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Bethel woman lives dream, wins Emmy By Jeanne Houck

BETHEL — Years ago Cara Hannah Sullivan used to style the hair of family and friends for special occasions such as proms and weddings. Now the 1995 graduate of BethelTate High School is running her fingers through the hair — and wigs – of the likes of Betty White, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Lawrence and Tina Fey. That’s because Hannah Sullivan now is a hairstylist and wigmaker on “Saturday Night Live.” And if you’re wondering how well she’s doing, the two Emmy awards displayed over her television in her home in Manhattan should give you a clue. Hannah Sullivan, 36, and her “Saturday Night Live” hairstyling team won “Outstanding Hairstyling for a MultiCamera Series or Special” Emmys for their work on an episode featuring Zooey Deschanel in 2012 and for their work on an episode featuring Jennifer Lawrence this year. “A small-town girl winning an Emmy award for her work on Saturday Night Live is pretty cool,” said Bethel native Hannah Sullivan, who is married with two children. “(I want) to share my story with the community I grew up in (because) it shows that it can happen to anyone.” Two Emmys are pretty good for a girl who first dipped her toes into the pool of performance by dressing up like her high school mascot, a tiger, and riling up the crowds at football and basketball games. Hannah Sullivan subsequently decided she preferred working behind, not in front of, the cameras. “I have always enjoyed doing hair,” she said. “I finally narrowed in on making hairdressing my career when I was in college. “It wasn’t until I enrolled in the thea-

Bethel native Cara Hannah Sullivan (far right) and her “Saturday Night Live” hairstyling team just won its second Emmy. The others in the picture are, from left, Jennifer Serio Stauffer, Inga Thrasher, Bettie O. Rogers and Jodi Mancuso. PROVIDED

tre department at Northern Kentucky University that I realized that hairstyling and wig-making were an actual career in the theatre/film/television field,” Hannah Sullivan said. Something else she learned during her college years: Her grandmother, Mildred Simmons, was a hairstylist. “My mom says that my grandma would have been very proud of me,” Hannah Sullivan said. Whatever artistry Hannah Sullivan inherited from her grandmother she has augmented with hard work. Hannah Sullivan earned an associate’s degree at UC Clermont College, a bachelor’s degree at Northern Kentucky University, a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music and a cosmetology license at the LaBaron Hairdressing Academy.

Her resume includes work on these shows: • Television - “Saturday Night Live,” the “Today Show,” “Conan O’Brien,” “Access Hollywood,” “Mob Wives,” “Unforgettable,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Fox & Friends,” “America News HQ” and “Attack of the Show.” • Film - “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), “The Normal Heart” (2014) and “Staten Island Summer” (2014). • Broadway - “The Producers,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Little Mermaid,” “110 Degrees in the Shade,” “Les Miserables,” “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Spamalot” and “The Pirate Queen.” So far as “Saturday Night Live,” she said, “All the celebrities that I come in contact with are very nice and are pretty much willing to do whatever it takes to make their hosting experience at SNL awesome,” Hannah Sullivan said.

“Betty White has to be the most down-to-earth celebrity I have ever met. “She is the real deal. So professional and willing to give it her all. “Zooey Deschanel gave us treats from a really awesome New York vegan bakery - who knew a vegan red velvet cupcake could be so delicious,” Hannah Sullivan said. “Jennifer Lawrence was supersweet and willing to do anything funny. “And you can always count on a fantastic week when Tina Fey is in the house.” Hannah Sullivan said the best thing about being a hairstylist for television and film is that the work is never the same. “In one day you can go from 1920s to futuristic hairstyles, and then come back to work the next day and you’re doing modern hairstyles,” she said. So what’s next for Hannah Sullivan? “If I had to give a quick answer, it would be to work on a film in an interesting part of the world - Australia, Mexico, Ireland, Japan, Bethel,” she said. “I would love to work on a film in my hometown.” That certainly would be a treat for two of Hannah Sullivan’s biggest fans, her parents Fred and Louise Hannah of Bethel. Fred Hannah says others in the area also must respect his daughter’s work because UC Clermont College named her Alumni of the Year three years ago. Meanwhile, Hannah Sullivan has this advice for young people contemplating a career in the performing arts: “Be open to the smallest experiences and let the universe lead the way,” she said. “Collect those experiences and cash in when your dream job is closing in.” For more about your community, visit

Sportsmanship personified by football team By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — The municipal building was packed – standing room only – with residents there to honor Bethel Youth Football Program’s 9-year-old Tigers’s football team. Not because they won a league championship, knocked off an undefeated team or broke a record. Their accomplishment was more important than that. As strange as it sounds, the Tigers were recognized for allowing a touchdown. But this wasn’t just any touchdown. This touchdown was scored by a player born with literally half a heart. Peyton West, a member of the Goshen Warriors, suffered brain damage after three open-heart surgeries led to medical complications early in his life. At the age of 5, he had to relearn how to do everything. Now 9 years old, West took a handoff at a recent game against Bethel-Tate. The offensive and defensive lines parted, allowing him to make his way 65 yards to the end zone. Members from both teams followed West down the field and when he crossed the goal line several Tigers could be seen raising their arms in celebration.

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Others high-fived West after his score, which was the only touchdown Goshen got during the game. It was a “neat” moment that Bethel-Tate’s coach was able to use as a teaching tool. “I told them this boy Ausman comes out and plays football – (he) comes to practice every day like you guys,” said Mike Molloy, coach. “When you sit there in school and dread coming to practice, dread running sprints, just think about little Peyton. He wants to be out there every day, he wants to tackle and run sprints.” Molloy said he’s seen a difference in his team since the game. “Our team is playing awesome football now, I think somehow that might have got to my boys,” he said. Village officials invited the Bethel team, its cheerleaders and parents to a recent council meeting. There, Mayor Alan Ausman read a proclamation commending them for going “above and beyond.”



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The Bethel Youth Football Program’s 9-year-old Tigers’s football team was honored at a recent village council meeting – not for winning a game, but for how they played it.

“I teared up,” Ausman said, addressing the team. “It still affects me. Your sportsmanship was just amazing.” Council members lauded the team’s coaching, and said there is a lesson to be learned from the game. “Hopefully, what they take away from this is that there is more to ... sports than

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Love, hope is for sale at yard sale By Jeanne Houck

MILFORD — Love and hope will be on sale among used clothing, books, toys — even crutches – when the Showalter family participates in an upcoming citywide yard sale. Chad and Carrie Showalter plan to use 100 percent of the proceeds of the sale at their home in Milford Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, to help pay to adopt a newborn child who will be a brother or sister to their 7-year-old daughter Isabella. “Carrie and I believe

that adopting a baby is the best way to complete our family,” Chad Showalter said. “We think that Isabella will make a great, big sister, and we are looking forward to caring for another little one.” The Showalters — both of whom have lived a good chunk of their lives in Milford – have learned that private, domestic newborn adoptions come with a hefty price tag. “Knowing that our adoption will cost somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000 was overwhelming at first – and still is,” said Chad Showalter, 38, who is director

of marketing at Watson’s in Evendale. “So we decided to have a fundraising yard sale to help contribute toward those expenses.” Carrie Showalter, 36, a stay-at-home mom, said, “One day we will be able to look back at this yard sale and be able to tell our daughter or son that that the entire community supported us in helping bring her/him into our family.” The Showalters are

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working with Adoption Connection in Amberley Village. “The adoption process is long, and we are at the very beginning of our journey,” Chad Showalter said. Chad Showalter said 14 families have already contributed items for the Showalters to sell Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. “We have everything from a gumball vending machine and outdoor furniture to hundreds of kids’, men’s and women’s clothing items, more than 80 pairs of kids’ and adult

The Showalter family will use proceeds of participating in Milford's annual citywide yard sale to help pay to adopt a child. Here are Chad and Carrie Showalter with their 7-year-old daughter Isabella.JEANNE HOUCK/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Clermont consolidates its polling locations About 30,000 registered voters in Clermont County will receive a “bright green” notification card sometime during the first week of October, advising them of a precinct and/or polling location change that will be effective starting with the general election on Nov. 5. The Clermont County Board of Elections has consolidated numerous precincts in the county in order to equalize the number of voters in each precinct. The Ohio Revised Code limits the number of voters to a maximum of 1,400 per precinct. All boards of elections across the state have been consolidating and splitting precincts in order to save money and comply with state requirements. The board has made 18 polling place changes in order to comply with ADA handicapped accessibility requirements, and to reduce waiting time for voting at the polls. Voters can go to the Board of Election’s website at and search to verify their polling location. The only areas not affected by these changes are the city of Loveland, the villages of Amelia, Chilo, Felicity, Neville, Newtonsville and Owensville and the townships of Jackson and Ohio. These changes are expected to save the county approximately $22,000 at every primary and general election.



