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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 No. 46

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bennett busted by Kentucky SWAT team A man accused of being the leader of a local Heroin ring has been caught after a month on the run. Jonathan Bennett was arrested June 17 in Lexington, Kentucky, by city police. Brown County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy John Schadle said that his office received a tip that Bennett was in Dade County, Florida area on June 15. Schadle contacted the Fugitive Task Force in the Dade County area and asked

them to find him. The Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency organization made up of members of the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Secret Service, among others. They tracked Bennett’s movements from Dade County to Lexington. The Lexington Police Department was actually notified of Bennett’s whereabouts in the city by the Secret Service. Schadle expressed his gratitude to the Fugitive Task Force and the Lexington Police Department for finding and

capturing Bennett. In May, Schadle referred to Bennett as a “ringleader in local Heroin trafficking”, saying that he and his associates were responsible for distributing thousands of doses of the drug within the local area in just a two month period. Before returning to Brown County, Bennett will be returned to Mason County in Kentucky to face drug charges there. Once his case is concluded, he will be brought to Brown County to stand trial on felony Heroin Trafficking charges as well as Conspiracy to Traffick

in Drugs and Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity charges. Bennett and his wife, Kelly Henderson Bennett, were indicted on those charges back in May. Henderson Bennett was arrested a short time later and remains in the Brown County Detention Center. Investigators believe Bennett left the area sometime in May to elude authorities. Maysville Police Detective Sergeant Jared Muse said he busted Bennett in an undercover drug buy on April 19 of this year.

Muse said Bennett indicated he would cooperate with the drug investigation by providing information and he was released. Muse said Bennett disappeared after being let go. He is facing felony Heroin Trafficking charges in Mason County as well as Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia possession charges. “Jon Bennett is a high level narcotics dealer in Kentucky and Ohio and I’m glad he’s off the streets”, Muse said. Muse said he expected Bennett to return to Mason County by today.

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Monday Wreck stalls traffic on SR 32

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Participants in the emergency drill discuss response plans during the table top exercise.

Disaster drill helps local responders sharpen skills BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press What if a normal work day at a local manufacturer suddenly turned deadly? That’s the question that the emergency response community of Brown County tried to answer on June 22. The scenario was how to respond to an acid spill inside the Mac Tools facility in Georgetown. Members of the Georgetown, Ripley and Mt. Orab Fire Departments, the Sheriff’s office and the 9-1-1 Communications Center were among the group planning out the response. Other participants included representatives from the

Brown County Health Department, Mac Tools and the nearby Southern Hills Vocational and Technical Center. Brown County Commissioners Ralph Jennings, Bill Geschwind and Rick Eagan also observed. That plan was discussed under the watchful eye of evaluators Jim Lyle of the Highland County Emergency Agency and Fred Shutts, a member of the Fire and Hazmat team from Martinsville. “The most important reason to do this is to be better prepared”, said Keven Clouse of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Members of the Sardinia Fire Department work to contain a Nitrogen solution spill on State Route 32 near Schweighart Road on June 20. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol driver pulling onto the highway hit the trailer, causing it to overturn.

Thursday crash on SR 32

Rescue workers assist at the scene of a head-on crash at State Route 32 and Sardinia-Mowrystown Road on June 24. The Ohio Highway Patrol said 76 year old Ruth Sutton of Hillsboro ran the stop sign and struck the car of Peggy Baker of West Union. Sutton and Baker were airlifted to University Hospital. A passenger in Baker’s car, Michelle Brewer, was taken by ambulance to Mt. Orab Mercy.

Discussions are continuing between the Brown County Humane Society and Brown County Commissioners over the society taking over operation of the Brown County Animal Shelter. The two sides met June 20 to talk about the issue and address concerns either side had regarding the proposal. The commissioners and Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little are currently studying a draft proposal submitted by the society. It is based on a similar model currently followed in

