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You have four more days – until July 17 – to vote for your favorites in the 2011 Community Choice Awards. Show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting. Go online to www.cincinnati. com/communitychoice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card.

Volunteers work with disabilities

There are organizations out there to meet the basic needs of people with disabilities, but what about the wants? Who makes sure a painter can paint when she succumbs to illness? In Greater Cincinnati, those tasks fall to a Clermont Countybased organization called May We Help. FULL STORY, B1

Felicity man steals boat, loses clothes

A 24-year-old man has been charged with felony theft and breaking and entering after he allegedly stole a boat, its trailer and the truck they were attached to. When running away from the police, he lost his clothes. FULL STORY, A3

Family a blessing in time of need

Family steps up to help build wheelchair ramp. Neighbor brings over dinner. Ole Fisherman and wife Ruth Ann are thankful for their family and friends. FULL STORY, B5 For the Postmaster

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Clermont 20/20 shuts down Vision created legacy of programs to improve county

By John Seney

Former 20/20 Director Cindy Jenkins Gramke remembers the beginning and the impact Clermont 20/20 has had on the county. See page A2.

UNION TWP. - Clermont 20/20 is wrapping up business after almost 23 years of fostering programs to improve the quality of life in Clermont County. Executive Director Chris Smith said although Clermont 20/20 will cease to exist, the programs the group developed Smith will live on with other sponsors. Smith said the organization was a victim of the economy. In the past, the group was supported by grants from organizations such as the United Way, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Duke Foundation. But in recent years, these foundations have had to concentrate their resources on more basic human needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Corporations that helped fund Clermont 20/20 in the past also had to cut back because of the economy, and school districts who contracted with the group for edu-


Cub Scouts picked up trash in Goshen Township in April as part of the Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green program. With Clermont 20/20 ceasing operations, the program will be taken over by the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality.

cational programs were cutting back because of their own budget restraints. “We had to limp along without any means of support,” Smith said. The Clermont 20/20 board of trustees held its last meeting June 20. Smith remains the only employee and will work through the end of July to wrap up business. Other employees have moved on to other positions, he said. “We are winding down operations,” he said. “The good news is that all the programs have found homes with other organizations,” Smith said. The transition of programs was effective June 30. The adult leadership programs, including the LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program, was taken over by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce.

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Asian longhorned beetles found in 33 trees By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL - Areas of Tate Township and Bethel, including East Fork State Park, are under quarantine after destructive Asian longhorned beetles were found in 33 area trees. Firewood and other wood debris cannot be moved outside of the quarantined area or brought in to the area, according to The Ohio ALB Cooperative Response. The team is made up of USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Clermont County officials. The invasive beetle is from Asia, which came to the United States in solid wood packing material shipped from overseas and was first detected in New York in 1996. Ohio is the fifth state the beetle has been found. During an informational meeting June 30 for concerned residents, members of the cooperative spoke about how to spot the beetle and how to report trees or wood suspected of having the beetle. “We have received several calls about the Asian longhorned beetle and area residents are rightfully concerned,” said village Administrator Travis Dotson. “The first of


Harmony Hilly vineyard owner Bill Skvarla with one of the affected trees on his property.

Asian Longhorned Beetle quarantine area many public meetings was very well attended and the APHIS presentation was informative.” Though residents will be compensated for tree removal by the federal government, Bethel Mayor James Dick said many are concerned about how quickly they will be reimbursed. “They were forced to mobilize pretty quickly after the beetle was found so it wasn’t clear where the funding was going to come from,” Dick said. “They might not have received funding yet for that por-

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tion of the project and that was the only question really anyone left the meeting with.” However, a recent press release issued by the response cooperative states residents will be paid for the removal of infested trees. “Regardless of the approach that will be taken to address the Asian longhorned beetle infestation in Tate Township, we want to assure area homeowners that they will not incur costs for the removals of infested trees by the state or federal government,” the press release read. Bethel Village Council member Alan Ausman has been in contact with the federal government officials as they survey the area’s trees and search for signs of the beetles and said the cooperative

response team has answered all of his questions. “These people are professional,” Ausman said. “They’ve eradicated the beetle in other places and they’re responding the way they’ve done in the past. As a community, we just have to be patient with it and trust them.” Another public meeting with officials from The Ohio ALB Cooperative Response is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St. To report Asian longhorned beetles, call 1-855-252-6450 or online at Residents can also call that number to report any firewood or debris that has been moved within or outside the quarantined area.

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Clermont 20/20: A force that changed Clermont County When I first stepped onto the campus of Camp JOY in August of 1995, that was it. Having been selected as a member of LEAD Clermont Class of ’96 and the promise of what was to come would be both life-changing and community-changing. Perhaps the correlation between JOY and passion is the place to begin. At the risk of being nostalgic, I will tell this story, perhaps for the last time. Clermont 20/20 Inc.: A Vision for Leadership was formalized as Clermont 2001 Inc., a community-based leadership organization in 1991. In 1988, two men: Bill Over, the owner of an advertising agency in the Milford community and chairman of the board of directors for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, and Ed Parish, the president of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce had lunch one day. They began

discussing the dynamic of our county that had developed as a result of the I-275 beltway conCindy struction. Gramke Believing that we were Community becoming Press guest more of a columnist “ b e d r o o m ” community and fearing that the citizenry would lose its sense of community, the two men decided to explore this further, wondering if others had the same concern. They invited 70 leaders, representing a crosssection of the community, to a luncheon; 63 people attended. Those 63 people grew into a force of 350 volunteers who began to identify the critical issues of our community; define the status of those


issue areas; and develop recommendations for where the county should be 10 years hence. The study was released in 1990. Determined that the work of these volunteers would not go in vain, the organization formed as a way to address the recommendations. First and foremost, a more informed leadership was needed. Bill began to investigate leadership programs throughout the state of Ohio and the nation. LEAD Clermont selected its first class in 1992, with a graduation in 1993 and began as a traditional leadership program that has been the incubator for many projects that, today, continue to contribute to the quality of life in Clermont County. The mission of Clermont 20/20 was to act as a catalyst to bring people and organizations together to improve the quality of life in Clermont County.



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you wish to see in the world,” Mahatma Gandhi said. It was a time when the energy of the county was ignited by the passion of leadership. To capture every element of the amazing work that was accomplished in those years is impossible. Nor can I capture and convey the genuine determination, energy and enthusiasm that surrounded the table every time leaders came together to address an issue in our community. But, the common thread among all of us who championed the work of growing community was clear. And that thread was not just the cross-section of the Clermont community we each represented individually, but, the thread that tied us together as graduates of LEAD Clermont. It was from the projects required of all LEAD class members that the other three leadership programs were developed: Senior Leadership, Educational Leadership and the Look to Clermont youth leadership program. Other efforts where Clermont 20/20 was the catalyst included Salute to Leaders, the Clermont Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Clermont Educational Opportunities, Clean ’n’ Green, Safe Communities and many others. As a catalyst, Clermont 20/20 was often asked to “bring the right people to the table.” It was about bringing the right people to the table in order to affect positive change

in our community. Collaboration at its best, before it was even a buzz word. LEAD Clermont graduates continue to be a strong force in the community. Since 1993 and that first graduating class, one can look at every board of directors for non-profit or even for-profit organizations and find graduates as a result of their involvement in LEAD Clermont. In organizations throughout our county, the graduates of the leadership programs are providing strong guidance as a result of being fully informed and developed as leaders in our community. Like history, this organization has now passed. But, LEAD Clermont lives on – through its graduates and in its new home at the Clermont Chamber. The success of the organization was the credibility and integrity of the work. As Bill would say, “A force to be reckoned with … ” because of the caliber of the leaders and the visible results that come from the work. The energy that surrounded the work came from both JOY and passion, not a place to end, but for all of us to perpetuate. Cindy Jenkins Gramke is the Associate Director/COO for Clermont Senior Services, where she returned in October, 2009 after proudly serving as Executive Director of Clermont 20/20 Inc.

