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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 No. 32

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ohio State budget to touch everyone in county The new 2012-2013 twoyear proposed budget for the state of Ohio affects every citizen of Brown County. School districts are looking at a 16 percent cut over the next two years. Local library funds have been cut five percent. Even the Fair Board took a seven percent hit. Brown County Job and Family Services Director Mitch Sharp said he expects his three million dollar budget to be cut by about ten percent. Sharp said that Temporary Assistance to Needy Families funds are expected to be cut, as well as some funding for child support enforcement, adoption services and other programs. Sharp said other efforts to

save money in his department are continuing. “We’re going to a ‘case bank’ system July 1. That means that someone who has had the same caseworker in the past will now get help from the first person available.” Sharp said he does not expect a decline in service with the new system. He added that he did not expect to lay off any workers as a response to the cuts, citing cost-saving measures implemented over the past three years. Sharp concluded by saying that the Governor has proposed many policy changes as well as spending cuts and the effects of those changes on his budget may not be known for months. County, Village and Township Officials found out that the Local Government

Fund will be cut 25 percent in 2012 and 25 percent more in 2013, leaving them with half of the money they got from the state this year. The new numbers go into effect on July 1. Local Government funding for 2010-2011 for Brown County totaled $1,142,652.55. $571, 326, went to the county and the other half was split among villages and townships. Since the state budget runs from July-June and the county budget runs JanuaryDecember, figuring out the funding reductions for the upcoming calendar years is complicated. The first six months of 2011 are based on current funding, with cuts beginning July 1. The cuts work out to Brown County receiving $513,900 in calendar year 2011 and

$368,150 in calendar year 2012. “Two hundred thousand dollars is not an easy thing to get around”, said County Commission President Ralph Jennings. He added that the commissioners had planned the 2011 budget with a 20 percent cut in the Local Government Fund, so the impact of a 25 percent cut is “a little easier to take”. Jennings said more money might flow into the county coffers if the economy picks up, but “We have to budget based on current revenue projections. If things improve, that will be a bonus, but we have to be careful when we’re talking about spending the taxpayers money.” The village of Mount Orab will be losing almost 22 thousand dollars over the next two

years. “Any time you lose a big number like that, it hurts.”, said Mayor Bruce Lunsford. Lunsford said that the village Police Department would likely feel the impact. “Our Police Department takes up the biggest part of our general fund. With these cuts, we’re not going to be able to replace a police officer that resigned last December.” Georgetown Village Administrator Kelly Jones said his village is under similar circumstances, facing a 23 thousand dollar cut over the next two years. “Obviously, it’s going to hurt, but we’re waiting to see what the final numbers are.” He expressed some frustration with the process as well. “The state didn’t get into this position in one year and

BCGH Board names two new members as sale talks progress BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Brown County Hospital Board is back to eight members following the re-appointment of Ben Houser and the appointment of Ed Furmann Lake Lorelei. Board Chairman Eric Sontag said that Furmann is a retired engineer who is already familiar with many of the issues facing the board. The board had consisted of seven members since Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler left the board in February of 2009 to take the bench following his election. Ohio Revised Code requires hospital boards to consist of six, eight or ten members, meaning the board was out of compliance with state law from February of 2009 until March 16 of this year. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said any action taken by the board during that time cannot be legally challenged in her opinion because the board still had a quorum of at least five members. Brown County Hospital Board President Eric Sontag

said that Gusweilers position was not immediately filled in 2009 because efforts to sell the hospital were underway and that another board member might have only served a matter of weeks. That logic was echoed in minutes from of the Appointing Board from March 12, 2009 which read “(Former Commissioner Margery) Paeltz stated several concerns. If and when the hospital becomes affiliated, merges or etc, is this the right time to add a new board member?” The Appointing Board voted to advertise the position and met again April 7, 2009 to consider the applications received. Minutes from that meeting read “Mrs. Paeltz stated the hospital is going through many changes, and the appointment does not need to happen today. Judge Gusweiler will talk to (CEO Mike) Patterson to see what needs to be done before a decision is made on the new Hospital Board of Trustees. Then the Hospital Appointing Board will meet to decide within the next two or three weeks.”

The option of the Appointment Board to make the selection then lapsed in July of 2009. The Brown County Hospital Appointing Board met last week on March 14 to discuss the re-appointment of Houser, whose term had expired. The Appointing Board consists of Brown County Commissioners Ralph Jennings, William Geschwind and Rick Eagan as well as the senior probate and common pleas judges, in this case, Judge Margaret Clark and Gusweiler. Much of the discussion centered on the idea of either not re-appointing Houser to take the board back to six members or re-appointing him and then allowing the hospital board to appoint an eighth member. Ohio Revised Code says that the Appointing Board “shall fill a vacancy no later than six months after the vacancy occurs.” That means the board had until July of 2009 to replace Gusweiler. When that date passed, responsibility to fill the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Woman’s body found near Aberdeen BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

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Michael Hart makes a point during his sentencing in February.

Michael Hart files appeal of misdemeanor conviction BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Georgetown business owner Michael Hart is appealing his misdemeanor conviction of unlawfully restraining County Commission President Ralph Jennings. Hart filed a notice of appeal on March 16.

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budget, the five school districts in Brown County will each be effected by the cuts in different ways. The state has cut spending for the state Department of Education by 11.5 percent starting in July of 2011 and by another 4.9 percent in July of 2012. The final numbers for individual districts are still being determined. Western Brown Local School District Interim Superintendent Tom Durbin stated that he is still looking at the numbers for his district and has plenty of questions. “I got online and was reading from a Cincinnati paper that left me wondering if the cuts are 11.5 percent the first year or 12.1 the first year,” Durbin said. “And then I have to ask just how much of that is CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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His actual appeal is being prepared by attorney Thomas Eagle and will be filed at a later date. Hart was arrested in July after confronting Jennings in the United Dairy Farmers parking lot in Georgetown. Hart remained in the Brown County Jail for 63 days until CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

The Brown County Sheriff’s office is investigating a death in the Aberdeen area at press time. Chief Deputy John Schadle said that a woman was reported to be non-responsive on the morning of March 17. He said she was taken to a Maysville area hospital where she was pronounced dead. “The cause of death has not yet been determined and we are doing a standard death investigation”, Schadle said. The Brown County Coroner has yet to rule on the manner of death. No further information was publically available at press time pending the notification of family members.


G’town superintendent leaving, board to begin search for replacement

Schools brace for impact as state budget released By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

they shouldn’t try to get out of it in two”, Jones said. “Sometimes I don’t think elected officials understand the problems faced by small townships and villages.” Lunsford and Jones also mentioned the proposed elimination of the estate tax as another factor that could effect their village budgets by tens of thousands of dollars. The Ohio Veterans Homes in Ohio are facing a cut of two million dollars statewide. Drew Vogel of the Georgetown Veterans Home said it was too early to tell how much the Georgetown facility would be affected. Mike McKinney, Director of Communications for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services said “This is the most challenging budget for the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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About 150 people gathered in Georgetown to listen to Bubp and express their opinion on Senate Bill 5.

Dozens grill Rep. Danny Bubp over Senate Bill 5 By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Representative Danny Bubp listened intently for over two hours last week as more than 175 concerned teachers, firefighters, EMT’s and other community members expressed their anger and con-

fusion over SB5. “I just came from Adams County where I listened to over 100 people on SB-5,” Bubp began, “I spent this last weekend reading this bill trying to understand it, and let me tell you, it’s not an easy read.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

Georgetown Exempted Village Schools have now joined the list of local school districts in search of a new superintendent. Tony Dunn officially submitted his letter of resignation during the Georgetown school board meeting Wednesday night, March 16. In the letter, Dunn thanked everyone in the system for allowing him the opportunity to serve the district for the past two years and eight months. The resignation is effective as of midnight on April 30, 2011. Dunn has accepted a position as Superintendent of the Belpre City Schools and will begin there on May, 1. The board also received a letter of retirement from CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Superintendent of Georgetown Exempted Village Schools, Dwight A. (Tony) Dunn, presented the board with his letter of resignation at the March 16 meeting. Dunn has accepted a position as Superintendent with the Belpre City Schools.

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Ten people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on March 16. 51 year old George Hale of Felicity faces one count of gross sexual imposition, a third degree felony. Hale is accused of having sexual contact on March 5 with a victim under 13 years old. Hale pleaded guilty to rape charges in 1999 with the victim in that case also being under 13. 20 year old Corey Bridges of Mount Orab faces three counts of trafficking heroin, a fourth degree felony, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, a fourth degree felony, one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, a fifth degree felony and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second degree felony. The charges stem from offenses allegedly committed in June of 2009 and October of 2010. 20 year old Jonathan Pendleton of Owensville faces three counts of trafficking heroin, a fourth degree felony, one count of trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, a fifth degree felony and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second degree felony. The charges stem from offenses allegedly committed in October and November of 2010. 27 year old Shanna Pettit, address unknown, faces charges of illegal processing of drug documents, a fourth degree felony and one count of theft of drugs, a fourth degree felony. The charges stem from offenses allegedly committed on Feb. 22. 42 year old Sally BackBenhase is charged with one

count of possession of cocaine, a fifth degree felony. The charges stem from offenses allegedly committed on Nov. 19, 2010. 21 year old Thomas Williams of Felicity faces two counts of breaking and entering and one count of theft, both fifth degree felonies. Williams is accused of obtaining personal property belonging to Mitch Miller on Feb. 16. 23 year old Benjamin Shope of Hamilton faces two counts of breaking and entering and one count of theft, all fifth degree felonies. He also faces one fourth degree felony count of carrying a concealed weapon. Shope is accused of obtaining personal property belonging to Mitch Miller on Feb. 16 and of carrying a firearm while committing the offense. 30 year old Kelly Fritz of Williamsburg faces one count of burglary, a second degree felony. Fritz is accused of entering the occupied structure of Stefani Crawford while another person was present with the purpose to commit a criminal offense on Jan. 29. 19 year old Kyle Adkins of Aberdeen faces two counts of theft, one of those being from an elderly or disabled person and one count of misuse of credit cards. Adkins is accused of stealing from Robert Verville in October of 2010 and from Deborah Gill in February of 2011. 19 year old Stephen Danbury of Aberdeen also faces two counts of theft, one of those being from an elderly or disabled person and one count of misuse of credit cards along with Adkins. Danbury is accused of stealing from Robert Verville in October of 2010 and from Deborah Gill in February of 2011.

Chatfield College. Only 250 signed and numbered giclee’ prints will ever be produced of this limited edition work and will be available for purchase. The original painting will be auctioned off at 2 p.m. A limited number of remarques will also be available for purchase, as well as other works by John Ruthven. All proceeds benefit the Ursulines of Brown County and Chatfield College. The reception, hosted by Baylis/Pacetti/Taylor Wealth Management, is free and open to the public. However, reservations are required. Complimentary beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The reception will be held at UBS Financial Services, located at 8044 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH. To R.S.V.P to the reception,

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Homestead gardening lecture offered March 31 at SSCC Southern State Community College will present guest speaker Dona Grant on the topic of homestead gardening 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Learning Resources Center on the college’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. The event is free and open to the public. “With skyrocketing food prices, lower product availability, and an increasing amount of food-borne illnesses associated with mass produced foods, wouldn't it be great to produce your own safe, wholesome foods for your family? “Would you like to offset rising fuel prices by safely and securely burning wood to heat your home and cook your meals?” asks author Dona Grant in her most recent book, “Today’s Homestead II.” Grant and her husband live on a 27-acre family farm near

Winchester. They raise heirloom orchard fruits, kitchen herbs, vegetables and a wide variety of berries for their own consumption and for sale. During the March 31 event, Grant will discuss the basics of homestead gardening, including an introduction to various gardening methods such as lasagna gardening, container gardening, raised bed gardening and conventional gardening. She also will discuss soilbuilding techniques, seeding and transplanting tips, insect and disease control, and harvesting and storing a crop. To learn more, visit Grant’s blog site at For more information about the speaking event at SSCC, please contact Mary Ayres, LRC manager, at 1800-628-7722, ext. 3681, or

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ABCAP Senior Nutrition to hold March For Meals Campaign

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My dog is lost and missing. He is a Boston Bull Terrier. Black and white tux, all-black muzzle and white between the eyes. He weighs about 14 lbs. I am devastated. He was my 86 year old father’s dog. He has been fixed so he could never breed. I AM PRAYING FOR HIS SAFE RETURN HOME. He is a very loveable dog. Cash does not like the cold. He sleeps a lot. He plays a lot. Very friendly. Cash eats like he is starving every meal. Cash does not like loud noises. Cash would never wander off. He is very will trained. LOVED BY ALL. He has allergies and is diabetic.


The Ursulines of Brown County and Chatfield College would like to invite the public to an art reception at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 at UBS Financial Services, where renowned wildlife artist John Ruthven will present his newest commissioned work: Winter Flight – Sacred Heart Chapel (circa 1885). The painting is an acrylic on canvas featuring native Ohio cardinals flying in front of the beautiful Sacred Heart Chapel on the grounds of the Ursulines of Brown County adjacent to Chatfield College. “Chatfield College and the Ursulines are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate John Ruthven’s inimitable wildlife work with a painting that features the chapel and our campus,” said Agatha Fitzgerald, OSU, Faculty member and Alumni Association Advisor for


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Support will help to continue feeding homebound seniors in our community ABCAP Senior Nutrition announced today that it will be participating in the national 2011 March For Meals campaign. Elected officials will be delivering meals on March 23, 2011 to our homebound seniors. Community walkers are also invited to “March a Mile” on March 23, 2011 and take the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) pledge to end senior hunger. Pledge sunbursts are available at a suggested donation of $1.00. There will be a chili dinner and dessert auction fundraiser on March 30, 2011 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. at the ABCAP building located at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, OH. The dessert auction will begin at 6 p.m. “During these tough eco-

nomic times, the food and daily social interaction we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever,” said Denise Neu, Director, ABCAP Senior Nutrition. “We need the community to come out and support our March For Meals events. Our consumers are counting on us and we can’t let them down.” March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Senior nutrition programs across the United States, like ABCAP Senior Nutrition, promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. “Our Meals On Wheels

programs are on the front lines every day in the battle against senior hunger,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals On Wheels and support our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020.” ABCAP Senior Nutrition has delivered meals for the past 37 years to the seniors of Adams and Brown Counties who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, so they may live

independently in their homes for as long as possible. They traveled over 131,000 miles and deliver 71,000 meals in 2010. ABCAP Senior Nutrition continues to lead the advocacy effort for independent living and senior nutrition in Adams and Brown Counties. These efforts have resulted in the improvement in the lives of homebound in Adams and Brown Counties with continued personal independence, daily visits by caring professional and well-balanced nutritious meals.

Toys for Needy Children program to continue The Brown County Peace Officers Association recently announced that they will be continuing the Toys for Needy Children program. The program helped provide toys and

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clothing items for 295 families totaling 693 children in 2010. The Peace Officers Association (POA) has been operating for over 30 years helping both law enforcement agencies and needy families throughout Brown County. The 2010 calendar year was slated to be the last year for the POA due to the lack of manpower but has since come under new leadership. The new officers of the POA consist of members from multiple law enforcement agencies, court personnel and their family members. They hope to continue the valuable efforts of the previous administration and continue helping the families of Brown County. They will be working in conjunction with the USMC Toys for Tots program, several area churches, local food banks and other non-profit organizations. The POA will be accepting applications from needy families in the beginning of November but will be performing necessary preparations in the coming months. If you would like to help the association by making any donations please contact: Christopher Hodges at (513) 479-5755 or Brown County Peace Officers Association P.O. Box 378 Mt. Orab, Oh. 45154.



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didn’t have any idea yet what was going on and how cuts would be made. Carl asked if they could at least give her a estimate to which the board replied no, not at this time. According to Superintendent Simmons, SB5 is probably going to pass after some modification in the house. “Then both the house and the senate will have to agree on those changes,” Simmons said. “Then there is a 90 day holding period after it passes, so nothing can be acted on with that bill for at least 90 days, and during that time it is very probable that at least 321,000 signatures will be presented on a petition to have it placed on the ballot as a referendum. And if they get all that done in time it will be on the 2011 ballot. Once it’s on the ballot, it will still stay frozen. So schools will still act under their current contracts.” In response to Simmons, Carl asked if there will be money to pay teachers. Carl was told the board will not know anything for sure for a couple of weeks when it is determined how the cuts will effect the district. Carl continued her dialog and said she wanted them to

know how she felt about letting the current superintendent go. “With the current funding situation, and all the instability in the state and what’s going on in this district,” Carl said. “I just see such unclear information coming from the state, no certainty. There’s all kinds of uncertainty in the future, not just the funding, I just do not feel that this is the appropriate time to switch superintendents. We need to keep someone who knows the situation, that understands the funding, and it would be better for the students, the teachers and the tax payers if we don’t have a new superintendent at this time. And I would just ask that the board reconsider what the benefits would be to keep the superintendent.” Carl added that she felt the board wasn’t serving the people they were hired to serve and that sometimes, going back is the best way to go. Kendall, treasurer, needed approval on two small amendments to appropriations, which were approved. He got approval to accept amounts and rates for the fiscal year 2012 tax revenue and also got approval to authorize advertising and

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reviewing bids for the new furniture for the school at a cost of $260,000. Kendall also reported that the new superintendent search was going well and the board had received 13 applications which had been reduced to 5 which

the board would immediately begin to interview.. Following each of the district principal’s reports the board heard an update from Bill Mullins, construction supervisor Mullins on the school building project.


