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Bethel-Tate school board mulls tax-hike request By Jeanne Houck

BETHEL — Voters in the Bethel-Tate Local School District may be asked to approve a tax hike next year. Discussions are in the early stages and the Board of Education has not decided whether it will put a tax-hike request to a vote of residents – much less agreed on what type of tax-hike request it would be, the size of the tax hike and when it would be on the ballot. But school officials at a recent school board work session agreed on this: No proposed taxhike request will be on the ballot before the community has a chance to weigh in on the matter. Last October, the Bethel-Tate Local Schools compiled a fiveyear financial forecast that predicted the school district’s unreserved fund balance would be negative $1.5 million at the end of June 2018. With cuts, school officials said recently, the district is spending about $700,000 of its annual revenue carryover.

It probably would need about $1 million a year to give students the kind of education they deserve, they said. One scenario discussed would be for the Bethel-Tate Local Schools to host a town hall meeting this fall to educate the community about Ohio’s complicated and ever-changing school-funding formula, how much money the Bethel-Tate district needs to operate the schools, what cuts have already been made, how many more cuts will need to be made if additional revenue is not found and which programs the district is required to offer. For example, the state requires school districts to offer fine arts classes for students in grades seven through12, but not for students in kindergarten through grade six. Special education must be funded, but gifted classes are not required. Should there be a town hall meeting, Bethel-Tate educators said recently, the community could be asked which programs it would cut if the tax levy idea is rejected or, if the public em-

The Bethel-Tate Local Schools may ask voters to approve a levy in 2015. First, they want public input. Here are, from left, Treasurer Amy Wells, Superintendent Melissa Kircher, Board of Education member Buffy Clements and Board of Education President Barb Leonard.

braces the tax levy option, whether they think any of the programs that have already been cut should be restored. Then, a professional surveytaking agency could contact hundreds of community members on the phone to ask what direction they think the school district should take and, if it involves a tax levy — perhaps in 2015 - whether it should be an operating levy, an income tax levy, a permanent improvement levy or an emergency levy. At any town hall meeting, school officials said, they must

make it clear that not all cuts constitute clear savings. If a school district cuts busing, for instance, it loses money it gets for student passengers. If a district cuts programs, it risks losing students and the state funding that comes with them because more young people may think they can get a better education elsewhere and take advantage of Ohio’s “open enrollment” plan, which allows the young people to enroll in a participating school district other than his home district tuition-free.

Amy Wells, treasurer of the Bethel-Tate Local Schools, said the school district expects to net nearly $406,600 this school year based on the state money the district will receive for taking in some 173 students from other school districts and the state money the district will lose because some 104 students who live in the Bethel-Tate Local School District chose to attend school elsewhere. Want to know more about what is happening in Bethel? Follow me on Twitter @jeannehouck.

Burke Commission denies some school funding By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — At least $7,500 of Village Council’s requests for Burke Trust funds were denied by the Burke Trust Commission, including funds for a BethelTate Local School District program. The school program, Tiger Tools, is funded by donations to the school and allows students toget free supplies before the beginning of each year. Village Council requested $2,000 for the program, but that request was denied by Burke Trust Commission members. “That’s a tricky one,” said John Swarthout, former Bethel mayor and Burke Trust Commission member. “We don’t want to say no, but we haven’t got the money to say yes.” The Burke Trust is a fund philanthropist Edmund G. Burke left for the village to use for its park, schools and other activities. The fund was established in 1965 and has grown from $500,000 to about $1.5 million, according to Village Administrator Travis Dotson. Burke, a Bethel native, be-

Students sort through free school supplies as part of the Bethel-Tate Local School District’s Tiger Tools program. Bethel Council members requested $2,000 of Burke Trust funds for the program but were denied by the Burke Trust Commission. FILE PHOTO

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sion member Donna Gunn. “Some requests we can’t fund because there is not enough interest to fund them at this point,” Gunn said. Gunn and Swarthout both hoped to revisit the requests in the summer when more interest is accumulated. The commission did approve $15,000 for scholarships for Bethel-Tate students and $4,500 for chemical treatment to prevent infestation of the Asian longhorned beetle at Burke Park, Swarthout said. Funding for interior painting of the Community Center — $3,500 — and playground mulch — $1,000 — were denied, he said. Council member Janice Ireton acts as a liaison between council and the commission. She suggested scheduling a public meeting recently, but was told it was not the time. Dotson said meetings between the commission and council are generally conducted later in the year to update council on its expectations for the next year.

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Platform tennis company to expand By Keith BieryGolick

GOSHEN — A zone change paved the way for the expansion of a unique manufacturing company in Goshen Township. Mark Kebe, co-owner of Total Platform Tennis, said there are only two companies in the country that make tennis courts the way his company does. That’s because these aren’t regular tennis courts. These are platform tennis courts. Platform tennis is a “cross between tennis, racquetball and table tennis” and is played using what is essentially a “big ping-pong paddle,” Kebe said. The sport is played outdoors at any time of the year — even in January when courts are covered with snow. Merely open a gate on the side of the court, shovel it onto the ground and play. The courts are heated and sit on concrete structures about 3-anda-half feet off the ground.



Kebe said the sport, which gives tennis players something to do in the winter, is growing. That’s why he and coowner David Dodge are looking to move their business, which is currently cramped in multiple storage units across the street from Holtman’s Donuts at 1386 state Route 28. Kebe wants to move the business to 6600 Patricia Boulevard. That property is zoned for agricultural use, but trustees approved a partial rezone of the property for a “planned business development district.” The property used to be an equestrian training facility and was then converted into a facility for a wooden door manufacturer before being converted for agricultural use in 2007. The Clermont County

Planning Commission recommended trustees deny the zone change because the project does not fit with the township’s Growth Management Plan adopted in 2000. The plan designates the property for “single-family residential” homes, according to the planning commission’s report. But trustees unanimously approved the zone change. Trustee Claire Corcoran called it a “significant, well-planned development to the community.” Kebe said construction of the courts is done off-site, but cutting of wood and assembly are done at the business in Goshen. Zoning Commission member Tom Risk said “residents won’t even know they are there.” This was the second zoning case in April where trustees went against the county’s advise.

Mark Kepe, co-owner of Total Platform Tennis, stands next to pieces of the aluminum courts his business manufactures. Goshen Township trustees recently approved a zone change that paved the way for the expansion of his company. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




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The Goshen Music Boosters are conducting a flower sale on Mother’s Day weekend at Goshen Gardens, 1789 state Route 28. The business is donating 10 percent of its vegetable flats or 10inch hanging baskets sales to the boosters. The boosters also will conduct a bake sale and raffle at Goshen Gardens. The sale is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 11. For more information, contact Lynn Crooks at 513-293-1399.

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Pierce Twp. receives K-9 grant

Pierce Township’s police department has received a $1,500 grant from Dayton Power and Light for its K-9 unit. “In today’s economic environment any contributions from business stakeholders is appreciated,” said Police Chief Jeff Bachman. “As the heroin problem continues to ravage our communities it is much harder for smaller agencies to fund K-9 units in this challenging budgetary environment.” Pierce Township has one K-9 unit, consisting of patrol dog Razec and his handler, police officer Jay Shaw. It’s been operating since 2005.

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Union Township Spring Junk Days

Union Township is conducting its Spring Junk Days 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Friday, May 2, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the service department complex, behind the police department at 4312 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. Items can include furniture, clothing and appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners. Items that cannot be accepted are tires, batteries, used motor oil, paints, hazardous waste, yard waste, home oil tanks and insulation. Participants must show proof of residency. Please contact the Union Township service department at 753-2221 with any questions.

Williamsburg Garden Club plant auction May 6

The Williamsburg Garden Club’s annual Plant Auction will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the Fellowship Room of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St. Club members and friends will bring annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, ornamental grasses, hostas, daylilies, shrubs, young trees and other garden related items. There will be items donated by area nurseries and garden stores. Several door prizes will be awarded. Proceeds from the sale will be used for civic beautification in Williamsburg. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 734-7676 or “Friend” the Club on Facebook.



