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Kappel says goodbye to Grant By Roxanna Swift rswift@communitypress.com

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BETHEL — After 15 years as principal of Grant Career Center, Ken Kappel is retiring. Kappel came to Grant in 1998, after serving as assistant principal, then principal at Bethel-Tate High School. “He’s really been great to work with because he is supportive of both the kids and the staff,” said Pam McKinney, public relations director at Grant. Although he had a background in administration when he came to Grant, Kappel started out as an elementary, middle and high school band director in Jacksonville, Fla. He moved to Cincinnati after being accepted into a master’s degree program at the University of CincinnatiCollege Conservatory of Music.

After earning a master’s degree in trombone performance, Kappel played professionally as a freelance musician, at times touring with Broadway and Ringling Bros. shows. He eventually returned to his role as band director, this time in the Hamilton school district. While there, he earned his administrative certification from Xavier University. With a background putting together big musical shows, becoming an administrator was an easy transition, Kappel said. In 1996, he left Hamilton for the assistant principal’s position at Bethel-Tate High School. When he accepted the principal’s position at Grant two years later, he was not discouraged by the change of pace involved in running a career center. “At Hamilton High School, they have a job development

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center on their campus,” Kappel said. “Many of the students who I taught were also in the career development portion of the building, so I was kind of accustomed to vocational education.” One thing that set Grant apart from other schools was the low turnover in staff from year to year, he said. “For many years, I opened the school in August with exactly the same staff that I had when I closed it in May,” Kappel said. “It was surprising to come into a building where there were no changes from the end of one school year to the beginning of another.” Like many staff members, Kappel has remained dedicated to the school, said Superinten-

dent Ken Morrison. “I believe he has been a very loyal colleague,” Morrison said. The staff retention rate lent itself to a family atmosphere, which is the primary thing that kept him at Grant so long, Kappel said. “It’s a family here,” he said. “You stay here because of the relationships you build with the people.” As Kappel prepares to leave the family he has come to know at Grant, he is refocusing on his actual family. He expects to spend much of his time helping his mother and father, who are 88 and 90, respectively. He also plans to exercise, catch up on reading and travel with his wife. Kappel’s retirement goes into effect June 30. Williamsburg High School Principal Barry Daulton will succeed him.

Bethel council OKs dump truck purchase Officials saved money for purchase

ing purchased through the state cooperative purchasing program, which council renewed its participation in earliBy Keith BieryGolick er at the meeting. kbierygolick@communitypress.com “Cooperative purchasing allows you to purchase (items) at BETHEL — Village officials predetermined state-bid pricplan to replace a dump truck af- ing, which is lower than (what ter council members approved you typically pay),” he said. a purchase at their regThe old truck will be ular June 13 meeting. offered to surrounding “We are replacing municipalities and if our 1995 dump truck, none are interested it which is used for plowwill be sold by sealed ing snow from our bids, Dotson said. streets and spreading The old truck was salt, in addition to varipurchased with street ous other functions funds, so any money within public works,” Ausman generated by its sale said Travis Dotson, vilwould go back into the lage administrator. “The street fund, said Fiscal current dump truck has Officer Bill Gilpin. served us well over the Council member Lulast 18 years, but has excy Sheperd asked if ceeded its expected life there would be liability span.” concerns if someone The truck needed its bought the old truck. frame welded on twice, “We would disclose said Mayor Alan Aus- Dotson that information (about man. the frame),” Dotson “The rust and deterisaid. oration is rough on this Sheperd also asked if vehicle,” Ausman said. there could be a need for “We had a discussion the village to keep the two years ago about the old truck. dump truck with the “No, because we have cracked frame and what a smaller dump (truck) we were going to do that we use when we’re about that. The state in- Gilpin trimming trees with the spector came out at that electric department,” time and allowed us to weld it Dotson said. (on) once again.” Officials have been saving Officials plan to purchase a for five years to buy a new 2014 International 7400 model dump truck, Ausman said. “of similar size and function” “This is one of those items with a stainless steel bed that that we started accruing monshould prevent corrosion, Dot- ey for back in 2008 when we son said. started our capital replaceThe cab and chassis costs ment plan,” Dotson said. “So $80,303 and is being purchased you’re starting to see purfrom Rush Trucking, he said. chases made that have been Dotson said the truck is be- worked up to.”

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REDS ROOKIE FUN Emma Kamphaus, left, Brianna Horn and Matilyn Miller, right, all fourth-graders from Bethel take a break during the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. For more photos, see page A4. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Algae bloom found at East Fork State Park By Keith BieryGolick

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WILLIAMSBURG — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a recreational public health advisory at East Fork lake June 13. The advisory is still in effect, but could be lifted Friday, said John McManus, administrator at the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District. A blue-green algae bloom in the state park, on 3294 Elk Lick Road in Batavia Township, caused toxin levels at the park’s campground beach to rise to more than four times the acceptable level last week. “There are all sorts of algae blooms - some are harmful, some are not,” McManussaid. “This one is producing a toxin called microcystin.”

The EPA issued the lowest level of advisory, which warns the elderly, children and individuals with compromised immune systems to avoid the campground beach. The toxin was identified in 88 parts per billion of water samples at the park’s campground beach, McManus said. The highest advisory level requires the toxin to be found in 20 parts per billion, he said. But samples taken June 19 indicate the toxin level has gone down to 1.3 parts per billion, McManus said. Toxin was detected at the main beach, and although it never exceeded advisory limits, it has gone down as well, he said. “The bottom line is microsystin levels are way down,” McManus said. “According to state protocol that advisory sign will be posted for at least an-

Mark Day, assistant director of operations for the Clermont County water resources department, shows county and township officials the Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant during a facility tour May 29. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

other week, but they’ll test again this week.” McManus said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the change, but didn’t know why it happened. “Blue-green algae blooms are really poorly understood - we’re not sure exactly what triggers them,” he said. “As long as the microcystin toxins are present, (the EPA) will sample once a week until they go two weeks in a row

without finding any toxins.” Warning signs have been posted on the beach, but residents who swam there recently shouldn’t panic, he said. “If they’re feeling ill, they should go to a doctor,” McManus said. “But if they’re feeling fine, then there shouldn’t be any worries.” Something that would cause concern is if toxins

Wenstrup votes to protect life

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, June 18. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a co-sponsor of the bill, voted to support the legislation. “I firmly believe that all human life is sacred

and that life begins at conception,” Wenstrup said. “I have always and will always stand to protect the lives of the unborn. The disturbing details that recently came to light surrounding abortion clinics like Kermit Gosnell’s and his crimes highlight the

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infected the county’s drinking water. But no toxins have been discovered at the Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant in Batavia, said Mark Day, assistant director for the Clermont County Water Resources Department. “All of the samples that have been collected and analyzed to this point have been no-detect,” Day said. “None of the toxin has been present.” Officials will sample the drinking water every other day until toxin levels at the beaches go down, he

said. Even if microcystin made it to the treatment plant, Day said officials would still be able to keep it from contaminating drinking water. “We’re fortunate that the water plant is equipped with multiple barriers to prevent (contamination). The plant is filled with the latest and greatest technology,” he said. “Not only do we have the hardware to monitor (the toxin), but we have some of the country’s best people.” McManus said samples of the drinking water have continued to come back toxin-free. The park will be tested Wednesday and the results will be made available Friday on the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District’s Facebook page, he said.

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need to take action to prevent future atrocities.” Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor, was convicted of three counts of murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter and various lesser counts. His abortion clinic was described as a “House of Horrors” by his staff at trial. “This bill takes steps to protect some of society’s most vulnerable: Pregnant mothers and the unborn,” Wenstrup said. “It would prevent ending the life of unborn children that are capable of feeling pain past 20 weeks of gestation. I am proud to be a co-sponsor of H.R. 1797, and hope that the Senate takes up this important bill to further protect life.”

