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Veterans Service Commission President Howard Daugherty, right, presents Ralph Woodruff with military medals.

Pacesetters to be honored Two well-known Clermont County residents and the county’s only university will be honored at this year’s Clermont Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter Dinner. The pacesetter dinner is designed to honor individuals, organizations and corporations that have contributed to the economic vitality of Clermont County and have a concern for the county and its residents. Full story, A2

Senior services ask to renew levy Meals on Wheels, adult day care, home care, medical transportation – these are all services seniors in Clermont County receive through Clermont Senior Services. When voters decide the fate of Issue 13 this election day, these are the services that could be impacted. Issue 13 is the renewal request for the 1.3-mill levy that pays for services provided to seniors. Full story, A2

Firefighters visit child care facility The Felicity-Franklin Fire Department paid a visit to Precious Resources Christian Child Care Oct. 17. The firefighters showed the kids what their uniform looks like and what they should do in case of a fire. They also took them outside to see the inside and outside of one of the department’s fire trucks. Full story, A4

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Storage container at Grant part of national research project By Kellie Geist-May and John Seney

BETHEL — It might just look like a giant storage container, but the 20-foot refrigeration pod at Grant Career Center is actually part of a research project aimed at tackling the Asian longhorn beetle infestation. When commercial tree removers start cutting down infested trees in Bethel and Tate Township soon, certain pieces will be sent to Massachusetts for eradication research. “We have a little outbreak in Bethel, but there’s also one in Worchester, (Massachusetts) that we’ve been working on for a while. When the trees in Bethel are cut down, some infested pieces will be kicked aside for research work. That material will be kept in the refrigeration container until Dec. 1, when it can be brought to Massachusetts,” said Ron Mack, commodity treatment specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture APHIS PPQ division. “The wood has to be kept cool to slow the life cycle of the insects,” he said. The refrigeration pod was placed in the school’s parking lot Oct. 11. Mack said the 20-foot lengths of wood from Bethel will be part

This refrigeration storage pod was delivered to Grant Career Center Oct. 11. The container will be used to house Asian longhorn beetle infested wood until it can be transported to Massachusetts for research.THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY of a study aimed as using radio frequencies - instead of methylbromide - to kill the beetles. He said the idea is to place the wood between electrical fields and figure out a temperature and exposure that will kill the beetle, but not the tree. Grant Superintendent Ken Morrison said the school is

Bid awarded for street paving work By John Seney

BETHEL — Village council members Oct. 17 awarded a bid for this year’s paving project. The contract was awarded to Rack Seven Paving Co. of Cincinnati in the amount of $68,816. Money for the paving work comes from the village’s street levy. Council member Tim Cherry, chair of the public works committee, said Rack Seven was the lowest and best bid of the three received. Cherry asked council members to approve the bid as an emergency measure, which they did.

“more than glad to help” with the project. “Since we serve half of Clermont County and our students are from a prominently rural area, we want to be a part of stopping this beetle problem,” he said. “It’s a major disaster out here and we don’t want it to spread to other communities.”

“This is a community service we can help with,” Morrison said. Morrison said the pod came from Pennsylvania State University and is connected to the school’s electrical system. While the pod does not require anything but electricity from the school, Morrison is hoping he can get at least some of the students involved in the eradication effort. “We have a couple of great teachers in our horticulture and land science areas. It would be really good experience if we can get our kids involved in this (removal) effort somehow. That’s something we’re looking into,” he said. Morrison also said Grant Career Center may be used as a staging area for the arborists during the tree removal. The inspection of trees for signs of the Asian longhorn beetle is ongoing, but more than 1,700 infested trees had been found so far. The inspections are being conducted in Tate Township, Bethel and East Fork Lake State Park by 37 inspectors from three agencies – the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.


“Because of the time of year, the asphalt plants are closing,” he said. “I would like to get this done as quickly as possible.” Sections of four streets were identified for paving work: » South Charity Street from Cherry Street to Florence Avenue. » South Union Street from Water Street to Cherry Street. » North Ash Street from Davis Lane to the end of Ash. » Cherry Street from Main Street to East Street. Cherry said the work should be completed by Nov. 30. The next Bethel village council meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the village municipal building, 120 N. Main St.

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Levy will maintain Clermont Senior Services By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. — Meals on Wheels, adult day care, home care, medical transportation – these are all services seniors in Clermont County receive through Clermont Senior Services. When voters decide the fate of Issue13 this election day, these are the services that could be impacted. Issue 13 is the renewal request for the1.3-mill levy that pays for services provided to seniors. The mon-

ey from this levy goes to Clermont County and the commissioners contract with Clermont Senior Services to provide the services. The current levy expires Dec. 31 and, without a new levy, Clermont Senior Services will not be able to operate. “The senior services levy is the cornerstone of our funding. It’s 75 to 80 percent of our budget and it allows us to meet the required local match for state and federal dollars,”

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said George Brown, Clermont Senior Services executive director. “If the levy doesn’t pass, we would be faced with having to put a plan together for closing down our operations.” Brown said Clermont Senior Services provides some type of service to about 5,000 older adults. At least half of those would have to go into a nursing home to receive the necessary services - like transportation to medical appointments - especially dialysis - steady meals and adult day care. Only about three percent of the funding the organization receives is spent on senior center activities, he said.

NEW CONTRACT During the Clermont County commissioners’ work session Oct. 18, the board agreed to renew the contract with Clermont Senior Services. The existing contract is for three years including two renewals. This is the final renewal year. Clermont County Adminstrator Dave Spinney said the new contract is contigent on the passage of Issue 13. Without levy dollars, the county cannot fund Clermont Senior Services, he said. Although the election is Nov. 8, the contract must be renewed this month. The commissioners are expected to take an official vote on the contract the week of Oct. 24.

If the levy passes, it will bring in about $5.4 million per year for the next five years. According to Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury, the 1.3-mill levy will cost $37 per $100,000 of homevalue. That totals about

Clermont County could decide constitutionality Lisa J. Mauch

CLERMONT CO. — A Batavia Township woman is challenging the constitutionality of the new Ohio congressional districts signed into law Sept. 26 by Gov. John Kasich. Belinda Ward of Batavia Township filed a complaint with the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Monday, Oct. 17. The complaint will be heard by

Common Pleas Judge Jerry McBride. Attorney Joseph Braun filed the complaint for Ward against Kasich, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives William Batchelder, President of the Ohio Senate Thomas Niehaus of New Richmond and the Clermont County Board of Elections. In the complaint, Ward is asking the court to de-

By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. — Two well-known Clermont County residents and the county’s only university will be honored at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter Dinner. The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.10, at Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. The awards will start at 6:30 p.m. The pacesetter dinner is designed to honor individuals, organizations and corporations that have contributed to the economic vitality of Clermont County and have a concern for the

county and its residents. The Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award will be presented to Tom Rocklin. Rocklin has been involved with Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, the Clermont Northeastern Local School District, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Clermont Senior Services, the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, the United Way and more. Chris Smith will be given the 2010/2011 The Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. Smith served as the executive director of Clermont 20/20. Clermont 20/20 closed earlier year amid economic hardship. For 23

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Braun, an attorney at Strauss & Troy, said his client filed her suit because she was upset with what she saw happening in Columbus. “She believes the manner in which the congressional districts were drawn is unfair and unconstitutional,” said Braun. He said she doesn’t have an argument with the census information, only with how it is being used.

years, the non-profit provided services such as adult leadership, college readiness programs and hosted the annual Salute to Leaders event. Smith also has held multiple county and state positions regarding economic development. The 2010/2011 Corporate Pacesetter Award recipient will be given to the UC Clermont College for the contributions they’ve made to the county. While UC Clermont continues to see increases in enrollment, they’ve expanded their campus in Clermont County. The college also hosts multiple events to support the community

and boasts a career center and public library as well as groups committed to educational outreach and community arts. “This year’s recipients are the epitome of what a Pacesetter should be. They have been leaders within Clermont County, continue to do great work and make selfless contributions to the county’s quality of life,” said Matt Van Sant, president/CEO of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. Tickets for the dinner are available and the cost is $70 for chamber members and $85 for non-members. Call 576-5000 or visit




clare the new congressional districts violate the U.S. Constitution. This action could affect the filing deadlines for candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives race since it could stop the defendants from using the new congressional district lines and asks to have the lines redrawn. Ohio’s congressional districts are determined using data from the U.S. Census.

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$3.16 per month. This is what taxpayers are paying today. “This is a renewal that will not raise taxes. There was no justification, in these hard economic times, to propose an increase.

Families are struggling and our board made a conscious and deliberate effort to button down the hatches and do everything we could to reduce spending so we could just ask for a renewal,” Brown said. The organization instituted a wage freeze in 2008, increased employee health care contributions and eliminated eight full-time and several part-time positions. Operational changes made include changing Meals-on-Wheels to weekly delivery. For more information about Clermont Senior Services or Issue 13, visit


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ing will take place at 7 p.m. at Bethel-Tate Middle School, and the program will be Episode 2 of the American Heritage Series with David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders. Contact Kathy Freudenberger at 734-1855 for more information.


