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Third-graders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School played soccer Sept. 16.

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Candidates discuss fiscal officer’s job

Each year, as election season gets under way, The Bethel Journal sends questionnaires to the candidates in each contested election. Read the answers from candidates for Bethel mayor. FULL STORY, A2

County wants better CECOS plan

Clermont County officials have spent more than $10 million trying to get changes in the post-closure plan for the CECOS hazardous waste facility. The facility on Aber Road closed in 1997, but the fight over how to deal with the toxic mix of waste left at CECOS has continued. FULL STORY, A5

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Save the play

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Chris Taylor of Bethel tries to save a ball before it goes out of bounds. Felicity-Franklin and Bethel-Tate met up in the rain to settle an old county rivalry on the soccer field. For more from the game, see Sports, A7.

Electric savings banked

Former council member wants rates lowered instead

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Sports Gallery opens at Grant

The Culinary Careers Program at Grant Career Center has opened the Sports Gallery Restaurant. The Sports Gallery will be open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FULL STORY, A6

Green ‘maters’ are good

“The zucchini plants are starting to produce. The first ones we planted the deer ate. Last week for the noon meal Ruth Ann fixed fried green ‘maters’ and zucchini rounds. Boy, what a meal. When a person can eat garden items, this is special and so healthy. We don’t use any spray on our garden.” FULL STORY, B5

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BETHEL - A former village council member said the savings from switching the electric service supplier is not being passed on to customers. In March 2010, village council approved switching the supplier for the village’s electric utility from Duke to American Electric Power. Under the new contract, which went into effect in January, AEP is charging the village $$45.60 per megawatt hour. The Duke contract was for $64.90 per megawatt hour. The AEP contract was for four years. Gary Hutchinson, a former village council member, said the village is saving between $60,000 and $70,000 each month from the new contract. Bill Gilpin, village fiscal officer, said the average amount paid to Duke in 2010 was $178,865. The average invoice paid to AEP so far this year has been $126,930, for an average monthly difference of $51,935. “Some of the savings is being

put into a separate fund restricted for long-term maintenance and improvements of the electric system infrastructure,” Gilpin said. “The Hutchinson remainder of the savings is currently being used to improve the electric fund balance. The fund balance at the end of 2008 was nearly exhausted. The electric fund balance currently is approximately where it stood at the end of 2005.” The village has a consultant working on the long-term impact of the rate structure, Gilpin said. “The village also has information that indicates electric transmission costs will increase dramatically in 2015,” he said. “The village will use the information received from the consultant to determine if and when electric rates may be lowered.” Hutchinson said the money being put into the funds should be returned to the customers. “It’s taxation without represen-

tation,” he said. Hutchinson was a member of council when the contract with AEP was approved. “We all thought that as soon as it went into effect, the rates would be lowered,” he said. He said no official motion was passed about lowering the rates, but “we all talked about it in council. It was assumed it would happen.” “When the charges go up, you expect an increase in rates; when the charges go down, you expect a decrease,” he said. Council member Janice Ireton said it was her understanding when the contract was approved that any rate reductions would be phased in. “At this time, without all the facts in front of us, it would be irresponsible to decrease rates and then later shock residents with higher rates,” she said. She said village officials need to look at long-term energy costs before making any decision on rate cuts. “We have to do what is going to be the best thing for the village,” she said.

BETHEL - Members of the Bethel-Tate school community should plan to be at the homecoming game a little early this year if they want to catch the homecoming court. The crowning of the 2011 homecoming king and queen will be before the Sept. 30 football game during pre-game at 7:15 p.m. (see court below). “In the past, we’ve done the crowning during half-time, but we’re changing that because the Ohio Athletic Association doesn’t permit us to extend half-time. The teams can be penalized if we go over the time limit, so we’re being careful,” said Principal Susen Arn. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the homecoming parade line-up at Bethel-Tate Middle School, said homecoming organizer Cindy Shepherd. The parade will start at 6 p.m. and will end at Bethel-Tate High School. Following the parade, at 7:15, the homecoming court will be presented on the field and the king and queen will be crowned. The rest of the pre-game show will follow and the game is scheduled to start at 7:45. The Tigers will be playing East Clinton High School. The Bethel-Tate High School marching band will take the field during half-time, Arn said. The homecoming dance will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the high school, 3420 Ohio 125. Shepherd said this year’s dance will have a Renaissance theme with red and purple decorations. For more information, visit www.betheltate.org or call the school at 734-2271, option 1. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/bethel

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FRANKLIN TWP. – Slide repair of Ohio 133, north of Felicity-Cedron Road in Franklin Township, began Monday, Sept. 26. Ohio 133 is closed between Ohio 222 and U.S. 52 and will remain closed until the slide has been repaired. The posted detour for southbound traffic is Ohio 222 to U.S. 52. Northbound traffic should take U.S. 52 to Chilo,

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Bethel mayor candidates discuss reasons for seeking the office BETHEL - The Bethel Journal asked the candidates running for Bethel mayor Nov. 8 to answer a few questions so voters could get to know them a little better.

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Q: Describe your back ground and accomplish ments. A: I was born and raised in Tate Township and attended Williamsburg Local School District and graduated in 1983. I was inducted into the National Honor Society, served as senior class officer, attended Berea College and UC Clermont. I have worked as a professional window cleaner for 27 years. My wife and I have been married for 23 years and have three children and one grandchild. I have many hobbies including cycling, kayaking, tennis and singing. I have been a Sunday school teacher, a youth leader and currently am a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church where I serve on youth council. I have been serving on village council for almost four years now where I am chairman of the personnel committee and also serve on the public works committee. Q: Why do you want to be mayor of Bethel? A: I love this communi-

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Q: What should Bethel do to stay on the track to finan cial recovery? A: We as a group of elected officials must stay fiscally conservative. Back in 2007 and 2008 when financial troubles hit, we, as a group, did a financial restructure that cut the village of Bethel’s spending drastically. Since that time, we have set our spending at 85 percent of our appropriations and that has helped to hasten our fiscal recovery. We must stick to that plan. As we move toward getting out of fiscal emergency, we must stay ever mindful of being good stewards of the public funds we are entrusted with. Q: What do you feel is the major issue facing Bethel’s next mayor? A: While I feel like there are many issues facing the village, the one overriding concern that I have heard, while getting my petition signed, is the appearance of the village. And not just the appearance, but the state of our infrastructures. While we are a wonderful community, we are certainly a community that is showing its age when it comes to our

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Ausman Whitley ty! I have been part of Bethel my entire life. My roots run deep here. As a child growing up in Bethel, I have very fond memories of the village of Bethel, shopping at Frames Department Store, Lori’s Supermarket, Ben Franklin at Christmas time, and seeing movies at Midway Theater, growing up in the Bethel Baptist Church, eating at Blue Haven, and Friday night softball at the park, and many more memories. As I grew older, I spent a lot of time at the tennis courts and enjoyed hearing the chimes at the Methodist church. It was there at the same tennis courts where I met my wife, and once we were married there was never really any question where we would live and raise our family. It was a great place to grow up as a child and to raise a family. I feel Bethel is a unique community, one that is grounded in Christian beliefs. I want to be Mayor so I can give back to the community that has given so much to me.

streets, bridges, sidewalks and curbs. We have streets that need to be paved, bridges that need replaced, as well as a business district that needs a good facelift so to speak. We have seen a start with the new lights that are going up in the intersections that we all hope will alleviate traffic problems. Along with that, the new corners look very nice, and it would be nice to see new curbs all through town. Some of these things are already in the pipeline or are being looked into. I would also like to see some of the abandoned and unsightly properties in the village cleaned up. Many people in the village do a very good job of maintaining their properties but there are a few who neglect and detract from the beauty of the village. I would love to see united effort in the cleanup, maintenance and the restoring of pride in our village. Q: What message do you have for the voters before they go to the polls? A. If you elect me to be your next mayor of Bethel, I will be a good steward of your trust. I will always be open and honest. I will always put the interest of this village and its residents a priority. I will always be willing to listen to your concerns and be willing to serve the village and its residents. I care deeply about this village and its well being. It is the place where we have raised our family and my desire is to see it prosper and grow. Our home is in this village. I have no weekend home. There will be no doubt where your mayor lives if you elect me to be your next mayor of Bethel.

Rus Whitley

Q: Describe your back ground and accomplish ments. A: 1. Raised by grandparents and parents on a farm in Ohio. 2. Cub Scout and Boy Scout. 3. Two years in electrical engineering school. 4. Marine Corps for nine years including two tours in Vietnam. 5. Served on HMX-1 presidential helicopter squadron for JFK. 6. Retired from Armco Steel after 31 years. 7. General contractor. 8. Licensed plumber. 9. Licensed electrician. 10. Licensed real estate agent. 11. Member of Masons,



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Shriners, Scottish Rite and York Rite. 12. Am currently attending Boone County’s Citizens Sheriff Academy (by invitation only) 10-week course on the structure and operation of a police department. 13. Served 1.5 years on Bethel’s council. 14. Active in mayor’s court (gaining experience to better fight the drug problem in our community). 15. Accepted the Lord as my savior. Q: Why do you want to be mayor of Bethel? A: I love living and working in Bethel. I want to be a part of ensuring Bethel is an exception to the ever growing list of villages in or near bankruptcy. As a resident and business owner for the past nine years, I have attended nearly all council and related meetings and it has been my pleasure to serve on council for the past 1.5 years. Over the years, I have witnessed what appeared to me to be nearly uncontrolled spending. With council’s commitment, accountability for spending can be implemented. As mayor, working closely with the new (two seats will be newly elected) council, we can unite and put measures into place which strengthen and benefit our village and its citizens. Over the past few months, many of you have expressed your village-related concerns to me. I’ve been blessed with a long life, and hopefully, over the years have gained wisdom which will be helpful in solving problems and providing direction. Since I am retired, I have the time to dedicate to our village’s day-to-day operation. I will be available to you. Q: What should Bethel do to stay on the track to finan cial recovery? A: 1. Control spending as our current mayor has initiated. 2. Spend less than 85 percent of income revenues. 3. Apply “save for a rainy day” theory. 4. Spend/save village’s money as if it were my own. 5. Require accountability for expenditures. Q: What do you feel is the major issue facing Bethel’s next mayor? A: Financial cuts due to the failing economy at all levels of government. Mandatory creative solutions for increasing village revenues and service stability. Q: What message do you have for the voters before they go to the polls? A: I want your vote. Please do whatever you can to help me win this election. I will uphold the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution and bylaws of the state of Ohio, and the bylaws and regulations of the village of Bethel. If elected, I promise to be the best mayor I can be. Realizing I am human; I may make mistakes, but I will be accountable for my actions and my behavior. I will be accessible to you and will need your input. It’s our village and working together, along with the new council, we can make a difference. Please vote for Rus Whitley for mayor.


