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Grow Bethel by attacking taste buds? Business owners suggest restaurants

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“We have a drug problem in this town,” said Bethel Mayor Alan Ausman. If the upcoming tax-hike proposal for the police department doesn’t pass, the department will be left without enough resources to combat the problem, he said.PATRICK REDDY/STAFF

Mayor: Tax hike will cure Bethel’s drug problems By Keith BieryGolick

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BETHEL — Drugs are a problem in Bethel, according to Mayor Alan Ausman. And without the help of a tax hike for the police department there is little village officials can do about it, he said. “The reason drug dealers move here is because they know we don’t have the resources,” Ausman said. Ausman recently spoke to the Bethel Business Association about the importance of a 4-mill tax-hike issue that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. “For so many years our department was woefully underfunded,” Ausman said. “I still think it’s understaffed.” Most of the time there is only one officer on duty each shift, he said. “We have a drug problem in this town,” Ausman said. “That’s hard to address with only one officer on duty.” Ausman spoke to an officer recently who knows every drug dealer in Bethel by name – plus where they live and what they sell – but doesn’t have the resources to stop them. But a property tax increase

isn’t the best way to thwart drug dealers, said Joe Carlotta, a member of the Bethel Business Association. There is nothing in the village to help addicts kick their habits, Carlotta said. “That should be the first step,” he said. “The dealers wouldn’t move here if there weren’t users.” Ultimately, the village needs more police – but the funding isn’t there right now, Ausman said. Bethel does not have a 1 percent income tax to generate money like other communities do, he said. “We paid $30,000 on 911 fees last year to the county. It’s staggering,” Ausman said. In addition, the police department is sustained through the village’s general fund, which does not receive as much money from the state as it used to receive. “We are making it right now, but what’s suffering is this,” Ausman said, referring to the Grant Memorial Building and other public spaces such as Burke Park. That’s why officials placed a Burke Park tax-hike issue on the ballot last year – but it was defeated by voters.

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The police department uses about 70 percent of the village’s general fund, Ausman said. “No one wants to hear this, but I’ve been working on increasing citations,” he said. “We’re not talking about quotas, we’re talking about safety.” A study conducted by the police chief and mayor showed

Bethel officers write one citation every 18 hours – less than one a shift, he said. “Our officers are too busy (to write tickets),” Ausman said. If the tax-hike issue is approved, residents who own a home with a market value of $50,000 will pay an additional $70 per year in taxes. Residents who own a $100,000 home will pay an additional $140 per year in taxes if the issue passes. Residents who own a $150,000 home will pay an additional $210 per year in taxes if the issue passes. The proposed 4-mill police tax levy is expected to generate about $123,289 a year for the village, according to information prepared by the Clermont County Auditor’s Office. If approved, that tax levy would add to the current 2.9mill police tax levy that expires in 2015, which generates about $89,384 per year. “There would be two collection years that both of these levies will be collected,” said Chuck Tilbury, chief deputy auditor for Clermont County. For ongoing election coverage, visit www.EnquirerMedia.com. For the Postmaster

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BETHEL — About 2,711 people live in Bethel, according the the 2010 Census. Some members of the Bethel Business Association said the best way to increase that number is simple: Attack the taste buds. Joe Carlotta, a Bethel Business Association member, said a good restaurant often acts as a gateway to other establishments in the community. “Between Bob Evans (in AmeAusman lia) and Georgetown, what is there?” he asked at a recent business association meeting. “It’s pretty sad when the high-end restaurant (in town) is Frisch’s,” said But before anyone got the wrong idea Carlotta specified what he meant by high-end restaurant. “I’m not talking about a place where you wear a formal gown or anything. I’m talking about a Cracker Barrel,” he said. “I would love to have a White Castle.” Gloria Canter, vice-president of the association, said a quality restaurant would provide a boost to the community. “I agree 100 percent. I don’t see it (happening) immediately, but maybe in the future,” she said. “We’ll try to work on it.” Although no one said they wouldn’t support a restaurant the discussion quickly turned into why it won’t happen any time soon. A high-end restaurant will most likely need to obtain a liquor license to maximize its potential. That can get expensive. “You’re looking at $1 million plus for something like that,” said Lou Ann Oberschlake, the association’s secretary. Oberschlake said she is trying to obtain a license to sell alcohol at her family’s Hamersville golf course. It is proving difficult. Business owners will look at a lot of information and different studies before committing to a location – a lot of the time, that information doesn’t flatter Bethel, Oberschlake said. Then, factor in the need for most high-end restaurants to obtain a liquor license and it’s a vicious cycle for a small town trying to grow. Carlotta said he didn’t need alcohol to enjoy a restaurant. “I agree with you,” said Alan Ausman, village mayor. “But most people want to have a glass of wine with dinner.”

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BETHEL — It was raining Butterfingers, Dum Dums and Skittles at the Bethel-Tate homecoming

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parade, but no youths gave their lives for a Mars Bar. While the candy thrown from floats and fire engines and politicians’ cars ended up in the hands of children, most of it first was caught or picked up off the streets

by parents and older siblings. It was a victory for community members who convinced Bethel officials to reverse a ban on throwing candy to children along the parade route Oct. 4.

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Village officials feared the practice of tossing sweets onto state Route 125 amounted to little more than an invitation for children to dive under the wheels of vehicles for colorfully packaged chocolate and suckers. Bethel officials backed off the ban, but asked Bethel-Tate Local Schools officials to keep the parade slow and reiterated their preference that the candy be handed out. There was some of that at the homecoming parade – principally by politicians who used the opportunity to chat up the adult electorate along the route. But most of the candy distributed was thrown, and most of that was collected by adults for the children. Jeffrey Benevengo of Bethel stretched his blue T-shirt into a soft pouch and loaded it with candy for his 5-year-old son, Payton, who waited near the sidewalk with his mother, Sarah. “Some friends of ours, their little boy was killed in Batavia two weeks ago,” said Sarah Benevengo. “He got run over by a car. “So we’re going into the road to get candy for (Payton),” she said. Payton said his dad did a good job. “We did better in the parade than we did at Halloween trick-or-treat,” Jeffrey Benevengo said. Bethel Patrolman Jeff Terry said there were no problems at the parade. “We saw a lot of parents taking care of their children,” Terry said.

Payton Benevengo, of Bethel, with his loot from the Bethel-Tate homecoming parade.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Screaming sirens at the Bethel-Tate homecoming parade have 2-year-old Franky a bit cranky. He's with his dad, Joe Anter. They live in Bethel.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BRIEFLY Did you know that hourly working women in Clermont County make, on average, $.64 for each dollar an average male worker makes? Or that hourly women in Hamilton County make $.72 an hour for every $1the average male makes? Does this mean women in Hamilton counties have better economic opportunity, or does it suggest that overall, women are coming up short in this equality thing? Is it a natural phenomenon, or a political artifice? If it’s an artifice, can we vote on it? You don’t have to dig out your textbooks on Edmund Husserl to puzzle out phenomenology, just come to the next monthly meeting of the Clermont League of Women Voters and get the lowdown on this and other phenomena regarding voting and women and other interesting stuff. The League is not just for women, it welcomes members of all sexes and genders. General meeting for October: Oct. 23: Election Matters from the League of Women Voters’ View (6:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati). For more information call 752-8011.

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Monroe Grange will meet Friday Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. the agriculture chairman will have the program that evening.

