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An 0.8-mill renewal levy for Bethel’s Grant Memorial and Burke Park funds has failed by just 12 votes. With 3 of 3 precincts reporting, the uncertified results show 315 votes for the levy and 327 against. The levy currently brings in about $23,000 per year and that would not have changed. Bethel Mayor James Dick said he was surprised the vote was so close, but had worried about how the Bethel-Tate Local School District’s 1 percent earned income tax on the ballot might negatively

affect the village’s small renewal levy. “In this election there was a bit of an anti-tax platform nationwide, so I was afraid since we also had a school issue on the ballot,” he said. Dick also said the levy has been renewed since 1949 and could return to the ballot next year. “I would consider putting it on again, but we’ll address it as we look at our appropriations,” he said. “We’re going to have to sharpen our pencils at the finance meeting and figure out how to cover the general maintenance, the cost of mowing and the utility bills for Grant.” Tenants in the Grant Memorial

Building and other residents who use village facilities could see an increase in the fees they pay to rent the buildings to help cover the lost levy revenue, Dick said. “We’re looking at re-doing the rental agreements for our public buildings, our community center and park areas anyway because they haven’t been done in several years, so charges for those may increase because of this,” the mayor said. Dick thanked village residents who supported the levy and said he hoped the levy would pass the next time it’s on the ballot. “Thanks to those people that came out and voted for it and understood this is a long-held levy

Voters in Clermont County supported Children’s Protective Services and the Mental Health and Recovery Board on Election Day. FOR MORE ELECTION RESULTS, SEE PAGE A2.

By Kellie Geist

Village asks for bench funds

Bethel village council members want to add two new benches to Burke Park, but need the help of the Burke Trust Commission to do it. Council approved a $2,600 request for the park benches and paint for the Grant Memorial Building Monday, Oct. 25. FULL STORY, A2

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Felicity-Franklin Elementary School was named a School of Promise for the first time since 2003-2004. From left are intervention specialists Nicole Maupin and Amanda Louderback, third-grade teacher Heather Jess, reading recovery and title teacher Linda Duncan, Principal Jennifer Keller and fourth-grade teacher Michelle Turner. For more the full story, see Schools, page A4.

Voters: No to Bethel-Tate levy again By Kellie Geist

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with very small dollars,” he said. “Hopefully, they’ll be there for us next to time we decide to try.” The Clermont County Board of Elections will meet later this month to certify the election. At that time, there also will be provisional votes to be included in this vote total. Deputy Director Mike Keeley said several hundred provisional ballots were requested Election Day. However, he did not know how many were from individual communities. The next village council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St. For more about your community, visit

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The staff, students and families in the Felicity-Franklin Local School District have a few things to celebrate this year. The school district and middle school are excellent and the Ohio Department of Education named the elementary school a School of Promise. The elementary school has not been a School of Promise since all three buildings earned the distinction in 2003-2004. The high school was a School of Promise last year.


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Voters in the Bethel-Tate Local School District voted against a school levy for the fourth time. With all precincts reporting, 2,089 people voted against the 1percent earned income tax and 1,108 people voted for the levy. These are uncertified vote totals. The tax would have generated just more than $1 million per year. This is the fourth levy the school district has proposed to voters in the last three years. School board President Mark Rose said the loss is another blow for the district.

“We were hoping we could improve on how we’ve done in the past elections, but it didn’t turn out that way,” he said. “This is going to mean some big, heavy decisions.” Superintendent Jim Smith said the administration looked at the financial future, but it’s still uncertain. He said the state has told Bethel-Tate to expect a 10-percent cut. “We have run several scenarios in regards to next year, but until we know what the state funding is going to be, it’s just a matter of conjecture,” Smith said. “It’s a moving target right now.” Smith said Bethel-Tate is in the

same position as many school districts and agencies around the Tristate. “It is so difficult to pass levies right now and I think you can see that throughout Greater Cincinnati,” he said. Rose said the school board would start talking about cuts soon and that those cuts would probably include personnel. Personnel costs make up about 80 percent of the district’s expenses. “Unfortunately, that will mean cuts in services and classes provided for our students,” he said. “I’m disappointed, but I want to thank all those who did support the schools.”

The Felicity-Franklin Local School District will be going back to the drawing board. The vote total was 1,250 against the levy and 526 for the issue. These are uncertified vote totals. School board president Dave Cornelison said the disappointing loss came as a bit of a shock. “We got a lot of positive feedback, even today at the polls, so the results are a bit of a shock,” he said. “It threw us for a loop.” “We have a need and we took it to the community. They made the decision, so we’ll have to live with the results,” Cornelison said. School board member Laura Lowe said the loss is “disappointing.” “We did our best to present the information with brutal honesty and we will deal with the circumstances as we move forward,” she said. “ ... We will continue to provide the best education possible for our students.” The levy would have generated about $650,000 per year for the district. Superintendent Glenn Moore said the money would have only paid for the district’s operations, not additional programs. Cornelison said the district’s finance committee will be examining what cuts will be needed to balance next year’s budget. “Everything is on the table,” he said. “We have two financial plans in place, one if the levy failed and one if it passed. We were hoping to use the one where it passed. There will be a lot of very difficult decisions made over the next six months and we were hoping not to implement that plan.” “I just want to thank the voters who did support the levy. It’s over now, so hopefully we can get back to our normal lives. We can all hold our heads up because we all did what we felt was the right thing,” Cornelison said. Lowe and Cornelison both thanked the voters who supported the levy and the volunteers who helped during the campaign.


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Village asks for bench funding By Mary Dannemiller

Bethel village council members want to add two new benches to Burke Park, but need the help of the Burke Trust Commission to do it. Council approved a $2,600 request for the park benches and paint for the

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Council approved a $2,600 request for the park benches and paint for the Grant Memorial Building. way that’s cost effective.” Mayor James Dick also said he’s heard residents ask for more benches in the park and thanked them for their patience. “It is something that’s sorely needed, but in government the wheels turn slow,” he said. “Sometimes it takes a while to make sure things have been done correctly and it’s a slow process, but we got there finally.” Before submitting the request to the Burke Trust, Ireton said she and the other council members wanted to make sure they found benches which were cost effective and matched the park’s decor. “This is not something we want to spend money and have to replace shortly so that’s what took so long,” she said. “We talked to a lot of different companies. We wanted to match the colors and do some

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Children’s Protective Services Deputy Director Tim Dick said he is thankful for the voters’ support. “The community has shown their support by renewing this levy,” he said. “Hundreds of abused and neglected children will be saved and protected because of the generosity of the Clermont County community.” Karen Scherra, executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Board, said the continued support will mean the county’s mental health programs can continue. “This levy was really important to our programs, especially with the economy and the state budget. We appreciate that the voters supported us,” she said. “ ... I think the fact that we only asked for a renewal and we

of Amelia, will read “lest we forget, freedom is not free.” Derr said the monument also will include a dedication to all who served in the Korean War. “We owe these Korean War veterans a debt of gratitude,” said Derr, who served during that conflict. “We have so many memorials to other wars; this one to the Korean vets is way overdue.” Anyone interested in participating in the annual Batavia Veterans Day Parade is encouraged to call 732-7363. Korean War veterans and family members are encouraged to call to confirm they will attend so enough seats will available at the memorial dedication. The parade will begin lining up at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Batavia Post Office and will step off at 7 p.m. along Main Street past the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse and the newly dedicated Korean War Memorial.

