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About 100 village residents and business owners responded to a survey sent out by Bethel officials earlier this year. The survey was sent to every home in the village and to every business from West Street to East Street in an effort to gauge public opinion about what direction the community should take in its development efforts. “We got 100 back, which is a really good turnout,” said Bethel council member Priscilla Johnson. “I’d like to see more than 100 next time, but that’s good for now. A lot of them said they felt our village was not up to par and that it was looking very run down. That seemed to be the most popular comment.” FULL STORY, A3

One for two

In an effort to save money, the Village Council recently hired one person to work two jobs. Dana King will split her time between the village’s utilities and police departments working as a clerk in the utilities department and helping Police Chief Mark Planck with paperwork once a week, said Bethel Village Administrator Travis Dotson. Planck has been without a police clerk for several years. However, King won’t start working in the police department until after she learns the new software program in the utilities department, Dotson said. FULL STORY, A3

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Laura Buckler and Jesse Wardlow hold hands as they walk at Felicity-Franklin High School’s graduation May 29. For more photos, please see page A5.

The Bethel-Tate National Honor Society recently donated more than $200 worth of toys to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Morgan Gill, a 2010 BethelTate graduate who was National Honor Society president her senior year, led the fundraising and donation. “During my senior year we decided to make and sell homecoming T-shirts for our student section. We raised more than $200 that we wanted to give to Children’s, but with proms and graduations it got pushed aside,” she said. Although Gill is now a freshman at the University of Dayton she didn’t forget about the money. During her fall break, she went to Bethel-Tate High School and started working on the purchase order so the club could buy the toys. Gill and current National Honor Society member Kayla Leonard went to Toys “R” Us and bought three full boxes worth of toys to donate. They dropped them off at Children’s Wednesday, May 18. “When a child has to go to Children’s they get a toy. Our donation will mean there are more toys to give,” Gill said. “This was something we could do to make an impact outside our town.” Bethel-Tate High School honor society adviser Will Lytle said the

“This was something we could do to make an impact outside our town.”

Morgan Gill Former Bethel-Tate National Honor Society president

Children’s donation is just one in a long list of volunteer activities the club does each year. In fact, each student in the group is expected to earn at least four community service hours per month. “The kids are all very involved … the donations and community service work are things we do to give back to the community,” Lytle said. He said Children’s was the perfect organization for the club to partner. “Most of the students have either been at Children’s or have had a brother or a sister who had to go there. When kids know that other kids are in need they want to help,” Lytle said. Although students have to do some type of community service to gradate from Bethel-Tate Lytle said he’d like to see more kids get involved outside of school. “At Bethel-Tate we are trying to establish that, of course academics are important, but we also want to prepare kids to be active members of our community, not just be part of it,” he said. “We want them to be out seeing what a difference they can make.”

Bethel website to get new look By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL - After years of being maintained by village of employees, is getting a new look and new webmasters. The website is undergoing a redesign by Creative Ninjas, who also will maintain the website once the new design is complete, said village Administrator Travis Dotson. The new design will cost about $1,200 with a $60 per month maintenance charge. Dotson said the transition is necessary because the village employees have not had time to update the current website as frequently as they should. “This has not worked well because it never seems to be a priority to keep it updated,” he said.

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Some of the website’s new features will include forms and information residents can download instead of coming to the village office to pick up “This will provide a more professionally run site that will offer more to our residents. Maintenance of the site will be done regularly and new items will be posted in a timely fashion.” Bethel Mayor James Dick said hiring an outside firm to handle the website sounds expensive, but is cheaper than paying village employees overtime to do the same job. “To be blunt, we don’t have the time or the expertise to be able to make a website that is interactive

and user-friendly,” he said. “When you go outside and contract services like this, you’re getting somebody who is much more knowledgeable and it’s more efficient dollar-wise to pay a contractor than paying your administrator or somebody else to do those things.” Some of the website’s new features will include forms and information residents can download instead of coming to the village office to pick up, Dotson said. “We will be adding frequently

used forms for download such as the zoning code, the property maintenance code and the newly developed special events planning guide and application,” he said. Dick said making the forms available online will make it easier for residents to obtain them, since they won’t be restricted to coming by the village municipal building to pick them up during business hours. “It’s for their convenience,” he said. “They can just get online and print out what they need and not have the lag time that can happen whenever you don’t have a form you need and it’s available outside regular business hours, which is a big convenience factor.” The new website is expected to launch next month, Dotson said.

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Felicity-Franklin High School graduates, from left, Samantha Manning, Kayla Kelly and Kelsey Baker, were granted their American FFA Degrees this past year at the national convention.


The top fruit sales people for the Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter for 2010-2011 were honored at the recent banquet. From left in front are: Dakota Wise, tie for first place; Tyler Smith, tie for first place; Derek Nagy, 10th place; Sydney Snider, fourth; Dani Davis, eighth; Shayla Baker, ninth. Back row: Laura Buckler, third; Greg Henson, fifth; Marshall Burchett, sixth; Emily May, 11th; Chris Smith, 12th; Ian Woodmansee, 13th; Brandon Kirk, seventh; Serena Spaulding, 14th; Jodi Seale, 15th.

Felicity-Franklin FFA honors members for great 2010-2011 Outstanding Student Awards: • Star Greenhand Jodi Seale; second place Serena Spaulding; third place Alexis Faubion; third place Emily May; and fifth place Terra Shouse. • Star Chapter Farmer Sydney Snider; second place Carley Snider; third place Tiffany Lawson; fourth place Rickelle Belt; fifth place Dakota Wise; sixth place Wyatt Blackburn; and seventh place Chris Smith. • Outstanding Junior Brandon Kirk; and second place Shayla Baker. • Outstanding Senior Laura Buckler; second place Alex Stevenson; third place Ian Woodmansee; fourth place Laura Freeman; and fifth place Alex Baker. Chapter Proficiency Awards: • Beef production: Brandon Kirk • Landscape Manage-


The Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter won another banner for their classroom wall, this one for Agriculture Issues Forum. The team placed second in the state. The team members are, from left, Carley Snider, Tiffany Lawson, Alex Stevenson and Sydney Snider.

More than 300 people attended the 55th annual Felicity-Franklin FFA banquet recently. Many awards and recognitions were handed out including the following:


The 2010-2011 Felicity-Franklin FFA officers celebrate with a song the end of the annual banquet that had just ended. From left are: Laura Freeman, Laura Buckler, Rickelle Belt, Carley Snider, Sydney Snider, Alex Stevenson and Ian Woodmansee. ment: Dakota Wise • Poultry Production: Dakota Wise • Specialty Animal Production: Shayla Baker with goats • Swine Production: Alexis Faubion • Floriculture: Chelsea Emery

• Specialty Crop Production: Brandon Kirk Honorary Members: • Ann Buckler • Theresa Herron Brady Rudd Memorial Scholarship: • Ian Woodmansee

• Laura Buckler First annual FFA Alumni Scholarships: • Ian Woodmansee • Laura Freeman • Laura Buckler • Alex Baker • Travis Smith • Alex Stevenson THERESA L. HERRON/STAFF

Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter president Laura Buckler welcomes more than 300 guests to the annual banquet May 16.

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These Felicity-Franklin FFA members were honored for their participation in the Career Development Event. From left are Bobby Hull, Ian Woodmansee, Derek Nagy and Dusty Brandenburg.


The Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter’s top seniors were honored at the recent banquet. From left are: Laura Buckler, Alex Stevenson, Ian Woodmansee, Laura Freeman and Alex Baker.


The Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter placed fourth in the state in the Agriculture Communications Contest. From left are: Alex Stevenson who placed third in the state in the individual contest, Tiffany Lawson, Laura Buckler, Ian Woodmansee who placed first in the state in the individual contest, and Laura Freeman.


Joey Atkins plays guitar and sings with Derek Nagy on stage before the 55th annual Felicity-Franklin FFA banquet May 16. The two also performed at the annual Ohio FFA Convention earlier in May.

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CLERMONT COUNTY – The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati will host the first Cincinnati Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament Saturday, July 23, at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131. Teams of three to five players will compete for bragging rights as they play ball throughout the day, leading to the crowning of a champion by day’s end. Check in is at 9 a.m. Game time is 10 a.m. Cost is $80 for teams of adults, age 14 and over; $65 for you teams, age 13 and under. For information on registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call the Epilepsy Foundation at 721-2905 or go to to register. Proceeds from the event will help fund the numerous programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation.

