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Daugherty resigns from council

Mary Daugherty has resigned from her position as a Bethel council member. Daugherty submitted her resignation at the council’s regular meeting today, Dec. 20. “Due to time restraints and health issues I feel that I cannot serve the village in an efficient manner,” she wrote in her letter of resignation. She was not present at the council meeting. Daugherty ran as a write-in candidate in 2009 and has been on council one year.

Fill a feeder and see the birds

The Ole Fisherman got some used flooring (poplar) and made bird feeders with it. The birds are enjoying the feed in it. He also started putting peanut butter in a small tree limb. It doesn’t take the birds long to eat all of it so he refilled it a couple times each day. FULL STORY, A4

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Bethel considers pay raises By Mary Dannemiller

Employees of Bethel could soon receive their first raise in two years. Village council is considering a 5-percent raise for all employees. “This was heavily discussed in finance committee,” said village council member Donna Gunn. “They haven’t had a raise since we froze wages in 2008 and they’re aware they might not get another raise for the next couple of years while we’re in this fiscal emergency.” Auditor of State Mary Taylor placed the village under fiscal emergency in August because of debt. The general fund is in debt to the enterprise funds because previous administrators and council

members allowed money in reserve enterprise funds to be spent on general fund line items, said Bethel Mayor James Dick. As of Tuesday, Nov. 30, the general fund owed about $171,000, but the raises will be spread out over several funds, if approved by council, said Fiscal Officer Angel Burton. She also said the raises would cost the village about $28,500. “The money will come from the respective department funds,” she said. “Police wages are paid out of the general fund, public works wages are paid out of the water, electric and street funds and administration is paid from the water, electric, street and general funds.” Burton also said the raises were worked into the 2011 appropria-

tions and will not impact the 85percent spending goal set for the year. “The mayor’s mandate was that department budgets remain at or below the 85 percent revenue target,” Burton said. “The 2011 proposed budgets include the wage increase and still meet that goal. No proposals in spending are dipping into carryover funds, nor causing a fund to operate in the red and beyond its anticipated revenue.” Dick said if finance committee members had not met that 85 percent target, raises would not even be a matter of discussion. “When they brought up raises, my challenge to them was if they wanted to include them in the appropriations, I would support them up to five percent if they met

the other goals we set for them,” he said. The mayor also said the raises are a way to thank employees who have stayed with the village even while employees in neighboring communities were getting raises. “We’re back on track now so we’re basically going to them and saying ‘Hey, we asked you stick with us and now this is what we’re showing for it. Thanks for sticking with us,’” Dick said. Council’s next regular session is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St. For more information about your community, visit

Clermont to draw down $1.2 million to balance budget By Kellie Geist-May

revenue picks up. “A revenue increase is still in our five-year forecast,” he said. This year, however, Scheetz is The Clermont County commissioners are planning to spend expecting revenue to be flat with a about $1.2 million from the coun- slight increase in sales tax earnings and a continued ty’s carryover fund reduction of interest to balance the 2011 The county’s total earnings. general fund budget. Of the general Budget Director budget, including fund expenses, 36 Sukie Scheetz estigrants, will be $242.8 percent is for criminal mated the county’s 2011 revenue to be million in 2011. This justice, 23 percent is for general governat about $46.1 milyear’s expenses were ment, 22 percent is lion and expenses to $253.4 million. for judicial services, 7 be at about $47.3 percent is for public million. safety, 6 percent is The county’s carryover is currently at about $12 for health and human services, 4 million, or 25 percent of the total percent is for economic development and 2 percent is for other general fund operating budget. Commissioners Bob Proud said expenses. The county’s total budget, the commissioners want to keep including grants, will be $242.8 the reserve fund at that level. “The idea is to have one-quar- million in 2011. This year’s expenses were ter’s worth of spending available. $253.4 million. That’s our goal,” he said. A big piece of the difference is If the revenues and expenses pan out as anticipated, the reserve a reduction in water and sewer fund will drop to about $10.8 mil- projects, Scheetz said. The commissioners approved lion – 22 percent of the general the 2011 budget and appropriafund expenses. Proud said that if those esti- tions Wednesday, Dec. 15. mates are realized, the county will For more about your community, rebuild that carryover when the visit

Veterans received medals for service

William Warren of Amelia, who served in the Navy in Vietnam, went on a lot of special missions where records were not always kept. Warren and four other veterans received the medals they earned in a special ceremony Dec. 15 at the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission offices in Batavia. FULL STORY, A3

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Colorful cups

Bethel-Tate Middle School sixth-graders Brianna Combs, left, and Grace Hauserman work on their clay art pieces during class Friday, Dec. 10.

Felicity residents charged in bank robbery Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports three arrests have been made in connection to the Nov. 2 bank robbery of the Merchant’s National Bank in Higginsport. Those arrested are: • Bobby Long, 34, of Richey Road, Felicity, has been charged with aggravated robbery, a firstdegree felony. • Jennifer Sizemore, 36, of Franklin Lane, Felicity, has been charged with complicity to aggra-

vated robbery, a first-degree felony. • Ebony Clancy, 22, of J. Bolender Road, Felicity, has been charged with complicity to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. All three subjects are being detained at the Clermont County Detention Center on unrelated charges. Sheriff Wenninger would like to thank the Clermont County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in this case.

Free curb recycling possible in Bethel By Mary Dannemiller

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Bethel residents could get recycling bins with monthly curbside pick up at no extra cost next year if the village renews its waste removal contract with Rumpke. Clermont County officials are working with Rumpke to offer the service for a one-year trial period to alleviate the heavy usage of recycling bins placed around the county, said Fiscal Officer Angel Burton. Village Administrator Travis Dotson said residents have expressed interest in recycling, but the interest wasn’t large enough

for village council members to justify charging all residents for the service. “We do get inquiries for recycling and it is something that council has considered offering for a number of years,” he said. “The issue has always been the added cost involved. The proposal suggested by Brett Gaspard of Rumpke would allow for a one-year trial period on recycling.” Rumpke will not charge the village or its residents for the recycling service during the one-year trial period, Gaspard said. “I’ve been working with (Clermont County Office of Environ-

mental Quality Director) Paul Braasch on this new pilot program to try in Bethel for one year to see if you like recycling, if residents like recycling,” Gaspard said at the Monday, Nov. 22, council meeting. “We’ll see the feasibility of once a month curbside recycling and reducing the reliance on those drop bins.” Currently, the village pays about $10,000 a month for waste removal at 725 units, with residents paying $14.50 a month, Burton said. Bethel has been contracted with Rumpke since 1996, but in light of the village’s fiscal emer-

gency council members decided to explore options before renewing. “We have been pleased with the service Rumpke provides, however council decided that it would be in the best interest of the residents of the village to advertise for bids for the next contract to ensure that we are providing the residents with the best service at the best price,” Dotson said. The next village council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the village municipal building, 120 W. Plane St. For more information about your community, visit


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December 23, 2010


A brush of color

The sixth-graders at Bethel-Tate Middle School worked on glazing clay cups during art class Friday, Dec. 10. From left are Kyle Sipple and Megan Morrow.


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Council meetings

BETHEL – The second regular council meeting for the village of Bethel was held Monday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. It was rescheduled from Monday, Dec. 27, due to the observance of the Christmas holiday. There will be a special finance meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, to discuss the financial recovery plan and the fiscal officer’s departure. The December personnel committee meeting is canceled.


All lined up

The Felicity-Franklin FFA seniors gathered recently for a yearbook photo. From left, at the top of the stairs, are Laura Freeman, Jonnee Ivey, Ian Woodmansee, Alex Stevenson, Laura Buckler, Cody Rudd, Nathan Taylor, Travis Smith, Brandon Metzger and Alex Baker. In front is Dustin Sizemore. Not pictured are Zach Brandenburg and Joe Ward.

Township officials concerned about New Richmond bid By John Seney

If New Richmond officials are successful in forming their own township, village property owners would save about $40 a year in taxes paid to Ohio Township on a home valued at $100,000. For Ohio Township officials, it would mean losing about $51,800 in tax revenue. “That’s a big part of our budget,” said Trustee Frank Renn Nov. 2 at a special meeting called to discuss the situation. Ohio Township Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin said if the county commissioners

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approve New Richmond’s request, the township would lose revenue from a 1.3-mill levy paid by all township taxpayers, including those in the village. That money goes into a general fund budget, which is about $175,000. The total budget for Ohio Township is about $1.5 million, but that includes revenue from fire and rescue and road fund levies that would not be affected. Renn said the township, with only one full-time employee, would have a difficult time making up the general fund shortfall. “We don’t have any frills. Everything is needed,” he said.


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Township officials challenged an assertion by village officials that in 2010, the only money the township spent in the village was $3,500 for a concrete slab for recycling bins. “We have helped down there in past years,” said Trustee Ray Hayslip. Trustee Rick Hinson said village residents are able to reserve picnic shelters at the township park and use the township hall for events. “Village residents will lose out if this goes through,” he said. Hinson is a village resident and would have to resign as trustee if the measure passed, according to township solicitor Paul Rice. Renn suggested setting

up a meeting with officials from the village and Ohio and Pierce townships to discuss the issue. Most of the village is in Ohio Township, but there is a small portion of the village in Pierce Township. County Administrator David Spinney said he is looking into the process required for the commissioners to vote on the petition. He said a public hearing will be held where all interested parties can be heard. Spinney said the hearing probably would not be scheduled until sometime in 2011. For more about your community, visit www.