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Pierce Township set to finish hike-bike path By Lisa Wakeland

It’s been years since Pierce Township planned a hike-bike path extension and the project should finally come to fruition this summer. The trail was included as part of the Legendary Run Golf Course design, and it was supposed to connect to the park behind the township building. But lack of communication and troubles securing easements delayed the trail extension for years, and now the 3,700foot segment will cost around $38,000 more than

expected. Stan Shadwell, who lives in the Legendary Trails subdivision said the whole project has been “a long, sorry saga.” “We were part of the advocates for the bike path as it was shown on the original map when we bought the land, and it is the best way for us to get to the park,” he said. “At the moment, if we want to take our grandson there, we have to put him in the car seat and drive a quarter-mile, which is ridiculous. It should have been done years ago.” The trail extension is expected to cost close to $353,500, and the town-

ship has a $126,331 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to help pay for it, Pierce Township Administrator Tim Hershner said. Original cost estimates were about $315,302, and Hershner said they plan to use the remaining $92,166 in the Legendary Run tax increment financing fund (TIF) to cover some of the costs. The rest of the money will come from the township’s general fund. The trail starts at the corner of Locust Corner and Behymer roads and will proceed east to the cemetery, Hershner said,


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then it will cross Locust Corner Road at the township fire station and proceed north the Legendary Trails, where the golf course maintenance building is located. Tom Nicoloff, who lives at the corner of Locust Corner Road and Legendary Trails Drive, said the promise of a trail connecting to the park was one of the reasons they moved in about six

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Pierce Township wants to change zoning for dozens of properties at a busy intersection on Ohio Pike. The plan is to combine business and residential zones into a new mixeduse planned unit development (PUD) on a little more than two acres at the intersection of state Route 125 with White Oak and Lewis roads. “What precipitated all this is the county wanting to sell off the old water department property, and we have been working with the (Clermont) County Engineer’s Office looking at how to solve our traffic problems where White Oak and Lewis come together,” said Pierce Township Administrator Tim Hershner. “The timing came together not just as a traffic issue, but how to reuse the property because the county water department is zoned residential, but it’s not a residential site. Through the PUD we can better protect neighbors and surrounding business properties.” Sam Patel, who own Super Sam Food Mart at the Ohio Pike and White Oak intersection, said he supports what the township wants to do to help future development, but officials need to “make sure existing businesses are not hurt.” He’s particularly concerned about plans for a new road that would cut off the intersection where

White Oak and Lewis roads meet. The new road would eventually extend across the water department property to connect to Appomatox Drive and another access road behind Penn Station on Ohio Pike. If Pierce Township moves ahead with these plans it would make it more difficult for Patel to receive beer, food or other deliveries. He said customers need an easy way to access his store, as do truck drivers. Current plans, with the exception of the first phase, show no access

from White Oak Road to the Super Sam parking lot. There is still an entrance along Ohio Pike. “How are people going to come to me?” he asked. “If we’re not getting goods and customers, we’re done.” Hershner said the new road would likely be behind the water tower and could happen over the next five years, but building parallel access roads could take decades. Clermont County has offered to sell that land to Pierce Township for the appraised value, about $170,000, Hershner said.

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The Board of Elections of Clermont County, Ohio issues this Proclamation and Notice of Election.

A PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 at the usual places of holding elections in each and every precinct in Clermont County or at such places as the Board may designate, TO NOMINATE PARTY CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES: For Governor/Lieutenant Governor Democratic Ballot: o Larry Ealy/Ken Gray (D) o Edward FitzGerald/Sharen Swartz Neuhardt (D) Republican: o John Kasich/Mary Taylor (R) Green: o Write-In Candidate (G) -(Anita Rios/Bob Fitrakis) For Attorney General Democratic: o David Pepper (D) Republican: o Mike DeWine (R) For Auditor of State Democratic: o John Patrick Carney (D) Republican: o Dave Yost (R) Libertarian: o Write-In Candidate (L) -(Bob Bridges) For Secretary of State Democratic: o Nina Turner (D) Republican: o Jon Husted (R) Libertarian: o Write-In Candidate (L) -(Kevin Knedler) For Treasurer of State Democratic: o Connie Pillich (D) Republican: o Josh Mandel (R} For Representative to Congress (2nd District) Democratic: o Ronny Richards (D) o John Sheil (D) o William R. Smith (D) o Marek Tyszkiewicz (D) Republican: o Brad Wenstrup (R) For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-1-15) Democratic: o Tom Letson (D) Republican: o Sharon Kennedy (R) For Justice of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-2-15) Democratic: o John P. O’Donnell (D) CE-0000590418

Republican: o Judi French (R} For Judge of the Court of Appeals (12th District) (Full Term Commencing 1-1-15) Republican: o Robert P. Ringland (R) For Judge of the Court of Appeals (12th District) (Full Term Commencing 2-9-15) Republican: o Robert A. Hendrickson (R) For Member of State Central Committee Man (14th District) Democratic: o Russell E. Arey (D) Republican: o Greg T. Lang (R) o Gregory H. Simpson (R) o Ken Walston (R) For Member of State Central Committee Woman (14th District) Democratic: o Melanie J. Ogg (D) Republican: o Jacki Block (R) o Kay Reynolds (R) For State Representative (65th District) Democratic: o Charlie Carlier (D) Republican: o John Becker (R) For State Representative (66th District) Democratic: o Ken P. McNeely, Jr. (D) Republican: o Doug Green (R) For Judge of the Court of Common Pleas-Probate/Juvenile Division (Full Term Commencing 2-9-15) Republican: o James A. Shriver (R) For County Commissioner Democratic: o Write-In Candidate (D) -(Richard James Perry) Republican: o David L. Painter (R) o David Uible (R) For County Auditor Republican: o Linda L. Fraley (R) For Members of County Central Committee, And to determine the following Questions and Issues: State Issue 1 -To Fund Public Infrastructure Capital Improvements by Permitting the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds. Loveland City School District-Additional Tax Levy-Current Operating Expenses (5.6 mills) for a continuing period of time. City of Loveland-Additional Tax Levy-Fire & EMS (1.75 mills) for a continuing period of time. City of Milford-Renewal Tax Levy (with Increase)-Fire & EMS (12.5 mills) for 3 years. Village of Bethel-Replacement Tax Levy-Police (1 mill) for a continuing period of time. Village of New Richmond-Additional Tax Levy-Cemeteries (1 mill) for 5 years. Goshen Township-Additional Tax Levy-Fire & EMS (3.5 mills) for 5 years. The polls for the election will open at 6:30 a.m., and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on election day. Sample Ballots are listed on the Board of Elections Website at By Order of the Board of Elections, Clermont County, Ohio.