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proved we had a need is what led to our success.” Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud said he wanted to congratulate both agencies and thank the voters. “I am extremely gratified that the voters saw fit to continue their support of these two very important levies,” he said. “Clermont County has such great people who see the needs and are willing to support them. That’s one of the things that makes Clermont County such a great county.” “These levies are both renewals and they won’t increase taxes, which helped them pass, but the services they provide to the people they serve are important,” Proud said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/clermontcounty.

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Health and Recovery Board. With all precincts reporting, the Children’s Protective Services levy received 37,984 votes for the levy and 24,335 against the levy. The Mental Health and Recovery Board levy received 34,741 votes for the levy and 27,672 votes against the levy. These vote totals are uncertified. Both county-wide levies were renewals and will not raise taxes.



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The Clermont County Veterans Services Commission will dedicate a memorial to Korean War veterans at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, in front of the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse, 270 E. Main St. in Batavia. “We will dedicate this memorial to all who served in the Korean War, including the many that did not come home,” said Bob Derr, commission board member. “We invite all Clermont County veterans of the Korean War and their families to attend this dedication. Afterwards, we are dedicating the annual Veterans Day Parade in Batavia to the Korean War vets.” Derr said the so-called “forgotten war” will forever be remembered with the 4foot-by-4-foot gray granite monument to be displayed in front of the courthouse, surrounded by brick pavers and a reflecting bench. The inscription in the granite, made by Beeco Monuments

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proper planning instead of just placing things here and there.” Though the Burke Trust already has donated to the village several times this year, Ireton said she hopes commission members will realize how important the new benches are. “The Burke Trust wants what’s best for the community and I think we have a need that can be provided for through Burke Trust,” she said. “It’s my hope that members of Burke Trust will see that this is something that would benefit them too and spend the money for it.” Frank Manning, chair of the Burke Trust Commission, said the group will likely make a decision about the grant soon. “When Edmund Burke passed away and they put this trust in place, one of the things it says it’s to be used for is care and maintenance of the park,” Dick said. “It’s a good use of the trust money.” For more information about your community, visit

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d i d a t e Archie Wilson defeated incumbent R. Scott Croswell Tuesday. With all Wilson 2 0 0 precincts reporting, Wilson had 3 5 , 8 2 9 votes to C r o s w e l l ’s 24,132. The results are Croswell uncertified. “The truth always prevails,” Wilson said. “I’m happy with the people of Clermont County.” Croswell, who was elected to two terms as a Republican, ran as an independent after Wilson received the county GOP endorsement. Wilson is a Batavia Township trustee. Croswell will remain a commissioner until Dec. 31. “I wish Archie and everyone else well,” he said.

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BETHEL-TATE – The Bethel-Tate Local School District Board of Education has scheduled two meetings. The first meeting will be for the district’s OIP leadership team. This meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Bethel-Tate Middle School, 649 W. Plane St. The final meeting is for the Bethel-Tate Athletic Committee. This meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the central office/transportation conference room, 675 W. Plane St.

Drug disposal

The Southwest Ohio DROP (Dispose Responsibly of Pharmaceuticals) is a regional collaboration of government, law enforcement, healthcare and environmental professionals working to reduce the amount of stored and improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals that enter the environment. Disposal of unwanted and expired medicine will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the following locations, said Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg: • Bethel Fire Station, 149 N. East St. • Pierce Township Fire station, 950 Locust Corner Road. • Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. • Central Joint Fire Station, 2401 Old Ohio 32. A law enforcement officer will be present at each location as required by the DEA, and several other county departments will have volunteers on site to pass out pamphlets and answer questions about the program,” Rodenberg said. Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said, “The Sheriff's Office and Clermont County Narcotics Unit will be responsible for picking up, weighing and destroying all materials collected from each individual

site. This is a way to provide public safety and to keep pharmaceuticals out of our local water system.”

Survey about finances

NEW RICHMOND – School district officials are conducting a Community Financial survey Nov. 1 through Nov. 12. The survey is intended for district residents only. Residents can either take the survey on-line or at one of the district school buildings, including the Market Street School, 212 Market St. The survey is available online at New_Richmond_EVSD/Financial_Survey. The results of this survey will be shared with the public at the school board finance committee meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 16, in the board room at the Market Street School. Public participation at all school board finance meetings is encouraged.

Military display

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County Commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County history. The commissioners have installed a display case in the lobby of the Administration Building, 101 E. Main Street, Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. For November, the Clermont County Veterans Commission will have a militaryrelated display. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the administration building.

book of Clermont County with more than 90 pages and 150 pictures is currently at the publisher. If all goes well, the book should be available in late November or early December. Twenty local authors contributed to the book covering such subjects as: Early settlers; formation of the county; township and village histories, Civil War and abolition, transpiration and veterans. The Clermont County History Society is offering free shipping on all orders made by Dec. 1. The price is $34.95. Cost for mailing after Dec. 1 to Ohio residents is $2.27. CCHS members receive a 10-percent discount, $3.50. The book also will be available from many Clermont County historical organizations when it is published. Send orders to Clermont County Historical Society, P.O. Box 14, Batavia, OH 45103. Include your name, address and phone number.

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CLERMONT COUNTY – The historical society will not meet in November. The next meeting will be in February 2011.

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Ferenc elected new Clermont County Common Pleas judge Clermont County has a new Common Pleas Judge – Ric Ferenc. Ferenc, a Republican, beat Democratic incumbent Ken Zuk by more than 4,000 votes according to uncertified results by the Clermont County Board of Elections. Ferenc earned 28,414 votes, while Zuk

earned 24,356 with all 200 Clermont County precincts reporting. “It’s exciting, it’s satisfying, but ... it’s pretty humbling that that many people put their trust in me that don’t really know me,” Ferenc said. “I worked hard, I sent out about 65,000 mailers and had signs and a

great website. It’s a great feeling, I have to admit.” Zuk was appointed to the position in February 2009 after former Common Pleas Judge Robert Ringland was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/clermontcounty.

Unopposed candidates elected With all 200 precincts counted in Clermont County, three candidates were running for office unopposed: • Linda Fraley for auditor: 51,630 votes. • Thomas Herman for Court of Common Pleas judge: 41,440 votes. • Kathleen Rodenberg for Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations judge: 42,602 votes.

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Grant Cut-a-thon to benefit the Food Drive

Every year the Grant Career Center Student Advisory Council sponsors a Food Drive to provide food baskets and holiday essentials to families in need at the Career Center. Each class works to provide a happy holiday for families and to make sure all members of the Grant family have an enjoyable holiday season. Graduates of the cosmetology program remember fondly food

drives in their past and have asked to share their talents with the community and help raise needed funds to support the Food Drive. Therefore, the Cosmetology class and licensed graduates of the programs will be sponsoring a Cut-a-Thon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Career Center Salon, Ohio 125 in Bethel. Open to the public, services will be provided on a first-come, first-

served basis. Licensed graduates and cosmetology students will be providing haircuts to people of all ages in exchange for a donation of a minimum of 12 cans to the Food Drive Fund or a cash donation of $4. Students also will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items throughout the campaign. For more information, call Grant Career Center at 513-7346222.


