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Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg plans to hire nine corrections officers to guard additional inmates expected when the county reopens 32 jail beds this summer. FULL STORY, A2


Pat Brannock focuses on her music as she takes advantage of the piano outside Bethel United Methodist Church at last year’s BAMfest.

Writing contest deadline is near

For Bethel-Tate High School students who want a chance to win money with their writing skills, the deadline for Dr. Charles Frost’s 2011 Creative Writing Contest is just around the corner. The deadline for the annual contest is 1 p.m. Friday, April 8. FULL STORY, A4

Softball previews

Montana Wear is now a dominant force in girls fastpitch softball after leading FelicityFranklin to a 20-2 mark last season before bowing out in the regional tournament last May against Williamsburg. She’s back for her junior year now with her father, Rob, stepping in as head coach of the Cardinals. FULL STORY, A5 For the Postmaster

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The fifth-graders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School visited with three special guests Thursday, March 24 – Horacio, Storm and Sylvester. These three boys were all owls who came to the school as part of a Raptor Inc. presentation on owls and birds of prey. FULL STORY, A4

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Whether you paint peaceful landscapes or rock out in a local band, Judi Adams wants the Bethel Art & Music Festival to be your next gig. Adams, who organizes the event also known as BAMfest, is currently accepting applications from local artists and musicians to entertain the crowds Saturday, May 7, in downtown Bethel. “It gives them exposure,” she said. “We will take applications up until that week, but the spots are first come, first serve. We have great locations for everybody, but some artists might want to be in a certain spot.” Last year, 52 artists showcased their work during the festival’s inaugural year, which drew about 2,000 people, Adams said. Bethel Village Council member Rus Whitley is on the planning committee for BAMfest and said

he hoped to double the number of artists at this year’s festival. “A lot them were hesitant last year because it was a new event and they didn’t know if it would go over, but even with bad weather it was a successful event,” he said. “A lot of people are calling in so we’ll probably have twice as many as last year.” Aside from the artist booths and live music, there also will be chalk artists, a quilt show, a car and antique tractor show and an art area for children, Adams said. “We have great things planned,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot bigger with a lot more interactive features.” One change from last year’s event is that it will be condensed to the heart of the village, rather than spread throughout Bethel, Adams said. The music and food vendors will be in the parking lot behind the municipal building, with the tractor and car show in the side

streets next to the municipal building instead of at Burke Park. The artists will be stationed along Plane Street. “The biggest complaint we got was that it was too spread apart and people couldn’t get around to everything so we brought it all together,” she said. Though Adams and the rest of the committee hope for good weather, a rain date of Saturday, May 14, has been scheduled. “The vendors will be notified the Friday before if we have to postpone it, but it would have to be something drastic,” she said. “We really don’t want to postpone it because the next weekend could be worse. It would have to be a torrential downpour so we’re going to shoot for May 7.” For more information about BAMfest and to apply for a booth, visit or call Adams at 734-4445. BAMfest is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in downtown Bethel.

Bethel Lions Club to celebrate 67 years By Mary Dannemiller

The Bethel Lions Club will mark almost 70 years of volunteerism and involvement in the community Monday, April 4. The club was established April 4, 1944, and has many members who have been involved for decades, including one who has been a member for 45 years. These members will be honored at the April 4 meeting with longtime membership pins, said club president George Rooks, who will receive a pin for his own 40 years of membership. Other recipients are Alison Petrik and Dave Petrik for 10 years, Frank Wilson for 15 years, Howard Daugherty for 20 years, Jim Brannock for 20 years and Woody Trout for 45 years of membership. “I’ve spent a lot of money and time on the Lions Club over the years for the community, but it’s been absolutely worth it,” Rooks said. “Anytime we can give somebody glasses so they can see better and enjoy their grandchildren and families it makes it worth every bit,” he said. In the last 67 years, members of the club have helped raise money for eye research and eye care for those who cannot afford it, Rooks said. Part of this work was donating a low-vision reader to the Clermont County Public Library’s Bethel branch, buying glasses for children and seniors and paying

for eye exams, the club president said. They also have helped build a walk path in the village, installed tennis courts in Burke Park, donated money to help students buy school supplies and for Bethel-Tate High School band uniforms and helped lead the effort to get street lights installed in the village, Rooks said. “I enjoy serving the people of our community,” Wilson said. “I’ve worked with the school board on different things and I just like being involved with the community. I’m giving back for what they’ve given me the last 70 years.” Wilson credited the club’s success with its leaders and the members’ dedication to helping the community. “We’ve always had good leaders,” he said. “We have the whole community get involved and I think that’s what we need for our small community.” The Lions Club has several fundraisers planned, including a pancake breakfast at Bethel-Tate High School from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, where sausage patties, pancakes, potato cakes, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served. The Bethel Lions Club also is bringing the Kelly-Miller Circus to Bethel Middle School Sunday, May 15. The anniversary meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Grant Memorial Building on Plane Street in Bethel.

Midway Theatre robbed By Mary Dannemiller

Midway Theatre, 210 W. Plane St. in Bethel, was robbed at about 9:40 p.m. Friday, March 25. Two men took $160 in $10 bills, but were quickly caught by Bethel Police Officer Shane Bininger, who saw Jeffrey Pollen, 19, and Anthony Harmon, 18,

both of 125 Starling St. in Bethel, running down West Plane Street while he was on his way to the theater to respond to the call. Both men were charged with a felony count of burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Bethel Police Chief Mark Plank. The stolen money was recovered.


Fun in the sun

Third-grader Kylie Beckworth hangs out under the slide while classmates Lauren Meyer and Michael McKinney take the downward trip. The three are all students at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School.


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Sheriff to hire correction officers, open jail beds By John Seney

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg plans to hire nine corrections officers to guard additional inmates expected when the county reopens 32 jail beds this summer. The Clermont County commissioners March 16 approved Rodenberg’s plan to add the jail beds to the “Super Max” maximum security section of the jail. “It’s a step in the right direction,” Rodenberg said of the jail reopening. “It will get people off the streets.” The “Super Max” section

and other parts of the jail were closed over the past several years when corrections officers Rodenberg were laid off because of budget cuts. The total capacity of the jail is 512 beds, but only 246 beds are open. Adding the 32 beds will increase capacity to 278. Rodenberg is looking for applicants for the nine positions, which have a starting pay rate of $16.41 an hour. Of the nine officers who were laid off in the last round

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Corrections officers wanted Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg plans to hire nine corrections officers for the jail. Starting pay is $16.41 and hour, increasing to $22.31 an hour after 60 months. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Applications must be returned no later than April 1. Additional information may be obtained online at or picked up at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia. of budget cuts, eight have taken other jobs or are not interested in returning, Rodenberg said. One has expressed interest in coming back. Officials hope reopening the jail beds will help reduce the number of warrants being reissued in Clermont County. This occurs when someone wanted on a warrant is stopped by police, but there is no room at the jail. The wanted person is issued a new warrant, or “re-cited.” “There is a lot of this occurring,” said Doug Brothers, an assistant to the county administrator. He estimated there are more than 2,000 people in the criminal justice system who have been re-cited. Municipal Court Judge Anthony Brock told commissioners at a work session he recently had a man appear before him who had been recited six times. “That is a problem we have to address,” he said. Commissioner Archie Wilson, who said he has been the victim of burglaries, said the county needs to spend more money on the jail and law enforcement and less on

economic development. “We need to open beds and get people off the street,” he said. Wilson advocated opening as many as 78 jail beds. But Rodenberg said he didn’t want to be in the position of laying off correction officers again if more beds than the county could afford were reopened. Jim Malloni, chief administrative officer for the sheriff, said it would take several months to hire and train the new officers. County Administrator David Spinney said Aug. 1 would be the target date for reopening the beds. The additional cost to the county for hiring the officers and other expenses of opening the jail section would be $218,750 for August through December. The estimated cost for 2012 would be $580,000. Spinney said the money would come from unappropriated funds in the county’s general fund. He said it may be necessary to draw down the county’s fund balance to pay for the expense. “They money is there,” he said.