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New Richmond schools get auditor’s award New Richmond Exempted Village School District’s record keeping has earned it a second consecutive Auditor of State Award after a financial audit by Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office. “Based upon your recently completed financial audit, it gives me great pleasure to inform you that the New Richmond Exempted Village School District has received the Auditor of State Award,” Yost said in a letter to Teresa S. Napier, NREVSD chief financial officer /treasurer. “Clean and accurate record-keeping

are the foundation for good government, and the taxpayers can take pride in your commitment to accountability.” “l have been entrusted by the state of Ohio and the citizens of the New Richmond Exempted Village School District to insure financial matters are carried out accurately, openly, and ethically,” said Napier. “I take this responsibility seriously and I am so very proud to be awarded this award from the Auditor of the State of Ohio for two consecutive years. Financial accuracy and transparency are vital to continue to

$500 scholarships awarded to seniors Several area high school seniors were awarded a $500 Guy B. and Mabel Lykins Scholarship from Lykins Energy Solution to use toward their college education. Recipients are: » Nick Oatley, Milford High School » Emily Kozel, Milford High School » Erica Switzer, Clermont Northeastern High School » Joseph Francis, Clermont Northeastern High School » Madeleine Triska, Goshen High School » Sarah Luken, Roger Bacon High School » Mandi Smith, Fayetteville High School » Mercedes Shaffer, Arch-

bishop McNicholas » John Pieper, Covington Catholic High School » Corie Hoselton, Circleville High School » Darby Schwarz, Saint Ursula Academy » Ashley Keith, Glen Este High School Each student submitted a scholarship application which included an essay on their community service activities. “These 13 students had the most impressive and impactful community service records. They are assets to their community and Lykins Energy Solutions is honored to help them continue their good works with college scholarships,” said Lykins Energy Solutions President Jeff Lykins.

earn the public’s trust.” The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report: The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GMP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, materi-

al weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs. The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to: » Ethics referrals » Questioned costs less than $10,000 » Lack of timely report submission » Reconciliation » Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit » Findings for recovery less than $100 » Public meetings or public records

New Richmond Treasurer Teresa S. Napier is awarded a second consecutive Auditor of State Award following a "clean" audit by the state. THANKS TO ENOS PENNINGTON


St. Bernadette third-graders sell shamrocks to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy's Summer Camp Program. They raised more than $800. In front are Emily Tillack, Meredith Haynes, Francisco Duran, Brady Merz, Emma Zigmunt and Samuel Van Hus. In back are Joseph Brokamp, Harlan Mulvey, Kaylee Scott, J.D. Marshall, Shawn Roesel, Charlie Boothby, Anthony Neal, David Celesti and Kylie Quinlan. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER

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tudents of St. Bernadette in grades kindergarten through the eighth grade recently worked on individual science projects covering topics such as “How Your Senses Affect Your Balance,“ The Difference Between Organic and Genetically Modified Foods, the “Physics of the Winter Olympics” and “How the Human Body Produces Electrical Current...(The Human Battery).” Students were treated to presentations from Raptors Inc., Arrowhead Reptile Rescue and the Cincinnati Observatory.

St. Bernadette third-grade student Shawn Roesel checks out the albino python presented by Arrowhead Reptile Rescue. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER

St. Bernadette first-grader, Maria Tucker, looks through a powerful telescope provided by the Cincinnati Observitory. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER



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Love abounds for Felicity-Franklin softball By Scott Springer

FELICITY — The village of Felicity has less than a 1,000 residents, according to recent census data. On a reasonably tolerable spring afternoon, you may find quite a few of them with cars and trucks parked in gravel taking on the Felicity-Franklin High School girls softball team. Despite the school’s size, Rob Wear has directed the Lady Cardinals to regional championships and state tournament appearances. Even after his daughter’s dominating pitching departed (Montana Wear plays at Wright State), he’s managed to steer the girls to impressive records. With mainly freshmen and sophomores, they were 13-8 last year with three tournament wins. This season, they were unbeaten until falling to Goshen April 18, 4-2. “They just weren’t here; they didn’t show up,” Wear said afterward. “We were flat. We threw the ball around like a rec team. As a whole, they’ll be fine. This will be a wake-up call. This will give me something to help coach with too.” Losses don’t sit well with Mr. Wear. Over his daughter’s last three seasons at Felicity-Franklin there were just four, and three of them were season-enders in the tournament. Last year it was widely thought the team overachieved, and this season they appear to be


Felicity-Franklin coach Rob Wear gathers his girls together at the pitching circle for instructions. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

back on track. Accordingly, after the errorfilled ending against Goshen, the Lady Cardinals were in for more than just routine sprints in right field. Wear pointed to the furthest soccer goal post and sent the girls on nearly a half-mile “cool down.” After he collected his thoughts, a post-game sermon worthy of Easter Sunday was delivered.

The imposing presence of Wear comes with a little “old school” fanny chewing on occasion. Those who don’t follow the program could take it the wrong way. The Lady Cardinals do not. You rarely see a team lectured after a disappointing loss come back and one-by-one hug the head

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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark D. Motz


» Felicity-Franklin beat Bethel-Tate on April 21, 3-2. The Lady Cardinals got by Williamsburg 2-1 on April 24. » Bethel-Tate shut out Blanchester April 22, 11-0. Cassidy DeVore got the win. Mackenzie Watson was 4-4. On April 23, BethelTate lost to Williamsburg 8-7. Mackenzie Watson, Julia Weber and Shelby Murphy were all 2-4 in the loss. The Lady Tigers blanked Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 10-0 on April 25. DeVore had the shutout and freshman Madison Lanigan was 3-4 with two triples. » McNicholas beat Roger Bacon 5-1 April 21; the Rockets led 4-1 when Bacon loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the sixth inning, but did not allow a run to preserve the win. McNick also picked up Dayton Carroll and Middletown Fenwick, but lost to Badin and finished the week 10-4 (6-2 GCL Coed).


» Bethel-Tate downed Felicity-Franklin 14-2 on April 21. On April 23, the

Tigers lost to Williamsburg 10-6. » McNicholas beat Middletown Fenwick 5-4 April 21; Logan Jacobs drove in the winning run after getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. The Rockets won 7-3 at Newport Catholic April 22, fell 5-4 against Kettering Alter April 23, beat Batavia 20-12 April 24 and lost 6-5 in the return game at Fenwick April 25.

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» Felicity-Franklin beat Bethel-Tate 4-1 on April 23. Winning singles for the Cardinals was Devon Denune and Michael Reinhart. » McNicholas beat Chaminade Julienne 3-2 on the road April 21 for its first team victory. The Rockets fell 5-0 at home against Kettering Alter April 22 to fall to 1-4 (1-2 GCL Coed).


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St. Charles in charge for McNicholas softball squad By Mark D. Motz



Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. McNicholas High School junior catcher Katie St. Charles knows exactly who controls the softball field. “I’ve had umpires tell me where to go for a strike,” she said. “That’s kind of surprising, but you have to make them your friends. I’ll never argue with an umpire.” Officials aside, St. Charles controls the Rockets. “Most of it is in her hitting,” McNick head coach Terry Doyle said. “She’s patient. She has a tremendous technique. She doesn’t drop her shoulders or any of the other bad habits. She has a textbook swing for softball. If anything she’s a little bit ahead of the ball, especially against some of the slower pitchers. It’s hard to wait on some of the pitches and she’s very aggressive at the plate.” She’s batting .476 with 20 hits in 42 at-bats to lead the Rockets, who were 9-4 through April 24. St. Charles has three home runs - second in the Girls Greater Catholic League Coed - to go with 10 RBI and 15 runs scored. St. Charles began playing t-ball at age 4 and was in slow-pitch softball at 6. When she turned 11, slow pitch was too slow for her taste. She’s always played a year or two up with the

Cincinnati Cyclones club team coached by dad, Tony St. Charles; the 17 year old will play on the U18 level this summer. Doyle said she’s more than an offensive asset. He lets her call the game herself, trusting her to handle a young pitching staff staff that includes freshmen Alessia Accordino and Jaclyn Geygan. St. Charles’ prowess as a soothing agent showed during a 5-1 home win

over Roger Bacon April 21, avenging a 9-7 road loss to the Spartans 10 days earlier. McNick led 4-1 in the top of the sixth inning, but Bacon loaded the bases with nobody out. But Accordino settled down to induce a grounder to short and a throw home for the first out, struck out the next batter for the second and St. Charles picked a runner of first base for the third to end the threat.