Clermont County, where the humane society there operates the animal shelter. Under the proposed agreement, the humane society agrees to perform all of the functions required of the animal shelter by the Ohio Revised Code. Those duties include hiring and supervising Dog Wardens and Deputy Dog Wardens, “humane euthanasia and disposal of any dog if euthanasia is required” and “day to day custodial care of the Brown County Animal Shelter.” Longtime humane society member Lois Snider summarized the feelings of the 16 people in the room by telling commissioners “Give us a

chance and we’ll show you what we can do.” Brown County Commission President Ralph Jennings said he has an open mind about the idea, but that discussions were “still very much in the preliminary stages”. “We’re going to have to take a good hard look at this idea”, Jennings said. Commissioner Bill Geschwind also said he had not made up his mind on the proposal. “I need to look at the facts here and consider all the factors before I can make an informed decision”, Geschwind said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Index Ripley Principal Unemployment numbers flat mourned at meeting BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The May jobless numbers for Brown County and the surrounding area were basically unchanged from April. The unemployment rate for Brown County dropped .1 percent in May to 10.3 percent. That is within one tenth of a point from the two and a half year low for the county, set last October at 10.2 percent. The jobless numbers have not been below 10.2 percent in Brown County since

December of 2008. In Adams County, the unemployment rate dropped .2 percent to 12.0 percent in May. Highland and Clermont counties numbers were unchanged from April to May, with Highland County staying at 12.8 percent and Clermont County remaining at 8.4 percent. Clinton County saw its jobless rate rise .1 percent to 13.2 percent. Adams and Brown were the only counties in the region

that saw their jobless numbers drop on paper. The actual number of people seeking employment in the two counties remained unchanged. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services calculates the unemployment rate by comparing the number of people employed to what it calls the Civilian Labor Force, or people who are actively working or seeking work. In April and May, ODJFS said 2200 people were seeking CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press A dark cloud seemed to hover over board members and visitors at the meeting of the RULH School Board meeting, June 21, but it wasn’t caused by the rainstorm going on outside. Following the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, board member Robert Carpenter asked for a moment of silence to honor Susan Owens, who lost her battle

with breast cancer on June 17. Owens accepted the position of principal of RULH Elementary School in 2010 after serving five years as the business and computer technology teacher at RipleyUnion-Lewis-Huntington Jr/Sr High School. Susan Skinner, principal at RULH High School knew Owens very well and commented on her many accomplishments in the district. “She truly was a great leader for this district,” CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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board at the meeting include: • accept a resignation from Greg Foster, assistant varsity boys basketball coach; • accept a resignation from Drake Williams, freshman boys basketball coach; • accept resignation from Doug Williams, teacher: • accept a resignation from Max Vavilov, middle school grade 8, girls basketball coach; • employ Lou George as volunteer boys soccer coach; • employ Pam Fite and Cindy Donathan for the summer as 3rd grade reading intervention teachers; • employ all teachers, BCESC teachers and subs as tutors and home instructors; • employ a list of sub bus drivers/sub bus aides; • employ Courtney Davis as volunteer assistant volleyball coach; • employ Patrick Schneider as volunteer assistant football coach; • employ Brett Barber as a social studies teacher; • employ Kelly Fulton as a Spanish teacher; • employ LTC Tim Gobin as JROTC Senior Army Instructor; • employ Brandi Gill as Northern Brown Academy Director; • hire a list of substitute custodians; • employ Brandy Pitzer and Madonna Hedges as intervention specialists. The board also approved a long list of business matters for the school year.

Also on the agenda, the board approved a resolution to accept resignations and then re-employ five administrative positions. Rehired on three year contracts was Mindy Pride, assistant principal, Marty Paeltz, elementary principal, Debra Maham, assistant principal, Heather Cooper, high school principal and Sabrina Armstrong, middle school principal. “This process of resigning then being rehired for the same position and the same pay, is a good policy for everyone involved,” Burrows explained. “Ordinarily these employees would be signed on two year contracts. But with this Senate Bill 5 looming overhead, this new contract adds an additional year before the new regulations kick in. “One big issue under consideration is the increase in insurance premiums. Under SB5, the employees will be paying 85 percent of their insurance. Now they have an extra year before this happens.” Burrows said the board couldn’t just extend the employees current contract, because it would then be the same contract, which will be effected by the changes. According the board treasurer Denny Dunlap, the process of retire/retire and resign/ rehire has many benefits including creating staff stability for the district.