If you are looking for a job, circle Friday, Oct. 28, on your calendar. Workforce One of Clermont County is holding a job fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the seminar room of the agency, 756 Old Ohio 74 in Union Township. “We have at least11businesses participating in the job fair,” said Workforce One Business Services Representative Cathy Sahlfeld. “All these companies are hiring for positions in Clermont County. Applicants need to bring copies of a resume, two forms of identification, and come dressed as you would for an interview.” The free job fair will feature companies including Alliance Data, Affordable Language Service, BIC Roofing, Interim

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Pancake breakfast

BETHEL — The Bethel Lions Club's first pancake breakfast for the school year will be held at the Bethel-Tate High School Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The price is the same, $4 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. This includes all the pancakes you can eat, sausage, potato cake, orange juice, coffee or milk. Lions Club members voted to donate the proceeds to the Bethel United Methodist Church Kitchen of Hope, which has a free meal every Saturday from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Also the club will make a donation to the kid’s backpack of food through the Bethel Tate P.T.A.



Fund-raising under way for Korean War memorial


By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. Fund-raising efforts are moving forward for the Korean War Memorial at Miami Meadows Park. Bill Knepp, a member of the group planning the memorial, said he is hoping to raise more than $35,000 from the raffle of two surplus Miami Township police cars. The township trustees Oct. 18 approved the transfer of the cars to the group. The trustees originally planned to donate the cars to the group, but instead sold them for $50 a piece. The change was at the request of the memorial

Patricia Warren spends time with her grandson Cayden Warren, a kindergartner, during the William Bick Primary grandparents tea Oct. 17. Grandparents enjoyed juice and cookies with their grandchildren, visited their classrooms and were entertained with the songs "My Mother is a Baker" and "Tooty Ta." THANKS TO MARY ANN DILLON

Historical marker knocked over By John Seney

WAYNE TWP. — A roadside historical marker that recognizes the significance of a pioneer trail through Clermont County was knocked over in an apparent attempt to steal it, possibly for its scrap metal value. The post holding the marker, at 6577 Ohio 133 near Edenton, was bent over sometime Oct. 13 or or Oct. 14, said Pam Helton, who rents a home on the property. The damage was reported to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, and depu-

ties turned the information over to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Josh Wallace, Clermont County manager for ODOT, said state workers removed the marker from the damaged post. He said workers will install a new post and replace the marker. “We will put it back up as soon as we can,” he said. In a report on the damage to the marker, Deputy Nicholas Crouch wrote the sign was made of metal, “and it is possible someone was trying to scrap it.” Ron Hill, president of the Clermont County Historical Society, said the

zations throughout the county, he said. Knepp said another fund-raising effort is being launched to get 50 donors to come forward and donate $500 a piece for the memorial. The donors would have their names engraved at the memorial. “If all the fund-raising efforts come through, about $75,000 should be raised for the memorial,” Knepp said.

group because of changes in IRS regulations, said Larry Fronk, township administrator. The two surplus vehicles - a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2004 Crown Victoria - were posted for sale on the Internet auction site earlier this year, but no offers were received. Because the vehicles were valued at less than $2,500 a piece, the township was allowed under Ohio law to sell them by private sale, Fronk said. Knepp, who thanked the trustees for the cars, said the raffle should begin shortly. Raffle tickets will be sold by non-profit organi-

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Firefighters visit Precious Resources in Felicity By Kellie Geist-May

FELICITY — The Felicity-Franklin Fire Department paid a visit to Precious Resources Christian Child Care Oct. 17. The firefighters showed the kids what their uniform looks like and what they should do in case of a fire. They also took them outside to see the inside and outside of one of the department’s fire trucks.

Members of the Felicity-Franklin Fire Department visited the children at Precious Resources Christian Child Care Oct. 17 to talk about fire prevention.THANKS TO BRANDY JOWERS


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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS A group of students in the Bethel-Tate High School Senior Service Learning Course pull their resources to create a village made of boxes during the school's Shantytown event Oct. 14. TONYA ICENOGLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Patrick Mondy, a student at Bethel-Tate High School, uses duct tape to hold his cardboard-box house together during the service learning class' shantytown Oct. 14. TONYA ICENOGLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bethel-Tate students learn value of home during shantytown By Kellie Geist-May

BETHEL — Between using their cardboard boxes to avoid the wind and cuddling blankets and sweatshirts to keep warm, 16 students in the Bethel-Tate High School Service Learning class got to experience what it would be like to be homeless. The Bethel-Tate High School Shantytown was up from 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, through 8 a.m. Oct. 15, outside the high school. During that time, students had to create homes out of cardboard boxes and duct tape. They were able to bring blankets and wear layers, but when the breezy 49degree darkness came, it was still cold. "I don’t think we really knew what to wear to be in the cold all night. We wore layers, but it was still freezing,” student Alissa Hardin said. “I feel really sorry for people who are homeless. We could wear layers, but they might not have anything to keep them warm.” Fellow student Taylor Lee said the cold also is something she’ll remember. “It was fun at first because we built our boxes and then sat around and talked, but around 1 a.m., we all went in our boxes to sleep and keep warm. Even hud-

Tyler Hacker, left, Rachel Sharp, center, and Nathan Pyles work together on their shantytown houses during the Bethel-Tate High School Shantytown Oct. 14. TONYA ICENOGLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

dled in my blanket, I was still freezing. It was really lonely,” Lee said. “It was an eye-opening experience.” The shantytown project at Bethel-Tate was part of the 2011 Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky City-Wide Shantytown, which is being put on by Faces Without Places, the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless and the Mayerson Foundation High School Service-Learning Program. BethelTate was the only school in Clermont County officially involved in the city-wide project this year, said Jeni Jenkins, director of education and outreach for the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. Thirty schools around the city took part in the project. Jenkins said that while the shantytown is fun, it’s a way to get kids to understand homelessness. “It’s not the same as being homeless - they didn’t have to pick their boxes out of a dumpster - but it does get them to think about how there’s someone out there sleeping in a box,” she said. “From what I hear from other students who have done the shantytown, it does make a difference.” To prepare for the shantytown project, the Bethel-Tate class read “The Soloist” - a book

about a homeless musician - and blogged with Shroder High School about the topics. They also researched homelessness statistics and discussed the issues, teacher Laurie Foster said. They watch “The Soloist” movie during the shantytown project. During the week of Oct. 10, in preparation for the shantytown, the class held a toilet paper drive, a change collection and a locker eviction. Those donations brought in $150 and 1,100 rolls of toilet papers that Foster is going to give to the James Sauls Homeless Shelter in Batavia Township “The shantytown and the donation drives both went very well,” Foster said. “I think the boredom of being out there all night is something they didn’t think about.” Foster said the students also talked about how sleeping in a group outside the school would compare to sleeping in an alley. Overall, Hardin said the shantytown has helped her understand the plight of people who are without a home. “We all have this stereotype of homeless people, but you don’t know why they are homeless what their story is. We need to try not to judge someone unless we’ve walked in their shoes,” she said. “It was a really good experience.”

Brandon Kahlenbeck fit comfortably in the large box he brought for the Bethel-Tate High School Shantytown Oct. 14. TONYA ICENOGLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Taylor Lee and Tyler Lipscomb work together to make cardboard-box homes during the Bethel-Tate Shantytown Oct. 14. TONYA ICENOGLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bethel-Tate High School student Brandi Teeters carries two boxes to the Bethel-Tate Shantytown Oct. 14. The students had to create makeshift homes out of cardboard and duct tape. TONYA ICENOGLE FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Lady Tigers fall in round two By Scott Springer

BETHEL — It’s always a tall order to ask a No. 11 seed to knock off a No. 2 and Bethel-Tate volleyball coach Mary Beth Tucker knew that coming in to the Lady Tigers’ Oct. 20 tilt with McNicholas. Beating Aiken 25-10, 25-11, 25-9 in the first round on Oct. 15, put Bethel-Tate in a showdown with the Girls Greater Cincinnati League-Grey Central champs at Goshen. Five days later, Tucker’s team ended its season as McNicholas took three straight, 25-11, 25-5 and 25-15. Generally, an 8-17 (3-7 SBCAmerican) season is not cause for celebration, but in the case of Bethel-Tate and Tucker, it was a step forward. “We tied for fourth in the American division,” Tucker said. “Compared to last year (1-15) I was very happy. We had some tough losses. We went four games with Amelia early. We won one and lost one (match) with New Richmond and CNE. We definitely competed in every game that we played except a couple.” Three seniors, Dominique Gossett, Julia Hebal and Cyra Jones led Tucker’s Lady Tigers. “Cyra and Dom were my middle blockers and Cyra ended up setting for us this year as well,” Tucker said. “Julia was my libero.” Tucker also cited sophomore Alex Combs stepping up as an outside hitter for Bethel-Tate’s improvement. “She had a lot of kills and was really aggressive on the net for us,” Tucker said. Tucker’s next order of business is replacing seniors Gossett, Hebal and Jones. The cupboard’s not bare with five sophomores and four juniors remaining from this year, but all three seniors logged a lot of games for BethelTate. “It’s going to be pretty tough,” Tucker said, “especially in the hitting aspect. Cyra and Dominique have been our middle blockers for three years. They’re really going to be missed, without a doubt.” Once she figures out the immediate future, Tucker hopes to enhance the long-term future of Bethel-Tate volleyball. She would like to see more youth volleyball in the area and will be holding camps this summer. “At the younger level, before they get into middle school, there hasn’t been a lot of take on it,” Tucker said. “A lot of the girls are playing soccer and don’t know enough about volleyball to get

Sophomore Alex Combs (22), and seniors Julia Hebel (white) and Dominique Gossett (9) are among the Lady Tigers of Bethel-Tate listening to coach Mary Beth Tucker (center) during a timeout in the Division II sectionals against McNicholas. The Lady Tigers' season came to a close Oct. 20 as McNicholas won 25-11, 25-5, 25-16.SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bethel-Tate sophomore hitter Alex Combs (22 red) waits with libero Julia Hebel (white) for a McNicholas shot to cross the net in the Division II sectional volleyball tournament at Goshen High School Oct. 20. The Lady Rockets ended the Lady Tigers' season in straight sets.SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bethel-Tate senior Dominique Gossett serves the ball against McNicholas Oct. 20 in the Division II sectionals at Goshen. Gossett is one of three seniors on the squad coach Mary Beth Tucker will be losing.SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

into it. That’s our hope in the next couple of years to build that up. We’ve got some ideas for the spring and the summer to hopefully increase interest.” She also plans on developing her own players to build on what this year’s Lady Tigers accomplished. “Next summer we’re definitely going to go to a team camp somewhere,” Tucker said. “I’ve looked into UK (Kentucky). We went to Wittenberg a couple years ago. A lot of our girls are going to try and play club, which is great.”

