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Anyone who walks into Bethel-Tate Middle School will notice something new by the front doors – the Joanie M. Hauck Memorial Garden. The garden was dedicated Wednesday, Sept. 8, in honor of Bethel-Tate music teacher and drama club adviser Joanie Hauck. Hauck died in 2008 after a six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 40. “Joanie left a lasting impression on this school,” Bethel-Tate Middle School Principal Steve Gill said. “I think she brought a lot of class and culture to the school community.” SEE STORY, A5



Three of four may sit on panel to fix Bethel’s finances

By Mary Dannemiller

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Bethel Mayor James Dick has submitted four candidates for the village’s Financial Oversight Commission to Gov. Ted Strickland’s office and is waiting for him to select three. The nominees are Norman Bishop, Gerald Fitzgerald, Charles Wisby and Jerry Cahall. The seven-member commission – comprised of three citizens, Dick, Vice Mayor Donna Gunn and representatives from the state

– is the result of the village’s fiscal emergency status, which was declared by state Auditor Mary Taylor last month. The commission will meet monthly to discuss the village’s fiscal recovery plan. “Village officials face tough financial decisions in the weeks and months ahead, but my office will provide assistance where we can to help them improve their situation and restore financial stability as soon as possible,” Taylor said. The plan must balance the

budget and outline how the village will avoid future financial crises, Taylor said. The search for members became more challenging when some people who Dick approached turned him down. “Not everyone we spoke to was willing to potentially take on the position,” he said. “There were a few people who I thought were really strong candidates, but not everyone allowed me to nominate them.” According to Taylor, the general fund owed $401,178 as of Dec.

Businesses sought for Dec. event By Mary Dannemiller

Case continued

The case against Felicity Police Sgt. Delmas Pack has been continued. Pack was arrested and charged in July with tampering with evidence and tampering with records. Both charges are drug related. A plea or trial setting was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 7, with Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Zuk, who continued the case. SEE STORY, A4

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New regulations

After four public hearings and a slew of advisory committee meetings, the Clermont County commissions are almost ready to approve the county’s Access Management Regulations. SEE STORY, A2 For the Postmaster

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31, 2009, and $340,766 as of May 31. Fiscal Officer Angel Burton said that number is now at $219,111. The general fund owes so much money to the enterprise funds because previous administrators and council members allowed money in reserve enterprise funds to be spent on general fund line items, Dick said. The commission will be in place until the village eliminates the deficit and creates a five-year forecast, Dick said.

The Fall Festival will be held at the Maple Creek Artisan Center in Washington Township.


Traditional arts to be featured By Kellie Geist

The Maple Creek Artisan Center will conduct its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. The Maple Creek Artisan Center in Washington Township is a gallery dedicated to the traditional arts. The Fall Festival is not a craft show. While there will be art available for purchase and the gallery will be open, the artists on site will be demonstrating their craft for visitors. “We invite as many artists as possible to do demonstrations and to set up a table to sell their items. We have a wide variety of artists coming this year,” said Maple Creek Manager Vicki Ginn. Artists who specialize in block printing, stained glass, weaving, quilting, pottery, leaf impression

pottery, violin making and painting will be at the festival. “The Fall Festival gives people a hands-on, personal experience with the art. It also gives them an idea of the classes we offer,” Ginn said. Batavia painter Ann Geise said the Fall Festival is a special event because of the people and the atmosphere. “It’s the perfect time of the year to get out. The facility and the grounds are just beautiful ... It’s makes a nice setting for the artists and for people to see the artists at work,” she said. “Also, the people are so wonderful and dedicated. They love the traditional arts and educating people about them.” Although Geise’s nature-based paintings will be for sale in the gallery, she will selling planters made from recycled light-bulbs at the festival. The Fall Festival also will fea-

ture Cajun food by Andouille Restaurant and live bluegrass and country music. The Fall Festival also will be the first time for many visitors to see the artisan center’s amphitheater, which volunteers have been building throughout the summer. “We’ve been holding volunteer work days to build the amphitheater walls with local rocks. “It won’t be completely finished for the festival, but we’re hoping to have the music there,” Ginn said. Ginn said they also are hoping to have a number of concerts before the weather turns cold. The Maple Creek Artisan Center is located at 527 Maple Creek Road, just off U.S. 52 between Moscow and Neville. For more information about the gallery or the Fall Festival, visit or call 876-0081.

It might only be September, but organizers of Bethel’s Down Home Christmas already are encouraging local businesses to sign up for the day’s activities. The 8th annual celebration will be an all-day event Saturday, Dec. 4, in which participating businesses stay open extra hours and offer customers everything from biscuits and gravy to free hot chocolate. “It’s a great way for them to get some free advertising and publicity,” said organizer Judi Adams. “It’s a way to invite people into your business to see what you have to offer and if the businesses have their information to us by Nov. 15 we’ll make sure to get their names in our brochure.” Susan Barger, who has been on the event’s committee since its inception, said it’s important to get as many of the village’s businesses involved as possible. “The stores participate by having an in-store event that day or a special on their merchandise,” she said. “Sometimes they have raffles or give away free food like cookies and punch.” Aside from trying to get businesses to sign up earlier this year, Adams is encouraging community groups to spread the word about the event’s parade, which has been pushed back to 5:30 p.m. “We’d love to see more floats in the parade,” Adams said. “Last year was our biggest parade and we’re hoping it will be even bigger this year. “We want it to be an all-day event where people come into town, walk from business to business, shop locally and enjoy the parade.” After the parade, everyone is invited to gather in Burke Park for free hot apple cider, hot chocolate and Christmas carols, which is another new addition to the event, Adams said. “We thought by the time the parade ends it will be dark so we can lead everybody over to the park for some traditional Christmas carols by the shelter,” Adams said. Anyone interested in opening their business that day or entering a float in the parade should contact Adams at 734-4445.


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Help Me Grow helps children at risk

Being prepared

Beth Nevel, Clermont County Emergency Management Agency director, shows an all alerts radio Aug. 25 at a Clermont County commissioners meeting. “Every family should have one,” Nevel said. The radios are used to broadcast emergency alerts. Behind Nevel is Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who read a proclamation designating September as National Preparedness Month in Clermont County.

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Motorcyclist killed in Pierce Twp. crash A Bethel man was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle intoxicated after he was involved in a fatal crash with a motorcyclist. Lt. Randy McElfresh of the Batavia post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the crash occurred 12:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, on Ten Mile Road in Pierce

Township. He said preliminary investigation revealed Thomas P. O’Rourke, 55, of Anderson Township was traveling west on a 2009 Honda motorcycle when he was struck by a 2000 Lincoln Continental traveling east and driven by Stephen J. Clark, 43, of Bethel. Clark’s vehicle traveled left of center and struck

O’Rourke, McElfresh said. O’Rourke, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, died at the scene. Clark was arrested and taken to the Clermont County Jail, where he remains in custody. The crash remains under investigation.



for tough prosecution, and no excuse for breaking the law. But there’s no punishment that can undo a crime or an act of violence,” White said. “That’s why we need early interventions like voluntary home visiting to help the most at-risk families. We need Ohio policymakers to hold the line against any more cuts to these vital services and make every effort to expand funding.” They released a research report from the anti-crime organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Ohio showing that more than 36,000 Ohio children were abused or neglected in 2008 – a rate of almost 100 kids every day. In addition to harming children today, child abuse and neglect also leads to increased crime in the future. The report estimates that 1,400 of the kids who were abused and neglected

Law enforcement brass took a stand against child abuse and neglect in August, saying child abuse and neglect is not only hurting kids today – it also will cause increased crime in the future. Cincinnati Chief of Police Thomas H. Streicher, Jr. and Clermont County Prosecutor Donald White sounded the alarm at a news conference at the Every Child Succeeds facility at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. They called on state lawmakers to maintain state funding for voluntary home visiting programs so Ohio can be eligible for new federal funding for these programs that can reduce child abuse and neglect and later crime. “There’s no replacement

in Ohio in 2008 will become criminals as adults, who otherwise would have avoided such crimes if not for the abuse and neglect they endured as children. Ohio has begun to invest in voluntary home visiting services. However, local grants and state support combined cannot provide funding to serve all of the eligible families statewide, and state funding has been cut significantly. In the past year, Help Me Grow funding was cut in half – from $75 million to $36 million. Law enforcement leaders called on the governor and state legislature to at least maintain the state’s investment in home visiting services so they can be eligible for new federal funding now available to increase access to home visiting services by more families.

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After four public hearings and a slew of advisory committee meetings, the Clermont County commissions are almost ready to approve the county’s Access Management Regulations. The regulations “are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the traveling public ... (And) to improve public safety,” according to the regulation packet, created

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by the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. The regulations set specifications for things like property and driveway access, joint access drives and minimum roadway and driveway spacing. “We’ve all seen gas stations and stores that have access all the way around. That’s the type of situation these (Access Management Regulations) will help avoid,” said Jeremy Evans, a traffic engineer with the Clermont County Engineer’s

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BRIEFLY Golf outing

FELICITY – Members of the 2010 Felicity-Franklin Schools Levy Campaign are hosting a Best Ball Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Colonial Pines Golf Club, 1278 Ohio 222, in Bethel. Rain date is Sept. 25. Cost is $45 per golfer or $160 per foursome. Dinner will be provided. There will be a shotgun start. Contests include closest to the pin and longest drive. RSVP by Sept. 1 to Dave Cornelison at 315-9713 or Terry Lowe at 476-0094. Drop off registration at Precious Resources between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information about the levy, visit

Grange meeting

MONROE TWP. – Monroe Grange will meet Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Members will install officers for the coming year. If anyone is interested in joining the Grange, call the Rooks at 734-6980.

Road to be closed

FRANKLIN TWP. – The Clermont County Engineer’s Office will close a portion of Richey Road, between Garrison Road and Wooded Run

Lane, in Franklin Township Monday, Sept. 13, for a culvert repair. The roadway is expected to reopen Friday, Sept. 24. Traffic will be rerouted along Ohio 756, Union Street, Walnut Street and FelicityHigginsport Road. For more information, contact the engineer’s office at (513) 7328854.

