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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 No. 33

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dallas Tincher sentenced to life in prison for murder Dallas Tincher has been sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of John Carpenter in April of 2010. He will have to serve 28 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Tincher is 71 years old and in poor health. “I feel great relief and I’m happy for him to get on the bus to Orient”, said Brown County Prosecutor Jessica

Little. Orient is the intake facility for the Ohio Department of Corrections. Tincher was convicted of two counts of complicity and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in early January. Visiting Judge Thomas Nurre merged sentencing on the three counts, sentencing Tincher to 25 years to life in prison for the murder charges and three years for a gun charge.

Tincher was originally set to be sentenced Jan. 24, but that was put on hold after Joseph Hensley, who testified against Tincher, recanted his testimony. Hensley claimed he was forced to confess to being the triggerman hired by Tincher to kill Carpenter, doing so in a letter presented to the court by Tincher’s attorneys, Gary Rosenhoffer and Christine Tailer. Tincher’s attorneys asked for a new trial because

Hensley also claimed in the letter that Tincher was innocent. Before sentencing, Nurre turned down motions to dismiss the charges and for a new trial for Tincher. “The court finds that Hensley’s testimony at trial under oath was extremely incriminating and more believable than any later recantation”, Nurre said from the bench. “Testimony of Hensley ridCONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Tincher is placed in handcuffs by Bailiff Robert Green following his sentencing.

Patterson resigns as BC Hospital CEO BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Michael Patterson has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Brown County Regional HealthCARE, the parent company of Brown County General Hospital. Joan Phillips of Southwest Healthcare will take over as CEO under an management and consulting contract already in place with the hospital board of trustees. A reason for Patterson’s resignation was not provided. Brown County Hospital Board of Trustees member Ben Houser said that Patterson “had worked hard and served well in his capacity as CEO and deserved to be treated with respect.” Phillips said that Patterson will be employed for three months as a consultant as the

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sale process for the hospital moves forward. The working target date for the sale to close is on or before April 4. “it’s just a few more pieces of paperwork that have to be completed, but we are on target right now to close”, Phillips said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Wahlsburg annexation not likely in near future By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press During a recent Georgetown Village Council meeting, Mayor Dale Cahall reported that a request to annex an area of land in Wahlsburg was temporarily on hold due to the current financial situation of the village. Approximately a year and a half ago several residents of the Wahlsburg area approached the council to find out if it was a possibility to extend sewer system rights to

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their area. “We paid attention to their request to be annexed into the Village of Georgetown,” said Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall, “We would love to extend our corporation limits out to Wahlsburg. “We tried to get grant funds for the project which could cost as much as 3 to 4 million dollars. That would include about 40 properties.” Cahall said the village applied for several grants but the project didn’t qualify for any of the 80/20 grants or any 50/50 grants. “We held a town meeting to talk to all the property owners and we sent out letters to them,” he added, “we wanted to know what the majority wanted, and it was about half and half. Half wanted to annex to Georgetown and half wanted to remain a township. “And on top of that, in the mean time, the Ohio EPA has mandated that we build a new waste water treatment plant that is going to cost us over $10 million. So it’s not looking good that this project is going to happen any time soon.” Joe Kovach is the owner of Grandma’s and Grampa’s Carryout in Wahlsburg, located right on St. Rt. 68. “I’ve had this business over a year and would really like to CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Western Brown Chorale goes to state! On Saturday, March 19, 2011 the Western Brown Choirs competed in the OMEA District 16 large group contest. They sang three songs for three judges and received a rating from each judge. They then proceeded on to sight-reading, where they were judged by one judge on their ability to sing a song they had never seen before. The Men's and Women's Choirs received Excellent ratings overall and the Chorale received a Superior rating, which is the highest rating given at this contest. This is the first time in seven years the Chorale has received a Superior rating and will move on to OMEA State contest in May. This is also the first time Chorale has received a Superior rating in sight-reading. Congrats to all the choir members!

Mount Orab to seek levy to pay for a police dog By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The Village of Mount Orab will be placing a 1.5 mill public safety levy on the ballot this November to pay for a K-9 unit. Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount appeared before council Mount Orab to outline the Police Chief need for the Bryan Mount request.

“We are requesting this additional 1.5 mill levy because everything in our village has grown, almost doubling in size,” Mount said. “The last time my department requested a levy was in 2000, 11 years ago.” A replacement 4.0 mill public safety levy will also be on the ballot. He said the village has added over 500 new houses and 52 new businesses with an increased in residents from 2,307 to over 3,600. “We are dedicated to the protection of the residents of Mt. Orab and providing one of the most diversified police force in the area,” Mount continued,

“We are now faced with new challenges daily, as the outbreak of heroin and pills is to epidemic proportions.” Mount said in the past year his department has seen the number of burglaries and thefts in the area increase dramatically. “Five years ago it was uncommon to have one residential burglary a week in the county,” he said. “Now we are seeing at least one a day.” “We are utilizing traffic stops to check on vehicles which may seem out of place or are driving around neighborhoods repeatedly as if to case houses which they may break into”, he continued.

The chief went on to say his department is in desperate need of a police K-9 unit the new levy would provide, which would provide the probable cause to search for narcotic drugs or heroin in vehicles. “A K-nine unit can also be used to complete weekly drug searches within the Western Brown Schools,” he added. He also discussed some of the ways his department is working to be more efficient such as, all his officers are crossed trained in both police and fire training. “My officers provide support to the fire department by carrying their turnout gear and CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


Township trustees across the county brace for cuts By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press With the recent cuts in local government funding from the state, the trickle down effect will be a hard pill to swallow for many of the 16 Brown County Townships. The fund will be cut 25 percent over each of the next two years. Perry Township will be hit especially hard by the cuts, according to Township Trustee Louis Johnson. He said the township receives about $500,000 annually for maintaining roads, bridges, six cemeteries, mowing sides of roads, purchasing and maintaining equipment and paying for the 5-year old

community building, salt shed, garage and employees. “That seems like a lot of money,” he added. “But what residents of the township don’t understand is, when $150,000 is for road maintenance, that is absolutely the only thing those funds can be used for. “We aren’t allowed to move money around in our budget. If money is earmarked to be spent on blacktop, not one dime of it can be spent on fixing a snow plow, or any other form of maintenance.” He said the township has about 36 miles of roadway to maintain and that blacktop for one mile of road can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $35,000 depending on the original condition of the road sur-

face. “New black-topping of a road lasts anywhere from four to five years,” Johnson said. “Then in between those years the road surface has to be tarred and chipped. It’s a never ending process, and we take pride in doing it right. We lost a percentage of the personal property tax and it was replaced with a CAT (Community Action Tax) and now I understand we’re about to lose our percentage of the estate tax. Those cuts really hurt the townships.” Johnson said he believes that when funds are taken away from a township, they should be offered a way of getting the funds back. “Right now, we have 2 or 3 phone towers in our township,”

he said. “the county get a percentage of cell phone taxes. We have the towers, but they get the tax revenue. “We have tornado towers in our township. Block grants paid to put the towers up there, but the townships get no money to maintain them.” He added that the county helps the township a lot and the trustees appreciate the help. Johnson said he and the two other trustees from Perry Township, David Brinkman and William Pritchard are currently working with the economic development director to expand a local shop in the township which will create new jobs. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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MOFD places 2007 Medtec ambulance into service


The recent decision by the Mt. Orab Village Council to purchase a 2007 Medtec ambulance has proved to be a much better deal than first thought. Several weeks ago council submitted a bid of $65,000 for the ambulance, which was being auctioned by the Village of Cleves, Ohio. “I found out the Village of Cleves owed $65,000, so that’s where we started,” Mayor Bruce Lunsford said. “I didn’t figure they would take any offer less that that. We knew the fire department was in need of a new EMS vehicle so we had put aside $125,000, because that’s what a new one costs.” After making the purchase and picking the vehicle up last Friday, March 19, the department wasted no time in getting cleaned up and inspected from front to back. “One of the many extras on this vehicles is the power-lift cot,” said



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Mt. Orab Mayor, Bruce Lunsford wears a big smile as he shows off the new 2007 ambulance recently purchased by the village. Also shown is Fire Chief Lisa Reeves and firefighter Lieutenant Tom Kirker.

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of handling a 700 pound patient. And it’s all done automatically with power. That takes all the weight off the EMT and the firefighters. It’s also equipped with a back-up camera with a

screen next to the driver. It’s a real asset, and we wish we had them in all our emergency vehicles.” The new truck is also equipped with a stair chair which allows responders to bring victims down stairs safer than the standard way. Lunsford estimated that the power cot would have cost the village at least an additional $12,000, the stair chair an additional $5,000 and the back-up camera, possibly $1,500 to $2,000. Also included in the

Brown County Sheriff’s office investigates Aberdeen death Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that the Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Christine Crane, 41 years of age, from State Route 41, Aberdeen, Oh. On March 17, 2011 at 7:06

a.m., the subject’s husband, Robert Crane, called 911 and reported that his wife was not responsive. Aberdeen Life Squad responded and transported Mrs. Crane to Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, Ky., wh ere she was pronounced deceased. Sheriff Wenninger stated that the Mason County Coroner is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The matter is still under investigation. Further details will be available when the investigation is complete.

Mount Orab Wesleyan Church to host revival services Mount Orab Wesleyan Church will be hosting Pastor Ken Spielvogel for revival services. Services will run nightly at 7 p.m. from March 30 through April 3. Sunday Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Come join us for this special time of worship and inspiration. Mount Orab Wesleyan is located at 110 Oak Street, just off of West Main in Mt. Orab. If you would like more information please feel free to call the church office at 444-3370 or by e-mail past o r 8 8 9 2 @ y a h o o . com.

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oxygen lift will prevent back injury to employees. “Before getting this power lift cot,” added Kirker, “we had to call out to another department to move an obese patient. Those minutes waiting for back-up could mean a matter of life or death. We are extremely proud of this new truck.” In addition to these extra features, the vehicle is also

equipped with two adult sani-manikins, a pediatric airway management trainer and many other features. “I estimate the village saved at least $35,000 on the purchase of this ambulance, maybe even more,” added Lunsford. Lunsford said the village usually maintains three emergency vehicles and with this purchase the department has four. It will be determined at a later date if one of the other vehicles will be sold.

OSHP promotions announced Patrol’s Lt. Rhodes promoted to Staff Lieutenant of the Wilmington District Headquarters Lieutenant Brian A. Rhodes was promoted to the rank of staff lieutenant last week by Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy. S/Lt. Rhodes will transfer from his current assignment as the Georgetown Post Commander to serve as an assistant commander of the Wilmington District. S/Lt. Rhodes joined the Patrol in October 1985 as a member of the 115th Academy Class. He received his commission in March 1986 and was assigned to the Georgetown Post, where he was named Post Trooper of the Year by his peers in 1990 and 1991, and earned District Trooper of the Year honors in 1991. In May 1992, S/Lt. Rhodes was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Wilmington Post to serve as an assistant post commander. In February 1994 he transferred back to the Georgetown Post where he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in April 2002. S/Lt. Rhodes received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Police Administration from Columbus State Community College in 1985 and completed training at the FBI National Academy in September 2005. He currently resides in Mt. Orab with his wife Sandra. They have 3 children; Rachel, 16, Bradley, 18, and Samantha, 20.

Patrol’s Sergeant Welling promoted to Lieutenant of the Georgetown Post Lieutenant Brian K. Welling was promoted to the rank of lieutenant last week by Colonel John Born, Patrol Superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy.

Lt. Welling will transfer from his current assignment at the Hamilton Post to serve as the post commander of the Georgetown Post. Lt. Welling joined the Patrol in April 1998 as a member of the 131st Academy Class. He received his commission in October 1998 and was assigned to the Batavia Post, where he was named Post Trooper of the Year in 2001 and 2003. Also in 2003 he earned, District and State Trooper of the Year honors. In August 2006, Lt. Welling was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Hamilton Post to serve as an assistant post commander. Lt. Welling received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the Ohio State University in September 1995. He currently resides in Batavia with his wife, Robin and their two children; Griffin, 6 and Harrison, 8. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is an internationally accredited agency whose mission is to protect life and property, promote traffic safety and provide professional public safety services with respect, compassion, and unbiased professionalism.

Sardinia Bulldawgs to hold fundraiser The Sardinia Bulldawgs baseball team will be holding a fundraiser at the Mt. Orab Skyline on Tuesday, March 29 from 5 - 8 p.m. The boys will be helping the waitress's and earning tips to help pay for uniforms and gear for this years season. 100 percent of your tips go directly to the team. Please come out and support the Sardinia Bulldawgs!

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Fayetteville-Perry names High School Principal Raegan White as new district Superintendent

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In less than 10 minutes during an executive session, the Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education unanimously agreed to sign a 3-year contract with a new superintendent, Raegan White. White, whose term will begin on August 1, 2011, has been the principal of the Fayetteville-Perry High School for the past eight years. He told the board that he is excited about his new position. “I would just like to express just how grateful I am to the board for this opportunity,” White said. “These are difficult times for our schools, but I look forward to the future of Fayetteville-Perry Schools.” Jim Frazier, Superintendent of the Brown County Governing Board of Educational Services Center was on hand to welcome White to the system. White replaces Superintendent Roy Hill, after the board voted against renewing his contract earlier this year. Later in the meeting, the board also approved a four year contract for David Tatman, who will replace White’s vacated principal’s position effective Aug.1, 2011. Hill also told members that since the release of the governor’s proposed state budget had been released, it was being reviewed closely by school boards across the state. However, Hill did confirm that staffing changes could be necessary to balance the budget after an expected reduction of funding. “We are still waiting on the specific details about how the changes will affect our district, Hill said. “Also Senate Bill 5, the collective bargaining bill has been

approved by the Senate and is now under consideration in the House. We expect to hear something about that in a couple of weeks.” In other business, the board recently conducted a financial analysis of the district at the request of Hill and board treasurer, Jo Anna Carraher. The analysis was performed by Janet Smalley from Region 14 of the Ohio Department of Education. The report affirmed that Carraher’s projected revenues and expenditures were accurate. During Superintendent Hill’s report to the board he briefly discussed the ‘Race to the Top’ program which is progressing right on schedule. The 2011-2012 school calender was approved which should coincide with the calender of Southern Hills. The calendar was amended with the two make-up days on March 24 and 25 moved to June 3 and 6. Also discussed was the roof replacement project on the middle school gym and shop area as well as the stage area. “We will need three different bids on these projects,” Hill said. “We’re looking at about $80,000 to do the job, but hopefully we will receive lower bids. “It’s a flat roof, and we have no choice but to send out for bids, since the project is over $23,000.” Hill said he would try to obtain a couple more quotes before accepting bids, but the drafts for the projects should begin immediately. SAY Soccer has requested the use of the soccer field at East Street. Another school has requested using the field for several 3-on-3 tournaments as a fundraiser. Board member Kathleen Johnson said she would like to have SAY carry it’s own liability insurance. The rest


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of the board agreed that that would be a good idea. The aboard approved the request pending proper insurance coverage. Following a second executive session which lasted for over three hours, the following issues were approved: • request by Greg Barlow to attend the OAASFEB Spring Conference in Columbus (paid for from grant funds); • request by Bill Siegler to attend SCOCA training; • request by Barbara Hammons, cafeteria supervisor to attend ODE training in Columbus for new ordering system; • renew certificated contracts of a group of teachers; • approve a list of support staff contracts; • approve retirement of Sharon Brown, effective 6/30/11; • approve Tom Ryan as JV softball coach; • renew administrative

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Boy Bonked by Baseball Brings Bravado By Martha Jacob Columnist When I was a child, I remember how my father used to coach little league baseball for several summers. I loved going with him to all the practices and actually learned a lot about baseball. Neither of my daughters ever had any interest in softball, so when my youngest son Zak was old enough to play pee-wee baseball I was thrilled and encouraged him to play. But, alas, he never really showed much interest in the game. I think part of the reason he didn’t share my enthusiasm for it was because we lived in the country and he never had any buddies living close by to play ball with. When he turned 10 years old, I eagerly signed him up for little league. I told him about signing him up and he said he didn’t want to play. But I managed to bribe him into submission by buying him a new fishing pole. The first practice of the season quickly rolled around and I was so excited I could hardly stand it, and hoped he would learn to like it too and become the next Mickey Mantle. “I hate this glove,” he grumbled. “It hurts my thumb and my fingers are hot.” ‘You’ll get use to it, honey,’ I assured him. ‘Pretty soon it will feel like a part of you.’ “Why do I have to wear these cleated shoes?” he whined, ‘why can’t I just wear my own sneakers?”

MARTHA JACOB It was a never-ending complaint fest! The day finally arrived and I took him to his first practice. The coach quickly gathered all his new team members together, introduced himself and asked them to shout out their names one-by-one and tell why they were there. Most of the boys were jumping up and down with excitement and yelling back comments like...I want to be a winner....or...I want to play baseball. However, after telling everyone his name, my son told the coach he was there because his mom made him be there and he really wanted a new fishing pole. Not the beginning I had hoped for. Then the coach asked the boys if they had a favorite position they would like to play, to which my son said, “who cares.” The boys were sent to the outfield to field some hits by the coach and a couple assistant coaches. I noticed that Zak went as far out as he could and stood next to a couple other players. I took my place on the bleachers and watched as the boys tried to catch ground balls coming at them. I felt a little sick and hoped no balls made its way to my son.

After about 20 minutes of this, I could tell that Zak was getting hot and bored with the whole thing. My husband showed up about that time and sat down with me and listened as I brought him up to date with what had happened so far. Just as I turned back to watch Zak, I saw his glove go flying up in the air and then watched as the glove hit the ground. He then picked the glove up and tossed it even higher into the air. This time he caught it and began doing some strange little victory dance as his team mates watch in confusion. Eventually the coach began moving the boys around from place to place, trying to find their niche. Zak was sent to left field and I was glad. Maybe no one would hit the ball that direction. The temperature had climbed to about 90 degrees and it was hot enough to make the boys break a sweat. I got up to go to the concession stand for a beverage and when I returned to my seat, my husband was sitting leaning forward holding his face in his hands. I looked out in time to see my precious son laying down in the field, using his glove as a pillow. Not his father’s proudest moment. Well, we got through the next few practices without too many more incidents and the teams first game was upon us. I was a nervous wreck about the game. Before the game actually started, the boys ran out onto

the field to warm up. Zak didn’t exactly run, but he did hurry. The coach hit the first practice ball and it went directly towards Zak. I held my breath. And to my horror, the ball bounced up, striking him directly in the face, knocking him to the ground. My husband instinctively grabbed me by the arm and told me to sit still and let the coach handle it. He knows me pretty well. The coach helped Zak to his feet and took him to the dugout. By the time I got to him his eyes were watering real bad and his nose was bleeding and beginning to swell. “Take him home and put some ice on his nose,” the coach said to me, as though this was just any little 10 year old boy. During the ride home I figured my dream for his baseball career had just ended. By the time we got home both his eyes were black and blue and he looked like he’s been beaten with a shovel. He ran to the bathroom, jumped up on the side of the sink and looked at his face in the mirror. “Cool!” he said with a strange sound of excitement in his voice. “I can’t wait to show everybody my shiners. Thanks mom,” he said, as he gave me a hug, “I think I’m gonna like baseball after all.” It’s been over 20 years since that happened and to this day, I don’t understand that boy.

