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Election certified, tie settled with coin BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The election results from the Nov. 8 elections were certified by the Brown County Board of Elections on Nov 23. Two very close elections were still outstanding at the time of the certification. Aberdeen Village Council candidates Karen Bernice Jones and Garland Renchen were tied at 208 votes apiece after all provisional ballots had been counted. Board of Election Chairman Bill Herdman settled the tie between Jones and Renchen with a coin flip. Jones won the toss, but an automatic recount of the votes was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2. If the recount results in a tie, the coin flip will stand and Jones will assume the seat. Also, the local option of the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages at the 1st Stop in Hamersville came in with 223 votes for and 224 votes against, triggering an automatic recount. That recount was done immediately, and the count was the same, sending the measure down to defeat.

The other certified results are as follows: Municipal Court Judge: Joseph M. Worley, 10,093 votes. Aberdeen Mayor: Harry H. Foxworthy, 362 votes; Robert Meadows, 245 votes. Aberdeen Council (Two elected): Joseph W. Sprague, 238 votes; Garland Renchen, 208 votes; Karen Bernice Jones, 208 votes; Dari Ward, 140 votes; Terry L. Phillips, 139 votes; R.V. Blankenbickler, 111 votes. Fayetteville Mayor: Bernard L. Vilvens, 71 votes; James J. Thery Sr. 47 votes. Fayetteville Treasurer: Barbara Jean Kiley, 116 votes. Fayetteville Village Council (Two elected): Edward E. Coleman, 97 votes; James W. McMullen 81 votes. Georgetown Mayor: Dale E. Cahall, 830 votes; Dustin Puckett Sr., 336 votes. Georgetown Village Council (Two elected): Tony Applegate, 790 votes; Dennis E. White, 754 votes; Write-in 31 votes. Hamersville Mayor: Keith Staggs, 71 votes; Betty J. Kirkpatrick, 54 votes; Matt Ernst, 51 votes. Hamersville Village Council (Two elected): John Kirby, 85 votes; Michele L. Watson, 84;

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Board of Elections Chairman Bill Herdman (left) flips a coin to settle a tie in the Aberdeen Village Council race between Karen Bernice Jones and Garland Renchen. Board members Paul Hall (center) and Dallas Hurt (right) look on.

Wyndal E. Staggs, 72 votes. Hamersville Village Board of Trustees of Public Affairs (Two

elected): Donna J. Tolliver, 118 votes; Jack A Shouse, 78 votes. Higginsport Mayor: Joel

Mutual aid policy debate continues BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press In response to a letter from Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger to all county police chiefs and fire department chiefs regarding mutual aid, the Mayor of Mt. Orab and the director of the Brown County Communications Center are seeking legal advice. Lunsford is also assuring Western Brown Superintendent

Christopher Burrows, telling him in a letter that the village is reviewing policies in place regarding assisting Western Brown school buses outside the Mount Orab corporation limits. Mutual aid is a term used when law enforcement agencies legally assist each other. In the letter to all Brown County police and fire chiefs dated Nov. 2, Wenninger said: “It has come to my attention that there have been issues con-

cerning various fire and police agencies in the county. On fire and squad runs, village police officers have been responding out in the county, outside of their jurisdiction. This needs to stop immediately, unless they have been requested to respond by a deputy. Under the Mutual Aid agreement, village officers are not covered outside of their jurisdiction for liability purposes, unless this criteria is met. An officer responding outside

their corporation limit has no authority and would be liable both criminally and civilly if any action is taken by them. In addition, the scene may be a potential crime scene and it is not being handled properly. If a Fire Chief needs police presence outside village limits, they need to contact the Communications Center and request a deputy to respond. The village officers need to be CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Herrmann, 55 votes; Write-in 48 votes. Higginsport Village Council

(Two elected): Rose Horn, 59 votes; Patrick E. Elliott, 57; CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Unemployment numbers flat for third straight month BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The unemployment numbers in Brown County have remained flat for the third straight month. The October jobless rate from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for Brown County is 10.4 percent. On paper, that is a .2 percent increase from the September rate

of 10.2 percent, however the number of officially unemployed Brown County residents remained a 2200 for the third straight month. The difference comes in the way the figures are calculated. The ODJFS takes the Civilian Work Force of a county, subtracts the number of employed individuals and then uses the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Renchen charged with domestic violence Western Brown BOE looks ahead at By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

bleak 5-year forecast, praises FFA/DECA

A pre-trial date of December 30 has been set for Garland Renchen, Mayor of the Village of Aberdeen, who was charged with domestic violence which is alleged to have occurred on October 30, 2011. According to records obtained from the Brown County Municipal Court in Georgetown, the charges stemmed from an alleged child abuse case. Records show that Renchen allegedly assaulted his 13-year old grandson in Aberdeen, by beating him with a broomstick about the head and body, as well as grabbed the youth by the ears causing scratches

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Index Classifieds ........Pages 20 Court News......Page 16 Death Notices.........Page 7 Education .............Pages 8 Opinion ..............Page 4 Social..................Page 8 Sports .......Pages 14, 15

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Aberdeen Mayor Garland Renchen is shown here at a recent Aberdeen Village Council meeting. Also shown is Village Solicitor Tresa Gossett.

behind his ears and on his face and contusion on his head. In a statement made by Aberdeen Police Department Detective Jacob Goodwin, he was contacted by an emergency room nurse in Morehead Kentucky where the child was taken for medical treatment following the alleged assault. Aberdeen Police then called the Brown County Children Services which had already been notified by Kentucky State Police. Pictures were taken of the boy’s injuries and the police report said they were consistent with the description of the said assault. The boy also gave a distinct description of the broom. The boy’s father, Darrin Renchen and his son responded to a request by the Aberdeen Police Department to come in for an interview. During the recorded interview it was revealed that the

incident actually happened at the child’s Aunts residence on Ridgeway Road where his grandfather, Garland Renchen had a verbal argument over the boy using the rest room too long. The boy said his grandfather struck him multiple times with a broomstick. His bruises were visible. He also revealed scratches on his face, neck and head caused by his grandfather. It was also recorded that when the boy finally reached his father, Darrin K. Renchen, Garland Renchen made multiple statements to him saying not to tell his father what had happened. Garland Renchen has also been charged with obstructing justice, according to a complaint filed by Detective Goodwin which states Garland Renchen did, with the purpose CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

Western Brown Superintendent Christopher Burrows discussed the district’s 5-year financial forecast at the Nov. 22 school board meeting. He told the board, “Our total expenditures are $27,492,000 a year. That about $2.2 million per month, or $76,000 daily in expenses to keep our school up and running. To break that down even further, that comes to $3,100 each day, based on 3,340 students. That actually breaks down to 95 cents an hour, or $23 every time a student walks into the

school.” Burrows told the board that next year, the schools revenues will be down by $1.5 million. He offered two reasons for the loss. “First of all we’ll lose our stimulus money that we received about four years ago,” he said, “That money is gone for Western Brown. And secondly, we are in a period of depreciation, which means home values and land values have gone down. When that happens, tax payers in Western Brown District are getting a relief from their taxes and they aren’t held liable to pay what they once paid to Western

Brown schools. “That loss equates, long term to about $450,000.” Burrows went on to talk about all the ways the district has made cuts, but admitted that a lot more ideas were needed on how to make the district as efficient as it possibly could. “We can’t wait until we get into the red,” he added, “We have to be completely transparent with people in this district and make some tough decisions. Protecting our students education is our first and foremost concern.” Western Brown Local School District Board of CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

As a result of inadequate financial records, Auditor of State Dave Yost placed Scott Township on the “unauditable” list. A press release from the auditors office reads: ““Poor records lead to poor service for taxpayers,” Auditor Yost said. “Auditable records must be provided to complete the audit and ensure accountability to the citizens of Scott Township.” During the course of the regular financial audit of Scott Township for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010, the Auditor of State’s office deter-

mined that the condition of the township’s financial records were not adequate to complete the audit. In a letter to the township, the Auditor of State’s office provided a list of records required to complete the audit. Within 90 days of the date of the letter, Scott Township must revise its financial records and provide the necessary data. Failure to bring records to an auditable condition may result in legal action, including the possibility of the attorney general issuing a subpoena to the fiscal officer and township trustee president to explain the condition of





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Georgetown Exempted Superintendent reveals encouraging new change in curriculum standards Superintendent of Georgetown Exempted village Schools, Tom Durbin recently discussed work being done by teachers in regard to mapping students curriculum. “In 2010, new standards were adopted for students from kindergarten through high school,” Durbin told board members at the November 16 meeting. “Each grade has it’s own calendar showing its standard list. It shows grade level indicators and is built year to year showing different standards. “These are state imposed standards and I believe once they are in place, we will improve our scores on the Ohio Achievement Tests.” Durbin explained, step by step, just how these standardized expectations work. “Grade levels will have to convert from the current standards to the new standards and the tests will change,” he said. “This year’s kindergarten students will be the first to take the 3rd grade test under these new assessments.” Durbin told the board that currently kids only have to score between 35 and 39 correctly in order to get a passing grade. He said that’s just not good enough. He said that this new curriculum clearly outlines each month what students are expected to learn in each of their classes. That information could be

them once they leave this school. The suggestion was made that maybe using facebook to touch base with our graduates would be a good idea. We could find out what they’re doing four or five years down the road.” Durbin commented that what students have done with their lives is the definition of success, not necessarily a college education. “We need to ask these students what we could have done better here, to help prepare them for success,” Durbin said. In other business, plans are underway to build a pavilion at the soccer field in honor of the late Donna Hopkins, who passed away in early October this year after serving nearly 38 years with the school district as high school secretary. The proposed pavilion will be 40 x 60 feet, with a concrete floor. All time and labor has been donated. A buildings and grounds update was presented to the board which stated that the work on buildings included: • broken boards on bleachers being replaced; • boilers in both buildings serviced and started up; • Energy Star had been applied for at the elementary school and they were waiting for the engineer’s approval • the high school does not meet Energy Star rating yet. Grounds report: • soccer concession will be shut down and winterized;

posted on the school’s website ( for all the parents to review, allowing them to know exactly what their child is studying. “Once we have this curriculum in place,” Durbin added, “then we will line the curriculum up from grade to grade. In other words, by lining them vertically, we will be able to see if what’s being taught in kindergarten is being repeated in first grade. This will eliminate gaps and overlapping lessons.” Durbin said the goal of the school is to increase student achievement, since they are the ones expected to take these tests. “If our standards are aligned with what the state has adopted,” added Durbin, “As our kids go through the system we should see better scores on theses tests. At least that would be my expectation.” Durbin also discussed the lack of growth in ACT and SAT scores and said he was told that 41 percent of the kids going into college in Ohio have to take remedial courses. “That’s a high number,” he said, “and the drop-out rate from colleges is astronomical. How do we define success? Do we define it only by a diploma? I say no. We have to define success by what kids do with their lives. The knowledge they get here in school and what they do with it at the next level.” He continued, “And right now, we don’t have anything that tells us that information. We don’t know what happens to

• mowing has continued; •bucket truck assisted on parking lot lights, eight were already fixed; •baseball and softball fields were tilled for winter. Georgetown Elementary School principal Becky Honaker reported that she has begun doing walk-throughs where a number is associated with what is seen in the classroom. The scale includes (1) large group instruction, (2) small group instruction, (3) one-onone instruction, (4) monitoring of students and (5) inactivity. “As I explained to the staff,” Honaker said in her report, “in a 7-hour day, there will always be moments of inactivity. However, when inactivity is observed several times then it should be discussed. Our current building profile is 32% large group, 4% small group, 10% one-on-one, 10% monitoring and 14% inactivity.” Honaker also reported that her school was currently forming tutoring groups. In a report from Jr/Sr. Principal, Perianne Germann, she reported success of the weightlifting class and the small groups in the physics class engaging in peer instruction and feedback. “Our teachers have been working on curriculum mapping,” Germann stated in her report, “Each teacher was given a half day to get started on their maps. Most have completed them. A book of all these maps will be kept in the office.”

Fayetteville-Perry school board member says take adults out of equation, concentrate on students By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Members of the FayettevillePerry Local School District Board of Education heard a report from board member Angela Murphy in regard to her experience at the 2011 Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference held Nov. 14, 15 and 16. “This year is the first time I’ve ever attended one of these conferences,” Murphy said, “And I’ve got to say it was really great. I attended several sessions at the conference including one that concentrated on energy conservation in our schools. A gentleman talked about all the ways he was able to cut energy costs which saved his district thousands of dollars annually.” Murphy said she learned several techniques in saving energy costs including changing weekly trash pick-up to every other week and taking bids on the costs of trash pick up. “When I brought that information back, I found out that we are already comparing these costs,” she said. “So I was impressed with that. “Then in another session I listened to the author of “The Other Wes Moore,” a book about his life. He was always a good student, went on to college and had a great life. “He met a man who grew up just a few miles from him who had the same name, but ended


Rep. Bubp receives Defender of Liberty Award The American Conservative Union recently awarded State Representative Danny Bubp (R-Lake Waynoka) the 2011 Defender of Liberty Award, which honors the representative’s strong support Representative of conservative Danny Bubp principles on a wide range of issues during the 2011 session of the 129th General Assembly. The award, which recognizes Bubp’s 100 percent score on the ACU’s first-ever rating for the Ohio legislature, was presented at the Ohio Statehouse by ACU National Executive Director Gregg Keller. “I’m honored to receive this award that recognizes our work to preserve and protect our conservative principles,” Bubp stated. As a conservative, I will continue to work hard to protect the Constitutional rights and freedoms of Ohio’s citizens.”

year, all board members will be able to attend the conference all three days. In other business at the meeting Superintendent Reagan White updated the board on House Bill 319, which drew Ohio’s 2012-2022 congressional district lines. “On October 20, the Ohio Senate approved substitute House Bill 318 which takes the highly unusual step of creating two separate primary election dates for calendar year 2012,” White explained. “This bill, which Governor Kasich has signed, establishes a three-election calendar for 2012. March 6 (primary) for the General Assembly and US Senate, June 12 (primary) for US House of Representatives and US President and on November 6 the general election. “The August special election is eliminated. However, political subdivisions and other taxing authorities will be permitted to place a question or issue on the ballot at the June 12, 2012 primary election.” White also told the board that

up in prison. So he met with the man and compared their lives.” Murphy explained that even though both men went to the same school, same neighborhood, Mr. Moore had been encouraged by his parents and his teachers to work hard and they had high expectations for him. “It was interesting to hear him explain just how important it is for us to help our students excel to what’s expected of them,” she added. “We all have a responsibility to our kids and our students to live up to their expectations.” Murphy said she attended other sessions and learned that school board members today need to be ready and willing to change with the times. “Those days of the ‘good-oleboys club are over,” she said. “We have to become more open-minded and not be afraid to change things, even though they’ve been done the same way for years. I also learned that we need to take adults out of the equation and to concentrate on our students.” Murphy said she hopes next

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local voters generally said yes to replacement school funding but an overwhelming no to new property and income taxes, including those supporting projects matched by the Ohio School Facilities Commission. “Forty-two of 44 renewal issues for operating funds passed, which Support Ohio Schools called a ‘historical passage rate,” White told the board. “Permanent improvement renewals also fared well with 19 of 21 passing. “On the other hand, less than 23 percent of new operating funds passed. That is concerning.” White said that Cincinnati City Schools failed to pass a new 7.95 mill permanent improvement levy, with Hamilton County voters also failing a permanent improvement bond in Northwest Local Schools. The board approved a contract with Roy Miller of Miller Homes to install metal roofs on the four total baseball and softball dugouts at a cost of $10,800. Following an executive session the board approved the following recommendations: • Bridget Finkbeiner and Jackie Holden as part-time Title I Aides; • contract with Tom Welker for snow removal at $75 per hour; • Dianna Pope’s request to use the elementary cafeteria; • the high school band to travel to Nashville; • the 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C.; • contract with TDS for 60 months (which will lower the district’s monthly phone bill by $151 per month.


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Letters to the Editor Mt. Orab Women’s Club grateful for bell, donations Dear Editor, There is a new addition to the Mt. Orab Park that is creating quite a bit of excitement - it is the historical bell from one of the very first churches in Mt. Orab, The Pilgrim Holiness Church. This bell was donated to the Mt. Orab Women’s Club by Mr. William Martin of Chillicothe, formerly of Mt. Orab. The Women’s Club and the village decided it would be better placed at the park for all to enjoy.

