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Felicity to help boys’ family

By Kellie Geist

Couple’s love grows on farm

For most people retirement means they can finally relax after years of getting up early and going to work every morning. Charlie and Vaunda Ernstes are not most people. The couple retired to grow vegetables at Can-Du Farm on Ohio 125 in Bethel and selling them at farmers’ markets throughout Greater Cincinnati. They started farming in 1993. FULL STORY, B1

Grant donates laptops to police

Voters approved a new Bethel police levy just last month, but Police Chief Mark Planck is still looking for ways to save money. Grant Career Center officials donated three laptop computers to department, which will prevent Planck from having to purchase new laptops to replace two computers currently used in cruisers. FULL STORY, A2

Administrators play musical chairs

Bethel-Tate Local School District Superintendent Jim Smith is hoping a few changes in the administrative order will help the district improve. Kim McGuire, who has been the Bethel-Tate High School Principal, will move to the district office. In her new role, she will be working on curriculum and testing as well as writing grants. FULL STORY, A7

Grant seniors earn recognition

Grant Career Center recognized the 162 seniors who completed their career training requirements and earned their career and technical certificates from the Career Center at the Senior Recognition and Award Ceremony May 20. FULL STORY, A7 For the Postmaster

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Funds for Blake and Justin Devercelly have been set-up in two banks to help the family pay for the boys’ final expenses. Also, a fundraiser will take place to help raise money. The Devercelly brothers were found dead after leaving their baby-sitter’s house on Dunbar Road in Lewis Township, Brown County, to look at Bullskin Creek Wednesday, June 9. “It was reported that the boys were at the baby-sitter’s and they asked if they could go look at the creek. She said they could, but to stay away from the water,” said Brown County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tammy Dillinger. Blake, 8, and Justin, 11, were reported missing at about 3 p.m. when the baby-sitter went to check on the boys and couldn’t find them, Dillinger said. About 100 firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and volunteers joined the search of Bullskin Creek for the Devercelly brothers. Blake was found about two miles downstream Bullskin Creek at about 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, near Smith Landing in Clermont County. His body was transported to Brown County General Hospital, said Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger. The official search for Justin continued through Friday, but was called off that night due to stormy weather. Justin’s body washed into the lock at Meldahl Dam around 9 p.m. Saturday, June 12. “The lock master called the sheriff’s office to advise that they had a body in the river inside the lock ... Deputies on the scene requested that Task Force One be dispatched to recover the remains,” said Otto Huber, Love-


A friend holds the photos the father of Blake, left, and Justin DeVercelly keeps in his wallet. land-Symmes Fire Department fire chief. Task Force One, a water rescue team, is located at LovelandSymmes. “We didn’t know for sure that it was (Justin), but we didn’t have anyone else that was missing up river in that area,” Huber said. The body was turned over to the Brown County Coroner and it was confirmed to be Justin. “It was nice to be able to bring closure to the family,” Huber said. Blake and Justin Devercelly funds have been set up at RiverHills Bank and Park National Bank. Also, the Felicity Monsters youth baseball team will hold a carnival-style fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at the Washington Township Park, 2238 Ohio 756. Becky Barger Mullen, a second-grade teacher at FelicityFranklin Elementary School, said Blake was a good kid. “I wasn’t his teacher, but he was always a very polite young man and just nice to everyone. He

was a good student, too,” she said. A grieving session for Blake was held at Felicity-Franklin High School Friday, June 11, Mullen said. Josh McElfresh, who joined the search party Thursday just after Blake was found, said the search was with a sad kind of hope. “I feared for the worst. The waters were running really fast and he might have made it to the river,” he said. “I just wanted us to find him, for the family. There was a lot of sadness.” McElfresh, who is a firefigher/EMT with the FelicityFranklin Fire Department and the Hamersville Fire Department, said the creek was much higher than usual because of the rain overnight Tuesday, June 8. “There are a few water holes were people go swimming that are about shoulder deep, but we were searching in neck-deep water in the main part of the creek. That’s usually only up to your knees,” he said.

McElfresh said the debris in the water also made the search more difficult. “There was so much debris and mud that had been caught up in the roots that it was hard to see in some places. You had to sort of root through the mud ... ,” he said. “The water had been probably 10 feet higher than normal. It was pretty wild.” As the search continued into Friday, Mullen worked with Vicky Griffith, the Felicity branch manager of River Hills Bank and IGA, to get supplies such as food, drinks and ice for the search party. “The whole village is just jumping in to help. We’re all pitching in where we can,” Mullen said. “Sometimes people put Felicity in a negative light, but when things like this happen, we come together.” “I want to thank IGA and their vendors and River Hill Bank for all they’ve done. All I had to do was ask for donations and they gave,” she said. Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John Schadle said the detective originally called to the scene is still taking statements. “Once that’s complete we’ll review everything and present it to the prosecutor. It will be up to them whether or not it goes to a grand jury,” Schadle said. “It’s a terrible tragedy, but whether or not it was anything criminal will be up to a grand jury.” He said the investigation is still in its preliminary stages. In a statement released Thursday, Wenninger thanked the following agencies: The Higginsport and Felicity-Franklin Fire Department and Life Squads, The American Red Cross and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and AirEvac crews.

Bethel water tower to be repainted By Mary Dannemiller

The 100,000-gallon water tower on Tower Alley in Bethel will repainted in August. Village Administrator Travis Dotson said the tower was painted in 2001, but has been rusting and needs a fresh coat of paint. “The village of Bethel has two water towers,” he said. “The tower which will be painted this year is the older tower, which is located on Tower Alley. This tower was last painted in 2001 and is in serious need of repainting. There is quite a bit of rusting with paint chipping.” The project will be paid for out of the village’s water enterprise fund and will not impact the ailing general fund, said Fiscal Officer Angel Burton. “This is something the village can afford,” she said. “The project was delayed until the water fund was fiscally viable.” About $16,000 has been

appropriated for the new paint job, which should start the first week of August and take about two weeks to complete, Dotson said. Dotson also said the village’s water towers serve a variety of functions ranging from an emergency water reserve to stabilizing water pressure. “They provide consistent water pressure to our customers,” he said. “In the event of a fire, our towers are crucial in maintaining the pressure needed by the fire department to fight the fire. This is why we notify the fire department whenever we are doing maintenance on either of the water towers.” The old tower holds about 100,000 gallons of water and the new holds about 250,000, which leaves the village with about a day and half worth of water on reserve, Dotson said. The new paint job won’t be the tower’s only new feature. Work was done on the structure’s interior last year, Dotson said.



The water tower on Tower Alley in Bethel will be painted this year. Its exterior is rusting. “This is the same tower which received a new coat of interior wax last year with the intention at that time to move forward with exterior painting this year,” he said. Though village officials considered several companies to hire for the project, the same company which worked on the tower last year was selected, Dotson said. “This project will be under the

$25,000 cap which would require sealed bids, however we did look at a couple of companies to complete this work,” he said. “(We) chose the company who has served us in the past and with whom we have a good working relationship. This is the same company who coated the interior and they specialize in water tower maintenance.”

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UNION TWP. – The Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund is hosting “Putt For Matt” from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Eastgate Adventures Miniature Golf, 3232 Omni Drive, off Aicholz Road in Eastgate. It is family friendly. Proceeds benefit the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund at PNC Bank. Call 753-8000 for more information.

Free concert

BATAVIA TWP. – The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in a free Father’s Day concert in Batavia Township. The concert will be 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. People attending the concert are asked to bring a lawn chair.

Overnight camp

BATAVIA TWP. – Children with disabilities can experience overnight summer camp in a safe, supported environment at Stepping Stones Camp Allyn, 1414 Lake Allyn Road in Batavia Township. Trained staff and nurses are on site during waking hours. Special dietary needs are accommodated. Activities include swimming, fishing, games, crafts, nature, music and camp parties. Staff have experience with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cognitive deficits, seizure disorders, epilepsy, asthma and multiple physical, mental and behavioral disabilities. Camp is Aug. 1 to Aug. 5. Theme: “Board Games Gone Live” for ages 8 to 12 and “Video Games Gone Live” for

ages 13 to 17. Deadline to register is July 12. Cost is $625 or $875 including a oneon-one aide. Application requiring doctor’s signature and registration information is available at or 513-8314660. Stepping Stones Center is a United Way partner agency.

