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Former police chief returns to help

Almost exactly two years after John Wallace retired from his position as Bethel Police Chief, he now has a new title at the department – auxiliary emeritus. The position was created by Bethel Village Council specifically for Wallace, who has been working as a regular auxiliary officer since his retirement. As an auxiliary emeritus officer, Wallace will no longer be required to do street patrols. FULL STORY, A2

Senior services open new kitchen

Clermont Senior Services officially opened the new kitchen facility Wednesday, Sept. 22, during a ribboncutting ceremony. Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown thanked the agency staff, funding partners and project team. This new facility is the first permanent home for Clermont Senior Services Meals-on-Wheels program, which the agency has been offering since 1972. PAGE, A5

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Seither leads Cardinal Club

By Kellie Geist

Kid magnet. When you meet the Felicity Cardinal Club’s new unit director, Joe Seither, one thing is obvious – the kids love him. “As soon as we started talking to Joe, we knew he was a kid magnet. His personality and demeanor are just perfect for the job,” said Nancy Ball, Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County Executive director. Seither started at the Felicity Cardinal Club Sept. 13, but he is no stranger to the Boys and Girls Club organization. Previous to his position on Clermont County, he worked at the Boys and Girls Club in Newport, Ky. “I live in Amelia, so (Felicity) was closer to home for me and I wanted to be able to give something back to my own community,” Seither said. Seither said he hopes to bring more national Boys and Girls Club programs to the Cardinal Club. He also said his ability to connect


Joe Seither, the new unit director for the Cardinal Club in Felicity, helps third-grader Mallory Obermeyer with her homework during power hour Thursday, Sept. 23. with the kids will make a difference in Felicity. “I think I have strong communication skills and I do think the kids gravitate towards me. I have two children of my own, so I can

By Mary Dannemiller

Almost two-thirds of the high school students who attended a youth summit on suicide prevention said they knew someone who had attempted suicide. The April summit at UC Clermont College was organized because of the rising incidence of suicides by young people. PAGE, A4

The Clermont County administration must make some adjustments to the 2010 appropriations, but no major changes or cuts are expected at this point. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz presented a budget update to the commissioners during a work session Monday, Sept. 20. PAGE, A5 For the Postmaster

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really speak their language. I know what’s going on in their world,” he said. Seither, 31, graduated from Anderson High School and earned his bachelors in electronic media

from the University of Cincinnati. As a former member of the UC swim team, Seither can often be found playing dodge ball with the kids during their gym time as well as helping them with fractions during power hour. Although Newport and Felicity have a lot of the same socio-economic struggles, Seither said, the kids in Felicity are entirely different to work with. “These kids seem to be a lot more appreciative of what they have and what we do,” he said. “They are thankful for what they get, even when it’s something small.” Ball said her organization started looking for a new unit director after Sherri McClure left earlier this year. McClure helped open the Cardinal Club two years ago. “She was the inaugural club director and we really appreciate everything she did for us and for the kids,” Ball said. The club, which Ball said has been popular since day one, currently has about 80 members with no waiting list.

Bank robbery prompts security window

Students asked to get involved

County adjusts appropriations



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Garrett Land finds some open field during the opening kick off. The Bethel Tigers take on the Broncos of Western Brown on a special night where Bethel-Tate honored the 2000 SBC Title Team. For more from the game, see Sports, A7.

The next time you pay your bill at the village of Bethel utilities office, expect to talk to the teller through a glass window. Bethel village council members approved the installation of two three-quarter-inch thick tempered glass secure payment windows with slots in the utilities office after a local bank was robbed in June. “The security payment window has been a topic of discussion over the past couple of years,” said village Administrator Travis Dotson. “After the last robbery of Key Bank, we decided to move forward with the project.” Fiscal Officer Angel Burton said the village can afford the window since it will be paid for out of the water, electric and garbage fund, which is in the black. The “$3,000 is earmarked for the security window and the money is already appropriated,” she said.

“There was a reallocation made, but that doesn’t involve any increase in appropriations, just moving funds from one line item to another.” Dotson said he did not believe the utilities office ever has been robbed, but the window would further deter people from attempting to rob the office. “To my knowledge, we have not been robbed in the past and the fact that the police department is in the same building probably has something to do with that,” he said. The windows should be installed in the coming weeks, Dotson said. Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said the department is still tracking down the suspect who robbed the Key Bank at 200 W. Plane Street in June. The suspect is described as a black male who presented a note to tellers demanding $100 and $50 bills. Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Planck at 734-2256.

Prosecutor challenges commission candidate’s allegations By Theresa L. Herron

Members of the Union Township Republican Central Committee received a letter last week from Clermont County Prosecutor Donald White rebutting comments allegedly made by GOP-endorsed county commissioner candidate Archie Wilson at an Aug. 2 meeting, White claims. Wilson accused White of not disclosing all the facts in the death of Cecelia Slaby, the 2-year-old left in the back seat of her mother’s car all day in the heat Aug. 23, 2007. The incident happened outside Glen Este Middle School, where her mother Brenda Nesselroad Slaby was a vice principal. White did not prosecute the

mother. White asked Ted Stevenot, GOP committee chair, if he could attend another meeting to address Wilson’s alleged comments. Stevenot said White is welcome to a meeting after the election. All committee meetings between now and Nov. 2 are lengthy because members are working to get voters to the polls. “He is welcome to come, but Wilson is the endorsed candidate and this is a Republican meeting,” Stevenot said, who added White was told he could come to the next meeting, be introduced and he could talk to anyone who approached him. “He did not come to the meeting.” “I hardly remember the remarks made that related to Don (White),”

Stevenot said. “I’m not sure what the allegations are. I do not remember them being the highlight of the commentary Archie made when he was our guest. I’m surprised by this. I did not leave that meeting and have a lot of people talk to me about what was said.” White said in the letter to committee members that the autopsy done on the toddler stated she died of injuries caused by “systemic hyperthermia.” No other injuries or trauma were found during the autopsy. “There were no other signs of foul play found during the autopsy,” White said. “The Union Township police department did a very thorough investigation and they agreed with me and my staff that it was the negligence of Slaby leav-

ing her child in the car all day. There is not one iota of evidence that points in any other direction.” Wilson said last week that he believes more investigation should have been done, and he did not know if an autopsy had been performed. “I never said there was a cover up,” Wilson said. He said an anonymous letter was delivered to his home that said more investigation was needed. The Community Press has a copy of the letter and names and dates have been redacted. “People believe there should have been more investigation,” he said. Wilson also said the prosecutor should have taken himself off the

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Driver in fatal hit and run identified The driver in a hit and run which killed a 66-yearold Bethel man Monday, Sept. 20, has been identified. Angela Jean Rose, 27, Milford, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Montana at the time of the crash. She has been charged with leaving the scene of an crash and driving under suspension, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Randy McElfresh. The crash happened just after 8 p.m. on Ohio 125 in


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Tate Township. James Trammell of Bethel was riding his bike when he was hit. Trammell was pronounced dead on the scene, McElfresh said. Two anonymous tips lead investigators to Rose’s address where they inspected the van after obtaining a search warrant, McElfresh said. McElfresh also said he is meeting with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office to discuss further charges against Rose. “Regardless of the time of day, people out there driving have to pay attention to their surroundings,” he said. “You have to know what’s going on in front you, behind you and beside you.” The crash remains under investigation.

Former Bethel chief is auxiliary emeritus officer By Mary Dannemiller

Almost exactly two years after John Wallace retired from his position as Bethel Police Chief, he now has a new title at the department – auxiliary emeritus. The position was created by Bethel Village Council specifically for Wallace, who has been working as a regular auxiliary officer since his retirement. As an auxiliary emeritus officer, Wallace will no longer be required to do street patrols.

“He doesn’t have to put in the 24 hours a month, but he’ll still be available to do things in an official capacity,” said Police Chief Mark Planck. “He takes care of the property room, helps me with parades and special functions and helps me clean out the cars.” Wallace said he enjoys helping Planck, but that he also wanted to work behind the scenes to let the new chief establish himself. “I was trying to keep it extremely low key because I didn’t want any confusion

case since Croswell was Slaby’s attorney. White said, “When I made my decision not to prosecute Slaby, she had no attorney. I talked to her personally and told her I would not prosecute. I never knew Scott was going to represent her. I would not have called her if I had known she was represented by an attorney.” As far as the grand jury, White said, “you don’t take cases to the grand jury when you don’t believe you can get a conviction.” Two people at the Aug. 2 meeting verified that Wilson accused White of a cover-up in this case. Union Township Trustee

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Matt Beamer said Wilson’s comments were “over the top, in my opinion.” Union Township resident Barbara Wiedenbein said, “(Wilson) made the comments in front of the whole group at the meeting.” White said Stevenot offered him time at the December meeting. But, “I didn’t see any reason to go there unless I could address the whole group. So I chose to send the letter. I sent the letter to the members of the committee. I did not send the letter to the press. I did not intend for it to go to the press. The letter is a way to set the record straight with regard to the cause of death of Cecelia Slaby based on

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the guys know I’m running the show,” Planck said. By helping with special events and with other extra help Planck needs, Wallace said he gets a chance to see how his four-year tenure as chief impacted the department. “It’s always good to see where the younger generation has progressed and stepped forward,” he said. “It makes you feel pretty decent to know you had a part in some of this. They have some very talented people down there who are doing an excellent job.”

