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Police honored for exceptional work

The 27th annual banquet was presented by the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association May 27. Pierce Township Police Officer Laetitia Schuler was one officer honored for solving the theft of copper at a Duke Energy substation. Officer Chris Wilson of the Union Township Police Department received the Medal of Honor award for pulling a driver out of a burning car after the vehicle crashed in a ditch. FULL STORY, B1

Social Security donates computers

A local government agency office recently donated $17,000 worth of computer equipment to the Bethel-Tate Local School District. School board member Kathy Adams helped secure the donation from the Social Security Administration office in Batavia earlier this year. FULL STORY, A2

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Stepfather held on bond

Bethel resident Timothy Hoskins is being held in the Clermont County Jail on a $1 million bond for charges related to the death of his 2-year-old stepson, Jerry Wells. At about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, EMS and Bethel police were called to 112 W. Plane St., Apt. B, in Bethel, where Wells had reportedly fallen down a flight of stairs and was unresponsive, said Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg in a press release Tuesday, June 2. Hoskins was charged with child endangering, a felony of the third degree. Clermont County Prosecutor Don White said Monday, June 7, the child endangering charge will be brought to the grand jury this week. “We’re still waiting for autopsy results,” he said. “Our plan right now is to take the child endangering charge to grand jury this week

and I expect other charges will be brought next week. We have to wait until they complete the investigation, which includes the autopsy.” White also said the sheriff’s office and an assistant prosecutor were investigating Hoskins’ criminal background in Kentucky. The 911 caller was Jerry’s mother, Krystle Hoskins, 24. Units arrived and Jerry was flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center via University Air Care where he was pronounced dead. Shortly thereafter, Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck was contacted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and told the child’s death was “suspicious,” Rodenberg said. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office was asked by Planck to assist with the investigation. Children’s Hospital staff said they observed non-accidental trauma

to Jerry’s body, which included bruises that were of different size and ages. Investigators interviewed Krystle Hoskins and her husband, Jerry’s stepfather, Tim Hoskins. During the initial interviews both maintained they were in the living room of their home when Jerry went to use the rest room by himself. Both reported hearing “tumbling” down the stairs. Tim said he ran to the stairway and saw Jerry at the bottom of the steps, unresponsive. Tim said he made efforts to perform CPR on the child, but was unable to revive him. Further questioning of Krystle Hoskins revealed she was not home at the time Jerry allegedly fell down the steps. She admitted she left briefly to go to a restaurant next door for a salad. When she returned, she claimed Tim Hoskins was at the

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bottom of the steps holding Jerry and trying to revive him. Krystle said Tim told her to say she was in the living room with him when Jerry “fell down the stairs.” Krystle then stated that when she came home from Gramma’s Pizza Jerry was on the bathroom floor with his eyes open, but unresponsive. She said she and Tim took him to their bed where they tried to revive him. When their efforts were unsuccessful, Krystle told Tim she was calling 911, and went downstairs to use a neighbor’s phone to make the call. When investigators attempted to re-interview Tim Hoskins concerning the incident, he became belligerent and refused to make any statements or answer any further questions. Tim Hoskins will next appear in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday, June 9.

Watch the judge

Brian Cummings and Kelly Long of Highland County help Ultimate 4-Hers hone their showmanship skills during the pasture clinic at the farm of Mark and Mary Hatfield in Felicity June 6. Before the clinic was a pasture walk hosted by the Clermont County Cattleman’s Association and the Felicity-Franklin FFA. Ultimate 4-Hers, from left, are Erin Jennings, Clinton Liming and Gracie Knipp. The 4-H members will be showing their cattle at the county fair, which begins July 25.

Last chance to vote More than 555,000 ballots have been cast in Ohio and Kentucky for the 2010 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and there’s not much time to add yours. Go online to www. and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the righthand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through midnight Thursday, June 10. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Louie Schaljo, Bethel-Tate; Chris Shouse, Felicity-Franklin. Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Autumn Schellenberger, Bethel-Tate; Montana Wear, FelicityFranklin.



Bethel Founders Day canceled By Mary Dannemiller

Organizers have canceled Bethel’s annual Founders Day festival. The three-day festival was created by the Bethel Log Cabin Committee in 2007 to raise money to restore the historic log cabins in Burke Park. Committee chair Ron Shouse said the rocky economy was the primary reason the festival was canceled. “Everybody is watching their pennies. It is sad in a way because we really wanted it to take off and give back to the village of Bethel and the children,” Shouse said. The festival featured everything from a frog jumping contest to a Grassy Run encampment, which re-enacted life from the 1800s. “We were fairly successful for the first couple of years with animals from the Cincinnati Zoo and the frog jumping and pie eating contests,” Shouse said. “We had all that family stuff along with the historical aspect with Grassy Run, but all those items cost money and the commit-


Barb and Russ Childers entertained the crowd with the fiddle and banjo at last year’s Founders Day in Burke Park. tee members felt it would not be good use of the money we’ve already raised and earmarked for the cabins.” Despite last year’s low attendance, the committee wanted to continue with the festival this year. “Last year the crowds were dis-

appointing,” Shouse said. “People did not come out as much as we thought they would. I don’t know if it was because of the weather or there were other events going on.” Businesses who donated to or helped sponsor the festival in the past were not able to do so this year, which also hurt the festival,

Shouse said. “When I started canvassing for donations, I found out that a lot of the businesses just couldn’t help us this year,” he said. “We tried to stay away from asking the smaller businesses because we knew what kind of shape they were in, but we struck out with the bigger companies, too.” Ruth Ann Rooks also is on the log cabin committee and said it was important to continue to try to raise money to renovate the cabins. “The whole idea is to support the rebuilding of the cabins so the committee will stay together and hopefully we’ll be able to repair them,” she said. Though the festival was free, the pie and cake auction held on the event’s third day was the committee’s biggest fundraiser, Shouse said. “We raised several thousand dollars over the last three years and it’s going to be hard to replace. We might have a one-day thing in the fall, but we haven’t set anything in stone,” he said. Anyone interested in donating to the committee should contact Shouse at 403-0528.


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Couple celebrates parenthood this Father’s Day By Kathy Lehr

“My first Father’s Day is one I will always remember,” said Keith Robinson of Jackson Township. “Our newborn triplets had just come home from the hospital and it was so great just to hold them.” This Father’s Day, Robinson will be a very busy dad, alternately hugging and playing with 4year-olds Dylan, Nathan and Lily … and 6-month-

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old twins Macy and Riley. Robinson and his wife Julie juggle parenting duties with busy work schedules. He is the chief naturalist with the Clermont County Park District and she is a naturalist with the Hamilton County Park District. “There is really only one day a week when we can all be together, and nights out as a couple are few and far between,” said Robinson. He said the kids’ grandparents and other relatives have been amazing helpers


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when it comes to managing such a large group of young children. “We take things day by day,” said Julie. “I’m a pretty good planner, but I try not to overly schedule things.” Is life with multiples anything like we see on TV programs like “John and Kate Plus Eight?” “In the beginning of the show it was pretty true to life,” laughed Julie. “I think Kate is overly organized. Children need a schedule and routine, but sometimes you just have to roll with it.” Julie said some of the biggest challenges involve getting all those little people into their car seats. “It takes around two hours to get them out the door.” While they admit being a little scared of eventually having five teenagers in the house, the Robinsons are enjoying their time as parents of multiples. “It’s great to come home from work and get all those hugs,” said Keith, watching as Lily climbed onto the swings at Sycamore Park in Batavia. “Lily is our independent one.” “Dylan likes sports,” added Julie. “Nathan is always collecting keys.” While they enjoy all the attention they get when they are on a family outing, sometimes it is difficult to field all the questions from

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Jackson Township resident Keith Robinson will be busy this Father’s Day, hugging and playing with 4-yearolds Dylan, Nathan and Lily, and 6month-old twins Macy and Riley. people. “We are usually pressed for time and while we enjoy talking to people about our unique family, it is nice to just have the seven of us have a quiet family dinner out,” said Julie. Keith and Julie said another important tool to help them survive is belonging to parents of multiples groups. “We get lots of good advice, can swap clothes and toys, and participate in group sales,” they said. On this Father’s Day, June 20, Keith said the best gift he can get is spending time with his family. “Keith is a great dad,” Julie said watching him bounce one of the twins and one of the triplets on his knees. “He is wonderful with them ... reading, bathing and taking them on outdoor adventures.” What do the kids think of dear old dad? Well, Lily calls him “Mr. Awesome,” which is what he jokingly tells her to call him.

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A local government agency office recently donated $17,000 worth of computer equipment to the Bethel-Tate Local School District. School board member Kathy Adams helped secure the donation from the Social Security Administration office in Batavia earlier this year. “I have a friend who works there and he let me know they were going to get rid of the computers and he asked if we’d be interested,” Adams said. She said the district was on board, especially since the budgetary constraints have prevented the district from upgrading computers. “We have so many computers that are not working and we don’t have the funds to fix them. This donation was a major help,” Adams said. “We were able to replace the computers that weren’t working and provide more computer access for the kids.” “Believe it or not, there are kids who don’t have

computers at home who rely on the ones at school,” she said. Official government policy permits federal agencies to donate personal computers and related equipment, and schools are at the top of the list, said Social Security spokesperson Sue Denny. Clermont Northeastern Local School District also received a donation. “The schools were thrilled to get them,” Denny said. “Some districts don’t have the budget for brand new, state-of-the-art computers. The donated models can be brought up to date fairly easily by reconfiguring them and adding a few new components.” She said the donated equipment is less than 5 years old. All computers were sanitized before the school district’s picked them up. Adams said she appreciates the Social Security Administration’s donation. “It’s just awesome. They deserve a pat on the back,” she said. “We are so grateful that they would think of the local school districts.”

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Concert to benefit Cancer Society By Kellie Geist

A Milford High School alumnus and successful actor, musician and composer will be performing a benefit concert later this month for The American Cancer Society. The Father’s Day show, headlined by Ashton Wolf, will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of the Northern Kentucky University. Local boogie artist Ricky Nye will open the show. Wolf’s father, Jack Cullen, and his uncle, Jim Cullen, both died after struggling with cancer. Wolf said he wanted the benefit concert to be near father’s day as a tribute. “I realized I had an opportunity to produce a concert, play my original music and have a benefit for The American Cancer Society,” Wolf said. “I know a lot of people know someone who has either lost their life

or are struggling with cancer. This concert is a tribute to my dad, my uncle and them.” Wolf W o l f , who lives in Miami Township, worked with neighbor and long-time friend Ken Eppich to put the concert together. “He’s just amazing. He runs the spectrum of music and, hopefully, this concert also will help promote his career,” Eppich said. Wolf attended the American Academy of Performing Arts in New York after graduating from high school. He later went to Los Angeles where he worked in the entertainment industry doing theater shows and writing shows of his own. He moved back to the Midwest about 10 years ago and has since been doing a number of gigs, including playing dueling piano at

Gangsters in Newport, Ky. and starring as dancing Abraham Lincoln in the Value City Furniture commercials. He’s hoping the benefit concert will help raise money for The American Cancer Society, but also help raise local awareness about his music and shows. “There’s a lot of support for this endeavor and we’re certainly hoping for the support of the community, but this is one of those things you just have to throw it out there and see what happens,” Wolf said. “We’re just hoping to raise as much money as possible for The American Cancer Society.” Admission is $20 for adults or $15 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at or purchased at the door, cash only. For more about Wolf or the concert, visit or www.fathers

Felicity-Franklin EMS to celebrate 30 years By Kellie Geist

If you lived at the Southeastern edge of Clermont County more than 30 years ago, you know what a difference the Felicity-Franklin EMS has made. In 1980, Felicity and Franklin Township decided an EMS department was essential to the residents’ health and safety. Now, 30 years later, the FelicityFranklin EMS transports an average of 680 people to local hospitals each year, said Chief Diane Seibert. “We’re staffed 24/7 and we are there for all of their emergencies. We can get them help immediately rather than if they just got in a car to get to the hospital,” Seibert said. “Being able to have that help immediately can save lives.”

Seibert said the EMS station is about 30 minutes from Mercy Clermont and 45 minutes to Mercy Andersen. If a patient needs to be transported downtown, that can take about an hour. She said being able to administer some care during that trip is essential in many cases. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the EMS personnel will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the station, 979 Hopewell Road and the adjacent community building. There will be a pig roast, other food and music. Also, University Air Care is scheduled to fly in at 2 p.m. The time could change based on emergencies. Seibert said she hopes residents will come out, enjoy the community and take a tour of the new EMS station expansion.

“I hope everyone comes out and has a good time,” she said. Before the squad was created, the township and village contracted with the Moscow life squad for service, said Rick Jennings, former Franklin Township trustee. Many residents paid $35 a year to fund the contract. Before that contract existed, or if Moscow was not available, Bob Hayden who owned the funeral home in Felicity took people to the hospital in the car normally used to transport flowers, Jennings said. Eventually, the trustees at that time – J.O. Jennings, Marcus Taulbee and Farmer Barger – “worked real hard to get the EMS going,” Jennings said. For more information, call the EMS station at 513876-2996.