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Cowans’ death assures family he will not kill again By Theresa L. Herron therron@communitypress.com CLERMONT COUNTY – Jesse James Cowans died of what appears to be natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 6, while on death row for the 1996 murder of Clara Swart in Monroe Township. Cowans was incarcerated at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown. He had lost what was believed to be his final appeal in April, but no execution date had been set, said Daniel Breyer, Clermont County assistant prosecutor who handled the trial in 1997. JoEllen Smith, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, could not confirm the cause of death. David Swart, one of Clara’s sons, said today, Sept. 7, “justice is served. It was just served in a different manner.” “(Cowans) exhausted every

appeal,” David said. “One way or the other, he was going to die. My family will not have to worry anymore that he would get parole again. We (didn’t want what happened to us) happen to another person at his hands.” This is one of the most tragic things that can happen to a family in life, David said. “It’s bad enough to have a loved one die, but at the hands of another person, it’s horrific.” In the 14 years since Cowans was convicted of Clara’s murder, David said the family leaned on each other and good friends to get through the tragedy. Clermont County Prosecutor Donald White said Cowans was one of three people on death row from Clermont County. “All three deserve to be there.” White said the other two people on death row from Clermont County are Michael Webb, who

was convicted of killing his son. His execution is set for Feb. 22. The other is Gary Lawson, who in 1987 killed a witness to a burglary/robbery. Either he or Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Breyer were going to attend all three executions, White said. “Now, there is one we will not have to attend. He was a brutal murderer. He had killed before. When he killed Mrs. Swart, she was a loving mother, grandmother, a really good person who certainly didn’t deserve to die much less at the hands of this guy. She was a sweet lady that everyone in the neighborhood had respect for.” “This gives closure earlier than expected for the Swart family and that is good,” White said. “No one wants to sit through an execution, but it does give closure.” Breyer called Cowans “a bad guy. They talk about execution as a deterrent. If Cowans had gotten

the death penalty on the first murder, the Swart family would not have gone through what they went through. He should not have gotten parole to begin with.” There is no doubt in Breyer’s mind Cowans killed Swart, even though Cowans continuously said he was innocent. “The woman was murdered for trinkets,” Breyer said. Those trinkets were found in a pillowcase in the field behind Cowans’ home and inside his home. His palm print was found in Clara Swart’s kitchen. Swart was found strangled the morning of Aug. 29, 1996, in her Lindale-Mt. Holly home two months after Cowans was paroled from prison. He had been jailed for the 1978 murder of an elderly Over-theRhine man. Tim Swart found his mother on the floor of her kitchen strangled

and bound to the refrigerator door. Prosecutors said Cowans tied Swart’s hands with Cowans a telephone cord, strangled her with a broken purse strap and tied the strap to the refrigerator. In closing statements March 31, 1997, Breyer told jurors that evidence proves Cowans was the murderer “beyond a doubt.” He said the foundation of the state’s case included two key pieces of evidence. The first was Cowans’ palm print found on the plastic cover to a blender in Swart’s kitchen. Breyer speculated that Cowans tried to yank the cord from the blender to use against Swart. Breyer also said stolen items from Swart’s home were found in the woods near Cowan’s property and in his home.

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CLERMONT COUNTY – Safe Communities is sponsoring a Teen Driving Summit Wednesday, Oct. 5 at UC Clermont. Student teams from each high school in Clermont County are encouraged to attend and learn of the many resources available to help teens drive safely. Home-schooled student drivers also are invited and must register ahead of time. Speakers are scheduled from MADD, Children’s Hospital, TriHealth, SADD and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The keynote speaker is Skip Phelps, father of crash victim Miranda Phelps. Space may be available for interested community representatives, but you must register. Call 735-8409 for more information or to register.

50th birthday party

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Forest-Aires are inviting the community to their 50th birthday party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Anderson Towne Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. The Forest-Aires have had a lot of fun singing over five decades. The party includes refreshments, music, exhibit of Forest-Aires photos, costumes, props over the years. This also will be a reunion of Forest-Aires singers and scholarship winners. The event is free.

Wellness walk

UNION TWP. – NAMI Clermont County Wellness Walk 2011 is 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Union

Township Veterans Memorial Park on Clough Pike. Registration is 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The walk starts at 9:30 a.m. To register, visit https:// events.r20.constantcontact. com. All team members can register themselves and NAMI volunteers will track the teams the day of the walk. If you can’t make the walk, consider making a donation. Your support will allow NAMI to continue offering our free classes in Clermont County. Email Amy Foley at afoley@nami-cc.org or call the office at 513-528-5500.

Card party

MONROE TWP. – The Monroe Grange Card Party will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Grange Hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The main game is Euchre, but other table games are available to play. The charge is $1.50. There are four games played, then a break for refreshments, then back for the final four games. Token prizes are given according to the scores. Enjoy a good evening of fellowship and fun.

Trash Bash

BATAVIA TWP. – Plan a visit to William H. Harsha Lake Saturday, Oct. 1, to help clean up around the lake. Starting at 9:30 a.m., staff and volunteers will be throwing the Trash Bash of the season. Volunteers can help by picking up trash and making the area greener by planting wildflower seeds. Meet at the Visitor Center, 2185 Slade Road. Park per-

sonnel will provide the bags, gloves, seeds and fun. The only thing volunteers will need is a pair of walking shoes. All super “litter getters” and “habitat helpers” will be rewarded with a tasty treat following the trash pick-up. To register, call 513-797-6081.

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Steamboat bicentennial

MOSCOW – The Western Rivers Steamboat Bicentennial will be celebrated in Moscow with a presentation about steamboats and steamboating. Music by Stephen Foster will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, followed by the program at 11 a.m. at the Rivervalley Community Center, 30 Wells St. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call Susan Jones at 553-4200. For more information, call Susan Jones at 553-4200.

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Most Clermont Co. bus fares going up 75 cents By John Seney

after objections were raised to the increase at several public hearings. Options of 50 cents and 75 cents were considered. Administrator David Spinney recommended the 75-cent increase because it would generate enough funds to keep the bus system in the black. He said CTC operated at a deficit the past two years and had to borrow money from the county’s general funds. The extra revenue from the fare increase will be

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BATAVIA - County commissioners Sept. 21 voted to increase most bus fares by 75 cents. The fare increase affects riders of the Clermont Transportation Connection buses and buses to downtown Cincinnati contracted through Metro. The CTC originally recommended a $1.25 fare increase, but commissioners asked for more options

Rider reaction, A5 used to pay back the general fund. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he favored a 50-cent increase because he feared the higher rate would force people to use other forms of transportation. However, he voted with Commissioners Bob Proud and Archie Wilson, who said they favored the 75-cent increase. “We need to increase fares and

operate in the black,” Humphrey said. The new rate system increases CTC adult door-to-door fares from $4 to $4.75; senior, child and disabled fares for the service from $2 to $2.35; and student door-todoor fares from $3 to $3.75. The CTC express route adult fares increase from $3 to $3.75; from $1.50 to $1.85 for seniors, children and disabled; and from $2 to $2.75 for students. The Metro express route fares,

charged by Clermont County, increase from $3 to $3.75 for adults and from $1.50 to $2.35 for seniors and disabled. CTC adult ride cards, which are good for 10 fares and do not expire, go from $25 to $33. The ride cards for seniors and disabled go from $13 to $16.50 and the student ride cards go from $18 to $25. A monthly pass for Metro service increases from $120 to $150. The new rates go into effect Nov. 1.

Rouster’s Apple House closes after 72 years By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

STONELICK TWP. Rouster’s Apple House, a popular stop for generations of people looking for fresh

apples and cider, has closed. The business’ U-pick blueberry and blackberry operations will continue during the summer, said owner Dan Rouster. But he will sell no more

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doing it any more.” Rouster said they plan for keep the 186-acre property that includes the apple orchard and blueberry and blackberry fields. “We don’t have to sell,” he said. Rouster realizes a trip to the apple house has been a fall tradition for many families – a tradition that will be missing this year. “The customers I have talked to have been very understanding,” he said. “It wasn’t an easy decision.” The Rousters plan to spend their time doing things they haven’t had time for in the past. “Travel, restoring old cars, community service,” he said. He said he has never been away in the fall, the busy season, except when he was in the Army. “We want to thank all the customers that supported us over the years,” Rouster said. “We hope to see them from time to time.” The blueberry and blackberry picking season lasts about seven weeks during the summer. Rouster hopes to see a lot of old customers back for that in 2012.

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Dan Rouster stands outside of his apple house in Stonelick Township. He and his wife Donna have decided to close the apple business. They will still be open for U-pick blueberries and blackberries in the summer. Heather Utter, organization director for the Ohio Farm Bureau in Clermont, Brown, Adams and Highland counties, said “we never want to see an agricultural business go out of business. It’s sad when you see it. It’s a loss to the community.” She said she was glad to hear Rouster’s was continuing to operate its U-pick blueberry and blackberry operations. Rouster’s apple house will open for a limited number of days this fall. It will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, with 5 percent to 30 percent reductions in price on items in the

store, such as jams and jellies. Frozen cider, frozen cherries and frozen blueberries also will be available, but no apples. The store may be open for several weekends after that. “We will keep it open until we run out of product,” he said. He said customers should call 625-5504 for dates the store is open. For information about blueberry and blackberry picking next summer, customers can visit the website at http://sites.google.com/ site/roustersapplehouse/. The apple house is at 1986 Ohio 131.

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UNION TWP. – Bus riders who waited at a park and ride lot in Union TownBus ship Sept. 15 fares were not happy with a hiked, proposed A4 increase in bus fares. “It’s too much of an increase,” said Ralph Beach of Union Township. He said he would consider catching a bus in Anderson Township to go downtown if Clermont County raises fares. Deb Sims of Union Township also said she may be forced to drive to Anderson Township to catch the bus. “I’m disappointed,” she said of the Clermont County commissioners’ decision to consider raising fares. The present Clermont Transportation Connection base fare is $3 for express service and $4 for dial-aride. The commissioners are now considering three possible options for a fare increase: 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.25. Clermont Transportation Connection Director Ben Capelle came back with the three options after objections to a $1.25 fare increase were raised at several public hearings. Commissioner are expected to vote on a fare increase at the Sept. 28 meeting. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he favors a 50-cent increase, while Commissioners Bob Proud and Archie Wilson said they favor raising the fares by 75 cents. “I think we pay enough,” said Dwayne Cole of Union Township while waiting for the downtown Cincinnati express. “There’s no public transportation in the county,” Cole said. “How do they expect us to get around.” “It’s way too much,” said Mary Lewis of Union Township of the proposed fare increases. “It would be better if they came on time.” “It’s a pretty big increase,” said Lloyd Lopez of Batavia. “But if they got to raise it, they got to raise it.” Cyd Craddock of Batavia said a smaller fare increase would help. “But they’re going to get the fares up eventually,” she said.

