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County to consider annexation Request is for 24.9 acres on Charity Street By John Seney

BETHEL — The Clermont County commissioners will hear a request to annex 24.9 acres of land into the village. The hearing on the annexation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the commissioners

meeting room on the third floor of the county administration building, 101 E. Main St., Batavia. The land is owned by Michael A. Marshall and Donna M. Marshall of 510 N. Charity St., said Julia Carney, village solicitor. Carney said the land involved in the annexation petition runs from North Charity Street to Le-

gion Lane, north of the village. The property is contiguous to the village, she said. Bethel village council members May 14 adopted an ordinance asking the commissioners to grant the petition and detailing the services to be provided if the annexation is approved. The ordinance said the village “will provide the annexed territory with police service, street maintenance, utilities including

electric, water and sewerage under an agreement with Clermont County sewer department, and garbage collection and recycling services under the terms of the agreement with Rumpke, Inc.” Carney said once the commissioners approve the annexation, there is a 30-day waiting period for any appeals. The petition is then forwarded to the village, which must wait 60 days before the village council

can vote to accept or reject the annexation, she said. Marshall said he has no plans to develop the property. He said he purchased some property that used to be part of an old swim club from the village several years ago. As part of the deal, he agreed to allow his property in the township to be annexed into the village, he said.


The battle of Clermont County’s two powerhouse softball pitchers took place May 26 between Felicity-Franklin’s Montana Wear and Clermont Northeastern’s Emily Anderson. This regional final was the first time this season these two pitchers had faced each other. Combined, Wear and Anderson have more than 620 strikeouts this season. See Sports, A5.

A home under construction at Willows Bend in Miami Township, site of the 2012 Homearama. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Homearama celebrates 50th By John Seney

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MIAMI TWP. — Six homes priced between $675,000 and $1 million will be on display June 9 to June 24 at the 50th anniversary Homearama. The show - the first ever Homearama in Clermont County will be at Willows Bend in Miami Township. Willows Bend, developed by Hal Homes, is on Wards Corner Road just northeast of the Ward Corner Road exit on I-275. Ribbon cutting for this year’s Homearama will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7. The show opens to the public noon Saturday, June 9. Homearama is presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. The builders for this year’s

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show are Artisan Estate Homes, Grand Estates Custom by Fischer Homes, Hal Homes, Justin Doyle Homes, Potterhill Homes and Walker Homes. Three of six homes have already been sold, said Dan Dressman, executive director of the home builders association. A first this year for Homearama is a zero-energy home, he said. The home, by Potterhill Homes, has features such as solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling that allow it to produce more energy than it uses. “The buyers will get a check back from Duke Energy every month,” Dressman said. The Potterhill home has not been sold, he said. Other homes at the show feature unique outdoor living spaces, Dressman said.

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“Willows Bend offers a lifestyle unlike any other - a gently rolling countryside, complete with stately trees and broad grassy meadows, providing an overall feeling of peace and tranquility,” he said. When completed, Willows Bend will feature amenities such as a pool, recreational facilities, a pedestrian-friendly grid and hiking/biking trails, Dressman said. The development is in the Loveland school district. Over the past 50 years, 246 homes have been showcased at Homearama, said Meshell Giblin, managing partner of Brand Approach. Giblin said builders who have built 20 or more homes in Homearama shows include: Perry Busch Building Group, Hensley Homes and Daniels Homes.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newest weapon in the war against the destructive Asian Longhorned Beetle has four legs. Three ALB-sniffing dogs are on the job in Clermont County’s Tate Township. “All three were rescued from animal shelters,” said USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Training Specialist Monica Errico. “Thun-

der, a beagle, and two labmixes, R.J. and Blaze, will be on the job in the county through June 8. They are specially trained to detect the scent of the beetle and have been very effective in finding it during testing thus far.” In Bethel’s Burke Park recently, Errico demonstrated how quickly the dogs can find pieces of wood that have the ALB scent on them. In this case, Thunder, quickly led his handler Joseph Chopko to two locations where the wood pieces were hidden “We are finding that dogs, with their keen sense of smell and ability to move quickly, can find the ALB

faster than humans. Testing in Massachusetts has gone quite well; I expect they will also do a good job here locating the beetle,” she said. USDA-APHIS ALB Ohio Project Manager Dr. Phillip Baldauf said the dogs’ work will be studied to determine how best to use their skills in augmenting eradication efforts. “Over the next few weeks, the dogs will search residential trees, trees in wooded lots and stacks of firewood in Tate Township for evidence of the beetle,” he said. For more information, visit

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formed progressive force and on behalf of the school board, we thank her for her contribution.” Citizens interested in being considered for appointment to the FelicityFranklin board of education should contact Debra Lindquist at 513-876-2113, ext. 301, for an application. According to the Ohio School Boards Association, people serving on school boards in Ohio must be district residents and registered voters. If they wish to continue serving on the school board, they will stand for election in the next general election. Smith said the board will review all applications and decide on the replacement at the June 18 meeting.

There is a vacancy on Felicity-Franklin board of education, due to the resignation of Laura Lowe. Board president Chris Smith said Lowe, who is in her first term, resigned from the school board effective May 21. The board must begin the process to replace Lowe soon, and name the replacement within 30 days. The newly appointed school board member will serve until Dec. 31, 2013. Lowe was elected to the board in November 2009, taking office in January 2010. She has indicated she will be moving out of the district thus eliminating her eligibility for school board membership. Glenn Moore, Felicity superintendent, said “Ms. Lowe was an involved, in-


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BRIEFLY Call Tim Smith, owner of the Bethel Ben Franklin, at 734-7464 for information about becoming a member. Meetings are noon the first Monday of each month on the second floor of the Grant Memorial Building, 235 W. Plane St.

BETHEL — A fundraiser

will held held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Skyline Chili, 553 W. Plane St, to benefit Brandens Cause Outreach. Kim Lewis said the group was named after her son, Branden Lewis, who died of a heroin overdose in 2010. The group is raising money to open a facility in the Bethel area to help people addicted to heroin, she said. The group is holding another fundraiser 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Sunrise Fishing Lake, 420 N. East St. in Bethel. The event will feature music, cornhole tournaments, raffles and food. For more information, visit www.brandenscauseout

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BETHEL — The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the Grant Memorial Building on the corner of Main and Plane streets in Bethel.

Boy crashes bicycle WASHINGTON TWP. —

Washington Township Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, May 20, for a boy who had fallen down a hillside. The 7-year-old boy was riding his bicycle on his grandparents’ property on Eagle Point Drive near Fruit Ridge Road, said Capt. Steve Gilliam, of Washington Township Fire and Rescue. “The way we understand it, the boy was riding his bicycle and he lost control and rolled down the hill and hurt himself,” said Gilliam. He said the boy was alert and oriented when the EMS crew arrived. Personnel from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office also responded. The boy was transported first to the Washington Township Building on Ohio 756, and from there to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center by University Air Care. “For safety reasons, we wanted to make sure he got down to Children’s Hospital,” said Gilliam. He said he did not have

Yard sale

FELICITY — The village of Felicity will host a townwide yard sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. Residents are not required to obtain a permit for this weekend sale.