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Citizen safety goal of cruiser computers “The evolution of Mobile Data Computers (MDC’s) in Clermont County provides law enforcement with a valuable resource in keeping the community safe,” said Clermont County Sheriff A. J. “Tim” Rodenberg. “Because deputies cover the entire county, it is critical for them to be able to communicate quickly and effectively, whether they are running a license plate or checking a driver’s license.” All Clermont County Sheriff’s Office cruisers are now outfitted with a wireless broadband system, which virtually eliminates dead spots in the county’s hilly terrain. Mobile Data computers were first placed in Clermont County law enforcement vehicles in 2000, after the launch of the 800 MHz radio system. It was only available for law enforcement, and operated slowly. “In 2008 when I became a commissioner, the county started looking at building a countywide Wi-Fi system that could be available to law enforcement, fire departments and other emergency responders, but that turned out to be a $2.5million project that would be

obsolete the moment we started building it,” said county Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “Instead, utilizing the Verizon network and wireless broadband cards, we have been able to avoid the cost of building and maintaining our own network. No capital costs were involved in tapping into this faster and more reliable system that connects all local emergency responders. Today, due to this new technology, Clermont County is a safer place to live, work and raise a family.” Humphrey said the increased speed of the broadband connection will allow other applications to be rolled out to law enforcement officers and will be a great tool for fire and other emergency responders in the county. “The MDCs allow them to receive a dispatch electronically on a computer screen in text form. They can make status changes by touching a button instead of using the radio. Having a dispatch in text format, rather than voice, reduces the possibility of error and needing to repeat information,” said Humphrey.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Bubp discusses Rx drug abuse legislation

State Rep. Danny Bubp (R-88th District) said legislation to address prescription drug abuse and strengthen oversight measures passed from the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 97-0. When enacted, it will combat the growing prevalence of prescription drug abuse deaths within the state of Ohio.

House Bill 93 will enhance the current Ohio Automated Rx Review System (OARRS) – which was established in 2006 to assist health care professionals identify drug-seeking behaviors – to provide additional oversight. It also will limit prescribers’ ability to personally furnish certain controlled substances; enact Medicaid reforms to improve consumer education and allow for better

care coordination; improve licensing and law enforcement for pain-management clinics; and develop a statewide prescription drug “take-back” program. House Bill 93 will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration and debate.

Livestock liability bill passes Ohio House

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Bubp (R-88th District) announced that House Bill 22 recently passed from the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 96-0. This legislation revises laws regarding civil and criminal penalties levied against livestock owners. House Bill 22 would ensure livestock owners whose animals are intentionally set free by an unauthorized person opening a gate or cutting a fence

would not be prosecuted for failing to keep their livestock from running at large. Under current law, a livestock owner would have criminal liability for circumstances beyond their control, regardless of how responsible the owner is. According to House Bill 22, in cases where animals escape due to a storm or a neighborhood prank, the owner would not be liable if proven that he or she acted

in a reasonably prudent manner to prevent or rectify the escape. Alternatively, liability would be imposed if the animal owner or keeper recklessly fails to maintain barns, fences and gates. House Bill 22 was introduced at the request of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio State Bar Association. It will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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Road just off Ohio 222 about five miles south of Batavia. Note: If you use Map Quest or GPS receiver, the Visitor Center is about 1.5 miles further on Slade Road, past the main dam and corps boat ramp.

BRIEFLY Village yard sale

FELICITY – A village-wide yard sale will be held this weekend in Felicity. Residents who have yard sales Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, or Sunday, April 3, will not be required to obtain a permit. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

School board meeting

BETHEL-TATE – The Bethel-Tate Local School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 19, at Bick Primary School.

Serving veterans

UNION TWP. – Eastgate Mall will host displays of organizations that serve the military and their families as part of National County Government month. The event will be during regular mall hours Saturday, April 2, in center court. The theme this year is Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families. Groups like Whole In My Heart, Yellow Ribbon Center and The Thank You Foundation are a few of the organizations that will be on hand to share information about their work. The public is welcome.

Quin-T club to meet

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Quin-T Democratic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 7. The purpose of the Quin-T Club is to raise awareness of Democratic issues and increase involvement of local Democrats in Clermont County politics. The Club meets the first Thursday of the month at a member’s house to discuss the Party, candidates and involvement in campaigns. For more information or to be contacted to help work on a campaign or club project, call 553-2446 or 553-4766.

River sweep volunteers

CLERMONT COUNTY – Volunteers are needed for

River Sweep 2011 scheduled for Saturday, June 18, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states. Anyone can volunteer. Call 1-800-359-3977 for site locations and county coordinators in their area or visit and click on River Sweep. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.

Quarter auction

BETHEL – The Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 406 in Bethel will host a quarter auction at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the post, on Legion Lane, just off Ohio 133 north of the village. For more information, call Judi Maupin at 876-4054.

Wear blue to work

CLERMONT COUNTY – Wear blue to work April 13 and make a difference in the life of a child. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Clermont County Children’s Services receives more than 1,000 calls a month regarding child abuse and neglect. Staff members would like to engage the community by asking everyone to wear blue to work April 13 to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. To make a report about suspected abuse or neglect, call 513-732-STOP (7867). Also, as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, families are invited to and evening of family games and fun from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, 2337 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia. For more information or to confirm your family’s atten-

dance: Call Jean Houston at 513-732-5034 or email

Camp fairs

CLERMONT COUNTY – Stepping Stones Center will hold its first ever Camp Fair for campers and families considering Stepping Stones’ day or overnight camps for children or adults with disabilities. All first-time campers must attend a Camp Fair. Fairs also are open to returning campers and families who want to learn more about Stepping Stones Center’s day and overnight camping or other programs for children and adults with disabilities. The fairs at the Indian Hill facility are March 26, April 17 and May 15 at Stepping Stones, 5650 Given Road in Indian Hill. The fairs at the Batavia are April 16 and May 14 at Stepping Stones, Camp Allyn, 1414 Lake Allyn Road, Batavia. To reserve space, call Marcie Brooks at 513-831-4660. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency. Web site is Fair times vary in the afternoon. First time campers will not be accepted unless they attend a camp fair.

county), will be open. The new Historic Clermont County book will be available for purchase. There is no admission charge.

Monitors sought

BATAVIA TWP. – Have you ever marveled at the sight of a sky-blue bird that is the sign of happiness? Once very rare in Ohio, eastern bluebirds have made an comeback thanks to nest boxes placed in fields and meadows. You can learn how to monitor nest boxes at the bluebirder’s meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center. Topics covered include bird and nest identification, and how to fill out a monitor data sheet. Armed with identification skills and data sheets, you can join the volunteers who keep tabs on the birds that use nest boxes by walking a short route each week. It only takes about an hour, plus you get to see wildlife up close and help the park. All programs are offered free of charge. For more infor-

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Owls make special visit to Ebon C. Hill By Kellie Geist-May


Raptor Inc.’s barn owl, Storm, is missing the bottom part of a wing. Because he can’t be released back into the wild, he spends his life as an educational bird.


Raptor Inc.’s Susan Williams straps a rope to Sylvester, the organization’s Great Horned Owl.

The fifth-graders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School visited with three special guests Thursday, March 24 – Horacio, Storm and Sylvester. These three boys were all owls who came to the school as part of a Raptor Inc. presentation on owls and birds of prey. Fifth-grade teacher Sandy Hastings said the presentation was part of a unit on life sciences. The students dissected owl pellets the day before. She said having Raptor Inc. bring the owls to school helps the students to understand birds of prey and be more interested in their studies. “How better to excite them about what they are learning than to see these birds in person,” she said. “Raptor Inc. is a wonderful resource and the kids really loved it.” Raptor Inc. is a rehabilitation center for birds of prey. When someone finds an injured or orphaned bird – everything from vultures to screech owls – they can call Raptor Inc. The team then helps the animal recover from the injury or learn to live on their own before returning the bird to the wild, said Raptor Inc. staff member Susan Williams. But some birds, like the Screech Owl named Horacio, the Barn Owl named Storm and the Great Horned Owl named Sylvester, are never well enough to live on their own in the wild. Those birds become edu-


Storm, Raptor Inc.’s barn owl, shows his wings off during a presentation at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School Thursday, March 24. cation program the Raptor Inc. staff presents in schools and special events, Williams said. “We try to keep the birds as wild as possible, but sometimes they’re not able to return to the wild,” she said. “We use them to teach people about birds of prey, the food chain and the importance of predators in our world.”

“There’s a real connection when you can see these animals face to face. It makes a difference,” Williams said. The presentation was paid for through a grant. For more information, visit Raptor Inc. is located in Cincinnati near Winton Woods and can be reached at 825-3325.



Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School’s fifth-graders watch while Susan Williams of Raptor Inc. talks about Ohio’s owl population.

Susan Williams, a presenter for Raptors Inc. tells the Ebon C. Hill Intermediate fifth-graders that the screech owl, like the one she’s holding, has ears on his face.




Susan Williams and Sylvester, Raptor Inc.’s Great Horned Owl, look at the reflection in the lighting during a presentation at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School Thursday, March 24.

Susan Williams of Raptors Inc. shows off Horacio, the organization’s Screech Owl, during a March 24 presentation to the fifth-graders at Hill Intermediate School.

One of the students at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School asked Raptor Inc.’s Susan Williams about the coloring on Sylvester, the Great Horned Owl. Williams said the coloring is meant as camouflage, but the orange, yellows and browns make the Great Horned Owl the “tiger of the sky.”