2010 Light up Felicity Decorating Contest winners announced It was a magical winter wonderland Monday, Dec. 13. Snow was on the ground and snowflakes in the air. The judges from the Felicity Garden Club drove around the village of Felicity above the river and through the woods; over

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hills and dales they went, listening and seeing the sights and sounds of Christmas in Felicity. After driving past houses several times looking at the festive decorations, the hard decision was made. Three households were selected to be this year’s winners of the annual Christmas decorating contest sponsored by the garden club. They are: Wayne and Ella Cossens, first place Chas and Sarah Spires, second place Pete and Helen Woodruff, third place The Garden Club thanks everyone who participated.


December 23, 2010

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Veterans honored at medals presentation By John Seney


The staff at Beechmont Ford presented a $16,387 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Monday, Dec. 13. The money was raised at the dealership’s first annual Women’s Expo Saturday, Dec. 4. From left are dealership employees Joy Corcoran, Kim Chapman and Joan Cashwell, Susan G. Komen representative Hanna VanKuiken, dealership owner Lorinn Williams, and dealership employees Robyn Rapp, Ciera Coy and Bev Rogers.

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Charles Luithle of Union Township, right, receives the medals he earned in World War II at a ceremony Dec. 15. Presenting the medals is Rep. Danny Bubp.

Williams set up the event to encourage local Cincinnatians to join the fight against breast cancer. “I believe strongly in giving back, or paying forward and I wanted to help in the cause to find a cure for breast cancer,” Williams said. “Holding a local event supported by area businesses seemed the best way to help raise money and fight again breast cancer.” More than 50 businesses donated products or items for raffle prizes and the silent auction held at the

event, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Free food, beer and wine tastings also were available to the more than 300 people who attended. In addition to helping raise money for a good cause, the event also allowed female business owners the opportunity to connect and widen their opportunities in Cincinnati. “Mark your calendar for Dec. 3, 2011. The (second) annual Women’s Expo is scheduled, “ Williams said.

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Rep. Danny Bubp, left, presents medals to William Warren of Amelia at a ceremony Dec. 15. Warren earned the medals serving in the Navy in Vietnam. ceremony meant a lot to him. “I was pretty choked up,” he said. “I thought it was very nice.” Futrell said the ceremony got him thinking about Vietnam, which he had not done in a long time. Also honored at the ceremony were William Gehring

of Hillsboro, who served in the Navy in Vietnam, and Monte Riley of West Union, who served in the Army in Vietnam. “These men have made the sacrifice to make sure we have freedom,” said Rep. Danny Bubp, who presented the medals to the veterans.

Gatch recognized for donation By Kellie Geist-May

When people take the new Old Ohio 74 connector road to College Drive, they have Winnie Gatch to thank. Gatch donated about three acres to Clermont County to build the extension from Old Ohio 74 to College Drive. Old Ohio 74 used to dead-end. Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger and the Clermont County commissioners recognized Gatch at the commissioners’ meeting Monday, Nov. 22. “To say we couldn’t have done it without her is quite the understatement,” Manger said. “When we create a new road, it can be a very emotional experience. You are dealing with someone’s property and that’s important. (Gatch) was great and I can’t thank her enough. It’s a great thing that she was able to donate the land.” “This project is all something we can be proud,” Manger said. He said extending Old Ohio 74 to College Drive is important in a number of ways, especially when it comes to public safety. The new connector road provides a second way to

The staff at Beechmont Ford recently donated $16,387 to Susan G. Komen for the cure to help fight breast cancer. The money was raised at the Women’s Expo: Simple Holidays. The Women’s Expo, featured a wide variety of activities including free jewelry cleaning, a fashion show, dance performances and complimentary professional massages. Dealership owner Lorinn

Bids have been awarded for $12.4 million in improvements at the Bob McEwen Water Treatment Plant in Batavia Township. The Clermont County commissioners approved the bids Wednesday, Dec. 15. One bid was for $1.6 million in electrical work awarded to Lake Erie Elec-

A New Richmond was arrested on charges of robbing a service station with a knife. Dakotah “Cody” Boehm, 23, of 708 Front Street faces charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and theft. He is being held in the

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Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger presented a framed photo of the Old Ohio 74 connector road ribbon-cutting to Winnie Gatch. Gatch donated the land that made the project possible, Manger said, but was unable to attend the ribboncutting to be recognized. access UC Clermont, King’s Way Fellowship and all the other businesses and homes on the hill. “You can’t put a number on that,” Manger said. The access also impacts economic development for the village of Batavia, he said. Gatch said connecting College Drive and Old Ohio 74 was a needed improvement. “There were a lot of people involved in getting this done. It was long overdue and I am thrilled with how it turned out,” she said. The project took about eight years to plan and construct.

Gatch said the change has impacted a large number of people. “I must have had 15 people come up to me at a recognition earlier (this year) who thanked me and said how much of a difference the road has made,” she said. Commissioner Bob Proud thanked Gatch for her donation and for supporting the connection project. “This (connection) has been needed since I went to UC Clermont in 1977. Having two ways to that area is important to public safety and we thank you so much,” he said.

tric, Inc. of Franklin, Ohio. The other bid was for $10.8 million for complete plant work other than electrical awarded to Reynolds, Inc. of Orleans, Ind. Thomas Yeager, county director of utilities, said the project would increase pumping capacity at the plant, which draws drinking water from Harsha Lake at

East Fork State Park. Yeager said money for the project would come from the capital improvement fund and the issuance of bonds. The work is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and take about 18 months. For more about your community, visit clermontcounty.

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William Warren of Amelia, who served in the Navy in Vietnam, went on a lot of special missions where records were not always kept. So some of the medals he earned while serving his country were never awarded to him. Warren and four other veterans received the medals they earned in a special ceremony Dec. 15 at the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission offices in Batavia. “I’m honored and overwhelmed,” he said after receiving his medals. Attending the ceremony was Warren’s son-in-law, Mason Bruce-Kelsey, who has been in the Army 14 years and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia. “I’m proud to have my son-in-law here,” he said. The Bronze Star Medal, awarded for meritorious service, was one of the medals awarded to Charles Luithle of Union Township, who served in the Army during World War II. Luithle, who was held by the Germans as a prisoner of war, said he used to think the sacrifices of his fellow soldiers were never fully appreciated by other Americans. Then he visited the World War II Memorial in Washington earlier this year. He was part of an “Honor Flight” sponsored by the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that flies veterans to Washington to visit their memorials. “It changed my mind when I took that flight,” he said. “People recognized what we did.” Richard Futrell Jr. of Wayne Township, who served with the Marines in Vietnam, said the medals

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Clermont County Jail on a $250,000 bond. New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey said a man wearing a scarf over is face and carrying a 12inch-long knife robbed the River City BP Express in New Richmond Dec. 4. The robber held the store

clerk at bay before escaping with about $700 in cash. Harvey said police were able to make the arrest with the cooperation of residents willing to come forward with valuable information. For more about your community, visit www.

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Bethel Journal

December 23, 2010


Fill a feeder, see what bird visits

Howdy folks, Last week we had some friends here for the noon meal. The menu was fried crappie, cornbread, scalloped taters, asparagus, cranberry salad, apple crisp for desert and, of course, coffee and iced tea. The cornbread was baked in a cast iron divided skillet. The pieces look like a piece of pie. Boy, did they go good with plenty of butter and honey. As the feller ate his apple crisp, he also had a piece of cornbread. We got some used flooring (poplar) so I was making bird feeders with it. We have one in use here and the birds are sure enjoying the feed in it. We have started putting peanut butter in a small tree limb, then putting bird seed in the peanut butter, then hanging it from another limb. It doesn’t take the birds long to eat all of it so I refill it a couple times each day. It is good to see the different kinds of birds eating it. The bird feeders we have

up are busy and the suet blocks are getting lots of attention. We have seven suet feeders, five seed feeders and two thistle feeders. The feeders need to be refilled every two days. Last week we got the bird book and started making a list of the birds we saw so here it is. White breasted nuthatch, cardinals, pilated woodpecker, red headed woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, house wren, blue jays, all kinds of sparrows, tufted titmouse along with other kinds. Both of us get a lot of enjoyment watching the different kinds of birds. The feed is expensive but it is worth the cost. I have written several times if a person is house-bound, hang a feeder where they can see it. Also get a bird book, a pencil, and paper so they can write down the different kinds of birds. If you don’t have your Christmas tree yet, the Grant’s Farm and Green House have some beautiful

trees on Bucktown Road in Jackson Township and at the Milford Garden Center. They also have Christmas wreaths, fruit baskets, candy, apples, oranges, grapefruit and much more. If you need a last minute gift, give them a call and have a fruit basket made. The Bethel Methodist Church have a free meal on Saturdays, 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. There is also a free clothing store the Bethel Ministerial Association helps sponsor. If you need any clothing, go to the store. Every thing is washed and clean. Last Saturday evening our church hosted the annual “Yankee Exchange.” It was held at the Marquettes house and there was a good crowd there. Each family brought an appetizer or a desert to enjoy. The gifts were brought by each person, each person got a number then a number was drawn that person got to pick a gift. They would open the

gift so everyone could see it. Each gift could be swiped twice then the second time, it was frozen and that person got to keep it. We took a bird feeder and a bowl we made. This is always a fun evening for everyone. Last Sunday afternoon we along with our daughter, son-in-law, his parents, our grandson-in-law and great granddaughter and other granddaughter and her boyfriend went to the Sharonville Convention Center for our granddaughter’s graduation from ITT. She completed a two-year associate degree in business administration. There were 50 young folks who got diplomas in different fields. There was a large crowd to see this. We are very proud of our granddaughter. Congratulations Jennifer. The young folks accomplished something in their young lives. This will help them get a better job and be self supporting. Last week I wrote about a restaurant in Bethel that

served a lot of meals over the Thanksgiving weekend to folks who needed food. This lady served 300 meals free. She sure has a big heart to feed people that don’t have a lot of food. This lady Bonnie also caters meals. For the Thanksgiving meals the food was all supplied and delivered by plenty of help. The name of this restaurant is From Scratch on West Plane Street. The Bethel Lions Club held their Christmas meal at the Kel’s Restaurant and Catering on East Plane Street. The owner is Linda Davis, the food was great, the service was wonderful. These folks also do catering. The folks in Bethel are so fortunate to have these two restaurants that prepare food the old fashion way. The atmosphere in both restaurants and the special attention each person gets is special. The Lions Club do so much for the school children with eye glasses. They also

