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Fr. Lou, Rita move

We have again moved some of your favorite features to allow room for our high school sports fall previews. This week, you can find Father Lou Guntzelman’s column on page A6. Rita Heikenfeld’s cooking column is on page A7. The calendar is on B4. All will be back in their usual spot next week.

Election lists

The petitions are in and we have the names of those who will be running for office in November. FULL STORY, A4

Bethel Savings & Loan hosts 10K

More than 130 people raced through the streets of Bethel Saturday, Aug. 8, as part of the Bethel Building & Loan 10K run. The race, which also featured a shorter 5K walk, began at 8 a.m. that morning in Burke Park. It continued to East Fork State Park and finished back at Burke Park. FULL STORY, A2

Cardinal ball to support sports

A new booster club for the Felicity-Franklin Local School District is having their first major fundraiser to support the district’s athletics. FUNd for the KIDS will hold a Cardinal Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Felicity-Franklin Cafetorium, 415 Washington St. FULL STORY, A4 For the Postmaster

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Felicity schools are excellent By Kellie Geist

The Felicity-Franklin Local School District was declared “excellent” for the first time when the Ohio Department of Education state report cards came out Tuesday. In 2007, the district was “effective,” but in 2008, it dropped to “continuous improvement.” The district only met 18 of 30 indicators, but was able to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress. That, combined with the elementary and middle schools’ “excellent” ratings, helped the district earn an “excellent” rating. “That value added piece brought us up to ‘excellent’,” said Felicity-Franklin Superintendent Glenn Moore. “I would have liked to be rated ‘excellent’ based on indicators, but this shows that we’ve had a lot of growth.” AYP is determined by the scores fourth-grade through eighth-grade students in various subgroups earned on reading and math tests, according to the Ohio Department of Education’s Web site. Now that the district has reached “excellent,” Moore said they will be continuing their current efforts to adjust teaching styles to each group of kids, encourage positive behavior supports and have teachers intervene with students who are struggling. “It will be much of the same. We are going to continue to work on what’s got us here,” Moore said. The district staff will be meeting during the first few weeks of school to refine the improvement plan and decide what areas of improvement to focus on next, Moore said.


Felicity-Franklin Elementary School teacher Glenda Hutchison helps her fourth-grade students use the electric pencil sharpener the first day of school Aug. 29. He added the timing of the “excellent” rating was tough for FelicityFranklin because the district just sent out the required public choice letters Moore explaining the district’s “continuous improvement” rating and providing parents with the choice to transfer out of the district. A few miles away, the BethelTate Local School District is not thrilled with the state’s ratings. While Bethel-Tate met 26 of the 30 indicators, the district was rated “effective.” The district was excellent in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The high school held onto an

“excellent” rating for the fifth straight year, but the middle school slipped from excellent with distinction to excellent. Hill Intermediate was rated “effective” and Bick Primary is not eligible for rating because the students do not take the state tests. “For a district that has been rated ‘excellent’ for three years, this is not good news,” said Bethel-Tate Superintendent Jim Smith. “We’re disappointed.” Smith thinks the slip is partially because of changes in the special needs category. “We have a lot of handicapped kids who are pretty intensive in our district. In the past, those kids could take a special, state approved test ... They weren’t allowed to do that this year,” Smith said. Smith also said some of the

lower rating could be because of the value added aspect. Last year, the district led the county in Adequate Yearly Progress, but this year didn’t do as well. The exact numbers weren’t available until Tuesday, after The Bethel Journal’s deadline. Outside the classroom, some of not being rated “excellent” could have been related to the district’s financial woes, Smith said. “Last year was a hard year. There was a lot of stress on the staff with running levies and potential layoffs,” Smith said. Smith added that the community should expect to see BethelTate return to “excellent” in 2010 because of indicators already met (such as graduation rates) and the removal of two social studies test students in the district typically struggle with.

Readers choose favorite businesses By Mary Dannemiller

In June, The Community Press presented readers with a ballot of 100 categories so they could choose their favorites ranging from American vehicle to produce to women’s clothing. And readers responded, filling out newspaper and online ballots with their choices. You can find the complete list of Readers’ Choice favorites in today’s special section. We’ve talked with some of our readers’ top choices about how they keep their customers coming back. Randy Bradford, owner of Brad’s Glass, 2164 Ohio Pike, was excited to hear his store was picked as Clermont County’s best glass company. “That’s wonderful to hear,” Bradford said. “We’ve been here for 35 years and we’re a small compa-

ny, but we love it.” Brad’s Glass offers a variety of products from custommade insulated windows to shower doors, patio doors and

mirrors. “We make our own glass right here at the shop so if you bring us a window frame by 10 a.m., we’ll have it done for you by 5 p.m. that day,” Bradford said. Bradford said he was flattered that Clermont County residents thought so highly of Brad’s Glass. “We appreciate it so very much,” he said. “My whole family has worked here and we do most of our work for the people of Clermont County.”

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Bethel Building & Loan 10K run/walk a success By Mary Dannemiller


Kyle Vallejo, second place in men’s run division, comes into finish line.

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Chuck and Charlotte Thompson, Laura Pero, Rick Wilson, Judi Adams, Denae’ Bowen, Terry Adams, Amy Adams, Mark McCabe, Jim Forrest and Terri Adams wait for the rest of the runners and walkers at the finish line.


Louie Schaljo gets his award for first place overall runner with a time of 40:07. streets.” Louie Schaljo of Bethel won first place in the 10K run, while Linda Smith of Bethel finished first in the 5K walk. Because of the large turnout, the bank was able to raise enough money to donate $1,200 to both the Bethel-Tate High School Scholarship Fund and the Bethel Ministerial Association. “We’re actually going to be able to provide both organizations with a check that exceeds $1,000 so we’re very pleased with the


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results of the first year,” said John Essen, president of Bethel Building & Loan. Bethel Police Chief Mark Planck said there weren’t any traffic problems during the race and the participants were respectful of the race’s rules. “Everything went smoothly,” he said. “The runners and walkers were appreciative of all the police officers stopping traffic for safety and run timing and to the fire department for being on hand in case anyone needed medical attention.” Both Essen and Adams said the Bethel Building & Loan would bring the run/walk back next year. “We’ve learned a few things and we’ll make improvements next year and hopefully this will be some what of a tradition in Bethel,” Essen said.



Walkers get set.

Ohio State Rep. Danny Bubp (R-District 88) finishes the run.



Runners get set.

John Essen, president of the Bethel Building & Loan, and Jim Smith, superintendent of Bethel schools watch the turnout for the first Bethel 10K Run/5K Walk.

Veterans to host motorcycle show Aug. 29, 30 By Mary Dannemiller

Motorcycle enthusiasts, veterans and members of the community will gather at the Clermont County fair grounds Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30, for the Southwest Ohio Veterans Bike Show. The event is sponsored by the Clermont County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America and will

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• When: Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and close at 5 p.m. Sunday. • Where: Clermont County fair grounds, located at Ohio 132 and Ohio 50 in Owensville. • Admission: $10 per person or $15 for a motorcycle with a passenger feature motorcycle exhibits, food and live music. There also will be seven show classes of motorcycles ranging from vintage to metric.

“We’re going to have two bands, a DJ and a lot of different types of vendors,” said Ron Miller, president of the chapter. “There’s going to be lots

of good food and it’s really going to be a good time for everybody in the community.” Proceeds from the motorcycle show will be donated to Homeless & At Risk Veterans and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. At last year’s event the veterans raised about $7,000 and their goal this year is to double that. “I think it’s important that we don’t forget our veterans and especially the homeless veterans who need our help the most,” Miller said. “That’s including Afghan and Iraqi war veterans who are coming home and really just need the support.” Jeff Bosworth, vice president of the chapter, said the rocky economy might make it more difficult for people to donate, but also makes the need for donations even greater. “We realize these are tough times, but it may be tougher for those homeless veterans who literally have nothing,” Bosworth said. “It’s very important we do these kinds of thing to help them.” For information on how to donate or set up a booth at the event, contact Ron Miller at 831-6018. To register your bike for the show, visit

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More than 130 people raced through the streets of Bethel Saturday, Aug. 8, as part of the Bethel Building & Loan 10K run. The race, which also featured a shorter 5K walk, began at 8 a.m. that morning in Burke Park. It continued to East Fork State Park and finished back at Burke Park. “It was so fun,” said Judi Adams, vice president of Bethel Building & Loan. “We had 136 people registered and we got so much positive feedback. A lot of the experienced runners told me they loved that most of the race was through the country and not on hot city

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August 27, 2009

Not enough running for Bethel council By Mary Dannemiller

The deadline has passed for candidates to file for the November election, but only one person filed to run for the four open seats on Bethel village council. Council member Alan Ausman will run in November, but council members Donna Gunn and Joe Houli-

han will not. Council member James Dick is one of two candidates running for mayor. Rus Whitley also is running for mayor. “I’m not sure how it will work, but I imagine there will be some people who run as write-in candidates once it becomes known that we have unfilled openings,” said village Administrator Travis Dotson. “If there

aren’t enough people running then when those seats open up in January, council would have to appoint them.” Mayor John Swarthout’s term technically does not end until 2011, but the seat is open now because Swarthout was appointed to replace Dotson in 2008, creating the need for a midterm election, Dotson said.

“John decided not to run, but when someone is appointed mayor there is a mid-term elections at the halfway point,” Dotson said. After Swarthout was appointed mayor, Dick was appointed as a council member to fill his seat. “Since that seat is up for election, John cannot come back,” Dotson said. “He

could be appointed, but it’s not automatic.” Gunn, who has been a council member for seven years, said she decided not to run because she has been busy at work and with her family. “Life has been busy and I heard there were going to be some great people running so I thought it should be somebody else’s turn, but I

guess those people decided not to run,” she said. If no one is elected to the three open seats, Gunn said she would return to council if appointed. “In January if there are not enough people to fill the seats that are vacated, I wouldn’t be against an appointment if council would see fit to that,” Gunn said.

