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Asian beetle threatens trees

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Community offers reward Wanted: Vandals who spray painted graffiti

By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL - A group of community members has had enough of teenagers vandalizing a wall in the village with graffiti. They’re offering a $500 reward for information regarding who is spray painting the wall, which is located along Ohio Pike just west of the village. It was recently painted with an American flag, but that was quickly defaced. “I’m a Marine and I fought for this country and a lot other people fought for that flag and died,” said village council member Rus Whitley. “That was the last straw. I know it’s seniors at the high school who are doing it as a fad, but I figure if we can prosecute one of them then maybe the rest of them might change their mind about it being cool.” Whitley has collected $500 for the reward so far, but expects it to reach $1,000 before he stops accepting donations. “I’ve had a lot of phone calls from business people in town and it looks like it’s going to hit $1,000,” he said. “That will make people talk.”

Village council member Donna Gunn said she was “appalled” when she saw the American flag painted on the wall had been vandalized, calling it a “direct attack on patriotism and Christianity.” “Some young people and unbelievably, even some adults think it’s a rite of passage to be able to write on the wall,” she said “They don’t feel it’s illegal and think that the wall was put there for the purpose of the seniors being able to write on it.” Gunn also said she supports offering a reward, but thinks further steps should be taken to prevent future vandalism. “A reward may work short term, but I think long term we need to look at a method to prevent this from continually happening and putting a black eye on the entrance to Bethel,” she said. “The reward should be given only if the guilty parties are convicted and the person getting the reward was not directly involved in the vandalism.” Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said there are no suspects at this time, but the police department will continue to investigate. “I’m upset because people donated money for paint for the


Steve Waterfield of Hamersville, front, and Guy Postlewait of Bethel paint the wall on Ohio 125 just west of Bethel. Members of the Bethel Baptist Church painted the wall Thursday, May 5, as part of the Paint-up, Clean-up, Fix-up project.

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In the corner of the playground at Hill Intermediate School, there’s a little bench that says “Joanna” surrounded by a special garden. The space started as a dedication to Joanna Yinger. Yinger, who moved from Bethel to Texas after eighth grade, was killed in a car crash in 2002 – about a week before she and her former classmates at Bethel were set to graduate. FULL STORY, A5 For the Postmaster

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This wall along Ohio 125 in Bethel has been repeatedly vandalized by teenagers. Community members are now offering a reward for the suspects.

American flag project and the senior class took it upon themselves to desecrate the flag,” he said. “I’m just very disappointed in the kids that did it.” Though the vandalism has angered Gunn, Whitley, Planck and several other members of the community, Gunn hasn’t given up hope that it can end with a positive outcome.

“This has really been weighing heavily on the minds and hearts of many area residents,” she said. “I don’t know why this is happening, but maybe, just maybe eventually something good will come of this.” Anyone with information about the vandalism should call the Bethel Police Department at 734-2256.

Bethel considers delaying park levy By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL - Residents will be asked for a levy this fall, but officials are not certain which it will be. Village council members took the first steps towards putting both a 0.8-mill renewal levy on the November ballot for Burke Park, the Grant Memorial Building and the Bethel Community Center. They also took steps to place a 2mill street renewal levy on the ballot. Neither levy would raise taxes. And council members expect to chose only one. During the Monday, June 13,

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council meeting, finance committee chair Donna Gunn said the street levy would likely end up on the ballot, while the park levy would be delayed until 2012. “There is a street levy that will be due this fall, but then we’ll have two levies on the ballot and the voters aren’t going to be in the mood to approve two things at once,” she said. “The park levy is a nice levy to have if it passed, but I think the street levy would be a lot smarter to have.” The street levy brings in about $64,000 a year, according to Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury at the time this levy was approved in 2006. It costs $30.63 per year for the

owner of a $50,000 home, $61.25 for a $100,000 home and $91.88 for a $150,000 home. These amounts would not change if approved again in November. “The street fund is predominantly used for paving and secondarily for street maintenance,” Gilpin said. “Paving is a high dollar item and once you have damage from salt used in the winter and potholes, it’s not hard to get to a $100,000 cost for street paving.” Gilpin said the street fund has a balance of about $49,000, which is not enough to pay for paving. “The park levy failed last year so that money is already missing, but we’re dealing with it,” Gilpin

said. “I think in the context of keeping the lights on and running the village, council is maybe in the mindset that we have to make sure we have decent roads so you can get to the park.” The park levy currently costs $10.48 per year for the owner of a $50,000 home, $20.97 for a $100,000 home and $31.47 for a $150,000 home. The park levy brings in about $23,000 a year and that will not change, Tilbury said. The levies will be discussed again at future council meetings. The next village council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St.

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June 23, 2011

Beetle that destroys trees found in Bethel Due to the discovery of Asian longhorned beetle, residents who live near Bethel and East Fork State Park are encouraged to report any signs of ALB and to avoid moving firewood. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announce that surveys are under way in Bethel after the detection and identification of the ALB. First discovered in the U.S. in 1996, Asian longhorned beetles attack several species of trees including maple, willow, horsechestnut, buckeye and American

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elm. While in its larvae stage, the ALB kills trees by tunneling into large branches and the trunk. Ohio is the fifth state to detect ALB, which APHIS confirmed in Bethel after a citizen reported finding unusual damage in three maple trees to an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry service forester. Previous infestations sites, where the beetles are being successfully contained, include Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This is the first time the ALB has been found in southwestern Ohio, said Ohio Rep. Joe Uecker, R-Miami Township.


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APHIS and ODA inspection crews are surveying the southern portion of Bethel and the surrounding area to determine the extent of the ALB infestation. Crews will inspect host tree species susceptible to ALB for signs of the wood-boring beetle using ground surveyors and specially trained tree climbers. APHIS and the ODA are working cooperatively with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, the USDA Forest Service, and the town of Bethel to evaluate the scope of the infestation and to inform the public about the exotic,

invasive pest. Citizens can help by reporting sightings of an unusual beetle and any signs of infestation to a designated, toll free hotline 855-2526450. Adult ALB are usually large, distinctive-looking insects measuring 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, not including antennae. Their whitebanded antennae can be as long as the body itself in females and almost twice the body length in males. Signs of infestation include perfectly round exit holes (about three-eighth to one-half inch in diameter) made by adult beetles when they emerge from trees; the

pockmarks on tree trunks and branches where female beetles deposit eggs; frass (wood shavings and saw dust) produced by larvae feeding and tunneling; early fall coloration of leaves or dead branches, and running sap produced by the tree at the egg laying sites, or in response to larval tunneling. To report signs or symptoms of ALB, call the Ohio Survey Program toll free at 855-252-6450. For more information, visit and www.

Gatch worked for right to vote Nominations for the annual Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award will be taken through June 29. This annual award is presented by the League of Women Voters of Clermont County in the name of one of the original members of the organization, Orpha Gatch, to recognize the achievement of a Clermont County woman for her outstanding volunteer service. “We are looking for women who have done extensive volunteer work that has changed or

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enhanced their communities – it can be Clermont County or a smaller community,” said Jane Sonenshein, league member in charge of the Orpha Gatch award nominations. “While our major concern is citizenship, we are interested in honoring women from all areas of volunteerism.” Nominees must live in Clermont County and the activities for which the nominee is being recognized must be volunteer. Nominees should symbolize the energy, optimism and trust of the early suffragists. The Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award is given in honor of Orpha Gatch (1892-1991) who was an active suffragette who voted in the election of 1920 for Warren Harding. Gatch, a teacher, volunteered for American Red Cross during World War I and was sent to France in 1918 where she met her

husband John N. Gatch of Terrace Park. Gatch was the first woman elected to the Milford school board (19201931) and was the president of the PTA in the 1930s. After raising seven children, Gatch helped create the League of Women Voters of Clermont County in 1958. At age 78, Gatch marched in the 1970 Frontier Days Parade in Milford dressed as a suffragette carrying a sign “Fifty Years of a Good Idea.” “Orpha Gatch is our suffragette. She was there when the amendment was passed and she voted in that first election. That’s why we give this out in her name,” Sonenshein said. The Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award will be given during the League’s 15th Annual Suffragist dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Receptions Eastgate,

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Police to learn more about mental health calls By Kellie Geist-May

When someone has a mental health crisis, police officers are often the first responders, but basic law enforcement training doesn’t prepare anyone to come to face with someone in that situation. That is something the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board is working to change by offering Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement officials. “CIT is a best practice model

that’s nationally recognized and used to train police officers on how to interact with people who have a mental illness or are having a mental health crisis,” said Lee Ann Watson, associate director of the mental health and recovery board. “They will learn de-escalation skills – how to calm a situation down – and get information about mental illness symptoms and common medications and substance abuse disorders.” The first training sessions will be May 2, May 3 and May 4. Offi-

cers from Union, Miami and Goshen townships, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and the UC Clermont security team are scheduled to participate. Additional departments are planning to take part in classes this fall, Watson said. The training, and the implementation of a mobile crisis team, are being paid for through a $223,000 Department of Justice grant titled the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Integrated Response Collaborative Project.

The mobile crisis team will be available to help law enforcement deal with mental health emergencies, Watson said. “This will help create a relationship between law enforcement and behavioral health professionals ... The mobile response team can be called to a particular site to do assessments and provide follow-up support to reduce the number of repeat calls,” Watson said. Crisis Coordinator Rachel Bayer, who works at Child Focus,

will be managing the mobile response team. She said someone will be on staff 12 hours per day to respond to mental health-related police calls when needed. In fact, 9-1-1 calls can be coded for mental health situations, so the team members could respond automatically. “Our goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations. By having a team member available, we’re hoping the overall outcomes will be better,” Bayer said.

Clermont County begins 2012 budget process By John Seney

BATAVIA - County officials are beginning the process for drawing up a budget for 2012. Administrator David Spinney May 4 told the commissioners the county

was required by Ohio law to have a tax budget adopted by July 15. He said the tax budget was a compilation of budget requests by department heads and elected officials, and not the same as the final appropriations that will be adopted in the fall.

If the budget requests are higher than projected revenues it does not mean the county is facing a deficit, Spinney said. He said the requests can exceed revenue in the tax budget as long as there are sufficient funds in the county’s reserve funds.

“We use this as a kickoff for the budget process,” he said. “We like to know what the departments feel they need to do the job properly.” Budget packets were to be distributed to department heads and elected officials May 6. They were to be returned by May 20.

The county office of management and budget will then prepare the tax budget for a public hearing and presentation to the commissioners June 22. The commissioners would have until July 15 to adopt the plan. Budget Director Sukie

Scheetz said the figures in the tax budget can be adjusted to match revenues between July and when the final appropriations plan is adopted in the fall. “This is the first step for 2012,” she said.

TQL donates more than $9K to fallen heroes scholarship fund

Total Quality Logistics, headquartered in Union Township, recently donated more than $9,000 to the Let Us Never Forget Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund. The presentation was held at TQL on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14. The final amount of $9,298 was given to June Izzi-Bailey representing the scholarship fund and Keith Maupin of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. This is the third year TQL, the fourth largest freight brokerage company in the nation, has donated to the fund. The company committed to donate $1 to the fund for each truck load arranged during Memorial Day weekend. Last year’s donation was $7,431 and the 2009 donation was $5,524. “We’re glad that, as we continue to grow, we’re able to give more to the fund,” said Kerry Bryne, TQL’s executive vice president. “This has become personal for us. As we hire more and more people with military backgrounds, it becomes more than just us helping out.” “It’s a privilege that we can do this,” he said. Bryne said the scholar-

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ship fund is something the company’s employees are happy to be a part of. “It’s more than just us writing a check. We get excited,” he said. Izzi-Bailey, April 9th scholarship dinner organizer, said TQL’s donation makes a big difference in the number of scholarships the group can give in honor of fallen heroes. This will be the seventh year for the fund and the Let Us Never Forget Fallen Heroes organization has given more than $325,000 in scholarships.


