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TATE TOWNSHIP — Agnes Guy said when she moved into her Tate Township home more than 30 years ago, her husband planted a number of maple trees in their yard. Workers Nov. 14 began cutting down 13 of those trees as the U.S. Department of Agriculture began its Asian longhorned beetle eradication program. The first phase of the program involves cutting down trees in which inspectors have found the destructive beetle. About 5,000 infested trees have been identified in Tate Township and a small portion of Monroe Township. The USDA also wants to cut down as many as 50,000 host trees that are in danger of infestation. That phase of the work has been delayed until the USDA completes an environmental assessment, followed by a 30-day public comment period. Work crews began at the intersection of Swings Corner-Point Isabel and Schaller roads. “I’m sorry it had to be done,” Guy said as a worker used a chain saw to cut down a maple tree in her front yard at 2580 Swings Corner-Point Isabel Road. Other trees around her house were marked with a red slash, indicating they were infested and had to come down. “I hope as a result I’ll have a better yard,” Guy said. Workers also were cutting down trees at the home of Keith Scott, 2590 Swings Corner-Point Isabel Road. He said three trees in his yard were coming down. “They’re on the ball with what they’re doing,” Scott said of the workers. “Everybody is very knowledgeable.” The USDA has contracted with Missouri-based Young’s General Contracting to handle the tree-cutting. “I’m not happy with losing the

A worker cuts up debris Nov. 14 from a tree in Tate Township infested with the Asian longhorned beetle. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Christine Markham, national director of the Asian longhorned beetle eradication program for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nov. 14 talks about the cutting of infested trees in Tate Township. JOHN SENEY/THE

A worker Nov. 14 cuts down a tree infested with the Asian longhorned beetle at 2580 Swings Corner-Point Isabel Road in Tate Township. JOHN

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trees, but if you get an infection, you need to cut it out,” Scott said. Christine Markham, national director of the Asian longhorned beetle program for the USDA, was on site for the first day of tree-cutting. She defended USDA plans to cut down host trees that have not been infested.

A number of Tate Township residents spoke against those plans at a Nov. 7 public meeting by the USDA. “This is the most effective way to eliminate infestation,” she said. “There is too much risk to the resources of this country if we don’t do it.” Markham said wood from the

downed trees would be removed and ground into chips . She did not know what the contractor would do with the chips. She said the contractor had the right to the chips as part of the USDA’s contract. There will be no cost to homeowners for tree removal, she said.

Bethel council opposes plans to cut healthy trees By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

BETHEL — Village council members Nov. 14 unanimously passed a resolution protesting the proposed Asian longhorned beetle eradication plan that would cut down as many as 50,000 trees that have not been

infested with the insect. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to cut down host trees that are near infested trees and in danger of becoming infested in the future. USDA officials held a meeting Nov. 7 at Grant Career Center at which more than 300 people showed up, many protesting

plans to cut down their healthy trees. Workers Nov. 14 began cutting down infested trees in Tate Township, but have delayed plans to cut down host trees until the USDA completes an environmental assessment, followed by a 30-day public comment period. “We need to stop this in its

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ship) and it made me sick.” Gunn said the tree-cutting will soon reach within the village limits. “Think about what you can do to stop the USDA from devastating our village,” she said. Gunn said many of the trees in the village’s Burke Park could be lost if the eradication plans go through. “Look around,” she said. “It will never look like this in your lifetime again. “Get involved. This is the time we need to work together on this.” The council resolution withdraws previous support for the beetle eradication plan and requests that

healthy trees be treated chemically, rather than cut down. The resolution points out that chemical treatment has been used successfully in other communities, including Wooster, Mass. The USDA has maintained cutting down host trees is more effective in eliminating the beetle than chemical treatment. The resolution will be sent to Gov. John Kasich and state legislators, said Mayor James Dick. Dick said the resolution only addresses the cutting of host trees, not the cutting of infested trees. “There is a lot of confusion out there,” he said of the USDA plans. About 5,000 infested trees have been identified in Tate Township and a small portion of Monroe

Township since the destructive insect first was discovered in Clermont County in June. Council member Rus Whitley said he owns two farms where trees could be cut. He said he would allow the cutting of infested trees, but when it came to healthy trees, “I’m going to stand my ground.” “In other places people have stood their ground and fought this,” Whitley said. “How long is it going to take for 100-year-old trees to come back?” he asked. Council Member Alan Ausman urged residents to stay calm. “We need to work together within the parameters of the law,” he said. “Don’t do anything rash when people come on your property.”

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A worker grinds up wood Nov. 14 from a tree infested with the Asian longhorned beetle. Cutting of infested trees began in Tate Township. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

County Commissioners back alternative plans for beetles BATAVIA — Clermont County Commissioners passed a resolution Nov. 16 requesting that federal officials consider alternative methods of treating trees threatened by the Asian longhorned beetle. The U.S. Department of

Agriculture has announced plans to cut down host trees that are not yet infested by the beetle but near infested trees. The commissioners’ resolution asked that methods including chemical treatment but not limited

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Village’s general fund returns to positive balance By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

BETHEL — The village’s general fund has returned to a positive balance for the first time in three years. Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin told council members at the Oct. 17 meeting the general fund had a positive balance after he received a distribution from the state’s local government fund in early October. Gilpin said the fund probably will fluctuate

back and forth between positive and negative until the end of November, when he exGilpin pects it to remain positive. As of Nov. 8, the fund had about a $9,000 positive balance, he said. “It’s absolutely good news,” Gilpin said. “A lot of people are responsible for that,” said

council member Donna Gunn, head of the finance committee. “It’s a big weight off this village’s shoulders.” Gunn said the village will not be out of fiscal emergency for a few more years, but is making progress. Gilpin said getting the general fund back to a positive balance was part of the village’s fiscal recovery plan. The plan involved cutting overhead and bringing expenditures to the point

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that allowed the village to recover, Gilpin said. The problem began several years ago when an audit found money from other funds was being transferred to the general fund to meet expenses, he said. When the money was transferred out of the general fund back to the other funds, it resulted in a negative balance, Gilpin said. “The village never ran out of money,” he said. “The money was being spent from the wrong funds.

Write-in candidates to join Bethel council By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

BETHEL — Two write-in candidates were elected Nov. 8 to seats on the village council. Lucy Shepherd and Jeremiah Hembree finished first and second among three candidates to receive write-in votes. Shepherd received 94 votes, or 34.43 percent; Hembree received 92 votes, or 33.7 percent; and John. G. Hutchinson received 87 votes, or 31.87 percent. The results are unofficial until certified by the Clermont County Board of Elections later this month. No candidates filed petitions to be on the ballot for two open seats on the council. Council Member Tim Cherry did not run for re-

Lucy Shepherd, left, and Jeremiah Hembree were elected Nov. 8 as write-in candidates for the Bethel village council. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

election. Council Member Rus Whitley ran for mayor instead of council and lost. The terms for both council seats end Dec. 31. Shepherd said the write-in campaign was her

first foray into politics. She has lived in the Bethel area since she was 10 years old. “I want everything to stay on track,” she said of her plans as new council member.

