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Founder’s Day

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Rain not good for spring gardens

It seems the rain doesn’t want to stop. The tractor tires and raised beds are doing good, but the big garden is having a difficult time with all the rain. We are thinking about building more raised beds this fall. The deer like to eat the tops off the tomato plants so we have to fence each plant, but the extra work is worth it. OLE FISHERMAN, A7 For the Postmaster

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Lots of activities planned By Mary Dannemiller

The third annual Founders’ Day Celebration will be Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 2, at Bethel’s Burke Park. This year’s festival will feature a variety of contests from pie eating to frog jumping along with live music, food and a visit from the Cincinnati Zoo. “What we’ve tried to do is have children’s games and set it up so that there’s something for everybody,” said Ron Shouse, Log Cabin Committee chair. “We’re not geared toward one certain age crowd so we’re trying to have something everyone can enjoy.” Though the festival will continue as planned, Shouse still is trying to raise money and collect donations of services and supplies to make the event possible. “We’re still looking for sponsorships to help pay for the event and to help us out,” he said. Aside from the live music and

contests, there also will be a tractor parade around Burke Park put on by the U.S. Grant Trail Antique Machinery Club. “The (machinery club) will be on hand to showcase some beautiful and unique tractors and equipment,” Shouse said. The Bethel-Tate Fire Department, the Bethel Police Department and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office also will be on hand. “I’m excited because I truly like anything that brings the community together,” said Terri Daugherty, the group’s treasurer. “I like seeing things in the community that I can support.” While the festival is meant for Bethel families to enjoy, Shouse said he hopes people don’t forget its true purpose is to raise money for the cabin’s restoration. The main fundraiser for the cabin renovation will be a Lunch Box Social along with the cake and pie auction Sunday, June 28. “Several local and county

If you go

The Founders’ Day Celebration will be Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28. Saturday 10 a.m. – Sign up for the Frog Jumping contest 11 a.m. – Frog Jumping Contest 1 p.m. – Pig Calling contest 2 p.m. – Raptors Inc. Bicentennial Pavilion. Kids games and crafts directly afterwards until 5 p.m. 2 p.m. – Pie eating contest 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Pioneer stage country music 4 p.m. – Watermelon eating contest 4 p.m.-6 p.m. – Pioneer stage bluegrass music 5 p.m. – Husband calling contest 6 p.m. – Tomahawk throwing contest 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. – Bicentennial Pavilion country music sponsored by Bethel Lions Club Sunday 12 p.m. – Watermelon eating Contest 12:30 p.m. – Pie eating contest 1 p.m. – Log Cabin Fundraiser: Lunch Box Social and Cake and Pie auction. 2 p.m. – Cincinnati Zoo show Bicentennial pavilion. Kids games directly after program until 4 p.m. 3 p.m. – Dulcimer music by Dave Dowler, Pioneer stage 4 p.m. – Close of this year’s event celebrities will prepare a lunch for four and you have the chance to bid and win their lunch,” Shouse said.

Anyone interested in donating money or services to the Founders’ Day Celebration should contact Ron Shouse at 403-0528.

Bethel Building & Loan 10K Aug. 8 By Mary Dannemiller

Lace up your running shoes, it’s time to start training for the first Bethel Building & Loan 10K race. The race, which also will feature a shorter 5K walk, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. While a final course has not been set yet, it will start at Burke Park, continue to East Fork State Park and end back at Burke Park. “I think it’s designed to be for everybody,” said Greg McCormick, logistical coordinator of the race. “There will be the 5K for people who don’t want to run six miles and the 10K portion for the people who are in a little bit better shape.” The Bethel Building & Loan is sponsoring the race in the hopes of bringing the community together and raising money for a good cause. “It’s an opportunity for the building & loan to organize a community event in Bethel,” said Bethel Building & Loan President John Essen. Proceeds from the race will go to the BethelTate High School Scholarship Fund and the Bethel Ministerial Association. “The ministerial association is a group of local churches who help local families who are in need,” Essen said. Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said he does not anticipate traffic problems because of the race’s early start and no detours will be necessary. “Work related traffic on an early Saturday is not an issue,” he said. “There will be extra police officers on duty to accommodate the influx of people and traffic the race will bring.” While that influx of people might require extra police work, Mayor John Swarthout is happy to see people come to the village. “Anytime we get the businesses and community involved and bring more people to Bethel, it’s a very good thing,” Swarthout said. “I appreciate the Building & Loan taking on this kind of thing to help bring people in.” To register for the Bethel Building & Loan 10K, visit

Tennis, anyone?

Jessica Cahill reaches for a high ball while practicing tennis with her father John Cahill and friend Lexi Martin at Burke Park recently. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Lexi Martin plays tennis with her friend Jessica Cahill and Jessica’s dad, John Cahill. Although it rained most of the day, the trio took advantage of the cool evening for practice. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF


Bethel Journal


June 25, 2009

Riverboat cruises offered at Chilo Lock No. 34 By Kellie Geist

BB Riverboats and the Clermont County Park District are joining forces to give people a different perspective of the Chilo Lock

No. 34 Park and the park’s lock and dam. “The Chilo Lock No. 34 is a big part of Ohio River history. It’s eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places due to the role it played in the chan-

nelization of the Ohio River,” said Park Director Chris Clingman. BB Riverboats will be offering sightseeing and dinner cruises at Chilo Lock No. 34 Park Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28.

“What better way for people to experience the history and how the river is used today than through a riverboat cruise?” Clingman said. Sightseeing cruises, which cost $16 for adults

and $9 for children, will leave Chilo Lock #34 park Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dinner cruises cost $50.50 for adults and $29.85 for children. Those

cruises will be Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the dock or from BB Riverboats by phone at 859-261-8500.

Sheriff seeks grant for new Tasers


By John Seney

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg is seeking a federal grant to buy 15 new Tasers. Rodenberg said the new Tasers would be in addition to the 20 the sheriff’s office already has. If approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, the grant would provide about $800 for each Taser, for a total cost of $12,020. No local funds would be required. Rodenberg said this par-

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ticular grant was earmarked for Tasers, and the Taser is “a good tool for law enforcement to have.” He said in spite of some criticism the Taser has received in recent years, he believes it is a better option in subduing a suspect in many instances than alternatives such as using a firearm or hitting the suspect. The Taser uses an electrical current to subdue a suspect. “You avoid direct contact, so there is less injury,” the sheriff said. In cases where the sus-

pect has died after being hit by a Taser, it is because of other underlying physical conditions, Rodenberg said. Even with the new Tasers, not every deputy will have one, he said. Clermont County has about 80 deputies. He said all deputies who do get the Tasers will undergo in-house training. “We’ll make sure they’re trained before being deployed in the field,” he said. County commissioners approved the grant application June 10.

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NEW RICHMOND – The National Day of Prayer Committee will host a concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Bandstand in New Richmond. This event will begin with noted soloist, John Hale, and soloists from the community will be singing patriotic songs, celebrating freedom, faith and America’s 233rd birthday. “We’ll also honor our veterans who have served to keep this the ‘land of the free,’” said Libbie Bennett, National Day of Prayer county coordinator. “We invite everyone to come, bring a chair and join us as we wave our flags and sing ‘God Bless America.’”


CLERMONT COUNTY – The story “Dinner, award to honor extraordinary women,” which ran on page A2 in the June 18 edition of the Bethel Journal, incorrectly named Sue Craig as the winner of the 2008 Orpha Gatch Award. Craig won the award in 2007.

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June 25, 2009

Traffic enforcement blitz in Bethel on July 4 Officers at East Fork State Park will conduct a traffic enforcement blitz Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4. The blitz will act as a

reminder to motorists to slow down and observe traffic safety laws when driving in the park, said Chris Dauner, regional park manager of East Fork State

Park. It also is part of a statewide safety program initiated this summer for Ohio’s state parks. The program will feature

increased patrol activity by park officers from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. “Our focus is not on writing a pile of tickets, but to help remind motorists

that when they obey the law they are having a direct impact on the safety of visitors as well as themselves,” said East Fork State Park Law Enforce-



Art Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily through June 26. Ages 6-9. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Explore outdoors for art inspiration. Paint, draw, sculpt and more. Friday art show for family and friends. $225, $175 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


Victory Garden Cooking Camp, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Harvest and prepare herbs and vegetables, learn kitchen skills and nutrition. Ages 6-12. $125. Registration required by June 15. Presented by Sweetheart Garden Club. 324-2873. Loveland. Summer Safety and Survival Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-10. Daily through June 26. Loveland Symmes Firefighters Hall, 227 E. Loveland Ave. With firefighters, paramedics and high school camp counselors. Includes safety activities long with swimming, how to make the right choices, bicycle safety, self defense and more. $125, $100 Loveland, Symmes resident. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Symmes Fire Department. 583-3001. Loveland. Summer Discovery Days, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Construction Zone. Toddlers ages 2 1/2- 3 1/2. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Activities focus on learning, exploring, moving and sensory play. Dress for messy play. $90 four sessions, $30. Registration required. Presented by Child Focus. 528-7224. Union Township.