School meeting

BETHEL-TATE — The board of education will hold a special board meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16, in the conference room at Bick Primary School. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct a work session.

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erator and owners of a farm to obtain and submit all necessary signatures on election and enrollment forms by the June 1. For more information or to schedule an appointment to enroll in the DCP/ACRE programs, contact the Clermont County FSA office at 513-732-2181.

Cancer screening CLERMONT COUNTY —

Mercy Health is offering a free evaluation for the most common type of cancer, skin cancer. The free skin/spot screening is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive. Dr. Charles Fixler, a dermatologist on the medical staff at Mercy Clermont, will provide the screenings. Each year, about one million people are diagnosed with skin cancer. As with all forms of cancer, early detection is critically important. If you are concerned about a spot, area of skin or mole that has changed in size or color, this free screening offers a chance to have it checked. To schedule an appointment, call 95-MERCY (513956-3729).

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MONROE TWP. — The next Monroe Grange card party is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. It is open to the public. There will be refreshments available between the fourth and fifth games. Euchre is the main game, but other table games are available. The cost to play is $1.50 with token prizes for the winners.

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Bus driver wins Ohio Road-E-O By Forrest Sellers

Bethel-Tate fifth-graders, from left, Caleb Brink, Ian Gelter and Clayton Schirmer analyze data in the space capsule. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

Students walk in shoes of NASA specialists Students from the Clermont County Gifted STEM Center had the opportunity to live the life of NASA specialists recently, through first-hand experience with a simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center of Indianapolis. From navigating a safe landing operation to solving a lifethreatening oxygen supply problem, these students truly “walked in the shoes” of NASA engineers for a mission filled with imagination, creativity and discovery. The students were faced with the simulated task of returning to the moon in the year 2020 to set up an outpost for lunar study. Serving on teams, the students monitored vital signs, analyzed test results and solved problems, all to ensure a successful mission. Students had the opportunity to perform tasks in mission control, as well as the space capsule, all the while using technology, communication and problem-solving skills to accomplish their goals.

Indian Hill schools bus driver Nick Darnell holds a first-place trophy from his participation in the recent state Road-E-O competition. Darnell was a first-place winner 25 years ago in the International Road-E-O competition. He will compete once again in the International Road-E-O in July. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

HONOR ROLLS Reagan Leonard, Bethel-Tate fifth-grader, gets ready to pass on messages from the communications center in the space capsule. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

The Challenger Learning Center is part of a national network of centers established by the Challenger Center for Space Science in memory of the crew of the Challenger Space Shuttle. The Clermont County Gifted STEM Center is at Hill Intermediate School in Bethel,

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Felicity-Franklin attends annual Ohio FFA convention The Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter visited Columbus for the 83rd annual Ohio FFA Convention May 3 and May 4. At this convention the chapter was recognized for being one of the top 10 chapters in the state of Ohio out of 303. The chapter was also a Top 10 finalist in the student development, chapter development and community development divisions. Four members received their state degree at convention this year. They are Dusty Brandenburg, Christopher Smith, Carley Snider and Sydney Snider. Alexis Christensen, Rickelle Belt and Tiffany Lawson all received there pins for earning a gold rating on there officer books. Carley Snider was announced at the 2012-2013 District 9 president. She is the sec-

Twenty-five years ago Indian Hill bus driver Nick Darnell won the International Road-E-O competition. Once again he’s ready to get in the victory seat after recently winning the State Road-E-O competition. “It’s pretty much deja vu,” said Darnell, who has been in the transportation field for more than 30 years. “It feels good to know I can still do it.” Darnell, 51, has been a bus driver with the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District for a year after retiring as a transportation supervisor in the West Clermont Local School District. He has also worked in the transportation department in the Milford and Bethel school districts. “It’s the kids (and) the interaction with them,” he said about

why he drives a bus. “It’s what I was meant to do.” Darnell, who is a resident of Amelia, admits to being sightly nervous about the upcoming competition even with his years of his experience and several awards to his credit. “For me it’s a learning experience every time I do it,” he said about the event. “I learn something new each time.” The Road-E-O competition tests drivers in a number of areas ranging from an obstacle course to stopping at a railroad crossing. The International Road-E-O will be in July in Milwaukee, Wis. He will be cheered on by several of his co-workers at the upcoming event. “I’m not surprised,” said Indian Hill Schools transportation supervisor Barb Leonard about Darnell’s victory in the state Road-E-O competition. “He takes such pride in driving the school bus. “That’s what he loves to do.”

FELICITY-FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 20112012.

Fifth grade Aidan Binion, Tanner Brandenburg, Jenna Brown, Nathaniel Buckler, Ceirra Bush, Caitlyn Caskey, Jalyn Clark, Cassidy Cox, Sierra Crawford, Wyatt Crozier, Bryan Frasure, Abby Fuller, Joey Glassmeyer, Jared Hamilton, Tab Hunter, Bailey Lowe, Dakota McCord, Alley Moore, Nicole Mounce, Jacob Mullen, Kennedee Pemberton, Austin Perry, Nicholas Preston, Carlee Riggs, Austin Rutherford, Faith Smith, Brooklyn Stephens, Heather Swinford, Max Turner, Tommy White and Ashlie Wilson.

Sixth grade Anas Abdullah, Keriana Adams, John Alexander, Robbie Ashcraft, Alexis Barger, Jared Boeckmann, Paul Bostic, Trinity Botkin, Kortnie Bradburn, Kolbie Brandenburg, Timothy Brown, Dakota Carnahan, Dalton Cochran, Paul Cook, Olivia Davis, Dennis Delk, Trinity Downing, Destiny Fisher, Trevor Foster, Abigail Fulton, Lindy Groh, Sarah Hoog, Faith Howes, Marc Hudson, Johnny Jarman, Erin Jennings, Sydney Jowers, Ethan Kerns, Grace Kirkham-Hartley, Brianna Knipp, Gracie Knipp, Damien Legner, Conner Limerick, Brett Liming Jamie Moore, Brandon Napier, Raina Presley, D. J. Preston, Courtney Price, Paige Reid, Mackenzie Ricke, William Sack, Spencer

Seal, Carson Sellers, Allison Sharp, Kaitlyn Sharp, Christopher Shelton, Charlena Spaulding, Kylie Sponcil, Kateleen Taylor, Lynzie Terrell, Bobbie Violette, Bradley White, Dillion Williams, Madison Winter, Amberlee Wright and Mariah Young.