Justin Burwinkel of Stonelick Township unveils his large-format photograph of the Stonelick Covered Bridge at the Batavia Township trustees meeting June 1. The photo is a 360-degree view of the bridge comprised of more than 190 individual photos. The piece was on display at Summerfair Cincinnati June 4-6 and then returned to the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike, where it will be on display through the end of June.

Covered bridge featured by photographer at Summerfair By John Seney

A large photo of the covered bridge over Stonelick Creek was the highlight of a photographer’s exhibit at Summerfair. Justin Burwinkel of Stonelick Township said the photo is 90 inches by 40 inches and is comprised of 200 smaller photographs stitched together to create a 360-degree scene of the bridge. “I hope to preserve the original look of the structure before renovations,” Burwinkel said. Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger plans to rehabilitate the bridge, with construction beginning in

January 2012. Burwinkel also showed several photos in 3-D. Special glasses were needed, which Burwinkel handed out to visitors. This was Burwinkel’s second year at Summerfair. At last year’s show, Burwinkel received an honorable mention in photography, earning him an automatic invitation back. Burwinkel, 21, became interested in photography when he took some classes at McNicholas High School. He also attended St. Louis School in Owensville. He will graduate from the University of Cincinnati in June with a degree in precommunication sciences and disorders. He plans to

continue graduate studies in audiology at UC. More than 300 artists from across the nation were chosen to participate in the 43rd annual Summerfair. Burwinkel is among 46 from the Cincinnati area. “We were very pleased to learn that so many of our local artists were selected for this year's fair,” said Sharon Strubbe, executive director of Summerfair. “Cincinnati is nationally celebrated for its large, eclectic art scene, and the large number of local artists selected is a reflection of the incredible talent we have in our area,” she said. For more information about Summerfair, go to

County approves CDBG grants By John Seney

The Clermont County commissioners May 26 approved $765,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Applications from communities and government agencies for the federal funds totaled more than $2.5 million. These applicants were selected to receive the

funds: • Clermont County, $175,000 for the installation of 10 warning sirens throughout the county. • Clermont County Board of Health, $100,000 for sewage facility improvement. • Clermont County Fair Housing, $38,250 for advertising and public information programs. • Clermont County administration, $114,750

for salaries and other costs of administering the grants. • Felicity, $80,000 for sidewalk improvement. • Goshen Township, $105,000 for a stormwater drainage project. • Jackson Township, $83,000 for a park shelter. • Milford, $35,000 for park and recreational facilities. • Ohio Township, $32,000 for park and recreational facilities.


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Mental health board offers mini grants In a continuing effort to foster activities that promote positive mental health and prevent substance abuse, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board is funding “minigrants” again this year. The board is looking for innovative projects that will positively affect mental health and/or prevent substance abuse for any age group. A total of $40,000 from the board’s levy funds is available for programs serving Clermont County residents. The maximum funding per project is $4,000. The grant period is July 1 through June 30, 2011. Any organized group in Clermont County, with the exception of the contract agencies of the Mental Health and Recovery Board, can apply. Previously funded applicants are eligible to reapply. Applicants must have a financial structure in place to account for the awarded funds. Funds may

not be used to cover ongoing operating expenses. To apply for a minigrant, submit a brief proposal that includes the name, address and phone number of the contact person, a description of the activity/purpose for which the grant will be used, an explanation of how the activity will promote positive mental health and/or prevent substance abuse, a description of what part of the activity the mini-grant will fund if used with other monies, the date of activity and the amount of the funding request. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, June 4, to: Mini-Grant Project, Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way, Suite B, Batavia, OH 45103. Last year, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board funded a total of 16 mini-grants to 15 separate organizations. Seven schools in Clermont

County received grants for activities that helped children stay drug-free and established mentoring programs. In addition, grants were provided to other agencies providing services directed to children and youth, such as the Boys & Girls Club, the Drug-Free and Suicide Prevention Coalitions, the sheriff’s department for the DARE program and Juvenile Court Detention Center. Any group receiving funding will be required to present a report to the Mental Health and Recovery Board on its efforts and resulting evaluation following completion of the activity. A final accounting of funds must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the activity. All unused funds must be returned to the Mental Health and Recovery Board. For more information, call the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board at 732-5400.


Mental health month

County commissioners issued a proclamation May 5 declaring May “Mental Health Month” in Clermont County. From left were Gretchen Behimer, project director for the FAST TRAC program for children; Karen Scherra, executive director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board; and Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Scott Croswell.

BRIEFLY Annual picnic

BETHEL – The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, at Burke Park for their annual family picnic and installation of new officers. The meat will be furnished. Everyone is to bring a couple of your favorite dishes to share and your own drinks.


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will have kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, June 11, in the elementary school office, 415 Washington St. Any child living in the school district who will turn 5 on or before Aug. 1, 2010, can register for kindergarten. To register, parents or guardians should bring the child’s original birth certificate, Social Security card, shot record, proof of residency and custody papers, if

applicable. Bills that are directly tied to the property – such as water or electric bills – are OK for proof of residency. To be registered, the child must be present for a short screening. For more information, contact the school at 513-876-2113.

School board meeting

BETHEL – The Bethel-Tate Local School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.

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Tea party to meet

BETHEL – The next meeting of the Bethel-Tate Tea Party will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Bethel Community Center. Meteorologist Rich Apuzzo will speak on the subjects of global warming and cap and trade. The event is open to the public. For further information, call Kathy Freudenberger at 734-1855.

Benefit concert

CLERMONT COUNTY – Milford graduate Ashton Wolf will be the featured performer at the Father’s Day Benefit Concert to benefit the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Wolf is an award-winning song-writer/composer. Ricky Nye, local and international boogie woogie/jazz piano man will open the show. The concert is at Greaves Concert Hall on the Northern Kentucky University campus. The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students age 19 to 24, $15 for children age 6 to 18. Order tickets online or purchase them at the door. Cash only will be accepted at the door. Pick up tickets at the box office in Greaves Concert Hall. Visit

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Ride remembers fallen

MILFORD – The Christian Bikers Motorcycle Association is hosting the Fallen Soldier’s Ride Sunday, June 13, beginning at Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. in Milford. Registration begins at noon with kick stands up at 1:30 p.m. The donation is $10 for single riders and $15 for doubles. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. For more information, call Jason Clark at 502-1949.

YMCA open house

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont Family YMCA invites area families to put more play in their day with a summer membership special and open house. Until June 19, individuals and families will receive $75 off the joining fee for becoming a YMCA member; and, if a member refers them, that member will receive a free month just for referring a friend. The summer open house will be all day June 19, with special activities between noon and 3 p.m. It’s an opportunity to swim, exercise, learn about the free babysitting service and more. To learn more, the public can contact the Clermont Family YMCA at 724-9622.

Elections meeting

BATAVIA – The regular monthly meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, in the board office, 66 South Riverside Drive. The board will certify the independent candidates to the Nov. 2 General Election ballot.

Alpaca open house

CLERMONT COUNTY – Five Alpaca farms are holding open houses the third Saturday of every month throughout the summer. The open houses will be noon to 4 p.m. June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. Visitors can come to one farm or all five. For more information call one of the farms below or visit The farms: • Breezy Hill Acres, 1549 North Altman Road, New Richmond. Phone: 404-4411. • New Richmond Alpaca Farm, 1240 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond. Phone: 253-3700. • Teddy Bear Alpaca Farm, 3510 Ohio 131, Goshen. Phone: 460-6858. • Tanglewood Alpaca Farm, 19741 Victory Lane, Fayetteville, Ohio. Phone: 267-2132. • Una Luna Alpaca Farm, 344 E. Poplar St., Loveland. Phone: 600-5700.


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‘Cold Case’ actor returns to Williamsburg By John Seney

Thom Barry remembers Ken Osborne, his football coach at Williamsburg High School, as “an awesome guy and a great coach.” “Coach Osborne was very inspirational,” Barry said. “It was the kind of inspiration I needed.” Barry graduated from Williamsburg in 1969 and went on to an acting career in Hollywood. Osborne coached at Williamsburg for 37 years, leading his teams to numerous championships. He retired in 2001. The two got back together in Williamsburg Sunday, June 6, to help raise funds for Operation Restoration, the effort aimed at restoring the athletic facilities at Osborne Field, named after the legendary coach. They took part in a reunion at the old high school with former players and fans. Barry, who played Det. Will Jeffries in the CBS television series “Cold Case,” also was the guest speaker at the Williamsburg High School Alumni Banquet Saturday, June 5. Both events took place during the June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration. The actor, who lives in Southern California, said he was invited


to come back for the alumni activities “and I was available.” He was invited to the alumni banquet last year, but his son was graduating from high school and he couldn’t

make it. Barry has family members and friends in the Cincinnati area and comes back occasionally. When he lived in Williamsburg he was known as Thom Gross, but changed his name for his acting career because “it sounded better.” He said he sometimes runs into people back in Williamsburg who remember him as Thom Gross, but don’t realized he is Thom Barry the actor. On the football team, Barry was a fullback and linebacker, playing both offense and defense. “We had great teams,” he said. During his junior year, Williamsburg won the Clermont County League championship. His senior year the team missed the championship by one game. Coach Osborne was a major reason for the success of the team, Barry said. “Coach Osborne had a heart for football,” he said. “He was an

Jackson ‘Walkingstick’ Hamlin was WWII veteran Jackson “Walkingstick” Hamlin, 82, of Union Township, a veteran of World War II, died Thursday, June 3. His son, Randy Hamlin, said he got the nickname through his interest in Native American culture. Hamlin, who was part Cherokee, would use the “Walkingstick” name at Native American powwows and events. Hamlin served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and was a member of the Merchant Marine League after leaving the service. Dan Bare, executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Ser- Hamlin vices Commission, said he had known Hamlin about 20 years. “He was absolutely one of the most dedicated veteran advocates,” he said. Veterans Services Commission member Don Chandler said he remembered Hamlin always showing up for Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies in New Richmond. “He was always in a good mood,” Chandler said. Veterans Service Commission member Cliff Riley said Hamlin was “a great American. A great patriot.” Hamlin worked at the General Motors plant in Norwood as a tool and die maker. His son said he lived in Union Township for the past several years and also lived in Batavia Township for about 15 years. Bare said when he was a Batavia Township trustee in the 1990s, “Jackson was always there willing to volunteer in the community.” “He was always so positive about life,” Bare said. Hamlin enjoyed golfing and shooting, his son said. He was a member of the Milford Gun Club, the Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club and the NRA. Hamlin is survived by his wife Virginia; four sons, Jackson Jr., Russ, Rick and Randy; and one daughter, Nikki Hamlin. Arrangements are pending, his son said.

icon.” Osborne said he remembers Barry as “an outstanding young man. A good student. A good football player.” The former coach attributes the success of his teams to the fact “we had outstanding young men playing for us at Williamsburg. Things just fell into place.” In high school, Barry also participated in the Latin Club and ran track. “Track was my favorite,” he said. One of the main concerns of students attending high school in the late 1960s was the Vietnam War. “We had Vietnam over our heads,” Barry said. That meant deciding between going to college and getting a deferment, enlisting or taking a chance with the draft. Barry ended up joining the Air Force. He was stationed in Japan and Korea, and spent 33 days in Vietnam. “I loved it,” he said of his time in the Air Force. His major disappointment was the poor treatment servicemen received when they returned home because of the controversy over the war. “Prior to Vietnam you were a hero,” he said. After the Air Force, Barry worked for Procter & Gamble in

Cincinnati and attended Xavier University at nights. A professor at Xavier suggested he audition for a play. “That was my first real acting role,” he said. Barry had been in the drama club in high school, but because of his deep voice had been relegated to the role of announcer. Between Xavier and Hollywood he had a number of jobs, including doing voice-overs for radio stations in Cincinnati. In 1985, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. “I followed my heart,” he said. Barry continued radio voiceover work in Los Angeles, and worked in live theater productions. His big break in movies came in 1995, when he appeared in “Apollo 13.” “I enjoyed working with (director) Ron Howard,” he said. A number of other movie and television roles followed and in 2003 he landed the part of a Philadelphia homicide detective on “Cold Case.” “Cold Case” has been canceled after seven seasons, so Barry is looking for acting work. He has been talking to ABC about a role in a new series “It was not a typical career,” he

said. “I’ve been blessed.” Kevin Quinlan has known Barry since they were both in third-grade in Williamsburg. “Thom is one of the finest human beings I have known,” he said. They became good friends and attended a seminary in Cincinnati together during their freshman year of high school. They returned to Williamsburg the next year and graduated together in 1969. After high school, they lost touch until, one day in 2000 Quinlan was watching a television commercial, saw Barry and said, “Hey, I know this guy.” Quinlan was able to get Barry’s e-mail from a mutual friend and they reconnected. “It was like we didn’t miss a beat,” he said. Barry invited Quinlan out to California, and in 2005 he accepted. On the trip to California, Quinlan brought along his Williamsburg yearbook, which Barry did not have. “We sat there just looking at the yearbook,” he said. Quinlan, who now lives in Mason, said he had asked Barry to return for the alumni activities. “Thom said he would be delighted,” Quinlan said. “He’s a very generous guy. It doesn’t surprise me a bit.”