Smith said the Chamber and the Clermont County Township Association are working on an arrangement to jointly run the annual Salute to Leaders event. He said the township association wanted to sponsor the event but did not have the staff to organize it. The chamber could provide logistical support, he said. “Both sides agreed they didn’t want to lose the event,” he said. Smith said he also is close to working out an arrangement for UC Clermont and the Ohio State University Extension Office to jointly run the youth leadership programs, including Look to Clermont, a leadership program for high school students.

The program would be housed at the OSU extension office at the county fairgrounds in Owensville. Cyndy Wright, a member of the Clermont 20/20 board of trustees, said the legacy of the organization will live on in the programs it created. “I prefer to think Clermont 20/20 is not dead. It is living on in the alliances and partnerships we have created,” she said. The organization was formed by a group of community leaders in 1988 and originally known as Clermont 2001. The name was changed to Clermont 20/20 in 2003. Smith said he is hopeful there will be an opportunity for another organization similar to Clermont 20/20 in the future.

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Each year, Camp JOY marked the beginning of a new class of emerging leaders for Clermont County. Yes, it was an honor to be chosen to be part of this class of diverse leaders from the community. Ask most any graduate from its inception with that first graduating class in 1993, and you are likely to hear that, too. What you also often hear is how each of us, as members of LEAD Clermont, lived and breathed the philosophy and principles of its founder, Bill Over, and became hooked on its premise of building leaders who would build community in Clermont County. I was hooked. So much so that when I graduated from the program, I committed myself, as many others did, to the direction of not only the county, but the program and organization that grew from the passion that each of us had for what could be – a vision – for Clermont County. It was at that time that the organization was growing and realizing Bill’s passion for making Clermont County a better place for all of us to live, learn, work and play. His passion was contagious! In 1998, I left my work with Clermont Senior Services after 15 years to help grow the legacy that Bill and so many other leaders in our community began. It was an amazing ride, not the least of which was spurred on by the energy of the leaders of our community. “You must be the change

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mander of the patrol’s Batavia Post, said Bethel resident Travis Murphy, 19, was driving a 1992 Blue Toyota Camry west on Ohio 756 at about 10 p.m. Sunday, July 3, when he drove off the right side of the road and hit a ditch, a utility pole and a tree. The Felicity-Franklin Fire Department transported Dotson, who was in the back seat, to Brown County Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Murphy and a second passenger, Michael Florence, 18, of Mt. Orab were not injured, McElfresh said. McElfresh said alcohol is not a factor in this crash and troopers don’t know if Dotson was wearing a seat belt. The crash remains under investigation, McElfresh said.

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Guardian angel helps woman pay taxes The Clermont County Treasurer’s Office is typically very busy on the due date for payment of first- or second-half real estate tax bills and Thursday, July 7, was no exception. As a long line of people wound through the office,

waiting patiently to pay their bills, an older woman approached the counter to make her payment. The bill for the home she shares with her husband was for $435. She counted out her cash and was $20 short. Visibly upset, the deaf

woman leaned on her cane, said Connie Bare, chief deputy of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office. Then, a man who was waiting behind her in line stepped forward. Producing a $20 bill he walked to the woman and handed her the

money, Bare said. “He said ‘I am your guardian angel’ and then told her to have a blessed day,” said Bare. “Everyone in the office was touched by his kind gesture. In these difficult economic times, it is truly uplifting that there are

people out there who will step forward to help those in need.” Bare said the treasurer’s office staff works closely with individuals who are having difficulties making their payments, but this is the first time she remembers

a citizen stepping forward like this to help. For more about the Clermont County Treasurer’s Office, visit or call 732-7254. By Kathy Lehr, director of the Clermont County Office of Public Information.

Body of fisherman found Felicity man steals boat, loses clothes during police chase in river near Chilo By John Seney

CHILO - The body of a fisherman from Hillsboro, Ohio, was found in the Ohio River Thursday, July 7. Coast Guard Lt. Rob Reinhart said the body of Greg Bechdolt, 63, was found at 1:42 p.m. by divers from Task Force One, a cooperative effort of the sheriff’s offices of Clermont and Hamilton counties. The body was found about 30 feet from the Chilo boat ramp.

Reinhart said the coast Guard got a call about 7 a.m. after an empty boat was spotted near the Meldahl Dam. A search of the river began about 8:30 a.m. Bechdolt’s pickup truck was found running on the boat ramp with a boat trailer attached, Reinhart said. The death is being investigated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Troy Newman, an investigator for the ODNR, said the investigation will not be

complete until an autopsy is performed. “We’re assuming a drowning,” he said. He said investigators are speculating Bechdolt may have slipped and fallen in the water while launching his boat. Debbie Hawkins of the Clermont County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy was expected to be performed Friday, July 8, on Bechdolt’s body. No information is available about how long it will take to get results from the autopsy.

Clermont Co. schedules hearings to discuss CTC fare increases By Kellie Geist-May

The Clermont County commissioners have scheduled four hearings to take public comment on the proposed fare increases for the Clermont Transportation Connection. The recommended increases would mean raising door-to-door fares from $4 to $5 for adults; $2 to $2.50 for senior and those with disabilities; $2 to $5 for children; and $3 to $5 for students. The commissioners and CTC officials also are recom-

mending the express route fees (including Metro in Eastgate) go from $3 to $4.25; and the adult fares for local routes go from $2 to $4.25. Those increases would generate an additional $165,000, which would make the CTC’s budget solvent and self-sufficient, said CTC Director Ben Capelle in a report. In previous years, the budget has been subsidized with money from the county’s general fund. The public hearings have been scheduled as follows: • 6 p.m. Monday, Aug.

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FELICITY - A 24-yearold man has been charged with felony theft and breaking and entering after he allegedly stole a boat, its trailer and the truck they were attached to. According to Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger, deputies were dispatched to help the Ohio State Highway Patrol with a traffic stop after George Perkins, who lives on Main Street in Felicity, ran from the truck on foot in the village of Higginsport. Shortly thereafter, a resident near Olive Street and

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U.S. 52 in Higginsport called police to report a man knocked on the door and asked for clothing. The man was nude and said he had run away from the police and lost his shorts, Wenninger said. Deputies arrived at the home and arrested Perkins and they recovered the stolen property. The truck and boat were stolen by the suspect on Ohio 756 near Felicity, Wenninger said. The vehicle the suspect ran from was a 2011 GMC pickup truck with a boat and trailer valued at


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after that also can be used to help kids throughout the school year. Although the drive is being advertised at companies involved in the United Way, anyone can donate. “I’ve had groups of college students and families say they want to participate. It’s really open to anyone who wants to help,” Gordon said. “Here in Clermont and Brown counties, one of our main focuses is making sure kids enter kindergarten prepared. You can teach them the alphabet, numbers and colors to be prepared academically, but if a child doesn’t have the tools they need or if they have a rough transition to kindergarten, it really sets the stage for their future,” she said. “We want to make sure they’re ready.” The first company to jump on board with Backpacks for Success was Park National Bank. “Park National Bank is proud to be able to support the Backpacks for Success initiative. As a community bank, we have provided sup-

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The United Way looking for help collecting backpacks, school supplies The United Way of Greater Cincinnati Eastern Area is looking for businesses, groups and individuals to help collect backpacks and school supplies for the kids in Clermont and Brown counties. “We’re asking people to help put together complete backpacks so we can give kids all the tools they need to be successful,” said Debra Gordon, Eastern Area director. While the general public is being asked to get involved. The drive started with the United Way agencies in Clermont County. Gordon said the United Way asks agencies to come up with volunteer projects for employees, but sometimes that’s not practical. “It’s hard for a lot of our agencies to get out of the building and supervise volunteer projects, so this is a project that’s easy for everyone to get involved in,” she said. After they came up with the initial idea, Gordon said they decided to ask everyone to participate. The kick-off for the Backpacks for Success drive is July 11 through July 15, but Gordon said they can take backpacks through Aug. 1 for the start of school. Backpacks donated

$53,000. Deputies obtained information that the truck and boat had been stolen by the suspect from a resident on Ohio 756. Perkins was transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center where he remains in custody awaiting arraignment on the charges. Wenninger thanked the two citizens who provided information on the suspect’s whereabouts and would like to thank them for getting involved and helping law enforcement locate the suspect.


