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Voters to decide Bethel’s tax hike



thing council members have discussed before. The police chief pushed for BETHEL — Village voters will council to get a resident to act as decide on Nov. 5 whether to ap- chairmen for a levy committee, prove a property tax increase but they’ve had trouble finding for the police department. someone. If the tax-hike issue is apA committee could help raise proved residents with a home money for yard signs or other with a market value of $50,000 things village officials can’t put will pay an additional $70 per money toward, Planck said. year in taxes. “The village can only eduResidents who own a cate the public, it cannot pro$100,000 home will pay an addi- mote it,” said Fiscal Officer Bill tional $140 per year in taxes if Gilpin. the issue passes. When Price was informed Residents who own a about the levy he declined to say $150,000 home will pay an which way he would additional $210 per year vote. in taxes if the issue “There’s always passes. things (the police deThe proposed 4-mill partment) can improve police tax levy is expecton, but I think they do ed to generate about pretty good,” he said. $123,289 a year for the Paulette Smith, who village, according to inlives on Spring Street, formation prepared by Hutchinson was much more decithe Clermont County Ausive. ditor’s Office. “I’ve been here over If approved that tax eight years and I’ve nevlevy would add to the curer registered to vote unrent 2.9-mill police tax til this year,” Smith said. levy that expires in 2015, “I registered to vote which generates about against the police levy.” $89,384 per year. Smith has been frus“There would be two trated by the police decollection years that both Planck partment’s response to of these levies will be colmultiple incidents she lected,” said Chuck Tilbury, claims involve stolen property chief deputy auditor for Cler- from her house. mont County. “I think you get what you Bethel Police Chief Mark earn, and they’re not earning Planck previously said the main it,” she said. reason for the levy is to replace Smith also expressed skeptimoney lost from the state. cism over the chief’s stated rea“The governor’s office is do- sons for the levy. ing away with - over the course “(The levy) is just a hidden of several years - local govern- obstacle for them to get raises, ment funding,” Planck said. and Bethel police have not “So in 2013, we’re minus earned it,” she said. $80,000 in local government Planck previously declined funding from the state.” to comment on whether emIn addition, the department ployees would receive raises. has several older vehicles that “I can’t say it’s going to raises the money could be used to help and I can’t say it’s not going to replace. raises,” he said. “My initial reaction is that it Vandalism fears have caused probably won’t pass because it’s Smith to buy cameras and locks too much - people cant afford it for her property, she said. right now,” said Gary Hutchin“Bethel is not a safe town,” son, former village council Smith said. member. Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman “I really think they’re bark- will present information about ing up the wrong tree.” the proposed tax-hike issue at 6 Edgar Price, a resident who p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Belives on North East Street, said thel Church of the Nazarene in he was not aware there a levy the church’s adjacent Family would be on the ballot - some- Life Center. By Keith BieryGolick



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Danny Long, right, presents the Grand Champion Fancy Poultry trophy to Serena Bowling, center, of the Owensville Winners 4-H Club during the Clermont County Fair in July. The trophy was named for Henry Mager of Bethel who was involved with the poultry program at the fair for more than 40 years. Theresa Toadvine of Amelia, left, is Mager's daughter. Mager judged poultry across the country during the last 40 years. THANKS TO THERESA L. HERRON

Draft forecast predicts a ‘positive’ financial future But official claims the public cannot see the document By Keith BieryGolick

BETHEL — One of the re-

quirements for Bethel to be removed from its fiscal emergency status by the state is to put together a forecast to show the village can maintain itself after it is left to its own devices. “I’ve been here overseeing (the fiscal recovery process),” said April Davis, the chief project manager for the state auditor’s office in southwest Ohio. “You’re at the tail end of that.” Fiscal Officer Bill Gilpin and Administrator Travis Dotson helped Davis create the forecast, which projects the village’s financial picture for 2013 through 2017. The forecast was presented at a recent council meeting, but Davis said it is a draft copy and not a public record. “The fact that it is a draft has nothing to do with whether or not it is a public record,” said John Greiner, an attorney for Graydon Head & Ritchey who practices First Amendment law and represents The Community Press and the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Community Press has made a public records request with the auditor’s officer and the village for the document. “If, in fact, the public body


worked on it and prepared this draft in the process of getting to a finished version it is a public record,” Greiner said. Although the document could qualify for another exemption in the Ohio Revised Code, Davis did not expound on the specific provision of law that allowed her to withhold it. She collected copies of the forecast from council members after the meeting. Village revenues for the next five years are expected to decrease, but the general fund which contained a deficit balance when the village was placed in fiscal emergency now looks more stable, Davis said. Local government funding is decreasing due to changes in the state, she said. “Property tax estimates (also) are going down,” Davis said. There will be a new property evaluation completed by the county in 2014 to ultimately determine those numbers, she said. Likewise, none of numbers presented in the forecast set in stone and could change at any time. “We’ve tried to forecast for For the Postmaster

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the worst,” Davis said. “The village will still have a healthy balance (in the general fund).” Davis offered health care costs as an example. “We don’t know (how much it will increase),” she said The village predicted an 18 percent increase, which is more than some of the smaller estimates, Davis said. “This is a snapshot in time,” she said. “There is room built in (for things to change).” The village will be terminated from fiscal emergency within a month based on the forecast, Davis said. “The balance is positive. That’s what we want to see (from entities coming out of fiscal emergency),” she said. “You should be able to maintain a positive balance.” Other deficient funds besides the general fund included the police pension fund, the police communications fund and the sidewalk assessment fund. “The general fund was the main thrust of fiscal emergency,” Gilpin said. Those other funds largely had problems because of the general fund’s deficit balance, but with that taken care of should remain positive, Davis said. “You’ve worked very hard,” she said, commending the village for its diligence during the recovery process. “This village took initiative before it was even put in fiscal emergency.”