JACKSON TWP. - Clermont County officials have spent more than $10 million trying to get changes in the post-closure plan for the CECOS hazardous waste facility. The facility on Aber Road closed in 1997, but the fight over how to deal with the toxic mix of waste left at CECOS has continued. Clermont County Administrator David Spinney said there is evidence small amounts of toxic chemicals are leaking into the ground water at the site. CECOS is upstream from Harsha Lake, a major source of drinking water for county residents, he said. There is no evidence chemicals from CECOS have spread from the site or to Harsha Lake, but he said that was a possibility if the leakage is not controlled and properly monitored, Spinney said. Peg Malloy, manager of media relations with Republic Services, Inc. in Phoenix, said she couldn’t comment on the status of CECOS. “We are working with the EPA on a post-closure plan. There are existing plans in place to protect the environment,” she said. “I really can’t comment because we’re still in discussions.” The county raised issues with the post-closure plan for CECOS soon after it was approved in 1994 by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. “The county has felt for years that the post-closure plan was inadequate,” Spinney said. In 2007, the county reached a settlement with the OEPA and CECOS that called for CECOS officials to

prepare an amended postclosure plan. “What CECOS filed (in response to the settlement) was totally inadequate,” Spinney said. As a result, the county submitted a 90-page petition to OEPA in December 2010 for modification of the post-closure plan originally approved in 1994. The OEPA has yet to act upon the county’s petition. Complicating negotiations over the petition, Spinney said, is the fact that the county’s primary contact with OEPA, Harold O’Connell of the Southwest Ohio District Office, died in August. Other OEPA officials have since become involved in the negotiations, but no final decisions have been made. State Sen. Tom Niehaus said he has been involved in some of the recent discussions about CECOS. “This is just a continuation of what I have been working on for the past 10 years,” he said. Resolution of the matter has been hindered by a number of factors, Niehaus said, including new officials at OEPA and changes of ownership for CECOS. He said he will continue to work at the state level, but had no prediction when OEPA will make a decision. “It’s extremely important we do everything possible to protect the water supply of Clermont County,” Niehaus said. Meanwhile, the county continues to spend money. Since 1988, the Clermont County has spent about $3 million on attorney fees and about $7 million on testing by geologists and other consultants. The county is carrying out the fight because the

amount and variety of hazardous materials stored at the site. The chemicals identified as being dumped at CECOS include PCBs, asbestos, pesticides, benzene and dioxin. “You name it, it’s there,” Spinney said. CECOS started out as a sanitary landfill in the early 1970s, under the name Clermont Environmental Reclamation. It was later renamed CECOS. In 1976, the state approved the disposal of industrial waste at the site. Over the years, more and more hazardous materials were approved for acceptance at the site. CECOS has changed ownership over the years. Browning Ferris Industries bought it in 1983 and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. bought it in 1999. In 2008, Allied merged with Republic Services, Inc., the present owner. Spinney said the waste at CECOS is stored in metal drums and other containers buried in large lined pits called cells. “All the cells are supposed to be sealed. They’re not supposed to leak,” Spinney said. However, evidence gathered by the county suggests the waste is leaking. CECOS officials assumed in the post-closure plan the liners would last forever, Spinney said. “That’s not acceptable,” he said. “Scientific studies show the liners will leak. It’s just a matter of when.” According to the executive summary of the county’s petition, the wastes at CECOS “are not contained in any meaningful sense.” “The drums and other containers quickly deteriorate, the liners fail, precipi-

tation and other sources of water in the cells comes into contact with and becomes contaminated by the waste inside the cells, and the resulting leachate eventually escapes through the liners into the ground water, and then into the surface water,” the executive summary said. “The evidence that has accumulated since the facility was closed in 1997 indicates that this process is, alarmingly, well under way.” The CECOS post-closure plan does not adequately monitor the presence of escaping hazardous materials, Spinney said. “We need to have an early warning system,” he said. “We feel there needs to be a relocation of monitoring wells to deal with ground water flow to capture any leakage.” Another issue the county has with CECOS is retention of records. “I believe the county has by far the most comprehensive records on what’s happening at the site,” he said. Many of the records of both the OEPA and CECOS have been lost or disposed of, Spinney said. “Key records are not being maintained,” he said. Finally, the plan needs to deal with perpetual care of the site, Spinney said. The post-closure plan was approved in 1994 for 30 years. “We’re more than half way through that,” Spinney said. The OEPA has the authority to extend the time period, but hasn’t, he said. “After 30 years, they can walk away,” Spinney said. “There’s a billion pounds of hazardous waste there. Things will leak. We have to monitor it.”

Niehaus said he did not think the OEPA would allow CECOS Uecker officials to walk away. “I think from the beginning it was clear to me the OEPA felt it was necessary to Spinney monitor it as long as possible,” he said. State Rep. Joe Uecker also has b e e n involved in Niehaus meetings with the Ohio EPA. “We have not finalized the permanent closure plan or after-closure plan,” he said. “We’re still working on it.” Uecker said a decision was “coming down to the wire.” “It’s clear CECOS is trying to wait it out and hoping everyone forgets,” he said. “We can’t allow that to happen.” Uecker said he would look into the possibility of legislation to deal with CECOS. “Since the state created it, the state should take responsibility for it,” he said. Peg Malloy, manager of media relations with Republic Services, Inc. in Phoenix, said she couldn’t comment on the status of CECOS. “We are working with the EPA on a post-closure plan. There are existing plans in place to protect the environment,” she said. “I really can’t comment because we’re still in discussions.”

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Grant Career Center cosmetology salon opens

Twelve Cosmetology II students from Grant Career Center, supervised by Sue Goodman, senior instructor, opened their salon for business Sept. 13. Current salon hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The salon offers a wide variety of services, including haircuts, color, perms, waxes, facials and manicures. Conditioning treatments, highlights, lowlights, shampoos and sets also are available. Clients are charged a minimal cost, ranging from $1 for a shampoo, $2 for a haircut, $16 for a perm, or up to $30 for a color service. The school is located west of

Bethel on Ohio 125 with the salon entrance in the front of the building. For an appointment, clients should call 734-6222. The salon provides students with exposure to clients and with practical experience to help them pass their state boards and prepare for the work world. Cosmetology senior Andrea Philpott said, “I really enjoy working with clients and preparing for the state board examination. Every day I have the opportunity to practice my skills and build my clientele. I want to attend makeup school and become a personal stylist after graduation and this is a great way to get the experience I

need to be successful.” Senior cosmetology students worked in the salon during their junior year and enter their senior year experienced and confident. Senior Sarah Moore enjoys working in the salon creating new looks for the clients. “I like interacting with clients and making them happy. I really enjoy practicing my skills and making clients look and feel their very best.” Many clients have been visiting the Grant Career Center salon for years. Goodman and the cosmetology students are eager to see former clients and welcome new ones. They invite the public to stop in and find a new look.

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Grant Career Center cosmetology seniors Andrea Philpott and Sarah Moore team up opening day to provide beauty services for a client.

Teen summit to focus on safe driving By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

BATAVIA - High school students from across Clermont County have been invited to a teen driving summit to encourage safe driving. The summit, sponsored by Clermont County Safe Communities, originally was scheduled for last winter, but was canceled because of the weather. The summit will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at UC Clermont College. Martha Enriquez, coordinator of the Clermont County Safe Communities Coalition, said the summit was intended to provide safe driving tips for teams of high school students. The team members would then bring the information back to their schools and set up activities to educate their fellow classmates about the dangers of distracted driving and

speeding. “We’re hoping to get teams and teachers from every school,” Enriquez said. The keynote speaker is Skip Phelps, father of car crash victim Miranda Phelps. Other scheduled speakers are from MADD, Children’s Hospital, TriHealth, SADD and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. TriHealth’s presentation will focus the injuries that can result from crashes, said Stephanie Lambers, with the Think First Injury Prevention Program at TriHealth. “Young people don’t understand their vulnerability to injury,” she said. Home-schooled student drivers are invited to attend the summit, but must register ahead of time. For information and to register, call Enriquez at 735-8409. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ clermontcounty.

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Culinary Careers students Larry Reffit, Matt Crawford and Logan Mays practice food production on the sandwich line in preparation for the Sept. 20 opening of the Sports Gallery Restaurant at Grant Career Center.

Grant Career Center open Sports Gallery The Culinary Careers Program at Grant Career Center has opened the Sports Gallery Restaurant. The Sports Gallery will be open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students have been hard at work preparing the menu and practicing cooking skills that will result in delicious meals offered to the public. The menu includes homemade soups, a variety of luncheon salads and specialty sandwiches. The students also will offer daily specials as well as desserts. Food preparation is included in the Culinary Careers Program. This program trains students for careers in the hospitality industry including food service, banquets

and catering. Grant Career Center’s kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art cooking equipment and a lab that is designed for student rotation. Perfecting their skills in each area of restaurant operation, students will be able to secure employment as a chef’s helper, cook, pantry worker, sauté cook, server, broiler chef, food production manager or restaurant manager. The public is invited to stop in and to sample the selections they have to offer. Students are eager to try new skills and are waiting to serve clients. Instructors Ray and Gary Forsee invite community members to become a part of the educational process and have an enjoyable meal all at the same time.

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Felicity-Franklin FFA won third place in the Junior Fair Booth competition. The booth’s theme “FFA … One Step Closer to the American Dream” highlighted members’ accomplishments through photos and awards. From left are the eight FFA members who set up the booth: Hunter Barrons, Carley Snider, Sydney Snider, Heather Tatman, Dakota Wise, Serena Spaulding, Jodi Seale and Alexis Christensen.

Felicity-Franklin FFA earn awards at Clermont County Fair Felicity-Franklin FFA members earned 11 grand champion honors, four reserve champion honors and seven overall placements in the top five at the 2011 Clermont County Fair. Members who earned honors include: Chris Smith, Laura Freeman, Jodi Seale, Sydney Snider, Carley Snider, Alexis Faubion, Shayla Baker, Tyler Davis, Dusty Brandenburg, Dustin Sizemore and Alexis Christensen. Carley Snider, Sydney Snider and Dakota Wise were chosen as Junior Fair Royalty. Carley Snider won the Showmen of Showmen contest and the chapter earned third place in the Junior Fair Booth competition. Submitted by Alexis Christensen, Felicity-Franklin FFA reporter

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Felicity-Franklin FFA won third place in the Junior Fair Booth competition at the 2011 Clermont County Fair. The booth’s theme “FFA ... One Step Closer to the American Dream” highlighted members’ accomplishments through photos and awards. FFA members Hunter Barrons, Carley Snider, Sydney Snider, Heather Tatman, Dakota Wise, Serena Spaulding, Jodi Seale and Alexis Christensen set up the booth.

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Members of the Felicity-Franklin and Clermont Northeastern high school FFA chapters attended the FFA Chapter Officers Leadership Training Conference in Columbus Sept. 7. From left in front are: Emily Bowles, CNE vice president; Emily Ansteatt, CNE sentinel; Alexis Christiansen, Felicity reporter; Dakota Wise, Felicity student adviser; Tiffany Lawson, Felicity secretary; Rickelle Belt, Felicity treasurer. Back row: Cody Haddix, CNE president; Jacob Nause, CNE reporter; Sydney Snider, Felicity president; Carley Snider, Felicity vice president; and Serena Spaulding, Felicity sentinel.