Seventh grade Rebecca Appelmann, Samantha Arthur, Hannah Auxier, Alex Baird, Alyssa Baker, Colt Baker, Brandon Barry, Haley Belt, Ethan Binion, Isaac Blake, Ethan Brown, Kailey Carrington, Sophia Caseltine, Jacob Clift, Logan Cumby, Bradley Elkins, Makayla Flora, Peyton Gregory, A.J. Hobbs, Kaylee Hughes, Amy Jarman, Cassandra Johns, Logan Landacre, Joey Liming, Tia Louiso, Dakota Lung, Lauren Mitchell, Nicole Owings, Abigail Pollock, Del Preston, Kaitlin Ricke, Jason Seal, Emily Shinkle, Kimberly Smith, Christian Snider, Sydney Stamper, Breanna Stutz, Brittney Stutz, Selena Wagner, Casey Wilburn and Johnna Wolf.

Eighth grade Katie Baker, Alex Bedford, Austin Bolt, Carly Bruan, Jodee Clark, Kelsey Clift, Josh Coper, Matthew Cornelison, Cara Cumby, Paige Cummins, Amanda Davenport, Devon Dunune, Collin Dunaway, Blake Haas, Taylor Howerton, Dustin Hughes, Nicole Hunter, Dakota King-Gibson, Jessie Lawson, Clinton Liming, Bre-Ann Lopez, Kyle Louderback, Rachel McConnell, Ethan McMellan, Ashley Moore, Austin Paskow, Dylan Pemberton, Sierra Smith Travis Waters and Austin Woodruff.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH The Felicity-Franklin FFA State Degree recipients, from left, are: Dusty Brandenburg, Sydney Snider, Carley Snider and Christopher Smith holding their awards at the 84th annual Ohio FFA State Convention in May. THANKS TO ALEXIS CHRISTENSEN ond state officer from the Felicity-Franklin FFA. Now the chapter is working towards earning even more awards at the next state con-


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The following students have earned honors for the month of March.

Students of the Month Kindergarten - Stacie Arthur, Blake Brookenthal, Kilyn Baker and Ayla Rutherford.

First grade - Nathan Arthur, Jaden Smith and Chloe White. Second grade - Savannah Barbee, Alisha Boone and Alex Sharp. Third grade - Luke Dunaway, Madison Jenkins and Logan Wehrum. Fourth grade - Jocelyn Johnson, Mallory Obermeyer, Gabe Proffitt and Mallory Taulbee.


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Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573



Felicity-Franklin softball in pursuit of perfection By Scott Springer

FELICITY — In the National division of the Southern Buckeye Conference, Felicity-Franklin’s softball team has all but become the ‘27 Yankees or the Big Red Machine. Actually, they lose less frequently than those powerhouses did. In league play over the last three seasons, the Lady Cardinals are 48-1. In the last two seasons, they’ve run the table at 34-0. “No, they’re not too bad brother,” coach Rob Wear will tell you with a grin. It’s no surprise that Wear has won coach of the year honors again and his daughter, Montana, has won her fourth straight player of the year award. Going into their regional tournament game with Bishop Fenwick at Wright State May 23, senior Montana Wear had a microscopic 0.14 earned run average, along with a 22-0 record and 312 strikeouts. All but five of her wins were shutouts and Amelia was the only team that had scored three runs on the Lady Cardinals. Naturally, Montana shutout Fenwick 4-0 on May 23 to move to a final eight showdown with Clermont Northeastern. Against CNE and Emily Anderson on May 26 (an equally dominant pitcher) the Lady Cardinals snuck Kelsey Mathews in on an error to win 1-0. The win puts Felicity-Franklin in their first-ever state semifinal game May 31 in Akron against the Sullivan Black River/Warren Champion winner. “We’ve got good pitching and good defense; all we’ve got to do is hit the ball,” Wear said. Rob Wear thought all along that playing two tournament games at Wright State was an omen as his daughter will fire the ball for the Lady Raiders next season. “I’m sure it excited her, that’s going to be her alma mater,” Wear said. To make it to Fairborn, Felicity-Franklin had to defeat Fayetteville Perry, Reading and Miami East. That came after the Lady Cardinals missed out on the top seed to Clermont Northeastern. “Knock on wood, you’ve got to beat them all to get better,” Wear said. “We’ve been good for awhile. If you’re in our league, you should play us, and some choose not to. We had a guy that we played - and the coaches vote on the seeds - he gave us a five. It’s politics.” Whenever this season’s run ends, Wear will have watched his daughter play her final high school games as well as twins Jordan and Hillary White, Brittany


SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS British soccer camp

The week-long British Soccer Camp is coming to several area programs: » Eastgate Soccer, June 25. » MWCC SAY Milford, July 30. Each camper will receive a free Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a free Soccer Ball, a free Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. Contact Grant Leckie at: 4076739, or e-mail: Sign up at

Reds Baseball Camp

Felicity-Franklin's Jordan White takes a cut during the regional final game against Clermont Northeastern at Wright State University May 26. The Lady Cardinals won 1-0. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin's Division III district champs celebrate after their win over Miami East 1-0 in eight innings at Tipp City Tippecanoe May 19. From left are: Back row, coach Rob Wear, Sandy Woodmansee, Montana Wear, Brittany Sowers, Whitney Grooms, Haley Belt, Seaira Blake and assistant coach Donnie Hall; middle, Dakota Wise, Mackenzie Dunaway, Jordan White, McKayla Jacobs and Erin Meyer; front, Kelsey Mitchell and Hillary White. THANKS TO JEROD JODREY Sowers and Mackenzie Dunaway. The Whites were SBAAC-first team selections this spring. Mackenzie Dunaway has also been a reliable player. Beyond “Montana Mania,” Rob Wear still plans on sporting the Felicity-Franklin Cardinal red for seasons to come. “That’s my intention,” Wear said. “I want to build a dynasty there, you know?” Making it difficult is the loss of so many seniors and the fact Felicity-Franklin has not been able to field a junior varsity team to groom players. To counter that, Rob Wear opens up a barn on his property for those in the area that want to

improve their games. He’s sat on many a bucket catching his own daughter and encourages those who want to improve to visit. “Not only for my girls, but we have them from Brown County, both of the pitchers from Bethel come to the house and the girl from New Richmond comes out and pitches,” Wear said. “They all come out and bat on Sundays during the winter starting at nine o’clock. They come in for twohour intervals and normally a team leaves at seven when it’s dark out.” His reward is the successes he’s able to see and the hugs he gets after games from satisfied players.

Felicity-Franklin catcher Hillary White (right) holds the regional championship trophy as Kelsey Mitchell (left) and Sandy Woodmansee (center) look on after the Lady Cardinals victory over Clermont Northeastern May 26 at Wright State University. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“That’s why I do what I do,” Wear said. That, and the pursuit of another parade in Felicity. The town has been known to get the fire engines out for the girls softball team. Wear would like to add to that by giving the folks up the famed “Nannygoat Hill” a fullblown championship celebration. “That would be a lifetime dream, brother,” Wear said. “Not just for the girls that are playing, but for what it would mean to the SBC and what it would mean for the children of the community here that don’t have a whole lot. That would be a little bit of a lifeline they could grab on to - look what they did, we could do it too.”