Hembree has been a Bethel resident for two years. He is the pastor of the Bethel Assembly of God. This is Hembree’s first experience in politics. “God called me to this community for more than the spiritual,” he said. “Also to be a part of the community.” Hembree said the writein campaign was mostly word-of-mouth. “I’m appreciative of folks for supporting me,” he said. “I’m excited but nervous.” A third new member will join council in January. Council Member Alan Ausman ran for mayor Nov. 8, beating Whitley. When Ausman takes over as mayor in January, council will appoint someone to complete his term, which ends in 2013.

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MIAMI TWP. — Builders officially broke ground Nov. 17 on Willow’s Bend, the 2012 Homearama community, with a crowd of about 100 people. This will be the 50th anniversary for the Homebuilders Association of Greater Cincinnati’s Homearama. It’s the first one in Clermont County. “We are blessed with a wonderful location and a great site with the trees and topography … This is a very special development,” said Hal Silverman of Hal Homes Development. Silverman said the Homearama section of Willow’s Bend will include about 15 lots in the center of the subdivision. The first phase, which includes 32 homes, already is partially complete. Clermont County Commissioners Ed Humphrey, who used to be a Miami Township trustee, said he’s excited the homebuilders association decided to try Clermont County. “We are very happy Homearama picked Clermont

Homearama builders and elected officials toss the ceremonial dirt during the groundbreaking of the 2012 Willow's Bend Homearama location in Miami Township Nov. 17. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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FELICITY — Felicity-Franklin and Bethel-Tate are planning to share a transportation director in 2012. Felicity-Franklin Superintendent Glenn Moore attended a conference last year that encouraged cost savings and shared services. While the district has been implementing a variety of costsavings measures, sharing services was an area the school board was interested in investigating, board President Dave Cornelison said. “When you look at areas where

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ity and revenue, it was a good idea to look at,” Kircher said. The FelicityFranklin school board already has approved having Tatman be a Kircher shared transportation director and Bethel-Tate's board is expected to vote in favor of the move Monday, Nov. 21. Neither Cornelison or Kircher had any exact figures on what the change would save once the year was complete. “We’re hoping to cut our costs in half, but we’re not sure how it’s going to work out. If a transportation director costs $50,000 and we can split that with Bethel-Tate, that would be great,” Cornelison said. Kircher said she was excited

to look at sharing service with Felicity-Franklin, but she knows there will be some growing pains. “Obviously there will be a savings here, but Moore when you collaborate with someone, you have to know there are going to be some obstacles too. That’s something we’re willing to work through,” she said. The agreement, once approved by the Bethel-Tate school board, is expected to take effect Jan. 1 and last for one year, Kircher said. Bethel-Tate is not new to sharing services. The district also has a joint gifted education program with the Williamsburg Local School District.

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A group of sixth-graders at Bethel-Tate Middle School continue an ongoing game of dodgeball during open gym Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Bethel-Tate sixth-graders enjoy ongoing dodgeball game BETHEL — At Bethel-Tate Middle School, if you do your best academically and behave the way you’re supposed to, you can earn incentives. For the sixth-graders, one of those incentives is a short open

gym time, where the students have started an ongoing dodgeball game. The teams are loosely designated and no one is keeping score, but the students seem to enjoy the afternoon break.

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Students work to catch and throw soft dodgeballs during open gym Nov. 10. The classes can earn open gym time through academic achievement and good behavior. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Veterans speak at Bethel-Tate Middle School By Kellie Geist-May

Katelyn Baker, Taylor Bee, Austin Bolt, Carly Bruan, Jodee Clark, Kelsey Clift, Tyler Conger, Josh Cooper, Matt Cornelison, Von Crouch, Cara Cumby, Paige Cummins, Amanda Davenport, Devon Denune, Collin Dunaway, Blake Haas, Taylor Howerton, Dustin Hughes, Nicole Hunter, Jessie Lawson, Clinton Liming, Kyle Louderback, Rachel McConnell, Ashley Moore, Austin Paskow, Dylan Pemberton, Savannah Sowers, Travis Waters, Caitlyn Wilburn and Austin Woodruff.

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BETHEL — Three local veterans spoke at a Veterans Day assembly at Bethel-Tate Middle School Nov. 10. The assembly was held to help the students appreciate Veterans Day and understand what it means to be in the military. “It’s important for us to recognize the folks who have gone before us to protect us and our freedoms,” teacher Jim Fay said. “It’s also important for kids to see people who have experienced war other than just read about them.” The speakers this year were Pearl Harbor survivor Joe Whitt, Army veteran Robert Barnett and Marine veteran Steve Weigand. Teacher Duke Baker said the speakers brought American history to life. “We read about war and what it takes to be in the military - to protect your country - but it’s not the same as hearing these guys speak. At this level, the kids are starting to think about career choices and the military is a real choice,” he said. “We do so much with American history at this age and we all need to thank and give credit to the men and women who have made us who we are today.”

Rebecca Appelmann, Kevin Arkenau, Samantha Arthur, Hannah Auxier, Alex Baird, Alyssa Baker, Colt Baker, Brandon Barry, Haley Belt, Ethan Binion, Issac Blake, Ethan Brown, Kailey Carrington, Sophia Caseltine, Jacob Clift, Logan Cumby, Bradley Elkins, Makayla Flora, Cody Green, Peyton Gregory, Addam Hobbs, Brandon Hoobler, Amy Jarman, Cassandra Johns, Jacob Kunkel, Joey Liming, Tia Louiso, Dakota Lung, Lauren Mithcell, Austin Morales, Nicole Owings, Kelsey Pace, Abigail Pollock, Kaitlyn Ricke, Jason Seal, Emily Shinkle, Kimmy Smith, Christian Snider, Jack Spivey, Sydney Stamper, Breanna Stutz, Brittney Stutz, Selena Wagner, Casey Wilburn, Johnna Wolf and Emily Woodall.

FELICITY-FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 20112012.

Spelling Bee Winners Fifth grade – Sierra Crawford, Jaylynn Mease and Breann Wagers. Sixth grade – Mariah Young, William Sack and Bradley Whited.

FELICITY-FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL The following students have earned honors for the month of October.

Student of the Month

Bethel-Tate Middle School hosted a Veterans Day assembly early Nov. 10. The eighth-grade student council met with the speakers after the assembly. THANKS TO JIM FAY

Fifth grade – Bryan Frasure and Jessica Davis. Sixth grade – William Sack and Erin Jennings. Seventh grade – Jacob Kunkel and Alyssa Baker. Eighth grade – Bradley White and Rachel McConnell.


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Lady Tigers and Lady Cards lace them up again By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

BETHEL — After a 13-7 run last season, Bethel-Tate’s girls basketball coach Dave Fallis is optimistic for the 2011-12 season that starts Nov. 28 against Ripley-Union. “We have four seniors this year and seven upperclassmen that have all had varsity experience,” Fallis said. “Our seniors excel in the classroom and are great leaders for us.” Katelyn Allen, Carolin Baker, Cyra Jones and Andi Lanigan are those seniors. All participate in other activities, so conditioning in not as much as issue as it might be at other schools. “We’re quick and we’re athletic,” Fallis said. “We do have Kendall Murphy, a junior, she’s injured right now. She’s our post player. Without her, we get real short in a hurry. We have to be quick. I don’t think there’s anyone in the league that’s as quick as us. If we don’t commit to it and use it, it could be a long season.”

