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High school golfers get into the swing

Area high school golfers are heading to the links this week as fall sports season officially begins. See what your favorite team’s prospects are in this week’s sports section, page A6. You can find stories on many area golf teams at blogs/presspreps.

Quilt barn trail has unique twist

Quilt barns are a part of American history. You can find them on hundreds of trails in 30 states, including 30 trails in Ohio alone. Four local women are working on a quilt barn trail in Clermont County, but what makes this trail special is the work is being done by kids in the juvenile probation program. FULL STORY, B1

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Neville, Chilo on elimination list By John Seney

The Ohio River villages of Neville and Chilo could lose their post offices under a plan being considered by the U.S. Postal Service. Neville in Washington Township and Chilo in Franklin Township were the only Clermont County post offices on the list. Mary Pulskamp, a Neville village council member, said she lives only a few doors down from the post office and finds it very convenient. “Janet (Postmaster Janet Black-

burn) is wonderful. She knows her job. We’d miss Janet terribly,” Pulskamp said. Blackburn, contacted at the post office, had no comment on the possible closing. At the Chilo Post Office, Postmaster Tammy Keller said she was told by postal service officials not to comment on the possible closing. David Walton, regional spokesman for the postal service in Louisville, said the locations selected for possible closure were based on such factors as expenses, foot traffic and proximity to other post offices or locations where stamps can be purchased. The majority of the locations are rural, he said. There are 32,000 post offices in the United States, and 80 percent of them don’t bring in

enough revenue to cover expenses, he said. Walton stressed this was a study, and it doesn’t mean any of the locations on the list will automatically close. He said the reason for the possible closures was the financial state of the postal service, which is projected to lose more than $8 billion this year. “There has been a steep drop in first class mail volume since the start of the recession,” he said. “We have to adjust the entire infrastructure of the postal service to make up for the lost volume.” He said there are many more ways to access the postal service today, such as going online. “We no longer have to go to a brick and mortar post office,” he said. Walton said there is no

timetable for a decision on the closures. “The studies will take a considerable amount of time,” he said. “There will be no closures before at least December.” Before a decision is made to close a post office, there will be a public hearing in the affected community, he said. “Their (the communities’) input is very important,’ he said. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe July 26 said the postal service is reviewing 3,700 locations across the country for possible closure. Donahoe said some communities that lose their post office might get what the postal service is calling a village post office, smaller automated stations or a local vendor that sells stamps and flat-rate boxes.

Weeds hurt county’s image

During an update on economic development, Commissioner Archie Wilson complained the gateways at major road intersections needed to be cleaned up to improve Clermont County’s image. He said weeds often are growing up around a sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike welcoming people to Clermont County. FULL STORY, A2

Traffic signs to be upgraded

After nearly four years of planning, the village’s traffic signals will be upgraded by September. FULL STORY, A3

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Colton Moore, 4, and his brother Hunter Moore, 7, try to get one of the goats on display at the Clermont County Fair to come to them with no luck. The boys are from Bethel. They were with their grandfather Larry Moore of Manchester, Ohio. For more photos from the fair, see page A4.

Tiger Tools provides supplies for students By John Seney

BETHEL - Students heading back to school in the Bethel-Tate school district will be ready for the first day of class thanks to a program that provides backpacks, school supplies and haircuts for students. The fifth annual Tiger Tools event will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Bick Primary School, 101 Fossyl Drive. The event is sponsored by the Bethel-Tate PTO with help from the Bethel Lions Club and

the Burke Trust. “We provide the needed school supplies for students to come back to school,” said Michelle Woudenberg, co-president of the PTO. She said the event is open to all students entering kindergarten through fifth-grade. Volunteers from the PTO and Lions Club show up on the day of the event to help hand out supplies. “It’s a great event,” Woudenberg said. “We feel it’s one of the best things the PTO does for the community.” She said 300 to 400 kids typically show up for the event.

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A sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike welcomes visitors to Clermont County. County Commissioner Archie Wilson said weeds around the sign need trimming. tact the Ohio Department of Transportation, the county engineer and the townships about maintaining the gateway areas. “It’s going to have to be a collaborative effort,” Spinney said. Commissioner Bob Proud said he has noticed high weeds in the area of Interstate 275 and Ohio 32 and supported cleaning up the gateway areas. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” Proud said. Kuchta also told the

commissioners about leads on prospective businesses interested in moving to Clermont County are up this year compared to 2010. There were 53 leads this year compared to 44 for the same period in 2010. However, the prospect activity has slowed since the end of March, Kuchta said. Only 14 leads have come in since the end of March. “Less companies are actively looking for new space,” Kuchta said. “Companies are being more cautious.”

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The cases against the 11 charged with defacing the wall on Ohio Pike just west of Bethel are proceeding through the courts. Once all the court cases are finalized, Bethel council

member Rus Whitley said he would award the money collected to those who came forward with information about the three incidents when the wall was defaced. Whitley said three people so far have documents proving they provided useful information.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said June 30 in a press release that three separate incidents were investigated successfully and all parties involved were identified and charged. Nine adults and two juveniles were charged with causing more than $2,000 in damage to the wall.

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Bethel traffic signal upgrade to be done by Sept.

BETHEL - After nearly four years of planning, the village’s traffic signals will be upgraded by September. The village has been working with an OKI/Ohio Department of Transportation Signal Upgrade Grant since 2007 and construction will begin in the next six weeks, with a tentative completion date scheduled for this fall, said village Administrator Travis Dotson. “Over the next six weeks, residents should see all the ground work being

completed to put the new traffic signals into action,” Dotson said. “Once everything is in place, the current signals located at the intersections of Plane Street and Union Street and Plane Street and East Street, which are being removed, will be set to flash for 30 days to allow for people to adjust to the change.” The traffic signal at Plane Street and Main Street will be upgraded, the traffic signal at Plane Street and Charity Street will be removed and the traffic signals at Plane Street and Union Street and Plane Street and East Street will be removed. The signal at

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MOSCOW – Old days, old friends, old times at Moscow High School was the main menu for the annual homecoming picnic Saturday, July 16, at the Washington Township Park. Old schoolmates remembered the fun times with their classmate, Ben Houser, who passed away last month. Houser had been serving as president of the Moscow Alumni. At a special committee meeting, Vice President Libbie Bennett announced that Jim Hackney would serve as the interim president. “We’d like to invite everyone who attended old Moscow school to make plans to come to the fall Ice Cream Social. This annual event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Riverfront Park in Moscow.

Yard sale

FELICITY – A town-wide yard sale will be held in the village of Felicity Friday, Aug. 5, Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents are not required to obtain a permit for this weekend.

Summer crisis program

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont Community Services, Inc. in partnership with the Ohio Department of Development and Office of Community Services is taking applications for the Summer Crisis Program. The Summer Crisis Program will be open through Aug. 31. Income-eligible households with a member who has an illness that would benefit from assistance, verified by physician documentation, or with a member who is 60 years of age or older (no physician documentation is needed) is qualified to receive assistance. You may receive one payment for the current electric bill/pipp plus installment or total amount due up to $175. A disconnect notice is not required. To make an appointment or for additional information, contact the HEAP staff at 732-2277, option 3.

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PIERCE TWP. – Epilepsy Foundation officials are hosting the annual Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Outing Aug. 27 at Legendary Run in Pierce Township. This golf scramble will take place on one of Cincinnati's finest courses and will feature a $20,000 hole-in-one prize, raffles, food, drinks and much more. Cost is $300 for a foursome with sponsorships available. To find out more or register, call (513) 721-2905 or go to Your support of this event helps area youth with epilepsy by funding the Taylor Huth Scholarship fund. The foundation is dedicated to stopping seizures, find a cure, and overcome challenges created by seizures.