The search for a new superintendent for Eastern Local School District has been narrowed from 13 to 5, and finally by Wednesday evening last week the search was narrowed to one. Michelle Filon, a high school principal in Belpre, Ohio, near Athens, is the final candidate for the position and most likely to take over as superintendent for Eastern. According to school treasurer, Kevin Kendall, “Ms. Filon is highly qualified for the position, and we are excited that she will join our district. Eastern Local School District Board of Education met on Tuesday night, only hours after the budget changes from Governor Kasich’s office were announced. According to president of the board, Martin Yockey, the figures have to be studied first before any changes would be considered. The district is, however, looking at least an 11 and a half percent cut in its budget this year and another 4 and a half percent next year. Board member and legislative liaison Vern Creighton told the board that he was still studying the summary of SB5 which has passed the Ohio Senate and is now in the House. “I understand it is having its second hearing this week,”

Creighton said. “But we have been assured that it will pass, and we could see it on the ballot next fall. I’ve also been watching about 30 bills, and watching 5 of them very closely. “Today, House Bill 30 passed the senate which is the first attempt at doing away with unfunded mandates for things like all day kindergarten with class sizes written in to it. At least it was amended to keep funding for the advisory council.” Creighton said that he too has looked at the new budget but is still unsure how it will work. Several board members had attended special meetings with State Representative Danny Bubp both in Adams County and in Georgetown, for discussions over SB5. Board member Ken Kelch said he attended the meeting in Georgetown and stated that it was a good meeting and a lot of suggestions concerning the bill were relayed to Bubp who plans on taking the ideas to Columbus. “Representative Bubp also told us that he thought HB 41 was going to pass which would cut the salaries of state representatives, senators and governors by 5 percent,” Kelch said. “Five percent is five percent, I guess. I am proud to be on this school board, and we’re here to operate this school the best we can.” The board could hold next month’s meeting in Russellville, the issue will be confirmed at a later date. During the recognition of visitors session of the meeting, local resident and parent Stephanie Carl asked the board a couple of questions. “With the reduction in the funding,” Carl began, “Does the board have any kind of projection of rather that means we’ll be losing teachers again or aides.” Board members said they


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Letters to the Editor

An enormous ‘thank you’ from Chatfield College Dear Editor, On Wednesday, March 9th, an accreditation team of peer reviewers from all over the country, representing the Higher Learning Commission, concluded its comprehensive examination of Chatfield College. This was the culmination of a selfstudy process that Chatfield began more than two years ago and has worked diligently upon during that time. I am happy to report to the community that the visiting team will be recommending Chatfield’s reaccreditation for a period of ten years. This is the longest possible

time frame that accreditation can be extended. Obviously, we are thrilled with this result. It confirms and validates what we learned and discovered during the two-year self-study process: Chatfield is a wonderful college, true to its mission, empowering students who might best succeed within our supportive, small college experience. There are some things we can do better, of course, and we are committed to further self-study and continuous improvement. One of the most gratifying aspects of the reaccreditation experience was seeing all of our

ple we have touched, or who have touched us, over the last forty years. I can not adequately express our thanks and appreciation for the way Brown County welcomed the visiting team, and showed its enthusiasm for Chatfield. THANK YOU! We are proud to be a part of Brown County, and we hope to see you sometime soon at our campus in St. Martin. All are welcome at Chatfield College. Big dreams come true here. John P. Tafaro President, Chatfield College

Reader grateful for help at Brown County General Dear Editor, To the doctors and staff of the Brown County General Hospital. This hospital does not enjoy the respect it should have, and I wish to set straight some things.

Firstly, thank you all for everything you did on my behalf. I was admitted into the E.R. having intense seizures and a very high fever. My father was somehow able to get me into a car and to the hospital, which

Student questions Bubp on intent of Senate Bill 5 Dear Editor, I wrote this letter to Danny R. Bubp because I’m a concerned student of Mt. Orab Middle School. Senate Bill Five will effect my school so I wanted him to know what my feelings on this bill were. Dear Mr. Danny R. Bubp, People say high school is the best years of our lives, but when you take away school-based classes like choir, band, FCCLA, FFA and more you take away kids options, and that’s not fair to kids. Though I understand that the government is trying to get the economy back together, taking away classes is not going to help those who are shy, not good at a lot of things, but are good at specific things. When you take away those choices and options you take away the fun and social skills that are needed and loved in a society. I love the United States and Ohio more than I can tell. School is fun or me and my friends because we have the opportunity to do extra things and hang out with people we don’t see that often. I’m going to

my high school next year and I wanted to be in choir, FCCLA, and other classes. If those classes are not offered, school life is going to be limited and to some people boring. Taking away classes and funding may help the economy but will it help those in school during that time? Wouldn’t we be cheated of the full high school experience? Those who are shy and want to join and get out there now can’t because it’s not offered. Will you take away those options to get out of your norm and go spend time with different people, just so the economy can get better with other ways? Will you take away our choices, our social lives and our freedoms? Isn’t it our right under the United States Declaration of Independence to be allowed the pursuit of happiness. If you take away the extra classes you’re taking away our happiness and rights. Mr. Danny R. Bubp I urge you to vote no on Senate Bill Five! A concerned daughter of the United States of America, Abigail Finch

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constituencies rally on our behalf. Our board, administration, faculty, alumni and students, all came out in droves to help tell the Chatfield story. But most amazing of all was the show of support we received from the Brown County community - our neighbors, friends, and business partners throughout - who came to campus on a cold and rainy morning to participate in one of our community coffees and meet the HLC team. We saw many of our colleagues from the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, our vendors and suppliers, and peo-

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must have been no small feat. The E.R. staff determined I had contracted viral meningitis, a very nasty illness and one not easy to diagnose. Everyone at the hospital treated me well, even though at admission time I was not very cooperative or even polite, combative, I believe is the word. All possible was done to make me comfortable, and it must have been a real trial for them to do so. I don’t believe I could have gotten better care anywhere. they kept me from passing away, and by all accounts I was just about there. I have been in bigger hospitals for non life threatening procedures. Sometimes I felt I was just a number in a huge, possibly under staffed facility. I never got that impression at BCGH. Someone was always checking up on me. Statistics say the average doctor/patient visit is twelve

to fifteen minutes in length. Absolutely not the case here, as my doctors made frequent appearances and took the time to talk to me. They didn’t just walk in, scan my chart, then disappear. The people of Brown County are fortunate indeed to find this facility here for them in time of need or tragedy. Any and all efforts should and must be made to ensure these dedicated people receive everything they require to continue their good works. I’d like to apologize here and now for any unseemly behavior exhibited by myself when I was admitted, or thereafter. Sorry guys, you know better than anyone, I wasn’t in my right mind. Thanks again, one and all for my excellent care, and more importantly for my life. Jeff Fulton P.S. Dr. K.J. you the man.

Local NARFE chapter seeking new members Dear Editor, WHAT IS NARFE? National Active and Retired Federal Employees. NARFE's mission has remained the same since 1921, to protect and improve the retirement benefits of federal retirees, employees and their families. Our current legislative agenda focuses on enacting bills to: 1. Extend the Premium Conversion rights that federal and postal employees have to federal annuitants, so that retirees too can pay their Federal Employee Health Benefits premiums with pre-tax dollars and save an average $400 each year 2. Repeal the Social Security Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), two provisions that can substantially reduce the expected retirement income of retired federal workers. People who join NARFE know the most effective means of change starts from within. Each NARFE member's voice and support carries twice its strength in making a difference on Capitol Hill. People who join NARFE know the only way to make

change is to pursue what is right and just so that the only result is the outcome they seek. People who join NARFE know legitimate legislative change involves time, money, dedication and the constant pursuit of what is right and just. It is with this in mind that NARFE has helped change the future for the federal community. NARFE is the only organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to preserving and improving our retirement rights, benefits and annuities. We are also strongly lobbying for not only Federal but also state public and elderly here in Ohio. Recently we have testified on several bills at the Statehouse. One of these bills we were highly instrumental in achieving passage was HB 372; it passed the House in 7 days and the Senate in 28 days. Now our Military Retirement pay beginning 1 January 08 is no longer taxed by the State of Ohio! Thank the NARFE Ohio Federation and military folks for showing up at the bill hearing. AARP was a no show at these hearings although they have 33 Million members. NARFE has 400,000 members. At the hearing for HB 162, persons 65 and CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


of the proudest most adult moments in his life. He said it almost felt historical thinking about how lucky he was to be in a free country and having the right to vote. Friend Five: This may sound simple, but hers was having to fill out her 401K information at work when she was twenty-three. She said she knew she was an adult, but that moment of having to designate funds and name a beneficiary was when she knew for certain she was an adult. For me it happened when I was twenty-one. I was married, a mother, and had a mortgage, but none of those things made me feel like an adult the way planning my father-in-law’s funeral did. He died unexpectedly. My exhusband was his father’s only child, and he was devastated. He could barely function let alone deal with the details. I pulled myself together and took care of everything. I had never had to deal with so many things in my life, but you do what is needed of you at the time. That defines what being an adult is to me. Doing what you have to, even if you don’t want to.

What Do You Think? What restaurant would you like to see come to Brown County?

An Olive Garden Patricia Bryant, Mt. Orab

My wife would like a Red Lobster to come here. Ken McKinley, Hamersville

Olive Garden is my all time favorite restaurant. Pat Catanzaro, Williamsburg

A Taco Bell, the closest one is in Amelia. Shannin, Georgetown



You might think becoming an adult occurs when you turn eighteen. For most of us, that’s not the case. I was discussing this with my friends recently and here are some of the stories of when we felt like we were truly adults. Friend One: He felt like he became an adult during boot camp for The Marines. He said he has never felt more lonely than going through that time. He was away from home for the first time by himself, and there was no one there to baby him. That’s when he knew he was an adult. Friend Two: She became a mother at sixteen. She said having a baby was her wake up call to some of the choices she was making in her life. Nothing feels more adult than having a baby need you every second of it’s life. She had to grow up and become an adult whether she wanted to or not. Friend Three: She was twenty-eight when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing her mother go through treatments, and ultimately win her battle with breast cancer made her realize she is no longer a child, but an adult. An adult that will at times have to take care of and help her parent at times. Friend Four: He is a political junkie and sadly could not vote in a Presidential election until he was twenty-one with the way his birthday fell. He said casting his ballot was one



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A Lone Star Restaurant Tina Johnson, Macon

Red Lobster Geni Forney Mt. Orab

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G’town discusses raising water and sewer rates for non village residents

Patrick, Little working to collect delinquent taxes Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick and Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little have launched an initiative to collect delinquent taxes from manufactured home owners on March 1, 2011. “In a recent review of the delinquent manufactured home accounts, I find the current number of unpaid accounts unacceptable. When a person chooses to become a property owner, they also take on the responsibility and obligation of a taxpayer,” said Patrick. “Some of these homes throughout the county have never had taxes paid. For an example, a manufactured home in one of our villages, valued at $55,000.00, has accumulated charges over $7,000.00. There has been no effort made toward payment in over five years. Every opportunity has been afforded the owner to either pay what is due, or establish a payment plan through the Treasurer’s Office. When my attempts to collect are not successful, I must rely on the assistance of the Prosecutor’s Office and the State mandated laws to collect these taxes.”

“Connie Patrick and I believe in limited government and low taxes”, stated Little, “but the key to keeping taxes low is for everybody to pay his fair share.” Both officials stressed that this was an expansion of their project launched in 2009 to collect delinquent real estate taxes. “We’re about $200,000.00 ahead of where we were this time last year. I’m convinced this is due to our tax collection efforts,” declared Patrick. “Helping Connie collect delinquent taxes is my highest priority after fighting crime” stated Little. “It goes against our principles to ask more from those that already pay their taxes.” Little’s office has started sending letters to manufactured home owners offering them the opportunity to arrange payment plans. Taxpayers who settle now will save court costs and title search fees. For additional information please contact Karen Spires at the Treasurers office at (937) 378-6705 or Steven W. Purtell at the Prosecutor’s office at (937) 378-4151.

Local NARFE chapter seeking new members CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 older exempt, we were there. AARP was a no show. We are currently working on HB and SB to make $10,000 of Annuities Tax exempt also Federal Premium Conversion, GPO and WEP Repeal. Join us today and help save you retirement. Become part of a powerful force of 400,000 plus Members. Start the advantages of NARFE membership by joining today! We need Active and retired members. The price to join NARFE is $40.00 a year for a new member and includes the NARFE Magazine, plus benefits.

The NARFE Ohio Federation has (48) Forty Eight Chapters located in Eight Districts and 1500 members. and Representing Ohio’s 150,000 Federal Employees. Our Chapter 2230 is located in Hillsboro, Ohio and meets every third Monday. For an application and information to join the Chapter in your area, please call President Charles Mercer at 937-695-1443 or Vice President Jerry Townsley. Our chapter is very active in letter writing to all of our Representatives in your Zip Code with great success. Jerry Townsley Fayetteville, V. P. / Membership Chair

“At least one federal fund could be cut,” Jones said, “and also the state inheritance tax might disappear. It’s not a huge amount of dollars that comes in to the village, but it’s enough that we’d pay attention if it disappeared. It could be as much as $100,000 disappearing on an annual basis.” Councilman Dennis White recognized the outstanding job the girls high school basketball team did this year. “They did really well,” White said. “They were 24-0, I believe that is the record for a single season. We are really proud of their accomplishments. Maybe we could do something special for them in recognition of all they did.” Chief of Police Forrest Coburn told council that he was concerned about a report that the Attorney General’s office was running out of funds and the DEA was also running out of funds for meth lab cleanups. “I understand they’re trying to move some funds around,” Chief Coburn said, “Before when we needed a clean-up, they would come in and do the clean-up for nothing, and sometimes they could cost $20,000 or even more.

“Right now I don’t know if they’re going to have enough money to protect the different departments as far as clean-up goes. I don’t know what’s going to happen. If we run on to a big meth lab I just don’t know what we’d do if we had to pay for it.” Chief Coburn explained that because the meth products were so corrosive, explosive and so poisonous that his department doesn’t have the equipment or the training to do the clean-up. “All I know for sure is that we have to do something with it,” he added, “but I don’t know what legal obligation we have to clean it up. It’s a liability for any department. Also, Lt. Freeland and myself had applied for a grant for the SUV, and unfortunately we got a notice from the government that we did not get the grant.” Chief Coburn plans on researching why they didn’t get the grant. The vehicle has been approved by council and ordered and scheduled to arrive soon. The chief asked council if they has seen the Channel 12 crew in Georgetown on Friday, (March 4). “We had an undercover drug operation that began last

December, and we wrapped it up last Wednesday,” he stated, “we ended up with 13 indictments, all for various degrees in trafficking, the majority was pill related. “We had 13 arrest warrants and we were able to get 11 of them taken in. It roughly costs us $12,000. But I’m happy with the way it went, it was a clean sweep.” Chief Coburn also reported that he had been receiving reports on the multitude of feral cats and skunks at the park. Council set the dates for the Georgetown village-wide yard sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 6,7 and 8 and then again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15, 16 and 17, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 9, 10 and 11. Village Administrator Jones reported to the board that a price had been received from Duke Energy for Georgetown Station and the Villa. The price is $71,254 for both. “The problem here is that the purchase is still being held up in their legal department,” Jones said, “ so I don’t know how much longer it will take to complete the purchase.” Jones said the amount was actually cheaper than they had thought it would be. Jones reported that the coun-

ty engineer had completed a guard rail project on Elm Street a week earlier and the job was well done, and cost approximately $500 to $600 less than expected. “I am preparing the documents for the purchase of a new compact track loader (skid steer) for the electric department,” Jones added. “I will advertise the item for two weeks, but I need council’s approval to make the purchase before it is advertised.” The price of the loader is in the low $50,000’s. The board approved the purchase.

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Local Pharmacist weighs in on ‘Health Matters’ BY Tom Callahan, RPh Columnist “Governor pledges $100,000 to drive out the devil” and “Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn reports that 90 percent of crimes prosecuted in Scioto County are drug-related.” Those are quotes from recent articles in Portsmouth Daily Times. This is not just a story from a small Ohio river town, this headline was from Chicago’s Fox news: “Chicago Doctor Accused of Distributing Millions of Illegal Pain Pills.” What those quotes are referring to are the explosion of “PillMills” in and around Portsmouth, Ohio? The phrase “Pill-Mill” is a term used for a medical practice whose only function is to see as many patients as possible and write them prescriptions for various pain medications and nerve pills. These offices usually work on a cash only basis, and there are commonly signs in the office stating that they are not responsible for getting the scripts filled. The reason for these signs is that pharmacies start to recognize that the office is a “PillMill’ and refuses to fill the scripts. This happens in an everexpanding circle until patients from Portsmouth couldn’t get scripts filled as far away as Cincinnati and Columbus. How is this legal, you ask? Well it turns out that pill-mills are a lot like pornography in that they are easy to recognize when you see them but devilishly hard to define in strict legal terms. As a father who watched his daughter die a painful death from cancer less than a year ago, I am reluctant to see legislation that scares legitimate doctors from prescribing for legitimate patients. However as a pharmacist, I am anxious to see these “pill-mills” shut down. Enter House Bill 93, this bill seeks to increase oversight of prescription medications, it also seeks to improve licensing and law-enforcement for pain management clinics. House Bill 93

is sponsored by Rep. Terry Johnson a physician whose district includes Scioto County and is cosponsored by over a dozen other lawmakers including Republican House Speaker William Batchelder and Rep. David Burke, a pharmacist from Marysville and our local representative, Rep. Danny Bubp. One other nice addition included in HB 93 is what is called a “take-back” program. This will enable patients to safely get rid of old unused medications, instead of having the drugs flushed down and into our waterways. Got a question for the Pharmacist? Email questions to We will address questions in future columns.

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Members of the Georgetown Village Council met in regular session on March 10 and promptly had the first readings of two village ordinances. The first ordinance will increase the surcharge to nonresidents of the Village of Georgetown by 50 percent for the collection and disposal of garbage. The current rate for regular residential is $10.23 per month and the current rate for Golden Buckeye cardholders is $8.97. Only non-residents of the village (those living outside the village limits) will be charged the surcharge. The second ordinance was along the same lines in regard to water rates. In other business at the meeting, Village Administrator Kelly Jones reported to the board that the recent census report showed an 18 percent increase in the village population going from 3,691 to 4,331. “That is significant growth, I think,” Mayor Dale Cahall said. “That means we now make up

about 25 percent of the county population. We’re very pleased with these numbers.” Councilman Daryll Gray told the board about some slow running water where Wahl Street comes out on Steven Avenue where there may be some tile damage and there’s some back flow. Jones said he would have someone check it out. Recently Mayor Cahall, Jones and several others met with representatives of Rep. Jean Schmidt, Senator Rob Portman and Representative Sherrod Brown. “The meeting was just to get acquainted,” Cahall said, “basically all three of the, were in complete agreement in that what will cure everything is more jobs. But, not meaning any disrespect, not one of them offered any ideas on how to create jobs.” Cahall said he is hopeful that the state will eventually have some concrete ideas on job creation. Jones discussed two things that in that in his opinion could effect the money that will eventually make it to the village.

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the Summer Season on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Beach Waterpark will host two job fairs in preparation for its 2011 summer season. The park plans to hire nearly 500 seasonal employ-


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ees in all departments. The Beach Waterpark is located at 2590 Waterpark Drive, Mason. Plus at the fair, applicants can learn about the available positions and participate in immediate interviews. Attendees should bring a state-issued driver's license or state-issued ID card and a social security card or birth certificate. Dress to impress and come early! Applicants can complete an application at the fair or online at and bring it to the fair. All applicants must be at least 16 years old. A work permit is required by the state of Ohio for all associates under the age of 18. For more information, visit or call (513) 398-7946.

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The Churches of Christ of Adams County will be holding their fourth Sportsmen’s Expo on Saturday, March 26 at Bethlehem Church of Christ, 505 Bethlehem Road, south of Winchester. Sportsmen and women of various ages will enjoy the wild game samples, side dishes, speakers, mounted displays, compound bow display, and other exhibits. The main program will be from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Optional events will be held earlier, including recreational archery (traditional archers

The 2011 Brown County Spelling Bee is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 7 p.m. The Spelling Bee will be held in the large conference room at the Brown County Educational Service Center located on the fairgrounds in Georgetown. Local school districts will be represented by the winners from buildinglevel spelling bees. The public is cordially invited to attend

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4-H enrollment deadline approaching Brown County’s 4-H Enrollment deadline is fast approaching. April 1 is the deadline for members to be enrolled in a local 4-H Club. Members must attend a school or reside in the county to belong to 4-H. Members join local clubs, take projects and participate in the clubs various community activities.


