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BETHEL — A police levy will be necessary in the fall. Bethel village council members made the announcement a their regular meeting April 11. “The police take up half of our general fund,” said council member Donna Gun. “There are other things that must be done (with that money).” “We don’t want to do it, and I don’t think people want us to do it, but for the welfare of the village it needs to be done,” Gunn said. Most other villages have much higher levy rates than Bethel, she said. The board began preparing for the levy in a safety meeting April 2, said Jeremiah Hembree, council member.

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“It’s not enjoyable, but it’s necessary,” Hembree said. “We have to think about our residents. We think it’s a nominal cost for the serGunn vice.” Police Chief Mark Planck highlighted withering funds as a main reason for the levy. “The governor is already cutting back on Planck the money coming in,” he said. “The money we send to Columbus isn’t what we’re getting back.” Simply put, “we need to get it passed,” Planck said.

PRINCIPAL READS FROM 30 FEET UP Bick Primary School Principal Matt Wagner April 5 read “No Dinner!: The Story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin” to students from 30 feet in the air. The event was a reward for meeting the second-trimester accelerated reader point goal. THANKS TO JIM SHEPHERD

Annual Grassy Run celebrates county’s history By Keith BieryGolick

From Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, April 28, George West and the rest of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee will live in the Williamsburg Community Park. “Our tent is our home for that period,” said West, committee president, underscoring the organization’s commitment to informing the community about its history. Not only will they live there, but they’ll be living like it’s the 1700s. “We try to make it like you’re stepping back in time,” said Ron Shouse, former committee president. The Grassy Run

Bob Ford, left, demonstrates his flute-playing skills for Hill Intermediate fourth-graders Eddie Harvey and Alex Houchin of Bethel during Grassy Run in Williamsburg in 2012. FILE PHOTO

Rendezvous started as a way to celebrate the largest recorded battle between settlers and natives in Clermont County. It was originally designed as a one-time event in 1992, but the



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community embraced it so much that it is now entering its 21st year. Shouse believes the event’s longevity and continued success can be attributed to its

educational value. “A child can open up a history book and read the stories about George Washington and other great leaders, but if you can take that and add touching it, smelling it and seeing it then it sticks to them and they remember it,” he said. “Teachers do a wonderful job with what they can, but they don’t have a lot of time to teach what is in their backyard - the local history.” The Grassy Run Rendezvous will feature a School Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, with more than 15 historical stops where children will have a chance to see a blacksmith weld a piece

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The East Fork Watershed Collaborative and Valley View Foundation are working together again this year with area partners to coordinate the 2013 Spring Litter Cleanup event in Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River watershed. This regional cleanup event is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Williamsburg’s event is 10 a.m. to noon. “Last year, we mobilized almost 800 volunteers and removed an estimated 20 tons of litter and trash,” said Vanessa Hannah, executive director for the Valley View Foundation. “Each year we aim to increase our numbers and involve more volunteers and communities.” Recycling also will be emphasized this year. “We’re challenging each site to recycle as much of the litter as they can,” said Hannah. Volunteers are needed to help spruce up various locations throughout the East Fork Watershed in Clermont County. Litter found near streams is the largest concern in many of these communities. “Litter pollution harms the quality of our drinking water and the streams in which we swim, relax and fish,” said Becky McClatchey, watershed coordinator with the East Fork Watershed Collaborative. “Events like the annual spring cleanup can have a big impact on the overall reduction of litter and the event also helps to spread the message of pollution prevention.” Interested volunteers can register online at ZoQvXp, or call the Valley View Foundation at (513) 218-1098 for detailed information. Volunteers can choose from a list of cleanup sites and may have the option to use a free canoe. The Spring Litter Cleanup site locations include: Williamsburg; Owensville Gauche Park; Milford City Hall, 745 Center St.; Miami Township Fire Station, 5888 McPicken Drive, off Business 28; Bethel Burke Park, Felicity South Park; Amelia Groh Park, 3390 Huntsman Trace; New Richmond; East Fork State Park, campground area, Loop C; Stonelick State Park, campground area.

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of steel into a useful tool and hear accounts from participants dressed completely in period-specific clothing, among other activities. “It’s a way of bringing to the public, and especially children, the history (of Clermont County),” West said. “(We) demonstrate the way people lived back then so they can have an understanding of how far we’ve come and what people went through to give them the homes they have now.” West took over for Shouse as committee president this year and he

plans to implement a few new features. “We’re going to have an official opening ceremony at 10:30 (a.m.) Saturday. The Sons of the American Revolution are going to come in and give a gun salute,” West said. “Later in the day Saturday, we are bringing in a couple gentlemen to portray Tecumseh and his brother, The Prophet.” In Shouse’s eyes, if Grassy Run “can hook one kid into learning more about their history then we’ve done our job.” The Rendezvous is open to the public Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at the Williamsburg Community Park, 150 E. Main St.

Clermont Co. Democrats to host annual dinner “Building to Last” is the theme for this year’s Annual Golden Donkey Dinner to be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate April 27. The Honorable Nina Turner, Democratic State Senator from Cleveland, will be the keynote speaker. Turner has served in the Ohio Senate since 2008

Saturday 10 a.m. Gate opens 10:30 a.m. Opening ceremony Children’s costume parade immediately following opening ceremony. Worldwalker Steve Newman is scheduled to participate. 11 a.m. White Oak singers, native American drumming, singing and dancers Noon Russ Childers, music 1 p.m. Kenny Ashcraft, Singer/songwriter 2 p.m. Camper’s log sawing contest 3 p.m. Tecumseh and his brother the Prophet 4 p.m. Dave Dowler, hammered dulcimer 6 p.m. Event closes to the public Sunday 11 a.m. Gate opens Noon Kenny Ashcraft, singer/songwriter 1 p.m. White Oak singers 2 p.m. Tellico, musical group 3 p.m. White Oak Singers 4 p.m. Dave Dowler, hammered dulcimer 5 p.m. Event closes Throughout the day each day and at various times: » Blacksmithing demonstrations, rope making, tin punching, spinning and weaving, children’s games, flint knapping (making tools from flint, such as arrowheads), cooking demonstrations, writing with a quill pen, hawk and knife throwing demonstrations, weapons demonstrations, woodworking and sawing, storytelling.

Friends and family will host a benefit for Mindy (Hughes) and Todd Obermeyer and their family. Mindy is fighting stage IV lung cancer. She is 41 with three girls. The “Love For Mindy Bash” will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Old Missile Base, 1133 Fruit Ridge Road, Moscow. Admission at the gate is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Kids under 3 are free. Admission includes spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A cornhole tournament will be from noon to 4 p.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $40 per team. Prizes will be given to the first- and second-place winners. Food and drink will be available to purchase during the tournament. The following will begin at 5 p.m.: Bingo, raffle, cake walk and the

auction. To donate, go to any River Hills Bank location and make a deposit in the “Love for Mindy” account.

Eastgate road work

Eastgate North Frontage Road, between Eastgate Boulevard and Golf Galaxy, will be closed for about one week beginning Monday, April 22, for work to improve access. This is part of the Eastgate area improvements planned by Clermont County Transportation Improvement District this summer. This project is about 3,200 feet and will include lane realignments to allow traffic to move through the intersection more efficiently.

History meeting

The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105, McDonough Hall, Clermont College, 4200 Cler-








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The Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The plans for the Grassy Run Rendezvous food booth April 26, April 27 and April 28 at Williamsburg Park will be made along with plans for the plant sale that will take place at the hall Saturday, May 4.

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well as door prizes. The cost of the dinner is $60, but if the reservation and payment is received by April 20, the price is reduced to $50. Call 575-3795, email, or visit to make reservations or for more information.