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The superintendent also told the board that due to special education numbers in the district, they would be able to re-call both of the intervention specialist positions that were reduced in the spring. “This will allow us to offer open enrollment for special education students in all buildings except in Hamersville,” he said. “Through our retirements and resignations, we were also able to recall two of the other teachers that were reduced as well.” He reported that the District Leadership Team would meet for three days for reorganization and narrowing the district improvement focus. Burrows said he is working on soliciting a Western Brown online option to students that are attending online community schools. “We are currently losing $350,000 to students participating in this option,” Burrows said. “I will have recommendations at the July board meeting on a plan-ofattack for capturing some of these students.” Burrows said the theme for Western Brown for the 20112012 school year will be ‘Do You Know Me Well Enough To Teach Me?’ “We still have several students that do not feel they have a personal connection to our staff members,” he said. “Our students must know how much we care before they care how much we know.” Other actions taken by the

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $750,875 in grant money to 27 Ohio school districts and county developmental disability programs.

Eastern Local School District was one of the 27 and received $19,027 to install pollution control equipment and idle reduction technology on 18 buses. The grant was awarded following efforts of Danny Jodrey, Bus Superintendent at Eastern Local and Janie Day, Curriculum/Grant Coordinator “Danny brought me the information on the grant as soon as he got it,” Day said. “We started working on it right away, and were just recently notified that our district will get over $19,000 to do the upgrades to our buses.” The grants are funded through two resources including the U.S. EPA Clean Diesel Grants to the state and civil penalties collected from violations of Ohio’s environmental laws. “The school is not finished reading over the contract with the EPA or studying all the restrictions,” said Jodrey, “we originally applied for work on our entire fleet of 26 busses, but one bus had too many miles and several others were just too old. We’re working right now to finish our inspections on the fleet which has to be done by June 15, so we’re pretty busy. I don’t anticipate anything happening before then.” Jodrey said the state will

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Danny Jodrey, (right), bus supervisor at Eastern Local School District and assistant Pat Berry have until July 15 to have the district’s fleet of 26 school buses ready for state inspection. At least 18 of the buses are scheduled for pollution control equipment to be installed by December 30.

send their own mechanics to do the installation of the pollution control equipment on the 18 buses. He said the team of mechanics will be able to do two or three buses a day. When the anticipated work on the 267 school buses,

statewide, is complete the OEPA expects to eliminate 7,857 pounds of small particle pollution, 131,087 pounds of carbon monoxide, 6,346 pounds of nitrogen oxides and 27,544 pounds of hydrocarbons each year.

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of Education meeting, Superintendent Chris Burrows told the board that the district had lost some Title I funds. “We just received our Title I appropriations last week,” Burrows announced. “The total amount is down approximately $175,000, so we have to absorb this amount from our general fund. My concern is that that amount will quickly eat away at the positive balance projected for the next school year. This assumed balance is $250,000 and I’m being ultra conservative as I sign requisitions for our next school year.” Title I is a federal program that provides funds for local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of poor children, to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Unless a participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet state academic standards. Burrows went on to thank Joe Howser, transportation supervisor and Dan Colonel, maintenance supervisor and their staff, for being able to operate next school year with one less custodian and one less bus driver. “I appreciate Mr. Howser and Mr. Colonel for working this out,” Burrows added. “We must continue to look closely at needs versus wants.”


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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press During the June 16 council meeting of the Village of Aberdeen, Village Administrator Emily Henderson asked members of council for permission to hire a part-time employee 25 hours a week, to help with a heavy work load, which would allow her more time to work on writing grants. “I know this is a big issue,” Henderson said, “but I’m not alone in thinking this way. Right now, we are just swamped in work, all the village workers are swamped, and that’s an understatement. “It is so hard for Bernese Jones (court clerk) to try and do mayors court, then run back over and do the job in the utilities department. It’s so difficult to get everything done.” Henderson said she is struggling to try and be the administrator, help with the utilities, then go out in the village and help village workers, and still find the time to write grants for the village, which she expressed were very time consuming. Council member Billie Eitel said she believed that the village actually had an ordinance in place that would allow for the hiring of a part time employee through the summer months. Police Chief Clark Gast told council that he sees the same thing that Henderson sees on a daily basis. “Since Bernese has been helping out so much in Mayors Court,” Chief Gast said, “last month alone the court has been able to bring in a lot of money thanks to Bernese. Hiring a part-time employee would allow her to do even more.” However, Councilman Jerry Applegate asked to table the hiring of a new employee until he and the rest of council