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A primary source is the most important information that a historian can find. It may be in the form of a letter, a diary, or in this case a person that that lived the historical event. In ninety-five years Thomas Turner has lived through a lot of historical events. His grandmother had been a slave and he grew up on the plantation where she had toiled. Tom is a veteran of WWII. He was an exceptional baseball player and after the war played in both to Mexican League and in the Negro League. That would be more than many men could say they had accomplished but Tom is not just any man. In March of 1965 Tom Turner would march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protest discrimination in voting registration. The freedom march was really three separate marches. March 7, 1965, about 500 civil rights marchers started out of Selma toward the rising sun on U.S. Route 80. When they reached the Edmund Pettus Bridge only six blocks away they were attacked by local and state lawmen. On March 9, Dr. King led a second march to the bridge.

invited), 3:00 - 5:00, and a Hunter Safety Course, 1:00 5:00. (Home Study Completion required before class: Call 937-446-2124 or 1-800wildlife . Admission is FREE (except for archery competition). Everyone in attendance at the end of the event will be eligible for the drawing of door prizes. For more information, or directions, call Tom Claibourne (373-4533). Questions about competitions can be directed to Jeff Johnson (513-310-0319) or Dale Bailey (937-587-3863)

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BY Ned S. Lodwick Brown County Historical Society, President

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The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting the Spring ‘Books are Fun’ book sale on Monday,

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March 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 22 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the main hallway of the hospital. The book sale will be offering a large variety of excellent quality, first run books at reasonable prices that are too good to pass up. In addition, many unique gifts will be offered for sale at an excellent price. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted. All proceeds will be used to buy needed equipment for the hospital.

Brooks to speak to BCGH Auxiliary The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will be having their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at the hospital. This month’s speaker will be Sue Brooks of the Brown County Senior Citizens Center and she will be speaking about the many services that the center has to offer. Mark you calendars to stop by and hear this informative talk. Refreshments will be served by the dietary department. As a reminder, the spring ‘Books are Fun’ book sale will also be in progress on Monday, March 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 22 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the main hallway of the hospital.

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The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an ethics committee meeting and regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. All meetings are held at the Habilitation Center located at 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.



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Voting rights protesters marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March 1965 with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

They stopped short of the bridge, said a prayer, and returned to their starting point. The organizers then received a court order to protect the non-violent marchers on a third march that would reach the capital of Montgomery. Finally, on Sunday, March 21, over 3,000 marchers set out for Montgomery, walking 12 miles a day. At night the marches slept beside the road in fields. The crowd increased every mile of the way so by the time they reached Montgomery on Thursday, March 25, they numbered nearly 25,000. Five months after the last of the three marches, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. "The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men," declared President Lyndon B. Johnson. Those who had lived through the events at Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, which led up to that legislation, agreed with the president. Thomas Turner will tell his

story of “The March” on March 24, 2011 at the Southern Hills Joint Career and Technical Center at 7:30 p.m. The Brown County Historical Society is proud to present a speaker as accomplished as Mr. Turner. He will bring the story alive like he was there. He was there! The program is open to the public at no charge.

G’town church revival starts March 21 The Apple Street Christian Church, corner of Apple and Plum St. Georgetown, will be holding a Revival March 2126 nightly at 7:30 p.m. The Evangelist will be Rev. Matt Blankenship of Olive Hill, Ky and special music by Bro. Terry Fite of Visions Unlimited, Manchester, and Friends. The public is invited to come worship, fellowship and enjoy the spirit and blessings of God. Most of all, remember, God Loves you! Everyone is welcome.

Obituaries Mike Martin, 87 Mike Martin, 87, Hamersville, Oh., passed away Friday, March 11, 2011. Mike was born Sept. 24, 1923 to the late John and Edith Martin (nee Love) in Warnock, Ky. He leaves his wife, Ruth Martin, his daughters Mary Ann Ogle and Jo Ann Smith and his son Mike E. Martin. He also leaves 7 grandchildren, Ryan, Chassity, Billy, Brian, Michael, Kevin and Curtis and eleven greatgrandchildren; Anne, C.J., Kenny, Samantha, Amanda, Emily, Kattie, Gracie, Jesse, Trinity and Zoey. Services were held Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A military service was held graveside at Manchester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to The Bible Fund, c/o Hamersville Baptist Church 1661 State Route 125, Hamersville, Ohio 45130. The Maham Funeral Home, Williamsburg, served the family.

William E. Wallace, 65 William E. Wallace, 65, Sardinia, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011. He was the devoted husband of Debbie J. Wallace (nee Stevens), loving father of William Jr. (Tonya) Wallace and Sally (Bryan) Fancher, dear brother of Jim Wallace, Louis Wallace, Ron Wallace, Helen Brigham, Margie Stuard, Ada Purchnicki, Shirley Rosenacker and the late Estelle Wallace, grandfather of Kasey and Aubrie Wallace and Zachary, Dylan and Devin Fancher. Services were held Friday March 11, 2011. Memorials are requested to the American Lung Association of Ohio SW 4050 Executive Park Dr # 402 Cincinnati, OH 45241-2020 The Moore Family Funeral Home, Batavia, served the family.

Lela Davidson Owens, 91 Lela Davidson Owens, 91 of Sarasota, Flor., formerly of Russellville, Oh., died Friday, March 11, 2011 at her residence. She was a business woman, a successful investor and a supporter of the Sarasota Orchestra, the Florida Studio Theater, the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida and the Luther College in Iowa. Lela was born Nov. 29, 1919 in Ripley, Oh., the daughter of the late Otto and Hattie (Richey) Davidson. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands – Gordon Owens and Kenneth Jackson, one brother – Harold Davidson and two sisters – Helen Howard and Virginia Davidson. Mrs. Owens is survived by one sister – Otta Mae Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio; one nephew – Ralph Davidson and wife Norma of Felicity, Ohio; two great nephews – Jay Davidson and Melody of McAlpin, Florida and John Davidson and wife Carole of Felicity, Ohio; one great-great nephew – Matthew Davidson of Felicity, Ohio and one greatgreat niece – Katilyn Yetterberg and husband Ryan of Chicago, Illinois. Services were held Thursday, March 17, 2011 where Fred Thomas officiated. Interment was in the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville, Oh. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Virginia Zelma Hampton, 82 Virginia Zelma Hampton, 82, passed away March 7, 2011. Surviving her are one sister, Helen Roberts, one daughter, Tena Lori Widmeyer, one son, Rodney Dale Hampton, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, March 11, 2011. Burial was in Buford Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.


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Doris V. Boitnott, 70, Sardinia, Oh., passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011. She was born Sept. 20, 1940 in Wayne Co, Ky., the daughter of the late James W. and Mary V. (Neal) Brummett. She was also preceded in death by 1 brother, Richard Brummett and 2 sisters, Emma Brown and Leadora Brummett. She was a homemaker and member of the Russellville Christian Church. Surviving her is 1 son; William D. Boitnott of Sardinia, 1 daughter; Violet Ball of Mt. Orab, 2 brothers; Paul Brummett of Somerset, Ky., and Oliver Brummett of Corinth, Ky., 2 sisters; Louise Crabtree of Somerset, Ky., and Jewell Carman of Burlington, Ky., 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. There was cremation with no visitation. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Russellville Christian Church where Rev. Dan Lawson officiated. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Billy Joe ‘Bill’ McPherson, Sr. Billy Joe Sr. “Bill” McPherson, Fayetteville, Oh., passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at his residence. He was the loving husband of 52 years to Nancy Lee (nee Osborn) McPherson., dear father of Brenda (Charles) Larrison, Midland, Billy Joe McPherson Jr., Buford, Sandra (Wm) Tressell, Fayetteville and Wayne (Marie) McPherson of Alabama, proud grandfather of several grandchildren and great grandchildren, dear son of the late Fred S. and Nancy E. (nee Lawson) McPherson, devoted brother of Wanda Morgan, Betty Hallaron, Carol King, Donna Shelton, Roger McPherson and the late James McPherson. Bill would swim his dogs at the Owensville Coon Hunters Association. Services were held Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Interment was in Jefferson Twp. Cemetery, Westboro, Oh. The Tufts-Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester, served the family.


Jewell M. Lunsford, 83 Jewell M. Lunsford, 83 of Higginsport, Oh., died Monday, March 14, 2011. She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #367 of Ripley. Mrs. Lunsford loved crocheting. She crocheted hats for newborn babies born at Brown County General Hospital, in Georgetown, for the past thirty plus years. More recently, she crocheted lap blankets for residents at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, near Ripley. Mrs. Lunsford was born June 26, 1927 near Felicity. She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty two years, R. Clayton Lunsford, who passed away in 2001. Mrs. Lunsford is survived by one daughter - Judy Herrmann and husband Keith of Ripley, one step daughter Carol Herrell of Ripley, two sons - Charles Lunsford and wife Darlene of Stockbridge, Ga., and Terry Lunsford and wife Kelly of Higginsport, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, March 18, 20011 where Clark Castle officiated. Interment followed in Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Heart Association. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Elwood C. Null, Jr., 72 Elwood C. Null, Jr., 72, Higginsport, Oh., died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was a retired teamster and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Georgetown, the VFW in Dayton, and the American Legion Post in Vandalia, Oh. Elwood was born May 16, 1938 in Dayton, Oh., the son of the late Elwood C. and Margaret (Myers) Null. Mr. Null is survived by his wife – Sandi (Rodell) Null, whom he married Dec. 24, 1995; four children – Scott (Mindy) Null, Georgetown, Mike (Barb) Null, Dayton, Penelope (Timothey) Kennedy, Georgetown, and Andrew Null of New London, Wisc., four grandchildren – Amy Houge, Amanda (Chuck) Camp, Justin Kennedy and Alisha Kennedy, one great granddaughter – McKinley Compton, one sister – Willadean Lewber, Tipp City, Oh., five step-children – Carol Mease, Las Vegas, Nev., Debi (Daniel) Hall, Middletown, Oh., Michael (Delphi) Mease, Chandler, Az., Christine (Rick) Longieura, Olympia, Wash., and Matthew Mease of Waynesville, nine step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. Services were held Monday, March 14, 2011. Interment was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Arnheim. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Martha Hilda Wilson, 63 Martha Hilda Wilson, 63, Hamersville, passed away on March 8, 2011. Martha was born June 4, 1947. She was the loving wife of Leonard, mother of Melanie (Wayne) Hill, Hamersville, Stephanie (Jared) Manes, Berea, KY, and Scott L. (Jody) Wilson, Hamersville. She also leaves behind 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson, her mother, Ila Tater, Liberty, Ky. She was the sister of Mary Ann (Jimmy) Evans and Billie Ruth Wilson, Houstonville, Ky., and John L (Nicole) Tater, Liberty, Ky. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Friday, March 11, 2011 at Hamersville Baptist Church. A second time of visitation was held at the South Fork Separate Baptist Church in Liberty, Ky., on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. with interment following at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Hamersville Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 178, Hamersville, OH 45130. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Leroy Stout, 67

Arthur R. Smith, 80

Leroy Stout, 67 of Ripley, Oh., died Saturday, March 12, 2011. He loved playing softball and he formerly worked at the tobacco warehouses in Ripley and mowed grass at Maplewwood Cemetery in Ripley. Leroy was born Sept. 13, 1943 in Ripley, Oh., the son of the late Albert and Minnie (Stout) Bennett. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Stradford. Leroy is survived by four sisters - Beverly Lipps of Dayton, Joyce Bennett of Georgetown, Penny Bennett of Peebles, and Dawn Platt of Ripley, one brother - Calvin Bennett of Georgetown. Services were held Saturday, March 19, 2011 where Rev. Willie Howard officiated. Interment will follow the funeral service in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Arthur R. Smith, 80, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Sunday, March 13, 2011. He was born Aug. 16, 1930 to the late Robert and Catherine Smith. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Smith and four brothers, Larry Smith, Dallas Smith, Daniel Smith and Charles Smith. He was the beloved father of Villie A. (George) Foster of Mt. Orab, Arthur "Bobby" (Patty) Smith of Mt. Orab, and Sara D. (Tim) Pierce of Mt. Orab, loving grandfather of Jerod Osborne of Mt. Orab, Jeff "Russ" Osborne of Mt. Orab, Shawna Sexton of Mt. Orab, Dale Osborne of Mt. Orab, Misty Osborne of New Richmond, Angela Blount of Lynchburg, Amanda Smith of Mt. Orab, Danika Howell of Mt. Orab, and Jazmyn Pierce of Mt. Orab, and 14 greatgrandchildren; caring brother of Verna Shinkle of Mt. Orab, Etheleen Smith of Williamsburg, Shirley Vaughn of Kansas, Paul Smith of Florida and James Smith of Mt. Orab. Mr. Smith retired from Cincinnati Box & Partition. Services were held Thursday, March 17, 2011. Interment Greenbush Cemetery, Green Township, Ohio. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Wilma Alice Houk, 89 Wilma Alice Houk, 89, of Hillsboro, formerly of Lynchburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2011. She was born Nov. 3, 1921 in Celina, Ohio, the daughter of the late Leroy and Frances Agnes Murphy Curles. She was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church and the Ladies Sodality; and a member of the Northern Brown County Senior Citizens. She enjoyed playing bingo and crafting, she was also an avid collector of Angels. The real joy in her life was raising eight children, along with foster children, and being a mother to many other children in the family and neighborhood. She is survived by seven children, Nancy Heinz, Batavia, Doris Middleton, Milford, James (Jean) Houk, Milford, Ola May Houk, Gallipolis, Oh., Wilma (Bill) Setty, Lynchburg, Rachel (Mike) Vaughn, Gas City, Ind., and Helen (Edward) Morgan, New Richmond; seventeen grandchildren; thirtyone great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother Paul Curles, Cincinnati; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Olin Houk in 1986; daughter Mary Frances Houk; brother Jack Curles; son-in-law Richard Heinz; and four grandchildren. Services were Monday, March 14, 2011 at the St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, St. Martin Parish where Father Hank Albeitz was the celebrant. Burial followed in the St. Patrick Cemetery in Fayetteville. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Kentucky 41056. The Davis-Turner Funeral Home, Lynchburg, served the family.

Loretta “Lori” Kay Eubanks, 41 Loretta “Lori” Kay Eubanks, 41, Georgetown, Oh., died Sunday, March 13, 2011. She was born Dec. 24, 1969 in Maysville, Ky., the daughter of Deborah (Rose) Eubanks of Georgetown, Oh., and the late Lee Robert Eubanks. In addition to her mother, Miss Eubanks is survived by eight brothers and sisters – Carolyn Sue Schoenling and husband Dick of Alpharetta, Ga., Lee Robert “Bob” Eubanks, Jr. and wife Kathy of Felicity, Barbara Jane Morris of Peoria, Ill., Orville Scott Eubanks of Felicity, Melanie Rose Loche and husband Mark of Boulder, Co., Thomas Wayne Eubanks and wife Christi of Bethel, Larry Eubanks and wife Vickie of Georgetown, and Julie Payne and husband Darin of Ripley, step-mother – Nancy Eubanks of Pebbles, three step-sisters – Lesa Dixon and husband David of Piketon, Rebecca Stephens and husband Thomas of Pebbles, and Sharon Arledge of Ft. Meyer, Fl., and thirty-three nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, March 18, 2011. Interment was in the Laurel Cemetery in Monroe Township. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas A. Wildey School, P.O. Box 8, Owensville, Ohio 45160 The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Bill Fry, 87 Bill Fry, 87, Felicity, Oh., formally of New Harmony, Oh., died on Friday, March 11, 2011. Survived by his wife Lou Vena Peters Fry, 4 sons, Bill (Debbie) Fry, David Fry, George (Nina) Fry and the late Jerry Lee Fry, 12 grandchildren, Jason Fry, Jared Fry, Jayna Ford, Jon Fry, Josh Fry, Jillian Fry, David W Fry, Daryl Fry, Lyle Fry, Lauri Mizutani, Terry Kleineick and Jolie Fry, 7 great- grandchildren, Emerald Fry, Christian Fry, London Fry, Alexia Abercombie, Gabrielle Fry, Damian Fry and Jaelyn Fry, 2 brothers, Robert Fry and the late Edward Earl Fry, 2 sisters, Charlotte Thatcher and the late Margaret Green, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Monday, March 14, 2011. Burial was at the New Harmony Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ohio. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

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Thomas Edwin Walters, 61 of Georgetown, Oh., died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman. He retired after thirtyseven years of service as a mechanic operator for Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company and was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM # 72 and the United Baptist Church in Morrow, Ohio. Tom was born on June 21, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of James Walter of Felicity, and the late Pauline Frances (Flora) Walter. Mr. Walters is survived by his wife – Gwen (Day) Walters; they were married on March 9, 1968. One daughter – Tami Leyendecker of Ripley, Ohio, one son – Rob Walters and wife Adrienne of Georgetown, Ohio, six grandchildren – Cory Ashmore, Felicia Leyendecker, Brooke, T.J., Robi and Champ Walters, his father – James Walter of Felicity, Ohio, one brother – Lee Walters of Higginsport, Ohio, two sisters – Sharon Neace of Jackson, Kentucky and Karen Lykins of Chattanooga, Tennessee, one sister-in-law – Sandy Cummins and husband Larry of Mt. Orab, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. Masonic Services were done Monday. Interment was in the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity, Oh. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 or to the Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Boulevard, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Paul Henry Zimmerer, 84 of Bethel, Oh., died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his residence. He was a retired tool manufacturer for the Ford Motor Company after 28 years of service, a United States WWII Army Veteran, a farmer and a life time member of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Association. Paul was born Sept. 12, 1926 in Cincinnati, Oh., the son of the late Joseph Henry and Ester Barbara (Fleckenstein) Zimmerer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife – Patricia Ann (Richardson) Zimmerer in 2004 and one brother – Donald Zimmerer. Mr. Zimmerer is survived by five children – Paul Zimmerer and wife Deborah of Mt. Orab, Cathy Zimmerer of Cincinnati, David Zimmerer of Georgetown, Barbara Chandler and husband Mark of Bethel, and Linda Zimmerer of Georgetown, six grandchildren – Paula Zimmerer, Paul Zimmerer III, Brandi Zimmerer, Mark Allen Chandler, Justin Chandler and Zachary Chandler and three great grandchildren – Adrienne, Matthew and Hannah. Services were held Friday, March 18, 2011 where Carla Warren officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, with military services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.