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Bethel bassmen to cast national line in Arkansas By Scott Springer

Sponsored by Woodforest Bank and Boar’s Head Bait Shop off Old Ohio 32, Daniel Sepeck of Bethel-Tate High School and his fishing mate, Gunner Pollitt of Eastern Brown, are making a name for themselves on the high school fishing circuit. Locally, they are it. Daniel’s father, Dennis Sepeck, would like to see it recognized as a high school sport. His son and Pollitt have already won a $10,000 scholarship by taking first in a tournament at Kentucky Lake near Murray State University April 10. Dressed in “Team Woodforest” camouflage attire, the trolling tandem defeated 73 teams from nine other states to win at Murray. By press time, they will have competed in the Ohio state championships in Gallipolis, and they’ll be in Russellville, Ark., for the World Championships July 23-24. In the Kentucky tournament, Boar’s Head owner Mike Arnold was their boat driver and adviser. “Mike Arnold with Boar’s Head, along with my father have been a big inspiration to me,” Daniel


Bethel-Tate senior Daniel Sepeck (left) and Eastern Brown junior Gunner Pollitt (right) have been participating in high school fishing tournaments and will participate in the World Championships in Russellville, Ark., July 23-24. Sepeck said. “They’ve taught me about everything I know. Fishing in tournaments is making my name a little bit popular and after winning at Kentucky Lake, it’s a big stepping stone for us.” Sepeck has been fishing East Fork Lake since he was a youngster. Just like the anglers you see on televi-

sion, he can hold a conversation, cast a line and reel something in all at once. He’s a regular there on Tuesdays when a $30 entry can win you as much as $600 if you’ve purchased the right bait and can handle a pole. “I started out by just fishing in these local tournaments and by just going

out with Mike (Arnold) and my father,” Sepeck said. Of course, most novices bring one pole. Sepeck and Pollitt bring as many as 10 to a tournament. Switching has a very scientific explanation. “It means I’m not getting a bite on the thing I was using,” Pollitt joked. Bites don’t always come

easy. Arnold said April and May are prime fishing months, while July and August represent the dog days. Arnold knows every cove, rock and cranny of East Fork. If he doesn’t, his Ranger boat has “fishing GPS” that gives water depths and images of the fish. Radar or not, fish bite when and what they choose. “It’s very tough,” Sepeck said. “You can be out here eight hours and only get one or two bites. You might not even get a bite at all. With the pros, most of the time they fish lakes that are very well stocked and they can catch fish with every cast. In Ohio lakes, it’s very different. It’s very tough.” In terms of bait, Pollitt prefers something called the “black and blue three-quarter ounce jig.” As each fishermen experiments with the assortment of lures and rods, they playfully chide each other if they come up empty. “We have our moments,” Pollitt admitted. “But, normally it’s all in good fun. We don’t hurt each other too much.” Arnold just laughs as he sits in the boat, wishing his high school had the oppor-

tunities that Sepeck and Pollitt are experiencing. “They’re both good boys,” Arnold said. “They’ve both learned a lot and they’re good fishermen. They proved themselves going to a strange lake. People say they had someone that took them out there, but they did the fishing. When we’re out here, we just watch them and try to keep everything safe on the boat. They all have a good time.” Especially, when they win. When Sepeck walked into Bethel-Tate with his trophy from Kentucky, many students and faculty took notice. He plans on leaving the school a replica of it once he graduates next spring. “It is a big deal,” Sepeck said. “We’ve only had one or two state winners out of our school in any sport. It’s a very big accomplishment. Not many kids can say they won a state championship.” Should Sepeck and Pollitt succeed in Arkansas, Bethel-Tate and Eastern Brown could reel in some national hardware. To see some video on these young men, go to cincinnati. com/blogs/presspreps.

BRIEFLY Thole is stats champ


McNicholas High School baseball seniors Patrick Fitzgerald, James Hunt, Jesse Mehring, Ryan Haynes, Zach Jubak, A.J. Sorrells, Billy Losekamp and Rob Rice say goodbye to the team. Several seniors collected honors at the Rocket baseball banquet, June 6. Zach Jubak got Most Improved Player, Rob Rice was named Best Hitter, Jesse Mehring got Best Pitcher; Ryan Haynes received Best Defense and Billy Losekamp received the Rocket Award.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced the Division III baseball statistical champions for 2011 and Thomas More College first baseman Andrew Thole, a McNicholas High School graduate, was recently named the champion for home runs and home runs per game. Thole played in 37 games for the Saints and hit a school-record 17 home runs for an average of .46 home runs per game to lead all of Division III. At the conclusion of the season, he was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year, first team All-PAC, first team American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) AllMideast Region and first team All-American by the internet website D3baseballcom. Thole and the rest of the Saints went 29-9 this season and captured the program’s second straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament title and finished regional semifinalists for the second straight season.


McNicholas head baseball coach Willy Corbett is Coach of the Year in the GCL Central Division. Corbett is retiring as head coach at McNicholas after 14 seasons. He coached the only state champion in Rocket baseball history in 1998.

Swim team tryouts

The M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas swim teams have one tryout set for swimmers who are interested in becoming a member of one of the premier YMCA/USA Swim Teams in the country. The M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas Swim Team has consistently produced some of the top swimmers in the area and provides an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie for swimmers aged 6 to 18 of all ability levels. The team has practice groups in both Anderson as well as at the Campbell County YMCA and Clermont County YMCA. The tryout is Thursday, July 21, at the M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Registration is at 2:30 p.m. and the tryout begins at 3 p.m. Tryouts are free. Call Jeremy Bannon at 474-1400 with questions.


Sayonara seniors

The McNicholas baseball coaching staff said their goodbyes to a strong group of seniors at the end of season Rocket baseball banquet June 6. The Rockets won their fifth consecutive district championship before being knocked out of the tournament by defending state champion, Jonathan Alder.


McNicholas High School senior centerfielder James Hunt is the recipient of the top recognition of Most Valuable Player for the 2011 campaign. Hunt led the team in runs scored, triples and total bases and was second on the team in total hits, doubles, runs batted in and stolen bases. He was also named first-team, All-GCL.

Baseball tryouts

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Last week’s question

What summer movie do you most look forward to seeing? What is your all-time favorite summer movie? “I just saw this wonderful film, ‘Super 8,’ written and directed by J.J. Abrams. I was prompted to see the movie because I saw a great interview of Abrams on Charlie Rose. It is a science fiction movie with superb acting and unbelievable special effects and cinematics. It runs you through a range of emotions. It is a comming of age film. It is a love story. It is the best film of the year to date! It will dominate the Academy Awards.” R.O.S. “Probably ‘Bad Teacher,’ even though we don’t go to movies much. I like Cameron Diaz, and the flyers for the movie on TV have been pretty interesting. “All time favorite summer movie? ‘Soylent Green’ – I loved the line where Charlton Heston says, ‘Soylent Green is people!!’ B.B. “I’m looking forward to seeing ‘Cars II’ with my grandchildren. Hollywood hasn’t made many movies in recent years that make me want to buy a ticket, but I get a real kick out of being in a theater with lots of children who have a unique way of expressing their delight over a movie that doesn’t have sex, swearing and violence. The last time I had such an experience was when we saw ‘Wall-E.’” R.V.