Cardinal Ball helps save Felicity sports By Kellie Geist

A new booster club for the Felicity-Franklin Local School District is having their first major fundraiser to support the district’s athletics. FUNd for the KIDS will hold a Cardinal Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Felicity-Franklin Cafetorium, 415 Washington St. The evening will feature a $3,500 reverse raffle, a steak or chicken and rib din-

ner and musical entertainment. Recommended dress is dress-casual and all proceeds will go to the district’s athletic fund. “We want this to be an event that people look forward to every year,” said Michelle Boeckmann, FUNd for the KIDS president. “Hopefully, it will turn out to be a big social event.” No more than 200 raffle tickets and 200 companion tickets will be sold for the Cardinal Ball. Raffle tickets

are $100 and a raffle ticket and companion ticket are $125. All tickets include dinner, but the companion ticket is not included in the raffle. In addition to the reverse raffle, the group will be raffling off prizes donated by area businesses. Boeckmann said the booster club is hoping to raise $10,000 to go toward the athletic fund. The boosters were created last year to help save the freshman basketball team,

which the district was going to cut to balance the budget. “The school has experienced some financial difficulties and we realized we’d better get busy if we want to keep these programs,” Boeckmann said. “This organization exists solely to donate extra money to the athletic fund.” This year, the district discussed eliminating seventhgrade boys and girls basketball to stay within the budget. However, the school board said they would keep

these teams if the booster club could raise enough donations. “We can’t earmark the money for specific things when it goes into the athletic fund, but the board voted Monday (Aug. 24) to accept their proposal to pledge the money,” said FelicityFranklin Superintendent Glenn Moore. “We’re not going to take that money and say ‘Ha ha, thanks for the donation’ and spend it on something else. We’ll do the right thing here.”

“We’re very appreciative of the FUNd for the KIDS group,” Moore said. You must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket or attend the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Felicity River Hills Bank or from Boeckmann at 8762927 or Janet at 375-2323. “We really need to sell the tickets. It’s important we have enough tickets sold for this event to be a success,” Boeckmann said. “We need the community support to benefit our kids.”

BRIEFLY Safety meeting moved

Bethel – The Safety Committee will have a special meeting to discuss personnel issues at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in council chambers, 120 N. Main St. The meeting was originally scheduled for Aug. 27.

Learn to square dance

OWENSVILLE – The Wonders of the World 4-H Club is sponsoring a square dance from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in the 4-H Hall at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Free snacks and instructions will be provided. No previous dancing experience is necessary. The cost per person is $5, and the family rate is $20. Children 5 and under are free. Dress western. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Vandegrift at 734-7508 or

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to 7 p.m., it was merely a stopgap measure. We wanted to receive feedback from the public prior to instituting long-term hours,” said Dave Mezack, library executive director. “The public has been very proactive letting us know which operating hours would best accommodate their needs.” These hours reflect recent survey results indicating the public’s desire for more flexible hours. Surveys were administered at the Clermont County Fair and at all library locations. Survey is online at

Habitat is 20 years old

Clermont County – Clermont Chapter of Habitat for Humanity celebrated 20 years of service that includes the construction of 36 Habitat houses, 12 rehabs and repairs to other homes for lowincome families. The first Habitat family in Clermont County completed paying off its 20-year mortgage to TriState Habitat for Humanity in January 2009. These mortgage payments are recycled to help pay for building materials for another Habitat home. Ironically, 2008-2009 have been record years for foreclosures in Clermont County. Most of Habitat families have been able to weather this economical downturn. Clermont Habitat Chapter

is currently accepting housing applications of low-income families. For Habitat Housing information visit or call the TriState Habitat office to request an housing application at 513942-9211.

Two caught

NEVILLE – A man wanted for open felony warrant ran from police, but was caught later near Neville. A Clermont County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on U.S. 52 outside of the village of Neville about 2:35 p.m Aug. 6. Two men and two women were in the car. The deputy was notified by communications operators that the two men had active warrants on file. The deputy called for assistance and a canine unit after the passenger, Eric Clemons Jr., 5638 Kirby Ave. in Cincinnati, fled the scene on foot and ran toward the Ohio River. Sheriff’s deputies searched for Clemons, who had an open felony warrant for aggravated robbery from Butler County. He was caught at 5:50 p.m. The driver, Samuel Holmes, 30, was wanted in Portsmouth, Ohio, for possession of marijuana. His last known address was 612 Third St., Portsmouth.

Candidates file for Nov. 3 general election Community Press Staff Report Aug. 20 was the filing deadline for candidates to appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. The candidates are: Municipal court judge: • Thomas R. Herman • James A. Shriver Clerk of Courts, municipal: • Gregg Conrad • Tim Rudd Educational Service Center: • Jonathan K. Kraus • Paul T. Russell • Paul Young Bethel mayor: • James Dick • Russ W. Whitley Bethel village council: • Alan Ausman Bethel-Tate board of educa tion: • Kathy Adams • Scott Hobart

• Tammy Kenneda • Robert Ernest Nealan • Mark Rose • Brian Ward Felicity board of public affairs: • Donnie Hall Felicity-Franklin board of education: • Teresa Battista • Mary Ann Belt • Jen Hall • Laura Lowe • Christopher D. Smith • Aaron Taylor • Donald Woodall Felicity village council: • Carla Benjamin • Carol Hounshell • Arthea Tremper • Grace Wagner Franklin Township trustee: • Terry Dunaway • Billy B. Hazelbaker • Craig Rigdon Monroe Township Trustee:

• David L. Kunz • Thomas E. Peck • Joyce Ann Richardson Moscow village council: • Linda Carter • Carol Forste • Kent Jones • Lori Martineck • Dennis Skeene • Andrew R. Thaler Neville village council: • Lois Ann Badgley • Cecil Collins Jr. • Lorraine Jones • Mary Pulskamp Tate Township trustee: • Greg Burns • Mark A. Ingram • Ron Shouse • Franklin E. Wilson Washington Township trustee: • Tom Dix • Beth Nevel • David Peters • Lisa Williams


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Schools take swine flu precautions By Kellie Geist

Schools in Clermont County are taking precautions to guard against the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. Like many districts, FelicityFranklin and Bethel-Tate local school districts are sending home information to parents and working with staff to help prevent spreading the virus. “We’re following the Centers for Disease Control recommenda-

tions and there’s a list of things that go along with that,” said B e t h e l - Ta t e Superintendent Jim Smith. A letter will be sent to parSmith ents asking them to talk with their kids about washing their hands and cleanliness. It also encourages parents to keep kids home when they are sick.

The district also will be separating sick kids from the classroom and keeping a close eye on at-risk staff (such as the school nurse) and children with a high absentee rating, Smith said. “I would think we’re probably doing about what everyone else is doing,” he said. Parents in Felicity-Franklin will be getting letters with much of the same information. Superintendent Glenn Moore said the district sent out similar letters last year. “We’ve got the same (list) of

information that everyone else has to prevent the flu,” he said. Moore said staff members won’t be spending too much time talking about the virus because he didn’t want people to dwell on it. “I heard someone call schools little germ factories ... But I think we do a much better job of emphasizing cleanliness and health services than we used to,” he said. Both school districts will have information about the H1N1 virus on their Web sites: and The CDC has issued a number of guidelines schools can use based on conditions in their area. The CDC guidelines include requiring students and staff stay home at least 24 hours after a fever has passed. Other recommendations emphasize the importance of hand washing and covering noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing. Researchers are working on a swine flu vaccine that should be ready by the fall.


Teachers, school staff, parents and volunteers helped hand out school supplies to students in the Felicity-Franklin School District during Cool Tools for Schools Aug. 6.

Cool Tools for School helps kids gear up for school


Fourth-grade teacher Michelle Turner hands a pencil box filled with school supplies to fourthgrader Alexis Barger.

By Kellie Geist

Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence was planning to see about 800 faces during their annual Cool Tools for Schools event. The event, which provides free school supplies to any child from the district who attends, was held in the Felicity-Franklin High School Thursday, Aug. 6. Becky Barger, chair of FINE, said the program always is popular, but was especially so because of the economy. “We know things are tight and if it’s food or school supplies, you have to buy your children food,” Barger said. Donations and volunteers come from a wide variety of sources including individuals, county agencies, school staff and companies. Barger said FINE always accepts donations for school supplies. Fourth-grade teacher Michelle Turner said the Cool Tools for Schools is a great part of the community because it makes sure every child is on the same page when the school year starts. “When the kids come to school, everyone has all the supplies they need and we can just get started,” Turner said. Turner also likes the Cool Tools for School event because she gets to see a lot of smiling faces and meet some of the students who will be in her class. “It’s just exciting for me to see the kids getting excited about school,” Turner said. “For some, this their first time getting school supplies, so it’s pretty fun.” The Cool Tools for School is open to all students, kindergarten through grade 12 who are registered in the Felicity-Franklin Local School District.



Fifth-grader Makayla Flora and Anna Metzger pick up notebooks and other miscellaneous school supplies from Mendy Luck of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7496 Ladies Auxiliary.


The Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence hosted the 2009 Cool Tools for School Thursday, Aug. 6, at Felicity-Franklin High School.

Fourth-grader Grace Kirkham-Hartley, front, and fifth-grader Amy Jarman pick up pencils from Krystal York with the Clermont County Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. The club also signed kids up for the program during Cool Tools for Schools.


Effie Suter brought her granddaughter Brooke Donley to Cool Tools for Schools at Felicity-Franklin High School. Donley will be a kindergartner this year.


Bethel Journal


August 27, 2009

Where do our crises come from?

