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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 No. 20

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tincher trial scheduled to start Monday BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press After being on hold for three weeks, the murder trial of Dallas Tincher begins on Dec. 27 with jury selection. Sixty potential jurors will report to the courthouse that morning. Visiting Judge Thomas Nurre will preside over the trial after Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler voluntarily withdrew from the Joseph Hensley and Dallas Tincher murder cases. Gusweiler made that decision in an answer he filed Dec. 16 with the Supreme

The Brown County Press/File Photo

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Judge Thomas Nurre

Scott Gusweiler, Brown County Common Pleas Judge

Jessica Little, County Prosecutor


Court of Ohio to Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little’s

Affidavit of Disqualification asking that Gusweiler be

removed from the cases. In her affidavit, Little

alleged that Gusweiler was biased against the State. Nurre is a retired Hamilton County Judge. He was assigned to the cases as of Dec. 16 by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Brown. Gusweiler’s voluntary recusal means that Little’s Affidavit of Disqualification will not be ruled on by Chief Justice Brown. Gusweiler’s response to Little affidavit begins “In order to correct the record, I will respond herein to the allegations contained in Jessica Little’s Affidavit of Disqualification. While I

deny any bias or prejudice to Jessica Little...I will request that another judge be appointed to preside over the trial of this case.” Gusweiler then begins a response that runs for seven pages. It begins with him rebutting the argument Little made in her filing that he was “agitated” when he visited her office to discuss the expense surrounding capital murder cases. “I contacted a fellow judge and asked if he thought it would be appropriate for me to talk to the prosecutor about CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Eastern superintendent’s contract County lays off Building Inspector Gates residential construction in the tax dollars”, Jennings said. won’t be renewed, board posts position BTheWayne Brown County Press county. The employee will be eligiThose inspections will now ble to draw unemployment as a Y

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press It was a split decision by members of Eastern Local School Board Dec. 20 not to renew the contract of Superintendent Allan Simmons following an executive session. Simmons current contract ends July 31, 2011. Board members Kenneth Kelch and Michael Hoskins voted to renew Simmons’ adjusted contract while board members Martin Yockey, Brian Garrett and Vernon Creighton voted no. Simmons offered the board an option of working 122 days for approximately $67,000 which would save the district about $60,000. He requested his contract be extended for one year. “Unfortunately, we don’t really need a part-time superintendent right now with everything that’s going on in our district,” councilman Garrett said. “I think we need to begin looking for a new superintendent right away.” Following the vote, it was

The Brown County Commissioners have voted to lay off a county employee. The Assistant Inspector with the Brown County Building Department will lose his job as of Jan. 1. The commissioners made the decision due to declining revenues in the building department and a lack of new

be exclusively handled by Chief Building Inspector Jamie Berry. Commissioner Ralph Jennings said both Berry and the employees hours had been cut from 40 to 32 per week this year in an effort to save money. “You hate to have to do this to anyone, but we have to do as much as we can to watch our

result of the layoff. After factoring in the salary and contributions to insurance and the Public Employees Retirement System and subtracting what is expected to be drawn in unemployment compensation, the county expects to save approximately 25 thousand dollars per year by laying the employee off.

Georgetown heroes honored for bravery BY Brett Roller The Brown County Press

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Alan Simmons is pictured here at a meeting last March

decided to post the position and begin the process of replacing Simmons. The board will first check with its attorney to find out how many days the position calls for and will have that information at

the next meeting. In other business, Treasurer Kevin Kendall advised the board that Doris Woollard, educational aide had submitted a letter of resignation CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Two Georgetown men who saved the lives of a family of eight were recognized by the Village of Amelia Monday, Dec. 20. Terry Lovell and Edward Powers were on their way to a bit of browsing at the Amelia

Flea Market at about 8 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 14 when they passed a home on East Main Street and noticed something wrong. "We just happened to see smoke and I said that don't look right," Powers said. At first Powers and Lovell thought the smoke might have been from a chimney, but they

pulled a U-turn in the middle of Main Street to double check. When they got back to the house flames were licking the eaves. They jumped out of their truck and quickly ran up to the house. Lovell began banging on the front door while Powers broke the glass out of CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


Nov. Unemployment rate for Brown County remains unchanged BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

Index Classified..........Pages 16 Court News......Page 13 Death Notices.........Page 7 Education .........Pages 6, 8 Opinion ..............Page 4 Social..................Page 6 Sports .......Pages 11, 12


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Natalie Cook and Company performed a delightful dancing act to “Potato Spuds.”

Highland County moved from 14.4 percent in October to 14.2 percent in November. Clinton County had the biggest movement downward in the region. The jobless rate there was 15.4 percent in November, down from 15.8 percent in October, shedding .4 percent. In the Cincinnati Metropolitan Region, (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties), the unemployment rate edged below nine percent for the first time since May of this year, dropping from 9.2 percent in October to 8.9 percent in November. That is the lowest that number has been since June of 2009. The state numbers also dropped slightly in November to 9.3 percent from 9.5 in October. The last time the unemployment rate was below 9.3 percent

in Ohio was in December of 2008. The top five counties in Ohio with the highest unemployment rates remained unchanged from October. Clinton County had the highest number at 15.4 percent, followed by Highland County at 14.2 percent. Number three was Pike County at 14.0 percent. Noble and Meigs counties were tied for fourth place at 13.3 percent. Delaware County and Holmes County tied for the lowest unemployment rate in Ohio, coming in at 6.7 percent for November. The third lowest was Mercer County at 6.9, number four was Union County at 7.5 and Washington County had the fifth lowest jobless rate in Ohio at 7.7 percent.

17th annual variety show at MOMS enjoyed by all See story and additional photos inside


The unemployment rate continued a holding pattern in Brown County for November. For the third straight month, the jobless rate stands at 10.4 percent. It had been falling from a high of 15.1 percent in February until hitting 10.4 percent in September, where it remains. The numbers in the state, region and surrounding counties were stagnant as well, showing either no movement or a slight decline. Clermont County remained at 9.2 percent, Adams County dropped .1 percent to 12.7 and

The last performer at the MOMS variety was Spencer St. Pierre singing a Guns and Roses song while playing his guitar.


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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press


It was a busy year for Georgetown Fire Department according to fire chief Joe Rockey. Chief Rockey gave a yearend report to the Georgetown Village Council Dec. 16 and thanked its members for their support through out the year. “We are very excited about our new 2011 pumper tanker we purchased recently,” Rockey stated. “We were very fortunate to get exactly what we wanted and at the same time save our community some money.” Rockey said after sending off letters to at least seven different companies and receiving 10 bids on a new pumper tanker, he was able to save at least

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Percentages for call locations in 2010 included: •51% Georgetown Village •18% Pleasant Township •11% Scott Township •5% Franklin Township •4% Russellville •3% Ripley •3% Hamersville

•2% Higginsport •1% Mt. Orab •1% Sardinia •1% Aberdeen Rockey added that all vehicles owned by his department undergo rigorous maintenance every year.


Georgetown Fire Chief thanks village council for approving purchase of new pumper truck

17th annual variety show at MOMS The Brown County Press/MARThA B. JACOB

The newest addition to the Georgetown Fire Department is this 2011 Pumper Tanker purchased from Midwest Fire Apparatus, Minnesota, recently viewed for the first time during the 2010 Christmas parade.

$2,500 on costs. “We actually received one lower bid than the one from Midwest Fire Apparatus, where we bought the truck from,” added Rockey, “but that truck was not what we needed and wasn’t in very good shape. We received bids from over $220,000 for the same truck we

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purchased for $156,500 because we agreed to wait longer to get the one we wanted, which was a demonstrator with less than 1,000 miles on it.” After council had agreed to the original purchase price of $159,000, Rockey was notified by the Midwest that the company had an opportunity to sell the demonstrator truck to the Dominican Republic and offered Rockey a brand new pumper tanker with all the upgrades he wanted if he could wait for delivery. “I was really anxious to get the new truck,” said Rockey, “but I figured a savings of $2,500 was substantial enough to wait a couple of months.” So after a couple of months Rockey and three other firefighters drove to Minnesota and after a four-hour training session, drove the new truck for 19 hours back to Georgetown. “It’s a great truck and we’re proud to have it,” added Rockey, “We got to show it off in the Georgetown parade and we used it last week.” During Rockey’s report to council he handed members a copy of his annual report which included the following information. In 2010 Georgetown firefighters participated in 53 hours of training including activities like:

Mt. Orab Library continues Care and Share Program The Mt. Orab Public Library continues the CARE AND SHARE Program on Jan. 8. Hope will demonstrate the art of quilting from 1 to 2:00 p.m., at the library. Please bring a notebook and pen and prewashed 100 percent cotton fabric which will be cut into quilting squares. Hope will continue her instruction on Feb. 12 and March 12. The Mt. Orab Library is located at 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. We would like to thank Ruthann for demonstrating card making on Dec. 11. Please note: We will be shifting our focus come warm weather to gardening. If you have a skill that you would like to share with others and are able to donate an hour or so of your time, please contact Barbara at (937) 4441414. Your involvement is very much appreciated and necessary for the continuation of the program.

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Mt. Orab Middle School hosted its 17th annual Variety Show on Dec. 21 to a packed house including students, teachers and dozens of parents in attendance. The excitement at the event was contagious, combined with the anticipation of early dismissal from school and the upcoming Christmas holiday. There were more than 40 acts which included singers, dancers, piano and guitar solos. The event opened with two songs performed by the Jr.High choir including “Grandma’s Killer Fruitcake.” A performance by sixthgrader Justin Chambers had the crowd on their feet when he sang ‘Tom Dooley.’ The show was brought to a close with a rousing performance by Olivia Hardy and Branson Black singing Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing.” The final act was Spencer St. Pierre singing a Guns and Roses song accompanied by the guitar. Immediately following the show, coordinator of the event Tim Hudson, intervention specialist, introduced retiring school secretary, Cookie Linskey. “Mrs. Linskey has been an

Zach Steward, fifth grader at MOMS belts out his selection of “Farmers Daughter.”

Singing “Tom Dooley,” sixth grader Justin Chambers had the crowd on their feet.

Mayson Dietrick played “Carol of Bells” on the piano which was enjoyed by all. inspiration to us all these past 19 years,” Hudson said. “Her cheerful, great spirit will be missed here at the middle school.”

Retiring MOMS secretary of 19 years, Cookie Linskey was honored at the recent variety show.

Winners of the Mt. Orab Food Court and The Brown County Press coloring contest

1st place - age 0-5 Brent Thoroughman

2nd place - age 0-5 Emily Barnes

3rd place - age 0-5 Quentin Collins

1st place - age 6-10 Adeline Morgan

2nd place - age 6-10 Kirsten Barnes

3rd place - age 6-10 Peyton Riddell

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, which is a private nonprofit corporation, intends to submit an application for a capital grant under the provision of 49 U.S.C. Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act (The Ohio Specialized Transportation Program For Elderly and Persons With Disabilities) to provide transportation service for the elderly and disabled within the Northern panhandle of Brown County and the surrounding area. The grant application will request for Two (2) Standard Mini Vans (SMV). It is projected that approximately one hundred fifty elderly and/or disabled persons will use the service five or six days a week for various activities, including transportation to doctor, shopping, center activities, educational enrichment activities, and socialization. Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio invites comments and proposals from all interested public, private and paratransit operators including taxi operators, for the provision of transportation service to the elderly and disabled within our service area. Operators who are interested in offering proposals to provide service should contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director of Northern Brown Senior Center at Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, 20864 State Route 251, P.O. Box 211, St.Martin, Ohio 45118 Written comments or proposals must be submitted within 30 days to the agency at the above address with a copy to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Transit, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223; Attention: Administrator.




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Georgetown village council passes temporary 2011 budget certain things. Council approved the selling of the fire departments old tanker truck but according to Jones the truck can not be sold directly to the prospective buyer from Ewing KY as planned. “Apparently” according to Jones, “we have to open the sale up for public bids.” Council approved the

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Georgetown Village council members study plans for annexation of the Villa Georgetown Nursing Facility and rehabilitation center during the Dec. 16 meeting.

Christmas parade in Georgetown and thanked everyone for their hard work. Jones said he has checked with a property owner on Elm Street concerning the possibility of putting in a guardrail by her trailer. There has also been discussion on placing one on the other side of the street and

will get quotes after the first of the year on the project. The village received a good pre-audit report and offered only a few recommendations in four areas, most of which had already been corrected. There were no findings, only recommendations on how to better the way the village does


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been harvested so far this season when combining the adult and youth gun seasons, early muzzleloader season and the first nine weeks of the archery season. That compares to a total of 227,748 killed last year during the same period. Hunters took a total of 261,314 deer during all of last year's hunting seasons. Hunters can continue to enjoy deer hunting Jan. 8–11, 2011, during the statewide muzzleloader season, and through Feb. 6, 2011 as the archery season continues. The Division of Wildlife is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Donations of extra deer will be accepted through the entire deer season. Hunters who give their deer to a food bank are not required to pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating

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Hunters successful in final weekend Hunters killed 21,064 deer on Dec. 18-19, during the weekend of gun hunting, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The extra weekend of gun hunting was first offered in 2006 in response to hunters' request for additional weekend days to pursue white-tailed deer, the state's number one big game animal. In 2009, hunters took 19,900 deer during those two days. Deer killed by hunters during the deer-gun hunting weekend in Brown and surrounding counties, Dec. 18-19 are as follows. Numbers in parentheses are 2009 figures. Adams - 257 (273); Brown – 187 (230); Clermont – 364 (318); Clinton – 148 (114); Hamilton – 78 (86); and Highland – 334 (430). A total of 210,361deer have

process and it will be advertised for at least two weeks and bids will be opened on Jan 4, 2011. Jones reported that he has been working with RCAP and the EPA on funding of the Georgetown sewer project and a program that could save the village 50 percent forgiveness on the principal of a loan.

processor and while funding for the effort lasts. Counties being served by this program can be found online at Hunters who wish to share their success can submit a photo of themselves and the deer they killed this year to The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual huntingrelated sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has an $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more. A detailed listing of deer-hunting rules is contained in the 2010-2011 Ohio Hunting Regulations, available where licenses are sold. It may also be viewed online at

