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Re-enactors bring history to life

The Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg is a history lesson that comes alive. Ron Shouse, with the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, sees the 18th annual event April 23 to April 25 as a way to get children interested in history by making it an hands-on experience. “It’s wonderful to read books about history, but we don’t retain as much as by doing something hands-on, where all the senses are touched,” he said. FULL STORY, A3

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Police seek 2.9-mill levy

By Mary Dannemiller

When Bethel voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 4, they’ll see something on the ballot they haven’t seen in 18 years: A police levy. The 2.9-mill levy would replace a 0.9-mill levy passed in 1992, which currently brings in about $27,000 per year. The new levy would bring in about $100,000 annually, according to Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury. Money generated from the levy would pay for gasoline, police cruiser repairs, telephone bills and other police department supplies. It would not be used to bail out the village’s negatively balanced general fund, said Police Chief Mark Planck.

“There has been a police levy since 1992 and that money has always been for police department operations,” he said. “The only police expense to come out of the general fund is police officer salaries and medical benefits. This renewal with an increase is most certainly needed as there are equipment replacement and cruiser repair needs.” Currently, the levy costs owners of $50,000 homes $11.79 per year; $100,000, $23.59 per year; and $150,000, $35.40. The new levy would increase those costs to $44.40 a year for owners of property valued at $50,000; $88.81 per $100,000; and $133.21 per $150,000, according to Tilbury. Asking village residents to increase taxes during the rocky

economy was not an easy decision, Planck said. “I know times are tough on everyone and during a time of a great recession is not the time to be asking for more,” he said. Village Council Member Gary Hutchinson agreed, but said the levy was necessary. “It’s very difficult,” he said. “The people who are on council live in the village so they’re taxing themselves, too. It’s a hard decision and I hate to have to do it, but the levy that’s in place is a 0.9-mill levy that’s been there for years. The police department has not had an increase in operating money for at least 10 years.” If this levy fails, Planck said the levy would likely return to the ballot in November with less millage. “If that does not pass, then oper-

ating money will have to come from the already strapped general fund and I don’t anticipate anything good coming from that,” he said. Hutchinson also said he anticipated cuts would be made to the police department if the 2.9-mill levy is not approved. “It’s going to be a blow to the Bethel Police Department,” he said. “If we don’t have the levy it will be severely cut back because we won’t have the money to support it.” The Committee for the Bethel Police Levy will be going door-todoor in the village Saturday, May 1, to drum up support for the levy, Planck said. “People have to make a choice about whether they want good police protection or not,” Hutchinson said. “That’s the clear choice that has to be made.”

Clean & Green a hit in Bethel Principal goes bananas at Bick

The students at William Bick Primary School in Bethel recently were greeted by an unusual visitor – a gorilla. Principal Matt Wagner dressed in a gorilla costume and read to each of the classes Friday, March 5. This visit was a special treat for exceeding their goal in Accelerated Reader points. FULL STORY, A5

Bethel residents packed the picnic shelter in Burke Park early Saturday, April 17, as they waited for Clermont County Clean & Green to begin. After receiving gloves, garbage bags, T-shirts and orange vests from village Administrator Travis Dotson and former village council member Alan Ausman, residents dispersed throughout the village. Clean & Green held special meaning for Bethel residents this year, as it was part of a larger effort to clean-up the village before the Saturday, May 8, BAMfest.

Candidates talk about campaigns

Republicans Daniel Breyer and Thomas Herman face off for the common pleas court seat now held by William Walker, who is retiring at the end of the year. Richard Ferenc is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat held by Democrat Kenneth Zuk in the common pleas court. Zuk was appointed by Governor Ted Strickland to this seat when Robert Ringland was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. FULL STORY, A4 For the Postmaster

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Bethel Administrator Travis Dotson helps Katie Vervin put on her orange vest before the clean-up.

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Lions Club to help repave walk path By Mary Dannemiller

The Bethel Lions Club may provide the matching money needed for a grant the village received last year to repave the Burke Park walk path. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Natureworks Grant will be used to repave the 1.3-mile walk path. The grant will pay $18,731, or 75 percent of the total cost. The Lions Club members would pay the remaining $6,243 cost, said village Administrator Travis

Dotson. “I will be presenting this amount to the Lions Club for their final consideration,” he said. “If they vote to move forward, the Lions Club would donate that amount to the village of Bethel for the sole purpose of completing the resurfacing of the walk path.” Dotson said the Lions Club has been heavily involved with path’s maintenance and spearheaded the original development of the path. “Going into this project, the village knew that we did not have enough funds to commit to resurfacing the walk path,” he said.

“As a Lion, I knew that the Lions Club has been instrumental in maintaining the walk path.” Since village officials have worked closely with the Lions Club on the walk path project, the two worked together to obtain the grant, which stipulates the project must be completed this year. “The village’s role was merely to file for the grant and to follow through and get the resurfacing completed in the time allowed,” Dotson said. George Rooks, president of the Lions Club, said he was glad the popular path would be getting re-

paved. “There’s an awful lot of people that walk on the path to get to school or for exercise,” he said. “When we got the grant, we said we would match it because the Lions Club has been involved in getting the walking path from the start and we want to keep it up the best we can.” Dotson said he was grateful for the club’s help. “Bethel is very fortunate to have the Lions Club,” he said. “They work tirelessly to make the village of Bethel a better place to live.”


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CCDD asking for 0.9-mill levy By Mary Dannemiller

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities wants your vote for a 0.9-mill replacement levy on the Tuesday, May 4, primary ballot. The levy would replace a 0.9-mill levy passed in 1982 and currently brings in about $1.1 million per year. The new levy would bring in about $3.9 million annually, according to Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury. “There are two reasons this levy is important,” said Superintendent Sharon Woodrow. “We have restructured, cut back, redone and refinanced things to the extent we’re able to and what will


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happen after 2011 is we won’t have enough money coming in to support the services we’re providing.” Woodrow’s second reason is the levy will help take 100 to 130 people off CCDD’s waiting list and begin receiving services. “We have over 400 people on a waiting list, many of whom have family with intensive needs and we have to say ‘We can’t help you right now,’ and this levy will allow us to serve somewhere between 100 and 130 people from that list,” she said. “Without the levy, those people could be waiting indefinitely.” In anticipation of the shortfall, the agency has restructured and eliminated several positions and taken cost cutting measures, Woodrow said. “We have three fewer directors now and we got out of the school transportation business because we were going to have to raise costs to the school districts and we wanted to save taxpayers money,” she said. “We have eliminated a whole classification of support employees which we were able to do because of



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Re-enactors to bring history to life By John Seney

The Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg is a history lesson that comes alive. Ron Shouse, with the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, sees the 18th annual event April 23 to April 25 as a way to get children interested in history by making it an hands-on experience. “It’s wonderful to read books about history, but we don’t retain as much as by doing something hands-on, where all the senses are touched,” he said. One example is an outdoor cooking demonstration where children roll dough to make bread, and then taste the results. “They see how it was done 200 years ago,” Shouse said. The educational aspect of the event is so important the first day, Friday April 23, is aimed primarily at visiting school groups. “I love teaching the kids,” Shouse said. The event at the Community Park on East Main Street is open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Shouse said about 300 reenactors from several states will gather for the weekend, camping at the site. The reenactors will display skills and crafts from the mid1700s to about 1840. “You’ll see all types of people,” Shouse said, including strolling musicians, storytellers, blacksmiths, silversmiths, spinners, weavers

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and broom makers. Items will be available to purchase from traders and vendors. Food also is available to purchase on the grounds, as well as along Main Street in the village. Shouse said the Grassy Run group tries to keep admission prices down to make it more attractive to families. Adult admission for the event is $5; children 6 to 14 get in for $3 and children 5 and under are free. Admission for senior citizens is $3 and active military members are free. Free parking is available on the grounds and in the village. Shouse said the event usually draws about 5,000 people over the weekend. The Grassy Run Rendezvous draws its name from an April 1792 battle between frontiersman Simon Kenton and the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh at Grassy Run in Jackson Township. It was the largest skirmish ever recorded between Indians and the white man in Clermont County. Williamsburg Administrator Patti Bates said the village provides the park for the Grassy Run event, but otherwise is not involved. “We help promote it and we’re glad it’s here,” she said. Bates said the event draws lot of people into the village and helps businesses. “It’s a wonderful event,” she said. For more information about the 18th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous, visit or call 734-1119.