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Felicity-Franklin celebrates excellence, School of Promise By Kellie Geist

The staff, students and families in the Felicity-Franklin Local School District have a few things to celebrate this year. The school district and middle school are excellent and the Ohio Department of Education named the elementary school a School of Promise. The elementary school has not been a School of Promise since all three buildings earned the distinction in 2003-2004. The high school was a School of Promise last year. “The teachers and students work so hard and this is a recognition of what they are doing in the classroom,” said Jennifer Keller, elementary school principal. “Great things are going on at Felicity.” To be designated as a School of Promise, at least 65 percent of the students had to pass the 20082009 reading and math Ohio Achievement Tests and at least 75 percent of the students had to pass the 2009-2010 reading and math Ohio Achievement Tests. The school’s low-income and ethnic subgroups also had to perform well and the school had to meet or exceed value added on the 2009-


Felicity-Franklin Middle School was rated “excellent” on this year’s state report card. From left in front are: Seventh-grade language arts teacher Rene Henson, seventh- and eighth-grade title teacher Bridget Paeltz, eighth-grade science teacher Shelley Nooe and seventh-grade social studies teacher Aaron Chase. Back row: Seventh-grade math teacher Megan Walker, eighth-grade math teacher Holli Roehm, Principal Sabrina Armstrong, seventhgrade science teacher Donnie Hall and eighth-grade social studies teacher Brett Barber. 2010 state report card. “It’s important for our school to recognized as a School of Promise ... We know there are great things going on in the classrooms every day, but it’s important for the par-

ents to see that we are providing a promising future for their children,” Keller said. Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen and New Richmond Elementary School also were

named Schools of Promise. Students and staff at the middle school also have a reason to be proud. Felicity-Franklin Middle School was rated “excellent” on the 2009-2010 state report card,

which helped the district receive the same rating. “The teachers and students work tirelessly to continue to be successful. The rating is a tribute to them,” said Sabrina Armstrong, middle school principal. The middle school rated above the state average in fifth-grade math, sixth-grade reading and math, and eighth-grade math and science. The school also received a 93.3 performance index, met adequate yearly progress and was exceeded value-added. All of these ratings and indicators were essential in the district’s excellent rating. According to the district’s report card, other important factors included the above average test scores in third-grade reading and math, fifth-grade math, 11th-grade reading and science, and the district’s graduation rate. Overall Felicity-Franklin met 15 out of 26 indicators, received a 91.8 performance index, met adequate yearly progress and exceeded value-added. “These ratings mean a lot to us. However, we know we have a lot of work to do and we’re working hard to achieve excellent again next year,” Armstrong said. For more about your community, visit

Bethel-Tate marching band has successful, exciting year By Kellie Geist

With a new director and a new sound, the Bethel-Tate High School marching band had an exciting year. The 33-member band went to two away football games, participated in Band Day at the University of Cincinnati in September, went downtown to be WKRC’s band of the week and attended a competition. Director Cory Near said the Hamilton High School competition was one of the most exciting events for the band this year. “At first they seemed a little nervous, but after we got there and warmed up, they were just excited,” he said. “They did a great job and we got a lot of compliments from my friends who are band directors at


The Bethel-Tate High School marching band, bottom left, performed with the University of Cincinnati marching band and more than 10 other Cincinnati-area bands during UC Band Day in September. other schools.” After the Hamilton Band A Rama, Near said the band took a vote about whether competitions


The Bethel-Tate High School marching band performs their “Locomotion” show at the Hamilton High School band competition Saturday, Oct. 16.

were something they wanted to try again next year – the answer was a unanimous “yes.” Senior and Field Commander

Nina Martin said the band came a long way from last year. “We did really well this year. We did a lot more and the moves

and music were more difficult,” she said. “I think they’ll do great at competition next year.” Near said the trips the band took this year were an essential part of the band’s growth, but also can be important to the community. “These trips show not only our kids, but the community, that there’s more to the marching band than performing at games. We’re out there showing people what Bethel-Tate High School is all about,” he said. “This year was great. I was lucky that, from my first day, I had so much support from the Bethel parents, the boosters and the administration. Everybody has just been great and I couldn’t have asked for a better first season,” Near said. For more about your community, visit or

Appalachian Ohio launches writing contest If you could invent something, what would it be and what problem would it solve? The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) invites students to answer that question in its fifth annual Child of Appalachia Writing Contest. The contest is open to all students in grades four through nine,

who live and attend school throughout the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. Last year, two students from Batavia won awards in this contest. Through the generous partnership of the Walmart Foundation, participating students and teachers have the opportunity to

win more than 380 available awards. Also, as a result of AEP Ohio’s continued support, the foundation will again host a poetry contest for regional ninthgrade students, in honor of Ora E. Anderson – renowned writer and naturalist. Due to partnership with the Walmart Foundation, awards will

be offered for winners, both students and teachers, from each grade level in each of the 32 counties in Appalachian Ohio (384 total awards available). This year’s prompt asks students to write about an invention they would create and tell about the problem it would solve. All submissions must be post-

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November 11, 2010

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Bethel girls end with 5 wins, 6 ties By Adam Turer

Bethel-Tate High School’s girls’ soccer team finished the season with a respectable 5-5-6 record. The Tigers will spend the offseason wondering what might have been. There are several games they would like to have back, most notably the six ties. The Tigers had the lead in almost every match that ended in a tie.

“We fell a little short of our expectations for this season,” head coach Brenda Woodward said. “I think we could have pulled out wins in a lot of those ties.” The Tigers will lose five seniors from this year’s squad, but got big contributions from several underclassmen. Juniors Andi Lanigan, Ashley Lanigan, and Alyssa Weiss and sophomores Taylor Atkins and Courtney Riley gained another year of varsity

experience. The Tigers will miss the leadership of senior centermid Hayley Rose and senior sweeper Blake Woodward. “We had a young team,” Brenda Woodward said. “We asked a lot of them and they showed a lot of improvement.” Weiss played a big role in her first full varsity season. After battling injuries each of her first two years, she was able to play the full season this year. Woodward

called Weiss the team’s most versatile player, one who can contribute in all phases of the game. Rose, Woodward, and Andi Lanigan earned allconference honors in the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference. The team’s strengths this year were its speed and passing. The Tigers used a quick attack to make up for their lack of size. They struggled to play with a lead and capitalize on opportunities.

“We just need to finish better,” Woodward said. Woodward and her staff have a year of coaching the Tigers under their belt now. There will be an experienced core of players returning. The Tigers hope to continue to improve and challenge for an SBAAC championship next year. “After one year of coaching, we’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t for this team,” Woodward said.

While the Tigers have the tangibles to compete with almost any opponent, they need to develop the intangibles that make a winning program. Woodward believes that success breeds success. “We need to be able to win and build our confidence up,” Woodward said. “We can teach a lot of things, but fortitude and responsibility the girls have to learn on their own through experience.”

McNicholas football rolls into second round By Nick Dudukovich


McNick quarterback Matt Staubach scrambles with the ball against Dunbar.


Earning his 200th career victory was the last thing on the mind of McNicholas High School football coach Steve Klonne. Klonne was only concerned with one thing: Advancing to the next round of the Division III

state playoffs. With a 28-0 victory over Dayton Dunbar, Nov. 6, the Rockets accomplished the veteran coach’s goal. Senior running back Ryan Haynes rushed for 108 yards and Rob Rice rushed for 63 yards and touchdown to help lift McNick to victory. With the win, the Rock-

et’s have exceeded the exceptions placed on them to start the year, “It’s been so long since McNick has gone to the postseason...(this team) started to believe they could do this,” Klonne said. Klonne said his team just wanted a chance to play in November. “It’s a big thrill and it’s

been the team’s opening goal from the start of the season; to win league and have a playoff shot,” Klonne said. “They are excited about playing in the playoffs and seeing what it’s all about,” he said. Klonne attributed his squad’s success this season to the team’s “never-give-

up” attitude. “We’ve got a team that’s had some tough games and a tough schedule,” Klonne said. “One thing this team has done is they don’t find a way to lose, they find a way to win, no matter what the odds and no matter the score...they figure out a way to get it done.”