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The Georgetown Village Council voted on Dec. 16 to accept the 2011 temporary budget submitted by village administrator Kelly Jones. Jones told the board that the proposed budget is $7,898,335 with a projected income of $6,862,570. The fund reserve balance as of Dec. 13, 2010 is $8,183,006. “The final budget isn’t due until March,” Jones said. “Some things could change by then.” During the visitor recognition session of the meeting only two residents participated. A resident living on North Pleasant told council that she would like the city to be more consistent with their snow plowing procedures on her street. She said they were not plowing to the end of the street. Mayor Dale Cahall assured the woman that he was aware of the problem and the issue would be taken care of and he thanked her for bringing it to their attention. Another woman spoke briefly to the board about a police matter where she felt her pregnant daughters treatment by a Georgetown police officer was too forceful and the officer was rude and nasty to both her and her daughter. The woman felt like the police officer in question should have been reprimanded for his actions and have consequences for his treatment of her daughter. Chief of Police Forrest “Buddy” Coburn told the woman that he had spoke with the officer and was satisfied that he acted in a professional manner and followed the rules while making the arrest. “I don’t just let issues like this go,” Chief Coburn told council, “I talked extensively to this officer and he had every right to arrest this woman. She did not have a drivers license, and when asked about a license, she stated three times

that she did have a license.” Chief Coburn said that through the years he had received complaints on his officers and he investigates each and every one of them. The board also signed an ordinance to approve annexation of a 4.8098 acre area into Georgetown, consisting of the Villa Georgetown Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center. The transaction will have a 30 day waiting period before becoming official. The administrator gave his report to council that he had met with Santoro Engineers in regard to the Transportation Enhancement project. “I'm working with Frontier Communications on a cost proposal for the installation of our portion of the conduit,” Jones reported. “They have given me an estimated cost over the phone but I’m still waiting for the final written proposal after the first of the year.” Jones told council that he was very impressed with the

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Hats off to Mt. Orab Middle School students

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Letters to the Editor

Don’t forget to reach out this Christmas Dear Editor, Christmas is always special for certain ones of us who enjoy the festive atmosphere and celebrating around a decorated tree next to a crackling fire. Cookies and egg nog and hot cocoa are a delight for many folks, as was my Aunt Peggy’s bourbon balls and rum-soaked fruitcake. many will attend Christmas cantatas and possibly a Christmas Eve mass. Some will stand around a piano and sing carols. many will anticipate the arrival of Saint Nicholas. Its Christmas, its supposed to be a special time! Its supposed to be magical and mystical and fun! I don’t want to deprive anyone of their fun and their celebrating. I still want to do that myself. But there is another side of all this that we cannot afford to forget. We need to learn to give of our time, talents and gifts to those in dire need of help and hope. Many will go without once again because of a glitch in the economy and the lack of

employment. Many more will go without a sense of joy simply due to the depression often associated with the holiday season - they’ve lost loved ones, they’re by themselves, they’ve lost any sense of hope. People need a little love and concern shown to them to make them feel like human beings. It doesn’t have to be much more than a smile and a kind word sometimes. It could be an unexpected gift ... nothing elaborate or expensive ... as long as it comes from the heart. Life is all about our ability to care about those around us. Christmas is about reaching out to a world in need of some hope and light. Being able to stop outside of ourselves and our own selfish desires in order to connect with someone else is God proving His existence to the world - God moves us to action in order to touch people in a very real and personal way. Become willing to let it happen and

around you! Rev. Sam Talley

Getting more letters in before the sleigh leaves Editor’s Note: This is being written on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 and the following are a couple of letters that made it to us by press time. If past years are any indication we will receive a few more letters to Santa after deadline. We promise, we will make sure that any letters that arrive after the newspaper deadline will make it to Santa before Christmas, we just weren't able to print them. Merry Christmas to all of our readers, old and young alike! Merry Christmas! Dear Santa, All I want for christmas is a Touchscreen MP3 or a Touchscreen Ipod and a cell phone and a nailgun for my dad and a White Christmas. If

that is too much to ask for, that is all right if I don’t get them. I just want every one to have a good Christmas I’m sorry for being bad and getting into the closet and looking at those presents. Be careful when you are flying. Merry Christmas Santa and all and will you give my brother the phone he wants. thanks. Merry Christmas Santa, Love, Olivia Dear Santa, I have been good all year. Please bring me yugioh cards, sword, jetway, ultimate echo (BenTen), and a rocket for Gavin. Thank you, Logan

Our kids basically live very structured lives, controlled by parents, then by teachers, principles, bus drivers, etc. But the real sign of growth for these students is having the confidence to move out of their comfort zone and take a chance, and do something they’re afraid to do, but do it anyway. They have to overcome that fear of screwing up or being laughed at because they forgot the words to a song, or the steps of a dance. I saw a lot of talent at Mt. Orab’s Middle School Variety Show and witnessed a lot of determined, courageous, future leaders for this community. If these students are any indication of what’s coming for Mt. Orab, the community will be in good hands.

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What Do You Think? Have you ever made a New Years resolution and actually kept it all year?

Banning earmarks: a small but important step to budget sanity Over the last several years we have heard a lot about Congressional earmarks in the federal budget. According to Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), the practice of Congressional earmarking began in earnest in the 1980s. Generally speaking, the practice of Congress providing funding to specific projects or entities has been growing ever since. CAGW estimated that the annual appropriations bills passed by Congress in 1991 contained around 546 earmarks costing approximately $3.1 billion. By 2010, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service estimated that there were some 11,320 earmarks worth $32 billion – 1.5% of all appropriations – passed by Congress. By any measure, the practice of earmarking has certainly gotten out of control. No matter the origins or merits of earmarking, American taxpayers have had

Jean Schmidt their fill of it. They are tired of seeing their tax dollars spent on the latest government boondoggle – a new bridge to nowhere, a seemingly silly research project or to feather somebody’s own nest. And, as Congress fights “to bring home the bacon,” projects of national significance, such as the Brent Spence Bridge, sit idly for lack of funding. Last year, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to discontinue the practice of earmarking. I was proud to support that moratorium and when we convened earlier this month, I was proud to join a majority of

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other Republicans in continuing the moratorium. As many people know, saying no is harder than saying yes. Disappointing people isn’t fun, but the country is facing a serious financial struggle to keep its expenses in line with its income. Under the Obama Administration’s guidance, non-defense, discretionary spending has increased some 84%. Our national debt totals more than $13 trillion and making a dent in that will require some very difficult choices. It seems absurd that funding for the Appalachian Fruit Laboratory would be considered in the same debate as extending the life of the Social Security Trust Fund as we go about the necessary prioritization of

federal funding. While eliminating earmarks will not solve the budget problems, allowing them to continue certainly can’t help. Unfortunately, like other old habits, this one dies hard. A Senate proposal to end the practice for three years failed recently. The Senate’s inability to deal with this issue at the moment is disappointing, but it’s not the end of the debate. Reform does not always happen as fast as we would like, but the actions of the new majority in the U.S. House show that we are heading in the right direction. It is my hope that members of the U.S. Senate will soon join us in restoring the public’s trust in the budget process

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No, I never have, nobody keeps those resolutions. Charles Armstrong Greenbush

I've never made a New Years Resolution in my life. Brian Rhodes Mt. Orab

Yes, I did actually keep one of my resolutions in 1992 and I kept it up for 10 months. I quit smoking. But fortunately since then I have quit smoking. Ruth Davis Mt. Orab

No, I never have. I always make resolutions but never keep them. But this year my resolution is to keep my house cleaner. Dawn Spitznagel Mt. Orab

No, I've never made a resolution. Paul Munro Lake Waynoka

No, unfortunately, I've never made a New Years resolution and stuck to it. Lisa Green Mt. Orab



It takes a lot of courage to stand on a stage, alone, with nothing but a microphone as a companion, and perform in front of all your teachers and classmates. You’re completely out of your element, hoping beyond hope that no one notices your knocking knees and sweaty hands. Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the 17th annual Mt. Orab Middle School Variety Show and I can’t express how much I enjoyed it. I watched nervously as young people from grades five through eight, sang, danced and played the piano and guitar. One after another, students took the stage and performed their acts. Of course some were better than others. Some appeared so nervous, I wondered, at times, if they would get through their acts without fainting. Our educational systems are dedicated to teaching our children (and grandchildren) readin,’ writin,’ and rithmatic, but life in the real world is a stage.



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the cost of capital cases”, the response reads. “The judge told me he thought that discussion would be appropriate, given the financial straits the county was in”, it continued. The response then describes a meeting with Gusweiler and Little in her office, and Gusweiler’s response reads “...I ended the conversation by telling Ms. Little that she was the charging official of the county and she needed to do what she thought was appropriate. I did not instruct her not to bring capital murder charges.” Gusweiler then moves on to the allegations in Little’s affidavit that he “direct(ly) involved himself in the plea bargain by actively trying to derail the plea bargain.” Gusweiler describes how he reacted after learning of the elements of the Hensley plea bargain that included money being put on the jail commissary accounts of Hensley and his girlfriend Sarah Clemens and jail visits between the two. “I was concerned about the appearance of impropriety involved with both of these elements of the proposed plea deal”, his response reads. Gusweiler describes a meeting between himself, Little and Hensley attorney Bruce Wallace where he told Little “I did not like the way payment to Mr. Hensley

looked, but said I could not stop it. I did not tell or order Ms. Little not to fund Mr. Hensley’s jail commissary account. I told Ms. Little that the plea deal, included money and visits, was evidence favorable to Mr. Tincher and must be disclosed in his case.” Clemens is currently in the Brown County Jail waiting to testify in the Tincher case. A source close to the case said the plea deal with Hensley is still valid and that Clemens and Hensley are allowed to visit each other for 30 minutes, twice per week. Little’s affidavit says that Gusweiler then went to the Brown County Commissioners and told them not to put any money on Hensley’s account after Little determined that it would be improper for her to use money from the Prosecuting Attorney’s office for that purpose. Little’s affidavit reads that his “admonition to the Commissioners not to put any money into Hensley’s commissary account was improper”. Gusweiler’s response reads “I spoke with two of the commissioners and told them that I did not think it looked right for the commissioners to use taxpayer dollars to fund the commissary account of Mr. Hensley (who was charged with murdering a Brown County citizen). I did not instruct the commissioners not

to fund the account, nor could I. I indicated they should know I did not condone the practice and thought it reprehensible to give public funds to a capital defendant for his testimony.” Little further alleges that Gusweiler “improperly investigated aspects and facts of this case by himself” referring to Gusweiler gathering the records of Hensley’s and Clemens’ jail commissary accounts. Gusweiler responds “I have not investigated any aspect of Mr. Tincher’s alleged crime. I did take steps necessary to ensure Ms. Little was complying with my order that she fully disclose to Mr. Tincher’s counsel the terms of the plea deal with Ms. Clemens and the proposed plea deal with Mr. Hensley.” Gusweiler closes with “I have no bias or prejudice against Ms. Little...and I have no doubt that I could fairly and impartially act as the judge on this case. Nevertheless, in order to remove any doubt about my impartiality, and in an abundance of caution with an eye toward ensuring justice is provided to the defendant and the victim’s family, I request that another judge be appointed to preside over the trial of this case.” At press time no further proceedings have been scheduled in either case by Judge Nurre.

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Edward Powers and Terry Lovell, both of Georgetown, receive accolades from Amelia Village Mayor Leroy Ellington for alerting an Amelia family to a fire in their home on the morning of Nov. 14.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 effective Dec. 13, 2010. The board accepted the letter. A date of Jan. 11, 2011 on Tuesday was set for the boards organizational meeting and presiding president Yockey was named president pro-tem. The board also named Crieghton as the 2011 representative to Southern Hills Career and Technical Center. Kendall also told the board that the Ohio School Board Association has requested input from all board members concerning changes to collective bargaining law. “The way I understand it Governor Kasich wants to revamp the collective bargaining process,” Kendall told the board. “It’s only been around for about 25 years.” “Another issue under consideration would be unfunded mandates, since the governor has promised that he will get rid of them.” Mike Bick, principal at Sardinia Elementary School, also submitted a report to the board. The report stated that Sardinia became a drop off center for the Boitnott family who lost their home due to a fire. An amazing amount of clothing and other items were collected and provided to the family. The school also sponsored a canned food drive collecting over 1165 items at the school and another 200 items from drop off boxes uptown. The items were donated to the Sardinia Food Pantry. The elementary school held a Secret Santa Shop, a book swap and a Sunny D book spree. The new Art Sonia art work has now been hung at the school and the 5th grade “Happy Helpers” program was deemed a huge success. A report from Eastern High School Principal Jennifer Grimes stated that the high school has been very focused on midterm exams for the past week. The high school vocal ensemble, under the direction of Mrs. Baldridge and the high school concert band and jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Cooper, performed a holiday concert before a packed house. The high school’s FFA delivered its holiday fruit and also conducted a toy drive for ABCAP. National Honor Society members took an afternoon to deliver fruit and cookie baskets to local shut-ins or residents of local nursing homes. The girl’s teams would be

competing at Georgetown in the Brown County Classic on Dec. 27-28. The boys varsity and varsity teams would be participating Dec. 29-30. Eastern Brown Middle School held a Christmas con-

cert on Dec. 5 and completing midterms. Students at the middle school collected clothes and money for the Wanda Boitnott family.



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the side door to unlock it and alert the family. "There were sparks everywhere, the electric meter blew right next to me," Powers said. "I made it as far as the kitchen and couldn't see any farther because of all the smoke." Powers and Lovell were able to alert resident James Stewart and he was able to bring the remaining occupants out of the house, including his 2-day-old baby girl. Powers said they were all sleeping on the second floor when the fire broke out in a first floor utility room. "I don't know how they all got out," Powers said. "There was smoke everywhere." Lovell said despite the smoke he and Powers were eager to make sure everyone made it out of the burning house. "If they wouldn't have come out we would've gone in," Lovell said. Lovell and Powers were presented with plaques by Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington. "In a world today where people are so busy and they don't often pay as much attention to their surrounds as we would like to hope that they do, we are here tonight to honor two people who not only took the time to just be observant of their surroundings but secondarily took time to act in what was a potentially deadly situation," Ellington said. Ellington said the men were heroes and if not for their efforts the family would not

have made it out of the house. "I have plaques for each of them as a small token of our appreciation, and it's not nearly enough, for their accomplishment and the kind of contribution they made to humanity," Ellington said. "I'm sure that..those seven or eight people who were in the home that day will forever be in their debt and I personally would like to them for being of heroic character because not everyone would have done what they did." Powers and Lovell humbly thanked the mayor for the recognition. "I'm just glad we were there," Powers said. "I've got four kids of my own and

grandkids and we just did what we hope anybody would do." After ensuring the family had escaped from their burning house, Lovell and Powers stayed on the scene to direct traffic on Ohio Pike for an additional two and a half hours. "They looked cold standing out there watching the fire, I felt sorry for them," Lovell said. The home has since been demolished and the lot cleared but thanks to Lovell and Powers and the outpouring of support from the Amelia community following the fire the family has been able to move on.