The bell was given to the club by William Martin in memory of his father, Ralph O. Martin, and in fact, the inscription on the bell reads ... “In memory of Ralph O. Martin - care for community and others.” As you know a bell of this size requires a lot of help to restore it, make it shine, and even put it in place for all to enjoy. Our humble appreciation to the following for their help in

tion and mounting of bell. Thanks to a lot of people, we now have a part of Mt. Orab history that can continue and we can enjoy this historical bell for a long time. Please stop by and see this historical bell - who knows, maybe one of your relatives attended ‘The Pilgrim Holiness Church’ in Mt. Orab. Bev Burkhart Mt. Orab Womens Club

Fasten your seat belts for a happier and safer holiday We all know how much traffic is on the road during the Thanksgiving holiday period, and that can mean more hazardous roads. We know that many people will overeat at the Thanksgiving table—and that can help to set up a drowsy driving situation for many overindulging in turkey and then having to drive a long distance to get home. And yes, unfortunately, more than a few people will raise a glass of alcoholic “cheer” (or two, or three, or four, or . . .) and then go out and drive despite our repeated pleas to not drink and then drive. To top it all off, November is usually the month with the largest number of deermotor vehicle crashes, as it is now the deer mating (and hunting) season. This can be a dangerous time for motorists, especially those not buckled up— day and night. So Buckle Up, America—Every Trip, Every Time. Simply put, seat belts save lives, and they are the best defense against crash-related injuries and deaths. According to NHTSA, in 2009 seat belts saved an estimated 12,713 lives. An additional 3,688 lives could have been saved if seat belts had been worn at the time of the crashes. Yet almost one out of every five Americans still doesn’t buckle up regularly. That statistic pretty much rings true for Brown County—in September 2011, the seat belt survey conducted by Brown County Safe Communities at

SUSAN BASTA 19 sites throughout the county revealed that we had an overall seat belt use rate of 80%. Although this rate was a 5% improvement over our June 2011 seat belt survey results-and it’s great that we had this much improvement—we all need to work to get this number higher, because a seat belt can mean the difference between life and death. Ironically, just last night my husband and I had a close call. Driving down a country road, we had a deer running at full speed across our path. Now I’m not sure what happened to that deer (there was no sign of him), but he took out our pickup truck’s right front headlight and he damaged the grill, too. Ugh! But it could have been a lot worse, we know. And we both had our seat belts buckled and came out of this without any injuries. We should all be so lucky (or smart?). Well, as we enter the Thanksgiving holiday period, here are the Top 5 Things You Should Know about Buckling Up from NHTSA. Number 1. As I said before, buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

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making this great contribution to the community of Mt. Orban: William (Bill) Martin - donation of the bell; Harmon Siegler - moving the bell; Grant Cahill moving the bell; Doug Green moving the bell; Betty Jo Miller - storing the bell for 9 months; Ginny and Mike Simpson sandblasting and painting the bell; Cincinnati Milanion - sandblasting and restoration; LLEU, Mt. Orab of bell; Mayor and Village - concrete founda-

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During a crash, being buckled up helps to keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, while being completely thrown out of a vehicle is almost always deadly. Now, if you tell me that you know someone who would have been killed if he/she WAS buckled up, I will tell you that there are always exceptions to any rule. However, think about this. From 2004 to 2008, seat belts saved over 75,000 lives, enough to fill Paul Brown Stadium. With those odds, I think I’ll take my chances and buckle up! Seat belts are also the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Number 2. Air bags are designed to work WITH seat belts, not REPLACE them. As a matter of fact, if you don’t wear your seat belt and your air bag goes off, you could be thrown into a rapidly opening frontal air bag with such force that you could be injured or killed. Number 3. How to buckle up safely: Place the shoulder

belt across the middle of your chest and away from your neck. Adjust the lap belt across your hips below your stomach. And NEVER put the shoulder belt behind your back or under an arm! Number 4. Fit matters! There are seat belt adjusters and extenders to help you get the best fit for your seat belt. If you drive an older or classic car with lap belts only, check with the manufacturer about how to retrofit your car with today’s safer lap/shoulder belts. Number 5. Occupant protection is for everyone. This includes pregnant women and the little ones. For more information on how to safely secure children of various ages and sizes, go to and click on “4 Steps for Kids”. The same website contains an online brochure “Should pregnant women wear seat belts?”. Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go! Now-- let’s do it as safely as possible! Buckle up for yourself and your loved ones!

MARY TAYLOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR tion drug plan evaluations to all Ohio Medicare beneficiaries. Our staff travels throughout the state to participate in events in every county during the open enrollment period. Working with beneficiaries each and every day, the success stories are countless and reflect the passionate work of the Department on behalf of Ohio consumers. On a daily basis, consumers are reviewing their options with our counselors and finding ways to save money by switching plans or making adjustments that meet each beneficiary’s unique needs. But not every Medicare enrollee necessarily needs to change plans every year. To be confident that this year’s plan is the best coverage for you in 2012, we encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to compare their options by contacting OSHIIP for a free, personalized comparison report. As the 2011 Medicare Annual Open Enrollment comes to a close early next month, the Department of Insurance is committed to educating, protecting and serving beneficiaries by providing the best unbiased information available to enrollees and their families. If you or a loved one has questions or concerns about this year’s open enrollment, please contact our staff by calling toll free at 1-800-686-1578, or read more about Medicare by visiting the Ohio Department of Insurance website at

What Do You Think? Do you believe enough is being done in our schools to prevent bullying?

No, but with texting, and cyber-bullying, it has to be hard. I believe the biggest thing is to open up communications between students and staff. Denny Davis, Georgetown

I don't really know what they're doing now, my daughter is only two, but I'm sure I'll know more about it in a few years. Lalena Dietrick, Mt. Orab

Well, I believe there is always more that could be done. Angie Kulbe, Williamsburg

No, I don't, I think the teachers and principals should take more interest in bullying. Deangela Friedhoff, Mt. Orab

Portman statement on Deficit Reduction Committee U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today issued the following statement on the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction: “I am deeply disappointed that the Joint Select Committee could not come to an agreement on the best way to reach $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years. This was the chance to begin to seriously address our record debt and deficits, give the economy a shot in the arm and help regain some confidence in our representative government. “I believe Republicans worked in good faith to find common ground, including offering new revenue as part of an agreement that included progrowth tax reform, avoiding the risk of a massive tax increase a year from now, and significant reforms to help sustain our important entitlement programs. While Democrats agreed that reforms need to be made to entitlement programs, they only offered such changes in exchange for over a trillion dollars in tax increases and more stimulus spending.

“It was unfortunate that President Obama was absent during these negotiations. Instead, he made the job even harder by insisting the Select Committee pay for his new spending programs and by issuing a veto threat if the Select Committee didn’t follow the guidelines he set out. “We failed to reach agreement because, despite good intentions on both sides, we simply couldn't bridge fundamental policy differences that reflect a broader disagreement in the Congress and country as a whole over the size and scope of government. “With a record debt of $15 trillion and a projected debt increase over the next 10 years of between $6 and $10 trillion more, Washington continues to promise more than the nation can afford. While I am deeply frustrated by the outcome and believe both sides will regret this lost opportunity, I will continue to fight for spending reforms and pro-jobs policies to address our fiscal crisis and get the economy moving.”

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Making decisions about health care coverage and your insurance needs are some of the toughest and often most complicated choices Ohioans face. Those decisions are especially important for Medicare beneficiaries, who must consider many options and what those options mean to household budgets. With Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period already underway and coming to an end in just a few weeks, it is time to review and evaluate what best meets your needs. Open enrollment started this year on October 15, much earlier than in past years, and will end on December 7. Fortunately, the Ohio Department of Insurance has a program designated to assist Medicare beneficiaries. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) has been helping Medicare enrollees for nearly 20 years by providing free and objective information. Our dedicated staff is standing by to walk you through all of your Medicare choices and prescription drug options. For example, Part D and Medicare Advantage plans can change year-to-year in terms of benefits offered, provider networks and premium costs. There are also programs designed to assist low income Ohioans with prescription drug costs and their Part B premiums, as well as Medigap Insurance, which covers gaps found in traditional Medicare. Ultimately, there are a number of different factors Ohioans should keep in mind to determine what plan best meets their needs while staying within their budget. Department of Insurance staff and OSHIIP volunteers have been trained to provide free plan comparisons and prescrip-



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State Senator Tom Niehaus (R) (614) 466-8082 State Representative Danny Bubp (R) (614) 644-6034 U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R) (202) 224-3353 Sherrod Brown (D) (202)224-2315 Governor John Kasich (R) 77 S. High St. 30th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 466-3555

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BCGH Home Care receives national honor

Brown County General Hospital CEO Joan Phillips (front left) and Brown County Home Care Director Cheryl Phillips (front right) display an award designating Brown County Hospital Home Care as a top 25 percent provider of health care in the United States. Standing left to right are Home Care staff members Kim Brown, Heather Abbott and Lisa Flannery.

department have been there for a long patients can end up seeing them more than once. “As people get older, they tend to need more care, so if they use us once and liked their experience, they’re likely to come back. And many times, they end up working with the

same people that left a positive impression with them the previous time.” A doctor must order home care for a patient to be eligible. For more information about the Home Care department at Brown County General Hospital, call (937) 378-7500.

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American Legion Post 367 is having a Christmas Party for children complete with a visit from Santa and a bag of goodies and toy for each child on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The party will be from 2 - 4 p.m. Post 367 is located at 2944 Elk River Road Ripley, Ohio.This event is open to the public. Also the post wants to thank the volunteers who helped at the children's fund auction Dusty Fussnecker, Bill Holton, Kelly Newberry, Myron Flaugher, Joe Germann and George Teegarden for his soup. THANKS!



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The Home Care department at Brown County General Hospital was recently named in the top 25 percent of similar home care providers nationwide. The department was independently evaluated by two national data companies on issues such as quality of care, procedures and financial performance. “This is a huge honor”, said Brown County General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Joan Phillips. “It’s confirmation that we are doing things the right way while giving first class quality healthcare to our home care patients.” Director of Home Care Cheryl Phillips said she is also very pleased with the national recognition. She added that her department has been growing recently. “We have tripled the number of patients we see over the last three years”, Phillips said. “We’re now seeing an average of about 350 people each month.” Phillips said Home Care is designed to be a bridge between a hospital stay and a normal lifestyle for patients. “Our staff will come in and do everything from home

chemotherapy to physical or speech therapy”, Phillips said. “We also keep an eye on the general health of our patients and make sure they are taking their medication and that their home environment is safe for them.” Phillips said that the home care staff can also teach patients and family members how to manage new dietary or lifestyle changes. “If their doctor writes an order for home care, we come and do whatever we can so the patient can remain independent for as long as possible.”, she said. Phillips supervises a staff of 48, which has also grown as the number of patients has increased. “We’ve had a number of people that have started with us on a part-time basis that have moved up to full time”, she said. BCGH CEO Phillips said that many patients who seek specialty treatment in the Cincinnati area end up associated with BCGH Home Care when they return home to recover. “We continue to be pleasantly surprised by the number of referrals we have to the program from Cincinnati physicians”, she said. Kim Brown is a Home Care Liaison, which means she serves as a point of contact between the hospital and the home care team. She said many of the home care patients are comforted by the fact that they can be taken care of by people they know. “If they don’t already know our staff when we first start taking care of them, we all end up feeling like family when we finally part ways with them”, Brown said. Cheryl Phillips said much of the work undertaken by the Home Care department comes from word of mouth from previously satisfied patients. “Many times, the patients will tell us that they’ll recommend us to friends and family, so we usually have people that want to use the service.”, Phillips said. Intake Nurse Lisa Flannery said that many of the case managers within the home care



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Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington Local School District’s curriculum and technical supervisor, Russ Curtis spoke at length to members of the board of education November 21 in regard to teacher evaluations, Race to the Top programs and the current grade-band rule. “I recently attended a Race to the Top Conference and learned a great deal,” Curtis began. “We need to put together a professional development plan in our district. We don’t have one at this time. We’re already two months into the school year and this has to be in place no later than December 31, 2011. This is a state board of education mandate which says we must develop a standard based state framework for the evaluation of teachers.” Curtis continued “This is one of the most pressing issues facing this district right now. Last week the actual framework was adopted by the state.” He went on to explain how the evaluation will work. He said 50 percent of what the teachers will be evaluated on their performance and be ranked either accomplished, proficient,

Brown County Seniors to meet The Brown County Senior Citizen's Club will meet on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. Potluck luncheon at 12 p.m. will be followed by entertainment by Danny Pride and his band. All are welcome to attend.

developing or ineffective. This includes what happens in the classroom and beyond the classroom. “The other 50 percent will be student growth is measured,” he added, “but this part is not based solely on standardized test scores.” Curtis said the one of his concerns is the time involved in making these evaluations by principals of each school. “The way I understand it, walk-throughs won’t be enough,” Curtis said. “Teachers will be observed during 30 minute intervals twice a year by the principal. And I’m not sure if that is to be done two times a year or two times a semester which would make it four times a year. The time factor here is the real issue. Our principals don’t have assistants, and with the number of teachers in our district, it will be difficult.” Curtis explained that this is a state law and there was no way to get around it, and the timeline was already underway across the state. He added that this process would eventually very helpful in helping the board of education make informed hiring and firing of teachers. During a power-point presentation by Curtis, he went over information on how R-U-L-H Schools measured up in Ohio, which is a view of Ohio’s R-UL-H’s state report card. In the 2010-2011 school year the district earned a designation of “Effective.” The district met 16 out of 26 indicators possible, 61.5% of indicators were met, (continuous improvement) and had a performance index of 94.2 (effective) out of 120 points possible. Superintendent Charles Birkholtz submitted his ‘Transition Report’ to the board

at the meeting. Birkholtz submitted his resignation to the board at the October 18 meeting. The report he submitted was intended to help make the new superintendent aware of important initiatives that are ongoing, areas for improvement and areas of concern. Within his report Birkholtz addressed current initiatives, personnel issues, transportation issues, district finances, buildings and grounds issues, board of education professional development/relationship with superintendent and the 21st Century Grant. His report stressed the importance in continuing negotiations with partnerships with Wright State University and the University of Cincinnati in regard to dual enrollment courses for Ripley students. He included a complete list of contacts. He also addressed the importance of developing a data based program in regard to the districts report card especially in the area of reading. Also stressed was continued involvement in Project Moore, the Ready Schools Program and the Response to Intervention program. In the report submitted by Birkholtz was a budget overview which discussed the grim look at the five-year forecast for R-U-L-H Schools. “The five year forecast describes the significant financial challenges that will face the district,” Birkholtz said in his report. “Mrs. Armour (treasurer) is projecting a deficit of almost $10,000 in the first year. “This projection is based upon projected savings of around $150,000. This savings is based on continuing the budget constraints that were implemented last year and over the

summer.” He said that regardless the amount of savings, the changes that have been made will not be enough to meet the projected cut in state foundation due to our decline in enrollment. “Significant personnel cuts will have to be made this year to address the cut in state dollars,” his report stated, “Or the district will have to place an operating levy on the ballot.” He added that the decline in enrollment at the district can be attributed directly to the lack of economic development within the economy and declining birth rates. Other recommendation made by the superintendent included cutting teaching positions and purchasing three buses per year to gradually replace the district’s old fleet of busses. On a more personal note Birkholtz recommended that every member of the board of education and the superintendent attend workshops together covering topics such as: • roles of the member of the board in relation to the role of the superintendent; • the board’s responsibilities and the superintendent’s responsibilities; • sexual harassment employee on employee, employee on student and student on student; • effective school governance in the 21st century; • code ethics for board of education members and code of ethics for school administrators. For a complete copy of the 31 page report, it is available at the school and is public record. In other business a motion to employ James Steward as a freshman basketball coach was tabled for further study, as was a motion to award a supplemental as the A+ Coordinator for the middle school.