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The Felicity Franklin FFA Chapter’s ninth annual Fall Feast will be 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Felicity Franklin High School. The event includes a specialty Pie and Cake Auction at 6 p.m. with a wide variety of homemade pies and cakes. The menu will include pulled pork, mashed potatoes, baked beans, green

The Bethel Lions Club will be having its first of the season pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bethel-Tate High School from 7:30 till 10:30 a.m. The cost for adults and those 12 and over is $5 and under 12 is $3. The Bethel Lions Club will be furnishing a meal for the residents of Bethel Woods on Monday, Oct. 21,

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Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-grader Eric Fleischmann, of Indian Hill, holds a Labrador retriever puppy.

Animal assist

Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-graders Sean Stewart, left, of Newtown, and Moseley Hatcher, of Mason, have their hands full during a visit to the Animal Rescue Fund shelter.

Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-graders recently made a difference at a local animal shelter. The students visited the Animal Rescue Fund in Amelia to donate supplies and help out. The group filled food bowls, cleaned up cages and took the dogs for a walk. They also took some time to bond with several of the puppies at the shelter.

Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-grader Frances Burse, of Roselawn, gets some affection from a Labrador retriever puppy.

A hound-shepherd mixed breed dog named Gracie receives a pat from Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-graders Bryon Williamson, left, of Milford, and Henry Fossett, of Montgomery.

Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-grader Andy Osborn, of Loveland, fills a food container at the animal shelter.

Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-graders Ethan Jeffries, left, of Terrace Park, and Timothy Spaeth, of Mariemont, bond with a Labrador retriever puppy. Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-graders Ethan Jeffries, left, of Terrace Park, and Timothy Spaeth, of Mariemont, wash dog dishes at the animal shelter. Cincinnati Country Day School seventh-graders Andy Osborn, left, of Loveland, and Blake Croley, of Glendale, take a Labrador retriever named Rocky for a walk.


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County releases bonds for unfinished work By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

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Clermont County’s engineer’s office is clearing out some bonds to make sure unfinished work is done. County commissioners recently approved the release of three performance bonds for sidewalks, which are agreements that ensure a company will build sidewalks, in two subdivisions in Batavia Township. The bonds are for sidewalks in the Lexington Run and Woodbrook subdivisions, and total

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Clermont County knows how much electric and natural gas supply will cost for county facilities during the next three years. County commissioners recently approved an agreement with BidURenergy Inc. that locks in a price of about 4.54 cents per kilowatt hour, which was the lowest bid provided by Direct Energy. That price will be locked in for three years starting with meter readings in January of 2014. The cost is a decrease from previous years, which was about 4.70 cents per kilowatt hour, said Sukie Scheetz, director of the office of management and budget for the county. Direct Energy is the county’s current energy supplier. Although the commissioners could request new bids each year, there’s a fee, and Scheetz said rates might increase.

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Engineers respond to road plan opponents By Jeanne Houck

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NEWTOWN — County engineers shepherding the “Eastern Corridor Program” want to help – not hurt – communities that may be affected if any part of the comprehensive transportation proposal is approved. That’s according to Hamilton County Engineer Ted Hubbard, who spoke to the Community Press after he and Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger emailed members of a Newtown community group opposed to proposed traffic changes to challenge a

brochure the group is distributing called “The End of Newtown.” The Newtown Community Partnership Committee – comprised of village officials, business people and residents – says in the brochure that the transportation proposal would relocate state Route 32, rolling a four-lane highway through Newtown that would destroy some village businesses, relocate some homes, devastate Native American archeological sites, put a serious dent in Newtown’s income- and property-tax receipts and increase air, noise and water pollution. Hubbard said trans-

portation officials are seeking fact-based input from communities and have made no final decisions about the proposed plan, which is designed to improve travel and access between downtown Cincinnati and the eastern area of the region by upgrading and relocating roads, adding rail transit, expanding bus service and extending bikeways and walking paths. “We have, on multiple occasions, stated publicly and to several of you directly, that we will not support the realignment of any roadway option that would irreparably damage or ‘destroy New-

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town’ or any community along the corridor,” Hubbard and Manger say in the email. Hubbard told the Community Press that, “I will tell you, I will not support a new interstate highway or an interstate-like highway traversing the eastern corridor area. “There is no desire to

destroy any central business district or neighborhood in any way, shape or form,” Hubbard said. Newtown Village Councilmen Mark Kobasuk and Chuck Short, both members of the Newtown Community Partnership Committee, say the group is standing by the statements in its brochure.

“Newtown has been opposed to the (Eastern Corridor) since it was presented in the 60s,” Short said. “It does not benefit Newtown. “They continue to state at every meeting (that) they want to hear from us, but apparently it is on deaf ears.”

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A8 • BETHEL JOURNAL • OCTOBER 17, 2013

New tax district set for racetrack

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Anderson Township is looking to cash in on the redevelopment at River Downs. Trustees are considering creating new tax increment financing districts along the Ohio River that would include River Downs, 6301Kellogg Ave., and the vacant property across the street. “It’s a way for us to capture some of the improvement dollars … and put those back into the community,” said Township Administrator Vicky Earhart. “We’re talking about doing improvements to the area to make it more accessible for economic development and for businesses or residents or developmentalongtheriverfront.” Unlike other tax increment financing districts in Anderson Township where money could be distributed throughout the community, this one would be more restrictive and specific to the Ohio Riverfront area, Earhart said. Construction is well underway at River Downs racetrack, and it’s getting a little easier to envision what the entire 122-acre property will look like after work is finished next year. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment bought River Downs in 2011 and has plans to add 1,600 video lottery terminals to a new gaming area. There also are plans for restaurants, offices, an attached grandstand around a one-mile track and stables on the eastern side of the main building. Pinnacle, which also owns Belterra Casino Resort and Spa in Indiana, is making an estimated $209 million investment in the River Downs redevelop-

Construction is well underway at the River Downs redevelopment on Kellogg Avenue in Anderson Township. The racetrack is expected to open next spring with a new gaming area. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ment. Live racing, which took place at Beulah Park, south of Columbus, this season, will return when River Downs re-opens, likely next spring. “We’re excited about the prospects of River Downs given the outstanding location and the interplay between this facility and (Belterra),” Pinnacle President and Chief Financial Officer Carlos Ruisanchez told investors during a conference call earlier this year. Anderson Township’s Board of Zoning Appeals also recently approved several variances for signs. The sign to the east of the main entrance will be an electronic variable message board to advertise special offers or events. Others are wall signs celebrating the history of the property and the sport, including a large, semi-transparent sign covering part of a glass-window wall. Some residents who live on Kentuckyview Drive expressed concern about light from the electronic message board or those focused on other signs around the building affecting their properties, located on the hillside above River Downs. Bob Herr, who is a project manager for Pinnacle, said he doesn’t think it would be an issue because the building isn’t directly parallel with Kellogg Avenue, but he’d work with the designers to address those concerns.

“We’ve taken careful consideration of the entire look of the facility,” said Kevin Kaufman, general manager of River Downs, at the zoning meeting. “I think it’s going to be a first-class facility … we’ve worked very hard on it.” Earhart said they’re still not sure how much the township would get from the new tax increment financing districts because the entire investment may not all go toward boosting the property value. She said they’re considering this type of tax increment financing district to help improve the area and could use the money for a river walk, public river access, preservation or improving roads and township gateways along the Ohio Riverfront. “There is so much we can do in the area to make it a destination for the community,” she said. “We’re excited about it and really hope to get this accomplished so we can invest back into the area.” Anderson Township’s Board of Trustees has not approved creating these tax increment financing districts, but has sent notice to the local school districts, as required by Ohio law. The school districts would still get100 percent of the property taxes they’d otherwise receive if the trustees create these new tax increment financing districts, explained Township Law Director Margaret Comey.