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BATAVIA TWP. – Effective Aug. 15, the Social Security office in Clermont County will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. Vsit or call 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1800-325-0778.

Main Street and South Street will not be changed, Dotson said. “The main need for the upgrade is the fact that all four traffic lights on Plane Street are controlled by one controller,” he said. “That is why they all turn green, yellow, or red at the same time. The upgrade will allow the lights to be controlled separately to maximize traffic flow through town and would also upgrade the actual lights themselves.” The 30-day period where the traffic signals will blink yellow is scheduled to begin at the end of August, Dotson said, and residents should only expect minor

traffic delays during construction. “The majority of the work will be at the corners of the intersections,” he said. “Overhead work will be completed during off traffic hours.” Aside from taking longer than expected to be completed, the project will cost the village about $17,000 more than expected because of an ODOT cap on how much they’ll contribute, Dotson said. “This grant is a 75-25 grant, which means that we have to match 25 percent of the cost,” he said. “The grant is capped at around $120,000 per project.

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BETHEL - George Leicht, who has been the village solicitor for about 33 years, plans to leave the position. Leicht said he has not officially submitted his resignation, but unofficially told council members a few weeks ago to begin looking for a replacement. At the July 25 council meeting, Mayor James Dick suggested the village look for someone to fill in as solicitor temporarily until a permanent solicitor can be hired. Alan Ausman, chairman of the council’s personnel committee, said the solicitor position would be discussed at the committee’s next meeting. Leicht said he is a U.S.

bankruptcy trustee and the work from that position is taking up more of his time. He said it was only fair to the village to begin looking for someone else. Leicht said he has been solicitor at a number of other villages over the years, including New Richmond, Chilo and Felicity. He left those positions several years ago, but stayed on at Bethel until now. His law office is in Bethel.

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Recruits take the Oath of Enlistment at the Clermont County Fair Thursday, July 28, at a ceremony honoring present and past military members.

Jennifer Whitaker pets a goat in one of the many interactive animal displays at the Clermont County Fair Thursday, July 28.

Extreme heat doesn’t squelch fun at fair Despite a week of 90degree temperatures, the Clermont County Fair was another hit. The fair kicked-off Sunday, July 24, with the annual parade and closed Saturday, July 30. “The attendance was great – a little weak during the day

because of the heat – but it increased dramatically as the sun went down,” said Jerry Bridges, vice president of the Clermont County Senior Fair Board. “A lot of fairs just aren’t making money right now, but the people of Clermont County supported us again and every-

thing went well. We have no complaints whatsoever,” he said. In addition to thanking the people who attended the fair, Bridges also wanted to thank the fair sponsors. He said the sponsorships make it so visitors only have to pay an entrance fee. There’s no

charge for parking, rides or events at the Clermont County Fair. “The sponsors make that possible – the fair the way we know it wouldn’t be possible without them,” Bridges said. For more photos from the fair, visit


Mandi Fontaine, 10, takes a nap in the Dairy Barn at the Clermont County Fair Wednesday, July 27. She is a member of the Clover Cats and shows beef cattle, but likes to hang out in the Dairy Barn.


Nevaeh Wells, 4, rides the monkey on the merry-go-round at the Clermont County Fair Monday, July 25. Holding on to her is her mother Nicole Wells. The are from Bethel.


These five friends took a break from the heat by getting something cold to drink at the 4-H Outpost. The Outpost is operated by The Clermont County 4-H Committee as a fundraiser. Money is used to send kids to camps and fund 4-H activities. From left are Grant Spikes, 16 of the Prime Producers 4-H Club, Sophie Enriquez, 17 of the Stonelick Shamrocks 4-H Club, Olivia Enriquez, 20, Isabell Jones, 16, of the Stonelick Shamrocks, and Lyndsey Hill, 20.



Sydney Snider was named the overall showmanship winner in meat goats Monday, July 25, at the Clermont County Fair. She was presented with a ribbon by her twin sister, Carley, who is the Swine Representative. They are from Felicity and are members of the FelicityFranklin FFA and Ultimate 4-H’ers.

Aubrie, 9, left, and Whitney Hauserman, 8, of Felicity convinced mom, Melanie, that a big cup of ice was just the thing for a very hot afternoon at the Clermont County Fair Monday, July 25.


This juggler from the Amazing Portable Circus performs for four boys and asks them to help him juggle. From left are Austin Lee, 12 of Bethel; Grant Anderson, 12 of New Richmond; Chris Nazareth, 12, of New Richmond; and Jacob Phillip, 12, of New Richmond. The circus performed at the Clermont County Fair Wednesday, July 27.

Avery Swearingen, 4, of Williamsburg rinses off a goat Tuesday, July 26, at the Clermont County Fair. He was one of several kids trying to keep the goats on display at the fair cool and clean. His brother is a member of the Maple Rey Milk & More 4-H Club. THERESA L. HERRON/STAFF

Quinn Reed, 12, of Stonelick Township, cools down her horse, Jurgen, who helped her win four first place ribbons Tuesday, July 26, at the Clermont County Fair. Helping is her friend Makenzie Morris also of Stonelick Township. They are both 4-H members in the Equine Club. THERESA L. HERRON/STAFF


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Bethel seeks to defend SBC golf crown By Scott Springer

Although the Bethel-Tate golf team has lost last year’s league player of the year in Alex Dice to graduation, coach Harold Messer believes his Tigers will be right back in contention in the Southern Buckeye Conference-American division. “I’ve got a couple guys that are pretty capable in Jason Adams and Robby Wagner,” Messer said. Adams is a junior and was a first-team all-league performer a year ago. This will be his third year as a varsity golfer. “Jason was player of the year as a freshman in our league,”

Messer said. Wagner is a senior and was selected to the SBAAC-American second team along with Nathan Pyles. Pyles also hits baseballs for Bethel-Tate in the spring, so Messer’s not sure how “game ready” he’ll be early on in the tee box. “Nathan will be a senior,” Messer said. “He’s a second-year player and was second-team allleague last year. He’s been pretty active in baseball all summer, I don’t know how much golfing he’s got in.” In his ninth year coaching golf at Bethel-Tate, Messer doesn’t appear alarmed. There’s a good golf course in town (Friendly Meadows) and most of his Tigers

know where it’s at, along with every rough and sand trap. “Most of them have memberships out there,” Messer said. “They’ve had a lot of opportunities to work on their game over the summer.” With his current veteran leadership, Messer figures to be in the running for another title, even though nearby schools have apparently improved. “I think New Richmond, Amelia and Western Brown are all going to be good,” Messer said. “I think New Richmond will be the top contender.” The downside for Messer and the Tigers is their reliance on upperclassmen. 2011 looks

promising, but 2012 might be an adventure. “That’s where we’re lacking,” Messer said. “We don’t have a lot of young kids. It’ll be a rebuilding year next year, even though we’ll have Jason Adams and Tyler Hauck. Jason will be in his fourth year of varsity and Tyler in his third.” While the former dairy farm that is Friendly Meadows awaits the drives, putts and chips of this year’s veterans, surrounding Clover Creek could be populated with “shots of inexperience” a year from now. For more sports coverage, see and


Bethel Tate’s Jason Adams will be chipping to the green at Friendly Meadows golf course again this season for the Tigers.