Bethel Journal

November 11, 2010


Last week’s question

What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? “Thank you so much for putting your lives on the line to fight for our freedom. It is truly appreciated!” C.F. “That all we have in the way of freedom is because of their service and sacrifice.” B.N. “Thank you and God bless you, that you were there to step up to the challenges of defending this great nation. It is the sacrifices that you made, putting your country’s honor above all, that make we as Americans, proud!” C.A.S. Thank you to all the veterans for their service to our country. We can never repay you enough for your sacrifice; our country is indebted to you and your families for what you did, defending and protecting our freedom and our way of life. May we all do a better job of appreciating our veterans and what they mean for to our country. Without them, we wouldn’t be the great nation that we are today.” C.J.G. “Would like to say a sincere thanks. If a veteran cannot go to a Veteran’ Day Celebration at one of our many wonderful memorials, I will be there for you.” M.M. “You all are the best in the world and don’t forget it!” J.G. “During the recent election – even as our troops were bleeding and dying in Kandahar – the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were nowhere on the radar of American voters. “On the news, one Tea Party leader commented, ‘If a candidate was a veteran it would be a plus if everything else was equal on the issues. But that’s not what this election is all about.’ “On Veterans Day, let’s remember the great gift we received from the men and women who defended this country. Without them, neither the Tea Party, nor the Democrats, nor the Republicans, nor any of us would have any freedom to express our thoughts on any issues whatsoever. “And certainly, let’s remember that young Americans are shedding their blood for us right now every day in two countries ... and that our troops face danger in several other parts of the world.” Tom Keller

This week’s question

Which election result most surprised you? Which one most disappointed you? Why?

Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line.






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Wilson is the choice

Despite all illusions in the Clermont County commissioners’ race, Archie Wilson was victorious with a comfortable margin. As an elected Clermont County Republican Party central committee representative, I worked my precinct passing out the Republican voting guide. I did not agree with every candidate, but I supported them and some races were close and support was needed. It is a sad day when the elected trustees of the two major townships – Miami and Union – who are also Republican Party members, backed the opponent, despite Wilson being the only Republican candidate. I thank all the folks that took the time and exercised their privilege to vote. A godson in the U.S Army, who served in the Middle East, has commented folks there risk their lives to vote. And the

registered voters turnout is routinely a very high percentage there. Here, we apparently take the privilege as commonplace and neglect such privilege as seen in the low voters turnout. A sincere thanks to the voters of Clermont County, who cast the some 35,800 votes, approximately 60 percent margin, for the “correct” candidate. You certainly made the right decision and Archie’s performance as our next commissioner will justify such. Michael Collins Miami Township

A daily whisper to some

As a combat veteran of more than 40 years ago, I hear the daily whisper from those who we too often cradled, the then dying, the now dead. Over the years, time has not dulled my memory of them. Veter-

ans Day is every day and their whispers are often heard in my solitude. It’s generally before my wife awakes and right before the sun comes up while sitting on the back deck with a cup of coffee The whispers tell me never to forget that very special short-lived camaraderie that we shared. They ask not to be forgotten and as a nation, to look after those that they so much wanted to come home to. The once horrid memories and hard to deal with feelings of overwhelming guilt are forever over. I have evolved due to their whispers. I still however recall the circumstances. I remembers their names. I see their faces. I no longer lash out. I listen. Someone will thank you. It might be from a class you conduct, a flower you place, a ceremony you perform or from a phone call you receive. Be humbled by whispers and be the true


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Green tomatoes will be good fried this fall Howdy folks, Last week we picked all the green tomatoes. Some of them are ripening and the rest will make wonderful fried green tomatoes. They will be mighty good eating when we look outside and there is snow on the ground or a little above zero in temperature. Last week I wrote about a couple fellers that the Good Lord called home. The one feller was Marshall Emery, when he was a boy about 4 or 5 years old they lived in Kentucky on King’s Mountain. Marshall’s folks got a farm in Ohio, so the women and girls were put on a train to Cincinnati. The men and boys loaded the furniture and other items on wagons pulled by horses to move to Cincinnati. Now some rode horses and some walked. Kings Mountain is south of Danville. Back then there were a number of streams to cross or ride a ferry across, pulled by ropes. This trip took weeks. Kings Mountain is just as it says a mountain. Now when they came down off the mountain they put a big limb through the back wheels so they

could control the wagon and it didn’t run over the horses. In reading the book, “Little House on the Prairie,” I imagine they probaGeorge bly traveled Rooks between 10 and miles per Ole 15 day. That is hard Fisherman for us people to realize, that there were hardly any bridges back then. Now I imagine there were some wet days and nights on their journey and camping each night for us would have been bad, but for them it was part of life. Last Saturday evening the Methodist Church here in Bethel held the Holy House in the church and again there was a big crowd with 1,722 folks that went through. This is an event the church folks are excited about and the trick or treaters look forward to along with cookies, water, hot chocolate and popcorn. On the inside they see the scenes of

Christ’s life. On the outside there are folks passing out candy and telling about the Good Lord with invites to come and attend this church if they don’t have a church where they go. Now I heard this morning that Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the Milford Garden Center Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27. He will be visiting between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will be lots of things to see. There will be poinsettias, candy, Christmas trees and wreaths, crafts and lots of other items. Now Santa will have a candy cane to give each one. You can bring your camera to take pictures or there will be someone there to take the pictures for you of the children on Santa’s lap. Of course, there will be a small charge for this. Now Santa was telling me he has had pictures taken with dogs and cats on his lap and this is O.K. with him because he likes all kinds of animals especially good animals. You boys and girls know Santa will make short visits before Christmas Eve to see how good you guys are. Now you probably didn’t know that but Old Santa

will talk to Mom and Dad when you are not watching to get the low down on each of you. The Clermont Chapter of the P.E.R.I. meeting will be held at 11:30 Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Batavia Station, to eat lunch on your own. Then the meeting will follow. There will be a couple of deputies from the sheriff’s office there to tell folks how to protect themselves from scams and how to keep safe. It seems there are people today who want to take advantage of seniors and don’t care how they survive after they pull a scam on them. Franklin Thomas also will be there. He is the district representative for P.E.R.I. (Public Employees Retirement Incorporated) to explain the change on prescription drugs and the legislation we need to take care of to protect our retirement funds. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

The Power of Volunteers to be honored Clermont 20/20 is seeking nominations for volunteers that have made major contributions to their community in 2010. Each of the 14 townships in Clermont County and the city of Milford are encouraged to recognize and nominate either individuals or groups that have made a difference in the quality of life of your neighborhood. In today’s difficult economic environment, the generous gift of time, talent and treasure by community volunteers is ever more important. We are trying to identify volunteers making their community a better place to live with no expectation of recognition or reward. Serving others instead of self is deserving of attention and recognition. I hope you’ll take just a few moments to think about what individual or what group in your community deserve public praise and recognition for taking the extra time and energy to care about others.

The categories are: • Civic – A non-elected individual who exemplifies good citizenship and making a difference in their Chris Smith community by Community volunteering in organizaPress Guest civic tions and initiaColumnist tives. • Education – An individual or organization that has made a contribution in the educational field including educators, fundraisers, concerned citizens and advocates. • Environmental/Parks & Recreation – An individual or organization that has made an impact on preservation, development of green space, environmental quality of Clermont County, or providing for recreational opportunities for citizens of Clermont County.

