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NEW LAW AIMS TO SLOW HEAD TRAUMA IN SPORTS Lower-body injuries top list among youth sports

By Mark D. Motz

Arguably the best player on the field, wasn’t. A week into contact drills during preseason football practices at New Richmond High School, a four-year starter and team leader had participated for part of only one practice. Not because of bad grades. Not for disciplinary reasons. Not even because he didn’t feel up to playing. Rather, he’d been held out to comply with the law. A new Ohio requirement – signed into law in December of 2012 and enacted in April of this year – prevents players with concussions from returning to action too soon. This particular player took a blow to the head on the first day of practice and had yet to receive medical clearance to play. (The Community Press is not naming the student-athlete for privacy reasons; he has since been cleared to play.) “You can’t be too careful,” first-year Lions head coach Josh Stratton said. “He had his bell rung, for sure. But with this new law in Ohio, anything that even looks like a concussion has to be taken off the field, tested and cleared. “If a player is dehydrated and gets a headache from that and tells a coach or a trainer, we have to have them checked. We’ve lost some player days to that kind of scenario, but keeping kids safe is a lot more important than sending them out there if they’re injured or potentially injured.” The legislation known as House Bill 143 “implements statewide standards (for) when a young athlete demonstrates the signs or symptoms of a concussion or traumatic brain injury,” said state Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus), one of the bill’s co-authors. “The legislation also prohibits a school authority from allowing a student to practice for or compete in interscholastic athletics until the student has submitted a signed form stating that the student and the student's parent or other guardian has received a concussion and head injury information sheet created by the (Ohio) Department of Health.” Such precautions are a far cry from the playing days of University of Cincinnati orthopedist Dr. Angelo Colosimo – a former Bengals team doctor who was a high school and college player in his own right. “When I played, you got drilled, you didn’t even know where you were and you went back to the huddle and carried the ball again,” Colosimo said. “It’s amazing where the science has gone when you look at the long-term damage of traumatic brain injuries. It affects you long term. The idea is to limit that. “You can’t play (football) without contact. If you play this game, you’re going to get your head dinged. It’s going to happen. What we’re trying to do is to limit the damage that’s done.” Dr. Edward Marcheschi leads The Christ Hospital sports medicine concussion management program and supports the new state law. “I think the state law is a necessary step to ensure that people involved in sports are being educated and that our youth athletes are being protected from suffering from a potentially catastrophic injury when the brain is traumatized from a concussion,” he said. “Concussion

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you tear an ACL, you can fix it and it doesn’t affect your memory, give you dementia or depress you. When you start to mess with the brain, there’s a lot of long term implications.” “There’s a lot more knowledge to what happens to their brains later in life,” Anderson High School trainer April Nierman said. “A lot of kids that have gotten their bell rung have sat out a period of time. There’s a progression to come back. It’s a period of four to five days to get them to come back after their symptoms are gone.” The new law broadens the protection by requiring standards for those participating in youth sports organizations not affiliated with the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

While concussions may get the most attention when it comes to injuries, they account for just 14 percent of all youth sports injuries (age 19 and under) according to a study done by USA Today. The study analyzed youth sports injuries in 2011 and 2012 and determined the three most common sports injuries are sprains/strains, fractures and contusions. When being more specific, Oxford Physical Therapy’s Liz Reis said injuries to the ankle, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the shoulder’s are the most common injuries she sees as a physical therapist among high school athletes. In today’s world of expensive shoes, the argument has come about whether or not a shoe can cause an injury. The perception is you see more ACL tears today than you did 10-20 years ago when shoes weren’t as advanced, but Reis believes there are a variety of factors that play into any injury. “… There is a push for a more natural shoe,” she said. “From a physical therapist’s perspective, if your foot mechanics are off, then it’s going to work up the chain and cause problems. … There is no rhyme or reason as to when these people are developing these injuries, but in theory, most people need a good, supportive shoe.” Reis has seen an increase in Iliotibial Band Syndrome, or more commonly known as the ITSB, in high school athletes. Also known as “Runners Knee,” according to it occurs when the IT band, a ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, is tight or inflamed. The problem with the injury is it can be hidden with the use of anti-inflammatories and many athletes get back to their respective sport before the injury is fully healed. “The injury is not so much worrisome, but it can be difficult to rehab,” Reis said. “The (IT band) crosses the knee, so every time we bend our knee the band actually slips under the bone and it’s just a repetitive injury. People just need to give it time to heal, rest and strengthen the other muscles.” One trend Reis has seen lately is an increase in hamstring strains in younger athletes. The reason is factually unknown, but Reis has her opinion. “I think it goes along with people gaining an understanding of stretching and warming up,” she said. “Some kids as they are going through growth spurts, their bones are elongating and the muscles are being forced to stretch out at the same time. So the kids are trying to stretch and using these muscles when

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Taken in May 2010, physical therapist Krisiti Williams of Cincinnati Children’s works with Cole Schlesner, then 15, of Loveland who was hit in the head with a baseball while pitching against a batter with a new style of aluminum bat. He had many surgeries and had to pretty much learn life functions all over again.FILE PHOTO

is a mild traumatic brain injury, but there is nothing ‘mild' about it.” Ask Loveland parent Scott Schlesner, whose son Cole took a line drive to the head in a summer-league baseball game four years ago, causing traumatic brain injury. “It’s really encouraging that there is a greater sense of awareness in society about the dangers of head injury,” Schlesner said. “Unlike a lot of other injuries, head injury is the one thing that nobody really knows the long-term ramifications, how they may affect you, down the road. UC trainer Bob Mangine, who sees patients of all ages through Novacare in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, agreed. “It’s critical because of the long-term problem you can develop,” he said. “If



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Auditor: Bethel not in compliance By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — A state auditor’s report reveals the village still does not have adequate controls in its accounting and financial


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reporting methods. Bringing the village’s accounting and financial reporting methods into compliance is important if village officials want to be removed from the state’s fiscal emergency category. A fiscal emergency was declared on Aug. 24, 2010, after a fiscal analysis revealed the village had deficit fund balances of $401,178 and $340,766 as of Dec. 31, 2009, and May 31, 2010, respectively. A seven-member commission was appointed by the state to help the village regain financial stability. The recent auditor’s report states the village does not maintain an inventory of capital assets, and because of that cannot determine if items have been lost or stolen and if the assets are being used in the most efficient manner, among other things. In addition, budgeted revenues and appropriations in the accounting



system used by the village do not agree with the most current supporting documents, according to the report. It states, the “Fiscal Officer should compare budgeted amounts in the accounting system to the current amended certificate and appropriations measures as passed by council to ensure that recorded amounts are accurate.” The auditor’s office also reports that village officials maintain inadequate personnel files and only the police department uses vacation forms that are signed by the employee and supervisor. The report also mentions a bank reconciliation difference of $2,550.83, which relates to


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an audit performed in 2010. “This reconciling item has been carried on the reconciliation for over a year and needs to be documented and posted,” according to the report. In conclusion, the report states, “It is our opinion that the current methods of accounting and financial reporting of the Village of Bethel are not completely in compliance with Chapter 117 of the Revised Code and the requirements of the Auditor of State.” The report studied a period from Jan.1, 2012, to Feb. 19, 2013. “This report on accounting methods states whether there are ade-

quate controls in place to assure confidence in the records,” wrote Dave Yost, auditor of the state, in the report. During Village Council’s recent meeting, Bill Gilpin, Bethel’s fiscal officer, said he met with a representative from the state auditor’s office about its recent report. “By far and large we are in great shape, (but) there are two or three things we’ll need to work on in the next month or so,” he said. The state auditor’s office, in the meantime, has officially begun the paperwork to remove the village from fiscal emergency, Gilpin told council. “They like the way we’re doing everything, it’s just some things aren’t recorded on paper – so we’re going to have to adopt a couple of written policy-type documents.” Gilpin refused to comment on what the village needs to work on. “It is still a bit premature to address the items,” Gilpin wrote in an email.


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A newcomers class for women who recently moved to the area begins 9:45-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the church. Call Sue Black at 233-9556 for more information or for childcare reservations.