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Bethel Journal


June 23, 2011

Clermont Co. staff worries as CDBG deadline looms By Kellie Geist-May

With only six weeks until the Community Development Block Grant application deadline, Clermont County Grants Coordinator Jim Taylor is concerned. The county has to have the projects submitted for funding by July 29 – an extension from the original June 24 deadline – but Taylor still hasn’t heard how much money the county has to distribute.

“They are trying to balance budgets in Washington and CDBG is one of the items on the block to cut. They’ve talked about 16 percent, 62 percent, 20 percent (in cuts) – but we still don’t know what the final amount is going to be. I’m not sure they even know in Columbus and they haven’t told us yet,” Taylor said. Once that amount is announced, the commissioners still have to decide which Clermont projects to fund, put togeth-

er the paperwork and hold a public hearing with two weeks of public notification. “If everything works right, we’re looking at the 26th of July. We’re cutting it close,” he said. Normally, Clermont County’s CDBG projects are approved by the end of May. This year’s requests range from road paving and sewer replacements to bridge renovations and emergency sirens, Taylor said. Those projects were submitted by eligible communities in

March. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said Community Development Block Grants are important to Clermont County’s communities. “These go to communities that tend to be moderate to low income, so it’s a good source of funding for them to be able to do community projects and make improvements,” he said. “We (the commissioners) went ahead and rated and ranked all the programs based on last year’s funding, so

once we have the amount, we should be in good shape, but we don’t have it yet.” Taylor said the delay has thrown a kink into his annual timetable. “This should all be done by now, but it’s not. I understand what the (federal government) is trying to do and I have no problems with that, but the delay is causing some issues,” he said. “And I haven’t heard anything about another extension.”

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Plant to plate

CLERMONT COUNTY – Make your summer garden last through the year. The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension Clermont will hold a series of workshops designed to help cultivate and preserve the items from the garden. Preserving the Harvest: From Plant to Plate workshops will be Aug. 18 and Sept. 12 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000

Locust Street in Owensville. The classes will be 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. “In each class, we will discuss basic fruit and vegetable gardening, do some hands-on water baths and pressure canning, and prepare some easy, healthy, delicious recipes,” said OSU Extension Clermont Director Margaret Jenkins. The classes cost $35 each, and include supplies. Bring a sack lunch; refrigeration is available. For more information about the work-

shops, contact OSU Extension Clermont at 732-7070.

Taxes are due

CLERMONT COUNTY – “Approximately 40,000 second-half 2010 real estate tax bills are in the mail to taxpayers without bank/mortgage company escrow accounts,” said Clermont County Treasurer J. Robert True. The deadline for payment is July 7, 2011. Taxes can be paid in person. Payments are accepted Monday through Friday from

8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Clermont County Treasurer’s Office, on the second floor of the Clermont County Administration Building, 101 E. Main in Batavia. For convenience, a night deposit is also available at the Main Street entrance of the administration building for payment of taxes after regular business hours. Taxes can be mailed to the Clermont County Treasurer’s Office, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Taxes can be paid over the Internet

or phone using credit card or e-check at or call 1-800272-9829. Tax payments can also be made at the following Clermont County banks: Park National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Lebanon-Citizens National Bank, National Bank and Trust, RiverHills Bank and U.S. Bank N. A. Taxpayers with questions may call 732-7254, e-mail, or visit the website

County considers 3 percent water rate increase By John Seney

BATAVIA – Clermont County officials propose raising water rates by 3 percent, which would translate into a $1.07 increase on an average bi-monthly bill. The proposal, which must be approved by county commissioners, would not increase sewer rates but would increase tap-in fees for new water and sewer

service and some other charges. The plan was presented to county commissioners at an informal session June 1. Administrator David Spinney said he would schedule a vote on the plan at a formal county commissioners session in late June. Commissioner Archie Wilson said he was reluctant to vote for the increase in water rates for residents who have been hit hard by

the recession. He said he favored raising the tap-in fees, usually paid by builders, rather than imposing a rate hike on residents. “People are losing their houses. People don’t have the money,” Wilson said. The water rates were last increased by 2 percent in 2009. Before that, there were increases of 2 percent in 2008 and 4 percent in 2007.

“We get into a recession and people are hit with three increases in three years,” Wilson said. “As county commissioners we are responsible to make sure we can supply sewer and water into the future,” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said. “It’s a tough decision,” Commissioner Bob Proud said. Sukie Scheetz, director of the office of management

and budget, said the rate increase was needed to avoid drawing down the county’s reserve fund balance. She said the increase in tap-in fees was needed to pay for costs of future construction, including financing. “The costs are directly tied to our costs,” said Tom Yeager, county utilities director. The proposal would raise

the tap-in fee for a single family home from $1,550 to Wilson $1,970 for water, an $420 increase. The fee for sewer service would go from $2,620 to $3,340, an increase of $720. Tap-in fees for businesses also would increase.

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Help needed for memorial garden at Bethel school By Kellie Geist-May

BETHEL-TATE - In the corner of the playground at Hill Intermediate School, there’s a little bench that says “Joanna” surrounded by a special garden. The space started as a dedication to Joanna Yinger. Yinger, who moved from Bethel to Texas after eighth grade, was killed in a car crash in 2002 – about a week before she and her former classmates at Bethel were set to graduate. “Joanna was a popular kid and it really hit the Class of 2002 hard,” said Cary Minarchek, who works at Bick Primary School and cares for the garden. “We had a collection at graduation and we were able to purchase a few things and get the garden started.” Memorial trees and stones were added over the years to make for a full-blown memorial garden for all those the BethelTate school community has lost over the years. For the last eight years, Minarchek has weeded, planted and cared for the memorial garden – now she’s looking for a little help.

Cary Minarchek has been maintaining the memorial garden at Hill Intermediate since it was installed in 2003. “It needs a little TLC,” Minarcheck said. “I love the garden, but I just don’t have the strength or time to care for it like I used to.” Minarchek said the memorial garden is really more than just a

corner of plants and trees. “The children really use the garden. They’ll sit out here and sometimes they ask (about the kids whose names are on the bench and stones) and it gives

2011 Grant Career Center graduates The 161 seniors in the Grant Career Center Class of 2011 received their Career and Technical Education Certificates and Career Passports at a Senior Recognition and Award Ceremony at Bethel-Tate Middle School May 24. The students received diplomas from their home high schools of Bethel-Tate, FelicityFranklin, New Richmond or Williamsburg. Honored as valedictorians at the Career Center were Sarah Foster, Cosmetology; Sean Hennies, Carpentry; Nikki Houlihan, Medical Information Tech; and Cody Morehouse, Carpentry, all from Bethel-Tate High School. Honored as the College Tech Prep valedictorian was Laura Buckler, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science. The following students were named Outstanding Seniors in their respective programs: Mathias Marlow, Auto Collision; Anita Appelmann, Horticulture; Jacob McKinney, College Tech Prep Engineering Design; Laura Buckler, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science; Katherine Kroeger, Culinary Careers; Garrett Baker, Metal Fabrication; Nikki Houlihan, Medical Information Tech; Elijah Wright, Business and Finance; Sarah Foster, Cosmetology; Morgan Summers and Emily Smiddy, The Teacher Academy; Alex Forsee, Automotive Service Technology; Cody Morehouse, Carpentry; and Kayla Wise, Cooperative Education. The following students completed the requirement of their career training curriculum and were presented with Certificates of Completion from Superintendent Kenneth Morrison: Allied Health Science: Lindsey Bicknell, Molly Ryan Bruns, Laura Ann Buckler, Stephanie Day, Sarah Joy Eubanks, Amanda Machele Gettes, Brooke Elizabeth Hensley, Brooke Daniell Hollifield, Madisen Renee Hutchinson, Shane Christopher Kabler, Katie Lynn Kilgore, Whitney Paige Lefker, Kayla Marie Maupin, Tanna Marie Murphy, Chelsea Kay Pennington and Krista Ann Sells. Auto Collision: Tyler Catron, Steven Day, Destiny Rae Hackney, Kevin Hamblin, Richard Klette, Jr., Dustin Lambert, Mathias Marlow, Tanner May and Trent Ragland. Automotive Service Technology: Chadwick Clark, Josh Closser, Cody Eubanks, Alex Forsee, Jared Miller, William Rogers, Marlanna Elise Tackett, Jacob White and Cody Wiedemann. Business and Finance: Brandon Corey Bishop, Taylor A. Eckart, Jeffrey Hensley, Kimberly Louise Philhower, Rhonda Lynn Wombles and Elijah S. Wright. Carpentry: Nathan Robert Emmich, Cody Furhman, Tyler Gohs, Sean Hennies, Tyler James Herman, Nathan Humfleet, Nathan J. Kirtley, Richard Lee II, Cody Morehouse, Delmas G. Pack III, Trenton Ray Turner, Justin Earl Underwood, Jesse Adam James Walls, Anthony Wayne Ward Jr. and Kimberly Ann Workman. Cooperative Education: Corey Christopher Altman, Jacob Ryder Peace Baker, Kimberly N. Benjamin, Jesse Allen Carter, Dakota Coleman Felts, Jessica Lana Foley, Marshall Jordan Godwin, Tyler Nichole Gould, Kayla L. Hively, Josh Hunt, Caleb E. Knipp, Taylor Christian McCollum, Gregory T. Nelson, Brittney Gayle Parker, Thomas Henry Proffitt, Ashley N. Whisner and Kayla J. Wise. Cosmetology: Brittany N. Abbinante, Ashley N. Bauman, Megan Berger, Destiny Krischelle Elkins, Bridgette N. Ellis, Stacy Faddis, Breanna M. Farley, Sarah N. Foster, Racheal Renee Gaghan, Melanie M. Jenkins, Rikki M. Merrick, Robyn Lee Morgan, Jessica Oakley, Rachael K. Schweitzer, Courtney Tebelman, Katelyn Terwilliger and Samantha Varner.


them a chance to think about life,” she said. “It’s a great place to have a quiet moment.” Minarchek also has worked to install a brick border around the garden, but hasn’t been able to

Camp points students toward technology careers By John Seney


College Tech Prep Valedictorian Laura Buckler shares words of wisdom and advice with the Class of 2011 at the Grant Career Center Senior Recognition Ceremony May 24. Culinary Careers: Natasha M. Bailey, Keri Marie Broyles, Lisa Marie Dryer, Katherine Diane Kroeger, Angela Marie McNamara, Kristene N. Miller, Ryan Pirrello, Casey Rockholt, Derek Rosenow, Julie Rae Sexton, Mary Elizabeth Sparks, Anthony Nicholas Tharpe, Cory Ray Wilhoit and Michael Dean Wilhoit. Engineering Design: Jon Thomas Brunton, James Brady Dufau, James Martin, Jacob Alexander McKinney, Jessie Rust, Dennis Sandker, Jordan Shouse, Jessica Thacker and Zachery Aaron Vinson. Horticulture: Anita Rae Appelmann, Nicole Fannin, Marilee Fehr, Norma Jean Fletcher, Dawn Morris, Alexandra Marie Parritt, Heather Marie Radenheimer, Elizabeth Shepherd, David Paul Whittaker, Kayla Rose Williams and Courtney Rae Wilson. Medical Information Tech: Kaitlyn M. Alsept, Trisha Renee’ Jean Burton, Amanda L. Davis, Jaimie E. Flarida, Rebekah Leann Hedge, Nikki C. Houlihan, Hannah B. Kareth, Natalie Dawn Oberschlake, Rachelle Reardon, Haley Nicole Richards, Lindsey Renea Shelton, Elsie Jean Silman and Ashley Ann Walker. Metal Fabrication: Garrett Baker, Terry J. Battle, Nick Bowling, Anthony Coburn, Andrew S. Collopy, Jerry L. Cramer, Cory Dabbs, Steven T. Erbe, Mitchell L. Giar, Michael A. Gilbert, Ryan W. Harris, Ronald J. Healey, Mounir Michael Humedan, Jacob D. Jackson, Zachery Neal, Blake C. Payne, Michael P. Seng and Kurtis Stevens. The Teacher Academy: Miles Derkson, Tess Nicole Jenike, Kallie Charlene Long, Tyler Roa, Emily Sue Smiddy, Morgan Summers and Rebekah Jordan Taylor.