Students to be tested for drugs By Mary Dannemiller

The number of student-athletes randomly drug tested at Milford High School will increase next year, but the cost of the tests will decrease. Right now, about 20 students are tested per athletic season, which is about three months long. Beginning in September, five students will be randomly selected for testing each week throughout the school year, said Milford Superintendent Bob Farrell. “It’s proactive in the sense that you’re hoping the kids don’t engage in those activities because of the possibility of being caught,” he said. “Another reason to do it more frequently than in the past is now somebody who might have already been tested could be called up again. Theoretically, you could be called up every week because of the random pool.” The current tests cost $40 per student, but the new tests will cost $5 per student, said Milford High School Assistant Principal Tom Wilson. The cost savings occurs because with the current system, all of the tests are sent to a laboratory for complete analysis, but with the new system only tests which indicate they might test positive will be sent to the laboratory, Farrell said. “In this case, there’s an indicator on the specimen bottles which show a certain range so the school nurse can look at it and say ‘This sample maybe need to be tested further,’” he said. “We went to a reduced cost because the Drug Free Schools Grant no longer exists so the money the school was using to fund it wasn’t there,” Farrell said. “(The cost) will still come out of the building fund, but it will be a much smaller amount.” The new tests also will have a much faster turn around, with final results available just days after the test instead of the weeks it took to get the old results, Farrell said. “We’ll have a quicker result back for the students so they won’t have to be on pins and needles wondering what the results are,” he said. In the four years Milford has tested student-athletes and students participating in extra-curricular activities, only two or three students tested positive, Wilson said. “We’re going into our fifth year next year and we’ve tested about 300 students so to have two or three test positive is a very small percentage,” he said. Wilson said he expects students to have a mixed reaction to the increased frequency of tests.

The policy The Milford High School Athletic Handbook has a very specific drug policy. Here is what appears in the handbook about what happens when athletes test positive for drugs, or are arrested. First offense: • If the violation occurs during the season, the student involved shall be denied participation from the athletic program with reinstatement contingent upon the procedures listed in Paragraph P. The minimum penalty upon reinstatement shall be denial of participation from all contests for the remainder of the season. • If the violation occurs at a time other than during the season, the student involved shall be denied participation from the athletic program with reinstatement contingent upon the procedures listed in Paragraph P. The minimum penalty upon reinstatement shall be denial of participation in 20 percent of the regular season contests in the next sport they successfully participate in and complete. Second offense and subsequent offenses: • For additional violations occurring at any time, the student involved shall be denied participation from the athletic program with reinstatement contingent upon procedures listed. The minimum penalty upon reinstatement shall be denial of participation from athletics for one calendar year from the date of the infraction. Reinstatement (Paragraph P): Upon denial of participation from the athletic program for violations outlined in section O, athletic activities may only be resumed according “Anytime you have a new program there’s positive and negative reaction,” he said. “Drug testing has become pretty commonplace, but the increase might be a shock to everyone. Some kids might get tested twice and that’s the way it is with the randomness.” Milford Athletic Director Mark Trout said student-athletes who test positive could face consequences ranging from missing an entire season to missing 20 percent of the next season’s contests. “We take substance abuse violations very seriously, not just through random drug testing but through whatever methods we find out about it, whether they get arrested or we find out another way,” he said. “Our policy is very specific and it’s not

to the following guidelines/procedures: • A request for reinstatement shall be made to the athletic director, in writing, from the athlete and his/her parents/guardians. It shall outline specific remedies and plans of action being taken to prevent reoccurrence of the violation(s). • A written assessment shall be obtained by the athlete’s family from a trained certified chemical dependency counselor, or a licensed physician trained in the treatment of chemical dependency, regarding the violation(s) and indicating whether it is appropriate for the student to return to the athletic program in their professional opinion. A copy of this assessment, including any recommendations for rehabilitation and return to athletic participation, shall accompany the request for reinstatement from first offense. • A review of the incident shall occur by a reinstatement committee comprised of the head coach of the sport, the athletic director and the principal (other personnel may be included if applicable). The reinstatement committee shall consider the circumstances of the violation(s), the items submitted from first and second offenses and the overall appropriateness of the student’s return to the athletic program. The review process must include a meeting with the athlete and his/her parents/guardians. Following the review, a decision shall be made relative to the athlete’s reinstatement. Reinstatement is not automatic. The reinstatement committee shall have latitude in its decision from immediate return to continued denial of participation, with or without conditions of probationary status, and following any minimum requirements. The decision of the reinstatement committee shall be final. • This process is subject only to procedural review by the superintendent on adherence by the reinstatement committee to the policy. based on rumor. Someone’s participation in those activities has to be verified.” Students and their parents will be informed of the new policy at the kick-off meetings for the school’s various sports, Trout said. All student-athletes and students in extracurricular activities and their parents must sign a release form allowing random drug testing to be able to participate, Trout said. They also must sign a form stating the students will abide by the athletic department’s rules and substance abuse policy. “I think it’s a good idea,” he said. “The whole point is we don’t want our kids to put themselves or anyone else in danger. It’s illegal and we want them to be performing at their peak when they’re participating in athletics.”


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Veterans, brothers receive diplomas By Kellie Geist

When brothers Jack and Rodney Moore dropped out of high school, it wasn’t because they didn’t have the grades – it was because they wanted to serve their country. And now, after 40 years, both have received their Amelia High School diplomas. The presentation was made at the West Clermont Local School District Board of Education meeting Monday, May 24. “I appreciate very much what the veterans administration and the school district have done for us,” Jack said. “I appreciate it very much.” Jack, of Union Township, served in the Army from 1963 to 1967. He was stationed in Germany, where he was part of the color guard and cavalry, and later served in Korea as a medic. He will turn 66 this year. Rodney, 60, of Georgetown, also served in the Army. He left school in 1969 to enlist and stayed in the military until 1971. During his time in the service, including his tour in Vietnam, he was a truck driver and a cook. “I wanted to serve my country. My dad served and my brothers served and I wanted to do my part,” Rodney said. “I think every guy should serve time in the military, if he’s able. It made me grow-up. It made me a man.” Jack and Rodney both would have graduated from Norwood High School. The two wanted Amelia diplomas because Jack lives


Jack Moore, center, and Rodney Moore, right, both received their Amelia High School diplomas during the West Clermont Local School District school board meeting Monday, May 24. Both Moore brothers left high school to serve in the military. Also pictured is West Clermont Superintendent Gary Brooks.


Rodney Moore, left, and Jack Moore shake hands before leaving the West Clermont Local School District school board meeting with the Union Township Honor Guard. The Moore brothers, who both left high school to serve in the military, received their Amelia High School diplomas Monday, May 24.


Edith Moore has set up a Memorial Wall in her Union Township home to honor the members of her family who have served in the military.

nearby and two of Rodney’s children graduated as Barons. Veterans who served in World War II, the Korea War or the Vietnam War and who were honorably discharged, are eligible to receive a high school diploma through the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. But being awarded diplomas is not the only recognition received by these men – they also are two of 10 family members honored on a memorial wall at their mother Edith Moore’s house in Union Township. On the wall are brothers Jack, Rodney, Bill and Arnold Moore; their father Jack, Uncle Frank and Aunt

Pauline Moore; and three next generation servicemen, Todd, Tommy and Tony Moore. Edith said she started the wall after her husband, Jack, died in 1996. “I had pictures of all the boys put away, but, after their dad died and we had his flag, we decided to create the memorial wall,” Edith said. “It’s just blossomed from there.” Edith said the wall, which everyone wants to see when they come to her house, is her family’s way of honoring the men and women in the family who served. “I know I’m lucky that every one of them came home after the service. It


West Clermont Local School District Communications Director Sharon Oakes talks about the military service of Rodney Moore, left, and his brother Jack Moore. Both brothers received their Amelia High School diplomas during the school board meeting Monday, May 24. was rough – you should have seen me trying to keep up with weekly letters while my sons were in the service

– but they love their country and they wanted to protect it,” she said. “I am just so proud of all of them.”


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Schellenberger caps track career at state

Tiger senior takes 6th place in pole vault By Mark Chalifoux

The Bethel-Tate girls track team ended a strong season with senior Autumn Schellenberger taking sixth place in the pole vault at the 2010 Division II State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, June 5. Schellenberger turned in an 11-foot-3 vault to score her sixth-place finish at state. It was her second consecutive season at state after the Tiger standout finished fifth in the pole vault last year. “She’s already set since she’s going to be pole vaulting at a Division I school at Bucknell and they will have her vaulting over 12 feet, but we were all pretty pumped to have her back at the state meet,” said BethelTate High School girls track and field coach Sam Renn. Schellenberger was also a regional qualifier in the hurdles and as part of the 4x100 meter relay. She’s one of two tough seniors the Tigers will have to

Felicity’s Arica Stutz at state

Felicity-Franklin freshman Arica Stutz qualified for the Division III State Track and Field Championships in the 100-meter hurdles. Stutz finished in the top 16 at state with a time of 17.00. Stutz, one of the standouts for the Cardinals, finished fourth at the regional meet with a time of 16.57 and was the district champion in the event with a time of 16.91. replace next season. The other is Kelly Minarchek, another regional qualifier. “They are really good friends and it will be hard to lose them because they were such excellent leaders and they tallied up quite a bit of points on their own,” Renn said. “Their leadership was important to the team as the roster is filled mainly with sophomores and freshmen.” Overall, Renn said the team did a lot better than she expected this season. “They got better and better as the year went on and I’m very proud of them,” Renn said. Also qualifying for regionals as part of the 4x100-meter relay with Autumn and Kelly was freshman Morgan Calhoun and sophomore Carolin Baker. “Not only did they qualify but they broke the school record, which was really exciting,” Renn said. “Morgan will be a force to reckon

with over the next few years.” Andi Lanigan qualified for the regional meet in the mile and finished eighth. “Having a sophomore medal at regionals was great,” Renn said. “Having some younger girls with regional experience will help next year because it can be intimidating your first time there. Now they will have more confidence next season.” Taylor Adkins and Cyra Jones are two talented high jumpers for Bethel-Tate and Renn said she had a number of other talented kids who contributed at different points this season. Renn said she hopes the team’s success will help increase the numbers for next year. “It was a very fun group to work with this year,” Renn said. “It was a challenging season but I love the kids. It doesn’t matter how bad the day is, when I see those girls on the track they lighten everything up.”


Autumn Schellenberger of Bethel-Tate flies over the hurdles at the district meet. Schellenberger was the lone state qualifier for the Tigers this season.

McNicholas relay finds success at state By Mark Chalifoux


Lauren Clark, a sophomore at McNicholas High School, crosses the finish line to take first place in the girls’ 800 meter run in the Division II District finals at the New Richmond District Track Meet on Saturday, May 23. Clark was part of McNick’s state-qualifying relay.

The McNicholas High School track and field team capped a successful year by sending five girls to compete in four events at the 2010 Division II State Track and Field Championships in Columbus. The girls 4x800-meter relay had the highest finish at the state meet as the girls took seventh place with a time of 9:37.78. The relay was composed of freshman Maddie Scott, junior Lauren Clark, sophomore Rebecca Heise and anchored by sophomore Kelsey Mueller. McNicholas head coach Dan Rosenbaum said the experience at state in 2009 helped the relay get on the podium this year, he said. The state championships concluded Saturday, June 5. “Three of those four girls ran that relay last year and they just missed out on making the podium,” he

said. “They used that as motivation to get on the podium this year and we were in the mix to finish even higher.” Rosenbaum said he hopes the taste of success at state this year helps motivate the members of the relay to finish even higher next year with all four members of the relay slated to return in 2011. Clark also competed in the 800-meter run and finished 10th with a time of 2:20.01. Heise also competed in the high jump and finished 11th with a height of 5-00 and Rebecca Weisshaar, another high jumper, finished ninth in the high jump with a height of 5-02. “It was a great year,” Rosenbaum said. “It was a great group of kids who worked hard and we had a ton of kids go up to Columbus to support our athletes at state. We had maybe more than we usually do, which is a tribute to the

other kids on the team and the ones that qualified that their friends and teammates went up there to support them.” Rosenbaum said he could understand that seniors who were done with the school year and track season may not want to make the trip but he said his seniors weren’t like that. “They went up to support the team and that to me was remarkable,” he said. The girls had 18 regional qualifiers this year, which is about average for McNick, Rosenbaum said. The boys team had a little higher number than normal with 10 regional qualifiers. Both teams won district titles and it was the first for the boys team since 1998. The boys 4x800-meter relay team, composed of seniors Matt Johnson, Jeff Griffiths, Sean Kelly and junior David Lawrence, finished fifth at regionals and barely missed qualifying for

state. The relay ran its fastest time by five seconds and Rosenbaum said he was proud of the relay, even if they narrowly missed the state meet. “The team that finished one spot ahead ended up finishing sixth at state, so this was a very tough region,” he said. “They competed against some of their best and they gave it their all and you can’t ask for any more than that.” The girls team returns a considerable amount of talent and should be strong again in 2011. The boys team will need some younger runners to step into key roles but Rosenbaum felt the same way about the 2010 team in 2009, the coach said. “I didn’t have high expectations for them overall and a bunch of kids stepped up and had great seasons,” he said. “We’ll need some more of that next year.”