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as to who the chief of police was,” Wallace said. “But, his manpower is down and the cost of service and demands of modern police work are still there and it’s not fair to throw that extra burden out there on Mark. What we’re really doing here is formalizing an informal arrangement we had.” The new police chief said he appreciated Wallace giving him time to run the department on his own. “John is a top notch individual and I’m glad he did that because that way



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Archie’s misinformation. He is repeating a statement by someone who does not know what he is talking about.” “(Wilson is) talking about this now because he knows I’m supporting Scott Croswell for commissioner. Since I’m supporting Scott, he’s trying to damage my reputation by making defamatory statements about me when he knows they are not true. There is not one word of truth in what he said and he knows it,” White said. Croswell has been elected twice as a Republican, but the party endorsed Wilson for this year’s race. Croswell said he chose to run as an independent to give all voters in Clermont County a chance to determine who holds this seat, not just the Republican Party voters during the primary. “Personally, I will not represent a party whose leadership condones the campaign Mr. Wilson is running. I am running to give the entire Clermont County (community) a choice ... an opportunity to vote and make a decision.” “I’m not surprised a letter has been sent (by White) because I am aware of the allegations. But I was not aware the letter had been sent,” Croswell said about White’s letter. Croswell, Brenda Slaby’s attorney after her child’s death, said there was no cover-up. “It absolutely did not occur. I never had a personal conversation with Don White concerning the case. My discussions were confined to talking to the chief deputy prosecutor, Woody Breyer.” “Don White had no choice. There was no criminal (offense) under Ohio law. Do you think he would cover up something as public as that case was?” Croswell said. “Mr. Wilson has spent the last year spreading false and malicious rumors about this (my) campaign. This is one of a number of rumors he is doing for what he perceives for political gain,” Croswell said. “I personally think his conduct is deplorable and I wish he would stop to think about the many innocent people he hurts by spreading these rumors,” Croswell said. “True Christians don’t spread these types of vile and vicious rumors that Archie spreads. This can hurt innocent parties.”


September 30, 2010

BRIEFLY Autumn Bash

WASHINGTON TWP. – The annual Autumn Bash celebration will be 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, and from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Washington Township Hall, 2238 Ohio 756 in Moscow. Admission is free to the event, but parking is $2. The Autumn Bash will feature live music, rides, food booths, bingo and safety trailers and demonstrations from local safety services department. There also will be a karaoke stage, a haunted trail ($2) and, Saturday, fireworks and a cornhole tournament.

Case continued

FELICITY – The case against Felicity Police Sgt. Delmas Pack has been continued again. Pack was charged in July with tampering with evidence and tampering with records. Pack, 42, lives in Monroe Township and has been with the Felicity Police Department for 16 years. A plea or trial setting was scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22, with Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Zuk, who continued the case. The first plea or trial setting was held Tuesday, Sept. 7. Another plea or trial setting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Zuk’s courtroom.

Tea Party meeting

UNION TWP. – Clermont County Tea Party will meet next at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Harald Zieger, a local business owner and immigrant from East Germany, will tell of life under communism and why many recent government policies are very similar. Voter information also will be available for the November election. For more information, visit

Trick or treat

BETHEL – Trick-or-treaters will be roaming the village of Bethel the day before Halloween this year, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Village council members set the trick-or-treat time during their Monday, Sept. 13.

Pancake breakfast

BETHEL – The Lions Club members will host their first

pancake breakfast of the new school year from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Bethel-Tate High School, 4320 Ohio Pike. The Women of Worth Program is a Program of LifePoint Solutions funded by United Way.

Driv-thru flu shots

Raise healthy kids

NEVILLE – The Clermont County General Health District is offering seasonal flu shots at a drive-thru clinic 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Washington Township Fire Station, 410 Market Street in Neville. Vehicles should take Walnut Street to Forest Avenue in Neville. Signs will be posted to direct traffic. Participants will stay in their vehicle though the entire clinic and are advised to wear layers that allow access to the upper arm for vaccination. Flu shots cost $15 each. No checks, Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance will be accepted at the drive-thru clinic. After being vaccinated, participants will help test additional emergency plans by being dispensed candy to simulate medication that would be given during an attack such as anthrax. No appointments are needed for the drive-thru clinic. Those on Medicare, Medicaid or who are not comfortable with the drive-thru clinic may schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot at the Clermont County General Health District Nursing Division by calling (513) 735-8400. For more information about the flu, visit the Web site or call the Clermont County Flu Hotline, at (513) 588-5121.

Candlelight vigil

AMELIA – The Women of Worth Program will hold a Candlelight Vigil Ceremony to honor survivors and deceased victims of domestic violence while raising awareness of domestic violence within the community. The vigil will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the LifePoint Solutions parking lot, 43 East Main St. in Amelia. This event will include messages of hope and inspiration, survivor testimonial, remembrance and honor through silence and lighting of the candles, song and music with refreshments and conversation following the event. For more information or to speak with someone regarding a domestic violence situation, call Christy, WOW program director, at 947-7213 or e-mail

Clermont County – The county commissioners has joined with President Obama and lawmakers in proclaiming September as “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.” The Clermont County Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (CAN) has been formed to improve nutritional awareness and encourage physical activity. “We invite the community to visit the website and click on Clermont CAN. You will find information about no cost or low cost places and spaces for physical activity, along with tips on how to work exercise into your life. I believe that by drawing attention to this problem, we can create awareness that will result in parents, children, and communities making healthier decisions” said Marty Lambert, Clermont County Health District commissioner. Clermont CAN encourages everyone to be active and eat smart.

Small animal clinic

OWENSVILLE – OSU Extension Clermont County is offering a clinic to show kids what small animals they can show in 4-H and during the Clermont County Fair. The clinic is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. The clinic is open to children age 8 to 18. Registration is due by Oct. 10. Visit for a form. Experts include Brian Finch, Chris and Tina Hunt and Jerry Krebs. They will discuss small animals, chickens and rabbits. For more information contact OSUE, Clermont County at 732-7070 or e-mail

Food drive

OWENSVILLE – Clermont County 4-H members are teaming up with the River Valley Long Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Clermont County Farm Bureau to help those in need. They are collecting items for a Thanksgiving Food Drive. They are accepting traditional Thanksgiving items:

Canned cranberry sauce, canned corn, canned beans, cream of mushroom soup, canned fried onions, stuffing mix, gravy mix, instant potatoes, boxes of cake mix and cake frosting. They would like to fill 200 Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in the community. Drop off items to the Clermont County Extension Office by 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County fairgrounds.

viding support, counseling and court advocacy to victims of abuse. All proceeds from this event will be used to support victims of domestic violence in Clermont and surrounding counties. For more information about the Women of Worth program or about this event, call: Program director Christy at 513947-7213 or e-mail Christy at .

Low-cost rabies clinic

OWENSVILLE – OSUE, Clermont County will host a sewing clinic for youth ages 8 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. The clinic is for beginners and intermediate sewers. Bring an equipped sewing box or basket. Cost is $15. Registration is due Oct. 1. Print a registration form at For more information, call (513) 732-7070 or e-mail

MOSCOW – Dr. Earl Neltner of the Bethel Spay and Neuter Clinic will partner with the Clermont County General Health District for a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Washington Township Park, 2238 Ohio 756 in Moscow. Shots cost $5 each and are payable in cash only. In Clermont County, there have been no confirmed rabies cases this year, but over 300 potential rabies exposures are reported to the Clermont County General Health District each year.

Council to meet

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BATAVIA – The Clermont County Family and Children First Council will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the new location of the Mental Health and Recovery Board office, 2337 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia.

Yard sale/bash

AMELIA – Women of Worth will host their fifth annual yard sale and Harvest Celebration Bash from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the LifePoint Solutions parking lot, 43 E. Main St. in Amelia. The event includes a Silent Auction, Yard Sale, Bake Sale, Grill Out, Live Band, D.J., Book Fair, Karaoke, Free Hair Braiding for Kids, Kid's Corner, Clowns, Free Face Painting for Kids, Free Balloons for Kids, Popcorn, Slushies, Cotton Candy The Women of Worth Program is a United Way program designed to educate abused women, children, family members and the community about domestic violence while pro-

BATAVIA TWP. – Chapter 174 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will hold the annual Young Eagles Rally at Clermont County Airport Saturday, Oct. 9. This event provides free airplane rides to youngsters from 8 to 17 years of age. Volunteers from Chapter 174 organize this event and provide the pilots and general aviation aircraft that take to the skies. More information is available at A parent’s or guardian’s signature is required for participation. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, at and clicking on the Young Eagles link on the left. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hawk Building at the Clermont County Airport, 4184 Taylor Road in Batavia Township. The Hawk Building is close to the approach end of Runway 4. Look for Young Eagle Rally signs on the day of the event. Parking is available in the adjacent airport viewing area.

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Members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Valley Lodge 112, have endorsed Richard P. Ferenc for Judge of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. “It is an honor and privilege to have gained the trust and support of the women and men who know the court system from the inside,” Ferenc said. Ferenc has successfully prosecuted many serious criminal cases as an award winning former chief assistant felony prosecutor. He also successfully litigated a wide range of complex civil trials in the common pleas court. “It is clear that the FOP was reassured by Ric Ferenc’s 32 years of balanced trial experience in the common pleas court,” said State Senator Tom Niehaus, chair of the Ferenc for Judge Committee.

Wilson endorsed by FOP Lodge 112

Jim Sauls, chair for the Committee to Elect Archie Wilson Commissioner, announced that Archie Wilson received a letter from Colonel Daryl Zornes, Retired, Secretary for Ohio Valley Lodge 112, Fraternal Order of Police, stating, “We are pleased to advise you that the general membership of the F.O.P. voted to endorse you as a candidate for Clermont County Commissioner.” Wilson was invited to an interview where he spoke at length about his vision for Clermont County. Wilson said, “I really appreciate the F.O.P. being proactive and being willing to discuss the issues in this election. Their endorsement is very important to me. My campaign has been a grassroots campaign with support across this county and their endorsement from the general membership is evidence of that support.”