Candidate forum

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont Chamber with the assistance of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County will host a County Commissioners Candidate Forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati East. The chamber encourages its members to know the positions of candidates so they can make informed decisions when voting. The chamber urges the entire business community to educate themselves and most importantly to exercise their right to vote Nov. 4. The Candidate Forum will include a hot breakfast buffet. Advance registration is requested. Cost for Clermont Chamber members is $15 and $30 for non members.

Library meeting

UNION TWP. – The monthly meeting of the Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Union Township Branch, 4462 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road. For more information, contact David Mezack at 7357193.

History display

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on history. The commissioners have installed a display case in the lobby of the administration building, 101 E. Main Street in Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. In September, the Monroe Township Historical Society will have a display. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the administration building. During September the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Owensville Library. The display features “Tools of the Past.” The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the library.

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History book

CLERMONT COUNTY – The newly written book of Clermont County history with more than 80 pages and 150 pictures includes township and village histories, information about early settlers, formation of the county, transportation, civil war and abolition movement, and veterans. Twenty of the county’s leading historians contributed to the book. The book will be available from local historical societies. Order are being taken through Oct. 1. Society members will mail the book free, cost is $37.22, which includes tax. Send checks payable to Clermont County Historical Society to CCHS, Box 14, Batavia, OH 45103. Include name, address, phone number and number of copies ordered when sending the check.

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Car show to benefit Friends of East Fork Community Press Staff Report

Friends of East Fork State Park will conduct a car show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the East Fork State Park campground, 2837 Old Ohio 32. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $10 per car. Trophies for several

classes will be awarded and admission to the show is free. The Friends of East Fork State Park is a nonprofit organization and the funds raised will go toward making improvements at the park. The rain date for this event is Saturday, Sept. 25.


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The case against Felicity Police Sgt. Delmas Pack has been continued. Pack was arrested and charged in July with tampering with evidence and

tampering with records. Both charges are drug related. A plea or trial setting was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 7, with Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Zuk, who contin-

ued the case. Another plea or trial setting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Zuk’s courtroom. Pack, 42, lives in Monroe Township and has been with the Felicity Police

Department for 16 years. He is still a member of the Felicity Police Department, but he was relieved of his police powers by Clermont County Municipal Court Judge James Shriver.

County contracts with Siemens for energy upgrades By John Seney

in a total energy savings of more than $2 million over 11 years. Under the contract Siemens is required to document the savings. “If they do not perform to expectations Siemens is required to write us a check for the difference,� Spinney said. The work will occur during the next year in several county buildings, and includes lighting improvements, installation of programmable thermostats, water conservation upgrades and replacement of boilers, heat pumps and furnaces. Commissioner Scott Croswell said

Clermont County is contracting with Siemens Inc. to save money on energy upgrades in county buildings. County commissioners Sept. 1 approved two contracts with Siemens. One contract was for $783,700 in federal stimulus money. The other contract was for $1.98 million in county money. Administrator David Spinney said the county money was set aside in the budget. He said the upgrades would result

the upgrades will result not only in greater energy efficiency, but in a substantial upgrade of the quality of the systems. Spinney said many of the systems being replaced were near the end of their lifespans and would ultimately need to be replaced at county expense. The county also will benefit, he said, because Siemens personnel rather than county employees will be handling all the work. Siemens would deal with subcontractors and handle all the paperwork, Spinney said.

County cuts contribution to Cincinnati Chamber By John Seney

The Clermont County commissioners are maintaining their relationship with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, but with a much lower price tag. The commissioners Sept. 8 approved a funding con-

tribution request for $10,000 from the Cincinnati organization. Administrator David Spinney said last year the commissioners contributed $25,000, but this year the amount was reduced. Clermont County Economic Development Director Andy Kuchta said it made sense for the county to still

be a part of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, but at a lower level. Commissioner Bob Proud asked Kuchta if the county was getting its money’s worth. “Absolutely,� Kuchta said. He said membership gives Clermont County access to regional business

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Bethel garden honors teacher Joanie Hauck By Kellie Geist

Anyone who walks into Bethel-Tate Middle School will notice something new by the front doors – the Joanie M. Hauck Memorial Garden. The garden was dedicated Wednesday, Sept. 8, in honor of Bethel-Tate music teacher and drama club adviser Joanie Hauck. Hauck died in 2008 after a sixyear battle with breast cancer. She was 40. “Joanie left a lasting impression on this school,” Bethel-Tate Middle School Principal Steve Gill said. “I think she brought a lot of class and culture to the school community.” Hauck was born and raised in Bethel. She returned to the village in the early ’90s after college to

teach music and theater at the middle school. She stopped teaching in 2002 after being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Hauck also was a member of the Loveland Stage Company and led the music program at Owensville Methodist Church. “We think of her every day, but it’s nice to know that other people do to and that there’s a legacy here for her,” said Jana Widmeyer, Hauck’s sister. Hauck’s husband Dean Hauck said the butterfly garden is a wonderful way to remember his wife, who loved butterflies and flowers. In fact, after her diagnosis, they built a butterfly garden in their back yard. “She was big into butterflies and flowers – she even has some of that on her tombstone – so this


Joanie Hauck’s family attended the dedication ceremony at Bethel-Tate Middle School Wednesday, Sept. 8. Front row, from left are: Joan Hauck, Tallulah Hauck and Henry Craycraft. Back row, from left are: Wanda Morford, Heather Frost-Hauck, Jana Widmeyer, Michael Widmeyer, Paul Morford, Carroll Morford, Dean Hauck and Sue Craycraft.


Katie Mounts, left, and Austin Church lift the cover off the Joanie M. Hauck memorial during a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Bethel-Tate Middle School memorial garden. Hauck, who was a music teacher at Bethel-Tate Middle School, died of cancer in 2008.

is perfect,” he said. The Bethel-Tate Middle School environmental club and student council worked together to make the garden possible. The student council conducted fundraisers to buy and engrave

the memorial rock and the environmental club collected funds and put in the labor to buy and maintain the plants in the garden. “I think it’s really special that we were able to help make this happen,” said Katie Mounts, a

seventh-grade member of the environmental club. “I’m glad this garden made her family happy and that she would have liked the garden.”

Child Focus announces food program The agency of Child Focus, Inc. recently announced sponsorship of the USDA funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and will be served at no separate charge. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agricul-

ture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

Schools that are participating in the program include: Bethel, Brantner Elementary, Child Focus Learning Center, Child Focus II, CNE, Felicity, Goshen, Laurel, Milford, Thomaston Woods, Williamsburg Woods, Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary and Wasserman Y & A Center.


Grant Career Center Cosmetology senior Kat Schweitzer practices a perm set as her class prepares for their salon, which opened for business to the public Sept. 14.

Cosmetology salon opens to the public

Beautifying Felicity


Seen here is Felicity-Franklin FFA member Dakota Wise using the Agricultural Education Department’s tractor to water the plants in Felicity. The Felicity Garden Club plants and maintains the boxes on Main Street throughout the town. Wise waters the flowers three days a week as part of her Supervised Agricultural Education Program. The John Deere 563 tractor was purchased using funds provided to Career Technical Education Programs from the Ohio Department of Education.

Bethel-Tate Levy Committee to host informational meeting Community Press Staff Report

The Bethel-Tate Local School District Levy Committee will con-

duct an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at BethelTate High School, 3420 Ohio 125. The Levy Committee will dis-

cuss the 1 percent earned income tax levy voters in the district will decide on the November ballot.

Fourteen Cosmetology II students from Grant Career Center, supervised by senior instructor Sue Goodman, opened their salon for business Tuesday, Sept. 14. Current salon hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The salon offers a wide variety of services, including haircuts, color, perms, waxes, facials and manicures. Conditioning treatments, highlights, lowlights, shampoos and sets are also available. The salon provides students with exposure to clients with practical experience to help them pass their state boards and prepare for the work world. “There is an element of surprise every day as you prepare for your client,” says senior Kat Schweitzer. “It is fun meeting people and having someone new to talk to. I feel that working in our

salon prepares us for the real world and we are much more confident as we enter the workforce.” Senior cosmetology students having worked in the salon during their junior year enter their senior year experienced and confident. Courtney Tebelman says she loves working in the salon and creating new looks for the clients. “I like to see my clients as they look into the mirror and smile and know that I made them happy and that they feel good about themselves,” she says. Clients are charged a minimal cost for services, ranging from $1 for a shampoo and $2 for a haircut to $16 for a perm and up to $30 for a color service. The school is located in Bethel on Ohio 125, with the salon entrance in the front of the building. For an appointment or more info, call 734-6222.



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The week at Bethel

• The Bethel-Tate boys’ golf team beat Clermont Northeastern 180-201, Sept. 7. Bethel’s Jason Adams medaled with 4 over par 40 on the front nine at Friendly Meadows. On Sept. 8, Bethel scored a 159 to beat New Richmond’s 161, and Reading’s 184. Bethel’s Jason Adams medaled with 1 over par 36 on the front nine at Lindale. On Sept. 9, Bethel placed first with a 162 in day one of the SBAAC Tournament at Deer Track. Bethel’s Alex Dice medaled with an even par 36 on the front nine. • In girls’ volleyball, Fayetteville beat Bethel-Tate 25-17, 25-17, 25-12, Sept. 8. • In girls’ tennis, BethelTate beat New Richmond 5-0, Sept. 8. Schaljo beat C. White 6-2, 6-3; Daugherty beat Jones 6-3, 6-2; Reinhart beat Tucker 6-1, 6-8, 6-1; Danlin and Adams beat A. White and Stillwell 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; Wallace and McMullen beat GlynnDavid 6-2, 6-4. • In girls’ soccer, BethelTate beat New Richmond 2-1, Sept. 9. Bethel’s Brittney Fischer and Morgan Calhoun scored the two goals.

The week at Felicity

• The Felicity-Franklin girls’ tennis team lost 5-0 to Western Brown, Sept. 7. On Sept. 9, Felicity beat Goshen 3-2. Felicity’s Overmeyer beat Hulsmeyer 6-3, 61; Atman and Cumby beat Perkins and Poff 6-1, 6-4; Turner and Waters beat Robbins and Eckert 7-5, 6-1.