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Food, gasoline and electric prices are going up. Now, the Clermont County commissioners have increased your water rates, as well, by 3 percent starting Sept. 1. Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Bob Proud both supported the measure. Archie Wilson did not. Based on the average use of 12,000 gallons per billing period, a bill will increase $1.07. While that increase doesn’t seem extreme, it is part of a rate hike history that is. This is the fourth increase in just five years. Water increased in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by 10, 2 and 4 percent. Sewer rates increased those years by 2, 5 and 5 percent. (Commissioner’s minutes, Feb. 14, 2007). There were no increases in 2010. Taken together, water went up 21 percent, and sewer by 9 percent since January 2007 levels. These rate hikes began at the start of the recession, and have occurred every year but one. They have surpassed the average rate of inflation for each year, (www. and the average

yearly increase in the Median Household Income in Clermont County (1.46 percent per year). (U.S. Census.) That some commissioners Bob Turner would support Community these hikes sugan indifferPress guest gests ent attitude columnist toward the difficulties that county residents are experiencing during this economy. But there’s more. In 2006, commissioners voted to have designs made for a new waterworks building “to consolidate the sewer district/utilities operation into one site location.” In February 2007, they voted to raise rates for three years, as detailed above. July 2007 saw approval for the new facility. It was to be paid for using revenue from water and sewer rates that users pay, rates that had just

If the system needs improved or replaced, then shouldn’t these expenses have been planned for earlier, instead of raising rates now? been raised five months before. (Commissioner’s work session August 2006, and minutes, Sept. 1, 2006; Feb. 14, 2007; July 7, 2007). The 11,000-plus-square-foot building opened in 2008 and utilized, “state-of-the-art geothermal energy for heating and cooling, permeable driveway pavers to reduce stormwater runoff and energy efficient windows.” (Source: www.clermontcounty The cost: $1,949,360. (Minutes Oct. 3, 2007). Now, nearly three years later, we’re told another increase is “required to support projected operating cost, debt service and capital improvements

and replacement needs of the waterworks system.” (Minutes, June 22, 2011). If the system needs improved or replaced, then shouldn’t these expenses have been planned for earlier, instead of raising rates now? Why did commissioners instead spend $2 million on a new facility? Certainly they knew these costs were coming. And as far as servicing debt, what was it for? Why was there no plan to repay it? There may be reasonable answers to these questions. But without them, this appears to be a matter of fiscal irresponsibility. If we, as stakeholders in the water resources department, are being asked to accept another rate hike, in light of the previous high increases we’ve already experienced, I believe we deserve more detailed explanations about where the money is being spent. Bob Turner has lived in Miami Township since 1998. He is a Tea Party leader and a member of the Republican Party Central Committee.

Challenge yourself to stop using crutches ness you desire? “I’m too busy” – this used to be my favorite – “I’m too shy;” “I can’t afford it;” “No one will listen to me;” or “I’m too heavy.” Examine Rick Barron your speech for Community some of your b s o l u t e Press guest afavorites; identify columnist the crutch you’re holding on to. Is it one you selected or one that was selected for you? The habits and emotional crutches we accept in life are often ones that were handed to us by well meaning parents, relatives and society. “Clean your plate” and “If you don’t shape up, you’ll never amount to anything” were phrases shared by “loved ones” to protect us but ultimately drive behaviors that don’t serve us. In many cases we are the products of someone else’s habitual way of

experience, but too many of us limit ourselves, our thoughts, our goals and dreams by the well meaning words of “ghosts” from our past. Let go of the excuses that are preventing you from achieving what you desire, what you’re here to do, the mark you’re meant to leave. Accept responsibility for your current results and change your thinking to transform your feelings and actions. You can do it, the help you need will appear as if by magic when you’re in the right frame of mind. Go ahead; what’s the best that can happen? Rick Barron is a resident of Amelia and has challenged Clermont County to collectively lose 100,000 pounds in 100 days. Visit www.Clermont to join the Clermont County Health Challenge or download free health, fitness and weight loss resources. Rick can be contacted at 513-201-7891 to enroll as a Challenge sponsor or to donate prizes for the winners.

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There’s no better excuse than a good excuse, the more creative, imaginative and unique we can make it the better. “Traffic was a bear” or “I’m just not feeling up to it today” don’t seem sufficient anymore. Google the phrase “good excuses” and you’ll discover countless web sites dedicated to providing you with endless reasons for missing work, calling in sick or not doing just about anything you can imagine. We’ve become a nation obsessed with blaming someone else for what’s wrong in our life, our community and our world. Our legislature and judicial systems have provided a helping hand by removing personal responsibility from many areas of our lives, making it someone else’s role to place and enforce boundaries on what used to be human interaction. What excuses are you emotionally attached to that are keeping you from achieving the great-

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One of my favorite features of Ohio is its diverse landscape. From Cleveland to Cincinnati, our state boasts urban centers as well as rural, agricultural communities. As a resident of Brown County, I harbor a special appreciation for the open spaces and fertile regions of rural Ohio. In the midst of the rich soil and rolling hills of these areas is an abundance of stateowned public lands. Every Ohioan can celebrate all that our state has to offer simply because of the vast array of terrain. Within these public lands, there is a wealth of natural resources that could benefit our citizens immensely. Currently, however, the state is not taking full advantage of their potential. Our state government needs to look for new and inventive ways to manage our assets and protect our citizens from future tax hikes. Making use of Ohio’s resources can help reverse the funding predicament

that we find ourselves in today and provide alternatives to increasing the tax burden. The recently passed House Bill 133 will ensure Danny Bubp that the people of Ohio can benefit Community from the natural Press guest energy stores that columnist dot the state landscape. To accomplish this task, the legislation creates the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission. This government entity will speak for the interests of the public by guaranteeing that public land managers have license to develop their lands. The legislation will provide avenues to expand Ohio’s manufacturing base through cultivation of our natural resources. In addition, House Bill 133 stipulates the

There are only two things we can control in our lives – our thoughts and our reaction to others. Use the power of your marvelous mind to shatter the paradigms you carry from others. thinking. There are only two things we can control in our lives – our thoughts and our reaction to others. Use the power of your marvelous mind to shatter the paradigms you carry from others. Get emotionally involved in what you truly want from life and stop the negative thinking, excuses and procrastination. Adopt and share a positive outlook with others. Don’t participate in gossip, storytelling and the spread of rumors. Our lives are meant to be enjoyed, not endured. We’re spiritual beings sharing a physical

Within these public lands, there is a wealth of natural resources that could benefit our citizens immensely. Currently, however, the state is not taking full advantage of their potential. steps by which Ohio can make leases that allow for gas and oil production on land under the jurisdiction of state agencies. These important initiatives will expand investments in our local economies and widen the job pool of Ohio residents. In economically trying times, the state government must find innovative solutions to alleviate the financial strain felt by Ohio’s families. Making use of what is right in front of us and what is right under our feet should be the

right of all Ohioans. As gas prices rise, other expenses simultaneously increase. For instance, our citizens end up paying more for food because the cost of transporting these products is directly related to fuel costs. Families fighting to make ends are further marginalized by this situation. I believe that House Bill 133 provides a viable answer to Ohio’s funding problems. We face an uphill battle to combat the soaring price of energy sources. The legislation allows Ohio to help itself. We need common-sense solutions that don’t involve tax raises or reliance on outside, limited funds. Through smart bills like this one, Ohio can help the middle class and enrich our state economy. Rep. Danny Bubp may be reached by calling (614) 644-6034, e-mailing, or writing to State Representative Danny Bubp, 77 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

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This May We Help-designed cello stand allows people who can’t use their arms or who don't have arms to play the string instrument with their feet. JOHN SENEY/STAFF

Lori Wahl stands with some of the alpacas at the New Richmond Alpaca Farm in Ohio Township. She and her husband, Greg, opened a shop on the farm to sell products made of alpaca fiber.

