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Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pengtagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Press would like to know. Send information about your Sept. 11 observance to; fax 248-1938; email Editor Theresa Herron, Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

First look at cross country

Area high school cross country athletes are making a run for successful fall seasons. Check out the sports section for a look at local teams and visit the sports blog online for more sports content,

Bethel to lose $75K in local funding

The village is set to lose about $75,000 in local government funding over the next two years, about half of what it received in 2010. The recently passed state biennial budget took local government funding away from all municipalities in the state and also eliminated the estate tax, which will greatly impact the village’s general fund. FULL STORY, A2

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Bethel seeks renewal levy

By John Seney

BETHEL - Village voters will be asked to renew a 2.0-mill street levy when they go to the polls Nov. 8. Approval of the five-year levy will not result in an increase in taxes, Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin said. He said village council members considered a replacement levy, which would raise taxes, but decided to stick with a renewal levy. “Council considered it, but decided it was

not a good time to be asking for more money,” Gilpin said. The levy expires at the end of 2011. Council members approved placing the issue on the ballot at the July 11 meeting. Gilpin said the street levy fund is used strictly for street work; it does not pay any salaries. Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury said the levy costs the owner of a $100,000 market value home $57.76 a year in taxes. That will remain the same if the levy is renewed.

By Kellie Geist-May

BETHEL - Although Melissa “Missy” Kircher has only been Bethel-Tate’s superintendent since Aug. 1, she’s already looking forward to getting school started so she can meet her staff, the kids and the Bethel-Tate community. “Right now I’m excited to get everyone back to school and settled in,” she said. “I want to spend this first year listening and getting to know the school community and the Bethel community. I have a very open door policy and I hope people will stop by or call me.” Before coming to the BethelTate Local School District, Kircher was the superintendent of the New Miami Local School District, which went from academic emergency to excellent during her tenure. Previously, she worked at the Warren County Educational Services Center and spent time as an elementary school principal and curriculum director. “New Miami was a great district and I was never unhappy there. I just wanted to work in a bigger, rural district and I saw that Bethel-Tate had an opening,” she said. “I’m really excited to be here and I look forward to working


Melissa Kircher started as the Bethel-Tate Local School District superintendentAug.1.She previously was the superintendent of the New Miami Local School District. with everyone.” Kircher always wanted be an educator. “I’ve been in education for 22 years. It was never really a question whether I wanted to go into education or not – both my parents were teachers. I went to school with them in the summer, would play in the hallways and hang out with the custodians. I’ve just always been in schools,”

Kircher said. Kircher and her five daughters, ages 9 to 18, live in Maineville. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading mysteries (especially those by Patricia Cornwell) and gardening. Bethel-Tate school board President Pam Sandker said Kircher, even in her first week, is fitting in with the Bethel-Tate family. “We have already received

some phone calls from staff telling us that they like working with her … I think her heart might already be beating Bethel-Tate Tiger red, gray and white,” Sandker said. “She is direct, genuine and honest. Her enthusiasm for our school district will be contagious.” Sandker said the board was excited about Kircher from the

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The levy generates $65,751 in revenue, based on tax year 2010 valuations, Tilbury said. There had been some discussion in May about also taking another shot at passing an 0.8-mill renewal levy for Burke Park, the Grant Memorial Building and the Bethel Community Center. That levy failed when it was on the ballot in 2010. Gilpin said council members did not want two issues on the ballot at the same time. “It was more important to keep the money for road repairs,” he said.

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BETHEL - A $160,000 Community Development Block Grant will pay for repair of a vehicle bridge and a pedestrian bridge on South Charity Street. Village Administrator Travis Dotson told council members at the July 25 meeting the pedestrian bridge has been washed out and will not be useable for some time. “It will be nice to get it back,” he said. The vehicle bridge is open to traffic, but is in need of repair

work, he said. The bridges are on South Charity Street between Cherry and Water streets. Dotson said the village will provide some electrical work for the project, but no matching village funds will be needed. He said work on the project probably will not begin until 2012. Council member Donna Gunn said receiving the grant for the bridge work was “great news.” “It will be great to see the new bridge go in,” said council member Alan Ausman.

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said. “ … When people meet her, they are going to like her style.” For now, Kircher is picking up the torch left by former Superintendent Jim Smith, who will serve as a consultant for Kircher until the end of August. “Mr. Smith did a great job making this district excellent and I want to continue that. The commodity that comes from school is children. We need to look at how can we best serve children, make them ready for the 21st century and stay within the spending guidelines,” Kircher said. Overall, Kircher is just excited to get started. “Some people spend their whole educational careers looking for a great district in a nice community. I’m very fortunate in that I’ve found both of those things in one place,” she said.

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Bethel to lose $75K in local government funding By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL - The village is set to lose about $75,000 in local government funding over the next two years, about half of what it received in 2010. The recently passed state biennial budget took local government funding away from all municipalities in the state and also eliminated the estate tax, which will greatly impact the village’s general fund. Last year, the village received $149,000 in local government funding from the state. By the end of this year, it will only have received $134,000 and by the end of next year, it will have received $93,000. In 2013, the village will only get about $75,000, said Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin. Gilpin said he and village Administrator Travis Dotson are working on a plan to compensate for the reduced funding, but could not give specifics about any cuts that might be made. “It’s way too early in the game to speculate on that,” he said. “We’re looking at various avenues to see if we have any opportunities out there to save money, but it’s too early in the game to be specific. It does have our attention, though.” The village’s general fund will be hit the worst because of the cuts, which could slow its fiscal recovery. The village currently is working its way out of a state of fiscal

Clown to entertain children at Bethel 10K Run/5K Walk By Mary Dannemiller

BETHEL - The annual Bethel 10K Run/5K Walk is going to be a little sillier this year. Scraps, a clown, will participate in the kids’ fun run and entertain the crowd after the race, said organizer Judi Adams. “He’s a 15-year-old resident of Bethel who just loves entertaining the children,” she said. “They loved him at BAMfest and he’s getting ready to go to clown school.” Adams said the clown will liven up the race with

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emergency and the general fund now owes about $77,000 to the utilities funds and was on track to be back in the black sometime next year. “We are in recovery mode and it will slow down, but we will be out of fiscal emergency before the largest part of this takes effect in 2013,” Gilpin said. “We are not panicking because we have been putting money back in the general fund, but this is going to take away a lot of those dollars.” Though the loss in local government funding could slow the general fund’s recovery, Mayor James Dick said village council will remain dedicated to getting the village out of fiscal emergency. “Our local government funding will be cut in half from about $150,000 to about $75,000 and that is going to affect our general fund, no doubt about it,” he said. “It will have some impact on our recovery plan , but council’s approach is to keep up with that plan and recover as fast a pace as we can.” Since police department expenses account for 55 percent of the general fund, Gilpin said the police department also will likely be affected by the local government funding cuts. “The police department will have the largest concern,” he said. “These cuts are going to impact any expenditures that come out of the general fund.”

playful antics to help keep the children at the event occupied. “He might run part of the race backwards and fall down,” she said. “He really makes it fun for the kids.” The race is Saturday, Aug. 13, and proceeds are split evenly between the Bethel Ministerial Association and the Bethel-Tate High School Scholarship Fund. Last year, each group received $1,400. In attempt to raise more money for the groups, Adams said there will be a raffle for a toy castle built by Bethel resident Howard Jones. “It’s really cool, it would be great for a little boy with wooden soldiers,” she said. “We will be selling tickets for $1 each or six tickets for $5 here at Community Savings Bank until Aug. 12 and then they will be available at the race.” The race starts at Burke Park, heads east to East Fork State Park and Harsha Lake before circling back around to finish at Burke Park.

“The walkers only go half that distance, but we time it so everyone finishes at about the same time,” Adams said. “It’s a great course though. A lot of people come from downtown and say they really like it because it’s not all concrete, they’re running out in the country through cornfields and near the countryside.” Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said he doesn’t expect the race to significantly interrupt traffic, but drivers should expect some delays. “I don’t believe we need any detours,” he said. “I wouldn’t anticipate people having to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes. They’re bringing in a couple of extra police officers and sheriff’s deputies to help with all the side streets and to direct traffic.” Pre-registration is $20, but must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 8, to get a free T-shirt. Registration will be available the day of the race for $25. For more information, visit running

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Taste of Clermont to feature family reunion night By John Seney

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BATAVIA - Taste of Clermont this year will feature a reunion night when family, friends and classmates can gather. The annual event is moving back to the village Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 after two years at Eastgate Mall. Terry Morris, president of the Village Association of Batavia, which sponsors Taste of Clermont, said the idea for a reunion night came from Old Home Week,

Friday, Aug. 12 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Bike show and ride-in 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Buckeye mobile tour, featuring Ohio State-themed games 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 9 p.m. – Rare Earth performs live on the Main Street stage.

