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Students practice foreign languages

Students from Bethel-Tate and New Richmond high schools ambushed people in Eastgate Mall recently to raise awareness about foreign languages. During this foreign language ambush, students walked up to strangers in the mall and spoke to them in either French or Spanish. Then the students explained the foreign language ambush project and the importance of learning a second language. FULL STORY, B1

Firefighters to test skills in challenge

It may be “the toughest two minutes in sports,” but firefighters from around the country will be coming to Clermont County Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, to prove their skills at the Firefighters Combat Challenge. FULL STORY, A3

County opposes changing $50 bill

You may never expect the three Republican county commissioners to go on record opposing an honor for former Republican president Ronald Reagan. But the action taken March 31 was intended to preserve an honor for another Republican president – and Clermont County native son – Ulysses S. Grant. There is a move in Congress to replace Grant’s image on the $50 bill with that of Reagan. FULL STORY, A3 For the Postmaster

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Bethel OKs zoning fee hike

By Mary Dannemiller

Bethel zoning fees

The Bethel Village Council members approved the community’s first zoning fee increase in a decade. “These are things that need to be adjusted for inflation every so often,” said Mayor James Dick. “The last time the rate structure was done was somewhere around eight to 10 years ago, so it’s been awhile since we looked at it.” Zoning Administrator Ron Dunn said he has been working on the new rates since 2008. “I compared Bethel to Williamsburg, New Richmond, Owensville, Moscow and Amelia and came up with the numbers presented to council,” he said. “The jump you see is pretty typical of what other municipalities had across the board so we’re bringing ourselves in line with them.”

Residential single family dwellings • New construction: $55 • Room additions: $30 • Swimming pool: $25 • Accessory structures and miscellaneous fees: $25 • Appeal to Board of Zoning Appeals: $250

Multi-family dwellings and planned unit development • Zoning permit (new or existing) or appeal to Board of Zoning Appeals: $250 • Zoning Permit or appeal to Board of Zoning Appeals per proposed unit over two: $ 35 per unit Business • Zoning permit (existing building): $100 • Zoning permit (new construction less than 5,000 square feet):$250 • Additional square feet from 5,000 to 10,000: $375 • Additional square feet from 10,000 to 15,000: $500 • Additional square feet exceeding 15,000: $10 per 1,000 square feet • Miscellaneous: $100 • Appeal to Board of Zoning Appeals: $250 plus $10 per 1,000 square feet exceeding 15,000 square feet Most of the increases are small, but the largest is a jump from $30 to $250 for a single family home appeal to the board of zoning

appeals. “The fees mostly were only adjusted slightly if at all, but the biggest one was the board of zon-

ing appeals,” Dick said. “We actually had a different price point for the BZA depending on what type of zoning you were appealing. A residential person might have paid a different price than a business owner so we changed that so there’s one fee.” According to Fiscal Officer Angel Burton, the new fees will increase zoning revenue by about 30 percent, which will help the village’s ailing general fund. However, Dunn said the fees were not raised solely for the purpose of bringing the village more money. “When this process started in 2008, the focus was not revenue enhancement,” he said. “Instead it was looking at where we are and where we should be.” The next meeting of the Bethel Village Council will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St.

Jr. high boosters to host car show By Kellie Geist

The Roaring Junior High Boosters, the athletic booster group at Bethel-Tate Middle School, will be holding their second annual Tiger Run car show to raise money for the school’s athletic programs. “We needed a fundraiser and there are a lot of car enthusiasts in this area. They put a lot of work into their cars and they want to show them off,” said boosters President Tonya Robinson. The Tiger Run will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Bethel-Tate Middle School, 649 West Plane St. The show welcomes all cars, trucks and motorcycles. During the show there will be food, music, split the pot, silent auctions and hourly door prizes. Booster member Virgil Marcum, an active car enthusiast and member of the Fastiques Rod & Custom member, is helping organize the show. He said the familyfriendly atmosphere is a perfect way to get started with car shows. “I think it’s a good starter show. It’s a small show and, we hope to grow it, but we’re not giving away 1,000 trophies or anything. It’s a good way to start,” Marcum said. “Just come out and have a good time,” he said. The proceeds from the show will go toward the organization’s $5,000 commitment to the district to pay for extra-curriculars. “When the levies failed, the district did away with all K through eight after-school activities and events ... Some of the parents and myself felt that was too detrimental to our children, my own and my students,” said Robinson, who teachers junior high math. “Part of the (school

Booster member Virgil Marcum, an active car enthusiast and member of the Fastiques Rod & Custom member, is helping organize the show. He said the family-friendly atmosphere is a perfect way to get started with car shows. board’s proposal) to bring those back was that we create a junior high boosters group that would donate $5,000.” In addition, the youth boosters also donated $5,000 and the high school boosters committed $10,000. The district also raised the students’ participate fees. Marcum said he hopes people will attend the car show as a way to support a good cause. “No one is making any money here. It all goes to the best cause I think anyone can put money into,” Marcum said. “The school district is in dire need of funds and we’re doing what we can.” Registration, which is $20, will be from 9 a.m. to noon the day of the show. For pre-registration or $10 T-shirts, call Marcum at 484-4892 or e-mail him at T-shirts will be $15 the day of the show. Trophies, including those for best in show for motorcycles, trucks and cars as well as for best paint and best stripes, will be awarded at 2 p.m. If it rains, the show will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, July 24.


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Clermont Co. health behaviors rating almost lowest in state By Mary Dannemiller

Clermont County is among the least healthy counties in the state when it comes to smoking, obesity, binge drinking and other negative health behaviors, according to a study released in February. County Health Rankings, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, ranked the Clermont County 82nd out of 88 counties in Ohio for health behaviors. The county’s overall ranking was 32, but the county performed poorly in

the categories of smoking, obesity, binge drinking, motor vehicle death rates, chlamydia rate and teen birth rate. Twenty-seven percent of survey respondents said they smoked cigarettes, while 31 percent were obese, according to the report. Fifteen percent of respondents also reported binge drinking in the last 30 days. “We want to be at zero smokers, but we are at 27 percent which also is higher than the national average,” said Clermont Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “We have too many smokers, but the good news is there are a lot of people

who would like to quit smoking. We’ve hosted smoking cessation classes and they’ve been at capacity, which is about 30 people and they already have a waiting list for the next class.” County Health Rankings also found a total of 366 cases of chlamydia in Clermont, or 190 cases per 100,000 residents. The county’s teen birth rate was 43 births per 1,000 female residents aged 15 through 19 years old, for a total of 1,819 teen births. “Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in all of North America so that’s why it was included in the survey,”

Lambert said. “(Sexual health) is certainly within the realm of what public health education can include and we will be trying to take whatever we can gather from our planning session and refocus resources.” Lambert said the Clermont County Health District had conducted its own studies before the County Health Rankings were released and a plan for how to address the county’s health problems already was in the works. “We’d done a local health assessment in 2009 and identified these same exact things so we weren’t surprised to find out we

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were smoking more, drinking more and not exercising and not eating well,” she said. “It’s pretty humiliating when you look at your county ranked against all the other counties and find out you’re pretty close to the bottom.” The health district, along with Clermont CAN, is holding a planning session Wednesday, April 14, where local school officials, park district officials, doctors and business owners will get together to discuss how to

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get Clermont County healthier, Lambert said. Williamsburg Mayor Mary Ann Lefker is Clermont CAN committee member and will be participating in the planning session. “I think we can start by doing a little better job of educating and making folks aware of who we are and maybe offer a few more opportunities for people to consider wellness,” she said. To see the report, visit and search for Clermont.

Clermont Counseling Center merges with Cincinnati agency By John Seney

The Clermont Counseling Center, which has been

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budgets of $5 million and about 100 employees. The merger was complete March 24 when the new name, LifePoint Solutions, was unveiled. Burke and Arlene Herman, who was head of Family Service, will serve as co-CEOs of the new agency. “Our skills are very complementary,” Burke said. Both leaders are three to five years away from retirement, Burke said, so the arrangement will continue until they retire and a single CEO is hired to run the agency. Burke said the new agency will continue to have a strong presence in Clermont County. An administrative office will continue to operate in Amelia. There also are

offices in Eastgate and Milford. There are no plans to close offices or eliminate programs. The combined agency has a $10-million budget and serves about 8,500 people a year. Funding comes from the United Way, county mental health boards and through contracts for services. The agency offers mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment. It serves adults and children. The Clermont Counseling Center served mainly adults, so the merger gives the new agency a chance to extend services to children, Burke said. For more information about the agency, see the Web site at

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Toughest two minutes in sports comes to Clermont County By Kellie Geist

It may be “the toughest two minutes in sports,” but firefighters from around the country will be coming to Milford Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, to prove their skills at the Firefighters Combat Challenge. Events are scheduled throughout both days. During the competition, firefighter teams have to race against a clock to perform tasks including climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a lifesized “victim.” “The idea is to show what it takes, physically, to be a firefighter. It’s very, very realistic for what you would face working a fire,” said Tom Porter, Miami Township firefighter/paramedic. Porter, along with co-worker Ross Pawlak, brought the challenge to Milford for the first time last year. The event is hosted by

the Professional Firefighters Union Local 3768. Porter said the challenge also gives the community an opportunity to interact and better understand exactly what firefighters do. “We wanted to bring the challenge here because it’s a good way to get the residents involved with the fire department and because we thought there would be a lot of guys locally who would want to compete,” Porter said. It also reminds firefighters what it takes to do the job, he said. “We want the younger guys who are coming in to understand that, if you want to do this job for 25 years, you have to take care of yourself. This helps us promote health and wellness in the fire service,” Porter said. More than 100 firefighters have signed up for the Milford challenge. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Corey Nickell, Milford’s youngest fire-

fighter, 5, who lost his battle with cancer last year. Milford Mayor Amy Brewer said 3,000 people came to last year’s event, and the city is hoping for even more this year. “This event is a great way to bring people into the city and for everyone in the community to get involved. I like the camaraderie an event like this builds in the community. It’s great,” she said. “It’s should be lots of fun and it’s a free, family event.” In addition to the firefighters race, there also will be competitions for corporate teams and for children. Brewer, along with a number of representatives from the city of Milford, will be competing during the corporate challenges starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Brewer said the city tried to get Miami Township to have a team, but it didn’t work out. Porter said it costs about $30,000 to have the Firefighters Combat Challenge in

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Training offered in emergency response By Mary Dannemiller

Miami Township is offering Clermont County residents emergency response training that will teach them everything from how to prepare for a bad snow storm to how to help with search and rescue missions. The 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team classes will begin Friday, April 9, and teach residents

about disaster preparedness and train them in basic disaster response skills, said Miami Township Assistant Administrator Jeff Wright. Firefighter Lee Hines will lead the class and has taught seven of the last eight CERT training programs. “It’s always a great class to teach,” he said. “You get everybody from all different walks of life from Boy Scouts to retired senior citi-

zens that have a common interest in learning about emergency preparedness.” Though the county doesn’t see a lot of hurricanes or earthquakes, residents should still be prepared for natural disasters, Hines said. “We live in an area that we don’t have a lot of disasters like the mud slides or hurricanes, but we might see something like a severe snow storm where you’re

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stuck in the house for a couple days,” he said. Once residents have completed the class, they will be able to help their neighbors or coworkers if emergency personnel are not able to arrive at the scene immediately, Wright said. The free class can take about 20 students at a time, Hines said. To sign up for the class or for more information, visit, or call Hines at 248-3709.