Natural Discoveries Camp, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through June 26. And 12:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Explore trails, trees, fields and ponds. Games, puppet shows, songs, stories and create art to take home. Ages 3-4. $130, $110 members. Registration required online. 831-1711. Union Township. Reptile Roundup Camp, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Hike and catch variety of reptiles and amphibians. Presentations by Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. Families invited to Friday morning show-and-tell. Ages 7-15. $300, $230 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Camp Neverland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road. Explore and hone outdoor skills. Build fort, hike, canoe, make craft, tell stories and more. Ages 6-12. $300, $230 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Goshen.


Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road. Theme: Xstation+: Children of the Bible. Ages 4 through grade 6. Registration required. 722-2541. Goshen. Vacation Bible School, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Daily through June 25. Belfast United Methodist Church, 2297 Ohio 131, Theme: Camp Edge. Music, crafts, games and

snacks. Age 11 and under. Free. Registration required. 625-8188. Goshen. Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Daily through June 26. Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road. Theme: “Boomerang Express.” Reservations required. 683-1738. Loveland. Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131, Crafts, snacks, games and more. Free. Registration required. 831-0196. Miami Township. Boomerang Express, 9:30 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road. K-grade 6. Free. Registration required, available online. 683-1738. Loveland.

SUMMER CAMP - SPORTS Clermont Family YMCA Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Volleyball. Daily through June 26. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 7-15. $135, $110 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 724-9622. Batavia.


M.E. Lyons YMCA Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Around the World in Five days. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Traditional day camp; themed weeks. Extended care available. Ages 5-13. $163, $112 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. M.E. Lyons Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Art From Around the World. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough

ment Manager John Gillespie. “We want this to be a positive program that results in fewer accidents and speeding.”

REUNIONS Pike. Ages 6-11. $127, $88 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. Counselor-In-Training/Camp Volunteer Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Gain self-confidence, leadership skills, problem solving and be a positive role model. Orientation session and personal interview with director required. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 14 and up. $190 $125 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. Clermont Family YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Character Crazy. Daily through June 26. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities and choices appropriate to age and needs. Ages 5-15. $135, $110 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 724-9622. Batavia. Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Character Crazy. Daily through June 26. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 3-5. $90, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 7249622. Batavia.

Anderson High School Class of 1979 – is celebrating its 30th reunion. The weekend will begin with a golf outing and later a social gathering at a local pub on Friday, July 17. The reunion will be July 18 at Coldstream Country Club where the class will gather for food, drinks, fun and shared memories. Sunday, enjoy a picnic at Woodland Mound Park. Turpin’s class of 1979 is invited to the picnic. For information, contact Debbie Ahlrichs Newsome at 513231-9363 or Visit

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Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-932-


Summer Discovery Days, 9 a.m.-noon Construction Zone. Preschoolers ages 3 1/2- 5. Union Township Civic Center, 528-7224. Union Township.

The Anderson High School graduating class of 1984 – will be having its 25-year reunion this summer. The weekend will be kicked off with fun with friends starting Friday, July 17, at a local pub and then Saturday, July 18, at the Anderson Center for food, drinks, fun and friends. Help is needed to find lost classmates. Send contact info to: AndersonClassof84@ Check for the latest information.

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0164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number. Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie Weisenborn-Heilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390. Milford High School Class of 1989 – is having its 20-year reunion Friday, Aug. 14- Saturday, Aug. 15. A pre-reunion gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, at Greenies in Milford at 1148 Ohio 28, Milford. On Saturday, the reunion will be from 7 to midnight, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Bluegrass Ballroom. Dress is summer dressy/semi formal. Tickets must be purchased before the event, and will not be available at the door. Mention the Milford High School 1989 Class Reunion when making reservation to get a discounted rate. Everyone that reserves a hotel room at the Radisson will receive a welcome bag. The reunion committee is putting a slide show together for viewing during the reunion. Old and new photos can be e-mailed to Jeff Jounson at Reunion dinner is $45. Cost includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, dancing and door prizes. To sponsor the event, contact Jennifer Lewis at Visit Clermont Northeastern High School Alumni – is planning a second alumni weekend for Aug. 14-16. Weekend activities include a Friday evening social hour, a Saturday evening dinner/dance at the Fastiques and Sunday picnics and gatherings for various classes. Cost for the dinner and dance, which starts at 6:30 p.m. is $25 per guest. The Class of 1959 is gathering at Lake Lorelei on Sunday, Aug. 16. Alumni are also asked to contact friends and family who are also alumni about the weekend. To sign up, e-mail, or Shirley Shipley at Clermont Northeastern High School – Alumni weekend is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 14 and 15. Friday night, all the classes are invited to meet their friends at the following locations: 1958-1969: Quaker Steak and Lube, 59- Chamber Drive, Milford; 1970-1979: Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Milford; 19801989: Greenies, 1148 Ohio 28, Milford; 1990-1999: Buffalo Harry’s, 1001 Lila Ave., Milford; 2000-2009, Buffalo Wild Wings, 175 River’s Edge Drive, Milford. Saturday night is a dinner dance, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour at the Fastiques Building at the fairgrounds. Send name, telephone number, address, e-mail address and graduating class to: Clermont Northeastern Alumni Association, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia, OH 45103. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline is July 31 for reservations.

At Mercy, It’s the "Little Things" During a recent resident council meeting a resident exclaimed she had a craving for peppermint ice cream! Sandy, the Activity Assistant, searched numerous grocery stores to no avail. After several attempts, Sandy finally struck gold. Not only did one of our valued residents enjoy this seasonal treat, Sandy purchased enough for the entire resident population. At Mercy communities we take care of the "little things". Including peppermint ice cream runs.

Classes of 1964 Amelia and Glen Este and other 1960 classes – will celebrate their 45th reunion on Aug. 29, at Pattison Park in Owensville. Classmates from other 1960s classes are invited and welcome to attend. E-mail for more information: or call Jerry at 859-341-8123 or Ken Ellis at 513-753-4035.

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Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 513-321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 7-10 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will be a picnic at noon at Woodland Mound Park off Nordyke Road.

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Clermont Northeastern Class of 1999 – will celebrate its 10-year reunion Friday, Sept. 18. Organizers are still looking for some classmates. Contact Maryann Huhn at 859-391-3375, or e-mail Include name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number.


Bethel Journal

June 25, 2009

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Mercy recognizes volunteers, awards scholarships The Mercy Hospital Clermont volunteers were recognized and thanked for their contributions of time and talent for the 2008 year and three local high school students also were awarded college scholarships at the annual awards luncheon. Mercy Hospital Clermont held its Volunteer Awards Luncheon that honors all of the volunteers in 2008. The hospital is supported by more than 70 volunteers. The most hours volunteered in 2008 were Oscar (Ozzie) Morrison with

1,098 hours and Harris Wright with 1,101 hours. Hitting a volunteer milestone was Charles Bailey with 6,000 hours volunteered and Karen Klysz with 5,000. “The excellence in patient care and the service that is provided by Mercy Hospital Clermont would not be possible without the help of our many volunteers. We are grateful for their untiring service,” said Gayle Heintzelman, Mercy Hospital Clermont president/CEO. Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students through

the Mercy Hospital Clermont’s Health Careers Scholarship Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for outstanding senior students accepted into an educational program in the healthcare field including medicine, nursing, radiological technology, medical technology, physical therapy, pharmacy or other related field. They also must have maintained a 3.0 average, demonstrated participation in school/community activities and

Clermont County soils Web site revamped Check out the revamped Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) Web site at The site offers lots of information and resources to assist the community with natural resource issues, including soil maps and testing data, erosion prevention, drainage solutions and land preservation options.

The Web site also provides information on agricultural cost share programs, storm water programs (such as rain barrels and rain gardens), and adult and youth educational opportunities. “The Web site has loads of potential for launching new material and resources for assisting landowners throughout Clermont County,” said CSWCD Administra-

tor Paul Berringer. “People can expect a dynamic site with frequent upgrades. They will definitely want to add us to their favorites list and check regularly for new programs, projects and opportunities.” The CSWCD Web site is linked to the Clermont County Web site,

reside in Clermont County. The winners were Terra Michelle Williamson from FelicityFranklin High School who will study nursing at Xavier University; Teresa Marie Long from Batavia High School who will study nursing at the University of Louisville; Maria Elizabeth Redmond of Clermont Northeastern High School who will study prephysical therapy at the Ohio State University. “It is an honor and a privilege to work with all of these volun-

teers. They give their time and talent so readily and with such great attitudes. They really make a difference. “And I am so proud of the students who earn the Mercy Hospital Clermont’s Health Careers Scholarship. We look forward to great things from them,” said Phyllis Hoskins, Mercy Hospital Clermont director of volunteer services. For more information about Mercy Hospital Clermont go to

HONORS Felicity-Franklin Middle School

Sixth Grade – Allison Irvin, Chloe Henderson, Jordan Utter and Nick Lewin.