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and as Minority Whip since 2012. She serves on the Judiciary, Transportation and Education Committees and sees education as a critical element of economic prosperity. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. until dinner at 6:30 p.m. to meet and greet potential can-

nized Bethel Diamond Sports Inc. for the softball and baseball teams. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under. The menu is sausage, pancakes, potatoe cakes, juice, milk or coffee. Also, The Bethel Lions Club will host the circus May 20 at the school garage/administration building grounds.

Special meeting

The Bethel-Tate Local School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at Hill Intermediate School, 150 Fossyl Drive. The reason for the meeting: A board work session.

Supper club fire

The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire is a tragedy many haven’t forgotten. The night of May 28, 1977, the Northern Kentucky nightclub caught fire and was quickly engulfed in flames. In the end, 165 people were killed and more than 200 people were hurt. It sparked questions that have continued to burn for more than three decades – it seems no one has been able to fully extinguish the mystery. Tom Zaniello, Northern Kentucky University’s former Honors Director, has researched the subject by diving deep into its history. The program is set for 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Clermont County Public Library’s Union Township Branch, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The program is for ages 12 and up. Guests are asked to pre-register by calling the branch at 513-528-1744 or visiting


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Grant greenhouse to open April 20 The Grant Career Center Horticulture students are busy preparing for the spring bedding plant season by transplanting, fertilizing and moving plants into their final growing containers. The students, under the direction of instructors Gary Broadwell and Nancy Weis, are growing a wide selection of vegetables, annual and perennial flowers, and hanging baskets for gar-

dening. Many new varieties have been added this year and customers are encouraged to shop early for the best selection. Mark your calendar for the spring opening Wednesday, April 17. The greenhouse will be open each school day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and until 6 p.m. each Thursday (except for Thursday evening, May 16). The Greenhouse also will be open

during the Community Appreciation Dinner Saturday, April 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year, the greenhouse will also be open two Saturdays for shopping. Stop by and shop on Saturdays, May 4 and May 11, from 9 a.m. to1p.m. and pick up great plants for yard and garden. The greenhouse will close for the season Friday, May 17, at 2 p.m.

Grant Career Center Horticulture students Miranda Noble, left, and Rose Steel check over the pansy crop in preparation of the Greenhouse Opening Day Wednesday, April 17. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

Group to provide bikes to children By Forrest Sellers

MILFORD — Cycling enthusiast Cheryl Sussell wants to put bicycles in the hands of children in need. Sussell, who is a resident of Milford, and Chris Lonsberry, have started Cinci Holiday Bike Drive. The organization refurbishes donated bicycles for distribution to children referred by area social service agencies. Sussell said she got the idea from a similar program in Portland, Oregon, which donated 460 refurbished bicycles last December. Cinci Holiday Bike Drive will have a donation drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, Recreational Equipment, Inc. park-

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ing lot. Rookwood Commons is at 2699 Edmondson Road. The bicycles then will be given to children in the Milford, Madisonville and Anderson Township areas at the end of the year. The organization is looking for donations of gently-used bicycles for children ages 3 to 8. “I wanted to give bikes to people who can’t afford it,” said Sussell, a recreational therapist who is also an employee at Bishop’s Bicycles in Milford.

Bishop’s is where the donated bicycles are refurbished. “When you put children on bicycles when they are young, they become bicycle advocates,” said Sussell. Sussell said providing the bicycles has an added benefit of encouraging good health. “Cinci Holiday Bike Drive is a great new addition (to) the Greater Cincinnati cycling community,” said Frank Henson, president of Queen City Bike and a resident of Madisonville. “(This) will allow more children to experience the joy of riding a bicycle.” Monetary donations also are being accepted. For information, check Facebook under “Cinci Holiday Bike Drive” or send an email to

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Bethel grad receives Miami award By Roxanna Swift

BETHEL — Bethel-Tate High School graduate Blake Woodward March 24 received a Second-Year Achievement Award from Miami University. The award is given to sophomores who excel academically, get involved and make a difference on campus, Woodward said. Sophomores are targeted for the award because for many it is the hardest year of college, said Mark Peterson, professor and anthropology department chair. The award is a way of identifying students for a specific skill or achievement. “Blake is a very smart, goaldriven, passionate young woman,” Peterson said. When Woodward originally received an invitation to the awards banquet, she did not realize she had been nominated for an award, she said. When she learned about her nomination, she was “ecstatic,” but she did not expect to win. “There are some great sopho-

mores on campus, who are doing amazing things,” she said. She again was “ecstatic” when she received the award. “It was, overall, just a really cool experience,” she said. After graduating from Bethel-Tate in 2011, Woodward began her post-secondary education at Hanover College, where she was offered a position on the soccer team. Although she liked Hanover, it is a small college, and she wanted “more opportunities for more of a college experience,” she said. After her first semester, she transferred to Miami University in Oxford, where she is double majoring in anthropology and political science. When she arrived at Miami, Woodward became concerned about obesity and its effects on college students, Peterson said. Many students have set routines of health- and nutrition-related social habits, which are disrupted when they enter college. Constantly changing schedules, stress, snacking and sedentary studying often cause a decline in physical fitness and attention to

Miami University sophomore Blake Woodward of Bethel, left, receives a Second-Year Student Achievement Award from President David C. Hodge. PROVIDED

diet. To help combat obesity, Woodward took training courses to learn how to help her peers with workouts and nutritional guidance, she said. She was accepted into the Instructor Training program at the Miami Recreation Center and offers

personal training sessions and guidance to friends and classmates. Woodward, whose parents both coach sports at Bethel-Tate High School, has always been active and interested in fitness, she said. Her biggest hobby is running. She tries to participate

in events that raise money for good causes. Some races she has run in are the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Autism Speaks Puzzle Run and the Bethel 10K Run. Woodward also is an E-3 in the Army National Guard, a member of the Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity and an Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sister, she said. She has been on the Dean’s List all three semesters at Miami. “At a time when most students are floundering, Blake is high-energy and goal-driven,” Peterson said. He is pleased to see Woodward in the anthropology department and is excited to see what she will do in the next couple years. “Students who receive the achievement award ... tend to do extraordinary things later, in addition to their regular course work,” he said. Woodward said she would like to enter a pre-law program after completing her anthropology and political science degrees.


Eric Radtke of Union Township was honored as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus at UC Clermont College March 27. THANKS TO MAE HANNA

Nine seniors Felicity-Franklin FFA members traveled to Chicago April 1 for their FFA senior trip. They visited da Bella pizzeria and watched Napoleon pizzas being made at one of four stops on a Chicago pizza tour. THANKS TO ALEXIS CHRISTENSEN


The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2012-2013.

Principal’s List 4.0 GPA Travis Bee, Austin Caldwell, Mariah Canter, Brooke Corbin, Shawn Davin, Kaitlyn Demaris, Coralena Emmons, Tyler Frazee, Phyllis Hammock, Sarah Holman, Brittany Hubbard, Brianna Jackson, Sydney Kilgore, Michael Lang, Jeremy Lewis, Alex Lilly, Jessica Marsh, Harlee McMahan, Jesse Miles, Ashley Miller, Jáe Mosley, Tristan Murphy, Alexandra Nissel, Miranda Noble, Danielle Peters, Marissa Planck, Angelo Quiles, Taylor Robinson, Clare Schaljo, Jodi Seale,

Sheyenne Sebastian, Dakota Sicurella, Ashley Skinner, Thomas Stansbury, Rose Steel, Jeffery Stevens, Shawnta Sweet, Kayla Taulbee, Coty Thompson, Roger Thornberry, Marissa Walls, Phillip White, Pearce Williford and Heather Woodall.