County opposes taking Grant from $50 bill By John Seney

You may never expect the three Republican county commissioners to go on record opposing an honor for former Republican president Ronald Reagan. But the action taken March 31 was intended to preserve an honor for another Republican president – and Clermont County native son – Ulysses S. Grant. Proud There is a move in Congress to replace Grant’s image on the $50 bill with that of Reagan. “We are all fans of Ronald Reagan,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. “If they want to do this, they should create a new denomination for him.” Grant, who as a general led the Union to victory in the Civil War and later became president, was born in Point Pleasant. His family later moved to Georgetown in Brown County. Commissioners in Brown County also passed a resolution opposing the change. The resolutions by the two counties will be sent to every member of the Ohio congressional delegation. Proud encouraged people to write to members of Congress in opposition to the plan.

How to contact members of Congress To contact members of Congress: • Sen. Sherrod Brown Address: 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. Phone: (202) 224-2315 On the Web: http://brown. • Sen. George Voinovich 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. Phone: (202) 224-3353. On the Web: blic/index.cfm?FuseAction=Co ntact.ContactForm • Rep. Jean Schmidt Address: 418 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-3164 or toll free: (800) 784-6366. Fax: (202) 225-1992 On the Web: gov/schmidt/contact.shtml “People don’t realize how significant he was to our lives today,” Proud said. “If it wasn’t for Gen. Grant, we wouldn’t be united today.” Proud noted that most of the sponsors of the move to put Reagan on the $50 bill were from Southern states. Commissioner Scott Croswell said that with the present Democratic majority in Congress, he doubted that any action honoring Reagan would get very far.

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Bubp seeks re-election to House Danny Bubp of West Union is seeking the Republican nomination for state representative in the 88th Ohio House District. He is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Also, no candidate from another party has filed petitions to seek election. The filing deadline for independent candidates is May 3. Q. Obviously the economy is on the minds of voters, including many who have lost their jobs. What

can the state do to create jobs in Ohio? A. The governor and legislature need to provide a Bubp businessfriendly environment for employers to return to Ohio. We can do this through tax credits for businesses who relocate here and financial incentives to stimulate the economy. Our current governor

has presided over the largest exodus of jobs from Ohio in memory. We need to create jobs, not continue to watch them leave our great state. Q. Politicians in the area are frequently reminding us that small businesses are the bread and butter of the

local economy. However, those small businesses continue to struggle and many have closed. What can the state do to help small businesses? A. Agriculture is the number one industry in Ohio, but our small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Employers are in a difficult position because of so many rules and regulations created and enforced by the state which make it difficult to conduct business here. There are

May 4 primary coverage For the May 4 primary election coverage, the Community Press is asking candidates to answer five questions. The answers to all five questions will be posted on the One of the answers will be published in the print editions of the Community Press. many things we can do if the governor and legislature would put businesses first. Specifically, we should encourage and allow flexible healthcare pooling for small businesses to help

control cost. Reforming and revising Ohio’s tax code so small businesses are not over taxed will stimulate our economy and allow them to hire more employees.

William Taft home built in 1820. This is CCHS’s membership meeting where members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend, neighbor or relative who may have an interests in county history. Special dessert refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. For the month of April, the New Richmond Historical Society will have a display on President U.S. Grant. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the administration building.

Library history display During the month of April, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Bethel Library. The display features “Tools of the Past.” The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the library.

Grant’s Birth Place is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. They are closed Monday, Tuesday and holidays. Grant’s Birthday Celebration is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24. It includes informative programs/displays, lots of shopping opportunities, food and a piece of birthday cake. The celebration is at Grant’s birthplace on the Ohio River in Monroe Township, U.S. 52 at Ohio 232.

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CLEMRONT COUNTY – The Literacy Council will host a spring auction to support tutor reading services. The staff works to help adults learn how to read. For the auction, staff members are seeking donations of new or gently-used items. The auction is Tuesday, April 20, at the Milford Community Firefighter Hall, Milford

Shopping Center on Lila Avenue. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for food and viewing. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Food will be served by Milford Skyline Chili. Cost is $10 per person. No fee will be charged for the auction only. The volunteer auctioneer is RJ Vilardo. For questions or to donate, call Susan at 513943-3741.

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The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, in room S143 at Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The program will be presented by a docent from the William Howard Taft Museum. For more than 75 years the Taft Museum of Art has been inspiring visitors with its extraordinary art collections and compelling exhibitions. The museum is located in the

History display

The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County history. The commissioners installed a display case in the lobby of the administration building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. Each month a different

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Grant Career Center students win at Auto Collision Model Car Show As students in the Grant Career Center Auto Collision program learn new skills, they practice in their lab on full size cars, panels and doors. Dent removal, filler applications, sanding, welding and painting can be seen on a daily basis in the lab. To showcase their newly perfected skills, the students dropped down in scale to model cars in the recent Auto Collision Model Car Show. Students listed their favorite cars and the instructors searched through mountains of models at the Ben Franklin store in Bethel. “Model car building is a great hobby for kids of all ages. It teaches them to follow instructions and build something from the ground up,” said Ben Franklin store owner Tim Smith. “It also teaches the students patience and allows them to do a really good job. I like how the teachers make a point in showing the students the transference of knowledge from what they do every day to the scaled down models.” Students opened the models with great anticipation and began the building process. Boxes of assorted parts morphed into hot rods, trucks and cars of the past. Then the creative process truly became apparent. Paints were applied with precision with tiny

brushes and spray guns. Fancy finishes and saucy striping took over and the plain plastic became a work of art. Then the day of the car show arrived where students displayed their models and hoped to impress the judges. Staff members from the career center wandered around the tables

and examined the models from all angles. Expertise varied among the staff from true car aficionados to those who uttered, “Which ones are the GM products?” In the end, the winners emerged from the pack and awards were distributed. Winners of this year’s Model

Grant students celebrate Education Month Students and faculty in career and technical education programs across the nation celebrated National Career and Technical Education Month in February. Career and Technical Education Month was established by the Association for Career and Technical Education to raise student, parent and educator awareness of the economic and technological changes that are reflected in today’s workplace. The theme of the 2010 celebration, “Career and Technical Education: Invest in your Future,” emphasized the role of career and technical education providing students with the necessary technical skills for successful careers in a modern job market. As a part of the month-long celebration, the Grant Career Center opened its doors to parents, family members and special guests as they hosted the annual Parents Lunch. Student Advisory Council members decorated the cafeteria, horticulture students filled brightly-colored balloons with helium and the culinary students prepared a special meal for the guests. Parents were proud of the accomplishments of their children and shared the benefits of career and technical education. Junior Medical Information Tech student Lindsey Shelton of Bethel-Tate High School enjoyed lunch with her mother Robin, who said she was impressed with the changes in her daughter’s selfconfidence since entering a career and technical education program. “Lindsey has high self-esteem and does not want to miss school,” said Robin. “She is thinking about her future and has higher expectations.” Student Marlanna Tackett of


Students from Grant Career Center recently competed in and won several awards at the Auto Collision Model Car Show. Car Show were: Best of Show, (tie) Colton Griffin and Branden Stacy; Best Junior Model, Trent Ragland; Best Senior Model, Robbie McAfee; Best Junior Paint, (tie) Kevin Hamblin and Richard Klette; Best Senior Paint, Branden Stacy; Best Displayed Model, Esteban Rivera; Best Chrysler, Trent Ragland; Best Ford Corporate, Kile

Fleak; Best General Motors, Colton Griffin; Best Truck, Greg Forsee; Best Engine, Robbie McAfee; Best Interior, Destiny Hackney, Best Under Carriage, Leroy Blevins; Best 1970 & Down Street Rod, Kevin Hamblin; Best 1971 and Up Street Machine, Sean Rose; Junior Best Effort, Destiny Hackney; and Senior Best Effort, Kirt Forbes.

SCHOOL NOTES Kindergarten registration

William Bick Primary School will hold kindergarten and pre-school registrations 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 5, and Tuesday, April 6, at the school, 101 Fossyl Drive in Bethel. Registrations are for kindergartners 5years-old by Sept. 30 and pre-school children ages 3 to 5. Parents should bring: Birth certificate with seal; shot records; Social Security card; proof of residency, which can be a utility bill, lease agreement, etc.; and proof of custody, if necessary. The first 100 kindergartners to be completely registered will receive a free kindergarten T-shirt. For more information, call the school at 734-2271.

Felicity-Franklin to register kindergartners

Parents can register their children for kindergarten at Felicity-Franklin Elementary School 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the school’s library or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (same date) in the school’s cafetorium (enter through door ‘9’ at the elementary office). Parents must bring, along with their child: Child’s birth certificate; child’s Social Security card; child’s complete immunization records; custody papers, if applicable; and proof of residency (lease agreement, utility bill, deed). Children must be 5-years-old by Aug. 1 to get registered. For more information, call 876-2113.