The Clermont County Commissioners May 29 recognize Army Maj. Mike Torok, a Bethel-Tate graduate, for his service. From left are: Commissioner Bob Proud, Clermont County Veterans Services Executive Director Howard Daugherty, U.S. Rep Brad Wenstrup’s constituent liaison Annie Wilkerson, State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s southwestern Ohio representative Marcie Longenecker, Commissioner David Uible, Torok, Thank You Foundation advisory board member Tracy Braden and Commissioner Ed Humphrey. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BRIEFLY Picnic in the Park

The Bethel Business Association members will host a good ole’ fashioned 4th of July “Picnic in the Park” in Burke Park from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Everyone is asked to bring their lawn chairs and pack a picnic lunch for yourself and your family. Tables will be provided. Live music will be perfomed by the Kinner Express, a clown, crafts and games in the shelter house and a puppet show. Dress in your red, white and blue to your American Spirit. Kids can decorate their bikes, wagons, scooters, skateboards or strollers and enter to win a prize in the Patriotic Parade in the park that will be lead by George Washington, aka Paul John from Pendelton County, Kentucky. Line-up is at 2:40 p.m. on the basketball court. For more information, call Teresa Baudendistel at 513-734-7007 or 513-3255348.

School meeting

The Bethel-Tate Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 15, at William Bick Primary School, 675 W. Plane St. A work session will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Grant birthplace

The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association will host a program about “The Travels of the Grant Birthplace,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Harmony Hill Museum, 299 S. Third St., presented by Greg Roberts. After Grant’s death in 1885, the U.S. Grant Birthplace became an iconic shrine to the famous general and 18th president. Hundreds of thousands of people including many Civil War veterans visited the birthplace cottage, not in Point Pleasant but in Cincinnati, Columbus, and many other places, as the birthplace was removed and toured the country. It took 50 years to bring it back to Clermont County. Roberts is a local historian and currently vicepresident of Historic New Richmond, Inc. They have managed the Grant Birthplace for the Ohio Historical Society since 1990. The program is free and open to the public. Call 724-7790 or 724-3657 to register.

July 4 in New Richmond

The week kicks off with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the bandstand on Suzanna Way. The Greenhills American Legion Band will perform and all veterans will be honored. July 4 will start with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Market Street School, 212 Market St. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children. The annual July 4 parade lines up at 10 a.m. at Festival Park, 1020 Front St. Everyone will step off at 11 a.m.Everyone is welcome to participate. Veterans will line up on Front Street, just across from the Plum Street Playground. All veterans will be honored during the parade, especially Korean War Veterans in recogni-

tion of the 1953 signing of the truse that ended hostilities. Fire trucks and EMS units will assemble on Race Street. Finally, fireworks over the river will begin at 10 p.m.

Summer help

The Clermont Community Services in partnership with the Ohio Department of Assistance and Office of Community Assistance will accept applications for the Summer Crisis Program July 1 and continue through Aug. 31. Income-eligible households with a member who has an illness that would benefit from receiving assistance, verified by physician documentation - or - a member who is 60 years of age or older may apply for assistance with their electric bill or an air conditioner not to exceed $175. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the HEAP staff at 732-2277, option 3. Due to the high volume of calls, callers may receive a recording. If so, leave a brief message and the call will be returned as soon as possible.

7, in the historic Mt. Zion Chapel on ClermontvilleLaurel Road. This service will feature patriotic songs and hymns sung by the noted soloist John Hale of New Richmond. Veteran Ralph Shepherd will introduce and thank each veteran for his service and sacrifice. The names of those veterans lost this past year will be read, including Walter Benjamin, Maurice McClanahan and Betsy Burns, followed by a moment of silence. After the service, a reception will be held in the historic Lafayette School

across from the church.

Morgan’s Raid

To commemorate Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s 13-day raid of Ohio, and the role of the Union pursuers, in this historic clash 150 years ago this July, the Ohio Historical Society has established the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail. The trail is a 561mile self-guided driving tour tracing Morgan’s route through 17 Ohio counties. The tour includes more than 600 directional signs leading

travelers along the route, and 56 interpretive signs presenting historical information and stories. One of these interpretive signs is in Williamsburg. The Williamsburg sign will be dedicated and unveiled July 14. The sign is near the intersection of Ohio 133 and Ohio 276 across the street from the Croswell Bus sign. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. and will include speakers from the village, Ohio Historical Society and historian Rick Crawford. The ceremony will take place in the ballpark

area behind the church at Main and Eight streets. Parking is in the church parking area. Following the dedication, a reception will take place at Harmony Hill, at Third and Willow streets. This program will include speakers on Morgan’s Raid, Clermont County Civil War history, and patriotic music. Refreshments will be served. The Harmony Hill Association and Clermont County Historical Society museums will be open. The commemoration is open to the public at no charge.

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Garden club to meet

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the First Presbyterian Church, 199 Gay St. Hostesses for the evening are Kay Reveal and Julia Hess. Members will answer roll call by naming their favorite plants for a hanging basket. Vicki Wenstrup of Amelia Florists will present a program on floral designs. Plans will be finalized for the Williamsburg Home and Garden Tour that will take place Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. The theme of the tour is “Blooming Chairs” paying tribute to Williamsburg’s long history of furniture manufacturing. Tickets are available in advance from club members for $9 or at Windy’s World the day of the tour for $10. Eight gardens and two homes are included on the tour, as well as, four local garden centers. Ten vendors will offer gift and garden items for sale at the historic Harmony Hill tour location. Jewelery, stained glass, baskets, green products, pet-related items and decor gifts will be featured. The club will have their newly published cookbook for sale during the tour. The book contains 300 favorite recipes from members and sells for $15. The club welcome new members. For information about the tour or club membership, call 7243657.

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Library meeting

The Clermont County Public Library trustees will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

Veterans to be honored

As America prepares to celebrate its 237th birthday, the Monroe Township Historic Society will remember and recognize veterans from World War II and the Korean War at a special “Faith and Freedom” service at 2p.m. Sunday, July

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Children from all over Clermont County listen to instruction during the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Reds surprise in Batavia By Keith BieryGolick kbierygolick@communitypress.com

Those attending a four-week, youth baseball camp in Batavia got a surprise when Reds outfielder Derrick Robinson showed up June 17. Robinson pitched to children of all ages, challenged one group to a race and spoke to everyone during lunch. “It’s always a good feeling to put smiles on kids’ faces,” he said. “You always remember when you were younger and you looked up to the guys that played pro sports. So it’s always an honor to come back and put smiles on their faces.” Austin Moore, a sixth-grader from Bethel, said trying to get a hit off of Robinson was his favorite part of the camp so far. “It was cool,” said Quintyn Gordon, a second-grader from Batavia. “I can’t hit, but I’m trying to. When I hit it I’ll be good.”

The Reds Rookie Success League, hosted by the Reds Community Fund, started June 10 and continues to July 2. Officials hope kids leave with a love of the game, an understanding of fundamentals and a strong sense of character. “They get to learn all the fundamentals,” said Cortnei Weaver, outreach coordinator for the Reds Community Fund, in a previous interview. “But instead of doing it like a coach would set up drills, we teach them characterbuilding traits and how those apply to the game.” For Robinson, it was a chance to let the kids know he’s been in their position and he’s really not too much different from them. “Just because we’re playing a professional sport don’t mean we’re not human anymore,” he said. “We have fun just like they have fun.” For a video from the surprise visit, see http://cin.ci/14kxEAI.

Quintyn Gordon, a second-grader from Batavia, tries to get a hit off of Reds outfielder Derrick Robinson. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hank Jeffers, a fourth-grader from Bethel, takes a water break. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Reds outfielder Derrick Robinson visits with youth from Clermont County who participated in the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Steven Smithllie, a first-grader from New Richmond, runs the bases at the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Don Price, a volunteer from Batavia, instructs Kyler Bradford, a third-grader from Batavia, about proper swing technique during the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jace Canter, a third-grader from Batavia, left, gets ready for lunch with friends Ian Hiler, center, and Nate Price at the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Reds outfielder Derrick Robinson throws a pitch while Ashton Wolfe, a fourth-grader from Amelia, right, watches during the Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia June 17. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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FFA members challenge each other to participate This year the FelicityFranklin FFA chapter split into teams and competed against one another. The goal of Operation Teamwork was to encourage members to participate in as many activities as possible. The chapter had a good response. Ninety percent of the members participated in activities, from fruit sales to the 2013 FFA banquet. In the end there had to be a winner. The FFA Ninjas won the contest with their many activities and top fruit sales. They ended the

year with a total score of 149 points Friday, May 17, they were treated to a pizza party sponsored by Richard Clinger, owner of Clinger’s Marathon in Felicity. The members of the FFA Ninjas were Serena Spaulding, Hunter Barrons, Collin Dunaway, Dani Davis, Grace Hetterick, Seaira Blake, Austin May, Clintion Liming, Amanda Carnahan, Terra Shouse, Alexis Smith and Marshall Burchett.

