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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 39 No. 11

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Five kids, one adult hurt in school bus accident “We’ve had a bus accident”. That sentence sent Eastern Local Schools Superintendent Michelle Filon and her staff into action last Monday. Bus Number 2, carrying 51 elementary school children, had just been rear-ended on Highway 62, south of Macon, as it stopped to let children off. The accident happened just after 3 p.m. Filon called the Brown County Sheriff’s Office to alert them and then placed a call to Transportation Coordinator Danny Jodrey. Filon then decided to make an automated call to the parents of the children on the bus to alert them of the situation. She then hit the door. When Filon arrived on the scene, she found that School Nurse Jenny Cierley had beaten her there. Cierley was on the bus, assessing injuries and giving comfort to the children. Ann Simpson, the bus driver, was suffering neck and shoulder injuries. Six children also reported

being in pain from their necks or backs. The driver of the car that rear-ended the bus, Victor Olivieri, was not injured. He was cited by the Ohio Highway Patrol for not maintaining a proper following distance. Filon, Cierley and another Eastern employee were working together to keep track of the children as they were released to the concerned parents who were beginning to arrive on the scene. Units from the Russellville, Fire Department and EMS Units from Russellville, Winchester, Georgetown and Sardinia all responded to the accident. Filon said she was grateful for their help. “I was very impressed with the professionalism and quick response of everyone”, Filon said. “I would like to thank them all for their quick response and hard work.” Filon also had praise for Simpson. “Even though she was hurt, she stayed calm, and that really helped. Children take their cues from adults in stressful situations and she helped all

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A young boy is checked out by a paramedic before being taken to a local hospital.

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A young girl from the bus is offered comfort following the accident.

of them get through the accident.” In the end, six children were transported to area hospitals and clinics for treatment, either by ambulance or

private vehicle. Filon said the day after the accident that there was a lot to be thankful for. “I’m relieved that it wasn’t worse and I’m very proud of

the people on our staff that came together so well during this emergency.” This week happens to be School Bus Safety Week. The Ohio Highway Patrol offers the following information in a press release. ‘The Ohio Highway Patrol reminds students to be cautious any time they must cross the street. Students need to cross where they can be seen by the school bus driver and they also need to watch for

traffic. The greatest risk to our children is when they are outside the school bus. Student injuries and fatalities can occur as a result of motorists who attempt to pass a stopped school bus. “The school bus is a natural extension of the classroom and Ohio school bus drivers frequently remind students how to ride and wait safely for buses,” said Stan Heffner, CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Birkholtz shocks RULH Large cistern discovered under major Fayetteville board with resignation intersection, ODOT to investigate for safety issues By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

After serving as Superintendent of RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington School district for a little over two years, Charles Birkholtz presented his resignation to Board of Education President Teresa Pfeffer at the October 18 meeting. According to board treasurer Vivian Armour, his actions came as a complete shock to her. “I just didn’t see it coming,” Armour said. “It doesn’t seem that long since we were looking to hire a superintendent. Now we’ll start the process again.” That same night, eight-year veteran board member Joe Vaughn also gave his resignation to the board, citing the relocation of he and his family as his reason. He told the board he believed in the community and its schools and was resigning with a heavy heart. Vaughn's term will end this year. His vacated seat will be filled along with two other seats from three of six candidates running for board of education including Ben Davis, Bryan Todd Music, Shauna Short, James Castle, Rick Scott and Jeffery Cluxton. Birkholtz’s resignation letter was lengthy and stated a multitude of reasons why he made the decision to resign. Following are excerpts from his resignation letter: “...the primary goals of the district, as they were presented to me by the current members of the RULH Board of Education was to raise test

U.S. routes 68 and 50 cross each other in the center of Fayetteville. It looks like any other busy intersection in the county with one exception... lying quietly beneath the blacktop is an old cistern once used to supply water to the village which has never been filled in. According Bernie Vilvins, mayor of Fayetteville and village council member Joseph Huber, there are at least seven of the cisterns throughout the village that may or may not still contain water. It was suggested by Fayetteville Chief of Police Randy Carson that the cisterns were big enough to hold two Greyhound buses. “Joe made a call to the Ohio Department of Transportation to meet with us and discuss the future of these cisterns,” Mayor Vilvins said. “I have to give Joe all the credit in the world for getting ODOT down here to talk about this issue.” Huber told council that he met with ODOT Highway Management Administrator, Troy Huff and Barry Daniels from Georgetown. “We met with ODOT last week to find out what they


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Charles Birkholtz

scores, manage the budget efficiently, address serious personnel issues that were present and had not been addressed, increase parent involvement in the schools and provide ethical leadership. “ I am please to report to you, as the outgoing president of the board of education that all five goals have been accomplished during our time together. “Our district has gone from ‘Continuous Improvement’ to ‘Effective,’ we saw an increase in our general fund from around $600,000 to $1,200,000, personnel issues of sexual harassment of students and staff have been addressed and corrected and unwarranted claims made CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Former Georgetown clerk indicted on theft charges BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A former utilities clerk for the Village of Georgetown has been indicted on theft charges. Chrystal Simpson, 42 of Sardinia, faces one count of Theft and one count of Tampering with Records. Both are fifth degree felonies. Simpson is accused of stealing approximately $4100 from utility accounts between April 1 of 2010 and August 1, 2011. Georgetown Village Administrator Kelly Jones said Simpson’s employment was terminated by the village on Aug. 22. At press time she had not been taken into custody or arraigned. “We discovered some discrepancies and asked the state

auditors office to investigate”, Jones said. Jones added that investigators from the state auditors office were still examining records to make sure that no other thefts were made. Jones said that the village has already taken steps to ensure no other thefts can take place in the future, including changing administrative procedures. He said the village is also looking into buying new accounting software that has tighter controls and management capabilities. “We are doing everything we can to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again”, Jones said. “We are determined to be careful stewards of the taxpayers money that we are entrusted with.”

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One of the large cisterns sits directly under the intersection of U.S. Route 68 and U.S. Route 50 in Fayetteville.

knew about these cisterns,” Huber began, “They had it in their minds that the cisterns under St.Rt. 68 had been filled in, and that there were no voids under the highway. “I told them that the seven existing cisterns were never filled in.” Huber said he told the Huff that the cisterns have not been looked at or inspected in at

least 50 years. He showed them a sketch he had drawn out that showed where the cisterns were located. “Mr. Huff immediately told Daniels to bring up a grinder and dig up the surface of the road,” added Huber, “but I told him that was a bad idea because a lot of senior citizens and school kids walk across that area every day, and some-

one could get hurt. Village Clerk Barbara Kiley commented that St. Rt. 68 had been scheduled to be ground down and resurfaced in 2008, and that St. Rt. 50 was scheduled for 2008-2009. However, neither Daniels nor Huff had any record of those projects. Huber added that it was suggested that the intersection be dug up and inspected, but Huber felt they should start at the corporation limits and inspect all of St. Rt. 68. Huber said there was at least six to eight inches of blacktop over the lids of the cisterns. “Mr. Huff asked me how I knew all this,” Huber said, “I told him I could remember being with my dad back in the 50’s and I helped him take the lids off to check the water level in the cistern. That was before we had city water and we used to have to pump the water out for the residents.” Because no real documentation or maps showing the cisterns still exist, the village would have to hire someone CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Attempted Murder and Arson among charges as 13 are indicted by Grand Jury BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Thirteen people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury last week, on charges varying from theft to attempted murder. William Pyles, 30 of Batavia, faces one count of Attempted Murder, a first degree felony. Pyles also faces one count of Attempted Felonious Assault, a third degree felony. Pyles is accused of attempt-

ing to strangle his wife on Sept. 27. He is in the Brown County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Melanie Williams, 27 of Georgetown, faces two counts of Aggravated Arson, one a first degree felony, the other a second degree felony. Williams is accused of setting a fire to a building in Russellville while Cathy Creighton was inside. The home in Russellville had been turned into apartments and had been the scene

Brown County Villages have set the following times for trick or treat this season. Aberdeen - Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Mt. Orab - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fayetteville - Oct. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

Ripley - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Georgetown - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Russellville - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Hamersville - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Sardinia - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Higginsport - Oct. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

of at least three fires over the past year. The first degree arson charge applies because Creighton was inside the home when the fire was allegedly set by Williams. Larry Layman, 32, faces one count of Felonious Assault and one count of Endangering Children, both second degree felonies. Layman is accused of seriously injuring a child on Sept. 23. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

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Kirby, Watson and Staggs all running Mt. Orab purchases new leaf vacuum for village, restrooms nearly complete for Hamersville Village Council


John Kirby The father of two sons, Matt and Jason, John Kirby lived in Union Township in Clermont County until moving to Hamersville a little over four years ago. “During my years living in Clermont County, I was very active in township and county politics for over 25 years,” Kirby explained. “I am retired from Duke Energy where I had worked for over 28 years. “Ethics, honesty and integrity have always been and always will be an important part of who I am. I carry those traits with me into any endeavor I may be involved in.”


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Wyndal E. Staggs Married to Nancy Barton Staggs for 60 years, Wyndal E. Staggs and his wife have six children, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. “All of our children went to Hamersville/Western Brown Schools,” Staggs said. “I retired from Cincinnati Milacron in 2000 with over 44 years of service. Nancy retired from Hamersville School in 1979 with 18 years of service. “I believe I would be an asset to the Village of Hamersville because I have been an employee for over 46 years and I know what is needed.” Staggs said that he was a police officer for over 15 years, two years as a patrolman and the rest as police chief. He has spent the rest of his time as a member of the Board of Public Affairs, (BPA) a council member and mayor of the village for 5 years. “While I was mayor, I was instrumental in getting the

Dollar General Store in the village,” added Staggs. “I supervised the construction of our BPA building from a pizza parlor, negotiated a 20-year contract with Rural Brown for village water and helped get the BPA a new pick-up truck, a used dump truck from Mt. Orab and a used chipper from southside.” Staggs said that if is elected to council again, one of his goals is to get the village’s electric customers more of a rate reduction that the eight percent passed this year. “The BPA received more than a 20 percent reduction when they changed from Duke Energy to AEP,” Staggs explained, “And I think our customers deserve more than an eight percent reduction too.”

Wyndal and Nancy Staggs, Hamersville

Craft Show set at Rambler Center in Russellville The 6th annual Rambler Center Craft Show and Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Rambler Center is the Old Russellville School. Spaces for the event are limited but we still have a few openings left. For more information or to make a reservation please call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 5433137. Breakfast and lunch will be served by The Russellville Community Action Planners. This is always a big event and is always well attended.

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford and members of village council are excited to be able to offer yet more services to the residents of Mt. Orab. After at least 10 years of discussing the need for a leaf vacuum, the wish recently became a reality. “Every year, we have so much trouble with our drains in the village getting clogged up with leaves,” said Lunsford. “So we felt like the purchase of this new leaf vacuum was money well spent. Leaves can clog up a drain faster than anything, which leads to a lot of other problems.” Lunsford said beginning next week, residents of Mt. Orab can rake their leaves to the side of the street and village workers will drive by and vacuum them up and haul them away. “This machine does it all,” added Lunsford with a smile, “It not only picks up the leaves, it grinds and pulverizes the leaves which are then blown into the back of a truck. We took one of our older trucks and built up the back to hold the ground up leaves. “This past summer we went to a trade show to look into the purchase of a new snow remover but the dealer showed us one of these leaf vacuums and we felt like it would be better utilized by the village.” Lunsford said he took all the information back to council who approved the purchase. “Residents just need to move their leaves to the side of the street and our crew will drive by and vacuum them


In the Village of Hamersville, voters will have to choose two of three candidates to fill vacated seats on their village council. Candidates running for those offices include Michelle Watson, Wyndal E. Staggs and John Kirby. Each of the candidates provided the following information on what they bring to the table, in their own words. Michelle Watson A graduate from Western Brown High School, Michelle Watson has lived in Hamersville all her life. She has attended adult college courses through the years and has been employed by Holiday Homes and Potterhill Homes as an accounts payable manager for 18 years. “I have been an accounts payable manager for a total of 25 years and have been in accounting my entire career,” Watson stated. “I take finances very seriously. I have a huge respect and concern for our village’s well being. We, in the public service field, should always be mindful to #1- always be good representatives of the people’s concerns and #2-always be careful when making financial decisions.” Watson added that she thinks villagers should be encouraged to attend all council meetings which can be friendly and interesting. “Changes can always come if we review the way things are currently done,” she added. “I have mentioned before and still think we should go over our procedures every year.” She stated that the Village of Hamersville needs more police hours and that the village has a fine fire department that responds immediately. “Our villagers, especially the children and our property need just as much protection that’s available,” she said. “We need to have police responding just as fast for an accident or crime.”

Kirby added that as a newer resident of Hamersville he sees things quite differently than residents who have lived there most of their lives, which opens the window for much needed change. He feels that he also brings knowledge and prior political experience with him as a candidate for council. “The first thing I heard from people when I moved to Hamersville four years ago,” Kirby said, “was ‘that's just the way things are done in Hamersville.’ That may be true, but just because that’s the way its always been done, doesn’t mean that’s the way it should continue to be done. As a candidate for council, there is only one promise I’ll make to the people of this village, I promise to do the best I can for the people of the entire community. If I were to make any other promise, I would be misleading the people. One person on council cannot promise any more than that, because it takes a majority of council to pass and issue and make a difference.” Kirby listed the following issues which he considers extremely important to Hamersville: • the law must be applied equally; • decisions have to be made without any conflict of interest; • ordinances that govern the people of the village should be made available to the community during normal business hours; • ordinances that are outdated or poorly written need to be eliminated or rewritten; • all meetings should be recorded and kept on file as public record; • sealed bids should be advertised and opened only during council meetings. “Government officials need to realize that we are living in the 21st century,” added Kirby, “The small town politics of years gone by cannot continue. People in government positions make decisions for the people, using the peoples money and that has to be conducted in a very honest and serious manor.”

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Bruce Lunsford, Mayor of Mt. Orab looks over the villages newest purchase, a leaf vacuum to be used to eliminate leaves clogging up drains throughout the village.

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Construction on a new restroom facility next to the Mt. Orab Village Park nears completion.

up,” added Lunsford. Lunsford also proudly showed off the village park’s new restroom facility. “Even before the success of the Music in the Park series,” Lunsford said. “We’ve wanted to build a park restroom facility for some time. Renting port-a-jons can get expensive. Rumpke cut us a great deal at a big discount, but now we probably won’t need as many port-a-jons except during the summer.” Lunsford said the new restroom facility, which is nearly completed, was specially designed to include a large office space which will house

the Mt. Orab Village Engineer, Jeff Stine. “This new building has also been constructed so that the entire front window area is removable,” added Lunsford, “just in case we decide to add garage doors some day. Also, the building was constructed separate and apart from the city building, in case, the village decides to rebuild at some point in time.” The village also just recently moved dirt around at the village park creating a natural amphitheater for the benefit of the community.

Voters of Fayetteville Perry Local School District to vote for three new board members By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press There are three seats to be filled in the Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education. There are five local residents hoping to fill those seats. Candidates running the the board of education include Garry Luke, Kathleen Johnson, Craig Smucker, Angela Murphy and Robert Aubry. Garry Luke Having lived in the community for over 40 years, Garry Luke and his wife Sherry, as well as son Todd are graduates of Fayetteville. “I have three grandchildren that go to Fayetteville School,” Luke said proudly, “Samantha is a senior and post secondary at Chatfield Collage, Allison is in tenth grade and Kimberly is in eighth grade. “I am a Mt. Orab High School graduate and graduate

of Xavier University. I am also an Army Vietnam Veteran, and I care about our community and the children in our community. I care about our education system and the direction that it is headed. I care about our teachers and the quality of teachers that we can maintain.” Luke explained that this is his second term on the board and he feels he is still in the learning process. “I talk to people in our community, I listen and evaluate what is good for our children,” he added. “I volunteer for school functions, nonschool functions and anything else that comes up. If it involves our children in any way, I am there for them.” Luke said he believes that without our children we would not be in business, and that our business is children and providing the best quality education that can be afforded, to provide for them. “What I would like to see in this term would be the state to have a fair system in place for school funding so we don’t have to worry about having enough money to operate and maintain a quality education for our children,” Luke said. Craig Smucker “My wife of 25 years, Tina, and I have four children,” Smucker said. “Chad, Lindsey, Taylor and Taryn. Chad and Sarah Gast have a daughter, Holli, Lindsey is a veteran of the war in Iraq and is currently using her GI Bill to pursue a degree in nursing and Tina is an RN at Clermont Mercy Hospital.” Smucker added that he has owned and operated a small family plumbing contracting business for about 25 years. “I make tough decisions daily and am not afraid to get my hands dirty,” he said. “I have been both a high school coach and a youth coach in Fayetteville and have gotten to know and respect many of our students and their parents and families. I would like to see our dis-

trict operate in the black. Our students and staff achieve at a high level and I would like for that to continue.” Angela Murphy Married for 17 years to husband Chris, Angela Murphy and husband are the parents of five children, Samantha, Cecilia, Christopher, Anne and Christina. “Currently, four of our children attend Fayetteville-Perry Schools,” Murphy said. “My youngest is still at home. I graduated from Fayetteville in 1990. I am a stay-at-home mom and volunteer at the school, local boosters club and the PTO events. I have also coached youth soccer for 7 years, am an active member of St. Angela Merici Parish in Fayetteville and

The Murphy family (front, from left) are Christopher, Christina and Celilia, second row, Angela Murphy and Anna. In the back row is Samantha and Chris.

have been a 4H advisor for three years.” Murphy says she believes she has been, and will continue to be, an asset to the Fayetteville School Board because she is a parent of school age children, a tax payer, a graduate of Fayetteville-Perry School District and is a concerned citizen of Fayetteville. Murphy said, “I am concerned for our school, as many are, regarding state funding which is becoming less and less each year. Our schools receive approximately 60 percent of its revenue from state funding and the rest comes from local real estate

taxes.” She added, “Over the last four years, serving as a board member, I have been proud to partake in the completion of our new school buildings and athletic complex.” Murphy stated that if she is elected for a second term, she will work on the communication between the board and the community. She feels this needs to be stronger because keeping the financial status of the school in the ‘black’ is going to be a major challenge. “We all know our “Excellent” rating speaks for itself and that FayettevillePerry Local School district has an outstanding staff and students,” she said. “I would like to thank the voters for letting me serve them the past four years. It has been my pleasure to represent our district.” Kathleen Johnson Kathleen (Brown) Johnson has lived in the Fayetteville community since her parents moved there when she was nine years old. She attended and graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1958. “My husband, Arthur, is also a graduate of Fayetteville in 1957,” Johnson said. “We have been married well over 50 years and have lived in the same house on Lake Street for fifty years. We have six children, 16 grandchildren and one great grandson. All of our children are Fayetteville High School graduates as are several of our grandchildren.” Johnson added that she currently has six grandchildren attending Fayetteville Perry Schools at various grade levels. “My husband retired from Ford Motor Company in 2006,” Murphy said, “I retired from Fayetteville Middle School in 2003 as principal, after over 35 years in education. I went on to serve Chatfield College.” Murphy works part-time registering and advising stuCONTINUED ON PAGE 3



By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

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Four Higginsport residents hope to be added to Village Council on November 8 CMYK

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press In this year’s November 8 election residents of the Village of Higginsport have four candidates to choose from for only one available seat on village council. Each of the candidates from Higginsport submitted information about themselves and their campaigns to The Brown County Press. Jennifer Elliott Jennifer Elliott was born and raised in Springfield. Her father was a milk truck driver. She is married to Patrick Elliott and the couple have four children and eight grandchildren together. “I would like to be on the Higginsport Village Council to help make the village a wonderful place to work and live,” Elliott said. “I would love to help build a walking track around the baseball field .The community could walk, exercise, bike and get to know each other by using the walking track. “I have helped with the organizing of events in the village, including the Christmas parade, Christmas in the Park and various Halloween events.” Elliott added that Higginsport has a wonderful park and ball field that needs to be put to good use for village events. “People have talked about disbanding the village,” she added. “Please help us keep Higginsport a village. It is a wonderful place to live. This village needs everyone to help out in their own special way.” She stated the Higginsport is a nice place to work and live, and she would like to help make it a great place to work and live, and she believes with the help of council and residents, that is possible. Andrew Lloyd Andrew Lloyd moved to the Village of Higginsport from Stanford, Connecticut in 1997 with his wife Judy. “My wife and I were joined in 2001 by our grandson, Orion Wolf who still lives with us,” Lloyd said. “Orion

is 13 years old and currently attends school at Cincinnati Summit Academy. “My wife, Judy, has been a member of the Higginsport Village Council since 2008. Since that time I have become increasingly aware of the challenges, financial issues and otherwise, that this village faces.” Lloyd stated that he is concerned about the welfare of the taxpayers of the village whose property taxes pay to support the cost of the village’s local government. “I firmly believe that those people who are elected to represent the voters and the taxpayers owe those taxpayers integrity, accountability and visibility in government,” he added. “I have 30 years of experience as a financial professional with a major corporation.” Lloyd said he has learned, over time, both personally and professionally that the only good decisions are those that are based on facts, not personal interests or “pie-in-thesky.” “I believe that those who make decisions regarding the expenditure of public funds have a fiduciary responsibility to the property tax payers who pay for those decisions, whether good or bad,” he added. He said he believes that responsibility and fact-based decisions need to be made when expending public funds. Among issues Lloyd would like to see addressed during a term as council member were more rigorous accountability for village finances and heightened accountability for long-term financial integrity of the village sewer system. “Good decisions cannot be made when the only criteria used is how much money is in the bank today,” Lloyd said. “Decision makers need to understand the totality of the costs of local government, the need to provide public services and look to the future to understand the revenue profile and financial needs going forward when making decisions to expend public funds.” Lloyd added that he would

insist that the village develop a 5-year plan including needed maintenance and repairs of village streets and storm sewers. He said he believe that money paid by sewer customers is money held in trust, solely to support the sewer system and must be treated as such. Patrick Elliott Originally from the Village of South Charleston, Ohio, Patrick Elliott is the son of a chief of police who was village council member as well as mayor. “I live in the village of Higginsport with my wife Jennifer. We have four children together and eight grandchildren. I own and operate a business in the village, RV’s R Us, LLC. “I have served on the Higginsport Village Council in the past and felt I was able to assist in the installment and planning for the sewer lines and plant.” Elliott said he helped to build the playground system in the park and has been involved in the planning and organizing of the Christmas parade, Christmas in the Park, turkey shoots and Halloween events for the village. “I have helped with donations and volunteered time to clean up the park, the village cemetery and the ball field,” Elliott added. “As a council member I would like to continue to assist in helping the village with events for the community. I would like to bring new businesses and development to the village. “I would like to see this village come together as a whole, have annual events as it once did.” Rose Horn Rose Horn and her husband Kevin are the parents of three children and the grandparents of six. “My husband and I have been married for 34 years,” Horn said. “He and I enjoy vacationing and spending time with our family. “I have a bachelors degree in early childhood education and I currently teach preschool for the Head Start pro-

gram in Brown County.” Horn said she has served families and children in Head Start for about 12 years and in her community for many years. “I would like for families in the Village of Higginsport to know that they have a safe and clean, healthy environment to live in, play in and raise their families in.”