State Representative Danny Bubp (R-West Union) has announced that after more than two weeks of committee hearings and deliberation, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 114—the state transportation budget— with bipartisan support. The transportation budget outlines appropriations totaling $7 billion, including more than $2 billion allocated each year for the construction and maintenance of Ohio’s roadways. In total, the Ohio House reduced transportation spending by nearly $15 million compared with the executive proposal and reduces the total fee burden on Ohioans by more than $5 million annually. “The transportation budget my colleagues and I passed supports our position that Ohioans’ should keep their hard earned dollars in their own pockets,” stated Bubp. “Included in this budget was a provision to remove the $20 late fee for driver license renewals and seasonal vehicle license plate renewals.” Among other initiatives, House Bill 114 consolidates Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) services and reduces BMV spending by approximately $6.7 million in the first year and $7.7 million in the second year. It also specifies that the next-of-kin form provided at the BMV be extended to renewals of drivers’ licenses and applications, as well as renewals of motorcycle licenses. The transportation budget also promotes efficiency and customer service in the gov-



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DANNY BUBP ernmental duties regarding licensing and operation of motor vehicles. For example, in counties with populations greater than 40,000 residents, county clerks of courts will have the authority to serve as deputy registrars. Local entities will have more flexibility to co-locate and provide better service, and in counties where the auditor serves as deputy registrar, county clerks of courts and county auditors may share an office space to more efficiently perform their public duties. House Bill 114 aims to protect Ohio jobs by including appropriations for the Public Works Commission (PWC), specifically $150 million for the state capital improvement program and $49 million for the revolving loan fund while also increasing the amount for local governments. In total, the PWC appropriation is projected to retain as many as 30,000 Ohio jobs. Additionally, the legislation improves Ohio’s business climate by creating an online titling program for commercial vehicles and easing restrictions on transportation of Ohio’s farm commodities and agricultural products. House Bill 114 passed by a vote of 95-0 and now moves to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

What Do You Think? Do you have any recommendations on how our schools can cut their budgets besides letting teachers go?

No, unfortunately I don't know how they're going to cut their budgets, but I definitely don't want to see teachers be fired. Shirley Nicodemus, Lake Waynoka

They will have to cut back on the sports programs, have no new hires for a while and cut some unnecessary expenses. Deena Jones, Greenbush

There is probably too many extra-curricular events. If parents want their kids to play sports they will have to be the ones to pay for it. Saundra Chaney, Lake Waynoka

They need to look closely at all their expenses first, then maybe cut some sports programs or maybe eliminate high school bussing and consider combining bus runs. Jim Neu, Hamersville

I really hate to say it, but some of the extra-curricular activities and put what's left on the shoulders of the parents. Peggy Turner, Williamsburg

I guess the extra curricular activities could be cut out. Robbie Centers, Winchester

With Washington going deeper into debt, new tools are needed to control spending. One such tool is the line-item veto to get rid of wasteful spending and reduce the deficit. That’s why I recently joined a bipartisan group of my fellow senators in introducing the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2011, to provide the president with legislative line-item veto authority. For years, presidents from both parties have asked for this authority. Almost every year of his presidency, Ronald

ROB PORTMAN Reagan asked Congress to give him the ability to identify and eliminate wasteful spending from the annual budget. In his 1986 State of the Union address, President Reagan said, “Tonight I ask you to give me what 43 governors have. Give me the lineitem veto this year. Give me

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the authority to veto waste, and I’ll take the responsibility, I’ll make the cuts, I’ll take the heat.” President Clinton briefly received a form of line-item veto authority, but was stripped of this power in 1997 when the courts said it was unconstitutional to give the Executive branch sole authority over spending. For the past thirteen years, there have been unsuccessful attempts to address the constitutional issue and re-establish this authority so presidents could have what the vast majority of governors use to stop wasteful and unnecessary spending. We have addressed the court’s concerns and constructed a constitutional legislative line-item veto that permits a President to zero out wasteful line-items in a big spending bill. It forces Congress to either accept the cut or deal with that specific item in an up or down vote within a short time frame. Congress can no longer pay lip service to controlling spending, balancing our budget, and reducing the debt. The United States has reached a tipping point. If we don’t get our finances in order, our debt and deficit will continue to impact our ability to create jobs today and mortgage the

future of our children and grandchildren. Small businesses, entrepreneurs, and families make difficult budget choices every day and now it is time for Congress to do the same. There are other ideas to rein in Washington spending such as caps enforced by acrossthe-board reductions or a balanced budget requirement. But the legislative line-item veto is a relatively easy change that should not wait. In Ohio, people are looking for common sense leadership to get us back on track and help create jobs. Now is the time to work together, correct the mistakes of the past and take action to turn things around so that our incredible workforce can lead Ohio to more prosperous times. Whether through bills like the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2011 or other measures, I will work to ensure Congress gets serious about our nation’s finances and the need to pursue policies that foster private sector job creation. Taxpayers work hard for the money they send to local, state and federal governments. They deserve the respect of knowing that Washington does everything possible to do away with wasteful spending.


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According to my paper work that I have on file, there are still several private applicators who have not re-certified for 2011 in Adams, Brown and Highland Counties. The license expires on March 31. If it expires you would be required to pass a test to get your license back. There were 3 previous opportunities in Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties in January and February, but there are an estimated 50 people who have not completed the class according to my records. There will be a cleanup class on Wednesday, March 30 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Southern State Community College in Fincastle. The class is $45 in addition to the $30 you need to send to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. There is no pre-registration at this late date. There will be light refreshments available, as well as OSU Extension Publications. Pesticide Testing Another testing opportunity for both private and commercial applicators for pesticides will be available tentatively for early April. Watch this newspaper and listen to local radio for updates including date, location and time. Prevent Grass Tetany and Other Problems This has been an unusual winter with all of the snow early and now it seems like it rains every other day making for muddy conditions. Livestock have consumed more than normal amounts of hay, too Green grass is something many livestock producers are hoping for soon, as the hay supply for some producers has nearly ran out, while others have an abundance of hay left. With the hope for lush green pastures, there are some risks that we need to take into account. Hungry livestock turned into lush pastures may be susceptible to bloat, which can be fatal. Take precautions by feeding cattle dry hay, and getting them pretty much full, before turning them out to new grass. Also, be aware that wet grass is more of a concern, so wait until the grass is dry in the afternoon to open the gate. Another potential problem is grass tetany. Treatment is limited for this problem because in most cases it is too late to do much, because the animal is usually dead when you realize there is a problem. Since there is a slim chance of treating such a problem, the best strategy would be to make every attempt to reduce the chances of grass tetany. In order to prevent it, we need to know what causes the problem to begin with. Basically, grass tetany is caused by a magnesium deficiency in the diet. Lush grass in the spring tends to be a problem when it comes to meeting the need for magnesium. Part of the problem is that plants do not take up enough

DAVID DUGAN phosphorus or magnesium when weather conditions are cool and wet. Another issue that could cause more of a problem is a high level of potassium. This is even more of a problem for cows that have young calves at their side. Spring calving cows that have calves just a few weeks old on their side have more nutritional needs, so they are more susceptible than the rest of the herd. I am trying to put you into prevention mode, so the idea of not turning these cows onto new pastures hungry should be noted, avoid turning cows into new pastures while the grass is still wet, and avoid applying too much nitrogen or potassium to the soil. With current fertilizer prices, applying too much fertilizer is not likely to happen. However, fertilizer is not nearly as expensive as it was the past couple of years, and some producers may have not applied any potash. If you are trying to catch back up by applying more this year, use some caution on pastures. Another preventative step that should be done is use of a good loose mineral program. Livestock can consume the loose mineral easier and better than blocks. Most animal nutritionists that I have heard speak in the past few years have expressed their preference for using loose mineral. Check the mineral tag to insure that you are providing a mineral that contains enough magnesium. To prevent grass tentany, cows need to consume .6 ounces of magnesium on a daily basis. Most companies have a mineral made for the prevention of grass tetany. A good mineral program is essential for several things in livestock production including reproduction, growth, and overall good health. Livestock will consume what they need if it is available. Providing a mineral with the necessary magnesium now may help prevent grass tetany once it does green up in the pastures, as well as many other benefits. Consult the company, or other companies, to learn more about the mineral programs available. Keep in mind that the cheaper bag in cost is most likely cheaper because it does not provide as much actual minerals as the more expensive bag. I am not talking dealer to dealer, or company to company. Each dealer and/or company will most likely have several different minerals available. Read the tag, consult your local veterinarian for additional

Brown County Master Gardeners to visit SSCC’s South Campus The Brown County Master Gardeners will present “Fall Clean Up” 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and “Canning and Freezing” 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The Ohio State University Extension program coordinates the Master Gardener Volunteer Program as an outreach service. The program provides intensive training in

horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through the local OSU Extension county offices. The Brown County Master Gardeners regularly visit Southern State’s South Campus to conduct educational workshops and presentations. For more information about the upcoming events, please contact Mary Ayres at 1-800628-7722, ext. 3681, or

Brown Countians take top honors at 2011 Ohio Beef Expo Junior showmen competed in two showmanship contests at the 2011 Ohio Beef Expo, held in Columbus, Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. The competitions, held at the Ohio Expo Center, featured five age divisions and were sponsored by Green Oak Farms. Friday’s competition was judged by Dale Rains of Pennsylvania, and Jon Davis of Ohio, with more than 140 participants. Ben Warfield of Maryland, and Trae Simmons of Oklahoma judged Saturday’s competition which included more than 180 participants.

Taking top honors in Friday’s beginner division from brown County were: Madison Jones placed 2nd and Darry Howser placed 5th. Taking top honors in Friday’s intermediate division from Brown County were: Sarah Simpson placed 5th. Taking top honors in Saturday’s beginner division from Brown County were: Madison Jones placed 2nd. Taking top honors in Saturday’s intermediate division from Brown County were: Sarah Simpson placed 2nd.


Essay contest slated for National Day of Prayer The Brown County task force for the National Day of Prayer is sponsoring an essay contest. The 2011 theme for the annual event set for Thursday, May 5 is "A Mighty Fortress is Our God." Contestants are asked to write a 250 to 500 word essay in response to the question, "How has God been a mighty fortress in my life through prayer?" The most compelling, well-written essay as judged by the National Day of Prayer task force members will receive a $50 Visa gift card and have the opportunity to

read their essay during the 2011 NDOP observance. The gift card will be presented to the winner during the May 5 observance. If the winner cannot attend the event, a task force member will read the winning essay. The contest is open to entrants age 18 and under. Entries may be sent by e-mail to or to National Day of Prayer, P.O. Box 570, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Include name, address, age and phone number with entry. The deadline for all entries is noon, Friday, April 15.

advice on which mineral program might be best for your herd. A Good Time to Prune Apple and Pear Trees A good fruit tree should not make a good shade tree. However, when pruning is neglected, many apples and pears become better shade producers than fruit producers. Standard-sized trees often outgrow the reach of ladders or pruning hooks. Backyard and commercial growers have come to prefer dwarf or semi-dwarf trees which are not as tall and are easier to prune, spray, and harvest without the use of ladders. A neglected but otherwise healthy tree will usually show a marked improvement in fruit quality as a result of pruning. Fruit buds begin developing in the growing season previous to the one in which they mature into fruit, and more are initiated than can be fully developed into fruit. Growing conditions during the season of bud initiation and the subsequent winter will affect the number of buds which flower, and certain cultivars are "alternate bearers" that seldom initiate many buds during a year with a heavy fruit crop. In any case, by late winter the buds for the coming summer's crop will be very evident. Buds only appear on two or three year-old twigs or spurs which are no thicker than a pencil. The primary purpose of pruning is to increase sunlight penetration, remove less productive wood, and shape the crown into an efficient, stable form. If left unpruned, the quantity of fruit produced might be greater, but the quality much lower. Pruning increases fruit size, promotes uniform ripening, increases sugar content, and decreases disease and insect problems by allowing better spray coverage and faster drying following rainfall. It also allows easier access for timely harvesting. The following points apply to pruning all fruit trees: • Prune late in the dormant season to minimize cold injury. • Prune heavily on neglected trees or vigorous cultivars, less so on less vigorous cultivars. • Make all heading back cuts just beyond a bud or branch. • Make all thinning cuts just beyond the base of the branch being removed. • Avoid pruning too close. • Don't prune a "shade tree" back to a fruit tree in one year. Spread the thinning over several years. • Wound dressings are unnecessary for trees pruned in dormant season. • Match pruning tools to the size wood being removed. Use hand shears for small twigs, lopping shears for medium branches, and a saw for larger limbs. The source for this information is Ohioline, which is linked to my web page The fact sheet is HYG -1150-93 The Business of Queen Bees Over the past few months I have had several calls concerning honey bees. There are groups in several counties that have formed in the past year or so, too. With more interest in Honey Bees, I wanted to make sure those interested in beekeeping were aware of the upcoming opportunity at the OSU South Centers in Piketon. Crossroads Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. (Crossroads RC&D), along with partners Ohio State Beekeepers Association and Ohio State University Honey Bee Lab, is offering a choice of two workshops to learn the business of raising queen bees to sell. The first workshop is located in Piketon, Ohio and will take place April 1516. The second is being held in Wooster, Ohio on May 20-21. Speakers include Dr. James Tew of OSU Honey Bee Lab, Dana Stahlman, Dan O’Hanlon, Gabe Blatt, and Joe Kovaleski. The topics that will be covered include: Business Planning, Queen Biology and Trait Selection, Methods of Queen Production, Processing for Sale, Equipment, Grafting Stations and Demonstrations. Registrations are $75, limited to 50 at each location, and are on a first come, first serve basis. Registration materials can be emailed to you by contacting Crossroads RC&D at 330-339-9317 or emailing Some funding for this program is being provided by Ohio Department of Agriculture – Specialty Crop Grant program. Things to Remember Highland Co. Pork Producers Annual Banquet – Ponderosa in Hillsboro on March 24 at 6:30 p.m. with the cost being $12 each. Tickets are available at the OSU Extension Office in Hillsboro. District Cattlemen 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. A.I. Training Course in Hillsboro at Producer’s Stockyards, April 5-7 starting at 6:00 p.m. each night. Call COBA for details at (800)-837-2621. Highland Co. Cattlemen Banquet – Elks on April 6. Woodland Management Program – April 14 at OSU South Centers in Piketon beginning at 6 p.m. titled, “Tips for Managing Your Woodland Resources”.

OHIO BMV reinstatement services now available by phone Effective immediatly, Ohioans will now be able to pay suspension reinstatement fees via phone by calling the Automated Telephone System 1-866-OPLATES. This service was previously only available by mail, online or in person at a reinstatement center. Mail-in, online and services at a reinstatement center are still options; the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is now offering the 1-866-OPLATES payment as an additional service. The link to pay reinstatement fees online is available at You may also access the link from the front page of the BMV Web site at: In order to pay online or by calling 1-866-OPLATES: • The reinstatement fee must be $25.00 or more (previously it had to be $30.00 or more). • The fee must be paid with check only by entering the nine digit routing number and the account number at the bottom of the check. While the payment can be made online, and will be posted immediately, all other reinstate-

ment requirements such as court appearances, clearing suspensions in other states, community service or filing of proof of insurance must also be completed before the BMV can restore full driving privileges. If all of these requirements have been met, the driver will be given notification online at the time the payment is made and will receive follow up in the mail. Ohio Revised Code requires the BMV to suspend driver licenses under a variety of circumstances including: an OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired) Conviction, a court ordered vehicle immobilization or forfeiture, a court warrant block, the accumulation of 12 points on a driving record, failure to pay child support and failure to show proof of financial responsibility (insurance). Reinstatement requirements differ depending on what type of suspension the driver is under. For more information on this or other BMV services including locating a reinstatement center or looking up reinstatement requirements, log onto

Volunteers needed for arts festival Applications to volunteer at the 2010 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, June 3, 4 & 5 in the Discovery District are now available. The Greater Columbus Arts Council seeks volunteers to assist with a variety of duties for this year's Festival. Applications are being accepted for the following volunteer positions: • Artists' Booth Monitor, provide brief breaks for artists as needed • Hands-On Activities, assist

with interactive art activities for children and adults • Souvenir Sales • Information Center • Set-up Crew, assist with tent & table set up, delivering supplies around site, stocking info booths, etc. To apply, go to www.ColumbusArtsFestival.or g or email Each shift involves a four-hour commitment. Each volunteer receives an event T-shirt and is registered for a raffle prize with each shift.

Rumpke offers scholarship to Brown County students Rumpke is once again offering graduating seniors at Georgetown Exempted Village High School and Hills Joint Southern Vocational School District Career & Technical Center an opportunity to earn $1,000 toward their higher education through the company’s scholarship program. “We were overwhelmed by the young talent that applied for our scholarship last year,” said Vice President Todd Rumpke. “We are pleased to be able to offer this scholarship again and help one student pursue a higher education.” The Rumpke Brown County Landfill Scholarship will be awarded to one student this spring. Graduating seniors pursuing a two or four year degree at an accredited institution are eligible to apply. Applications are available by contacting guidance counselors at eligible high schools or online at Completed applications should be mailed to: Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.

Attn: Molly Yeager 3800 Struble Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45251 Mailed scholarship applications must be postmarked by May 6, 2011 to be considered. Applications can also be emailed to E-mailed applications must arrive by 5 p.m. on May 6, 2011. A transcript may be requested. Rumpke has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, just outside of Cincinnati, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics, Rumpke Haul-it-Away and Rumpke Park. Please visit for more information.

NOTICE The Board of Trustees of Pike Township requests that all flowers and decorations not in monument mounted vases or attached to the top of monuments be removed from sites in all Pike Township cemeteries prior to Monday, April 11, 2011. Flowers and decorations that interfere with mowing or general maintenance will be removed by township personnel. Any questions regarding the request may be directed to David Henderson, Township Cemetery Sexton, at 937-444-2775. Submitted by Jenny Lind Conrad, Fiscal Officer 937-444-7418


How to market a ‘Burg sets dates business seminar for upcoming events Businesses need to advertise. Many will tell you they feel they do a terrible job in this most important area. In this session we will learn about target markets, valuing our assets, creating value for the customer and spending our money wisely. What’s your advantage? Identifying the value to the customer Identifying competitors Understanding advertising and target markets The program will be held at the Maysville-Mason Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau at 201 East Third Street, Maysville, Ky. from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011. This meeting is open to everyone. To assist us in planning please call the Maysville Regional Entrepreneur office at (606) 564-5534. Limited seating available.