Bethel-Tate girls basketball coach Dave Fallis chats at midcourt with seniors Andi Lanigan, right, and Cyra Jones, far right. Fallis was Southern Buckeye Conference-American division coach of the year last season. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Minus Murphy, Jones will have to use her volleyball leaping skills to grab some boards for the Lady Tigers. At the guard spots, Baker and Lanigan’s cross country miles should give them the motor of the “Energizer Bunny”.

Lanigan has admitted that her main role on the floor is not so much with the ball, but hounding those who have it in a different colored jersey. “She knows her role and she does it extremely well,” Fallis said.

Stork, Smith back in the gym for Tigers, Cardinals

Come crunch time though, Fallis wouldn’t have an issue with Lanigan shooting, or any of the seniors. He wants his veteran players to make plays. “I really don’t have a problem with anyone shooting the ball,” Fallis said. “We try to give the kids freedom. We don’t want robots out there.” In the league last winter, the Lady Tigers finished second to a team Fallis sees as the favorite again. “Western Brown is always a frontrunner on the American side,” Fallis said. “We match up athletically with them. Neither one of us are very tall.” Looking ahead, Bethel-Tate hosts Western Brown Dec. 1.

Felicity-Franklin

In Felicity, the Lady Cardinals also have a veteran team returning with coach Kerry Stamper at the helm. “We have six returning seniors,” Stamper said. “Ashley Davis, Hillary White, Shelby Lucas, Erin Meyer, Mackenzie Duna-

way and Megan Obermeyer.” Many of Stamper’s girls haven’t been off the soccer field long, so it’s merely been a matter of switching out of cleated shoes. “They are pretty quick,” Stamper admitted. Arica Stutz is a 6-foot post player for Felicity-Franklin who was second-team Southern Buckeye National last winter. The Lady Cardinals will try to pound it inside, but if they can’t, Stamper has shooters in Davis and Obermeyer. “Whichever way we can get it in the basket,” Stamper said. “We move it in and out.” Three-sport standouts Shelby Lucas and Hillary White will also be factors, with Lucas leading the Lady Cardinals’ defense. In the league, Stamper points to the same frontrunners again. “Probably Georgetown and Blanchester this year,” Stamper said. The Lady Cardinals will get a better gage on the competition when they open up at Blanchester Dec. 1.

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

BETHEL — With the loss of five seniors, including scorers Tyler Bullock and Garrett Lang, Bethel-Tate coach Craig Stork is picking up the tempo this season. At a recent practice, the mantra, “faster, faster, faster” was being repeated frequently and loudly. “We’re going to try and counteract size with speed this year,” Stork said. “We’re going to try to get the ball up the court fairly quickly and get good, quick shots.” With the loss of the 6-3 Bullock and 6-4 center/football offensive lineman David Hammock (who did not come out), the Tigers are decidedly smaller. “We’ve got a bunch of guards,” Stork said smiling. “We’ll be able to make the game a full-court game and wear some teams down. At least, that’s the plan.” Stork’s team will be led by a vertically blessed 5-11 high jump champion and a second-year playmaker. “Matt Small is back again and our point guard Tyler Atkins is a junior this year,” Stork said. He’s also coaxed football player Erik Shinkle into a pair of sneakers and has minutes planned for Russell Hartley, Jason Adams and Layne Cherry among others. “The key to us this year is whether or not we can consistently rebound against teams that are bigger than us,” Stork said. Once the ball is rebounded, the race is on for the Tigers. Stork feels Bethel-Tate’s marksmanship has improved to where the Tigers will be firing them up from all angles. “We shoot fairly well,” Stork said. “We’re going to have four or five guys that can knock down shots this year.” In the Southern Buckeye American, where the Tigers were 5-6 last season, Stork sees a lot of opportunity. “The league lost a lot of seniors last year between CNE, Goshen, Western Brown and us,” Stork said. “I really think the league this year is up for grabs.” First tip for the Tigers is Dec. 2 at Georgetown.

Junior Tyler Atkins is back for coach Craig Stork's Bethel-Tate Tigers as the point guard after taking over the position last season as a sophomore. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Christopher Smith is a junior at Felicity-Franklin who played varsity as a sophomore and could see increased playing time this season for the Cardinals. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Senior Jeremy Miller is one of nine seniors on coach Damon Smith's Felicity-Franklin basketball Cardinals. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin In Felicity, coach Damon Smith has the luxury of nine seniors this season, although three didn’t play last year. His leaders are Trevor Shouse and Jake Fry. Shouse was a second-team Southern Buckeye National selection last winter. “We have a lot of talent,” Smith said. “Hopefully, we'll be able to

utilize some of our quickness.” Along with his nine seniors, Smith has three juniors. The younger portion should help in the size department. “We're pretty small seniorwise,” Smith said. “The juniors are the ones picking up the height.” The three juniors are Shawn Reese, Ethan Rudd and Smith’s grandson, Christopher.

Bethel-Tate boys basketball coach Craig Stork instructs his Tigers during a practice session Nov. 14. Bethel-Tate was 12-9 last season. SCOTT

Of the 12 to choose from, the veteran coach hasn’t decided on a starting five. “There's no outstanding player,” Smith said. “Any of them could play. It's going to be hard to keep them all happy because only five of them can get on the court at a time.” Much like Bethel-Tate’s strategy, the Cardinals will also attempt to counter size with speed.

“I'm going to try to,” Smith said. “We're going to do that I think. I'm hoping it works.” Smith also is adding a new offense for Felicity-Franklin to match their strengths. “They're pretty good shooters, “ Smith said. “We're going to go to an outside shooting game a little bit more.” The Cardinals start the season at New Richmond Dec. 6.


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Election signs in dumpster are symptomatic Ironically, just as I wrote about how to conserve what time you have left after 60, I volunteered to hoist electioneering signs at the Five Points Building in Milford. It did not take long to learn that the fastest way to make time slow down is to stand around in the cold waiting for something to happen. While it wasn’t exactly adding years to my life, it certainly seemed as if it were. I finally walked to UDF and got a coffee to chase the chill. When I finished the coffee, I strolled over to the city hall’s dumpster to drop my empty cup therein. As I opened the lid, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but Re-elect Judge Zuk and Vote-Noon-2 signs covered with trash and smear. Just to make sure I was seeing what I saw, I snapped some pics since I cannot draw. I was the only poll worker there - I guess the person who was against the judge (who lost) and in favor of indenturing civil servants (it lost - yea!) thought better of carrying a sign around disrespecting the police and encouraging others to vote to reduce their economic status right there in front of the police station. If you support reducing peo-