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4 generations celebrate at birthday party Eastern and SSCC partner for students Recently four generations got together at a 60th birthday party for Linda Hetzer, Fayetteville. Pictured here with Linda from left to right is granddaughter, Bridget Burge, Mt. Orab, the birthday girl, Linda Hetzer holding her great granddaughter, Zoey Marie Burge and Linda’s daughter, Sherry Young, Mt. Orab. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Linda on her 60th birthday!

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There are a great deal of new and exciting things happening at Eastern High School this year! Eastern High School is taking part in the dual enrollment program at Southern State Community College, which provides an opportunity for high school students to earn both high school and college credit for the same courses while staying on-site at Eastern High School. Eastern is offering English 101, 102, and 103 being taught by Ms. Reinsmith. The Spanish 107, 108, and 109 is taught by Mr. Somers and is equivalent to Spanish I, II, and III. Chemistry 122 is taught by Mr. Fain. Chemistry students who successfully pass the course are given credit for Chemistry 120 (treated as if they “tested out” of the course). Chemistry 120 is the preceding course to this series. In the dual enrollment program, high schools have the option of bringing their students to visit the Southern State campus to complete a college-level laboratory which is chosen by the high school teachers and use campus resources. This gives students a chance to dispel some of their fears about college. Pictured is Mr. Somers’ Spanish class.

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New baby welcomed home David and Bridget Burge, Mt. Orab, would like to announce the birth of Zoey Marie Burge. She was born at Mercy Anderson, Cincinnati on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Also welcoming her home are her two big brothers, Logan Burge and Mathew Burge. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Burge’s on the arrival of Zoey!

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Students in Southern State Community College’s EMTP 101 course (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic) on the college’s North Campus in Wilmington were treated to a visit from the Miami Valley Hospital Careflight team. “Students in previous classes have never had the opportunity for this type of event,” said David Hoffman, SSCC instructor. “This came about from having a student in the class who works for CareFlight, and that student had the connections needed to make this happen.” The students were able to see how the landing zone is set up, learn how to communicate with the aircraft personnel on approach, and watch as the aircraft landed. After the crew departed the helicopter, the students were given a presentation about the MVH CareFlight Air and Mobile Services, how those services are accessed, who needs the services provided by CareFlight, the credentials needed to be part of the crew, and the capabilities of the crew. After the lecture portion of the CareFlight visit, the students were given the opportunity to

see the inside of the helicopter. The students got to see the confined space inside and the limited workspace in which the crew has to work. The students were able to visit with the crew and ask questions. The crew joined the class for lunch. On departure, the pilot decided to have a little fun and demonstrate a couple of small tricks. “All in all, the students really enjoyed the visit and the information they received,” said Hoffman. “It was a real treat for the students and a great learning experience that the students will not forget. The students and faculty would like to thank the Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight crew, as well as the firefighters from the Chester Township Fire Department. “Hopefully, this will become an event that can happen with every EMT-Basic class at Southern State!” Southern State offers an associate of applied science degree in emergency medical services, with most courses offered on the college’s North Campus, 1850 Davids Drive, Wilmington. To learn more about the program, please visit

Ripley FFA competes at the District Food Science Contest

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G’town 8th graders have fun with science

manufacturing practices that are to be followed in the food industry, customer complaint letters where the students write back to a customer who had a complaint about a food product and they have to take a written exam on basic food practices and information. Previously, on November 9 the Ripley FFA held a Food Science practice and invited other Brown County FFA Chapters to participate. Eastern Brown and Western Brown attended the event. The practice gave the chapters an opportunity to practice all parts o the Food Science Contest.

A crew from Miami Valley Hospital CareFlight visited students in the EMT program at Southern State Community College’s North Campus in Wilmington.

emics/degrees/ems_paramedic.htm. For more informa-

tion, contact Hoffman at 1-800628-7722, ext. 4535.

Brown County Master Gardeners to visit SSCC’s South Campus The Brown County Master Gardeners will present “Planning the Garden” 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. “Spring will be here before you know it, so on the dreary dates of winter, you can start thinking about your garden,” said Mary Ayres, manager of SSCC’s South Campus Learning Resources Center. The Ohio State University Extension program coordinates the Master Gardener Volunteer

Program as an outreach service. The program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through the local OSU Extension county offices. The Brown County Master Gardeners regularly visit Southern State’s South Campus to conduct educational workshops and presentations. For more information about the Jan. 20 event, please contact Ayres at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3681, or



Georgetown 8th graders in “Science Is 8” have learned how small parts per million (ppm) is. They also are learning how to find where pollution is coming from by means of chemical test. “Science Is” is an 8th grade elective class where students find fun in hands-on learning. Pictured are Austin Hilderbrand, Jacob Miller, and Dylan Latham.

On November 15, 2010 the Ripley FFA Food Science team competed at the Food Science Contest in Felicity. The team consisted of Staci Ackels, Lauren Bachman, Jacob Verne and Kayla Eichner. The Food Science Contest is one of about fifty Career Development Contests available through the Ohio FFA Association. The Food Science Contest consists of a taste testing three food samples and determining which is different, a sensory evaluation where the students have to name ten aromas that are found in the food industry, determining good

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Veteran’s Day at Hamersville School On Nov. 11th, Hamersville’s Student Council held a Veteran’s Day Ceremony to honor all who served in the armed forces. We would like to thank all of the veterans that attended the ceremony and thank all veterans for their service to our country.

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Authors to visit SSCC for “Brown County” book discussion

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Local authors Greg and Rosie Riles, better known as Lisa Haitz of Ripley will ‘Aunt Jemima’; and Joe visit Southern State Smith, who inadvertently Community College’s helped Louis Armstrong’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. career.” Route 62, near Sardinia, 6 Author Greg Haitz is a p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, native of Ripley. A graduate to discuss their book, of St. Michael’s School and “Brown County,” an instalRipley High School, Haitz lation in Arcadia attended Maysville Publishing’s Images of Community College, earned America series. his bachelor’s degree in The event is free and open social studies education to the public, and refreshfrom the University of ments will be served. For Kentucky, and his master’s more information, please degree in modern American contact Mary Ayres, managhistory from Xavier er of SSCC’s South Campus University. He completed Learning Resources Center, additional academic work at 1-800-628-7722, ext. through the University of 3681, or Cincinnati. He has taught “The history of Brown social studies at Southern County has been shaped Hills Career and Technical Submitted Photo Center since 1987, and has largely by the Ohio River. It has allowed farmers and Greg and Lisa Haitz of Ripley will been an adjunct faculty industries to transport their member at Maysville visit Southern State Community products and provided Community College since College’s South Campus near recreation, entertainment, 1995. Mr. Haitz was a recipand travel opportunities to Sardinia on Jan. 6 to discuss their ient of the Ashland Golden the residents of the commu- historical book, “Brown County.” Apple Award, and has been nity,” reads the book a Dr. Lee nominee for description. “Even though Interesting and notable Brown teacher of the year in Brown flooding of the river brought County natives include Ulysses County. He served two terms on destruction many times, it also S. Grant, who grew up to com- St. Michael’s School’s enabled freedom for thousands mand one of the largest armies Education Commission, and of slaves. Under abolitionist ever assembled and later has been a mentor teacher to leaders like John Rankin and became president of the United several first-year teachers. He is John Parker, parts of Brown States; Colonel Charles Young, a past officer in the Ripley County became known as the the third African American to Knights of Columbus, and is ‘Grand Central Station’ of the graduate from West Point and a currently the president of the Underground Railroad. military attache to Liberia; John P. Parker Historical

Flu season is here. In Ohio, the flu season usually occurs from fall through early spring. Flu vaccinations are very safe and are the best way to stay healthy this flu season. Most people who get the flu usually recover in one to two weeks, but the flu can be deadly for those considered at-risk. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against 2009H1N1, and two other influenza viruses (an H3N2 virus and an influenza B virus). The viruses in the vaccine change each year based on international surveillance and scientists’ estimations about which types and strains of viruses will circulate in a given year. About 2 weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body. Yearly flu vaccination should begin in September or as soon as vaccine is available and continue throughout the influenza season, into December, January and beyond. This is because the timing and duration of influenza vary. While influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. While everyone should

Retirees, former employees meet Brown County General Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at the Country Inn on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 9 a.m.

Obituaries Charlene Wilson (nee Rudisill), 73

Thomas W. Wolfe, 83

Charlene Wilson (nee Rudisill), 73, Mt. Orab, Oh., died on Dec. 9, 2010. She was born Oct. 31, 1937 in War, WV. She is survived by son, Craig Randall Rudisill, Batavia, sisters, Deloris Lanter of Mt. Orab, Eula Naylor of Sardinia, brothers, David Rudisill of Blanchester, Carl Rudisill of Phoenix, Az., 3 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild. Charlene is preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick William Wilson, III; son, Eric Leonard Rudisill; Mother, Lucille Rudisill (nee Wheatley); father, Ivron Rudisill. Services were Tuesday, Dec. 15 where Dave Dewitt officiated with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Ky. Memorial donations in Charlene's memory may be made to the Mt. Orab Wesleyan Church. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Thomas W. Wolfe, 83, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. He was born in Spencer, NY on July 6, 1927 to the late Elmer L. and Cecil E. (Briggs) Wolfe. The family moved to Woodville, Oh., where he spent his childhood years and graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyers U.S.S. Frank Knox DD 742 in the South Pacific in WWII and the U.S.S. Cotton D.D. 669 in the Korean War. He then obtained his student pilot license under the GI Bill in 1947. Tom married Donna R. Mitcler (deceased Aug. 18, 2009) on July 4, 1948 with whom he had four children: Cheryl L. Johnson, Beth A. (Hal) Wahlers both of New Braunfels, TX, Eric S. (Lisa) Wolfe of Fremont, OH and Amy L. (Michael) Meyer of Georgetown. Tom retired from Ford Motor Co., Sandusky, in 1988 after 32 years of service as a quality control test engineer in the Photometric Dept. He was a member of Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church until moving to Georgetown, in 2008. Tom loved to sing “Danny Boy” being a favorite and was a member of the Memorial E.U.B. Church Choir for many years. He enjoyed working in his yard, fishing, camping and golf but his great love and involvement with the Fremont Ross Wrestling Program is what he will best be remembered for, both as a referee and avid supporter. Tom is survived by his 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brother Richard (Dick) Wolfe of Port Clinton. Deceased brother Harry Wolfe. There were no services. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Vernon E. Frye, 82 Vernon E. Frye, 82, Bethel, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. Vernon was the husband of the late Norene (Burton) Frye, dear father of Betty (George) Stiles, grandfather of Kimmie (Walt) Carver and Andy (Brandi) Stiles and is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, brother of the late Ada L. Frye and foster brother of Jeanne Blanton and Ronnie Walters. Services were Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 or Alzheimer 's Association, 644 Linn St. Suite 1026, Cincinnati, Ohio The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.


Ruth E. White, 82 Ruth E. White (nee Mayhugh), 82, Bethel, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010. Ruth was born Jan. 11, 1928 to the late William Bryant and Edna Helena Mayhugh. Ruth was the devoted wife of Robert W. "Bill" White, dear mother of Margene (Harry) Hill, Marlene Bright, William A. "Bud" (Joye) White and John Daryl (Janice) White, dear sister of Virginia Hendershot and the late Eileen Staggs, Richard and Russell Mayhugh, also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. Services were Thursday Dec. 23, 2010 at the Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in Tate Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church 211 E. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 45106. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Zelma (McGovney) Copas, 86

Marjorie Mae McIntosh, 84

Zelma (McGovney) Copas, 86, Nile Township, Scioto County, Oh., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. She was born Nov. 17, 1924 in Green Township to the late Carey and Cora Ethel (Conrad) McGovney. Mrs. Copas is survived by her husband, Forrest W. Copas, Buena Vista, one son, Steven E. Copas, Buena Vista, three sisters, Avonelle Kinhalt, Green Township, Wilma Pauline Spires, Manchester Township, Lavonna Tackett, Mansfield and many nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 with burial following at Puntenney Cemetery in Green Township. Memorial donations can be made to Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Marjorie Mae McIntosh, 84 of Milford, Oh., and formerly of Georgetown, Oh., died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a nurse aide for 16 years at the Meadowwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Georgetown, Oh. Marjorie was also a member of the Georgetown Church of Christ. Marjorie was born May 28, 1926 in Flemingsburg, Ky., the daughter of the late Richard and Hester Ellen (Stamper) Whisman. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband Richard Arlin McIntosh, three sons – Bobby, John, and Dennis McIntosh and three daughters – Norma Jean and Joyce McIntosh and Bonetta Watson, two sisters and four brothers. Mrs. McIntosh is survived by six children – Shirley Cornette and husband Don of Hamersville, Benny McIntosh and wife Carolyn of Loveland, Phyllis Bair of Piketon, Scottie McIntosh and wife Tracy of Milford, Nancy King and husband Bruce of Georgetown, and Freida West and husband Don of Georgetown, twenty-seven grandchildren; over fifty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Vinnie M. Pence, 79 Vinnie M. Pence, 79, of Sprigg Township, Adams County, Oh., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. She was born March 13, 1931 in Manchester, Oh., to the late Oakley and Renee (Clark) Highfield. She is survived by husband, Emery Pence, four sons, five daughters and several grandchildren. She was a homemaker. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Manchester Cemetery, Manchester. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

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Society in Ripley. Author Lisa Haitz graduated from Green Hills High School in Cincinnati, attended Ohio State University, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati (UC) with a degree in American history. She worked for Northern Kentucky University before moving to UC where she is the web developer for the university libraries. She holds certifications in web design, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and the Ripley Women’s Club. To learn more about the book, visit and search for “Brown County.” For more information about Southern State Community College, call 1-800-628-7722, email, or visit In case of inclement weather or campus closure on Jan. 6, an alternate date of Jan. 13 has been set for the author visit.