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Lindsey Shelton, left, and Robin Shelton, right, enjoy lunch at the recent Grant Career Center Parent Lunch in celebration of Career and Technical Education Month. Felicity-Franklin High School also dined with her parents at the luncheon. Tackett is studying Automotive Service Technology and is the only girl in her class. Her mother Cynthia Tackett said it has been a great experience for her daughter. “She is much more interested in her education and enjoys her classes and her grades are better and I like that,” said Cynthia. “Marlanna likes it at Grant because she says she is treated like an adult.” Also at the luncheon were Grant graduates, the Weidemanns, who were sharing the lunch experience with their son Cody, of Williamsburg High School. Jody and Kevin Weidemann graduated in 1986 and said they were happy with the changes they have seen in their son since he enrolled in the Automotive Service Technology program, the program that Kevin studied while at Grant. “Cody’s grades have improved, and he is more motivated to get a job. I see more maturity in his

behavior,” said Jody, an Office Information Processing graduate. After the juniors had their lunch, a new wave of parents arrived to have lunch with their senior students. Cheryl Brown and her son, Engineering Design student Matt Brown of Felicity-Franklin, took a break from their lunch to share their thoughts on how career and technical education has impacted their lives. “Matt is much happier doing things that he is interested in,” said Cheryl. “He has focused on his career and has a better idea of what he wants to study in college.” Senior and Medical Information Tech student Jenny Hoskins of Bethel-Tate had lunch with her mom Christine Howard, who said she was proud of her daughter. “Everything she has learned has been a benefit,” said Howard. “Jenny likes to come to school and has good grades. She enjoys the closeness in the student body and likes her teachers. She has learned so much that she can use in the workplace.”

The Clermont County Head Start Program, a federally-funded comprehensive preschool education program operated by Child Focus, Inc., now is now enrolling students for its 2010-2011 program. Children ages 3 to 4 of incomeeligible families can attend at no cost. Services also are available at no cost for children with special

needs, children in foster care or children who are homeless. Registration times, dates and locations are: • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 8, Felicity-Franklin Elementary. • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 22, at William Bick Elementary, Bethel. For information, call Child Focus Inc. at 528-7224 or visit

COLLEGE NOTES UC Clermont open house

UC Clermont College will host an open house for future students and their families from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Batavia. Prospective students will get an opportunity to talk to faculty, view program displays and take a student-led tour. For those that apply that evening, the $50 application fee will be waived. One applicant will also win a free three-credit hour class, a $381 value. For more information, call 732-5200 or

(866) 446-2822. Visit for directions.

Dean’s list

Rebecca N. Mansell has been named to the 2009 fall term dean’s list at Berea College. She is from Bethel.

Wade Foley has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The son of Tim and Vikki, Foley is a 2007 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School.

HONORS Felicity-Franklin Middle School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.

Spelling Bee Winners

Fifth grade – Ethan Brown, Faith Clark, James Hollins and Justin Mounce. Sixth grade – Carly Bruan, Kelsey Clift, Taylor Howerton, Josh Zuleger.

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This week in track and field

• McNicholas High School boys came in first with a score of 88 at the GCL Relays at Fenwick, March 27. McNicholas won the high jump 5-4, the 4x200 meter relay in 1:38.3, the 4x400 meter relay in 3:54.3, the 4x800 meter relay in 9:12.5, the 4x1600 meter relay in 19.42.5, the shuttle hurdles in 1:18.6, the distance medley and the pole vault 16.6. • McNicholas girls came in third with a score of 58 in the GGCL Relays, March 27. McNick won the high jump (9-10).

This week in tennis

• Bethel-Tate High School boys beat Clermont Northeastern High School 5-0, March 30. Schaljo beat Kirby 6-1, 6-3; Hallgath beat Tidwell 6-1, 6-1; CNE forfeit. In doubles, Hess and Ausman beat Schultz and Werner 6-3, 6-2; H. Houchin and J. Houchin beat Bryler and Tellep 6-1, 60. Bethel advances to 1-0 with the win. • Bethel Tate beat Western Brown 3-2, April 1. Schaljo beat Robinson 6-3, 6-4; Willenbrink beat Latham 6-0, 6-0; Hess and Ausman beat Spencer and Creech 6-1, 6-1. Bethel advances to 2-0 with the win.

This week in baseball

• McNicholas High School beat Milford 10-9, March 30. B. Jubak was the winning pitcher. McNick’s Ryan Curran went 2-4 and had two RBIs; Andrew Lamping went 3-4 with three RBIs; Rya Haynes went 2-4. • Turpin High School beat Bethel-Tate High School 12-3, March 30. Bethel’s Spencer Sutter scored a home run and had two RBIs; Cody Kirker had two base hits; Kevin Poe went 3-3 and had two base hits. • Badin beat McNicholas High School 12-1 in six innings, March 31. McNick’s Tim Gormley went 2-3. • Goshen High School beat Bethel-Tate High School 9-1, March 31. Bethel’s Tanner Wolffram went 2-3. • New Richmond beat Bethel-Tate 21-9, April 1. Bethel’s Kevin Poe went 2-4.

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The University of Cincinnati is conducting an All-Star Baseball Academy Ohio College Coaches Camp Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and June 10. The camp is open to all committed baseball players ages 13-18. All instruction will be done by college coaches. All aspects of baseball will be covered and available for each participant. Players can choose a specific skill to work on in the morning sessions and use that skill in the afternoon. Hitting will be the main focus in the afternoon with live batting practice, cage work, bunting and small group mechanical seminars. Cost is $250 per participant. All personal checks should be made out to ASBA. Visa and Master Card are accepted. Registration and credit card payments can be made at


By Mark Chalifoux

The Felicity-Franklin High School girls softball team seems poised for a strong season. Head coach Damon Smith has a handful of returning players from a team that went 15-5 in 2009. “We should have a pretty good year. The key is our pitching and we have some of the best pitching in the area,” Smith said. “We’re going to have to score some runs, but we will make it hard for opposing hitters.” The Cardinals will be led by returning pitcher Montana Wear, who was the SBC player of the year as a freshman in 2009. “She’s a great leader and supporter of the other girls and realizes how important the team concept is,” Smith said. “The other girls have to play good defense behind her and we’ll have to find some offense. She just brings so much to the game and the girls she’s played with are a pretty tight-knit group.” Wear will be one of the top offensive threats for the Cardinals as well. Along with Wear, Felicity also returns the White sisters. Sophomore catcher Hillary White is a talented player, along with her twin sister Jordan who plays second base. Their older sister, Amanda, plays third base.


Jordan White of Felicity makes contact to get on base. The Felicity Franklin Lady Cardinals traveled to Amelia to take on the Lady Barons on a perfect day for softball. Felicity also returns shortstop Shelby Lucas, another standout sophomore. Senior center-fielder Kierstan Bowling leads the outfield and will be joined by

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Felicity outfielder Kierstan Bowling sprints down the line to first base.

Bethel-Tate softball

The Bethel-Tate softball team went 3-15 in 2009, but started five to six sophomores every game. Head coach John Weber thinks that valuable experience those players got as underclassmen will pay off now that they’re juniors. Among the returning starters are Brooke Hensley, Brooke Kenneda, Katie Kilgore, Cory Huddle, Blake Woodward and Katie Colwell. Kenneda led the team in most pitching categories in 2009 and also was one of the team’s top offensive threats. Promising newcomers for Bethel-Tate include Amanda Davis, Katelyn Allen, Sidney Kilgore and Katie Bryant. Reported by Mark Chalifoux Kelsey Mitchell and Shelby Taulbee, among others. “I think all the way around we’re pretty solid, but our defense won’t get to play a lot because not a lot of teams can hit Montana,” Smith said. Felicity finished second in the conference to Batavia in 2009 and will be gunning for the league crown this spring. The Cardinals have a tough schedule, which


The Lady Cardinal infield runs in to congratulate pitcher Montana Wear for another strikeout. should help them prepare them for the tournament. “We’ve beefed up the schedule so that’s a big plus and we dropped to Division IV in softball so that’s going to make it interesting in the

tournament,” Smith said. “The conference is pretty strong and I would hope we’ll be one of the top teams.”

OVGA features new high school tour The Ohio Valley Golf Association is entering its seventh season and 2010 will be the first year to feature the new High School Tour designed specifically for high schoolers between seventh through 12th grade for the 2010-11 school year. The OVGA Tour will feature 21 events from May to September. The season will feature four majors – OVGA Masters at Legendary Run, Tri-State Open at Stonelick Hills, Dayton Open at Heatherwoode and the Highlander Cup at Walden Ponds. Elks Run will host the annual EastWest Cup, which will once again settle the argument over which side in Cincinnati is the best side for golf. The Conquest Cup playoffs bring the season to a close in September with three events leading up to the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). The OVGA schedule for the 2010 season follows.


Saturday, April 10, to Sunday, April 11 – Old Silo, Preseason Road Trip (11 a.m. start on April 10, 8 a.m. start on April 11). Saturday, April 17 – Beech Creek, Izzy Scramble benefitting Izzy Molfetta, granddaughter of Eli Rendon, OVGA member (8 a.m. start, includes skills challenge). Saturday, April 24 – Deer Track (preseason). Sunday, April 25 – Shawnee Lookout (preseason).

Regular season:

Saturday, May 1 – Willows (TBA). Sunday, May 2 – Miami Whitewater (TBA). Saturday, May 8 – Bel-Wood Country Club (11 a.m. start). Saturday, May 15 – Legendary Run (TBA) – major. Saturday, May 22 – OFF WEEK. Saturday, May 29 – Vineyard (TBA).