The Keith Boys Grant, a $500 scholarship, presented annually to an outstanding Engineering Design student pursuing education in that field, was given to Jacob McKinney. A $500 scholarship developed by the Grant Career Center staff, and designated as The Grant Faculty and Staff Award, was presented to six outstanding seniors: Katherine Kroeger, Culinary Careers; Cody Morehouse, Carpentry; Rebekah Taylor, The Teacher Academy; and Laura Buckler, Sarah Eubanks and Krista Sells, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science.

A Success Grant was awarded to Kimberly Workman, Carpentry. The Sarah Jo Swarthout Memorial Award was given to Katherine Kroeger, Culinary Careers; and Sarah Foster, Cosmetology. The Mount Carmel Garden Club Scholarship was awarded to Marilee Fehr, Horticulture.


The James Lumpkins Award, presented to a student pursuing a career in the military, was awarded to Nathan Emmich, Carpentry. English Awards: Anita Appelmann, Nicole Fannin, Marilee Fehr, Jessica Foley, Alex Forsee, Sarah Foster (2), Sean Hennies (2), Jeff Hensley, Tyler Herman, Nikki Houlihan (2), Mounir Humedan, Katie Kroeger (2), Dustin Lambert, Cody Morehouse, Trent Ragland, Marlanna Tackett, Cody Wiedemann, Courtney Wilson (2), Kayla Wise, and Elijah Wright (2). Social Studies Awards: Nick Bowling, Steven Day, Nathan Emmich, Jaimie Flarida, Sarah Foster, Ryan Harris, Nikki Houlihan, Katie Kroeger, Cody Morehouse, Thomas Proffitt, Casey Rockholt, Marlanna Tackett, Michael Wilhoit, Kayla Wise, Kimberly Workman, and Elijah Wright. Science Awards: Laura Buckler, Norma Jean Fletcher, Alex Forsee, Sarah Foster, Sean Hennies, Nikki Houlihan, Mounir Humedan, Katie Kroeger, Dustin Lambert, and Elijah Wright. Math Awards: Stacy Faddis, Nicole Fannin, Sarah Foster, Sean Hennies, Nikki Houlihan, Mounir Humedan, Katie Kroeger, Mathias Marlow, William Rogers, and Elijah Wright (2). Perfect Attendance: Kaitlyn Alsept, Lindsey Bicknell, Tom Brunton*, Laura Buckler*, Cody Eubanks, Sarah Eubanks, Jaimie Flarida, Amanda Gettes, Kevin Hamblin, Madisen Hutchinson, Jacob McKinney*, Jared Miller*, Alexandra Parritt, Kimberly Philhower, Casey Rockholt*, Jessie Rust, Dennis Sandker*, Krista Sells, Lindsey Shelton*, Elsie Silman, Jessica Thacker, Jacob White, and Elijah Wright. * Students had perfect attendance for both years at Grant Career Center.

make much progress. She’s hoping someone can pick that project up, too. Although she’s contacted the high school counselors who set up the senior projects and a variety of local Scout troops, Minarchek hasn’t gotten any response about the garden or the border. “I just think it would make a great project for someone looking for community service – my daughter worked on the garden for her senior project – but I haven’t heard from anyone who is interested,” she said. “There are many people in this community who remember Joanna and the garden is an important place for them.” Hill Intermediate office staff member Kym Pride, whose husband helped build the bench, said she would like to see someone come forward to help care for the space. “The kids really do love that area and we have some teachers who use it for their classes,” she said. “It’s a nice remembrance and it’s an important part of our school community.” If you’re interested in helping, contact Minarchek at home at 734-6951 or Pride at school at 734-2271, ext. 3.

MIAMI TWP. - In an effort to get more young people interested in technology careers, Tata Consultancy Services has sponsored a summer technology camp the past three years. This year, the three-day camp June 13 to June 15 attracted 65 students from 15 school districts in the Cincinnati area. Clermont County districts represented included Milford, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate, Goshen and Williamsburg. Amar Naga, director of operations at Tata’s Miami Township campus, said some changes were made in the program this year based on feedback. “It is much more challenging now,” he said. “Kids are more excited about the Lego robots.” On the final day of the camp, students participated in a robotics competition that involved building a Lego robot and programming it to navigate an obstacle course. Naga said this year’s camp involved more problem-solving techniques by challenging the students to figure out how to program the robots. The camp is part of an outreach program to students by Tata called goIT. In addition to the camp, goIT includes in-school technology workshops. Naga said the next step is to involve high school students in internships at Tata. The program was started because there are not enough college graduates in technology

fields to fill all the job openings. Tata’s strategy is to reach the students while they are young. “Technology is important in a knowledge economy,” Naga said. He said it is still too early to see the long-term results of the program That will come in four to five years when today’s high school students begin graduating from college, Naga said. Participation in the summer camp program is free to the students. More than 40 Tata employees were involved in working with the students during the camp, said Greg Asher, program coordinator. Michael Warwavesyn, who recently graduated from Milford High School, has been to the summer camp all three years. “It really helped me decide what field I want to go into,” he said. Warwavesyn plans to study computer engineering when he enrolls at Wright State University in the fall. Ryan Dodds, a junior at Milford, participated in the camp for the second year. “I learned a lot of good teamwork skills,” he said. Tata opened the 223-acre Miami Township campus in 2008. Employees develop software for major U.S. corporations. There now are 450 employees, with plans to add 250 more by the end of 2011, Naga said. “We are very happy with the support of the community here,” he said. Tata Consultancy Services is part of a global corporation based in India.

HONORS Felicity-Franklin Middle School

The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2010-2011.

Spelling Bee Winners

Fifth grade – Zachary Bowling, Robert Bron-

son-Schultz, Faith Howes and Mariah Young. Winner For The Year – William Sack Sixth grade – Samantha Hale, James Hollins, Amy Jarman and Jason Seal. Winner For The Year – Emily Woodall



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Bethel’s Moss has prescription for success By Scott Springer

Of all the numbers Jeremy Moss has accumulated at Bethel-Tate High School, the most important is 4.538. That’s the salutatorian’s impressive grade point average after taking advanced placement classes. He plans on being a pharmacist. For his outstanding efforts in the classroom and in multiple sports, Jeremy Moss has been voted The Bethel Journal Sportsman of the Year. To help celebrate his achievement, the Cincinnati Reds provided two field-box tickets for Moss. For Bethel-Tate, he was the prescription for success, winning the Southern Buckeye Athletic Academic Conference Scholar Athlete Award an amazing 12 times. While racking up A’s with regularity, Moss accumulated 11 varsity letters during his prep career, sometimes playing two sports during the same season. The double-dipping for Moss began in the fall. “I ran cross country at the same time, and it kept me in shape for soccer,” Moss said. Actually, he did more than just show up for the occasional trot. Moss was a

Scouting report

• 4.538 grade point average, second in class • 12-time SBAAC scholar athlete award for varsity players • First-team SBAAC in soccer all four years • Second-team SBAAC in cross country • Three-year varsity baseball player • Two-year varsity basketball player • One-year varsity track


Bethel-Tate captain Jeremy Moss takes the free kick in game last fall against Batavia. The Tigers finished the season 12-3-2 (8-1-1) in the Southern Buckeye Conference-American division. Moss was SBAAC-first team all four years in soccer. Moss played three years of varsity baseball, two of varsity basketball and ran a year each in track and cross country. second-team, All-SBAAC selection. “I did better than I thought I would,” Moss said. In the spring, Moss donned multiple Tiger uniforms again. While playing outfield and third base for baseball coach Jeff Dennis, he periodically went sleeveless for the track team in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs. “He didn’t quite train for that, but he thought that maybe he could contribute to our team,” coach Dave Schellenberger said. “It was

pretty cool that he even attempted doing it.” Schellenberger also does double duty for the Tigers, assisting in track while coaching Moss in soccer in the fall. None of the coaches ever quibbled over Moss’ whereabouts or availability. “Not at all, they were great working it out,” Moss said. Each will attest to Moss’ tremendous attitude and dedication to team. “Whatever I asked him to do, he did,” basketball coach Craig Stork said. Moss was a 5-8 scrappy role player on Stork’s 12-9 roundball squad that made a late season run.

“In practice or on game night, he was always one of our hardest workers,” Stork said. “He got more out of himself than a lot of kids did.” Of all of his athletic endeavors, soccer is Moss’ premiere sport. It’s the sport that best fits his motor and unselfishness. “He lettered all four years for me and was the captain for three of those years,” coach Dave Schellenberger said. “He led me to two championships and two second-place finishes.” In typical Jeremy Moss fashion, he began as an offensive player early in his career and switched roles at the request of the coach to better the team. “He was a midfielder and on the front line and we ended up needing someone to go back,” Schellenberger said. “He was more than happy to do whatever it took and he moved back to the sweeper’s position for us.” Wherever he played, he succeeded. Moss earned first-team, All-SBAAC hon-


The family of the Bethel Journal’s “Sportsman of the Year” includes, from left: Vern Moss (father), Amy Moss (mother), Jeremy Moss, Jessica Moss (sister). In front: Carter Moss (nephew).

Jeremy Moss favorites

Movie: The Dark Knight TV show: ESPN Sportscenter Book: “Tuesdays with Morrie” Music: Jason Mraz Team: Miami Heat Food: Tacos Your inspiration: My dad Greatest moment in athletic career: Winning a league title in soccer for the first time in school history. Person you would like to meet: Lebron James Something you are not good at: Waking up early ors each year he laced up the cleats. Due to his plans to major in pre-pharmacy, his collegiate plans haven’t been finalized, but his coach believes Moss could contribute to a Division II or III soccer program. “You don’t get too many kids like him,” Schellenberger said. “He’s got a

good support group behind him with his parents and grandparents and he comes through for them. He really works hard. He makes it easy to be a coach.” “I don’t know how he does it,” coach Schellenberger said. “I applaud all of those academic athletes. It’s just unbelievable.”

Bethel’s Baker has miles to go before she sleeps By Scott Springer

The Baker family calendar in the kitchen is probably as confusing as the New York Times crossword puzzle. With two busy daughters, Autumn and Carolin, Tammy and Duke Baker live in a logistical frenzy like many parents of teens do. However, it’s nice to know that hard work pays off as Carolin, a junior at Bethel-Tate, has been named the Sportswoman of the Year for The Bethel Journal. As her father spoke proudly of her, Carolin had already got in a morning cross country run, was waiting to help out at a Bethel basketball camp and had practice with her AAU team later in the day “We tried to tell them as

Carolin Baker favorites Movie: We Were Soldiers TV Show: Criminal Minds Book: The Harry Potter series Music: Country Team: Tennessee Lady Vols Food: Buffalo chicken sub My inspiration: My dad Greatest moment in athletic career: Making a winning layup in the last couple seconds of one of my AAU games Person I would like to meet: I would have loved to have had the privilege to have met John Wooden Something I am not good at: Keeping my room clean

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they grew up that you can’t do everything,” Duke Baker said. “So far, they’ve proved us wrong.” Carolin Baker runs cross country in the fall, plays basketball for Bethel-Tate in the winter, runs track in the spring and plays for the AAU Cincinnati Lady Tigers in between. As only a country boy named Baker can do, Duke simplifies it with homecooked logic. “She is incredible,” he said. “She’s got a lot of pies in the oven, but they all get done well.” Carolin’s high school basketball coach, Dave Fallis, can attest to that. She’s been his starting point guard and helped lead his team to the Southern Buckeye Conference-American division title this season. “She’s very committed to everything that she does,” Fallis said. “She does it with passion. She’s done a good job of setting goals for herself.” Duke Baker recognized his daughter’s dexterity at an early age. “She had both hands, right and left, and that’s wonderful,” Duke Baker

• Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division first team in basketball • SBAAC-American first team in track • SBAAC-American second team in cross country • Varsity letter in volleyball • AAU basketball • National Honor Society • Goodwill Mentor Girl Scout • Ranked 11th in her class


Bethel Journal Sportswoman of the Year Carolin Baker and her family, from left: mother, Tammy; sister, Autumn; Carolin, and father, Duke, is behind the women.


