. “Today, if an attorney in Hamilton County needs to defend someone in Clermont County, they have to send someone out here.” Uible said he would work to ensure the records are safely and securely accessible online so residents and attorneys can have access from home or work. Uible said he would also work to improve and manage the daily activities at the court to help things run more efficiently. Incumbent clerk Barb Wiedenbein moved to Clermont County when she was 9-years-old. She graduated from Milford High School and spent time living in
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experience at different jobs in the office, she works to accomplish this on a daily basis. Wiedenbein said since she was elected she has worked to save money within the court system and has been able to contribute surplus money back into the general fund. She helped develop the “One Stop,” in Batavia, an office to help improve the convenience and service to customers, and also had ATM machines installed at the Batavia and Milford “One Stops.” When it comes to the future of the court system, Wiedenbein said she is planning to automate records, and has been working on this plan for several years. “My chief deputy and I have already looked into the term “e-filing,” essentially going paperless,” Wiedenbein said. “It’s great, there is no doubt about it. Right now the county doesn’t have the money to do that.” She said to automate records right now it would cost around $800,000. She said she is committed to automating records and will research the process more, but only when the funds are available. “We are working on things so attorneys can pull (information) up themselves,” she said about where they are in the process. Until then, she said she will continue to keep things running smoothly in the court system in terms of budget, daily jobs and more. “That’s what I was elected for,” Wiedenbein said. “To streamline the office and make progress.”
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finished with sports. He went on to help organize softball teams, and to this day he is still involved with coaching young children. “I coached 46 years,” Turner said. “And we had a good time, a real good time.” Turner has done many things in his life, and continues to support and interact with his community as often as possible. “Any sports going on he's going to be there,” Jim Hol-
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land, of Felicity, a friend of Turner, said. “He does more for kids than anyone and the man never stops.” Lucinda Chandler, Felicity branch manager of the Clermont County Library, said she met turner a couple of years ago. She said she realized how much Turner had experienced, so many historical events in his life including war, civil rights and segregated baseball. She said she will be bringing Turner back to tell stories for as long as he is able. “For me, kids have to be exposed to living history and that's the reason I brought him in,” Chandler said. “I think it is important for kids to be aware of how segregation was and how things are now.”
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Does the mild winter weather have you already thinking about spring gardening? March is just around the corner, and now’s the time to be thinking about taking your home landscape to the next level. If you need some inspiration, perhaps you’d enjoy a day at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show. It makes a perfect day trip to cure the winter blahs! Readers of this column can e-mail us for free tickets to the show. We have a limited number so don’t wait. Spanning two weekends, the show features more than 450 exhibits, offering a plethora of gardening, landscaping, home improvement and home interior “experts” all in one place. It’s packed with special events and attractions for all ages, including internationally known celebrities and daily cooking, gardening, home décor and home improvement presentations on two stages. You can shop for every imaginable tool, accessory and service for any home improvement or landscape project. It’s the 11 stunning full-size gardens that make the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show such a much-anticipated first glimpse of spring. Beginning last May, Columbus Landscape Association (CLA) members who create the gardens invested 2,000 hours of planning and design time to complete the garden designs by October. By November, they know the specific plants they plan to use. Early planning is critical for ordering, growing and forcing the perfect plant materials. Behind all that beauty, the displays demand tons of mulch, rock, plants and more, not to mention a mindboggling number of man hours, in order to create the gorgeous Garden
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Showcase. Flowering shrubs such as rhododendrons and azaleas must be planted in December. Large structures such as buildings, walls, bridges and ponds are pre-constructed, and then assembled on location. More than a dozen mammoth tractor-trailers haul in 5,500 bags of mulch, 7,000 plants, and tons of rock, stone and soil make the gardens bloom. We all know how much fun it is to see gardens in full bloom indoors at this time of year. Beyond breathtaking gardens, many attendees flock to the pros in the Home Improvement Expo, where you can shop for everything from a new roof, doors or windows to an extreme basement makeover. The main entertainment stage in the center of the Bricker Building will be surrounded by six showcase kitchens, featuring many local chefs demonstrating their unique culinary skills and offering bite-sized samples to the show audience.
The 2012 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show, presented by AEP Ohio, begins Saturday, Feb. 25, and runs through Sunday, March 4, at the Ohio Expo Center. For 2012, show hours are: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Tuesday-Friday, noon to 9 p.m., CLOSED MONDAY, February 27th. Tickets are $12 at the door for adults. Special pricing includes $10 admission after 5 every day. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Complete show information is available at www.dispatchevents.com. Parking is $5. Boehme is the owner of GoodSeed Farm Country Nursery & Landscape, located on Old State Route 32 three miles west of Peebles. To e-mail your landscaping questions or subscribe to this column online click “Contact Us” from their website at www.goodseedfarm.com or call (937) 5877021.
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You’re probably accustomed to measuring the progress of your investments, and the overall condition of the investment world, by checking on indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. And since these types of benchmarks focus almost exclusively on American companies, you might get the idea that the best investments are located right here in the United States. But that impression would be false — because there are, literally, a world of investment opportunities beyond the U.S. borders. In fact, as of the end of 2010, U.S. stock markets constituted less than a third of the total global stock market value, according to the World Bank. And you can probably just look around at the products you use in your daily life to identify many successful foreign companies. Why invest a portion of your portfolio internationally? Here are a couple of reasons to consider: • Growth potential — The United States is a mature, highly developed economy. That doesn’t mean, of course, that we have no “upside” here. However, you can also find considerable growth potential in emerging markets — countries such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico
that are characterized by younger, less mature economies. • Diversification — The world’s financial markets are somewhat dependent on one another, but that doesn’t mean they constantly move in unison. In any given year, the U.S. markets may be down, but international markets might be doing better. Consequently, if during that year, you had invested only in U.S. companies, your portfolio may have taken a hit. It’s important to diversify your portfolio by investing in many different vehicles, but you can also boost your diversification through geography. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) While international investing can be beneficial, it does not come without risks. For one thing, when you invest overseas, you may encounter political instability, which could threaten the financial markets of a country or region. Conversely, financial problems, such as the European debt crisis, can result in loss of confidence in individual governments. Also, you might experience currency risk, which means that changes in the value of the U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies could harm the value of
your investments. And in any given year, any market, foreign or domestic, may be down. Ultimately, you should probably limit your exposure to international investments to no more than 20 percent to 25 percent of your overall portfolio, with the exact amount, if any, depending on your situation — your goals, risk tolerance, time horizon, financial situation and other factors. You may also want add an international flavor to your portfolio by investing in quality U.S. companies that do a considerable amount of business abroad. In any case, given the more complex nature of international investing, you’ll want to consult with a financial professional before writing a check. Still, consider the international investment world. With a little exploring, you may discover some good possibilities out there. Article submitted by S. Christian Wilks, an Investment Representative with Edward Jones, Milford.