East-West All-Star football game set for June 10 The 35th SWOFCA/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Football Game will be played on Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Rosters will be available at when you click on All-Star

Game. The East won last year's contest 42-35 to even the series at 17-17. Mike Shafer, former Little Miami head coach who was recently named head coach at Madeira, will coach the East squad. He will be

assisted by Andrew Marlatt, Loveland; Geoff Dixon, Sycamore; Scott Jordan, Little Miami; Dan Kelley, Middletown and Ben Osborne, Glen Este. Tyler Calhoun of BethelTate will participate. The West head coach will

be Brian Butts from Ross High School. He will be assisted by Aaron Fitzstephens, Fairfield; Phill Joseph, Colerain; Chad Murphy, Mt. Healthy; Bret Schnieber, Oak Hills; and Jeff Wadl, Lakota West. Proceeds from the event

will provide scholarships to local high school seniors. This year more than $17,000 in scholarships will be awarded at halftime. Four former coaches will be inducted as honorary members of SWOFCA; they

are Dennis Ashworth, Glen Este; Kerry Coombs, Colerain; Dick Nocks, Harrison and Gary Sams, Colerain. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any participating player, high school football coach or at the gate.

the single-season record for wins.

University of Michigan. He is going to work with the basketball team as a student manager and try to get on the team as a walk-on.

BRIEFLY AllMideast Region awards Uhl

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sophomore pitcher Paul Uhl, a McNicholas High School graduate was all named AllMideast Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Uhl was named to the first team and will move onto the

All-American ballot as he had a 10-1 record in 14 appearances this season. He had a 2.21 earned run average as he pitched 81.1 innings and gave up 29 runs (20 earned) on 61 hits and struck out 64.

Uhl and the rest of the Saints went 33-16 this season and captured the program’s first Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship Tournament title and finished regional semifinalists. The team's 33 wins tied

Schaljo heads to college


Bethel-Tate High School’s Louis Schaljo is headed to the


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June 10, 2010

Brown, Berwanger end careers at state New Richmond senior finds podium at state By Anthony Amorini

Ending their high school careers on the biggest possible stage, Williamsburg’s Amy Brown and New Richmond’s John Berwanger put the finishing touches on their impressive careers at the 2010 State Championships this spring. Competing in the Division II State Championships, Berwanger found the podium with his eighth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.18. At the Division III State Championships, Brown

placed 12th in the discus with a 118foot-3 toss and 14th in the shotput at 36.00.75. Both local Brown athletes are 2010 graduates. The state championships concluded Saturday, June 5, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. Berwanger was a firsttime state qualifier in the hurdles. The Lion standout won a Division II district championship in the 110 hurdles with his first-place time of 15.28 at the meet. At regionals, Berwanger qualified to state with his third-place time of 14.80 at regionals. Brown, also Williams-


New Richmond High School senior John Berwanger leaps over a hurdle during his eighth-place finish in preliminary heats for the 110-meter hurdles at the Division II State Championships on Friday, June 4. Berwanger went on to take eighth place in the event during the state finals Saturday, June 5. burg’s 2010 valedictorian, was competing at state for the second time in the discus and the first time in the shotput.

“She absolutely deserves being where she’s at because she is such a hardworking kid,� Williamsburg head coach Karen Healey

said of Brown being at the top of her class and the top of her sport. “She’s just an excellent kid. Amy is a very determined young lady (on the track) and she is that way with her school work too.� Brown will focus on academics as a student at the Ohio State University starting in the fall, Healey said. As for her legacy at Williamsburg, Brown owns Lady Wildcat records in both the discus (122-01) and shotput (37-05.25). “We are going to miss her a lot,� Healey said. “She had such an excellent season for us and she’ll be hard to replace. “We have a junior named Ainsley Guess coming up in the throwing events and she made

tremendous progress this year, but Amy leaves some big shoes to fill,� Healey said. Brown won a Division III district title in the shotput with her first-place toss of 37-02 at the event. She finished second in the discus at 104-00 during districts to advance to regionals. At regionals, Brown secured state qualifications while taking second in the discus (119-01) and fourth in the shotput (37-05.25). “Her expectations were higher because she was hoping to make the podium (at state) but we were just so proud of her,� Healey said. “And not just proud of her for this season but proud of the way she’s competed and worked hard the past three years.�

Rowers win gold, qualify for nationals Just a week after hosting the 2010 Midwest Scholastics Championship Regatta, one of the largest rowing competitions in the country, the Clermont Crew placed 12 boats in the finals of the 2010 Midwest Juniors Championship and two of those boats qualified for the U.S. Rowing Junior National Championship coming up in June. “I’m proud of the Clermont Crew athletes. They did an extraordinary job, competing hard in the heats and making it to the finals

against excellent crews,� Clermont Crew Head Coach Tony Geara said. “They worked hard last weekend volunteering for the Midwest Scholastics instead of competing, then practiced hard all week to be at the top for the races this weekend, and the work paid off.� Qualifying for the U.S. Rowing Junior Nationals, coming to Harsha Lake in June, were the Clermont Crew Girls’ Quad (4x) consisting of Emma Melton, Jessica Youngstrom, Amy

Van Syoc and Marie Cordes, who won a gold medal, and the Girls’ Lightweight Double (2x) of Brenna Clifton and Sarah Hlass, who won a silver medal. Other medal winners included the Clermont Crew’s girls’ second Varsity Double, Julia Youngstrom and Libby Brigner winning gold, and Kate Averwater winning a bronze in the Girls’ Novice Single (1x) and a bronze in the Girls’ 2nd Varsity Double with Beth Bell. After the races, Geara

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posted on Facebook, “a great performance from each and every Novice and Varsity (boys’ and girls’) boat... I am so proud of them! Go Clermont!� The victories come just one week after the rowers and parents had worked hard to organize the Midwest Scholastics Rowing Championship. On Mother’s Day weekend, the Clermont Crew with the help of the Cincinnati Country Day School Crew, hosted the Midwest Scholastics Rowing Championship, and welcomed 1,768 rowers from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and eight other states. High winds on Saturday suspended competition for a few hours due to safety con-


Clermont Crew Head Coach Tony Geara, rower Brenna Clifton, Assistant Coach Bill Martin, rower Sarah Hlass and Assistant Coach Steve Golwaki, celebrate qualifying for the Junior Nationals with a silver medal in the girls’ lightweight double (2x). cerns, but organizers were able to adjust the racing schedule. Races not run Saturday were made up on Sunday. “We were able to adjust the schedule to fit the conditions, and every one of the nearly 1,800 rowers who

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entered to row, got to row,� according to Leila Spriggs, chair of the Midwest Scholastics Championship Regatta. The regattas bring an estimated $2 million economic impact to businesses in Clermont County.

Signature move

James Hofmann of McNicholas High School signs on for a partial scholarship to play Volleyball at Lewis University. The son of Tim and Valerie Hofmann of Clermont County (also pictured with coach Denny Murphy), James was awarded 2009 USA High Performance National Team, 2009 2nd Team Regional All-State, 2nd Team District and 2010 McNicholas High Performance Team.



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Answer foreclosure complaints quickly Foreclosure. The mere mention of foreclosure reasonably strikes fear into homeowners. The fear extends beyond finances to the very heart of families – their stability, security and peace of mind are negatively impacted by losing a home. The personal stakes involved make foreclosure cases among the most difficult judges must handle. In assuming the Common Pleas bench in February 2009, I also assumed a frontline position in Clermont County’s ongoing foreclosure crisis. My experience as judge has provided me with considerable insight into how homeowners can best deal with foreclosure. A foreclosure is best described as a two-part process beginning with the lender’s filing of a civil complaint. After receiving the

complaint, the homeowner is required to respond in writing to the court within 28 days under risk of default judgment to the lender. Regardless Judge W. of the manner Kenneth Zuk obtained, the Community lender must first a judgPress guest receive ment in its favor columnist before taking the steps necessary to collect it through auction of the homeowner’s property. In practice, this process can prove lengthy, often taking several months. This gives homeowners time to communicate with their lenders with an eye towards favorably resolving the situation.

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What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “Please don’t think that I did not love my father based on my answer to this question. He was a good man, and a hard working man. But there wasn’t a real parental connection between him and me. “Dad was born in Austria Hungary in 1892, and migrated to this country in the early 20th century. He had only a meager primary school education, and thus ended up being a laborer in the steel mills of southern Ohio. He and my mother had 12 children, raising 11 of them to adulthood. Life was so very difficult for both of them, but they persevered, and in my opinion, they did a wonderful job. “My mother was the dominant figure in my childhood, and I was the second youngest of the 12. Dad was 44 when I was born, and although he worked hard all of his life to help support his family, he wasn’t equipped with the intellectual skills to give me advice, per se. “I had the benefit of a good education that he did not, and I accept that. He died in 1968, and he was a good, good man.” B.B. “My best advice from my dad (and my mom) was to save. ‘It isn’t what you make but what you save.’ ‘So when I was making $12 a week at Wolfer’s Forestville Pharmacy, I started buying a Series E bond once a month ... and then I got lucky and obtained an $18 a week position at the bank on Hyde Park Square and started buying a $50 bond a month. “To make this shorter, when my husband and I went to buy our first home my boss said if I could come up with $7,500 they could make me a 4 percent loan. By that time, I’d piled up several $100 bonds (they were only $50

This week’s question What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry? 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. each at buying time). “I raised the $7,500. I worked at that bank for 19 years. And what was my salary in the end? $75 a week.” J.F. “My dad always told me to finish what I started. He must’ve said it enough since now I do it without thinking. I still try to avoid procrastination and always take responsibility. Not a bad lesson.” D.R. “’Pay your credit card bill in full every month – don’t spend money you don’t have.’ I absolutely followed it. “Dad was a banker, heading up consumer financing when credit cards were the new big idea. He signed me up for one – and sent it to me with that warning. “He also threatened to cancel my card the first time he found out I paid interest on my account. Not such a good thing for his bank – but excellent financial advice I still heed it today, 40 years later.” J.S.B. “The best advice my father ever gave me: ‘Never buy anything on credit except your house and maybe your car.’ Tough advice to adhere to in these economic times, but sound enough that if anyone could actually do this, they would undoubtedly be in safer, more stable financial condition than most people. ‘Nuff said.” M.M.

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However, their active participation is required from day one and cannot be stressed enough. The following tips stem from my judicial observations. Upon receiving the foreclosure complaint, contact the lender’s attorney. Regardless of any prior conversations with the lender, call the lender’s attorney and explain your desire to resolve the situation. Often, attorneys are not made aware of your prior discussions with the lender until you tell them. Furthermore, the attorney has contacts with the lender authorized to approve alternative payment arrangements that cannot be utilized unless you ask. Provide all requested financial documents to the lender. Most lenders now require completed “loss mitigation packets” to evalu-

ate your current ability to pay and possible placement within any offered programs. This packet must be fully completed and returned quickly. Lenders can do little with incomplete information. Read all documents received and take advantage of available resources. All foreclosure defendants receive information detailing the court’s mediation program. This program provides a valuable forum for discussing foreclosure alternatives, but is only as effective as you make it – follow all steps carefully and be prepared to assume responsibility in submitting documents and scheduling your mediation. Court mediator Josh Vineyard can be reached at 732-7134. Carefully read all documents filed. Persons proceeding without

CCDD thanks voters for approving levy The Clermont Board of Developmental Disabilities, and the people and families we serve, want to express our appreciation to this community for supporting our .9mill replacement levy. What does this really mean, one might ask? Well first of all it means that some permanently lost funding from tangible personal property tax and from electric deregulation can be replaced. That money, slightly over $1 million, has been a part of the foundation of our funding which supports our current programs and services, and it has been steadily declining. With the additional cuts to state dollars we’ve received, as well as

the possibility of more cuts in future state budgets, we were seriously concerned with how we could sustain our services. Now we were Sharon looking at the that, Woodrow reality besides no interCommunity ruption or change Press guest to services to indicolumnist viduals already receiving them, somewhere between 80 and 130 people who are on various waiting lists and/or who are about to leave

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our school programs and who are not currently receiving needed support from our agency, will be able to get it. We also can continue to enroll babies from birth to age 3 with developmental delays for early intervention services – a real blessing to their families and a key to a more typical childhood. It is our hope everyone who voted for us realizes that you supported real people with real life situations. We don’t always get a chance to make such a difference in people’s lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Sharon Woodrow is the superintendent of Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Patriotism, veterans shine Memorial Day I participated in one of the many annual Memorial Day parades that took place throughout Clermont County. This particular parade took place in Batavia and was hosted by American Legion Post 237. Assistance was provided by VFW Post 3954, DAV Chapter 63 and the Clermont County Veteran Service Commission. The parade was small in numbers but very large with emotion and patriotism that was heartfelt by all. While large parades are always entertaining, there is something very special about the smaller but far more personal Memorial Day parades. The small town feel adds a true sense of family and community that cannot be achieved in the large cities. I would like to especially thank the membership of Post 237 and Post 3954 for their continued dedication with this parade including the beautiful grave-side services they conduct at numerous cemeteries throughout Clermont County. The parade itself only represents a small portion of the day with the majority of the time being spent at cemeteries starting at the crack of dawn. A little history lesson for the younger crowd indicates that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was always honored May 30. While I’m not going to start listing the ages of these veterans, let’s

just say the 60something crowd are considered the younger guys with the majority being somewhat older. I’m sure you agree that when you see these Dan Bare wonderful people Community marching down Street you Journal guest Main too feel proud of columnist their service to our country not to mention the many positive things they have done for our community over these many years. I wish I could bottle up all the experience and wisdom from the older generations and sprinkle it throughout our country and especially with our leadership. I know many within our community also think about those veterans that have gone before us but will forever be in our hearts and memories. The veterans still with us should not be taken for granted since in just a handful of years many will be gone. Take time to thank them for their service whenever you can and not just on Memorial Day. While the older veterans are the foundation of the annual parade I’m pleased to see our younger people starting to take interest. This is a very positive reflection on the

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counsel are presumed to know the law. Many times, homeowners requesting extensions of time for mediation or direct negotiations with lenders neglect to file their answer when the extension expires. The answer is required. Make no assumptions. Once foreclosure is filed, the lender is unlikely to initiate settlement discussions. Do not sit back and wait. Time is of the essence. Most importantly, begin discussions with your lender immediately after receiving the complaint. Many foreclosures potentially resolved through early communications quickly become unmanageable as fees and costs accrue. Resist the urge to avoid the situation – instead, be proactive. W. Kenneth Zuk is a Clermont County Court of Common Pleas judge.