Several events are approaching in the Village of Williamsburg. The village participates in Clean and Green on April 16. Help pick up trash and enjoy a cookout afterward. For more information, contact Mayor Mary Ann Lefker at . The 19th annual Grassy Run Rendezvous runs April 29 and 30 and May 1 at the Williamsburg Community Park. For more information on this event, visit That same weekend, the free, Village-wide yard sale on April 30 and May 1, 2011. Visit businesses and yard sales throughout the village for great deals! For more information on any of these events, please contact the village offices at 513-724-6107.

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There will be a rummage sale at St. George in Georgetown on Friday, April 1 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Items will include lots of furniture, small items and clothing. We will have breakfast available on Friday and Saturday which will consist of your choice of donuts, egg sandwich, coffee or juice. Friday’s lunch availability will include grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, fries and drinks. Saturdays lunch availability will be hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and drinks. Brownies will be sold both days

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Swisher competes in state youth rodeo finals Siara Swisher and her horse, Honey, of Mt. Orab, Ohio competed in the Four State Youth Rodeo Finals on March 11 and 12, in Springfield, Ohio. She has been competing in the Four State Youth Rodeo since October. Siara competed in pole bending, barrels and down and back in the 6 – 9 age division. Siara won reserve champion belt buckles in barrels and down and back. She also finished in 5th place overall in her age division. This is Siara’s third year of competing at this rodeo.

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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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Proms, parents, and prevention! Spring has sprung, and the high school prom season is just around the corner in Brown County. The costs involved with sending a teen to the Prom can undoubtedly give parents at least a few gray hairs, no question about it. But these costs can be so much greater than the cash which gets separated from your wallets for things like prom dresses, tuxes, and flowers! Teen driving safety is always a big concern for parents, especially at Prom time (how many of us are old enough to remember those “Last Prom” broadcasts on local television???). So here is some information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Parents Are the Key” Teen Driving Campaign which you as a parent of a teen should find helpful. There are Eight Danger Zones for teens behind the wheel. No. 1: Driver inexperience. Just know that crash rates are the highest during the first year a teen has a license. What you as a parent need to remember is that the first six months and the first 1000 miles driven after licensure are the most dangerous for a teen driver. Recent research has shown that the driving limits which appear to be the most important for reducing crashes with younger teen drivers (especially ones under the age of 17 and those who are within the first six months of receiving their licenses) are parents’ limits on nighttime driving, the number of teen passengers, and driving on high-speed roads. No. 2: Driving with teen passengers. Teen driving safety experts strongly recommend that you not permit your teen to drive with other children or teens as passengers for the first

SUSAN BASTA six months and first 1000 miles, and then limit teen passengers to only one for another six months. Likewise, don’t let your teen ride with another teen driver who has less than a year’s driving experience. Nearly two out of three teen crash deaths that involve 16 year-old drivers happen when a new driver has one or more teen passengers. No. 3: Nighttime driving. Some folks think that a teen’s chances of having a crash go down at night due to a lower volume of traffic on the roads, but this isn’t true. Nighttime fatal crash rates for 16 year-olds are nearly twice as high as daytime rates. Nighttime driving is risky because it is harder to see at night and people are often tired. Teen drivers within the first six months of having their licenses should generally be off of the road by 10 PM. No. 4: Not using seat belts. According to the CDC, the easiest way to help prevent motor vehicle-related crash deaths is to BUCKLE UP. Wearing a seat belt will cut your teen’s risk of dying or being badly injured in a crash by about half. And seat belts should be buckled every time, every ride—no matter how close to home or how slowly you’re traveling. It’s a

FACT that most crash deaths happen within 25 miles from home and at speeds of less than 40 miles per hour! No. 5: Distracted driving. Nearly 8 out of 10 crashes happen within just 3 seconds of a driver becoming distracted. With teen drivers, common distractions are cell phones, texting, eating, playing with CDs or the radio, yelling out of the window, and the antics of teen passengers. Need we say more? No. 6: Drowsy driving. Young drivers are at the highest risk for drowsy driving, a common cause of crashes. The CDC reports that other than late at night, teens are the most tired and at risk while driving between 6:00 and 8:00 AM . No. 7: Reckless driving. Teens’ brains are not yet fullydeveloped and they can lack the judgment to size up risky driving situations. Three areas to talk with your teens about to avoid reckless driving are (1) obeying speed limits and adjusting the speed to road conditions; (2) avoiding tailgating and putting enough space behind the vehicle ahead of you should a sudden stop be needed; and (3) scanning ahead before making left turns, to the side when yielding the right of way at intersections, and behind when changing lanes. No. 8: Impaired driving. It appears that usually 1 out of every 3 drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 who are involved with fatal traffic crashes had been drinking alcohol.

Mays sentenced for theft Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler sentenced Terry Mays to a total of twenty-one months in prison on March 1. Mays, 39, was indicted by a Grand Jury in May 2010 on three counts of Theft from an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult, one count of Theft, and one count of Passing Bad Checks. Judge Gusweiler accepted Mays’ plea of guilty and sentenced him to seven months

prison on each count. One count of Theft from an Elderly Person or a Disabled Adult and the count of Passing Bad Checks will run concurrent to the other three counts for a total of twenty-one months in prison. Judge Gusweiler also ordered Mays to pay a total of $10,013.88 restitution to the victims. Upon his release from prison, Mays may be subject to a maximum of three years of post release control by the Adult Parole Authority.

Remember this: Throughout the U.S. it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink alcohol, and all states have “zero tolerance” laws that ban underage drinking and driving. Those convicted of providing alcohol to a person under 21 years of age face maximum sentences of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Law enforcement may also confiscate any alcohol, money or property used in committing these offenses. We guess you can draw your own conclusions as to why teen crashes are such a concern and particularly at Prom time, given the nature of the event, latenight driving which occurs due to off-site/ after-Prom activities, and extra teen passengers with double-dating set-ups. But YOU are the parent and YOU are the one in charge. YOU can control the keys, the conditions under which your teen will drive, AND the type of car or vehicle which your teen will drive. One more thing: Prom season is the perfect time to make a Parent-Teen Driving Contract (if you don’t already have one) and stick to it. Check out the Ohio Teen Driver Coalition website at and click on the “Parent-Teen Contact” link for an excellent contract from AAA. Brown County Safe Communities urges everyone to work together to make this a very safe Prom season for our local teens. We’ve done our part here—now, what will YOU do?

Don’t miss the 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. Almost 100 crafters and vendors are scheduled to set up. Admission to the craft show is a canned food item that will be donated to the Bread of Life Food pantry in Mt. Orab. For more information call Kelley McMullen at (513) 889-6346, Cindy Brumfield at (937) 444-3551 or Kim Clark (937) 444-2198.

Everyone welcome to food pantry The New Vienna United Methodist Church will hold monthly food pantry this Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information and directions please visit our web page at or visit us on facebook. You may also call the church office at (937) 987-2800.



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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.


out 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

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 clothing items for 295 families totaling 693 children in 2010. Peace Officers The Association (POA) has been operating for over 30 years helping both law enforcement agencies and needy families through-

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Martha W. “Margie” Vaughn, 79

Mary Marguerite McKinney Geeslin, 85 of Athens, Tex., and formerly of Hamersville, Oh., died Thursday, March 17, 2011. Mrs. Geeslin was a homemaker and a member of the Hamersville Church of Christ in Hamersville. She was born on July 18, 1925 in Poetown, Oh., the daughter of the late Vern and Zella (Richey) McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband – Vernon Geeslin in 1993. Mrs. Geeslin is survived by one son – Kenneth (Katherine) Geeslin, Athens, Tex., one brother – Carroll (Johanna) McKinney, Leesburg, two sisters – Alice McIntosh of Hillsboro, and Venus Kusnerus of Wichita, Ks.; two grandchildren – John (Alisha) Geeslin , of Richardson, Tex., and Jennifer Geeslin (Russ) Piggott Fresno, Cal.; one step granddaughter – Malia James, one step grandson – Matt Freeman of Vancouver, Canada; two step great granddaughters – Sidney and Sarah Freeman; two sisters-in-law – June Pittenger of Georgetown, and Velta Benham of Versailles, Ind.; one niece – Patricia Ramler and one nephew – Wendell Kusnerus. Following cremation, a memorial graveside service was held Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Bethel – Tate Township Cemetery in Bethel, where Rev. Thomas Friskney officiated. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Martha W. “Margie” Vaughn, 79, Higginsport, Oh., died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and


Dora Lee Woodruff, 87 Dora Lee Woodruff, 87, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at her home in Georgetown, Oh. She is survived by loving husband, Rev. A. Bruce Woodruff, married for 67 years and partners in his ministry for 57 years. Dora was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Missouri, the daughter of the late Earn and Pearl Shaffer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two children, Billy and Linda Lee, two brothers, Lloyd and Dean and three sisters, Mildred, Joella and Ann (her dearest friend) and many nieces and nephews. Mrs Woodruff is survived by three sons - Barry (Karen), Steve and Kevin (Tracy). She was a precious grandmother to: Becky (Denny), Bub (Tonya), Erica (Howard), Carrie, Kristina (Mike), Natalie (George), Emilie (James), Breanne, Travis, great-grandmother to: Courtney, Shayna, Andy, Kelsey, Tyler, Hannah, Jeremy, Matthew, Katie, Logan, and Leah, and great great grandmother to Bailey. Also, left behind a dear daughter-in-laws Joi and Lori. Gran was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family. She had a God-given musical talent she shared first with her sister, Ann, then with her husband and the rest of her family. She lived by her faith in God and died peacefully embracing that faith. Graveside services were held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at the Greenmound Cemetery in New Richmond. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, New Richmond, served the family.

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Rehabilitation Center near Ripley, Oh. She was retired from the former Georgetown Nursing Home, where she worked as a head cook and dietician. Margie was born Oct. 24, 1931 in Hamersville, the daughter of the late Charles and Viola (Darlington) Coleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband in 2008, Jimmy Vaughn; five sisters - Leola Clines, Judy Davis, Delores McCarty, Garnet Snider and Sue Hinton; two brothers Charles Coleman and her infant twin brother Wesley Coleman. Margie is survived by one daughter - Debbie Hines of Aberdeen, one son, Chuck Lunsford of Aberdeen, two stepsons, Joe Vaughn of Ripley, and Jimmy Hardy of Blanchester, one stepdaughter, Missy Day of Russellville, four grandchildren; five step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one step great grandchild; six sisters Norma Carpenter of Felicity, Shirley Estep of Felicity, Edna McKenzie of Ripley, Geraldine Cossens of Batavia, Donnie Lewis of Hillsboro, Ky., and Bonnie Humphries of Hillsboro, Ky.; one brother - Gilbert Coleman of Ripley, many nieces, nephews and friends. Following cremation, a memorial service was held Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Jimmie Thompson, 77 Jimmie Thompson, 77, Georgetown, Oh., died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by his daughter, the late Patricia Sue Duffy and sisters, and Isabell Swain and Gladys Black. He is survived by his wife: Sheilia Joy Black Thompson,2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, brother and sisters: Billy Thompson, Richard Thompson, Robert Thompson, William Thompson Jr., Ruth Martin, Margaret Goodan, Charlene Gaunce, Dora Midlan, numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Hamersville Baptist Church. Services were Friday, March 25, 2011. Burial was at the Saunders Cemetery, Hamersville. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Ruth Salisbury, 86

Charles Sanders, 78

Ruth Salisbury, 86, Ripley, Oh., passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Ohio Valley Manor in Ripley. She was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Decatur, the daughter of the late Olin Birchie and Louella (Black) Shelton. She was also preceded in death by her husband Leroy in 1992, 1 daughter Helen Mae Klump, 2 brothers Roy Shelton and Denver Shelton and 1 sister Beulah Clinger. She was a homemaker, member of the Red Oak Presbyterian Church, and a Red Oak News Correspondent for the News Democrat and Ripley Bee Newspaper. She also held offices in the Red Oak Womens Missionary Society. Surviving her is 1 son; Don and his wife Nancy Salisbury, Russellville; 2 daughters; Mary Ruth Howelett and Kristel Kay Titus both of Red Oak; 1 sister; Edith Osman of West Union, 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Services were Monday March 21, 2011 at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church where Ronnie Moffett officiated. Burial was at Red Oak Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Red Oak Cemetery Association, C/O Mary Louise Mitchell, 1119 Pearl St, Ripley, OH 45167. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Charles Sanders, 78, Macon, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011. He was born in Decatur, Ohio on March 31, 1932 the son of the late William and Alice (Kinnett) Sanders. Charles attended Macon Church of Christ and he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Army. He is survived by his wife of fifty eight years Lauranell (Malblanc) Sanders of Macon, two sons and daughters-in-law; Steve and Jody Sanders of Macon and Mark and Donna Sanders of Macon, one daughter; Debbie Henderson of Macon, two sisters; Betty Conn of Russellville and Cynthia and Jerry Lancaster of Bethel, one aunt; Ada Sanders of Decatur, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday, March 25, 2011 where Kevin Hamilton officiated. Burial followed in Fincastle Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Winchester, served the family.

Marietta Gilpin, 79 Marietta Gilpin, 79 of Sardinia, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Clermont Mercy Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1931 in Rialto, Oh., the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary J. (Bannon) Gundler. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, 2 brothers and 1 sister. She was a factory worker. She was also a member of the Waynoka Community Chapel, the Shawnee Squaws and the Lake Committee. She is survived by her best friend Betty Purdin and several nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be a memorial service at the Waynoka Community Chapel at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: American Lung Association, 11113 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 452421817. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Daris Dwayne Hull, 35 Daris Dwayne Hull, 35, Amelia, Oh., formerly of Felicity, died on Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home. He is survived by his mother, Nadine (Joe) Rudd. father, Bobby D. (Shelley) Hull, 2 brothers, Jessie (Fredia) Hull and Bobby Ryan Hull, 3 sisters: Chelsey Hull, Christy Rudd and Marlena Rudd, nephews, Tyler Hull, Shawn Hull and Shane Hull, nieces, Chelsey Stonerock, Sage Reedy and Cedar Reedy, maternal grandparents, the late Robert and Alva Nickels, paternal grandparents, Bob and Mary Hull, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services were on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery, Moscow, Oh. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

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Joseph B. Feldhaus, beloved husband of Fabiola Feldhaus, devoted father of his pride and joy, Julia Feldhaus, loving and cherished son of Joseph and Debra Call Feldhaus, dearest kind brother of Brandon (Michelle) Feldhaus, caring uncle of Cassidy, Isabel Feldhaus, and proud God father and uncle of Brody Feldhaus, cherished grandson of Joyce and the late Robert Call and the late Joseph and Dorothy Feldhaus, son-in-law of Paulo and Ieda Lima, brotherin-law of Brunela and Hugo, Augusto Cesar, Ludmila and Fernando and Andre Luis, caring uncle of Valentina and Bianca, (all from Brazil). Loving nephew of Tom Call, Ronnie and Linda Call, Merri Joseph Brian Kay and Larry Adkins, Mike and Cindy Call, loving cousin to Brandon Call, Jeremy, Jamie, Trysten & Jayden Adkins, Jennifer Adkins, Feldhaus Jack & Josie South, Christopher Call, Heidi, Hillari, Hailei, Miah and Taylor Call. Joey was born June 28, 1979 in Cincinnati, died suddenly Friday, of an apparent heart attack on April 2, 2010, age 30, residence Madeira, Ohio. Joey was born with a hole in his heart. He had a Ventricular Septal Defect. As an infant, he took medication for several years, but since he grew without a lot of complications, the doctors decided not to fix the defect. Joey worked with his father, Joe at J.B.F. Plumbing. Both of them truly enjoyed working together on a daily basis. All who knew Joey could obviously see how very proud he was of his wife, Fabiola and daughter Julia. He truly was a very dedicated father. For Joey and Fabiola to reach their goal of her becoming a doctor here in the United States, Joey took on the role of main care giver and took exceptional care of Julia on a daily basis, cleaning, cooking and doing whatever it took to see that Julia and the household were taken care of. This way, Fab could devote her time to complete her residency. This was a role that he truly cherished! It was obvious that Joey loved his family and friends by his exemplary life. Anyone that met him, even for a brief moment, could see how he cherished his time with Julia, Fab and the rest of his family. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Angel Merici Parish, Fayetteville Ohio on Wednesday, April 7th, 2010. In memory of Joey on the first anniversary of his passing, his family is having a “Celebration of Life” service for the family on April 2, 2011. The family would like to express a tremendous amount of heartfelt gratitude that everyone in the community has shown over the past year. It has been an extremely difficult year of grief and the love, kindness and support from everyone has helped us to continue on. Joey’s family would like to carry on Joey’s legacy by remembering to appreciate each other daily, to have kind words to each other daily and to reach out to help others with a smile on our face and happy memories in our hearts. Sincerely, Joe & Deb, Brandon, Michelle & family, Fabiola & Julia Feldhaus. To Joey, As we love you, so we miss you. Thanks for 30 wonderful years and giving us memories that we will treasure forever. We are better people because of you. You truly touched our souls and hearts and we were blessed to have you in our lives even for a short time. Much love always and forever! Mom & Dad.

The Wilson Sroufe V.F.W. Auxiliary #9772 held their March 15 meeting at the Western Brown High School. President Eileen Kraeft called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. She asked for roll call with the help of Betty Tutt. Secretary Marge Hoggatt read the minutes of the last meeting and was followed by the treasurer’s report by Dorothy Helton. Committee reports were given by Marge Hoggatt, chairman over the Veterans and Families that she sent cards and keeps in touch with the families. Betty Tutt, the hospital chairman reported she sent birthday cards to the veterans in our Ohio Veteran’s home in Georgetown. Our auxiliary will be making future visits to the home. Barbara Cahall sent birthday cards to the children in the National Home in grand Rapids, Mich. The Community Service Chairman, Dorothy Helton sends each month to the state chairman a report of the various activities, such as: patriotic projects, flying the American Flag, supporting

other Veteran Organizations, recycling and community involvements, activities in the local school and churches. According to the recent National Report the Auxiliaries had participated in 7000 projects and donations of $135,000, which includes cancer donations. The auxiliary has a 100 percent paid up membership of 87 members for the year. this organization includes cancer insurance for each member. The members are reminded that the new officers will be elected Tuesday, April 19 for the year 2011-2012. Several of the members attended the meeting of the post on March 8. The men gave an update of the future of the V.F.W. as to their meeting locations and the sale of the V.F.W. building. The men have a lot of plans for the future and the ladies are invited to some of their meetings. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Western Brown Community Room located in the WBHS which we are so thankful to be able to meet there.

Meeting for Ohio Beef Producers on March 30 The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) in partnership with the OCA Allied Industry Council is holding a meeting for beef producers on Wednesday, March 30 at Southern State Community College near Sardinia. All cattle producers are invited and encouraged to attend, as well as others with beef industry interest. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a complimentary dinner. Meeting attendees will hear from, Bill Moody, of the Ohio Livestock Care and Standards Board as she provides an update and discussion regarding current issues that are effecting the beef industry. Cattlemen will also have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the issues addressed by the OCA on behalf of the beef industry.