Store offers items made from alpaca fiber

By John Seney

Greg and Lori Wahl raise alpacas on their Ohio Township farm, which they open to visitors for special events throughout the year. They often get inquiries about how to purchase items made from the alpaca fiber. So they decided to open a retail outlet, The Alpaca Shop, in a building on their farm at 1240 Bethel-New Richmond Road. The shop held a grand opening in April. “It went well,” Greg said of the opening. There are no regular hours for the shop. It is open by appointment or during events at the farm. Products made from alpaca fiber sold at the shop include socks, gloves, sweaters, scarves, hats and stuffed animals. The Wahls send fiber from their alpacas to co-ops in the United States and Peru that send the finished products back to them. Visitors can buy yarn that comes directly from the animals at the farm. “We label the yarn with the animal’s name,” Lori Wahl said. The yarn also is used to

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Business: The Alpaca Shop Location: At the New Richmond Alpaca Farm, 1240 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Phone: 253-3700 Website: Hours: By appointment Owners: Greg and Lori Wahl make nesting balls for sale at the shop. Birds pull yarn from the balls to make their nests. Prices at the shop range from a $20 scarf to sweaters that cost up to $160. “It’s similar to cashmere,” Lori Wahl said of the fiber. “It’s hypoallergenic and non-itch.” Alpacas are related to llamas and are native to the Andes Mountains in Peru. The Wahls have 35 alpacas on their 42-acre farm. Nine acres are fenced in for the alpacas. They started the farm in 2006 with just five alpacas. “They are easy to care for,” Greg Wahl said. “They are low maintenance. You don’t need to groom them at all.” In addition to having the animals sheared for the fiber, the Wahls sell alpacas to other farms and investors.

May We Help volunteers engineer solutions for disabilities By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT COUNTY There are organizations out there to meet the basic needs of people with disabilities, but what about the wants? Who makes sure a painter can paint when she succumbs to illness? Who helps a little girl with no arms play the cello with her feet? What about a boy with one leg who wants to ride a bike? In Greater Cincinnati, those tasks fall to a Clermont County-based organization called May We Help. “We have a team of volunteers – mostly engineers and machinists – who use their knowledge to help people in the handicapped community pursue their passions,” said Chris Kubik, the organization’s volunteer and client coordinator. “We are really a team of personal proto-typers.” The organization’s volunteers meet in Eastgate once a month to get a list of upcoming project requests and to brainstorm. Some of their inventions have included a canvas that rotates 360degrees to help someone paint, a sliding floor-rest for string instruments, a selfbalancing physical therapy scooter, a bicycle that uses one hand and one foot to peddle, a “sky hook” that holds someone’s arm up so

they can draw and more. It all started in 2006 when organization founder Bill Wood met Patty Kempf, who loved to read, but was struggling with cerebral palsy and had a hard time turning the pages. While working on an automatic page-turner, Wood met two other Bills – Bill Sand and Bill Deimling. While sharing a LaRosa’s pizza, the three decided to start May We Help with a hub in Milford. Since then, dozens of volunteers have stepped up to help. “The strength is really in our volunteers. Some of the requests we get end up being modifications (to existing equipment), but other things are made from scratch,” Kubik said. “Most of the volunteers work on these projects at work or at home with commercial grade materials. These aren’t just someone’s garage projects.” Kubik said many of the ideas start with the families who ask for help – like a bouncing baby seat over a small treadmill to help a boy with Spina Bifida learn to walk. “Most of the ideas come from the families and we give those ideas flesh and bones,” he said. “There are partnerships between the handicapped and engineering communities, but it’s usually in business. When


This invention was created to help lift and position a keyboard and monitor for people with cerebral palsy.


This custom trackball with clicking towers was designed for a May We Help client with very limited hand motion. A trackball is a pointing device used for electronics, like a computer mouse, and the click towers are used like the buttons on a mouse.



Greg and Lori Wahl sell a variety of products made from alpaca fiber at The Alpaca Shop at the New Richmond Alpaca Farm in Ohio Township.

Some people with disabilities or trouble with mobility use scooters to develop particular muscles. However, because most scooters don’t stand on their own, a physical therapist often has to be there to hold the disabled person upright. With this May We Help custom-made scooter, people can do this physical therapy at home and on their own.

you try to start a business for these kinds of things, there’s such a small market that everything is really expensive. We’re a non-profit, so we only have to make one. You can be the only person in the world who needs this (invention) and that’s fine.” “This form of aid is brand new,” Kubik said. There are three other agencies in the world who do this kind of specialty work – a loose group of volunteers in Canada, a warehouse set-up in Israel and a university-connected organization in Australia, Kubik said. If a family or handicapped person contacts May We Help for basic needs – like a modified bed or handicapped ramp– the organization will

either refer them to another agency or take on the task. “When we get requests for small modifications or installations we might just do it – sometimes it’s easier that way,” Kubik said. “Those needs can put a huge financial, emotional and physical strain on the family,” volunteer Genevieve Ivers said. “We just want to enhance the quality of life for these people and, through creativity, bring some normalcy back.” May We Help is looking for people with needs as well as volunteers and donors. And they can be from outside Greater Cincinnati. For more information or to contact Kubik, visit


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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. 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.


Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, 326 Broadway St., Incentive-based 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.


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


Civic Pops!, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. Folk melodies Inspire the Pops. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 231-4172; Anderson Township.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 5


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.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, 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. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or sixpiece 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.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Rides, games for all ages, bid ‘n buy booth, food and drink booths, air-conditioned children’s area and prizes. Gambling tent and Texas Hold ‘em Tournament. Alcohol with ID and wristband. 388-4466; Anderson Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


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.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 388-4466; Anderson Township.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; Milford.


The Roasters, 9 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.


Mother Nature’s Child Film Screening, 710 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Special viewing of inspirational new film, which discusses and demonstrates critical importance of nature in children’s lives. Featuring Richard Louv, Jon Young, David Sobel and more. Followed by discussion. Adults only. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Kids Night. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Chevettes. Bike races on the front stretch. Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 6


Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Dessert Auction, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Homemade desserts auctioned. Preview at 11 a.m. with auction starting at noon. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Sound Chorus. 554-2648; Loveland.


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. Getting Started in Genealogy, 10-11:30 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Topic: Library Resources. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 732-2128; Batavia.


Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Thirty-Piece Ohio Military Band Concert, 2-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Light refreshments provided. Free. 6835692; Loveland.


The Williamsburg Garden Club Home Garden Tour is at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16. It is a self-guided tour of eight private gardens and is rain or shine. Cost is $8, $7 advance. Tickets will be available the day of the tour for $8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windy’s World, 127 W. Main St. Call 724-3001 or 625-2602 or visit Pictured is a landscaped pond area from a past garden tour. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 7



Saturday Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Splash, play and explore within boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to stream, where naturalist will be stationed with collecting equipment, ID sheets and other info. Parents must be present at all times. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Introduction to Family Nature Scrapbooking, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Start a scrapbook to record, share, remember and celebrate your time spent outdoors. Trail guides leads children on nature hike . $30, $25 members for adult/child pair. Registration required by July 5. 831-1711; Union Township.


Sporting Women Outdoor Recreation Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, 5595 Anstaett Road, Outdoor sporting and recreational workshop, over 20 classes offered, lunch and drinks provided. $40. Registration required. 4845403; Owensville. 5K for the Levy, 7:30-11 a.m., Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 Ohio 50, Registration begins 7:30 a.m. Run/Walk on 3.1-mile scenic course, starting and ending at the Wildey Center. Awards given to the top male and female runners and walkers. Awards for top runners and walkers in each age division. Post race: awards, refreshments and music. Free Kids Fun Run follows awards. Benefits Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. $15. Registration required. 6586225; Owensville.


Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard. Reservations required. 3242873; Loveland.

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 3-11 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Chicken dinner available. 3884466; Anderson Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; Milford. Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, Free. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


The Handbell Choir of Germany, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Choir of 15 young adults of the Augustine Lutheran Church in Gotha, Germany, ring five octaves of Malmark handbells. Family friendly. Free, offering accepted. 474-4938; Anderson Township.

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FARMERS MARKET 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.; Loveland.