The week at McNick

• The McNicholas boys’ soccer team shut out Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 2-0, Sept. 7. McNick’s Billy Losekamp made three saves, and Kevin Easley and Jake Greico scored the two goals. • In volleyball, Oak Hills beat McNicholas 23-25, 2522, 25-21, 26-24, Sept. 7. • In boys’ golf, McNick beat CHCA 182-187, Sept. 8. McNick’s Bobby Kelley medaled with 5 over par 41 on the west course at Kings Island. • The girls’ golf team lost to Seton 205-213, Sept. 8. McNick’s Lucy Frey medaled with 8 over par 43 on the front nine at Deer Run. • In girls’ tennis, McNicholas beat Roger Bacon 3-2, Sept. 9. McNick’s Brenna Hartwell beat Bickel 6-0, 6-2; Kara Frey beat Cook 6-1, 6-2; Randolph and Shepherd beat Finke and Wright 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Golf scramble

On Saturday, Sept. 18, at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia, the Vietnam Veterans Clermont County Chapter is having its fifth annual Golf Scramble – 18 holes of golf – to raise funds Prizes include $100 for Longest Drive and $100 for Closest to the Pin, and $100 for Longest Putt. Greg Norman autographed items will also be available again this year’s raffle. Prizes will also be awarded to the first- and second-place teams. The shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. and dinner follows on the Club House Deck. Cost is $90 per player/$360 per team. For more information and a sign up form, visit site at rd/calendar/2010/golf/ m, or contact Regina Herbolt, AVVA Member at 207-2983.

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Tigers get 1st win of Stacy era By Adam Turer

The Bethel-Tate Tigers earned their first win of the 2010 season and first win of the Wayne Stacy era. Stacy led the Tigers to a 14-9 victory over Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference rival Goshen High School Friday, Sept. 10. The Tigers jumped on top early and took a 14-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. However, the lead could have been a lot more comfortable. Bethel-Tate fumbled deep in Goshen territory on two different drives in the first half. “We told our guys at halftime that we had a great opportunity to be up 28-0 at halftime against a playoff team,” Stacy said. “We knew Goshen would keep fighting in the second half.” The Warriors did continue battling and cut the Tigers lead to five points in the fourth quarter. A touchdown and a safety for Goshen in the fourth quarter accounted for the only points of the second half. Despite their first half dominance, it took a defensive stand in the fourth quarter for the Tigers to hold on and notch the victory. Goshen had the ball down five in the final minutes of the game, but could not convert on fourth down. “That said a lot about our players,” Stacy said. “That was a big fourth down stop.” The defense was huge all night for the Tigers. Linebackers Jordan Reinhart and Izzy Toney made big plays all night. The Tigers forced


Erik Shinkle of Bethel pitches the ball to his halfback in a Sept. 10 game against Goshen.


Matt Small of Bethel runs in the flat. Bethel jumped out to an early 14 point lead Sept. 10 and was able to hold off Goshen for their first win of the season 14-9. two fumbles to stop promising Goshen drives. The secondary, led by Brian Myers and Matt Small, battled against an improved Goshen passing attack. “I can’t say enough about our defensive backs,” Stacy said. The Tigers offense put

together its best performance of the season. Myers and Small each rushed for a touchdown. The offensive line continued to play well. “We were in a good rhythm offensively and looked better this week,” Stacy said. The Tigers’ two biggest

obstacles early in the season have been injuries and wasted offensive drives. The players stayed healthy against Goshen, but continued to struggle with turnovers and offensive setbacks. “We’re going to keep working hard to finish drives,” said Stacy. “We need to finish drives and take care of the football.” The SBAAC American Division is shaping up to be a wide open race this season. A win over the defending league champion puts Bethel-Tate right in the mix for the title. It is still early in the season, and the Tigers are going to continue to prepare one week at a time. “We’re gonna work hard each week and see where we are at the end of the season,” Stacy said. The Tigers have a chance to bring their record even and earn another big SBAAC win in Week Four. Bethel-Tate travels to Blanchester Fri-


Senior Brian Myers is focused during the playing of the National Anthem. day, Sept. 17. “This was a big win for us,” said Stacy of the victory over Goshen. “It is a nice building block for us heading into this week.”

McNick rolls Canadian team in week 3 By Nick Dudukovich

Fans who attended the Archbishop McNicholas High School football game may not have recognized the Rockets’ opponent. That’s because Medway High School plays its home games 389 miles away in London, Ontario. The game came to fruition because McNick had an open date for Sept. 10. Rather than taking a week off, team officials set out to find an opponent, and the Canadian team answered the ad. “Nobody wants to have an open date and Medway got in touch with us because they were looking for a cultural exchange with the United States,” McNick coach Steve Klonne said. The move paid off for Klonne and his team as the Rockets coasted to a 48-0 victory. Despite the lopsided score, Klonne still had to prepare for a team he knew nothing about. Klonne and Medway head coach Greg Henderson only exchanged a few formations, so Klonne focused

on making sure his team was ready to play during the practice week. “Going into this (was) a nightmare because we didn’t have a lot to get ready for, so we just went back and worked on the things we needed to work on and took a guess on what they might do and went from there.” The philosophy worked well for the Rockets, who put the game out of reach in the first quarter after forcing two turnovers and scoring three touchdowns (all rushing scores by quarterback Matt Staubach) in the period. McNick is getting production from several athletes scattered around the offense. Those students include Staubach, wide receivers Matt Norrish and James Hunt, as well as running backs Dillon Stanfield, Justin Hollander and Rob Rice. Rice has been an integral part of McNick’s offense and has rushed for 130 yards so far this season. “Rob is just a bull,” Klonne said. “He’s had some big plays and is one of our leading tacklers (on

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“Matt’s been phenomenal so far. He’s made good decisions running out of the triple option,” Klonne said. As the season progresses, McNick opponents could also see Staubach’s value to the team by way of air, and ground.

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McNick doesn’t throw the ball a lot (Staubach has 14 passing attempts) but he does possess the ability to throw down field when he needs to make big plays, Klonne said. “Even though we don’t throw the ball very much, big plays are really what we are looking for when we throw because we think we can go over the top and catch some touchdowns.” On defense, the Rockets are getting contributions from Amelia’s Craig Staderman, who has shown the ability to get to the quarterback, as well as well as Rice, who had two interceptions during the first two contests of the season. The Rockets will seek to build off it’s first three wins when it returns to league play against Fenwick on Sept. 17. Klonne is pleased with his team’s results so far, but said his squad should only take things one game at a time. “The season has been satisfying,” he said. “I hope we can keep going and improving and we’ll see what happens.”

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Varsity football arrives at MVCA By Mark Chalifoux

I’ve had kids who have played for me say that.” Greves said the parents were the driving force behind creating the program. He said retention has already improved and the program is already drawing new students. Vilardo said all the players on the team are excited to be on the ground floor of something that’s growing. “What’s cool about this

The Miami Valley Christian Academy athletic department took another big step forward this year with the addition of a varsity football team. Former Highlands offensive coordinator Robert Vilardo, a man with decades of coaching experience, was tapped to build the program. “I think one of the biggest goals in the creation of the program was for it to help build up the school,” Vilardo said. “There were kids who would leave the school after eleVilardo mentary and m i d d l e school because football wasn’t offered. People say they love the school, the faculty, the family atmosphere but their kid wanted to play football so they had to go somewhere else. Now, they don’t have to do that.” In the first year of the program, the team is playing against a mix of JV and varsity teams. The Lions won their first game and Athletic Director Kevin Greves said the game was one of the biggest events the school has put together. “It was probably one of the best all-around school functions that we’ve had,” he said. The game drew between 400-500 fans to watch the Lions win their first game and there was a tailgating event before the game. “It went really well,”

situation is that the Colerains and Andersons and St. Xaviers of the world didn’t start with the team they have now,” he said. “They started in some office when someone said ‘we should start a football team.’” Those guys who play on state championship teams at those schools owe a serious debt of gratitude to all those teams that played before them and the team

that started that program, he said. They are all a part of that. “That’s what our kids take pride in,” he explained. “Some place down the road, this school will have a championship football team. I hope I’m here for that and that it happens soon but either way, the team that finally breaks through will owe a lot to this team that started it all.”

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MVCA freshman Aidan Henretty carries the ball at a recent Lions practice. Greves said. “It brought everyone together and that made it a big event.” It will be a challenge for Vilardo to build the program, as his first team has only 17 players and several of them have never played football before. “Everyone gets a lot of playing time and they are getting a lot better,” he said. “It’s kind of cool because the kids know that without anyone behind them that they need to step up and fill their roles for the team. It’s pretty amazing how that works out.” Vilardo said he expects the program to grow considerably over the next few years, and said that kids are attracted to it because they want to play on Friday nights. “There’s nothing like Fri-

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Veterans bonus program launched During the course of the United States’ history, there have been moments that defined and changed the future of this country and the world. Thousands of Ohioans have served in such a time and last year, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved an initiative to support these veterans and their families. The Ohio Veterans Bonus Program will grant eligible veterans $100 for each month spent on active duty service in the following theaters or combat zones during these dates: Persian Gulf between Aug. 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991; Afghanistan since Oct. 7, 2001; or Iraq since March 19, 2003. The maximum benefit for in-theater service is $1,000. Eligible veterans serving on active duty (except active duty for training only) anywhere else during the above specified dates may

receive $50 a month up to a total benefit of $500. Veterans may receive a combined, maximum benefit of $1,500 for theater and non-theDanny Bubp ater service during the specified Community dates. Press Guest Families of Columnist deceased veterans may be eligible for $5,000 if the veteran lost his or her life as a result of injuries or illness sustained in Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq service. These families also may receive the bonus the veteran had earned per month, up to a maximum total benefit of $6,500. Families of veterans whose death was not a result of injuries or illness sus-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

What do you think the Bengals record will be this year? Will you follow them more or less than in previous years? Why? “I enjoy the Bengals and expect them to go 10-6. Their schedule is tougher this year. They have to play Indianapolis and San Diego due to their first place finish last year in the AFC North. Barring Injuries, Carson Palmer is primed for a great year. The Defense is good so they should be competitive in all games. Their first two games (@New England and Baltimore) will tell how good they can be. Go Figure!” T.D.T. “10-6. “I will follow them as in the past. “I am a fan, but not eating Ochocincos yet.” G.G.