The church has two contemporary services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and two traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. A contemporary service is also offered at 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month in the fellowship hall. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;



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“Ultimately, House Bill143 sets a uniformed standard for concussion treatment in sports activities throughout the entire state, and we will be reducing the risk of sporadic enforcement that existed previously,” Stinziano said. Reporters Kurt Backscheider, Jeanne Houck, Kelly McBride and Scott Springer contributed to this story.

they are working out, so they start to get some strain in the muscle. I think that is where a lot of these hamstring strains are coming in as they go through these growth spurts.” ACL tears, ITSB and hamstring problems are just three of hundreds of injuries that occur each high school sports season, but the prevention is all the same: Rest, adding prevention and strengthening exercises and proper technique top the list of way to prevent injuries. “These statistics don’t have to be part of the game if we take some simple precautions,” Kate Carr of Safe Kids Worldwide said as part of the USA Today study.

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Water upgrades to cost millions By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — The water won’t stop flowing in Bethel any time soon – if residents can afford the multimillion dollar upgrades. Village Council recently passed five ordinances to improve its water infrastructure. All told, the immediate cost for consultation and planning services is $225,800. Ultimately, the projects could end up costing almost $2.5 million. The first expense was repainting the water tower on state Route 133.

“We already accepted this by motion, but we should have done it by legislation, that’s why it’s up tonight,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator. Council voted to spend $302,800 to enter into a contract with American Suncraft Company to repaint the water tower on state Route 133. Dotson previously said the repainting should be done by the end of the year. Officials will pay for the repainting in a threeyear span, he said. Council also agreed on a contract with Brand-

stetter Carroll for engineering and consultation to replace the water tower on Tower Alley. “We had attempted to replace this tower approximately eight years ago, but we had to abandon that project when steel prices climbed suddenly following our bidding process,” Dotson said in an email. Construction bids for the tower are going to be advertised in February, according to the proposed schedule in the contract.

Replacing the water tower is estimated to cost $650,000, according to a letter Bruce Brandstetter, vice president of Brandstetter Carroll, sent village officials. The100,000-gallon tower will be replaced with a 250,000-gallon tower, Dotson said in an email. Officials also passed ordinances to begin improving water infrastructure and underground piping, said Jim Rees, village council member. “We’re in the engineer-

ing phase right now,” Rees said. “You got to do the engineering before you can do the bid work.” The infrastructure improvements are part of a three-year project, he said. Council also agreed to enter into a consultation agreement with Brandstetter Carroll to upgrade the northern and central water mains. Brandstetter estimates replacing the two water mains will cost $1.31 million.

“This will allow for better control and circulation of water within the village,” Doston said in an email. Officials plan to use Ohio Environmental Protection Agency grants and loans to fund the project. All of these projects will be paid from the Water Enterprise Improvement fund, which is funded through water rates and not by tax money, according to Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman.

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Clermont Senior Services benefit from killer night out Clermont Senior Services hosted a charity murder mystery “Whodunit” dinner June 6. Proceeds support transportation, Meals-on-Wheels, home care, adult day services and more. Presented by Superior Home Care and National Bank & Trust, “Crime & Pun-ishment,” an award winning 1920s gangsterland murder mystery, was set in Mafia Don Lou Zar’s Speakeasy, where there are plenty of gangsters, flappers and freshly bootlegged drinks. Audience participation was encouraged and 150 guests enjoyed bribing and questioning suspects, and

comparing notes to solve the infamous crime. “Clermont Senior Services has grown and thrived for more than 40 years with the support of the community. All of our efforts to raise money for elderly citizens would not be successful without the support of our very generous sponsors, our loyal attendees and our dedicated volunteers. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of all those touched by our services,” said Cindy Gramke, executive director. If you would like to help improve the quality of life for older adults, call 724-1255.

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Commissioner seeks more control over fees, budgets By Jason Hoffman

The Ohio House of Representatives Tax Reform Legislative Committee conducted its second of five meetings Thursday, Aug. 21, at the University of Cincinnati East to receive local input on potential changes to the Ohio tax code. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRES

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BATAVIA — Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey joined his fellow southern Ohio elected officials Wednesday seeking changes to the state tax code. The Ohio House of Representatives Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee met at the University of Cincinnati East campus to as the second stop of a five-hearing process. Humphrey recommended the committee look at, among other things, charging sales tax on internet purchases and giving more power to county commissioners over local budgets. “Local businesses are hurt by sales from outside the state,” Humphrey said of what he called the Internet tax loophole. “Make the playing field even.” County offices like the auditor, recorder and courts are substantial expenditures of public money that have no oversight from the commissioners and that needs to change, he told the committee. In addition to the oversight, Humphrey wanted the state to give counties the ability to charge more permissive sales and use taxes and a local option for motor vehicle licensing. The committee also heard testimony from a variety of county, city and township representatives as well as members of the state’s Department of Taxation and Office of Budget and Management. Main points of contention at the meeting were

whether cutting taxes for business actually increases jobs in Ohio and how local governments can better provide services through cross-border collaboration. Gavin Leonard, state director for One Ohio Now – an advocacy group for taxation – said tax cuts don’t translate to an increase in business and job growth in a state, contrary to talking points from Gov. John Kasich’s administration. Tax exemptions, at some levels do help Ohioans, he said, but many are giveaways to special-interest groups. Discussing concerns over businesses leaving because of taxes, Leonard said migration is simply not a concern. “The employment rate in the manufacturing industry is down 17.7 percent,” Leonard said, citing Bureau of Labor statistics comparing 2005 and 2013. “It’s time to re-evaluate and do a more honest assessment of finding that right balance between what Ohioans want and need in terms of both services and tax rates.” State Tax Commissioner Joe Testa said he is proud of the accomplishments under Gov. John Kasich. Ohio, Testa said, has balanced its budget, restored a rainy-day fund, eliminated the estate tax and replaced the corporate-franchise tax – all goals the governor had when taking office. Want to know more about the stories that matter in Clermont County? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.


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Communication key, new principal says By Jeanne Houck

Monroe Grange

The Monroe Grange will meet on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. with a covered dish supper. Followed by their planning meeting for the upcoming year. The Grange year begins with Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31.

Bethel Lions

The Bethel Lions club will not meet on Labor Day, but will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant Memorial Building.

BETHEL — The new principal

at Bethel-Tate Middle School says students, parents, teachers and staff can all expect the same thing from her: “I like to have an open communication system because I am very approachable and always willing to listen,” said Christen Davis, who this school year succeeded long-time principal Steve Gill in the top post at the middle school at 649 W Plane St. in Bethel. “We are all a part of a team working towards the same goal of our students succeeding and creDavis ating life-long learners and productive citizens. “I like to be very involved and like to work closely with the vested members of the school and community to make sure our students succeed both in and out of the classroom while maintaining high expectations,” said Davis, who lives in Milford. Davis was assistant principal at Ross Middle School for the past nine years. Reared in Elizabethtown, Ky., she earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Western Kentucky University and then a master’s degree in education administration and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction at the University of Cincinnati. Davis taught sixth-, seventh-


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and eighth-grade students in the New Richmond Exempted Village Schools, where she also was the curriculum facilitator at an elementary school. Melissa Kircher, superintendent of the Bethel-Tate Local Schools, said Davis’ teaching and administrative experience makes her a good fit for her new job. Davis’ family history is a positive, too. “I come from a long line of educators,” Davis said. “I always wanted and knew I would be an educator. “My mom is a retired high school teacher and counselor, my aunt is a current middle school language arts teacher and I have several great aunts and a grandmother who were also educators,” Davis said. “I have always loved school and I wish for my students to have that same passion. “I want their school experiences to be both productive and fulfilling for them,” Davis said. Davis said she wanted to be

principal of the Bethel-Tate Middle School because “I love the middle school age group.” “I wanted to be the principal at Bethel-Tate Middle School specifically because I am familiar with the success of the school district,” Davis said. “I am also aware of the type of close community that Bethel is and that really makes for a great connection and for successful schools. “I have received such a warm welcome from parents and students as well as the staff,” Davis said. Asked whether she is planning any changes at the middle school, Davis said, “I have already discovered that the middle school has a great staff and amazing students.” “The only changes we will all be working through are the new requirements that are coming from the Ohio Department of Education to make sure we continue the top-notch education our students are receiving here,” Davis said.

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the First Presbyterian Church. Hostesses for the evening are Valerie Music and Angie McMahan. Members are to answer roll call by naming what color peonies they grow. The program entitled “A Peony for Your Thoughts” will be presented by David and Jill Russell. The horticulture specimen is to be a spray of chrysanthemums.

