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Election results Read the results of the races and issues that were on the Nov. 8 ballot. Full story, A2

Bick students welcome veterans Students, teachers, staff and families welcomed veterans from all wars to a celebration of Veterans Day Nov. 10. Full story, A5

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Residents upset about cutting down all trees By John Seney

BETHEL — Andrew Weis said he has three trees infested with the Asian longhorned beetle on the eight acres of property he owns in Tate Township. “There are a lot more trees that are perfectly healthy,” he said. Weis doesn’t understand why many of the healthy trees have to be cut down along with the infested ones to get rid of the invasive insect. Officials from state and federal agencies explained how the beetle eradication program will work at the meeting attended by several hundred people Nov. 7 at the Grant Career Center. A contractor hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture were to begin cutting down infested trees in Tate Township Nov. 14. Officials also plan to cut down non-infested “host” trees that are within a quartermile of the infested trees in order to prevent the spread of the beetle. The cutting of the non-infested trees will wait until after a 30-day comment period on an environmental assessment that is expected to be completed soon, officials said. “The goal is total elimination of the Asian longhorned beetle from the area,” said David Lance, a scientist with the USDA. Lance said elimination of host trees where no evidence of infestation is found is necessary for the insect’s eradi-

cation. “Surveys are imperfect. We know we are going to miss infested trees,” he said. “An area-wide approach is needed. A small number of beetles can start and maintain a population.” Lance said chemical application has been used in some cases to kill the beetles. The chemical kills adult beetles, but not all the large larvae. “Tree removal is 100 percent effective in eliminating the Asian longhorned beetle,” he said. “It is always the method of choice.” Bill Skvarla, owner of Harmony Hill Vineyards in Tate Township, said residents were not upset about taking out infested trees. “Our concern is we don’t think healthy trees should be taken down,” said Skvarla, on whose property the beetles were first discovered in June. “You can’t go through with this. We’ll fight you,” he said. “Nobody wants to cut anybody’s trees down,” said Matt Beal of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “We’re trying to protect trees.” Skvarla said many property owners are holding back on reporting infested trees because of the plans to cut noninfested trees. “By not reporting, you’re risking your property, your neighbor’s property, your community, the state and nation,” said Christine Markham, national director of Asian longhorned beetle eradication for the USDA. “I understand that people are upset. But these trees will

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die,” she said. “Host tree removal is the best way to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle in this area.” Markham said crews will come to residents’ property and mark infested trees with a red or orange diagonal slash. “They will knock on your door and leave a packet of information, along with a legal notice from the state,” she said. Ohio law allows trees to be cut down to eliminate areas of infestation, Beal said. “We fully support what the USDA is doing,” he said. Officials expect to cut down as many as 50,000 tress in a1,500-acre area west of Bethel in the first phase of the eradication program. The area could be expanded in the future, Lance said. Markham said in lawns and landscaped areas, stumps will be removed and the holes filled. In lawns, the filled area will be reseeded. The crews will break for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and resume work in January, she said. Kyle Young, a representative of Young’s General Contracting, the company that will be doing the tree-cutting, said all crew members will wear ID badges. He said they will coordinate with the property owner before beginning the tree-cutting. “It won’t be a shock when we show up,” he said. The work will be done at no cost to residents.

BETHEL — Anyone who looks at a state report card can see that BethelTate Middle School is performing well. Now the “excellent with distinction” building can add being named a School of Promise and being the top Making Middle Grades Work school in the state to those academic achievements. “To us, those are indicators that the decisions we’ve made in the last 10 years to go to team teaching, intervention and the Making Middle Grades Work model have all paid off,” Principal Steve Gill said. The School of Promise announcement came in mid-October from the Ohio Department of Education. To qualify, schools have to have a student population that’s economically disadvantaged or have a high number of minority students. In Ohio, 122 schools were named Schools of Promise. This summer, the High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work program named Bethel-Tate Middle School the state’s top performing middle school in Ohio. They also placed Bethel-Tate as one of the top 10 Making Middle Grades Works schools in the nation. The school was nominated for those recognitions by High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work Southwest Ohio Regional Coordinator Linda Radtke and her staff. “We are so proud of Bethel-Tate. They have always been an outstanding leader in our Making Middle Grades Work region and are willing to share their successes with other schools,” Radtke said. Gill said he’s thrilled with the recognitions, but knows the staff cannot bask in the acknowledgments. “Being recognized like this is really exciting, but I told my staff that the season is over. These are based on test scores and assessments from last year and we’re in a new year now. The new season has started,” he said.

Bethel-Tate Middle School teacher Brian Cunningham goes over the daily science question with a group of eighth-graders. Cunningham teachers math and science. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BETHEL — Barb Leonard and Buffy Clements won the two open seats on the Bethel-Tate board of education. Leonard received 1,845 votes and Clements received 949. Tammy Kenneda received 851 votes. “I'm humbled by how many people voted for me and I appreciate their support and trust,” said Leonard. “I will do my best to live up to their expectations.”

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Leonard grew up in Hamersville but has lived in Bethel for the last 35 years. She worked for Clements Bethel-Tate PROVIDED schools for 22 years as the transportation director and was involved with school fundraisers. She is currently the transportation supervisor for the Indian Hill school district. “Even though I work here in Indian Hill and love my job, my heart is still in Bethel and I thought a good

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friends and clients who helped and people I didn't even know who showed up at the polls to work for Pattison me,” said PROVIDED Pattison. Pattison earned an undergraduate degree in social studies education from The Ohio State University and completed his law degree at the University of Cincinnati in 1972. “I've had an interest in law ands government since I was in high school when I was a member of the debate team and that interest grew over the years,” he said. He has practiced law in the Clermont County Muni-

cipal Court for 36 years. Pattison served as an assistant prosecutor for six years, and as the elected Clermont County prosecutor from 1981 to 1988. He also has been appointed counsel for indigent defendants and an attorney in private practice. “I've worked with 20 judges over the year and I’ve watch them review and decide cases and it’s been fascinating to me. And I decided at some time I’d like to be a judge,” said Pattison. “The judges on the bench are very good in Clermnont County. I will seek to do as good a job as they are doing.” Pattison’s family has lived in Clermont County for nearly 35 years.

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CLERMONT CO. — The commissioners are still hoping to give county employees a 3-percent raise, but some could get more. Recorder Debbie Clepper and Auditor Linda Fraley are asking for higher raises for their lower-paid employees. For example, one-stop office employees who make $9 an hour may be increased to $10 an hour. Clepper and Fraley both have cut costs and returned money to the general fund since taking office, they said. “We need to pay our employees competitively. I’ve done some research and we are low,” Clepper said, adding that having low-paid

employees results in a high turnover and extra training. The commissioners said they wanted to get more information about the current wages and what neighboring counties pay, but were generally in favor of approving the suggestions made by Clepper and Fraley. “Historically, your people have been paid low. To be honest, you are the first ones in your positions to come and ask us for more. You have very dedicated workers and you make a strong argument,” Commissioner Bob Proud said. Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said a 3-percent increase - in addition to other funding requests - would put expense requests about

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$1.9 million above the estimated $49.1 million in revenue. Scheetz said there are some items in this draft budget that will change those numbers, but not dramatically. If the commissioners approve those salary actions without cutting elsewhere, they would have to draw on the county’s cash balance. The commissioners try to keep the balance at about 25 percent of the year’s expenses - or about $12.47 million. The current estimates would mean the county’s balance would be about $11 million at the end of 2012, said Scheetz. The commissioners will discuss the budget over the next week and expect to approve the 2012 appropriations Monday, Nov. 21.

