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Snyders named Pacesetters

Cooper Snyder considers the completion of the James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway one of the major accomplishments of his career as a state senator. Snyder considered he and his wife, Dorothy, a team during his Senate service, which ran from 1979 to 1996. The couple will be honored by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce with the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. FULL STORY, B1

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Brush fire burns 30 acres Land is near East Fork State Park

By Theresa L. Herron

Firefighters from four Clermont County departments fought an early morning fire near East Fork State Park Monday, Oct. 25. Bethel-Tate Fire Chief Rick Stowell about 30 acres of brush


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Tim Feldkamp, a firefighter with the Monroe Township Fire Department, spent much of the morning Monday, Oct. 25, fighting hotspots with a brush truck hose. See page A4 for more photos.


Many of the firefighters who responded to the brush fire near East Fork State Park Monday, Oct. 25, were equipped with hoses, axes, brooms and Indian Fighter backpacks. BethelTate Fire Department Lt. Chris Cooper uses an Indian Fighter to chase hotspots.

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By Mary Dannemiller As Bethel village council members and administrators begin to work through next year’s appropriations, they have one goal: To keep spending at 85 percent of revenue. So far, only the village’s water fund isn’t meeting that goal with about 89 percent appropriated, said Mayor James Dick. “If you don’t have a goal, you’re essentially going to be heading in any direction because you have no focus,” he said. “In our case, our goal is based around the fact that we’re in fiscal emergency.”

Auditor of State Mary Taylor declared the village in a state of fiscal emergency in August because the village’s general fund owes money to its utility and enterprise funds. The general fund owes the money because previous administrators and council members allowed money in reserve enterprise funds to be spent on general fund line items, Dick said. The remaining 15 percent of general fund revenue will go toward paying back the utility and enterprise funds to shorten the amount of time the village is under fiscal emergency, the mayor said. “In the general fund, that extra 15 percent essentially goes to pay-

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Chief Art Owens said Owens said the area is heavily wooded and has ravines. Firefighters were taking brush trucks loaded with water as far into the woods as possible and then loading “indian fighters” with water to fight the flames. Indian fighters are water carriers strapped to the backs of the firefighters and used as extinguishers, Owens said. There are some homes nearby on Woodruff and Campbell roads, but firefighters said the fire did not spread in that direction.


The fire near East Fork State Park Monday, Oct. 25, burned about 30 acres near Sugar Tree Road in Tate Township.

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near Woodruff and Campbell roads was burned. Stowell said about 25 firefighters from Bethel-Tate, The Central Joint Fire and EMS, Monroe Township and Washington Township fire departments responded. He said the fire was contained and, by 9 a.m., firefighters were chasing hotspots and smoking areas to make sure the fire didn’t restart. “With the dry conditions and the wind, that’s a concern,” Stowell said. A number of trees that had caught fire also had to be cut down. Washington Township Fire

ing off the debt we have in there,” he said. “It should be about $75,000 to $80,000, depending on what revenue we actually get.” Fiscal Officer Angel Burton said if each fund’s spending is kept at 85 percent of the revenue it brings in, it will replenish the village’s carryover funds. “Not only does that target keep us within our anticipated revenue stream, it allows for a cushion for those worst case scenarios and ultimately allows for carryover balances from year to year,” Burton said. To stay within 85 percent spending, Burton said the village isn’t making cuts, but is making sure money is spent wisely.

“Department heads were required to submit appropriation budgets within that range and they were able to do so,” she said. “I don’t foresee budget cuts nor do I consider the budgets as having limited spending. The village is just operating within its means and planning for the future.” Dick said encouraged residents to contact him and other council members if they have questions about the appropriations process or the fiscal emergency. “People have questions and that’s great,” he said. “We try to be as open possible so they understand what the numbers really mean and what the funds actually for.”

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October 28, 2010

Clermont Co. crisis intervention services available online By Kellie Geist

The Clermont County crisis hotline has a new service for those a little more tech-savvy. The new crisis hotline chat is a feature on the web-

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through Child Focus since 2003. When residents call, one of 13 crisis intervention staff members will answer the phone to provide suicide prevention, crisis intervention and referral information. Those same specialists operate the online chat. Crisis Coordinator Rachel Bayer said the online chat feature was incorporated at the request of students who attended the Suicide Prevention Youth Summit earlier this year. “Two hundred students from around the county attended and talked about their thoughts on youth suicide. They really gave us an idea of where to go in terms

of prevention,” she said. “They said a lot of youth are hesitant to call the hotline and that they would feel more comfortable with online services.” Bayer said online crisis hotline chat is a new service only a few agencies have instituted and, so far, the usage has been low. However, Bayer and Child Focus Chief Clinical Officer Laura Stith said making the hotline services accessible to all people is essential. “We know it makes a difference. We know we have saved people’s lives,” Stith said. While the hotline is operated by Child Focus, it is

Crisis hotline funded by levy

Clermont County Crisis Hotline services are funded solely by the Mental Health levy, which is up for renewal Nov. 2. This levy will not raise taxes. Last year 39 people, including five teenagers, committed suicide in Clermont County, according to Mental Health and Recovery Board Director Karen Scherra. available for all people of all ages. The calls remain confidential unless the responder feels the caller is in immediate danger. “We work with local law enforcement in situations like that. They have knocked down doors to stop people who are in the act of committing suicide,” Stith said.

The Hotline Chat is available at scheduled times throughout the day. Those times are listed on and are subject to change. Bayer said they also may add a crisis hotline texting feature in the future, but that technology in its experimental stages.

Candidates, issues night is Oct. 31 The second annual East Clermont Candidates and Issues Night will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Bethel Church of the

Nazarene, 50 E. Water St. Candidates and local issues: • County Commissioner: Archie Wilson and Scott

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October 28, 2010


Commissioner candidates give final message to voters By Kellie Geist and John Seney

Clermont County commissioner candidates Archie Wilson and Scott Croswell were asked what final message they had for voters as they head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2. Incumbent Croswell hopes voters will consider his commitment to fiscal responsibility and to the taxpayers. “I think my greatest accomplishment is that I have improved the financial condition of the county government even in a poor economy. I can say that our county stands alone in the region on solid footing because of the decisions that our board of county commissioners made,” he said.

Croswell Wilson “Not only did we cut the size of government, but we maintained the county reserves and, even in these economic times, our bond ratings improved,” Croswell said. Challenger Wilson said the people of Clermont County “deserve a hardworking public servant, someone who will insure there is transparency in the commissioner’s office and let them know where their tax dollars are being spent.” “We need to make our county a place where small businesses can start, bring

new jobs to the area and continue to grow. These are some important areas where I can make a difference,” he said. “A lot can be learned about a person by looking at their background and where they spend their time and effort. I am a small business owner who has invested my time and money in community organizations and will continue to be involved in these groups. I want to serve all people and make Clermont County a better place for all of its citizens,” Wilson said. Wilson, a Batavia Township trustee since 2001.

Croswell has been a commissioner for eight years. He wanted voters to know that, if re-elected, he will continue to serve the taxpayers, not the government. “I believe that a county commissioner’s primary obligation is not to government nor is it to employees of government. It is to the taxpayers. As a county commissioner I have always recognized that the tax money that comes to the county belongs not to the county, but to the citizens,” Croswell said. “I believe I have an obligation to treat the assets of the county in a manner consistent with how the taxpayers would treat it,” he said. “Every decision that I’ve made in the past eight years

has been for the benefit of the taxpaying public. When I first ran for office, I felt, as a taxpayer, that all of us were getting shortchanged by government,” he said. “I decided to get involved to do something about it and I’m proud to say that I have.” Wilson said his proudest accomplishment as a Batavia Township trustee was being able to work cooperatively with other agencies to carry out the wishes of the residents of Batavia Township. “Through these efforts we have seen the expansion of Midland Insurance and have seen hundreds of jobs come to the area. By being open and responsive I have

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BETHEL – The Bethel Lions Club Pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Bethel-Tate High School on Ohio 125. Cost is $4 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The menu is sausage, all the pancakes you can eat, potato cakes, orange juice, coffee or milk. This helps the Lions Club with all their service to the community.

Tea party meeting

UNION TWP. – The Clermont County Tea Party will meet next at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Members will “kick back and relax” while watching election results. Food and drinks will be available. Members work for Fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. For more information,

Pet costume contest

BETHEL – Bethel Feed & Supply is holding a pet costume contest to raise money for the Animal Rescue Fund from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the store, 528 W. Plane St. The store’s customers will vote on whose pet has the best costume after the pets are photographed in the store’s pumpkin patch for a $5 donation to the Animal Rescue Fund. The top three pets will win Bethel Feed & Supply gift certificates, $25 for first place, $20 for second and $15 for third place.

Legion craft show

BETHEL – A few tables are left for the Craft Show and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Bethel American Legion, on Ohio 133. This event is sponsored by the Bethel American Legion Auxiliary Unit 406. Tables are $10. each. Contact Judi Maupin at 513-8764054 for reservations.

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STONELICK TWP. – The Clermont County Pork Producers (CCPP) will host a 4-H and FFA Show Pig Selection and Care Clinic from 1 p.m. to 3

p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Hall. This free clinic is designed to help 4-H and FFA members learn how to select a good show pig and how to care for it at home. Attendees do not have to be from Clermont County to participate. Three market hog judges will conduct the clinic. CCPP will raffle off a show pig donated by a breeder that can be taken as a fair project. CCPP also will raffle a hog ready to go into the freezer. Tickets for either raffle are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased at the event or from a CCPP member prior to the clinic. The winner must be present to win the show pig. Call 724-1452 for more information.

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UNION TWP. – Don’t miss an opportunity to hear an update from Columbus as State Sen. Tom Niehaus addresses the Clermont Chamber as the featured speaker for the November Legislative Luncheon. The event is 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Reception Eastgate. Cost is $25 for members and $50 for non members. Make a reservation by calling the chamber at 5765000 or by visiting


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BATAVIA – The Clermont County Board of Elections has scheduled the following meetings:

• Nov. 2, at 6:30 a.m. for the General Election Day meeting and any other regular business. • Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. to open the official canvass and any other regular business. • Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. to certify the 2010 general election and conduct the regular monthly board meeting.

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FELICITY – The FelicityFranklin sophomore class members will serve a turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the cafeteria. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children. Children under 3 are free. The menu is turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, dessert and drinks.


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earned the trust of the township residents and received the highest number of votes in each of my elections,” he said. “A big accomplishment was helping to get the Veterans Memorial in place but as proud as I am of that, I am even more grateful for what it truly represents. As an elected official, it is important to remember that, although you are in the leadership role, you are not in office to be served but instead you are there to serve others and to give back. The term ‘public service’ is just that and I feel anyone who has watched me as trustee would agree serving is a big part of who I am,” Wilson said.