Miami Valley Christian Academy will have its ninth annual Legacy Golf Classic at Ivy Hills Country Club on May 12. Each year the athletic boosters host the outing to raise money benefiting all MVCA Athletic Programs. Last year, 120 golfers enjoyed the day which included the golf scramble, delicious food and prizes. MVCA offers a wide range of athletic teams for youth and high school students with 75 percent of students participating in the athletic programs. MVCA is a private, nondenominational Christian school in Newtown. To participate or provide a tax deductible donation, contact Dave Sauve, athletic director, at THANKS TO ROBERT VILARDO


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coach and the assistants. On April 18, after laying what could be called a pre-Easter egg, each and every member of the softball team did just that. “Love you, Rob,” several girls said with tears in their eyes. Wear would respond, sometimes with a nickname for the player, “Love you, too.” “They’re just like our own kids,” Wear said. “I feel pretty rough. I’d walk through fire for any one of them.” Apparently, it goes both ways. Knowing their coach would just as soon start a practice immediately to remedy their problems, the girls voted to return to the field the next morning at 9 to work on their game. “I tell the girls all the time, ‘If you make a mistake and you learn from it, it’s a learning experience,’” Wear said. With youth, comes a lot of learning. Regardless of how this season winds up, Felicity-Franklin will return their pitcher, Sandy Woodmansee, for another year. Though not the flamethrower Montana Wear was, she’s been highly effective for two seasons and also swings a pretty good bat. Even with the Goshen loss, she’s been among the city leaders in wins and is hitting well above .500. “Sandy’s been doing extremely well,” Wear said. “She’s normally money.” Sophomore catcher Rachel McConnell is solid behind the plate and ju-

Sophomore catcher Rachel McConnell returns to the plate after throwing out a runner for Felicity-Franklin. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

nior Kaitlyn Clark and freshman Lauren Mitchell have hitting more than .400. Juniors Makayla Jacobs and Allie Rodriguez are reliable with the glove and the bat. As the proverbial saying goes, “some nights the ball doesn’t bounce your way.” The events of April 18 are proof. “Those are my girls, man,” Wear said leaning against the chain link fence and staring into a distant corn field. “We said what was on our minds. It’ll be a great training tool. That ball doesn’t know who’s supposed to win.” Just like last season, youth is on FelicityFranklin’s side. Plus, the

girls have a winning mentality that has carried over from the school’s appearance in the girls regional basketball tournament and their numerous softball appearances. “We have one senior on the team who’s never played before,” Wear said. “She (Toni Rodriguez) gets better all the time. We have a really good freshman class coming in next year, too.” Many of the freshman have been out to Wear’s barn where he has tutored girls from all over the region. Even during a difficult loss, he was able to appreciate the play of the Goshen girls and compliment them. Even without a daughter on the team, Wear and assistant Donnie Hall rejoice in the wins and hurt through the losses. Some games the difference between a win and a loss is a fraction of an inch. When the lawn chairs get folded up, Wear prefers to send the citizens of Felicity home happy. “I think softball gives the kids out here something to kind of grasp on to,” Wear said. “There’s three girls that play all summer. What keeps us from having a dynasty is we can’t get the girls. We started with nine ballplayers. It’s hard to take a girl who’s never played and teach them to throw a ball or hit a ball.” From a start of nine, the Lady Cardinals roster is at 12. They now are in the second half of their season and are just a few wins from surpassing last year’s record. After their home game with Williamsburg April 30, Felicity travels to Batavia on May 5.

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Tai chi prevents falls in older adults Clermont County has 25,483 older adults age 65 and older, 12.8 percent of the population, according to U.S. Census estimates for 2012. By 2020 Clermont County will be among the top fastest-growing older population in the state of Ohio. Regular exercise and physical activity are imperative for good physical and mental health for everyone, including older adults. Being physically active not only helps older adults continue doing the things they love but it helps them stay independent longer. Research shows regular physical activity over long periods of time can produce many lasting health benefits. That's

why health care experts often encourage older adults to be active every day to maintain good health. One benefit of regular exerSarah cise and physGhee ical activity is it COMMUNITY can reduce the PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST risk of developing some diseases and disabilities common as individuals grow older. Exercise can actually be an effective treatment for various chronic conditions in some cases. Studies show that people with chronic conditions such as

CH@TROOM Last week’s question How could the federal government have better handled the standoff with Nevada rancher Clivan Bundy?

“How could they have handled it better? By not exhibiting the forces and let a couple of negotiators handle the situation.” O.H.R.

“Leave him alone!”


“There are usually at least three sides to every issue and each side usually ‘knows’ theirs is the correct side. Regardless of which side was correct, the government response to the Bundy situation felt like a gross overreaction and I am certain was a huge unnecessary expense that we the taxpayers, yet again, get to pay. “Perhaps the government could have benefited from a technique I learned as a parent of young children: ‘Use your words.’” M.J.F.

“I don't know how to settle this one. The federal government has every right to arrest and subdue any law-breakers. Bundy is hiding behind the flag, pretending he's a pioneer, or some sort of rugged individualist fighting Uncle Sam. “Too many conservative, anti-federal gun-toters seem to forget that no one is above the law when it comes to use of federal land. However, nobody wants to see more violence like what happened at Ruby Ridge or the Branch-Davidian Compound. “The fact that those incidents occurred is part of what stopped the BLM and other federal authorities from using force against Bundy and all the gun nuts out there in their ignorant support of this criminal.

NEXT QUESTION Do you agree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rules that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line by 5 p.m. on Thursday.

“Conservatives seem to love any excuse to pick up their guns, wear their camo, and pretend something is a "Second Amendment" battle when it is really about something much simpler, especially pretending it's against a Democratic president they don't accept because he's black. The federal government is mindful of not adding fuel to the fire or allowing any domestic idiot to become a martyr to some imagined crusade against the United States. TRog

“They don't have enough security forces at the border but they can waste their time and (our) money to harass people grazing their cattle on desert land? What do you think?” J.K.

“They should have let the state handle it. This administration is getting too heavy handed in a lot of other ways too. “The federal government should not own so much of this country. We need to return a lot of it back to the people and that could no doubt lower our taxes. Have a federal land auction and pay it on the national debt.” C.C.

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heart disease, arthritis or diabetes benefit from regular exercise. Exercise can also help individuals with conditions such as high blood pressure and balance problems that make it difficult to even walk. The wonderful part is there are so many ways to be physically active. How can we promote a healthier and happier aging population? One fun way to be physically active is to join a tai chi class, perfect for older adults needing to maintain their strength and flexibility. What is tai chi? tai chi is the Chinese word for energy. It is an ancient

form of martial art that enhances body awareness through a process of precise and slow body movement. As a discipline, tai chi is intended to improve balance, strengthen muscle, and improve flexibility among those who practice it at least twice a week. The focus of the exercise emphasizes deep and relaxed breathing, slow rotating movement, and intentional stretching which can be extremely calming. The National Institute of Aging, among other experts, has actually linked decreased falls among older people who practice tai chi regularly; 10 of the many benefits include: » Promotes deep breathing

» Strengthens lower body and leg strength » Improves balance » Improves flexibility » Strengthens ankles and knees » Increases energy » Decreases stress » Enhances concentration » Enhances mental capacity » Helps relieve joint pain Always consult with a doctor before doing any physical activity at any age, especially the elderly and aging population. Sarah Ghee is director, Eastern Area, of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

Concerns about fostering addressed The need for foster care providers is becoming well documented. As a result the number of people investigating the idea of opening their home to children in need is growing. Unfortunately a handful of misconceptions persist causing many to have reservations about taking the next step. It is normal to have concerns prior to making such an important decision. In order to make an informed decision it is necessary to get the facts directly from a reputable source. Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding is the time needed to complete training. While it is true that the process is thorough and extensive, becoming licensed is not overly timeconsuming or difficult. Additionally, Lightning Round training sessions are available shortening the process to just two weekends. Korey and Karyssa Heidel have been foster parents for almost two years. “The process isn’t really as long as you’d think,” notes Korey. “It can go as quickly or as slowly as you want. We sent in our application and right away began going to weekly

training, but you weren’t required to attend every week; you work around your schedule at your own pace.” Robert Another Farrell COMMUNITY PRESS common, and frankly trouGUEST COLUMNIST bling, misconception centers around the children themselves. Some believe that children are placed in foster care due to behavioral problems. Clermont County Children’s Services Deputy Director, Tim Dick explains, “Children in the foster care system have been removed from their homes because for whatever reason, their parents are unable to care for them properly.” Sadly, in many of these cases, children have suffered neglect and abuse at the hands of someone who was supposed to be a trusted protector. For their safety the children are removed from the home. Unfortunately southwestern Ohio is struggling with a lack of foster parents to help with the growing number of chil-

dren in need of placement. Without generous and dedicated foster parents within the community; many children face being uprooted and placed in distant counties throughout the state adding stress and anxiety to an already traumatic situation. To address this problem Clermont County Children’s Protective Services is reaching out to all who have considered becoming a foster parent. “It is a big decision, but I always tell people not be afraid,” urges Korey. “Everyone involved has to work together for the good of the children, and there is tons of support for every step of the process.“ Clermont County Children’s Protective Services serves the entire southwestern Ohio area including Clermont, Brown, Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Highland and Adams Counties. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, visit, or contact Clermont County Children’s Protective Services at 732-7765. Robert Farrell is a resident of Stonelick Township.