Saturday, June 5 – Snow Hill Country Club (TBA). Saturday, June 12 – Fairfield (11 a.m. start). Saturday, June 19 – Stonelick Hills (10:30 start) – major. Saturday, June 26 – Grand Victoria (9:00 start). Sunday, June 27 – World Am Qualifier at Grand Victoria (9 a.m. start). Saturday, July 3 – off week. Sat/Sun, July 10-11 – Elks Run – East West Cup. Saturday, July 17 – Sharon Woods (TBA). Saturday, July 24 - Deer Run (7 a.m. start). Saturday, July 31 – Heatherwoode (1 p.m. shotgun) – major. Sunday, Aug. 8 – Weatherwax (TBA). Saturday, Aug. 14 – off week. Sunday, Aug. 22 – Walden Ponds (TBA) –major. Sunday, Aug. 29 – Boone Links

(12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 5 – Lassing Pointe (12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 12 – Aston Oaks (9 a.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 19 – Mill Course (TBA). Saturday, Sept. 25 – Grizzly (8:30 a.m. start) – tour Championship day one. Sunday, Sept. 26 – Grizzly (1:24 p.m.start) – tour Championship day two.


Sunday, Oct. 3 – Hueston Woods (9 a.m. start) – Stewart Invitational. Sunday, Oct. 10 – Yankee Trace (11a.m. start) – President’s Cup.

High school tour

The OVGA High School Tour tees off for the first time in 2010. The season will consist of nine tournaments beginning on April 24 and running through July 26.

Two majors will be played at Crooked Tree and Grand Victoria, the Junior East-West Cup at Blue Ash and the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). 2010 Tour Schedule, including date, location, time and cost: April 24 – Hickory Woods, 11:30 a.m., $30 May 8 – Belwood CC, 11 a.m., $30 May 22 – Crooked Tree, noon, $30 June 14 – Boone Links, noon, $30 June 21 – Wildwood 8 am $30 June 26 – Grand Victoria 9 am $40 July 5 – Becket Ridge 12 pm $30 July 12 – Blue Ash 9 am $30 July 25 – Grizzly 12 pm $30 July 26 – Grizzly 10 am $30 All proceeds from the two tours benefit Building Blocks For Kids. The OVGA has raised more than $30,000 for local charities since 2004.


April 8, 2010


In response to Barry Cox (Community Press Guest Columnist March 24), right on. The Libertarian and Tea Party platform is what America has needed for a very long time now. It’s simple: (1) Less government; (2) Lower taxes; (3) Personal freedom and responsibility. Like Mr. Cox I, also voted for the lesser of two evils in the past, thinking if I voted otherwise I’d split the vote and put the wrong candidate in office. Last election I wanted to vote for Libertarian Bob Barr. Instead I held my nose and voted for the GOP-endorsed RINO John McCain in order to

defeat Obama. See where that got me? No more. From now on I vote my conscience. If a candidate is a true Tea Party conservative, regardless of party affiliation, he or she gets my vote. If enough people do the same, we just might turn this country around. Sorry, Tim Rudd and the rest of the GOP. Your insider party endorsements are stale and outdated. No more politics as usual. The Second American Revolution is picking up steam. Back to our roots. John Joseph Manila Road Goshen

CH@TROOM Last week’s question How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? “Ideally, every Democrat who supported health care ‘reform’ will be unseated. The sleazy way it was rammed down mainstream America’s throats was shameful if not downright unconstitutional. The clear majority did not want it. Unfortunately, voters have short memories, and the Obama administration will play to that. True Americans who love their Republic must keep this memory alive and stay focused. Make no mistake about it: Our country’s very future will be at stake in November. There is no room for complacency. Got tea?” J.J. “I would hope every member of Congress who is up for re-election and who voted for the bill will be kicked out of office. Passage of the health care bill violates our constitution and every principle of freedom our founders deemed as our inalienable rights. Since when does government have the right to tell us where or what to buy? If I choose to carry one form or another of health insurance, it is my right to also not carry it. “How about those death panels? I happen to fall in the age bracket where instead of treatment; I’ll be offered end-of-life counseling by Doctor Kevorkian. That will reduce the monstrous cost of this monstrous program. Don’t believe me? Check it out. “Not only does this bill violate the law of the land, our constitution, it violates what some of us call God’s Law. Others of us may call it the law of nature. Regardless, life, no matter how endowed, is the greatest gift and should be protected and cherished. “I hope the fall elections will be a political blood letting and purification. However, so many people I’ve seen, spoken with, and hear on TV say government health care is long past due. Most of the folks who think this way are the ones responsible for putting our present (criminal) administration into office. Will they keep them in office? Will Washington usurp more and more and more of our freedoms? It is up to the people to either say, ‘here you go Mr. President, I don’t need all these freedoms – you decide what’s good for me,’ or to stand tall and say, ‘I am a citizen of the United States of America and I have certain inalienable rights.’ “I pray we purge this invading corruption from our beloved country before it is too late. It’s all up to

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“I’m not sure anyone really knows, though the Republican side seems to be very optimistic that they will make large gains. “But before the House passed the reform bill, the general consensus from those of us on the right was that they did not have quite enough votes. Stupak’s defection changed that. “I hope we throw the rascals out, but we’ll have to wait seven months and a week to find out.” B.B. “I don’t think it will significantly affect November elections. I think we need health care reform, but unfortunately there is no one simple answer to what has gone on for decades. “I don’t blame the Democrats or Republicans. If people want change then they need to work for it, and one way is to elect officials they think can speak for that change.” R.L.H. “Although the health care bill in the form it was passed is not nearly as powerful and helpful to the average American family as the administration hoped it would be, it is still a huge step in the right direction. Its passage should strengthen support for President Obama and will undoubtedly cause a rally among Republicans to replace those who supported the bill, both Dems and GOPs, from the president on down the line. “I find it sad that an issue as critical to the health and wellbeing of our nation has caused such a violent division in the American population. The threatening messages left on health care reform supporters’ phones are terrifying and tossing bricks through peoples’ windows never solved anything. “Our political process allows us to vote out those whom we do not endorse – we should all use this privilege to elect politicians we believe will promote the issues important to us as American citizens.” M.M.



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Patrol debunks teen-driving myths If you are a teen driver, this month I am writing to you. If you are the parent or guardian of a teen, please make sure you share this article with that young person. If you are a high school teacher – post this article in your classroom. With prom and graduation season right around the corner, the time to share this information is now. This is an exciting time for high school students, as well as friends and family, taking part in all of the festivities surrounding memorable events in a teenager’s life such as prom and graduation. This time of celebration can easily turn to a time of tragedy because teens may be tempted to drink or use other substances that impair their abilities at prom parties and graduation celebrations. Even if you manage to avoid the tragedy of a serious motor vehicle crash, driving impaired has serious consequences. If you are under 21 years of age and are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration between .02 percent and .08 percent, a level that can be reached after just one or two drinks, you can be arrested. Punishment is suspension of your driver license for at least 90 days up to a maximum of two years, plus four points added to your driving record. Having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle is also illegal. In addition to the threat of underage drinking, teens are also at a point where they have significantly more freedom and spend more time in motor vehicles attending social events, rather than just traveling to and from school activities, which could lead to other dangerous behaviors. Between 2006 and 2008, speed was a factor in 58 percent of the crashes that were caused by juvenile drivers. During this three-year period, juvenile drivers were at fault in 61,784 traffic crashes, resulting

in 27,838 injuries and 212 deaths on Ohio roadways. Driving a motor vehicle is about r e s p o n s i b i l i t y, awareness and safety. Teenagers are constantly Lt. Randy L. looking for respect McElfresh and want people to trust them. So Community our message for Press Guest teens is: Columnist You want people to trust you? Go the speed limit. Wear your safety belt. Don’t consume alcohol underage and never get behind the wheel impaired. Be aware of whose lives are in your hands – literally – when you are in control of the car. As parents and teens are considering these safety issues, I want to debunk some commonly held myths about teen driving. I did not make any of these myths up – they all came directly from teen drivers. Myth 1: Traffic crashes are random, isolated events that cannot be prevented. Fact: Specific behaviors are associated with the cause of teen traffic crashes. Inexperience and immaturity combined with speed, alcohol-related driving, not wearing safety belts, distracted driving (cell phone use, loud music, other teen passengers, etc.), drowsy driving, nighttime driving, and other drug use to contribute to the high percentage of teen crashes and preventable deaths. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Myth 2: Teens are safer with more passengers in the car to help watch traffic. Fact: Crash risk for teenage drivers increases incrementally with one, two, or three or more passengers. With three or more, fatal crash risk is about three times higher than when a beginner is driving alone.

The presence of passengers is a major contributor to the teenage death toll. About two-thirds of all crash deaths of teens that involve 16-year-old drivers occur when the beginners were driving with teen passengers. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Myth 3: I don’t need to wear a safety belt because I’m not going far and I won’t be going fast. Fact: Most crash deaths occur within 25 miles of home and at speeds of less than 40 miles per hour. This emphasizes that everyday driving from just one neighbor’s home to another, to school or to the store poses the greatest danger. Always buckle up. (Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Myth 4: Texting while driving is safer than talking on a cell phone while driving. Fact: Texting while driving takes the driver’s attention away from the road, which can lead to crashes. A recent study found that text messaging while driving causes a 400-percent increase in time spent with eyes off the road. No one should have to worry that other drivers are focused on texting instead of traffic. (Source: American Medical Association) You only have one chance to be aware of all your surroundings when you are driving. Don’t ruin that one chance and take the risk of ending your life and someone else’s. Driving irresponsibly or under the influence can have life altering consequences. We want everyone to have a safe and fun prom and graduation season. Please take this message to heart and share it with any teen drivers in your family or circle of friends. Lt. Randy L. McElfresh is the commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post.