Sept. 9 question:

Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? “I do not plan on buying an electric car in the near future. While they get better “fuel economy” and put off less green house gases I see some current problems. They have limited range and size.

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Bengals fans expect big things from the team this season. The home opener is Sunday vs. Baltimore. I would only lease one as their residual due to battery replacement is unknown and expensive. Also a 220 ampere garage outlet works best for quicker charging. These may improve in the next 10 years but the hydrogen fueled cars should be ready soon also. For now a vehicle that gets 30-40 mpg will work well for my needs along with driving fewer miles. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

tained in Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq service may receive the bonus the veterans had earned per month, up to a total maximum benefit of $1,500. Eligible veterans or families of eligible veterans who were classified by the Department of Defense as a prisoner of war or missing in action may receive a bonus payment of $5,000. According to estimates, more than 200,000 Ohioans are Iraq, Afghanistan or Persian Gulf War veterans. These veterans sacrificed much for our country, and this bonus program can never express our full gratitude. They put their lives on the line to protect our generation and future generations’ freedoms and safety; they are America’s heroes and are worthy of the utmost respect and recognition for their service. Applications for the bonus are

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ans for the privilege of being Americans. We thank you for your selfless sacrifice and devotion to this great country. Rep. Bubp may be reached by calling (614) 644-6034 or by writing to: Rep. Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. He also may be reached by e-mail at

Q&A about disability, survivors benefits I recently helped staff a Social Security booth at the Midwest Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point, which attracted an estimated 100,000 visitors. Below are just a few of the many questions our employees answered during the two-day event. Q: How does Social Security decide if I am disabled? A: For an adult to be considered disabled, Social Security must determine that you are unable to do the work you did before and unable to adjust to any other work which exists in significant numbers in the national economy. Also, your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. Social Security pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability (less than a year). For more information, read Disability Benefits (SSA Publication No. 05-10029), available online at 9.html. Q: I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. Can I still get my regular Social Security retirement benefits when I reach full retirement age? A: If you are still receiving Social Security disability benefits when

you reach your full retirement age, we will automatically switch you from disability benefits to retirement benefits at that point. The money amount will Sue Denny remain the same – we will just classiCommunity fy you as a retiree Press Guest instead of a person Columnist with a disability. Q: My husband is deceased. Will I be able to receive survivors benefits? A: To receive benefits, the deceased worker – in this case, the husband – must have earned the required number of Social Security credits. See below for other important information about eligibility requirements: • A widow or widower may be able to receive full benefits at age 65 if born before 1940. The age to receive full benefits is gradually increasing to age 67 for widows and widowers born in 1940 or later. Reduced widow/er benefits can be received as early as age 60. If the surviving spouse is disabled, benefits can begin as early as age 50. • A widow or widower can

receive benefits at any age if she takes care of the deceased worker’s child who is entitled to a child’s benefit and younger than age 16 or disabled. • A deceased worker’s former wife or husband who is age 60 or older (as early as age 50 if disabled) can get benefits if the marriage lasted at least 10 years. A former spouse, however, does not have to meet the age or length-of-marriage rule if she is caring for their natural or legally adopted child who is younger than age 16 or who is disabled and also entitled based on the deceased worker’s work. The child must be the deceased worker’s former spouse’s natural or legally adopted child. For more information about survivors benefits, see Survivors (SSA Publication No. 05-10084), available online at 4.html. Sue Denny is the public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in metropolitan Cincinnati. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free presentation for your group or organization? Contact her at

Teen Challenge helps men break addictions Nestled on a hill overlooking Clermont County is Cincinnati Teen Challenge Men’s Ranch. From the outside it’s a quiet place and easy to drive by without noticing its existence. Inside are caring staff members and fragile young men fighting inner demons with the hope of starting a new life. Residents are drug addicts and alcoholics. Some are there voluntarily and some because the court ordered their participation in lieu of jail time. All need intensive help to recover from their addiction and rebuild their lives and the lives of those around them. Ninety percent of the residents had no father involved in their upbringing or had a negative relationship with their father. Thirtyfive percent are absent fathers

continuing the cycle of neglect. Many were alienated by their families and have hit rock bottom. Teen Challenge works to break the cycle and help them Patricia become responsiHolshouser ble adults and fathers. Community Teen Challenge Press Guest provides a faithColumnist based discipleship rehabilitation program for addicts. It boasts a 90 to 92 percent success rate through its highly structured, multi-phased residential program. The men are provided life skills through education, work therapy and mentor-

ship. Every student must complete an educational contract and earn their GED, if necessary. Work therapy is an important component and is scheduled five days a week. It trains the men in life skills such as dependability, following instructions, and doing a job the right way and through to completion. The word of Jesus is taught through reading, Bible studies, devotions, Chapel time and the example of staff leading a Christian life. Executive Director George Martin and Program Supervisor Chad Warner work with businesses to place graduates. Graduates also can stay at the ranch for a small fee while they orient themselves back into world. Many graduates volunteer at the ranch or get

involved in other ministry opportunities in their community. The private funding provided by individuals, corporations and churches enables Teen Challenge to provide their program. Teen Challenge subsidizes at least 59 percent of the cost for each resident. At least 18 percent of the beds are set aside for those unable to pay any of the cost. Teen Challenge is a 501-3c non-profit organization. They welcome cash donations to be used toward their operating costs plus are in need of gas cards to fuel their van, clean men’s dress and work clothes, men’s shoes, a working Bobcat, automotive mechanic’s tools and vehicles in good working condition. For more information on Teen

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Challenge, visit I am currently a student at Thomas More College. For our Business Writing class, each student group was given the assignment of writing at least two documents for a non-profit organization. As a Milford resident, I passed Teen Challenge on U.S. 50 many times, but was not aware of its purpose. I suggested my group contact the ranch to see if they were interested in partnering with us. This article is one of the documents we produced for our assignment. Patti Holshouser lives on Eagle Ridge Road in Miami Township.


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Don Bates, who has been an auctioneer for 60 years, does a number of storage unit auctions for companies around the Tristate.

Bates celebrates 60 years as auctioneer By Kellie Geist

When Don Bates was 12, he knew he wanted to be an auctioneer. Standing outside the auction house selling candy and water just wasn’t enough. “I would sit there and think, ‘How can that guy talk like that? I want to do that someday,’” Bates said. Now, after 60 years of auctioneering, Bates can say he followed his dream. When he was 18, Bates went into the Army and was sent to the Pacific theater, where he earned the Bronze Star. In 1951, Bates used his G.I. Bill money to attend a one-month program at Repperts School of Auctioneering. “The first week I was there the head instructor handed me my money and said, ‘Here, you’re never going to make it,’” Bates said. “It’s been 60 years now, so I think I made it.” After graduation Bates did smaller jobs before landing a position a Effron Corp. and later with Joseph P. Day in New York. In 1962, after doing a $17-million auction, Bates decided it was time to start his own business. “I did an auction in Paducah, Ky., selling steam engines, trucks, vehicles, plumbing, electrical and other surplus ... I sold $17 million worth of items in four days and I was making $90 a week,” he said. “I decided it was time to go out on my own.” Since then Bates has sold in 44 states and Canada, taught auctioneering in 12 states and apprenticed 19 auctioneers. At one point he was called the King of Restaurants because he liquefied a slew of restaurants including Chester’s Roadhouse, the Playboy Club, and the food court at Union Terminal. He also sold vehicles at the Army Depot in Chambersburg, Va., a 17-floor hospital in Austin, Texas, and 24 breweries around the country. Although Bates always knew he wanted to be an auctioneer, his career wasn’t

without sacrifices – especially when it came to his family. “When my kids were little, I never saw them. I was gone, on the road, all the time. I feel bad about it, but that was my life,” he said. “Being an auctioneer was in my blood.” Bates said his wife Garnet quit her job as a nurse to help him manage the auctioneering business and raise their two kids. For a while, the two owned the Huckster House in Newtown. After Garnet died 11 years ago, Bates sold their home in Newtown and moved to Union Township. Fellow auctioneer Garth Semple and his wife Sue Semple nominated Bates for the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Although he didn’t get in last year, Sue said she and her husband felt he deserved the nomination. “He’s a good auctioneer and he’s been doing it for 60 years, so we felt he deserved to be nominated. (Bates) was always very personable, which is something that’s important in this business,” she said. “He’s a real good fellow.” Mike Hilton, another auctioneer who worked with Bates, said Bates’ following comes from years of fairness. “There are always people who like you and people who don’t. Don treats everyone fair and square and that will build a following,” Hilton said. “He really knows the business ... and he’s always a real professional.” While Bates, 84, is slowing down, he still does a number of auctions, including delinquent storage units. He said he hopes to work for at least five more years. “You never know what’s going to happen ... You just go until you have to quit. That’s the way it is,” he said. “I’ve had a good life, but I know the time is coming when I’m going to have to get on the block and say, ‘This is it.” “It’s going to hurt, but that’s part of the game,” Bates said. Bates also is working with a publicist on his autobiography titled, “The Last Bid is Yours.”