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Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cheeseburger in Paradise, 812 Eastgate North Road, Bring instrument. All genres welcome. Free. 967-0427. Union Township.


Pony Camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Teal Lake Farm, 2301 Whitmer Road, Daily through July 21. Ages 5-13. 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.


Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township.


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.


Whistle Stop Clay Works Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., Gardens and Guardians. Daily through July 22. Students receive both group and individual instruction at their own level. Instructors offer patient and personal guidance. Lunch allowed for 30 minutes. Each camp session is one week. Ages 8-13. $295. Registration required. 683-2529; Loveland. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Daily through July 22. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. 313-2076; Loveland.

SUMMER CAMP - NATURE Creature Quest, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Daily through July 22. Meet fascinating, rarely seen animals up close as you paddle your canoe onto the pond and skim the water for aquatic creatures. Ages 6-12. $220, $170 members. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods. 8311711; Goshen Township. GARY LANDERS/STAFF

The first Queen City Sausage Festival will be 5-11 p.m. Friday, July 15, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Newport’s Riverfront Levee, below the Newport Aquarium. The festival celebrates the region’s rich culture and history of local sausage making with local food vendors, local beer and local musicians. Each vendor will offer their own specialty dishes using Queen City sausages (brats, metts, Italian, Andouille, Chorizo, etc.). The festival will also include a beer garden, live music, games, kids’ rides, cornhole tournaments, eating contests, festival T-shirts and hats, and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit The event is hosted and presented by Queen City Sausage and Provisions LLC. Pictured is the company flag and flying pig sculpture on the roof at Queen City Sausage in Camp Washington.


SUMMER CAMP - YMCA The Cincinnati Museum Center opens the exhibit, “Inspired by Anne,” Saturday, Clermont Family YMCA Pioneer Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Daily through July 22. Pioneer weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 6-8. $168, $112 members. Registration required. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township.

July 16, in the Cincinnati History Museum. The exhibit celebrates the life and work of Covington resident Anne Wainscott, 94. She was fashion illustrator for Shillito’s Department Store and the Cincinnati Enquirer for nearly five decades. The exhibit includes sketches, artwork, hand-made garments and a replica of her studio. It is through Sept. 4. Admission is free for members and included in an all museums pass: $12.50, adults; $11.50, ages 60 and up; and $8.50, ages 3-12. Visit or call 513-287-7000.


Bethel Journal

July 14, 2011


Soggy spring a set-up for summer slugfest

With all the rainfall this spring, slug populations have been at an all-time slimy high. And these “slime balls” will destroy you favorite plants when you aren’t looking. So how do you control these slow-moving slimy leaf eaters? First, you need to learn a little bit about them.

What are slugs and what do they do?

Slugs are simply shell-less snails. These slimy creatures are mollusks, vary in size from 1⁄4 inch to 5 inches-plus, range from dark black-brown to orange in color, are hermaphroditic (male and female) laying up to 100 eggs or more (spring and summer), and are highly dependent on moisture in the ground and surrounding habitat. The slime trails they leave behind (when moving) become silvery when dry, and are used to identify the presence of slugs (along with holes in the plant’s foliage). Slugs over-winter as adults hiding in the ground. In the summer, they hide during the day under garden debris, mulch, rocks, boards,

weeds and groundcover, to stay out of the sun and wind. A slug is 80 percent water, and its slime is 98 percent water, so cool, dark and damp living conditions are important, and the main reason they feed at night, or during cloudy days. Slugs are especially active after rainfalls or irrigation periods. Slugs (snails) feed on a variety of living plants as well as decaying plant matter. They have chewing mouthparts and cause plant damage by creating large irregularly shaped holes in leaves with tattered edges. They prefer succulent foliage or flowers, seedlings, herbaceous plants, and fruit lying on or close to the ground, etc., but eat anything from garbage to feeding on bones. Hostas, by the way, are definitely one of their favorite plants.

How can I control slugs in my garden?

There are several ways to help control slug populations, and in most cases, a combination of methods works best. Cultural controls: Eliminate places where slugs can

hide, like stones, debris, weeds, and heavy mulches, and try to use plants susRon Wilson less ceptible to In the Garden slug dama g e s . Open up the areas to more sunlight and airflow, which slugs do not like. Handpicking: Have a “Slugfest” to see who can pick the most slugs. Pick at night with a flashlight in hand. This is effective if done on a regular basis. Water the area before picking to entice the slugs out. Trapping: Inverted melon rinds or grapefruit halves make excellent traps. Scrape off the accumulated slugs daily and destroy them. Beer-baited traps work nicely. Use empty tuna cans, place in the ground around plants and fill with beer (non-alcoholic beer works best). Slugs are attracted to the beer, fall in the can and drown. Empty and refill with beer as needed. Barriers: Copper barriers around beds will keep slugs

from entering. Using coarse sand, crushed egg shells or used coffee grounds around desirable plants creates a border to help keep slugs out. Sprinkling the soil and or foliage with *diatomaceous earth acts as a barrier; when slugs crawl across it, they are sliced and dehydrate. Even using pine straw for mulch seems to deter slug populations. Baits: Slug baits are probably the most consistent method of slug control, but not all are labeled for around edibles (read the label). Covered containers or bait traps can be used to minimize poisoning concerns. Bonide’s *SlugMagic or Espoma’s *Slug & Snail Control are slug baits (less toxic/much safer) and can be used around children, pets, wildlife, the garden, etc. Natural enemies: Slugs have natural enemies, including ducks, geese, chickens, snakes, toads, turtles, birds, beetles, spiders, ants, harvestmen and firefly larvae. Invite these guys to your slugfest! *Note: Always read and follow the label/directions on each recommended product before use. Actual slug con-

trol will vary due to many factors, and rarely is there ever 100 percent control. We do not recommend the use of salt in or on top of the soil for slug control.

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Bethel Journal

July 14, 2011

Easy dishes to pull out for any picnic, potluck Rita is on vacation for the next two weeks. The following is a selection of her “best of” recipes.

It’s summer and that means lots of folks celebrating the season with family cookouts, potlucks and picnics. Here are some good “take-along” recipes that can be done in advance. And that’s a bonus for everybody, especially the cook!

Bodacious baked beans

Is there a picnic that doesn’t include baked beans? Don’t think so. But baked beans don’t have to be boring. Elevate them to new heights with this recipe which is one of my most requested picnic side dishes. Adapted from my good friend Barbara Bond’s recipe. To see a video of me making this, log onto my blog at (Cooking with Rita). 32 oz. baked beans 1 can regular, plain beans, your choice, drained 1 generous cup favorite barbecue sauce or more 1 ⁄2 cup brown sugar

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

1 medium onion, chopped 1 Granny S m i t h a p p l e , chopped but not peeled 6 strips bacon, sautéed and cut up

Mix everything together. Pour into sprayed casserole. Bake in 350 degree oven about 40 to 50 minutes, until bubbly and no longer real runny. It gets thicker as it cools. Delicious hot, room temperature or cold. Serves six to eight.

Rita’s seven-layer salad

Anywhere from half to a pound of bacon, cut into small pieces, fried and drained 1 head of iceberg lettuce, enough to make two nice layers in a big bowl 6-7 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 10 oz. or so pkg. of frozen peas, thawed

Put half the lettuce in the bottom of a big bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put egg slices on top, enough to cover. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer half the green onions on. Sprinkle peas on top of that, the bacon, the rest of the lettuce, 2 cups cheddar. Spread mayonnaise on top making sure you cover the entire top. Cover and chill eight to 24 hours. To serve, sprinkle the rest of the cheddar on top and the rest of the green onions. Now if you don’t like that many green onions, leave them off of the top.

Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle

OK, so when Tink brought this over, she told me it was a Betty Crocker recipe but I know it had Tink’s touch – that extra bit of love folded

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Drizzle with glaze.