Butteryfly counting

CLERMONT CO – The first-ever butterfly count in Clermont County will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Volunteers should meet at the U.S. Army Corps Visitor Center, 2185 Slade Road, at 9 a.m. Small groups led by experienced butterfly counters will visit locations within a 15mile radius to count and catalog the butterflies. The count is sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association. There is a $3 participation fee. Visitors are asked to bring water, snacks and a packable lunch. The group will meet at the visitorcenterat3:30p.m.totallythe results and share refreshments. For more information or to register, call the Corps park ranger at 513-797-6081 or go to and click on events.

About 100 village residents and business owners responded to a survey sent out by Bethel officials earlier this year. The survey was sent to every home in the village and to every business from West Street to East Street in an effort to gauge public opinion about what direction the community should take in its development efforts. “We got 100 back, which is a really good turnout,” said Bethel council member Priscilla Johnson. “I’d like to see more than 100 next time, but that’s good for now. A lot of them said they felt our village was not up to par and that it was looking very run down. That seemed to be the most popular comment.” Bethel Mayor James Dick also said most of the survey responses


New Bethel clerk to work in utilities, police By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL – In an effort to save money, the Village Council recently hired one person to work two jobs. Dana King will split her time between the village’s utilities and police departments working as a clerk in the utilities department and helping Police Chief Mark Planck with paperwork once a week, said Bethel Village Administrator Travis Dotson. Planck has been without a police clerk for several years. However, King won’t start working in the police department until after she learns the new software program in the utilities department, Dotson said. “She will be doing much

of the data entry for transitioning to the new software,” he said. “Once we complete the transition to the new software, she will begin working one day per week as the police clerk for Chief Planck. This will provide Chief Planck with some much needed filing and reporting and thereby free him up to do other tasks.” Bethel Village Councilman and Personnel Committee chairman Alan Ausman said hiring a police clerk was in this year’s budget, but council had not anticipated Julie Ermi’s retirement. “The money to hire a clerk was appropriated this year, but when Julie Ermi retried we decided to fill the void with one person instead of two to see how

that works,” he said. “Chief Planck is buried in paperwork down there so it’s going to be a great benefit to have somebody down to help him, even if it’s just one day a week.” King will be paid $11 an hour and her salary will likely be split between the utilities and police funds, Ausman said. He also said he expects King to continue splitting her time between the two departments until the village becomes more financially stable and the state removes it from fiscal emergency. “We’ve really had to ask all of the employees to do more with less and take on tasks they’ve never done before,” he said. “We’ve

expressed concern about enforcement of the maintenance code, especially on foreclosed homes. “They seem to want more enforcement of the property maintenance code and upkeep of some properties,” he said. “With the economic downturn, that can be an issue because like many other villages, we do have some foreclosures and tracking down the true owner of those homes can be a difficult thing to do.” However, both Johnson and Dick said the village is in the process of looking for a new maintenance code officer, who will both enforce and revise the current code. “We’re looking at getting someone to do the maintenance code, which has not been done in Bethel in many, many years,” Johnson said. “Ron Dunn stepped down so he could go back to school, so the mayor is looking to appoint someone for that posi-

tion. The public wants that and they want to see the village look nice and I totally agree.” Aside from concerns about the maintenance code, residents also made it clear in the results they do not want to see major industrial development in the village, Dick said. “The community members don’t want to have some big industrial growth,” he said. “In my opinion, I’ve never been a terribly big fan of that either, especially since our transportation assets are somewhat weak other than Ohio 125.” Dick also said he was thankful to the residents who responded to the survey and hopes to hear more feedback from residents in the future. “I feel very strongly that you need to have input from your community to be able to make good decisions on what needs to be changed, if anything needs to be changed,” he said.


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The Clermont County commissioners are looking to increase the Clermont Transportation Connection bus fares. The commissioners are recommending raising fares by $1 per ride. That would make door-to-door service $5 per ride and all other services – including the Metro Express Routes in Clermont County – $4 per ride. Increasing the rates by $1 would generate an additional $165,000, which would make the CTC’s budget solvent and self-sufficient, said CTC Director Ben Capelle in a report. In previous years, the budget has been subsidized with money from the county’s general fund. A rate increase also would help the county

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Effective in 2009, but were named Excellent with Distinction this year. The Felicity-Franklin Local School District has been rated Excellent for the last two year and, if they keep that rating, they may be able to receive an additional $17,901 from the state in fiscal year 2012 and $17,717 in fiscal year 2013. Superintendent Glenn Moore said the FelicityFranklin Local School District has not been adversely affected by the state’s biennium budget, but the school board has still had to make cuts to keep up with rising costs. The district does not have a plan for how the spend the money should it come their way, he said. “We always appreciate any little extra that comes our way. I am sure an additional $17,000 will be spent wisely,” he said.

recoup more of the cost of providing bus services and built a carryover balance, Capelle said. Capelle CTC spends about $5.60 per ride on operations. The commissioners and Capelle discussed the possible increase Tuesday, May 31. All three commissioners were in favor of increasing the fares. “I don’t want to wait until we’re behind and then jack the rates up tremendously. I’d rather do a smaller increase now and keep up with the costs,” Commissioner Archie Wilson said. “If it costs us $5.60 per ride to provide the service and you’re riding the express downtown for $4, that’s still a heck of a deal, especially

Door-to-door service would be $5 per ride and all other services – including the Metro Express Routes in Clermont County – $4 per ride. when you look at gas prices and how much it costs to park.” The commissioners, who control the CTC rates, have to have three public hearings and a 60-day comment period before taking official action. The public hearing dates have not been set. The commissioners also are proposing eliminating discounts for the students and children. For more information, visit

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would have loved to have given them more, but the money wasn’t there.” Districts rated below Excellent will get no extra money. School administrators generally welcome the money, but some say it does not come close to replacing money the districts have lost in the past few years. If the Bethel-Tate Local School District can hang on to its Excellent with Distinction rating next year, the district could receive $38,140 in fiscal year 2012 and $33,545 in fiscal year 2013. Superintendent Jim Smith said the district would use any additional revenue to offset losing $1 million in stimulus funding in the next two years. “It would be a little scoop out of the big bucket of less money,” Smith said. Bethel-Tate was rated Excellent in 2006, 2007 and 2008. They slipped to

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through June 29. This annual award is presented by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County in the name of one of the original members of the organization, Orpha Gatch, to recognize the achievement of a Clermont County woman for her outstanding civic service. Nominees must live in Clermont County and the activities for which the nominee is being recognized must be volunteer. Nominees should symbolize the energy, optimism and trust of the early suffragists. Send: Name, address, day, cell and evening telephone numbers of the nominee. Type or print clearly the reason why this person is being nominated. All judges are former recipients of the award. You may attach one additional typewritten page in support of your nomination. Nomination forms may be downloaded from Nominations may be anonymous and may be made by the nominee. Submissions must be received by June 29, not just

postmarked, by this date to League of Women Voters of Clermont County, Box 733, Milford, Ohio 45150. Call 831-1870. Information to the following must be provided: • List the civic and/or community activities of the nominee, which have had a positive impact on Clermont County. • List the personal qualities or traits that you believe have added to this nominee’s effectiveness. • Describe a particular event or activity which you believe makes them deserving of this award. • Describe how nominee demonstrates initiative and courage. • Additional background information the judges should consider. • Also, include the name, address and telephone numbers of the nominator with a signature. The award will be presented at the annual Suffragist dinner which celebrates the passage of the 19 Amendment “Lest We Forget” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at ReceptionsEastgate.


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Brian Atkinson, who graduated from Felicity-Franklin High School Sunday, May 29, pins a flower onto Tyna Davis’ shirt.



Marlanna Tackett, left, and Ciara Nickol make “2011” with their fingers while waiting for Felicity-Franklin High School’s graduation to start Sunday, May 29. Also pictured is Travis Smith.

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Kim Benjamin picks up flowers for her parents before graduating from Felicity-Franklin High School Sunday, May 29.

Felicity-Franklin says farewell to Class of 2011 The Felicity-Franklin High School Class of 2011 graduated Sunday, May 29, with a ceremony in the school’s competition gym. The valedictorian was Amanda White, the salutatorian was Ian Woodmansee, the historian was Laura Buckler and the class president was Shane Kabler. The class motto was “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened,” by Dr. Seuss. The class colors were lime green and black, the flower was a rose and the song was “I Made It,” by Kevin Rudolf.