Events The Men’s Club of St. Peter Catholic Church in New Richmond is sponsoring a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent, beginning Friday, Feb. 24 through Friday March 30, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Choice of deep fried cod, French fries or macaroni & cheese, and cole slaw; baked cod with toss salad and baked potato. Also grilled cheese. Eat in or carry out. Homemade dessert and drink included with price of meal. The church is located at 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road in New Richmond. Proceeds to benefit parish projects. ❑❑❑ The community is invited to a free meal at the Kitchen of Faith located at Faith United Methodist Church, 180 North Fifth St. in Batavia from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 18. This is an outreach mission of the church for anyone in need of a good hot meal or those who desire to share a meal in the company of other people. For more information call (513) 732-2027 ❑❑❑
❑❑❑ 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) 3716054. ❑❑❑
The Wayne Township Board of Trustees has announced that the board meetings will be moved from Mondays to the first Thursday of each month and the second trustee monthly meeting will be held on the third Thursday of odd numbered months at 7 p.m. at the township office, located at 6320 state Route 133.
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The fourth annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Contest will feature blackcapped and Carolina chickadees, which are common in Ohio and frequent backyard feeders. The two species look nearly identical, but blackcapped chickadees occupy the northern 1/3 of the state, and Carolina chickadees are found in the southern 2/3 of the state. “We encourage Ohio residents to use their photogra-
phy skills to showcase our native songbirds,” said James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “This is a unique opportunity to share the beauty of our black-capped and Carolina chickadees.” Entries will be accepted Aug. 13-31, and the photographer with the winning image will receive $500. The contest is open to Ohioans age 18 years and older, however, budding
photographers, age 17 and younger, will be able to compete in the youth division. For complete contest rules, visit www.wildohiostamp.com. Photographers submitted 58 images during last year’s contest. The winning salamander photograph was captured by Nina Harfmann of Pleasant Plain. Her photo of a spotted salamander will appear on the 2012 Ohio Wildlife
Legacy Stamp and be available for purchase on March 1. The inaugural Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, featuring a Baltimore oriole, went on sale March 1, 2010. Since then the stamp has raised more than $45,000. The collectible stamp and its companion photo contest are part of an innovative program intended to raise awareness and support for wildlife diversity.
It is important to note $14 out of every $15 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp sold is invested in Ohio’s Wildlife Diversity Fund. The fund supports habitat restoration, purchases and conservation easements, wildlife and habitat research projects, creation of wildlife educational materials, as well as efforts to restore and conserve endangered and threatened species. Promotion and sale of the Ohio Wildlife Legacy
Stamp has been a grassroots effort and found early success thanks to the dedication of conservation groups across Ohio. For a limited time only, stamp collectors and conservationists will be able to purchase the 2010 and 2011 stamps. More information about the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp and other wildliferelated topics can be found at www.wildohio.com.
Species selected for 2013 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp contest
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Friday, February 3 Milford 56, Glen Este 52 Glen Este (6-11) – Keszei 0 1 1, Flanigan 6 0 12, Burdick 1 0 3, Fultz 2 5 10, Scradina 2 0 4, Rieck 4 4 14, Crooks 2 2 6, Holloway 1 0 2. Totals 18 12 52. Milford (9-7) – Greve 1 8 10, Zurschmiede 1 0 3, Farrell 0 5 5 , Mayleben 6 3 16, Taylor 1 0 2, R. Overbeck 7 4 18, C. Overbeck 1 0 2. Totals 17 20 56. Halftime: Milford 26-20. 3Pointers: G 4 (Rieck 2, Burdick, Fultz); M 2 (Zurschmiede, Mayleben). Blanchester 65, Batavia 52 Batavia (6-9) – Cooper 1 1 3, Suttles 1 0 3, Hawk 2 0 5, Smith 4 0 9, White 2 2 6, Gilbert 0 1 1, Kuebel 3 4 11, Schmityen 3 0 9, Pelphrey 2 1 5. Totals: 18 9 52. Blanchester (12-3) – Penquite 2 1 5, Burch 2 1 5,