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Saturday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Home Depot kids’ kits distributed Noon to 5 p.m. – Cooking demonstrations 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Car show and cruise-in 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 9 p.m. – Del Vikings perform live on the Main Street stage. week to invite former residents back who grew up in the town.

Morris said instead of a whole week, the festival is setting aside Saturday, Aug. 13, for reunion night. “A lot of comments we got when the event moved to Eastgate was that it didn’t feel the same,” Morris said. “It had a more homey feel in town. When we went to Eastgate we kind of lost that.” The reunion concept was expanded to include any group of people who want to get together – family, friends, neighbors or classmates.

“With people’s busy schedules, it’s often too hard to get together,” Morris said. “We have all the stuff here for a reunion – food, entertainment – all you have to do is show up.” Morris emphasized reunion night was for everyone, not just alumni from high schools. “It’s an event within an event,” he said. Barb Haglage, chair of the Taste of Clermont committee, said the two-day event will include food, entertainment, art exhibits,

demonstrations and activities for kids. The Clermont County Historical Society is displaying a replica of the county’s historic courthouse, she said. There also will be cloggers and zumba dancers. Taste of Clermont is 5 p.m. to midnight Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. to midnight Aug. 13. The free event will take place along Main Street. For more information see the website

Residents favor CTC fare increase, oppose CTC service

CLERMONT CO. - Some county residents say that although they favor a fare increase, they’d rather see CTC disbanded or run by a private company. They made their comments at the Clermont Transportation Connection fare increase public hearing Aug. 3. The hearing was one of four held to hear public comments on a proposed increase to fares and elimination of student and child discounts. The current fares are $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children, seniors and people with disabilities for door-to-door service and $3 for adults and $1.50 for everyone else on express routes. The new rates would be $5 for adults, children and students and $2.50 for seniors and people with disabilities for door-to-door service and $4.25 for adults, children and students and $2 for seniors and people with disabilities for the express routes. “These are proposed fares at this point. The commissioners have the final vote,” said CTC Director Ben Capelle. The reason for the increase is to keep CTC from being in a deficit situation next year, to pay back advances from the general fund and to keep CTC from needing additional county tax dollars in the future. “This was based on the direction from the board … They wanted to maintain the current level of service and

come up with a financial plan that would not include subsidies from the general fund,” County Administrator Dave Spinney said. Faye Miller of Stonelick Township said she agrees with the increase as long as the commissioners plan to keep CTC. “I concur with the rate increase. The people who use the system should pay for the system. However, I’d like to see the county reconsider getting into private business … If the bus service is going to work, it will

work on it’s own as a private business,” she said. “I would ask the county get out of the bus business,” Miller said. CTC is funded primarily through state and federal grants. However, the commissioners have provided supplemental funds to CTC in the last couple of years. The commissioners also are responsible for the department’s equipment and facilities needs and providing any local match to additional grants received. Ohio Township Trustee Frank Renn also spoke-up

at the hearing. “With the exception of fares, all this bus stuff is supported with someone’s tax money. I’m opposed to the government being involved in the busing and I’m opposed to using taxpayer money to pay for it,” he said. Miller agreed and said that although CTC’s money would likely be sent back to Washington, that’s funding that could be reallocated to

other causes. No one at the hearing spoke in opposition to raising the fares or in support of CTC. Capelle did deliver a message from a disabled person who uses the doorto-door service, but that person wasn’t present. The commissioners will accept public comment for 60 days from Oct. 2. After that, they will make a decision on the increase.

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Gatch award to be presented Aug. 30 Make reservations for the 15th annual Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Receptions Eastgate. The Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award recognizes the achievement of a Clermont County woman for her outstanding volunteer civic service in the community. The nominee must reside in Clermont County and the



activities for which the nominee is being recognized must be volunteer. Nominees symbolize the energy, optimism and trust of the

Second Clermont Business Plan Competition to begin The Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College will again host the Business Plan Competition that is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and increase awareness of resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Clermont County. “The Business Plan Competition is an excellent opportunity for business owners and start-up entrepreneurs to build their skills in business planning while also competing for a substantial cash prize. In this tough business environment, there is nothing more critical than having a wellconsidered plan,” said John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber. All competitors are encouraged to attend the free business planning classes offered by UC Clermont College in conjunction with the Ohio Small Business Development Center and sponsors of the competition. “UC Clermont is delighted to offer free classes to assist current businesses or new businesses in the Clermont County area in developing plans for the future of their businesses. The instructors for the classes have all managed or owned a business, so we will provide a hands-on session that will help you hit the ground running. Attend one class or all of the classes based on your schedule

and specific business needs,” said Jeff Bauer, chair of the Business, Law, and Technology Department at UC Clermont College. All classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at UC Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. Classes are free, but registration is required. Contact Jeff Bauer at 513732-5257 to save a seat. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Individuals or teams may submit entries. Winners will be announced Nov. 15. Competitors must submit a complete business plan of no more than 30 pages for a company that operates or will operate in Clermont County. It should be for a new business, early stage company, or a proposed expansion or recovery of an existing business. Winners must use their winnings in the business itself. Awards will be as follows: First place – $5,000; Second place $2,500; Third place $1,000. Complete rules and the Business Class schedule are available or by calling 513-576-5000. The Business Plan Competition is sponsored by: Park National Bank, Ohio Small Business Development Centers, KinkerEveleigh Insurance Agency, RiverHills Bank, UC Clermont College, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood, CPA Inc., Center Bank, U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, CenterBank, National Bank & Trust, Fifth Third Bank and WesBanco.



early suffragists. Suffragists are the women who worked for the right for women to vote in the United States. Some

were imprisoned for their efforts. Orpha Gatch (18921991) was an active suffragette who voted in the election of 1920 for Warren Harding. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided women with the right to vote, was ratified Aug. 26, 1920. She was the first woman elected to the Milford Board of Education.

She helped found the League of Women Voters in Clermont County. At age 78, Gatch marched in the 1970 Frontier Days Parade in Milford dressed as a suffragette carrying a sign “Fifty Years of a Good Idea.” The nominees for this years award are: Connie Taggart of Felicity, Christa Borchers of Wayne Township, Geraldine Minors of Miami and June Cole of

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BATAVIA – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Friday, Aug.19, at 7:30 p.m. in room 105 of McDonough Hall at Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The speaker will be Donald Lichtenberger of The Cincinnati Museum Center. He will discuss “Cincinnati during the Civil War.” This program is presented in Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The new Historic Clermont book will be available for purchase.

Steamboat display

BETHEL – During the month of August the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Bethel Library. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first

steamboat trip down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans (October 1811). In celebration of this event the display will feature “Steamboats over 200 years.” The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the library.

Elections meeting

CLERMONT CO. - The Clermont County Board of Elections regular August meeting has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22. The board will certify candidates and issues that will be on the ballot Nov. 8.

Summerfair grants

Summerfair Cincinnati, the non-profit arts organization with offices in Anderson Township, has announced that applications are now

available for the 2011 Aid to Individual Artists (AIA) Grant Program. Selected visual artists will each receive a grant of $3,000 for use in the creation of new works. In addition to receiving the grant monies, Summerfair Cincinnati may sponsor a future exhibition and catalogue to help promote the grant recipients and their art. To qualify for the grant, artists must reside within a 40-mile radius of Cincinnati and be at least 18 years of age. Applications are available online at, and must be postmarked by Friday, Aug. 26, to be eligible. To apply, eligible applicants – practicing artists, fine craftsmen and art school students (in a degree-granting program with a faculty sponsor) – need to submit both

The Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio have four new board members, all from Clermont County. Representing the private sector is Lois Volk, senior director of operations for Alliance Data; Tim Ross, chief financial officer at Freeman Schwabe Machinery, LLC; John McMahan, director of human resources for Healthcare Waste Solutions, Inc.; and Bill Neese, vice president of recruitment for Total Quality Logistics. Ross is responsible for all accounting and financial support functions as well as human resource and strategic planning. Previously, he served as general manager of Hueber Brothers, Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Wright State University. Volk is responsible for strategic leadership, as well as operational productivity and efficiencies within her organization. She has served on a variety of

regional and national boards including the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, the American Credit Association and the International Customer Service Association. McMahon directs all human resource functions for his company including organizational development, labor relations, benefits administration and compensation. Previously, he served as human resources manager for BWAY Corp. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Transylvania University, a law degree from the University of Louisville, and a master’s degree in labor and employment relations from the University of Cincinnati. Neese heads up recruitment for his freight brokerage firm with more than 1,300 logistics professionals. Previously, he led Kendle International’s Global Recruitment Team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Shawnee State University and a master’s degree in labor

and employment relations from the University of Cincinnati. According to Dan Sack, chair of Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio, “These new board members bring decades of professional experience and business talent to the public workforce system.” The Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio is a threecounty regional organization made up of leaders from business, education, labor and government from Butler, Clermont and Warren counties, with the majority of its board members representing the private business sector. The mission of the Workforce One Investment Board is to set the vision, policy direction and performance expectations for the regional workforce development system. The mission of the Workforce One Investment Area workforce system is to provide an educated and qualified workforce that meets the current and future needs of employers.