Derek Elliott, left, helps Erik Biller get his cap and gown on before FelicityFranklin High School’s graduation Sunday, May 29, at the school.

Katelyn Smith and Zack Burton take their graduation walk together Sunday, May 29, in the Felicity-Franklin competition gym.

Amanda White, the Felicity-Franklin High School valedictorian for the Class of 2011, says a few words at graduation Sunday, May 29.

Shane Kabler, left, Muhammad Abdullah, Cody Eubanks and Jon Thomas Brunton hang out before graduating from Felicity-Franklin High School Sunday, May 29.

Sadie Mullins, left, Kayla Wagner, Courtney Smith and Laura Freeman check out pictures of FelicityFranklin’s previous graduates before their commencement ceremony Sunday, May 29.


Felicity-Franklin High School graduate Heather Parker spends time with her sister Shelby Parker, 6, at graduation Sunday, May 29.

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Tigers in the hunt at state meet By Scott Springer

Putting Matt Small on the Bethel-Tate track team was an easy decision for athletic director/track coach Wayne Stacy. In the fall, Stacy adds football coach to his job description and he happened to watch one of his players perform an incredible feat. This particular one took place in a school parking lot. "I walked outside and I saw him jump over a car," Stacy said. "Someone said he couldn't, and I happened to walk out of the building and see him do it." While amazed at the athleticism, Stacy had to put on his disciplinary hat and contain his excitement. "I said, 'What are you doing here?'," Stacy recalled. "I told him, 'You could get hurt...but you should come out for track.'" In his first year of track, the former spring baseball player won the regional title in Dayton in the high jump by clearing 6'4" "Our baseball coach (Jeff Dennis) said to me the other day, 'You owe me a Division I prospect!'" Stacy said. The day before Small prepared for lift-off in Columbus, Stacy was optimistic of his chances. "The top jump from the regional meets was 6'6"," Stacy said. "He's jumped


Matt Small of Bethel-Tate (right) shows off his vertical leap on the football field against Amelia. AD/football coach/track coach Wayne Stacy recruited Small for his track team after watching him leap over a car in the school parking lot. 6'6" this year." Stacy wasn't too far off, as Small delivered at 6'5" which tied him for third in the state DII meet. The winning jump was 6'8". Any title or any placing in a state track meet is historical for Bethel-Tate, considering their last state champion came 40 years ago.

The Tigers won a state title in 1971 with Gary Vipperman in the mile run. He also was state cross country champ in the old two-mile format. The only other boy to place at the state meet was Wayne Stacy himself in 1986 with a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters in 49.89. That makes the other Bethel-Tate story line interesting as Wayne's daughter, Lauren, placed in the shot put with a toss of 38'9" for eighth place. By Wayne Stacy's recollection, two Bethel girls have placed before, Rhonda Tobler in the early ’80s and Tina Demaris was third in the 800 in 1985. "It makes it kind of interesting that we've both been fortunate enough to represent the school in the state meet," Stacy said. In the Division II discus competition, Lauren Stacy finished 13th with a throw of 113' 4". The mark was 2'3" short of her personal best set in the regional meet in Dayton. With Small being only a junior and his daughter with two more years of eligibility, Wayne Stacy figures they'll be loading the vehicles to head north next year as well. "We hope they go in this year with a great showing and build on it for next year," Stacy said.


Bethel-Tate’s Lauren Stacy made the state meet as a sophomore in the shot put and discus. Her father, Wayne, is the school’s AD/football coach/track coach. He placed in the state meet for Bethel-Tate in 1986 in the 400 meters.

SIDELINES Wiffle ball tournament

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati will host the first Cincinnati Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament on Saturday, July 23, at Miami Meadows Park in Milford. Teams of three to five players will compete for bragging rights as they play ball throughout the day, leading to the crowning of a champion by day’s end. For information on registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please call the Epilepsy Foundation at 721-2905 or go to to register. Proceeds from the event will help

College bound

Bethel-Tate High School senior Brooke Hensley, center, signed a letter of intent May 17 to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to play for their softball team. With her are, from left in front, Mike White, step-father; Hensley, Cindy White, mother. Back row: John Weber, Bethel-Tate softball coach; Jeana Howald, head softball coach at Mount Vernon Nazarene University; and Wayne Stacy, Bethel-Tate athletic director.

fund the numerous programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation.

College coach wanted

The Xavier University Club Football program seeks assistant coaches for the 2011 season. Xavier is a member of the Midwest Club Football Conference. Previous coaching experience preferred. The Musketeers club football team practices three to four nights a week, and plays a schedule of 8-10 games. These are volunteer positions. Send resumes to Sean McCormick, head coach, via e-mail,

BRIEFLY All-region

Thomas More College junior first baseman Andrew Thole, a McNicholas High School graduate, was named All-Mideast Region May 26 by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Thole, who was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year last week, was a first-team selection. He batted .385 as he was 52-for-135 with an NCAA Division III-leading 17 homers, team-leading 14 doubles, 52 runs batted-in and 40 runs scored.


McNick’s Clark wraps illustrious track career By Nick Dudukovich


McNicholas High School senior Lauren Clark (center) competes in the 4x800meter relay during the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Columbus, June 3.

In track, timing is everything. Nobody knows that better than three-time state qualifier Lauren Clark. The McNicholas High School senior has advanced to the past three state championships in the 800-meter and 4x800-meter relay. Clark qualified for the 2011 state meet in the 800 by placing third at regionals with a time of 2 minutes, 18.97 seconds. The mark was more than one second slower than her time during the 2010 postseason, but for good reason. Instead of training to peak earlier in the postseason, as the team has done in the past, coaches Dan Rosenblaum and Kyle Jepson had Clark train with

the intention of running at state. “I ran a slower time, but we’ve been doing different workouts this year,” Clark said. “Usually we prepare to do well at regionals, and this year we were thinking we could do better at state.” Workouts were faster, and focused on speed, according to Clark. During the 2011 state meet, Clark finished 15th with a mark of 2 minutes, 20.91 seconds, June 4, narrowly missing the time she set in 2010 (2:20.01). In the 4x800, Clark was joined by her sister, Maria, as well as Maddie Scott and Kelsey Mueller. The team turned in a third-pace finish during the Division II state meet at The Ohio State University, June 4.

Clark said she was impressed with how her sibling had been able to hold her own in the relay events. “I wasn’t expecting her to get on the 4x8, but she (did) well. It’s nice having her on the team,” Clark said. The runner added that the 4x800 team was strong because all the girls averaged about the same times. Clark, who will attend the University of Dayton as an early childhood education major in the fall, said that her final races were bittersweet. “I’ll miss the team. We’ve been close,” she said. “But I’ll come back next year and watch.” For more coverage, visit

VIEWPOINTS An ounce of prevention helps a lot June 9, 2011






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It’s that time of year when we get excited about spending time ourdoors in warmer weather. But better weather also brings an increase in crimes of opportunity. The Miami Township Police Department reminds you of some steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of property crime. The most common are thefts from unlocked vehicles and unsecured garages where the garage door was left open overnight. Remember thefts from unlocked vehicles can occur at residences and when vehicles are parked in public. The most effective way to stop these thefts is to lock your doors every time you exit. We’ve all

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

In the wake of all of the severe weather in recent weeks, how do you grade the local meteorologists? Are they doing a good job notifying the public of potential danger or is the weather coverage overdone? “I have always thought that the weather coverage has been overdone. I will admit they are getting better at calling the shots and I have to admit I don’t pay as much attention to the sirens as I should.” D.D.

“My opinion sways between good and bad. I definitely think the meterorologists try to whip the public into a frenzy whether it’s snow or tornados. “I appreciate the fact that the public needs to know about tornados in order to take cover ... but does the national news and national schedule have to be blocked for hours at a time while the meteorologists say the same thing over and over? “If people need to go to basements and take cover, say it and be done with it. I know that bad weather is the essence of meteorologists’ existance, but give me a break.” E.E.C. “Which weather report we see depends upon which channel we have on at the time. We have found all four major stations (5, 9, 12 and 19) to give accurate and timely warnings.” R.V. “Good job vs. overdone? A little of both. “I mean they are accurate and earnest. But once the big reports are made, either in the newscast or interrupting a regular program, they could just run a crawl at the bottom of the screen. “Need more drama? Make the crawl in red and flash it on and off if a funnel cloud has actually been sighted.” F.N.