George help older folks. If you Rooks have old Ole glasses you Fisherman don’t need, give them to a Lions Club member and they will be given to a special group to give to the Haiti mission or the V.O.S.H. for folks in other places. We say congratulations to the Riverside Coffee Mill on Ohio 222 in Batavia. They have been in business four years now and thank everyone for their patronage. So stop in and have a sandwich, soup, salad, coffee or other non-alcoholic drink and say thank you to them. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord Give him thanks for all you have. God bless all and Merry Christmas to all. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Business fined for illegal burning MHP Holdings-Forest Creek, Ltd. has been ordered to comply with the state’s open burning laws and pay a $1,000 penalty after inspectors from the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services determined the company or its representative burned landscape waste, furniture, rugs, tires, trash and garbage at the Forest Creek Mobile Home Park, Ohio 222 in Monroe Township, Clermont County. In Ohio, it is illegal to burn construction debris, residential garbage, plastics and certain petroleum prod-

ucts. When burned, plastics can give off dioxins and other chemicals that can make people sick. The rules are in place to protect human health and safety. Open fires, including fires in barrels, can release many kinds of toxic fumes that can lead to breathing difficulties. Improperly disposed asbestos can become friable and tiny airborne fibers can become lodged deeply in people’s lungs. Gases released by open burning also can corrode metal siding and damage paint on buildings.

Ohio regulations, http:// ts/openburn.pdf, allow some open burning with written permission from Ohio EPA, or if the fire is for certain limited uses such as cooking fires, campfires, warmth, ceremonial or recreational purposes. Fires must use clean, seasoned firewood or clean burning fuel, and meet size requirements (ceremonial fires can be five-by-five feet; however camp fires and cooking fires may not exceed 3 feet). They cannot be used for waste disposal.


Left to right are award members and BAC members: Crystal Nudo and Lynne Daley from the W.I.N. Initiative; Mona Jo Trowbridge, Eastgate Village; Cathy Sahlfeld, Workforce One of Clermont County; Jon Trowbridge, Eastgate Village; John Stidham and Paul Morrow, Little Caesars Pizza; Wil Phipps, Jennifer Miller, and Lisa Walsh of Deimling-Jeliho; Gene Johnson and Roger Moning of Clermont County Board of DD; and Denise Gleason of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission.

Clermont BAC recognizes businesses In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness, the Clermont County Business Advisory Council recognized its 2010 Employer of the Year Awards Oct. 8, at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce monthly membership lunch. Little Caesars Pizza and Eastgate Village of Union Township were named BAC Small Company Employer of the Year Awards, while Deimling Jeliho of Batavia Township received the Large Company Employer Award. Each year, the BAC recognizes employers that distinguish themselves through the strong commitment to employing individuals with disabilities. Companies are nominated based on the number of new hires per year, as well as their commitment to accommodate and support employees with disabilities. Little Caesars was recognized for their long history of working with the BAC and the individuals served by its member agencies. Jim Stidham, Paul Morrow and the Little Caesars staff are community focused and are always willing to go above and beyond to help

individuals prepare for competitive community employment. Eastgate Village received the Small Company Employer of the Year Award for their history of embracing diversity in their hiring practices. They have shown compassion when making accommodations for the individuals with disabilities who currently work in their establishment, and are receptive to on-site job coaching. Jon Trowbridge and Mona Jo Trowbridge from Eastgate Village along with their staff have always been flexible, and communicate any area of concern regarding BAC employees. They give the opportunity for those they hire to learn and grow both personally and professionally, as well as partnering with other community agencies to build a stronger community. Deimling-Jeliho was the recipient of the BAC Large Company of the Year Award for hiring two full-time individuals in 2010 at their Amelia facility. They have participated in numerous community-based work assessments which provide individuals with dis-

abilities training opportunities to give them the knowledge needed to obtain a fulltime job in the future. Not only has DeimlingJeliho been a driving force to employ individuals with disabilities, they have provided numerous contacts at other locations resulting in job opportunities. Lisa Walsh, Jennifer Miller and Wil Phipps were recognized for their continuous support. Agencies who are members of the Clermont County Business Advisory Council include the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Workforce One of Clermont County, Work Initiative Network of Lifepoint Solutions, Inc., the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, and the Clermont County Office of Economic Development. Each year, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce allows the BAC to honor Employers of the Year at the October membership lunch. For more information about the Clermont County Business Advisory Council, contact Scott Brown at 7324851 or Denise Gleason at 518-6993.

Dr. Kelly Liming of Felicity attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 56th annual convention in Baltimore.

Dr. Liming attends equine health care convention Dr. Kelly Liming of Felicity attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 56th annual convention in Baltimore Dec. 4-Dec. 8. As the world’s largest gathering of equine health care professionals, the convention unites more than 3,000 equine vet-

erinarians, students and technicians annually. This year’s meeting featured scientific presentations about the newest treatment options and research findings, industry forums, equine welfare sessions and business management workshops.

Promont offers pop-up book display Step back into time this holiday season and visit Promont House Museum in Milford. The ornate mansion is decorated in much the same way as it would have been during the Victorian-era when Ohio Governor and Clermont County native John Pattison called it home. “Nuts, feathers and pine cones adorn the Christmas trees, along with stuffed pheasants,” said Donna Amann with the Greater Milford Historical Society, who explained that hunting pheasants was a popular pastime during that era. “We also have some wonderful decorations made by Milford school children.” Strolling through the multi-story mansion, 906 Main Street, overlooking Milford, the festive museum this

holiday season offers a fascinating array of old and new pop-up books. “Carolyn Hughes graciously lent us 22 of the historic pop-up books from her collection,” said Ray Schumacher, also with the Greater Milford Historical Society. “It might surprise you to know that pop-up books date back to the 1890s.” On the second floor of the Promont House is the cotton candy pink room that the Pattison children once slept it. Pointing to a picture of the children, Ernestine, John, and Alethia, Schumacher said they were a fascinating trio. “John was really into flying and once hosted Charles Lindbergh,” he said. “Because of a physical problem he couldn’t get into the United States Air Force,

so he joined the Polish Air Force. Alethia was quite the tomboy and quite proud of it. She drove an ambulance in France, transporting soldiers to a field hospital. “She later traveled to Poland to find her brother and wound up jailed by the Nazis. Ernestine took care of the family back home while her siblings were on their international journeys.” The children’s room features another Victorian tree, with a rocking horse and dolls at its base. In the room is a trundle bed with its feather tick mattress. “That’s where the saying ‘sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite’ got started,” said Schumacher. For more information about Promont House Museum, visit the website www.


The week at Bethel

• The Goshen boys basketball team beat Bethel-Tate 59-47, Dec. 11. Bethel’s topscorer was Tyler Bullock with 26 points. • In wrestling, Bethel-Tate placed ninth with a score of 156 in the Edgewood Invitational, Dec. 11. Bethel’s Brandon Kahlenbeck beat Piqua’s Logan Wright in a 16-2 major decision.

The week at Felicity

• The Felicity-Franklin boys basketball team lost 6960 to East Clinton, Dec. 11. Felicity’s top-scorer was Matt O’Brien with 22 points. • In girls basketball, Felicity beat Batavia 51-38. Felicity’s top-scorer was Stevenson with 18 points.

Scholar athlete

The Presidents’ Athletic Conference named Thomas More’s Samantha Ladenburger, a Felicity-Franklin High School graduate, to December’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month. Ladenburger is a senior softball student-athlete for the Saints. He is a two-year captain of the softball team where she plays infield and is a pitcher. Ladenburger earned first team, All-PAC honors in 2009. Off the field, Ladenburger is a Biology major and holds a 3.007 cumulative grade point average (GPA). She is an active member of several clubs on campus including the Biology Club and the Beta, Beta, Beta Biological Honor Society. She also serves as the Thomas More SAAC President. Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport and must be at a junior or senior class status. Scholar-athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.

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December 23, 2010

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Bethel boys look for defensive improvement By Mark Chalifoux

The Bethel-Tate High School boys basketball team started the season with a rough slate of games and went 1-3 through the first four. Bethel-Tate lost to Ripley, Goshen and Western Brown. “We just finished what could be the toughest week of the season,” new head coach Craig Stork said. “It was pretty darn tough. The combined records of our first four opponents is 11-1, but I do like what I’ve seen so far. The goal now is to just get better every day.” Where the Tigers need to start is on defense. BethelTate is giving up an average of 60 points per game, and Stork said that number is just too high. “We’ve got to get better defensively,” he said. “Part of the reason that number is high is because we’ve played some good teams, but we still need to get better defensively.” One bright spot for the Tigers has been the play of junior Matt Small. “He has improved greatly,” Stork said. “He’s working hard and it’s important for our juniors to develop quickly as we don’t have much returning varsity experience.” The two biggest contrib-

utors returning are Tyler Bullock and Garrett Lang, who have both been doing what Stork expected. Bullock is one of the city leaders in scoring, and Lang has also delivers for the Tigers. “They have been there for us and our offense has been fine, but we need to get better on the defensive side and start playing more as a team,” Stork said. Stork also said he’s not worried about the confidence of the new players after the 1-3 start, and he’s still confident the Tigers can put it together and make a run this season. “It’s getting better every day,” he said. “Part of the inexperience for kids is learning how to practice every day, and they are getting better.” Stork said the adjustment to the program has been smooth. He said the parents have been great and the community support has been “very good” so far. “I think these boys will represent this community very well once we put it all together,” he said. The Tigers are already showing improvement, as they downed New Richmond 56-55 in overtime Dec. 17 behind Bullock’s 17 points. Lang added 10 points in the Tigers win. For more sports, go to presspreps.