XI. Of Justification The great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to those who believe is justification. That justification includes the pardon of sin and the gift of eternal life on the principles of righteousness. It is His righteousness which is imputed unto us. Justification is not bestowed in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood. Acts 13:39; Isa. 53:11; Zech. 13:1; Rom. 8:1; Rom. 5:9; Rom. 5:1; Titus 3:5-7; Rom. 1:17; Hab. 2:4; Gal. 3:11; Rom. 4:1-8; Heb. 10:38. XII. Of Repentance and Faith We believe that repentance and faith are solemn obligations and inseparable graces wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God. Being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy. At the same time we heartily receive the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confess Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour; Acts 20:21; Mark 1:15; Acts 2:37-38; Luke 18:13; Rom. 10:9-11,13; Psa. 51:1-4,7; Isa. 55:6-7; Luke 12:8.

XIII. Of the Church We believe that a Baptist Church is a congregation of baptized believers. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from state and any hierarchy, that the one and only superintended is Christ through the Holy Spirit. Its officers of ordination are pastors or elders whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. It is the responsibility of the church to make individual disciples, to build up the church, and to teach and instruct in the Scriptures. On all matters of membership, of policy, of gov-



ernment, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final. Acts 2:41,42; I Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:11; I Cor. 12:4,8-11; Acts 14:23; Acts 6:5-6; Acts 15:22-23; Acts 20:17-28; I Tim. 3:1-13; Matt. 28:19-20; Col. 1:18; Eph. 5:2324; I Pet. 5:1-4; Acts 15:22; Jude 3-4; II Cor. 8:23-24; I Cor. 16:1; Mal. 3:10; Lev. 27:32; I Cor. 16:2; I Cor. 6:1-3; I Cor. 5:11-13. XIV. Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of partaking of the Lord’s supper and to show forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Acts 8:36-39; Matt. 3:6,16; John 3:23; Rom. 6:3-5; Matt. 28:19-20; Col. 2:12; Acts 2:4142; I Cor. 11:23-28. XV. Of the Perseverance of the Saints True believers are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation. They are separated from superficial professors by their persevering attachment to Christ. John 8:31-32; Col. 1:21-23; I John 2:19; Matt. 13:19-21; Rom. 8:28,35-39; Psa. 121:3; Heb. 1:14; I Pet. 1:5; Phil. 1:6; John 10:28-29.

Continued Next Week!

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Fayetteville FFA Members compete at District Speaking


Fayetteville FFA members competed in the Sub-District Contest at Georgetown High School and three students advanced on to the District 9 Competition at Eastern Brown High School. Ashley Moore received a gold rating and placed 2nd in the FFA Creed Speaking at Sub Districts and advanced to the District Competition. In this category, members memorize the five paragraphs FFA creed and answer questions based on their interpretation. Tyler Parcell placed 1st and received a gold rating at the Sub District Competition for his Beginning Prepared Speech where he addressed the future of agricultural technology and it’s uses. Tyler advanced on to the District Contest where he placed 2nd. Quinn Moore placed second with a gold rating at the Sub District contest and advanced to the District Contest where she placed 1st. In this contest, speakers select a topic and use a limited number of resources to construct a 4-6 minute speech with a 30-minute preparation time. Quinn’s winning speech was on Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture. Both Quinn and

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Left to Right: Ashley Moore, Tyler Parcell, Quinn Moore

Tyler will advance to speak at the State Finals on March 19th at The Ohio State University. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their

potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculeducation. Visit tural for more information.

Red Oak Ranchers schedule next meeting date The Red Oak Ranchers meeting was called to order, then Lidia Pfeffer led in the pledge, followed by roll call by Courtney Kinder. Marilyn Cluxton then handed out awards from last year. Officer training is scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2011 at

6 p.m. will be held at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. The Red Oak Ranchers will be holding their next meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7 p.m. Officers will be installed at the next meeting. All papers to join the Ranchers must be turned in by March 24, 2011. During the meeting flower beds for new members was discussed in addition to a window display. Dues this year are $7.00 for regular members and $8.00 for members with ATV or horses. Candy bars were handed out at the meeting. All money is due to Marilyn Cluxton by Friday April 1, 2011.

Huntington Hotshots install officers




BY JW Curtis Huntington Hotshots 4H News Reporter The meeting started off with our 2011 Huntington Hotshot Officers Installation. As the advisors called their names the officers would come forward and light their candle and hold it high to accept the oath of that office. This years officers are as follows: President: Chelsea Haitz, Vice President: Carlee Haitz, Secretary: Carlee Treasurer: Kayla Haitz, Eichner, News Reporter: JW Curtis, Historian: Johannah Fisher, Recreation Leader: Leanna Kendrick, Environmental Officer: Travis Eichner, Litter Officer: Travis Eichner and Safety Officer: JW Curtis. The officer training will be held at Southern State College Community (Hillsboro Campus) on March 21, 2011 at 6-8:30 p.m. we will be ordering T-shirts next meeting. Remember that each member is to do an approved before demonstration Septembers meeting or you will have to pay full prices for fair pass. On May 15 at 9:30 a.m. The Aberdeen United Methodist Church will have 4-H day we will be helping with the services. If you would like to participate in the service see Lynn we will also be presenting a certificate of appreciation to the church for letting us use the church basement for our meeting. Our club is selling drinks at the Aberdeen 4th of July along with sponsoring a Baby Show. Each member is asked to work at least an hour shift. See Katie Doyle for the sign up sheet. We are asking each member to

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Officer Installed (left-right) Travis Eichner, Leanna Kendrick, Jw Curtis, Carlee Haitz and Chelsea Haitz.

bring a case of pop (24 cans) and each advisor bring a case of water. If you would like for the club to pick up the case of pop than just pay Kayla the $7.00 for the case. You may start bringing the pop or money at the next meeting, The next meeting will be April 11, 2011 at the Maysville

Skating Rink at 6:30 p.m . All members are to bring a snack to share and all advisors are to bring drinks. At this time you will meet with the advisors to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the project to are interested in taking.

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WB FFA attends State The Western Brown FFA participated in the state job interview contest on March 5th. Lara Staples, Dara Howser, and Sydney Gibson all represented Western Brown as well as District 9. Members all typed a cover letter, resume, and references before the competition. Next, each member filled out an application, and went into an interview. Lara Staples placed 3rd in the senior division, Dara Howser placed 2nd in the junior division, and Sydney Gibson placed 3rd in the freshman division. The FFA would like to congratulate the three young ladies for their accomplishments. Pictured left to right are Lara Staples, Sydney Gibson, and Dara Howser.

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Ripley Church of Christ to host Don Todd

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Stewart wins weight loss challenge Sue Wylie (left) of Ideal Nutrition, Mt. Orab, handing out $180 to Sharon Stewart, as the winner, in the recently completed Weight Loss Challenge Express. The Express is a 3 week Weight Loss Challenge with only a $20 registration. Each participant receives 2 weigh-ins and nutritional weight loss coaching from the Wylie's, supporting Herbalife products. The next Express starts April 1, 2011. Contact the Wylie's at 937-444-6161 or for questions or to get registered.



Don Todd, a noted singer, song writer, and evangelist , will be performing an evening of musical praise and worship at the Ripley Church Of Christ, located at the corner of Third and Market Streets in Ripley,on Sunday evening March 20. The special service will begin at 7 p.m. Mr. Todd resides in Memphis Tenn., where he is the founder and director of the Memphis Inner City Outreach Ministry. Mr. Todd's Ministry ministers to the homeless and poor in inner city Memphis. The Inner City Ministry also has outreach programs in the countries of India, Cambodia, Thailand, and Haiti. Mr. Todd is a talented musician and vocalist who presents an evening of uplifting and soul stirring music along with heart touching stories of his ministry to the poor and homeless. The Ripley Church Of Christ invites and welcomes every one in the local and outlying communities to join them in an evening of praising God.

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Durbins celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Fred and Dixie (nee Rardin) Durbin recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A dinner was held in their honor on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab by their sons and daughters-in-law. The couple were married at Glen Este Baptist Church on March 10, 1961. They are the proud parents of two sons, Mark and wife, Lynnette, Russellville and Paul and wife, Kristi, Georgetown. Fred and Dixie have two grandsons, five granddaughters and three great grandsons. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Durbins on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Six Western Brown High School students participated in an all mens choral workshop at Wright State University's Creative Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Prior to the event the students rehearsed six songs in order to be prepared for the long day of rehearsals that Saturday. Once they arrived at Wright State they met up with 50 other high school men from across Ohio along with a 50 voice mens choir from the college. They rehearsed all day under the direction of Dr. James Tipps and gave a concert that evening at 4 p.m. The musical selections included: Workin' For The Dawn of Peace, Dies Irae (Day of Wrath), El Yivneh Hagalil, We All Have a Right, and The Awakening. Participants from left to right: John Turner, Mcree Kidwell, Michael Hall, Blake Ogden, Tim King, and Josh Hakala



WB FFA attends District Judging The Western Brown FFA went to Miami Trace for the district 9 judging contest. Dairy, General Livestock, Poultry, Dairy Foods, and Equine teams all participated. The Dairy team placed 6th in the contest and 4th in the district, Lara Staples was the high placing individual at 8th place. The General Livestock team placed 25th in the contest and 11th in the district. The Poultry team placed 14th in the contest and 7th in the district, Josh Prine placed 27th, and was the high placing individual. The Dairy Foods team placed 9th in the contest and 2nd in the district. Blain Jones was the high placing individual. The Equine team placed 7th in the contest and 2nd in the district, Jessica Willman placed 6th individually. The FFA congratulates all members who participated in the judging events. Above, members pose after the contest.

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Sardinia students share earth-friendly projects


Mrs. Stump’s second grade class at Sardinia Elementary recently created and shared earthfriendly projects. They had been learning about habitats and ways to care for them, such as how pollution can destroy a habitat, causing harm to the plants and animals. Students used their imaginations and re-used items from home to create their projects. Students showed a wide variety of creations – from robots to snakes and bird feeders to fans.

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H’ville Elementary and Middle School holds Spelling Bee On February 2, 2011 Hamersville Elementary and Middle School held its annual Spelling Bee. Two students from each homeroom were selected to represent their class. 2011 Spelling Bee Participants were Front Row: McKenna Emery (6th), Tia Newberry (6th), Emily Cooper (5th), Maddie Whisman (5th), Riley Young (5th), Jennifer Rogers (5th), Nick Waits (8th), and Xander Meisman (8th) Second Row: Melody Cummings (6th), Shelby Osborne (7th), Tori Patton (7th), Chaz Patten (8th), Morgan Fischer (8th), MacKaela Fishcer (8th) and Taylor Wilson (8th) Third Row: Will Stratton (5th), Evan Wells (5th), Brandon Seaman (7th), Damien Whitaker (7th), Matt Donell (6th), and Justin Clark (7th) Back Row: Sammy Cliff (6th), Matt Mason (6th) and Charles Turner (7th) The winners of the 2011 Hamersville Elementary and Middle School Spelling Bee were: 1st place Maddie Whisman (5th) and runner-up Emily Cooper (5th).

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Students in the musical, Suessical the Musical, perform some of their numbers. The musical will be performed in May for the public.

RULH students celebrates right to read week The Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Elementary School celebrated Right to Read Week during the week of February 28th. The theme was based on Dr. Seuss’ book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Each morning a Mystery Reader read a Dr. Seuss book based on a different theme which correlated to a different activity for the day. Students submitted their guess as to the mystery reader’s identity and prizes were given to students in each grade level that guessed correctly. Due to a generous donation by the Fairfield Local Schools Coaches vs. Cancer project to the Jane H. Massie Library Fund, Dr. Seuss books were purchased and one book was raffled to one student in each grade level each day during the week. It was a great way for the students to honor Ms. Massie’s memory as the past principal of RULH Elementary School. During the week the Ripley

Women’s Club also distributed a book to every student in the school through the Reading Is Fundamental (R.I.F.) program. For 33 years the Ripley elementary students have received three books throughout the school year for their own personal libraries. R.I.F. is a grant program that provides books free of charge to students. The following organizations organize the program and/or give donations for the matching share of the grant: Ripley Women’s Club, RULH PTO, Merchants Bank of Higginsport, Citizen’s Deposit Bank, First State Bank, and Ripley Federal Savings Bank. Other activities throughout the week included birthday cake served at lunch on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, volunteers and visitors read to various classes, and the librarian from the Union Township Public Library, Alison Gibson, read to students in the school library. An all school assembly was

held on the last day of the celebration with the high school, middle school and elementary school student participating in the upcoming musical, Seussical the Musical, performing several numbers. A grade level writing contest was also held with awards given at the all school assembly. The classroom winners included: Kindergarten: Thomas Long, Caleb Wesheider, Katelyn Neely, Clara Jo Brannock and Corgan O’Toole; First Grade: Ian Cook, Reggie Taylor, Tori Inskeep and Treyton Starrett; Second Grade: Lisa Dugan, Aidan Lawson, and Kevin Herrera; Third Grade: Katherine Smith, Anna Porter, Tatem Lindner and Peyton Fyffe; and Fourth Grade: Kristen Jenkins, Haley Westheider, Kinley Martin and Travis Flannery. Congratulations to these exceptional students. A great week was had by all.

SSCC’s Truck Driving Academy offers new four-week course One quick route that leads away from unemployment and toward gainful employment is via Southern State Community College’s Truck Driving Academy. In just four weeks (or eight weekends), students can earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and gear up for a new career. “We believe the TDA is one of the best education bargains out there,” said John Joy, Dean of Corporate and Community Services for SSCC. “We have the unique ability to help people change the course of their lives in a relatively short time span. Those who successfully complete the program find themselves positioned for a new career in as little as four weeks.” Southern State’s TDA offers comprehensive training that encompasses the variety of vehicle or truck and trailer combination on the road today. The program is divided between classroom and handson training, covering everything from paperwork to backing, turning, and shifting on a closed course to complex maneuvers through city streets. The TDA’s seven training locations and the competitive tuition of $3395 (includes instruction, licensing and all endorsements) are aligned with the college’s mission of offering a high-quality education that is both accessible and affordable. Training is offered in Wilmington, Piketon, Cincinnati, Pomeroy, Columbus, Lebanon and New Lexington. Aside from offering training for a career in the trucking industry, the TDA also gives what many need: a fresh start. “We’re extremely proud of the number of students who have completed the program and become successful,” said Joy. One such student is Tracy Mullen who chose to enter the TDA to build upon her resume after previously attending Heavy Equipment School. Her love for driving any form of vehicle spurred her decision. “It was a good opportunity,” she said about her experience

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The coursework begins with learning essential driving skills, regulations, safety and basic mechanical systems. Students then move into the truck for realistic exercises on a closed course, followed by driving on low-traffic roadways and city streets with tractor-trailer combinations. During the last part of training, students fine-tune driving, routing and paperwork skills, learn advanced shifting techniques, as well as how to handle a rig under differing road conditions. They will then be ready for a thorough review and practice test before taking the actual Commercial Driver’s License exam. To learn more about SSCC’s Truck Driving Academy, visit or call 1800-628-7722, ext. 4560, to register for an upcoming session.

Students in Southern State Community College’s Truck Driving Academy perform an inspection on a tractor-trailer before taking it on the road.

Farrell accepted to NSCS

with Southern State’s TDA. “I would recommend it to anyone.” Since graduating from the TDA, Mullen was offered a job with Waste Management to work as a resident driver. She said she feels the greatest reward is being her own boss. Mullen’s advice to anyone considering entering the program: “Don’t think about it; just do it. I wasted a year thinking about it.” Clearly, taking the initiative paid off in the end.

Sparrow has been accepted to Sullivan University Sullivan University, has accepted Curtis W. Sparrow, of Western Brown High School, Mount Orab, for admission to the University beginning in the 2011 academic year.


Luke Farrell, Hamersville, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Luke will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall at the University of Cincinnati.

WB FFA competes in greenhand tests Members from the Western Brown FFA competed in greenhand tests. The team placed 15th overall with Brianna Stacy placing 30th individually. Other members that took the test were Morgan Merrick, David Ellis, Corey Spitznagel, Josh Prine, Kaylee Shiveley, Blake Silvis, Raven Darnell, Matt Werring, Cain Schneider, Megan Stephens, Amber Rickey, Brooke Spitznagel, Sydney Gibson, Drew Howser, Kayla Seal, Holly O'Hara, and Josie McElroy. Congratulations to all the freshmen that took the test.


Young men participate in choral workshop

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Yesterday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was named Ranking Republican of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. “I am pleased to lead the Republican side of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. With thousands of Ohioans proudly wearing our nation’s uniform, it is an assignment I take very seriously. Protecting our national security is a core responsibility of government. In addition to the military installations across the state, Ohio’s manufacturers play a large role in protecting the American warfighter and in providing our allies, via foreign military sales, the resources they need to protect themselves. I look forward to working with them to ensure Ohio workers continue in this

vital role,” said Portman, who noted that the subcommittee has direct jurisdiction over foreign military sales, a huge issue in Ohio as numerous manufacturers produce parts and products that are sold internationally. The subcommittee also has jurisdiction over Research Development Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) activity, which is especially significant to Wright-Patterson. “The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson is a world class facility that will play a tremendous role in the economic future of the Miami Valley,” Portman said. Ohio is home to a number of Department of Defense assets, including Dayton’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which is the largest single-site employer in Ohio. Ohio is also fortunate to have

Cleveland’s DFAS, Toledo’s 180th Air National Guard Fighter Wing, the 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, the Springfield Air National Guard, the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, and the Defense Supply Center Columbus and Youngstown’s 910th Airlift Wing. Portman was also named to the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support and the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces yesterday. Both of these assignments put Portman in an ideal position to help advocate for the men and women the United States sends into harm’s way and pursue the interests of the numerous defense assets in Ohio.

Lions Club host Air Evac representative At the March 14, 2011 meeting the Mount Orab Lions Club had Kathy Lewis as a guest speaker. Lewis is a representative for Air Evac Lifeteam. When you are faced with a medical emergency, your best hope for a good outcome rests in the ability to act quickly. When the worst happens…time is of the essence.


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Michael Hart files notice of appeal for misdemeanor restraint conviction CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sept. 21, when he was found competent to stand trial and released on bond. The maximum sentence for the misdemeanor charge Hart was convicted of is sixty days, therefore Hart was given credit for time served. As part of the sentence, Hart was ordered to pay $629.76 in court costs and retired Common Pleas Judge Alan Corbin ordered Hart not to have “undue contact” with any of the Brown County Commissioners, especially

Two new on BCGH board CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 vacancy passed to the hospital board. ORC states “If the vacancy remains unfilled on that date, the remaining members of the board, by majority vote, shall appoint an individual to fill the vacancy.” Following a lengthy discussion, the Appointing Board voted to re-appoint Houser to a six year term on the hospital board. The Appointing Board also voted to begin the selection process for an eighth member should the Brown County Hospital Board choose not to appoint a new member. That process will not be required following the appointment of Furmann.

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cooperation with your local Emergency Responders. A call to 911 is the first step to take in any emergency. The 911 dispatchers are trained to get specific information about the medical emergency from the caller and determine what type of medical transportation best fits the situation. If the 911 dispatcher determines you would benefit from air medical transport, they will dispatch air and ground ambulances to your emergency. Air Evac medical specialists are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to medical emergencies. The Mount Orab Lions Club meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the New Harmony Masonic Lodge, 10 S. High St., Mount Orab. For more information about the Lions Club or Air Evac Lifeteam call Lion President PDG Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791.