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October 28, 2010



Fire crews from four departments responded to fight the fire at East Fork State Park.

Firefighters battle flames near East Fork State Park


Pierce Township Fire Chief Aaron Boggs worked with the Bethel-Tate Fire Department to put out the flames at East Fork State Park Monday, Oct. 25.

Monroe Township firefighter Tim Feldkamp used a hose attached to a brush truck to fight hotspots at East Fork State Park.



Firefighters working the fire at East Fork State Park early Monday, Oct. 25, had the fire contained to about 30 acres. Although there were no active flames by 10 a.m., firefighters were expected to be at the scene all day making sure the fire didn't restart. This scorched earth can be found about 20 feet from Campbell Road in Tate Township.


The Bethel-Tate Fire Department used the brush trucks to get transport water from the tanker truck to the firefighters in the field.




Firefighters from the Bethel-Tate Fire Department fill their Indian Fighters and grab a drink of water at one of the brush trucks. Firefighters from four departments responded to the brush fire at East Fork State Park Monday, Oct. 25.

Bethel-Tate Fire Department Lt. Chris Cooper uses an Indian Fighter backpack to extinguish hot spots at East Fork State Park. Cooper, along with firefighters from four other departments, responded to the brush fire at the park early Monday, Oct. 25.

When fire crews from four department arrived near East Fork State Park early Monday, Oct. 25, they found this area of grass near Campbell Road in flames.


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October 28, 2010

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Cross Country

The Divisions I-III District Championships were Oct. 23 at Voice of America Park in West Chester. The top four teams and top 16 individuals in each of the two districts advanced to regionals, which will be Oct. 30 in Troy. Among the qualifying boys teams are: • Bethel-Tate, 4 (143) Among the qualifying girls individuals are: • Andi Lanigan, BethelTate, (20:56.01), 6

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The week at Bethel

• In the volleyball Division II Sectionals Oct. 16, Goshen beat Bethel-Tate 25-14, 2517, 25-16. • The Bethel boys’ cross country team placed third in the American Division SBAAC Cross Country Championship, Oct. 16. Bethel’s S. Hobart placed ninth in 18 minutes, 21.68 seconds. • The girls’ cross country team finished second in the American Division SBAAC Championship, Oct. 16. Bethel’s A. Lanigan placed second in 20 minutes, 18.17 seconds; D. Sipple was fifth in 21 minutes, 51.43 seconds; C. Baker was ninth in 22 minutes, 40.13 seconds; and M. Calhoun was 10th in 23 minutes, 14.56 seconds. • In boys’ soccer, BethelTate shut out Goshen 10-0 in Division II Sectionals, Oct. 18. Dennis Sandker made five saves for Bethel, Logan Stephens and Tyler Bullock scored four goals each and Dylan Torok and Jeremy Moss scored one goal each. On Oct. 21, Finneytown shut out Bethel-Tate 4-0 in Division II Sectionals. • In girls’ soccer, Finneytown beat Bethel-Tate 3-0 in Division II sectionals, Oct. 19.


Felicity girls soccer improves By Adam Turer

The Felicity-Franklin High School girls’ soccer program made progress this season and expects better results in 2011. The Cardinals graduate just one player from this year’s team. Several young and inexperienced players gained valuable varsity experience this season, as the Cardinals finished second in the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference National Division. “I think we ended up in the league where I thought

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• In the girls’ volleyball Division IV Sectional Oct. 16, Summit beat Felicity-Franklin 24-26, 25-23, 25-18, 25-15. • The Mariemont girls’ soccer team shut out FelicityFranklin 6-0 in Division II Sectionals, Oct. 20. • In boys’ soccer, Felicity lost 2-1 to Ripley in Division III Sectionals, Oct. 21.

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Bethel Journal

October 28, 2010




A supporter of Scott Croswell’s opponent wrote a letter to the editor which was in your Oct. 6 issue, and I simply cannot remain silent. I have known Scott Croswell for many years, and personally know that he has made countless contributions to agencies and organizations that serve children, the elderly and citizens with special needs. In addition, he has given his time and money to individuals and their families in times of sickness or other adversity. He does this without any public recognition. Scott is a very generous man; but he is humble and quiet about it. He would never cheapen the spirit of service and giving by publicizing it or using it as a campaign tool. He does it because it is the right thing to do. Anita Bechmann Batavia

Croswell is more qualified

I have read endorsement letters in support of Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner and wonder if these people ever met him. I had dealings with Mr. Wilson as the project superintendent at the beginning of the Clermont County Homeless Shelter project which proved far less than favorable, which leaves me to wonder how he will respond to his constituents. His assertions of a cover up by Scott Croswell and the Clermont County prosecutor in the Cecelia Slaby tragedy screams of desperation and shows that to Archie Wilson, tearing open horrendous wounds for political gain is acceptable. Archie Wilson is the problem with politics today and I am at a loss that the Clermont County Republican Central Committee elected to endorse this man. I have never met his opponent, but have made it a matter of study and the reason Mr. Wilson will not debate Mr. Croswell is that he knows he is not qualified to hold Mr. Croswell’s hat. Vote for Scott Croswell, the man with experience, integrity, a cool head, a proven track record and one whom you will never have to wake up, read the paper and say “he said what?” David A. Bientz Miami Township

Felicity levy is crucial

My decision to vote “yes” on Issue 2 was not an easy one. I believe that higher taxes usually end up enabling unnecessary spending verses encouraging cutbacks and common sense thrift. However, after several months of consideration I believe this levy is crucial for the basic operation of our school. The individuals asking for the community’s support are people we know and have entrusted to operate our school. They are asking for this help because the state is no longer a reliable source of income. They have made impressive cuts in the budget the last few years, but are running out of options. I appreciate the effort the school has made to cut costs and look for other solutions before coming to the voters for money. Some of the cuts were easy, others have resulted in disappointing and sad losses for our students. The district has been alerted that more cuts in funding will be a harsh reality for years to come. So, what is the solution? We are. This coming election I will be voting “yes” on Issue 2 and no against any politician wanting to

raise other taxes to grow our enormously bloated government. Michelle Boeckmann Felicity

Felicity schools need help

We want to address the Felicity-Franklin school district tax levy. Our family members are graduates of Felicity. We are proud of our school and realize without it our community would not survive. Some believe our school does not deserve this help. They are concerned of past mistakes. Yes, sometimes we have thought there have been wrong decisions. Look at it this way, have you made a mistake in your own personal life or workplace? We have and we learned from those, moved forward and did our best not to let that determine our success. We are far from being perfect and so is the school administration and board. But without our school we lose way too much in our community. Is that loss something we want to face as we look at all other losses in our area? We do not want to lose control and our state decide for us when we know our community best. When families needed help for illness or tragedy this town came together in whatever way was needed. We are one big family including our school. We’re a proud community and must give help where it is needed. Our school is in need. Gary and Ann Broadwell Felicity

Wilson is clear choice

There will be many candidates and several issues on the Nov. 2 ballot. In the election for Clermont County commissioner, the clear choice is Archie Wilson. Having known Archie for many years (actually I know both candidates) Archie is a successful small business owner. He also is a Batavia Township trustee for the past nine years and has never taken a trustee paycheck, but gives his entire salary to charity. Some of his endorsements are: Cincinnati Right to Life PAC, Clermont County Republican Party, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC, Ohio Tea Party PAC – which requires a 100-percent membership vote to endorse. Archie Wilson is a hard working, self made person that as a master plumber, grew a plumbing company into a business that employs 40. An individual that truly values honesty, integrity and deep rooted core family values, Archie Wilson will carry such attributes into the commissioners’ office in January. Make your vote count for Archie Wilson – the clear choice for Clermont County commissioner. Restore positive values to the commissioners’ office by voting for Archie Wilson. Michael Collins Miami Township

Wilson gets it done


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I have known Archie Wilson for almost 30 years and have found him to be a man of conviction, honesty and integrity. Because Archie knows what it is to live on both sides of the track, he is on the side of hard-working families that are struggling to make a living. I have found him to be compassionate and charitable and gives generously to many church and community organizations. Because of this, it has been difficult to see him slandered and drug through the mud during this campaign. I am glad to see that the

FOP saw fit to continue to endorse Archie even when his opponent tried to convince them to reverse their decision. Hats off to the FOP for standing strong and seeing through this “good ole boy” network that has been a part of Clermont County for too long. Archie is a hard-working, focused and “get it done” kind of man, just the kind of leader that we need during these tough times. I know that he will bring this same work ethic to the job of county commissioner. Please join me in voting for Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner. Ron Condrey Pierce Township

Wilson is a rare individual

Every now and then an individual gets involved in public service for all the right reasons. He has no hidden agenda or over inflated ego, and he’s not doing it for the money. Archie Wilson is one of those rare individuals, and he wants to make a positive difference in this county as your next Clermont County commissioner. Archie Wilson’s endorsements and accomplishments are numerous, and have been well documented. You can see them at I want to make you aware of local organizations he supports: The Boys & Girls Club; the homeless shelter; the Batavia Rotary Club, the Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont Senior Services, the NRA, 4-H, the Farm Bureau, Teen Challenge, City Gospel Mission, Mercy Hospital, CASA, Kiwanis Club, Junior Fair Board, Shop with Cops, Toys for Tots, Special Olympics, Starfish Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and many more. Chances are you or a loved one has benefited from one of the organizations mentioned above that he supports. On Nov. 2, he will need your support. The more you know about the candidates running for county commissioner, the more you will realize there is only one choice, Archie Wilson. Bill Dowdney Batavia Township

Vote ‘no’ on Issue 1

Once again the Bethel-Tate school board is wanting to take more of your hard earned money. Issue 1 is an income tax plain and simple. If passed, a full 1 percent of every dollar you earn will be taken by the school board with this income tax. This is in addition to all the taxes we already pay. Look, the rated excellent is nice but let’s look at the facts. Eight of nine public school districts in Clermont County have the excellent rating, eight of nine. Not exactly rare air. The difference is only two of the eight are asking for higher taxes. This shows that excellence can be achieved without raising taxes. Please, I urge you to vote “no” on Issue 1 and stop the income tax. Be sure your friends and neighbors understand this is an income tax and urge them to also vote “no” on Issue 1. Greg Feldkamp Tate Township

Excellent at low cost

As residents of the Bethel-Tate Local School District go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 2, I ask that they consider the following. The Bethel-Tate school district received “Excellent with Distinction,” the highest rating category this year. This places us in the top 13 percent in the state. This ranking has been done on