Point guard Carolin Baker of BethelTate pushes the ball forward on a fast break. Baker averaged 10.5 points per game as a junior on coach Dave Fallis’ 14-8 Lady Tigers. She was a first-team SBAAC selection in basketball and track and second team in cross country. recalled. “By her freshman year, she was playing varsity and her AAU coach saw her in the tournament and said he was impressed with her skills. At that point, we realized she had something extra.” That’s where the story becomes a little comical as Baker went off to join city

girls in competition. Baker has been a 4-H member for 11 years showing livestock. In the city, the 4-Hers could easily be mistaken for a singing group. “Sometimes they think it’s funny that I’m from a farm,” Carolin Baker said. “It was a lot of fun meeting them and playing with them. When I first went, I was shy and all of them are very outgoing. Now, it’s really fun to be with them.” The competition has helped Baker succeed, as has running cross country for Bethel-Tate. When others gasp, she feels fine. “It was actually a lot of fun,” Carolin Baker said. “I didn’t think it would be fun because it’s just flat-out running, but I did a lot better than I thought. I got

(SBAAC) second team this season and missed first team by just one person.” All things considered, Baker would still rather make a driving layup to win a basketball game than break the tape first at a cross country meet or finish first in the hurdles (her track event). She’s been a point guard since an early age and is an avid fan of the University of Tennessee and coach Pat Summit. Bethel-Tate went to a camp there where the Lady Tigers were able to witness first hand, Summit’s classic stare. “She did it when some of her players were there demonstrating and were doing something wrong,” Baker recalled. Bethel-Tate coach Dave Fallis has no stare.

“He’s probably the nicest person you’ll meet,” Baker said. Fallis feels he has that “extra coach” on the floor in Baker. “She helped make my life very easy last year during the basketball season, and we’re hoping for more this year,” Fallis said. In addition to running distance, bouncing balls, clearing hurdles and milking cows, she’s a National Honor Society member and a Girl Scout going for her Gold Award. Rumor has it, Baker actually gets a few winks every now and then – maybe not the recommended eight hours though. “I probably do a couple hours and go again,” Baker said of her hectic schedule. For earning the Sportswoman of the Year distinction, Baker will attend an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game courtesy of the team.


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Thank you

The Franklin Township Historical Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the recent 175th celebration of Felicity’s incorporation. Thanks to all those on the various committees, all re-enactors, all who loaned articles for display in the community building, the many workers, and those who donated time and money to make it such a great occasion. Virginia Cossens Secretary Franklin Township Historical Society Felicity

Forbidden rooms

The Clermont Co. Library Board recently voted to suspend the “rules” they chose to put in place three years ago to prevent us from using the meeting rooms, as,

heaven forbid, we planned to quote actual Bible verses in our presentation (for details: 4 f r e e s p e e c h At that time these “rules” were changed unethically the night before they were served official notice of the federal lawsuit scheming to circumvent equal access to us. But wait, why the sudden change in heart. Here’s the scoop: we noted the forbidden rooms were once again being used (as they should be) by tax payers who pay for them presenting topics of interest to the community – one in particular which paralleled the offering of financial advice which the board went to court to keep us from doing. We asked the trustees if we were now permitted free speech in the library or did we need to contact our attorney once again. About three days later these “rules” were suddenly sus-

Should teachers be allowed to defend themselves against aggressive students? Why or why not? “Of course, teachers should be able to defend themselves against aggressive students. If that teacher were a pedestrian on the sidewalk and was being threatened by an aggressive person, he/she would certainly be able to defend him/herself – even if that aggressive person was of student age. Why take that ability away from a person just because he/she happens to be a teacher and the situation happens to occur within the four walls of an educational facility? Schools are so fearful of reprisal and litigation that they have taken away tools from their teachers and administrators which, unfortunately, include those a ‘regular’ person would be allowed to use to defend him/herself in a serious situation. A sad commentary both on society and on our educational system.” J.D. “Absolutely! I hardly think a reason is necessary; everyone has a right to protect and defend himself, especially from assault. Why should teachers be excluded? “I can just imagine that question being asked when I went to school (1942-1954). It would have elicited a big laugh.” B.B. “Yes I think teachers should be able to defend themselves against aggressive students. Not only are the teachers in danger, but also the other students. “There would have to be guidelines, but no one should have to go to work worried about their safety.” D.D. “If a student is physically attacking a teacher then of course the teacher should have the right to defend themselves. Getting a teachers license doesn’t mean they give up the right to self-preservation.”

About Ch@troom This week’s questions: Should Ohio open state parks to oil and gas drilling? Why or why not? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. J.K. “With a capital yes. Back when I was a student you didn’t dare to mess with the teachers. If you berated a female teacher the male teachers and principles office would take care of you. If you messed with the male teachers, you could bet your last dollar you were in for a good ___ kicking, especially if you were in sports. Today’s kids are mouthy and irresponsible, and think they are protected by laws that prohibit adults from corrected actions. There is no respect given to others. Maybe the parents should be the ones to be given the corrective action. If you ever go to these little league games, most times the parents are worse than the kids, so you know were it comes from and by who. I’m sorry folks, but I don’t believe in time outs, etc ...” D.J. “Any person is entitled to defend themselves from injury. They can’t use more force than a reasonable person would use to protect themselves. “But no one, teacher or whoever, should be expected to serve as someone else’s punching bag. Students who attack a teacher should have severe penalties, both within the school and within the criminal justice system.” T.H. “In my personal and humble opinion; absolutely! No one should take any abuse from another person, whether student or otherwise.” O.H.R.

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY Ohio House of Representatives

number and address.

Ohio Rep. Danny Bubp (R-88th District) may be reached for questions or concerns at his Columbus office at 614-466-8134 or via email at

Ohio Senate

Ohio Sen. Tom Niehaus may be reached at 614-466-8082, e-mail, or write Ohio Senate, Room 38, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Include your home telephone

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Good news

Good news: The principles of our Constitution are now adhered to in our local libraries. We consider this a victory scored: The people 1, the library board 0. Since this places us back where we were at the filing of the suit in U.S. Federal Court three years ago, we call upon the members of the Clermont County library board to resign and collectively reimburse our county and the insurance company for court costs incurred by their arrogant reluctance to permit free speech. As so many in positions of authority today, they continue their shenanigans hiding behind

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Bethel Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Bethel Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. the skirts of the county refusing to admit any wrong-doing. Sound familiar? When is enough enough? It will be when we demand a change. The board should be composed of a real representative cross-section of the residents and not lawyers and relatives of politicians and their cronies. Another way to prevent the

power-hungry from overstepping their boundaries would be for state monies to be withheld from libraries who do not allow the free exchange of ideas. This was suggested to our state representative and senator on more than one occasion but I guess they’re just too busy to reply. George E. Vandergriff Pierce Township

Let’s not rush to judgment after shooting

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

pended. You decide: Does it indeed sound like the board has been caught with their collective hand in the cookie jar yet another time? Cathy S. Vandergriff Pierce Township

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R- 2nd District 238 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 1-800-784-6366 • Cincinnati office: 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. Phone: 513-791-0381 or 1-800-784-6366 • Batavia office, 175 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. Phone: 513-732-2948.

Most of us sat glued to our televisions Jan. 8 watching the events unfold in the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that took the life of six people including a 9year-old girl while seriously injuring a dozen more at an open air meeting with a respected member of Congress, Gabrielle Giffords. The 22-year-old alleged murderer, who used a 9-mm Glock with a 33-round magazine, was subdued by fellow citizens. The aftermath of this horrible and tragic assault has left me shocked and bewildered at some of the commentary by elected officials and the media. Our country has always greatly benefited from the active debate among our citizens. Suggesting that the spirited debate of the Tea Party or any other political group led or played a part in the mental stability of the suspect and his acts is plain hogwash. Political debate alone could not drive a stable person to commit atrocities like this. Anyone who would plan such a devastating act suffers from one of a variety of mental illness and if anything, only looks at the political debate of the day as a mere justification for their criminal behavior. This dark spot in history has

led to suggestions by some to collect all firearms, or pass stronger laws restricting our second amendment the right to bear arms. Some legisClermont lators have even County Chief suggested restricDeputy tions to our first Sheriff Rick amendment right freedom of Combs to speech, restricting Community what can be said Press Guest to elected officials, Columnist and enacting laws requiring law enforcement officers to act as security to all events where a member of congress or the senate is present. In other words, a security detail similar to Secret Service protection provided to the president. Like many ideas, this would be great in an ideal world, but imagine the logistics of providing security to 435 congress members, and 100 senators between Washington and their districts and to and from the many events they attend in our communities; the cost would be billons.

It appears that there were many warning signs about the behavior of the alleged murderer Jared L. Loughner. When confronted with someone who appears to be suffering from some type of mental illness, who writes or speaks of violent acts against our citizens or elected officials it is imperative to notify police or county sheriff. This may provide an opportunity to direct a person who may need mental health care to the appropriate resource. Coordinators should notify law enforcement when events such as the one in Tuscon are in the planning stages so a complete threat analysis can take place and proper planning for security can occur, if necessary. Let’s not rush to judgment and rewrite our U.S. Constitution or inhibit our rights. Let’s just learn from this horrible incident and educate our citizens to report suspicious action immediately. Perhaps Tucson could have been avoided if law enforcement had been provided information available on the alleged shooter and the proper mental illness provider notified. Rick Combs is the chief deputy at the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

Looking at 75 years of Social Security Social Security is the nation’s most successful domestic program. It’s easy to look back at what a difference it has made over the past 75 years. And 2010, our diamond anniversary year, has been full of accomplishments. We launched an important new service in 2010: The online Medicare application. It allows people reaching age 65 who opt to delay receiving retirement benefits to apply for Medicare coverage from their computer in as little as 10 minutes. Also exciting is that we reunited the original cast of “The Patty Duke Show” to promote the new application. Reunite with the cast and go to the Medicare application at Speaking of Medicare, a “twist” in the law makes it easier for more people to qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs because some things no longer count as income and resources. Chubby Checker, who made “The Twist” popular, helped make the announcement with a public service campaign. Learn more, and watch Chubby twist again, at www.socialsecuri- We took great strides last year to help speed up the disability process, helping people with the most severe disabilities Sue Denny get their benefits faster as well as Community reducing the Press guest number of people columnist waiting for a hearing on their appeal. The agency continues to make the disability hearings backlog a top priority. Learn more at the Hearings and Appeals website: At Social Security, customer service satisfaction remains high. The agency took the three top spots for customer service in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Social Security’s online Retirement Estimator and benefit application remain in the top spots, and the Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs application placed third. We even beat Netflix in customer service satisfaction. Social Security employees are

satisfied, too. Employees rate Social Security as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government according to The Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. If you’re thinking of joining the team, visit Social Security has shown that transparency is as important to us as it is to President Obama. In January, the agency made new data available to the general public, supporting the President’s Transparency and Open Government initiative. In February, the agency launched an Open Government website at and in April Social Security used that website to showcase the agency’s Open Government Plan. The 75th anniversary of Social Security was an exciting year, and not only because we reflect back on a long history – but because we have many great things going on right now. Sue Denny is the Social Security public affairs specialist in Cincinnati.

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June 23, 2011

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Det. Pavia cracks computer crimes By Kellie Geist-May


Chee Wang, the general manager of Koto Japanese in Eastgate, said the atmosphere, food and competitive pricing makes Koto Japanese a destination.