• Health/Health Care – An individual, organization, agency or program that has made an impact on health and wellness of our citizens. • Human Services – An individual, organization, agency or program that has made an impact on the needs and concerns of our citizens in Clermont County. • Rural Interests – An individual or organization that has an impact on improving the quality of life for individuals who live in the rural areas of the county. • Safety/Justice – An individual, organization or project that has made an impact on the safety and well being of our citizens including special safety projects, fire protection, EMS Services and law enforcement activities. • The Up ‘n’ Over Youth Leadership Award – Recognition of a student in the 16 to 21 age range who has demonstrated not only exemplary character but has demonstrated leadership characteristics in both school and com-

munity activities. • Dr. Richard J. Zinsmeister Humanitarian Award – An individual living or working in Clermont County that unselfishly gives of his or her self through professional or civic work, promotes respect among people, makes a measurable impact on the quality of life for residents, and lives the passion of his/her cause. • The William H. Over Leadership Award – An individual or organization who has made an impact through their leadership in improving the quality of life throughout Clermont County. To make a nomination, visit clermont20/, and click on “quick links. Mail a nomination to 1000 Ohio Pike, Suite 2, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. E-mail a nomination to All nominations must be received by Dec. 17. Chris Smith is the executive director of Clermont 20/20. He can be reached at 753-9222.

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Randy Baumgardt, owner/chef at LaDonna’s Cafe on Ohio Pike in Batavia Township, turns ribs cooking in the smoker in front of his restaurant.

LaDonna’s features choochoo smoker, ‘comfort food’ By John Seney

LaDonna’s Cafe features pulled pork and ribs cooked in the restaurant’s own smoker. The wood smoker looks like a train engine and owner/chef Randy Baumgardt calls it the choo choo smoker. “We’re the home of the choo choo smoker,” he said. The restaurant, which opened Sept. 15 on Ohio Pike in Batavia Township, serves what Baumgardt calls “comfort food,” with a menu that includes steaks, chops, jambalaya, sandwiches and Kentucky hot brown. LaDonna’s, which is named after Baumgardt’s late mother-in-law, opened in a building that housed a former Mexican restaurant. “I’ve lived in Amelia for 10 years,” he said “I’ve been looking for a place to open of my own for years. It’s convenient and close to home. A great location.” LaDonna’s is the first restaurant Baumgardt has owned, but he has about 18 years experience working as a chef. He took 10 years away from working in restaurants before deciding to return. “Being in the restaurant business has always been my passion,” he said. “I’m doing what I always wanted to do.” Baumgardt does the cooking, often working 15hour days. The smoker has to be fired up hours before the restaurant opens, he said. “The ribs have to be

More info Business: LaDonna’s Cafe Address: 1340 Ohio Pike, Batavia Township Phone: 752-1461 Website: Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday; 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday. Owner/chef: Randy Baumgardt Employees: 15 cooked about five hours, the pork about 12 hours,” he said. “I’m here 7:30 in the morning.” He sees the smoker, which is set up in the parking lot in front of the restaurant, as something unique that sets his establishment apart. The smoker holds 18 racks of ribs or 100 pounds of pork at a time. “The idea is to cook it low and slow, to give the meat a wood-smoked flavor,” he said. The restaurant seats 96 inside, with room for 40 on the patio when the weather is nice. Prices range from $7.50 to $8 for sandwiches to $19.50 for a full rack of ribs. On weekends, LaDonna’s features live entertainment. Christina Shumway, general manager of LaDonna’s, said the restaurant is special because of the food. “There is nothing like this in our area,” She said. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati. com/bataviatownship.


Jason Heikenfeld, associate professor of electronics and computing at the University of Cincinnati, works in his lab on technology to improve the display of electronic books.

Batavia Township native invents toy By John Seney

A simple toy aimed at kids was the result of scientific research done by a Batavia Township native. Jason Heikenfeld, an associate professor of electronics and computing at the University of Cincinnati, said he was working in 2004 and 2005 on the technology to produce better electronic displays. The research led to the development of signage that could be used for advertising. “The signs were designed to catch people’s attention,” he said. He realized the signage technology also could be used for a child’s toy “because it was colorful and interactive.” “We had a bunch of overkill Ph.D. work for display technology, then realized it could be adapted to signage, and then to a toy,” Heikenfeld said. The result was the Crayola Explosion Glow Board, which lets children create images on a special board and print out the result. The toy has been on the market about two years. “It’s pretty simple,” Heikenfeld said.

Kids write on a sheet of plastic and the ink lights up with light provided from an LED source. “It’s a 21st-century Lite Brite,” he said. Heikenfeld said UC lets faculty members share a portion of the royalties for technology transferred to the marketplace. He is currently working on technology to improve the display of electronic books. It involves using ink jet fluid to produce a better image. “It looks as good as the pigment on paper,” he said. To help market his inventions, Heikenfeld founded the firm Gamma Dynamics along with John Rudolph, a former executive at U.S. Precision Lens in Union Township. He also credits Andrew Steckl, a professor at UC, with helping him with his work. Heinkenfeld grew up in Batavia Township, attending St. Louis School in Owensville and McNicholas High School in Mount Washington. His interest in electronic gadgets developed at a young age. “I used to ride my bike up to the village yard sales in Batavia and buy

The Crayola Explosion Glow Board lets children create images on a special board and print out the result. The toy has been on the market about two years.

electronic equipment,” he said. “It was fun.” His mother, Rita Heikenfeld, a Community Journal columnist, said Jason had an interest in electronics and creating things when he was younger. He also enjoyed playing in the woods and being outside. “He just loved to be outside,” she said. The decision to go into electronic engineering wasn’t made until he was a junior in high school. “I originally wanted to go into medicine,” he said. But working in a veterinarian’s office as part of a high school biology class led him to realize he wasn’t suited to performing operations. “I decided to go into engineering,” he said. He studied electronic engineering as an undergraduate at UC, where he also earned his Ph.D. He has been an associate professor since 2005. Heikenfeld, 36, lives in Mount Washington with his wife, Jessica, and three sons, Jack, 5, Will, 7, and Luke, 9. For more about your community, visit

East Fork Mounted Search and Rescue to host fundraiser By Kellie Geist

Sound interesting?

When someone is lost or an item needs to be found, The East Fork Mounted Search and Rescue is available to help. The mounted team is a group of people police and fire agencies can call upon to assist in a variety of search and rescue operations. “There are a lot of reasons an agency would call on a mounted search and rescue team. We are professionals who know how to search and can come out at a moment’s notice to assist someone who needs us,” said Captain Marsha George. Team founder and coordinator Brenda Durham said the volunteers are trained in

Four volunteer members of the East Fork Mounted Search & Rescue team head out for a search. a variety of search techniques as well as first aid and search psychology to make sure they can respond to a wide variety of needs. “We practice and train to make sure we can deal with the circumstances of every search,” she said. She said the 25-member mounted team, which started in 1994, generally gets called out a couple times a

year. “We don’t get called out a lot and it’s a bummer for training and morale, but, at the same time, we don’t want people lost,” Durham said. The team is based out of East Fork, but they have been called as far as Preble County, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky. To pay for the training


and other team needs, the East Fork Mounted Search and Rescue will hold its annual Tack Exchange fundraiser. The Tack Exchange will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Red Barn Flea Market, 299 Haskel Road in Batavia. Durham said tack is anything people need to ride or work with horses including

East Fork Search and Rescue founder and coordinator Brenda Durham said the team always is looking for new members and volunteers. Volunteers who want to be mounted will need access to a horse, but people also are needed to man the command station and coordinate the team’s efforts. Team members hold monthly meetings, attend training and host social events. “It’s a really good group of people and we have a lot of fun together,” said team Captain Marsha George. Anyone who would like more information can contact Durham at 646-0061.

saddles, bridles, blankets, halters and lead ropes. The fundraiser is usually

held at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, but Durham said the team needed more space for the event this year. “The Tack Exchange is like a flea market for horse lovers,” Durham said. “You might find new and used horse tack, crafts, art, jewelry, furniture ... but 90 percent of it will be horse-related.” There also will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle at the event. Cost to have a booth at the event is $20 or to have a booth and a table is $25. Outdoor spots are $15. If you register the day of the event, all costs are $5 more. For more information, call Durham at 646-0061. For more about your community, visit cincinnati. com/clermontcounty.