Bethel voters approve street levy renewal By John Seney

BETHEL — Voters approved a 2.0-mill street levy renewal Nov. 8 to fund the maintenance and paving of village streets. The ballot issue received 389 votes in favor. The issue received 194 votes in opposition. The results are unofficial until certified by the board of elections. “I think in this case, voters see there is a practical value to this,” Mayor

James Dick said. “We’ve always been very conservative in the way we’ve used the street Dick fund. The voters saw the value of the work we’ve done in the last few years.” The five-year levy renewal will not increase taxes. Alan Ausman, who was elected the village’s new

mayor Nov. 8, said he was pleased with the results of the road levy. “Voters realized it wasn’t going to raise their taxes,” he said. “I give a lot of credit to the voters of the village.” Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury said the levy costs $56.76 a year for the owner of a home with the market value of $100,000. That will remain the same. The levy generates $65,751, based on 2010 valuations, Tilbury said.

Rumpke has discontinued the collection of tree limbs and branches larger than one-half inch in diameter from Tate Township, including Bethel, due to the recent Asian longhorned beetle infestation. Limbs and branches set at the curb will not be collected.

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ular meeting of the BethelTate Local School District Board of Education will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Bethel-Tate Middle School, 649 W. Plane St. Superintendent Melissa Kircher is expecting an executive session to last from 6:30 p.m. until about 7:30 p.m., when regular business will resume.

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MONROE TWP. — Monroe Grange members will host their annual Thanksgiving covered dish supper and awards night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the hall on Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The awards will be for the crafts taken to the state Grange convention last month. The turkey and beverages will be provided. Everyone is to bring a couple dishes to share and their own table service.

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 about county history. During November, the Clermont Veterans Services will have a display.

BATAVIA — The following is a list of November and December programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. They are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Additional information can be found at: or 513723-3423. The programs are held at the Doris Wood Library,180 S. Third St., the first Saturday of the month at1p.m. unless noted otherwise. Saturday, Dec. 3: Annual holiday party. Program: Show and tell. Members and guests are encouraged to bring objects and/or documents relating to their family history. Light refreshments will be served.

Farm meeting CLERMONT COUNTY —

The Brown/Clermont Farmers Union will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Brown County Senior Citizens Center, 505 N. Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call Bill and Cheryl Pritchard at 513-875-3165 or Rose Waits at 937-444-3148.

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Clermont Senior Services levy passes by largest margin ever By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. — The Clermont Senior Services levy passed by the largest margin in the agency’s 30year history. CSS Executive Director George Brown said the senior levy, which passed with about 75 percent of residents voting in favor, will help the organization continue services for the next five years. It’s a renewal levy that will not raise taxes.

With 199 of 200 precincts reporting at press time, 43,552 voters were cast for the levy versus 14,882 against. The vote total is uncertified. The Clermont County Board of Elections is set to certify the election ballots later this month. “I am overwhelmed with the gratitude for the support shown by the electorate tonight. This will ensure that we’ll be able to continue to provide the quality services our seniors need,” he said. “We are

really in the worst of times with our economy and 75 percent is the highest percentage of votes this levy has ever received.” If the levy didn’t pass, Clermont Senior Services’ funding from the county the organizaton’s main source - would cease come Jan.1, 2012. Brown said that while it was nerve-wracking to wait until the last election to run a campaign, the voters and residents always seemed to support a renewal. “From day one, every-

one was positive about what we had to say. I want to give our employees a tremendous amount of credit for the quality of care they provide day to day and year to year. The folks in Clermont County know the value of the services we offer and I’m humbled that they supported us again this time,” Brown said. “I am just overwhelmed.” Cindy Gramke, who will take over as executive director after Brown retires at the end of the year, said the levy is an essential part of the organization’s future.

“We have worked to get the message out about how hard we’ve worked to be cautious stewards of our finances. We have been living within our means and, even though we’ll be looking at bringing in $500,000 less next year with the property revaluations, we’ll be OK because of what we’ve saved,” she said. “I certainly hope this passage is a testament to the quality of services we provide to the Clermont County community,” Gramke said.

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Freeman, the Owensville Police Chief, started with the school board nine years ago. Freeman He said he's looking forward to another term. “I love this community and I love giving back. It's important Havrilla to be on the school board because if we don't have a good school district and quality education for the kids, our community won't survive,” he said. “I'm honored that the people of the CNE community have confidence in me.” In addition to making sure CNE continues to improve educational offerings, Freeman wants to focus on the budget. “We need to work on the budget to make sure we can keep our doors open,” he said. Havrilla, who graduated from CNE in 1969, said he was happy with the vote. “I am just excited to

have the opportunity to serve the community and I look forward to the challenges I’ll face as a McCarthy board member,” he said. “I want to thank those who supported me.” In addition to working on putting together a strong five-year budget forecast, Havrilla wants to focus on facilities and longterm planning. “School funding is a big issue in operations and in facilities. We need to spend our money wisely,” he said. High school parent Emily McCarthy is looking forward to serving the community and also looking at the budget. “Come January, I'd like to focus on the budget. I think it's extremely important to go over every detail before making any rash decisions on any various cutbacks,” she said. “The students are our main priority and we need to focus on how we can work the budget to serve them the best.” McCarthy said shes looking forward to the next four years.

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Veterans of all ages from Clermont and Brown counties came to Bethel-Tate's William Bick Primary School Veterans Day program Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bick Primary School welcomes veterans to special program Vietnam veteran Larry Mounts and his 4-year-old granddaughter Hailey Mounts wait for the Veterans Day Program at William Bick Primary to begin Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BETHEL — Bick Primary School’s Veterans Day program was held Nov. 10.

Emma Kamphaus, a second-grader at Bick Primary, places a red rose on "America's Table" Nov. 10. The rose is tied with a red ribbon for the hope that all America's missing will return someday. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The William Bick Primary second-grade class sing the "Armed Forces Medley" at the end of the school's Veterans Day program Nov. 10. KELLIE

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Union Twp. American Legion dedicates memorial By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. — After two years of effort by the legionnaires, auxiliary members and the Sons of the American Legion, Post 72 has a new memorial specially dedicated to the post’s past, current and future members. The memorial was the brainchild of Mike Breashear, an American Legion Post 72 member who died two years ago. “We had this grassy area and Mike wanted to build a memorial. He got a lot of the materials and donations together before he died, but it took us two years to finish it,” said

Members of American Legion Post 72 check out the post's new memorial after the dedication ceremony Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Commander Ron Hartman. After only a few design changes since Breashear’s original concept, the memorial was unveiled Nov. 10, just before Veterans Day. The memorial is to the post’s past, current and future members, but includes five special stars to honor post members who died while serving in the military - Allen Boehm, Joseph Hoelscher, Matt Maupin, Tony Wojciechowski and Greg Missman. “They were all active legion members when they died and we wanted to find a way to remember and honor them,” Hartman said. The memorial was

thanks to the donations of area merchants and volunteers, he said. Barb Gregory, Breashear’s daughter, said she’s grateful that the other legion members picked up her father’s project after he died. “Everyone worked together to help finish this and it’s very special,” she said. “But even being able to be here tonight is thanks to those (who served in the military) before us.” Gregory said the post will be selling memorial bricks. For more information, call the post at 5289909.