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Traveling “Christmas Tree of Life” now in Kroger store at Starbucks, honors cancer survivors This beautiful traveling Christmas tree will be displayed at businesses all over Brown County, honoring area cancer survivors. It is covered with ornaments, with the names of survivors of cancer. Ornaments will be available for purchase at the Mt. Orab Holiday parade. This “Tree of Life” represents the reason for Relay for Life, sponsors of the tree. For more information call Rene Green at (937) 444-0456 or (513) 403-4412.

Christmas program set The Buford Community Church would like to invite everyone to their Christmas Program on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. The program will feature the Soaring Eagles, and the Hutchinsons with the Victory Road Choir. There will be Christmas Caroling by candlelight, holiday gift give aways and refreshments after the service. The church is located on Greenbush Road in the heart of Buford. For more information, please call (937) 446-2966




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Nancy Louise (nee Hughes), Bilhardt, 79, of Lake Waynoka (Sardinia), Oh., and Matlacha Florida, passed away unexpectedly November 16, 2011. Mrs. Bilhardt was born July 19, 1932 to Clarence and Louise Hughes. She was a graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, Oh., Class of 1950 and Christian College, now Columbia College, Class of 1952. On October 23, 1954 she was united in marriage to Andrew J. Bilhardt Jr. in Middletown, Ohio. Being both generous of mind and of heart, she volunteered with Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, Brown County (Ohio) Women's Health Initiative and Beacon of H.O.P.E. in Bokeelia, Florida. Nancy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Andrew; daughters Andrea Ernest of Peoria, Ill. and Sarah Bilhardt and husband Timothy Soltis of Akron, grandchildren Brandon Ernest, Collin (Rachele) Ernest, Evan Turnbull, Daniel Soltis and Katherine Soltis; greatgrandchildren Austin Ernest, Aiden Ernest, Emma Smith and Cameron Ernest; nieces Kimberly Wright, Marsha Mancini and Carmen Ranelle and nephew, Arthur Wilder. Additionally, she will be missed by her devoted extended family and her large circle of cherished friends. She was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Louise Hughes, sister Betty Wendt, infant brother Robert Hughes, and nephews Robert and William Wendt all of Middletown, Ohio. Services were Saturday November 19, 2011 followed by burial at the Ash Ridge Cemetery at a later date following cremation. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Katherine P. Burson, 93 Katherine P. Burson, 93 of Higginsport, Ohio died Friday, November 11, 2011. She was retired from the Christ Hospital housekeeping department in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born July 25, 1918 in Ripley, Ohio the daughter of the late William and Marie (Kline) Gerlach. She was also preceded in death by one son – Roy Burson. Katherine is survived by five children – Leslie Burson and Irene Shinkle – both of Higginsport, Alice King of Hamersville, James Burson of Georgetown, and Henry Burson of Winchester, twenty-five grandchildren, fifty-seven great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, November 18, 2011 followed by interment at the Confidence Cemetery. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

John Floyd Linkous, 85

Kent "David" Fox, 48

Rita Pfeffer Grippa, 90

Madge Elizabeth Lauderback, 92

Shirley Marie Stewart, 70

John Floyd Linkous, 85, of Blanchester, died Friday, November 11, 2011. He was born January 12, 1926 in Montgomery County, Ky., the son of Louis and Rebecca Reed Linkous. He is a WW II Army veteran and then re-enlisted in the Army Aircorp. John was a machinist for Cincinnati Gear Co. along with being a truck driver and Boy Scout leader. After retirement John was still very active and worked at the Kroger Co. and Kings Island where he "did a little of everything" from maintenence and stocking supplies to driving the train. In July of 1957 he married Billie Gosney Spicer Linkous, who survives, step children and spouses, Rickey and Brenda Perkins, Margaret Moore, Gary and Kathy Perkins, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Services were Tuesday, November 15, 2011 followed by a graveside committal service at the Johnsville Cemetery, in Bracken County, Ky. Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army at the gravesite. The Evans Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.

Kent "David" Fox, 48, of Batavia, Oh., died on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. He is survived by his daughters, Sheila Meadors of Amelia, Ashley Fox of Batavia, son, John Fox of New Richmond, grandchildren, Katy Meadors of Amelia, Chloe Fox of Mt. Orab, Hannah Fox of New Richmond, mother, Faye Fox of Batavia, brothers, Doug Fox of Batavia, Darin Fox of Williamsburg, Preceded in death by his father, Ora Fox and wife, Brenda Fox. Services were Friday, November 18, 2011 followed by interment in New Harmony Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Family of Kent "David" Fox. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Rita Pfeffer Grippa, 90 of Ripley, Oh., died Sunday, November 20, 2011. She was clerk-treasurer of the RipleyUnionLewis School District for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and served on various boards working for the rights and education of special education students. Mrs. Grippa was born April 26, 1921 in Brown County, Oh., the daughter of the late William and Lydia Pfeffer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Grippa; two sisters - Rose Moore and Pauline Secrist; two brothers Bill and George Pfeffer; one grandson, Michael Grippa. Mrs. Grippa is survived by two daughters - Jane Bevins and husband Lee of Amelia, and Dawn Grippa of Ripley, five sons - Mark Grippa and wife Beverley of New Richmond, Paul Grippa and wife Kathy of Athens, Oh., John Grippa and wife Bette of Amelia, Carl Grippa and wife Katrina of Union City, Cal. and Drew Grippa and wife Belinda of Dayton, nineteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one brother, John Pfeffer of Urbana, Il. Services were held Wednesday, November 23, 2011 where Rev. Clark Castle officiated. Interment followed in Pisgah Ridge Cemetery near Ripley, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Madge Elizabeth Lauderback, 92 of Georgetown, Ohio died Sunday, November 20, 2011. She was a homemaker. Madge was born February 28, 1919 in Pike Township in Brown County, Ohio the daughter of the late Raymond Austin and Julia Mabel (Wilson) Newberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband – Daniel Lee Lauderback in 1979; two brothers – Dallas and Victor Newberry and two sisters – Blanche Kratzer and Audrey Anderson. Mrs. Lauderback is survived by one daughter – Corinne Kellum and husband Don of Georgetown, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Friday, November 25, 2011. Interment was in the New Harmony Cemetery near Mt.Orab, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Shirley Marie Stewart, 70 of Hamersville, Oh., died Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She was employed by the Home Care Network. Mrs. Stewart was born August 10, 1941 in Lewis County, Ky., the daughter of the late Charles Pete Cooper and Dorothy Hannah Lang (McCleese). She was also preceded in death by her husband – Fredrick Allen Stewart after nineteen years of marriage, her step mother – Audrey Cooper, one sister – JoAnn (Cooper) Lang and two brothers – Carl Vernon Lang, Jr. and Terry Windell Cooper. Mrs. Stewart is survived by six children – Pam Mehne of Georgetown, Marty Stewart and wife Peggy of Bethel, Dreama (Stewart) Purtee and husband Doug of Hamersville, Dwayne Stewart and his late wife Jeanne of Hamersville, Greg Stewart and wife Lisa of Hamersville, and Bryan Stewart and wife Gayle of Withamsville, eight grandchildren, her step father – Carl Vernon Lang of Georgetown, two sisters – Judy Hopkins and husband Drexel of Mt. Orab, and Beverly (Lang) Gilpin and husband Tom of Georgetown. three brothers – Jack Cooper and wife Linda of Mt. Orab, Ron Cooper – of Mt. Orab, Rick Cooper and wife Joy of Williamsburg, and one step brother – Jimmy Pattison and wife Kathy of Hamersville. Services were held at Saturday, November 19, 2011 where Rev. Garry Logsdon officiated. Interment was in the Mt. Orab Cemetery in Mt. Orab, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Paul Orendorff, 78 Paul Orendorff, 78, of Georgetown, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at Clermont Mercy Hospital. He was born Sept. 19, 1933, the son of the late Ralph and Lorena Orendorff. He graduated from Georgetown High School and The Citadel, had worked for the State Auditor’s office, held a real estate license, was a partner in real estate developments with Col. Thomas Dickinson, built the business building on North Pleasant Street in Georgetown, operated the D & O Norge Village laundromat, served as the first secretary of the Brown County Rural Water Association, served as mayor of Higginsport, was a member of the Presbyterian Church and attended the Mt. Nebo Methodist Church, sang in the choir, was a member of the Russellville Kiwanis, and Lodge 72 of the Ohio Masonic Order in Georgetown. Mr. Orendorff is survived by close friends, Mark and Tracy Wells and Carol and Truman King and many other friends. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Mt. Nebo Church, located in Neals Corner, on state Route 774.

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Shively C. Rodgers, 78 Shively C. Rodgers, 78 of West Union, Oh., passed away Friday, November 18, 2011. He was born July 6, 1933 in Indiana, the son of the late Jesse and Rosa (Wilson) Rodgers. He was a factory worker and a retired Baptist Minister. He was a 42 degree F & AM at Hamer Lodge #0228 in Owensville, OH and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, and daughter Carolyn Rodgers. Shively is survived by 2 daughters; Gwen and husband Bill McSwain of West Union, and Cynthia and husband Rick Hoffman of Peebles, 4 brothers; Woody Rodgers of Danville, Ky., Tommy Rodgers of Liberty, Ky., Jay Rodgers of Wyoming, Oh., and Cecil Rodgers of Cincinnati, 1 sister; Lucy Hines of Sharonville, Oh., 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, November 22, 2011 where Steve Rodgers officiated. Burial followed at the New Harmony Cemetery. A Masonic Service was held at the visitation. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Meeker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 88, Russellville, OH 45168 for funeral expenses. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

David R. Eaton, 56 David R. Eaton, 56, died Sunday, November 20, 2011. David was born February 1, 1955 to the late Carry and Ralph Eaton. He was the loving husband of Marilee (nee Backhus) Eaton, dear father of Michael (Laura) Eaton, Jennifer (Neil) Kamphaus, Laura and Angela Eaton, grandfather of Neil, Emma and Griffin, brother of Willis Eaton, Shirley Gregovich and the late Jerry Eaton. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2011 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at St. Mary Church in Bethel. Burial was at Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Doris Jean Gregory, 85 Doris Jean Gregory, 85, Amelia, Ohio formerly of Feesburg, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011. She was born August 23, 1926. Doris was the loving wife of the late Vernon L. Gregory, loving mother of Jill (Randy) Purvis, Ellen (Prentice) Guinn, Vern L. (Guinna) Gregory and the late Carmen Elaine Bell and Ray (Jan) Gregory, dear sister of Verna Boyd, Joy Reed, Jan Meabon Phyllis Cox and Harold Dean Hobbs. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Services were Saturday, November 19, 2011 followed by interment at Rosehill Cemetery in Feesburg. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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REPENT Acts 3:16: “And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” This was the healing of a man who was born lame from his mother’s womb. He had never walked. Let me ask you this question. Do you think a man who has never walked would even know how to walk? Didn’t we have to learn to walk? In addition to that, he would normally have to have physical therapy for weeks or even months before he would have enough strength in his legs to walk. Ladies and gentlemen, that was nothing but a wondrous miracle of God. We find this man over in the beginning verses of this chapter. Look at verse 6: “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” Humanly speaking, that would be impossible but with God nothing is impossible (Luke 18:27). Now skip on down to verses 17-18 of Acts 3. Peter is talking to this crowd of Jews about the crucifixion of Jesus: “And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.” Verse 19: “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” In other words he said: You crucified Him. You are guilty. Therefore, repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. We know that Jesus died for the sins of all mankind (John 3:16), not just for the Jews. We are just as guilty as they are because He died for our sins also. But here Peter is talking to this group of Jews who had just witnessed this lame man walking and leaping and praising God. And Peter states only two things required in order to blot out sins. The first one is repentance toward God. The second is faith toward Jesus Christ. In Acts 20:21 Paul states the same thing. To repent means to admit to God that you were so wrong and to be truly grieved


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DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH over your sins. It also means that you are willing to turn from your sins. Faith in Jesus Christ is to believe that he died on that old rugged cross (Matthew 27:50), shed His precious blood which cleanses us from all sin (I John 1:7), was buried, and on the first day of the week resurrected from the grave (Matthew 28:1-6). Again, repentance toward God and faith in Christ are the only things you need in order to be saved. Salvation does not include baptism, communion, church membership, Christian works (Ephesians 2:8-9), or anything else that we can do. Furthermore, it is not up to us to judge whether a person has repented or not. In fact, no two people are alike. Some get all emotional and some show no emotion at all when they repent to God. Repentance is strictly between the person doing the repenting and God. No one ever appointed us a judge of repentance! The same is true with faith. Faith in Jesus Christ is personal. It is your faith in the name of Christ which is the important factor when it comes to salvation. Romans 10:13 states: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Do you believe that? I believe that the Bible is true. Verse 9 of Romans 10 states: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” You can pray a simple prayer such as: Lord I know I am a sinner, I know I deserve to go to hell, forgive me, I believe that Jesus died for me and rose again, come into my heart and save my soul, in the name of Jesus I pray. It all boils down to repentance and faith, believing that Jesus can and will save you if you ask Him to.

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Mark and Richelle (Hauke) Huffman are happy to announce the birth of their daughter. Alyssa Marie Huffman was born on Thursday, July 14, 2011 weighing 9 lbs., 1 oz., and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Kenny and Beth Hauke of Sardinia. Great grandparents are Richard and Arlene Hauke of Sardinia and Charlotte (LeRoy) Molitor of Hamersville. Paternal grandparents are Denise and John Bruce of Cincinnati and Dan and Valerie Huffman of Lake Cumberland, Ky. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mark and Richelle on the birth of Alyssa Marie.

Duderstadt completes basic at Parris Island Marine Corps Pvt. Tecumseh W. Duderstadt, son of Hazel D. and Franz E. Duderstadt of Sardinia, Ohio, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Duderstadt and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Duderstadt spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, handto-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and

operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Duderstadt and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values--honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Duderstadt and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as "Marines" for the first time in their careers. The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pvt. Tecumseh W. Duderstadt for serving our country.

Noble completes basic training at Parris Island Marine Corps Pvt. Joshua L. Noble, son of Shelly A. Noble of Bethel, Ohio and Gregory L. Wolff, of Bethel, Ohio, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Noble and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Noble spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close

order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Noble and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values--honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. Noble and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as "Marines" for the first time in their careers. The Brown County Press would like to thank Marine Corps Pvt. Joshua L. Noble for serving our country.

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Workshops to be held on Sardinia and Wilmington campuses Business professionals will have two opportunities to attend a “Writing Successful Grant Proposals” workshop at Southern State Community College. The first will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, on the college’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia, and the second will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, on the college’s North Campus, 1850 Davids Drive, Wilmington. Facilitated by Mitch Katz, who serves as the grants resource librarian for the Cincinnati Public Library, the three-hour workshop will cover the following topics: before you write your proposal; who wins grants; finding grant money; finding donors;

proposal writing; basic grant writing components; the grant application process; and writing a budget. Cost of the workshop is $39 per person and registrations can be made via the website at To register by mail, please send your name, business name, address, city/state/ zip code, phone number, email address, and indication of the Dec. 6 or Dec. 8 workshop to: Kim Fitzpatrick, Southern State Community College, Workforce Development and Community Services, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Checks should be made payable to SSCC. For more information, please contact Russ Brewer, coordinator of SSCC’s Enterprise Center, at 937-6959002 or

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RULH students visited Columbus recently to attend fall conference.

On November 10, twentytwo marketing education students from RULH traveled to Columbus for the Ohio DECA Fall Leadership Conference. Laken Wallingford vied for an Ohio DECA state officer position by competing in the public relations event. She had advanced in the competition from the DECA District 6 competitive events which took place at UC Clermont on October 11.

The local members attended the conference with the purpose of electing the 20112012 State Officer Team and attend leadership development workshops. Serving voting delegates were: President, Jacob Adams, Kyler Adams; Secretary-Treasurer, Kaleigh Eastwood; Executive VicePresident of Marketing, Mike Ring; Executive VP of Leadership Development, Parker Steddom; and Executive VP of Community

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G’town’s MacMillan is October storyteller at HEMS Meghann MacMillan from Georgetown Library was October's storyteller for Hamersville School second graders who earned at least five-one hundreds in one month. Meghann read the book, Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist by Jim Benton. Meghann came in costume and character as Franny K. Stein the mad scientist. She read the story to students with enthusiasm and excitement. She performed an experiment demonstrating how to make a tornado in a bottle. Three students were given the opportunity to demonstrate the experiment. Meghann told students about the Georgetown Library, answered questions about it, and invited them to stop in at the library for Halloween games and treats. She gave teachers bookmarks for student rewards. Hamersville School second

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graders enjoyed the Franny K. Stein story, and the tornado experiment. Thank you, Meghann for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your talents with us.