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parents who take the time to make certain their children understand the true meaning of Memorial Day. Patriotism comes in many forms and not just on the front lines and this is one of the very best examples. Planting seeds with the youngsters will yield patriotic involvement and appreciation for years to come. Finally, of special note, was the noticeable absence of a great patriot and citizen, Mr. Jackson Hamlin, better known as “Walkingstick.” Mr. Hamlin served with the Merchant Marines during World War II and understands what personal sacrifice means. Mr. Hamlin has been hospitalized for some time and I speak for the total veteran community when I say, “Get well soon, you are missed.” The beautiful summer is unfolding and we are privileged to live in the greatest country in the world primarily because of the veterans who have defended our freedoms and liberties. God Bless America and pray for our troops who are fighting two wars. In the blink of an eye, those same young men and women will be the older veterans that will tell their stories to the younger crowd. Danny D. Bare is Executive Director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission. He is a Vietnam Combat Veteran.


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Clermont Co. police officers recognized for outstanding work By John Seney


Ava’s Finishing Touch salon is a full-service salon offering services for hair, nails and skin. From left are: Roberta Knechtly, Nancy Holste, Ava Purkiser, Charlene McPartland and Kelly Rouff.

Atmosphere is Ava’s finishing touch By Kellie Geist

The ladies of Ava’s Finishing Touch salon don’t treat their customers like buyers, they treat them like friends. And that’s how it’s been for 26 years. Ava Purkiser, who now lives near Georgetown, opened the nail salon in 1984 after three years as a nail technician. A few years later her daughter, Charlene McPartland, joined the business. McPartland took over ownership in 2005. In 2007, McPartland, who lives in Batavia, hired a skin care specialist and hair stylist to make the salon full-service. She said “friendly, relaxed atmosphere” has been a key to the salon’s success. “We specialize in making every customer feel welcome. That’s one of the things we strive for,” McPartland said. Her mom agreed. “I just think we’re a comfortable place and we (provide) great service,” Purkiser said. Ava’s has been in four locations, but, for the last 15 years, is has been nestled in Union Township on Commercial Drive across from Beechmont Ford. Over the years, the salon has mentored 14 nail technicians in liquid nail sculpting. Four women run the salon and offer a variety of services. Nancy Holste and Charlene McPartland offer nail services, including sculpture sets, manicures

THINGS TO DO Free concert

The Ohio Military Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in the bandstand in New Richmond. The concert is sponsored by the New Richmond Parks and Recreation Commission and the Liar’s Club. All veterans will be honored during the concert. Also, those in attendance will be asked to remember that 2010 is the 60th anniversary of the first hostilities in the Korean War.

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Full-service hair and nail salon, skin care also available 4004 Commercial Blvd., Suite 101, in Union Township 513-752-3536 Services by appointment only. Appointments available Monday through Friday, including evenings. Some weekend appointments also available. and pedicures. Kelly Rouff is a nail technician, too, but she also is a skin care specialist who does facials. Hair stylist Roberta Knechtly offers a variety of hair services including cuts for men and women, color, permanent waving, and hair extensions. She also does waxing. Purkiser is retired, although she’s regularly involved. Customer Linda Kirby said she’s been coming to Ava’s for many years. “It’s like my therapy,” she said. “It’s my time to do something nice for myself. When you come here, you get two for one. You get your nails or hair done and you get to have fun and relax.” To celebrate their 26th year, Ava’s Finishing Touch salon will host an open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at the salon, 4004 Commercial Blvd. During the open house, Knechtly will offer free hair consultations and the single nail trial sculpting will be available. “Just come give us a try,” McPartland said.

Pierce Township Police Officer Laetitia Schuler last fall was sent to investigate the theft of copper at a Duke Energy substation. Her investigation led to the arrest of a suspect who was convicted and sent to prison. It was determined he was responsible for more than $1.2 million in losses and damages at Duke facilities in Miami Township, Goshen Township, Union Township, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For her efforts, Schuler was honored May 27 at the Clermont County Police Appreciation Banquet with an award for Criminal Investigator of the Year, Small Department. The 27th annual banquet was presented by the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association. Another award winner, Cpl. Ron Robinson of the Goshen Township Police Department, was recognized for his work leading to the arrest of more than 60 drug trafficking suspects. One of the suspects was Amy Baker, a witness in the Marcus Fiesel murder case. “There are fewer drug dealers in Goshen because of what Ron did,” said Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz. Kuntz presented Robinson with the award as Officer of the Year, Small Department. Officer Chris Wilson of the Union Township Police Department received the Medal of Honor award for pulling a driver out of a burning car after the vehicle crashed in a ditch. Other award winners: • Officer of the Year, Large Department: Edwin Holt, a crime scene technician with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge William Walker, who presented the award, said “there were not many cases over the past 20 years that did not involve Ed Holt.” • Traffic Officer of the

Flag pole dedication

On Flag Day, Monday, June 14, the veterans of New Richmond will dedicate the new flag pole in Rose Vesper Park at 6 p.m. at the corner of Sycamore and Willow streets in the village. Vesper served Clermont County for many years in the Ohio House of Representatives. She and her husband Lee are longtime residents of the village.

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Cpl. Ron Robinson, right, of the Goshen Township Police Department receives the Officer of the Year, Small Department, award May 27 at the Police Appreciation Banquet. From left are Goshen Township Trustee Jack Kuntz and George Pattison, chairman of the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association.


Officer Chris Wilson, right, of the Union Township Police Department, receives the Medal of Honor award May 27 at the Police Appreciation Banquet. From left are state Rep. Joe Uecker and George Pattison, chairman of the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association.


Pierce Township Police Officer Laetitia Schuler receives the Criminal Investigator of the Year, Small Department, award May 27 at the police appreciation banquet. From left are Rich Jaffee of WKRC-TV, Warren Walker of Duke Energy and George Pattison, chairman of the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association. Year, Large Department: Sgt. Charles Scales of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Scales, an 18-year veteran of the highway patrol, was recognized for his work as a member of the traffic crash reconstruction team. “Thanks to investigations like the ones he does, our vehicles and roadways become safer,” said Rich Jaffe of WKRC-TV, one of the award presenters. • Criminal Investigator of the Year, Large Department: Det. Keith Puckett, Union Township Police Department. Clermont County Prosecutor Don White said Puckett was a good investigator because he was always “thinking outside of the box.” “Officer Puckett is very thorough at crime scenes,” White said. • Criminal Investigation of the Year, Large Department: The sheriff’s office team of Lt. Steve Leahy. Lt. David Doyle, Investigator Greg Moran, Investigator Mike Robinson, Investigator Matt Farmer, Investigator Lori Saylor, Investigator Bernard Boerger and Deputy Jessie Wilson. The team members were recognized


Ed Schmid, left, a retired officer from the Miami Township Police Department, receives a Retired Officer Recognition Award May 27 from George Pattison of the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association. The award was presented at the annual police appreciation banquet. for work on a case involving a plot to kill a 7-yearold girl and her mother so they couldn’t testify in a rape case. A man was sentenced to life in prison for raping the girl and plotting to kill her and her mother. Two women also were sent to prison for involvement in the plot. • Citizen Award: Anthony Mitchell of Batavia Township saw the theft of a John Deere utility vehicle in progress at a closed business in Pierce Township. His call to police led to an arrest. • Citizen Award: Mike Elam, owner of a Kenwood electronics business, was recognized for providing law enforcement agencies with electronics equipment free of charge. • Citizen Award: Les Sanders was recognized for his work as chaplain of the

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Miami Township Police Department. “He let each officer know they could call on him,” Miami Township Police Capt. Cliff Rowland said. “Chaplain Sanders genuinely cares for others.” • Retired Officer Recognition: Officer Ed Schmid of the Miami Township Police Department, Det. Bill Paul of the Miami Township Police Department, Deputy Randy Harvey of the sheriff’s office, Cpl. Dave Smith of the sheriff’s office, Deputy Jeff Prebble of the sheriff’s office and Lt. Rick DePuccio of the Union Township Police Department. • Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association Scholarship: James Little of Batavia received a $1,500 scholarship to study criminal justice at UC Clermont College.


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Sharefax Credit Union’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sharefax Credit Union Batavia, 1147 Old Ohio 74, Parking lot. Prizes, food, music from KISSFM (107.1) and more. Family friendly. Free. 753-2440; Batavia.


Explorer’s Club, 11 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.


Scott Dawson, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Free. 233-0932. Bethel.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Stagger Lee, 9:30 p.m., Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road, $3. 444-4991. Deerfield Township.


Frog Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Visit pond, talk with toad and make frog craft to take home. Ages 3-5. $4. Registration required by June 8, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Summer Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Stories, games and crafts. Ages 0 to 6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia.


New Richmond Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, Free. Ohio Military Band. Presented by village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.


High Seas Expedition Family Adventure, 6:30-8:30 p.m., LifeStream Christian Church, 2170 Old Ohio 32, Daily through June 13. Music, Bible dramas and familyfriendly games. Work together to build framework of house with Crossroads Missions. Ages 3 and up. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 732-1775; Batavia.


Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for adults, teens and children. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7525580. Amelia. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 1


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. 4743100; Anderson Township.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard. 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. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Scott Dawson, classic pop and country covers. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

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Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, On back lawn. Christopher Ames and band. Rain or shine. Donations benefit Feeding America. Free, donation of canned good accepted. 474-2237; Anderson Township. New Richmond Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., The Bandstand, Free. Dr. Dan and the Stray Dogs Band. 553-4146. New Richmond.



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


Used Book Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 2


Old West Festival, 1-4 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Volunteer street cast and actors for melodrama and other stage shows. One female saloon singer needed. Cold readings from script and improvisational work. Ages 16 and up. Production dates: Sept. 11-Oct. 10. Through June 13. 937-222-7672. Williamsburg.


Ecovillages: Sustainable Communities, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Informational sessions, group discussion and hands-on workshops exploring options for ecological living, whether in our current neighborhoods or newly created ecological communities. Ages 18 and up. $65. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. FOOD & DRINK Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, Michela, blues, folk, rock and Emmerson & Hagerman, jazz. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Family Fun: Gardening, 11 a.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Families spend an hour enjoying stories, decorating a flower pot and planting flowers together. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.

Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. $5, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Life on the Edge, 3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take a closer look at roadside nature. Ages 8 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Stream Access B on Geology Trail. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Young Eagles Rally, 8:30 a.m., Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sporty’s Drive, Hawk Building. Free airplane rides for ages 8 to 17. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for participation. Free. Registration required. Presented by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 174. 735-9500; Batavia Township. Kingdom Builders Ministry Annual Golf Classic, 11:30 a.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive, Includes lunch, dinner, green fees, cart and tees. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Various prizes and contests: hole-in-one, putting contest, longest putt, straightest drive. Silent auction and raffle. Benefits My Father’s House Children’s Home. Ages 18 and up. $85. Registration required. Presented by Kingdom Builders Ministry-My Father’s House. 2882740; Pierce Township.


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Surplus Perennial Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Bring plastic bags, markers and labels. $20 four shovelfuls; $6 donation per shovelful. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. Used Book Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia. Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1-7 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, All breeds and puppies, too. Presented by Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. 917-292-6779; Eastgate.


Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 174 is hosting the Young Eagles Rally at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Hawk Building at Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Batavia Township. There are free airplane rides for ages 8 to 17. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for participation. The event is free. Registration is required. Call 735-9500 or visit Pictued: People check out the airplanes at a previous Young Eagles Rally. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 3


Old West Festival, 1-4 p.m., Old West Festival, 937-222-7672. Williamsburg.


Paint the Town, 2-4 p.m., Downtown Loveland, West Loveland Avenue, Watch artists at work and view Loveland through the artists’ eyes, June 7-13. Easel Display and WetPaint Sale. Artist $20, $10 member; free admission. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-1696; Loveland.


A Summer Feast: Grailville Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Featuring Grailvillegrown food and other seasonal delights. $15, $10 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Walking with Frogs, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Juneberry parking lot. Walk to a vernal pond and learn about the life cycle of frogs. There is a chance of getting wet. Ages 8 and up. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 917-292-6779; Eastgate. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4

EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township. LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Flag Day, 6:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Join local veterans in honoring flag. Lecture by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Includes light refreshments. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Digging Into Dirt, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through June 18. Discover how dirt is made and how it is important. Search grounds for soil-dwelling creatures. Includes mud and clay crafts. Wear proper footwear and clothing. Ages 56. $215, $165 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Insect Invasion, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through June 18. Week of hikes, crafts, songs and games all centered around insects. Ages 6-12. $215, $165 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Clermont Family YMCA Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Soccer. Daily through June 18. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 715. $140, $112 members. Registration required. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 1 5


Family Film Festival, 10 a.m., Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive, “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.” Free family-friendly movies and discounted concession items. Free. 248-2169; Milford.


Teen Craft Days, 2-3:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Weekly through June 29. Learn macramé and make a macramé bracelet. Also make scrapbooks and bead jewelry. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

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Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Trustee’s Room. Limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. 300-4253; Miami Township.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford.


Explorer’s Club, 2 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, “Back to the Future and the Past.” Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES All Age Story Time, 11 a.m., Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50, Stories, games, crafts and music. Ages 0-6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-6084. Owensville.


Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Portion of parking lot reserved for motorcycles only. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 831-5823; Milford. 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.


Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, 11 a.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Begins with boxed lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Company, followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.



The Queen City Invitational Vintage Base Ball Festival returns to the Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park Saturday, June 12, to show spectators how baseball was originally played, as a gentleman’s sport. The Cincinnati Red Stockings and Buckeyes will host the Queen City Invitational with teams coming from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. The vintage baseball games will be played according to the 1869 rules. For $2 per person, guests can watch the games or for $5 for adults and $3 for children, guests can watch the games and go on a tour of the Heritage Village Museum’s 11 historic buildings. Tours and games will begin at 10 a.m., the last games are at 2:30 p.m. and the last tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. The location is 11450 Lebanon Pike, Sharonville. Call 513-563-9484 or visit or Pictured are the Red Stockings.

Art Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through June 18. Campers spend time along trails, near ponds, and peering through trees to find inspiration for paintings, prints, sculptures and more. Each Friday an exhibit of campers’ art held for family and friends. Ages 6-12. $225, $175 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Creek Week, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Daily through June 18. Campers explore Long Branch’s waterways, search for signs of beaver from a canoe, and discover life under a rock. Ages 6-12. $215, $165 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Goshen Township.


Dave Matthews Band will make its annual stop at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 15, with special guest Robert Earl Keen. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $70 plus service charges. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


Bethel Journal

June 10, 2010


Does God’s love always go easy on us?

The scriptures insist that God loves us. The problem is we’re confused about what love is and the ways it can be shown. To us, love is always pleasing, comforting and brings pleasant feelings. In love stories it’s always accompanied by violins, roses and dinners on the town. It’s understandable then, when we hear that God loves us, that we expect to live on Easy Street. Televangelists urge us to turn ourselves over to God. If we do, they imply, God will heal our illnesses, give us twice as much money as we donate, and take the rough times out of our lives. When this doesn’t happen we may think it means God doesn’t hear, doesn’t care, doesn’t love. Cynicism and despair can nest in our minds. Suppose a sculptor promised

only good feelings to a block of marble as he brought forth a beautiful statue from within it. If he did promise that, he could never strike the Father Lou first blow. The could Guntzelman marble legitimately comPerspectives plain that the sculptor was being untrue to his word. Parents have their young son inoculated though he cries. They enroll their daughter in school though she’s homesick. Young children experience times they doubt their parents love because of unpleasant events they don’t understand. At times, good parents seem rough – but it’s for

love’s sake. God does too. Love can be expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, giving, formative, romantic, passionate and demanding. Recently we’ve coined the term “tough love.” It expresses unpleasant demands made on the one loved for their greater good – even though making the demands may pain the one making them. Real love is not known only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept bad-tasting medicine because we trust the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love, we expect them to only be those things that make us comfortable? An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he

permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion for others; I prayed for a betterpaying job, and instead he gave me appreciation for what I already have.” God’s love doesn’t always come in the language of human logic. In his autobiography, Nikos Kazantzakis tells how as a young man he went to visit a famous monk: He found the old monk in a cave. He writes: “I did not know what to say… Finally I gathered up courage. ‘Do you still wrestle with the devil, Father Makarios?’ I asked him.” “Not any longer, my child. I have grown old now and he has grown old with me. He doesn’t have the strength… I wrestle with God.” “With God!’ I exclaimed in

astonishment. And you hope to win?” “I hope to lose, my child.” Like a child lacking insight, we all wrestle with God at times about what is good for us and what is not. We accuse God of dealing with us uncaringly because he allows us to sometimes be harshly treated by life and seems to do nothing to help us. Understandably, we think we know what’s good for us in our struggles. Sometimes we do. But only Perfect Love knows perfectly. Simone Weil says, “Isn’t the greatest possible disaster, when you are wresting with God, not to be beaten?” 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.

Graduates need to plug their health insurance gap This is the time of year when students are graduating from college and looking for work. They have a lot on their minds and, perhaps because of that, they may not be thinking about one important thing they need to get – health insurance. College students are generally covered under their parent’s health insurance plan, but when they graduate that coverage ends and they must get their own insurance. They can do so under their parents’ COBRA plan, or they can take out their own coverage until they get a job that provides health insurance. Kelly Ives of Ross learned even a short gap in coverage can cause major problems. “I graduated from college last year, in March 2009. After that I was employed, but it took about two months for my insurance to be activated. It’s mandatory

for new h i r e s , anywhere you go, that it t a k e s about 30 to 60 days for insurHoward Ain ance to Hey Howard! kick in,” Ives said. When she got the insurance she sent a copy of a certificate showing she had health insurance under her parents’ plan, but it turns out that wasn’t good enough. “Unfortunately, I got sick in December 2009, and now currently I’m in a battle with the insurance company – and have been for six months,” she said. “They’re refusing to pay because I had a break in coverage for two months.” Ives was hospitalized for five days and ran up thousands of dollars in medical

bills. “It was just a bacterial infection. I had gotten an ear infection and it just kept going on and on. Over time it grew into a bigger infection that had to be treated with antibiotics and steroids in the hospital because it had gotten so bad,” she said. Ives says her bills now total more than $10,000, and the collection letters are hurting her credit rating. “The first couple of bills that came in the insurance paid for,” she said. “Once they realized it was going to be a significant amount of money, they backed off and said, ‘Well, this is not our responsibility.’” This experience shows the importance for graduating students, either high school or college who are going out into the workforce, to get their own health insurance policy without a break in cover-

age. A new Ohio law takes effect July first that allows parents to request coverage for their dependent children on their employer’s plan until they reach age 28 – even if they are not in college. They can request this coverage on their policy’s first renewal date on or after

July first. A new federal law takes effect Sept. 23, giving parents the right to give health insurance to their dependent children until they reach age 26, also whether or not they are in college. Some employers and insurers are allowing graduating students to stay on

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Bethel Journal


June 10, 2010

You’ll want to piccata this chicken for dinner I had a fun time in Nashville last week presenting before the Herb Society of America. My topic was on culinary herbs of the Bible and, thankfully, everyone enjoyed it. We ate our way through Nashville barbecue restaurants, too. Now I’m addicted to the blend of spices used in Nashville’s special rubs and sauces. If any of you have a favorite southern rub or barbecue sauce that you’d like to share, that would be awesome. I’ll share some of my recipes in an upcoming column.

Chicken piccata

This is what I served to participants of a heart healthy class I taught recently. It was delicious. When I make this at home, I use real butter and it’s still a relatively healthy dish. 4 chicken cutlets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine like Chardonnay 1 teaspoon garlic,

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Like Lofthouse Cookies

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ing this clone to make at home. I haven’t yet tried it but intend to do so this week. For the readers who request this on an on-going basis. 1

⁄2 cup soft butter ⁄3 cup sugar 11⁄3 eggs **see Annie’s note for measuring 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 3 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt which have been whisked together. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1⁄2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake six to eight minutes,

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Buttercream frosting

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Heikenfeld For the r e a d e r Rita’s kitchen w h o wanted this old fashioned icing to top banana cake. 1 stick (1⁄2 cup) real butter 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3-5 tablespoons milk. Melt butter over medium heat. Cook four to six minutes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden – it will get foamy and bubble. Remove from heat right away. Cool 15 minutes. Then beat in sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make frosting smooth. 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.

Foster parents needed in Clermont County The Clermont County commissioners proclaimed May as Foster Care Month. In making the proclamation May 10, the commissioners recognized the valuable and extraordinary contributions of foster families who show unconditional love and support for children in crisis. Currently, there are 100

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vide a loving and nurturing environment that gives these children a life they would otherwise not have.” “We have 320 children in the custody of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS); because we do not have enough foster parents locally, many of these chil-

dren have to be placed outside the county,” said DJFS Children’s Protective Services (CPS) Director Tim Dick. “Keeping these children in the community lessens the trauma children experience after being removed from their homes.” Melissa Burke has been a Clermont County foster par-

ent for four years. “When we first welcomed a 16month-old girl into our home she was biting and acting out. Now, I am happy to say our story has a happy ending. Our daughter now eagerly runs to meet us when we enter the house, showers us with kisses, and interacts well with her three

brothers.” Burke and her husband adopted the girl and her brother. “I never thought I could get attached so quickly; loving them was so easy.” For more information about the Clermont County foster care program, call 732-7173 or visit www.

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Bethel Journal

June 10, 2010


Broccoli, asparagus now in freezer Howdy folks, It is Memorial Day as I write this column. Tomorrow Ruth Ann and I go to Lebanon, Ohio, to attend a P.E.R.I. District meeting along with other folks. I was talking to a feller called Bill. He said he was planting tomatoes and onions. A dog he has was pulling the plants up and laying them at his feet. He didn’t take kindly to the help the dog was doing, so he tied the dog up and that didn’t make the dog happy. The other day I looked up at a telephone pole and there was a big buzzard setting there with it’s wings spread so it could cool off. Last week Ruth Ann put the first broccoli in the freezer along with some asparagus. The strawberries we have are doing good. Next year they will be better. Now last Friday was Ruth Ann’s birthday, so we went down to Red Lobster for the noon meal. We had shrimp, baked potato, baked fish, salad, biscuits and Boston Tea.

Last Saturday after visiting the cemetery in Williamsburg, we went to a visiGeorge funeral tation for a Rooks friend. He Ole worked for Fisherman the sheriff’s department and was a very dedicated Christian. He had health problems, so the Good Lord saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around him and whispered, come to me. Dennis Spencer will be missed. While we were in Williamsburg, we stopped and visited Wendy’s World. They have a wonderful store filled with all kinds of merchandise. If you need plants, sewing material, thread, buttons, or lots more, stop and look. You need plenty of time to see all of their store. You will be met with a hello and smile. On Tuesdays, there are some talented young people

there weaving on the big looms, so stop in and see this art. The other morning we were watching a program on R.F.D. TV that a feller puts on called Texas Country Reporter. On this program, he talked about the only hand-powered ferry in the United States. This ferry would haul people and vehicles across the river. There were vehicles lined up to cross. The time the ferry was in operation was 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. That would be a real treat to cross a river on a ferry pulled by six men pulling the rope across. We planted beans last week in three different beds. One bed was cranberry beans or Dwarf Horticulture. The other two were green beans, called Roma. Someone told Ruth Ann they really liked them so we got the seed at Grants farm. At the memorial service held at the Old Bethel Methodist Church here at East Fork, there was a good crowd of almost 60 people. A young feller was home on

leave so he led the pledge to the flag. The music was furnished by the Kinner Express and was very good. The veterans were asked to tell when they were in the service and what branch they were in. There were 10 vets there. The American Legion from Bethel sure did a super job honoring the veterans along with the Scouts, American Heritage Girls and others. All together there were more than 100 people there – wonderful. Since Ruth Ann’s and my birthdays are close together our children had a supper for both of us at Debbie’s house Memorial Day evening. We hope and pray you folks had a very fine holiday and got to spend time with your family. 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 ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Child Focus Discovery Days are back Child Focus Summer Discovery Days are back and sign-ups are under way. Summer Discovery Days is a series of five daily programs of early learning fun and hands-on activities for toddlers and preschoolers. The five sessions are as follows: June 15 – Big Trucks

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Members of Clermont Connections recently collected trash from the banks of the East Fork of the Little Miami River. From left are: John Elder, Julie Graybill, Lisa Shanabrook, Eric Sears and Greg Carson.