There will also be an opportunity for producers to visit with Allied Industry Council members. For additional information on the meeting contact the OCA office at (614) 873-6736 or visit The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and is the state’s spokesperson and issues manager for all segments of the beef cattle industry including cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It is the grass roots policy development organization for the beef business. Through the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, cattle producers work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.


XVI. Of the Righteous and the Wicked There is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked. Only those who by faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem. The unbelievers are wicked in His sight and are still under the curse. This distinction holds both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the unsaved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost. Mal. 3:18; Gen. 18:23; Rom. 6:16-18,23; Prov. 11:31; I Pet. 1:18; Rom. 1:17; I Cor. 15:22; Acts 10:34-35; I John 2:29; I John 5:19; Gal. 3:10; Rom. 7:6; Prov. 14:32; Luke 16:25; Matt. 25:34, 41; John 8:21; Luke 9:26; John 12:25; Matt. 7:1314.

XVII. Of Civil Government We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interest and good order of human society. We believe that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth. Rom. 13:7; II Sam. 23:3; Ex. 18:21-22; Acts 23:5; Matt. 22:21; Titus 3:1; I Pet. 2:13-14, 17; Acts 4:19-20; Dan. 3:17-18; Matt. 10:28; Matt. 23:10; Phil. 2:10-11; Psa. 72:11. XVIII. Of the Resurrection and Return of Christ and related Events Of the resurrection, we believe that Christ arose bodily, “the third day according to the scriptures:” that He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God,” that “this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” bodily, personally and visibly; that “the dead in Christ shall rise first:” that the



living saints “shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:” that “the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:” and that Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness “til he hath put all enemies under his feet.” We believe when Christ returns to this earth it will be a pre-millennial event and that His second coming is not too far away. Matt. 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; I Cor. 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2-7; Acts 1:9, 11; Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Rev. 3:21; Heb. 8:1; Heb. 12:2; Heb. 8:6; I Tim. 2:5; I John 2:1; Heb. 2:17; Heb. 5:9-10; John 14:3; I Thess. 4:16; Matt. 24:27,42; Heb. 9:28; I Cor. 15:42-44,51-53; I Thess. 4:17; Phil. 3:20-21; Luke 1:32; I Cor. 15:25; Isa. 11:4-5; Psa. 72:8; Rev. 20:1-4; Rev. 20:6. XIX. Of Missions The command to give the Gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable; this commission was given to the churches. Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; John 20:21; Rom. 10:13-15. XX. Of the Grace of Giving Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith. (II Cor. 8:7) We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day at the week. (I Cor. 16:2; Mal. 3:10; Lev. 27:30; Acts 4:34-35,37; Heb. 7:2,4) Jesus said concerning the tithe: “these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” Matt. 23:23.

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Five generations get together Five generations recently got together to celebrate Christmas and the 92nd birthday of Minnie Watson, Georgetown and the birth of Axel Roy Manuel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Roy Manuel, Georgia. Axel was born on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Pictured above are sitting, Minnie Watson, Georgetown, holding her first great, great grandchild, Axel Roy Manuel, and mother, Devin Dingus Manuel, standing are ‘great granny’ Gladys J. Watson Ralston, Williamsburg, and ‘mimie’ Kimberly Balke Dingus, Williamsburg. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mrs. Watson on her 92nd birthday and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel on the birth of their son, Axel.

Brad White in concert Join Pastor Timothy Cline and the congregation of the First baptist Church for an evening of musical worship and praise on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 6 p.m. for all generations as two-time Grammy nominee, Brad White, leads us through his talents. Brad is an accomplished Christian musician on the saxophone and piano, as well as a vocalist. This concert is free. Pastor Timothy Cline and the congregation invite all to attend. The church is located at 704 South High Street, Mt. Orab. For more information, please call the church office at (937) Brad White 444-2712.

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The Ohio Watercolor Society’s 33rd annual touring exhibition will be on display April 4-27 at the Appalachian Gateway Center on Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. “Watercolor Ohio 2011” features 40 paintings chosen by juror John T. Salminen, an award-winning artist from Duluth, Minn., who has earned a national reputation for painting, teaching and judging watercolor exhibitions. Salminen said that during the selection process he looked for balance and strong design and content, as well as welldesigned paintings that engaged and captivated him. “After repeated viewings of all entries, some paintings gained in interest as their subtle qualities asserted themselves, while other works failed to sustain their initial charm,” he said. “Pure design can sometimes fail to communicate on an emotional level and pieces that are driven only by subject content can often

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“St. Bernadette” a watercolor image by David Neil Mack, earned the Ohio Watercolor Society Gold Medal and will be part of an exhibition at SSCC’s South Campus near Sardinia.

become too sentimental.” The “Watercolor Ohio 2011” viewing schedule will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 noon to 9 p.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The viewing schedule is subject to change due to special events held in the Appalachian Gateway Center. For more information or special viewing

hours, please contact Amanda Lewis at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3520, or James Werline at 1800-628-7722, ext. 3669. As part of the exhibition, an Ohio Watercolor Society open house will be held from 4-6 p.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Appalachian Gateway Center. “It’s always exciting to see what my fellow painters are

creating and I came away from the jurying process both humbled and motivated,” said Salminen. “I’m confident that this year’s exhibition will inspire everyone who has the opportunity to see it.” The Ohio Watercolor Society was organized to advance the stature of watercolor and other water-soluble media used by contemporary artists. The OWS promotes awareness to the public by fostering an appreciation of the medium and the artists who produce the works. The Appalachian Gateway Center also houses a gift shop which features area artisan work, fine art pieces, and student work from Southern State’s art studio. All items are juried. Gift shop hours are 12 noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more about Southern State Community College, please visit For more information about the Appalachian Gateway Center, please visit

G’town Happy Hustlers to meet BY Jala Elliott Georgetown Happy Hustlers 4-H reporter The third meeting of the Georgetown Happy Hustlers was held Monday, March 14. The president Katie Yockey called the meeting to order. Christina McKenzie, the secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting. The treasurer, Bailey Johnson, read her report. Mia Johnson gave her safety report and Tyler Newberry gave his health report, Lexi Gray had recreation and Kaylee Powell gave her litter report. Dues and candy money was collected. We discussed where we would go on our first field trip. Jessie Mootz had a birthday and the club sang to her and wished her a happy birthday. The next meeting will be Monday, March 28 at the American Legion Post.

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Truthseekers 4-H club held elections on Thursday, March 3. Elected into new office are Truthseekers officers (l-r) front row Sec.- AnnaLise Meyer, Vice President-Abigail Dewitt, News Reporter-Luke Clubb and Energy-Gavin Kelley, middle row Historian-Jacob Clubb, Micah Combs, back row Environmental-Mikki Kelley, Inspiration- Moriah Combs, Health and Safety-Hanna Saylor, Treasurer-Zach Meyer, President-Malachi Combs. All the officers are excited about the upcoming year.

Book fair to be held online and at MOMS

Township Police Department with all the proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital cancer Research Center. This run, the ist annual ‘Becca’s 5K Legendary Run for a Cure’ is in honor of 6 year old Becca Bennet, leukemia survivor and daughter of Pierce Township Police Lieutenant Mike Bennett. This event will take place at the Legendary Run Golf

The Mt. Orab Middle School will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair for students, parents, teachers, family and friends on Thursday, April 7, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., during the Parent Conferences from 4 - 7 p.m. and Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The book fair will take place in the MOMS Library and will help with the purchase of library books and AR tests. Cash, check or credit card is accepted. This year MOMS is also sponsoring an Online Book Fair. From April 1 - 14 you can order books online and the books will be delivered to the school. Buy books for your favorite child and

Second grade teachers at Hamersville School invited Karey Hall to speak to students about his career as an air traffic controller. This was a reward for students who maintained good behavior throughout the month of January. Mr. Hall said he completed a four year college degree, took an extensive test composed of three phases of approximately five hundred questions each, and attended science training classes to become an air traffic controller. Then he explained what an air traffic controller's job is, and that is to keep airplanes from crashing. Next he told students about the three types of air traffic controllers and their specific jobs. Mr. Hall described situations where he would have to rapidly calculate the speed of two airplanes and the time it would take for them to arrive at the same point, and then decide if he needed to tell them to change altitude to keep from crashing into each other. He told students

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that his most exciting day on the job was September 11, 2001. Both students and teachers found Mr. Hall's presentation interesting. We would like to thank him for sharing his time to enlighten us about air traffic controllers.


Transition Night at H’ville School

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Transition Night will be held Thursday, April 7 during parent- teacher conferences at Hamersville School. Come find out important information about what to expect next year in school (exampleif your child is in 3rd grade now you will visit the 4th grade booth). All booths will be located in the small gym. • Sign up for conferences with this years teachers 5 - 7 p.m. • Meet with next years


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5K Run/Walk set for May H’ville students visited There will be a 5K Course Club House, located at Run/Walk on Saturday, May 7, 915 E. Legendary Run with by air traffic controller 2011 sponsored by the Pierce registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. Goody bags and refreshments will be provided. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners in each age division. To register online go to or or to get a registration mailed to you or for more information call (513) 520-5617.


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teachers in the small gym 7 8 p.m. • Door prizes and light refreshments will be available! • The media center book fair will also be held during this time! • Be entered for 2-$25 drawings just for stopping by Kindergarten Registration for the 2011-2012 school year will also be going on in the small gym at the Kindergarten Booth!! Register from 5 -8 p.m.

help the library too by going to w w w . s c h o l a s Don’t forget to ask about the GFS Fundraiser to help support all of the Western Brown School Libraries: MOE, MOMS, HEMS, WBHS. Please support ‘One for Books’ at the book fair. Each dollar collected will buy books from the book fair for our library. Each dollar collected will be matched by one book to be donated by Scholastic to a children’s charity. For more information call Tommie Stout at the Mt. orab Middle School at (937) 4442529.

Diabetes nursing update at SSCC-South on April 6 HEALTH-UC, the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program and Southern State Community College’s Department of Nursing are presenting Re-thinking Type 2 Diabetes, an all-day continuing education program for nurses, on Wednesday, April 6. This conference will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Appalachian Gateway Center at Southern State’s south campus in Fincastle. The purpose of this program is to improve the effectiveness of nursing care for individuals and families affected by Type 2 diabetes. Nurses who attend at least 90% of this program and complete a program evaluation form will be awarded 5.25 contact hours. HEALTH-UC (#OH084/030114) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Topics to be covered include updates on Type 2 diabetes diagnostic criteria, treatment goals, diabetes medications, nutrition and physical activity strategies for better self-management, family and cultural considerations, system barriers to care, the nurse as advocate, and resources to help. The program speakers will be Kimberlee Miller-Wenning, RN, CNP, DNP and Joy Gallimore, RN, BSN, CDE. Dr. Miller-Wenning is a nurse practitioner with Regional Family Health Care- Mt. Orab and also teaches part-time at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. Ms. Gallimore is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Outpatient Specialty Department Manager at Highland District Hospital. Advanced registration is necessary, and the registration deadline is Wednesday, March 30. For more information on the program and how to register, please call HEALTH-UC at (937) 3784171.




Nine local students going to State Science Day Nine local students qualified for State Science Day as a result of their projects judged as superior Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the District 17 Science Day at Wilmington College. Daniel Grayless and Kendall Purdy of Eastern Brown Junior High School; Morgan Cowdrey, Shelby Griffith, Sariah Jones, Wesley Wolf of Georgetown Schools; and Andrew Day, Ashley Prine, and Joshua Prine of Hamersville Middle School all qualified for the state competition, which is set for May 7 at The Ohio State University. Special awards were presented to Shelby Griffith, Sariah Jones and Ashley Prine, who earned scholarships to the College of Wooster’s B-Wiser Summer Science Camp; and Joshua Prine, who received a cash award from the Ohio Soybean Council. Also, The Southwest Ohio Water Environment Association Committee awarded cash prizes to three individuals judged to have the best environmental projects. They were Joshua Prine of Hamersville, first place; Andrew Day of Hamersville, second place; and Daniel Grayless of Eastern Middle School, third place. Dr. Russell Kincaid, associate professor of mathematics at WC and the Science Day coordinator, praised the students’ work and commitment. “The quality was outstanding,” he said, noting that, each year, area students that go on to the state competition in May consistently perform very well. “In fact, of the students that go to the state competition, our district has one of the highest percentages of superior projects at State Science Day. “I am always impressed by the ingenuity of the students in coming up with projects,” he added. “In addition, they do a


Eastern Brown FFA heads to State Ag. Mechanics Competition

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great job preparing to talk about their projects and really know their work inside and out.” Eastern Brown Junior High School science teacher Evelyn Yockey brought Daniel Grayless, Hannah Henning, Grace Murrie, Kendall Purdy and Marcus Silcox to Wilmington College for the event. Fayetteville Middle School science teacher Erika Lockhart brought Ashley Jakeway, Nichole Jones, and Samantha Murphy to the competition while Georgetown Junior and Senior High School teachers Sherrill Cowdrey, Kim Cooper, Kyle Siebert, and John Copas brought Madison Brown, Morgan Cowdrey, Alicia Gifford, Ashley Goldsberry, Brianna Goldsberry, Shelby Griffith, Bayley Johnson, Sariah

Jones, Zachary Koehler, Kelsey Miller, Caitlyn Richey, Jacob Rockey, Abigail Stapleton, and Wesley Wolf. Also, Hamersville Middle School teacher Theresa Furnas brought Andrew Day, Ashley Prine, Joshua Prine, Jefferey Schuelter, and Tyler Votel, and Ripley Union Lewis Huntington teachers Joe Pfeffer and Carrie Parker brought Courtney German and Ryan Poole. “Their effort and the dedication of the teachers and parents who guide them is certainly commendable,” Kincaid said. The event marked Wilmington College’s seventh consecutive year of hosting District 17 Science Day. Participants included 70 high school, middle school and elementary school students primarily from Clinton, Fayette,

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Ripley Middle School FCCLA to compete at state conference Ripley Middle School FCCLA students quailed at Regional STAR Events and won the right to compete at state level STAR Events in Columbus, Ohio. STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through the following activities: cooperative teams work to accomplish specific goals; individualizedan individual member works alone to accomplish specific goals; and competitive- an indi-

vidual or team performance measured by an established set of criteria. Ripley Middle School FCCLA members will participate in State STAR Events on April 14, 2011 at the Ohio Agriculture Center located on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. FCCLA members will participate in 11 events at the state level. STAR Events include: •Chapter Service ManualBaylee Bingaman and Serena Washington; •Chapter Service DisplayMyrtle Strange and Sahara Amiott; •National Programs in Action- Haley Payne and Mariah Haitz •Career Investigation:-Logan Klump;

•Applied TechnologyMallory Smith and Kaelynn Wooten; •Chapter Showcase ManualMorgan Bahnsen and Stephanie Sizemore; •Chapter Showcase DisplayMadison Horton, Sierra Berry and Christian Schwallie; •Promote and Publicize FCCLA- Brooke Maze and Courtney Germann; •Environmental Ambassador- Daniel Campbell; •Life Event Planning- Jon Dunn, Jacob Miller and Chandler Himes; •Interpersonal Communication- Login Fowler and Kay Copple. Congratulations to all the participants and good luck at State Conference in April.

Sardinia Elementary art show and craft fair The Sardinia Elementary School Teachers, Staff and PTO would like to invite you to attend our Spring Art Fair and Craft Show on Thursday, April 7 from 4 - 8 p.m. The Art Fair and Craft Show will take place at our school, located at 7742 Tri-County Highway east of Sardinia. All students in kindergarten through 5th grade have been working on a special art project to help raise funds for our Warrior Walking Trail Project. Student’s artwork will be on display throughout the building

On March 16, 2011, three students of the Eastern Brown FFA competed in the District Ag. Mechanics Contest held at Greene Co. CTC. The team did exceptionally well. They placed 2nd in the competition and will be competing in the State Competition at the Ohio State ATI Campus on April 8, 2011. Pictured left to right are Ethan Mullins, Mitchell Sharp, and Brandon Belcher

Ryan Poole, an eighth grade student at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Middle School, speaks with Wilmington College's Dr. Russell Kincaid about his project titled "Building a Home Distillation Apparatus" in which he posed the question, "Can we make salt water clean enough to drink using a distillation apparatus?

Ripley Middle School FCCLA students have won the right to compete at the state level STAR Events to be held in April in Columbus. Good luck to all these students.



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and parents can purchase their child’s artwork for $5.00 per project. Unsold artwork will be donated to brighten the halls and rooms of the Ohio’s Veteran Home in Georgetown. Students in the fourth and fifth grade will be participating in a judged art show. All artwork will be on display in the cafeteria. Six winners from each grade will be announced at 7 p.m. and awards will be presented to the top twelve projects. The art fair winners will represent Sardinia Elementary School at the Brown County Art

Fair in Georgetown on Friday, April 29. We will also be hosting a craft fair in our gym. Local artisans will be demonstrating and selling their crafts from 4 - 8 p.m. Please come and browse and find many handcrafted gifts perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation, or Weddings. You can also sign up for door prizes. Molina Healthcare of Ohio will be providing refreshments and will have representatives available to discuss the services that Molina provides to residents of Brown County.

Highland, and Brown Counties. They qualified by virtue of receiving superior ratings at their local science fairs. The students presented research that covered a wide range of topics, including agriculture, biotechnology, energy, environmental sciences, information science and technology, botany, and material science. Students represented 13 schools within Ohio’s 17th District including Blanchester High School, Eastern Junior High School, Fairfield Local Middle School, FayettevillePerry Middle School, Georgetown Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools, Hamersville Elementary and Middle schools, LynchburgClay High School, RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington Junior High School, and Wilmington Middle and High schools. Kincaid noted that support for the district science fair was provided by a number of businesses within the 17th District. These include Damon’s Bar and Grill, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, Great Clips, Pizza Hut and Cool J’s Hair Salon in Wilmington and Dakota’s Roadhouse, La Cascada and Pizza Hut in Hillsboro. Also, Wilmington College provided special facilities.

Nancy Jewell scholarship fundraiser successful The staff of the Hamersville Elementary and Middle School gratefully acknowledges everyone who gave their time, talents and donations to the Variety Show and Chili Supper on Saturday, March 19 for the Nancy Jewell Scholarship Fund. A special thank you to Doug Green, Master of Ceremonies. The fund annually awards one or more $1000.00 scholarships to a Western brown senior(s) from Hamersville majoring in education. From 1995 - 2010, thirty-five scholarships have been awarded. We salute all in the community who enthusiastically supported this tribute with their attendance. We hope you join us again next year.