Cyra Jones (3), Dominique Gossett (9) and Sam Greene (19) get into position as Bethel-Tate faced McNicholas in the Division II sectional Oct. 20 at Goshen High School. McNicholas ended the Lady Tigers' season 25-11, 25-5, 25-16.SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Senior libero Julia Hebel crouches in position awaiting a shot from McNicholas Oct. 20 in the Division II sectional volleyball tournament at Goshen High School. Hebel and Bethel-Tate lost to the Lady Rockets in straight sets to end their season at 8-17.SCOTT SPRINGER/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Football Amelia 33, Bethel-Tate 7 Amelia scored 20 third-quarter points to pull away. Amelia quarterback Gabe Weaver went 12-for-22 passing with two touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. The Barons’ senior running back Cameron Wisby ran 16 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns and Dominic Garcia caught three passes for 69 yards and a touchdown. Next up: The Tigers search for a win as they host New Richmond Oct. 28.

Cross country

» Bethel-Tate’s boys were second in the Southern Buckeye Conference-American division at the

league meet at Western Brown Oct. 15. Ashton Hutchinson was the Tigers’ top finisher at ninth in 19:09.On Oct. 22 at the Division II district meet at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Jadon Henry and Sumner Hobart were the Tigers’ best finishers. Henry was 35th in 18:56.53, Hobart was was 36th in 18:56.92. » The Lady Tigers of BethelTate took the league championship at the Southern Buckeye Conference meet Oct. 15. Andi Lanigan took third overall in 21:09, while Deanna Sipple was sixth in 21:31. At the district meet Oct. 22, Lanigan qualified for the regional championships by finishing 12th in 21:07.54. Deanna Sipple finished 19th. » Felicity-Franklin’s Cheyenne Trammel finished third in the Southern Buckeye Conference-

National division with a time of 23:38 Oct. 15. On Oct. 22 Trammel finished 27th at the Division III district meet in 24:31.22. Felicty-Franklin’s Keith Kircher also competed at the district meet.


» In the Division II sectional at Goshen, Bethel-Tate defeated Aiken 25-10, 25-11, 25-8 Oct. 15. The Lady Tigers season came to a close Oct. 20 with a loss to the No. 2 seed McNicholas 25-11, 25-5, 25-16. Bethel-Tate finishes the year 8-17 (see accompanying story). » Felicity-Franklin beat Blanchester at the Division III sectional at Blanchester Oct. 15, 25-14, 25-11, 25-19. The Lady Cardinals season ended Oct. 18 with a tournament loss to Williamsburg 25-14, 27-25,

25-10. Felicity-Franklin’s final record was 5-16.


» Bethel-Tate’s girls ended their season Oct. 18 in the Division II sectionals with a 3-1 loss to New Richmond. The Lady Tigers final record was 5-9-3 (1-6-3 SBCAmerican). » The Bethel-Tate boys saw their season come to a close Oct. 19 with a loss in the Division II sectionals to Norwood, 3-0. The Tigers wind up 9-5-3 (5-3-2 SBCAmerican). » The Felicity-Franklin girls were ousted in the Division III sectional by Ripley-Union Oct. 20, 1-0 in double overtime. The Lady Cardinals final record was 6-6-1 (5-2-1 SBC-National). » Felicity-Franklin’s boys went out in the tournament Oct. 22 with an 8-0 defeat against Cincinnati Country Day.

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» The Southern Buckeye Conference-American division champion Bethel-Tate Lady Tigers cross country team coached by Pam Taylor.

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CNE’s Sumner excels on pitch, in barnyard By Ben Walpole

Summer mornings before soccer practice usually found Kylie Sumner awake early. The Clermont Northeastern High School soccer star entered her senior season as one of the most highly regarded soccer talents in the area – a Division I college recruit. So it’s not surprising that her work ethic had her greeting the dawn. She would awake very early in June. Like 6 a.m. early. She had a very specific schedule. A warmup jog? Individual skill drills before team practice? No. First she had friends to visit. Friends down on her grandparents’ farm – Stone Valley Farm – in Batavia. Her hogs. “You have to take them for a morning walk,” Sumner explains. See, Sumner isn’t just one of the area’s best soccer players. She also shows award-winning hogs in the Clermont County Fair. “It really showed me the responsibility it takes to do anything,” Sumner said. “I had to put a lot aside. It’s just an amazing experience.”

Clermont Northeastern High School senior Kylie Sumner is a Division I college soccer recruit, but she lets her hog, Bobby McGee, know where her true passions lie.THANKS TO TRACEY SUMNER

Sumner has been showing animals, mainly hogs and goats, at the Clermont County Fair since she was 9, following in the footsteps of her parents, Tracey and Jim Sumner, and older brother, Tanner. Her mom has been with her every step of the process, as an adviser for the fair, helping organize the Stonelick Shamrocks 4-H Club, even helping her walk the hogs during those early summer mornings. Whereas many kids’ interest in the animals tends to wane as they get older, Tracey said, Kylie’s passion for the fair has only increased. The last two years Kylie’s hogs – Petrie in 2010 and

Bobby McGee in 2011 – won Grand Champion Market Barrow honors, judged on everything from their weight to their muscle tone to their behavior. “I went to the fair this year, and I saw her pigs,” CNE head girls soccer coach Misty Goetz said. “Kylie’s definitely responsible to her team just as much as she is to her animals. Responsibility and dedication would carry over to both of them.” Kylie was a senior captain for the Rockets this season. After earning league player of the year honors last season, she garnered all the attention of opposing defenses this fall. As a result, her scoring (22 goals as a junior) went down but her assists went up – especially helpful to CNE’s very talented freshman class. “The teams we’re playing know how good she is,” Goetz said. “Just about every game she’s had two marks on her, so she’s been the playmaker. Her assists have given a lot of opportunities to other players to score.” The coaches at Indiana State University were impressed enough to offer Kylie a scholarship. She picked

the Sycamores over Ohio University and the University of Dayton, among others. When Kylie was younger, as it became clear that her talents on the soccer field might warrant playing yearround, the family had to discuss the possibility of cutting back on her time with the animals. “Definitely not,” said Kylie, still adamant about the choice all these years later. “I would never take back showing.” Tracey remembers talking about it. “She said, ‘I don’t want to stop showing my pigs.’ So we explained it to her coaches going in. They understood. They were very supportive. And fortunately the schedule was OK,” she said. “She was able to balance it. She’s a pretty determined kid when she puts her mind to something.” Those summer days that started at 6 a.m. would often include a morning CNE soccer practice, a practice in the evening with her club team and multiple trips to her grandparents’ farm in between to tend to the hogs. Safe to say many of her Cincinnati Soccer Alliance Elite club teammates, hail-

ing from more urban high schools like Ursuline Academy and St. Ursula, were not checking in on their pigs in between practices. “None of them get it,” Kylie said. “They’ve never seen a pig show. But I’m proud of it.” Kylie gets her new set of pigs every spring. She gives them all names – this year’s theme was old-time country music names. And then they are sold at the end of the Fair in late July. “Every year when I would have to sell my hog, I would cry and cry and cry,” Kylie said “They’re basically like my pets for three to four months.” This summer’s fair was especially emotional for the family. Kylie’s college soccer commitments next summer will likely make it impossible for her to show hogs at the 2012 fair – a fact that dawned on mother and daughter this past summer. “When we went and did the final cleaning for the pigs,” Kylie said. “We were like, ‘This is the last time.’ And of course me and my mom started crying.” Kylie said she still plans to stay involved as an adult adviser for the fair in the future. She also will help her

friend Maria Hill breed pigs at the Hills’ farm in Batavia. “It’s going to be hard,” Kylie said. “I have been to fair every year since I was born.” Fittingly, her two passions cross paths, on the calendar at least, next summer. The first week of her new life as a member of Indiana State’s soccer team – a teambonding retreat – falls on fair week. “She works very hard at both of her things that she’s in love with. And it paid off,” Tracey said. “If you’re going to do something, you do it 100 percent or you don’t do it at all. And she has been able to put 100 percent into both of them.”