SATH to sponsor ‘Breakfast with Santa’ The SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization will be sponsoring its 16th Annual "BREAKFAST WITH SANTA" on Saturday, December 3rd at it’s new location, the Hillsboro Elementary School Cafeteria. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $8.00 per child and $5.00 per adult. Activities for the children include getting their picture taken with Santa, making a Christmas decoration with the help of Santa's elves and decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus, all of which can be taken home with them. Adults can even start their Christmas shopping at our Santa Sale. You won't want your child to miss out on this fun-filled holiday event with Santa and Mrs. Claus. To make a reservation contact Linda Allen at (937) 393-1904 ext. 131 daytime or Mary Kamphaus (937) 393-8550 evenings.

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Outreach, Lexie Wallingford. Chapter members who attended workshops were Jaclyn Applegate, Dylan Arnett, Justin Cluxton, Taylor Fyffe, Jessica Garrison, Kody Gilkerson, Chelsea Himes, Brad Kirschner, Emily Patrick, Brianna Payne, Katelyn Phillips, Jesse Prince, Niya Royal, Olivia Vance, and Lida Supranova. The Ripley DECA chapter is a satellite program of the Southern Hills Career Center. All of the students are enrolled in marketing education, a program which trains

students for careers in marketing, merchandising, and management. DECA is an association of marketing students with over a 60 year history since it was founded in 1946. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. DECA has over 185,000 members in 5,000 schools nationwide.

F’ville honors veterans On Friday, November 11, the Fayetteville High School student council held an assembly to honor the veterans, both past and present. Held in the high school Gymnasium, both high school and middle school students attended, as well as several parents, and local veterans. Student Council President Matt Gilkerson welcomed everyone in attendance. Mr. Bobby Sandlin then gave the benediction. Veterans day named was originally armistice day, honoring the day the armistice that ended WWI was signed, November 11, 1918. Miss Lydia Tissandier played guitar and sang the Star Spangled Banner, followed by the high school choir, singing An American Anthem, a song incorporating America The Beautiful and My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, by Greg Gilpin. The following veterans were in attendance, speaking about their experience and memories in the military: Joe Huber, commander of the local VFW, Tom Reuss, a veteran of the air force, Pat Crone, a veteran of the Navy,

and Gary Richie, a member of the Navy Seals. The high school band, under the direction of Mrs. St. Clair, performed service set songs, a collection of music to honor all branches of the military. Lydia Tissandier and Matt Gilkerson, two Fayetteville Seniors, then performed an original adaption of “Travelin’ Soldier” by the Dixie Chicks. This year, students were encouraged to create an original poem, at least 3 stanzas, 4 to 5 lines each, representing their views of what it takes to be a soldier. The winners were 1st place: Courtney Moore, 2nd place: Anthony Reed, And 3rd place, Angel Moore. Students were also asked to bring in a photo of a family member who has served or is currently serving in the military. These photos were put into a slideshow created by Mr. Randy Emmons and his classes which were displayed during the ceremony. We ask that you honor the veterans and soldiers still fighting today not just on a holiday, but every day.



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Fun Friday Favorite Book Day at Sardinia Elementary Students at Sardinia Elementary School recently celebrated National Book Week . All students were asked to bring their favorite story book to school and share it with others. Students in Grades 4 and 5 read with kindergarten and first grade students. Students in grades 2-5 shared books with other members of their classes and took some time to read their favorite material. This celebration is part of a monthly "Fun Friday" held at Sardinia Elementary School. December's celebration will include a "Christmas Sing-a- long" and "Bring Your Favorite Board Game" to school day. Pictured above are students in Mrs. Wagner's and Mrs. Cantrell's fourth grade class reading to Mr. Riedel and Mrs. Beyer's first grade class.

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Election certified, tie settled Exempted Village LSD Board of Education (Two elected): Jeff Donohoo, 1,604 votes; Raymond Virost, 1.294 votes. Member of Lynchburg-Clay LSD Board of Education (Three elected): Chad E. McConnaughey, 8 votes; Brad Hess, 7 votes; Beverly Wilkin, 7 votes. Member of Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington LSD Board of Education (Two elected): Rick Scott, 991 votes; Jeffrey T. Cluxton, 814 votes; Jay Castle, 579 votes; Bryan Todd Music, 545 votes; Ben Davis, 469 votes; Shauna C. McFarland-Short, 326 votes. Member of Western Brown LSD Board of Education (Three elected): Joann Hildebrandt, 2,224 votes; Shane Bishop, 2,116 votes; Richey Pride, 2,025 votes; Tara Griffith, 1,841 votes. Member of Williamsburg LSD Board of Educatiion Full Term Commencing 1/1/2012 (Two elected): Bethany J. McManus, 23 votes; Shelley C. Nooe, 22 votes. Member of Williamsburg LSD Board of Education Unexpired term ending 12/31/2013: Jeff Cummins, 23 votes. State Issue 1 - Increase maximum age a person may be elected or appointed a judge: No, 7,355; Yes, 4,752. State Issue 2 - Substitute Senate Bill No. 5: No, 7,764; Yes, 5,011. State Issue 3 - Ohio Health Care Coverage: Yes, 9,151; No, 3,348. Byrd Township - Replacement or decrease Fire Protection 3.5 million for continuing period of time: For levy, 211; Against levy, 85. Lewis Township (Excluding Higginsport village) Replacement Fire Protection and EMS .5 million for 5 years: For levy, 409; AGainst levy, 302. Lewis Township (Unincorporated Area) Additional roads 1.5 million for 5 years: Against levy, 407; For levy, 301. Blanchester LSD Replacement and increase improvements and renovations 1.5 million for 5 years: Against levy, 6 votes; For levy, 5 votes. Georgetown LVSD - Renewal General Permanent Improvements 1.5 million for 5 years: For levy, 1,230 votes; Against levy, 900. Clark/Hamersville - Local option 1st Stop - Beer, wine and mix beverages off premises: No, 224; Yes, 223 Clark/Hamersville - Local option McKinney Mart - Beer, wine and mixed beverages off



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premises Sunday: Yes, 246; No, 205. Eagle - Local option Macon 1st Stop - Beer, wine and mixed beverages off premises: Yes, 240; No, 202. Eagle - Local option Macon 1st Stop - Beer, wine and mixed beverages off premises Sunday: No, 240; Yes, 202. Mt. Orab North - Local option Mi Camino Real - Beer, wine, mixed and liquor on/off premises: Yes, 304; No, 167. Mt. Orab North - Local option Mi Camino Real - Beer, wine, mixed and liquor on/off premises Sunday: Yes, 270; No, 201. Hamersville LLG Replacement Police: For levy, 99; against levy, 78. Higginsport Village Replacement Current Expenses 3 million for 5 years: Against levy, 68; For levy, 45. Mt. Orab - Additional police 1.5 million for continuing period of time: Against levy, 524; For levy, 315. Mt. Orab - Replacement police - 4 million for continuing period of time: Against levy, 498; For levy, 342. St. Martin - Surrender Corporate Powers: For disincorporation, 43; Against disincorporation, 14.


Andrew J. Lloyd, 54 votes; Jennifer L. Elliott, 52 votes. Mt. Orab Mayor: Bruce Lunsford, 678 votes. Mt. Orab Village Council (Two elected): Kenny Sheffield, 532 votes; Woody Whittington, 499 votes. Mt. Orab Village Board of Trustees of Public Affairs (Two elected): Fred Hansen, 500 votes; Rob Wilson, 485. Ripley Mayor: Thomas L. Leonard, 403 votes. Ripley Village Council (Two elected): Daniel Dragoo, 366 votes; Linda South, 261 votes. Russellville Mayor: Veronica Gelter, 110 votes. Russellville Village Council (Two elected): James R. Ward, 89 votes; Richard Newman, 83 votes. Sardinia Mayor: No candidate. Sardinia Village Council (Two elected): Bill North, 141 votes; Write-in, 26 votes. St. Martin Mayor: No candidate. St. Martin Clerk-Treasurers: No candidates. St. Martin Village Council: No candidates. Byrd Township Trustee: Dallas Huff, 122 votes; Eric R. Gray, 109 votes. Michael Copple, 65 votes. Byrd Township Fiscal Officer: Connie Scott, 245 votes. Clark Township Trustee: Steven A. Wallace, 655 votes. Clark Township Fiscal Officer: Tammie Sue Ogle, 467 votes; Brenda Watson Ernst, 289 votes. Eagle Township Trustee: Joseph M. Purdy, 283 votes; Steve Sanders, 159 votes. Eagle Township Fiscal Officer: Donna Young, 239 votes; Linda Schweitzer, 201 votes. Franklin Township Trustee: Frank Fussnecker, 466 votes. Franklin Township Fiscal Officer: Carol A. Dunseith, 279 votes; Michelle Young Steinman, 257 votes. Green Township Trustee: Daren Howser, 675 votes. Green Township Fiscal Officer: Pamela J. Campbell, 639 votes. Huntington Township Trustee: Randy Ginn, 492 votes; Rick Kragler, 348 votes; Writein, 46 votes. Huntington Township Trustee: Ilene Chamberlain, 609 votes. Huntington Township Fiscal Officer: Judith K. Harover, 419 votes; Alisa Applegate, 384 votes. Jackson Township Trustee: Danny L. Smith, 386 votes. Jackson Township Fiscal Officer: Warren Gale Wagner, 377 votes. Jefferson Township Trustee: Jeff Johnson, 385 votes. Jefferson Township Fiscal Officer: Sandra Carol Best, 370 votes. Lewis Township Trustee: Robert G. Starrett, 584 votes; John A. Richey, 242 votes. Lewis Township Fiscal Officer: Troy R. Farrell, 679 votes. Perry Township Trustee: William Pritchard, 1,004 votes; James A. Dabbelt, 385 votes. Perry Township Fiscal Officer: Judy Iles, 1,310 votes. Pike Township Trustee: Steven R. Royalty, 575 votes; Neal P. Bering, 349 votes. Pike Township Fiscal Officer: Jenny Lind Conrad, 857 votes. Pleasant Township Trustee: Gary L. Gray, 876 votes; Michael J. Napier, 728 votes. Pleasant Township Fiscal Officer: Lori. E Drake, 737 votes; Jane A. Pack, 455 votes;

Hannah J. Watson, 453 votes. Scott Township Trustee; Tommy Vaughn, 171 votes; Jay D. Henize, 112 votes; Wayne Robinson, 53 votes; Everett W. Page, 41 votes. Scott Township Fiscal Officer: Joni G. Wallace, 246 votes; Donna Sue McKenzie, 104; Larry G. Griffith, 48 votes. Sterling Township Trustee: Write-in, 297 votes. Sterling Township Fiscal Officer: Marilyn J. Lawrence, 723 votes. Union Township Trustee: Richard Haitz, 749 votes. Union Township Fiscal Officer: Angela C. Hauke, 721 votes. Washington Township Trustee: John Corboy, 517 votes. Washington Township Fiscal Officer: Mary E. Bradford, 515 votes. Member of Governing Board of ESC Brown County (Two elected): Jim Ferguson, 5,511 votes; Bryan W. Mount, 4,468 votes; Timothy C. Hubbard, 4,183 votes. Member of Governing Board of ESC of Clermont County (Two elected): Bonnie Carr, 39 votes; Write-in, 0 votes. Member of Governing Board of ESC Southern Ohio SubDistrict #2: Richard Peck, 8 votes. Member of Governing Board of ESC Southern Ohio SubDistrict #6: Dennis W. Mount, 8 votes. Member of Bethel-Tate LSD Board of Education (Two elected): Buffy L. Clements, 0 votes; Tammy L. Kenneda, 0 votes; Barb Leonard, 0 votes. Member of Blanchester LSD Board of Education (Two elected): Keith Gibson, 6 votes; John A. Panetta, 6 votes. Member of Clermont Northeastern LSD Board of Education (Three elected): Patricia C. Spencer, 12 votes; Emily K. McCarthy, 11 votes; Robert M. Havrilla, 10 votes; Mike Freeman, 8 votes; Jayne Mummert, 8 votes; Cynthia Lohr Shircliff, 6 votes. Member of Eastern LSD Board of Education (Three elected): Kenneth W. Kelch, 1,595 votes; Martin Yockey, 1,559 votes; Vernon E. Creighton, 1,381 votes. Member of Faytteville-Perry LSD Board of Education (Three elected): Angela C. Murphy, 845 votes; Kathleen Johnson, 813 votes; Craig W. Smucker, 720 votes; Garry E. Luke, 624 votes; Robert F. Aubry, 410 votes. Member of Georgetown

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Burrows began, “ Is the leadership component in these two organizations and I think it’s under-advertised. “If I would have known that FFA is so much more than farm-

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Unemployment numbers flat for third straight month CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 remainder as the unemployment figure. The numbers are all rounded to the nearest hundred, which can change the figures slightly. In the case of Brown County in October, the Civilian Labor Force was estimated at 21,400 with 19,200 employed. That left 2200 people listed as unemployed, or a rate of 10.4 percent. In September, the Civilian Labor Force number was 21,300, with 19,100 employed. That also left 2200 people unemployed, but the math works out to 10.2 percent. Going back 14 months to September of 2010, the number of unemployed in Brown County

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many projects they had already been involved in in only two months. Howser talked about attending the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana where their team had placed first in the dairy team competition. “Our team had to have a lot of knowledge on dairy cows,” Howser said. “This was the first time in the history of Western Brown FFA that we’ve ever won first. What’s remarkable about that is that non of the team had any dairy farm experience. But they did a lot of studying.” Each member of the group talked about different projects they had taken part in including: • attend the annual Farm Bureau meeting and banquet; • represent Western Brown at Career Development Events; • kick-off a Toys-For-Tots program; • attend an open house/banquet to hand out FFA Chapter Awards; • wrap up the annual fruit sale where sales were just shy of last years numbers. The FFA team will also be participating in a parliamentary procedure competition on November 19 and December 1. Representatives from Western Brown DECA, Candy Roberts and Dylan Steppeler also updated the board on the educational trips DECA had been involved in. According to the two, they had taken part in a trip to the Columbus Convention Center to see a Blue Jackets game. DECA members also attended a three day camp and held a spirit week at the school. Following their presentation Superintendent Chris Burrows commented on the reports from the two Western Brown organizations. “What is intriguing to me,”

has been listed at 2200 eight times, while climbing higher over the Winter. The last time the number was lower than that was December of 2008, when it was 2100. Three of the four Ohio counties surrounding Brown County had similar stagnation from September to October in the jobless figures. The number of unemployed people in Adams County was unchanged at 1500, with a jobless rate of 11.9 percent. In Clinton County, 2300 people remained unemployed those two months. The October jobless rate was 12.3 percent. In Highland County the figure for both months was 2200, with an unemployment rate of 11.7 percent. Clermont County saw an actual improvement in the numbers, with 300 people coming off the jobless roles in October, leaving 8800 unemployed. The October jobless rate in Clermont County was 8.4 percent. The unemployment numbers for the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (Brown, Highland, Clermont, Butler and Warren counties) saw a .1 percent drop to 8.6 percent in October. The jobless rate for the state of Ohio also fell .1 percent to 8.4 percent. The top five highest unemployment rates in the state remain unchanged from September to October as well. The number in parentheses is the actual number of unemployed listed in each county. Pike County (1600) has a 15.0 percent jobless rate for October, followed by Meigs County(1200) at 12.6. Third highest is Clinton County (2300) at 12.3, Scioto County (4000) is in fourth place with 12.2 and fifth is Adams County (1500) with an 11.9 percent unemployment rate. The number of unemployed from all five counties remained unchanged from September to October.