Bethel-Tate’s Tyler Bullock slams home a dunk in the first half of the game between New Richmond and Bethel at BethelTate High School Dec. 17. Bethel won in overtime 56-55 on the strength of Bullock’s team-high 17 points.

The week at McNick

• The McNicholas boys basketball team beat Loveland 54-46, Dec. 11. McNick’s Drew Hall was the team’s topscorer with 23 points. On Dec. 14, McNick beat Carroll 60-39. Top-scorer was Hall with 22 points. • In girls basketball, McNick lost 62-40 to Alter, Dec. 11. McNick’s top-scorer was Hannah Taylor with 11 points. On Dec. 15, McNick lost 42-31 to Badin. McNicholas’ Stephanie Krusling led her team in points with 12 points. • In wrestling, McNick placed 15th with a score of 76 in the Edgewood Invitational, Dec. 11. • In boys swimming on Dec. 13, McNick placed second with a score of 48 to Mariemont’s 160 and Purcell’s 37. McNicholas’ McCarthy won the 50 meter freestyle in 24.88 seconds; and the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 7.72 seconds. • In girls swimming, Mariemont placed first with a score of 161 against McNicholas’ 68 and Purcell Marian’s 55, Dec. 13. • In boys bowling on Dec. 14, La Salle beat McNicholas 2,556-2,081. McNick’s Nick Brandes bowled a 362.


Bethel-Tate’s Dennis Sandker powers up to the basket in the first half of the game between the New Richmond Lions and the Bethel-Tate Tigers at BethelTate High School.


Bethel-Tate’s David Hammock has a smile on his face even after being called for a blocking foul in the first half of the Dec. 17 game between New Richmond and Bethel.

McNick spirits high after early wins By Nick Dudukovich

Three games into the early basketball season, McNicholas High School boys coach Tim Monahan likes how his team is playing. The Rockets started off the season with two wins over Loveland and Dayton Carroll before falling to Roger Bacon, 63-47, Dec. 17. Although the squad’s only played three games, Monahan likes how his team has gelled after getting limited practice time together. Between losing players to McNick’s playoff run in football, as well as injuries, Monahan was finally able to practice his 12 varsity members for the first time together, Dec. 15. “We’re still far away from where we need to be, but they are playing hard and picking up the game

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quicker than I thought they would,” he said. Despite the loss to Roger Bacon, Monahan thought it was huge for his squad to pick up two early wins to keep team morale at a high point. “I think it was big to start 2-0,” Monahan said. “There was a better feeling around the locker room, and (it got) the boys more upbeat and there was a lot of excitement.” Monahan also feels the success McNick earned during last winter’s postseason has carried over into 2010-2011. One of the biggest benefactors of that success is the student-athlete largely responsible for it: Kevin Easley. Easley, who hit the buzzardbeating shot that sent the Rockets to the sectional finals last season, had 10 points, five assists and five steals in the Rockets’ season open-


“Kevin’s improved so much…him hitting that shot against Bethel-Tate has lifted his confidence,” Monahan said. The Rockets have also gotten steady play from junior Drew Hall, who scored 23 points in the squad’s first game at Loveland. “We knew going into this season that Drew would be a good player,” Monahan said. “He’s improved defensively too.” The switch to an up-tempo, high-intensity philosophy of play has also aided the Rockets in the early going. Monahan said his squad is pressing a lot, which is creating turnovers and open looks at the basket for his offense. It’s a tough style to play, he added, but his squad spent a lot of time in the preseason working on

conditioning. “We know this style would work…and some of them hit the garbage cans the first couple days of practice, but we’ve worked hard and it’s paid off,” Monahan said. “Our guys are in good shape and I feel like we’ll get better and better.” With the Roger Bacon defeat, the Rockets will be tested on their next opportunity to bounce back against La Salle, Dec. 21. Monahan believes his squad has what it takes to persevere. “I think they know, with our schedule, that they won’t win every game,” Monahan said. “There will be nights where we struggle, but this is a good group of kids that work hard and are coachable.” See more sports coverage at presspreps

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December 23, 2010


About 237 years ago, Colonists disguised as Indians boarded British ships and dumped tea into Boston Harbor. This first Tea Party was a protest about taxation and British rule. That same Tea Party spirit recently forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to drop his $1.27 trillion, 1,924page spending bill after Republicans threatened to read it aloud on the floor. The problem was not just the wasteful earmarks and funding for Obamacare, but the way it was drafted. Obama’s promise of open dialogue continues to be a sham. Next to go was the so-called “Dream Act.” Add the fall of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and we have three reasons to be cautiously optimistic. Conservatives are slowly getting the message that Americans are fed up, and have been for decades. We must continually hold their feet to the fire, especially Republicans who still don’t understand what Nov. 2 was all about. Don’t waste your time on Democrats. Most are beyond getting it, but




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What services would you do without to help your local municipalities’ budget? “I would be willing to give up our lawmakers voting their own raises and rely on the people to vote on how well they did their job.” RJS

Do you support the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway for certain illegal aliens to become legal U.S. residents? Why or why not? “No, I do not want certain Illegal aliens to become legal residents. They are illegal. They broke our laws. Why should we reward them. They are already making a statement that they do not respect our laws and that they should be rewarded for it. Our law makers just want votes, and they don’t respect our laws either. Look at all they break.” RJS “The Dream Act is a nightmare! This legislation is a perfect example why the Democrats got drubbed in the recent election. “Who in their right mind would support a law that would reward, and therefore encourage, illegal immigration? “Answer: a party so desperate to win elections that they would compromise the safety of our borders and the privileges of citizenship.” T.H. “My parents came to the U.S. legally as immigrants in the first decade of the 20th century. They went through the process at Ellis Island as they were required to do by law. “It saddens me to know that so many people have flouted our immigration laws, and have gotten away with it with no penalty. “I sympathize with people who are trying to escape dire circumstances in other countries, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. “However, it seems to me that the conditions and limitations

imposed by the DREAM act are reasonable, and could be seen as a sensible loosening of current restrictions on illegal aliens for a very select group. “Requirements for ‘amnesty’ include the fact that they must have entered the country as minors, they must have graduated from U.S. high schools, they must complete either two years in the U.S. military or two years in college. After that, they would only have temporary residency for six years. “ A study of the bill’s highlights should reassure Americans that passage is a good thing to do, and the fact that there is considerable bi-partisan support is also encouraging.” B.B. “Basically I approve. However, I am troubled by the requirement for college or military service. “College has become hugely expensive (unfunded mandate here), and when did it become an article of faith only the collegeeducated contribute value to society? This goes for U.S. citizens too. “If the Deficit Commission recommendations are followed defense spending will be cut and it will be harder to enter the military.” F.N. “The Dream Act does nothing so far as addressing America’s huge problem with millions of foreigners illegally entering our nation with impunity. “That the Senate and House bother with an insignificant piece of legislation when faced with many other huge problems demonstrates one of America’s worst problems: an ineffective national government. “It’s no different than Nero fiddling while Rome burns.” R.V. “We all need to support the DREAM Act, since it will take out the current hypocrisy of recognizing that we do have hundreds of thousands or more of illegal aliens, especially ones who were brought here as infants or small

And so the Christmas season’s inevitable controversy arrives right on schedule. The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently launched their latest crusade in Brookville, Indiana, to remove that most offensive of all symbols from the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse. Not a swastika. Not a burning cross. Not a hanging noose. Rather, the intolerable display from which all of the good citizens of Franklin County must be protected consists of a handful of statues of kings, shepherds, peasants and farm animals, carefully arranged around a cradle in a makeshift stable. The very first Constitutional amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” I am not a lawyer or a Constitutional scholar, but those words seem simple and direct. I struggle with the premise of equating this basic tenet of our democracy to the right of freedom from religion. Thank God for the separation of church and state. Thank God we live in a country that affords each of us the freedom of religion, including the free-

dom to practice or profess no religion at all. However, I don’t understand why the FFRF feels entitled to the freedom from religion, even on the Bob Bridges public square. The Constitution guarCommunity antees no one on Press guest the public square columnist protection from a host of exhibits and behaviors he might be consider undesirable or offensive. At some point, all of us will be offended by someone or something that we encounter on the public sidewalk. Freedom of expression demands the tolerance of ideas with which we disagree. History affords us no shortage of unspeakable crimes committed by men in the name of religion. One reaction is to resent religion, to take offense to a seasonal symbol like a manger scene, and to lobby to deprive an entire community of a treasured tradition. Another response is to look all around us at the myriad of philanthropic acts committed in the name of religion by disciples of


faith-based institutions that are funded by the generosity of religious people. Our community is aglow with the merciful works of hundreds of such faith-based agencies that serve the poor, the disabled, the unemployed, the sick, the elderly, the hungry, the lonely and the emotionally and physically dependent. They include hospitals, schools, soup kitchens, drop-in centers, social networks, universities, homeless shelters, and second-hand shops. Despite all of the government safety nets, there is never a shortage of clients whose needs are met by these agencies. Freedom from religion logically implies a freedom from these agencies’ missions. God forbid that any members of the FFRF ever find themselves in need of these services. But if they ever should, I hope they seek help from any one of these hundreds of faith-based institutions. If they are hungry, they will be fed. If they are sick, they will be treated. If they are hurting, they will be consoled. Perhaps they might also receive a different perspective on a little manger scene on the town square. Bob Bridges lives in Union Township.