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Felicity-Franklin FFA members enjoy Skyzone during their trip to the state convention in Columbus in May. THANKS TO ASHLEY DAVENPORT

Felicity excels at state FFA Convention

The Felicity Franklin FFA Chapter attended the 85th State Convention May 3 and May 4 in Columbus. Numerous students got to walk across the stage to receive personal awards as well as awards for the chapter. Felicity’s FFA Adviser Holly Jennings, Felicity Principal Robert Walker and Superintendent Glenn Moore were recognized for their support of the FFA. Members got to go to Skyzone, an indoor trampoline area. “It was really cool and I had a lot of fun,” said Mikayla Hamilton, FFA member. The FFA chapter had several members perform in the FFA State Band. Felicity was awarded Top Ten Chapter in Student Development, Chapter Development and Community Development as well Top Ten Chapter in the state. Chris Smith placed second in the state with his beef

FFA members attend Washington Conference

Felicity-Franklin FFA member Christopher Smith displayed his work at Bogie Greene Acres during his interview as a finalist in his Beef Placement Proficiency Award. He was later named second place winner in the state and awarded on stage at the annual state convention in May. THANKS TO ASHLEY DAVENPORT

production S.A.E. Wyatt Blackburn, Jodi Seale and Alexis Faubion received their State Degrees while attending the convention. Sydney

Snider was slated and then elected as the 2013-2014 State FFA Secretary.

Submitted by Ashley Davenport, Felicity FFA member.

HONOR ROLLS GRANT CAREER CENTER

The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2012-2013.

Straight A’s for the Entire Year Travis Bee, Mariah Canter, Shawn Davin, Kaitlyn Demaris, Coralena Emmons, Sarah Holman, Brittany Hubbard, Jeremy Lewis, Jessica Marsh, Jesse Miles, Kelsey Mitchell, Jaé Mosley, Alexandra Nissel, Miranda Noble, Danielle Peters, Marissa Planck, Angelo Quiles, Taylor Robinson, Clare Schaljo, Jodi Seale, Dakota Sicurella, Ashley Skinner, Thomas Stansbury, Rose Steel, Kayla Taulbee, Marissa Walls, Phillip White and Pearce Williford.

Principal’s List 4.0 GPA Morgan Calhoun, Mikayla Cooper,

Peyton Davis, Chelsea Emery, Matthew Forsee, Brittany Hahn, Phyllis Hammock, Erica Jones, Harlee McMahan, Ashley Miller, Tristan Murphy, Levi Rettig, Tonya Sheets, Shawnta Sweet, Spencer Taylor, Coty Thompson and Kimberly Wilson.

Honor Roll Brook Arwine, Janie Blum, Shelby Boggs, Tyler Boggs, James Borgerding, Shannon Bullock, Zane Cassity, Anna Christman, Sydney Clancy, Tiffanie Clifford, Brooke Corbin, Monica Craig, Tony Davis, Tosha Dooley, Trisha Dooley, Zach Dunn, Lane Edmisten, Andrew Fields, Tyler Frazee, Kourtney Frazier, Garrett Freeman, Ashley Gettes, Joshua Gilbert, Chris Hance, Miranda Hardin, Liberty Hauser, Selena Hernandez, Karey Herrin, Lukas Hos-

kins, Bobby Hull, Shane Jeffers, Sydney Kilgore, Philip Kinnair, Austin Kinnard, Autumn Kirsopp, Allyson Klump, Michael Lang, Alex Lilly, Kayla Macko, Corey Maness, Brian Martin, Joey Martin, Taylor McKinnon, Ciara Mills, Amber Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Ashley Noe, Megan Noe, Mariah Norris, Tiffany Overbey, Nate Parks, Lizzy Peace, Esteven Peacock, Nate Petri, Courtney Poe, Bradlee Prather, Melissa Radcliff, Gian Reyman, B.J. Roa, Josh Rowe, Alyc Ruiz, Sheyenne Sebastian, Johnathan Shepherd, Bryan Simmons, Destiny Smith, Jeffery Stevens, Stephany Sturgill, Heather Tatman, Roger Thornberry, Samuel Tremper, Gina Vieregge, Scott Wagoner, Heather Woodall and Dustin Woodruff.

Lykins Cos. awards scholarships Lykins Oil Company recently announced the 2013 Guy B. and Mabel Lykins Scholarship recipients. Each high school senior was awarded a $500 scholarship for college tuition. The scholarship recipients are: Brandon Steele - Goshen High School; Lauren Krebs – Roger Bacon High School; Nicole Brown – Sycamore High School; Jeremiah Vires – Monroe High School; Kendall Bartley – Williamsburg High

Felicity FFA members visited U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office June 6 in Washington D.C. as part of the Washington Leadership Conference with the National FFA Organization. From left are: Serena Spaulding, Alexis Christensen and Jodi Seale, all senior Felicity FFA members. THANKS TO SEAIRA BLAKE

School; Rachel Carter – Williamsburg High School; Candice Seibert – Clermont Northeastern High School; Daniel Fugett – Blanchester High School; Michael Weathers – BethelTate High School; Kelsey Krenwinkel – Milford High School; Allison Maynard – Circleville High School; Kaitlyn Howard – Fayetteville High School; Miranda Goetz – Fairfield High School and Hannah Sullivan – Walton Verona High School.

Each student submitted a scholarship application which included an essay on their community service activities. “These 14 students had the most impressive and impactful community service records. They are assets to their community and Lykins Companies is honored to help them continue their good works with college scholarships,” said Jeff Lykins, Lykins Companies president.

Three Felicity-Franklin FFA members traveled to Washington D.C. for the Washington Leadership Conference held by the National FFA Organization June 4 to June 9. The members were Alexis Christensen, Serena Spaulding and Jodi Seale. These three members learned how to impact their community through living out the FFA motto “Living to Serve.” The members also

toured the city visiting many monuments and memorials including Arlington Cemetery. Felicity FFA members also visited the office of Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and spoke with members of his staff regarding the Farm Bill and it’s impact on Ohio Agriculture. This conference is one of the largest FFA conferences held in the United States where more than 1,800 FFA members gathered this summer.

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list

University of Cincinnati spring semester - Nora Bare, Samantha Barr, Amber Binning, Kendra Boggs, Stephanie Booker, Morgan Brink, Brittany Brown, Allison Brunner, Michael Bryant, Joanna Buchanan, Kyle Burnett, Cody Burton, Morgan Byrd, Brittany Canter, Catherine Carnahan, Kaytlyn Carter, Stacy Conley, Kirsten Coulter, Angel Cox, Charles Cox, Tyler Crosby, Shandi Cunningham, Natasha Davis, Rachel Dunaway, Shawn Dunaway, Lindy Eckel, Raisa Finch, Brittany Fischer, Benjamin Grant, Skye Gruen, Beth Hall, Bridgett Hazenfield, Justin Heitmeyer, Tara Houlihan, Bryan Hughbanks, Luke Iding, Hannah Jones, Taylor Kenneda, Alexander King, Dustin King, Christopher Korczyk, Joseph Krusling, Regina Krusling, Joanna Lawrence, Kristen Lawwill, Lee Anne Lepak, Keith Lord, Shelby Lucas, Devan Macke, Ryan Malott, Sara Mathena, Leah Maurer, Reggie McKenzie, Hannah Menard, Terry Miller, David Mills, Alexandra Moe, John Moore, Leslie Moore, Paula Moore, David Morgan, Jacob Morgan, Jeremiah Moss, Brianna Neff, Matthew Patmann, Alice Patterson, Vivian Poe, Ameara Powell, Jeffrey Ragland, Sandra Ralston, Penny Rhoads, Hannah Rinehart, Taylor Ring, Alexis Roberts, Megan