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Q: Why is it important for people to know who their county judges are? A: It is important for county residents to know what their county judges do, and what a candidate’s qualifications are for doing that job. This knowledge would certainly be useful in electing the best candidate for the position. I am running for common pleas court. Common pleas court is set up to handle serious crimes and controversies. It has jurisdiction over all felonies and all civil cases involving large sums

of money, as opposed to municipal court which handles traffic offenses, minor crimes (misdemeanors) and minor civil disputes. Whereas most municipal court cases are resolved in one day, common pleas court cases can take literally years to resolve, although most are finalized over several months. Some death penalty cases find their way back to common pleas court nearly 20 years later for resolution of post-conviction issues. Quite simply, common pleas court and municipal court are different animals. I have been practicing law in common pleas courts around Ohio, almost exclusively, for the past 30 years. I have been in charge of the Clermont County prosecutor’s criminal division for nearly 23 years. I was a special prosecutor on the Lucasville riot cases and sent the killer of C.O. Robert Vallandingham to death row. I have received numerous honors for my work in

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Republican Richard Ferenc and incumbent Democrat Ken Zuk are seeking their party’s nomination in the May 4 primary for the un-expired term in office for court of common pleas judge. This seat became vacant in 2008 when Robert Ring-

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Richard Ferenc

Q: Because of budget restraints, correction officers have been cut and the capacity of the Clermont County Jail has been reduced. Convicted offenders often have to be put on waiting lists to serve jail time. Should the county have more flexibility in how jail inmates are housed? What solutions do you see for this problem? Does the space issue at the jail affect your decisions? A: How convicted criminals are housed is an issue that lies with the lawmakers. Judges, when sentencing, must work within the

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common pleas court. I was named one of the top 56 lawyers in Greater Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine for my work in common pleas court. I am supported by Prosecutors Don White and Joe Deters, and every Clermont County police chief but one, because of my work in common pleas court. I believe it is important for citizens to know and consider whether the candidates they are voting for have a track record of proven success in the court on which they wish to serve.

Herman’s answer:

Q: Why is it important for people to know who their county judges are? A: The citizenry of Clermont County is a diverse group, from our suburban western side to the rural farmlands, with one common characteristic – they care about their communities. If one is not safe in their

Herman Breyer home or business how can one enjoy the liberties of this country. I have recently taken some criticism from my opponent for inviting people to visit and observe me in the courtroom. Over the 19 years I have been conducting court, hundreds of people have visited my courtroom to simply observe the proceedings and obtain a direct impression of their court system. I will continue to invite people to their public courtroom and will continue to operate in a transparent “on the record� manner. I realize I am but a temporary occupant of the seat of justice I hold. The courts are the great levelers of our society where all men are woman are treated equally. I will continue to preside over the proceedings as I am required and I will not forget who I work for – the citizens of Clermont County.

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framework of the law established by our legislators. Some penalties r e q u i r e mandatory incarceration Ferenc and judges cannot deviate from those mandatory requirements. The ultimate issue for any judge when sentencing someone is how best to protect society, given the unique nature of every crime and every criminal. While costs may be a factor to consider, financial consideration cannot be the determinative factor when public safety is at issue.

Ken Zuk

Q: Because of budget restraints, correction officers have been cut and the capacity of the Clermont County Jail has been reduced. Convicted offenders often have to be put on waiting lists to serve jail time. Should

the county have more flexibility in how jail inmates are housed? What solutions do Zuk you see for this problem? Does the space issue at the jail affect your decisions? A: The space issue at the jail does not affect the decisions that I make. The implementation of those decisions are affected in that I am always looking for an alternative method of treating low-level offenders such as inpatient treatment programs, intensive supervised probation and other programming which is available. If there were some changes that would enable the sheriff to utilize the space he has with fewer personnel such as dormitory housing of non violent misdemeanor offenses, it would be extremely helpful.

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Bethel and Felicity benefit from open enrollment By Kellie Geist

In financially strapped districts like Felicity-Franklin and BethelTate, open enrollment can be a small step toward fiscal stability. While it’s not necessarily a revenue source, open enrollment can help districts balance the number of students leaving and coming into the district. Traditionally, districts were funded based on how many students they served. So, if a child left to open enroll in another district, their native district lost money. Likewise, if a students came into the district, the district

would gain money. However, Bethel-Tate Superintendent Jim Smith said that’s changing. “With House Bill 1, it’s different. It’s an evidence-based model, so you don’t get the money directly. How much money you get is based on the student-teacher ratio,” Smith said. “But open enrollment will still have an impact on finances because if you have more students, it will raise the number of teachers you’ll be funded for.” Bethel-Tate typically loses about 50 to 60 students to open enrollment per year, but they bring in about 200. Smith said

having additional students helps the district fund additional teachers to teach upper-level and elective courses that may not be available. But Smith said open enrollment also can be a balancing act. “You have to really watch your student-teacher ratio. You really want to protect your native kids and make sure they receive a wonderful education. You don’t want to bring down the education of a classroom because of open enrollment,” Smith said. At Felicity-Franklin, open enrollment has always been a way to try to break even with the number of students leaving to go

to other districts. However, last year the district lost more students than it gained, so this year they are trying to ramp up the open enrollment efforts. “With current financial conditions and the added competition from community schools we want to be more aggressive with open enrollment and ensure that we have more open enrollment (students) in than out,” said FelicityFranklin Superintendent Glenn Moore. “... It’s pretty important that we try to stay ahead,” he said. In both Bethel-Tate and Felicity-Franklin, a majority of the open enrollment students live on the

district’s borders or are closer to those schools than the ones in their home district. While families who open enroll students are responsible for the student’s transportation, Moore and Smith said they are willing to bus students to school from an existing bus stop. “If we have a bus stop that is close to the student, or if they can get to a stop in our district, we’ll try to make those arrangements,” Moore said. For more information on open enrollment or about one of these two districts, contact the districts directly. In Bethel, call 734-2271, and in Felicity, call 876-2113.

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Bick Primary Principal Matt Wagner dressed as a gorilla and read “Little Gorilla” to the students in each grade level. Wagner had the teachers, including kindergarten teacher Amy Moss, help him read the story so he could stay in character in front of the students.

Principal goes bananas for reading program By Kellie Geist

The students at William Bick Primary School in Bethel recently were greeted by an unusual visitor – a gorilla. Principal Matt Wagner dressed in a gorilla costume and read to each of the classes Friday, March 5. This visit was a special treat for exceeding their goal in Accelerated Reader points.

“They met their goal early this trimester, so I said, if they could earn another 400 points, I’d do this,” Wagner said, motioning to the costume. “They earned another 700 points.” Accelerated Reader is an Internet-based program that allows students to take quizzes on books they read. They get points for passing the quizzes. Depending on the number of points each students earns, they can be eligible

for prizes, including having their names read on the announcements. “Accelerated Reader is very important to our classrooms. It encourages the students to read and the incentives really help,”

said first-grade teacher Shirley Moss. “They’ve been looking forward to seeing Mr. Wagner ever since they found out.” This year’s Accelerated Reader theme at Bick Primary this year is “Go Bananas About Books.”

A.J. Abdullah, Pamala Adams, Anita Appelmann, Christopher Barrett, T.J. Battle, Ashley Bauman, Lindsey Bicknell, Nick Bowling, David Bowman, William Boys, Brandon Branson, Dylan Broach, Toni Broerman, Matthew Brown, Stephanie Chaney, Randall Cloum, Andrew Collopy, Megan Colwell, Michael Crowe, Kristeena Cruey, Kayla Cummins, Samantha Cundiff, Stephanie Day, Brady Dufau, Randy Durbin, Billy Earls, Bridgette Ellis, Stacy Faddis, Nicole Fannin, Mercedes Featherkile, Marilee Fehr, Samantha Fields, Jenay Frederick, Jessica Foley, Alex Forsee, Racheal Gaghan, Chase Gleason, Colton Griffin, Ronald Healey, Tyler Herman, Megan Hicks, Katie Higgs, Jenny Hoskins, Shane Housh, Travis Hull, Nathan Humfleet, Jacob Jackson, Shane Kabler, Katie Kroeger, Cheyenne Lasley, Christina Lasley, Jerrid Lee, Nick Legg, Daniel Lindsey, Taylor Malott, Isaac Martin, James Martin, Brittany Mason, Jared Miller, Nick Moore, Kristen Moran, Kristen Morgan, Hannah Mullins, Sabrina Nichting, Liz Osborne, Blake Payne, Ryan Pirrello, Desiree Planck, Ciara Raper, Crystal Rayburn, Geoff Rutherford, Rachael Schweitzer, Michael Seng, Greg Sheldon, Lindsey Shelton, Brad Shinkle, Chris Shouse, Jordan Shouse, Michael Skaggs, Paul Skinner, Dillon Smith, Raven Smith, Chelsey Stonerock, Ashley Strunk, Katelyn Terwilliger, Jessica Thacker, Josh Vanderpool, Matthew Warren, Heather Weaver, Jerod Weber, David Whittaker, Cody Wiedemann, Michael Wilhoit, Courtney Wilson, Kimberly Workman and Eli Wright.