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Western Brown quarterback Nick Woodyard ran for three touchdowns and passed for two to senior Zaine Clark as the Broncos beat Bethel-Tate 48-7 Sept. 23. The 0-5 Tigers are home with East Clinton Sept. 30.

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Baseball returning to Felicity-Franklin? By Scott Springer

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FELICITY - The Felicity-Franklin School District Board of Education recently put a survey out to gauge the interest in bringing baseball back to Felicity-Franklin High School. Thanks to positive response, the school board gave approval to moving on with the next step of fielding a team for 2012. School board president Dave Cornelison says 87 percent of those surveyed were in favor of going ahead and putting the Cardinals back on the diamond. “There’s a common misconception that baseball was cut; that’s not the case,” Cornelison said. “We didn’t cut baseball. The last two years we tried to put out a baseball team,

we could not field enough eligible players.” Felicity-Franklin principal Bob Walker confirmed that waning interest and eligibility halted the program. Cornelison feels that situation is remedied and credits the area youth and their parents for this latest push to dust off the helmets, bases and bats. “The knothole program in Felicity has grown by leaps and bounds,” Cornelison said. “It’s spurred a huge increase in interest in baseball. We felt like if it was time to re-introduce the school to baseball, this was the time to do it.” Because the sport wasn’t offered, Felicity-Franklin had sometimes lost students, according to Cornelison.

“We want to try and nip that in the bud also,” Cornelison said. “Every time we lose a student to another school, we have to figure out why and how to address that. We felt that with the response we got from the survey, we could go ahead with this.” Currently, equipment is being inventoried to see what’s usable. The Cardinals do have a field that will need a little grooming. Cornelison feels based on the response, the Cardinals can have a starting nine on the ball yard by spring. By law, the coaching position will have to be advertised as a supplemental vacancy. Full varsity play won’t realistically occur until 2013. According to Felicity-Franklin principal Walker, the school will

have to notify the Southern Buckeye Conference of their intentions. From there, they’ll be at the mercy of area schools in terms of getting on the schedule. Many schools schedule games one to two years in advance. “2012 could be a mixture of varsity and junior varsity games, with a full schedule the following season,” Walker said. Walker’s next order of business is to contact interested parents and families and to reiterate the commitment and support needed for a “Felicity-Franklin Opening Day” to take place. Ideally, conditioning would begin in January. For more sports coverage, visit cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps, facebook.com/presspreps or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Volleyball

• Bethel-Tate lost to Batavia 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 on Sept. 21. • Felicity-Franklin lost to Amelia in volleyball 25-19, 2624, 25-14.

Girls tennis

• Bethel defeated Goshen Sept. 20, 3-0. Third singles and second doubles were rained out.

Soccer

• Western Brown beat Felicity-Franklin 2-1 Sept. 19. Clayton Wehrum had the lone goal for the Cardinals. The Cardinals were defeated by New Richmond 7-1 Sept. 22. Jake Fry had the lone goal. • On Sept. 20, the FelicityFranklin girls lost to Western Brown 3-0. The Lady Cardinals tied New Richmond 1-1 Sept. 22. • Bethel-Tate’s boys beat Felicity-Franklin Sept. 20 in the cross county rivalry game, 5-0. • The Lady Tigers defeated Blanchester 4-2 Sept. 22.

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Jake Jones (L) of Felicity-Franklin challenges Alex King of Bethel-Tate for the ball Sept. 20 at Bethel-Tate. The Tigers recorded the 5-0 shutout sending the Cardinals home empty-handed.

This week’s MVPs

• Bethel-Tate’s boys soccer team for their shutout of Felicity-Franklin Sept. 21. • The parents of FelicityFranklin students who have persuaded the school board to reintroduce baseball as a sport for the Cardinals.

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Chris Taylor of Bethel-Tate takes a header in the Tigers game with FelicityFranklin Sept. 21. The Tigers notched the win and handed the Cardinals a shutout loss 5-0.

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Senior Devin Trammell settles the ball for Felicity-Franklin in the Sept. 20 game at Bethel-Tate. The Cardinals couldn’t find the net against the Tigers, falling short 5-0.

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Dylan Torok sends the ball for Bethel-Tate as Felicity-Franklin’s Jake Foster (18) pursues. Bethel-Tate blanked the Cardinals in the rain to settle an old county rivalry 5-0.

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Are you concerned about giving kids apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? “Just more Doctor Oz paranoia. Drink away, kids. If I’m wrong, it’ll save me the cost of a college education or two.” J.J. “Evidently, ‘an apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away.’ ‘The land of Doctor Oz’ show with consultants such as Dorothy, the Tinman and the Scarecrow has only attempted to hype the evils of apple juice as a means to increase TV ratings. Unless us Americans individually consume a 55-gallon drum of apple juice daily, I think we’ll all be fine as mentioned on The Today Show regarding the heated counterpoint. “What is most disturbing to me is the fact that the Chinese may watch the Dr. Oz show. As I understand, they provide this bankrupt nation of ours with 80 percent of our daily apple consumption. That’s a lot of juice surrounding this controversy. “Shame on you, Dr. Oz. In this land of your and ours, I think you owe the Chinese a bid apology since they own through debt, a big portion of this country. You should fire all your consultants, including the Scarecrow.” J.W. “To borrow from The Bard, this is ‘much ado about nothing.’ Even the originator of the rumor, Doctor Wizard of Oz, downplays the danger of arsenic in apple juice. “I liked the discussion between two lawyers being interviewed on Fox News by Megyn Kelly recently. One of them was drinking from a bottle of apple juice while making his comments and talking about the risk. “We need to be cautious about certain aspects of our behavior, including the risks associated with smoking, overeating, lack of exercise, etc. ... But apple juice doesn’t worry me.” Bill B. “Apple juice has about the same nutritional content as soft drinks, lots of sugar and not much else. Even with no harmful chemicals, it is a lousy thing to give to kids. “If you followed this up at the FDS website at www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm271595.h tp, you will find that this, like most other scares of this nature, is a tempest in a teapot. Oh my goodness, elephants are big and gray! Old news.” F.S.D.

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Next question Do you agree with the decision of state officials to move Ohio’s 2012 primary election from Super Tuesday in March, to May? Why or why not? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. “How many things are we supposed to be afraid of? That’s just ridiculous!” J.K. “What are you going to do, pull every apple juice product off the store shelves, vending machines, and households? There is no point to really be concerned over this issue mainly being overblown by the media, keeping in mind it is good to be alerted.” O.H.R. “I just heard the news tonight and they are saying maybe the tests done on arsenic levels in apple juice may have been done incorrectly. In either case I would not drink it until we know all the facts, especially when it comes to children.” Dave D. “We haven’t skipped a beat since Dr. Oz put his foot in his mouth. Whether it’s apple juice from a large bottle or the smaller cartons, our grandchildren enjoy their apple juice!” R.V. “Actually, I’m more concerned that they are drinking apple juice, period. We call it sugar water in our house. Best if the kids just drank good old H20.” L.A.D. “Absolutely not! Although I like knowing what is in our foods, however, if you looked deeper into the issue you find that the levels were fine. Of course that is assuming your child doesn’t drink apple juice like water. Everything in moderation.” K.L.S. “Of course I’m concerned. I was a child in the 80’s and remember having to begrudgingly give up Diet Coke! We all remember the dangers of Saccharin. And now, while maybe well intentioned, the Wizard of Oz tells me my 4-year-old can’t have apple juice. I may have to wait for the congressional hearing for real proof though. In the meantime, I’ll just serve organic apple juice, that way the arsenic is free from pesticides.” T.F.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support senior services levy

I am writing this letter of support for the Clermont County Senior Services levy. I have leveraged Clermont County Services both professionally and personally and can attest to their value to this community. As a geriatrician, I have assisted patients and their families who deal with devastating and chronic ailments such as dementia, depression, congestive heart failure, chronic pulmonary disease and pain syndromes. Providing a day program which can provide socialization for patients who commonly become isolated with these diagnoses is critical to prolonging function and quality of life. The Clermont County Welcome Center, one of the Clermont Senior Services programs, gives family members peace of mind and provides a needed break for caregivers. The Welcome Center customers obtain both physical and mental exercise in a professional and caring environment. The eligible senior also receives a well-rounded meal which allows them an additional advantage to maximize their quality of life each day they visit the center. I ask you each to consider lending your support for the levy. I will be providing my positive vote, not only as a professional who refers to the center, but as a

family member whose loved one needs this service. Dr. Sally Brooks Vice President, Medical Development Kindred Healthcare Milford

Levy will benefit seniors

Since my heart surgery in 2008, I have been dependent upon Clermont Senior Services’ transportation. Three times weekly I am provided a ride to my cardiac rehab sessions. This has been crucial because I have no vehicle for these appointments. And rehab is so important for improving my health. I have been so impressed with the sensitivity of the Clermont Seniors’ staff members. The drivers, especially, are so helpful to those passengers using wheelchairs or oxygen tanks. In some instances, they have even walked a client to their front door. What a compassionate group. This November, a renewal levy for Senior Services will be presented to voters. I understand that there would be no increase in our taxes. I encourage all voters to do their part to pass the levy. Hundreds of local senior citizens will benefit. Chris Burroughs Batavia

Senior levy much needed

I am pleased to make readers of The Bethel Journal aware of the

levy in support of Senior Services in the Clermont County area. The date of the election is Nov. 8. This is a much needed levy for those in need of services, such as Meals on Wheels, transportation for medical needs and programs that are received for seniors in the Clermont County area. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Clermont Senior Services at 724-1255 for needs. Ann Ferguson Milford

Vote for seniors

I am writing in regards to the senior services levy. The Welcome Center is where my mom, a Bethel resident, has been going since June 28, 2011. My family has seen great results in her wellbeing and quality of life. The staff is very friendly and professional. The Welcome Center gives me, my sister, brother, and sister-inlaw a much needed break from Mom’s 24-hour care. It also gives us peace of mind that Mom is in a facility that provides both mental and physical exercise. I live in Warren County, but I have been telling my friends and family who live in Clermont County, to please vote for this levy. I tell them how great the programs are and that we are blessed to be able to send Mom to the Welcome Center. Patricia Chandler Price Mason

Bethel electric rates should be lower The electric rates in Bethel, Ohio, have not been lowered as they should have been. A new contract was negotiated with American Electric Power (AEP) during 2010. Bethel council accepted the new contract thinking that these new lower rates would b passed on to our customers. Each customer of Bethel power should have seen a savings in their electric bill starting in January 2011. The savings in cost of power under the new contract is significant. The savings have varied from $60,000 to $70,000 each month. That savings has yet to be passed on to the customers using electric in and around the village of Bethel. The village administrator was asked by council to have a rate survey done for the purpose of lowering electric rates, but so far he had not been forthcoming. A majority of village officials have chosen to leave electric rates artificially high and in doing do, have in essence, levied a tax on every customer without their permission. So far, this “tax has

The savings have varied from $60,000 to $70,000 each month. That savings has yet to be passed on to the customers using electric in and around the village of Bethel. brought in more than $600,000 to the village treasury. Some officials now would like to spend that money on items and services for which the voters of Bethel have had no input. Should this be allowed to go on? I think not. The village accounts will be enriched by the end of the current contract with AEP by nearly $2.5 million. These overcharges should by right be returned. I urge the resident and customers using electric of the village of Bethel to voice your opinion and stop this diverting of your hard-earned money for purposes not know and better left to voter consent. Gary Hutchinson lives in Bethel.