Koto Japanese opens in Eastgate By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. - When Koto Japanese moved into the shopping plaza across from the former Bigg’s Place Mall, General Manager Chee Wang knew there was a lot to be done. After many hours of work a few months later, Wang is happy with the renovated space. There’s full bar with dark granite counters in the center of the restaurant with a Hibachi area on the left and a regular dining room on the right. There’s also a sushi bar. “It has a really nice atmosphere,” he said. “And our dragon roll is amazing.” Koto Japanese opened at 700 Eastgate South Drive in May. The Japanese Steakhouse has other locations in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. Wang thinks people will love the food and the experience of Koto Japanese. “We have a great combination of ambiance and affordable pricing. We have something for everyone and we won’t (break) the bank,” Chee said. Union Township Trustee Tim Donnellon already is a


Koto Japanese is open from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is at 700 Eastgate South Drive, Suite 330, in the strip mall behind Rally’s. For more information or to make reservations call 7523826 or visit fan of the new restaurant. “The food is exceptional. Union Township needed more of a sit-down restaurant – we don’t have many of those,” he said. “If you stop in and eat, you’ll want to go back.” Donnellon is also happy to see that area get a new, renovated restaurant. “Activity breeds activity and, when you get a place like Koto Japanese that makes a big investment, you start to see the neighboring areas fill up,” he said. “Jungle Jim’s has generated some activity in that area and it’s a benefit to Union Township.” Wang said Koto Japanese is looking forward to the business Jungle Jim’s will bring to the area.

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John Pavia is a detective with the Union Township Police Department and if a case comes involving a computer – it's got his name on it. Pavia investigates all of the township’s sexually-oriented and juvenile-based crimes, but he also leads all of the township’s computer forensics. It all started when he won the door prize at an Access Data seminar in 2008. “I won all the software, but I didn’t have any training. I called Sgt. (Scott) Blankenship and we set up the classes,” he said. The Access Data software allows the police to make a forensic copy of a suspect’s hard drive from a computer, gaming system, flash drive and more. Once that drive is copied, Pavia can mine it for pertinent information. “It’s not like it is on TV – there’s no ‘find evidence’ button – it’s time consuming,” Pavia said. The evidence has helped close pornography cases, but Pavia also has worked on hard drives involved in drug and financial crimes. “We have more cases involving computers than we did when we first got the software. I think it’s important we have the computer forensics program so we don’t have to send the (hard-drives) out,” he said. Lt. Scott Gaviglia said the experience has made a big difference in Union Township. “Before, we’d get a disturbing case where we’d have to send the computer


Union Township Police Detective John Pavia operates the department's computer forensics program. It started when he won the software package at a seminar in 2008. out and it would take four or five months for the evidence to come back. Now we can cut that down to a matter of days or weeks and it helps us move through these cases more quickly,” Gaviglia said. “Detective Pavia has done Union Township a great deal of good.” Most of the classes and work that went into setting up the computer forensics program came through grants, Gaviglia said. While Union Township readily works with neighboring agencies, the nature

of technology has had Pavia working with cases from around the globe. He’s collaborated on youth sex crimes with police departments from Canada, Germany and Belgium and he’s worked with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Of course, at the end of the day, Pavia is one of five detectives working with the Union Township Police Department and he also juggles a daily caseload. The Amelia resident joined Union Township in 1999 after leaving a military

investigations unit in 1998. He spent seven years with the road patrol before moving to investigations in 2006. While he enjoys working with the new technology and staying up to date on training, Pavia said he didn’t plan to be a computer guy. “I don’t do computer forensics every day and it’s just something that sort of came together after that seminar,” he said. “I always wanted to be in investigations, though.”

Monroe Twp. woman wins poetry contest By John Seney

MONROE TWP. - Ella Cather-Davis said she has a small amount of Cherokee blood in her ancestry. But that wasn’t necessary for her to win a prize in an Native American poetry writing contest. Wanda Sue Parrott of Monterey, Calif., one of the organizers of the White Buffalo Native American Poet Laureate Contest, said the only requirement is an interest in Native American culture. Parrott, who claims to have some Native American ancestors, said she was named an honorary chief of the White Buffalo tribe in 1968. The White Buffalo Tribe, she said, promotes interest in Native American culture by sponsoring literary contests. “It’s just symbolic,” she said of the tribe. “It’s for people with Native American blood or sympathy.” Parrott said the contest began several years ago with just one winner a year.


Ella Cather-Davis of Monroe Township was runner-up in a poetry contest. This year, there were so many good entries the judges decided to add two second-place winners, which were called the White Buffalo Calf Awards. Cather-Davis won one of the calf awards for her poem, “The Four Winds’ Song.” “She wrote a wonderful poem,” Parrot said of Cather-Davis’ entry. “She captured the native American spirit.” “It was a big honor to win,” Cather-Davis said. Cather-Davis said she

began entering writing contests several years ago when she went back to college and took a writing class. “My teacher said I should submit some of my stuff,” she said. Cather-Davis said she has long been interested in music, but never gave much thought to writing until recently. “You begin to look at the world differently,” she said of writing. Her son, who is interested in Native American cul-

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ture, told her about the White Buffalo contest and urged her to enter. Her winning poem, she said, is about “saving us from the silent death, which to me is nuclear.” She won $30 in the White Buffalo contest, only the second time she has won money in a writing contest. But the money is not the important thing. “It’s the thrill of being able to do something well,” she said. Cather-Davis said she and her family have lived on a farm in Monroe Township since 1976. “It looks like Kentucky, with a pond and a barn,” she said of her place. She is retired after working as a legal secretary at Provident Bank. She also worked for a while at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Before she took up writing, her main interest was music. She sang for 15 years in the Cincinnati May Festival chorus and still sings in small choirs. “That’s my passion,” she said of singing.


Bethel Journal

June 23, 2011



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


Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Network of weight-loss support programs. $26 annually, first meeting free. Presented by TOPS. 843-4220. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Free weekday child care available. Family friendly. $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $37 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford.


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


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Anna and Milovan: Father/daughter duo performs acoustic pop/folk/blues. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Literacy Spelling Bee, Noon, Live Oaks Career Development Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Registration 11:30 a.m. Silent auction and door prizes. Costume contest, lunch and prizes. Benefits Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown counties. $300 per team. Team registration required by June 10. Presented by Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties. 943-3740; Miami Township.

Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.



St. Columban Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Fish Fry is back. Music by Rusty Griswolds. Rides, food and games, funnel cakes, Sweet Maize kettle corn, great teen tent, kid’s tent and more. Beer with wristband and ID. Free. 683-0105; Loveland.

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


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.


Adult Beginner Golf, 6-7 p.m. Session 2. Weekly through July 21., Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road, Learn basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, wood shots and golf terminology. Instructed by PGA professionals. Ages 18 and up. $100; $90 resident. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.


ShareFest, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Churches in Milford-Miami Township area band together to do basic home repair projects and landscaping for families in need of a helping hand and various organizations. Free. Registration required. Presented by Milford ShareFest. 549-5669; Milford.

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.



Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Ben Alexander, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 2. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; Milford.


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


Illuminating Insects, 9 p.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Naturalist leads exploration of fascinating world of fireflies. Discover how and why these small beetles flash during early summer evenings. Meet at picnic shelter and bring jar or container. All bugs released after program. Free. 876-9013; Owensville.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Holman Motors Night - Firecracker 400. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 5


Sharefest Village and Free Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Road, Cookout, free sale, blood drive and free car wash. Collected clothing, furniture and toys from surrounding community available on first-come, first-serve basis. Includes music and children’s activities. Free. Presented by Milford ShareFest. 549-5669; Miami Township.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, Spare Change, acoustic rock hybrid, 2-5 p.m. League For Animal Welfare Adopt-A-Pet Event, 4-7 p.m. Hometown In The Round, a unique blend of songwriters that mix art, soul and craft into their songs, 5-9 p.m. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved Adult Remedial Driving Program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia. Amateur Radio Field Day, 2 p.m., Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mount Zion Road, Consecutive 24-hour event ending 2 p.m. June 26. Milford Amateur Radio Club demonstrates amateur radio and ham radio’s new capabilities. Learn how to get FCC radio license. Free. Presented by Milford Amateur Radio Club. 225-5830; Miami Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


St. Columban Festival, 6-11 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by Midnight Special with Rozzi fireworks. Free. 683-0105; www. Loveland.


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. $40. 683-1581. Symmes Township.



The Milford Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate amateur radio and ham radio’s new capabilities during the Amateur Radio Field Day starting 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and running coonsecutively for 24 hours until 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Attendees can also learn how to get FCC radio license. For more information, call 225-5830 or vsit


Ohio River Way Paddlefest, a canoe and kayak paddling event down the Ohio River, with music, food and activities, is Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25. It will feature recreation, entertainment and education for children and adults on and along the Ohio River. It begins with the educational Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 at Coney Island. The Ohio River & Outdoor Festival begins with Paddlefest registration at 10 a.m. June 24. Live music is 5-11:30 p.m. On June 25, the Ohio River Paddlefest Finish Line Festival is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Yeatman’s Cove. Visit Pictured is a scene from the 2010 Ohio River Way Paddlefest.


Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road, “The Momentous Truth.” Tellall game show-themed dinner could end with a jolt if the truth is revealed. $34. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Grand Opening Celebration, 1-6 p.m., The Growing Place East Church, 3464 Mount Carmel Road, Food, carnival games, Best Baker at the Place Contest, music and more. Free. 531-2386. Anderson Township.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Harvest and cure garlic, plant winter squash and summer crops in garden and fall crops in greenhouse. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Work one day or the whole season. Free. 6832340; Loveland. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 6


St. Columban Festival, 3-9 p.m., St. Columban Church, Music by the Modulators. Free. 683-0105; festival.aspx. Loveland.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Habits and Habitats, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through July 1. Spend the week exploring animal habitats of Cincinnati Nature Center. Ages 7-9. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

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LITERARY - STORY TIMES Baby Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount CarmelTobasco Road, Ages 18 months and under. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Rong Tan’s Bistro & Lounge, 606 Ohio Pike, 752-1907. Withamsville.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel. T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 3 0

Reptile Roundup, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through July 1. Chance to catch turtles, snakes, frogs and toads. Spend mornings hiking with snake bag and look for reptiles and amphibians. Compare differences between two groups and collect findings for Friday “Show and Tell” for families. Ages 7-15. $305, $235 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 8


Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. info@loveland; Loveland.


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


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. JJazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 7241070. Williamsburg. Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 553-4800. New Richmond.


Beyond the Butterfly Border, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenfield Plant Farm - Anderson Township, 6840 Clough Pike, Learn the difference between nectar and host plants. Follow the process from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. $15. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills School District Community Education. 624-8876; Anderson Township.

Civil War Weapons, 1:30-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Power Point presentation on Civil War Weapons. View Civil War memorabilia, priceless historical artifacts gathered from attics, closets and private collections. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692. Loveland.




Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Norman Neal, Civil War historian, presents Civil War weapons, their histories and uses, and demonstrates some of the weapons. View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.

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Fossil Fun, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati is known for its fossils. Discover what they are and why they are so easy to find. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. JSPN Summer Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Loveland Bike and Skate Rental, 206 Railroad Ave., Hit the trail with the JSPN crew and other Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 for leisurely cycle excursion to famous Schoolhouse Restaurant. Bring own bike or rent one for $12. Includes lunch. Bike rentals must be paid in advance by June 24, available online. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Access: Social Events for Jewish Young Professionals Ages 21-35. 3730300; Loveland.


Country singer Kenny Chesney comes to the Riverbend Music Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30. Guests are Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Tickets are $79.50, pavilion and $39.50, lawn, plus fees. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


Bethel Journal

June 23, 2011


What happens when we keep on keeping on? This is a reprint of a Father Lou column from 2010. Father Lou passed away this week after a long struggle with cancer. For further information, go to

Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again: “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?” “Why these

problems? Are they signs of a wrong choice and a directive to go backward?” “Did I blow it?” If you wonder about your life Father Lou in similar ways Guntzelman then you were symbolically Perspectives present years ago when a man came for an appointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disappointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “ You know, Father Lou, I’ve always thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you were younger, things would eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a

mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.” I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber, what are your options?” I inquired. “Well,” he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bot-

tom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.” After a long, thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.” You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though

he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.” Before me sat a very wise man. A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel like you’re meeting God halfway.”