Mount Notre Dame High School

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


Second Honors – Susan Meyer Sophomores First Honors – Annelise Tsueda

SCHOOL NOTES Dean’s list

• Autumn Baker, Leah Fields and Amanda Kamphaus have been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Morehead State University. All students are from Bethel. • Samantha Osborne has been named to the 2010 winter quarter dean’s list at Southern State Community College. She is from Felicity.



Principal Matt Wagner dressed as a gorilla and read to each class as an incentive for Accelerated Reader. While reading to the first-graders, Wagner makes the comparison between himself and the gorilla in the book “Little Gorilla.”


Kindergarten teacher Amy Moss laughs as Matt Wagner, dressed as a gorilla, encourages her to “roar” with the animals in the story.

Joseph Howison will graduate during The University of Findlay’s spring commencement May 1 in the Koehler Complex on campus. Howison is expected to receive a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship/marketing. A 2006 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School, Howison is the son of Sandy and John Howison of Bethel.



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April 22, 2010

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Bethel boys’ track aims for top three finish

By Mark Chalifoux

The Bethel-Tate High School boys’ track team could surprise some teams at the end of the season as the Tigers have several athletes that should be threats to advance in the posteason. “We’re still developing as a team,” said head coach Dave Schellenberger. The Tigers have 20 boys on the track team this spring and has been in the top five at three meets so far this season. “I’m really happy about that. We’re right on schedule for the league meet,” he said. He wasn’t sure if the Tigers would be able to top some of the powerhouses in the league with much bigger teams. He said New Richmond, Western Brown and Goshen are among the top teams this year but that the Tigers could shake that up and finish in the top three in the league. “We sent a few kids on to regionals last year so we’re hoping to send some more kids further this year,” Schellenberger said. The team is led by Kameron Wilson in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. Eric Shinkle is also a threat to advance in the hurdles. Lance Lambert is a returning regional qualifier in the 3200-meter run and could be back in the mix again this season if he can recover from some early season injury setbacks. Paschal Lanigan is the


Bethel-Tate’s Kameron Wilson runs in the 110-meter hurdles in the finals of the New Richmond Invitational.

Bethel-Tate’s Brian Myers pulls away from the pack in the finals of the 100-meter dash at the New Richmond Invitational. team’s thrower in the discus and shotput and narrowly missed qualifying for regionals in 2009. Schellenberger said he thinks Lanigan has what it takes to advance this spring. Brian Meyers is a sprinter for the Tigers and although the competition in the league is tough in the

sprints, he could be a runner to watch towards the end of the season. “I think we have a little more depth this year,” Schellenberger said. “We may be able to represent every event in the league meet and that’s a plus. In years past we haven’t been able to field a team for all of

the relays.” Schellenberger said one difficulty the team faces is that a number of the athletes play other sports. Louie Schaljo runs in the 800-meter run and also plays tennis and plays basketball year-round. Dustin Davidson wrestles year-round and is also


an important contributor for the Tigers and Bethel-Tate has a few other key athletes who can’t make every meet due to other obligations. “It does hurt when you have guys who are so talented that can’t be there all the time but it gives an opportunity for younger guys to gain experience,” he

said. “And I think we’ll have the whole team towards the end of season so we’re hoping to shock people at the end of the year.” Overall, Schellenberger said the team has a lot of fun together. “Our meets are 100 percent practice. Whereas in soccer it’s about winning every game, in track it’s what we do at the end of next month that matters,” said Schellenberger, who is also a soccer coach. “We encourage guys to work hard and it will pay off down the road, but you can have a little more fun at practice when you’re more focused on development than winning the next game. They are a good group of guys and they seem to be having some fun. Hopefully we can sneak into the top three in the league meet and take it from there.”

Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally

once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field.

Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nomina-

tions, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be

able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured on and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort on the final

ballot gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail Melanie Laughman at or call 248-7573.

BRIEFLY Conference seeks commissioner

The Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference (SBAAC) is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the position of commissioner. The commissioner presides at the athletic directors’ meetings; prepares and distributes conference schedules; supervises the assignment of officials for football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and coordinates assignment of baseball and softball officials for freshman, junior varsity, and varsity contests; coordinates conference all-star selection; coordinates all-star banquets; maintains conference standings in all sports; is the binding arbitrator for irresolvable disputes between member schools; serves as liaison between athletic directors and Executive Board. The SBAAC Commissioner must have a flexible schedule and have the means for mobility among the 12 schools in the SBAAC. The commissioner must above average technology skills. The commissioner will be employed on a one year contract at a salary of $9,000 per year. Interested candidates can submit a letter of interest and résumé to the SBAAC Search Committee at The deadline for letters of interest and résumés will be 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 28.

This week in softball

• Clermont Northeastern beat McNicholas 2-0, April 8. • Felicity-Franklin beat Blanchester 3-1, April 9. Felicity’s Montana Wear had 16 strikeouts; Lance was 23 with three basehits. • McNicholas beat Badin 7-5, April 9. McNick’s Jones was the winning pitcher; Birk was 2-3 with three basehits and an RBI. • Wyoming beat McNicholas 4-2, April 10. • Anderson beat McNicholas 111, April 10. • Felicity-Franklin beat Western Brown 7-0, April 12. Felicity’s Montana Wear pitched 10 strikeouts, and Shelby Taubee scored a homerun, was 2-3 and had two runs. • Bethel-Tate beat Georgetown 60, April 12. Bethel’s Brooke Kenneda pitched 11 strikeouts and Cori Huddle was 2-3. • McNicholas beat Purcell Marian 10-0 in five innings, April 12. McNick’s Jones pitched eight strikeouts, and Hannah Schoolfield was 23 with five basehits and five RBIs. • Batavia beat Bethel-Tate 10-1, April 13. Bethel’s Sydney Kilgore was 2-4.

• Felicity-Franklin beat Goshen 10, April 13. Felcity’s Montana Wear pitched 12 strikeouts, and White was 2-2 and scored a run. • Felicity-Franklin beat BethelTate 3-0, April 14. Felicity’s Montana Wear pitched 14 strikeouts, and Kelsey Mitchell scored a run. • McNicholas beat Roger Bacon 32, April 14. McNick’s Jones pitched 10 strikeouts, and Carolyn Schoolfield had an RBI and had three basehits. • Ursuline beat McNicholas 1-0, April 15. McNick’s Ferris had two basehits.

This week in volleyball

Moeller boys beat McNicholas 2510, 25-18, 25-13, April 13.

This week in baseball

• McNicholas beat ChaminadeJulienne 14-3, April 9. McNick’s winning pitcher was Chris Linneman; Tommy Fraiz was 2-3 with two basehits and three RBIs. • Batavia beat Georgetown 8-3, April 9. Batavia’s Tara Thieryoung was the winning pitcher; Heather Harris was 2-3, scored a homerun and had four RBIs. • Bethel-Tate beat Wilmington 43, then 7-4 in a double-header, April 10. Bethel’s Tyler Hacker was the winning pitcher in game one, and

Andy Courts had two RBIs. In game two, Matt Laws was the winning pitcher, and Tommy Galea had three basehits and three runs. • La Salle beat McNicholas 16-4 in five innings, April 12. McNick’s Ryan Curran was 3-3 with three basehits. • Covington Catholic beat McNicholas 3-2, April 13. • Bethel-Tate beat Batavia 7-2, April 14. Bethel’s Cody Kirker pitched 10 strikeouts, and Spencer Sutter was 2-3 with three runs. • Bethel-Tate beat Purcell Marian 15-12, April 15. Bethel’s Spencer Sutter was the winning pitcher, was 2-3, scored two runs, had three RBIs and two basehits. • McNicholas beat Glen Este 109, April 15. McNick’s Zach Jubak was the winning pitcher, and Ryan Haynes scored a homerun and had two RBIs.

This week in tennis

• Bethel-Tate beat Madeira 3-2, April 9. Bethel’s Hallgath beat Tully 63, 6-4; Willenbrink beat Griffin 6-0, 60; Hess beat Tensmeyer 6-2, 6-1. • Bethel-Tate beat Batavia 3-2, April 13. Bethel’s Wilenbrink beat Bowling 6-4, 5-7, 6-3; Hess and Ausman beat Bradburn and Moon 6-4, 61; H. Houchin and J. Houchin beat Heist and Smith 6-3, 6-3. Bethel advances to 6-0 with the win. • Bethel-Tate beat Amelia 4-1,

April 14. Bethel’s Schaljo beat Nelson 3-6, 6-4, 7-6; Hallgoth beat Cardarelli 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Willenbrink beat Lau 61, 6-0; Hess- Ausman beat Schweinhart- Horine 7-6, 6-4. • Bethel-Tate beat Felicity 4-1, April 15. Bethel’s Schaljo beat Carter 2-6, 6-2, 6-0; Hallgath beat Hayden 61, 6-0; Willenbrink beat McCaan 6-0, 6-0; Hess-Ausman beat ShouseReinhart 6-2, 6-2. Felicity’s Fry and McRae beat H. Houchin and J. Houchin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Bethel advances to 8-0 with the win.