Bengals honor Klonne with Paul Brown coaching award The accolades keep coming for retired McNicholas High School head football coach Steve Klonne. Klonne’s most recent hardware came from the Cincinnati Bengals, who honored the legendary coach with the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding coach in the region, according to a Bengals’ press release. The Bengals will also donate $5,000 to McNicholas athletic department since Klonne was named the award’s winner. “Steve’s name is synonymous in our area with high school coaching excellence,” Bengals’ president Mike Brown said. “He not only has been a winner, he has earned tremendous respect. There’s no better example of that than the group (Southwestern Ohio Coaches Association) that has actually named their Coach of the Year award after him.” Klonne will enter his 42nd year of coaching in 2011 as he takes the side-


Mason Elliott and his teammates took turns on the headset following their 9-0 semifinal victory July 26. Mason was able to tell his father – stationed at Camp Atterbury, Ind., until he deploys overseas – about the game, in which Mason had two hits and scored three runs for the Kryptonite. FILE PHOTO

Retired head McNicholas football coach Steve Klonne received the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award from the Cincinnati Bengals.

lines for the Rockets in an assistant’s role. A graduate of St. Xavier High School, Klonne won two state titles while coaching at Moeller from 1982 to 2001. His 1982 Moeller squad was crowned as national champions by USA Today. The 2010 McNick squad captured a Division III regional championship and finished the year with an 11-3 record. Klonne left head coaching with a 202-74 career record.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

Cincinnati Fury, a newly-formed, select youth baseball organization that was formed to compete at a high level with honor and integrity through skilled coaching, is having tryouts The 11U tryout is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 9 a.m. registration, and the 15U tryouts are 3-7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. registration. Dates are Aug. 6 at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Milford; Aug. 13 at Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road; and Aug. 20 at Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights. Players only need to attend one date. Players are to dress in long pants and bring the necessary baseball equipment (gloves, bats, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, hats, etc.). Water will be provided. Cincinnati Fury has the competitive advantage of a solid staff with extensive baseball knowledge and experience guided by the coaching philosophy of Don Gullett Jr. Don’s father, Don Gullet, a former MLB pitcher and pitching coach will be the Fury’s pitching coordinator. Cincinnati Fury will have open tryouts for anyone eligible for the 2012 11U and 15U divisions. Players will go through a pro-style workout where they will be assessed individually on a range of skills. Visit, e-mail, or call 390-7800 for more information. • A new 10U select (AABC) baseball team based in Clermont County area is looking to fill the last few spots for the 2012 season. Players cannot turn 11 before May

1, 2012. The team is looking for players who are dedicated, hard working and willing to learn. The team will strive to be one of the best teams in the best select baseball league in the country. Call 253-8424 about open tryouts, private tryouts or with questions.

Softball tryouts

Cincy Slammers Fastpitch, based in the Loveland and Goshen, area, will be conducting tryouts for its 2011-2012 girls select fastpitch teams. The tryout dates for the 10U and 12U teams are: • 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5. • 1:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6. • 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. The tryout dates for the 14U and 16U teams are: • 6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4. • 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 6. • 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. All tryouts will be at the Goshen High School baseball and softball fields which are located behind Goshen Middle School, 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen, near the high school football field. Players should bring their equipment with them. Pitchers and catchers should plan on staying at tryouts a bit longer. Please pre-register for tryouts at Contact Michelle Ripperger at 254-8411 or or Kevin Hartzler at 780-6370 or

Kindness ties ’Burg with Kenton team By Adam Turer

The Kenton County Kryptonite took home the Greater Cincinnati Knothole Class C Jr championship with a 12-6 win Saturday, July 30. The 29-0 season and title are great, but that was not the best part of this story. As reported on July 21 for the South Kenton Recorder (sister paper of the Community Journal), the Kryptonite’s assistant coach and father of centerfielder Mason Elliott, James Elliott, had to miss most of the season while training with his National Guard unit for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East. Upon reading about the situation online, Williamsburg resident Paul Keith was inspired to do something for the Kryptonite and the Elliott family. Keith and his usual broadcast partner, Dave Little, started broadcasting Williamsburg High School athletic and other extracurricular events in 2010 through Keith was inspired by the story of James and Mason Elliott and the story struck close to Keith’s heart. As a 9-year-old baseball player growing up in Norwood, Keith tragically lost his father. “I sort of know what Mason is feeling, not being able to have his dad there to see his games,” Keith said. “Fortunately, James is still with us and what better way to help them out than to allow him to listen to Mason’s game.” Michelle Elliott joined Paul Keith’s broadcast to speak to her husband, James Elliott. James was listening from Camp Atterbury with his 940th Military Police Co. The Kryptonite played the Little Miami Muddiggers in the semifinal Tuesday, July 26. Keith and Williamsburg schools superintendent Jeff Weir broadcast the game. James Elliott was crowded into a bay at Camp Atterbury with 20 to 30 other members of the 940th Military Police Co., listening to the Krytponite through a laptop hooked up to a surround-sound speaker system. James texted his wife, Michelle, throughout the game to let her know he was following along with her. “I really can’t even describe it,” said Michelle, when asked what it meant to her for her husband to listen to Mason’s game from his base in Indiana. The entire Elliott family was grateful for the opportunity given to them by Keith, a complete stranger.

“All you can do is say thank you,” said James’s mother and Mason’s grandmother, Millie Elliott, who attended Tuesday’s game with her husband Larry, a former Marine and Vietnam veteran. “We really appreciate everything.” During the semifinal broadcast, Michelle and Millie donned headsets to say hello to James and tell him how much they love him over the airwaves. Several Kryptonite parents also took the opportunity to wish James and his platoon well. “We all support James and his company,” said Scott Stewart, who has two sons on the Kryptonite. “They do more for us than we do for them.”

Upon reading about the situation online, Williamsburg resident Paul Keith was inspired to do something for the Kryptonite and the Elliott family. The support system of parents and coaches has made this year easier for the Elliotts. James spent eight years on active duty in the Navy, but that was before he and Michelle had children. This will be his first deployment since joining the National Guard. The next year will be tough for Michelle, Mason, and Mason’s 14-year-old sister, Carson. Baseball has helped so far. “It has been really hard, but we have a really good support system,” Michelle said. “The coaches and parents have made this a lot easier than it would be otherwise. I really don’t think it would have been this easy without the team.” James returned home on leave to help coach the Kryptonite in their quarterfinal victory Saturday, July 23. It was the last time he will see his family for likely one year. “It was bittersweet,” Michelle said. “It was great to see him, but it was very hard to say goodbye. The boys were really excited to see him, and I think it was extra motivation for them.” The boys continued their postseason tear by crushing the Muddiggers 9-0 in the semifinal and coming from behind for a 12-6 championship victory in the teams’ rematch July 30. Technical difficulties prevented Keith from broadcasting the championship game, but James and others got to hear the semifinal win.