Honor Roll Brook Arwine, James Borgerding, Morgan Calhoun, Taylor Carpenter, Zane Cassity, Anna Christman, Tiffanie Clifford, Mikayla Cooper, Peyton Davis, Zachary Dunn, Cindy Durham, Lane Edmisten, Chelsea Emery, Kylie Evans, Andrew Fields, Matthew Forsee, Garrett Freeman, Jon Frost, Christopher Hance, Clara Hedrick, Karey Herrin, Kortney Hildebrand, Katie House, Shane Jeffers, Erica

Jones, Austin Kinnard, Autumn Kirsopp, Allyson Klump, Kayla Macko, Ciara Mills, Justin Moeller, Amber Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Cornelius Myers, Ashley Noe, Megan Noe, José Noland, Eryk O’Quinn, Tiffany Overbey, Nethanel Parks, Lizzy Peace, Nate Petri, Bradlee Prather, Jacob Preston, Kyle Puckett, Melissa Radcliff, Levi Rettig, Gian Reyman, B.J. Roa, Josh Rowe, Tonya Sheets, Bryan Simmons, Amber Snodgrass, Arica Stutz, Heather Tatman, Spencer Taylor, Sam Tremper, Gina Vieregge, Michael Vornhagen, Scott Wagoner, Sierra Weesner, Clayton Welch, Kimberly Wilson, Dustin Woodruff and Thomas Young.


The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2012-2013.

Freshmen Straight A’s - Matthew Cornelison, Cara Cumby, Collin Dunaway, Nicole Hunter, Kyle Louderback and Austin Woodruff. Honor Roll - Carly Bruan, Jodee Clark, Paige Cummins, Amanda Davenport, Jacob Martin, Rachel McConnell, Ethan McMellan, Dylan Pemberton and Travis Waters.


Straight A’s - Amber Arthur, Gabrielle Cook, Mikayla Hamilton, Allison Irvin, Kirstyn McMullen, Courtney Riggs, Cheyenne Trammell and Sandra Woodmansee. Honor Roll - Destiney Belt, Maggie Green, Cameron Gregory, Emily Harcourt, Gavin Montesi, Caitlyn Obermeyer and Jordan Utter.

Juniors Straight A’s - Robert Appelmann, Marshall Burchett, Heather Collins, Brooke Corbin, Casey Phillips and Jodi Seale. Honor Roll - Kelsey Arkenau, April Badgley, Jordan Brown, Logan Brown, Alexis Christensen, Alexis

Faubion, Daniel Kidder, Brendan Mahaffey, Tonia Rodriguez, Jared Tackett, Matt Waltz and Kimberly Wilson.

Seniors Straight A’s - Laura Adams, Paul Cook, Amber Cramer, Rachel Inlow, Amber Lawrence, Kelsey Mitchell, Dani Peters, Carley Snider, Sydney Snider, Kaitlyn Waters and Heather Woodall. Honor Roll - Sierra Byus, Abriana Kaminsky, Jenna Kiger, Taylor Louderback, Emily May, Harlee McMahan, Bradlee Prather, Shane Reese, Ethan Rudd and Christopher Smith.

UC Clermont names Radtke distinguished alumnus for 2013 UC Clermont College honored Eric Radtke as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus at the college’s Scholarship Luncheon March 27. The award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves through significant professional accomplishment, made contributions to the community and attended UC Clermont College for at least one year. “Words can’t adequately express my sincere gratitude or how deeply honored I am to be recognized as the 2013 UC Clermont College Distinguished Alumnus. This campus allowed me to forge lifelong friendships and memories and to master the keys to my future, while developing a keen awareness of the value of relationships and community. I found the Clermont College environment to be all that I had hoped it would be - an environment that fosters innovation, integrity, teamwork, leadership and educational excellence amid numerous resources to enhance the college experience,” said Radtke. Radtke enrolled in the UC Clermont Professional Pilot training program in1996 as UC’s Presidential Scholar. Upon graduation in 1998 from UC Clermont College, with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Aviation Technology, he transferred to the UC College of Business, earning his bachelor’s degree in finance in 2000. After a year as a professional airline pilot, Radtke decided he pre-

ferred the experiences and rewards of general aviation education. He returned to Sporty’s in 2002 to head its flight school and direct UC’s Professional Pilot Program. Currently, he is president of Sporty’s Academy, a flight school that offers recreational to career pilot training and produces a complete line of awardwinning aviation educational products. In addition, Radtke serves as chief instructor of aviation at UC Clermont College and vice president at Sporty’s Pilot Shop. “Eric Radtke was definitely born to be a Bearcat. The University of Cincinnati is part of his families’ legacy. Eric continues to lead, teach and give back in the community where he was raised. We are so pleased to honor him today as one of our shining examples of success, ” said Dean Gregory S. Sojka. Radtke is an airline transport pilot, master flight instructor, advanced ground instructor and member of the board of the national association of flight instructors. He serves as editor of a flight training blog at and regularly contributes articles to industry publications, including “Flying” magazine. Radtke is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati-Eastside. He and his wife Kelly, a UC graduate, have two daughters, Lauren and Cara, and live in Union Township. For more information, call 732-5200 or visit



Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573



By Scott Springer

The courts have been open for a few weeks for high school tennis teams. The following is a recap of the boys squads in the Bethel Journal coverage area:



The Cardinals were Southern Buckeye Conference-National Division champs last season under Coach of the Year Ralph Adams. However, Player of the Year Bryan McRae has graduated and moved on. With him, Felicity-Franklin was 6-0 in the league and 12-0 overall. Four-year player and SBCNational first teamer Steve McCann takes over the leadership role in first singles. “He’s off to a real good start,” Adams said. “After that, everybody’s new. We do have a solid No. 2 in Devon Denune, who’s only a freshman. He’s played a lot of tennis. He practiced a lot with his dad and he’s a pretty solid No. 2 for a freshman.” Beyond that, the Cardinals’ lineup could change based on challenge matches in practice and competitive results. Adams has several freshmen and sophomores and a couple of juniors he’s looking at to complete the



The Tigers are coming off a 6-6 season (6-4 Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division) and are now coached by Samantha Williams. Previous coach Kurt Charlton stepped aside after leading the Bethel-Tate girls to a league championship last fall. The boys team has lost allleague player Jon Houchin to graduation and first singles player Jason Adams to baseball. Among the top returners is Jared Iding, a junior who handles first singles. Sophomores Joe Smith and Noah Holtke follow at second and third singles. Doubles players for the Tigers are juniors Dustin Kisner, Kyle Bastin, Jacob Brink, Adam Clements and Zac Conrad. Bethel-Tate’s next scheduled match is at Felicity-Franklin April 23 at 4 p.m.


SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Challenger soccer camp

Challenger Sports is having several of its British Soccer Camps in the area: » Bethel Youth Soccer Association, week of June 10 » Eastgate Soccer, week of June 24. » NWCC SAY Milford, week of July 29. Challenger’s 1,000 touches coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play. Each camper gets a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and personalized skills performance evaluation. Any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey. Visit www.challenger

Complete Player basketball camp

From left, Bethel-Tate junior doubles players Dustin Kisner, Kyle Bastin and Jacob Brink took part in action at the Tigers’ tennis courts April 12. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

starting puzzle. Fortunately, he has enough for a full team, unlike some schools that play short-handed in Clermont County. “I’ve got a full team plus,” Adams said. “I’ve got 12 players. We’re just still deciding on those other spots (after first and second singles).” Adams figures to succeed in the SBC-National, he’ll have to get by Blanchester and Batavia. In the bigger school (American) division, he expects Western Brown and New Richmond to fare well. “New Richmond will probably be the top team in their division and the top team in the league,” Adams said. “We don’t necessarily compete against them in our side. We’re not going to play them this year. We’ll probably play them in the tournament.” Among the Cardinals upcoming matches is the cross-county tilt with Bethel-Tate at home on April 23.