Student writing contest deadline approaches For Bethel-Tate High School students who want a chance to win money with their writing skills, the deadline for Dr. Charles Frost’s 2011 Creative Writing Contest is just around the corner. The deadline for the annual contest is 1 p.m. Friday, April 8. Interested students should submit an original, previously unpublished poem, short story or play. Drop-offs can be made by placing the submission and entry form in an envelope and putting the envelope in

the “Creative Writing Contest” box in the main offices at Bethel-Tate Middle and Bethel-Tate High schools. The first-place prize is $300; second, $200; third, $100; and fourth, $75. The language arts teacher of the first place winner also will receive $100 to spend in the classroom. Frost said the contest is his way of supporting the written arts in his community. “My reason for sponsoring the writing contest is to help students realize the impor-

tance of a well-written document whether its a text message or a short story or other piece of information,” Frost said. “Perhaps the lessons learned will provide a boost for further educational opportunities.” Winners will be announced Friday, April 29. Here are the guidelines: • Entry must be an original, unpublished poem, short story or play. • One entry per student is permitted. • All work should be submitted on 8.5 x 11-inch white paper and printed or written

in black ink. • You name should not appear on the body of the work, only on the entry form. • Entry forms must be signed. • Work will not be returned to the participants. • By registering, participants agree that his or her entry may be published in part or in full. • All judging decisions are final. For more information, contact Heather Frost-Hauck at

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The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2010-2011.


Brianna Blakley, Jayce Freeman, Desiree Hall,

Hannah Howard, Clayton Kaylor, Jarrett Mastin, Trina Paynter, Caleb Roehm, Gideon Smith and Andrew West

First grade

Nathan Baker, Kenny Castletine, Bailee Caudill, Troy Cook, Garrett Conley, Whitney Hauserman, Wyatt McElfresh, Maddie McMillin, Connor Ninichuck, Audrey Pinger,

Garrett Pinger, Chloe Quatkemeyer and Garrett Taulbee.

Second grade

Kiersten Chandler, Hannah DeAtley, Luke Dunaway, Rachel Foley, Noah Hall, Aaron Hopper, Zach Metzger, Seth Roehm, Kadyn Thomas, Landen Tull and Hunter Webb.

Third grade

James Baker, Dale Bowles, Logan Clarkson, Cheyenne Cummins, Amanda Holbrook, Ellie Hoog, Cassidy Louderback, Madison Moore, Destiny Paynter, Riley Pinger, Bryce Reece, Craig Senteney and Austin Sharp.

Fourth grade

Thomas Auxier, Kylie Belt, Nathaniel Buckler, Ceirra Bush, Caitlyn Caskey, Jalyn Clark, Sierra Crawford, Trenton Edwards, Dominique Fueston, Derick Henderson, Desiree Hopper, Christian Leggett, Hunter McMillin, Thresa Perkins, Austin Perry, Breann Wagers and Zachary Woodruff.


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March 31, 2011

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Felicity-Franklin no worse for Wear By Scott Springer

After weeks of lonely work on the road, Rob Wear once stopped his truck in one of the most beautiful valleys he’d ever seen. As the sun set, he watched as deer and elk came feathering down from the mountains and hills. The scene was so inspiring to him that he vowed to name his next child, boy or girl, after it. He was in Montana. Ten years later (and 14 years after her closest older brother) Montana Wear was born. Nine years after that, Rob Wear discovered his daughter could hurl a softball underhand with considerable velocity. Montana Wear is now a dominant force in girls fastpitch softball after leading Felicity-Franklin to a 20-2 mark last season before bowing out in the regional tournament last May against Williamsburg. She’s back for her junior year now with her father, Rob, stepping in as head coach of the Cardinals. Rob Wear assisted Damon Smith last season and was an assistant at Mount Notre Dame the prior year. He inherits a loaded defending Division IV sectional and district champion. “I’m only missing two girls from last year’s starters,” he said. “But, I only have 15 players and everyone has to earn their spot. The attitudes are great this year, because everybody knows they have to earn their spot; it won’t be given to them.” Williamsburg looms as Wear’s chief Cardinal rival

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Felicity-Franklin softball phenom Montana Wear struck out 303 hitters in 148 innings last season and posted a 0.61 ERA for the Division IV sectional champions last season. She threw six no-hitters (including one perfect game).


Felicity-Franklin second-baseman Jordan White throws a runner out in the latter innings of the regional semifinal against Williamsburg. Felicity lost 4-3 in extra innings last May in Tippecanoe. New coach Rob Wear looks to return the Lady Cardinals to the regional and beyond this spring. as they sent FelicityFranklin home 4-3 last year behind the efforts of Rachel

Meisberger (who is back). Wear hopes to even the score with the Wildcats and

plans to follow the obvious strategy of riding his daughter’s arm to victory.

“Montana’s just a dominating force on the mound,” Wear said. “Not just because she’s my daughter.” Wear has groomed Montana and her teammates by building a practice facility on his property that he often lets others use and by studying the game through seminars at places like Ohio State and Alabama. He’s also met the great Olympian Jennie Finch. Southern Buckeye National foes this spring will again look at Montana Wear’s repertoire, which garnered her an ERA of 0.61 with 303 strikeouts in 148 innings. She shut 18 teams down, threw six nohitters and one perfect game. To boot, she hit .377 with five homers and 19 runs batted in.

McNicholas High School takes to the field in 2011 set on defending its Girls Greater Cincinnati League Gray Division championship from a season ago. Rockets head coach Tim Ross knows his squad has a tough road ahead playing in the GGCL, but he and his squad are ready to fight for the league title. On offense, senior Hannah Schoolfield should give McNick’s lineup a major boost after batting .316 with 23 RBI last spring. The squad’s other senior, Emily Hass, should also continue to give opposing pitchers a headache, after hitting .292 and swiping 19 bases last season. Other returning players, such as Haley Stultz, Jen Ruhe and Courtney Curran are also expected to contribute to the lineup. In the circle, the Rockets will rely on staff ace Abby Jones. Despite only being a sophomore, Jones proved herself to be one of the best pitchers in the conference last spring. She went 7-11 during the 2010 last year, but her record doesn’t tell the whole story. In 132.2 innings pitched last spring, Jones recorded a 1.95 ERA and fanned 135 batters. Both marks topped the statistical categories of the GGCL central. Other players expected to contribute include freshmen Danielle Piening, Carly Dugan, Carsen Gerome, Meaghan McGraw and Jen Foltz.

Also back for the Cardinals are twins Hilary (C) and Jordan (2B) White, their stepsister Amanda White (3B), Brittany Sowers (1B), Shelby Lucas (SS) and Kelsey Mitchell (RF). Rob Wear said the community has embraced the Cardinals, and they hope to return the favor. “I told them we want to get back in the tournament and hang a state banner on the wall here,” Wear said. It would be the first team state championship in the school’s long history.

Bethel-Tate girls get ready at the bat By Scott Springer


Bethel-Tate’s Katie Kilgore runs to first base after a hit against Blanchester last spring. Kilgore is one of seven returning players for the Lady Tigers. She also will be one of the arms used on the mound in relief of senior starter Brooke Kenneda.

Returning seven seniors, Bethel-Tate High School girls softball coach John Weber is looking for a promising spring. The Lady Tigers were 812 last season (5-9 Southern Buckeye American) and look to improve on that mark with the amount of veterans returning. “We have seniors with a large amount of experience and a few younger players that mix in well,” Weber said by email. “Our senior leadership will be a big part of how our season goes.” Weber’s senior seven are: Katie Colwell, Brook Hensley, Blake Woodward, Sarah Weber, Katie Kilgore, Amanda Davis and Brooke Kenneda. Also back are junior Katilyn Allen and sophomore Sydney Kilgore. Kenneda hit .369 with a home run and nine runs batted in while recording eight wins on the mound. She had a 2.40 ERA and struck out 126. “Our pitching should be strong with returning senior starter Brooke Kenneda and two good pitchers to go along with her in Katie Kilgore and Katelyn Allen,” Weber said. “We should have a strong defense and

The Lady Tigers were 8-12 last season (5-9 Southern Buckeye American) and look to improve on that mark. are working on our offense, which for the last two years has been a little lacking.” Beyond Kenneda’s .369 mark, returning senior Sarah Weber hit .343 for Bethel-Tate. The Lady Tigers only reached double digits in runs once (11 vs. Fayetteville-Perry). They plated eight against East Clinton and six over Georgetown, but most of their games featured just three to five runs. “In our league we see very good pitching, so you have to take advantage of any chance you get to score,” Weber said. “In all, we should be good team based on the team concept, because we are well-rounded.” Last year’s eight wins were the most Bethel-Tate’s tallied in recent years and with many of those girls back, more is expected. After two road games to start the season, Weber’s girls’ home opener is April 1 against Goshen. No fooling.