This week in track and field

• McNicholas boys placed 27th with a score of two in the Coaches Classic at Winton Woods, April 9. • McNicholas girls placed 13th with a score of 18 in the Coaches Classic at Winton Woods, April 9. • McNicholas placed fifth with score of a 25 in the Run Em All at Anderson, April 10. • McNicholas girls placed third with a score of 106 in the Run Em All at Anderson, April 10. Anderson placed fourth at 93. McNick’s Fitzpatrick won the 100 meter hurdles in 16.9; Maddie Scott won the 300 meter hurdles; McNick won the 4x200 meter relay in 1:52.7.


Bethel Journal

April 22, 2010






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Debunking global warning

Many thanks to Gary Knepp and Jim Cliff for the time and effort they expended to collect data to add to the “debunking” of the global warming theory. One of the points of great interest were the comments by a meterologist saying that 90 percent of the data collection stations don’t comply with any standards. If the two collection stations in Clemont County are indicative of others then there is a huge credibility hole in the base data being collected. Additionally, anyone familiar with statistics would support the fact that if you drastically reduce the number of collection stations, the remaining data utilized becomes biased to the extreme of being totally useless. The “sky is falling” global

warming theorist will tell you CO2 levels are the reason for the “warming,” and humans are the cause of this. Studies have shown humans contribute less that 10 percent to annual CO2 levels, while nature contributes over 90 percent. Hopefully, others will continue to shoot holes in this abominable theory. The only thing not theoretical at this point is the backers of global warming are doing nothing but wanting to reach into the taxpayers pockets, for some undefined and unrequired fix. Garry R. McGee Burnham Woods Drive Amelia

Breyer for judge?

Breyer for judge ... ? He and

We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 500 words or less. Please include a headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Bethel Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Bethel Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. (Donald) White fought for Amy Baker to be kept out of jail in Kentucky after letting her walk scotfree in Ohio in exchange for information for putting two of the three guilty behind bars for Marcus’s murder. Now we are paying for another trial?

Breyer: I’m the most qualified candidate The impending retirement of Judge William A. Walker will open up a seat on the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. I believe the wealth of legal experience I have amassed over the past 33 years makes me the clear cut choice to replace him. I served as a Hamilton County assistant prosecutor from 1977 until 1984, starting in the appellate division and ending in the common pleas court trial division, where I successfully handled two of the first three capital cases after the re-enactment of the death penalty in 1981. Approximately one year after passing the bar, I won my first case in the Ohio Supreme Court, establishing the constitutionality of certain police investigatory procedures. In 1987, after three years of private practice handling primarily criminal and civil trial litigation in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, I was hired as chief of the criminal division of the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office. While serving the past 22 years in my current position, I have successfully tried all three death penalty cases in Clermont County, as well as numerous murders and sexual assaults, and nearly every other serious felony committed here. I have trained and supervised the entire staff of felony prosecutors who now handle more than 1,000 felonies per year. I have previously been named by Cincinnati Magazine as one of the top 56 lawyers in Greater Cincinnati. I am a certified magistrate and have been privileged to sit as a magistrate in both the Milford and Springdale Mayor’s Courts, hearing many of the same type of cases handled in municipal court. I have been recognized and honored by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY Ohio House of Representatives

Ohio Rep. Danny Bubp (R-88th District) may be reached for questions or concerns at his Columbus office at 614-466-8134 or via e-mail at

Ohio Senate

Ohio Sen. Tom Niehaus may be reached at 614-466-8082, e-mail, or write Ohio Senate, Room 38, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Include your home telephone number and address.

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R- 2nd District 238 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 1-800-784-6366 • Cincinnati office: 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. Phone: 513-791-0381 or 1-800-784-6366 • Batavia office, 175 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. Phone: 513-732-2948.

...Enough said .. sorry Woody... leaving the name you are known by off the signs won’t fool anyone. Karen Phillips Virginia Drive Amelia

Corrections, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, the Citizens for ComDaniel J. munity Values and the Cler“Woody” mont Chamber of ComBreyer merce for my work in various common pleas courts Community throughout the state of Press guest Ohio. I was commended by columnist then-governor George Voinovich for my participation in “the most extensive and successful prosecution of a prison riot in the history of the United States” following my work as a special prosecutor in the Lucasville prison riot case. My candidacy has received the backing of Clermont County Prosecutor Don White, Dan Hannon, currently the head of the Clermont County Public Defender’s Office, county Commissioners Scott Croswell and Ed Humphrey, and nearly every police chief in Clermont County. I encourage you to contact any of these individuals for an assessment of my qualifications. The rules of evidence and the rules of civil and criminal procedure are the same in both municipal and common pleas courts, just as the “three strikes and you’re out” rule applies across every level of baseball from coach pitch to the major leagues. But I contend a greater level of skill and experience in applying those rules is critical in presiding over the incredibly serious criminal and civil matters which arise only in the court of common pleas. I believe that I am the most qualified candidate to take on those duties. Daniel Breyer is a candidate for Clermont County Court of Common Pleas judge. He currently serves as a Clermont County assistant prosecutor. He lives in Union Township.

Last week Thomas Moyer passed away unexpectedly. He had been the chief justice of our Ohio Supreme Court for 23 years and was known best for promoting civility in the practice of law. He was an excellent role model for public officials. Since my first judicial seminar in 1992, he has been a man of great influence to me. “Ninety percent of all citizens who ever appear in a courtroom do so in a municipal court; you are the judges most people obtain their impression from about our system of jurisprudence. Do your job well,” he said. His words motivate me every day. It’s a tremendous responsibility to be a judge and to do so well is important. Having sat as your municipal court judge for the past 19 years presiding over more cases than any judge in the 210-year history of our county, I am keenly aware of the problems our community faces: Violence, substance abuse, heroin epidemic and theft. In presiding over the hundreds of thousands of criminal and civil cases I have during these two decades, I have applied the same rules of procedure and evidence that apply in common pleas court. During this time I have enjoyed the reputation of being a fair man. I am patient and my courtroom has been widely described as dignified. Judging is my profession, it is my craft and I would be honored to serve in the common pleas court. The common pleas court judgeship I am seeking would be a promotion in prestige and responsibility, and a small increase in salary. I have pledged that I will not retire from municipal court in order to obtain both retirement benefits and the salary of the new position.

I believe such a practice is wrong, especially in this time of economic turmoil Thomas and budget constraints. Herman My dockets are up-todate with no backlog of Community cases. I believe justice Press guest delayed is justice denied columnist and I pledge to maintain the dockets of the common pleas court efficiently. My background as judge has provided me with the opportunity to manage a court system of probation officers, clerks, assistants and other office personnel. During my tenure, the court has always operated efficiently and within its budget. I have also implemented programs that have increased the revenues of the court. I believe my judicial career combined with my previous experience as assistant prosecutor, defense attorney and private practitioner of law puts me in a unique position to serve as your next common pleas judge. My wife Laurie and I have been married for 34 years; we have six children and three grandchildren. I would bring a prosecutor’s toughness, a father’s concern and a lifetime of experience to the common pleas court. May 4, vote for the candidate with almost two decades of judicial experience, an excellent reputation as a jurist and the pledge to maintain the trust and honor you expect and deserve. Vote for municipal court Judge Thomas Herman for common pleas court. Thomas Herman is a candidate for Clermont County Court of Common Pleas judge. He currently serves as a Clermont County Municipal Court judge. He lives in Union Township.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

What’s your opinion of Chad Ochocinco’s non-football activities, like “Dancing with the Stars”? “To me, these athletes should have to purchase a high quantity of injury insurance to cover their franchise in case of injury. You can not limit them for what they can do, but you can make them think twice about their safety, the franchise and their fans.” D.J.

good at dancing, and if he enjoys it, more power to him. I’m a little jealous of his talent; he is a real entertainer in many ways. I hope this makes him happy.” B.B.

and the image of the Bengals.” K.A.P.

“He seems to dance better and more consistently than playing football. Maybe he missed his true calling.” R.L.H.

“I hope Chad gets his ego adequately stroked by his TV programs; his body in good shape from the dancing rigor and then focuses on being a great football player. I hope it all works together for good.” G.G.

“Chad is a breath of fresh air.” J.Z.

“I have no interest in dancing when professionals do it so I seldom watch ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ Just the same I have seen some of Chad’s performances and think he should concentrate more on football.” R.V.

“Who cares? When Chad (whatever his last name du jour is) becomes a great, consistent player on the football field, then maybe what he does off the field will take on some interest.” M.M.