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Blue Distinction Center status: Established hospital that includes intensive care, emergency care, and a full range of patient support services with full accreditation by a CMS-deemed national accreditation organization Experience and training of program surgeons, including case volume quality management programs, including surgical checklists as well as tracking and evaluation of clinical outcomes and process of care multi-disciplinary clinical pathways and teams to coordinate and streamline care, including transitions of care shared decision making and preoperative patient education. You can learn more about the Blue Distinction Center recognition at Free orthopaedic presentations Mercy Hospital Clermont is host-

ing free presentations on orthopaedic care in August and September featuring Dr. Charles Miller and Dr. Suresh Nayak. Both are orthopaedic surgeons on the medical staff at Mercy Clermont and with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. • “Total Joint Replacements for Hip and Knee” with Dr. Charles Miller from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Mercy Hospital Clermont in Minning Hall. • “Anterior Hip Replacement with Advances on Osteoarthritis Treatment” with Dr. Suresh Nayak from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Mercy Hospital Clermont in Minning Hall Mercy Health Partners is an integrated health care network with care-delivery sites throughout Greater Cincinnati. To learn more visit

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The Athletics Boosters of Archbishop McNicholas High School will hold its annual golf outing Sept. 11 at The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills. Lunch and registration begin at 1 p.m. with golf starting at 2 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit McNicholas student athletes and athletic facilities. To register, contact Susan Rohlfs at 231-3500, ext. 5142. The $150 per golfer fee includes lunch served by John Morrell, golf, on-course beverages, hole-in-one contest compliments of Jeff Wyler Automotive Family and dinner provided by Pelican’s Reef restaurant. Those registering by Aug. 15 will receive a 10-percent discount ($135 per golfer). Registration is limited; reserve your spot at your earliest convenience. Hole and tee sponsorships are also available at $125. The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills is located on U.S. 50 six miles East of Milford and about three miles west of Owensville. Directions and course information can be found at or by calling 735-4653.

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. 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.

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Bethel-Tate’s Tigers on the trails By Scott Springer

BETHEL – After sharing coach of the year honors in the Southern Buckeye Conference-American division last season with Western Brown's Jim Neu, BethelTate's Pam Taylor has a good chance to win the award outright this fall in girls cross country. She has Carolin Baker, Morgan Calhoun, Brittany Fischer, Andi Lanigan and Deanna Sipple to thank for that. "We have five girls, all seniors except for Morgan Calhoun, that came in second in the league last year," Taylor said. "We have everybody returning, so I'm pretty excited to see what they can possibly do." Lanigan and Sipple made first-team SBAAC-American last season, while Baker and Calhoun were secondteam selections. Lanigan's best time of 20:18.57 was the second quickest in the league. "Andi, Morgan and Brittany have been running since seventh grade," Taylor said. "Deanna and Carolin just started last year." Making first team in her first season was an amazing


Five Bethel-Tate High School girls’ cross country team members celebrate placing in the top 15 to earn medals at a meet last season. All are returning this year. From left are: senior Deanna Sipple, junior Andi Lanigan, senior Brittany Fischer, junior Morgan Calhoun and senior Carolin Baker. accomplishment for Deanna Sipple, while Carolin Baker (this year's Bethel Journal Sportswoman of the Year) merely did what she usually does. "She's pretty athletic," Taylor said of Baker. "I think she's one of those kids that really does well under pressure. She's more of a gamer. She comes out to the meet and really gives it her all." Taylor's Lady Tigers also show extreme discipline as they are multi-talented and well-versed in time management. Lanigan, Fischer and Calhoun also play soccer. "When it comes to the season, they pretty much have to do their own extra running because our practices are at the same time," Taylor said. "They have to be self-disciplined."

Bethel-Tate boys cross country


Bethel-Tate’s Andi Lanigan qualified for the regional meet for the second straight season with a strong performance at the district meet. She was Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican division first team and ran the second best time in the league at 20:18.17.

Sumner Hobart, Brodie McConnell, and Ashton Hutchinson all return to coach Taylor's boys squad this season. All three are juniors who have racked up plenty of mileage. "They've all been running since seventh grade and are pretty consistent runners," Taylor said. Hobart was second-team all-league last year with a best time of 18:21.68, as was teammate Hutchinson with a time of 18:24.73. As a team, the Tigers will be blessed with more depth than in years past. Taylor is impressed that she has 11

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At press time, coach Toby Lewin had a two person squad at Felicity-Franklin, featuring boys runner Cory Baker. The junior Baker was second team Southern Buckeye Conference-National division last year at 18:37.93 (10th best in the league). “He’ll be a senior this year and he should probably make it to regionals this year,” coach Toby Lewin said. Oddly enough, Baker elected not to run track in the spring. “He’s one of those that says it’s boring to run in a circle,” Lewin said. The girls team is comprised of freshman Cheyenne Trammel. boys out for the team, including soccer player Dylan Torok. The SBAAC-American competition figures to be

She ran track and cross country for the first time as an eighthgrader last year and was top 15 or top 10 in cross country meets. Felicity-Franklin will host two meets at Washington Township Park. The first is Wednesday, Aug. 24, and the second is Saturday, Sept. 10.


The boys return a senior-laden team to the cross country course this season. Head coach Dan Rosenbaum said the squad will count on its upperclassmen to be the Rockets’ top finishers. Returning seniors include Aaron Vennemeyer, Daniel Schoettelkotte, Paul Conrady, Adam Zalewski and Patrick Rehl.


Bethel-Tate junior Ashton Hutchinson was a key member of the Tiger track team and made the Southern Buckeye Conference-American division second team in cross country last fall.

familiar. "For the boys, New Richmond and Georgetown are always pretty strong," Taylor said.

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Debt ceiling bill prevented serious harm The recent debate about increasing our nation’s debt ceiling certainly wasn’t pretty. While I’m sure everyone involved had America’s best interests at heart, coming to agreement on how to stop this ridiculous spending of tax dollars tested the patience of not only members of Congress but also the public. What we settled on isn’t a quick or perfect fix, but it’s a necessary one. The good news is it won’t raise taxes. Unfortunately, given the state of our federal budget and our debt of more than $14 trillion, there was no easy way to address the need to increase the debt ceiling. What it boiled down to was this: We had to borrow money to pay the bills for things the federal government had already bought. In the past, increasing our nation’s debt limit has been a rather simple exercise. It has been so easy, in fact, that Congress has increased it seven times since March 2006 – when our federal

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debt totaled about $8.3 trillion. In the five years since, our debt has increased by some $6 trillion – and our annual deficits are routinely in excess of $1 trillion. Figuring out how to cope with that proved difficult and divi-

sive. President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had each claimed that if the debt ceiling was not raised by Aug. 2, the United States would default on its obligations. That wasn’t quite correct. Even if the debt ceiling hadn’t been raised, the government takes in enough revenues for about two-thirds of scheduled federal payments. We could have limped along, making interest payments

on the debt and paying for other priorities – such as Social Security and Medicare benefits plus the salaries of members of our armed services. But, we wouldn’t have had enough money left to pay for the FBI, the Transportation Security Administration that safeguards our airports and other modes of transit, or myriad other federal programs upon which people rely every day. Failure to increase the debt ceiling also could have worsened our weak economy. Many said that a failure to approve an increase would have caused our credit rating to be downgraded and prompted precipitous drops in the financial markets. The president even argued it could have led to a depression. In response to the call to increase the debt ceiling, the House of Representatives passed three separate bills. Although each was similar, the first two were rejected by President Obama and the Senate.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Pay attention at yearly physical