Parker 5 6 16, Jackson 7 1 18, Denham 2 4 8, Luncan 3 3 9, Schmitz 2 0 4. Totals: 23 16 65. Halftime: Blanchester 3425. 3-pointers: BA 7 (Suttles, Hawk, Smith, Kuebel, Schmityen 3); BL 3 (Jackson 3). Western Brown 67, Clermont Northeastern 47 CNE (6-8) – Johnson 2 0 5, Teaney 4 0 9, T. Johnson 1 0 2, Dorsey 1 0 2, Schmidt 5 0 10, Cornett 2 0 4, Gilkerson 3 1 8, Wolfe 3 0 7. Totals 21 1 47. Western Brown (13-3) – Piatt 1 2 5, Carroll 2 2 7, H. Purdon 3 18, Woodyard 3 0 9, Allen 1 0 2, Nickell 6 2 16, Kuttler 4 0 10, Howard 1 0 2, Siemer 1 2 4, Purdon 2 0 4. Totals 24 8 67. Halftime: Western Brown 30-19. 3-Pointers: C 4 (J. Johnson, Teaney, Gilkerson, Wolfe); W 10 (Woodyard 3, Nickell 2, Kuttler 2, H. Purdon, Carroll, Piatt). Amelia 55, New Richmond 51 Amelia – Moeves 2 4 8, Luginbuhl 2 3 7, Crowder 3 0 6, Simon 4 5 15, Hacker 3 1 7, Mickler 0 1 1, Dean 1 0 2, Carson 2 5 9. Totals 17 19 55. New Richmond (7-9) – McKinley 2 0 5, Gundler 4 10 19, Craig 2 0 5, Wells 2 1 5, Nort 1 0 2, Hill 1 2 4, Ernst 4 3 11. Totals 16 16 51. Halftime: Amelia 30-19. 3Pointers: A 2 (Simon); N 3 (McKinley, Gundler, Craig). Bethel-Tate 48, Goshen 32 Goshen (4-11) — Wake 3 1 7, Smith 2 0 6, Fischer 4 3 11, Ashcraft 2 2 6, Messer 1 0 2. Totals: 12 6 32. Bethel-Tate (2-13) — Atkins 8 2 20, Hartley 1 0 3, Rees 4 4 12, Cherry 1 2 5, Shinkle 1 2 4, Adams 2 0 4. Totals: 17 10 48. Halftime: Bethel-Tate 2420. 3-Pointers: B 4 (Atkins 2, Hartley, Cherry); G 2 (Smith 2). Georgetown 61, Williamsburg 53 Williamsburg (3-13) – Work 2 0 4, Herren 2 0 4, Felts 2 0 4, Young 10 6 31, Posey 4 2 10. Totals: 20 8 53. Georgetown (10-6) – Bradley 4 7 15, Cropper 3 3 11, Miller 6 8 21, Williams 3 1 7, Lewis 3 1 7. Totals: 19 20 61. Halftime: Williamsburg 3127. 3-pointers: W 5 (Young 5); G 3 (Cropper 2, Miller). Saturday, February 4 Amelia 51, Clermont Northeastern 41 CNE (8-9) – Denney 4 4 12, Schmidt 2 2 6, Cornett 3 1 7, Gilkerson 2 0 5, Wolf 4 0 11. Totals: 15 7 41. Amelia (8-10) – Armstrong 0 2 2, Moeves 4 1 10, Luginbuhl 2 2 6, Crowder 2 0 4, Simon 4 2 13, Hacker 4 4 12, Carson 0 4 4. Totals: 16 15 51. Halftime: Amelia 24-21. 3pointers: C 4 (Gilkerson, Wolf 3); A 4 (Moeves, Simon 3). Felicity-Franklin 64, Williamsburg 44 Williamsburg (3-14) – Workman 2 0 4, Herron 2 0 4, Felts 1 4 6, Madsen 1 0 2, Young 8 0 18, Posey 3 1 7, Reed 1 0 2, Brown 0 1 1. Totals 18 6 44. Felicity (4-13) – Jones 1 2 4, Moore 6 1 13, Shouse 9 5 25, Smith 2 1 5, Fry 5 2 14,
Miller 1 1 3. Totals 24 12 64. Halftime: Felicity 35-29. 3Pointers: F 4 (Shouse 2, Fry 2); W 2 (Young). New Richmond 67, Bethel-Tate 51 New Richmond (8-9) – Hawkins 5 0 11, McKinley 4 0 12, Gundler 4 1 9, Craig 1 0 3, Wells 2 2 6, Nort 1 1 3, Hill 3 1 7, Bird 0 2 2, Ernst 6 2 14. Totals: 26 9 67. Bethel-Tate (2-14) – Atkins 6 1 16, Hartley 2 0 6, Rees 4 3 11, Price 0 1 1, Cherry 0 1 1, Shinkle 3 2 8, Adams 3 1 7, Marshall 0 1 1. Totals: 18 10 51. Halftime: New Richmond 32-23. 3-pointers: N 6 (Hawkins, McKinley 4, Craig); B 5 (Atkins 3, Hartley 2). Western Brown 49, Goshen 36 Western Brown (13-3) — Piatt 1 0 2, Purdon 3 2 8, Woodyard 2 2 6, Allen 4 0 8, Nickell 4 1 11, Kuttler 1 0 2, Howard 1 4 6, Siemer 3 0 6. Totals: 19 9 49. Goshen (4-12) — Wake 3 0 7, Smith 2 0 5, Fischer 4 1 9, Ashcraft 2 0 5, Taylor 1 0 2, Messer 2 4 8. Totals: 14 5 36. Halftime: Western Brown 31-22. 3-Pointers: W 2 (Nickell 2); G 3 (Wake, Smith, Ashcraft).
Girls’ Basketball Monday, January 30 Mariemont 58, Batavia 42 Batavia (3-14) - Richardson 1 0 2, White 6 1 17, O’Brien 6 1 14, Everhart 1 0 2, Fraley 3 1 7. Totals 17 3 42. Mariemont (6-10) - Whittelsey 3 6 13, Keller 2 0 4, McCracken 1 2 5, Garrison 8 4 20, Griffith 3 6 12, Mathis 1 0 2, Jacobs 1 0 2. Totals 19 19 58. Halftime: Mariemont 3612. 3-pointers: B 5 (White 4, O’Brien), M 2 (Whittelsey, McCracken). Wednesday, February 1 Milford 46, Anderson 38 Anderson (11-6) — Kerregan 2 0 4, H. Temple 1 0 2, Giesting 2 4 8, Lammers 2 2 6, M. Temple 6 3 16, Maifield 1 0 2. Totals; 14 9 38. Milford (12-5) — Simmons 4 2 10, Knight 1 0 2, Yee 4 2 12, Wolcott 3 7 13, Canter 2 1 6, Rheude 1 0 3. Totals: 15 12 46. Halftime: Milford 30-16. 3Pointers: M 4 (Yee 2, Canter, Rudy); A (M. Temple). Thursday, February 2 Goshen 40, Clermont Northeastern 30 CNE – Schmidt 2 2 6, Gilkerson 2 0 4, Ward 1 2 4, Kirby 3 1 7, Burdsall 1 1 3, Mantel 2 2 6. Totals: 11 8 30. Goshen (9-9) – Miracle 1 0 3, Turner 3 0 8, Steele 1 8 10, Miller 2 1 5, Jeandrevin 3 0 6, Taylor 3 0 6, Davidson 0 2 2. Totals: 13 11 40. Halftime: CNE 17-9. 3pointers: G 3 (Turner 2, Miracle). Western Brown 50, New Richmond 46 New Richmond (14-4, SBC 7-2) - Workman 0 3 3, Shoemaker 4 0 11, Grogan 4 0 10, Lawrence 0 1 1, Buckingham 10 1 21. Totals 18 5 46.