“Good for him! He is pretty

“I think it’s good for his image

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From where I sit, the race for common pleas court judge has taken a nasty twist. Woody Breyer has attacked Tom Herman not on his record, but on his advertising campaign, which the state of Ohio threw out. These false accusations and innuendoes from Woody don’t amount to a hill of beans. Tom has served this county well for 19 years as a municipal court judge. It’s time to take a well-seasoned judge to the next level to serve the citizens of Clermont County for all the right reasons. Christina Redmond Hummingbird Way Amelia

Herman: I’ve had 19 years of experience

“Go Chad go ... just tone down some of your comments!” S.W.

“We enjoy watching him on ‘DWTS.’ It’s one of our favorite shows.” A.H. “Whatever turns you on ... go for it, Chad!” Duke

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This week’s question How did you spend, or how do you plan, to spend your tax refund? Was it more or less than last year? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I enjoy Chad Johnson’s antics and his extra curricular activities. His efforts on the show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ are worth watching. But he has said he wishes he had more time to spend with his five kids. Perhaps he will have that time when his NFL playing days are complete. In the mean time he might want to take measures to keep that number at five. Go figure!” T.D.T.


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U.S. Marine Corps Major Rodney Towery, of West Chester, signs in at the April 9th Scholarship Fundraiser.


From left: Roy Gerber and Renee Gerber, of Amelia, and Angela Fiely and Jeff Fiely, of Union Township spend some time mingling at the fundraiser.

Event raises money for Let Us Never Forget scholarships


Denise and Larry Jarman, of Amelia, are greeted by members of the Diamond Oaks JROTC. The Jarmans’ son, Aaron, currently is serving as an Air Force airman in Iraq. From left: Joshua Stange, Candice Loos, Denise Jarman, Larry Jarman, and Steven Hoehler.


The Yellow Ribbon Support Center had a booth of items available for purchase at the fundraiser. Community Press Staff Report

Hundreds of supporters visited the Oasis Conference Center Friday, April 9, for the April 9th Scholarship fundraiser. The event helps raise money for the Let Us Never Forget scholarships, which are given in the names of each local fallen heroes as well as one fallen hero from each of the 50 states. During the fundraiser, patrons were able to bid in two silent auctions

as well as a live auction. Some of the items auctioned included a bass guitar signed by Bootsy Collins, a goldcolored fiddle signed by Charlie Daniels, and box seats to a Cincinnati Reds game. Anyone who would like to make a donation for the Let Us Never Forget scholarships can mail that donation to Let Us Never Forget, P.O. Box 375, Milford, Ohio, 45150. Any checks for the scholarships should be made out to Let Us Never Forget.


Jessica Frasher, of Park Hills, and Marcus Crabtree, of Eastgate, attended the April 9 Scholarship Fundraiser to help raise money for the Let Us Never Forget scholarships.



Fourteen-year-old Bethel-Tate Middle School student Anna Weigand sang the National Anthem at the fundraiser.


The Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band performed a few songs, including “Taps,” to start the fundraiser.


The Goshen Township trustees are hosting the Clermont County Association’s Spring Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Grant Career Center, 718 W. Plane St., Bethel. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The featured speaker is Dave Lapham, former Cincinnati Bengals All-Star lineman and Bengals radio commentator. Proceeds benefit Clermont County’s townships, Neediest Kids, Special

Olympics and Clermont County Junior Fair. The cost is $50 for two tickets. Reservations are required. Call 7346222 or visit

Book fair

Adopt a pet

Clermont County Humane Society is hosting Satellite Pet Adoptions from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive. Volunteers from the humane society are available to answer ani-

Call 732-8854 or visit

mal adoption questions. Meet some animals available for adoption. The event is free.

Clermont County Public Library is hosting the Used Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount CarmelTobasco Road. The sale features used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for adults, teens and children.

This ice sculpture, surrounded by profiles of fallen heroes, greeted event-goers as they entered the banquet hall at the Oasis Conference Center.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Bethel Journal. Proceeds benefit the Union Township Branch Library. Call 528-1744 or visit

River sweep

East Fork State Park is hosting the East Fork River Sweep from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, at East Fork State Park, Ohio 125,

Bethel. Clean the East Fork of the Little Miami River. Canoe or walk the shoreline. The event is free. Registration is required. Call 732-7075 or v i s i t rks/parks/


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April 22, 2010

BRIEFLY Quarter auction

BETHEL – Bethel-Tate Fire Department will be host a quarter auction from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Bethel-Tate Middle School, 649 W. Plane St. Vendors selling the following items will participate: Donna Sharp Handbags, Longaberger, Premier Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy Candles.

the pickup truck Combs crashed into a tree. Combs pleaded guilty March 19 to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. She was sentenced Thursday, April 15, to six years in prison with no chance of parole by Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Jerry McBride. She also will serve three years probation after incarceration.

Combs gets six years

Free senior class

UNION TWP – Misty Combs, 28, of Union Township, was sentenced to six years in prison for causing the death of Todd Reed, 42, of Tate Township, while doing doughnuts in a snow-covered field in January. Reed was a passenger in

UNION TWP. – The Clermont YMCA and the Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program are co-sponsoring a free onetime exercise class for adults 65 years and older at the Union Twp. Civic Center. The free class will take

place 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 27, in the Queen City Room at the Union Twp Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The focus of the exercise class is increasing balance and strength in older adults so they stay healthy and independent. Free exercise instructions and equipment will be given to registered participants for home use. The class will be taught by a certified exercise instructor and class size will be limited to 30 participants. For more information or to register for the class, call Denise Franer RN at 513-7358421.

CCDD to meet

STONELICK TWP – The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont DD, will hold its reg-

ular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 U.S. 50, one mile west of Owensville. Call 513-732-4921 for more information.

March of Dimes

MIAMI TWP. – The Clermont County March for Babies, a benefit for the March of Dimes, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131. Registration for the threemile walk will begin at 8 a.m. To participate in the benefit, walkers are asked for a minimum donation of $25, which covers breakfast, lunch and goodie bags. Walkers also can take part in the “taste-off” of local restaurants after the event.

Money raised will benefit The March of Dimes, an organization of researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates who work together to promote infant health by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information on the benefit walk or the March of Dimes, visit or call 513769-3588.

Grant’s birthday

MONROE TWP. – Ulysses S. Grant’s annual birthday party will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Grant’s birthday, 1551 Ohio 232 in Point Pleasant. The day will start with a speech and 21-gun salute from veterans in the American Legion and Veterans of For-

eign Wars. Throughout the day, visitors can check out the cottage where Grant was born and have stamps on Grant post cards canceled. In the late morning, reenactors will shoot cannons and entertain guests. At 1 p.m. there will be a series of guest speakers including Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. Other speakers will talk about Grant’s Irish ancestors and his birthplace. At 3 p.m. guest will be treated to birthday cake in Grant’s honor. Also during the birthday party, members of the Grant Memorial Church, 1600 Back St., will be serving sandwiches, soups and homemade desserts. Prices vary.



Clermont County Association’s Spring Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Featured speaker: Dave Lapham, former Cincinnati Bengals AllStar lineman and Bengals radio commentator. Grant Career Center, 718 W. Plane St. Social time, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Benefits Clermont County’s townships, Neediest Kids, Special Olympics and Junior Livestock 4-H. $50 two tickets. Reservations required. Presented by Goshen Township Trustees. 734-6222; Bethel.


Economic Forecast Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.9:30 a.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. National Economist Brian Beaulieun presents “The Recovery: How Strong, How Long and at What Cost?” $70, $35 chamber members. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 5765000; Eastgate. Monthly Membership Luncheon/Expo luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 943-1888. Eastgate.


Business Expo, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 943-1888. Eastgate. Business Financing Forum, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 943-1888. Eastgate.


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.


Community Blood Drive, 2 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road, Auxillary Gymnasium. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 722-2227; Goshen 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.


Used Book Fair, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Books, children’s books, audio visual materials, puzzles and more. Benefits MilfordMiami Township Branch Library. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Through April 24. 248-0700. Milford. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 2 3


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 coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m. Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave. $4. 464-2212; Anderson Township.


II Juicy, 9:30 p.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. Free. 831-9888. Milford.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. Through Oct. 1. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg.

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


After Alms with Lunapollo, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Big Ed’s Bar and Grill, 1726 Ohio Pike. $5. 823-5575. Amelia.


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. 831-1711. Union Township. Family Wildflower Hike, 10 a.m.-noon With Chief Naturalist Bill Creasey. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Naturalist-led walk to learn about wildflowers suitable for the whole family. $5, $1 children; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Old-Growth Forest Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Walk with Executive Director Bill Hopple through old-growth forest to learn about identifying old-growth, why this parcel was saved, what makes it unique and what threatens it. Bring lunch for after hike. Ages 18 and up. Included with admission: $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

Used Book Fair, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford.

Henry Ford Squares, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Union Township.