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Acrocheer Gymnastics team members had a great competition at the National AAU meet in New Orleans, recently. From left are: First row, Josh Heffner, Gia Underhill, Kassidy Nafziger, Ella Mangan, Isaiah Sadler and Burgy Doan; second row, Natalie Long, Rebecca Sadler, Piper Stark, Delilah Folk, Mikaela Campbell, Taylor Bliss, Allison Young, Ali Asbury, Olivia Geiger and Allison Chick; third row, Brooklyn Kelly, Sahvannah Fox, Emily Henkes, Leah Roodhouse, Maddie Wong, Elie Ferman, Nicole Jordan, Mackenzie Tyler, Clara Kelley, Lydia Caggiano and Madeline Daley; fourth row, coach Don Perry, Nyla Reed, coach Helen Perry, Natalie Heimbrock, Emily Swertzfeger, Sadie Stover, Grace Humphey, Sierra Stepp, Molly Barresi, Katie Lambert, Megan Roberts, Alex Stevens, Katie Geier Emily Lewis and assistant coach Ken Sands.THANKS TO DON PERRY

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Acrocheer returns from state with 57 gold medals — Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson set a new team record for individual state champions at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympic State Championship Meet. In the individual championships Acrocheer had 57 state champions (goldmedal winners) a new state record, 23 silvermedal winners (new state record) and 15 bronzemedal winners (ties record). Acrocheer competed in 124 events and had 95 competitors in the top 3 places. In the AAU state meet there is no team competition everything is individual competition. Power Tumbling is competition in three events tumbling, trampoline and the double mini trampoline, Acrocheer had seven competitors that were state champions in all three events. Acrocheer girls were Ali Asbury, Nicole Jordan, Kassidy Nafziger, Nyla Reed, Sadie Stover and Alison Young. One boy won first place in all three events Burgy Doan. Acrocheer had 13 competitors who were state champions in two events. Girls were Molly Barresi,

Sarah Crable, Elie Fermann, Delilah Folk, Sahvanna Fox, Katie Geier, Katie Lambert, Megan Roberts, Amber Russell, Tiffany Russell, Emily Swertzfeger and Sami Vogel. One boy won first place in two events and that was Josh Heffner. Acrocheer had 10 competitors that were state champions in one event and they were Lydia Caggiano, Madelyn Daley, Natalie Heimbrock, Emily Henkes, Emily Lewis, Natalie Long, Ella Mangan, Sierra Stepp, Mackenzie Tyler and Maddy Wong. Acrocheer had twenty three silver-medal winners. The winners of two silver medals were Lydia Caggiano, Jessica Doan, Emily Henkes, Emily Lewis, Natalie Long, Maddy Wong and one boy Isaiah Sadler. Winners of one silver medal were Sarah Crable, Madelyn Daley, Elie Fermann, Delilah Folk, Katie Lambert, Tiffany Russell, Emily Swertzfeger, Mackenzie Tyler and Sami Vogel. Acrocheer had 16 bronze-medal winners. Girls winning were Taylor Bliss Mikaela Campbell, Madelyn Daley, Sahvannah Fox, Natalie Heim-

brock, Clara Kelley, Lily Malone (2), Leah Roodhouse (3), Amber Russell,Rebecca Sadlerand Sierra Stepp. There were two boys winning bronze medals Josh Heffner and Isaiah Sadler. Other Acrocheer competitors were Allison Chick, Olivia Geiger, Brooklyn Kelly and Piper Stark. Competing in both the 2011 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Association State Championship Meet and the 2011 AAU Junior Olympic State Championship Meet. Acrocheer had a total of 107 (state champions) gold medal winners, 54 silver medal winners and 30 bronze medal winners. A total of 191 competitors finishing in the top three in both state championship meets. All are state team records for Acrocheer The team is now in training for the 2011 National AAU Junior Olympic Games in New Orleans. Acrocheer is coached by Don Perry (former AllAmerican gymnast from Ohio State, he placed fourth in the team trials for the Pan American Olympic Games), Helen Perry and Ken Sands.

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With experience as our former prosecutor and as a successful defense attorney, George Pattison understands the court room from both sides of the law. Combine that with his integrity and commitment, George is the most qualified attorney for municipal court judge. After elected prosecutor in 1980, George organized cases into civil, criminal, juvenile and appellate divisions. He hired outstanding attorneys to head the divisions. They have proven George to be a good judge of character and responsibility. Several remain in the prosecutor’s office including one of the top assistants; another heads the appellate division; one is our current sheriff; at least three are current judges in our courts. George also developed programs for victim-witness assistance and for those struggling within the court system with issues of child abuse, sex offenses, domestic violence and child support. Along with the sheriff and local police, George formed the multi-agency narcotics unit. He also co-founded Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association and has sponsored the annual police appreciation dinner for 28 years. When George left the prosecutor’s office, he returned to a successful private practice with the reputation as a firm, yet caring, attorney. Vote for George Pattison for municipal court judge. Rita McKenzie Fisher Miami Township

Vote ‘yes’ on Issue 2

Our local communities now spend as much as 80 percent of their budgets on rising labor costs, resulting in an endless demand for more levies and higher taxes. Issue 2 provides fair and reasonable reforms to help those communities balance budgets and get the cost of government under control. Without the common sense reforms of Issue 2, implemented over time, Ohio will be forced to balance their budget by reducing labor costs resulting in more workers losing their jobs. And because the system is based on seniority and not merit, the result will be eliminating jobs of public servants we want to keep, and keeping those we want to eliminate. In addition, Issue 2 prevents the payroll deduction of mandatory union dues. If people want their union and what it does, they can pay their dues. If they do not, then they can withhold their dues. This is a big transfer of power from the union bosses back to the rank and file workers. Voters should take note of who is opposing Issue 2: The Democratic party, the unions, the “progressives,” the environmental extremists, and yes, even the President. We must change this course and vote “yes” on Issue 2. Larry Heller Miami Township

Vote ‘yes’ on Issue 3

Although we have an off-year election on Nov. 8, there is a very critical issue on the ballot - the Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment. Issue 3, the Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment, is to pre-

CH@TROOM Oct. 19 questions What was the best Halloween costume you ever wore? What made it so good?a

“The best Halloween costume I've ever worn is, hands down, my Jawa costume. It was Halloween 1978. Star Wars was the BIG hit in the theaters the previous year (May 1977). My mom made our costumes! I was a Jawa; my brothers were C3PO and Darth Vader; and, our friend up the street was Chewbacca. I can honestly say ‘I remember it like it was yesterday.’ I can. And I'll remember that one as long as I'm a Star Wars fan, which will be forever and a day.” J.K. “That would be the one I wore at a neighbor's party about 15-20 years ago. It was a simple black bathrobe that looked like the ones professional boxers wear into the ring. Across the back, I had affixed golden letters which said simply ‘Iron Mike.’ I brought a pair of boxing gloves to finish it off. It was a big hit!” Bill B. “Back in the ’80s, when my kids were small, I built a wooden frame on top of the frame of an aluminum backpack that had a head like ball on top. I then draped the whole thing in black cloth to become a 10' tall black specter, very scary.” F.S.D. “Not really a costume, but we would put painting equipment props next to the port-o-lets at one local haunted house, and a speaker behind one of them

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waiting for the perfect victim to enter one. Then we would wait a minute or so, and calmly tell the occupant to ‘hurry up, we are trying to paint the basement and they are blocking the light!’” O.H.R. “In college I went to a party as a graffiti ghost - cut eyeholes in a plain white sheet, took some markers with me, and asked other guests to ‘write on my wall. It was a great costume because everyone had such fun writing things and then reading what others wrote - I became the hit of the party. “I remember it because 40something years later I still have that sheet. We take it to outdoor concerts and events, and sit on it. It still draws attention and comments.” J.R.B. “The best costume I ever wore was actually two costumes. We had a lady in our neighborhood who gave out a dime for Halloween. Back in the early ’60s, this was a real haul. We would wear one costume and get our dime and later we would come back with a different costume later and get another dime. That is one of my best Halloween memories. D.D.



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serve and protect Ohioan’s freedom to make their individual healthcare and health insurance decisions. It is the important first step to stopping the federal government’s individual healthcare mandate and preventing Ohio’s state government from enacting a state-level individual mandate that requires individuals to purchase any level of insurance coverage. Over 500,000 signatures were secured by this citizen-based grass-root movement effort to amend the constitution of the state of Ohio. This is the first such effort in the history of Ohio and first in the country. Vote “yes” on Issue 3 to help stop government run healthcare, to protect state sovereignty of Ohio, and to be part of Ohio political history. Larry Heller Miami Township

Support senior levy

The Milford Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to support the Clermont Senior Services levy. We have done so for several reasons. First, Meals-on-Wheels, medical transportation, adult day care and other service provided by Clermont Senior Services are good for business. These services allow family caregivers to stay on the job instead of having to miss work to care for older family members. Secondly,ClermontSeniorServices has a proven track record of providing quality cost effective services, and the agency has a strong presence in the MilfordMiami Township community. And most importantly, this is a renewal levy which means there will be no increase in taxes.

Please join the board of directors of the Milford-Miami Chamber of Commerce in voting for Issue 13, the Clermont Senior Services levy.