Learn to live like a settler By Keith BieryGolick

GOSHEN — Turn off your cellphone – at least for a few hours – and learn to live like a settler. That’s what the Goshen Historical Society is offering Saturday, Oct. 5. when they conduct Goshen’s third-annual Log Cabin Days. The event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the log cabin at the Marr Education Center at Cook Farm, 6707 Goshen Road, adjacent to the high school. The cabin was built in 1804, said Sue Golden, historical society president. “We try to portray life in that era,” Golden said. “It’s a wonderful atmosphere for our past, our present and our future to come together.” The Grassy Run His-

torical Arts Committee will be there, with participants wearing period-appropriate clothing and leading activities to teach the community about how people used to live. Attendees can try spinning and weaving wool, carving wood and churning apple butter. They also can check out antique tractors that will be on display. Residents can even listen to Abraham Lincoln – or at least someone pretending to be the 16th president of the United States – give a speech. There will be a silent auction from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit the society. The event is free. Food and drink vendors will be present. For more information, email

Jessica DeShong, a Loveland resident, enjoys a recent Log Cabin Days event with her daughter, Madalynne.

The log cabin at the Marr Education Center at Cook Farm, 6707 Goshen Road, will be the site of the Goshen Historical Society’s Log Cabin Days Saturday, Oct. 5.


Fall campout on fairgrounds For the sixth year in a row, the Clermont County Fairgrounds is the site of a fun-filled Halloween Campout. The dates are Oct. 24-27. For $75 per camper for three nights (or $40 for primitive camping), families can enjoy all the activities associated with Halloween, including trick or treating, hayrides, and costume and campsite judging, while enjoying evening campfires and all the pleasures of camping with family and/or friends. In addition, there will be free entertainment on Friday night by the Missy Werner Band and on Saturday night, Cheap Thrill. A chili cook-off and additional activities for the kids are also being planned. On the north end of

the fairgrounds, for a small additional charge, a Haunted Trail will be set up for those brave enough to enter. Proceeds from the Haunted Trail will go to the CNE Rockets Baseball Team and the junior class. On Saturday afternoon, Friends of the Fair will be holding a Quarter Auction on the fairgrounds as an additional activity. Those proceeds will go toward the new hog barn and show arena. All campsites include water and electricity. Camping applications can be found of the Fair Board’s website, Call Fair Board Director Jack Graser at 5532608 for more information.

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BETHEL — Village officials are running out of time to escape from fiscal emergency status. That’s why council recently conducted a special meeting that lasted about five minutes – to satisfy requests from the state auditor. “If you’ll recall, when we went into fiscal emergency there was a delay because we reached the point where it was 30 days prior to an election and they don’t make any decisions (at that time) and that pushed us into the middle of next year,” said Travis Dotson, village administrator. “Now, we’re coming up on 30 days prior to an election and they’re trying to get us out (of fiscal emergency) before that. Otherwise, it may roll over to next year and we don’t want that to happen.” A fiscal emergency was declared on Aug. 24, 2010, after a fiscal analysis revealed the village had deficit fund balances of $401,178 and $340,766 as of Dec. 31, 2009, and May 31, 2010, respectively. A seven-member commission was appointed by the state to help the village regain financial stability. In an audit of the village’s accounting and financial reporting methods released earlier this year, the state reported the village does not main-

tain an inventory of capital assets, and because of that cannot determine if items have been Gilpin lost or stolen and if the assets are being used in the most efficient manner, among other things. Dotson The report studied a period from Jan. 1, 2012, to Feb. 19, 2013. Council recently adopted a fixed asset policy at its five-minute meeting to tackle that. “We do have the asset management spreadsheet that we track our assets and plan for the replacement of those (assets),” Dotson said. “(Fiscal Officer) Bill (Gilpin) and I were under the impression that was sufficient to meet the needs the auditors had requested, but we found out late last week they wanted a policy to go with that spreadsheet.” The policy defines fixed assets as “assets of a long-term character which are used in the operation of the village and are intended to be held or used for an extended period of time, such as land, land improvements, buildings and improvements, vehicles, machin-

ery and equipment, and furniture and fixtures.” Infrastructure such as streets, sidewalks, drainage systems, lighting systems and bridges will not be recorded. “It’s anything above $2,500,” Dotson said. The policy also requires a physical inventory of all fixed assets to be completed once a year, in November, in order to insure accountability. In a previous special meeting, officials adopted a purchasing policy for the village after declaring it an emergency. “We had nothing in writing before?” asked council member Lucy Sheperd. Council previously set limits, but it was “not spelled out well enough,” Dotson said. “We already had a purchase order form that gets requested, signed off on by the administrator and goes to the fiscal officer – it just wasn’t documented,” he said. Three other ordinances relating to the village’s personnel policy were also approved. “Part of the release from fiscal emergency dictates a report on accounting methods in which certain things muse be documented,” Gilpin said. “Some of the things we are doing were not written and recorded in the employee handbook. We are not doing anything different at all than before.”

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Trial by horse at Hunter Trials

Do you delight in the sight of riders in breeches and boots folding into sinewy horses as they sail over fences? Thrill to the sound of bugles signaling commands to hounds? Salivate over the taste of smoked quail, rabbit and geese in the fresh air of a tailgate party? Then the 73rd Annual Camargo Hunter Trials and Fall Pace Day Saturday, Oct. 5, at Clippinger Field in Indian Hill is the place for you. A variety of competitions for a variety of ages will keep the two rings and a field at the competition hopping with hounds following their noses and with horses walking, trotting, cantering and jumping. But you don’t have to

sit in a saddle to join the fun at the hunter trials at Clippinger, located at the end of Shawnee Ridge Lane off Shawnee Run Road. For $7 per carload, you can watch the daylong festivities that begin at 8 a.m., check out what’s for sale at vendor booths and participate in a tailgating contest in which food entries must have been made from scratch. Natalie Nesbitt of Indian Hill is a master of The Camargo Hunt, which sponsors the hunter trials. Nesbitt has been participating in the trials for 28 years as a rider and/or organizer. “It’s a great show,” Nesbitt said. “It’s a really well-attended show. “It’s outside and we do it rain or shine,” Nesbitt said. “Even if it rains it’s a

great day.” Village residents and people from neighboring communities as well as Kentucky and Indiana participate in the annual Camargo Hunter Trials, said Paula Watters of Indian Hill, a member of the hunter trials’ organizing committee. Watters said this year’s trials will feature a parade of foxhounds with members of The Camargo Hunt following them over fences. And for the first time, prizes will be awarded in these amounts for these hunter derby jump divisions: $1,000 for jumps by single horses over threefoot-high fences, $500 for jumps by pairs of horses over three-foot-high fences and $500 for jumps by single horses over twofoot, six-inch-high fences. Visit for a schedule of events

BRIEFLY Citizens are invited to apply for a vacant position on the Clermont County Planning Commission. The duties of this commission include the development, updates, application and enforcement of the Clermont County Subdivision Regulations, the county thoroughfare plan, recommendations to various township zoning authorities and other land-use planning initiatives. Commission members are appointed by the Clermont County Commissioners for a term of three years. No members are permitted to serve for more than two consecutive terms. Interested citizens should apply by submitting an online application at: or by calling 732-7300 for more information.

Voter residency challenged

The Clermont County Board of Elections will conduct a special meeting to hear the challenge of the residency of a voter at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia. The Board will conduct any other business as deemed necessary at that time.

Quarter Auction planned

The Trains of Williamsburg Christmas Walk will conduct a Quarter Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Harry C. Dennis American Legion Post 288 in Williamsburg. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Lots of great items will be available for bid including Reds tickets for 2014, Longaberger items, Thirty-One items, car care bucket, hand-made items from local crafters, Coke collectables, candles, gift certificates and more.

Job fair set

Workforce One of Clermont County will conduct a job fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the seminar room of the agency, 756 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. Applicants need to bring copies of a resume,

Ohio 222, Nicholsville. The program will be presented by Kate Wetzel. Bring canned goods to make a basket for the food pantry before Thanksgiving.