I read with interest Linda Eppler’s account of her yearly physical. I agree that for all over 45 and anyone with chronic health problems, the annual exam remains vital, and people do not realize how changes in medicine today have forced doctors to alter

standards such as these. I strongly believe in wellness and prevention, and do not compromise on standards during the yearly physical. People do need to start paying attention to what they are actually getting for their health care dollars. Dr. Robert M. Osborne Pierce Township

Getting older is no fun, aches become dire Public debate is often wide of reality - this is nothing new in human history. Throughout the Middle Ages serious people used to debate the corporeal reality of angels. Everyone knows that important people used to speculate on how many angels could dance on the head of a pin - it was the perfect analogy for pointless discussion. That’s where we are today, our political discussion no longer represents reality, only religiously held notions of society. Perhaps we should adjust the medieval metaphor to modern concepts: How many of these pinheads should be given the needle. That’s all I can say about our current fiasco - at this moment, currently that is. What I really want to talk about is a personal adventure. I was mugged by a knife-wielding younger man; knocked unconscious and everything. It was all quite exciting; to me anyway. My wife tells the story differently: I had outpatient surgery under a general anesthetic. She clearly has no flair for the dramatic. She will, however, understand the mugging part when the bill arrives. Things change when you get old. Nagging aches can get out of hand, medical attention can be required, costs eat away at what you had hoped was going to be a nest egg. Generic becomes your favorite brand of medicine. Suddenly you realize that all these medical ads are addressing you. Fortunately, I already get dizzy when I stand, have problems with irritable intestines, have bouts of insomnia, and have no desire to stand for a half-hour. I don’t need to take any medications that will do that for me. I’m good to go. Life expectancy in the U.S. has gone from 48 years in 1900 to 75

years for people born in 2004; today’s retirees can expect (on average) 15 more years of living the dream right here in Clermont County Len Harding - assuming the your kids Community home stick you in is in Press guest this area. One of columnist our current political issues is Social Security, when it was created, the average life expectancy was 62.5 years. Since the original “retirement age” was set at 65, there was no funding problem. We are living longer; older people require medical care. When I was young, older people didn’t get much doctoring, they just took pills at meals and uttered words about seeing you on the next day “if the lord’s willin.’” When the lord lost interest, they died. Old people had few worries. With age, perspective changes. Little nagging aches become worrisome indicators of dire maladies. Doors and other objects get heavier and harder to move. Bottle caps become the enemy. Things wander off after you set them down. There are worries everywhere arrrgh. On the upside, you’re alive. Eat right, exercise, stay social; don’t depend on pills, creams or copper bracelets to get you through. Medicare is only part of the program. Take care of yourself - take charge or your health. Join a health club or YM/WCA. Get sensible advice. More on this later. Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at

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But July 31, a Sunday night, Democrat and Republican leaders agreed on a package of changes. A final version was approved the next day by the House and Aug. 2 by the Senate. For the first time, an increase in the debt limit has been tied to a decrease in government spending. Under the bill signed into law by the president, federal spending will be cut immediately and capped in each of the next 10 years. A special committee tasked with finding an additional $1.2 trillion in cuts was established. And, the bill requires that both the House and Senate vote on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. I wish the agreement required cutting more spending, and that all future debt-ceiling increases had to be conditional on Congress passing a balanced-budget amendment and sending it to the states for ratification. But, in the final analysis, the Budget Control


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CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? “Of course. People has to live within their means, otherwise they go bankrupt, so why would the government be any different. They really tried to destroy us when they did not pass the cut, cap and balance.” JAK “I support a balanced budget amendment because congresses and presidents of both parties have proven over many decades that we badly need one. Our annual deficits keep getting worse and our debt is piling up to such an extent that our children and grandchildren will be paying it off for a long time to come. Those current politicians who claim we don't need such an amendment are being very disingenuous, since they have created the greatest unbalanced budgets in the history of our nation. “If we want to finally control government spending and return to a smaller government, we need to put a limit on the government's credit card.” T.H. “I think our D.C. politicians need to wake up and smell reality. If that can be done without a constitutional amendment I would prefer that approach. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a person, or an entity is being foolish if it doesn't manage its finances so that the expenses do not exceed the income. “I realize that the federal government's spending is far more complicated than an average family, but the principal still applies. Do not spend what you do not have. “And don't threaten to take away benefits like Social Security from seniors as a way to frighten them into supporting continued deficits. Make intelligent, fair decisions about what to cut, and for Pete's sake, don't always come down on the "rich"; the rich didn't cause the problem – politicians did. (Of course, most politicians at the federal level are rich anyway, so ... )

Next question What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. Bill B. “I'll answer the question with a question: Would America be in an unprecedented $ 14 trillion budget crisis today if we already had a balanced budget amendment? Obviously our leaders do not know how to handle money and we need a constitutional amendment to protect us from them.” R.V. “Congress is filled with lawyers who are in the 1 percent that Democrats and media hate, yet media and the unions are beholden to them. “Since members of Congress are constantly re-elected by the taxpayers who apparently don't understand that they are being ripped off by their rich congressperson (Schmidt/Sherrod/ Chabot, et al.), I favor a balanced budget amendment as the only way stay in touch with the 'money.’ “Any media outlet: why haven't you exposed the Congress, their retirement program, their annual pay, free mail and so forth? “Why haven't you reported on the problem the Congress is to our country, with their perks, staff, cars, jets? Where is an honest, unconnected reporter to show what Congress makes, how many adulterers or traffic tickets or Wieners there are? “BTW...TKS for letting me spew.” K.P. “No. It seems like every time an issue comes up that a few people oppose they want to amend the Constitution. Deciding on how much money should be appropriated is up to the House, with the Senate and the president concurring or demurring. “If an emergency came up that

demanded spending more a way would be found to bypass the amendment one way or the other. Making tough decisions is what elected officials are elected for. “By the way (if you have room for this), this country and this state is more than just a sideline for someone to dabble in for a few years. A great councilman, senator or congressman is a treasure. The next election is a sure fire term limiter. So I am against term limits too.” F.N. “Yes. I don't believe a modern politician can be elected without pandering to the electorate by buying votes with other peoples' money. “They can't cut spending, because so many people are on the take in America that they can't afford to risk the noisy protests that cuts will provoke. “The media is quick to cover protests of spending cuts but slow to show protests of spending. Forcing Congress's hands with an amendment is the only way congressmen can do what they know is right without being crucified.” P.C. “No. It would be a complete waste of time. A whole heap of things like wars and natural disasters will get excluded. After that by assuming unreasonable growth rates balance will be claimed when it doesn't have an ice cube in hell's chance of happening. “So, let's not waste time on this, but work on replacements for all the jobs that will be killed by too narrow a focus on the budget, and also on getting people big enough wages that they can truly afford to save for retirement and buy health insurance. “People really need to be able to live on about 75 percent of their income if they want a good retirement. What minimum wage earner can do that today?” D.R. “Absolutely! If these guys had to like like the rest of us, there wouldn't be any question about it. It's simple ... don't spend what you don't have, and keep your nose out of everyone else's business.” J.K.

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It’s 2011 – Do you know where your name is? By Lisa J. Mauch

Paying bills online. Shopping online. Banking online. It’s 2011 and we are living in a digital age. But with the conveniences also come added dangers, namely identity theft. No longer are some thieves picking your pocket for a wallet, they’re picking you for information: Social security numbers, addresses, birth dates and passwords. And with this information, they can ruin your life. It was with this in mind that the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce invited Mark Josaitis, sales representative at Western & Southern Life, to present a seminar July 12 about how to protect yourself from identity theft. According to Josaitis, identity theft is the fastest growing white collar crime in the U.S. Less than 12 percent of identity thieves get caught. The average financial loss is $18,000. It takes 14 months on average for somebody to know they have been victimized. “You could be cleaned out and destroyed,” said Milford resident Katherine Wilson, one of the attendees. Here are some tips that were discussed: • What do you put in your trash? Whether it’s at home or at a business, your trash is a target. They are looking for anything with your name, address and personal information like account numbers. • Do you have a shredder? A cross-cut shredder is


Mark Josaitis hands off a new crosscut shredder to Katherine Wilson, who was the door prize winner at the identity theft seminar presented July 12 at the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce.


