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Council has new member By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — Village council appointed a new member June 13. Jim Rees, a resident of the village for three years, was elected to replace Donna Gunn. Gunn retired after more than 10 years of service to spend time with her new grandson. Rees lived in Milford for 30 years before moving to the village, and said he considers himself a “community activist.” “I like to be involved,” said Rees, 70, at council’s regular meeting. Rees was the only person to apply for the position and was sworn in by Mayor Alan Ausman at the beginning of the meeting. “Welcome,” Ausman said. “Thank you for being willing to serve.” Council had 30 days to find a replacement for Gunn when her resignation took effect May 31. “You have big shoes to fill,” said Amy Planck, council member. “But I have every confidence you were the right choice in our election tonight.” Rees brings a background of 30 years in horticulture, where he managed a distribution company. “I’m pretty good with numbers,” he said.

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Jim Rees, 70, is sworn in at Bethel council’s regular June 13 meeting. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Rees said he had no specific changes or goals he wanted to pursue with council, but just “wanted to be on the team.” “The village is moving forward in a good direction,” he

said. When Gunn resigned, council didn’t just lose a member. It also lost a vice-mayor. Council elected member Jeremiah Hembree to fill that slot.

Hembree is a pastor at the Bethel Assembly of God and heads up council’s safety committee. “Thank you for your vote of confidence,” Hembree said.

The Bethel Business Association members will host a good ole’ fashioned 4th of July “Picnic in the Park” in Burke Park from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Everyone is asked to bring their lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch for yourself and your family. Provided will be live music by the Kinner Express, a clown, crafts and games in the shelter house and a puppet show. Dress in your red, white and blue to your American Spirit. Kids can decorate their bikes, wagons, scooters, skateboards or strollers and enter to win a prize in the Patriotic Parade in the park. Line-up is at 2:40 p.m. on the basketball court.

USDA makes final assessment of beetle outbreak By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — No significant impact. That’s the ruling from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on how its solution to the Asian longhorned beetle outbreak will affect Clermont County. But that does not mean taking precautionary steps, such as chemically-treating trees and in other cases removing them altogether, will not affect Bethel and Tate Township. It will. “There will be an impact,” said Phillip Baldauf, USDA’s Asian longhorned beetle eradication project manager in Ohio. “But our program looks at a larger scale than an individual property owner.” The USDA is considering more than Bethel in its action plan, which has angered some residents - especially when no trees in Bethel are being chemically treated this year. Instead, trees infested by the Asian longhorned beetle are being cut down. “It’s still apparent that (the USDA) wants to cut down as many trees as they can,” said Bill Skvarla, president of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Citizen’s Cooperative. Monroe Township and Stonelick Township are the only two regions in Clermont County

receiving chemical treatment, Baldauf said, because the USDA feels all of the infested trees in those areas have been removed. “We don’t want to remove trees we’ve injected with the treatments - essentially that’s throwing money away,” Baldauf said. “With limited resources and a limited treatment window we can only cover so much ground. We want to use those treatments where they can be most advantageous.” That means residents in Bethel, who have trees with a high infestation rate, can agree to have them cut down, pay for their own treatment or do nothing and hope for the best. “Would (chemical treatment) save some trees in Tate Township? Certainly,” Baldauf said. “But would it help eradicate the pest? That’s questionable.” For the USDA, the highest priority is eliminating the beetles. For Bethel residents, the priority is saving their trees that aren’t already infested. That’s why the latest Environmental Assessment released by the USDA might seem like a victory for some in Bethel. “When I first got involved, the main concern we had was it looked like the USDA was going to cut down any tree in the area,” said Brian O’Connell, attorney for the citizen’s coopera-



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Harmony Hill Vineyards owner Bill Skvarla stands next to one of the three infested trees on his property near Bethel. FILE PHOTO For more information about the Bethel citizen’s cooperative visit their website: http:// To read the final Environmental Assessment, go to: To contact the USDA’s office in Amelia, call: (513) 381-7180

tive. “We were very, very encouraged with the most recent assessment. We were very happy they took the approach we’ve been advocating since the beginning.” The USDA made its first Environmental Assessment in

September 2011. It didn’t look good for Bethel’s trees, O’Connell said. “Initially, there was a real fear they were gonna come in and clear-cut all of Bethel,” he said. Skavarla helped form the citizen’s cooperative in 2011 after Bethel residents were told every tree susceptible to infestation - 13 species including maple, elm and willow - could be removed. “That would be like saying my neighbor has termites so we should get rid of all the houses near them,” said Patti Hornak, Skvarla’s wife and the citizen’s cooperative secretary.

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Initially, that was the USDA’s preferred course of action. But each assessment until the one in May were just drafts open to public comment, Baldauf said. The USDA could not remove any trees that were not directly infested until the final assessment, he said. Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman called it “a very murky subject,” but said Bethel residents never wanted to stop infested trees from being removed - they just didn’t want to lose everything. “I can’t fathom to think what Tate Township would look like minus one million trees,” he said. The residents comments, letters and phone calls were received, reveiwed and taken into consideration, Baldauf said. Nevertheless, the outbreak in Clermont County is the second largest Asian longhorned beetle infestation ever detected in the United States. As of April 22, 9,246 trees have been removed and more than 350,000 trees have been identified as high risk in Clermont County, according to the May assessment. “It’s a tree-killer,” Baldauf said. “This has a major impact not only in Bethel, but it could spread to surrounding areas and affect the timber industry, tourist industry and quality of life.”

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Bethel-Tate school board approves strategic plan By Roxanna Swift

BETHEL-TATE — Technology, athletics and vehicle replacements top the list of capital needs for the coming school year. Bethel-Tate school board members May 20

approved a strategic/improvement plan, which includes a list of capital maintenance and repair needs. The cost for all capital needs is more than $4.3 million, said Treasurer Amy Wells. Items on the list include building improvements, land im-

provements, equipment, technology, House Bill 264 energy conservation programming, athletics, safety, instructional technology and vehicle replacement. Wells worked with school board members to narrow the list down to

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three items, which add up to 15 percent of the total. “We have a lot of needs, but we do not have the funds to meet those needs,” Wells said. The 15 percent includes updates and replacements for wireless, phones, network switches, track improvements and replacement of one bus per year, she said. Replacing one bus a year will put the district on track with the replacement schedule, Wells said. However, many of the buses will be 12 to 17 years old with more than 200,000 miles when replaced. The normal threshold for buses is 12 years or 200,000 miles. District officials also made efforts to save money by eliminating the district curriculum director’s position, said Superintendent Melissa Kircher. Bethel-Tate High

School also switched from trimesters to semesters, which reduced three staff positions. Money is being saved through sharing services with other districts as well. Kircher partnered with Grant Career Center Superintendent Ken Morrison to bring two satellite programs to Bethel-Tate High School. Despite attempts to cut costs, expenditures are expected to surpass revenues by more than $45,000 in Fiscal Year 2014, Wells said. Expenditures are anticipated to remain higher than revenues through 2017. As revenues are surpassed, the year-end fund balance is projected to decrease, Wells said. By 2017, the balance is expected to be about $251,000. District officials must find additional revenue

Drug investigation leads to arrests of Clermont Co. residents Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports arrests of several Clermont County residents after an ongoing undercover drug investigation. The Brown County Grand Jury June 6 indicted17 suspects wanted on a total of 61 felony counts for crimes related to the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Wenninger stated in a press release these arrests involved two meth

manufacturing operations. The first group operated from Winchester in Brown County to Goshen and Amelia in Clermont County. Those indicted are: Nicholas Burton, 30, Fayetteville; Joseph Burton, 24, Winchester; Christopher Davis, 20, Goshen; Samantha Johnson, 19, Goshen; Allen Vogel Jr., 25, Fayetteville; female juvenile, 17, Winchester and all have been arrested.


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sources or decrease expenditures, Wells said. District officials will continue to reduce positions and look for ways to increase efficiency, she said. “We don’t want to affect student performance and academics, but eventually it will,” Kircher said. Some possible revenue sources are grants, levies and state funding, Wells said. About 70 percent of the district’s funding comes from the state. “If we’re going to have more revenue, it has to come from the state,” Wells said. The state budget is not official yet, she said. The strategic/improvement plan is a working document, which will be updated annually, Wells said. “It changes as our needs change,” she said.