ELECTED OFFICIALS Ohio Rep. Doug Green 66th House District

Phone: 614-644-6034 Email: Address: State Rep. Doug Green, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. District: The 66th House District includes the villages of Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Moscow, Neville, New Richmond, Williamsburg; the townships of Batavia, Franklin, Jackson, Monroe, Ohio, Pierce, Tate, Washington and Williamsburg as well as all of Brown County.

Ohio Senator Joe Uecker - 14th District

Phone: 614-466-8082 Email: Address: 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 District: The14th Senate Dis-

trict includes all of Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and part of Lawrence counties.

U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup 2nd Congressional District

Phone: 513-474-7777 or 202225-3164 Email: Address: 7954 Beechmont Ave., Suite 170, Cincinnati, OH 45255, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or Washington, D.C., office: 1223 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 District: The 2nd Congressional District includes covers all of Pike, Adams, Brown, Highland and Clermont counties, as well as significant portions of Scioto, Ross and Hamilton counties Website:

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

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Bethel Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 591-6163 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





Owner Adam Cowan, left, with brewer Ben Ramsey. PROVIDED

Old Firehouse Brewery to open in Clermont County

By Shauna Steigerwald


reater Cincinnati’s newest craft brewery is under construction in the village of Williamsburg in Clermont County, the latest in a surge of breweries rekindling the region’s beer past. If all goes well, the Old Firehouse Brewery will be serving pints and filling growlers by the Fourth of July at 237 W. Main St., proprietor Adam Cowan said. Cowan, who lives in the area, started thinking about opening a brewery a few years ago when he and his wife, Lori, visited one of the many breweries in Asheville, N.C. He then spent more than a year researching everything from water to grain to hops to yeast. He hired a professional brewer, Ben Ramsey, who has worked for Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., which brews Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, and also Lexington-based Country Boy. They’re planning five initial offerings: American and Indian ales, a porter, a Scottish red and a Kolsch or a pilsner. From there, they hope to add one new beer per month for the next two years, plus seasonals, so they’ll eventually have more than 20 taps at a time dispensing any of 100-plus recipes. Cowan said they won’t be afraid to play around and try new things. Beer will be served in pints and available in growlers, 32- to 64-ounce glass jugs that are filled and capped at the tap


room, and Cowan hopes to sell it at various Greater Cincinnati restaurants, bars and other venues, too. He hopes to start canning about a year after opening. The Old Firehouse Brewery follows a resurgence of establishments recalling the 1850s, when a brewery district in Over-the-Rhine rose up with German immigration. At the time, Cincinnati was the sixthlargest city in the U.S. In the 1890s, Cincinnati boasted 2,091 saloons, with Christian Moerlein and John Hauck beer on tap. Anti-German hysteria during World War I nearly erased the local German heritage, and then Prohibition shut down most of the breweries. During recent years, “there’s been an explosion of craft breweries throught the state and the nation,” said Mary MacDonald, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. In 2012, the most recent year

“We’re taking the brewing seriously, but we’re not taking anything else seriously. We want to have a good time.” ADAM COWAN

Old Firehouse Brewery proprietor

for which data are available, Ohio ranked fourth in craft beer production, according to Bart Watson, staff economist for the Brewers Association, a national organization that promotes American craft brewing. That year, the state’s number of craft breweries grew 29 percent (from 45 to 58), compared to national growth of 21 percent. MacDonald estimates 30 to 35 new breweries opened in the state in 2013. Two – MadTree Brewing Co. and Rhinegeist Brewery – are local; in Northern Kentucky, Ei8ht Ball Brewing also opened in 2013. Including Old Firehouse Brewery, at least three more breweries are expected to open this year.

The Cowans settled on a former firehouse as the perfect fit for their new brewery. A former firefighter himself, Cowan has worked with the LovelandSymmes and Milford departments and as a volunteer for Mount Orab. Calling himself an “architecture nut,” he plans to keep the 1955 building in a manner similar to how it looked as a firehouse until 2001 or 2002, when it closed. Since then, Luce Electric had owned the building, which was used primarily for offices and storage. At 3,000 square feet, it was a three-bay firehouse. The former left bay will hold brewing equipment, while the second

and third bays will have seating. The brewery also will feature space for cornhole, dart boards and a few TVs. Cowan is gathering fire department memorabilia to display. “It’s not going to be a museum, but there will be something to talk about,” he said of the displays. Cowan expects to have space for about 200 people; cafe-style seating will be outdoors. The brewery won’t serve food, but Cowan is working to partner with local restaurants to offer delivery. And customers are welcome to bring in picnics to have with their brews. Overall, he envisions a family-friendly, laid-back place where customers can come in and talk about beer, and ask questions. “We’re taking the brewing seriously, but we’re not taking anything else seriously,” Cowan said. “We want to have a good time.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 1 Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Free. 513-677-7600. Loveland.

Exercise Classes Balance & Strength Exercise, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. Through June 19. 513947-7333. Union Township. Balance & Strength Exercise, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513478-6783. Amelia. Balance & Strength Exercises, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513-4786783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. 513-379-4900; Anderson Township. Aqua Zumba with KC, 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Comfort Inn, 4421 Aicholtz Road, Pool Room. All levels welcome. Bring water shoes and towel. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-240-5180. Eastgate. SilverSneakers Senior Stretch, 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m., SEM Laurels, 203 Mound Ave., Free. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513478-6783. Milford.

Literary - Book Clubs Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Titles available in regular and large print for checkout at library. Free. 513-248-0700. Milford.

Youth Sports Tiny Tigers Pre School Martial Art, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Program offers strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect and discipline. $69 per month. 513-652-0286; Union Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 2 Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-677-7600. Loveland.

Dining Events 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-$6.50. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. Through Dec. 26. 513-575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Senior Stretch, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513-947-7333. Union Township. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9 a.m.-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Gentle yoga begins in chair and ends on mat. Focus on strength, flexibility, pain management and relaxation. $7.50 drop-in or $60 for 10 classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 513-237-4574. Amelia.

Music - Acoustic

Murder Mystery Dinner, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Pike, Includes sit-down, three-course meal, followed by murder mystery performance by Whodunit Players. Ages 18 and up. $35. Reservations required. 513-2316477; Anderson Township.

Recreation Bingo, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 406, 3393 Legion Lane, Prices vary depending on how many games are purchased. Guaranteed $250 on cover-all. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Through Dec. 19. 513-734-6507. Bethel.

SATURDAY, MAY 3 Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-677-7600. Loveland.

Benefits Ladies’ Afternoon Tea, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Specialty vendors, complimentary chair massages, raffles, luncheon and special entertainment. $25. Reservations required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 513-300-3565. Union Township.

Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Lower Level, Generations Room. Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 513-417-6772; Amelia.

Drink Tastings Harmony Hill Kickoff Weekend, 2 p.m.-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Kick off summer season of entertainment and fine wine. Most of new 2012 vintage released. Ages 18 and up. Free. 513-734-3548; Bethel.