Kathi Butts, left, Katherine Wilson and Karen Josaitis listen to Mark Josaitis give tips on deterring identity theft during a July 12 seminar sponsored by the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. recommended. Identify thieves can piece just strips of paper back together. • What do you do with your hotel swipe key? Did you know that magnetic strip stores all the information connected to that room, including your credit card? After being returned it remains unerased until it’s issued again. So keep it and shred it when you get home. You won’t be charged for the key. • Ladies, what do you do with your purse when you’re shopping? Never leave your purse unattended while shopping. There’s even one trick where someone might come up behind you and ask you a question to get you to turn away from your cart. Meanwhile, their partner can come up from behind and scan your purse for credit cards or just plain steal your wallet. • Do you have your address programmed into your GPS? Thieves can break into your car while you’re out at a ball game and call up your home address. Need driving directions from home? Program your nearest library, store or police station in instead. • Do you still send checks and money through the mail? Unless you have a secure locked mailbox, thieves can easily steal your mail and get account numbers and checks, not to mention that gift card you send your nephew for graduation. • Do you monitor your conversations in public? If you’re having a meeting at a coffeehouse with your


Lori Steffan (left) and Councilwoman Charlene Hinners listen to the tips provided on identity theft protection during the July 12 seminar at Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. insurance agent, are you verbally giving him your social security number while he taps it into his laptop? If people truly need that information in public, write it down so others can’t overhear you. • Do you sign up for store credit cards because they offer you a discount? Don’t sign up before finding out who services the card. Will you be liable for fraudulent charges or will you be protected? • Do you have a credit card you haven’t used in the past few years? If you decide to get rid of it, make sure when you call to cancel it you tell the company to de-activate it. Otherwise they can just close the account and it can be reopened by an identity thief who is shopping on your dime. • Are you at a street fair or farmers market that uses the old carbon imprints of your credit card? If so, make sure you take the carbons with you. • Do you know who

you’re talking to? Never give personal information to someone over the phone, especially if you didn’t initiate the call. • Do you buy items or make transactions online? Make sure to look for an “s” in the “https://” that indicates you’re using a secure browser. • Do you check your bills? Be sure there are no unauthorized charges on your credit card bills. Make sure there is no unusual activity on your utilities bills. • Do you still carry your Social Security card around with you? Once a common form of identification, now it’s best to keep you Social Security card in a safe deposit box or home safe. • Do you use a credit card when paying for dinner at a restaurant? At some restaurants, they take your credit card away and then bring you back a receipt. When your card leaves you, you don’t know who’s scanning the infor-

mation away from your sight. • Are you planning on flying overseas or putting any other big purchases on your credit card? These are normally indicators to the credit card company that someone might have stolen your card and is using it to buy big ticket items. You might want to consider calling the credit card company ahead of time to alert them to your plans. • What information do you have printed on your checks? Never use a phone number or Social Security number on your printed checks. Use a first initial on the printed version and then sign your full name. If a thief gets a hold of blank checks, he’ll have to guess at the name. When asked for a phone number by a vendor, use your work phone number. Also, when paying bills, only put the last four digits of your account number. • Do you have your mail held while on vacation? Unless there’s someone you absolutely trust to pick up your mail, have it held at the post office instead of leaving it sit for a week in an unsecured mailbox. • Do you use the ATM? Thieves have been known to put secondary scanners and/or video cameras in at ATMs to get your information. So ask yourself, does this look like a normal ATM or is there something out of place or unusual about it? • Do you throw out your old magazines and catalogs? Make sure to rip off the cover that has your name and address and account number on it and run it through the shredder before putting items in the recycling bin or trash. • Do you have a member rewards card? They store your information on those too so make sure to shred receipts. • Has your child’s identity been stolen? Since Social Security cards are now given out at birth, a thief has 16 to 18 years to ruin your child’s credit. Put a fraud alert or credit freeze on their information to protect them and monitor their credit report. • Do you use your spouse’s name or birthday as your password? Passwords should be at


Security devices, like this pictured Aluma Wallet, are one way to protect yourself against identity thieves using hand-held scanners to steal your information.


Security devices, like this pictured Aluma Wallet, are one way to protect yourself against identity thieves using hand-held scanners to steal your information.

least six characters with a number and a special character. Don’t use things that can easily be researched. (Is your pet’s name on Facebook?) Make the sequence random. • How often do you change your password? Twice a year when you change your clocks and check your smoke alarm batteries, change your password, too. • Has your driver’s license been revoked? Did something of yours get repossessed? Are you getting bills for things you don’t recognize or a double set of bills. Has a name been added on to your credit card or bank account? Are you getting calls that bills haven’t been paid? These may be signs that your identity has been stolen. • Do you know what to do when you discover your identity has been stolen? Call the police and file a report. Call all your financial institutions. Stop payments on your checking account. Get a new driver’s license with a new identification number. Do not get a new Social Security card. For information on identity theft, visit For more information on the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, visit

Boat builders hone skills for annual cardboard regatta By John Seney

NEW RICHMOND - More than 60 boats are expected to launch from the riverfront Aug. 20 for the 19th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Some of the cardboard and duct tape vessels won’t make it to the finish line, disappearing under the waves and becoming eligible for the Titanic Award, given annually to the most spectacular sinking. But if recent regattas are any indication, there won’t be that many aspiring Titanics. Ray Perszyk, one of the organizers of the event, said in the early years of the regatta, it was not usual for


Mike Hoffer of Miami Township races in the Big Red Machine at the 2010 Cardboard Boat Regatta in New Richmond. 20 to 30 percent of the boats to founder. “Last year, we has only three sinkings,” he said. “The skill level of boat makers is improving,” One of those boat builders is Gary Rohs of

Delhi Township, who has never actually competed on the water, but enjoys the challenge of cardboard construction. “I like the engineering,” he said. He enlists younger com-

petitors to pilot his creations. Last year, he built two boats – Nemo and Back in Black, both of which will probably race again this year, he said. And he is building a new boat for this year’s competition – a 16-foot-long replica of a World War II P40E fighter plane. It’s a one-person boat built for speed, he said. He likes participating in the regatta because “it’s different and it gets a lot of kids involved.” Mike Hoffer of Miami Township has built boats and competed in several regattas. Last year, he built and piloted the boat Big Red Machine.

This year he is building two boats. One is a cardboard baby giraffe boat that his niece will race in. “It will be in memory of Zuri,” the baby giraffe that recently died at the Cincinnati Zoo, he said. The other boat, which he will pilot, is a paddle wheeler with a Gorilla Tape theme. Rules require the boat hull be made only with cardboard, tape and paint. Free cardboard and building tips are available at the Cardboard Boat Museum, 311 Front St., in New Richmond. Perszyk said there will be 24 trophies awarded this year for speed and creativity.

“About half of the participants end up getting a trophy,” he said. A new event this year will be the Cardboard Man event, in which competitors will race both downstream and upstream. “It’s an endurance event,” Perszyk said. “In lieu of the Ironman in Hawaii.” Registration for the regatta begins 11 a.m. Aug. 20, with a 1 p.m. race time. For more information contact Perszyk at 9109153 or email him at Information also can be obtained by going to, clicking on the fire truck and then clicking on the regatta logo.


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August 11, 2011



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


West African Dance Class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Tea House Martial Arts and Learning Center, 8182 Beechmont Ave., Highenergy dance designed for communities to celebrate and rejoice together. Ages 12-70. $60 for five classes, $15. Presented by Flying Pig Yoga. 269-599-2091; Anderson Township.


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


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




Beauty From Ashes, 10 p.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 8315777. Milford.



Library Resources for Homeschoolers, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, See how the library’s databases, materials and services can support your homeschool classroom. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


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


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 . 1 2


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.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or 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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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. 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 . 1 3


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


Ice Cream Social, 3 p.m., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road, Outdoor arts and crafts show and raffle. Includes homemade ice cream in eight flavors made in 5-gallon, old-fashioned Amish-built churns. Also, barbecue sandwiches with “fixins,” homemade pie and cake. 583-9676; Loveland.

Union Township Summer Concerts, 7 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheatre behind center. Music by Sycamore Community Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Fossil Identification, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Dry Dredgers, non-profit group of individuals of all backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise sharing an interest in fossils. Members of club identify fossils and share information about how to get more involved with fossil hunting. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. 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. Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township. All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. 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.