The Cincinnati Flower Show blooms in Symmes Township Park, 11600 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township, through Sunday, April 25. The show offers hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists, fine and casual dining and teas. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 23-25, is Small Wonders Children’s Weekend, an international celebration exploring crafts, foods and holidays. Saturday is Fairies and Frogs Day, with costumes encouraged. Hours are: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $20, $15 advance; $2 ages 3-15, free ages 2 and under. Parking: $8 valet, $4.


Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. “A Harrowing Homecoming.” Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road. $33.50. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Aug. 21. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Used Book Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for adults, teens and children. Benefits the Union Township Branch Library. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744; Union Township. Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford. Church-wide Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bag sale from noon to 1 p.m. Grace Baptist Church - Milford, 1004 Ohio 28. 248-1875. Milford.


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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.




Clermont County Humane Society is hosting Satellite Pet Adoptions from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, Eastgate. Volunteers from the humane society are available to answer animal adoption questions. Meet some animals available for adoption. The event is free. Call 732-8854 or visit

East Fork River Sweep, 9 a.m.-noon, East Fork State Park, Ohio 125. Clean the East Fork of the Little Miami River. Canoe or walk the shoreline. Free. Registration required. 732-7075; Bethel. Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon Planting and transplanting annual spring garden in raised beds, planting herbs and perennials for biodiversity of orchard. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. 683-2340; Loveland.

The Good News Boys CD Release Party, 5 p.m. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave. 474-4445. Anderson Township.


Wildflower Walks, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. $5, $1 children; members free. 831-1711; Union Township.


Worship Service, 8 a.m. St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St. Free. Presented by St. Andrew Church-Milford. 831-3353. Milford. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 2 6

EXERCISE CLASSES 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.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Business Awards Banquet, 5:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. With keynote speaker Butch Jones, head coach of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football. $39. Reservations required. 683-1544; Loveland.

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, $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.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Spinebenders Book Club, 7 p.m. “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Rita Nader Heikenfeld, Dawn Weatherwax and Joan Manzo, 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Authors discuss and sign “The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents.” Includes information on healthy snacks and a healthy snack tasting. Book purchase benefits St. Columban School. $17 optional book purchase, free. Registration required. 683-7903, Loveland.


Dining and Dancing with the Cincinnati Sinatra, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Matt Snow on vocals. Dinner, dancing, cash bar and all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet. $16.95, discounts for seniors and children. Reservations required, available online. 5769766; Eastgate.


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. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “The Drummer” directed by Kenneth Bi. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. 732-2128; Batavia.


Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


MOMS Club of Amelia/Batavia Open House, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike. Learn about group programs. Family-friendly. Free. Presented by MOMS Club of CincinnatiAmelia/Batavia. 752-9819; Withamsville.


Bethel Journal

April 22, 2010


The diminishing supply of trust Almost every sector of society seems to have more than its ordinary supply of untrustworthy members. An atmosphere of distrust Father Lou or betrayal Guntzelman breeds more. If so many people Perspectives are untrustworthy and if it’s “just the way human nature is,” then we’re tempted to ask, “Why should I be any different, I’m not as bad as they are?” Eventually we find it more and more difficult to trust anyone: “In God we trust, all others pay cash!” Psychological professionals, such as Erik Erickson, consider the development of trust as extremely important. Erickson placed basic trust first on his

Life’s a pit of insecurity and paranoia without trust. A sense of trust is crucial for both every healthy person and for every thriving society. Yet, bearing in mind the information each day’s news brings, does it not seem trust is eroding? Who do we trust today? There are some athletes who drug-up or fail their spouses, fans, and falsify their records; financial advisors who milk their investors in Ponzi schemes; banks that go down through greed or mismanagement; churches have some pedophile clergy in their ranks or authorities worried about institutional image rather than God’s little ones. There are also government officials and politicians whose chief goal is self-aggrandizement rather than the common good; celebrities who can’t trust in the marriage vows their spouses make, etc.

famous list of necessary components for developing a healthy personality. We do not grow well unless we receive it from others, and we are not grown up unless we can give it to others. Trust is an act of faith. It engenders a firm belief and confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability and justice of another person. In a relationship, trusting the other means we believe we can be open, unguarded and undefended before them. When we trust another we believe in the truth of what that person says and does. We believe he or she would never purposely hurt us, gossip about us, nor reject us when we’re down and vulnerable. “You can count on me!” states their coat-of-arms. The opposite of trust is betrayal, and we know how much betrayal can hurt. After a serious

or series of betrayals, we distrust the betrayer and often others as well. We don’t want to experience the pain of betrayal over again. One man recalled often how he felt the day his mother walked away from him forever. Though later he married a wonderful woman deeply devoted to him, he could never quite trust his wife. He saw in the smallest evidences imagined signs of a coming betrayal. Eventually, he drove his wife away and alienated his children by his suspicions – and then used their going as examples of why no one is trustworthy. Distrust can distort our hearts and minds. Trust is not a fixed or unchanging entity any more than life is. It can be given, taken back, diminished or lost – or it can be rebuilt anew. Time is usually involved in building or losing trust. Trust keeps asking something

from us long after it begins. It’s an ongoing process, not a one-time payment. At times there can be so many lies, so many cruelties, so much uncaring, that the wisest thing to do is to stop trusting another. The other person has proven him or herself totally untrustworthy. To still maintain trust would be disrespecting ourselves. At other times we must move on in our efforts to rebuild trust. Doing so requires risk and courage. It also increases mental and emotional health, as well as our soul’s desire to love and be loved. 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.

BETHEL OBSERVER Happy birthday to:

Jodi Lee, John Albright, Garick Shebesta, Glorine Walker, Tiffany Baker, Cherran Maynard, Kevin Gordemiller. April 24 – Laura Painter, Wanda Murray, Pauline Howard, Michael Mathews, Steven Berry, George Fields, Sandy Fischer, Lisa Jenike. April 25 – Jo Ann Beach, Betsy Maynard, Kristi Beach, Mary Beth Menefee, Estel Penny, Barb Dunn, Mark Farmer, Charles Douglas, Chris McKee, Elizabeth Reed, Rhonda Hayden, Greg Sandker, Ashton Stephens.

April 21 – Steve Miller, Terry Moore, Shane Johnston, Gorman Williams, Brad Hauck, Marie Hanke, Phyllis Parker, Mike Puckett, Lucille Daugherty, Kim Armbruster. April 22 – Harry Hill, Barbara Bruine, Rick Stowell, John Ventura, Sharry Aufdenkamp, Ken Day, Steve Franklin, Dave Lofthouse, Dan Stober, Dewey Ingle, Heather Hall. April 23 – Page Miller, Tiffany Baker, Sarah Rector, Arlie Meadors,

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Bethel Journal


April 22, 2010

Everything’s coming up violets this spring One good turn deserves another. You’ve heard that time and again. But this week it’s really true in my little corner of the world. Frank, my husband, plowed several of our neighbors’ gardens, including the Caudills’ garden. A few days later some of the Caudill kids stopped me as I was walking past their home with grandson, Jack. They ran out to the road and gifted me with several packed baggies of violets, completely stemmed. Now, I don’t know if they did that in reciprocation for Frank plowing their garden, but regardless, their effort far outweighed Frank’s. If you’ve ever plucked tiny

violets from a thick carpet of s p r i n g grass you k n o w what I mean. Rita TomorHeikenfeld r o w Rita’s kitchen t h e y ’ r e coming over to make violet jams, jellies and vinegars. If we have time, we’ll pick redbud flowers from the trees and make jelly from those, as well. Redbud jelly doesn’t have the beautiful color that violet does, but it’s a delicious jelly. Redbud flowers make a beautiful garnish on salads

and desserts. You can also eat the seed pods that form. I like to pick them when they’re real slender and young and sauté in a bit of garlic and butter. Just make sure the edible flowers, etc., you ingest have not been sprayed.

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Bethel Journal

April 22, 2010


Senior services to host Lifestyles program A new program called Lifestyles is being incorporated into the Lifelong Learning program of Clermont Senior Services. It’s a potpourri of everything a healthy, active older adult needs to know in order to celebrate and enjoy all stages of life. And it’s now a shorter two-part program. Each part consists of two or three consecutive Fridays. The first series is three Fridays (May 7, May 14 and May 21), and focuses on the past, present and future. Highlights include a history tour of Clermont County to see and hear about the places founded by the pioneers of our communities. The next two days, participants learn how to make the most out of retirement years. Activities and topics include

a tai chi demonstration, as well as speakers on a variety of topics such as volnteering, Linda utime manEppler a g e m e n t , Caring & personal and safeSharing identity ty, arts and entertainment and financial planning. Unique to the program is information on life planning, such as wills, finances, recording your life story, health and wellness, etc., and of course, lifelong learning. Series Two is two Fridays (June 11 and June 18), and exposes participants to what is going on in Clermont County. It allows them to

visit places they normally would not have access to, such as juvenile hall, the county courthouse, a visit by a judge, and/or a county commissioner. It also informs people about continuing education opportunities for older adults. Series One (three days) is $99, and Series Two (two




St. Bernadette Church


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 Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs

Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia


Pastor: Tom Bevers

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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


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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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



Lutheran Church (ELCA)

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm



A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am

1 0 th a n n u a l

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


Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.