Everyone lives a drama. We try to be playwright and write the script to our lives. But it never works out that way. There are twists and turns both good and bad, unexpected surprises, disappointments and losses and challenging situations. And there are crises sprinkled throughout. Some of them can rock us to our toes. Where do our crises come from? I don’t accept the idea that God causes suffering and crises. In this imperfect world, they come along like hurricanes, lightening strikes causing forest fires, and volcanic eruptions. I agree with the analysis of various crises expressed by author Sue Monk Kidd. She says that the crises of life come mainly from three sources: developmental transitions, intrusive events, and internal uprisings. Developmental transitions occur naturally in everyone’s life. We move from stage to stage

though after awhile we hate the changing. Think of some of our changing stages: birth, beginning school, puberty, moving away Father Lou from home, riskGuntzelman ing and forming Perspectives r e l a t i o n s h i p s , choosing a career, entering the work force, and of course, marriage. Add to these raising children, dealing with midlife, the empty nest, retiring, losing a loved person, etc. Each occurrence usually brings varying degrees of crisis. They cause turmoil and rattle our illusion of control. There is a tug toward growth but a stronger tug to stay where we are. Intrusive events are a second source of life crises. Too many to number, they include accidents, serious illness, a loved person’s

The best way to meet the crises of life is to admit them, name as specifically as we can the feelings we are experiencing, spend time in genuine reflection (seek competent help if necessary), and be painfully honest with ourselves. death, natural catastrophes, a miscarriage, a terminated relationship, losing our job, a wayward child, dashed dreams, etc. Though harsh on us, crises are also doorways. How we handle them changes us into bitter or better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we take in the face of things we cannot change. Internal uprisings are the third source of personal crises. Their coming is usually subtle and

unspecified. We may begin to notice a vague sense of restlessness, emptiness, or a tinge of depression that hangs on. There may be spiritual doubts, insomnia, blossoming addictions, heightened anxiety, etc. We try to explain them by the terminology of today – stress, burnout, exhaustion. From where do these come? There is a life-force within us straining toward wholeness. What do we think pulls us through all the stages of growth and development in our lives? This life-force has its own ways of getting our attention when healthy development is stymied or stuck. Creating some sort of inner crises in us is its usual technique. Typically we only make significant changes when we hurt. Such crises are meant to nudge us toward some doorway we need to pass through. The trouble is, we never think of a crisis in this way. We just pour another drink, get busy, or use our

cell phone. A crises is always considered as something wrong, not something potentially helpful. Such thinking keeps us from looking for the new doorway. A crisis can be a holy summons to become more the person God made us to be. The best way to meet the crises of life is to admit them, name as specifically as we can the feelings we are experiencing, spend time in genuine reflection (seek competent help if necessary), and be painfully honest with ourselves. In short: feel, reflect, learn, and seek understanding which is the key. 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.

School’s in, drive safely near children Do you know that there are more than 50 different buildings in Clermont County used for the education of our children? There are thousands of school children who are using the roadways to reach their school. Some of them walk, some of them ride buses, some of them drive and some of them ride with their parents and friends. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely as the summer comes to an

end and the school year begins. All drivers usually encounter either a stopped school bus or drive through a school zone during a normal day. Lt. Randy McElfresh, post commander of the Batavia Patrol Post, wants to remind motorists to be extra careful when driving this time of year. Drivers need to pay attention for additional pedestrians walking along the roadways as the school year begins. Some schools are increasing

the walking distances students will have to travel to the bus stop to save money. Many of these students may be as young as 5 years old. McElfresh reminds motorists there also will be increased traffic on area roadways, which are congested already. Motorists are encouraged to give themselves extra time to reach their destination once schools open. In Clermont County, the majority of the schools will be open by Aug. 24. McElfresh offers

the following tips and facts about school bus/zone safety. The majority of school bus and school zone injuries occur outside the bus. So, the responsible motorist must take extra caution when approaching a school bus or school zone. • The speed limit in a school zone is 20 MPH during restricted hours. • If a school bus is stopped to pick up or drop off students, you must stop at least 10 feet from the


investigation to confirm the driver of the vehicle McElfresh and can issue a traffic citation for the violation. • If you are issued a citation, you must appear in court, and you can be assessed a fine up to $500 and a maximum one-year license suspension. “Children, motorists and parents need to be aware of the possible dangers while traveling to, from and near a school,â€? McElfresh said. “Each driver must drive with caution and each student must follow the rules to ensure safety.â€? Troopers from the patrol will be visible throughout the year in all of the area school zones.

front or rear of the bus. Do not resume driving until the bus has departed. The bus will not proceed until the students have safely arrived on their residence side of the road. • If a bus is stopped on a street or road, which has fewer than four lanes, all traffic proceeding in either direction must stop. If a bus is stopped on a street or road, which has four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop. • If you fail to stop, the bus driver can report your license plate number and a description of you and your motor vehicle to the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in that area. The law enforcement agency will conduct an


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Mastering the art of salmon grilling

With all the hype about the movie “Julie & Julia,” anyone who has what we call a “ J u l i a C h i l d ” story is sharing it. So today Rita I’m sharHeikenfeld ing mine. I was Rita’s kitchen u n d e r deadline for this column and the subject was cooking with wine. On a whim, I called Julia and, of course, she was “out” but the secretary said she’d give her the message. “OK,” I thought, “I’ll never hear.” About a half hour later the phone rang Child and my husband, Frank, answered and said the call was for me. When I asked him who it was he simply said “some elderly lady.” Well, it wouldn’t have mattered if it were a young lady; I was under deadline and had no time to chitchat. When I picked up the phone and said hello, the voice that said hello back was … Julia’s! I almost dropped the

phone. She was so nice, answered every question, and then just asked about my family and me. We talked for a total of 30 minutes, 10 of which was professional and the rest was personal. And guess what? She even sent me a signed thank you note. So that’s my Julia story and that’s why she was so loved and that’s why my copy of her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is dog-eared with use.

• In the body, water works as a shock absorber protecting joints. • Cold water is absorbed best and kids will drink more if it’s cold. • Make a homemade power drink. Dilute a drink that contains 100 percent Vitamin C by using at least twice the water recommended on the package.

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Perfectly grilled salmon

The 70-30 rule applies to any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with skin (or not) on both sides with olive or other oil.


Blueberry pomegranate dressing Napa Valley baked beans

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Rita’s pan-grilled salmon with lemon verbena and dill. Season both sides with salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is enough for all four) and the juice of a lime (about 2 tablespoons). Grill as indicated above.

Easy zucchini pineapple peach jam

For several readers who wanted this recipe again. Go to taste on the sugar. I find 3 cups is plenty, but most folks like 4-5. A nonstick pan is best for this. Use your favorite flavor of Jell-O. 6 cups grated zucchini, skin left on


⁄2 cup water 3-5 cups sugar 20 oz. crushed pineapple in juice or syrup 6 oz. favorite Jell-O: try peach, strawberry, apricot Boil zucchini in water for 5 minutes. Drain well and return to pan. Add sugar and pineapple. Boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn’t stick. Remove from heat and stir in Jell-O. Cool, spoon into jars and refrigerate.

during this hot weather when they’re in sports, since a child’s body takes longer to adjust to heat and humidity. • Kids produce more body heat but don’t sweat as much as adults so in hot weather they are at increased risk for dehydration.

Last week I published this recipe and forgot to say you could add up to 2 tablespoons salt to the brine if you want. 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

Tips from Rita on keeping kids hydrated

• So important especially

Batavia residents perform at Old West Fest music and dance; have taken part in storytelling programs, and have taught clogdancing workshops. Russ’s ancestors settled in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1800s, while Barb’s family stayed in New England and later the Ohio Valley. However, one of her Scots relatives strayed into eastern Kentucky, and that’s where she figures the love of mountain music comes from. Both of the Childers spent their childhoods listening to their parents tell stories ... and singing ... and dancing. With Russ on banjo or fiddle and Barb on guitar, washboard, spoons, paper bags and even feet, they share the music, stories, games, songs, and dances of the Appalachian Mountains as it was in the time before television. They’re joined in the Rabbit Hash String Band with the fiddling of Warren Waldron and the rhythmic guitar of Judy Waldron. When not performing as a group, the Waldrons of Somerville, Ohio, play and call traditional square dances all over the region. The band takes its name from the home of fiddler and former band member Tommy Taylor of Rabbit

Hash, Ky., who contributed an amazing repertoire of puns and one-liners as well as the band’s theme song “Rabbit Hash, Kentucky” featured in the acclaimed 2004 documentary “Rabbit Hash, Center of the Universe.” Running weekends Sept. 12 to Oct. 11, the Old West Festival will bring to life the dramatic scenes of popular western dramas based on the 1870s Dodge City. The permanent old west town will be educational and fun for the entire family. Store fronts will include antique, western-themed and hand-made crafts. Cold beer, sarsaparilla and other refreshments will be served in the Long Branch Saloon. Kids will enjoy panning for gold, traveling the frontier in covered wagons, on ponies or horses, riding the 19th-century steam locomotive inspired Sante Fe Deadline, participating in sing-a-longs, watching puppet shows, visiting the pioneer village, and learning about being a cowhand. Historically accurate shows will include medicine, saloon, magic, storytelling and Can Can dancers. And county, bluegrass and period musicians will be on stage throughout the day. Of course, one of the

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Schoolchildren and festivalgoers know Russ and Barb Childers as much for their old timey music as Bear Foot as they do for the Childers’ bluegrass harmonies in the Rabbit Hash String Band. Families visiting the Old West Festival east of Cincinnati will be able to see the Childers perform as both. The Rabbit Hash String Band will be on stage Sept. 13 and Bear Foot will be on stage Oct. 4. Russ and Barb Childers have been singing and playing music together as Bear Foot since 1983, when they appeared together in an off-Broadway production called “Close Harmonies” celebrating Appalachian poetry, music, and dance. They arrived at the musical present by different paths – Russ through years of playing music with various groups such as Company Comin’ and the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs – and Barb through dance. She was a founding member of an Appalachian clogdance trio called The Dancin’ Fools and editor of a clog dance newsletter called The Footnoter. Together they have conducted children’s workshops in games, dance, and song; have participated in school programs on Appalachian


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most popular attractions from last year will be returning – the authentic jaw dropping gun fight reenactments four times daily by the Big Irons Rangers, the Middletown-based Single Action Shooting Society group. Festival times and hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays running Sept. 12 to Oct. 11. The festival is at 1449 Greenbush-Cobb Road between Mount Orab and Williamsburg, just off Ohio 32. For more information, visit www.oldwestfestival. com or call 866-WEST-FES (866-937-8337). Old West Festival is also on Twitter and Facebook. The cost is $10 general admission; $6 for children ages 6 to 12; and children under 5 are free. Parking is free.