Exercise Classes Mat Yoga, 9 a.m.-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $7.50 dropin or $60 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 513237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Super Senior Saturday Expo, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Vendors offering information on senior quality-of-life issues. Medical screenings, housing, health and wellness. Presented by Miami Township Recreation Department. 513-248-3727; Miami Township.

Museums Open House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St., Bicentennial exhibit showing founding of village and it’s progress through the last 200 years. Benefits Historic New Richmond. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 513680-3289. New Richmond.

Nature East Fork Gold Rush Days, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., East Fork State Park Campground, 2837 Old State Route 32, Weekend of panning for gold while camping out in East Fork State Park. Camping fees apply. Free. Presented by Friends of East Fork. 513-7521647; Batavia. Backpacking Basics, 10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Adventure for first-timers and beginners who want to try backpacking with experienced guides. Ages 18 and up. $120, $90 members. Registration required. 513-831-1711; Union Township.


Acoustic Music and Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Outdoors. Special: 20 percent off beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers. 513-831-2749; Milford.

Puppy Social, noon-1 p.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 513-797-7397; Amelia.

On Stage - Theater

Runs / Walks Wildflower Walks, 9 a.m.,

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn wildflower identification along trails during peak of spring wildflower season. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Flea Market, Plant and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St., Parish Center. Plants, bushes and ground cover for sale as well as miscellaneous flea market items. Free admission. Presented by St. Andrew Church. 513-831-1588. Milford. Church Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Locust Corner United Methodist Church, 917 Locust Corner Road, Clothing, housewares, toys, children’s items, tools, small appliances, books, jewelry, home decorations, etc. Free. 513-752-9876. Pierce Township.

Art Exhibits

Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery is having its kickoff weekend from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Bethel. This kickoff of the summer season of entertainment and fine wine includes the release of most of the new 2012 vintage. The event is for ages 18 and up and is free. Call 734-3548, or visit THANKS TO BILL SKVARLA

Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-677-7600. Loveland.

Exercise Classes


Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Non-contact workout including cardio and strength training in energizing environment, using kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve overall agility and power. $5. Through Dec. 10. 513-652-0286. Union Township.

Music - Benefits Benefit Concert for Jeremy Bernstein, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, For Bernstein’s medical concerns. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Choral Society. 513-231-4172; Anderson Township.

Recreation Star Wars Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Part of Cincinnati Library Comic Con. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 513-369-6900. Symmes Township.

MONDAY, MAY 5 Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 513-240-5180; Bethel. Balance & Strength Exercise, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 513-947-7333. Union Township. Balance & Strength Exercise, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 513-478-6783. Amelia. Beginner Yoga Classes, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Choose from Beginners Power Yoga Class at 6 p.m. or Candlelight Relaxation and restorative slow flow class at 7 p.m. $7 or $12 for both classes. 513-675-0954. Mount Carmel. Zumba Gold/Silver Sneaker Flex with KC, 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-2405180. Bethel.

Literary - Libraries River City Writer’s Group, 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Participants share their writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone their craft and network with fellow writers in area. Free. 513-553-0570. New Richmond.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1117 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 513-2482999. Milford.

Youth Sports Tiny Tigers Pre School Martial Art, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $69 per month. 513-652-0286; Union Township.

TUESDAY, MAY 6 Balance & Strength Exercises, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 513-478-6783. Summerside. Zumba Gold/Silver Sneaker Flex with KC, 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-2405180. Union Township. Zumba with KC, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, All levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-240-5180. Union Township.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St., Undercroft. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 513-9294483. Milford.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 513-575-1874. Milford.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 513-831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 513-240-5180; Bethel. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 513-652-0286. Union Township. Pilates, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Focusing on strengthening core muscles. Improve flexibility and strength for overall body. $6. 513-9477333. Union Township.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Balance & Strength Exercises, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 513-478-6783. Summerside. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 513-3794900; Anderson Township. Aqua Zumba with KC, 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Comfort Inn, $5. 513-240-5180. Eastgate. SilverSneakers Senior Stretch, 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m., SEM Laurels, Free. 513-478-6783. Milford.

Youth Sports Tiny Tigers Pre School Martial Art, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $69 per month. 513-652-0286; Union Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 9 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $6-$6.50. 513-575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Senior Stretch, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 513-947-7333. Union Township.

Music - Acoustic Acoustic Music and Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 20 Brix, 513-831-2749; Milford.

Recreation Bingo, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 406, 513-734-6507. Bethel.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Summerside United Methodist Church, 638 Batavia Pike, Wesley Hall. Household items, clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, purses, linens, toys, games, books, white elephant items, knick-knacks, decorations, candles, vases and pictures. Benefits Summerside UMC. Free admission. Presented by Tri-C’s Ladies’ Group. 513-528-3052; Union Township.



Cooking Events


Chop and Shop, 5:30 p.m., Daveed’s NEXT, 8944 Columbia Road, Combining excellent food creations with Spring Bling, Chef David Cook and his wife, Liz Cook, host open house-style cooking demo and shopping extravaganza. Benefits deCavel Family Foundation for SIDS. $25. Registration required. Presented by Cincy Chic. 513-683-2665; Landen.

Clermont County March for Babies, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Free. Registration required. Presented by March of Dimes. 800-525-9255; Milford.

Exercise Classes Balance & Strength Exercise, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 513-947-7333. Union Township. Balance & Strength Exercise, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 513-478-6783. Amelia.

Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, Free. 513-417-6772; Amelia.

Nature Ohio Young Birder’s Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Youth-led group interested in hiking and watching birds. Hosted by CNC volunteer Brian Herriott. $10 online

pre-registration required to join club. 513-831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township. Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Spend morning looking for birds. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711. Union Township. Kids go Wild at Animal Olympics, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Activities of all kinds so you can determine your Olympic skills. $3. 513-831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. $5. 513-683-2340; Loveland.

Recreation Matt Maupin Memorial Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Ages 15 and under. Prizes awarded for several categories in each age group. Includes lunch. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 513-732-2977; Owensville.

Shopping Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way, Area crafters, artists and artisans on Village Green. Artisans include jewelry makers, glass painters, wood carvers and landscape painters. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 513-543-9149. New Richmond. Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Summerside United Methodist Church, Free admission. 513-5283052; Union Township.

SUNDAY, MAY 11 Antiques Shows Antiques on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way, Traditional and contemporary antiques and collectables. Free admission. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 513-543-9149. New Richmond.

Art & Craft Classes Art Party in the Woods, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, All materials provided to create your own masterpiece at home. Bring bottle of wine. Ages 18 and up. $38, $30 members. Registration required. 513-831-1711; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 513-652-0286. Union Township.



Eats for Cinco de Mayo, Derby Day

There has sure been a lot of activity this week on our old country road. Between Percy the duck out for her usual morning stroll, neighbor Mike’s three rowdy roosters crowing and following me during my daily walk/run, and the addition of our new flock of baby chicks, there’s never a dull moment. To add to the excitement, Mark, one of the Caudill kids, brought me a “gift” of a tiny snapping turtle he found in his yard. It has now taken up residence in a window box complete with water and a flat rock for him to lounge on. I was not happy, however, to discover a baby garden snake slithering out of the manure pile when I was tossing manure into the wheelbarrow for the berry patch. I was actually glad to abandon that task to retreat to the kitchen to test recipes. We have two major celebrations coming up: Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day. You can celebrate both with these recipes.

Brown Hotel hot brown sandwich

The Louisville hot brown was first served at the Brown Hotel in Louisville in the 1930s. It is a famous sandwich especially around Derby Day, and we love it. I don’t make it often simply because it’s so rich, but it sure is good. I like the hotel’s current version of the recipe, which I’m sharing today.

The hotel uses Texas toast since it adds a bit of sweetness to the sandwich and is Rita easily cut Heikenfeld into trianRITA’S KITCHEN gles, and the chef uses Pecorino instead of Parmesan. As for the pepper, I like Cayenne. I’ve made only slight variations in their recipe.