Do veterans really have political clout? Our country has approximately 24 million armed forces veterans out of a total population of approximately 308 million American citizens. Ohio has approximately 970,000 veterans and Clermont County has about 16,000 veterans. Out of the national total approximately 3 million are card carrying members of a veteran organization such as the American Legion, VFW and the DAV. Of the 3 million, maybe 10 percent are actually active within those veteran organizations. Yes, the National Veteran Organizations meet with our elected officials in Washington on an annual basis and do their best to influence members of Congress and the Senate and in some cases have been very successful in those efforts. The National Commanders are well received with all the handshakes and back slapping coupled with the predictable politically correct answers that any politician would offer but, at the end of the day please understand the Washington politicians and bureaucrats look at those veteran organizations as votes first and veterans second. It’s critical that the total veteran community of 24 million recognize this fact. Like it or not voting numbers talk or the politicians will walk. The decision-makers in Washington truly view the veteran’s organizations as a small voting bloc without the overall leverage to influence real change on a timely basis. Of course it would be politically

incorrect for the politician to blatantly ignore the veterans yet at the same time the politicians are not responsive because the active and vocal veteran Dan Bare community is Community small in numbers it comes to Journal guest when political clout. As columnist of this writing, the VA Claims Backlog is at an all-time high in the history of the VA. The backlog is approximately 1,200,000 and growing. As I wrote last week, the VA claims backlog has actually been a problem as far back as the 1940s. As a matter of perspective, the VA Claims and Pension side of the operation is all paper based and not computerized. Can you imagine processing the pending 1,200,000 claims from cardboard boxes and file cabinets? While we are in two wars and many of our veterans from previous wars are being ignored, I ask you to take action for those veterans that cannot make this happen on their own. You may not be a veteran, but I bet you have a family member or friend that is. Do this for them and remember it is only a matter of time before someone within your family will serve in the armed forces and I’m sure you would want them to have the proper support. Write Congresswomen Schmidt,

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Group provides comfort to military families By John Seney

The Whole in My Heart military support group provides a place were activeduty servicemen, veterans and family members can meet with others who share

their concerns. Laura Shoemake of Batavia Township joined the group about a year ago when her husband was deployed to Afghanistan. “I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to walk into

a room where everybody knows what you’re going through,” she said. She regularly brings her three young daughters and “my girls would not miss the meeting for anything in the world.”

Her husband, Marine Lt. Col. Thomas Shoemake, recently returned from Afghanistan and retired from the service, but the family plans to continue attending the meetings and being involved in the group.

U.S. Army Sgt. Dean Osborne of Miami Township was home on leave from his second tour of duty in Iraq when he attended a Whole in My Heart meeting for the first time. He thought it was a good


“I can make a doctor’s appointment, check on my lab results, and do it all from right here.”

organization that could be helpful to returning servicemen. County Commissioner Bob Proud, one of the founders of Whole in My Heart, said the group was formed about two years ago and meets the first Thursday of each month at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. About 50 to 60 people packed a room at the civic center for the March 4 meeting. The meeting usually begins with updates from military personnel who have recently returned from overseas. Sgt. Osborne said his unit worked with the Iraqis to rebuild the infrastructure of the country. His unit is scheduled to go to Afghanistan next year. “I enjoy the service,” he said. Lt. Dean Ritchie recently returned from Iraq, where he was serving as a Naval intelligence officer. “You should be proud of the military out there,” he said. Marine Lance Cpl. Dan Oelker returned from Iraq two months ago, where he was part of the last Marine unit to leave Iraq. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt was at the meeting and thanked the returning military personnel for their service. Dan Bare, the director of the county’s Veterans Service Commission, told the group his agency was “there to do what’s right for the vets.” The help his agency provides includes emergency financial assistance to vets in need, transportation to the VA Hospital in Cincinnati and educating veterans about benefits. “We’re proud of what we’re doing,” he said. Bare said there were three issues his office was working on: The backlog of VA claims, the high unemployment rate among veterans and the lack of teaching in schools about the military’s role in history.

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Amelia senior plans, performs at benefit concert By Kellie Geist

During the day, Stephanie Roat is an average Amelia High School senior. But when the bell rings, many know her as a Christian screamo Roat hard core vocalist and the booking agent at The Hedge, a concert venue at Landmark Baptist Church in Batavia Township. It’s those after-school activities that helped put together a benefit concert for the Haitian relief efforts after the January earthquake. “We were just all thinking about what we could do to help and someone said we should have a benefit concert. We all thought it was a great idea and, since I book the concerts at The Hedge concert venue, I was the go-to person,” Roat said. So she pulled a few strings with bands she already knew and hunted MySpace for a variety of bands who would want to play at the concert. Roat even put her own band, Cosmic Affliction, on the list to keep the music going for about 12 hours. Cosmic Affliction, a Christian screamo hard core rock band, has been together for about two years. Roat sings and screams along with her bandmates Matt Moss (guitar), Dan Rubidge (drums), Brian Hansen (bassist) and Cindy Evans (keyboard). “It all started in someone’s garage. We were just messing around, but we were actually pretty good, so we decided to take it seriously,” Roat said. “I’m one of the few female vocalists/ screamers on the scene.” The group frequently plays at The Hedge, but they’ve also performed at larger venues such as The


Stephanie Roat with her band, Cosmic Affliction, performed at a Haiti relief benefit. Roat, who attends Amelia High School, planned the event.

Cosmic Affliction

Vocals: Stephanie Roat, 17 Guitar: Matt Moss, 19 Bass: Brian Hansen, 19 Drums: Dan Rubidge, 24 Keyboard: Cindy Evans, 18 Next concert: 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, at The Hedge, 1450 Clough Pike. This Fires Embrace, When All Else Fails and City of the Century also will be playing. To hear a sample of Cosmic Affliction’s music, visit Madison in Covington, Ky. Roat feels music is one of the best ways to spread the word of Christianity. “I feel music, for me, is a great way of ministry. I’m a Christian and I like to use music to spread the word of Jesus. Even if people don’t agree with that, music can help people who are going through tough times,” she said. Landmark Baptist Church minister Brandon Little said Roat is an essential part of The Hedge and was key to planning the benefit, which raised $1,400 for the Mission of Hope. “Stephanie is a unique individual. For being 17 years old, she’s incredibly responsible. She is amazing at what she does,” Little said. “The fundraiser was very successful.” Roat said she also was able to use the hours spent planning and working the event as community service for her senior project at Amelia High School. Next year Roat plans to attend Northern Kentucky University to study computer information technology.


A group of students from Bethel-Tate and New Richmond high schools gathered at Eastgate Mall for the annual Foreign Language Ambush. During the ambush, the students would walk up to strangers in the mall and speak to them in either Spanish or French. From left: Williamsburg teacher Gloria Cummins, Bethel-Tate teacher Kristin Wells, Bethel-Tate students Kayleigh Gilkison, Grace Havran, Danitra Campbell and Kayla Leonard, New Richmond student Joseph Shepherd, Bethel-Tate student Mitchell Hodge, New Richmond student Brian Paskrins and New Richmond teacher Roger Nyam.

Foreign language ambush by students raises awareness By Kellie Geist


Bethel-Tate High School student Kayleigh Gilkison, front, center, tries to talk to Auntie Anne’s employee Lilly Hirschauer, right, of Eastgate, in Spanish during the foreign language ambush.


Danitra Campbell from Bethel-Tate High School asks Sears Optical employee Joyce Ramey, of Winchester, for glasses in Spanish.

Students from Bethel-Tate and New Richmond high schools ambushed people in Eastgate Mall recently to raise awareness about foreign languages. During this foreign language ambush, students walked up to strangers in the mall and spoke to them in either French or Spanish. Then the students explained the foreign language ambush project and the importance of learning a second language. “I think the main point is to raise public awareness,” said Roger Nyam, a French teacher at New Richmond. “We are a great country, but when it comes to foreign language, we lag behind even developing countries.” “If you go to Europe, even in the poorest countries, most people know at least a second language,” Nyam said. Nyam said it’s important for people to be fluent in a second language because of the world’s inter-connectivity. “The world is fast becoming a global village. The only way to prepare our young people to interact with the rest of the world is to teach them a second language,” Nyam said. February is Discover a Foreign Language Month. Since the foreign language ambush was for a class, the students gauged and recorded the reactions they

received. Many people ignored the students or were confused, but a few others were able to answer the questions, which included “What is your name?” “What time is it?” and “How are you?” While this was uncomfortable for some of the people in the mall, it was equally strange for the students. “It’s just awkward because you just don’t know how people are going to react,” said Bethel-Tate student Grace Havran. “But most of the people are nice about it.” A few people were even able to hold conversations with the students. Will Hudson, an employee at Foot Locker, caught the students from New Richmond off-guard. “I was surprised when he started talking to me,” said Joseph Shepherd of New Richmond. “He was asking me my name and who I was. I didn’t expect that.” Teachers from Williamsburg, Bethel-Tate and New Richmond high schools organized the event. However, because of senior night, none of the students from Williamsburg were able to participate. “We want to bring the students together and work as a foreign language community,” said Gloria Cummins, Spanish teacher at Williamsburg. “This is something we hope to do every year.” Cummins said the groups will get together again in the spring to hold a foreign language quiz bowl.

THINGS TO DO Rummage sale

Mount Moriah United Methodist Church is hosting their Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 9; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Saturday is the $5 bag sale. The sale is in the Education Building at the church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive in Withamsville. Proceeds benefit the church’s repair fund. Call 752-1333.


St. Veronica Parish is hosting Bingo at St. Veronica at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Parish Center at St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. The event includes birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drinks are


available. It is open to ages 18 and up. Admission is $10, free for ages 84 and up. Call 5281622 or visit

Learn to crochet

Clermont County Public Library is hosting “Learn to Crochet” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. The class continues at 6 p.m. April 19. Learn to make simple granny squares and put them together to create a purse. Choose from yarn provided or bring two skeins of yarn. Bring a crochet hook size K. It is for teens and adults. The class is free. Registration is required. Call 724-1070.

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Michael Steelman, of New Richmond, approaches Union Township resident Gary Hardoerfer and asks him, in French, for the time.


New Richmond students Brian Paskins, left, Michael Steelman and Joseph Shepherd talk in French to Eastgate Mall Foot Locker employee Will Hudson, of Milford. It caught the students off-guard when Hudson knew enough French to respond to their questions.

Chiropractor offers services for families By Brian O’Donnell

Dr. Luke Reineck, owner of Living with Motion in Milford, offers massage therapy and chiropractic care for people of all ages. “We focus more on being a family chiropractic, helping kids as small as a few months old to grandma and grandpa,” said Reineck, who lives in Loveland. Reineck discovered chiropractic medicine after sustaining a hip injury playing high school football, he said. After going through physical therapy and taking medications that didn’t help, he finally consulted a


Luke Reineck, owner of Living with Motion Chiropractic. chiropractor who X-rayed his hip in a standing position and saw it was displaced slightly.