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Local children recently gathered at Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm to bake natural snacks, go canoeing, build forts and just have a good time being a kid. Camp Neverland at LBF

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to their “elected” office. Why should we allow some politician or bureaucrat sitting hundreds of mile away make our decisions for us. Pete They haven’t a Cummings clue what we need individually Community or do they care Press Guest anymore. Its how Columnist much monetary consideration they can get from you the American people. Ultimately we pay the bills. I’d love to see every “stimulus package” put to the country’s vote. Make them post it in full in language we can understand, and let’s vote on it. We the taxpaying public have a right to say where our money is spent. The constitution was drafted in a way that the American people were to be taxed, however, government was limited to and designed to be supported as a governing body that protects the people, “of the people, for the people” not to be run as a business. Let’s get back to basics. Pete Cummings lives on Kinnett Road in Bethel.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What do you expect from the Bengals this season?

“If they could stay sober, keep off drugs, stay out of barroom brawls, and quit beating their wives and/or girlfriends, they might have a chance. If I had to pay taxes in Cincinnati, I’d be ticked off. They built a brand new stadium and got nothing in return. They could also use some management. Mr. Brown just doesn’t have what it takes. He will never be like his dad. G.M. “Nothing.”


“Well I just finished watching ‘Hard Knocks’ on HBO which is featuring the Bengals. HBO did a great job, I really enjoyed it and was enthused about the upcoming season until they showed the segment in which Mike Brown was sharing his ideas with the coaches: ‘How about if we move the defensive end to tight end.’ “Mike is still micro-managing and that is not encouraging.” B.M. “I expect them to waste our time and money as usual.” R.S.H. “I expect the usual from these guys; absolutely nothing ... and I have never been disappointed!” J.G. “What do I expect ... or what do I hope?!! :-) “Expect: sadly, another losing season. “Hope: undefeated, Superbowlbound.” J.K. “This is what I’d like to see: a team that plays to their skill potential, obeys the law off the




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Let’s vote on it

During the last year I’ve gotten noticeably more involved and concerned in this country’s political future. I’m not a financial person to the point that I could see the market on the brink of decline. However I recall higher officials telling us plainly that the market is in “great shape.” I really feel I was lied to for a purpose. That purpose being to further their agendas of what we are seeing at this very moment. Excessive government involvement. In areas where they are not needed to the extent they want to put themselves. Where has this country lost its way to the point that small entrepreneurs and large businesses alike can’t pull themselves up by the boot straps and turn this economy around. The way I see it its the will and desire of the federal government that put this economy in a tumble by making loans available to people that would have never qualified. The government officials and politicians have lost something over the years. The realization that if it wasn’t for the American voter, and taxpayer, that politician would not have a job. They all work for us, after all it was our decision to mark their name on the ballot that gave them the key


Next question Do you think legalizing casino gambling will hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? 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. field, does good work in the community and earns the loyalty and esteem of the fans. “Here’s what we will probably see: a team that seldom wins, players charged with crimes and no one caring about the community. I hope I’m very wrong.” E.E.C. “Not much. Just like every year.” J.B. “I can’t ever hope to recapture the intense interest and excitement I had when following Cincinnati’s professional football team that I had when I was younger. I guess that’s part of the price you pay for getting older. “But if our team can spark any interest to match the excitement that I felt back in 1982, when the Bengals met the SF 49’ers in the Super Bowl (losing 21 to 26), I’ll be pleased. “I will never forget that game. I had been running for about two years, and did my four miles that morning, coming back with icicles hanging from my eyebrows under my hood! “And I will probably never again be so emotionally involved as I was when I went out on our front porch, after the game was lost to SF, and venting my rage at the open air! What a game that was!” B.B.





Livestock board on the November ballot

As many of you know, the 88th Ohio House District is comprised of all of Brown and parts of Clermont and Adams counties. The number one industry is agriculture. Consequently, I am always supporting and defending the agriculture industry. Recently, the Ohio Farm Bureau asked for my support to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. As a result earlier this month, my colleagues and I in the General Assembly passed a resolution that will put an issue on the ballot this November. Senate Joint Resolution 6, asks voters for their approval to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. The board will establish standards for the care of livestock and poultry, in addition to maintaining food safety and protecting Ohio’s local farms. The agricultural industry here in Ohio is a source of great pride and economic stability. The industry employs nearly 15 percent of Ohioans and generates $93 billion in revenue annually. Livestock such as cattle, pigs and poultry are an essential component of Ohio’s agricultural landscape. In fact, Ohio ranks 16th in the nation in beef production and produces more than 5 billion pounds of milk annually. In addition, our

poultry industry yields more than 7 billion eggs per year. Growing up on my grandparent’s farm in Sardinia, I was thrilled to go to the hen house to Ohio Rep. gather eggs. Danny Bubp The way in which Ohio’s liveCommunity stock are manPress Guest aged affects many Columnist different aspects of the industry. In addition, consumers have an interest in ensuring their locally produced products are of the highest quality. Our home-state farmers always have practiced excellent treatment of farm animals, maintained high standards for food safety practices and provided nothing but the best Ohio grown goods. The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, if passed by the voters, would bring together the “best practices” of our local farmers to strengthen our No. 1 industry and ensure consumers continue to receive the excellent hometown goods we are so privileged to enjoy. The 13-member livestock board will consist of local farmers, veterinarians, statewide agricul-

ture organizations, members of county humane societies and consumers. The committee would have the authority to implement certain guidelines regarding such issues as animal disease prevention, biosecurity, livestock care and food production. The measure is supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Ohio Pork Producers Council, the Ohio Poultry Association, the Ohio Dairy Producers Association, the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, the Ohio Soybean Association and the Ohio Corn Growers Association. I am also proud to support this measure and encourage your favorable vote in November, as it can only strengthen our agricultural industry and provide a forum for consumers. I want to thank the Adams, Brown and Clermont County Farm Bureau members for contacting me concerning this important resolution. If you have any thoughts or concerns, or if you have further questions on this issue or other matters facing state government, please feel free to contact my office at (614) 644-6034 or write to me at Representative Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. You may also e-mail me at

Marijuana: Is it harmful to society? Many know Clermont County law enforcement, particularly the Clermont County Narcotics Task Force, regularly arrest individuals in possession of or trafficking in marijuana. Law enforcement follows the laws set forth by lawmakers. Yet nationwide some continue to endorse the legalization of marijuana and many blogs are full of comments chastising law enforcement for wasting public funds. This caused me to delve into public policy questions and some possible reasons the government criminalizes the possession, sale and use of marijuana. Marijuana is an illegal Schedule I drug and has a high potential for abuse. Marijuana contains THC (tetrahydrocannabinol); a chemical that creates short-term issues with memory and learning, distorted perception, loss of coordination, reduction in cognition, problem solving, and an increase in heart rate and anxiety lasting up to 24 hours. Medical research estimates marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons (components harmful to health) than tobacco smoke. In one study, first-time users increased by 6,000 per day in the United States during 2007. A 2006 study compiled by Drug Abuse Warning Network, an estimated 113 million emergency

While there may be compelling reasons to decriminalize marijuana, are we prepared to deal with the unintended consequences? room visits were drug related, of that 290,563 involved marijuana. In 1997 the percentage of admissions where marijuana was the primary drug was 12.3 percent. By 2007 that percentage increased to 15.8 percent or 287,933 admissions. Many would argue the criminal justice cost justifies a “turn-yourhead approach.” A 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey reported 12.7 percent of state prisoners and 12.4 percent of federal prisoners were serving time for marijuanarelated offenses. Most in law enforcement know a very small percentage (less than 3 percent), go to jail for using the drug as compared to those selling it. This would lead me to my most compelling point: I estimate more than 60 percent of marijuana arrests made in Clermont County are generated by citizen complaints. These problems have come about while the use of marijuana is illegal. How much would that increase if it is legalized? Some advocate it should be regulated by the federal govern-

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BRIEFLY This week in golf

• Bethel-Tate High School won the East Side Challenge with a score of 362, Aug. 18 at White Oak. • Bethel-Tate’s Jason Adams shot a 6-over-par 42 on the front nine at Circling Hills, Aug. 20, helping his team defeat Cincinnati Country Day, 336-363. Bethel advanced to 3-0.

Athletic scholarship

Graham Rose of Bethel has been awarded a Scholar Athlete Scholarship by the Southwest District Athletic Board of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Rose, the son of Mark Rose and Lisa Rose, was co-salutatorian of the Bethel-Tate High School Class of 2009. He holds varsity letters in wrestling, soccer and track, and was a two-time district qualifier in wrestling. Rose was a member of the Senior All-Star Team for the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association. He was co-captain of Bethel-Tate men’s soccer team, which won its first league title in the school’s history this past year. He also was named to the Southern Buckeye League’s all-star second-team in both wrestling and soccer for two years. Rose will be attending Purdue University this fall. He plans to major in aerospace engineering. The Scholar Athlete Scholarships are awarded to students based on their achievements in both academics and athletics. This year’s winners were honored at a reception at the Dayton Marriott Hotel.