Know the policy before using layaway for purchases During these tough economic times we’ve seen layaway become an increasing popular method of shopping at several area stores. You can put down a little money over time until you’ve paid enough to buy the item. But, just what are your rights when you buy something on layaway? Meg Corcoran of Price Hill said she was surprised when she couldn’t immediately get her money back after she changed her mind about buying a patio set.

She found the furniture in a store last April. “ T h e guy says, ‘Well you can put it Howard Ain on layHey Howard! away.’ I s a i d , ‘That’s great because I do like to do that.’ So, I put down $200, and then I sent him another $200 later on,” Corcoran said. All those payments were

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Corcoran said the salesman told her, “I couldn’t have my money back until he sold the set I ordered, sold it to somebody else. We went round and round about it and he said he put out his own money for the set.” Like many people, Corcoran said she had no idea there is an Ohio law governing layaways, and didn’t know what it was. “No, I didn’t. It wasn’t on my receipt or anything. He says it’s posted on his cash register, but I didn’t see it.”

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Bethel Journal


June 23, 2011

Wooden bowl holds memories, salad dressing

When we pick the first tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, I like to make my mom, Mary Nader’s, lemony salad dressing. I would have liked to teach it in class, too, but she, and I, never measured. Well, I finally bit the bullet and did just that: measured ingredients as they went in. I’m sharing that recipe today and hope you like it as much as we do. And when I make the dressing, I’m reminded of the time that we didn’t have salad for supper. Let me explain. My mom never had a lot of mixing bowls – she used hand-hewn wooden bowls from Lebanon for the most part. But for our salad (and we did have salad almost every day to accompany the meal) she used a stainless steel bowl. It was a bit battered and it was the only bowl she had for this purpose. Mom also used a wooden pestle called an “in-duhuh” to crush her garlic with salt and pepper for the dressing. Well, one day she couldn’t find the bowl so we didn’t have salad!

Ugly Tub?

My sist e r s blamed me – they said I took it out into the yard to m a k e s o m e Rita mud-pie Heikenfeld creation. What I Rita’s kitchen find amusing is that our yard was the size of a postage stamp so why it took over a day to locate the bowl is beyond me. Anyway, whenever I see a serving bowl that I “just have to have,” I stop and remember how few serving pieces Mom had, so I smile and leave it on the shelf.

My mom’s lemon salad dressing

This is typical for Middle Eastern dressings. It is quite lemony and is not a “fancy” salad. This is a base recipe, so go to taste on it. If you add tomatoes, cukes, onions, etc., add them to the dressing first and some of their juices will go into it, flavoring it nicely. If you add parsley, mix it in

with the greens. Cheese should be sprinkled on after mixing if you want some. But don’t overdo on the cheese. A little goes a long way and you don’t want to mask the flavor of the dressing. This amount serves two but is easily increased to your needs.

1 ⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic or equivalent clove of garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix garlic, salt and pepper together. I use my wooden pestle (in-duh-uh) for this but a fork works well. Stir in juice and olive oil. You won’t have a lot of dressing but don’t be fooled. This is enough for 3 to 4 cups chopped lettuce, a tomato and some cucumber.

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Rita Heikenfeld’s mom’s salad with lemony dressing. The bowl was also handed down from her along with the pestle. at restaurants. The coleslaw we ate at the Fish Hopper Restaurant in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, during our 49th anniversary is different than any coleslaw we have eaten,” she said. Sounds good to me!

Mix and chill prior to serving:

8 cups shredded mix of green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots (your choice of proportions) 1 cup golden seedless raisins 1 cup chopped papaya (Libby’s canned, welldrained, or fresh) Enough Marzetti’s cold

slaw dressing to moisten well. 1 cup chopped Macadamia nuts Variation: Add orangeflavored cranberries and minced onions to taste.

Mango jicama slaw

Someone gave me this recipe during a class I was teaching. I didn’t get his name – he just pressed the recipe in my hand and said “try it.” I haven’t tried it yet but intend to. If you do, let me know how you like it. Jicama may be unfamiliar to you, but it’s a tuber-

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until serving. This makes four servings.

Recipe correction

According to Pam Anderson, the recipe for the strawberry pie needs to be altered slightly. “I think there may be 1 tablespoon too much water in the pie. It’s not setting perfectly for some. Just reduce water in cornstarch slurry from 1⁄4 cup to 3 tablespoons,” she wrote. Thanks Pam. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Insects illuminate the night at Pattison Park June 24 By Kellie Geist-May

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1 mango, julienned 1 ⁄2 cup carrots, julienned 1 pound jicama, peeled and julienned 1 red bell pepper, seeded and julienned 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 ⁄2 cup fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to taste


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ous root veggie that’s juicy and crunchy. It tastes a little bit like an apple and can be eaten raw or cooked.

CLERMONT COUNTY - Whether you call them lightening bugs, fireflies or glow worms, these mysterious insects are often synonymous with warm summer evenings. “In Clermont County, almost everyone caught lightening bugs as kids, but I don’t know how much kids really know about them,” said Keith Robinson, chief naturalist with the Clermont County Parks District. The park district will host a spe-

cial program about fireflies called “Illuminating Insects” at 9 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Pattison Park in Stonelick Township, 2228 U.S. 50. “This is the first time we’ve tried a program about lightening bugs,” Robinson said. “We are going to talk about their life cycle and history and then we’ll go out and look for some.” Those who attend the program, which will be on the far side of the lake at Pattison Park, are encouraged to bring something to keep the lightening bugs in for the duration of the program. Robinson said the bugs will be released at the end.

The program is open to everyone. Robinson said fireflies are bioluminescent – which involves a chemical reaction. “Fireflies emit light to attract a mate,” he said. “Males will flash a distinctive pattern, then, if they are interested, females will send a single flash. Generally, the faster flashing males tend to get the most response.” Parks Director Chris Clingman said “Illuminating Insects” is just one of many programs the Clermont County Parks District offers throughout the year.

“We provide education programming in the areas of natural and cultural resources. It provides opportunities for citizens of the county to learn more about the natural world around the and, hopefully, give them a new spark for protecting and better understanding the natural world in their own backyard,” he said. For more information about “Illuminating Insects” or any of the Clermont County Parks District’s programs, visit or call 752-2977.

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Bethel Journal

June 23, 2011


Hummingbirds act like helicopters Howdy folks, Last week we went and got a swarm of honey bees. They were in a pine tree, on the bottom limbs. They had been there for some time and started to build comb on two limbs. This was a nice bunch of honey bees. We were watering the garden until we got one inch of rain last week. As I write this article the hummingbirds are fighting over the hummingbird feeder. These little birds are our favorite birds. How they can hover, fly backwards, go up or down. They make me think of a helicopter. Last Wednesday, the Junior Grange that Ruth Ann and Bonnie are in charge of met for a meeting and are making crafts for the Grange convention this fall. The crafts they are making is using corn shucks, a doll, a broom, a

coaster or other things. These children are so talented. Ruth Ann soaked the shucks in water to soften them up. They will meet again this Tuesday to continue working on other projects. Ruth Ann and I will take them to the Grange Convention in October. The convention will be held in Columbus at the airport area. There will be dozens of these items at the convention. It is so exciting to see all the items these children make. Last Friday evening the 50 plus group from the Bethel United Methodist Church met for our monthly get together. There was a fine group there. We met at the Bob Evans Restaurant in Hamlet for a meal and fellowship. While I was mowing last Monday, I noticed the black raspberries are starting to ripen. I saw one, that was ripe, so Ruth Ann got it

to eat. As she was eating it she made a little “um um.” That meant it was wonderful. Last Sunday Ruth Ann and I stopped at a neighbors house after church to see a stained glass window. The scene was a vineyard with bunches of grapes. There were other scenes in the window. The glass was 9 feet long by two feet high. This lady does so much with glass and is sure good. Then on Monday morning we went up to help them get it ready to deliver. This was a very very tedious task, they had it on a wood platform. After shrink wrapping we helped carry it out to a van. They delivered the window to a family and got it installed with no damage to the glass, only to the nerves of the lady that made it and her husband that helped install it. Karen Massman started mak-

ing this project this past March. This would be a nerve wracking job. How she can make something like this is real talent. The Ole Fisherman and wife say congratulations to the maker and the buyer. The Bethel Community Savings Bank are at it again. On Aug. 13 beginning at 8 a.m. they are having a 10K run/5K walk. This will benefit the Bethel-Tate Schools scholarship fund, also the Bethel Ministerial Association. These are two deserving funds. This will be a good activity so to register, contact Greg McCormick at 6526225. Last week I wrote about strawberries. Ruth Ann got the word last Monday that the strawberries are done for the year, due to so much rain and the extremely hot weather. The fishing is good. Crappie,

catfish, bluegills, muskie are really feeding good. The George tournaments they Rooks have here at East Fork have some Ole heavy weigh-ins Fisherman of crappie and bass. Put July 9 on your calendar for the Monroe Grange Homemade Ice Cream Social from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. This is open to the public. There will be sandwiches, pie, cake and lots of homemade ice cream available. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Consider donating an item for senior auction I just finished watching a show on HGTV called “If Walls Could Talk.” On the surface it sounds a bit risqué, but it’s about people who have bought old homes and have found items in secret compartments, in the attic, or even buried in their yards. Some are quite valuable and some are not. Our home was two years old when we bought it, so there are no secrets here. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have forgotten treasures. I periodically search through boxes and plastic tubs stashed away in closets and the basement. I have no hope of finding

Senior Services golf outing raises money for programs Clermont Senior Services raised more than $17,000 at the recent golf outing at Stonelick Hills Golf Club. The top three teams are: First place - Performance Lexus team of Ralph Sells, Greg Sullivan, Todd Geers and Dan Vosel; second place - Rocklin team of Ted Groman, Rick Hemmer, Brian Bode and Mark Fynewever; third place - Midwestern Plumbing Service team of Jim Bushman, Jim Armstrong, Tom Carr and Derrick Gardner. Interim Health Care and Jake Sieber, Sieber Construction, Inc. were the two major event sponsors. The Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau, E.C. Nurre Funeral Homes, Midwestern Plumbing Services, National Bank & Trust, RiverHills Bank, American Modern Insurance Group, and Angelo Santoro, Santoro Engineering, also provided sponsorships. Many thanks to Home Depot of Milford, George Brown, Golden Rule Catering, Lee & Jack’s TV & Appliances, the board members of Clermont Senior Services, United Health Care and the gift-in-kind donors for their generosity, and the 24 volunteers that showed up to help. The money raised will be used for Meals on Wheels, home repair, transportation, adult day services and other program to improve the quality of life for Clermont County senior citizens. For additional information on services provided, visit or call 724-1255.

something of great value, but downsizing the cubic feet needed for storage is r e w a r d enough. Linda Eliminating Eppler clutter and e t t i n g Community gorganized is Press guest an instant columnist gratification chore. Spring is traditionally the time of year people do this – hence, the phrase ‘spring cleaning.’ It’s always fun to go through stuff. It brings back memories of how it was acquired. But that

I rarely have yard sales anymore. They are too much work and not a lot of return, so I typically donate my unwanted items to a charity. doesn’t mean that I don’t want to get rid of it. To everything there is a season. I rarely have yard sales anymore. They are too much work and not a lot of return, so I typically donate my unwanted items to a charity. I hold on to my best items to donate to the Clermont Senior Services annual antiques and collectibles

auction. This year it is Sept. 9. A number of items already have been donated, but we need many more. We are specifically interested in quality items including artwork (prints and originals), small antique furniture, crystal and collectibles such as glassware, dolls, toys, etc. Almost everyone has a

few things they would like to clear out, and the CSS auction is a great option. Something you have grown tired of over the years may be someone else’s next treasure. The proceeds go to support services like Meals-onWheels, home care, adult day services, transportation, and more. Of course, all

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Bethel Journal


June 23, 2011

Bethel UMC to host ice cream social, concert Master Gardeners host annual plant sale

An evening of worship, ice cream feasting and an outdoor concert by Jimmy Dooley is scheduled at Bethel United Methodist Church Sunday, June 26. A 6 p.m. evening worship service in the sanctuary will offer an opportunity to unite the church’s multiple morning worship services into one joint evening service open to the whole community. New members will be received and special music will be shared.