Bethel-Tate’s Blake Woodward smiles after scoring a run against Blanchester in a game last season. Woodward is one of coach John Weber’s seven returning seniors this spring.



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March 31, 2011






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Injury leads to better understanding So far this year, I felt as if I was an Everybody Counts participant learning what a senior with health issues goes through daily. It started three days before Christmas when I fell in the snow. I sprained my wrist, cracked a tiny bone in my hand and reinjured my left knee and thigh muscle. My hand required a splint. I didn’t realize how much I used my left hand until I had to answer phones or drive with one hand. Putting on a sweater or coat created problems, especially when Velcro on the splint attached itself to the coat lining. When a co-worker saw me come to work one cold day with my coat barely draped around my shoulders, she gave me a poncho to wear instead. And, forget tying my snow boots. I also couldn’t lift anything over five pounds or kneel. When I subbed at our information table at a neighborhood Kroger, I relied on

one of our bus drivers for transportation. As he routinely does with seniors, Driver Ron Potraffke helped me on the bus, buckled my seat belt, assisted Sharon me off, and carBrumagem ried our agency sign, easel and Community my tote bag. Press guest While riding columnist the bus, I struck up a conversation with a veteran named Robert. He goes to a treatment clinic three days a week. He has no other transportation except Clermont Senior Services. That gave me a jolt. I grumbled about being inconvenienced by my injuries, yet circumstances for many seniors like Robert are permanent. They rely upon CSS drivers/buses to get to

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Should the United States rethink its nuclear power program and plans because if the situation in Japan? Why or why not? “If you mean by ‘rethink’ that U.S. energy policy should adapt and learn from the best available engineering and safety practices, then yes. If you mean panic, then no. “As President Obama has pointed out, nuclear power is an essential part of our (and other countries’) energy future given the need to address global climate disruption. “Our biggest problem is NIMBYism (not in my backyard) that precludes safe, secure storage of waste. “We must be willing to store some of that waste in Ohio and share the burden, given that we all reap the benefits of abundant energy. “And, we must not cut corners on safety and design costs, so that we minimize the chances of a Fukushima Daiichi-type incident.” D.P. “The U.S. Department of Energy reports, the last reactor built was the ‘River Bend’ plant in Louisiana. Its construction began in March of 1977. “The last plant to begin commercial operation is the ‘Watts Bar’ plant in Tennessee, which came online in 1996. “As America’s population grows so does our need for inexpensive energy. “How will we recharge or electric cars? Japan is the world’s largest importer of LNG (liquefied natural gas) and coal and the third largest net importer of oil. “The earthquake operators of the Fukushima Dai complex told safety regulators they failed to inspect 33 pieces of equipment including a motor and backup generator for the No. 1 reactor. “The argument of nuclear power or not has many issues to consider. The United States should rethink its nuclear power plans in light of the situation in Japan. “If we were victims of a quake like the one in Japan how would

Next questions Where are the worst potholes or roads in your community? What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. we react? “God bless the Japanese people. Please pray for them.” C.M. “Yes, I think the risk is far greater than the reward. While I don’t really like what burning coal does to the environment or the health risks to the coal miners it is still much safer than nuclear energy. “There are also hydro, solar and wind solutions that are not being used enough!” J.W. “Let us move ahead. Technology keeps changing and more precautions are being built into the plans. We need to get something going for energy instead of Washington just talking about it. “Where is the push for our abundance of natural gas? Why aren’t we drilling here? “Oh no, let’s force car makers into electric car manufacturing so that China makes more money because they supply the batteries. “Why can’t we build the United States up through industry to be more self-sufficient?” C.A.S. “I think all of the security and safety precautions should be revisited. We should also take advantage of what they find through the investigations in Japan.” B.N. “No, I think with all the safety measures that have gone into planning before the plants are built that they are safe.” L.S.

and from doctor appointments, medical treatments and hospitals while coping with health issues that are far more than an inconvenience. After Robert was dropped off at the clinic, I asked Ron what it is like driving a bus for CSS. He said most passengers have a positive attitude and consider the agency and its services a blessing. I also found friendships are made and rediscovered while seniors ride buses. “Some seniors who have lost touch with former co-workers or classmates meet up again on the bus,” Ron said. “Others, who ride to and from lifelong learning centers, start socializing outside centers.” Driver Steve Hess picked me up from Kroger. He expressed his commitment to seniors, saying being a CSS driver is the one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable jobs

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Afraid of negotiation? I have read many articles about collective bargaining recently, both sides of the argument. Wayne Keirns’ article in the Bethel Journal of March 17th pointed out several things that might have made sense to you. I look at them from another viewpoint. Mr. Keirns claims there are plenty of governmental agencies to take care of workplace safety. The strength of governmental agencies comes and goes with whoever is in office. When Reagan was president many of them were reduced to nothing and could not do their jobs. As a result, there were many deaths across the United States because of dangerous jobs. Mr. Keirns also states people can turn down a job that doesn’t pay what they want. Why can’t business owners and the government continue to negotiate union contracts until they reach an agreement they like? Could it be our government is unwilling to negotiate with the unions? Why?

If they can’t do their jobs, maybe they need replaced. Mr. Keirns states that he worked in the private sector for 45 years and earned a good living. I am glad to hear that but did he make a good living because his company paid him and his colleagues well to keep out the union? This happens much of the time because companies know they will have to give up some of their profits, it has nothing to do with the unions putting them out of business. What business owner, government agency, or union in their right mind would negotiate a contract that would put them out of business? Many recent union contracts provide for cuts in workers’ benefits and pay because of the bad economy. It works both ways. When we are in hard times employees take a cut. One of the reasons we lost thousands of jobs to foreign countries is because of the policies of our government. They aggressively sought out businesses and


asked them if they wanted to go overseas. They especially targeted plants with unions. It worked, Frances Ginn now if people Community want a job with Press guest benefits, it can’t columnist be found. Twenty years from now we will have a bunch of old people who have to continue to work because they have no retirement benefits. It is hard to save for retirement when you only make $10 an hour or less. It is also hard to pay for health insurance or any other kind of insurance with that kind of pay. Yet, that is all people can find today unless they are a doctor or lawyer. Let’s leave the unions alone and put the blame where it belongs – on government or businesses that don’t want to negotiate. Frances J. Ginn is a part-time drycleaner and writer. She has lived in Bethel most of her life.

United Way helps with EITC initiative United Way of Greater Cincinnati is supporting families by helping them determine whether they can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as receive free help preparing their tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service estimates that 20 percent of eligible taxpayers fail to claim the credit, which could put as much as $5,666 into the pockets of a family with three or more children, $5,036 for a family with two children, $3,050 for a family with one child, or up to $457 for a worker with no children. If you worked in 2010, you and your family may be eligible to claim the EITC. Eligible families earned between $48,362 (married filing jointly, with a family of more than three children) and $13,460 (single with no children). Receive help at Clermont County Community Services, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, by appointment only, Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 735-8807 This is just one of more than

30 free tax preparation sites in surrounding counties where United Way is teaming up with community partners. Each tax prep site offers trained Lucy Crane tax prep volunCommunity teers who will assist taxpayers Press guest in preparing their columnist tax forms and determining whether filers are eligible for the EITC. Those interested in the service should bring the following to their tax prep site: • Valid picture I.D. • Social Security cards for all individuals listed on the return. • A copy of last year’s tax return is helpful, but not required. • Form 8332 for non-custodial parent claiming child. • All income statements: Forms W-2, 1098, 1099, Social Security, Unemployment, or other benefits statements, self-employment records and any documents show-

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ing taxes withheld. • Child/dependent care provider’s tax number, if applicable. • Student loan interest/college tuition expenses paid. • Proof of account at financial institution for direct debit or deposit (i.e. canceled/ voided check or bank statement). • Additional documentation to claim possible tax credits, such as first-time homebuyer credit. To learn if you’re eligible or to find opening dates and times for other sites, or for a list of partners, visit or call United Way 211 (dial 2-1-1). Lucy Crane is the EITC regional coordinator and United Way director, Community Impact.


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Karen Scherra, Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board director, and Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, perform March 11 at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

Uecker, Delaney top dancers in ‘stars’ event State Rep. Joe Uecker and his dance partner, UC Clermont Development Director Meredith Delaney, won the mirror ball trophy as top dancers March 11 at the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Second Annual Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza. Ten dance couples competed in the event at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Members of the audience voted for their favorite dancers. The event raised money for CCDD.

Clermont County Prosecutor Don White and his wife, Bonnie White, show their dance moves at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

Julie Graybill, Clermont Chamber of Commerce director of communications and development, and Dan Ottke, CCDD adult services director, compete at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

State Rep. Joe Uecker and dance partner Meredith Delaney, UC Clermont Development Director, show off their winning moves at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza. They won the mirror ball trophy for the top performance.