Karen Huff Wikoff Executive Director Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce

Ausman for mayor

I have lived in the Bethel area 57 of my 60 years. I have watched our town grow, deterioate and have recently noticed we are starting to grow and be, again, the community and hometown I have always loved. I live outside the village limits (I cannot vote on village issues) but I am employed within the village limits. There are many resources available to educate yourself when choosing the candidate you will vote into office. Please use those resources. Please choose wisely. If I were voting for mayor, Alan Ausman would have my vote. Bettyann Marx Bethel

Senior services levy

As board president of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, our board unanimously approved a resolution to endorse the passage of the Clermont Senior Services levy. This endorsement was approved at the regular meeting of the CCDD board on Sept. 22, 2011. Our board and the CCDD agency as a whole support the renewal of this levy. While we know this levy will not raise our taxes, the dollars from this levy will continue the needed services that are provided by Clermont Senior Services each day. Many of our indi-

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viduals and their caretakers receive services from Clermont Senior Services such as “Meals on Wheels” that are delivered to homebound seniors, transportation that takes seniors to medical appointments all over the county, life-long learning centers that are open in every Clermont County community offering programs for the mind, body and spirit. These are just a few of the reasons we endorse this levy. We encourage all Clermont citizens to support this much needed Clermont Senior Services levy in the upcoming election. Harry Snyder Stonlick Township

Are you walking in the light with God? First John 1:7-10 emphasizes the fact that God is Light. And if we say we have fellowship with God, than we will “walk,” that is, we will live in such a way so as to validate and substantiate that claim. Then in 1st John 1:8-10, John makes it very clear that even when we become Christians, we fall short of the mark on occasion. That is, we still make mistakes from time to time. Romans 3:23 reveals, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” However, 1 John 1:9 declares but, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.” What an amazing declaration that we mere humans can have fellowship with the Creator of the universe, not because we are on His level, but because we have believed and have faith in what He has done for us on Calvary. Think about it, Almighty God loved us so much that He would rather die than to live without us. And most importantly, what God has required of us, He has provided for us in Jesus Christ His Son; nothing else needs to be added. Sadly, we could not get to God, so God came down to us in the form of Jesus Christ, our Emanuel, meaning God with us. Unfortunately, many people today have the idea that they can get to God on their terms; by their own merit, but it is just not possible. We have no righteousness of our own as Almighty God imputes His righteousness into us when we believe. Furthermore, John wrote this

epistle to counter heresies that had crept into the church, and one of those heresies was Gnosticism. The Ben Gnostics prided Hurst themselves on COMMUNITY PRESS their so-called GUEST COLUMNIST superior knowledge. In their eyes knowledge was superior to faith, and there was only a certain few enlightened individuals who possessed this special knowledge. And as I always tell my congregation, it is not about information, but about the transformation in a person’s life as a result of placing one’s faith in Christ. These Gnostics accepted the deity Christ, but not His humanity. That Jesus was only a “Spirit” in their eyes, and since He was not human, they determined His suffering on the cross could not have been real. However, the Bible says that God became flesh and dwelt among us; that He was fully God and fully man. God put on a people suit and came and lived among us. Had Jesus not been the Godman, He could not have been our Savior, therefore He could not have offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins, and we would still be lost. And anyone who does not believe Christ came in the flesh is anti-Christ according to 1st John 4:3. Then there were those folk who responded to the Gnostic

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movement by practicing Asceticism, which held the belief that if you prevented the body from being involved in evil activities, living a good moral life, you would be all right. Thus making it of works. Sounds a bit legalistic, doesn’t it? Then there was Stoicism, similar to the Asceticism, which emphasized self-control and selfdenial, that life was to be accepted as it was. In contrast, we have the Epicureans who promoted pleasure as its highest good claiming that the acts of the body had no real significance, as the body and spirit were considered separate. Folks, we still have our Gnostics today. We still have Stoics and Epicureans today; those who think by their ascetic lifestyle they can earn their way to heaven, that they can approach a Holy God on their terms. But as John 14:6 plainly says, “ … I Am the way, the Truth, and the life: No man cometh to the Father, but by Me.” In closing: Many people have a knowledge of God, but they don’t have a relationship with Him, as they have never accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. We cannot save ourselves. Again, it is not about information, but about the transformation. We are not saved by the hearing, but by the believing. Faith is demonstrated by actions. God is Light … we must come to the Light in order to have fellowship with Him. Are you walking in the Light? Ben Hurst is the pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Bethel.

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JOURNAL THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 Five veterans were honored and presented their medals during a ceremony Oct. 12 at the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission. From left are: Ralph Woodruff, Fred Knopf, Glenn Talley, Pauline Craig who accepted the medals on behalf of her late husband Charles Craig Jr., and Elmer Tucker.



Howard Daugherty, right, Veterans Service Commission president, reads a list of medals Elmer Tucker earned during his time in both Korea and World War II. Tucker, left, lives in Amelia and served with the U.S. Navy. His medals were presented during a ceremony Oct. 12.

Five Clermont veterans presented medals, honored Story and Photos by Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. — Five Clermont County veterans received their medals during a ceremony Oct. 12 at the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission. Veterans Service Commission Executive Director Dan Bare said it was important to recognize these veterans for their service and commitment to their country. “We are so very very proud of you. The whole country is proud of you,” Bare told the veterans during the ceremony. “We are so pleased, as a country, to have these patriots who stepped up to defend us.” The veterans honored are: » Charles Craig Jr. - The late Craig served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. His medals were accepted by his wife Pauline Craig, who lives in Amelia. The medals he earned include the Bronze Star with “V” Device, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (gallantry cross with palm), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge and Sharpshooter Rifle. » Ralph Woodruff - Woodruff, who lives in Union Twp., served in World War II with the U.S. Navy. He earned the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Cam-

paign Medal and the World War II Medal. “I don’t deserve anything for serving my country, but I am proud to receive these medals,” he said. » Glenn Talley - Talley lives in New Richmond and served in Korea with the U.S. Army. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal (with two bronze stars), United Nations Service Medal and Combat Infantry Badge. “I just want to thank the angels who saved my life in the Korean War,” he said. » Elmer Tucker - Tucker of Amelia served in Korea and World War II with the U.S. Navy. He earned the Navy Good Combat Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. “I am just proud I could be here today and that I could serve my country. Thank the lord for this country and for our freedom,” he said. » Fred Knopf - Knopf who lives in Milford served in Korea with both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. During that time he earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. He worked as a medic. “I was in the medical field and I did the best I could with what I had to work with. I think I saved a few lives,” he said. “I appreciate the infantry who backed me up while I worked on their comrades.”

Pauline Craig of Amelia accepted a case full of medals earned by her late husband Charles Craig Jr. during a medals ceremony Oct. 12. Charles Craig Jr. served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. From left are: Veterans Service Commission President Howard Daugherty, Pauline Craig and Veterans Service Commission Executive Director Danny Bare.

Fred Knopf of Milford, left, smiles after receiving his medals during a ceremony Oct. 12 at the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission. Commission President Howard Daugherty, right, presented the medals Knopf earned while serving in Korea with both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.

Glenn Talley of New Richmond, left, shakes hands with Veterans Service Commission President Howard Daugherty during a medals ceremony Oct. 12. Talley served in Korea with the U.S. Army.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 27 Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Five wines presented by Christine Hanna of Hanna Winery in Sonoma Valley. Food pairings by Chef Paul Barraco. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; email; Milford.

Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Family friendly. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount NothinCarmel Tobasco Road, Combines body sculpting exercises with high-energy cardio. Ages 16 and up. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba Fitness with Sue. 379-4900. Mount Carmel.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/ postural evaluation. Free. 7536325. Union Township.

Holiday - Halloween The Haunted Woods, 7-10:30 p.m., Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association Sports Complex, 3759 Old Ohio 32, Haunted 40-minute walk through woods. Includes concessions, movie tent, hay rides, bonfire, music and more. $10, $5 ages 9 and under. Presented by Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association. 724-1041; Williamsburg.

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Black oil seed, bluebird nuggets, no-mess mix, peanuts, safflower seed, suet and thistle seed. Selection of bird houses, bird feeders and pole systems. $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

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

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

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

Friday, Oct. 28 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Holiday - Halloween

The Haunted Woods, 7 p.m.midnight, Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association Sports Complex, $10, $5 ages 9 and under. 724-1041; Williamsburg.

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29 Craft Shows South Milford Artisan Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Milford Pottery at Arrowhead Farm, 780 Garfield Ave., Variety of pottery, jewelry, photography, wearable art, florals, copperwork and stained glass. Free. Presented by Milford Pottery. 831-0412; Milford.

Arrowhead Farm, Free. 8310412; Milford.

Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.

Holiday - Halloween Trunk or Treat, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Face painting, jewelery making, pumpkin and cookie decorating, bounce house and more. Costumes encouraged. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Christ Presbyterian. 831-9100. Milford.

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Bethel Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Bethel-Tate High School, 3420 State Route 125, Includes pancakes, sausage, potato cake, coffee, orange juice or milk. Benefits the Lions Club’s many community activities. $4, $3 ages 11 and under. Presented by Bethel Lions Club. 734-6980. Bethel.

Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Education Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved Adult Remedial Driving Program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia.

Nature Fall Colors Hike, 1:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Hike 2.5 miles in Sycamore Park and the Wilson Nature Preserve. Meet at pedestrian bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia.


Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

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

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The Haunted Woods, 7 p.m.midnight, Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association Sports Complex, $10, $5 ages 9 and under. 724-1041; Williamsburg.

All Saints Potluck and Celebration, 5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Potluck supper followed by All Saints Parade. Bring dish to share and donation for use of space. Drinks provided. Torch-lit procession and hayride to Grailville Cemetery. Free. 683-2340. Loveland.

Exercise Classes

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.


The Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, will host Haunted Tours from 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is $12, $10 advance. Call 683-1581 or visit ment, 7-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Maurice Thompson, 1851 Center attorney, builds and discusses case for Ohioans taking control of own health care choices by passing Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment in this year’s election. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 752-4400; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Cardio Bootcamp, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Milford Martial Arts Academy, 1053 Ohio 28, Intense workout to burn calories. Ages 18 and up. $60 per month for eight classes, $10 walk-in. 3838339; Milford.

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.


Dance Classes

Primitive Skills Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Tom Brown III, founder of the Primitive Arts Collective. Ages 18 and up. Price varies. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.


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

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


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Head of the Hidden Dragon 5K Walk/Run and 5K Regatta, 8 a.m., East Fork State Park, Ohio 125, Hilly 5K course starting and finishing at Harsha (East Fork) Lake’s public beach (south side). Benefits local rowing clubs. 5K rowing regatta begins at 10 a.m. Course starts at Bethel boat ramp, heads west, winds through series of s-turns and finishes at beach. $25. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Crew. 334-0216; Bethel.

Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

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Volunteer Events Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 OBannonville Road, Theme: Putting the garden to bed. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Work one day or the whole season. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.

Civic Clermont County Tea Party Meeting, 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Guest speaker: Maurice Thompson from the Ohio 1851 Center for Constitutional Law. Free. Presented by Clermont County Tea Party. 752-4400; Union Township.

Clubs & Organizations

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2 Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes

Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

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


Team in Training Informational Session, 7 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Recruiting for upcoming marathons. Meet past participants and coaches at short, laid-back session. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 248-3725; Miami Township.

Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; Miami Township.

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Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, Free. 753-6325. Union Township.

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

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

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford.

FRIDAY, NOV. 4 Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford. Milford American Legion Family Turkey Dinner, Noon-6 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, dessert and choice of drinks. Benefits the American Legion & Auxiliary Child Welfare Program which assists less fortunate families in area during holiday season. Family friendly. $8. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Saturday, Nov. 5 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford.

Sunday, Nov. 6 Home & Garden Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Funny Girl, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 6976769; Loveland.

Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford.

MONDAY, NOV. 7 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, $5. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

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

Schools Reading Is Out of T h is World Book Fair, 3:30-7 p.m., McCormick Elementary, 751 LovelandMiamiville Road, Scholastic Book Fair. Family friendly. Presented by McCormick Elementary PTO. 575-0190. Loveland.

TUESDAY, NOV. 8 Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Cardio Bootcamp, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Milford Martial Arts Academy, $60 per month for eight classes, $10 walk-in. 383-8339; Milford.



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“Help! I lost the recipe for spicy buffalo Chex mix. It was a hit for my Halloween party last year and I want to make it again.” The recipe has taken on cult status – it’s that popular. 3-4 cups each: Rice Chex and Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups favorite cheese flavored crackers 2 cups tiny pretzel twists 1 stick butter or margarine Up to ¼ cup Buffalo hot wings sauce or to taste 1 pouch dry ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons celery seed

Mix cereals, crackers and pretzels. Set aside while bringing butter, hot

sauce, dressing mix and celery seed to a simmer. Pour over cereal mixture and mix. Microwave on high, uncovered, 4-5 minutes, stirring thoroughly every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool and store in covered container.

Marshmallow tombstones, balls or ghosts This is one of those recipes that lends itself to endless variations. Add up to 1 cup M&M candies, chopped peanuts, raisins or your favorite combo to the popped corn. ½ cup popcorn, popped or 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped (10-12 cups popped corn) 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat. Add vanilla and blend. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn mixture. Mix gently with sprayed spatula and form into shapes with sprayed hands or pour into sprayed l3x9 pan (when chilled, use cookie cutters in desired shapes or just cut into squares).

DEATHS ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

Robert Benton

Robert E. Benton, Bethel, died Oct. 15. He worked for Clermont County Sewer District for 23 years and drove a tour bus for Croswell Motor Coach for over 10 years. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by wife Juanita Benton; children Robert C. (Nina) Benton, Kathi (Michael) Greer, Denisa Nailor, David (Sherry), Wally (Michele) Bein, Cindy (Casey) Dwyer; mother Lula Benton; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father Charles Benton. Services were Oct. 19 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Highway 32 Church of Christ, P.O. Box 915, Williamsburg, OH 45176 or the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Robert Hensley

Robert Hensley, 84, Bethel, died Oct. 16. Survived by children Doris Henson, Earl Hensley; grandchildren Angie Stiers, Candice (John) Jandes, James (Melissa) Hensley, Christopher Altman; siblings Jeanette King, Wanda Ninnichuck, Virgie Canter, Rachael Jones, August, Floyd, Shelby Hensley; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Angeline Miller Hensley, sisters Bessie Jodrey, Loretta

Scott & Sandy Autenrieb’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden

For Steve Braden, along with a “loyal reader” who wanted this for an adult Halloween party. Reader John Walker sent in a recipe, as well – “dead on like Olive Garden’s,” he said. I couldn’t open the recipe attachment the way he sent it so I’m hoping he’ll re-send. 1½ cups sausage ¾ cup diced onion 6 slices bacon 1-1/4 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chicken broth 1 quart water 2 potatoes, sliced 2 cups kale ¼ cup whipping cream Optional but good: pinch red pepper flakes.

Cook sausage and leave in chunks. Drain. Cook onion and bacon until onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add rest of ingredients and simmer up to 30 minutes.

Rita’s Zuppa Toscana soup like Olive Garden A class favorite.

Sauté sausage, potatoes, onion and garlic together. Drain fat. Add

broth and water and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and cook until potatoes are done. Add bacon, greens and cream. Heat through.

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Blueberry muffins with lemon glaze. My sister, Madelyn Zimmerman, brought blueberry muffins to a luncheon I had. They had a tart/sweet lemon glaze that made

everyone want seconds. Madelyn told me: “It’s a box mix but I added lemon zest to the muffin batter and made a glaze with confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. I let the muffins cool 5 minutes and then brushed the glaze on.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Jane Johnston

Jane Denton Johnston, 84, Felicity, died Oct. 13. Survived by children Susie (John) Skinner, Sarah (Tim Uhte), Robert (Jill), Jess Johnston; grandchildren Katie, Rachel, Jamie; nephews Jerry, Ralph, Russell Adams. Preceded in death by husband James Johnston, parents Nixson, Ruth Denton. Arrangements by Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Hope of the Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mount Orab, OH 45154.

Marilyn Stephens

Marilyn Manning Stephens, 78, Batavia, formerly of Bethel, died Oct. 14. Survived by husband George Stephens; children George (Mindy) III, Mark (Nancy) Stephens, Mona (Steve) Heim, Teresa (Bill) Simmons; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 22 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Here are a few facts about Clermont Senior Services I would like to share some little known facts about Clermont Senior Services. Probably the biggest little known fact is that we are a private, nonprofit organization. Peo-

ple assume that we are part of county government, but we are not. The agency was founded as a private, nonprofit organization more than 40 years ago by Lois Brown Dale, who saw that sen-

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Nov. 1, 7:00pm The Lemming House 5951 Buckwheat Rd. Nov. 1, 6:30pm Cheviot Library 3711 Robb Rd.

Nov. 4, 7:00pm Erlanger Library 401 Kenton Lands Rd. Nov. 7, 7:00pm Blue Ash Rec Center 4433 Cooper Rd.

Nov. 8, 6:30pm The Lane Library 300 North 3rd St. Nov. 10, 6:30pm Oakley Library 4033 Gilmore Ave.

Nov. 12, 10:00am Countryside YMCA 1699 Deerfield Rd. Nov. 12, 10:00am Ft. Thomas Library 1000 Highland Ave.

customer. Here is fact four. In addition to dedicated staff, we have more than 500 volunteers who help deliver services every year. Their service helps stretch resources even further. Another fact: Our staff and volunteers do a whole lot more than transport people to medical appointments and deliver Meals-on-Wheels. Our mission is to help seniors live independently, so we do things like bathe people, wash their hair, clean their homes, go to the grocery, pick up prescriptions, install grab bars and build ramps. We provide information and referrals, help fill out forms, conduct caregiver and bereavement support groups and provide adult day care. And for those able to leave home, we provide socialization

opportunities throughout the county. It’s much healthier to spend time with other people than to sit at home alone. I admit a certain bias toward CSS. I consider it a gift to have a job I love, to work with people I respect, and do something that makes a difference in people’s lives. After nearly 17 years, I have come to know CSS inside out. I sincerely believe it is run like a fine-tuned machine, providing help to nearly 5,000 people a year. The current levy ends Dec. 31, 2011. That’s why the passage of the senior services renewal levy (will not raise taxes) Nov. 8 is so important. Without it, we would have to close our doors after 40 years. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.


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business leaders and citizens who assure resources are used effectiveLinda Eppler ly. Caring & This Sharing brings me to another little known fact. Although Clermont Senior Services is a human service organization, it is run like a business. The trustees and Executive Director George Brown take performance improvement and financial accountability very seriously. We continually seek ways to operate more efficiently and raise the quality of service. Exemplary customer service is our product and one of our company values. Every dollar we spend must benefit the

Jeffrey Rose Jr., 24, 884 Staghorn, Cincinnati, crew member, and Chelsea Flowers, 19, 14277 Sonny Lane, Williamsburg, student. Tyler Peron, 23, 3268 Ohio 756, Felicity, operator, and Tiffany Taulbee, 24, 3268 Ohio 756, Felicity, R.N. William Snider, 28, 246 West Road, New Richmond, and Dawnya Froman, 21 2482 Bantam Road, Bethel. Bradley Perry 30, 3493 Ohio 125, Bethel, GIS/CAD technician, and Christina Dunaway, 28, 3493 Ohio 125, Bethel, administrative assistant. James Mattes, 33, 242 N. Main St., Bethel, maintenance specialist, and Laura Cecil, 35, 242 N. Main St., Bethel, credit analyst.


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ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.