Registration is going on now for Cincinnati Reds baseball and softball camps. The camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14. One of the camps will be at Summit Country Day School in Hyde Park Aug. 13-17. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and include 30 hours of instruction packed with skills development, competition, camaraderie and fun. Campers will be given a full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, hat and belt), four tickets to a 2012 Reds game and a special graduation certificate commemorating his/her attendance at the inaugural season of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. On one of the five camp days, participants will be transported by bus to Great American Ball Park for a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the bullpens, dugouts, batting cages, media room, broadcast booths and clubhouse. The camp includes special instruction from a Reds coach plus a guest appearance by a current Reds star. Each camper will get to compete in a skills competition with the championships at Great American Ball Park. Campers will also have their swing recorded and analyzed by the camp video specialist using the same technology used by the Reds. To sign up for the official Cincinnati Reds baseball and softball camp presented by Safeco Insurance or for pricing and details, visit or call 1855-8GoReds (1-855-846-7337).

Hermans soccer camps

The 2012 OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South will be conducted throughout the area. Visit /camps/soccerunlimited.htm for complete time and pricing information. » June4-8, Clifton/Hyde Park and College Hill/Fairview. » June 25-29, Anderson and Deer Park. » July 2-6, Xavier University » July 9-13, Miami Township, Milford, CSA. » July 16-20, Bethel. » July 23-27, Deer Park, Sycamore » July 30-Aug. 3, Fairfax, Madeira, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Kings Soccer Club, Mason. » Aug. 6-10, Sycamore area, Batavia, Terrace Park. Contact Jack Hermans or the OSYSA office at 232-7916, or 5769555, or e-mail



» Montana Wear and FelicityFranklin went to 23-0 with a 4-0 shutout of Bishop Fenwick May 23. The win advanced the Lady Cardinals to the regional final May 26 at Wright State. On May 26, Montana Wear went to 24-0 pitching as the Lady Cardinals defeated Clermont Northeastern to advance to the Division III state semifinals. Kelsey Mathews scored the lone Lady Cardinal run. Felicity-Franklin plays May 31 in Akron against Warren Champion .

Girls track

The following athletes advanced to the Division II state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State June 1-2: » Bethel-Tate: Lauren Stacy, discus, first place and Division II regional champion; shot put, second. » McNicholas: 4x800 relay, third, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Megan Simmons, Maddie Scott and Kelsey Mueller. The following athletes advanced to the Division III state meet in Columbus: » Felicity-Franklin: Arica Stutz, 100 hurdles, first place and Division III regional champion.

Felicity-Franklin's Arica Stutz stands in the center of the podium after taking first place at the Division III regional meet in Troy in the 100 hurdles. Stutz ran 15.4 seconds and will move onto the state meet in Columbus June 1. THANKS TO JEROD JODREY


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Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Is government too big and intrusive? Why is today’s news headlines littered with stories depicting our government run amuck or seemingly out-ofcontrol? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) knowingly paying out $4.2 billion in income tax refunds to illegal immigrants; the General Services Administration (GSA) brazenly spending lavish amounts of federal funds on exorbitant meetings in Las Vegas; the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intrusively conducting full body pat downs and detaining airline passengers during routine security checks at airports; the Secret Service, associating with prostitutes, when on assignment to protect the president; and, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top management publicly stating it en-

forces their laws similar to the Roman Empire - identify a few non-compliers, crucify them and then watch compliance to their laws increase. Is our federal government to big and too intrusive in our lives? Yes, as the federal government grows, it becomes less efficient, more expensive and very difficult to effectively provide oversight and manage. That is why we continue to hear stories about government official’s abusive practices, wasteful expenditures and questionable administrative and enforcement processes. The above are just a few of the numerous examples of how big and bloated our federal government has become over the past several years. Since the last recession in December 2007, the government work-

force (excluding census and postal workers) has grown 11.7 percent, while adding 230,000 jobs. In President ObaGuest ma’s FY 2012 columnist budget, he COMMUNITY PRESS proposes addGUEST COLUMNIST ing 15,000 more federal government jobs, 1,054 of which are needed to implement Obamacare. Our Founding Fathers knew that government, at its best, was a necessary evil for men to be able to live in a civilized society.They specifically crafted the United States Constitution, limiting the powers of the federal government and reserving the balance to the

states and the people. There is a direct correlation to increased government and the loss of our freedoms through excessive laws, over regulation, and burdensome procedures and processes on businesses and individuals. To stop and reverse these oppressive government actions, “We the People” must rise up and let our voices and concerns be heard in the November 2012 election. It is time to get involved within your neighborhoods and workplaces. Talk to everyone you know, and make sure they understand there is a clear difference between the two candidates for president of the United States. The current administration is an utter failure with a stagnant economy, sustained high unemployment, excessive spend-

ing, a bloated federal bureaucracy and an unprecedented and relentless assault on our Constitutional freedoms. There is just over five months left until the next general election Nov. 6. Can America count on you to do your part in taking back our country? Let’s all work together to make sure everyone knows what is at stake at this critical time in our lives. Let’s bring back people of character, integrity and honesty to elected offices. We need elected officials who will uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution, not those who will trample it. We owe that much to ourselves, our children and their children.

Larry Heller is a resident of Miami Township.

How to apply for your disability benefits

Disability is something most people do not like to think about. But if you’re not able to work because you have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or result in death, you may be able to get Social Security disability benefits. Here’s what you need to know. You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. It can take months to obtain all your medical records and process an application for disability benefits (three to five months, on average).

Generally, the information we need includes: » Your Social Security number. » Your birth or baptismal certificate. » Names, addresses and phone numbers of the doctors, caseworkers, hospitals and clinics that took care of you, and dates of your visits. » Names and dosage of all the medicine you take. » Medical records from your doctors, therapists, hospitals, clinics and caseworkers that you already have in your possession.

» Laboratory and test results. » A summary of where you worked and the kind of work you did. » A copy of Sue Denny COMMUNITY PRESS your most recent W-2 GUEST COLUMNIST Form (Wage and Tax Statement) or, if you are self-employed, your Federal tax return for the past year. Do not delay filing for disability benefits if you don’t have all the above information

in your possession. Social Security will assist you in getting the necessary documents, including obtaining your medical records. The fastest and most convenient way to apply for disability is online at You can save your application as you go, so you can take a break at any time. If you prefer, you may call our toll-free number, 1-800-7721213, to make an appointment to apply at your local Social Security office or to set up an appointment for someone to take your application over the

phone. If you are approved for disability benefits, that doesn’t mean you’ll never return to work. Social Security has special rules called “work incentives” that allow you to test your ability to work. Learn more about disability benefits and take advantage of the helpful Disability Starter Kit at disability.

workers that any amount of fraud would pale in comparison to the amount of need to keep people in basic human needs and services. “What I am more concerned about though would be the taxes I pay that are used to support the salaries of my representatives. “I feel like they are cheating me out of that money by basically standing idle and obstinate. It’s like paying someone top salary and benefits who can’t even preform the most base level tasks of what a company does. "So I think the question should be: Should candidates suspected of uncompromising, non-negotiable, ideologies, pass a test on the concept of compromise governing before receiving tax payer provided salary and benefits. "Public assistance recipients are not the problem. The problem are the politicians who are driving people towards public assistance all the while they hold their hands out, unashamed, to be

gorging at the people’s diminishing financial resource trough.” I.P.