CCDD volunteer Carl Woodrow and his granddaughter, Kathryn Lachat, take to the dance floor.

Williamsburg schools Superintendent Jeff Weir and his wife, Kelly Weir, take to the dance floor at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

CNE Superintendent Neil Leist and his wife, Candy Leist, show their dance moves March 11 at the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza.

Jayne Mummert, CNE school board member, and Ken Tracy, Miami Township trustee, danced to “At the Hop.”

Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo dressed up as a cowboy to compete in the Dancing with the Stars Extravaganza March 11. His partner was his sister, Susan Vilardo, executive director of The Literacy Council of Clermont/Brown Counties.


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Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $26 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Free weekday child care available. Family friendly. $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 7-9:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive, $10. Presented by Clermont Northeastern High School. 685-1396; Batavia. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 1


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Includes fish, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna melt, cheese pizza, sides, soup, salad and desserts. Carryout available. $4$9. Presented by Holy Trinity-Batavia. 7322024; Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish or shrimp platters, fish sandwich, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. Other menu items available. Carryout available. Benefits Veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. $6.75 platters. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, Saratoga chips, coleslaw, cottage cheese and apple sauce. Carryout available. Family friendly. $6. 8319876. Milford. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drivethrough available. $1-$12. 683-0105; Loveland.

Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken, shrimp, macaroni and cheese or French fries, cole slaw and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits United Methodist Men’s church projects. $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. St. Veronica Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Includes fries and baked fish and shrimp platters, fish sandwiches, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, sides and more. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. $7.50 platters, $4.50 sandwich. 528-1622. Mount Carmel.

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Bells of the World, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Collection of bells from around the world by Marilyn Grismere, bell collector since 2004. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, $10. 6851396; Batavia. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Dinners include fried cod or shrimp, or baked salmon or tilapia, or cheese pizza. Sides and drinks available. Carryout available. $8, $4 children. 575-0119. Milford.


Board Game Day, 2-4 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Scrabble and variety of board games. All ages welcome. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619; Bethel.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, 7-9:30 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, $10. 685-1396; Batavia.


Virtual Insight, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Original, audience-interactive, dinner theater murder mystery. Includes buffet-style dinner. Doors open 7 p.m. $20. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. Through April 2. 623-3589; Union Township.


Lenten Series: You will be Transformed, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., With Steve Ray, internationally renowned Catholic author, producer and speaker. Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. Free. Through April 8. 388-4099; Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 2

EDUCATION Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved adult remedial driving program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Virtual Insight, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, $20. 623-3589; Union Township. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 3


Country Buffet Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, All-you-can-eat buffet includes coffee and juice. $7. Through April 10. 831-9876. Milford.


Performing Live on the Town will present “Virtual Insight” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. The event is an audience-interactive dinner theater murder mystery and includes a buffetstyle dinner. Cost is $20; doors open at 7 p.m. The show runs through April 2. For more information, call 623-3589 or visit Pictured are performers Glenn Schaich, Renee Maria, and Sharon Rose in a past performance by PLOTT performers. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 5



Hedgeapple Trail Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Naturalistled hike. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 4


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.

Poetry Workshop for Women, 7-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, For women interested in writing as a spiritual and creative practice. Includes instruction in the art and craft of poetry, writing time and opportunities for participants to share what they have written. Poetry craft sessions held on alternate Tuesdays to provide opportunities for constructive feedback. $175 weekly with craft session. Registration required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Wii Game Night, 7-8 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Ages 11-18. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.


Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Free. 248-2999. Milford.


Job Loss Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Holy Family Room. Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 7241070. Williamsburg.

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Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A P R I L 6


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Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Teen Book Club, 3-4:30 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare. Includes snacks. Ages 13-18. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619; Bethel.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $26 annually, first meeting free. 843-4220. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Spring Peepers, 7:30 p.m., Shor Park Nature Trails, 4659 Tealtown Road, Search puddles and ditches for Ohio’s smallest frog. Bring flashlight and be prepared to get feet wet. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Milford.


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Bethel Journal

March 31, 2011


Dear body of mine, are you my friend or are you my foe? “The Church says the body is an occasion of sin; science says the body is a machine; advertising says the body is a business; the body says ‘I am a fiesta.’” So writes Eduardo Galeano in “Walking Words.” What would you say? Typically our attitude toward our body changes. When we’re young our body is our friend. Our bodies are like a benefactor who keeps his wallet open willing to freely give us energy, strength, sleep, sex appeal and resilience. Supple bodies enable us to run up flights of stairs, do cartwheels, play demanding athletic games, dance uninhibitedly, study and cram all night without sleep, jog for miles, watch a game in the rain and get over a cold in a day or two. We can always count on our bodies. What a blow it is when our

bodies begin to change. Thankfully, it’s done slowly. Gradually we begin to meet tired legs and shortened breath at the top of the stairs; Father Lou hamstrings and Guntzelman skin that lose Perspectives elasticity; aches and cramps after minimal exertion; heartburn; difficulty in sleeping and a stomach that insists on preceding us wherever we go. Middle age and after is when we work out thinking in another couple months we’ll be back to normal. But the old normal has forgotten where we live. A new normal winks at us in the mirror. Ever notice how we experience a low-level of irritation when little

injuries occur and seem to hang on and on. “It’s not the pain,” we say, “it’s the inconvenience.” Wrong! It’s not just the inconvenience or the pain. It’s our too obvious aging, our mortality, our turncoat body that irritates us. Betrayal by a friend. Now it seems our bodies shout an assessment for all to hear. “This person is not worth as much as before because their body is losing it.” People begin to send us funny birthday cards about going downhill, being impotent, wrinkled and irrelevant. But wait! If a human person in composed of more than a mere physical component to their being; if the purpose of living is the development of inner characteristics; if spiritual qualities like love count more than lust, wisdom more than strength, and compassion more than skin tone – then

perhaps our bodies remain more of a friend than we realize. In a sense, our bodies slowly turn us around to look inside for our value rather than outside. Our changing bodies gradually erode pretenses, pride, and illusions. They reveal what we’re really made of. Our slackening bodies level the playing field between all of us and measure us by the same standards of inner character - compassion, integrity and love. We come to realize that we are a mystery larger than the confines of our body. Not only are we responsible for raising our children, we are also responsible for raising ourselves – especially in the second half of life. The long-term neglect of the growth of self, and a backward yearning to regain youth, will have its effects on us. Commonly it’s expressed in that crankiness

that is the leakage of repressed anger. As Dr. Hollis notes, “Rather than mellowing most people become more of what they already are. Those who whine will now whine more, those dependent now will become children, those in denial now will blame others.” The only true cure for negative aging is inner growth. What is most healing for older adults is the knowledge that they are still loved and capable of loving. Our bodies may seem to have turned into our foe. Yet it is our bodies, more than any other physical thing, that teach us the temporary nature of this world – and nudge us to hear the wisdom we need to hear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Don’t pass up pasta when looking for healthy meal Everybody has a story. And today’s “Guru in our Backyard,” Amy Nichols, has an inspiring one. Amy, a Withamsville reader, is a fitness instructor at the gym where I go with Maggie, my daughter-in-law Jess’ mom. Back in January, Maggie cajoled me into going – I have never been a “gym” person, figuring I get enough exercise hoeing the garden, splitting wood, or just being in survival mode out here on my little patch of heaven. Anyway, I’m the one at

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Howdy folks, One morning last week for breakfast we had grapefruit, hot biscuits, homemade butter and orange marmalade. The marmalade Ruth Ann made. When we got up, Ruth Ann said how does this sound for breakfast. Well, I said I think I will stay and eat. How good! See the recipe later in this column. Last Saturday the Grange at Mowrystown had their card party with a good crowd. It was a wonderful evening seeing folks we don’t see often. Last Friday the Grange at Nicholsville was good with plans made for the Grassy Run event April 29, April 30 and May 1. This is always a good time. The Monroe Grange serves food and beverages

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Red, yellow and orange bell peppers, roasted in the oven until skins are blackened 2 tablespoons olive oil 10 oz. baby spinach 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 1 ⁄4 cup fresh chopped basil 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin) 1 ⁄4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Peel and seed roasted peppers and cut into julienne strips. In a large sauté pan over high heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add spinach, 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic, 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Sauté spinach until soft, two to three minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and add rest of garlic, peppers, wine, broth and rest of salt.


Withamsville reader Amy Nichols and her daughter, Sophia, show off a plate of their favorite pasta dish. Simmer until sauce begins to thicken, eight to 10 minutes. Meanwhile cook pasta until tender to bite. Stir basil, spinach and extra virgin olive oil into the roasted pepper sauce. Toss pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Serves six. For more awesome health tips from Amy, check out my online column at Just do a search for “Heikenfeld.”