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Library, pawn shop battle over stolen movies By Keith BieryGolick

UNION TWP. — If Clermont County residents go into the Union Township library looking for the latest season of “Breaking Bad” or “How I Met Your Mother,” there’s a good chance they won’t find it. Not because the library doesn’t carry those titles, but because 23 percent of the branch’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc collection were stolen. “We’re talking roughly 200 (items),” said Adam Baker, Clermont County

Public Library communications manager. The report filed with the Union Township Police Department shows 185 DVDs worth $6,500 were stolen. Over a period of three months, two individuals managed to get around the library’s security system and steal several TV box sets and other high dollar items without using force, according the report. “All of our branches have security cameras and security gates at the doors. It appears these

two people found a way around that,” Baker said. “Our collection is open to the public, and we want to make it as accessible as possible, so its unfortunate when somebody takes advantage of that.” Charles Abney, a 31year-old male who lives on 1560 Bethel-New Richmond Road, and Amy Druck, a 46-year-old female who lives on 563 Hopper View Bluff, have been charged with fifthdegree felonies for theft. Druck will be sentenced later this month and Abney also will ap-

pear in court to enter a plea for intervention in lieu of conviction, according to court documents. After Druck and Abney stole the Blu-ray Discs and DVDs, they sold them to Facet Jewelry, Music and Pawn in Amelia. The twist is although the store knows it is in possession of stolen property, it has not returned yet that property. “I think it’s really shocking that a pawn shop would know that they are in possession of materials that belong to the county


library and they wouldn’t just return them unconditionally,” said Joe Braun, president of the library board of trustees in Clermont County. “We purchased these materials using taxpayer dollars and they should be returned to the taxpayers.” Representatives from Facet say the library will get its property back in the “next day or two.” Originally, the store wanted the library to pay for what they bought the items for, but that is no longer the case, said Jamie Stowell, Facet’s district manager. “In the end, they are going to get their movies back and we’re not asking for any money from them,” Stowell said. In fact, the library might never have found out it was missing property if it weren’t for Facet, she said. “We have an employee here ... (who) used to work for the library. She noticed we had a DVD for sale and it looked like the style of case that came from the library,” Stowell said. “Once we found out we had more in pawn within certain time frames, we started pulling those off the shelves because we knew those probably belonged to the library.” At that point, the library didn’t know any-

thing was stolen, she said. “We’re the ones that let the library know that (the DVDs) were even here to begin with,” Stowell said. “We wanted to help them.” Stowell said Facet followed its standard procedures, and they couldn’t have known the DVDS were stolen because no police report had been filed yet. “When we take items in for pawn or purchase items we email a report to the local police department of everything we take. By law, we only have to report to the local police department, but we send (the report) to 15 jurisdictions,” she said. “We also have a holding period - 15 days - before we can put it out for sale just to make sure it clears the police check. We did all of this.” Braun said Facet officials want to return the material with “certain strings attached.” “We needed to have documentation. We can’t just hand over merchandise,” Stowell said. “They need to sign a form that they had received this merchandise and that they are the true owner of these items.” Despite the situation, public libraries throughout Clermont County will continue to offer DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to its residents.

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County radio contract changes, tower added By Jason Hoffman

BATAVIA — The Clermont County emergency communications system will have state-of-the-art equipment within the next two years, but the price recently increased. Clermont County Commissioners recently approved a fifth contract change to their deal with Motorola Inc., spending an additional $251,621 of taxpayers’ money to expand a paging system. “The majority of the increase of the contract cost is due to the failure of the tower sites,” said Stephen Rabolt, county administrator. “We had to move tower sites, and by moving those we have to add an additional antenna for paging because coverage would have been lost with the movement of the towers.” Another addition to the contract is a new communications tower in Campbell County, Ky., which Commissioner Ed Humphrey said will improve communications capabilities. The tower will cost tax-

payers $101,528.08 and be installed by Global Signal Acquisitions II. Whalen Electric is contracted to install electricity at the tower no later than early 2014. “It will improve coverage of the 800-megahertz radio system with the addition of the Campbell County tower,” Humphrey said. “The tower will add coverage on state Route 52 and the valleys in that area.” The contract change is the fifth of its kind, modifying a 2012 agreement with Motorola to install the communications system. Despite the additions – bringing the adjusted cost to taxpayers to $814,540 –


Rabolt said the county is still within its original budget amount from two years ago. The installation of the Kentucky tower and other work is still cheaper than what the county would have had to pay Motorola, Humphrey said. Want to know more about the stories that matter in Clermont County? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.

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The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who received their Chapter Degrees at the recent annual banquet are, from left in front: Wayne Tarter, Pam Settle, Alysa Irvin, Justin Arnett and Austin Gilkison. Back row: Storm Cole, Jordan Hardy, Dustin Burdine, Joe Schaffer, Logan Busam, Dylan Ansteatt and Brian Switzer. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

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Clermont Northeastern FFA members celebrated their successes in the 2012-2013 during the recent banquet. Also, instructor David Jelley named the top students: Hannah Bowles, Star Chapter Greenhand; Brian Switzer, Top Sophomore; Emily Bowles, Top Junior; and Cody Haddix, Top Senior.

The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who participated on the District Soils team finished in the top 10. From left are Brian Switzer, Will Werring, Alysa Irvin and Hannah Bowles. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who were named to the honor roll last school year are, in front from left: Katie Phair, Krista King, Alysa Irvin, Callie Willis, Emily Bowles and Hannah Bowles. Middle row: Trent Barrett, Kody Boyd, Robby Godbey, Catlyn Adams, Erica Switzer, Makayla Stahl, Elizabeth Davis and Morgan Gregston. Back row: Evan Tellep, Brian Switzer and Dylan Creager. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who attended the National Convention are from left in front: Joe Shaffer, Jennifer Luce, Katlyn Crooker, Emily Ansteatt, Callie Willis, Hannah Bowles, Emily Bowles and Alysa Irvin. Middle row: Brian Switzer, Scott Meadows, Jared Ansteatt, Dustin Haag, Jacob Nause, Nathan Hawk-Tucker, Caitlin Adams and Will Werring. Back row: Chris Lindsley. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE

The CNE FFA members of the General Livestock Judging Team who participated at the Wilmington College competition are from left in front: Carter Wilder, Justin Arnett, Alysa Irvin, Charlene Brummett, Jacob Nause and Travis Fultz. Middle row: Jason Arnett, Cody Haddix, Will Werring, Dustin Haag and Nathan Hawk-Tucker. Back row: Seth Walden. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

The Clermont Northeastern FFA 2012 top fruit salespeople were from left in front: Emily Bowles, second place; Hannah Bowles, third place; Maykayla Stahl, fifth place. Back row: Austin Gilkison, first place in beef Jerky sales; Brian Switzer, first place in fruit sales; and Alex Miller, fourth place in fruit sales. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY


The Clermont Northeastern FFA members who received leadership awards at the 2013 annual banquet are from left in front: Joe Shaffer, Wayne Tarter, Katlyn Crooker, Emily Ansteatt, Alysa Crooker and Callie Willis. Back row: Blake Bishop, Katie Phair, Jacob Nause and Dylan Creager. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

The members of the Clermont Northeastern Brown/Clermont soils judging team were honored for their second place finish. From left in front are: Alysa Irvin and Hannah Bowles. Back row: Kenny Henson, Dustin Haag, Brian Switzer, Will Werring and Elizabeth Davis. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

These Clermont Northeastern FFA members received awards for being the top chapter scholars and top chapter leaders for the last school year. From left in front are: Junior Erica Switzer and freshman Hannah Bowles. Back row: Senior Will Werring and sophomore Brian Switzer. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY




By Scott Springer

NEWTOWN — The clock is ticking on Miami Valley Christian Academy, but in a good way. After finishing out this season’s provisional year, the school that began in the old Newtown Elementary building with five kindergartners and six firstgraders in 1996 will be a full-fledged OHSAA member. “We can only play our own kids,” head football coach Robert Vilardo said. “There’s no kids from outside. Every kid that’s on our team right now is a member of our school. We can’t be in the playoffs, but starting next year we’re fully in.” Vilardo has been marching his 24 players out against teams that usually outnumber them. When he started the program with a few pads and a couple of balls, there were 85 total students in the high school. He estimates that number now to be around 150. Of that number, the bulk are girls. Depending on your perspective, that may be good or bad. If you’re a football coach, you may prefer a little more testosterone, particularly with MVCA adding bigger schools to the schedule. “Against Finneytown, we were down three with three minutes left and ended up losing by 10,” Vilardo said. “They

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» Bethel-Tate lost to Clermont Northeastern 36-0 Oct. 4. The Tigers are at Williamsburg Oct. 11. » McNicholas High School beat Chaminade-Julienne in its homecoming game Oct. 5. Sophomore Adam Hisch ran for three touchdowns and193 yards on 20 carries to lead the Rocket offense. Senior Dominic Gabriele had a three-yard touchdown run and freshman kicker Cole Carmosino a 23-yard field goal and four point-after tries to round out the scoring. The McNick defense forced two fumbles and an interception as the team improved to 5-1 (3-0 GCL Coed). The Rockets travel to unbeaten Kettering Alter Oct. 11.

Boys cross country

» Felicity-Franklin was eighth at the Seven Hills Stinger Invitational on Sept. 28. Allan Haave is at quarterback with Blake Norris split wide against Blanchester. When Haave left the game injured, Norris had to step in at quarterback. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

IF YOU GO What: Bethel-Tate at Williamsburg football When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 Where: 500 S. Fifth St., Williamsburg, OH 45176-1197 Fun fact: Bethel-Tate has not beaten Williamsburg since 2009.

go down, the talent pool isn’t as deep as many area Division I schools. Against Blanchester alone, Jeffrey Botts and Allan Haave left injured. As fine as the coaching and plays may be, a younger replacement might not be mentally prepared for the speed of the game. “We’ve got some kids that are good players, but when you’re punting threeand-out all the time, they get into a groove of not executing or making the right read,” Jenike said. In addition to Haave and Botts, several Tigers show promise. Lanky Samuel Price is a pretty good target as a pass catcher and Blake Norris at least looked comfortable replacing Haave at quarterback when he left injured. “He’s done some good things,” Jenike said. “He probably should play more. He throws the ball well.” On both sides of the ball, Blace Haviland plays with great intensity. “Oh my goodness, yeah,” Jenike said. “He plays real hard. He’s our leading tackler at free safety.” The experienced players overall do

well. The downside is the youth and inexperience. Through no fault of their own, some players just don’t understand the game enough to know what to do in certain situations. “Thirty years of coaching - the biggest thing I’m telling the kids right now is you’ve got to play with heart and toughness,” Jenike said. “That’s the game. We’re not going to move guys around the field and we’re not going to change what we do. We’re not trying to get really fancy and throw the ball all over the field.” The dilemma with Bethel-Tate has been delivering the basic run play consistently. When it’s not working, oppositions have been blitzing. When the players inserted don’t pick up the blitz, it’s trouble. Fatigue also comes into play when the same guys expected to make plays offensively are expected to make plays defensively. Lack of depth means lack of rest for some of Bethel-Tate’s talent. “You need more guys where you can sub in,” Jenike said. “That’s a big issue. When you make a mistake, it magnifies because you’re going to each side of the field. I tell them, ‘You’ve got to play every down,’” The final two games are at home, but they come against teams with more experience in Amelia and New Richmond. “There’s not a game on our schedule we can’t win the rest of the way,” Jenike said. “The kids are going to have to believe in what we tell them and we’ve got to play.”

MVCA Lions football prowls in provisional year By Scott Springer


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BETHEL — When you’ve played football at the University of Cincinnati and coached at St. Xavier with Steve Rasso and Urban Meyer, a lopsided loss to an 0-3 team is not easy to take. Such was the case Sept. 20 when Blanchester blitzed and beat up BethelTate High School on the gridiron 45-9. Coach Bill Jenike’s Tigers started the season with a win over Oyler, but then were outscored by a total of 88 points afterward. “We’re not doing to well and we’re not getting better,” a brutally honest Jenike said. Like some of their previous games, the Tigers made early mistakes and had to play catch-up. “We just got off to a bad start again,” Jenike said. “We put the ball on the ground on an exchange on an option. That set the tone for them. Seems like we’re struggling in this offense in trying to make the right read. It’s execution; that’s all it is.” If you have a sense of humor, you may remember what the late John McKay said when he coached the NFL expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their infancy. When asked about his team’s execution, he said ,“I’m all in favor of it.” Bill Jenike is not the cantankerous McKay. He’s a man of much more patience, which is needed when you head up a team that had just three wins in three years coming into this season. His struggles are with numbers. Beyond the final score, it’s the number of players he can attract to his squad. Because of various circumstances, Bethel-Tate can’t field a reserve team this year. The end result is younger players aren’t able to progress at their own level. “We’re playing a lot of young kids,” Jenike said. “We’re playing five freshmen. The kids are thrown in the fire, which is not a good situation when you’re playing freshmen.” Still, execution is a common theme with Jenike. Most football coaches are about repetition. The sloppy game against Blanchester brought repetition and fundamentals to practice. “There’s no excuse to not execute and play hard,” Jenike said. “We played a lot harder against Goshen, who was a better team.” Another byproduct of low numbers is the risk of injury. When top players


IF YOU GO What: MVCA vs. Oyler When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. Where: Anderson High School’s Brown Stadium 7560 Forest Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255 Fun fact: Among Robert Vilardo’s previous coaching stops (Highlands, Milford) was a stint at Anderson High School under former coach Vince Suriano.