Clermont Connections a sweeping success Clermont Connections, a young professionals group, spent a recent Saturday morning canoeing down the East Fork of the Little Miami in Batavia. During this River Sweep, sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation District of Clermont County, members of CCYP collected bottles, cans, tires, hubcaps and other trash along the banks of the river as well as from the water and islands. At the end there were more than 15 tires ranging from toy tires to truck tires. They also collected more than 15 trash bags full of garbage and other materials cluttering the banks and river. This was a great opportunity to help the

community, canoe along a beautiful river and have a great time with friends. Clermont Connections also will participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life June 26 and June 27 and they are looking for people, (21 and older) to participate in the relay. Clermont Connections, a proud program of Clermont 20/20 is dedicated to augmenting the business needs of Clermont County’s young professionals by engaging in activities and programs that enhance professional growth, leadership development and provide local public service opportunities. Visit

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June 10, 2010

REUNIONS Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or New Richmond Class of 1990 – is having its 20 year reunion at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at Anderson Bar and Grill. Cost is $20 per person. Kings High School Class of 1990 – is conducting its 20 year reunion on Saturday, June 19, at Receptions Banquet Center in Loveland. Tickets are still available to purchase for Saturday night. The group is currently still searching for lost classmates. For more information, please contact Rob Rude at 2895526 or e-mail:


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Indian Hill High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 17, at the Kenwood Country Club. Contact Meg Kuhn Hilmer (608-0385 or; Alvin Roehr (312-6363 or; Susan Wetherill Poulos (477-7988 or; Lois Velander Hahn (460-1559 or The Woodward High School Class of 1970 will be celebrating its 40th reunion July 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash located at 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, and all are invited. The events will begin on Friday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour by the pool (swim if you like). Then there will be a special benefit concert later at 10 p.m. featuring Woodward alumnae, Greta Pope, singing the smooth sounds of jazz. The concert proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for Woodward Career Technology High School collegebound graduates. Saturday, July 17 activities include playing golf, tour of the new Woodward High School, Alumnae Ben Kamin signing his new book, “Nothing Like Sunshine,” at Joseph Beth Bookstore at noon, the all-70 classes annual cookout at Lunken Airport (sponsored by the Woodward HS class of 1973), social mixer, dinner, and dancing to DJ Jeff’s cool music of the era. All forms are available at Contact Deborah Taylor Jordan at for more information. Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan. Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136.

Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for August 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 19581969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for 1970-1979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 19801989; at Buffalo Harry’s 1001 Lila Ave. for 1990-1999 and at Buffalo Wild wings, 175 Rivers Edge Drive for 2000-2010. Not familiar with these locations? Gather your group and create your own happy hour at a destination of your choice. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 14, classmates can socialize and enjoy a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fastiques on the Clermont County fairgrounds. Cost is $17 per person. Registration and payment deadline is July 31. Any form received after July 31 will be returned. Contact Andy Seals of the CNE alumni committee at for a registration form. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at Mount Healthy Class of 1984 – is having a reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. For more information, e-mail MountHealthyClassof84Reunion@ Deadline for reservations and money is June 15. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

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Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at for information.

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Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at

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New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664.

Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course., The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 8318215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189.

day, June 17, Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) is offering free rides on any of the system’s fixed routes. “Taking the bus to work not only saves you money, it gives you extra free time to read and relax,” said CTC Director Ben Capelle. According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a twocar household that downsizes to one car can save more than $9,000 in a year. APTA also reports that one person switching to public transit can reduce

daily carbon emission by 20 pounds. The national Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money. To try CTC for free June 17, simply take the Route 1 Felicity-Eastgate Shuttle, the Route 2X New Richmond Express, the Route 3 Milford-Miami TownshipGoshen Shuttle, or the Route 4X Amelia Express. All fixed routes are free all day. For a list of shuttle pick up and drop off sites, visit or call 732-7433.

CSE can answer child support-questions As high school seniors prepare for graduation each year, the Clermont County Child Support Enforcement (CSE) office receives a lot of calls asking whether child support and medical insurance orders end when a child turns 18 or graduates from high school. Ohio law states that the emancipation date of a child is when he or she reaches 18 and has graduated or is not attending an accredited high school on a full time

basis (whichever date is latest), not to exceed the age of 19, unless your court order states otherwise. Ohio law mandates that custodial parents notify CSE if there is any reason that child support should end. Contact CSE as a child nears 18 to ensure proper continuation or termination of a child support order. Call Clermont County CSE at 732-7248. For more information, visit www.

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June 10, 2010

RELIGION Amelia United Methodist Church

Amelia United Methodist Church welcomes Rebecca DeZurick at 8:30 a.m. for an outdoor worship in the shelter, and again at 10:45 a.m. inside the church for the regular worship hour, Sunday June 13. DeZurick is a full-time musician who travels the country. She is a worship leader, singer, songwriter and speaker. The church is at Main and Church streets, Amelia; 753-6770.

Bethel United Methodist

The church is hosting an advance funeral planning seminar at 7 p.m. Friday, June 18. Hear what your options are so you can make an informed decision. Hear from Mark Herman and Chuck Wisby from Nurre’s Funeral Home as they offer information needed to assist your family through an emotional time. The seminar is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the church office at 734-7201. The church is at 402 West Plane St., Bethel; 734-7201.

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ASSEMBLIES OF GOD RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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


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


Pastor: Tom Bevers

Vineyard Eastgate

The churches are hosting a free Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday June 26, at Union Township Veterans (helicopter) Park, Clough Pike at Gleneste-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati OH 45245. It includes free hot dogs and drinks. Items from furniture, clothes, electronics, toys and more. For information, call 8437778.

Felicity Church of the Nazarene

The church is hosting a community outreach and fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Washington Township Park, just outside Felicity, on Ohio 756. The free exotic animal show is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be sold. The event also features gospel music: The Hamiltons, EGB and other local artists (Southern Gospel, contemporary Gospel and really contemporary Gospel). There will be a silent auction and hourly door prizes. A partial list of auction items: Four Reds tickets, handmade afghan, 100 tanning minutes, free car alignment for four tires. There is a free Car Show (no entry fee for any number of

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Bernadette Church 1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

St. Mary Church, Bethel


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

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

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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

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting VBS Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God! Board the starship Galactic Praise from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 21-25. Dinner at the Astro Bistro Sunday, June 27, space cadets report what they learned. Immediately following church there will be a barbecue picnic prepared and blessed by the “holy smokers.” Again this year, the church will be collecting non-perishable food items for the L.I.F.E. food pantry. They would like you to bring case lots, if possible, but any food item will be acceptable. To be part of part of a cosmic adventure and more details, call the church at 6832525 or visit 2010.htm. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525, The church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 13 to June 18 for grades K-5. Visit The church is at 2831 Ohio 222, Bethel; 427-4270,

Many volunteers, 877 to be exact, removed 1,692 bags of litter, 22 tires and miscellaneous items from Clermont County roadways, parks and communities in recognition of Earth Day. “The 2010 Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup/Great American Cleanup has been the most successful yet. The weather cooperated and we had a terrific turnout. I am thrilled to report that one of the issues in our communities was finding litter to pickup. The majority of the litter was removed from areas around Interstate 275,” said Becky Ploucha, Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green program director. “We are now preparing for the Ohio River Sweep scheduled for June 19.”

Bethel, Milford and Williamsburg have grown this annual event from a few dozen volunteers to more than 100 volunteers in each of the communities this year. In addition to the Spring Litter Pickup, New Richmond included additional recycling opportunities – prom dress and women’s professional/interview appropriate clothing recycling and computer recycling that was hosted by the Cardboard Boat Museum in the historic business district. Cincinnati Computer Cooperative (C3) was a partner in the computer recycling event. For information about upcoming activities call 753-9222.




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25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

St. Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

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

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 8:30 AM




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


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1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

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Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided CE-1001565768-01

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

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

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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



176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Come visit us at the

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


Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am Sunday d SSchool.......................9:30am h l 93 w/nursery & children’s church

Owensville United Methodist Church

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



Clean & Green a success in Clermont County

Pastor Mike Smith



Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

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

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


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

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

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 10:00 & 11:30 AM



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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH


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937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223



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.


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



Locust Corner United Methodist Church

3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

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

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

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 20 through June 25. The theme this year is “Hero Headquarters.” Classes are for children 3 years old through the sixth grade. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Eastgate; 753-8223.


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


cars) with first, second, third and fourth places. Cornhole tournaments with $50 first prize (with minimum of six registered teams entering). The cost is $15 per team. Cornhole registration begins at 10 a.m. There are children’s games: Wheelbarrow, water balloon toss, egg toss and threelegged races. For more information, call 876-2153 before 9 p.m. The church is at 305 Light St., Felicity; 876-2153.

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Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 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 PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

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

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) 513-831-0262

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

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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


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


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

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




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Amy E. Shannon, 30, 14231 Todds Run New Harmony, driving under influence, May 24. Jesse R. Webster, 20, 2643 Spring St., theft, May 23. Glenn S. Kassen, 45, 2601 Ohio 133, menacing, May 2. Rachel N. Tissandier, 29, 2208 E. Osborne, drug abuse, May 3. Mathew Holaday, 29, 807 Greenbush East Road, obstructing official business, May 4. Anthony C. Voskuhl, 20, 491 Little Turtle, under the influence, May 3. Juvenile, 17, criminal mischief, May 8. Jeff Pollen, 18, 340 S. Main St., robbery, obstructing justice, May 12. Crew A. Rudy, 19, 340 S. Main St.,

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obstructing justice, May 12. Mark M. Calhoun, 48, 64 Bethel Park, domestic violence, May 10. Gregory Gardiner, 34, 9710 Ohio 774, theft, May 6. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, May 6. Charles M. Baker, 22, 625 Robertson, disorderly conduct, May 12. Ambrosia Pollard, 20, 134 S. Union St., assault, May 13. Michael A. Hampton, 18, 3267 Campbell Road, permitting drug abuse, drug possession, May 14. Juvenile, 13, theft, May 14. Tina Jacobs, 31, 544 S. Charity, criminal damage, May 22.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at West Plane Street, May 18.

Breaking and entering

Extension cords and copper wire taken; $870 at 214 S. Main St., May 18. Reported at 214 S. Main St., May 18.


Attempt made to enter apartment at 134 S. Union St., May 13. Money taken; $89 at 134 S. Union St. No. 14, May 15. Attempt made to enter apartment at 134 S. Union St. No. 6, May 16. Medical supplies taken at 134 S. Union St. No. 5, May 17.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at 220 N. Union St., May 11. Vehicle damaged at 551 W. Plane St., May 22.

Criminal mischief

Buildings spray painted at various locations, May 8.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $100 bill passed at Subway at 308 Plane St., May 11.

Disorderly conduct

Female reported this offense at 298 E. Plane St., May 6.

Domestic violence

At Bethel Park Drive, May 10. At North Main Street, May 6. At South East Street, May 20.

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Female was threatened at Frisch’s at 551 W. Plane St., May 2.


Merchandise taken from IGA at West Plane Street, May 9.


Female juvenile reported missing at 100 block of West Plane Street,

May 14.


Money taken from vehicle; $120 at 544 S. Charity St., May 23. Bottle of Vodka taken from IGA at West Plane Street, May 22. Trailer taken from Wichard’s Oil; $2,100 at 518 W. Plane St., May 3. Safety kit, etc. taken from vehicle; $195 at 143 Bethel Park, May 3. Playstation and games taken; $1,300 at 101 Harris Ave., May 5. Yard ornaments and lights taken; $145 at 441 S. East St., May 6. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $42 at 595 W. Plane St., May 7. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $10 at 595 W. Plane St., May 10. 1993 Mazda taken; $1,000 at 112 W. Plane St., May 6. Clock, etc. taken; $160 at 202 S. Main St., May 13. Dog taken at 509 Evans Court, May 13. Microphone taken from Union Street Church of Christ at 322 S. Union St., May 14. iPod taken at 145 Bethel Park Drive, May 15. Bike taken; $200 at 236 Rich St., May 17. Cigarettes, gas, etc. not paid for at Sunoco; $16 at 622 W. Plane St., May 22.


Steven M Wall, 22, 3089 N Campbell Road, Bethel, assault at Vandament Road, Bethel, May 25. Gary W Legner, 32, 628 Neville Penn

Schoolhouse Road, Felicity, theft at 1981 James E Sauls Sr., Batavia, May 25. Christopher R Race, 25, 1511 Henson, Bethel, telecommunications harassment at 2755 Ohio 132 lot 19, New Richmond, May 24. Matthew H. Dotson, 21, 2951 Ohio 133, Bethel, domestic violence at 2951 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 30. Rodney Presley, 41, 2662 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, aggravated burglary, having weapons while under disability, violate protection order or consent agreement at 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 28. Brittnye N. Bowman, 20, 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 12, Amelia, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2543 Ohio 232, Bethel, May 29. Brian L Stokes, 48, 3333 Grant Avenue, Bethel, aggravated menacing at 2591 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, May 29. Debra H Carmosino, 42, 1482 Indian Ridge Trail, New Richmond, assault at 2884 Ohio 232, Bethel, May 30.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary

At 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 28.