Rossi, Kevin Rudd, Geoff Rutherford, Amanda Saylor, Christina Schuler, Heather Schuster, Loren Schutzius, Cecilia Schwartz, Renee Simons, Deanna Sipple, Krista Sloan, Joshua Smith, Julia Spiekerman, Maura Strickland, Shelbie Stumpf, Susan Sweet, Lindsay Taylor, Victoria Thomas, Amanda Thurman, William Vandemark, Jenny Wallace, Christina Warf, Alyssa Weis, Wendy West, Casey White, Lindsey Wiechman, Olivia Williams and Clinton Wray. Graduates

University of Cincinnat spring semester - Nora Bare, Lauren Bauer, Brittany Brown, Christy Butler, Morgan Byrd, Angel Cox, Tyler Crosby, Natasha Davis, Aaron Eiben, Megan Evans, Margaret Froedge, Skye Gruen, Beth Hall, Andrew Happel, Natalie Holthaus, Tara Houlihan, Harry Huber, Mickinzi Hughes, Donna Jent, Bethany Johnson, Lee Anne Lepak, Keith Lord, Sara Mathena, Tiffany McFarland, Reggie McKenzie, Christine Meeker, Angela Morrow, Julia Mudd, Jamie Newsome, Sandra Ralston, Penny Rhoads, Ethan Riddle, William Sauer, Christina Schuler, Heather Schuster, Anthony Seals, Renee Simons, Eric Smith, Julia Spiekerman, Stephanie Stillwell, Christina Warf and Audrey Wetenkamp.


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Taylor Atkins of Bethel-Tate dribbles down court against Goshen before illness curtailed her senior season on the hardwood. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tyler Atkins of Bethel-Tate goes for the layup after drawing the foul against Felicity-Franklin in their annual contest. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Illness couldn’t keep Taylor down for long

Sky’s the limit for multi-sport Tiger talent

By Scott Springer

By Scott Springer

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BETHEL — The fact she was even able to make the Division II regional track meet is significant. Diagnosed with anemia during the Bethel-Tate girls basketball season, senior Taylor Atkins has had several setbacks during her 2013 prep career. Her successes during this time, among other things, led to cincinnati.com readers voting her as the 2013 Bethel Journal Sportswoman of the Year. It began while playing for coach Dave Fallis. A three-year contributor on the hardwood, her senior season was cut short due to injury. “It was the hardest season for me because I sprained my ankle three times,” Atkins said. “That’s when I found out I was anemic. I couldn’t play my last four games.” Atkins is still battling the ailment that shut her down for a month and caused her to miss the first track meet of the season. Her hemoglobin levels are still low and doctor appointments continue. In addition to the high jump, Taylor Atkins was an accomplished 200-meter runner. The anemia and an Achilles issue limited her to leaping this spring. “We decided about mid-season to stop running because of her injury,” Bethel-Tate girls track coach Meggie Bierken said. “She did some proactive things like getting some therapy.” Her efforts still garnered her second-team honors in the Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division. Though she couldn’t match the 5’2” height she cleared as a junior in the district meet, she was able to clear 5’ in the district meet at New Richmond to make the regionals in Dayton again. Finishing fifth at 5’1” a year ago, Atkins could only clear 4’8” this spring for 14th place as the disappointment continued. “I think I could’ve (gone) to state this year if I had been healthy,” Atkins said. At Capital University, she hopes to run and jump again given a clean bill of health. A multi-sport athlete at BethelTate, there’s an outside chance of also playing soccer for the Crusaders. Fortunately, her career at the institution in the Columbus suburb of Bexley will not be dependent on her running or jumping. “She got a fantastic scholarship basically on her grades,” father Junior Atkins said. “She had a 4.7 something and was seventh in the class. She’s going to study criminology.” Bierken knows the competitive athletic spirit doesn’t disappear easy. “She’s one of those kids that is very dedicated and understands her limits,” Bierken said. “If she doesn’t perform

TAYLOR’S TAKE Favorite food: Mac ‘n’ cheese Favorite restaurant: IHOP Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds Favorite movie: Mulan Favorite music: Disney music Something not many people know about you: I played baseball for four years before I switched to softball. Person you’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Spiderman

well, she doesn’t want to be told, ‘good job’. She comes to the meet with an expectation and she doesn’t settle for less than that.” That nature has been enhanced by having a talented twin brother, Tyler. Their father, Junior, considers his family blessed. “They’ve always got a playing partner,” Junior Atkins said. “They’ve always had that equal. I tell you what, they are so close.” Seven minutes to be exact. Taylor Atkins is the oldest of the pair, though she’ll admit that doesn’t always command respect from her 420-second younger twin. “No, because he’s bigger than me and that’s all that matters to him,” Atkins said. However, the twins did play several years of Knothole baseball and she once earned the respect at a certain Hall of Famer’s camp. “We both went to a Barry Larkin baseball camp and I was the only girl there,” Atkins said. “They picked a MVP and they picked me over him. He was a little jealous over that.” She eventually switched to fast-pitch softball, but her double duties brought her double play days at shortstop to a halt. While her Bethel career didn’t end as she would’ve liked, her work ethic was noted. “That’s what the younger girls see,” Bierken said. “She works hard all the time.”

BETHEL — Tyler Atkins appears to be the quieter of the twins who have graced the Bethel-Tate courts and fields for the past four seasons. While sister Taylor gives longer answers and is “socially talkative” on Twitter, Tyler appears to let his play speak for itself. Readers of cincinnati.com nominated and voted him as the 2013 Bethel Journal Sportsman of the Year. His best sport is baseball which he started playing with his sister in Knothole years ago. He recently finished his senior season for coach Jeff Dennis as a first team Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division performer. “It was good,” Atkins said of the 13-12 spring. “We should have won a few more games though.” The Tigers’ starting shortstop led the team with a .539 average. He drove in 22 runs from his lead-off position and stole 21 bases. In 2012, he hit .584. “Last season was probably the best,” he said. “I didn’t get as many steals this year as I did last year. We had more players. We lost some good seniors.” Tyler Atkin’s 2013 highlight came in a win over Cincinnati Hills League power Madeira at the Midland Complex April 13. The Tigers won 7-5 and Atkins took no backseat to Andrew Benintendi, the Mustangs’ top player is heading to the SEC and Arkansas. “I had eight putouts at short,” Atkins recalled. “I think I went 3-3 with a triple and two doubles. It was probably my best game. My last at-bat they intentionally walked me.” This summer, Atkins is playing for his father, Junior, for the18U Flash team in Hamersville. Bethel-Tate teammates Russell Hartley and Nick Marshall are also on the squad. Hartley will join Atkins at UC Clermont where he expects to play shortstop or outfield.

The Atkins family, from left, is Tina, Taylor, Tyler and Junior. THANKS TO JUNIOR ATKINS

TYLER’S TAKES Favorite restaurant: Montgomery Inn Favorite TV show: Duck Dynasty Favorite movie: Night at The Roxbury Favorite music: Country Something not many people know about you: Like to hunt/fish Person you’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Alex Shinkle

Like many at Bethel-Tate, Atkins wore Tiger uniforms fall, winter and spring. He gave up cross-country running as an eighth-grader after setting a school record and settled on soccer in the fall. As a striker, he recorded a hat trick against Clermont Northeastern this season. “He was outstanding,” soccer coach Dave Schellenberger said. “He was involved with a lot of sports his senior year. We fell from second place to fourth, so he didn’t get recognized the way he should have.” Based on his kicking abilities, football coach Bill Jenike brought Atkins to the gridiron. A few extra points left him bored, so he convinced the coach to put him in for a few plays. “I started as just the kicker,” Atkins said. “They ended up putting me at free safety and then wide receiver. It was a lot of fun.” Added father Junior Atkins, “He played football in first grade and loved it, but the coach had three hour practices every day and it sort of burned him out. He didn’t play again ‘til his senior year. Jenike did a great job bringing him on to the football team.” While he missed his only three-pointer as a kicker, Atkins could hit a few on the basketball court. A three-year guard for the Tigers, he finished his senior season averaging 14.1 points per game and 3.7 assists. “The first game of the season against Ripley, I had 26 points,” Atkins said. As he heads to UC Clermont, Atkins plans to study aviation and be a pilot. Having navigated the soccer, football, baseball fields and basketball lanes for Bethel-Tate, the clouds are next. “I’ve been out to Sporty’s, the Clermont airport,” Atkins said. “I’m probably going to try to get my private license this summer before I go into school. That’s what I hope to do, get a job with Delta or someone like that.” The Atkins twins turn 19 on Sept. 24. Tyler will celebrate his birthday at 12:47 a.m., some seven minutes after Taylor awakens him to remind him she’s older. As the saying goes, “the sky’s the limit.” For winning Sportsman of the Year, Tyler Atkins will be a guest of the Cincinnati Reds at an upcoming game.