Gary Hutchinson Community Journal guest columnist

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Electronic payments for benefits a must For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not just be the best way to receive federal benefit payments – it will be the only way. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013. Here is how the transition will work. • Anyone applying for Social

Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive their payments electronically, while those already receiving paper checks will need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. • Anyone already receiving their benefit payments electronically will continue to receive their payment as usual on their payment day. • People receiving benefits have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account (of their choice) or into a Direct Express Debit MasterCard account

(a treasury-recommended prepaid card option). Visit www. godirect.org to learn more about this option. • Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other nontax payments are included. For most people getting monthly benefits, this won’t really be a change. Already eight out of 10 beneficiaries receive payments electronically. Why the push for electronic payments instead of paper checks received in the mail? • It’s safer: No risk of checks

being lost or stolen. • It’s easy and reliable: No need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check. • It saves taxpayers money: No cost for postage and paper and printing. • It saves you money: No check-cashing fees or bank fees. • It’s good for the environment: It saves paper and eliminates transportation costs. If you still get your check in the mail, don’t wait for the new rule to go into effect to enjoy the benefits of electronic payments. Please visit www.godirect.org today and begin getting your

Social Security and SSI payments the safe, easy, inexpensive and green Sue Denny way – electroniCommunity cally. Press guest Sue Denny is the public affairs columnist specialist for the Social Security Administration in Cincinnati. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Securityrelated presentation for your group or organization? Contact her at susan.denny@ssa.gov.

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Sarah Erickson performs a self-choreographed jazz dance during “Talent Day” in her third-grade music class Sept. 16 at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School.

Cole Grisby plays a music-note game during third-grade music class Sept. 16.

Bethel-Tate thirdgraders enjoy music, gym

The third-graders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School played soccer outside during gym class Sept. 16. From left are: Jodee Fischer, Isabelle Elliott, Jameson Whitaker and Hannah Cooper.

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BETHEL - The thirdgraders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School enjoyed their music and gym classes Sept. 16. In music, they had “Talent Day” and then played a musical note game. In gym, they got to go outside and play soccer. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/STAFF

Kiana Dauwe, a third-grader at Hill Intermediate School, returns a soccer ball while playing goalie during gym class Sept. 16.

Jamie Raleigh, a third-grader at Hill Intermediate School, claps out musical notes during an educational game in music class Sept. 16.

Hill Intermediate School third-grader Mattie Bailey sings a Taylor Swift song during “Talent Day” in music class Sept. 16.

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In this music game at Hill Intermediate School, students have to clap out musical notes to move forward. A wrong note will put you in prison, but enough correct notes will free everyone else. During class Sept. 16, Emma Kirk, right, tries to clap her way to the end of the game to free her fellow third-graders.

Daniel Adams, left, and Noah Wells play soccer during gym class at Hill Intermediate Sept. 16.


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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

EDUCATION

Writing for the Love of It, 4-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Weekly through Nov. 3. For teen girls. $75. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Family friendly. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Combines body sculpting exercises with high-energy cardio. Ages 16 and up. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba Fitness with Sue. 3794900. Mount Carmel.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

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

MUSIC - BLUES

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

MUSIC - JAZZ

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

PETS

Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 8317297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 3 0

BUSINESS SEMINARS

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; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

DINING EVENTS

Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hamer Lodge No. 228 Sixth Masonic District, 270 E. Main St., Fish or pork tenderloin sandwich, fries, slaw, hot dogs for children, dessert and beverages. $5.50, $2.75 children. Presented by Order of the Eastern Star Owensville Chapter No. 370. 753-7209. Owensville.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Feminine Wisdom Retreat, 6-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Daily through Oct. 2. Journey of the chakra energy centers, learning how the chakra system can be a powerful and integrative tool for self-care. $300 single; $250 double occupancy. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

MUSEUMS

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; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The Roasters, 9:30 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

PROVIDED

The Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show will bring a variety of vintage cars to the Clermont County Fairgrounds, along with some live music, dance contests, adult and children’s games and more from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 30; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1 and 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday, Oct. 2. The event benefits Shriners Hospital. Cost is $5 spectators and $5 parking. Call 732-0522 or visit www.pumpkinrunnationals.com. Pictured is member Gary and Debbie Napier’s 1929 Ford.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Kids Night 15 & Under are free. Foot races on front stretch. Racers Feeding Families event: racers and race fans donate canned goods to help needy families and also receive chance to win race tickets, race wear, products and gift certificates. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg. Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show, 6:30 a.m.-midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Music by Cincy Rockers 7 p.m. Vintage cars 1970 or older. Benefits Shriners Hospital. Family friendly. $5 for spectators; $5 parking. Presented by Fastiques Rod and Custom. 732-0522; www.pumpkinrunnationals.com. Owensville.

FESTIVALS

SHOPPING

Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

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CIVIC

Latex Paint Collection, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Bring leftover latex paint that has not been frozen. Bring cans half-full or more. Paint collected will be taken to the Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash for use in their second use programs. Free. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, Frontier Scouts Weekend. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866937-8337; www.oldwestfestival.com. Williamsburg. Slime Time, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by Sept. 27. Slugs, snails, salamander, toad eggs and fungus are just a few of the slimy things that can be found in nature. Look at a few slimy critters, then make your own slime. $4 per family. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Sinatra Night, 5-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Special guest: Kalie Kaimann, teen singing sensation. Theme: Great American Songbook. Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Fall Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Shop Friday for bargains beginning at 25 cents or Saturday fill as many of provided paper bags for $5. $2. 232-4420. Anderson Township.

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Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Frontier Scouts Weekend. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Free parking. Rain or shine. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; www.oldwestfestival.com. Williamsburg.

HISTORIC SITES

Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m., Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St., Homestead site of Maj. Gen. William Lytle. Museum and dairy house built in 1800 and is oldest building in Clermont County. Appointments also available. Free. 724-7790; www.clermonthistoric.org. Williamsburg.

PETS

RECREATION

Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show, 8 a.m.midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, Music by Phil Dirt and the Dozers 7 p.m. $5 for spectators; $5 parking. 732-0522; www.pumpkinrunnationals.com. Owensville.

SHOPPING

Fall Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, $2. 232-4420. Anderson Township.

PETS

Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

RECREATION

Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show, 8 a.m.midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, $5 for spectators; $5 parking. 732-0522; www.pumpkinrunnationals.com. Owensville.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Granny’s Garden School Harvest Volunteering, 6-8 p.m., Granny’s Garden School Executive Office, 20 Miamiview Drive, Families from Loveland school district and members of community help harvest from the gardens. Email grannysgardenschool@fuse.net to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.org. Loveland. M O N D A Y, O C T . 3

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; www.fitnessforfunctioncincy.com. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

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

HEALTH / WELLNESS Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

NATURE

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 5

DINING EVENTS

WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe

Herpetology Programs, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Light refreshments served. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 8318039; www.milfordag.com. Miami Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922. Anderson Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; www.fitnessforfunctioncincy.com. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, Free. 248-2999. Milford. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 4

DRINK TASTINGS

PHOTO BY SANDY UNDERWOOD

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s newest production is “God of Carnage,” through Oct. 1 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. It is a comical tale of parents behaving badly. For tickets, visit www.cincyplay.com or call 513-421-3888. Pictured are Anthony Marble, Triney Sandoval , Susan Louise O’Connor, and Eva Kaminsky in the production.

Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Owen Roe Tasting featuring Meritt Olson, national sales director for Owen. $55. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; email Clay@20brix.com; www.20brix.com. Milford. EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

FARMERS MARKET

Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Love-

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The Broadway musical, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be at the Aronoff Center through Oct. 9. It features the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score. Tickets start at $27.50. Visit www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com or call 800-982-2787. Pictured are Dane Agostinis as Beast and Emily Behny as Belle.


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Soup plus bread equals a perfect rainy day meal It’s a soup and bread kind of day: drizzly rain, a bit chilly, and the sun hasn’t broken through the clouds at all. The recipes I’m sharing are perfect for autumn. I encourage you to try the bread. You won’t believe how easy it is, less than 5 minutes mixing up the dough, and by hand! Everyone will think it came from an artisan bakery. It’s the perfect accompaniment to my restaurantstyle black bean soup.

Rita’s black bean soup, like Panera’s

For Gerri. This is a good, basic black bean soup that is as close to Panera’s as I can get. But I’ll share yours, too, so don’t be shy about sending it in. Feel free to add more of any of the seasonings. 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 generous cup finely chopped celery 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 teaspoon cumin Pinch or 2 of thyme 2 cans, 15 oz approx. black beans, undrained 1 can vegetable or chicken broth, 14.5 oz size 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water Lemon juice to taste Cayenne pepper to taste Garnish: sour cream, cilantro

Film a pot with olive oil. A d d onion, garlic, celery, bell p e p p e r, cumin and Rita t h y m e . Heikenfeld Cook until Rita’s kitchen onions are soft but not brown. Add one can of beans and the can of broth. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, and cook about 10 minutes. Puree soup. I use a hand blender but you can use a potato masher – you’ll just get a chunkier soup. Add rest of beans and cornstarch mixture. Cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice to taste and cayenne if you like. Garnish as desired. Serves 6.

Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread

Variations of this recipe have been around a few years. It really is so easy, but I’ve given detailed instructions anyway since this is a very unorthodox way of baking bread. Don’t be put off, either, by my long explanation. The best pan for this is a heavy Dutch oven or stockpot, anywhere from 5-7 quart with a lid and it has to be oven safe to 450. I use my Le Creuset enameled cast iron pan.