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Student of the Month

The following students have earned honors for the month of May. Fifth Grade – Nicole Hunter Sixth Grade – Damien Phillips Seventh Grade – Alexis Christensen Eighth Grade – Odessa Harcourt

Spelling Bee Winners

Fifth Grade – Matthew Cornelison, Jeffrey Botts, Dylan Pemberton and Jack Perkins.

Spelling Bee Winners for the Year Fifth Grade – Kelsie Hopper Sixth Grade – Chloe Henderson

Fifth Grade – Jesse McMahan and Amanda Davenport. Sixth Grade – Joe Davidenko and Amber Arthur. Seventh Grade – James Bolt and Terra Shouse. Eighth Grade – Derek Nagy and Elizabeth Peace.


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit Email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects. Call 702-8373.


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on

behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach.

Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – Seeks volunteer musicians for music therapy, featuring soothing music. Call 871-0783 or e-mail Also openings for volunteers in various areas. Call 745-1164. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – Seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards, and lap robes, as well as to make visits to patients. Training provided to fit your schedule. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 831-5800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a nonclinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing

cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit www.the and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail Letter writers needed – for a fast growing nonprofit organization. Must be willing to encourage and cheer up an 8-year-old little boy, Chandler Miller, who is battling cancer. Miller has an inoperable tumor behind his left eye. No experience necessary. Please send “résumé” to Chandler Miller c/o Team Chandler, P.O. Box 222, Goshen, OH 45122. No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “Son-Rise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 231-1948. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or e-mail U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 474-3100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-onWheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop in Dillonvale, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888-ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 487-4217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 522-2661 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 5613932 or visit Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 4877151, e-mail The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. ProKids – ProKids trains volunteers to become CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates. Each CASA is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Most CASAs spend two to four hours a week on their case. Contact Glenna Miller at 281-2000, Ext. 101 or Visit St. Joseph Home – Opportunities available evenings and weekends to work with children with disabilities. Call 563-2520, ext. 117. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – needs volunteers to assist with incoming social service phone requests. Responsibilities include assessing eligibility, scheduling appointments and offering alternate referrals as appropriate. Help is needed during regular office hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday, at SVDP’s headquarters at 1125 Bank St. Call 562-8841, ext. 233. Stepping Stones Center – for children and adults with disabilities needs volunteers for children’s summer day camp and for residential camps for children and adults. Programs are in Indian Hill and in Batavia. Ask about possible camp bus transportation available from community pick-up sites. Volunteers must be 13 and older. Camp sessions run from June through August. Day camp is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers can choose flexible day schedules. Call Sarah Bosley, 831-4660, ext. 26, or e-mail

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June 25, 2009

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Brinson bowls into college sports By Anthony Amorini

A torn MCL early in the winter season wasn’t going to keep Dustin Brinson off the hardwood of basketball courts and bowling alleys for his senior year. The 2009 Glen Este graduate made triumphant returns in both sports despite missing six weeks with the injury. Brinson was a captain for both teams. As if playing two varsity sports in the same season wasn’t enough, Brinson was forced to spend additional hours rehabilitating with weight training and pool running. “He smiled and endured through all of the trials and tribulations,” said Glen Este bowling coach Kathy DiMarko. “He was a (varsity bowling) captain for two

years and that was welldeserved. He flat out had it going on.” Brinson was voted the Clermont County Sportsman of the Year following an online poll. More than 89,000 votes were cast across 13 Community Press ballots to determine 26 winners after readers submitted nominees online. “He deserves the award for sure and I wish him nothing but the best,” DiMarko said. Glen Este boys bowling coach Tom Huber fully agreed. “Dustin is a true leader. I don’t think there’s anything he can’t do,” Huber said. “Everybody on the team looked up to Dustin and he made them all better.” Brinson tore his MCL Friday, Jan. 2, after colliding with Anderson’s Andrew Norwell during a basketball game. Norwell is a 6-foot-7 center committed to play football at the Ohio State

University. No less, the dedicated Brinson still attended matches and practices for the bowling Brinson team. At the Fort Ancient Valley Conference championships Saturday, Jan. 10, Brinson arrived on crutches to fire up his team, DiMarko said. “He squeezed through the crowd with those crutches and pumped his team up,” DiMarko said. “When he walked in that day they all cheered. It was difficult (with him on the bench).” Returning to the court Friday, Feb. 13, for basketball’s senior night, Brinson led Glen Este with 14 points during a win over Harrison, 58-51. The boys basketball team finished at 7-15 with Brinson leading the Trojans with 13.2 points a game. “He stayed really busy from October to the end of March. I had to color coordi-

nate my calendar,” Dustin’s mother, Dawn Brinson, joked of keeping up with bowling and basketball. “It was stressful, but he handled it so well.” Dustin’s decision to join the bowling team as a sophomore ultimately landed the Trojan standout a scholarship. Dustin is committed to bowl with Bellarmine University’s Division II program. “I’m stoked that I chose to bowl,” Dustin said. “I wish I would have started my freshman year instead of waiting.” “(Bowling) got me into college and might turn into a career for me,” Dustin said of the prospect of becoming a professional bowler. Dustin managed to stay consistently upbeat while keeping up with two sports in the winter season for three years, DiMarko said. “It was difficult to juggle (basketball and bowling) when I was a sophomore,” Dustin readily admitted. “It was pretty hectic at times,

Sweet savors high school career By Anthony Amorini

Michelle Sweet only had basketball games remaining in h e r career when an injured teammate necessitated a position shift for the New Richmond standout. But Sweet, a 2009 New Richmond graduate, didn’t hesitate when asked to 10

switch from her familiar role as a shooting guard to the foreign territory of handling the Sweet point for the Lady Lions. Point guard Trista Sebastian suffered a season-ending injury and Sweet stepped in immediately to fill the void. “She wasn’t comfortable playing the position (point guard), but she realized she

was the most qualified,” Lion basketball coach Brad Hatfield said. “She is willing to do whatever it takes and was quite willing to take on the responsibility.” Though the basketball team finished at 3-18, Sweet’s leadership never wavered as one of three captains for the team, Hatfield said. Sweet was a Lion captain in a trio of sports as a senior including softball, soccer and basketball. On the softball diamond, Sweet was a three-year cap-

tain. All the while, Sweet maintained a 4.321 GPA while finishing fifth in her class at New Richmond. Sweet was voted the Clermont County Sportswoman of the Year following an online poll. More than 89,000 votes were cast across 13 Community Press ballots to determine 26 winners after readers submitted nominees online. Sweet’s talents were most obvious on the softball field where she played four years on the varsity diamond.


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Scouting report • Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division Bowler of the Year as junior • Named to first team All FAVC Buckeye Division for bowling three times • Team captain as senior for basketball and bowling • First team at Big Blue Classic and Holiday Classic as senior (bowling) • Missed six weeks of winter season as senior with torn MCL, but returned for basketball Senior Night to lead Trojans with 14 points • Averaged 213 pins a game as senior before tearing MCL • Finished season averaging 206.1 pins a game after returning to lanes following injury but by the time I was a senior it was fine.” After returning to the bowling alley, Dustin missed out on a state qualification by 19 pins. Dustin finished second at sectionals with a threegame total of 683 pins (222, 218, 243). Before tearing his MCL, Dustin averaged 213 pins a game. Dustin finished the sea-

• Bowled a 278 and twogame total of 524 during best series as senior • Finished sectionals in second place with 683 pins across three games • Missed state qualification by 19 pins as senior with threegame score of 629 • Finished fourth at Ohio High School Singles Championship (competition for seniors) • Nominated for Homecoming Court as freshman, sophomore, junior and senior • Prom Court for junior year • Invited to state championships with Glen Este High School Choir son at 206.1 points a game after returning to the lanes. “He was focused more on getting back to bowling because colleges were really looking at him,” Dawn said. “His talent in bowling was his opportunity. It opened doors for him. “He was captain (for basketball and bowling) and I am exceptionally proud of him,” Dawn said.

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• Captain for varsity softball, basketball and soccer teams senior year • Three-year captain on softball diamond • Named first team All Southern Buckeye Conference all four years in softball • Honorable mention for All City team for 2009 softball • Lady Lion softball MVP in 2009 As a senior this spring, Sweet finished at 16-3 with a 0.66 ERA and 131 strike outs. Sweet also carried a .306 average at the plate with 13 RBIs. The Lady Lions finished at 16-5 overall behind Sweet’s strong arm and won a sectional title in the process. “Her pitching was excellent and she came through on offense, too,” said New Richmond softball coach Julie Mihalik. “She was definitely the leader of the team.” Sweet scored 10 goals and recorded four assists during the Lady Lions’ soccer team’s 9-10 campaign while wrapping up a three and a half year varsity career. But now high school sports are in the rearview as Sweet prepares to continue her education at Ohio Northern University. “I had been playing with some of those girls since we were four. It’s going to be so

• Scholar athlete all four years in three sports • Second team All SBC in soccer for senior year • National Honor Society • Won VFW Athlete of the Year for New Richmond High School • 2009 prom court • Finished fifth in class at New Richmond with 4.321 GPA • Graduated with highest honors difficult leaving everybody,” Sweet said. Sweet’s mother, Patty Everett, and her father, Danny Sweet, were on the same page as their daughter. “This is really tough for me. She’s my baby and she’s going to be three hours away,” Michelle’s mother Patty Everett joked. “There aren’t words that can explain how proud I am of her. She was always a good role model for the other girls on her teams,” Everett said. Sweet will study to become a pharmacist as a part of a six-year program at the Ohio Northern, she said. “She’s always been a team player. It’s disappointing to see (high school sports) end, but maybe she’ll end up playing (softball) in college,” Danny said. “She’s so talented and yet so humble. She’s worked hard to get where she is,” Danny said.