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Wilson for commissioner

For the last six years I’ve worked at Batavia Township as Fiscal Officer, Archie Wilson has shown consistent fiscal responsibility while serving as trustee. While working with the rest of the board, the township has never budgeted or spent beyond its means. Each of Archie’s paychecks is donated, literally signed over to a local charity, organization or fundraiser that adds to the quality of life in our community. I believe that if Archie is elected county commissioner, he will continue to serve as a fiscally responsible and charitable official working toward a bright future for Clermont County. Jennifer Haley Batavia Township

Vote ‘yes,’ for Issue 5

Our children are our future. If we don’t take care of them who will? I believe keeping our kids safe is everyone’s job. I believe Clermont County Children’s Protective Services does an excellent job. As a county, we are lucky to have wonderful professional people working on behalf of our county’s children. It’s my understanding that Issue 5 will not raise taxes, it’s just a renewal of an existing levy and will not raise taxes. It’s also my understanding that 100 percent of the levy income goes directly to services for Clermont County’s neglected children. To continue to keep our children safe vote “yes” on Issue 5. Our children are depending on us. Phyllis Holcombe Batavia

Croswell is conservative

I have worked with Scott Croswell for two years. He is a strong fiscal and social conservative and believes the county should not expend more than it receives. He always comes to

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meetings prepared and adds a lot to make the county great. His experience as financial officer of Croswell Bus Lines coupled with his experience as an attorney make him an ideal commissioner. It is very hard for me to break from my party, but you have to follow your heart and mind and I know Scott is the right man for the job. I am voting Scott Croswell for commissioner, I hope you do to. Ed Humphrey Clermont County Commissioner Miami Township

It’s a conflict of interest

Doesn’t anyone else feel that we have a problem in Clermont County? R. Scott Croswell held the position of commissioner and one of the responsibilities of the office, is to allocate funding for the various government operations in Clermont County. That means, that he sets the budget for the sheriff’s office; the prosecutor’s office; juvenile court where his wife serves as juvenile court judge; and both municipal and common pleas court. Yet, Mr. Croswell practices law and represents clients in court proceedings before judges in municipal and common pleas courts. That means he is trying cases before the very judges that he pays their salaries in the performance of his duties as commissioner. Does not anyone else view this as an egregious conflict of interest? It clearly does not pass the smell test and Mr. Croswell should either practice law or serve as commissioner, but not both. It is time for Clermont County residents to wake up and make a change in the “good ole boy system” of Clermont County. Vote for Archie Wilson for commissioner. Dennis M. Luken Pierce Township

Ferenc is most experienced

A judge is someone who passes judgment in a criminal proceeding where someone is charged with a crime or in a civil proceeding where individuals cannot settle their disputes by themselves. What one looks for in a judge is discernment, character, integrity and a little wisdom. Let me tell you about Ric Ferenc, someone I have known both professionally and personally for more than 20 years. Ric will bring more than 30 years of legal experience to the bench. Ric has worked as an award-winning assistant prosecutor, public defender and as a private practitioner. He has extensive experience in both civil and criminal cases. Ric shares the conservative values of the voters of Clermont County. He knows the difference between applying the law as written and legislating from the bench. He will make sure that any defendant receives a fair trial while also being aware of the rights of the victim. He has the discernment and years of experience to handle any civil matter. Ric is one of the most experienced

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Issue 2 is about Felicity’s children Remember when you were 9, 12 and 16 years old? Do you remember birthday presents you received? How about your favorite shoes? Probably not. What you might remember, what I remember, are lessons I learned in school. The average child will spend more than 20,000 hours in school by the time they graduate. That’s 20,000 hours of lessons that will impact the rest of their life, 20,000 stepping stones to help them reach a potential filled future. I am a lifelong Felicity resident, school alumni and current FelicityFranklin school district employee. I am proud to say my 20,000 hours spent in the Felicity school system helped shape who I am today. The wise words of my middle school English teacher, “plan ahead” still echo whenever I start a project. My softball coach still reminds me to “always give 110 percent.” I am grateful for the wonderful teachers and caring community that gave me the foundation I needed. But I have been saddened recently to see this community divided over an

important issue. Issue 2 is about our children. It’s not about how many people are on welfare. It’s not about rental property or family-owned farms. It’s not about who’s on the school board, who used to be on the school board or who never got on the school board. It’s not about a football team. It’s not about what the police department is doing. It’s not about personal agendas, cliques, the economy or drugs. Issue 2 is about moving forward. It’s about an able community doing the right thing because it’s the right thing. It’s about every child deserving a stable, quality education regardless of what home they come from. It’s about providing 20,000 hours of life-changing education to Felicity’s future leaders. Don’t think for a second that you are “making a point” by voting against Issue 2. If you do, start saying goodbye. Without the school system what does Felicity have? It won’t have Friday night basketball games. It won’t have homecoming or FFA banquets. It won’t have 115 employees coming into our

community every day. There will be no cardinal pride when the state comes in and divides Jill Diesel students between Bethel and New RichCommunity mond. Press guest Felicity is a great columnist community with incredible potential, if we would just agree to work together. Ignore the petty arguments and personal agendas and see the big picture. Work together, to benefit everyone. Do not ignore this issue. Do not vote against it because you don’t understand it, because you saw a yellow sign, or because someone you know told you something they heard. Get the facts. Like my old English teacher said, “plan ahead” for a brighter tomorrow. Visit Call your elected board members and discuss your concerns. “The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.” Jill Diesel lives on Washington Street in Felicity.

Income tax will help Felicity schools The Felicity-Franklin local school district is proposing a 1-percent earned income tax to help with the expenditures of the school system. There has been a lot of talk and a lot of rumors about what this tax is or isn’t. With a special needs student in the Felicity school system, I took it upon myself to find out what this was all about and not simply listen to the loudest voice in the room. What I found was something that I have known for some time: Our school is in desperate need of funding that our state doesn’t seem to worry about because they continually cut our funding but expect the school district to make up the difference. And now we’re forced to do whatever we can to help save our district.

I’ve heard the suggestion that we should let the state come in and take over our school system to, I think in essence, “teach a lesson” to those who have made bad choices and decisions in the past. After hearing all the rhetoric and information, I have decided to vote for the earned income tax not because of what’s happened in the past, but because I want to focus on the future of my son’s education. One of my hesitations in believing that the state will solve this problem is that regardless of what political party you associate with, it’s no secret that our state has lost jobs. DHL left Wilmington; NCR left Dayton; GM is barely hanging on in Youngstown. As a parent, I cannot in good conscience

trust those who have allowed these jobs to leave the state be in control of my son’s educational future. Think of it like this: If your house was on fire, you would do everything in your power to get your family out safely. With our school district in need, for us to sit idly by and do nothing or expect the government to solve it would be like sitting in a burning house saying, “Don’t worry, the fire department will get us out.” The sad reality is that schools all over this state are on fire economically. It’s happening right now in Felicity, it’s happened already in other surrounding districts like Little Miami. And with our economy, in time it will happen to and affect every school district in this state. While this

e a r n e d income tax may not be the complete solution, it’s Monty a way to help Eastman keep our head above Community water so that Press we can proGuest vide a quality Columnist education to our students. I want to do what I can to help ensure that my son can stay in one school for his entire education and not have to worry about moving him from one school to the next because of the lack of funding the school receives from the state. I owe him that much. Monty Eastman lives on Ohio 133 in Felicity.

Support the Felicity-Franklin school levy The Felicity-Franklin Local School District is asking voters to approve the first tax levy in 33 years in the upcoming election. Obviously this has generated some robust debate in the community. At the heart of many of these debates is the quality of education students receive in the district. There are many ways to judge the effectiveness of a school district. I believe the best way to judge something is by the finished product. For public schools that product is its graduates and our graduates are direct evidence that we have been successful. I am very proud to say that I am in my 21st year of teaching at FelicityFranklin High School. Almost every student has to spend at least a year in my classroom which gives me the opportunity to know each of them. And one of the greatest pleasures in teaching in the community where I live is that I get to follow their success in adulthood. Every day I see my former students working as productive young adults. It makes me proud of them. But it makes me even more proud of the job that

my elementary, middle and high school colleagues have done. These young adults would not be as successful if it had not been for the education they received at Felicity-Franklin. As I walk through the halls of our school I see 10 of my former students teaching. I remember when I expected a lot from them and now they are holding their students to a high standard. I’m also proud to see our secretary and nurse, who once worked hard in my class, now working hard for the school. In the business community, I see our graduates working and managing operations as diverse as managing our bank to our funeral home. I know of at least three attorneys, five medical doctors, a veterinarian and numerous nurses and engineers. Several recent graduates work at Procter & Gamble and other corporations. I even trust my back to a chiropractor I first met as one of my history students. As a social studies teacher, I pay close attention to local government. I’m proud to see one of my former students serving as the mayor of Felicity

and another is a Franklin Township trustee. Others serve on the Chilo council, the Felicity and county Ralph boards of education. Adams When I take voter registration cards to the Community board of elections they Press are processed promptly Guest by another former stuColumnist dent. I even see one on the television news who is now a deputy sheriff escorting prisoners into the courtroom. Many of our recent graduates have served as combat soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. One was an Army doctor, another serves on Air Force One, another flies F-18 jets for the Navy. Our graduates are living proof that we can train the next generation of community leaders and productive citizens. But we need your help, please vote yes for Issue 2. Thank You. Ralph Adams is a teacher for the FelicityFranklin Local School District.

Strong communities make strong schools A strong education makes for a strong community. A strong community makes for a strong education. It does take a strong community, to work with the family, to raise a child and weather the storms of life. We are all individuals together in this effort. We are all part of a larger community that can help or hurt our best efforts to raise our children. The school is part of that community. And now we need your support. Life these days is tougher than it has been. The good old days are gone. Perhaps one day in the

future we will look back at these days and marvel in the fact that we persevered. Life isn’t always what we expect it to be. Instead of community we find other things craving our attention. Look to the headlines of any newspaper to identify evidence of crime, lack of civility and tolerance, political hatred, poverty and recession. These are a few of the things we don’t have much control over. We all hope for a better life for our children. If Felicity is to continue to grow and get stronger as a community, a great education is neces-

sary. We have worked hard in the past to help ensure students have that strong education. We want all who come through our doors to stay in Felicity and help with building that strength. Part of the campaign message is “show you care.” Help build that sense of community. We are in this together. I invite you to get involved with the schools. Serve on a committee, offer support and advice and give something back to the community. Make sure the sense of purpose you feel in your own life is shared with others. None of

us are as smart as all of us. Most of all find a Glenn way to conMoore tinue to support the Community FelicityPress Franklin Guest Local School Columnist District. Go to the polls on Nov. 2 and vote “yes” on Issue 2. Your support is needed and greatly appreciated. Glenn Moore is superintendent of the FelicityFranklin Local School District.