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Some of the results from a survey of 165 high school students who attended a youth summit on suicide prevention in April: • 65 percent knew someone who attempted suicide. • 37 percent had thoughts of suicide in the past 12 months. • 14 percent said they have made at least one suicide attempt. • 58 percent said they have been bullied at school. • 40 percent reported cyberbullying. • 60 percent said feeling depressed and possibly suicidal was a common feeling. • 49 percent had lost someone they knew to suicide. • 61 percent wanted to be involved in suicide prevention efforts. • Before the summit, 89 percent said they would tell an adult if someone they knew was suicidal; after the summit, 98 percent said they would tell an adult. • 99 percent thought the summit was important and should be held yearly.


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through peer groups. Watson said steps being taken to lower the suicide rate include promotion of the crisis hotline number (528-7283). The number is being printed on the back of student ID cards at Clermont County schools this year.

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County to adjust appropriations By Kellie Geist


Current and former members of the Clermont Senior Services kitchen staff as well as other agency employees, project partners and local government representatives cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new Clermont Senior Services kitchen facility Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Clermont Senior Services opens new kitchen By Kellie Geist

Clermont Senior Services officially opened the new kitchen facility Wednesday, Sept. 22, during a ribboncutting ceremony. Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown thanked the agency staff, funding partners and project team. This new facility is the first permanent home for Clermont Senior Services Meals-on-Wheels program, which the agency has been offering since 1972.

“Having a permanent home for Meals-on-Wheels have been a long time coming,” Brown said. “ ... We are grateful for all the people who helped make this possible.” Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, who used to work for Clermont Senior Services, said it’s great to see how the agency has progressed in the last 25 years. “I want to congratulate Clermont Senior Services on this wonderful facility and thank each and every one of our (citizens) who make the

The Clermont County administration must make some adjustments to the 2010 appropriations, but no major changes or cuts are expected at this point. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz presented a budget update to the commissioners during a work session Monday, Sept. 20. During the presentation, Scheetz said the commissioners will have to make some adjustments to the county’s appropriations before the end

of the year. Some of those changes include moving money from the county’s reserve fund because employees did not take furloughs, increasing appropriations to pay for maintenance contracts in the auditor’s office and at the board of elections and changing the appropriations for the court of common pleas to fill a position. Other changes also are needed, Scheetz said. Scheetz said the county should be able to finish the year without exceeding the original total appropriated amount, but money may have

to be transferred between departments and offices to pay for the appropriation increases. Some changes in next year’s budget requests also will need to be addressed, Scheetz said. Some of those changes may include additional money for the county law library, additional costs for broadband and other equipment replacement and maintenance needs. The commissioners will start looking at the budget later this fall and should approve the 2011 appropriations by Dec. 15, Scheetz said.

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Grant Career Center Culinary Careers senior Mikey Wilhoit serves lunch to math instructor Earl Bradley and members of the Horticulture program in preparation for the Sports Gallery Restaurant, which opened at the center Sept. 21.

Grant Career sports restaurant opens

The Culinary Careers Program at Grant Career Center opened the Sports Gallery Restaurant at the Career Center Tuesday, Sept. 21. 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. The 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 and desserts. Food preparation is included in the student course of study at the Career Center 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.

If your family was forced to “shelter in place,” basically remain in your home, with no access to tap water or outside food, do you have enough food and water stored to take care of every member of your family, including pets, for at least three days? “A lot of people will say it won’t be necessary,” said Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “But, remember that bad wind storm we had in recent years? Some people in this very county were without power for over a week. By putting together a basic emergency supply kit today, we can be prepared for disasters that could hit our community tomorrow.” Contents of your shelter in place kit should include one gallon of fluids per person per day (and don’t forget your pets,) a three day supply of non-perishable food, both prescription and nonprescription drugs like ibuprofen, a battery powered radio, extra batteries, several flashlights, and a first aid kit. “Think of your family and their special needs,” said Lambert. “If there is a baby in the house, keep a supply of diapers. If there are children, keep some puzzles and coloring books in your kit.

Don’t forget when you change your clocks in the spring and fall to check the expiration dates on the items in your kit, so everything is fresh and usable when you need it.” Lambert also stresses the need for a family emergency plan. “The first thing everyone wants to know after a disaster is that their family is OK. Make a plan on how you’ll contact each other. Texting is a great option, and if local communications are out, you might have better luck reaching a friend or relative that’s farther away from the disaster. You should have two meeting places if you are separated when a disaster occurs. One location could be at your home, but in the event you can’t return home, agree to meet at a friend or relative’s home that lives outside your neighborhood,” she said. “Make sure everyone has the address of the meeting place, and all the contact phone numbers with them at all times. If texting is an option, take the time to learn how to send out group messages,” said Lambert. For more information about emergency preparedness, visit the Clermont County general Health District Web site at

Clermont joins childhood obesity awareness campaign The Clermont County commissioners have proclaimed September as “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.” The Clermont County Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (CAN) has been formed to improve nutritional awareness and encourage physical activity. “We invite the community to visit the website and click on Clermont CAN. You will find

information about no-cost or lowcost places and spaces for physical activity, along with tips on how to work exercise into your life. I believe that by drawing attention to this problem, we can create awareness that will result in parents, children, and communities making healthier decisions,” said Clermont County Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. Clermont CAN encourages everyone to be active and eat smart.

Books By The Banks features local authors Celebrate the joy of reading and books at the fourth annual Books By The Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. During this daylong event, meet 110 nationally known authors and local favorites. Purchase their books and have them signed. Choose from a wide variety of engaging book talks and author panel discussions featuring popular topics such as cooking, history, sports,

local travel, fiction, teen literature and more. There’s something for all ages. Children and their families can also enjoy storybook characters, music, and other fun activities in the K12 Kids’ Corner. It all takes place for free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. For more, go to Meet authors from Clermont

County at Books by the Banks: • Tammy York of Amelia: “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati.” • Emma Carlson Berne, Milford: “Hard to Get.” • Laura Hoevener & Terri Weeks, both from Miami Township: “Adventures Around Cincinnati: A Parent’s Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with Your Kids.”

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The Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter was well-represented at the 2010 Clermont County Fair. More than 20 members raised and exhibited livestock projects at the fair. 2010 graduate Samantha Manning is one member who showed beef projects. Manning was the chapter’s 2009-2010 president. Provided by Sydney Snider.

The Women’s Initiative Committee (WIN) of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce is planning their annual 2010 Women’s Day. This year’s event will be 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Norlyn Manor, 4440 Ohio 132 in Batavia. This theme is “Your Role in This New Economy.” The morning session features a panel presentation highlighting community service opportunities in Clermont County. The agenda includes keynote speakers: Dr. Andrea Zavakos, the director of Brower Human Resources Consulting, who will discuss “Human Universals and Their Implications for Professional Women in the New Economy”

from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and Darlene Mack, managing partner with HR Partners International, Inc., who will discuss “Work/Life Balance – the Role of Career and its Place in the Lives of Women” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to connect with local women. I am excited about our theme and about the speakers we were fortunate to secure this year. Norlyn Manor is a beautiful venue and I am really looking forward to experiencing their hospitality for the first time,” said Cathy Sahlfeld, Women’s Initiative Network chair. Cost is $35 per chamber member and $45 for non-members.

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The cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The event also includes vendors featuring local goods and services. Booth rentals are available for $150. The mission statement of the WIN is “Providing leadership, education and mentoring opportunities to foster a network among professional women working or living in Clermont County.” The business breakfast/luncheon event is open to women in the community who would like an opportunity to network with other business women. Registrations can be made at or by calling 513-576-5000. For more information call Julie Graybill at 513-576-5013.


The week at Bethel

• The Bethel-Tate girls soccer team tied 1-1 with Goshen, Sept. 20. Bethel’s Ashley Lanigan scored her team’s goal. On Sept. 21, Bethel tied 11 with Felicity. Hayley Rose scored Bethel’s goal, and J. White scored for Felicity. • In girls tennis, BethelTate beat Blanchester 4-1, Sept. 20. Bethel’s Schaljo beat Fawley 6-2, 6-1; Daugherty beat Wisniewski 7-5, 6-4; Dameron-Adams beat WhittAllen 4-6, 6-1, 6-2; WallaceMcMullen beat J. Mudd-B. Mudd 6-3, 6-2. On Sept. 21, Bethel beat Goshen 5-0. Bethel’s Schaljo beat Martell 6-1, 6-1; Dougherty beat Hulsmeyer 61, 6-1; Rinehart beat Perkins 6-3, 6-0; Dammeron and Adams beat Musgrove and Robbins 6-4, 6-4; Wallace and McMullen beat Poff and Ekert 6-1, 6-0. • In boys golf, Bethel-Tate beat Goshen 172-201, Sept. 21. Bethel’s Jason Adams medaled with 1 over par 37 on the front nine of Losantiville Country Club. • In volleyball, Batavia beat Bethel-Tate 25-22, 2513, 17-25, 25-14, Sept. 22.

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The week at Felicity

• The Felicity-Franklin girls soccer team lost 3-2 to Western Brown, Sept. 20. Felicity’s Greiling and White scored their team’s goals. • In volleyball on Sept. 22, Goshen beat Felicity-Franklin 25-10, 23-25, 25-14, 25-11.

SIDELINES Girls’ basketball tryout

Midwest Lady Knights (formerly Kentucky Elite) has openings for fourthgrade girls who want to play on an AAU team. The Knights will play in fall and winter leagues to get ready for AAU spring season. The team teaches girls the fundamentals to take them to the next level. The coaches have coached basketball for more than 20 years in all levels. Call Dave Brock at 859-609-7111 or 513-460-2867.

Baseball tryouts

The Cincinnati Sharks baseball organization is preparing to conduct player evaluations for the multiple age groups for the 2009 season. The Sharks are recognized as a Program of Excellence and have teams in most age groups in the National and American divisions of the SWOL. Coaches are looking for a few highskill and character players with a passion for the game for the 2010 season. The organization has an emphasis on developing players for long-term success. Call 623-4171 for U16, AND 2567265 for U13.