Rita’s easy couscous

For Mrs. Johnson, who wanted to know how to make it more flavorful. “Just cooking it in water doesn’t do it,” she said. 2 cups broth

1 teaspoon garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup couscous, whole wheat if you can find it Garnish: Shredded Parmesan or feta, chopped tomatoes, green onions Bring broth and garlic to a boil. Stir in couscous. Turn off heat, cover and let stand five minutes. Fluff with fork and garnish to taste.

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If I have leftover greens, I’ll shred them up and add them to the couscous after it’s cooked. They wilt nicely. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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at this event. This is hard work, but enjoyable. We get to see folks from different and George states get some Rooks history of Ole early times. other Fisherman dayThe as Ruth Ann and I were coming home from Bethel, we decided to stop and see our great granddaughter who was visiting with her grandparents Debbie and Bob. She has sure done some growing. The last time we had seen her, her mom, Jennifer and dad, Jason had taken her for her checkup. She wasn’t very happy. The doctor had given her a couple shots. I remember when our first baby got her shots. Boy, I was bent out of shape. I know these little ones have to have these shots, but I didn’t like for my baby to have the needles put in their little bodies. Have you seen the big flocks of wild turkey? A couple weeks ago on the way to Batavia, we saw a flock of wild turkeys that was probably over 50 birds. On the way up to the White Oak Grange last Saturday, we saw in two different places, folks were taking pictures of the wild turkeys. One was at De La Palma, there was a big flock. The other place was on Ohio 32 in a bean field close to the new hospital west of Mt. Orab. The turkey population is sure getting big along with the deer population. Last Monday Ruth Ann and I cleaned two big tractor tires and planted spinach in

them. We built two more raised beds, one for carrots and one for green onions. We got onion sets at the Grant green house and planted the new bed. We have another small bed planted in onions. They are starting to grow. We got blueberry plants to start raising blueberries. Ruth Ann makes pies using blueberries and we like to eat the berries. They need an acidy soil. When we plant these beds of spinach, we cover them with a plastic fence to keep the cats from using them for a bathroom. I know they need some place to go but not in our garden! When we were at the Grants Greenhouse and Farm, they have so many items for folks to buy – tomato plants, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, onion sets, white, red and yellow; seed taters, snow peas, and much more. Different kinds of fruit trees, strawberry plants, all kinds of flowers, so mark your calendar for their open house April 16-17. As a reminder, the U.S. Grant Vocational School will be having their community appreciation dinner April 16 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. You don’t want to miss this fantastic meal. The Forcee brothers, students and facility do a super job. This is a wonderful school and a great asset to the community. It is a great place for students to get their training for their life’s work. On April 16 from 7:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. is the last Bethel Lions Club Pancake breakfast for this season. So come out and have breakfast, go to Grants

Farm to get your plants and seeds and then go to the vocational school for supper. Wow, what a day! The Monroe Grange will have an open house on Saturday, April 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Nicholsville. At 7 p.m. will be the monthly card party, so come and learn about the Grange and what a great community organization it is. Now Ruth Ann will put a receipt for Orange Marmalade. She made some a couple of weeks ago and it is sure good. You can’t beat homemade food.

Orange Marmalade

I purchased Kroger CanJel fruit pectin, so the recipe is in the instructions, but here it is: 4 oranges and 2 lemons, remove the rinds in quarters, shave off and discard most of the white pith. Slice remaining rind finely with scissors or sharp knife. Add 2 1⁄2 cups water and 1⁄8 teaspoon baking soda. Simmer covered for 20 minutes, stir occasionally. Chop fruit finely, (we didn’t do this, we just made the juice) add to rind and simmer another 10 minutes. Using 4 cups of orange juice add the pectin, bring to a rolling boil. Add 6-1⁄2 cups sugar, the fruit mixture. Bring to rolling boil again and boil two minutes. Ladle into jars mixing the fruit peels throughout the jar and seal. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


March 31, 2011

Bethel Journal



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Celebrate National Library Week Clermont County Public Library (CCPL) is celebrating National Library Week, April 11 to April 16, with a visit from Yogi Bear and a creative writing contest. A first-place winner in both the teen and adult categories will win a Kobo eReader. Teens, ages 13-17, are asked to write a short story based upon this first line: “I woke up in the year 3011.” Entries must be 1,000 words or less and submitted

online or in person at the library by April 30. Adults, ages 18, and older can write a memoir about themselves, family member or memorable person from their life in 1,500 words or less. Entries must be submitted online or in person at the library by April 30. Entries containing profanity, violence and/or sexually-explicit material will not be considered. Yogi Bear visits: April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Bethel.

Plant sale to help native environment The Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a variety of native seedlings and ground covers as part of the 2011 Clermont Conservation Plant Sale, including sugar maples, river birch, spicebush, and eastern white pine trees. “Non-native plants require more maintenance and resources to thrive,” said Susie Steffensen with the conservation district. “Once they are established, native plants require little or no maintenance, fertilizer or extra water. These are all things that can save you time and money.” Orders for the seedlings and groundcovers will be taken through Friday, April 8. Orders also are available for bird feeders, compost bins and rain barrels. The order form can be downloaded at www.cler- or call 7327075. Some supplies are limited. “Gardens made up of non-native plants are contributing to a decline in habitat and natural resources needed for our insects, birds and other wildlife,” said Steffensen. “A large number of insects rely exclusively on native plants for food and habitat. Fewer bugs and the decline in habitat are causing up to a 10 percent reduction in our songbird population each year. Without food and shelter, some bird species could face extinction.” Pick up for prepaid 2011 Clermont Conservation Plant Sale items is between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville.


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Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

Worship Services

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon



GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)

Something for children at each service


Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church 19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!


Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)

9:30am 10:30am

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible



WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.


4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 •


CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided


Welcomes You

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

Bethel Nazarene Church

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am



MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201


March 18 – Mark Potts, Tracy Gates, Robin Riehle, Linda Davisson, Aaron Daugherty, Andy Ewald, Carl Reeves. March 19 – Chad Bowen, Stephen Butler, Sara Glutz, David Pitzer. March 20 – Janice Spurlock, Carl Haworth, Rose Hannah, Dan Ireton, John Marmaduke. March 21 – Barbara Snider, James Parker Jr., Sylvia Thompson, Michael Baker, Christopher Baker, Tommy Drott, Kyle Berry. March 22 – Brock Stowell, Connie Berry, Hunter Long. March 23 – Amanda Wolf, Angie Singler, Gilbert Barnes, Timberly Curtsinger, Pete Holbrook, Beatrice Ruthford. March 24 – Daryl White, Heather Sutton, Kathy Riley, Amanda Huedepohl, Paula Bick. March 25 – Nicole Weber, Ashley Gladwell, Judy Graham, Kristen Ladd, Breanna Baker. March 26 – Carol Teegarden, Marie Fithen, Helen Stemmerding, Phillip Theaderman, Angie Elkins. March 27 – Kelly Brooks, Karen Worthington, Carol Lawson. March 28 – Tim O’Hara, Judy Cleaver, Charlie Brunner, Bernice Adkins, Mariah Conger, Marleen Burton, Eric Zimmerman, Tiffany Boggs, Nancy Shula, Darlene Fultz, Ed Howe, Martha Harvey, Tamora Brashear. March 29 – Brenda Frazee, June Bell, Gail Neeley, Mike Swartz, Elizabeth Hughes, Fannie Dufau. March 30 – Dan Miller, Robert Hafner, Rev. Larry Baker, Amy Throckmorton, Lori Flannery, Drew Swartz. March 31 – Rhonda Hollbrook, Melanie Jasontek, Eric Weber, Traci Mathews, Alicia Dunn, Matthew Rector.