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Michael Justice, 42, Amelia, is still at large. The second group operated from the Mount Orab in Brown County area to Bethel in Clermont County, Wenninger said. Those indicted are: Bryan Simpson, 31, Mount Orab; Terri Taylor, 38, Mount Orab; Katelyn Grudzielanek, 19, Georgetown; Kristian Miller, 26, Mount Orab; Ivory Wilson, 19, Hamersville; Johnny Dotson, 19, Hamersville, and all have been arrested. Delaney Durham, 20, Cincinnati; Amanda Brandenburg, 25, Bethel; Andrew Chapman, 18, Mount Orab; Nathaniel Mojica, 22, Mount Orab are still at large. Wenninger encourages anyone with information on illegal drug activity to contact the Sheriff's Office Drug Information Hotline at 937-378-4435, ext. 275, or send an anonymous tip at

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driving on Interstate 275 and running into a traffic light. To the Clermont County Engineer’s office, that makes as little sense as the traffic lights at key intersections of Ohio 32. “What people need to understand is the volume of traffic (on Ohio 32) is approaching interstate levels,” said Pat Manger, Clermont County engineer. More than 150,000 vehicles drive through the I-275/Ohio 32 interchange every day, according to information provided by the engineer’s office. The state route is struggling to keep up, which leads to traffic backups every morning and at 5 p.m., said Craig Stephenson, chief deputy engineer. “Traffic lights will only work for so much volume. (Ohio) 32 has reached its failure point,” Stephenson said. “There’s nothing wrong with the road, but it can no longer function properly.” The problem will only intensify with the “unprecedented amount of construction” going on in the Eastgate area of Union Township, he said. But the solution is not to take down existing traffic lights on Ohio 32, it’s to upgrade them, said Jeremy EvansCQ, traffic engineer. “We’re making some modifications to all 50 signals (in the county). They’ll be getting LED lights and better backup

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batteries,” Evans said. “But14 signals in the Eastgate area are being updated to adaptive traffic control.” Those Eastgate signals will be a part of what Manger calls their “Intelligent Transportation System.” “What we’re doing is linking (traffic lights) together so they can talk to each other. That information will come back to this office and we’ll monitor that,” Manger said. “We’ll be able to adjust timing and do things and see what’s going on with those intersections and develop (alternative plans).” The new system will be able to tell how many cars are on the road and adjust how long lights stay green - without assistance from an employee because the system can “adjust on the fly,” Evans said. “Right now, when someone pulls up to a side street, there’s a sensor that will give them green time, but it might be too much or it may be too little,” he said. “There could be one guy on a local road and 50 on the main road - it doesn’t matter, it will give the same amount of green time when the sensor is set off.” With the updates, the


Miles and Theresa Wilson have lived in Williamsburg Township “forever,” according to a township trustee. Soon, they might move to the village of Williamsburg - without even packing a bag.

If they do so, there will be no hard feelings on behalf of the township, said Bari Henning, trustee. “It only makes sense for the property owner,” Henning said. “We understand they want to get sewers onto their property and we can’t provide that.” Williamsburg Town-

ship does not have a sewer system because it’s size would make the cost prohibative he said. “There’s no way you could feasibly do it because (the township) is so rural and spread out,” Henning said. “I don’t think I know of any townships that have a sewer system.”

system will be able to look ahead and see when there’s a break in traffic to facilitate better light changes. The upgrades cost $2.4 million. That money came from funding received from the Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments, with Clermont County’s Transportation Improvement District paying $400,080 of it. Most of those funds will be put toward the Eastgate area, but six lights in Milford also will be updated so they are synced to the same clock, Evans said. “In Milford, each traffic signal is manually synced by a watch,” he said. “As you know, watches can get out of whack and when you’re talking about traffic signals, if you’re off five seconds that’s big.” The engineer’s office is doing underground work now to get everything up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards in preparation for the upgrades, Evans said. Materials were ordered this month, and the goal is to complete the Intelligent Transportation System by Nov. 1, he said. CE-0000559437


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Brandon’s Cause Outreach will host their second annual Fundraiser Extravaganza from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Union Township Veterans Park, 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Food and beverages will be available for donations. Grilling will be done by Steel Horse Ministry. Children’s activities include games and face painting. Also offered will be raffles, cornhole tournament, Christian music featuring Eddie Gilbert, Steadfast and other bands. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, visit The ministry was created by Kim Lewis and friends after the death of her son Brandon in 2010 of a drug overdose. The outreach offers free services to help people overcome additions. A group meets at their office, 829 Ohio Pike in Withamsville, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The funds raised will help maintain the office and provide services.

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The county commissioners June 12 approved 11 training and travel requests for county employees. Included was a request from the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation Department for $7,388. Fourteen employees will spend three days in Columbus for the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association 14th annual Line Officers Training. Also included was a request from Clermont County Municipal Court Judge George Pattison for $1,274 for four days in Dublin, Ohio, at the 2013 Association of Municipal/ County Judges of Ohio Summer Conference.

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Riverfest Inc. will host a Traveling Theatre performance courtesy of The Rivers Institute at Hanover College. The presentation of “Nothing Stops This Train” is a play about the Underground Railroad by Terence Boyle. The play tells the story of John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina, who helps other slaves escape. The play is set in Lancaster Township, home of Eleutherian College, the first College in Indiana to admit students regardless of race or gender. Sarah Tibbets journeys into her own memories and recounts tales of slaves fleeing their masters across the Ohio River with the help of Georgina. Learn “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” an old slave See BRIEFLY, Page A5



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A Breast Cancer Awareness Vendor Sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Batavia Township Park, 1535 Clough Pike. Admission is donations only, which will be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. Vendors include Jamberry Nails, Pure Romance, Origami Owl, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Tastefully Avon, ThirtyOne, Stipada Jewelry, Doterra Essential Oils and Handbands by Chrissy. Win a gift basket with one item from each vendor included. Call Shannon at 2934171 or Jamie at 910-0287 for more information.

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The League of Women Voters would like to honor Clermont County women volunteers who demonstrate strong leadership and commitment in their efforts. Nominate a Clermont County woman for her volunteer leadership by visiting Click on “Nomination Form” and complete and submit your nomination before June 28. Each year the League in Clermont County celebrates the history of women leaders, beginning with leadership in voting rights and continuing into all areas of community life. A major part of the evening consists of honoring each of the nominees for her volunteer leadership. The culmination of the evening is the recognition of one of these women with the presentation of the Orpha Gatch Award. The dinner will be Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Receptions, Eastgate.

Bluegrass All-Stars, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Anna & Milovan + Luke, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday; and OMEB & The School of Rock, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The Grand Raffle has prizes of $10,000, $500, $250 and $250, as long as 450 tickets are sold. The Bid n’ Buy and Silent Auction have many items to bid on. The JulyFest Casino is back. This year’s JulyFest will include a variety of refreshments and food, including steak hoagies, roasted corn on the cob, brats, metts, hotdogs, hamburgers, baked potatoes, funnel cakes, homemade desserts, and more. And, of course Sunday dinner is from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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The American Cancer Society will host the 17th annual Relay For Life at Veteran’s Memorial Park, corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike in Union Township from 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and ending at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 23. Relay For Life is a 18hour event that brings together teams from local businesses, schools, churches and families for fun, food, music and entertainment, while team members take turns walking on a track. Relay For Life begins with a Cancer Survivors Lap and a reception to celebrate life. The funds raised from this event will support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Opening Ceremony guest speakers are State Rep. Doug Green and Ohio Senator Joe Uecker. Another highlight will be the Luminaria Ceremony, which will begin at 9 p.m. During the event, people may purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor of someone who has been touched by cancer. The luminaria bags are placed around the track and lit during a memorial program. For information about

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song, observe the hardships and danger of escaping, and witness the heroes that abetted their fellow man. The performance will be at the village bandstand on the river in New Richmond Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The staff and students in the horticultural department at Grant Career Center partnered with the LBD Welcome Center this spring by donating and planting flowers on the center’s patio for the senior customers to enjoy. From left with the flowers are: Grant instructor Gary Broadwell, senior Nancy Wright of Withamsville, student Miranda Noble of Williamsburg, senior Betty Mineer of Felicity, LBD Welcome Center Director Elaine Brown of Goshen and student Rose Steel of Williamsburg. THANKS TO SHARON BRUMAGEM

Grant students help senior cititzens The staff and students in the horticultural department at Grant Career Center partnered with the LBD Welcome Center

this spring by donating and planting flowers on the center’s patio for the senior customers to enjoy.

Seniors Yvonna Schalch of Amelia, left, and Thelma Leonard of Bethel, center, plant flowers with Grant Career Center student Miranda Noble of Williamsburg. Grant’s horticultural program partnered with the LBD Welcome Center, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, by donating plants for the Welcome Center’s patio.

