Okeana Sunset

Took an impromptu ride with Ella last evening and wound up at Gov. Bebb Park near Okeana in Butler County. I have some family who lives nearby (like really nearby), but didn’t call first and didn’t want to just pop in. But I rediscovered Gov. Bebb Park – named after Ohio’s 19th Gov. William Bebb, a Butler County native – and thought about how fun it would be (and close) to go there for a little car camping trip some night. As we were leaving, the sun was just lowering over the horizon and I snapped this photo with my cell phone camera…


Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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