Aggravated menacing

At 2591 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, May 29.


At 2884 Ohio 232, Bethel, May 30. At Vandament Road, Bethel, May 12.

Breaking and entering

At 1018 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 31.

At 424 Bear Creek Road, Felicity, May 25. At 555 Neville Penn Schoolhouse, Moscow, May 30.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 555 Neville Penn Schoolhouse, Moscow, May 30.

Criminal simulation

At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 133, Bethel, May 20.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs

At 2543 Ohio 232, Bethel, May 29.

Having weapons while under disability

At 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 28.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 2543 Ohio 232, Bethel, May 29.

Passing bad checks

At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26.

Possession of drugs

At 424 Bear Creek Road, Felicity, May 25.


At 555 Neville Penn Schoolhouse, Moscow, May 30. At 1011 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 28. At 3268 Echo Valley Lane, Bethel, May 26.

Unruly juvenile offenses habitually disobedient

At Mulberry St., Felicity, May 31.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 28. At 2767 Bolender Road, Felicity, May 31.

DEATHS Gay P. Clephane


Gay P. Clephane, 58, of Felicity died May 26. Survived by husband, Michael Clephane; and children, Dawn Clephane, Rachel Clephane and Matthew Clephane. Services were May 29 at Felicity Christian Church.

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Donald Edward Drew, 67, of Hamersville died May 29. He worked in maintenance for the Bethel-Tate schools. Survived by wife, Martha Drew; daughter, Tracy Bohl; mother, Clara (nee Gibson) Drew; grandson, Drew Bohl; sisters Nancy Singlar and Darlene Drew; brothers Charlie Drew and Steve Drew and several nieces and nephews.

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Roger Neil Helton, 64, of Felicity died June 2. Survived by wife, Gloria Kabler Helton; children, Neil (Cindy) Helton, Clay Helton, Amber Helton and Aaron (Brianne) Helton; grandchildren, Roger Helton, Cameron Helton and Kyndall Helton; brother, Mike (Stormy) Helton; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Arbie Clay and Roberta Smith Helton; brother, Richard McKibben; and sister, Edith Carr.




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Sarah Martin and Mark Martin vs. Michael H. Curtsinger, et al., other tort Margaret A. Hess vs. Marsha P. Ryan and Hyper Shoppes Ohio Inc., worker’s compensation

PUBLIC NOTICE 887 RESOLUTION THE REQUESTING SUM OF $20K FROM THE BURKE TRUST FOR THE BURKE 2010 SCHOLARSHIPS, adopted 05/24/2010 by the Bethel Village Council. Complete details of the legislation are available upon request at the Municipal Fiscal Office, 120 N. Main St., Bethel, Ohio 45106. Mayor James T. Dick, Fiscal Officer Angelina Burton 1001563593 PUBLIC NOTICE ORDINANCE 1636 AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE NOTICE OF GRANT AGREEadopted MENT, the by 05/24/2010 Bethel Village Council. Complete details of the legislation are available upon request at the Municipal Fiscal Office, 120 N. Main St., Bethel, Ohio 45106. Mayor James T. Dick, Fiscal Officer Angelina Burton 1001563604

Andrew E. Ard vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and Kohls Department Stores Inc., worker’s compensation Deborah S. Zerges vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and Extendicare Health Services Inc., worker’s compensation Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Many Ramsey, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Karen L. Cordy, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA trustee for CCB Libor Series 2005-3 vs. Michelle Bichquyen Dang, et al., foreclo-

Glen Michael “Mike” Jones, 68, of Bethel died May 27. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a civil service computer specialist. Survived by wife of 38 years, Margaret Ellen Jones; daughters Kimberley E. (Henry) Safrit and Christian M. Jones; mother, Delyle Vincent Cronander; half-sister, Charmaine Eads; half-brother, Terry L. Smith. Preceded in death by father, Glenn M. Jones. Services were June 2. Memorials to the National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190-5362.; or the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517.

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Schaeper, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. John Houston, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Anton Wottreng and PNC Bank, foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Youren He, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Eric Young and Taryn Young, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael T. Chieco, et al., foreclosure Everhome Mortgage Company vs. Mark E. Fleishman, et al., foreclosure Sharefax Credit Union Inc. vs. Rhonda J. Madden, et al., foreclosure Everhome Mortgage Company vs. James N. Haustetter, et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. James R. Reed, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Candice S. Reynolds, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Larry G. Burton Jr., et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Brad Jacobs, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Donald Hoeter, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs.

In the courts continued B9


Paulette Smith, Bethel, deck, 126 E. Plane St., Bethel Village, $1,500. David Humphries, Bethel, pole barn, 3483 Starling Road, Tate Township, $8,179. Rick Stegbauer, Fayetteville, alter, 331 Brown St., Tate Township $17,000. Donald Elllis, Amelia, alter, 3557 Starling Road, Tate Township. A & N Electric, Batavia, alter, 2976 Bethel Concord, Tate Township.

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June 10, 2010

Bethel Journal


IN THE COURTS From B8 James L. Ellison, foreclosure Merrill Lynch vs. Todd M. Kulis, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as trustee vs. Ricky McDonald, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David Friedson, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robin Lacy, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Brittini J. Roden, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. David J. Thibodeau, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Victoria L. Workman, et al., foreclosure Bank of New Yori Mellon vs. Maureen K. Ramey, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Karl J. Treier, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Roy E. Kahles and Home Equity of America Inc., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Paul Stephen Dickhaus, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Deborah A. Nicodemus, et al., foreclosure CU Members Mortgage vs. Roderick Howard, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Leslie H. Ward, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Paul A. Jones, et al., foreclosure Total Quality Logistics vs. Douglas A. Duddey, et al., other civil Union Township Clermont County Ohio and Union Township Board of Trustees vs. SPC Communications Inc., other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Sherman Mercer, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Louis

Solzsmon, other civil Allstate Insurance Company vs. David L. Rabe and Evergreen Lawncare Plus LLC, other civil


Katrina Melton vs. Joshua S. Melton Traci Canter vs. Alan Canter Donnie Walls vs. Meagan Walls Derek Milburn vs. Bridget Milburn Michael Thalner vs. Marsha R. Thalner


Carissa Hoffman vs. Dustin Hoffman Michelle Brannon vs. James Brannon II Anne M. Demeyer Lahti vs. Douglas A. Lahti Gayla Siegman vs. Carl R. Siegman


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Joshua Brian Taylor, 31, 4581 Ross Road, Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Amanda Serine Padgett, 30, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, possession of heroin, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Dustin Craig Meadows, 28, 785 Deerfield Blvd., Cincinnati, possession of drugs, offenses involving unapproved drugs, Narcotics Unit. Robert James Gerding, Jr., 27, 1141 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in marijuana, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit.

Brandon Michael Peery, 28, 4414 Eastwood Drive #6104, Batavia, trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs, offenses involving unapproved drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jessica Lynn Welgele, 19, 1013 Glen Este Lane, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Brandon Mitchell Scarff, 26, 1013 Glen Este Lane, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Anthony M. Henry, 31, 4706 Beechwood Ave. 115 E, Cincinnati, conspiracy, trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in marijuana, engaging in pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Kenneth Gordon Bond, 45, 972 Crisfield Drive, Cincinnati, possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Candace Louise Tumbleson, 35, 1292 Ohio 756, Felicity, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Emily K. Young, 27, felonious assault, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Williamsburg Village Police. John Wayne Blair II, 31, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Donald R. Morrison, 60, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gabrielle Loranelle Jones, 30, at large, notice of change of address, registration of new address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ian Michael Doty, 25, at large, bur-

glary, receiving stolen property, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James M. McKinney, 34, trafficking in marijuana, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, endangering children, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, engaging in pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Abigail McKinney, 28, trafficking in marijuana, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, endangering children, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, engaging in pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jacqueline R. Polston, 20, 4727 Shephard Road, Batavia, burglary, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office/New Richmond Police. Michael James Hornsby, 35, felonious assault, having weapons under disability, domestic violence, operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Goshen Police. Kenneth E. Mathers, 59, 3048 Schaller Road, aggravated vehicular assault, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Batavia Vil-

lage Police. Troy Isaac Gentry, 31, 4537 New Market Court, Batavia, kidnapping, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kile Lee Helderbrand, 30, 6818 Plum St., Cincinnati, kidnapping, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Eric Ronald Beetz, 31, 2510 Gibbs Road, Goshen, passing bad checks, Miami Township Police. Rodger A. Baker, 28, 536 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, burglary, Miami Township Police. Joseph Lee Davidson, 32, 2061 Ohio Pike Lot 161, Amelia, identity fraud, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Linda S. Mink, 42, 3891 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, theft, theft from an elderly person, misuse of credit card, Owensville Police. Thong Van Dang, 63, 7051 Dunville Road, Cincinnati, robbery, falsification, Union Township Police Department. Jeremy E. Pohlman, 26, 6283 Taylor Lane, Loveland, theft, Miami Township Police Department. Rondel C. Helton, 26, 7415 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, theft, Miami Township Police Department. Cameron S. Cooley, 19, 3689 Foxdale Court, Amelia, burglary, Pierce Township Police Department. Brandon G. Fields, 18, 78 Lucy Creek Road Apt. 4, Amelia, Pierce Township Police Department. Jami T. Bowling, 18, 78 Lucy Creek Road Apt. 4, Amelia, Pierce Township Police Department. Nathan Jay Smith, 23, 4068 Ponder Drive, Cincinnati, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, Union Township Police Department. Jacque L. Pindell, 40, 120 Broadway

St., Midland, Ohio, iillegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Penny L. Storer, 47, 79 W. Mound St., Sabina, Ohio, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Brandon M. Thurmond, 24, 5599 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill B5, Milford, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Michael A. Lee, 35, 1447 Hornewood Court, Amelia, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Benjamin H. Koch, 27, 5114 Ohio 727, Goshen, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Tina L. Evans, 49, 6432 Ohio 132, Goshen, breaking and entering, theft, grand theft, Milford Police. Gregory Daniels, 59, 6432 Ohio 132, Goshen, breaking and entering, theft, grand theft, Milford Police. Jeffrey A. Johns, 52, 866 Glendale Drive, Batavia, notice of change of address, registration of new address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Keith Allen Denier, 44, 2019 Adams Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Teresa L. Stacey, 35, 28205 S.W. 125th Ave., Homestead, Fla., nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Julienne Rae Strickling, 23, 1751 E. Ohio Pike #139, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.

erty, Norman and Sandra Prebble, Greg and Corine Burns. June 8 – Bill and Janet Bick, Gordon and Virginia Idlett, William and Carolyn Gregory. June 9 – Steve and Marilyn Hamilton. June 10 – James and Louise Walters, George and Linda Swartz, John and Chloe Kibbin, Bill and Peggy Hall, Jack and Pauline Gardner. June 11 – Roger and Joann Logan, Paul and Marlene Riddle.

June 12 – Melvin and Edith Allen, Mark and Denise Strimple, Dwain and Candace Forder. June 13 – Dave and Pat Davis. June 14 – Charles and Eleanor Talkie, John and Nancy Wagner, Henry and Donna Ross. June 15 – Vernon and Mary Geeslin, Ronnie and Cathy Anderson, Keith and Patti Poe. June 17 – Len and Carol Bloomfield, Bob and Debby Redden, Jim and Shelly Borgerding.

BETHEL OBSERVER Happy birthday to:

June 9 – Nick Reed, Betty Zoellner, Eric Smith. June 10 – Amanda Martin, Bill Krody, Alice Hager, Bob Hanke. June 11 – Edna Pride, John Ventura Jr., Drew Napier, C. R. Douglas, Dixie Parsons, Jim Griffin, Ellie Bailey, Karen Parsons, Tom Wright, Connie England. June 12 – Jimmy Dabney, John Harden, Jill Delaney, Joann Stober, Donna Quehl, Kaitlyn Davidson.

June 13 – Lucille Hodgson, Harry Pursley, Aaron Morton, Angie Gumm, Tony Morgan, David Kamphaus. June 14 – George Pindell, Virginia Hayden, Chris Campbell, Sara Mathers, Donnie Anderson, Regina Motz, Greg Bradshaw Jr., Carol Iddings, Shawn Ruehlman, Joan Kiser, Greg Corbin. June 15 – Roxie Sells, Peggy Beach. June 16 – Janet Bick, Lorena Blanton, Bev Roush, Gary Ayers, Nelson

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The 27th annual banquet was presented by the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association May 27. Pierce Township Police Officer Lae...


The 27th annual banquet was presented by the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association May 27. Pierce Township Police Officer Lae...