Rising Stars 4-H to meet BY Sydney Carrington Rising Stars 4-H reporter The Rising Stars 4-H club will be having their meeting on Sunday, March 27, 2011. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Georgetown High School Cafeteria. This is the last meeting for new members to join for this year. If you are looking for something fun to do, you should join 4-H!


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H’ville students hear about Civil War Ned Lodwick, dressed as Civil War soldier George Pittenger from Decatur, Oh., spoke to Hamersville second graders about the life of a Civil War soldier. Mr. Lodwick described his uniform and the uniforms worn by the different branches of the army in that time period. He told students the rules and regulations for properly wearing Civil War uniforms. Displaying pictures of soldiers in the artillery, cavalry, and infantry, Mr. Lodwick outlined the life of a soldier. He brought food that a Civil War soldier would eat in one day, and bowls and pans they used to cook with. He related stories about Morgan's Raiders, and how they traveled through Hamersville and Georgetown looking for horses, gold, and food to support the war effort. Mr. Lodwick's knowledge of the Civil War and his wonderful historical stories were a great addition to our day. Both students and teachers truly appreciated Mr. Lodwick using his valuable time to spend it with us.


American legion accepting applications for scholarships The George A Lambert American Legion Auxiliary Unit 755, Sardinia, will award up to (2) $300 scholarships to 2011 High School Graduates that are a descendant of a member of the George A. Lambert American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary #755. These $300 scholarships will only be awarded upon the successful completion of your first quarter/ semester (fall 2011) of college classes. To qualify the applicant must: a. Be a direct descendant son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, great grandson/granddaughter, etc. (step also qualifies) of a member of the George A. Lambert American Legion/Auxiliary #755 who has served in the United States Armed Forces. b. Be enrolled in an accredited college. c. Submit a copy of your high school transcript. d. Submit one letter from either the principal or guidance counselor of the school from which you will graduate; to include size of class and student's position in the class, and the cumulative grade point average.

e. Submit one letter from a clergyman/clergywoman of your choice. f. Write an essay consisting of no more than 500 words (typed, doublespaced) entitled “Honoring Our Promise Everyday - How Can I Serve My Country and Our Veterans.” For more or an application please email or call 937-442-4704. All applications must be received by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit on or before April 15, 2011.

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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BY Dr. Ned S Lodwick Brown County Historical Society, President

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Rep. Danny Bubp swears in Doug Green Brown County Auditor Doug Green was recently sworn in by Rep. Danny Bubp. Also in attendance at the ceremony were Brown County Auditor’s office employees, pictured (left to right) Joni Wallace, Tammie Ogle, Geo Sharp, Jackie Bohl and Bunny Drake.


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any adult who has no experience using broadband technology, and is funded through a federal grant, local libraries, and other sources." The Connect Ohio ECO free computer training programs are held at local libraries, community colleges, senior centers and other public meeting areas. The coursework includes three, 2-hour sessions covering computer basics, an introduction to the Internet, and discussions about how broadband can be helpful in daily life. Within Frontier’s Ohio service area, the ECO classes are held at various locations in these (20) twenty counties: Adams, Ashland, Belmont, Brown, Delaware, Erie, Hardin, Harrison, Highland, Huron, Lorain, Marion, Medina, Otawa, Portage, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Tuscarawas and Williams. For more information on the training, call 1-855-6694226 or e-mail For more information on Frontier’s netbook offer for Connect Ohio ECO graduates, call 1-800-4831455, ext. 7638.

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One Hundred and fifty years ago on April 12, 1861 Confederates fired on Ft. Sumter and the Civil War began. President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to serve 90 days to crush the rebellion. Ohio had that many young men volunteer in the first 3 days and had to send home those over the 12,000 man quota for Ohio. Four years later nearly 3,000,000 would serve in the Union Army, nearly 400,000 from Ohio and of those young men 35,000 would die. Only New York and Pennsylvania would have more soldiers in the Union army and only New York would mourn more fallen heroes. Brown County was a rural county of 22,000 total population. The census shows about 7,000 men between the ages of 18 and 40. 3,000 of those men would serve in the Federal Army and nearly 3,000 in the National Guard. 1,600 others served a month as “Squirrel Hunters” to protect Cincinnati from an expected Confederate attack in 1862. The history of Byrd Township states that every man between 18 and 40 from their township was in one of the services. All from a county that never supported Abraham Lincoln in an election, but when the Confederates fired on the national flag a patriotic fever swept the county. Rarely could be found a home or business that didn’t have an American flag proudly displayed. In Brown County the first regiment to recruit was the 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Recruiters were at all gatherings of the public. Town meetings, band concerts, socials, dances, and church services were prime recruiting grounds.

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Brigadier General Carr B. White, 12th OVI

One hundred men in Ripley quickly volunteered for Captain Jacob Ammen’s Co. H, 12th Ohio. Ammen was a West point graduate. They were the first volunteers to leave the county on April 23, 1861. In Georgetown, a “Union” meeting was held on April 20 at the Courthouse. A slate of prominent citizens gave inspiring patriotic speeches. Republican and Democrats forgot their differences and resolved together to defend the Constitution and the Union. Whatever spirit of concession had existed was now forgotten toward those who had aimed a cannon at the national flag. When the meeting concluded, Dr. Carr B. White would command another company of the 12th Ohio. This company contained five physicians and five attorneys. The 12th was to serve ninety days when they went into training at Camp Dennison near Milford, Oh. The regiment was under the command of Col. John W. Lowe and

were the first regiment certified fit for service. They were first stationed in what is now West Virginia. In September 1861 they were in their first battle at Carnifax Ferry, W.Va. The Union victory there came only days before their term of service ended. Most of the 12th reenlisted for a three year term. In the reorganization Carr B. White became the Colonel and led the regiment at New River Bridge, Va., Second Manassas, Va., South Mountain, Pa., Antietam, Pa., Cloyd’s Mountain, Va., and Cedar Creek, Va. The 12th OVI was considered a top unit as were many of the regiments that formed from Adams, Brown, and Clermont County. This year’s Grant Day celebration focuses on the early days of the Civil War. Thursday April 28 at the Georgetown United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. the “70th Ohio in Story and Song” will trace a local regiment’s experiences through their own words. Admission is free. On Friday April 29 at the Gaslight Theater at 7:30 p.m. the “War Clouds” will feature Fritz Klein as President Lincoln. Mr. Klein will be joined by the Liberty Band and vocalist Harriet Jackson accompanied by Glenna Smith. President Lincoln’s critical reactions in response to the South’s secession will be the topic of his speech. Admission to “War Clouds” is $8 Adults, $4 Students, under 12 Free. Grant Day on Saturday April 30th at the Grant Homestead from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will let you see first hand the early recruits, drilling, food, weapons, and much more. Admission to Grant Day is free. For more information: Bailey House (937) 378-3087 or to see a complete schedule go to www.usgrantboyhoodhome.go v.


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Plant smells like spring ? BY Faye Mahaffey OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer We live close to a creek and I enjoy walking around the block this time of year to check for the early signs of spring. According to the “Ohio State Parks Nature Thing of the Month”, the first wildflower to pop through Ohio’s cold winter soil is the skunk cabbage. The skunk cabbage is as smelly as it sounds, but it has some amazing and surprising features that make it a one-of-a-kind plant. Skunk cabbage can be found from late February until May near woodland streams, swamps or marshes. It’s an early bloomer because it has an incredible ability to produce heat. As the flower buds within the plant begin to grow in late winter, they create enough heat to melt the snow around the plant. The temperatures within the buds can reach a toasty 70

degrees, even in freezing weather. The heat not only helps protect the flower buds from the cold air, but also intensifies the skunky odor that attracts pollinators such as bees and flies. The outer leaf of the skunk cabbage is cone shaped and wraps around the cluster of buds to form a kind of hood. The outer leaf is called the “spathe”. The cluster of flower buds inside, called the “spadix,” has many pockets to help insulate the plant. Another remarkable feature of skunk cabbage is its roots. Spreading out from the central stem, the light colored bundle of roots looks a lot like large earthworms. Like earthworms, the roots have little ridges which contract slightly, pulling the plant down into the earth a fraction of an inch each year. After years of wriggling, the underground stem of mature skunk cabbages can grow anywhere from two to twelve inches long. My wildflower identification books include the following information about skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus): Identification clues – Large, strongly ribbed leaves, 1-3 feet long, emerging from the ground in wet areas; flower a reddish-green hood with a pollen-studded ball in the center; blooms before leaves emerge, Family – Arum (Araceae), and Cycle/Origin – perennial, native.

In the “Wildflowers of Ohio” field guide written by Stan Tekiela, the author adds that the flowers have a strong odor of dead or decaying flesh, which attracts early flying insects that mistake the flowers as carrion and inadvertently pollinate the flowers. The “Ohio State Parks Nature Thing of the Month” explains that the leaves of skunk cabbage contain calcium oxalate crystals, which create a burning sensation when eaten. This protects the plant from being munched by large predators. If it is not disturbed in its natural habitat, a skunk cabbage plant may live for a very long time. No one knows for sure how old a skunk cabbage can get, but some researchers believe the largest ones could be hundreds of years old! Don’t forget about the seminars being given by the OSUE brown County Master Gardeners at the South Campus of Southern State Community College. All seminars are held in the library. The seminar time is 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge. The seminars include: April 14 – Fall Clean-up in the garden, and May 19 – Freezing and Canning Your Produce. In-between the rain drops this week, venture outside to talk a walk around your yard and gardens. You will be surprised to see what is popping up!


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) in the trunk of their police vehicle,” he added. Council passed two ordinances declaring it necessary to levy a tax and request the county auditor to certify a new 1.5 mill levy as well as a replacement 4.0 mill levy. The replacement levy is strictly for the purpose of providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications, other equipment, buildings and sites for such buildings used directly in the operation of a police department or the payment of salaries of permanent police personnel. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford also accepted a plaque of appreciation from Mowrystown Police Chief Jay Anderson during the council meeting. Anderson, also a Pike Township Trustee, told council that the plaque was the Mowrystown mayor, council members and his own way of thanking Mt. Orab for all it’s help. “We’re a small village with a small budget,” Anderson said to council. “The cooperation and help from Mt. Orab’s police department and the mayor are really appreciated. You have helped us out in so many ways, so thank you all.”

Lunsford shook Anderson’s hand as he accepted the plaque on behalf of the village. Following the presentation, Lunsford passed out a brief explanation of a comment he had made to the Brown County Press last week. “The article quoted something I said about not filling a police position,” Lunsford began. “I did say that, but the recent reduction in money from the state of Ohio is just one of several reasons we’re not filling that position. “Three years ago the state of Ohio started eliminating the personal property tax, and that tax revenue has cost the Village of Mt. Orab $125,000 per year, and that’s all general fund money. “Governor Kasich has said the state will eliminate the estate tax this year, and Mt. Orab receives about $39,000 from that tax. “Also, last week it was announced that a cut in state aid for schools will be 16 percent over two years. Since 80 percent of Western Brown’s expenditures are for salaries, Mt. Orab will lose approximately $27,000 per year in earnings tax.” Lunsford said the loss of all those funds total $213,000, which is the main reason for not replacing a police posi-

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 He said the trustees are looking for possible abatements as well as other incentives to expand the business. “Our budget at this point,” he said, “is running really close to what it was last year but we will have to find ways of making up these anticipated cuts.” Sterling Township

The Brown County Press/MARTHA B. JACOB

Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford accepts a plaque of appreciation from Mowrystown Police Chief Jay Anderson, Mowrystown Council and Mayor for all the help they have received from Mt. Orab police and other departments.

tion. Council also passed the annual appropriation for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of Mt. Orab. Appropriations from the general fund total $1,380,706. The village will have a $250,000 carry-over in

the general fund. Other actions taken by the board included a resolution to annex 2.003 acres of land on Oakland Road, owned by Charles and Dorothy Boothby. Council suspended the three reading rule and adopted the resolution.

On Thursday, March 17, 2011, Mt. Orab was treated to an evening with Mr. Redlegs at the Mt. Orab Skyline. Everyone in attendance had a great time with Mr. Redlegs. Pictured here are Ghada David and her son Josef David, Mt. Orab.

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Trustees are also anticipating some changes in how they take car of their townships. Trustee Joe Horton said that he and fellow trustees Barbara Watson and Hank Dingus plan on tightening their belts and being as financially responsible as possible and be the watchdogs over the taxpayers money.

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Township trustees across the county brace for cuts

find a way to get sewer access get to my property,” Kovach said. Kovach owns an adjacent property which he would like to develop, but the cost of building his own sewer system is too much. “The way I see it,” he added, “this is the logical direction for Georgetown to expand. I can’t see it going towards Hamersville or Ripley, because of the big valleys. But going towards Mt. Orab would be a good move.” Kovach said he thought maybe the Brown County Commissioners were also looking into a project that could supply sewer lines throughout the county. According to Commissioner Bill Geschwind, the commissioners have met with the planning commission in regard to creating a countywide sewer line. “We are actually organizing a feasibility study of a county wide sewer system,”

Geschwind said. “Environmental Engineering is doing the study. We are in hopes of receiving a master plan on the project in about four or five months. Obviously, of course, we would have to find the money first. And that’s not looking good in this current economy.” Geschwind added that at the very least, the county is looking at this as a 15 to 20 years down the road project.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ing with Mr. Tincher, collecting some of the payment, leaving his shirt with Mr. Tincher, etc, that it would seem incredulous in the time involved that someone else did the shooting”, he concluded. Nurre then proceeded with the sentencing hearing. Tailer began by reading numerous statements supporting Tincher from his family and friends. She concluded with a statement from his wife, Ruth Tincher, who wrote “The man


I know has a conscience and a soft heart. If anyone knocked on our door, Dallas was always there. I ask for leniency for the man I am proud to call my husband.” The family of Tincher responded with talk of a loved one lost to a senseless crime. Chris Carpenter, an older brother of the victim, opened his statement with a short slideshow of photographs from their childhood. He made it about 30 seconds before his emotions overwhelmed him and he had to pause to compose himself.

After a story about when he and John were photographed in the newspaper as children, Carpenter said simply “We had some good times” in a voice heavy with emotion. His tone then hardened somewhat as he said “My mother is sitting there. She used to get a call from him every day.” Chris Carpenter’s wife, Mia, then came to the podium. She also had statements from friends and family members, including her own 15 year old daughter and her husband. Reading Chris Carpenter’s statement, she said “My little brother did not deserve to die this way. He was a good and decent man. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.” Eurina Carpenter is the mother of the victim and spoke after the proceedings. Although in ill health, she struggled to make her feelings known about the sentencing and the crime. “I loved John”, she sobbed after searching for words.

“(Tincher) got what he deserved.” When asked about the upcoming legal proceedings of accused killer Joseph Hensley, she said “We’ll do whatever it takes” to see it through. Mia Carpenter added “We’d like to thank the Prosecutor’s Office and the Detectives for all their hard work.” Regarding Tincher, Little said “He named himself, judge jury and de facto executioner. Don’t take the law into your own hands because you could make a terrible, terrible mistake.” Little also thanked the Brown County Sheriff’s Department for the work the agency put into the case and had a final thought regarding Hensley. “I feel very confident we’ll be scheduling another bus up to Orient on which Hensley will be a passenger.” Hensley is currently scheduled for trial on aggravated murder charges for the actual killing of John Carpenter last


Dallas Tincher sentenced to life in prison for murder

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Scott Carpenter gives an emotional statement prior to the sentencing of Tincher.

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Rosenhoffer said that Tincher would be filing an appeal.

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Phillips said that one reason she accepted the position as CEO was to demonstrate the commitment of Southwest Healthcare to the community. “Our commitment is to have healthcare kept in the county. We want to begin working with employees and community members and meeting all of them so we have a strong partnership”, she added. County Commissioner Rick Eagan is apparently not ready to become a partner with Southwest. Eagan called the decision of the hospital board to replace Patterson with Phillips “premature”. “I want to stress to the citizens and employees that a deal has not been done. We have seen no asset purchase agree-


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ment, so how can we make a deal when we don’t know what’s on the table?” Eagan and County Commissioner Bill Geschwind recently sought the advice of Sherri Carbo, a representative of Ohio Governor John Kasich, State Representative Danny Bubp and State Senate President Tom Niehaus on possible alternatives should the deal with Southwest not be completed. Geschwind classified the meetings as informal and as attempts to have as much information as possible prior to making a decision on the sale. There was no information available at press time on whether any of the officials had offered any alternatives. County Commission President Ralph Jennings said that the commissioners are still negotiating with Southwest under the terms of the Letter of Intent signed on Jan. 27. Brown County Hospital Board Chairman Eric Sontag said that Eagan “is obviously free to make any decision he wants” as commissioner, but pointed out that Eagan had signed both the Request for Proposal to sell the hospital and the Letter of Intent to begin negotiations with Southwest. Eagan also said he had received a petition signed by Brown County Hospital Employees and citizens urging the county commissioners and the hospital board “to be careful and make a good sound decision.”

The petition is from “Concerned employees of Brown County Regional Healthcare and concerned citizens of Brown County.” It reads “We highly value our hospital and our regional healthcare system. This organization provides needed care to many citizens who otherwise would suffer significant hardship to receive care elsewhere. Our hospital and its associated offices provide employment for many of our citizens in this county as well as surrounding counties. We believe it is of the utmost

importance that all steps be taken to insure our healthcare system remains operational and continues to be a place of healing and a place of employment. All concerned parties ask the above groups (commissioners and the hospital board) to work together to put in place a plan that will assure our healthcare system survives for many years to come. Our citizens deserve the bast and we ask you to give your best as well.” It was signed by Eagan and 31 others when a copy was obtained by the Press.