ple’s rights and crimping their economic opportunities, it’s a bit disingenuous to sneak into the voting booth and vote that way while Len Harding COMMUNITY PRESS not having the courage to GUEST COLUMNIST come out and say so to someone’s face - I’m just saying. I contemplated the mind-set of people whose courage is strong when there’s no one around to challenge their opinions, or when they are part of an anti-intellectual lynch mob, or when they can espouse servitude for others while being able to hide behind initials-only diatribes in the Advertiser. But when there is opposition, they sneak around and do such things as hide political signs so that one would get the impression that the city itself endorsed the scurrilous sentiments embedded in SB5. Of course, such people demand first-rate police and fire protection, demand that teachers educate even the least prepared students to Ivy League stan-

dards, and demand government personnel be professional and obsequious when addressed - and that they all perform at pay grades their “masters” decide are appropriate. The signs in the trash made more sense after I thought about it. People who push the ideology of servitude-for-you and subservience-to-me have contempt for those of us who haven’t got rich. Throwing election posters in a dumpster is symptomatic of the thinking one would expect from people whose contempt outruns their common sense. After all the city hall parking lot has a security camera and if the city wanted, it could make an example out of whomever. But this takes money and time; money is short and time is money. So the scofflaws escape punishment thanks to conditions for which they are responsible. I waited for a Republican to fetch the signs out the dumpster. At least my age slowed down for a day.

This is the time of year when we reflect on things we are thankful for, or at least that’s what the media tells us to do. For some people life’s blessings are obvious, and for others, not so obvious. When someone asks what we’re thankful for, many of us automatically start to think negatively about what we don’t have. I guess human nature causes us to take for granted those things that we enjoy on a daily basis, and yearn for what is outside our reach. I sometimes hear people talk about what they don’t have or how badly they feel and comment, “I guess I should be thankful, because so-and-so is worse off than I am.” Surely we can find something to be grateful for besides the fact that someone is worse off. It may take some effort to think of a blessing, but it’s there. We do ourselves good to simply be thankful

for this moment. We don’t know what the future holds, so why let it ruin what is pleasant now? Of course, Linda actually being Eppler thankful for the COMMUNITY PRESS present can reGUEST COLUMNIST quire some effort. It may not come easy or automatically, but it does come with its own reward. Take a few minutes and turn your complaints into blessings. For instance, be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means you have plenty to eat. Be thankful for all the complaining you hear about our government, because it means we have freedom of speech; or that huge heating bill because it means you are warm; or the pile of laundry because it means you have clothes to wear.

And how about appreciating a few nonmaterial things in life? I'm thankful for music to fill the house, when I am the only one in it. I'm thankful for words of encouragement from friends that care. I'm thankful for winter, because I love spring all the more. I'm thankful for neighbors that smile and wave, even though I don’t know some of their names. Understanding that you should be grateful won’t help much if you don’t put it into practice. Allocate special time for your “session of gratitude” even if it’s only 5-10 minutes a day. Think about the good things that happen in your days and express your gratitude. There are blessings all around you. Just make up your mind to see them.

Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at clermont@communitypress.com.

Choose to be thankful

Linda Eppler is the director of communications and lifelong learning for Clermont Senior Services.

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“I was surprised the trolley (streetcar) car effort was passed by Cincinnati voters. I hope they do a proof of concept using smaller trolley’s running on rubber tires along the projected route ahead of time. This should tell if folks will use it, pay for it and what time of day they will use it. I would much rather see

NEXT QUESTION Since Christmas is a giving time, what one present would you like to give to your community for Christmas? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

this money spent on police and fire personnel along with schools. I tend to avoid downtown due to the after-hours elements that come out of the woodwork. I wonder if that element will also ride the trolley cars. I think that the Banks (like the Newport Levy) will provide a safer haven than up town Cincinnati. Park one place at one cheap price and enjoy many faculties with more to come. If the trolley pays for itself than great but there is a $110 million dollar

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“Sadly, none of the results were surprising. I just wish people were more informed about the decisions they made with their votes. In regards to the streetcar, you need to define what you mean my ‘successful.’ Apparently a streetcar will be constructed, but the taxpayers will be burdened by it more than they will benefit from it due to the lack of practicality to encourage riders and the high maintenance costs. I will probably not ride the streetcar - I really have no reason to ride it.” D.K.

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white elephant (Freedom Museum) already town. Go Figure.” T.D.T. “The streetcar passage is one of the most idiotic outcomes ever. This waste of money is beyond reason. Why not just utilize a unique trolley car or a glammed up bus? And as far as the latest route I have heard … I do not want to ride up to Over The Rhine or Findlay Market from Fountain Square. Why? Wouldn't the obvious choice be routes to get to and from the Aronoff, US Bank Arena, GABP, and Paul Brown Stadium, with stops around all the restaurant areas?” C.A.S. “I'm sort of surprised that the street car issue passed. However, since signs were already posted for street car stops I guess it was a done deal.” N.P

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Our Thanksgiving blessings

While most Americans gather round an abundant table, overflowing with the traditional turkey and all the trimmings, let us never forget to thank God for our blessings. Early settlers began this tradition after they finished their harvests. Then neighbors would come to celebrate over tables of food, sharing with family and friends. » Freedom: So often we take this blessing for granted until we visit faraway lands where people are controlled by their governments. The poor in America are considered rich when compared to those in foreign lands. Don't forget to thank a veteran who gave some, while some gave all, that we might live in this land of the free. » Family: What a blessing to gather at Thanksgiving with

our families. As time passes, we see parents age; often there is an empty chair at the table. Let us never forget to show our love and appreciation to these who gave so much for us. » Friends: In our daily lives these are the ones who encourage us, who offer a helping hand, and who are there to support us. Let us ask God to shower blessings upon our faithful friends. » Faith: Thanksgiving is the day set aside for us to thank God for all of our blessings. Sometimes our lives overflow with blessings while at other times we know sadness, sacrifice, and sorrow. To face tomorrow's trials, we need to practice 'thanks-living' the other 364 days, knowing God will meet the needs of His people as He has promised in His Word. Libbie Bennett Chair of Clermont County Task Force National Day of Prayer

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Neal is named new educator at Clermont extension office Hello, Clermont County. I am Gigi Neal, the Ohio State University Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources educator for Clermont County. After 14 years of teaching agriculture education and FFA in Brown County; eight years at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington and the last six years at Eastern Brown Local, I decided to pursue a new avenue of my life, with a little assistance from budget cuts. I am excited to transition from teaching adolescents and young adults in comprehensive high school settings, to working with the broader audience of Clermont County. My husband, Brian, and I live on a family farm in Georgetown, with our son, who keeps us on our toes. Raising beef cattle for 4-H projects (a steer and two feeder calves) and getting ready to show in the BEST (Beef Exhibitors Show Total) program through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association this winter, creative writing projects, plus fifthgrade school work, this little guy has us on the go. Now he, I mean we, because it’s our family time, are working with a large market heifer, market steer and breeding heifer and I think we will have to see what calves we get in February to add to the project line up. Our family will be busy and that is the only way we want to be, involved as a family in his 4-H project. Brian operates a truck and tractor pulling sled for Patriot Motorsports and Sled Rental, traveling most of his summer in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana and Illinois on

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: clermont@communitypress.com web site: www.communitypress.com

sanctioned and non-sanctioned circuits as well as, working on the Neal Family Farms. I am no stranger to agGigi Neal riculture, COMMUNITY PRESS growing up on a GUEST COLUMNIST family farm in Ripley, we raised cattle, hay and tobacco and I raised sheep and feeder calves for 4-H. I worked my way through college as a program assistant for The Ohio State University – Brown County and then the University of Kentucky Management Operations. Oh yes, I did say UK, I am not a traditional scarlet and gray person, I do bleed BLUE. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and then my master’s of education from Nova Southeastern University. I served on the Ohio Association of Agriculture Educators executive officer team from 2003 to 2008, culminating as president in 2007. Clermont County, thank you for welcoming me with open arms and getting my hands dirty right off the bat. I look forward to a long working relationship with your county and communities. Feel free to contact me at 513-732-7070, ext. 13, or neal.331@osu.edu with your agriculture and natural resources inquiries. Gigi Neal is the agriculture and natural resources educator at the Ohio State University Extension Service Office in Owensville.