“I thought that was pretty nice,” said head coach Marty Estenfelder, who led a knothole team to the championship for the second time in three years. “I know it was great for James.” In addition to Elliott and his company, the Kryptonite players had relatives from California, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota tune in and listen. After the game, the players took turns with the headset, saying hello to James Elliott and any other family or friends they had listening. Several parents emotionally snapped photographs when Mason Elliott stepped to the microphone to say hello to his father over the radio, in front of a crowd of teammates and parents. Mason Elliott and his teammates took turns on the headset following their 9-0 semifinal victory July 26. Mason was able to tell his father about the game, in which Mason had two hits and scored three runs for the Kryptonite. After each of the Kryptonite’s first 28 victories this season, Estenfelder presented a player or players with a game ball to recognize their efforts. The game ball from the championship game is headed to a special place. The Kryptonite players each signed the ball, which was then shipped to James Elliott. Paul Keith had no connection to the Kryptonite prior to reading about them two weeks ago. He and Dave Little broadcast 70 events for Williamsburg High School last year and plan on doing the same again. The broadcasts allow traveling parents or relatives who live out of town to share in the children’s experiences. Keith’s random act of kindness for the Elliott family will not be soon forgotten. Keith may broadcast some Kryptonite fall league games later this year. “The article about Mason and James touched my heart,” Keith said. “It was a great thrill to come out to do this game for James and his platoon, and we had a great time doing it. It was an honor to do this for James and the Elliott family, and for all the men and women serving our country.” The broadcast of the semifinal game can be found here:



Bethel Journal

August 4, 2011






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Tax Good time had by all at Felicity celebration reminders from Social Security Question: My husband and I intend to file for Social Security benefits next year when we are both full retirement age. Between the two of us, we will have a combined Social Security benefit of almost $3,000 a month. Will we have to pay federal income tax on that amount? Answer: PerSue Denny haps. You will Community have to pay fedPress guest eral taxes on columnist your benefits if you file a joint tax return and you and your spouse have a total income that is more than $32,000. If you file as an “individual,” you will have to pay taxes on your benefits and your total income is more than $25,000. For more information, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tollfree at 1-800-829-3676 and ask for IRS Publication Number 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the IRS toll-free number, 1-800-829-4059. If you wish to have federal taxes withheld from your check, see our tax withhold web page at xwithold.htm. Social Security has no authority to withhold state or local taxes from your benefit. Many states and local authorities do not tax Social Security benefits. You should contact your state or local taxing authority for more information. Other tax season reminders: Tax deadline is Monday, April 18: If you plan to claim your children or any other dependents on your tax return, you will need to have a Social Security number for each individual. If you don’t already have a Social Security number for a dependent, applications and filing requirements are available online at Request your SSA-1099 online. If you receive Social Security benefits, you may need to pay taxes on a portion of your Social Security benefits. If so, you will need your SSA-1099, which shows the total amount of benefits received in the previous year. An SSA-1099 was mailed to you in January showing the total amount of benefits you received in 2010. If you receive Social Security and have not yet received a 1099 for 2010, or you lost the one we sent you, you can request a replacement online at

The very small town has a magnanimous past which just needed to be celebrated. The community of Felicity celebrated its 175th anniversary in style the weekend of May 13 through May 15. It was successful beyond expectations even with the continual rain all three days. For that we heartily thank all our many sponsors and donors and wish we could name them all here. The comment was made as to where we would have put all the people had it been a beautiful, sunny weekend. A parade, with a different theme, was held each day with Friday’s being held during the school day so all the school children, who previously made posters depicting the event, could feel a pride in the history that Felicity was celebrating. Whatever your type of dancing

there was a dance and bands for folks to enjoy. There were activities for the little ones on up such as a baby contest, youth games, Connie both old fashTaggart ioned and modThe flower Community ern. and quilt shows Press Guest were a big draw, Columnist also. Antique cars were shown off as well as antique tractors. Of course, there were all kinds of food including pastries from an Amish bakery. A horse-drawn carriage took visitors through the village in style. In addition to attendees from Felicity and the surrounding communities, people “returned home”

from as far away as Canada and Oklahoma to come back to their roots. As visitors toured the historical museum display at the community center they were amazed at all the photographs, news articles, books and artifacts and other historical items depicting Felicity’s history. The Bullskin Trail (Ohio 133) and the Underground Railroad are a big part of the community’s past. A dream and goal of the Felicity-Franklin Historical Society is to have a place for a permanent display for future generations to enjoy. A big hit was the historical walking tour of historic buildings and events, which were portrayed at each stop by re-enactors. At one site, a blacksmith showed how he forged a blank slate into an item of beauty and practicality.

For three days, they made history come alive for the well-attended tours. Plans are to repeat the tour since many did not get to participate. This wonderful event occurred because of the dream of local history buffs well over a year ago to share this event with the whole community. This was heartily embraced by the historical society, village council and community members. The plan was to sell a commemorative book that weekend but the book has been “growing like Topsy” and will go into print soon. Don’t get left out. Order yours now by calling Jim Shafer at 513-876-3381. The $30 payment is due at the time of your order. Deadline is Aug. 5 and they will be available for Christmas gifts. Connie Taggart is a member of the Felicity-Franklin Historical Society.

Your health is your own responsibility I recently had my annual physical check up. Over the years they have become more brief – only about 15 to 20 minutes. A lot fewer tests are performed now than a few years ago, so I often wonder if I should bother to go at all. But there is one thing that keeps me going – drugs. I have no serious illnesses, yet I regularly take five regular prescription drugs and three others as needed. That means I need refills. Despite today’s “fast food” style of annual checkups, most people still believe they are important. And I agree. Because of poor genetic history, I never miss an annual exam, skip medications or postpone prescribed tests or screenings. I’m on top of it. I have to be. For older adults on Medicare, there is no excuse not to have a thorough yearly exam. Medicare now covers many of the tests that should be done during your annual checkup. There are some things you can do to make sure your physical is all it can and should be. First of all, remember that you are the doctor’s customer. You deserve to be treated with courtesy and respect, and the doctor should value your time as much as his or her own. Be frank with your doctor. It’s no time to be embarrassed. Your doctor should also ask about your “healthy” habits which includes exercise routine, usual diet, how much alcohol you drink, whether you take recreational drugs, if you smoke and if you’re sexually active. You might be tempted here to fudge the truth, but it’s much better to be honest. Tell the doctor up front that you intend to ask questions. That may

slow down his explanation. Do not apologize for taking up time. Ask for any written information that may be available about your condition. Linda Eppler If the doctor wants to order Community tests, always have Press Guest them explained to Columnist you. She should tell you why you need the test, what can be learned, what risks are involved, and what the test entails – pain, discomfort, expense, recuperation time, etc. Have your doctor explain prescriptions before you leave the office. Make sure you understand when to take the medicine, how much to take and side effects. If you have tests run by your doctor and don’t hear about the results, don’t assume “no news is good news.” You should always find out the results of any test you have done, and what those results mean. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued brochures containing health checklists for men and women over the age of 50. You can download them from our Facebook page or our website ( Remember that the doctor is not responsible for your health. The two of you should work as a team. Be polite, but persistent. You are not just a member of your health care team; you’re the captain. Linda Eppler is the director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.


Local tea party quilt raffle

The Clermont County Tea Party is offering raffle tickets for a “Stars Galore” quilt, size 85” x 85”. Raffle tickets are $1 or six for $5. All proceeds will support the educational efforts of the tea party groups in Clermont County. The quilt was on display at the Clermont Tea Party booth during the Clermont County Fair. Tickets can be purchased at the Bethel Floral Boutique on South Main Street and Village Hardware on East Plane Street in Bethel or Old Boston Pizza on West Main Street in Owensville. The drawing for the quilt will be held at the Clermont County Tea Party meeting Sept. 6 at Holiday Inn Eastgate.

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CH@TROOM Last week’s question: What do you do to “beat the heat?” “I guess sitting under a shady tree with a nice breeze blowing in off of the river with a cold drink in hand and maybe even a good book to read. It seems as if county fairs and hot weather go together. I used to like going to the fair but as one gets older the heat becomes more difficult to walk around. Maybe they could move it to a place like Cincinnati Gardens; at least the poor animals would not be under the hot sun.” L.S. “To bet the heat we stay inside


This week’s question: Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a question that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. and move activities to early morning or evening. As for the fair, I think a ‘nicer’ location will help. If we want to go to the fair, we usually go to Clermont County.” B.N.