2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons flour 1-1/2 cups whole milk 1 cup white Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Several dashes Tabasco sauce Salt and pepper to taste (either black or cayenne pepper)


4 slices thick bacon, cooked and crumbled 6 slices Texas toast or Ciabatta bread, thickly sliced and toasted 1/2 pound good quality roasted turkey breast, sliced fairly thick 1 large tomato, sliced fairly thick Melt butter over medium heat and add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. Add milk and stir, bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in


cheeses, mustard, Tabasco, salt and pepper. Keep warm. Preheat broiler and in ovenproof dish, lay bread slices on bottom, and layer with turkey and tomato. Sprinkle with pepper and spoon cheese sauce on top. Place under broiler until brown and bubbly and then top with bacon. Makes 6 sandwiches.

Tex Mex lasagna

Corn tortillas give this a Cinco de Mayo flavor. I like to serve this with bowls of sliced avocado, sour cream and extra Mexican cheese. 1 pound ground round or ground sirloin 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes with juice, either regular or with chilies 4 oz. can diced green chilies, drained, your choice of mild or spicy 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 generous teaspoon minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 large egg whites 2 cups small curd cottage cheese 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas cut into quarters Approx. 2 cups frozen corn, thawed completely 2 cups Mexican blend cheese plus extra for garnish Preheat oven 350. Cook meat in skillet until done. Add tomatoes, chilies, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper.

Rita Heikenfeld tells how to make a hot brown sandwich just the way the Brown Hotel serves it in Louisville. THANKS TO THE BROWN HOTEL

Stir until blended and set aside. Blend egg whites with cottage cheese and set aside. Spray a 9x13 pan. Cover bottom with 6 quartered tortillas. Layer corn, half of the meat mixture, half of the Mexican cheese, 5 quartered

tortillas and all of the cottage cheese mixture. Spread rest of meat mixture on top along with rest of tortillas, and top with rest of cheese. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle

Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Email her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.



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Do the homework before buying and flipping home Home mortgage rates near record lows are prompting some people to consider buying foreclosed homes to either fix them up and flip them or to live in after buying at a bargain price. But, before you buy you need to do your homework to make sure you’re not getting a lot more than you expected. A Cincinnati area man writes me that his mother bought a house at a sheriff’s auction and got a good price for the home. She realized she would have to spend some money fixing it up and did so by putting on a new roof and gutting and remodeling the interior. But, he says, several months after buying the home and moving in she received a notice from the health department saying the septic system needed to be replaced. He writes, “Upon calling them to find out what they meant, she found out that it meant “replaced,”

and that notice was given in 2010 of the need to replace.” They were told the septic Howard system Ain could not HEY HOWARD! be repaired. He said it had to be replaced by someone approved by the health department and the total cost would be from $15,000 to $20,000, “on top of all the application fees and permits.” He writes, “After exhausting all other possibilities, I asked what if she could just sell the property and not disclose the problem, which is how she purchased it. He pretty much told me that the sheriff’s auction does not have to abide by the same disclosure laws as ordinary sellers.” Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t realize buying a home at a sheriff’s




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


Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

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

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


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

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 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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142


“Encircling People with God’s Love” 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)



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


2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 SS 9:30AM, Sun Worship 10:45AM Wed. Prayer Service 7:00PM Childcare Provided for All Services Growing in Faith Early Learning Center NOW ENROLLING 513-427-4271 growinginfaith

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist


TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages!

We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Sunday Morning Service Times are: 8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm Life Change TV Program Every Ever yS Sunday und nday ay y

Cincinnati STAR64 @ 10am Troy P P. Ervin, Ervin Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555



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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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

auction comes with such risks. Normal laws requiring sellers to disclose such orders do not apply to sheriff’s sales. Now, he says, “What she thought was going to be her dream home has become a nightmare.” Christy Wilson of Fairfield found herself in a similar, although not nearly as costly, predicament when she bought a house that had been foreclosed upon. Soon after moving in she received a bill for water and sewer charges from the prior owner. Then she checked with the county real estate department and found an unpaid delinquency as well. So how can you protect yourself? Attorney Michael Ganson says it’s important to always hire

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services

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

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

Gary Flarida Gary J. Flarida, 83, Bethel, died April 21. Survived by children, Sheryl Oetzel, Terry (Becky) Flarida and Jeffrey (Carla) Flarida; brother, Dan (Artie) Flarida; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Katherine R. Flarida; son, Gregory J. (Edna) Flarida; brothers, Jack and Richard Flarida. Services were April 24 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Thomas Friskney Thomas Edwin Friskney, 85, Hamersville, died Jan. 25. He was an Army veteran, serving in 1945 with the occupation forces in Japan, studied and taught at Cincinnati Bible Seminary (now Cincinnati Christian University), and preached at several Ohio churches including Pandora Church of Christ, Columbia Church of Christ (his home church), Hamersville Church of Christ, and Saltair Church of Christ. Survived by wife, Ruth; sons, Steve (Debbie) and Paul (Ann) Friskney; daughters, Elizabeth (David) Love, Esther (late C.M.) Fike, Lois (Bob) Santel and Sara (Jason) Jones; sisters, Dorothy Hake and Donna Oberlin; 12 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Victor and Raymond Friskney; and sister, Phyllis Disbro. Services will be 2 p.m. May 3 at Hamersville Church of Christ. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials: International Disaster Emergency Service, P.O. Box 379, Noblesville, IN 46061,; Alumni Scholarship Fund at Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204,; or the ministry of donor’s choice.

David Howerton David Wendell Howerton, 75, Felicity, died April 17. He was a member of the Felicity F&AM Masonic Lodge No. 102, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cincinnati, and the Felicity Christian Church. Survived by children, Dave (Regina) Howerton, Brent (Irene) Howerton and Nicole (Mark) Steidel; brothers, Irvin Howerton

Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am

Joseph Middeler Jr. Joseph F. Middeler Jr., 63, Moscow, died April 18. He was the owner and operator for over 34 years at the Point Pleasant Food Market, the New Richmond High School boys swim Coach for 15 years, was inducted into the New Richmond Sports Hall of Fame, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and member of the New Richmond American Legion and VFW, and the Operating Engineers Union. Survived by wife, Denise Middeler; children, Jennifer Slone (Rodney) and Katie Middeler (Christopher Flaugh); siblings, Judy Middeler, Joyce Webb (Mac), and Janet Bishop (Paul), cherished Jo Jo of Addison, Olivia, and Charlotte Slone; nieces and nephews, Andrew Webb, Anthony Webb and Ann Bishop. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph Sr. and Rose Ann Middeler. Services were April 24 at St. Peter Church. Arrangements by E. C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials: New Richmond Food Pantry.

Charles Young Charles B. Young, 85, Bethel, died April 17. Survived by siblings, Gloria Lee DeVault and Robert L. Young; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings, Madge Roberts, Doris Ayers, Helen Peters, Delores Mullis and Delano F. Young. Services were April 21 at Watkins Hill Cemetery in New Richmond. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Now is the Time for Stocking!


• Channel Catfish* • Largemouth Bass* • Redear* • KOI*


• Bluegill (Bream)* • Minnows* • Black Crappie* (if avail.) • Grass Carp*

SATURDAY MAY 10TH• 4:00-5:00 PM


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

and John Howerton; grandchildren, Christine Howerton, Kellie Howerton, Brooke Howerton, Taylor Howerton, Joseph Steidel and Benjamin Steidel; step-grandchildren, Carrie, and Cassie; step-great-grandchildren, Landon, Carlie, Gavin, Colt, Camden and Kensley; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Mary Noel Howerton; sisters, Iva Metzler, Joyce Blankenship, June Ramey and Margaret Howerton; and step-grandson, Chad. Services were April 22 at the Felicity Christian Church. Arrangements by Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials: Felicity Christian Church, P.O. Box 102, Felicity, OH 45120.