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IS THE SEED IN THE BARN? Look with me today in the book of Haggai. Haggai was a prophet of God. The 10 northern tribes of Israel had been scattered abroad long ago and the 2 southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin, which were around Jerusalem, had turned from God. Because of the wickedness of these 2 tribes God allowed King Nebuchadnedzzar of Babylon to carry them away captive. They were kept in Babylon, which is over in the area of Iraq, for 70 years. After the 70 years were expired, according to the prophecy of Jeremiah, the majority of them returned to Jerusalem. The walls of the city were torn down and Nehemiah was involved in the rebuilding of them. The walls were finished but the house of the LORD was not. Then under Haggai the work on the house of the LORD recommenced. Now in verse 19 of chapter 2 the LORD told Haggai to ask the question: “Is the seed yet in the barn?...” Remember, ladies and gentlemen, that I have said that the tithe belongs to the Lord. Leviticus 27:30 states: “And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD.” Ten percent of your income belongs to the LORD. It is His and He expects you to pay it. There is the saying which goes: the tithe we owe, the seed we sow. Anything over and above your tithe is your offering to the Lord. For instance, if you are in a building project, what you give towards that is an offering. It is not a part of your tithe. In the 25th chapter of Exodus in verse 2 the LORD told Moses concerning the building of the tabernacle: “Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering.” It was not to be given grudgingly but freely with the heart. The seed, which is your offering, is not commanded; it is to be given willingly and spontaneously. You might not actively be in a building project now, but are all your buildings paid for? If not, and you have a building fund, then you should consider giving to it. That is what pays for the building you worship in. It also allows the younger generation to be involved in investing in the building wherein they also worship. The Bible tells us

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH that where your treasure is there will your heart be also. If you have no treasure in your building it goes to say that you are not likely to have much heart in it either. Now, consider this. If you have an investment in the building in which someone receives Christ as their Saviour, then in consideration of that investment that soul is accredited to your account in heaven. The same goes for everyone who is baptized in the building. That baptism is accredited to your account. Therefore it is to your benefit to give willingly to your building fund. And it does not stop there. Let’s just say that you pass on. Does that mean that your rewards stop at that point? No, it does not. For every soul which gets saved in the building where you put your investment, you will still have a dividend accredited to your heavenly account. Another thing to consider is that it is not just your money that you can invest. You can invest your time. That also applies to your account. It takes work to maintain your building. When you invest you are sowing! Do you know what happens when you sow? First you get the seed out of the barn. Then you begin to sow it. Let us say you sow a half of a bushel of corn per acre. You fertilize it, cultivate it, and harvest it. How much should you expect to reap from that half bushel of seed? Well, depending on your investment in it, you just might reap 200 bushels. Metaphorically speaking, would you rather have the half bushel in the barn or the 200 bushels in the wagon? It stands to reason that the more you give the more you get in return. Remember, the seed we sow; the tithe we owe. Must the LORD ask you the question: Is your seed yet in the barn? Or is He able to say: Well done my good and faithful servant.

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Fayetteville Middle school proudly recognized 14 students for outstanding behavior and achievement during the month of November. shown here alphabetically; Noah Bailey, shannon Barker, Collan Brewsaugh, taylor Call, Donald Hahn, Cody Holden, wes Iles, annika Johnson, Kendall Johnson, savannah Lynch, Brittany Mansfield, Ian russo, Cole schaefer, Corinne strong, austin walker, Dillon wilson.

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W.B. FFA hosts leadership night on thursday, Nov. 18, the western Brown FFa hosted a leadership night at the middle school. over 100 FFa members participated from schools district wide. three state FFa officers ran the show, state Vice president; Lara staples, state reporter; Jessica shanahan, and state treasurer; Brittani Baldner-Hill. each state officer had a session each. Members rotated from session to session in their groups. those who attended were taught what the slogan “Lead Me, Lead You, Lead Us, Lead the FFa” meant. “Lead Me” was about finding leadership skills that we individually have. “Lead You” is finding the benefits of having strengths and weaknesses of a team. “Lead Us” is about working together with your strengths and weaknesses of all FFa members to improve the FFa Chapter. “Lead the FFa” stands for leading the FFa Chapter to a better future and have a more successful year. Local FFa Chapters that were in attendance included: western Brown, eastern Brown, Georgetown, Fayetteville, peebles, Felicity Franklin, and ohio Valley. the western Brown FFa would like to thank the Middle school staff and any FFa member that helped set up for the Leadership Night.

“Pygmalion” auditions Jan. 7 at Southern State SSCC Theatre will host auditions for the upcoming production “Pygmalion” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. “Pygmalion” will be directed by Rainee Angles and performed March 4-6, 2011, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium. Auditions are open to both students and to the public. Please visit for more information, including monologues to be memorized for the auditions and tips on preparing for an audition. Rehearsals will begin Jan 10. In addition, the theater department at Southern State Community College will offer

the following theater courses during winter quarter (offered in Hillsboro unless otherwise indicated): Drama Practicum, from 6:30-9:10 p.m. on Wednesdays; Drama Workshop, from 6:30-9:10 p.m. on Wednesdays; Introduction to Theater, from 2-3:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, or from 2-3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Wilmington); Acting I, II and III, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Stage Craft, from 6:30-9:10 p.m. on Tuesdays; and Drama Practicum Advanced, from 6:30-9:10 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information about Southern State, please call 1800-628-7722, email, or visit


Western Brown accepting nominations for Academic Hall of Fame inductees Nominations for consideration and possible induction into the Western Brown High School Academic Hall of Fame Year 2011 are being accepted in the Western Brown Local School District for graduates of the former Hamersville High School, Mount Orab High School or Western Brown High School who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and/or excellence in their chosen profession. To be eligible for induction, nominees must have accomplished achievements that are above and beyond the normal standards. Achievements may include military academy graduate, doctor, lawyer, engineer, veterinarian, education, phar-

macist, dentist, architect, music, arts, business, politics, etc. Nominations must include information citing most notable professional accomplishments; awards; recognitions; education; community service and significant contributions made to society. Nominations should be forwarded to the Superintendent's Office, Western Brown Local Schools, Attn: Academic Hall of Fame Committee, 524 W. Main Street, Mount Orab, OH 45154. The nomination period closes each year on January 15th. Nomination form is available on website or call 937/444-2044 extension 15017 to request a form.

6th Grade Principal’s List Cody Fitzpatrick, Jessica Fitzpatrick, Kasey Fox, Keele Jo Glover, Shelby Grau, Erica Kelly, Barrett Kessler, Addison Kidd, Cheyanne Matthew, Bethany Moler, Aaron Partin, Bryan Partin, Tanner Patten, Baylee Phillips, Haley Richey, Tessa Shaffer, Sierra Steppeler, Megan Summer, Tristen Walters, Drew Willoughby, Rylee Drewry, Shelby Elder, Noah Adams, Dillon Barber, Dare Bellini, Erin Bishop, Kane Blank, Alexyss Boone, Jesse Britton, Dana Buttree 7th Grade Honor Roll Casey Phelps, Chelsea Phillips, Jazmyn Pierce, Dylan Piersall, Kelsey Purdy, Danielle Quittschreiber, Joseph Rose, Charles Rump, Ciera Ruschman, Alexandria Ryder, Katelyn Schaub, Brittany Schubert, James Seibert, Aaron Senior, Chyanne Shepherd, Hannah Sininger, Dakota Smith, Larissa Smith, Joshua Steed, Emily Stith,, Sarah Swartz, Cristina Taylor, Savannah Thornbury, Allyssa Vance, Caroline Wells, Dakota Wilson, Quentin Winkler, Kaitlyn Witt, Sydney Armstrong, Jordan Bauer, Nicole Bayless, Taylor Benz, Payton Bocks, Gail Brady, Lacy Campbell, Justin Carpenter, Caitlyn Case, Mikayla Caudill, Trystan Collins, Amanda Corcoran, Steven Craddock, Lauren Donathan, Dusten Dornbach, Zachary Dowling, Angel Elam, Kirsten Forney, Mia Garcia, Kaitlyn Glover, Karissa Glover, Michelle Goslin, Sydney Griffith, Connie Hakala, Trevor Henry, Joseph Hensley, Eean Hornung, Kelsey Huseman, Natashia Imwalle, Kaylee Johnston, Abigail Jordan, Cameryn Kain, Noah Keith, Bradlee King, Courtney Koons, Hayley Leeth, Kyle McNutt, Dezzarae Mejzlik, Robert Moore, Justice Moore, Jerikah Morrison, Devin Oliver, Alicia Peralta, Courtney Peters, Jacob Lynch 7th Grade Principal’s List Kristine Pierson, Norman Poklar, Gabrielle Rose, Emily Sears, Baylee Sentman, Maya Shaffer, Sugaree Shaffer, Ashley Smith, Travis Stacy, Trevor Stacy, Sidney Swisher, Cassidy Taylor, Kaitlyn Williams,

Chelsea Wood, Marissa Wood, Emma Young, Tyler Peace, Sherri Partin, Matthew Arnold, Jacob Altman, Taylor Akers, Maria Bohrer, Angel Booker, Brandon Butler, Tiffany Carver, Ashley Clark, Hayley Clark, Maysun Dietrick, Britoney Elliott, Tiffany Falch, Jacob Glover, Matthew Goldschmidt, Chastity Hardyman, Sierra Hauck, Mickey Hundley, Robin Jackson, Luke Kuttler, Connor Lang, Sarah Leto, Mya Lucas, Kayla Manning, Malachi Marlow, Rebekah McKinley, Eric Miano, Steven Miano, Olivia Morgan, Rachel Morgeson, Devin Moriarity, Christopher Mosley, Hannah Mugnaini, Paul Music, Destanie Nester, Hannah Slack 8th Grade Honor Roll Jessica Anderson, Alex Arnett, Sadie Benfield, Jessica Bering, Hannah Bolender, Braydon Boyd, Sonya Bradburn, Chase Broxterman, Stephen Bush, Christopher Catron, Kaylee Dick, Kody Collins, Allison Dowd, Charleigh Dyer, Logan Easterling, Crystal Elam, Patty Fletcher, Rebekah Greber, Nathaniel Gries, Brittany Hammersley, Monika Huesman, Tyler Humphrey, Haley Hunley, Christy Jackson, Timothy Lanham, Alisha Maynard, Ashley McDonald, Jamie Masters, Jonathan Neal, Chase Perkins, Richard Pride, Dustin Piersall, Tara Obermeyer, Katie Newberry, Alexis Purdon, Ashleigh Richter, Jazmine Rose, Makayla Slater, Shelby Spaulding, Chance Seibert, Danielle Scoggins, Jaci Schwarber, Clara Spencer, Emery Rosenhoffer 8th Grade Principal’s List Tyler Adkins, Hannah Bishop, Kane Boyd, Zachary Brooks, Kelsey Burden, Alexander Chaney, Kyle Conrad, Kenneth Elam, Abigail Finch, Dakota Fowee, Loryn Gavula, Courtney Gentry, Gavin Griffith, Karianne Hall, Lindsey Harvey, Lawrence Jeffery, Huy Huynh, Loren Kerr, Ashley Ketron, Amanda Mastin, Jackilynn McGee, Kirsten Lapp, Layne Mosbacker, Joshua Mullen, Alisha Pennington, Matthew Perry, Natasha Noble, Akio Purdon, Ericia Quittschreiber, Williams Sapp,

Hamerville perfect attendance Kindergarten Gillian Bishop, Jackson Cann, Janie Davis, Adora Disque, Mac Doyle, Ethan Frank, Paige Friend, Dawson Hitt, Aubree Hodge, Gaven Lucas, Dion Mills, Jake Norton, Maria Perry, Kyle Poehlmann, Noah Reynaldo,Alexus Rider, Peyton Schadle, Saul Woodruff. 1st grade Savannah Athon, Christie Barger, Nicolas Baustista, Katelyn Bowling, Jaydee Brown, Desiree Buchanan, Briston Cann, Jason Chisman, Sophia Ernst, Matthew Friend, Evan Grimes, Austin Hamilton, Austin Haney, Kalisa Jenninigs, Jennifer Jones, Krishelle Miller, Bri Planck, Liam Powell, Trey Randolph, Clifton Riley, Sarah Rozell, Dominic Seng, Keaton Shiveley, Olivia Stutz, Luke Woodruff, Kori Yost, Olivia Young, Matthew Younts 2nd grade Cheyenne Baugus, Rylie Bridges, Samantha Cadwell, Bryar Cornett, Summer Frank, Darren Hurst, Hayden Kattine, Logan Lindsey, Shayla Pegram, Kimberlyn Perkins, Gary Powell, Abigail Roberts, Pierce Schadle, Evan Schauer, Lexy Schuler, Benjamin Todd, Alexis Vanwinkle, Reagan Votel 3rd grade Dustin Bishop, Jacob Cann, David Chaffin, Haley Comberger, Ryan Cooper,Chasity Debord, Austin Grammar, Elicia Hamblen, Skyler Mofford, Hunter Kattine, Matthew Lovell, William Lucas, Hunter Macko, Chance Moore, Dakota Newberry, Robert Rozell, Emma Sams, Jacob Seaman, Madeline Shepherd, Sonny Striffolino,Bailey Tolliver, Taylor Tolliver, Chance Turner 4th grade Lizzy Black, Shawnta Bowling, Bradley Buchanan, Christin Calderone, Mark Comberger, Ryan Craig, Jordan Davis, Jermiah Escobar, Griffin Fite, Glen Friend, Kionna Garrent, Reagon Henderson, Noah Hiler, Jessica Jones, Liam Keller, Kyla King, Faith Macko, Trevor Miller, Penni Neal, Jesse Osborne, Cameron Schauer, Triz Shuemake, Andrew Todd, Jordan Whitacare 5th grade Anthony Baugus, Katie Bolender, Mackenzi Bridges, Kain Carter, Karley Cornett, Taylor Couch, Alanis Daugherty, Chase Elliott, Bryce Eviston, Samuel Gibson, Kerstin Hartmen, Jack Haynes III, Kayla Hedge, Jordan Hunley, Alyssa Kidwell, Hannah Liming, Blake Luck, JT Martin, Danielle Morrow, Adam Nance, Hannah Rozell, Tyler Seng, Will Stratton, Joseph Tolliver, Meranda Watson, Ashley Webb 6th grade Brett Andryshak, Cameron Brayton, Karolann Comberger, Mckenna Emery, Jake Henderson, Morgan Hirons, Sydney Layman, Victoria Moore, Michael Nehus III, Hunter, O’Hara, Abby Owen, Joseph Sams, Jeffrey Schlueter, David Schuler,

Garret Sellers, Karis Shively, Daphine Weiner. 7th grade Jordan Baugus, Renea Bishop, Mackenzie Brooks, Rebecca Caskey, Brandy Cook, Alex Couch, Rachel Gibbons, Allison Gray, Logan Hunley, Katherine Johns, Savannah Mofford, Jesse Neal, Charles Perkins, Reed Schauer, James Scott, Delaine Sharp, Jacqualine Sherman, Robert Sherman, Allison Taylor, Jonathon Taylor, Hayley Watson, Angelic Williams, Brandon York, Brooke York 8th grade Stacy Bolender, Krissy Bomkanp, Sam Clark, Christian Dawson, Jesse Doyle, Joey Eversole, Morgan Fischer, Tyler Helbling, Zack Hollins, Quade Kidwell, Justin Laws, Tanner Luck, Andrew Marcum, Cara Miller, Meggie O’Hara, Marcus Robbins, Caleb Schmidt, Trevor Schramm, P.J. Seng, Ryan Vaughn, Nick Waits, Cheyenne Wash, Taylor Wilson.