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UC Clermont building a dynasty By Ben Walpole

BATAVIA — Joe Harpring still remembers when his recruiting pitch would fall on deaf ears. Well, maybe not deaf, but at least perplexed ones. “I'd get, 'Oh, UC Clermont has a volleyball program?'” Harpring said. UC Clermont does indeed have a volleyball program. A successful one. Harpring just led the Cougars to their sixth straight appearance in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national tournament, Nov. 10-12, in Louisville. UC Clermont won two games in pool play to advance to the Elite 8. They lost in the quarterfinals to Southern Virginia State to end 24-5. “We’ve had a pretty strong group of kids that have come through here, had a lot of success,” said Harpring, who credited the student-athletes for a run of eight consecutive Ohio Colle-

giate Athletic Conference regular-season championships. Harpring has been the head coach for all eight of those league-title teams. He finds he no longer has to explain the program's existence on the recruiting trail. “I’m getting non-stop contacts, people calling who want to come play for us,” he said. “It’s been a slow climb. We’re getting there now. We keep raising the talent level.” Getting a home court on their Batavia campus was a big step a few years ago. Previously the team had been been playing in nearby high school gyms. Now they have a million-dollar bubble dome inherited from the UC main campus. And winning league championship after league championship and advancing deep into the national tournament year after year doesn't hurt either. This year's squad has players


The UC Clermont volleyball team advanced to the national tournament Elite 8 this fall for the sixth straight season. THANKS TO DOTTIE STOVER from Clermont County and Brown County. But the roster also draws from Northern Kentucky, the west side and the northern Cincinnati suburbs. Junior middle hitter Rachel Keys (Amelia High School) was named USCAA first team AllAmerican, in addition to first team All-OCAC. Cindy Votel (Bellevue, Ky.) also earned first team all-conference honors. Outside hitter Kaitlyn Miller

(Sycamore), along with setters Courtney Davis (Western Brown) and Becca Walton (Mercy), were second team all-conference picks. Miller was named the OCAC freshman of the year. Emily Rogers-Fightmaster (Seven Hills) was selected to the USCAA All-Academic team. Just another successful season for Harpring as he continues to build a volleyball dynasty in Clermont County.

Harley Morris (Simon Kenton High School), Rachel Ferguson (Norwood), Cindy Votel (Bellevue), Kaitlyn Miller (Sycamore), Rachel Hays (Amelia), Katie Sipe (St. Bernard), Haley Weber (Mariemont), Courtney Maier (Newport Central Catholic), Courtney Davis (Western Brown), Aja Pettit (Goshen), Emily Rogers-Fightmaster (Seven Hills), Rebecca Walton (Mercy) and Rachel Mullins (Eastern Brown).

“We had a decent core coming back from last year, and we had a fantastic freshman class,” he said. “They all came together and we kind of jelled and raised our level of play..”

Wear winds up a Raider Softball star aims for state title as a senior By Scott Springer

FELICITY — Felicity-Franklin female phenom Montana Wear signed to fling fast-pitch softballs for Wright State Nov. 9, her 18th birthday. Last season for her father and coach Rob Wear, the 5-11 pitcher was 21-1with a 0.10 earned run average and 18 shutouts. At the plate, she hit .553 with three home runs and 22 runs batted in. She's been the Southern Buckeye Conference-National division player of the year every year she's played. After a signing ceremony and some cake, she spoke to The Bethel Journal. Q: What are your birthday plans? A: We're going up to Wright State on Saturday, that's a pretty good birthday present. We're going out to eat afterward. Q: What sold you on Wright State? A: It's not too far away from home, but it's not too close either. I'll be able to enjoy myself and come home on weekends and see family. Q: They told you they needed you right away? A: That's what is most exciting. I'll go right in and be an impact player. Q: You played some fall ball right? A: Yeah. We practice all during the winter, play during fall and play all summer. We pretty much play and practice all year 'round. Q: Your dad said you're still hitting the ball, is that right? A: Yeah. Still practicing up in the barn on the tee. Q: Is that part of your deal at Wright State? Everyone knows you can pitch, but you hit it well too. A: Yep. I'm going to go up there and hit the ball also. Q: Will they let you play in the field too? A: They said maybe I would get to play a little bit of first base when I'm not pitching. Q: What about this season? Do you have unfinished business? I don't think you like the way the season ended last

Felicity-Franklin softball pitcher Montana Wear, No. 10, is in a conference on the mound with her father. She is an Enquirer all-star and three-time Southern Buckeye Conference player of the year. Head softball coach Rob Wear, second from left was the Enquirer Divisions II-IV softball coach of the year last season. Montana Wear signed with Wright State Nov. 9. PROVIDED year? A: No, not at all. My main goal for this season is to take us all the way to state and hopefully win a championship. That's what we've been trying to do for three years now. Hopefully, in our fourth year we can accomplish it. Q: Why is this softball team so good? A: All the girls want to do better. They want to win and so they all practice hard and give it a 100 percent effort in practice. They just strive to do better. Q: Do you take pride in winning for this area? You have mentioned before to me that they had a parade for the team in town. A: Absolutely. The school does support us a lot. They throw pep rallies and do the parade and they really back us up 100 percent. There's a bunch of people who

come out to every game and cheer us on. Q: Do you get some say on when prom is this spring? Last year, your Dad was all worked up about when prom was, because you had games. Didn't you have to play the next day after your prom? A: Our school made us a deal last year. They were actually going to hire people and let them come and do our hair and stuff after our game. That shouldn't be an issue this year because they're going to push prom back a little bit later than when it was last year. They're going to try and set it up with whenever the sectional or regional games are. Q: So when you pull in by limo with the state trophy, everything will be all set? A: Let's hope so!

Felicity-Franklin senior Montana Wear signs her letter of intent to play softball for Wright State Nov. 9. Pictured from left are: Front, mother Kathy Wear, Montana, grandfather Junior Wear, and father/coach Rob Wear. In back is assistant softball coach Donnie Hall, AD Jarod Jodrey, and former softball coach and current volleyball and basketball coach Damon Smith. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Where are my traffic signals? to cross over to the north side of the street. Someone extended the length of the red light. The next week I try something different. I get out of church about noon and skip a trip to the bathroom because there was a line. Mind you, the trip home only takes me five minutes or less. I turn left onto Charity Street and head for the south side of town. I figure I can turn right on South Street and go west to Main Street where there is a red light. Here I am sitting at the red light at South and Main streets with two cars in front of me. We have to wait for the light because one of them is turning left; of course. I still have to use the bathroom. I follow the remaining car north on Main until we get to Main and Plane streets. There are a few more cars in

front of the one I follow and we have to sit through two more red lights before I get to the light. It is red. I can’t wait for another five-minute light so I turn right on red when I get a break in the traffic. I go to Union Street to make a left turn and - you guessed it more traffic. There is a small break in the oncoming traffic and I lay rubber turning the corner. I’m not sure how fast I was going but Chief Planck must have been busy someplace else because he didn’t stop me. From that point, I get home and into the bathroom in record time. I still have to figure out a more efficient way home but the next week, I use the bathroom before I leave church.

Frances J. Ginn lives in Bethel.

2011 was one of the worst for smog With the conclusion of summer and fall in full swing it appears one of the most severe smog seasons to hit the Tristate region has come to an end. The OhioKentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) would like to thank the residents of Greater Cincinnati Loren Koehler and Northern for COMMUNITY PRESS Kentucky their efforts to GUEST COLUMNIST help improve the region’s air quality. The Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services (HCDOES) issued 24 smog alerts in 2011. The smog alerts included the Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton, and Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio. This summer, Cincinnati experienced 17 straight days of at

least 90 degree heat. These 17 days of extreme heat did nothing to help smog levels in our area. When the forecast calls for high temperatures, clear skies, and little or no wind, much like the OKI region experienced this summer, smog can become a problem. This is why it is so important that residents understand the causes of poor air quality and do their share to reduce air pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) established five levels of air quality which is referred to as the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI is tested twice a day between April 1 and Oct. 31. The first two levels, good (0-50) and moderate (51100), are considered relatively safe for all populations. But when the air quality index reaches 101 to 150, also considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, a smog alert is issued. This means the quality of the air is unhealthy especially for certain groups such as elderly, children and people with respi-

CH@TROOM Nov. 9 question Should Ohio ban the private ownership of exotic animals?