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scored late in the game. We played real well. They’ve got about 490 boys in their school. We’ve got about 50.” The Lions have had some respectable wins, but ran into another dilemma with Gamble Montessori at Stargel Stadium on Sept. 28. The Gators won handily, 46-22. “They’re a much bigger school,” Vilardo said. “Bigger squad with a lot more kids.” The key is depth, which Vilardo hopes to change in coming years. With 24 kids, the opposition currently has an advantage of subbing while his men may be gasping.

“Our back is playing offense, defense and special teams,” Vilardo said. “He’s not getting a three-play rest. That makes a big difference.” Playmakers this season include Vilardo’s sophomore son at quarterback, Bransen Vilardo, receiver Malique Ward, and multi-threat seniors Gavin Carson and Layne Cherry. “He’s lightning fast and can really turn it on at any point,” Vilardo said of Cherry. “Alex Ammerman is another senior who went over 100 yards against Troy Christian.” Leading the line on both sides has been senior Alex Hoyle. At MVCA, you’re a two-position player. “Our quarterback (son Bransen) has played quite a bit at outside linebacker. My quarterback coach is going, ‘Don’t put him in there!’ But, you have to. You only have so many. One of our best backs is James Heaton and he’s another sophomore,” Vilardo said. Off-field contributions have come from the village of Newtown. Leaders would like to turn Short Park, just behind the school, into a state-of-the-art facility. It would include a football field, baseball field and track. “They want a place where the village of Newtown can have a big event,” Vilardo said. “It should be able to help the businesses. We’ve got a lot of support for that.”

Girls cross country

» At the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Darby, Felicity-Franklin senior Crissy Paskow was second overall in 23:34.

Boys soccer

» Batavia beat Felicity-Franklin 7-0 on Oct. 1 » Norwood beat Bethel-Tate 3-2 on Oct. 1. Zane Copestick and Jason Altmayer scored goals for the Tigers in the loss. The Tigers lost to Western Brown 3-1 on Oct. 3 with Altmayer scoring the lone goal. » McNicholas tied Middletown Fenwick 1-1 Oct. 1, running its record to 6-3-5 overall while remaining unbeaten in the GCL Co-Ed at 4-0-2.

Girls soccer

» Norwood beat Bethel-Tate 6-1on October. 1. Sophomore Lauren Cornelius had the lone goal for the Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers lost to Western Brown 4-0 on Oct. 3. » McNicholas posted a pair of league wins, beating McAuley on the road Sept. 30 and knocking off Dayton Carroll 5-2 Oct. 2. The Rockets improved to 9-3-2 (5-1 GCL Co-Ed).

Boys golf

» Bethel-Tate sophomore Mitchell McElfresh shot 84 at the Division II district tournament at Weatherwax Oct. 3. » McNicholas finished fifth in the Division II district tournament at Weatherwax Oct. 3. Senior Mitch Bloemer paced the Rockets with a round of 79. while freshmen Chris Dunne and Ty DeBonis each shot 80.

Girls golf

» McNicholas finished ninth in the Division II district tournament Oct. 2 at Pipestone. Sarah Hickman led the Rockets with a round of 90.

Girls volleyball

» FelicityFranklin had a Felicity-Franklin sweep against High School’s Ashley Moore (4) goes up league-leading Williamsburg Oct. for a spike Oct. 3 3, 25-15, 29-27, 25- during a three-set win over 22. Williamsburg High » McNicholas beat Hamilton Ba- School. MARK D. din in straight sets MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY Oct.1and took four PRESS sets to knock off Fenwick on the road Oct. 3 to improve its record to 13-5 (10-2 GCL Coed).

College volleyball

» UC Clermont defeated Miami University-Middletown 25-17, 25-19, 25-21 Sept. 28. The Cougars defeated Ohio State-Marion 25-6, 25-12, 25-6 Sept. 29 to improve to 13-2 (4-0 OCAC). UC Clermont bumped off Southern State Community College 25-11, 25-12, 25-19 Oct. 4 and clinched the 2013 (OCAC) regular season title.





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Put skin in the game for results Recently I attended an event at Milacron which featured Gov. Kasich and I was pleased that both Milacron representatives and the governor cited the machinists apprentice program between Milacron and UC Clermont College as the ideal collaborative model for training manufacturing professionals with job-ready skills. “Skin in the game” is a term attributed to Warren Buffet who once invested in one of his own companies to indicate his confidence to outside investors. If the company failed, he would lose his personal investment; if the venture was successful, both he and his investors would benefit. Both had “skin in the game.” This same concept of all parties investing in a collaborative workforce development activity is what makes

facturing employees during the next three years as part of the grant. So, UC Clermont has invested cash, time and energy – their “skin in the game” – in order to meet the guidelines of the grant and to continue this partnership with Milacron. If we fail, we suffer the loss of a partner and penalties for the grant. The participants must invest 15 weeks of educational training and meet high standards in these classes which include computer aided drawing, safety, lean manufacturing and others to become a benefited employee with a bright future at Milacron. If they do not complete the program they lose an opportunity and all the benefits which follow. To date, the “skin in this game” has proven successful

the MilacronUC Clermont program work. Milacron screens qualified prospects and hires them as temporary employees Gregory who must enSojka COMMUNITY PRESS roll in the training proGUEST COLUMNIST gram funded by their new employer. If the participants complete the program successfully they begin work as fulltime employees with benefits. UC Clermont has invested its instructors, facility and equipment purchased with support from a $250,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant. The college had to match the grant dollar for dollar to receive the funding and promised to train 100 new manu-

with 20 new employees joining Milacron starting last year and another 10 slated to begin training this fall. What lessons can be learned by this “Skin in the Game” model? All partners must invest resources, money and energy to gain a return on their investment. ROI means everything to an expanding company such as Milacron. Without a targeted program, they will lose time and money due to employee turnover. Out of the 20 new trained employees hired by Milacron, 14 continue as productive contributing employees. This compares very favorably with industry norms that may see a success rate of two out of 10 retained. The college meets a percentage of its training quota and carries out its mission as a

regional college. The student employee gains a professional position with opportunity for future growth and education. Without any “Skin in the Game” Milacron might see a lower retention rate, the new employees may not have the motivation to complete the program, and the college would not have a fully equipped manufacturing center. The state of Ohio needs more collaborative partnerships in which all parties invest “some skin” in order to gain long lasting benefits. Otherwise, we will continue to get low return on our investments and we will not meet our ambitious Ohio job growth targets for our activities.

er and a true spirit for the city of Cincinnati. The company that owns the Queen has taken very good care of it.

waterways and the radar/sonar and other modern navigational aids, I very much doubt a fatal accident could occur due to the hull's material alone.”