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


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Clermont Chamber honors Pacesetter winners CLERMONT CO. — The Clermont Chamber of Commerce held the annual Pacesetter dinner to honor two Clermont County residents and one Clermont County organization for their role in the community. Tom Rocklin was named the Edward J. Parish Pacesette, UC Clermont earned the Corporate Pacesetter and Chris Smith was awarded the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter. The dinner was Nov. 10 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Eastgate.

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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES Tom Rocklin was given the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at the Pacesetter dinner Nov. 10. Rocklin attended the dinner with his family, including his granddaughter Annabelle Flynn. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford City Council member Amy Brewer talks with Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey before the Pacesetter banquet Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Representatives from WesBanco, KeyBank and Park National Bank chat at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter dinner Nov. 10. From left are: Joe Schiesler of KeyBank, Bob Dameron of WesBanco, Cyndy Wright of Park National Bank and Sam DeBonis of Park National Bank. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont County Prosecutor Don White, left, Sherry Light of Wm. Light Paving, and State Rep. Joe Uecker talk shop at the Pacesetter banquet Nov. 10. KELLIE

Mike Pride of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, left, spends time with Clermont Senior Services Chairman Tom Cole and his wife June Cole. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Jason Sims, right, and Executive Director Susan Vilardo chat with R.J. Vilardo at the Pacesetter dinner Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Chris Smith, back right, was named the 2011 recipient of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce's Martha Dorsey Pacesetter award. He attended the dinner with family and friends. From left are: Jay Rich, Sandra Parker, John Milne, Deborah Milne, Chris Smith and Beverley Smith. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

UC Clermont was named the Clermont Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Pacesetter. From left are UC Clermont's Sharman Willmore, Ann Appleton, Bonnie Camden, Jeff Bauer, Dean Greg Sojka, Mick McLaughlin, Rebecca Reynolds and Blaine Kelley. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant mingles with friends at the Pacesetter dinner. From left are: Margie Parish, Jennifer Fischer of Park National Bank, Danielle Sheffield of Park National Bank and Van Sant. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford Community Fire Department Chief John Cooper, right, chats with Milford City Manager Jeff Wright before the Pacesetter banquet Nov. 10. KELLIE GEIST-MAY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, NOV. 25 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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

Holiday - Trees Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, 2088 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Scotch and white pines, Canaan and Balsam firs, and spruce 5-12 feet. Free baling in net. Saw and rope provided. Other times available by appointment. Family friendly. $69-$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/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 - Rock The Edge, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.

SATURDAY, NOV. 26 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Exercise Classes 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Holiday - Trees Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

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

Literary - Signings Little Miami Holiday Bookfest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Little Miami Publishing Co., 19 Water St., Signings by authors Jim LaBarbara, Randy McNutt, Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Gary Knepp and more. 576-9369. Milford.

Music - Acoustic No Value, 9 p.m.-midnight, Great Scott, 1020 Ohio Pike, Alternative music featuring Rory Billows and Ryan Acres. Free. 752-4700; www.1greatscott.com. Withamsville.

plore PlayScape. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 3 and under and members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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

SUNDAY, NOV. 27 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Community Dance Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. 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; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Trees

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

TUESDAY, NOV. 29 Exercise Classes Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. 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; www.milfordmartialartsacademy.com. Milford.

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Holiday - Veterans Day

MONDAY, NOV. 28 Clubs and 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

Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Ages 21 and up. $5. 474-2212; basictruth.webs.com. Anderson Township.

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Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 10 a.m.-noon and 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to ex-

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; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia.

Religious - Community

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Anderson Township. Job Loss Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. 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; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

Education FaceBook: What Is It and How Do I Use It?, 7-9 p.m., Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road, Room 206. Learn how to set up your own Facebook account, how to choose appropriate privacy settings, how to reach out to friends, hide people and more. Ages 21 and up. $60. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills Community Education. 231-3600. Anderson Township.

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

To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Opening reception: refreshments and entertainment provided. Silent auction of trees decorated by local artists. Exhibit continues through Dec. 17. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 16. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events

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; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

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. Ham and Turkey Dinner, 5-8 p.m., Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St., Fellowship Hall. Part of Williamsburg Christmas Walk. Includes traditional holiday dinner of ham, turkey, and all the fixings, chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. Benefits Williamsburg Emergency Mission and Christ’s Kitchen Table. $8 ages 13 and up, $4 ages 5-12; free children 4 and under. Presented by Community Concerns and Missions Team of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. 724-6305. Williamsburg.

Health / Wellness

Exercise Classes

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.

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

THURSDAY, DEC. 1 Exercise Classes

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

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

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Pets

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.

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

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Music - Jazz Wine Down Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Great Scott, 1020 Ohio Pike, Wine specials and music by Fathead Davis. Free. 752-4700; Www.1greatscott.com. Withamsville.

Support Groups

Dining Events

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

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

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.

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

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The Lindsey Family, 10:45 a.m., Eastgate Baptist Church, 717 Barg Salt Run, Gospel and bluegrass music. 528-9191; www.eastgatebaptistchurch.com. Union Township.

Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

Holiday - Veterans Day

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Photographer Robert Coomer, pictured, is one of the featured artists in the Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 27. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to Rowe Woods is free for Cincinnati Nature Center members, $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit www.cincynature.org. FILE PHOTO

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

Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

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

FRIDAY, DEC. 2 Art Openings Loveland Arts Council Winter Art Show, 6-10 p.m., Loveland

Holiday - Trees Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Art and 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; www.cincinnatiflowershow.com. Symmes Township.

Craft Shows Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2

p.m., Solid Rock South, 3946 Hopper Hill Road, Woodworking, handmade jewelry, specialty products, gourmet food items and more. Benefits Darlene Bishop Home for Life. Free. 528-4568; www.solidrockchurch.org. Eastgate.