“Absolute ban. People can't seem to take care of their own domestic animals as evidenced by the overcrowding of shelters and foster homes with these poor creatures. Leave caring for and housing exotics to the zoo.”

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ratory problems. The final level on the air quality index is considered very unhealthy and extreme caution must be taken. Air quality has become a topic of increased concern when the USEPA stiffened ozone standards in order to help protect citizens by lowering the acceptable amount of pollution produced in an area. The principle for air quality standards originated 40 years ago with the enactment of the USEPA’s Clean Air Act. This document advocated reduction of air pollution and has contributed to improvements in both health and the environment. OKI encourages everyone to continue to do their share for cleaner air throughout the year. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit, “Like” us on doyourshare, or call 1-800-621SMOG. Loren Koehler is the OKI communications intern.


“... How does a private citizen amass a collection of lions, tigers, bears and other large carnivores without the government intervening? If a neighbor had such an animal I certainly hope the government would intercede pronto!” R.V.


Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Learning how to maneuver through Bethel with the new traffic signals is challenging. Going north and south is a nightmare. I live on the north side of town and, of course, my church is on the south side. I go to the Nazarene Church on Water Street. The first Sunday the new lights were acFrances Ginn COMMUNITY PRESS tivated I turned right onto CharGUEST COLUMNIST ity Street to cross Plane Street and go home. Like I always do, I let out a couple of people from the parking lot of the Church of Christ. I am a half a block from Plane Street and it takes me almost fifteen minutes


Now that Cincinnati voters have cleared the way for construction of the streetcar project, do you think the project will be successful? Why or why not? Would you ride the streetcar? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Summit is about small businesses

Small businesses are critical to our local economy – and the creation of jobs. That’s why I’m inviting interested residents of Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District to my first “Start-Up Summit: Launching & Growing a Business.” This free event will feature success stories shared by the founders of small businesses, as well Jean Schmidt as the opportunity to ask COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST questions of exCOLUMNIST perts and exchange ideas. Veteran business people who will speak include Tony Shipley, chairman of Queen City Angels, whose members not only invest in local start-ups, but also offer mentoring and coaching. Several people who recently launched their own businesses will speak, including Rosie Dean, a 10-year-old from Georgetown who is chief executive officer of Rosie’s Turkey Corner. Her business in Brown County raises small turkeys for restaurant and home consumption. The Start-Up Summit will run 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Union Township Civic Center. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Email or call 513-791-0381. Panel discussions will include experts in marketing, web design, social media and funding. This isn’t a jobs fair. It’s for people who are interested in starting a business. My hope is that the Start-Up Summit will be a springboard to help people develop innovative and sustainable businesses. Those start-ups could provide jobs for others. Taking part in the Start-Up Summit will be representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the non-profits SCORE and Bad Girl Ventures,

which provide free advice on how to start, fund and manage a small business. Rick Johnston, chairman of the Greater Cincinnati chapter of SCORE, will be on a panel called Mentors & Resources: Secrets to Success. Joining him will be: John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center of the Clermont Chamber; Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy, who is president of TaleMed, a business he started with his wife, Libby; and Union Township Administrator Ken Geis, former vice president at Cincinnati United Contractors. Also participating will be Scott Miller, who owns two startup software companies and is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Miami University. Another panelist will be Bill Cunningham, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Venture Association. They will help judge the Summit Showdown, during which representatives of several start-ups will pitch their business plans. Other judges will be: Scott Avera, chairman of the Business Backer; Stephanie Smith, vice president of Fifth Third Bank; and Bonnie Deer of the Small Business Administration. Joshua Johnson, founder of Mindbox Studios web design and development, will moderate the panel Marketing: Get the Word Out & Grow. Also on the panel will be social media expert Matthew Dooley, founder of dooley media. A panel called Start-up Success: Women Share their Stories will be moderated by Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures. Panelists include Rosie Dean, the 10-year-old CEO; Allison Kulage, CEO of Bare Knuckle Marketing; Chele Hobbs, cofounder of Pet Wants; and Robin Gentry McGee, founder of Just Great Foods Consulting and Functional Formularies.

Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. He local office number is 513-791-0381.

Your body has an account, take care of it “I need it!” This would be my son’s response when he saw a toy or a game he wanted. He would actually prolong the “need” to make it a “neeeed.” My wife and I knew a 3-year-old didn’t really need all those toys and games, he just wanted them. Now that Oded Zmora he’s 5, he knows say he COMMUNITY PRESS to GUEST COLUMNIST “wants” things. Sometimes grownups feel we need things. Most of the time we just want them. What we need is food, shelter, a loving family. When we see something we want, we have to think “can we afford it?” This is



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especially true during these tough economic times. We know that if we spend more than we have, we will have to pay with a credit card. For that, we will have to pay interest and it will be harder for us to pay back what we owe. It just so happens we also have a bank account in our body, only here the limit is how much we put into the account. Most of us don’t need more than 2,000 calories a day. That is what we have in our bank account and are allowed to spend. We also shouldn’t spend more than 2,500 milligram of sodium and 60 grams of fat (those are the recommended maximum daily intakes). If we go over the limit, we will pay with interest. If we eat more than 2,000 calories a day, the excess is stored as fat. As everybody knows it’s

much harder to lose weight than not to gain it. If we take in too much sodium, we develop high blood pressure that increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Take breakfast for instance. If you eat the traditional scrambled eggs (made from two eggs), two pieces of bacon, two sausages and a piece of toast, you deposit to 500 calories into your body. It would also give you 35 grams of fat, about 500 milligrams of cholesterol and 1,180 milligrams of sodium. If you stop at McDonald’s and pick up a bacon, egg and cheese McGriddle, you would consume 1,360 milligrams of sodium and 28 grams of fat. The question then would be how are you to pay for the rest of your day? Balancing a checkbook takes constant attention and vigilance.

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The same should be applied to your body’s account. We need to think about what we eat. It’s easier to grab a can of soup, or open a box of macaroni and cheese, or grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut. The problem is that we will pay with interest later on, whether it’ll be the excess salt in the soup and mac and cheese, or the excess calories in the doughnut. When we overdraw on our account we are penalized by the bank. Now we have to become our own teller to make sure our account will not be closed prematurely.

Oded Zmora is a physician at Bethel Regional Family Healthcare.

Bethel Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.

L IFE Parade honors county veterans BETHEL




By John Seney

BATAVIA — The veterans of the nation’s armed services were honored Nov. 11 in the annual Veterans Day Parade along Main Street. Veterans groups, high school bands and Scout groups marched in the parade. Plenty of floats, police cars and fire trucks also were a part of the event. The parade was sponsored by the Clermont County Council of the American Legion in cooperation with the Clermont Veterans’ Service Commission.

The ROTC unit from Live Oaks Career Campus marches in the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Union Township Police Department Color Guard marches in the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bill Knepp of Miami Township rides atop his car at the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Hendershot family of Batavia watches the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 on Main Street in Batavia. From left are Tim Hendershot; Jason, 6; Jack, 2; and Donna. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Williamsburg High School Band marches in the Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 17 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.