Mobile mammogram screening

Mercy Health’s Mobile Mammography Units will be at Eastgate Family Medicine, 4421 Eastgate Blvd., on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Appointments are required for the screenings, which take about 15 minutes. Call 6863300 or 1-855-746-5123 to schedule.

Rain gardens

The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District will conduct a rain garden workshop 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Goshen’s Stagge-Marre Park, 6662 Goshen Road, Goshen.

Experts will review everything from finding a good location for a garden, determining the size, depth and shape of the garden, and selecting the right plants. There is no cost to attend the workshop, but for planning purposes participants should register either online at eventsraingarden.aspx or by calling 732-7075 ext. 3.

Electric bill assistance

Aug. 31 is the last day for the Summer Crisis Program to assist eligible low-income Ohioans with paying their electric bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program, 3003 Hospital Drive, Batavia, will continue to see applicants by appointment Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with exception on Thursdays, which is walk-in day for emergencies only. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 732-2277.

Taxpayer meeting

Americans for Prosperity – Ohio will conduct a taxpayer town hall meeting on state spending at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. The free event will feature remarks from state Rep. John Becker (R-Union Township). “We are proud to provide this opportunity for Ohioans who have questions about state spending to connect directly with their elected official,” said Eli Miller, State Director of Americans for Prosperity – Ohio. Americans for Prosperity is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity.

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New Richmond students ace AP exams When New Richmond Exempted Village School District Superintendent Adam Bird approached Mark Bailey about becoming principal at the high school, one of the first subjects on the agenda was improving the school’s advanced placement course test scores. Bird got the results he wanted this year as 65 New Richmond High School students scored three or higher on the 2013 Advanced Placement tests to become eligible for college credit that could save them anywhere from $80,000 to $115,000 in tuition based on semester hour charges at local universities. Eleven students scored a five, 24 earned a four and 30 earned a three (which is the cutoff for many colleges for AP credit), an improvement of 23 percent over 2012. “Mark and his NRHS staff are to be commended for the way they made it a priority and made it happen,” Bird told the New Richmond board of education. “The tremendous jump in AP results is a testament to the hard work of the students, staff, and administration at NRHS.” “Our staff’s dedication and hard work has resulted in the highest percentage of passing scores on the AP test since

NRHS started keeping records of the results,” said Bailey. “The national average for scores of three or above is around 52 percent, and I sincerely hope that everyone feels a great sense of accomplishment from this past year ... improved OGT results and improvement in AP test results.” Overall, seven of 11 students taking the biology AP test passed with three or higher, 13 of 15 passed their Literature & Composition test, 19 of 25 students passed the Human Geography test (six with scores of five), 10 of 15 students passed the U.S. Government test and 11 students passed the Chemistry test (compared to only two in 2012). Bailey made professional development and updated classroom supplies - from textbooks to pigs for dissecting - for AP classes a priority. “They made improving AP results a building focus and backed that up with professional development and budgetary support,” said Bird. “We had new, up-to-date textbooks and we had two sections this year so class size was smaller,” said human geography teacher Bill Harris. “But the number one reason we did so

Nineteen of Bill Harris’ 25 AP geography students passed the AP exam. THANKS TO ENOS PENNINGTON

well (56 percent got fours and fives, 76 percent passed with an average score of 3.5) was that these kids worked their tails off. “Over the years I’ve given more and more work and this year’s group rarely complained. This was best group I’ve ever had for asking questions. They made sure they understood concepts rather than being content to rattle off definitions and theories.” Harris’ experience as an AP geography reader in 2012 also helped with the improved scores.

“Having graded AP exams the year before I had a much better plan for teaching how to break down the essays and maximize scores,” said Harris. AP biology teacher Joe Moorehead and AP Literature and Composition teacher Nicole Parker echoed Harris’ views about student effort paying off. “An AP class presents many challenges, but the biggest challenge at times is getting your students to believe in themselves,” said Moorehead. “Believing that they know the material and they are becoming ex-


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St. Bernadette students and staff April 30 mourned the unexpected loss of third- and fourth-grade teacher Susan Meineke. She taught third- and fourth-graders for more than 25 years at St. Bernadette. The new playground was blessed and dedicated May 7 in her memory. Her husband Steve Meineke attended the dedication ceremony in his wife's honor. From left are Steve Meineke, Fr. Bill Stockelman and the students of Susan Meineke’s third- and fourth-grade classes. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER

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Each student submitted a scholarship application which included an essay on their community service activities. “These 14 students had the most impressive and impactful community service records. They are assets to their community and Lykins Companies is honored to help them continue their good works with college scholarships,” said Jeff Lykins, Lykins Companies president.

Batavia student wins Invention Convention Wishing someone would invent a solution to your problem? Young inventors took all those wishes to heart when they created their inventions for the third annual Cincinnati Invention Convention. Area students brought their solutions (both individuals and team entries) to everyday problems for a chance to win scholarships and prizes, For the past 20 years, more than one million Ohio kids have participated in The Invention Convention creating useful, sometimes crazy and always interesting inventions. The Invention Convention inspires students to create and problem solve while developing

their inventions. It differs from science fairs becasue the focus of the curriculum is to recognize simple to complex problems that individuals face every day and follow them through the process of creating solutions to them. The grand prize award, a $2,500 college scholarship went to Joey Rodriguez, a sixth-grader from Batavia Middle School. He invented the “Pedal Buddy.” First-place winners of a $500 college scholarship were: • Grade three, Trey Stuntz from Clermont Northeastern. • Grade four, Matthew Meyer from Ohio Virtual Academy. • Grade five, Kylie Hoerth from Clermont Northeastern

perts in their subject with practice and patience.” “I am thrilled with the performance of my students on the AP English exam this year. I enjoyed teaching this group so much, and I am pleased to know that so many of them have earned college credit for the course by scoring well on the exam,” said Parker. “They are a talented group of people, and they really worked hard. It is wonderful to see them earn this reward for their efforts.” Two New Richmond students passed AP exams without taking the AP course. “Juliane Molitor got a four in AP German without taking an AP German course,” said Harris. “I know her mother is German, but how many English speaking students could get a four on the English Language and Composition exam.” Even more impressive to Harris was Courtney Roberts who got a five on the Psychology AP exam and a three in European history. “Not only did she not take AP courses in those subjects, she didn’t even take Psychology or Western Civilization, the two related college-prep courses,” said Harris.

• Grade six, Gabe Iker from Batavia Middle School. • Grades seven and eight, Bende McCartney and Jasmine Wendel, a seventh-grade team from Batavia Middle School. Other special category awards • Kids Choice Award: Hatoon Badawi, a sixth-grade student at Batavia Middle School. She received a $25 Donatos card and $25 Technology Card. This award is Sponsored by: Donatos & EPICideas • Chairman’s Choice Award: Matthew Meyer, a fourth-grader from Ohio Virtual Academy. Meyer won a $250 scholarship.

Xavier University recently conducted its All Honors Day and the following students were honored: Matthew Walker of Batavia received an Athletic Director and Deans’ Athletic Award, given to student-athletes who have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. William Walker of Batavia received an Athletic Director and Deans’ Athletic Award. Kenneth Burton of New Richmond received the Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Students award. This is presented annually to a graduate student who has provided outstanding leadership to graduate students through service, initiative and dedication. Elizabeth Moore of New Richmond received the McCoy Education Award. This is presented to senior education majors outstanding in academic achievement, character and teaching potential. Farwich honor with scholarship Xavier University has awarded scholarships to three women in chemistry, computer science or physics from the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Students will be designated as CBL Scholars for their junior and senior years. Anne Farwick of Union Township, a sophomore in physics, is one of the winners. “The funding offers us a tremendous opportunity to support the success of female students pursuing degrees and careers in chemistry, computer science and phys-

ics,” said Michael J. Graham, S.J., president of Xavier. “Xavier’s emphasis on undergraduate research, particularly in the STEM fields, provides a strong foundation for ongoing study in the sciences.” Xavier leads more women to graduate school and science careers by encouraging women to participate in Xavier’s culture of undergraduate research and by continuing its program for first-year female science majors to learn about research from upperclass women, as well as a program that brings alumni to discuss non-medical science career paths. Of the 12 Xavier women who received full Clare Boothe Luce scholarships under prior grants, nine have pursued graduate education in a STEM discipline, and two of these have completed PhDs and went on to post-doctoral positions, one at Harvard University and one at Vanderbilt University.