Third singles player Chris Whitt gives it a whack behind Felicity-Franklin High School. THANKS TO RALPH ADAMS

The Complete Player basketball camp for players in second through ninth grades is coming to Batavia High School July 8-11, with Northern Kentucky University’s all-time high-scorer Craig Sanders. Camp includes league and tournament play, summer workout packet, T-shirt, one-on-one and two-on-two tourneys, hot shot, jersey day, guest speakers, go for it, buzzer beater, drills, free throw shootout, 10 point game, stations, college-simulated individual workouts and awards. Camp emphasizes footwork, change of speed, mental toughness, quick first step, shooting off the screen, quick release, instilling hard work, handling pressure, having fun, finishing, moving without the ball and defensive work. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon for boys, and 1-4 p.m. for girls. Cost is $95. Take off $10 on each sibling; all brochures must be mailed together. Teams also enjoy $10 off of each player, with a minimum of all four players; all must be mailed in together. There is a 100-player limit. Call 910-1043, or e-mail

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS back-to-back home runs. » Felicity-Franklin lost to Clermont Northeastern and Emily Anderson on April 8, 6-0. » On April 6, McNicholas beat Reading 3-1. Abby Jones improved to 4-2 with the win. On April 8, McNick beat Dayton C.J. 5-4. Katie St. Charles had three RBI, while Jones improved to 5-2 in the circle. McNick beat Alter14-3, April 10. Maddie Sorensen was 2-4 with a double and three RBI.

By Scott Springer

Girls track

» Felicity-Franklin was 10th at the Coaches Classic meet on April 6. Senior Arica Stutz won the 100 hurdles in 16.06 seconds. » Bethel-Tate was third at the New Richmond Relays April 10.

Boys track

» Bethel-Tate was fourth at the New Richmond Relays April 10. The Tigers won the 4x200 relay and flight two of the long jump.


» Bethel-Tate lost to New Richmond 5-4 on April 8. The Tigers beat Amelia 9-3 on April 10. Senior Russell Hartley got the win and was 3-3 with three runs batted in. » Felicity-Franklin lost to Williamsburg 10-4 on April 8.


Bethel-Tate's Taylor Atkins bundles up while waiting to participate in the high jump at a chilly meet at Bethel-Tate April 12.

Felicity-Franklin Arica Stutz tries to keep warm in chilly temperatures at Bethel-Tate April 12 while waiting to high jump.




Bethel-Tate lost to Williamsburg 11-8 on April 9. The Lady Tigers beat Amelia on April 10, 8-7. Devore got the win. Freshmen Mackenzie Watson and Chelsea Cooper had

» Bethel-Tate beat New Richmond 11-1 on April 8 as sophomore Cassidy Devore got the win and went 2-3.

» McNicholas beat Purcell Marian, 3-0, April 9. The squad followed up with a 3-0 victory against Holy Cross April 10. The Rockets followed up by beating Roger Bacon, 3-2, April 11.

Boys tennis

» Bethel-Tate lost to New Richmond 5-0 on April 8.

Sportsman voting: May 1

The fifth-annual Community

Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 22. When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.



Moscow Alumni dinner

Spring sunshine means its time for the annual Moscow High School Alumni banquet. The focus is on old times, old friends and old days at the old school. Once again this beloved school building has survived the ravages of time and weather. March 2, 2012, a tornado damaged the roof and windows. We alumni are grateful to Mayor Suter and council for completing repairs so this tradition could continue. Saturday, May 18, those hallowed halls will again echo with laughter as classmates tour this restored building. Memories of those carefree, long ago school days will be revived. A dinner buffet will be served with reservations required. The Alumni Committee will have several displays featuring former graduates, teachers, staff and administrators. As alumni president, Jim Hackney said, “we should be in Ripley’s Believe it or Not – a thriving alumni that continues to meet even though their school closed in l959.” We’d like to invite everyone who attended Moscow School. The meeting is always closed with our rousing fight song “On the Moscow” – a reminder of those days when a small country school was victorious against big basketball teams in the county. For information, contact Moscow Village Hall, 553-6870. Libbie Bennett Monroe Township

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Without workers, nothing gets done Eenie, meenie, miney, moe A TeaPer’s anger is quick to grow Evincing bluster, rage and wit so slow . . . It’s really quite an interesting show The current Republican scheme is to turn Ohio into a right-to-work state as part of their drive to return prosperity to us. This is dishonest because most of the people in Ohio are working people; right-to-work laws are used to lower wages. Unions are the bulwark against driving wages down, preventing workers from becoming the “working poor.” It’s obvious why Republicans want to destroy them; not so obvious why working Ohioans are hostile to unions. Why does property have a hallowed status in American law, while skills and labor are treated as less than equal to property? Not even Bill Gates would be rich if it weren’t for the peo-

ple who work for and with him. Many of them are wealthy as well, as he pays his people quite well. But the fact Leonard is, without Harding COMMUNITY PRESS workers, nothing gets GUEST COLUMNIST done. Unions have scant relationship to the monstrous bogymen created by Republicans to scare working people into voting against their own interests. Republicans don’t like unions because unions can turn out campaign workers and get their members out to vote. Yet here in Clermont County, where most of us work for others, unions are anathema. Do unions take some of your pay? You bet – but they are taking a small percentage of a larger wage. Working

people do better in union states than in right-to-work states. Why do we believe the horror stories about unions and swallow the chambers of commerce’s, from across the country, version hook, line and sinker? Two issues the chambers stress: 1) unions make you join to get benefits. Somehow or another, this is unfair. The chambers of commerce force small businesses to join to get benefits, why shouldn’t the unions do the same? 2) Unions should have to get members’ permission to spend money on political campaigns. If you work for P&G, Kroger, Nationwide, Chase Bank or even Ralph’s Pretty Good Grocery, you have no say in how management spends company money. In fact, they often spend quite a bit of money making sure you don’t join a union. Unions are why we have weekends, a 40-hour week, paid vacations, paid holidays

and safety regulations in the workplace. They’re why we have cost of living adjustments in our laws and contracts, employer-supplied health care with dental health coverage, and why Labor Day is a holiday. Unions have been, and still are to the extent they are allowed, the repository of skills in each industry. In the 1860s, railroad workers worked 18 hour days, no breaks; had to stand up to eat lunch, had no vacation days, no sick leave or disability provisions - and no safety rules. All this was courtesy of under-taxed job creators. Republicans would have you believe that this is the best situation for working people. You might want to think it over a bit before becoming an unwitting Judas goat.

Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at

CH@TROOM Last week’s question A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on over-thecounter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill?

“If you are old enough to say yes to the boy you are old enough to have second thoughts. How many of you parents want to be raising your children's babies? “This is nothing about morals. It is about bringing unwanted and poorly cared for children into the world. A girl should have some choice other than an abortion.” F.S.D.

“There is no age restriction on having sex, so why should there be an age restriction on the morning-after pill. “Until these kids, both male and female, understand about sex, responsibility, and commitment, whether they use the pill or not, we all must pay the consequences of raising their kids and supporting them through some agency.” D.J.

“No age restriction. With any medication sold over-thecounter there is always potential for abuse and overuse. However, it was repeatedly noted that the side effects are not very significant. “There has been a lot of re-

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NEXT QUESTION Does North Korea’s threat of a preemptive nuclear strike against the U.S. and its restart of a reactor that generates weapons-grade plutonium concern you. Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

search that’s been done that indicates teens can follow the instructions for this medicine. That said, when it comes to any form of birth control it’s important for women/girls to educate themselves on the benefits and risks of taking hormone medication, and the best way to do that is to speak with a parent, doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.” K.S.