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Blatantly false

In Mr. Myers’s editorial he states, “the so called ‘right to work’ (or SCRTW) is a referenda between choosing to work in a unionized business or agency, or being stripped of workplace rights that protect people and further freedom.” This is blatantly false. It does nothing of the sort. It only allows employees to decide on their own (choice, which liberals want in other cases but not this one?) whether to join a union or not. It also does not keep unions from representing the employees of the company nor does it keep the union from collecting dues to support their agendas. It also does not strip workers rights of protection. We have the OSHA for any workplace issues that may come up. There should never be an issue of well-being due to the many agencies of the federal government that govern workplace rights. Robert Dollenmeyer Milford

Cemetery a mess

Memorial Day 2013 was a weekend to visit the graves of our family and friends who have passed on. My parents and other family members are buried at Greenmound in New Richmond. Needless to say, I was speechless to see the grass had not been cut on this special weekend. It is a sad say when private citizens have to load up their lawn mowers and cut grass on their plots. But that is what they did so their graves would look nice. Tall grass can also be a hazard to older people who could trip and fall. I visited three other local cemeteries and Laurel was beautiful. So why does Green Mound look so terrible? I heard other negative remarks about the grass. I hope this is a wake up call to New Richmond and council. you can do better and the people deserve better. Alice Neftzer Moscow

Try civil discourse

Like past efforts, Leonard Harding’s column would normally just make me laugh, but as he said, one can’t let such invective go unanswered. There is no doubt about his political leanings, but his vituperation is unbelievable. When you write like a buffoon you aren’t taken seriously. Benghazi was a disaster. Four Americans died because we made no effort to save them, we had a “surveillance aircraft” there in 70 minutes and teams in Crete 90 minutes away. But no one made the call – was it 3 a.m.? The President was quick to show us photos of himself sitting watching the Osama attack unfold, but we have seen no photos of the Situation Room during this seven-hour debacle, I guess it did not help with the election narrative. There are acknowledged reports that only four Tea Party groups were approved in the two years from 2010 till 2012, rather than denigrate these people, Mr. Harding should be ashamed that they were singled out – but of course that does not fit his leftist narrative either. I like people to write columns, it shows they are concerned, but in future instead of being snarky, let’s try to have a civil discourse. Stan Shadwell Pierce Township

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The difference between Hepatitis A, B and C Hepatitis A made headlines recently when it was reported that 30 people were infected by frozen berries they bought at Costco. This brings up the question what is hepatitis and what is the difference between Hepatitis A, B and C? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It is not always caused by viruses. Drinking alcohol can cause it as do other genetic diseases and medication overdoses. Jaundice is a symptom of hepatitis, but doesn’t always mean the person with the yellow skin has an infection. We most often see jaundice in newborns. Their jaundice usually goes away in a few days. There are several viruses that can cause hepatitis. It is

caused by unsanitary conditions when water sources or foods are contaminated. This can be caused when Oded Zmora COMMUNITY PRESS a person who has Hepatitis GUEST COLUMNIST A doesn’t wash his hands appropriately and handles food. The disease usually runs its course and most patients recover. In the past most people were infected when they were children, but since the development of water treatment this disease has become uncommon in the western world. There is a vaccine for this virus and we offer it to children starting at 1 year of

age. If you’ve never had the vaccine, check if you can have it given to you, especially if you’re planning traveling to Third World countries. Hepatitis B and C viruses are transmitted through exposure to blood. This can happen when someone uses IV drugs (even once), has a tattoo with a needle or ink that has been used before, having multiple sexual partners, sharing a toothbrush or razor with a person carrying the virus or having a needle stick injury (this is mainly a risk for doctors and nurses). The Hepatitis B and C viruses are not passed by shaking hands or hugging. We have an immunization for Hepatitis B. It is given in the hospital before a baby is discharged home and at 2 and

6 months of age. Since this program started, the rate of Hepatitis B has dropped dramatically. Unfortunately, we don’t have an immunization for Hepatitis C, and this virus is the most common cause of chronic hepatitis in the U.S. The treatment given to try to rid the body of the Hepatitis C virus is long and hard, and not always successful. The CDC recently recommended all people born between 1945 and 1965 be checked for Hepatitis C infection, as this group has a relatively high rate of infection with the virus. Feel free to discuss these issues with your family physician. Oded Zmora lives in Pierce Township and is a doctor at Bethel Regional Healthcare.

How to make cleaning with kids fun School’s out for summer! This typically makes half of the household happy and half of the household harried. Why should mom and dad be left with all the chores? Enlisting your kids to help with the house cleaning not only takes some of the pressure off, it can help build some important life skills while giving you fun family time. Houses don’t clean themselves At least that’s what my mother always told me when I was a boy. Kids of all ages can have a role in keeping the house ship shape. » Cleaning kits/buckets. Personalize some inexpensive buckets for your kids. Fill them with the cleaning essentials. Make a project out of decorating the buckets with paint pens, stickers, etc., prior to cleaning day. » Today’s technology. As with most things, if you make it fun or make it a game, your kids will respond. There’s even an app for that. In ChoreMonster, parents assign chores to their kids, along with a set number of points to be earned when a specific chore is completed. Children

can redeem earned points for fun rewards such as ice cream, a new video game or a trip to the zoo. Derek Kids must Christian manage their COMMUNITY PRESS chores and GUEST COLUMNIST keep track of their own points, all the while earning interactive monsters they play with and learn from. » Turn up the tunes! Let everyone in the family choose a song for your cleaning soundtrack. Music will inspire you and will help keep your workers motivated. My mom used to always play the Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” album when we cleaned and to this day when I hear it I want to start cleaning something. » Keep the clock. Keep the cleaning to a manageable amount of time. Set a goal to see how much you can get done as a family – in one hour. A few words of caution: » Assign age appropriate tasks. » Be mindful of chemicals

around young children. Make sure your kids are old enough to understand how to properly spray and clean with any cleaning solutions. As a rule, window cleaner is generally safest and bathroom cleaners contain the harshest chemicals. » Make your own all-purpose cleaner with a bottle of water and a few drops of dish soap. It’s basically the same formula that bubbles are made from and is safe for counters and wall touch ups. Try not to get it on the floor – slippery when wet! » Dusting seems like the easiest chore for little ones, but dusting around breakables could lead to disaster. Choose simple bookshelves or toy shelves. » Check your expectations. The way your child cleans may not be perfect, or as you would do it, but be open and use positive reinforcement to foster a willingness to clean again! Finally, a little reward never hurt. Cap off a great day of work with a family night out. Here’s to a summer of fun – and a relatively clean house

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in which to rest and relax. Derek Christian is founder and owner of My Maid Service, the region’s largest, independent professional cleaning company, which is based in Blue Ash.

CH@TROOM June 19 question What is your reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that says police can take your DNA when you are arrested for serious and violent crimes?

“Although this may be appealed and reversed later by the Supreme Court, it sounds acceptable to me. The idea, I suppose, is that other crimes might be solved if DNA of an individual can be used to place him/her at a crime scene or be used against the individual as a suspect in these serious and violent crimes. “It is probably another example of the government trying to crack down on terrorism in the long run, not trying to take away rights of individuals; if you accept that the government acts paternalistically in your best interest, it shouldn’t bother you.”

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crimes. If that were to happen, I would hope that the police would take my DNA. “At the same time, I would hope that they would be prevented from saving it in a permanent data base if I was exhonorated, and no other crossreferences indicated other serious and criminal culpability.”

