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Local Haunted Houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton 2018

09/20/2018 14:07:11

Local Haunted HousesLove to scream? Go to a local haunted house in October! Here is our list of regional haunted houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton for 2018:


Northern Kentucky

The Farm House
 (Benton Farms)
11896 Old Lexington Pike in Walton
This 1901 house is a documented haunted house!

The Mayhem Mansion
13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View, Kentucky 41063
A very spooky home. Come if you dare.

USS Nightmare
101 Riverboat Row in Northern Kentucky
The 30-minute tour on a steamboat has two very scary levels

Southeastern Indiana

Fear Factory Haunted House

7  S. Eastern Ave in Batesville, Indiana
This house was rated #5 in Indiana! Their website has lots of scary pics so be prepared to be frightened! This house benefits the Cierra’s Club.

Haunted House Lost Soul Asylum
Aurora Fireplace at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road in Aurora, Indiana
October 9-31, 2017 (Fridays and Saturdays)


Dent Schoolhouse

5963 Harrison Avenue (45248)
Promoted as Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house! The site has been known to be haunted. (Their website is pretty scary!

Halloween Haunt
Kings Island in Mason
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Scare zones include a backwoods bayou, cemetery drive, freak street and nightmare alley.

Haunted Village
Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly, slight-fright event!

Highway 50 Fright Field
11294 Highway 50, North Bend, Ohio
Travel a haunted trail into haunted woods and back…

Land of Illusion
8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
This haunted scream park has 4 haunted houses and 1 trail.

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall
7700 Seward Avenue (45231)
House, 5 tents, a back yard and a giant vortex. This is the oldest continuously running haunted attraction in the area!


Brimstone Haunted Hayride
September 28 – October 27, 2018
472 Brimstone Rd, Wilmington, Ohio
Hayride and forgotten forest

Horror Acres
6995 Springfield Jamestown Rd in Springfield
This haunted attraction has won a lot of “best of’s”…Best Queue Line Entertainer, Best Freddy Krueger, etc…

Lewisburg Haunted Cave
4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg, Ohio
Be prepared to get scared 80 feet below the ground in a limestone cave!

Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride
1261 W. Dalton Road in Wilmington
Enjoy (??) a haunted bus ride through a forest of monsters and more. And there’s more: nightmare penitentiary, slaughter hotel and terror in the corn!

If haunted houses are not your thing, take a look at homes in the area for sale!

Julie Back is Named the Number One Agent in Ohio and Sibcy Cline’s Number One Agent

09/18/2018 13:35:31

Julie Back - #1 agent Ohio RealtorsJulie K. Back of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, was named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2018 for the second consecutive year. This announcement was made on September 16, 2018 at the Ohio REALTORS® convention and expo held in Columbus, Ohio.

Tiffany Meyer, 2018 President – Ohio REALTORS; Chris Reese – Treasurer, Ohio REALTORS; Julie Back – Sibcy Cline REALTORS; and Anjanette Frye, 2019 President – Ohio REALTORS

In previous years, Julie has been honored as the #1 agent for the Ohio REALTORS® organization in 2017; #2 sales agent in 2016 and 2015; #4 agent in 2012; and #5 agent in 2011.

Says Robin Sibcy Sheakley, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, “With over 53,000 active members in Ohio REALTORS®, ranking number one is an incredible thing to accomplish. This is such a tremendous honor for her and we are very proud of her achievements.  Julie works very hard for her clients and we are thrilled she has been recognized at the top for Ohio.”

Julie Back - #1 agent Sibcy Cline Realtors

Julie was also named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in late August. She has held this honor for the past seven years in a row. In addition, she has been named the top agent in the city as part of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® Circle of Excellence in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Julie was honored in August 2018 as one of the Women of Influence by Venue Magazine and in December 2017 she was among the “10 Women Who Mean Business” by the Business Courier.

About Julie K. Back
Julie has lived in both Hyde Park and Indian Hill with deep local ties as a Cincinnati native. She is a graduate of Summit Country Day and the University of Cincinnati. She began her real estate career in 1994 with Sibcy Cline. Her sales focus has been on eastern Cincinnati including downtown, Hyde Park, Montgomery,  Mt. Adams, Mt. Lookout, Columbia-Tusculum, Madeira as well as her own neighborhood in Indian Hill.

Over the years Julie has made many friends and connections locally. These friendships coupled with her passion and dedication for real estate have helped her succeed. Her caring spirit added to her knowledge of her marketplace and has earned her glowing referrals from clients and respect of her fellow sale agents.

Julie is based out of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office located on Erie Avenue. Says David Hummel, co-Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “What an honor for Julie! Everyone at the Hyde Park office is cheering her on. It takes a lot hard work to be at the top of sales for not only Sibcy Cline, but our city and now again for our state.”