Fire fighters to distribute smoke detectors in Byrd Township The Byrd Township Volunteer Firefighters will go door to door distributing fire detectors to residents in Decatur and Byrd Township on Saturday, October 29, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. According to Mike Mason, volunteer firefighter, the Department will break into groups and canvas the entire township passing out and installing detectors for residents who need the service. New batteries will be offered to residents who already have smoke detectors, Mason added. The smoke detectors and batteries are free to residents. Mason explained that 25 smoke detectors were given by the American Red Cross this year. The rest are being donated by the Byrd Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary with an extra discount being added by Walmart in West Union.

Notice to Village of Fayetteville Water Customers The Village of Fayetteville will be flushing fire hydrants the week of October 24, 2011. Some clouding of the water may occur at this time. Running water for a few minutes should clear the water.

Voters of Fayetteville Perry Local School District to vote for three new board members CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 path as well as working with the post-secondary program where high school students can receive dual credit for their subject work. She says she very much enjoys working with young people and seeing the results of their hard work. “I feel that my background in education is a help,” she added. “I don’t know if I would say it is more of an asset than any other member of the board, I can only say that I try to always have the best interest of Fayetteville Schools at heart. I try to make myself available for students, teachers and parents of our school. Training I received to become a school principal, I feel has aided me in decision making. I will always work hard for the betterment of Fayetteville-Perry School District.” Robert F. Aubry “My wife of 10 years, Jamie, and I have four children,” Aubry said. “Robert, Cody, Jacquelin and Caroline. Our children all attend FayettevillePerry Schools. My wife is an STNA State Certified Nurses Aid at Forrest Hills Care Center.”

“I am only 46 years old and I’ve lived in Fayetteville all my life,” he said. “I graduated from Fayetteville High School and also attended Southern Hills Joint Vocational School. “I served on village council for six years from which I acquired on how things are supposed to be done, in regard to government issues and the law.” Aubry has 30 years of experience in construction and excavating as well as numerous other trades. “I believe that the board needs a change for the better,” Aubry added, “someone like myself who will stand up for the voters and do things the way they need to be done and not be just a ‘yes’ vote, board member.” He said he would like to see all the wasteful spending go away and make sure that all the conflict of interest is dealt with in the way the law states.

“I would like to see our meeting be more friendly and open to the public,” Aubry said. “The public needs to know what’s going on. That way we would get more things done according to what the public expects. We need to make sure all contractors are held accountable for any work they do for the school, when it comes to quality, workmanship, specs and guarantees.”

Aubry added that he would appreciate any and all votes for him.

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Foster Named Pike Township Zoning Inspector Michael Foster has been appointed the new zoning inspector for Pike Township. His responsibilities include issuing zoning permits for new construction in the township as well as handling other zoning related issues such as verifying zoning classifications or assisting residents with zoning change requests. Foster can be contacted at the Pike Township Zoning Inspector phone number— 937-444-2772. He will also be available every Wednesday, 3-6PM, at the Pike Township Community Center located at 12700 SR 774, just south of Mt Orab. Foster, a life-long resident of the Mt Orab area makes his home on Oakland Locust Ridge Road with his wife Sunnie and their two children. In other action, the Board of Trustees appointed Darrin Schneider to the Pike Township Zoning Appeals Board, filling the unexpired term of Ben Houser.


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President claims he wants to create jobs, but regulations could eliminate them President Obama was in Cincinnati last month to call for replacement of the aging Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstate 75 traffic over the Ohio River to and from Kentucky. The bridge was the backdrop as the president touted his American Jobs Act, which he claims would help people get back to work. Unfortunately, at the same time he was talking about creating jobs, federal regulators were quietly working to damage the private sector’s ability to compete with the rest of the world. “We used to have the best infrastructure in the world here in America,” the president said while standing on riverfront property next to the bridge. The site he chose for his speech was Hilltop Basic Resources, which makes concrete from cement. Ironically, many in the cement business have serious concerns about federal regulations that could cost the industry a lot of

JEAN SCHMIDT money – and cost thousands of people their jobs. As the House debated a bill to delay these job-stifling regulations, I couldn’t help but reflect on what the president had said when in Cincinnati. “We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad, the Interstate Highway System,” the president said. “We built the Hoover Dam. We built the Grand Central Station. So how can we now sit back and let China build the best railroads? And let Europe build the best highways? And have Singapore build a nicer airport? At a time when we've got millions of unemployed construction workers out there.” The president should ask

whose governments don’t handcuff them with expensive environmental rules that force cement prices up and force cement manufacturing workers onto the unemployment line. The House has voted to add some common sense to the EPA’s proposed regulations, which will allow manufacturers time to make the necessary changes and pull together the money needed to pay for them. I hope the Senate will agree with the legislation the House has just passed on this matter. If it doesn’t, our cement manufacturers will find themselves in a foot race wearing concrete shoes. And if the $2.4 billion is ever found to replace the Brent Spence Bridge, the work might have to be done using cement made in some country other than America. Thank you for taking the time to visit, Mr. President – but taking away jobs isn’t the way to solve the economic problems facing our nation.

Long-term care planning doesn’t have to be “scary” It’s October – time for Halloween treats, ghosts and goblins, and all of the activities that surround this time of year. Although Halloween is typically a focus on the “scary” things in life, longterm care planning certainly doesn’t have to be one of those “frightful” adventures. Our Agency is here to help individuals and their families look ahead to long-term care needs. It’s always good to plan ahead, so why not look at the options available so that when the time comes for those decisions to be made, you’ll be better educated and informed. Our Agency has long-term care planning kits we can offer to you – all you need to do is call our Agency at 1800-582-7277 and we will send one your way. Once you review the kit, feel free to call our Agency for further help and assistance – we have staff that is highly trained and knowledgeable about the

many options that are available regarding long-term care. Everyone should understand that there are choices - each person has the right to understand their options and make decisions that best support their health, well-being and wishes. Our Agency is here to make sure you understand the options and are educated about the resources that exist – we can help make your long-term care wishes a reality! In addition to long-term care assistance, our Agency also offers “Sensitivity to Aging” classes that can also help take the “scary” out of aging. Individuals who attend our course are made aware of the special needs of the aging population, in addition to the myths and stereotypes that are often associated with aging. We discuss the normal aging process and how it affects the older adult, as well as physical changes and how they affect the ability for older adults to

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his own Environmental Protection Agency, which has been trying to deliver a kick in the pants to the U.S. cement industry. Regulations have already been imposed that require cement companies to reduce emissions from manufacturing plants, but the EPA wants more rigorous ones. The cement industry estimates that could cost billions of dollars. The EPA estimates that it also could cost about 1,500 jobs, while the cement industry figures as many as 4,000 people could end up out of work as plants that can’t comply are forced to close. This comes as the cement industry is struggling to emerge from the devastating effects the recession has had on construction. The president’s timing is breath-taking, but he forgot to pack his sense of irony before he traveled to Ohio. The effect of these regulations will be to drive business to foreign manufacturers,

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meet everyday needs. Courses are offered two times during the year for Agency staff, as well as interested community members, providers and other organizations. Space is limited, so early registration is advised. The aging process is nothing to be “scared” of – our Agency recognizes that aging is a process we are each experiencing every day. We can help you make the process a little less “frightful” with resources, education and information that can best support the aging process for you or someone you know. If you know an older adult

or someone with a disability who wants so to stay in his or her home, or if you have questions about home and community-based services or longterm care options, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We have trained nurses and social workers who are ready to assist you with determining what services are best suited for your situation and developing a care plan that meets your needs. Call us at 1-800582-7277 – we are ready to assist you! Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7

Senate Bill 5’s impact on schools Dear Editor, As their budgets tighten, schools have relied more heavily on levies. This has obviously increased uncertainty for schools across the state because a levy’s passage is never guaranteed. It is especially challenging in times like these, when families— facing layoffs or pay freezes—have been forced to tighten their own belts and are thus less able to support tax increases. While these are certainly trying times, simple changes can be made. Senate Bill 5 gives schools greater flexibility over their budgets, which in the past has not been available to them because of growing union demands. Such demands included automatic pay raises, excessive paid leave and generous retirement packages. Besides lessening the burden on taxpayers to cover teachers’ healthcare and retirement benefits, SB 5 also eliminates the “last hired, first fired” policy that has long been a staple in union contracts. In the past, this policy

DANNY BUBP has cost many young and energetic teachers their jobs, simply because they were not as tenured. Also, because younger teachers are often paid less, when layoffs were necessary, schools have been forced to cut more teaching positions in order to cover their deficits. The previous General Assembly refused to confront these issues, electing instead to fill gaps in the education budget with one-time stimulus funds. They knew this would not solve the problem over the long haul, but did it anyway because it was more politically expedient. That option is no longer available. If we do not get our fiscal house in order, schools will continue trying to pass levies onto the backs of local taxpayers who simply can no longer afford them.

whoever he is, whatever he is can waste 650,000 on a building he needs, then the juvenile court and jail they will need to purchase a building! On Main St. opposite the courthouse, there are huge, tall, empty buildings where businesses failed due to the economy. Let them pick one of those buildings cheap. 650,000 would help a lot going to small business openings and hiring employees. Demographics, 68 which wouldn’t destroy the charm of Georgetown. We need a White Castle, Walmart, Big Lots, Golden Corral, etc. Look at Mt. Orab’s growth and council members thumbs down business and progress which equates to jobs that people need. 650,000! One unnamed person has the right to spend tax money wastefully. Georgetown is a dead end, poor town compared to Mt. Orab! Truckers come down 68, turn where it says Brown County Fairgrounds and run on 125 non stop at night. A truck stop would be nice also. It would be great to have real food. The only one I’ve gone when it opened the food was horrid on my Birthday/Mother’s Day. My daughter and son-in-law took me there, but the food was expensive and horrible! The tiny bread loaf we all pretty much ate.. the food.. yuck! Sondra Harris Georgetown, Ohio

Reader to vote ‘No’ on Mt. Orab levy Dear Editor, Back on May 8, 2011 you wrote an article describing the police levies that will be on the ballot in November. I will not be voting in favor of either levy. In the short amount of time that I have lived in the village I have noticed that the village council does about anything they want to do including stealing one percent of every residents income. The council seems unwilling to live within the means of that stolen money. For instance, when I first began to hear of the new Kroger store and the plans to build a road to support it, I was convinced that the new store location would be somewhere farther away than next door. So when the council purchased two houses and somehow got additional property behind them, I was surprised that was the location of the new road. A road to the back door of the store. To add to my confusion they installed a traffic signal. This signal doesn't seem to be switch operated as I have stopped for it without any presence of vehicles on Apple Street. Lastly the mayor has time to sit at the intersection of Boyd and Main Street and observe a backlog of fifteen cars trying to enter onto Main. The result was the addition of, and I might add, confusing lanes. Did that reduce the congestion of cars to thirteen? Who funded this? Now please realize I don't have time to sit at the intersection and observe the traffic pattern as I am one of those working people that is robbed each year of some of my earnings. Now, as to the police levies. Why doesn't the council look at putting the officers on foot patrol? Why doesn't the council consider bicycles or motor scooters? Some of the officers

barely fit into the crown vics and would benefit from some exercise. Why not consider smaller more fuel efficient cars? The council seems to follow the Washington model of governing, spend more than they bring in and pay little attention to the voice of the residents. You sum up you article with the police non emergency number. Let me tell you of my two experiences with that number: The first experience took over an hour for any response form the police department. The results were adequate. The second experience was somewhat revealing. I called the number and was told by the person answering that they would have to forward my call to an officer. The next voice I hear was a person who identified their self as a Brown county officer. I apologized, as I thought the first person had misdirected my call, and said I was looking to speak with a Mt. Orab officer. the person informed me that in fact a Mt. Orab officer was there and gave the phone to that officer. I explained my complaint and wondered how long it would be for the officer to finish their task and respond. I found out the response time time was "never". Someone decided my complaint was not important. So Martha Jacob, I don't bother with the non emergency number and am hesitant to call Mt. Orab police for and emergency. I don't think the council spends money wisely and I cannot vote for additional money for such non prudent spending. Let the council fund a police department from the funds they collect and steal from the residents. Bob Bryant Mt. Orab, Ohio

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YOUR LEGISLATORS U.S. Representative Jean Schmidt (R) 175 E. Main St Batavia,Oh 45103 or (800) 784-6366 State Senator Tom Niehaus (R) (614) 466-8082 State Representative Danny Bubp (R) (614) 644-6034

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Dear Editor, I 100% agree with Reverend Sam Talley! Also I agree with a person that asserts there is a God! When the non partisan woman rightly stated U.S. was blessed when we stood on in God we trust and we are feeling the wrath of God for being will, my opinion Sodom & Gamorah now in what we call porn, child porn, family shows where there is a T and A bedroom scene. This country tolerates perversity as normal now. Anything goes. When women presidential candidates stated she was a Christian all the politicians and press weren’t happy with her and during the last debate every politician were “God this and God that” all of a sudden... hmmm. They were against her and suddenly agreed with her. One woman removed prayer from schools and it snowballed. My granddaughters are being taught false things in school. Darwin, we evolved from the sea, Big Bang, we came from Apes. But O Genesis, God created us and made us in His image. That should be taught if all that junk is taught. No genius teaching them, what gives them the right to teach the other stuff? If Christianity creation cannot be in schools, the schools have no right to teach the other beliefs. That is discrimination and violating Christians freedom of speech. I am very upset this “unknown” councilman or



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Letters to the Editor Public employee urges ‘No’ vote on Issue Two/SB 5 Dear Editor, I am concerned about the Ohioans that really don’t know or understand what Issue 2 is about. I am with the SWOEA Association. Here are some of the reasons we all need to vote no on Issue 2. The citizens will be able to repeal SB5. Issue 2 is unfair, stop the extreme politicians who only want to look out for themselves and their special interest friends, not the people they serve. Issue 2 strips the rights of our middle class Ohioans, attacking those who serve our

communities, and have already made sacrifices, our teachers, school employees, nurses, firefighters, police officers and other public employees. Issue 2 is unsafe, stop the extreme politicians who are willing to put our safety at risk. It puts the safety of all our families at risk. Emergency responders like our police and firefighters will no longer have a right to ask for critical training and equipment that keeps them and our communities safe. But politicians created a loop hole, making a special exception

just for them and upper management. So while the school employees, and other public employees, see their wages and benefits gutted, the insiders and people at the top get big pay increases and bonuses. We the middle class Ohioans are suffering the loss. Governor John Kasich is using Issue 2 to pay back his big donors. He’s selling our parks, prisons, and turnpikes, and has given tax breaks that blow a hole in the budget to corporate special interests that don’t create jobs. Issue 2 blames public employees for

the mess caused by Wall Street’s greed while leaving Ohio’s middle class families holding the bag. We the people need to say no to Issue 2. Stop it from passing, so on November 8th, go to your polls and vote no to stop Governor Kasich and Senate Bill 5, so he cannot gut the collective bargaining rights of the public workers. Thank you for listening, Mrs. Wanda Shiveley with the SWOEA

Rep. Jean Schmidt recognized as ‘Taxpayer Hero’ WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Jean Schmidt has been recognized as a Taxpayer Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. Schmidt’s voting record for the second session of the 111th Congress last year is “a true testament to your willingness to stand up for American taxpayers,” said Erica L. Gordon, director of policy &

government affairs for the council. “I look forward to continuing to work with you to increase transparency, minimize waste, permanently eliminate earmarks, and reduce the ever-growing national debt,” Gordon said in congratulating Schmidt. “I am honored that the council has again named me a Taxpayer Hero,” Schmidt

said. “I will continue to represent the conservative fiscal values of my constituents in Southern Ohio. We must reduce our national debt and stop deficit spending. Raising taxes isn’t the solution. I favor a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution so we don’t have similar problems in the future.” According to the council, it “examined roll call votes to

help identify which members of Congress stand up for the taxpayers’ interests and which fail to deliver on campaign promises of fiscal responsibility.” Schmidt received a rating of 93 percent, which was higher than most other members of the House of Representatives, according to the council.

Patrol reminds drivers to keep their eyes on the roads COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving. From 2008 – 2010 there were 31,024 crashes that were caused by distracted driving in Ohio. Seventy-one of these crashes ended in a death and 7,678 included injuries. Distracted driving is and non-driving activity a person engages in that has potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of

crashing. Distractions can be visual – taking eyes of the road; manual – taking hands off the wheel; or cognitive – taking the mind off driving. Texting for example includes all three. “Every single time someone takes their eyes or their focus off the road - even for just a few seconds - they put their lives and the lives of others in danger,” said Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent. “Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and in a split second, its consequences can be devas-

tating.” According to the National Highway Safety Administration 5,474 people

died nationally in 2009 in distraction-related crashes – of these, 18 percent involved cell phone use.

Ernst for H’ville Mayor Dear Editor, I am writing about a candidate that is running for Mayor of Hamersville. Matt Ernst is a responsible and upstanding person in our community. He has a vision for Hamersville, one that can only be brought to light, as Mayor. It has been many years since our community as had anything to look

up to... No.... Community Days... No.....Day in the Park.... No... Parades. We need the community to come together, and with Matt as Mayor, we can have this and much more... We need a person like Matt Ernst for mayor... It's time to make a change. Karen Ellison



Ripley Mayor clarifies Dear Editor, I am writing this in order to clarify statements I made in the October 11, 2011, Ripley Village Council Meeting. I intended to express my surprise at learning the controversy which was portrayed in the previous article written by the Brown County Press regarding issues with the Fire Department budget. I do realize that the reader can interpret the article in many ways as there is no ability to utilize other senses experienced

when one attends a meeting in person; Chief Pfeffer pointed this out regarding statements he made to Fiscal Officer Lesley Myers. I say all of this in order to convey what I was attempting to convey in the meeting which was, the words and statements contained in the article were used but the reader may not have gotten the actual meaning or intentions of the words. Sincerely, Tom Leonard, Mayor of Ripley

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The Brown County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Home Buying Expo on Wednesday October

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“We have all heard of the property around the corner that sold for a ridiculously low price and that is what we will talk about,” said Chamber chairman Tim McKeown. “Our speakers will give folks the information they need whether they want to buy a house to live in or to start rental property.” The program will have two talks by experts on “How to Buy in this Economy” and “Yes, You can get a Loan”. In addition almost all of the county’s lenders and real estate agents will be there to answer questions and assist. There will also be home improvement and home service companies on hand to inform consumers. “We’d like to clear up some of this back log of bank owned property so that we can get people into these houses. That would be good for everyone, especially the community.” McKeown said. “There is opportunity here.” Some of the companies participating in the event are Ripley Builders, Dale Mays Home Inspection, ChemTec Cleaning, Kiblers, Ripley Federal, First State, Merchants, National Bank and Trust, US Bank, KooglerEyre, Ring Real Estate, Barry & Pat Daulton of Hook Realty, Doris Kitchen of Remax Results Plus, Chris Munn of Allstate Insurance Company, American Homeland Title (John Yonas) Real Estate Attorney, Amerifirst Mortgage (John Insco) and several more. The event is free and open to public. More information is available at the Chamber 937378-4784.

IGA Owner Steve Goessling to rename Georgetown IGA Everyone is invited to the Ribbon Cutting and Lunch Celebration of the new Goessling’s Markets Georgetown, formerly the Georgetown IGA. Owner Steve Goessling and his team of son Mark Goessling, Director of Marketing, Dan Fryer, General Manager and Georgetown Manager Karen Jandes want you to come to the celebration. Steve Goessling says that the new name, his family’s name, Goessling’s Markets Georgetown, “represents an commitment of his family to your family for high quality and great service. We don’t want a corporate name in between you and us. We are changing the IGA brand to Our Family brand and we are introducing Goessling’s Markets Premium Signature Sandwich meats and Goessling’s Markets fresh cut meats as well as Earthbound Farms fresh organic produce.” The festivities will begin at 11 am on Tuesday, October 25 with an on site broadcast of Classic Country 106.7 FM, WNKR. The Ribbon Cutting will be at noon with music and t remarks. Following, all are invited to a lunch buffet of Goessling’s Markets Premium Sandwich Meats, Earthbound Farms

organic produce and Goessling’s Birthday Cake. There will also be contests! If you Like Goessling’s on Facebook or register your email or street address at the party you will be eligible to win one of twenty four bags of Our Family products. You will also be in a drawing provided by WNKR to win two nights in a 2 bedroom condo at Gatlinburg. Ten people at the party will be chosen to find from a list of Our Family products as many items as they can in five minutes. They win what they find! Store Manager, Karen Jandes says “Come to cele-

brate great quality and friendly prices and stay for lunch!”

Hog Roast Pike Street Bar and Grill, located in Fayetteville, will be hosting a Hog Roast Fundraiser on October 22, 2011, at 12 noon. Proceeds will go to “Hope for Emergencies”, a local group that helps families in need, providing food, clothing and support. The cost is $10 per person. Call Pike Street Bar and Grill at 513-875-2684 for more information.