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SHL All-League AP All-Ohio Honorable Mention for Division III. AP All Southwest District Division III second team. All-Brown County team. Brown County Tournament, All-tournament team. Cincinnati Enquirer All-City team for Divisions II, III, and IV. Southwest District 16 first team. Named JJ Huddle Player of the Week. Led FHS in scoring (19.1 ppg). Led FHS and greater Cincinnati in assists with 7.1 per game. District 16 Player of the Year in Division III. Finalist for Brown County Female Athlete of the Year, and scored her 1,000th career point on December 22, 2010. Oh, and led the Lady Rockets to their third straight SHL title. Now I think you’ll agree, that’s a pretty impressive list. But she still had one more year to go. So what did she do for an encore? Take a look at her recently-completed senior season (be warned, you’ve already seen some of these honors and awards before, but that’s what makes it so impressive, isn’t it?) SHL All-League (Fourth straight year). District 16 Player of the Year, Division III (second time for this award). District 16 First Team. All-Brown County Tournament team. Led FHS in scoring (22.3 ppg) and steals (105). Led her school and all of greater Cincinnati in assists with 133. AP Southwest District First Team. AP All-Ohio Third Team. Chosen to play in the North/South Senior AllStar game. Chosen to play in the District 16 East/West Senior All-Star game. Chosen to play in SHL/C103 All-Star game. And in case you were wondering, yes, she did lead the Fayetteville Lady Rockets to their fourth


Coach Toby Sheets (left) says, “I am a dad first...I have always been able to be Shelby’s coach on the floor as compared to being her dad coaching her.”

behind her, and a bright future in front (she’s consecutive SHL championship. being recruited by or looking at Wilmington Whew! Now that’s a career! As you can see, Shelby Sheets is no ordinary College, Otterbein, Capital, and Shawnee State, basketball player. (She also happens to be a pret- all of which want to continue her basketball ty accomplished volleyballer and runner, by the career while she pursues a degree in biology in way). But what kind of person is she off the hopes of becoming a dentist), how does she feel court? Well, she’s no ordinary teenager there, about the upcoming changes to her life? “I have mixed emotions about entering the next phase of either. Sheets is one of those young people who just my life,” she says. “I am definitely looking forseems to “get it.” Grades are just as important to ward to the start of my college experiences, but I her as stats on the court. In fact, she’s currently know I will miss my friends at Fayetteville High ranked first in her class at FHS. “I’ve spent School.” I have a feeling FHS is going to miss her, countless times doing homework and studying on the team bus, in the car, at home after all my too...and not just on the basketball court. (Special thanks to the Sheets family, Toby, games,” she says. “I budget my time trying to get academic work done whenever I have a free Sharon, Shelby, and Sydney for their help and openness for this article). moment.” With all the work involved to be a top-notch student and athlete, it must be hard to work in time with friends, right? For Sheets, though, it’s not as difficult as you might think. “I have a great group of friends that I love spending time with. Luckily, most of them play the same sports as I do, so I’m always with them”, she said. As her head coach (and father) Toby Sheets was asked if it’s sometimes difficult to separate the two. “I’ve coached 23 years,” he said. “19 years before my daughter was on the and family are more than sports. I am a Dad first, and never drill Shelby with information or questions, whether it be in the car or at home. Shelby earned her spot and accomplishments through hard work and being naturally gifted. I’ve Submitted Photo always been able to be Shelby’s coach on the floor as compared Shelby Sheets number 31 jersey now hangs on the wall of to being her Dad coaching her.” the Skyline Chili restaurant in Fayetteville next to other past So with a brilliant career Lady Rockets greats.

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The District 16 All-Stars in Divisions II, III, and IV from Brown County. From left, Kelsey Carpenter and Sadie Grisham from Ripley, Kirsten Grant and Amanda Jelley from Georgetown, and Shelby Sheets and Desiree Dutro from Fayetteville.

The Girls District 16 Senior All-Star game for divisions II, III, and IV was held at St. Bernard High School in Cincinnati on Wednesday, and featured six athletes from three different schools in Brown County. Players from all over Cincinnati were chosen to participate in the game by the coaches of District 16, including several from Clermont and Clinton Counties, as well. All of them participated for the East squad, and were honored at halftime with special plaques

2010-2011 HL bask tball awa ds By Dav Bo st The Brown County Press


Peebles High School played host to the Southern Hills League’s winter sports athletic awards banquet on Monday night. The event honored the league’s boys and girls basketball champions in both of its divisions, as well as the league’s all-stars. Three Brown County schools currently compete in

the SHL, and each enjoyed great success this past season. The Eastern Lady Warriors finished first in the SHL’s Division I with a 12-1 record (19-5 overall), while the Ripley Lady Jays finished second with a 9-4 league mark (15-5 overall). The Fayetteville Lady Rockets won the SHL Division II title, also with a 12-1 record in league play (20-3 overall). Fayetteville Head Coach Toby Sheets was

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Eastern’s Christina Burns (left) and Allison Prine were named to the SHL All-League Team for 2010-2011. The Lady Warriors won the SHL Division I title with a 12-1 record.

denoting their selection as District 16 All-Stars. Among those selected to participate from Brown County were two seniors from Georgetown High School, Kirsten Grant, and Amanda Jelley. From Ripley, it was seniors Kelsey Carpenter and Sadie Grisham. And from the Fayetteville Lady Rockets, it was Desiree Dutrow, and the District 16 Division III Player of the Year, Shelby Sheets. From Clermont County, Clermont Northeastern’s Alexis Schmidt was selected, along with Tess Jenike from Bethel Tate, and Reno Frayne from New Richmond. Brianna

Knisley from East Clinton High School in Clinton County was also there. The game itself wasn’t much of a contest, with the East squad, coached by Summit Country Day’s Beth Simmons holding an eight point lead at halftime, then going on to win by a final score of 69-44. But, hey, this was an all-star game, right? The players and coaches were there to be honored for their accomplishments, and both sides acquitted themselves very well. That doesn’t mean that the East team didn’t take pleasure in their victory, however. Fayetteville Lady

Rockets Head Coach Toby Sheets, who was in attendance to watch two of his players, Dutrow and Sheets compete, said afterwards, “The East hasn’t usually won these games in the past. Between our players, and Georgetown and Ripley, we were strong.” Strong, indeed. Amanda Jelley of the Georgetown Lady Gmen capped off the scoring with a 3-pointer with 15 seconds to go on the clock in the second half. Congratulations to all the District 16 girls high school basketball all- stars and their coaches for their accomplishments in the 2010-11 season.

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named SHL Coach of the Year on the girls’ side. Here are the names of the 2010-2011 Southern Hills League Girls Basketball AllLeague Team in alphabetical order, along with their schools: Haley Bingamon, White Oak Lillian Blankenship, Lynchburg-Clay Christina Burns, Eastern Kelsey Carpenter, Ripley Laynee Davis, North Adams Desiree Dutro, Fayetteville Emily Fite, North Adams Sadie Grisham, Ripley Laney Lewis, LynchburgClay Katie Little, Manchester Sidney Pell, Peebles Allison Prine, Eastern Haley Rideout, Manchester Makayla Rosselot, Fayetteville Shelby Sheets, Fayetteville Megan Swords, Fairfield On the boys’ side, the Ripley Blue Jays took the SHL Division 1 title with a 12-1 record in league play (18-2 overall). Eastern finished tied for second place with Lynchburg-Clay, both teams posting 6-7 records. Eastern had the better overall record, however, finishing at

11-9, while Lynchburg’s overall mark was 7-13. It was a much tougher season for the Rockets of Fayetteville, both in and out of league play. The Rockets struggled to a 1-12 record in the SHL, with an overall record of 2-19. Peebles Boys Head Basketball Coach Josh Arey was named SHL Coach of the Year as his team took the title in Division II with a 12-1 league mark (19-1 overall). The names of the 20102011 Southern Hills League Boys Basketball All-League Team in alphabetical order, along with their schools: Trent Arey, Peebles Blake Blevins, Manchester Travis Combs, Manchester Andy Countryman, Peebles Chris Cox,Fairfield Drew Dollich, North Adams Blake Justice, Peebles D.J. Iles, Fayetteville Chase Lawson, Eastern Joe Michael, White Oak Dylan Noll, LynchburgClay Jordan Payne, Eastern Logan Perkins, Ripley Demarco Washington, Ripley Ravye Williams, Ripley.



If you’ve followed the basketball career of Fayetteville Lady Rocket sensation Shelby Sheets, then you already know that an amazing run just came to an end for the high school senior. But for those who haven’t kept a close eye on this remarkable young lady and her accomplishments, let’s take a look back at the numerous (really numerous) awards and honors she has received. We’ll start with her freshman year. Here’s a list of honors and achievements from her first year as a high school basketball player: SHL (Southern Hills League) All-League. Cincinnati Enquirer All-City team, for Division II, III, and IV. AP southwest district second team. AP All-Ohio Honorable Mention. All-Brown County team. Led varsity in scoring with 14.8 points per game on average. Oh, and the Lady Rockets won the SHL championship, the sectional championship, and finished as the southwest district runners-up. Moving on to her sophomore year: SHL All-League. All-Brown County team. Brown County tournament, all-tournament team (while setting the tourney record with 12 free throws made in a single game). Led greater Cincinnati in scoring average with 22.7 ppg. Cincinnati Enquirer All-City team for Division II, III, and IV. District 16 first team. AP southwest district 1st team. AP All-Ohio Special Mention. Led FHS in scoring again (22.7 ppg), and set a school record with a 50 percent field goal percentage. And the Lady Rockets won their second straight SHL championship. But, wait, there’s more. Take a look at her junior year:

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2010-2011 SHL basketball awards

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Ripley Blue Jays Southern Hills League Division 1 champions 12-1 league record 1st row L- R Ravye Williams, Jay Woodruff, Jarrin Taul, 2nd row L-R Logan Perkins, Riley Saelens, Jordan Zweigart 3rd row L-R Coach Mike Kennedy, Demarco Washington, Timmy Whaley

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Eastern Boys Basketball Team S.H.L. Division 1 Runner-up 1st row L-R Mitchell Sharp, John York, Clint Black, Jesse Whitaker 2nd row L-R John Boudreau, Conner Purdin, Riley Prine, Daniel Faul, Brandon Belcher 3rd row L-R Chase Lawson, Jordan Payne, Nathan Scott, Landon Hauke, coach Rob Beucler

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Eastern Lady Warriors SHL Division 1 Champions 12-1 record 1st row L-R Christina Burns, Andrea Neu, Amber Yockey, Emily Tatman, Haley Malott, Leeza Rickey, Shayla Black 2nd row L-R Asst. coach Jim Mitchell, Maria Johnson, Emily Turner, Andrea Tracy, Halee Neu, Tressie Lewis, Allison Prine, coach John Burrows

Fayetteville Lady Rockets S.H.L. Division II champions 12-1 league record 1st row L-R Emily Stahl, Shelby Sheets, Jill Ryan, Amanda O’Donnell 2nd row L-R asst. coach Russ Ward, Brianna Plapp, Cheyenne Ramey, Ashley Scoggins, Makayla Rosselot, Megan Eyre, head coach Toby Sheets


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Ripley Lady Jays S.H.L. Division 1 Runner-up 9-4 League record 1st row L-R Niya Royal, Kelsey Carpenter, Sadie Grisham, Jessica Garrison 2nd row L-R Kelci Bowling, Jaden Royal, Shayla Henderson, coach Chris Coleman

2010-2011 S.H.L. boys basketball All-League team 1st row L-R Trent Arey, Peebles, Blake Blevins, Manchester, Travis Combs, Manchester, Andy Countryman, Peebles, Chris Cox, Fairfield, Drew Dollich, North Adams, Blake Justice, Peebles, D.J.Iles, Fayetteville 2nd row L-R Chase Lawson, Eastern, Joe Michael, White Oak, Dylan Noll, Lynchburg-Clay, Jordan Payne, Eastern, Logan Perkins, Ripley, Demarco Washington, Ripley, Ravye Williams, Ripley

By Dave Borst The Brown County Press

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2010-2011 S.H.L. Girls basketball All-League Team 1st row L-R Haley Bingmon, White Oak, Lilian Blankenship, Lynchburg-Clay, Christina Burns,Eastern, Kelsey Carpenter, Ripley, Laynee Davis, North Adams, Emily Fite, North Adams, Sadie Grisham, Ripley 2nd row L-R Laney Lewis, Lynchburg-Clay, Katie Little, Manchester, Sidney Pell, Peebles, Allison Prine, Eastern, Haley Rideout, Manchester, Makayla Rosselot, Fayetteville, Shelby Sheets, Fayetteville, Megan Swords, Fairfield Absent from photo, Desiree Dutro, Fayetteville


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S.H.L. Coaches of the Year Boys basketball Coach of the Year-Josh Arey, Peebles High School (left), and girls basketball Coach of the YearToby Sheets, Fayetteville High School

Congratulations to all the teams on a successful season!

The Eastern varsity baseball and softball schedules are available and both squads will be traveling to Western Latham to begin their regular seasons. Both games are scheduled for a 5 pm firstpitch on Monday, March 28. Both varsity teams then will open league play the next day with another road trip, this time to visit the Ripley Blue Jays. Scheduled firstpitch is again at 5 pm. Some other games of note on the boys varsity baseball schedule include doubleheaders against Southeastern at home on Saturday, April 2 at 11 am, at home against Peebles on Saturday, April 16

at 12 noon, and on the road at Portsmouth West to finish out the regular season on Saturday, May 11 at 10 am. Parents night for the baseball team is on Friday, April 8 with the game against Manchester scheduled to begin at 5 pm. Senior Night will be held on Friday, April 29 at 5 pm when the Warriors will take on West Union. The Lady Warriors varsity softball team has two doubleheaders scheduled for the upcoming season, with both twin-bills to be played at home. The first is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 at 11 am against Southeastern/Portsmouth Clay. The second is set for two weeks later, Saturday, April 16 vs. Hillsboro/New Richmond. In a special treat

for the Lady Warriors, they will travel to Chillicothe Paints Stadium to take on Fairfield on Monday, April 18. First pitch for that game is set for 4:30 pm. Parents’ night for the Lady Warriors will be held on Friday, April 8 with first pitch slated for 5 pm against Manchester, a Southern Hills League opponent. Senior night is also a conference showdown vs. West Union. That game is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 5 pm. Again, these are just a few of the games of note on the Eastern Warriors and Lady Warriors schedules for this season. For a full schedule of all of their spring sports programs visit their website at

Jaggers to host wrestling clinic at Western Brown The Western Brown Bronco Wrestling Program is pleased to announce that J. Jaggers will be coming to Western Brown HS on March 30th and April 6th to give a wrestling clinic to area wrestlers. Coach Jaggers was a 4x Ohio State Wrestling

Champion, 2x Big Ten Champion, 3x NCAA AllAmerican, 2x NCAA National Champion and a current Assistant Wrestling Coach at Ohio State University. As a member of the OSU wrestling team J. help guide the Buckeyes to

two NCAA runner-up finishes. He will be giving instruction in the international wrestling styles of Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. He will also address mental focus, match preparation, strength and conditioning as well as health and nutrition.


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For every person that is born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are born. Pet overpopulation is a big problem. As these statistics show, in order to help keep up with the current flood of puppies and kittens, every person would have to own two dogs and six cats at all times during their entire lifetime (Assuming that people live for 75 years, and dogs and cats for 10). A household of five would have to harbor 10 dogs and 30 cats! Adoption alone is obviously not the answer. Altering is. Please spay or neuter your dogs and cats. All pets should be surgically/neutered for many reasons: Spay/Neuter Facts 1. Females (Spaying Ovariohysterectomy) (a) Prevents signs of estrus (heat). (b) Prevents blood stains on the carpet from the heat cycle. (c) Decreases surplus of puppies and kittens. (d) Decreases the chance of developing breast tumors later in life. (e) Decreases the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life. 2. Males (Neutering Castration) (a) Decreases the desire to roam the neighborhood. (b) Decreases aggression -become more loving pets (more affectionate). (c) Decreases incidence of prostate problems later in life. (d) Prevents odor of Tom Cat urine. (e) Prevents Tom Cat spraying and marking furniture and walls. 3. Your community will also benefit! Unwanted animals are becoming a very real concern. Stray animals can easily become a public nuisance; soiling parks and streets, ruining shrubs, frightening children or elderly people, creating noise and other disturbances, causing automobile accidents, and some-


times even killing livestock or other pets. As a potential source of rabies and other diseases, they can become a public health hazard. The capture, impoundment, and eventual destruction of unwanted animals will cost taxpayers millions of dollars each year. 4. Facts about Spaying / Neutering: (a) Spaying does not cause a pet to get fat or lazy. This comes from overfeeding and inadequate exercise. (b) Personalities are not altered by spaying. Personalities do not fully develop until two years of

age. Aggressiveness and viciousness are not the result of surgery. Personalities will only get better! (c) Surgical risk is very slight due to modern anesthesia and techniques, but there is always some small risk when an anesthetic is used. (d) It is much easier on the pet to be spayed before going through a heat cycle, due to the smaller size of the reproductive tract. (e) The best age to spay or neuter pets is 3-6 months of age. (f) Surgery is performed painlessly while your pet is under general anesthesia. Postsurgical pain is minimal. Most pets go home the same day surgery is performed. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

HELP US PROMOTE SPAY AND NEUTER THIS MONTH WITH A CAR MAGNET. At All Creatures we are offering a free bumper sticker or car magnet with every Spay or Neuter scheduled and performed this month.

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The deadline to submit quilts for display or to reserve a craft booth in the Chatfield College annual Quilt and Craft Show is March 31, 2011. This year’s show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the St. Martin campus in St. Martin, Ohio and features the creations of local and regional quilters and quilt collectors, a quilt contest, a quilt raffle, a craft show, traditional craft demonstrations, a book sale, free carriage rides courtesy of First State Bank, and delicious food from Etta Lee’s restaurant in Blanchester. One of the highlight’s of the show is the 2011 Quilt Raffle. This year’s raffle quilt is called “Morning Star,” and was pieced by Lisa Hardesty, of Fayetteville, and quilted by Theresa Morales. The quilt exhibit will include traditional quilts of any theme as well as contemporary pieces. The show will also feature a quilt contest of patriotic or red-white-and-blue themed quilts. Applications are still available to exhibit quilts, demonstrate or sell crafts and to enter the quilt contest. The craft show will highlight over 25 area artisans who will exhibit, demonstrate and sell their traditional crafts. Brown county crafters include Jessica Adkins /Trendy Treasures (jewelry, charms and flower fairies), Bettie Cline (quality, hand-crafted jewelry), Margie Moore/Green Willow Decorative Art (hand painted glassware, tins and gourds), Vivian Pfankuch/Jaybird Farms (live herbs, jams and jellies, herbal soaps), and Christine Rudolf /Tanglewood



Altering your pet is the right thing to do

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Guests enjoying free carriage rides, courtesy of First State Bank, at the 2010 Chatfield College Quilt & Craft

Farm (hats, scarves, rugs made from Alpaca fiber). General admission for the 2011 Quilt and Craft Show is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Chatfield College is located in northern

Brown County, Ohio near the intersection of US Route 50 and 68. The address is 20918 State Route 251, St. Martin, Ohio, 45118. For information, log on to, call 513-875-3344 or email:

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Chatfield College Quilt & Craft Show 2011 Raffle Quilt, pieced by Lisa Hardesty and quilted by Theresa Morales.