Frequent sign damage frustrates veterans By Forrest Sellers

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BATAVIA TWP. — A local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is asking for help. During the recent Batavia Township trustees meeting, representatives from the Clermont County Post 3954 asked the township if it can install something to prevent damage to its sign. The Post’s lighted sign, which is affixed to a wood pole at the corner of Greenbriar Road and Old state Route 32, has been frequently hit by motorists. David Murrell, a vice commander at the Post, asked if the township can erect some type of barrier, such as a pylon or guard rail. Murrell said in previous instances when the

sign had been hit it did not suffer any extensive damage and the pole it was attached to could be reinserted. However, recently the sign was hit by a truck and damaged significantly. Although the pole was intact, plastic on the sign which waterproofed it was cracked. Murrell estimated it will cost at least $4,000 to repair. Trustee Randy Perry asked whether the sign was located in a right of way. Service Director Ken Embry said the pole is situated in the county right of way, but the township could still take a look at it. Murrell said the damage is strictly from vehicles, primarily trucks, which have driven around the corner too sharply and then hit the sign.


SPORTS LADY CARDS MAKE LATE VOLLEYBALL CHARGE

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FELICITY — When two varsity teams line up in a gym with the same amount of players and the same rules, anything can happen. If it’s a home game, there’s usually a little edge for that team. If it’s Senior Night, sometimes the upperclassmen can consolidate their efforts for “one last hurrah”. For Felicity-Franklin’s High School volleyball team, that “hurrah” took place Oct. 3 when the Lady Cardinals knocked off league-leading Williamsburg. Just a month earlier, the Lady Wildcats had disposed of coach Damon Smith’s Lady Cardinals in three straight games. On this night, it was Felicity-Franklin in three straight, 25-15, 29-27, 25-22. In the final game, the Lady Cardinals came back from a 22-20 deficit for the victory. “That was a pleasant surprise,” Smith said. “I think Williamsburg came in overconfident and taking us kind of lightly. I have five seniors and they all kind of did what was necessary.” Suddenly, a season with few wins was at least temporarily salvaged. A year ago, Felicity-Franklin had double digit wins and marquees player in Amber Lawrence. With Lawrence graduated and playing at UC Clermont, Smith has had to shuffle the deck and redistribute his Lady Cards. “We’ve been playing with what we’ve had to work with,” Smith said. “I don’t have the power players I had last year. I have a lot of girls with a lot of the same skill and talent.” One of those is senior leader, Charlotte Clinger, a key contributor in the victory over Williamsburg. “I’ve been real happy with her play,”

Felicity-Franklin volleyball player Charlotte Clinger reaches high for the ball during the Cardinals three-set victory over Williamsbug Oct. 3. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Smith said. Clinger and company have tried to cling on to many games. Now, many wonder if the girls can duplicate the battle of ‘Burg. “That’s a good question,” Smith said chuckling. “I thought two weeks ago we might have peaked. We lost to New Richmond in five games and had missed opportunities to win it. All season long, we’ve been on the bubble. We haven’t really been drilled in any particular game.” The evidence is there. In addition to the five set loss to New Richmond, Felicity-Franklin lost in four to both Blanchester and Goshen. They also had close losses to Seven Hills and Bethel-Tate and actually redeemed the Bethel-Tate loss with a four-set win over the Lady Tigers Sept. 19. However this season winds up, there’s optimism for the future in Felicity. “A couple of our better players are un-

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derclassmen,” Smith said. “Our best hitters are two sophomores.” One of those is sophomore Ashley Moore, who was also one of the school’s better scorers in basketball last season as a freshman. “She’s one of my main players, a very small middle hitter,” Smith said. “She does a really good job and is a real scrapper on the hits.” Scrappers comprise the FelicityFranklin roster as tall girls are few and far between in the hallways. Smith started the season with 25 between varsity and junior varsity and that number is around 22 factoring in injuries. Take away the five seniors and the depth looks good. “The next two years should be really promising years,” Smith said. “They’ve just come alive here. I hope it’s not a big push and a letdown.” Once the volleyball season ends, Smith won’t be jumping right back into the gym with the boys basketball team as in years past. He stepped aside from that spot over the spring. “You just get the feeling that somebody younger can bring a little more that I didn’t have to give them,” Smith said. On the other hand, he’s not totally removed from the hoop scene as he’s been asked to coach the seventh-grade kids. “Hopefully, I’ll have something to offer,” Smith said. “Whether they win games or not, at least I can teach them some fundamentals. That’s one thing we’ve been lacking.” In the meantime, he will continue as varsity volleyball coach to watch the Lady Cardinals progress around the net. After road games at Georgetown and Batavia, the tournament begins for the Felicity-Franklin. In October, anything can happen. Just ask Williamsburg.

McNicholas freshman forward Gorman finds soccer success

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MT. WASHINGTON — Experience is nice, but not everything. McNicholas High School freshman soccer forward Sophie Gorman stands as evidence. Truth be told, though, Gorman doesn’t stand still for very long. She’s too busy running the field, sticking her foot and head into all kinds of traffic-laden places. In turn, the ball tends to end up in one place - the back of the net. “Passing and scoring, that’s what I like best,” Gorman said. “Just getting on the ball and making something happen. I’m pretty confident about it.” Understandably. Gorman leads the Rockets in scoring – and is tied for sixth on the Girls Greater Catholic League Coed leaderboard - with seven goals and seven assists through Oct. 6. McNick senior Savannah Carmosino has seven goals and six assists for the Rockets, leaving her a point behind her teammate and tied for eighth in league scoring. “Her composure on the ball is what stands out for me,” Rockets head coach Ben Kirkpatrick said of Gorman. “She’s very smart out there, knows where to be. That composure I think is what gives her such a nose for the ball. “I saw pretty early on she has the technical skills to play at this level. It took a few games for her to realize she could play at this level, to have the confidence in herself and her teammates, but she kept her head and worked hard and has had a very nice year for us so far.” Gorman – a Union Township resident – came to the Rockets by way of

Felicity-Franklin volleball player Mikayla Hamilton (6) makes a pass as the Cardinals beat Williamsburg in three sets Oct. 3. MARK

» Bethel-Tate lost at Williamsburg1410 on Oct. 11. The Tigers are at Holman Stadium against Batavia on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. » McNicholas lost 51-20 on the road at Kettering Alter, falling to 5-2 (3-1 GCL Coed). The Rockets are at Roger Bacon Oct. 18.

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» Bethel-Tate lost to Norwood Oct. 7, 25-8, 25-21, 25-17. » McNicholas closed the regular season Oct. 12 on the road at Anderson. The Rockets entered the match with a 13-7 record. For complete results, please visit www.cincinnati.com/preps.

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McNicholas High School freshman forward Sophie Gorman (14) centers the ball during a 2-0 win against McAuley High School Sept. 30. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Immaculate Heart of Mary School. She’s played soccer since age 5, following her sister Katie – now a freshman at Ohio State University – onto the pitch. Soccer helped the transition into high school. “You have another family,” Gorman said. “You have a bunch of friends from all different classes. It makes it easier.” Gorman’s arrival helped McNick secure its sixth consecutive league title. The Rockets enter sectional tournament play next week ranked second in the Enquirer Division II coaches poll. “I like the fact of winning and having

success,” Gorman said. “This is a great team and a great opportunity for me to be part of it.” Kirkpatrick said he hopes the ride will last a few more weeks after the regular season ended Oct. 7 at Roger Bacon. “We’re finally getting healthy,” he said. “We had two or three concussions and two or three leg injuries in the early part of the season that slowed us down. We’re starting to come together and play some good soccer, which is what you want to be doing this time of year.”