“Should there be restrictions on the sale of the morning-after pill? Yes, but society is changing, and I am not sure that these restrictions will continue to be observed. “There are restrictions on the ages of people who want to buy cigarettes and alcohol; why not the pill? I think the answer is that the liberals among us want to remove all restrictions and stigmas on sexual activity of any kind by anyone, and they appear to be succeeding.”

“There is no age restriction on when a woman can become pregnant. Although there are religious and social beliefs that parents have the right to be involved in a minor's decisions on matters like this most healthy families don't need a law to require a young woman to consult her parents. “The only situations where this comes into play is in unhealthy families, such as where parents are abusive, involved in the minor's pregnancy or have failed to indoctrinate their child in their radical religious beliefs. Or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or coercive sex in a situation where the pregnant woman will have no support or fears for her safety. The federal judge made the correct decision. “People who are opposed to birth control can exercise their beliefs through education and social reform to make it easier for women to bear children when parental or spousal support is absent. “The simple fact is that the United States does a lousy job of providing for unwanted children. Until we fix that, people have no right to try to impose their beliefs about reproduction and birth control on others. “We practice freedom of religion in this nation, which is or should be understood to be

freedom of belief, since all religion is belief. That is a two-way street. “Freedom to embrace your ideals and freedom from other people's ideals. We haven't done a very good job of recognizing that restricting access to birth control is imposing the views of one group on another, and it's time we put this issue in its proper perspective.” N.F.

Question: Planners expect people to drive or take a bus to stations along a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Cincinnati to Milford. Would you ride a train to downtown if you had to drive to a train station?

“ ... Absolutely! Parking downtown for a sporting event is a major cost and hassle. I have season tickets for the Cyclones and attend a number of Reds games. The ability to leave without sitting in traffic after events would be reason enough. I would not be able to take the train to work, but one of the proposed stations is a few blocks of my employer. If it were convenient to take a feeder bus to the station and then walk to work I would seriously consider it, especially with Rt 32 traffic due to become challenging if the road reconstruction happens.” J.S.

What if they are right about the environment? We are the children, your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews. We go to school and listen to environmental science teachers tell us about global warming and the effect of greenhouse gasses on our environment. When we come home and hear the debate on global warming on national television, we think, “this must be important, but what are we to do?” Truth is no one really seems to agree. When this debate started many years ago, we, the children, thought the adults would have it handled by now. But carbon dioxide has a long life in our atmosphere of

50 to 200 years, methane up to 12 years, which may require more than one generation to fix. ReforestaElizabeth tion is a good Weyant COMMUNITY PRESS start, but the main issue is GUEST COLUMNIST our dependence on fossil fuels for all kinds of energy, from running our cars every day to emergency generators. We’ve just got to have it. Some curious young people wonder for a few min-



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utes what life would be like without our phones or electricity for a few days. It’s a pretty hard concept to wrap our heads around. Imagine for a second, what era that would set us back to? Images of the middle ages flash before our eyes. Things probably won’t get that out of hand, but it sure does make one want to figure out how to be more energy efficient in order to save our modern way of life. If changes to our lifestyle would save the environment, wouldn’t it be worth it? The scientists say yes. After all, no atmosphere means no human lives.

The people who oppose environmental scientists just want us to think all of the scary facts the environmental scientists are telling us are blown out of proportion. They say everything is really going to be fine and that environmental scientists are telling us lies just to scare us into unnecessary action. But, maybe we do need scaring into action. Didn’t our mothers teach us the old saying, “it’s better to have it and not need it than not have it and need it?” That is good advice, whether we wanted to hear it or not because it can be applied to everything, not just

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your mittens or a hat. Headlines in all kinds of places are reading, “We’re at a tipping point, we need to decide and we need to act now.” Environmental scientists are telling us that small things can be done now by anyone, and big things need to be done now by our leaders. So, what if they are right? Can we afford to not do anything at all, can we afford to do as little as possible? It won’t kill us to do everything we can do. It might kill us if we don’t try, so why not try?

Elizabeth Weyant is a student at UC Clermont College. She lives in Milford.

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STEM eighth-grade student Christen Abrams won first place for her project about the Salem witch trials. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER.


STEM student Jackson Coates won the STEM award for his project about minimalist running. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER.

Clermont County STEM hosts



The eighth annual Research Exposition was March 14 at Hill Intermediate School in Bethel. Students from the Clermont County Gifted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Program in grades six through eight participated. Students were assigned the task of researching a topic of interest. Topics were extremely diverse, ranging from “Declining Sea Turtle Populations” and “The Science and Engineering Behind Minimalist Running” to “Pope Benedict XVI” and “Professional Photography.” Two months were spent researching their topics. Students had to read extensively on their topics, come up with an oral presentation, a tri-fold display and written statement for the judges, and produce a bibliography documenting sources used during research. Awards were presented on the evening of March 14, after the public had the opportunity to view the research projects.

2013 Research Expo Awards : Overall Winners: Bethel-Tate - Ella Hobart (Galaxies) Williamsburg - Emily Benton (AllAmerican Quarter Horse Congress)

Grade 8:

1st Place - Christen Abrams - Williamsburg (Salem Witch Trials) 2nd Place - Kaitlyn Hollins - Williamsburg (Olympics) 3rd Place - Grace Hauserman - Bethel-Tate (Cleopatra)

Grade 7:

STEM student Emily Benton was the overall winner from Williamsburg with her project about the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

1st Place - Jackson Coates - BethelTate (Minimalist Running) 2nd Place - Allison Parks - BethelTate (Ocean Pollution) 3rd Place - Brendan Madigan - Williamsburg (Ice Age)

Grade 6:

1st Place - Brooklyn Stephens - Bethel-Tate (Pope Benedict XVI) 2nd Place - Ian Lowe - Bethel-Tate (Stonehenge) 3rd Place - Fiona Leahr - Bethel-Tate (Volcanoes) Teacher's Choice Award: Wyatt O'Neil - Bethel-Tate (Bigfoot) Teacher's Choice Award: Kati Jurgens - Williamsburg (Aviation) Peoples' Choice Award: Kati Jurgens - Williamsburg (Aviation) Outstanding Effort: Ethan Guseman - Bethel-Tate (Triple A Baseball) Visually Appealing Award: Andrew Ball - Bethel-Tate (Loch Ness Monster) STEM Award: Jackson Coates - Bethel-Tate (Minimalist Running) Research Award: Gracie Smith Bethel-Tate (Progessional Singing)

Clermont County STEM program students are given awards at the end of the eighth annual Research Expo March 15. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

Caleb Brink prepared a research project about car mechanics for the STEM Research Expo March 15. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

STEM student Drew McKibben prepared a project about gun control. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

STEM student Christen Abrams won the Teacher’s Choice award for his project about Bigfoot.

STEM student Kaitlyn Hollins won second place for her research about the Olympics. THANKS TO FAY




THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Gardening for Small Spaces: Flower Tower and Herb and Vegetable Gardening, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Learn how to build and maintain a flower tower. Learn to select appropriate flowers, herbs and vegetables to best meet your needs. Free. 688-1654, ext. 077; Beechmont.