“It was the last thing that we picked,” he said. “It seemed like a simple thing that got me better.”

His focus is on families because of his high school experience. “One thing I wanted to do is reach out to schools and reach more kids before problems they have become chronic later in life,” said Reineck. In addition to chiropractic services, Living with Motion offers a licensed massage therapist on location along with nutrition education. Now being offered is a new allergy therapy called BAX-3000, which Reineck said is needleless and safe for children. Living with Motion is at 1007C Ohio 28 in Miami Township.


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Jazzercise, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road. $20 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Amelia. 520-6390. Amelia.

Reptiles, 2 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. A naturalist discusses and displays live reptiles. Family friendly. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.




Best New Annuals and Perennials, 7 p.m.9 p.m. Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road. Room 205. Forest Hills School District Community Education class. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 2313600, ext. 5949; Anderson Township.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Adult Beginner Golf, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Weekly through May 6. Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road. Learn basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, wood shots and golf terminology. Instructed by PGA professionals. Ages 18 and up. $100, $90 resident. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.


Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive. Education Building. Includes dishes, linens, adult and children’s clothing toys, books, furniture, tools, appliances and more. Benefits church’s facility repair fund. Free. 752-1333. Withamsville. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 9


Clermont County Family and Children First Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, Conference room. Presented by Clermont County Family and Children First. 732-5400. Batavia.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-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.


Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. Ages 21 and up. Free. 831-9888. Milford.

The Nerd, 8 p.m. Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Road. Hopeless “nerd” causes chaos at Willum Cubbert’s 34th birthday party. $12, $10 seniors and students. Presented by Milford Theatre Guilde. 575-9351. Miami Township.

SHOPPING Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, Free. 7521333. Withamsville. Spring Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Fellowship Hall. Presented by United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. 943-4451. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 1 0


Bicycle Fit Clinic, 9 a.m. Bishop’s Bicycles, 313 Main St. Spend time with a team of bicycle specialists dedicated to helping you gain the most from your bicycle in comfort, form and fit. Bring bike with. Free. Registration required. 831-2521; Milford. First-Time Homebuyer Seminar, 10 a.m.noon, Bank of America, 8315 Beechmont Ave. Participants provided materials that will walk them through process of purchasing a home. Free pre-qualification available. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by Bank of America Home Loans. 474-6350. Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $20 per month. 520-6390. Amelia.


Right Turn Clyde, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mount Carmel Pub, 4501 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road. 528-9974. Mount Carmel.


Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. 8311711. Union Township. Amazing Raptors, 2 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. See local birds of prey up close. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $81, $54 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


The Nerd, 8 p.m. Mulberry Elementary School, $12, $10 seniors and students. 575-9351. Miami Township.

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Turkey Shoot, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 237, 2215 Memory Lane. Free, additional cost to shoot. 732-0331. Batavia. Golf Beginning Lessons, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Also April 17 and May 1. Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Road. Basic fundamentals of stance, grip and swing, chipping and putting as well as course etiquette. Sam Arnold, instructor. Includes use of equipment and practice balls. Bring 7 iron if you have it. First class is rain-or-shine. $50. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 231-3600, ext. 5949; Pierce Township. Golf Intermediate Lessons, 10:15 a.m.11:15 a.m. Also May 1. Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Road. For those who have some prior golf experience and are looking for review of basics. Includes use of equipment and practice balls. Own clubs welcome. Sam Arnold, instructor. $50. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 2313600, ext. 5949; Pierce Township.


Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 bag sale. Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, Free. 752-1333. Withamsville. Spring Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bag Sale. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 943-4451. Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 1


Forest Hills School District Community Education is hosting Golf Beginning Lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Vineyard Golf Course, 600 Nordyke Road, Pierce Township. The class continues April 17 and May 1. Learn basic fundamentals of stance, grip and swing, chipping and putting as well as course etiquette. Sam Arnold is the instructor. It includes use of equipment and practice balls. Bring a 7 iron if you have it. First class is rain-or-shine. The cost is $50. Registration is required. Call 231-3600, ext. 5949 or visit Golf Intermediate Lessons, 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Also April 18 and May 2. Vineyard Golf Course, $50. Registration required. 2313600, ext. 5949; Pierce Township.



Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. 831-9876. Milford.


Broadway Rocks, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical revue. $10, $5 children. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 677-5447; Loveland.


Wildflower Walks, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Join leaders to learn wildflower identification along trails. $5, $1 children; members free. 831-1711; Union Township. Howl n’ Growl, 2 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Seasongood Nature Center. Naturalist covers the facts and fiction about local wild canines. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Golf Beginning Lessons, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Also April 18 and May 2. Vineyard Golf Course, $50. Registration required. 2313600, ext. 5949; Pierce Township.

Worship Service, 8 a.m. St. Andrew Church Milford, 552 Main St. Free. Presented by St. Andrew Church-Milford. 831-3353. Milford. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 1 2

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Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board of Directors Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, 732-5400. Batavia.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Anime Club, 5:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Watch and discuss anime movies. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.




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.


Anderson Senior Center Genealogy Group, 2:30 p.m. Janet Heywood, research chair, Anderson Township Historical Society, presents “Historical Societies for Research.” Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Anyone interested in genealogy welcome. Free, donations accepted. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $20 per month. 5206390. Amelia. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road. $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.

Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. 929-2427; Milford.


Walking Through the Seasons with Sheep and Sheldon, 1 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, A Hands Up! Puppet Troupe performance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. Spy School, 6:30 p.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Train for a top secret mission: Choose an alias, learn to decode, disarm and avoid spy traps then test your skills by completing a timed team mission. For good readers in grades 2-6. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.

Batavia Homemakers Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Visit to the Rowe Arboretum on Muchmore Road. Faith United Methodist Church, 180 Fifth St. 732-0656. Batavia.



Best Garden and Lawn Ever, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Learn information on macro and micronutrients along with instruction on how to test your soil fertility and adjust the levels for maximum growth. Soil fertility test kits will be available for purchase at the workshop at a reduced rate. $10. Prepaid registration required. 772-7645; Anderson Township.


Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions Information Session, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road. Information on surgical and non-surgical weight-loss programs. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mercy Healthy Weight Solutions. 682-6980; Anderson Township.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Learn to Crochet, 6 p.m. Continues at 6 p.m. April 19. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Learn to make a simple granny square and put together to create a purse. Chose from yarn provided or bring 2 skeins of yarn. Bring a crochet hook size K. For teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


The famous nanny, “Mary Poppins,” comes to the stage at the Aronoff Center, Thursday, April 8, through April 25. The Broadway musical production combines the original stories by P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. It is appropriate for all ages. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 800982-2787 or visit

Family Fun Night, 7 p.m. Kites and Wind. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Stories, crafts, hands-on activities and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.


The Iams Everything Pets Expo will show off animals of all kinds at the Duke Energy Convention Center Friday-Sunday, April 9-11. From seminars to service providers and rescue organizations, the expo will offer education and entertainment. The expo is from 2-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The expo will also host auditions for the “Late Show with David Letterman” segment, “Stupid Pet Tricks” at noon Saturday. Entrance to the expo is $12, adults; $8, ages 9-13; ages 8 and under, admitted for free. Visit or call 513-421-7387.


Bethel Journal

April 8, 2010


Marriage more about transformation than happiness Editor’s note: This is a reprint of Father Lou’s column. He will be back next week with a new column.

We’re fast approaching the wedding season. It would be fascinating to ask those soon to marry, “What’s the purpose of marriage; what are your expectations of what will occur in the coming years, and especially to you personally?” And then, to ask them the same question 20 years later. Many years later after his marriage, a man confided to author Gary Thomas, “I found there was a tremendous amount of immaturity within me that my marriage had confronted. The key was that I had to change my view of marriage. If the purpose of marriage was simply to enjoy infatuation and make me ‘happy,’ then I’d have to get a ‘new’ marriage every two or three years. But if I really wanted to see God transform me from the inside out, I’d need to concentrate on changing

myself rather than changing my spouse.” Wise man! Very few people preparing for marriage seem to consider that one of the goals of marriage is for their loving relaFather Lou tionship to Guntzelman change and Perspectives transform them. What if God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be continually turned on as if the world were already heaven? What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? What if some struggle is always involved? The biblical writer of Genesis was extremely wise in the words he selected. For example, in the story of the beginning of human relationships with Adam and Eve,

they are there, that they are real, and that they are wildly different from the imaginary beings we carry in our fantasies. They teach us about life outside of ourselves – they teach us how to love. Our narcissistic culture, however, leads us to look at others in quite a self-centered way. All these people are out there for me to use, not love. If they challenge me too much, or resist my manipulations, I can just leave one and seek out another – or another. Our culture degrades potential relationships. Many of them become mere opportunities for sex-and-then-move on. Marriage and genuine relationships are those that have the power to transform us. In marriage, a man is given the opportunity of seeing one woman, one person, as he has never seen any other woman or person before – and to know himself as he has never known himself before. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” best-selling

the writer chose a rather unromantic phrase to describe Eve – “a fitting helper” for the man. The word for “fitting” in Hebrew – ezer – is itself a paradox. It means both “different and equal,” “facing and separate,” and a person “in devoted opposition.” Eve will not only be one with her lover, she will also challenge him, as will he her. They will help each other become more fully human. “It’s not just that marriage is a lot of work,” remarks Irwin Kula, “it’s that marriage or any close relationship is a place where you learn about yourself, your shadows and your light.” Could that be one of the reasons why the Creator said it’s not good to be alone? For who realistically challenges their own ego? Marriage is a persistent reminder that we are not alone, that our egos are not all that matters. It informs us that there are other people in the world: that

author Mike Mason writes, “To put it simply, marriage is a relationship far more engrossing than we want it to be. It always turns out to be more than we bargained for. It is disturbingly intense, disruptively involving and that is exactly the way it was designed to be. It is supposed to be more – almost – than we can handle. … Only marriage urges us into the deep and unknown waters. For that is its very purpose: to get us out beyond our depth, out of the shallows of our own secure egocentricity and into the dangerous and unpredictable depths of a real interpersonal encounter.” Do current statistics warrant the estimate that more and more spouses play for a while in the shallow surf, and never get out into the depths? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Austin Tran, 3, greets a customer on the Meals On Wheels route that he delivers with his mother, Kim Tran.