Home Buying Expo set for October 26th at Southern Hills

All You Can Eat Pancake ‘N Sausage Breakfast in R’ville The Russellville Kiwanis Club invites the public to the All You Can Eat, Pancake ‘N Sausage Breakfast, Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the Russellville Elementary School. Tickets are $3.50 for adults in advance or $4.00 at the door, children under 11 are $1.50. Children under 4 are free. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis Member or call 937-3783066 for advance sales.

Come Join Us. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteer dedicated to serving the children of the world. Your support will help the Russellville Kiwanis continue its primary focus, helping children live safe and productive lives. Help the Kiwanis Club on Saturday October 29th by coming to the Pancake Breakfast at the Russellville Elementary School.

Cassidy sentenced to seven years in prison Georgetown, OH, October 17, 2011: A grand jury indicted Leo Cassidy, 33 in June on two counts of Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Robbery, one count of Theft, one count of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and one count of Criminal Damaging or Endangering. On October 12, Brown County Court of

Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler accepted Cassidy’s plea of guilty to one count of Aggravated Robbery. The remaining counts were dismissed upon a motion by the State. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Cassidy to seven years in prison to run concurrent with a separate case through

Adams County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Gusweiler ordered Cassidy to pay court costs, public defender fees, and $1365.47 in restitution. Judge Gusweiler further ordered five years post release control by the Adult Parole Authority upon Cassidy’s release from prison.




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Robert E. Benton, Robert E. Benton, cherished husband of Juanita (Seefeldt-Bein) Benton for 45 years, dear son of Lula Benton and the late Charles S. Benton, beloved father of Robert C. (Nina) Benton, Kathi A. (Michael) Greer, Denise Nailor, David A. (Sherry) Bein, Cindy (Casey) Dwyer and Wally (Michele) Bein, devoted grandfather of 27 and great-grandfather of 14. Bob, born in Richmond, KY and a resident of Bethel, passed away October 15, 2011. Bob served his country with honor in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He also worked for Clermont County Sewer District for 23 years and drove a tour bus for Croswell Motor Coach for over 10 years. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral Services were held Thursday, October 20, 2011. Rob Benton, David Bein, Wally Bein, Mike Benton, Mike Greer, Matt Iker, Bryan Tuttle, Brandon Benton, Casey Dwyer, Jason Wuerdeman served as pallbearers. E.C. Nurre, Amelia, Ohio, served the family.


Wanda Joyce Dumford, 77 Wanda Joyce Dumford, 77, of Mt. Orab, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at her home with her family by her side. She was born August 7, 1934 in Loveland, Ohio the daughter of Charles Marion and Grace Thelma Williams Spaeth. She was a member of the Highland County Senior Citizens and the Buford Homemaker’s Club. She is survived by her mother Grace Spaeth of Goshen; four children, Lisa Kay (James) Johnson of Buford, Fred Allen (Judy) Dumford of Buford, Linda Jean (Tom) Mitchell of Bainbridge, and David Loring (Sandy) Dumford of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren, Charity Downing, Jason Dumford, Nancy Oxley, James Mitchell, Joseph Mitchell, David Dumford, Jarod Dumford, and Heather Dumford; five great grandchildren; and four siblings, Charles Marion (Joyce) Spaeth of Lynchburg, Judith Kay (Larry) Kneipp of Goshen, Barry Allen (Rosalie) Spaeth of Blanchester, and Sharon Lynn (Ronald) Hughes of Williamsburg. She is preceded in death by her father Charles Marion Spaeth; husband Fred Gorman Dumford; and three grandchildren, Daniel Allen, Susan Dumford, and John Mitchell. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Buford Cemetery. Leo Kuhn officiated. The Davis-Turner Funeral Home, Lynchburg, Ohio, served the family.

Lucille Stevenson, age 90 of Cincinnati, Ohio formerly of Higginsport, Ohio, Ripley, Ohio and Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at her residence in Anderson Township. She was a retired real estate realtor for Bob Lewis Century 21 Realty in Washington Courthouse. She was born September 14, 1921 in Laurel, Indiana the daughter of the late John Edward and Goldie (Beyersdorfer) Fritz. She was preceded in death by her husband – Charles R. (Dick) Stevenson and one sister – Betty Schadle. Mrs. Stevenson is survived by one daughter – Judy Linville and husband Bud of Anderson Township; three grandchildren – Sherri Margraf of Anderson Township, Rich Linville and wife Amy of Symmes Township and Randy Linville and wife Holly of Beaver Creek, Ohio; one grandsonin-law - Skip Margraf; four great grandchildren – Caroline Margraf, Brett, Grant and Paige Linville; one sister – Helen Waterfield of Georgetown, Ohio and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 12:00 P.M. Saturday October 15, 2011 at the Higginsport Christian Church, US Hwy 52 in Higginsport, Ohio. Bill Arnold will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Shinkles Ridge Cemetery near Georgetown, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Higginsport Christian Church, Higginsport, Ohio 45131or to Vitas Innovative Hospice Care of Cincinnati, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. The Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio served the family.

Zachary Aaron Stamper, 21 Zachary Aaron Stamper, age 21 of Manchester, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Meadowview Regional Hospital in Maysville, Kentucky. He was a security guard for Anderson Security at the DP&L Stuart Station. Zach enjoyed spending time with his family and loved his job. He was a friend to many and was loved by all. Zach was born December 2, 1989 in Georgetown, Ohio the son of Lisa L. Grierson of Aberdeen, Ohio and Irwin Eugene “Buddy” Stamper of Manchester, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Jamie Deatley and husband Blake of Aberdeen, Ohio; one niece, Lindsay Deatley; one nephew, Jaxen Deatley; his aunt, Beulah White of Sardis, Kentucky; a special cousin, Shawn White of Sardis, Kentucky; grandparents, Helen Grierson of Omaha, Nebraska and John Guilfoile of Mayslick, Kentucky. Zack was preceded in death by a special grandparent, Lucille Poff and maternal grandparents, John and May Grierson. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. John Conley officiated. Interment was in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Ohio. Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, Ohio, served the family.

Edith “Edie” Mae Fath, 72

Robby Andrew Pollard, 33

Lincoln Crosby Noble, 3 months

Edith “Edie” Mae Fath, age 72 of Ripley, Ohio passed away peacefully Friday, October 14, 2011. She was a retired secretary for Procter and Gamble. After retirement in 1997, Edie devoted much time and passion in support of various community organizations, including the Ripley Lions Club, the Brown County General Hospital Foundation and the Ohio Tobacco Museum. She was born December 19, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of the late Nelson and Dorothy (Meixner) Weiskettel. Mrs. Fath is survived by her husband Eddie Fath; one sister, Dee Mueller and husband Dan of Minnesota; one brother, Earl Weiskittel and wife Peggy of Colorado; foster daughter, Fran Thomas of Kentucky; many nieces and nephews, dear friends and her beloved four legged kids. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. James Rawlings officiated. Interment was in the Rest Haven Memorial Park. Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, Ohio, served the family.

Robby Andrew Pollard, 33, of West Union, Ohio, died Monday, October 10, 2011. Robby was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by parents, Robert Andrew and Donanna Quinn (Everson) Pollard. Robby is survived by son, Alexander Ethan Pollard of West Union; step-mother, Leanna Pollard of West Union; brother, Ryan Shaun Pollard of Ormond Beach, Florida; three sisters: Dawndala (Jeff) Morgan, Brandy (Larry) McCoy, and Andrea Shelton, all of West Union; mother of his son, Anitra Hickey of West Union; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Richard Lloyd officiated. Interment was at Kirker Cemetery in Liberty Township in Adams County. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. in West Union, Ohio, served the family.

Lincoln Crosby Noble, 3 months, died September 12, 2011 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He was born on June 11, 2011 at the home of his parents, Jason and JoEllen Noble of Sardinia, Ohio. Along with his parents, Lincoln is sur-

Thomas Ray Morgan, 50 Thomas Ray Morgan “Tomcat”, age 50, of Mt. Orab, Ohio, died on Thursday, October 13, 2011. He was employed at Eurostampa North America, Inc. Cincinnati, OH. He was a true Bengal’s fan, an avid fisherman and a life long friend to many. Thomas is survived by a devoted and loving companion, Jeannie (Clark) Puckett; daughter, Alysha Puckett (Fiance James Brewer); extended family, Walter Clark and the late Arlene Clark, Clinton, Larry, Dennis, Ramona; step-daughters, Shana (Kenny) Potter and Ashley Puckett; six grandchildren, Blake, Logan, Jessalyn, Jadon, Haley, and Cassie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce “Bell” Scott. A Celebration of Life Gathering and Memorial Service was held on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Living Church of Five Mile in Mt. Orab. Egbert Funeral Home served the family.

Robert Hensley, 84 Robert Hensley, 84, a resident of Bethel, died October 16, 2011. Robert was the husband of the late Angeline Miller Hensley. Father of the late Doris Leah Henson and Earl Ray Hensley. Grandfather of Angie Stiers, Candice (John) Jandes, James (Melissa) Hensley and Christopher Altman. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Brother of Jeanette King, Wanda Ninnichuck, Virgie Canter, Rachael Jones, August, Floyd and Shelby Hensley and the late Bessie Jodrey, Loretta Hensley and Mary Jones, Aster, Jim and Ford Hensley. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel Ohio. Internment was at the Tate Township Cemetery. E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, Ohio, served the family.

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Elmer E. Tibbe, 91 Elmer E. Tibbe, 91, of Winchester, Ohio passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Verda (Schweighart) Tibbe; his wife Lucy Mae Bauer; 2 brothers, Ralph and Albert Tibbe; 1 sister Alice Tibbe. Elmer was a truck driver for Pepsi, a 90 year member of the Macon Family Worship Center and a 4H Advisor. Surviving him is 1 son, Dearld Tibbe and wife Connie of Dover, KY; 1 daughter, Roberta Davis of Hamilton, NY; 4 grandchildren, Bill Tibbe and wife Connie of Sardinia, Dean Tibbe and wife Christy of Cincinnati, Kim Ginn and husband Scott of Moscow, French Davis of West Union; 7 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Internment was at the Ash Ridge Cemetery. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, Ohio served the family.

Daphene M. (Bentley) McCorkle, 87 Daphene M. (Bentley) McCorkle, 87, of Greeneville, Tennessee, and formerly of Dayton, Ohio, died Saturday, October 15, 2011. She was an active and longtime member of the Ashcraft First Church of God, in Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by parents, Stanley and Violet (Bilyeu) Bentley; husband, Charles E. McCorkle, Jr.; three sisters and one brother. She is survived by son, Gene B. McCorkle of Miamisburg; daughter, Ruth (Gerald) Rudd of Greeneville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 18, 2011, at the Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Vernon B. Collins officiated. Interment was at West Union Village Cemetery. Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. in West Union, Ohio, served the family.


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vived by his older brother Logan Nash Noble; maternal grandparents Charles and Linda Dietrick of Mt. Orab, Ohio; and many friends and family members. A celebration of life ceremony was held on October 1, 2011 at the Sardinia Church of Christ. Kevin Hamilton officiated. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home of Amelia, Ohio, served the family. Donations and memorials can be made to The Heart Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

To have your loved ones obituary published free please have your funeral director e-mail us at or fax them to 937-444-2652 Vicki Denise McCall Vicki Denise McCall, daughter of James B. and Eileen (Courts) McCall, was born September 30, 1956 in Georgetown, Ohio and was called to her eternal home on October 3, 2011 at the age of 55 years and 3 days. Vicki was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church Arnheim, by Rev. William Frey and confirmed on May 30, 1971 by Rev. Howard Nolte. Her memory verse was Psalm 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. She remained active in the church throughout her life, as health permitted. She was also a member of the Four Guys fan club in Nashville, Tennesse. She lived in Brown County most of her life, graduating from Eastern High School in 1974 and later graduated from Marinello Beauty School in Beechmont. Vicki had many challenges in life, starting at age 3, she was diagnosed with a rare bone disease Fibrous Dysplasia. She endured numerous surgeries and later worked as an office assistant for her surgeon Dr. Edward Zenni Jr. Preceding her in death are her father James B. McCall Jr., sister Darlene McCall Herrell, grandparents Mable and Bryce McCall, Earl and Clara Courts, and Nephew Christopher David Herrell. She is survived by her mother Eileen McCall, sister Melody Moore, brother Cameron McCall, brother-in-law Greg Moore, sister-inlaw Claire McCall, four nieces Danielle, Priscilla, Jocelyn, and Alma, eleven great nieces and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A heart of gold stopped beating, Two loving eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. God knew you had to leave us, But you did not go alone. For a part of us went with you, The day God took you home. God gave us strength to bear it, And courage to take the blow. But what it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. The family thanks all the friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness. Special thanks to Pastor Ken Severa, Beam Fender Funeral Home, the Sardinia Life Squad, and the Pall Bearers Cameron McCall, Randy Mullins, David Sword, Chad Fuller, Tim Ralston, Clinton Hanselman, and Dylan Taylor. God Bless each and everyone of you, Eileen McCall and family.

PROPHESY #2 Last week I said that the second and third questions that the disciples asked Christ in Matthew 24:3 were still pending. I left off talking about the famines which the Bible tells us are coming. I said that it has been projected that by the year 2031 the world population could possibly reach 14 billion people. I raised the question: will we be able to grow enough food to feed the people. There are people today advocating that we do not eat meat. I Timothy 4:3-4 tells us of a time when it will be against the law to eat meat. It states: “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.” In the future the antichrist will forbid people to eat meat. Therefore, it will create an even worse famine because the animals that can not be eaten will eat the food that the people would normally eat. Is it possible that the needs of animals will be put before the needs of people? It’s possible. Ladies and gentlemen, that is what Jesus is talking about is in Matthew 24:7. The prophecies in that verse are still future although nothing that I am talking about is new to your ears. If you have heard the news or read the papers you know that what I am saying is being talked about, only they are telling it in a little different way. Now I know that some say that all these famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places are things of the past or are things that always happen. However, these particular prophecies of this chapter have not yet come to pass. They did not happen in the time of Christ nor in any other time. We know that because of verse 15! “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand;)” That has not been fulfilled. We know that simply because there is no holy place. The temple of God in Jerusalem was the only place which was called the holy place. It was destroyed in 70 A.D. The abomination of desolation, which is the antichrist (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 12:11; II Thessalonians 2:4), has not come yet; therefore he can not stand in a temple which has not

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH yet been rebuilt. He will stand in a future temple! The Jews are, even as we speak, planning to rebuild the temple. They even have a model of what the new temple will look like. They are saying right now that they have everything ready except the Ark of the Covenant and the temple itself. However, according to Jewish guide in Israel, they will not build the temple until the Messiah comes. We believe that the temple can not be built until the church is removed in the Rapture and the 7 year Tribulation period, which is called the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), begins. Then the antichrist, who the Jews will accept as their Messiah for the first 31/2 years (John 5:43), will give permission for the temple to be constructed (Rev. 11:1 is where we find this temple). At the end of that time the antichrist will reveal himself for who he really is and the Jews will flee into Petra. Matthew 24:16: “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains.” Verse 21: “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” This has never happened yet but it is going to happen. Believe me, you do not want to be here when it does! Unless you want to personally experience something far worse than the holocaust then you better get saved (Romans 10:9-13). Repent of your sins, pray and ask God to forgive you, and start serving Him. Listen, God will restore Israel after this Great Tribulation period and Christ will reign over them for 1000 years in perfect peace (Isaiah 11:6-9). However, Jew and Gentile alike will go into the Tribulation if they refuse God’s simple plan of salvation. Be ready for the Rapture (I Thessalonians 4:13-18) and miss the Great Tribulation. Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour today!

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Robert E. Lee, age 89, of Bethel, died Tuesday morning, October 11, 2011 at his home in Bethel. He was born in Bethel, Ohio on January 5, 1922, son of the late Wilson and Ruby Benjamin. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years Marie Benjamin. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Ray Benjamin of Bethel and his daughter, Darlene Faye Kaiser of Roanoke, Virginia, five grandchildren, Randy Benjamin and wife Bree, of Georgetown, Chris Benjamin of Bethel, Sherry Cooper and husband Mark of Bethel, Kevin Kaiser of Roanoke, Virginia, Michelle Kaiser of Charlotte, North Carolina, and eight great grandchildren, Kayla and Ethan Benjamin, Haley, Lea, and Aiden Cooper, Ashley Kaiser, and McKenzie, and Madison Benjamin, and a brother, James Benjamin and his wife Virginia and a half brother Jerry Long as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation was October 14, 2011, at E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, 315 W. Plane Street, Bethel. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment Tate Twp. Cemetery.

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Haskell finishes basic training

Watson/Crosier united in marraige


The wedding of Chelsea Danielle Watson and Denver Jason Crosier was held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Mt. Orab First Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Vickie Watson of Winchester. She is the granddaughter of Darlene Smith of Manchester, the late Clyde Smith, the late Sarah Lou Watson and the late George and Grace Jones. The groom is the son of Dirk and Denise Crosier of West Alexandria. He is the grandson of Karen Crosier, and Ray and Mary Ann Schaurer. Performing the nuptials was Ron Henson. The pianist for the ceremony was Cindi McIntosh and Shannon Smith was the guest book attendant. Serving as maid of honor was Ella Kate Crosier, sister of the groom. Flower girls were Ave Grace Smith and Allyn Katherine Smith, cousins of the bride, and Dezirae Christine Rohrer and Alexandra Quynn Rohrer, nieces of the groom. Darad Crosier, brother of the groom was the best man. Ring bearer was Gunner Ward

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Crosier, the groom’s nephew. The ushers were Anthony Passerallo and Kyle Litteral, friends of the bride, and Milo Oyler and Blake Davison, friends of the groom. A reception was held at the Bible Baptist Church gymnasium. The new Mrs. Crosier graduated from Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington High School in 2007 and from Kettering College in July

2011 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology. She plans to pursue her Master’s Degree. The groom is a graduate of Kettering College where he earned an Associate of Science in Nursing in December 2010. He is currently employed with the Digestive Endoscopy Center in Springboro. The couple is residing in New Lebanon, Ohio.

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Curtsinger, Stith engaged Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Allen Curtsinger of Mt. Orab, Ohio are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Timberly Ann Curtsinger to Justin Colin Stith, son of Colin Stith of Batavia, Ohio and Rebecca Stith of Mt. Orab, Ohio. Ms. Curtsinger and Mr. Stith are both graduates of Western Brown High School and are both currently employed. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Timberly and Justin on their engagement.

Army Pvt. Coty J. Hicks has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. Hicks is the son of Ralph Hicks of N. Elm Street, Georgetown. He is a 2011 graduate of Georgetown Junior-Senior High School.

SHCTC Cosmetology Lab open for beauty business The Cosmetology Lab at Southern Hills CTC received a major facelift over the summer; now eight eager senior girls are ready to help make you beautiful. Lab is open for clients Monday through Thursday, starting at 11:30 am. They are closed on Friday and any other day Southern Hills is not in session. Chemical treatments (perms and color) are performed on any day the salon is open. Some of their most popular services are haircuts, hair color, perms and manicures. The prices are very reasonable, ranging from $4.00 for a haircut to $20 for a basic perm (more for spiral perms) or more depending on the hair length. SHCTC Cosmetology is pleased to announce their new nail product called Shallec. Shallec is the latest in nail innovation from Creative

Stephen Pollack and Jennifer Ring exchange wedding vows Stephen R. Pollock wed Jennifer L. Ring Saturday September 17th, 2011 at The Old West Festival during the Native American Weekend. Their Native American Ceremony was officiated by Reverend Fred A. Shaw and an Honor Drum Ceremony was performed by the White Oak Singers led by Mike Amiott. Long time friends of the family, Danita and Howard Cook, of Georgetown, Ohio, performed the beautiful music during and following the couple’s ceremony. Jennifer and Stephen wish to thank all those who gave their time, gifts and talent to make such a wonderful event possible. Stephen’s family is originally of Williamsburg, Kentucky and Georgetown, Ohio. Jennifer’s maternal family are also from Williamsburg, Kentucky and Chicago, Illinois. Her paternal family are from Clermont County, Ohio. They both are graduates of the University of Cincinnati. She is a paramedic in Georgetown, Ohio and he is self-employed and currently studying for his state exams. They reside in Georgetown.

Adamson 25th wedding anniversary Steven and Rebecca Adamson of Georgetown celebrated 25 years of marriage this week. The couple were married in Portland, Maine on October 10th, 1986. They are the owners of Adamson Fire Protection. They have three children, Ashley Massie, Zachary and Jesse Adamson, one son-inlaw James Massie and two grandchildren Katherine and Brooke Massie. Their family would like to congratulate them and wish them many more years of happiness together!. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Adamson on their 25th wedding anniversary.

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Army National Guard Pfc. Patricia B. Haskell has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., as an Honor Graduate and received a Letter of Commendation. The soldier's academic and military accomplishments were a direct result of energetic application of sound judgment and newly acquired technical knowledge. The soldier's attention to detail, appearance, cooperative spirit, military bearing, and military courtesy were commendable and exemplary, and contributed to the Battery Cadre of the 19th Field Artillery Regiment's successful mission accomplishments. During the nine weeks of Basic Combat Training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Haskell is the daughter of Pamela D. and David T. Haskell of Brunswick Drive, Fayetteville. She is a 2011 graduate of Fayetteville Perry High School.

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Local teen band wins “Battle of the Bands” hosted by Wildman Walker’s Boomerangs Sports Bar. Spearpoint competed with other bands over 3 rounds during the last 8 weeks for the prizes and the title. Band members are Ethan Adams and Spencer St. Pierre, both Western Brown High School students, Auggie Giambrone from McNick High School and Jack Miller from West Side Middle School. Spearpoint plays classic rock and original music. They have been working together for almost 2 years playing at many venues in Cincinnati and the surrounding area. Check them out on Facebook by searching Spearpoint Rocks.

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Patrick shows photo skills The Hamersville Elementary second graders kicked off their Bee Buck Awards for good behavior on Friday, October 7 with an outstanding presentation from Mr. Tom Patrick of Sardinia. Mr. Patrick showed students a variety of cameras that he has used throughout his career as a professional photographer. He demonstrated how the shutter was a very important part of a camera for taking pictures of moving objects. He showed students how the lens was used to take pictures in the natural environment. Mr. Patrick presented a unique slide show of plants and animals that he had taken from his own backyard and throughout the United States. He uses his knowledge and skill in the teaching of photography in the college classroom and in commercial sales. The second grade students and teachers want to thank Mr Patrick for a very impressive presentation.