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children, and this is the only place they have known. “Illegal aliens are not taking away GE engine assembler's $25plus an hour jobs. They are not taking away software engineers jobs. They have been providing a low-cost, highly productive service to many Americans, including wealthy ones, who sit on both sides of the aisle in Congress. “Millionaires entrust their child care to illegal aliens, many hire them for their excellent lawn care and gardening services, while tricky cleaning employers and temporary help agencies use them for highly productive work at below minimum wages, without benefits, and threats of reporting if they complain about sexual harassment, no overtime pay, or lost wages. “Even George W. Bush wanted to provide some kind of program to help the illegal aliens gain legal citizenship. “Thousands and thousands serve with honor in our military, and most are good, law abiding citizens who came here to the United States out of desperation – to get free of dangerous conditions at home from drug cartel incited violence, to find a home where their children can get a good education, and where they can be safe. “I don't know why our immigration system is so encumbered by bureaucracy that it would take most of the illegal immigrant families five to 10 years to come here legally. By then, many of them might be dead! “We need to stop making this a political ploy, and step up and provide a transition means for them to become fully enfranchised citizens. That is what most of the families want. “Yes, it would mean that they would then be eligible for minimum wage, but last time I looked, the minimum wage wasn't what I would call a ‘living wage.’ Helping our law abiding illegal citizen families to transition to full citizens is the right thing to do. “We do need to keep out criminals who come here from anywhere to set up crime syndicates, to deal drugs, or deal in human slavery or prostitution. Once

found, they need to be deported immediately, and identified to prevent returning. “I suspect that 95 percent of our illegal aliens came here for the same reason our ancestors did – for a good life, where often our work effort and ability to save and invest can create a good, secure life for our families. “If there were a common sense way that they could apply and come legally, they would have – unfortunately, we don't have a system capable right now to use computers interfaced with other systems to identify good citizens of other countries from criminals.” “Support the Dream Act, our first generation ancestors would have done so!” Dr. W.S.W. “I feel that if the question works in the right way, it is good. Those who qualify and achieve the goals under the Dream Act( Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) would be a benefit to society. “If you read the premise of the act, it is not a welfare package, but a way that youths can establish themselves to becoming citizens via education or the military.” D.J. “Yes, I support the DREAM Act. Those who would benefit are talented, intelligent, and dedicated young persons who know only this country as home. They can become some of the future leaders of our country, provided we allow them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. “This bill offers a fair opportunity to earn citizenship if they commit to and complete at least two years of college or two years of honorable service in the military. “It is important to note that these young persons entered the U.S. with their parents at a young age, and therefore did not enter without inspection on their own will. We would all do the same thing in a similar situation. “The U.S. is the only country that they know. They have incredible talent and energy and are awaiting a chance to fully contribute their talents to our nation

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Are you pleased or disappointed in the way your community plows snow from your streets? Why? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. and reach their God-given potential. “We should not deny them that chance. The DREAM Act enjoys bipartisan sponsorship in Congress and is strongly supported by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.” D.M. “A person who spends most of his or her childhood in the U.S. grows up as an American, regardless of where that person was born. They should have a chance at citizenship. The sins of the parents do not make the child a criminal and they should have a chance to fulfill a civic obligation that grants them citizenship in the only country they know. “We should not be deporting young men and women who have the potential to be good and productive citizens.” F.S.D. “No. My family came over from Poland, which was not an easy task! But, they followed the immigration rules. “Today, in our free country, supposedly free anyway, we have to follow the rules. “The police surround us now, even when we are being good citizens. We can get tickets via a police camera for almost speeding. High school kids are pulled into the sheriff's office for toilet papering someone's yard in this new age. When a head light is out, you are pulled over. “No, Americans are being bullied today. Hence, there should be no ‘Dream Act.’ Bottom line is this: We all have to follow the rules in Gestapo America, therefore, illegal aliens should not get to be legal unless they follow the rules like the rest of us have to!” P.P.


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These colorful lights add flair to a house in the village of Bethel.






Holiday lights glow bright across Clermont County


Lights spell out Noel in the front yard of this house decorated for the holidays on Main Street in Williamsburg.

A home is decorated for the holidays on Gatetree Lane in Batavia Township.



On Cooper Avenue in East Milford you can find this home complete with flashing snowflakes on the entrance ramp.

Holiday lights brighten up this house on Charles Snider Road in Goshen Township.


This home on Belt Street in Milford was decorated in a variety of colors for the 2010 holiday season.



While some houses are decorated in a wide array of colors and designs, other homeowners prefer the elegant look, like this house on Forest Avenue in Milford.

These elegant white lights bring Christmas cheer to the streets of Bethel. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF


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December 23, 2010



Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Rowe Woods Auditorium. Framed and unframed silk screens, prints and posters. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Union Township.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford. S U N D A Y, D E C . 2 6


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 7991 Beechmont Ave., Drop off a new toy or monetary donation made to Shriners Hospital. Benefits Shriners Hospital. Through Dec. 31. 474-3500; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, 1318 Nagel Road, Roomsized animated display with special lighting, motion figures, narration and music. Free, canned good donations accepted. 4744997. Anderson Township.


Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Thousands of Canann fir, Scotch and white pine; up to 10 feet. Tree cleaning, baling and saws available. Wreaths and balled-and-burlapped trees. Farm animals, Nativity display and hot chocolate. Family tailgate parties welcome. $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. 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. Call for appointment. $35 and up. 753-4572. Amelia.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Bring in your extra winter holiday cards. Cards left by other patrons will be available to swap. Everyone who participates in the program will be entered into a drawing for a box of thank you cards,. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Birds of Prey, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Meet live birds of prey. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, D E C . 2 4


Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Union Township.

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Community Toy Drive, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township.


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Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, Noon-8 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford.


Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 2 8


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. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Union Township.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Christmas Bird Count, 8 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Small teams hike to count birds for census. All ages and experience levels. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Benefits National Audubon. $5. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, D E C . 2 7


Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Union Township.

Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Union Township.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, Noon-8 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford.




Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; Anderson Township.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland. Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., LaDonna’s Cafe, 1340 Ohio Pike, 752-1461. Batavia Township.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford.


Kids Crafts, 2 p.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50. Free. Bring old, clean plastic bottle and get help turning it into simple bird feeder. 876-9013; Owensville.

Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township. Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. 871-6010. Pierce Township.


The Charley Harper Art Show will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 31, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Framed and unframed silk screens, prints and posters from the artist and naturalist will be available. The event is free; vehicle permit required. For more information, call 521-7275 or visit Pictured is a 2010 Charley Harper calendar.


Sinatra Night, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Padrino, 111 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.”. Family friendly. Free. 965-0100; Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 2 9


Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Union Township.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township.

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

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ART EXHIBITS Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Union Township.


Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township.

Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Missionaries, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford.

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ART EXHIBITS Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Union Township. CIVIC

Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty Anderson, 474-3500; Anderson Township.

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Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.

Summer in December, Noon-4 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Warm weather movies. Luau atmosphere. Includes refreshments. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.



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


Family New Year’s Eve Party, 6-9 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Registration required online by Dec. 27. Crafts, activities, snacks, magic show with Phil Dalton and stories from Paul Ingram. Special ball drop at 9 p.m. $5 ages 3-12, free for adults with paid child admission; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Winter Holiday Card Exchange, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Milford.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; Anderson Township.


WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford. Martini Night, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Cafe Mediterranean, 7454 Beechmont Ave., The cafe offer specials regarding its martinis. Pair with some great Turkish and Greek fares. Ages 21 and up. 232-2400. Anderson Township. PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)!” It is a holiday romp through everybody’s favorite Christmas stories. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 27-28, at Arnold’s Bar and Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., downtown. An extra performance has been added for New Year’s Eve at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St. Tickets are $22. Visit or call 513-381-2273.


Health Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Union Township.


A roaring, juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex imitates the movement of a real dinosaur in a new 3,000-square-foot exhibit, “Dinosaur Bones: Titans of the Ruyang.” At the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum of Natural History and Science through Jan. 2, the exhibition highlights the discovery of a new species of dinosaur in a small rural village in China and includes 12 real fossils on display for the first time in North America. It also includes three animatronic dinosaurs, including the juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, a Tyrannosaurus rex moving head and a juvenile Ruyangosaurus giganteus, the newly discovered species. Admission is free for members. Admission to the museum is $8.50; $7.50 ages 60 and up; and $6.50 ages 3-12. Visit or call 800-733-2077.