Free training program offered for 5K Run/Walk The Sardinia Church of Christ Missions Committee will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual PRC 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center. The 5K will be held June 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sardinia Church of Christ. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Pregnancy Resource Center in Georgetown. In preparation for the race the Missions Committee is sponsoring a 5K training program led by Tom and Julia Glascock. The training program will start March 8 at 7 the Sardinia Church of Christ. The program will be held every Tuesday until the race on June 11. This program is designed to prepare participants to run or walk a 5K. The program is free of charge and anyone is welcome. If you have questions please call (937) 205-1164.

Jennings. Corbin made the exception that Hart could attend public meetings and enjoy the rights of any other citizen. Hart is partially basing his appeal on section 2945.73 of the Ohio Revised Code, titled “Delay in hearing or trial”. It reads “a person charged with misdemeanor shall be discharged if he is held in jail in lieu of bond awaiting trial on the pending charge for a total period equal to the maximum term of imprisonment which may be imposed for the most serious misdemeanor

charged”. In Hart's case, that is sixty days. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said that Hart’s contention of his right to a speedy trial was violated is not correct because according to state law, the time he spent in jail waiting for his evaluation of suitability to stand trial does not count against the state. “Mr. Hart is free to exercise his right to appeal, but his case was properly prosecuted and ruled on by the court”, Little said.



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Ohio state budget to touch everyone the law is actually passed”, she said. “But five percent is better than the eleven percent cut we received in the last budget.” Harden said the Brown County Public Library has seen a 30 percent cut in funding over the past six years while e seeing demand for services nearly double in the past 18 months. She said many of the new patrons are job seekers. Juanita Barricklow of the Brown County Fair Board said that the board would lose $296.00 if a proposed seven percent cut goes through. She said she does not expect any changes as a result of the proposed cut, saying “The people in Brown County will support the fair the way they always have. We’re looking forward to the next fair in September.”

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 state in decades, and it will require tough choices from everybody. It’s also very early – the budget was just released yesterday – and we haven’t yet fully analyzed the numbers in it to determine exactly what it means for us. But we do know that it will enable us to preserve the current number of beds at our Ohio Veterans Homes in both Georgetown and Sandusky, and we’re not compromising the basic and essential care and services that our most vulnerable veterans are currently receiving and that they richly deserve.” Lynn Harden, Director of the Brown County Public Library system said her organization will work around the proposed five percent cut in funding. “We really won’t know how much the impact will be until

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SSCC board anticipating state cuts to higher education With state budget cuts to higher education looming, the Finance Committee of Southern State Community College’s Board of Trustees presented its March 2 committee meeting summary at the full board meeting March 9. “We don’t know a lot yet; we’ll know more next week how serious the [state] cuts will be,” said Trustee Paul Hall of Brown County. “We did look at the scenario of a 20-percent cut, 15-percent cut, 10-percent cut. “The gist of it is, at this point, we can take whatever hit we have to take,” said Hall. “Financially we’re strong. There will be a tuition increase, we know that. We don’t know how much. It will probably be in the single digits and we’ll still be among the lowest in the state, if not the lowest.” The Finance Committee can make recommendations pertaining to tuition increases; however, it requires a majority vote of the full board to approve and implement such a measure. “The state budget will be final the first of July,” said Trustee Ben Houser, also of Brown County. “We won’t know anything for sure until then.” The next meeting of the SSCC Board of Trustees Finance Committee will be Wednesday, April 6, 12 p.m., in the meeting room at Alley 21

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Tom Payton, Career Services Coordinator for Southern State Community College, addressed the college’s board of trustees March 9 on the myriad services provided through his office.

restaurant, 1086 N. High St., Hillsboro. The next meeting of the full board will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Appalachian Gateway Center on the college’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. Both meetings are open to the public. CAREER SERVICES During the president’s report, Tom Payton was invited to deliver a presentation on the

services offered through the college’s Office of Career Services. Payton, who serves as coordinator of the office, said that he advises students to put as much thought into choosing a career path as they would in choosing a partner because Americans spend most of their time in their job setting. He also emphasized the importance of expanding the job search

efforts. “After all,” he said. “Seventy percent of all jobs are found through networking.” He outlined the myriad free services offered through his offices including guest speakers, career counseling, job search assistance and career checkups. And Payton stressed that those free services are offered not only to students but also to the community at large. Throughout the year, Payton offers specialized workshops on resume and cover letter writing, as well as job interview skills. This year, workshop participants were invited to sign up for an April 20 field trip to Columbus to visit the “6 On Your Side” Jobs Boot Camp. New features on the Career Services site ( r_Svcs/default.htm) were highlighted, including a Virtual Job Board which lists current fulland part-time positions currently open in the college’s fivecounty service region and surrounding areas. Payton also mentioned that the site runs relevant news stories related to business and educational trends impacting career fields. For more information about the free services offered through Southern State Community College’s Office of Career Services, please contact Payton at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2713, or


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Dozens grill Rep. Danny Bubp in Georgetown superintendent leaving, board to begin search for replacement Georgetown over Senate Bill 5 CMYK

Bubp brought three members of his staff to help answer any questions he might receive from the audience. “I’ve been receiving all kinds of emails, cards, letters and everything else,” Bubp said shaking he head. “But that’s a good thing. I want to continue a dialogue with people, that’s the reason I’m here tonight, I’m going to listen to what you have to say, then I’m going to take that information back to Columbus.” He continued “Let me just say, the way the bill is written in its current form, I would never have introduced it. I believe I told them up there, that the bill that went into the senate was to do away completely with collective bargaining.” Bubp addressed the crown and said he understood completely why they were not in favor of the bill in its present form. “If this bill does pass, we need to talk about it and understand it,” he said, “because it’s going to effect so many people in Ohio. “I have been told that anyone who wants to go up and testify, they can contact my office. I believe hearings will be going on for another week. “However, I’ve also heard that they have enough votes to pass it out of committee and that they have the votes in the house to pass it. I am not an educator, that’s not an area that I’ve been involved with over the years, so if you don’t know something you ask questions. So with that said, I will pass around the mic and listen to your comments.” Melissa Cropper, President of the Georgetown Federation of Teachers and coordinator of the meeting had given Bubp some pre-prepared questions, but he chose to listen to the audience and answer their questions. “The main question we all have is ‘What is the salary scale going to look like if they do away with steps like the salary scale to a strictly performance basis?” Before the meeting, Bubp had passed out a copy of the Fiscal Note and Local Impact Statement and a SB 5 analysis, both prepared by the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. To her question Bubp said she was talking about the proposed merit pay system that will be established. “From what we can understand,” he stated, “the merit system will be established by

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Rep. Danny Bubp

the local school boards. The question is, is there a base? Is there a high salary and a low salary? Again, that will be determined by the board of education in you particular district.” A local art teacher took the mic and explained that she was an art teacher in Fayetteville-Perry district and her husband is a math teacher. She said there were no test connected with her area of teaching. “If we base merit pay on how high our students score on tests,” she said, “I will have no increase in my pay, ever, due to merit. My husband, on the other hand, a math teacher, when his students score well on tests one year, then hooray for him, he gets a merit pay. But lets say the next year they don’t score as high, then that merit pay won’t come out so well.” “There’s nothing that I could find that defines merit,” Bubp added, “We discussed that same thing in Adams County. Some want the local boards to define merit, not Columbus.” Another question presented to Bubp was, ‘If salaries are left up the board of education and we do not have the ability to collective bargain, how do we go about being fair?” “When the collective bargaining came out of the senate,” Bubp responded, “it provided for collective bargaining for pay, but not for health insurance benefits, but it did allow for collective bargaining for pay. So from what I can understand is, the concern here is if we have collective bargaining, but we don’t have the ability to strike, the teachers still want to have the ability to strike and that is a very strong point.” “When was the last time a local school went to binding arbitration, I’m sure it’s been quite a while”, he added. Bubp said the bill gets rid of the binding arbitration and what it provides for is that if there is an impasse between the school board and the

teachers negotiations team, there would be a mediator assigned to the issue and they would do a fact finding mission. “My question here is, since we have been able and allowed to strike,” Cropper said, “we’ve had a lot fewer strikes. I believe that’s because we’ve had the process in place that allows decisions to be made but not had any strikes, so why would you want to change that system now, when it’s working so well? Why make it illegal to strike and actually take us to jail when we’ve had fewer strikes since allowing it to happen?” “So you guys really want to retain your ability to strike?” Bubp said. “The bill says that all matters pertaining to wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment are subject to the BOE, survived in the Senate, but not in the House. I expect amendments to be made and I can submit your comments to the committee as well as any other representatives who have comments to submit.” The crowd continued for nearly two hours giving their comments, questions and concerns to Representative Bubp. A Clermont County teacher told Bubp, “First of all I think SB5 is a real oxymoron. It can’t be voted on the way it is because it’s very divided in to two different things. “One issue can be bargained for and the other can’t be bargained for. You have two issues. Teachers, firemen, EMS, public employees are all paid from a fund, not paid on commission, in other words, they are not paid by what they sell. Teachers and employees are providing a service, and they get paid from a fund. there is nothing to bargain for. Eighty-five percent of the money in the district goes for salaries, 15 percent for operating expenses. If you have available to you, let’s say $100,000, there is not going to be available for salaries, any more than $85,000. So you don’t bargain about that.” There was a lot of continuing discussion on the cost of health insurance and how it will effect different school districts, with different health plans. Bubp plans to continue listening to the public on SB5 but said it is practically a done deal, that it would pass. A petition will begin being passed around to have the issue put on the ballot this year and voted on by the people of Ohio.

Georgetown Jr/Sr. High School Principal, Perianne Germann effective June 30, 2011. However, Germann has asked to stay on as principal next year, beginning in September, after the acceptance of her retirement. According to board treasurer Eric Toole, the board made no decision nor took any actions on the request. In other business at the March 16 meeting, the board accepted a check for $200 from a basketball fundraiser as a means of saying thankyou to the board. In regard to the recent release of budget information from Governor Kasich’s office, Dunn told the board that the actual bill language has not been released but he expects to receive it later in the month. “The will be analyzed in the next few days by education departments and they will be providing us with details,” Dunn explained. The board briefly discussed a language change to be added to school policy that service animals in the school, for individuals with qualified disabilities, in compliance with federal law. Principals of the schools reported that students had been taking tests all week. Actions taken by the board included a resolution accept-

Mt. Orab UMC holds free dinner The Mt Orab United Methodist Church will be having its monthly Free Community Dinner on Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Menu will be determined. Pastor Robbie sends his thanks for all the support for his latest journey to Vietnam. He just returned last week from a two-week trip there, where donated motorbikes rode 700 miles of the beautiful country, visiting United Methodist house churches, encouraging and training pastors there, and receiving more encouragement and “training” from the people there than words can describe. Many thanks to all.

ing the ‘Amounts and Rates’ as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the ‘Necessary Tax Levies’ and certifying them to the county auditor. Approval was given to transfer $10,000 from the general fund per month from March 2011 through June 2011 to cover termination benefits (retirements). The transfer is in lieu of the $6,000 monthly transfer approved on July 14, 2010. Following an executive session by the board, the following actions were taken: • employment of non-certi-

fied employees and out-ofdistrict supplemental contracts were signed; • volunteer assistant coaches were accepted; • employment of certified substitute teachers contracts were signed; • employment of administrative contract renewals were signed. Toole said the advertising process for searching for a new superintendent will begin next week. The board will be working with the Brown County Governing Board of the Educational Services Center.

NOTICE FOR BIDS Sealed bids are being accepted for mowing the Community Park located on Anderson State Road in Fayetteville. The bid should be on per mowing basis. For more information contact the Mayor at 513-875-3251 or Ed Coleman at 513-875-2713. Please specify on the envelope “bid” and mail it to: Village of Fayetteville, PO Box 180, Fayetteville, Ohio 45118. All bids must be received by April 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm at which time they will be opened at the Municipal Building. Council has the right to accept or reject all bids. Barbara Kiley, ClerkTreasurer




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stimulus money? I wish I knew for sure. Then I read another article on Focus Education that also suggested that the cuts in primary and secondary are cuts from stimulus. It depends on how those stimulus funds were used.” He added “In my previous employment, I personally chose to not use that money for personnel, because I knew it was going away, and I didn’t want the district to suffer because of it. I will be leaving Western the last day of March, and Mr. Burrows will take over. I don’t know what cuts he will have to make, but I can say that yesterday (March 15) was a sad day for education.” Durbin went on to say that even though the district will have to make these cuts, the children still have to receive an education and we will all have to find a way to give it to them. Eastern Local School District Superintendent Alan Simmons said during the March 15 board meeting that he and the board of education members had a lot more questions about the forthcoming changes and they would have to study the plan before any actions could be taken. “At first glance,” Simmons said, “It didn’t look as bad as we had anticipated, but I’m just not sure at what I’m looking at. “I will be meeting with Ken Taylor, our Department of

Education area coordinator this week and hopefully he can explain all this to us.” Fayetteville Perry Local School District Roy Hill, Fayetteville Perry Superintendent said he too will be waiting for a full explanation of the changes in the district budget. “As far as our budget goes,” Hill began, “We’ve tried to go through this 3,000 page document given to us from the state, page by page regarding education, but there doesn’t seem to be any real details. I was talking to the treasurer from another school district the other day and he expects we will see significant cuts to our line items.” He continued “Our stimulus money made up about 8 percent of our budget and now that’s gone, and we know we’re getting less total money this year, we’re just not sure just how much less.” Hill said his district put aside at least $289,000 of stimulus finds, earmarked ‘Educational Jobs.’ “We will put those funds into a line item within our budget,” Hill added, “that should help us out this next year. “One of my big concerns is, we were able to hire back some of our people with grant money we found, but looking at the whole picture, if we loses that grant money, we could lose those employees. Georgetown Exempted Village School District

Superintendent Tony Dunn also stated that he is not for sure how these changes will effect his district. “I honestly don’t know what to expect,” Dunn said. “The loss of the federal stimulus money will have some effect on these figures. “I believe we will see, the way I read it, at least a 7 percent cut the first year then around a 4 percent cut the second year. But those numbers include the loss of stimulus money. “But actually we don’t get money from the state, we get our money from the Ohio Department of Education. They will be making the decisions on who gets what. “Once the plan is debated by both the house and the senate who knows what will happen. I have been discussing it with our treasurer, Eric Toole, whom I consider a very intelligent man, and he says these cuts were exactly what we were anticipating. “Our district has been preparing for these cuts for a couple of years, and we do not anticipate any teachers or anyone else losing their jobs because of it. “They say the last hired is the first fired, but that’s not going to happen in Georgetown School District. We have some of the greatest young super-star teachers that we’ve ever had. We believe that we have enough natural retirements to cover every position. Does is look bleak? Yes it does, but we planned for these cuts and there’s no sense

in panicking.” Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District During a recent Ripley Village Council meeting RULH Superintendent Charles Birkholtz told members of council that he can see now that his district should never have relied on the stimulus it receive as much as it did. “We may have to lay off as many as 20 employees from our district,” Birkholtz told council. “We desperately need more industry in this area which would generate more tax revenue for this community. “I see this bill as a violation of the 14th amendment to the Constitution which very clearly says, ...’no state shall make or enforce any law that does not provide for the equal protection of all citizens.’ And these students are citizens.”

H’ville church to hold revival Revivial will be held at God’s Mission, Hamersville beginning Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Bro. Paul Bates and there will be special singing by Brother and Sister Bates of Winchester Ky. For more information call Bro. Wayne Johnson at (937) 378-4558. The church is located at the corner of Sisterville and Walnut Streets, Hamersville.

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State Representative Danny Bubp (R-West Union) announced that legislation to address prescription drug abuse and strengthen oversight measures passed from the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 97-0. When enacted, it

BCGH Auxiliary to host book sale

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G’town Pamida Foundation donates to Brown County Relay for Life


Jeff McCray, manager of the Georgetown Pamida presents a check for $750 to Rene Green, event chairperson for the Brown County American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The check was given by the Georgetown Pamida and the Pamida Foundation. The 2011 Relay for Life will be held on May 20 at 6 p.m. to May 21 at noon, at the Brown County Fairgrounds. For more information on the event contact Green at (937) 444-0456.

The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting the Spring ‘Books are Fun’ book sale on Monday, March 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 22 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the main hallway of the hospital. The book sale will be offering a large variety of excellent quality, first run books at reasonable prices that are too good to pass up. In addition, many unique gifts will be offered for sale at an excellent price. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted. All proceeds will be used to buy needed equipment for the hospital.

will combat the growing prevalence of prescription drug abuse deaths within the state of Ohio. House Bill 93 will enhance the current Ohio Automated Rx Review System (OARRS)— which was established in 2006 to assist health care professionals in identifying drug-seeking behaviors—to provide additional oversight. It will also limit prescribers’ ability to personally furnish certain controlled substances; enact Medicaid reforms to improve consumer education and allow for better care coordination; improve licensing and law enforcement for pain-management clinics; and develop a statewide prescription drug “take-back” program. “In 2009 Adams County was #1 and Brown County was #5 in the state of Ohio for prescription drug abuse deaths,” stated Bubp. “Four people die a day in Ohio from prescription drug overdoses. We have a mission to fight this epidemic that affects all Ohioans and particularly affects the families of Scioto and Adams


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Representative Bubp joins Representatives Dave Burke and Terry Johnson, sponsors of the Rx Drug Abuse legislation after the unanimous vote on HB 93

Counties.” Opiates alone were responsible for nearly 40 percent of Ohio’s approximately 1,400 overdose deaths in 2009, according to the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. From 2003 to 2008, opiate deaths in Ohio more than doubled in a jump from 399 to 915 fatalities, with an average of four Ohioans dying each day as a result of overdoses.

In Ohio, unintentional drug overdoses surpassed motor vehicle crashes and suicide as the leading cause of injury death in Ohio. It has also been reported that the highest rates in the state for these deaths are in southern Ohio, where seven of the 10 counties with the highest death rates are located. House Bill 93 will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration and debate.

Spearpoint is a group of professional musicians. Spencer St. Pierre 13, Augie Giambrone 13, Jack Miller 13, Ethan Adams 16. They have been playing together for over 2 years honing their sound. They have performed regularly at venues such as Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee, Northside Tavern, The Museum Center, Taste of Clermont, The Hedge, Channel 19 in Cincinnati and more. These guys bring it. They play a huge variety of covers from surf songs to Beatles, The Who, southern rock favorites, women of rock specials, to contemporary rock hits. Come see them perform at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown, Ohio, Saturday, March 26, at 6:00 P.M. It is for a good cause, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Donations are appreciated. See their ad in the Clermont Sun and The Brown County Press

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Lady Warriors fall in Athens, finish season as regional runner-up By Dave Borst The Brown County Press


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Senior Leeza Rickey was 3for-5 from behind the arc for nine points in her final game for Eastern.