Cincinnati Nature Center Executive Director Bill Hopple, standing center, and Board of Trustees Chair Grant Cowen, standing right, watch while a group of children turn the ceremonial dirt during the nature center’s playscape groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Nature Center playscape designed to inspire wonder

By Kellie Geist

When most children think about a place to play, they probably think of a living room floor, a computer chair or a playground with swings and metal slides. But the Cincinnati Nature Center staff hopes that will change. Center staff broke ground for a new outdoor playscape – The Marge and Charles Schott Playscape – Tuesday, Aug. 24. It will be a 1.6acre area where children can play with and experience natural elements. “A nature playscape is designed to provide children with opportunities for unstructured play in a resilient version of local, nature habitat,” said Grant Cowan, chair of the CNC Board of Trustees. “The nature playscape that will be built here at CNC will have native plants, fallen logs, water, rocks and soil ... in which children can come and play.” The playscape started two years ago as is a collaborative effort between CNC, the University of Cincinnati, donors and community volunteers. This effort was not just to build a playscape at the nature center, but also to create a model for other local organizations, schools and individuals to emulate, said Victoria Carr, associate professor in early childhood education at the U.C. and director for the Arlitt Child and Family Research and

Top 10 reasons to build playscapes:

1. Children who experience early and sustained unstructured, free play typically become more sophisticated, diplomatic and socially mature adults. 2. Playscapes offer tremendous possibilities for accelerating academic outcomes for children that are desired by parents and children’s teachers. 3. Playscapes can inspire peer leadership in children who may not be athletically skilled on playgrounds, but may emerge as leaders in nature playscapes. 4. Playscapes allow for creative recess from classrooms, providing emotional respite, which allows the brain more capacity to store information. 5. Playing in nature increase powers of concentration. 6. Playscapes increase attention, which is an important factor at school. 7. Playscapes foster a sense of wonder. 8. Playscapes encourage physical activity. 9. Playing in nature reduces symptoms of depression, meaning children are happier. 10. Playing in nature makes children healthier. Information provided by Victoria Carr, associate professor in early childhood education at the University of Cincinnati and director for the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Three-year-old Orion Fouch of Withamsville does a balancing act while holding two groundbreaking ceremony shovels. The Cincinnati Nature Center playscape groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 24. Education Center. “We truly hope that ... childcare centers, schools, parks and other communities will see that playscape is the new paradigm for play environments,” Carr said. “We are optimistic that the playscape we are breaking ground for ... will serve as demonstration model that can and will be replicated throughout the Greater Cincinnati area,” she said. Having playscapes in important for today’s chil-

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Cincinnati Nature Center staff members hand out plastic hard hats to a group of kids before the CNC playscape groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 24.


Cincinnati Nature Center Early Childhood Specialist Monica Torgesen shows a particular piece of gravel to 4-year-old Emma Eichinger of Loveland during the nature center’s playscape groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 24. dren, who are only spending an average of six minutes a day playing outside. Playing outside has a slew of academic, physical and mental benefits, she said. Bill Hopple, the CNC executive director, said a playscape will inspire children to explore nature while keeping them in a fenced, safe play area. “The ideal would be to give each child an acre of their own ... Here they will have the opportunity to crawl, climb, run, build, dig, play in water, smell, touch, feel and directly experience what has been interesting children for a

millennium – nature and living things,” he said. “We have to provide safe and nearby nature play areas that facilitate exploration and foster a sense of wonder in the natural world,” Hopple said. He said having playscapes and encouraging children to play outside will help them enjoy and appreciate the outdoors both now and in their adult lives. The playscape is expected to be open for visitors in September 2011. The playscape is at the center on Tealtown Road in Union Township.


Bethel Journal

September 16, 2010



“No Bones About It” Lecture Series, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Minning Lecture Hall. Art Lee, M.D. presents “The Total Knee Experience for those with Arthritis.”, Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive. Educational sessions from the leaders in orthopedic care on the Eastside. Free. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6244784, Batavia.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “A Traitor to the Memory” by Elizabeth George. MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.



Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.

Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.




Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7525580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 7


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Owensville Historical Society, 410 S. Broadway, Open to the public. 4538672; Owensville.


Lagniappe, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Anna Ree’s Andouille, 1329 U.S. 52, Cajun. 699-4102; New Richmond. Baby Adventurers, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Weekly through Nov. 5. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Discover wonders of nature with your child using simple sensory experiences and indoor and outdoor play. For parents and their children ages 1-2. $100, $80 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. Cruisin the Parkway, 5 p.m. Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive. Car show with door prizes, music and charity split-the-pot. Family friendly. Free. 8317550. Milford. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 8


Build Your Own Website - Easy!, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Free seminar teaches how to easily build own dynamic website. No web background or web design experience necessary. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by 312-2340; Union Township.


Frontier Square Dance Club, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. 929-2427; Milford.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. Family friendly. $5. 553-4146; New Richmond.



Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Ladies Tea and Fashion Show, 11:30 a.m.3 p.m. Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. With Donna Salyers Fabulous Faux Furs. Flowerarranging class, card-making class, hand massages, 19 vendors/consultants for shopping and “Chance for a Child” raffle. Ages 12 and up. Benefits A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. $25. Reservations required. Presented by A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center. 300-3565. Mount Carmel.


Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Theme: Steampunk Weekend. Features brass and copper clockwork and steam powered inventions that go beyond 1800’s technology. Includes costume and inventor’s contests, dancing and $1 off admission for dressing in Steampunk fashion. Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.


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


SOAR Paranormal and Historic New Richmond present The Ghosts of Ross Gowdy House, 8 p.m. Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St. Presentation, tour, and refreshments. Ghost hunt follows. Ghost hunt proceeds benefit Ross Gowdy House Museum. Benefits Ross Gowdy House Museum. Free 8-9:30 p.m.; $25 Ghost hunt, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Email registration required:, $5 deposit per person required for ghost hunt. Presented by SOAR Paranormal. 293-6752; New Richmod.


Fishin’ to the Music, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunrise Lake, 420 N. East St. Features gospel and bluegrass music. Mini-carnival for children, dunking booth and games, food, auction baskets, craft station for and jam session and more. Tickets for carnival games ten for $1. Benefits Our Journey of Hope Autism and Special Needs Therapy Center. $5; free ages 12 and under. 734-4235. Bethel.


Fossil Collecting Trip, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meet at Rowe woods at 9 a.m. Visit site in Maysville, Ky. where there are multiple layers of rock to climb and keep what you collect. With Brenda Hunda of Cincinnati Museum Center and CNC Chief Naturalist Bill Creasey. Pack lunch, drinks and dress to be outdoors all day. $40, $20 ages 10-15; $20 members, $10 members ages 10-15. Registration required. 8311711. Union Township. Alpacas 4 You Open House, noon-4 p.m. Breezy Hill Acres, 1549 Altman Road. Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 404-4411; New Richmond. Alpacas 4 You Open House, noon-4 p.m. New Richmond Alpaca Farm, 1240 Bethel New Richmond Road. Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 253-3700; New Richmond. Alpacas 4 You Open House, noon-4 p.m. Teddy Bear Alpaca Ranch, 3510 Ohio 131, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 460-6858; Goshen. Alpacas 4 You Open House, noon-4 p.m. Una Luna Alpaca Farm, 344 E. Poplar St. Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 600-5700; Loveland.


SOAR Paranormal and Historic New Richmond presents The Ghosts of Ross Gowdy House at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Ross Gowdy House Museum, seen here, 125 George St., New Richmond. Includes presentation, tour and refreshments. Ghost hunt follows, with proceeds benefiting the Ross Gowdy House Museum. Tour is free, 8-9:30 p.m.; $25 for the ghost hunt, 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. E-mail registration is required: A $5 deposit per person is required for ghost hunt. Call 293-6752 or visit S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 9


Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Theme: Steampunk Weekend. Features brass and copper clockwork and steam powered inventions that go beyond 1800’s technology. Includes costume and inventor’s contests, dancing and $1 off admission for dressing in Steampunk fashion. Old West Festival, $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866937-8337; Williamsburg.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.

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Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road. Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Presented by Log Cabin Herb Society. 768-6137. Willliamsburg.



Monarch Butterfly Tagging, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Join experienced monarch tagger Lester Peyton as he discusses life cycle of monarch butterflies, their migration and wintering grounds and how to provide host plants and nectar.After presentation, move outside and begin tagging process using monarchs in torpor. Walk to the field to look for milkweed and search for more monarchs following tagging. Rain or shine. Family friendly. $5 member adult, $2 child; $7 nonmember, $3 child. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0


Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township.

Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “An Inconvenient Wife” by Megan Chance. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7342619. Bethel.


Learn to Crochet, 6 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Learn simple stitches. Bring a crochet hook size H or larger. For teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 724-1070; Williamsburg. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 1

CIVIC County Commissioner Candidate Forum, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Hosted by Clermont Chamber of Commerce with assistance of Clermont County League of Women Voters. Event includes hot breakfast buffet and open to business community. Candidate will be asked questions by moderator. $30, $15 members. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 5765006; Union Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 688-1009; Mount Carmel. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 2


Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m. St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel. 8 Ball Tournament, 7 p.m. Bocca Billiards, 749 State Route 28, $10. 576-6665. Milford.



Michael Uslan, executive producer of the “Batman” movies and comic book historian is the main attraction at the Cincinnati Comic Expo, held Saturday, Sept. 18. It is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave. Tickets are $7, $5 for students with ID and free admission for ages 10 and under with a paying adult. Artists, writers and vendors will be on hand throughout the day. Visit

Take Charge of Your Life Now, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn to create time and space to focus on you, realize your dreams, explore strategies for creating the life you want, activate your highest purpose, and more. $149. Registration required. 8293341. Union Township.


Swap in the Alley, 9 a.m.-noon, Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive. Swap meet and bench racing. Bring what fits in your trunk or pick-up. No trailers. Free. 8317550. Milford.


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” comes to the Aronoff Center for the Arts Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Oct. 3. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the romance of two couples against the backdrop of war and prejudice. Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $22.50 and can be purchased at or at 800-982-2787.