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Bethel Journal


Vote ‘no’ on Felicity-Franklin levy I am writing to advise your readers how to vote on Issue 2 in Felicity. I am a long-term resident of Felicity. I have attended Felicity school and have a child in the FelicityFranklin school system currently and another child currently scheduled to start in Felicity next year. All of these are great reasons to vote on the Issue 2 tax levy. I, like all parents, want what is best for my/their children. At first I thought I was for the levy as I will spare no expense to get the best education I can for my children. However, in further review I learned by voting “no” on the levy I am actually voting for the best, long-term solution, not a short-term fix, for my children’s future in the school district. In the simplest of terms the current budget has expenditures greater than income. Pass or fail the district’s forecasted expenses will still be greater than forecasted income. At the levy meeting Oct. 19, it was stated that the community cannot support a levy large enough to increase income enough to cover current expenses. The only option there is to balance the budget, is to reduce expenses below income. This is not intended to be an indictment of the school board, current or former, the teacher’s union, administration or anyone at the school .You cannot change the past, you can only take action in the present that will influence the future. While I don’t like the idea of teachers or staff losing their jobs, salary and benefits

makes up the greatest percentage of the total budget. Like many in the community I have a family memJoe ber who Glassmeyer works at the Community school. Tough times call for Press tough deciGuest sions. Sooner Columist or later this cost will need to be addressed and brought in line with revenues. I, like many others, would prefer this to be a locally made decision versus one made by someone in Columbus. There is not an “if” this decision will need to be made, but actually “when” this decision will need to be made. By voting no on the levy you can actually be a part of the solution by placing the school board in a situation where the budget will be addressed “now” versus “later.” If you would like a feel good panacea for the next year or so go ahead and vote “yes.” These same problems will be there for us to deal with at a later time, they will not go away. If you want to proudly tell your kids and grandkids what you did to maintain local control and the long-term viability of the Felicity-Franklin school district, I would implore you to stand up and be counted by voting “no” on Issue 2 Tuesday, Nov. 2. Joe Glassmeyer lives on Ohio 133 in Felicity.

Emphasize innovation and hard work This past weekend, my husband and I attended the awards ceremony at the 83rd annual National FFA Convention. We were the proud parents of a recipient of the National FFA American Degree. The degree is the highest level of achievement awarded FFA members. It is not based on community service, socio-economic status or popularity. It is awarded to those who demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurship and recordkeeping. It is not part of the mandatory curriculum. It is given to those who did this for themselves. Will it matter in the real world? Yes. As parents, we want more for our children than we had. We must not just give them “things.” We need to show them how to achieve the success they want by taking advantage of the opportunities offered to them. Kellie was fortunate to have Holly Jennings as an advisor. The American Degree application process is time consuming and tedious for the applicant and advisor. Not all teachers are as willing to give what she has. I have known Holly since before she was my daughter’s age. I have seen her work hard for what she has achieved. I respect her desire to do well and her willingness to help those who want to do well. As a resident of Felicity, we are looking at an earned income tax on the ballot in November. Mrs. Jennings is the type of teacher who should benefit from the income of this tax. Because of laws out of our control, citizens cannot reward deserving teachers over those who are “just doing their jobs.” This tax is biased. Only those who have jobs con-

tribute. Income from retirement, investments, rental and vacation properties will be taxed. Regina not In this stressHowerton ful economic our Community time, expenses, just Press the Guest like schools, have Columnist increased. We have all tightened our belts. These are lessons we have had to learn, as well as teach our kids, to protect our future. Self-satisfaction may be the only reward we get from this, just as the recipients of the FFA American Degree. The choice to not support the tax is not one that means we don’t care. It is simply one of those tough choices that are painful, but necessary. We need to find other ways to support those who display innovation and hard work. Money for raises and state of the art equipment is always a wonderful way to show support, but it is not always possible. As we try to teach our children to be productive and reap the rewards of success, we need to be mindful that success is not always measured in wealth or who has the “most toys.” We also need to teach them what is fair and equitable. Whatever the outcome of this hotly debated issue, we need to agree to disagree, if necessary, and really put the emphasis on innovation and hard work with the goal of bettering ourselves as well as those around us. Regina Howerton lives on FelicityHigginsport Road in Franklin Township.


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The children need our help

As I was driving around yesterday I noticed the “Vote No” signs and it made we wonder, are those community members really against the levy or do they just have personal vendettas? Do they realize that for some of these children, school is all they have? For some children this is the only place they get breakfast, a hot lunch, or something as simple as a hug or a smile. They feel safe here and we really care about them. I am a graduate of Felicity schools, a community member and an employee of Felicity schools. Now is the time to put hard feelings and the past aside and put the children first. If we have to make more substantial cuts, the children will not get the education they deserve. What I’ve always loved about this community is that when someone is in need, everyone pulls together to help. We throw together benefits, dances, bake sales, etc., whatever it takes to see them through a hard time. The children of this community now need our help. They need us to pull together and vote “yes” on Issue 2 Nov. 2. Michelle Utter Food Service Director Felicity

Another Republican’s choice: Croswell

I am writing this in support of Scott Croswell for county commissioner. Why you ask? It’s very simple. He’s the best person for the job. He has shown that he is willing to make the tough choices and do whatever it takes to maintain and oper-


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ate within a balanced budget. His eight years as a county commissioner gives him the experience that this county needs to continue to grow and expand. As Scott has previously stated, the commissioners have been forced to make very difficult choices regarding budget cuts, but have done so to protect the financial condition of the county government and most important to protect the taxpayers. Scott is sensitive and in tune to the needs of the county. Let’s be honest folks, we need him more than he needs us. Ralph J. Vilardo Jr. Milford

Wilson sincerely cares

Archie Wilson is the best choice for Clermont County commissioner Nov. 2. I have known Archie for 25 years and he is a phenomenal person and sincerely cares about the future of Clermont County. His work ethic, business sense, leadership and compassion are what we need for the future success of this county. For years I worked alongside Archie Wilson as an employee and learned about hard work, perseverance and seeing the job through. I learned about commitment to family, business and community. After college Archie helped me in establishing my own company and taught me about entrepreneurship and small business in Clermont County. I learned from him how to run a company, employ citizens of this county and how important it is to give back to the community in which our company operates. Archie is the candidate we need and his experience and “no nonsense” approach will get things done for this county and make Clermont a better place to live and work. I can assure you from experience, there is no one who will work harder and fight for the future of this county than Archie Wilson. Vote Archie Wilson. John Von Holle Union Township

Croswell has a proven record of success Limited government. Lower taxes. Job creation through economic development. These are not campaign promises. I have delivered results by promoting each of these conservative ideals for the past eight years during which I have had the privilege of serving as your county commissioner. Promoting limited government and lower taxes is not simply a campaign slogan to me. I do not believe big government benefits anyone. When I saw waste in the county budget, I voted to eliminate it even when it hurt me politically. By refusing to play favorites and place political patronage ahead of my principles, I lost the endorsement of the Republican Party in this election. As backwards as it sounds, Tim Rudd, the Republican Party chairman, has worked against my campaign because I reduced the size of government by cutting funding for his office along

the greatest prosperity for all is achieved when free people live and work in a private property based, capitalist system. Our groups are working to better educate citizens about the principles of liberty and to help them become more engaged in their government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” To find out more about the Clermont County Tea Party visit As structured, Tea Party community groups do not endorse candidates. Instead, endorsements are made by political parties and PACs. Based on candidate surveys, the qualifying electors of the Ohio Tea Party PAC voted unanimously to endorse Archie Wilson (R) for Clermont County commissioner. Clermont County and its townships currently suffer from an epidemic of aggressive application of tax incentives applied in the name of economic development. Such policies have caused millions of dollars in property taxes to be diverted from

mont County when it comes to job creation despite troubled economic times. When faced with the loss of hundreds of jobs at the Old Ford Plant along Route 32 in Batavia, I worked to help find a way to reinvent the site and attract new tenants and new jobs to the facility. Today, the University of Cincinnati occupies part of the space bringing hundreds of new jobs and as many students to that new campus each day. When Total Quality Logistics outgrew their facility here, I worked to help keep the business in Clermont County and preserve these important jobs. The strong economic environment in Clermont County is the same reason Tata Consulting Services made the decision to locate its offices here. Most recently, Jungle Jim’s made the decision to bring nearly 400 new jobs to Clermont County. Businesses continue to look to Clermont County when

seeking to relocate or establish their roots and it did not happen by accident. Using all of the economic development tools available, I have worked tirelessly in conjunction with local municipalities to attract new businesses and preserve existing ones. It is for these reasons my re-election is being supported by so many countywide elected officials, all three township trustees in Miami, Union and Williamsburg townships and the mayors of so many cities and villages across the county. If re-elected, I will continue to work hard to promote these ideals and ensure Clermont County continues to grow and prosper without risking our strong financial position. R. Scott Croswell is a resident of Miami Township and has served as Clermont County commissioner for the past eight years. He is seeking re-election Nov. 2.

Croswell supports economic development Ted Stevenot should be proud of his work in founding the Clermont Tea party. Through the efforts of those like him across this country, many citizens who had never been interested in politics or the workings of government are now tuned in and making a difference. After organizing this effort around the tenets of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets in a manner effective enough to control the Republican Central Committee in Union township and garner significant influence at the county level, Stevenot has led efforts that appear inconsistent with the spirit of the movement. The Tea Party’s endorsed candidate for commissioner is opposed to the use of TIFs and JEDDs despite the fact that they are authorized by the legislature for use in attracting economic development. The local Tea Party, under Stevenot’s guidance, published a document opposing TIFs and JEDDs leaving out all information about the return these tools bring in the form of jobs and sales tax and other revenue in excess of the “millions diverted” to make a convincing case against them. Now that these omissions have been called out, the focus has been switched to objection to property purchases as part of an economic devel-