» Bethel-Tate beat Goshen 4-1 as Jason Altmayer had two goals and two assists Oct. 8. » McNicholas won the GCL Co-Ed Central, posting a 2-0 win at Hamilton Badin Oct. 7 and following it up with a 5-2 win at La Salle Oct. 10. The Rockets finished the regular season 8-3-5 (5-0-2 GCL Coed).

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» Felicity-Franklin lost to Clermont Northeastern 4-0 on Oct. 8. » McNicholas won the GCL Coed central title, wrapping up a 6-1 league campaign with an 8-0 victory at Roger Bacon Oct. 9. McNick also posted 2-0 shutout over Wyoming Oct. 7 and finished the regular season at10-3-2 (6-1GCL Co-Ed).

College volleyball

» UC Clermont beat Miami University-Middletown 25-17, 25-21, 25-23 Oct. 9, lifting its record t0 16-2 on the season. Miami-Middletown slipped to 10-10.


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Shouse seeks long-term plan for Tate My name is Ron Shouse. I'm running for Tate Township trustee in this upcoming election. I've called Tate Township my home for 19 years. My wife of 27 years, Jeanine, is employed in the food services department with the BethelTate schools. Our oldest son, Jared, is a paramedic/firefighter with Central Joint Fire Department. His wife, Anna, works in retail sales, and they make their home in the village of Bethel. Our son, Jordan, is enrolled in engineering school at Cincinnati State. I'm employed with the Clermont County Park District; so – as you see – our family tradition is serving the public.

I'm involved in several civic groups including serving as scoutmaster with Troop 196, as past president Ronald W. and lifetime Shouse COMMUNITY PRESS member of the Grassy Run GUEST COLUMNIST Historical Arts Committee, as past third Vice Commander for Sons of the American Legion Post 406 and, several years as youth soccer and baseball coach. There are three issues that are important to me, they are: 1. Asian Longhorn Beetle While I don't agree with whole host removal, I do be-

The human heart is causing division If ever there was a time that compares with the time period of the Tower of Babel, it is today. Babel as you know means confusion. And confusion is what we have on every front. Our story begins in Genesis 11:1, “And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.” The descendants of Noah now unified and united by a strong common bond of a common language had “not” dispersed and separated themselves among the land, as God instructed them to do. As we read farther in the story here you will begin to see that their posture was really one defiance against God. It was unanimous as they decided, “...Let us build a city and a tower...”(Gen. 11:4). The very first builder of a city was Cain. And with cities came crime, immorality, decadence, poverty, moral and social decay. The one language would enable them to work together more efficiently and effectively, but they were going in the wrong direction. Folks, if we are going to work together, let us work together for the cause of Christ; to provoke one another to love, to promote and encourage one another in the kingdom work. God will bless those efforts as He will be pleased. He will be glorified. And understand God is looking for “unity” not necessarily uniformity. God loves diversity and variety. But, here they decided they would ascend to the Most High. They would get as close as they could to God…on their terms. They would demonstrate their greatness. God wants us to get close to Him. He wants us to know Him, through His Word, through prayer and fellowship. But this is nothing more than man trying to get to God on his own terms, much like today. Many people today are convinced that the secret to a good life is charting their own course, believing that they know what is best and ignoring God’s directives and fol-

lowing their own path. They place a lot of confidence in their own abilities to make those all important Ben decisions in Hurst life. They judge COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST their success of their lives according to worldly standards instead of what “...thus saith the Lord.” And it must be said the building of this tower was not intended to be a place of “refuge” because they feared another flood. No! This was done to make a name for themselves ... to openly defy God. This was done because they sought to achieve immortality by building this monument in their honor, that would be seen and remembered for generations to come. They wanted to be remembered for their achievements. Sadly, they preferred their own glory to God’s glory. Paradoxically, they would try and come near to God, not in holiness, but in height and might. Again, they thought that they could approach God in their own way, and as a result God confused and confounded their languages. Soon chaos erupted; unable to understand one another, they went off in different directions; The tower was left unfinished. They became scattered, the very thing they were trying to avoid. And seemingly ever since God confounded the languages of man, man has attempted to confound and confuse the Truth’s of God, the Word of God. Men have tried again and again to make a religion of their own, one that satisfies without condemning him. A religion that pleases man, and appeals to the flesh. But it is not a language barrier that is causing division in our world today. It is not cultural barriers, but the human heart is the culprit. We have been building towers. Ben Hurst is the pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Bethel.

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lieve with the environmental assessment directives that it's a landowner's right to request whole host removal. As for the currently used chemical, I'm honestly not comfortable with its use. It's my hope that science will prevail and progress continues on new methods of eradication. I think it's good to have a watchdog group to keep things in check, but we should always remember to respect our neighbors and their decisions. Many of you have been through it; mentor our residents regardless of their choices. 2. Fiscal responsibility While current trustees have done a great job in keeping the township in fiscal shape, it's

important to continue being responsible as new people take the oath to serve the residents of the township. Working in the public sector, I know how important budgeting is and will use my background to help continue good stewardship of the township's money. With the shrinking local government funding, finding the funds without going to the pockets of the residents will remain a focal part of my term if elected. 3. Long term plan I will work for creating a long range plan for Tate Township. I truly believe that if we are to continue to grow, we need a long range plan to get there in the right way.

I love living in an area with small town charm, where everyone knows one another. I will work toward a five-, 10-, and 20-year plan. This will assist in bringing more business and more families into our community. Businesses bring people, people bring money. The more people – the more successful are our local businesses. With local business our village and township will continue to thrive and grow. I ask you to please help support our local businesses. On Nov. 5 I ask for your support. I want to be your township trustee. Ronald W. Shouse is a Tate Township resident.

CH@TROOM Last week’s 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?

“My health care premiums have not changed significantly for 2014 because I’m lucky enough to have coverage on my wife’s plan. However, as President Obama promised, as long ago as 2007, if you like your present coverage you don’t have to change anything under the Affordable Care Act. This is so simple that it has lobotomized the right-wing racists.” TRog

“After years of double digit rate increases, our insurance is not increasing in 2014 nor are there any major changes in coverage.” D.A.

“Part B of my Medicare (handled by private insurer) went up slightly. However, before Medicare I was on private insurance out of my own pocket. In the last 10 years it managed to increase by 7 to 10 percent per year with no additional benefits, which were very limited. “If I had gotten my cancer and subsequent surgery before Medicare kicked in I would probably be fighting off bankruptcy right now. The lousy insurance for exorbitant price would not have covered half of the huge bills that were incurred. “I just wish that Obamacare (ACA) was available sooner. From what I can tell for the same price I had been laying out for 10 years I could have afforded a much more comprehensive policy and slept better

NEXT QUESTION The Ohio legislature is considering limiting non-family passengers in a teenager’s car, and establishing a 10 p.m. curfew for teen drivers. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to espangler@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

at night.”

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“Yes, my premiums are expected to go up about 7 percent. I think medical costs are out of control in this country. “The one good thing to happen for the American people is the Affordable Health Care Act. As a single mother of two children ages 22 and 20 it is wonderful that they are covered under my plan. I don’t know how anyone can afford to not have insurance in today’s world, so finding ways to help everyone get covered is a step in the right direction. “I know far too many people who have had to go without insurance because it wasn’t offered at their place of employment, so their option often was the ER, which is a significant cost difference from regular medical care by a family physician. It isn’t a perfect solution, but it is progress. “Another big step will be to find ways to bring hospital costs back to a reasonable level. I think it is coming and is absolutely necessary. When you compare what Americans pay for certain procedures to similar quality in other countries it is an abomination. D.P.