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Bethel-Tate revises policies

BETHEL-TATE — New evaluation models are in effect for teachers and administrators. Bethel-Tate school board members May 20 approved revisions for two evaluation policies. One policy includes new requirements for principals and other administrators. The other establishes a standards-based evaluation model for teachers. “We’re just following the law,” said Superintendent Melissa Kircher. School districts statewide are updating evaluation policies in response to House Bills 153 and 555 and Senate Bill 316. Once a district’s master bargaining agreement ends, the district must comply with the new laws, Kircher said. The master bargaining agreement is used by teachers when negotiating their


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contracts. The primary change in teacher evaluations is the addition of a student-growth measure, Kircher said. The measure will make up Clements 50 percent of each teacher evaluation, and the teacher performance will account for the other 50 percent. In the past, teacher evaluations were based primarily on performance. Student growth will be measured through tests at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, Kircher said. Students in grades three through eight will be tested through Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessments. In grade levels and subjects not covered by PARCC, growth may be measured

through tests created by teachers or through another accepted assessment program. Any testing method adopted must be used for Kircher all students in the grade level or subject the test is designed for, Kircher said. “The hardest part will be the high school,” she said. Students will take end-ofcourse exams, which they have not done in the past, she said. A student-growth measure also will be included in evaluations for principals and other administrators, Kircher said. While the policy updates are required by state law, not all board members agree with the changes. Board president Buffy Clements voted against the policy revisions.

“It’s unfortunate that Ohio law has changed at the same time the state has allowed Common Core to be forced on the schools,” she said June 6 in an email. “It’s a lot of change and a lot of unnecessary, government control.” In a phone interview June 7, Clements said it is “too much” to hold teachers to new evaluation standards while they are simultaneously learning to teach new curriculum. Despite the challenges, the changes encourage student growth, Kircher said. “I think any time you raise expectations for kids, it’s good,” she said. A committee of teachers and administrators have been meeting for the past two years to plan the new evaluation models, Kircher said. The meetings are helping educators prepare for the changes, which are in effect for the 2013-2014 school year.

SCHOOL NOTES Dean’s list

Heather Daugherty of Bethel was named to the Dean’s List at Lake Erie College for the spring semester. She is the daughter of Amy Daugherty of Bethel and the late John Borgerding. She is also the granddaughter of Howard & Terri Daugherty. She also received a $1,500 schoolarship from the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Daugherty is a life member of the DAVA Chapter 63. She helps when not in school. Heather’s grandfather, Howard, received two purple hearts while serving in Vietnam and he is a life member of DAV Chapter 63. Daugherty also will serve as a resident assistant during the 2013-2014 school year at Lake Eric College. She will complete a training program early in August and will be an RA in a co-ed dorm of freshman.

Grant grads honored for achievements Grant Career Center staff members recognized 154 seniors May 16 who completed their career training requirements and earned their career and technical certificates. The students received their diplomas from their home high schools - Bethel-Tate, FelicityFranklin, New Richmond and Williamsburg. The Senior Recognition and Award Ceremony was held at Bethel-Tate Middle School. 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 valedictorian was Coralena Emmons, Horticulture, from Williamsburg High School. Honored as the College Tech Prep Valedictorian was Engineering Design student Travis Bee from BethelTate High School. Students named as Outstanding Senior in each of their respective programs were Kyle Puckett, Auto Collision; Coralena Emmons and Amber Snodgrass, Horticulture; Travis Bee, College Tech Prep Engineering Design; Morgan Calhoun, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science; Spencer Taylor, Culinary Careers; Esteven Peacock, Metal Fabrication; Shawnta Sweet, Medical Information Tech; Elizabeth Peace, Business and Finance; Courtney Poe, Cosmetology; Taylor Robinson and Craig Hoagland, The Teacher Academy; Phillip White, Automotive Service Technology; Jeremy Lewis, Carpentry; and Sheyenne Sebastian, Cooperative Education. Other awards included the James Lumpkins Award for a student pursuing a career in the military service, received this year by Austin Kinnard, Engineering Design. James Borgerding was the recipient of the Earl Ellis Memorial Award, a $500 grant awarded to a student entering the military. The Keith Boys Grant, a $500 scholarship presented annually to an outstanding Engineering Design student pursuing education in that field, was awarded to Travis Bee. Other scholarship awards included two Success Grants presented to Jeremy Lewis, Carpentry, and Allyson Klump, Allied Health Science.

Valedictorian Travis Bee shares words of wisdom and advice with the Class of 2013 at the Grant Career Center Senior Recognition Ceremony May 16. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

A $500 scholarship developed by the Grant Career Center staff, and designated as The Grant Faculty and Staff Award, was presented to five outstanding seniors: Levi Rettig, Automotive Service Technology; Taylor Robinson, The Teacher Academy; Shawnta Sweet, Medical Information Tech; Morgan Calhoun and Allyson Klump, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science. One Faculty and Staff Apprenticeship Tool Scholarship of $250 was given to Metal Fabrication student Esteven Peacock, who has been accepted into a local union. English Awards were presented by Gerald Bierly, Kathy Newman, and Jen Pfeffer to the following seniors: Steven Benton, Zane Cassity, Tiffanie Clifford, Coralena Emmons (2), Phyllis Hammock (2), Jeremy Lewis (2), Alex Lilly, Ashley Miller, Courtney Poe (2), Kyle Puckett, Sheyenne Sebastian, Shawnta Sweet (2), Spencer Taylor, Phillip White, and Dustin Woodruff. Social Studies Awards were presented by John Swarthout and Steve Olivieri to Travis Bee, Anna Christman, Philip Kinnair, Alex Lilly, Ashley Miller, Ciara Mills, Esteven Peacock, Jacob Preston, Kyle Puckett, Shawnta Sweet, Spencer Taylor, and Phillip White. Science Awards were presented by Kevin Miller and Nancy Weis to the following students: James Borgerding, Coralena Emmons, Jeremy Lewis,

Jacob Morgan, Mariah Norris, Kyle Puckett, Amber Snodgrass, Spencer Taylor, and Leesa Young. Math Awards were presented by Earl Bradley and Marty Patrick to Amber Buckley, Coralena Emmons, Phyllis Hammock, Jeremy Lewis, Alex Lilly, Ashley Miller, Ciara Mills, Esteven Peacock, Kyle Puckett, Bryan Simmons, Amber Snodgrass, Spencer Taylor, Gina Vieregge, Michael Vornhagen, and Phillip White. Students recognized for Perfect Attendance included: Brian Adams, Travis Bee, Austin Caldwell*, Zane Cassidy*, Mikayla Cooper*, Monica Craig, Shawn Davin*, Coralena Emmons, J.R. Forsee, Matthew Forsee, Ross Herbolt, Allyson Klump*, Michael Lang*, Jeremy Lewis, Oceanna Maiden, Nicholas Marshall, Kelsey Mitchell, Jaé Mosley, Danielle Peters, Courtney Poe*, Bradlee Prather, Kyle Puckett, Angelo Quiles, Amber Snodgrass, Thomas Stansbury, Arica Stutz*, Heather Tatman*, Kayla Taulbee*, Spencer Taylor, Michael Vornhagen, Heather Woodall, Thomas Young*. Students with an asterisk (*) had Perfect Attendance both years at Grant Career Center. The following students completed the requirements of their career training curriculum and were presented with their Certificates of Completion from Superintendent Kenneth Morrison:

Allied Health Science: Morgan Christian Calhoun, Anna Briggs Christman, Mikayla Elizabeth Cooper, Sydney Diane Kilgore, Allyson Elizabeth Klump, Harlee Ann McMahan, Kelsey Marie Mitchell, Ashley Nichole-Hope Noe, Danielle Nicole Peters, Bradlee Logan Prather, Morgan Mackenzie Rinehart, Veronica Clare Schaljo, Carly Cameron Smith, Heather Lee Tatman, Dakota Cheyenne Wise. Auto Collision: Brian Daniel Adams, David A. Allison, Steven Michael Benton, Brady Couch, Devin Scott Donell, Travis Jesse Estep, Ronnie G. Hitt, Mark D. Mockbee, Jr., Kyle Edward Puckett, Jonathan Boyd Scott, Corey Stith, Sean Randall Vesper. Automotive Service Technology: Zane Cassity, Jarrod D’Aquila-Meyers, Andrew Fields, Matthew Forsee, Bobby Hull, Tyler Koller, Clint Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Kody Nickol, Anthony Niederhelman, Levi Rettig, Joshua Rowe, Bryan Simmons, Michael Vornhagen, Phillip White. Business and Finance: Austin T. Caldwell, Phyllis Jean Hammoock, Alex E. Lilly, Elizabeth M. Peace. Carpentry: Shane Jeffers, Michael Lang, Jeremy Scott Brown Lewis, Brian Martin, Cornelius Asher Myers, Angelo Jesus Quiles. Cooperative Education: Sierra M. Branam, Grace Elaina Bruno, Tosha M. Dooley, Trisha