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


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. 379-4900; Mount Carmel.


Veterans’ Day Dedication, 6:30 p.m., Clermont County Common Pleas, 270 E. Main St., Courthouse. Memorial dedication and ceremony honoring Korean War veterans. Free. Presented by Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission. 732-7363; Batavia.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St., Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; Bethel.

A Caring Place Dinner Auction, 6-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference CenterEastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, silent and called auctions, “Break the Safe” featuring $500, raffle, entertainment and debut of A Caring Place bracelet. Ages 18 and up. $450 tables of 10; $50. Reservations required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 300-3565. Eastgate.


Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken and variety of side dishes. Carryout available. $7. 8319876. Milford. Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Clermont County Veterans Commission Military Display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 101 E. Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 732-7597. Batavia.

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CRAFT SHOWS Craft Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Grove United Methodist Church, 2156 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Crafts, silent auction and bake sale. Lunch available; $5, $3 ages 12 and under. Benefits mission projects of Spring Grove United Methodist Women. Free. 734-2887. Nicholsville. Kinderklaus Markt, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. with Kit Andrews of Local 12 and Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber. Craft items, baked goods, holiday decorations and more. $1 discount available online. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $5. 5091157; Loveland. FARMERS MARKET

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


Tools of the Past Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 724-1070. Williamsburg.



The famed Vienna Boys Choir comes to Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. They will perform Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Call 513-621-2787 or visit

Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Earthhuggers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Indoor discovery time, songs, games, art, hike, snack and story. Topic varies monthly. Ages 3-4. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Awareness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Story, hike, craft and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 5-6. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

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Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $81, $54 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Perimeter Hike, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Park in the Creekside Parking Lot and meet at the Creekside Barn. Hike on Perimeter Trail at Long Branch Farm & Trails with Executive Director Bill Hopple. Start and end at Creekside Barn, staying on outer trails. Moderate terrain. Distance: approximately five miles. Ages 12 and up. No dogs please. Members free; $5 nonmembers. Registration required. 8311711; Goshen Township.

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Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.


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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 6976769; Loveland. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1 5

DANCE CLASSES Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township. GARDEN CLUBS


The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission is holding a Veterans’ Day dedication at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse, 270 E. Main St., Batavia. The memorial dedication and ceremony will honor Korean War veterans. Free to attend. For more information, call 732-7363 or visit

Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road, Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Presented by Log Cabin Herb Society. 7686137. Willliamsburg.

FARMERS MARKET Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford.

Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Wines for your holiday table featuring wines suited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. $35. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; e-mail; Milford.


Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate. Prostate Cancer Education/Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., For prostate cancer survivors, men undergoing treatment and men recently diagnosed. Wives and significant others also invited. Free. Presented by American Cancer Society - Cincinnati. 253-9333; Milford.



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

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What love wants to do if we let it live with us

must or could be Once puberty arrives love sought, has taken off quietly starts to become an its clothes and enticing aspect of life. Early stretched itself out on on we collect posters of our our own bed and favorite celebrity, buy their announced that it is songs, and even discover a here to stay. girlfriend or boyfriend we “Suddenly … that blush to tell others about. which was unapWe feel exciting urges in our bodies, begin to date, Father Lou proachable becomes and eventually dream of the Guntzelman that which cannot be gotten rid of. What day we’ll marry. Love is Perspectives was most glamorous equated with sexuality and and exciting seems to seen as a Happy-Maker. Not until much, much later do insist, now, on being the most we find out what love really is. ordinary thing in the world.” Marriage presents us with a Some of us never find out. One of life’s best opportunities to teach us very important question. It’s a about real love is marriage. That’s question similar to the query because when we get married, about the dog chasing the car: What happens if he catches it? love itself comes to live with us. Now the question for us is: In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason says, “That What do we do with love – or perthing we have been chasing ever mit love to do to us – once we since we were old enough to think we have finally caught it? For those unacquainted with believe (however naively) that it

love’s ways, marriage can eventually come to be seen as a trap or an imprisonment. Certainly, in our youth, we always hoped love would come and live with us. But we imagined its chief task would be to make us happy and fulfill all our romantic fantasies ever after. Yet – sooner or later – the love that lives with us begins to seem erratic, unpredictable, less exciting or even disappointing. We begin to quietly wonder if this really is love who came to live with us, or is it an impostor. Many spouses are actually surprised to find out what love can be like underneath its charming exterior. Of course, love knows more about reality than we do. And the younger or less formed we are, the less we suspect love’s actual agenda. Even if it tried to tell us, it would sound too mysterious or

preposterous. Thankfully, Joseph Campbell put it into words for us: “I think one of the problems of marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long love affair and it isn’t. “Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. “But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You just can’t dictate.” Happiness is never a permanent state. Remember, happiness is commonly compared to a beautiful butterfly that can’t be caught, but occasionally alights on our shoulder. Happiness is elusive, our transformation increasingly becomes permanent. It is all about our enlargement and growth as a person. Yet, to be honest, enlarge-

ment generally comes only through suffering. But if we’re willing and working accomplices, transformation brings with it increased consciousness and wisdom. These invariably arise out of conflict and the tension of opposites. In marriage, love has quite a job. It has two sets of consciousness and unconsciousness with which to work, two egos and two hearts, and two lives to raise up to human heights and fulfilled potential. Maybe the dog doesn’t know what to do with the car it catches up to, but love knows what it wants to do with the two lives with whom it lives. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be cautious when buying rehabbed homes With extremely low interest rates and a glut of homes on the market, this is a great time to buy. But, you need to beware of homes put on the market through foreclosure. Some have been rehabbed before being put back up for sale and, unless you’re careful, you could be buying a big headache. Erin Bohannon-Chenault learned rehabbed homes can come with lots of problems. She and her husband thought they were getting a good deal on a house in Fairfield. “All we know is it was a rehab and they had fixed it up. From what we knew everything was new. They said they had put in new appliances, new water heater – that’s what they had told us,” she said. At first glance everything looked great, but then they hired a home inspector. “There was a big prob-

lem with the wiring and the electricity. It was going to be dangerous if they fix Howard Ain didn’t it,” she Hey Howard! said. Another problem was the gas line in the fireplace. “They were supposed to yank it out or at least shut it off. We found out they didn’t do that because we had a gas leak,” she said. As a result, several family members were sick for days. Another gas leak was also discovered at the newly installed water tank. Despite having a home inspection, BohannonChenault discovered she couldn’t use their new washing machine because the plumbing in the house was bad.