“Health insurance is probably only going to be affected by all the normal things that affect health insurance premiums, like the fact that health care costs are rising. “I am lucky to have health care through my employer and yes my costs have gone up, not because of Obamacare. Health care costs have risen every year for the last six years, though they’re not rising as fast now as they were several years ago, they’re still going up 4 percent or more a year. “So, generally speaking, for everybody, health insurance premiums are going to continue to rise. For people buying coverage through the exchanges – or as they’re officially called, the marketplaces – the premiums are going to be different from premiums available on plans previously, because the plans are different. “New plans are coming into the market. They have new requirements on them about what they have to cover. “We now know that no preexisting condition restrictions are going to be held against anybody. “And we also know that things like no more annual limits on what health care insurance payouts can be have come into effect, no lifetime limits. “So, in essence, the coverage is different from what was available previously for people buying coverage in the individual market. “And the prices are going to vary exchange by exchange, depending on how many insurers bid to participate in the program and how heavy a bargain states drove with the health insurers who are coming into the marketplace.” K.F.S.

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PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES

A juvenile red-tailed hawk rehabilitated by RAPTOR Inc. just before it was released back into the wild at Alms Park. The hawk was found injured on nearby Grandin Road.GLENN HARTONG/STAFF

ENRAPTURED BY RAPTORS By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

UNION TWP. — You could say patients are flocking to a new rehab center in the city. But you’d be a little off. That’s because the birds of prey being treated at RAPTOR (the Regional Association for the Protection and Treatment of Raptors) Inc. in Union Township aren’t flying there of their own winged accord. The hawks, owls, eagles and falcons are injured and concerned people are bringing them to the non-profit’s facility at 961 Barg Salt Run Road. RAPTOR Inc. moved to its Union Township location – which it bought in 2005 – next to the Cincinnati Nature Center at 949 Tealtown Road about a year ago. Before that it operated on Covered Bridge Road near the Winton Woods Park in Greenhills. “We are trying to get the word out so people know who to call when they find these injured birds and how we can be reached to provide outreach educational programs,” said Cindy Alverson of Loveland, executive director of RAPTOR Inc. The group has been treating and releasing birds of prey in the Greater Cincinnati area for 35 years. Some of the birds were hurt flying into windows. Others were entangled in fishing lines. “People who find injured birds of prey contact us and we are able to treat these birds with the help of veterinarians,” Alverson said. “In 2013 we have already admitted over 200 injured birds of prey. “On average RAPTOR admits 200 injured birds of prey annually,” Alverson said. Alverson said RAPTOR Inc. releases more than half the birds it treats. Which brings us to the second mission of RAPTOR Inc.:

Cindy Alverson, executive director of RAPTOR Inc., releases a red-tailed hawk in Lebanon. PROVIDED

This American kestrel is used by RAPTOR Inc. for educational programs.

RAPTOR Inc. operates out of this facility in Union Township.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

community education. Besides treating injured and orphaned raptors the group presents educational programs at schools, libraries, community events and scout functions. That’s when some raptors that cannot be released get into the act. “If the raptors are unable to be returned to the wild they sometimes can be used for education ambassadors,” Alverson said. “We have 10 at our facility and often we transfer non-releasable birds to other facilities who have need of birds to be

RAPTOR Inc. presents live birds of prey at the Cincinnati Nature Center.PROVIDED

used in educational programs.” Alverson said RAPTOR Inc. moved to Union Township because it needed to expand. “We needed space for rehabilitation where volunteers could come and work,” Alverson said. “RAPTOR Inc. always had a goal to have a facility with a huge flight cage so we would be able to provide flight conditioning for the species of birds such as peregrines and eagles, which

need large cages to condition in before release.” RAPTOR Inc. is supported by membership fees, grants and contributions for educational presentations. “We are always looking for donations or sponsorships to help support our rehabilitation efforts,” Alverson said. “With additional funds we plan to develop an educational center open to the public where they can come and view the

birds up close. “This work is important so people can learn about these birds and their part in their environment,” Alverson said. “Once they have this understanding they are more protective about these birds and (interested in) how they can help.” For more information about RAPTOR Inc. call 825-3325 or visit www.raptorinc.org. Cory Wright, assistant Union Township administrator, said RAPTOR Inc. is a much-appreciated member of the community. “They have successfully rehabilitated many animals and they are certainly a welcome addition to the community - from both a wildlife conservation perspective as well as an educational perspective,” Wright said. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ UnionTownship.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, OCT. 17 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; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes 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; www.jazzercise.com. 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.

Literary - Book Clubs Mystery Book Club, 12:30-2 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. 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; www.quakersteakandlube.com. Milford.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. 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.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger Eastgate, 4530 Eastgate Blvd., Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; www.mercyhealthfair.com. Eastgate.

Nature

Full Moon Walk, 7:30-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Kiosk. Hit trails at night and enjoy full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Spider Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Register online by Oct. 15. Learn about spiders through a craft and activities. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Book Discussion, 1-2:30 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Copies of book available for checkout. 734-2619. Bethel.

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. Wir Sprechen Deutsch: Conversational German for Adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, For adults with working knowledge of German. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.

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; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Eastgate.

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; www.quakersteakandlube.com. Milford.

Shopping Historic Milford Shop Hop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Customers shop and hop variety of business to find special offers. Those who visit all participating businesses are eligible for prizes. Free admission. Presented by Shops of Milford. 732-0866. Milford.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 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; www.tops.org. Amelia.

Dining Events Victorian High Tea Party, 5 p.m., Gibson House, 310 Susanna Way, Ballroom. Victorian tea presented in historic house on Ohio River. Historical presentation and music. Prize for bestdecorated hat. Benefits RiverStage Theatre. $22. Reservations required. Presented by RiverStage Theatre. 376-0606; riverstagenewrichmond.org. New Richmond.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. 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.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 3-5 p.m., Mercy Health Anderson Hospital, 7500 State Road, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; www.mercyhealthfair.com. Anderson Township.

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; greatscottdiner.com. Amelia.

Nature Black Walnut Collecting, Cracking and Crafts, 9 a.m.noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Remove walnut husks with a corn sheller, crack walnuts and savor fresh nutmeats, then create crafts with walnut shells or hull ink. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy on the Ohio River, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Lineup of experienced comedians. Free. 843-6040; www.facebook.com/ greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

Pets

TUESDAY, OCT. 22 Exercise Classes The second Historic Milford Shop Hop is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, along Main Street in the historic district of Milford. Participating businesses will offer shoppers special promotions and a chance to win raffle prizes.FILE PHOTO

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com 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 www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. 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; www.clermontpetsalive.org. 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; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Milford.

Recreation Introduction to Letterboxing, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Learn the history of letterboxing and where to find clues, then set out on a letterboxing adventure. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Shopping Historic Milford Shop Hop, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Milford, Free admission. 732-0866. Milford.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20 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 kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve overall agility and power. $5. 652-0286. Union Township.

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. 231-2114; andersontownshiphistoricalsociety.org. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Halloween U-Pick Pumpkins, Noon-4 p.m., Simmons Farms, 3020 Schaller

Road, Two acres of Biggie Howden, Connecticut Field, Snack Face and lots of white pumpkins ready for picking. Also selling: honey, jams, apple butter, eggs and more. Hay rides for young children and trebuchet (pumpkin chunkin’) for older children. Through Oct. 27. Free admission. 734-3117; www.facebook.com/SimmonsFarms. Bethel.

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

Schools Open House, 2-4 p.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Prospective parents tour eightacre campus and visit classrooms. Teachers available to answer questions, discuss handson classroom materials and talk about Montessori method. Free. 683-4757; www.cmhschool.com. Loveland.