About Ch@troom This week’s questions: Do you believe cell phones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line.

seen it; someone pulls up to run into the store or to drop the kids off leaving their car unlocked and running. Criminals can enter your vehicle and Keith Bullock steal your purse or laptop sitting Community on the front seat. Press Guest We have many Columnist recent reports of this crime. Butler County had numerous purses stolen from unlocked vehicles at daycare facilities. Criminals exploit these opportunities because they are easy targets. The easiest way to combat this

type of crime is to lock your doors every time and take your valuables with you or remove them from sight. Most criminals will not break a window in a public area, but a purse or a laptop on the front seat is very tempting. If you’re going to leave your vehicle parked for an extended period of time, take a few precautions. The first step is to remove valuable items from the vehicle. If this is not possible, valuable items should be stored out of sight, preferably in the trunk. An item that most of us don’t think about is garage door openers. If a criminal gets your opener, they have access to your garage or your home. Second, make sure you lock



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your vehicle. Most criminals are looking for an easy opportunity. They will try doors first and, if unlocked, will search for valuables. If the door is locked, criminals will usually look through the windows for items of value. If they see something, they will break the window. If they don’t observe anything, they will usually move on to an easier target. Police officers will tell you one of the most glaring opportunities is a garage door left open overnight. If a garage door is left open, the criminals have access to your vehicles and items stored in your garage. Often the door leading to your home from the garage is not


locked. Can you imagine anything worse than waking up to the sound of a criminal in your home? We all need to get in the habit of checking the garage door and all exterior doors at night. If we can simply follow these quick and easy steps we could greatly decrease the chances of being victimized. Remove valuables; lock your car; and close your garage door. The Miami Township Police Department asks all citizens to help reduce these crimes of opportunity and enhance the quality of life in our community. Detective Keith Bullock is a member of the Miami Township Police Department.

Call engineer for foundation inspection Do you have foundation cracks, wall cracks, sticking doors and windows and sloping floors? Consult an independent professional engineer first to determine the cause of the problem. Foundation cracks due to differential foundation settlement can be caused by several conditions. The building code requirement for at least 30-inch footing depth was established to resist frost heave from ice expansion in the ground during the winter months. The top layer of soil has gone through these types of changes over the decades and is typically not very compacted. Some of the soils in the Greater Cincinnati area are classified as expansive clay. This type of soil changes volume when the moisture content changes. The soil shrinks in the dry summer and fall, when the rain quits falling as seen by cracks in ground. When the moisture returns to the soil during the winter and spring due to higher quantities of rain and snow, the soil swells back to its previous volume. This type of differential movement can be seen in houses that have cyclical cracks which open and close, doors rubbing the frames part of the year, etc., during the various seasons.

Watering along the exterior house foundation may help control this movement, but should be started very early in the year. Foundations Michael that are supported Montgomery at different soil are likely Community depths to settle differenPress guest tially. This condicolumnist tion is typical when a shallow foundation is placed near a deeper basement foundation or on sloping lots. In older homes, underground waste piping and/or underground downspout piping can crack or break. When the piping fails water leaks along the footing, softening the soil, causing the foundation to settle differentially. The typical repair for differential foundation settlement is underpinning piers that extend the foundation deeper into the soil. There are several types of underpinning repairs. The foundation pier systems offered by foundation repair contractors cost in the range of $130 to $200 per foot of wall to be supported. The work is expen-

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Bethel Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Bethel Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. sive and there are many variables in the soil, house construction and support methods to consider. A professional engineer can evaluate all of these factors and offer an unbiased opinion for the most permanent and efficient method of stabilization. An independent professional engineer should inspect the property first to determine the actual cause of the differential movement and suggest the appropriate repairs, if repairs are even necessary. All cracks are not a foundation problem. If foundation repairs are suggested, the engineer can provide an engineering design plan with the appropriate type of pier placed in strategic locations that several contractors can use to

make their bid. The plan may be used to obtain a building permit and provide a record of the repair for the future, such as during the sale of the property. Foundation contractors typically send out a sales person that does not have any formal training and needs to sell their product, not an unbiased professional engineer. Only a professional engineer is legally allowed to practice engineering. Contractors cannot suggest they are an engineer, unless they are state licensed professional engineers. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group, is licensed Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He can be reached at 800-285-3001 or

Medicare general enrollment period is here Need Medicare Part B? If you’re eligible, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, let me fill you in on some general information. Medicare is a medical insurance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money. Here are the facts. There are four parts to Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D: • Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care and other services. • Part B helps pay for doctors’ fees, outpatient hospital visits and other medical services and supplies not covered by Part A. • Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a provider organization. These plans, known as

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Medicare Advantage Plans, may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee. You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. • Part D is the Medicare Prescription Drug

Program. Most people first become eligible for Medicare at age 65, and there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2011, the standard premium is $115.40. Some higher-income individuals pay more than the standard premium. Your Part B premium also can be higher if you do not enroll during your initial enrollment period, or when you first become eligible. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, you can delay

Medicare is a medical insurance program for retired and disabled people. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. your Medicare Part B enrollment without having to pay higher premiums if you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member. If this situation applies to you, you can sign up for Medicare Part B without paying higher premiums: • Any month you are under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member.

• Within eight months after your employment or group health plan coverage ends, whichever comes first. If you are disabled and working (or you have coverage from a working family member), the same rules apply. Remember: Most people are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B when they become eligible. If you don’t enroll in Medicare Part B when you first become eligible to apply and you don’t fit into one of the above categories, you’ll have to wait until the general enrollment period, which is Jan. 1 through March 31 of each year. At that time, you may have to pay a higher Medicare Part B premium. For more information about Medicare, visit Or read our publication on Medicare at 43.html. Sue Denny is the public affairs specialist for Social Security in Cincinnati.

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Dr. Rogers practiced medicine in the village of New Richmond for 56 years and was the first president of the Clermont County AntiSlaver y Society. His house is one of the stops on the National Network to Freedom and on the Clermont Freedom Trail.


Underground Railroad conference coming to Clermont County

By Kellie Geist-May

From the ports in New Richmond and Moscow that accepted slaves as they crossed the Ohio River to the homes of those who stood up and spoke out against enslaving African Americans, Clermont County is packed with historical Underground Railroad sites. “There are 435 historical sites listed across the country and Clermont County has more of those sites than any other county in the nation,” said Diane Miller, national program manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom with the National Park Service. “Clermont is an important part of the history of the Underground Railroad.” There are 19 sites on the National Network to Freedom and 33 sites on the Clermont Freedom Trail. Those sites on the Clermont Freedom Trail and not the Network to Freedom are all known abolitionist sites without documentation of a direct link to the Underground Railroad, said June Creager of the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The National Park Service, in partnership with the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau and a variety of local sponsors, will host the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program’s annual conference Wednesday, June 15, through Saturday, June 18. The conference headquartered at the Holiday Inn and Suites – Eastgate in Union Township. “We are right in the middle of the Underground Railroad here in Clermont County, so there are sites in Northern Kentucky, downtown Cincinnati and Dayton people can see close by. We’re in the center of a lot of activity,” Creager said. “It’s nice that people from around the country can come here, see our sites and understand the importance this area played in this civil rights movement. It happened right here.”


The Lindale Baptist Church and Cemetery are both part of the National Network to Freedom and the Clermont Freedom Trail.

Pre-conference event


A wreath was placed on a cannon memorial honoring Civil War Veterans at Bethel-Tate Township Cemetery during Memorial Day activities in 2010. The cemetery is one of the sites on the National Network to Freedom and the Clermont Freedom Trail. The conference will include keynote speakers, Underground Railroad tours, course sessions and receptions. This year’s theme is “Pathways to Freedom: Presenting the UGRR through Education, Interpretation, and Heritage Tourism.” Miller said anyone interested in those topics is invited to attend. “I think much of the audience will be people who have or want to develop Underground Railroad

sites and teachers trying to teach the Underground Railroad to their classes, but we certainly welcome anyone who is interested … The Underground Railroad is much more multifaceted and interesting than the stories people make up about it. It was a truly empowering story about self-determination and the quest for freedom,” Miller said. “The conference, especially the tours, will be a great opportunity

University of Cincinnati’s Clermont Campus will host two pre-conference workshops and a reception Tuesday, June 14. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be 6:30-9 p.m. on the campus in Batavia. There will be entertainment, a partial screening of a documentary about the Underground Railroad in Clermont County, art displays and more. For more information about the pre-conference workshops, visit

to hear those stories and experience that history,” she said. Local historian Gary Knepp, author of “Freedom Struggle” about the Underground Railroad in Clermont County, said Clermont’s story is a vital part of the anti-slavery movement in America. “Clermont County was at the forefront of this movement and every aspect of the struggle manifested here. We’re really a micro-

cosm,” Knepp said. “People in Clermont County are very proud of their community ancestors and what those people did as part of the Underground Railroad.” Miller said preserving the Underground Railroad’s history and education the public are two of the roles of the National Park Service. “Understanding the Underground Railroad is an important part of understanding our country’s history,” she said. “It’s surely an African American story, but it’s also an American story about people at their best and, perhaps, at their worst. We all share the same human needs and desires and that’s what this is all about.” “We need to protect that,” Miller said. For more information about the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, visit Registration for the full conference is $225. The other days vary in price. A schedule also is available online.