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The best pan for this bread is a heavy Dutch oven or stockpot, anywhere from 5-7 quart with a lid and it has to be oven safe to 450. Check out the photo of this beautiful, crusty, better than bakery, bread. For more photos of the bread, from start to finish, check out my blog at Cincinnati.com 3 cups bread flour, plus bit more for dusting The original recipe says you can use either bread flour (it has more protein/gluten than all purpose so you get a more rustic texture) or all purpose. I’ve only made it with bread flour. 1 ⁄4 teaspoon instant yeast (Rapid rise) 11⁄2 teaspoons salt 11⁄2 cups + 1 tablespoon water Olive oil Flour or cornmeal for dusting (I used cornmeal) Whisk flour, yeast and salt together. Make a well in the center. Add water and stir with a spatula for about a minute, until blended. That’s all it takes, time wise. It will look wet and shaggy. Coat inside of a bowl with olive oil. Put dough in bowl

Annual fall camp out to be held at fairgrounds For the fourth year in a row, the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville will be the site of a fall camp out, using campsites throughout the grounds. All campsites are equipped with water and electric. Games for the kids are being planned as well as costume judging, hay rides, campfire storytelling and trick or treating. Campsites will be judged and prizes awarded for the scariest and the most seasonally decorated. One of the highlights of the weekend is the chili judging contest to be held Saturday afternoon. Last year, 14 pots of chili were submitted. Friday night, the Wonders of the World 4-H Club is planning a dance. Music by the Mike & Dan Trio is being planned for Saturday night. All of these events are sponsored by the Clermont County Agricultural Society as a way to reach out to the community. Any proceeds from the weekend will go

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Oct. 22, during the fall camp out. Saturday afternoon, there will be a quarter auction held in the 4-H Hall, and that evening, also in the 4-H Hall, a casino night. These events are open to the public and not restricted to the campers. In fact, the public is invited to attend. In 2010, Friends of the Fair raised enough money to build a brand new 4-H horse barn on the fairgrounds. Their current project is to build a bigger and better show ring for hogs, sheep, goats and cattle. The quarter auction and the casino night represent their fall fundraiser. In the spring, they also hold a banquet and silent auction. This year’s banquet is scheduled for May 5 in the multi-purpose building. Submitted by Jan Schoellman

and cover with wrap. Let rise 12-14 hours at room temperature, on counter if you want. It will double in size and still look real wet. Remove dough and fold over a couple of times. Lay it on the counter or whatever that has been dusted with

flour. Let rest 15 minutes. Shape into a ball – the ball will be somewhat flat. Coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) that has been dusted with cornmeal or flour. Place dough on towel and cover with another towel. Let rise 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Now preheat your oven to 450 and while it’s preheating put the pan in with the lid on. Some recipes say to put the pan in the oven for at least 30 minutes, but I find the 20 minutes it takes to preheat my oven is just fine. Carefully, with mitts, take the pan out of the oven and remove the lid, again with mitts. Turn the dough

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Engines Rev for the annual Pumpkin Run in Owensville The 36th annual Pumpkin Run will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. It is one of the largest car shows in southwest Ohio. “We expect over 3,000 1970-model or older cars and around 15,000 people to attend the event sponsored by the Fastiques Rod and Custom Car Club,” said Fastiques member Frank Witt. “What’s really great about the Pumpkin Run is that so much of the profit is given back to the community. Last year, our non-profit was able to give $50,000 to the Shriners’ Burns Center, along with supporting other charities.” Witt said people attend the event from all over the country; most drive their vintage cars here. “In addition to the amazing cars on display, we have all kinds of competitions, games and events for children and families, lots of food and live music,” he said. For more information about the annual Pumpkin Run, visit www.PumpkinRunNationals.com.


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Bethel Journal

September 29, 2011

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Green ‘maters,’ zucchini are good always enjoy this program. The men of the club make cakes and the folks of Bethel Woods judge them. The categories are: The prettiest, the funniest, most original and I tried but … There were quite a number of cakes. I would not have liked to have been a judge. The folks did a fine job. The meal was wonderful prepared by Kate’s Carryout. Everyone enjoyed the meal and ate lots of seconds. The dessert was good with folks taking some home to eat later. That is what it is all about. The Bethel Lions Club always enjoy doing this for the folks. The first pancake breakfast for the season will be Oct. 29. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord that all of us try to serve. 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.

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vote your party line. Honestly consider those in other parties. Absentee ballots are a great way for senior citizens to vote. Many elderly people no longer drive, so voting by mail may be their only option. There are no longer restrictions on who can do it, other than being a registered voter. It’s so simple and convenient that I do it myself. It’s especially convenient for a November election. If it’s cold, and raining or snowing Nov. 8, you will be glad you voted by mail. If you would like a form to request an absentee ballot, please call us at 7241255 and we will gladly mail it to you. We can also send a voter registration form if you need one. After you mail in your request, the ballot will be mailed to you by the Clermont County Board of Elections. Please call today. Time is running out. Linda Eppler is the director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.

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Be an informed voter this Nov. The signs of fall are here. Yard signs, that is. With an election just weeks away Nov. 8, large road signs and yard signs are everywhere. Political offices as well as state and local issues are up for election this year, including the senior services levy. I wonder if the high percentage of eligible voters that didn’t vote in the last two elections, regretted it later. I hope they did. There aren’t many good excuses for not voting. I hate to hear someone say his one vote doesn’t make a difference. The truth is every vote makes a difference. When we lived in Indiana, one local election was won by just two votes. If my husband and I had stayed home, it would have been a tie. My vote changed the election. OK, not my vote alone, but in conjunction with everyone else’s. The point is every vote was the deciding vote. In a non-presidential election year, only about 37 percent of voting age Americans actually vote. Polls show that senior citizens take more interest in

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Mrs. Simmons. While watching a program on television last week, the folks were playing music. One feller played the fiddle or violin. It made me remember my dad. Dad played the fiddle. I imagine when dad was young and living in Kentucky. Up one of the hollers in Russell Springs the entertainment was a dance. Dad tried to teach my brother and me to play the fiddle. But us boys didn’t have time for this. We needed to play as young folks do. Dad was a blacksmith and shod horses. I would be turning the handle of the blower and watching Dad make a horseshoe. He would turn around and say keep that blower going or the fire will go out. We are hoping to go fishing this afternoon after the nurse checks Ruth Ann’s leg where she had the surgery. It is about healed up, thank God. Monday evening the Bethel Lions Club entertained the folks at Bethel Woods with a meal. They

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rounds. Boy, what a meal. When a person can eat g a r d e n items, this is special and so healthy. George We don’t use Rooks any spray on Ole our garden. The bass Fisherman tournament held each Tuesday evening by Mr. Bagley, had the fish off. The winning weight for two days was over 14 pounds of bass. That was good. Sunday while reading the Enquirer, we saw a picture of a couple that had celebrated 60 years of marriage. I have known this feller for several years. He was very involved in the community projects, clerk of courts and other involvement’s. They live in Florida in the winter. We called and talked to them and congratulated them. It had been many years since these folks were married in the Bethel Methodist Church their names are Mr. and

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Howdy folks, This coming Friday will be the first day of fall. The time and year is sure getting by us, don’t you think? We got the grass mowed at the farm, (Ruth Ann’s cousins). It was about 18 acres. This will be the last mowing for the horse pasture. Probably one more time for the yards. We got word a friend of ours’ mother had passed away. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed not only by her family, but by the community. This lady was a homemaker and very involved in the church and community. The church folks will miss Betty A. Arnold. Last week, Ruth Ann and I did a job we have been putting off. We defrosted one of the freezers, this was the upright one. Now we have a couple more to do. The zucchini plants are starting to produce. The first ones we planted the deer ate. Last week for the noon meal Ruth Ann fixed fried green ‘maters’ and zucchini

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Bethel Journal

Community

September 29, 2011

RELIGION The Athenaeum Chorale will begin its 32nd season with Sunday Vespers at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The chorale is under the direction of Athenaeum Music Director Anthony DiCello. The Rev. Anthony Brausch, vice rector of Athenaeum, will preside. The vespers will be in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary. The chorale continues to inspire and delight listeners and worshippers in performances of great choral masterworks and sacred liturgical repertoire. The performance is free and open to the public. The Athenaeum is at 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington.

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Church members are offering afterschool homework help for students in grades kindergarten to six. Help is available one to two hours a week. Parents who are interested in getting help for their students should call the church at 734-4271 or email bethelbaptist@fuse.net. Ten spaces are available. This is a free service. The church is at 211 E. Plane St. in Bethel.

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

Nursery provided for all services

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

www.lindalebaptist.com

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org

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

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

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

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net

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

mtmoriahumc.org Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

www.cloughchurch.org

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road

732-1400

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

CE-1001652113-01

Something for children at each service

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

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

513-735-2555

www.kingswayfellowship.com

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith

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513-732-2211

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

513.753.6770

GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Trinity United Methodist

www.ameliaumc.org

Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org 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

EPISCOPAL

Ages 3 through 12

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

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

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

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

10:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

Classes for every age group

CHURCH OF GOD

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

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

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net

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

CE-1001604952-01

www.cloughpike.com

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Saint Mary Church,Bethel

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

Gaskins, Joe Johnson, Adam West, Renee Simms. Sept. 8 – Eric Martin, Eula Dawson, Betsy Foreman, Ruth Moss, Martha Bost. Sept. 9 – Margaret Gloechner, Carol Gullett, Joni Robinson. Sept. 10 – Ruth Rose, Ruth Fryman, Annette Harvey, Ray Motz Jr., Lisa Huedepohl, Nancy Wagner, Jennifer Redden, Mary Frost, Brendan Houser. Sept. 11 – Paul Parlier, Roger Hardin, John Wagner, Steve Dahlheimer. Sept. 12 – Nathan Jaskowiak, Mariam White, Preston Rice, Kipp Dincler, Bethany Adams, Audrey Wallace, Jessica Brooks. Sept. 13 – Shirley Weil, Theresa Willis, Minnie Haworth, Adrain Witschger, Tammy Rhodes, Brenda Wilkerson, Dorothy Jeffers, Bill Shreve, Thomas Howard, Sherri Mor-

UNITED METHODIST

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

The Williamsburg Community Prayer Meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Williamsburg United Methodist Church.Contact Pastor Rex Schrolucke at 724-3500.

Happy birthday to

LUTHERAN

Phone 734-4041

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

Williamsburg Community Prayer Meeting

Sept. 1 – Lucinda Peal, Sarah Coats, Melinda Haworth, Elynor Dusham, Bill Canter, Robert Blasing. Sept. 2 – Janelle Jasontek, Cammie Beyer, Bart Elkins, Mabel Steen, Scott Webster, Jason Shreve, Eric Ely. Sept. 3 – Matthew Hanke, Beth Figgins, Brad DeHart, Judy Williams, Kendall Hamilton, Elizabeth Brummagem, Kevin Conder, Matt Bailey, Alyssa Penny, Jordan Ely. Sept. 4 – Holly Harris, Mike Railey, Tracy Kullum, Eileen Smith, Tonya Robinson, Betty Blevins, Allen Burton, Lisa Becker, Sandi Weber. Sept. 5 – Cecil Love, Doug Sheilds, Tanya Farmer, Billy Bruner, Marjorie Rudd, Don Block. Sept. 6 – Anne Camery, Edna Bradshaw. Sept. 7 – Jenny Wilson, Stuart Jaskowiak, Megan Jaskowiak, Scott

ROMAN CATHOLIC 3398 Ohio SR 125

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E: admin@clconline.us

sale will take place Saturday. Dishes, linens, adult and children’s clothing, toys, books, knickknacks, tools, small appliances and much more will be available for bargain hunters. There also will be a large amount of furniture. Mount Moriah has developed a reputation for offering satisfied customers special rummage sales. The merchandise is clean and in good condition. There is always a large selection. The church is at 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Withamsville; 752-1333; www.mtmoriahumc.org.