MONDAY, OCT. 21 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. 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; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., 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.

Literary - Book Clubs Bookends, 1-2:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Free. 5530570. New Richmond.

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, 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; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Beechmont Ford, 600 Ohio Pike, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; www.e-mercy.com. Union Township.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 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.

Business Classes T.A.L.K. Toastmasters of Milford, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St., Discover how membership in Toastmasters will improve your speaking skills, increase your thinking power and build your self-confidence. Meets first and third Wednesdays of every month. Free. 831-3833; 2289.toastmastersclubs.org. 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; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.

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

nati, $5. 652-0286. Union Township.

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

Recreation Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Theme: Leaves. Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24 Community Dance 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.

Dining Events Taste of Nature: Marvelous Mushrooms, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Dr. Maribeth Hassett from Miami University talks about “The Incredible Diversity of Fungi” while Elegant Fare produces mushroom dishes to sample. Ages 21 and up. $12, $8 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. 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.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25 Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Union Township. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kroger Mount Carmel, 550 Ohio 32, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; www.mercyhealthfair.com. Mount Carmel.

Holiday - Halloween Community Trick or Treat, 6-7 p.m., Clermont Nursing & Convalescent Center, 934 State Route 28, 831-1770. Milford.

Music - Acoustic Michael Paulik and Jeff Boeh, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; www.greenkayakmarket.com. New Richmond.

Nature Songs, Stories and S’mores, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Sing-along nature songs with guitar accompaniment while we make s’mores. Members: $5, $1 children; nonmembers: $13, $4 children. Registration required by Oct. 18. 831-1711. Union Township.


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Pea salad just like one from Hotel Sinton Today we started our first fire in the wood stove for the season. But it was a little weird, too, because when I looked out the window, the impatiens were a riot of color in the window boxes Rita and the Heikenfeld morning RITA’S KITCHEN glories looked like a burst of blue sky climbing up the white picket fence. The weather had turned quite chilly and it really was a perfect morning to have a nice, aromatic fire. If you ask most folks, they will tell you fall is their favorite time of year. I guess it’s because the outside work is winding down and so are we. And there’s nothing quite so beautiful as a mosaic of reds, browns and yellows as the leaves carpet our old country road.

Hotel Sinton’s spring pea salad

I was glad to get so many responses to Jan B.’s request for the Hotel Sinton pea salad. As always, thanks, thanks, thanks! The recipe from Juliane B., a Colerain township reader, was exactly like the one originally published by Cheri Brinkman in her first book of the best-selling series: “Cincinnati and Soup.” Now that I’ve seen the recipe, I know I’ve eaten it and liked the salad a lot. Juliane said she’s made it several times and people love it. Cheri told me: “This is a rare one as it is a salad dressing, not a true pea salad. It came from an older

made the famous radio rolls and for which I found a similar recipe that I still promise to post on my blog. Frisch’s ranch dressing: I’ve had a couple requests for this, so if you have a similar recipe, please share.

Stay tuned!

Knife skills video. Last week I shared information on honing steels. At the end of this month, Robert Hess, an expert on cutlery, will be a guest on my cable show “Love starts in the kitchen” on Union Township TV. The show will air in November on Warner Cable 8 and 15, so tune in.

Coming soon Rita’s reader- submitted recipe for a pea salad is just like the salad from the old Hotel Sinton. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

lady I knew who actually learned to cook in the kitchen of the old Hotel Sinton. What is interesting in this is the amount of mayonnaise in the salad; this may be lessened by the cook if they choose. The most important thing to stress here is that it should be served by tablespoon over chopped lettuce not as a solo salad – that was not what they did in “the good old days.” Best made ahead. FYI Cheri just published her latest, and best-selling, book “Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics.”

mayonnaise. Put in a 9-inch by 13-inch dish and top with 1 cup mayonnaise. Garnish with the hard-boiled eggs. Serve. May be served over chopped lettuce.

Easy caramel apples

The hardest part of this recipe is opening all the caramels. I dipped the apples only halfway up and then rolled them into finely chopped salted nuts.

2 (16 oz.) bags frozen green peas 6 green onions, chopped 2 stalks of celery chopped fine 3 cups mayonnaise (more or less) 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

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Can you help? Manyet Bakery’s cheesecake: I don’t want to disappoint Pat Barth, who asked again if any of you have the recipe or a similar one from this beloved Newport Bakery. This is the bakery that

Chef Deb Goulding’s bourbon bacon caramel popcorn for Halloween.

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Bertha Day Mitchell, 80, Bethel, died Oct. 2. Survived by children Joyce (Bobby) Wilson, Pamela (John) Roberts, Richard “Dickie” Mitchell Jr.; siblings Florabel Coyler, Helen Fancher, Raymond, Mike Day; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Preceded

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. in death by husband Richard Mitchell Sr., siblings Velma Perkins, Virgil, Bobby Day. Services were Oct. 7 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s

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Dennis Wiesenhahn Sr. Dennis L. Wiesenhahn Sr., 70, Georgetown, died Oct. 4. Survived by wife Shirley Wiesenhahn; children Mary (Scott) Henderson, Dennis (Kathy) Wiesenhahn Jr.; stepchildren Tony (Kim), Chris (Lynn), Allen Brown, Ronda (Jason) Stemmerding; grandchildren Tyler (Heidi), Fawn, Amanda, Samantha, Samuel, Max, Jordan; 12 great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 8 at Tate Township Cemetery. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorial to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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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

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

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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Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am

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

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

Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org 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

Pam Cossins, 53, Moscow, died Oct. 8. Survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Jack, Mary Cossins. Services were Oct. 10 at Moscow Cemetery. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

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

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.

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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

Clough United Methodist Church

All ages are invited to come and celebrate the fall season at Harvest Fest from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 27, at the church. Harvest Fest will take place rain or shine. There is no charge for food or activities. Hot dogs, baked beans and chips along with special dishes provided by church members will be served for lunch followed by a performance at noon by Mr. Cow Pie and his animal friends. Corn Hole and other games will be available along with hayrides around the church grounds. Children will have the opportunity to visit a pumpkin patch and choose a pumpkin to take home and decorate. They can bring their pumpkin back the following Sunday to participate in a pumpkin chuck outside the church. An open invitation is also extended to the community to attend the 10:15 a.m. worship service. Dress for the day is casual (jeans and sweatshirts). For more information, call the church office or visit www.cloughchurch.org Church is making several changes to its Sunday schedule starting Oct. 20 to help people of all ages have a meaningful worship experience in the morning and still have plenty of time for family, friends and other activities in the afternoon and evening. The 9 a.m. service will become a Chapel Service, moving from the sanctuary to a more intimate room. Child care for newborns through 3-yearolds will be available. The main service will move from 11-10:15 a.m. Child care will be available for newborns through 18 months old. Noah’s Park for 18 months old through 3 year olds, PowerXpress for preschoolers through fourth-graders, and DOG House for fifth-and-sixthgraders will all take place during the 10:15 am. service. Youth group for junior and senior high will meet at 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch included. The Sunday morning Adult Bible Study will be 9:15-10 a.m. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 231-4301; www.cloughchurch.org.

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 Love-

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Freedom in the Rock

Evangelists for Christ are having a camp meeting at 13190 Locust Ridge New Harmony Road, Williamsburg. Oct. 18-20. Bring lawn chairs, warm clothes, tents, and blankets for a wonderful time in the Lord. There will be food and singing. For directions, call Pastor Deems at 276-8673. The church is at 3187 South Bantam Road, Bethel.