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Rain not good for garden this year

Howdy folks, It seems the rain doesn’t want to stop. The tractor tires and raised beds are doing good, but the big garden is having a difficult time with all the rain. We are thinking about building more raised beds this fall. The deer like to eat the tops off the tomato plants so we have to fence each plant, but the extra work is worth it. Last week Sherry’s Fishing Lake off Slade Road held a fishing contest for the Mt. Holly Christian Chapel. This was a family function and 52 people took part. There were three places in the contest: Most fish, biggest fish and smallest fish. Gary and Sherry are to be thanked for having this event. Last Thursday Ruth Ann helped set up a bus trip with Tom Taylor’s bus for our church to go to the Grand Lake St. Mary’s

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Region. There were 37 people who went. This trip visited several sites. One was the Bicycle Museum of America at New Bremen, Ohio, and what a wonderful museum it was. It has folks who give tours and explain the bicycles to

you. There were all kinds of bicycles from 1826 to 1973. For example there were the big wheel Shire Boneshaker of 1870, the Ariel of 1870, Columbia Tricycle of 1888 and many more. If you would ever have the chance to visit this you will be very pleased. This museum is on West Monroe Street in New Bre-

CH@TROOM June 17 question:

What features would you like to see included in a health care reform plan? “My answer is none. The federal government has exceeded the authority under our Constitution. “My greatest disappointment is the fact our local officials have not challenged this, and taken the funds the U.S. does not have, leading to further control. “I would like to see our local officials in full control of our activities including the schools and rejecting the federal funds and the control that comes with it.” F.J.B.

“Rather than talking about it for decades, finally do something about it. “A no-brainer would be to allow all U.S.A. citizenry to have the same type of coverage as our U.S.A. senators and congressional

Next question What do you think of Duke Energy’s plans to build a nuclear power plant in Piketon? What concerns do you have, if any? Every week The Bethel Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. representatives which offers a multitude of quality coverage. “Since we can afford to ‘give’ millions of our taxpayer dollars to foreign nations that are full of dictators, graft and corruption, why not instead give it to our very own. “What we spend annually in donations to other nations would surely cover a major portion of this type of excellent coverage.” Help For Us All

men, on the corner of Route 66 and 274. After touring this we went to a restaurant for a chicken dinner which included: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas, bread and drinks, this was in Minster, Ohio. The next tour was of churches. We visited five. Some of these churches started from a log church. The first one we visited was built in the 1800s at the cost of $18,000. We went into two churches and what beautiful interiors. There was some of the most beautiful mosaics I have ever seen. Each of the churches had a cross on top of their steeples. We then drove around a former seminary which has been converted into a senior citizens apartment complex. This is a very big farm with their own power plant among other self-supporting facilities

We are thinking about building more raised beds this fall. The deer like to eat the tops off the tomato plants so we have to fence each plant, but the extra work is worth it. including gardens. We would go on again on this trip. If any of you would like to get information about this trip, here is the Auglaize-Mercer Counties Convention Visitor Bureau phone number, 1-800-860-4736. In the agriculture area, we counted 36 silos. Last Saturday we went to Caesar’s Creek State Park for our nephew and wife’s 40th wedding

Perennial added to illegal drug list Gov. Ted Strickland signed House Bill 215 Jan. 8, which was passed by the 127th General Assembly in December 2008. This law bans the sale and possession of a psychoactive herb called Salvia divinorum and its derivative, Salvinorin A. Salvia Divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family, native to certain areas of the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico, and has been used by the Mazatec Indians for its ritual divination and healing. This drug, also known as Maria Pastora, Diviner’s Sage, Salvia, Sally-D and Magic Mint has grown increasingly popular among teens. It is usually smoked, but sometimes chewed, and produces psychic effects including perceptions of bright lights, vivid colors and shapes, as well as body

movements and body or object distortions. Other effects include dysphoria (a state of feeling unwell or unhappy), uncontrolled Chief Rick W. laughter, a sense loss of body, Combs of overlapping realiCommunity ties, and halluciPress Guest nations (seeing Columnist objects that are not present). Adverse physical effects may include loss of coordination, dizziness and slurred speech. The Bedford Times Register. com reported that this bill introduced after a 12-year-old boy was killed by a friend who was using Salvia, according to testimony presented during the House committee process.

Tips for summer heat safety It’s about this time of year that I start counting the number of days until fall. The count’s kind of high right now. Technically, spring is just barely over. My husband and I love spending evenings together on our patio, but when temperatures and humidity skyrocket, I stay inside and try to deal with summer cabin fever. Usually, every summer tortures us with at least a few days of dangerously high temperatures. That can mean serious trouble if you don’t follow the rules of heat safety. Severe illness and even death can occur from dehydration, or when a person’s body is overcome by heat and the stress is too great for the heart. Everyone is aware of the dangers of heat stress, but it is especially dangerous for older adults who are the most vulnerable to heat stress and other related problems. People more at risk for becoming ill in hot weather are those with weak hearts, high blood

pressure, problems with circulation, diabetes, a previous stroke, excessive weight, an infection or fever, diarrhea, skin diseases or sunburn which Linda Eppler may reduce sweating, and Community those who are Press Guest drinking alcoholic Columnist beverages. The early warning signs include feeling hot and uncomfortable, a lack of energy or loss of appetite. These mild signs are not a cause for alarm unless they are persistent. Other signs are more serious. Older adults are advised to call their physician or seek other medical help if any of the following occur: Dizziness, rapid heartbeat, diarrhea, nausea, throbbing headache, dry skin (no sweating), chest pain, great weakness, mental changes, breathing problems, vomiting or cramps. The following tips for avoiding heat stress are provided by the

Severe illness and even death can occur from dehydration, or when a person’s body is overcome by heat and the stress is too great for the heart. Everyone is aware of the dangers of heat stress, but it is especially dangerous for older adults who are the most vulnerable to heat stress and other related problems. Center for Environmental Physiology as a way to stay cool and safe in the heat: • Spend as much time as you can in cooler surroundings, such as a cooler room in the house, a shopping mall, senior centers (call us for one near you), public libraries or movie theaters. • Take cooling baths and showers. Wear light and as little clothing as possible. • Drink water often and in reasonable amounts. Coffee and tea do not count. Avoid alcohol. Alcohol interferes with the ability of the body to fight off heat stress and can put a strain on the heart. • Slow down. Physical activity produces body heat. Watch what you eat. Avoid hot foods and heavy meals, and watch salt use. Do not take “salt tablets” without you doctor’s permission.

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anniversary, we celebrated 50 years in January and his Mom and Dad celebrated 64 years in February. Our family have a history of long marriages. On the way to the shelter house where the picnic was, we saw a feller whose truck had caught fire and burned. We didn’t know him but felt sorry for him. On Saturday evening we celebrated our granddaughter’s 21st birthday. It doesn’t seem possible that she is that old. These young folks sure grow up in a hurry. Don’t forget the Founders Day Celebration in Burke Park June 26, June 27 and June 28. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

• Use air conditioners. This can provide life saving relief from heat stress, especially if someone has a medical condition like heart disease. Cooling with fans may be helpful. However, be cautious when it is extremely hot since a person can actually gain body heat by blowing very hot air over the body. If you do not currently have air conditioning or you cannot afford your summer electric bill, there may be help available. Some seniors may qualify for limited assistance with their electric bill. For more information, Clermont County Community Services at 732-2277. Linda Eppler is the director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.

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“This is a very dangerous herb and becoming very popular,” according to testimony given by Allen and Shelly Bush, whose son Drew was killed in the September 2005 incident. This bill adds Salvia Divinorum and its derivative Salvinorin A, to the list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, ranking it with marijuana, hashish and other illegal drugs. Currently Salvia Divinorum nor any of its constituents, including salvinorin A are controlled under the federal Controlled Substances Act, however a number of states, now including Ohio have placed controls on these substances. Rick W. Combs is chief deputy with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. He can be reached at 732-7500.