“I can’t change how Mother Nature controls the outdoor temperature so I don’t dwell on it. If the weather people would stop reminding everyone about how hot it is outside, I don’t think heat would be at the front of everyone’s mind. I just go about my daily errands, etc. and I don’t dwell on it. Inside the home, keeping the blinds closed on the side of the house that is getting the sun until it leaves, and then repeating the procedure on the other side makes a big difference inside allowing for the thermostat to stay at a set number. Ours is at 76 degrees. Fans also help move the air for cir-

culation. Remember people, it beats having ole man winter blowing at our doors! Think positive, in a hundred years you won’t know the difference anyway!” M.E.N. Previous question: If a constitu tional amendment is placed on the November ballot to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio, would you vote for it or against it? Why? “Not only would I vote yes on a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, I would vote yes to legalize all adult use. I should be able to make decisions on how I treat my medical

conditions without any government restricting that choice. I can, in my own home, drink myself into oblivion every day or smoke cigarettes until the whole house is filled with smoke without the government restricting that use. Keeping marijuana illegal and classified in the same category as heroin has only accomplished two things; jail overcrowding and the continuing failure of the ‘war on drugs.’ I am amazed that all who support less government interference in our lives don’t support legalization of (medical) marijuana.” T.C.

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Playscape fosters unstructured outdoor play By Kellie Geist-May

A nature playscape is more than a playground – it’s a place where kids can explore the world in a natural and safe environment. At the Cincinnati Nature Center’s new natural playscape, kids can pick flowers, play in the stream, climb the waterfall, hide in the cave, play in the mud and more. “It’s really an area to promote kids doing what kids have been doing for a millennia – playing in nature,” said Bill Hopple, the nature center’s executive director. “If I had my druthers, I’d give every kid an acre, but of course that’s not possible. This is a start.” The nature center broke ground on the Marge and Charles Schott Nature PlayScape in April last year. The 1.6-acre playscape is just a short walk from the visitor center at Rowe Woods. The space will officially open during a vine-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The public is invited to attend and Hopple asked for people to bring their kids to christen the playscape after the opening. Although the normal visitors rates will apply to the playscape after the opening, there won’t be a charge for those who want to come to the grand opening. Hopple said one of the main goals of the playscape is to help parents overcome barriers including three main parental fears: Stranger danger, the fear of the natural world and the threat of litigation. “The research shows that it’s much safer today than it was 30 years ago, but the perception has changed,” he said. “The playscape will help foster unstructured play by providing parents with environment where they feel safe.”


Sophia LeBlanc, 4, of Loveland, asks Cincinnati Nature Center Preschool Director Tisha Luthy how they are going to get across “the river” in the playscape. Luthy encouraged her, and all the kids, to find their own way. From left are: Luthy, 5year-old Anna Sievers of Anderson Township, 3-year-old Natalie Kipp of Milford, 4-year-old Sofie Helm of Batavia, LeBlanc, and 4-year-old Trent Maxam of Mason.

One of the main goals of the playscape is to help parents overcome barriers including three main parental fears: Stranger danger, the fear of the natural world and the threat of litigation.


The Cincinnati Nature Center’s new nature playscape will open in midAugust, but a group of children in one of the Rowe Woods summer camps got a little preview. From left are: 4year-old Lana Mae Brum of Anderson Township, Preschool Director Tisha Luthy, 4-year-old Skye Groenemann of West Chester and 4-year-old Sofie Helm of Batavia. The playscape, like any playground, is not a supervised space. Parents still will be responsible for their kids and can play with them throughout the grounds, Hopple said. The Marge and Charles Schott Nature Playscape will be the largest all-natural playscape in the country. While the landscape has been manipulated, all the

materials are natural, said Kristi Masterson, marketing and membership manager for the nature center. “We want them to climb on rocks and boulders, not a concrete turtle or other man-made structure,” she said. “We want the children to use their imaginations to develop and grow.” Research also has shown that children with exposure to nature at a young age are healthier physically, emotionally and spiritually. They also do better in school, Hopple said. “There are so many benefits to playing in nature. We are trying to help parents understand that it’s OK to let them play outside,” he said. “Nature centers have been ultra-conservative


Cincinnati Nature Center’s Preschool Director Tisha Luthy guides a group of girls across a stream in the center’s new nature playscape. From left are: Luthy, 4-year-old Sofie Helm of Batavia, 4-year-old Kendall Gooch of Milford, 3-year-old Natalie Kipp of Milford and 5-year-old Anna Sievers of Anderson Township. about protecting the natural environment, but the kids want to explore those areas. That’s what the playscape is for. We want to put those natural elements in their hands,” Hopple said. “We’ve heard that kids develop a respect for the (land) and that damage hasn’t been a problem.” The playscape is open to kids ages 11 and younger, but the target age is really 3 to 5, Masterson said. For more about the Cincinnati Nature Center and the new playscape, visit Rowe Woods, where the playscape can be found, is at 4949 Tealtown Road in Union Township. Daily admission for nonmembers is $8 for adults, $3 for children and $6 for seniors and active members of the military.


Tisha Luthy, the preschool director for the Cincinnati Nature Center, talks to a group of kids about the flowers at the new nature playscape. In the playscape, kids are encouraged to explore and experiment. They are allowed to touch and play with the flowers, splash in the stream, hide in the cave and climb the waterfall – and that’s just for starters.

Quilt barn trail has special twist By Kellie Geist-May

Quilt barns are a part of American history. You can find them on hundreds of trails in 30 states, including 30 trails in Ohio alone. Four local women are working on a quilt barn trail in Clermont County, but what makes this trail special is the work is being done by kids in the juvenile probation program. The idea for the quilt barn trail started when Kathy McCoy/Leone was walking from her home in downtown Batavia to her nearby studio. “The village bought a piece of property about 20 years ago and they tore down the house for a parking lot, but they kept the cute little barn. I was always walking past it and wondering what we could do to spruce it up,” she said. Meanwhile friend Sally Fox, an watercolor and quilt artist, noticed the quilt barns going up in Brown and Adams counties. “The people who are doing the quilt barns in

those counties said they tried a similar project in Clermont County, but it didn’t take. I mentioned it to Kathy and she thought we should work on getting one on the barn in Batavia,” Fox said. Word of the idea made it to Clermont County Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler and court Life Skills Trainer Erin Carrington. “We thought it would be a good idea for the painting and the upkeep to be done by kids in the juvenile probation program. They are working and getting a history lesson at the same time,” Wyler said. “They are doing it for community service, but it’s helping them build a connection and have sense of pride in the community.” Quilt barn talks started in September, a fundraiser was held in March and the first barn – located at North and Third streets – was dedicated in June. At least six other barn owners from around Clermont County have come forward to express interest in having quilts on their barns, too.

The four “quilt barn trailblazers” are hoping all the patterns in Clermont County can relate to the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. “Those events are so much a part of the history of this county,” Fox said. “The quilts on the barn in Batavia are all Civil War-era patterns.” Carrington, who works with the kids for creative arts therapy, said the teens are designing, painting and installing the quilts. They’ll also be maintaining the landscaping donated by PureScapes, a landscaping company in Terrace Park, to the barn project in downtown Batavia. “This is a good project because it helps them express themselves creatively while giving them something to be proud of,” she said. “These kids can say, ‘Look, I’ve made mistakes, but look at what I’m part of now.’” Moreover, most of the teenagers involved in the program are enjoying the community service project. “When they come in for


Two local artists and a variety of teenagers in the Juvenile Probation system designed, painted and installed five quilts for this barn in downtown Batavia. The property, which dates back to the 1800s, has been used as a parking lot, but the barn still stood. The quilt barn, which is to be first on a quilt barn trail in Clermont County, was dedicated in June. community service, they don’t always know what they are going to be doing. I think this project really speaks to them – at the end of the day, they want to work until the last minute,” Carrington said. Wyler said some of the kids have even volunteered their time outside of the required time to assist with the project. “I think the project has

an exciting future,” Wyler said. “Any person who is interested and involved in their community will be a more productive citizen.” Fox and McCoy/Leone are hoping to see a fullblown trail through Clermont County in the near future. “I’m very enthusiastic about it,” Fox said. “I’m hoping we can get at least a dozen barns going in Cler-

mont.” McCoy/Leone also said she hopes the quilt barns will create a new zest for preserving the barns. “Hopefully, having a quilt barn trail will give a new life to these old barns. They are full of history,” she said. “We’re also hoping to have smaller quilt panels we can hang in the business windows, like a theme.”