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G’town chemistry students perform labs Georgetown Chemistry students learn how to separate two different salts (sodium chloride and potassium nitrate) by using temperature differences. First, they lowered the temperature of a water solution to 4oC, which caused the potassium nitrate to fall out as they filtered the potassium nitrate crystals off. Next, they took the filtered solution and heated it to recover the sodium chloride. the students know now much of each was in the solution they then calculated their percent recovery. pictured is Holly VanKeuren conducting the experiment.

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Western Brown FFA State bound In the last couple of weeks, the western Brown FFa competed in the sub-district and district competitions. the team placed 2nd in sub-district competition with an overall score only 5 points below the 1st place team. the team placed 2nd also in the district competition with a score only 2 points below the 1st place team which qualified them for state. the team has worked extremely hard for this accomplishment and the trip to the state competition is well deserved. the team consists of: president, Blake spitznagel; Vice president, Lara staples; secretary, taylor Hopkins; treasurer, tyler spitznagel; reporter, Dara Howser; sentinel, Brittany Grant; student adviser, anna Yockey; and member, alisha Damon. other members that weren't able to compete were amber Huiet and emily siemer. at the district competition the members qualified for state for the second time in western Brown history. the FFa Chapter would like to congratulate all members who participated and good luck at state! pictured, members pose before going into the holding room to get prepared for the upcoming competition.



F’ville Middle School Students of the Month

5th Grade Kayleigh Baker, Madison Barker, Nolan Barr, William Beavers, Autumn Boothby, Hailey Bradshaw, Faith Carpenter, Britney Chinn, Michelle Clark, Jacob Collins, Caleb Cox, Ciara Cox, Taylor Cramlet, Jantsen Crank, Macie Dickens, Ethan Doan, Olivia Fisher, Jacob Haggerty, Julia Hall, Olivia Hardy, Dylan Hardyman, Oliver Harris, Katelyn Hastings, Sarah Hayes, Noah Hayslip, Elizabeth Hubbard, Sean Lapp, Kaitlyn Lawson, Andrew Leimberger, Sandra Lovell, Collin Massner, Brooklyn Masters, Destinee Meyer, Andrew Mider, Madison Mugnaini, Mackensey Murray, Caleb Norris, Ryan Osborne, Kara Partin, Bret Perkins, Riese Peters, Chloe Piatt, Heather Porter, Cora Propes, Clayton Purdy, Grace Richman, Cody Ryan, Dillan Scarpinski, Jessica Seipel, Lane Sexton, Timothy Shanklin, Alexis Shannon, Serenity Slagle, Ashley Summers, Morgan Swafford, Cadence Taylor, Sidney Vance, Caleb Verdon, Isaac Wallace, Jesse Walters, Cody West, Savannah Wilson, Zane Wilson, Amanda Woodyard, David Young 5th Grade Principal’s List Eric Altman, Ella Brinkman, Becca Carroll, Chloey Collins, Cora Cremer, Carson Eyre, Jack Finn, Kailei Gardner, Samantha Green, Alexa Harris, Joseph Hauck, Shawn Hull, Austin Ingels, Lanoe Kessler, Cana Kleemeyer, Rachel Kuttler, Bailey Miller, Paige Murray, Elizabeth Music, Abagaile Neal, Gracie Osborne, Sarah Pike, Tessa Pinkerton, Brianna Posey, Colston Roades, Emma Schultz, Alyssa Shorten, Krista Signorelli, Mary Sizer, Tyler Smith, David Stamper, Macayla Temple, Ethan Whitt, Jaylee Williams, Hanna Young 6th Grade Honor Roll Chelsea Flick, Elyssa Girtman, Justin Griffith, Caleb Gruber, Kirsten Guthrie, Sidney Hardwick, Aaron Heid, Brady Hibbits, Zachary Holtkamp, Kaitlyn Huseman, Georgia Jacob, Jesse Jimison, Patricia Jones, Colin Kursim, Janey Lawson, Brandon Lucas, Dylan Lykins, Reed Maffey, Jacob Malott, Anna Marlow, Nala McClain, Nathaniel Maynard, Brian McGee, Nicholas Miano, Abigail Mitchell, Dillan Murray, Gage Oldham, Chase Patterson, Madison Ross, Dylan Schwab, Tanner Shasteen, Sadie Silvis, Gage Tolin, Alyssa Wedmore, Corey Wilcher, Lacy Wright, Chloe Young, Mackenzie Young, Deanna Day, Madison Day, Austin Dickens, Isabelle Elliott, Mason Anderson, Selena Angelus, Scarlet Baird, Taylor Barthel, Savana Beard, Courtney Becker, Christopher Behler, Acacia Bennett, Laurynn Bingamon, Alexis Bingham, Bransen Black, Jeremy Brewer, Chad Brooks, Nicholas Burton, Nathan Bush, Cody Carrington, Nicolas Cline, Paige Cooper, Eli Crall, Bailie Darnall



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Fayetteville-Perry School Board prepares for upcoming organizational meeting set for Jan. 13 Welker to do snow removal for the 2010-11 season at a rate of $75 per hour with hours as approved by maintenance supervisor, John Gauche. The board set a joint organizational and regular January meeting for Jan. 13 which will begin at 6 pm. in the board of education conference room.

New Year’s Eve Bash in Williamsburg The Williamsburg American legion Post #288 will be holding their annual New Years Eve Bash. Nashville recording artist Shawn Hammonds will be performing. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Single admission is $15.00, couple is $25.00. For more information call (513) 724-9915. The post is located at 208 East Main Street, Williamsburg.

Betty Rowlands was appointed president Pro Tem to chair the organizational meeting until a president is elected. Garry Luke will continue as the board’s representative on the Southern Hills JVS board for 2011.


The Fayetteville-Perry Local School District board meeting Dec. 16, where Superintendent Roy Hill told the board that the requested revisions on the ‘Race to the Top’ grant funds had been submitted to the the state and were approved. Hill reported that Jeff Royalty, former superintendent of Western Brown Local School district had been hired by the Ohio Department of Education as administrator of the Race to the Top grant funds. In other business at the meeting the board approved the payment of the bills and the investment/finance report. A contract renewal with Pepsi as the exclusive soft drink provider for the school district (excluding cafeteria operation) was also approved. The superintendent gave an update on the state budget process. He stated that although revenues are running ahead of projections, there is still an expected shortfall of

up to $8 billion for the next biennium state budget. A sewer line leak on school property was discovered when the sewer department activated a pump at the treatment plant. One of the baseball field fence post holes had punctured the line which contained treated water and had been repaired. Following a nearly four hour executive session where the board met with the board treasurer, the board renewed the employment contract with Jo Anna Carraher from Jan. 1, 2011 through July 31, 2013 at the current salary. Effective Aug. 1, 2010 she will pay 10 percent of her health insurance premiums and have five days added to her contract for a total of 247 work days annually. Also approved was home instruction for a special education student and two home instructions for medical reasons. The board conducted the annual evaluation of the superintendent in executive session. The board approved Tom

Stir Crazy days hosted for kids Kids cooped up? Want a break from the winter blues? The Crusaders Gymnastics is hosting its second day of Stir Crazy Days on Tuesday, Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for ages 7 and up. Come join us for some Winter Fun in our 10,000 square foot Gymnastics facility with our foam pits and spring floor! For more information call (937) 442-FLIP. Crusaders Gymnastics is located at 2005 US 62, Winchester.

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Sam Jones honored at Georgetown F&AM Sam Jones receives a 50 year Membership Pin at Georgetown F & A. M. Lodge 72. From Left: T. Mark Liggett, District Deputy Grand Master 6th District, Sam Jones, Charles W. Black District Deputy Grand Master 1st District.


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Broncos suffer first SBC loss in heartbreaker at Goshen By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press

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Western’s Cole Kirkpatrick scores while being heavily guarded in the post during the Broncos’ loss to Goshen.

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Western’s Justin Nickell tries to drive past Goshen’s Nick Wake during the Broncos’ loss to the Warriors. Nickell scored 11 points in the game.

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presented Tudor the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award. Tudor expressed a great deal of gratitude to her track and field coaches at Western Brown High School. “They understood how to push me, when to encourage me, and mostly their inspiration was so important,” added Tudor. Western Brown boys coach Chad Sexton strongly encouraged her to gain some experience over the summer by running some road events. Tudor listened to Sexton’s advice and became pleasantly surprised when she became the Bronco 5K overall winner last August. Tudor was spotted by Shawnee State University assistant cross country coach Blake Jones during the Bronco 5K race. She then participated in the Shawnee State Bear Run with over 900 runners. The Bear Run would solidify her as a runner when she became the overall women’s champion. “After I won the Bear Run, coach Putnam wanted me to come run at Shawnee State,” said Tudor. Tudor will begin next fall as a scholarship athlete at Shawnee. Tudor, who trained by her-

Fayetteville Lady Rockets blast Lady Bulldogs, 87-25 By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Lady Rockets, showing no signs of rust after sitting idle for 12 days, used their transition game to fly past the Batavia Lady Bulldogs, 87-25. “This group has adapted to the fast-break mentality very well,” said Lady Rockets’ coach Toby Sheets. “It seems natural to them. Rebound, outlet, long pass and then we’ll take advantage.” The first period was a little slow for Fayetteville. In fact, the Lady Rockets fell behind 4-1 at the midway point when Batavia’s Abby Hericks knocked in a left-handed hook shot. Desiree Dutro got Fayetteville rolling when she stuck back an offensive board. Makayla Rosselot converted a three-point play and in a matter of 34 seconds, the Lady rockets were on top, 6-4. Fayetteville went on to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 16-2 over the final four minutes of the first, claiming a 176 lead at the quarter break. The Lady Rockets’ zone defense gave Batavia problems in the second quarter. Fayetteville held the Lady Bulldogs scoreless for over three minutes in the frame while posting 10 more transition points in the process. Midway through the second, Shelby Sheets, who had been relatively quiet for 12 minutes, got going. The senior swing player drained two 3pointers, made a layup on a break and added two free throws in the final four minutes of the half. Cheyenne Ramey stuck back an offensive rebound with time running out in the period, putting the Lady Rockets in front at intermission, 41-13.

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Western graduate, Briana Tudor, signs a letter of intent to run cross country next fall at Shawnee State University. The event took place last Friday at Western High School. Joining Tudor at the signing were her parents, high school track coaches, her high school athletic administrator and future Shawnee State coach.

self, entered and did well as an unattached athlete in two collegiate cross country meets, has been attending UCClermont this year. Tudor will join a successful team at Shawnee State University that won the Mid-South Conference Championship and qualified for the National

Cross Country Meet in 2010. “I am happy about being able to run with a team,” said Tudor. “I have always run by myself. The team will be able to push me even more and make me better.” Tudor decided on Shawnee State University because of their reputation in their educa-

tion program, its proximity to her home, and the chance to be trained in cross country by experienced coaches that could help her achieve a balance of academics and athletics. Tudor will attend Shawnee State University with a major in Special Education.

Underwood Family Benefit Raffle The Rachel Underwood Family Benefit Raffle, sponsored by the Southern Buckeye Conference is going on throughout the boys and girls basketball seasons. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be obtained from any SBC athletic director. -1st Prize: 4 Day/3 Night @ Biltmore (Asheville, NC) -2nd Prize: 3 Day/2 Night at Woodson Bend Resort @ Lake Cumberland -3rd prize: Side of Beef

($800 value) -4th prize: Stihl Edger ($450 value) -5th Prize: Watch ($400 Value) -6th Prize: Craftsman toolbox -7th Prize: OSU football helmet -8th prize: Gun Case Thank you to the following sponsors: -Cahall's John Deere @ Georgetown -Sears Hometown Store @ Georgetown

-Croswell Tours @ Williamsburg -Facet Jewelry & Pawn @ Amelia -Amelia Athletic Dept. -Sportszone -RB Printing Company 937- 446- 4442 -Mark & Diane Slagle & Goodwin Farms The drawing will be March 7, 2011, at the SBC Winter Sports Banquet. Need not be present to win. Contact any SBC athletic director for tickets.

Western Broncos wrestling roundup

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Fayetteville’s Desiree Dutro lays in a shot during the Lady Rockets’ win over Batavia.