Mount Notre Dame student Emily Carlier of Batavia has been awarded the St. Therese de Lisieux Endowed Scholarship for 2013. The scholarship was created by the Dennis M. and Lois A. Doyle Family Foundation to honor Dennis' sister, Mary Therese Doyle Dixon, who lives a life of faith and optimism inspiring to all who know her. The recipient must be a current sophomore or junior who demonstrates Christian values, a good academic record and no disciplinary record. Carlier will be a senior at Mount Notre Dame next fall.



Wright State spring semester - Hannah Aicholtz, Miranda Kelch, Alyssa Ruhstaller, Sarah Shoemaker, Megan Spencer, Aaron Tennant and Amanda Thompson.

Cincinnati State - Ryan Dieringer, Colleen Grimes, Alexander Harrison, Krista Johnson, Christa Marlow, Fredrick Paul, Courtney Pringle, Alethea Rose, Patricia Walls and Jordan Yeardley.





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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer ⁄3and Mark Motz


Girls tennis

By Scott Springer

» Bethel-Tate was sixth at the Southern Buckeye Conference tournament on Aug. 19. The Lady Tigers lost to New Richmond 3-2 on Aug. 20. Chloe Henderson won her singles match and Drew Evans and Alyssa Barnhouse won in doubles.

BETHEL — In a year’s time, the Bethel-Tate tennis team has gone from an undefeated run in the Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division to a team returning one experienced player. Player of the Year Clare Schaljo graduated along with several all-league teammates. Coach of the Year Kurt Charlton stepped down to devote more time to his church and his family. Without much experience or even a roster, Bethel-Tate nearly had to move their only experienced player, Chloe Henderson, to the boys tennis team to compete in the spring. That’s where Betsy Weeks came in. “Chloe (Henderson) and Emily Shouse, who has a torn ACL, really wanted to continue the program,” Weeks said. “If we didn’t have a full team of seven they would’ve made them play with the boys in spring. They didn’t want that, so we tried to get a list of girls interested in playing tennis.” Already a junior high track coach learning on the job, the Bethel-Tate alum and English teacher was convinced to take over a tennis team full of inexperienced players. The bulk of her tennis knowledge was that her husband played at Williamsburg. “My husband helps coach and also Chloe Henderson, our returning veteran, helps out,” Weeks said. “I took a college class on tennis and that’s about the extent of my knowledge. I had Chloe in class last year and she was really stressed about not having a coach. I said, ‘Well, I’ll try it.’” While their grammar, punctuation and sentence structure has likely strengthened, the Lady Tigers have lacked the court presence of their predecessors. Early on, Chloe Henderson and Suzie Havran have won matches, but most of the team has struggled.

Boys soccer

» Bethel-Tate shut out Felicity-Franklin Aug. 20, 7-0. Senior Jared Iding had two goals. The Tigers tied Amelia 1-1 on Aug. 22. Sophomore Evan Iding scored. » McNicholas High School won its opening game of the season - the first career win for new head coach Jason Peters with a 2-1 score over Covington Catholic Aug. 20. The Rockets remained unbeaten with a 0-0 tie against Loveland Aug. 22.

Girls soccer

» Bethel-Tate blanked Felicity-Franklin 2-0 on Aug. 20. Senior Stephany Brannock had a pair of goals.

Boys golf

Bethel-Tate’s Alyssa Barnhouse takes some practice shots in front of teammate Chloe Henderson before a match at New Richmond Aug. 20. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

“We’ve had a good time,” Weeks said. “When Suzie Havran, a first-year player, won a match against Goshen, it was really exciting. It was kind of unexpected.” The remainder of the team is junior Melissa Dameron at second singles and doubles players Drew Evans, Jordan Troxel, Alyssa Barnhouse and Tiffany Shouse. “Because of pay-to-play at Bethel, it’s tough to get players out here,” Weeks said. “It’s hard to pull athletes, because most of

them are either playing volleyball, soccer or cross country.” Without much prior knowledge of SBAAC tennis, Weeks doesn’t know all of the competition. However, she thinks they may have already seen them in a one-sided match. “I think our biggest competition is going to be Western Brown and we already played them,” Weeks said. “Chloe won some games but did not win a set.” The state of the Lady Tigers allows Weeks to use another skill

in her repertoire. As the school’s cheerleading coach in the winter, her racquet novices need all of the cheering they can get. The upside is Bethel-Tate fields a full team, when some schools forfeit matches due to lack of numbers. Young girls that might not have participated are being given the opportunity to wear the school colors and earn a letter. When you’re an English teacher, letters are important. “There you go, “ Weeks said. “I guess so.”

» Bethel-Tate lost to Milford at Deer Track Golf Course on Aug. 20. Bethel-Tate lost to Western Brown by three strokes, but defeated Norwood at White Oak Golf Course on Aug. 21.

Girls volleyball

» Bethel-Tate lost to Fayetteville 25-14, 25-13, 25-17 Aug. 21.

Boys basketball vacancy

» Bethel-Tate is looking for an assistant coach at the high school level. Contact Reggie Hall at (859) 802-1786.

MSJ football ready to put 2012 season in rear view By Adam Turer

College of Mount St. Joseph senior punter/kicker Greg Tabar of Colerain will be among the leaders in the 2013 football team. THANKS TO THE COLLEGE OF MOUNT ST. JOSEPH

The College of Mount St. Joseph is eager to start the 2013 football season. When the Lions begin play on Sept. 7, the disappointing 2012 season will be completely behind them. Last season, the program finished with a losing record in conference play for the first time since 2008 and just the second time since 2001. Five teams finished ahead of Mount St. Joe in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings. The Lions’ 4-6 overall record marked the program’s first losing season since the winless 2001 campaign. The season ended with a 75-6 drubbing at the hands of rival Thomas More College in the Bridge Bowl. “Coach Huber and the seniors don’t like talking about last year,” said senior punter Greg Tabar (Colerain). “We are excited to move forward. We’re playing with a chip on our shoulder this year.” This year’s squad is poised to bring Mount St. Joe back to its winning ways. It will be a challenge, as the Lions need to replace All-American running

back James Clay and a host of other starters. “A lot of spots are wide open,” said head coach Rod Huber as his team prepared for training camp. “We’ve got a lot of holes to fill.” Sophomore Cody Meade will try to replace Clay, who led the nation in rushing with 212.4 yards per game in 2012. Junior Jason Stinebaugh is the most experienced quarterback on the roster and will compete with freshmen and transfers for the starting nod. He completed 21 of 64 passes with four interceptions and zero touchdowns as a backup in 2012. Whoever wins the starting quarterback job will have some big targets in the passing game. 6’8” junior John Peters and 6’5” senior Tyler Feine (Amelia) should win most jump balls thrown their way. “We should be able to get those guys the ball in the red zone,” said Huber. The offensive line is led by senior Brandon Chapman and junior Brandon Keller. Senior safety Tyler Elrod leads the secondary, where he will be joined by new starters at both cornerback spots. Defensive end/linebacker Adam Bigelow

(Anderson) missed all of last season with a knee injury, but returns as a fifth-year senior. Nosetackle Russell Turner anchors the defensive line. The linebackers are the most experienced and deepest group on defense, with Konnor Blevins and Garrett Breiner returning. Several freshmen will be expected to contribute right away. They will bring athleticism and a positive attitude to a team that is eager to start fresh in 2013. “This is the most skillful freshman class we’ve had in my years here,” said Tabar. “As seniors, we are mentoring them in the little things, like how to get better in the film room.” Tabar’s leadership on and off the field earned him national recognition in 2012, when he was named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and the Capital One Academic All-District Team. This will be the fourth straight season he has started at punter for the Lions. “He’s the best player on our football team,” said Huber. The Lions open the season on September 7 at Augustana College. Following a bye week, the Lions host conference foe Hanover College on September 21.