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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Marina committed to customers By Kellie Geist

Tummer is the perfect time of year to get out on the water. Shelter Cove Marina, located just off Interstate275 on Kellogg Avenue, is a family-owned and oriented business committed to helping boaters get the most out their boat. The marina has ample space to store boats, both covered and uncovered, and they also operate a valet service to launch boats into the water and pull them out for the owners. “Owners keep their boats on the trailer and, when they want use their boats, we hook the trailer up to a tractor and put the boats in the water for them,” said owner Nick Macke. “We try to make sure the boats are ready to go within 15 or 20 minutes.” Macke, along with a friend from high school, bought the business in October of 2007. He and his family spent that fall and winter cleaning up the property. “It was a major major clean-up because the marina had been down for a while. It was a mess,” said Nick’s father, Tony Macke, who helps man the marina in the morning hours. Shelter Cove Marina opened for business in the summer of 2008. “Having a marina is something I have wanted to do for a long period of time, but with gas prices at $5 per gallon and the economy the way it is, it has been tough,” Macke said. Macke helps out with the family printing business and his wife, Norma, works at a bank and at Hallmark in addition to their duties at the marina. The Macke’s live with their family in Union Town-





Emergency responders practice water rescue By Kellie Geist


Three generations of Mackes help operate the Shelter Cove Marina. From left: Tony Macke, Nick Macke and Nick’s daughter Hannah Macke.

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Owner: Nick Macke 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, May 1 through Oct. 31 5001 Kellogg Avenue on the Little Miami River 513-231-5001 Summer valet service and uncovered storage Boats up to 20 feet: $$750 Boats between 21 feet and 24 feet: $875 Boats between 25 feet and 27 feet: $1,075 For covered boat ports, add $275 ship. Shelter Cove Marina is located on the Little Miami River about one mile from the mouth of the Ohio River. Their location keeps boater from having to deal with wakes, currents and traffic while trying to launch or bring in their boats. Customer service is emphasized at the marina. “We try to do some more customer-service friendly type things like washing the boats off for people, or helping owners fix their boats when I can,” Nick said. “We provide great service to our customers.”

THINGS TO DO Aviation adventure

The Cincinnati Symphony Association is hosting the “Party of Note: Julie E. Clark, a Living Legend in Aviation” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Clermont County Airport, 4184 Taylor Road in Batavia Township. The retired Northwest Airlines captain speaks about her life adventure. She is one of the 70 original Living Legends of Aviation. The event includes snacks and beverages. Bring seating. Casual dress. Proceeds to benefit the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The cost is $35 and reservations are required. Call 381-3300.

Harmony Hill Vineyards “Market On The Hill” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Bethel. The event is an “All Ohio Proud” market and includes local beef, lamb, vegetables, eggs, cheese, artisan breads and wine. Call 734-3548.



Southern Ohio Apparition Researchers are hosting SOAR Paranormal Meet The Public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, New Richmond. The event includes guest speakers, raffle, food and vendors. There is a ghost walk Market on the hill at 9 p.m. Ccost is $3 and regHarmony Hill Vineyards istration is required by June and Estate Winery is hosting 26 at 7 p.m. Call 293-6752.

New Richmond is hosting the New Richmond Concert Series from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, at The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, New Richmond. Music is by the Anderson Community Band. The event is free. Call 553-4146.


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Emergency responders from multiple states and many jurisdictions came together June 15 to hone their water rescue skills. For the training exercise, BB Riverboats brought the Belle of Cincinnati to the boat ramp at Woodland Mound Park just outside New Richmond. The Belle of Cincinnati had been in a mock crash with a barge while carrying 440 passengers. The coroner’s report later showed that 180 of those passengers were dead, including 10 who were thrown into the river and one who washed downstream. Responders dealt with everything from the initial crash to assisting the injured and investigating the scene. “This exercise has been most beneficial for all agencies involved. We worked well together and found that our planning and training needs some work,” said Beth Nevel, director of the Clermont County Department of Public Safety Services. Col. James Smith, Pierce Township police chief, said the training helped his officers learn to handle the situation both on and off the river. He said, in the event of an incident like this happening, the police would be responsible for protecting the potential crime scene, investigating the cause of the crash, making sure the ingress and egress are organized and assisting as needed. “If you have that many people who are injured, you can’t have all the ambulances pull up at once. There has to be order to the staging areas for vehicles and personnel ... It’s all very


Members of the Pierce Township Fire Department work to get the department’s water rescue boat out of the Ohio River. From left: Christopher Davenport, Jo Gundler, Capt. Connie Gravitt and Don Gates. detailed,” Smith said. Smith said the skills his officers acquired during the training also apply to every day incidents and on-land situations. “The basic organizational and other skills transfer to many other emergency situations,” he said. “We learned a lot. In an emergency, everything happens very quickly and it’s all very stressful.” The Local Emergency Planning Commission requires this type of fullscale training exercise every four years. Nevel said it’s something they should probably do more often, though no plans for that have been discussed. “Having multiple agencies on a river response is difficult ... We need to work on communications,” Nevel said. “A lot of times improving that communication doesn’t take more money. It takes us getting policies together and practicing.” Police and fire departments from New Richmond, Union Township, Pierce Township, Miami Township and Anderson Township were part of the training and other agencies, including the


A group of Clermont County officials discuss the training and consider what they could do to create a complication. Debbie Hawkins, the coroner’s administrative assistant and investigator, suggests needing 180 freezer units to preserve the bodies of those who died in the crash. From left: Department of Public Safety Services Resource Supervisor Barb Davis, Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, DPSS Director Beth Nevel, Clermont County Coroner Brian Treon and Hawkins. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the Clermont County Coroner’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Hamilton County Park District, Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Materials Unit, The United States Coast Guard, the Campbell

and Kenton County Emergency Management Agencies, Boone County Water, the Clermont County Department of Public Safety Services and the Clermont Office of Public Information also participated.

Join us Friday for ‘chat party’ The chat this Friday, June Hey moms, you’re invit26, will be from 9 p.m. to mided to a party Friday night. night. At the end, we’ll draw There’ll be lively conversation, laughs and even Karen for 10 winners of tickets each to cocktails if you’re in the Gutiérrez two see “Mamma Mia!” mood. The best part: You don’t managing at the Aronoff Cenneed a baby sitter or a new editor ter for the Performing Arts opening outfit. The festivities all take night, July 14. place online, at CincyMomsTickets to this fun musical, featurEvery few weeks or so ing the greatest hits on Friday nights, we start a of ABBA, are $70, discussion on the site that so this giveaway is a great opportuniwe call our Friday Night Chat Party. Everyone jumps in to chat about ty to see a top-rated show. We’ll be having another chat party anything and everything in a faston the following Friday, July 3, for paced, often silly way. On a recent Friday, for instance, another 10 “Mamma Mia!” winners. We hope you’ll join us, as we love chat-party topics ranged from bra shopping to Zac Efron to babies fight- new people. To find instructions for the chat party, please go to Momsing bedtimes. In total, there were 759 posts made About 7,000 women in Cincinnati in our chat party that night. To add some excitement, we give and Northern Kentucky visit our site away movie or show tickets after the each day. The great thing about our chats is chat is over. Everyone who participated in the that you get to “meet” other moms chat is automatically entered in the and discover what you have in comticket drawing, and the more you post mon, before trying to meet anyone in in the chat, the greater your chances person. We often see moms joining our site to win.

And the Hot Dads are … Winner of the Hot Dads voting was Joe Yunger of Taylor Mill. Winner of the random drawing was Mike Templin of Colerain Township. They will be throwing the first pitch at baseball games downtown July 27 and 28. To see all 180 Hot Dad submissions, go to www. and immediately trying to set up playdates in real-life. This doesn’t work all that well, because our members like to get to know people first through conversation on the site – it helps everyone feel more comfortable. For more on how to get started on, please visit our basic instructions and welcome message at We look forward to “seeing” you on Friday! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on


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St. Veronica Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Veronica School, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Entertainment, food, drink and games. Through June 28. 528-1622. Mount Carmel.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548. Bethel.


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SOAR Paranormal Meet The Public, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Guest speakers, raffle, food and vendors. Ghost walk 9 p.m. $3. Registration required by June 26, 7 p.m.. 2936752. New Richmond.


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Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 734-3548. Bethel.


Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon Focusing on Garlic. Harvest and dry garlic; plant winter squash and mulch perennials with gardener, Mary Lu Lageman. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Lunch and tour follows. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Volunteers welcome other hours and days-call to schedule. Free; $15 tour and lunch. Reservation required for lunch. 683-2340. Loveland. S U N D A Y, J U N E 2 8



Henry Ford Squares, 5:30 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.

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June 25, 2009

Bethel Journal


A summertime reflection on human sexuality t u d e toward h u m a n sexuality. We’re certainly not there yet. A misuse of sex Father Lou still lies at Guntzelman the heart Perspectives of many social and psychological problems: rape, incest, pornography, abortion, pedophilia, even casual hooking-up and friends with benefits are all Exhibit A in evidence against a wholesome integration of sexuality into our lives. It’s as though since the 1960s we have made progress from a negative childish attitude toward sex, and have now arrived at a

collective adolescent stage where narcissism and indulgence reign – but still not a responsible appreciation and use. Years ago Fulton Sheen wrote, “Sex is the most psychosomatic of human functions. There is nothing else in which body and soul, finite and infinite, flesh and spirit are so closely intertwined. When sex and love are allowed to link the two, peace and joy result. When flesh and spirit are divorced, and sex is sought alone, boredom and ennui result.” Where are the men who will help in sexuality’s integration? In “Adam’s Return,” Father Richard Rohr, O.F.M., writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense

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of life, beauty, pleasure, and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them. Smaller pleasures become a stairway and an invitation to higher ones …

They offer a first taste but then create a taste for something more and something higher. This is the necessary training of the lover archetype.”