Western Brown (15-4, 81) - Dowd 1 0 2, Carter 3 1 7, Henry 5 9 19, Garrett 3 9 18, Wright 2 0 4. Totals 15 19 50. Halftime: New Richmond 27-19. 3-pointers: NR 5 (Shoemaker 3, Grogan 2), WB 1 (Garrett). Georgetown 61, FelicityFranklin 34 Georgetown (16-2) – Hatfield 4 7 15, Smith 1 0 2, Carrington 0 2 2, Kidwell 4 3 13, Whitaker 3 0 7, Jones 1 1 3, Dowd 0 1 1, Pack 7 1 15, Gast 1 0 3. Totals: 21 15 61. Felicity (2-14) – Stutz 3 0 6, White 1 0 2, Meyer 0 1 1, Grooms 0 3 3, Corbin 2 2 6, Arkenau 7 0 14, Davis 1 0 2. Totals: 14 6 34. Halftime: Georgetown 2615. 3-pointers: G 4 (Kidwell 2, Whitaker, Gast). Williamsburg 60, Batavia 28 Batavia (3-15) – Taulbee 1 0 2, Wagner 1 0 2, Richardson 3 0 6, Bauer 0 3 3, O’Brien 5 1 12, Everhart 0 1 1, Fraley 1 0 2. Totals: 11 5 28. Williamburg (10-7) – McManus 6 6 20, Wetzel 2 3 7, Dennis 8 2 21, Wagers 2 0 4, Gifford 2 2 6, Guess 1 0 2. Totals: 21 13 60. Halftime: Williamsburg 339. 3-pointers: B 1 (O’Brien); W 5 (Dennis 3, McManus 2). Amelia 71, Bethel-Tate 56 Bethel-Tate (9-9) – Shinkle 1 0 2, Baker 3 5 11, Kilgore 4 2 10, Jones 5 1 11, Jenike 4 0 11, Atkins 0 2 2, Lanigan 4 1 5. Totals: 21 11 56. Amelia (9-9) – Mentzel 4 5 13, Terry 2 0 6, Lang 5 4 14, Whited 4 1 9, Simon 10 6 28, Bailey 0 1 1. Totals: 23 17 71. Halftime: Amelia 33-26. 3pointers: BT 3 (Jenike 3); A 4 (Terry 2, Simon 2). Saturday, February 4 Milford 53, Loveland 38 Milford – Yee 2 6 11, Wolcott 3 4 10, Canter 4 1 10, Rheude 1 0 3, Knight 2 4 8, Eppers 2 0 4, Alley 1 0 2, Glasgow 2 0 5. Totals: 17 15 53. Loveland – Swaine 2 0 5, Suder 1 0 2, Niemeyer 2 0 4, Fischer 3 4 10, Baker 3 4 10, Hoffman 0 3 3, Lay 2 0 4. Totals: 13 11 38. Halftime: Milford 25-18. 3pointers: M 4 (Yee, Canter, Rheude, Glasgow); L 1 (Swaine). Williamsburg 53, FelicityFranklin 35 Williamsburg (11-7) – McManus 6 4 16, Wetzel 1 5 7, Meisberger 2 2 6, Dennis 7 2 18, Gifford 2 0 4, Guess 1 0 2. Totals: 19 13 53. Felicity-Franklin – Stutz 3 2 8, Mitchell 4 0 8, White 1 0 2, Corbin 1 0 2, Arkenau 1 0 2, Overmeyer 4 0 8, Davis 1 3 5. Totals: 15 5 35. Halftime: Williamsburg 2119. 3-pointers: W 2 (Dennis 2).
Boys’ Bowling Wednesday, February 1 Milford 2255, Goshen 2171, Little Miami 2153 High Series: Vandegrift (M) 347; Short (G) 347; Vires (L) 320. Records: M 10-8, G 9-11, L 5-17. Thursday, February 2 Glen Este 2341, McNicholas 2044 High series: Brewer (G) 444, Clark (G) 406, Hinson (M) 421. Records: M 8-11, G 18-1.
Girls’ Bowling Wednesday, February 1 Milford 1910, Goshen 1886, Little Miami 1475 High Series: Billingsley (M) 311; Robbins (G) 302; Whitacre (L) 243. Records: M 12-6, G 9-11, L 1-21
Boys’ Swimming Saturday, February 4 Southern Ohio League Meet At Cincinnati Country Day Team results: 1. Cincinnati Country Day 377, 2. New Richmond 288, 3. GreenfieldMcClain 165, 4. Clark Montessori 132, 5. Seven Hills 121, 6. Summit Country Day 22. Individual results: 200 MR–New Richmond 1:58.31; 200 free–David (NR) 2:01.71; 200IM–Warwick (CCD) 2:06.60; 50 free–Adams (CCD) 0:22.99; 100Fly–Warwick (CCD) 0:56.71; 100 free–Zarate (CCD) 0:56.09; 500 free–David (NR) 5:30.60; 200FR–CCD 1:35.43; 100Back–Tyndall (SH) 1:03.72; 100Breast–Adams (CCD) 1:07.06; 400FR–CCD 3:44.22.