Sue Denny is a public affairs specialist in the Cincinnati Social Security Office.

CH@TROOM This week’s question Should applicants suspected of illicit drug use pay for and pass a drug test before receiving welfare benefits?

“Yes, this is a great idea. If they are tested positive, they should then be required to enter a substance abuse program to help them to escape their addiction. “That is a lot more compassionate than what we are doing today, which is enabling their bad habit and all the problems that it causes in their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and in society. “Crime would plummet, since a lot of it is done by people with drug and alcohol problems. Alcohol should also be part of this program.” T.H. “All applicants for welfare benefits, not just those 'suspected' of illicit drug use should be tested. Otherwise the state could be accused of profiling or discrimination. “Most employers today use drug screening of all potential employees. A person applying for welfare is essentially asking for a paycheck from the taxpayers. We, as employers, have a right to deny payment to any person whom we feel is undeserving, or may misuse the funds we provide.” R.W.J. “Such people should absolutely have to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. However, I would concede that the welfare organization should finance the

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cost of the test. Common sense.” Bill B. “Anyone receiving any type of welfare should have to pass a drug test.” L.A.D.B. “No it has already been declared unconstitutional. It is very expensive and not cost effective. “In states that have tried this the percentage of drug use was no higher than in the typical population and since addiction is considered a disease would the state then have to provide treatment. This is just another Republican stereotype.” K.S. “A BIG FAT YES.”


“Applicants for almost any kind of job are expected to submit to a drug test, so why not for the job of being on the public dole? Why should we pay to feed someone's drug habit? 'Suspected’ is a sticky word, prone to interpretation. Test everyone who applies and retest periodically.” F.S.D.



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“I like the general concept, but in our litigious society what lowpaid civil servant is going to accuse a person of being a drug-user when that person has unlimited free legal help waiting with bated breath to sue the deeppocket government?” R.V. “Consider that welfare recipients, by definition, are short on money. Unless someone, presumably someone with know how and authority, has reason to consider the recipient is cheating (using the money received in an illicit manner) the suggestion comes across as mean spirited and unnecessary. “Those tests are expensive. If you suspect someone is cheating the system, check it out. If you find you are right, throw the book at them. Leave the ones who need the help alone. Better yet, help them solve their problems.” F.N. “Absolutely! As a taxpayer, I demand it just as if I were a company hiring.” O.H.R. “I think the key word here is ‘suspected.’ I’m not sure how one would determine on what basis those singled out would be chosen and who would make that decision. “I’m really not that concerned about welfare fraud or the reincarnation of Reagan’s welfare queen scenario. I feel that there is so much cutting being done to social services and so much damage being done to every day

Question: Should Ohio eliminate its state income tax?

“Any rational taxpayer would say, ‘of course we should get rid of the state income tax.’ The next question would be, 'What services should the state stop providing if its income was reduced by 30 percent?’ “Getting rid of the income tax would be just fine as long as you never need to collect unemployment, get hurt on the job, have an aging parent in a nursing home, go to a public library or have a child who wants to get an education. “Let those freeloaders pay for the services they need on the open market.” F.S.D.

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THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012


pause for prayers

Community Press staff report CLERMONT COUNTY — People from all over the county May 3 joined together in prayer. There were several observances throughout the day in honor of National Day of Prayer. In Batavia, several dozen people gathered in front of the courthouse at noon to listen to prayers, Bible readings and songs. “We are so blessed to have you out here,” said Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. Proud read a proclamation from the commissioners designating the day for Clermont County residents to pray. He presented the proclamation to New Richmond resident John Hale, who sang several patriotic songs at the event. “It’s to thank him for everything he has done for us,” Proud said of Hale. There were National Day of Prayer observances in Milford, Union Township, New Richmond and Bethel.

Sgt. Donnie Lawrence, right, of the Ohio National Guard and Lt. Greg Lee of the Army Reserves May 3 joined National Day of Prayer observances in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Council member Charlene Hinners, left, bows her head while Susan Kleine offers up a prayer beside her husband, Randy, during National Day of Prayer in Milford May 3. LISA J. MAUCH/THE

Commissioner David Uible, left, gives the proclamation of May 3 as "A Day of Prayer" in Clermont County to Pastor John Martin from the Eastgate Community Church, who accepted it on behalf of the citizens of Clermont County. LISA J.

Batavia Township resident Janet Ward enjoys the music at the National Day of Prayer event at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. LISA J.




John Hale of New Richmond sings the National Anthem May 3 at National Day of Prayer observances in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Several participants of the prayer walk carry signs and banners for the National Day of Prayer May 3 at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Helen Jetter, left, Melissa Carrier and Dan West join the Rev. Chad Braley of the First Baptist Church of Milford in prayer May 3 for National Day of Prayer in Milford. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley reads a Bible verse May 3 at National Day of Prayer observances in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

People gathered May 3 in front of the Courthouse in Batavia to observe National Day of Prayer. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Summer Camp - Nature

Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Art works inspired by John James Audubon’s exploration of the Ohio frontier. Family friendly. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Loveland.

Summer Camp - YMCA Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 6-11. Monday-Friday. $120 per week for YMCA member, $175 per week for non-member. 4741400. Anderson Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 14-15. Monday-Friday. $60 members, $120 non-members. 474-1400. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Aug. 2. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7-8 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. Family friendly. $5. 310-5600; Amelia.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond. Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Literary - Story Times Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Batavia Branch Library, 326 Broadway St., Ages 0-6 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays all about this year’s summer reading theme: Dream Big! Free. Registration required. 732-2128; Batavia. BabyTime, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Interactive story time with parent and children birth to 18 months. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, 177 S. Riverside Drive, With Bob Laake. Plenty of extra Djembe drums to participate. Free. 732-2326; Batavia.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Business Seminars


The Cincinnati Brass Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the amphitheater at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The band will play a variety of music from sentimental favorites to jazz amd patriotic numbers. For more information, call 732-2561. PROVIDED chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Festivals Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Food, games and rides for children, cultural photo opportunities and caricatures, belly dancers, cooking lessons, dance lessons and Middle Eastern music. $1. 544-4925; Loveland.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.midnight, Batavia Station, 600 E. Main St., Qualifying rounds May 11-June 15. Semi-finals June 22. Finals June 29. First place: $500. Second place: $300. Third place: $200. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Through June 29. 732-9800. Batavia.

Music - Blues COLD Tuna, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Taylor’s Tavern, 8323 Kellogg Road, Electric/acoustic rock-nblues. Ages 21 and up. Free. 474-9939; Anderson Township.

Music - Rock Hogwild, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Macadu’s, 928 Ohio 28, Free. 2480358. Milford.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township.


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Friday Night Racing, 7-11:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Now running Mount Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes Modifieds and Crazy Compacts on Fridays, Hot Laps starting at 7 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

Dining Events


Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Brad Martin. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches,

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

Festivals Mediterranean Food Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; Loveland.