360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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

Howard Ain's column appears biweekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at



a lawyer when buying a foreclosed property. Not only will the attorney check to make sure there are no assessments on the home, but they’ll do a complete title search to assure the foreclosure was valid. Ganson says especially these days he’s seeing a lot of cases in which there was improper service on all those who have an interest in the property being foreclosed upon. So, even if you buy the home at a sheriff’s auction, the sale may later be ruled invalid.


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Fishing season is starting to pick up Howdy Folks, The Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses have a good supply of honey bee supplies, frames, wax, boxes and most anything you need for the honey bees. If any of you readers have a swarm of honey bees, give us a call at (513) 734-6980. I was told that on the east coast they lost 75 percent of the honey bees during the winter. The price of a three pound box of bees, is $104, this year. Easter Sunday was special as always. The Bethel United Methodist Church choir sang four songs along with two narration’s by Kelly and Tim for the first and third service. Then Ruth Ann and I went to our daughter Debby and Bob’s home along with several folks to celebrate the day, the children had an Easter Egg Hunt. Now for some bad news our sister-in-law Inez had a bad stroke and died and was buried on April 16. She was a wonderful person, she and Herb had been married for 69 years. Inez was a n excellent gardener, a good cook, and she drove a school bus for Milford School for several years. Herb worked at AllisChalmers and both retired. Inez had the most beautiful flowers and a large bunch of Cock’s Comb flowers around the house along with some tomato plants. She had a hot bed where

they raised all their plants for the garden. Now I think she bought the sweet George potato Rooks plants OLE FISHERMAN from Grant’s farm. She will be missed by her family and the community, she was a very loving person. I have written about the Monroe Grange having a plant sale, 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. on May 3, at the grange hall. There will be flowers, vegetable plants, hanging baskets, some herb plants. We get the plants from Grant’s Farm and Green Houses. They bring them over on Friday, May 2 and we keep them in the grange hall over night then put

them out on the parking lot on Saturday morning. If you need any plants come and see us. The plants are of good quality. There will be several different kinds of tomato plants and friendly folks to wait on you. If you have any questions on different plants or flowers Tony will be there to answer your questions and give you advise on how to plant or how to use mulch or anything. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. He said the crappie have really starting feeding. One feller caught a big bucket full. He said some folks said they have seen some small fry in ponds. They warm up earlier than the lake so the crappie are getting ready to spawn in the lake in a couple weeks. We have green onions ready to eat and

have several raised beds, planted with carrots, potatoes, spinach, sugar snap peas, two kinds of cabbage red and green, broccoli and lettuce. I was eating breakfast and said to Ruth Ann, look at the fruit trees. The apple and pear trees are in full bloom. The honey bees have something to work on. The strawberries are looking good. We are trying to think of something to do to keep the wild turkey out of them. Last year they flew across the fence

Don’t forget the Primary Election is May 6. we have the right to vote. Lots of countries don’t have that right. So take advantage. Please vote, every vote counts! Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More later.

and ate all the strawberries. The asparagus is slow coming up this year. We may need to change the location due to the wet ground, we will see later. We have a friend coming this morning to get some black raspberry plants. When the plants get big and the tops go into the ground, it will root so that one plant will make two. The Bethel Lions Club in the past three months have taken in three new members and have two more applications to join at the next meeting.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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Call one of these Dermatologists for an appointment during their office hours. Wednesday, April 30 - Friday, May 9

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Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday school and a professionally staffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds. For more information, call the church office. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866;www.epiphany

First Baptist Church


Montgomery Dr. Mona Foad


Mt. Auburn Dr. Brett Coldiron Dr. Robert Fixler Dr. Z. Charles Fixler

221-2828 281-6044 281-6044

246-7003 246-7003 475-7631

Western Hills Dr. Marcella Bouchard Dr. Toby Mathias

661-1988 246-7003

Downtown Dr. Mitchell Ede Dr. Lana Long

621-5188 421-3376


Mason Dr. Jan Fu


Milford Dr. Robert Fixler Dr. Z. Charles Fixler Dr. Linn Jones

831-3003 831-3003 831-8087

Anderson Dr. Debra Breneman Dr. Nancy Pelc Dr. Tiffany Pickup Dr. Denise Smith

246-7003 231-1575 231-1575 231-1575

Clifton Dr. Leanna Lane Dr. Toby Mathias UC Health Dermatology

Crestview Hills Dr. Scott Neltner

(859) 341-1878

Florence Dr. Susan Bushelmann Dr. Clay Schearer Dr. David Schearer Dr. James Zalla Dr. Mark Zalla

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Sunday worship services are 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Brother Chet Sweet. The church is at 213 Western Ave., New Richmond; 553-4730.

Glen Este Church of Christ

Sunday worship is 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Bible study is 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Youth groups meet at 6 p.m. The church is at 937 old state Route 74, Eastgate; 753-8223.

Jesuit Spiritual Center

Join Jeanne Hunt and Miriam, a Women’s Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Mary Malloy for a reflective evening on the glorious mysteries from 7-8:30, May 21. We will pray, reflect and listen to the hymns of the mysteries. It is an evening of inspiration as we listen to Jeanne’s reflections and hear one of the best groups in vocal presentations. This prayerful evening is meant to inspire. It is truly an encounter with

the spirit of Mary. Join us in a day focused on re-energizing your marriage, whether you have been married one year or 50 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 24. Cost is $75 per couple or $100 per family and includes lunch. The day concludes with a Eucharistic Liturgy at 4 p.m. Couples with children age 3 and up are invited to bring the kids along. We will have opening and closing sessions and lunch with the kids present, but during most of the day, couples will attend focus and work sessions to enrich their marriage, while the kids have special programming of their own. The center is sponsoring a Finding God through Visual Art retreat, a twoday exploration of artistic expression as a spiritual practice, June 7-8. Registration is 9 a.m., Saturday. Opening is 9:30 a.m. Sunday departure is at noon. A Pentecost Mass celebration will be offered Saturday evening. Materials will be provided. The retreat is limited to 35 participants. Cost is $150. For information on all our retreats, or to register, call (513) 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit For information on any of the retreats or to register, call 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit the center’s website. The campus of the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford spreads over 37 acres overlooking the Little Miami. Retreat facilities include two large overnight retreat buildings, a smaller retreat building for up to eight people, an enclosed pavilion and dining hall for day events, and a riverside cabin. The campus also includes the Jim Willig Cha-

pel, a labyrinth for walking meditation, a prayer grove and paved walking paths. The buildings and facilities are used for Center-sponsored retreats and activities but are also made available to faith-based organizations on a rental basis. For information, visit or contact Pam at pelsass@jesuitspiritual, or 248-3500, ext. 22. The center is at 5361 S. Milford Road, Milford; 248-3500;www.jesuitspiritual

Locust Corner Community UMC

The church yard sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3. For sale will be clothing, housewares, toys, children’s items, tools, small appliances, books, jewelry, home decorations and more. Donations can be dropped off Friday, May 2. Traditional service is 10 a.m., preceded by Bible study at 9 a.m. The church is at 917 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Worship 10:3011:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church welcomed new choir director Randy Pennington and his family in recent months. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 6832525;

BRIEFLY Junk cleanup

The junk cleanup days for Felicity and Franklin Township residents will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 9; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the

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Lawrence Lee Keoler, 40, 487 Picadilly Square, Cincinnati, fugitive from justice, April 17. Juvenile, 15, drug paraphernalia, April 17. Juvenile, 15, possession of drugs, April 17. Jamie Wayne Randolph, 36, 2229 Berry Road, Amelia, possession of drugs, April 17. Thomas William Caskey, 19, 300 University Lane, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, April 17. Andrew Richard Gabelman, 23, 833 Richey Road, Felicity, possession of drugs - marijuana, April 18. Levi Jasper Sellers, 18, 4563 Northcross Court Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, April 19.


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