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Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, Forty-six bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Beginning May 29, programs with locations, People’s Choice ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; Milford.


Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 18901940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Shoes include dainty lace boots to ornate evening slippers. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford.


Harry Perry, 9 a.m.-noon, Melodie’s Coffee Cafe, 8944 Columbia Road, “The Traveling Piano Man” plays requests and favorites. Free. 697-1330; Loveland.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg. Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, 326 Broadway St., Incentive-based summer reading program for children of all ages. Theme: One World, Many Stories. Win prizes by reading books and completing activities. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2736; Batavia.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 0


Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m. , Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 16. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Ben Alexander, acoustic rock. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$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, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; Milford.


Word Stone Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Put your favorite word in stone for all the world to see. $25. 683-1581; Symmes Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Dad’s Night at the Races. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937444-6215; Williamsburg.

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Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheater behind center. Music by After Midnight. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township.


Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Clermont County Butterfly Count, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road, Meet at East Fork Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center and break into groups to survey locations at East Fork, Shor Park and Rowe Woods. Bring water, packable lunch and snacks. Family friendly. $3. Registration required. 797-6081; Batavia.


Not Too Extreme Nature: Little Miami Canoe Trip, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Padde 10 miles on Little Miami River. Observe wildlife in and on river and learn some basic river ecology. French country picnic provided for lunch. No experience required, participants must be comfortable in and on water. $50, $40 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

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Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. LITERARY - LIBRARIES Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; Milford. Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.

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Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Doc Dan “The Man Stands Alone” performs 1960s-1990s music. Donations requested to benefit “Friends of Noah” Stray Adoption Program at All Creatures Animal Hospital. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


It’s Dad’s Night at the Races at 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Williamsburg. See Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks race along the quarter-mile dirt racing oval. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. Call 937-444-6215 or visit


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, Greyhound Adoption of Greater Cincinnati Meet ‘n’ Greet: Meets some dogs, 4-8 p.m. John Ford performs a unique mix of Folk, Blues, Roots and Soulful Rock, 5-9 p.m. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 2


Antiques and Crafts on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Village of New Richmond, Front Street, Setup for dealers 7 a.m. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 753-1909. New Richmond.


Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Music Among Friends, 4-6 p.m., St. John Fisher Church, 3227 Church St., Sanctuary. Pianist Sandra Rivers, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra members Steve Fryxell and Rebecca Kruger Fryxell, pianist Marjorie Fryxell, cellist Benjamin Fryxell, guitarist Richard Goering, vocalist Annette Shepherd, pianist Tom Schneider and flutist Suzanne Bona. Works of Mozart, Chopin and Peter Schickele. Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker Dhani Jones, honorary advocate. Benefits Literacy Council. $25, $20 ‘, $15 students. Presented by Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties. 943-3741; Newtown.

Golf Classic, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Four-person scramble. Includes breakfast or lunch, cocktails, dinner, greens fees, cart and refreshments on course. Prizes for top three teams. Benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. $700 teams, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. 221-4606; Loveland. Chamber Golf Outing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive, Corporate golf outing. Benefits Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. $600 for four, $350 for two; $125. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; Pierce Township.


Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Daily through June 17. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Loveland.


Starting a School Garden Program, 7 a.m.1 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Daily through June 17. Comprehensive Teaching in the Garden Camp for school garden developers. Part of Schoolyard Nature Network. Majority of each day spent in gardens and/or on nature trail at Granny’s Garden School. Includes opportunity to work with students. Ages 21 and up. $500 including three meals and lodging at Grailville. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. Digital Photography for Teens, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through June 17. Ages 13-16. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Creature Quest, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Daily through June 17. Ages 6-12. $220, $170 members. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods. 831-1711; Goshen Township.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” through June 26. The comedy condenses all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays into just 97 minutes. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $22-$32. Call 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are: Justin McCombs, Brian Isaac Phillips and Billy Chace.

Clermont Family YMCA Rangers Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Rangers weekly-themed activities. Daily through June 17. Ages 9-11. $168, $112 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township.

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Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Downtown Loveland, West Loveland Avenue, Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland, OH. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. Loveland.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cheeseburger in Paradise, 812 Eastgate North Road, Bring instrument. All genres welcome. Free. 967-0427. Union Township.


Pony Camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Teal Lake Farm, 2301 Whitmer Road, Daily through June 16. Ages 5-13. Pony riding lessons, caring for ponies, crafts, nature hikes, fishing in 10acre lake and games such as apple-bobbing and scavenger hunts. Family friendly. $200. Sibling discount available, $30 off per sibling. Registration required. 532-6299. Batavia.


Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. 721-2905; Miami Township.

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Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township.


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. $40. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Full Moon Walk, 9-10:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Strawberry Moon. Naturalist-led hike and seasonal natural history reading. Ages 8 and up. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Goshen Township.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.


Italianfest will be 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 9-10; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 11; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 12, on the Newport Riverfront, along Riverboat Row between the Taylor-Southgate and L&N bridges in Newport. An opening ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Fireworks will be on Friday and Saturday nights. The festival has authentic Italian food, live music, a golf outing, family photo-booth exhibit, pizza eating contest, cooking contest, games, rides and fireworks. Italianfest was named a Top 20 Event in June by the Southeast Tourism Society. There will be harbor cruises at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The festival is presented by the City of Newport. For more information, call 859-292-3666 or visit Pictured is Brandon Shade preparing food in the Tony’s Italian Sausage booth at last year’s Italianfest.


Bethel Journal

June 9, 2011


The echoes of marriage: To have, hold and turn over The noblest love is that which is sacrificial in nature, a free and complete giving of self. spouse to do the very same thing. The romantic poet Rilke put it this way, “I hold this to be the highest task of bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the other’s solitude.” I am to grow, my partner is to grow, but my task is not to mold my spouse into my ego’s liking. The formative nature of marriage welcomes otherness, not sameness. If I permit only sameness, only constant agreement, then my ego is unchallenged – it is as if I want to marry only myself. Marriage especially requires that I am able to hold on to my commitment to my vow. To marry without firm commitment is to try and form a permanent relationship to a “maybe.” I proclaim that I love you and will stay with you forever – but I keep considering the escape hatch.

When times get tough and love seems absent – as it sometimes will – my commitment to my solemn promise remains as an inducement to stay and continue working. In a “Man For All Seasons,” the playwright quotes these words of St. Thomas More: “When a man gives his word, when he takes an oath or makes a solemn promise, he hold himself like water cupped in the palms of his own hands. If he should be unfaithful then, if he should open his hands, his integrity pours out. He can never hope to recapture himself again.”