Elite baseball tryouts

The 2011 9U Kentucky Hitmen Baseball club is looking for 2 to 3 skilled players to fill its roster for the upcoming season. E-mail or call 640-6677 to schedule a private tryout. The team will compete in the nationally recognized Southwest Ohio League (SWOL).


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Lady Tiger soccer gears up for strong finish By Mark Chalifoux

The Bethel-Tate High School girls’ soccer team is playing a tougher schedule this season and the Tigers have played well through the first half of the season, going 3-1-4. “We’re doing pretty good,” said head coach Brenda Woodward. “The defense is doing a really good job, but we need to work harder offensively. We’re getting shots on goal,

but we just need to finish and put it in the net.” Woodward has a young team this season so she said she’s happy with the progress the team has made through the first half of the season. She said the key to more success in the final group of games is offense. “We just need to put everything together and finish shots and avoid the small mistakes that are penalizing us,” she said. Bethel-Tate scored eight goals in a season-opening


Bethel-Tate’s Taylor Atkins breaks away from the pack with the ball in a game against Felicity-Franklin Sept. 21.

The week at McNick

• In girls golf, St. Ursula beat McNicholas 165-200, Sept. 20. McNick’s Lucy Frey medaled with 4 over par 39 on the front nine at Royal Oak. On Sept. 21, McNick placed second with a score of 207 against Ursuline’s 157 and Mercy’s 208. • In boys soccer, McNick lost to Ryle 2-1, Sept. 21. McNick’s John Sandmann scored his team’s goal. • In boys golf, McNick placed first with a score of 167 against Taylor’s 167 and Madeira’s 178, Sept. 21. • The girls soccer team beat Alter 2-0, Sept. 22. McNick’s Alli Thul made six saves, and Tricia Walsh and Megan Simmons scored the goals.

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Bethel-Tate’s Hayley Rose takes a corner kick for the Tigers in a game against Felicity-Franklin.

win over Purcell Marian, but has scored more than one goal in a game only once since then. The team is led by Andi Lanigan, who has two goals and five assists to lead the Tigers in scoring. Hayley Rose is the team’s standout center-midfielder and Ashley Lanigan is a key defender, along with sweeper Blake Woodward. Taylor Atkins and Courtney Riley have been two standout sophomores for the Tigers. “They are definitely an integral part of connecting plays together,” Woodward said. “They are putting the pieces of the puzzle together to make it work from the defensive third to the attacking third.” Woodward said she expected the Tigers to be


Bethel-Tate’s Brittney Fischer fends off Kelsey Arkenau from Felicity-Franklin in a game Sept. 21. able to hang with the tougher competition as well as they have. The only loss for Bethel-Tate was a 1-0

loss to CNE, who beat the Tigers on a penalty kick. Woodward said she expects the team to finish strong. “CNE and Amelia are the toughest teams in our division and we play them both again at the end of the season,” she said. “They definitely won’t let that mistake happen again against CNE and we have a lot of home games in the second half of the season, which is a big advantage as well. We should be pretty good in the second half of the season.” Woodward said the girls play with excitement on the field. “They are a strong squad with a deep bench and we have a lot of speed and depth,” Woodward said. “The girls give a good game every time out.”

Bethel-Tate 2000 football team honored By Adam Turer

Bethel-Tate’s football program has won just two conference championships in its history. Last year, the 1968 team was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Friday, Sept. 24, the 2000 team was honored in a pre-game ceremony before the Tigers took on Western Brown. The school celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its Southern Buckeye Conference title. The 2000 team, led by head coach Don Sizer, finished 7-3. Quarterback/defensive back Andrew Hesketh earned all-conference, all-city, alldistrict and honorable mention all-state honors. “It was a great time, it was really good to see my old coaches,” said Hesketh of the pre-game event. Hesketh still holds the school record for career interceptions. He is currently a student at University of Cincinnati. The former Tiger star hopes the reunion Friday night will inspire current and future Tigers football players. “I hope that we set an example and set a standard,” said Hesketh. “I hope seeing us there pushes the players to be better.” Bringing back past champions is another way


Bethel Quarterback Erik Shinkle rolls out and hits his man on the out route.

for the Tigers to engage the local community. Bringing in alum Wayne Stacy to be the head football coach and athletic director this year was another step. “Winning a league championship is a very huge accomplishment,” said assistant head coach and director of football operations Steve Daugherty. “It’s good to get school pride and community involvement back within the athletic department.” Stacy and Daugherty were instrumental in bringing in the program’s two championship teams to

campus to be recognized at Bethel-Tate. Reminders of past success should help the current staff as they aim to build a new winning tradition. “I hope seeing us inspires them to do the same thing, if not more,” said Sizer. Sizer, now the defensive line coach at Wilmington College, enjoyed returning to Bethel-Tate to see his former players and fellow coaches. The key to that team’s success, he said, went beyond their performance on the field. “My biggest memory is of the personalities of everybody connected to that team – the players, the coaches, the administration,” said Sizer. “Everybody really cared about each other. It was a joy to show up for work every day.” The celebration was dampened by the Tigers’ 43-7 loss to Western Brown. Bethel-Tate will try to regroup this week at East Clinton Friday, Oct. 1. Sizer hopes his 2000 championship team can help this year’s squad break out of it’s 1-4 slump. Although the Tigers have not had an above-.500 season since the 2000 team went 7-3, there is hope the program can get back to its winning ways soon. “It is important for the


Bethel pulls out the trick play early in the first quarter as Wide Receiver Andy Courts throws the ball downfield to fellow receiver Garrett Lang resulting in a Bethel touchdown. current guys to see that we had success not too long ago,” said Sizer. “I think it

hits home for them to see fellow Bethel-Tate players who had success.”



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Levy will not raise taxes

Nov. 2, you can help provide significant support services to our most vulnerable citizens, children at serious risk and those neglected, abused and dependent children who have been removed from unsafe – even dangerous surroundings. The renewal of the .8-mill Children’s Protective Services Levy will continue to supply the needed funds to pay for these services without raising taxes. I have friends who are foster parents and have had the privilege of observing miracles occur as they provide the loving home and essential medical and therapeutic services necessary to give these children a chance of living healthy, happy, productive lives. None of the money raised by this levy pays for administrative costs or salaries, but it does purchase the services needed by these children. The funds provide intervention that has changed the

direction of children’s lives helping to reduce the need for later, more costly remediation. The 320 children in the custody of Children’s Protective Services and the nearly 5,000 children who received services last year are clear evidence of the need. I strongly encourage you to join me to Keep Our Children Safe and vote “yes” Tuesday, Nov. 2, for the CPS levy. Visit Kathy Freudenberger Tate Township

Vote for children

I am currently working with several children who are in foster care for various reasons. The services provided for these children, parents, and foster parents are very important. Some children are able to return home because their families received counseling and parenting classes from Children’s Protective Services. Without these supportive

services, children placed into foster care might not receive all the help they need to support their various delay/developmental issues. This is why I am encouraging everyone to vote “yes” for Issue 5 Nov. 2. The levy does not increase taxes, it is a renewal for .8-mill. Every dollar goes directly toward the children who have been affected by abuse, and/or neglect. Visit Nicole Patterson Clermont DD Early Intervention Specialist Felicity

Croswell for commissioner

As I travel Ohio as part of my job and as a board member of a regional organization, I am pleased at how many people complement Clermont County about how well the county has handled the difficult economic conditions of the past two years.

Wilson will use tax dollars effectively “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Those were words were first penned by Benjamin Franklin, but I think that sentiment still holds true today. In this economy people are trying to do more with less and being fiscally responsible is an absolute necessity. Government needs to be aware of the needs of the people they serve and use taxpayer dollars in the most effective ways possible. About 30 years ago, my partner and I began a small business here in Clermont County. Over the years, with hard work our business has grown. I want Clermont County to be a business-friendly community and I want to see new jobs for our residents. I believe this can be done with openness and integrity. Tax dollars need to be used to keep our communities safe. There needs to be consequences for crime and the entire jail should be available so people can serve out the sentences they are given for their crimes and not given house arrest just because there isn't room at the jail. People need to know that the communities they live in are safe places to raise their families. As I have traveled throughout the county I have had the opportunity to listen to

what is important to the residents who live here. I have found many people who share my beliefs of conservative, moral and fiscal values and I am energized by the growing number of people who are supporting me. Archie I want to make a differWilson ence in making this county than it is today for Community better our children and grandchilPress guest dren. columnist This November the voters of Clermont County will have the opportunity to make a change in county government. I believe that hard times require overtime and I am willing to put in the time necessary to get the job done. I am asking for your vote and your support in my bid for commissioner. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 513-4030405. Archie Wilson is a candidate for Clermont County commissioner Nov. 2. He is a resident of Batavia Township and currently serves as a township trustee.