December 23, 2010

Bethel Journal


Christmas reminds us of the home beyond our address We’re either pushed or drawn. The November 2010 issue of “National Geographic” and its recent TV special dealt with the power of being drawn. They depicted the great movements in nature called migrations. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, cranes, monarch butterflies, sea turtles and other species make long-distance journeys across the earth to get somewhere. “One biologist noted the ‘undistractibility’ of migrating animals,’ ” says the NatGeo article. “A nonscientist might say they have a sense of a larger purpose.” These travelers of nature are homeless. The road is their home. Their instincts lead them

into occas i o n a l temporary homes for food, mating, and birthing, but then evenFather Lou they t u a l l y Guntzelman move on. A r e Perspectives humans homeless? Our hearts are. We may remain at one address most of our years; we may have a wonderful family, spouse, children and friends, and express ourselves in a fulfilling job. Yet, in the deepest sense of all we are homeless. The happiest person occasionally has the shadow of loneliness and homelessness cast a dimness over their life. We have an inner real-

ization that there’s more love and satisfaction than we are experiencing. Some of us “migrate” to other spouses, jobs, friends, towns, etc. where we expect to find the “more” we feel we’re missing. But our yearning never ends. “We have no lasting home here,” writes Paul, “but we’re looking for the home that is to come.” (Hebrews 11:14) What’s he talking about? He’s talking about the real goal of our existence and all our traveling – our eternal home with the God who created us. We’re inexorably drawn to return there. St. Augustine became aware of the same thing. After oat-sowing in the first half of his life, he changed drastically when he became aware of the reality of God.

With affection he wrote, “Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, O Beauty ever new.” He came to understand why this world never fully satisfied him or any of us. He admitted, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” We’re about to celebrate Christmas. Inevitably, among the songs and emotions that color this feast, comes the remembrance and celebration of home, family, love. It’s either our home of the past, present, or the one we hope to have. Underneath it all is that spiritual dimension of our personhood, that archetypal desire of all of us to live everlastingly in our ultimate

home that leaves no residue of want in our hearts. If we consider Christmas only from the point of view of a secular mindset, only an exercise in robust consumerism, or merely a “holiday” with no spiritual or psychological meaning – then the inbred emotions we experience are unexplainable. If Christmas has no eternal significance for us, then Santa just won’t do and the Grinch was right. We humans long for a permanent home of unallayed contentment, love, and life. Former professor of divinity at Harvard, Harvey Cox, acknowledges our yearning for a place, a home or city, in which to live joyously forever: “Christian hope suggests that man is destined for a City. It is not

You may have free extended warranties available Although a lot of stores push extended service warranties when you buy electronics items, such warranties are generally not good investments. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get such a warranty for free. That’s what a Milford man learned after having problems with a robot vacuum cleaner he bought more than a year ago. “It’s supposed to vacuum the floor, hardwood and carpet, and it’s a remote robot,” said Andy Holcomb. “It automatically vacuums and then returns to its base after it’s gone through its cycle.” Holcomb said it worked great until just before the one year warranty expired. He called the company and received replacement parts. But, he said, after installing the new parts it still didn’t work right. “A little time went by

and I realized it was not going to be fixed. I contacted the comp a n y again and Howard Ain t h a t ’ s they Hey Howard! when told me it was out of warranty,” Holcomb said. “It was now something they could no longer fix,” Holcomb said the robot vacuum had done a good job picking up dog hair, but it never did deep cleaning of the carpet. Nevertheless, he said, “I was obviously hoping to get at least three years out of the $400 purchase, which is what we spent on it when we bought it for my wife as a birthday gift.” The manufacturer has offered him a new robot

vacuum for $117. That’s when I told him he may have an extended warranty on the unit and not even realize it. “I bought it directly from the manufacturer on a credit card,” Holcomb said. But, he said, he never thought to check whether the credit card will extend the warranty for the items he buys using the card. Holcomb then checked and found he bought it with a Citibank MasterCard and it does, in fact, double the manufacturer’s warranty for

Search on to find Clermont’s top dog The search is on to find Clermont County’s best looking dog. The Clermont County Humane Society, the Clermont Auditor’s Office, and the Clermont County commissioners invite dog owners to enter their pet for the honor of becoming the 2011 Poster Pooch of the Clermont County Humane Society. “The contest coincides with dog licensing in the county,” said Molly Geise with the Clermont County Humane Society. “We have an entry form on the Clermont County Animal Shelter website at www.ClermontCountyAnimalShelter.c om and ask that all entries include a high resolution JPEG of the dog entered.” All dogs that live in Clermont County with their owner are eligible. All dogs must have a valid 2011 Clermont County dog license. “Dog license’s only cost $14, if purchased during the annual renewal period that runs through Jan. 31,” said Geise. “It is the best way to ensure that if you ever get separated there is a happy reunion.” Dog licenses are available at the Clermont County Auditor’s Office, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia; the

All entry forms and pictures should be emailed to klehr@co.clermont.oh. us or mailed to the Clermont County Office of Public Information, 177 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. Clermont County Animal Shelter, 4025 Filager Road; along with a variety of satellite locations across the county. Visit for a complete list of satellite locations. Kennel licenses cost $50 and are only available at the auditor’s office. Pictures submitted for the competition must be non-copyrighted and a nonpublished work. All entry forms and pictures should be e-mailed to or mailed to the Clermont County Office of Public Information, 177 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio 45103. Entries are due Jan. 31. The contest winner will be named in early February. Pictures of dogs entered in the contest will be posted on the Clermont County Facebook page at CE-0000438499

up to one year. He’s now contacting the bank to use that warranty. MasterCard, Visa and American Express all offer extended warranties automatically – depending on the bank that issues the card. They will double the manufacturer’s warranty for up to a maximum of one additional year. Terms and conditions vary by credit card, but you don’t have to register to qualify for the protection. Not all banks offer this protection with their credit

cards. For instance, Fifth Third Bank said it doesn’t offer it on most of its credit cards, but does have it with its debit card. Bottom line, check to make sure you have such protection with the credit or debit card you have – and then always use that card when buying electronics. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

just any city, however. “If we take the Gospel images as well as the symbols of the book of Revelation into consideration, it is not only a City where injustice is abolished and there is no more crying. It is a city which a delightful wedding feast is in progress, where laughter rings out, the dance has just begun, and the best wine is still to be served.” To my readers, I wish you and those you love, a Merry Christmas! Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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December 23, 2010

Enjoy easy pot roast during hard days of winter The thermometer read 2 degrees this morning but it’s sunny and the sky is a brilliant blue. The air couldn’t be more fresh. We were up early filling the truck with wood to store in the garage. That way it’s dry for carrying into the house to fuel the woodstove. It’s also a pot roast kind of day. I made one of my favorites in the pressure cooker – 40 minutes and it was falling-off-the-bone done. I’ll be taking it to a neighbor who needs a bit of cheering up, as there’s nothing like the aroma of an old-fashioned roast that says, “I care,” especially on a frigid day. It’s a good one for this busy holiday season.

Easy pot roast, veggies

I have taught gourmet roasts and stews for years. Two of my favorites are French boeuf bourguignon

and veal ragout, but you k n o w what my “go to” p o t roast/stew is when Rita time and Heikenfeld budget are a bit Rita’s kitchen both lean? It’s this one, and it never fails to please. A good supper for this busy holiday season, too. 1 chuck roast, 2-3 lbs. approximately 1 clove garlic, minced (opt.) 1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 pouch dry onion soup mix 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (opt.) or 1 cup water 3-4 potatoes, chunked up 3-4 carrots, chunked up

Spray crockpot. Trim roast and put in crockpot. Mix soups, garlic and wine. Pour over roast. Total cooking time is seven to 10 hours on low or four to five hours on high. I add veggies the last two hours of cooking time, or cook separately and stir in when roast is done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Instead of potatoes and carrots, microwave a box of frozen peas and carrots and stir in the cooked roast. Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles. To cook in pressure cooker: Cook for 40 minutes. Add potatoes and carrots and cook five to 10 minutes more.

“The recipe came from my grandmother, Laura Ash, who was born in 1885 and lived to be 99 years old. I have fond childhood memories of this dessert at family gatherings.” This would be nice served alongside the holiday meal.

Jell-O dessert

Make the Jell-O using 11⁄2 cups of boiling water for each package. When hard cut into small cubes. Dissolve Knox into 1⁄4 cup of water, add hot pineapple juice and chill.

Ruth Ann Parchman, a Symmes Township reader, shares this heirloom “broken glass” Jell-O dessert. Ruth Ann’s traditions mean a lot to her.

24 single graham crackers, processed into crumbs 1 ⁄2 cup butter melted 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 small package each of lime, orange and cherry Jell-O 1 envelope of Knox gelatin 1 ⁄4 cup cold water 8 oz. pineapple juice heated 1 pint whipping cream 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla

Add in butter and sugar to cracker crumbs. Reserve 2 ⁄3 cup for topping and pat remaining mixture into 9by-13 pan. Whip cream with 1⁄2 cup of sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Add pineapple mixture and then stir in Jell-O cubes. Pour over crust and top with the remaining graham mixture. Chill at least eight hours. Cut into squares. Serves 12

Edible ornaments

I used to make these, but forgot about them until my sister, Madelyn, wanted the recipe. She loved the way they turned out so I thought it’s worth sharing with you. Use your creativity to make any kind of shape you want – candy canes, trees, wreaths, etc. The basics are: Foil a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Candy canes: Use 7 to 8 hard lifesavers to make candy cane shape. Lay next to each other. Check after 3

to 4 minutes. As soon as candy has melted remove from oven. Spray the bottom of a straw or skewer and poke a hole in the top of the candy right after it comes out of the oven. It will harden in minutes.