Goshen Methodist Church

Spaghetti dinner is 4:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, at the church. Donations will be used for the food program. Harvest Treat is 4:30-6 p.m., Oct. 31, inside the church, with candy, music and fun. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen.

Locust Corner Community United Methodist Church

The church will present “Swing Along with Annie,” an evening of music from the Big Band Era, performed by Pierce Township resident Annie Takeuchi Lanzone on the keyboard. All are welcome to sing along or dance to the music. Finger foods will be provided. The evening is free and all are welcome. The church is at 917 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati.

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.

Laurel United Methodist Church

A fall revivial is planned for 7 p.m., Oct. 20-23. Rev. Greg Inboden will bring the messages. A carry-in meal is planned for 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, call 553-3043. The church is at 1888 Laurel Lindale Road, Laurel.

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Bible-based message, times of prayer and choral music. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;www.loveland umc.org.

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 familyfriendly 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 firstumc.org.

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; 8317598;www.pleasant hillbc.com.

Redemption Baptist Church

The church’s first fall festival is scheduled from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the church. Festivities include hot dogs, a bonfire, hayrides, inflatables and more. All are invited. The church is at 10208 Cozaddale-Murdock Road, Goshen.

Trinity United Methodist Church

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 WolfpenPleasant Hill Road, Milford; 831-0262; www.trinitymilford.org.


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Bethel Homecoming parade was beautiful Howdy Folks, I have been writing about the different orchards around our area. The Shaws Farm and Produce is on Ohio 131 east of Milford below Williams Corner. They have several kinds of produce. They have George hay rides, Rooks corn OLE FISHERMAN mazes to enjoy, straw bales, pumpkins, gourds and much more. These folks have been in the business for several years and are good farmers. They know their business. They will meet you with a big smile and hello. The kids will be so happy with the things for them to be involved. There will also be some items for the children to take home from the Shaw Farms. Stop and shop to learn how the farmers raise their items for sale. Their telephone number is 575-2022 they are open at 9 a.m. Friday evening the Bethel homecoming parade started at 6 p.m. it was a beautiful parade, bigger than last year. The ladies for the school queen candidates were all so beautiful. I don’t know who was selected as I write this. But whoever was crowned queen and king were very deserving and good students. Congratulations to each of them. Saturday morning Ruth Ann and I went to Bob Evan’s for breakfast with a group from our church. Then went to (Boston) Owensville to the Pumpkin Run. I have

never seen so many old beautiful cars in one place. The Northeastern Lions Club sells food and do real good. They said there were probably 2,600 cars. There were cars every place, there were vendors selling all kinds of items in the commercial building, the 4-H building and on the grounds. This is the biggest event in the county. The job of getting the cars registered is a big, big job and they are to be congratulated for the job. The Lions Club is responsible for the food and drinks and what a job this is. Ruth Ann and I understand how it is to get the food ordered since we were involved in the Grassy Run for the Monroe Grange. Someone has burned the midnight oil as they say to get this all together. I have one more day in rehab. We have driven 720 miles and spent 108 hours there. It has helped me and I thank the ladies that work for the excellent work they do. There are several folks that go regular to do the exercise and keep in shape. We have so much work here to do that I can get plenty of exercise. Sunday we had the homecoming at the old church here at East Fork. There were over 50 people there and some newcomers. The music was furnished by the Kinner Express. We had the honor of having Rick Crawford to give some history of our county. The folks always like to hear him tell these facts. Thanks Rick and thanks to the Kinner

Express they are so good. John Hale favored us with two songs which were great as always, thanks to you John. After the homecoming we went to our daughter Debby’s and Bob’s house for a special third birthday for our great-granddaughter; then birthday and anniversary gettogether for supper for several of our family. It seems as the family gets bigger and more involved with school and work it is harder to get together, so we celebrate several at the same time.

The farmers have started harvesting their soybeans. I have heard of yields of 40-60 bushel per acre – that is good. When we were farming a yield per acre was 30 bushel. Now of course the seed, fertilizer, and fuel, didn’t cost as much as it does today. They have to have big yields to make a profit. I picked the last green beans last Monday in a bed along side of the garage and picked another zucchini. We have green onions ready to eat. These were the last

onion sets Dannie Grant had. There were a bunch of dry ones; we got enough to set a bed eight feet long. We like the late green onions. Remember the first pancake breakfast the Lions Club has will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 till 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel-Tate High School. We went to Lake Waynoka for a craft show on Oct. 12, then Oct. 19 we will be going to St. Gertrude in Madeira. For those of you who have been saving used batteries for the Monroe

Grange we won’t be doing this any more as the company has stopped taking them and giving the handicapped school money for them. Thank you for all you have donated. 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ANIMALS/ NATURE

Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visitwww.ggrand.org. email www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No

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experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at wwrc@greatparks.org.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the health fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email ray.meyer@heart.org. Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Cancer Free Kids – is looking for kids who need service hours to do an “Athletes For Alex” used sports equipment drive in their neighborhood or at your sporting event, and fight childhood cancer. Visit Cancerfreekids.org and click on Athletes for Alex for more information. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first- through sixth-grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105.

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Shop owners, Vicki and Tom Engelbrink, Primitives & More-Milford, are excited to support historic Milford's Shop Hop. THANKS TO MARY WARD

Special shopping event set clude: Auel’s Fine Chocolates; Christopher George Salon; Enchanted Moments; The Garden Gate; Gardenia Garden & Home Décor; Kirk & Company Jewelers; Monograms on Main; One Main Gallery; Primitives & More-Milford; Roads, Rivers and Trails; Row House Gal-

The second annual Historic Milford Shop Hop will be11a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct.18, and11a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19 The event will include businesses along Main Street in the historic district of Milford, offering shoppers special promotions and a chance to win raffle prizes during the two days. Shoppers are invited to ‘shop and hop’ as they visit each of the participating businesses. The stores will provide an official passport for the event that lists the shops and their instore event special offers; and, the passport will also serve as a customer’s raffle entry for product and/ or gift card prizes. Participating shops in-

lery & Custom Framing; Stylin’ on Main; and, That Shop in Milford. The public is invited to attend, and customers can pick up a passport starting Friday, Oct. 18, at any of the participating shops noted by a Historic Milford Shop Hop poster in their windows.

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Genealogical society celebrates anniversary

The Clermont New Richmond County GenealogiInc., gave an excelcal Society celelent talk on The brated its 36 year Clermont Academy anniversary with and the Civil War. the annual Heritage After the talk, J. Luncheon at the OaKenneth Wilson sis Conference Cenwas inducted into Roberts ter. the Century FamGreg Roberts, loilies of Clermont cal historian and current County by providing docuvice president of Historic mentation that his ancestor

Mary Ellen Norris lived in Clermont County in 1900. Aileen Miller Whitt and Cynthia Whitt-Covalcine were inducted into the First Families of Clermont County by proving that their ancestors Robert Leeds Sr., and Robert Leeds Jr. lived in Clermont County prior to Dec. 31, 1820.