4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 bunch green onions, sliced Enough mayonnaise for last layer, a cup or so Salt and pepper

Crumb topping:

Blend together 1

⁄2 cup sugar ⁄3 cup flour Up to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 stick softened butter or margarine 1


Rita’s version of Tink Stewart’s blueberry buckle.



I’ve adapted it slightly. Delicious.

2 cups flour 3 ⁄4 cup sugar 21⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup shortening 3 ⁄4 cup milk 1 egg slightly beaten 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (thawed and drained) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease 9inch square or round pan. Blend everything but berries and beat 30 seconds. Stir in berries. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Blend together 1

⁄2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 11⁄2 to 2 teaspoons hot water


Perfect for the little ones to mix up. You can substitute pineapple chunks for the orange sections. 1 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup sour cream, regular or light 1 cup orange sections (and these can be canned mandarin oranges, drained) 1 cup grapes 1 cup flaked coconut Mix everything together. Chill. Serves four to six.

Perfectly grilled salmon

The 70-30 rule applies to any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule about seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with skin (or not) on both sides with olive or other oil. Season both sides with salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is enough for all four) and the juice of a lime (about 2 tablespoons). Grill as indicated above. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Bethel Journal

July 14, 2011


Family a blessing in time of need

Donate to the Starfish Foundation It is time to consider making a contribution to The Starfish Foundation, which benefits abused and neglected children in Clermont County. The Starfish Foundation was formed to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children involved with Clermont County Children’s Services in the memory of the late John E. McManus who served as the director of Clermont County Job and Family Services up until his unexpected death in 1996. To continue his compassion for making a difference in the lives of the children in Clermont County, the foundation was initiated and has been successful in keeping McManus’s legacy alive. The foundation is asking for help in making a difference in the lives of children who have been abused or neglected. Donations will go directly to needy children involved with Clermont County Children’s Services. Contributions in the past assisted with many children being able to have those extra items that we take for granted such as extra eye glasses, graduation expenses, summer camp and sports fees or other items that make life a little more bearable. Please consider contributing by participating as golf team or being a sponsor. Also raffle donations are needed. Your donation will make a difference. If you have any questions, call 732-8850.

food with them. They have their plate full between both of their Mothers having heath problems. We are so fortunate with our wonderful family. We had a meeting with the surgeon’s gal today. She changed the bandage. We will go back Thursday. Deb got a wheelchair at the church and at the hospital Ruth Ann got a walker and other items she needs. We were blessed on

Monday evening to have a neighbor bring supper to us and they also ate with us. What a blessing to have neighbors like this. Now you may wonder who is taking care of this gal. Well now Nurse George is doing this. The nursing homes are fine, but for Ruth Ann’s needs, I can take care of her. When Ruth Ann had other surgeries I always brought her home now we have nurses coming a few

times each week, we thank the Good Lord for his protection. I called the Boar’s Head Bait Shop at Afton. Mike said the fishing is still good. The crappie and bass are going to deeper water, the temperature of the lake is in the 80s. The garden is doing good, whatever the deer will let alone of course. The raised beds are fenced and this helps. With the wet

weather the big garden has been so wet. The raised beds will dry out and at some time will need to be watered. So this fall we will build five more raised beds, so we can control the amount of rain. During heavy rain I can cover. Them that will help. We have planted 18 blueberry plants and more black raspberries. We have eight plants so we got eight quarts of berries.

Start your week by going to the George church of Rooks your choice and praise Ole the Good Fisherman 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.






Saint Mary Church,Bethel

All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412

3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm

Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services



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


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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

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


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

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


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

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"

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School

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

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia



*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



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


Trinity United Methodist

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

“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)


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

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


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



BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

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

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

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

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Owensville United Methodist Church

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.


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

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142 PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)



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

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.


Howdy folks, Well, as that feller on the radio says this is the rest of the story on Ruth Ann. Some of you have heard bits and pieces, so here’s the rest. In February a tumor developed on her left leg below the knee. We went to the surgeon the first of March. On April 4 he did a biopsy. We were hoping it was benign, but No! It was cancer. So he ordered 25 radiation treatments. These treatments seemed to clear the cancer up. Thursday, June 30, the doctor did the surgery and removed the tumor and did a skin graft over the wound. Ruth Ann was dismissed from the hospital on Saturday. We got home about 3 p.m. Our daughter Pauline, Ralph, Ralphie and Curtis was at the hospital when Debby and I went to get her so they came home with us. It was good the boys were here to help get her in the house as our house has steps on both doors. On Monday, Deb and Bob came over to put a wheelchair ramp to the front porch. I went down to Lowe’s and got a sheet of treated plywood. Now as the kids were building the deck I offered to help so Deb said Bob had in his mind how to build it. Now our children have helped build other steps and different construction items here. Of course we needed to furnish some tools like a level, sledge hammer, square and carpenter pencil. On Saturday afternoon we got Ruth Ann settled. Pauline and Ralph went and got us supper and we enjoyed the fellowship and

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

Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

9:30am 10:30am


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

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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7:00pm 7:00pm

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


EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am


Sunday Morning 10:00AM 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

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

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

9:30am Sunday School Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am 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”


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




Barbara A. Putoff, 52, 814 Sodom Road, driving under influence, June 22. Justin A. Sons, 19, 123 N. West St., underage consumption, June 25. Matthew V. Smith, 34, 4789 Jester Road, driving under influence, failure to comply, open container, June 23. Charles J. Pike, 42, 125 Starling Road, persistent disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, June 23. Christopher Gibson, 29, 5303 Belfast

Owensville Road, driving under influence, June 18. Jason M. Green, 36, 2295 Oak Corner Road, drug possession, paraphernalia, June 15.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Male was threatened at 340 S. Main St., June 23.




Criminal mischief

Tire cut on vehicle at 307 N. Main, June 12. Someone defecated on porch at 500 N. Charity St., June 21. Reported at 56 Bethel Park Drive, June 20. Metal shelving units found at Burke

INVITATION FOR BIDS On August 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: Central Office Improvements. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, no later than August 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on July 19, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. at 65 South Market St., Batavia, Ohio. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by e-mailing Brian Yacucci at Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 1001649389 LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF OHIO CLERMONT COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO VACATE SUBDIVISION LOT (OHIO REVISED CODE §711.25) The Pierce Township Board of Trustees, having enacted Resolution # 11-005 on June 27, 2011, hereby gives notice, by and through its undersigned legal counsel, of its intention to vacate and remove Lot 10 from the Recorded Plat of Sycamore Green Subdivision, currently located at Plat Cabinet 9, Pages 58 and 59 of the records of the Clermont County Recorder. Pierce Township and its Board of Trustees give this notice pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §711.25. Frances S. Kelly Law Director, Pierce Township LEGAL NOTICE Shalon Mitchell whose last known address was 495 Old Boston Road, Batavia, OH (Unit 403) and Kimberly Foster whose last known address was 100 Universtiy Lane Apt 101, Batavia, OH (Unit202) and Chuck Pierce whose last known address was P. O. Box 141114, Cincinnati, OH (Unit 322) and Joe Fisher whose last known address 1863 N. Woodland, Fayetteville, OH (Units 229,315) and Patricia Ray whose last known address was 515 E. Main Street, Batavia, OH 45103 (Unit 216) and Chuck Engle whose last known address was 3197 Batavia Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, OH (Units 112 &203 ) . You are hereby notified that your personal property now in storage at Batavia Heights Storage, 1014 Hospital Drive, Batavia, OH, may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses within 15 days from the date of this notice. If at the end of 15 days items are not claimed, we reserve the right to dispose of stored property at our discretion. The last day to claim your property is July 13, 2011. 1001648904

Park, June 17.


Disorderly conduct

Criminal damage

Three Port-O-Lets overturned in baseball park at Fossyl Drive, June 21. Windshield broken on vehicle at 210 W. Plane St., June 14.