Garden Clubs Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7-9 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057. Anderson Township.

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 - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell, 699 Old State Route 74, Company is teaming up with United Service Organizations to provide care packages for soldiers serving overseas. Bring donations to store during military appreciation month. Family friendly. Free donations accepted. 528-1400. Withamsville.

Music - Acoustic Acoustic Bizarre, 8-11 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

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

Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

Music - Rock The Signal Hill Band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

On Stage - Student Theater Much Ado About Nothing, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 232-7770; Anderson Township.

Singles 30+Catholic Singles Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Matt Swaim discusses “Saints as Role Models.” Refreshments served. Free. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 631-4644. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 19 Art & Craft Classes Holiday Fresh Air School, 10 a.m.-noon, Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road, Creative, interactive classes for ages 4-10. Each class includes nature-based craft activities and cooking lesson. Benefits Cincinnati Horticultural Society. $20, $18 Symmes Township residents. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 6772799; Symmes Township.


Craft Shows Kinderklaus Markt, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Craft items, baked goods, holiday decorations, silent auction and more. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Family friendly. $3; $1 discount available online. Presented by Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 314-4345; Loveland.

Craft Shows Holiday Art Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive, Handmade pottery, woven items, earrings, beaded flatware, homemade jams and salsas, wooden bowls, stained glass and jewelry. Free parking and refreshments. 697-7070; Loveland.

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 - Veterans Day

Nature Turkey Time, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Learn about the turkey’s role in the environment and Thanksgiving traditions. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson 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.

Exercise Classes

Albert. Exhibit continues through Nov. 27. 831-1711; Union Township.

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.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, thirddegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater

Holiday - Veterans Day

Much Ado About Nothing, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 232-7770; Anderson Township.

Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.



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

Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 3 and under and members. 8311711; Union Township. Turkey Talk, 1:30 p.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Discover all you need to know about this season’s most famous bird, and make a turkey craft to take home. Meet at lodge. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Owensville.

Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Annual CocaCola Turkey Gobbler 40. May be postponed to Nov. 25. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

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. Through Aug. 30. 831-7297; Milford.

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Music - Rock Hogwild, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., KC’s Pub, 928 Ohio 28, Free. 248-0358. Milford.



Business Seminars

Big Daddy Walker/Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

Nick Erdy Benefit Dinner, Dance and Auction, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Norlyn Manor, 4440 Ohio 132, Dinner provided by Texas Roadhouse. Benefits Nick Erdy Foundation. $65. Reservations required. Presented by Nick Erdy Foundation. 965-0437; Batavia.

Much Ado About Nothing, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. $8. 232-7770; Anderson Township.


Karaoke and Open Mic


Anderson Orchestra Boosters Shred Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 8 Mile and Clough Crossing, 8 Mile Road and Clough Pike, Rain or shine. Shred old credit card bills, old/unused checks, old documents that contain account numbers or SS numbers, expired credit cards, medical bills, junk mail, etc. Benefits Anderson Orchestra Boosters. $10-$40 suggested donation. Presented by Anderson Orchestra Boosters. 703-9232. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater

Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

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.

Education College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Open House at UC Clermont, Noon-4 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, UC Clermont, Snyder 142. Learn about the programs offered at the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH). Includes overview of the College and its programs, and an opportunity to speak with program faculty and advisors. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. 558-3037;; Batavia.


Exercise Classes

A Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and what brings you joy in your life. Ages 18 and up. $25-$45. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

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.



Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits

Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Works by Ann Geise, Robert Coomer and Kate Albert. 831-1711; Union Township.

Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; Union Township.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; 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.

Religious - Community

Art Openings Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2-4:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Works by Ann Geise, Robert Coomer and Kate

Clubs & Organizations Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 5285959. Anderson Township.

Dance Classes

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Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

TUESDAY, NOV. 22 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class,

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

Holiday - Christmas Light Up Goshen Parade, 4-5 p.m., Marr-Cook Elementary School, 6696 Goshen Road, Floats made by youth and community businesses, tractors, horses, fire vehicles, decorated vehicles, Santa Claus, Scouts, veterans and more marching down streets led by Goshen High School band. Christmas tree lighting, carols, free hot chocolate and food. Free. Presented by Goshen Chamber of Commerce. 722-2555; Goshen Township.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell,

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.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

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.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; Union Township.

Dining Events Thanksgiving Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Fellowship Hall. Buffet breakfast and speaker. Benefits Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; Anderson Township. 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 Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $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.

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

Holiday - Veterans Day The annual Light Up Goshen Parade is 4-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at Marr-Cook Elementary School, 6696 Goshen Road. There will be floats, tractors, horses, fire vehicles, decorated vehicles, Santa Claus, Scouts, veterans and more marching down streets, led by Goshen High School band. For more information, call 722-2555. Members of the Goshen High School marching band are pictured in last year's parade. FILE PHOTO

Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidison/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.



Requested holiday recipes are family favorites Remember my best tip: Parsley and whipping cream are great culinary band aids – it’s amazing the mistakes they can “cover!”

Cornish game hens with apricot sauce

This is for Sherie, a Northside reader, who wants to roast Cornish hens for Thanksgiving instead of turkey. A side of mashed potatoes would be nice with this.

3 Cornish game hens, about 1½ pounds each, thawed if frozen and patted dry Olive oil ¾ teaspoon dried thyme Salt and pepper Sauce: 1 medium onion, chopped 3 generous teaspoons minced garlic 2 ⁄3 cup dry white wine 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth ½ cup whipping cream, unwhipped ¼ cup honey Juice from 2 lemons, about ¼ cup 1 ⁄3 cup chopped dried apricots

Preheat oven to 450. Tie hens’ legs together and

tuck wing tips underneath. Rub with a bit of oil and sprinkle each with ¼ teaspoon Rita thyme, Heikenfeld along with RITA’S KITCHEN some salt and pepper. Place, breast side up, on baking sheet. Roast until thickest part of thigh registers 165 degrees (don’t touch bone), about 40 minutes. Cover loosely with foil and let rest about 10 minutes. While birds are roasting, make sauce. Film bottom of large skillet with olive oil and add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and bring to a gentle boil. Boil until reduced to 2 cups, about 15 minutes. Pour through sieve, pressing solids down. Discard solids and return sauce to skillet. Season to taste and serve. Serves 6.

Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad like Kroger Try substituting cherry gelatin if you like. Good work! 15 oz. crushed pineapple, drained – save juice ½ cup cranberry juice 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 3 oz. package raspberry gelatin 1 5 oz. can whole cranberry sauce ½ cup chopped walnuts

Boil pineapple, cranberry and lemon juice together. Add gelatin. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries. Put in fridge till almost set. Add pineapple and nuts. Add a ½ cup of chopped celery if you like.

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Payday lenders still operating in Ohio Three years ago there were some 16,000 payday lender storefronts in Ohio. Then Ohioans voted to limit the amount of interest those lenders can charge. But many of these lenders are still around – and still charging what amounts to high interest rates – so you need to be careful if you’re tempted to use them. Linda Schnur, of Oxford, started taking out loans with these firms years ago and says she got hooked on them. “Last year I got it down to two. I had four, but I paid off two of then. When I didn’t work in the summer, when I couldn’t get employment, that’s when I started again because of electric bills,” she said. The annual percentage

rate she pays on these shortterm loans varies widely, but it’s generally quite high Howard “One is Ain charging HEY HOWARD! 98.69 percent, another 124.11 percent and another is 91.7 percent,” she said. The annual percentage rate is so high because the short-term lenders are now charging fees in addition to the interest rates. Schnur says she, like many others, got caught in a vicious cycle when she started taking out these payday loans. “Actually, I took one out to pay off the other, to

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Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.