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


Happy birthday to

March 1 – Daryle Tuttle, Janice White, Dale Anderson, Bryon Fossyl, Frank Wilson, Ann Miller. March 2 – Anissa Jones, Maurice Collins, Terry Redden, John Lawson. March 3 – Dave Davis, Nathan Masters, Bart Jackson, Jason Brumley, Dan Frazee, Bill Duckworth Sr., Glenda Barger, Eddie Mathews. March 4 – Mark Ryan, Eleanor Sparks, Virginia Lykins, Ken Bailey, Elizabeth Ryerson, Klint Ladd, Lauren Neufarth. March 5 – Steven Squires, Curtis Harmon, Angela Cornwell, Robert Meece, Wanda McMillion, David Gray, Sandy Cumby, Monica Parker, Bob Gabbard, Andrew Peelman, Kyle Gunn, Janet Swarthout, Rebekah Nelcamp. March 6 – Ryan Cranfill, Debbie Friskney, Blake Woodward, Gertie Hansel, Glenn Jodrey, Pat Arnold, Beverly Persons, Edna Wilson, Brett Elkins, Ed Dyer, Rae Frost. March 7 – John Napier, David Trisler, Debby Redden. March 8 – Danny Poe, Clarence Day, Jim Hudson, Shirley Theaderman, Hayward Baker, Marjorie Hale, Winfred Lykins. March 9 – Rick Broach, Chester Hayes, Janet Cook, Kay Parker, Steve Schweickart. March 10 – Derek Duckworth, Joyce Duckworth, Tim Chandler, Kyle Boggs, Tony Baker, Patrick Dennis, Patty Thacker, Ralph McKinley, Kyle Dincler, Rick Wilson, Crystal Merrill. March 11 – Bill Straub, Yvone Tumblin, Mary LePere, Tammy Burns, P. J. Canter, Ruth Friskney. March 12 – Brion Courts, Sylvia Baillargeon, John Lee, Matthew McKee, Wyatt O’Neil. March 13 – Erica Day, Jason Feist, Clark Sodders, Frances Earhart, Matthew Canter. March 14 – Lura Gravely, Mary Jo Miller, Gary Beach, Jamie Hatfield, Tim Gleason, Richard Wissman, Ben Wallace, Amy Dyer. March 15 – Emily Walters, Sheri Wehrum, Brain Thompson, Steve Menard, Pat Prebble, Wanda McMillion, Benjamin Martin, Christopher Nelcamp, Ruth Henson, Becky Menard (In Memory). March 16 – Bea Riley, Melody Allan, Lynn Lower, Pat Davis, Joyce Trunnel, Garry Garrison. March 17 – Amanda Davis, Stacey Roewer, Pat Slattery, Diana Riddle, Peggy Houser Hess (In Memory).

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship/Children’s Church Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”




Bethel Journal


March 31, 2011

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128


Incidents/investigations Burglary

Jewelry, cellphone, etc. taken; $1,768 at 508 S. Charity St., Feb. 24.

Deception to obtain dangerous drugs Reported at Bethel Urgent Care at 720 W. Plane St., Feb. 26.

Disorderly conduct

Female reported offense at 140 N. Union St., Feb. 28. Subject became disruptive in courtroom at 120 N. Main St., March 2.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 400 N. Charity St., March 4.


Male juvenile being bullied at 100


block of Harris Avenue, March 8.


Female juvenile reported missing at 500 block of South Charity, March 5.

Property damage

Vehicle damaged building at 518 W. Plane St., March 2.


Jewelry taken; $18,855 at 2572 Ohio 133, Feb. 25. Medication taken from camper at South Charity Street, March 3. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $250 at 134 S. Union St. No. 3, March 6. Merchandise taken from Family Dollar at 529 S. Charity St., March 5.

Unauthorized use

1989 Buick taken at 109 Harris Ave., March 7.


Street light damaged at shelter house at Burke Park, March 8.

Violation of protection order

Female reported offense at 310 N. Main St., March 6.





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Ashley E. Collopy, 20, 3143 Barns Road, under influence, drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 28. Gary Athon, 43, 1990 Ellen Drive, disorderly conduct, March 2. Juvenile, 15, runaway, unruly, domestic violence, March 5. Leslie P. Craig, 39, 3507 Smyrna Road No. B, telecommunications harassment, violation protection order, March 6. Samuel T. Hollifield, 33, 36 Lucy Run No. 1, burglary, theft, March 11.


Brandy N. Howland, 25, Starling Road Apartment, Bethel, drug paraphernalia at 830 Myers Road, Moscow, March 17. Ryan Emil Petrey, 23, 3170 Cedarstone Lane, Bethel, burglary at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Feb. 28. Brendon AJ Kirker, 21, 140 Rich St., No. 5, Bethel, burglary at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 14. Samuel Tate Hollifield, 33, 36 Lucy Run Road Apt. 1, Amelia, burglary at 3347 Macedonia Road, Bethel, March 14. Samuel Tate Hollifield, 33, 36 Lucy Run No. 3, Amelia, burglary at 3347 Macedonia Road, Bethel, March 14. Samuel Tate Hollifield, 33, 36 Lucy Run No. 3, Amelia, theft at 3303 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, March 14. Vernon Lee Riggs, 38, 802 Main St., Neville, theft at 3 Washington St., Neville, March 15. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Bethel, March 15. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Bethel, March 15. Juvenile, 15, drug paraphernalia, Bethel, March 15.

Juvenile, 15, resisting arrest, Bethel, March 15. Candy Currens, 48, 918 Four Mile Road, Cincinnati, assault at 3140 South Bantam Road, Bethel, March 17. Jonathon M. Cox, 25, 2192 Bethel Hygiene, Bethel, forgery, theft at 2192 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 18. Jonathon M. Cox, 25, 2192 Bethel Hygiene, Bethel, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2034 West Road, Bethel, March 17. Sondra E. Walriven, 26, 2082 West Road, New Richmond, forgery at 2192 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 18. Sondra E. Walriven, 26, 111 Hunters Court, Amelia, drug paraphernalia at 2034 West Road, Bethel, March 17. Brandon M. Sandlin, 22, 3512 Franklin Lane, Apt 9, Felicity, possession of drugs - marijuana at Ohio 222 & U.S. 52, Felicity, March 18. Shane Abrams, 33, 2730 Ohio 222 Lot 69, Bethel, obstructing official business at 2293 Ohio 232, New Richmond, March 18. Kaitlin D. Riley, 19, 450 N. Main Street, Bethel, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs - possess at 308 W. Plane St., Bethel, March 20. Raymond J. Naegele, 28, 3706 Ohio 125, Bethel, improperly handling

firearms in a motor vehicle - knowingly transport in a motor vehicle loaded at 1335 Ohio 125, Batavia, March 19.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 105 Grause Ridge Road, Felicity, March 15.


At 3140 South Bantam Road, Bethel, March 17.


At 3303 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, March 12. At 3347 Macedonia Road, Bethel, March 5. At 3347 Macedonia Road, Bethel, Feb. 1. At 3778 Happy Hollow Road, Bethel, March 14.

Contaminating substance for human consumption or use, spreading false report

At 105 Grause Ridge Road, Felicity, March 15.

Corrupting another w/drugs

At 105 Grause Ridge Road, Felicity, March 15.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 133 Lot 37, Bethel, March 15. At Ohio 133 Lot 37, Bethel, March 15.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1111 Ohio 133 Lot 37, Bethel, March 15. At 2034 West Road, Bethel, March 18.

At 830 Myers Road, Moscow, Aug. 12.


At 2192 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 17.


At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, March 15.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 2034 West Road, Bethel, March 18.

Possession of drugs

At Ohio 222 & U.S. 52, Felicity, March 18.

Resisting arrest

At 1111 Ohio 133 Lot 37, Bethel, March 15.

Selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs possess

At 308 W. Plane St., Bethel, March 20.


At 1111 Ohio 133, Felicity, March 19. At 3303 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, March 12. At 2192 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 17. At 2528 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 19. At 3 Washington St., Neville, March 15. At 3303 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, March 12. At 3512 Franklin Lane, No. 12, Felicity, March 15.


At 3778 Happy Hollow Road, Bethel, March 14.

IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


David Keszei vs. Mae R. Hanna, other tort Corrine Lipps vs. Sumner and Associates Inc. and FSK Investments LTD, other tort Angela A. Sizemore and Daniel Sizemore vs. Jack C. Yeager, other tort Renee A. Seiter vs. Interim Healthcare of Cincinnati Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Michele L. Esz vs. L 3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems Inc. and Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation Citimortgage Inc. vs. Robert Roark, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Hugh E. Danielson, et al., foreclosure 1st Source Bank vs. Jonathon J. Bien, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Rick Barr, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Mary Elizabeth Houchin, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Leopold Theodore Posival III, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Betsy M. Schoellkopf, foreclosure Bristol Lake Homeowners Association Inc. vs. Angela M. Barger, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Starling J. Powers, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Robert C. Willis, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Estate of Earl Robbins, et al., foreclosure J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Neil Eric Curlees, et al., foreclosure Citicorp Trust Bank FSB vs. Shirley L. Guy and Timothy W. Guy, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Donald R. Mastin, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Judith Ann Lee, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Billy G. Fyffe, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Nathan R. Vanover, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. John J. Hartman, et

al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Estate of Wiley Thomas Nickell, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. William E. Wiehe Sr., et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Darla J. Williams and Fifth Third Mortgage Company, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Chyrl Larbes, et al., foreclosure Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Kevin Slater, et al., foreclosure Valley Central Savings Bank vs. Dwain L. Gober and Karen Gober, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Vicki G. Acord, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Julie Humphries, et al., foreclosure First Financial Bank NA vs. David W. Miller, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Brian M. Parmertor, et al., foreclosure Flagg Inc. vs. Marc Smit Custom Cabinets LLC and Marc Smit, other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Matthew Colson, et al., other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Wolfpen Associates Inc., et al., other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Margaret A. Hutchinson Trustee, et al., other civil Kathryn M. Schmid and Edward A. Schmid vs. Dillon L. Matthews, et al., other civil Lewis Gene Wambsganz vs. Frederick C. Laypool, other civil PNC Bank NA vs. Triple Construction Inc. and Joseph Laumann, other civil State of Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation vs. Thomas Fisher, other civil Robert Soard and Susan Soard vs. Brown County Rural Water Association, other civil