M. Dooley, Ryan E. Gambrell, Dustin Matthew Geschwind, Liberty Shawn Hauser, Philip James Kinnair, Logan Mays, Derek Anton Nagy, Courtney Nicole Petry, Jacob Elijah Preston, Courtney Rosemarie Roseberry, Alyc L. Ruiz, Lacreena Brooke Sanders, Sheyenne Mechelle Sebastian. Cosmetology: Amber Nicole Buckley, Shannon D. Bullock, Marissa T. Hall, Chelsey N. Hopper, Katie May, Makinsey Brooke McAlister, Kaitlin Brooke Pangallo, Amber Pinckard, Courtney Ann Poe, Breanna Ritchie In Memorium, Leesa Shay Young. Culinary Careers: Katelyn Marie Campbell, Tiffanie Marie Clifford, Matthew Allen Crawford, Amanda Michelle Dugan, Kylie Drue Evans, Andrew J. Guenther, Kortney Elizabeth Hildebrand, Dakota James Hoeppner, Brittany Hubbard, Rebbecca Lemar, Ashley Cameron Miller, Eryk S. O’Quinn, Andrew Tyler Shepherd, Thomas Lee Stansbury, Dominic Steelman, Spencer Allen Taylor, Gina Marie Vieregge, Connor Jacob Webster, Aron J. Wethington, Weston C. Wright. Engineering Design: Travis R. Bee, Shawn C. Davin, Ross Michael Herbolt, Austin Lee Kinnard, Corey Alexander Maness, Nicholas A. Marshall, Cassidy Jo Martin, Nethanel D. Parks, Nathaniel S. Petri, Arica Lynn Stutz, Meghan Lynn Torrence, Heather Elizabeth Woodall, Thomas D. Young. Horticulture: Coralena Nicole Emmons, Cheyeanne Jacobs, Oceanna M. Maiden, Bobbi A. Martin, Amber Snodgrass, Stephany Sturgill. Medical Information Tech: Janie Blum, Samantha Clayton, Monica Craig, Miranda Hardin, Brianna Jackson, Ciara Mills, Kendall Murphy, Mariah Norris, Tiffany Overbey, Ciera Preston, Abigail Sears, Alexandria Sweet, Kayla Taulbee. Metal Fabrication: Jerrid Abbinante, James Borgerding, Dean Byrd, Chris Dickerson, Hunter Fiscus, Luke Hoskins, Lance Houser, Chad Kiskaden, Clay Loadman, Aaron Martin, Esteven Peacock, Johnathan Wayne Shepherd, Dustin Woodruff. The Teacher Academy: Sydney Nicole Clancy, Steve Forsee, Jr., Brittany Nicole Hahn, Craig Aaron Hoagland, Erica Marie Jones, Jaé Danae Mosley, Taylor Brooke McKinnon, Benjamin Roa, Taylor Michelle Robinson, Tonya Marie Sheets.



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Bethel-Tate senior Russell Hartley pitches against Wyoming at Crosley Field during the second round of the sectional tournament May 16. Hartley was first SBAAC-American for the Tigers. ROD APFELBECK/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Felecity-Franklin High School senior Arica Stutz wins her preliminary heat in the McKee Invitational track and field meet May 8 at Mariemont High School. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


he high school season for spring sports recently ended for schools in The Bethel Journal coverage area. These photos represent some highlights of the past few months.

Bethel-Tate head baseball coach Jeff Dennis led the Tigers to a 13-12 mark this season. The long-time coach retired at the end of the season. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bethel-Tate Junior Dakota Sicurella, left, and senior Miranda Anter warm up prior to the 100 hurdles April 13. Sicurella made it to the Division II regional meet in Dayton and was SBAAC-American first team. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin sophomore pitcher Sandy Woodmansee, left, greets freshman catcher Rachel McConnell and senior third baseman Whitney Grooms after a hard-fought inning May 20 in their DIII tournament win over Reading at Deer Park High School. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin freshman Isa Abdullah ran 55.24 at the Division III regional meet in the 400 meters.

Felicity-Franklin junior Christina Paskow, left, and sophomore Caitlin Obermeyer talk before a chilly early season meet at Bethel-Tate. Paskow made the Division III regional meet in Piqua this season. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE



Tyler Atkins of Bethel-Tate prepares to move toward third base against Western Brown May 7. Atkins joined teammate Russell Hartley on the SBAAC-American first team. Both will continue their careers at UC Clermont. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bethel-Tate senior Taylor Atkins makes her approach to the high jump during an early season meet in April. Atkins made it to the Division II regional meet in Dayton in the event. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Nick Marshall was a reliable starter for the Bethel-Tate Tigers this season and made SBAACAmerican second team. ROD APFELBECK/ FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin head coach Rob Wear addresses his girls during their DIII tournament game with Reading May 20. The Lady Cardinals won 5-4. Behind Wear is assistant Donnie Hall. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS





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Wenstrup works to improve VA claims Memorial Day is fast approaching; a day of parades and ceremonies to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. If you are taking part in these events, take a close look at the flag. In the morning, it should be lowered to half-staff to honor the men and women who gave their lives to protect this nation. In the afternoon, it should be fully raised to remind us that we all must ensure those sacrifices are never in vain. The solemn responsibility to protect our nation falls to each and every one of us, but none more so than our service men and women. This is why it is so important for our country to uphold our commitments to our veterans. As your representative, I hold this commitment to our troops, past, present and future, very dear. Unfortunately, issues at the Veterans Administration (VA) are delaying opportunities for our service men and women to get the treatment they deserve. I recently visited the VA Regional

Office in Cleveland to bring the cases of 40 southern Ohio veterans to their direct attention. Each veteran had U.S. Rep. Brad fallen into the Wenstrup claims backCOMMUNITY PRESS log, meaning GUEST COLUMNIST they have been waiting 125 days or more for a decision. On average, Ohio veterans wait 368 days to have their initial claims adjudicated. Since my visit, these 40 veterans have been able to receive updates and their claims are getting closer to completion. While this progress represents drastic improvement for local veterans and their families, the problem is much larger than just these 40 cases. The VA claims process has fallen into such a state that nearly 70 percent of all cases slip into the backlog. Part of the reason this backlog exists is because the VA has not taken advantage of advances in

Good vacations start with good planning It is finally here summer vacation, the opportunity to recharge your batteries, reconnect with family and have some fun. Here are some tips to help keep troubles at bay before, during and after time away: Before leaving town: • Thoroughly research your destination and associated costs. Know the price ranges of the restaurants you want to visit and the activities you want to pursue, and understand the terms of your rental or hotel booking. • Set a budget based on your research. Put aside money each week toward your goal and start early. • Look for deals. Several organizations offer membership discounts, and you may find additional savings through your credit card, the area’s visitors bureau, attraction websites and travel sites. • Try to be flexible on dates. It can make a big difference in the cost of lodging and flights. • Notify trusted neighbors that you’ll be away and when you expect to return. Let them know if you will have a house sitter. • Place a hold on your mail and newspaper deliveries or ask a friend or neighbor to pick them up. You also may want to have your yard maintained. A pile of newspapers and an overgrown yard can signal an empty house. • Simulate a “lived-in” appearance by using timers for turn lights and a radio or TV during expected hours. • Notify your credit card providers of your travel plans: When you’re leaving, where you’re going and when you’ll return. This helps companies identify fraudulent charges if your card is used in an area you’re not visiting. • Do not share your travel plans on social networking sites.

During your trip: • Make lunch, rather than dinner, your big meal out. Prices are lower and Ian Mitchell often the menu COMMUNITY PRESS is the same. GUEST COLUMNIST • Take advantage of smartphone apps that can help find the best prices for gas and other savings. • Use mobile banking apps to monitor accounts and track spending so you don’t have surprises when statements arrive. Ice cream, souvenirs and drink tabs add up fast. • Never carry large amounts of cash; use traveler’s checks or credit cards. • Take only your driver’s license/official ID and two credit cards: One to carry, another to lock in a safe in case your wallet is stolen. • Don’t access financial data or personal information on public computers or public Wi-Fi networks. Be cautious when accessing a hotel room Internet connection. • If you use an ATM, choose one inside a bank. Well-lit lobbies with security cameras, bank employees and customers provide more security for you and for the ATM, meaning it is less likely to be a tampering target. When You Return: • Let friends and family know you’re home. • Get your mail. Open it and electronic mail promptly to address bills or other urgent matters. • Continue to monitor your accounts. Check statements to make sure nothing is out of place. If you notice something unusual or fraudulent, contact your provider immediately.

Ian Mitchell is vice president and director of enterprise fraud risk management at Fifth Third Bank.