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Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park. Call 513-831-2052. Chocolate Fest is a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers that raises funds for community-based programs. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with maximum of $20 per family. Good for unlimited tastings. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to or call 513-221-0547. In addition to the bake-off, the Chocolate Fest features an auction with two weeks of online bidding (April 5-15 at culminating in an inperson auction April 17 as part of the Chocolate Fest). The auction offers art, jewelry, services, tickets and unique experiences. You need not attend the fest to participate in the auction. If you have questions, contact Ariel Miller at 513-221-0547 or at Judges are Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis, and Matt Madison of Madisono’s Gelato. Each entry is also eligible for People’s Choice Awards, voted on by people using tickets of $1 each. 1

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Interact with historical figures like Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone, and try your penmanship with a quill and a bottle of ink. The 18th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous offers many such opportunities as it unfolds April 24 and April 25 at the Community Park in Williamsburg. “This is the largest outdoor historical event in the Cincinnati area,” said Ron Shouse, president of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee. More than 5,000 visitors are expected to attend the


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Clermont County Journal reader Char Williams asks: “What are micro-greens?” They’re sprouts of common greens harvested at 1 to 2 inches. You’ll find cress, broccoli, arugula and even clover marketed. Use in stir fries, salads or, as I do, as a garnish. I have my own way of getting these – I just go to my spring-fed pool for the cress and the herb garden for the arugula. Try tiny dandelion greens, too.

Rooting out recipes

LaRosa’s ricotta. A Western Hills reader misses buying this at the Western Hills LaRosa’s deli. Terrie Evans, sister of Buddy LaRosa, said to try an old-fashioned ricotta, not whipped or real lowfat. She suggested Stella’s brand, available locally. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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April 8, 2010


Ultimate 4H’ers

Eight members of the Ultimate 4H’ers recently took a road trip to Wilmington College to compete in the Wilmington College Lil’ International Showmanship Contest. The members got to sharpen their skills by participating in horse, pig, goat, sheep and beef cattle showmanship. All members present received a placing of first to third in their respective showmanship classes. Taylor Howerton received the award of first overall in the Junior Beef showmanship division. The 4H’ers are: Back row, Roger Sannes, Taylor Howerton, Brett Liming, Clinton Liming and Nickol Sannes. Front row, Carly Bruan, Brooke Howerton and Erin Jennings.


Church musical was wonderful

Howdy folks, The musical at the Bethel United Methodist Church last Sunday evening was wonderful. The crowd was big, more than 400 people attended. After the music the church members had cookies, fruit, veggies, lunch meat and cheese. Folks sure enjoyed the music, snacks and visiting with their friends. Now mark your calendar for the quilt show at the Methodist Church in Bethel Saturday, May 8. That day will be Bethel Arts and Music Fest. There will music, food, crafts and the Bethel Lions Club will have a booth. If you have any used eye glasses drop them off at the Lions Club booth. This event will be all around the town. By the municipal building, in front of the Grant Memorial, at the church, at Burke Park and by the school. The Riverside Coffee Mill on Riverside Drive in Batavia will have a waffle breakfast benefit for a young lady. Nora Loving, Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. till noon. Nora has Type 1 diabetes. She is 9 and a half years old, so come and eat. This young lady and her family needs all the help they can get. This is one of the things the coffee shop does to help needy causes. We would hope the folks in Batavia and surrounding areas would support this event and the coffee shop. We had a feller stop and wanted a big bird feeder so we built one that is 30 inches long it will hold lots of bird seed. Ruth Ann and Bonnie Lytle had a junior grange meeting last Friday at the

M o n r o e Grange Hall i n Nicholsville. There were 11 juniors there. They making George were seed picRooks tures. These Ole young folks Fisherman sure enjoyed this picture making and used lots of glue. They hold offices like the subordinate grange and one little boy sure likes to get the pop can tabs and put them in a jar in the grange hall. They will be doing the program for the subordinate grange April 16. The pop tabs will be taken to the state grange. They sell them and divide the money between the schools for the hearing impaired in Ohio. Ruth Ann and I went to the Clermont Northeastern

Lions Club fish dinner March 26. There was a good crowd and the fish, cole slaw, French fries, desserts and drinks were very good. We saw several folks there who we knew and had a good visit. The club does so much for the community and appreciated the good turnout. After the musical Sunday evening at the church a feller said he had a brown thrasher bird at his bird feeder. It was there for a couple days. There was also a lady who we had been telling about putting peanut butter on a board then putting birdseed on it and hanging it up in the tree. She said they had gotten some peanut butter and were going to do the same thing. We have not been fishing yet this year. We have been busy in the carpenter shop and planting the garden.

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RELIGION Community Church of Nazarene

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday Service is at 10:45 a.m. The church is at Washington and

The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

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Eastgate Community Church

The church is hosting “Lunch in the Park” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Union Township Veterans Park (Helicopter Park), corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike. I t is free to the public and includes music, games and a door prize at 12:30 p.m. Register upon arrival. The church is at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia; 943-3926.

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The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays.

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

To celebrate 100 years of Scouting in America the weekend of March 19 to March 21, the members of Bethel Boy Scout Troop 196 took a special camping trip to the Eastern Hills Rod and Gun club in Owensville to learn gun safety, do some target shooting and establish bragging rights for the year. Twenty four boys and seven adults learned shoot .22 rifles Saturday and

shotguns using clay birds Sunday. Along with the shooting, the boys were able to fish, hike, make their own meals and sit around the campfire listening to tall tales and scary stories, just ask one of them about the 100 pound possum. For 15 boys, it was their first camping trip with the troop. For information about Troop 196 or Scouting, call Ron Shouse at 734-1119.





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The Mount Moriah United Methodist Women are hosting a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 9; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10. A $5 bag sale is Saturday, April 10. The sale offers dishes, linens, adult and children’s clothing, toys, books, knick knacks, furniture, tools, small appliances and more. The church is at 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Withamsville; 752-1333.

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Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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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 Nursery provided for all services

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ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Bernadette Church 1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Sunday Service ~ 10:45 am


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

Holy Week Maundy Thursday Services April 1 ~ 7 pm Good Friday ~ April 2 “To the Cross” Gallery Open 3 pm to 7:30 pm

Easter Sunday Services

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

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176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

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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

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Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

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Sunday day Worship o s p Se Service......8:30am, ce 8 30a , 10:30am 03 Sunday d School.......................9:30am Sh l 93 w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

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

Trinity United Methodist Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



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Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility

Sunrise Service ~ 7 am Easter Worship 9 am and 10:45 am

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

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2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Eric Hoover, 33, 4339 McKeever Road, Williamsburg, janitor, and Alysha Chase, 33, 4339 McKeever Road, Williamsburg, homemaker. Robert Jones II, 27, 114 E. Walnut, Felicity, mechanic, and Stephanie Jones, 32, 114 E. Walnut, Felicity, student. Scott Meadors, 44, 3563 Bootjack Road, Williamsburg, manufacturing technician, and Sheri Chaney, 36, 3563 Bootjack Road, Williamsburg, housewife. Eric Rice, 28, 125 Morris, Bethel, welder, and Crystal Woodford, 36, 125 Morris, Bethel, manager. Roger Chamberlain, 24, 2484 Bantam Road, Bethel, Target, and Lisa Worley, 22, 2484 Bantam Road, Bethel. Robert McCall, 28, 2595 Poplar Ridge, Bethel, USMC, and Kayla Pride, 26, 2595 Poplar Ridge, Bethel, receptionist.

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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm

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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

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Jesse Webster, 19, 2643 Spring St., drug paraphernalia, Feb. 28. Ashley R. Pence, 25, 141 Rich St., drug possession, Feb. 28. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, March 4. Shawn A. Haitz, 40, 2224 Rhonda Ave., driving under suspension, March 6. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, March 11. Zachary Mertz, 23, 6260 Morrow Road, operating vehicle under influence, March 14. Beverly Brown, 51, 107 Clark St., domestic violence, March 11.

Incidents/investigations Abusing harmful intoxicants

Female found unconscious at 3040 Angel Drive, Feb. 22.


Female was assaulted at 141 Rich St., March 3.

Breaking and entering

X-Box system taken from Flashcade Arcade; $300 at 222 W. Plane St., March 15.

Criminal damage

Latch broken at 231 Campbell Lane, March 14.

Domestic violence

At West Plane Street, March 4. At West Plane Street, March 13. At Clark Street, March 11.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 241 N. Ash St., March 1.


Male stated ID used with no authorization; $4,154 loss at 117 W. Plane St., Feb. 24.


Kitchen chair taken at 104 Bethel Park, Feb. 20. Garbage can tops taken at Burke Park; $416 value at 300 Fossyl Drive, Feb. 23. Graduation cap tassel taken at 114




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Morris St., Feb. 24. 2003 Ford taken; $10,300 at 42 S. Union St., Feb. 25. Medication taken at 140 Rich St. No. 4, March 3. Money and CDs taken from vehicle at 522 W. Osborne, March 5. Wallet taken from purse at Nazarene Church at 150 E. Water St., March 4. Check taken at 205 W. South St., March 5. Coins taken from vehicle at 150 W. Water St., March 5. Coins taken from vehicle at 202 S. Union St., March 5. Bike taken at 119 W. Plane St., March 9.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 134 S. Union St., March 15.


Garrison Road, Bethel, domestic violence at 2284 E Garrison Road, Bethel, March 25. Paul Matthew Willenbrink, 35, 2284 E Garrison Road, Bethel, domestic violence at 2284 E Garrison Road, Bethel, March 25. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Felicity, March 25. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Felicity, March 28. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Felicity, March 28. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Felicity, March 28. Juvenile, 17, theft, Bethel, March 28. Juvenile, 18, theft, Bethel, March 28.