Nature Spring Wildflower Walks, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Explore wildflower loop and search for trilliums, poppies and many other woodland wildflowers. Meet at bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Broadway musical version of hit ‘80s movie. $10. Presented by Clermont Northeastern High School Drama Department. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Benefits Anderson Athletic Booster Bash, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Appetizers, cash bar, buffet dinner, music, silent and live auctions and reverse raffle. $40. Presented by Anderson High School. 231-3067; Union Township.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Father Lewis Center Fellowship Hall. Plate of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 396. $5. Presented by Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396. 457-4512. Bethel.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Nature Frogs and Toads, 8 p.m., Shor Park, 4659 Tealtown Road,

Clermont Northeastern High School presents “Footloose” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 625-1211, ext. 439, or visit THANKS TO DEE THOMPSON. Explore small breeding pools known to attract American toads, and witness one of spring’s annual courtship rituals watching males serenade females. Bring flashlight. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Union Township. Life Cycles Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by April 18. Learn about plant and animal life cycles. Class includes hiking, crafts, animals encounters and more. Come dressed to be inside and outside. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Playful musical tribute to favorite love songs. $10. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through April 21. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Art Events Artist Collection: An Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wildflowers Cottage, 6377 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Six local artists showcasing jewelry, paintings/ drawings, pottery, mosaics and fiber. Light refreshments. Free. Presented by Wildflower Cottage. 732-0866. Loveland.

Civic Community Shred Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1668 Ohio 28, Save space, protect yourself from identity theft and help environment by shredding documents. Free Holtman’s donuts, juice and coffee. Free. 683-2430. Goshen.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Music - Bluegrass Live Bluegrass Music, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Facet, 505 Chamber Drive, Free popcorn, soft drinks. Enter drawing to win acoustic guitar giveaway. Free. 753-3121, ext. 62; Milford.

Music - Cabaret Legends of Vegas, 8-11 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Jim Jones as Elvis, Patti Warner as Marilyn Monroe and Matt Snow as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Free. 248-4444; Milford.

Nature Nature Explorers, 9:30 a.m.noon, Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Outdoor adventurers participate in variety of nature activities, crafts and games. Ages 4-7. $17, $12 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. Bird Language Weekend, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Concludes April 21. See and hear natural world around you through birds. Learn basics of bird language and practice mapping through eyes and ears of birds. Ages 18 and up. $50, $25 members. Registration required by March 13. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy on the Ohio River,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Lineup of experienced comedians. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 2:30-5 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Recreation Kids Only Fishing Tournament, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Lakeside Pavillion. Children need adult supervision. Bait available for nominal fee. Only fish baskets or buckets can be used. One pole per child. Free. Presented by Miami Township Recreation Department. 248-3727; Milford.

Runs / Walks Rat Race, 5:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., 5K Fitness Walk and 5K run/10K run. Registration from 4-5:25 p.m. 10K runners begin 5:30 p.m. 5K runners start 5:32 pm. 5K for walkers and strollers 5:34 pm. Flat, fast course begins near Paxton’s Grill and Loveland bike trail ending near park. Postevent party with refreshments, beer, food, music, entertainment and a Health Expo. Benefits CancerFree KIDS, CityLink Center and Girls on the Run. $35-$30. Registration required. Presented by City of Loveland. 235-8153; Loveland. Family Flower Walk, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet in Lobby. Easy-going one-hour stroll looking for flowers of spring. Perfect for beginners and families. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Bake Me Home Boutique, 4-9 p.m., Coldstream Country Club, 400 Asbury Road, Shopping for local specialty items, cooking demos by Amy Tobin and Renee Schulermusic by Ben Walz and food samples. Benefits Bake Me Home. Free, donations requested. Presented by Bake Me Home. 624-2783; Anderson Township. Spring Shopping Fling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Richmond Elementary School, 1141 BethelNew Richmond Road, Vendors from Wildtree, Silpada, 31, Scentsy, Longaberger, Dawn Soap Spa, Perfectly Posh, Oragami Owl, Arbonne, Miche, Sweetly Wild Bakes, Park Lane Jewelry and more. Raffle prizes. Free admission. 876-0886. New Richmond.

Volunteer Events Volunteer Work Day with Roads, Rivers and Trails, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Work with land stewards and staff of Roads, Rivers and Trails outdoor outfitters. Meet at Rowe Woods

Center Kiosk before heading out to remove invasive species. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Dining Events Celebration 2013: Hope Continues, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, By-the-bite and sippingsoup event. Includes silent and live auction. Featuring 20-plus restaurants including Tano, Ferrari’s, Bella Luna, Keystone Bar & Grill, Lobsta Bakes of Maine and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Inter Parish Ministry. $45. Table of 10: $430. Reservations required. Presented by Inter Parish Ministry. 561-3932; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Biodiversity Presentation and Walk, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Jason Brownknight, CNC’s director of conservation and stewardship, teaches how biodiversity impacts local environment and what’s being done at CNC to promote and protect it. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 2 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Kite Day, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Celebrate kite month at the park and stop in the nature center for activities and crafts that teach about nature in flight. Bring your own kite or buy one from Nature’s Niche. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Volunteer Events Family Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Help remove invasive species and prepare the PlayScape for summer. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads high-

intensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Free. 947-7344. Union Township.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 1272 Ohio 28, Premium pricing on all material. Free food and chance to win can crusher, cash or a 32-inch flat-screen TV with every transaction. 575-0661; Loveland.

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Leon Fleisher, pianist, performs Brahms. Bella Hristova performs with Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and Ida Kavafian. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 575-0661; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

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

Education Learn How to Plan for End-ofLife Decisions, 7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, To help members of community prepare to care for themselves or for loved one before end-of-life crisis situation occurs. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Music - Blues Bike Night with Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Runs / Walks Full Moon Walk: Pink Moon, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Rowe

Woods Kiosk. Hit trails at night with full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

Home & Garden Day Heights Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Day Heights Plant Sale Site, 1149 Deblin Drive, All plants grown by Garden Club members and selected to grow in this area. Presented by Day Heights Garden Club. 310-5692. Day Heights.

Music - Religious Soul’d Out, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St., Auditorium. Gospel music. Free, donations requested. 658-5384; Newtown.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Benefits Back to Nature: Discover Nature, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Krippendorf Lodge. Includes dinner, cocktails, silent auctions, called auction and a kayak raffle. Bob Herzog, WKRC-TV Channel 12 on-air news personality, will be the auctioneer. Attire: Dressy casual. Benefits Cincinnati Nature Center’s program to help children connect with natural world. $300 couple, $125 per person; $25 discount for firsttime attendees. Reservations required. 831-1711, ext. 128; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Emergency Preparedness, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 700 Clough Pike, Booths provide information about 911 calling, disaster preparation, canning, gardening, food storage, water storage, CPR, AED/defibrillator and first aid training. Free. 384-9921. Union Township.

Historic Sites Ulysses S. Grant Birthday Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. 52, Music by Freedom Center Choir, Cincinnati Dulcimers, local men’s choral group the Troubadours and soloist John Hale. Generals Grant and Lee make appearance on horseback. General Custer also joins. Crafters, demonstrators, historic lectures, tours and more. Coincides with activities at Grant Memorial Church behind Birthplace. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149; Point Pleasant.



Yeast roll recipe is great for beginners Mother Nature is letting me know that spring is really here. Looking out my kitchen window into the woods, I see trees budding out and the forsythia is in bloom. That tells me the ground and air are warmer, about 50 degrees or so. My husband Frank got Rita the garden Heikenfeld plowed and RITA’S KITCHEN also plowed gardens for our neighbors, so everyone is eager to start planting. We got most of our root veggies planted, including potatoes, radishes and onions. The salad greens are already popping up, as are the peas. I worked in my herb garden for days hoeing out the chickweed, which is in fact a winter annual. I gave as much to the chickens as they would eat, and I also put some in our salads. Chickweed contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. Plus it’s an appetite suppressant! Our ancestors happily picked chickweed and dandelion leaves to replace vitamins and minerals lost during a meager winter diet devoid of fresh greens. As long as you have a positive identification and the plants are “clean," enjoy them while they are young and tender.