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Eastern Soils Goes National The Eastern Brown FFA Rural Soils Team competed at state competition on October 8th. They came away with a first place award and will compete at national competition in Oklahoma in May. The team consists of, from left to right,

Daniel Grayless, Foster Simpson, Laramie Wells, and Jacob Wright. Special honors go to Laramie getting 8th in state, Foster getting 13th, Jacob getting 25th, and Daniel getting 78th.

The Friends of the Fayetteville-Perry Library is holding its annual fall book sale during regular Library hours beginning on Monday, October 17th and ending Saturday, October 29th. Additional material will be added daily during the sale. All donations will benefit the Fayetteville-Perry Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization which raises money to support programs and services at the library. Joining this group or offering to volunteer are excellent ways to support the library

and increase your community involvement. Two annual book sales are held during the year, and paperback books are available in the library foyer at all times. The library is located at 406 North East Street, Fayetteville, Ohio. Hours for this event and the library are: Monday and Wednesday 10am – 8pm, Thursday 10 am – 6pm and Friday and Saturday 10am – 4pm. If you have any questions, feel free to call the library at 513-8752665 (BOOK).



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SHCTC learning by simulation Instructor Mrs. Jackie Hansen is trying to incorporate various methods of teaching into her Clinical Health Care Services Program at Southern Hills CTC. Over the summer of 2011, Mrs. Hansen purchased several pieces of simulation equipment to help her students understand some of the obstacles that their patients may face. Simulation is used for scientific modeling of human systems in order to gain insight into their functioning. New equipment in the CHCS program includes Drugged and Distorted Simulation with motion restriction hands and visual impairment goggles, Aging Process with edematous

hands, and Hemiplegia with a physical limitations suit. Simulation is a technology that will provide the students with a competitive advantage over classes not using this technology. In previous years students learned through the use of worksheets, videos and presentations, but never fully understood what their patients went through living life on a daily basis. The hands-on interaction with the simulation equipment will impact the students with increased empathy for their patients and also help them to decide if they have chosen the correct career path!

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Pictured: Sarah Jacobs and Tara Nash; Back Row: Brittany Collins and Amanda Tull

Chatfield College appoints Admissions Counselor

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Ellie Rung

Chatfield College is pleased to announce that Ellie Rung has been appointed as an admissions counselor at Chatfield College’s Findlay Market Campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. As part of the admissions team, Rung will be responsible for increasing enrollment at the Findlay Market campus. Rung has served many organizations through management and project coordina-

tion. Her most recent position as an Electronic Banking Specialist was with Bancorp South. Rung received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Berea College in May of 2010. Rung was one of 20 undergraduate students selected nationally to present research at the annual American Sociologist Association (ASA) meeting. She also worked with a diverse group of staff, volun-

teers, and community contacts as an intern in Germany. “I’m excited about working with diverse populations and helping students explore the opportunities that Chatfield College has to offer them,” says Rung. Rung currently lives in Georgetown. In her spare time she enjoys photography, cooking, running and traveling.

Buck performs on national stage in October When more than 54,000 people converge in Indianapolis, for the nation's largest annual student convention, numerous activities as well as high-quality entertainment is essential to the event's success. Madison Buck of the Eastern Brown FFA Chapter has been selected as one of a small group of young people nationwide to perform at the 84th National FFA Convention, Oct. 19th through Oct. 22. Madison will perform on stage and bring excitement and spirit to the convention. The student submitted an application along with a


SSCC Theatre presents “Biloxi Blues” on Nov. 11-13 “You’re always a witness, always standing around watching what’s happening. Scribbling in your book what other people do. You have to get in the middle of it … take sides … make a contribution to the fight. Any fight. The one you believe in.” But can one stay neutral, even being far away from the war in Mississippi? A drafted World War II soldier will discover the answer, along with a few other lessons not covered in the field manual, in Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy “Biloxi Blues” playing Nov. 11-13 in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee will begin at 3:30 p.m. Eugene Morris Jerome (played by Deven Rine) and five other newly inducted soldiers form the latest bunch of recruits at boot camp in Biloxi, Miss. As Eugene sets out to learn about life and love, he must also learn to live with this ragtag group of soldiers who share only one thing in common, the need to survive. And they will, if they can get past the food, the bog, and their eccentric, short-tempered Sergeant (Bryan Kessinger). “Biloxi Blues” features the talents of Kelly Devine, Jenna Horick, Quinn PickeringPolstra, Cody Pollard, Charlie Stevenson, Michael White and Dusty Willoughby. The show is directed by Rainee Angles and stage managed by Kat Castle, with production design by Abraham Martin and costume design by Laura Martin. Fulfilling other crew positions are Brent Angles, Austin Daniels, Brandon Dickey, Hannah Hengler, Alicia Jones, Mark Holmes, Caleb Macaluso, Samantha Manns, Megan Marvin, Jenna Milstead, Matt Olaker, Lisa Tilton and Leo Young Tickets for “Biloxi Blues” are on sale now and can be pre-ordered for only $6 by visiting www.sscctheatre .com. All major credit cards are accepted. At the door, tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for student and faculty, with ID. Veterans will be admitted to the production for free on Friday

night, and for $6 on Saturday and Sunday. “Biloxi Blues” is not appropriate for children. Season tickets are also available now and can be purchased online for only $15. The 2011-12 season includes performances of “Biloxi Blues,” “The Laramie Project,” “An Evening with Durang” and “Annie.” Purchasing a season ticket can save you up to $9. For more information about “Biloxi Blues,” tickets, the 2011-12 season, and other SSCC Theatre productions, please visit

Introduction to Heating and Air Systems Southern Hills Adult Education Department is offering an introductory course in basic heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. This course will help you to learn how heating and air systems work, how to service a furnace, and how to properly size a furnace and air conditioner to install in a house. This class is excellent for maintenance workers as well as, homeowners. The course begins Monday, November 14, and meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for ten weeks. The Section 608 EPA certification exam is given upon successful completion of the course. Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that all persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. The EPA has also placed a sales restriction on refrigerants, limiting the sale of regulated refrigerants to certified technicians only. Once students successfully pass the exam, they are certified technicians. The Heating and Air course will be held at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For more information or registration for any class, please call Southern Hills Adult Education office at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357.

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RULH students visit Veteran’s Home Ripley Middle School FCCLA members recently made their October visit to the Ohio Veteran’s Home in Georgetown. Members enjoyed playing Card BINGO with the residents. Halloween poems and crafts were placed

in each room to brighten up their walls. We look forward to continuing this project throughout the year. Members who attended were: Siarah Hermann, Payton Whitt, doug Emmons, Cole Fegan, Trevor Devore,

Courtney Germann, Bailey Adams, Zach McDaniel, Kyla Hensley, Amanda Proctor, Chris Westheider, Kacy Gilkerson, Craig Horton, and Kristen Wilson.

recorded audition and were selected based on criteria evaluating quality of performance, stage presence, spirit, and ability to relate to the FFA theme. Over 50 acts were chosen from across the country to perform several times at the 2011 National FFA Convention. The talent participants will have the chance to perform in during sessions, meal functions, receptions and stages at the Indiana Convention center, Conseco Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 520,284 student members (and counting)- all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture- as part of 7,429 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988 in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the live of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a Federal Charter granted by the 81st United States Congress, and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. Visit for more information.


Teen driver safety week recognized (COLUMBUS) – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20-year-olds in the United States. Ohio is recognizing National Teen Driver Safety Week October 16-22 to edu-

cate both parents and teens alike about the important issue of teen driver safety. “Young people are America’s future,” said Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) Director Tom

Charles. “ODPS has been working with partners around the state, including parents, law enforcement, other safety advocates and teens themselves to develop and promote safe teen driving behaviors

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Western cheerleaders host Exhibition The Western Brown cheerleaders hosted an Exhibition on September 8th at the Western Brown High School gymnasium. Western Brown cheerleaders ages five through high school performed in honor of a past Western Brown cheerleader, Jaymie Johnson, who lost her battle with cervical cancer. All proceeds made at the event were donated to the Jaymie Johnson Foundation of Hope. The squads’ goal was to educate and bring awareness about cervical cancer.

and messages.” Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that in 2009 more than 3,214 teens ages 15 to 19 died in vehicle crashes of all types. And 594 (18%) of those fatal crashes involved distracted driving. All told, 3,883 teen drivers ages 15 to 19 were involved in fatal crashes in 2009, and 15 percent were distracted at the time of the crash. The heartbreaking results of distracted driving are attributed to many causes— from texting and talking on a cell phone to eating or playing with a radio, CD player, or MP3 device. “Teenagers are constantly looking for respect, and want people to trust them,” said Colonel John Born, superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. “So our message for teens is: You want people to trust you? Go the speed limit. Wear your safety belt. Keep your eyes on the road. Make the decision to be a safe driver.” For more information, please visit http://www., or http://www.



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to come in and inspect the village and locate each of the cisterns. “The more we talked about the issue,” added Huber, “Mr. Huff did say that the state is responsible for all bridges that are over water more than 10 feet deep, and depending on the depth of the cisterns, the


state could be responsible. According to Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer with ODOT District Nine, historical records of the cisterns are currently being researched, since they have only recently been made aware of the problem. “In speaking with Troy

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Huff,” Fuller said, “He isn’t sure yet what steps he needs to take. The cisterns must all be located first then their size will be assessed. Then at that point we can decide who is responsible for work to be done at the sites. “At this point, we’re gathering as much data as we can so we know which direction to go in first. But we will work closely with the village to rectify the problem. Carson questioned Huber on what he thought would happen to all the run-off water if the cisterns are filled in. “All our over-flow runs into East Fork now,” Huber said, “So hopefully it would just continue to do so. “If, by chance, that intersection should cave in, the question is, would the village be liable, or would the state be liable. It’s something we never want to see happen. We need to get these things inspected as soon as we can.” Huber added the village will wait to hear from ODOT before moving forward.

An old fashion community block party is being planned at Manning Brothers Antiques and Collectibles (formerly the old Tyler Airport) in Aberdeen on Monday, October 31. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. All Aberdeen businesses, civic organizations, churches and members of village council are invited to participate in setting up booths to promote their cause and the community. Food booths will also be provided for people who may want to come directly from work or school. Events for the evening include: • Meet the local candidates (open questions will be taken) on the center stage between 6 and 7 p.m.; • Costume judging for infants to 12 months, from 7 to 7:15 p.m.; • Costume judging for chil-


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It was a chilly end to the Brown County Fair this year! As always, the weather was sometimes a challenge, but I think that everyone will agree that it was another fantastic year at the fair. Many of you stopped by the Master Gardeners’ booth and shared gardening stories from this challenging growing season. Slow- ripening tomatoes, powdery mildew, insects, weeds, lawns sprouting mushrooms, and damage in the landscape from the extreme heat in July seemed to be common gardening complaints. Today I donned a hat, gloves and jacket and headed to the garden to pick the last of the tomatoes and green peppers. Tomorrow I hope to cook up some ground beef, rice, and tomatoes, fill up the peppers with the tasty stuffing, and freeze them for a dinner in the winter when the snow is flying! How many of you still have some plants or trees that need to be stuck in the ground? I am happy to report that my

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Creature Feature Heartworm infection is transmitted by mosquitoes from heartworm positive dogs when they take a blood meal. This infection is life threatening, as full grown worms live in the heart and can result in congestive heart failure. Early signs of possible heartworm infection may include exercise intolerance, lethargy, and coughing. A simple blood test that only takes a few minutes is the best screening technique for heartworm, which is available at All Creatures. Unfortunately, there is a realistic threat here in Amelia and in Anderson for all dogs not currently on monthly heartworm prevention year round. Several heartworm positive dogs have already been identified and treated this year alone. Regrettably, a shortage of Immiticide (heartworm treatment) was announced a few weeks ago, is currently on backorder and the future release date has not yet been publicized. All Creatures is exploring options to acquire Immiticide and is working hard to provide treatment for our heartworm positive patients. The American Heartworm Society has provided guidelines for medical management while waiting for Immiticide to become available, but prevention is essential! What to do if your dog is not on monthly heartworm prevention or has not had a test in the past year:

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All Creatures Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe from Halloween Tricks and Treats All Creatures wants to remind people with companion animals that Halloween can be a really frightening holiday for pets. While adults and children alike enjoy the costumes and candy, these things can actually distress or endanger a companion animal. Dogs and cats rely on daily routine. When that routine is disrupted by lots of noise and commotion, like trick-or-treaters ringing the doorbell or lots of strangers in unusual clothes in their house, pets can become frightened or agitated. It’s best to keep pets at a safe distance from the festivities. To help people keep their pets safe at Halloween, All Creatures recommends taking these precautions: • Keep pets safely inside, away from trick-or-treaters and other Halloween activities. This will ensure that pets won’t become frightened or feel threatened at the sight of noisy costumed children. Cats, especially black ones, may be the target of pranksters. In addition, frequently opened doors provide a perfect opportunity for escape, which can go unnoticed during all of the commotion. Be sure all pets are wearing collars with ID tags in case of accidental escape. • Keep candy out of your pet’s reach. Candy can be harmful to pets and chocolate is toxic to cats, dogs, and ferrets. • Keep pets away from decorations. Flames in jack-o-lanterns and candles can quickly singe, burn or set fire to a pet’s fur. Pets can become tangled in hanging decorations like streamers and can choke on some decorations if they chew on them. • If your pet does not like it. Resist the urge to put your furry friend in costume. Most pets dislike the confinement of costumes and masks, and flowing capes can cause injuries if pets get caught on something. • Don’t bring the family dog along for trick-or-treating. Dogs may become difficult to handle during the noise and confusion of the festivities. A lost dog or dog bite will quickly end your Halloween fun.

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dren ages 2 to 7 years, from 7:15 to 7:30 p.m.; • Costume judging for 8 to 16 years, from 7:30 to 7:45 p.m.; • ‘David James and Gang’ a country band will also be performing on the center stage from 8 to 10 p.m. The David James and Gang Band is a well known up and coming country band who has opened for such headliners as Greg Campbell and John Anderson and were recently featured at Renfro Valley. They have won numerous awards including new artist of the year. This concert is free to the public. Please bring a lawn chair and enjoy the festive setting. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in all categories. A very special thanks to Councilman Jerry Applegate, Dara Ward, Annett Minner, Margie Bowie and Larry and Sue Aldridge. For more details call (937) 795-2500.

“staging area” is finally empty! The last of the Catmint, daylilies, and ornamental grasses are planted and have been watered by the recent rains. I am hoping to get the itch to plant some daffodil bulbs. By this time of the year I am usually tired of digging in the dirt, but then I always regret my laziness the next spring when the daffodils are blooming. Have you noticed something white blooming in your landscape? It could be Late Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum). This common native perennial plant of pastures, fields, disturbed areas, and moist areas near rivers, swamps, and drainage ditches is now gracing many areas of Ohio with its masses of white blooms. According to the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line, this member of the aster family grows to 3 – 6 feet in height and is characterized by flat-topped inflorescences of numerous heads of white disk florets, which are utilized by insects for both pollen and nectar. There are 2 other species of bonesets in Ohio, tall boneset (Eupatorium altissimum) and common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum). While their flowers are similar, bonesets can be distinguished readily from each other by their leaves. Tall boneset has leaves that are pubescent, narrower, and less coarsely serrated than late boneset, while common boneset has leaves that wrap around the stem and are without petioles. The recent rainy weather has brought on numerous mushrooms sometimes scattered randomly through lawns, sometimes in clusters, and sometimes in rings. Armillaria honey mushrooms,

Meadow or Field Mushrooms, Boletes, and Fairy Ring Mushrooms have also been reported to the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line. The inevitable question is always, “Can I eat these mushrooms” or “Will my cat or dog get sick from eating the mushrooms”? Most extension publications will warn people not to eat wild mushrooms or other fungal fruiting bodies unless one is well acquainted with the different species. Many species are poisonous and ONLY an expert can distinguish between edible and poisonous species. The Buckeye Yard and Garden Line recommends removing all obvious fungal reproductive structures from the yard before allowing small children or pets to play there. Brown County Master Gardeners will be presenting informational seminars again this year at the Fincastle campus of Southern State College. Seminars are held in the library, 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. The schedule includes: October 20 – Houseplants, November 17 – Meditation Gardens, February 23 – Starting Seeds, March 15 – Flowers, April 18 – Container Gardening, and May 17 – Herbs. All seminars are free to the public. Don’t forget to e-mail your gardening questions to Master Gardener, Mike Hannah, at Enjoy the cooler weather and get outside (even if it means wearing a coat, hat and gloves). This is a great time of the year to finish up your “to do” list. Get it done before the snow starts falling!

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The American Legion Post 180 will be holding a Halloween Dance Saturday, October 29th from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Prizes will be given for best male and female costumes, door and raffle prizes will be given and setups will be provided. The cost is $8.00 for one person, $15.00 for a couple. Post 180 is located at 1001 South Main Street, Georgetown. “Mike Woo” and the Vibrations will be performing and all proceeds will benefit the veteran’s assistance programs at Post 180.

The Mt. Orab Church of Christ will be hosting a Harvest Fest on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., located at 400 Smith Ave. in Mt. Orab. Corn dogs, apple fritters and lots of good food will be available. There will also be games, contests, bouncers, crafts, a hayride, and a bon fire. Friendly costumes are welcome, bring a friend. Trunk or treat will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m.



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Birkholtz shocks RULH board with resignation at school board meeting CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 against the district for unemployment claims have been won. “Other personnel issues issues of theft and misuse of sick days have also been dealt with effectively and in a manner that has protected the district legally and financially.” Birkholtz touched on other accomplishments during his time as superintendent including the success of the Title I Parent Committee, actively support of the National Network for Educational Renewal and the successful partnerships with Wright State University, the University of Cincinnati, UC Clermont and Cincinnati State in regard to writing grants. Birkholtz also said in his resignation letter, specifically to Mr. Vaughn and Mrs. Pfeffer:

“...I wish to commend both of you for your steadfast stewardship of the district’s financial and human resources. As members of the board, both of you have modeled the attributes of exemplary school governance. You have not allowed personal or family allegiances or alliances with friends, influence the decisions that have been made to advance the best interests of students. ....this district will have to adapt and change quickly to the new realities that face small rural schools of poverty. To survive financially, this district will need the type of board leadership that understands that it can no longer be overly dependent on the taxpayers of Ohio, or on federal grant money that can not be used to maintain the daily operations of the district.” Birkholtz asked that his resignation be effective as of

December 16, 2011, and asked that the board pay his accrued vacation time. He ended his letter with these final comments: “...Decisions that promote self-interest or maintain the status quo by sustaining the elements of cronyism, nepotism or me-ism, do not serve the best interest of students and are antithetical to my responsibility to be an ethical educator. The remaining aforementioned forces within the outside of the organization are such, that I no longer believe that it is in the best interest of my family or the students of this district to continue as your superintendent.” Birkholtz also presented the board with a copy of the book, ‘The Essential Board Book, Better Governance in the Age of Accountability.’

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Have you ever sat down to dig in to your favorite dish and thought, “This would be perfect, if only I could have an ice cold, Caffeine-Free, Diet Cherry Coke, Mello-Yello straight from the fountain?” It’s safe to say that most Americans have a favorite soda, and for many, theirs cannot be found on a typical restaurant menu. But thanks to Coca-Cola Freestyle, a brand new proprietary fountain from the Coca-Cola Company, guests at the LaRosa’s Mt. Orab pizzeria will now be able to custom-create the perfect bubbly soft drink to compliment their meal. LaRosa’s, a long-time customer of The Coca-Cola Company, is the first fullservice restaurant in Greater Cincinnati to offer the Freestyle fountain technology. With Freestyle, guests can mix-and-match from more than 100 regular and lowcalorie brands, from sparkling sodas and flavored waters to sports drinks and lemonades. The unique, proprietary Purepour technology fountains dispense over 100 brands in the same space as the standard eight-valve machine restaurant patrons are used to seeing. “We have created a concept

Election Day Chili Dinner Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville will be hosting an Election Day Chili Dinner on Tuesday, November 8. Menu items will include chili, pimento cheese or peanut butter sandwiches, delicious desserts, soft drinks, and coffee. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Carry out service is available for all menu items. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one block north of State Route 125. Everyone is invited to bring your family and friends.

BCGH Celebration of Lights The Brown County General Hospital Foundation will be kicking off it's Celebration of Lights on November 1st at 10:00am. They have requested the Ambassadors to make the event special. Please mark your calendars for the event and photo. We will meet outside at the hospital and Gerry Schumacher will be there to direct us to our location. Thank you all again for your continued support of this program and the Chamber.

that is quickly becoming recognized as the soda fountain of the future – a representation of the way people will experience Coca-Cola beverages years from now,” said Gene Farrell, vice president and general manager, Coca-Cola Freestyle. According to Mt. Orab LaRosa’s manager, Jesse Yaus, the new machine has been in the restaurant for about three weeks. “We’re real excited about this fountain,” Yaus said. “It seems to be very popular with our customers. They can mix over 125 different drinks, and they love it. We actually have two of the machines in our restaurant.” With Freestyle, customers can blend their favorite regular and low-calorie brands to re-create their go-to soda, or let their imaginations run wild and invent a new beverage every time they order. “Freestyle allows us to serve our guests so many more fountain brands from The Coca-Cola Company than we’ve ever been able to offer before” said Mike LaRosa, CEO of LaRosa’s. “And, they can have fun mixing and matching to make beverage combinations as unique as their taste. So, a guest will be able to enjoy Caffeine-Free Diet Coke with Lime, or Lemon or Cherry for instance,” he said. LaRosa’s Mt. Orab is one

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Attempted Murder and Arson among charges as 13 are indicted by Grand Jury CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Wallace Clark, 64 of Georgetown, faces two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, both third degree felonies. Clark is accused of having sexual contact with two victims under thirteen between January 1 and August 1 of 2011. Cynthia Burdine, 32 of Mount Orab, faces one count of Burglary, a second degree felony. Burdine is accused of entering the home of Lindsey Powell on Sept. 10 with the purpose of committing a crime while Powell was home. Archie Cunningham, IV, 19 of Ripley, faces two counts of Burglary, both second degree felonies. Cunningham is accused of entering the home of Stephanie Hanson on Sept. 13 with the purpose of committing a crime while Hanson was home. Kevin Sizemore, 33 of

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Georgetown, faces one count of Theft and one count of Breaking and Entering, both fifth degree felonies. Sizemore is accused of taking gravity beds from Steve Utter on or about Sept. 6. Larry Griffith, 46 of Aberdeen, faces one count of Theft, a fourth degree felony. He is accused of unlawfully exerting control over $7500 or more in cash between Oct. 1 and Dec. 7, 2010. Brandon Overstake, 27 of Mowrystown, faces one count of Grand Theft, a fourth degree felony and one count of Breaking and Entering, a fifth degree felony. Overstake is accused of entering a storage trailer and taking over $7500 in business property belonging to Leonard Rosselott on Dec. 6, 2010. Terry Stidham, 29 of Aberdeen, faces one count of Offenses Involving Counterfeit Controlled Substances, a fifth degree felony.