Volunteer training

A special training session to become a volunteer for Hospice of Cincinnati will be conducted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Anderson Inpatient Unit, 7691 Five Mile Road. If interested, call Lisa Smythe at 246-9507 or email at

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A 21-year-old Milford woman died and a Pleasant Point woman was injured in a car crash Sept. 24. Heather Latham was driving a red 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt at about 9:20 p.m. in Wayne Township when the vehicle traveled off the left side of state Route 727, struck the corner of a culvert and then struck a tree, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a release. She was taken via Air Care to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she later died. The passenger Kristy Woodrey, 31, was treated and released from Bethesda North Hospital. The crash remains under investigation.


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Halaby to direct By Request at West Clermont two years. Halaby is a 1996 graduate of Amelia High School and she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from Northern KenHalaby tucky University in 2002. She also holds an M.Ed in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University. “I’m very happy to be working with the students of West Clermont again,” said Halaby. “I have watched performances of By Request for many years, and I am always amazed by the group’s musicianship and vocal ability. This is a very talented ensemble and I am excited about being their new director,” she said. Now in its seventh year, West Clermont By Request is a high school pop a cappella ensemble.

West Clermont students named semifinalists Glen Este High School senior Andy Berger and Amelia High School senior Sam Casavant have been named as 2014 National Merit Semi-Finalists. They represent less than 1 percent of the 1.5 million junior students nationwide who took the Berger PSAT last year. Berger has been a West Clermont student since kindergarten, attending Willowville Elementary and Glen Este Middle School. He is a member of the Glen Este High School


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Christie Halaby, a familiar face around West Clermont, has been named the next director of West Clermont By Request. She will replace Jeffrey Riel, who recently was hired as the principal at Amelia Elementary. “I could not be any more excited for the future of West Clermont By Request under the direction of Christie. She’s compassionate, has roots in the community, is hard working, is musically talented and puts students first. I’m excited to see where she takes them,” said Riel. Halaby also is beginning her third year as music teacher and choir director at St. Ursula Villa School in Cincinnati. Previously, Halaby taught music in the West Clermont district. She was the general music teacher for six years at Brantner Elementary and she was director of the middle school choirs at Glen Este Middle School for


football, wrestling and track teams. Casavant attended Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary, Clough Pike Elementary and Glen Este Middle School. He is involved in National Honor Society, academic team, and cross country. He is Casavant also a Boy Scout, currently working towards his Eagle Scout. Both students will compete to become National Merit Finalist. Finalists are named in February.

It is a select group of top singers made up of students in the West Clermont Local School District. They perform at various local community and charity events. In addition, By Request has performed on a Carnival Caribbean cruise ship and at Riverbend Music Center with the rock band Foreigner in 2011. Most notably, By Request was featured on the television show,“Cincinnati High Notes” and was selected as “Cincinnati’s Favorite Choir” in the 2010 Warm 98 Glee Christmas Choir Competition. While not a competitive choir, By Request does enter various local contests. Members take pride in their community involvement and dedication to supporting philanthropic organizations and events. Halaby lives in Amelia with her husband Kent, two daughters Maria and Cara, and son Andrew.


New Richmond’s 2013 Math 24 challenge winners were, from left: Holly Chandler, sixth-grade, Monroe Elementary; Aubrey Stanforth, fourth-grade, Locust Corner Elementary; and Alessandro DiSalvo, fifth-grade, Locust Corner Elementary. The Math 24 tournament attracted a record 40 district students, who had to use four numbers that appeared on game cards to add, subtract, multiply or divide to reach an answer of 24. The challenge was hosted by Locust Corner Elementary. THANKS TO ENOS PENNINGTON


Thirty-five newly hired teachers were inducted into the West Clermont Local School District. The induction workshop included a review of special education processes, district goals, positive behavior supports, relationship building and school crisis plans. Shown are Robin Crawford, left, Amelia High School positive behavior support teacher, and Mary Frazee, learning disability teacher for Summerside and Cough Pike elementary schools. THANKS TO DEBBIE ALBERICO

COLLEGE CORNER Graduates University of Cincinnat spring semester - Karma Aaron, Casey Adamson, Ashley Allen, Helena Allgeier, Joseph Aprile, Rachel Armstrong, Tommy Awad, Kyle Baker, Allison BakerKuhn, Wendi Bare, Morgan Barnhart, Jeffrey Beauchamp, Lisa Beckman, Shawn Belfy, Kerri Bennot, Olga Beresford, Seth Berry, Kelly Bettis, Robert Beyrer, Katie Biller, Bradley Bishop, Kelli Bonham, Cynthia Booth, Miranda Boston, Eva Boyd, Joshua Brafford, Thomas Brooks, David Brower, Claire Brown, Cody Bryant, Dawn Burns, Brad Callahan, Matthew Callihan, Elizabeth Canter, Michelle Canter, Sasha Carr, John Cawley, Cheyenna Childress, Daniel Chimusoro, Cynthia Chizewick, Portia Cochrum, Jesse Coday, Alyx Cole, Charles Cole, Caren Collins, Joshua Colonel, Laura Combs, Micah Connell, Jonathon Cooper, Sean Corwin, Tiffany Cox, Jared Craig, Katlyn Craver-Hoge, Sarah Crawford, Marcia Cruse, Joshua Cullen, Russell Curington, Mary Curran, Rebecca Davis, Eric

Dean, Nicholas Depuccio, Nicole Derose, Dacey Dickerson, Tenaha Dickerson, Stefanie Dixon, Daniel Donaworth, Melissa Donohoo, Brien Dulle, Bao Duong, Tuyet Nhu Duong, Jordin Eberhard, William Eberhardt, Deborah Egred, Jessica Egred, Selena Elam, John Ennis, Lynda Ewing, Joni Fabian, Lynette Fenchel, Audra Fenner, Vernon Ferrell, Katherine Fine, Lindsay Fist, Jared Fite, Sandi Fite, Irine Fombo, Garrett Ford, Karen Ford, Brittany Fowee, Peter Francus, Michael Gantzer, Brooke Garner, Patricia Garner, Melissa Geers, Giulio Germano, Jeremy Gettys, John Gettys, Samantha Geverts, Daniel Gibson, Seth Gilfillen, Sarah Goddard, Toni Godfrey, Jennifer Graham, Cathryn Gretler, Brittany Groene, Caitlin Groene, Sarah Gullion, Greta Gunther, Alexis Hacker, Michael Hain, Rebekah Haire, Jordan Hall, Kaitlyn Harcourt, Andrea Hartmann, Sonya Haugen, Sara Hauke, Emily Head, Myles Head, Nathaniel Head, Christina Heist, Sarah Heller, Lauren Henize, Holly Heskett, Corey Hinninger,

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Bethel-Tate Tigers turn out on the trails

By Scott Springer

Felicity-Franklin High School sent three golfers to the Division III sectional golf tournament Sept. 24 at Walden Ponds Golf Course in Fairfield. Junior Jordan Utter paced the team with a round of 102. Freshman Devon Christensen shot 121. Sophomore Devon Denune carded a 175.

Felicity-Franklin High School golfer Jordan Utter tees off on the 18th hole during the Division III sectional golf tournament at Walden Ponds Golf Course in Fairfield. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin High School golfer Devon Christensen watches his tee shot during the Division III sectional golf tournament Sept. 24 at Walden Ponds. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Felicity-Franklin High School's Devon Denune pays a long iron during the Division III sectional golf tournament at Walden Ponds Golf Course in Fairfield. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BETHEL — The Bethel Invitational cross country meet was nearly a month ago, but it left some optimism for the future of Bethel-Tate High School running. Bethel-Tate Middle School was second in the meet and the junior high boys race (two-mile) was won by the Tigers’ own Jackson Coates. “He set a new course record at 11:04,” coach Pam Taylor said. Taylor leads both the Bethel-Tate junior high and high school harriers and is looking forward to watching young runners succeed in the very near future. “We have some junior high kids moving up next year, plus a lot of our freshmen are really doing well this year,” Taylor said. Felicity-Franklin also has some promise as Jared Boeckmann was just five seconds behind Coates in the junior high race. At the varsity level, Taylor is hoping an outstanding freshman from last year, Breanna Keyser, kicks it in for her sophomore postseason. “Her times are about where they were last year,” Taylor said. “We’re hoping she improves.” Behind Keyser are Morgan Reinhart, Gracyn McQueary, Haley Taylor, Taylor Fischer, Brittany Clements and Abbie Shinkle. Reinhart and McQueary typically are a couple of minutes behind Keyser on the stopwatch. As is the case most seasons, Taylor must share athletes with the soccer team. Her own daughter, Haley, Brittany Clements and Abbie Shinkle all run the green plains of Bethel between goals when not running trails. It’s the same dilemma she has with Bethel-Tate’s boys. Her top four runners, Jared Iding, Zane Copestick, Evan Iding and Adam Shinkle, all wear high socks and cleats for coach Dave Schellenberger most evenings. Though the Tigers lead the league in “cardio,” their activity makes practice planning challenging. “They run in the summer and run for conditioning with me,” Taylor said. “Once the season starts, they practice soccer right after school, when we have cross country practice. The girls have soccer later in the evening. On the days the girls don’t have a game, they come to practice.” What that amounts to is the boys usually get their running in on their own. She’s a little more “hands-on” with the girls team. “Usually what I do is alter the workout a little bit for the soccer kids,” Taylor said. “But, they pretty much do everything we do.” Despite the busy schedules and logging of miles, the Tiger boys have brought home some hardware.