A new web site for AG DeWine Ohio disaster volunteers Recently the Ohio This network empowers the Emergency Management “first responders” to focus on warns of Agency (Ohio EMA) and the saving lives during an emerOhio Department of Health’s gency, and allows volunteers tax scams (ODH) Office of Health to quickly mobilize and focus Preparedness announced a on critical support tasks such

Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to watch for e-mail messages and letters that claim to be from the Internal Revenue Service, but are actually scams designed to capture personal information. "Scam artists know that this is tax season, and they are trying to confuse consumers who are preparing to file their taxes," Attorney General DeWine said. "The IRS will not communicate with you via e-mail to tell you about a problem with your taxes, and you should not click on links in any suspicious e-mail messages." A Franklin County resident said he received an e-mail message that appeared to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The e-mail indicated that the consumer was late in submitting his W-2 form and instructed him to click on a link to send the updated form. Fortunately, the consumer recognized that the e-mail was a scam, and he did not click on the link nor provide any personal information. Another consumer from Cuyahoga County reported receiving a phony 1099 form in an envelope marked "important tax return information." The bogus form stated that the consumer had won $61,000. Consumers should watch for signs of a tax scam, including: Messages from the "IRS" about a problem with your tax forms. Requests for personal information, such as your Social Security number. Forms or letters that indicate you have won a lottery or sweepstakes. Instructions to click on links that may direct you to a thirdparty website. Poor grammar or illogical statements. Threats that you will not receive your tax refund if you fail to respond. If you receive a suspicious e-mail claiming to come from the IRS, forward it to the IRS at Remember not to click on any links in the message. Consumers also can report scams to the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.g ov/ReportaScam or by calling 800-282-0515.

new Web site,, to support the coordinated volunteer programs that make Ohio communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. Ohio Responds maintains a pool of volunteers who can be quickly and efficiently mobilized to respond in the event of an emergency. Activities change with each disaster, and can vary from sandbagging to answering telephones to providing medical assistance. ODH is the coordinating agency for Ohio Medical Reserve Corps. Ohio EMA coordinates the remainder of the Ohio Citizen Corps programs which include: Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Fire Corps, Volunteers in Police Corps Services (VIPS), and USA on Watch/Neighborhood Watch.

as debris removal, staffing shelters or providing critical medical support for disaster victims. As community service continues to grow, Ohio Responds will support volunteering through a variety of programming to meet the needs of the individual, community and state. Ohioans who wish to volunteer with an Ohio Citizen Corps program found on Ohio Responds can register through the new Web site, This site will continue to serve existing Ohio Citizen Corps volunteers, unit leaders and points of contact. Ohio Responds was previously managed by the Ohio Community Service Council (OCSC) through the Web site, OCSC will continue to be the point of contact for AmeriCorps in Ohio.

USDA announces support for restoration of nonindustrial private forrest land damaged by natural disasters Steve Maurer, the Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, would like to announce that financial assistance is available to help nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) landowners restore lands damaged by natural disasters. The funds are provided through USDA’s Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP). Through this new program, USDA will continue to assist landowners in their efforts to improve the health of privately held forest lands. EFRP participants will use the money to implement emergency forest restoration practices, including emergency measures necessary to address damage caused by a natural disaster to natural resources on NIPF land and restore forest health and forest-related resources on the land. The damage from the natural disaster must have occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2010. The program is administered by FSA. To be eligible for EFRP, land must: • Have existing tree cover (or had tree cover immediately before the natural disaster and is suitable for growing trees); and,

• Be owned by any nonindustrial private individual, group, association, corporation, or other private legal entity that has definitive decision-making authority over the land. In addition, the natural disaster must create damage that, if untreated, would: • Impair or endanger the natural resources on the land; and, • Materially affect future use of the land. All of the above conditions must be met for EFRP eligibility. FSA county committees determine land eligibility based on on-site damage inspections, taking into account the type and extent of damage. Sign-up began Dec. 6, 2010 at your local FSA county office. For further information on how to apply and eligibility requirements for EFRP, visit your local FSA office or to view Ohio FSA office locations online go to: and click on the “County Offices” link located under the “Browse by Subject” section. To read more about the EFRP, view the factsheet at: .


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4th Annual Sportsmen’s Expo has been set for Saturday, March 26 at the Bethlehem Church of Christ, 505 Bethlehem Road, south of Winchester. The event is sponsored by the Churches of Christ of Adams County. For details call (937) 446-2124 or 1800-wildlife, or check out 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 gust band, Canned Under Authority, Friendwhich. For more information contact Jim St. Pierre - (513) 509-9657 or Mark Giambrone - (513) 382-3054.

A Free Dinner will be offered by the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the church. SUNDAY 3/27 The Lewis Township Trustees will hold the March 27 meeting on Sunday at 7 p.m. in Higginsport. All residents of the township are invited and encouraged to attend. MONDAY 3/28 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. Western Brown Board of Education meeting will be held Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Western Brown district office. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28 at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. A Revival will be held at God’s Mission, Hamersville, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28 and run

COURT NEWS Property Sales Jerome H. and Ruth B. Blum to Ruth B. Blum, Lot 3541 and Lot 3542 in the Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 3/14/11 Wanda G. and Timothy Griffin to Robert A. and Shirley A. Bauer, Lot 2903 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., Filed 3/11/11, $60,000 James F. and Mary Ann Meyer to Barry H. and Evelyn E. Burke, Lot 2924 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 3/15/11, $170,000 Fred and Wanda Dumford to Wanda Dumford and Linda J. Mitchell, 4.46 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 3/14/11 Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Robert T. and Barbara A. Donell to Tina Musser, 3 acres of land, Lot 17 at Five Mile Crossing, Green Twp., filed 3/11/11 John W. Piercefield III et al to Lori Piercefield and Bruce Parker, 1.4 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 3/16/11 Denvil Dwayne Burchell to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., .76 acres of land in Jackson Twp., filed 3/14/11, $50,000 Marion Kauffman to Unique Property Solutions LLC, Lot 3877 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 3/11/11, $500 Jerry V. and Vickie Schneder to Shirley Davis, Lot 2165 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 3/14/11, $1,000 Thomas P. and Deborah Stropes to Vanderbilt Mortgage Finance Inc., 5 acres of land in Shinkles Ridge Estates, Lot 5, Lewis Twp., filed 3/14/11, $45,900 Kenneth Mauch et al to Lake Lorelei Property Owners, Lot 1373, Perry Twp., filed 3/11/11 Michael F. and Rhonda C. Sofranko to Michael and Rhonda Sofranko trustee, Lot 1563, Lot 1652 and Lot 1564 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 3/14/11 Julia Louise Baker to Wells Fargo Bank NA, Lot 128 in Lake Lorelei, Perry Twp., filed 3/15/11, $66, 667 Tammy G. White to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lot 922 and Lot 921 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 3/17/11, $30,000 HSBC Bank USA NA and Allen E. and Tina Pertuset to Robert J. Pierre, Lot 7 at Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 3/14/11, $75,000 David S. Walker to David S. and Carolyn L. Walker, Lot 1033 , Lot 1034 and Lot437 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 3/16/11 Fannimae and Rita E. Evanshine to Jan McKinney, 6.05 acres in Perry Twp., filed 3/11/11, $60,000 Jesse Millikan to Jesse R. Millikan, trustee, 67.06 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 3/17/11 Bank of New Youk Mellon and Margaret Young to Jerry Thornberry, .52 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 3/15/11, $7,000 Patricia A. Route to Patricia Routt and Jeffrey Dardis, 6.67 acres in Perry Twp., filed 3/14/11 Harry L. and Marie Hart to David and Betty Dale, .25 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 3/15/11, $15,000 John H. Evans to Heidi Call, .18 acres of land in Fayetteville and .36 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 3/11/11, $68,000 James W. and Janice and James Crase III to James William Crase III, Lot 15 and Lot 16 in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 3/17/11 Jacques D. and Karen S. Loudon to Val E. Lewis and Sharon Richmond, 1.99 acres in Pleasant Twp., Georgetown, filed 3/14/11, $160,000 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and US Bank to Monica and Arnita Carrington, Lot 38, 4.78 acres in Whispering Wynd Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 3/11/11 Secretary of Housing and Urban Develop and Jason R. Stratton to David and Edna Baldwin, 3 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 3/16/11 Robey Group LLC and Larry Clifton LLC to Tyler C.Ogden, Lot 5 Woodland Sub., Sterling Twp., Mt. Orab filed 3/16/11, $117,000 Robey Group LLC to Larry Clifton LLC, Lot 19, Woland Sub., Sterling Twp., Mt. Orab, filed 3/11/11

Marriages Bobbie Jo Rider, 25, Georgetown, homemaker to marry Justin Donald Ewing, 24, Georgetown, assistant manager Dina Marie Riddle, 42, Hamersville, homemaker to Richard Duane Souder, 44, Hamersville, production manager Emily Ann Caldwell, 25, Georgetown, dietitian to Ryan James Gay, 27, Bluffton, retail store manager Mistie S. Lewis, 39, Fayetteville CNC programmer to Joseph E. Lewis, 33, Fayetteville, truck driver Denise K. Day, 56, Fayetteville, H.R. Specialist to Jack W. Ballinger, 58, Fayetteville, disabled

Probate Jerone H. Blum, Sardinia, case 20111052, DOD 10/7/2010, filed 3/16/11


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Lyndon B. Payne, filed 3/14/11, Action: foreclosures Ann T. Hayes vs. Stephen P. Buehrer, filed 3/14/11, Action: workers compensation Jacqueline D. Felder vs. Gregory Cake, filed 3/14/11, Action: other torts (personal injury) Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Michael Knabb, filed 3/14/11, Action: foreclosures Citimortgage, Inc., vs. David Anthony Martin, filed 3/15/11, Action: foreclosures Citimortgage, Inc., vs. Jimmie R. Gifford, filed 3/15/11, Action: foreclosures Johnda Louderback vs. Heather A. Flores, filed 3/15/11, Action: other torts (personal injury) Haylee King, minor vs. Heather A. Flores, filed 3/15/11, Action: personal injury Midland Funding LLC vs. Wayne Mays, filed 3/16/11, Action: other civil GECC vs. Tanya Melvin, filed 3/16/11, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA N.A. vs. David W. Strole, filed 3/16/11, Action: other civil Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Lyndon B. Payne, filed 2/16/11, Action: foreclosures James Beckett vs. Village of Aberdeen, filed 3/16/2011, Action: other civil Deutsche Bank National Trust vs. Gary Wayne West, filed 3/16/011, Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Vs. Thomas Drott, filed 3/16/11, Action: foreclosures Charlene L. Bronner vs. Derrick Shouse, filed 3/16/11, Action: stalking order Equable Ascent Financial LLC vs. Kenneth Boles, filed 3/18/2011, Action: other civil Security Credit Services LLC vs. Sherri Bell, filed 3/18/11, Action: other civil U.S. Bank, NA vs. Shawn Heinzman, filed 3/18/11, Action: foreclosures Citimortgage, Inc. Successor vs. Steven Marshall, filed 3/18/11, Action: foreclosures Bilal Ammouri vs. Kenneth Christman, filed 3/21/11, Action: stalking order Bilal Ammouri vs. Melissa Christman, filed 3/21/11, Action: stalking order DOMESTIC CASES Amber Robbins, Blanchester vs. Gregory Shanks, Milford, filed 3/14/2011, Action: domestic violence Wilbur Ramsey, Aberdeen vs. Michael Ramsey, Aberdeen, filed 3/16/2011, Action: domestic violence Angela Toy, Mt. Orab vs. Thomas Toy III, Kittanning, PA, filed 3/16/2011, Action: termination of marriage Lee Belcher, Georgetown vs. Linda Belcher, Mt. Orab, filed 3/16/2011, Action:termination of marriage Patricia Baker, Midland vs. Lawrence D. Baker, Hillsboro, filed 3/17/2011, Action: domestic violence Christine S. Griffith, Mt. Orab vs. Lanny J. Griffith, Mt. Orab, filed 3/17/2011, Action: domestic violence Michael C. Guinn, Georgetown, vs. Michelle Simmons, Georgetown, filed 3/21/2011, Action: domestic violence

through Sunday, April 3. The church is located at the corner of Sisterville and Walnut Streets. For more information call Bro. Wayne Johnson at (937) 3784558.


Job Fairs will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Beach Waterpark. The park plans on hiring nearly 500 seasonal employees. Call (513) 398-7946.

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.

The Sterling Township Trustees will meet for their monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28 in the Town Hall. The public is invited to attend. The Western Brown Local School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28 at the administrative office. This meeting was rescheduled from Monday, March 21. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. The RULH Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Ripley High School. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Furthe r information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714 The Western Brown Local Professional Development Commission will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28 in the Western Brown District office. The Perry Township Trustees will meet in regular session beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28 in Fayetteville. All residents of the township are welcome to attend. The Brown County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, March 28 at 9 a.m. in their chambers located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend TUESDAY 3/29 Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29 at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. 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 29, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. the course is sponsored by the Adult Education Department For details call (937) 378-6131.

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Minute to win it challenge recently held The Mt Orab Chapter of CHEC held a Minute to Win it style challenge on Friday March 4. We met at the Mt Orab Library. Some of the challenges that the children participated in were similar to Breakfast Scramble, Uphill Battle, Ping Tac Toe, Kabroom and Cantagious. The children had a great time participating in each challenge and encouraging their peers. Pictured l-r are front row Ben Francis, Saxon Wilkin, Linsey Bogart, Bella Boling, Weslie Wilkin, Cecelia Clubb, Zakery Clubb, back row Luke Francis, Olivia Masters, Ty Bogart, Jacob Clubb, Griffin Boling, Luke Clubb, and Ethan Masters. For more information on this homeschool group feel free to email the group at begin at 6 p.m. For more information call (800) 223-7491. 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 contest the library at (937) 444-1414. 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.

Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

The Brown County Agricultural Society Senior Fair Board Meeting will meet at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at the fairgrounds.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

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



TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, March 30 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.

Fish Fry Fest will be held on Friday, April 1, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Michael School, 300 Market Street in Ripley. The event will include allyou-can-eat batter-fried or baked fish, fried oysters, sid dishes and desserts. Adult dinners are only $8 and children under 12 eat for $4. Carryout lunches are also available between 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at a cost of $6. Call 3921356.

Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30noon Wednesday, March 30, at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson 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 30, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. THURSDAY 3/31 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, March 31, 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. Brown County Spelling Bee is set for Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the large conference room at the Brown County Educational Service Center located at the fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend. 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

Youth turkey hunt drawing, for young hunters 17 years of age and younger, accompanied by a non-hunting adult are eligible to apply for a drawing to hunt within four specified zones April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 14, 2011. For more information call (937) 987-2508 or (937) 372-9261. Basic Home Repair course will be offered by Southern State Community College’s continuing education program, which includes Basic Home Repair 101. The course will be offered in five two-hour sessions beginning April 5, 12 and 19. Phone (937) 6959002 for more information.

Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, March 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.

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

Eastern Local Schools board of education will hold a special board meeting in regard to the “core construction” of the school at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 11.

Small Engine Repair Class begins at Southern Hills on March 31 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.

Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo Tuesday, March 29 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.

Yoga Classes will be held for all levels on Wednesday, March.30, 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.

Resources will be accepted through Friday, April 15 for the next wildlife officer training school. For more information go to

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 Last Fish Fry of the season, sponsored by the Georgetown FOE #2293 will be held on Friday April 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy fish, sandwiches and all the fixings. Carryout available at (937) 378-4330. Free Soup and Sandwich Supper will take place at the Decatur United Methodist Church on each Friday, April 1 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 Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, April 2. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. SATURDAY 4/2 Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bobcat Enterprises in Mt. Orab, the public is invited to attend and test drive the vehicles, enjoy refreshments and register to win door prizes. Bobcat Enterprises is located at 225 Hughes Blvd. Mt. Orab. Call (937) 444-3865 for details. 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 on April 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caproni’s Restaurant in Maysville. 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. UPCOMING EVENTS Wildlife officer applications through the Ohio Department of natural

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. 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) 724-5544 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. 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, throughout the month of March. All children's haircuts will only be $5.99. To make a reservation call (937) 378-4SPA. 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. 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. 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.

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday, all year. Meetings are held at the conservation district office in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424. Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 1-2 p.m the first Monday of each month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800-928-4848 or (606) 7594050. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 3863590. 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 Veteran s Services Network at 1-877-644-6838 or going online at Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a firstcome, 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 Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining EHEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled.


We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1-866-867-6892. The free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings are offered by the South Central Ohio Education and Test Center in coordination with BCHD. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.




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organizations, representatives from the AAA7 have the opportunity to speak in depth with community members about the options of services and how the Agency can assist those who may be interested in receiving services that allow them to remain independently in their own home. Community groups and organizations who are interested in having a representative from the AAA7 speak at its meeting or event can call Jenni Dovyak, Communications Manager with the AAA7, at 1-800582-7277, extension 224. Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. serves the following counties in Ohio: Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. Services are rendered on a non-discriminatory basis. Those interested in learning more about the services provided through the Area Agency on Aging District 7 can also call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277. Here, individuals can talk directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. Information is also available on or you can e-mail

Springtime in southern Ohio is spectacular, and many of Ohio’s best botanists will be leading forays April 29- May 1, 2011 in the beautiful hills of Adams and Scioto Counties. FloraQuest is a botanical retreat geared towards learning, meeting like-minded people, and appreciating the most spectacular flora in all of Ohio. Our low patron-totrip-leader ratio ensures you will experience nature first hand! You’ll get to choose from ten different field–trip offerings and a host of extras. Special early morning birding, evening field trips, as well as vendors and author

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Ohio State Executive Director Steve Maurer reminds Ohio livestock producers that FSA programs may be available to assist them. Many are dealing with harsh winter weather, which is causing serious harm to livestock and forage due to heavy snow, ice and extremely cold temperatures. "This is turning out to be a tough winter for many farmers

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author and expert birder. Chris Bedel of the Cincinnati Museum Center will give us a preview of the forest with ‘Coming Attractions!’ and Timothy Snyder, will share some his vast knowledge, acquired while writing his book. His past experience with Ohio Department of Natural Resources uniquely qualified him for his program featuring the impacts of geology on the local flora. Please, visit the website at for more information. Registration and complete trip descriptions are available on-line at

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in Ohio," said Maurer. "We need producers to document the number and kind of livestock that have died as a direct result of these winter storms and timely notify their local FSA office of these losses. There may be situations where producers are transporting feed to their livestock. Producers should document these additional costs." FSA administers several programs that help producers recover from livestock deaths that are beyond normal mortality rates, losses of pur-

chased and/or harvested forage, and with the additional costs of providing or transporting feed. Among the key programs are the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). For livestock death losses to be eligible under LIP, producers must file a notice of loss with their local FSA office within 30 calendar days from when the loss is apparent to the producer. "We encourage all who

have suffered a disaster due to the recent cold weather and blizzards to read the fact sheets and visit with their local FSA county office staff so they get a quick start in the recovery process," added Maurer. For more information about these two programs, contact your local FSA office or factsheets for these two programs can be found at:; click on “Newsroom”, then “Factsheets”.