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Church that went down to Moscow for a steamboats and steamboating program. The program was held in the Rivervalley Community Center. Last week I dug the sweet potatoes. We got a bushel and they will be wonderful to eat this winter along with corn bread, fish and a good salad. Makes you hungry. Friday we had our group from church here for a fish fry. There were 20 people here and each couple brought a covered dish. We furnished the fish crappie that we caught here at East Fork Lake. Ruth Ann fried 62 crappie filets and they were about all eaten. This was

the biggest group of folks we ever had in our house. There were several folks that had never eaten crappie and they were really impressed with the way Ruth Ann fried the fish. She rolls them in pancake mix. We pulled the last of the carrots and picked green beans last week. The late garden crops are so good. The lettuce we planted is sure doing good. We are so thankful for the good garden. It is lots of work, but so good. Sunday at the Bethel United Methodist Church they had a chili cook off. Several of the men made their good chili. There was some that was great. It would get your taste

buds really working and needed lots of water to put the fire out. That is what I like. Sunday afternoon we went to our daughter Debby's house for a birthday and an anniversary celebration. We like to put several together when they are all close together. Our great granddaughter was the star at this party. Brooklyn is now walking or rather running. She has everybody's attention and knows how to get it. She knows how to use her hand to throw kisses. She has our full attention. Ruth Ann made four pies, one chocolate, one cherry, one apple and

one butterscotch. Each person has their favorite but me, I like all of them. Now that really makes you hungry doesn't it? The Clermont P.E.R. I. will meet at the Pinebrook Retirement Facility Wednesday. Nov. 16. Watch for the notice in the papers, you need to make reservations for the buffet by Oct. 30. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and give thanks to your Lord. God bless all. More later.








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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

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

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

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

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

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

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


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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

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

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


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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


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

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


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

Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142



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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church

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

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Owensville United Methodist Church


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


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


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

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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

9:30am 10:30am


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


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

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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Come visit us at the

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

Nursery care provided

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

You Are Invited!

Trinity United Methodist


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

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

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Welcomes You


We got a very exciting phone call one morning last week. Our granddaughter Michelle called to say she got engaged to a fine feller named Brad Felix. Both of these kids are special we are so happy for them. Congratulations to you we love you both. Last week, Ruth Ann and I were watching television. We could hear the cat, “Summer” scratching on the screen door, it is a sliding screen door. He finally pulled the screen door open. Here he came and jumped on the couch then in Ruth Ann’s lap. He was very happy and

rolled around her lap. After a while I opened the screen door and called him. George He jumped Rooks down and ran outOLE FISHERMAN side. After this he went and curled up in his corner to sleep. Since he is the only cat we have, he is surely taking advantage of this opportunity. That is OK with us. We lost Dixie a couple weeks ago then the next week we lost Richoette. Last week there was a group of folks from the Bethel United Methodist

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Howdy folks,

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

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

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

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

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



Teens learn about driving hazards Forty-five teens from various Clermont County high schools gathered together on October 5 at UC Clermont for the Clermont County Teen Driver Summit. This event was organized to give teens ideas and tools to use in their schools relating to reducing crashes and promoting safety. “Teens represent only 7% of drivers, but experience nearly 16% of total crashes”, said Martha Enriquez of Safe Communities. “This is due primarily to inexperience and an increased tendency to take risks.” PROVIDED

Forty-five teens from various Clermont County high schools gathered Oct. 5 at UC Clermont for the Clermont County Teen Driver Summit. This event was organized to give teens ideas and tools to use in their schools to reduce vehicle crashes and promote driving safety. “Teens represent only 7 percent of drivers, but experience nearly16 percent of total crashes,” said Martha Enrique, director of Safe Communities. “This is due primarily to inexperience and an increased tendency


to take risks.” Teams of students from eight local high schools participated and listened to several speakers. The keynote speaker was Skip Phelps, whose daughter Miranda was killed in a crash on her15th birthday in 2007. Phelps regularly speaks before high school groups and encourages them to be safe. The teens also heard from Andrea Rehkamp of MADD, Rick Birt of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Gloria DelCastillo of Children’s Hospital Trauma Services and Trooper Mark Johnson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. These professionals led discussions about alcohol laws, distracted driving, impaired driving and programs that are available for high schools. For many students, the highlight came toward the end of the day with a special

presentation by TriHealth ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Program. Stephanie Lambers, a health educator from Bethesda Hospital, gave an overview of the human brain, emphasizing what happens to various body functions when a part of the brain is injured. Also present was Brad Fritz, a young man from Northern Kentucky who was seriously injured in a crash 10 years ago. After many months in the hospital with little hope of recovery, Brad now uses a wheelchair most of the time and a special device to talk for him. Brad told his story and encouraged the teens to make good choices when they drive and ride. “Brad’s story was very powerful and I will never forget it”, said Batavia High School senior Lauren Williamson. “It made me think twice about using my phone

while I drive. I also think about the consequences of what can happen while driving.” The teens were treated to lunch and door prizes by Chipotle Eastgate, Cincinnati Print Solutions, Milford Wal-Mart and Short Stop Drive Thru. Students from Amelia, Batavia, Clermont Northeastern, Glen Este, Milford, New Richmond, Williamsburg and Loveland participated. “Safe Communities is available to assist schools and other groups in planning traffic safety events,” said Enriquez. “The summit was very well received and I expect it will become an annual event.” Safe Communities is a program of the Clermont County General Health District. For more information, contact Enriquez at 7358409.

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David Jump, president of the Ohio Association of Magistrates, presents the group's Judicial Award to Judge Kathleen Rodenberg, Clermont County Domestic Relations Court, at the Sept. 22 banquet in Columbus. PROVIDED

Judge Kathleen Rodenberg receives judicial award CLERMONT CO. At the 2011 fall conference banquet of the Ohio Association of Magistrates held Sept. 22 in Columbus, Clermont County Domestic Relations Judge Kathleen M. Rodenberg was one of two former magistrates - now judges - to receive the Ohio Association of Magistrates Judicial Award. The award, which is presented annually to no more than four judges in Ohio, recognizes individuals who have been strongly supportive of judicial education and who continue to support the 500-member association in helping magistrates better perform their judicial duties. Prior to her election in 2011, Rodenberg served nearly 15 years as a magistrate in the domestic relations court as well as the municipal court. The other recipient of the 2011 Judicial Award was Judge Barbara S. Carter of the Butler County Domestic Relations Court. For futher information about the Ohio Association of Magistrates, contact OAM president David Jump at 614-645-8714 or email




POLICE REPORTS ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Leslie Jean Hawkins, 29, 1560 Bethel New Richmond, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 410 Sycamore St., New Richmond, March 19. Charles Abney, 30, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, possession of drugs _ cocaine at 410 Sycamore St., New Richmond, Oct. 12. Brittany Nicole Jarrett, 21, 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse _ detention mental health facility, possession of drugs _ heroin at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Oct. 12. Cody M. Hopkins, 20, 3328 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, aggravated burglary _ inflict harm, assault _ knowingly harm victim at 3752 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 13. Trent D. Lewis, 22, 4211 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, aggravated burglary _ inflict harm, assault _ knowingly harm victim at 3752 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 13. Joshua F. Grubbs, 24, 394 East Main St., Williamsburg, aggravated burglary _ inflict harm, assault _ knowingly harm victim at 3752 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 13. Tenikko A. Pennington, 20, 60 High Meadow No. 9, Williamsburg, aggravated burglary _ inflict harm, assault _ knowingly harm victim at 3752 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 13. Juvenile, rape, New Richmond, Oct. 12. Austin W. Hundley, 26, 34 E. Hudson Ave., Dayton, breaking and entering at 1652 Swope Road, Bethel, Oct. 12. Kristal Yazell, 36, 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Oct. 12. Jacob Robert Clust, 20, 2236 Siesta Drive, Batavia, falsification _ public official, mislead,

theft at 2224 Siesta, Batavia, Oct. 11. Sonster Joseph, 40, 6 Montgomery Way No. 10, Amelia, passing bad checks at 15 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 10. Paul Richard Ayres, 23, 3591 Lake Meadow Drive, Amelia, theft at 2121 Natchez Trace, Batavia, Oct. 12. Sean Michael Conn, 18, 1029 Krupp Cove, Fayetteville, criminal damaging/endangering at 5997 Hunt Road, Goshen, Oct. 10. Austin W. Hundley, 26, 134 South Union Apt 13, Bethel, breaking and entering at 2240 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, Oct. 12. Bernarr Ray Gordon, 45, 1150 Richey Road, Felicity, public indecency at 1150 Richey Road, Felicity, Oct. 11. Keith R. Frasure, 31, 1560 Bethel New Richmond, New Richmond, resisting arrest _ causing physical harm to law enforcement officer at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Oct. 11. Juvenile, 13, drug paraphernalia, Batavia, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 13, possession of drugs _ marijuana, Batavia, Nov. 11. Taquana Lynn Watkins, 25, 2455 Kennett Road, Bethel, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct at 2606 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. Angela Nichole Gerde, 32, 3176 Kennett Road, Bethel, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 2606 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Bethel, Oct. 14. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs, Batavia, Oct. 14. Juvenile, 16, theft, Batavia, Oct. 14. Sean Ryan Anthony, 27, 6218 Ohio 133 Noble Correctional Now, Goshen, forgery, theft at 6218 Ohio 133, Goshen, Oct. 14. Juvenile, 16, assault, Batavia, Oct. 14. Juvenile, 16, assault, Batavia, Oct. 14. Shelbi Antonia Sturgill, 21, 1924 Ohio 222, Bethel, domestic violence at 1924 Ohio 222,

Bethel, Oct. 14. Emmett L. Willoughby, 27, 3040 Angel Drive, Bethel, burglary at 3232 Sugartree Road, Bethel, Oct. 15. Brandy L. McPheeters, 28, 256 Walnut St., Williamsburg, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drug paraphernalia at 2555 Bauer Road, Batavia, Oct. 15. William Phillip Kerr, 47, 11323 Orchard Drive, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, tampering w/evidence at 100 block of Cemetery Road, Milford, Oct. 15. Robert Anthony Dinka, 32, 1010 Minning Drive, Batavia, domestic violence _ knowingly cause physical harm at 1010 Minning Drive, Batavia, Oct. 16. Keri Elizabeth Jules, 21, 3676 Bristol Lake Drive, Amelia, domestic violence at 3676 Tanbark Court, Amelia, Oct. 16.