At 7 p.m., the church and community are invited to move outdoors for an ice cream Dooley social that will include hot dogs, chips, popcorn, nachos with cheese, drinks and all the ice cream you can eat. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite homemade ice cream to share if

they wish. There also will be games and prizes for children, and a free entertaining, inspirational concert by Christian singer Jimmy Dooley. Chairs from the church will be available for this outdoor concert, or attendees may prefer to bring their own comfortable lawn chairs. Dooley, 29, has been singing since he was 5 years old. He has sung in a variety of groups, operated a recording studio and writ-

ten a number of great Christian songs that are sung by other singers. A versatile and talented performer, Dooley’s current solo ministry has flourished as he sings at nearly every kind of venue, from churches to fairs, civic centers to youth rallies, revivals and everything in between. Bethel United Methodist Church is at 402 W. Plane St.





Saint Mary Church,Bethel


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Saint Peter Church

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

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

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

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

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



Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Pastor Mike Smith


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

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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


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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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



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


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

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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


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

Something for children at each service


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


Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am



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


Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

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


You Are Invited!


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

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available


3398 Ohio SR 125

The Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteers (CCMG) held their annual Plant Sale May 21 on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. The turnout and sales were successful. Each year, the CCMG Volunteers divide plants from their own gardens, place them in containers and sell them. Since everyone’s gardens are very different, there is a wide

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

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12


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


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

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

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

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

9:30am 10:30am



CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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


7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

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

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

selection to choose from. The CCMG Volunteers also sort through their outdoor inventory to locate items they no longer use and put them in the sale as well. There were lots of books on gardens, wildlife, trees, plants and flowers. They also had gardening tools, planters and an assortment of other items for sale. All proceeds from the sale go to supplies and materials for several gardens the CCMG Volunteers maintain throughout Clermont County: The Cincinnati Nature Center Butterfly Garden and Herb Wall, Clermont County Juvenile Detention Center and The Matt Maupin Memorial at East Fork State Park in Bethel. Special thanks to the following for donating items for the annual plant sale: Sporty’s, Natorps, Valley of the Daylilies, Greenfield Plants & Nursery, The Flower Bed, Bard Nursery, and Grant Career Center. The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their Ohio State University County Extension Office. To become a Clermont County Master Gardener, v i s i t, download and complete the application, download and sign the “Master Gardener Volunteer Standards of Behavior” form, have a background check completed, and turn in all forms to the Clermont County Extension Office by Dec. 1. The classes will start in February/March 2012.

More meal choices now available for Clermont seniors The 350 older adults, who receive meals from Clermont Senior Services, are now getting a choice. “We are rolling out Savory Selects meals to our customers,” said Cindy Gramke, Clermont Senior Services chief operating officer. “There are 31 entrée choices that are available; we now offer everything from vegetarian meals to meatloaf, Baja chicken and steak hoagies. Not only is this providing seniors with a choice, it also provides us with a cost-effective way to deliver meals.” Most customers place an order, and then receive a week’s worth of meals that can be warmed in a microwave oven when needed. The food deliveries provide a nutritious, week-day meal to homebound seniors. To be eligible for the meals, customers must be 60 or older, a resident of Clermont County and unable to safely prepare a meal on their own. The suggested donation is $2 a meal; financial assistance is available. Call Clermont Senior Services at 724-1255 for more information about the Savory Selects home-delivered meals. Watch video about Clermont Senior Services and the Savory Selects program at:





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Wendell R. Collett, 56, 2880 Bolender Road, Felicity, theft at 494 Ohio 222, Felicity, June 8. Wendell R. Collett, 56, 2880 Bolender Road, Felicity, theft at 1263 Ohio 133, Felicity, June 8. Juvenile, 17, burglary, Bethel, June 8. Juvenile, 17, burglary, Bethel, June 8. Brandon James Stacy, 19, 2108 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, June 9. Arthur Bortell, 55, 313 Brown St., Bethel, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, June 6. Tommy Ray Jones, 48, 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse Pt. Isabel, Bethel, domestic violence, resisting arrest at 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11.

Bethel Journal

June 23, 2011

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

Amy Imjalli, 28, 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, burglary _ trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure when another person is present, with purpose to commit any criminal offense, intimidation _ victim witness by force, threat at 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11. Anthony Winkler, 51, 3785 Yankeetown Road, Hamersville, Oh 45130, receiving stolen property at W. Main St. & Front Street, Williamsburg, June 11. Michael Arrowood, 30, 3982 McMann, Cincinnati, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, open liquor container _ operator or passenger of motor vehicle, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O., possessing drug abuse instruments at Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, June 12. Ashley Radenheimer, 20, 750 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, domestic






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POLICE REPORTS violence _ knowingly cause physical harm at 823 Maple Creek, Moscow, June 10. Margaret J. Radenheimer, 52, 750 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, domestic violence _ knowingly cause physical harm at 823 Maple Creek, Moscow, June 10.

Criminal trespass

At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

Domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm

At 823 Maple Creek, Moscow, June 10.

Domestic violence

At Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 3212 Ohio 756 Lot 18, Felicity, June 7.

Breaking and entering

At 1268 Maple Tree Lane, Moscow, June 6. At 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, June 8.


At 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11. At 2591 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, June 11. At 3440 Ohio 774, Bethel, June 11. At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

At Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, June 13.

Drug paraphernalia

At 3563 Clover Road, Bethel, June 12. At 715 W. Walnut St., Felicity, June 9.

Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O.

At Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, June 13.

Illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs

At 810 Hopewell Road, Felicity, June 8.

Intimidation - victim witness by force, threat At 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11.

Open liquor container - operator or passenger of motor vehicle

At Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, June 13.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, June 13.

Possession of drugs

At 3563 Clover Road, Bethel, June 12.

Receiving stolen property

At 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, June 1.

Fugitive from justice

Resisting arrest

Identity fraud


At 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11. At 1797 U.S. 52, Moscow, June 7.

At 3188 Goodwin Schoolhouse, Bethel, June 11.

At 110 East St., Georgetown, Oh

45121, June 6.


At 3446 Smyrna Road, Felicity, June 7.


At 1263 Ohio 133, Felicity, May 25. At 494 Ohio 222, Felicity, March 31. At 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, June 1. At 3650 Franklin Road, Felicity, June 12. At 4237 Ohio 743, Moscow, June 12. At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, June 8. At 2591 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, June 11. At 2601 Gaylord Ave., Bethel, June 9. At 274 Bear Creek Road, Felicity, June 11. At 2816 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 8. At 3380 Patterson, Bethel, June 6. At 494 Ohio 222, Felicity, March 31. At 810 Hopewell Road, Felicity, June 8. At 949 Hopewell Road, Felicity, June 9.


At 3380 Patterson, Bethel, June 6.


Stephanie Moore, et al. vs. Matthew Franckhauser, et al., professional tort. Jane M. Simpson vs. Milford Christian Kiddie College, Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald J. Shelander, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Edward A. Boudreau, et al., foreclosure. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Scott Walton, et al., foreclosure. Freedom Home Mortgage Corp. vs. Franklin D. Braun Jr., et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Roland V. Neth, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Ian T. McDonald, et al., foreclosure. PennyMac Mortgage Investment vs. Denise M. France, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Jeffery A. Prickett, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Bonnie Jean McClanahan, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Elizabeth A. Lagemann, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Andrew L. Hayes, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Mike Glover, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Erin E. Bagnoli, et al., foreclosure. Everbank vs. Sheila J. Mattie, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Jason L. Prater, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Rosemary Reinhart, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Ruth Owens, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jeffrey R. Klein, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Anthony P. Thomas, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont

County vs. Robert Stout, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Delores A. Hall, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. vs. Mary Jo Larkin, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Clermont County Treasurer vs. Daniel Lee Hitch, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Annette Yaden, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Clermont County Treasurer vs. Mary H. Shelton, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. David C. Knapke, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Kevin J. Atkins, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Jeremiah Spurlock, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Richard E. Fritz, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Wade A. Pattison, et al., foreclosure. State of Ohio vs. $703.69 U.S. Currency, Jarrod Messer, other civil. Jennifer Brown Witsken vs. Dawn Stanton, other civil. SSC Eastgate Square Center LLC vs. Michelle Q. Dang, et al., other civil. Discover Bank vs. Betty D. Bronson, other civil. Bethesda Hospital vs. Geary Peel, other civil. Bethesda Hospital Inc. vs. Ted Smallwood, other civil. BB and T Financial FSB vs. Lisa J. Miller, other civil. CACH LLC vs. Eric A. Hayden, other civil. PNC Bank NA vs. Investment Property Managers Co. Inc., et al., other civil. Ken Losekamp vs. Ford Motor Co., other civil. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. George Mark L. Lindsey, other civil. State of Ohio Department of Taxation


Roger Braun, Hamersville, pole barn, 415 Felicity Higginsport, Franklin Township, $12,000.

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Bethany Renee Ragland, 25, 98 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, theft, criminal damaging, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Daniel Perry, 36, 5632 Ivy Lane, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Rebecca K. Hamblin, 32, 200 University Lane, Batavia, illegal assembly

or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Brandon Scott Dietrich, 27, 5951 Hunt Road, Blanchester, trafficking in drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, obstructing justice, Narcotics Unit. Dora Denise Cook, 38, 8501 Ohio 132, Pleasant Plain, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiracy to commit the illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Heather S. Fields, 40, 14814 Bodman Road, Mt. Orab, aggravated

vehicular assault, stopping after an accident, OVI, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas J. Vaccariello Jr., 23, 553 Delta Ave., Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kenneth J. Seibert, 45, 5420 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Joseph Rhoten, 30, 243 McCullough St., Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua William Turner, 18, 249 McCullough St., Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Douglas Adamski, 26, 421 Leath Ave. No. 1, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.




Heather Branham vs. Donald Branham Beverly Geer vs. Barry Geer Cynthia Cox vs. Carl Cox Robert M. Waters vs. Donel L. Waters


Michelle M. McGaha vs. Michael McGaha Melissa Jenkins vs. Robert Jenkins Jr. Kim M. Goldwasser vs. Brian D. Goldwasser Shawn D. Stephens vs. Crystal D. Stephens Jeana M. Chandler vs. Jeff S. Chandler Orlando Okoth vs. Miel Yarbrough Sharlene A. Kreitzer vs. David L. Kreitzer Dick Lin vs. Helen Lin Karen S. Harrison vs. Robert C. Harrison


DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email or visit

ATLANTIC CITY CASINO RESORTS Emerald Entertainment presents a luxurious coach tour, Sept. 13-16. $379/person/dble occupancy on the Boardwalk. Call 513-418-7815

DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids’ pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. . D- 513-528-9800, E- 513-752-1735

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N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio-732-2218 or 732-2580

Doors Open 5:30pm Preliminaries 7:00pm Instant Table Opens 5:30pm $3500 Payout Each Week (with 200 players) All you can PLAY PAPER for $10 Loads of instant Games including King of the Mountain & a Large variety of Joe’s

Play Bingo FREE the week of your Birthday Progressive Jackpots Crank It Up!

Free Dinner the 3rd Friday of the month Security On Site Must be 18 Yrs Old

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387


1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio

Thurs-Friday-Saturday Doors Open 5:30 Loads pmof

License# 0202-27

(2) $1000 JACKPOT GAMES Not in Package Penalty By Number

Instant Tickets Must be 18 yrs. old.