September 16, 2010

Bethel Journal


What do you call it? An affair or a betrayal? You know what a euphemism is? It’s something awful dressed up to look like something nice. It’s words in sheep’s clothing. For example, betraying the vow you made to your spouse when you were married is not called a betrayal, adultery or being unfaithful. It’s called, “extramarital sex,� “one-night stand,� “playing around� or having “an affair.� A word like affair can even have a certain sophistication about it, and not only to “Desperate Housewives.� Some studies suggest almost half of husbands are unfaithful at some point in their marriage. Women are less to be

unfaithful, but researchers admit they’re not really sure about that because women are better at concealing it and are less likely to own up to it. Why are we so blasÊ about the most sacred and serious vow we make in our lives? What are the possible motives? Some are: wanting to feel desired or young or free; a narcissistic ego seeking grandiosity; looking for more emotional intimacy and warmth; wanting to rebel, humiliate or punish the other, or to prove you’ve still got it; seeking pleasure without personal and emotional involvement; trying to alleviate loneliness; acting out an envy which thinks every

other couple is more sexually fulfilled, so why not me? It can also be a way to deny the coming of middle age, or to regain the thrill of early romance, and so on. Author Ruth Houston says, “Women are usually looking for emotional fulfillment and men are looking for sex. Women tend to do it as a last resort after they’ve tried everything else, but their words have fallen on deaf ears.� Psychologist David Wexler says, “Men feel alive and worthy when they look into the eyes of a partner and see love, delight and respect mirrored back. A ‘broken mirror’ is a partner’s constant

view.� The joining of two people in marriage is founded upon a mutual exchange of holy pledges. These are the only true vows that most people will ever make. A vow differs from a mere promise or a resolution. A vow is not like the signing of a legal document nor is it like any other human promise. As author Mike Mason puts it, “A vow is, per se, a confession of inadequacy and an automatic calling upon the only adequacy there is, which is the mercy and power of God. “To keep a vow means not just to keep from breaking it, but rather to devote

the rest of one’s life to discovering what the vow means, and to be willing to change and grow accordingly.� Marital unfaithfulness brings some temporary pleasures but also a spreading dishonesty and guilt – especially if one has thought of oneself as an honest person. “It’s awfully easy to lie when you know you are trusted implicitly – and so very degrading,� said Laura in the movie “Brief Encounter.� Despite the casualness with which some brush off their infidelities or excuse a “casual fling,� it is deeply disturbing to the cheated-upon

spouse. I t means that Father Lou something important Guntzelman is lost and Perspectives gone from the marriage, perhaps forever. The trust, the love, the many dreams that were shared when the vows were first made, don’t shine as brightly anymore – and, in pain, one wonders if they ever will. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Smart idea to check out used car before buying it There are several steps to take in order to protect yourself when buying a used car. I continue to receive several complaints each month from used car buyers who complain the vehicle doesn’t work correctly and the dealer won’t do anything about it. They fail to realize often the dealer is not obligated to do so. If the vehicle is sold “As Is� it doesn’t even have to be roadworthy. Lawrence Bailey of Forest Park was looking for an older-model Mercedes Benz, saw one advertised, and went to the used car dealer offering it for sale. While taking it for a test drive he noticed several problems. “Lights on the dashboard came on. They said they would take care of those things and I could pick the car up the next day,� Bailey

said. Bailey agreed to pay $4,300 for the vehicle and the next day drove it off the lot. On his way home he noticed the odometer was not moving and called the dealership. “The salesman said, ‘If you give me $75 to $125, we’ll put another one in there and we just won’t charge you labor,’ � Bailey said. Bailey said he was not at all happy with that response, nor with the black paint that was washing off the back of the car with the first rain. The ad for the car said it was black, so did the key chain tag – but the sales contract said it was slate gray. It’s that slate gray color that was now coming through under the black paint. The biggest problem for

Bailey is he relied on the odometer statement he received from the dealer stating the vehicle had 158,000 miles on it. The statement failed to disclose the odometer could be wrong. No one really knows how many miles are on the car, but Bailey suspects there could be a lot more. “They have it listed as 158,413, but I later found some documents in the glove box that said it was over 200,000 miles,� Bailey said. He found that reading on a transmission repair receipt dated three years ago. In addition, there were service stickers on the inside of the front door that stated the car had been serviced long after it had traveled 158,000 miles. “I would just like my money back and not even

deal with it any further,� Bailey said. If the documents with the car are correct, the odometer has been rolled back – possibly in order to get a higher sale price. The car salesman tells me he was unaware there were any odometer problems at the time of sale. Bailey complained to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and state officials at first treated it as a broken




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odometer. After I contacted them, and explained about the possible odometer rollback, officials have decided to take another look at the complaint. To avoid such problems, I suggest getting a Carfax report before buying a used car. Bailey said he did ask the dealer for one before he bought the Mercedes but was told the dealer couldn’t

get one. In addition, get the car checked Howard Ain out by an independHey Howard! ent certified mechanic – they’ll know what items need checking. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


Bethel Journal

September 16, 2010


Enjoy beginning of fall with end-of-garden soup No matter how much time I allow for cleaning the house and cooking the food when we have people over, I always wind up with more to do than I thought. And I Rita a l w a y s to Heikenfeld like mop the Rita’s kitchen k i t c h e n f l o o r before our guests come. My husband, Frank, thinks I’d be less stressed if I paid less attention to the floor. “No one ever looks at the floor,” he tells me.

Well, that may be true, but I do and I admit I’m obsessive about it getting mopped. I wonder how many of you feel the same way?

End of garden zucchini, corn and sausage soup

I’m still getting decent peppers from the garden, although with this heat and lack of rain, they are very thin-walled. I found this out when I diced a bunch of them for the freezer. But their flavor is still good, and I used two of the smaller red bell peppers for this soup. I got this recipe from my friend, Batavia reader Bert Villing, who received it from

Sue, one of our colleagues. I think Bert called it “zucchini sausage soup.” I changed the name since I made several adaptations to it. Her original recipe used 2 cups celery, 1⁄2 teaspoon each of the basil and oregano, and no chickpeas, corn or broth. Next time I’ll add a minced garlic clove or two along with the onions and celery. 1 pound Italian sausage 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced celery or more to taste 1 large bell pepper, diced 1 teaspoon each: dry basil and oregano 28 oz. canned diced

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Rita’s “end of garden” zucchini, corn and sausage soup. Chicken broth if necestomatoes with juice (can also substitute 4 cups fresh) sary Parmesan cheese 14.5 oz. can chickpeas Salt and pepper to taste or canellini beans, drained Frozen corn (I used my Brown sausage, drain off own, about 2 cups) 3 generous cups diced fat. Add onions, celery and squash (I used patty pan bell pepper, and cook several minutes, until onions that Bert gave me) start to turn translucent. Add everything else but broth. Cook, covered, at a simmer for about 30 minutes until veggies are tender. If you want, add broth and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with plenty of Parmesan.

Easy maple nut granola

I just put a chunky granola recipe in the column last week, but I had a request for a “real healthy, real easy” granola with only oats and nuts that doesn’t call for lots of oil or butter and no white sugar. Here’s one that is delicious over Greek yogurt and bananas. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

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3 cups old-fashioned or quick (not instant) oatmeal 2 ⁄3 cup any chopped nut you like, or a combination of two Couple dashes salt 2 tablespoons canola 1 ⁄3 cup pure maple syrup

Mix oats, nuts and salt together. Stir in oil, syrup and vanilla and mix well. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool and store at room temperature for a couple of weeks, or freeze for three months.

Close to Outback’s bleu cheese vinaigrette

The requests for this keep popping up. Now Outback, as far as I know, makes just about everything from scratch – that’s why the food is so good. I did find out (and don’t ask how!) that they use olive oil, Danish bleu cheese, vinegar, seasonings and fresh basil. This is as close as I can get to it.

Mix together: 1

⁄4 cup olive oil ⁄4 cup white wine vine-


gar Several dashes balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon sour cream or less to taste Leaves from a couple sprigs of fresh basil (go to taste and chop) Salt and pepper, to taste 1 ⁄2 cup crumbled Danish bleu or other bleu cheese plus more for garnish Candied pecans: I just toss some pecans with melted butter, a shake of cinnamon and a bit of sugar. I roast them in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


Clermont heroes

During the Clermont County commissioners’ meeting July 21, Commissioner Bob Proud recognized Spc. Brian Murphy, who graduated from McNick High School, and Kelly Pels, who graduated from Goshen High School. Pels is getting ready to leave for her third tour and second tour to Iraq while Murphy recently returned from a 14month tour in Afghanistan.

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Bethel Journal

September 16, 2010


’Tis the season for fishing, making zucchini pie Howdy Folks, Last week we went up to Panhandle for a Grange meeting and inspection. You may wonder where Panhandle is. If you take Ohio 125 like you are going to West Union, you will pass through this area. The Grange is on Ohio 136. On the way up we stopped at the Veterans Home out of Georgetown to deliver some items the PERI folks had gathered. This is a very important thing for folks to do for these veterans that have helped keep our country safe. We went over to Point Isabel and got a small bunch of honey bees. They were around a flower pot by a pond. We needed to bring the flower pot home with us so we will get the folks another flower pot of

course, there will be flowers in it. Last Saturday morning Ruth Ann and I the KinGeorge took ners from Rooks the Riverside Ole Coffee Mill, Fisherman in Batavia fishing, there were some fish caught. While I cleaned the fish Ruth Ann and the girls were getting dinner ready and when I got the fish cleaned she had thawed a big bunch out from the freezer. The kids always want Ruth Ann’s homemade macaroni and cheese with the fish. Last Sunday evening we along with many other people, watched the fire works

on television. I tell you it was probably the best one we have ever seen it was just beautiful and well done. We were watching the RFD television program and they said some of the farmers were keeping corn cobs from the combines to make ethanol gasoline. They had an elevator on the combine that put the cobs in a wagon to be taken to the place where they would be used for ethanol gasoline. Some of the farmers with big dairy herds are using equipment to mix the manure with water, then using equipment to put it down into the soil. It seems that folks are trying different ways to use the animal waste in a better more effective way instead of so much runoff in the water shed. We were watching a pro-

gram the other day on “Our Ohio,” and it showed folks raising mint tea and harvesting it. The machine they were using looked somewhat like a self-propelled hay binder. There was an elevator that ran the mint up on a wagon. Then a couple ladies using pitch forks loaded the mint onto another wagon. This was here in our Great State of Ohio. I was talking to Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait shop in Afton, they had a crappie tournament this past Sunday and the catch was good. The big crappie was almost 2 pounds. There were lots of crappie over 9 inches long. It seems the fishermen had a super day with everyone catching good size crappie, lots of stripers, along with

catfish and bass. Ruth Ann and I went to two funerals this morning. The first one was Terry R. Mullins, this feller was a fine Christian and very involved in his church and sports. His mother has worked for Senior Services for a lot of years and his sister Cindy also works for Senior Services. Their dad drives a tour bus for ACP Bus Line. After this funeral we went up to Bethel funeral home for a friend Marie Veatch. I took her late husband Les fishing along with Jerry. These folks will be missed. A lady sent Ruth Ann a recipe for a Zucchini Pie a while back. She just got a chance to try it and it was good. So she will put the recipe in, if you still have zucchini try it.