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Elizabeth Harvey, 21, 310 Brown St., Bethel, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 310 Brown St., Bethel, July 29. Tyler James Bullock, 18, 3567 Starling Road, Bethel, criminal mischief at 2800 block of Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 29. Zachary Tyler Baker, 18, 2540 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, criminal mischief at 2800 block of Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 29. Lyle Craig Behymer, 18, 2427 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, criminal mischief at 2800 block of Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 29. Ryan Scott Behymer, 18, 2427 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, criminal mischief at 2800 block of Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 29. Patrick Ryan Helton, 18, 1245 Deblin Drive, Milford, criminal mischief at 2800 block of Ohio Pike, Bethel, June 29.

DEATHS Glenna Perkins

Glenna Bowman Perkins, 89, Bethel, died June 16. Survived by children Eva Mae (the late David) Rice, Robert (the late Linda) Perkins; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Verlin Perkins, daughter Deborah Mattox, siblings Mary, Suzie, Clyde, Sam, Joe Bowman. Services were June 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Northside Baptist Church, 320 Brown St., P.O. Box 116, Bethel, OH 45106.


Terry Shinkle, Batavia, alter, 1765 Deer Run, Tate Township.

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


filings Kristopher M. Alzayer vs. Dean S. Gollar, et al., other tort. Christopher Campbell vs. Linda Siegel, other tort. Christopher Brieg vs. Johnnye T. Turner, et al., other tort. MTGLQ Investors LP vs. David A. Boyle, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Tonya Siegrist, et al.,, foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Sherrill P. Hondorf, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Robb S. Sartori, et al., foreclosure. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Scott T. Regan, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Joseph M. Miller, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Deborah L. Brokamp, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Glenn J. Napier, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kelly C. Wiedenbein, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Marc Holland, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Terry L. Anderson, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Elham T. Emmons, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Mark W. Anderkin, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Bank vs. Michael R. Waits, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Bank Successor by Merger with Fifth vs. Janet R. Paxton, et al., foreclosure. Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Mark D. Collins, et al., foreclosure.

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JMK Transportation LLC, et al., other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Michael Stang, other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Tara L. Robinson, other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Patrick J. Sullivan, other civil. Marquee Capital Inc. vs. Theresa M. Richardson, other civil. Sun Chemical Corp. vs. Michael Kramer, other civil. Sonia L. Cassity, et al. vs. Kathryn L. Keefe, et al., other civil.

HSBC Bank USA NA as trustee vs. Kellie Morgan, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Carolyn Oliver, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc successor to ABN AMRO Mortgage Gr. vs. Suzzanne Lee Thompson, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Linda D. Ortlieb, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Betty Cox, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jimmy B. Lawrence, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin M. Bailey, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kim R. Schieldknecht, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. Robert J. Brown, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Thomas C. Kunesky, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA Successor by Merger vs. Tiffany Best, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home vs. Aaron T. Leszkai, et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. James A. Lee Jr., et al., foreclosure. James Siler, et al. vs. River Pines RV Resort Condominium Association Inc., et al., other civil. University Hospital vs. Terri Fox, other civil. Jessica Hornsby vs. Parmjit Sohi, et al., other civil. Pride Acquisitions LLC Assignee of Chase Bank vs. John E. Dunn, other civil. Pride Acquisitions LLC Assignee of Chase Bank vs. Kenneth M. Brown, other civil. Artisan and Truckers Casualty Co. vs.


Chris Parsley vs. Kristen Parsley Sarah Balltrip vs. Ralph Balltrip II Todd B. Ayers vs. Tasha N. Ayers Andrew J. Lee vs. Larae Lee Leigh A. Virzi vs. Andrew T. Virzi Skylar Apgar vs. Jason Apgar David A. Disbrow vs. Christine M. Disbrow Gail Luecke vs. Don Luecke Jr.


Summer N. Hughes vs. Michael B. Hughes Melissa L. Dees vs. Garylee H. Dees Nicolle Taylor vs. Bobby Taylor Amy Abbinante vs. Mark Abbinante Jr. Laurie L. Halmi Hickman vs. Eric W. Hickman∑ Debra L. Woelfel vs. John R. Woelfel Peggy A. Halcomb vs. Daryl L. Halcomb Lori Meyer vs. Richard M. Meyer Jr. Jack B. Moore vs. Barbara A. Moore James N. Jordan vs. Eileen A. Jordan Milan Larrick vs. Rossanna Larrick Jessica Cleary vs. Nicholas Cleary Alexis Mai vs. Anthony Mai

RELIGION Clear Mountain Church

The congregation will host Vacation Bible School “Lifeway’s Arctic Edge” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15, at the church on Tollgate Road in Williamsburg Township. Children from 4 years old to sixthgrade are encouraged to attend. Call 377-5153 forinformation. The church is at 4050Tollgate Road, Williamsburg; 724-3341.

Faith United Methodist Church

The Men’s Group will sponsor a yard

sale July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information call. The church is at 180 N. Fifth St. in Batavia; 732-2027.

St. Louis Church

Got talent? Share your unique brand of entertainment on stage at the annual St. Louis Church Festival Sunday, Aug. 7. The St. Louis Festival Committee members will host a Talent Show beginning at 1 p.m. The number of acts are limited to 25. No karaoke acts will be accepted. A $10 entry

fee will be charged. Trophies and prize money will be awarded to the top three performers: First place, $100; second place, $75; and third place, $50. If needed, piano accompaniment will be provided. The final sign up is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, at St. Louis, 210 N. Broadway St. in Owensville. Call Peg at 460-7666 for more information. The church is at 210 N. Broadway St. in Owensville; 732-2218.

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


634 Hope Way, Freedom Homes to Kara Harrison, 0.3850 acre, $144,110.


2265 Oak Corner Road, Phillip & Patricia Fite to Rocky Reese, 1.2800 acre, $119,900. 3220 Sugartree Road, Patricia Spangler to Roger & Karen Wagner, 9.5600 acre, $142,000.


Ohio 222, Joseph Hubbard III to Bobby & Sandra Owens, 1.9000 acre, $15,000.

County fair board election to be held


LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, July 30th, 2011 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 #108 - Heather L. Strassel, 888 Staghorn Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. Unit # 058 - Robert & Lisa Dillingham, 6813 Center St. Newtown, Ohio 45244. Unit # 045 Wayne C. Johnson, 776 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Apt 205, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. Unit #341 Derrick Wright, 1720 Sutton Ave Apt. 3, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230. Unit #307 Darla S. Writesel, 751 ½ Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45255. 1001650256

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Laptop charger taken from Radio Shack at 720 W. Plane St., June 22. Letters taken from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses building at 619 Easter Road, June 23. Medication taken at 125 Starling Road No. 10, June 23. Concrete angel taken at 119 W. Plane St., June 21. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 115 Bethel Park Drive, June 20. AC units taken at 119 W. Plane St., June 17.

Miter box and air compressor taken at 220 S. Main St., June 18.





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There are currently 20 members of the Clermont County Agricultural Society Board of Directors, more commonly known as the “Fair Board.” This board’s main responsibility is to put on the Clermont County Fair each year. Once elected, the term of office is three years. The terms are rotated so that approximately one-third of the terms are up for election each year. This year, the township seats of Franklin, Milford, Ohio, Union and Washington are to be elected along with two at large positions. Anyone interested in running for these positions may do so under the following conditions: • Must be a member of the Clermont County Agricultural Society. Membership can be purchased at the fair board office for $35. • For township seats, candidates must be a resident of that township. • Must have a petition signed by 10 members of

the society. Petition must be returned by July 23, 2011, before 5 p.m. Petitions are available in the fair board office until 4 p.m. on July 23, 2011. The election will be held Saturday, July 30, 2011, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the fair board office. Only members of the Clermont County Agricultural Society may vote. You must bring your membership pass with you. One must be a resident of Clermont County and be 18 years of age or older to become a member of the Clermont County Agricultural Society. Memberships will be sold until noon Wednesday, July 27, in the fair board office. The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from now until fair week. During fair week, the office will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call Jan Schoellman, office manager, Clermont County Fair, at 732-0522.

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