Big Daddy Walker/Karaoke, 10 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Through Aug. 27. 831-5777. Milford.



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


Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, No cover. 697-9705; 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. What is done on particular day depends on current needs of gardens. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Second Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., “Legend of the Loveland Frogmen,” winner of the “Best Entertainment Video” Blue Chip Cable Access Awards, shown 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Meet artists and shop for art, photography, handcrafted jewelry, fiber arts, wood crafts, pottery and more. Free. 683-7500; Loveland.



Saturday Stream Exploration is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Splash, play and explore within the boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to the stream, where a naturalist will be stationed with collecting equipment, ID sheets and other information. Parents must be present at all times. Cost is $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. Call 831-1711; Pictured, Logan Martin, 8, walks along the rocks while exploring through a creek at the Cincinnati Nature Center last summer.

Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. To help scleroderma patient and their friends deal with the devastating symptoms of the disease and its emotional impacts. Free. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township.

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Antiques and Crafts on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Village of New Richmond, Front Street, Setup for dealers 7 a.m. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 753-1909. New Richmond.


Mother Nature’s Child Film Screening, 2-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Special viewing of inspirational new film, which discusses and demonstrates critical importance of nature in children’s lives. Featuring Richard Louv, Jon Young, David Sobel and more. Followed by discussion. Adults only. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


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.

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


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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. Yoga, Naturally, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hatha-based yoga to refresh and renew your body and mind - outdoors. With Katy Roades. Ages 14 and up. Family friendly. $70, $50 members for series. Walk-ins: $15, $12 members. 831-1711. Union Township.

Jump Start Library Skills, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For students starting first grade and their parents. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape Grand Opening, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Vine-cutting ceremony. Children and adults tour and play by digging, splashing, building and creating fun in nature. Executive Director Bill Hopple gives opening remarks and short informational session. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 3 and under and members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

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Quarter Auction, 7-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, $1 per paddle. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.


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.


Parenting Teens and Young Adults with ADHD and Asperger’s, 6:30-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., For parents of children ages 15-25 who have ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism spectrum disorders or other hidden disabilities. Topics include: The role of executive function, growing up with a hidden disability, daily living skills and educational success. $15. Presented by Life Management Strategies. 9478387; Union Township.


arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati’s season finale Gala of International Dance Stars will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aronoff Center. It features 29 dancers from 12 companies around the world, with four world premieres and a diversity of cast, music and dance styles. A pre-show gala is at 7 p.m. with dinner by the bite of international cuisine, a cash bar and live jazz. Tickets are $26-$62. Call 513-621-2787 or visit or The production supports local and regional programming of arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati. Pictured are Epiphany Davis and Amber Hill, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre.

Aqua Adventures, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through Aug. 19. Waterthemed week to explore aquatic habitats and learn about why water is so important to all living things. Ages 7-9. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Janet Jackson comes to the PNC Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. She will perform music from her CD “Number Ones.” Tickets are $59.50, $75, $99.50 and $150, plus fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


August 11, 2011

Fresh or not, pears are tasty in romaine poppy salad My good intentions to make cashew pear salad with poppy seed dressing using pears from our tree will never come to pass. W h y ? The squirrels decided to pull every pear from Rita our tree. I just Heikenfeld can imagine how Rita’s it happened: kitchen it had to be at night or very early morning when the pear heist began, since I was out near the pear tree right before dusk admiring all those beautiful, almost ripe, pears. I was thinking about the jars of pear butter, canned pears and chutneys I was planning to make, along with the pear salad. This morning I went out to pick some mint for my lemon mint spa water (check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for the recipe) and passed by the tree. I was dumfounded when I looked up. Really. Not a pear remained. And it wasn’t the deer, since they usually tug on the branches and leave a bit of a mess as they chew. To make matters worse, they cleaned the ground around the tree, so not even a piece of pear was left. It’s not that the squirrels need those pears. There are plenty of oak and nut trees on our property. But you know me, I’m not one to give up so easily.

So I’ll buy pears at Kroger to make this nice salad. But I still can’t pass the tree without frowning …

Cashew pear salad with poppyseed dressing Toss together:

1 large bunch romaine, cut up, or equivalent mixed greens 1 cup shredded Swiss 1 cup salted cashews 2 pears, sliced thin 1 ⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries

Poppyseed dressing:

Mix together: 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice

Poppyseeds: go to taste and start with a couple of teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced red onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt to taste Serves 6-8.

Fresh tomato mozzarella tart

Homegrown tomatoes are available and just the best for this recipe. Some folks like to squeeze out part of the juice and seeds of the tomatoes. 1 pie crust 1 tablespoon flour 8 oz mozzarella, Monterey Jack or combo of both Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise, regular or light (start out with 1⁄2 cup; if too thick to spread, add a bit more as

needed) Tomatoes, thickly sliced, enough to make a layer 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped, about 1 ⁄3 cup or so, or 2 scant teaspoons dry Sprinkling of shredded parmesan or romano for top Preheat oven to 400. Prick crust and prebake 10 minutes. Dust bottom with flour. Mix cheese, salt and pepper and mayo. Spread thin layer over crust. Lay tomato slices on top. Spread rest of cheese mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with green onions and basil. Smooth top, pushing onions and basil into cheese mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serves 6.

Tips from readers

Mango cutter/ seeder great for peaches, too. Kay Hitzler, nurse extraordinaire at Good Sam during the day and my sous chef extraordinaire for evening classes at Jungle Jim’s, shared this timely tip. We made a lavender peach claufouti (custard) and the peaches were not free stones. Kay took the mango cutter/seeder and pushed it through the peach. Voilà – it cut cleanly through the peach and removed the seed, too, with hardly any waste. She thought it would be good for plums, too. Thanks, Kay!

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Rita shares tips for finding the freshest corn. Here she is with the Silver Queen corn in her garden.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Selecting sweet corn. We grow Silver Queen corn and it’s always so sweet and picked at the time of perfect ripeness. But if you’re buying corn, here’s what to look for: fresh green, tightly closed husks with dark brown, dry, but not brittle, silk. The stem should be moist but not chalky, yellow or discolored. Ears should have plum, tender, small kernels in tight rows up to the tip. A fresh kernel will spurt “milk” if punctured. Make corn sweeter. Add a squirt of honey to the water before boiling corn. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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School open house

FELICITY - The FelicityFranklin Local School District will hold an open house for students and parents from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in all three school buildings, 415 Washington St. Felicity-Franklin’s first day of school is Monday, Aug. 22.

Welcome reception

FELICITY - The FelicityFranklin Local School District Board of Education will host a welcome reception before the board meeting Monday, Aug. 15, for the district's two new principals. Robert Walker is the new high school principal. Joe Pfeffer is the new middle school principal. The reception will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the auditeria, 415 Washington St. Former high school principal Guy Hopkins retired and former middle school principal Sabrina Armstrong took a position closer to her home, said Dave Cornelison, board president.

Networking tea

UNION TWP. – Women from the community are invited to network and relax at the Cincinnati Nature Center while enjoying a traditional tea breakfast. The tea is a

new event sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Network Committee (WIN) of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. The tea and program, “Natural Treasures of the Cincinnati Nature Center” will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Krippendorf Lodge. The event is $15 per person. For more information or reservations, contact the Clermont Chamber at 576-5000. Registrations are due by Monday, Aug. 15, and also can be made online by visiting

Line dancing class

BETHEL – Clermont Senior Services is offering a line dancing class from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Bethel Senior Center, located in the Bethel Community Center, 129 N. Union St. The cost is a $1 donation per class. The class is performed at a suitable pace for older adults and beginners are welcome. Line dancing is an excellent way to stay fit and have fun. For more information, call Kathy Angel at 513-685-2432, or stop by the center Thursday morning. The Bethel Senior Center is a program of Clermont Senior Services.