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up in hospitals, shelters, in jail or dead. Mental illnesses are medical illnesses. One in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year. One in 17 lives with serious, chronic disorders. On average, people living with serious mental illness live 25 years less than the rest of the population. One reason is less than one-third of adults and less than one-half of children with a diagnosed illness receive treatment. Early identification and intervention result in better outcomes; treatment works, but only if a person can obtain it. Both people with existing illnesses and those, who face hard economic times may be experiencing anxiety or depression

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Economic conditions such as these require the very best in our leadership. We are very fortunate to have qualified county leadership that have the strength and integrity to manage the financial minefield in the face of heavy political pressure, and who do not just talk about, but exhibit their dedication to fiscal conservatism. Scott Croswell has a long history of fiscal conservatism. Scott has demonstrated our values; worked

Last week while he was campaigning in Clermont County, I had the opportunity to talk with John Kasich about his plan to help turn things around in Ohio. As Kasich has been traveling around the state, he has been telling people that we need to create a climate more conducive to business relocation and job creation in Ohio. Kasich has repeatedly said that this can only be accomplished by balancing the budget and shrinking the size of government. I could not agree more with John Kasich. For the past eight years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your county commissioner. During that time, I have worked hard to promote the ideals of limited government, lower taxes and job creation through economic development. Like John Kasich, I believe that if we do not ensure Clermont County is a place where businesses want to locate and believe their companies will thrive, we will never see an increase in well paying and stable jobs. This is one of the reasons I led the fight to redevelop the old Ford Plant in Batavia to attract new jobs there. This is also one of the reasons I was not afraid to cut bureaucratic budgets during my time in office even though it meant I would not receive a political party endorsement. We must identify government waste, and when we see it we cannot be afraid to do the right thing and make the necessary cuts even if it impacts your own party leaders. Too often politicians place their allegiance to party leaders and special interests ahead of the people who elect them. I have

for the first time, and need access to treatment. Now, more than ever, we need to protect and strengthen state and local public mental health services. Major mental disorders cost the nation at least $193 billion annually in lost earnings alone. NAMI provides all services free of charge. To fund our services and to promote awareness, we are having our second annual NAMI Clermont County Wellness Walk Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Union Township Veterans’ Park, the helicopter park, 906 Clough Pike. Honorary Chairperson Jen Dalton of WKRC-TV will kick-off the walk at 9:30 a.m. This free family event will have food, fun, music and entertainment. To register visit and click on Wellness Walk or call 513-528-5500. Mike Brown is the president of the NAMI Clermont County board of trustees.


refused to do that in the past, and I will not do it in the future. When I first ran for commissioner, I told people that my campaign was about people – not politics. I still believe that today. If entrusted to return as your R. Scott county commissioner, I Croswell III pledge to continue to lead fight in balancing the Community the budget, cutting the size of Press guest government and making columnist sure the money you entrust to your county government is well spent. I will also make sure these cuts are done in such a way that we protect the vital services you have come to expect from your county government. Ensuring we continue to have one of the finest law enforcement agencies, making sure the needs of our seniors are taken care of, protecting our children and remembering the debt we owe to our veterans are all priorities. I don’t have to promise to voters that if elected I will be a fiscal conservative because I have an eight-year record to prove it. If re-elected as your county commissioner, I will continue to be a watch dog of your money and prevent it from being spent foolishly. R. Scott Croswell is a resident of Miami Township and has served as Clermont County Commissioner for the past eight years. He is seeking re-election Nov. 2.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

How far do you think the Reds will go in the playoffs? Why?

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“My answer: first round. “Why? Because whenever I get enthusiastic about our teams, be it the Reds or Bengals, they lose. If I’m apathetic or pessimistic, it might help them.” B.B.

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“Good pitching is the key to winning postseason baseball. It will have to come together strong for Reds pitching in October. “We need see strong outings by starting pitchers Arroyo, Cueto and Volquez. Further-

more, Cordero will pull it together and nail down some saves. “I am going to call Reds win the World Series in six games, at home. By the way, I made the same call in ‘90. I was off by two games!” D.M.

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to create a climate for job creation, and to reduce the size and cost of government. Scott has served us exceptionally well over the past nearly eight years. He has a proven track record. I support the candidate who has done the job, and endorse the candidate who has given us proven results. Vote Scott Croswell Clermont County commissioner. Karl Schultz Miami Township

Croswell is a proven fiscal conservative

NAMI to host Wellness Walk Oct. 2 Do you have days when you just don’t want to get out of bed or you are too tired to do anything or you feel as if the whole world is against you? What if those feelings repeat themselves day after day after day with no end in sight? Then you would have a microimage of the world of those experiencing untreated mental illness. Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), the week of Oct. 3 promotes public awareness and education about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. MIAW is especially important this year as severe budget cuts threaten mental health services across the country, creating an unprecedented mental health crisis. The costs of cutting state mental health budgets are high – people who do not receive treatment end

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Goshen Township Police Officer Matt Bucksath watches as Jynx searches a car for drugs during the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School Saturday, Sept. 18.


Union Township Police Officer C.J. Holden is attacked by the department’s dog, Darren, during the criminal apprehension portion of the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School Saturday, Sept. 18.


Goshen Township’s police dog, Jynx, sits to signal she’s found narcotics at the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School Saturday, Sept. 18.


Union Township Police Office C.J. Holden is attacked by Kash, a dog from the Warren County Sheriff’s Department during the criminal apprehension portion of the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School Saturday, Sept. 18.

Clermont County Sheriff hosts Top Dog Competition MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy Meredith Walsh and her dog, Arron, walk through the obedience portion of the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School Saturday, Sept. 18.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office hosted the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School Sept. 18. Eight teams of local police officers and their canine partners competed in narcotics, obedience and criminal apprehension. The teams came from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Kettering Police Department, the Sharonville

Police Department, the Goshen Township Police Department, the Union Township Police Department and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. The title of Top Dog went to Warren County Sheriff Deputy Kelly Hammonds and his dog, Tango. Second place went to Kettering Police Officer Brad Lambert and his dog Brix, while Clermont County Sheriff Deputy Meredith Walsh and her dog, Arron,

took third place. “I was happy with how he did,” Walsh said. “All of the dogs in the competition performed well. They performed exactly how they were trained, but it’s about speed, too. The difference between placing and not placing came down to seconds.” Next year’s competition will be hosted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

Amelia grad participates in D-Day jump, earns promotion Jennifer Skunza, a 1996 graduate from Amelia High School, was promoted to Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army June 6. Her ceremony was not the typical Army celebration. The paratrooper was selected as part of an elite airborne team to represent her unit, the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), based in Columbus, Ohio, in the annual Normandy jump to celebrate D-Day. The promotion ceremony transpired in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, one day after she jumped into Normandy. Skunza made her historic jump out of a German C160 aircraft. The Normandy jump is an annual reunion, an

anniversary celebration. The event is a joint team effort: British, French, German and U.S. paratroopers jump to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. To be selected, Skunza was recommended by her battalion. She was screened among hundreds of interested paratroopers. The 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, Skunza’s higher headquarters, was given 10 slots. Skunza was given the nod over many interested applicants. As a member of the select few, Skunza savored her opportunity to go to England and France as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. “She did such a great job, she was selected to be a member of the color guard

for some of the parades and processions,“ said 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Clewell, also a member of the 412th. The Normandy operation was not all training and preparation. The citizen soldiers had some free time to enjoy the small towns they visited. “France was great,” said Skunza. “The townspeople treated us very well. We were able to visit many small villages and interact with the locals.” The international teams traveled together. The common bond among military personnel – teamwork – is paramount. That solidarity was displayed in the small towns, and the French were glad for all the paratroopers’ par-

ticipation, even the Germans. All the soldiers are cognizant of World War II history. “The French citizens from around Normandy were glad the Germans participated, and we all came together for this event,” said Skunza. “The French citizens are very appreciative of America’s involvement and their rescues during WW II. The people study and are very cognizant of history and are grateful to the United States.” “The French citizens showed appreciation for all the members of the teams,” said Clewell. “Only a little animosity (was shown) toward the Germans from some of the older people, but


Jennifer Skunza of the U.S. Army receives the pin of her new rank, Sgt 1st Class, from 412th Civil Affairs Battalion 1st Sgt. Troy Cochran in the promotion ceremony in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, June 6. She is a graduate of Amelia High School. they appreciated all of us.” The newly promoted Skunza, who is married to Army Sgt. Dan Skunza, has two children – Vincent, 7, and Susan, 4. Skunza relishes her

jumps and being a paratrooper so much, she is taking her skills to the next level. She prepares to become an Airborne Jumpmaster in September at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Lytle is considered the father of Clermont County When the Harmony Hill Association celebrated the birthday of Major Gen. William Lytle Aug. 29, the photos of the event did not include information about Lytle’s contributions to Clermont County. The following information is from the Clermont County Historical Society. In 1791, William Lytle, 21, already had four years of Indian warfare under his belt, was learning the science of surveying and had begun a lucrative career in land speculation.

In the mid 1790s he acquired several hundred acres of land on the East Fork of the Little Miami River. In the winter of 17951796, William, with his brother John, platted a small town on the west bank of the river and named it “Lytlestown.” Not long after, when this new town was officially dedicated, the name was changed to Williamsburgh. When Clermont County was established by proclamation Dec. 6, 1800, William Lytle’s flourishing village was designated the seat of justice for the

new county. Williamsburg remained the county seat until 1824 when the courts were moved to Batavia. Due to Lytle’s efforts in promoting the settlement of the area that later became Clermont County, he is frequently referred to today as the “Father of Clermont County.” When the courts first convened at Williamsburg, William Lytle was commissioned the first clerk of courts. He held this position until Ohio’s admission as a state in March 1803. Lytle remained in

Williamsburg until 1809 when he moved to the rapidly growing “Queen City of the West,” Cincinnati. There, he built a home on the site of present-day Lytle Park, directly across Pike Street from today’s Taft Art Museum. By the time Lytle moved his family to Cincinnati, he had become a wealthy man from his many land deals and business ventures. He moved among the circles of the powerful and influential and, shortly after war erupted between

the U.S. and Great Britain in 1812, William Lytle was appointed a Major General of the Ohio Militia. He was thereafter known as “General Lytle” the remainder of his life. In 1829, he was appointed surveyor general of the public lands of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan by his friend President Andrew Jackson. Unfortunately, he did not enjoy this high position for very long. He died March 17, 1831, at age 61.


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Par Avion: An Exhibit of Photovella Postcards, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Park National Bank Art Gallery. 43 interactive photo-based works by artist Ken Gibson. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. 732-5200. Batavia.


Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. Through Nov. 18. 379-4900; Mount Carmel. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “The Tale of Applebeck Orchard” by Susan Wittig Albert. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 2480700. Milford.


Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Stories, games and crafts. Ages 0 to 6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.


Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Includes butterflies through various stages of development on display; flying butterflies in the greenhouse; and exhibits about butterflies identification, butterfly gardening, migration and their life cycle. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275; Anderson Township.

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Trollbeads Trunk Show, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, 16 Main St., New beads, special offers and more. Free. Presented by AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts. 8318300; Milford. F R I D A Y, O C T . 1


Antique and Junktique Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, household items, books and baby and seasonal items. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. 683-4757; Loveland.


Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., Plus-level square and round dance club. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; www.molerraceway Williamsburg. Cincinnati Mini Grand Prix, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati, 2848 US 50, Teams comprised of drivers and pit crews to compete for the checkered flag. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Ages 18 and up. $1500 per team. Registration required. Presented by EventFund, LLC. 708-

9762; Batavia. Cruisin’ the Parkway, 5 p.m., Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive, Car show with door prizes, music and charity split-the-pot. Family friendly. Free. 8317550. Milford. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2


Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Elli Bambakidis presents “Preserving Your Family’s Collectibles: Textiles, Paper-Based Items – Including Photographic Materials.” Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; Batavia. Care for Your Car, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., AAA Beechmont, 8124 Beechmont Avenue, Free battery testing and a 56-point vehicle inspection to help motorists prepare for cold months ahead. Includes special deals, discounts, refreshments and more. Free. Presented by AAA. 762-3100; carservices. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Loveland Frog Festival, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Leap Frog 5 mile run and ride race, inflatables, games, petting zoo, fire truck, magician, music, raffle and more. Pancake breakfast: $5, $3 children. Registration required for race online. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland. Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Theme: Native American Weekend. Featuring Native American drum group and dancing. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Gunfights, dancing girls, crafts, music and magicians. Food available. Free parking. Rain or shine. Family friendly. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. Through Oct. 10. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by iphotographer Nancy Ford Cones, who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692;


EventFund, LLC is presenting the Cincinnati Mini Grand Prix 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati, 2848 US 50, Batavia. Teams comprised of drivers and pit crews compete for the checkered flag. For ages 18 and up. Cost is $1,500 per team. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Registration is required. Call 708-9762; Pictured are Kory McDonald, left, and Nick Caliguri of the Cincinnati Fire team changing drivers during a pit stop in last year’s Cincinnati Mini Grand Prix in downtown Cincinnati. Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Ross Gowdy House Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St., Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.


Loveland Leap Frog 5 Mile Run and Ride, 8:30 a.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Bike Trail. Mixture of running and biking in which one team member runs while the other bikes. Includes three mandatory bike stops where team members must complete a physical tasks which may include calisthenics, obstacle course, balance and coordination movements. $60 two-person team, pancake breakfast included. Registration required, available online. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 6831544; Loveland.


required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. No cover charge. 248-2999. Milford. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 5

FARMERS MARKET Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 688-1009; Mount Carmel.

Swap in the Alley, 9 a.m.-noon, Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive, Swap meet and bench racing. Bring what fits in your trunk or pick-up. No trailers. Free. 8317550. Milford.




Volunteer Exploration Sessions, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Discover many volunteer opportunities available at CNC. Free. 831-1711. Union Township. S U N D A Y, O C T . 3

FESTIVALS Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, Theme: Native American Weekend. Featuring Native American drum group and dancing. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate. Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 6

FOOD & DRINK WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Health Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate. Back and Spinal Care Class, Noon-12:30 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Introduction to chiropractic care and what conditions it can help. Importance of spinal health, good posture, proper ergonomics and biomechanics discussed to help prevent injuries. Free. 7536325. Eastgate.


Jon Petz, 6-7:30 p.m., Ohio Valley Voices, 6642 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Motivational speaker and corporate magician. Ages 21 and up. Free. 791-1458; Loveland.


Herpetology Programs, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Topic: Striking Behavior of Snakes. Learn more about reptiles and amphibians with the Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. CNC Members free, $3 nonmember adult, child $1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. 831-1711; Union Township.


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


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. 231-2114. Anderson Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


Walking Tour, 2-4 p.m., Greenlawn Cemetery, 687 Ohio 50, Gary Knepp, well-known Clermont historian, greets visitors and offers historical information at the cannons in Sections 17 and 18 near the flagpole. Milford Theatre Guilde and GMAHS members portray historical characters buried in Greenlawn. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society. $10. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford. M O N D A Y, O C T . 4 PHOTO BY SANDY UNDERWOOD

R. Ward Duffy is Jake and Kelly Hutchinson is Roxanne in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “The Understudy.” Theresa Rebeck’s bitingly witty look at what goes on behind the scenes of the acting world runs through Oct. 17 in the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit

DANCE CLASSES Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and shoes. $5 per class. Registration


Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown Cincinnati, Fifth and Elm streets. Admission is free. More than 100 national, regional and local authors will be on hand to sign books, give talks, and hold author panel discussions on a variety of subjects spanning from cooking to sports. Authors include Augusten Burroughs, Curtis Sittenfeld, Betsy Ross and many more. For children and families, there will be storybook characters, music and other activities in the K12 Kids’ Corner. Visit


September 30, 2010

Bethel Journal


Empty churches, crowded pathways and loneliness Over most of my many years as a priest, when I offered Sunday Mass it was done in a crowded church. Sometimes only standing room. No longer is that so except for Christmas and Easter. The Cincinnati Enquirer (Sept. 19, 2010) carried a front page story about diminishing Mass attendance in Catholic churches. Except for non-denominational groups, many Christian churches are experiencing the same problem. More than one-quarter of American adults have left the faith of their childhood. So says the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life based on reviews with 35,000 adults. The people who are not at church on Sunday are not at home brooding over the church’s faults. They are sleeping, shopping at the mall, working in their yard, having team practices, jogging, walking, watching football or baseball, etc. They want the church to be there when they want it, even if they do not want it very often. These are not bad people. There is no conscious conspiracy against going to church, values and spiritu-

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a l i t y . What is happening is that a number of important factors have been happening over the last 50 years that h a v e brought us

to this point. Now it has become difficult not just to think about God or to pray, but to have any interior depth whatsoever. Father Ronald Rolheiser writes, “It is not that we have anything against God, depth and spirit, it is just that we are habitually too preoccupied to have any of these show up on our radar screens. We are more busy than bad, more distracted than nonspiritual, and more interested in the movie theater, the sports stadium, and the shopping mall and the fantasy life they produce than we are in church.” Besides this busyness and preoccupation, another significant factor that has “gotten to us” is individualism. After countless centuries, the modern world is

Fraud alert one way to prevent identity theft One of the most popular ways for criminals to steal your identity is to try to get a credit card in your name. If they succeed they can run up thousands of dollars in charges, and you may not find out until the thief has fled. Amy Winegardner of Wyoming suspected someone was trying to steal her identity when a financial company notified her about a credit card for which she had never applied. “I got a letter saying my husband and I had applied for a credit card and that we were declined. I would never had applied for one, and I’m like surprised,” she said. Winegardner was not only surprised but a little worried too about what such a credit application really means. “I think somebody got information on me and applied for a credit card and … but my credit’s not the best so it was declined – which was great,” she said. This is not the first time something like this has happened. “In 2008 there was (an unauthorized) withdrawal out of my checking account from a German file hosting company,” Winegardner said. I had Winegardner check her credit report on the Internet. She said she hadn’t checked it in quite a while. She needed to look for unusual things like unauthorized credit card applications and accounts. Winegardner checked and found nothing out of the ordinary. However, because someone did try to open a credit card in her name, she filed a fraud alert with the credit bureau. She says she never realized this was an action she could and should take.

“No, I d i d n ’ t until we were reading the ‘ requently a s k e d q u e s ions.’ Howard Ain tLike it Hey Howard! said, the initial alert is for 90 days and the extended one is for seven years.” You can place an extended fraud alert on your credit bureau report if you’ve been the victim of identity theft and provide the credit bureau with a police identity theft report. Fraud alerts prevent an identity thief from opening any accounts in your name. You only need to contact one of the three credit reporting companies to have an alert placed on all their reports. When a business sees the alert it must first verify your identity before issuing credit. Be advised, this may cause some delays if you apply for credit. You should check your credit report yearly and can do so for free at Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

shifting from being ruled by the power of the mace and the miter. Now spiritual authority is seen as especially being held in the hands of the individual person and his or her conscience. “Habits of the Heart” is a successful book first published in the mid-1980s. One of its chief observations was the growing number of youth and adults who looked to themselves alone as the possessors of spiritual truth, not organized religion. As a result of this book, a study was done. One of the participants in the study was Sheila Larson, a young nurse. She expressed her idea of religion and spirituality thus: “I believe in God. I’m not a religious fanatic. I can’t remember the last time I went to church. My faith has carried me a long way. It’s Sheilaism. Just my own little voice.” So succinctly did she verbalize extreme individualism that ever since the name Sheilaism designates many who live their lives accordingly. The spirituality revolution that is going on assumes that the individual knows best. The idea is that

a person who is independent of organized religion and from centuries of religious indoctrination and tradition, becomes more free and truly spiritual. They bristle at authoritative approaches to their personal spirituality and relationship with God. Individualism usually leads to isolation and loneliness. It encourages us to think of ourselves as self-sufficient and self-enclosed. What is lost is a sense of communal togetherness,

support during stressful times of life and death, and the absence of fulfilling rituals of passage such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. As the years go by and questions about life and death multiply, extreme individualists experience an increasing spiritual illiteracy. They lack a fuller and sustaining grasp of crucial beliefs such as baptism, the incarnation, resurrection, redemption, and an adult understanding of scripture. Authoritarianism and

poor education by church leaders, and individualism and lack of openness by church members, are the two things that will keep lessening the effectiveness of religion in our day. God’s Spirit is trying to lead us forward. Let’s not drag our feet. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Tempt them with some homemade apple rollups Today’s the first day of autumn and even though the temperature is at an alltime high, it still feels like fall outside, what with the leaves falling from the trees and crinkling Rita underfoot, Heikenfeld and the Rita’s kitchen apples ripening on our tree. (We don’t have many apples this year, and I have to be vigilant about picking them before the deer find them). And I’ve had a slew of requests to make homemade applesauce and “fruit rollups like you buy but without all the artificial stuff.” I’m happy to say I can help on both counts!