Volunteers sought

BATAVIA TWP. – Volunteers can earn service hours and make a difference in a child’s life at Stepping Stones Center’s summer day camps for children with disabilities. Day Camps run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 13. Camps are at Stepping Stones Given, 5650 Given Road, Indian Hill, and at Stepping Stones Allyn, at Camp Allyn, 1414 Lake Allyn Road, Batavia. Volunteers must be 13 or older. Training will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to at least five days of volunteering through the summer. Activities include swimming, boating, crafts, music and games. Transportation available from selected neighborhood sites. For details, contact Sarah Bosley Woeber, 831-4660, ext. 27, or e-mail sarah. Stepping Stones Center is a United Way partner agency. Visit

Become a junior ranger

BATAVIA TWP. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at William H. Harsha Lake will host the Junior Ranger Program for children age 8 to 12. This year’s series of hands-on

activities will take place June 21 to June 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. Children will go on a Bug Safari Monday and get Wet and Wild searching for aquatic creatures and discovering how to stay safe around the water Tuesday. Participants discover that Forests are More than Trees Wednesday. Children become Ranger Ready when they take part in the Amazing Nature Race Thursday. Children who attend all four sessions earn the highly-coveted Junior Ranger patch in a graduation ceremony the last day. Pre-registration is required by June 20. Programs will be held at the Visitor Center in the Corps of Engineers Operations area on Slade Road near the dam. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information about this program and to register, call 797-6081. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road, just east of Ohio 222, about four miles south of Batavia, adjacent to East Fork State Park.

Applebee’s to help

UNION TWP. – Help the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition by dining at Applebee’s. Visit the restaurant at 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road in Eastgate for a meal between 11 a.m. and closing Wednesday, June 16, or Thursday, June 17, and present the program flyer that can be downloaded from www. Applebee’s will donate 10 percent of the bill to the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition. This includes Carside To Go orders.

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Bethel residents Deanna Sipple and Jeremy Moss enjoy their lunch at one of the picnic tables at Burke Park. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Grant Career Center donates laptops to the Bethel police By Mary Dannemiller

Voters approved a new Bethel police levy just last month, but Police Chief Mark Planck is still looking for ways to save money. Grant Career Center officials donated three laptop computers to department, which will prevent Planck from having to purchase new laptops to replace two computers currently used in cruisers. “These laptops will replace two old Motorola laptops that are outdated and pretty much useless at the present time,” Planck said. “I am most certainly grateful for the donation of these lap-

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top computers. This will certainly save the village a great amount of money.” The computers were donated to the school by State Farm and were used in the automotive repair program, said Superintendent Kenneth Morrison. “We used them to teach estimating to the kids,” he said. “When someone comes in with a wrecked vehicle they have to learn how to estimate the cost of parts, labor and what the insurance will pay for. We got a new system so we thought we would pass (the old computers) along to someone who could use it.” Officers will use the computers to run drivers license


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and license plate information during traffic stops, Planck said. However, they do not have enough memory to add a new program which would have allowed officers to take reports in the field. “The only problem is that the computers don’t have enough memory to install Law Enforcement Officers Took Kit on them,” the chief said. “LEOT would have enabled the officers to take the report and enter it into the laptop inside the car and then come to the police station and download the information ... to the main computer server in our office.” Currently, the officers don’t have access to LEOT so the new equipment will not be a downgrade, Planck said. “We will still operate the old way and take the information at the scene and come back to the police station and enter the report into the computer system here,” he said. Morrison said he was glad the school could help the village. “We’ve been blessed with a lot of community investment,” he said. “The people have invested in our students and we want to return that any way we can.”

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Expanded emergency operations center to be dedicated June 22 A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the newly expanded Clermont County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the operations center, 2279 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia Township. The addition of the twostory, 8,000-square-foot building doubles the size of the old EOC. The expansion includes an underground EOC and additional office space for county technology services. “The bottom line of this expansion is that the center will better serve the needs of Clermont County citizens when an emergency occurs,” said Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud.

“The expansion will give us more flexibility when we are involved in major situations like flooding, tornadoes or widespread power outages,” said Clermont Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Beth Nevel. “The old EOC shared space with the 9-1-1 communications center; when countywide emergencies occurred, based on the lack of operating space, it was difficult to assemble emergency response personnel to manage the crisis,” said Commissioner Ed Humphrey. The $1.76-million project was funded by various grants from the state and county, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, UC

Clermont, and the Clermont County Terrorism Advisory Team. “This expansion is another great collaborative effort between the county and the University of Cincinnati,” said Commissioner Scott Croswell. “Through this partnership with the county, UC Clermont will be able to provide future emergency responders with incident command and other training opportunities at the EOC, ultimately resulting in better emergency response for our community.” Following the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony, EOC staff will be available to provide tours of the new EOC and answer questions about the facility.


Clermont County officials are considering contracting with Siemens, Inc. to save money on energy upgrades in county buildings. John Anderson, business development manager for Siemens, told the county commissioners at the May 26 work session the county could reduce energy and operational costs by contracting with the company. County Administrator David Spinney said contracting with Siemens would allow the county to deal with a single source when purchasing new equipment such as heating and cooling

units. Siemens would deal with subcontractors and handle all the paperwork, Spinney said. “That is a distinct advantage,” he said. Facilities Director Wade Grabowski said Siemens could retrofit the county buildings with newer technology lights that use less energy. “We won’t even have to change the bulbs, they will do it,” he said. Anderson estimated the total cost of upgrades at $2.2 million, which he said the county could make up in energy savings in 8.3 years. Commissioner Scott Croswell was concerned the

Nicholas Ingram recently earned his private pilot certificate. To obtain his certificate, he passed an oral and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. Ingram is enrolled in the Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati. The laboratory portion of the program is taught at the Clermont County Airport. Ingram is the son of Brent and Debbie Ingram of Bethel. When he completes the two-year program through the University of Cincinnati, he will have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and a commercial pilot certificate. For more information about professional pilot training at the University of Cincinnati, visit or call 732-5200. Ingram, right, stands with instructor Rick Hoofering immediately following his private checkride.


cost of the program was firm but the amount of savings was an estimate. He asked if Siemens would guarantee the savings. “Yes. We will write you a check if we don’t,” Anderson said. Spinney said money for energy upgrades was set aside in the budget. The commissioners made no decision on the proposal. Anderson said he would get back with the commissioners at a later date with more details.

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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 still searching for lost classmates. For more information, please call Rob Rude at 289-5526 or e-mail:

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 alumni.htm. Contact Deborah Taylor Jordan at for more information. 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

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Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing









produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just




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inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Book Buddies – Help community youth as they read to a volunteer once a week for six weeks this summer. Students and mentors will be matched and information will be shared about the program. For more information or to register, call the library at 722-1221. Book Buddies runs though Saturday, July 31, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Times and dates varies. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also


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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring

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SCHOOLS Administrators play musical chairs June 17, 2010

| NEWS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128 ACHIEVEMENTS

By Kellie Geist

Bethel-Tate Local School District Superintendent Jim Smith is hoping a few changes in the administrative order will help the district improve. Kim McGuire, who has been the Bethel-Tate High School Principal, will move to the district office. In her new role, she will be working on curriculum and testing as well as writing grants. “The curriculum director position was eliminated last year because of our financial situation, but those three areas (curriculum, testing and grants) are obviously very important,” Smith said.

“With the accountability and the state’s requirements, if you want to be an excellent district, you almost have to have that position,” he said. In addition to her 12 years of principal experience, McGuire has 13 years in the classroom and a masters degree in educational leadership. “Working in a central office position has been a professional career goal for me and this opportunity just came at the right time,” McGuire said. “It affords me an opportunity to look at other sources of funding for the district and focus on curriculum. It’s a very exciting time in education.” McGuire said having this dis-

trict office position will help alleviate some of the stress building principals felt last year. “Everybody had to pick up certain portions of that position because that role is critical for a school district to be successful. By refilling this position, those additional duties will be back off the principals so that their time and efforts can be completely committed to being educational leaders,” she said. Susen Arn, who has six years with the district as an assistant principal, will be taking over as the Bethel-Tate High School principal. “She is ready to be a principal. She has a really good grasp on how the high school functions and


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some great ideas on how to improve the high school,” Smith said. Then, rather than hire a new assistant principal, the district is interviewing candidates for a dean of students position. Smith said a number of districts have hired a dean of students instead of an assistant principal because a dean does not have to have a principal’s license, so it’s a lower paying position. Also, the district is eliminating one physical education teacher position at the high school. “We’re able to do that because we’re offering high school credit for kids taking P.E. in the middle school or kids who are participating in two years of sports or



marching band,” Smith said. The high school will still have one physical education teacher for students who want or need to take the formal class. The savings between eliminating the high school position and changing to a dean of students allowed the school board to bring back the curriculum director position without spending any additional money. Smith is hopeful that these changes will bring the district back up to excellent on the state report card. “So far these changes offer a lot of promise. I think the key component is that it’s just a better way to run the district,” he said.