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Western Brown High School, thanked the board for having the two groups and updated them on progress in her building. “We’ve been really busy in the high school building,” Cooper began, “I did want to inform you that our staff and inclusion teachers were recently recognized by the state, from last year’s test scores, for being a ‘school of promise.’ “That means our gaps between our students with disabilities and our regular admission students is decreasing, and that’s a good thing. In fact this is a huge thing. So I would be remiss if I didn’t give them the props that they truly need at this point in time. We are very pleased about this.” Cooper discussed briefly a recent in-service day where teachers from a Clermont/Brown network met at Western Brown High School. Teachers from five districts, including Western, Goshen, C & E, Bethel and Williamsburg attended, as well as teachers from Southern Hills JVS. “We had 750 people in house that day,” Cooper explained. “It was a great learning experience for everyone. At the end of the day teachers met in their content area in the district and appropriate grade levels for a round table discussion. “They all loved the round table discussion because that’s when they could bounce ideas off each other and see what other districts are doing.” Cooper then introduced members of the high school’s FFA which included Dara Howser, FFA president, Alisha Damon, student advisor, Taylor Hopkins, vice president, David Ellis, FFA member and Brittany Grant, news reporter. Howser began the presentation informing the board on the


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Sheriff’s drug investigation leads to arrest of three local businessmen Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that an undercover drug investigation by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of three local businessmen for trafficking in drugs. Sheriff Wenninger stated that his office obtained a search warrant from Brown County Municipal Court Judge Joseph Worley for three local businesses in the Georgetown and Aberdeen areas. The Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrants on November 21, 2011 at Wild Willie’s and Shell gas stations in Georgetown and Valero gas station in Aberdeen. Deputies seized a large

amount of the illegal drugs K2 and bath salts, as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia, including pipes and scales. Sheriff Wenninger stated that several controlled purchases were made from all three suspects during the undercover drug investigation. “This was a major distribution pipeline that we shut down”, Wenninger said. Arrested were: Bhuvnesh Parekh, 38 of Grandin Drive, Georgetown, arrested at Wild Willie’s in Georgetown. Yogesh Patel, 32 , of Rt. 68, Georgetown, arrested at Shell in Georgetown.

Ravi Singh, 41 years of Pinnacle Way, Morehead, KY arrested at Valero in Aberdeen. All suspects were transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center, where they await arraignment on multiple felony charges of Trafficking in Drugs and other felony charges for illegal possession of drugs. Anyone with information on illegal drug activity in Brown County is asked to call the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Drug Information Hotline at 937-378-4435 Ext. 275 or you may send an anonymous tip via the Sheriff’s Website at .


Rechen charged with domestic violence to hinder the discovery, apprehension, prosecution, conviction or punishment for advising a witness not to speak to officers about and incident that occurred, namely assaulting his grandson. According to Detective Goodwin, who accompanied Aberdeen Police Chief Clark Gast and Police officer Prince to the home of April Baldwin, to serve a search warrant, Garland Renchen and Joan Renchen were at the premises. At the point of initial contact with Garland Renchen at the home, Garland Renchen told his wife and daughter, witnesses of the incident not to make any comment to the officer and not to speak about the incident. The report said Chief Gast and Garland Renchen stepped

outside as the home was being search, and according to Goodwin, when he exited the house, he overheard Garland Renchen making comments to Chief Gast to the effect of “are you sure you want to do this, do you want to take it this far?” The officers serving the search warrant seized several items from the home, including a mop and a broom as well as scrapings from under Garland Renchen’s fingernails which were sent to BCI for investigation. This incident is not the first run-in with police for Garland Renchen. He was charged and arrested for assault on a police officer, a fifth degree felony and obstructing official business, assault on a juvenile and menacing, each first degree misdemeanors. The charges came after an

altercation with a juvenile during a basketball game and shoving a police officer. The charges were later dropped.

CPR classes at SHCC Healthcare Provider CPR classes will be offered on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Southern Hills Career Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Following the American Heart Association guidelines, learn how to perform CPR at the level necessary for hospital, nursing home and EMS employees. This course begins at 9:00 a.m. and will last approximately 4 hours depending on the number of students. To register call Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 3786131 Ext. 357. Class space is limited; register soon to ensure your place in the class.

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stressed in all communications to other agencies in the county that anyone with questions about the mutual aid policy should call him, and that he has received no phone calls so far. “My job is to enforce the Ohio Revised Code and to make sure that proper procedures are followed”, Wenninger said. “We are trying to do what’s best for the people of Brown County, both in ensuring their safety and making sure that someone doesn’t expose the county to liability.” Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said she is reviewing state law on the mutual aid issue and when officers can respond and act outside of their jurisdictions without a request to do so. “The key phrase in the law is ‘Emergency Call to Duty’”, Little said. “That means that an officer can respond to what state law calls an ‘inherently dangerous situation that demands an immediate response on the part of a peace officer’”. Little used the example of someones life being in danger or the commission of a felony. “Under those circumstances the officer does not have full authority to arrest someone or start investigating, but state law allows them to detain someone and try to maintain order.”, Little said. “They can put handcuffs on them, but they can’t take them to jail and book them in under those circumstances”, she added. Little added “Officers acting outside the mutual aid agreement must have a clear understanding about what they can and cannot do.” If mutual aid is requested, a responding officer has full police powers because they are acting as an agent of the requesting agency. Brown County Communications Director Rob Wilson requested a legal opinion from Little on the responsibilities and procedures of the communications center that would ensure that dispatchers are complying with state law and the mutual aid agreement. Little said she expected to have a legal opinion on the issue next week and plans on forwarding a copy to Wilson, the sheriff’s office and the Brown County Commissioners.



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G-Men jump out quick in Foundation game victory By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

Georgetown guard Jacob Miller (32) shoots a jump shot during the G-Men’s win over North Adams in their Foundation game last Saturday night. Teammate Jake Cropper (15) watches.

next possession to push the GMen lead to 5-0. Then he went down in the paint and started to do the dirty work. He drew a foul on the next possession and hit two free throws. On the next possession he grabbed an offensive rebound and got the putback to go to push the G-Men lead to 9-1. “He was everywhere,” Underwood said. “He plays

hard, tough, strong. He finishes well around the basket. Hits free throws. You know he’s just one of those kids...he’s relentless to the ball. It’s always helpful to have a kid like that who’s hard nosed. It kind of gets the whole team going and they, kind of, play the same way he does.” Two more Bradley free throws, a Tommy Stenger 3pointer and a Bruce-Derrick

Georgetown’s Gage Bradley defends during the G-Men’s Foundation game against North Adams last Saturday night.

Lewis scored eight points in the first five minutes of the quarter while Wiliams put in two but rebounded the ball very well as they put the GMen out in front 45-26. Despite the G-Men mixing in all the players on their roster in the final quarter, the Devils could get no closer than 15 points as the G-Men pulled away for the win. Lewis led the way for Georgetown as he scored a team-leading 22 points. Bradley scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Williams added nine points and nine rebounds. Stenger scored seven off the bench while the third starting freshman guard Jacob Miller scored six points and Cropper added four. With the Foundation game operating like a normal game despite being a scrimmage, Underwood liked the experience it got his young team. “That’s why I like playing in game format,” he said. “In scrimmages they don’t count fouls. You’re playing six, seven quarters. This way they learn how to play with fouls (and) learn they’re going to be

on the bench if they’re carelessly fouling. “But I didn’t see that. Each foul tonight counted. I didn’t feel like we fouled for no reason. I thought most of them were hustle plays. They were fun to watch.” Though it was a good night for the G-Men on the floor, the game was just part of what was a special night. In its third year of existence, the ‘Hoopin’ for Hope’ Foundation Game has raised over $21,000 for the Coaches Cancer Fund and Underwood expected that Saturday’s games -- the girls played their Foundation game against North Adams immediately before -- raised thousands more. With the money it has raised, Georgetown has given to Brown County families in need that have been affected by the disease. “We just want to help out anyway we can,” Underwood said. “I think it’s a great idea. Christy Lucas does a great job of organizing this whole thing for us and getting everything together. It’s just been a great success for us.”

Southern Hills League host annual girls basketball preview By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press PEEBLES-- With the regular season just one week away, the Southern Hills Conference girls basketball teams gathered at Peebles High School last Friday night for its annual girls basketball preview. All 10 schools participated in the event that matched up a team from the small school division with a team from the

big school division. The teams played just one half of a game. Each of the three local SHL schools put together a nice showing at the preview. Ripley kicked off the evening as they battled Lynchburg-Clay in the first game of the night. Despite not having the size of a tall Lady Mustangs squad, Ripley battled Lynchburg for two quarters of basketball that eventually came away with a 30-30 tie.

Up next was a matchup between Fayetteville and North Adams. The Lady Rockets were able to use their speed to push the ball up the floor and finished the two quarters of play with a 30-18 win. Sophomore guards Megan Eyre and Makayla Rosselot led the way with eight points apiece while Carly Burroughs and Ashley Scoggins added six each. Finally, the Eastern Lady

Warriors tipped off against Manchester in the second to last game of the evening. The Lady Warriors played a solid half of basketball against the Lady Greyhounds and came away with a 25-18 win. Manchester scored all but two of their points from free throws. Andrea Tracy led the way with 10 points for Eastern. Maria Johnson and Tressie Lewis each chipped in five.



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The young Georgetown boys basketball team got off to a quick start against North Adams in the ‘Hoopin’ to Help’ Foundation game last Saturday night. Before four minutes could run off the clock the host GMen had sprinted out to a 151 lead in front of a spirited home crowd. And the youthful G-Men did not let up as they cruised to 67-44 preseason win. “I thought we came out of the gate well,” Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood said. “We got a couple early buckets and got some confidence. Our intensity on defense was solid (and) we helped out real well. Our shell defense was good (and) we rebounded the ball extremely well.” With a starting lineup that included three freshman, a sophomore and a junior, the group that Underwood will run out there this year will be the youngest he has ever coached. And despite playing in their first true game experience -though a scrimmage, the game was played like a normal four quarter game -- the G-Men youngsters didn’t seemed to be fazed by a solid and experienced Devils squad. It was freshman starting guard Gage Bradley who got the G-Men rolling. Despite being just 5 feet 11 inches tall, Bradley was strong in the post against a Devils team that had at least three players bigger than any G-Men player. After teammate Nathan Lewis hit a jumper for the games first score, Bradley took over. He nailed a 3-pointer on the

Williams putback off an offensive rebound helped the G-Men to a 22-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. Though a freshman was the star of the show in the first quarter, the older and experienced G-Men took over in the second. Junior forward Tommy Stenger scored the first two points of the quarter for the G-Men to make it a 24-13 lead. A fastbreak layup by freshman starting guard Jake Cropper pushed the Georgetown lead to 26-13. Then the Devils woke up. They scored four straight points to get themselves within nine, 26-17, with 3:17 left in the half. That was the point when the G-Men elders rose to the occasion. Sophomore center Williams nailed a short jump shot to increase the lead to 11. Lewis then hit a little runner in the lane, was fouled and made the free throw. Then off of a G-Men steal, he got out in front for an easy layup to increase their lead to 33-17 with about a minute left in the half. As the two returning GMen players with meaningful varsity experience, Underwood was pleased to see the effort of Williams and Lewis. “I thought Nathan played extremely well tonight. He had some buckets for us tonight,” Underwood said. “He finished around the bucket really well. I though Bruce rebounded...he was cleaning glass tonight. He got every rebound coming off there tonight. He finally started to finish around the hole.” The duo came out from locker room and played just as well as they did in the first half.

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Allison Prine starts the break for the Eastern Lady Warriors at the SHL preview last Friday night at Peebles High School.

Fayetteville’s Megan Eyre looks to push the ball during the Lady Rockets game against North Adams in the SHL preview last Friday night at Peebles High School.

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Ripley’s Niya Royal looks to set up the Lady Jays offense against Lynchburg at the SHL preview last Friday night at Peebles High School.

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Strong second half propels Lady G-Men to victory Despite only being a scrimmage, the ‘Hoopin’ to Help’ Foundation game between the host Georgetown girls basketball team and North Adams was highly competitive. Each team played pretty well in the scrimmage that was played like a normal four quarter game. And though the Lady GMen used the first half to mix and match lineups with different players, the hosts turned up the intensity in second half en route to a 53-46 victory. “It was a good win against a good basketball team,” Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper said. “They’re really hard to guard. They do a great job of spacing. They can penetrate (and) they’ve got the big kid they can lob it to. They shoot the three. We were really happy with our defense in second half.” After playing an up and down first half where Cropper played each girl on his bench, the Lady G-Men found themselves down 22-19 coming out of the locker room. Lady G-Men guard Casey Carter quickly tied the game at 22 just 20 seconds into the half when she nailed her first 3-pointer of the third quarter. Teammate Madison Pack put the Lady G-Men back in front when she got a layup to go from the block and was fouled. She made the free throw to give Georgetown a 25-24 lead. On the next possession Lady G-Men senior center Hannah Jones got a layup to

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Jesse Kidwell makes a move towards the basket during Georgetown’s Foundation game win over North Adams last Saturday night.

go on the low block and was fouled. Despite missing the free thrown, Georgetown had pushed their lead to 27-24. However, the Lady Devils roared right back. Two straight layups from Corey Pertuset and Taylor Gast put the Lady Devils back up by two, 29-27. Then Carter went to work. She nailed 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions to put the Lady G-Men up 3329. Carter scored nine of her team-high 22 points in the

third quarter. “She had three 3’s, which kind of settled us down offensively,” Cropper said. Once again the Lady Devils responded. Calee Downs and Mikayla Jodrey scored layups at the end of the third quarter to bring the visitors within one before Downs nailed a 3pointer at the start of the fourth quarter to give North Adams a 35-33 lead. But that was the last lead the Lady Devils would have. From that point on the Lady G-Men found a groove.

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It all started with a really strong effort on the defensive end. “We we’re just emphasizing keeping the ball in front and not keeping the three point line open,” Cropper said. “I thought we did a great job. We got our hands on some balls and were a little more aggressive in the second half. We got some steals.” In the second half -- and in particular the fourth quarter -the Lady G-Men were able to put pressure on the Lady Devils with their defense. That all started up front with the play of sophomore point guard Becca Whitaker. She put quite a bit of pressure on the Lady Devil guards as they came up the floor and helped create some turnovers all night long. She also played a big part in helping put away the Lady Devils in the final quarter. Whitaker’s driving layup on the baseline 1:30 into the quarter tied the game back at 35 and started the Lady GMen on their way to victory. Whitaker scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds from her point guard position. “Becca Whitaker played a tremendous game,” Cropper said. “Great hustle rebounding the ball and getting her hands on the ball defensively.” Jesse Kidwell and Carter each scored layups on the next two possessions to push the Lady G-Men lead to four, 39-35. Another Kidwell bucket, sandwiched between two Lady Devil scores, made it a

41-40 game with about four minutes left. Then junior forward Pack - who returns to the Lady GMen after missing much of last season with a knee injury -- went to work. She pushed the lead to 4340 after she got a layup to go before North Adams responded with a layup of their own to keep it a one point game, 4342. Then Pack scored on the next two possession, the second of which was a nice driving layup on the baseline, to give the Lady G-Men a 46-42 lead. Pack scored eight points in the game. Her three points started

what would be a 8-0 run to finish the Lady Devils. Though Cropper was disappointed in the Lady G-Men’s 7-21 performance at the freethrow line, he was happy that his team was able to earn a nice tune-up win as the regular season approaches. “To beat a good, wellcoached team like North Adams and to come out with that kind of confidence and intensity in the second half,” Cropper said, “we’re real happy.” Kidwell added eight points while Morgan Gast scored three, Mackenzi Carrington two and Meranda Sullivan one for Georgetown.

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Georgetown’s Becca Whitaker puts pressure on a North Adams ball handler during the teams Foundation game last Saturday night.

WB grad selected for soccer All-American award for SSCC Several Southern State Community College soccer team players were honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for their performance this season. The following SSCC athletes were named as All-American award winners: Tyler Jimison, a third-year forward and a graduate of North Adams High School; Nathan Rollyson, a third-year midfielder and a graduate of Wilmington H.S. and Wyatt Chaney, a third-year sweeper and graduate of Western Brown H.S. Awarded honorable mention status was Tim

Cook, a second-year midfielder and graduate of Unioto High School. The USCAA AllAcademic Team Award is given to student athletes-sophomores, juniors and seniors—who have excelled off the field by achieving a 3.5 grade point average. Jeremy Anderson, a second-year defender and graduate of Fairfield Union H.S., was awarded that honor. The Southern State Patriots team is coached by Josh Thoroman, who has headed the team since 2002. The Patriots finished the 2011 season 126-1.