Homemade applesauce, fruit rollups/leather

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Wash, core and cut 3 to 5 pounds of fruit into chunks (apples or pears). Leave skin on because the pectin in the peel helps remove cholesterol.

Cooking options:

Crockpot – Spray pot. Put fruit in. Cook on low for six to eight hours or high for three to five hours until fruit is soft enough to mash. Stovetop – Place in heavy or nonstick large pot. Add up to 1 cup water, cider or apple juice (to keep fruit from sticking), and simmer until fruit is soft. You may have to add a bit more liquid. Careful – the mixture tends to sputter up. Oven – (my preferred method). I use a restaurant steam table pan but use anything that has sides and which will hold fruit. Spray pan. Cook in 350-degree oven until soft.

To purée:

I make this from apples, but pears work well, too. Making your own lets you be in control of the amount of sugar, if any, you add. To see my online video

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Run through food mill or sieve, blender or food processor. Or just chunk up with a potato masher. If desired, sweeten to taste with sugar or a substitute. I usually don’t add any

How to tell if leather is done:

It should pull up from the pan in one sheet.


Day three of making homemade fruit rollup. sweetener. Add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to taste. Do this while fruit is still warm. Now you have the best tasting applesauce ever!

Drying to make fruit rollups/leather:

Spray cookie sheets. Pour puree evenly onto sheets, about 1⁄4-inch deep. I dry mine in the sun. (I’ll cover with cheesecloth if bees are a problem and bring it in at night or if it


rains). It takes about three days to make the rollups. You can also dry it in a warm oven. Mine only goes down to 170 so I prop the door open. You don’t want it to cook too quickly or it will be hard. It will take anywhere from four to eight hours or more depending upon the kind of apples, etc. If it’s late in the evening and it’s still not done, turn the oven off with the leather still in, and proceed in the morning.




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September 30, 2010

Bethel Journal


Fishing is good this time of year Howdy folks, Last week we went to the Batavia Station Restaurant for the P.E.R.I. meeting. There was a nice crowd, but we need more people to be involved in this. This is the union for Public Employees Retirement Incorporated. This is something each state of Ohio retired workers needs to keep informed about how their retirement funds, which they have invested, are being handled. Ruth Ann and I went fishing last Friday morning and caught a fine bunch of crappie. They need to be 9 inches long. We cleaned 21 fine crappie 9 to 11 inches long. This bunch made four big packs for winter eating. Along with the fish there will be plenty of vegetables and of course cornbread. According to the R.F.D. television station there is wheat harvested someplace in this world every month of

the year. They showed a “spelt” grain that takes the place of wheat. I was talking to a feller about the corn head for the self-propelled combine. He said the item that really surprised him was a 40-foot bush hog that will fold up for road travel. There are folks in this country who can master problems and create big equipment like the one we saw that can pick up 10 round bales of hay and then drops one at a time. Our garden is doing good. The radishes are ready to eat, the spinach is doing good along with the broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and green onions. We are so lucky so far the deer haven’t gotten into these vegetables. I had better “peck on wood.” There are different ways folks are using to keep deer out. A neighbor said he uses caution tape, the slight

little breeze will make the tape move and that seems to scare the deer so we are trying it. It looked like the weather was going to be cooler but today as I write this the temperature will be close to 90 degrees. Well it will get cooler sometime. Last Saturday Ruth Ann and I went up to the Ratliff’s for their shrimp harvest. This was the second Saturday. They have two ponds. The amount of frogs that were in the pond was probably in the dozens. There were some big ones but most were small. When the water came out into the stilling basin there

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were a lot of tadpoles along with the shrimp as the water got shallow. There were folks that would wade into the mud picking up some shrimp. Ruth Ann was sitting in the truck watching these fellers wade in the mud and some of them would get stuck then another would help pull the boot out of the mud. When the water got low around the drain pipe, Mr. Ratliff has a tank of water on a trailer to flush the pipe. Then the shrimp really get heavy coming into the stilling basin. One of their daughter’s waded out to the drain pipe to get a section off so the water and shrimp could


Bethel Journal


September 30, 2010

Lunch will be prepared on the Manifold in Chilo “It’s really good and tastes just like we made it on our home grill,” said Bud Lung of Batavia, president of the NoKen Model-T Club. Members of the NoKen and Zane Trace Model-T Clubs will cook pork tenderloin, hot dogs, applesauce and maybe pastry on their car exhaust manifolds while driving to the Chilo Lock #34 Park Fall Back Into Time afternoon event Sunday, Oct. 10. “We will have to stop a

couple of times to check or turn the tenderloin on our drive to the park,” said Lung, who will be cruising to the event in his 1917 Model-T, a black touring car that can reach speeds of up to 45 miles an hour. A dozen Model-T and some Model-A cars will take part in the afternoon cruise-in celebrating the history of the county park system. “We invite everyone to come on out to the Chilo Lock #34 Park and see this unique

car manifold cooking demonstration around noon,” said Clermont Park District Director Chris Clingman. “This is the 85th anniversary of the Chilo Lock and Dam. At one in the afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 10, we’ll have brief presentations on how the site went from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lock and dam to a park. There will also be naturalist-led walks around the park on those days.”

“It is a real stress buster to go driving in one of my antique cars,” said Lung who got involved in car collecting only five years ago and already has three Model-T cars and one Model-A car. “It’s just like those potato chips; no one can have just one. People are so friendly when they see you driving one of these cars. They wave and come up to you to talk about the history of the car.” Lung said that his 1917 car gets about 20 miles

per gallon of gas and yes, he does have to crank it to start it. “Having these historic cars here at the Chilo Park is a great way to celebrate the history of the parks,” said Clingman. For more information about the Fall Back Into Time events, contact the Clermont County Park District at (513) 876-9013 or visit For more information about the antique car clubs call (513) 732-0067.

RELIGION Bethel Assembly of God

As you get ready for back to school, why not come back to church, too. Besides being a great place for your kids to learn moral values, studies show attending church makes you healthier and happier. The church offers great programs for kids – from babies to teens, relevant teaching to help people live lives connected. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m. Sunday services is 10:45 a.m. Come early for refreshments and coffee. The church is at 321 North Main St., Bethel; 734-2171.

Felicity Church of the Nazarene

Church members will host a Fall Revival from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, and at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, through Wednesday, Oct. 6, with Evangelist Rev. Gene Jackson. The church is at 305 Light Street, Felicity; 876-2153.

The Old Bethel M.E. Church



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


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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

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


844 State Rt. 131

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

513 831 0196

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

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


Sunday School ~ 9:30 am


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

Indoor Worship Service

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Classes for every age group

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided


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5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


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

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:


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

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

Trinity United Methodist

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

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

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor


176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“Room for the Whole Family”

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

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330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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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



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

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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


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

Thomas Queen III, 40, 3729 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, mechanic, and Anna Ennis, 41, 3729 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, nurse aide. Dustin Cecil, 28, 2208 Swings Corner-Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, electrician, and Candice Conley, 29, 3251 Jackson Pike, Batavia, home health aide. Charles Canada, 27, 216 E. Osborne, Bethel, carpenter, and Linda Test, 31, 216 E. Osborne, Bethel, housewife. Steven Oldham, 24, 3040 Angel Drive, Bethel, and Brittney Bays, 18, 3040 Angel Drive, Bethel, nurse aide. Stephen J. Schneuer, 54, 3423 Ohio 125, Bethel, home inspector, and Leslie Corman, 42, 3423 Ohio 125, Bethel, senior property manager.

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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities


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“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262






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

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The Old Bethel M. E. Church Historical Society, Inc. is sponsoring a homecoming service at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, at the church. A program of music by the Kinner Express is being planned. Light refreshments will be served following the program. The church is located on the south side of the East Fork State Park just north of Bantam.

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

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125 Storage 1958 Ohio Pike Amelia, Ohio 45102 1. Amy DeRose I339 3119 Macedonia Bethel, Ohio 45106 2. Courtni Evans E151 53 Maple Avenue Amelia, Ohio 45102 3 . Bruce Marshall B22 3420 SR 132 #8 Amelia, Ohio 45102 4. Brian Norton K393/409 2907 Fairoak Road Amelia, Ohio 45102 1907 LEGAL NOTICE RESOLUTION 894 A C C E P T I N G AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR, adopted 09/13/2010 by the Bethel Village Council. Complete details of the legislation are available upon request at the Municipal Fiscal Office, 120 N. Main St., Bethel, Ohio 45106. Mayor James T. Dick, Fiscal Officer Angelina Burton 1001591053



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



Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 6018 Felicity Meadows, Franklin Township, $93,600; new, 1157 Parkside, Union Township, $106,350. Jason Barger, Felicity, trailer, 977 Richey Road, Franklin Township. Staples Electric, Hamersville, alter, 2587 Airport Road, Tate Township. James Triplett, New Richmond, alter, 2752 Case Road, Tate Township. Ralph Fithen, Bethel, alter, 3525 Patterson Road, Tate Township. Fiscus Excavating & Trucking, Batavia, demolition, 2435 Ohio 133, Tate Township.