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt honored to receive NAM Award



rugged, hilly landscape and steep forested slopes are blanketed with an incredible array of flora. Early May is peak for wildflowers, and the hills will be cloaked with trillium, over a dozen species of violets, native magnolias, wild azaleas, orchids and many more. As an added bonus, well over 100 species of birds occur in the forest in spring, including scores of our most colorful jewels like Scarlet Tanager, Hooded Warbler, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Bring your binoculars! Guest speakers include Jim McCormac, past Ohio Heritage Botanist, popular

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book signing are all part of the event. The center of activities will be the beautiful Shawnee Lodge and Resort, located in the heart of the forest. Take this opportunity to hike the newest properties in The Nature Conservancy’s Sunshine Corridor, visit a private preserve, bike to the botany or discover pristine streams. You will be amazed by the biodiversity in southern Ohio! Botanically, Shawnee represents the northern most outposts for many Appalachian plants that one would otherwise have to go to the Great Smokey Mountains to find. The


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Congresswoman Jean Schmidt was awarded the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence during a tour of the Siemens Industry, Norwood, Ohio plant. The NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence honors members of Congress who demonstrate support for policies that enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the global economy. “One of the great privileges I have as a member of Congress is to fight for highpaying manufacturing jobs here in Southern Ohio,” said Congresswoman Schmidt. “We have a great workforce pool here in Ohio, people who work hard and are proud to produce products that keep U.S. manufacturing on the cutting edge,” Schmidt added. During her tour Schmidt held a roundtable discussion with business leaders from around Greater Cincinnati to learn more about how federal policies and regulation affect Siemens particularly and manufacturing broadly. She also toured the facility and met with workers. The roundtable and tour was led by

Anne Cooney, president, Drive Technologies Division, Siemens Industry. “On behalf of Siemens and our employees, I thank Congresswoman Schmidt for championing the causes that will help manufacturers thrive in Ohio and across the United States,” said Anne Cooney, president, Drive Technologies Division, Siemens Industry, Inc. “We’re fortunate to have Jean Schmidt in our corner, advocating policies that will enable us to grow through innovation, job creation and sustainability efforts to stay ahead of global competition.” The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. “Congresswoman Schmidt supports common-sense policies that will enable manufacturers to create and maintain good high-paying jobs in Ohio and throughout America,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “A vibrant manufacturing base is vital to getting our economy turned around and ensuring quality of life for all Americans. It is

critical to have lawmakers like Congresswoman Schmidt whose actions consistently match their words when it comes to a pro-manufacturing agenda for economic growth and job creation.” “It is imperative that Congress streamlines the regulations and policies that are choking our manufacturing base and stifling innovation,” Schmidt said. “I will continue to work with our new majority in the House to give our manufacturing sector the tools it needs to compete in the global economy.”

Last fish fry of season


Community groups and organizations that wish to learn more about home and community-based long-term care and services can do so through presentations offered by the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7). The AAA7 is available to provide presentations in whatever format best suits a group or organization who is interested. The Agency can provide speakers for meetings or events throughout the ten counties the AAA7 serves which includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. The AAA7 is available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. These services include, but are not limited to: information, referral and assistance; personal care and homemaking; respite care; adult day care; assisted living; caregiver support; case management; home repair; transportation; home-delivered meals; community-center meal programs; legal assistance; and linkage to community services. Through presentations to community groups and

Flora-Quest celebrates its fifth year in Shawnee


The Georgetown F.O.E. #2293 is hosting our last monthly Fish Fry for the season on April 1, 2011 from 57:30 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) 3784330 to place an order. Thank you for your continued support of the Eagles.


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Always knew you could be an actor if only you had the chance? This may just be that chance! Magic Waters Summer Theatre is holding try-outs on April 16 and 17 for a new original production being presented this summer at their amphitheater on Cave Road. Maggie In Magic Land is a fantasy which should be appreciated by all who are young in heart. There will be parts for children, teenagers, and adults. The auditions will be from 1 - 5 p.m. both days, but those trying out need only attend one day’s tryouts, and they will not need to be there the entire time. (Once you’ve tried out, you can leave.) Those trying out need not prepare anything special--

Just show up and follow along! Although Magic Waters casts many very experienced actors and actresses, no prior experience is needed to try out, and often the novices do get parts. There are many parts to be filled in this new production which is a modern-day fairy tale, a bit of a history lesson, and a full fledged magic show all in one!!! It will be fun to be involved in! This will be Magic Waters Theatre’s 29th season of presenting family appropriate entertainment “under the stars” at their rustic amphitheatre. The auditions will take place at the amphitheatre on Cave Road or in case of rain at the producers’ home nearby .

The Brown County Historical Society has published a book about one room schools of the past century. There were about 70 one room schools located in Brown County. This book has 264 pages full of pictures of students, the buildings and interviews. You may have relatives in the book with most students being identified. If you would like to purchase a book please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 3784444 or any society member.



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CARRINGTON FARM Supply, 69 Race St., Georgetown, OH 937-378-3221 - Accepting applications for CDL drivers. This is a seasonal position beginning approximately in April and ending in approximately June. Must have valid CDL license and willing to work weekends and long hours. CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Delivery routes available in Williamsburg, Mt. Orab & Batavia for early morning deliveries. 937-444-9152 CNA’S NEEDED to touch the heart of those in need, in the coming seasons of giving, and all year round! We offer 12 hour shift. Call or stop by to fill out an application. 937-378-3727. DRIVERS: HIRING Regional Drivers for Out & Back Runs in the Florence, KY area. Great Pay & Benefits, Paid Orientation, Assigned Truck, Fuel Card, Pre-pass, $500 sign-on bonus. Must have: TWIC Card, CDL-A w/Hazmat & Tanker End. 18mos. current T/T experience Highway Transportation. EOE/M/F/V/D. Apply on-line:


DRIVERS: OWNER Operators, guaranteed 2000 miles/week Flatbed Freight. Settlement and Fuel Surcharge for “All” Miles Tolls reimbursed. Coil experience required, 5/days week. Home on weekends, limited positions available. 877-543-6930. GROWING LOCAL Appliance Repair Company looking to hire experienced Customer Service Representative. Please call for more information. 513-943-0500. PIKE STREET Bar & Grill accepting applications for servers & cooks. Must be experienced. Apply in person at 171 Pike St., Fayetteville, OH. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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. SEMI DRIVER NEEDED 25 years old, clean CDL Class A with 2 years experience. OTR Flat bed. Home weekends. Call 937-446-1707. 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 937-4446161 or

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 & 2br apartment for rent in Ripley, $250 & $300/mo. plus deposit & all utilities, no pets. 937-618-0063. 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. 2BR, BIG, has heat/a/c, washer/dryer hookup, nice property, call, it won’t last. 513-724-3951. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. 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.

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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED Two Years CDL Experience Required

Jerry Ritter Trucking 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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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.

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MT. ORAB - 2br, cathedral ceilings, lots of parking, washer/dryer hookup, stove, refrigerator included, $575/mo. plus deposit. 513-616-6817. MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-616-6817 or 513-504-3368. 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

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

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 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.

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

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 12495 62 South, 1.5/miles from SSC, 1/mile from 32, $650/mo., $600/dep., 4br, large deck, garage extra, no pets. 937-374-3149. 3BR, 1BA on Lake Lorelei, $800/mo. plus deposit, pets extra, serious inquiries only, call 513-875-3459. 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.

(513) 625-6495 307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT


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.

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

SARDINIA - 3br mobile home, $425; Mt. Orab area, 2br mobile home & 30x36 garage, $600. Nice yards, both plus deposits. 937-822-1366.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 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. 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. UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

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

513-831-8422 NEWLY REMODELED 3br, 1ba mobile home for sale, $4000 OBO. 513-546-0170.

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.

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



FOR SALE - Spring flowers, Pansies & Violas in a variety of pots, flats & bags, seed potatoes, onion sets, bulk garden seed, potting soil, mulch, vine trees & much more in the gift shop. Come see us at Cox Firewood, 3600 St. Rt. 125, Georgetown, OH. 937-378-4309. Open daily 9-6pm, Visa, Master Card welcome.

I WILL care for the elderly in your home. Personal care, light house cleaning, cooking, etc. Flexible hours, great references, 20+ years experience. Call 513-638-0562.

501 - CHILD CARE EXPERIENCED CHILD care in my Christian home, full-time, $28/day, 2-meals & snacks included. 513-724-0641. EXPERIENCED HOME child care, 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift, FT/$20, PT/$25 a day. 513-314-9224.


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

607 - FIREWOOD FOR SALE Firewood, sold by State Regulations, u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service call Cox Firewood at: 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message or call 937-515-5829 Located 3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome

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. Property has small rental house that rents for $500 per month. Great location for 2-family, 3-family or apartments. Would consider investment partnership or owner financing, $119,000. 937-213-2060 Dennis Wright.

LAWN CARE & landscaping, commercial 611 - WANTED TO BUY & residential mowing, ALWAYS PAYING fertilizer, clean-ups, CASH! Old appliances, old mulch, landscape design barn & farm tools, nuts, bolts, all metal, even if & installation. rusted, old barn wood, Free estimates. old car & tractor parts, old lawn mowers & Burns Greenhouse & equipment, old pipe & fittings, electrical Landscaping items, 937-442-4573 old woodburning



RIPLEY - Mobile Home LOTS for rent. Under new management, $150/mo. Call 937-378-4544 or 373-4883. GREAT SPECIAL FOR YARD SALES!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR AD WILL GO INTO ALL OF OUR PAPERS FOR $9.50 FOR 20 WORDS OR LESS, 10 CENTS FOR EACH ADDITIONAL WORD! CALL DARLENE AT 800-4043157.

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The Stanley Leadership Program “SLP” is a fast-track two year program that is an integrated process for accelerating the development of our future leaders. This SLP assignment is in the engineering function with the objective to provide associates the opportunity to experience manufacturing engineering within the Stanley Black & Decker Georgetown Mac Tools Group. This challenging program consists of a two year assignment to the Georgetown Tool Box Plant with additional assignments and training at the Stanley Black & Decker Headquarters in New Britain, CT to allow participants to become familiar with how we do business. The program offers invaluable experiences for associates seeking challenging developmental opportunities to jump-start their careers.

Experience/Education Required/Beneficial: * Bachelors Degree in Engineering (BS in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering preferred). * 0-2 years experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus. * Relevant internships or experience - Manufacturing Products preferred. * Experience in an ISO certified environment is a plus. * Hands on experience in all aspects of “Lean” manufacturing implementations, including analysis, design, implementation, Value Stream Mapping, 5-S, Kanban and Kaizen, TPM, 3P formulation. FOR MORE DETAIL AND TO APPLY: All interested candidates can apply on-line on our website at: in the “Careers” section (Requisition #14083BR). Stanley Black & Decker is an Equal Opportunity Employer


We are Stanley Black & Decker, one of the world’s most recognized and trusted brand names for consumer tools, industrial tools, hardware, and storage products. Our continued growth has created an opening in our Stanley Leadership Program - Manufacturing Engineering in Georgetown, OH.

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Question: I’m in my 60s, and my doctor says I should see my eye doctor every year to be checked for macular degeneration. What is this condition, and what are the symptoms? Answer: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in people over 65. It affects an area of the eye called the macula lutea, located in the central part of the retina in the back part of the eye. The retina is where the eye’s light-sensing cells are located. In AMD, the cells in the macula stop working and die, possibly due to genetic and environmental causes. AMD usually begins after the age of 50 and is most common in white women over 65 who smoke. Typically, onset is gradual and affects both eyes. There are two types of AMD, dry and wet. Dry AMD is the more common, less debilitating type. Dry AMD is caused when the process that removes normal debris in the retina via small blood vessels stops working. No one knows why. There are no medical treatments available, but you can take actions that seem to slow the disease’s progress. These include eating green leafy vegetables, ingesting daily doses of antioxidants and zinc, and avoiding bright sunlight. Wet AMD accounts for about 15 percent of all AMD cases but causes 80 percent of AMD disability. In wet AMD, new blood vessels form in the back of the eye. The new vessels create an overgrowth that interferes with vision. These new vessels tend to be fragile and often leak fluid into spaces around the light-sensing cells. Pegaptanib is one of the few drug treatments available for wet AMD. It’s administered by injecting the drug into the numbed eyeball, where it halts abnormal blood vessel growth. Photodynamic therapy, where lasers are used to destroy the extra blood vessels, is also used. But, it’s only effective for about 30 percent of AMD patients. Regular checkups from your eye doctor are very important for detecting AMD, especially the dry type, which develops gradually over a number of years. In contrast, wet AMD tends to come on very quickly. See your eye doctor immediately if you experience a sudden, rapid loss of vision or a new blank or dark spot in the center of your vision; or if straight lines suddenly appear

MARTHA SIMPSON wavy or an object’s size or shape appears distorted. AMD of either type causes central vision loss, while your side, or peripheral, vision remains intact. Although AMD is disabling, it’s not as debilitating as diseases that result in a total loss of vision. Many people who develop AMD have to discontinue activities that require very sharp vision, such as driving, threading a sewing needle, or reading fine print. However, with the use of visual aids and low vision rehabilitation programs, most people with AMD can lead full, independent lives. Gilbert’s Syndrome is hereditary, but mild, liver condition Question: I was recently diagnosed with Gilbert’s Syndrome. It was picked up on routine testing. I feel fine, and the doctor said not to worry, but can you tell me how I got this and what I can do about it? Answer: Gilbert’s Syndrome is an inherited condition caused by a gene mutation passed on from parent to child. A copy of this gene must be passed to a child from each parent in order for the child to have this syndrome. Gilbert’s Syndrome is a mild liver condition. It doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms in most people, so it is not uncommon for routine testing to bring the condition to light. Gilbert’s Syndrome is diagnosed when there is too much bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is caused by a breakdown of red blood cells. Normally a red blood cell only lives for about 120 days, so there is a constant turnover of these cells. People who have Gilbert’s Syndrome do not produce enough of the specific enzyme that breaks bilirubin down. This allows it to build up in the blood. Gilbert’s Syndrome is usually diagnosed when a person seeks medical attention for another condition such as influenza. Some people notice that their skin is turning yellow, or jaundiced. The doctor orders blood tests and, as a result, discovers the elevated bilirubin, whereas most other

liver tests are normal. It is uncommon for Gilbert’s Syndrome to be diagnosed before puberty. Strenuous exercise, dehydration, stress and fasting also can elevate bilirubin levels enough to cause jaundice. If you go to your physician’s office with jaundice or if an elevated bilirubin is detected on routine tests, your doctor may want to order other blood tests to be sure there is no other cause for the elevated bilirubin. If you have Gilbert’s Syndrome, you should be sure any physician you see knows that you have this condition in order to avoid unnecessary retesting to find the cause of your elevated bilirubin. There is no treatment for Gilbert’s Syndrome, but the prognosis is excellent. There are some warnings for people with Gilbert’s Syndrome, however. Certain medications have an increased incidence of side effects in people with Gilbert’s Syndrome. Also, certain chemotherapy drugs and antiviral medications can cause problems in people with this condition. Always discuss all medications with your doctor, even over-thecounter medications, to be sure that no interactions are expected. The major management goal for Gilbert’s Syndrome is to keep the levels of bilirubin as low as possible and to avoid things that can make the bilirubin go up. Eat a healthy diet and avoid meal skipping and fasting. This can elevate the levels of bilirubin in your bloodstream and lead to jaundice. Stress is another factor that can lead to jaundice. Stress reduction techniques like yoga, meditation or exercise can be helpful. Family Medicine® is a weekly column. General medical questions can be sent to Martha A. Simpson, D.O., M.B.A., Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Communication Office, Athens, Ohio 45701, or Please do not ask Dr. Simpson to diagnose a condition or provide personal medical advise. Medical information in Family Medicine® is provided as an educational service only and does not replace the judgment of your personal physician, who should be relied on to diagnose and recommend treatment for any medical conditions. Past columns are available online at

Ohio Statehouse is celebrating its sesquicentennial in April 150 Years of serving as the heart of Ohio democracy - 1861 to 2011 cational include:

Special Events Planned Throughout 2011 The people of Ohio will celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Ohio Statehouse throughout 2011. The Ohio Statehouse has served as the heart of Ohio democracy for the last 150 years. Throughout the state, the Ohio Statehouse stands as a symbol of the legislative and executive branches of state government, and the people of Ohio. After 22 years of construction, the Ohio Statehouse was completed in 1861 at the beginning of the American Civil War. One hundred and fifty years later, the Ohio Statehouse continues to serve as heart of Ohio democracy. The Statehouse is considered to be one of the most significant architectural accomplishments of the early republic. Its Greek Revival Doric architectural details and proportions give the impression of permanence, elegance and grandeur deserved by the original State Legislature who passed a law on January 26, 1838 to build the new Statehouse. Restored to its 1861 appearance, the Ohio Statehouse maintains its historic character as it continues to function as the center of state government in Ohio. Throughout 2011, the Ohio Statehouse will host a variety of special events, re-enactments and exhibits to celebrate the sesquicentennial of our great Capitol Building. The events will commemorate the lasting legacy and history of the Ohio Statehouse. Through educational programs, public forums, arts projects and special events, the Ohio Statehouse Sesquicentennial will provide an opportunity for all Ohioans to learn about the history of the building, events and the people who have come to serve. Scheduled events and edu-

“Governor Dennison,” and “President Lincoln.” Members of Battery A will fire the Ohio Statehouse cannon at the conclusion of the event to commemorate the beginning of the American Civil War which began on this day in 1861. The Ohio Statehouse will rededicate the three Ohio Governors portraits who served during the Civil War. The portraits will be on display in the Rotunda through 2011. Ohio Governors who served during the Civil War include: William Dennison, Jr. (1860-1862), David Tod (1862-1864) and John Brough (1864-1865). The Repose of President Lincoln Replica Lincoln's Casket and Photo Exhibit on View and Special Presentation about Lincoln’s Funeral Train Sesquicentennial Event April 29, 2011; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Ohio Statehouse Rotunda, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus - Free! The 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, a group of Civil War re-enactors, will provide an honor guard for a replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in state in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865. A special exhibit of images from the Library of Congress will be on view in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on Lincoln’s assassination and the men and women named as conspirators along with their fate. This exhibit is for mature audiences. This program is supported by the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A.


Civil War and Ohio Statehouse Sesquicentennial Ohio National Guard Encampment & Ceremony -- Commemoration of the Beginning of the American Civil War & the Completion of the Ohio Statehouse Sesquicentennial Event April 10, 2011-11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ceremony to take place at 2 p.m. - Ohio Statehouse West Plaza - Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus Free! The Ohio National Guard, in partnership with the Ohio Statehouse and Ohio Historical Society will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first Ohio unit mustered into federal service for the American Civil War. The event is the statewide kickoff weekend for the Ohio Civil War 150 celebration. Visitors will have the opportunity see an 1861 encampment as well as a modern day encampment, meet “Abraham Lincoln,” see a variety of homeland defense vehicles and witness ceremonies honoring the history of America’s armed forces. This program is presented in partnership with the Ohio National Guard. Sesquicentennial Tree Planting and Commemoration of the Beginning of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial Event April 12, 2011 - 10:30 a.m. Ohio Statehouse, North Plaza and Rotunda - Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus Free! Ohio’s elected leaders have been invited to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Ohio Statehouse by planting a tree on Capitol Square. The event will include re-enactors dressed in period garb as well as “General Grant,”



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