Bethel-Tate’s top girl runner is Breanna Keyser. THANKS TO PAM TAYLOR

“The boys have won a couple of second-place trophies,” Taylor said. She hopes to add to that collection soon. After a road trip to Rio Grande College, the Tigers get to host the 2013 league meet. “That’s a meet (Rio Grande) we usually go to,” Taylor said. “We run in the afternoon after the college kids. We took them there last year so they could watch a college race. We spend the night there in a hotel. It’s kind of a teambonding thing.” The idea is the team bonding pays off for the Iding brothers, Copestick, Shinkle and teammates Justin Royer, Logan Smith, Anthony Boggs and Bradley Bruce. Taylor would like to see at least the top five Tigers advance to the regionals. Having the Southern Buckeye Conference meet in Bethel for the first time in a few years should help. The gathering is Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. near the Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School behind the IGA on Ohio 125. “It’s pretty flat,” Taylor said. “We’ve opened up some of the woods and used more of that this year. It’s very short and very spectator-friendly. We usually get pretty fast times.” With some fast times, Taylor would also see her girls move on. Sophomore Keyser should be a shoo-in. “Breanna went to regionals last year,” Taylor said. “There’s no reason why she shouldn’t go back this year. Morgan Reinhart and Gracyn McQueary might have a shot.” Keyser and Adam Shinkle were SBAAC first-team runners a year ago with Jared Iding making second team. Bethel-Tate’s boys are defending SBAAC-American Division champs.

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» Bethel-Tate lost to Troy Christian Sept. 27, 27-7. The Tigers host Clermont Northeastern Oct. 4. » McNicholas picked up a 3528 road win at Middletown Fenwick. The Rockets led 28-14 entering the fourth quarter before the Falcons tied it up. McNick scored in the final 28 seconds to seal the win and improve to 4-1 (2-0 Greater Catholic League Coed).

Boys golf

» Bethel-Tate tied for sixth in the Southern Buckeye Conference tournament at Cedar Trace on Sept. 21. The Tigers lost a tri-match to Amelia and Turpin at Friendly Meadows on Sept. 25. On Sept. 26, Bethel-Tate’s Mitchell McElfresh qualified for the district tournament with an 81 at the sectional tournament at Sharon Woods. Jacob Dahlheimer finished 35th overall with a 91.

Girls golf

» McNicholas won the annual Queen of the Hill tournament Sept. 25 with a team score of

188. Runner-up Turpin shot 214, while Anderson shot 241. The Rockets took second in the Division II sectional tournament at Hamilton Elks, just one stroke behind champion Indian Hill, to advance to district competition.

Girls tennis

» Bethel-Tate shut out Norwood 5-0 on Sept. 23. Winning singles for the Lady Tigers were Chloe Henderson and Melissa Dameron. » Felicity-Franklin lost to Amelia 3-2 on Sept. 25. Winning doubles for the Lady Cardinals were juniors Paige Kesson/ Amanda Carnahan and Kaitlyn Clark/Allison Irvine.

Boys soccer

» Bethel-Tate beat Batavia 4-3 on Sept. 24 as Jason Altmayer scored two goals. The Tigers fell to Amelia 4-1 on Sept. 26. Altmayer had the lone goal. » Felicity-Franklin lost to Norwood 4-0 on Sept. 24. The Cardinals lost to Reading 8-0 on Sept. 26. » McNicholas tied defending state champion Dayton Carroll 1-1 Sept. 24 before falling 1-0 against Ryle (Ky.). The Rockets are 6-3-4 (4-0-1 GCL).

Girls soccer

» Bethel-Tate was shut out by Amelia 9-0 on Sept. 26.

» Felicity-Franklin lost to Norwood 8-0 on Sept. 24. » McNicholas went on the road to beat Chaminade-Julienne 4-0 Sept. 25 to improve its record to 6-3-2 (4-1 GGCL).


» Western Brown beat Bethel-Tate on Sept. 26, 25-13, 2511, 25-11.

College volleyball

» UC Clermont defeated Miami University-Hamilton 25-16, 26-24, 25-12 Sept. 22, improving its record to 10-2. Miami-Hamilton slipped to 9-6. The Cougars beat Central State University 25-15, 25-10, 2511 Sept. 25 to improve to 11-2.





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America’s way of life is threatened

Live Nude Dancing in Downtown Milford! A hoax gets above-the-fold front page billing. America’s way of life threatened by growing income disparity; real news isn’t in the newspaper. How quaint. IRS data for 2012 show the top 1 percent took more of the income from the nation’s GDP than since the Roaring 20’s. These folk took 20 percent of all income. If you made $394,000 you are now in the 1 percent; if your income was $140,000 you at least made it into the top 10 percent (who didn’t do so badly either; they took more than half of the country’s total income). This is the highest income disparity level recorded since the government began col-

lecting such data a century ago. If you made less than that, you are sharing leftovers with the hoi polloi. If you’re living Len on Social SecuHarding COMMUNITY PRESS rity alone, you are in the lowGUEST COLUMNIST est 25 percent. Over the last 30 years income inequality has increased steadily. “One major factor contributing to income inequality: stagnant wages ... Overall employee compensation ... (has fallen) to its lowest share of national income in more than 50 years while corporate profits have climbed to their highest share over that time.” – (NY Times)

Even with such information smacking us in the face, we manage to get our shorts twisted when fast-food workers want union representation. There’s a notion that only high-school kids work at McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.; that these are only starter jobs and if wages were higher, prices would be higher. As if we would starve. Fifty-three percent of fastfood workers are 21 and older, only 30 percent are teenagers. Almost 85 percent have graduated from high school; more than one-third have some college. Twenty-seven percent of all fast-food workers have at least one child. These are no longer entry-level jobs for teens, yet 13 percent of fastfood workers are paid the federal minimum wage, or less.

Fewer than 17 percent earn $10.10 per hour or more – (The Hill). These are not steppingstone jobs leading to managerial positions. Low paid front-line occupations comprise 89 percent of all jobs in the industry. Even supervisors have a median hourly wage of $13.06 per hour. It is difficult to imagine how someone getting less than $14/hr accumulates enough capital to own anything, let alone a franchise outlet. All low-wage earners are targets for wage theft: unpaid overtime, denial of breaks, improper deductions from paychecks, out-of-pocket deductions for register stoppages, and late or bounced paychecks.

Two-thirds of delivery workers polled have experienced wage theft. These people need a union. Unionization would introduce a modicum of balance in the employment dynamic. But that doesn’t happen here; we’re incessantly told unions are bad. If Clermont County were Indian Hill writ large, Clermont County’s voting patterns would make sense. We give 67 percent of our votes to people who have every intention of keeping us on this downward wage spiral. Just how does this benefit the working people of Clermont County?


ers, their families and coaches to make decisions which are bad for their long-term health. Money to play for college would only make this situation worse. “High school ball should be about having fun, but above all about staying healthy, even if that means taking a couple of weeks off and the team possibly loosing a couple of games – so what – that's not nearly as bad as risking severe neurological damage which may only show up later in life.

Len Harding is a resident of Milford

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should college athletes be paid? If so, now much? If not, why not?