Tea Party works to restore America Last year, I helped cofound the Union Township Tea Party which later became a hub for the Clermont County Tea Party groups. The debate over Obamacare was the “final straw” that brought us into existence. After years of watching freedoms fall one by one and seeing so-called conservative leaders cave in time after time to cronyism, big spending and big government “progressivism,” enough was enough. So what is the Tea Party? It is people just like you – ordinary citizens. We are not a third party, nor do we wish to be. Instead, it is our intent to work within the two-party system to restore the essential principles on which our nation was founded. Our efforts focus on three core values: Fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. Fiscal responsibility means the government should stop spending money it doesn’t have. Limited government is a call to return to our nation’s founding principles as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and in our Constitution. Free markets acknowledge that

with other c o u n t y offices. Curiously, many other count y w i d e officeholders office R. Scott whose budgets I Croswell III also cut are Community actively supPress porting my a n d i d a c y, Guest cbut Tim Columnist Rudd is not. If making cuts and refusing to borrow against our children and grandchildren’s future meant I would not receive the endorsement of the Clermont County Republican Party, I did not want it so I am running as an independent. I sleep very well each night knowing that I was not afraid to cut the size of government to ensure we had a balanced budget without raising your taxes. I am also proud of the many accomplishments the other two commissioners and I have made in Cler-

their normal course of distribution and contributed to a propenTed sity for government Stevenot driven “deal making” in Community Press the county. Guest Rather than handColumnist pick winners and losers, Clermont County government should work to establish a consistent set of favorable ground rules that apply equally to all private investors. Further, the government should never consider using taxpayer money to invest in private real estate transactions. If a particular transaction really is such a great deal, then private funding should be easy enough to find. It’s time for us to ensure that core principles of good government are applied at all levels of our political system. Get involved. Learn more about how to protect your liberty and be sure to vote Nov. 2. Working together, we can restore America. Ted Stevenot Union Township

opment project under the premise they disrupt the free market by picking winners and losers. Whether local governments should have authority to purTim the chase property, instiDonnellon tute TIFs or JEDDs or Community take any other action Press for economic developis a philosophical Guest ment debate for the state legColumnist islature. That body, to date, has chosen to authorize the use of these funding tools and defined the limits on the procedures local government can use for such projects. If Mr. Stevenot, his commissioner candidate, and others believe these tools exceed proper limits on local government’s role, they should take that concern to the state legislature and persuade the central committee to endorse legislature candidates that support changing the law to prohibit their use by all local governments. By calling for Union Township and Clermont County to unilaterally avoid the use of these tools while they remain available for Hamilton, Warren, and Butler counties and West Chester, Lib-

erty and Sycamore townships, they irresponsibly ask Clermont County to stand alone on the sidelines while these entities compete for jobs and growth. The Union Township trustees and the Clermont County commissioners understand that choosing to aggressively use these legal means to bring jobs and economic development here and constructing projects that return more than they cost picks our residents as the ultimate winners. Scott Croswell, the incumbent commissioner, has shown that he supports economic development projects that make sense. Scott’s record of bringing positive return on these projects while controlling expenses by cutting the county budget makes him the most fiscally-responsible candidate for commissioner. The fact that he has consistently stood for doing the right thing, even if it means he loses the Republican party endorsement, makes Scott the best choice for Clermont County commissioner. I ask you to join me in voting for Scott Croswell for commissioner. Timothy M. Donnellon is a Union Township trustee. He lives on Aicholtz Road.

Wilson is Good Samaritan to many Have you ever saved a life? Have you ever stepped up and been a Good Samaritan? Archie Wilson has. Archie has experienced a life with deep valleys and wonderful mountain tops. He has overcome the roadblock on the road to success. Archie has remembered from where he came and the struggles his family overcame. This is why he supports organizations that lift others up, works hard to make his community a better place and is willing to stand up for what is right. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty,” said Winston Churchill. Some things I would like you to reflect on: As a young child, Archie Wilson father was murdered. Archie immediately became the “man of the house” for his mother and two siblings. His mother turned her grief into hard work. She never relied on government for assistance. She overcame adversity. Archie would learn these lessons well. At 16 he took a third-shift factory job to keep the family going. He learned the value of a hard-earned dollar. He took this foundation forward to learn the plumbing

trade. Archie and his partner struck out to discover the American dream. Success followed and as a result Midwestern Plumbing Services was recognized as the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Corporate Pacesetter Award. Archie Wilson is pro-life. He appreciates the wonder of life and all the possibilities it brings, both positive and negative. He understands the power of God’s grace in all of our lives. That’s why Archie and Sandy are strong supporters of “A Caring Place.” “A Caring Place” provides a place of shelter when young lives are thrown into turmoil and difficult life and death decision are made. The organization provides counselors and support to young women and men who have been blessed with new life. Its one thing to say you are “pro-life,” but another to support organizations that make life possible. Archie Wilson believes we all need help along the way. That’s why Archie and Sandy are strong supporters of The Boys & Girls Club, Clermont Senior Citizens and the Jim Sauls Homeless Shelter. Young kids need positive support during difficult times. The Boys & Girls Club provides those sup-

port systems when others are unable to during that period of life. Harry Our elderly citizens need Snyder graceful attention dur- Community Press ing the golden Guest years. The Clermont Columnist Senior Citizens are that helping hand, watchful eye and comforting support during those years. Some individuals during these difficult times find themselves homeless after a series of mishaps. The Jim Sauls homeless shelter provides that safety-net to catch individuals and families and provide the helping hands to other services available. Yes, I know a Good Samaritan when I see one and Archie Wilson is one. This election is about the character of the men and women who represent us. I am proud to support my friend Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner. Please join me this election and vote for Archie Wilson. Harry Snyder is a resident of Stonelick Township.

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Pill Box offers personal touch By John Seney

Being the pharmacist and owner of the Pill Box is not a chore for Robert Westbrook. “I love coming to work every day,” he said. Westbrook said he worked for several chain pharmacies before buying his own store in Amelia in 1979. In 1984, the Pill Box moved to its present home at the corner of Ohio Pike and Amelia-Olive Branch Road in Batavia Township, just outside Amelia. Westbrook said personal service is what sets the Pill Box apart from other pharmacies. “We know everybody who comes in,” he said. “We are part of the community.” Westbrook said his pharmacy recently was accredited by the American Association of Diabetic Educators to provide information to diabetics. He has been a diabetic educator for years, and the accreditation allows other trained employees to provide the service “It allows us to have people come in to have basic and advanced education, billable to the insurance company,” Westbrook said. “As busy as a physician’s office is, they don’t always have the time to discuss all the aspects of diabetes with the patient.”

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Business: Pill Box Pharmacy and Gift Box Address: 1400 Ohio Pike, Batavia Township Phone: 753-4700 Website: Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Drive-through service available Owner and pharmacist: Robert Westbrook Employees: 15 Most of the educational sessions are one-on-one with the patient and last 30 to 40 minutes. Topics covered include nutrition and exercise as well as information about drugs. “In talking to our customers, so many people lack the knowledge about diabetes,” he said. “People need to talk in private and express their concerns and fears.” Tina Freyhof, receiving clerk, said the store expanded about a year ago to offer a wider selection of gifts. Items available include candles, purses, collectibles, cards, baby items, jewelry, wine accessories and seasonal merchandise. “We also do engraving, and have a large selection of picture frames,” she said. “We’ve tried to stay unique and personal,” Westbrook said.


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Sunshine Godfrey, Bobby Hazelwood (center), and Brody Hickman work on a project during art class. For this second grade project, the students had to color pages and then paint them black. Once the paint was dry they scratched designs onto the paper so the color would show through.

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Cooper, Dorothy Snyder to be honored as Pacesetters

Robert Westbrook, pharmacist and owner of the Pill Box, works in the pharmacy of his store in Batavia Township.


Cooper Snyder considers the completion of the James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway one of the major accomplishments of his career as a state senator. “When I took office, my predecessor told me that was the one thing that needed to be done,” Snyder said. “It was only partially finished.” Snyder made completion of the four-lane highway from Cincinnati to the West Virginia border, also known as Ohio 32, his top priority. The highway was important to the economy of Clermont County, he said, because it gave workers easy access to the county. “It was our first accomplishment,” he said. Snyder considered he and his wife, Dorothy, a team during his Senate service, which ran from 1979 to 1996. “Throughout my Senate career, Dorothy was with me. It was a team,” he said. The couple will be honored by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce with the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. Matthew Van Sant, president/CEO of the chamber, said the Snyders were being recognized for contributing to the economic vitality of Clermont County. “Dorothy and I counted Clermont County as


Dorothy and Cooper Snyder are winners of the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. extremely important in the area we represented,” Snyder said. Although Snyder represented an 11-county area of Southwest Ohio, his impact on Clermont County was significant, Van Sant said. “He had a pro-business orientation,” Van Sant said. “He made sure the area had a competitive advantage.” Van Sant said the Snyders were being honored as a pair because, “they were inseparable at events. She had a large part in the success of his career.” “I worked a lot with the chamber of commerce,” Snyder said. “I thought they were an important element in the economic development of Clermont County.” Snyder said another

major accomplishment was obtaining funding for the expansion of UC Clermont College. “The college was overflowing,” he said. It took three tries, he said, but working with college officials, he was finally able to get funding for the school approved. He said his wife played an important role in the UC Clermont efforts. “Dorothy saw the importance of it. She was the one who pressed for it,” he said. As a tribute to her efforts, he said, her name, as well as his, is on one of the buildings at the college. Other accomplishments he mentioned were construction of a rowing facility at East Fork Lake State Park

and improvements at Stonelick State Park. “Everything I accomplished was because of the leadership of the community,” he said. “I was just the tool.” Pierce Township Fiscal Officer Karen Register said the Snyders inspired her to get into politics. She was involved in 1979 with a neighborhood group that was trying to keep heavy trucks off a street. She couldn’t get any elected officials to return her calls until she got in touch with Snyder, who helped resolve the issue. “Cooper and Dorothy inspired me to take an active role in what was happening in my community,” Register said. “They embraced community service.” Register agreed the Snyders were a team. “There were just a phenomenal couple,” she said. “They were always working in tandem.” Also being recognized at the Pacesetter Awards Dinner are John Hayden of American Modern Insurance Group and the accounting firm of Kamphaus, Henning & Hood. The dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4, at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 4501 Eastgate Blvd.. Reservations for individuals and corporate tables may be made through Oct. 28 at 576-5000 or

Awards recognize strides in mental health “Putting a New Face on Mental Health” was the theme Oct. 15 for the fifth annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes Awards. The event is sponsored each year by the Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. and recognizes individuals in recovery from a mental illness as well as heroes in the community who assist those with mental illness to overcome obstacles. The Making a Difference Peer Support Award was presented to Teresa Riley of Amelia for her efforts in being a positive peer role model. Riley works part-time at The Phoenix Place in Amelia and has made great accomplishments in her own recovery. She now works in a peer support program, recently was accepted to graduate school, and purchased her own home this spring. Riley also remains an active volunteer in the community and is currently assisting with the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board levy campaign. Nancy Ball, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County, was honored for her internship with Child Focus last year. Through this internship, Ball provided therapeutic support services to four families in Clermont County and taught group discussions to children in the juvenile court system. Ball continued her group curriculum long after her internship ended. Alex Scherra and Erin Conner Carrington were honored for their work with the