“We’re rotating nine players in basically by the clock,” said Sheets. “Their styles are so similar and they like playing together. Every rebound we get, we look to push.” The third period also belonged to the Lady Rockets. Dutro led the way with eight points in the quarter. Sheets added seven and Rosselot netted five. Most of the Fayetteville points again came in transition. Defensively, the zone was still effective as the Lady Rockets held Batavia scoreless for the first four minutes of the third. The fourth frame saw the Lady Rockets dominate the glass. Almost every rebound


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Shawnee State University’s Cross Country Coach Eric Putnam came to Western Brown High School on Dec. 17, to sign cross country runner Briana Tudor. The calling of Tudor to competitive running is a story of persistence and perseverance. Tudor, a 2010 Western graduate, was a four-year varsity soccer player, a two-year basketball player, and a four year track and field thrower for the Broncos. The amazing part of the story is that Tudor never participated in a cross country event during her high school career. Tudor, a first team Southern Buckeye Conference selection in soccer, began running going into her senior year of high school to become a better goalie. She contemplated several small collegiate college soccer programs but felt that running was her calling. “Running became my lifestyle and I’ve never stopped,” said Tudor. Tudor not only began a serious running regimen but

began to make lifestyle changes in her diet. She stopped all fast foods and began eating a healthy supply of chicken and vegetables. Her body transformed by her senior track season, the girl who used to squat 220 pounds and bench 140 pounds, no longer had the power to compete in the throwing events. She tried her ability in the sprints but was unable to secure an event. “She was the hardest working kid; we just had to use her in the right place,” said Western track coach Jeff Jones. It was at that point coaches Jones and Tina Cooper put her in a two mile race. “You could watch her run through town and she just never stops, so why not distance running?” said Cooper. “Coach Jones and coach Cooper encouraged me to run in the two-mile event,” said Tudor. “I found it fun. I thought, ‘Wow, I just finished second in my first race.’” Tudor finished her senior season as a success for an athlete in her first competitive running season. Jones rewarded her with the 110 percent award. Tim Cook, Western Brown Athletic Director, also

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Fayetteville’s Shelby Sheets shoots for two of her gamehigh 27 points during the Lady Rockets’ win over Batavia.

led to a fast-break basket. Rosselot got four layups and added three free throws in the quarter. Ramey and Abbey Rowe got in on the act in the final two minutes, scoring the final four points for Fayetteville as the Lady Rockets went on to win, 8725. “We have some young kids who can really score,” added Sheets. “Desiree goes all out on every play. She does very well in the post.” Three Lady Rockets finished in double figures. Sheets led the way with 27 points while adding nine assists and five steals. Rosselot added 25 tallies and four assists. Dutro finished with 16 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. Megan Eyre chipped in six points, dished out four assists and also got five steals. McKenna Fraley led Batavia with seven points. Alyssa Gibson and Hericks added six points each. The win lifted Fayetteville to 5-0 overall. The Lady Rockets sit at 3-0 in the Southern Hills League and will play in the Brown County Holiday Tournament on Monday and Tuesday. “The Brown County Tournament will be fun,” said Sheets. “It’s great competition and we want to challenge our girls.” In the reserve game, Fayetteville defeated Batavia, 42-28. Amanda O’Donnell led the Lady Rockets with a gamehigh 16 points. Ashley Moore added five. Rowe, Betsy Wiederhold and Gabby Valentine chipped in four points each. Jordan Foster led the Lady Bulldogs with eight tallies. Allison Wagner added five. Katelynn Everhart and Beth Grimes chipped in four points each.

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, the Broncos fell to Anderson, 3825, and Hamilton, 42-25, dropping to 0-3 on the season. Tory Bauer and Justin Dillinger each went 2-0, while Mike Williams, Jake Latham, Andy Wallace and Ray DeRossett each went 1-1. On Friday, Dec. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 18, the team placed eighth in the 16-team Point Pleasant, West Virginia tournament with a 5-4 dual meet record. The Broncos upset the No. 5 state-ranked team while defeating Philip Barbour, Whama, Calhoun County, Poca and Independence High Schools, but fell to Point Pleasant, Ripley, Spring Valley and Western Greenbriar. The Broncos were led by Bauer, who went 9-0. At the same, Bauer broke the 100

career win mark with his first victory and currently has 108 career wins (placing him No. 4 on the all-time wins list). Dillinger went 8-1 and with his victories, moved ahead of Western Head Coach Wendel Donathan in the school's top 10 career wins. Dillinger now stands with 79 career victories (placing him No. 8 all time). Latham and Wallace each wrestled extremely well, going 7-2 for the weekend. Other records include, Blake Silvis (4-5), Williams (3-5), Ray Hoffer (3-4), Josh Boothby (4-5), Garret Taylor (0-9), Payton Bailey (4-5) and DeRossett (4-4). The team’s current dual record now stands at 5-7 on the year. The Broncos youth wrestling team competed at the Blanchester Invitational

and finished with a record of 25-29. We had two champions, three runner-ups and nine placers. Individual results were: • Joshua Cramer - 1st • Ryan Cooper • Gage Daughtery • Ben Donathan • Tanner Donathan • Austin Grammer • Chase Lovett - 2nd • Destinee Meyer - 3rd • Seth Montgomery - 2nd • Mason Osborne - 3rd • Gary Powell III - 1st • Chad Robinson • Dominic Richey - 3rd • Tyler Simmons - 3rd • Derek Spears - 3rd • Tristen Streetman - 4th • Tabor Tesmer - 4th • Isaac Trevino - 2nd • Joey Weaver • Gage Wisby - 3rd • Hunter Spears - 4th

Lady Bears win two conference games The Shawnee State women's basketball team had little trouble as they defeated the University of Virginia College at Wise 93-65 in the Bears' conference home opener. Shawnee State improved to 9-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Mid-South. The Cavaliers fell to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in conference action. The Bears never trailed in the game and quickly got out to a double-digit lead. The Bears accumulated a 51-27 halftime lead, behind senior Jill Cropper's 19-point firsthalf performance. The Bears' offense didn't let up in the second half and they scored 42 points en route to their 95-65 victory. Shawnee State shot well from floor, making 31-of-64 attempts for 48 percent. The Bears' defense gave the Cavaliers some trouble as they shot 34 percent in the game, going 24-for-69. From beyond the arc, the Bears connected on 9-of-25 shots for 36 percent, while the Cavaliers only made 6-of-27 attempts for 22 percent. At the charity strip, Shawnee State went to the line 30 times, making 22 free throws for 73 percent. University of Virginia-Wise shot 18 free throws in the game, connecting on 11. Explosive first half propels Bears to second-straight conference win over Pikeville. Junior Abby Ballman and Keilee Guthrie each scored 14 points in the first half, helping the Bears accumulate a 45-36 halftime lead and go on to defeat Pikeville 97-88 on Saturday afternoon. On the season, the Bears

improved to 10-3 and 3-1 in the Mid-South. Pikeville fell to 8-4 on the season and 0-4 in conference play. Ballman scored the Bears' first five points of the game and then found Cropper for a 3-pointer to help the Bears establish a 7-4 lead, a lead which the Bears would not give up the lead the rest of the game. Pikeville's Lenae Shouse hit a jumper to pull within two at 10-8, but Ballman and freshman Alannah Sheets rattled off 10-straight points, including a 3-pointer and a jumper each, to give the Bears the double-digit lead, 18-8. The two teams exchanged points and then Guthrie came off the bench to score on backto-back-to-back possessions for the Bears, including two 3pointers, to extend the lead back to double-digits. On the next Bear possession, Cropper laid in a lay-up to give the Bears the 32-19 lead. A Pikeville turnover led to Guthrie draining her third shot from beyond the arc. Pikeville's Natiera Hinton stopped the Bears' 8-0 run with a jumper but Guthrie drained another 3-pointers to give Shawnee State their largest lead of the game of 17 with just over seven minutes remaining the half. Pikeville cut into the deficit outscoring Shawnee State 15-7 in the final seven minutes to go into the half down 45-36. Pikeville came out strong to start the second half and cut the Bears’ lead to three, 46-43 with 17:29 remaining. The Bears maintained the lead behind Cropper's aggres-

sive play. Cropper scored 15 of the Bears next 19 points to give the Bears a 61-51 lead. A run by Pikeville pulled within five points, 61-56, but the Bears answered and went on to lead by as many as 17 en route to their 97-88 victory. Ballman led the Bears as she tied her career-high with 23 points and just missed a double-double as she handed out nine assists in the game. She also had six steals and three rebounds. Cropper tallied her second double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. This was Cropper's third consecutive game scoring over 20 points for the Bears. Guthrie finished the game with 18 points, while sophomore Alex Pohl finished with a careerhigh 16 points to go along with eight rebounds. Sheets added 12 points for the Bears. Hinton led Pikeville with 20 points. Whitney Compton added 18 points, while Sally Roberts and Shouse ended the game with 11 points each. Shawnee State shot well from the floor, 30-for-52, including draining 10 3-pointers in the game. Pikeville went 31-for-67 in the game for 46 percent. At the line, both teams shot evenly. Shawnee State converted 27-of-34 attempts, 25 of them in the second half, for 79 percent. Pikeville went 15-for19 in the game for 79 percent. Shawnee State is off until Dec. 30, when they travel to the Notre Dame Tournament. The Bears face Lake Erie on Dec. 30, with game time set at 6 p.m.



By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press with special thanks to contributor Todd Tudor


Tudor signs to run cross country at Shawnee State

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SUNDAY 12/26 The Williams Corner Church of God Youth department will be doing the musical program ‘A King is Coming to Town’ on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at 11 a.m. A sign posted anonymously in the town square of Rumor's Mill declaring that "A King is Coming to Town!" has sparked a lot of excitement. This 40-minute musical which features the kids from Williams Corner Church of God, is going to take you along into the confusion of, "just who is this king?" and from laughter to tears! Rumors have been abounding since the signs appearance. Is it King Tut, King Kong, or the King of Rock & Roll? Come find out first hand

ing Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 4440404.

MONDAY 12/27 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 4464662. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Sardinia Church of The Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by call-

COURT NEWS Property Sales Jerry M. and Joyce A. White to Jerry M. and Joyce A. White trustee, .94 acres and 5.48 acres of land in Clark Twp. filed 12/15/2010 Jeffrey L. and Kristine M. Stafford to Citimortgage, 1.55 acres of land and 3.48 acres of land in Clark Twp., $137,122, filed 12/14/2010 Billy Kilgore et al to Billy Kilgore et al, lot 24 Whole Macon Lot in Eagle Twp. filed 12/10/2010 Rose M. Armstrong to Rose M. Hale, 10.09 acres in Franklin Twp., filed 12/10/2010, 23.31 acres in Jefferson Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Sara V. Frebis to Levi Jared Burton, 152.67 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 12/12/2010 Rose M. Armstrong to Rose M. Hale trustee, 8.44 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Carl D and Bonnie J Madden to Carl D. and Bonnie J. Madden, 92 aces of land in Franklin Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Edward G. and Hazel M. Meeker to Allison Sizemore, 1.5 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12/15/2010 Gary Haney et al to Garry L., Irene W. Haney and Natasha Shaffer, 1.11 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12/14/2010 Darrell Miller to Zachary Farmer Wayne Miller, .97 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 12/14/2010 Beverly Daulton to Allison Sizemore, 16.17 acres of land in Green Twp., fled 12/15/2010 Donald Paul Wilson to Stephen T. Wilson, 1.13 acres and 1.07 acres in the village of Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Sara and Vance Frebis to Levi Jared Burton, .35 acres of land, filed 12/10/2010 Sonja L. Wagner trustee to Sonja L. Wagner trustee, .80 acres in Jefferson Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Bob C. White to Bob C. White, 43.13 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Conn LTD to Conn LTD, 144.5 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Billy Kilgore and Sue Carpenter to Billy Kilgore and Sue Carpenter, Lot 29 in Russellville Village, filed 12/10/2010 Patricia and Michael J. Stalbosky to Patricia and Michael J. Stalbosky, .19 acres o land in Jefferson Twp., 12/10/2010 Jennifer L. Elkins to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 3.24 acres of land in Lewis Twp., $58,424 filed 12/14/2010 Joan C. Shinkle living trust to Mark H. Shinkle 41.13 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 12/14/2010 Carl V. Lang to Ralph Thomas Gilpin, Jr., 1 acres of land in Lewis Twp., $77,400, filed 12/15/2010 Ronald L. Patterson to Art H. and Janet K. Murphy, Lot 88 in Whole Higginsport village, Lewis Twp., fled 12/15/2010 Harry L. and Mary Lois Dapper to Harry L. Dapper, Lot 1067 (Lake Lorelei Sub) Perry Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Vincent C. Evans to Vincent C and Joseph D. Evans, co-trustees, 326.46 acres of land in Perry Twp. filed 12/15/2010 Richard E. and Louwanna Dodd to Louwanna Kay and Richard Dodd, 5.05 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12/14/2010 Gilbert Jester to Justin Jester, 5.4 acres of land in Pike Twp. filed 12/14/2010 Maple Grove Development Corp. to Robert Page, 3.21 acres of land in Pike Twp., $23,000, filed 12/16/2010 Gordon Kibler to Fannie Mae, .53 acres of land in Pike Twp., $42,000 filed 12/15/2010 Tonya and Jerry Storer c/o Conner and Bohl Michaelson, .67 acres of land in Pike Twp. filed 12/14/2010 Faith and Matthew Ecker to Jerel and Victoria Osborne, .60 acres in Pike Twp., $205,800, filed 12/15/2010 Mary Ann Williams to Rebecca S. Hansen, Lot 9B2 , Lot 10B2 and Lot 11 B2 (Whole Keethler Add) in Pike Twp., $44,000, filed 12/15/2010 Kelly McElroy to Kelly McElroy, 6 acres of land in Pleasant Twp. filed 12/14/2010 Ralph J. Snider to William A. Cofrancesco, 5.73 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 12/15/2010 Steven D. and Karen A. Martin to Fannie Mae, Lot 51 plus .89 acres of land (Sunrse East Sub) $180,000, Sterling Twp., filed 12/15/2010 David C. and Linda S. Yockey to David C. and Linda Sue Yockey, 3.20 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 12/14/2010 Wendy Blackburn to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lot 10R (German Add) in Union Twp., $63,334 in Ripley, filed12/14/2010 Andrew J. Offutt and II and Teresa J. Hedges to Andrew J. Offutt II and Teresa J. Hedges, lot 5 (Ripley Village in Union Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Sara V. Frebis and VWronald LLC to LLC Vwronald, 4.51 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Harry L and Mary Lois Dapper to Harry L. Dapper, 40.62 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 12/10/2010 Lisa A. Highfield to US Bank NA, 3.14 acres of land in Washington Twp., $40,000 filed 12/14/2010 Nora L. and George A. Ventura Sr. to George A Ventura Sr. Lot 62 (Heritage Sub), Mt. Orab, Sterling Twp., filed 12/15/2010 Conn LTD to Conn LTD, .70 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 12/10/2010


Holy Trinity Bingo for St. Vincent de Paul will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Clermont County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3954, 4070 Greenbriar Road, Batavia.