At 219 N Main St., Bethel, March 24. At 517 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, March 25.

Criminal mischief

At 304 Sunset Drive, Bethel, March 27.

Criminal trespass

At 1000 Elm St., Felicity, March 28.

Domestic violence

At Chilo Cemetery, Felicity, March 25. At Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 22. At E Garrison Road, Bethel, March 25.

Offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing


Juanita L. Willenbrink, 41, 2284 East

Daugherty and Debra (Shane) Niehaus; sisters, Rena Howes and Debbie Fore; and grandchildren, Josh Diel, J.C. Tolle, Jimmy A. Strunk Jr., Wyatt Strunk, Logan Daugherty, Savannah Sears and Gregory Sears. Preceded in death by parents, Albert and Dessie (nee

Gloria J. Shafer, 62, of Bethel died March 27. Survived by husband, Ronald J. Shafer; daughters, Julie (Rich) Humphries and Brandi Blalock; and siblings, Georgetta West, Gilbert Sellers, Donna Haungs and Beverly Mason. Preceded in death by father, Gilbert Sellers; and mother, Opal Bennett. Services were April 1 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Gloria Shafer Liver Transplant Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank.


Total Quality Logistics vs. Coast to Coast Cargo Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Nicholas Fitch, et al., professional tort Harry P. Gerbus and Anna I. Reynolds vs. Candace J. Darrell, et al., other tort Doris Kitchen, et al. vs. Victor Teeters, et al., other tort Sylvina L. Power vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation Larry Howell vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation Robin M. Rothwell vs. Marsha P.


Adam Montunnas, Bethel, alter, 167 Clark Ave., Bethel Village. Harry Hill, Hamersville, demolition, 220 Osborne St., Tate Township. Big Indian Properties, Amelia, trailer, 2051 Big Indian Road, Washington Township.

Ryan and Stewart Filmscreen, worker’s compensation Bank of New York Mellon vs. Fredrick J. Waldman, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank National Association ND vs. Karen W. Stallings, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Linda A. Morgan, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Jacque E. Chaney, et al., foreclosure

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LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE 1635 AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE ADMINISTRA TOR TO ENTER INTO CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SERVICE CORPORATION (AEP) COMMISSION ERS TO PROVIDE ELECTRIC POWER TO THE VILLAGE OF BETHEL,OHIO, adopted 03/29/2010 by the Bethel Village Council. Complete details of the legislation are available upon request at the Municipal Fiscal Office, 120 N. Main St., Bethel, Ohio 45106. Mayor James T. Dick Fiscal Officer Angelina Burton 9297

Public Notice The Village of Chilo is accepting bids for mowing. Mowing will include five (5) lots, and trimming hedges. Submit your bids to: The Village of Chilo, P.O. Box 23, Chilo, OH 45112. All bids must be received by April 30th, 2010. Village council will vote on bids on May 3rd, 2010 during the regular scheduled meeting. Winning bid will be notified May 4th, 2010. For a copy of this notice or questions regarding the work order, contact the Village Mayor at 513-876-2436. 1001549600

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2355 Haul Lane, Diane & Paul Denniston to Luther & Judy Wilson, 5.0400 acre, $200,000. 220 Osborn St., Scott Asbury to Harry & Margene Hill, 0.2690 acre, $10,000. 3049 Schaller Road, Judy Reinhardt, et al. to John Williamson, 1.3300 acre, $71,900.


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Kelly Lynn (nee Jennings) Liberto, 35, of Felicity died March 27. Survived by husband, Sam Liberto; children, Tyler Newman, Natalie Newman and Brent Liberto; granddaughter, Brooklynn Liberto; mother and father, Jim and Susan Jennings; brother, Scott (Jill) Jennings; niece, Erin Jennings; maternal grandmother, Betty Shields; paternal grandmother, Eva Jennings; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by niece, Kellyn Jennings. Services were April 1 at Felicity Christian Church. Memorials may be

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Louella F. Franklin, 96, of Bethel died April 1. Survived by son, Richard A. Franklin; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, James A. Franklin; son, James L. Franklin; daughter, Betty L. Pitzer; and parents, Luther and Nora (nee Johnson) Mastin. Services were April 5 at Bethel Church of Christ.

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Older residents can learn new driving tips Cars have changed and so have traffic rules. If you are an older driver, you probably haven’t received any driving instruction since you got your license at the age of 16; even experienced drivers can benefit from a refresher course. The AARP Driver Safety Program will be 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April

20, at the Batavia Township Hall, 1535 Clough Pike. “This is a great opportunity for older drivers to learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment,” said Martha Enriquez with Clermont Safe Communities.

Targeted at drivers age 50 and older, the safety program will cover new technologies in today’s vehicles. “We will look at ways to minimize the effects of dangerous blind spots, proper use of anti-lock brakes and provide information on when it’s time to turn over the keys,” said AARP driving safety instructor Joe Liot-

ta. “Many of those who take the course receive a discount on their auto insurance.” “After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and how you can avoid potential collisions and prevent injuries to yourself and others,” said Enriquez. As an increasing number of older drivers hit

the roads, it is more important than ever to ensure safe driving skills are in place. There is no test at the end of the course. If you or a loved one is concerning about whether you are a safe driver, AAA has a quiz at m?button=driver55. The cost of the AARP

Driver Safety Program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 732-3888. AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all.

Jan R. Klumpp vs. Carolyn A. Klumpp Vanetta Snyder vs. Peter Gerlaugh Mirka Robert vs. George Robert Jr. Ruby N. Criddle vs. Theodore L. Criddle


IN THE COURTS From B7 Bank of New York Mellon vs. David L. Sibert, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Laurie Jean Stoner, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Justin P. Lang, et al., foreclosure Farm Credit Services of Mid America FLCA vs. Gregory J. Cunningham II, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Cariann E. Long, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Tricia L. Roush and Eugene M. Roush, foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Tom Jordan, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Clermont County Treasurer, et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Curtis N. Lester, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael Meder and Lana Meder, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Deborah L. Herget, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Billy Ray Turner, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robert W. Farfsing, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Randy L. Knabe, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Brian D. Figgins and Pamela Figgins, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Jeremy Settles, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA vs. Anita K. Owens, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald L. Morgan, et al., foreclosure

Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Robert E. Durbrow, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Rick J. Sommer, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA as Trustee for Option One vs. Hector L. Rosario and Treasurer of Clermont County, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC successor to Chase Manhattan vs. Marje J. Ferguson, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Tom Smallwood, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Trachelle R. McCracken, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. successor to ABN AMRO vs. Steven A. Peak and Beneficial Ohio Inc., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Justin A. Rigg, foreclosure Aurora Loan Servicing LLC vs. John Shell, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home Loans vs. William Allen Meyer, et al., foreclosure Mers Inc. vs. David E. Fisher, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David D. Cornelius, et al., foreclosure OneWest Bank FSB vs. Brian S. Carter, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Dale A. Williams, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Daniel W. Pendergraft, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Tom L. Cecil, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Donald W. Murphy, et al., foreclosure Ford Motor Credit Company LLC vs. Elisha K. Miley and Robert Miley, other civil Jason Fint vs. Lois Malloy, other civil






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Amy Janson vs. Jeremy A. Janson Ashley Marie Banks vs. Richard Chandler Angela Warring vs. Mark Warring Traci Brown vs. Robert J. Brown Brian Thompson vs. Tonya L. Thompson Joyce Acierni vs. Ronald Acierni Michelle C. Sheets vs. Dennis R. Murphy Wayne J. Owens vs. Monica Graciela Owens Bruce A. Gregory vs. Sheree L. Gregory William J. Zimmer vs. Michele Zimmer Melissa Alder vs. Russell H. Alder Terry Heuton vs. Jamie Heuton Anna Dunn vs. Stephen C. Dunn Jr. Jeremy A. Janson vs. Amy E. Janson George E. Bartley vs. Tiffney Bartley


Beth Baxter vs. Todd Baxter Lisa Warman vs. David G. Warman Rochelle M. Wagner Hoye vs. Stephen Michael Hoye Jenney Rudd vs. Kevin L. Rudd Misalena K. Chittum vs. Bernard Chittum II Margaret Muchmore vs. Donald Muchmore Sr. John E. Spahni vs. Melonna R. Spahni-Ritchie Kristen Jayne Pingley vs. Jerry Adam Pingley Karen E. Jackson vs. John F. Jackson Zona M. Vogt vs. Robert W. Vogt Bryan Brown vs. Shaunte Brown Ricky L. Felts vs. Heather R. Felts Russell Lee Lovins vs. Brenda Kay Lovins Nancy Lynn Piatt vs. Dennis L. Piatt Amy L. Kollmann vs. Gerald A. Kollmann Cora A. Hockstock vs. Richard J. Hockstock Sharon Rae Newton vs. Timothy Ray Newton Kristal Feller vs. Daniel Feller Rosemary K. Caudill vs. Earl R. Caudill Lisa P. Ridener vs. Danny J. Ridener Robert M. Eversole Jr. vs. Kimberly Ann Baker Travis J. Otten vs. Rhonda Kay Otten Rhiannon Leppert vs. Christopher Leppert Ruth Ann Mounce vs. Carlos N. Mounce

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. Manion F. McCollum, 41, 2205 Berry Road, Amelia, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Paskel Wayne Thompson Jr., 24, 8639 Susan View Lane, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Human Services. Jeffrey A. Piening, 40, 8 Clark St. Augustine, Fla., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Human Services. Crystal N. Sturgill, 30, 6195 Ludlow Circle, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Human Services. Edward Sherman Chapman, 35, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road Apt. 96, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Human Services. June Alice Ruark, 54, 2486 Laurel Lindale Road, Amelia, passing bad checks, grand theft, Pierce Township Police. James E. Huegal Jr., 20, 848 Castlebay Drive, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Gayla A. Hawks, 38, 6447 Sherman Ave., Cincinnati, grand theft, passing bad checks, Union Township Police Department.

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