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Felicity brothers Wyatt McElfresh, pictured, and Lane McElfresh spent a few minutes enjoying a warm October day at Burke Park in Bethel.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area volunteers have raised $1,514,043 to support programs and initiatives to help children succeed and families achieve financial stability. Stewart M. Greenlee, CEO, CenterBank, and chair, United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area 2011 campaign, said, “We are grateful to everyone in the community - companies, organizations and foundations - for becoming part of our broad community effort to make significant advances and create lasting change in Brown and Clermont counties in the areas of education, income and health, the building blocks of a better life for all." Local companies included among those recognized by United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s regional cam-

paign as top performing companies: Top 25 - largest corporate, retiree and employee campaign donors: American Modern Insurance Group, number 20, with a total of $426,643 Tremendous 25 - highest per-capita donors with at least 25 employees and 55 percent employee participation but not large enough to be in the Top 25: AIM MRO Holdings, Inc., number 10, with 100 percent participation for 10 consecutive years; Park National Bank - 80 percent increase, new 1:1 match, new 100 percent participation, first time on this list. WOW Campaigns - results deserve a big WOW and grateful applause: CenterBank - 32 percent increase, 12th consecutive year of 100 percent participation; Total Quality Logistics - 22 percent increase, more than 660 new donors.



Orcutt Financial partners with Icon Solar Power By Kellie Geist-May

MIAMI TWP. — Although it’s not something you can see driving by, Orcutt & Company has made some upgrades. The Miami Township accounting company partnered with Icon Solar Power, also of Miami Township, to install 91 solar panels on the roof. “We were working with

Icon about a year and a half ago as they were trying to understand the tax ramifications of buying solar equipment. As I started looking into it, I started to realize the benefits,” said Greg Orcutt, owner of Orcutt Financial. “We now have 91 panels on the roof and the projection is that it will provide about 60 percent of our electric on average.”

“Of course we’ll do better on sunny days than on cloudy days,” he said. Orcutt Financial, 936 Ohio 28, was able to take advantage of grants and tax credits for the upgrade. “We are just looking forward to saving money on our electric for the next 25 years,” Orcutt said. Icon Solar Power, 50 West Technecenter Drive, started providing green en-

ergy solutions through solar power about two years ago. He said technology has come a long way since solar first hit the market. “We install solar electric on homes and business - mainly in the Tristate - but we’ve traveled, too. People should know that the solar technology that’s out right now is much more aesthetically pleasing than it use to be. They’re not the blue or

purple panels people are used to. They’re smaller and the ones we put on homes are black,” said Jack Wieber Icon operations manager. Although solar power can be expensive, it’s not out of reach for the average home or business owner,, Wieber said. For more about Icon Solar Power, visit



Lane, Felicity, cashier. Harry Feldman, 82, 178 McMurchy Road, Bethel, retired, and Reva Embry, 64, 1401 Thomaston, Amelia, retired. Jay Noble II, 38, 256 E. Plane, Bethel, insurance agent, and Jennifer Ellington, 28, 356 E. Plane, Bethel, real estate agent. Donald Conrad, 26, 228 N. 4th St., Williamsburg, technician, and Heather Golightly, 26, 228

N. 4th St., Williamsburg, retail management. Kenneth Robinson, 29, 4620 Shawnee Trace, Blanchester, warehouse worker, and Julie Shelton, 24, 2930 Ohio 50, Batavia, clerical assistant. James Lang, 47, 143 Gay St., Williamsburg, teacher, and Tera Isbel, 24, Box 363, Winchester, direct care.





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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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

PUBLIC NOTICE The 2010-2011 Financial Statement for the Felicity-Franklin Local School District is completed and available to the public. Anyone wishing to view or obtain a copy may contact the treasurer’s office at 513-8762113 during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. James T. Napier, Treasurer 1675158


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

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


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

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

Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

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

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

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


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

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Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith

Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor

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, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

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



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

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

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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

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

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

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”

The best way to let homes and people find each other.

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



7:00pm 7:00pm


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



“Encircling People with God’s Love”



Trinity United Methodist


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

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH 6:00pm


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


Bethel Nazarene Church

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)


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

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



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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115


Mark Franzer, 28, 4824 Burdsall, Williamsburg, student, and Tracy Thompson, 27, 4824 Burdsall, Williamsburg, human services. Steven Williams, 38, 163 Clark St., Sardinia, welder, and Sena M. Boothby, 39, 2710 Spring St., Bethel, clerical. Matthew Whaley, 26, 6 Moores Lane, Felicity, cook, and Stacy Dreiling, 24, 6 Moores

LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #292- D a n i e l Frazier, 4524 Weiner Lane #4, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 ; Unit #241 -John Moore 5710 State Route 125, West Union, Ohio 45693; Unit #139 -Jessica Riley, PO Box 137, Miamiville, Ohio 45147-0137. 674317



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Fishing still good this fall, catch some for the freezer Howdy folks, I am writing this article on Wednesday morning instead of Tuesday as we were working at the election yesterday. Hope all of you got to George vote. Rooks Last OLE FISHERMAN week, Ruth Ann and I went fishing and caught 20 crappie and seven bluegills. We kept 14 crappie. On Thursday she was complaining her arm hurt from pulling in the big crappie. We went to Grant’s Garden Center and got lime to put on the garden, getting ready for winter. There will be lots of mulch put on the raised beds and tractor

tires, too. Thursday evening we went to choir practice at the Bethel United Methodist Church. After the weekly choir practice, the community choir practiced for the musical which will be performed on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at the Methodist Church in conjunction with the Down Home Christmas weekend. This musical was done a few years ago and it was a wonderful musical. We suggest you get there early to get a seat. The crowd will be big. Saturday we went to Russellville for a craft show. It was a good one. The crowd was big and the crafters sold lots of items. This show is one of the best. The ladies who set this up do a great job. The Grange card party last Saturday evening was

POLICE REPORTS CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Christopher Lee Dingus, 29, 1112 Millston Drive, No. 44, Aberdeen, burglary at 2592 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Nov. 2. Christopher Lee Dingus, 29, 1112 Millston Drive, No. 44, Aberdeen, burglary at 1320 Boat Run Lane, New Richmond, Nov. 2.

Christopher Lee Dingus, 29, 1112 Millston Drive, No. 44, Aberdeen, burglary at 2863 Bert Reed Memorial Road, Felicity, Nov. 2. Christopher Lee Dingus, 29, 1112 Millston Drive, No. 44, Aberdeen, burglary at 2164 Big Indian, Moscow, Nov. 2. Charlene Nmn Richmond, 45, 1719 E. Boat Run Road, New Richmond, theft at 3533 Patterson Road, Bethel, Nov. 4. Tristan R. Teeters, 23, 1685

good. The crowd to play Euchre was down. There was a young lady there that has some health problems. Everyone was so happy to see her and her husband, Judy and James. Our one cat, Summer, likes to come in each morning and get on Ruth Ann’s lap for some loving. The other evening Ruth Ann wasn’t in her chair but I was in mine when he came in. He ran to her chair, she wass’t there so he jumped down and got in my lap for a little while. Then she sat down and he jumped out of my lap and over into her lap. That showed me how much I count to this cat. I put food in his bowl outside on the porch. After a little while I called him and he beat me to the door to get his food. These animals are such a blessing to us. I