Felicity-Franklin tennis program grows By Mark Chalifoux

The Felicity-Franklin High School girls’ tennis program is just 3 years old, but the players have shown a considerable amount of improvement. The team brings back a number of players, including junior Amanda White, senior Kristin Sturgiss, sophomores Taylor Carter, Bridget Hazenfield and McKenzie Taylor. Junior Cierra Nickol is another returning player. Carissa Cumby and Heather Tatman are two new players to the team. “We expect to just get


Felicity-Franklin High School’s Carissa Cumby digs one in the back court. better and win a few matches and build up the program,” said head coach

Ralph Adams. “We’re a very young program, the youngest tennis program in the conference and we’re trying to get in the habit of winning and getting the girls over their nervousness.” Adams said some players get intimidated playing against bigger schools since Felicity-Franklin is the smallest school in the conference. “This is a resilient group of girls and most of them work pretty hard,” he said. “They have good attitudes and that’s everything, really. Having a good attitude and working hard even when you haven’t played much tennis is the key to getting better.” Adams said tennis isn’t the easiest sport to learn but that doesn’t deter the newer players he has. Adams said he was appreciative the school board brought back the girls’ tennis program, as it looked like the funding for the sport might be cut at one point. “They decided to sponsor girls’ tennis again and the girls, their parents and myself are all real appreciative,” Adams said.


Felicity-Franklin’s Taylor Carter hits a back hand on the run.


McKenzie Turner volleys with coach Ralph Adams during practice.

Scholarship 5K run

New Richmond High School will have its first NRHS Scholarship 5K Run as part of the cross country home invitational at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. The race is open to anyone not part of a high school cross country team. The cost of the race is $5, and the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund that will award an annual scholarship to a NRHS male and female (senior) cross country runner. Runners should be at New Richmond High School by 8:45 a.m. on race day to register. To volunteer at the event, contact New Richmond cross country coach Rylan Shebesta at

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Amanda White works on her serve before the start of the season. The FelicityFranklin Cardinals’ lady tennis team takes advantage of a rained out match to get in a little extra practice before the start of the season.


Ciara Nickol of Felicity-Franklin High School returns a serve from her teammate.

Heather Tatman of Felicity-Franklin High School gets aggressive at the net and smashes one home.

Bethel, Felicity volleyball back in action By Mark Chalifoux

High school volleyball teams are back in the gym and both Bethel-Tate and Felicity-Franklin have some good young talent. McNick looks to have a strong team for 2009 as well.


The Bethel-Tate High School volleyball team will have a season of change in 2009 but return a pair of talented players from 2008 in Kathy and Christie Howison. The team also has a pair of strong newcomers in Cyra Jones and Carolin Baker. “The girls have a whole new coaching staff and we have been working hard since the spring,” head coach Mary Beth Tucker said. “The girls are dedicated to winning and we have high hopes for the season. There’s a lot of work to be done but we’re committed to building a winning team and program.”

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players, including four-year setter Keirstin Bowling. Junior Alex Stevanson is a junior setter and Amber McCann is a good player back for the Cardinals after missing 2008 due to injury. Senior middle hitter Loren Schutzius will be a key contributor as well, along with four-year player Trisha Casnellie. Chelsey Hull will be a key defensive player and Steffany Utley has improved and should provide assistance as well. Senior Kristen Moran should be a strong libero for the Cardinals. Freshman Amber Lawrence is a nice hitter with a love of the game that could challenge for a starting job, Adams said. The team is also moving down to Division IV, which should help in the postseason. “The biggest challenge is BRANDON C. SEVERN/CONTRIBUTOR getting everyone to play to Bethel-Tate’s Kathy Howison spikes the ball over the outstretched arms of Erin their potential,” he said. “I Bogan of Blanchester during a match in 2008. think they have a lot of abil“The seniors need to step ity they are holding back on High School volleyball team returns six players from last up and take charge and play and they are capable of year’s team and head coach to their potential,” he said. stepping up and winning Damon Smith said he’s “I think we’ll be better than some games. If we play to waiting for some players to last year but how much bet- our potential we can play with anyone.” establish themselves as ter, I don’t know.” The team returns several team leaders.


The McNicholas High School volleyball team lost in the district finals to Tipp City in 2008 and the Rockets have high expectations again for 2009, despite graduating seven seniors from last year’s squad. Two returning players with the most experience, Alli Kirby and Rebecca Shallow, will lead McNick. The 2008 team went 19-5 and won the GGCL title. “Just because we lost seven seniors doesn’t mean we take a step backwards,” head coach Denny Murphy said. “Our goal is another league title and to advance further in the tournament.” Murphy said the team has talent but lacks experience, which will make the first few weeks of the season tougher on McNick. The Rockets play a tough schedule that should help McNick prepare for the postseason. “The harder schedule will benefit us as we will gain some much needed experience against high-level teams,” Murphy said.


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UC Clermont volleyball preps for tough schedule


The UC Clermont volleyball team gears up for the season. From left are Cindy Votel, Lauren Bradford, Kelley Koons, Rachel Hays, Sarah Shumate, Jaci Stewart, Erica Hoctor, Courtney Davis and Rachel Ferguson. Back for their sophomore year with the Cougars are outside hitter Sarah Shumate, defensive specialist Cindy Votel from Bellevue, Ky., and setter Lauren Bradford. Each of these players has shown definite improvement as a result of the year

of experience. Newcomers to the team include middle hitter Rachel Hays from Amelia High School, setter Courtney Davis and outside hitter Rachel Ferguson. Each freshman garnered several awards during her high school career and possesses valuable club volley-

SIDELINES Classics Hammer FC soccer will conduct the fall edition of the Youth Development Academy from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 40, Oct. 7 and 14, at Classics Hammer FC Training Facility on Kellogg Avenue in front of Four Season’s Marina.

by professional staff through the use of a circuit curriculum, enabling players the chance to improve their technique with different coaches each session. The play portion of the session will allow each player to showcase their skills and practice what is learned that day.

Thursday Division

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Angie and Dan Albrinck display a temporary sign for the Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex in front of the couple’s property at 4343 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, which will soon be home to a quintet of hardwood courts .

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nies including Andres Lumber and Stock Building Supply. Dan, an Anderson Township resident, suspects the shift from lumber warehouse to hardwood courts will benefit the entire community, he said. “There really isn’t a place to play on the east side of town. Right now my boys are in a basketball league in

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Nothin’ but Net offers five courts Local athletes seeking indoor facilities won’t have to look far when Nothin’ but Net Sports Complex at 4343 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road opens its doors in September. The facility promises to have a quintet of high school size courts for basketball and volleyball constructed of hardwood and is currently being renovated by its new owners, Dan and Angie Albrinck. The building was formerly home to lumber compa-


consecutive conference championship. The 2009 schedule features two home tri-matches. The Cougar Classic returns Sunday, Sept. 20, but has evolved into an OCAC event. New this year is the UCC Volleyfest (Saturday, September 5) featuring teams from both the OCAC and ORCC. NCAA Division II opponent Central State University will also be visiting the Cougardome. The Cougars will travel to play NCAA Division III foes Transylvania University and Defiance College. UC Clermont plays all home games at the Student Activities Center or “Cougardome” on campus. The full 2009 schedule and additional information about the team can be found at under the athletics link.

Sports Complex to open in Sept.


Youth development academy

Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session start, and is available at Cost is $60. Make checks payable to Classics Hammer FC. Mail checks to Classics Hammer Fall YDA, 7314 Woodcroft Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Each soccer player will be trained

ball experience. The 2009 schedule shapes up to be the toughest in the history of the UC Clermont volleyball program. The Cougars will be playing in two conferences this year. Not only will the team be competing for another Ohio

Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) title, but they will also be provisional members of the new Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC). The Cougars ended the 2008 season with a successful run at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship tournament. UC Clermont won an exciting five-set match over Robert MorrisSpringfield in the fifth-place game. The team also achieved an historic first last season – a No. 1 national ranking for two weeks in the USCAA coaches’ poll. This season, the Cougars will be attempting to qualify for the tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The season featured the highest level of play seen in quite some time. In spite of this challenge, the Cougars still prevailed for their fifth


The UC Clermont Cougars volleyball team has been hard at work during August in preparation for the 2009 campaign. They begin their quest for conference and national success on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a 6 p.m. match at Southern State Community College. Head Coach Joe Harpring summarizes the team as a blend of experienced players with a few newcomers. Senior middle hitter and two-time ORCC Most Valuable Player Kelley Koons returns for her final season and joins junior outside hitter Jaci Stewart from Blanchester High School and junior libero Erica Hoctor from Turpin High School to provide a wealth of leadership. Junior middle hitter Lynn Abbinante will help with the team but will be sitting out this season as a “red shirt” year.

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Mason,” Dan joked. “Once you’ve been driving all the way out there with 10 parents on each team for a few years then you figure there has to be a better way.” The couple decided “a better way” in this instance would necessitate a move on their part. Dan and Angie have four children ranging in age from the eighth grade to a 6month-old baby and the pair wasn’t looking to travel to Mason each week for the next 15 years. The Albrincks started looking for a facility before Christmas last year when they discovered a former warehouse for sale at 4343 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road. The couple closed on the property Friday, June 12, and promptly began renovations Monday, June 15. “We didn’t waste a minute. We were there at 7 a.m. Monday morning with six subcontractors,” Dan said of streamlining the process. “We are going to be open for the fall season.” The facility will host youth basketball and volleyball leagues for both boys and girls. Hourly court rentals, adult volleyball leagues, volleyball camps, basketball camps and private training sessions will also be available. “We expect to see over 700,000 guests a year at the facility once at full capacity and I think we will get there really quick,” Dan said. “It’s going to give everyone a place to play near home. “It’s something great for the whole Eastside I think,” Dan added. “We’ll have 130 games every weekend at full capacity.” Dan is also contemplating the inclusion of futsal leagues, a small-scale version of soccer played on fields of similar size to basketball courts. For details about league registration, camps, training sessions or the facility call 528-1000 or visit

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Random Images, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Photographs by Ashley Clements, Steve Ferdelman, Dawn Martin, Maria Ines Ortiz, Olga Pustovoit and Rosemary Young. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. Through Sept. 4. 732-5332. Batavia.


Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Exercising with Angela Lansbury, Richard Simmons and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 3950 Round Bottom Road. Plants, deli department, frozen custard, gift boxes, fruit baskets, strawberries, corn and other vegetables. Presented by Village of Newtown. 561-2004. Newtown.

Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Wet playground with 16-foot tree with two slides, great blue heron, frogs, turtles and flowers that spray water. $2 ages 2-12; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Rent rowboat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Fishing ticket good for 12 hours. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Moler Raceway Park Racing, 4:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quarter-mile dirt oval track racing. $15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 9


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. 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. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road. $4 for 8-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. 724-7824. Williamsburg, Ohio.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 780 Loveland Miamiville Road. 7747007. Loveland. Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28. $2 bottles and half-price select appetizers. 576-6789. Loveland.


Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Blood pressure, height, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township.


Harmony Hill Vineyards ‘Market On The Hill’, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. Unique “All Ohio Proud” market. Local beef, lamb, vegetables, eggs, cheese, artisan breads and wine. 734-3548; Bethel. Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 3135 Lindale Mount Holly Road. Fresh-picked fruits and vegetables that are harvested several times each day and kept under refrigeration. 797-8344. Mount Holly. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township,, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Williamsburg Mum Sales, 7247824. Williamsburg, Ohio.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.


Family Fun Day, 10 a.m. Beach Time Fun. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.752-5580; Amelia.


Pretty, Pretty Princess, 2 p.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount CarmelTobasco Road. Free. Registration required. 528-1744 . Union Township.

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Bob Cushing, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. 697-9705. Loveland.


Campus Mob, 10 p.m. O’Neal’s Tavern, 7466 Beechmont Ave. $3. 231-7241. Anderson Township.


Larry Love Comedy Show, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28. Stand-up comedy with Tim Collins, Jason Robbins, Joe Prath and Larry Love. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 576-6789. Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. 683-5692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-7 a.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, $2 ages 212; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township.


UC Clermont College is hosting the art exhibit “Random Images” from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. The exhibit includes photographs by Ashley Clements, Steve Ferdelman, Dawn Martin, Maria Ines Ortiz, Olga Pustovoit and Rosemary Young. Admission is free. The exhibit runs through Sept. 4. Call 732-5332. See Ashley Clements’ “Yellow Iris 71.” M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 1

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Random Images, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5332. Batavia.

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $9.39 six hours, $11.27 12 hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.



Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 2 p.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 11 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.

Beth Moore’s Living Proof Live Simulcast, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, $18. Reservations required. 232-6644. Anderson Township.


Open House Worship, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. 474-4938; Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.



Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.

Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.



Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon Extending the Season. Plant fall crops in gardens; clean garlic. 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.

Loveland Area Chamber Golf Outing, 11 a.m. Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. Includes greens fees, cart, lunch, and dinner. Contests, prizes, and auction. $700 team of four, $175. Registration required by Aug. 26. 683-1544. Loveland.

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Random Images, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5332. Batavia.


Zumba Fitness, 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road. Combining music with dynamic exercise moves. 2183474. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 5612004. Newtown.


Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 11 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 528-1744. Union Township. Story Time, 11 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Registration required. 752-5580; Amelia.

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Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown. Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 797-8344. Mount Holly. Farmer’s Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Municipal Parking Lot, 6876 Main Street, Presented by Village of Newtown. 561-7697. Village of Newtown.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.


First Wednesday Book Group, 2 p.m. “The Touch” by Colleen McCullough. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.

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Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.



Cincinnati Outdoor Shakespeare presents the comedy “As You Like It,” at Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. A preview is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 2-5; and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. It is free. Visit

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, $2 ages 212; vehicle permit required. 521-7275. Anderson Township.


The Cincinnati Salsa Festival returns to Sawyer Point and expands to a four-day event from Thursday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 30. It includes entertainment for all ages – music, dance, a children’s world with games and rides, dance workshops, concessions and performances, including headliners Chamaco Rivera and the Casablanca Tribute to Tito Puente. From 7-10 p.m. Thursday, there is a free concert by Son del Caribe and a free Salsa class at Fountain Square. A pre-party is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, at the Contemporary Arts Center. Cost is $15. The festival is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. It is free. Dancing workshops will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency of Cincinnati for beginner to advanced dancers for $15. Visit


Bethel Journal


August 27, 2009

Drive through for flu shots Sept. 19 The Clermont County General Health District is offering seasonal flu shots at a drive-through clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds at 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. No appointments are needed at this clinic. The clinic is targeted at adults, since the flu shots will be given while people remain in their vehicles. The shots cost $15; no checks, Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance will be accepted as payment. Those on Medicare or Medicaid,

and children 17 and under should make an appointment for a vaccine at another time by calling 7358400. “This is for seasonal flu only,” said Clermont Health Commissioner Marty Lambert. “The Centers for Disease Control has told us that an H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine should be available in mid October. That vaccine will likely require two shots given 21-28 days apart. The Health District is busy planning for mass H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations for high priority groups later this fall.” The Clermont General Health District said those

who should get an annual flu shot are those who are at high risk of developing serious flu complications, or those who live with or care for those at a high risk of developing serious complications. Those who should receive a seasonal vaccine are: • Children aged 6 months to age 19 • Pregnant women • People 50 years of age and older • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities • People who live with or

care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: • Health care workers • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated) “Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family and others from seasonal flu,” said Lambert. For more information about the flu, visit www.ClermontHealthDistrict.Org; a flu hotline is also available at 588-5121.

Major enforcement effort seeks to save lives Local law enforcement agencies will be out in full force during the Labor Day holiday period, beginning Aug. 21. They will join thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies throughout the nation as they take part in the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest” crackdown on impaired driving. The enforcement blitz will last through the holiday weekend. Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. In 2007, nearly 13,000 people died in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Clermont County in 2008, there were 227 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in eight deaths and 141 injuries. The picture for motorcycle riders is particularly bleak. In fatal crashes in 2008, a higher percentage of motorcycle riders, 36 percent, had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher than any other type of motor

In 2007, nearly 13,000 people died in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. In Clermont County in 2008, there were 227 alcoholrelated crashes, resulting in eight deaths and 141 injuries. vehicle driver. “Make no mistake. Our message is simple. No matter what you drive – a passenger car, pickup, sport utility vehicle or motorcycle – if we catch you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions. No excuses,” said Sergeant Paul Lezotte, with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post. “We will be out in force to get more drunk drivers off the road and save lives that might otherwise be lost.” “Driving with a BAC of .08 or high-

er is illegal in every state. Yet we continue to see a tragic number of people with debilitating injuries and deaths as a result of impaired driving. This careless disregard for human life must stop. To help ensure that happens, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is dedicated to arresting impaired drivers wherever and whenever we find them,” said Lezotte. “Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant,” said Martha Enriquez of Clermont County Safe Communities. “Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, and dozens of other expenses. So just don’t take the chance.” For more information, call 7358409.


Paige Wilson, Caitlyn Fox and Darcy Angel collect school supplies.

Heritage Girls donate supplies

American Heritage Girls Troop OH0522 recently participated in H.U.G.S. (Heritage Girls United in Giving Service), collecting donations of school supplies and other items for duffle bags for children placed in foster care. Their efforts resulted in three shopping carts of supplies and more than $300 to help local children. If you are interested in finding out more about this Christ-centered Scouting organization or joining, attend the annual ice cream social form 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Bethel United Methodist Church; or call Cassie Anderson at 734 2279.

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Dr. Bell is a graduate of Anderson High School Class of 1993 and has returned to the area to provide the most up to date and comprehensive medical and surgical care of eye diseases. Dr. Jason Bell received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University, and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School studying retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and received a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Jason Bell has published many original scientific articles in several basic and clinical science journals, and he recently co-authored a book chapter for the leading textbook for corneal, refractive, and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jason Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye, as well as standard ophthalmic primary care and glasses prescriptions for adults and children. He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment surgery. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders. Dr. Jason Bell is also a Volunteer Faculty of Ophthalmology with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and teaches ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery at the VA Medical Center, as well as teaching residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center.

Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. will be accepting patients of all types and can be reached for an appointment at the Anderson Office at 513-232-5550, or at the Clermont Office at 513-732-1718.


Bethel Journal

August 27, 2009


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The 13th annual Starfish Foundation, a John E. McManus Memorial fund golf benefit, was recently held at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia. The Starfish Foundation benefits abused and neglected children involved with Clermont County Children’s Protective Services by providing the children with special items they would not normally have the opportunity to have while in foster care. In the past, the Starfish Foundation has funded summer camp fees, sports fees and equipment, graduation expenses, pizza parties and any other needs that assist in brightening these children’s lives while they are in foster care. This year, The Starfish Foundation coordinator Wade Grabowski was given a plaque from Clermont County Children’s Services for his 13 years of dedica-

tion and support. Clermont County Commissioners Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey presented the plaque to Grabowski. Each year, Grabowski, Clermont County facilities management director, organizes the benefit and was recognized for all his hard work. There were more than 120 golfers this year who enjoyed a day of golf that included lunch and door prizes. About 50 door prizes were raffled off, including a trip to Gatlinburg, donated by MaxFM 99.5. In addition, the radio station assisted in promoting the event, which included a special guest, Rich Apuzzo from Skyeye Weather. For more information about The Starfish Foundation or to make a donation, contact The Clermont County Children’s Protective Services at 732-STOP, or call Wade Grabowski at 7328850.