Call 513-843-4835 for more information INSTANT BOOTH OPEN MON-SAT 11-5PM

Holy Trinity SVDP Bingo Monday Night 7:00pm Doors Open 5:30pm Located at VFW Hall 4070 Greenbriar Rd. Batavia, OH 45103

$1,000 Coverall Snack Bar • Pull Tab Games King of the Mountain Win on Diamonds Joe's • Flash Seals

BEST OF SIESTA KEY Gulf front condo, Crescent Beach. All amenities. Bright & airy. July 4th Special! Weeks also avail. from 7/23. Cincy owner, 232-4854

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Instant Players Special Package Price

$5 - 6-36 Faces $10 - 90 Faces Computer $1

$4,500 Guaranteed Payout Each Night! Fri, Sat Nights

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2 BR , 2 BA Gulf Front con do. Heated pool, balcony. Many upgrades. 513-771-1373, 448-7171

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2012, Monthly Discounts •


Plan a stay with Seashore Vacations. Oceanfront condos. Walk to dine and shop. Golf discounts. Free tennis. Call 1-800-845-0077 or book online at

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:


Animal Rescue Fund Bingo





MARRIAGE LICENSES Thomas Meisberger, 20, 3677 Bass Road, Williamsburg, student, and Brooke Otten, 22, 1655 Blue Sky Park, Williamsburg, data specialist. Jacob Rounds, 22, 435 Newtonsville Road, Newtonsville, registrar, and Megan Whitmore, 22, 10320 Peach Tree Lane, Cincinnati, sales associate. Ronnie Puckett Jr., 44, 2629 Airport Road, Bethel, manager, and Jamie Ingram, 43, 2322 Half Hill, Bethel, self employed. Andrew Disbennett, 25, 2094 Oak Corner, Hamersville, water plant operator, and Nicole Menshouse, 24, 10515 Drake, Hamersville, customer service. Danny Knight, 51, 3604 Bootjack Corner, Williamsburg, machinist, and Lisa Martin, 45, 3604 Bootjack Corner, Williamsburg, machine setter. Richard L. Jones 59, 333 Foraker, Greenfield, Ohio, retired, and Anna Seaman, 60, 865 W. Main St., Williamsburg, computer specialist.

vs. Denny J. Landis, et al., other civil. Transport International Pool Inc. vs. Uzbek Transport Express LLC, other civil. Wilmington College vs. Heather J. Johnson Felts, other civil. Cavalry SPV I LLC vs. Grant P. Timothy, et al., other civil. Autovest LLC vs. Jennifer Potts, other civil. Autovest LLC vs. Patricia Maschinot, et al., other civil. Amerifirst Home Improvement Finance Co. vs. Elizabeth Ann Glasock, other civil. James Dunn, trustee vs. United States of America, Attorney General of the United States, other civil. HKSPV2 LLC vs. Jeffrey T. Young, other civil.


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

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


Old Man’s Cave Hocking Parks Train Rides • Hiking • Fishing Inntowner Motel, rates $45/up. 1-800-254-3371 • 9:30 am-11pm

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

NORRIS LAKE. Powell Valley Resort. 2BR, 1BA, cov. porch, deck, lake access. $95/nt., (2 nt. min. 3rd nt. free w/3pm or later check-in). 432-562-8353 • bolt1898@gmail


Bethel Journal

DEATHS Samuel Foster

Samuel Foster, 67, Bethel, died June 13. Survived by wife Carol Foster; daughters Sherri (Wes) Meisberger, Sandra Foster; grandchildren Eric, Nicole Weber, Jacob, Caleb Morgan; siblings Foresta, Richard Foster. Services were June 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.

Dan O’Hara

Dan O’Hara, 59, Bethel, died June 15. Survived by children Jon, Rick (Jennifer), Katie O’Hara; siblings Larry, Dennis O’Hara, Linda Blankenship, Patricia Bolender, Roberta Gallagher. Preceded in death by sister Phyllis O’Hara. Services were June 18 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Jane Sandlin

“Granny” Jane King Sandlin, 89, Bethel, died June 17. She was a member of Felicity First Baptist Church. Survived by children Larry (Nancy) Sandlin, Judy (Bill) Reinhardt; grandchildren Jill (Avus) Ramsey, Jan (Scott) Ragland, Jason (Jana) Sandlin, Kelly (Rusty) Dunham, Eddie Urbanek; great-grandchildren Jamie (Drew) Swartz, Jakota Hatfield, Keri (Robby) Bunch, Trent, Brianna, Makayla, Moriah, Troy, Toby Ragland, Andrea, Maya Dunham, Lilly, Kenley Sandlin; greatgreat-granddaughters Makynna, Madalyn Swartz, Jayelin Kern. Preceded in death by husband Troy Sandlin. Services were June 21 at Felicity First Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials to Felicity First Baptist Church.

REQUEST FOR BIDS The Village of Bethel is accepting bids for (1) one valve maintenance trailer, equipped with an extendable and stationary unit, vacuum unit, operating valve Submeter GPS system, and software, to be used in conjunction with the valve preventative maintenance program. Sealed bids will be accepted at the Village of Bethel Municipal Building, 120 N Main St, Bethel, Ohio 45106 until Friday, July 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM at which time the bids will be Specifications opened and publicly read. may be obtained at the office by contacting Travis Dotson, Village Administrator, at 120 N Main St, Bethel, Ohio 45106, (513) 734-2243. The Village of Bethel reserves the right to reject any or all bids in part or in full. 1001646148 LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3734.05, Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. is holding a public informational meeting at 7:00 PM, July 25, 2011, at the Wm. H. Zimmer Station (Zimmer) located at 1781 US Route 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153. Enter the facility through Gate 6 and follow the signs. The meeting is to discuss Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.’s intent to obtain a Permit to Install (PTI) for the expansion of the Zimmer Landfill located in Clermont County, Washington Township, Ohio. The landfill, which has been in operation since January of 1991, accepts coal combustion by products produced by Zimmer and other Duke Energy power generating stations. The Zimmer Station consists of one 1300 megawatt steam electric generating unit which burns approximately 3.7 million tons of coal per year. The current PTI Application is presented as a modification of the original PTI. The purpose of the proposed modification is to expand the landfill onto 89 acres of property owned by Duke Energy, which is adjacent to the currently permitted and active landfill. The expansion is expected to increase the life of the facility by 22 years. Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. has filed a Residual Waste Landfill Permit to Install Application for the expansion of the landfill with the Southwest District Office of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Clermont County Board of Health. Details of the landfill construction, operation and closure were submitted with the applica1001646266 tion. Public Notice Following are the last known addresses for: Unit #5, C o u r t n e y Linn, 3415 Clover Rd. , Bethel, OH 45106 ; Units #36/40 Deanna Fletcher 3659 St. Rt. 50 , Williamsburg, OH 45176 ; Unit #38 Michael Schirmer 19450 Roscoe Blvd Northridge,CA 91324 Unit #55 Tia Kovalski 16204 Sams Dr. Williamsburg, OH 45176; U n i t s #70/71/103, Stan Morgan, 3724 SR 125 Bethel, OH 45103. In accordance with the provisions of state law, there being due and unpaid changes for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owners lien of the stored at goods Allstar Self Storage at 4232 Allstar Dr. Batavia, OH 45103, and due notice having been given to the owner of storage unit and its contents, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, will be disposed of at our discretion to satisfy an owners lien if payment in full, including all late fees are not received by June 15, 2011. 1001644585

On the record

June 23, 2011

LEGAL NOTICE Steven Garren I12 467 Breezy Lane Cincinnati, OH 45244; Debra & Clarence Perry B17 4477 Grandview Drive Cincinnati, OH 45244; Donnie Baker C45 2075 Harvey Road New Richmond, OH 45157; Nancy Ehas D38 4144 Otter Creek Drive Amelia, OH 45102; Jennifer Griffith D54 890 Lindasue Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245; Daniel Hunt E10 1757 Culver Ct. AmeJeff lia, OH 45102; Kellerman C50 3511 Snider Malott Road Mt. Orab, OH 45154; 22 Brian Sitz F16 Honeysuckle Amelia, OH 45102; Gregory Sturgill D47 1744 Bainum Road New Richmond,OH 45157. You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245, 1170 Pike Amelia, Ohio will be OH 45102 sold for payment due. 1001644624

Bethel Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club hosts annual clinic, grill out The Bethel Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club members held their fifth annual clinic and grill out at the Kelly’s farm in Hamersville June 5. During the clinic, the club had the older members help the younger members with their livestock projects and their general projects for the Clermont County fair for this summer. Robby Kelly and Shelby Church helped the members learn how to show goats. Kayla and Bobby Kelly helped members with hogs and chickens, the Bradley family helped with horses and Shari and Jean Kelly helped with the general projects. The Cloverbuds had activities to do such as make Father’s Day cards. They also painted chairs and picture frames. They learned about general projects and they decided what they want to show at the 2012 fair when they are eligible to show participate in 4-H as a regular member. They will complete a learning project on the animal they want to show when they are able. The important information that the members learned about was: The next Bethel Beefers & Sheepers meeting will be July 10 at the East Fork ranger station

Tyler Puckett catches a bass with only two casts into the water at a recent meeting of the Bethel Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club.

Chris Taylor, center, helps his little sister with a Cloverbud chair painting project at a recent meeting of the Bethel Beefers and Sheepers 4-H Club.

in Bethel at 7 p.m. Those participating in skillathon will start practicing at 6 p.m. The feeder calf weigh was be June 11 followed by the last Quality Assurance meeting and testing of poultry. The clothing projects are to be judged July 6 in the 4H Hall at the county fairgrounds. General projects and Cloverbuds will be judged July 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All general projects are judged at the 4-H hall. Anyone interested in joining 4-H are welcome to join anytime. New members are welcome. Call Penny Church, Bethel Beefers & Sheepers advisor, at 6787929.

Shelby Church teaches some members how to show a pygmy goat at a recent meeting of the Bethel Beefers & Sheepers 4-H Club.



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


147 Morris St. Nathan & Sarah Zimmerman to Lawrence Zimmerman, 0.3080 acre, $86,000.

318 S. Main St., Amanda Legner & James Baker, et al. to CitiMortgage Inc., 0.2460 acre, $88,488. 426 South Union, Eric & Tina Hendrix to Christopher Dunn, 0.2310 acre, $69,800.


508 Neville St., Gwendola Dees to

James Carr, $17,000.


2767 Bolender Road, Larry & Brenda Slater to The Huntington National Bank, 1.8000 acre, $30,000.


to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.5100 acre, $72,940. 314 Bethel Concord Road, Edith Hartwell, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.5000 acre, $26,667. 2089 Oak Corner Road, Shawn McNay, et al. to Citifinancial Inc., 1.6980 acre, $66,667.

2452 Bantam Road, Andrew Whaley


Reminds you, that the last day to pay second half 2010 Clermont County Real Estate Taxes without penalty and possible interest is

JULY 7, 2011

Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid such penalty and interest. If you have not received a tax bill, you may obtain one by calling:


Office hours of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (O.R.C. 323-08)

Try It Local discount deals offered

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program called Try It Local, an electronic discount program featuring local retailers, restaurants, service providers and more. New deals are offered two days a week at a deep discount of 40 to 90 percent off regular price. For example, $20 of food and drink at a restau-

rant will be offered for $10. The offers are delivered to Try It Local subscribers via email, social media, and There is no cost to sign up for Try It Local - visit to receive deal alerts. There is also no cost for companies to offer a deal; businesses interested being featured can visit for details.


THE E. C. NURRE TEAM… A FAMILY TRADITION AMELIA 177 W. Main Street 513-753-6130 NEW RICHMOND 200 Western Avenue 513-553-4132

Owners from Left: Dan Branham, Ed Nurre and Bob Hobson

BETHEL 315 W. Plane Street 513-734-2228

E. C. Nurre is a family business. And that family business has just gotten bigger. Joining Ed Nurre and Bob Hobson as an owner is Dan Branham, an experienced funeral director who has been an associate of the firm for over 12 years. What this new team means to the community is that our tradition of helping families in their time of need will not only continue, but will be made stronger with new ideas and better ways of serving.

If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified





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