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“One of the drains is actually broken even though the property disclosure form says everything is fine,” she said. Bohannon-Chenault said she’s learned she cannot rely on the homeowner disclosure form. The form also said there was no water leakage in the basement but a close inspection revealed not only had a leak been repaired but there were other leaks that had not been fixed. “Here I thought this was our dream house. We’re a young couple and it’s just been a nightmare since we moved in,” BohannonChenault says. She’s now looking for an attorney to see if she can get out of the purchase because she says there are so many undisclosed problems. Repairs to the house will run into the tens of thousands of dollars. As I see it, part of the


problem was all the people she hired to protect her had an interest in her buying the house. The home inspector had been recommended by her real estate agent. That’s a conflict of interest because the inspector may believe he or she has to give the home good reviews in order to keep getting recommended by the real estate agent. If you see water leaking


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through the basement walls you need to hire a professional engineer to check the foundation. Don’t be satisfied with letting the seller bring in someone to just do a patch. Finally, have your own lawyer represent you every step of the way when you’re considering buying a house. There are so many pitfalls, especially for a firsttime homebuyer, you need

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Ahoy, sea foam candy recipes are on the horizon and when I put the baking soda in the cooked mixture, it foamed up and I was in awe of the way it looked. That little candy making experiment gave me a lifelong curiosity of food

When I was little, one of the first candies I attempted to make on my own was called “sea foam candy.” I know it contained vinegar, sugar and baking soda, among other ingredients,

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chemistry. T h e c a n d y was a b e i g e color and when I broke it up, it did Rita look sort Heikenfeld of foamy in the Rita’s kitchen middle. So when Elena Dye asked for a sea foam candy, I thought it was that one, but was wrong. Elena described a different kind of candy altogether, almost like a divinity/praline type candy that you see in the South. Well, I have the best readers and the recipes came pouring in! I’m sharing two, and there’s more in our online version (along with memorable stories) from Sharon Cummins, an Anderson Township reader; Karol Kennedy’s mom, (who colored hers with a drop of green food coloring); Pat Perry Cornell, whose recipe is from an older Southern cookbook; and Janice Wallace, a longtime Northern Kentucky reader. I haven’t tried these yet myself, but plan to.

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Ellen Meece’s sea foam candy for Christmas

Ellen, a Madeira reader, said she has been making this for 50 years and her daughter, Sherry, always reminds her to be sure to make it. 2 egg whites, room temperature (large eggs) 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 ⁄3 cup white corn syrup 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup broken walnut or pecan kernels Put egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Put all other ingredients (except vanilla and nuts) into a 3-quart saucepan, stir thoroughly and place on medium heat. Boil to hardball stage (256 degrees) do not stir, but with a pastry brush dipped into cold water frequently wipe sugar crystals down sides of saucepan. Just wipe the sides of the pan, do not add more water to syrup. Remove from heat to cool, while beating egg whites until stiff, then slowly add syrup, beating in thoroughly. Continue beating at

slower rhythm, until past sticky stage and candy begins to get creamy and hold shape. At this point, add nuts and vanilla, stirring to blend. Quickly drop in mounds on waxed paper using teaspoon. Ellen’s tip: Do not undercook syrup. Also, be sure candy reaches creamy stage. (The candy will lose its shiny texture). One must work quickly when spooning the candy into mounds.

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Diane Jeynes sent this recipe in from her late cousin, Dorothy. “It’s a favorite from Dorothy, who worked for the Kroger Food Foundation a number of years ago,” Diane said.

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Hash browns and goetta casserole: The real deal

Kathy Burkhardt will be so happy that Rosie Kennedy, a Fort Mitchell reader, found this recipe for her from the Enquirer in 2007. 8 frozen hash brown patties 8 slices goetta 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack 1 scallion, thinly sliced 7 eggs 1 cup milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with goetta slices, sprinkle with cheeses and scallions. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour over other layers in dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serves eight. Can be assembled the night before and refrigerated. 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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Library coordinates food drive in November Clermont County Public Library is coordinating a countywide food drive during November. The library will serve as a drop-off location where the public can donate non-perishable items. These items will be given to 10 different food pantry locations in Clermont County. A bookmark with suggestions can be picked up at your local Clermont County branch. Items not listed on the bookmarks are still appreciated as long as they adhere to the following guidelines: • Non-perishable items. These items may also include personal hygiene items. • No clothing donations or anything that is made of material including towels and washcloths. “We’ve been extremely busy over the past year,” said Lynn Stranz, coordinator of emergency services for the YWCA in Batavia. “In

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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

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

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



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


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

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

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 •

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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

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


Welcomes You

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”




Bethel Journal


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Megan Walls, 22, 2634 Laurel Point Isabel Road, Moscow, abusing harmful intoxicants at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Oct. 25. Jessica Dawn Baucom, 25, 305 Main St. No. B3, Felicity, theft at 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 17, burglary, Felicity, Oct. 29.

November 11, 2010

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

Brian L. Pedigo, 36, 500 University Lane, No. 107, Batavia, theft at 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 29. Brian L. Pedigo, 36, 500 University Lane, No. 107, Batavia, theft at 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 30. Christopher Cropper, 19, 3415 Clover Road, Bethel, drug paraphernalia at 3415 Clover Road, Bethel, Oct. 26. Lauren Shouse, 22, 2170 Big Indian, Moscow, theft at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Oct. 28. Michael Anthony Weatherspoon, 30, 2462 Ohio 133, Bethel, forgery, theft at 1356 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, Oct. 29.




303 Faith Way, Potterhill Homes LLC to Jessica & Ian Wilson, $145,000. 125 Morris St., Brandi Turner, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $33,333.34. 2810 Ohio 133, Kimberly Riley, et at. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $33,334. 317 S. Main St., Patricia & James

Nicheols Jr. to The Park National Bank, 0.2040 acre, $36,667.67. 372 South Charity St., Michael & Stephanie Pace to Fannie Mae, 0.1590 acre, $40,000.


118 East Street, Estate of Evelyn Ervin to Thomas Arp, 0.4920 acre, $14,000. 3269 McMurchey Road, Joshua & Kati Young to David & Patti Stroub, 2.0000 acre, $120,000. 1278 Ohio 222, Merchants National Bank to Widespread Properties

James David Wilson, 42, 3254 Ohio 133, Bethel, domestic violence at 3254 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 29. Todd A Hartley, 23, 501 Felicity Cedron Road, Felicity, disorderly conduct at 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, Oct. 31.

Incidents/investigations Assault At Ohio Street And Grant Street, Bethel, Oct. 26.


At 2135 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 27. At 752 Mullen Road, Moscow, Oct. 25.

Domestic violence

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At 194 Bartlow Road, Georgetown, Oct. 27.

At Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 30.

Drug paraphernalia

At 3415 Clover Road, Bethel, Oct. 26.

Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school

At 2598 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, Oct. 27.


2426 Ohio 756, Moscow, Oct. 25. At 319 Main Street, Felicity, Oct. 26.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private

Daryl Skeens and Barbara Skeens vs. Donegal Insurance Group and Atlantic States Insurance Company, other tort Mary J. Jackson vs. Michael P. Ferris Jr., et al, other tort Barb E. Smith vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and Extendicare Health Services Inc., worker’s compensation GMAC Mortgage Inc. vs. Tina M. Sharp, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank Trust Company vs. Peter L. Hacker, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Melanie A. Carter, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Tim Price and Beverly Price, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Martin S. Tynan, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Brian K. Meyer, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Ronald S. Bolton, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Samantha L. Mays and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Northside Bank and Trust Company vs. Stephen L. Jenner, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lonnie L. Cole, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Thomas William Fryman, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Sara L. Theis, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Theresa Wirsching, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Emma Scott and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Patricia E. Hesser, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. James Brown, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. David R. Bottom, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Torrey

2708 Airport Road, Jay Stockford, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 2.0410 acre, $100,000. 2167 Donald Road, Wendell Ward to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 2.0000 acre, $100,000.