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Eastern senior Shayla Black finished her career with 11 points in a regional final loss to Oak Hill.

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The Eastern Lady Warriors and coach John Burrows with their Division III regional runner-up trophy.




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By Dave Borst The Brown County Press Fayetteville High School held their annual winter sports awards program Tuesday evening, recognizing players for participation and achievement in six different programs. Among the sports honored were boys varsity and junior varsity basketball, girls varsity and junior varsity basketball, and varsity and junior varsity cheerleading. Each coach addressed the crowd, thanking administrators, parents, fans, and individuals who assisted the teams in various capacities. The athletes were then introduced individually to be recognized. Several special awards were presented for each team in honor of specific achievement. Coach Tory Rummel introduced the girls junior varsity basketball squad first, which finished the season with a 164 record. Trophies were given for the team’s leading rebounder (Amanda O’Donnell-112), leading scorer (Abbey Rowe-247), and player with the most steals (Abbey Rowe-72). Girls varsity basketball came next, as coach Toby Sheets discussed his team’s 20-3 season, which included Fayetteville’s fourth straight SHL championship. This was the third 20-win season in FHS history. Among the special awards presented for the girls varsity basketball team were trophies for the team’s leading rebounder (Desiree Dutro286), leading scorer (Shelby Sheets-514 points, 22.3

points-per-game average), the team leader in free-throw percentage (Makayla Rosselot76 percent), and the team leader in steals (Shelby Sheets-105). Sheets finished her career as Fayetteville’s all-time leader in five different statistical categories including assists (484), freethrow attempts (623), freethrows made (402), 3-point percentage (32 percent), and field goal percentage (50 percent). She was also selected to play in three different upcoming all-star games, as well as being named District 16 Player of the Year for Division III, AP Southwest District First Team, and AP All-Ohio Third Team, among many other honors. Coach Tim Carlier introduced the boys junior varsity basketball team, and discussed their 15-6 season. Awards were presented to the best offensive player (Toby Lykins), best defensive player (Derrick Peters), and best rebounder (David Kranz). Boys varsity basketball coach Daryl Iles introduced his team after reflecting on a disappointing 2-19 season. The awards given to the boys varsity team included best offensive player (D.J. Iles), best defensive player (Trevor Clark), and leading rebounder (Chad Evans). The Rocket award was presented to Miah Call. Cheerleading coach Laury Iles then introduced both the varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads to round out the evening. Each squad had three members who received special awards. For varsity cheerleading, the merit award was presented to

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Fayetteville High School girls varsity basketball Coach Toby Sheets with senior Ashley Sheets.

second half of the season, and their goal was to make it to state. We fell just a little short.” The task now for the Lady Warriors is to replace the four senior starters they will lose in Burns, Yockey, Black, and

FHS boys varsity coach Daryl Iles.

Sydney Brown. The leadership award went to Bekah Rummel, and the mostimproved award went to Samantha Julian. For junior varsity cheerleading, Chelsea Gilbert received the merit

award, while Aimee Hughes took home the leadership award. Brittany Miller was named most-improved junior varsity cheerleader to cap off the evening.

Rickey. While Burrows is a little concerned about losing seven seniors in total (including Emiliy Tatman, Andrea Neu, and Haley Malott) he said that many of their younger players played on the reserve team this season

to gain valuable playing experience. “So they have playing experience, just not experience with the varsity,” he said. The Eastern Lady Warriors finished a remarkable season with a 19-5 record.


The rosters for this year’s edition of the girls District 16 east-west senior all-star game were released, and six players from Brown County made the cut for the east squad. The senior all-stars are selected by the coaches in District 16, and the teams feature players from divisions II, III, and IV. This year’s game also showcases the player of the year in each division. Members of the east squad from Brown County are

My name is Dave Borst, and I am the new Sports Editor for the Brown County Press. I sincerely hope to carry on the great tradition of sports reporting that Ritchie Butler has created here at the Brown County Press, but to do that, I'm going to need your help. First, please let me say that I am truly honored to be working for the BCP. I can't tell you how thrilled I am at this opportunity! But I'm coming in at a bit of a disadvantage. I grew up in Clinton County, specifically Wilmington, and graduated from ClintonMassie High School. From there, I went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Wilmington College. I've since worked in radio and TV, and some print media, but I really feel like I've now found my niche here at the Brown County Press. But while I am familiar with Brown County and your schools and teams, I am still the "new guy" and a bit of an outsider. In order for the Brown County Press and me to bring you the sports coverage you want to see, we need as many ideas as you can give us. I promise you, we will continue to bring you the local coverage of your schools and teams to which you've become accustomed, but I also want to hear if you have any other

DAVE BORST, SPORTS ideas for sports stories you'd like me to cover. For instance, are you or someone you know an accomplished white-tail deer hunter? Or do you know someone who recently caught a trophy bass? Are you a NASCAR fan like me, and if so, what are some of the things you'd like to know about NASCAR? Or, perhaps, you're a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan like me. Do you know someone who's been going to Opening Day for years, or maybe someone who's going this year for the very first time? Or do you know of another sports story in Brown County that you would like our readers to learn about? These are just a few suggestions. There are many, many great sports stories in Brown County that need to be told. But I can't tell them if I don't know about them. So please, don't be shy. Contact me here at or call me at 937444-3441. The Brown County Press if there is a sports story you'd like to see in YOUR paper. I look forward to serving you, our readers. Thanks for the opportunity!

Ripley to visit G’town in spring varsity openers By Dave Borst The Brown County Press The Ripley Blue Jays boys varsity baseball team as well as the Lady Blue Jays softball squad will travel to Georgetown to take on the Gmen and Lady G-men respectively in their season openers. The games are both set to begin at 4:30 pm on Monday, March 28th at Georgetown High School. The G-men will return the favor by making a trip to Ripley to face the Blue Jays in the last regularly-scheduled game on the Jays’ calendar for the upcoming season. That contest is slated for Tuesday, May 3rd at Ripley Elementary School, with the first pitch at 5 pm. Other games of note on the Blue Jays boys varsity baseball schedule include the conference opener vs. Eastern on Tuesday, March 29 at Ripley at 5 pm. Another conference tilt against Fayetteville is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th at Fayetteville at 5 pm. The Blue Jays will then finish off their conference schedule

on the road at North Adams on Friday, April 29th, also at 5 pm. The Blue Jays also have doubleheaders scheduled against Williamsburg (Saturday, April 9th, 11 am at Ripley), on the road at Bethel Tate (Saturday, April 16th, 12 pm), and again on the road at New Richmond (Saturday, April 23, 10 am). The Lady Jays varsity softball team will also open conference play at home against Eastern on Tuesday, March 29th. That game is also scheduled for a 5 pm first pitch. The Lady Jays will travel to Saint Patrick to play in the Mason County Tournament on Friday, April 1st at 5 pm, before returning there to close out their scheduled season at Saint Patrick on Wednesday, May 4, also at 5 pm. These are just a few games of note on this season’s schedule for for the Ripley Blue Jays and Lady Jays. For a complete schedule of all of Ripley’s spring sports teams, visit the school website at:


Western Brown youth track and field club program to begin

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Junior Allison Prine scrambles for a loose ball against Oak Hill. Prine was the Lady Warriors’ leading scorer with 12 points.

Rosters set for girls District 16 east-west senior all-star game, six Brown County players selected By Dave Borst The Brown County Press

BY Dave Borst The Brown County Press

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Lady Warriors fall in Athens, finish season as regional runner-up CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 called for a foul two minutes later that sent Oak Hill’s Taylor Hale to the line. The five-foot ten-inch Oak Hill junior made both shots, and the Lady Oaks were back up by three. Eastern drew within a point for the final time at the 4:28 mark on a layup by Prine, but they would get no closer. As time began to tick away on the Lady Warriors’ season, Eastern was forced to foul to try to prolong the game. The Lady Oaks went to the freethrow line six times in the last 1:02, and didn’t miss a shot. The final blow came when Oak Hill senior Miguel “Mike” Strite hit both ends of a one-and-one with 25.1 seconds to go to make the score 50-44, the eventual final. Strite led all scorers with 23 points, including 6-of-6 from behind the arc. Eastern was led by Prine’s 12 points. Black added 11, senior Leeza Rickey chipped in nine points, and Burns and Yockey finished with eight points and four points respectively. The dejection was clear on the faces of the Lady Warriors as senior captains Yockey and Black accepted the Division III regional runner-up trophy. Some tears were shed after their goal of making it to the Final Four was not met. “The kids really wanted it,” coach Burrows said. “Especially our seniors. They really came together the

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Shelby Sheets and Desiree Dutro from Fayetteville, Amanda Jelley and Kirsten Grant from Georgetown, and Kelsey Carpenter and Sadie Grisham from Ripley. They will be joined by Tess Jenike from Bethel Tate, Brianna Knisley from East Clinton, Amanda Conrad and Steph Krusling from McNicholas, Brittany Williams from Summit Country Day, Alexis Schmidt from Clermont Northeastern, and Reno Frayne from New Richmond. The east team’s coach is Beth Simmons from

Summit Country Day. The west team, coached by Ken Meibers of Lockland includes Nikki McKee and Hailee Seleger from Wyoming, Taylor Courtney from Reading, Sheyante Robinson from Aiken, Morgan Sellers from Norwood, Malai Golston from Clark Montessori, Lane Frayer from Madeira, Teesha Bennett and Bre Jon from Lockland, Theresa Carmichael and Raven Blair from North College Hill, Malika Ashe from Roger Bacon, Ali Edwards from St.

Bernard, and Lela Colvin from Finneytown. Players of the year taking part in this year’s game include McKee from Division II, Sheets from Division III, and Williams from Division IV. The game will be played at St. Bernard High School on Wednesday, March 23rd. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm, with an awards presentation and District 16 coach of the year announcement to follow at 7:30 pm. The evening will wrap up with the Division I senior all-star game at 8 pm.

The WBHS Track Teams are hosting a youth track program beginning March 21, 2011 and ending May 19, 2011 for grades K-6. The program will be held every Monday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm The registration fee is $30 for the eight-week program. Each athlete will receive a healthy snack and the nutritional benefits of the snack at the end of each training session. This year Bethel, Batavia, and Georgetown will also host a meets the three weeks prior to the WB Youth Invitational. On May 14th athletes will compete in this meet to display their talents for their families.

Events range from a 30-meter dash to 800 meter run, including relays. Field events include: high jump, long jump, discus, shot put, softball throw and topple tug competition. This year the 5th and 6th graders will be introduced to pole vaulting techniques. Mt. Orab McDonalds will sponsor a post-season party. We look forward to working with the youth to encourage good health through physical fitness by performing in track and field. Registration will be held March 21st from 3:30-6pm For more information contact Tina Cooper @ (513) 4794848

Special youth turkey hunt to be held at Paint Creek State Park Young turkey hunters will be able to take advantage of a permit only Youth Turkey Hunt at Paint Creek State Park during the 2011 spring turkey season. Hunters 17 years of age and younger, accompanied by a nonhunting adult, are eligible to apply for a drawing to hunt within four specified zones April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14, 2011. Registration for the drawing gets underway at the Fallsville Wildlife Area, 10221 Careytown Rd., New Vienna, OH 45159 on Saturday, March 19, 2011 beginning at 1 p.m. The drawing will be held promptly at 2 p.m. The non-

hunting adult that will be accompanying the youth hunter on the hunt must enter the drawing. The permit will be issued in the adult’s name. If drawn, the youth hunter must purchase an Ohio hunting license and youth turkey permit. The contact number for Fallsville Wildlife Area in (937) 987-2508, interested hunters can also call the Wildlife District Five Headquarters at (937) 3729261. All youth hunt information is posted at . Hunting hours are all day on April 16, 2011. Hunting hours are 1/2 before sunrise to noon for all other dates.



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The Spay-Neuter Clinic of Clermont County is offering wellness preventative program designed for healthy animals only on March 19. Also offering spay and neuter services call for appointment at (513) 734-7729. Bronco Mulch Sale, sponsored by the Western Brown Touchdown Club will be held from Saturday, March 5 through Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Western Brown High School. A 2 cubic feet bag is only $4.00. For details call Cindy Brumfield at (937) 444-3551.


Spring Steak Dinner, sponsored by the Russellville Church of Christ will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at the church, located on South Columbus Street. Menu consists of baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and dessert for only $10 adults and $5 children. For more information (937) 377-5505. A Book Sale will be held by The Friends of the Mt. Orab Library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 19. Please save this date and stop by the sale. For detail call Mrs. Frye at (937) 444-7237. The Nancy Jewell Chili Supper and variety show is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hamersville School cafeteria. The event will be emceed by Doug Green, and all proceeds will benefit the Nancy Jewell Scholarship Fund for a Western Brown High School graduating senior. A St. Patrick’s Green Dinner will be held at the Aberdeen United Methodist Church, at 6 p.m. on March 19 at 90 Main and Cross Streets in Aberdeen. Please bring your green dish for a potluck dinner and enjoy good food, the story of St. Patrick and Great Fellowship. The Ashridge Jamboree will host the “Peach Mountain Boys” on Saturday, March 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ashridge School located on Rt. 62 in Ashridge.Come, enjoy listening or dancing to good country music. a meal will be served as well as door prizes and split-the-pot. For details call (937) 377-1508.

Ohio Tobacco Festival Farm Machinery Consignment Auction will be held on Saturday, March 19 beginning at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The auction is set for 9 a.m. The auction will take place at the tobacco warehouse located next to the Family Dollar Store on St. Rt. 52 in Ripley. For details, call Greg Applegate, (937) 392-1590.

TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21 at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. The Brown County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, March 21 at 9 a.m. in their chambers located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend

SUNDAY 3/20 TUESDAY 3/22 Gospel Sing and Dinner at the Decatur Community Center in the Charles Moore Auditorium on Sunday, March 20 at noon. The music program will begin at 1 p.m. Prices are $10 adults, $5 children 4 to 12 and children 3 and under eat free. The public is invited. This event is hosted by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee and all proceeds will help support and maintain the center. Joe Mullins and the Radio Rambler will be performing at Freedom Fellowship Church, 7451 Pearidge Road in Hillsboro at 6 p.m. March 20, 2011. Admission is free, Everyone is asked to bring a canned food for the food bank. MONDAY 3/21 Western Brown Local School District will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21 at the administrative office. The public is invited to attend. A Spring Book Sale, will be held on Monday March 21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 22 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the main hallway of the Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary. In addition to books many unique gifts will be offered for sale at an excellent price. All proceeds will be used to buy needed equipment for the hospital. Call Teri Baumann at (937) 378-7712 for details. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

COURT NEWS Property Sales Ryan G. Regenstein to Secretary Housing and Urban Development, .38 acres of land in Byrd Twp., filed 3/7/2011 Sydney Proffitt to Charles Lane and Lynsie Huff, Lot 50-A, Lot 51-A and Lot 52-B in Decatur Lots in Byrd Twp., filed 3/7/2011, $29,000 Thurman and Gloria J. Griffith to Ronald E and Rose M. Hale, 7.41 acres and 7.66 acres in Clark Twp., filed 3/4/2011, $57,750 Loran D. and Dora L. Grooms to Geoffrey D and Donna Lynn Grooms, Lot 5 in Rustic Ranch Sub, Clark Twp., filed 3/4/2011 Charles E. Canter to Frank and Wanda L. Sturgill, .29 acres of land, Lot 76R and .66 acres in Clark Twp., filed 3/7/2011, $45,000 Thelma L. Gray to Jennifer Drew and Sharon Shelton, 1 acre of land in Eagle Twp., filed 3/10/2011 Wells Fargo Bank NA, Randchar Inc., to Crystal N and Blice Gorlon, .18 acres of land and Lot 4A in Arnheim Lots in Franklin Twp., filed 3/9/2011, $65,000 Darrell and Esther Napier to Tom Puckett, Lot 3352 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 3/9/2011 Lucinda F. Hayes, trustee to John Edwards, lot 3590 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 3/9/2011, $850 Timothy Bradley to Shawna Faul, Lot 2559 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 3/8/2011, $400 Thomas J. and Laura A. Wilmannis to thomas J. Wilmannis, Lot 426 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 3/10/2011 Ryan S. Pollard to John H and Donna J. Mahanes, Lot 4 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 3/9/2011, $2,570 Edward B. and Vicky Cierley, trustees to Vicky and Edward B. Cierley, .02 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 3/9/2011

Marriages Artina Rena Cahall, 30, Sardinia, labor to marry Timothy Wayne Schroder, 40, Georgetown, self employed Brittany Rachell Merice, 22, Georgtown, student/secretary to marry Nathan Scott Fite, 22, Georgetown, crate builder Christina Holbrook, 37, Mt. Orab, dispatcher to marry James Robert Smith, 44, Mt. Orab, disabled

Probate Anna K. Burdine, Williamsburg, case 20111048, DOD 8/5/2003, filed 3/9/2011 Omar Forest Figgins, Jr., Hamersville, case 20111046, DOD 1/31/2011, filed 3/7/2011 Violet Helton, Mt. Orab, case 20111049, DOD 5/7/2010, filed 3/9/2011 Afton Hensley, Hamersville, case 20111045, DOD 1/27/2011, filed 3/7/2011 Norma Jean Jones, Williamsburg, case 20111051, DOD 2/26/2011, filed 3/11/2011 Edna Mahanes, Sardinia, case 20111050, DOD 2/8/2011, filed 3/9/2011 Robert Lee McAllister, Mt. Orab, case 20111047, DOD 9 /16/2009, filed 3/8/2011 Kathleen E. Vaughn, Ripley, case 20111044, DOD 9/5/2010, filed 3/7/2011

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TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714

CIVIL CASES Discover Bank vs. Benjamin Zane Kirk, filed 3/7/2011, Action: other civil Lisa Todd vs. General Motors LLC, filed 3/7/2011, Action: other civil Petition for motor vehicle vs. Anthony W. Lawson, filed 3/7/2011, Action: other civil Joey M. Rinehardt vs. Roy W. Cox, filed 3/7/2011, Action: stalking order Whitney Ball vs. Brigitte Behymer, filed 3/7/2011, Action: stalking order Discover Bank vs. James R. St Pierre, filed 3/8/2011, Action: other civil BAC Home Loans Servicing vs. Judy Rocky, filed 3/8/2011, Action: foreclosures BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP vs. William H. Hall, filed 3/8/2011, Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Robert H. Greimann, filed 3/8/2011, Action: foreclosures Terry Adkins vs. Roberta Brock, filed 3/9/2011, Action: other torts (personal injury) Appo Swine LLC vs. Richard A. Rosselot aka, filed 3/9/2011, Action: foreclosures Midfirst Bank vs. Rex T. Perkins, filed 3/10/2011, Action: foreclosures Beal Bank S.S.B. vs. Carrie Aspinall, filed 3/10/2011, Action: foreclosures Chris Berry vs. Mark Berry, filed 3/10/2011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank vs. Michele Keith, filed 3/11/2011, Action: other civil State of Ohio, Brown County vs. Louis Bramel, filed 3/11/2011, Action: injunction to abate nuisance DOMESTIC CASES Joey M. Reinhardt, Mt. Orab vs. Sheila M. Reinhardt, Jeffersonville, filed 3/7/11, Action: domestic violence Emily Childress, Mt. Orab vs. Adam Dean, Midland, filed 3/7/11, Action: domestic violence Tammy L. Hendrickson, Mt. Orab vs. Herman J. Hendrickson, Cincinnati, filed 3/9/11, Action: termination of marriage Arleen J. Haynes, Mt. Orab vs. Haynes D. Haynes, Williamsburg, filed 3/9/11, Action: termination of marriage David A. Barber, Blanchester vs. Eva A. Barber, Williamsburg, filed 3/9/11, Action: dissolution of marriage Samantha Wright, Russellville vs. Jacob Wright, Freeport, FL, filed 3/9/11, Action: dissolution of marriage Sharon Hamm, Georgetown vs. Larry Debo, Hillsboro, filed 3/9/11, Action: domestic violence Ashleigh R. Thomas, Ripley vs. Caleb P. Rice, Ripley, filed 3/10/2011, Action: domestic violence Tracey Reese vs. Steven Reese, filed 3/11/11, Action: divorce Amber Robbins, Blanchester vs. Gregory Shanks, Milford, filed 3/14/11, Action: domestic violence

Introduction to Computers class begins on Tuesday, March 22 and be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. for three weeks. For more information call (937) 378-6131 ext. 357. The Washington Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the firehouse. Everyone from the Township is encouraged to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. The Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 in the administration office. The meeting is open to the public. Sign Language course at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in partnership with Western Brown Local Schools will be held for a 10 week period, March 22, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. the course is sponsored by the Adult Education Department For details call (937) 378-6131. The Ripley Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo Tuesday, March 22 at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7 p.m and Wii participation. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6041, Ext. 257. Basic Home Repair course will be offered by Southern State Community College continuing education probra, which includes Basic Home Repair 101. The course will be offered in five two-hour sessions beginning Tuesday March 22, 23, April 5,12 and 19. Phone (937) 695-9002 for more information. WEDNESDAY 3/23 Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the board office at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, March 23 at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Yoga Classes will be held for all levels on Wednesday, March.23, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Hospice Center, 215 Hughes Blvd. Classes are $8 per class. For more information call Jane Amiot at (937) 444- 3446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30-noon Wednesday, March 23, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 23, 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) 4038481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. The Brown County Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Wednesday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m., and will meet in the executive conference room.