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Southern State Community College soccer player Wyatt Chaney (Western Brown grad).



By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press


2011-12 Basketball Schedules 11/25 12/1 12/8 12/10 12/15 12/19 12/22 12/27 12/28 1/5 1/9 1/12 1/19 1/26 1/30 2/2 2/4 2/6 2/9 2/11

Ironton at Paint Valley HS Peebles at Whiteoak McClain Lynchburg-Clay West Union North Adams Georgetown (BCHT at Western Brown) TBD (BCHT at Western Brown) at West Union at Peebles Fairfield at Manchester Fayetteville at Lynchburg-Clay Ripley St. Patricks (KY) Georgetown at North Adams at Harvest Preparatory

12/3 12/9 12/13 12/16 12/20 12/29 12/30 1/3 1/6 1/13 1/14 1/17 1/20 1/24 1/27 1/31 2/3 2/10 2/14 2/17


Western Brown Broncos 12/2 12/6 12/9 12/10 12/16 12/22 12/29 12/30 1/6 1/7 1/13 1/14 1/17 1/20 1/27 2/3 2/4 2/10 2/11 2/15

at Hillsboro Glen Este at Bethel-Tate Blanchester at Clermont Northeastern East Clinton Fayetteville (BCHT) TBD (BCHT) Goshen at Georgetown at New Richmond Clinton Massie at North Adams at Amelia Bethel-Tate Clermont Northeastern at Goshen New Richmond at Harrison Amelia

Western Brown Lady Broncos

Eastern Warriors at Blanchester at Fairfield at Hillsboro at Fayetteville North Adams Georgetown (BCHT at Western Brown) TBD (BCHT at Western Brown) at Peebles Whiteoak Manchester at Beast of the Southeast Georgetown at Ripley Lynchburg-Clay at West Union St. Patricks (KY) at North Adams Peebles West Union at Lynchburg-Clay

11/29 12/1 12/8 12/10 12/15 12/19 12/22 12/27 12/28 1/5 1/7 1/10 1/12 1/14 1/19 1/23 1/26 1/28 2/2 2/9

Georgetown Lady G-Men 12/1 12/3 12/6 12/8 12/10 12/13 12/15 12/27 12/28 1/5 1/12 1/14 1/19 1/23 1/26 1/28 1/30 2/2 2/6 2/9

Batavia at Clermont Northeastern at Amelia at Williamsburg at Ripley Bethel-Tate Blanchester Eastern (BCHT at Western Brown) TBD (BCHT at Western Brown) Felicity East Clinton Western Brown at Batavia at Lynchburg-Clay Williamsburg at Blanchester at New Richmond at Felicity at Eastern at East Clinton

at North Adams at Bethel-Tate Clermont Northeastern Blanchester Goshen at Hillsboro East Clinton Fayetteville (BCHT) TBD (BCHT) at New Richmond Ripley at Clinton Massie at Amelia at Georgetown Bethel-Tate Milford at Clermont Northeastern at Goshen New Richmond Amelia

Georgetown G-Men 12/2 12/6 12/9 12/10 12/16 12/20 12/29 12/30 1/6 1/7 1/13 1/17 1/20 1/21 1/27 2/3 2/4 2/10 2/14 2/17

Bethel-Tate at Clermont Northeastern Batavia Campbell County at Williamsburg Goshen Eastern (BCHT at Western Brown) TBD (BCHT at Western Brown) Blanchester Western Brown at Felicity at Eastern East Clinton Amelia at Batavia Williamsburg at Blanchester Felicity Ripley at East Clinton


Eastern Lady Warriors

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Ohio River Valley Wineries hold barrel tasting and kick off ‘Buy Local Week on Saturday, November 26. Come out and meet the winemakers and sample future vintages at seven wineries (Kinkead Ridge, Harmony Hill, Meranda-Nixon, Henke, Woodstone Creek, Burnete Ridge and Hanover). For more information visit


Community Fellowship at Freedom Fellowship Church in Hillsboro will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26 at the church, 7451 Pea Ridge Road in Hillsboro. Will include free soup and sandwich, and the public is welcome. This will be right after the big parade in town. Free Meal will be offered at the Russellville Church of Christ every last Saturday of each month, including Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to share this meal. SUNDAY 11/27 Lewis Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 27 in Higginsport. This meeting is open to the public. MONDAY 11/28 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 4440404. Perry Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 28 in Fayetteville. this meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-

Genealogical Society. This event will take place at central campus in Hillsboro. For more information call 800-628-7722, ext. 2680.

Diabetic Support Group will meet on Monday, November 28, 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.

ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 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 Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, November 28, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.


Sterling Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 5 p.m. in the township hall on Monday, November 28. The meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, November 30, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 TriCounty Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 4464662. Brown County Senior Citizen's Club will meet in regular session on Wednesday, November 30 at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. Event will include a potluck luncheon at noon followed by entertainment by Danny Pride and his band. Everyone is welcome.

TUESDAY 11/29 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. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, November 29. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, November 29. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. Genealogy Workshop Series, will be offered free, Tuesday, November 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. through a partnership with Southern State Community College’s Learning Resource Center and the Southern Ohio

Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.

well as non members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Martin Deanery meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1 at St. Mary’s Church hall in Arnheim at 7 p.m. Discussion will include the current farm bill being discussed in Congress. To learn more about this event call (937) 378-4769 or (937) 378-4560. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Brown County Democratic Central Committee and Brown County Democrat Club will hold their Holiday Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 at the ABCAP building located at 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. Meat, drinks, and table service will be provided. Each family is to bring a covered dish and a dessert. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.


Paul Hall & Associates, Mt. Orab is proud to announce the winner of our Brown County Fair drawing for Ohio State Football tickets. Kyle Shepherd of Mt. Orab was the lucky winner. He and a guest attended the Penn State-Ohio State game on Saturday, November 19, 2011 as a friend of Nationwide Insurance. Paul Hall & Associates is a multi-line full service insurance agency. Offices are conveniently located in Mt. Orab and Blanchester. They offer “On Your Side Reviews” free to anyone. If you would like a second opinion on your home/auto insurance, life insurance and retirement planning, please give them a call at (937) 4442988. Congratulations, Kyle!

those who pre-register or $30 at the door. For more information contact Melody at (513) 319-5096.


Santa’s Workshop, sponsored by the Fayetteville-Perry PTO will be held on Friday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Elementary School, 601 South Apple Street.


Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, December 2. 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.

Annual Christmas Concert at Chatfield College will feature a book signing on Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Chapel on Chatfield’s St. Martin Campus. During the reception, Sister Cecilia Huber will hold a book signing for her newly published book, QUYANA. For more details call (513) 875-3344, ext. 140 or email

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

Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 on December 1, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 N. Point Drive. These classes are open to members as

Christmas Program of Original Music by Celilia Huber will be held on Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the St. Martin Campus of Chatfield

Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, November 30, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501.

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College. For more information visit or call (513) 875-3344.

Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.

COURT NEWS Mearl and Sally Caudill to Sally Caudill, Lot 9 and Lot 10, .41 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 11/14/2011 Walter N. and Lorena Day to Joshua D. Hayes, 1.36 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $85,000 Federal National Mortgage Association to Elizabeth Ann Banks, 2.99 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 11/15/2011, $20,000 George W. and Eva L. Daniel to Joan A. Barnett Monroe, Outlot 30 at East Bethel Farms, 3.46 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $63,775 Ralph and Emma Buerkley to Brandon and Laurel Allen, Lot 2967 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $250 Marsha L. and Delbert G. Alsip to Marsha L. Alsip, 1 acre of land in Green Twp., filed 11/16/2011 Emma and Bobby K. Covert to Emma Covert, 1.09 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 11/15/2011 Dan and Cheryl Colonel to Eastside Property Investments LLC, Lot 38R in Mt. Clifton, Mt. Orab Village, Green Twp., filed 11/16/2011 Janet C. Davis, trustee to Harry Foxworthy, Lot 1, in Huntington Park Sub, Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $15,000 James T. and Carla Manning to James T. Manning, Out Lot 8 in Huntington Park Sub, Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 11/15/2011 William A. Thurner to William A. Thurner Farms LLC, 139.07 acres of land in Jackson Twp., filed 11/15/2011 Douglas and Rosely P. Rosa to Thomas C. and Marcia A. Mollmann Trustees, Lot 1830 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 11/15/2011, $58,000 Wilma L. and Rick G. Hawkins to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, .76 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $50,000 Nancy E. and Donald L. Salisbury to Adam and Aubrey Bolender, 90.06 acres of land in Jefferson Twp., filed 11/15/2011, $287,000 James T. Cole etal to Dorothy J. Bryant, 5.18 acres of land, tract 5 in Lewis Twp., filed 11/15/2011, $38,900 Clara B. and James F. McCafferty to James F. McCafferty, 1.34 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 11/15/2011 Paul J. Pschesang, Inc. to Samuel, Andrew and Benjamin Pschesang, 96.94 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 11/15/2011 John T. Dunn to Thomas and Jane Pierce, 1.21 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 11/16/2011, $10,000. James C. and Kathy A. Watson to Journey Systems LLC, 10.09 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 11/16/2011, $189,600 Promised Hope LLC to Jason D. Otero, 1.14 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $81,500 Patricia A. Jordan to Michael Jordan and Tamela S. Stacy and Monica Bolender, .44 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 11/14/2011 Julie Schadle to George D. Watson and Julie A. Schadle, .17 acres and 1.57 acres in Pleasant Twp., and Lot 1 and Lot 2 in Nobby Knoll in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 11/16/2011 Elizabeth Vaughn to Heidi Mullinnix, 2.49 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $73,000Kimberly and Richard R. Frey Jr., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, out Lot 20 and 21 parts in the Village of Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 11/14/12011 Paul L. Frost to Charles Smith, Lot 29 (1 acres) in Sterling Twp., filed 11/14/2011 Daniel and Linda Stevens to Donald E. and Barbara A. Jordan, Lot 18 in Union Twp., 1.05 acres, filed 11/14/2011, $25,000 James A. and Rose M. Schwallie to James A. Schwallie, 68.06 acres and .64 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 11/15/2011 Carl E. Padgett, Jr. etal to Kevin Germann, Lot 38, Lot 39 and Lot 40 in Trapp Addition in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 11/16/2011, $20,000 Mt. Washington Savings and Loan Co., to John R. and Debbie S. and Justin R. McAfee, Lot 38 in German Addition in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 11/17/2011, $18,000 Alice Kay Germann to Douglas and Melissa Bahnsen, Lot 45 in Union Twp., Ripley, filed 11/15/2011, $31,750 Paula K. Parker and Ray A. Porter to Ronnie and helen Strong, 1.40 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $77,500 Gregory W. Dalton to Christina and Kevin Colegate, tract 1, 17.65 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 11/14/2011, $295,000



Mt. Orab Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 26 at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in sponsoring part of the parade or has any questions on how to participate, please call (937) 444-2281.

Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714.

Rickey Lee Hoffer to Gary L. Gray, Lot 19 in Sardinia Village Lots and .85 acres in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 11/15/2011, $21,000 Philip C. and Rosemary L. Moppin to Rosemary L. Moppin, Lot 26 in Strathmoor Addition, Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 11/15/2011

F.O.E. #2293 Fish Fry in Georgetown will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Meal will consist of fried cod loin, with homemade mac and cheese, fresh coleslaw and french fries. Please come out and enjoy a great meal. “Celebration of Lights” at the Brown County General Hospital, sponsored by the Brown County General Hospital Foundation will take place on Friday evening, December 2 at 7 p.m. To learn more about this beautiful event call (937) 378-7712. SATURDAY 12/3

Marriages Amanda Brewster, 22, Fayetteville, cook to marry Adam Taylor, 26, Fayetteville, maintenance

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Patricia M. Boyle versus Mendell Sebastian, case 20111075, filed 11/15/2011, Action: other civil stalking UC Health versus James Sneed, case 20111076, filed 11/15/2011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA NA versus Coty W. Washington, case 20111077, filed 11/15/2011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA NA versus Stacey R. Richardson, case 20111078, filed 11/15/2011, Action: other civil Lendmark Financial Services versus Taylor R. Davis, case 20111079, filed 11/15/12011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA NA versus Debbie K. Shafer, case 20111080, filed 11/15/2011, Action: other civil Deutsche Bank National Trust versus Mike Lawson, case 20111081, filed 11/15/2011, Action: foreclosures Petitioner for Motor Vehicles versus US Recovery Solutions, case 20111083, filed 11/16/2011, Action: other civil Midland funding LLC versus John Patton, case 20111084, filed 11/16/2011, Action: other civil US Bank National Association versus Kevin S. Mitchell, case 20111085, filed 11/16/2011, Action: foreclosures Fifth-Third Mortgage Company versus Candace S. Wilson, case 20111086, filed 11/16/2011, Action: foreclosures Bank of America, NA versus John M. Flowers, case 20111093, filed 11/18/2011, Action: foreclosures Tammac Holding Corporation versus Frank E. Taylor, case 20111095, filed 11/18/2011, Action: other civil Ripley Federal Savings Bank versus Lisa R. Gast, case 20111096, filed 11/18/2011, Action: foreclosures First National Bank versus Leroy D. Lovett, case 20111097, filed 11/18/2011, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Renee Y. Thacker, Hillsboro versus Jeremy R. Thacker, Mt. Orab, case 20111071, filed 11/16/2011, Action: termination of marriage Raven Martin, Cincinnati versus Samual Davis, Cincinnati, case 20111072, filed 11/14/2011, Action: domestic violence Johnathon Light, Winchester versus Bridget Light, Winchester case 20111073, filed 11/15/2011, Action: domestic violence Caitlin Decatur, Fayetteville versus Douglas Decatur, Williamsburg, case 20111074, filed 11/18/2011, Action: termination of marriage Debra M. Donovan, Ripley versus James M. Donovan, Ripley, case 20111082, filed 11/15/2011, Action: domestic violence Robert L. Ramey, Aberdeen versus Geneva Ramey, Aberdeen, case 20111087, filed 11/16/2011, Action: termination of marriage Olivia Helton, Mt. Orab versus Joshua Helton, Mt. Orab, case 20111088, filed 11/16/2011, Action: domestic violence Chad Hedges, Ripley versus Lori R. Hedges, Ripley, case 20111089, filed 11/16/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Maria Elston, Georgetown versus Jessi Mote, Georgetown, case 20111090, filed 11/17/2011, Action: domestic violence Alexander Aritonovich, Sardinia versus Eileen Aritonovich, Falmouth, KY, case 20111091, filed 11/17/2011, Action: termination of marriage Todd Haas, Sardinia versus Linda Haas, Sardinia, case 20111094, filed 11/18/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage

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) 5150030 or for vendor or craft information call (937) 213-2135. Holiday Heritage Festival, hosted by Southern State Community College’s Appalachian Gateway Center will be held at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 at the south campus in Fincastle. For more information call 800-6287722, ext. 3520. Christmas Program at Buford Community Church will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 at the church, located on Greenbush Road in Buford. The program will feature the Soaring Eagles and the Hutchinsons with the Victory Road Choir. For more information please call (937) 4462966. Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, North High Street in Mowrystown on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served, menu to include soups, sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and drinks. Santa will make an appearance, following the parade, at 1 p.m. Pictures with Santa available. Vendors spaces available. Call (937) 442-4704. Christmas Party for children, sponsored by American Legion Post 367, in Ripley at 2944 Elk River Road will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Santa will visit and children will receive goodies and toys. The post would like to thank all volunteers for their help. All children are invited. Create your own Wreath, sponsored by the Ripley Tree Committee with professional wreath-maker Carrie Taylor of Maysville Community and Technical College, will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, December 3 at the Ripley Library. The workshop is $25 for

Helping Hands will be open the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for shopping only. Helping Hands is located at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar at St. Mary Catholic School in Hillsboro Ohio sponsored by the PTG will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The school is located at 119 E. Walnut Street in Hillsboro. For details or to set up a booth call (937) 840-9932. Holiday Extravaganza to be held at the Best Western in Mt. Orab on Saturday, December 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Featured vendors include, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Pure Romance, Thirty-one and Scentsy. For details call (513) 753-6764. Deputy Registrar Locations Will be Closed on Saturday, December 3 due to a complete BMV computer system modernization. There will also be limited services on Monday, December 5. An Old-Fashioned Christmas sponsored by the Georgetown Christmas Association, Inc. will be held on Saturday, December 3. This all-day event will begin at 9 a.m. with a craft and quilt show at the Presbyterian Church, an open house at the Grant Homestead and Grant schoolhouse at 10 a.m., sup supper and nutty bar sale at noon at the Methodist Church, the parade at 2 p.m. as well as a live nativity scene, Mrs. Claus, Chatfield Sount at the Gaslight Theater, and Pam Noah and the Swing Band. UPCOMING EVENTS Annual Christmas Dinner, sponsored by the George A. Lambert American Legion Post 755 of Sardinia, will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 4 at the post. Everyone please bring a new or gently used, wrapped gift for our auction to help us raise money for the Sardinia Food Pantry. For more information call (937) 446-3191 or 937-213-1245. Christmas Quarter Craze hosted by Georgetown Softball will be held on Sunday, December 4 at the High School Georgetown Cafetorium, 987 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. and will begin at 2 p.m. For more information contact Mindy at (513) 532-5815, Jo at (937) 5150488 or Kathy at (937) 378-0017. This event is being sponsored by Embroidery Pointe, Cahall Brothers Inc., Donohoo Pharmacy and Flower Shack. It will include a cake auction and food will be available. Winter Wonderland Quarter Auction, sponsored by the American Legion Post 288, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 8 at the post, 208 East Main Street, Williamsburg. Paddles are only $1, up to five may be purchased. Vendors include Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Man Cave, Scentsy, Avon and many more. Event will include drinks, food, split-the-pot and lots of items .