Clermont County vigil remembers those lost to suicide

Every 40 seconds someone dies as a result of suicide; worldwide, suicide claims one million lives each year. Suicide is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. In Clermont County, suicide rates are increasing; thus far this year, 24 suicides have been reported. If you or someone you know have lost a loved one, as a result of suicide, you are invited to attend a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Union Township Veterans’ Memorial Park, corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike. “In Clermont County we’ve seen the biggest increase in suicides among those 30 to 40 years old,� said Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board Executive Director Karen Scherra. “These are people that, in many cases are struggling with economic pressures and in some cases the stigma of admitting they have a mental illness. Suicide is preventable, if you ask for help.� If you or someone you know is considering suicide, reach out for help today. Call the Clermont Crisis Line at (513) 528-SAVE (7283). The eighth annual candlelight vigil is being held during National Suicide Pre-

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vention Week, Sept. 6 to Sept. 12. The event is sponsored by the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, and the Mental Health Association of Cincinnati. The event will include the ceremonial lighting of candles to remember those who died as a result of suicide and a balloon release. For more information about the candlelight vigil, contact Virginia Dennis at (513) 721-2910, ext. 15, or e-mail

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haven’t seen in years and it was great. One of the Class of ‘59 came from California and one from Wisconsin. The folks who get the reunion set up are to be congratulated. There were 15 people who are on this committee to put this together and what a fine bunch of folks they are. They had a picnic at the Lake Loreli Pavilion Sunday, but Ruth Ann and I didn’t attend. Now Sunday morning we visited the Belfast United Methodist Church for their outside service and picnic,

along with my brother and sister in law. The preacher was Ron Slater who happened to be a classmate of the 1959 class. Then we went to our church in the afternoon for a 90th birthday celebration for a young feller, who was home finally from a nursing home after falling and breaking his hip. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless all. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


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AMELIA FRIDAY NIGHT St. Bernadette Church 10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

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Starfish Foundation hosts golf outing

The Monroe Grange does so much, such as donating to the Clermont County omeless George H Shelter, the Rooks Free ClothOle ing Store in Fisherman Bethel, buying Christmas gifts for senior citizens, Thanksgiving meals, gifts to the Veterans Home in Georgetown and many more. The Grange is a very active organization. We read a publication last week where a Grange in Pennsylvania has a Grange Fair every year. It was organized in 1874 and is still well attended. Last Saturday evening Ruth Ann and I went to the Clermont County fairgrounds at the multi-purpose building to attend Clermont Northeastern High School’s second annual alumni dinner. Ruth Ann was in the Class of 1959. This was a wonderful evening and we got to see and visit with folks we


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Commissioners Bob Proud, left, and Ed Humphrey, right, present Wade Grabowski with a plaque for his years of service to The Starfish Foundation.

Howdy folks, The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show is history and it was a great one – probably the best one yet. The number of tractors on display was the biggest they have ever had, more than 500. This is wonderful. Folks can get to see the different kinds. This show is one of the best, and our younger generations can see some of the early tools; like at the tent by the main office, that a young feller from Bethel, had. The school building the folks at the show have been working on for several years was something to behold. The school desks that each student sat in reminded me of my school days. The Pringle’s had a list of rules for the teachers and kids, they are: For the female teacher, they will not marry during their term of contract. The second rule is a female teacher will not keep company with men, and you may not loiter downtown in the ice cream stores. Now the rules for the men teachers are a few: The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault, can be given a raise of 25 cents per week providing the school board approves. Another one is each male teacher will lay away a goodly amount of his pay so he will not become a burden on society. Things have changed. Now back then a teacher would bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day’s session. After 10 hours of school the teacher may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or good books. Now on some modern activities. The Monroe Grange met Friday evening to make pillowcases for children who have cancer. When they come back from a treatment they will have a new, colorful pillowcase on their pillow. There were eight folks there and the group made 17 pillowcases. There were several different colors, each one was trimmed at the top with a different color than the bottom.

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Bethel Journal

Athenaeum of Ohio

Registrations are now being accepted for the autumn quarter (Sept. 8Nov. 16) at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Registrations received after Friday, Aug. 28, must be accompanied by a late fee of $30. Among the courses are: “Old Testament Scriptures,” “Psalms,” “Romans,” “Human Development and Spiritual Experience,” “Theology of the Body,” “The Church,” “Group Process,” “Chemical Dependency,” “Medieval Christendom and the Reformations,” “Vatican II: Problem or Solution” and “Theology of Ministry.” Classes are scheduled days and evenings and may be taken for graduate credit or audit. For more information, call the Registrar’s Office at 231-2223 or e-mail The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program is hosting a day-long workshop, Appreciative Inquiry and Pastoral Planning. “Celebrate What’s Right in Your Parish: Appreciative Inquiry


August 27, 2009 and Effective Pastoral Planning” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the athenaeum. The cost is $45 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Visit or call 2311200 for the registration form. The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Church of the Good Samaritan

Author and spiritual director Barbara Crafton will lead a workshop, “Prayer: For Better or for Worse,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the church. Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author of many books. She is known and loved by many who have heard her at conferences at Ohio’s Kenyon College or who have read her books. She is also the founder of the Geranium Farm,, an online institute for the promotion of spiritual growth. Seating is limited. Make reserva-

tions early by mail to the Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia, OH 45102; or by phone from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekday mornings at 753-4115. The cost is $20 and includes lunch and snacks. Send your check or pay at the door. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Barbara Crafton will also be preaching Sunday, Sept. 6, at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. The church is at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Community Church of Nazarene

Milford First United Methodist

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays.

The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church is hosting WAVE (Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary) at 6 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 2 through May 19, 2010. It is a free meal (donations accepted). The event includes food, fun and fellowship. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Mount Zion- St. Paul United Church of Christ

The church is hosting the annual Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be a $1 table, top-shelf raffle articles, homebaked goods including pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge, jams, jellies and children’s mystery bags. Lunch is available. The church is at 1562 ClermontvilleLaurel Road, New Richmond; 5534432.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

The quarterly Clermont County Prayer Rally is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the church. The prayer focus (including praise and worship) will be co-ordinated to center upon four themes: Praise and thanksgiving, confession, revival and worship. All Clermont County believers and evangelical churches are welcome. Contact Pastor Ron Edwards at Pleasant Hill Baptist (831-7598) or Pastor Les Sanders at Milford Assembly of God (831-

8039). The church is at 1170 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-7598.

SonRise Community Church

The church is hosting a free Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Bridge Café, 203 Mill St., in downtown Old Milford. Dinner is prepared for by a small group of volunteers from SonRise community church. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD 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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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

Trinity United Methodist

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 PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

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


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


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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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

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

The Church of the Good Samaritan 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Rd Sunday 9:30am...Adult Christian Formation 10:30am...Holy Eucharist Handicapped Accessible Phone: 513-753-4115

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400

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


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

“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

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.

Welcomes Y You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young


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)

Sundayy Worshipp 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



A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

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


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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

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

Sunday Worship. 10:00am


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-6th Grades).................. ...........10:30am Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible


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



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

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

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

Nursery care provided

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

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

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United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group.................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............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:

“Room for the Whole Family”

Amelia United Methodist Church

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


Pastor: Tom Bevers

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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





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


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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”




| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128 BIRTHS


CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Property damaged at 3347 Macedonia, Bethel, Aug. 7.


Unlisted items taken at 2599 Sprague

Road, Bethel, Aug. 7. Unlisted items taken at 2608 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 7. Gasoline not paid for at Clinger’s Marathon at 806 Market St., Bethel, Aug. 7. Male stated card used with no authorization at 3491 Inez Ave., Bethel, Aug. 3.





Timothy Sams, Mt. Carmel, alter, 1327 Ohio 133, Franklin Township. Tomi Maynard, Bethel, deck, 612 Laura Drive, Tate Township, $6,000. John Minshew, Winchester, alter, 202 Bethel Concord, Tate Township.


William Patterson, Bethel, garage, 2605 Poplar Ridge, Tate Township. Jester Jones Schifer Architect, Dublin, new-Verizon Wireless cabinet, 2051 Ohio 756, Washington Township, $30,000; tower, $30,000.

Total Quality Logistics vs. Midnight Logistics LLC, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Mohamed Ahmed Ali, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. SLT Logistics Inc., professional tort Charles Feldkamp vs. Administrator Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and Core Composites Cincinnati LLC, worker’s compensation Edward J. Fairbanks Jr. vs. Robert McCabe Company Inc., et al., worker’s compensation Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Matthew W. Leliaert, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Tracy L. Surratt, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Greg Handleton, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. James R. Branham, et al., foreclosure The Bank of New York Mellon vs. Emanuel Lefkowitz, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Melissa A. Dunnohow, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Ehren G. Bealor, et al., foreclosure OneWest Bank FSB vs. Lora A. Bostic and Curtis L. Bostic, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Rebecca J. Napier and America’s Wholesale Lender, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Robert A. Dollenmeyer II, et al., foreclosure Morequity Inc. vs. Wayne C. Mullenix, et al., foreclosure Secretary of Veterans Affairs vs. Joshua C. Zender, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Charles Zimmer Jr., et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Debbie K. Grant, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Daryl Alexander, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Nathan R. Liftin, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company National vs. Jeffrey W. King, et al., foreclosure Cooks Grant Condominium Unit Owners Association vs. Sarah Mulhoolland Gardner, et al., foreclosure Keybank NA vs. Timothy A. Parker, et al., foreclosure Farm Credit Services of Mid America PCA vs. Dallas W. Price and Teresa A. Price, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Scott R. Welden, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Bobby C. Marksberry, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Norman D. Peters, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Laura F. Bassett and Ronnie Bassett, foreclosure Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Association vs. Jennifer L. Buxton, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Andrea J. Pistole and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Nancy White and Capital One Bank, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Oletta L. Bishop, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Randal A. Golden and Kimberly M. Golden, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin D. Ramey and Joyce Ramey, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lawrence G. Larkin, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Charles Ungethuem, foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Leslie W. Koch, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Christopher B. Washburn, et al., foreclosure National City Bank vs. Jon P. Neill, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Daroll L. Reece, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Charles C. Cook Jr., et al., foreclosure Liberty Savings Bank vs. Casey D. Orourke, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Carol J. Hankins, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Angelo R. Simms, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. William J. Rayborn, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Alvin Davidson Jr. and Clermont County Treasurers Office, foreclosure Cincinnati Insurance Company and Alice Wannenwetsch vs. James Dunlap, other civil


Patricia N. Inskeep vs. Brian K. Inskeep Kelly Harris vs. Jason M. Harris


Ramsey Wallace vs. Michelle Wallace Angela Renee Harris vs. Scott Myron Harris Wayne Mark Reynolds vs. Paula Yvonne Reynolds Patrick F. Regan vs. Karen Dale Howard Arianna R. Osborn vs. Kristopher K. Osborn Matthew R. McDonald and Karina J. Guttman Sue Ruhland vs. Kenneth Ruhland


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.