Grant seniors earn recognition at awards ceremony Grant Career Center recognized the 162 seniors who completed their career training requirements and earned their career and technical certificates from the Career Center at the Senior Recognition and Award Ceremony May 20. The students received their diplomas from their home high schools of Bethel-Tate, FelicityFranklin, New Richmond and Williamsburg high schools. Students, parents, guests and Career Center staff celebrated the academic achievements of the students as they completed the secondary phase of their education. Students received their Career and Technical Education Certificates and Career Passports in the ceremony that concluded their training at Grant. Honored as valedictorians were Jacob Bunch (Automotive Service Technology, Williamsburg) and Courtney Pringle (College Tech Prep Allied Health Science, Williamsburg). Presenting an Educational Reflection was Ashley Gast (Cosmetology, New Richmond). Students named as Outstanding Seniors in each of their respective programs were: William Boys, Auto Collision; Brittany Mason and Christopher Barrett, Horticulture; Jerod Weber, College Tech Prep Engineering Design; Courtney Pringle, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science; Charles Hance and Chelsey Stonerock, Culinary Careers; Matthew Warren, Jerrid Lee and Daniel Lindsey, Metal Fabrication; Elizabeth Osborne, Medical Information Tech; Megan Hicks, Business and Finance; Ashley Gast and Taylor Malott, Cosmetology; Kayla Shook, The Teacher Academy; Jacob Bunch, Automotive Service Technology; Richard Mattingly, Carpentry; and David Bowman, Cooperative Education. Other awards presented during the ceremony included the James Lumpkins Award for a student pursuing a career in the Military Service, received this year by Dillon Smith (Engineering Design). The Keith Boys Grant, a $500 scholarship presented annually to an outstanding Engineering Design student pursuing education in that field, was given to Jerod Weber. A $500 scholarship developed


Grant Career Center recognized the 162 seniors who completed their career training requirements and earned certificates at the Senior Recognition and Award Ceremony May 20. Here, senior Ashley Gast presents and signs an Educational Reflection with the Grant Career Center Class of 2010 during the ceremony. by the Grant Career Center staff and designated as The Grant Faculty and Staff Award was presented to nine seniors: Jenay Frederick and Chelsey Stonerock, Culinary Careers; Jenny Hoskins, Medical Information Tech; Taylor Malott, Cosmetology; Stephanie Chaney, Morgan Gill, Anthony Goodrich and Sarah Morrow, The Teacher Academy; and Samantha Scott, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science. Other scholarship awards include two Success Grants presented to Megan Hicks, Business and Finance; and Cory King, Engineering Design. The Jo Swarthout Memorial Award was presented to Jenay Frederick. English Awards were presented to William Boys, Jacob Bunch, Trisha Casnellie, Megan Colwell, John Constable, Tim Dejarnett, Jenay Frederick, Ashley Gast, Jennifer Hoskins, Adrian Lilly, Daniel Lindsey, Taylor Malott, Brittany Mason, Nick Moore, Caleb Morgan, Elizabeth Osborne and Paul Skinner Social Studies Awards were presented to David Bowman, Jacob Bunch, Megan Colwell, Jenay Frederick, Taylor Malott, Richard Mattingly, Courtney

Pringle, Samantha Scott and Matthew Warren. Science Awards were presented to Jacob Bunch, Jenay Frederick, Colton Griffin, Megan Hicks, Jennifer Hoskins, Jerrid Lee, Taylor Malott, Brittany Mason and Richard Mattingly. Math Awards were presented to William Boys, Dylan Broach, Jacob Bunch, Crystal Dodson, Ashley Gast, Megan Hicks, Jerrid Lee, Richard Mattingly, Brittany Mason and Courtney Pringle. Students who completed the requirement of their career training curriculum and were presented with their Certificates of Completion were: Allied Health Science: Randall Jacob Durbin, Mercedes Lynn Featherkile, Chase Leigh Gleason, Desiree Mary Planck, Courtney Louise Pringle, Crystal Marie Rayburn, Samantha Jo Scott. Auto Collision: William Phillip Boys, Jameslee Cook, Kyle Estep, Kile Fleak, Kirtus Forbes, Colton Griffin, Patrick Haldeman, Robert Anthony McAfee, Nicholas Padgett, Branden Stacy, Mike Widmeyer. Automotive Service Technology: Jacob Wade Bunch, Dustin Coyne, Mike David Hamblin,

Ronald Moore, Jr., Kenny Edward Mullikin, William Bradley Shinkle, Paul William Skinner, Dylan Sturgill, Josh R. Vanderpool, Sohn Michael White. Business and Finance: Cheyanne Baker, Samantha Lee Burdine, Megan Jean Colwell, Megan Renee Hicks, Katherine Elizabeth Kramer. Carpentry: Jeremy Tyler Allphin, Sarah Renee Brunk, Michael Chase, Randall Scott Cloum, Timothy Paul Dejarnett, Mark Ryan Drew, Travis Nickolas Hull, Joshua Zane Lemar, Richard Mattingly, Nickolas Robert Moore, Kyle Proffitt, Robbin Spenser Shanklin, Joseph R. Turner. Cooperative Education: Marcus W. Barber, David L. Bowman, Michael B. Crowe, Kristeena Marie Cruey, Samantha Elizabeth Cundiff, Nicholas B. Davidson, William Michael Earls, Crystal D. Evans, Samantha Nicole Fields, Sarah Elizabeth Fiscus, Ashley Blake Iker, Kody Ryan McCracken, Amber Mineer, Caleb P. Morgan, Jennifer Renee Oetzel, Carl Pollard, Arisa Nichol Ritchie, Travis Small, Zachary David Stiers, Chelsea Alexzandra West. Cosmetology: Amanda Yvonne Biggs, Melanie Carter, Kayla Cum-

mins, Ashley L. Gast, Katherine Higgs, Christina Marie Lasley, Taylor Malott, Katharine Louise Mofford, Kristen K. Moran, Kristen V. Morgan, Megan M. Raines, Ciara Hope Raper, Christina L. Smith, Raven Smith, Ashley Strunk. Culinary Careers: Dylan Broach, Toni Danielle Broerman, Joseph Catron, Keith Dunham, Jenay Frederick, Christopher Lee Jones-Grove, Charles Lesley Hance, Cynthia Sierra Miller, Keith Allen Piast, Elizabeth Ryan Reffit, Andrew G. Sheldon, Thomas Sinclair, Princess April Sizemore, Chelsey Nichole Stonerock, Joshua Swader, Kristen Marie Sweet, Aaron E. Wilson. Engineering Design: Matthew Wyatt Brown, Tyler Benjamin Hess, Shane Michael Housh, Cory Ryan King, Maxwell Sawyer McBride, Christopher Michael Shouse, Michael Lyle Skaggs, Christopher Dillon Smith, Jerod Lee Weber. Horticulture: Christopher Barrett, Joseph William Barrett, John Wesley Constable III, Adrian Michael Lilly, Brittany Nichole Mason, Kristina Annarose Sexton, Heather Weaver. Medical Information Tech: Kelsey Rae Carter, Trisha Lynn Casnellie, Kirstie Elaine Cooper, Samantha Carol Cox, Crystal Jane Dodson, Tracy Michelle Faddis, Jennifer Nicole Hoskins, Courtney Lynn Jenkins, Cheyenne Nicole Norris-Lasley, Amber Lynn Manning, Sabrina Marie Nichting, Elizabeth Carolyn Osborne, Lauren Clare Petalver, Shelby Louise Taulbee, Lea Nicole Wedmore. Metal Fabrication: Ahmad Ali Abdullah, Dominic Byus, Ray Coffey, Tyler Davis, Justin Dallas Green, Keith Herrin, Tory Jacobs, Jerrid Lee, Nick Legg, Daniel Lindsey, Jason Preston, Cody Roberts, Ryan Rose, Geoff Rutherford, Joey Smith, Steven Taulbee, Matthew Warren. The Teacher Academy: Lacey Gayle Barr, Lauren Nicole Barr, Brandon Anthony Branson, Stephanie Marie Chaney, Brian Anthony Gelter, Morgan Mae Gill, Anthony Scott Goodrich, Sarah Kathleen Morrow, Hannah Rose Mullins, Tiffany Ann Payton, Kevin Christopher Poe, Kayla Nadine Shook, Emily Katherine Swisher, Elizabeth Gale Tremper, Jonathan Reid Wilson.

BETHEL OBSERVER Happy birthday to:

June 17 – Gladys McKinley, Jeanne Day, Donna Grau, Bill Bruner, Joan Hauck, Megan Cannon, Brenda Woodward, Lola Sons. June 18 – Randy Mayhugh, Kerry Hughes, Sara Manning, Ralph Harmon III, Malcolm Reed, Jack Marmaduke. June 19 – Tony Gelter, Mary Cook, Nicholas Moler, Michelle Redden, Vivian Leever, Allison Squires. June 20 – Bill White, Mary Long, Joanne Bracken, Tami Duckworth, Richard Crumpton,

Jenny Schickley, Jimmy Williams. June 21 – Vicki Workman, Robert Mooney, Tom Albers. June 22 – Chad Lambert, Gina Corsi, Martin Morgan, Tony Taylor. June 23 – Diana Cannon, Jason Lee, Charlie Seibert, Collette Colvin, Rick Houser, Louise Hannah, Lois Luyster, Pat Owens, Bret Stanforth, Georgette McKee, Becky Binczewski. June 24 – Floyd Long, Bob Patterson, Ray Kidwell, James Boggs, Rhonda Creager, Edna Ramsey, Nikki Callahan, Glenna Brumley, Gin-

ger Gray, Shawna Trester, Anna Strimple (In Memory). June 25 – Steven Wells, Shelly Lyle, Paul Pierce, Kayla Beach, George Eckert, Ruth Baker, Christopher Baker. June 26 – Michael Donaworth, Larry Ludwick, Bruce Hauck, Wanda Baker, Jillion Martin, James Parker Sr., Sara Miller, Linda King, Dawn Foster, Joby Cumby, Ron Ryerson, Kyle Cooper. June 27 – Bertha Salters, Mary Pride, Kyle Barr, Dawn Young.