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Office during my time there. We met with local staff and evaluated the improvements being made. Secretary Shinseki assured me that reducing the backlog is his highest priority and he is keeping a close watch on the progress being made for Ohio veterans. He has overseen significant improvements, including procedural changes implemented to speed up the process, but there is still a long way to go before our veterans get the

technology. For example, instead of automatically transferring military records to the VA, new veterans are asked to track down their files and transfer them to the VA independently. This process is time-consuming, expensive and unnecessary in this era of technology. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and Director of Ohio’s Department of Veterans Services Colonel Tom Moe also visited the Cleveland VA Regional

treatment they deserve. As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, I will work with him for as long as it takes to fix this broken system. As the flag goes back up on Memorial Day, the torch is passed from those who gave their lives to those who continue the fight. Our treatment of the men and women who serve reflects our values as a nation, which is why it is time to hold the VA accountable for their shortcomings. I assure you that I go to work every day with this mission in mind. Until then, keep this in mind - if you are having problems with a federal agency, such as the VA, you can call my office to determine how we can help you. You can also email me through my website at As your representative, it is both my job and my honor to serve you.

U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Clermont County. His local office number is 513-474-7777.

Help improve regional air quality Clean air is the one thing that humans cannot live without for more than a few seconds. We rely on clean air in order to survive, but throughout history, we’ve had air pollution. Our air quality has improved in the past few decades, but we must continue to do our share for cleaner air. You can help improve air quality by becoming more energy efficient. When you conserve water and electricity, you reduce the need for burning fossil fuels. Turn off and unplug un-

used appliances and televisions, reduce shower time, run washing machines and dishwashers only Megan at a full load Hummel COMMUNITY PRESS and switch to CFL blubs. GUEST COLUMNIST Vehicles are the number one source of air pollution in the Greater Cincinnati area. You can reduce air pollution from car emissions by driving only when necessary, combining vehicle trips, taking the bus,

carpooling and by not idling. Leaving the car on while parked or not in use wastes gas and pollutes the air. Call 513-946-7754 to request a free anti-idling reminder window cling for your vehicles or anti-idling signs for your school, park or business. By becoming more energy efficient, you can help continue to improve air quality. To learn more ways you can work to improve air quality, like us on Facebook. Megan Hummel is the public relations coordinator for the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

CH@TROOM June 12 question Ohio legislators are considering a bill which would require only rear license plates on vehicles. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

“Great idea. Saves money and bumpers.” J.S.G.

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“I see no real problem with the deletion of the front plate except for specialty plates for the handicap, DUI, etc.. “If the plate was deleted, I think there should be a law that vehicles can not carry plates inside cars in windows. I see a severe problem in accidents that plates become flying objects and can cause injuries or worse. I’m sure there would be a great financial savings to eliminate the front plate.”

. “This is a good idea. Makes the car look better, other states allow for1rear plate. Why not? What’s taken Ohio so long? “But I would hope the legislators have better things to spend their time on (e.g., right to work legislation, etc) than this.”

“I do not think it is a good idea, as I feel that both plates being visible would help people to identify the plates of criminals fleeing the scene of a crime. If a witness can only see the front of the car and there is no license plate, an important clue to the identity of the ‘bad guy’ will be lost.”

“When I bought my last car the dealer asked if I wanted a front license plate bracket, as if it was optional. Over time, I have observed that a great many people with Ohio plates already leave the front one off. “I have never heard of anyone getting cited for not having one. If the police don’t




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care, who should. It would save money and make it easier to change plates. Many other states don’t require a front plate.” F.S.D.

“Ohio legislators are lost in the abortion issue, and don’t care about silly license plate stuff. Their thinking is that while they MIGHT vote to save our Earth’s resources, they WILL control decisions you might make in the privacy of your home with your loved ones.” K.P.

“I grew up in PA where the single license plate was the norm, and still is. Of course, we had no ‘deputy’ taking a cut of the finances, and people weren’t required to buy two plates. Car registration was managed by mail and worked just fine. It was also less expensive for the driver. “On balance, they had their own extra costs in terms of ‘vehicle inspection’ that consumers had to purchase and display a sticker in the window. I see no reason to have two license plates, one on the rear works just fine.”

Bethel Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Workers from the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit provided assistance during a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Brian Gulat, left, explains protocol to another officer during a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Evaluators from the Ohio Emergency Medical Association take notes while Miami Township officers care for victims during a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Disaster drill tests response By Keith BieryGolick

John Floyd, a chemical engineer from Tetra Tech, briefs county employees before a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Miami Township firefighters suit up for a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Miami Township Fire and EMS responded first to a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. The event simulated a hazardous materials release. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MIAMI TWP. — Clermont County officials recently tested their response to a large-scale disaster. During an emergency drill, Miami Township police and fire departments responded to the release of hazardous materials at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road. County response, plans and procedures were evaluated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Those evaluations will be compiled into a corrective action plan released in June, said Pam Broughton, Clermont County Emergency Management Agency director. At least one prominent figure who took part in the simulation didn’t think there would need to be major changes. “I don’t want to sound overconfident, but our response was very good,” said James Whitworth, Miami Township’s fire chief. “The event did not bring a high level of complexity, but it was reflective of reality. We can see a wide variety of things, from a leak to an explosion – so this was a nice, average response that we could see.” Although the evaluation has not been released Whitworth said he didn’t hear anything from evaluators or staff that concerned him. “We did what’s called a hotwash, which is an immediate after-action meeting where we take comments from people about what went well and what didn’t,” he said. “From a fire chief perspective I don’t think I could have been more proud of the guys. In fact, I went to each station afterward to tell them that.” Miami Township’s fire and police departments were the county’s only police and fire departments to participate. But the simulation, which featured a potentially contaminated facility and surrounding com-

A Miami Township firefighter takes off his helmet during a full-scale emergency drill at Airgas USA on 160 Glendale Milford Road May 22. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

munity, made it important to use the drill’s findings throughout Clermont County, Broughton said. “A hazardous materials problem could happen anywhere,” she said. While artificial in many ways, the drill could have serious realworld implications if something similar ever happened, said Jim Bolen, an evaluator from the Warren County Emergency Management Agency. “When patients are contaminated you take the risk that the contamination is going to be passed off to anybody who is near that patient,” Bolen said. “With contaminated patients if you don’t decontaminate them well enough it contaminates your ambulance, it contaminates your crew and can contaminate the hospital and make people who were miles away from the incident when it actually happened get sick.” The drill not only tested the county’s preparedness for an emergency situation, but showed how vital communication and cooperation are between agencies, said Steven Bailey, Miami Township police chief. “Together we can make a total response,” Bailey said. “Sep-

arately we can’t do it.” At the Airgas facility, communication between township police, fire and outside agencies such as the Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit was key, Whitworth said. That communication was tested even more because reallife emergencies don’t stop for a drill. “We had to make a run while the guys were going to the (exercise) site,” Whitworth said. “So we were actually a little bit late because of that.” The township’s personnel took part in the exercise from about 9 a.m. until noon, and during that time there were two other incidents that required a response. “We contacted our neighbors, Loveland-Symmes, Goshen and Milford to provide assistance,” Whitworth said, “In fact, there were two runs – one was an alarm drop at a senior apartment building and the second was an emergency medical run.” The Milford Community Fire Department and the Goshen Fire and EMS responded to a fire alarm at 14 Easley Drive in Miami Township. Later, the Milford Community Fire Department made an emergency medical run. “It’s cost-prohibitive to staff and equip at a level where we could handle all emergencies in Miami Township,” Whitworth said. “We’re really pretty lean and mean right now. Even for a good-sized house fire we’ll bring in assisting agencies.” Help from LovelandSymmes, Goshen and Milford allowed Miami Township to participate in the emergency drill, but that’s only a small part of it, Whitworth said. “It’s essential, we couldn’t do what we do without help from our neighbors and that’s the mutual assistance part of it,” he said. “When we need help they respond. And when they need help we respond.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 20 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, Unused bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels - anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Programs with locations, People’s Choice Award ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Sept. 30. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. For seniors. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Miami Township.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: How To Build An Adirondack Chair, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home DepotBeechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Understand tools and supplies needed, learn to build an Adirondack chair, select products to decorate your chair and check out additional videos for how to build footstool and coffee table. Free. 688-1654. Union Township.