Such men respect sex, women and God’s gifts. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Summertime offers a visual smorgasbord of the human body. Warm air, less clothing, swimming, jogging and sunbathing draw attention and create sexual interest. Regardless of season, our culture celebrates the human body on stage, screen, TV and fashion. Immature and exaggerated as it may be, our focus on the body is a moving away from a centuries-long appraisal of negativity. The body for so long was seen as a prison for the spirit. Some earlier religions and philosophies believed that the best thing that could happen is when we die and are released from our bodies. Now we hold that there is a wholesome unity between body and soul. Our bodies are honorable and essential components of being human. A healthy and spiritual understanding of human sexuality has not had good allies. Many moderns think that sexual restrictiveness is the result of Christianity and that the ancients were free of them. Quite the contrary. A perusal of Greek and Roman philosophy shows otherwise. In the “Phaedo,” Plato declared, “It seems that so long as we are alive, we shall continue closest to knowledge if we avoid as much as we can all contact and association with the body unless absolutely necessary.” Aristotle was particularly critical of the pleasures of touch and taste. Western beliefs and church attitudes about sex were especially influenced by Stoicism. Stoics took a stern view of sexual pleasure. Mastery of the mind should be maintained even in marriage. It is wrong to lust after another man’s wife, and equally wrong to lust after one’s own wife. Augustine thought “for a couple to copulate for any purpose other than procreation was debauchery.” St. Paul, influenced by Hellenism, saw marriage as a concession to human weakness. Since the 1960s, we have been blundering and stumbling toward a more mature and wholesome atti-


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June 25, 2009

‘Orange’ you glad Rita tried again?

As I write this column, I’m waiting on clone No. 4 of the Orange Dreamsicle Cake like Fireside Restaurant in Georgetown, and a number of other restaurants’ versions, to cool so I can frost it. I’m taking it to Channel 19 for a live cooking demo tomorrow morning. I know Rob Williams and Sheila Gray, along with Frank Marzullo, Dan Romito and the rest of the crew will have the same reaction as everyone else I’ve tested it on – Delicious! After trying various ways to make it taste “right,” all I can tell you is this is as close as I’m ever going to get to this restaurant favorite. Even after eating all my mistakes, I still love the cake, and the topping even more. Now the restaurants usually make a two or three layer cake. I’m sure you can do that by adjusting the baking time downwards. I made mine in a 9-by-13 pan because it was easier, especially since my husband

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

kept chiding me with “are you still fooling with that – isn’t it time to move on?” E a s y for him to say.

Rita’s orange dreamsicle/ creamsicle cake clone

1 package (18.25 ounces) lemon supreme cake mix 1 small package orange Jell-O (3 ounces) 1 ⁄3 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon orange extract 11⁄4 cups orange juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon unsweetened orange Kool-Aid Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9-by13 pan with cooking spray. Place cake mix, Jell-O, oil, eggs, and orange extract in mixing bowl. Add orange

juice and Kool-Aid and beat on low until moistened. Increase to medium and beat a few minutes longer. The batter will be smooth. Pour into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Don’t overbake. If cake humps up in the center, when you take it out of the oven, put a folded towel over it and press down with your hands. Voilà – a perfectly even cake (what you are doing is pressing the air out). Let it cool while making the topping.

Pineapple cream cheese topping

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Rita’s version of Dreamsicle cake that she took to the Fox 19 crew. instant vanilla pudding

Then fold in:

8 ounces or so thawed whipped topping Spread on cooled cake and garnish as desired.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Beat together:

1 can, about 20 ounces, crushed pineapple, drained or not, whatever you like (undrained your frosting will be a little softer – I like that version since it has more flavor) 3 ounces cream cheese, softened Package (3.5 ounces )

Newport’s Manyet’s bakery icing: Cindy Fessler said she hasn’t found an icing they like as well. Does anyone have a similar recipe? “My family was so disappointed when it closed,” she said. Like Skyline’s black bean and rice soup for BG: “I can’t seem to find anything even close to it. Can’t get enough of it.” Pelican Reef’s coleslaw: Shari Weber, an Anderson Township reader, loves this and wants to make it for her husband. “Something’s different in there and it’s so good,” she told me. Loveland’s Hitch’s, now closed, chicken salad: Reader Phil Jones says this can be purchased through Zapps Bar next to the old deli, but would like to make it at home. Like Ruby’s white macaroni: For Marella Holmes. Bugogi and spinach like Korean Riverside Restaurant, Covington: Sue Dreibelbis and her family love the bulgogi served there and her kids are crazy about the spinach. “My kids don’t eat many vegetables so I’m desperate to find the spinach recipe,” she said.

Make a double batch of topping. Use half for a wonderful dip for fresh fruit or to make tiny tarts. Use mandarin oranges instead of pineapple.

Chipotle mayonnaise for burgers

For Jerry, who wanted an extra special spicy sauce for his burgers. Mix 1 cup may-

onnaise, 2 tablespoons each olive oil and lemon juice. Add a scant 2 teaspoons puréed canned chipotle chiles in adobo, a teaspoon or so of garlic and a handful of chopped cilantro. Taste, add salt and add more garlic, lemon, etc. if needed.

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Last week I asked you for good pea recipes. If you’d like to see the ones fellow readers sent in, go to the

Web version of my column at www.communitypress. com or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and address if you’d like one mailed to you. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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June 25, 2009

Rain gardens teach lots of lessons “Too many kids suffer from a nature deficit disorder,” said Wes Duren of Marvin’s Organic Gardens, as he instructed a group of Clough Pike Elementary second-graders on how to plant a rain garden at their school. The newly planted garden is one of 10 planned at

Clermont County schools this year, as part of an EPA grant won by the Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District. “We recognize that schools are the focal point of a community and many people will see how easy the rain gardens are to plant and how much they ultimately

benefit the environment,” said John McManus, storm water project manager. Basically, a rain garden is an inexpensive and environmentally-sound solution to urban stormwater runoff. The garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It

is located in a landscape to receive runoff from hard surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and driveways. Rain gardens slow down the rush of water from these hard surfaces, they hold the water for a short period of time, and then allow it to naturally infiltrate into the ground.

Clough Pike Elementary teacher Beth Testa has enjoyed educating her class about the benefits of the two gardens they have constructed in the front of the school. For more information, contact the Clermont County Storm Water Management Department at 732-7880.

Bethel Journal


MARRIAGE LICENSES Ronald Devilbliss, 42, 9743 Katterman, Sardinia, manager and Rebekah Beyers, 37, 899 Staghorn, Cincinnati, waitress. Matthew Flagg, 25, 3179 Kennedy Ford, Bethel, U. S. Army and Amie Hennies, 20, 3179 Kennedy Ford, Bethel, student. Paul Carnahan Jr., 24, 3463 Franklin, Felicity, carpenter and Kari-Ann Powers, 21, 978 Shinkles Ridge, Georgetown, direct care aide.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann


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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ECLA)

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM



CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia


Pastor: Tom Bevers

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 Morning Worship – 10:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship 7:00pm Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 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 St. Bernadette Church 1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM



EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

Trinity United Methodist

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400


Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

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

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

Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life


CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

Traditional Worship 8:30am Contemporary Worship 11am Sunday School 9:45am 125 E Plane St Bethel OH 734.2232

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 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.


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Saturday: 5:00pm Holy Eucharist Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 8:34am Summer Breakfast 10:00am Holy Eucharist* 11:00am Fellowship & Refreshments *Child care available


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265


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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility


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” 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

Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday 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

MT MORIAH UNITED METHODIST 681 Mt. Moriah Dr, Withamsville

513-752-1333 Worship: 9:00am & 10:30am Sundays We Love Children:

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care, Youth G roup (7-12 grades)

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


Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Sunday Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor

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

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Gary Jones, Interim Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Kami Owen, Director of Children’s Ministries Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship....................(1st-6th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Women of the Word (WOW)..................10:00am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............7:00pm 1st thru 6th grades................................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, OH 45150 Pastor Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450 A Loving Church in Jesus Name Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Worship 10:45am Thur. Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship

Men and Women’s groups, Active Seniors “Vagabonds” that gather and travel Pastor: Randy Lowe http://w w w.m tm oriahum


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Where Faith and Life Bond for Blessing

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Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103

513-732-6241 - Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services 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 Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. James R. Steiner, Interim Pastor Nursery care provided

CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN “Home For Your Heart” Rt. 131 at Pleasant View Dr, Milford, OH

Rev. Gary Brose, Pastor Church Office: 831-9100 Worship Service.......10:30am Music Ministry: Choir, Handbells & Youth Band Childcare Provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


June 27, 12:30-4:30pm FREE Workshop

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No fee. Call ahead to register.