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“This ruling is very good and don’t tell me that they are infringing on your personal space. Don’t do the crime and you have nothing to worry about.”

Dave D.

“The Supreme Court chalked one up for the good guys for a change. How bout that!! “I say ‘Do the crime, surrender your slime.’”

T.J.

Question: Ohio legislators are considering a bill which would require only rear license plates on vehicles. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

“Before worrying about displaying on not displaying a front license plate something should be done about covering plates that are displayed on vehicles. This is being done on both the back plates as well as the front plates and can change the color and defeat their reflective properties.

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They can be smeared with dirt or spray painted on the underside and can totally obscure the letters numbers. The offense is obvious but if you look you will see many vehicles with these covers, with people using them to make identification of their vehicles difficult. I have no idea why law enforcement officials allow these and not site the operators for the obvious violation and make the operator remove them on the spot or have the vehicle impounded. The proliferation of these covers makes it appear that law enforcement doesn’t care whether they can identify vehicles so why worry about the display of front plates? Save the metal, save the money and maybe consider getting rid of the rear plate, too. I have to believe that a vehicle that has no visible license plate should be much more of a concern than one that has no front plate!”

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The top winners of the Read-a-Thon hosted by the Felicity-Franklin PTO recently are, from left: Mattilyn Griffith, Anna Swisshelm, Emma Brandenburg, Emma Laubach and Tate Liming. THANKS TO

Riley Laubach won this prize for participating in the recent Felicity-Franklin PTO Read-a-Thon.

CATHY LIMING

THANKS TO CATHY LIMING

Kaylee Jennings participated in the recent Felicity-Franklin PTO Read-a-Thon and won this gift card. THANKS TO CATHY LIMING

Felicity students read more than 2,000 books Felicity-Franklin PTO members sponsored the second annual Read-a-Thon the first week of May. This is a fundraiser where students in kindergarten through grade eight are encouraged to get donations in return for reading books. This is the PTOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest fundraiser of the year. The students had a goal of reading more than 2,000 books and the reward for reaching this goal was being entertained by Jennifer Keller, the elementary principal, while she did the Gangnam-style dance. Students exceeded their reading goal and

Tate Liming won an iPad Mini during the recent Felicity-Franklin PTO Read-a-Thon. He was the first-place winner. THANKS TO CATHY LIMING

read a total of 6,000 books while raising more than $2,300. The top six winners from the elementary got to go on a limousine ride to have lunch at Gold Star. Other prizes given away were an iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Jonas Brothers concert tickets and a karaoke machine. This money is used for field trips, support After Prom, provide achievement awards for students, and to provide a senior scholarship. Students have had opportunities to visit the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, Chilo Park and Reds Hall of Fame from the money raised by the Read-aThon.

Mattilyn Griffith won Riverbend concert tickets to see the Jonas Brothers during the recent Felicity-Franklin PTO Read-a-Thon. THANKS TO CATHY LIMING

The top winners of the recent Read-a-Thon were treated to lunch at Gold Star Chili and their ride was this limousine. THANKS TO CATHY LIMING

If students at Felicity-Franklin schools read more than 2,000 books, they were to be rewarded by having their Principal, Jennifer Keller, perform the Gangnum style dance. With her are Emma Laubach, left, and Taylor McElfresh,

Emma Brandenburg won an iPod Touch during the recent Read-a-Thon hosted by the Felicity-Franklin PTO. THANKS TO

THANKS TO CATHY LIMING

CATHY LIMING

The top winners of the recent Felicity-Franklin PTO Read-a-Thon were treated to lunch at Gold Star Chili and they were able to go in this limousine. THANKS TO CATHY LIMING


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 27 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, Unused bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels - anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Programs with locations, People’s Choice Award ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

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

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

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

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

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

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. Through Dec. 27. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; www.post450.com. Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Katie Pritchard. Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 285; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

vehicle permit required: $10 annual, $3 daily. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 5 Dining Events

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

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. Through July 19. 888-643-2583; www.grimprov.com/Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Art & Craft Classes Cob Oven Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Hands-on workshop covers everything needed to build a backyard wood-fired cob oven in two days. Make gourmet breads and pizzas to share. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

The band DV8 will help kick off the annual St. Veronica Parish Summer Festival Friday, June 28, at the church, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Festival hours are 6 p.m. to midnight June 28 and June 29, and 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 30. For more information, call 528-1622 or visit www.stveronica.org. FILE PHOTO. a.m.-3 p.m., Simply Said Rubber Stamps, 10930 Loveland-Madeira Road, Purchase used stamps and accessories from local rubber stampers. Hundreds of rubber stamps, tools and accessories available at bargain prices. Free admission. 833-3852. Loveland.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

Festivals St. Veronica Parish Summer Festival, 12:30-9 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, Free. Music by Tim Snyder, and Brad Kelly, Dan Varner and the Southern Rock Junkies. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.

Art Exhibits

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

Dyeing with Natural Materials, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Susan Gilbert shows what materials found in nature can be used to make dye. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. $5 per bandana. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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

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

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

Exercise Classes

Music - Classic Rock

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable.

Diamond Jim Dews Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St., 697-9705; www.mjsmilford.com. Milford.

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

MONDAY, JULY 1 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Increase your strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing and using chair for balance. Learn breathing techniques to promote well-being and calmness and to maximize your body’s potential. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; yogawithsharon@yahoo.com. Pierce Township.

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Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org/freefirsts. Symmes Township.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 2 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 Art & Craft Classes

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

The Constant Readers Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Copies of selection available at library. Ages 18 and up. Free. 528-1744. Union Township.

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

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City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; www.post450.com. Milford. Friday Night Grill-Outs, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Ben Alexander. 521-7275, ext. 285; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

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

Exercise Classes

Music - Blues

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

COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Acoustic/electric rock-n-blues from members of the Tuna Project. Free. 831-5823; www.thetunaproject.com. Milford.

Literary - Book Clubs First Wednesday Book Discussion, 2-3:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Copies of book available to be checked out. Free. 752-5580. Amelia.

Literary - Crafts Explorers Club: Dig into Reading, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Outdoor entertainment, stories, songs, crafts and more. Each week has new theme. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond. Explorers Club: Dig into Reading, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Dig into outdoor stories, songs, crafts and more. Ages 5-12. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

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

Nature Hands-on Nature, 6-7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature PlayScape. Play facilitator available to inspire and interact with children and provide variety of tools for them to borrow to explore. For ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

THURSDAY, JULY 4 Art Exhibits

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; www.superiorcareplus.com. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JULY 6 Art & Craft Classes Kids Workshop: Come Out and Play with the Fun of Despicable Me 2, 9 a.m.-noon, The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Surprise craft. Ages 5-12. Free. 688-1654. Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia.

Literary - Libraries Rocking the Science Beneath Our Feet, 2:30-3:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Hands-on activities and demonstrations you can do at home. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Music - Acoustic

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

Two Blue, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New Richmond.

Exercise Classes

Pets

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; www.allcreatures.com. Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Independence Day Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Boathouse. All fishing will be done from the shore. All children who compete will receive a certificate. The largest fish caught in each category receives a trophy and prize. Bait and tackle available. Space is limited. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Family friendly. Free;

SUNDAY, JULY 7 Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; www.quakersteakandlube.com. Milford.


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Celebrate summer with tomato appetizer, preserves

Maggie’s cheesy artichoke and tomato triangles From Maggie Hoerst, who our grandchildren fondly call “Dez.” Maggie brought this to grandson Luke’s birthday party, and everyone kept coming back for seconds and thirds. It was delicious even at room temperature, so would be great appetizer to tote to that Fourth of July picnic. Yes, that holiday will be here before you know it! 16 oz. refrigerated crescent rolls 16 oz. cream cheese, softened Zest of 1 lemon

Rita shares her Aunt Margaret’s recipe for tomato preserves with a touch of lemon. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. 2 eggs 1 clove garlic, minced 14 oz. can artichoke hearts in water, drained and finely chopped 1 cup Parmesan cheese, divided 2 plum tomatoes, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1 ⁄2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls, press the seams to fit 9-inch by 13-inch or jellyroll pan, and press the rolls up the sides just a bit if you can. Bake 10-12 min or until light golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool. Mix cream cheese, zest lemon, eggs, garlic, artichokes and 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread over crust, and then arrange

tomato slices over filling. Combine 1⁄2 cup cheese, parsley and black pepper in small bowl and sprinkle evenly over filling. Bake 25-30 min or until light golden brown and set. Cool 10 minutes, cut into 12 squares and cut each square in half diagonally. Makes about 24 appetizers.