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June 18 – Russell and Ruth Ann Fryman, David and Joleen Meece. June 19 – Mike and Laura Mirakian. June 20 – David and Kathy Brannock, Roy and Shelba Collins, Sterling and Helen Scalf, Earl and Shirley Abbott, Pete and Tammy Holbrook. June 21 – Gilbert and Gertrude Marsh, Robert and Marie Benjamin, Steve and Katie Menard, Jack and Julie Arwine. June 22 – Junior and Barbara Bolling, Larry

and Susie Long. June 23 – Harold and Jane Hennies, Marshall and Mary Harris, Charlie and Brenda Sims. June 24 – Orville and Gloria Bradley, Denham and Peggy Pride, Chuck and Georgia Daria, Bill and Eileen Jobe. June 25 – Richard and Ruth Crumpton. June 26 – Ed and Annette Dyer, Frank and Bev Jacquez. June 27 – Robert and Freda Mooney, Ronnie and Teresa Barr.



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East bests West, 21-13 Taking a slight lead in the series, the East All-Star team improved its record to 18-17 at the 35th Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron Woyan EastWest All-Star football game. The series was knotted at 17-17 before the East defeated the West, 21-13, during the annual grudge match Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School. The East boys out-gained the West team by a 104-19 yard margin on the ground during its win.

Norwood’s Jeremy Scott led the East with 62 yards and a touchdown. Little Miami’s Kyle Cook threw for 157 yards and one touchdown for the East. Anderson’s Brandon Bornhauser rushed for 31 yards and one touchdown for the East while also passing for 45 yards. For the west, Wyoming’s Evan Aleshire scored two touchdowns while catching two passes for 117 yards. Lakota West’s Brandon Neal rushed for 26 yards and also had 53 yards receiving.


Bethel-Tate’s Tyler Calhoun, far right, pals around with Turpin's Chris Cooper, center, and Norwood's Nicholas Jones, left, before the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10.


Felicity second-baseman Jordan White throws a runner out in the latter innings of the regional semifinal against Williamsburg. White was one of the top players for the Cardinals this season.


Bethel-Tate’s Brian Myers pulls away from the pack in the finals of the 100-meter dash at the New Richmond Invitational. Myers was one of the top sprinters for the Tigers.


Bethel-Tate senior Cody Kirker leans back and prepares to fire the ball toward the plate Thursday, May 20, during a win over Finneytown, 10-0, at the Division II Sectional Championship finals. Kirker established himself as one of the top pitchers in the city as the Tigers’ ace led the city in strikeouts this season.

Spring season in Photos Both Bethel-Tate and Felicity-Franklin had strong spring sports seasons, as numerous teams were successful this season and several won league and district championships.


Bethel-Tate’s Autumn Schellenberger competes in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles at the New Richmond Invitational. Schellenberger was a standout athlete for the Tigers track team and earned a return trip to state in the pole vault.


The Felicity-Franklin infield rallies after a Montana Wear strikeout during the regional semifinal against Williamsburg. Wear was one of the top softball players in the state this season and helped lead Felicity-Franklin to the best season in program history.



Dillon Smith from Felicity keeps his eye on the high jump at the district track meet at New Richmond.

Bethel-Tate’s Louie Schaljo returns a shot against CNE in a match April 27. Schaljo played No. 1 singles for the Tigers, who won the league championship in tennis.


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Everyone needs their kinsman redeemer

This is a story about a little foreign girl who came out of idolatry and paganism from the land of Moab. She came from a people who were considered the enemies of the Jews. But she came to be accepted and embraced by the people of God, and more importantly she came to the saving knowledge of the Lord God of Israel. She came under God’s protective wing ... under His protective care. Ruth found that after all that had happened to her and Naomi, she had a “Kinsman Redeemer.” She had someone who was able to do for her what she was not able to do for herself. Which is exactly what we all need ... a “Kinsman Redeemer.” We all needed someone who could go beyond human ability, beyond human love, to do for us what we

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were unable to do for ourselves. That is, to save ourselves, to redeem ourselves. One of the main purposes of the Book of Ruth is to show and demonstrate the doctrine of Redemption. Christ is our K i n s m a n Redeemer ... for

all who believe. Boaz becomes Ruth’s Kinsman Redeemer, a type of Christ. Furthermore, the Book of Ruth connects the house of David with the tribe of Judah, as it gives us the genealogy that leads to the Lord Jesus Christ. It begins in Genesis and goes

Try to balance mental, physical health Have you ever felt stressed or overwhelmed with all the things going on in your life? Have you noticed that when you feel stressed, you also can feel anxious and irritable and have physical symptoms such as a headache or backache? Mental and physical health are closely connected and one impacts the other. Mental health is essential to the overall health and wellbeing of every person. But, what exactly is the relationship between these components of health, and what are the components of a healthy body and healthy mind? The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease … ” Mental health can be defined as the way you think and feel and your ability to deal with life’s stressors and all the ups and downs you face. One health model suggests looking at the balance between mental and physical health when assessing wellbeing, including increasing activity in one area to offset an over-emphasis in another. For example, someone who is working long hours at the office, expending much mental energy, and possibly heading towards burnout, may be advised to incorporate more physical exercise and relaxation into his/her lifestyle to bring the wellness system back into balance. What can you do to take care of your mental health and create

right on down to that stable in Bethlehem. And because of the Book of Ruth, we Gentiles have something to rejoice about. Remember Ruth is the great grandmother of King David. You know the story of how the family left Bethlehem as a result of a famine in the land. Like the prodigal son, here we have the prodigal family. But Elimelech dies, and the two sons of Naomi married women of Moab, which was against Mosaic law. Tragedy struck again, as Ruth and Orpah’s husbands die. Now Naomi has no husband, and no sons. These three ladies have no means to support themselves, and Naomi tells them to go back to their homeland, back to their families. Naomi believes that God’s hand is against her. And while Orpah does go back, Ruth

will not budge. Ruth realizes something extraordinary about Naomi and the God of Naomi. I believe Ruth was drawn to that. In Ruth 1:16-17, we see some of the most beautiful verses in the Bible as Ruth tells Naomi, “Don’t ask me to leave you, because wherever you go, I will go. And wherever you stay I will stay, and your people shall be my people, and your God shall be my God. And where ever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. And the Lord do so to me, and much more if anything but death separate us” (paraphrased). What determination and devotion Ruth had for Naomi. I wish that all Christians had that much determination to serve our Lord, and one another. Naomi even warns Ruth that if you come back with me you will be an outcast,

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mental wellness? Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns is the first step to achieving mental wellness. Be aware of your body’s cues regarding your stress level. Are you having difficulty sleeping at night? Are you irritable or having difficulty concentrating? It may seem simple, but take time to relax and do something you enjoy, whether it’s gardening, reading a good book, or doing a fun activity with your family/friends. Make sure you get enough sleep, eat healthy, keep active, drink alcohol sensibly, keep in touch with your friends and family – that social wellness piece – prioritize what is really important to you, including family, friends, health. And ask for help when you need it. About one in five people have some type of mental health concern at some point in their lives. Whether that concern occurs as a result of losing a loved one, losing a job or “post pregnancy blues,” or even may involve a serious mental illness, help is available. The Clermont County Crisis Hotline has mental health professionals available 24/7. Call 528SAVE for free and confidential assistance. Lee Ann Watson, Ph.D. is the associate director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, which funds the Clermont County Crisis Hotline and other community based behavioral health services in Clermont County.

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What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry? “‘Pieces of April,’ by Three Dog Night. I associate the song with the death of my beloved younger brother in an auto accident in 1973, and I cannot hear it without crying.” B.B. “Brian’s Song!”


“No question, no competition – ‘Brian’s Song.’ If your eyes stay dry, you’re not human! ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Oh, by far the ‘Christmas Shoes’ song gets me every time!

This week’s question Are you happy with the condition of local parks? Which parks most need maintenance? Which parks are in the best shape? How do you plan to spend your summer? 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. And, not so much a movie, but those Hallmark commercials always touch my heart.” M.P. “There are so many, but I’ll choose one: in the final scene

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from ‘The Little Mermaid’ (Disney Studios, 1989), the character of Ariel, about to embark on her new life as a human, hugs king triton and says, ‘I love you, daddy.’ even after 21 years, this makes me cry every single time!” J.D.