Literary - Book Clubs Mystery Book Club, 12:30-2 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Volunteer Events Family Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Help remove invasive species and weeds. Free. 8311711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. Through Dec. 27. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Kevin Fox. Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist

Summer Camps - Sports

Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

Soccer Unlimited Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Short Park, 3623 Church St., Through June 28. Soccer Unlimited & Jack Hermans organize camps and clinics to improve/maintain your soccer talents by playing serious, training with intensity, and keeping the element of “FUN” involved at all times. Family friendly. $119. Presented by Soccer Unlimited. 232-7916. Newtown.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Farmers Market

Festivals St. Columban Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Music by Off the Hook. Music, games, raffle, bid-and-buy and children’s rides. Pizza hot dogs, metts, burgers, fries and barbecue chicken dinner. Beer Garden and wine available with ID. Dress for weather. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. Through June 28. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. Spinning on Keiser M3 Freewheel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 930 Lila Ave., Spinning Studio. Keiser M3 indoor bike with magnetic resistance. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford. X-Fit Classes, 10-11 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 930 Lila Ave., Join certified trainers for Group X-Fit class to improve your conditioning and strength. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford.

Festivals St. Columban Parish Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by Rusty Griswolds. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Nature CNC Astronomy Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring telescopes if you have them. Ages 12 and up. Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. 8311711; Union Township. Hands-on Nature, 11 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature PlayScape. Play facilitator available to inspire and interact with children and provide variety of tools for them to borrow to explore. For ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Bird Walks, 8 a.m., Cincinnati

Join Hands-on Nature from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at the Marge and Charles Schott Nature PlayScape at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road in Union Township. A play facilitator will be available to inspire and interact with children, and provide variety of tools for them to borrow to explore. For ages 12 and under with adult. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit At the Playscape is Colton Swiger. FILE PHOTO.

Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet Popsicles, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. Presented by Loveland Farmers Market. 683-0150; Loveland.

Nature Hands-on Nature, 6-7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.



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Art & Craft Classes

Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring binoculars and water. No pets. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

terflies with hands-on practice outdoors. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, For old, restored, high performance or car with a story. Free. 831-5823; Milford.



Art Exhibits

Ride for the Runts, Noonmidnight, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Registration begins 10 a.m. Motorcycle ride leaves at noon and returns around 4 p.m. for party with food, raffle prizes, poker table and split-the-pot. Music by the Knuckleheads and Bam Bam & the Wayouts. Proceeds to provide clothing, toys and food to children and veterans’ families. $10, $5 passengers. Registration required. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-8613. Milford.

Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Festivals St. Columban Parish Festival, 3-9 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by Waiting on Ben. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

Nature Sun-Day Sundaes, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, See sunspots, solar flares and other activity on sun’s surface using state-of-the-art equipment. Ice cream sundaes available. If there are clouds near sun, program will be canceled. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Fun in the Field: Hunting Butterflies, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Butterfly monitoring volunteers lead group and teach how to identify common but-

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m. and 6-7:10 p.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township.

Recreation Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

Summer Camps Religious/VBS Vacation Bible School: The Kingdom Chronicles, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Calvary Alliance Church, 986 Nordyke Road, Crafts, bible lessons, treat and games. Monday-Friday. Ages 4-11. Free. 474-4954; Anderson Township.

Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Auctions Quarter Auction, 7-9 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Large variety of vendors, split-the-pot and raffle prizes. Paddles $2 each or $5 for three. Drinks and snacks available for purchase. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. Through July 25. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township

Civic Center, 478-6783. Miami Township.

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

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Katie Pritchard. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 4786783. Union Township.

Festivals St. Veronica Parish Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Music by DV8. Brats, metts, burgers hot dogs, fries, roasted corn, LaRosa’s Pizza, Italian sausage, elephant ears, snowie, fish stew, Italian and beef gumbo, and smoked pulled pork. Margaritas, beer and wine with wristbands and ID. Free. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia. Spinning on Keiser M3 Freewheel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford. X-Fit Classes, 10-11 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford.

Festivals St. Veronica Parish Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Veronica Parish, Music by Color Blind. Free. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

Literary - Crafts LEGO Club, 10-11 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Attendees ages 5-12 invited to participate in themed challenges or build freestyle. Free. Registration required. Through Nov. 30. 528-1744. Union Township.



Ham, basil pinwheels make colorful appetizer I’m not saying I have the world’s best memory, but when it comes to food, I have a photographic memory. Like the other day when I was going through one of my vintage cookbooks Rita and came Heikenfeld across a RITA’S KITCHEN recipe for cinnamon pinwheels. After reading the recipe, I had a feeling these are the “radio rolls” that were available in bakeries here. It’s not the one that uses puff pastry. This recipe calls for a yeasted dough that you form into coils and flatten out before baking. I think it’s the same roll recipe that many of you wanted to make at home. It’s too long to print here, but I’ll post it on my blog.

Ham and basil pinwheels

If you’re growing basil, it won’t be long before flowers start to form. Pinch those off (yes, they’re edible) and while you’re at it, cut off enough leaves to make these pinwheels. This is a do-ahead appetizer that keeps appetites at bay until the main dish is served. 6 10-inch flour tortillas 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup sun-dried tomatoes,


Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Try a variety of flour tortilla flavors to vary Rita’s recipe for ham and basil pinwheels. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

minced 12 thin slices ham Fresh basil, enough to cover tortillas

Mix cream cheese and dried tomatoes. Spread each tortilla with cream cheese mixture. Put ham slices on top. Lay basil on top. Roll up tightly and stick toothpicks in 4-5 evenly spaced spots. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Slice and serve.

Marinated honey mustard grilled veggie skewers The honey mustard lends a nice color. 4 long skewers

Whisk together: 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons honey mustard 3 tablespoons olive oil

⁄4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary or about 2 teaspoons fresh, minced 3 ⁄4 teaspoon onion powder Salt and pepper 3

Have ready: 1 red bell pepper, cut into 11⁄2-inch pieces1 yellow and green zucchini, about 8 oz. each, cut into 1⁄2-inch thick slices

If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes ahead of time. Put veggies in plastic bag and pour marinade over. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes or more. Thread onto skewers, reserving marinade. Grill, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade until tender, about 15 minutes.

Savory pork roast

How many times have I told you one of the most fun things about writing this column is the recipes

you share? Marianne D. shared her favorite recipe for pork roast with me and said: “The ranch dressing mix is the secret ingredient and it’s diabetic friendly, too. Sometimes I’ll toss in a little minced fresh parsley.” 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 21⁄2 pound boneless pork loin roast 1 cup chicken broth or water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oil, dressing, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Rub all over roast. Put roast in baking pan and pour broth around roast. Bake about an hour, or until thermometer reads 150 degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let sit 10 minutes. Serves

Opera cream cake. So many of you told me you loved the cake. Suzanne M. said she used a 9-inch by 13-inch pan, baked it at 375 degrees for a few extra minutes. So if you don’t have a jellyroll pan that the original recipe calls for, a 9-inch by 13inch works well.

Can you help?

Spinning Fork’s mushroom sauce. Reader Tom Ohmer says his wife and granddaughter love the sauce and hopes a reader has the recipe or a similar one.

Readers want to know

“I saw salad burnet at a garden store and wondered what it’s used for.” Salad burnet is a hardy perennial herb that tastes like cucumber. It’s a pretty little plant with lacy green leaves and a pinkish, cone-shaped flower. I like to use it in salads and to make herbal vinegars. Borage is another cucumber-flavored herb.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Meyer Aquascapes hosts Pondarama This summer marks the 12th anniversary of Meyer Aquascapes’ Pondarama Water Garden Tour. For 2013 the tour will be Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, and will be separated into four areas around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. There are 25 features on the tour. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The self-guided tour of water gardens display eco-system friendly ponds of various sizes and shapes and low maintenance pondless waterfalls and streams. All water features are custom built exclusively for the homeowner. In Clermont County, the tour includes the homes of Emily and Michael Mather 600 Neptune Way in Union Township; Shaun and Mary House, 1282 Bugler’s Sound Circle, Batavia; and Greg and Cindy Hart, 3035 Twin Ridge Drive, New Richmond. Visit and click on the Pondarama icon to download the the complete list of locations and directions or call 941-8500

Learn from ham radio operators June 22-23 Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio operators, often called “hams” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station. Milford’s “hams” will join with thousands of other Amateur Radio operators showing their emergency capabilities from 2

p.m. Saturday, June 22, through 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mt. Zion Road. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events world-wide. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. On the weekend of June 22-23, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Milford’s ham radio operators and see for themselves what