Historic Sites Open House, 1-4 p.m., Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St., House built around 1853 during New Richmond’s most prosperous era of steamboat manufacturing. Demonstrates local architecture and displays of historical items. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. Through Oct. 6. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Music - Classical Cincinnati Brass Band, 7:308:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheater. Outdoor concert in tradition of English brass bands playing variety of music from sentimental favorites to jazz and patriotic. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Brass Band. 732-2561; Union Township.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford. Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia.

Shopping Yard and Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2873 Ohio 132, Rent table space for $10 to sell goods. Grilled lunch available for $5. $10. 403-6096. New Richmond.

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Exercise Classes

Mediterranean Food Fest, 1-10 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; Loveland.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7-8 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through Oct. 21. 2312114; Anderson Township.

Pets Dog Wash, Noon-4 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Members of Clough United Methodist Jamaica Mission Team wash dogs of all sizes and breeds. Free treats and bandanas. Benefits church mission trip to Kingdom Builders Ministries in Jamaica June 16-23. Family friendly. Donations accepted. 231-4301; Anderson Township. Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; Milford.


Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Anderson Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Township, Self-guided tour of residential gardens. Descriptions, parking information and map at website. Free. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes


Clubs & Organizations


Introduction to German Genealogy, 2 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Kenny Burck, president, will give tips on how to start researching German roots. Free. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 528-1744; Union Township.

Art Exhibits

Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourth-

Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

Literary - Libraries River City Writer’s Group, 6-7:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Participants freely share their writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone their craft and network with fellow writers in area. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond. Used Book Fair, Noon-8 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Gently used hardback and paperback books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Adult and children’s items available. Free. 752-5580. Amelia. Used Book Fair, 3-7 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials available for adults, teens and children. Free. 734-2619. Bethel.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Clermont County Tea Party Meeting, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Presentation on Voter Integrity Project about preventing voter fraud and another by American Majority on organizing streets, neighborhoods and precincts. Group works for fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. Free. Presented by Clermont County Tea Party. 237-5530; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7-8 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont Medical Social Services, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200. Confidential testing and education. Free. Appointment required. Presented by Clermont County General Health District. 735-8400. Batavia. Medicinal Herb Presentation, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tano Bistro, 204 W. Loveland Ave., With Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, holistic clinical pharmacist. Focus on antibacterial, gastrointestinal health and urinary tract health. Free. Reservations required. 683-8266. Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Writing Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Group meets first Tuesday of every month. Writers of all levels and genres welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 248-0700. Milford. Used Book Fair, Noon-8 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, Free. 752-5580. Amelia. Used Book Fair, Noon-7:30 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, Free. 734-2619. Bethel.

Senior Citizens Caregivers Assistance Network: Partnerships in Motion: A Renaissance in Aging, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., St. Matthew Room. Program uses uplifting and reflective exercises to help participants develop action steps to use to care for an aging parent or relative, to look for new ways to help those coping with aging or caring for a loved one, or to explore what’s next in their life as they near retirement. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 929-4483; Anderson Township.


Summer Camp - Arts

Art Exhibits

Clay Works Youth Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., June 4-8. Learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring creativity. Classes are small, with maximum of 12 students per class. Students receive group and individual instruction at their own level. Ages 7-13. $220. Registration required. 683-2529; www.whis-

Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.


MAY 31, 2012 • BETHEL JOURNAL • B3

Flavorful fish tacos: It’s in the rub with cream cheese and strawberries. Cooks Illustrated also has a wonderful recipe for Boston brown bread, which is a bit too long to include here. Check out their site for the recipe. To make strawberry (or pineapple) cream cheese, mix softened cream cheese with fresh diced strawberries and sweeten with confectioners sugar, or blend softened cream cheese with drained, crushed pineapple. You can also simply stir strawberry jam into softened cream cheese.

I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve had over the years for fish tacos. Some were complicated, some were easy and most were pretty good since I have always used Rita a homeHeikenfeld made spice RITA’S KITCHEN rub. Today I was in a time crunch so I used a Southwestern blend from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices at Findlay Market instead of making my own rub. It was so good that I decided to leave the fish whole and serve it as an entree instead of as a taco. The time saved from making my own rub was happily spent in the garden, pulling weeds from the rows of Swiss chard and red onions.

Master recipe for Tex-Mex fish and tacos Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Fish 2 pounds firm white fish (I used halibut) Olive oil Southwestern seasoning

Brush fish on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle on both sides with seasoning. Roast 8-10 minutes depending upon thickness of fish, until it flakes with a fork. Don’t overcook. While fish is roasting, make sauce. To serve fish as an entree:

Butter 1½ cups brown-bread flour (see note) 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ⁄3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk ½ cup raisins, currants, dried cherries, cranberries, apricots or your favorite dried fruit

Rita's recipe for Southwestern-seasoned fish can be used by itself or as a component in fish tacos. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Leave whole and serve sauce alongside or drizzled on top. I served mine with a side of potatoes. To make tacos: 8 tortillas (corn or flour), warmed 1 small head Napa cabbage, shredded or favorite greens, shredded

Break cooked fish into pieces and divide among tortillas. Top with cabbage and taco sauce. Serve with avocado wedges. Cathy’s cilantro scallion creamy sauce Cathy, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, gave me this recipe after I finished

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B4 • BETHEL JOURNAL • MAY 31, 2012

Ole Fisherman is busy in workshop

Howdy folks, We have been busy in the carpenter shop repairing kitchen chairs, doing some weed eating and we visited a nursing home. On the way home from the nursing home, we decided to stop in Newtonsville at the Gathering Place (restaurant) and have a sandwich. It was a big one and good. This restaurant is small, but the service is good. The folks try to please their customers. My brother Frank always liked to eat there. For a town as small as Newtonsville, there is a grocery store, a hardware store, a post office and the Gathering Place. When you look at towns so small, Newtonsville sure stands up front for service to the public. Oh, I almost forgot they have an antique store. In the barn on the place where Ruth Ann and her folks used to live. When we got home

from this trip, Ruth Ann said we need to pick some rhubarb. It is some of the best George we have Rooks had for some time. OLE FISHERMAN Some of it went into a rhubarb pie and some went into the freezer for winter. This may sound a little early to be stocking up the freezers for winter, but we have the garden items to use and stock up for winter. The pie she made was sure good. We had pie for a while. By golly, that gal can sure make some fine eating. For dinner the menu was deer steak, baked taters, lettuce/ spinach salad, pie and coffee. The cabbage we planted St. Patrick’s Day is starting to make heads. There will be a couple heads to take to the Cler-

mont County Fair this year along with other produce. Friday, May 18, the Bethel Lions Club gave the fifth graders at the Hill Elementary School in Bethel small trees about 18 inches tall. There were 150 students that got the trees and some chaperones. The saplings were gotten by Lion Jim and the coordination between the Lions Club and the school was done by Lion Terri. Thanks to all the Lions Club members. I finally got to mow the 10 acres of grass for Ruth Ann’s cousins. With all the rain, the ground was so wet. Now with the one inch and eight tenths we got on Monday evening, the horse pasture will have to wait for a while. I wrote about buying a new ice cream maker. We have used it a couple times and it sure does the job. We had some friends here last week so we got the ice cream maker out