Seven people were chosen as award winners Oct. 15 at the fifth annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes Awards. The event recognizes individuals in recovery from a mental illness as well as heroes in the community who assist those with mental illness to overcome obstacles. Shown from left are Ann Hoffman-Ruffner, Partnership for Mental Health president; state Rep. Joe Uecker; award recipients Alex Scherra, Erin Conner Carrington, Teresa Riley, Ken Jones, Becky Mosteller, Sherri Howard and Nancy Ball; and Gertrud Whitaker, district director for U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt. My Feelings are a Work of Art Project in May. This program was provided by Clermont FAST TRAC, a System of Care initiative of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Scherra and Carrington used their artistic talents to encourage youth to express their feelings through multiple art projects. Scherra is a artist who volunteered his time and expertise to develop lesson plans for the project, making sure they were engaging, yet developmentally- and ageappropriate for the partner agencies who participated. He also worked closely with Clermont County Children’s Protective Services children in foster care, and the Clermont Recovery Center older

adolescents involved in drug treatment programs. Carrington’s background in drama therapy, as well as her work as a life skills counselor for the Clermont County Juvenile Court’s Probation Department, helped her expand the My Feelings art project to include art history. She also facilitated several art projects and discussions about mental health with positive ways to express this to children and youth. Officer Sherri Howard of the Miami Township Police Department was honored for her ability to go beyond the call of duty to ensure individuals with a mental illness are treated with dignity and respect, and are connected with needed behavioral health services. Howard completed a 40-hour crisis intervention training and has advocated for all Miami Township police to receive the same training. Howard

works with her colleagues to ensure they have training on mental illness and helps them learn how to best work with individuals who have mental health challenges. The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. has hosted the Celebration of Hope and Heroes Awards since 2006. It spans the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky region and includes the following Partnership members: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Child Focus, Inc., LifePoint Solutions, Inc., Clermont County Adult Probation, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont County Family and Children First, Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, Clermont County Senior Services, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, The Lindner Center of Hope, Mental Health Association of Southwest Ohio, Mercy Health Partners SWOH, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Youth Advocate Program – South Region, Northland Intervention Center, Inc., the Phoenix Place, HealthSource of Ohio, Recovery Center of Hamilton, St. Aloysius Orphanage, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and three members at large: David Moyer, Roberta Tureen and Teresa Davis. The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. meets every other month at Child Focus, Inc. To learn more information on becoming a member of the partnership, contact or 732-4921.


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October 28, 2010



The Open Road, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Park National Bank Art Gallery. Duo exhibit of pottery, paintings and drawings by Ben Clark and Ashley Shellhause. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. 732-5200. Batavia.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS MUSIC - ROCK Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township. Clermont County Genealogical Society Display, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 101 E. Main St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 732-7597. Batavia.


Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. 379-4900; Mount Carmel. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, Noon-6 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 752-5580. Amelia.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Stories, games and crafts. Birth to elementary school age. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.

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Texas Hippie Coalition, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Rhino’s Eastgate, 792 Eastgate South Drive, With Wrecked and Savage Soul. Ages 21 and up. $12. 752-1800; Eastgate.


Magic of the Night, 7 p.m., Krueger Auditorium, University of Cincinnati Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Halloween-themed magic show with Stephen Knight. Geared toward families with children ages 3-13. Family friendly. $6, $4 seniors, children and UC students. Presented by UC Clermont College. 558-1215; Batavia.


Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Black oil seed, bluebird nuggets, nomess mix, peanuts, safflower seed, suet and thistle seed. Selection of bird houses, bird feeders and pole systems. $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township.


Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, 1-6 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, More than 50 companies exhibiting for both businessto-business and business-to-consumer. Includes Taste of Loveland 4-6 p.m. with area restaurants and caterers offering menu samples. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


Widowed Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Presented by Clermont Senior Services. 724-1255. Union Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 9


Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., Plus-level square and round dance club. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford. Clermont County Genealogical Society Display, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County Administration Offices, 732-7597. Batavia.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Haunted Tour, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Tour of facility including mysterious second floor. Hear tale of original property owners and witness fate of those that crossed federal guard John Reeves. Ages 12 and up. $12, $10 advance. 683-1581; www.lovelandgreenhouse. com/haunted-tour-tickets.html. Loveland.


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


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


Cruisin’ the Parkway, 5 p.m., Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive, Car show with door prizes, music and charity split-the-pot. Family friendly. Free. 8317550. Milford.


Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 3 0


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Magician Stephen Knight, left, will present “Magic of the Night” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at UC Clermont’s Krueger Auditorium, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. The Halloween-themed family-friendly magic show is geared toward families with children ages 3 to 13. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors, children and UC students. For more information or tickets, call 558-1215 or visit


Halloween Bash and Haunted Historic Walk, 6-10 p.m., Downtown New Richmond, 116 Susanna Way, Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond. Loveland’s Amazing Adventure Halloween Edition, 6 p.m., Downtown Loveland, West Loveland Avenue, Teams of four will compete by accomplishing the tricks they choose in a period of time. All tricks will happen downtown. Includes scavenger hunt, event mask, free food sampling, as all locations and one drink ticket, music and bonfire. Ages 21 and up. $25 per person. Registration required. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland. Halloween Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mount Carmel Pub, 4501 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Prizes for best costumes and drink specials. Music by Right Turn Clyde. Ages 21 and up. Free. 528-9974. Mount Carmel. Paranormal Haunted Halloween Bash, 811 p.m., The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, 310 Washington St. Haunted House, food and drinks, arts and crafts for children, costume contest, ghost hunting training class, music and dancing. Raffle prizes include an all-night ghost hunt with paranormal investigators. $5. Reservations required. Presented by Southern Ohio Apparition Researchers. 553-4146; New Richmond. Halloween Bash With S.O.A.R., 8-11 p.m., Washington Hall, 310 Washington St., Costume contest, haunted house, music and dancing, ghost hunting training class, arts and crafts for kids, food and drinks and raffle prizes including an all-night ghost hunt with SOAR. $5. Reservations required. Presented by Southern Ohio Apparition Researchers. New Richmond. Haunted Tour, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Loveland Greenhouse, $12, $10 advance. 683-1581; Loveland.


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


Clermont County Historical Society Display: Tools of the Past, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


Elvis Night with Jo-El, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, 106 E. Main St., All-night movie, music, food specials and music. Free. 943-4637. Amelia.


Member Naturalists Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, 12-hour program offers training and practice in natural history, hands-on interpretive skills and public speaking. Learn about local natural history and gain skills for sharing knowledge and interests with others. Class is the first step toward becoming a skilled naturalist and interpreter. CNC volunteers and potential volunteers who complete course are eligible to be considered for volunteer member naturalist position. Ages 18 and up. Students must attend all three sessions. Family friendly. $40, $30 member. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 1


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


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford.


Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Presentations cover wide range of natural history topics. Presenters include local and national experts and CNC naturalists. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 2

HEALTH / WELLNESS Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate. SHOPPING

Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. W E D N E S D A Y, N O V. 3



WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. Free; donations accepted. 8315500; Milford.


Health Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate. Back and Spinal Care Class, Noon-12:30 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Introduction to chiropractic care and what conditions it can help. Importance of spinal health, good posture, ergonomics and biomechanics discussed to help prevent injuries. 753-6325. Eastgate.


Herpetology Programs, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Topic: Member photo contest herpetology collection display. Learn more about reptiles and amphibians with the Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. CNC Members free, $3 nonmember adult, child $1. 831-1711; Union Township.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.


Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 4

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, Registration required. 732-2128; Batavia. RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.

Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; Bethel.


Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township.

Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford.



Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. PROVIDED

Said to be haunted, Music Hall will be the location of an All Hallows Eve Paranormal Investigation from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Led by the Cincinnati Research and Paranormal Studies organization, various detection equipment will be used. Participants will learn about Music Hall’s history, much of which relates to the potential for paranormal activity; staff’s experiences with paranormal happenings; and will visit various areas of Music Hall. Tickets are $50 and limited to 24 participants. Visit or call 513-621-2787.

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


The Cincinnati Museum Center honors the bat with BatFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Bats will be all aflutter as the center’s big brown bat colony will take flight in the Museum of Natural History and Science hourly, on the hour. Bat-related activities and games will be on hand from the Cincinnati Park Board, there will be author readings about bats and learn all about bats with a scavenger hunt, through a game of Jeopardy at 2 p.m. and from the Northern Kentucky University Bat Research Group. There will also be Halloween fun in the Children’s Theater at 11 a.m. and a Costume Parade at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. BatFest activities are free for members or with an all-museum pass. Passes are $12.50. Visit or call 800-733-2077.


Bethel Journal

October 28, 2010


What a grieving person can expect from others No other experience is as frequent as loss. Life begins with the loss of the comfortable womb and ends with the loss of life in this world or of people we dearly love. Between womb and tomb there are many varieties of other findings and losings. Accompanying each loss is a certain degree of grieving. I say “a certain degree” because losing our wallet, losing some of our hair, losing our job, losing our health or mobility, and losing our spouse or child all cause grief of varying degrees. It’s the loss of someone loved that creates the greatest wound. The word “grief” comes from the Latin gravis, “to bear,” “to carry the heaviness and depth of a situation.” We only grieve what has value to us. When a person we love dies, contrasting feelings fight within us. On one hand we appreciate this valued person we’ve been blessed to have and hold in our heart. On the other hand, our heart’s

sorrow is immeasurable because we can no longer hold him or her. Life’s t r e a s u r e s become life’s losses. Yet we must Father Lou never hesitate to Guntzelman love because we Perspectives someday may lose them. That condemns us to a woodenlike life. Grief is normal. Like other primal emotions it resists words and platitudes, resists being pinned down, analyzed and dealt with as a measurable problem. We resist others’ thinking they know just how we feel, for our love and our pain is specifically ours. What we do not resist – and need very much – is the sensitive understanding of others. Our compassion, maturity and social graces help us relate to those in grief. They help us know what to say

Grief is normal. Like other primal emotions it resists words and platitudes, resists being pinned down, analyzed and dealt with as a measurable problem. and what not to say; what to do and what not to do; and realize when the one grieving wishes to be left alone and when our presence is needed. Many people are uncomfortable around a grieving person, sometimes petrified, insensitive, rude or disconnected. Leon Wieseltier in his book “Kaddish,” derides what he sees as the American preoccupation with moving on, “closure,” tidying up painful experiences and memories. “Americans really believe that the past is past,” he writes. “They do not know that the past soaks the present like the light of a distant star. Things that are over do not end. They come inside us and seek sanctuary in subjectivity. And there they live on, in the consciousness of individuals and communities.”

Is what he says about our obsession with moving on and obtaining closure true? I believe so. The most repressed and banished fear we carry around is death anxiety. We are afraid of death, we don’t like to be around it, we exercise and diet to avoid it, we don’t talk about it. Men, much more than women, are struck dumb in dealing with such sensitive issues. Woody Allen, speaking for many men, relies on humor to avoid dealing with death. Allen said once, “I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Whether it be excessive death anxiety or lack of social graces, we can still learn to be of support to grieving people – not just in the immediacy of their loss, but over the long haul.