Karli M. Wass, 24, 8760 Landen Drive, Loveland, robbery, aggravated burglary, Loveland Police. Craig D. Couch, 28, 8760 Landen Drive, Loveland, robbery, aggravated burglary, Loveland Police. Justin R. Kreig, 27, 730 Ohio 32, Batavia, possession of heroin, Williamsburg Village Police. Daniel Anthony Clack, 22, 5413 N. Timber Creek Drive, Milford, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Miami Township Police. Tina M. Young, 40, theft, tampering with records, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Sherri L. Harris, 35, 1170 Eunita Drive, Milford, theft, tampering with records, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Lynn V. Elam, 29, 200 Doe Runn Court, Batavia, grand theft, tampering with records, The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. James R. Bennington, 25, 621 Boyd Ave., West Union, Ohio, felonious assault, Goshen Police. Kelley G. Bennington, 24, 972 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, felonious assault, Goshen Police. Joshua W. M. Henson, 20, 235 Mulberry St. #59, Felicity, felonious assault, aggravated assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael W. Harris, 19, burglary, theft, Loveland Police. John Michael Fisler, 26, 550 Ely St., Batavia, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert A. Murphy, 47, 1081 Ohio 28, Milford, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jason Russell Thomas, 28, 2149 Trail Ridge Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Rudy D. Barber, 32, 3761 Jonesville Road, Owenton, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.

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The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Mae R. Hanna vs. David C. Keszei, presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court dismissed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division.

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


601 Easter Road, Rick Beasley, executor to Arthur & Edithe Williams, 0.354 acre, $99,410.

Ohio 222, Frank Hurdle & Jeanine Hornsby Hurdle to William Hurdle, trustee, $21,710. Ohio 222, Frank Hurdle & Jeanine Hornsby Hurdle to William Hurdle,

trustee, 5 acre, $21,710. Ohio 222, Frank Hurdle & Jeanine Hornsby Hurdle to William Hurdle, trustee, 5 acre, $21,710. Ohio 222, Frank Hurdle & Jeanine Hornsby Hurdle to William Hurdle, trustee, 5 acre, $21,710. 1278 Ohio 222, Citizens Bank of Higginsport & 1278 Farms Inc. to Citizens Bank of Higginsport, 125.7 acre, $800,000.


203 Walnut St., Green Tree Servicing LLC. to Money Lenders LLC., 0.44 acre, $22,000.


Congratulations to Henry & Virginia Stubbe of New Richmond, Ohio. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary July 30, 2009 with their daughter Kim (Dave), son Ford (Judy) and their 7 grandsons Zach, Josh, Rutger, Seth, Kyle, Ethan, and Ryne.

Landscape Bodies Aluminum Van Bodies Custom & Specialty Bodies Dump Bodies Utility Bodies FRP Bodies Flatbeds Ice & Snow Removal Equipment Replacement Parts Tool Boxes Hitches Lift Gates Ladder Racks Vehicle Lighting AND REPAIRS TO THEM ALL!!! 

Randy M. Forman, 29, 59 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Gregory L. Norris Jr., 30, 236 Mulberry St. Lot 4, Felicity, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.



Peoples Community Bank vs. West Union Properties LLC, et al., other civil Discover Bank vs. Karen Webber, other civil Sharefax Credit Union Inc. vs. Barbie R. Prather, et al., other civil FIA Card Services NA successor in interest to bank vs. Linda L. Jones, other civil Kevin Couch vs. Sadie Grindstaff and Allstate Insurance Co., other civil Rachelle Steele vs. Daniel J. Houston, other civil CACH LLC vs. Ruth Fagley, other civil Daniel Morton vs. General Motors Company, other civil Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Julie D. Nolan, other civil American Express Centurion Bank vs. Harry Auel, other civil Milford 28 Investors LLC vs. Wireless Vision LLC, other civil



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

Bethel Journal

August 27, 2009

PUBLIC NOTICE 1. Ashley Adams F187 11051 Stephen Road North Bend, Ohio 45052 2. Carol Gatrell/David Day A2 328 S. Union Street Bethel,Ohio 45106 3 . James Faulkner M454 1070 Loveland Madeira Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 4. Jeff Fultz E153 329 South Street #5 Bethel, Ohio 45106 5. Ruth Garrison J387 PO Box 386 North Bend, Ohio 45052 6. Matt Grooms S 7 1 1 81 Judd Road Amelia, Ohio 45102 7. Oliva Horner D 1 1 9 4695 Tri County Highway Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 8.Sharon Powll M439 112 S. Clinton Street Middletown, Ohio 45044 9. Carl Ramsey N485 & Q523 14 Montgomery Way # I Amelia, Ohio 45102 10. John Weeks N471 1737 Dainum Road New Richmond, Ohio 45157 11. Christopher Wilson J386 1 5 1 Sweetbriar Drive Batavia, Ohio 45103 12. Shari Youtsey 103 Bethel Park Drive Bcthcl, Ohio 45106 1001493511





Bethel Journal

On the record

August 27, 2009

DEATHS Betty Jane Clark Barger

Betty Jane Clark Barger, 75, of Felicity died Aug. 16 Survived by daughter, Becky Barger and her fiancé, Bill Mullen; sisters, Barbara Rouse, Wanda Werline, Dorothy Walker and Angie Garrett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Farmer Barger; and sister, Ernestine Rouse. Services were Aug. 19 at the Felicity Christian Church, Felicity.

Alice G. Mills

Alice G. Mills, 93, of Blanchester and formerly of Hamersville died Aug. 18. Survived by son, Allen G. Mills; daughter, Nellie J. Osborn; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by daughter, Martha M. Hanes; brothers, Walter “Bing” Fry and Michael S. Fry;


and sister, Inez L. Lewallen. Services were Aug. 21 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: Continental Manor Nursing Home Activities Fund, 820 E. Center St., Blanchester, OH 45107.

Our Lady of Visitation Class of 1989 – is celebrating its 20-year reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grille, 6507 Harrison Ave. For questions or to RSVP contact Katie Abrams-Muldoon at

Nancy F. Parks

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.

Nancy F. Parks, 68, of Bethel died Aug. 12. Survived by husband, Dan Parks of Bethel; sons, James (Darlene) Parks of Bethel and Stephen Parks of New Richmond; brother, Mark Foster of Georgetown; grandchild, Angela Ranae (Jason) Whitaker; and great-grandchildren, Jamison and Amber Lynn Whitaker. Preceded in death by parents, Lowell and Alberta K. (nee Hays) Foster; and sister, Melaine Anderson. Services were Aug. 15 at Saltair Church of Christ, Bethel. Memorials to: Saltair Church of Christ, 2124 Ohio 222, Bethel, OH 45106; or Bethel Tate Life Squad, 149 N. East St., Bethel, OH 45106.

Greenhills High School class of 1984 – Committee members including Angelo Zolotas, Karen (Lampert) Pizzimenti, Diane (Witherby) Shapiro and Karen (Henry) Bender are planning a reunion for August. Class members are asked to update their address, phone number and e-mail address by emailing the information to:

Fees change at sheriff’s office Recently the Ohio Attorney General raised processing fees they charge sheriffs’ offices. • Webcheck criminal history – state of Ohio, $30; national (FBI), $35; state and national, $55. • Concealed carry licenses: New license, $67; $91 (less than five consecutive years as an Ohio resident). Renewal license, $50 (five consecutive years as an

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.

Ohio resident); $74 (less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident). • Emergency/temporary license: $37, emergency/temporary license; $61, less than 5 consecutive years as an Ohio resident. • Lost license: $15, replacement fee for lost license. • Fingerprint cards (processed at the jail), $10.





Glen Este High School Class of 1989 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at

Jenny Eilermann


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The Amelia High School Class of 1969 – is having its 40th year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hilltop Reception Hall, 2141 Ohio 125, (Old DX Ranch). Cost is $30 per person. The class is inviting any other classes that would like to attend. Listed below are classmates needed for correct mailing/e-mail information. Contact Nancy Knox at or 513-876-2859, or Kathy Baker at Denise Bein-Nailor, Stephen Gail Brooks, Phillip Craig, Albert Delisle, Gary Frazee, Tom Garcia, Ben Gillespie, Daryl Gilliland, Sharon Goins-Angel, Alvis Gary Hastings, Michael Hogue, Peggy Jones-Robinson, Paul Kendall, Joncey Ladd, Penny Mason, James McCracken, Stuart Edward Mentz, Robert Nolte, Carol Pearson-Boehm, Carl Ramsey, Ray Eugune Short, Jeff Smith, Ruby Snider, Gary Stone, Doug Waddle and Danny Wilson. Withrow High School Class of 1944 – Will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a reunion luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave. Any class members and families of that

St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St. Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. BYOB is permitted. RSVP by emailing stdominicclass1969@zoomtown.c om, or by contacting Sharon Lipps Holtz at 859-441-2980, or Marcia Hammersmith Wechsler at 513451-3775. 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. St. Dominic Class of 1985 – is having a reunion from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. In addition, there will be a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a tour of the school. If members of the class have not been contacted about this event, or for information or to make reservations, call Gayle Dreiling Campbell at 245-1228. E-mail m for information. Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th Reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. Those who are in this class and haven’t been contacted are asked to notify Cathy Wilmers Recker at 513265-1283 right away.



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The Bellevue High School Class of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing further information should contact The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 513-9414619, Bob Honkomp at 513-9213762 or Jack Lisk at 513-9213670 for more information. Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in. Come out for a fun evening of catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed to find lost classmates. If you are an interested member of these classes or know of anyone who is, for more information and to register, contact Julia Caulton at 513-7425916. Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 513-752-8604.


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The Woodward High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 12. For information, contact the Web site at

year are invited to attend. Contact Bob McGrath at 513-871-3631, or e-mail him at

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Receptions Eastgate (Biggs Plaza). Go to, or the Facebook page under “Glen Este Class of 1989 Reunion” for more details, or call Melanie Sturgeon at 513-688-1886.

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