Stidham is accused of possessing and and injecting counterfiet heroin into Staci Wagginer on August 11, 2011. Bryant Sweet, 24 of West Union, is accused of Possession of Drugs, a fifth degree felony. Sweet is accused of possessing Methamphetamine on August 7, 2011.

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Parents can help by regularly reinforcing the safety message. Ohio school bus drivers transport students over 1 million miles each day. Ohioans can be proud of their professionalism and remarkable safety record.” Motorists approaching a stopped school bus from either direction are required to stop at least 10 feet from the bus while the bus is receiving or discharging students. Bus drivers will activate yellow warning lights prior to the stop to warn traffic, and will display red flashing lights and a stop sign while the bus is stopped. Motorists should be especially vigilant around any stopped school bus – with or without flashing lights. If a school bus is stopped on a road divided into four or more lanes, only traffic driving in the same direction as the bus must stop. “While school buses remain

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throughout Ohio,” In 2010, there were a total of 1,695 crashes involving school buses on Ohio roadways. Motorists can do their part by anticipating that children walking or riding their bikes to and from school may become distracted by what is going on around them.’

Breast Self-Awareness Saves Lives By James N. Martin, Jr, MD President, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Nearly one half of all cases of breast cancer in women 50 years and older and more than 70% of cases in women younger than 50 years are discovered by women themselves, frequently unintentionally. If breast cancer is found and treated early, most cases can be cured. Because women play such a major role in detecting breast cancer, it’s important for them to develop breast selfawareness, or an understanding of the normal appearance and feel of their breasts. Breast self-awareness differs from traditional breast selfexams in that it doesn’t require women to examine their breasts at specific intervals or with a precise method. Instead, breast self-awareness emphasizes having a solid sense of what is normal for your breasts so you are better able to recognize any changes, no matter how small,

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and report them to your doctor. Most breast problems, especially in young women, are not cancer. Common breast problems include: Fibrocystic changes, which may make your breasts feel lumpy and tender and often occur near the time of your period. Fibrocystic changes may also cause breast pain, itchiness, and swelling. Cysts, or small sacs filled with fluid, which can be almost any size, on your breasts. They usually develop in women ages 25–50 and in women who are taking hormone therapy after menopause. Cysts are benign in most cases. Fibroadenomas, or solid, non-cancerous lumps, which occur most often in young women. These lumps appear in both breasts, usually in an even pattern. If you have felt a lump, you should be examined by your doctor even if your last mammography result was normal. Most women who experience fibrocystic changes, cysts, or

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McAfee cruises to eighth straight win at SBC race; Lady G-Men conference champs By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Being out in front is something that Georgetown’s Nick McAfee is used to. And the junior cross country runner has picked up this season right where he left off from last year -- chasing a state title. McAfee -- who qualified for the state cross country meet as a sophomore last year -- has put himself in a good position as he heads into the postseason. Continuing what he had done in the previous the seven races, McAfee came out on top in his latest cross country race. He ran 16:56 -- the best overall time in either division -- in chilly, very windy conditions to claim the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division Runner of the Year during the SBC Conference race at Western Brown High School last Saturday morning.

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The Georgetown girls cross country team came home as SBC National Division champions at the SBC Conference race last Saturday at Western Brown. Team members pictured front row, l-r: Karley Miller, Becca Whitaker, Becca Moe, Kylie Watson, Veronica Johnson and Sarah Resing. Pictured back row: Megan Williams.

After winning his eighth race in a row, McAfee reflected on his sensational season - to this point. “It means a lot to me,” he

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Western Brown’s Heather Liming runs during the SBC Conference race last Saturday morning at Western Brown.

said. “It’s something to look forward to next year to try to go through the season undefeated.” While he beat his closest National Division rival by 1:04 -- and the overall second place finisher by over 50 seconds -- McAfee didn’t feel he had ran his best race. “Kind of,” he said when asked if he ran well on Saturday. “It didn’t feel hard but it didn’t feel easy because of the wind.” Even with the eight straight wins, McAfee said he isn’t peaking yet. He would like to cut 10 or more seconds off his time -- his personal best time this season is 16:10 which has him in the top five in Cincinnati in all three divisions and top 10 in the state in Division III -- as he heads into districts next Saturday at Voice of America Park in West Chester. Though Georgetown is in the smallest division in cross country, McAfee has had to earn his wins this year against some strong competition. His previous seven wins -the Centerville Stampede, Piketon Invitational, Belbrook Invitational, Bethel Invitational, Georgetown Invitational, Felicity Invitational and Western Brown Invitational -- included runners from all three divisions. “We really tried to bulk up the schedule this year and run some harder meets to get Nick and Kylie (Watson) -- the No.

1 runners on each side -- some top notch competition,” Georgetown cross country coach Chad Sexton said. “He’s had some really stacked races he’s been able to pull through and win.” Sexton said that McAfee has been so successful because of the hard work he put in over the summer and the work he is continuing to put in as he will keep training through the district race to prepare for the regional. Meanwhile, the Georgetown boys finished second as a team in the National Division to Batavia. The two teams ran away from the pack and had runners finish in the top nine spots. Batavia had five runners in the top eight while Georgetown’s Kyle Damen, Antonio Hill and Jordan Kattine finished fifth, sixth and ninth respectively. McAfee, Damen and Hill were named All SBC National Division first team while Kattine was second team. “Disappointing but Batavia has a great team,” Sexton said of the team results. “We knew it could go either way. They had two runners who hadn’t ran much of the season who were going to be wild cards.” The Western Brown boys team finished third in the American Division race. New Richmond won the race. The Broncos were led by Gage Perkins, who finished in 10th place. He was joined on the second team by team-

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Georgetown’s Nick McAfee sprints the last few feet of the SBC boys conference race last Saturday morning at Western Brown.

mates Brady Patrick (he finished 13th), P.J. Seng (14th) and Tony Sharp (16th). In the girls race, the Georgetown girls team ran away with the SBC National Division title. The Lady G-Men were led by Kylie Watson. She was the National Division Runner of the Year as she won the race by nearly two minutes over teammate Karley Miller. Watson ran the third best time overall in the girls race. “She fell (and) twisted her knee a little bit in the first mile. She didn’t perform how she had the last couple weeks,” Sexton said. “She’s definitely been performing well all season.” She was joined on the first team by Miller, Becca Moe (who finished 5th) and Becca Whitaker (8th). Megan Williams (10th) and Sarah Resing (14th) were named

Second team. The result was a pleasantly surprising to Sexton. He knew the Lady G-Men had a shot but wasn’t sure if they would come out on top. “It was surprising to see them do so well,” he said. “I knew if there was a full division for each league I knew that we had a chance. It would be between us, Blanchester and Batavia. The girls performed really well.” Meanwhile, the Western Brown girls finished fifth in the American Division race. Bethel won the American Division race. Heather Liming was the lone Western Brown girls runner to place on an All League team. She earned a second team All League honor by finishing the race in ninth place. Teammate Emily Siemer (17th) just missed All League honors for the Lady Broncos.


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The Western Brown Jr. High 2011 football season came to an end on Wednesday night when both the seventh and eighth grade teams fell to Blanchester. In the first game, the seventh grade team was defeated 8-0. The Wildcats scored their only touchdown of the night in the first quarter. The Broncos recovered six fumbles on the night but were unable to capitalize on the turnovers. The team finished with a 2-3 record. Meanwhile, the eighth grade team finished the year at 4-3 after falling 20-8 to the Wildcats. Eean Hornung scored the only Bronco touchdown early in the 3rd quarter to close the score to 14-8, but the Broncos gave up a late fourth quarter touchdown and simply couldn't recover. The program will celebrate its season on Tuesday, October 25th at their end of season banquet. It will be held at Hamersville Elementary/Middle School beginning at 6 p.m.



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Despite some struggles, Lady Eastern gets ugly sectional Broncos find way to move on victory in ugly weather


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Western Brown’s Kylie Garrett looks to spike the ball in the Lady Broncos sectional win over Batavia on Tuesday night in Goshen.

Lady Bulldogs serve with a big kill at the net but the Lady Bulldogs continued to stay on the attack and moved to within two points of a set win, 2321, as Western Brown’s Taylor Patten took the ball to serve. Two straight Lady Bulldog hits into the net off of Patten serves tied the game at 23. A DeBord kill gave the Lady Broncos a 24-23 lead. However, the Lady Bulldogs broke Patten’s serve to tie the set at 24 but their next serve went long. Carter took the ball up 2524 and finished the set when the Lady Bulldogs hit out. “They pushed through those last couple points,” Fite said of her teams second set finish. The third set started very well for the Lady Broncos. Once again it was Carter at the serve when the Lady Broncos started. And again she helped push them to a big lead. While Carter had just one ace during the 9-0 start, her serves -- combined with the Garrett’s two kills and DeBord’s one kill -- kept the Lady Bulldogs off balance and helped the Lady Broncos get off to a great third set start. “She’s our most consistent server,” Fite said of Carter. “I think out of the whole year she’s missed under 10 serves.” That strong team play from the first set seemed to return for the much of the final set. After Fischer blocked a Lady Bulldog attack, the

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Lady Broncos were up 20-8 with the serve and looked to be cruising to a victory. That, however, changed quickly. Down 21-9, Batavia’s Kristin Trogden took the serve. With the help of some Lady Bronco errors, Trogden brought the Lady Bulldogs six straight points and got them right back into the set as they were down just six, 2115. But that is as close as the Lady Bulldogs would get. Kills from Fischer and Morgan finished off the Lady Bulldogs for the win. “We went to the second and third set and started missing some serves, not moving our feet as much and not talking,” Fite said. “But we pulled through and finished so that’s what important.” Last Thursday night the Lady Broncos -- now 20-2 -finished their regular season with a five set victory over Amelia. The win helped the Lady Broncos finish an undefeated Southern Buckeye Conference American Division season. It was just the first of the Lady Broncos goals they met. The win on Tuesday was the next. “We met another goal getting the first win in the tournament,” Fite said. With the win the Lady Broncos moved on to the next round of the sectional where they will face No. 1 seed Wyoming on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Goshen.

The Eastern boys soccer team looked like the No. 1 seed that they are in the first half of their second round sectional game against Southern Hills League foe North Adams on Wednesday night. They possessed the ball, played solid defense and scored nearly at will. But the second half was as pretty as the weather was nice. Just like the cold, nasty wet weather, the Warriors struggled in the second half before holding on to beat the visiting Green Devils 7-4 and move on to the next round of the sectional. “We played okay,” Eastern coach Dylan Fain said afterwards. “Not super thrilled with their performance.” Playing in a steady rain that was heavy at times and with temperatures staying very chilly if not cold, the Warriors -- who had a first round bye after being named the No. 1 seed -- struggled to get going early on. With the field very saturated from more than a day of steady rain -- and plenty of large puddles of water scattered around the field to boot - it wasn’t easy to keep an attack going. However, with about 25 1/2 minutes left in the half the Warriors got on the board. Landan Hauke settled a pass in front of the goal and drilled it in from about 10 yards out to give the Warriors an early 1-0 lead. The goal seemed to open the floodgate for the Warriors. For the rest of the half they continued to attack and they continued to score. Jordan Payne scored two straight goals to push the lead to 3-0. Another Payne goal sandwiched between goals from fellow senior Conner Purdin

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Eastern defender Brandon Belcher slides to stop a North Adams player from getting a ball during the first half of the Warriors second round sectional victory on a very chilly, rainy Wednesday evening.

pushed the Warrior lead to 6-1 at the break. From there a combination of things led the Warriors to get a little lackadaisical and allowed the Green Devils to get back into the game. “That was probably part of it,” Fain said of how playing a team they had beaten contributed to their play in the second half. “Having a six goal was the other part of it.” Given the weather situation -- and with his team already up 7-1 after Hauke added his second goal early in the second half -- Fain started to play his subs so he could keep his starters from getting hurt playing in the nasty conditions. That contributed to the Green Devils scoring three goals in the second half and making it a game that was much closer than Fain would have liked it to have been. “It was cold and nasty and I didn’t want to get anybody hurt,” Fain said.

He continued, “I was just trying to keep people healthy. That’s why I had so many starters out.” Given it wasn’t his team’s best performance, Fain was just happy to get the win and move on to the next round of tournament play. They will move on to host the Fairfield Lions on Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. The Warriors ended their regular season last Friday night with a 5-3 win over the same Lions team. The win clinched the Warriors the gold ball for going undefeated in the SHL conference season. Eastern finished the regular season 12-0-1 (7-0 SHL). After the season was completed, the SHL announced the All League teams. Several Eastern players were honored. They included Payne, Purdin, Nathan Scott and Chase Lawson. Fain was selected as SHL Coach of the Year.

Sectional Roundup Several local teams kicked off sectional tournament play this week around the area. Volleyball kicked off first last Saturday, October 15 while soccer got underway last Monday. Most local teams kicked off their tournament on Thursday, October 20. Results were not available at press time. A few teams kicked off sectional play earlier in the week. Volleyball Fayetteville sweeps East Clinton The Fayetteville volleyball team was the first to get its postseason underway when they battled East Clinton in the Division III sectional at Blanchester last Saturday. Using some big scoring runs, the Lady Rockets were able to get past the Lady Astros 3-0 by scores of 2522, 25-13 and 25-11. The first run of the night was engineered by sophomore McKenna Hammons. She took the ball to serve with the Lady Rockets down 12-9 and she scored on seven straight to help Fayetteville take the first set. Fellow sophomore Clair Carson engineered a big scoring run during her serve turn in the second set. She scored on six straight to help

the Lady Rockets build a 2-0 set lead. In the final set, the Lady Rockets No. 1 server, Gabby Valentine, opened the set with six straight points to help the L ady Rockets roll to a victory. Valentine also played a big role at the net as she led the Lady Rockets with 10 kills while Sydney Sheets led the team with 24 assists. The win moved the Lady Rockets to the second round of the sectional where they will take on Georgetown on Thursday night at Blanchester. Eastern moves on after sweep of Portsmouth West On Tuesday night, the Eastern volleyball team won its first ro und Southeast District sectional matchup at home. The No. 8 seed Lady Warriors beat No. 9 seed Portsmouth West 3-0. They won 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20. “The win comes from a strong team effort,” Eastern coach Carmela Reeves said. “Serving was deep with most of the team each attaining several aces. They furthered their offensive intensity by continually attacking the net.” With the win, the Lady Warriors moved to th e second round of the sectional where they will travel to battle No. 1 seed Adena on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Fayetteville moves on with win over Cincy Christian

The Fayetteville boys soccer team beat Cincinnati Christian 3-2 on Wednesday night at Winton Woods High School to move on to the second round of the Southwest Division III sectional. The game was scheduled to be played Tuesday but was moved to Wednesday after storms postponed the game one day. It was the second straight game the Rockets played against Cinci nnati Christian - they finished their regular season with a 2-1 win over the same team last Saturday at home. “It was a hard fought battle,” Fayetteville coach Craig Smucker said. “They are a very, very good team.” He added, “It’s always tough to beat any team twice.” With the Cincinnati Christian defense focused on stopping Rockets forward E.J. Aubry -- he scored both goals in the win last Saturday -- it l eft Roman Kleinschmidt with an opportunity. Kleinschmidt took full advantage as he scored all three goals. The win moved the Rockets to the next round of sectional play where they will travel to battle Seven Hills on Saturday. Georgetown’s season comes to end The Georgetown boys soccer team’s season came to end with a 9-0 loss to Cincinnati Christian on Wednesday night. The G-Men finished their season with a 7-10 record.


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GOSHEN-- Though not playing their most complete match of the season, the Western Brown volleyball team continued their strong season with a 3-0 win over Batavia in the second round of the Division II sectional at Goshen on Tuesday night. The Lady Broncos rolled to a first set victory over the Lady Bulldogs before struggling to find consistency in the final two games. Though they had to overcome themselves at some points in the final two sets, the Lady Broncos still found a way to move on to the next round of the sectional by winning 25-13, 26-24 and 25-17. “I think it was just the momentum. They just didn’t keep up with the momentum,” Western Brown coach Carla Fite said. “That was the case in the second and third set. They had good momentum in the first but didn’t carry over for some reason.” The Lady Broncos -- the sectional’s No. 3 seed playing after a first round bye -- were on their game early. After Batavia jumped out to a 3-0 lead to start, the Lady Broncos roared back. Elizabeth Carter took the ball first for the Lady Broncos and promptly help put them in the lead. During her service turn, the Lady Broncos turned a 3-0 deficit into a 6-3 thanks to Carter’s serving and the play of middle hitter Becca DeBord. DeBord recorded a block and a kill on back to back points to give the Lady Broncos their first lead of the evening at 4-3. For the rest of the first set the Lady Broncos just steadily pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs by playing a very clean game. They passed well to one another, set each other up and the Lady Broncos front line blocked Batavia attacks well - particularly DeBord and fellow middle hitter Mackaela Fischer -- and finished attacks with kills -- particularly outside hitters Alli Morgan and Kylie Garrett. “We had our serves in. We were passing,” Fite said of the first game. “We were talking and moving well.” From that point on, however, the Lady Broncos struggled some. In the second set, the Lady Bulldogs gave them all they could handle. Batavia jumped out to an early lead and was able to stay just out front for the first half of the set. The Lady Broncos were able to take the lead back about halfway through the set after a Garrett kill put them up 13-12. They added to that lead on a Morgan kill to jump out to a 15-13 lead. They continued to keep that two point lead until the Lady Bulldogs took the ball down 18-16. Taking advantage of some missed hits by the Lady Broncos, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 5-0 run to take a 2118 lead. Fischer finally broke the


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AMELIA-- For much of the first two and a half quarters last Friday night the Western Brown football team was in control in their Southern Buckeye Conference game against Amelia. The Broncos offense was putting points on the board and the defense wasn’t giving the host Barons much in the way of offense. Yet, despite all evidence that the Broncos were in control and moving towards a victory, one Barons play turned the entire game around. Running just their fifth play of the half with about 4:00 minutes left in the third quarter, Barons running back Cameron Wisby took a handoff at his own 25 yard line. He dove straight into the line and Bronco defenders were in position to take him down near the line of scrimmage. Wisby, however, shook off those Bronco tacklers, cut outside to the left and took off. It seemed as Wisby was outracing the Broncos defenders down the sideline, he took all the momentum from the Broncos. And that turned out to be the case as Wisby’s 75-yard touchdown run started the Barons on a comeback that helped them to a 20-17 comeback win. “It was a snowball effect from halftime on,” Western Brown coach Evan Dreyer said. “They had the long run where Cameron Wisby broke it and it’s one of those things (where) we fell apart.” And though the Barons scored right before half to make it a 17-6 game, it still seemed that the Broncos were in control. The first eight minutes of the third quarter did nothing to change that perception. After taking the opening kickoff and punting after five plays, the Broncos came up with a big play on special teams. On that punt, the Broncos forced Baron returned Tyler Hale to fumble. Western Brown’s Justin

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Western Brown’s Zaine Clark hauls in a touchdown pass in the first half of the Broncos game with Amelia last Friday night.