March 24, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center. The Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.. The public is invited to attend. Small Engine Repair Class begins at Southern Hills on March 24 and will run for five weeks on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the career center on Hamer Road in Georgetown. For details call (937) 378-6131 ext. 357. Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March24, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, March 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY 3/25 Fish Fry Fest will be held on Friday, March 25, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Michael School, 300 Market Street in Ripley. The event will include all-youcan-eat batter-fried or baked fish, fried oyster, side dishes and desserts. Adult dinners are only $8 and children under 12 are $4. Carryout lunches are also available between 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at a cost of $6. Call 392-1356 for details. Free Soup and Sandwich Supper will take place at the Decatur United Methodist Church on each Friday, March 25 at the church, 6515 Decatur Eckmansville Road. Also weekend lunch bags will be provided for elementary students. There is no charge for these events. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, March 25. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. SATURDAY 3/26 BCGH Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The event will include free health screenings, health information and activities, blood screenings will be done at a cost of only $20. For more information call (937) 378-7713 or (937) 378-7730. Free Meal available from the Russellville Church of Christ through a new program called “God’s Kitchen.” The meal will be served in the fellowship hall at South Columbus Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 26, and each last Saturday of every month. For more information please call (937) 377-5505. Benefit Concert for Cystic Fibrosis will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Gaslight Theater, 301 S. Main, in Georgetown. ‘Spearpoint’ will perform with guest bands, Canned Under Authority, Friendwhich. For more information contact Jim St. Pierre (513) 509-9657 or Mark Giambrone (513) 382-3054. Taste of Arnheim returns to Peace Lutheran Church located at 10581 Day Hill Arnheim Road in Georgetown on Saturday, March 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come visit and taste many, many treats cooked by chefs from the church’s congregation. Donations will be accepted. UPCOMING EVENTS Western Brown Board of Education meeting has been changed to Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Western Brown district office. 4H Enrollment Deadline is set for Friday, April 1 for all Brown County residents. Members must be enrolled by that date to participate in a 4H Club. The Brown County Spelling Bee for 2011 will be held at 7 p.m. on March 31 in the large conference room at the Brown County Educational Service Center located on the Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Local school districts will be represented by the winners from building-level spelling bees. The public is cordially invited to attend. The Brown County Agricultural Society Senior Fair Board Meeting will meet at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at the fairgrounds. The Western Brown Local Professional Development Commission will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28 in the Western Brown District office.


OVRDC Full Commission Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31 in Fayette County at the Fayette County Council on Aging, 1179 South Elm Street, Washington Court House. Registration and social time will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting to begin at 6 p.m. For more information call (800) 223-7491.

Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St. Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday,

Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley will sponsor a 4-week group for individuals who have lost a loved one beginning on Thursday, April 7 from 5:30 to 6:30,

Joint Replacement Seminar will be held at the Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ripley, in partnership with Doctor Charles D. Miller. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. For more information call (937) 392-0475.



Brown County Tea Party will meet on Saturday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Public Library. Guest speaker will speak on the Constitution and the SB5. For more information contact Tom Crush at (513) 313-2314.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance at American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. The cost is only $15 per couple or $8 single. The event will feature ‘Double Vision” and all proceeds will benefit the Boy and Girl State Program.

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Crafters help out cancer patients Members of the knitting and crocheting group at the Rambler Center in Russellville, donated nearly 60 chemo caps to the Patternworks Yarn Company in New Hampshire. In May of 2010 the company invited customers to join a nationwide project to knit or crochet chemo caps for cancer patients. The Rambler Center group became involved in September of 2010 and invited readers of local newspapers to also become involved in the project. With the help of many of our local crafting friends the group sent nearly 60 chemo caps to the company. Quoting from the company's on-line news letter they received 4529 caps. The caps will be distributed to several cancer centers and then will be distributed to cancer patients. We would like to thank everyone who crocheted or knitted caps for us. We sincerely appreciate all the time, yarn, and patterns that were donated to help make this project a success. Free knitting and crochet classes are offered at the Rambler Center every Friday morning from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. If you or someone you know is interested in taking classes or would like to donate yarn, patterns or other materials to the group please call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137 for more information. Above are Patricia Crawford, West Union; right: Audrey Haas, Winchester; and background: Chanda Young, West Union.

last day will be Thursday, April 28 at the Adams County Hospital.

out the month of March. All children's haircuts will only be $5.99. To make a reservation call (937) 378-4SPA.

Parent’s Legacy Luncheon, hosted by Hospice of Hope will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Capronis Restaurant in Maysville. This event is an occasion to remember and honor parents or other influential people in our lives. For more information (800) 928-4243.

The Brown County Historical Society now has available a newly published book about one-room schools of the past century. To purchase a copy of the book call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444.

Hospice of Hope will sponsor the Hospice Foundation of America National Teleconference, (Spirituality and End-of-Life Care) on Wednesday, April 13 from 1 to 4 p.m.

New Crafting Classes will begin the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program.

UC Clermont Scholarship applications due by Monday, March 28. Online applications now available fro more than $100,000 for UC Clermont College students. For questions regarding the scholarship application contact Jessica Max at (513) 7325202.

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday, all year. Meetings are held at the conservation district office in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424.

Poetry Contest deadline is March 31. The event is sponsored by the Brown County Writers Group. No age limits and any type of original poem is welcome. No entry fees. For more information on the annual contest the library at (937) 444-1414. Hospice of Hope will sponsor a ‘Legacy Luncheon’ which is an occasion to remember and honor parents and/or influential people in people’s lives. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caproni’s Restaurant in Maysville. The 116th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 South Fifth Street in williamsburg. Deadline for reservations is May 25. For details call (513) 7245544 of visit A Tack Exchange, sponsored by the Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship program will be held on Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brown County Fair Grounds in Georgetown. For booth reservations contact Brian Attinger at (513) 824-5650 or visit Western Brown Touchdown Club Craft Bazaar is coming soon. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9 at Western Brown High School. Reservations now being taken. To learn more about the bazaar call Kelley McMullen at (513) 889-6346 or Kim Clark at (937) 444-2198. Harvest Pointe Christian Church will be traveling to Haiti with Lifeline Christian Mission taking clothing and shoes for children ages 8 to small adult teens. Donations can be dropped at Trester Used Auto Parts in Milford. Contact Rosa Miller for more information at (513) 831 9141. ONGOING EVENTS Budgeting Classes will be offered, free of charge, by Pastor Jaime Wirth and the Russellville United Methodist Church. Classes will begin on Wednesday, March 16 and run for approximately 6 to 8 weeks. The location is at 117 Middle Street in Russellville. For more information on this event call Wirth at (937) 377-1325. 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. A special “Foster Care Drive” will be hosted by the Valore Salon, located at 121 N. Main in Georgetown, through-

Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 1-2 p.m the first Monday of each month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800-928-4848 or (606) 759-4050. 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. Loss Support Groups, sponsored by Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive in Maysville, Ky. is offering 6week group meetings for individuals who have lost a spouse. In the Mt. Orab office meetings will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Ohio Veterans Bonus is available for an estimated 200,000 Ohio residents. Eligible veterans may receive $100 for each month of active duty service in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq during specified times. Further information about those times and other related matters is available by calling the Ohio Veterans Services Network at 1-877644-6838 or going online at Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit 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. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularlyscheduled 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.



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What’s the significance of having “pre-diabetes”? Well, it’s been shown that people with pre-diabetes are much more likely than people who don’t have pre-diabetes to develop Type 2 diabetes IF they don’t change some things. The good news on this is that it’s also been shown that if you have pre-diabetes but you lose a modest amount of weight (5 to 7% of your current weight— just 10 to 14 pounds if you currently weigh 200 pounds) and get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking) at least five days per week, you can cut down on your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes by more than half! So your next question might be the same as my brother-inlaw’s—where can I get my fasting blood sugar checked? There are some different options in Brown County and naturally, if you have health insurance you would want to check with your insurance plan to decide which would be the best choice for you. You could get your FBS checked by your family doctor or nurse practitioner. Another option is to get it checked at the Brown County Health Department—they have a Cholestec machine which can measure FBS, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides. Call 937378-6892 for more information about fasting time and cost (I recommend fasting 12 hours if you’re having your FBS and/or triglycerides checked). Finally, you’re in luck—the Brown County General Hospital is having its annual Health Fair on Saturday, March 26th from 8 AM to 12 Noon. Besides being able to pick up a lot of helpful information on a

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Motorists reminded of headlight Bill to amend livestock liability laws passes Ohio House and windshield wiper law S t a t e Representative Danny R. Bubp (R-West Union) announced that House Bill 22 today passed from the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 96-0. This legislation revises laws regarding civil and criminal penalties levied against livestock owners. House Bill 22 would ensure that livestock owners whose animals are intentionally set free by an unauthorized person opening a gate or cutting a fence would not be prosecuted for failing to keep their livestock from running at large. Under current law, a livestock owner would have criminal liability for circumstances beyond their control, regardless of how responsible the owner is. “I’m pleased that House Bill 22 passed from the Ohio House

with strong bipartisan support,” said Bubp. “This legislation is necessary so we can fine-tune Ohio’s agriculture laws and avoid unfair financial burdens on our local farms.” According to House Bill 22, in cases where animals escape due to a storm or a neighborhood prank, the owner would not be liable if proven that he or she acted in a reasonably prudent manner to prevent or rectify the escape. Alternatively, liability would be imposed if the animal owner or keeper recklessly fails to maintain barns, fences and gates. House Bill 22 was introduced at the request of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio State Bar Association. It will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol today reminded all motorists of the Ohio law requiring vehicle headlights to be on when windshield wipers are in use. The law, which took full effect on January 1, 2010, is geared toward increasing visibility for motorists during unfavorable weather conditions thus reducing the possibility of

injury crashes. Ohio Revised Code 4513.03 is a secondary traffic offense, which means vehicles cannot be stopped solely for a violation of this statue. A citation for this offense is a minor misdemeanor and fines vary by court district. The Patrol has issued 834 citations for this offense since January 1, 2010.

SHJVSD Board set to meet The Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board office at 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, OH.

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skills,” said Vicki Mountz, acting chief of the Division of Wildlife. To be considered for the wildlife officer training school, applicants must be at least 21 years of age by April 1, 2012, and have a valid driver’s license. An associate’s degree or completion of an undergraduate core program in fish and/or wildlife management, criminal justice, environmental law enforcement or related fields is required by the end of August 2011. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate physical fitness according to standards developed by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission, as well as swim 100 yards in five minutes and tread water for five minutes. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take a state proficiency examination offered on June 4 in central Ohio. Top scoring candidates will then undergo interviews and pre-employment evaluations. Those who are selected as cadets will attend the wildlife officer academy for about six months. During the academy, cadets will study law enforcement, fish and wildlife management techniques, and learn informational and educational skills. The academy will commence in early January 2012. To obtain more information, go to

variety of health issues and talking with professionals from several different health agencies, you can get a free blood sugar screening (if you want it to be a fasting blood sugar, don’t forget to fast--don’t eat or drink anything for 8 to 12 hours. There will be several other free Health Fair screening and education services. You can also get a blood test which will tell you about your cholesterol levels, liver enzymes, and several other blood test values for $20. For more information about the Health Fair, please call 937-378-7500. Remember—you can’t control and successfully manage pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes if you don’t even know that you have it. So make it your goal to discover your FBS number! Sue Basta is a member of the Adams-Brown Diabetes Education Coalition (ABDEC). The mission of the ABDEC is to promote prevention and improved self-management of diabetes through awareness and education in Adams and Brown Counties. She is also a volunteer with the newlyformed Brown County SUGAR (Support to Unite Generations in the Appalachian Region) Shakers, a group dedicated to spreading the word about Type 2 diabetes prevention and awareness. The Adams-Brown Creating Healthy Communities Program is administered by HEALTHUC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program. The project is funded by CDC Grant Number 2B01DP009042-10 from the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Creating Healthy Communities Program. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 E. State St. in Georgetown, OH.


The Georgetown F.O.E. #2293 is hosting our last monthly Fish Fry for the season on April 1, 2011 from 5-7:30 p.m. Once again we will have all you can eat fish plates, fish bowls or sandwiches available. Sides are coleslaw, mac and cheese and hand cut french fries. Carryout is available, please call (937) 378-4330 to place an order. Thank you for your continued support of the Eagles.

‘Burg Alumni dinner set The 116th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 South Fifth Street Williamsburg, Ohio. Deadline to make reservations is Wednesday, May 25, 2011. ALL reservations must be made in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information contact Charlene Speeg at: or by phone at (513) 724-5544 or visit the WHS web site at to download a registration form.



Applications are being accepted beginning Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 15, for the next wildlife officer training school, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. ODNR is seeking to fill approximately 18 new wildlife officer positions throughout Ohio. Wildlife officers have statewide jurisdiction to enforce wildlife regulations, investigate allegations of waterway pollution, protect

About a month ago I had an interesting conversation with one of my brothers-in-law while shoveling a lot of horse manure out of a stall in the barn (I was the one doing the shoveling, NOT my brother-in-law!). Anyway, he was talking about an acquaintance who was getting kidney dialysis and he was wondering why it seemed like so many people were getting dialysis these days. We talked about the various health conditions which can require long-term dialysis. I mentioned that it could get pretty scary down the road, because we have such an epidemic of obesity in our country, which can lead to so many more cases of Type 2 diabetes. And of course, I also commented that the key to successfully living with diabetes and preventing those nasty long-term complications such as kidney failure involves keeping your blood sugar level within a healthy range on a regular basis. But the statement which took my brother-in-law by surprise was my comment that although Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, about one-third of those who have it don’t even realize that they have it! This could obviously lead to more people with kidney failure (and dialysis) in the future! Naturally, his question was, “How do you KNOW if you have diabetes?”. Well, here’s the deal. You need to “know your number”— meaning your fasting blood sugar (or “glucose”) number. To find out what your number is, you need to fast for 8 to 12 hours and have a sample of your blood taken and analyzed for the amount of sugar in it. If your fasting blood sugar (FBS) is less than 100 mg/dl, it is considered to be “normal”. If your FBS is 100 to 125 mg/dl, you have “pre-diabetes” (more on that later). And if your FBS is higher than 125 mg/dl, you need to see your doctor or nurse practitioner as you might have diabetes.


Interested in becoming an Ohio Wildlife Officer? Just how do you know if you have diabetes?

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ALL ABOUT Hair is accepting applications for an experienced Cosmetologist & a Manicurist. Call 937-444-6625 or stop by at 453 W. Main St., Mt. Orab.

PART-TIME POSITION for hire. The Village of Sardinia cemetery is looking to fill a part-time position caring for the upkeep of the cemetery grounds through the summer months. The pay is $8/hr. for 24hrs./wkly. Hours are flexible. Must be able to mow and weedeat. Stop at Sardinia Town Hall for application or if you have any questions call 937-446-3807, ask for Tim Mock.

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. HOME DRIVERS: every weekend, sign-on bonus, up to $0.36 per mile - No Touch - mostly drop & hook, CDL-A 1yr. experience required, lon-gevity, safety & recruiting bonuses, health, dental & vision benefits after 90 days, paid life insurance, vacation & holidays. Apply Or 866-460-8464. EXPERIENCED COSMETOLOGIST needed immediately. Call Tammy at 937-213-3481. LOUISO TRUCKING, INC. FULL-TIME CLASS A CDL driver for Regional driving. Tanker endorsement a plus, not required. Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140.


GROWING LOCAL Appliance Repair Company looking to hire expe-rienced Customer Service Representative. Please call for more information. 513-943-0500. PART-TIME POSITION for hire. The Village of Sardinia Public works is looking to fill a part-time position. The pay is $8/hr. for 24hrs./wkly. Job may last up to December, hours are flexible. Must be able to do labor work. Stop at Sardinia Town Hall for application or if you have any questions call 937-446-3807, ask for Tim Mock. SEMI DRIVER NEEDED 25 years old, clean CDL Class A with 2 years experience. OTR Flat bed. Home weekends. Call 937-446-1707.

SALES PERSON/ ESTIMATOR Maaco, a progressive Body shop seeks an energetic individual. Prefer w/automotive experience. Good communication skills a must. Entry level. Will train. Excellent earning potential. Mr. Saha 513-752-2720. THE VILLAGE of Aberdeen is accepting applications for the position of maintenance laborer/water meter system employee. Please send resumes to Emily Henderson, Administrator at PO Box 509, Aberdeen, OH 45101. WANTED - 10 people to accept the 21-day Weight Loss Challenge. Coaching provided, cash prize awarded, for more information 937-444-6161 or WANTED: 2 professional managing cosmetologist. ‘All About You’ Hair Salon & Day Spa, Fayetteville. Need independent contractor’s license. Call 513-8753000.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 & 2br apartment for rent in Ripley, $250 & $300/mo. plus deposit & all utilities, no pets. 937-618-0063. 1 OR 2br, equipped kitchen, rent discount, references & deposit. 513-876-3017. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565.