UC Clermont College Dean Gregory Sojka is a resident of Union Township.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question The House has passed an exemption from federal law to allow the Delta Queen to once again operate as an overnight passenger vessel. Would you feel safe as a passenger on the Delta Queen? Why or why not?

“I would love to be a passenger on the Delta Queen if the cost wasn't so exorbitant. I think it's great that the Delta Queen is still in operation to remind us of our past mode of transportation that didn't involve cars.” E.E.C.

“I would feel more safe on the Delta Queen, for if were to sink, at least you could swim to

still appears as a sound vessel, and I am certain all maintenance is up to par according to maritime and Coast Guard regulations. Yes, I would love to take a trip on this historic boat.”

NEXT QUESTION Have your health-care plan premiums increased and terms changed significantly for 2014? Why do you think there was or was not a significant change?


“What part of wooden superstructure ships not being safe for overnight passengers don't we understand? This regulation was put in place for a good reason. Sentimentality is not a reasonable justification to risk people's lives.”

Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

shore. If I were to ride with the government, I think we just keep sinking and no way to be saved.”


“I would feel very safe on the Delta Queen. This boat has been a long tradition on the Ohio Riv-


“Why not? The Delta Queen

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“I remember this same battle being waged over 40 years ago and several times in the interim. I have no idea why Congress cannot resolve this matter once and for all. “I would love the opportunity to take a lengthy cruise on the Queen, confident the crew is well-trained and the boat is equipped with adequate safety gear. “The whole issue in the past was the wooden hull of this vessel. With the lock systems on the

Stop stalling on adoptee legislation As the original mother of an adopted adult with whom I have been reunited for 17 years, I am writing to encourage your readership to support Ohio Senate Bill 23 and Ohio House Bill 61. These two important pieces of legislation will provide adopted Ohioans access to their original birth certificates (OBC). It is unbelievable that, unlike many other states, our government actively prevents a group of its citizens from accessing basic information about themselves. But by denying Ohioans adopted between 1964 and 1996 access to their OBC, our state government denies these people the right to fundamental facts, such as the date and place of their birth and the identity of their original (birth) parents. Besides the basic right of All citizens to know such information about themselves, there is another compelling reason to support these bills.

Today, physicians and medical specialists increasingly rely on genetic information and medical Susan history to Anthony diagnose and COMMUNITY PRESS treat many GUEST COLUMNIST diseases. Adoptees who are denied access to their OBC are prevented from obtaining the medical history that may save their lives and the lives of their children. SB 23 and HB 61 will rectify this grievous wrong and must be signed into law. Last spring, the bills received overwhelming support from both the House and Senate. HB 61 passed the House 96-1 and SB 23 passed the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee 9-0. However, Ohio Senate leadership stalled on bringing the legislation before the full senate for a vote.

Speaking for the vast majority of birth parents, I ask for your help to pass this legislation. We never asked to be shielded from our children. Archaic laws that sealed adoption records were imposed on our children and on us. Our adult children deserve their original birth certificates and access to vital, personal information only we can give them. Readers should contact their state senators (http:// index) and encourage them to actively support these bills that will restore the rights of full citizenship to all of Ohio’s adopted adults. Ask your senators to urge the Senate president to bring it up for a vote. If they are allowed to vote, there is no doubt that the Senate will pass the legislation and end this obvious discrimination against our fellow citizens. Susan Anthony is a resident of Madeira.

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“As much as the Delta Queen is part of Cincinnati tradition, I personally would not want to spend time traveling on an old wooden boat. “While I like adventure, the DQ is way past its prime and it was taken out of service for good reason, it is dangerous. Mr. Chabot is trying to make points with the old folks on the West Side by endangering them. J.Z.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Group was peaceful, respectful

I wish to respond to your article on our Goshen school demolition. I was there 2 1/2 hours the first day, along with about 15 others. The second day I was there again for 11/2 hours along with others by the fence on the school property. We consisted of ex-pupils and their parents, ex-teachers, and Historical Society members. We parked on Mulberry Street and in the Nazarene

Church parking lot. I saw no one in the lady's driveway, nor chairs on her lawn. I also did not see any trash. Some cars paused on Goshen Road and took pictures, but did not disrupt traffic. We were a peaceful group watching a part of our local history disappear. This was a memorable day, seeing our first consolidated public school from 1908 being demolished, and a notably sad day for long time residents. Audrey Koch Goshen Township

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Stepping Stones gets big birthday gift S

tepping Stones agency for people with disabilities celebrated its 50th anniversary with a $200,000 gift from its supporters. That’s what the agency’s “Golden” Bloom event raised with an outdoor garden party and auction on Sept. 7 at the home of Dr. David and Nancy Aichholz in Indian Hill. Close to 400 guests were greeted with champagne as they entered the huge party tent decorated with fresh flowers and chandeliers. A five-tier birthday cake, created by Nancy Aichholz, recognized five decades of service. Aichholz, who developed “NanCakes” based on her signature carrot cake recipe, also provided an array of “NanCakes” as a special dessert. The party honored 50 years of Stepping Stones’ participants with a video introducing participants, parents and staff. “Through their hard work and Stepping Stones’ efforts, they became more independent and were able to build a stronger future,” Stepping Stones’ Board President John McIlwraith told the crowd. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving close to 1,000 children, teens and adults with disabilities with educational, recreational and social programs at sites in Indian Hill and Batavia. The Bloom fund raising effort included more than $15,000 in camperships to expand summer camp experiences for low income children with disabilities. Events included silent auction, a photo booth complete with costume props, a wine blind taste test by O’Bryan’s Wines and Spirits, a “Bling Booth” with jewelry prizes from Hope Chest Keepsake Jewelry, music by Johnny Clueless and tapas dining provided by 20 top restaurants and caterers. Catering manager was Creations by Melody. Co-chairs were Anne Davies of Terrace Park and Tisha Wright of Morrow, Ohio, both Stepping Stones board members. The Bloom committee included Kadi Anderson of Indian Hill, board president John McIlwraith of Indian Hill, Julie Perrino of Liberty Township and Sarah Steinman of Indian Hill. Platinum sponsors were AssureRx Health, Gail and Fred Fischer of Indian Hill and Kay Pettengill of Indian Hill.