June 2 questions

What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “The best advice dad ever gave me was when he was teaching me to drive (and yes, I follow it every single time I get in a car): ‘Always anticipate that The Other Guy is going to do something stupid.’ That advice has gotten me out of more situations than I can count. Thanks, Dad!” J.D.

Your ash trees are not doomed to die It is commonly known that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) kills ash trees. There is a misconception that there’s no completely effective treatment and eventually the tree must be taken down. This is completely false! In a recent article, “Emerald Ash Borer Population Growing,” Paul Drury, assistant administrator of Anderson Township, did a great job of describing the problem. However, he concluded his article with a defeatist attitude that revealed a lack of knowledge. Just like Mariemont, and many other municipalities, individuals are not up with current research or are mislead. Many draw their conclusions from a June 2007 paper, The Potential Economic Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on Ohio, U.S., Communities by Sydnor, Bumgardner and Todd, that was constructed improperly focusing only on removing ash trees. In this paper, the word “save” does not appear one time. The focus is on rip and replace and not saving valuable trees. Today, the authors are rewriting the paper. In 2009, after another twoyear study, the solution to the

EAB was revealed and published in Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer. In that report scientists from these universities, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Illinois, identified the most effective treatment. “A new product that is effective for two years or even longer (emamectin benzoate) has altered the economics of treating ash trees… emamectin benzoate is the only product tested to date that controls EAB for more than one year with a single application.” In a study since 2006, Daniel Herms, PhD, Department of Entomology, the Ohio State University, stated “A single trunk injection of emamectin benzoate (TREE-äge) provided up to three years control,” Multiyear Evaluations of Systemic Insecticides for Control of Emerald Ash Borer. In another paper Herms stated, “The emamectin benzoate trees had less than one larva per square meter or greater than 99 percent control.” Some argue that removal and replacement is more cost effective than treatment. However, this too is a misconception based on old data. Removing a 12.4-inch tree will lose a

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and she doubted if anyone would take her to be his wife. Plus if you stay with me you will probably always be in poverty. But back to Bethlehem they go, and Ruth, by God’s divine providence, ends up in the field of Boaz who sees her love and devotion for Naomi, and falls madly in love with her. I find it surprising that the very person who reflected the love of God so clearly was a Moabitess. Her remarkable devotion to Naomi makes her a true daughter of Israel, and a worthy ancestor of David. Ruth exemplifies the “truth,” that participation in the kingdom of God is not decided by our nationality, or where we were born, but upon our spiritual rebirth. Ben Hurst is the pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Bethel.

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landscape value Community of $2,240, cost Press guest an additional columnist $675 for tree and stump removal, and $290 for a replacement 2.4inch tree. In contrast, that same 12.4inch tree could be treated with TREE-äge for only $149, a threeyear protection, and less than half that price for municipal parks and streets. So there you have it. Your trees can be saved by this treatment, proven effective by multiple university studies. I’ve personally saved more than 3,000 trees, and it should be 30,000. The treatment is there, decision makers just need to wake up and use it. I encourage you to go to your park boards and city councils to ask your leaders why – why aren’t you treating the ash trees with this innovative treatment? It’s time to fight to save the beautiful ash trees. Tim Back, an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist since 1997 and owner of Back Tree Service, 742-8733, has saved ash trees for years. Visit his blog on saving ash trees in Cincinnati, www.emeraldash


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J.R. Ratliff, center, volunteers at the New Richmond Boys & Girls Club. With him are program staff members Thelma Priddy, left, and Brodi McCormick.

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After work every afternoon, J.R. Ratliff can usually be found coaching teenagers in basketball at the Boys & Girls Club in New Richmond. In July, he hopes to take his teams to compete in a tournament of Midwestern Boys & Girls Clubs at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. Andy Baker, director of youth development services at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, said Ratliff first became involved in volunteer work at the West Clermont club in Amelia. Ratliff, who lives in Amelia, came into the club in 2005 to talk about his son, who was involved in the club programs. “He asked if he could spend some time at the club with his son,” Baker said. “From that day on he never left.” Ratliff helped at the West Clermont club for four years, even serving as a paid employee for a while until his position was eliminated because of budget cuts. But he continued coming as a volunteer. “All the kids love him,” Baker said. Earlier this year, the Boys & Girls Clubs wanted to start a basketball program at the New Richmond location, and

Ratliff agreed to accept the challenge. “He has a love of basketball,” Baker said. Ratliff gets the kids in shape and teaches teamwork. “He is a really good mentor,” Baker said. “Basketball is a vehicle he uses to teach life skills.” There are 11 boys and two girls in the basketball program, between the ages of 13 and 18. Ratliff said the group will be split into two teams to play in the tournament July 9 to July 11. The kids have been raising money to attend the tournament, with events such as a bake sale and car wash. They have raised about $800 so far, Ratliff said. Baker said the tournament is not just about basketball. The kids will stay in college dorms, take tours of the campuses and attend classes on healthy life skills. “It’s the first time many of these kids have been on a college campus,” Baker said. Ratliff, who works at an auto dealership, is at the gym every afternoon getting the kids ready for the tournament. “He puts countless hours into it,” Baker said. “He does it because he loves to help out.” “I enjoy kids,” Ratliff said. “I enjoy teaching them.”

For most people retirement means they can finally relax after years of getting up early and going to work every morning. Charlie and Vaunda Ernstes are not most people. The couple retired to grow vegetables at Can-Du Farm on Ohio 125 in Bethel and selling them at farmers markets throughout Greater Cincinnati. They started farming in 1993. “We lived in Morrow and wanted to get away,” Charlie said. “We found this piece of property and I decided I’d like to do something with the land other than mow it. It started out as a 50 foot by 50 foot plot and kind of went berserk.” Initially, Charlie wanted to have horses on the property, but Vaunda convinced him farming would be better. “He wanted to raise horses when he bought the farm, but he had no idea about horses so we thought vegetables would be a safer bet,” she said. “We knew we could grow a few colored peppers and then it kept growing and growing.” Now the Ernstes, who have been married for 21 years, farm about three of their 15 acres, are growing everything from loofahs to 30 varieties of peppers. “For lack of a better term it’s a hobby that got out of hand and now it’s a business,” Charlie said. “It’s fun, but it’s not something you do for money. That’s what it means when people talk about sustainability. You have to make enough to keep going the next year.” The couple’s garlic, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, burgundy okra and onions are a big hit at the farmers’ markets where they’re sold, Charlie said. “It’s kind of neat to know

THINGS TO DO Learn about bones

Mercy Health Partners is hosting the “No Bones About It” Lecture Series from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in Minning Lecture Hall at Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia. They are educational sessions from the leaders in orthopedic care on the Eastside. Dr. Charles Miller presents “Hip Arthritis and Pain: Current Review of Treatment Options.” The event is free. Registration is required. Call 624-4784 or e-mail

Aviation camp

Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation is hosting Aviation Youth Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, and it concludes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Batavia Township. It is for ages 13 to 15. Topics include basic aerodynamics, airplane operations, career opportunities, sea-

planes, gliders and visit to Cincinnati International Airport. The cost is $200. Registration is required. Call 735-9500 or visit

Graphic novel class

Clermont County Public Library is hosting “Rated G for Graphics” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, June 21, at Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. It is Graphic Art Residency with Carol Tyler, cartoonist and published graphic novelist. Each Tyler participant will design a 4- to 6-panel story about himself or herself. Includes comic and narrative traditions, newspaper comics, graphic novels, manga and web comics. Registration is required. Call 752-5580 or visit


The Ernstes grow loofahs on their farm, which are dried out for several days before being sold at farmers markets.

Vaunda and Charlie Ernstes on their farm in Bethel.

Charlie Ernstes explains how garlic is hung to dry before it can be sold at the market.


you picked something that morning and they buy it fresh that afternoon,” Vaunda said. “It tastes so much better than what they get at the grocery store. You’ve grown it and picked it and that’s kind of amazing.” The Ernstes sell their vegetables at farmers’ markets in Anderson, Milford, Hyde Park, Mt. Carmel and Madeira, where they’ve formed relationships with their customers. “When we take the produce to market and talk with the customers, that’s the fun part,” Charlie said. “You get to know them. We’ve seen children grow up. We’ve seen births, deaths and marriages. All that stuff has been really neat.” Working on the farm also has brought the couple closer together. “Charlie and I work really well together,” Vaunda said. “When we’re working on projects that really helps us.”


Moles have destroyed this row of eggplant at the farm.

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These patty pans squash are among the several varieties of squash grown at Can-Du Farm in Bethel.

The couple also has a team of about 10 extended family members who regularly help harvest crops and care for the farm. “My son and his boy and my brothers and Vaunda’s grandchildren and children come over and help out,” Charlie said. “They all pitch in when we call them and say we need help.” Despite some of the challenges which come with

running a farm, the Ernstes said they’re enjoying retirement. “We didn’t know what to expect when we started,” Charlie said. “Every year is a new challenge. This year we have a mole problem. Whether it’s a bug or it’s weeds or whatever Mother Nature throws at you, there’s always a challenge. Mother Nature is very fickle.”