Longbottom recovered the ball to give the Broncos the ball back at their own 27 yard line. It seemed to be a big momentum play because it set the Broncos offense back into motion. Broncos quarterback Nick Woodyard started to click with his receivers on the drive. He hit Zaine Clark for a big 31-yard hookup that got the ball to the Amelia 28 yard line. Hookups with Clark (for 6 yards), Devyn Wood (7 yards) and Jarred Haggerty (9 yards) put the Broncos at the Baron 6 yard line. From there, however, the drive stalled. The Broncos running game could not gain any yards and their fourth down play was stuffed for a six yard loss. Without power back Jake Lawson -- who missed the game with an injury suffered late in the win over Clermont Northeastern -- and because of some missed blocks, the Broncos running game wasn’t a factor all night. The Bronco defense, however, stepped up again. They forced a quick three and out punt to give the ball right

back to the Broncos. However, on the second play of the next possession, Woodyard was picked off. That set up Wisby’s momentum turning 75-yard touchdown run on the first play after the interception. It was a game changing play considering the Broncos had run 21 plays in the third quarter to the Barons five but were outscored 7-0. “It was the turning point of the whole ballgame,” Dreyer said of the play. “We were up 17-6 and feel very comfortable and all the sudden he breaks a long one. Then you have to change your whole gameplan really quick. It was something the coaches felt like we made the adjustments real quick but we didn’t execute as well as we would have liked.” Though the momentum was clearly in the Barons hands, the Broncos looked as if they were going to respond with a score of their own. They started the next drive with great field position -their own 44 -- after the Barons line drive kick that may have been an onside kick was recovered by the Broncos. On the first two plays of the

drive, Woodyard hooked up with freshman Christian Dawson to get the ball to the the Barons 10 yard line. The first catch was for 36 yards and the second was for 10 yards. Woodyard then hooked up with Haggerty on a seven yard pass to set up a second and goal from the Barons 3 yard line. However, the Barons defense stood strong. They forced an incompletion, a six yard loss on a run and then intercepted Woodyard on a tipped pass on fourth down. Given the final score, going for a field either time the Broncos drive stalled inside the 10 yard line could have been an option for Dreyer. He didn’t kick a field goal for many reasons but chief among them was that he had the confidence in his team to put the ball in the endzone. “The reason I didn’t kick the field goal was the first time I wanted to put the game away,” he said. “The second time I just felt like us being down there if we get stopped the defense could stop them and we could drive back down again. That wasn’t the case. “With Justin (Berkley), I think he had two games of soccer last week and didn’t have much practice, I was going to go with the guys I see everyday.” Unfortunately, the Broncos weren’t able to get a stop on defense when they needed one late in the game. After the Barons had intercepted Woodyard for the fourth time, they had the ball at their own 24. The Barons ran Wisby and quarterback Gabe Weaver down the field as they looked to punch in the go ahead score. Everything seemed to come to a head when the Barons faced a third and one from the Broncos 28 yard line. While the Barons were able to get the yard for the first down, what happened after the play turned out to be the biggest contributor to what turned out to be the Barons game winning drive. Two personal foul penalties were called on the Broncos, and after they were marked off, the Barons faced a first

and goal from the 7 yard line. Weaver -- ominously for the Broncos as it got very windy and started to rain right before the next snap -- ran in for a 7-yard score to give the Barons a 20-17 lead. The drive was helped by Broncos mistakes and the absence of nose tackle Jeremy Gould -- out for the game with an injury -- and Brooks - who left the game during the drive with an injury. “(The) two penalties were huge,” Dreyer said of the Barons game winning drive. “We look back at our tackling, it goes back to the basics and fundamentals. We didn’t tackle very well at all and Cameron (Wisby) ran very hard against us.” The Broncos did have a couple more chances to drive for the tying or winning score but they weren’t able to find any kind of rhythm passing the ball. Woodyard was 1/8 on the final two drives. “Our second half we came out very lackadaisical and didn’t do what we were asked to do,” Dreyer said. To the point of Wisby’s run, the Broncos had been in control. And it started from the opening possession. After the Broncos defense forced the Barons to punt, they had great field position. A short punt left the Broncos with the ball at the Amelia 26 yard line. The visitors wasted no time

getting into the endzone. On the possession’s fourth play, Woodyard found Clark wide open for a 19-yard scoring strike. Berkley’s point after gave the Broncos an early 7-0 lead. Early in the second quarter the Broncos added to their lead when Berkley ended a 13 play drive with a 23 yard field goal to increase the Broncos lead to 10. Meanwhile, the Broncos defense continued to stymie the Barons offense. On the Amelia possession after Berkley’s field goal, the Broncos forced a turnover on downs when the Barons decided to go for a fake punt on fourth and three from their own 40 yard line. Broncos safety Brady Brooks was all over the play and snuffed it out for a 13 yard loss. The Broncos offense cashed in on the first play of the drive. Woodyard hit Haggerty for a 27-yard scoring strike. Just like that, the Broncos offense had pushed their lead to 17-0 with 8:38 left in the half. “The last couple games, actually the from game one, our offense has clicked,” Dreyer said. “Other than the Franklin game our offense has put up points.” The loss dropped the Broncos to 5-3 (2-2 SBC American Division) on the season with two games left.

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Broncos linebacker Jake Morrison looks to make a play on an Amelia ballcarrier in team’s game last Friday night.

F’Ville runs well at SHL race Rockets beat rival Manchester on the gridiron for ‘SHL title’


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The Fayetteville boys and girls cross country teams went to the Southern Hills League Conference race last Saturday in Ripley and performed well. While the boys team came in second place to Fairfield, the Lady Rockets came back home as SHL champions. Courtney Johnson led the way for the Lady Rockets as she finished third with a time 23:13. Fairfield’s Kaitlin Evans won the girls race in 22:37. Johnson was joined on the SHL All League team by Lady Rocket teammates Megan Eyre (who finished 6th), Amanda O’Donnell (8th) and Makayla Rosselot (15th). Fayetteville coach Jimmy Johnson was selected as the SHL girls cross country Coach of the Year for guiding the Lady Rockets to the crown. The host Ripley Lady Jays finished in third place behind the Lady Rockets and Whiteoak. Samara Hawkins led the Lady Jays as she finished 11th with a time of 24:01. Teammate Stacy White joined her on the SHL All League time as she finished in 13th place. Though the Eastern Lady Warriors didn’t compete as a team, Makayla Purdy performed well. Purdy finished 10th to garner All League honors. Teammate Rayna Lewis finished 25th. Meanwhile, in the boys race, the Rockets put up a nice effort but fell just short of the SHL crown. D.J. Iles led the way for the Rockets as he came in fourth place overall with a time of 17:55. Rocket teammate Corey Lykins joined Iles on the All League team by finishing in 12th place. Trevor Clark (20) and Cody Holden (21) helped the

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The Fayetteville boys cross country team finished second at the SHL conference meet last Saturday in Ripley. Team members pictured first row, l-r: D.J. Iles, Corey Lykins, Michael Lawson and Cody Holden. Pictured second row, lr: Coach Jimmy Johnson, Toby Lykins, Trevor Clark, Isaac Talley and Austin Fowler.

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The Fayetteville girls cross country team captured the S.H.L. Championship last Saturday in Ripley. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Katelynn Holmes, Amanda O'Donnell, Courtney Johnson and Sarah Stahl. Pictured second row, l-r: Coach Jimmy Johnson, Makayla Rosselot, Megan Eyre, Carly Burroughs and Lincoln Smyth.

Rockets to their second place finish. The Ripley and Eastern boys teams also competed at the league race. The Blue Jays finished in seventh place while the Warriors finished in eighth. Each team had one member perform well enough to garner All League honors. Eastern’s Layne Pickerill

finished fifth overall with a time of 18:04 while Michael Caproni was Ripley’s lone representative on the All League team as he finished 15th with a time of 18:46. Eastern’s Alex Brewer (23th) and Connor Patrick (28) performed well for the Warriors while Aaron Stidham (19) just missed All League honors for the Blue Jays.

While the Southern Hills League doesn’t have a football division, it does have two schools who do play football. So when Fayetteville and Manchester get together on the gridiron the mythical SHL championship is on the line. And after falling to the Greyhounds last year, the Rockets got some revenge on their rivals as they picked up their second win of the season last Friday night in Manchester by a score of 3227. The visiting Rockets won thanks to the formula that won them their previous game this season -- a strong rushing performance and a strong response coming out of halftime. “We went in and got them fired up,” Fayetteville coach Harley McCullough said. “We came out and we thought we played with some more emotion. I think -- take nothing away from Manchester, they came out ready to pl ay -- we were like their Super Bowl. They thought they could win a game and we were going to be it.” The two teams played a back and forth first half and the host Greyhounds held a 20-18 lead as the teams came out for the second half. That, however, is when the Rockets took over. Quickly the Rockets took a 12 point lead with two touchdown drives. Nearly all of their season high 459 total yards came on the gr ound against the Greyhounds and that was how the Rockets got themselves the lead. Their two second half touchdown drives were dominated -- and finished -- by


running the ball. Luke Allen got the Rockets the lead when he burst up the middle of the field for 61yard touchdown run. Allen added his second rushing score of the half -and third of the game -- a little later when he plunged in from five yards out for the score to make it 32-20 Rockets. Thanks to another strong performance by a young offensive line that starts two freshman, a sophomore, a junior and a senior, Allen -- a senior -- rushed for 182 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns. Senior fullback Dave Kranz ran for 69 yards on six carries and senior quarterback Tanner Williams added 105 yards on six carries and two more scores on the ground. “They’ve really stepped it up and we’re starting to come alive and running the ball inside like we need to,” McCullough said of his offense running the ball. “Our seniors are starting to show a little bit of leadership there. Our line is coming around pretty well for young guys. You can’t say enough about those guys.” After jumping out to the 12 point lead, the Rockets had withstand a rally by the Greyhounds. While the Rockets defense was able to stuff the Greyhounds run game, they couldn’t do the same to their passing game. Manchester used their passing advantage to put another score on the board with 3:30 left in the game. That score made it a 32-27 game. However, the Rockets got the ball back and simply ran the ball down the field -- collecting first downs -- as they ran out the clock for the win. “We milked t he clock --

snapping it at five seconds,” McCullough said of the final drive. “We’re using up all the time we can because we didn’t want to give them a chance...We wanted a nice little drive and that’s what we did.” The Rockets matched the Greyhounds passing attack in the first half score for score. Again, they used their running game. Williams got the Rockets on the board with a 20 yard scoring run and Allen followed up on the next series with his first score of the night -- an 11 yard scamper. Williams added his second score of the half on a 37-yard run for a score late in the half. Though they matched the Greyhounds scores, they found themselves down because they missed two point after attempts and a two point conversion attempt. All in all -- despite some penalties that hurt them on defense and saw a Roc ket player get thrown out for the second year in a row in the game -- McCullough was happy to be able to bring home the SHL ‘title’ home. “The gold ball,” McCullough joked of the award given to the SHL team that goes undefeated in league play. “It’s real nice to beat Manchester because that’s, no matter, the game you’re going to hear about...It was good to come back and get the win this year.” The win improved the Rockets to 2-6 on the season with two games left in the season. On Friday night the Rockets hosted Grove City Christian and they will finished their 2011 campaign on the road against Gamble Montessori. That game will be played at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati.




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Though they lost, the Eastern volleyball team played pretty well against Fayetteville last Thursday night. The Lady Warriors were able to set themselves up for attacks offensively and played pretty good defense against the Lady Rocket attacks. But the visiting Lady Rockets played just a little better in the 3-0 win. Fayetteville won 25-21, 2519 and 25-23. “They played hard. They played good defense and were aggressive on the offense,” Eastern coach Carmela Reeves said. “I can’t really complain.” Meanwhile, Lady Rockets coach Sharon Sheets was happy to get the win. Since coming back from fair break two weeks ago, the Lady Rockets had went 3-3 -after starting 9-4 -- coming in to their encounter with Eastern. “Coming back from fair break has been tough,” she said. “You don’t practice over fair break because of everybody's activities for the fair. It’s just one of those things. I just thought we would come back and kind of get back in that click or groove or whatever you want to call it. It was just hard.” The first set of the match set the tone for the rest of the evening. Eastern would never let the Lady Rockets pull away in the set as much of it was played with the teams being tied or with Fayetteville ahead by one or two points. Near the end, however, the Lady Rockets got a little breathing room. On consecutive service turns for the Lady Rockets, Claire Carson and Carly Burroughs helped push the

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Fayetteville’s McKenna Hammons follows through on a kill during the Lady Rockets win over Eastern last Thursday night.

Fayetteville lead out to five. Both Carson, a sophomore, and Burroughs, a freshman, each made nice plays to get the points. Carson pushed the Lady Rocket lead to four, 19-15, when her diving save kept the volley going and eventually led to the Lady Warriors hitting into the net. After the Lady Warriors hit the ball out on their serve, Burroughs matched Carson’s play. She pushed the Lady Rocket lead to 22-16 when she made a diving pass over the net that found an open spot in the Eastern defense. The youngsters plays helped push the Lady Rockets to a first set win. “I look at my two freshman and four sophomores, there doing well,” Sheets said. “Every game I see much, much improvement.” In the second set the Lady

Rockets jumped out to a lead once again and were consistently up for much of the set until late. The Lady Warriors began to rally with Taylor Doss at the serve. Doss’ first two serves ended with a Lady Rocket hit out to bring the Lady Warriors within one, 19-18. Teammate Shelby Cowdrey tied the game up at 19 with a kill at the net. “They were aggressive at the net tonight,” Reeves said of her team. “(We) served well for the most part.” Despite the strong Eastern comeback, the Lady Rockets came back strong after Sheets called a timeout after the Cowdrey’s kill tied the set at 19. With McKenna Hammons at the serve, two Gabby Valentine kills opened the lead back up. Two points later, Lincoln Smyth got the Lady

Rockets the set win when her spike found open space for the point. “Now the second set was 19-19 and I told the girls at timeout you haven’t been behind this whole game (and) it better not happen,” Sheets said. The Lady Warriors jumped out to the lead in the third set. Cowdrey pushed the lead to 8-4 on an ace and an Andrea Tracy block at the net. It stayed that way until Fayetteville’s Kathryn Fitzpatrick came to the serve. Her service combined with a Lydia Tissandier kill gave the Lady Rockets a 16-15 lead. Tracy, however, took the serve with the set tied at 16 and promptly got the lead back for the Lady Warriors. She gave them a lead on her first serve -- an ace. Then teammate Heather Bayer blocked a Fayetteville attack at the net to push the lead to two, 18-16. Once again the Lady Rockets responded. With Carson at the serve, Valentine got two kills. The first kill she had to earn as the Lady Warriors blocked two straight kill attempts before she got the third in. The second kill went off of Eastern’s Carina Reeves. “It just didn’t fall our way,” Carmela Reeves said. Carson got an ace to end the four point spurt and push the Lady Rockets to the set, and match, victory. “I’m very happy for this win,” Sheets said. “This is our last regular season game and it will give us good motivation to go into Saturday’s tournament (match) against East Clinton.” And the win did just that as the Lady Rockets (12-7, 8-5 Southern Hills League) beat East Clinton in the first round of the Southwest Division III sectional at Blanchester. They

won 25-22, 25-13 and 25-11. The win advanced them to the second round where they faced Georgetown on Thursday night. Meanwhile, despite the loss, Reeves -- in her second season as Eastern coach -was happy with the team’s regular season after the struggle of her first season as coach. “We just had a couple losses that you look back and go ‘Oh! If we would have

only...’,” Reeves said. “We turned around from last year. We had been 3-10 in the league last year and so we’ve improved (to) 8-5 (SHL).” The Lady Warriors (11-10 overall) hosted Portsmouth West in the first round of the sectional on Tuesday night and won in three sets. Eastern won 25-21, 25-20 and 25-20. They advanced to play No. 1 seed Adena on Saturday afternoon at Adena.



Fayetteville overcomes strong Eastern effort for a win regular season finale

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Eastern’s Heather Bayer goes up for a kill during the Lady Warriors match with Fayetteville last Thursday.

Ripley beats Georgetown on Senior Night to end season The Ripley boys soccer team won their final game of the regular season on Senior Night against Georgetown 3-1 last Saturday afternoon. “I felt we played one of the best games we have played all season against Georgetown,” Ripley coach Gabe Scott said. “We had just come off a 3-0 defeat at the hands of No. 8 ranked team in Cincinnati, Reading High School.” Blue Jay junior Drew Wilson got Ripley on the board with a goal about 20 minutes in off a pass from senior Gage Bradford. The G-Men answered back within minutes with a goal of their own to tie the game at one. In the second half, Wilson added a second goal and senior Riley Saelens added the third and final goal with minutes to go. Bradford assisted on both of those goals. “All week at practice, we have been working on passing down the sidelines and keeping the ball out of the middle of the field and the effort paid off,” Scott said. “The game against Georgetown was probably the best passing game we have played this season. “Georgetown played a great game defensively but we were able to use the sideline passes effectively to move the ball down field and

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Eastern’s Joe Myers Sports Festival set for Nov. 5th

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Seniors for the Blue Jays are pictured, l-r: Chris Baker, Riley Saelens, Michael Caproni, Kyler Adams, Gage Bradford and Tyler Grayson.

create opportunities.” Wilson was able to make plays because the G-Men were focused on stopping Bradford -- Ripley’s leading scorer. “Our halftime strategy was to send the ball across the field from the left side to our other offensive players on the right, Drew Wilson and Aaron Stidham,” Scott said. “Drew had a couple of nice goals and a couple more that just barely missed their mark." The Blue Jay offense were the only ones who played a strong game. Scott was very pleased with his team’s defensive effort,

too. “Our defense also played a phenomenal game,” he said. “Chris Baker, (our) center defender, had probably his best game of the season." The game was a matchup of mentor versus mentee. Georgetown coach Neil Malone was an assistant under Scott at Ripley before becoming the G-Men coach this season. The Blue Jays will next be in action this Saturday when they will travel to play Madeira in the second round of the sectional. They drew a bye in the first round.

The Eastern School District honors one of our most loyal fans, Joe Myers, each year by hosting a Sports Festival in his honor. This year the event will take place on Saturday, November 5th beginning at 9 a.m. at Eastern High School. Joe was a great supporter of the basketball programs at Eastern High School and that is reflected in our day of basketball events. The first event of the day will be youth basketball games for our third-sixth grade teams. That will be followed by a Red and White Showcase of the Warrior jr. high and high school teams. The grand finale will be our Alumni game for both the men’s and women’s teams. Concessions will be available. There will also be youth shooting contests, college sports theme basket raffles, cake auctions and much more. Please join us for a fun-filled day of basketball in honor of our greatest fan, Joe Myers. All proceeds from this event will go to the annual scholarships that are given to four year senior basketball players from both the girls and boys teams. Pictured are some senior members of the girls and boys basketball team for this season. From left to right: Allison Prine, Brandon Belcher, Haley Neu, Andrea Tracy, Conner Purdin and Blake Doss. Not pictured: Jordan Payne and Daniel Faul.

With a hard fought four set victory over Ohio Christian University on Saturday, October 15, UC Clermont clinched the regular season title in the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference. The victory also secures the number one seed in the upcoming OCAC Tournament on October 22 and extends a streak of eight straight regular season conference titles. “This regular season title was especially gratifying for the team because they had to work so hard to obtain it,” UC

Clermont head coach Joe Harpring said. Ohio Christian came into the contest in second place – just one game behind Clermont in the regular season standings. The energy from the stands helped the Cougars jump out to a decisive first set win, 25-10. The Trailblazers were not going away quietly. They settled into a solid offensive attack and made set two quite entertaining. In the end, Ohio Christian needed extra points to win 27-25. UC Clermont’s servers took

over in set three. Thanks to several aces and other well placed serves, the Cougars won that game 25-13. Set four was fitting for a championship-deciding match. Both teams gave everything offensively and defensively to capture the contest. With the score tied 24-24, the Cougars again used their serving game to win the next two points, and the title, 26-24. In addition to 15 service aces, Clermont’s defense added 58 digs and 18 blocks to the effort.



UC Clermont clinches season title

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Western Brown golfer records hole in one During a JV golf match with Glen Este at White Oak Golf Course on September 22, Western Brown golfer Colton Baker recorded a hole in one on the 135 yard par 3 fifth hole. Baker, in his first year of playing organized golf, got his first ever hole in one. Baker seemed to take it all in stride when asked what he did with the golf ball, he said he lost it on the next hole. Oh well. Great going Colton.

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Haunted Hills at Magic Waters will be held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from October 22 through October 30. Anyone interested in participating in this event should call (937) 365-1388 from more information. No young people under age 12 will be considered. The location is at 7757 Cave Road in Bainbridge. Wrestling at the Rambler Center in Russellville will be held on Saturday, October 22 , brought to the center by Jeremiah L. Young of West Union. For more information call Bobbie Sue Tibbe at (937) 3775224. Fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships, sponsored by

Bethel. Event will include door prizes and treats, pictures for only $5. Proceeds go to Animal Rescue. For more information call (513) 734-2246.

The Brown County General Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for breakfast at the Country Inn on BrooksMallott Road in Mt. Orab at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25.

SUNDAY 10/23

Annual Craft Fair, sponsored by the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church Women will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the church, at 212 Church Street in Mt. Orab. At least 25 vendors will be at the craft fair. Special feature will be ‘Grandma’s Attic,’ (gently used products). Lunch will also be served to include lots of soups and other lunch specials including our “Best Cook,” recipes, cakes, pies and all kinds of desserts. For more information contact Sue at (937) 444-6161.

Annual Harvest Dinner and Homemade Cake Auction, sponsored by St. Michael’s School in Ripley will be held on Sunday, October 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is only $8 per person and children 12 and under are only $4.