and put it in use. We made a gallon of black raspberry ice cream. It was sure good. The folks that were here sure seemed to enjoy the big bowl they each got. I asked if seconds were in order, they said no, but Ruth Ann and I said yes to another bowl. While writing about the ice cream, the Monroe Grange will have their ice cream social at the Grange Hall at Nicholsville July 14, from 5 till 7 p.m. and will have sandwiches and pie and cake also available and it is open to the public. So mark it on your calendar, even though this is early. This ice cream is all homemade, not bought from the store. Each Grange family will make a gallon or two. There will be a gallon of pineapple, along with other flavors. One feller from West Union likes the pineapple so we make a gallon. Now he will eat several bowls and say, “that is the best I

have ever eaten.” Then at the ice cream social at Louisville Grange in Adams County, he always says, “that is the best I have ever eaten” so it makes a person think he likes pineapple, wouldn’t you think? This past Saturday evening, the Bethel High School Alumni was held. There was a big crowd. There was a feller, John Donaldson there from California. He enjoys the alumni and always tells me how he enjoys the Ole Fisherman column. He was at the Bethel United Methodist Church Sunday morning. We went to the A&M Orchard Monday to pick strawberries. There were lots of folks there picking. The folks told us there has been the biggest bunch of pickers there this year so the berries will be running out. On the way back, we stopped at the Grants Farm and got a flat of

strawberry plants. Our bed of strawberries have not done very good, so we planted another bed. I tilled the ground real good, then made ridges, put down plastic and made a hole in the black plastic to set the plant in the ground. After getting the plants put down, I watered them real good. Then the Good Lord watered them real good that evening. Hope next year to have a good harvest. The other bed was in a wet area due to all the rain we have had. I didn’t have it drained real good. So much for my mistake. This new bed will drain better. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. More later. God bless.

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

Mercy sets standard in wound care The Wound Care Centers at Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital and Mt. Airy Hospital are among the best in the nation when it comes to healing chronic wounds. In 2011, the Clermont Hospital center had a healing rate of 97 percent and the Mt. Airy center had a healing rate of 95 percent compared to the national benchmark of 89 percent.

The news is especially important with the increasing demand for effective, dedicated treatment of a chronic wound, defined as a wound that doesn’t improve in four weeks and does not completely heal within eight weeks. Many of the patients Mercy Health treats are diabetic or older adults with poor circulation, two popu-

lations that continue to grow rapidly in the U.S. and that are particularly vulnerable to developing a chronic wound. “The rise in obesity and the growth of the aging population results in more diabetics and a higher number of diabetic wounds,” said Brian Shiff, M.D., medical director of the Wound Care Center at

Clermont Hospital, which also has a hyperbaric medicine program in conjunction with the center. The two hospitals’ patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach and advancements in treatment methods have contributed to their success rates in the treatment of chronic wounds. In the past, a chronic wound could eventually lead to amputation of the infected foot or leg, but medicine has made strides in reducing those worstcase scenarios. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of leg and foot amputations among older Americans with diabetes declined by 65 percent between 1996 and 2008. Mercy Health’s Wound Care Programs were among the first in Greater Cincinnati. To learn more visit, and engage in the conversation via Mercy Health’s social media channels (@mercy_health on Twitter and Mercy Health on Facebook).

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Bethel Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club alumni member Rob Kelly shows members how to set up a goat for showing at fair. THANKS TO ALICIA CRAYCRAFT

Bethel Beefers & Sheepers meet The Bethel Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club held a meeting May 20 at the Kelly farm in Hamerville. Club alumni Rob Kelly and Kayla Kelly showed members how to properly walk a goat for the fair this year as the Cloverbuds in the club fished and played games. Before the meeting, members attended horse clinics May 7, May 14 and the May 21. Members also attended a meat rabbit clinic May 22. Members were able to get their rabbits tattooed at the clinic

and if they were already tattooed, you were to give the numbers to Shari Kelly. In the near future, Heather Bradley is running the food booth after the dressage show at the fairgrounds to raise money for the new wash racks that are going on the west side of the fairgrounds for the boer goat, pygmy goat and dairy goat kids. The club’s next meeting will be June 10th at the East Fork State Park ranger station in Bethel.

Submitted by Alicia Craycraft, club reporter.



Jay Bruce wasn’t the only one who hit a homerun on April 27, 2012. Trinity also hit a homerun when Katie said, "Yes!"

Four generations of Daughertys in Bethel were recently introduced to the fifth generation. Lillie Daugherty was born Oct. 29, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. Parents are Josh and Amanda. Welcoming Lillie home was big brother Ayden. The patriarch of the family, Harold B. Daugherty, will celebrate his 92nd birthday in September. Great grandparents are Howard and Terri Daugherty. In front from left are: Evonne and Jerry Daugherty, Harold and Ruth Daugherty. Middle row: Amy Daugherty, Eva, Stacie, Stephanie and Noah Roewer and Amanda holding Ayden Daugherty. Back row: Terri and Howard Daugherty, Jay Roewer, Harold L. Daugherty and Josh holding Lillie Daugherty. THANKS TO TERRI DAUGHERTY


MAY 31, 2012 • BETHEL JOURNAL • B5

POLICE REPORTS BETHEL Arrests/citations Lisa M. Britt, 38, 259 Pedretti Ave., driving under influence, May 2. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, April 27.

Incidents/investigations Domestic dispute At East Plane Street, April 23. Domestic violence At North Main Street, April 27. Theft Female stated money taken from credit union with no authorization; $1,360 at 3346 Patterson Road, April 23.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Paul Allen Kaesheimer, 29, 591 St Rt 122, Felicity, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering

dangerous drugs, tampering with drugs at 591 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 16. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 4170 Dela Palma, Williamsburg, May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 3177 Leuders Road, Goshen, May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 2641 Pringle Road, Goshen,

an occupied structure when another person is present, with purpose to commit any criminal offense at 2665 Sugartree Road, Bethel, May 15. Travis Haag, 19, 342 S. East St., Bethel, possession of drugs at 342 S. East St., Bethel, May 14.

Steven S. Short, 32, 8004 Griffith Road, Feesburg, criminal trespass, theft at 834 Cox Lane, Felicity, May 14.



ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500



911 Main Street, Estate of Thomas Reckman to Roger & Cassaundra Anderson, $20,000.

BAPTIST Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst

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Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

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



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


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

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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

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May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 5142 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 4364 Ireton Road, Williamsburg, May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 4751 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, Batavia, May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115

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

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


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

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


B6 • BETHEL JOURNAL • MAY 31, 2012

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

Filings Mealnie Carter vs. David McFarland, et al., other tort. Timothy M. Duncan, et al., vs. Darrel G. Terry, et al., other tort. Rodney J. Richwine vs. Melink Corp./Administrator Ohio Bureau Of Workers Compensation, worker’s compensation. Jackie Naegele vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/American Home Health Care Inc., worker’s compensation. Nicole Brown vs. Epilepsy Council of Greater Cincinnati/Stephen Buehrer, worker’s compensation. Christina Johnson vs. Foot Locker Retail Inc./Stephen Buehrer, worker’s compensation. David Holland vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator Ohio Bureau/Malachi Masonery Inc., worker’s compensation. Arthur R. Stephenson vs. Staffmark Holdings Inc., worker’s compensation. General Electric Credit Union vs. Estate Of Alberta R. Justice, et al., foreclosure. Everbank vs. Unknown heirs beneficiaries of Sally M. Holland, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Steven F. Shelton, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Stefan T. Kraus, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Helen Stemmerding, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jason Brannum, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Donald W. Fletcher, et al., foreclosure. MorEquity Inc. vs. Robert Meyer,

et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Melony D. Rickey, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Nathan B. Skowronek, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Marian J. Moore, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Adam C. Tiettmeyer, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Patty Preston, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Luke Palmer, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. David Benhase, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Timothy J. Morris, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. James R. Foxton, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Micah W. Bird, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Michael Myers, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Edward L. Petrey, et al., foreclosure. Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Louis E. Burns, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Anna Bell Minton, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Jennifer L. Voss, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Earl Moeller, et al., foreclosure. Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Michael B. Reuss, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Ronald B. Robinson, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Marcia Fertig, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Eric J. Myers, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Stephen M. Smith, et al., foreclosure.

Bank of New York Mellon vs. Nathan Zeigler, et al., foreclosure. M and T Bank vs. Travis V. Baum, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Jeffrey A. Snider, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. David A. Wallace, et al., foreclosure. EverBank vs. Lyvonne L. Williams, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. William L. Sizemore Sr., et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Ellen Binning, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Charles M. Wesselkamper, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Raejean Funk, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Stephen Branch, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Holly D. Elliott, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA Successor by Merger to BAC vs. Tien Nguyen, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Karen S. McCloskey, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger to BAC Home vs. Ricky E. Belt, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Joseph R. Marschke, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Jennifer Young, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA as trustee successor vs. Rae Marie A. Smith, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Timothy Boesken, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Donald Lee Crouthers, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA Successor by Merger to BAC Home vs.

Lewis E. Frith II, et al., foreclosure. Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Roy Bailey, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kimberly S. Kauza, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Patricia A. Jaspers, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Amanda K. DeBruler, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Nathan L. Johnson, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Linda S. Baker, et al., foreclosure. Union Savings Bank vs. Jonda Financial Group Inc., et al., other civil. David Taylor vs. Duke Energy Ohio Inc., et al., other civil. Clear Channel Broadcasting Inc. vs. Robert K. Riggsbee, et al., other civil. University Hospital vs. Brenda Hisle, other civil. Mitchell International Inc. vs. Crosstown Customs Inc., other civil. Joseph Gaffin vs. Schumacher Homes of Cincinnati Inc., other civil. Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. Planes Transportation Services, et al., other civil. Thomas M. Tepe Sr. vs. Christopher Walker, et al., other civil. Alro Steel vs. Giese Screw Machine Products Co., et al., other civil. Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Bruce E. Botts, et al., other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Ellen Obert, other civil. Jessica Jeffers vs. Joe Blank, et al., other civil. Robert G. Forsee vs. Neysa Beckler, et al., other civil. PNC Bank NA vs. Tracey L. Maus, et al., other civil.

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Jill M. Morehead vs. Gregory T. Morehead

Dissolution John Redmon II vs. Crystal Redmon Gary York vs. Nancy York Wayne Pyles vs. Kathy Pyles Jessica Lowenstein vs. Shawn Lowenstein Daniel S. Franklin vs. Savannah R. Pendergrass-Franklin Diane M. Mahlman Payne vs. Terry Payne Trevor Foster vs. Amy Foster Amanda G. Bell vs. Christopher L. Bell Brenda M. Reffit vs. Dennis R. Reffit Jr.

Indictments The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Clinton William Harris, 31, 1130 Elick Lane, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Brian Douglas Burke, 41, 2268 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Ronald P. Polston, 44, 30 Sioux Court, Batavia, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Michelle L. Polston, 43, 30 Sioux Court, Batavia, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Gordon J. Haas, 31, 128 Dawn Lane, Peebles, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services.

Lonnie L. Cole, 62, 300 Blue Run Road, Irvine, Ky workers' compensation fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bureau Of Worker’s Compensation. Rodney Eugene Presley, 43, 1 Moores Lane, Felicity, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Stefanie Nicole Link, 25, 563 S. Charity St. Bethel, passing bad checks, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. William Todd Schleehauf, 49, at large, kidnapping, rape, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence, burglary, domestic violence, Milford Police. Michael Joseph Kern, 25, 5 Lake Drive, Loveland, theft, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Allen Ray Morris, 51, 1894 Parker Road, Goshen, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Robert David Davenport, 34, 206 Redbird, Loveland, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Donald J. Winburn, 47, 3432 Cleveland Lane, Amelia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Darlene F. Winburn, 47, 3432 Cleveland Lane, Amelia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mark Edward Steelman Jr., 21, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


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free concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St. White is a Christian music singer and songwriter who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry. The doors open at 6 p.m. For more information about Jonathan White, visit http:// The church is at 19 E. Main St.; 753-6770;

Church of the Good Samaritan

The church is having a book and rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. The church is at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old afternoon and 18-36 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Parents may choose one or two days a week. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 6834256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

First Church of God of Summerside

The church is having a revival with Pastor Greg Halcomb starting June 11. No end date has been scheduled. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 4704 Summerside Road.

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Goshen United Methodist Church

The Goshen United Methodist Women will have its Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, at the church. Items for sale will be bakery and candy goods, crafts, white elephant items, plants and several silent auction items. The United Methodist Men will help with the pancake breakfast. Proceeds go to the United Methodist Agape Food Pantry expansion project. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road; 722-2541;

Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church

Mt. Moriah UM Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the picnic shelter. This will be the last meeting before fall. Bring a dish to share. Side dishes, entree, salads, rolls, drinks and desserts will be provided. Mindy Sims will discuss her mission trips to Haiti.

Trinity Christian Fellowship

Pastor Rex Schrolucke and Trinity Christian Fellowship invite the public to hear David Caudill, politcial-military affairs officer, Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 27. Caudill joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2005, after serving for nearly a decade as Clermont County Clerk of Courts. He has served as vice consul at the U.S. embassy in Santiago, Chile; as a political officer in Doha, Qatar; as the Rule of Law section chief at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Baghdad, Iraq; and in his current assignment as the political and military affairs officer for Israel at state department headquarters in Washington. Caudill is a 1981 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He holds a bachelor of arts in history and a master of public administration from Northern Kentucky University, and a master of arts in political science and law degree from the University of Cincinnati. Caudill has been married to Michelle for 24 years. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-7729; www.trinitychristian


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