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Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. With half-price appitizers and drink specials. Through Sept. 30. 752-0700. Union Township.


“No Bones About It” Lecture Series, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Minning Lecture Hall. Charles Miller, M.D. presents “Hip Arthritis and Pain: Current Review of Treatment Options.” Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive. Educational sessions from the leaders inorthopedic care on the Eastside. Free. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 624-4784, Batavia.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “Murder at the Opera” by Margaret Truman. MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


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. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


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. Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.


Slimy or Scaly, 6:30 p.m. Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Naturalist leads exploration of differences between reptiles and amphibians. Live animals on display. Meet at picnic shelter. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Owensville.


Aviation Youth Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Concludes June 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive. Ages 13-15. Topics include basic aerodynamics, airplane operations, career opportunities, seaplanes, gliders and visit to Cincinnati International Airport. $200. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 735-9500; Batavia Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 8


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Room S143. Fred Liggett presents his coin collection. In lieu of July meeting, annual picnic is tentatively planned for 1 p.m. July 18 at Rick and Cindy’s house in Batavia. UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672. Batavia.

Frontier Square Dance Club, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Dave Hawkins & The Perfect Men, a mix of original songs with a few older, slightly obscure folk-rock and country-rock favorites. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts, 880 Ohio 28, Donors receive a donut and cup of coffee, and registered to win a pair of VIP Tickets to the Sting concert at Riverbend Music Center. Free. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 831-5916; Milford.


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


Basic Truth, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St. Free. 831-9888. Milford.


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


Advance Funeral Planning Seminar, 7 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 West Plane St. With Mark Herman and Chuck Wisby, from Nurre’s Funeral Home. Free. 734-7201. Bethel.

SHOPPING Father’s Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St. Backyard birdfeeding supplies, garden decor and gifts. Shoppers receive 10 percent off all items. 248-2044; Milford. SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Family Breakfast Meeting, 9 a.m. With guest speaker Zachary Bough. Golden Corral Eastgate, 4394 Glen Este Withamsville Road. $10 adults, $4 children. Reservations required by June 15. Presented by Business Men’s Fellowship USA Cincinnati-East Chapter. 831-2029. Eastgate. FARMERS MARKET

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. 633-5218; Milford.


Roaring on the River Luau, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 5534146. New Richmond.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. SWS-SongwritersWorkShop: Writer/Performers include some of the following, Judy Carnes, Tim Skeen, Dave Blowers, and many more. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Club 54 Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Milford Masonic Center, 32 Water St. All you can eat. Includes salad, bread, dessert, soft drinks, tea and coffee. $6, $3 children. 8993181. Milford.


Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Stream Access B on Geology Trail. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township. Fossil Identification, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn about collection, identification and classification of fossils from Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Kids Fishing Day, 8 a.m.-noon, Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, 5595 Anstaett Road. Free fishing event for children sponsored by The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ages 7-16. Free. 646-5492. Owensville.


Music Therapy Summer Camp, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Continues weekly through Aug. 6. Music Therapy Services, 8447 Beechmont Ave. Music and movement experiences designed to promote cognitive and motor skills. Led by a board-certified music therapist. Eight-week camp. Ages 5-7. $500. Registration is required by June 1. 4746064. Anderson Township.

Rites of Passage Gathering, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Father/daughter cooking class. Learn delicious simple and healthy eating. With Grailville cook Amanda Heisler and her husband, J.C. Includes meals. For girls ages 11-14 and their fathers. $40 intergenerational pair. Registration required. 6832340; Loveland.


Father’s Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Raptor Inc. volunteers show birds 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Raffle to benefit Raptor Inc. Wild About Birds, 248-2044; Milford. Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1 p.m.7 p.m. PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive. All breeds and puppies, too. P917-292-6779; Eastgate.


Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue is hosting a Non Profit Animal Adoption Event from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, Eastgate. It is for all breeds and puppies, too. Call 917-292-6779 or visit M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 1


Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road. Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Presented by Log Cabin Herb Society. 768-6137. Jackson Township.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “A Salty Piece of Land” by Jimmy Buffett. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7342619. Bethel.


Rated G for Graphics, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Graphic Art Residency with Carol Tyler, cartoonist and published graphic novelist. Each participant will design a 4-6-panel story about himself or herself. Includes comic and narrative traditions, newspaper comics, graphic novels, manga and web comics. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.


Summer Solstice Drumming Circle, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meadow Shelter. Celebration of longest day of year with drumming and dancing. Bring instrument. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. 831-1711; Union Township.


Clermont Family YMCA Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Volleyball. Daily through June 25. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 7-15. $140, $112 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township.

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Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Aug. 31. 929-2427; Milford.


Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners, 6 p.m. Continues weekly through July 27. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Learn about tuning, stringing, pick style, reading tablature and standard notation, chords and rhythms with Kent Mulcahy. Bring an acoustic guitar, guitar picks and tuner. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7525580. Amelia.


Family Film Festival, 10 a.m. “Astro Boy.” Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive. Free family-friendly movies and discounted concession items. Free. 248-2169; Milford.

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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-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. 7221221. Goshen. Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “Storm” directed by Hans Christian Schmid. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 7342619. Bethel. 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.


Summer Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Leisurely stroll along river. Follow trail into Wilson Nature Preserve and use senses to explore the evening. Meet at bridge. Free. 876-9013. Batavia.


Ohio River Sweep, 9 a.m. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 0

HISTORIC SITES Miller-Leuser Log House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. 231-3390; Anderson Township. PROVIDED

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, in 97 minutes. It runs through June 27. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. Ticket prices range from $20-$26. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are: Matt Johnson, left, Chris Guthrie and Brian Isaac Phillips.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1 p.m.5 p.m. PetSmart Eastgate, 917-292-6779; Eastgate.


“America I AM: The African American Imprint” touring exhibition will be on display June 19 to Jan. 2 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit shows hundreds of years of African-Americans’ contributions to the United States through various artifacts. Pictured is an example, Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest card for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Tickets are $12; $11, ages 60 and up; $8, ages 3-12. Member tickets are $8, adults; $5, children. Call 513-287-7000 or visit


Bethel Journal

June 17, 2010


Al & Tipper, you really surprised us “I’m just stunned!” ‘That was the most common adjective used when the news said Al and Tipper Gore were separating. To both friends and foes they seemed a solidly married couple. This column is neither to condemn nor praise them. Such personal decisions carry too many private and unknown factors for us to judge. What we do need to acknowledge are the questions such surprising reverses bring to our minds about ourselves. Questions such as: If their marriage of 40 years ran out of fuel, can mine? If there was no secret third party for either of them, then how could it happen after sharing so much of life together? Can love last? We’re living longer, but is love dying sooner? Can’t a couple’s love grow stronger over the years and not more fragile? The concept of marrying, being

a couple, has been quite a standard social unit throughout history. It’s the principal way the great majority of people find pleasure, cope Father Lou with loneliness, Guntzelman and engage the forces of Perspectives deep body and soul. A couple begins not with the proverbial “falling in love.” A couple begins at that usually undeterminable time when both are first aware of being chosen by the other. The couple then begins to create and form its personal relationship. As Mary Anne McPherson Oliver writes in “Conjugal Spirituality,” “This is a serious process

which requires, some say, nine to 14 years, but which is in any case a highly complicated and lifelong task never really complete. Each couple must by trial and error discover its own unrepeatable shape. The ‘being’ of a couple is not fixed but living and changing, more like a person than a piece of pottery. It will be born and grow, or languish and die.” Despite the fact that being a couple is such a natural and universal tendency, its growth and success depends on the continued willingness and commitment to be in relation. Will and choice prove to be more important than romance and feeling. Both members of a couple must act in the preservation of their relationship. Psychiatrist Dennis Lin of the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan speaks of the Gores in USA Today, “Their relationship was

est reflection on the realities of life. Did their public and political life take away too much time from their continued growth as a couple? Does our busy life take too much away from us nurturing our relationships? Should we in the Me-Generation era come to know more about the true meaning of love? Author Mary Anne Oliver notes: “It takes creativity to make a couple who lasts … even a miracle. It is without doubt the most difficult thing one can ever attempt.” Yet, if true love is present, it is not without great reward. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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Bethel Journal


June 17, 2010

No bones about it – dads love good ribs

It pays to mow your grass along the side of the road right before dusk. My husband, Frank, was doing just that when friend Ed Kluba, owner of K l u b a Farms, was coming home Rita from sellHeikenfeld ing his Rita’s kitchen produce at market. He stopped to give Frank a bountiful bunch of gourmet lettuces. What a food gift that was since we’re having company tomorrow and my spring greens have all but bolted. Ed’s lettuce will make a nice salad topped with fresh peas from our garden. And since Father’s Day is almost here, I wanted to share a favorite ribs recipe that I’ll be making for the dads in our family. Happy Dad’s Day to all of our Community Press and Recorder dads!