During many subsequent weeks or months we can genuinely ask how they’re doing, be willing to really listen if it appears they wish to talk a little, and not just presuppose “they should be over it by now.” After one of my sisters died, a remaining sister received a card and kind expressions of consolation But after two weeks it was never mentioned again. We never “get over” the major joys and sorrows of our lives. Sure, we like to talk and share our joys. But our sorrows always remain heavier to bear alone. Yet realistically, every one of us must learn to do that despite all the caring support we receive. That’s just part of being an imperfect human with a vulnerable heart. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

High-risk insurance plans now being offered “I have bills to pay, books for school, so I’m at a dead-end road and that’s why I called Howard Ain you, so Hey Howard! you could help me and all the others out there who are having the same problem I’m running into,” Griffin said. So I told her about a new high-risk pool in Ohio run by Medical Mutual of Ohio. “I’ve never heard of it and I’ve been on the computer looking. You’re the first person I heard mention this,” said Griffin. I had her go online and see this is part of Health Care Reform – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that became law March 23. Ohio is one of 30 states running its own high-risk pool, and it has two plans. The first plan has a $1,500 deductible and the

second plan – costing less money – has a $2,500 deductible. You can pick the plan that’s best for you. Griffin put her information into the website and found a plan that will cost her $365 a month, which is less than she’s paying now. “I can deal with that,” she said. The only problem with this high-risk insurance is you have to be without health insurance for six months before you can apply. There’s nothing you can do about the six-month wait. It was imposed by Congress when it passed health care reform. For more information, no matter where you live, go to Other key reforms that took effect in September include an end to coverage denials for children with preexisting conditions, a ban on arbitrary coverage rescissions, and a ban on lifetime coverage limits. More Health Care Reform changes take effect in 2014,

including no pre-existing condition exclusions for anyone regardless of age, no gender discrimination in premiums, no annual limits, protections for patients enrolled in clinical trials, and strict limitations on how much an insurer can vary their prices based on age. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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Although health insurance reform is on the books, many provisions won’t kick in for a few years. Yet some things, like high risk health pools, took effect in September. This comes as a relief to many who have pre-existing conditions. Donna Griffin of Kennedy Heights lost her job last year and has been keeping her health coverage by paying for Cobra Insurance. She has a condition requiring her to take pain medication, and that’s causing problems. “Now that my Cobra Insurance is getting ready to run out, I’m having problems getting health insurance. I’m being denied because I have a pre-existing condition,” she said. Several health insurance companies cited her spinal cord implant as the reason for denying her coverage, while another would only give her coverage if she paid a monthly premium exceeding $760.


Bethel Journal


October 28, 2010

Add some spice to the mix with Buffalo hot sauce Last week I shared two of my favorite Halloween recipes on Channel 19’s morning show with Sheila Gray and Dan Wells (who was filling in for Rob Williams). Afterwards, Ashley Whittle, the producer, was telling me about a Buffalo chex mix she tasted while producing a TV show in Tennessee. She said it was so good that everyone kept coming back for more. Ashley shared it with me so I can now share it with you. (The video of my Fox 19 cooking segment is on my “Cooking with Rita” blog at pinion/blogs).

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

A n d I’m finally getting caught up with your requests. See my “can you help “ section at the end of this article.

Spicy Buffalo chex mix

This makes a great last minute treat for Halloween or for a tailgate party. Here’s my adaptation. 4 cups each: Rice Chex and Wheat Chex cereal 2 cups Parmesan or your

favorite cheese flavored crackers 2 cups tiny pretzel twists 1 stick butter 2-4 tablespoons Buffalo hot wings sauce or more to taste 1 pouch dry ranch salad dressing mix 2 teaspoons celery seed Mix cereals, crackers and pretzels. Set aside while bringing to boil butter, hot sauce, dressing mix and celery seed. Pour over cereal mix and mix. Microwave on high, uncovered, four to five minutes, stirring thoroughly every two minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool and store in covered container.

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casserole. I can vouch for how delicious it is – Maggie brought it to a party and I helped myself. 1 package crescent rolls 1 pound sausage, cooked , drained and crumbled 2 cups mozzarella or your favorite cheese 4 eggs 3 ⁄4 cup milk Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pat crescent rolls in a sprayed 9-by-13 pan. Sprinkle sausage on top. Beat eggs with milk, salt and pepper and pour over sausage. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until set. Let sit five minutes before serving.

Rita’s Ohio buckeyes

I’m willing to bet there are more recipes for this than fingers on my hands. I like to share this in the autumn because that’s when you can find the glossy brown buckeyes that have dropped from the trees. My dear friend, Fran Nordman, and her daughter, Gabrielle, made almost 700

of these for Gabrielle’s wedding! I make the base mixture ahead, form into balls and freeze. They stay just fine for six months or so. You can divide the recipe in half or even double it. 1 pound peanut butter ⁄2 pound butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 11⁄2 pounds confectioners’ sugar 12 oz. semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate morsels for coating 2 tablespoons shortening 1

Blend everything but chocolate and shortening to make dough. Roll into 1-inch balls. Put the balls into the freezer while melting the chocolate with the shortening. When you dip the chilled balls into the melted chocolate (let excess drip off) they start to set up immediately. Put on sprayed foil or wax paper to set.

Can you help?

• Pumpkin pie like Bob Evans. For Diane Yost and a host of other readers.

• Sea foam candy. For Elena Dye. “An older recipe that has brown sugar, sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, vanilla and, if you like, pecans,” she told me. • James Tavern harvest soup. For Jackie Kissing, who enjoyed this during the fall in the early 1990s. • Dressing for California shrimp salad like Applebee’s. For Jim Laughlin. “An avocado dressing.” • Creamy tomato soup like Panera. For Karen Meno • Salad dressing like Chipotle. For Sharon Ann. • Goetta hash brown casserole. For Kathy Burkhardt. “It was in the Enquirer in 2007/early 2008.” • Like Michael G’s bread pudding with day-old Danish. For Lynne. • Con carne like in chili. For Janet. • Minestrone soup like La Rosa’s. For Patti Brothers. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


Bethel Journal

October 28, 2010


There’s all kinds of fall gatherings filled with food with her. By golly the Felicity Franklin Sophomore Class will be serving a meal on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. The cost for adults is $5 and for children $4, children under 3 are

free. The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll, dessert and drink. As I write this I would like this meal to be ready now. Don’t forget the Lions

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


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


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

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

844 State Rt. 131

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

513 831 0196

CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

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



Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

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




5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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


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.


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

you can eat, potato cakes, orange juice, coffee or milk. Come and enjoy the food, and fellowship, and support the Lions Club for their services to the community. Start your week by going to the church of your choice

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

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Club Pancake Breakfast on Oct. 30, 7:30 till 10:30 a.m. at the Bethel-Tate High School cafeteria. The price is $4 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. The menu includes sausage, all the pancakes

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



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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

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




Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115



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

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

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


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

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

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN CE-1001565768-01

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

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


One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

Pastor Mike Smith




Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

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

Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Classes for every age group

3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson)


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

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am


Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

You Are Invited!


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

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

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


Howdy folks, Last week we dug the fall crop of Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes. The crop was good, we thank the Good Lord. Thursday, Ruth Ann George and I went to Rooks friends to have the Ole noon meal Fisherman with them. These are wonderful folks, both couples met as we were going through the 20-20 senior leadership program. This friendship has been a great one for both of us. Their home is beautiful and in a great location. Saturday I picked the last crop of green beans. The deer got the first two crops. We had this bed fenced and planted close to the house. Sunday evening we had our family here for supper, celebrating two birthdays and one anniversary. Of course our great granddaughter was here and about everyone got to hold her and make over her. What a beauty!! There were 14 people counting the baby. Of course she didn’t eat at the table, but she had her milk. We set up two tables and everyone had plenty of food. The menu was; homemade noodles, roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, carrots, corn, green onions, radishes, sliced tomatoes, apple salad and Jell-O salad. There were homemade rolls, iced tea and of course coffee. Our grandchildren like grandma’s coffee and so do I. For dessert four kinds of pie, chocolate, cherry, apple and butterscotch. Now folks when our family are here Ruth Ann will cook all day and like her Mother puts plenty of food on the tables. Now I helped too! Monday the Bethel Lions Club furnished supper for the folks at the Bethel Woods. The club does this each year and the folks really enjoy the meal and fellowship. There were 40 or more from the Bethel Woods there to eat a wonderful meal prepared by Diane Hancock from Kate’s Carryout. The menu was chicken and noodles, green beans, slaw, garlic bread, tea and coffee. There were 15 Lions Club members there to visit with the residents and enjoy the meal and cakes that some of the Lions Club members made. There were three residents that judged the cakes. Ruth Ann and I got gifts for the three winners, first place was Terri, second was Frank, and third was Kenny, the folks enjoyed the cakes as much as the meal. This is always a great event for the Lions Club to sponsor a meal for the residents and have a time to visit with each of them to hear stories. One of the Lions club members told us about a lady that was traveling on Ohio 68 when a buck deer jumped into her car through the window on the passenger’s side. The deer broke its neck when it came through the window. At this point the lady had enough calmness to keep the car in control and pushed the deer back out of her car. She was not hurt only covered with broken glass. Thankfully she had no passengers. Now you know the Good Lord was

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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

Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

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



SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)


9:30am 10:30am

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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


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





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

“Room for the Whole Family”

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


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

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Bethel Journal


October 28, 2010


Records not available


Juvenile, domestic violence, Felicity, Oct. 7. Jesse Ryan Webster, 20, 2643 Spring St., Bethel, burglary at 41 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, Oct. 14. Tyler G. Fellabaum, 20, 2247 Dean Road, Bethel, burglary at 41 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, Oct. 14. Daniel N. Harp, 20, 2901 Saltair Maple Road, Bethel, assault at 2901 Saltair Maple, Bethel, Oct. 4. Cory S. Cooper, 40, 1180 U.S. 50, Aberdeen, drug paraphernalia at 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Oct. 8. Melissa E. Hollins, 43, 2621 Spring St., Bethel, disorderly conduct at 92 Sierra Court, Batavia, Oct. 9. Juvenile, 18, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs .08 of 1 gram or more but less than .17 of 1 gram by weight of alcohol per 210

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liters of breath, Bethel, Oct. 10. Juvenile, 18, drug paraphernalia, Bethel, Oct. 10. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, Oct. 10. Michael Alexander Stevens, 19, 1059 U.S. 52, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at Hulington Road/ Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 10. Dustin Scott Nelson, 18, 1125 Watkins Hill Road, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at Hulington Road/ Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 10. William C. Keller, 36, 2107 Donald Road, Bethel, domestic violence at 2107 Donald Road, Bethel, Oct. 11. Kelly M. Brooks, 41, 2107 Donald Road, Bethel, domestic violence at 2107 Donald Road, Bethel, Oct. 11. Keith Wieland, 25, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly No. 137, Amelia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 2098 Weil Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. Matthew Shouse, 20, 2170 Big Indian, Moscow, domestic violence at

2170 Big Indian Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. Joyce S. Bishop, 49, 3498 Franklin Road, Felicity, having physical control of vehicle while under the influence at 3447 Franklin Road, Felicity, Oct. 14. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, Oct. 17. Ryan T. Back, 18, 2847 Lucas Road, Hamersville, possession of drugs marijuana at 3227 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Oct. 17. Cody M. Hopkins, 19, 3328 Bethel Concord Road, Bethel, offenses involving underage persons owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3227 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Oct. 17. Daniel S. Lindsey, 18, 3475 Bootjack Corner Road, Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3227 Bethel

Concord, Bethel, Oct. 17. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, Oct. 17.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 2158 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, Oct. 10. At 2736 Starling Road, Bethel, Oct. 12. At 2901 Saltair Maple, Bethel, Oct. 4.