Lakota East product Tim Bowman is a sophomore defensive lineman for the College of Mount St. Joseph football team. THANKS TO THE COLLEGE OF MOUNT ST. JOSEPH



Cincinnatians were at March on Washington Ted Berry led a contingent of about 500 to the nation’s capital. “The march will give witness that the Negro is united in David America,” Wolfford COMMUNITY PRESS Berry told the Enquirer in GUEST COLUMNIST 1963. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth had moved here, but continued the intense fight in his native Birmingham. A mix of African-American citizens, white clergy and others boarded a specially arranged train at Union Terminal. They packed two box lunches and prepared for possible violence. They sang freedom songs along the way, and picked up additional demonstrators near Portsmouth and Ashland, Kentucky. “The train ride gave us such a warm, friendly feeling,” recalls Patricia Hogue (widow

of University of Cincinnati Bearcat basketball player Paul Hogue) and a senior at Central State University at the time. Donations to the local NAACP enabled her to attend. “It was the most wonderful experience.” It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. Would this crew face danger? Would the march have any real impact? Could the civil rights bill become law? The Cincinnati Post and Times Star editorialized, “We favor the public accommodations section of the civil rights bill but think reform will come almost as fast without a law as with it.” Both of Ohio’s senators, Frank Lausche and Stephen Young, declined an invitation to attend. The uncertainty is what made it a dream. “We were the first train to arrive at Union Station,” recalls Hogue, “and we were some of the first to make it to the Washington Monument.” They got a close view of Peter,

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Paul, and Mary, Harry Belafonte, and Joan Baez. Later in the day, at the other end of the reflecting pool, spoke A. Phillip Randolph, Shuttlesworth, and of course the headliner, Dr. King. Press reports and recollections by local participants paint the day as “glorious,” “wonderful,” “peaceful,” and “promising.” The march ended as an apparent success. In total, 200,000 attended. Most Cincinnati marchers returned home that evening. An intense debate on the bill, the assassination of its chief sponsor, and increased press coverage followed. A year later, Kennedy’s successor signed the bill with King and other leaders standing behind him to help fulfill the dream. “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last.” David Wolfford teaches Government and Politics at Mariemont High School.

Returning to Clermont Senior Services I have always believed that circumstances come full circle. And, now I’ve come full circle to introduce myself as the “returning” writer of the Caring and Sharing Column. Returning because I wrote the column for 14 years after its original writer, Bob Proud, became a Clermont County Commissioner in 1984. Some may not be aware that Bob worked for Clermont Senior Services and still remains an advocate and friend of Clermont Senior Services and, certainly, the older adults in our community. And, now, the most recent familiar face you’ve seen under the Caring & Sharing Column since she assumed that role from me in 1998, Linda Eppler, has done what so many of us work toward, and that is she has retired to spend quality time with her husband and family. I’m pleased to serve, again, as the voice for the Caring and Sharing column and to return to the Community Press family of contributors. I first came to Clermont Senior Services when I was 25 in 1983, where I worked for 15 years before leaving for 11 years, but still actively involved with my role on the Board of Directors for eight of those 11 years, and then returned as staff in 2008. Stop! Don’t do any calculations! But, I will say that I am a TrailingEdge or Late Bloomer Baby Boomer. And, my personal circumstances of balancing

family, work and community, reflect a typical profile for my female counter-part Late Bloomer Boomers. Cindy A baby Gramke boomer is a COMMUNITY PRESS person who GUEST COLUMNIST was born during the Post World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Leading-Edge Baby Boomers are individuals born between 1946 and 1955, those who came of age during the Vietnam War era. According to Wikipedia (the use of which is another tell-tale sign of a Late Bloomer Boomer), this group represents slightly more than half of the generation, or roughly 38,002,000 people of all races. The first baby boomer turned 60 on January 1, 2006. Who knew that the radical and free love generation of the Woodstock era would now be potentially eligible for services for seniors? The other half of the generation was born between 1956 and 1964. Called Late Bloomer Boomers, or Trailing-Edge Boomers, this second cohort, of which I am one, includes about 37,818,000 individuals, according to Live Births by Age and Mother and Race, 1933-98, published by the Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statis-

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tics And the closer I get to crossing the 60 line, I’ve noticed that I not only recognize, but I relate to certain terms of aging, and these terms not only have relevance, but they evoke emotion. All of a sudden, we boomers begin hearing and relating to aging in place, the sandwich generation, caregiving for a parent, getting your house in order, target date fund, healthy aging, home access design, Medicare, Social Security (or, the ultimate worry about the lack thereof), and the always present acronyms that we are finally, by necessity, figuring out, such as DNR, No CPR, DNAR, AND orders, as well as, DMEs, ADLs and IADLs. The list grows as each one of us considers the future for ourselves and/or for aging loved

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ELECTED OFFICIALS Ohio Rep. John Becker 65th House District

Phone: 614-466-8134 Email: Address: Ohio State Rep. John Becker, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. District: The 65th House District includes Goshen, Miami, Stonelick, Union and Wayne townships, the cities of

Milford and Loveland inside Clermont County and the villages of Owensville and Newtonsville.

Ohio Rep. Doug Green 66th House District

Phone: 614-644-6034 Email: Address: State Rep. Doug Green, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio



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“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” That’s how Martin Luther King opened his “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963. National civil rights leaders had called for 100,000 to march on Washington for freedom and jobs soon after President Kennedy sent his civil rights bill to Capitol Hill. Cincinnati activists helped King’s prediction come true. Abysmal race relations defined the South and much of the North. Cincinnati, just north of state-mandated segregation, had made some notable gains. African-American leaders had pressured downtown restaurants and Coney Island to integrate, and were now focused on ending discriminatory housing. Local leaders like Clyde “Jimmy” Vinegar of CORE, William Bowen of the NAACP, and future Cincinnati Mayor


43215. District: The 66th House District includes the villages of Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Moscow, Neville, New Richmond, Williamsburg; the townships of Batavia, Franklin, Jackson, Monroe, Ohio, Pierce, Tate, Washington and Williamsburg as well as all of Brown County.

Should the U.S. continue to provide financial and military aid to Egypt following the military’s overthrow of its democratically elected government and it’s deadly attack on protesters?

“I’m glad you asked that question since President Obama has absolutely no idea what to do in all of the Middle East, let alone Egypt. “As Egypt burns and thousands die in the streets, our president enjoyed another round of golf on Martha’s Vineyard. Now that he is back to work in the Oval Office we’d expect him to roll up his sleeves and get to work on these urgent problems. “But no, he’s planning a bus tour to visit his rah-rah supporters who will dutifully swoon at his every word of sarcasm towards Congress while totally ignoring the Middle East and all the other REAL problems he promised to solve in his first term. “For me to suggest what ‘the U.S.’ should do is pointless since there is a wide gulf between America’s goals and whatever goals Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and now Secretary of State John Kerry have in mind for Egypt, etc. “Obama supported the overthrow of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the installation of President Morsi who replaced Mubarak through what were believed to be free elections. “That Morsi, a dedicated member of the well-known terror group, The Muslim Brotherhood, immediately set about reneging on his election promises and proceeded to suspend freedoms and constitutional law in order to create a Sharia Law caliphate cannot be ignored. “Perhaps Obama is sympathetic towards Morsi having deep personal feelings of his own regarding broken campaign promises.” R.V.

“Why is the US giving money to anyone – for any reason – when we can’t pay our own bills???” J.K.

“I see no reason to give Egypt any money for anything. If they are our friends I sure don’t want to know our enemies. “None of those countries have anything good for America, they are questionable at best and I would divorce myself from all of them. How many times does the hand have to be bitten before you stay away from the dog?” Dave D.

NEXT QUESTION Ohio Senator Joe Uecker - 14th District

Phone: 614-466-8082 Email: uecker/contact Address: 1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 District: The 14th Senate District includes all of Clermont, Brown, Adams, Scioto and part of Lawrence counties.

394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: web site:

Should fans at sporting events have to conform to a “code of conduct”? What types of behavior should be regulated? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Bethel Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Indian Hill Ranger Nan Bongiani belts out a tune with "Most Wanted," a band made up of police officers from departments across Hamilton County who mix their music with a strong anti-drug message.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Milford's National Night Out draws a big, colorful crowd.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

NIGHT OUT Children get the rare treat of studying shiny red fire trucks up close - as opposed to watching them speed past them with sirens blaring on the way to a fire.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford recently celebrated National Night Out with music, games and food – and a big helping of safety tips, anti-drug messages and information about police programs.