know you feel the same way. Monday, Ruth Ann canned the last of the carrots I pulled, some beets, sweet potatoes and froze three packs of green tomatoes and one pack of broccoli. On Nov. 19, the Goshen Lions Club will have a their Holly Fair and we will be there with our crafts. So stop and say hello. Of course we will have bird feeders, bird houses, squirrel feeders and more to sell. The show will be at the Marr/Cook Elementary School, the time is 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. The Lions Club will have food to buy. On Dec. 3, the White Oak Valley Grange at Mowrystown will have their craft show at the old school and the time is 9 a.m. till 3 p.m., too. There will be a group of

good crafters there, and so will we. So come out and support the Grange. They will be selling food, too. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop at Afton. He said folks are still catching good crappie, some stripers, bass, bluegills and catfish. So get some small minnows and go fishing. Ruth Ann says it is too cold for her now. As I write this, Ruth Ann is fixing breakfast. She suggested biscuits and bacon gravy and some blackberry jelly. So I think I will stay for breakfast, along with a cup of her coffee. She is a good cook. As I write this, the little Tit Mouse birds are feeding on the cat’s food, and we have the redheaded woodpecker helping itself to the cat food, too. We got black oil sunflower seed from the

Ratliff's, but they are now out. We called the A & M Orchard and they are out of apples. They have some cider, then they will be closed for the season. I called Mr. John Saner, out of Bethel. He does still have some apples, the Fuji. They are good apples, so give him a call at 734-2807. We wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy your family. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

Swope Road, Bethel, theft at 1685 Swope Road, Bethel, Nov. 4. Juvenile, 17, criminal trespass, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs _ marijuana, Bethel, Nov. 1. Juvenile, 16, assault, Bethel, Nov. 3.

At 1631 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 3. At 3482 Starling Road, Bethel, Nov. 4. Burglary At 1631 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 3. At 2164 Big Indian, Moscow, Aug. 15. At 2861 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 3. At 2863 Bert Reed Memorial Road, Felicity, July 30. At 3089 N. Campbell Road, Bethel, Nov. 5. At 3456 Sodom Road, Hamersville, Nov. 2. At 3482 Starling Road, Bethel, Nov. 4. Criminal trespass

At 320 Brown St., Bethel, Oct. 27. Disorderly conduct At 2606 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. Disseminate matter harmful to juveniles _ sell, deliver, furnish, etc. At 847 Ohio 133, Felicity, Nov. 3. Domestic violence At South Bantam Road, Bethel, Nov. 5. At Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 14. Drug paraphernalia At 2339 Halfhill Road, Bethel, Oct. 14. Having weapons while under

disability _ mentally incompetent At 405 Union St., Felicity, Oct. 15. Identity fraud At 2829 Ireton Trees Road, Bethel, Oct. 14. Illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs At 858 Myers Road, Moscow, Nov. 5. Illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana At 858 Myers Road, Moscow, Nov. 5.

Incidents Assault At 3170 Kennedy Ford Road, Bethel, Nov. 5. At 3420 Ohio 125, Bethel, Nov. 3. Breaking and entering

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

Filings Wyatt C. Burton, et al., vs. Frisch's Restaurants Inc., et al., other tort. Christine F. King vs. CHS Clermont NCC Inc., worker’s compensation. U.S. Bank NA vs. Rachelle K. Simmons, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Gail D. Rich, et al., foreclosure. National Bank and Trust vs. Scott D. Glazier, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Nathan T. Ealy, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Theresa L. Adams, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. John F. Henson, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Delbert Sims, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Albert F. Thompson, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Daniel J. Doogan, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Helen M. Witt, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as Indenture vs. R. Dean Tidball, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Lawrence R. Hayward, et al., foreclosure. Brookstone Homeowners Association vs. William J. Redmond, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as trustee for vs. Dana M. Terwll, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Judy Vennemeyer, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Scott A. Mitchell, et al., foreclosure. Union Savings Bank vs. Lawrence J. Flynn, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Unknown heirs at law legatees devisees next of un-

known tenants if any of Citifinancial Inc., et al., foreclosure. One West Bank FSB vs. Tracy Renee Martin, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Deborah Merritt, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Ryan Crowell, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True as Clermont County Treasurer vs. Timothy Gibson, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jennifer A Duncan, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Unknown heirs devisees Lagateed Executors Admin, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Lisa M. Farmer, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Shawn M. Meyers, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Norman F. Davenport, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Bank vs. Sears Properties LLC, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Daniel Doogan, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Mary H. Chandler, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Victor Anderkin, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Todd W. Benjamin, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Jamie Gilbert, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Liza J. Brown, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. David K. Milchert, et al., foreclosure. Select Strategies Brokerage LLC vs. Sibcy Cline Inc., et al., other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Option Transport Inc., other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Kenneth D. Langford, other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Noel Padron, other civil.

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


509 Evans Court, Sherri & Ricky Moats Sr., et al. to Beneficial Financial 1 Inc., 0.517 acre, $46,667.


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Total Quality Logistics vs. Xela Express Inc., other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Johnathan Dease, other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. JVS Transportation Inc., other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. JC Cherry and Son Transport LLC, other civil. Total Quality Logistics vs. Mohamed Mahmoum, other civil. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. James W. McManis, et al., other civil. James Smith vs. Pierce Township, other civil. Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Mark S. Mattis, other civil. Clermont County Transportation Improvement District vs. Aicholtz LLC, et al., other civil. A and A Safety Inc. vs. Scharfenberger Co., other civil. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. John R. Strong, et al., forclosure. First Place Bank vs. Rita C. Grizzle, et al., forclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard E. Stowell, et al., forclosure. United States of America acting through the Rural vs. Myrtle Ruth Mills, et al., forclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Stephen E. Neaves, et al., forclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Jay Price, et al., forclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Deborah L. Schrichten, et al., forclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Kenneth P. Clark, et al., forclosure. Shoppes at Kennedy’s Landing vs. Ju Jus Boutique Inc., et al., other civil. State of Ohio Department of Health vs. McNamaras Irish Pub LLC, other civil. 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.

Bernard Blankenship, Bethel, alter, 621 Easter Road, Bethel Village. CNE Services, Cincinnati, solar panels, 2344 Weil Road, Washington Township, $40,000.

Timothy C. Perkins vs. Heather E. York Andrew T. Kucner vs. Kara D. Kucner Roger D. Lenhardt vs. Anita A. Lenhardt David R. Paschal vs. Karen A. Paschal Gina S. Cox vs. Barry A. Cox Romaine M. Reeves vs. Gregory A. Reeves Denise Brinkman vs. James W. Brinkman Cacara Nelson vs. Benjamin Nelson Jani Skirvin vs. Danny L. Skirvin Janet Moorhead vs. Robert Moorhead Richard S. Farley vs. Christine A. Farley Daniel W. Brooks vs. Deanna D. Jester Jani Skirvin vs. Danny L. Skirvin Janet Moorhead vs. Robert Moorhead Richard S. Farley vs. Christine A. Farley Daniel W. Brooks vs. Deanna D. Jester 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 Brenda A. Hall vs. Lowell A. Hall Amber R. Hunter-Steele vs. Shawn D. Steele Todd S. Stephenson vs. Shantina M. Stephenson

Dissolution Laurie L. Halmi-Hickman vs. Eric W. Hickman Amie C. Wysong vs. Michael W. Wysong Richard A. Zietlow vs. Rita A. Zietlow Gary W. Cooper vs. Tracey L. Cooper Robin L. Shelton vs. Mickael R. Shelton Terri L. Abrams vs. Mark A. Abrams Sandra S. McClure vs. James D. McClure

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The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Gary Patrick Thompson, 39, 1070 Cooks Crossing No. 11, Milford, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Michelle Colleen Sheets, 47, 72 Lucy Run Road, No. 4, Amelia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Caleb Ray Davidson, 29, 2959 Chilo Cemetery Road, Felicity, workers' compensation fraud, theft, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Christopher Lee Dingus, 29, Clermont County Jail, burglary, grand theft, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Edward Vauter, 49, 1751 Ohio 125 Lot 124B, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. William Phillip Kerr, 47, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, tampering with

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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. 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.