“College athletes should receive scholarships and stipends for play. A large percentage of players come from low-income families that cannot financially support the athletes. “The scholarships do not include extra money for daily expenses. As a result, a number of players in recent times have resorted to selling awards, autographs and accepting cars and other favors because they have no money. “I do appreciate that common sense and good judgement also play a role. However, how many readers of the could survive on no income? “We all know that athletes cannot not get jobs during school due to the demands on their schedules for training, practice and playing locally and across country – and then there’s studying, attending classes and homework. “Come on, we all enjoy watching them perform and especially winning. Let’s pay our college athletes!”


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“Yes, I believe athletes who are requested to spend a stipulated number of days each year on campus or at a facility designated for athletic games/training should be paid a stipend for their time. The stipend should be uniform for each sport and designed to cover expenses not paid by the college/university. “Today’s athletes in some sports do not have summers to themselves during which they can earn extra spending money. Many are from homes where money is in short supply. This stipend should cover recreation, food and, books which are not furnished by their school. “As a non-athlete attending

college from a poor home I remember many days where I existed on one candy bar all day in order to have bus fare for my trip home. I can understand why some kids are forced to sell their jerseys in order to pay for a weekend date. “Sure, they get a free education that others pay dearly for, but their life should not be that of a total drudger. And, need I mention the money they bring in at some schools. “Because some schools lose money on athletics, to pay or not pay should be voluntary and the amount set by the NCAA or other governing sports organization to which the school belongs.”


“College athletes getting paid for field/court performances? Nope! “This is part of their educational experience and if any compensation is granted that moves into the professional level, and the pricing of a college game or event would be cost prohibitive as it is now with professional sports. “Maybe a reduction on their tuition maybe, but not


“College athletes on scholarship already are paid in the form of an education. Problem is they are also very often enticed into coming to a certain school for other reasons than to play a sport and get an education – boosters offer bribes of money, sex, and various things they shouldn’t be offering.”


“Absolutely not! It's not just that colleges should be places for learning and that the U.S. needs to put a higher value on that than on sport, though that is true. “We have seen the NFL come to an understanding of the dangers of concussion to young players, yet in the last 24 hours I heard that one of our local high school coaches suggested to a freshman quarterback that he not go to the doctor after taking a hit because he would not be able to play for a couple of weeks. I hope that is not true, but I regret that it probably is. “The point is that even the current system puts way too much pressure on young play-

Conservatives are the real truth-deniers “Old Greg” started out his recent commentary claiming that the liberals base their ideas, policies, etc. on feelings (opinions) and that conservatives base theirs on facts. Then, “Old Greg” writes a column based on his factually, incorrect opinions of reality and misrepresents liberal positions. The real difference between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives are truth deniers. They deliberately ignore mathematical and scientific facts, resulting in a phenomenon of “willful ignorance.” They deny the true causes of our federal deficit, they deny the failure of “trickle down” economic policy, they deny climate change influenced by humans, and they deny the majority held view that expanded background checks before purchasing a gun would save lives. These positions put all of us

at risk due to public policies based on denial of the facts. Since my space here is limited to 500 words, I have Dottie included a link Miller below to a blog COMMUNITY PRESS I created with GUEST COLUMNIST the facts including hyperlinks to sources for each topic in a point by point rebuttal to “Old Greg.” Point 1: “Old Greg” denies that the Bush-era tax cuts drive the deficit. Fact: “The goal of reining in long-term deficits and debt would be much easier to achieve if it were not for the policies set in motion during the Bush years. Just two policies dating from the Bush Administration – tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan account for almost half of the $17 trillion in debt that will



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be owed by 2019 under current policies.” Sources: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and CBO Report Liberal position: We all know that the Bush-era tax cuts were not just applied to the rich. Those tax cuts applied to the middle class as well, but the liberals’ position was made clear throughout the last presidential campaign. The push was to repeal the tax cuts for those couples making over $250,000, while keeping the cuts in place for the middle class during this time of recovery. The liberal solution to the deficit problem is one of balance between spending cuts and increased taxes. Point 2: Old Greg’s second point claims that the rich are the job creators. Fact: “There is not conclusive evidence, however, to substantiate a clear relationship between the 65-year steady reduction in the top tax

rates and economic growth. Analysis of such data suggests the reduction in the top tax rates have had little association with saving, investment, or productivity growth. “However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution. (In other words the rich get richer.) “The share of income accruing to the top 0.1 percent of U.S. families increased from 4.2 percent in 1945 to 12.3 percent by 2007 before falling to 9.2 percent due to the 20072009 recession. “ SOURCE CRS Report for Congress Sept. 14, 2012 To continue reading the rest of my point-by-point rebuttal and see the supporting sources visit


“Years ago I was in favor of paying the athletes, but I have changed my mind on that. As expensive as college is I think that a free education, free meals and boarding is a pretty good deal. “I don't think they need new cars and the like, besides that if they are that good they will leave in a couple years and that little bit of money they get would not hold them there there anyway. “My advice to all college athletes would be to stay in college and get your degree.”

Dave D.

ELECTED OFFICIALS Ohio Rep. Doug Green - 66th House District Phone: 614-644-6034 Email: Address: State Rep. Doug Green, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. District: The 66th House District includes the villages of Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Moscow, Neville, New Richmond, Williamsburg; the townships of Batavia, Franklin, Jackson, Monroe, Ohio, Pierce, Tate, Washington and Williamsburg as well as all of Brown County.

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

Dottie Miller lives in Union Township.

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

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





Audrey Wilson and Natalie Hohman make friends with Biscuit and Gravy, 3 month old littermates from the Clermont County Humane Society who came to the Pet Blessing and Expo at Clough United Methodist Church. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

PET BLESSING Clough United Methodist Church recently conducted its second annual Pet Blessing and Expo. Dogs and cats received prayers for healthy, happy lives and participated in various contests. Owners took advantage of a free dog wash and dogs enjoyed an obstacle course set up for them. Owners also enjoyed browsing tables set up with information about pet adoptions, grooming, veterinary care, boarding, and special foods for their pets.

Lori Upham and her daughter Ava Upham enjoy the Pet Blessing and Expo recently held at Clough United Methodist Church with their dog Daisy. Daisy received a prize for being the smallest dog to attend the event. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON Pastor Marie Smith of Clough United Methodist Church prays for Toby while he is being held by his owner Tom Wessel at the Pet Blessing and Expo recently held at the church. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Susan Mathews helps owners Wendy and Mark Southall make a paw print of their dog Schute at the Pet Blessing and Expo held at Clough United Methodist Church. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Danielle Bonar finishes giving Dash his bath at the Clough United Methodist Church pet blessing. Many owners took advantage of the free dog washes being offered at the event. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON

Duke from the Clermont County Humane Society wears his "Adopt Me" vest at the Pet Blessing & Expo recently held at Clough United Methodist Church. Duke received prayers that he would soon find his forever home. THANKS TO IRENE LINTON


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 3 Civic Community Forum on Aging, 6-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Public forum to gather input from community regarding needs of seniors. Free. Presented by Clermont Senior Services. 947-7333. Union Township.

Nature Stargazing, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, View night sky through telescopes. Free. 831-1711. Goshen Township.

Drink Tastings


Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Union Township.

Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 4-8 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; Eastgate.

Exercise Classes

Support Groups

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Union Township. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, 6716 Ohio 132, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Goshen.

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

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

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 4 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. SilverSneakers Flex, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside.

Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers Flex, 2-2:45 p.m., Bethel Woods Elderly Complex, 610 Easter Road, Move your whole body through complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-783. Bethel.

SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5 Art Exhibits Images of the Past: Visions of Today, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Juried art exhibition inspired by images of Nancy Ford Cones. 683-5692; Loveland.

Clubs & Organizations Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m. Program: Genealogical Treasures in Probate Records., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; http:// Batavia. TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-11 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Lower Level, Generations Room. Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. 417-6772; Amelia.

Education Real Estate Investment Seminar, 10 a.m.-noon, Park 50 Technecenter Building 400, 400 Techne Center Drive, First Agency Group, Suite 216. Learn how to invest in real estate. Speakers include seasoned professionals from real estate Industry, banking industry and title and legal industry. Free. Registration required by Oct. 3. Presented by First Agency Group. 831-3744. Milford.