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Check your home warranty service Home warranty service contracts are a $3 billion a year business, but you need to know the drawbacks as well as the advantages. For instance, you can expect many warranty companies to do the least expensive repair possible. Howard Home warAin ranties have HEY HOWARD! become fairly standard with real estate sales. But while it can give a buyer peace of mind, I’ve seen time and again where there’s been a problem when a claim was filed. Terri Miller said her daughter ran into a claim problem when the air conditioning went out in her Reading home. “The air conditioning fan went out. We turned the unit on and it didn’t turn at all,” Miller said. Miller’s daughter bought a home warranty when buying the house last year after it had been foreclosed upon. She called the warranty company and a repairman was sent out. “He immediately looked at the unit and told me it was a fan motor. ‘We’re in luck, I have it on my truck. I’ll go change it out,’ he said,” Miller said. Unfortunately, the repairman couldn’t separate the fan from the motor so he removed both – with the electricity still on. “He left the unit completely wide open. He left the electric panel wide open. When I asked him if that was safe he

told me, ‘Yes.’ I found out later from my husband it was not safe,” Miller said. The serviceman didn’t return for two days. Then, Miller said, “When he rewired it, rather than turning the motor itself another quarter inch so he could run the electric through the conduit in there, which would be the appropriate thing to do, he chose to put the wires above the unit and he has them zip-tied.” Miller sent a picture of the job to the home warranty company and it agreed to send out a different company to properly wire the air conditioner. “The air conditioner does work. It is cooling the house. The problem is the wiring, the way they installed the wiring. It’s not safe,” Miller said. A big thing to remember with home warranty companies is you can’t pick the repair companies they send to your home. Sometimes you’ll get a good, well qualified repairman, other times you won’t. Check the warranty to see exactly what it does and does not cover. One woman told me although the warranty company gave her a new air conditioner, she ended up paying the serviceman $1,500 for labor. These warranties generally cost about $400 a year and have a $100 deductible for each repair. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRCTV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Pro Seniors attorney to answer questions at forum for caregivers Understanding the services and benefits available for seniors can be confusing. Whether you are a caregiver of a senior or a senior yourself, you can benefit from this informative presentation. By popular demand, we have invited Tom Bedall, managing attorney for Pro Seniors, Inc., back to share information to help you find answers to your questions. Tom is an experienced, unbiased professional. His friendly, open-discussion style allows everyone to ask questions. More than 60 people attended his presentation last November, and we promised to invite him back. As an attorney for Pro Seniors, Tom is dedicated to helping older adults maintain their independence by empowering them, by protecting their interests, and by helping them access resources. Ohio resi-

dents age 60 or older can receive free assistance from Pro Seniors over the telephone with a variety of legal or long-term care problems Linda Pro Seniors’ Eppler attorneys handle COMMUNITY problems that PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST many private attorneys do not, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, other government benefits and pensions. If you have a complaint about a nursing home, Pro Seniors can help with that, also. Their long-term care ombudsmen will investigate and work with you to resolve your concerns about nursing facilities. Pro Seniors’ ombudsmen also handle complaints about home care and adult-

care facilities. Typical questions focus on concerns about Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid estate recovery, living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care and consumer problems. The program is at our senior center in the Union Township Civic Center (left entrance) at 4350 Aicholtz Road Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 536-4021. The program is free and open to the public. It’s wise to call ahead to verify dates and times in case there would be a change in the schedule. Don’t miss this opportunity to receive expert information from an unbiased source.

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Bethel resident receives national marketing award Maralah Rose-Asch, CBC, publisher and editor at Gardner Business Media, Inc. in Cincinnati received the 2013 G.D. Crain Jr. Award at the Business Marketing Association’s B2 Awards ceremony recently. Rance Crain, president of Crain Communications and son of G.D. Crain Jr., presented the honor. The G.D. Crain Jr. Award recognizes outstanding career achievements in business-tobusiness marketing and exceptional service to the Business Marketing Association. The reward was established in 1969 to honor G.D. Crain Jr., founder of Crain Communications Inc., which today is one of the largest privately-owned business

media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia. Rose-Asch is the fourth womRose-Asch an to have received the G.D. Crain Jr. Award in its 45-year history. In her acceptance speech, Rose-Asch thanked Crain Communications, the Business Marketing Association, her employer – Gardner Business Media, Inc., and her husband, Les Asch. “I am stunned by this honor to be recognized as the G.D. Crain Jr. Award winner, and to

become part of such an illustrious group,” she said. “I have always had a passion for the BMA and believe I have received much more as a result of my membership than I ever gave.” Rose-Asch joined the Cincinnati Chapter of the Business Marketing Association in 1981 and served as chairman of most every committee. As editor of the Chapter’s newsletter for seven years, she received six national awards for her work. She earned her Certified Business Communicator (CBC) in 1985. Rose-Asch has also served on numerous local civic and association committees, and lives in Bethel with her family.

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teered with the Union Township Fire Department and the National Association for Search and Rescue. She also is a member of the Miles Greenwood Historical Fire Apparatus Society, whose members preserve and restore equipment. She owns two other American LaFrance fire engines - a 1920 and a 1922. She recently drove the 1922 fire truck in Milford’s Frontier Days Parade. “(They’re) a part of history,” she said. “You don’t know what fires they put out, whose lives they may have saved. I just think it’s really important for people to understand where we came from in this country.” Representatives for the National World War I






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neath the vehicle - all the seals and the gaskets had to be made from scratch,” he said. Another challenge is matching up the paint, Nolan said. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to pick up the pigment with a special gun, he is going to have to look through books of paint chips to try to match the color as close as possible. Despite the struggles, Nolan is glad to be involved in such a unique restoration, he said. Janning hopes to have the restoration complete by late June or early July. She hopes to drive it in parades next spring, including the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. The parade will mark the 100th year since World War I began.

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Museum in Kansas City, Mo. offered to purchase the 1918 fire engine, but Janning refused. She understands the importance of preserving historic vehicles and protecting them from weather damage, but she also believes people should have an opportunity to see and learn about the trucks. “I want people to see it,” she said. “I want them to touch it, to feel it. I want it to be used in funerals for the veterans. That’s what it’s for. It’s for everyone to see, not to be placed in a museum and never be seen again.” It is exciting to have the opportunity to restore the fire engine, but it has posed some challenges, said Easy Street General Manager Greg Nolan. “Everything up under-



BATAVIA TWP. — Officials are considering franchising Batavia Township’s waste collection and adding recycling services. “We’ve had several complaints about garbage pickup hours, the level of service and field surcharges,” said Rex Parsons, township administrator. Residents currently choose their own collection service, and the main companies they go to are Rumpke, CSI and Forest Green, Parsons said. Franchising would consolidate the service to one company, which would be determined by a public-bid process, he said. Parsons invited Paul Braasch, director of Clermont County’s Office of Environmental Equality, to speak at the trustee’s regular June 3 meeting. Braasch recently negotiated a contract for Monroe Township that saved residents about $9 a week, he said. “Right now, it’s an open market,” Braasch said. “You have the ability to have one (waste) hauler for the entire township, and you can define what you want them to do.” Township Fiscal Officer Jennifer Haley said she pays $25 a week for her waste collection.

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MILFORD — Parades in Milford, Loveland and other nearby areas soon may feature an historic vehicle. Monica Janning of Loveland recently brought one of her three antique fire engines to Easy Street Speed & Kustoms in Milford for restoration. The truck, a 1918 American LaFrance, was one of six ordered by the U.S. Quartermaster Corps to protect Army barracks in World War I. To Janning’s knowledge, hers is the only remaining 1918 fire engine. “It’s such a cool piece of history,” she said. Of the six fire engines, four were shipped to France, and two were shipped to different camps within the United States. Janning’s is one of the four shipped to France. Upon returning, the truck went to an Army camp in Virginia. It was later sold to the Lakeside Fire Department in northern Ohio before being sold to a private owner, who restored the truck and sold it to another private owner. Eventually, Janning purchased the truck from an acquaintance who was experiencing financial trouble. Janning has been interested in fire trucks since childhood, she said. She previously volun-


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Community Savings Bank appoints board members Community Savings Bank board members have appointed two new board members: Donna J. Gunn and Ruth A. Lung. Gunn serves as director of clinical operations at the Cincinnati Institute of Plastic Surgery and served 10 years on Bethel Village Council. Most recently, Gunn was appointed to the board of directors of the Asian Longhorn Beetle Citizen’s Cooperative. “Ms. Gunn’s unique mix of healthcare experience and community involvement will be a great addition to the board,” said Charles

Frost, bank chairman. Ruth Lung is the motorsports marketing manager for Siemens PLM Software where she executes strategic marketing partnerships. Lung has served as alumni president for Williamsburg High School for eight years and twice served as cochairperson for the successful passage of the Williamsburg school levy. “We look forward to Ms. Lung’s assistance in marketing the many benefits of banking with Community Savings Bank,” said John Essen, bank president.

Earn a free coney during summer reading program Just signing up for Clermont County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will earn the first 3,000 participants a coupon for a free coney from Gold Star Chili. It’s one of many prizes offered for children and teenagers who take part. “We want children and teenagers to continue reading and learning even after they hear the final school bell of the summer,” said Adam Baker, communications manager for Clermont County Public Library.