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to the rescue. If you recall, Kim Martin wanted to make Kroger’s Jarlsberg cheese spread at home. Gail C., a Burlington reader, told me she had asked one of Kroger’s deli employees a couple years ago about the spread and was told it contained just shredded Jarlsberg, mayo and red onion. Andre, another reader, forwarded his version and I’m sharing that today. He said he and others in his family agree “it is just as good as store bought." Andre grates the cheese with the Cuisinart grating blade. He chops the onion fine (about a 1/4 inch) by hand since Andre feels like hand dicing will result in less liquid onion. Smart tip! Blend together

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Regular yeast: For the most part, this needs to be proofed in warm water (105-115 degrees) for

several minutes until it starts to foam. Fast/rapid rise/quick yeast: A more aggressive strain that can be mixed in with dry ingredients. It also tolerates higher heat.

Rain garden grants available Want to build a rain garden, but need a little financial help? The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District invites county property owners to apply for a grant to plant a rain garden. Up to 10 grants of $200 each will be awarded; assistance will be provided to teach citizens how to design and plant the garden. Rain gardens are quickly growing in popularity among homeowners as a beneficial and attractive idea for landscaping. Rain gardens are landscaped areas

planted with wild flowers and native plants, such as blazing stars, lobelia, and coneflowers, that soak up rain water and filter it into the ground over a 24- to 48hour period, instead of allowing it to run off into a storm drain or ditch. These types of environmentally-friendly gardens allow about 30 percent more water to soak into the ground than a conventional lawn. Rain gardens also help remove pollutants. A substantial amount of pollution is carried into waterways by runoff


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ford school levy” signs in Miami Township were torn down and vandalized last week. “Less than 24 hours after putting these things up, people are knocking them over, literally, just pushing them over,” said Chris Imbus of Miami Township. “One sign was run over.” Mark Chaffin, cochair for the Milford levy campaign, said he was not aware of any vandalism and did not believe any of his campaign volunteers were involved. “I can’t tell you that 100 percent for sure, but if it is, I would be very adamant about asking them to step away from

our group because that is not something we’re going to stand for,” he said. “I would Ethridge surely hope as a parent you wouldn’t stoop to that.” Chaffin said he did hear Miami Township planned to take some signs down around the area that restricted view. “Miami Township did call me, and I did relocate them behind the setbacks,” Imbus said. “If Miami Township takes them down, they take them back to the service department. These were bent over.” Lou Ethridge, community development director, was not aware of

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any vandalism and said the township did not have anything to do with taking down the signs. “If they’re political signs, we don’t touch them,” he said. “(If there’s a problem), we contact the people that have put them up and people have generally been compliant.” Sometimes signs need to be repositioned because they restrict view, Ethridge said. “All these signs need to be behind utility poles, utility boxes and fire hydrants,” he said. “(If they aren’t), not only do they become a visual nuisance, they impede traffic safety.” The township made initial contact with some people that put up signs, but “within a few hours we saw at least one crew out there moving those signs back,” Ethridge said. “By and large, the only things we move are real estate signs and garage sale signs,” he said. Clermont County Prosecutor Vince Faris said it is illegal to move or deface someone’s property. A person can be charged with criminal mischief. Milford school board members voted unanimously in January to place a 4.5-mill levy on the May 7 ballot. A levy of the same millage failed in November.

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Deer ate some strawberry plants, more planted Howdy folks, Last Tuesday, Ruth Ann and I went down to see Mort and Barb at their new home. It was sure a fine place. After we visited awhile, all of us went to Kenwood to eat. This was the first time we had been there. It seems the roads go every which way with all the intersections! This was very nice, traffic was heavy, vehicles going different ways, all the time. When we got back to our place it was sure nice! Mort and Barb have been friends since we went to the 20-20 program. They have so much to offer to us. Last Thursday, we had a young lady here that wanted to help plant the garden so she could start her a garden. We set out two kinds of cabbage, one

red, one flat dutch, 3 beds of broccoli, 24 strawberry plants. The wind blew the fence down we George had around Rooks our other OLE FISHERMAN strawberry bed and the deer ate the plants. I know deer need something to eat, but not our strawberry plants. But I don’t think they care if we don’t have any to eat, and they probably would not like whipped cream on theirs anyway. When the Holy Week Services were going on, the Nazarene church choir sang part of their cantata on Wednesday evening. We went with a group from our Bethel United Methodist Church

to Lower Price Hill to pass out food, so we didn’t get to hear them. I called the Nazarene Church and asked if they had a CD. The secretary said they would get one for us. We picked it up and our truck has a CD player, so we have been listening to it and they sure have a beautiful choir, as does the Methodist Church. Ruth Ann and I thank the secretary and the church for giving us the CD. The churches in Bethel are so loving. Last Saturday, Ruth Ann and I went to the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouse to help them get ready for the open house. We volunteer at their open house, which is April 20 and April 21. Now on April 20, The Bethel Lions Club will have their pancake

breakfast that morning starting at 7:30 til 10:30 Then after the breakfast, go to Grant’s Open House. Now if that is not enough, that evening at the U.S. Grant Vocational School will be their Community Appreciation Dinner, from 5 til 7 for $5 each for an all-you-can-eat buffet. The Grant Vocational School is a wonderful school. Both our daughters, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter graduated from there. After the big buffet, you can go to their greenhouse and purchase plants, too. The horticulture class sure does a super job of getting flower and vegetable plants ready for all the folks to get. Mr. Broadwell does a wonderful job as do the Forcee brothers with culinary classes. The teachers at U.S. Grant

Vocational School are so dedicated to help their students get an education and prepare for a job when they graduate. All school teachers are so dedicated to education. We went to the Bethel United Methodist Church last Sunday evening for the children’s program. There was a covered dish dinner first. The children’s director, Janet, sure does a great job with the children. If you get hungry on April 20, you can also go to the Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia for their free meal starting at 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. These folks do a great job and would welcome you with a big hello and a smile. Last Monday evening, Ruth Ann and I went to Felicity to watch our

grandson Curtis play baseball for the Felicity High School. We went when he played softball at a younger age, too. I called Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop this morning and he said “I will call you back. I’ve got them lined up out the door.” That is Great! Fishing is good, so get ready. Remember to mark your calendar for the plant sale at the Monroe Grange Hall at 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, from 9 til 3 Saturday, May 4. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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It’s something Hadley George has lived with most of her life. For years, testing her blood sugar or wearing an insulin pump didn’t bother her much. But when she started high school this fall the daily routine that goes with Type 1 diabetes started to wear on George. “I just wanted to stop and not worry about it anymore,” the Terrace Park teen said. “Going through this experience, you’re really alone ... so it’s best to put yourself with other people who

have a better understanding of what you’re going through.” George, now a George freshman at Mariemont High School, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 4 years old. She considers it one of life’s obstacles she had to deal with and said she doesn’t really remember life without diabetes. None of her friends understood what it was like to worry about how much sugar was in the food she

was eating or making sure her insulin pump didn’t poke out of her dress during a school dance. So George started Type One Teens, a social group aimed at connecting teens with diabetes. “I feel like teenagers are always opposed to support groups ... so I want this to be something where people aren’t intimidated by it and where we can talk about things that might be sensitive to them,” she said. “I want it to be a group where people are comfortable and have it be fun and energetic.” Each month, George said the group will get to-

gether monthly for a night out – laser tag, a Cincinnati Reds game or miniature golf. Their first event is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Star Lanes Bowling in Newport on the Levee. Type One Teens is focused on high school students, but George said seventh- or eighth-graders could join, too, if they think the group would help them. George said she hopes other teenagers in the group develop lasting friendships and find a new support network of people they can talk to about living with Type One Diabetes. “I hope they realize

Goshen resale shop struggles A used clothing shop in Goshen Township will close its doors in May if sales don’t improve. The store opened Sept. 10, but faces an uphill battle to make it into summer. “I have no more money left in my savings account,” said Dana Dunaway, owner of Newborn 2 Teen and an employee of The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We get excited about a $100 day. At least then I can say, ‘I’m not losing money today.’” Dunaway said if the store could average $250 to $300 in sales a day then it might stand a chance of staying open. Even though Newborn 2 Teen features a location on the corner of Ohio 28 and Ohio 48, right next to Subway, the lot located at1602 Ohio 28 has been vacant for so long many customers don’t pay attention to it. “It’s been everything before,” Dunaway said, attributing some problems to the location’s previous businesses. “It’s been a barber shop, a buy guns store and a buy gold store.” Despite the store’s troubles, it does have a few regular customers. Holly McClanahan, a mother of three girls, continues to come back simply for “the prices.” “It’s good clothing for (the price) you’re getting,” McClanahan said, who walked out of the store with three complete outfits for her children for $12.