Featuring 60 area clay artists Free admission and parking Rain or shine

Listen to 89.7 FM for a chance to win pottery from participating artists!



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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

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

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

“Room for the Whole Family”

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

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



A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

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

Pastor Mike Smith


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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young



Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor

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.


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:


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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125 Sunday Worship. 10:00am

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


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:


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



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

Welcomes You

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

Come visit us at the

Sunday day Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am 10:3 Sunday unday School.......................9:30am School 93 w/nursery & children’s church


United Methodist Church

Owensville United Methodist Church

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


Trinity United Methodist

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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



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


513 831 0196


BAPTIST 770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

513-582-4861 or 513-734-1453

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

844 State Rt. 131

Linda Eppler is director of communications and lifelong learning for Clermont Senior Services.

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Two is May 21. Enrollment is limited. For more information or to register, call 947-7333.

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days) is $69; or you can register for both series at one time the cost is $149. Price includes materials, lunch each day and snacks, as well as transportation from site to site. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Locations and topics are subject to change. Deadline for Series One is April 30; Series


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

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

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

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


949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”


RECORD April 22, 2010

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Board of the Clermont County Public Library PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES New Public Library Facility Construction and Renovations The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees, 326 Broadway Street Batavia, Ohio 45103, invites interested design firms to submit statements of qualifications for: New Public Library Building Construction and Associated Renovation The scope of work includes: (1) Utilizing the facility elevation plans created for zoning application and approval purposes; prepare all necessary blueprints and documents including floor, electrical, mechanical, landscaping, etc. necessary to construct a Public Library. The project will include the renovation of an existing 11,600 S.F. former restaurant building, with an additional 9,000 +- S. F. addition. (2) Estimating project construction and renovation costs based on but not limited to the library’s specifications. (3) Developing a proposed timeline with milestone dates for completion. (4) Providing design and other architectural services to implement the construction and renovation plan. The estimated cost of the project is approximately three (3) million dollars. Statements of qualifications shall include: (1) The name, address, telephone number, and owner/s of the firm. (2) Number of years in business, the firm’s history, and types of services offered. (3) A one-page statement of interest and qualifications for this project. (4) A brief (maximum two- page) project under standing description. Include any concerns regarding permits, schedule, site, etc. (5) Discussion of firm’s specific abilities and expertise to provide the required professional services and qualifications related to project requirements, including project management skills and methodology to monitor project budgets. (6) Key personnel proposed as project team members, including detailed resumes. Clearly identify sub consultants, if proposed, with similar information. Please include staff locations as related to the project site. (7) Examples of specific knowledge, expertise and project management experience related to this type of project. (8) A list and description of recent and similar library projects the firm has completed. (9) References (no less than three from similar projects. Reference information must include: a) Name of owner b) Project name and overall value c) Brief description of firm’s involvement d) Contact person e) Address f)Telephone/fax numbers/email address g) Firm’s key personnel assigned to the referenced project Seven (7) copies of the firm’s statement of qualifications to perform the work shall be submitted to: David Mezack, Executive Director, Clermont County Public Library. Statements of qualifications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon April, 28, 2010. The format of the statement is left to the discretion of the firm. All questions regarding this request for qualifications should be directed to David Mezack via email:, or 513-735-7193 1235928/1549794

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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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LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit # 182-Patrick W. Bolden, 10191 Harrison Ave. #41, Harrison. Ohio 45030; Unit 081-Terry Schneider, 4418 Arrowhead, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808. 1273014/1551285 PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY will be accepting applications for the PUBLIC HOUSING ONE BEDROOM WAITING LIST effective May 1, 2010 through May 31, 2010. Applicants for the Public Housing one bedroom waiting list must be elderly, disabled or handicapped. Applicants may fill out a preapplication on line at the Authority’s website Applications will no longer be accepted at the Authority’s Administrative Office. Preapplications must be properly completed to be accepted, and only if the family composition and income are within HUD guidelines. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority reserves the right to check all applicant references. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 7326010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001552855 125 Storage 1958 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 Ph: (513)797-8515 Fax: (513) 797-4726 1. Ricky Bradshaw K397/413, PO Box 273, Batavia, Oh. 45103; 2. Hazel Freeman E143, 105 Washington St., 2A, New Richmond, Oh 45157; 3. Adam Gerwin, B16-S711, 126 Queens Rd, Milford, Oh. 45150; 4.Carl Grubb & Dawynelle Perkinss, D114, S707, Z061, SR 125 & 103, Amelia, Oh. 45102; 5. Scott Jeffries, J376, 4488 Bridewood Ln, Batavia, Oh 45103; 6. Barbara Maddoy, I 318, Z061 SR 125 & 144, Amelia, Oh 45102; 7. Theresa Schaffran, M429, 1612 Highway 28, Loveland, Oh 45140; 8. Walter Valentine R656 555 Wooden Run Ln, Felicity, Oh. 45120. 1001553174 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

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Fae (nee Shadwell) Cash, 78, of Manchester, Ohio, died April 13. Survived by sons, Douglas Cash of Mount Orab, Gregory Cash of Englewood, Fla., Glen Cash of Manchester, Ohio, Eric Cash of West Union and Carl Cash of Amelia; daughters, Vicki (Marvin) Blackburn of Bethel, Carolyn Heflin of Englewood, Fla., Dianne (Jeff) Eubanks of Batavia and Darlene Dumford of Williamsburg; and 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Victor R. Cash; and parents, Ralph and Anne (nee Johnson) Shadwell. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Saltair Church of Christ. Memorials to: Hospice of Hope, 230 Medical Center Drive, Seaman, OH 45679.

Marian Louise Doherty

Marian Louise Doherty, 75, of Bethel died April 9. Survived by sons, Thomas (Kathy), Timothy (Anne) and Michael (Sylvia) Doherty; daughters, Colleen (late Dan Ruark) Doherty and Mary Doherty; brother, Kenneth (Kay) Pierce; two nieces and one nephew; 13 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, William Doherty; and parents, Alta (nee Hall) Pierce. Services were April 15 at St. Mary Church, Bethel. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, OH 45219; St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale Milford Road Cincinnati, OH 45215; or St. Mary’s Alter Society, 3398 Ohio Pike, Bethel, OH 45106.

Dolores A. Shannon

Dolores A. Shannon, 78, of Bethel died April 13. Survived by uncles, William Schehr and James Schehr; and five cousins. Preceded in death by husband, Hubert D. Shannon; and parents, Bernard and Helen (nee Schehr) Kleiner. Services were April 19 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Erma Lee Utley

Erma Lee Utley, 72, of Bethel died April 12. Survived by husband, Roy Utley; children, Susan (Rick) Hoffer, Sandra Caudill, Sherri (Harold) Hudson, Roy Edward II (Shelly) Utley, Paul (Sandy) Utley and James (Lori) Utley; numer-

ous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Lucille Siefert. Preceded in death by sisters, Ruby Hamerick and Jane Graves; and brother, James Melte. Services were April 15 at Saltair Church of Christ, Bethel.

Betty Wear

Betty Wear, 77, of Felicity died April 12. Survived by husband, Junior L. Wear; children, Rob (Kathy) Wear and Charlotte (Terry) Bettle; grandchildren, Tiffany (Gil) Spaulding, Chassity (Scotty) Short, JR Wear and Montana Wear; great-grandchildren, Serena Spaulding, Charlena Spaulding, Trey Wear and Noah Spaulding. Services were April 16 at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity.