Rita’s grilled baby back ribs

Sprinkle the ribs with the spice rub up to a day ahead. This recipe will serve eight people. You may have leftover rub so store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Mix together:

3 tablespoons powder


11⁄4 cups or so mayonnaise Hot sauce to taste (optional)

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika or regular paprika 1 teaspoon allspice

Audrey Reinhart’s tartar sauce

Audrey sent this in for Eileen Coon as well. “She might like this,” Audrey said.

Mix together:


1 cup Miracle Whip (or mayonaise) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 or 2 cloves garlic 3 ⁄4 cup sweet pickle relish, drained Few drops hot pepper sauce or cayenne (optional)

6 to 7 pounds meaty baby back pork ribs, cut into 6 to 7 rib slabs. Sprinkle 1 generous teaspoon of rub on each side of each slab. Put on baking sheet; cover with foil and refrigerate at least two hours or up to one day.

To grill ribs:

Prepare grill with medium heat. Grill ribs until tender and cooked, turning occasionally. Then brush each side generously with barbeque sauce. Continue grilling until sauce forms a sticky coating, about three minutes per side.

Carol Vanover’s sparkling punch

Carol, an Indiana reader, as some of you know, is my “oldest and bestest” friend. She is always trying new recipes with a healthy twist. She served this at a party and everyone loved it. “Not too sweet, very refreshing and good with a meal,” she said. Carol said it looked pret-


Ed Kluba’s freshly picked lettuce. ty, too. Adapted from one she found online. Two 750 ml. bottles sparkling apple cider, chilled 1 liter carbonated water (Carol used seltzer), chilled 3 large oranges, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 tablespoon sugar Ice: See Carol’s tip Put lemon and oranges in large punch bowl. Pour in thawed lemonade. Gently stir in seltzer water and sparkling cider. Add sugar to taste and add


ice. Tip: Fill a 4- to 6-cup freezable container with water and freeze. Or use ice cubes. Carol said this would look nice in a pitcher, as well.

Tartar sauce close to Frisch’s

For Eileen Coon, Erlanger reader.

Mix together: 1


⁄3 cup finely minced onion Dash garlic powder, to taste 1 ⁄3 cup dill pickle relish, drained

Easy hand-held apple ‘pies’

Let the kids help with this one for dad. If he likes nuts, add a small amount, chopped.

1 stick butter or margarine, divided 2 nice big apples, peeled, cored and diced small 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon flour Extra cinnamon mixed with a bit of white sugar for sprinkling on top (optional) Bread with crusts removed (anywhere from 12 to 15 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet. Melt 1⁄2 stick butter over

Cottage cheese pie recipe

My editor Lisa Mauch tried out the recipe Sarah DeMoss sent in with a few alterations using Splenda and soy milk. To get her version, go to my online column at www. or call 513-591-6163. medium heat in large skillet. Stir in flour and cook a minute. Don’t let it brown. Add apples, brown sugar and cinnamon and cook until apples are tender. Let cool. Roll each slice of bread until it is thin and flat. Put some of apple mixture (not too much) into center of each slice. Wet two of the edges and fold diagonally to form a triangle. Press edges to make a seal. Place on baking sheet. Melt remaining butter and brush tops. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon/sugar mixture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Bethel Journal

June 17, 2010


Peas and broccoli now in freezer Howdy folks, The weather has sure been different. The rain has been good but east of us they have received up to four inches. The golf scramble the Clermont Senior Services held last week was a very good one. Ruth Ann and I always enjoy the event. We don’t play golf, we set on the 17th hole to see if anyone gets a hole in one. None has done that yet. Last week we picked the first peas from the garden. We have put in the freezer so far: Peas, broccoli, spinach and asparagus. We should have a good supply of food for the winter. It is important that we plan for our future food supply. We got some strawberries from A & M Farms and put them in the freezer. They will have them a couple weeks yet. Some friends of our picked strawberries at the BetTer farm on Scisly Road. They said they were beautiful berries so I’m sure they will have them a little while yet, too. We had some extra seed pota-

toes in the basement so we planted two more rows last week along with some more melons that the rabbits have eaten. Well folks, these two kids here at our house (Ruth Ann and I), have gotten a year older the past two weeks, and a friend of ours has gotten to be 98 years old. The deer have been a big problem not only here but other folks are having the same problem. We set some marigold flowers in the big garden where we have melons and peppers. The flowers don’t seem to have any effect on the rabbits though, but so far the deer have not been in the garden. If any of you folks have a honey bee swarm give us a call at 734-6980. The honey bees are having a hard time and need all the help they can get. A lady had contacted one of the papers about the sassafras bark for tea that I had talked about. We can not find any to buy, either. Kroger had it several years ago but they don’t anymore. I don’t know whether a health food

store might have some. But we didn’t get any this spring either. We used to get some from some trees near here, but they have died. The other evening we were thinking about going to bed when a truck with a boat pulled in the driveway. When I went to the door it was a neighbor who had stopped. They had been fishing and wanted to know if we would like some bluegills. I got about a dozen and cleaned them in the basement. I took the bucket with the fish down, then came up for the filet knife and pan to put the filets in. When I went back down to start cleaning them, the cat Dixie, was setting by the bucket. As fast as I would clean a fish, he was eating the ribs. Actually faster than I was cutting them out. He would eat one, then look up at me and meow. That is the most he has ever eaten. Ruth Ann said he had no competition from Richoette. So when he had eaten all he wanted, he came up the steps to where

Ruth Ann was. The other morning before we got up, Summer and Richoette were setting on the rail of the deck looking in the bedroom window for us. When I got up they jumped down and ran to the kitchen door for their breakfast. They have trained us well. It seems the weeds and grass are sure growing faster this year, whether the ground is wet or dry. If the garden vegetables would grow that fast it would be good. We haven’t been on the lake yet, hopefully we can go this week. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. The last crappie tournament they had the fish that were weighed in for first place was three pounds 15-1/2 ounces. The fishermen are catching lots of crappie but they are not nine inches as is required this year. Next year should be a good year with lots of crappie, nine inches or longer. Mike said the catfish are on a feeding spree with some big shov-

elhead catfish and lots of channel catfish. George The bass tourRooks nament on TuesOle day evening last week was won by Fisherman a young feller about 16 years old. They say here comes “big Dan with a sack full of fish” congratulations Dan, he had more than 10 pound of bass. Now mark your calendars for July 10, so you won’t forget it. The Monroe Grange homemade ice cream social will be from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. We’ll talk more about it as the time comes closer, but just wanted you to get it on your calendars. 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.


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Bethel Journal


June 17, 2010

RELIGION Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. The church is at Main and Church streets, Amelia; 753-6770.

Belfast United Methodist Church

The church is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24. It is free, and open to the public for children ages 4 to 11. The Outdoor Worship Service is at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 27, under the church shelter. It is followed by a picnic. Bring seating and a covered dish food item to share. It is free, and open to the public. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188.

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

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

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 will host a Clermont County Emmaus and Chrysalis Gathering Friday, June 25. The program of worship, prayer, and encouragement starts at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. It is open to anyone in the area who has attended either Emmaus or Chrysalis. For further information, contact Pastor Steve Fultz at 7347201. The church is at 402 West Plane St., Bethel; 734-7201.

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

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

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


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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

St. Peter Church

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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770


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

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

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


844 State Rt. 131

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

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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Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

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

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

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

Classes for every age group

Sunday Worship Outdoor Shelter Service


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.

Indoor Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School, “Good News Clues,” from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25, for preschool through completed fourth grade. Call Debbie at 7222541. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541.

Grace Baptist Church

The church is hosting a free showing of the movie “Unidentified” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford; 519-7920.

Laurel United Methodist

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


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

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

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333 Come visit us at the

Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

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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


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


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


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330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305


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

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

NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor Rev. Mark Owen, Worship Pastor

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

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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:

True Church of God

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

United Methodist Church


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

The church is hosting a free community dinner, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at 203 Mill St., Milford. (Formerly the Bridge Café.) Dinner includes manicotti, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.


Owensville United Methodist Church

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


SonRise Community Church


SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

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.

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 876-0527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

“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

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

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

CHURCH OF GOD Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

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8:30 a.m.

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Goshen United Methodist Church

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3 years old through the sixth grade. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Eastgate; 753-8223.

Trinity United Methodist


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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Nursery provided for all services

Glen Este Church of Christ

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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

The church is conducting “Saddle Ridge Ranch” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 21-25. Children from age 3 through 6th grade are invited. There will be Bible stories, crafts, music, games and refreshments. Visit The church is at 6088 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Mount Repose; 5751121.

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Pastor: Tom Bevers

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

First Baptist Church of Mount Repose


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


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

Felicity Church of the Nazarene

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.

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 cars) with first, second, third and fourth places. Cornhole tournaments with $50 first prize (with minimum of six registered teams



45245. It includes free hot dogs and drinks. Items from furniture, clothes, electronics, toys and more. For information, call 8437778.