Exercise Classes 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Holiday - Christmas The Living Nativity, 4-7 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Outdoor guided walking tour through 21 stations featuring dramatic presentation, through drama and song, of the story of Jesus’ birth. Tour followed by live animal visits, hot cocoa and cookies inside. Family friendly. Free. 683-1738; www.lovelandumc.org. Loveland. Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, 3-5:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Santa, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and face painting. Entertainment by dancers, musicians, choral groups and bell ringers. Tree lighting and community choral sing, 5:15 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

Holiday - Trees Spring Grove Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Spring Grove Farm, $69$89 dug, balled and burlapped; $38 cut-your-own tree any size. 734-4394 or 734-4440. New Richmond. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

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

Music - Religious Behold the Lamb of God Christmas Tour, 7 p.m., Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Singer/ songwriter Andrew Peterson, friends and guests perform. With Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga and more. $24 Gold Circle, $19, $17 balcony, $12 rear floor. 831-3770; www.faithchurch.net. Milford.

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

SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford.


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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 • BETHEL JOURNAL • B3

Adding a little Christmas through food I was teaching cooking class last week and the background music included my favorite Christmas song “We Need a Little Christmas.” Well, like most of you, what I need is a little more time! I’m going to start early this year making gifts from the kitchen. This chocolate sauce is not only delicious, but a good keeper.

Chocolate hazelnut sauce

Better than store bought. This is so easy and a welcome gift from the kitchen. Wonderful over ice cream, as a fondue for fruit, chilled and spread between ladyfingers, etc. If you want to substitute almonds, walnuts, whatever, for the hazelnuts, go ahead. Or leave them out altogether for a simple chocolate sauce. 1 cup whipping cream 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla ¾ cups toasted, chopped hazelnuts

Bring whipping cream to a boil. Add chips and butter. Turn heat down to very low and cook until smooth, stirring constantly. Add flavorings and nuts. Cool and store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Warm before serving if desired.

Bacon Wrapped Grissini

This is similar to the one Sue Marks, of the Food Thoughts radio show,

shared with me. I guarantee this will be the first appetizer on the holiday table to disappear. Rita Addictive! Heikenfeld Grissini are RITA’S KITCHEN Italian breadsticks, skinny and long. My original recipe called for 1⁄3 cup brown sugar and 2-3 tablespoons chili powder, but I sometimes ran out so I double it. 1 pound bacon slices, cut in half 2 ⁄3 cup light brown sugar 4-6 tablespoons of chili powder (This is the blend you use for chili. I like Buena Vida brand since that’s what my Mom always used.) 1 box of Italian grissini breadsticks, broken in half

Mix sugar and chili powder together, removing any lumps and put in shallow bowl or plate large enough to roll each grissini in. Roll each grissini tightly with bacon, starting at the top, and leave enough room at the bottom to make a handle. Place each wrapped grissini in sugar mixture, rolling and dipping until well coated. Preheat oven to 350. Place grissini on sprayed rack and put rack on baking sheet or foil. Bake until bacon is golden brown, 20-30 minutes. Let cool. The sugar caramelizes as they cool.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 • BETHEL JOURNAL • B5

Squirrels squirrel away with walnuts appointment. After that we did some shopping. The miter saw we use in the carpenter shop went bad after 15 years. We went to Harbor Freight and got a new miter saw, the newer kind has a slide. Then we had lunch at the home of some friends of ours, Mort and Barb. When we got home a group of the American Heritage girls from the Bethel United Methodist Church came down for a hike. We had called our friend Tony to help on the hike. He gave them the names of bushes, weed plants, like jewel

weed. The hike was enjoyed by all the girls and they knew about several of the items. Tony said these young ladies will grow up and teach other girls about nature. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. And have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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B6 • BETHEL JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 24, 2011

Fallen Heroes memorial unveiled Veterans Day Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

BATAVIA TWP. — The Clermont County Fallen Heroes memorial was unveiled Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at Batavia Township Park. The Batavia Township Board of Trustees and the Veterans Services Commission worked cooperatively to create this tribute to 14 Clermont County military personnel who died during the Gulf War and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. While the Humvee section of the memorial was installed two years ago to honor all veterans and branches of service, the Fallen Heroes addition is more focused. “It has special emphasis on the younger veterans,” said Dan Bare, director of the Clermont County Veterans Services Commission. “We thought this time around let's do something in the here and now while the families are intact and they can actually see the appreciation that the local community has for the sacrifice their loved one has made for all of us,” he said. “Typically memorials aren't created until long, long after the war.” At the dedication, each name was read out loud while a family member placed a red rose by the memorial. Beside each name is the date and place they died. “I thought it was very tasteful and a great addition to the Humvee,” said Trustee James Sauls Jr. “The Humvee represents all soldiers, but this made it more personal to the community. It's something a little more meaningful.”

The Fallen Heroes memorial was unveiled Nov. 11 in Batavia Township Park. It lists the 14 Clermont County military personnel who died during the Gulf War and in Afghanistan and Iraq. PROVIDED

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Matt Maupin's mother, Carolyn Maupin, places a red rose beside the Fallen Heroes memorial to her son and 13 other servicemen from Clermont County. The memorial is located in Batavia Township Park. Looking on are Trustees James Sauls Jr., left, and Bill Dowdney. PROVIDED

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Staff Sgt. Chuck Kiser (Iraq) Spc. Gregory J. Missman (Afghanistan) Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin (Iraq) Spc. Joseph A. Bauer (Afghanistan) Staff Sgt. Tony Wojciechowski (Iraq) Lance Cpl. Nick Erdy (Iraq) Capt. Tyler B. Swisher (Iraq) Lance Cpl. Bryan N. Taylor (Iraq) Lance Cpl. Billy D. Spencer (Iraq) Sgt. Phillip McNeill (Iraq) Capt. David Seth Mitchell (Afghanistan) Spc. Jacob P. Dohrenwend Senior Airman Todd B. Rose (U.S.) Lance Cpl. James H. Lumpkins (Saudi Arabia)

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BATAVIA TWP. — When 16-year-old Austin Edwards needed an Eagle Scout project, his father suggested he look at Ba-

tavia Township Park. Now, thanks to that conversation, the pond has a landscaped area and a stone with “Twin Oaks Pond” etched into it. “I checked other parks and really didn't find anything,” said Edwards. “My dad suggested talking to Rex (Parsons, township administrator) and he suggested the pond and I thought that was a really good project.”

Edwards received donations of flowers from Bard Nurseries and Landscaping and mulch from Auxier, both in Amelia. He received a discount on the etched stone from the Ohio Valley Stone Co. The project cost $320 and Edwards managed to raise almost $200 by selling candy bars and organizing Troop 222 members in raking leaves for donations. He said he plans on raking more

leaves to make up the difference. “It really turned out nice. I can't wait to see how everything grows in the next couple of years,” said Edwards’ father, Rick. “To me it showed he can take charge of a project and show leadership and it makes me very proud of him.” Edwards lives in Batavia Township and is a sophomore at Amelia High School.