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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 2BR APARTMENTS w/attached garage in a 1-story tri-plex w/an equipped kitchen & laundry room, ample closet space, patio & a yard. No steps, private street. Darling apartments. Utilities not included. Small pets allowed. Located at the Sandstone Estates, a mature-living community in Mt. Orab. 513-625-4522.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouse Starts at $565.00 With discount. Visit our website:

DRIVERS NEEDED 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling Home Every Night Call TCB Trucking 513-625-8183


MT. ORAB - 2br, cathedral ceilings, lots of parking, washer/dryer hookup, stove, refrigerator included, $575/mo. plus deposit. 513-616-6817.

SMALL 1BR, 2nd floor, living room/kitchen combo, bedroom, private bath, laundry facility on 1st floor w/storage area, $350/mo. plus deposit; 2/3br, 2nd floor, single bath, living room, eat-in kitchen, laundry room w/storage area, $475/mo. plus deposit. If interested call 937-618-1244 or 937-344-1311.

12,000 SQ. ft. Warehouse/Fabrication Shop with two 5 ton bridge cranes and office space for rent/lease. Located right off of 32 in Batavia with plenty of parking and room for large deliveries. $2,000/mo. plus utilities. Call 513-724-1700 or 513-300-9547.

BATAVIA: 2BR, $500/MO., $150 deposit, quiet family friendly, WW carpet, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laundry. Off-street parking. 513-561-4014.

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

“SPRING FORWARD WITH THIS DEAL” Efficiency & 1 bedroom A/C, extra storage Nice size 513-724-3951

BRICK DUPLEX apartment, 1.5 bedrooms, stove, refrigerator, central air, washer/dryer hookup, shed, NO PETS, $450/mo., $450/dep. Senior discount. Call 937-378-6827.

NOW RENTING Hamant Villa Apartments, Mt. Orab, mature living, 1-story, W/D hookup, call for move-in special. 513-724-2841 or 513-313-8262.

FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

NOW RENTING One bedroom apartment, utilities included. Rent is income based. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and have a mental illness. For more information call Amanda 937-378-6041, Ext. 257

2BR, BIG, has heat/a/c, washer/dryer hookup, nice property, call, it won’t last. 513-724-3951.

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GEORGETOWN: 1BR apartment w/stove, refrigerator, water/sewer furnished, no pets, $150/move-in fee plus $350/mo. 937-379-1351 or 513-767-5888. LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

RIPLEY - 1br apartment in town, very nice w/deck & patio, no pets or smokers, application required, $415/mo. plus deposit. Call 513-528-5100. 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.

News Reporter wanted for weekly newspaper. Job duties include writing & photography. Ideal candidate needs to have writing experience and the ability to produce quality stories under deadline pressure. Working knowledge of Quark and layout 937-213-2060 experience a plus.


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2,500 SQ. ft. Office for rent/lease. Located right off of 32 in Batavia and only 15 minutes from 275. Private drive with plenty of parking. $1,000/mo. plus utilities. Call 513-724-1700 or 513-300-9547.

3BR, 1BA on Lake Lorelei, $800/mo. plus deposit, pets extra, serious inquiries only, call 513-875-3459.

UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

3BR, EQUPPED kitchen, full basement, washer/dryer hookup, shaded yard, rent discount, 513-876-3017.


RIPLEY - 3br, close to river, in-town, laundry room, $475/mo. plus deposit. 937-378-4706 or 513-748-9711.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT FOR RENT - Taking applications for nice 2br, 14x70 mobile home on Rt. 62 between Macon & Ashridge. $400/rent, $400/dep. No Pets. 937-446-2155. HAMERSVILLE Country home on 3-acres w/outbuildings, handicap ramp, 3br, 2ba, washer/dryer hookup, $650/mo. plus deposit. 937-379-1351 or 513-767-5888. NICE 3BR mobile home, new carpet/appliances in nice mobile home park for rent, handicap ramp accessible. Interested persons contact P.O. Box 59, Felicity, OH 45120 w/address or phone number.

WANTED TO Rent Farm ground. All rent up front. Call 513-262-3674


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)


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403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MILFORD, OHIO 2004 Fairmont Mobile Home for Sale 2br, 2ba, washer/dryer, a/c, very clean, like new. 55 or older


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)

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES LAWN CARE & landscaping, commercial & residential mowing, fertilizer, clean-ups, mulch, landscape design & installation. Free estimates. Burns Greenhouse & Landscaping 937-442-4573

506 - CLEANING 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.


QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set w/memory foam. Brand new in plastic. Value $1100. Sell $350. 937-515-6590.

FOR SALE - Mt. Orab, 37,000 sq. ft. lot in great location, close to Merchants Plaza, zoned R-2 could be R-3 or business. Frontage on two streets, city utilities available. 607 - FIREWOOD FOR SALE Property has small rental Firewood, sold by house that rents for $500 State Regulations, per month. Great location u-pick up or we deliver. for 2-family, 3-family or For fast friendly service Cox Firewood at: apartments. Would con- call 937-378-4309 sider investment partnerNo answer, leave message ship or owner financing, or call 937-515-5829 $119,000. 937-213-2060 Located Dennis Wright. 3600 SR 125

501 - CHILD CARE EXPERIENCED HOME child care, 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift, FT/$20, PT/$25 a day. 513-314-9224.


Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome

608 - FARM PRODUCE FOR SALE - Straw, wire tied, $3.00/bale. Call 513-262-3674.



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FOR SALE - Australian Shepherd puppies, 8-wks. old, Blue Merles, shots/wormed, health guaranteed, POP, $250-$300, approved homes only. 937-444-7014 or 513-335-1900. FREE PUPPIES, 8wks. old, short-haired Lab mix. 513-875-3990.


JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

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

2-3 YR old goats; Purebred Nubian Does w/Nubian Doelings at side. 2 yr old Doe Bred to Freshen in June. Yearling Doe open, born June 11, 2006. Call after 5pm for prices. Interested calls only, please. Call 937-764-1260.


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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

1259346- Mt. Orab- 3 BD, 2BA. Turn the key & move in! Brand new furnace, A/C, California Berber carpet. Vinyl flooring, countertops & dishwasher. New beautiful kitchen cabinets & windows. Two 12x10 sheds in excellent condition. What are you waiting for? $ 79,900

1259128- Georgetown - 2 FAMILY- Best cash flow deal in town! Corner location for this duplex on public water & sewer. 1 & 2 bdrm. Equipped kitchens, Washer & dryer hook-up. Huge walk-in attic. $36,900

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


1258238- Sardinia- 3BD, 2BA, Almost 1500 sq.ft. of open living area. Master bedroom suite. Dining Rm. & Eat-in Kitchen. Covered back porch. Affordable living seconds off St.Rt.32. Back yard completely privacy & fenced. $79,900

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


1246303 Georgetown E C I R P Wonderful curb appeal 1.5 story is priced to sell! 3BD, Light & airy Liv. Rm. w/a natural bay window. Newer roof, vinyl & windows. Lots of storage. 1 car detached garage. Public water & sewer. $34,500

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

Lake Waynoka - Enjoy all of the amenities of the lake as you reside in this well built house situated on 2.5 acs. Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA! Absolutely ready to move-in. Full finished bsmt, lanai, Part fenced yard and fully equipped kit to name a few. $155,000

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. $125,000

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







1250495- Georgetown - Custom built home fully torn down to studs. This beauty boasts 18'ceramic tile flrs.10yr.warr. Carpet, new kit. (beautiful cherry cabinets). Marble sills, walk-out to landscaped deck/patio w/Pergula. 4 car drive-thru garage. Addt'l workshop. $144,255


1258411- Mt. Orab - 3 BR. 2 BA. Must see to believe! Fully renovated stick built. Re-finished hdwd floors thru-out. Family rm. carpeted. Brand new wndws, int & ext doors, paint & counter tops. Mins to SR32. 0.50 acres. Private drive. $45,000

1208772- Mt. Orab - Come enjoy your peaceful new home. 3 Bedroom, 2 full bath ranch on 1+ acre near Lake Grant. 1 car detached garage. Large wood deck. $89,750! Call Christy Today at 513-317-1313.

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

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

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




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! $189,747

90 Douglas Lane, Georgetown - 3 BD 2BA. Exquisite Dale Bonar Built full brick home. Custom crown molding thru-out, 9' ceilings, spacious counter space. Transomein Guest Bath. Large Bed Rms. Covered Front & Back Porches. Private Back Yard. $149,000




1238691- Russellville- Unique cedar sided contemporary home secluded behind pine trees. Many beautiful views. Soaring ceilings, natural lighting thru-out. 4 BR. 3 full Ba. Full bsmt,double-sided FP,huge Fam.Rm. Stocked pond, barn, inground pool all on 10.7 acres. $229,900

1242936- Mt. Orab - Must See! Affordable Town Property. 3BD, 2BA. Public water & sewer. Brand new paint, flooring & furnace. Spiral staircase to upstairs bedroom. $34,900

FOR SALE - Baby Milk Goats, bucks & does, Nubian/LaMacha cross, weaned, great Easter pets, $50.00 OBO. 937-444-3983. ONE REGISTERED Quarter Horse, Western Pleasure, $500; one registered Quarter Halter Horse, $500; Billy Cook Show Saddle, $1800; Berry Fit size 12-14, $100. 513-724-2857.

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:

937-515-2692 COFFEE TABLE, oak, 48x36x18, on rollers, great game table, $75.00; Samsung Intensity Verizon wireless, works like new, $75.00; Oak dining table & chairs, 2-captains chairs, 4-regular chairs, table 60x34, good condition, solid wood, $100; Soundesign turntable, dual cassette, two 30” speakers, 100LP’s - large variety of music, $100; 937-444-2986, 5pm-9pm weekdays, anytime weekends. FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. OLD BUT good Wurlitzer piano w/bench. 2-cabinet style sewing machines. 937-444-2764. 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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In our February meeting Barb and Ray Gardner were voted to be our Grand Marshall’s at the 2011 Brown County Fair. The only problem we’ll have is finding a driver that they trust to drive their vintage Cadillac. They are the couple who always drive our Grand Marshall in the opening day parade. We congratulate them on being the Grand Marshall’s of the 160 years of magic at the Brown CountyFair. Coming in the gate from the parking lot this last year you saw the first entries of the Pumpkin Club of Brown County. This year they are going to do it again with the goal of a 1000 pound pumpkin by fair time this year. Sponsored by Trupointe we have three prizes again this year, $300.00 for first, $200.00 for second and $100.00 for third. Same rules as last year the largest weight wins. If you would like to join the Brown County Pumpkin Club and see what you can grow contact: Donnie Sroufe at (937) 392-1175 or E-Mail at: People applying for the Fair Book covers contest don’t forget to start on them soon the deadline is May 1. Remember we have a junior and senior prize for this. Each of you can win $50.00 dollars and be interviewed for the Fair Book. The little state fair should be on there and our theme: 160 years of Magic. I think a lot of things can be done with this theme and the tradition of the little state fair. Again this year we want to have a membership drive contest. Ironing out some of the problems from last year, It was still a success overall. We would like to thank over 100 businesses for gifts last year. The drawings were held each day and the gifts were picked up at the fair board office each day. We had 2 Grand Prizes last year and they were drawn on Saturday. Many of the members were surprised about their winning and it was a fun thing at the fair. You don’t have to be present each day to win but make sure you stop in

DENNIS BROUGHTON at the office to see who won. Membership badges were $1.50 for the week in 1877, but an additional charge of 10 cents was made to park your horse. 15 cents for each horse and buggy and 20 cents for each two-horse vehicle brought on to the fair grounds. We no longer charge for parking. Bob Hardyman and his trusted lady helpers had over 5000 entries in the Floral Hall this past year. In 1860 the floral hall committee consisted of how many? The Brown CountyFair will be held on Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 2011. You can contact us at: (937) 3783558 or E-Mail: Our website is: Hope to see you at the 160th Brown County Fair

Call before you cut your timber From time to time I get calls from land owners interested in cutting timber, or they have been contacted by someone interested in buying their timber. Tim Wilson and Lee Crocker are with the Ohio Division of Forestry and can help with information about timber for our area. Tim has office hours in Georgetown on Wednesdays. You can call Tim’s office at (937) 3784920, or stop by his office which is located in the same building as the USDA Farm Service Agency and the Brown County Soil and Water District, on South Main, in Georgetown. Tim covers Adams, Brown, Clermont and Scioto Counties. Lee Crocker covers Highland and Pike Counties. Lee’s office is located in Chillicothe and he can be reached at 740-774-1596 ext. 103. This article appeared in the Ohio Ag Manager Newsletter a while back. It was written by Dave Ap sley, Natural Resources Specialist, Ohio State University Extension. It may be helpful in preparing you for any thoughts of a timber sale on your land. How many farmers would allow someone to come onto the farm, select and load the best cattle with a verbal promise from the buyer to pay ? of whatever they

Gospel sing, dinner in Decatur on March 20 Join the Byrd Township community for their annual gospel sing and dinner on Sunday, March 20 at the Decatur Community Center on state Route 125. Food serving will begin at noon in the Charles Moore Auditorium. Menu will include choice of oven fried chicken or baked steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner roll, coleslaw, dessert and drink. At 1 p.m. singers will perform on stage including Harriet Jackson, The Cantrell Family Gospel Band, Betty Tatman, Jason Cooper, Doug Green, and Rosie Young. Meals will continue to be served throughout the music program. Prices for the event are $10 adults, $5 for children age 4 12 and children 3 and under are free. The meal and program are sponsored each year by the Byrd Township School

Preservation Committee with all proceeds going to support and maintain the Decatur Community Center. The public is invited.

GEVS early dismissal date The Georgetown Exempted Village Schools will be dismissed early on Friday, March 25, 2011. On this date the following dismissal schedule will apply: The usual early dismissal routine will follow for Grades Pre-K – 12: 1:20 p.m. - Elementary School walkers and car riders dismissed; Georgetown Jr/Sr High School students dismissed; 1:30 p.m. - Elementary School bus riders dismissed.

has some value. If you would like to learn more about how to manage woodland, mark your calendar for April 14th. The title for the workshop is, “Tips for Managing Your Woodland Resources”. This is a joint progr am with the Southern Ohio Forestry Association and includes speakers from ODNR-Forestry and Soil and Water. It is also the first of several Ohio Valley EERA programs for OSU Extension in 2011. The program will be held at the OSU South Centers beginning at 6:00 p.m. The South Centers is located on SR 32 about 1 mile east of US 23 in Pike County. The flier with more detailed information can be found at htt p:// Ohio Beef Expo The Ohio Beef Expo is this weekend, March 18-20, at the State Fairgrounds in Columbus. The Beef Expo includes educational sessions, beef shows and sales. For more information, contact the Ohio Cattlemen at 614873-6736 or online go to and look under events. A.I. Training Course Don’t forget the next opportunity to be trained in Artificial Insemi nation locally is coming up soon. The dates are April 5-7 in Hillsboro at the United Producers Stockyards in the evenings. The class begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. This training may be eligible for the Educational Assistance Program offered by the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation for those who qualify. If you plan to sign up for the class you can call toll free at 800-8372621. Classes are limited, so call today. If you plan to apply for the Educational Assistance Program contact Kristy at 937-393-2700. This needs to be done as soon as possible. It takes to time to process the paperwork, so call today. Things to Remember Agronomy Day – March 23 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ponderosa on US 62 South in Hillsboro. Program will have 4 OSU Extension State Specialists on t he program. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP by calling any of the three county OSUE Offices: Adams (937) 544-2339, Brown (937) 378-6716, or Highland (937) 393-1918 and give us a number of people planning to attend. Highland Co. Pork Producers Annual Banquet – Ponderosa in Hillsboro on March 24 at 6:30 p.m. with the cost being $12 each.

DAVID DUGAN were sold for at the market? Sounds ridiculous doesn't it? Why should selling timber be any differe nt? Selling timber can be one of the most important financial decisions that you make in your lifetime, and an improper timber sale can cause long-term environmental damage, which greatly reduces your forest's potential to provide future benefits. With proper planning and assistance: "you can have your cake and eat it too.” It is possible to get significantly more income from your timber sale while keeping the potential of your forest to produce future benefits in place. Call Before You Cut, a program sponsored by several of Ohio's government and non-profit organizations and agencies, is the place to go to get the information that you need to make informed decisions about the management and harvesting of your forest resources. So if you are planning to sell some of your timber, be sure to call (1-877-42 4-8288) or click before you cut. TOP 10 Reasons to Call Before You Cut 10) Learn if harvesting is right for you & your woods 9) Harvest the proper trees 8) Receive expert advice from a professional forester 7) Save $$$ on taxes 6) Find the best logger for the job 5) Develop a harvest contract to protect you & your forest 4) Assure a healthy & diverse forest for the futur e 3) Protect your soil & water resources, and learn about Ohio's resource protection laws 2) Maximize profit from your timber harvest 1) Ensure your overall satisfaction with the harvest! Call Before You Cut is sponsored by ODNR-Division of Forestry, Ohio State University Extension, Rural Action Sustainable Forestry, ODNRDivision of Soil and Water, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Di stricts, Ohio Society of American Foresters, The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Better Business Bureau and Ohio Tree Farm Committee. If you have land that has trees on it, you may have a woodlot that

Tickets are available at the OSU Extension Office in Hillsboro. District Ca ttlemen Meeting – The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association meeting will be March 30 at the Southern State Community College in Fincastle starting at 6:30 p.m. Call to RSVP. Light meal is included, so help us plan for the meal by calling in advance. Adult Pork Quality Assurance Plus will be available on March 31 starting at 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the OSU South Centers in Piketon. Highland Co. Cattlemen Banquet – Elks on Ap ril 6. Woodland Management Program – April 14 at OSU South Centers in Piketon beginning at 6 p.m. titled, “Tips for Managing Your Woodland Resources”.



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Reserve your space now for spring craft show The Western Brown Touchdown Club will be holding a craft bazaar on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. This event will be held at the Western Brown High School. Reservations are being accepted for booth space. Each booth will consist of a space to set up to 2 six foot crafting tables (provided by the crafter). All booths are assigned on a first come, first served basis by receipt of your rental fee. The cost of a booth is a non-refundable $35.00 rental fee. For more information call Kelley McMullen at (513) 889-6346, Cindy Brumfield at (937) 444-3551 or Kim Clark (937) 444-2198.

Mt. Orab Garden Club to meet The Mt. Orab Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library. Guest are always welcome! The Mt. Orab Library is located at 613 S. High Street, Mt. Orab. For more information call (937) 444-3407.

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