Girls’ Swimming Saturday, February 5 Southern Ohio League Meet At Cincinnati Country Day Team results: 1. Cincinnati Country Day 327, 2. Clark Montessori 307, 3. Seven Hills 282, 4. New Richmond 180, 5. Greenfield-McClain 97, 6. Summit Country Day 50. Individual results: 200MR–Seven Hills 2:00.94; 200 free–Austin (SH) 1:58.28; 200IM–Sequeira (SCD) 2:18.13; 50 free–Macrae (CCD) 0:26.66; 100Fly–Wilson (SH) 1:06.05; 100 free–Macrae (CCD) 0:58.03; 500 free–Austin (SH) 5:15.49; 200FR–CCD 1:48.35; 100Back–Olaker (GM) 1:10.89; 100Breast–Sequeira (SCD) 1:08.96; 400FR–Seven Hills 3:56.44.
Boys’ Wrestling Thursday, February 2 New Richmond 55, Wilmington 18 106-Macella (W) pin A.J. Rostetter 3:20; 113-N. Rostetter (N) d. Tolliver 11-1; 120Skaggs (N) forf.; 126-Gabelman (N) forf.; 132Loyd (N) pin Johnson 5:30; 138-Lamar (N) tf. Deweese; 145-Garrell (W) pin Klinker 2:25; 152 Loadman (N) tf. McEvoy; 160-Weeks (N) f; 170-Reid (N) pin Taylor 2:40; 182-White (N) d. Hickey; 195Beckerich (N) pin Gray 1:00; 220-Phelps (W) pin Dixon 1:42; 285-Forsee (N) d. Evans (W). New Richmond 39, Hillsboro 29 106-West (H) md. A.J. Rostetter; 113-Kelly (H) pin N. Rostetter 3:28; 120-Skaggs (N) tf. Bice; 126-Gabelman (N) pin Davis 5:03; 132-Limbacher (H) d. Loyd 4-2; 138Hunick (H) md. Lamar; 145-West (H) pin Klinker 1:58; 152-Weeks (N) d. Jackson 2OT; 160-Ford (H) pin Loadman 3:30; 170-Reed (N) pin Shoemaker 0:41; 182White (N) md. Huffman; 195Beckerich (N) d. Browning; 220-Dixon (N) pin Murphy 0:18; 285-Forsee forf. Saturday, February 4 2012 Batavia Shinkle Invitational Team Totals: Bethel-Tate 273.5, St Xavier 178.5, Batavia 178, Madeira 169, Amelia 150.5, Walton-Verona 144, Williamsburg 136, CHCA 126, Western Brown 115, Little Miami 92.5, Clermont Northeastern 71, Mariemont 71, Lockland 63, Walnut Hills 62, Turpin 61, Roger Bacon 41, East Clinton 31, Indian Hill 29, Cincinnati Country Day 25 Individual Results: 106–Roth (WV) pin Shalash (Am) 3:22; 113–Clolinger (Am) d. Kahlenbeck (BT) 5-0; 120–Cummings (CHCA) d. Peters (BT) 5-3; 126–Ibarra (Mad) pin Henderson (Mar) 3:53; 132–Ratcliff (BT) d. Manzler (Mad) 4-1; 138–Latham (WB) d. Crumley (LM) 17-5; 145–Jones (WV) pin Krekeler (BT) 1:12; 152–Williamson (Mad) d. Kinnard (BT) 2-1; 160Horwitz, (Mad) d. Blaney (StX) 9-7; 170–McCurren (StX) pin Morrow (CHCA) 3:25; 189–Archer (Bat) pin Wallace (WB) 5:52; 195–Ward (BT) d. Page (WV) 8-6; 220–Mincy (WH) d. Thomas (RB) 12-3; 285–Kirbabas (CHCA) d. Smith (Will) 9-4.
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infestation that had been quarantined. “Nathan had to unload the maple firewood and laid it out one piece at a time, side by side for inspection of the beetle,” she added. “They looked at every piece of that wood and fortunately didn’t find anything, but they took the wood anyhow as a precaution.” Cox said, “Although we hated losing the money from all that wood, we are very pleased that the USDA is working so hard to contain the beetle in Bethel, Tate Township and Monroe Township in Clermont County. Fortunately, the longhorned beetle doesn’t fly and actually only moves about 1,000 feet a year. With all the efforts by the USDA, I believe they are doing everything in their power to stop this bug in its tracks.” There is currently a website that has been established called www.beetlebusters.info where anyone can visit to find out how they can help eradicate this deadly beetle. The longhorned beetle is native to Japan, Korea and southern China. Experts believe that the beetle “hitchhiked” to the U.S. during the early 90’s in solid wood packing or crating materials on a cargo ship arriving from China. “This beetle is a serious threat to our trees and forests,” Nathan Cox said. “It’s attacking maple, horsechestnut, buckeye, poplar, willow, elm, birch ash, hackberry and several other soft wood trees.” The beetle grows to be about an inch and a half long, is shiny black with bright white spots and blue tinted legs. Each adult has a pair of curved, black-andwhite striped antennae that are even longer than the body. The adult beetles emerge from trees during May, June and July and can live for up to 66 days. They feed on plant shoots for a few days and then mate. After mating, females chew rough, oval pits in the bark of host trees, where they lay eggs. White grub-like larvae bore into the wood. Larvae mature inside the tree until they become adults and chew round, 3/8 inch (dime size) exit holes in trunks and branches from which they emerge. “Once these bugs are found in an area,” added Nathan Cox, “they unintentionally get spread to other areas through businesses like ours and people just looking for firewood.” Cox said although it is an inconvenience, they have done everything they can to work with the USDA to contain the beetle by honoring quarantined areas. Both Nathan and Jeanetta have taken classes to learn everything they can about identifying the longhorned beetle, as well as the Emerald Ash Borer, an ash tree-killing insect introduced into Ohio in 2003. Cox Firewood is located on Rt 125, between Georgetown and Hamersville and may be contacted at (937) 3784309. To learn more about the Asian Longhorned Beetle or the Emerald Ash Borer visit ww.beetlebusters.info.