Secretary of State, Jon Husted’s liaison to hold office hours at the Sardinia Public Library on Tuesday, October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. The goal is to give local citizens an opportunity to learn more about and stay connected with the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

Pet Costume Benefit sponsored by the Bethel Feed and Supply, Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., 528 West Plane in

COURT NEWS Property Sales Beverly Carroll, et al to Beverly, Joseph, Carroll and Rebecca Botkin, 7.69 aces of land in Clark Twp., filed 10/13/2011 Neal Family Cemetery to the Neal Cemetery Association, Inc., 1.25 acres, filed 10/12/2011 Neal J. Ahern to Patrick T. and Susan L. Haverland, Lot 373 and Lot 374 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 10/12/11, $169,000 Rosetta Barber to Tamara Johnson, .88 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 10/12/11, $90,000 Rosetta Barber to Bradley M. Johnson, 1 acre of land in Green Twp., filed 10/12/2011, $12,000 Lake Lorelei Property Owners to the State of Ohio, Lot 483 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/13/2011 George A. Berger to RIG Holdings LLC, Lot 212, Lot 213 and Lot 214 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/7/2011 Beverly K. Herdman to Beverly K. Herdman and Willis A. Herdman trustees, Lot 1245 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/12/2011 Joseph J. and Anna L. Thole to Joseph J. Thole, Lot 8 in Victory Estates Sub., Perry Twp., filed 10/12/2011 Jason and Kari A. Barnes to Jason K. and Kari A. Barnes, 1.15 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 10/13/2011 Jason K. Barnes and Kari A. Harvey to Jason K. and Kari A. Barnes, 1 acre of land in Pike Twp., filed 10/13/2011 Barbara Cahall to Charline Iams, 1.13 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 10/7/2011 Dennie O. Newton to Roy Lee James, Lot 65 and Lot 66 in McClughen Addition , Pike Twp., filed 10/13/2011, $77,000 U.S. Bank NA to John P. and Lucinda S. Cropper, Lot 52 in Quail Trace Sub., Georgetown, filed 10/12/2011, $87,000 Robert and Lydia Jenkins to Larry E. and mary Elizabeth Gardner, Lot 79 in Whole White Sub., Pleasant Twp., filed 10/12/11, $35,500 Katherine J. Wilson etal to Evelyn Wilson and Dwight King, 3 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 10/7/2011, $9,000 Gary K. and Heather N. Powell to Wayne F. and Christine L. Baumgarten, 1.10 acres of land in Tara Creek Sub., Lot 5, Sterling Twp., filed 10/12/2011, $159,400 Mary Catherine Corcoran to Johnny K. Liggett, 10.08 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 10/13/2011 Terry L. Green to William R. and Jean Ann Adams, 6 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 10/13/2011, $30,000 US Bank NA to Adam C. Raines, 3.14 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 10/13/2011

Marriages Stephanie Ann Brown, 24, Mt. Orab, private consultant to marry Bobby Council, Jr., 28, Mt. Orab, construction Stephanie Dawn Mullikin, 33,Aberdeen, nurse to marry Randy Lee Scott, 35, Aberdeen, heavy equipment operator Amanda L. Scott, 42, Sardinia, homemaker to marry Stephen W. Bloom, 66, Sardinia, retired Tiffany Lynn Donley, 25, Georgetown, student to marry Michael William E. Ridpath, 31, Georgetown, Precision Grinding, Inc. Alisha Lynn Conn, 21, Maysville, KY, student to marry Gary Dunken Davis, 23, Ripley, USMC

Probate James D. DeClaire, Sardinia, DOD 8/17/2011, filed 10/14/2011 Charles W. Franks, Winchester, DOD 9/11/2011, filed 10/13/2011 Madeline McGinnis, Mt. Orab, DOD 9/9/2011, filed 10/11/2011 Ruby Jane Scott, Sardinia, DOD 7/26/2011, filed 10/11/2011 Robert C. Weaver, Ripley, filed 10/13/20111 Ruth E. White, Georgetown, DOD 0/21/2011, filed 10/12/2011

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CIVIL CASES Ramona Coleman versus Eddie Richmond, case #20110927, filed 10/14/2011, Action: stalking order Brown County Board of Health versus Geoffrey Grooms, case #20110948, filed 10/11/11, Action: other civil Brown County Board of Health versus David Campbell, case #20110949, filed 10/11/11, Action: other civil Sena Bowles-Boothby versus Nakia Duaerte-Boothby, case #20110951, filed 10/11/2011, Action: stalking order Valerie A. Mickles versus Western Brown Local School, case #20110952, filed 10/11/11, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA, versus Kimberly Mickillips, case #20110953, filed 10/22/11, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus James D. Campbell, case #20110954, filed 10/11/11, Action: other civil Catherine Schaefer versus Kelly Snider, case #20110956, filed 10/11/11, Action: other civil stalking order Catherine Schaefer versus David Snider, case #20110957, filed 10/11/2011, Action: stalking order Christina Miller versus Josh Parker, case #20110959, filed 10/11/11, Action: other civil stalking Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus Jeannine Kidd, case #20110960, filed 10/12/11, Action: foreclosures Equable Ascent versus Karrine Purdin, case #20110962, filed 10/12/11, Action: other civil Cynthia Anne McAfee versus Edgar Wayne King, case #20110964, filed 10/12/11, Action: stalking order Landmark Financial Service LLC versus Herman Feltner, case #20110965 filed 10/13/11 Action: other civil Suntrust Mortgage Inc., versus Joseph E. Upton, case #20110966, filed 10/13/11, Action: foreclosures David Brown versus Randy Pruitt, case #20110967, filed 10/14/2011, Action: other civil stalking order David Brown versus Jennifer Johnson, case #20110968, filed 10/14/11, Action: other civil stalking order Treasurer of Brown County versus Tracy Jones, case #20110972, filed 10/14/2011, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES

Sena Bowles-Boothby, Bethel versus David Boothby, Sardinia, filed 10/11/11, Action: domestic violence Melissa Lupercio, Ripley, versus Kelly Fryman, filed 10/11/11, Action: domestic violence Angela Senters, New Richmond versus Mervin Senters, New Richmond, filed 10/12/11, Action: dissolution of marriage Dorothy M. King, Georgetown versus Edgar W. King, Georgetown, filed 10/12/11, Action: domestic violence Monica L. Geering, Sardinia versus David M. Geering, Sardinia, filed 10/14/11, Action: termination of marriage Marilyn Clark, Sardinia versus Randy Clark, Sardinia, filed 10/14/11, Action: dissolution of marriage Gregory Thatcher, Mt. Orab versus Stacy Thatcher, Mt. Orab, filed 10/14/2011 Action: termination of marriage

Restoration Heritage Classes will be offered by the Sardinia Church of Christ every Sunday from October 23 through November 20, beginning at 10:30 a.m., during the Sunday School hour. The classes will be taught by church historian and CCU professor, Dr. Rick Cherok. Mt. Orab Church of Christ Harvest Fest will be held on Sunday, October 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature ‘Trunkor-Treat’ beginning promptly at 4 p.m., corn dogs, apple fritters and lots of good food. Games and contests will be held as well as bouncers, crafts, hayride and a bon fire. Friendly costumes are welcome. The church is located at 400 Smith Avenue. For more information call (937) 444-2721.

MONDAY 10/24 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors will hold its annual special election on Monday, October 24. For more information on this election please call (937) 378-4424. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714. 60th Charter Night sponsored by the Mt. Orab Lions Club will be held on October 24. Guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy McKinley, M.D. who was Brown County’s coroner from 1989 to present. The Lions meet the second and fourth Monday of each month at New Harmony, at 6:30 p.m. For more details call Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday, October r24 at the Georgetown Methodist Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will have guest speakers, educational material, diabetic recipes and more. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, October 24, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.

Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. The public is invited to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, October 25. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. $200 monthly door prize, Weekly Hog Wild Jackpots. For more information call (937) 378-6041 ext. 223.

Brown County Senior Citizens Club will meet on Wednesday, October 26 at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. A potluck luncheon at noon will be followed by bingo. Members are asked to bring treasures as prizes All are welcome to come and enjoy good food, fellowship and fun. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, October 26, 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. Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, October 26 at the board office, 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Brown County Master Gardeners will present a special series of free workshops in the Learning Resources Center at Southern State Community College’s South Campus in Fincastle. on U.S. Rt. 62 near Sardinia. On Thursday, November 17, “Gardening for All Seasons” will be presented at 6 p.m. For more information call (800) 628-7722, ext. 3681.

Basic Dental Care Clinic for Brown County senior citizens will be offered on October 24. This basic dental care is for seniors who are unable to afford these important services. This program is available thanks to the Area Agency on Aging District 7 and The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. No income guidelines. To make a reservation at the Dental Clinic, to be held at the Brown County Senior Center please call (937) 378-6603.


Ribbon Cutting and Lunch Celebration of the new Goessling’s Markets in Georgetown, formerly the Georgetown IGA, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25. Everyone is invited. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, October 25. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Washington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse on Tuesday, October 25. This meeting is open to the public.

Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, October 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.

FRIDAY 10/28 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, October 28. 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.

SATURDAY 10/29 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, October 26, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662.

TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information cal (937) 444-3877.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.


TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 24, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.


9915. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information.

Mammography Department at BCGH to hold Open House on Thursday, October 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. Please come and tour the digital mammography suite at the Brown County General Hospital in Georgetown and stop by for refreshments. The Brown County Retired Teachers meeting will be held at 12 p.m. noon, on Thursday, October 27 at Rhonemus Hall at the fairgrounds. This meeting is open to all retired Brown County teachers. The event will include a catered meal (if desired) for $10 per person. To learn more call Carol at (937) 377-2051. Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session on Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 on October 27, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 N. Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Fall Revival at Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 St. Rt. 125 in Hamersville will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29 beginning each night at 7 p.m., then on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Special singing at each service. Guest preacher will be Dr. Chuck Sams. Everyone is welcome.

Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs, sponsored by the Brown County Prescription Drug Task Force will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 at the Kroger in Mt. Orab and the Pamida Store in Georgetown. This service is free and anonymous. Free Meal, offered by the Russellville Church of Christ will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 and each and every last Saturday of the months. This meal is open to everyone. Russellville Kiwanis Club ‘All You Can Eat, pancake n’ sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 at the Russellville Elementary School. Tickets are $3.50 for adults in advance or $4 at the door. Children under 11 are $1.50. Children under 4 eat free. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member or by calling (937) 378-3066. Smoke Detector Distribution sponsored by the Byrd Township will take place on Saturday, October 29 beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteer firefighters will go door to door distributing fire detectors to residents in Decatur and Byrd Township. Fall Book Sale sponsored by the Fayetteville-Perry Library beginning Monday, October 17 will end on Saturday, October 29. The library is located at 406 N. East Street in Fayetteville. For directions or hours call (513) 875-2665. Halloween Dance, sponsored by the Georgetown American Legion and Auxiliary Post 180 on Saturday, October 29 from 8 p.m. until midnight, featuring Mike Woo and the Vibrations. All proceeds will be for veterans programs for Legion and Auxiliary. All You Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, sponsored by the Mt. Orab Lions Club, will be held on Saturday, October 29 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Western Brown High School. Cost for adults is only $5, children under age 12 eat free. Get tickets from any club member or at the Mt. Orab Barber Shop, 453 W. Main Street or at Health Quest, 131 Northpoint Drive. For more information call (937) 444-4791. The Brown County Tea Party will be having its monthly meeting on Saturday October 29th at 2:00 PM at the Mt Orab Best Western Conference Room. We are almost at the November 8th date when a multitude of issues will be voted on so if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to attend and we will do our best to give you answers. If there are any questions please contact Daryl Klein at 513312-3926 or

UPCOMING EVENTS Election Luncheon at the Decatur Community Center, located on St. Rt. 125, on Tuesday, November 8 in the Charles Moore Auditorium. Menu will include soup, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. This event is being sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee and proceeds will go towards preserving and maintaining the community center. Las Vegas Night at the Williamsburg American Legion Post 288, 208 E. Main Street will be held on Friday, November 4 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Featuring Texas Hold’em, blackjack, 7-card stud and let it ride. Food and drinks will be available. For more information call 724-

Dream Big Holiday Bazaar to benefit the Midwest Dream Center to be held at the Life Impact Church on St. Rt. 247, 2.3 miles north of West Union on Saturday, November 19 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Vendor space is available. For more information call (937) 7792414.


Haunted Trails, Friday and Saturday, October 21,22, 590 Oak Leaf Road in Mt. Orab. Admission will be two breakfast items, all donations will benefit the Mt. Orab Food Pantry.

Clermont College will be held on Saturday, October 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at UC East, 1981 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive in Batavia. To register online or call (513) 558-9964 or email

Project Linus Blanket Making Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Drive. So grab your crochet hooks, knitting needles, scissors, sewing machines and whatever else you need and join us. 2011 Bethel Down Home Christmas will be held on Saturday, December 3. Parade begins at 6 p.m. Santa will be on hand. Deadline for getting listed in the brochure is November 7. For more information call 513-7344445 or visit Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown will hold its annual spaghetti supper on Friday, November 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Door prizes are being accepted for the silent auction. For details call (937) 378-6131, ext. 353. Brown County Agricultural Society, Senior Fair Board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend. Aberdeen Block Party, sponsored by Manning Brothers Antiques and Collectibles, has been set for Monday, October 31. Activities will begin at 5 p.m. The event will include a question and answer period for local candidates, costume judging, and live music by country band David James and Gang. For more information call (937) 7952500. Georgetown Christmas Parade will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. This year’s theme is ‘An Old Fashioned Christmas.’ This event is sponsored by the Georgetown Christmas Association, Inc., For more information call (937) 515-0030 or for vendor or craft information call (937) 213-2135. 6th Annual Craft Show, will be held at the Rambler Center in Russellville on Saturday, November 5. This event is sponsored by the Weavers and Knitters that meet in the building. For more information call (937) 377-4300. Soup Supper Saturday at the Georgetown American Legion and Auxiliary Unit 180 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 at the Post, 1001 South Main Street. Soup choices will include bean, potato, vegetable and chicken noodle, along with corn bread, slaw, applesauce, desserts, coffee and tea, at a cost of only $6 for adults and $3 for children, all you can eat. The public is invited to attend.


Annual Children’s Fund Auction sponsored by the American Legion Post 367 in Ripley will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. This fund helps support the Safety Net Program in four Brown County Schools and other children’s parties which the Post Hosts. The post is located at 2944 Elk River Road in Ripley. “Light Up Goshen” Parade will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 19. This event is sponsored by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin at Marr/Cook Elementary and end at the Kroger Store in Goshen. It will include a visit from Santa and the lighting of the Goshen Community Christmas Tree. To be a part of the parade contact Pam Flem at (513) 260-8494 or email Lake Lorelei Craft Show, is fast approaching and is set for Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Sign up now for a table that is provided at a cost of only $15. For details call Gerry at (513) 875-3851. Lake Lorelei is located on St. Rt. 131 near US Route 50. Mt. Orab 2011 Christmas Parade has been set for Saturday, November 26. Anyone interested in sponsoring part of the parade or has any questions on how to participate please call (937) 444-2281. 9th Annual Reverse Raffle, sponsored by Brown County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the St. George Catholic Church in Georgetown. Tickets cost $30 and may be purchased from the chamber. To reserve, call 937-378-4784. First prize is $1000, second prize $500 and third prize $250.




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ONGOING EVENTS Flu Clinics at the Brown County Health Department have been scheduled for each Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information call (937) 378-6892.

the Care and Share program. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Order new book on one room schools now, from the Brown County Historical Society. The book discusses about 70 one-room schools located in Brown County. Please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444 or any society member to purchase a book. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered.

Diabetic Support Group, sponsored by the Brown County Sugar Helpers Group invites anyone interested in learning more about diabetes to meetings held the second Monday of each month at the Georgetown United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is located 217 South Main Street in Georgetown.

HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892.

Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446.

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

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. 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 EHEAP 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 Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is spon-

Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunting season underway with 362 kills COLUMBUS, OH Hunters harvested 362 wild turkeys during the first week of Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The fall wild turkey season opened on October 8 and will run through November 27. Hunting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex per hunter for the fall season. A fall turkey permit is required in addition to a current Ohio hunting license. Last year, hunters killed 417 birds in the same time period. The top 10 counties for wild turkeys killed to date are: Noble-18, Knox-17, Guernsey-15, Monroe-14, Coshocton, Holmes, and Richland-13, Ashtabula and Highland-12, and Tuscarawas-11.

Wild turkeys can be hunted in 48 counties during the fall season. More than 20,000 hunters pursued wild turkeys in Ohio last fall. Turkeys must be checked by 11:30 p.m. the day of harvest. Hunters can complete the automated game check and permanent tagging process in one of three ways: Call 1.877.TAGITOH (1.877.824.4864) Visit Click on “Wild Ohio Customer Center” and then click on “Game Check: Report a Deer or Turkey Harvest.” To game check a harvest online, make sure to use a computer hooked to a printer. A game check receipt will be issued and should be printed. When using a smartphone for game check you must write down the 18-digit permanent tag number provided at the end of the transaction on the perma-

Businesses unite to offer miracle make-over To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valore Salon, Fashion Bug, and Mary Kay Cosmetics, are uniting to offer one survivor a Miracle Make-Over. Entries for the Miracle Make-Over can be obtained at Fashion Bug or Valore Salon, both in Georgetown, or through email to Your entry should include your name, age, address, phone number, and a short story about your fight against cancer. If selected at the end of October, your story will be used to bring hope and inspiration to thousands. This Miracle Make-Over will include a complimentary mini-facial and complete hair service provided by Valore Salon, an instructional fall seasonal make-up application by Mary Kay Cosmetics, and a brand new fall outfit courtesy of Fashion Bug in

Georgetown. If you or someone you know has survived cancer or is a current patient of cancer please submit an entry form in any of the ways outlined above. For additional information or questions please contact 937-378-4SPA.

BC Seniors to meet Oct. 26 The Brown County Senior Citizens Club will meet on Wednesday, October 26th at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. A potluck luncheon at 12 noon will be followed by bingo. Members are asked to bring treasures as prizes. All are welcome to come and enjoy good food, fellowship and fun.


RULH Volunteers needed The RULH Parent Involvement Committee has three open positions for a volunteer coordinator. The goal is to place one coordinator per building. Individuals who are interested must be willing to donate a lot of time and be easily accessible in order to facilitate proper placement of volunteers. These individuals must be impartial and work well with district staff, the parent involvement committee, parents, and the community in general. Coordinators will play an important role in improving the RULH School District, families and the RULH communities. These positions are open to community members. This is a nonpaid, volunteer position. A background check is required but will be paid by the district. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 7 p.m., in the high school lecture hall. Those interested

should plan to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to complete and/or submit the application found on RULH’s home page Call (937) 618-2061 with any questions.

Meeting on Church history Sardinia Church of Christ located at 7130 Bachman Drive, Sardinia, Ohio is offering Restoration Heritage Classes taught by church historian & CCU professor Dr. Rick Cherok. Classes will be held every Sunday from Oct. 23 - Nov. 20th @ 10:30 am during the Sunday School hour. Any adult who is interested in learning more about the history of the church please come and take advantage of this rare opportunity.

nent tag in the spaces provided. Visit any authorized license sales agent. A list of sales agents can be found at or by calling 1-800WILDLIFE (1-800-9453543). Authorized license sales agents will be available for game check during normal business hours, call for exact hours of business operation before you go. Hunters can find their completed game check transactions by accessing their customer account at by clicking the Wild Ohio Customer Center button and then selecting “Manage Your Customer Account.” The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

Decatur Post Office deadline Thursday, October 27th, 2011 is the last day to respond to the Postal Service’s proposal to close the Decatur Ohio U.S. Post Office. Optional comment forms can still be attained at the Decatur Post Office just ask the postmaster or her assistant for a form. Also stamped addressed forms can be attained on Monday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Decatur Community Center. Stamped postcards to send to legislators will also be available.

sored 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. 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) 378-6131, Ext. 357.

The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-2560 or toll free at (877) 2598598. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a

Master Gardeners’ series planned at SSCC’s Sardinia Campus The Brown County Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops in the Learning Resources Center of Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. Refreshments will be served. “Houseplants” will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; “Gardening for all Seasons” will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; “Meditation Gardens” will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19; “Starting Seeds” will be held 6 p.m.

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Ret. teachers to meet The Brown County Retired Teachers meeting will be held at the Rhomenus Hall at the Brown County Fairgrounds October 27 at 12:00 noon. Our meetings are open to all retired Brown County Teachers and interested individuals as well as teachers residing in our county who may have retired from another location. We have a catered meal if desired for $10.00 per person. The meal will feature a Thanksgiving menu with turkey and the trimmings catered by Jackie Fowler of Higginsport. To make a reservation call Carol at 937 3772051. Our program for the meeting will feature a speaker from The State Teacher's Retirement System. We hope to see you there.

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meeting date and/or time or loca tion 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


Rambler Center Craft Show still have space for more crafters. The 6th Annual Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 from 9 to 4 p.m. in the Rambler Center in Russellville. for more information contact mary Kelch at (513) 7342501 or (513) 543-3137.


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200 - HELP WANTED AMBULANCE SERVICE looking for part-time EMTs and paramedics. If interested please call 513-678-6195 or 937-205-6926. CNA’S NEEDED to touch the heart of those in need, in the coming seasons of giving, and all year round! We offer 12 hour shift. Call or stop by to fill out an application. 937-378-3727. DRIVERS: START up to $.41/mi. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6mos. OTR experience required. Equipment you’ll be proud to drive! 888-247-4037. HELP WANTED Home Manager, must be able to pass a background check, pass drug test, work flexible hours. Must have a diploma or GED. Must be able to follow directions and have at least 1 year or more experience in supervision. Please Contact 937-446-2803.

205 - EDUCATION INSTRUCTION FREE YOUR PLACE CLASSES Begin 10/31/11-12/7/11 Need additional education or job training? Offered at ABCAP Building, Georgetown Call 937-378-3564

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED (2) LARGE 2br, 1ba apartments. Completely remodeled and everything is new! Each apartment has full kitchen, laundry hookup and large rooms! Located in Mowrystown with convenient uptown location within walking distance to store, churches and school! $450/mo., $450/dep. No smoking, no pets, available Nov. 1st. Call 937-205-5256. 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 1BR APARTMENT for rent in Mt. Orab. Call 937-444-2920.



1BR, 1BA apartment, completely remodeled, everything new! Includes full kitchen & laundry hookup. Located in Mowrystown w/convenient uptown location within walking distance to store, churches & school! $350/mo., $350/dep. No smoking, no pets. Available Nov. 1st. Call 937-205-5256.

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or 513-616-3504. GEORGETOWN, 1BR, LIVING, kitchen, bathroom, $400/mo., all heat & utilities included for $100, no pets. Call 937-483-4102 leave message. GREAT SPECIAL 1 Bedroom Nice, with big rooms! A/C, Energy Efficient Lots of storage Private entry & patios Quiet, single story community Ready Now Don’t Miss This!!! 513-724-3951 IN GEORGETOWN 2br, 1ba, $395/mo. in town; in country on an acre of land, 2br, 1ba, 1-car attached garage, $475/mo. Call 937-444-5223 or 937-515-9758. MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouse Starts at $565.00 With discount. Visit our website:

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MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-504-8152. 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 Senior Citizens Council.



AFTON AREA 10/mins. to Eastgate, 2br brick, appliances & washer/dryer hookup, fenced yard, garage & storage area, thorough background check required, $740/mo. plus deposit. 513-724-3186.

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

FOR RENT - Hamersville, 3br, 1ba house, all appliances furnished, no pets, credit references, $695/mo. plus deposit, plus utilities. 937-392-6052 or 513-734-4460. HOUSE FOR rent - 3br, 2ba, 2-car garage, paved driveway, conveniently located just off 32 near Kroger, Mt. Orab, $785/mo., same deposit. Call 937-444-2393. HOUSE FOR rent - 3br, 2ba, out in the country, Brown Co./Clermont line (southern part), $650/mo., $650/dep. 937-378-3317. RIPLEY - 2-3 bedrooms, $450/mo., $450/dep. 937-392-4757. C/A, carpet, newly remodeled, W/D, stove, refrigerator included, carport.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BR TRAILER remodeled, also 2br home, both located in Georgetown. If interested call 937-213-2401 or 513-748-9771. FOR RENT - 2br singlewide trailer, $450 plus utilities, references required, no pets. 937-444-6497. HAMERSVILLE Country home on 3-acres w/outbuildings, handicap ramp, 3br, 2ba, washer/dryer hookup, $650/mo. plus deposit. 937-379-1351 or 513-767-5888. NEAR BETHEL - neat & clean 2br, washer/dryer hookup, C/A & heat, convient location, $550/mo., no pets. 937-379-2277 or 513-310-0646.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main St. in Williamsburg. Has kitchen and restrooms in basement area. Has been previously used as a church. Would be good for office space or daycare. Call 513-616-8851.