“Our program is a great way to keep those young minds sharp and let them have a lot of fun, too.” The library’s Summer Reading Program begins June 8 and ends July 20. During the six-week program, participants are asked to track their reading and reading-related activities online. There are age-appropriate activities included in the program and library staff members are available for assistance. The online program also alerts readers when it’s time to visit the library

and collect a prize. This year’s Summer Reading Program includes “Grow a Little Reader” for ages 0 to 4, “Dig into Reading” for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to11 and “Beneath the Surface” for ages 11 to 18. Ages 0 to 11 earn a prize for every six activities they complete for up to three prizes. After that, they’re eligible for a grand prize. Ages 11 to 18 earn a chance to win one of 10 iPod Touch prizes for every activity they complete. Special prizes also are being added this

year, which include discounts to the state fair, state parks and more. “We’ve offered Summer Reading for nearly 50 years and we work hard to make it bigger and better each year,” Baker said. “Whether you’re a new or returning participant, you’re in for a real treat this summer.” Participants can sign up on the library’s website,, beginning Saturday, June 8. For more information, contact any of Clermont County Public Library’s 10 branches.

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ters. “This is an opportunity for us to thank all servicemen and women across the nation, especially those in our TQL family, for their sacrifices on behalf of our country,” said TQL Executive Vice President Kerry Byrne. TQL started its $1 Per Load effort in 2009 and this year’s contribution is the largest amount raised to date for this effort. All total, the company has raised more than $53,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation with this effort. “We greatly appreciate the generosity of TQL and its employees,”

said Chris Laine, chairman of board of the Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation. “This donation will be used to fund scholarships honoring the memory of the Tristate’s fallen warriors, as well as to send care packages to those currently serving in harm’s way. We’re proud to have TQL as our partner and look forward to continuing this noble task of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.” Total Quality Logistics is a member of the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program, which helps

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POLICE REPORTS CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Brandon Crosby, 20, 750 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, open container liquor at 1730 Bainum Road, New Richmond, June 3. Matthew Elijah Michael Smith, 18, 1938 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, criminal damaging/ endangering - knowingly any means, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, open container liquor at 1730 Bainum Road, New Richmond, June 3. Juvenile, 17, assault, Felicity, June 3. Dakota Bryant Gardner, 22, 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, assault at Walnut and Coffee St., Felicity, June 3. Robert Edward Ridpath, 30, 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, disorderly conduct - intoxicated annoy or alarm at Walnut and Mulberry, Felicity, June 7. Brandon Michael Peery, 31, 847 Irvin Road, Blanchester, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 3131 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, June 8.

Incidents/investigations Assault - knowingly harm victim At 1550 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, June 6. Assault At 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, June 5. At 1751 Ohio Pike Lot 143, Amelia, June 7. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, June 8. At 3764 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, June 3. At Walnut and Coffee St., Felicity, June 3. Breaking and entering At 1011 Hopewell Road, Felicity, May 24. At 2148 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 24.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 At 2721 Laurel Point Isabel Road, Moscow, May 21. At 1842 Ohio 774, Hamersville, May 27. At 3644 Ohio Pike, Bethel, May 27. At 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, June 3. At 2850 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 4. At 5083 Ohio 132, Batavia, June 3. At 1603 Twelve Mile Road, New Richmond, June 6. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 7. At 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, June 3. At 2863 Jackson Pike, Batavia, June 5. At 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, June 3. Burglary At 2613 Spring St., Bethel, May 25. At 2810 Wilson Road, Bethel, May 23. At 3472 Inez, Bethel, May 24. At 235 Mulberry St., Lot 51, Felicity, June 7. At 2779 Ohio 232, Bethel, June 3. Criminal damaging/endangering At 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 8. Criminal mischief At 1018 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 23. At 2721 Laurel Point Isabel Road, Moscow, June 3. Criminal trespass At 1018 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 23. At 3200 Sugartree Road, Bethel, May 30. At 1929 Moscow Cemetary

Road, Moscow, June 6. Disorderly conduct intoxicated annoy or alarm At Walnut and Mulberry, Felicity, June 7. Drug paraphernalia At 3131 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, June 9. Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. - elude or flee At Ohio 133 and Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, May 26. Obstructing justice At 1981 Dean Road, Bethel, May 12. Obstructing official business At 1981 Dean Road, Bethel, May 12. At Ohio 133 and Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, May 26. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At Ohio 133 and Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, May 26. Possession of drugs At 3131 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, June 9. Theft At 1011 Hopewell Road, Felicity, May 22. At 102 Water St., Moscow, May 26. At 1613 Lenroot Road, Bethel, May 22. At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, May 23. At 502 5th St, Moscow, May 28. At 1842 Ohio 774, Hamersville, May 27. At 2608 Airport Road, Bethel, May 29. At 3644 Ohio Pike, Bethel, May 27. At 1127 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 5.


1484 Ohio 133, David Goldbach & Carol Heidel, co-trustees to Daniel Conn, 5.0200 acre, $15,000.


2448 Crane Schoolhouse Road, KWS Group II LLC to Zamber Properties, LLC, 1.0000 acre, $45,000. 2659 Harry A. Hill Drive, Herbert Hill to Harry Hill Jr., 5.0020 acre, $5,000. 2659 Harry A. Hill Drive, Harry Hill

Jr. to Douglas & Tammy Grant, 5.0020 acre, $25,000. 3381 Ohio 3381, Beverly Andrews to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.3000 acre, $63,334. 3049 Schaller Road, Estate of John Williamson Sr. to Russell & Kelly Dunham, 1.3300 acre, $111,400. 2830 Sugartree Road, Danny Troxell, et al. to Justin & Teresa Troxell, 2.0000 acre, $76,600. 3078 Sugartree Road, Jacob Northrup to Derrick & Patsy Clark, 5.0010 acre, $205,000.


1824 Ohio 222, Washington Township, Board. of Trustees to Sandra & Bobby Owens, 1.0000 acre, $2,500.


Dennis Weber, Bethel, alter, 256 Charity St., Bethel Village. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 638 Easter Road, Bethel Village,

$120,000. Clarke Contractors Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 2556 Bantam Road, Tate Township, $57,025.

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Vet Camp Sessions

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July 15-19


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At 2765 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, June 6. At 3017 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 3. At 3747 Ohio 756, Felicity, June 7. At 3747 Ohio 756, Felicity, June 7. At 4724 Keeneland Run, Batavia, June 7. At 6201 Seville Lane, Goshen, June 4. At 6743 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, June 7. At 72 Lucy Creek, Amelia, June 7. Unruly juvenile offenses habitually disobedient At Jeremy Lane, Bethel, June 4. Unruly juvenile offenses At Bootjack Corner Road, Williamsburg, June 3. Violate protection order or consent agreement At 3912 Cain Run Road, Batavia, June 7.

Amos Deaton Amos Deaton, 88, Bethel, died June 10. Survived by wife Lois Deato; children Brenda (Ronald) Cook, Ronald (Patricia), Randy (Judy) Deaton; daughter-in-law Penny Deaton; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Darrell Deaton, brother Aaron Deaton. Services were June 14 at Hamersville Baptist Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, OH 45121.

Leroy Olson Jr. Leroy E. Olson Jr., 80, Bethel, died June 11. Survived by children Brenda Nienabar, Peggy Cooper, Robert (Kathy), John Olson; grandchildren Anna, Adam, Amberlynn, Samantha, Daniel, Brian,

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. John Jr., Jeremy, Parker, Nick; great-great-grandchildren Nathan, Isaac, Ryder, Skylar, Bryleigh, Nick Jr., Kylie, Karice. Services were June 17 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or the League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

177 W. Main Street Amelia, OH 45102


200 Western Avenue New Richmond, OH 45157


315 W. Plane Street Bethel OH 45106


REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.



Day Heights Storage 1360 St. Rt. 131 Milford, Oh 45150 (513) 831-2082 Auction Date 6/28/13 Steve Browning Unit #A-09 & B-73 326 Elm Crest Milford, OH 45150 Rebecca Jordan Unit #B-19 5584 Garrett Dr. Milford, OH 45150 Shane Mosley Unit#B-08 150 E. Broadway #20 Loveland, OH 45140 1765702 The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on July 8, 2013 10:30 am @ 1785 St. Rt, Goshen, OH 45122- For more details call David at 859-446-8135 1997 14x80 Oakwood Ref # 84997587 Minimum Bid $ 7,000 1001766552

The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #407, Hope Lindsey, 236 Forest Avenue, Batavia, OH 45103; Unit #231, Michael Mylus, 37233 Carleen Ave., Avon, Unit 44011; OH #009, Amie Plavsic, 2824 St. Rt. 131, Fayetville, OH 45118; Unit #018, Elisa Old 1024 Smith, State Route 74 Unit #1, Batavia, OH 45103. 1766930




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