Jeanetta Cox and her son Nathan, owner/operators of Cox Firewood near Georgetown in Brown County, find themselves in a difficult situation, all because of a tiny bug that is killing trees. That bug is the Asian longhorned beetle. It was first discovered in the United States attacking many native trees including maple and horsechestnut trees around New York City in 1996. Infestations have also been detected in Chicago, three New Jersey counties and six Massachusetts cities. In 2008, the infestations of Chicago and Hudson County, New Jersey were declared successfully eradicated according to the United States Department of Agriculture website. According to Jeanetta Cox, the first Ohio infestation in trees was discovered near the Village of Bethel in Clermont County in June, 2011. “We’ve been selling firewood here since 1990,” Cox said, “This is our livelihood, and anything
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From the office of Linda L. Fraley, Clermont County Auditor, for the week ending December 28th, 2011. BATAVIA Phillip Church & Shirley Smith, Successor Trts. to Carol Bachelier, 3623 State Route 132, Amelia, OH 45102, 0.6900 acre, $112,000.00 Andrew Burke to James & Virginia Westhelder, 4297 Fox Ridge Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.3460 acre, $240,400.00 Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Joshua Gilkison, 2533 Pochard Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.2320 acre, $139,900.00 Sandra Marx, et al. to U.S. Bank, NA, 385 Chapel Rd., Amelia, OH 45102, 1.1870 acres, $56,666.67 Mike Glover & Jamie Schwab to U.S. Bank National Assoc., 2053 Ponderosa Pine Ct., Amelia, OH 45102, 0.2770 acre, $86,666.67 Brian Marshall, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 2029 Commons Circle, Batavia, OH 45103, $70,000.00 Paul Kunkel to CitiMortgage, Inc., 3790 State Route 132, Batavia, OH 45103, 3.2050 acres, $166,667.00 The Drees Company to Jessica Williams & Nathaniel Garrett, 2055 Commons Circle Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, $82,900.00 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Rodney & Rocrialma Sheffield, 3692 Treeline Ct., Amelia, OH 45102, 0.2300 acre, $162,000.00 Fischer Attached Homes II, LLC to Emily Ording, 1402 Twin Spires Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, $124,300.00 GOSHEN Crystal Mongenas to Michael & Elizabeth Auterson, 6133 Pine Meadows Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.6400 acre, $140,000.00 Robert Grunenwald, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 2578 McHenry Rd., Goshen, OH 45122, 7.0000 acres, $80,000.00 Wells Fargo Bank National Assoc. to David Kline, et al., 1401 Stella Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, $40,199.00 MIAMI NVR, Inc. to Adam Hauke & Larissa Goble, 5550 Falling Wood Court, Milford, OH 45150, 0.4700 acre, $310,293.00 Claude Osborne to Keri & David Veres, 1424 Heathrow Ct., Milford, OH 45150, 0.3500 acre, $156,500.00 Edna Zimmerman, Trustee
to Perintown United Methodist Church, 1256 St. Rt. 50, Milford, OH 45150, 0.2370 acre, $53,250.00 Carl & Billie Pigman to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 5719 Melody Lane, Milford, OH 45150, $115,419.00 Jeff Wiebell, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 727 Miami Heights Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, $200,000.00 Heather Zoeller, et al. to US Bank National Assoc., 5603 Brooks Holdings, Milford, OH 45150, $60,000.00 Karen Cordy, et al. to CitiMortgage, Inc., 5675 Dry Run Rd., Milford, OH 45150, 1.1820 acres, $95,580.00 Calvin & Lisa Hayes, et al. to SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., 1362 Finch Lane, Milford, OH 45150, $60,000.00 Hal Homes/Willows Bend, LLC to John & Susan Biscanti, 6395 Birch Creek Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, 1.2310 acres, $869,556.00 Estate of Richard Ruehlmann to Walt & Margaret Fischer, 5421 Overlook Rd., Milford, OH 45150, 4.3260 acres, $48,000.00 Enoch & Dorothy Stapleton to Raymond & Judy Stefanelli, 1691 Cooks Grant #6, Milford, OH 45150, $86,000.00 Kodi & Kenneth Terry to Yulia & Igor Kernes, 5311 Oakcrest Ct., Milford, OH 45150, 0.6432 acre, $298,000.00 Patrick & Renee McCall to Jeffrey & Leni Boni, 718 Miami Heights Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, $310,000.00 John & Carla Hellmann to Scott & Olivia Brooke, 850 Miami Ridge Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, $302,500.00 MONROE Joan Hobbs to Brian Washburn, 1600 State Route 232, Moscow, OH 45153, 5.0210 ACRES, $85,100.00 PIERCE Amy Meyer to CitiMortgage, Inc., 1146 Will O Ee Dr., Amelia, OH 45102, $123,391.00 Jennifer Buckamneer to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 3433 Rivendell Dr., Amelia, OH 45102, 0.4800 ACRE, $93,334.00 Suzanne NiederhelmanErnst to John & Heidi King, 3441 Jenny Lind Rd., Amelia, OH 45102, $30,000.00 SPE GO Holdings, Inc. to Stillmeadow Golf Properties, LLC, 1 Stillmeadow Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245, 195.5810 acres, $650,000.00 James & Lisa Mather to John Kimmel, 3596 Whitehills,