Maraschino cherries

This is one recipe I never thought could be made at home. But leave it to Julie Niesen, the popular “Wine me, Dine me” blogger whose blog is always fun and informative to read, to share a recipe. Log onto Julie’s blog at for the recipe and photos. And check out my blog for a recipe for chocolate-covered cherries, along with photos, too. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Blue Christmas is the Toast of Clermont County The Clermont County Recorder’s Office was the Judge’s Choice winner of the Clermont Safe Communities

Mocktail competition. The annual event promotes making available a fun non-alcoholic drink for guests during

holiday parties. Mona Kirker with the Recorder’s Office served up the blue brew from a multi-

story fountain, as a tree decked with blue ornaments stood nearby, a blue-robed Santa looked on and Elvis crooned “Blue Christmas” in the background. “We thought this would be a fun drink with a tropical feel,” said Kirker. The concoction features two cups each of orange-pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, tropical colada, ginger ale, lemon lime soda, blue Hawaiian Punch, Rose’s blue

raspberry mixer and some added blue food coloring. “December is generally a difficult month for the patrol, due to increased drunk driving arrests,” said Lt. Randy McElfresh, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post, who served as a Mocktails judge. “This year our post has already had 700 impaired driving arrests. Around 40 percent of those we picked up are

repeat offenders.” Other winners include: The People’s Choice award for Best Mocktail went to Clermont Juvenile Court for the Green with Envy brew, Best Display was awarded to the Clermont General Health District for Sobering Sorbet and the Best Drinking and Driving Message award went to the Clermont Health District’s Nursing Division for Santa’s Little Helper.

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Steven M. Lance, 48, 3114 Jack Frost Way, Cincinnati, telecommunications harassment at 2606 Jett Hill Road, New Richmond, Dec. 12. Roger Stiger, 20, 79 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering, theft at 1280 Avian Way, Amelia, Dec. 8. Jonathan D. Walters, 24, 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, driving under OVI suspension, leave the scene at 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Dec. 9. Ethan W. Barger, 21, 1785 Antioch Road, Hamersville, receiving stolen property at 404 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Dec. 6. Jason Wayne Allen, 25, 3854 Fox Trail, Apt 6, Amelia, having weapons while under disability drug related conviction, receiving stolen property at 404 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Dec. 6. Michael Brandon Keller, 24, 3975 Piccadilly Circle No. C, Cincinnati, notice of change of address, periodic verification of address at 3975 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, Dec. 8. Rebecca Hopkins, 23, 5511 Trenton Court No. 11, Milford, theft at 3607 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Dec. 10. Sharlene Schuster, 23, 4302 Batavia Meadows No. 37, Batavia, falsification - public official, mislead at 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Dec. 10. Ebony A. Clancy, 22, 610 Walnut St., Felicity, theft at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Dec. 7. Jessica Knight, 21, 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, theft at 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Dec. 7. Juvenile, 15, rape - victim < 13 nonforcible, New Richmond, Dec. 10. Kevin W. Pendergrass, 25, 143 Morris St., Bethel, theft at 2845 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 9. Robert Kevin Deweese, 21, 78 Lucy Creek Apt. 6, Amelia, domestic violence at 78 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Dec. 7. Timothy M. Bray, 45, 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, falsification at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Dec. 8. Joshua R. Minton, 26, 2408 Ginn Road, New Richmond, aggravated menacing, domestic violence at 2408 Ginn Road, New Richmond, Dec. 9. Greg Louis, 22, 724 McCormick Lane, Cincinnati, possession of

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drugs at Amelia Olive Branch at Pine Bridge, Amelia, Dec. 10. Orlando Joseph Morales, 25, 3120 Montana Ave., Cincinnati, possession of drugs at 72 Lucy Run, Amelia, Dec. 11. Holly Hesketh, 21, 2149 Picketside, Batavia, possession of drugs, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs - possess at 600 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 11. Kraig Hennessey, 25, 4185 Clough Lane, Cincinnati, possession of drugs at 600 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 11. Blane Vize, 42, 3461 Blue Sky Park Road, Williamsburg, domestic violence at 3461 Blue Sky Park Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 11. Zachariah Perkins, 29, 2510 Ohio 132, New Richmond, domestic violence at 2510 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 11. Tiffany Goodman, 19, 1904 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, falsification public official, mislead at 1904 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, Dec. 12. Myrl Stillwell, 36, 2296 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, fugitive from justice at 4700 E. Filager Road, Batavia, Dec. 12. Jackie Burriss, 43, 5715 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, endangering children - create substantial risk of harm at 5715 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 12. Jerry Quesnenberry, 64, 5287 Edman Road, Batavia, disorderly conduct at 1895 U.S. 50, Batavia, Dec. 12.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 2408 Ginn Road, New Richmond, Dec. 9.


At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 502 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, Dec. 8.

Breaking and entering

At 1975 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 7. At 2077 River Birch Drive, Amelia, Dec. 8. At 3101 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Dec. 11. At 3129 Ohio 222, Bethel, Dec. 10. At 3366 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 5593 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Dec. 9. At 6252 Roudebush Road, Goshen, Dec. 8.


At 3278 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Dec. 6. At 2111 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Dec. 6.






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POLICE REPORTS At 2564 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Dec. 6. At 404 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Nov. 22. At 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Nov. 28. At 4427 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, Batavia, Dec. 6.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1280 Avian Way, Amelia, Nov. 1. At 1338 Inlet Court, Amelia, Dec. 8. At 1428 Whitaker Lane, Amelia, Dec. 12. At 2090 Erion Road, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 235 Mulberry, Felicity, Dec. 11. At 3278 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Dec. 6. At 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 908 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, Dec. 8. At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 6.

Having weapons while under disability - drug related conviction

At 404 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Nov. 22.

Identity fraud

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 8.

Illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance - possess, view material or performance

At 2892 Bigam Road, Batavia, Dec. 8.

Interference w/custody

At 1904 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, Dec. 11.

Leave the scene

At 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Nov. 7.

Criminal mischief


Criminal trespass

Missing person

At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, Dec. 11.

At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 12. At 6223 Greenbudd Drive, Goshen, Dec. 11.

Cruelty to animals

At 5731 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 11.

Discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises

At Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Dec. 10.

Disorderly conduct

At 1895 U.S. 50, Batavia, Dec. 12.

Domestic violence

At Ginn Road, New Richmond, Dec. 9. At Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 12. At Blue Sky Park Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 11. At Ohio 132, New Richmond, Dec. 11. At Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Dec. 7.

Driving under OVI suspension

At 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Nov. 7.

Endangering children

At 5715 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Dec. 12.

Falsification - public official, mislead

At 1904 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Nov. 28.


At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Dec. 8.


At 1199 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Dec. 11. At 520 W. Main St., Batavia, Dec. 10.

Fugitive from justice

At 4700 E. Filager Road, Batavia, Dec. 12.

At 1 Bulldog Place, Batavia, Dec. 9.

At 1904 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, Dec. 11.

Notice of change of address

At 3975 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, Nov. 23.

Pandering obscenity involving a minor - buy, procure, possess, obscene material At 2892 Bigam Road, Batavia, Dec. 8.

Periodic verification of address

At 13 Montgomery Way No. 1, Amelia, Dec. 10. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Dec. 10. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Dec. 8. At 1428 Whitaker Lane, Amelia, Dec. 12. At 1649 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, Batavia, Dec. 8. At 1842 Clermontville Laurel Road, New Richmond, Dec. 10. At 2090 Erion Road, Batavia, Dec. 7. At 2098 James E Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, Dec. 9. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Nov. 29. At 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 19, Amelia, Dec. 6. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 2845 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 4. At 3443 Ohio 132, Amelia, Dec. 7. At 3461 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 3607 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Nov. 27. At 4306 Gary Lane, Batavia, Dec. 12. At 2599 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Nov. 30. At 2845 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 4. At 2964 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Dec. 1. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Dec. 5. At 3018 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, July 26. At 3443 Ohio 132, Amelia, Dec. 2.

At 3678 U.S. 52, Georgetown, Aug. 13. At 3772 Bass Road, Williamsburg, Nov. 30. At 41 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, Sept. 29. At 4396 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, Dec. 4. At 5580 Wild Rose Lane, Milford, Nov. 22. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 5. At 892 Neville Penn Schoolhouse Road, Felicity, July 12. At Lindale Mt. Holly Road/Ohio Pike, Amelia, Dec. 3.

Trafficking in drugs - containing heroin At 2108 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, Sept. 29.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Dec. 2. At 3115 Leeds Road, Amelia, Dec. 2. At 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Dec. 2.

Unauthorized use of property

At 2367 Michael Drive, Lot 1, New Richmond, Dec. 1.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 42 Woodruff Drive, Amelia, Dec. 2. At 2076 Natchez Trace, Batavia, Dec. 2.

At 3975 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, Nov. 23.

Possession of drugs

At 3169 Ohio 133, Bethel, Dec. 6. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 11. At 72 Lucy Run, Amelia, Dec. 11. At Amelia Olive Branch at Pine Bridge, Amelia, Dec. 10.

Rape - victim < 13 nonforcible

Sunday Night Bingo

At Augusta St., New Richmond, Dec. 3.

Receiving stolen property

At 3607 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Nov. 27. At 404 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Nov. 22.

Selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs possess At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Dec. 11.


At 1199 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Dec. 11. At 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Dec. 2. At 2nd Street, Moscow, Dec. 8. At 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Nov. 7. At 1111 Ohio 133 Lot 49, Felicity, Dec. 10. At 1280 Avian Way, Amelia, Nov. 1.