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F’ville seventh graders study Egypt Fayetteville seventh graders created life size sarcophagi after studying a unit on Egypt. Pictured includes: Savannah Fisher, Kameron Johnson, Savannah Lynch, Samantha Myers, Erin Robinson, Brandon Sandlin, Michael Sherbert, Tyler Slone, and Mrs. Rita McDonald.

CALENDAR CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Writing Successful Grant Proposal workshops are scheduled at Southern State Community College, Wilmington and Fincastle campuses on Tuesday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Fincastle and room 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 8 on the North campus, 1850 Davids Drive in Wilmington. Cost for the workshop is $39 per person for more information call (937) 695-9002 or write to Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAPS) regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, December 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center, 203 East Main Street in Russellville. For more information call 3775224. Helping the Veterans this Christmas, sponsored by the George A. Lambert American Legion Auxiliary junior members from Post 755 are planning some fun activities for the holiday season. Christmas caroling in Sardinia will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 16, then on Saturday, December 17 a Holiday Craft Sale will be held at the American Legion Hall from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. which include hot dogs, chips and drinks. For details call (937) 446-3191 or (937)213-1245. “Core Construction” meeting with Eastern Local School Board has been scheduled for Monday, December 12 beginning at 9 a.m. for the purpose of viewing the construction. Public is invited. Brown County Singing Convention will take place at the Eastwood Community Church, 2225 Hales Way Suite 220 on Friday, December 16 beginning at 7 p.m. If you have any questions or for directions to the church please contact Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259. Relay for Life 2012 committee and team meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Greystone Model Home, 221 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab. Desserts and coffee, invite survivors, friends, family and team members. Brown County Chamber of Commerce meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15 beginning at 8 a.m. at the chamber office. A business round-table is held at the end of each meeting and is open to all attendees. The public is always open


Diabetes Support Group, Brown County Sugar Helpers invites everyone interested in learning more about diabetes to monthly meetings, second Monday of every month, including Monday, December 12 beginning at 6:30 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Self-Defense Class at the Sardinia Church of Christ will be offered on Sunday, December 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Instructor will be 4th degree black belt and CCU Professor Dale Holzbaur. The cost is only $20 and includes 2 hours of training and a defense stick. For more information call (937) 446-2594. 12th Annual Living Christmas Tree will be presented by the Mt. Orab Church of Christ on Friday, December 9, Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, each night at 7:30 p.m. prompt. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The church will be collecting canned goods or nonperishable food items at the door. Christmas Dinner at the Rambler Gym Center sponsored by the Knitters and Weavers Group will

be held on Sunday, December 4. This dinner is open to the public. For more information call (937) 377-4300.

schools located in Brown County. Please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444 or any society member to purchase a book.

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21 at the Brown SWCD office located at 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public.

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.

A Night with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held on Saturday, December 17 at the Rambler Gym Center. The event will be assisted by the girl scouts and everyone is welcome. For more information call Bobbie Sue Tibbe at (937) 3774300 or (937) 974-0063. Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation grants for 2012 application deadline is December 30, 2011. To download grant guidelines and application and learn more about the National Youth Fishing ad Boating Initiative visit Applicants will be notified in April 2012. Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Course will begin on Tuesday, January 3 at UC Clermont College in Batavia. The program consists of 582 hours and covers two quarters. Tuition only $4,363. For more information visit olice_academy.html or call (513) 732-5319. Christmas Extravaganza at the fellowship hall of the Williams Corner Church of God in Goshen will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event will include many crafters and vendors with Christmas gifts galore to pick from. The church is located at 6162 St. Rt. 132. For details call Darla at (513) 519-7159 or Joni at (513) 325-7373. Southern Hills Joint Vocational Board of Education meeting has been moved to Thursday, December 15 beginning at 6 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner, will be held at noon on Sunday, December 11 at the new Sardinia Elementary School. Call 446-2523 for details. 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. 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. 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) 4443446. 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

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. Crafting Classes will begin the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. 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 E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-5537393, 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 sponsored by private donations. 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) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.

Have you noticed the abundance of fruit on your Osageorange trees? I just spent an hour tossing hedge apples into the tree line and as always…..kept count! This was a favorite “chore” that my great nieces used to help me with. We always counted as we tossed. This year I have the highest number ever! 750 hedge apples have fallen into my yard and there are still about 100 up in the tree. I was tempted to wear a hard hat while I was working, but my husband made fun of me. I made him promise that he would come and check on me after an hour had passed. The fruits are huge this year and one falling from the top of the tree would surely give me a good bump on the head! The Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera), is a member of the Mulberry family. It can grow to a height of 30 to 40 feet. This ornamental tree was named after Osage Indians, who made bows and clubs from the wood. Its dimpled fruit, which resembles an orange skin, has been called Horse Apples or Hedge Apples. Planted around homesteads before barbed wire was available, Osage-oranges thorns helped the tree serve as a substitute for fences. The wood is hard, tough and durable, but not used commercially. Yellow substance from the roots was used to dye clothing and baskets. This was the first tree sample Lewis and Clark sent back from the Louisiana Territory in 1804. The oldest living Osage-orange tree is estimated to be 35- to 400 years old in Virginia. This week I was asked a question that I couldn’t answer. “Will black-oil sunflower seed shells left by birds below the feeder affect the flowering of plants in the garden?” After some research, I found the answer on the website of The Ohio State University’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science ( Black-oil sunflower is the hands down favorite food of birds at feeders in the winter. However, sunflower hulls dropped to the ground can have an allelopathic effect on other plants and can cause wilting, discoloration, death, etc. Allelopathy is the chemical inhibition of the germination or growth of another plant, and it is a complex phenomenon. Some plants may be affected by a toxic compound produced by one plant, while others are not. The most common allelopathic interaction we think about is black walnut inhibiting growth of many plants grown near it. The toxic effect can be transferred to other plants in various ways; a substance can volatilize or be

Holiday Extravaganza scheduled There will be a Holiday Extravaganza at the Best Western, Mt. Orab on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Vendors will include Tastefully Simple, Mary Key, Pampered Chef, Pure Romance, Thirty-One and Scentsy.

Grange to hold craft fair, bazaar The Mowrystown Holiday Craft Fair & Bazaar will be held at Whiteoak High School, North High Street, Mowrystown, Ohio on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Menu to include soups, sandwiches, chips, pies, cakes and drinks. Santa will be making an appearance following the holiday parade which will begin at Crop Production (west Main Street) at 1:00 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served while pictures with Santa are being taken. Vendor spaces are still available. Please call 937-4424704 for more information or if you would like a space.

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transferred by water leaching toxic compounds out of leaves or twigs, for example. Such is the case with the sunflower; the toxic compound is leached from the shell. I learn something new about gardening every single day! Now to your homework from last week – did you count the Woolly Bears crossing the road? On my walk around my three mile “block”, I counted 30 Woolly Bears trying to cross the road! Why do they cross the road? To get to the other side….of course! Sorry…I couldn’t resist. These caterpillars are on the search for a perfect spot under bark or in a log or rock cavity to hibernate for winter. This black and brown banded Woolly Bear is the larva of the Isabella tiger moth. There are two generations per year; this harmless caterpillar feeds in summer on plants such as dandelions, asters, clovers, maples, and weeds. The second-generation Woolly Bear hibernates over winter; in the spring, it feeds some before making a cocoon, from which the adult moth emerges in early summer. The Isabella tiger moth is a common, mediumsized moth with a stout body and yellowish-orange to creamcolored wings spotted with black. Folklore of the eastern

United States and Canada holds that the relative amounts of brown and black on the skin of a Woolly Bear caterpillar are an indication of the severity of the coming winter. It is believed that if a Woolly Bear’s brown stripe is thick, the winter weather will be mild and if the brown stripes are narrow, the winter will be severe. In reality, hatchlings from the same clutch of eggs can display considerable variation in their color distributions, and the brown band tends to grow with age; if there is any truth to the aphorism, it is highly speculative. I guess on the Woolly Bear knows for sure. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the free informational seminars being presented by Brown County Master Gardeners at the Fincastle campus of Southern State College. Seminars are held in the library, 6 - 7:30 p.m. The schedule includes: January 19 – Meditation Gardens February 23 – Starting Seeds March 15 – Flowers April 18 – Container Gardening May 17 – Herbs Brown County Master Gardener, Mike Hannah, is still answering your gardening questions. You can e-mail your questions to

Technology or tradition I have talked to a lot of Ohio deer hunters over the past few weeks about the new checking system. To find out if they liked it or not, and how convent it was for them. I found that the younger hunters say the age of 30 and younger liked it and found it to be easy to use. But the hunters I talked to that are 30 plus years, like myself have found it to be a little of a challenge. I think this is because the younger hunter are more into technology and the older hunters are old school, what I mean is the younger hunters have grown up using cell phones and computers, which makes it second nature to them, and most of the younger hunters are fast paced, and with the older hunters they have to take a longer time when they use it and sometimes become frustrated, and when you get older you move a little slow, make that a lot slower. But both the young and older hunters agree that they miss taking their deer to the local checking station to tag it in. Hunters would go to a checking station just to see what was being checked in and talk to other hunters about what they have seen during the year and to share each other stories. This has become a long time tradition with hunters, but with the new system we have gotten away from it. Another thing hunters have stated they miss is the metal tag they received when they checked a deer or turkey in. This metal tag is like a band from a duck or goose that water foul hunters keep, as part of the memories they have from a special hunt. The memories of a hunt can be the greatest trophy of all sometimes more special than a big buck or a turkey with a long beard. A


WORKING HUNTER JEFF KRESS hunt should be enjoyed and savored so why would you want to rush it by not sharing it with other hunters at the checking station. So technology is great and it makes things convent and faster but for who the hunters or the ODNR. It just my opinion the new checking system has taken away part of the great traditions we have had over the past years of hunting by not being able to share each others hunts. Another thing that would often come about when you would go to the checking station you would make a new friend or hunting buddy, but when you use the phone or computer you don’t interact with anyone one on one or face to face. Now you can post your pictures and stories on face book and you have friends on face book that you can share your hunts with. So technology or tradition is just a personal choice it is up to the individual what they prefer, both have advantages and disadvantages. The ODNR will be having extended hotline hours for the upcoming Ohio gun season for hunters that have questions. You can call 1-800-945-3543 between 8a.m. to 7p.m. on all of the dates listed Friday 11/25/11,Saturday and Sunday November 26-27, Monday through Friday November 28December 2 and on the weekends of December 3-4 and 1718, they will be closed Thanksgiving day. Good luck to all during the upcoming Ohio Gun season.


Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate, caring volunteers Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,” who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. “Ultimate Givers” visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide

respite for those caring for terminally ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an “Ultimate Giver,” please contact Jackie Bouvette at 513-793-5070 or complete an application online at Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice “Ultimate Giver,” participants must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying.

Sardinia seniors invited to Christmas Dinner Senior citizens of Sardinia, please join us for a Christmas Dinner, to be served at the new Sardinia Elementary School just east of town, on December 11. Doors open at noon,

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UC Clermont College is now registering students for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Course starting January 3, 2012. The program consists of 582 hours and covers two quarters in which the students will earn 36 credit hours toward their degree. The tuition and administrative fees totaling $4263, covers all of the activities in the OPOTA program including the use of the Police Academy firearms, ammunition, and police vehicles. Students may sign up now

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The George A. Lambert American Legion Post 755 of Sardinia will be having their annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 1 p.m. We hope to see all our members and their families there. Everyone please bring a new or gently used, wrapped gift for our auction to help us raise money for the Sardinia Food Pantry so we can help our neighbors. Big and little kids will want to come since Santa will be making a stop during the afternoon. The meat will be furnished so bring a side dish or a dessert and the whole family and join us for a fun afternoon.

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feeder out of a plastic bottle. Maybe provide a gift of service to someone by making a coupon to wash their car or shovel their driveway when they decide to “redeem” that coupon. Buy some seeds to plant with a child this spring. The options are limitless. The last R is recycling. If you end up having to shop for some new items at the store you should try to find items that are packaged in material that can be recycled. Some examples of items that can be recycled locally include cardboard, paperboard (such as Macy’s boxes or other gift boxes), and wrapping paper. You should also try to buy items made out of recycled material whenever possible. The company Patagonia offers many fleece items that are made from recycled material. If you’re shopping for a hunter the company Big Green Targets makes a variety of archery targets out of recycled material. You’ll find a lot of recycled products out there with just a little pre-shopping research. So, as you are getting your shopping plan together for this holiday season, consider the 3 R’s. You will not only be making a merry holiday for you and your family, but you will be helping to provide the gift of sustainability to the Earth and its future inhabitants. Sam Perin is the Education Specialist with Adams Brown Recycling.


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The village of Mowrystown will hold its annual Christmas parade and craft show Saturday, Dec. 3. Parade lineup will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Crop Production on SR 321 west. The parade is set to begin at 1 p.m. All entries in the parade are welcome, and no pre-registration is required. The annual Christmas Craft Show and Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the same day, Dec. 3, at Whiteoak High School. Santa will be visiting with children at the craft show after the parade. For more information on the parade, phone Ed Fryman at 442-4704.

Freedom Fellowship church to have Community Fellowship Freedom Fellowship Church, 7451 Pea Ridge Rd., Hillsboro, is hosting a Community Fellowship free soup and sandwiches at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, (after the parade). The public is welcome.

Self defense classes offered in Sardinia The Sardinia Church of Christ will be offering a self defense class on Sunday, December 4 from 2 - 4 p.m. with 4th degree black belt and CCU professor Dale Holzbaur. Cost will be $20.00 (includes 2 hours of training and a defense stick). Please contact Sardinia Church of Christ and pay class fees prior to November 27 to register. Must be 18 years old to participate.