Amelia, OH 45102, $198,000.00 STONELICK James & Diane Seibert, et al. to The Bank of New York Mellon, 2274 Baas Rd., Batavia, OH 45103, 14.1400 acres, $124,000.00 Scott & Patricia Fisher to Christopher & Jennifer Gavette, 1776 Stonelick Hills Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 5.0010 acres, $335,000.00 Eddie Tilley, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 5475 Brushy Fork Rd., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.5700 acre, $40,000.00 Cynthia Gerome, Trustee to Joseph Novotny, 1903 US Route 50, Batavia, OH 45103, $410,000.00 TATE Donald & Deborah Jackson to CitiMortgage, Inc., 2099 Bethel Hygiene Rd., Bethel, OH 45106, 5.0000, $33,334.00 UNION Estate of Hazel Coats to Bryan McQuitty, 7 Byrd Trace, Batavia, OH 45103, $46,000.00 M/I Homes of Cincinnati, LLC to Melanie McBride, 967 East Apple Gate, Cincinnati, OH 45245, 0.2290 acre, $181,548.00 Your Space Properties, LLC to Unlimited Development Properties, LLC, 4283 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45244, 0.4300 acre, $55,000.00 Nicholas Bengel to Citi Mortgage, Inc., 3990 Maplecove Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45255, $130,007.00 Ronald Radeke to The Bank of New York Mellon, 581 Brantner Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45244, $40,000.00 David Hurt & Catherine Hoover to CitiMortgage, Inc., 4772 Shepherd Rd., Batavia, OH 45103, $122,990.00 David & Carol Fisher to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., 4618 Blackberry Lane, Batavia, OH 45103, $70,000.00 Rick Barr to CitiMortgage, Inc., 17 County Seat Rd., Batavia, OH 45103, $46,825.00 Jennifer & Daniel Farwick to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 4516 Pearl Lane, Batavia, OH 45103, 0.3100 acre, $131,791.00 Traci Longo, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., 1164 Meadow Knoll Ct., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.4100 acre, $100,000.00 James Mathews, et al. to Bank of America, 4211 Deepwood Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45245, $147,321.00
Marlin & Kelli Cox to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 543 Common Wealth Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45244, $123,334.34 Linda & Jerome Dietz to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 4289 Cider Mill, Cincinnati, OH 45245, $136,410.00 Debra & Allen Kerns, et al. to Citi Corp Trust Bank, 4575 Bells Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45244, $106,667.00 Peter Lahni to 1170 Ohio Pike, LLC, 1170 State Route 125, Amelia, OH 45102, 4.3380 acres, $1,200,000.00 David Clark, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 4414 Todd Rose Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45244, 0.3130 acre, $80,000.00 Robert & Sonya Hughes to Harold Anness, Trustee, 1201 Creekstone Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.4720 acre, $181,500.00 Carlos Taveras to Gregory & April Dalton, 1211 Beechwood Place, Amelia, OH 45102, 0.2740 acre, $170,000.00 CitiBank National Assoc., as Trustee to Chad & Vikki Jacobs, 1280 Kilbrannen Ct., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.2580 acre, $117,027.00 Peter & Virginia Popovich to Tom & Helen Davis, 495 Mapleport Way, Cincinnati, OH 45255, $75,500.00 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Thomas Schneider, 474 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244, 0.4600 acre, $37,500.00 WAYNE Richard McFarland to Crystal Lawson, 6644 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, OH 45107, 0.5000 acre, $100.00 williamsburg Linda Reany, et al. to Rick & Kathleen Carmean, 3459 Bethel Concord Rd., Williamsburg, OH 45176, 7.9790 acres, $111,000.00 Charles & Angela Shafer to Mark Yinger, 3632 McKeever Schoolhouse Rd., Williamsburg, OH 45176, 4.9740 acres, $181,000.00 Gary Smith, et al. to US Bank National Assoc., ND, 3485 Bethel Concord Rd., Williamsburg, OH 45176, 2.2500, $140,000.00 Gary Downs, et al. to Union Savings Bank, 3480 Concord Hennings Mill Rd., Williamsburg, OH 45176, 12.4750 acres, $80,000.00 Joseph Dick, et al. to US Bank, NA, 4204 East Fork Hills Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.4590 acre, $33,333.34 AMELIA VILLAGE Quality Properties Asset Management to Amelia Olive
Branch Investments, LP, 43 Amelia Olive Branch Rd., Amelia, OH 45102, 8.4730 acres, $390,000.00 Ira Barnett, et al. to CitiMortgage, Inc., 4 Pintail Ct., Amelia, OH 45102, $101,252.00 Joshua Tysinger to Tony Hall, 6 Sandpiper Ct., Amelia, OH 45102, $125,000.00 BETHEL VILLAGE Geoffrey Little & Emily Teeters to Russell & Clair Ernst, 298 East Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106, 0.1620 acre, $47,000.00 Homestead Investment Corp. to Michael & Samantha Baker, 405 Grace Way, Bethel, OH 45106, 0.5270 acre, $20,000.00 williamsburg village Carl & Dolores Tarvin, Trustees to Scott Tarvin, 262 North Fourth Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176, 0.6170 acre, $60,000.00 LOVELAND CITY Alexander & Rebecca Hamill to Warner Myers, 405 Broadway, Loveland, OH 45140, 0.4220 acre, $104,000.00 MILFORD CITY Scott & Patricia Best to Brian & Susan Lieving, 116 Lakefield Dr., Milford, OH 45150, 0.3700 acre, $196,500.00 Vicki Knepfle, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 936 Mohawk Trail, Milford, OH 45150, $66,666.67 From the office of Linda L. Fraley, Clermont County Auditor, for the week ending December 30th, 2011. BATAVIA Prudential Relocation, Inc. to David & Cherie Fluegel, 524 Chapel Rd., Amelia, OH 45102, 3.6800 acres, $279,000.00 Joseph Wallach to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, 1337 Autumnview Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 0.2320 acre, $186,765.00 Fischer Attached Homes II, LLC to David Miller, 1396 Twin Spires Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, $104,000.00 Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to Jerold & Shannan Brookbank, 1217 Traditions Turn, Batavia, OH 45103, 0.3289 acre, $257,940.00 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Christina Sunderman & Thomas Jones, 4517 Cedar Hill Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, 1.2520 acres, $270,100.00 M & I Regional Properties, LLC to Phillip & Kimberly Collingsworth, 4222 Mallard Dr., Batavia, OH 45103,