Aunt Margaret’s classic tomato preserves I may have hit upon something unique here. After I published the classic strawberry jam recipe, I received several inquiries about other classic/put-up preserves and jams, so I will be sharing those heirloom recipes as we go into

summer. One request was from Lana, a Florence reader who said “My grandma made tomato preserves with a lemon wedge in every jar. There was no cinnamon, just sugar, lemon and tomatoes. No one seems to have a recipe for it.” Well, guess what, Lana. I do and it’s from my sweet Aunt Margaret, who we call our second mom. Aunt Margaret makes tomato preserves like Lana’s grandmom. Aunt Margaret goes to taste on most things, but I did nail down this recipe with her last year when she gifted me with a jar. 11⁄2 quarts peeled, small yellow or red tomatoes (about 2 pounds or so) 4 cups sugar 1 thinly sliced lemon 3 ⁄4 cup water

To peel tomatoes: Cut an “x” into the bottom end, plunge into boiling water for a minute or so, then when you see the “x” curling at the edges, take the tomatoes out and, when cool enough to handle, pull the skin off with a knife, using the “x” as a tag. Combine

sugar, lemon and water and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook gently until tomatoes become transparent, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 12-18 hours in a cool place. Remove tomatoes and lemon from syrup. Boil syrup 2-3 minutes or longer to thicken. Return tomatoes and lemon to syrup; boil one minute. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle hot preserves into hot jars, leaving 1⁄4 inch head space. Wipe rims with clean wet cloth. Adjust caps. Process 20 minutes in boiling water canner. Makes about 3 pints.

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

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Ole Fisherman is now a member of the ‘Zipper Club’ Good Lord, we will make it. We have talked to several folks that have had open heart George surgery. Rooks Now they OLE FISHERMAN tell me I have joined the Zipper Club. Our children have been good to stand by us and help. Bobby and Debby made sure Ruth Ann had a way to the hospital each day and between them and Ralph and Pauline they had a way home for her. The amount of cards I have received has surprised me and we thank everyone. God

bless all of you folks. Now before I went to the hospital, we put baby spinach and broccoli in the freezer. We will need to plant more spinach and broccoli for this fall. Now while I was in Anderson Hospital, Ruth Ann picked a pint of black raspberries and a gallon bucket of peas, so we put them in the freezer for winter. The garden looks pretty good. We spent a lot of time working the garden since I will not be able to work in it for a while. The job is turned over to Ruth Ann. When she had her surgeries I took care of her, now it is her turn to take care of me. Ruth Ann and I look after each other. We feel

that is the way it should be after 54 years of marriage. The folks are telling me the fishing is good. Hopefully, we will get to do some fishing in a month or so. Each day I hope to get better. There will be plenty of work outside for me when I do got well. Our garden is

doing good. We have made plans for this time to keep the garden looking good. But, this article will be a little shorter than usual. We hope each of you have a healthy life. The Clermont Senior Services have completed their seventh housing development. The board

and staff are to be congratulated on this achievement. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice. God bless all. More later.

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Two sent to prison for theft, traffic fatalities

Two Anderson Township men are serving prison sentences for theft and subsequent chase that lead to the death of two Union Township women. The men were stealing to feed drug addictions, said Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Miles. On July 29, 2012, Ron-

ald Godfrey, 34, 7859 Bilby Road, Anderson Township, and Jeffrey Moore, 42, 7864 Anchor Road, Anderson Township, stole a Penske Rental Truck from Queen City Storage, 530 Clough Pike, said Scott C. O’Reilly, Clermont County assistant prosecuting attorney, in a press release. The men

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traveled in the stolen truck to 125 Storage, 1958 Ohio Pike in Amelia, where they removed a 14foot trailer and attached it to the stolen Penske truck. At about 6:40 p.m. July 29, 2012, Moore and Godfrey entered Cahall Brothers, Inc., 1845 Ohio Pike in Pierce Township, and stole a John Deere utility vehicle. Neighbors of the business confronted Moore and Godfrey, suspecting suspicious activity, O’Reilly said. Once they were confronted, Godfrey jumped into the driver’s side of the stolen truck, Moore entered the passenger side and both fled the scene. An alert

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third degree, one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree, and two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, felonies of the fourth degree, O’Reilly said. Godfrey was sentenced the same day by Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas R. Herman to prison for 30 years. On March 29, Moore entered pleas of guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, felonies of the first degree, and one count of obstructing justice, a felony of the third degree, O’Reilly said. Moore was sentenced June 3 by Herman to prison for 30.5 years.

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was issued through Clermont County for the stolen truck. Union Township Police Officer Brian Taylor spotted the truck and pursued, O’Reilly said. The defendants fled at a high rate of speed north on Interstate-275 ultimately exiting onto westbound Ohio 32. The pair ignored all the traffic signals along the way, which culminated in ignoring a red light at Bells Lane, and striking a van driven by Corean Hutcherson and Betty Hines, both of Bells Lane in Union Township, killing the pair instantly. They were coming home from church.

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POLICE REPORTS CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Debra Jean Green, 39, 2026 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, criminal trespass at 2487 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, June 13. Harold Lee Tindle, 60, 1986 Spurgeon Hill Road, West Union, gross sexual imposition at 5408 Ohio 286, Williamsburg, June 13. Sandra Lee Grizzell, 25, 3284 Lunsford, Amelia, forgery misuse of credit card, receiving stolen property at 2103 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, June 14. Jordan Seth Peron, 22, 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, endangering children - create substantial risk of harm, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 16. Tasha Marie Owens, 25, 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, endangering children - create substantial risk of harm at 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 16. Weston Timothy Allen, 30, 12 Montgomery Way Apt. 12, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft at 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 13. James Edward Geran, 40, 12 Montgomery Way Apt 12, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft at 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 13. Karen Kay Marshall, 50, 939 Ohio 133 Lot 8, Felicity, possessing drug abuse instruments at 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 16. Amberly Miller, 23, misuse of credit card, receiving stolen property at 159 Sulpher Springs, Batavia, June 11. Juvenile, 13, breaking and entering, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Juvenile, 13, criminal damaging/ endangering, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Joseph David Queener, 24, 4524 Ohio 743, Moscow, possessing

drug abuse instruments at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, June 10. Brandon Michael Davis, 27, 831 Swings Corner Point Isabelle, Bethel, aggravated menacing at 2769 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, June 10. Cassandra L. Castle, 31, 934 Shayler Road, Cincinnati, criminal trespass at 5961 Ohio 133, Goshen, June 10. Jeffrey Dale McCleese, 47, 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, June 11. Lalita Faye McCleese, 45, 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, June 11. Maria Lynn Warren, 22, 244 North 2nd St., Williamsburg, domestic violence at 2635 Case Road, New Richmond, June 11. Benjamin Michael Warren, 23, 2635 Case Road, New Richmond, domestic violence at 2635 Case Road, New Richmond, June 11. David Allen Kestler, 41, 4425 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, June 11. Kimberly R. Mason-Stewart, 51, 1620 Ohio 125 Apt. 3, Hamersville, criminal trespass, theft at 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 11. Chad Michael Moore, 42, 3000 Monterey Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 2840 Monterey Road, Batavia, June 11. Heather Crowder, 29, 655 Chateau Drive, Cincinnati, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 3764 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, June 12. David Paul Nkulu, 18, 1826 Chapel Woods Drive, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 1826 Chapel Woods Drive, Batavia, June 13. Audra Slater Johnson, 54, 32 Providence Drive, Fairfield Drive, disorderly conduct offensive gesture or noise at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 June 13.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 2769 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, June 10. Breaking and entering At 2487 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Feb. 18. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 22. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 18. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 22. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 27. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 7. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 1. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 17. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 22. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 5. At 3201 Ernies Drive, Pleasant Plain, June 10. At 3492 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 11. At 3891 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, June 10. Burglary At 34 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, June 12. At 6021 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, June 11. Criminal damaging/endangering At 1345 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, June 10. At 3201 Ernies Drive, Pleasant Plain, June 10. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, June 10. At 3764 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, June 12.