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Courts Continued from Page B7 evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Edward Dill, 36, 4037 Andora Blvd., Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, Union Township Police. Karla Ann Shannon, 20, 464 Piccadilly Sq. Apt. B, Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. Tommy Marlin Curtis, 57, 278 Red Bird, Loveland, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, involuntary manslaughter, Goshen Township Police. Tina Marie Williams, 36, 321 Buddy Lane, Loveland, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, involuntary manslaughter, Goshen Township Police. Daniel W. Jones, 24, 6481 Cedar Lake Lane, Loveland, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Goshen Township Police. Roger Lee Keaton (aka: Sampson), 37, 37 Meadowcrest Drive, Loveland, forbreaking and entering, Goshen Township Police. Stephanie Yvonne Mattingly, 25, 2 Park Ave., Loveland, breaking and entering, Goshen Township Police. Anthony J. Roessner, 43, 326 Fieldcrest Drive, Loveland, burglary, criminal damaging, Miami Township Police. Tyler Lawrence Williams, 21, 1914 Ohio 232, New Richmond, trafficking in marijuana, New Richmond Police. Bruce W. Mattingly, Jr., 36, 104 Columbia St., New Richmond, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug

of abuse or specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Pierce Township Police. Jillian Carroll Truesdell, 23, 4200 Taylor Road Apt. C1, Batavia, receiving stolen property, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Matthew Lee Sturgill, 22, Clermont County Jail, rape, Goshen Township Police. Dade L. Walker, 38, Clermont County Jail, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Kelli L. Walker, 31, Clermont County Jail, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Dustin E. Hamilton, 23, 3318 Jenny Lind, Amelia, failure to stop after a non-public road accident, Pierce Township Police. Joseph Lane Hackett, 32, 1541 E. Meadow Brook, Loveland, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, Goshen Township Police. William Thomas Snider II, 31, Clermont County Jail, aggravated burglary, assault, Goshen Township Police. Damian Arkadiusz Habel, 26, Clermont County Jail, attempted aggravated arson, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police. Shannon Dangela Taylor, 22, 2002 Still Water Lane No. 8, Milford, theft, tampering with


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records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Dale Anderson Jr., 34, 6819 Oak Grove Road, Georgetown, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Devin M. Holm, 25, 3650 Rolling Ridge Road, NE Canton, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Travis Gardner Brewer, 39, 107 Foote Ave., Bellevue, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Anthony Joseph Smith, 28, 415 Main St., New Richmond, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Brett Amos Noonan Jr., 25, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Johnathan Lewis Adkins, 27, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew Earl Idler, 22, Clermont County Jail, S rape, gross sexual imposition, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Tyler Gosney, 22, 10934 Creekside Drive, Pleasant Plain, trafficking in marijuana, receiving stolen property, having weapons while under disability, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Alexander James Cummins, 22, 3612 North Heartwood, Amelia, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Raymond Jackson Ballew Jr., 20, 3955 Fulton Grove Road, Cincinnati, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Sydney Coley, 30, 10604 North Shore Drive, Hillsboro,

forgery, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Wayne Howard, 24, 5615 Happy Hollow No. 12, Milford, theft of drugs, Miami Township Police. John Keith Gunter, 40, 1464 Ohio 28, Loveland, receiving stolen property, Miami Township Police. Eric J. Ross, 18, 6528 Covey Court, Loveland, burglary, theft, Miami Township Police. James Martin Hill, 25, 108 Main St. No. 3, New Richmond, felonious assault, New Richmond Police. Edward Michael Dickson, 45, 4480 Glenwillow Drive, Batavia, pandering obscenity involving a minor, illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance, Union Townshio Police. Jacob Lee Day, 20, Clermont County Jail, aggravated robbery, Union Townshio Police. Stephanie A. Gude, 22, 484 Old Ohio 74 Apt. C206, Cincinnati, complicity to aggravated robbery, Union Townshio Police. Rebekah Nicole Tanner, 20, Clermont County Jail, theft, Union Townshio Police. Amber Nicole Simpson, 23, 4451 Glendale Lane, Batavia, theft, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Cristina Marie Partin, 22, 2301 Old Ohio 32 ,Batavia, receiving stolen property, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Danielle Nicole Unthank, 21, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 300 ,Goshen, receiving stolen property, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Amber Marie Kinser, 20, 5371 South Milford Road, Milford, receiving stolen property, forgery, Goshen Township Police.

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. 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, Cler-

mont 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: State of Ohio v. Joshua L. McClanahan, presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the trial court's decision sentencing McClanahan to the maximum eight-year prison term following his conviction for one count of felonious assault. In the matter of: Beechwood II, L.P. v. Clermont County Board of Revision, et al., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the common pleas court's decision valuing Beechwood's apartment complex at $10.1 million. 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.

Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at

559-7752, or email, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes

until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and

shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 8536866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Call 513-853-4941 or email


Oct. 24. At 2634 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Oct. 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 24. At 2783 Bert Reed Memorial Road, Felicity, Oct. 27. At 2915 Crane Schoolhouse Road, Bethel, Oct. 19. At 2915 Ireton Trees Road, Bethel, Oct. 22. At 2982 Kinnett Road, Bethel, Oct. 19. At 38 Wells St., Moscow, Oct. 22. At 505 5th St., Moscow, Oct. 17. At 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Oct. 26. At 708 Main St., Neville, Oct. 25. At 777 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Oct. 30. At 3533 Patterson Road, Bethel, Oct. 11. At 1253 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Oct. 16. At 1652 Swope Road, Bethel, Sept. 8. At 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 10. At 2240 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, Oct. 12. At 2512 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 10. At 2738 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Oct. 16. At 791 Prather Road, Felicity, Oct. 16. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle At 3379 Patterson Road, Bethel, Oct. 13. At 3379 Patterson Road, Bethel, Oct. 13. Vandalism At 270 Campbell Lane, Bethel, Oct. 26.

Continued from Page B6 Illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia At 320 Brown St., Bethel, Oct. 27. Menacing At 3512 Franklin Lane, 9, Felicity, Oct. 11. Possession of drugs _ marijuana At 320 Brown St., Bethel, Oct. 27. Public indecency At 1150 Richey Road, Felicity, Oct. 11. Theft At 310 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, Nov. 5. At 3533 Patterson Road, Bethel, Oct. 11. At 1685 Swope Road, Bethel, Oct. 26. At 1805 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Nov. 1. At 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, Nov. 5. At 2232 Swings Corner Pt Isabel Road, Bethel, Nov. 4. At 2383 Donald Road, Bethel, Nov. 3. At 3456 Sodom Road, Hamersville, Nov. 2. At 474 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, Nov. 1. At Craneschool House/Moore Road, Bethel, Nov. 3. At 1199 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Oct. 18. At 1685 Swope Road, Bethel, Oct. 26. At 2068 Bethel Maple Road, Hamersville, Oct. 19. At 2583 Airport Road, Bethel, CE-0000477749


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