To Hand Over: The highest human accomplishment is to love another. Not merely to taste pleasurable aspects of love that involve being loved, good feelings and ecstasy. Rather, the noblest love is that which is sacrificial in nature, a free and complete giving of self. Jesus Christ spoke of this kind of love when he said, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) Whether this is done slowly over years by devoted parents; in dangerous instances by police, fire per-

sonnel, military; suddenly in the rescue effort for an entrapped neighbor, etc. to freely hand over ourselves is life’s highest calling and the most precious gift we can give. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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is that they can never be any better than our relationship with ourselves. I must Father Lou have an Guntzelman awareness Perspectives of myself, who I really am, especially the shadow side of myself, less I inflict it on another. I must know and have myself in hand in order to relate authentically with anyone else. If I have grown up in an atmosphere where I didn’t experience adequate love; where I never learned to respect myself and be sensitive to others; if I remained too dependent on parents and avoided responsibility for my own actions, then I don’t have what I need to have – a healthy sense of self to offer another. The odds are against me developing a long-lasting relationship with anyone else unless I first have a better relationship with myself. To Hold: A good marriage requires that I am able to hold on to my own sense of self and also permit my


“By all means marry. If you get a good wife you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one you’ll become a philosopher,” conjectured Socrates. Sadly, the relationship failures indicated by our country’s marital statistics show there are lot of philosophers around. It’s not so much that marriages fail because one has a bad wife or a bad husband, it’s more because one has an ignorant wife or husband, not realizing the work required to make marriage work. “Seldom or never does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises. There is no birth of consciousness without pain,” stated Carl Jung. The remote preparation for marriage begins in childhood, long before spouses ever meet. Some people grow up well-prepared and ready for relational giving. Others are ill-prepared and often don’t know it. Let’s consider three critical things that have to occur. We can hear them echoed in marriage vows. To Have: The truth about intimate relationships


Bethel Journal


June 9, 2011

Strawberries: U-pick them, you ‘pie’ them The first couple of weeks in June are always a busy time for us. The peas are ready to be picked, and the strawberries at A&M Farms, like many U-pick places, are abundant and ready to harvest. We’ll be eating lots of both in their fresh state, along with making strawberry jam and a couple of fresh berry pies.

Pam Anderson’s strawberry pie

I have several recipes for fresh strawberry pie and like them. But Pam Anderson’s tops them all. I know Pam as a fine cook with recipes that really work. She’s fun to talk to, and always willing to share tips. This pie filling is much better, and better for you, than the commercial stuff you buy in a bag. Check out her blog “ThreeManyCooks” that she writes with daughters Sharon and Maggy.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

3 q u a r t s f r e s h strawberr i e s , rinsed and hulled 1 cup sugar 1 tables p o o n powdered pectin, like Sure-Jell

Pinch salt 3 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 1⁄4 cup water 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pre-baked pie shell Slice 1 heaping quart of berries for filling and halve 2 heaping cups of bestlooking ones for top. Halve another 2 cups of berries, place in food processor and purée until smooth. Measure out 11⁄4 cups puree and transfer to medium saucepan along with sugar, pectin and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium

heat, whisking frequently. Continue to simmer so mixture foams, about a minute longer. Remove from heat; skim foam and return to pan to medium heat, slowly whisking in cornstarch mixture. Continue to whisk until mixture is stiff. Stir in zest and vanilla. Transfer 1⁄4 cup of mixture to small bowl. Whisk in up to 2 tablespoons of water for the glaze. Transfer remaining mixture to a medium bowl, placing a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the surface. When mixture has cooled to room temperature, stir in sliced berries and turn into shell. Arrange halved strawberries over top; brush with glaze and refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made several hours ahead. Serves six.

Rita’s sun-cooked strawberry jam

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with Rita) for this fun recipe to make with the kids. As for my recipe for regular and freezer strawberry jams, I just follow the recipes packed in the dry pectin box.

Double fresh pea salad 1

⁄2 pound snow peas 10 oz. frozen peas 1 ⁄2 cup minced red onion or more 3 tablespoons each: white wine vinegar, Canola oil or more Palmful fresh chopped dill or more 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste Salt and pepper

Steam both kinds of peas in 2 inches of boiling water, cooking one minute. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Drain again and pat dry. Meanwhile, make dressing: Mix onion, vinegar, oil, dill, sugar, salt and pepper together. Add peas and toss. Best if eaten right away but can be refrigerated up to four hours. Serves six to eight.

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This is for Phyllis Patrick and a couple of other readers. Phylis couldn’t seem to get any information from this restaurant about their herb butter. When I talked to Greg Reinert at the Norwood location, he was super nice and got this information from his chef.

Greg said: “We use real butter, fresh garlic, fresh tarragon, fresh parsley and lemon juice. Real simple.” No, he couldn’t give me proportions but here’s what I came up with after eating a yummy prime rib sandwich there with a generous portion of the herb butter and giving the butter a couple tries at home. Freezes well. 1 stick butter, softened 3 ⁄4 teaspoon finely minced garlic Tarragon and parsley: start with 1 teaspoon each, finely minced Squeeze of lemon juice, not too much Salt to taste Let the butter sit for 30 minutes or so and then taste. You should taste a bit of licorice-flavored tarragon and garlic. The parsley flavor and lemon juice is not predominant and the bit of salt rounds out the flavor. Add more of any one thing if you want.

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When I was at Anderson Farm market making a layered salad with vendors’ ingredients, several readers stopped by to chat. Here’s some comments from the crowd: “We loved the Israeli spiced chicken.” “Thanks for finally putting in number of servings in recipes.” “You should put each year’s recipes in a separate cookbook to sell.” Hmmm … sounds good to me!


Plate of bread with Rita’s herb butter also displays tarragon on the left, parsley on the right, and sits atop oregano.

Rita around town

Enjoy some “Summer Fun + Local Flavor” with Rita Heikenfeld at Marvin’s Organic Gardens 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Rita will share summertime recipes with ingredients straight from the garden. Plus Jessiace Wolf will demonstrate how to make picnic decorations from paper. Marvin’s Organic Gardens is at 2055 U.S. Route 42 South, Lebanon. The event is free but reservations are required. Email your name and a guest’s name to or call 513562-2777. Visit for details. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Bethel Journal

June 9, 2011


Birds making nests from cat’s hair the veterans, in the cemetery. The service in the church was wonderful with over 50 folks enjoying the Good News Boys. They played and sang some good old familiar hymns. The legion sure does a beautiful job of honoring the fallen veter-

ans. The Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls club were there too. After this service the legion, scouts, and Heritage girls went down to the East Fork Beach to honor the veterans that were lost at sea. These services are so meaningful, thanks to all.

The fishing is good. Crappie, catfish, bluegills, stripers and bass are biting good. The tournaments for bass, the winning one on Tuesday and last Saturday were good, taking 10-1/2 to 15 pounds of fish to win. The crappie tournament are especially good, with lots of

9- to 12-inch crappie being caught. It has been a while since folks could get on the lake to fish, but it is down now. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All, More Later. George Rooks is a retired park





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




FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121

1025 Clough Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245


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


Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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


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

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

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



Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor



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

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Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service


Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

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A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



Trinity United Methodist “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)

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley


PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor

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



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song info: 753-3159 Pastor: Michael Fite c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

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

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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

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

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Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

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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

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

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

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


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


June 12-16, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 pm




Contemporary: 5:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays Traditional: 10:30 am Sundays


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ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

6635 Loveland Miamiville Loveland, OH 45140 513-677-9866

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Howdy Folks, We have a big yellow cat that is always loosing hair. The little tufted titmouse birds are picking the hair up off the porch for its nest. These little birds sure like the dry cat food too. They fly up on the porch rail, look about and if the cat is no where to be seen they fly down and get a piece of the dry cat food. Now sometimes, Summer, the big yellow cat is laying there, but he just looks up and barely meow’s! He doesn’t try to catch anything! It is so exciting to watch them. They will keep picking up the hair in their beaks until the hair is about the size of a golf ball, then they fly to the nest and come back for more. The first strawberries were picked May 25 since that first time we have put some in the freezer for winter, they are so, so, so sweet. Now since I have been writing about strawberries, the A. & M. Orchard east of Fayetteville, have strawberries that you can pick or get some that have already been picked. Call ahead and order if you want a bunch, their berries are great. The Bet-Ter berries off Ohio 32, above Mt. Orab on Sicily Road, have great strawberries too and like the A. & M. Orchard, they are easy to pick or have picked. Both families are super folks, so go get some and freeze for winter or make jam. Now a strawberry pie, fresh strawberries to eat, strawberry short cake, or jelly or jam or anyway you would like to eat the berries is a real treat. Last Monday morning, I cut broccoli, cauliflower and spinach to put in the freezer for winter. It would be good to eat this wonderful vegetable now but sure will enjoy it this winter better. The raised beds are a fine garden tool, especially for young children. They can learn how to plant and watch for the items to start to grow. This will give them the experience and thrill of something they had a hand planting. Also how to use a hoe to kill the weeds. When us boys were growing up at home, we had things we were to do, help milk cows, use a horse and fine shovel plow to cultivate the garden, with plenty of hoe work too. Last Sunday Ruth Ann and I were invited to a birthday celebration for a lady that we have known for a lot of years, a very dear person. Her birthday was actually in December, but this was the day her family from out of state could get together and what a wonderful group of folks. Happy Birthday Edith from the Ole Fisherman and wife. As we were coming home from church last Sunday we saw a baby fawn. It was maybe a day old, this is the time of year for them to be born. So when cutting hay or tall grass in your fields be very careful, they will lay still in the tall grass. The yucca plants at our place, during the winter the deer will eat some of the foliage, now the plants are starting to bloom. We enjoy this plant. Last Monday the Old Bethel M. E, Church here in the East Fork Park, held a Memorial Day Service starting at 10 a.m. Then at 11 a.m. the Bethel American Legion held their service for