Probate James R. Connor, Hamersville, case #20101206, DOD 4/12/2010, filed 12/13/2010 Cassandra Green, Sardinia, case # 20101207, DOD 10/22/2010, filed 12/13/2010 Charles W. Hannah, Sardinia, case # 20101210, DOD 8/4/2010, filed 12/15/2010 Emma Maxine Wilson, Aberdeen, case #20101208, DOD 11/10/2010, filed 12/13/2010 Thomas W. Wolfe, Georgetown, case # 20101209, DOD 12/10/2010, filed 12/15/2010

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES US Bank National Association as trus. vs. Brian Hicks, filed 12/13/2010, action: foreclosures Herbert Christison, Jr. vs. Mid-Atlantic Construction Inc., filed 12/13/2010, action: other civil Discover Bank vs. Sharon L. Jackson, filed 12/13/2010, action: other civil Citifinancial, Inc. vs. Jacqueline Shropshire filed 12/13/2010, Michael Napier vs. Louderback Family Investments, filed 12/13/2010, action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA vs. Bridget Beard, filed 12/13/2010, action: other civil June King vs. Garnetto’s, filed 12/13/2010 Discover Bank c/o Dfs Services vs. Edna McKenzie, filed 12/13/2010, action: other civil Christina Penny vs. Jennifer Tackett, filed 12/13/2010, action: stalking order Christina Penny vs. January Kerney, filed 12/13/2010 action: stalking order BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. William A. Siegler, filed 12/14/2010, action foreclosures Hsbc Mortgage Services, Inc. vs. Darren S. Hansel, filed 12/14/2010, action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Donald Ray Smith, filed 12/15/2010, action: foreclosures Farm Credit Services of Mid-America vs. James C. Wooten, filed 12/15/2010, action: foreclosures Rosemary Ramsey vs. Donna Hornby, Charly Williams, Steve Lovejoy and Jack Young, 12/15/2010, action stalking orders Ally financial Inc. vs. Leroy Hafer, filed 12/17/2010, action: other civil Capital One Bank USA vs. Robert E. Brooks, filed 12/17/2010, action: other civil Capital One Bank vs. Rhonda C. Hill, filed 12/17/2010, action other civil Richard E. Pride Sr. vs. Abram Limming, filed 12/17/2010, action other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA vs. Teresa S. Hopper, filed 12/17/2010, action other civil JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs Robert Young, filed 12/17/2010 action: foreclosures HSBC Mortgage Corp (USA) vs. Jocelyn Dufresne, filed 12/17/2010 action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Amy D. Baker, Mt. Orab vs. Jeffery A. Poe, Mt. Orab, filed 12/13/2010, action: domestic violence Roseanna Hutchinson, Georgetown vs. Christopher A. Hutchinson, filed 12/14/2010, action: domestic violence Nathaniel Webb, Williamsburg vs. Randi Scott, Batavia, filed 12/15/2010, action: domestic violence Zachary Triplett, Georgetown vs. Renee Triplett, Hillsboro, filed 12/16/2010 action: termination of marriage

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Cub Scout Pack 629 gathers for fun

TUESDAY 12/28 Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6041, Ext. 257. Ripley Village Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m.. WEDNESDAY 12/29 Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30-noon Wednesday, Dec.29, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec.29 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet Wednesday, Dec. 29 at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. Diabetes classes at Brown County General Hospital Dec. 29 For details call Rhiana at (937) 378-7741. THURSDAY 12/30 Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center.

Patricia Lynn May, 45, Sardinia, CSR to James Cowdrey, 52, Sardinia, development tech.




Merry Christmas to all of our readers from all of us at The Brown County Press!

along with Mayor Big Wheel, the town reporter, our very own Sheriff Gabby and president of the Chamber of Commerce as they all try to sort through the town uproar. The church is located at 6162 state Route 132, Goshen. For more information call 513-218-5315.

Budget Commission Meeting has been set for Thursday, December 30 at noon, in the Brown County commissioners Conference room, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, Dec. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY 12/31 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville

Cub Scout Pack 629 of Hamersville recently had several events. Nov. 20 was their annual Cub Mobile/Soapbox Derby races, the weather was beautiful and a total of eleven cars were entered, some with more than one driver. Less than a week later; on Nov. 26, the pack had their winter family camping event at Chilo Lock #34. The weather turned drastically colder; not getting out of the 30's, adding to the experience. Pictured include Clifton Riley, David Tincher, Jacob Holbrook, Liam Powell, Evan Grimes, Spencer Bick, Jordan Hall, Jakob Fay, Chris Selm, Austin Hamilton, Conner Cassady, Parker Lauders, James Powers, Kris Darlington, Hunter Stutz, Logan Lindsey, Remi Emery, Evan Hurst, Pierce Schadle, Dylan Culver, Hunter Rozell, Samuel Linkous, Ryan Craig, Brian Donley, Gavin Kelley, Allen Pollard and Noah Hiler.

will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 31 Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. New Years Eve Bash at the Williamsburg Legion Post #288 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Admission to the event is $15 per person and $25 per couple. Shawn Hammonds, Nashville recording artist will perform. For more information call (513) 724-9915. SATURDAY 1/1 Happy New Year to all of our readers from all of us at The Brown County Press! UPCOMING EVENTS Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin’s chapel hall will sponsor a blood pressure screening at the center on Monday, Jan. 3 SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization will hold its 7th annual Valentine’s Sweetheart Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Roberts Centre in Wilmington. For tickets and more information call Linda Allen at (937) 393-1904, ext. 131 or visit Combined meetings for the 2011 organizational meeting and the regular Georgetown Exempted Village Schools board meetings will begin at 6 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2011 at the administrative office 1043 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. Fayette-Perry Board of Education will hold its 2011 organizational meeting and regular January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. in the board of education conference room. For more information call (5130 875-2423. Introductory photography class will be offered at Southern Hills Career Center beginning on Jan. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. Call (937) 378-6131 for details. Sign Language course at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in partnership with Western Brown Local Schools will be held for a 10 week period beginning Jan. 4, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. the course is sponsored by the Adult Education Department For details call (937) 3786131. Harvest Pointe Christian Church will be traveling to Haiti with Lifeline Christian Mission taking clothing and shoes for children ages 8 to small adult teens. Donations can be dropped at Trester Used Auto Parts in Milford. Contact Rosa Miller for more information at (513) 831 9141. Eastern Brown FFA consignment auction will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Eastern Brown High School parking lot. to contact the school call Luke Rhonemus or Gigi Neal at (937) 378-6016.

ONGOING EVENTS New Crafting Classes will begin the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday, all year. Meetings are held at the conservation district office in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424. Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 1-2 p.m the first Monday of each month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1800-928-4848 or (606) 7594050. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590. Statewide deer archery season began Sept. 25 and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is contained in the 2010-2011 Ohio Hunting Regulations that is available where licenses are sold or may be viewed online at Ohio Veterans Bonus is available for an estimated 200,000 Ohio residents. Eligible veterans may receive $100 for each month of active duty service in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq during specified times. Further information about those times and other related matters is available by calling the Ohio Veterans Services Network at 1-877-644-6838 or going online at Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit Funds totaling nearly $18,000 are currently unclaimed by Brown County residents, according to the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office in Georgetown. There is a list posted in the Brown County Treasurer's Office in the Brown County Administration Building at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, of those who are owed money by the county. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines

have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of DecaturEckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Ripley Community Food Pantry, housed in the downstairs of First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry St., Ripley, needs help in replenishing its supply of food to help needy people in the Ripley community. Anyone desiring to help or obtain further information may contact Nathan Poff at (937) 392-4869 or Cecil and Shirley Black at (937) 3924897. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1-866-867-6892. The free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings are offered by the South Central Ohio Education and Test Center in coordination with BCHD.


Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 3786131, Ext. 357. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441. An extended version of this Calendar is available on the Brown County Press' website at



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Paeltz honored by ABCAP Margery Paeltz was presented with a plaque by Roger Rhonemus, Chairperson, ABCAP Board of Trustees at their Christmas meeting December 7th, 2010. Margery has served on the ABCAP Board of Trustees representing the Brown County Public Sector for the past four years. During this time she has served on the Personnel Committee volunteering many hours of her time for the agency. She also serves as Vice Chairperson for the board. ABCAP recognizes her commitment to serving the people in the Adams and Brown County area. She has actively worked towards the elimination of poverty, helping people and families achieve self-sufficiency and meeting the needs of the community. The board expressed their appreciation of Margery’s dedication and leadership. Mr. Rhonemus said he spoke on behalf of himself, the agency, and the board when he said she would be greatly missed.


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judgment, lowered alertness, and loss of ability to focus your eyes well. Your driving will most likely be affected because you will have reduced coordination, difficulty steering, and a reduced response to emergency driving situations (your “reaction time” will be slower than normal). Now, when your BAC gets to the illegal limit (now .08 in every state), you will have poor muscle coordination and impaired judgment, self-control, reasoning, and memory. You’ll also have major problems with concentration, speed control, tracking moving objects, and impaired perception. All of these obviously can lead to serious problems with your driving skills. And the more you drink, the more impaired you get, and the worse your perception of your own driving skills gets. It also gets harder for you to be able to detect dangers on the road. It seems like a “no-brainer” to not drink and then drive. Problem is, the more you drink, the less you’re aware that you’re impaired, and the worse your judgment becomes.

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The Kasich-Taylor New Day Committee announced ticketing information for the events celebrating the Inauguration of Governorelect John Kasich and Lt. Governor-elect Mary Taylor, on January 10, 2011. Demand for public tickets is expected to exceed availability and therefore Ohioans are encouraged to reserve their ticket early. “The second weekend in January represents a new day and a new direction for Ohio and we encourage all Ohioans to be engaged in this historic occasion. There are numerous opportunities for Ohioans to celebrate the Inauguration of Governor-elect John Kasich and Lt. Governor-elect Mary Taylor and to welcome in an opportunity to restore economic prosperity for our great state,” said New Day Committee Chairman Doug Preisse. Most events are ticketed and information has been sent to invited guests. However, a limited number of tickets will be made available to the public. Ohioans can visit ets for information on acquiring tickets or call (614) 8241152. The Kasich-Taylor New Day Committee, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation and will be funded by donations, not taxpayers’ funds, in compliance with Ohio Revised Code 3517.1014 as enacted in H.B.

Historical Society selling book

The Brown County Historical Society has published a book about one room schools of the past century. There were about 70 one room schools located in Brown County. This book has 264 pages full of pictures of students, the buildings and interviews. You may have relatives in the book with most students being identified. If you would like to purchase a book please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444 or any society member.

5 of the 128th General Assembly. Donations will be fully disclosed to the Ohio Secretary of State. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 Lt. Governor-elect Mary Taylor Northeast Ohio Inaugural Kickoff Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, 7 11 p.m., No cost, ticket required Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 Family Day at the Ohio Statehouse Location: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, 1 - 4 p.m., *No ticket is required to attend. Salute to Ohio’s next First Lady, Karen Waldbillig Kasich Location: The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, 6 - 8 p.m., Ticket required for admission, available for $500 per person *All contributions to this

event will benefit charity Ohio Young Leaders Reception Location: Ohio Union at The Ohio State University, Columbus, 8 - 11 p.m., No cost, ticket required Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 Inaugural Celebration Reception, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, 7 10 p.m., No cost, ticket required Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 The Inauguration of Governor John Kasich and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor Location: Ohio Theatre, Columbus, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., No cost, ticket required The Inaugural Gala Location: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, 6 - 10 p.m., Ticket required for admission, available for $150/per person or $250 per couple.


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Fayetteville students, scouts team up to help needy Fayetteville-Perry Elementary students and Cub Scout Pack #456 teamed up together to help collect donated items for the Hope Emergency Center located on Kernan Rd. in St. Martin. The center distributes items to many families in need throughout the year. Ms. Siegler stated, “This is my 6th year of being a part of this great deed and I have never seen as many items brought in as this year.” “It is amazing to be a part of such a great community and to collaborate w/the local Cub Scouts this year too.” “Thanks to everyone who helped contribute!” Pictured here are Ms. Siegler (Intervention Specialist), Matthew Talley, Cody Clifford, Seth Allen, Clayton Ramey, Josie Rummel, Kyle Ange, Gabby Jones, Garrett Miller, Sarah Ward, Clayton Stephenson, Jake Bailey and Brandon Robinson. Pack #456 Nathan Deininger and Holden Rigby.


During this holiday season, please keep these simple steps in mind for your holiday gatherings to do your part to prevent impaired driving: (1) Offer non-alcoholic beverages; (2) serve plenty of food; (3) make sure your guests have a designated driver; (4) suggest that impaired guests spend the night; (5) call a taxi if available; (6) take the keys away from a guest that has had too much; and (6) focus on non-drinking activities at the party. Finally, remember that local law enforcement will be out and about looking for impaired drivers during this Christmas and New Year holiday period. Remember--Over the Limit, Under Arrest. Please have a wonderful and safe holiday! The Brown County Safe Communities Program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Ohio Traffic Safety Office, and is locally coordinated by the HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program office in Georgetown, Ohio.



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RIPLEY 2br w/washer/dryer hookup, large yard, deck, upstairs, no pets, $425/mo. w/deposit. 937-392-4653.

RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE Apartments, 1br units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors 62 years old, disabled or handicapped. For questions call 937-392-9216 or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County GEORGETOWN: 2BR Senior Citizens Council. upstairs apartment, heat, electric & water included, no pets, $545/mo. Daytime call 937-378-6146, evenings call SARDINIA - 3br, central 513-752-6549. a/c, no smoking, no dogs! $550/mo. plus deposit. utilities paid. LYTLE TRACE Apart- Some ments, Williamsburg, 513-309-4319. OH. Unfurnished, age APPLICA62+, 1br, secure building, TAKING TIONS for 2br, 1ba utilities included, rent subsidized, laundry room, apartment, quiet dead-end community room, library, street in Mt. Orab village, hookup, cozy living. Call washer/dryer personal yard space, 513-724-3358. $550/mo. plus deposit, no pets. 513-313-5553.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouse Starts at $565.00 Visit our website: 1BR APARTMENT upstairs, Mt. Orab. Applior call 513-532-5291 or ances included, water, 937-515-3092 sewer, trash also included. $325/rent, $325/dep. References. MT. ORAB - 1br apartment at $495/mo. You 513-724-2050. pay NO utilities. ACCEPTING APPLI- 937-444-4168 or CATIONS for 1, 2 & 513-739-5550. 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest MT. ORAB, 2br, 1.5ba Glade Apartments, 9001 townhouse, equipped Airport Rd., Georgetown, kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 OH, 937-378-4565. plus utilities, $470/deposit, no pets, good “FALL DEALS ARE credit, reference check reGOOD DEALS” quired. January vacancy, Unfurnished Efficiency 937-442-3275. $319

513-724-3951 GEORGETOWN: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. All utilities included. Starting at $445 month. Daytime 937-378-6146, evenings 513-752-6549.