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

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

Festivals Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Free parking. Rain or shine. $12, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg. St Tim’s Fall Fest, 2-10 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Music, beer garden, tethered hot air balloon rides, games for all ages, bounce houses for kids, food vendors and silent auction. Free. 4744445. Anderson Township.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El

Literary - Book Clubs The Constant Readers Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Copies of selection available at library. Ages 18 and up. Free. 528-1744. Union Township.

Join Chief Naturalist Bill Creasey for a walk in the woods 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road in Goshen Township. The free walk is for adults, ages 18 and older. For more information, call 831-1711.FILE PHOTO.

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kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve overall agility and power. $5. Through March 2. 652-0286. Union Township.



A Walk in the Woods, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Join Chief Naturalist Bill Creasey to look at seasonal natural history ranging from fall flowers, fungi and birds, to tree ID, insects and spiders. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Goshen Township.

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

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township. Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, 245 River’s Edge, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; Milford. Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., Petco - Milford, 1087 Ohio 28, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; Milford.

Runs / Walks Wellness Walk of Clermont County, 9 a.m., Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, GlenEste Withamsville Road, Registration starts 9 a.m. Includes car wash, bake sale, face painting and split-the-pot. Benefits National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clermont County. $25 goodie bag or $100 goodie bag and T-shirt. Registration required. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness Clermont County. 752-1741; Union Township. 5K Walk for Breast Cancer, 9:30 a.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Check in begins 8:30 a.m. Benefits Team Fight 4 the Girls. Advance: $15, $10 ages 12 and under, free ages 5 and under. Presented by Team Fight 4 The Girls. Milford.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through Oct. 20. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Nature Outdoor Social, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Treat and search for signs of fall. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, Free. 279-2276; Milfrod.

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

MONDAY, OCT. 7 Business Meetings


Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, 6 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-9138. Union Township.

Art Exhibits

Exercise Classes

Images of the Past: Visions of Today, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m.,

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 7-8 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mt Carmel Tabasco Road, Non-contact workout including cardio and strength training in energizing environment, using

Literary - Libraries River City Writer’s Group, 6-7:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Participants freely share their writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone their craft and network with fellow writers in area. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

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

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30-10 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio joined by wind and string principals of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Piano Quintets by Beethoven and Dvorak along with Piano Trio written for the KLR Trio. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

Recreation Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

TUESDAY, OCT. 8 Exercise Classes Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Flex, 9:30-10:13 a.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside. SilverSneakers, 11-11:45 a.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

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

Literary - Crafts Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group, 2-3 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Senior Citizens Medicare Updates, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Community update on Medicare. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Clermont Senior Services. 536-4021. Union Township.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

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

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 652-0286. Union Township.

Literary - Book Clubs Check It Out Book Club, 1:303:30 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Books available for checkout. Free. 722-1221. Goshen.

Mom’s Clubs Mothers of Preschoolers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Share homemade food while listening to speaker or learning new craft. Childcare provided with registration. Ages 18 and up. 8313770. Milford.

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

Nature Astronomy Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With naturalist Sheila Riley. For ages 12 and up. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Camera Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Amateur and professional photographers learn and share knowledge. Ages 18 and up. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10 Civic Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive, Legendary Run Community Association sponsors forum for three declared candidates. Invited and scheduled to attend: Bonnie Batchler, Alan Freeman and Bob Pautke introduce themselves and answer questions submitted both in advance and during forum. Presented by Pierce Township. Pierce Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. Senior Yoga, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, Call for price. 478-6783. Miami Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Eastgate Family Medicine, 4421 Eastgate Blvd., Suite 300, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Reservations required. 686-3310; Union Township.



Rita shares potato salad, stuffed pepper recipes We were in Pennsylvania this past weekend for the Mother Earth News Fair, where I was a presenter. My topic was Bible herbs and foods for vibrant health and longevity, and it was a well received presentation with lots of interaction with the participants. I had several different kinds of onions on hand to talk about since onions are mentioned Rita in the Book Heikenfeld of NumRITA’S KITCHEN bers and one of the most healthful veggies. One lady mentioned that onions planted next to cabbage make good garden companions, keeping both healthy. Then another person spoke up about potatoes. “Plant them next to corn and they’ll both do great,” he said. Strangely enough, that’s how we planted our onions this year, not having a clue they were good for each other. Maybe that’s why the onions we dug up for this German potato salad were so tasty. And next year we’ll plant the potatoes next to the corn.

Oktoberfest German potato salad This is as close as I can get to the recipe of my German mother-inlaw, Clara. Easy and really good. I used red potatoes for this recipe. If you use baking potatoes, which contain more

overnight in solution of 4 quarts water and 1⁄4 cup salt. Drain. Combine cabbage and 1⁄4 cup salt and let stand overnight. Drain well. Mix pimentos and cabbage. Fill peppers. Tie tops on with thread. Put in 8-quart crock. Combine sugar, water, vinegar and spices in big pan. Bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes. Pour hot solution over peppers and weigh them down. Marinate at least 1 week at room temperature. To serve, cut peppers in quarters.

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Rita’s recipe for German potato salad is based on that of her mother-in-law.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

starch, they will soak up more of the dressing. 8 slices bacon (I used thick sliced), cut into little pieces then sauteed (save drippings) 1 heaping cup chopped onion 1-2 ribs celery, chopped (if they’re real long, use one, more can be added if you like) 2 tablespoons flour 2 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar or to taste 1 cup water 1 ⁄3 cup sugar or to taste Salt and pepper

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Cook onion and celery in about 4 tablespoons bacon drippings until tender, but don’t let onion brown. Celery may still be crisp. Sprinkle flour over and blend. Mixture may be a bit lumpy. Add vinegar and water and cook, stirring until bubbly and slightly thick. Stir in sugar, cook about 5 minutes or so. Stir in potatoes and bacon, heat through, stirring to coat

potatoes. Season. Serve warm or room temperature. May be made a couple days ahead.

Slaw stuffed peppers

For the Eastern Hills Journal and Price Hill Press readers who remembered buying these at local delis. This recipe is over 30 years old and is from a Farm Journal cookbook, so it should be authentic. You can cut it in half. And does anybody besides me remember calling bell peppers

“mangoes?!” 12 whole green bell peppers 4 quarts water 1 ⁄4 cup salt 2 medium heads cabbage, finely shredded 1 ⁄4 cup salt 4 oz. pimentos, diced 51⁄4 cups sugar 6 cups water 6 cups cider vinegar 11⁄2 teaspoons whole cloves 5 sticks cinnamon 11⁄2 tablespoons whole allspice 11⁄2 teaspoons salt

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Fluffy meringue: “If a little bit of egg yolk gets into my whites when I make meringue, and if I remove it, will the whites still whip up?” This is a tricky one. If there’s just a teeny bit of yolk and you can get it all out, the whites seem to beat up fine. But I would only do that if I had no other eggs. And it may not work in all recipes. Egg whites must be completely fat-free to whip properly. And the bowl you whip them in should be, too. When in doubt, wipe out the bowl with a bit of vinegar to remove any traces of fat, rinse and dry. You’ll get better volume with room temperature whites. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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RELIGION Clough United Methodist Church

A new program for preschoolers has been added at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. “Noah’s Park” is for children age 2 to 4. Older siblings can participate in the program as helpers. A children’s story also has been added at the beginning of the 9 a.m. service. A special summer program where students rotate through various stations is available for preschoolers through fourth-graders at the 11 a.m. service. Nursery care for children under age 2 is available at both services. The D.O.G. House program is available for fifth- and sixth-graders and Youth Group for sevenththrough 12th-graders. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road; 231-4301;www.clough

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, still has a few openings for the upcoming school year. There are openings in the 18-24 months class. Parent’s Day Out class as well as the 4-year-old and PreK afternoon classes. Tthe purpose is to provide a place where children can learn in a loving Christian atmosphere. For more information, call the Wee Three Kings office at 683-4256. A new grief support group is meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays in Meeting Room 1. To be a part of this group, call the church office. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday school and a professionally staffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-

olds. For more information, call the church office. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a tradi-

tional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Bible-based message, times of prayer and choral music. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738;www.loveland

Milford First United Methodist Church

WAVE Free Community Dinners are 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 14, No church service is attached, no reservations are needed and all are welcome to these family-friendly meals. The meals are free; donations are accepted. Call 831-5500, or visit the church website for more information The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;www.milford