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The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s

BETHEL OBSERVER

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

513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

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 www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

PRESBYTERIAN (USA)

www.williamsburgumc.com

LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

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

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

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

www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net

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

gan, Vera Davis. Sept. 14 – Timothy Hall, Lela McKinley, Gloria Hartmann, Justin Anderson, Marc Hafner, Duston Osborne. Sept. 15 – Stephanie Hill, Emily Behymer, Ed Hale, Rosalie Robinson, Judy Mullins, Harold Daugherty, Shawn Rutherford, Mike Parks, Michael Philhower. Sept. 16 – Andy Stober, Greg Lane, Krista Lung, Daisy Griffith, Chris Taylor, Zane Bunton, Krystal Jodrey, Tim Curtsinger, Jack Arwine. Sept. 17 – Kathy Rose, Agnes Swing, Deana Collins, Eulas Jones, Jeremy Menard. Sept. 18 – Cale Baudendistel, Casey Short, Nancy Yost, Lisa Chandler, Benard Brumley, Annette Bratten, Doug Patterson, Debra Edwards, Barb Anderson, Rick Sharp, D. J. Forder. Sept. 19 – Mary Marx, George Guy, Ed Noel, Kim Arnett, Dick Smith, Matt Longanacre. Sept. 20 – Louella Franklin, Tim Dincler, Judy Redden, Paulette Fridel. Sept. 21 – John Brown, Bill Duckworth II, Katie Menard, Sylvia Farmer, Fred Schnieder. Sept. 22 – Tracy Willhoff, Mildred McIntyre, Cammie Beyer, Bill Shula, Babe Root, Melissa Hafner, Tina Vagnini, Mary Gray. Sept. 23 – Kristopher Conner, Stella Bailey, Emma Franklin, Brittany Brannock, John Borgerding, Sharon Ausman. Sept. 24 – JoJean Planck, David Morford, Lisa Singler, Leah Trout. Sept. 25 – Nina Smith, Debbie Craycraft, Ty Rorick Sr., Carol Wissman, Michael Philhower. Sept. 26 – Rich Jasontek, Amanda Sandker, Ray Hicks, Marie Pelfrey, Wilma Hitt, Terri Wilkerson, Brent Weber, Theresa Sowers, Tammy Applegate, Shirley Gregovich. Sept. 27 – Jared Trout, Doris Potts, Paul Rose, Paul Riddle, Erin Brooks, Jeff Merritt, Jonathan Houchin, Millie Beighle, Jerry Creager Jr., Kathy Sowers, Chad Ward, Brenen Hounshell. Sept. 28 – Clyde Smith, Daniel Schweickart Jr., Megan Stober, Roger Holland, Larry Harlow, Lee Richter, Esther Schirmer, Jessica Short. Sept. 29 – Kane Hacker, Robert Young, Karen Chapman Amy Bishop, Ray Parker, Josh Shepherd, Devon Flarida. Sept. 30 – Jean Wilkerson, Laura Conover, Bill Bick, John Caldwell, Toni Riedel, Nick Maschmeier.

Happy anniversary to

Sept. 1 – Ralph and Hazel Adams, Gilbert and Joyce McKee, Herman and Nellie Banks. Sept. 2 – Charles and Sherry Napier. Sept. 3 – Ralph and Pauline Harmon, Artie and Pam Ausman. Sept. 4 – Dr. Terry and Rae Frost, Lorin and Ruth Baudendistel. Sept. 5 – Harmon and Ruth Fagley, Sam and Becky Longanacre. Sept. 7 – Mike and Ursella Raily, Kenneth and Patty Franklin, Irvin and Gallar Long. Sept. 8 – Russell and Irene England. Sept. 9 – Melvin and Ruth Riddlebarger, Earl and Madelyn Cahill, Chris and Georgette McKee. Sept. 10 – Dennis and Bonnie Walker, Jerry and Bridget Drake. Sept. 11 – Ed and Julie Steelman Sept. 12 – Maurice and Carol Teegarden, Sam and Kathie Hays Sept. 13 – Daryl and Janice White, Barry and Darlene Evans Sept. 14 – Dave and Denise Mosbacker, Jeff and Jane Stein. Sept. 15 – Greg and Sandy Bauer Sept. 16 – Lloyd and JoAnn Stober, Dwight and Pam Wilson, Melvin and Landa Conover, Terry and Judy Schultz, Tim and Glenda Curtsinger. Sept. 17 – Jim and Vicki Bunton, Charlie and Linda Brunner Sept. 18 – Keith and Helen Armstrong, Bill and Kym Pride Sept. 19 – Harry and Emma Trester Sept. 20 – Kenneth and Dorothy Johnson, Terry and Sharon Snider, Homer and Gladys Barr, David and Karen Strasinger. Sept. 21 – John and Donna Yost Sept. 22 – Paul and Marilon Schultz, Benton and Michelle McNeese. Sept. 23 – Bill and Pat Shreve, Jay and Molly Miller Sept. 25 – Ray and Shirley Herget Sept. 26 – Bob and Karla Parker, Chris and Connie Baker Sept. 27 – Roy and Martha Smith, Stephen and Melvia Gregoire, Jim and Hilda Fannin. Sept. 28 – Bud and Joye White, James and Connie England, Steve and Teri Wilson. Sept. 30 – Ohmer and Frances Earhart

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 6:00pm

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org 10:30am

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

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

Attention Realtors To advertise your Open House or Feature Home, call your advertising representative.

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POLICE REPORTS

BETHEL

About police reports

Arrests/citations

Christopher J. Kraft-Hill, 25, 1979 Amiott Lane, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, endangering children, Aug. 15. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Aug. 17. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Aug. 17. Dylan R. Cook, 19, 2309 Woodville Pike, marijuana possession, Aug. 23. Angilo A. Boner, 50, 125 Starling St. No. 18, domestic violence, Aug. 30. Joshua Montunnas, 36, 167 Clark St., domestic violence, Sept. 3. Jessica N. Montunnas, 31, 167 Clark St., domestic violence, Sept. 3.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened with handgun at 358 S. Charity St., Aug. 20.

Assault

Male was assaulted at 448 N. Main St., Sept. 1.

Criminal damage

Side of above ground swimming pool damaged at 264 N. Charity St., Sept. 4.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $10 reported at Bethel Family Dollar at 531 W. Plane St., Aug. 23.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 121 McMurchy Ave., Aug. 24.

Damaging

Electric junction box and water meter housing damaged at Easter Valley Subdivision, Sept. 1.

Disorderly conduct

Female stated she was solicited by male patient for sex in office at Bethel Regional Family Health Care at 210 N. Union St., Sept. 6.

Domestic violence

At Clark Street, Sept. 3. At Starling Street, Aug. 30.

Incident

Subject claims silver coffee pot pawned at Bethel Gold & Pawn was his at 119 W. Plane St., Sept. 6.

Theft

Merchandise taken from Advance Auto; $62 at 421 W. Plane St., Sept. 2. Two travel TVs and change taken from vehicle; $200 at 277 E. Plane St., Sept. 1. Nailguns, GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,900 at 411 S. East St., Sept. 1. Stereo taken from vehicle at 140 Rich St. No. 8, Aug. 31. 1988 Mitsubishi truck taken; $1,500 at 254 E. Plane St., Aug. 31. Collector cars, etc. taken; $660 at 64 Bethel Park Drive, Aug. 23. Tools, copper pipes, etc. taken from vacant home; over $1,600 at 213 E. Osborne, Aug. 22. Money taken from vehicle; $100 at 135 Starling Road, Aug. 20. Rods and reels taken from vehicle at Clare Street and Starling Road, Aug. 20. Handgun and knives taken from vehicle at 229 Campbell Lane, Aug. 20. Gift cards, coins, etc. taken from vehicle; $132 at 341 S. Main St., Aug. 19. Purse lost/taken while at Free Clothing Store at 232 W. Plane St., Aug. 16. Four tires, etc. taken off vehicle at Scott’s Automotive at 413 S. Main St., Aug. 19. Beer taken from BP Station; $14 at 308 W. Plane St., Aug. 18.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations

Matthew D. Barman, 27, 535 Felicity Higginsport Road, Felicity, receiving stolen property at 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Sept. 18. Justin Ash Sons, 19, 123 N. West St., Bethel, theft at 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Sept. 16. Amber Lewis, 22, 500 University Lane 312, Bethel, assault at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 13. Thomas J. Aranyos, 47, 2921 Bolender Road, Felicity, domestic vio-

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. lence - knowingly cause physical harm, obstructing official business at 2921 Bolender Road, Felicity, Sept. 13. Norman L. Flora, 31, 521 Neville St., Felicity, theft at 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Sept. 13. Jason M. Green, 36, 2295 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 2295 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, Sept. 13. Joseph D. Queener, 23, 4524 Ohio 743, Moscow, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 13. Richard E. East, 43, 106 South Street, Bethel, prohibitions against consumption in motor vehicle at 1953 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Sept. 16. Caryn Hughes, 42, 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 18. Gary Brown, 37, 615 Walnut Street, Felicity, domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 615 W. Walnut St., Felicity, Sept. 18.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 3582 Sodom Road, Bethel, Sept. 16. At 2633 Sugartree Road, Bethel, Sept. 13. At 2653 Sugartree Road, Bethel, Sept. 13. At 3476 Ohio 774, Felicity, Sept. 14. At 3551 Franklin Road, Felicity, Sept. 17.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 514 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, Sept. 13.

Criminal mischief

At 3900 Ohio 743, Moscow, Sept. 17.

Criminal trespass

At 1983 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Sept. 16. At 2860 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Sept. 16.

Domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force At W. Walnut St., Felicity, Sept. 18.

Domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm

At Bolender Road, Felicity, Sept. 13. At Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 18. At W. Walnut St., Felicity, Sept. 18.

Domestic violence

At Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Sept. 12.

Drug paraphernalia

At 2295 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, Sept. 13.

Obstructing official business

At 2921 Bolender Road, Felicity, Sept. 13.

Possession of drugs

At 2295 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, Sept. 13.

Prohibitions against consumption in motor vehicle

At 1953 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Sept. 16.

Theft

At 2568 Sprague Road, Bethel, Sept. 17. At 3560 Starling Road, Bethel, Sept. 14. At 211 2nd St., Moscow, Sept. 12. At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Aug. 11. At 3200 block of Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 13. At 3333 Grant Ave., Bethel, Sept. 12. At 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Aug. 19. At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, Sept. 13.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Damien Moore, 21, 3476 Smyrna, Felicity, landscaper, and Jacqueline Siekbert, 21, 3476 Smyrna, Felicity, homemaker.