Antique machinery show starts soon Howdy folks, Ruth Ann is getting better each day. Last Sunday we went to church for the first time in five weeks. It was great. Last week I thought since Ruth Ann has only been to the doctor’s, it would be good to take her out to eat. We stopped at Bob Evans then went to Kroger to do some shopping. She used the motorized cart. Boy, it was great to have her along to do the grocery shopping. There were several folks that were glad to see her. We take our partners for granted, but when something happens to them, then and only then do we really appreciate them. When I go some place I like it when Ruth Ann is with me. She can get along good using the cane our daughter bought her after her hip replacement. I am not a very good cook!! But with my sweetie by my side we can have a good meal. Folks have been good to bring food in. We really are grateful for each of them. We have always been there to help other folks, furnish corn for funeral meals and help if needed. It is important to be able to help other folks. The Clermont County Fair is history. It seems it had a very good run even with the heat. Only one rain, that was after the fireman’s parade. The firemen are to be thanked for the

great parade they put on each year. The folks that volunteer on the fire department are to be thanked. I know how it is to be a volunteer. I volunteered for the Newtonsville Fire George Department. Rooks The Grange is very involved in the fair Ole each year and was Fisherman very involved in beginning of 4-H and FFA. The Grange has always been interested in the youth. I was talking to Jan and she said years ago some of her family would harness his mules, hook them to a wagon and go through Newtonsville, picking up folks and taking them to the fair. Boy, that goes back a lot of years don’t it? I remember the first time I was at the fair. Mom and Dad took us boys. There was a dunking booth. How the feller begged folks to not hit the bull’seye and drop him in the water. Boy did we laugh when he went down!! Jan said several vendors at the fair, said how they appreciated the big trees. They go to Xenia next week and there will be no big trees for shade. How lucky we are to have big trees in the Clermont County Fairgrounds. I went to the fair to meet the judges

for the Grange booths. While waiting for them I heard the finest noise I like to hear, a rooster crowing. That is a farm sound I was used to. The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show runs Aug. 11 to Aug. 14. We won’t be there this year but next year hopefully we will be there to take part. I have always considered the O.V.A.M. a great show. It shows our younger citizens how it was in as they say, “the good old days.” When I think of the good old days a team of horses pulling a plow or a tractor pulling a two bottom plow and then look at the equipment the farmers have today. The expense of farming today is so extreme. It is hard for our younger folks to get started, unless they are raised in a farming family. God bless the farmers, On Aug. 20 the Monroe Grange will be having a benefit waffle breakfast at the Riverside Coffee Mill on Riverside Drive in Batavia. This will help with the donations the Grange makes throughout the year. The time is from 9 a.m. till noon, so come and enjoy the breakfast and fellowship. 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.

Chapter of NWTF achieves Five-Star ranking

320 S. Union, Bethel, paralegal. Casey Blankenship, 30, 2103 Bethel Maple, Hamersville, welder, and Devon Johnson, 27, 2103 Bethel Maple, Hamersville, receptionist. William Carnes Jr., 49, 5843 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, machinist, and Denise Apgar, 40, 5382 Galley Hill, Milford, nursing assistant. Michael Taylor Jr., 21, 134 S. Union St., Bethel, account executive, and Kristi Vaughn, 20, 134 S. Union St., Bethel, day care attendant.

The River Valley Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has achieved the prestigious Five-Star status, a designation only a handful of extraordinary chapters across the nation earn. The NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. A nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the wild turkey and preserving



MARRIAGE LICENSES Todd Ingram, 32, 124 N. Cross St., Newtonsville, engineering technician, and Allison Welch, 31, 124 N. Cross St., Newtonsville, intervention specialist. George Moore, 39, 2611 Saltair, Bethel, gardener, and Dawn Kelly, 32, 2611 Saltair, Bethel, ballet dancer. Jerry Mosley Jr., 29, 719 Hopewell, Felicity, student, and Bethany Woodall, 28, 719 Hopewell, Felicity, nurse aide. Robert Perrine, 35, 320 S. Union, Bethel, glazer, and Traci Gee, 34,


our hunting heritage, the NWTF has more than 2,000 chapters across North America. The Five-Star program is designed to recognize the top NWTF chapters in the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to all portions of the organization’s mission. The chapter, based in Amelia, earned this distinction through promoting conservation, preserving hunting heritage and supporting the local community. Led by David Williamson, chapter presi-

dent, the River Valley Longbeards Chapter’s dedicated volunteers earned the FiveStar status by: • Raising money to support the NWTF’s mission by hosting a successful Hunting Heritage Banquet. • Exposing new people to the outdoors by hosting a Women in the Outdoors, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, JAKES or Xtreme JAKES outreach event. • Educating youth about the importance of conservation by providing an NWTF Wild About Turkey Educational Box to a local school. • Supporting the next


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Pamela Y. Benson vs. Gerald T. Traurig, et al., other tort. Progressive Specialty Insurance Co., et al., vs. Searra M. Parker, other tort. Melissa Warren vs. Rose Crawford, et al., other tort. Kelly A. Gilpin vs. NSG Inc./Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. James E. Orr vs. Solutions Plus Inc./Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Elizabeth Gantzer Worman, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Linda D. Ortlieb, et al., foreclosure. Nationscredit Financial Services Corp. vs. Michael Robert Purdy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Denise Shiveley, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard S. Mursinna, 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. 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. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Lee M . Lewis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. David B. Wallen, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. James Barton, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Jerry Dale Maines Sr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Dennis A. Seiger, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Harry J. Haverkamp, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Wynona G. Kelly, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Robert A. Feck Sr., et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Judith Quillen, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Frank A. Ortega, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Greg T. Evans, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Chris Katsanis, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Roderick Howard, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jennifer L. Potts, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. William C. Brock, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Kenneth R. Volle, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald R. Singleton, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. Leonard Morris, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Mark A. Meeker, et al., foreclosure. Guideone America vs. Brittany N. Johnson, other civil.

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Tracy W. Tidwell, other civil. Federated Capital Corp. vs. Samuel A. Carter, et al., other civil. Steven Dobbins vs. Kenan Trey Daniels, other civil. Feldkamp Marketing Inc. vs. Jerald Rosenston, et al., other civil. Citibank NA vs. Jason M. Harris, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Leslie Sherry, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Kristi Adams, other civil. Livingston Financial LLC vs. Robert D. Brannon, other civil. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Mellissa Morris, et al., other civil. Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Christina M. Newman, other civil. PNC Bank NA vs. John Renz, et al., other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Eric W. Smith, other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Stefani Peoples, other civil.


Christine S. Vilardo vs. Ralph J. Vilardo Jr. Diego A. Martinez vs. Eliana Martinez Tim McGeen vs. Kathryn Cooper Steve Roesch vs. Meredith Roesch Joseph Z. Keith vs. Melissa Keith Nicola L. Vargas vs. Mario Vargas Shirley Spears vs. William Spears Mark Wuebold vs. Ginger Wuebold Caitlin McClease vs. Johnny A. McClease


Holly C. Martin vs. Timothy S. Martin Stephanie A. Eversole vs. John C. Eversole Susan K. McConney vs. Peter E. McConney Jerry Rowland Jr. vs. Tonja Rowland Christine DeJohn vs. Paul DeJohn Frank M. Wilson vs. Sharon Ruth B. Wilson Michelle P. Sullivan vs. Richard D. Sullivan Robert R. McDaniel vs. Sharon C. McDaniel Jamie L. Doucoure vs. Mamedy Doucoure Melvin J. Sebastian vs. Teresia L. Sebastian Kerri L. Anderson vs. Ryan C. Anderson


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Daniel Brian Kilgore Jr., 29, 811 Massachusetts Drive, Cincinnati, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Jessica Helen Marie Day, 24, 5212 Dry Run Road, (jail), Milford, theft, Miami Township Police. Shane Rutledge, 31, 4706 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, burglary, Union Township Police. Charles Miller Jr., 21, 1971 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, burglary, Union Township Police. Kimberly Donna Chappell, 51, 474 Old 74 No. 210, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Gloria J. Burdine, 53, 474 Old 74 No.

210, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Margaret J. Booth, 28, 4406 Eastwood Drive No. 5305, Batavia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Kyle Lee Benhase, 18, 3115 Leeds Road, (jail), Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Braden Mitchell Moore, 21, 12 Pineview Drive No. 8, (jail), Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Allen Tumbleson II, 25, 2851 Ireton Trees Road, (jail), Bethel, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Randall Wagers, 34, 1464 Locust Ridge Road, Georgetown, forgery, aggravated menacing, Felicity Police. Cortlend R. Mason, 22, 1251 Hwy. 465, Sparta, KY, breaking and entering, theft, Loveland Police Department. Daniel A. Wiley, 20, 1213 Red Roan Drive, Loveland, breaking and entering, theft, Loveland Police Department. Clifton Jordon Eckert, 26, 5617 Happy Hollow No. 3, Milford, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jonathon M. Baltrusch, 29, 4 Crestview Drive, Milford, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mark Isaacs, 42, 5 Robbie Ridge No. 4, Milford, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Pamela Marie Rose, 24, 4896 Mercades Drive, Hamilton, illegal processing of drug documents, Narcotics Unit. Gregory Allen Hull, 43, 82 Stillmeadow Apt. 101, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Theodore William Oldiges, 37, 10-0373 1528 Sutton Lane, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Paul George Walton, 41, 2055 Harvey Road, New Richmond, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Terrence Patrick Brennan, 59, 201 Stanford Place Glnd. (jail) Springfield, menacing by stalking, violating a protection order, Union Township Police. Jonathon Lewis Adkins, 27, 2108 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy Scott Stout, 31, 12-29-79 2220 Berry Road, (jail) Amelia, kidnapping, abduction, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kimberly J. Manning, 32, 4303 Glen Este Withamsville Road, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Michael Godsey, 53, 1625 Steward Harbough Road, Williamsburg, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Stephanie R. Evans, 36, 1280 Pebblebrooke Trail No. 3, Milford, perjury, making false alarms, Miami Township Police. John Lamar Culbreth, 58, 5782 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, operation while under the influence


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August 11, 2011



POLICE REPORTS of alcohol of drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ricky L. Pack, 19, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, grand theft, theft of a firearm, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Lee Bibb, 30, Clermont County Jail, burglary, attempted burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jennifer E. Perkins, 28, 4603 Brookview Drive, Batavia, burglary, Union Township Police. Thomas Craig Sisson, 20, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Alex Johnson, 19, 2663 Chilo Cemetery Road (released from jail), Felicity, breaking and entering, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Cynthia Banfield v. Ron Banfield, Jr., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part the trial court’s decision, and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. In the matter of: PHH Mortgage Corporation v. Michael S. Prater, et al., presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s decision denying PHH Mortgage’s motion to set aside the sheriff’s sale. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Anthony C. Bishop, presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed Bishop's sentence of 59 months in prison. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Robert C. Willis, presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert A. Hendrickson and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s decision. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Floyd Layne, presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper.The appeals court affirmed Floyd Lane’s drug-related convictions, but has sent the case back to the trial court to correct court costs. In the matter of: Gregory Althammer v. Elizabeth Pottorf, presiding judge Robert P. Ringland, judge Rachel A. Hutzel and visiting judge William R. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the trial court’s decision regarding custody of a minor child and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings.


July 30. At 3549 Franklin Road, Felicity, July 30. At Main and Market St., Felicity, July 26.

Records not available


Elizabeth Harvey, 21, 310 Brown St., Bethel, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 310 Brown St., Bethel, July 29. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, breaking and entering, theft at 3099 S. Dunham, Amelia, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 3061 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 3031 Macedonia Road, Bethel, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 2530 Swings Corner Pt. IsabeL Road, Bethel, July 27. Ricky L. Pack, 19, 508 S. Charity St., Bethel, burglary, theft at 2951 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, July 27. 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, breaking and entering, theft at 2883 Ohio 132, New Richmond, July 27. Bradley M. Patton, 22, 3527 Ohio 132, Amelia, breaking and entering at 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, July 26. Chrystal D. Pedigo, 28, 2575 Airport Road, Bethel, breaking and entering at 2583 Airport Road, Bethel, July 31. Darlene F. Bornhauser, 49, theft at 806 Market St., Felicity, July 25. Travis P. Meece, 33, 10 Montgomery Way, No. 11, Amelia, possession of drugs at 2247 Ohio 133, Bethel, July 26. Megan R. Eckman, 25, Bethel Park, Bethel, theft at 3307 Ohio 774, Bethel, July 28. Justin R. Rack, 29, 2800 Linkside Drive, Cincinnati, theft at 2860 Ohio Pike, Bethel, July 28. Gregory A. Tumbleson, 25, 2851 Ireton Trees Road, Bethel, breaking and entering, tampering w/ evidence at Ohio 132/Chapel Road, Amelia, July 28. Edward Powers, 31, 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, robbery - inflict, attempt to inflict, or threaten serious physical harm on another at 3089 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, July 29. Jason R. Kaylor, 32, 2378 Ohio 132, Apt 1, New Richmond, forgery, receiving stolen property at 695 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 30. Reginald Roehm, 23, 3549 Franklin Road, Felicity, assault, criminal damaging/endangering at 3549 Franklin Road, Felicity, July 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, July 27. At 3170 Kennedy Ford Road, Bethel,

Breaking and entering

At 1787 U.S. 52, Moscow, July 26. At 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, June 8. At 2532 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, July 28. At 2583 Airport Road, Bethel, June 23.


At 1602 Barger Road, Moscow, July 28. At 2086 Big Indian Road, Moscow, July 31. At 2530 Swings Corner Pt Isabel Road, Bethel, Sept. 20. At 3031 Macedonia Road, Bethel, Sept. 19. At 3061 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, Sept. 11.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 2532 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, July 28. At 2643 Kinnett Road, Bethel, July 25. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 26. At 3549 Franklin Road, Felicity, July 30.

Drug paraphernalia

At 310 Brown St., Bethel, July 1.


At 695 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 30.

Gross sexual imposition

At 3267 N. Campbell Road, Bethel, July 29.

Illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana

At 557 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, July 30.

Possession of drugs

At 2232 Kinnett Road, Bethel, July 27. At 2247 Ohio 133, Bethel, July 26. At 310 Brown St., Bethel, July 1.

Receiving stolen property

At 695 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 30.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters At 324 Smith Landing, Georgetown, July 29.


At 3089 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, July 28.


At 208 Vine St., Felicity, July 31.


At 695 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 30. At 2860 Ohio Pike, Bethel, July 28. At 3307 Ohio 774, Bethel, July 25. At 806 Market St., Felicity, July 25. At 1710 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, July 31. At 1787 U.S. 52, Moscow, July 26. At 1814 U.S. 52, Moscow, June 8. At 2086 Big Indian Road, Moscow, July 31. At 2232 Kinnett Road, Bethel, July 27. At 232 E Osborne St., Bethel, July 30. At 2530 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, Sept. 20. At 2532 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, July 28. At 2583 Airport Road, Bethel, June 23. At 3031 Macedonia Road, Bethel, Sept. 19. At 3061 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, Sept. 11.


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Donna Murphy Burdsal, 80, Georgetown, died July 30. She worked for Senco. She was a member of Higginsport Christian Church. Survived by daughter Lois (Greg) Sandker; granddaughters Deanna (Jay) Eppert, Stephanie (Tim) Smith, Tina Sandker-Chapman; great-

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Edgar Hager, 84, Bethel, died Aug. 1. Survived by children Gayle Allen, Larry (Janet), Allen, Ken (Karen)


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Could your dog be the 2012 Clermont Poster Pooch? BATAVIA – As 10-year-old Bailey Miles scoops up a Frisbee thrown to him in the driveway of his Miami Township home, his owner describes the unique bond she has with the mixed breed, who is the 2011 Clermont County Humane Society Poster Pooch. “Bailey is my soul mate. He is part of me. I cherish him,” said Sue Radabaugh, who adds she remembers the day she rescued Bailey from an animal shelter like it was yesterday. “He was only 6 to 8 weeks

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there is something special about this one. “He senses things and is very kind,” she said. “When I was working at Stepping Stones, Bailey came with me and became great friends with a number of people with disabilities. There was one little boy there who rarely spoke. “One day Bailey walked over to him and put his paws gently on the knees of the boy who was confined to a wheelchair. The boy said ‘Dog.’ It was one of the few

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

St. Mary

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 with all the fixins. Dinner includes pulled pork or chicken, side dishes, dessert and drink. Cost is $8



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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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)

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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

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

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am Worship Services

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

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


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

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;

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

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

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

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

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

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


UNITED METHODIST 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

Saltair Church of Christ

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 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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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

9:30am 10:30am



7:00pm 7:00pm

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 •

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

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

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

Nursery care provided

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

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


“Encircling People with God’s Love”


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.


Trinity United Methodist

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am CE-1001604952-01

Bethel Baptist Church

Kids in grades kindergarten to five are invited to join Bethel Kids every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the church for a Bible lesson, songs, games and a snack. Transportation is available. The church is at 211 E. Plane St.; 734-4271; email

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


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

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

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


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