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565.

SARDINIA - 2br apartment, $450/mo., some utilities paid. Houses $450, 2br, $575, 3br, no dogs, outside smoking only. 513-309-4349.

FAYETTEVILLE - 2br, equipped kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, no pets allowed, $525/mo. plus water, trash & deposit. 513-875-3308.

2BR BRICK in Fayetteville, full basement, $700 plus utilities. References required. Electric Heat, C/A. 513-265-3728.


WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2012 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE HOUSE FOR Sale in Lake Waynoka, 3br, 1.5ba, 2.5 car detached garage, beautifully decorated & landscaped, great access to 32, $99,900. 937-446-2459.

513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres) FOR SALE - 3br, 2ba ranch on 5-acres, 2-acres heavily wooded, newly remodeled inside & out, move-in condition w/immediate occupancy, $89,900. 7079 Yockey Rd., Arnheim area. Call Dennis Wright for details. 937-213-2060. SARDINIA - 3br, 2ba, manufactured home on block foundation on 4 town lots, large 25x32 garage, close to 32. $79,900. Immediate occupancy. Owner financing available, or possible lease/option to buy. Call for details. Dennis Wright 937-213-2060.

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES COMMONS OF Eastgate, 1024 Crisfield Dr. It’s about 1900 sq. ft., 2br (basement could be 3rd), 3.5ba. Close to Glen Este High School. Contact Patty at Cres Property Management 513-561-7368.

402 - APT.HOUSES FOR SALE SARDINIA - 3-family $98K, rents $1350/mo., 2-family, $120K, rents $1300/mo. on acre in town, single families $55K, $68K, $73K. Land contract considered. E-mail

or call 513-309-4319 for details.


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)



FOR SALE - Building lot in Mt. Orab on North High Meadows Drive. Lot size is .5 acres on quiet, dead end street among beautiful homes with large shade trees. Listed for $19,750. 513-379-4194.

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. Also cash paid for cars running or not, & I do general clean up from barns to basements. Call Gary 937-515-4012.


3BR, 2BA homes available starting at $650 Mt. Orab area, 1-6 acres. 937-403-6946 or 800-382-4853.

LOCAL GROWN produce, corn, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe & watermelon. Also honey, preserves & relish, located at Cox Firewood, 3600 St. Rt. 125, Georgetown, 937-378-4309. Open daily 9-7pm.



COMPUTER CRASHED or running slow? Virus alerts? MY COMPUTER WIZARD in Fayetteville can help. 10+ years experience, Microsoft Certified Professional. Call Mike for affordable, quality service. 513-313-2615.

8’ BRUNSWICK wooden pool table w/ping pong table top & accessories for both, $600. 937-444-4620.


506 - CLEANING RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Get ready for Spring Residential cleaning, 15 years experience, insured, references upon request. Call Kim 937-840-l8035 “We Shine Above The Rest”

Call Brenda 937-515-1460 RESIDENTIAL CLEANING or just needing some spring cleaning, great rates, and even better references. Call for a quote, or for more information. 513-255-4342.


FISHING TACKLE at wholesale prices, sold hundreds at bait shops & lakes. Jigs - 1/64 oz.-10 for $5.00; 1/32 oz.-8 for $5.00; 1/16 oz.-8 for $5.00; 1/8 oz.-7 for $5.00. Spinner Baits 1/32 oz.-6 for $5.00; 1/16 oz.-5 for $5.00; 1/8 oz.-4 for $5.00; 1/4 oz.-4 for $5.00. 513-316-4228.

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES BOXER PUPPIES for sale, born on 8/8/11, available in fawn & brindle, ready to go, priced at $175/ea., serious inquiries only. 937-6181611.

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Jerry Ritter Trucking (513) 625-6495 615 - MISC. FOR SALE POST & Beam Kit, 14ft.x16ft. Oak included frame, rafters, braces, etc. 6” thick wall over 9ft. high to top plate. Would make a fine shop, room, garage, etc. Other oak available 2”x8” tongue & groove pine flooring. Call 937-289-1040. WOOD, CORN or Biomass Pellet Stove, Brand: Magnum Baby Countryside, used 1yr. Heating range: 5,000-40,000 BTU, width 20”, height 32”, depth, 24.5”. Will heat approx. 1800-2000 sq. ft., $1,500. Call 937-444-3829.

702 - MISC. NOTICES IF YOU used the antibiotic drug Levaquin & suffered a tendon rupture, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.

800 - R.V. S/CAMPERS /TRAILERS INDOOR RV and Boat Storage

For all your sewing needs for you, your family and your home. Call 937-4444276. Reasonable rates, expert service.

FOR SALE - Boston Terriers, AKC, POP, vet checked, born 8/30, $550 FIRM, serious callers only, 35-year bloodline. Dew claw - tails docked. Please call 513-709-3937

Secure - Concrete Floor $10 per foot from Oct. - May Ripley Flea Market and RV Storage




BALLOON ENTERTAINMENT Birthday Parties & Businesses Floral Arrangements available. I provide entertainment, you provide the cake, couldn’t be easier. 937-515-4258

600 - FURNITURE SOFA FOR Sale, excellent condition, $275. 937-444-3994.

602 - ANTIQUES ANTIQUE SHIFFEROBE, must see! Call for price. Will negotiate. 513-734-7524.


JOHN DEERE 4x4, 4010 Compaq tractor, HST, PTO, Mid PTO, 3pt., only 124hrs., must sell. 234 International, diesel, PTO, 3pt., w/belly mower, clean, nice, low hours, $3,495.00. Used bush hogs, finish mowers, blades, all sizes. 937-402-0769.

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



FOR SALE - 2006 Harley Davidson Street Bob. 1450CC motor, 6spd, 6000/miles. Excellent condition. Stays covered in garage, lots of extras, passenger seat, backrest, forward controls, Screamin Eagle pipes, grips, pegs, etc. Kelley Blue Book retail price is over $10,000 without the extras. Asking $9,750. No rides. 513-379-4194.


CALL BIG BEN coveralls XXL, new sweatshirts & jackets, many work & dress pants 40-46W-30”, girl’s clothing 10-12. 937-446-2834.

FOR SALE - Good used furnaces, natural gas, propane gas & fuel oil available. Call for details, $200/ea. Call 937-378-6827. FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040.

513-304-2280 BIG JIM’S




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 2005 FORD Focus, 4cyl, 5spd., air, 89K/miles, good car, great gas mileage, $4500 FIRM. 937-378-6724. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

901 - SALES AUCTIONS EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT - 1200 St. Rt. 125, Amelia Flea Market Building, Warren Hagge Auctioneer, Licensed State of Ohio, H&H Auction. For Consignments 513-382-8958. HOUSEHOLD SALE Furniture, books, artwork by artist Jim Collins, lots of antique furniture, solid wood furniture, doors, light fixtures, kitchen items, architectural items, Sat., Oct. 29th, 9-5pm, Sun., Oct. 30th, 1-5pm, 10 Front St., Ripley.

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.

Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.





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1275452- Western Brown Schools Established neighborhood, no outlet street. Immaculate! 3BD, 2BA. Newer laminate. Brand new roof, carpet, paint, light fixtures & electric outlets throughout. 1600 sq. ft. living area. All brick. Fenced yard. Pool. Beautiful $119,900

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1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. Possible Owner Financing! Beautiful hardwood floors in Bath & Kitchen. Garden tub, stand-up shower & double vanity in master bdrm Bath. Move-in ready in the Kyle Lane sub-division. This property is located in the heart of Mt.Orab on 1.53 acres. $74,500



Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. Totally transformed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compact pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $99,900

1265188 - Georgetown - Western Brown Schools! Solidly built 2 bdrm. home which is move-in ready! Both house and 30x50 barn need exterior siding re-worked. All on 1.87 acre tract. Great location & affordable. $39,900



1259689- Ripley - Known as The Red Oak Store. This turn key operation could be yours. C1 & C2 Liquor License. Walk-in cooler refrigerated, pizza bar, double pizza oven, ice cream cooler. Call today to get complete inventory list. $99,900





1272942- 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




1270287- Beacon Hill Subdivision - First Offering! Location, location, location! Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Beacon Hill. Well known local builder. Solid ranch 3BR 1.5BA/ 2 car att gar., seller had it blt. Lightly wooded .34 ac. lot, Located on a short cul-de sac. $99,900


1258238- Sardinia- 3BD, 2BA, Almost 1500 sq.ft. of open living area. Master BD suite. Dining Rm. & Equipped eat-in Kitchen. Large front deck & covered back porch. Affordable living seconds off St. Rt. 32. Back yard completely privacy & fenced. 2 car carport. $79,900

1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in the heart of Mt. Orab. >1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900



1267673 - Mt. Orab - Brand New Fall Landscaping! Great curb appeal. Beautiful brand new hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, & Dining Rm. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new paint, carpet and fixtures. Covered front porch and a nice sized deck all on 2.87 ac. Shed with built in horse stall. Nice setting. Ready to move in. $69,900


1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre MiniFarm. Solidly built Ranch, well kept. 2BD, 1BA. 25x36 Log cabin w/stone FP & huge pot belly stove. 36x36 tobacco barn w/built in stall. Water outside barn. Fenced pasture. Hundreds of feet of road frontage. Close to SR32 on lightly traveled road. $115,000

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

1253803 - Higginsport- 2BR Apartment Rental! -County Bldg.1st. flr.currently used as the Higginsport Post Office. Corner location. 2nd. flr. apt. 2 bdrm, 2 Ba, Lr, Dr, & Kit. Ready to move in. Rental income will make your payment. Don’t miss out on this investment opportunity. $59,750


1284677 - Georgetown - New England style living just outside of town. 4BD, 3.5 BA. Breathtaking property with precision given to every detail. Newer flring thru-out, picture windows, possible 1st floor MBR. Bright, open kit w/island & butcher block countertops. 3 porches. $219,900




1273562- Eastern Schools - Stop Looking! You can own your own slice of heaven! Very unique 2BR home on 16+ lush acres. Your very own private retreat! Immaculate! Great room is enormous. Family rm has a walk out. Creeks, 3 ponds, woods, tranquility. Wraparound decking, upper deck & covered porch. $209,900

Mt. Orab- Two story all brick Gold Medallion home! 5BR! More than 3,000 sq. ft. living area, corner location. Seconds from SR 32, minutes from Eastgate. This home boasts Two walk-out balconies. Hardwood, ceramic, flooring. Floor to ceiling beautiful brick F/P Family living on a two acre tract. Must see to believe. Call today for a personal showing! $179,747


1262256 - Higginsport - This elegant, stately appointed home is offered for sale part. furnished. It was successfully operated as a B&B for many yrs. With 6 bedrooms in this home you can see B&B potential. The Riverboat house, a separate bldg., has 7 rentable units. Truly a turn key operation. 1.75 acre and 500 ft of Ohio River frontage. $770,000




1272235- Western Brown Schools!This is that deal everyone has been looking for! 3BD, 2BA, 2.18 acre! Living room boasts beautiful hardwood floors & stone faced fireplace w/stone hearth. Wonderful solid oak cabinets & island in the bright/cheery kitchen. Carpet in bedrooms like new. $59,900

AUCTION O.K. Warehouse, Rt. 52, Ripley, Oh.

Sun. Oct. 30th, 10:00 Special Interest Items04’ Ford F-150 4x4 18,500 Miles- 03’ Lincoln Town Car- Case 580 Extenda Hoe- Clean Burn Multi Oil Furnace 185,000 BTU New Building Supplies Call or See Web for List! Buying or Selling Call Today!

LOCATED: 511 Fulton Ave., Georgetown, OH 45121. Follow St. Rt. 125 to South on Home St., turn right on Fulton Ave. to sale. Signs Posted.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2011, BEGINNING AT 1:00PM This 4 room frame home with 1 bath, located on nice lot approx. 63x175, 1 car attached garage. Home is in need of repair, would make a good fixer-upper. Parcel #330647280000. DISCLAIMER: All information contained herein is believed to be accurate but not warranted. Property sells “AS IS” with no warranties expressed or implied as to condition. House was built before 1978 therefore falls under the Lead Base Paint law, lead paint information plus disclosure sheets available. Any potential bidder may conduct lead paint test 10 days prior to this sale of any regulations. Auctioneer and sales people are agents for the seller. Property sells with owners’ approval.

TERMS ON REAL ESTATE: 10% down on day of sale with balance due at closing within 30 days, Possession with delivery of deed. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. Not responsible for accidents. For inspection of property call Bill Holton @ 513-312-1043 or Gustin Realty @ 937-5442400. Personal Property 1 Siegler oil heating stove, 1 Perfection oil heating stove, two 275 gal. oil tanks, Frigidaire refrigerator.


Your Own Private Retreat

OPEN HOUSE Sunday Oct. 23rd 12-2pm Enjoy the sunrise & wildlife from the expansive deck of this custom 4 BD home. Situated on 13+/- wood3680 Happy Hollow Rd., Bethel ed acres with hiking trails, streams and a pond, it is like being on vacation every day. Open floor plan & every room enjoys abundant natural light and wooded views. Full lower level with natural light & walkout.

A Nature Lovers Dream in Desirable Subdivision 134 Liming Farm Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154


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• Large covered front porch • 2 tiered rear deck w/hot tub • 2 car oversized attached garage • 2 car detached garage • New carpet throughout

• 1.3 Acre Lot with Extensive Landscaping • 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath, DR, Oversized LR • Gas Fireplace • Center Island & Breakfast Area in Kitchen • Double Vanity in Master and Hall Bath • Vaulted Ceilings in Master Bedroom • Finished Basement w/Walkout

Listed below Appraised Value

$237,900 Shown By Appointment Only

Contact Randy at 513-379-4194


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Dr. Timothy McKinley, M.D. ABFM will be speaking to the Mount Orab Lions Club October 24 at their 60th Charter Night. Doctor McKinley is Brown Country‘s Coroner from January, 1989 to Present. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati. Doctor McKinley will be speaking on the office of the coroner to the Lions. Some of his interest is raising and exhibiting Morgan horses. This year marks the Lions Club 60th. Anniversary of the Mount Orab Lions Club begun serving the Mount Orab Community in 1951. We still have one charter member alive who is PID Floyd Newberry Jr. who also has 60 years of prefect attends with the club. Would you like to join the Mount Orab Lions Club call Lion? Bob Richmond at 937444-4791.We meet on the 2nd. And 4th. Monday at 6:30 pm at the New Harmony Masonic Lodge, 110 S. High St in Mount Orab. We’ll be looking for you.

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remained on the back burneryet when I hear children suffering sadness I cannot forget Dolores’s idea. If you have a press that will cut light weight cardboard-like cereal boxesplease contact me or 937-392-4261. Thank you for the children’s sake, the children that we have been told are a gift from God. The Happy Community Stitchers have moved downstairs. They are still at the Rambler Building (the former school) in Russellville. To find them go around to the east side of the building, go through the small door and you are right in their room. The Happy Community Stitchers have gathered many years sewing and making projects for missions. Don’t worry if you don’t have a sewing machine, one may be available anyway. Don’t worry if you cannot sew there are other non-sewing tasks to be done. They would love to see you there. Call Berda for more info 937-377-5042. They meet at 9 o’clock. Bring a sack lunch. Speaking of Berda she will be leading the missions this week at the Ripley Nazarene Church at 7pm. The topic is Mission to Women. Indeed an important subject. In fact yesterday’s Civil War commemoration presented by Dr. Kelly was very interesting as she talked of what the Civil War meant to the ones back home (mostly the women) and touched the tip of the iceberg as to what the Civil War means to us today. There is no way I could explain it all except to say Wow! I had no idea of how women could be such an influence. But then why should I be surprised look at Rahab, and then at Esther, and at Mariam and many more.



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All women, who in their generations, changed the face of history forever. One woman’s influences on all! Tuesday is United Nations Day. Please pray blessings upon the United Nations. Happy birthday to Rusty Snyder, Liberty Fowler, Greg Dyer, Matt Latham, Kira Watson, Naomi Stone, Michelle Johnson, Madison Dyer, Ruth Kirk Knoche, Christopher Parker, Amanda Starrett, Walt Hampton, J.C. Kessell, Theresa Otis Woliver, Trish Ellis, Tom Martin, Bill Robinson, Marion Berry, Josh Day, Ray Vaughn, Caleb Jodrey, Karen Robinson, David Snapp, Jeffery Tackett, Ed Flannery, Hazel Kirk, David Wagel, Jerrod Fussnecker, Dorothea Bruine Tackett McClain, Matthew McFerron



It has been told that our troops can use our outdated coupons for at least six months. Please clip coupons for the troops. Also, please if you have contact information on this project please send that information to me at marysalisburyhowelett@gma or call 937-392-4261. Thank you. Have you ever heard of jugbread or jugcake? Missions have always seemed to be a priority in the Salisbury/Howelett house. So this week when I heard about a little girl that had to leave her father in Ohio to go live in another state because of illness I about cried, no, I cried for her and all the little ones in similar situations, while remembering my childhood fears of my parents dying or divorcing. This week I heard of two young men that are fighting cancer and are extremely ill. They both have children. These are only two parents. I am positive that there are more parents that are dealing with the trials and tribulations of illness, financial setbacks, and etc. The first man I referred to got married and just days later found out that he is in stage 7. Oh Lord bless the parents, bless the children. For a very long time I have encouraged prayer for your neighbor, it is untelling what they are going through and what your intercession could mean for them and their children. My good friend, Dolores Pelletier, who has now gone to be with her Lord, was forever coming up with ideas for craft items for young and old alike and then turned them into items that she passed about as her ministry. One of her last ideas seemed very inspirational, so I suggested that she use with the children that had stresses in their lives. As we discussed the possibilities she thought it was an excellent idea but alas she never lived to complete that goal. I attempted to proceed but it became obvious that a paper cutting press would be necessary, so that idea has



Coupon clipping for the troops and the Happy Community Stitchers in Red Oak



However, when you take into account the cost of feeding just one open cow until April just to find out that she will not give birth to a calf, if becomes pretty reasonable. Unless you only have about five cows, chances are you have more than one open cow in the herd. I have heard of some herds that have 30% to 40% open, and some with more. Contact your veterinarian to see what you might be able to set up that just might save you money in the long run. From the hay quality standpoint, it costs less than $50 for most any test. Several tests are cheaper, and I have the equipment to help you pull samples from round bales. Just contact me if you would like to use it. The quality of feed that you put in front of those cows will not improve your calving rate, but it will improve the quality and health of the calves that are born. Healthier calves at birth have a much better survival rate and grow better. With the expected lower conception rates, the calves that are born need to be able to have a better chance of making it to market without getting sick. Meeting the cow’s nutritional needs in the last three months prior to birth will go a long way towards giving that calf what it needs to be healthy and productive. With calf health in mind, as you run those cows through the chute, make use of any vaccines and parasite control would be worth looking into as well. Again, talk to your local veterinarian for more on what might be best for your herd. One thing that you might ask about is the use of some vaccines that you can give the cows now, or in the near future, to help reduce the problems with scours in the





young calves. There are vaccination programs available that are administered to the cows and passed onto the fetus. Your veterinarian can explain this in more detail. The last thing you need to deal with is a shorter than normal calf crop that also has issues with scours. Harvest Time With harvest in full swing over this past weekend for most grain producers and the forecast of rain during the week, we are also looking at potential frost on the 19th or 20th. I had mentioned this before, but I am still in need of some help. I am trying to locate some Giant Ragweed, Common Ragweed, or other weeds that are believed to be resistant to Roundup or glyphosate. As we continue to deal with this resistance issue, we know marestail is a problem, and we do not need more weeds that are resistant to that extreme. What I need is to be able to collect some seeds from weeds that you think are resistant. If you have a field with weeds that fit this situation, please call me so I can come and collect the seeds prior to harvest. My number in Brown Co. is 937378-6716, Highland Co. is 937-393-1918 or Adams Co. is 937-544-2339. You can also contact me by e-mail at or my work cell at 937-515-2314.. Dates to Remember • Oct. 25 The first of four Master Gardener educational opportunity for anyone interested in gardening will be offered at the Southern State Community College in Fincastle at 6:00 p.m. This first class will include information about cleaning tools for the winter, composting and soil testing. The charge is free for Master Gardeners and only $5 for non-Master Gardeners. No pre-registration is required. The program is scheduled to last one and a half to two hours. The other 3 programs will be held in Jan. March and May. Watch for details including dates and topics.

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Time to Deal with Your Cows How many cows that “should” calve this coming spring have a calf in them on your farm? Do you know the answer to that question? Why not? Not enough time or too expensive? Well I am not sure how you answered to the previous questions, but let’s look at the situation a little deeper. I have talked to a few producers who have had their cows checked for pregnancy. Several are reporting not good numbers. Several open cows can be very costly to your operation. With today’s feed prices, the cost for keeping a cow can be pretty steep. The cost for corn and soybean meal looks to be plenty expensive as we go into winter of 2012. The cost for other feed by-products like soybean hull pellets, corn gluten, distiller’s grains and so on are more expensive than in recent years, too. I have discussed the issues that are looming out there in the hay when you look at quality. The hay was cut late, and the quality that I have seen on lab results of tested hay has not been good. So when you consider that your hay may not have the nutrients that it needs to carry a cow through the winter in “good” condition, you may need to supplement with the high feedstuffs that I mentioned earlier. So, we are not sure how good our hay is and we do not know how many open cows we have on the farm. On top of that, the hay supply is kind of short locally on some farms and due to the drought in Texas and Oklahoma, the supply is short nationwide. Luckily many people were able to take advantage of the wetter than normal fall and make some late hay. That is most likely your best quality hay, so feed it to the animals that need the best hay. The cost for pregnancy checking your cows and having your hay tested is another expense, but you can definitely justify it in the long run.



Getting cattle herds ready for Winter



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