Bethel Journal

August 4, 2011



Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $37 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford.


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.


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


River Critters, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Searching river with nets to see which critters can be found and what they mean about the health of our waterways. Children must be accompanied by adult. Closed-toe shoes recommended. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia. Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 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. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Wags Park Disaster Preparedness for Pets, 6-9 p.m., Wags Park, 3810 Church St., Disaster kit demonstration, dog contests and raffles. Benefits Tri State CART to help purchase mobile animal disaster response vehicle. Membership admission fee. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 797-1881; Newtown.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. NASRA Late Model Series. 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. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 6


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

Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheatre behind center. Music by Cheryl Renee Blues Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township. 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.



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

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






Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford. St. Louis Church Festival - Owensville, 8 p.m.-midnight, St. Louis Church Owensville, 210 N. Broadway, Free. 7322218. Owensville.

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; Batavia. Dog Days, 2-3 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Bring your dog and register to speak with a pet communicator. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


St. Louis Church Festival - Owensville, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Louis Church Owensville, Free. 732-2218. Owensville. Festival of Hope, 3-10 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Music by the Van-Dells at 7 p.m., $20. Silent auction and quarter auction. Dinner 4-6 p.m., $8. Benefits Hospice of Hope of Ohio Valley. Free. Presented by District 22 Association, Order of the Eastern Star. 625-2230. Owensville.



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.


Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; Milford.

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Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m., Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St., Homestead site of Maj. Gen. Willilam Lytle. Museum and dairy house built in 1800 and is oldest building in Clermont County. Appointments also available. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. Through Oct. 1. 724-7790; Williamsburg.

Noah’s Wish Disaster Response Training, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Concludes Aug. 7. Program simulates conditions you may experience when responding to disaster. Ages 18 and up. $75-$125; $85 students and seniors. Registration required. Presented by Noah’s Wish. 916-939-9474; Loveland.


Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.


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.


Mary Ann Benoski, exhibit coordinator for Promont House Museum in Milford, holds a bustle, among items on display during the historical fashion exhibit, “Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit,” at the museum, 906 Main St. The exhibit includes items from 1890-1940, such as 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. The exhibit benefits the Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. Cost is $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Call 248-0324; S U N D A Y, A U G . 7


St. Louis Church Festival - Owensville, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., St. Louis Church Owensville, Roast beef and chicken dinners available. Free. 732-2218. Owensville.


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.


Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township.


Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland. M O N D A Y, A U G . 8


Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 528-5959. Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

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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. SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford. Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 721-2905; Miami Township.

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Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

NATURE Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Join naturalist for stories, crafts and chance to explore nature. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia. RECREATION

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.


A Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and what brings you joy in your life. Ages 18 and up. $25-$45. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.



Glier’s Goettafest will be 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, on Riverboat Row at Newport on the Levee. Celebrate the pork and oat product, goetta, with goetta nachos, corn dogs, burritos, pizza, rangoon and burgers while enjoying live music, games, rides and more. Presented by Glier’s Meats. For more information, call 859-291-1800, ext. 211 or visit Pictured is Kyle Lung cooking goetta at the Cincinnati Grill booth during a previous Glier’s Goettafest at Newport on the Levee.

Digging Into Dirt, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through Aug. 12. Discover how dirt is made and how it is important. Search grounds for soil-dwelling creatures. Includes mud and clay crafts. Wear proper footwear and clothing. Ages 5-6. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 8311711; Union Township. Little Acorns, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through Aug. 12. Stories, songs, art, hands-on discovery time, and outdoor adventure. Campers must attend with adult or caregiver. Ages 3-4. $135, $115 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Unleashing the Wild Within, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road Daily through Aug. 12., Campers make masks, costumes and puppets and express themselves through the imagined voices of the animals, plants and land-forms of CNC. Ages 8-13. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club Annual Flying Circus is 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton. The Flying Circus features more than 200 model aircraft of all kinds, from helicopters to jets. Rocket-controlled modeling will be demonstrated for family entertainment. Free admission. Parking, one person, $5; two or more people, $10. Call 513-608-8521 or visit


Bethel Journal

August 4, 2011


Here’s a real peach of a good cobbler

I have the best neighbors. Sandy Shelton, our neighbor across the road, brought us some warm peach pecan cobbler last evening. We had just finished dinner, so we had it for dessert. Oh my gosh, it was so good. Since peaches are coming into season now, it’s a good time to try this out. And if your peaches aren’t quite ripe, put them in a paper bag in a single layer. They won’t actually ripen more, but will become soft enough to use. Check out the area closest to the stems. If it’s creamy yellow, it has ripened on the tree. If it’s green, it may have been picked before it was ripe.

Peach pecan cobbler

Sandy got this recipe from a magazine. Serves 12 to 15. 12 to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups)* 3 cups sugar 1 ⁄3 cup all-purpose flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg (opt.) 11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla 2 ⁄3 cup butter 2 (15 oz.) packages refrigerated pie crusts 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 ⁄4 cup sugar Vanilla ice cream, whipped topping, whipped cream (opt.) Combine first four ingre-

dients in a pan, and let stand 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. B r i n g mixRita peach ture to a boil; Heikenfeld reduce heat Rita’s to low, and kitchen simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts. Unfold two pie crusts. Sprinkle 1⁄4 cup pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar evenly over one pie crust; top with other pie crust. Roll to a 12-inch circle, gently pressing pecans into pastry. Cut into 11⁄2-inch strips. Repeat with remaining pie crusts, pecans, and sugar. Spoon half of peach mixture into a lightly greased or sprayed 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of pastry strips in a lattice design over top of peach mixture. Bake at 475 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Top with remaining pastry strips in a lattice design. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes. Serve warm or cold. *2 (20-ounce) packages frozen peaches may be substituted. Reduce sugar to 2 cups, flour to 3 tablespoons, and nutmeg to 1⁄4 teaspoon.

Proceed as directed. Note: To make ahead of time, let baked cobbler cool; cover and freeze up to one month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Uncover, and reheat in the oven at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Online: Want another peach cobbler that’s even easier? Check out “Easy Peach Cobbler” on my blog at (Cooking with Rita).

Rita’s clone of Bigg’s chicken salad

Before Bigg’s was sold to Remke’s, I cloned its deli chicken salad. I poach my chicken in broth and let it cool in broth before dicing for added flavor and moistness. Taste as you go, adding 1 rib celery, 1 onion, the lesser amount of seasoning, etc. Add more if needed. 1 pound cooked chicken, diced or shredded 1 2 ribs celery, diced 1 2 green onions, sliced very thin Green grapes, cut in half, and salted cashew halves or pieces – you choose how much 1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise or to taste 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon or so each: Lawry’s seasoning salt and chicken base (use a good quality moist base like Minor’s)

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced 1 ⁄4 white onion, finely diced 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro Sea salt

Rita’s neighbor SandyShelton’s peach cobbler. chicken base and salt with the mayo. Pour over chicken and mix gently. Stir in grapes and nuts. To make curried chicken salad: Start sprinkling curry powder in the mayo mixture, tasting as you go.