Bethel Nazarene Church

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12


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Bethel Journal


June 9, 2011

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128 BIRTHS




Records not available


Krystal R. Perkins, 25, 3212 Ohio 756 No. 18, Felicity, making false alarms _ law enforcement agency at 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, May 24. Michael T. Hensley, 39, 3403 Ohio 774, Bethel, theft at 1740 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 25. Bobbie J. Brown, 33, 615 W. Walnut St., Felicity, endangering children at 416 Market St., Felicity, May 23. Wendell R. Collett, 56, 2880 Bolender Road, Felicity, passing bad checks at 806 Market St., Felicity, May 26. Frederick A. McClanahan, 24, 2365 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, criminal trespass – restricted area, possession of drugs at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 25. Nancy E. McClanahan, 44, 2365 Laurel Nicholsville, New Richmond,

At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

criminal trespass – restricted area at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 25. Gregory L. Norris Jr., 32, 623 Felicity Cedron Road, Felicity, forgery, receiving stolen property at 677 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Felicity, May 26. Thomas D. Zimmer, 26, 314 Brown St., Bethel, theft at 314 Brown St., Bethel, May 27. Janie M. Arnett, 32, 807 Greenbush East Road, Sardinia, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments at Ohio 125 / Starling Road, Bethel, May 29.


At 3420 Ohio 125, Bethel, May 23.

Identity fraud

Incidents/investigations Assault

Breaking and entering

At 3198 Beech Road, Bethel, May 30.


Criminal trespass

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26. At 2929 Macedonia Road, Bethel, May 30. At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

E m a i l : c l e r m o n t @ c o m m u n i t y p r e s s . c o mm

Endangering children

At 416 Market St., Felicity, May 22.

At 677 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Felicity, May 25.

At 2432 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Bethel, May 26. At 3155 Mount Olive Point Isabel Road, Bethel, May 28.

Making false alarms _ law enforcement agency

At 2213 Hulington Road, Bethel, May 31.

At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, May 25. At 420 N. East St., Bethel, May 30.

At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, March 30.


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Possessing drug abuse instruments

At Ohio 125 / Starling Road, Bethel, May 29.

Receiving stolen property

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At 806 Market St., Felicity, May 25.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1497 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 25. At 3017 Goodwin Schoolhouse Pt. Isabel, Bethel, May 28. At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

Criminal damaging/endangering

Passing bad checks

Possession of drugs

At Ohio 125 / Starling Road, Bethel, May 29.

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At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26.

At 314 Brown St., Bethel, May 27. At 677 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Felicity, May 25.


At 1263 Ohio 133, Felicity, May 25. At 314 Brown St., Bethel, May 27. At 1740 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 18. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 23. At 2900 Deer Haven Road, Felicity, May 23. At 2920 Deer Haven Road, Felicity, May 29. At 3155 Mount Olive Point Isabel Road, Bethel, May 28. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, March 30. At 3229 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 24. At 3666 Ohio Pike, Bethel, May 27. At 4216 Curliss Lane, Batavia, May 23. At 677 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Felicity, May 25.

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Dennis Douglas of Newport, Kentucky and Bethany Berner of Cincinnati, Ohio announce their engagement. Bethany is a school teacher with the Goshen Local Schools, and Dennis is a tile and marble mechanic. The couple will be married in July 2011, and plan to honeymoon in San Francisco. They will reside in Cincinnati after the wedding.

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Domestic violence

At Felicity Higginsport, Felicity, May 28.

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Michael Blanchard

Michael Dallas Blanchard, 29, Blanchester, died May 25. He was self-employed in the building trades. Survived by fiancée Tracy Brown; children Michael Jr., Jaden, Trinity Blanchard; mother Janie Lynn Blanchard; stepfather Ricky Graham; grandparents Anna, Clarence Blanchard, Josie, Larry Sillett. Services were May 28 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 452015202.

Pauline Norton

Pauline Webb Norton, 66, died May 26. Survived by children Tina (Rick) Morehouse, Brian (Rena), Tim Norton; mother Dorothy McCoy Webb; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Harold Webb. Services were June 1 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or

Hospice of Cincinnati.

Mildred Swope

Mildred Fugett Swope, 100, died May 27. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Clermont Chapter 135. Survived by daughter Helen (Jack) Wahl; grandchildren Jackie (Jim) Howard, David (Teresa) Wahl; great-grandchildren Linda Duncan, Vickie Saul, Tim, Scott, Mitchell, Michael Wahl; nieces and nephews Linda Fugett McCloud, Rita (Bob) Fugett Pierce, Charles (Linda) Colbert, Ken Poston, Patti (Dale) Poston Swartz; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Melvin Swope, parents Norman, Flora Fugett, siblings Floyd, Carlos, Eulah Fugett, Frances Colbert, niece Nancy (the late Tom) Fugett Wilson, nephew Norman (Jean) Colbert. Services were June 1 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

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


Carl E. Spriggs, et al. vs. Mary A. Bowling, other tort. Lucas Vincent vs. West Asset Management inc., other tort. Santoro and Santoro Co. Inc. vs. Trautmann Brothers Investment Co., et al., other tort. Roberta L Potter vs. Sem Haven Inc. Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Donald D. Shinkle vs. David Darding LD Trucking Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Paul L. Crawford vs. Stephen Beuhrer Administrator Bureau of Workers Co. Yard Wox, worker’s compensation. Ohio Valley Federal Credit Union vs. James M Burchett, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Melody Irwin Keeton, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Rodney L. Scott, et al., foreclosure. Guaranty Bank vs. Ruby C. Osbourne, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Danny Troxell, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National trust Co. vs. Donald R. Landers, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Ronald J. Meadows Sr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Janet Marie Hibbard, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. David Vilvens, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Monica Kaesemeyer, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Mark D Kirker, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Carol Sue Ries, et al., foreclosure. Bank Of Kentucky Inc. vs. Clermont Risky Business LLC, et al., foreclosure. MTGLQ Investors LP vs. David A. Boyle, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Edward L Petrey, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Michael K Dillon, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Peggy M. Meranda, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Clayton G. Whitt, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Angella M. Mues, et al., foreclosure. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Dennis M. Foultz, et al., foreclosure. Grand Cypress Condominium At Legendary Run vs. John R. Clark, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Dennis V. Ferguson, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Kerry L. Iles, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Linda L. Gillespie, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Deanna R. Howe, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Barry W. Noble, et al., foreclosure. First State Bank vs. Dennis A. Perry, et al., foreclosure. Union Savings Bank vs. Jeffrey T. Clouse, et al., foreclosure. National Bank And Trust Co. vs. Carey Kendle, et al., foreclosure. LNV Corp. vs. Duane Mulvaney, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. David M. Martz, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melanie Evans, et al., foreclosure.

Everbank vs. Margaret M. Tensing, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Unknown Administrator, Executor Selma L Spaulding, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Kelly A. Powers, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jane Doe name unknown spouse of Cecil R. Hardin, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph F. Bryant, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Stephen T. Dalby, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Samuel A. Parenti, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melissa Martin, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Daniel L. Sams, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald J. Shelander, et al., foreclosure. LPP Mortgage Ltd. vs. Jerry E. Kraus, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Edward A. Boudreau, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Christopher B. Brumback, et al., foreclosure. Charles B. Richardson Jr. vs. Mark W. Smith, et al., other civil. Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. Western Gourmet Foods, et al., other civil. General Electric Credit Union vs. Gary C. Gamble III, et al., other civil. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kim Becker, et al., other civil. Seniorbridge Family Companies Inc. vs. Todd Kuramoto, other civil. Leonard Weber vs. Daves Total Performance LLC, et al., other civil. 21st Mortgage Corp. vs. Samantha Dotson, other civil. Pam Brill vs. Eric Kelso, et al., other civil. Keith Patton vs. Ralph McKinley IV, et al., other civil. Sharefax Credit Union Inc. vs. Frederick J. Judd Jr., et al., other civil. Loren Dee Harper vs. State of Ohio Attorney General, et al., other civil. Mary Helen Davidson vs. Franklin Slusher, et al., other civil. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Loretta J. Hall, other civil. SSC Eastgate Square Center LLC vs. Michelle Q. Dang, et al., other civil. James William Piper vs. Estate of Kurt Russell, et al., other civil. Lykins Co. Stores Inc. vs. Andrew Modrall, et al., other civil. Citibank NA vs. Michael W. Schultz, et al., other civil.