0.2320 acre, $70,000.00 Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Billie Jo Ewan, 1334 Twin Spires Dr., Batavia, OH 45103, $72,000.00 R. Lawrence & Kate Lawrence to Jason Werne, 2208 Harmony Ct., Batavia, OH 45103, $136,000.00 GOSHEN William & Natalie Kinsey to Erik & Marsha Loomis, 6892 Long Drive Lane, Loveland, OH 45140, 0.6830 acre, $405,000.00 John & Amy Dakoske to Jennifer Wiegele, 6201 Sand Hills Dr., Goshen,OH 45122, $239,000.00 MIAMI David & Renee Velie to Andrew & Deborah Tucker, 6463 Wardwood Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, $184,000.00 Bruce & Catherine Ford to Prudential Relocation Inc., 1306 Woodlake Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.5100 acre, $482,500.00 Prudential Relocation, Inc. to Marc & Vanessa James, 1306 Woodlake Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.5100 acre, $482,500.00 NVR, Inc. to Brian & Jessica Roeper, 5614 Wittmer Meadows Dr., Milford, OH 45150, 0.3030 acre, $233,495.00 Estate of Forest Burch to Jo E Ellen, 5671 W. Day Circle, Milford, OH 45150, $74,000.00 Brian & Shannon Saldana to David & Laurie Orth, 818A Bramblewood Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.8360 acre, $272,500.00 Fischer Single Family Homes ll, LLC to Nathan Utter, 5551 Falling Wood Ct., Milford, OH 45150, 0.3709 acre, $289,803.00 Carol Whitaker, et al. to Joshua & Shiree Robinson, Epworth Rd., Loveland, OH 45140, $5,000.00 Terry Cox to Andrew & Emily Snyder 5580 Hoffman Rd., Milford, OH 45150, 1.2230 acre, $150,000.00 CitiMortgage, Inc. to Vera Carpenter, 829 Wards Corner Rd., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.7000 acre, $56,300.00 Ryan & Rekha Jankord to Timothy & Lori Wallin, 6533 Oriskany Dr., Loveland, OH 45140, 0.4530 acre, $285,000.00 Michael & Debra Smith to David & Amy Dellostritto, 6316 Trail Ridge Ct., Loveland, OH 45140, $250,000.00 The Drees Company to Eric & Kristina Stables, 3439 W. Legendary Run, Cincinnati, OH 45245, 0.4120 acre, $450,407.00
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tory, a lot has been written about love: getting it, having it, keeping it, and how you feel when it’s gone. Most of that focuses on love and the heart but, though there’s no denying that love physically affects a body, amour really has more to do with the brain. Like your heart, your brain can be partitioned into four main sections, each with a different function: controlling language, plan-
nection…” That’s definitely good, but it can also lead us into temptation. So what can you do about this thing called love? Not much, as it turns out. Your sexual preference was determined before you were born and your “love map” was established in infancy by the people who parented you (or didn’t). Your gender affects the way your brain works; then hormones, your other senses, and kisses just complicate things to make you goofy in love. And if you’re really lucky, you get to be like that for the rest of your life. Ever look at your beloved and wonder why…? We all have, I think, and “The Sci-
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ning, thoughts, and imagination. When you’re in love, all four areas of your brain work together to sort out what you’re feeling but overall, the emotional part is “in charge.” That’s why you can’t think straight while falling in love: your thinking brain is overruled. Why ever would we bother with something that can cause so much kerfuffle? As it turns out, our brains are hard-wired for love and companionship. We literally can’t live without it, in fact, and will go so far as to “mirror” the body language of our object of affection in order to create a “mindreading fail-safe for con-
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entific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain” explains a lot. From our parents to our children, secret crushes to all-out lust and beyond, author Judith Horstman breaks down leading scientific knowledge into easyto-understand information, but I particularly liked that this book is so encompassing: Horstman loads us up on neurology knowledge – the main focus here – but she doesn’t forget how love affects us at home, at friends’ homes, or in the nursing home. I also found it very interesting to see a
chapter on the brain and loving one’s God. Whether you’ve found The One or you’re still looking, I think you’ll like this lively, fun, browse-able book. For any brain hooked on l’amour, reading “The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain” is a good call. The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has been reading since she was 3 years old and she never goes anywhere without a book. She lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 12,000 books.
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http://www.clermontcountyohio.gov/video1937floo d.aspx. “The flood of 1937 was our Katrina,” said Edna Burns with the Historic New Richmond organization. “People were scrambling just to survive and many lost everything. Many businesses closed because of the flood and never returned.” Historian Rick Crawford said that New Richmond fared better than many river towns. “We had so many vibrant communities along the Clermont riverfront in 1937 prior to the flood, communities like Palestine, Clermontville, Rural, Smith’s Landing, and Utopia. They were just about wiped away due to the flood,” he said. “Also, keep in mind this flood happened in the middle of the Great Depression, when families were already struggling to survive. The devastation was everywhere.” “I remember riding in a john boat with some of my family and going down streets in New Richmond that we used to travel in by car,” reflected the 99 yearold Fulton, who eventually returned to New Richmond to start over, with her family and friends. Even though reservoirs such as East Fork and Stonelick State Park have been built to hold river waters back, could a flood like that ever happen again? “History has taught us never to say never,” said Crawford.
Your telephone is your new best friend. That’s because it’s the direct line between your ear and the voice of the one with whom you’ve fallen in love. Your phone is never far away because keeping it close lets him whisper endearments, share her thoughts, or spill secrets. Your telephone rings, you smile. It pings, and so does your heart. You’re twitterpated, no doubt about it. But what else is going on inside that lovestruck head of yours? Find out in “The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain” by Judith Horstman. Throughout human his-