Zucchini ‘Apple Pie’

Toss together: 4 cups sliced pared zucchini, cooked until tender crisp, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, a dash of salt. Mix in a bowl, 11⁄4 cups sugar, 11⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, 11⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar, dash of nutmeg, 3 tablespoons flour. Add zucchini and mix well. It will be runny, but that’s okay. Dump filling into 9-inch crust, dot with butter. Add top crust, bake at 400 degrees F. for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Reconnect on Facebook appearance of many people. In just a few months though, I have connected with 95 of my “closest high school friends.” It’s really fun. Clermont Senior Services has been on Facebook for the better part of a year. We post basic news and human interest stories as well. We keep our Facebook friends up to date on the progress of our new kitchen. We also post event information. You could post your own birthday party if you wanted to. For us, it’s the information about our upcoming Art, Antiques, and Collectibles Auction Sept. 10. By the way, two special items have been donated since our release about this event. One is an exquisite, hand-made Amish quilt in the Lone Star pattern, pieced with beautiful red, white and blue fabrics, and donated by Jim and Nancy Parker. The other is a week’s stay in a luxury, four-bedroom home on beautiful Captiva Island, Fla. The house is situated on the bay with its own dock and a private swimming pool. Four couples could go together to purchase a great week of fun. Call us at 724-1255 for more info. You can see photos of both items on our Facebook page. How do you do it? Just type the word “Facebook” on your Internet search engine. Then Facebook will ask you for an e-mail address and a password, which you select yourself. Then type “Clermont Senior Services” in the Facebook search field.

We’ll pop right up. B e t t y W h i t e recently Linda hosted “SatEppler urday Night L i v e , ” Community because mil- Press guest lions of peocolumnist ple requested it through Facebook. On the show she made the comment, “Facebook sounds like a huge waste of time. I’d never say that people on it are losers, but that’s because I’m polite.” The audience roared. I hope that I and the 500 million other Facebook losers “see” you there soon. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.

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I would imagine that most of you have heard of Facebook, but you may be wondering what it is. Facebook is a social networking website. Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups. Although social networking is possible in person, it is most popular on the Internet, because the Internet is filled with millions of individuals and groups who are looking to meet other people to share information about hobbies or work, to develop friendships or professional alliances, or find employment. The topics and interests are infinite. For most people, it’s a gathering spot to connect with friends. Facebook allows you to make new connections with people who share a common interest. Additionally, users can join networks organized by their own workplace, companies, schools and organizations or clubs. I’ve had a Facebook page (site) for some time. I’ve been connecting friends I knew in high school. It’s very easy to search for someone on Facebook. You just type in their name or the common interest, such as the name and location of the high school. It may take two or three identifiers to find the person you are looking for. Most people post a photo of themselves, which helps you decide if that’s the person you know. Warning: I have discovered firsthand that 45 years out of high school alters the





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Bethel Journal


September 16, 2010

RELIGION Bethel Assembly of God

As you get ready for back to school, why not come back to church, too. Besides being a great place for your kids to learn moral values, studies show attending church makes you healthier and happier. The church offers great programs for kids – from babies to teens, relevant teaching to help people live lives connected. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m. Sunday services is 10:45 a.m. Come early for refreshments and coffee. The church is at 321 North Main St., Bethel; 734-2171.

Bethel United Methodist Church

The church is at 402 West Plane Street in Bethel.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Lerado Church of Christ

The church is located at 5852 Marathon-Edenton Road.

Locust Corner United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525,

SonRise Community Church

The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 876-0527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

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Beechmont Squares to offer classes The Beechmont Square will offer western square dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. No partner is required. Ages 12 to 99 welcome. Sharon Murphy is the caller-instructor. Admission is $5 per person per class. The Sept. 20 class is free.

Children age 12 to 17 are free with a paying adult after Sept. 20. Rhythm not required, just the ability to walk at a medium pace. No special equipment needed, just wear comfy shoes. For more information, contact: Rob or Deb Embry at 513-752-3309 or e-mail; Mark or Veida Wasserman at 871-6010 or e-mail

REUNIONS ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities


770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Church, Bethel 3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

St. Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 8:30 AM

844 State Rt. 131

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

513 831 0196



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

GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available


UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

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


Classes for every age group

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Sunday Worship


Outdoor Shelter Service

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

Indoor Worship Service

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



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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Pastor Mike Smith


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


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

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

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



BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN CE-1001565768-01

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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service


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

Sunday Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church

8:30 a.m.

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson)

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

Casual, Contemporary and Music filled service. Enjoy coffee and a donut before the service.

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


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Owensville United Methodist Church


Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd & church childcare Full Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

Trinity United Methodist

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

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

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


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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

683-2525 •


NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

9:30am 10:30am


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

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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


EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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


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

“Room for the Whole Family”

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12



7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

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

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

The Sycamore High School Class of 1960 – will relive “That Wonderful Year” during its 50th reunion, during the weekend of Sept. 17-19. The festivities begin on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with a “get reacquainted” party at Swaim Lodge in Montgomery. Pizza and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided at no charge (BYOB) by the reunion committee. Saturday evening the celebration will be from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at Terwilliger's Lodge on Deerfield Road. The cost for this event is $30 and includes food and non-alcoholic drinks (BYOB) as well as several gifts. The weekend concludes Sunday afternoon with a picnic at 3 p.m. at the home of Roger and Anita McHugh in Loveland. The cost for the picnic is $10 and includes food and drinks, hay rides, and lots of socializing. Classmates that have not been contacted are: Donna Bryan, June Burress Matthews, Robert Evans, Irene Hedges Evans, Gerald Kohl, Jack Marshall, Ronnie McLemore, Delores Mixon, Mary Alice Payne, Almeda Phillips, Stanley Phillips, Glen Pugh, Alan Ross, June Spurrier Bentley, Robert Swadley, and Rose Williams. Anyone having information about our missing classmates or needing information about the reunion can contact Roger or Anita McHugh at 513677-8448. Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion, 711 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 fto purchase tickets. Deer Park High School Class of 1960 – is having its 50th reunion Sept. 24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850. The Madeira High School Class of 1985 – is having its 25th reunion Saturday, Oct. 2. Surrounding classes are also invited. Email Julie Brockhage Himes at for details. All Saints School Class of 1961 – is having its reunion at 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 6, at Crown Plaza in Blue Ash. Contact Jan at 513-984-8445. Western Hills High School Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 – will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff members from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff members who are interested in attending, contact Patty Day at 504-8090, or St. Bernard Elmwood Place – is having an all-class reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Municipal Building located on Washington Ave. The reunion is open to former faculty, staff and students. This is also a scholarship fundraiser for future students. The cost will be $20 per person and tickets are available at the door. There will be refreshments, music, door prizes and a split the pot. Visit or contact




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Jesse K. Withers, 27, 2844 Ohio 125, Bethel, criminal mischief, criminal trespass at 2846 Ohio Pike,

| DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

Bethel, Sept. 1. Juna L. Powell, 45, 210 Market St., New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft at 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 31. Juna L. Powell, 45, 210 Market St., New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft at 595 Ohio 222, Felicity, Sept. 1. Gerald E. Sarver, 35, 233 Sulpher Spring, Batavia, burglary, theft at





Happy birthday to:

Willis, Minnie Haworth, Adrain Witschger, Tammy Rhodes, Brenda Wilkerson, Dorothy Jeffers, Bill Shreve, Thomas Howard, Sherri Morgan, Vera Davis. Sept. 14 – Timothy Hall, Lela McKinley, Gloria Hartmann, Justin Anderson, Marc Hafner, Duston Osborne. Sept. 15 – Stephanie Hill, Emily Behymer, Ed Hale, Rosalie Robinson, Judy Mullins, Harold Daugherty, Shawn Rutherford, Mike Parks, Michael Philhower. Sept. 16 – Andy Stober, Greg Lane, Krista Lung, Daisy Griffith, Chris Taylor, Zane Bunton, Krystal Jodrey, Tim Curtsinger, Jack Arwine. Sept. 17 – Kathy Rose, Agnes Swing, Deana Collins, Eulas Jones, Jeremy Menard. Sept. 18 – Cale Baudendistel, Casey Short, Nancy Yost, Lisa Chandler, Benard Brumley, Annette Bratten, Doug Patterson, Debra Edwards, Barb Anderson, Rick Sharp, D. J. Forder. Sept. 19 – Mary Marx, George Guy, Ed Noel, Kim Arnett, Dick Smith, Matt Longanacre. Sept. 20 – Louella Franklin, Tim Dincler, Judy Redden, Paulette Fridel. Sept. 21 – John Brown, Bill Duckworth II, Katie Menard, Sylvia Farmer, Fred Schnieder. Sept. 22 – Tracy Willhoff, Mildred McIntyre, Cammie Beyer, Bill Shula, Babe Root, Melissa Hafner, Tina Vagnini, Mary Gray. Sept. 23 – Kristopher Conner, Stella Bailey, Emma Franklin, Brittany Brannock, John Borgerding, Sharon Ausman. Sept. 24 – JoJean Planck, David Morford, Lisa Singler, Leah Trout.

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Harry R. Behymer, 60, of Bethel died Sept. 1. Survived by wife, Wyvonne M. (nee Kratzer) Behymer; sons, Warren A. Behymer, Jeremy L. Behymer and Russell J. Behymer; mother, Ruth Elizabeth (nee Moore) Sharp; brothers, Robert Behymer and James Behymer; sisters, Ellen Gulley and Lea Rideout; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, Warren E. Behymer. A celebration of Harry’s life will be held at a later date as determined by the family.

Preceded in death by husband, Leslie M. Veatch; stepson, Wayne Veatch; sister, Jean Ann Cegiel; and parents, Roy Raymond and Alice (nee Muller) Raymond. Services were Sept. 7 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials to: Bethel Church of Christ, 125 E. Plane St., Bethel, OH 45106; Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, OH 45121; or donor’s choice.