Old Bethel M.E. Church

The Old Bethel M.E. Church

Historical Society Inc. is sponsoring a homecoming service at the church building at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6. A program of music by the Kinner Express is being planned. Light refreshments will be served after the program. The church is on Elk Lick Road, Tate Township.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Are you struggling with the grief of losing a loved one or close friend? If you’re looking for a grief recovery support group consider the 13-week “Grief Share” DVD series being offered by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Milford. This is your opportunity to take the journey from mourning to joy with others learning to cope with a similar loss. Sessions will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m., each Sunday evening, beginning Sept. 8. There is no charge for materials. Call Ron and Margaret Edwards at 602-4124 or the church office at 831-7598 for details. The church is at 1170 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-7598;

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2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 SS 9:30AM, Sun Worship 10:45AM Wed. Prayer Service 7:00PM Childcare Provided for All Services Growing in Faith Early Learning Center NOW ENROLLING 513-427-4271 growinginfaith

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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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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

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LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services

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Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

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Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages! We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

Sunday Morning Service Times are: 8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm Life Change TV Program Every Sunday Cincinnati Fox19 @ 11am

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

Nearly 12 million people watched the TV mini-series called “The Bible” last spring. Now, get ready for a 5-week follow-up series from the same producers of this epic television show. The church will be studying “The Bible 30-Day Experience” from Sept. 29 through Oct. 27. Along with a series of sermons, there is a study book you can get with easy daily readings that offer thought-provoking questions. For those who delve deeper while getting to know others in a time of fellowship, new small groups are also forming. Weekly Sunday services are: Traditional at 8:15 and 11 a.m. with contemporary worship (and children’s Sunday school) at 9:30 a.m. Trinity at 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford; 831-0262;

Wiggonsville Church of God

The church is having its Quarter jam at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Bethel Community Building. Come join the fun. The church is at state Route 133, Bethel.

DEATHS ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

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Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care



Trinity United Methodist Church

Nursery Available

Sunday Morning 10:00AM



Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am AWANA Ministry Wednesday 6:45 - 8:15pm Bible Study 7:00 - 8:00pm Youth grades 6-12 7:00 - 8:00pm Nursery provided for all services

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The church is at 10208 Cozaddale-Murdock Road, Goshen.

Troy P. Ervin, Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555

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


David William “Buffalo” Kuhlman, 50, formerly of Moscow, died Sept. 13. Survived by wife Dona Kuhlman; children David (Sabrina Bartley), Bobbi Jo Kuhlman; grandchildren Jadin Williams, Emma, Ella Kuhlman; siblings Lawrence, Steven (Kim) Kuhlman, Teresa (Donald) Daka, Gayle (Terry) Combs, Barbara (Curt) Diebel, Diana (Brian) Cunningham; many nieces and nephews. Services were Sept. 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Thomas Lacy Thomas F. Lacy, 89, Georgetown, died Sept.23. He was a driver for the former Duff Truck Line and a carpenter for the Pease Woodwork Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Amelia Lodge 590 F&AM and Carey-Bavis American Legion Post 180. Survived by children Wayne (Vickie), Tommy (Sharon) Lonnie (Janice) Lacy, Donna (John) Spilker, Connie (Mike) Kearney, Shelly (Don) Wright; siblings Millard, Johnny, Robert Lacy, Ruth Smith, Edna Cheney, Mary Ferrell, Betty Hoop; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-

children; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Elizabeth Lacy, son Ronald Lacy, parents Ernest, Ida Lacy. Services were Sept. 27 at Lafferty Funeral Home.

Clarence Reeves Clarence L. Reeves, 89, Mount Orab, died Sept. 12. Survived by wife Elvira Reeves; son Dennis (Barb) Stewart; grandchildren Christina (Carl) Pieper, Dennis, Kevin (Maria) Stewart, Angela (Kyle) Stall; great-grandsons Michael, Christopher, Gage, Brandon, Aiden, Matthew; sisters Betty Mack, June Powers, Jean Elam. Preceded in death by daughter Diana Grabowski, siblings Art, Harold, Lawrence, Robert, Dorothy, Harriet, Mary Lou. Services were Sept. 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Larry Reynolds Larry R. Reynolds, 72, formerly of Bethel, died Sept. 14. Survived by wife Wendy Reynolds; children Cherise (Gary) Fultz, Anthony (Hope) Reynolds; brother Benjamin Reynolds; six grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother James Reynolds. Services were Sept. 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Carl Bushman, 69, 2080 Oak Corner, Hamersville, retired and Mabel Turner, 71, 3711 Maple Wood, Amelia, retired. Christopher Stephens, 30, 5434 Bucktown, Williamsburg, feed stacker and Kathryn Car-

ney, 31, 5434 Bucktown, Williamsburg, stay-at-home mom. Rick Pollard, 26, 2098 Ireton Trees, Moscow, engineer and Kristy Clifton, 26, 12808 Brannon, Bethel, service coordinator.

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Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am

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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

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Commercial Jo Mar Properties, Georgetown,

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Honey bees took over the porch Howdy Folks, A week ago at 3 a.m. I was up and went to the kitchen door and let Chessy in; she likes to be in the house when it’s cold. She likes to curl up by Ruth Ann's legs and sleep. She doesn't like to come in the house when it is warm outside. Chessy the other day came in and laid on my lap for a long time. She has her own disposition when she wants to George cuddle she Rooks will, but OLE FISHERMAN when she doesn't want to forget it! Wednesday after the cardiac rehab we went to the Batavia Township Park for the P.E.R.I. picnic and meeting. There was a speaker from O.P.E.R.S. ( Ohio Public Employee's Retirement System). This lady was from Westerville. That is a long drive for her from her office and where she lives. She answered lots of questions for the folks at the picnic. The report on the secretary Lois was good, the entire group keeps her in their prayers and all are hopeful she will get better so she can attend the meetings. Last week I took honey out of the bee hives. I had six frames that I put in a plastic tub and set them in the basement and did not spin them out. On Thursday morning we spun the honey out and put the frames back in the tub. It was dribbling rain; I don't like to work with the honey bees when it is raining. I set the tub on the porch but didn't put the lid on. Then we went to the Grange Hall to meet with the furnace repair man. When we got home about two hours later the porch was full of honey bees; it looked like a full hive. When we left there were a few bees in the tub so someone told the other bees about the free honey. I put my honey bee coat and gloves on and took the tub in a wheel barrow and went and put the frames back in the hives. They are making honey so they should have enough honey to live all winter. We got seven pints this last time. We have a couple to sell along with black raspberry plants. We picked some green beans in a bed we built along the garage, it is 8 feet long. While we were over at Grants Farm last Friday we got some onion sets. They are just about gone for the year. The bags were hanging in the barn some were dried up. We got enough to set a bed that is eight feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide. We should have some green onions yet this fall along with some more green beans. The ones we picked will make a good meal for us. It is amazing how much you can raise in a


small space. I want to build another bed along side of the lumber shed. The counter in the kitchen looks good. Ruth Ann hasn't taken the jars to the basement yet. There are canned green beans, honey, peach jelly and relish; that looks good enough to eat and that we will do! While Ruth Ann and I were setting the bed of onions Ruth Ann had a chair to set in. When she got up to get more sets Chessy took over her chair. This cat is something else, we love her. Friday evening we went to some folks at Nicholsville for a picnic. There was a good crowd with lots of good food like country folks make. Thanks Gary and Diane. Ruth Ann and I went to a family reunion Sunday afternoon at the Nause home on Burdsal Road. I grew up with several of the Nause family in Newtonsville. Ruth Ann went to school with some of them too. They are good folks; hard working. We thank Jerry and his lovely wife Sandy for the invitation. They sure have a beautiful farm and home. Jerry is very involved in the O.V.A.M. and does a lot of work on the grounds especially the sawmill. The Faith Tabernacle Church on Bauer Road out of Owensville will have a church yard sale, Oct. 4 and 5. All the proceeds from this will go toward the Christmas for Kids. It costs $50 to supply each child with Christmas gifts. They have helped more than 150 in the past two years. They will also have a singing coming up sometime in October. Watch for that too. A telephone number you can reach them is 6595806. We got word this past week that the Grange will no longer be collecting used batteries. The company notified them that at the end of this year they will quit giving the school money for them. We thank all of you for your donations. The Old Bethel M.E. Church Homecoming will be Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Come and hear some good music by the Kinner Express and John Hale and enjoy reminiscing with friends. Remember the Pumpkin Run at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Northeastern Lions Club held Oct. 4-6. The Monroe Grange Card Party will be Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. This is open to the public and the game is Euchre. For more information you may call the Rooks at 734-6980. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later.