Breaking and entering

At 310 Brown Street, Bethel, Oct. 12.


At 1609 Lenroot Road, Bethel, Oct. 6. At 2018 Weil Road, Moscow, Oct. 17. At 2581 Airport Road, Bethel, Oct. 7.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 12. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 5.

Criminal mischief

At 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 10.

Criminal trespass

At 816 Ohio 133, Felicity, Oct. 5.

Domestic violence

At 2107 Donald Road, Bethel, Oct. 11. At 2170 Big Indian Road, Moscow, Oct. 12.

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 5. At 307 Washing Street, Felicity, July 30.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs

At Hulington Road/ Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 10.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 3227 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Oct. 17. At Hulington Road/ Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 10.

Drug paraphernalia

Passing bad checks

Having physical control of vehicle while under the influence

At 2098 Weil Road, Moscow, Oct. 12. At 3227 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Oct. 17.

Illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia

At 2182 Ohio 756, Moscow, Oct. 12. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 12. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, Oct. 5. At 3447 Franklin Road, Felicity, Oct. 14. At 636 Easter Road, Bethel, Oct. 17. At 750 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Oct. 11.

At 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Oct. 8. At Hulington Road/ Ohio 222, Bethel, Oct. 10.

At 3447 Franklin Road, Felicity, Oct. 14.

At Bethel Hygiene 2400 Block, Bethel, Oct. 8.

Injuring animals

At 714 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Oct. 12.


At 3447 Franklin Road, Felicity, Oct. 14.

Offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol At 3227 Bethel Concord, Bethel, Oct. 17.

At 595 W. Plane St., Bethel, Oct. 4. At 806 Market Street, Felicity, Oct. 15.

Possession of drugs


Underage person not to purchase or consume low-alcohol beverage - allow underage person to remain At 709 Washington St., Neville, Oct. 17.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 939 Ohio 133, Bethel, Oct. 13.

IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.



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The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. William E. Anderson, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

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Everbank vs. Sally M. Holland, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Donald J. Burwell, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jason Marksberry, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Terry Smith, et al., foreclosure Farm Credit Services of Mid America FLCA vs. Barry K. Barnes, foreclosure Mers Inc. vs. Brian Decker, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Joan Shearer, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York SEC vs. Gilbert, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David A. Morgan, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph Ball, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. James C. Moehlman, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. David Scott Smith, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Tara R. Schlebin, foreclosure Centerbank vs. Landpro Development Corporation, et al., other civil Kristy S. Long and Harold W. Long vs. Steven Mardis and Permanent General Insurance Company, other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Michael V. Phelps, other civil HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Donald R. Landers and Sharon Woodward, other civil Amelia Station LTD vs. Mary Decatur and Robert Decatur, other civil Mary Gilbert and Paul Gilbert vs. Safe Auto, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Joann McKee, other civil CACH LLC vs. Barbara J. Hudson, other civil Lewis Gene Wambsganz vs. Angela M. Larkin, other civil Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Theresa L. Sandlin and Corbet S. Sandlin, other civil Bryan Equipment Sales, Inc. vs. Ace


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Brown Electric, Amelia, alter, 2658 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel, Tate Township. Schumacher Homes, Williamsburg, new, 2991 Bethel Concord, Tate Township, $200,000. Rob Palmer, Maineville, pole barn, 1992 Ohio 133, Tate Township, $11,000.


Utter Construction Co., Bethel, alter, 1133 Fruit Ridge, Washington Township. ABC Signs, Cincinnati, sign, 531 W. Plane St., Bethel Village.

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Garry L. Higgins

Garry L. Higgins, 59, of Bethel died Oct. 18. Survived by wife, June (nee Nichols) Higgins; sons, Nick (Carla) Higgins and Tony Higgins; daughter,

Effy (Scott) Watson; brothers, Terry Higgins, Bill Higgins and Darrell Higgins; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were Oct. 22 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.


October 28, 2010

Bethel Journal


Pacesetter Award winners announced


President of Bethel Building & Loan John Essen, center, presented President of Bethel Ministerial Association Rev. Bill Bowdle and Bethel-Tate School Superintendent Jim Smith with $1,400 each from the proceeds of this year’s Bethel 10K Race.

Bethel 10K raises $2,800

The Bethel Building & Loan staff thanks all of the participants, volunteers and businesses who supported the second annual Bethel 10K Run/5K Walk. Proceeds of $2,800 were divided between the Bethel Ministerial Association and the Bethel Tate High School Scholarship fund. This is $400 more than last year’s race. “We could not have done this without you,” said organizer Judi Adams. “We had more than 22 individuals and several local businesses volunteer their time to make everything run smoothly.”

Adams also thanked Bethel IGA, Canter Insurance, the village of Bethel, Trauth Dairy, Mike Brown Auctioneer, Stitch Tech, The Trophy Cup, Lucky Clover Photography, Bethel Police Department, Bethel-Tate Fire Department and Life Squad and the Bethel Street and Maintenance Departments. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of all of the people who came out along the route to cheer on the runners and walkers,” Adams said. “Thanks to Running Time, Inc. for the professional management of the event.”

‘Magic of the Night’ at UC Clermont College “Magic of the Night,” featuring illusionist Stephen Knight in an original haunted magic show, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in UC Clermont College’s Krueger Auditorium, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. Full of ghosts and goblins, this one-of–a-kind Halloween event offers thrills and chills for audiences of all ages without any blood or gore. This performance includes spooky costuming and props. Columbus-based illusionist Knight will engage his audience by using illusion, comedy, drama, music and

special effects to create a theatrical experience. Calico Children’s Theatre is a UC Clermont community initiative geared towards families with children ages 3 to 13. Tickets per performance are $6 per adult and $4 per child; tickets for seniors (60 years and over) and UC students are also $4 per person. All performances are about one hour in length. For more information, call Nikki Vargas, arts and events program manager, at 558-1215 or visit www. and click on “community arts.”

Self-defense for women offered The Clermont Chamber of Commerce will offer a self-defense program for women from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Union Township Police Department Training Facility, 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The program will be led by Sergeant Mike Mills, a veteran police officer with 17 years of service, including 13 years with the Union Township Police Department. There is no cost to partic-

ipate in the program, however class space is limited. Advance registration is required. Members of the Clermont Chamber have priority registration through the end of October. Beginning Nov. 1, registration will be open, if class space is available. Registrations can be made by calling the chamber at 576-5005 or at This event is part of the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) Program of the Clermont Chamber.

John W. Hayden, business and community leader driven by tradition and civic ties, has been named the 2009 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce announced recipients of the Pacesetter Awards Oct. 1. The Edward J. Parish Pacesetter award has been presented annually since 1974 to an individual who has contributed to the economic vitality of Clermont County. Hayden, a lifelong resident of Greater Cincinnati who grew up here, raised a family here and aspires to see his children raise their families here. Hayden grew the business founded by his grandfather, J. Page Hayden, Sr. and J.R. LaBar in 1938 as an automobile finance company, to a specialty insurance business with a niche investment in the river transportation business. Following a nearly 30-year tenure with The Midland Company, Hayden will retire as president and chief executive officer Oct. 15. In addition to carrying forward The Midland Company’s great tradition based on his grandfather’s philosophy, Hayden is actively committed to making the community and the region remain competitive. Hayden has served on the board of directors of Ohio National Financial Services, the Cincinnati Advisory Board of U.S. Bancorp, the board of trustees of The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, the

board of trustees of The Griffith Foundation for Insurance Education, The Xavier University Board of Trustees, and the board of governors of The Metropolitan Club. In addition, Hayden is a member of The Center for Quality of Management, The Commercial Club of Cincinnati, The Recreation Roundtable, and Young President’s Organization. Kamphaus, Henning & Hood CPAs, the full-service accounting firm with highquality, professional service with a personal touch in Milford is the Corporate Pacesetter, and former State Senator Cooper Snyder and his wife Dorothy will receive the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. The Corporate Pacesetter award has been presented annually since 1997 to a Clermont County organization that has demonstrated outstanding qualities of corporate citi-


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PUBLIC HEARING The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 28 at 4 p.m. to receive input from interested individuals that will be considered in the development of the 2011 Annual Action Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available to the public prior to the hearing and will be posted on the Clermont DD website ( ). If you cannot attend the meeting but wish to provide comments/feedback for the 2011 Annual Action Plan, you may do so by calling (513) 732-4921 or by sending an e-mail to ldavis@clermontdd.o rg<mailto:ldavis@cler>. The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities appreciates the input it receives each year; it continues to be a pleasure to serve individuals with developmental disabilities in our community. 1001598698


Loveland Health Care Center is pleased to announce Patti Baldridge as the Employee of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of 2010. Ms. Baldridge has worked for Loveland Health Care Center in our Housekeeping Department for almost 2 years and has shown outstanding work ethic and performance. Ms. Baldridge is an extremely caring individual who is loved by all of our residents and employees. Patti has received a recognition certificate, her name and picture on our Employee of the Quarter plaque and a $300.00 bonus. Loveland Health Care Center would like to congratulate Patti and thank her for the amazing dedication she gives to our facility and to our residents.

The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, fish in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campfire. Breakfast is served in the gathering room spacious overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally and Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer.


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and over the next 17 years represented the 11-county area including Clermont County. Snyder chaired, cochaired, and served on numerous Senate committees. Among many recognitions he received, Snyder was the only state legislator to twice be awarded “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Small Businesses, and was a Danforth Scholar. Snyder and his wife, Dorothy, always worked as a team. Dorothy has provided leadership in community and church service. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Annual Pacesetter Awards Dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati East. Reservations for individuals and corporate tables may be made through Oct. 28 at 576-5000 or

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Mike and Lisa Winterberger are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Winterberger, to Brandon Kendall, son of Angela Hodges and Drew Kendall. A November 2011 wedding is planned.

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