Michael Poe, 34, 3323 Ohio 774, Bethel, carpenter, and Tabitha Johnson, 35, 3323 Ohio 774, Bethel, accounting technician.

BUILDING PERMITS The following requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central.

Residential

Louie Rose, Bethel, garage, 314 Union St., Bethel Village, $10,000. EF Contracting, Lower Salem, alter,

Bethel Journal

September 29, 2011

3548 Rodgers, Tate Township. Icon Environmental Group, Milford, solar panels, 3291 Pitzer Road, Tate Township. Turning Point Remodeling, Liberty Township, fixture replacement, 2309 Laurel Point Isabel, Washington Township.

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

Filings

Charles T. Peters vs. Miami Township/Steve Buehrer, worker’s compensation. Victoria Miller vs. CCH Clermont NCC Inc./Steve Buehrer Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation. Vicki Nimmo vs. Wallick Properties Midwest LLC/Steve Buehrer Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Jeremy Sponcil, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Robert L. Biglow, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Sam Liberto, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Louis Dale Snyder Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Deborah K. Servitto, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kenneth S. Roehrich (deceased), et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. Matthew W. Haas, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. John R. Fehrmann, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Louise Dale Snyder Jr., et al., foreclosure. National Bank and Trust Co. vs. Robert R. Read, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kristopher J. Willis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Patrick C. Holton, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Douglas W. Gall, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jeffrey W. Perkins, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Tris C. Rorick, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Joseph G. Jermer IV, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Gail D. Rich, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Bank vs. JAJO Properties LLC, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Linda C. Balzhiser, et al., foreclosure. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Damen Hillard, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. James L. Wethington, et al., foreclosure. Penny Mac Loan Services LLC vs. John P. Hurley, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. David P. Montgmery, et al., foreclosure. National Bank and Trust vs. Scott D. Glazier, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger vs. John H. Wesley, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger vs. William E. Alcorn, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kelly C. Nixon, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America successor by merger vs. Scott C. Schultz, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. George McVicker, et al., foreclosure. Union Savings Bank vs. Erika Payne, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Patricia A. Smith, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Thomas P. Steiner, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True as Clermont County Treasurer vs. Francis Rapp Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Gregory S. Buchanan, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Naomi Ruth Young, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Christina D. Freeman, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Ronald L. Carpenter, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Kenneth Griffith, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Homer Kenneth Hopper, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Michael Warren, et al., foreclosure. Ruebel Family Limited Partnership Pll vs. Linda Fraley as Clermont County Auditor, administrative appeal. FIA Card Services NA vs. Deanna M. Burdick, other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Linda Baker, other civil. Midland Funding LLC vs. Linda Frank, other civil. Gary L. Hodge vs. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., other civil. FirstMerit Bank NA vs. Joseph M. Miller, et al., other civil. Sallie Mae Inc. vs. Michael C. Schneider, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Gregory T. Evans, et al., other civil.

Divorce

Melissa Wagers vs. Robert L. Wagers Benjamin L. Coulter vs. Cynthia Coulter Joseph A. Popham vs. Taylor R. Popham James H. Gabriel vs. Michelle Gabriel Jennifer B. Witsken vs. John A. Witsken Carrie Birkle vs. Roger Birkle Betty R. Silver vs. Eugene L. Silver Christine A. Reeder vs. Rodney J. Reeder Ihsan Dayi vs. Carolyn Dayi Cathy Skelton vs. David Skelton

Laura J. Burnside vs. Gary Burnside II Saundra K. Jamison vs. Robert E. Jamison Jr.

Dissolution

Lynda J. Ernst vs. Allen D. Ernst Dana R. French vs. Todd C. French Denina Bartrum vs. James Bartrum Gary L. Haynes Jr. vs. Loretta M. Haynes Phillip C. Nause vs. Lucinda M. Nause William C. O’Connor vs. Beverly J. O’Connor Sara Garrett vs. Brandon Garrett Tammie Marks vs. Dylan Marks

Indictments

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. Adam Giovonni Higg-Tolliver, 23, 313 E. 43rd St., Covington, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Merdia Bowling Jr., 43, 2376 Elklick Road, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Danielle Nichole Stewart (aka Murphy), 31, 1461 East Mount Eden Road, Russell Springs, KY, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. William Donald Durbin, 41, 1972 Kentucky Ave., Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Ian Kane Simpson, 19, 4372 Eastwood Drive, Apt. 1102, Batavia, receiving stolen property, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Kevin D. Dorf, 34, 103 Winding Way, Unit J, Covington, grand theft, tampering with records, Union Township Police. Scott Lee Neumeister, 37, 611 River St., Brookville, IN, grand theft of a motor vehicle, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Angela Lynn Vandegrift, 40, 1713 Mears Ave. Apt. 1, Cincinnati, grand theft of a motor vehicle, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Joshua Elliot Iker, 34, 1910 W. Hall Road, New Richmond, theft, Milford Police. Christopher Benjamin Crowell, 28, 113 Southern Trace F, Cincinnati, forgery, receiving stolen property, passing bad checks, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Andrew Russell Farquer, 25, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road No. 25, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Edwin Lee Robinson, 21, Clermont County Jail, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Wesley S. Miller, 22, 3991 Afton Elklick Road, Batavia, rape, gross sexual imposition, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ashley Nicole Collette, 25, 600 University Lane No. 215, Batavia, possession of heroin, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert Lee Taylor, 23, 600 University Lane No. 215, Batavia, possession of heroin, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Vance Aaron Durbin (aka Bailey), 19, Clermont County Jail, receiving stolen property, Miami Township Police. Eric Michael Brabant, 24, 3974 Piccadilly Square, Apt. F, Cincinnati, theft, forgery, Miami Township Police. Timothy Lee Siler, 24, 1292 Blue Ridge Way, Milford, burglary, Miami Township Police. David Lee Pelcha, 27, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon John Bloemker, 31, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gavin Douglas Connor, 29, 1302 Crotty Court No. 4, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Andrea Marie Dufresne, 35, 474 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Courtney Beth Leever, 21, 1962 Antioch Road, Hamersville, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Amanda May Pryor, 24, Clermont County Jail, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey D. Burgess, 39, 119 Simmons Ave., Peebles, Ohio operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Carl Douglas Walker, 68, 21036 Bella Terra Blvd., Estero, Florida having an unlawful interest in a public

contract, tampering with evidence, tampering with records, theft in office, Union Township Police. Tosha Renee Bishop, 33, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, possessing criminal tools, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Ray Kaylor, 32, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, possessing criminal tools, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Martin Powers, 51, 6835 Stewart Road Apt. B, Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Emily Elizabeth Watkins, 31, 707 Ohio 28, Lot 206, Milford, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Jackson A. Ontko Sr., 31, 1086 Glendale Drive, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Ricky A. Taylor, 30, 7867 Anchor Drive,, Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Michael J. Hancock, 60, 1406 Post Woods Glen, Batavia, passing bad checks, personal liability for failure of firm or corporation to comply with law, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Jamie M. Ramsey, 32, 2578 Old Ohio 131, Batavia, illegal processing of drug documents, Goshen Township Police. Andrea Kelly Marks, 29, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, illegal processing of drug documents, Goshen Township Police. Jeffrey C. Minton, 22, 4569 Eckmansville Road, Winchester, patient abuse, assault, Goshen Township Police. Ashley R. Kirker, 24, 598 Terrace View Drive, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Tyler Gene Fellabaum, 21, 2247 Dean Road, Bethel, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Joshua Thomas Tribble, 23, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, Union Township Police/Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Eric Anthony Phillips, 20, 1748 Ginn Road, New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Micah Elijah Minton, 23, 2408 Ginn Road, New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Steven Douglas Comberger, 22, 316 Coffee St., Felicity, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Adam Michael Lang, 32, 312 Center St. No. 2, New Richmond, breaking and entering, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jereme Alan Dewald, 32, 6517 Ohio 132, Goshen, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey William Judge, 30, 6103 Deerfield Road, Loveland, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Eric A. Good, 36, 176 Clark St., Batavia, aggravated possession of drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Fred Wallace Cosand, 39, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, Lot 140, Amelia, possession of heroin, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kimberly Lynn Maffey, 43, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, Lot 140, Amelia, possession of heroin, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nicholas Charles Luck, 29, 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Juanita F. Maddux, 51, 3734 Hopper Hill Road, Cincinnati, possession of cocaine, Pierce Township Police. John Alfred Matthew Jr., 37, Clermont County Jail, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Antonio Able Alvarez Montoya, 21, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Daniel Lee Ross, 35, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, identity fraud, forgery, tampering with records, Narcotics Unit. Donald James Gaddis, 22, 500 University Lane No. 115, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Sebastian N.R. Lovett, 20, 4404 Eastwood Drive No. 5101, Batavia, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in counterfeit controlled substance, Narcotics Unit. Chelsea Nicole Gauthier, 21, 4404 Eastwood Drive No. 5101, Batavia, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in counterfeit controlled substance, Narcotics

Unit.

Appeals

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, www.twelfth.courts.state.oh.us\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Melissa R. Rainey vs. A. Matt Rainey, presiding Judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. 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: N.F., presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the decision of the Clermont County Juvenile Court. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Mark G. Kirchoff, presiding Judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed Kirchoff’s sentence.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHOR ITY will be accepting applications for the SECTION 8 WAITING LIST effective October 10, 2011 until further notice. The Public Housing Waiting List remains closed until further notice. Applicants may fill out a preapplication on line at the Authority’s website www.clermontmha.org. Applications are no longer accepted at the Authority’s Administrative Office. Pre-applications must be properly completed to be accepted and only if the family composition and income is within HUD guidelines. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 732-6010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001665399 125 STORAGE 1958 OHIO PIKE AMELIA,OHIO45102 PH: (513) 797-8515 FX: (513) 797-4726 Timothy Capps E147 2717 SR 132 New Richmond, Ohio 45157; Rhonda Carter M436 3310 Cole Road New Richmond,Ohio 45157; Ben Chaney N494/474 4356 Long Lake Drive # 2210 Batavia, Ohio 45103; Chris Clark S723 3863 Crescent Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45245;Brandon Darnell S730 2061 SR 125 # 26 Amelia, Ohio 45102; Hubert Edwards M442 2191 E. Ohio Pike #157 Amelia, Ohio 45102; Jesse Fields M433 508 S. Charity Street Bethel, Ohio 45106; Adam Gerwin B16 3885 Mirror Fountain Circle Frisco, TX 75034; Brooke Howe Q623 1484 SR 133 Bethel, Ohio 45106; Kristen Ireton F176 & F213 3335 Whispering Trees Drive Amelia, Ohio 45102; Charles Leedy R664 3021 Murdock Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45205; Jim McGan R659 129 1/2 S. Union Street Bethel, Ohio 45106; Sandra Sipple P575 1888 SR 133 Bethel, Ohio 45106; Larry Slater, Jr. F192 PO Box 146 Felicity, Ohio, 45120; 65140.


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