Amelia United Methodist Church

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

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


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

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





Records not available


Juvenile, 17, theft, Bethel, June 3. Zachary David Stiers, 18, 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, criminal mischief at Bethel Maple and Sodom Road, Bethel, June 4. David Rose, 40, 234 Rich St., Bethel, offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol at 234 Rich St., Bethel, June 5. Keith Herrin, 18, 2991 Ohio 133,

Bethel Journal

June 17, 2010

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





Your Community Press newspaper serving Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Franklin Township, Moscow, Neville, Tate Township, Washington Township E-mail: clermont@c





Bethel, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 234 Rich St., Bethel, June 5. Cody Rose, 18, 1272 Wilson Dunham Road, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 234 Rich St., Bethel, June 5. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, June 5. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, June 5. Clayton R Mofford, 26, 214 Jeremy Lane, Bethel, assault, resisting arrest at 2111 Ginn Road, New Richmond, June 4. Sarah Beth Yauger, 22, 522 Light St.,

Felicity, disorderly conduct at 715 Minor St., Felicity, June 5. Joseph Elliott, 18, 522 Light St., Felicity, disorderly conduct at 715 Minor St., Felicity, June 5. James R. Dornbach, 23, 522 Light St. Apt 2, Felicity, Disorderly conduct at 715 Minor St., Felicity, June 5. Duke Randolph Duncan, 23, 3512 Franklin Lane, Felicity, assault at 522 Light St., Felicity, June 6.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated murder - victim under 13 years of age

At 112-B West Plane Street, Bethel, June 2.

Aggravated robbery inflict/attempt to inflict serious physical harm At 2535 Oak Corner Road,

Hamersville, June 5.


At 522 Light St., Felicity, June 6.

Breaking and entering

At 3557 Starling Road, Bethel, June 2. At 1018 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 31. At 3572 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 5.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 12 Moores Lane, Felicity, June 5. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, June 6. At 631 Coombs Road, Moscow, June 5.

Criminal mischief

At 2692 Airport Road, Bethel, June 6. At Bethel Maple and Sodom Road, Bethel, May 18.

Disorderly conduct

At 715 Minor St., Felicity, June 5.

Involuntary manslaughter

At 112-B West Plane Street, Bethel, June 2.


At 1188 Richey Road, Felicity, June 2. At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, June 2. At 3561 Starling Road, Bethel, June 1.

Offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol At Rich St., Bethel, June 4.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume

beer intoxicating liquor

At Rich St., Bethel, June 4.


At 214 Jeremy Lane, Bethel, June 3. At 3835 Ohio 756, Felicity, June 3. At 1188 Richey Road, Felicity, June 2. At 206 Holly Lane, Bethel, June 4. At 2610 Spring St., Bethel, May 14. At 3727 Starling Road, Bethel, June 1.

Unruly juvenile offenses

At Mulberry St., Felicity, May 31.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 2767 Bolender Road, Felicity, May 31.

Endangering children

At 112-B West Plane Street, Bethel, June 2.


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


Melissa Farkas vs. Jesse J. Reed, et al., other tort Lura J. Appelmann vs. Joshua R. Daniels, other tort James E. Vires and Donna S. Vires vs. Bradley A. Chaney, et al., other tort Philip Swafford vs. State Auto Insurance Co., other tort Beatrice Haigwood vs. Peterman LLC, et al., worker’s compensation Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Kris C. Heitkemper, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA Morgan vs. Dennis R. Bella, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Brennen Easter, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Gwenn A. Stebbins, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Youren He, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael T. Chieco, et al., foreclosure Everhome Mortgage Company vs. James W. Haustetter, et al., foreclosure Merrill Lynch vs. Todd M. Kulis, 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 York Mellon vs. Maureen K. Ramey and Treasurer of

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Vernon Braden, 64, formerly of Bethel and Forest Hills died June 9. Survived by wife, Diane Braden; sons, Vernon Ray Braden, Jason Dwayne Braden and Evan Caldwell Braden; daughters, Denise Mae Taylor, Angela Cashner and Kimberly Dawn Dickerson; step-children, Dawn Kara Lawhon and Danielle Tara Sanborn; brothers, Lee, Orlando and Melvin; sister, Imogene; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Mark Allen Dakin, 47, of Felicity died June 4. Survived by wife, Paula Campbell Dakin; daughter, Angela Sue Dakin; step-daughter, Katie Campbell; step-sons, Michael Campbell and Zachary Campbell; grandson, Wesley Campbell; father, Arthur Dakin; sisters, Lori (John) Godby and Anna Marie (Ralph) Metzger; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members. Preceded in death by mother, Thelma Hughes Dakin; and brother, Arthur Dakin. Services were June 7 at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity.

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Howard Mel Allen, 83, of Bethel died June 5. Survived by wife, Edith (nee Pinkerton) Allen; daughters, Sharon (Bob) Groves and Lorraine (Jim) Koepfle; grandchildren, Sean and Kacey Rudd; seven step-grandchildren; great-grandchild, Sean Patrick Allen Rudd; and two step-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Albert Sydney and Bessie (nee Owen) Allen. Services were June 9 at Bethel Church of the Nazarene. Memorials to: Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 50 East Water St., Bethel, OH 45106-9002; or Bethel Tate Life Squad.


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Bethel Journal


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Meals-on-Wheels to get new home Construction began recently on a new kitchen facility that will provide a permanent home for the Meals-on-Wheels program operated by Clermont Senior Services. The new facility is next to the agency’s offices at 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive in Williamsburg Township. The building also will include storage space for agency records, expanded parking for the agency’s 24 passenger vans and seven meal delivery vehicles, said Executive Director George Brown. Construction of the new kitchen facility will be completed by September. Primary funding for this $700,000 project is through USDA Rural Development under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly referred to as the federal stimulus program. This funding is in the

form of a low interest mortgage fixed for a term of 30 years. The agency also received grant support for the project, including a $50,000 Community Development Block Grant through the county commissioners, and a $60,000 capital grant through The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The 1.5-acre kitchen site, valued at $50,000, was donated to Clermont Senior Services by the Milacron Corp. “We’re truly grateful to all who have helped make this project possible,” Brown said. Operating funds for the Meals-on-Wheels program are provided through the Clermont Senior Services levy, support from United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and federal assistance through the Council on Aging of Southwestern

Ohio. Agency fundraising projects and donations made by those who receive meals also help support the program. Clermont Senior Services first began delivering meals to homebound older adults in 1974. At that time, meals were prepared at Mercy Hospital Clermont, where volunteers picked the meals up for delivery, mostly in the Batavia area. After a few years, the program outgrew the hospital’s capacity, and the agency was able to use the kitchen at Mount Moriah United Methodist Church from 1977 until the program moved to the LBD Friendship Center at the YMCA in 1987. The LBD Center included a full-service kitchen, which provided a home for the meal program for the next 10 years. But, once again, the number of meals required to

meet the needs of customers exceeded the capacity of the kitchen so a new home was needed. “We were fortunate to be able to move the Meals-onWheels program to the kitchen at the old Williamsburg High School in 1998, but we knew at the time that this probably would not be a permanent home,” Brown said. “Our 10-year lease expired in February 2008, and we are now there on a month-to-month basis because the school district is not certain about its long term plans for the building.” A major benefit of moving the kitchen to the former Williamsburg High School in 1998 was being able to renovate the former kitchen space at the LBD Friendship Center to expand the adult day services program. Participation in the adult day services program has more


Construction began recently on a new kitchen facility that will provide a permanent home for the Meals-on-Wheels program operated by Clermont Senior Services. The new facility is next to the agency’s offices at 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive in Williamsburg Township. than doubled in the past decade, Brown said. This program now serves about 50 frail older adults each day, most have Alzheimer’s. “When I arrived at Clermont Senior Services in 1991, we were serving about 60,000 meals per year, including Meals-onWheels, and meals served at senior centers. This past year we served over 156,000 meals, and this

number is certain to grow in future years as the Baby Boomer generation reach old age. The new kitchen facility will be able to meet the future need for Mealson-Wheels for decades to come,” Brown said. For more information about Meals-on-Wheels and other programs, contact the agency at 724-1255.

McDermott, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Patricia A. Garrett, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Kevin P. McCulley, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Dennis D. Hendrix, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Mary M. Gardin, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Matthew A. Wertz and Linda L. Mullen, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald Radeke, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Rebecca A. Hoeter, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Bruce D. Webb, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gary Freeman and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Pamela A. Bruce, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank s. Charlotte J. Ray, et al., foreclosure Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Olivia Billings, et al., foreclosure Allison Roseman Kendrick, et al. vs. Mike A. Whittington and Sheila Whittington, foreclosure

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IN THE COURTS From B7 Clermont County, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Karl J. Treier, et al., fore-

closure 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 Riverhills Bank NA vs. James E. Smith, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs.

Jeremy Wayne and Krystal Leah York, foreclosure PNC Mortgage vs. Jeffrey W. Prebble, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. William J.


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