Oct. 10. At 510 Neville Penn Schoolhouse, Felicity, Oct. 14. Burglary At 101 Market Street, Chilo, Oct. 15. At 1560 Faul Lane, Batavia, Oct. 14. At 27 Mayflower Drive, Amelia, Oct. 11. At 3232 Sugartree Road, Bethel, Oct. 15. At 3299 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 13. At 3602 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 12. At 6461 Hunt Road, Goshen, Oct. 13. At 6505 Ohio 133, Goshen, Oct. 10. At 758 Hopewell Road, Felicity, Oct. 10. Criminal

damaging/endangering At 129 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, Oct. 12. At 1595 Locust St., New Richmond, Oct. 13. At 1642 Beckelhymer Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. At 1652 Swope Road, Bethel, Sept. 8. At 1994 East Concord Road, Amelia, Oct. 14. At 2107 Harvey Road, New Richmond, Oct. 15. At 2606 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. At 2615 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Oct. 10. At 265 Mulberry St., Felicity, Oct. 14. At 3742 Bauer Road, Blanchester, Oct. 15. At 3919 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 13.

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary At 3752 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, July 12. Arson At 3822 Bauer Road, Blanchester, Oct. 10. At 6644 Taylor Pike, Goshen, Oct. 10. Assault _ knowingly harm victim At 3752 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, July 12. Assault At 1 Bulldog Place, Batavia, Oct. 14. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 13. At 2470 Ohio 756, Moscow, Oct. 16. At 2587 Airport Road, Bethel, Oct. 14. At 3402 Mound St., Bethel, Oct. 14. Breaking and entering At 3500 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 14. At 4019 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Batavia, Oct. 12. At 1652 Swope Road, Bethel, Sept. 8. At 100 block of Cemetery Road, Milford, Oct. 16. At 101 Market Street, Chilo, Oct. 15. At 1398 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Oct. 11. At 1740 Deer Run Road, Hamersville, Oct. 14. At 2240 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, Oct. 12. At 2586 Herold Road, Batavia, Oct. 10. At 2943 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Oct. 13. At 3064 U.S. Route 52, Felicity, Oct. 12. At 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia,

At 4111 Curliss, Batavia, Oct. 16. At 453 Shannon Circle, Batavia, Oct. 10. At 4707 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Oct. 16. At 5997 Hunt Road, Goshen, Oct. 10. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 11. At 618 Elm St., Felicity, Oct. 16. At 6577 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 14. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Oct. 13. Criminal trespass At 1423 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Oct. 11. At 3919 Windwood Court, Amelia, Oct. 13. At 2310 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Oct. 14.

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IN THE COURTS ABOUT COURT NEWS These cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.

Filings Gina M. Walker, et al., vs. Kroger Co., et al., other tort. Crystal Tarvin vs. Jimmy Smith, et al., other tort. Louis W. Vaughn vs. Crown Services Inc./Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Darlene Parsons vs. Peterman LLC/Stephen Buehrer, worker’s compensation. Howard Denham vs. William E. Mabe, et al., worker’s compensation. U.S. Bank NA vs. Laura Malott, et

al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Rhonda McCart, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Erric L. Hutchins, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Jason A. Stapleton, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jon Dickten, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Cynthia A. Daniel, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Monica M. Branham, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Gerald E.

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 At 2606 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. Disorderly conduct At 2606 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. At 3302 Ohio 131, Goshen, Oct. 16. Domestic violence _ knowingly cause physical harm

At Minning Drive, Batavia, Oct. 16. Domestic violence At Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 14. At Tanbark Court, Amelia, Oct. 16. At Marathon Edenton Road, Blanchester, Oct. 10. At Ohio 727, Goshen, Oct. 11. At Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oct. 13.

Clust Jr., et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA John T. Clark III, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Michael R. Mullins, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Hilary H. Riffe, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Shawn A. Musil, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Robert Kruthaup, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. William B. Merten, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. William McCubbin, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Carl J. Wolford, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Gerald N. Starkey Jr., et al., foreclosure. Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Matthew W. Smith, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Michael R. Whitman, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Mark Horsley, et al., foreclosure. LCNB National Bank vs. Jonathan Vance, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. John S. Ackerman, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Marian Rieke, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Ronald

L. Sanders II, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Candace Bachelier, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Angela Neulist, et al., foreclosure. Citibank NA vs. Marc Smit, other civil. Atlantic Credit and Finance Inc. vs. Holly L. Van Over, et al., other civil. James R. Wilcox vs. Ford Motor Co., other civil. Patricia Bowling vs. Crystal Tarvin, et al., other civil. Porch Front Properties LLC vs. Tasha Lee, et al., other civil. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Lois Hill, other civil.

Brenda A. Hall vs. Lowell A. Hall Amber R. Hunter-Steele vs. Shawn D. Steele Todd S. Stephenson vs. Shantina M. Stephenson



Joshua G. Loop vs. Ronna Loop Kelly Bates vs. David E. Bates Richard E. Danner vs. Angela M. Danner Deborah S. Moore vs. David A. Moore Christopher J. Prewitt vs. Cynthia Prewitt Chantell L. Huebner vs. Tobin W. Huebner Annette M. Calhoun vs. Mark M. Calhoun Colleen Overton vs. Delmar Overton

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. Grand Jury Heather Lynn Elizabeth Rasnick, 36, 4413 Allison St. Apt. 1, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, forgery, Miami Township Police. Ian Thomas Steele, 22, 1280 Kent Drive, Milford, trafficking in marijuana, Miami Township Police. Vincent J. Drabick, 48, 1849 Princess Court, Hebron, theft, Miami Township Police. James Calvin Muth, 30, River City Correctional, breaking and entering, Pierce Township Police. Paul Junior Vicars, 45, 505 Old Ohio 74 No. 2, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police. Walter William Powell, 31, Clermont County Jail, receiving stolen property, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Douglas Edward Neal, 40, Clermont County Jail, possession of heroin, Union Township Police.

BUILDING PERMITS ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central.


Mr. Electric, California, Ky., alter, 3002 Bethel Concord, Tate Township. Tony Corbin, Amelia, miscellaneous work,3580 Hoover Road, Tate Township. Shannon Excavating, Bethel, alter, 1884 Ohio 222, Washing-

ton Township. Belva South, Bethel, pole barn, 1469 Ohio 133, Franklin Township, $5,000.


Williams Shepherd Architects, Dublin, alter-McDonalds, 625 Plane St., Bethel Village, $200,000.

Dissolution Kimberly A. Hall vs. Charles W. Hall Kenneth E. Eickenhorst vs. Pamela K. Eickenhorst Karen M. Nimmo vs. Gregory F. Nimmo Judith A. Mohrhaus vs. Joseph G. Mohrahaus Michael D. Wick vs. Andrea L. Wick Jonathan D. Grooms vs. Melissa D. Grooms

Ryan Leroy Ferrell, 29, 513 West Osborne St., Bethel, trafficking in heroin, permitting drug abuse, endangering children, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Shawna Sue Parm, 28, 513 West Osborne St., B ethel, trafficking in heroin, permitting drug abuse, endangering children, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Bethel Police. James Edward Tolbert Jr., 52, 2911 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, carrying concealed weapons, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Sylvia Ann Beckelhymer, 45, 208 East Osborne St., Bethel, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Austin Wayne Hundley, 26, 134 S. Union St. No. 13, Bethel, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jessie Lee Perry, 30, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Ray Kautz, 57, Simpson County Jail, Kentucky, grand theft of a motor vehicle, theft, forgery, Union Township Police.

Appeals The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\newdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Jennifer Golden, et al. v. Milford Exempted Village School District Board of Education, et al., presiding Judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the trial court's decision.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY will close the SECTION 8 WAITING LIST effective October 31, 2011. The Public Housing Waiting List remains closed until further notice. Applicants will not be able to fill out an application online at the Authority’s website while the waiting list is closed. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 7326010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001672194 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Washington Twp., Clermont Co., Ohio will be accepting sealed bids for their Maple Creek Construction Project. Contractors Bid Packages can be obtained from Terracon, 611 Lunken Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH or call (513) 321-5816. Bids must be hand delivered to the Washington Twp. Hall, 2238 S.R. 756, Moscow, OH on November 7th or 8th between the hours of 8 am – 3 pm. Bid Opening: November 9, 2011 7:00 pm 1001672355 LEGAL NOTICE In support of the Agenda for Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cincinnati is offering the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding. Ornot do ganizations need to be physically located in the region, but do need to show services their how are provided to residents of the service area. A Letter of Intent must be submitted by all organizations, including United Way agency partners, who are interested in being considered for funding that will begin January 2013. Information can be accessed beginning November 3, 2011 at w w w . Letters of Intent must be submitted by Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. 1001672429

LEGAL NOTICE Jennifer Griffith D54 890 Lindasue Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245 Colton Griffin B45 3164 Lindale Mt. Holly Amelia, OH 45102 Richard Chandler, Jr E48 3889 Mark Street Cincin45255 OH nati, Amanda Dodson D45 9526 Beech Dr. Cin45231 OH cinnati, You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at: Eastside Storage, 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 1672287

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