Lora Goodpaster vs. James Goodpaster John A. Smith vs. Peggy A. Smith Lloyd E. Fawley III vs. Sarah L. Fawley Stephanie Adams vs. Daniel Adams Willona A. Kemenes vs. Andras Kemenes Tania Lagemann vs. Robert C. Lagemann Alena Labella vs. Gennardo D. Labella Barbara J. Tuchfarber vs. Alfred J. Tuchfarber Eric Binder vs. Cathy L. Binder Bridget Hamann vs. Joshua Hamann


Yvette L. Riley vs. Roger D. Cole


Shannon M. Cantwell vs. Sean T. Cantwell Robert M. Baker vs. Margaret Baker Tracy E. Davis vs. Samuel J. Davis

MARRIAGE LICENSES Lonnie Barr, 26, 3050 Angel Drive, Bethel, welder and Brittany Griffith, 22, 212 Bethel Concord, Bethel, phlebotomist. Donnie Walls, 26, 1161 Bruce St., Mt. Washington, disabled and

Meagan Walls, 23, 2634 Laurel Pt. Isabel, Moscow, homemaker. Jacob Shannon, 24, 2609 Gaylord, Bethel, carpenter and Krystal Ireton, 25, 2609 Gaylord, Bethel, bank deposit operations.


June 9, 2011

Bethel Journal


UC Clermont community Bethel Lions Club installs new members garden to help needy


Jim Rees, left, was the sponsor for Jim Brannock, who was installed as a new member in the Bethel Lions Club. The Lions donate to eye research, do maintenance on the walking path in Bethel, adopt seniors for Christmas and support the Bethel-Tate school with supplies for the book bags and help with many other project. If interested in joining the Bethel Lions Club, visit a meeting at the Grant Memorial Building, Main and Plane streets. The next meeting will be a family picnic at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Burke Park when the newly elect-

ed officers will be installed. The officers for the year 2011-2012 are: President George Rooks; first vice president Bill Bick; second vice president Jim Rees; third vice president Jim Brannock; secretary Ruth Ann Rooks; assistant secretary Travis Dotson; treasurer Dave Petrik; and membership chair Paul Canter. The club meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant Memorial Building. For more information, visit

nity.” Numerous classes at the college are contributing to the garden’s success and the students are having a great time learning about cultivating plants, preparing the soil and developing a garden plan, she said. “The community garden has been so successful that we are planting a fall crop that will feature pumpkins and broccoli,” Clark said. Last year the low-impact garden produced 381 pounds of fruits and vegeta-

Women in the Outdoors Event is June 18 The River Valley Longbeards and Ohio River Longbeards chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting their seventh annual Women in the Outdoors event is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Southern Ohio Coon Hunters Club in Batavia. Through this event, women from all walks of life will be given the chance to experience the thrill of outdoor activities such as camping, recreational shooting and fishing. It also

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Overdose deaths concern coroner


essentially they stop breathing,” Treon said. He encouraged families to intervene if they see a loved one who is not responding to drug treatment with methadone.

“Be aware. Be informed,” he said. “If you think there is something wrong, there probably is and your loved one needs immediate help. I don’t want to meet any more

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LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Strong hold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #002 Christina A. Taphorn, 5890 Wade Rd. Milford, Ohio 45150. 45036. Unit # 249 Matt S. Goodspeed, 847 S. Riverside Dr. Batavia, Ohio 45103. Unit # 184 - Heather Bonella, 3905 Old Savannah Dr. Apt 2, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. 1001643081

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After reviewing a disturbing trend in accidental drug overdoses in Clermont County Coroner, county coroner Dr. Brian Treon is concerned people are replacing one addiction for another. “In 2000, we had four accidental drug overdose deaths; in 2010, that number skyrocketed to 46. This year, we are on track to see more of the same,” he said. Treon said the number one cause of accidental drug deaths is linked to abuse of methadone. “This is typically a drug that is prescribed to help people who have been addicted to heroin, vicodin or percocet. Instead, many otherwise healthy individuals are dying. Are we legitimizing addiction?” he asked. Treon said other counties across the state also are noting an increasing number of deaths from accidental drug overdoses. “I recently attended the Ohio State Coroners Convention and there was a lot of discussion about abuse of prescription medications leading to death,” he said. “Any unexpected death is devastating, but this tragedy is claiming the lives of young people; this is something that is completely preventable.” Treon said the victims are typically white males, around the age of 37. “ U n f o r t u n a t e l y, methadone addicts, in many cases, take more and more of the drug to get the same high they earlier experienced. Sadly, many individuals overdose and end up in respiratory depression;

bles. “The fresh foods produced by this garden will hopefully help many families get through a difficult time,” said Dr. Clark. Next year, UC Clermont will add a composting program to their efforts. “We have had a lot of positive feedback about the garden from those who have received the produce,” said Dr. Clark. “It’s rewarding for us to be able to give back to our community.”


The Bethel Lions Club met May 16 and installed new members. They are Debbie Canter Sharp and Doug Schoch. Their sponsor was Paul Canter. Jim Rees became a member Feb. 21. His sponsor was Jim Brannock. The club celebrated 67 years April 4 with pins for long-time membership being given to several members. The club thanked the community for supporting the Kelly Miller Circus held May 15, which was a fundraiser for the club. The club will be having its pancake breakfasts during the next school year. The Lions, along with Monroe Grange members, donated 543 pairs of glasses to the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, which goes to Third World countries and gives people eye exams and then fits them with eyeglasses. The Lions Club purchases eyeglasses for the elderly and children in need who live in the Bethel-Tate Township area.

The bounty will be a little late this summer, no thanks to all the recent rain. But the three-quarter-acre UC Clermont College Community Garden in Batavia will be filled with tomatoes, peppers, melons, herbs and cucumbers soon. “This year the Community Garden is eight times as big as it was last year,” said Dr. Krista Clark, UC Clermont biology professor. “The yield will be donated to nine food pantries to feed the hungry in our commu-

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Bethel Journal

June 9, 2011







STAFF WRITER Yesterday at the Holiday Inn, hundreds lined up to cash in antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. The free event is in Erlanger all week, buying gold, silver, antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with yesterday said, “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces—in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $700. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentleman brought in an old Fender guitar his father had bought

TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW HAS BEEN TOURING THE WORLD SINCE 2001. THIS YEAR ALONE, WE WILL VISIT 3,000 CITIES AND OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE WILL CASH IN! years ago. The man said, “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow specialist that assisted him made a few phone calls and a veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5,700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring. It’s not every day that someone comes to town bringing six thousand dollars with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow, commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars, pocket watches or jewelry is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items that they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the best place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can bring items down to the event. If the Roadshow specialists find items that their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase them. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow is buying. “Gold and sil-

Gold and silver pour into yesterday’s Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

ver markets are soaring,” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for and silver coins add up ver y competitive prices. Roadshow representatives will be quickly. I just finished working available to assess and purchase your items at the Holiwith a gentleman that had an old day Inn, this week through Saturday, in Erlanger. class ring, two bracelets and a handful of silver dollars. His check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” C OINS Any and all coins made before 1964: COINS One gentleman holding his check for over silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, $1,250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to wanted! come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH for ad for the event and brought in an old German platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, sword I had brought back from World War II


Krugerrands, Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

WE BUY SCRAP GOLD & GOLD JEWELRY and some old coins, and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have that they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.













DIRECTIONS 859.371.2233 INFORMATION 217.787.7767


JEWELRY Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds,

rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken jewelry). Early costume jewelry wanted.

WRIST & POCKET WATCHES Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.

TOYS, TRAINS, DOLLS All makers and types of toys made before 1965: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, Battery Toys, Mickey Mouse, Train Sets, Barbie dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple. MILITARY ITEMS & SWORDS Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc: swords, badges, clothes, photos, knives, gear, letters.


Fender, Gibson, Martin, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, new and vintage amps, saxophones, wood winds, mandolins and all others.


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