Ryan Springer, Moscow, wood stove, 108 Santa Maria Woods, Washington Township. Big Indian Properties, Amelia, trailer, 2021 Big Indian Road, Washington Township. Joseph Carlotta, Bethel, deck, 2489 Bethel Maple, Tate Township, $4,000. James Armstrong, Bethel, pole barn, 2173 Nola Lane, Tate Township, $6,300. Green Excavating, Bethel, alter, 2668 Ohio 132, Ohio Township; alter, 3696 Spring Grove, Tate Township; alter, 3213 Old Ohio 32,


Ohio Township Association Risk Management vs. Anthony C. Arnett, other tort Vanessa Shephard vs. Thomas C. Johnson and Motorists Mutual Insurance Company, other tort Noralee Cmehil vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and Bertha Lee Schneider, worker’s compensation Lifton Loan Servicing LP vs. Andrea Burckard and Timothy A. Reitter, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Eric L. Noak, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Carolyn Sue Parker, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Patrick O. Hackathorn Jr. and Andrea R. Hackathorn, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Albert F. Thompson and Michelle R. Thompson, foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Shannon R. Lofton, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph R. Waters Sr., et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Joel G. Steele, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Gary E. Ballard, et al., foreclosure United States of America vs. Derek L. Lambert, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Robert D. Erdmann Jr., et al., foreclosure Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Leslie Earl Oberschlake, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Lisa G. Marriott and Michael A. Marriott, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. James C. Fehl and Shona M. Fehl, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Roy A. Young, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Robert Wilson, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. James W. Sedgwick Jr., et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon fka Bank of New York vs. Matthew T. Cockerham, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Corporation USA vs. Cheryl M. Bullard, et al., foreclosure Chase Bank Finance LLC vs. Amy L. Smith, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robert W. Hoffman, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Diane M. Mofford, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer Clermont County Ohio vs. Robert W. Hampton, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Wayne A. Shipley and Clermont County Teachers Credit Union J Robert True Treasurer vs. Olivia Valentine, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Sue E. Carter, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Harry A. Meeker, et al., foreclosure PNC Mortgage vs. David C. Hawthorne, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Heather N. Bradford, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Arthur R. Pharris and Deborah Sue Pharris, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Rifagat Ali and Heather Ali, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Daniel E. Elfers, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Lisa M. James, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Ramona L. Burns, foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. James R. Hensley, et al., foreclosure First National Bank vs. Garry Brasch Custom Homes Inc., et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Dwayne A. Dillon, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lori A. Katzenstein, et al., foreclosure Linda A. Davis vs. Mary Louise Davis, et al., other civil Riverwalk Holdings LTD vs. John Ellington, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Joe M. Doyle, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Jet Transportation Services Inc., other civil Thomas Fussnecker vs. JP Construction Co. Inc., other civil Fifth Third Bank vs. Nancy J. Gaible, other civil

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Williamsburg Township. Delbert Bumgardner, Felicity, alter, 530 Wagner Road, Franklin Township. WRS Gallenstein, Cincinnati, alter, 2941 Ohio 133, Tate Township.


Timothy Singler, Georgetown, alterBethel Tire, 613 W. Plane St., Bethel Village. Gary Reed, Bethel, alter, 2887 Ohio 125, Tate Township. JVAC Construction Management, Amelia, site development, 2719 Woodruff, Tate Township.

John L. Wilson vs. Debra E. Benedict, other civil Monsanto Company vs. Gayle Greager, other civil Advertiser Printers Inc. vs. Sophisticated Marketing Inc. and Keith Sprunk, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Jesse C. Dunbar, other civil Citimortgage Inc. vs. Katrina R. Atkins, other civil JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Nature Outfitters Inc., et al., other civil E-mail: clermont@c


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Meria McClanahan, 26, 206 East Fork Crossing, Batavia, theft at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 17. James L. Bowman, 32, 679 Park Lane, Loveland, receiving stolen property at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 17. Alex Lee Jackson, 20, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road No. 11, New Richmond, theft at 2774 Wilson Road, Bethel, Sept. 18. Zachary H. McClanahan, 21, 2730 Ohio 222, Lot 17, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 17. Nicole J. Fink, 28, 2573 Bantam Road, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2597 Bantam Road, Bethel, Sept. 15. George Newman, 19, 2597 Bantam Road, Bethel, theft at 2597 Bantam Road, Bethel, Sept. 15. Felix C. Napier, 38, 2251 Dean Road, Bethel, felonious assault, assault, criminal damaging/endangering at




Jennifer Lewis vs. Adam Lewis Marlin B. Cox vs. Kelli R. Cox Dawn Nichole Hoskins vs. Christopher David Hoskins Matthew Woeber vs. Katie Woeber Tracy Burnett vs. Timothy Burnett Travis Daniel Beckelhymer vs. Selissa Annda Beckelhymer Tammy Rena Baird vs. Charles Steven Baird Sonya Hughes vs. Robert Hughes Brianna J. Harrison vs. Corbit O. Harrison Heather Elizabeth Madsen vs. David George Madsen Jason L. Reid vs. Rachael R. Reid

2251 Dean Road, Bethel, Sept. 14. Jerry E. Marlow, 34, 489 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at Vine St./ West St., Felicity, Sept. 15.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 2251 Dean Road, Bethel, Sept. 14.

Breaking and entering

At 102 Ohio 133, Felicity, Sept. 18.


At 2774 Wilson Road, Bethel, Aug. 30. At 3031 Macedonia Road, Bethel, Sept. 19. At 3795 Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 14.

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At Vine St./ West St., Felicity, Sept. 15.

Felonious assault

At 2251 Dean Road, Bethel, Sept. 14.

Identity fraud

At 2739 Williamsburg Bantam Road,

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


349 N. East Street, Mary & Robert Cravens to Heather Cornelius, 0.1250 acre, $25,000. 204 Springdale Court, Freddy Florence, Executor to Judith CulpAnderson, $117,000.


U.S. Route 52, Willie & Betty Arp to Charles & Barbara Marshall, $10,000. U.S. Route 52, Charles & Barbara Marshall to Willie & Betty Arp, $15,000.

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110 West Vine St., Betty Moore, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.1930 acre, $36,666.67. 510 Light St., U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Dev. to Connie Kaylor & Robert Davis, $24,000.


86 Center St., Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to USA Rental Fund LLC., 1.1040 acre, $15,000. Lot No. 6, Thomas & Nancy Bausum to Adam Hatfield & Robin Mills, 5.2100 acre, $15,000. 1513 Ohio 133, Green Tree Servicing LLC. to Donald & Christina McClanahan, 3.24 acre, $26,500. 4260 Bantam Lane, Lakewood Farms Inc. to James Strunk, 5.0000 acre, $29,500.

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At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 13. At Laub Road, Aberdeen, Sept. 15.

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At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 11.

Possession of drugs

At Vine St./ West St., Felicity, Sept. 15.

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At 2597 Bantam Road, Bethel, Sept. 11. At 2630 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 11. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 29.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters

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At 105 Center St., Georgetown, Sept. 18.


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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. Cathy D. Carter, 49, 16793 Ohio 68, Mt. Orab, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Owensville Police. Jeffrey M. Storch, 41, 1174 Nature Run Road, Batavia, illegal manufacture of drugs, trafficking in anabolic steroids, cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, trafficking in marijuana, child endangering, aggravated possession of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Carl Shockley Jr., 34, 653 Arlington Drive, Cincinnati, rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department. Robert G. Gephart, 55, 4307 Cider Mill, Cincinnati, felonious sexual

penetration, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department. Jessica Marie Meyer, 26, 3845 Jackle Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Leonard Meyer, 31, 3845 Jackle Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, resisting arrest, Union Township Police Department. Nicholas Charles Luck, 28, 2390 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Joshua Michael Bell, 22, 2882 Pond Run Road, New Richmond, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Anthony C. Voskuhl Jr., 21, 491 Little Turtle Lane, Cincinnati, illegal administration of anabolic steroids, illegal manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Garry T. Brasch, 47, 6582 Carriage Hill Lane, Madeira, passing bad checks, Goshen Police. Roger Lee Keaton, 36, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police. Jeremy Ross Downing, 18, burglary, theft, Miami Township Police. Anthony Bruce Atkins, 33, 2917 Lakehurst Drive, Moraine, Ohio, felonious assault, Milford Police. Kenneth G. Bond, 46, 972 Chrisfield Drive, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain


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assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Michael Leslie Lewis, 29, 800 Washington St., Manchester, Ohio, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Jason Wayne Francis, 35, 208 W. Second St., Manchester, Ohio, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. David Bennington, 27, 301 E. 44th St., Manchester, Ohio, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Tammy Lynn Hendricks, 25, 458 North St., Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Lisa M. Jackson, 32, 2045 Woodfield Trail, Fairfield, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Jeffery Harold Stamler, 41, 1420 Asher Road, Somerville, Ohio, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Evelyn Christine Yelton, 29, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Steven Matthew Colley, 25, 2745 Ohio 132, New Richmond, vandalism, New Richmond Police. Zeth Hayes, 19, 3621 Carpenter Road, Mt. Orab, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, Miami Township Police. Scott A. Young, 29, 1263 Deblin Road, Milford, ethnic intimidation, assault on police officer, aggravated menacing, inducing panic, resisting arrest, Miami Township Police. Dino Gregory Pansire, 24, 2043 Anna Court, Goshen, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, safecracking, Union Township Police Department. Clyde Ray Warren, 26, 1922 Ohio 222, New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft, Union Township Police Department. Thomas James Iredale, 27, forgery, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department.



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VOTE PRO-LIFE Nov. 2 CE-0000424425

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Paid for by Cincinnati Right to Life Political Action Committee, 1802 W. Galbraith Rd., Cinti, OH 45239, J. Widmeyer, Treas.


The Clermont County administration must make some adjustments to the 2010 appropriations, but no major changes or cuts are expected at this...

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