Photos by Jeanne Houck/The Community Press

Melinda Payne, a system analyst with the Clermont County Emergency Management Agency, offers papers with safety tips to adults - and crayons to children so they can draw on pictures designed to teach youngsters about safety. With her is volunteer Charlie Dietz of Florence. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Mike Conley (left) of Blue Ash and Alex Ahlers of Mariemont serve up hot dogs and hamburgers at a booth sponsored by Sora's Towing in Milford. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Dancing in the street at National Night Out in Milford.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A face painter turns the face of Bridget Comberger, 11, of Williamsburg, into a butterfly.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

There's nothing like a bounce house to make children euphoric and parents apoplectic.JEANNE HOUCK/THE


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, AUG. 29 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:30 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, 6716 Ohio 132, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Beaver Walk, 6-8 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Learn about North American beaver and hike to creek to try luck at observing these semi-aquatic rodents. Bring seating. $8, $3 children; free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Goshen Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Farmers Market Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Batavia Farmers Market, Main and Depot streets, Homegrown produce for sale. Free admission. Presented by Batavia Community Development Assoc. 876-2418. Batavia.

Garden Shows


Home & Garden

Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Kevin Fox. Items available a la carte. 5217275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Clermont County Rain Garden Workshop, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Stagge-Marr Park, 6662 Goshen Road, Goshen Park District, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and partners host workshop to learn how to locate and size a rain garden, select best plants and help plant new rain garden at park. Free. Presented by Clermont County Soil & Water Conservation District. 732-7075; Goshen.

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

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for

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


Dining Events

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For older adults. Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside.

Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Free parking. Rain or shine. $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.

Runs / Walks

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

Exercise Classes


qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

Literary - Crafts LEGO Club, 10-11 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Attendees ages 5-12 invited to participate in themed challenges or build freestyle. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Anna Ree’s Andouille, 1329 U.S. 52, 699-4102; New Richmond.

Music - Classic Rock Diamond Jim Dews Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St., 697-9705; Milford.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. 943-4637; Amelia.

Nature Hands-on Nature, 11 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature PlayScape. Play facilitator available to inspire and interact with children and provide variety of tools for them to borrow to explore. For ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Raptors, Noon-4 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Quarry Bluff. Check out the variety of local, native raptors. Cameras and sketch pads welcome. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 Historic Sites

Health / Wellness

Take a hike from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, to learn about and look for beavers at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road. Guests should bring seating. Admission is $8, $3 children, or free for members. Registration is required. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit PHOTO Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

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Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, For old, restored, high performance or car with a story. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet frozen pops, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. 683-0150; Loveland.




Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

Holiday - Labor Day Bluegrass Concert and Fireworks, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Comet Bluegrass All Stars at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Fireworks by Rozzi’s begin at dark. Bring lawn chair, picnic basket and cooler. Refreshments available. Benefits CincinnatiEastside Rotary. Free. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 735-9500; Batavia Township.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Recreation Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Boathouse. All fishing will be done from the shore. All children who compete will receive a certificate. The largest fish caught in each category receives a trophy and prize. Bait and tackle available. Space is limited. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Free; vehicle permit required: $10 annual, $3 daily. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 Exercise Classes Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 11-11:45 a.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Book Clubs First Wednesday Book Discussion, 2-3:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Copies of book available to be checked out. Free. 752-5580. Amelia.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:30 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Literary - Book Clubs Thursday Afternoon Book

Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Titles available in regular and large print for checkout at library. Free. 2480700. Milford.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 Auctions Touching Hearts Charity Gala and Auction, 6-11 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Live entertainment, cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and live auction. Theme: Under the Tuscan Moon. Benefits Clermont Senior Services. $60. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Senior Services. 724-1255; Loveland.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside.

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

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia.

Farmers Market Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Batavia Farmers Market, Free admission. 8762418. Batavia.

Sunflower Revolution Parkinsons Disease Symposium and Expo, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Parkinson’s disease experts from the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute discuss challenges of managing PD, new opportunities and alternative treatments for patients with PD, research breakthroughs and health and wellness information. Free. Registration required. Presented by Sunflower Revolution. 5695354; Loveland. Skin Health Fair, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, National Vitiligo Foundation hosting skin health fair to increase public awareness of skin and triggers that could initiate vitiligo and other skin disorders. Free makeup demos, massages and health screenings. Free. Presented by National Vitiligo Foundation Inc. 7936834; Symmes Township.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, Free. 943-4637; Amelia.

Parenting Classes Parenting and the Enneagram Retreat, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Jesuit Spiritual Center, 5361 S. Milford Road, One-day retreat to facilitate deepening parentchild communications, establishing stronger connections with your child, gaining self awareness/identifying your personality type and supporting the growth of your child’s unique personality. $99. Registration required. 678-6809; Milford.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Recreation Ride to Breathe, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Motorcycle ride. Registration starts 9 a.m. Kickstands up 11 a.m. Live band, raffles and more after ride. $25; $20 advance includes T-shirt and raffle ticket. Presented by Ride 2 Breathe. 831-5823; Milford.

Runs / Walks Cincy Kids 4 Kids Stop, Walk and Roll 5K and Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Glen-Este Withamsville Road, Walk begins at 10 a.m. Traditional carnival games like Down a Clown and Cane Toss as well as many favorites. Games start at 25 cents, concessions available. Benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children, Fernside Center for Grieving Children, St. Joseph’s Orphanage and others. Walk: $25, $15 ages 13-17, $10 ages 12 and under with paying adult; free for festival. Registration required. Presented by Cincy Kids 4 Kids. 325-0511; Union Township.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 Festivals Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.



Cobbler, dips make great Labor Day recipes Cleaning out the freezer is never an easy task. I don’t know how I accumulate so much food in there! I ran across a container of sour pie cherries the other day from last year and knew I had to do something with them, and fast. So I made this cherry cobbler. Rita This is Heikenfeld really RITA’S KITCHEN delicious eaten warm with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and perfect for that Labor Day gathering.

with drawn butter. I would love to have a recipe similar to the one I lost.” Twin Trolley’s BBQ: For Carol E., who loved the sandwich of this nowclosed and, I might add, much-loved restaurant. If you have a similar recipe, please share. Manyet’s Bakery cheesecake: Another request from this popular bakery, which was in Newport and now closed. For Pat B. “They had a cheesecake like no other I have ever had that was really great. If in any way you can find that recipe, I would surely appreciate it!”

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ification on Diane Byrne’s recipe that I published, the pudding is one 1 oz. box. It is a package contain four servings. Check out my blog for more recipes. Cherry bounce: How much bourbon? Enough to cover the cherries by an inch or so. Some readers use vodka, rum or grain alcohol. The container should be glass,

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I have made this with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Just about any fruit is good. After baking the batter rises up, surrounding the berries.

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Protect yourself against check theft Do you know the best way to protect yourself when receiving a large check? One woman says she wishes she knew because her check was stolen and cashed months ago – and she’s been unable to recover the money. Earlier this year, Heather Weismann of Delhi Township got a cash advance for more than $500. But before she could cash it, the check


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was stolen from her parked car. “When I got back to my car it was missing. So I called the Howard place that Ain wrote the HEY HOWARD! check to see if it was cashed. The next day it was cashed and it wasn’t even signed by me,” Weismann said.

Weismann got a copy of the check and found although she had not signed the back of it, someone else forged her signature before getting it cashed. “They forged my name and then the bank allowed them to cash the check without me being present,” Weismann said. After doing a lot of investigating on her own, Weismann determined the person who cashed




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Claire Atkins Claire Ullman Atkins, Felicity, died Aug. 8. She owned and operated the Felicity Lumber Co. and taught at Felicity High School. Survived by husband Charles; children Mark (Barbara) Richman, Debra (Chris) Gronotte; stepchildren Beth Atkins Vieira, Chad Atkins; cousin Roger (Helen) Michelson; friend Atkins Emma Barrett; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. A memorial service is planned for early October in Felicity. Arrangements by Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Heifer International or Best Friends Animal Society.

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Robert W. Bowling, 56, Mount Orab, died Aug. 10. He was a chemical operator at Univar USA Inc. Survived by wife Vonnie Bowling; children Angie (Hilding) Johnsen, Bobby Bowling; parents Watson, Charlotte Bowling; siblings Sandy Barr, Steve, Scot Bowling, Alice Foy, Gail Runski. Services were Aug. 24 at the Mount Orab Church of Christ. Arrangements by Hay Funeral Home.

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said. I contacted the bank and, following an investigation, the bank returned the more than $500 to Weismann plus money to reimburse her for the overdraft charges she incurred. A spokesman for the bank agrees this appears to be theft. The bank has turned over its findings to the Cincinnati Police Department. So protect yourself whenever you get a check by immediately writing on the back, “For Deposit Only.” There’s no need to sign it, just put it in your bank as soon as possible.