Susen Arn, principal of Bethel-Tate High School has announced that Abigail R. Ratcliff has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior. PROVIDED

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On a recent trip to Guadalajara for Future Without Poverty: Candy Ornelas, left, Pedro do Amaral, Michael 'Doc' Preston, Julio Saucedo, Stan and Veronique Ingman, and Margaret Margaret Equopi Bate. THANKS TO MAE HANNA

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raised in an isolated village (population 5,000) in Eastern Kentucky. Like many others in that region, Preston worked as a coal miner. However, Preston had a drive to help others in the health area. He left the coal mines in Eastern Kentucky in search of a health profession that would fulfill his quest to help others and settled on dentistry. After building a successful dental practice, he once again felt the need to help others. This time it led him into a university classroom. Preston is not satisfied by simply teaching out of the book. His students are encouraged to follow his lead of getting involved and help others. Locally, Preston has

taken the initiative to make a difference in combating the local drug epidemic. Preston continues to be an integral part of reaching youth before the drugs reach them. In addition, Preston has started a Future Without Poverty student chapter. Internationally, Preston has traveled to Mexico on more than one occasion to work on building a mutual beneficial educational network with our neighbors. The goal is not only educate our students but to improve the quality of life for citizens from both countries. When asked why he does this work, Preston said, “Reducing the ills that afflict society must be done as participants....not as bystanders.”



POLICE REPORTS Incidents/investigations Arson Bag of garbage set on fire at 208 W. South St., No. 14, Aug. 20. Assault Female was assaulted at 358 S. Charity, Aug. 10. Male was assaulted at 125 Starling Road No. 16, Aug. 10. Adult assaulted juvenile female at 208 W. South St., Aug. 11. Female assaulted, result of road rage at West Plane Street, Sept. 8. Female was assaulted at 307 N. Main, Sept. 8. Burglary Medication, etc. taken at 208 W. South St. No. 9, Aug. 19. Criminal damage Front door kicked in at 31 Bethel Park Drive, Aug. 29. Criminal mischief Graffiti reported at Burke Park at area of Water and West Cherry, Sept. 1. Disorderly conduct Two juveniles acted in disruptive manner on school bus at Grant Career Center at 718 W. Plane, Aug. 29. Male and female found intoxicated in roadway at 500 block of West Plane Street, Aug. 31. Domestic dispute At Spring Street, Aug. 27. Driving under influence Male arrested at area of West Plane and West Street, Aug. 21. Male arrested at West Plane Street, Aug. 26. Drug paraphernalia possession Male arrested at South Ash Street, Aug. 23. Fictitious plates, heroin possession Substance found in vehicle at area of Fossyl Drive and South Street, Sept. 7. Fight Reported at BP Station at 308 W. Plane St., Sept. 2. Marijuana possession Male arrested at 120 S. Main St., Aug. 19. Menacing Male was threatened at 337 S. East St., Sept. 2. Theft Packs of cigarettes taken from

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Bethel Journal publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Choice Cigars and Tobacco at West Plane Street, Aug. 14. Tools taken from truck at 258 E. Plane, Aug. 18. Checks taken and cashed at Bethel Park Road, Aug. 20. Tools taken from vehicle at 202 Main St., Aug. 21. Medication taken at 208 W. South St. No. 1, Aug. 23. Bike taken at 134 S. Union St., Aug. 23. Gasoline not paid for at Sunoco; $60 at 622 W. Plane, Aug. 25. Unlisted property taken at 529 S. Charity, Aug. 27. Unlisted property taken at 208 W. South St., Aug. 31.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Timothy Allen McRoberts, 41, 328 St. Andrews Drive, Cincinnati, rape - victim < 13 nonforcible, sexual battery - parent or guardian, Sept. 19. Brenda Ashcraft, 44, 822 Dorgene Lane, Cincinnati, passing bad checks, Sept. 16. John Wesley Casey, 30, 422 Union St., Felicity, burglary, safecracking, Sept. 20. Krista R. Joseph, 24, 510 Lytle Ave., Erlanger, theft, Sept. 19. John George Evans, 19, 1166 Deblin Drive, Milford, possession of drugs - marijuana, Sept. 22. Zachary A. Harmon, 18, 1868 Ohio 131, Milford, possession of drugs - marijuana, Sept. 22. Heather Erma Lynn Wilson, 24, Lka: 6928 Valley Lane, Cincinnati, theft, Sept. 17. Cindy Ruth McClure, 43, 716 Vine St., Felicity, criminal trespass, theft, Sept. 16.

Sarah Elizabeth Spurlock, 31, 2712 Hilltop Court, New Richmond, having physical control of vehicle while under the influence - under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination, Sept. 16. Amanda Lynn Lucas, 31, 38 Lucy Run No. 5, Amelia, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 16. Pamela Nmn Stewart, 56, 88 Shady Lane, Amelia, aggravated menacing, criminal damaging/endangering, Sept. 16. Juvenile, 17, Goshen, domestic violence, Sept. 16. Andrew Shane Caldwell, 25, 4479 Spruce Creek Drive, No. 10, Batavia, criminal trespass, Sept. 17. Starlina Kay Gober, 33, 538 Grand Ave., Cincinnati, fugitive from justice, Sept. 18. Berl Wayne Waits, 34, Homeless, Oh, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 18. Marsha Waits, 58, 1800 Carnes Road, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana, Sept. 18. Kandra Marie Barnes, 28, 2575 Airport Road, Bethel, theft, Sept. 18. Dylan Scott May, 20, 4467 Spruce Creek, Batavia, fugitive from justice, Sept. 19. Scott E. Marthaler, 34, 107 East Grant Ave., Georgetown, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana, Sept. 19.

Sept. 16. At 600 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, Sept. 17. Breaking and entering At 1192 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, Sept. 16. At 2307 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 17. At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Sept. 16. At 3421 Clover Road, Bethel, Sept. 17. At 5073 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 16. At 6596 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 16. Burglary At 1159 East Saltair Bluff, Bethel, Sept. 18. At 72 Lucy Creek Apt. 2, Amelia, Sept. 18. At 1217 Riebel Ridge Road, New Richmond, Sept. 18. At 1936 Antioch Road, Hamersville, Aug. 15. At 2167 Elklick Road, Batavia,

Aug. 13. At 2741 Saltair Maple Road, Bethel, Aug. 15. At 6003 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 13. At 6124 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, Aug. 13. Complicity At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 29.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, Lot 73, New Richmond, Sept. 18. At 2650 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 18. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 29.

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It’s a celebration of the season with an artsy twist. The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, known as The Barn, is hosting Artoberfest, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. “We wanted to center the whole thing around art, but it’s going to feel like a fall festival,” said Jan Boone, an Artoberfest Committee member and Woman’s Art Club Foundation President. “We want to celebrate a very successful year, and our favorite season at The Barn.” Fifty West Brewing Co., which is on Wooster Pike in Columbia Township, will bring nine different beers to taste, and there will be brats, soft pretzels and other Oktoberfest-style food. Artoberfest attendees also have a chance to see the former hayloft area, which has remained largely unchanged since the barn was built in the early 20th century. It has been closed to non-members for the five years The Barn has been open and mostly used as storage. “The loft is a huge space with exposed rafters and loads of charm,” Boone said. “This will be the first opportunity for the public to see what’s upstairs.” Recently completed fire code updates now allow members to bring others up to the loft, which is envisioned as a

The Artoberfest Committee, from left: Lynn Long, Tim Boone, Jan Ring, Bobby Slattery of 50 West Brewing, Jan Boone, Carol Rentschler, Karen Herkamp and Stan Bahler. Other committee members not pictured include Diana Kilfoil, Susan VanVleet , Joanne Sloneker, and Margaret Sanders. PROVIDED

place for performances, parties or art classrooms. A pumpkin-decorating contest for Artoberfest will be set up in the loft, and guests are encouraged to bring pumpkins – scary or silly – to compete for cash, gift cards and more, Boone said. Celtic band Changeling is performing that night, and there will be a chance to try Contra dancing, a communalstyle folk dance. Guests can also get a sneak peek at the Woman’s Art Club all-member show. Boone said the artists have agreed to donate 30 percent of the proceeds from art sales to The Barn during the event. “The art fills up the whole gallery and that’s where the music and activities are,” she said. Tickets to Artober-

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