3558 Clover Road, Bethel, Sept. 1. Laverne Sarver, 29, 233 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft at 3558 Clover Road, Bethel, Sept. 1. Paul Ferguson, 39, 319 Main St., Apt 2, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft at 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 31. Paul Ferguson, 39, 319 Main St., Apt 2, Felicity, breaking and entering,

Happy anniversary to

Sept. 1 – Ralph and Hazel Adams, Gilbert and Joyce McKee, Herman and Nellie Banks. Sept. 2 – Charles and Sherry Napier. Sept. 3 – Ralph and Pauline Harmon, Artie and Pam Ausman. Sept. 4 – Dr. Terry and Rae Frost, Lorin and Ruth Baudendistel. Sept. 5 – Harmon and Ruth Fagley, Sam and Becky Longanacre. Sept. 7 – Mike and Ursella Raily, Kenneth and Patty Franklin, Irvin and Gallar Long. Sept. 8 – Russell and Irene England.

theft at 595 Ohio 222, Felicity, Sept. 1.

Have you been trying to get pregnant without success? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a Clinical Research Study for a new investigational medication to see if it can help stimulate the ovaries for in vitro fertilization (IVF). This study is being conducted by the Institute for Reproductive Health. The Institute for Reproductive Health is looking for women who are trying to become pregnant. To qualify, you must be between the ages of 35 - 42 and be in good general health with regular menstrual cycles.

If you have been trying to get pregnant without success call the Institute for Reproductive Health.

Qualified participants will receive study related procedures and investigational study medication at no cost.

Call the Institute for Reproductive Health. 513-924-5550


Criminal mischief

At 2846 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Sept. 1. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Criminal trespass

Breaking and entering

Domestic violence

At Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 2.

At 2846 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Sept. 1.

At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 14. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 22. At 595 Ohio 222, Felicity, April 7.

Misuse of credit card

At 3558 Clover Road, Bethel, Aug. 9.

At 1727 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel,


Sept. 9 – Melvin and Ruth Riddlebarger, Earl and Madelyn Cahill, Chris and Georgette McKee. Sept. 10 – Dennis and Bonnie Walker, Jerry and Bridget Drake. Sept. 11 – Ed and Julie Steelman Sept. 12 – Maurice and Carol Teegarden, Sam and Kathie Hays Sept. 13 – Daryl and Janice White, Barry and Darlene Evans Sept. 14 – Dave and Denise Mosbacker, Jeff and Jane Stein. Sept. 15 – Greg and Sandy Bauer Sept. 16 – Lloyd and JoAnn Stober, Dwight and Pam Wilson, Melvin and Landa Conover, Terry and Judy Schultz, Tim and Glenda Curtsinger. Sept. 17 – Jim and Vicki Bunton, Charlie and Linda Brunner Sept. 18 – Keith and Helen Armstrong, Bill and Kym Pride Sept. 19 – Harry and Emma Trester Sept. 20 – Kenneth and Dorothy Johnson, Terry and Sharon Snider, Homer and Gladys Barr, David and Karen Strasinger. Sept. 21 – John and Donna Yost Sept. 22 – Paul and Marilon Schultz, Benton and Michelle McNeese. Sept. 23 – Bill and Pat Shreve, Jay and Molly Miller Sept. 25 – Ray and Shirley Herget Sept. 26 – Bob and Karla Parker, Chris and Connie Baker Sept. 27 – Roy and Martha Smith, Stephen and Melvia Gregoire, Jim and Hilda Fannin. Sept. 28 – Bud and Joye White, James and Connie England, Steve and Teri Wilson. Sept. 30 – Ohmer and Frances Earhart

MARRIAGE LICENSES Tyler Stegemiller, 20, 831 Turner Road, Rising Sun, Indiana, editorial liason and Amanda Guenther, 22, 3120 Ohio 133, Bethel, teacher. Jason Walker, 26, 2044 Dean Road, Bethel, HVAC technician and Stephanie Sheppard, 24, 492 Ohio 222, Felicity, teacher.

At Ohio 133 Lot 8, Bethel, Sept. 3. At 3706 Starling Road, Bethel, Sept. 3.


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


3847 Ohio 756, Nathan Hoskins to Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, 0.5 acre, $8,233.46.


2067 Antioch Road, BAC Home



At 1000 Elm St., Felicity, Aug. 31.

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118,320.99 86,622.98 150,177.32 17,569.30 70,755.99 96,349.04 294,719.69 44,680.55 18,365.50 138,008.86 29,695.35 96,231.73 58,992.00

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Linda L. Fraley Secretary, Clermont County Budget Commission

Loans Servicing, LP to Michael & Debra Abbinante, 1 acre, $45,000. No address given, Harold & Maureen St. Clair to Michael & Dana McConnell, 1.258 acre, $6,290.


2549 Viking Court, Dollyrene Sturgill to Scott Fehn, 5.925 acre, $27,840.


Lanigan Pools, Amelia, pool, 2661 Ohio 232, Tate Township.


4K Architecture, Cincinnati, alter, 503

W. Plane St., Bethel Village, $9,000. Eubanks Construction, Felicity, shelter, 521 County Park Road, Chilo Village, $12,000.

Pierce Point

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The following distribution of the Undivided Local Government Fund for 2011 was made byt the Clermont County Budget Commission August 31, 2010 in accordance with Section 5745.53 of the Ohio Revised Code:


Bethel, Sept. 5. At 274 Bear Creek Road, Felicity, Sept. 1. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Aug. 14. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, July 22. At 3558 Clover Road, Bethel, Aug. 9. At 3839 Ohio 756, Felicity, Sept. 2. At 595 Ohio 222, Felicity, April 7.







Sept. 25 – Nina Smith, Debbie Craycraft, Ty Rorick Sr., Carol Wissman, Michael Philhower. Sept. 26 – Rich Jasontek, Amanda Sandker, Ray Hicks, Marie Pelfrey, Wilma Hitt, Terri Wilkerson, Brent Weber, Theresa Sowers, Tammy Applegate, Shirley Gregovich. Sept. 27 – Jared Trout, Doris Potts, Paul Rose, Paul Riddle, Erin Brooks, Jeff Merritt, Jonathan Houchin, Millie Beighle, Jerry Creager Jr., Kathy Sowers, Chad Ward, Brenen Hounshell. Sept. 28 – Clyde Smith, Daniel Schweickart Jr., Megan Stober, Roger Holland, Larry Harlow, Lee Richter, Esther Schirmer, Jessica Short. Sept. 29 – Kane Hacker, Robert Young, Karen Chapman Amy Bishop, Ray Parker, Josh Shepherd, Devon Flarida. Sept. 30 – Jean Wilkerson, Laura Conover, Bill Bick, John Caldwell, Toni Riedel, Nick Maschmeier.

Marie Rosalyn Veatch

Marie Rosalyn Veatch, 70, of Bethel died Sept. 1. Survived by stepdaughter, Gayle Parker; brothers, Leroy, Daniel and David Raymond; and sisters, Marlene Rybolt, Charlotte Elliott, Ramona Heitman and Cecelia “Peggy” Shadwick.



DEATHS Harry R. Behymer

Your Community Press newspaper serving Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Franklin Township, Moscow, Neville, Tate Township, Washington Township

BETHEL OBSERVER Sept. 1 – Lucinda Peal, Sarah Coats, Melinda Haworth, Elynor Dusham, Bill Canter, Robert Blasing. Sept. 2 – Janelle Jasontek, Cammie Beyer, Bart Elkins, Mabel Steen, Scott Webster, Jason Shreve, Eric Ely. Sept. 3 – Matthew Hanke, Beth Figgins, Brad DeHart, Judy Williams, Kendall Hamilton, Elizabeth Brummagem, Kevin Conder, Matt Bailey, Alyssa Penny, Jordan Ely. Sept. 4 – Holly Harris, Mike Railey, Tracy Kullum, Eileen Smith, Tonya Robinson, Betty Blevins, Allen Burton, Lisa Becker, Sandi Weber. Sept. 5 – Cecil Love, Doug Sheilds, Tanya Farmer, Billy Bruner, Marjorie Rudd, Don Block. Sept. 6 – Anne Camery, Edna Bradshaw. Sept. 7 – Jenny Wilson, Stuart Jaskowiak, Megan Jaskowiak, Scott Gaskins, Joe Johnson, Adam West, Renee Simms. Sept. 8 – Eric Martin, Eula Dawson, Betsy Foreman, Ruth Moss, Martha Bost. Sept. 9 – Margaret Gloechner, Carol Gullett, Joni Robinson. Sept. 10 – Ruth Rose, Ruth Fryman, Annette Harvey, Ray Motz Jr., Lisa Huedepohl, Nancy Wagner, Jennifer Redden, Mary Frost, Brendan Houser. Sept. 11 – Paul Parlier, Roger Hardin, John Wagner, Steve Dahlheimer. Sept. 12 – Nathan Jaskowiak, Mariam White, Preston Rice, Kipp Dincler, Bethany Adams, Audrey Wallace, Jessica Brooks. Sept. 13 – Shirley Weil, Theresa





Bethel Journal

September 16, 2010

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the website for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of green space. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. As many as eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and

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Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, control-

ling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with

the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


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



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days to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks is recruiting volunteer tutors for its Adult Basic and Literacy Education Classes and English to Speakers of Other Languages classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training session is Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the afternoon or evening. Call 6125830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@

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Lois and Charles will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 16th. They have 11 children: Caren, Skip, Larry, Rick, Russ, Kathy, Ed, John, Andy, Matt and Paige. In addition they have 23 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Lois is a published author and founder of The Collard Festival in Ayden, NC. Charles retired from P&G after 43 years. They have resided in Milford for 34 years and are members of St. Andrews Parish.

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Amelia High School Class of 1985 25th Reunion will be held 10/9/2010 6:30PM at The Sports Page Cafe Facebook: Amelia High School Class of 1985


After four public hearings and a slew of advisory committee meetings, the Clermont County commissions are almost ready to approve the county...