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In the column about left handed drugs I mentioned the lock and key theory of how drugs work. Today I’d like to go into a little more detail about that. Basically what this theory says is the shape a drug has matches the shape that a receptor on the affected cell has. For instance, the shape of the drug morphine fits a receptor for the naturally occurring hormone endorphin, so it has the same effect. Before we go any further, I need to go over two terms that are important: agonist and antagonist. Antagonist is probably a word you’re familiar with in a different sense; it refers to the bad guy in literature, the person that is trying to thwart the good guy — the protagonist. In our case, the use is pretty similar, an antagonist is a drug or chemical that has an effect by blocking the receptor site. An agonist is a drug or chemical that has an effect by binding to the receptor site. An example of an agonist would be morphine that I mentioned in the introduction. It binds to the endorphin site and triggers a response in the brain to relieve pain. Another agonist would be albuterol that is used by most asthmatics. Albuterol is inhaled and activates the adrenaline receptors, which cause the airways to open up. This is part of the fight-or-flight response that prepares our bodies by allowing for more oxygen. Antagonists are much more interesting, they have to fit into the receptor site but don’t have an effect. Think of trying to unlock your neighbor’s door with your key. The key will go into the lock but it won’t turn. Plus while your key is in the lock, your neighbor will not be able to open his door either because your key is in the way. There are two different ways that antagonists can work. First would be a numbers game. Think of it this way, you have a locked door and a box of keys, and in the box you have a mixture of "good" keys that will open the door and "bad" keys

Coming next month to Southern State Community College’s Appalachian Gateway Center is the annual Holiday Heritage Festival and Sale. Open to the public, this event will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the college’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia, just north of U.S. Route 32. The Holiday Heritage Festival and Sale is a cherished tradition perfect for the entire family. Guests will have the opportunity to browse and admire unique arts and crafts created solely by local artists. Vendors will offer watercolors, jewelry, pottery, glass creations, blankets/afghans, organic soaps, ornaments,

Chatfield Christmas program set for Dec. 2 Cecilia Huber, OSU will present her annual Christmas program of original music Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the St. Martin campus. This year’s program is entitled “Gloria,” and will feature The Children’s Choir from St. Louis School in Owensville, Sam Ivers, Tim Burgone, Matthew Votto, Jack and Ian McKee, Sue Toth, Martha Wetzel, Chatfield Sound, The Chatfield Choir, and Sr. Cecilia.

HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH that fit the lock but won't open the door. If half of the keys are "good" keys and half are "bad" keys, you will only be able to unlock the door half the time as you try all the keys in the box. The more "bad" keys in the box the more you will block the effect. There are lots of examples of antagonists. For instance, people with high cholesterol take a statin which blocks an enzyme that is responsible for manufacturing cholesterol. People with high blood pressure might take a beta-blocker that blocks adrenaline, or an ACE inhibitor like lisinopril. Antidepressants like Prozac or Zoloft are referred to as SSRI’s, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and they block the protein that clears serotonin from the space between nerve cells. The other way an antagonist can work is by sliding in the keyhole and then binding to the lock so no other keys can be used. Once the chemical fits into the receptor it becomes chemically bound to the site. This type of antagonist is much less common. One example would be the proton pump inhibitors eg. Prilosec, Nexium, or Protonix. When they bind to a proton pump (the acid producing cells in the lining of the stomach) they stop it forever. However since the stomach is such a hostile environment, these cells are constantly being destroyed and recreated, and that’s why you need to take one each day. If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 378-6849, or send an email to You can find archives of previous Health Matters at


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As Thanksgiving dinner concludes and makes its way into the fridge, the Christmas shopping season kicks off. Shoppers hit the stores and find a never ending wave of deals as they hunt for the perfect gifts. Finding that special gift and getting it for a good deal is a very rewarding feeling. This year you can add to that rewarding feeling by protecting the environment while you shop. It’s easy to do when you practice the 3 R’s this shopping season. The first R is reducing. This simply means that while you are shopping you will be looking for ways to reduce the amount of trash you make. Buying in bulk is a great way to reduce waste. Batteries seem to go hand in hand with Christmas gifts since many of the presents we buy require them. Instead of buying a bunch of 4 packs of batteries, reduce waste by purchasing a bulk battery pack containing 16 or more batteries. This way you are getting more 4 times more batteries in one package and 3 less packages to dispose of. Another way to reduce waste is to simplify gift wrap for your presents. Everyone enjoys the sight of a finely wrapped gift complete with ribbons and bows. But, once the presents are opened, the beautiful gift wrapping job you have done is transformed into a pile of shredded waste. This year reduce your holiday waste pile by shopping for the bare minimum in gift

A punch and cookies reception will be held immediately following the concert, where Sr. Cecilia will hold a book signing for her new book, “Quyana,” which tells the story of her adventures as a missionary in northwestern Alaska. The program is funded through the Chatfield College Lulu O. Craig Fine Arts Fund. There is no charge for admission; a free will offering will be taken at the end of the program.

wood crafts, scarves/handbags, quilting, florals, birdfeeders/seeds, metalworking/barn stars, candles, cards, and decorations, as well as homemade jams, apple butter, honey, nutbreads, pies, baked goods, and organic herbs and spices. The public will also have the opportunity to visit the Holiday Heritage Café and enjoy special holiday comfort food. The café offers a kids’ menu and items available for gift purchase. Artisans will give demonstrations in watercolor, pottery, beaded jewelry and more. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment provided by the Southern State Singers choir and local Appalachian and Celtic/folk musicians throughout the festival. Perfect for little ones, Santa’s Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children ages 3-12 accompanied by an adult. Activities for the children include storytelling with Mrs. Claus, $1 craft kits for the children (ornaments, cards, reindeer, treasure chests, jewelry, snowmen) and, most importantly, free pictures with Santa Claus! Assistants will be available to help children with the various activities that will provide life-lasting memories. For more information about the Dec. 3 Holiday Heritage Festival and Sale, please contact Lewis at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3520.



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200 - HELP WANTED 29 SERIOUS people wanted to work from home using a computer. Up to $500-$1500 PT/FT 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.

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MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 1 & 2br Townhouse Starts at $465.00, $565 With discount. Visit our website:

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MT. ORAB, 2br, 1.5ba townhouse, Mill St. equipped kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 plus utilities, $470/deposit, no pets, good credit, reference check required. December/January vacancies, 937-442-3275.


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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 2BR DUPLEX FOR rent in Williamsburg, all utilities, off road parking. 513-286-7300.

BETHEL 2BR, EQUIPPED kitchen, no steps. NO PETS! Available immediately. 513-724-6017, 513-307-4079. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750 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. MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-504-8152.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST New Richmond - 40 hrs/wk Graduate from a Medical Assisting program required. At least one year medical office experience desired.

* Designing & Building Websites * Updating & maintaining current & future clients’ websites * Technical Support for current & future clients * Server Administration

MEDICAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST Milford - As Needed (PRN) Graduate from a Medical Assisting program required. At least one year medical office experience desired. Must be available to travel to all locations as needed.

Required Skills: Strong HTML & CSS knowledge Strong Wordpress developing knowledge Strong customer service/consulting skills Understanding of PHP, MySQL and Apache and Server Administration

LPN Goshen - 40 hrs/wk Must be a licensed LPN in the state of Ohio with at least one year medical office experience desired.

Send resumes to:

CLAIMS SPECIALIST Milford 1 Opening - 40 hours 1 Opening - Temp. Assignment 25 hrs Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; Knowledgeable of medial terminology/HIPAA/CPT/ICD-9 codes. Must be familiar with Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care and Commercial Insurance. Analytical and problem solving is required. Previous healthcare or insurance office experience is preferred.

GROW, INC. is seeking responsible, reliable, dedicated and caring applicants for the following positions: Delegated Nurse; RN, Habilitation Manager, Adult Service Provider, Adult Service Provider Substitute, and Production Supervisor. Applicants should contact Grow, Inc. for an application. Resume and letter of interest required. Must be able to pass drug screening and background check.

We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

Grow, Inc. is located at: 9116 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Phone: 937-378-4891 ext. 34 or ext. 21


or call 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092

Looking for

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



HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO, A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available.

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.

SARDINIA - 2br apartment, $450/mo., some utilities paid. Houses $450, 2br, $575, 3br, no dogs, outside smoking only. 513-309-4349. SARDINIA 2br, equipped kitchen, no pets, gas heat, $425/mo. plus deposit. Call 513-706-6028. SHAWNEE MEADOWS APARTMENTS 200 Tri Co. Road Seaman, OH 937-386-3131 Accepting applications for one bedroom ranch style units. Water, trash and sewage included. Rents starting at $420.00 per month. An affordable housing community for 62 years of age and older, handicap/disabled regardless of age. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

TDD 1-800-750-0750 Equal Housing Opportunity

WILLIAMSBURG - 2 & 3br apartments, all utilities paid, deposit required, no pets, 513-724-5560.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT FOR RENT - Eastgate 2br older home. 513-752-2917.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR, HOUSE ON Lake Lorelei, $750/mo. plus deposit. Swim, fish or boat from your back yard. Call 513-875-3459. 3BR, 2BA home in Fayetteville. $600/mo. plus utilities, deposit required. 513-646-3597. 4BR HOUSE for rent or land contract in Mt. Orab. No pets! Please call RE/MAX at 937-213-1548. ABERDEEN - 3br, 1ba ranch home w/full basement & fenced backyard, appliances included, $600/mo. plus deposit & utilities. Immediate occupancy, 937-213-3188 or 937-515-1701. FOR RENT: House AND/OR barn w/acreage for horses. Outside of Feesburg, House only rental: $700. House, barn w/acreage rental: $850. For more information call 937-378-2607 or 513-256-2865. HOUSE FOR rent - 3br, 2ba, out in the country, Brown Co./Clermont line (southern part), close to 52. $650/mo., $650/dep.; 1 house south of Georgetown, 2br, $600 plus deposit. 937-378-3317. SARDINIA - Newly remodeled 4br w/basement, fenced yard, large detached garage, $695/mo. 513-624-7614.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3BR, 1-ACRE lot, storage shed, newly remodeled, no pets, good credit, $500/mo plus deposit. 937-444-3701. 3BR, 2BA mobile home for rent in country, WBSD. Call 937-515-4758. Need references & deposit. MOBILE HOME, located in Brown Williamsburg area, ated on 1+ plus 513-286-7300.

3br, Co., situacre.

MT. ORAB area -16x80 mobile home in country, 3br, 2ba. References required. 937-444-2720.


Sports Reporter wanted for weekly suburban newspaper. Job duties include game and feature stories, photography and page layout. Ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism or related field, writing experience and the ability to produce quality stories under deadline pressure. Working knowledge of Quark and layout experience a plus. An excellent position for recent college graduates or seasoned reporters looking for a new beat.

2400 SQ. ft., Georgetown, close to hospital, $1800/mo. plus deposit. Office or retail. 513-582-7894. 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.

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

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres) OWNER FINANCING - 5/acres, 3br, 2ba ranch, 7079 Yockey Rd., $5000/down, $664 per month, 2yr. Balloon, immediate occupancy; Also, 4br, 2ba, 118 S. High St., Mt. Orab, $2000/down, $606 per month, 2yr. Balloon, zoned business. 937-213-2060.

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.

Send resume, writing samples and references to:

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 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.

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.

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

600 - FURNITURE NEW BEAUTIFUL full size mattress set with memory foam, Factory Warranty, $800 value, sell for $270. 937-515-6590.

607 - FIREWOOD SEASONED & Split mixed hardwood, $80 full-size pickup truckload, thrown in & thrown out, will deliver in areas between Mt. Orab & Felicity & Amelia & Georgetown. 937-379-5071 or 937-670-0307. Prefer cash payment with receipt. 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.

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


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

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Fax: (513) 732-6344 or E-mail:

615 - MISC. FOR SALE “WESLO CADENCE” adjustable treadmill (hardly used), $150; La-Z-Boy rocker recliner, $50; cherry coffee table & 2-matching end tables, $50. Call 937-446-4275 after 4pm.

802 - MOTORCYCLES/ MINI-BIKES 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.





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 JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

901 - SALES SIX-VENDOR HOLIDAY Extravaganza! Best Western, Mt. Orab. Dec. 3rd, 1:30-4:30pm. Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Pure Romance, Thirty-One, Scentsy.





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The Brown County Press - Sunday, November 27, 2011 - Page 21





Bert Thomas Direct:937-444-2833 Cell: 937-213-2833

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1289593- Sardinia - FIRST OFFERING! Custom Blt Full Brick 5 BR 3 BA home sitting atop a gently rolling knoll. Master BR suite on the 1st flr. Newer roof, furnace and HWH. Lrg. eat-in country kitchen w/re-finished cabinets. 3 season room on rear. Stocked pond. $249,900






Office: (513) 474-3500

Office: (513) 474-3500


Bert Thomas Direct:937-444-2833 Cell: 937-213-2833 email: web:

Office: (513) 474-3500

1291557- Mt. Orab - Look no further! 3-sided Brick Ranch w/full walkout bsmt. 3BD, 1BA. 2000+ sq.ft. living area. Absolute move-in condition. Brand new carpet. Perfect for 4-H Projects & Family Run.Det. 2 car gar. Won't last long!!! $109,900 Add'l 30.5 ac that adjoins property is avail. for $99,000.00




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





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


1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre Mini-Farm. 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



1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. 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. $69,900

Cell: 937-213-0902


We can represent buyers on ANYONE'S listing!

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

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





Dominic Thomas



1281262- 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. $89,900






1289593- Sardinia - FIRST OFFERING! Custom Blt Full Brick 5 BR 3 Ba home sitting atop a gently rolling knoll. Master BR suite on the 1st flr. Newer roof, furnace and HWH. Lrg. eat-in country kitchen w/re-finished cabinets. 3 season room on rear. Stocked pond. $249,900

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


LD PEN 1270287DING 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. $89,900 GE

1267673 - Mt. HAN 1289196- Lake Waynoka- Simply ICE C Orab - Brand Magnificent! 3BD, 2BA. This is a custom built P R New Fall Schlabach home. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Hardwood entry and kitchen Landscaping! Great curb appeal. Beautiful brand flring. Beautiful kitchen cabinets w/crown new hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, & molding. Kit. island. MBR suite w/stand up Dining Rm. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new paint, carpet and fixtures. Covered front porch and a nice shower. Spacious laundry rm. $129,900 sized deck all on 2.87 ac. Shed with built in horse stall. Nice setting. Ready to move in. $69,900


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

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 Higginsport2BR 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




1290259- Mt. Orab - Excellent Investment Property! 4 bay and 4 vacuum cleaner carwash located in the heart of Mt. Orab, Brown Counties fastest growing area. One no touch bay and 3 self service all w/ heated concrete flrs. Contact Mgr. will consider staying. $300,000





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. $189,900

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



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

Holiday Auction Warren Hagge Auctioneer 937-213-7696

Bob Lester

Martine Wirthlin

Huff Realty The Lester / Wirthlin Team Selling South West Ohio Residential and Commercial SALES AND AUCTIONS

Buford, Ohio Sunday, December 4th, 2011 2:00 pm

We can also find a renter for your property


Call Bob Lester 513-509-3803 Or Martine Wirthlin 513-602-4274

All New Items! Food Available! Old Buford Elementary School The Clay Township Community Center Apprentice Auctioneer: Larry Fussnecker

O D D PUBLIC AUCTION Gallipolis, Ohio Saturday, DEC. 3rd, 2011- 10:00 AM LARGE FARM AUCTION - Tractors, Motorhome, Dozers, Skidsteer, Semi's, Irrigation, Grain, Silage, Tillage, Harvesting, Produce, Wagons, Much More.

Our papers are the blueprint for a happy future for you and your family. Check all our papers to locate the best deals on great homes all around town. To place your Real Estate ad, please call: 513-732-2511 or 1-800-404-3157


CAMPBELL AUCTIONEERS ---- 513-218-3742


If you’re preparing to sell your house, start by doing a few simple things that will make your house seem more appealing and increase its value to prospective buyers.

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Fix and paint fences, house trim, and railings. • Mow the lawn, sweep the walk, and eliminate clutter. Polish front-door brass, and make sure the bell and porch lights are working A new door mat and flowering plants make a good first impression. Bathrooms and kitchens should be in good working order, and be neat and clean. All mechanical and electrical devices should function properly. Excellent Condition

Fences ................... House Trim ............ Railings .................. Front-Door Brass ... Porch Lights .......... Floors .................... Landscaping .......... Lawn ...................... Sidewalk ................ Bathrooms ............. Kitchen .................. Walls ......................

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Wiring ........................ Garage ....................... Basement ................... Boiler ......................... Gutters ...................... Windows .................... Staircases .................. Roof ........................... Driveway .................... Attic........................... Insulation................... Chimney/Fireplaces ....

Acceptable Condition

Needs Work



Check off the items on this handy checklist to help you evaluate your home and decide what will need work. Remember when you are ready, our experienced sales specialists can help you locate prime prospects and get the price you’re looking for.



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