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But Weismann had already filed a police report alleging the person who cashed the check is a thief. Despite all this, Weismann still didn’t have her money back, which caused major problems. “I haven’t been able to pay certain of my bills so I have late fees coming – and my personal account basically is horrible. I can’t use it right now because of this,” she said. Based on the information she’s uncovered, Weismann said she believes police should able to find the thief and take action. “They forged a check and stole a check. They cashed a check. Altogether that’s three things against this person. They need to pay for what’s happened,” Weismann


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the check had an account at that bank – and that person’s bank account number was written on the back of the check. Weismann contacted the bank, which notified the check casher. “The bank manager had called them and said, ‘You’re supposed to bring the money back.’ She said, ‘Well, Heather Weismann signed the check over to me and I have witnesses,’” Weismann said.

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Nationally-known outdoorsman, recording artist and speaker Tony Bolton is coming to the church for a family event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Aug. 24. There will be prizes, games for the children and archery competition for adults, followed by a message from Bolton. The church is at 6088 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Milford; 5751121.

Glen Este Church of Christ

All are invited to a revival at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13; 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14; and 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, at the church. Reggie Thomas will be the evangelist. there will be activities for all youth and a nursery. Call the church for more details. The church is at 937 Old State route 74, Eastgate; 753-8223.

GraceWorks Baptist Church

Fall revival begins at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, and continues at 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 9. 10 and 11 with singer-evangelist Harold Massey. For more information, call 248-0123. The church is at 1005 state Route 28, Milford;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Loveland Presbyterian Church will have its annual "Fall" Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the church. Clothing will not be sold at this yard sale. There will be furniture, small appliances, collectibles, jewelry, books, kitchen items, electronics, VCR and audio tapes, CDs, toys and lots of other goodies. Signs will be placed in strategic locations in the area, but for directions, call the Church at or Terry Price at 497-0644. For more info on large items visit the church website, Craigslist or call Terry. Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; http://

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Bible-based message, times of prayer and choral music. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738;www.loveland



Good news from doctors; a visit to car show

Howdy Folks, I went to the doctor’s last Tuesday; he said for me to come back in three months. I got a good report, I am thankful. The scan Ruth Ann had a couple weeks ago was good. She goes every three months for a check up on the cancer she had two years ago on her leg. God is Good!! We have been getting more corn from the Grants Farm; it is so good. We like the bi-color better than the white corn. Don’t get me wrong the white corn is good. Last week we took honey off and it was so good. It looks like there are 50,000 bees in the hive. We got seven pints of honey; that will take care of us. Our granddaughter gets one pint of honey. She likes our honey real well. Both of our

granddaughters got to see young bees coming out of the comb several years ago. George The Rooks other OLE FISHERMAN morning for breakfast we had fried eggs and bacon. Of course Chessy got her slice of bacon, boy she like that. She likes to lay either in the driveway or on top of the truck. Sometimes she will lay in the bed of the truck. When our friend Tony comes over she will go to him for treats. She knows the sound of his truck She is waiting for him to get out. She knows he has some treats for her. It is amazing how animals know.

Club kicks off campaign Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County recently kicked off its annual fundraiser, It Just Takes One Campaign. The campaign is conducted to raise funds for the clubs’ after-school programs and services for youth 6-18 and seeks donations from individuals and local businesses. With the goal of raising $100,000 by the end of the year, campaign chairwoman Stephanie Wyler said, “We are proud to announce that 100 percent of our board and staff have already

Sunday evening we were sitting on the porch and Ruth Ann said for me to look at Chessy. She was looking at a rabbit setting by the boat. Finally the rabbit hopped away and Chessy turned around and came to the porch. Saturday we went over to the Wildey School for a car show and craft show. There were 75 cars there and 25 crafters. It was a good event. There were two vehicles there that were older than me. They were built in 1931. One was a roadster, the other a huckster truck. Both of them ran so smooth and the body of each was excellent. The huckster vehicle was finished inside with white oak lumber, the same as when it was built in 1931. This was the second year for the car and craft

show. It was good. The school personnel do a wonderful job for the show and the school students. Ruth Ann and I will attend the show next year when they have one. Lisa sure does a good job and her committee getting it ready. Congratulations to all. We went to the new Kroger store last Sunday afternoon. There was a big crowd but it didn’t seem crowded, only the parking lot. We got to see some of the folks that worked at the store in Hamlet that we were acquainted with. The parking area is big so make note what row you park in. We found the store to be fine. We had no trouble finding everything we needed, all the staff were so helpful. It is so good to have the Kroger store in


made an impact towards this goal by making a contribution. The club’s leadership and staff know what kind of impact we make and know it is an investment in our community. “ As a welcome surprise, the Club received a lead contribution by the Oliver Family Foundation, a new supporter and another $5,000 matching challenge from a longtime investor whose desire is to encourage new supporters to make a difference in the lives of kids in this community.

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


134 Clark Ave, Pamela & Charles Cook Jr. to David Engelhardt, $8,000. 304 N. Charity St., Jerry & Verlie Randolph to Claude Caldwell, 0.2500 acre, $27,500.


206 Bethel Concord Road, Bank of America NA to Nathan & Christina Schuler, 0.2650 acre, $36,500. 2730 Bethel New Richmond Road, Aubrey & Hazel House to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1.0290 acre, $114,143.

lake water was about 79 degrees; a little cooler, that is good. The O.V.A.M. machinery show book for the first 10 years tells the names of the presidents. They were, Edwin Fiscus, Herb Liming, Roger Neal, and Earl Pringle. The show has grown since the first 10 years and that is good. The president and officers have done a wonderful job of keeping the show growing. This is a big job. Thanks to each one. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later.

our area. We went over to Grants Farm and Greenhouse last week and Danny has 7,000 mums for this fall. They sure look good. He has corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini and peaches to sell. He said the pumpkins look good. The will have all kinds of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn this fall, for folks to decorate with. They will start to decorate for Halloween in September. Where has the year gone? The Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton had a crappie tournament last Sunday. The first place had over 5 pound of crappies. There were 17 boats, some had 4 pounds of crappie. Mike said the lake water was cleaner and the fish were cleaner. The temperature of the

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


Charity St., Raymond & Vickie Davis to Robert R. Williams & Robert B. Williams, 1.2600 acre, $1,000. 2095 Dean Road, Mark & Ruth Kellam to Gwyneth & Robert Auchard, 5.0900 acre, $252,000. 3021 S. Bantam Road, Jeff Mahaffey & Faith Sweet-Mahaffey to Larry Willis, 8.0000 acre, $177,900. 3200 Sugartree Road, Colleen Connor et al to HSBC Grand Regeny Blvd. Third Floor, 4.1200 acre, $83,333.34.


1208 Maple Tree Lane, Trisha Roat to Gary Dunn III, 5.3600 acre, $84,000. 2005 Ohio 756, Tonie Thoroughman to Alexandra Steiger, 5.4500 acre, $22,000.

Brandon Hensley, 41, 771 Smith St., Williamsburg, inventory control and Kelley Sullivan, 36, 771 Smith St., Williamsburg, sales.

Michael Fitzgerald, 26, 611 Harrison, Felicity, Amazon and Kaili Glazier, 22, 611 Harrison, Felicity, Amazon.