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property owned by others and in state waters

At 964 Neville Penn Schoolhouse, Felicity, Oct. 21.


Cinema 10

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

Hotline 947-3333

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LLC, 125.7020 acre, $400,000. 1016 Painter Fork Drive, Allan Sanders to CitiFinancial Inc., 5.0130 acre, $50,000.

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At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 26. At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 27. At 1611 Bees Run Road, Moscow, Oct. 30. At 1501 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 27. At 1988 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, Oct. 27. At 2033 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, Oct. 30. At 2309 Franklin Laurel, Felicity, Oct. 29.

At 2410 Ohio 756, Moscow, Oct. 27. At 2461 Burns Road, Felicity, Oct. 28. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 28. At 2911 U.S. 52, Chilo, Oct. 30. At 2946 South Bantam Road, Bethel, Oct. 28. At 3055 Bolender Road, Felicity, Oct. 30. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 12. At 3376 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Oct. 25. At 3415 Clover Road, Bethel, Oct. 26.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 2135 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 27.


1880 U.S. Rt. 52, Ann Howard, trustee to Jerome & Deborah Howard, 58.4500 acre, $228,000.




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


LEGAL NOTICE UNIT #157 Jenny Wallace P.O. Box 540 Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 UNIT #115 Marcia Wiley P.O. Box 414 Owensville, Ohio 45160 UNIT # 187 April & Michael Juilfs (Gullett) P.O. Box 401, Williams burg, Ohio 45176 UNIT # 129, #214, #166 Ericka Payne 6555 Goshen Road Goshen, Ohio 45122 UNIT #209 Michella Hornsby 3268 Snider Malott Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 UNIT # 114 Jennifer L. Charlton 6555 Goshen Road Goshen, Ohio 45122 UNIT # 144 Chelsea Phillips 2639 Old ST. RT.32 Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT # 145 Terry Dick 344 Sweetbriar Court Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT # 188 Cathy Foster P.O. Box 174 Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT # 159 Randy Jefferies, Jr. 268 Seton Court Batavia, Ohio 45103 Your personal belongings stored at DISCOUNT STORAGE PLUS, 4205 Cover Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Will be sold for payment due.1601993


Conn, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Stephen C. Harig, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Justin S. Palmer, foreclosure Citibank NA vs. Clint M. Kirker, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Gregg S. Smith, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kellene P. Carpenter, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Daniel B. Kilgore, et al., foreclosure OneWest Bank FSB vs. James A. Foley, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Nicholas D. Groh, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Michael W. Ward, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage vs. Michelle K. Duggan and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Branch Bill Properties LLC, et al. vs. Inn the Hollow Management Co., et al., other civil John McCarty and Diana McCarty vs. Stephen Waddell and Lightning Rod Mutual Insurance, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. Jimmie S. Langenbahn, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. Martha L. Owens, other civil Deborah J. Rigg vs. Bethany M. Graham and Ryan C. Graham, other civil Charles Tomlin and Dorothy Virginia Tomlin vs. Raymond D. Harris, et al., other civil Michael Scheu vs. Fred C. Young, other civil Autovest LLC vs. Joseph W. Carver and Richard Carver, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Denise Tenkotte, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. William J. Bath, other civil Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Joseph L. Thompson, other civil Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC vs. Katie May and Ronald A. May, other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Harry Kapourales, et al., other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. ANZ Holding Inc., et al., other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Emro Marketing Company, et al., other civil Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Arleen G. Keller, et al., other civil



Jennifer Miller vs. Donald Miller Chelsie Hornsby vs. Kenny D. Hornsby Bettina Foster vs. James Foster

Lavon Mills vs. Lones R. Mills Sr. Robert R. Williams vs. Lisa M. Williams Kevin Kleist vs. Lisa Beuning Jeffrey Green vs. Shawn Green Erika L. Russell vs. Stephen R. Russell Tracy Barger vs. Michael Barger David B. Wolfinger vs. Constance E. Wolfinger


Mary Ann Forney vs. Lawrence A. Forney III Joseph F. Ward vs. Beth Rae Ward Andrea N. Higgins vs. Jeremy Higgins Gregory A. Hirschauer vs. Anne Hirschauer Toni L. Seal vs. Arthur G. Seal David C. Stiles vs. Janelle L. Stiles Larry G. Hunt vs. Charlene Hunt Lucinda Fender vs. Randall Lee Fender Gregg A. Creamer vs. Lesley N. Creamer Jennifer Tsai vs. Eric Troiand Polly Nachazel vs. Mark J. Nachazel Nicole Marie Hoctor-Houghton vs. Richard Alan Houghton


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. Pirk Garrett Elliott Jr., 43, 497 W. Main St., Williamsburg, domestic violence, Williamsburg Village Police. Carl Shockley Jr., 35, rape, sexual battery, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department. Andrew Scott Blankenship, 24, 4575 Mont Clair Place, Batavia, possession of heroin, Ohio State Patrol. Larry Wayne Turner, 26, 10 Apple Lane, Cincinnati, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Gardiner Jr., 35, 112 W. Plane St. #B, Bethel, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Neil E. Tunstall, 38, having weapons while under disability, Miami Township Police. Jesse Ryan Webster, 30, 2643 Spring St., Bethel, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, Bethel Police. David A. Kuykendall Jr., 34, breaking and entering, theft, Miami Township Police. Julian K.D. Pennington, 20, 700 University Lane #313, Batavia, breaking and entering, theft, Miami Township Police.

DEATHS Steven Floyd Stout Sr.

Steven Floyd Stout Sr., 45, of Russellville, Ohio, died Oct. 26. Survived by wife, Carolyn (nee Lay) Stout; children, Alicia Kathryn, Steven Floyd Jr. and Nicholas Robert Stout; granddaughter, Kara Lynn Cammack; parents, Robert L. and Judith Stout; siblings, Randall

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Ingram formally announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Michele Ingram to Ronnie Joseph Puckett, Jr. son of Mr & Mrs. Ronnie Puckett. Residential Jamie was born in Geor- Lucy Shepherd, Bethel, alter, 220 getown, Ohio and is a West St., Bethel Village, $800. 1986 New Richmond High Stapleton Excavation, New Richmond, alter, 2842 S. Bantam graduate. She also atRoad, Tate Township. tended I.M.D.T where she Thomas Oberschlake, Bethel, demoligraduated with a degree in 1994 in Medical Assisting. Jamie is owner operator of 3 successful businesses. Ronnie was born in Laurel United Methodist Church Valdosta, Ga. He is a 1985 Church members will host the community “Be Thankful” Thanksgiving Amelia High graduate, carry-in dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 and also attended C.T.C. Ronnie was in retail management for 20 years, but is pursuing a career in a financial institution. A June 11, 2011 wedding Moore, 23, 2877 Ohio 232, is being planned. The cou- Matthew Bethel, manufacturing, and Leann ple will make their home Hornsby, 26, 2877 Ohio 232, Bethel, stay at home mom. in Clermont County.

Lee Sr., Robert Carl and Monte Alan Stout; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Services were Oct. 29 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials to: Children’s Educational Fund, c/o Key Bank, 200 West Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106.

BUILDING PERMITS tion, 2670 Swings Corner Point Isabel, Tate Township. Leon Burch, Bethel, alter, 2940 Moore Road, Tate Township.


Faith Chapel Ministries, Bethel, alter, 111 W. Plane St., Bethel Village.

RELIGION p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Everyone is asked to bring one or two covered dishes and a friend. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Jacob Alsept, 28, 3621 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, U.S. Army, and Kelly Wheaton, 27, 3621 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, homemaker.


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