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Austin Edwards stands by the landscaped area in Batavia Township Park he created for his Eagle Scout project. He also received a certificate of appreciation from the trustees. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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NOVEMBER 24, 2011 • BETHEL JOURNAL • B7

POLICE REPORTS

DEATHS

Jessica Glenn, 31, 411 South Union Street, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Nov. 8. Ashley Walton, 22, receiving stolen property at 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Nov. 13. Scott William Sage, 44, 5 Montgomery Way No. 9, Amelia, theft at 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia, Nov. 10. Shandi E. Mason, 24, 230 Mindy Lane, Loveland, theft at 126 Shady Lane, Amelia, Nov. 11. Shandi E. Mason, 24, 230 Mindy Lane, Loveland, theft at 466 East Main St., Williamsburg, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 17, aggravated burglary, Batavia, Nov. 9. Tina M. Holt, 30, 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, theft at 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, Nov. 11. Steven A. Orick, 26, 48 Hon-

eysuckle Drive, Amelia, theft at 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, Nov. 12. Deborah Nicole Mancini-Hart, 36, 154 Paradise Lane, Williamsburg, telecommunications harassment at 3153 Parkside Drive, Batavia, Nov. 9. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Amelia, Nov. 7. Juvenile, 16, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse – detention mental health facility, Amelia, Nov. 7. Dustin T. Kozerski, 20, 52 Robin Way, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering at 76 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Nov. 8. Nicholas Charles Luck, 29, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 50, Bethel, theft at 2400 Laurel Lindale Road, Amelia, Nov. 9.

Frank Paul Brumett, 43, 4689 Ohio 276, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering, menacing at 2655 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Nov. 8. Marion Arlie Cromer, 38, 1702 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, domestic violence – knowingly cause physical harm at 1702 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Nov. 8. Jesse Russell Ott, 61, 423 Felicity Cedron Road, Georgetown, domestic violence at 423 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, Nov. 9. Sebastian Lovett, 21, 4216 Taylor Road, Batavia, theft at 4216 Taylor Road, Batavia, Nov. 9. Juvenile, 13, sexual imposition – offensive contact, Goshen, Nov. 10.

James K. Lemar, 46, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, Lot 53, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 13. Dennis Gregory Woods, 47, 1923 Laurel Moscow Road, Moscow, felonious assault at 1928 Laurel Moscow Road, Moscow, Nov. 10. Joseph Andrew Haire, 35, 887 Carpenter Road, Loveland, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Nov. 10. Kyle Lee Benhase, 19, 3115 Leads Road, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Damon P. Hinkston, 19, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 206, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Nov. 11. Dustin T. Kozerski, 20, 52 Robin Way, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons – underage

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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

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513-732-2211

Harold Christopher Cooper, 84, Bethel, died Nov. 14. Survived by son Terry Cooper; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Helen Cooper, son Harold W. Cooper. Services were Nov. 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Lois Taylor Lois West Taylor, 75, Felicity, died Nov. 13. Survived by husband Frank Taylor; children Terry, Timothy, Todd, Steve, Roger, Robin Taylor; brother Roger West; 28 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Bradley West, Betty Carol. Services were Nov. 16 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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

513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

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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 WburgUMC@aol.com

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

www.williamsburgumc.com

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

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

9:30am 10:30am

6:00pm

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525

www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net 10:30am

7:00pm 7:00pm

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

Harold Cooper

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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 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

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

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

WESLYAN

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

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


LIFE

B8 • BETHEL JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 24, 2011

IN THE COURTS

Filings Rebecca Beharry, et al. vs. Pamela G. Adams, et al., other tort. Louise Griffith vs. Sandra McGraw, et al., other tort. Jessica J. Ray vs. Kaitlin R. Reynolds, et al., other tort. Christine F. King vs. CHS Clermont NCC Inc./Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Matthew L. Hoffman vs. Stephen Buehrer, worker’s compensation. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Michael E. Kyle, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. John S. Ackerman, 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. 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. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Cecil R. Johnson Jr., et al.,

foreclosure. DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc. vs. Tina Wendel, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Bryan E. Smith, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Dorothy E. Shoemaker, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Joshua H. Debell, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. James D. Matthews, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Edwin M. Sinclair III, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Michelle Diers, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. William Haverland, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Joseph John Bagnuolo, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Rob Brock, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Vicente M. Simeon Jr., et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Bank Mortgage Co. vs. Charles E. Hamilton, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Philip K. Pope, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Jacob Kidd, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Rhonda L. Hitt, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Lee E. Bevins, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Michael Douglas Brinegar, et

LEGAL NOTICE Clermont County, State of Ohio Cincinnati Insurance Company, P.O. Box 145496, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5496 and Koehler Construction Inc, plaintiffs vs. Thomas Kahle, defendant. Case Number is 11CVH2842. Notice is hereby given to defendant Thomas Kahle, last known address is 4740 Dues Dr. Unit M Cincinnati, OH 45246, that suit was filed against Thomas Kahle for damages of $5,465.00 due to defendant converting to his own use funds belonging to Koehler Construction Inc, at Koehler Construction Inc. Defendant above named is required to answer within twenty-eight days after, the date of the last publication of this notice. 1001677144 125 STORAGE 1958 OHIO PIKE AMELIA,OHIO45102 PH: (513) 797-8515 FX: (513) 797-4726 1. VIRGIL BYRD O502, 349 N. CHARITY STREET, BETHEL, OHIO 45106 2. JOHN CRAIG F187, 2780 LINDALE MT. HOLLY ROAD # 87, AMELIA, OHIO 45102 3. AMY DEROSE I 3 3 9 , 3121 MACEDONIA ROAD, BETHEL, OHIO 45106 4. JOSH GREEN F173, 2509 BANTAN ROAD, BETHEL, OHIO 45106 5. MELVIN JONES O 5 3 0 / 5 1 8 , 2191 E. OHIO PIKE # 49, AMELIA,OHIO 45102 6. MIKE MCDERMOTT N465, 5247 FOUR MILE ROAD,MELBOURNE KY. 41059 7. PAULA MENSER D119, 2829 SR 133 BETHEL,OH 45106 8.CAROL PETTY F212, 3027 SR 132 # 48, AMELIA, OHIO 45102 9. CYNTHIA SMITH G 2 5 0 , 69 E. MAIN STREET, AMELIA, OHIO 45102 10. US RECOVERY A8 & J, 70 HARMONY LANE, GEORGE TOWN, OHIO 45121 11. ERIN WALKER Q629/599, 3975 PICADILLY CIRCLE #C, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45255 1 2 . B A R B A R A WEEKS Q605, 14 MONTGOMERY WAY #7, AMELIA, OHIO 45102 13. BARBARA WILLOUGHBY D123 5615 FLAGSTONE WAY, MILFORD, OH 45150 1001677049 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified

513.242.4000

LEGAL NOTICE The Clermont County of DevelopBoard mental Disabilities will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. This will be held at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (one miles west of Owensville). This hearing is to receive input from interested individuals that will be considered in the development of the 2012 Annual Action Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available to the public prior to the hearing and will be posted on the Clermont DD website (www.clermontdd.org ). If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to provide comments/feedback for the 2010 Annual Action Plan, you may do so by calling (513) 732-4921 or by sending an e-mail to ldavis@clermontdd.o rg<mailto:ldavis@cler montdd.org>. 7078 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

al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. The Unknown Heirs Devisees Legatees Executors/State of Ohio Estate Tax Divison, foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Keith A. Cummins, et al., foreclosure. Secretary of Veterans Affairs vs. Kimberly Sue Johnson, et al., foreclosure. Cenlar FSB vs. Robert W. Baker, et al., foreclosure. Cenlar FSB vs. Elmer C. Spradlin, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Jacqueline E. Sherman, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. David Hatley, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Bryan Weber, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Sandra K. Barrett, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Melissa J. Jordan, et al., foreclosure. PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Kelley M. Middendorf, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Mark D. Schoenhoeft, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. LaVonne C. Linville, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Chandra Young Rich, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Jason M. Price, et al., foreclosure. Tallarigo Dontae, et al., vs. Grant Dryden, et al., other civil. Troy M. Boyer vs. Ronnie G. Russell, et al., other civil. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Daniel S. McAllister, other civil. Joe Cook vs. A and A Safety Inc., et al., other civil. Nathan Beatty vs. Paul Ferro, et al., other civil. Assett Acceptance LLC vs. Angela G. Jones, other civil. Debbie Richards vs. Ford Motor Co., other civil. First Union Acceptance LLC vs.