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By Roxanna Swift

BATAVIA — Township Trustees April 9 unveiled a memorial sign honoring former Trustee Jim Bushman at the baseball complex in the Batavia Township Community Park, 1535 Clough Pike. Friends and family members of Bushman gathered with school and government representatives to recognize him and dedicate the complex, which was built about two years ago. Bushman was struck and killed by a pickup truck while taking his trash out in November 2011. He died, at age 72, weeks after being elected to his fourth term as trustee. He previously had been elected in 1991, 1995 and 1999. “There was so much public recognition when he died,” said Bushman’s widow, Linda Fraley. “But this is public recognition of how he lived.” Trustee James Sauls, Jr. described Bushman as someone who “knew everybody” in the community. “It really amazed me he knew everybody in the neighborhood in a day like today, where most of us don’t know

Jim Bushman’s widow, Linda Fraley, April 9 stands next to the freshly unveiled memorial sign at the baseball complex. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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our neighbor right next door,” he said. In addition to serving as a trustee, Bushman, who grew up in New Richmond, served in the Army. He also served on various boards in the area, including the Batavia school board, the Batavia Union Cemetery Board and the Great Oaks board. He also helped create

the Central Joint Fire-EMS District and coached Knothole Baseball. With his dedication to the township and his love of baseball, naming it after him was “apropos,” Parsons said. “When we put this baseball complex together, in our opinion, it was a no-brainer to name it after Jim,” said Trustee Bill Dowdney. The complex will be called the Jim Bushman Memorial Baseball Complex, he said.

Joan Foster, EMT-P, of Williamsburg was named by as the Mt. Orab Medical Center Employee of the Year. This is the first time the medical center has named an employee of year, a designation it is using to recognize the person who made the greatest impact at the center during the previous year. “Joan clearly stands out as this person since she’s an independent leader who goes above and beyond with not only the patients, but also with her colleagues,” said Angela Gilkerson, manager of Mt. Orab Medical Center. “On behalf of everyone of Mt. Orab Medical Center, we congratulate Joan on being our first annual Employee of the Year and thank her for her hard work and dedication to our patients and the Mt. Orab community.” Adding to her honors, employees recently nominated Foster as March’s C.A.R.E. Champion. C.A.R.E. Champion is a regional employee recognition program in which Mercy Health spotlights outstanding employees who exemplify the Mercy Health Promise and Standards (Compassion, Advocate, Respect, Excellence C.A.R.E.).

Foster has been a paramedic firefighter in Williamsburg for more than 20 years. She began her career with Mercy Health at Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital about the same time. In 2009, she transferred to Mt. Orab to work in the freestanding emergency department. Foster is a member of the Mt. Orab Employee Council, which is responsible for creating and implementing many programs that impact both employees and patients. One of the yearly activities the council participates in is the annual Mt. Orab Village Christmas Parade. Foster and her family volunteered countless hours designing and constructing the 2012 parade float. The Employee Council also participates in the Brown County Peace Officers Association annual toy drive that serves 500 to 600 local needy children. Foster has always been a large contributor and solicitor for gifts. This year, she increased her efforts by baking homemade cheesecakes that the Employee Council sold to great fanfare. The cheesecakes raised several hundred dollars to add to Mt. Orab Medical Center’s annual donation.

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Arrests/citations Jason Ray Kaylor, 34, 1557 U.S. 52, Moscow, receiving stolen property at 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, April 3. Amanda Dawn Carr, 35, 235 Mulberry St., Lot 38, Felicity, burglary at 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, April 3. Harold R. Smith, 30, 1479 Ohio 133, Bethel, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs - possess at Fossyl Drive /Angel Drive, Bethel, April 7. Cassandra Odessa Fields, 25, 2179 Ohio 125 No. 17, Amelia, theft at 5069 Ohio 276, Batavia, April 6. Lisa Renee Pack, 41, 2061 Ohio Pike, Lot 183, Amelia, possession of drugs - heroin at 806 Market St., Felicity, April 7. Juvenile, 15, assault - knowingly harm victim, Batavia, April 2. Dezerae Elizabeth Moore, 32, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 67, Bethel, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, April 1. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct physically offensive condition/ risk of harm, Batavia, April 2. Juvenile, 15, resisting arrest, Batavia, April 2. Wendel Paige Courtney, 18, 1851 Lousiview Lane, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs - marijuana, Amelia, April 2. La Danika Carter, 18, 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons permit underage person to engage accommodations when knowing alcohol will be consumed, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor possession of drugs marijuana at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Austin Kyle Wilson, 18, 118 Southern Trace, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage

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Members will present the movie “Monumental” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Kirk Cameron searches out the true story about the people, places and principles that made America the country people long to live in. What did these early settlers have for a formula of success, what caused them to come the New World, and how can we apply these same truths today? The public is invited to attend this free viewing. The church is at 402 W. Plane St.

school is at 9:30 a.m. followed by regular worship at 10:30 a.m.

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Calvin Presbyterian Church members recently welcomed the Rev. Edward Kahl as their new pastor. He and his wife, Suk Hwa, came from Bremerton, Washington. Kahl pursued his undergraduate work at the University of Tulsa. He later enrolled at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Iowa, where he graduated with a masters of divinity. Kahl has experience in professional ministerial positions and served as Naval Chaplain in California and Japan for eight years. He will continue to serve in the Naval Reserves. The church is at 1177 Ohio Pike, just west of Pierce Point Cinemas in Amelia. Sunday

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Emmanuel United Methodist Women again will host their annual yard sale May 2 to May 4. Donations are needed. Pickups are available by calling 513-5188367 or 513-317-9855. All donations accepted, except mattresses, bedding, car seats and large electronics like computers and printers. All proceeds will profit local food pantries and missions. The church is at 4312 AmeliaOlive Branch Road.

Laurel United Methodist Church

State Rep. Doug Green and John Hale will sing at the church at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 21. A love offering will be taken. After

the service there will be cookies, punch and fellowship in the basement. The church is at 1888 LaurelLindale Road; 553-3043.

Locust Corner Community Church

Annie Takeuchi Lanzone, a resident of Pierce Township, is a classically trained pianist who shares her love of God through music. She will present a free piano concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the church. The concert is a preview of her new CD, “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” which will be released this summer. The concert is free and all are welcome. A collection will be taken to benefit local food pantries. The church is at 917 Locust Corner Road.

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


313 East Plane St., Jeffrey Perkins, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, 0.4820 acre, $40,000. 365 South Charity St., Phillip Sharp, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 0.2460 acre, $36,666.67 .


182 West St., Leslie & Sarah Bowling to James & Nicole Maupin, 0.1920 acre, $120,000.


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