DEATHS Lois Hensley Lois E. Hensley, 78, Bethel, died June 15. Survived by children Linda, Herbert (Jenny), David (Nancy), Phillip Hensley, Kathy (Barry) Moyer; sisters Shirley Adkins, Margaret Upchurch, Phillis Carmine, Judy Wilson, Mary Abbott, Brenda Jones; 15 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Herbert Hensley, daughter Nancy (Russell) Pollaey, brother James Tucker.

June 11. At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 11. At 1240 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, June 10. At 1264 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 12. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, June 13. At 159 Sulpher Springs, Batavia, May 13. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 11. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 7. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 22. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 5. At 2103 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 11. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, June 11. At 2727 Moraine Way, Batavia, June 10. At 3288 U.S. Route 52, Felicity, June 14. At 3359 Mound St., Bethel, June 11. At 3373 Mound St., Bethel, June 10. At 3373 Mound St., Bethel, June 12. At 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 11. At 3761 Waterstone St., Amelia, June 11. At 489 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, June 12.

DILLINGHAM

REAL ESTATE

Services were June 19 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Boots Moss Buford A. “Boots” Moss, 90, Bethel, died June 15. Survived by daughter Tracey (Roy) Parm; grandson Eric (Brittney) Fries; many siblings, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Laura Moss. Services were June 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Ohio Veterans Home Residence Benefit Fund, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, OH 45121.

Rosiello helps businesses work with BWC Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation insurance is an important factor in Ohio’s economy. It not only ensures that injured employees get healthy and back to work, but it also protects businesses from costly litigation resulting from workplace incidents. BWC Administrator Steve Buehrer recently appointed Erin Rosiello, regional business development manager in Southwest Ohio, to work with businesses to help them reduce their costs. Through community outreach and involvement, she is able to create awareness of the services the BWC offers that help companies prevent accidents and reduce costs. Fewer accidents lead to lower costs, allowing the BWC to pass on the savings to employers. The BWC offers bundled safety services and programs to give companies a financial incentive to learn and implement sound safety and cost management strat-

At 5624 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, June 10. At 6355 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, June 10. Criminal mischief At 175 Chapel Road, Amelia, June 12. Criminal trespass At 2487 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Feb. 18. At 5961 Ohio 133, Goshen, June 10. At 2727 Moraine Way, Batavia, June 10. At 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 11. At 3764 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, June 12. Disorderly conduct offensive gesture or noise At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, June 13. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm At Chapel Woods Drive, Batavia, June 13. At Monterey Road, Batavia, June 11. At Benton Road, Batavia, June 11. Domestic violence At Case Road, New Richmond, June 11. Endangering children - create substantial risk of harm At 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Forgery At 2103 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8. At 3761 Waterstone St., Amelia, June 11. Fugitive from justice At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, June 11. Gross sexual imposition At Ohio 286, Williamsburg, Dec.

19. Identity fraud At 6298 Roudebush Road, Goshen, June 13. Illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse - detention mental health facility At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, June 11. Illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia At 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Interference w/custody At 217 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia, June 10. Menacing At 2315 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, June 12. Misuse of credit card At 159 Sulpher Springs, Batavia, May 13. At 2103 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8. Possessing drug abuse instruments At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, June 10. At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 10. Possession of drugs marijuana At 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Possession of drugs At 1088 Wasserman Way, Batavia, June 12. At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, June 11. Rape At Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, June 10. At Ohio 286, Williamsburg, Dec. 19. Receiving stolen property At 159 Sulpher Springs, Batavia, May 13. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 22. At 2103 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8. At 3761 Waterstone St., Amelia, June 11. Runaway At 3320 Sandy Lane, Goshen, June 13. Theft At 2191 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 12. At 2200 Winemiller, Batavia, June 12. At 27 Mayflower Drive, Amelia, June 12. At 2850 Bigam Road, Batavia,

egies. The destination: Excellence portfolio of programs focuses on creating safer work places and transitioning injured workers safely back to work. If interested in learning more about how BWC can help improve the safety and health of your employees while reducing your workers’ compensation costs, call 214-8558 or email Erin.R.1 @bwc.state.oh.us.

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

BETHEL VILLAGE

629 Hope Way, Freedom Homes to Patrick Malott & Lindsay Shannon, 0.3930 acre, $113,939.

FELICITY VILLAGE

623 W. Harrison Street, David & Linda Pike to Jessica Peters, 0.0970 acre, $2,000. 910-922 W. Walnut St., Gilbert Jester to Robert Sebastian, $116,000.

170 West Street, Mark & Michelle Ewing to Paul & Debbie Queener, 0.1430 acre, $7,700.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

3482 Franklin Road, William Koller, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 4.3300 acre, $60,000. 612 Ohio 133, Gary Roehm, et al. to Randall Schadle, 0.6200 acre, $17,000. 6941 Sandbur Court, Wiley Croswell Post No. 224 American Legion to James & Jennifer Wise, 14.4200 acre, $65,000. U.S. Route 52, Deborah Wagner & Cheryl Jenkins to John Kirk,

1.0000 acre, $8,000.

TATE TOWNSHIP

2139 Dean Road, Euell Meade Jr. to Jennifer Drommond & Daniel Iding Jr., 41.0400 acre, $250,000. 2650 Harry A. Hill Drive, David & Lisa Houliham to Darrell Dickery, 5.0010 acre, $224,000. 2135 Ohio 133, Rocky Thornberry to Bank of America NA, 4.9700 acre, $40,000. 2624 Runway Ave., Cecil & Donna Trent, et al. to Ryan Poling, 0.4590 acre, $15,500.

BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL

Alan Mounts, Bethel, addition, 2858 Dean Road, Tate Township, $5,000.

COMMERCIAL

Tecumseh Buildings Inc., Sardinia, new-shelter, 7742 Tri-County Hwy., Washington Township, $6,500. Boyer Plumbing Inc., Batavia, miscellaneous work, 115 Water St., Bethel Village; miscellaneous work, 107 Water St., Moscow Village. Brown County Sheriff Office, Georgetown, new-storage, 750 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown Village, $7,641.

LEGAL NOTICE David Greer G1 12833 Five Points Mowrystown Rd. Sardinia, Ohio 45171 Kelly Edwards B34 P.O. Box 713 Batavia, Ohio 45103 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 and 4400 State Route 222 Batavia, OH 45103 will be sold for payment due. 1001767809 1.

Larry Abney F177 9 Lori Lane #D Amelia, Ohio 45102

2.

Affie Brannum P560 1640 SR 133 Bethel, Ohio 45106

3. Shirley Brown B41 7595 Love Road Hamersville, Ohio 45130

J. ROBERT TRUE CLERMONT COUNTY TREASURER

Reminds you, that the last day to pay second half 2012 Clermont County Real Estate Taxes without penalty and possible interest is July 8, 2013 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: 732-7254 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) 1001765982

4. Barry Clevenger F208 1000 Triple Trees Farm Road Felicity, Ohio 45120 5. Kelly Pierce M439 1858 Denham Cincinnati, Ohio 45225 6. Richard Sahlin G220 2074 Forest Lake Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 7. Angela Sparrow C73 2160 SR 125 #B Amelia, Ohio 45102 8. Daniel Steiner, Jr. R669 2992 SR 133 Bethel, Ohio 45106

1001767119

Gorman and Evelyn Dillingham (Siler) of Milford recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on May 22, 2013 with a trip out west. They have three children, Jerry (Karen), Dennis (Dawna) and Su (Jim), six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. As small business owners, Gorman and Evelyn have been self-employed in the manufactured home industry since the early 1960’s and are currently the developers and owners of Royal Hills Village, LLC, a manufactured home community for those 55 years or better located on 24 beautiful acres in Milford. They are enjoying life even more as the years progress with good friends, family, travel and of course NASCAR. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! We love you!

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


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