Stepping Stones 50th anniversary hosts Dr. David and Nancy Aichholz of Indian Hill enjoy the event festivities.THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN Co-chairs Anne Davies of Terrace Park and Tisha Wright of Morrow celebrate at Bloom, a 50th anniversary celebration of Stepping Stones. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN

Board member Al Koncius of Indian Hill with Stepping Stones Executive Director Chris Adams of Terrace Park attend the agency's Golden Bloom event. BRUCE

J.R. and Kadi Anderson of Indian Hill attend Bloom, celebrating Stepping Stones 50th anniversary. Anderson is on the Stepping Stones board and chaired the Bloom host and hostess committee.THANKS TO



Angie Fischer of Oakley dances with her father, Fred Fischer of Indian Hill at Bloom, Stepping Stones 50th anniversary party. Fred Fischer was a platinum sponsor. THANKS TO BRUCE CRIPPEN

Mark Berry of Terrace Park, Tim Stitzer of Independence, Ky., and Jay Vollmer of Indian Hill attend Stepping Stones 50th anniversary celebration. Berry and Vollmer are on Stepping Stones' board. Stitzer is Stepping Stones' development director. BRUCE CRIPPEN

From left, Jane Birckhead, Susan Muth and Mary McGraw all of Indian Hill, attend Stepping Stones 50th anniversary Golden Bloom event. Birckhead and McGraw are on the Stepping Stones board.BRUCE CRIPPEN

Emily and Doug Rempe of Montgomery try out the photo booth at Bloom, Stepping Stones 50th birthday celebration.BRUCE CRIPPEN



Beechmont Squares, 8-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

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. 4786783. 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.

Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness

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

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. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Reservations required. 686-3310; Union Township.

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.

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The second Milford Gravity Grand Prix soap box derby is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the corner of Cash and Locust streets in downtown Milford. The entry fee is $35 and registration is required. For more information, call 885-1373 or visit Pictured are cars from last year’s inaugural race.FILE PHOTO 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. 575-2102. Milford.



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.

Retirement Planning and Estate Strategies, Noon-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn how to accumulate and distribute money for retirement, how to pass money on to heirs or charities in a tax-wise manner and to increase the probability of investment success. With Thrivent Financial, faith-based organization. Ages 45-70. Free. 2392933. Symmes Township.

Religious - Community Contemplative Prayer Service, 7-8 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Prayer instruction, practice, music and time to meditate and pray. Free. 478-3226. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches,

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township

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Pets 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.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bandstand, Western Ave. and Susanna Way, Saturday features crafts and artists on village bandstand greens. Sunday features antique dealers on bandstand green. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Art Events Labyrinth Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Uniquely intimate fine art festival featuring artists of multiple disciplines both indoor and outdoor. Music, homecooked food and Art on the Spot

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To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 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. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Gentle yoga begins in chair and ends on mat. Focus on strength, flexibility, pain management and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574. Amelia.

Ohio Young Birder’s Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Youth-led group interested in hiking and watching birds. Hosted by CNC volunteer Brian Herriott. $10 online pre-registration required to join club. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township. Fire-n-Food at Nature PlayScape, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring lunch to cook over open fire. Ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Spend morning looking for fall migrating birds. Meet in regular parking area. Ages 18 and up. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

workshops. Bluegrass to Brahms music and chili sampling. $3 admission. 231-8634; Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations 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.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; 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.

Music - Country Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, 6 p.m., Bocca Live, 749 Ohio 28, With special guests. $15, $10 advance. 576-6665; Milford.

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

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; Milfrod. 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.

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, Purchase new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more in a flea-market style setting. Free, vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Youth Sports Milford Gravity Grand Prix, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Corner of Cash and Locust streets. By participating in derby races, youths learn about science topics including gravity, momentum and friction. Benefits Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. $35. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. 885-1373; Milford.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Bandstand, Free. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, donuts, pastries, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $7, $4. Ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

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Two-way brisket can be made in oven, slow cooker The seasons on our little patch of heaven are marked by what’s going on outside in our gardens and what my husband, Frank, is doing with our outside equipment. Right now he’s “salting things away for Rita the winHeikenfeld ter,” meaning he’s RITA’S KITCHEN servicing the tiller, tractor, boat and lawn mowers for a winter rest in the garage. Our bell peppers have finally ripened, so I was able to add them to an antipasto tray I made for a friend’s rehearsal dinner.

Easy antipasto

Need a stunning and delicious appetizer? An antipasto tray fills the bill. It is not only appealing to the eye, but there’s something on the tray for everybody. Go to your olive bar and ask lots of questions. I went to the Eastgate Jungle Jim’s olive bar and was able to sample whatever I wanted. This will help in choosing the right ingredients for your budget and guests. I did choose olives without pits. Since prosciutto is expensive, I bought a few slices to garnish and folded them over on top of the antipasto. I also sprinkled a can of chickpeas on top. The nice thing about this recipe is that it can be assembled a day ahead. For the sauce, I use Caesar salad dressing with fresh herbs stirred in. I drizzle the dressing on right before I serve it.

My favorite two-way brisket

Brisket is a cut of meat from the lower chest or breast of beef. It

is amazingly flavorful, but tough, so slow cooking is a must. Either way you cook this – in the oven or in a slow cooker – the brisket turns out tender and so delicious. Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles. 3 pounds beef brisket 2 cups chili sauce 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup beef broth 1 very large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste

Oven: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine chili sauce, sugar and broth. Pour about half of this in the bottom of roasting pan. Place brisket on sauce, fat side up. Distribute onion, cloves and bay leaves over brisket. Pour rest of sauce over. Cover and bake 50-55 minutes per pound or until meat is fork tender. Remove brisket from pan and remove bay leaves and whole cloves. Cut brisket across the grain. Skim off any fat from top of sauce. Pour sauce over brisket (or put sauce in refrigerator overnight and the fat will congeal on top for easy removal. Then reheat with brisket in 375 degree oven, covered, or in microwave). Slow cooker: I like to cook mine 9-12 hours or so on low, until meltingly tender.