LAKE WAYNOKA 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 sq. ft. house w/2-car attached garage for rent. A handsome brick cape cod that’s never been lived in with all new appliances and high efficiency furnace.

MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-616-6817 or 513-504-3368.

FOR RENT: 3br, 2ba, private setting, large deck in Mt. Orab, $800 per month, $800 deposit. 513-509-9197.

CLEAN 2BR on 1-acre, all electric, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, located between Decatur & Aber- 501 - CHILD CARE deen. $425/mo. includes water, $425/dep. DEPENDABLE CHILDCARE. Full or 937-378-6827. part-time, 1st & 2nd shift. Reasonable rates, refer308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS ences available. Please SPACE FOR RENT call 513-314-9224. 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main 506 - CLEANING St. in Williamsburg. Has RESIDENTIAL kitchen and restrooms in CLEANING or just basement area. Has been needing some spring previously used as a cleaning, great rates, and church. Would be good even better references. for office space also. Call for a quote, or for $2,000/mo. call more information. 513-616-8851. 513-255-4342. UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)


3BR, 1994 mobile home GEORGETOWN - 3br, in Mt. Orab village, 1ba newly remodeled on $7,000/cash OBO, not for dead-end street. Available rent. 513-313-5553. now, $600/dep./rent. 405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 513-508-0915. SARDINIA - 12677 Freeh Rd., 3br, 2-full baths, utility room, LR, kitchen on 2 3/4-acres, $650/mo. plus deposit, background check required. 513-967-7341. SARDINIA 3br, $550/mo., 2br, $450/mo., no smoking, no dogs! plus deposit. 513-309-4319. SARDINIA - House, 3br, 1.5ba, LR, DR, eat-in kitchen, basement, city water, $600/dep., $600/mo., no pets. For info & application call 937-378-5458, references required.

BEAUTIFUL 50ACRES W/large rock lined creek & woods, great for hunting or farming. More or less acreage available. Bethel New Hope Rd. 1-mile from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel.

Asking $199,500 Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available)

611 - WANTED TO BUY NEED EXTRA Cash? Call Today! Buying antiques, gold, silver, furniture, records, CD’s, DVD’s, game systems, coin, tools, household, almost anything! 937-378-1819 or 513-348-5870.


AKC REGISTERED Toy Rat Terriers, 3-females, 2-males, Saddle Back Tri Color, Sire & Dam on premises, born 507 - SEWING Feb. 28th. Need homes now, $150/ea. w/regis& ALTERATIONS tered papers. For all your sewing needs 513-575-0671. for you, your family and your home. Call 937-444- 614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK 4276. Reasonable rates, 2-3 YR old goats; Pureexpert service. bred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr 607 - FIREWOOD old Doe Bred to Freshen FOR SALE in June. Yearling Doe Firewood, sold by open, born June 11, 2006. State Regulations, Call after 5pm for prices. u-pick up or we deliver. Interested calls only, For fast friendly service please. Call call Cox Firewood at: 937-764-1260. 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message PUPPIES, COON & Lab or call 937-515-5829 mix, $25. Also, hay for Located sale, square & round 3600 SR 125 bales, orchard grass Georgetown, OH mixed, clover & orchard State & County grass. 937-444-4137. Voucher welcome PUREBRED NUBIAN goats, Bucks or Weathers, SEASONED & Split good for 4-H projects, mixed hardwood, $80 also want Bee Swarms. full-size pickup truckload, Call 513-373-2724. thrown in & thrown out, will deliver in area be- 615 - MISC. FOR SALE tween Mt. Orab & Felic- 55 GALLON plastic barity & Amelia & George- rels. 513-876-3334. town. 937-379-5071 or 937-670-0307. SEASONED HARDWOOD Firewood - You pick up or we’ll deliver. Call 513-305-0628.

608 - FARM PRODUCE YEAR-ROUND HAY & eggs at big pink barn. Square & round, can deliver. Do mowing, field planting, custom baling. 937-444-2694.

611 - WANTED TO BUY DIECAST COLLECTIONS - Old Redline Hot Wheels, Paying Cash. 513-403-0386. INDIAN ARTIFACTS, old indian beadwork, Navajo rugs, antique knives, swords, old guns and estates. One call, buys it all 937-695-0755 evenings.

BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

937-515-2692 FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040.

HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO, A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available. CLINICAL OFFICE TEAM LEADER 1 40 hrs/wk - New Richmond High School graduate or equivalent. Completion of a Medical Assisting Program required. Certification or Registry preferred. At least one year medical office experience preferred. Previous leadership experience preferred. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

(937) 444-3200 BUCKEYE FLAGS & FLAG POLES 4567 Bardwell Buford Road Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154

“CHRISTMAS SPECIAL” 20’ Aluminum Flag Pole $99 + tax w/purchase of pole you get 3x5 flag for add’l. $20 plus tax

615 - MISC. FOR SALE FULL SIZE electric fireplace insert, new still in box, paid $500, sell $200; TV stand, solid cherry, heavy solid wood, holds up to 42”, $100; Trampoline used twice, heavy duty, paid $325, sell $175; 35’ Terry Camper, good shape, $1200; 1-male, 2-female Chihuahuas, Free to good home!



MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774

2001 YAMAHA Roadster Motorcycle. Great condition, new tires, brakes & belt drive, purple w/pinstripe, $7000.00. Call 937-446-3203.

804 - AUTOS WANTED BIG JIM’S JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE

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Don’t Shell Out a Lot of Cash; Use the Classifieds. Smart shoppers know about the bargains hidden within the Classified pages. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from tickets to trailers. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want, and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.

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White Oak Valley-Western Brown Schools - Do not hesitate or you will miss out on the bargain of the day. Solidly built 2 BR home in move-in condition. 30x50barn. Both house and barn need exterior touch-ups. 2 acre tract. $39,900

1242936- Mt. Orab - Must See! Affordable Town Property. 3BD, 2BA. Public water & sewer. Brand new paint, flooring & furnace. Spiral staircase to upstairs bedroom. $45,000

1226919 - Mt. Orab - 3BD, 1BA on 1/2 Acre Lot that is beautifully landscaped. Updated and affordable, low maintence home located at the edge of the Beacon Hill sub-divison. Brand New Furnance and A/C Absolutely ready to move into. An in-ground pool. Storage shed for your mower. $149,900



1191747- Hamersville - Turn Key operation w/Separate 3 BR house on 0.73 ac.Well known Dairy Bar in impeccable condition located in the heart of town.Water & sewer metered separately.Plenty of storage.Strong financials.Will train new owner. House New Roof '08. $299,900

1239625- Williamsburg- 4 BD, 2-1/2 BA. Stunning Custom built 2 story hm w/full fin. walk-out bsmt. Hrdwd. floors in lavish mstr. BR suite. Fully equipped Kitchen, formal DR, Tiered decking to rolling fully fenced back yd. 1/2 court basketball area. Wrap around porch. Manicured yard. $189,900

1238260- Williamsburg- Natural elegance is this full brick w/cathedral & beamed ceilings. Covered back deck.Open, airy, floor plan. Gas log FP,beautifully landscaped. privacy. Coy pond nestled in secluded private setting. Det. ovsz gar w/3rd door on rear. $149,900

457 W Main St., Mt. Orab - 4BR. Solid two-story frame w/ full finished bsmt. Impeccable condition! Perfect for your growing family or established / new business. Additional workshop for storage. Creek lined rolling yard, wrap around deck. Located Next to Rhodes Crossing. $139,000



Ohio St., Georgetown - A gem in the middle of town! Move in ready with a full finished basement. Possible 4 BR. 2 and a half bath Newer roof, hot water heater, HVAC, fresh paint. Garage and outside shed. Public utilities. This is not a drive-by. Schedule and appt. today to view this roomy affordable home. $59,900

1243844 - Investment opportunity! Nothing to do but take over the rent roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh paint on exterior. $147,500

1227072- Winchester- Solid home on public water & sewer. 3BD, 1.5BA. Brand new roof. Home has been well cared for. Att. 1 car garage is finished w/opener. 20x34, 2 car garage oversized. Nicely landscaped. $89,900

1241450- Mt. Orab. - Ready to move? Land adjoins a pay lake. 3BD, 2BA. Large open rooms, Hardwood floors, WBFP, Split floor Plan. Newer HVAC. Covered front porch, 2 deck overlooking lake. Lots of shade in front of home. Call today! $64,900

Maple Grove.- Mt. Orab. - 3Br 2Ba Clean. Beautiful w/ ceramic updates. Are you ready to move? Fully equipped eat-in kitchen w/ island. MBR suite w/ dbl. vanity. Brand new septic system. 16x8 shed Blacl top drive. Truly a Gem! $79,900

Charles St.- Eastern Schools - 11 Finished Rooms 3 BR 1.5 Ba. Awaiting your growing family! Mostly Brick on a corner location this immaculate, pristine home has it all. Brand new HVAC, Membrane roof and some flring. Finished bsmt. w/ walk-out and a second kitchen Carport onto insulated One car garage. Beautiful landscaping. $89,900

1226182 - 3098 Lucas Rd - 4 BR. 2 BA. Solid 6 yr. old Contemporary w/soaring, vaulted ceilings. Hdwd flrs. Split flr.plan, MBR suite. boasts a cathedral ceiling and walk-out. Covered front & back porch. Bonus rm. Open foyer. 24x56 bldg. w/concrete flr. 5 ac. Beautiful setting. $210,900



1237914- Mt. Orab - 3 BR. 2 BA. Must see to believe! Fully renovated stick built. Re-finished hdwd floors thru-out. Family rm. carpeted. Brand new wndws, int & ext doors, paint & counter tops. Mins to SR32. 0.50 acres. Private drive. $49,500 1208772- Mt. Orab - Come enjoy your peaceful new home. 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath ranch on 1+ acre near Lake Grant. 1 car detached garage. Large wood deck. $89,750! Call Christy Today at 513-317-1313.

P SOLD 1238691- Russellville- Unique cedar sided contemporary home secluded behind pine trees. Many beautiful views. Soaring ceilings, natural lighting thru-out. 4 BR. 3 full Ba. Full bsmt,double-sided FP,huge Fam.Rm. Stocked pond, barn, inground pool all on 10.7 acres. $239,000


1246303 - Georgetown - Wonderful curb appeal 1.5 story is priced to sell! Light & airy Liv. Rm. w/a natural bay window. Newer roof, vinyl & windows. Lots of storage. 1 car detached garage. Public water & sewer. $39,900



1229943- Georgetown - Great location. Minutes to Georgetown, Sardinia & Mt.Orab. Beautiful hdwd flooring, wbfp, kitchen w/island, huge mbr. suite, back side of property is creek-lined. Priced to sell! $69,900. Call Dominic Today!

1180019- Georgetown - Fantastic positive cash flow! Duplex in good condition. 1 & 2 bdrm. units. Fully equipped washer, dryer hook-ups in both units. Great location. Huge walk in attic. $39,900


• #1250321 •Sardinia • Check out this recently renovated 3 or Bedroom 2 story house, new floors, new electric, new plumbing, appliances include oven/range, microwave, washer and dryer, apple and pear trees, grape arbor, 10x19 detached garage, 10x17 storage shed and 12x12 workshop, great location with quick access to SR 32, all of this for a great price!! Asking $52,500


• #1247896 - Sardinia NEW LISTI • 3 Bedroom, 1 full bath NG ranch home on 1 acre of ground, updated bathroom, corner lot, workshop and utility bldg, needs some TLC, quick access to SR 32, lot of potential, great price, sold As-Is. Asking $35,000 • #1246192 - Sardinia • 3 Bedroom, 1 full bath Cape cod, full basement, many updates including new HVAC and new roof. 2 car detached garage, blacktop driveway, all appliances stay, including washer and dryer, hardwood floors, oak kitchen cabinets, public water and sewer, ready to move-in. Asking $74,900 • #1245506 Georgetown • Large 4 Bedroom brick house with full basement, located in desirable Georgetown neighborhood, hardwood floors, brick fireplace, attractive foyer, finished basement, high quality construction, including 2x6 exterior walls, 2 car attached garage plus a detached matching brick garage, one year home warranty included. Asking $219,000


• #1242480 – Sardinia • Brick Ranch offering 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths on 1.11 +/- acres, like new inside with complete renovation in 2000. Above ground pool, 2 car detached garage w/breezeway, covered front porch. 1 year home warranty included. Don't miss out on this one!!! Asking $98,500 • #1238401 – Winchester (Eastern Schools) • Stunning 4 Bedroom, 2-1/2 bath custom built home on 2.91 acre, all brick with coined corners, hardwood floors, 2x6 exterior walls, hickory cabinets, heat pump w/central air, 6 panel oak doors, partially finished basement, absolute must see!! Asking $198,500



SOL • #1228564 – D Winchester (Eastern Schools) • 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath Ranch style home on 28.71 +/- acres in a fabulous location with road frontage on SR 32 and Tri County Highway, concrete driveway, partial basement, covered front porch, several buildings, stocked pond, mature trees, numerous opportunities. Asking $199,900 • #1231944 – Mt Orab • Fabulous 3 Bedroom, 3 full bath 2 story home with high quality finished basement, located in Beacon Hill’s desirable neighborhood, 3 car attached garage, nicely landscaped, excellent kitchen including all appliances, hardwood floors, formal dining room, study/den on first level, one year home warranty included. $221,900



• #1218758 – Sardinia SOL • Check out this 4 D Bedroom, 2 full bath home located in Sardinia on public sewer and water, fresh paint throughout, natural woodwork, hardwood floors under carpet, newer furnace and central air, newer roof, newer water heater, fenced in front and back yards, huge 30x50 heated pole barn with concrete, overhead doors, water and electric, pole barn could be used for your next business opportunity, don’t miss out on this one. Asking $109,900

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✓ New Name ✓ New Website Reverse Sensing, Adjust. Pedals




Dave Acree

Battery Installation $ Only




Coolant Flush $ Only


David Paskow

Great Cars, Great Selection By Great People! Stop By Today Or Shop Online 24 / 7 HOURS:


SAT. 10 - 5



Only 5 Minutes off I-275 & Eastgate Mall on Route 32, Batavia

Toll Free 1-866-912-3232 • 513-732-2124

MON. 9 - 7

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