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

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


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

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


Bethel Journal


June 25, 2009


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The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) has awarded the Clermont County Office of Public Information (OPI) Best of Show for the entire annual Awards of Excellence competition, involving entries from counties and cities across the country. The special recognition was given for the Board of Clermont County Commissioners 2007 Annual Citizens’ Report. In addition to the top




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Gregg and Connie Langenbahn of Pierce Township are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Marie Langenbahn to Michael Anthony Mueller, son of Jeff and Cathy Mueller. Heather is a graduate of Amelia High School and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati in nursing. Heather is a nurse for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital main campus. Michael is a graduate of Kings High School and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice and received his OPOTA certificate. Michael is a sheriff for Butler County. A late 2009 summer wedding is planned




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Male was threatened at 1591 Locust St., Moscow, June 8.

win Schoolhouse Road, Bethel, June 7. Unlisted items taken at 2616 Spring St., Bethel, June 6. Male reported this offense at 2011 Justin Lane, Bethel, June 10. Male reported this offense at 3430 Love Road, Felicity, June 5.

Female was assaulted at 2730 Ohio 222 No. 57, Bethel, June 10.

Property damaged at 2nd St., Moscow, June 10.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing


Breaking and entering

Entry made into Wieda Brothers. Farm at Ohio 727, Goshen, June 6.


Unlisted items taken at 3036 Good-

Criminal damage

Criminal mischief

Bridge and road signs spray painted at Bethel Maple at Sodom Road, Bethel, June 8.

Timmy Allan O’Neal, 20, of Bethel died June 16. Survived by parents, William E. O’Neal and Lisa M. (nee Lewis) O’Neal; brother, William O’Neal; sisters, Tammy Sevier and Lora Miller; nieces, Madison Sevier and Karizma Carr. Preceded in death by sister, Judy O’Neal. Services were June 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

Eloise J. Smith

Eloise J. Smith, 72, of Union Township died June 14. Survived by husband, Wayne Smith; children, Jimmy (Mary) Smith of Pierce Township and Debbie (James) Reeder of Bethel; grandchildren, Jennifer Rae (Cole) Waldron of Withamsville, Christopher Wayne Crawford of Cincinnati, John Charles Davis Jr. of Cincinnati, Matthew Davis of Cincinnati and Jarod Allen of Cincinnati; greatgrandchildren, Timothy Austin Waldron, Emma Lynn Waldron and Bailey Adison Davis; and siblings, G.D. McRoberts of Logan, W.V., Lynn Meade of Logan, W.V., Gene Justice of Springfield, Ohio, and June Justice of Springfield, Ohio. Preceded in death by parents, Oliver and Lucy (nee Jenkins) Justice; grandchild, Kelly Rose Smith; and brothers,

Oliver Justice Jr. and Jim R. Justice. Services were June 19 at Living Church of Five Mile, Mount Orab. Memorials to: Megie Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Mount Orab, OH 45154.

Menacing by stalking

Female reported this offense at 2055 Harvey Road, Neville, June 10.


Checks taken at 2915 Sugartree, Bethel, June 4. Male reported this offense at 6016 Felicity Meadow Drive, Felicity, June 6. Unlisted items taken at 1962 Antioch, Hamersville, June 7.

Theft, arson

Male reported these offenses at 197 Broadway, Moscow, June 7.

tenberg. Preceded in death by grandchild, Eva Rose Newman. Services were June 18 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. 0000339532

Kenneth Wittenberg

Kenneth Dale Wittenberg, 50, of Felicity died June 13. Survived by mother, Mary Gross Krewson; father, Kenneth Dale Wittenberg Sr.; daughter, Sonja (Doug) Newman; son, Kenneth D. Wittenberg Jr.; step-son, Terry Jackson; grandchildren, Pamela and Kayle Jackson, Morgan Malone and James Buchanon; sister, Marilyn (Burt) Albrecht; brother-in-law, Benny Jackson; sister-in-law, Pearlie Weber; and former wife, Mary Wit-


Krista Buob vs. Michael Buob Linda L. Bronner vs. Kevin E. Bronner Kristy S. Long vs. Harold W. Long Erin Vinson vs. Justin Vinson John Brock vs. Bobbie N. Brock Dink Grizzle vs. Rita Carol Grizzle William V. Cody Mozena vs. Elizabeth K. Mozena Tammy J. Cost vs. Paul Cost


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. Jason L. Beson, 27, 515 Miami Ave., Milford, theft of drugs, Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. Anthony J. Harvey, 43, 9820 Cedar Drive, Loveland, theft, Pierce Township Police. Jenna Hennessy, 23, 506 E. Fourth St. #503, Cincinnati, burglary, Cler-

Divorce/Dissolution Probate • Custody • Child Support • Visitation • Domestic Violence

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


110 Clark Street, Samuel Hollified, et al. to U.S. Bank, N.A., 1.54 acre, $53,333.34. 111 North East St., CIT Group/Consumer Finance Inc. to Wayne Bachelier, 0.3204 acre, $48,000.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP Shinkles Ridge Rd & Dunbar Road, Flat Bottom Creek LLC. to John List, 13.391 acre, $83,600.

mont County Sheriff’s Office. Frank Boeh, 32, 3323 Barrett Ave., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Andrew Thompson, 40, 1299 Surrender Court, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Donald Clevenger, 51, 303 E. Myles Ave. Apt. 6, Pennsboro, W. Va., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Randall W. Ackerman, 20, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 360 H, Goshen, possession of heroin, possession of drugs, Goshen Police. Daniel T. Humphrey Jr., 31, 1733 Sutton Ave. #33, Cincinnati, escape, assault on a police officer, Batavia

Village Police. Aaron D. Henke, 19, having weapon while under disability, grand theft of a firearm, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nicole R. Wilson, 28, 7678 J. Bolender Road, Felicity, theft, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Eric L. Miles, 29, burglary, safecracking, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Lee Barrett, 23, 969 Ohio 28 Lot 148, Milford, burglary, grand theft, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey W. Naegele, 29, 790 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving under OVI suspension, Union Township Police Department.

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1898 Ohio 774, Paul Myers Jr., & Clay Hargraves to Laura Guinn & Chester Queener, 3.156 acre, $80,000. 2608 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel, Brandon & Jennifer Brumback to William Anderson, $60,000.






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Thomas Beresford, Cincinnati, alterSt. Mary Parish, 6647 Van Buren St., Franklin Township, $12,000. Effie Wombles, Felicity, alter, 519 Market St., Felicity Village. Jerry Dempsey, Amelia, alter, 3705 Ohio 125, Tate Township.

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BUILDING PERMITS Hunter Custom Homes, New Richmond, new, 4222 Peace Haven, Batavia Township, $350,000; new, 2664 Harry A. Hill Drive, Tate Township, $150,000. Michael Butler, Bethel, alter, 2979 Mt. Olive Point Isabel, Franklin Township. J. Glassmeyer, Felicity, miscellaneous work, 709 Ohio133, Franklin Township. Quality Builders, Batavia, alter, 606 Water St., Neville Village. Gold Point Custom Construction, Sardinia, deck, 3573 Ohio 125, Tate Township. Charles Utter, Williamsburg, alter, 2437 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel, Tate Township. Mary Ward, Bethel, alter, 1710 Jones Florer, Tate Township. Todd Daniels, Felicity, alter, 2461 Burns Road, Washington Township.




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Bethel Journal

June 25, 2009

For Sale By Owner Resources, LLC.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OF BOUNDARY SURVEY The Goshen Park District is soliciting RFP’s for a boundary survey of the recently donated 80.45 acre Marr property, located on Goshen and Linton Roads, Clermont County, Ohio. The property is further identified as Clermont County Auditors Parcel 112207G035. The survey will be performed by a Professional Surveyor registered in the State of Ohio. The purpose of the survey is to identify the limits of the property in the field and to place a new survey and legal description of record. The survey is to include, but not limited to the following specifications: - Required records research to identify per tinent deeds and surveys of record on subject tract and adjoiners. - Field survey to locate existing monumentation and evidence of occupation which may be required for determining the lines of the property. - Resolution of findings with record information. - Preparation of a plat of survey and legal description meeting the requirements of Clermont County. - The setting of iron pins at all corners, deflections and roadway right of ways. -The location of all curb cuts and driveways/ field drives benefiting the subject property. - The survey results will be based on State Plane Coordinates. - Carsonite posts or markers will be placed by the surveyor along the sidelines of the property at an approximate interval of 200 feet. - Deliverables will be a recordable legal description, signed and sealed by the surveyor of record. - Five copies of the original survey, signed and sealed and a recordable Mylar copy signed and sealed. - The completed boundary survey in electronic format using AutoCAD 2007 or the equivalent compatible software. The survey is to be completed within 4 weeks of authorization. All proposals shall contain a clear, concise, project approach and company experience. Proposals will be considered and evaluated based on a combination of qualifications and fee structure. Submissions shall include the name, mailing address, physical address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, contact name and title of bidder. The RFP shall clearly state what would be the total cost for the boundary survey including all specifications listed above. Proposals, in written letter form, shall be submitted to the Goshen Park District, attention Marcia Huff, 6757 Goshen Road, Goshen, OH 45122, no later than 4:00 PM on July 17, 2009. Proposals received after this time and date will not be considered. The Goshen Park District reserves the right to accept or reject any and all submissions. The board of commissioners will open and analyze the bids on July 19, 2009, at their regularly scheduled meeting. At that time the Board may decide to wait, or may decide to make a decision at that time. The Goshen Park District is an equal opportunity employer. If there are any questions concerning the above bid please contact the board president, Bill Schmidbauer at (513) 625-2173 or the secretary at 1001475195