Pamela S. Thomas, other civil. Heather McCane, et al. vs. William Chan, et al., other civil. Associates Asset Management LLC vs. Tracy Sexton, other civil. Joann Abbinante vs. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., other civil.

Divorce Amanda Ackerman vs. Bradley Ackerman Samantha G. Wamsley vs. Brian Key Lina M. Villasenor vs. Luis A. Laboy Allyson R. Wiley vs. Eric Witt David L. Norris vs. Samantha J. Norris Eric Crawford vs. Apryl Crawford Cheryl L. Young vs. Lee Young Alena A. Labella vs. Gennaro Labella Gail R. Adkins vs. John R. Adkins Mary J. Bishop vs. William J. Bishop Frederick H. McNight vs. Helen T. McNight

Legal separation Ronda Hewitt vs. Gregory Hewitt

Dissolution Matthew L. Johnson vs. Sara Johnson Billy W. McCord Jr. vs. Chelisa K. McCord Amber D. Schmees vs. Derrick S. Schmees Robin E. Morris vs. Blaine E. Morris Jennifer L. Bolton vs. Christopher M. Bolton Delza L. Smith vs. Cathy J. Smith Michael Zimpelman vs. Michelle Zimpelman

Indictments The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of

Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jon Wayne Hillerich, 44, 801 S. W. 144th St., Troutdale, OR non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Rachel Renee Hood, 33, 527 Maple St., Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. James Murphy Huser, 36, 208 West South St., Apt. 8, Bethel, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. James D. Baker Jr., 32, Clermont County Jail, theft, Miami Township Police. Sean Ryan Anthony, 27, 6218 Ohio 133, Goshen, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Keylo D. Jones, 20, 200 University Lane, No. 211, Batavia, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jordan Todd, 20, 300 University Lane, No. 117, Batavia, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew John Walker, 35, 3278 Eiler Lane Amelia, possession of heroin, Pierce Township Police. Jacob C. Collett, 24, 318 Albright Drive, Loveland, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Gloria Marie Kelch, 24, 2930 Ohio 132, Lot B, New Richmond, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. John Edward Panno, 42, 3229 Martin Road, Blanchester, illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Sarah Elizabeth Panno, 30, 3229

Martin Road, Blanchester, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. John Leo Falgner III, 29, 107 Horseshoe Road, Lynchburg, illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Raymond Wendell Montgomery, 30, 3977 Westboro Road, Blanchester, illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit.

Appeals The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site, www.twelfth.courts.state.oh.us\newdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Terry G. Horner, et al. v. Board of Washington Township Trustees, presiding Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel . The appeals court has reversed the common pleas court's decision to dismiss the Horners' case regarding partition fence costs. In the matter of: Jennifer L. York v. Geremy Hayes York, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the trial court's decision decreasing Geremy York's monthly child support obligations.

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7

threat or force at 127 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, Nov. 12.

criminal simulation, driving under ovi suspension, possession of drugs, resisting arrest, tampering w/evidence at Amelia Olive Branch Road/ Woodburn Court, Amelia, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 16, assault – knowingly harm victim, Batavia, Nov. 12. Juvenile, 16, resisting arrest – resist or interfere, Batavia, Nov. 12. William David Eads, 41, 109 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, domestic violence – cause belief of imminent physical harm by

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary At 4246 Pleasant Acres Drive, Batavia, Oct. 28. Aggravated menacing At 907 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, Nov. 7. Assault – knowingly harm victim At 5858 Ohio 133, Batavia, Nov. 12. Assault At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Nov. 9. At 3418 Ohio 132, Amelia, Nov.

12. Breaking and entering At 2583 Ohio 133, Bethel, Nov. 10. At 4300 Batavia Road, Batavia, Oct. 10. At 5736 Deerfield Road, Milford, Nov. 10. Burglary At 1333 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, Nov. 11. At 1567 Trisler Road, Hamersville, Nov. 13. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 10. At 3757 Starling Road, Bethel, Nov. 10. At 38 Estate Drive, Amelia, Nov.

HOLIDAY HELP PROGRAM How to cope with emotions during the holidays, following a loss. Guest Speaker:

CHAPLAIN CHARLES ROBERTS 40 Years as an Ordained Minister (Pastor, Missionary, Chaplain) 25 years affiliation with Hospice Certified Bereavement Specialist Presents

“GRIEVING DURING THE HOLIDAYS” SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

E.C. Nurre Funeral Home 315 West Plane Street Bethel, Ohio The program is free, but reservations are requested. For Reservations call: 753-6130

177 West Main Street Amelia, Ohio 45102 (513) 753-6130

315 West Plane Street 200 Western Avenue Bethel, Ohio 45106 New Richmond, Ohio 45157 (513) 734-2228 (513) 553-4132

www.ecnurre.com

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

11. Criminal damaging/endangering At 3696 Shagbark, Amelia, Nov. 7. At 1229 Glenwood Court, Amelia, Nov. 13. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 9. At 2655 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Nov. 8. At 4303 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Nov. 11. At 4310 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Nov. 7. At 5464 Marathon-Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Nov. 8. At 6168 Marathon Edenton Road, Blanchester, Nov. 8. At 76 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Nov. 8. At 8 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Nov. 11. Criminal simulation At Amelia Olive Branch Road/ Woodburn Court, Amelia, Nov. 11. Domestic violence – cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force At Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, Nov. 12. Domestic violence – knowingly cause physical harm At Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Nov. 8. Domestic violence At Baas Road, Batavia, Nov. 13. At Otter Creek Drive, Amelia, Nov. 7. At Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, Nov. 9. Driving under OVI suspension At Amelia Olive Branch Road/ Woodburn Court, Amelia, Nov. 11. Drug paraphernalia At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 13. Felonious assault At 1928 Laurel Moscow Road, Moscow, Nov. 10. Forgery At 2191 Ohio 125, Amelia, Nov. 8. At 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Sept. 9. At 2340 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, Nov. 10. Fugitive from justice At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Nov. 10. Illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse – detention mental health facility At 4195 Otter Creek Drive, Amelia, Nov. 7. Menacing At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Nov. 9. At 2509 Haley Rae Lane, Bethel, Nov. 9. At 2655 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Nov. 8. At 302 3rd St., Moscow, Nov. 9.

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