Perfectly grilled salmon/seafood following the 70/30 rule Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed. (Or put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This al-

An antipasto tray can be customized to fit different budgets and appetites.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

lows fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule of about 7-10 minutes per inch of thickness works, also. Start with 7 minutes and go from there.

Readers want to know:

Honing steels: “My honing/knife steel doesn’t work anymore. Should I replace it?” Run your thumbnail around the circumference of the tool. If you can still feel grooves, your steel is still useful. It is magnetized to pick up microscopic fillings that come off the knife’s blade. It’s a good idea to rub the steel with a cloth after use so grooves don’t get clogged. Now unless the honer has diamond chips in it, most steels won’t sharpen a dull knife (they restore the knife’s bite by straightening the microscopic “teeth” at the edge that fold with use). Now even if your honing steel is in good condition, sometimes a knife doesn’t respond to honing. If that happens, it’s time to get the knife sharpened professionally.

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Lucille Hauck Lucille Tuttle Hauck, 98, Bethel, died Sept. 27. Survived by children Joyce Duckworth, Bruce (Joan) Hauck; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Harley Hauck, siblings Norma Jean Cassell, Pearl Fittro, Ralph Tuttle. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to Locust Ridge Nursing Home or Hospice of Hope.

Joseph Heidel Joseph Lee Heidel, 84, died


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Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm

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. Oct. 2. He was an electrician. He was an Air Force veteran of Korea. Survived by sons Keith, Mark Heidel; grandchildren Amy, Stephanie, Carsyn, Luke Heidel;

brother Earl Heidel; several nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by wife Helen Heidel, parents Unice, Earl Heidel, four siblings. Arrangements by Palmetto Funeral Home, Fort Mill, S.C. Weldon Taulbee, 77, Felicity, died Sept. 25. He was a member of Felicity Christian Church and Felicity F&AM Masonic Lodge 102. Survived by wife Juanita Cossens Taulbee; son Darrell (Becky) Taulbee; granddaughters Heather (Kevin) McIntyre, Tiffany (Tyler) Peron; greatgranddaughter Becklyn McIntyre; brother Marcus (Joyce) Taulbee; many nieces and nephews.


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

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THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 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


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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

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

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

Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

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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.

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care 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

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • Sunday Morning Service Times are: 8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm

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

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 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 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


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A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

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

Trinity United Methodist Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am




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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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Margie L. Webber, 56, Bethel, died Oct. 1. Survived by children Joann Webber, Stefanie, Michael Craven; grandchildren Jayden Webber, Angel Wooten, Haven Mounts, Aubrey, David Craven; mother Deloris Oakes; siblings Christine Rose, Connie Brooks, Jerry, Danny, Terry, John, Anthony, Chuck, Allen, Richard, Larry Oakes. Preceded in death by father Charles Oakes. Services were Oct. 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.



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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Services were Sept. 28 at Felicity Christian Church. Arrangements by Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Felicity Christian church, P.O. Box 102, Felicity, OH 45120.

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PRESBYTERIAN 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

Beware of email, Internet scammers These days scammers have taken to the Internet to steal your money with fake emails, fraudulent websites and misleading sales offers. While Internet scams are numerous, several consumers still report receiving scams through the mail. A Fort Thomas man wrote me about a credit card offer he received from AmTrade International Bank. It offered him a credit card with “A $3,600 Visa credit limit! Guaranteed!” The man sent what was supposed to have been a refundable $900 fee, but says he never received the credit card nor a pre-paid gas card that was also promised. The 74-year-old man says he’s on a fixed income so the loss of all that money hit him pretty hard. Although he paid by check and contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Trade Commission, he was told nothing could be done to recover his money. Such scams are very popular so remember never send money to someone who promises to loan you money or extend credit. A Hyde Park woman wrote me to say she knew immediately the letter she received was a scam. It allegedly came from Publishers Clearing House and used the company’s real address. The $1.5 million she was told she won was anything but real. She knew not to bother calling the long distance phone number given to claim her winnings. A Wyoming woman received a letter telling her she qualified for an award of two round-trip airline tickets. She suspected it was a scam because there was no return address and the letter had bad punctuation. So she too was told to call a phone number to claim her prize, allegedly

valued at nearly $1,400. Better Business Bureau says this is just a phishing Howard scam inAin tending to HEY HOWARD! steal people’s personal information. This woman never entered a contest to receive this award of two free airline tickets plus two nights a major hotel. Fortunately, just like the Hyde Park woman, the Wyoming woman didn’t call the number and says she wants to warn others about this scam. Many people across the nation have received this letter. One person who called was told they first had to attend a timeshare sales presentation before they could receive the tickets they won. Another person who called was told they had to give their credit card number over the phone. One of the most frequent scams I’ve run into involves criminals sending you what appears to be a real check for thousands of dollars. You’re supposed to deposit the check, keep some of the money, then wire the rest to the sender. Unfortunately, many consumers learn too late that the check they received in the mail is phony – and now they’re on the hook to repay the bank for the good money they wired to the criminals. Bottom line, the mail is still full of scams these days so you have to beware. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at

Clermont authors at books festival When it comes to writing, Greater Cincinnati is home to a lot of literary and artistic talent, including Clermont County. That talent will be on display during the seventh annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., in downtown Cincinnati. Area authors include: » Jeffrey Ebbeler, this year’s Books by the Banks poster artist and illustrator of the children’s book “Tiger in My Soup,” grew up in Goshen and graduated from Goshen High School. » Tammie Lyon, illustrator of the Katie Woo series, lives in Milford. » Macy Beckett, author of “A Shot of Sultry,” lives in Miami Township. » Duffy Brown, author of “Killer in Crinolines,” lives in Milford. » Joel Luckhaupt, Fox Sports Ohio statistician and author of “100 Things Reds Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die,” grew up in Loveland and

Clermont County author Macy Beckett at the 2012 Books by the Banks event. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUTHOR

lives in Symmes Township. » Chef Todd Kelly, author of the cookbook “Orchids at Palm Court,” lives in Union Township. » David Mowery, author of “Morgan’s Great Raid,” spent his childhood in White Oak, Fairfield and Dent. He graduated from Oak Hills High School, and lived in Sharonville after high school. He has lived in Batavia, and now lives in Milford. For directions, parking and additional information, go to