Marie Simon, co -Vice President/Sales Manager for Hyde Park adds, “Julie is a very dedicated to her profession. She puts in countless hours of time and energy to make her clients happy. Her success is the result of persistence and a superior work ethic.”

Sibcy Cline Super Open House Weekend is September 15 and 16, 2018

09/11/2018 08:58:27

Sibcy Cline Super Open House WeekendSibcy Cline Realtors is hosting a Super Open House Weekend on September 15 and 16, 2018.  There will be some great homes for sale that will be held open for public viewing. Look at homes for sale here.

The weather outlook is positive for Saturday and Sunday with little chance of rain. The Bengals are not playing a football game on Sunday. It’s going to be a super time to look at some super homes for sale!

Frazier Homes Earns Homearama Three Peoples’ Choices Awards and Nine More Home Show Awards

09/07/2018 08:38:01

group1Frazier Homes, a first-time builder in Cincinnati’s Homearama, earned quite a few awards during the home show. Andre and Kea Frazier of Frazier Homes were bestowed with three first-place People’s Choice Awards: Overall Favorite Home, Favorite Landscaping and Favorite Decorating. (These awards were based upon votes from Homearama visitors who cast their ballots upon exiting the show.)

In addition, Frazier Homes took away even more awards bequeathed by independent industry-affiliated judges:

  • Overall Favorite Home – Second Place
  • Favorite Landscaping – First Place
  • Favorite Hearth Room/Breakfast Nook – First Place
  • Favorite Dining Room – Second Place
  • Favorite Master Bedroom Suite – tied First Place
  • Favorite Master Bathroom – tied First Place
  • Favorite Outdoor Living – Second Place
  • Favorite Exterior – tied First Place
  • Favorite Lower Level – tied First Place

This award-winning, rustic-transitional home is available for sale. Featuring exceptional details including hickory-beamed ceilings, coved crown moldings, an entertainer’s dream lower level, and an outstanding outdoor living space, it is the perfect blend of natural outdoor elements along with the sleek and modern clean lines that are so popular today. (See more photos of the home here.) Frazier Homes is represented by Sibcy Cline agents Jean Raga and Margie Talbot of Sibcy Cline’s Northeast office.

Purchasing a Homearama home is of great value to home buyers. There’s always the bragging rights of owning an award-winning home, but buyers should also keep in mind that the cost to reproduce the home with the team of experts involved in the design, construction and finish would exceed current list price with the unique and upgraded features included.

Homearama 2018 was held in the Highlands at Heritage Hill in Union Township, Ohio. Read more here about the home show.

Sibcy Cline’s Kenwood Office Donates Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Station to McDonald Commons Park in Madeira

09/05/2018 16:08:18

AED Presentation for McDonalds Common Park in MadeiraSibcy Cline Kenwood’s real estate agents donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) station to the McDonald Commons Park in Madeira. This AED will be available for public use.

Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam, Vice President/Sales Manager of the Kenwood office, says, “If a person has a sudden cardiac arrest, this AED will double the chance of that person’s survival. Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. It can happen at any time to anyone. By installing the AED at the park, our hope is to give someone a chance to live.”

Adds Jennifer Lukey Shinn, Co-Vice President/Sales Manager, “Our 90 agents feel it is really important to support our nearby communities and hope this donation will give Madeira residents peace of mind.”

NancySpencer Vice Mayor Madeira

At the AED dedication ceremony, Nancy Spencer, Madeira Vice Mayor reported the McDonald Commons Park is a very active place from morning until dusk. Many residents use the park for morning walks or runs followed by play-group sessions, sports practice as well as pickle-ball and baseball games. Hopefully the new AED will not need to be used, but is there to save lives just in case.

Steve Shaw Madeira Chamber of Commerce PresidentSteve Shaw, Madeira Chamber of Commerce president also welcomed the new AED system.

Mark Johnson Director Christ Hospital Heart Restart ProjectMark Johnson, Director of the Christ Hospital Heart Restart Project shared CPR tips as well as advice on using the AED. As a former 30-year firefighter, he expressed the importance of having the device nearby in case of a heart emergency.

Sibcy Cline Kenwood has a yearly philanthropic program raising funds to support local organizations and charities. This year they felt “Realtors with Heart” was an opportunity to contribute to the greater community. The Sibcy Cline Kenwood agents have donated over $160,000 locally since the inception of their charity fundraising in 2007.

Madeira Community AED at McDonal Commons Park

Laurie Nippert Leonard and Stephanie Sudbrack-Busam

This donation was in conjunction with “Realtors with Heart“, a Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® program that promotes community heart safety.  Headed up by Laurie Nippert Leonard, this group has trained over 2,100 people on how to use an AED as well as donated many of these life-saving devices to the community including: The Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fountain Square, Findlay Market, Krohn Conservatory, Carol Ann’s Carousel, Turner Farm, Gorman Heritage Farm, Washington Park parking garage and the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Those interested in AED training should contact Realtors with Heart.

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