J. ROBERT TRUE CLERMONT COUNTY TREASURER Reminds you, that the last day to pay second half 2008 Clermont County Real Estate Taxes without penalty and possible interest is JULY 8, 2009 Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid such penalty and interest. If you have not received a tax bill, you may obtain one by calling: 7327254 Office hours of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (O.R.C. 323-08) 1001472587 PUBLIC NOTICE (1) JOSEPH BAYER N479 1199 W. MAIN STREET #A AMELIA, OHIO 45102 (2) BRADLEY CRABTREE J385 129 1/2 N. CHARITY STREET BETHEL, OHIO 45106 (3) MARK DAKIN R681 723 HARRISON FELICITY, OHIO 45120 (4) AMANDA FIELD G217 4470 EASTWOOD DRIVE #17102 BATAVIA, OHIO 45103 (5) MICHAEL HARRIS P550 2061 SR 125 #13 AMELIA, OHIO 45102 (6) JASON PARTIN 125 STARLING ROAD #6 BETHEL, OHIO 45106 (7) DEBRA PIERCE #25-E141-F207 PO BOX 402, AMELIA, OHIO 45102; (8) MELODY STURGILL 362 F ST. ANDREWS DRIVE CINCINNATI, OHIO 45245. (9) SHANE WILLIAMS THERESA FEIE M 1 6 1 P O BOX 650 FELICITY, OHIO 45120 (10) BARBARA WILLOUGHBY 3278 EILER LANE AMELIA, OHIO 45102. 125 STORAGE 1958 OHIO PIKE AMELIA, OH 45102 (513) 797-8515 778640/100147464 LEGAL NOTICE The Tate Township Trustees will hold a public hearing on July 07, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. in the Trustees Meeting Room located at 149 North East Street, Bethel, Ohio 45106. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the application for a Zone Change (#951GE) from Agriculture (A) to Commercial (C3) for property located at 3097 South Bantam Road, Bethel, Ohio 45106. The property is owned by Charles P. Reardon. The Zone Change application was filed by Mike P. Brown. A copy of this application will be on file for public examination for a period of ten (10) days prior to the public hearing at the Bethel Tate Firehouse, 149 North East Street, Bethel, Ohio between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Marcia S. Brown Tate Township Clerk 1001477666


Bethel Journal


June 25, 2009

SVdP, Coney to kick off Fan Drive The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), in cooperation with WCPO-TV Channel 9, Coney Island, Huntington

involved to help local families in need by donating a fan, new window air conditioner or provide a monetary

Bank and Cincinnati Firefighters Union Local 48, is encouraging Greater Cincinnati residents to get

Our Fruits & Vegetable Stands Here’s Where You Can Find Us!



1299 Ohio Pike (Across from Animal Rescue Bingo) Amelia Noon-6:30pm RECKER and BOERGER Beechmont Ave. (1/4 mi. east of I-275) Noon-6:30pm


1299 Ohio Pike (Across from Animal Rescue Bingo) Amelia Noon-6:30pm SYCAMORE SENIOR CENTER 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash Noon-6:30pm

((8344) 8344)


STORE OPEN Tues.-Sat. 9:30AM-6:30PM We accept WIC coupons!!! We accept cash and checks at all markets! We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover, cash and checks at our Farm Store! 3135 Lindale-Mt. Holly Rd. Amelia, OH 45102 and visit our new website: for more info!



THURSDAY LEWIS INS. AGENCY (Across from St. Veronica Church) 4484 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd., Withamsville Noon-6:30pm 1299 Ohio Pike (Across from Animal Rescue Bingo) Amelia Noon-6:30pm RECKER and BOERGER Beechmont Ave. (1/4 mi. east of I-275) Noon-6:30pm


No Open Markets

FARM STORE (open 9:30-6:30 Tuesday thru Saturday) 3135 Lindale-Mt. Holly Rd., Amelia 797-VEGI (8344)

SATURDAY 1299 Ohio Pike (Across from Animal Rescue Bingo)




Amelia 10am-5pm LEWIS INS. AGENCY (Across from St. Veronica Church) 4484 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd., Withamsville 10am-5pm RECKER and BOERGER Beechmont Ave. (1/4 mi. east of I-275) 10am-5pm 1299 Ohio Pike (Across from Animal Rescue Bingo) Amelia 10am-5pm


797-VEGI 797-VEGI

LEWIS INS. AGENCY (Across from St. Veronica Church) 4484 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd., Withamsville Noon-6:30pm

donation to support the annual fan drive. The goal for this year’s fan drive is to collect 500 fans and 100 air conditioners to help provide proper cooling and ventilation to those in need this summer. Monetary donations will be accepted at Coney Island on June 17 only. Huntington will kick-off the fundraising effort by making a $1,000 financial contribution. Monetary donations will also be accepted all Huntington Bank branch locations throughout Greater Cincinnati from June 17 through Aug. 9. Only Wednesday, June 17, will Coney Island offer a free pool and ride pass valued at $21.95 in exchange for the donation of a new fan or air conditioner brought to the Sunlite Pool admission gate, or for a minimum cash donation of $15. Coney’s participation as a drop off site for the fan drive will continue through Aug. 9.

Anyone donating a new fan at Coney Island between June 17 and Aug. 9, will receive a free all-day rides wristband, valued at $11.95. The donated fans and air conditioners will be distributed through St. Vincent de Paul’s neighborhood volunteer groups, the West End headquarters and other outlets. Fans and air conditioners may also be dropped off through Aug. 9 at any of the six St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores in Hamilton County and five thrift stores in Northern Kentucky. For SVdP thrift store locations in southwestern Ohio, more information about the SVdP Fan Drive, or other ways to donate, contact St. Vincent de Paul at 513-5628841, ext. 225, or visit For SVdP thrift store locations in Northern Kentucky, contact the District Council of Covington at 859-3413212.

Jenny Eilermann


Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494




Romantic Retreat. 1875 Homestead B&B in Brown County, Indiana. Luxury rooms, some with whirlpools & FP’s. Check our website, or call for rates & specials. 812-988-0853 THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast, just minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for Romantic Weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494

BUS TOURS CAPE COD/Martha’s Vineyard Fall Foliage, Sept 20-26. $599 per person, incl trans, hotels, most meals & more! Also offering Tunica & Memphis, Boston and Branson. Cincy Group Travel 513-245-9992


Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent and Relax. Near Destin, between famous Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials or call 1-800-537-5387

Twenty-nine teams recently hit the links at Elks Run Golf Club to enjoy their favorite sport, and help Clermont County senior citizens at the annual Golf Scramble, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services. The event raised more than $26,000 that will help fund CSS programs. Presenting sponsors of the event were Duke Energy and Mount Washington Savings & Loan. The team winners were: First, Bob Farrell Sr., Bob Farrell Jr., Greg Crowel, Doug Brothers; second, Tom Baker, Brad Bertke, Pete Gemmer and Michelle Flannery from Mercy HospitalClermont; third, Dr. Rick Hemmer, Jim Hyer, Chris Miller and Kevin Grimmer. The next event is June 3, 2010.

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Bed & Breakfast

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Local owner 513-875-4155

CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735

DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email or visit DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

Sunny Florida! Anna Maria Island. $499/wk + tax if booked by 6/30/09. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091


EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 LONGBOAT KEY . Fabulous 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay complex. Pool, tennis, fishing dock, sun deck, private beach. Local owner offers great summer rates! 513-662-6678 , unit 829

NAPLES. Available now! Deluxe 3 BR, 2½ BA villa home in upscale Mediterra. Private pool & spa. Close to beach, golf & shops. Call owner 513-271-3385, 513-769-4747 x 108

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!! 100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

Call for free brochure 866-780-8334

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.


TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. Also,Marriott’s Grande Ocean, wk of 7/26. 513-305-5099 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Summer Special. $49.95 + tax SunThurs; $59.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE

HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500


PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view.frrom balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. Available weekly from July 4

HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit


DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or

HILTON HEAD. Harbour Town. 2 br, 2 ba Harbour Club Villa. On site pool & hot tub. Avail 7/19-26. Priced well below market value. Just $1195. Call now. 513-604-9595


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307


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