Candy L. Sharp vs. Robert K. Sharp Jason Brondhaver vs. Candice Gast Frances Baldwin vs. Kenneth J. Baldwin Marlene Luttrell vs. Deward Luttrell


Jay D. Noble II vs. Tonya S. Noble Edward I. Holmberg III vs. Jamie S. Holmberg Kathleen M. Tanner vs. Phillip W. Tanner Kathryn J. Hull vs. Jeffery S. Hull Carl W. Fite Jr. vs. Colleen M. Fite Carla A. Schoettle vs. Granville C. Schoettle Sharon A. Gaul vs. James L. Gaul Clayton T. Chambers vs. Ann M. Chambers David A. Collins vs. Stephanie L. Collins Gregory J. Schrichten vs. Shauna Schrichten Bambi C. Goodine vs. Jeffrey A. Schwab Rachael Saxton vs. Mathew Saxton Harry A. Hill Jr. vs. Elaine M. Fusselman


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Ryan L. Scott, 22, 14457 Upper Cumberland Road, Mt. Orab, endangering children, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, Pierce Township Police. Riannon Ashley Ward, 21, 1044 Terrydale Lane, Cincinnati, endangering children, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, Pierce Township Police. Leslie Paul Craig, 39, violating protection order, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey T. Young, 48, 806 Town Scapes Court, Loveland, grand theft from an elderly person, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James E. Harbison Jr., 39, 322 St. Andrews Drive Apt. B, Cincinnati, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, Pierce Township Police. Ralph Wayne Reel, 45, 5470 Buckwheat Road, Milford, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations or alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Miami

Township Police. Gregory Cook, 27, 4711 N. Edgewood Drive, Cincinnati, carrying concealed weapons, tampering with evidence, weapons under disability, Union Township Police Department. Clyde Ray Warren, 27, possession of heroin, endangering children, Union Township Police Department. Amanda M. Pryor, 24, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, possession of heroin, endangering children, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Amanda S. Patterson, 28, theft, misuse of credit card, Union Township Police Department. Nicole Lyn Carrier, 32, 4056 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road #119, Cincinnati, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Russell Gary Bedsole, 19, 282 Antiem Blvd., Maineville, receiving stolen property, Milford Police. Todd Lee Burkhardt, 28, 10713 Collins Riley Road, Blanchester, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Elisha Miley, 50, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Kyle W. Young, 24, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jessica Dawn Baucom, 25, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Melvin Lunsford, 31, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Darla Writesel, 18, 3415 Rivendell

DEATHS Alice Gail Doyle

Alice Gail (nee Walker) Doyle, 74, of Bethel died March 4. Survived by husband, Foy Doyle; daughters, Sharla Barger, Suzanne Barger and Katrina (Danny) Bowling; son, Rodney (Jeannette) Barger; stepchildren, Doyle Vinia Roberts and Alice Marie Destefano; brother, Don Walker; sisters, Laverne (Larry) Burns, Rinda Jean (Roger) Ridner and Beverly (William) Luedeke; grandchildren, Ezra, Sheila and Jennifer Barger, Rachael, Keisha, Daniel and Wesley Bowling, Jeremy, Joshua, Jason Turner and Sally Corbett; and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Dale and Beaulah Walker; and sister, Lavonne Jamison. Services were March 8 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: Community Church of God,

1611 Bees Run Road, Moscow, OH 45153.

Daris Dwayne Hull

Daris Dwayne Hull, 35, of Amelia, formerly of Felicity, died March 21. Survived by mother, Nadine (Joe) Rudd; father, Bobby D. (Shelley) Hull; brothers, Jessie (Fredia) Hull and Bobby Ryan Hull; sisters, Chelsey Hull, Christy Rudd and Marlena Rudd; nephews, Tyler Hull, Shawn Hull and Shane Hull; nieces, Chelsey Stonerock, Sage Reedy and Cedar Reedy; maternal grandmother, Alva Nickels; paternal grandparents, Bob and Mary Hull; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Robert Nickels. Services were March 24 at the Nazarene Church, Felicity.

Jimmie Thompson

Jimmie Thompson, 77, of Georgetown died March 22. Survived by wife, Sheilia Joy

Black Thompson; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Billy Thompson, Richard Thompson, Robert Thompson, William Thompson Jr., Ruth Martin, Margaret Goodan, Charlene Gaunce and Dora Midlan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Patricia Sue Duffy; and siblings, Isabell Swain and Gladys Black. Services were March 25 at Hamersville Baptist Church.

Dora Lee Woodruff

Dora Lee Woodruff, 87, of Georgetown died March 11. Survived by husband, Rev. A. Bruce Woodruff; sons, Barry (Karen) Woodruff, Steve Woodruff and Kevin (Tracy) Woodruff; grandchildren, Becky (Denny), Bub (Tonya), Erica (Howard), Carrie, Kristina (Mike), Natalie (George), Emilie (James), Breanne and Travis; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and daughters-in-law, Joi and Lori. Preceded in death by parents,

Drive, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. William Allen Roehm II, 52, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Joni Collett, 33, 5925 Moore Marathon Road, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Moriah Nicole Gray, 27, 754 Wright St., Newtonsville, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Jerry Wayne Messer, 34, 764 Ledro St., Cincinnati, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Richard Eugene Peaco, 27, 3244 Clover Road, Bethel, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jody L. Bauer, 37, 2301 Old Ohio 32 G, Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Damaso L. Johnston, 25, 1643 Lockherst Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Joseph K. Johnston, 22, 1415 Beech St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Rafeal J. Johnston, 23, 540 Betton St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Vincent L. Johnston, 20, 1415 Beech St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Joe Ratliff, 22, 4374 Eastwood Drive A1305, Batavia, trafficking in hero-

in, Union Township Police Department. Geoffrey Poynter, 44, 1711 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. William Ferguson, 30, 18 Burley Circle, Cincinnati, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Earls, 47, 6695 Victoryview Lane, Cincinnati, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. Samuel Tate Hollifield, 33, attempted burglary, possessing criminal tools, theft, grand theft of a firearm, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: D.S., et al., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division. In the matter of: Valley Paint & Body dba Mercedes Benz of Cincinnati Collision Center, et al. vs. The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges William W. Young and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Municipal Court. In the matter of: Valley Paint & Body dba Mercedes Benz of Cincinnati Collision Center, et al. vs. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges William W. Young and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Municipal Court.

BUILDING PERMITS Earn and Pearl Shaffer; children, Billy and Linda Lee; brothers, Lloyd and Dean; and sisters, Mildred, Joella and Ann. Services were March 14 at Greenmound Cemetery.

Danny Wright

Danny Wright, 31, of Felicity died Feb. 26. Survived by mother, Natalie Parker; siblings, James (Rachel) Wright, Shana Blair and Twyla Blair; girlfriend, Cindy Durham; grandparents, Effie (Orville) Fletcher and Helen J. Blair; child, Bear; nieces and nephews, Nichole Owings, Destiny Houser, Tylor Wright and Breeann Blair; cousins, Richard and Christopher Crissman and Leroy Kautz; and many other nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, James Blair; and sister, Schree Blair. Services were March 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, New Richmond.


Betty Hickman, Bethel, HVAC, 1706 Swings Corner Point Isabel, Franklin Township. Precision Restoration & Remodeling, Goshen, alter, 2535 Oak Corner, Tate Township. Done Wright Innovations, Cincinnati, demolition, 3530 Rodgers Lane, Tate Township.


MC Electric, Cincinnati, alter-buildings 100, 101, 102, 1133 Fruit Ridge, Washington Township. Cinergy Corp., Moscow, alter-Zimmer landfill pump, 2426 Ohio 743, Washington Township.

REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.


633 Hope Way, Holiday Homes Inc. to Kimberly Taylor, 0.3670 acre, $147,000. 709 West Plane Street, Flagship Group Inc. to Timothy & Victoria

Rohling, 2.2370 acre, $8,000.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 1010 Richey Road, Eva Jennings to Scott & Jill Jennings, 104.5270 acre, $100,000.


3484 Ohio 125, James Singler, trustee to Wendy Davidson, 0.9050 acre, $33,023.


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