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For Mary Ann, who enjoyed this in Texas. “It


had fresh tomatoes, onions and cilantro, but no garlic,” she said. The recipe from “Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Latin Cooking” (Oxmoor House, $34.95) should be what she wants. This book gives menu suggestions, along with a history and map of Latin food.

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Combine everything and mix well. Taste and add more salt or cilantro. Serve right away or store, covered, in refrigerator up to three days. Bring to room temperature and adjust seasoning before using. Pico de gallo salsa variation: Add 1 serrano or jalapeño chile pepper, minced with its seeds, and fresh lime juice to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail m with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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"

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

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


Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School 9:30 & 10:45am For All Ages: Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


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

*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


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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN 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 Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor CE-1001652113-01

Ages 3 through 12

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

The church is having a special area gathering to express love, prayers and support for Jerusalem and Israel at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. The service includes prayer, special song, fellowship and refreshments. The church is at 2124 state Route 222, Bethel; 734-4185.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL 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

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


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

Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



“Encircling People with God’s Love”


Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

Trinity United Methodist

Saltair Church of Christ

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

with all the fixins. Dinner includes pulled pork or chicken, side dishes, dessert and drink. Cost is $8 per adult, $5 per child at the door. Discounted tickets available if purchased in advance. For more information, call St. Mary’s office at 734-4041. St. Mary’s Catholic Church is at 3398 Ohio 125 in Bethel.

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

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

St. Mary’s Pig Fest will be 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the church. Join parishioners for carnival games, bid-n-buy, music and a pig roast



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

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


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

St. Mary


Phone 734-4041


R e g la z e It!


3398 Ohio SR 125


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chicken house and saw Leah and Lane, each had three meat and one broiler chickens. Then Grace and Claire each had three meat and one broiler. The folks that head up the 4-H group do a wonderful job with helping the children learn to take care of animals. Ruth Ann was a 4H advisor for 20 years. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Faith Chapel Ministries will host a free community meal in the Kitchen of Faith from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and every third Saturday of the month after that. The meal is for anyone in need of a hot meal with others. Sunday morning service begins at 10:30 a.m. and youth meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The church is at 217 W. Plane St. in Bethel; 513-427-4373;

children. One girl Bekah had rabbits there and said she had 40 rabbits at home. Another young girl Mekinzie had two rabbits, Sara had five and Amy had two rabbits. There were several more children that have rabbits. These are the ones I talked to. I then went into the

Nursery provided for all services

B e fo re

Faith Chapel Ministries

come close to him. He is thrilled with this deer. I went to the Clermont County Fair George M o n d a y to Rooks morning meet the Ole judges for the Fisherman G r a n g e booths. They were to be there at 10 a.m. so while I was waiting for them I went into the rabbit and chicken pens. The 4-H kids were busy cleaning the pens, feeding and watering their animals. I talked to several

This is the all-white deer seen around the Bantam area near Bethel this spring.




Howdy folks, I have been writing about the Faith Tabernacle Christian Ministry’s Santa list for the kids. These folks are doing a wonderful ministry. They are planning to have a bake sale to raise money. So watch for the date and time for the bake sale and a spaghetti supper. We hope to be able to attend both of these events. The other day I saw a butterfly on the Bee Balm plants. Ruth Ann looked it up on the computer. It was a tiger tail swallow butterfly. Now it was beautiful. Then I saw another one, an Eastern Blue butterfly. Both were so beautiful. It always amazes me how the Good Lord has given all the creatures different colors. Since we haven’t been on the lake, we didn’t know this, but we were told the eagles have a nest here at the lake at East Fork State Park. We hope to get on the lake this fall. The therapist was here last week and had Ruth Ann walk down the steps outside. She is using the cane to walk here in the house. We are hoping to go to church this coming Sunday. This past Sunday, Deb, our daughter, asked if we were planning to go. She said that our granddaughter and grand-son-in-law are planning on having our great granddaughter baptized. So the grandparents want to be there for this special occasion. Last Friday I went to the Williamsburg United Methodist Church for the funeral of Paul Smith. He was a great feller and led an interesting life. He and Shirley were very involved in the Grange, their church and always with their family. I had some long talks with Paul. He was very involved in setting up the mail routes in Kentucky that were carried by mule, horse or by foot. If something need to be fixed Paul could get the job done. If the Grange wanted to go to the Grange Camp at Zanesville for the horse shoe tournament, Paul was always at the head to get the trip planned. This feller will surely be missed by his family and friends. I imagine Paul and Shirley are both with the heavenly Father, and looking down on the community. Both of us will miss them. We have some pictures of the white deer and will send them to the paper, hopefully they can put them in so folks can see it. We were talking to a feller that has the white deer staying around his place. He said he feeds it corn, deer pellets and apples. It will

Bethel Journal

August 4, 2011

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

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


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


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

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

683-2525 •

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

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided




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

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



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

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

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




Bethel Journal


August 4, 2011

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


Tonya Cooper

Tonya A. Cooper, 53, Bethel, died July 24. Survived by husband Glenn Cooper; daughter Mikayla Cooper; mother Evelyn Diesel; brother Jeff Clark. Preceded in death by father Albert Diesel, sister Debbie Tumbleson. Services were July 28 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Bethel-Tate Fire Department.

Jeffrey Holbrook Jr.

Jeffrey R. Holbrook Jr., 23, Bethel, died July 23. Survived by parents Christina (Gerald) King, Jeffrey Holbrook Sr.; brothers Justin, Tommy, Travis Holbrook; grandparents Carol, Forse Holbrook; aunts and uncles Pam,





Your Community Press newspaper serving Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Franklin Township, Moscow, Neville, Tate Township, Washington Township E m a i l : c l e r m o n t @ c o m m u n i t y p r e s s . c o mm


Rick Hultz, Vicki, Dan Senior, Donna Seither, Denice, Jim Collins, Pam, Buddy Turner, Russell Waxler; niece Chloe Holbrook; many cousins. Preceded in death by grandmother Janice Gulley. Services were July 29 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Jeffrey Holbrook Jr. Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

Debra Pickrell

Debra Sue Pickrell, 53, Bethel, died July 24. Survived by husband Jerry Pickrell; sons Charles, David (Linsey), Timothy Pickrell; granddaughters Abrianna, Andrea Pickrell. Services were July 27 at the Tate Township Cemetery. Arrangements by Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home.

BUILDING PERMITS Bert Sarver Construction, Cincinnati, new, 3571 Ohio 774, Tate Township, $130,000.



KBA Inc./Architects, Cincinnati, new-Grant Career Weld. & Fab. Building, 715 W. Plane St., Bethel Village, $240,000.


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Denise Loveless, 47, 1111 Ohio 133 Lot 50, Felicity, forgery at 412 Light St., Felicity, July 20. John W. Osher, 27, 2385 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, burglary, receiving stolen property, theft at 1924 Ohio 222, Bethel, July 20. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft at 1268 Maple Tree Lane, Moscow, July 21. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road, Felicity, breaking and entering at 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, July 19. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road, Felicity, theft at 2883 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 22. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft at 3349 Pitzer Road, Bethel, July 20. Thomas C. Sisson, 20, 3259 Tyfe

Road, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft at 3251 Tyfe Road, Felicity, July 19. Thomas C. Sisson, 20, 3259 Tyfe Road, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft at 3349 Pitzer Road, Bethel, July 20. Terry Tackett, 59, 128 Eagle Ridge, Moscow, resisting arrest at 128 Eagle Ridge Drive, Moscow, July 20. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Moscow, July 23.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 1268 Maple Tree Lane, Moscow, June 6. At 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, June 8. At 2851 Ireton Trees Road, Bethel, July 23. At 3183 Kennedy Ford, Bethel, July 22. At 3251 Tyfe Road, Felicity, June 19. At 3349 Pitzer Road, Bethel, June 28. At 3664 Ohio Pike, Bethel, July 21.