Billy W. Pilkerton

Billy W. Pilkerton, 63, of Mt. Orab died Dec. 10. Survived by wife, Maggie Pilkerton; sons, Billy Pilkerton and Barry Pilkerton; stepson, Lee Bitzer; sisters, Thelma Campbell, Margaret Roberts and Linda Pruhs; and grandchildren, Nathaniel, Triston, Sarah, Bud, Emily and Jacob. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Viola Pilkerton; brother, Bobby Hill; and sister, Jeanie Reese. Services were Dec. 15 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

James Michael Rouse

Debra F. Rutherford

Debra F. (nee Vanhooser) Rutherford, 55, of Bethel died Dec. 9. Survived by husband, Steven R. Rutherford; children, Clinton L. Rutherford and Ryan G. Rutherford; parents, Milton and Arrean (nee Smith) Vanhooser; brother, Greg (Karen Reno) Vanhooser; and nine grandchildren. Services were Dec. 13 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

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


422 Charity Way, Homestead Investment Corp. to Frances Sipple, $135,000. 101 Clark Street, 1st National Bank to Cathy Halcomb, 0.3400 acre, $27,000. 372 South Charity St., Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Steven Carr & Sherrie Saylor, 0.1590 acre, $23,100.


330 Green Street, The Huntington National Bank to John Froelich, $10,010.


1837 Black Oak, John & Debora Cornett to Robert Stearns, 6.0050 acre, $19,000. Moore Road, Michael & Cecilia Krusling to Jeffery Singleton, trustee, 65.2930 acre, $287,000. 2283 Ohio 222, Christopher Levi to Lisa Johnson, 2.1600 acre, $139,000. 151 Ruth Lane, John & Linda Duncan to Latisha Lynn Lynch, 0.5010 acre, $99,000.



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A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.


James Michael Rouse, 87, of Bethel died Dec. 13. Survived by son, James W. (Patty) Rouse; grandson, James D. Rouse; great-grandson, Aiden James Rouse; siblings, Samuel Ray (Barbara) Rouse, Wanda McCarthy and Helen Rouse Jackson; and numerous Nieces, nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Hazel Ernestine Clark Rouse; and siblings, Gladys Williams, Gertrude Allen, Edna Thomas Harrison and Susetta Lykins. Services were Dec. 16 at Felicity Christian Church. Memorials to: Felicity Christian Church, 847 Ohio 133, Felicity, OH 45120; or, the Franklin Township Life Squad, P.O. Box 312, Felicity, OH 45120.

Free Dinner the 3rd Friday of the month Security On Site Must be 18 Yrs Old


Animal Rescue Fund Bingo 1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio

Thurs-Friday-Saturday Doors Open 5:30 Loads pmof

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(2) $1000 JACKPOT GAMES Included in pkg in 52 numbers

Instant Tickets Must be 18 yrs. old.

Call 513-843-4835 for more information INSTANT BOOTH OPEN MON-SAT 11-5PM


Holy Trinity SVDP Bingo

St. Bernadette Church

Located at VFW Hall 4070 Greenbriar Rd. Batavia, OH 45103

10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

Police security. Doors open at 6:00 pm; games begin at 7:30 pm. Loads of instants, lots of door prizes! Great food, friendly patrons and sellers!

Monday Night 7:00pm Doors Open 5:30pm


Rebecca F. Hughes, 89, of Bethel died Nov. 28. Survived by son, Samuel Lee (Barbara) Hughes Jr.; daughters, Sandra L. (Ed) Foley, Lily K. (Gary) Coulter, Jacqueline J. (Roger) Murphy and Joy C. (Tom) Robinson; and numeours grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by husband, Samuel Lee Hughes Sr.; and children, James Michael Hughes, Butch Stamper and Betty Valentine. Services were Dec. 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.


Rebecca F. Hughes



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Bethel Journal

On the record

December 23, 2010

RELIGION Bethel United Methodist Church

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD 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


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 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



937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

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


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



Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor


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

Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

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



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

“Room for the Whole Family”


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Dec. 24.....9pm Christmas Eve Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

EVANGELICAL FREE 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

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 Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

9:30am 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:


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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm CE-1001502948-01



You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

10:45 a.m.



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

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


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

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

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

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

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

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

683-2525 •

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

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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

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


330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


Welcomes You

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

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



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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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

Pastor Mike Smith


A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

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


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

Worship Service

513 831 0196

Bethel Nazarene Church

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group


3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson)

Classes for every age group

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

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

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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

844 State Rt. 131

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

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

Amelia United Methodist Church


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



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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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

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

Bethel United Methodist Church will offer two Christmas Eve Services Friday, Dec. 24. A traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service will be offered at 6 p.m. with performances by

the Adult Choir and selected solo vocalists. An 11 p.m. contemporary Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service will be offered with music provided by the Contemporary Worship Team. Bethel United Methodist Church is at 402 W. Plane St.; 734-7201.

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


Anna Noble vs. Brian Shiff MD, et al., professional tort American Family Insurance Company vs. Joseph Z. Keith and Melissa J. Bocks, other tort Myra S. Wilde and Glenn Wilde vs. Kenneth A. Simone and Unilever United States Inc., other tort Yvette Riley vs. Milford Dog Grooming Salon and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator Ohio Bureau of Worker’s, worker’s compensation Citimortgage Inc. vs. Julie A. Beasley, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Vickie Runck, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Mark A. Ritter, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Allyn Meier, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Renaissance Properties, et al., foreclosure First National Bank vs. Early Custom Home LLC, et al., foreclosure Bethel Building and Loan Company vs. Dennis John Gregovich, et al., foreclosure Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Richard P. Martin and Norma L. Martin, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. John J. Whitaker, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Jack Burton, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Sallie Ransohoff Kreines and PNC Bank NA, foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Lisa Senters, et al., foreclosure Citibank NA vs. Robert Bullock, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Shawn W. Whisman, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Johnny Tull, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Kenneth A. Ostrander, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Tina L. Robinson, foreclosure Mers Inc. vs. Barbara J. Stanley and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Jennifer Collett, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. James Hesler, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Fernando P. Mendoza, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Joseph Wooten, et al., foreclosure

Huntington National Bank vs. Connie S. Skillman, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Christopher J. Stover, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Kimberly Compton, et al., foreclosure PNC Mortgage a division of PNC Bank NA vs. Todd A. Boothe, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Glenda Huff, et al., foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. James Coburn, et al., foreclosure Unifund CCR Partners vs. William E. Applegate Sr., other civil Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. Mark Minton and CTC Global Logistics LLC, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Nations Transport Inc., other civil Riverwalk Holdings LTD vs. Donald T. Votaw, other civil KSB Inc. vs. Environmental Fluid Solutions LLC, other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. David L. Gossett, other civil Lambda Research Inc. vs. Terry Jacobs, et al., other civil Amy B. Wisby vs. American Family Insurance, et al., other civil Darrell Sizemore vs. Dusty Younker and Rumpke Consolidated Company, other civil Yvonne Eads and Derek Miller vs. Marie Richards, et al., other civil


George J. Marsh vs. Rebecca Ann Marsh Anthony L. Napier vs. Tina Napier


Shannon Leigh Lehman vs. Ian James Lehman Amy L. Harris vs. James H. Bush IV Cheryl L. Fannin vs. Norman D. Fannin Jr. Mark Batchler vs. Yvonne Batchler Bobby Bates vs. Donna Bates James Michael Clark vs. Cindy Jane Clark


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. Frad Wallace Cosand Jr., 19, 1304 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in drugs, Owensville Police. Thomas Smallwood, 33, 7084 Goshen Road, Goshen, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit.


Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 312 Faith Way, Bethel Village, $87,050. Dennis Weber, Bethel, alter, 955 Ohio 133, Franklin Township. Alsa Hazelbaker, Felicity, HVAC, 3600

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 Road 74, C Ohio cincinnati, 45245 on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 1:00 pm and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #222Anthony W. Williams, 4051 McClean Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; Units #88, 166 & 165HealthPlus Medical Management, 8190 Beechmont Ave., Ste A, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255; Unit #182Andrew W. Kendrick, 3A Cedar Ct. Lebanon, Ohio 45036; Unit #098-Jimmy H. Frost, 4221½ Lafayette Ct. Apt #2, Erlanger, KY 41018; Unit #255-Kimberly Coates, 1002 Kennedy’s Landing #3, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245; Units #36 & 262-Christy L. Byrd, 1154 Beechridge Ct., Batavia, Ohio 45103; Unit #280-Elizabeth R. Boone, 4494 Pearle Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103. 3116116/609697

Park Place, Franklin Township. Best Supply Inc., Mentor, alter, 3603 Sodom Road, Tate Township. Hans Gruenbauer, Bethel, wood stove/fireplace, 2468 Bantam Road, Tate Township.

LEGAL NOTICE The Fiscal year 2010 financial statements for Williamsburg Local School District are completed and available to the public. Anyone wishing to view or obtain a copy may contact the Treasurer’s office at (513) 724-7970 during normal business hours from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Julie Kamphaus, Treasurer, Williamsburg Local Schools 1001600363

LEGAL NOTICE The Goshen Township Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Goshen Township Government Center, 6757 goshen Road, Goshen Ohio 45122. Case #298 applicant Donald Bauer L, et al c/o Hilda R. Harrison, 1377 Wade Rd., Milford, Ohio 45150 requesting a zone district and map change to approximately 1.75 acres from R-3 Medium Low Density Residential to B-2, General Business District located on the north side of State Route 28, at 1630 St. Rt. 28, Loveland, Ohio 45140. The application may be viewed ten (10) days prior to public hearing at the zoning office 6757 Goshen Rd, Goshen, OH 45122 during normal hours. business 3210171/1611782

LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that copies of the proposed fiscal year 2012 tax budget for West Clermont Local District School of Clermont County are on file at the office of the Treasurer of the Board of Education and open to inspection by the public pursuant to the requirements of law. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held on Monday, January 10, 2010 at Union Township Civic Center, To place your 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati,OH 45245 ad call at 5:00 p.m. Alana 513.242.4000 Cropper, Treasurer or 859.283.7290 1001610539



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