Service Times: Phone 937.444.2493 Dr. C. H. Smith, Pastor

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POLICE REPORTS Bethel police made no arrests and issued no citations

Incidents/investigations Bethel police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Katherine Higgs, 21, 2367 Michael Drive, No. 1, New Richmond, theft at 2367 Michael Drive, New Richmond, Aug. 5. Donna Marie Bishop, 32, 4057 Maple Drive, Batavia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2818 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 10. Lewis Earl Englert, 27, 3501 Misty Creek, Erlanger, Ky, theft at 3631 Burnham Woods Drive, Amelia, Aug. 11. Lola Jane Garrett, 34, 13417 Meeker Road, Williamsburg, theft at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 6. Rod Anthony Lucas, 34, 13417 Meeker Road, Williamsburg, theft at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 6. Chad Adam Gladwell, 29, 1333 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, theft at 1333 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, Aug. 7. Nathaniel Jay Williamson, 22, 1347 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, notice of change of address at 1347 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 6. Christopher David Dalton, 30, 6376 Marathon Edenton Road,

ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: clermont@community Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: Bethel Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Bethel Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Blanchester, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm at 6376 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Aug. 5. Daniel Allan Wiley, 22, 15115 Eastwood Drive, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 6. Thomas Wesley Craig, 44, 5763 Elmcris Drive, Milford, open liquor container - stationary motor vehicle at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 6. Jeffrey Paul Bobbitt, 26, 1804 Sutton Ave, Cincinnati, breaking and entering at 4764 Hawley Road, Batavia, Aug. 6. Breanne Nicole Carroll, 26, 1804 Sutton Ave, Cincinnati, breaking and entering at 4764 Hawley Road, Batavia, Aug. 6. Teiara Nicole Campbell, 23, 2347 Vine St., Cincinnati, assault at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia,

Aug. 6. Lucinda L Haitz, 48, 3027 Ohio 132 No. 40, Amelia, falsification at Riverside/Wood, Batavia, Aug. 6. Robin Jean Combs, 37, 235 Mulberry St., Lot 22, Felcity, domestic violence at 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Aug. 6. Carl Edward Gleason, 55, 518 Green Blvd., Aurora, In, fugitive from justice at 3472 Winter Holly Drive, Amelia, Aug. 7. Jamie L. Ooten, 37, 1785 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, obstructing official business at 1785 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, Aug. 7. Marty Ray Taylor, 27, 5996 Belfast Road, Batavia, restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system at 5996 Belfast Road, Batavia, Aug. 7. Steven Michael Wall, 25, 33089

Campbell Road, Bethel, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening, offenses involving underage persons - owner/ occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol at 1602 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 7. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Aug. 7. David Secen, 37, 1708 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 1602 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 7. Matthew Derrick Wright, 28, 3507 Smyrna Road Lot A, Felicity, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O., lanes of travel, resisting arrest at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 15, juvenile cigarette or other tobacco products violations, Amelia, Aug. 6. Thaomas J. Hartman, 50, 1265 Laurens Ridge, Moscow, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. - elude or flee at 1356 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, Aug. 8. Tasha R. Lyle, 32, 2608 Airport Road, Bethel, domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force at 2608 Airport Road, Bethel, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Aug. 9. David Edward Ross, 46, 2403 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2403 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 9. Patrick D. King, 33, 804 Clough, Cincinnati, possession of drugs - marijuana at 3052 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 11. Billy Thomas Suesz, 27, 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 196, Amelia, domestic violence at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 11. Juvenile, 17, falsification, Moscow, Aug. 10. Juvenile, 17, theft, Moscow, Aug. 10.


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Elizabeth and Robert Veite of Loveland, Ohio would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessica Marie, to Charles Robert Eiser, son of Matt and Sue Howard of Loveland, Ohio and Robert Eiser of Blue Ash, Ohio. The bride graduated in 2008 from Loveland High School and is a 2012 graduate from Wilmington College, Summa Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing her M.D. at The West Virginia University School of Medicine and recently commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. The groom also graduated from Loveland High School in 2008 and is a 2012 graduate from Xavier University where he completed the ROTC program. He is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and completed the Engineer Officer Leadership Course at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. He will join his wife at West Virginia University to acquire his law degree. The wedding took place on July 13th at St. Columban Church and the couple honeymooned in Costa Rica.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Aug. 6. At 7000 Midland Blvd., Amelia, Aug. 5. Breaking and entering At 2365 Laurel Nicholsville, New Richmond, Aug. 5. At 3494 Patterson Road, Bethel, Aug. 11. At 4764 Hawley Road, Batavia, Aug. 6. At 700 Main St., Neville, Aug. 5. Burglary At 2261 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 7. At 109 Shady Court, Amelia, Aug. 6. At 13 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 5. At 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 5. At 1754 Bainum Road, New Richmond, Aug. 5. At 1813 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 3915 Greentree Terrace, Amelia, Aug. 7. At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 11. Criminal damaging/endangering At 100 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 252 North Meadow Court, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 2833 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 6. At 3013 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, Aug. 10. At 3345 Musgrove Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 7. At 4261 Trotters Way, Batavia, Aug. 8. At 4306 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Aug. 7. Criminal trespass At 2274 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 5. At 3345 Musgrove Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 7. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 5. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 9. Deception to obtain a dangerous drug At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 5. Disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening At 1602 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 8. Domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force At Airport Road, Bethel, Aug. 8. Domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm At Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Aug. 5. Domestic violence At Traditions Turn, Batavia, Aug. 5. At Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 11.

At Mulberry St., Felicity, Aug. 7. At Cobb Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 7. Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. - elude or flee At 1356 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, Aug. 8. Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8. Falsification At 3831 Ohio 743, Moscow, Aug. 9. At Riverside/Wood, Batavia, Aug. 7. Forgery At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 6. At 2506 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 8. Fugitive from justice At 3472 Winter Holly Drive, Amelia, Aug. 7. Gross sexual imposition At Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 8. Identity fraud At 8 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 2968 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 5. Juvenile cigarette or other tobacco products violations At Pine View Drive, Amelia, Aug. 7. Lanes of travel At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8. Menacing At 40 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, Aug. 9. Misuse of credit card At 100 University Lane, Apt. 312, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 11. Notice of change of address At 1347 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 6. Obstructing official business At 1785 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, Aug. 7. Offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol At Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 8. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 8. At Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 9. Open liquor container stationary motor vehicle At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 6. Possessing drug abuse instruments At 2403 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 9. At 2818 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, July 23. Possession of drugs - heroin

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 At 2818 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, July 23. Possession of drugs - marijuana At 3052 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 11. Rape At Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 8. At Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 5. At Sioux Court, Batavia, Aug. 7. Resisting arrest At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8. Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters At 2489 Bethel Maple Road, Bethel, Aug. 10. Restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system At 5996 Belfast Road, Batavia, Aug. 8. Theft At 10 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Aug. 11. At 3631 Burnham Woods Drive, Amelia, July 23. At 3831 Ohio 743, Moscow, Aug. 9. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 10. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 7. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, July 29. At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 6. At 100 University Lane, Apt. 312, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 1094 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 11. At 13 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 5. At 1333 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, Aug. 3. At 1370 Twin Spires Drive, Batavia, Aug. 5. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, Aug. 9. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Aug. 8.

The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #421, Jacqueline Clifton, 565 Virginia Lane, Cincinnati OH, 45244. 6725 The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public Sale on September 10, 2013 10:00 am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, OH 45122For more details call David at 859-4468135 2004 16x72 Clayton Ref#87292513 Minimum Bid $29,900 1001777094

At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Aug. 6. At 2365 Laurel Nicholsville, New Richmond, Aug. 10. At 2367 Michael Drive, New Richmond, June 1. At 2392 Harvey Creek, New Richmond, Aug. 6. At 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, Aug. 8. At 2429 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 5. At 2506 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 6. At 2506 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 8. At 2745 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 5. At 2758 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 11. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 7. At 3154 Christine Drive, Amelia, Aug. 5. At 323 Coffee St., Felicity, Aug. 10. At 34 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Aug. 11. At 4577 Ohio 743, Moscow, Aug. 6. At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 11. Unauthorized use of property At 3097 Leeds Road, Amelia, Aug. 5. Unruly juvenile offenses At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 8.

Law clinic is accepting cases The Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic is accepting applications for new clients. The clinic provides free legal services to qualifying new or emerging small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Kentucky and Ohio. For more information about the clinic, go to sbnlc.html. The clinic is staffed by third-year law students who work under the supervision of a licensed attorney on matters which are generally completed over the course of a semester. Clients are chosen based on a number of criteria including the nature and scope of the requested representation and the applicants' financial resources to afford legal counsel. The clinic does not handle disputes or litigation or assist with qualifying for nonprofit status

The Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic student clinicians this year include, standing, from left, Cole Lanigan, Marvin Knorr, Kyle Johnson and Victoria Russell; seated from left, Joshua Schneider, Melissa Moser, professor Barbara Wagner; backs to camera or not pictured: Dominic Rossi, Matthew Bengel and Brian Whitney.PROVIDED

with the IRS. Clients with urgent legal matters should not seek clinic assistance. Clinic director Barbara Wagner has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer, most recently working inhouse at Chi-

CLERMONT COUNTY AUDITOR SECRETARY OF THE BUDGET COMMISSION The following distribution of the Undivided Local Government Fund for 2014 was made by the Clermont County Budget Commission August 05,2013 in accordance with Section 5745.53 of the Ohio Revised Code: TOWNSHIPS




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