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CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jeffrey Brian Branam, 42, homeless - East Fork State Park - boat ramp, Batavia, notice of change of address, Sept. 24. Brandon Lee Barrett, 27, 1102 Flick Lane, Batavia, notice of change of address, Sept. 25. Tiffany Elizabeth Williams, 22, 3124 McCabe Ave., Dayton, Oh 45417, receiving stolen property, Sept. 25. Jacob Lloyd Tolle, 28, 4700 East Filager Road CCSO Jail, Batavia, felonious assault, Sept. 23. Andrew David Smith, 21, 1094 Ohio 222, Felicity, aggravated trespass, felonious assault weapon or ordnance, Sept. 23. Christopher Lewis Pike, 30, 1189 Emery Ridge Drive, Batavia, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, Sept. 23. Felicia Jean Gallo, 22, 68 Lucy Creek, Apt. No. 12, Amelia, obstructing justice - harboring, Sept. 23. Timothy James Ellis, 36, 4602 Ohio 132, Batavia, violate protection order or consent agreement, Sept. 23. Wilbur Lee Thomas Shuemake, 24, 2463 Crane Schoolhouse Road, Bethel, possessing drug abuse instruments, resisting arrest, Sept. 23. Steven A. Barr, 56, 99 Shady Lane, Amelia, falsification, Sept. 29. Bradley Allan Atkinson, 21, 2761 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, driving

while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, open container liquor, Sept. 24. Michael Todd Hensley, 41, 10702 Smokey Row Road, Georgetown, possession of drugs marijuana, Sept. 24. James Vaughn, 54, 2044 Clermontville Laurel, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Jessica Marie Hudson, 24, 1995 Franklin - Laurel Road, New Richmond, possessing drug abuse instruments, tampering w/evidence, Sept. 24. Eric John Bollhauer, 31, 4423 Bergen Court, Cincinnati, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 25. Jodie L. Anderson, 34, 157 Scenic Drive, New Richmond, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Sept. 25. Don Blake Taylor, 26, 3357 Ohio 132 No. 2, Amelia, aggravated trespass, theft, Sept. 25. Stephanie Lynn Prichard, 20, 4112 Weber Lane No. 2, Cincinnati, possessing drug abuse instruments, Sept. 26. Johnathan Edward Neal, 32, 316 N. East Street, Bethel, theft, Sept. 26. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Sept. 26. Katie Leigh Fineran, 33, 4157 Clough Lane, Cincinnati, forgery, theft, Sept. 26. Kelly L. Carpenter, 52, 4006 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, obstructing official business, Sept. 26. Michelle Ann Moore, 33, 3917 Gardner Lane, Cincinnati,

domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, Sept. 27. Paul George Walton, 43, 2755 Ohio 132 - Lot 259A, New Richmond, domestic violence, Sept. 27. Michael Lloyd Montgomery, 38, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Sept. 28. Brandon David Lee Dewar, 21, 2392 Harvey Creek, New Richmond, robbery, Sept. 29.

Daniel James Allen, 32, 2875 Cedarville Road, Goshen, domestic violence, Sept. 29. Bridigett Allen, 31, 2875 Cedarville Road, Goshen, domestic violence, Sept. 29. Daniel Patrick Brock, 34, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, Lot 92, New Richmond, aggravated menacing, carrying concealed weapons - handgun other than a dangerous ordnance, Sept. 29. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence -

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cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Sept. 24. Juvenile, 17, resisting arrest, Sept. 24. Juvenile, 14, theft, Sept. 27. Bruce Albert Williams, 28, 57 Shady Lane, Amelia, theft, Sept. 29.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Sept. 29.

Aggravated trespass At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 25. At 623 Main St., Felicity, Sept. 23. Assault At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Sept. 26. At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Sept. 27. At 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 26. At 1424 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, Sept. 27.







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Howdy Folks, Now to make you hungry, Tuesday for dinner we had green beans from a small bed of beans, taters, corn on the cob, corn bread and water. We grew everything but the corn bread. I built a bed on the side of the garage that is 8 feet long filled it with potting soil which we raised the beans in. You can garden in a small place and raise food to eat and save money. Next year I will build a bed along the side of the carpenter shop that will be 10 feet long, 2 feet wide and 8 inches deep. We can raise beans in this bed and with it being sheltered keeps growing beans longer. Wednesday morning we attended the senior services meeting and then went to rehab. I have two more sessions as I write this article. With the rehab over we can get work done here. It seems that takes some time and divides our day, so we don’t get some work done here. This is the first year I have had the garden and our place looking bad. But with the Lord’s help we will get it shaped up. Thursday we got to do some work in the carpenter shop; that was the first time we really spent some time there. We have five craft shows coming up. Friday we attended a funeral visitation in Georgetown for a young feller that the Lord called home. It was a big visitation we send our sympa-

thy to the family. Sunday after church we went to the chili restaurant and had a George five-way. Rooks Then we OLE FISHERMAN went to Mr. Barkers and got our weedeater that he had repaired for us. I saw in the paper that the Hamilton County parks are allowing controlled deer harvest. The deer population is getting bigger each year. The deer population is eating the trees, leaves, flowers, any green foliage to the point the food supply will be gone. Each year the population will get bigger as some deer will be having twins or triplets. The grazing area does not increase as the deer do; something needs to be done. Deer season for bow hunting started last Saturday. Don’t know how the harvest went, as it gets colder it will pick up. There was a crappie tournament last Sunday that the Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton sponsored. First place was 4 1/2 pounds, second place 4 1/4 pounds, and third place was 4 pounds. There was also a bass tournament, with first place taking 9 pounds, second 7 pounds, and third place 5 pounds. The bass fishing has been good all year. Now is the time to go to the apple orchards and

get some good apples. There is the A&M Orchard off Ohio 68 between Fayetteville and Westboro. They will have several different kind of apples, pumpkins and other items. The Pringles Orchard off Ohio 727 close to Stonelick Lake State Park will have some cider, apples and pumpkins along with other items. There is an orchard between Bethel and Felicity that has several different kind of apples. Mr. Saner said he has a good crop of apples this year. He said in about two weeks he will have the Staymen Winesap which is Ruth Ann’s favorite to make pies and applesauce. So it sounds like we will be having some good pies around our house. The Rouster Orchard will have cider and frozen blueberries by the end of October. They will have the announcement on their website or on their sign. The Grants Farm above Owensville and also their Garden Center in Milford have pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums and much more. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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