Geese get testy with each other, too Howdy folks, Last week at our house was a busy one as always. We all can see some humorous things with wildlife. While I was walking back to look at the honey bees, I heard some geese honking. A pair of geese were in the corn field. Another goose flew down and the two geese were giving it what sounded like a scolding. The drake started running the intruding goose off. After he had run him off the pair seemed to be talking about the ordeal. Both were shaking their heads as they squawked to each other. As if the drake was saying “I sure showed that goose.” If any of you see a swarm of honey bees give us a call at 734-6980. Saturday morning the Riverside Coffee Mill in Batavia held a benefit for a young lady who has Type 1 Diabetes. We were there to help during the serving. The crowd was big and everyone

had a good waffle breakfast and enjoyed the morning. Thanks Jamie. April 24, they will have another benefit waffle breakfast for the youth group of the Emanuel Methodist Church. To help with an outing they have planned. So come and enjoy the waffles, drinks and support the church and the coffee shop. Sunday afternoon Ruth Ann and I went back up to our church for a celebration of 60 years of marriage for a wonderful couple. This was for Gene and Virginia Henderson. These “kids” are some wonderful people. Their children had the room decorated good, and lots of food. And a beautiful cake copied from the picture of their wedding cake. These folks have lived around the New Richmond area for years, Gene’s dad had a car dealership and now his brother has it. His dad was well known for the

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devotion to his family and community the same as his children do today. Monday Ruth Ann and I went to a church in Felicity for an update on the May Primary election since we work the poles. The training was very good. We got to see folks that we only see at the polling place at elections. It is very important that you get out and vote. It is a privilege we have, so maybe we will see you in May. Monday evening we went up to Louisville Grange for an exchange program. This has been an annual event for several years. The next one will be April 27 at Jerusalem Grange at their hall at Pan Handle. Each Grange will have a program. Now one part of the program was about planting your garden. Here is what they had: Plant three rows of squash, row 1 squash gossip; row 2 squash criticism; row 3 squash indifference. Plant three rows of peas; row 1 purity; row 2 patience; row 3 perseverance. Plant six rows of lettuce; row 1 let us

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be unselfish and loyal; row 2 let us be faithful to duty; row 3, George let us search Rooks the scripOle tures; row 4 let us not be Fisherman weary in well doing; row 5 let us be obedient in all things; row 6, let us Love one another. No garden is complete without turnips: Row 1 turn up for church, prayer service, and Bible study; row 2, turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult; row 3, turn up with determination to do your best for God’s cause. After planting, may you “grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18. This is a good garden to live by. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise our Lord. God Bless All. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.



Bethel Journal

Laura Galbraith



(513) 771-7681 11200 Princeton Pike Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

On the record

April 22, 2010


John Horn, 43, 811 Main St., Felicity, forgery at 806 North Market, Felicity, Oct. 6. Jack O Roehm, 50, 316 Main St., Felicity, forgery at 806 North Market, Felicity, Oct. 6. Jack O Roehm, 50, 305 Main St., Felicity, passing bad checks at 806 North Market, Felicity, April 7. Gary Forsee, 26, 3353 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, theft at 311 Sunset Drive, Bethel, April 9. Daniel J Gundrum, 53, 7213 Elizabeth St., Cincinnati, theft at 2291


Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 6.

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


3532 Franklin Road, PHH Mortgage Corp. to Robert Vance & Kathleen Hopkins, 5.2670 acre, $40,500. 771 Ohio 133, Charles Lail to James & Joyce Maynard, 9.5510 acre, $160,000. 4001 Ohio 133, Larry & Diana Knechtly, trustees to Lonnie & Janice Lacy, 6.0010 acre, $29,900.



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The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete with modern amenities. There are 3 rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally & Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee.

$ 5900 Buckwheat Rd, Milford, Ohio 513-575-0093 ext #8 $ Doors open 5:15pm game 7:00pm - Instants Sales 5:15pm $ $ $3500 Payout each week (with 130 players) $ $ Paper Entrance packages up to 24 faces $10.00 $ Free Dinner FREE VIP Club $ Lots of Instants discount week $ $ first 100 including Ft. Knox, of Birthday $ players $ every Win on Diamond earn points for $ 3rd Wed King of the Mt. entrance packages,$ $ of month. food and gifts $ Door Prizes, loser 13’s, Instant Jug, sign-up jackpot $ $ $$$$$$$$$$$ BEST BINGO IN AREA $$$$$$$$$$$


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The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer. There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or near ocean. Great locations & rates. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC

For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive you will find Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest offers a memorable winter retreat, a romantic get-away or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or weddings and receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift Certificates are available.

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DAYTONA BEACH ∂ Beautiful oceanfront & oceanview condos. Two efficiencies & one 1BR condo (each sleeps 4-6). Call NOW for Great Summer Rates! 859-356-5874

The Rooster’s Nest B&B Winchester, Ohio 877-386-3302




THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

Loads of Instant Tickets Must be 18 yrs. old.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach condo with 2BR, 2BA, pool. 513-875-4155. Rent weekly, May rates.

yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery.



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The Rooster’s Nest is a unique B&B located in Winchester, OH in Adams County, off St. Rt. 32 about an hour east of Cincinnati.

274 Bear Creek, Toy Hazenfield to Ronald Smith, 5.0180 acre, $25,000. 2182 Ohio 756, Margaret & Robert Laubach II to Christina & Robert Laubach, 19.1440 acre, $192,000.

N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio-732-2218 or 732-2580

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Ohio 133, Edward & Mary Ross to Woodrow & Ann Stamper, $72,000.



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Laura Free, Moscow, deck, 93 Broadway St., Moscow Village. Debby Jordan, Jeffersonville, alter, 3133 Macedonia Road, Tate Township.

Amy L Grundy, 28, 121 Kromer Road, Manchester, assault at 4430 East Filager Road, Batavia, April 7. Nicholas G Ruhstaller, 19, 303 S Union St., Bethel, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass, theft at 3779 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, April 9. Juvenile, 13, felonious assault, Felicity, April 10.



April 5. William J Reese, 29, 69 E Main St., Amelia, assault, domestic violence at 3381 Mound St., Bethel, April 7. James W Koller, 25, 2690 Ohio 232, Bethel, possession of drugs - marijuana at 2429 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 7. Sara Fain, 25, 2838 US 52, Felicity, assault, criminal trespass at 311 Poplar, Felicity, April 7. Melissa Lou Nally, 27, 610 W Walnut St., Felicity, assault, criminal trespass at 311 Poplar, Felicity, April 7.



Ohio Pike, Bethel, April 7. Jennifer L Sizemore, 36, 3512 Franklin Lane Lot 17, Felicity, drug paraphernalia at Walnut/Minor St., Felicity, April 10. Gary Thompson, 35, 210 North Market St., Felicity, passing bad checks at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 7. David Carrington, 42, 311 West Cherry St., Georgetown, passing bad checks at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 7. Bobby Nipper, 34, 300 West Cherry St., Georgetown, obstructing justice at Ohio 133/Ohio 749, Felicity,


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EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

PANAMA CITY BEACH The Summerhouse 2B/2B Family Condos. Beach side pools, tennis, WiFi & More. r 800/354-1122 THE BEST BEACH VACATION VALUE!

DESTIN. 2 great condos , 2 br, 2 ba golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view . Check our website for availability & rates. Local owner, 513-561-4683 Visit or

NORTH CAROLINA DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. D 513-528-9800, E 513-752-1735

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

HILTON HEAD Sea Pines Upgraded & very nicely appointed 3 BR, 3½ BA townhome on golf course & near beach. Reduced rates. Rented only by the owners. 513-874-5927 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit

Norris Lake ∂ Indian River Marina Floating houses, rental houses and pontoon boats. Call for summer specials, 877-302-8987


Bethel Journal

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



Metal Buildings Available

Portable Buildings Wood-Vinyl-Painted Sizes from 8X10 to 12X30 Free Delivery & Setup Buy or Rent to Own No Credit Check

In the courts

April 22, 2010


Briggett Fauris vs. Mickey Karram, M.D., professional tort Gerald L. Siebel and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance LLC vs. Lisa A. Johnson, other tort Michelle Minella vs. Croswell of Williamsburg LLC, other tort State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance vs. Jessica A. Moore, other tort Mary Jane Pfankuch vs. Heather D.

King, other tort Ruth E. Hewitt and Glen Hewitt vs. Goshen Junior Sports and Recreation Association, other tort Keith Zornes vs. Ford Motor Company Batavia Transmission Plant, et al., worker’s compensation Michael Hartmann vs. Ravenscraft Sales and Leasin Inc., worker’s compensation BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. James M. Donaldson, et al., worker’s compensation Bank of America NA vs. Beatrice Schafer, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs.

Kris C. Heitkemper, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Kevin A. Dehner, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Dwayne Scott McCall and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. John E. Woods Sr., et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Drew Miller, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. David Aldi, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Timothy A. Buckley and United States of America, foreclosure

Citifinancial Inc. vs. Shawn McNay, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Gloria Maggard, et al., foreclosure Mers Inc. vs. Daniel D. Jump, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Brandi L. Turner, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Christina M. Thomas, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Janice Davis, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Douglas Loudermilk and Andrea Loudermilk, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-

pany as trustee vs. Sarah Peacock and Jamie Dittman, foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Thomas H. Wirthlin, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Chris Fletcher, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Sandra K. Lane and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Roberta Hunt, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Miranda Witt, et al., foreclosure


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Republicans Daniel Breyer and Thomas Herman face off for the common pleas court seat now held by William Walker, who is retiring at the end...


Republicans Daniel Breyer and Thomas Herman face off for the common pleas court seat now held by William Walker, who is retiring at the end...