At 1924 Ohio 222, Bethel, March 25.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 2577 Airport Road, Bethel, July

22. At 2651 Saltair Road, Bethel, July 23. At 2887 Ohio 125, Bethel, July 22. At 320 Brown St., Bethel, July 20. At 3577 Starling Road, Bethel, July 23.

Criminal trespass

At 1419 Leibich Road, Moscow, July 18. At 2679 Ohio PIke, Bethel, July 22.

Domestic violence

At Laurel Moscow Road, Moscow, July 23.


At 412 Light St., Felicity, Dec. 13. At 412 Light St., Felicity, Dec. 13.

Receiving stolen property

At 1924 Ohio 222, Bethel, March 25.

Resisting arrest

At 128 Eagle Ridge Drive, Moscow, July 20.


At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, July 23. At 1015 Hopewell Road, Felicity, July 20. At 1268 Maple Tree Lane, Moscow, June 6. At 1419 Leibich Road, Moscow, July 18. At 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, June 8. At 1924 Ohio 222, Bethel, March 25.


About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. At 2535 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, July 18. At 2815 Ohio 133, Bethel, July 23. At 2887 Ohio PIke, Bethel, July 22. At 3202 U.S. Route 52, Felicity, July 24. At 3251 Tyfe Road, Felicity, June 19. At 3349 Pitzer Road, Bethel, June 28. At 3664 Ohio Pike, Bethel, July 21.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 6016 Felicity Meadows, Bethel, July 23.

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


American Family Insurance Co. vs.

Pamela S. Phillips, other tort. Scott Barber vs. United Financial Casualty Co., et al., other tort. Dorothy Schott vs. Heritagespring Health Care Center LLC, et al., other tort.

LEGAL NOTICE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE PLANT PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available to the public an environmental assessment regarding the removal of host trees infested by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Clermont County. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the document should contact Brendon Reardon at Brendon.Reardon@aphis., or 4700 River Road, Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737, or follow the link below to the document at the following website: Interested persons should request the document entitled, "Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Efforts in Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio, July 2011." Anyone wishing to comment on the document should send comments to the address of Brendon Reardon (please see above) by September 2, 2011. Any comments received will be considered and may result in changes to the proposed activities. Once all comments are received and considered, a final determination will be made available at the website listed above. For general questions concerning ALB, please contact Rhonda Santos, USDA-APHIS Legislative and Public Affairs, at (508) 852-8044. 1001654620

INVITATION FOR BIDS On September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: 2011 Structural Repairs. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM. 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 August 23, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available as of August 8, 2011. 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 5058

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Daniel M. Woodward vs. Robert L. Watkins, et al., other tort. Charitee D. Day vs. Buehrer Stephen/Locust Ridge Nursing Home Inc., worker’s compensation.

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

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

Bank Of Kentucky Inc. vs. Clermont Risky Business LLC, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jimmy B. Lawrence, et al., foreclosure. Nationscredit Financial Services Corp. vs. Michael Robert Purdy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Danielle L. Abner, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Mark A. McDowell, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Ronnie A. Troxel, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Kurt A. Fernberg, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Mark Reid, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Brian E. Reynolds, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Eric L. Gibson, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Rhonda L. Isham, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Terrence K. O’Connor, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Sidney L . Sexton, et al., foreclosure.

Bank of America NA vs. David Jay Hartman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Stephen G. Luecke, et al., foreclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Assoc. vs. Karen J. Harvey, et al., foreclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Assoc. vs. Lisa M. Lay, et al., foreclosure. Cheviot Savings Bank vs. Timothy W. Gillespie, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Angela M. Sexson, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard S. Mursinna, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Alyson J. Burnes, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Jeremy Wayne York, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Christopher M. Berger, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA vs. Paul B. Yaussy, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Jeremy Pride, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Robert




Christopher Thomas Tipton

Scott and Julie Tipton, along with big brother Will, joyfully announce the birth of Christopher Thomas Tipton on July 15, 2011 at 8:54pm. Upon arrival he was measured at 20 in. weighing in at 7 lbs. 7 oz.

Sherrill - Meadors

Jim and Darlene Sherrill are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Married on July 29, 1961 at Afton Baptist Church, they lived most of their lives outside Owensville, OH, but now reside outside Bethel, OH. They have 2 children; Brian Thomas of Mt. Vernon, WA, and Tracy Renee of Taylor Mill, KY. They have also been blessed with 3 grandsons,Cody (20), Alex (18) and Jake (10). Congratulations Mom and Dad/Mamaw & Papaw, we love you very much!

M. Lawson, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Chris Mersman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Karin S. VanderMolen, et al., foreclosure. PHH Mortgage Corp. vs. Zana K. Hagerman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Nancy Griga, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae vs. Chaka M. Cummings, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Dustin E. Jewell, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Stephanie Pavey, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. K. Douglas Miller, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. O. Roger Williams, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Matthew J. Velten, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Randy Pfau, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Harold C. Booso, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Carl F. Meyer, et al., foreclosure. Total Quality Logistics vs. Cheetah Trans Inc., other civil. Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors vs. Sindwinder Electric Co., other civil. John Soliday Financial Group LLC vs. Jason S. Eblin, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Tricia Humfleet, other civil. Geico Indemnity Co./Joe T Davidson vs. Frank A. Chapman, et al., other civil. Brandy Brown vs. Clermont Chili Co. Inc., et al., other civil. Eric Pennekamp, et al. vs. Pierce Township, other civil. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Joyce Mahan, other civil.


Megan Brynn Ooten & Bradley Alan Schalk

Mr. & Mrs. Billy & Tammy Ooten are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Brynn, to Bradley Alan Schalk, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dennis & Lynn Schalk. Meagan graduated from Felicity Franklin High School and UC Clermont College with degrees in Computer Programming, Web Design, Business, & Marketing. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree and is employed at UC Clermont College. Bradley is a graduate of Anderson High School and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from NKU and is continuing his education in Computer Systems Support at UC Clermont College. He is employed by Towne Properties. The wedding will be November 12, 2011 at the Felicity Christian Church in Felicity.

Stephanie A. Chadwick vs. Gary W. Chadwick Katie Palmer vs. Luke D. Palmer Anthony Boatright vs. Shelia Boatright Jennifer Porter vs. Shawn Porter Rachel M. Elberfeld vs. Jayson W. Conover Marguerite Alsip vs. Kenneth Alsip Venkata Siva Ratna Vara Prasad Sudhabattula vs. Roja Sudhabattula James Theile vs. Donna Theile Dianna L. Cook vs. Michael W. Cook Sr. Tiffany Rawlings vs. Thomas Rawlings Natalie A. Moore vs. Gregory D. Moore

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


314 S. Union St., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ronald & Patricia Ryerson, 0.2460 acre, $40,000. 208 West South Street, Barry & Ellen Levy to Timberwind Bethel LLC, 0.4920 acre, $120,000.


Felicity-Higginsport Road, Dwayne & Vicki Wehrum to David & Melissa Morgan, 6.7280 acre, $28,000.


2849 Davis Road, Bettie & Robert Wright, trustees to Kenneth & Carolyn Puckett, 1.5620 acre, $110,000.


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