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BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL

Nathan Brewster, Bethel, addition, 2431 Bethel Maple, Tate Township, $35,000. James Kaylor, Bethel, garage,

MARRIAGE LICENSES Timothy Brunkel, 31, 3327 Sandy Lane, Blanchester, PLI fabricator and Brittany Westendorf, 24, 3760 Neidich Lane, Goshen, investment representative. Joshua Maggard, 24, 5757 Cromley, Milford, SEM analyst and Heather Christie, 21, 5554 Marathon Edenton, Williamsburg, student.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013 • BETHEL JOURNAL • B9

County officials applied for funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission to improve this curve on Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. Officials are considering realigning the road or putting up a new retaining wall. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

County set to address road’s dangerous curve By Keith BieryGolick kbierygolick@communitypress.com

MIAMI TWP. — Traveling south on WolfpenPleasant Hill Road residents face a dangerous curve once they get past Kimberly Lane. “Essentially it goes downhill pretty significantly and then there is a hard turn to the right. (There is) basically a hill on one side and a creek on the other,” said Craig Stephenson, chief deputy engineer for Clermont County. When it rains, that section of the road becomes slippery – its guardrail is proof of that. “The guardrail is really dinged up,” said Mary Makley Wolff, Miami Township trustee. That’s why yellow crash barrels were put in place, but that was more than 10 years ago. “We know there have been (safety issues) that’s the reason the crash barrels are out there,” Stephenson said. “It’s been an ongoing problem, we just didn’t have the resources (to ad-

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dress it).” Officials have not talked to property owners on the street yet, so Stephenson couldn’t say with certainty what is going to be done. “We might be getting a little ahead of ourselves ... but (we’re) looking to eliminate the current safety problem on Wolfpen through either a new retaining wall or some realignment of the road.” Officials from the county engineer’s office have applied for Ohio Public Works Commission funding for the project, which current estimates predict will cost taxpayers more than $1 million. “Generally, (with) these types of projects, there’s a reason we’re going out for funding,” Stephenson said. “We would be fairly reliant on the funding, but that’s not to say if we didn’t get the funding this year we would never do it – it just probably wouldn’t happen next year.” A grant won’t be finalized until next year, but officials should know

something informally later this month or early next month, he said. “We would want to do it when school is out next year – sometime between June and the end of August, at the least heavy lifting (of the project).” No designs or specifics have been worked up, but officials are currently soliciting letters of interest from consulting engineers – basically proposals detailing a company’s background, credentials and ideas for the project. “It’s going to be a huge task,” said Larry Fronk, chairman of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District. But while funding dollars aren’t guaranteed, “it’s time for this (project) to get done,” Stephenson said. “Wolfpen is an important north-south connector,” he said. “So we’re really looking countywide at how can we target the corridors ... we have that are heavily traveled, really making an investment in those roads for the traveling public.”

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B10 • BETHEL JOURNAL • OCTOBER 17, 2013

POLICE REPORTS BETHEL

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CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Thomas J. Mccollum, 40, 1520 Thornberry Road, Amelia, theft, Sept. 30. Ambrea Marie Danvers, 29, 66 Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, receiving stolen property, Sept. 30. Alex Lee Jackson, 23, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Rd. No. 11, New Richmond, breaking and entering, Oct. 1. Joseph David Queener, 25, 4524 Ohio 743, Moscow, aggravated robbery, kidnapping - commission of felony, flight, possessing drug abuse instruments, breaking and entering, Sept. 30. Juvenile, 15, improperly discharging firearm at or into

habitation or school, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, criminal damaging/ endangering, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school - occupied structure, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, criminal damaging/ endangering, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 15, improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school - occupied structure, Oct. 1. Juvenile, 11, making false alarms, Oct. 6. Reuban Leon Neal, 33, 4200 Long Acres Apt. B, Cincinnati, criminal damaging/endangering, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, Oct. 1. Branden Lamont Stevens, 29, 2399 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati,

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 fugitive from justice, Oct. 2. Christopher Robert Moore, 29, 3998 Alexander Lane, Batavia, possessing drug abuse instruments, Oct. 2. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Oct. 1. Gregory W. Edwards, 46, 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 241, New Richmond, theft, Oct. 2. Vanessa Louise Cornwell, 25, lka: 316 N East St., Bethel, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug

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abuse instruments, Oct. 3. Kyle David Allen Daulton, 23, 1537 Buckboard Lane, Loveland, theft, Oct. 2. Tyler Robert Jacobs, 24, 3566 Concord Hennings Mill, Williamsburg, fugitive from justice, Oct. 3. Jada Rae Orlando, 38, 6417 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, domestic violence, Oct. 3. Ernest Gene Baker, 37, 641 Robertson Road, Felcity, fugitive from justice, Oct. 3. Christina Renee Miller, 34, 3700 Loch Lamond Drive, Amelia, theft, Oct. 3. Chad William Mentzel, 41, homeless, theft, Oct. 4. Dennis Wilson Pelfrey, 59, 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, Oct. 4. Jason Wayne Allen, 28, 2041 E. Hall Rd No. 7, New Richmond, having weapons while under disability, using weapons while intoxicated, Oct. 4. Dyllon Allen Hall, 19, 108 Walnut St., Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Oct. 5. Alex Chad Turner, 20, 108 Walnut St., Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Oct. 5. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Oct. 5. Shirlisa Barksdale, 21, 3419 Bevis Ave., Cincinnati, theft, Oct. 5. Robert Joseph Reno, 19, 38 Estate Drive, Amelia, criminal trespass, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, theft, Oct. 4. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence -

knowingly cause physical harm, Oct. 4. Isaac Guillermo Rodriguez, 44, 1605 Salinas, Laredo, Tx 78040, domestic violence, Oct. 6.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery At 2598 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 21. Assault At 2642 Spring St., Bethel, Sept. 30. Breaking and entering At 219 Eagle Point Drive, Moscow, Oct. 2. At 1958 Ohio 125 Unit No. 526, Amelia, Oct. 5. At 2461 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 21. At 2721 Laurel Point Isabel Road, Moscow, May 21. Burglary At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Oct. 2. At 1401 Thomaston Drive, Amelia, Oct. 1. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Oct. 1. At 2133 Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 20. At 5516 Mount Zion Road, Milford, Oct. 2. Criminal damaging/endangering knowingly any means At 1531 Maryan Ave., Amelia, Oct. 2. At 2061 Ohio 125, Amelia, Oct. 2. Criminal damaging/endangering At 1336 Autumnview Drive, Batavia, Sept. 27. At 2915 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, Oct. 1. At 4575 Water Dance Drive, Batavia, Oct. 5. At 6209 Roudebush Road, Goshen, Oct. 5. Criminal mischief At 129 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, Sept. 30. Criminal trespass At 38 Estate Drive, Batavia, Oct. 4. At 1417 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, Oct. 6. At 3345 Musgrove Road, Williamsburg, Oct. 1. At 4316 Marbe Lane, Batavia, Sept. 30. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm

At Hwy. 50, Batavia, Oct. 4. At Fair Oak Road, Amelia, Oct. 1. At Ohio 132, Amelia, Oct. 4. Domestic violence At Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, Oct. 1. At Airport Road, Bethel, Oct. 5. At Taylor Pike, Goshen, Oct. 3. Drug paraphernalia At East Hall at Bethel New Richmond, New Richmond, Oct. 2. Failure to confine a canine At 2367 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Oct. 3. Fugitive from justice At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 3. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 3. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Oct. 2. Gross sexual imposition victim < 13, statutory At East Fork Hill Drive, Batavia, Oct. 3. At Ohio River, New Richmond, Oct. 2. Having weapons while under disability At 2041 E. Hall Road, New Richmond, Oct. 4. Identity fraud At 6187 Ohio 133, Goshen, Oct. 3. Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school - occupied structure At 1336 Autumnview Drive, Batavia, Sept. 27. Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school At 1337 Autumnview Drive, Batavia, Sept. 26. Kidnapping - commission of felony, flight At 2598 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 21. Making false alarms At 2425 Ohio 133, Bethel, Sept. 27. Menacing At 1816 Clough Pike, Batavia, Oct. 2. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At 38 Estate Drive, Batavia, Oct. 4. At 4227 Wilsons Landing, Batavia, Oct. 5.

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