had time to study the numbers and make sure it was a good time to do it. “I would personally like to think about this a while,” Applegate said. “I’m just hearing about this tonight and it’s just been brought to my attention. I’d like to look at the numbers. I understand what a heavy work-load these employees have, but I don’t want to just jump in to it.” Councilman Jay Castle responded to Applegate’s comment, “That’s Mr. Applegate’s opinion, but in my opinion, I say we need to hire someone now. We need to do anything we can to help Emily get back to writing those grants.” Councilman Robert Hutchison commented that the council did too much tabling of important issues and that it was time to take action. Castle emphasized again the importance of getting the administrator back on writing grants. “She is working on a $250,000 Appalachian Regional Commission Grant,” Castle said. “I think that money would easily off-set the miniscule investment of a part-time person. Writing grants is one of the main reasons she was hired.” Following the discussion council voted unanimously to suspend the three reading rule but when the motion was made to authorize the new employee, council members Eitel, Castle and Hutchison voted yes, while council members Applegate, Jason Phillips and Hugh Hall voted no. Village Mayor Garland Renchen voted yes to break the tie and the hiring of a parttime employee was approved. In other business at the meeting, Councilman Hutchison made the request to reinstate the salary of the mayor, which had been

reduced nearly a year earlier. “I think if we keep the mayor’s salary the way it is now,” Hutchison began, “Next year when someone runs for mayor, we’re not going to get anyone of quality to run. I move to restore the original salary. You don’t get nothing for nothing.” The mayor’s salary was originally around $6,700 annually but was changed to $85 monthly, equal to the council members pay. Council member Eitel, as well as Applegate, said they would like some time to think about the issue and stated that there was really no hurry since the change would not effect the current mayor. “Instead of giving back the full salary,” Eitel began, “Why not split the salary and make part of it an expense reimbursement, which would encourage the new mayor to travel to other areas and visit other councils to learn more about how to promote our village?” Hutchison said he did not like council’s tendency to wait and think about so many issues concerning the village and that it was time for action. Following a motion to suspend the rules and make the change, Eitel and Applegate voted against the measure, and since five votes were needed to suspend the rules the motion failed. Moving on in the meeting Councilman Castle made a motion to extend the contract of Village Solicitor, Tresa Gossett for two more years. However, when the motion to suspend the rules was made, Hall and Hutchison voted against suspending the rules. Both council members said their vote had nothing to do with Gossett personally, and that they felt she did a good job. They simply said ‘we want to “think about it,” as they looked at Applegate who had earlier voted against hir-

ing a part-time employee because he wanted to think about it. Eventually Hall and Hutchison changed their vote and Gossett’s contract was extended. Also, later in the meeting, the mayor’s salary was brought up again and the compromise to split the salary, suggested by Eitel helped the issue to pass unanimously. In other business, everyone in the meeting praised all the hard work done in cleaning, week-eating and mowing the river banks in the village. Those recognized for all their hard work was Delbert Hester, village employee, and local residents Larry Schlomer and Harry Frazier. “It’s unbelievable what a great job these three men have done,” said Applegate. “That river is this village’s biggest asset, and we need to show that.” Applegate said he would love to see, in large white letters, the name of the village be built on the bank. “It would be beautiful to see A-B-E-R-D-E-E-N spelled out for everyone to see from the river, the bridge and across the river,” he said. “It would help our village say welcome to everyone.” Council members and visitors at the meeting agreed it would be a great idea and Henderson plans on looking into the cost, as well as the possibility of adding lights. Village resident Kay Marshall updated council on the upcoming July 4th festivities and encouraged everyone to take part in the Ohio River Sweep set for Saturday, June 18. Chief Gast told council that the village bike patrol would begin June 17, which will save the village funds. The next scheduled meeting for the village was set for Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Family turns to community to help with cost of a special walker which will allow 3 year old to walk


By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press On Saturday, June 25, area residents will have the opportunity to help a very special young man have a better life. Three year old Wyatt Attinger suffers from Chiari Malformation (CM), a rare structural defect in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. Wyatt needs a special walker called a Mustang Walker to learn how to walk. The device costs nearly $4,000. A benefit has been planned for Wyatt on Saturday, June 25 to help the family raise the money needed for the walker. Wyatt is the son of Ashley and Bradley Attinger of Mt. Orab. He started out his life as normal as any newborn, according to his mother. “We tried to have a baby for about a year before I became pregnant with Wyatt,” Ashley said. “We were so excited when we found out we were having a boy. My pregnancy was perfectly normal and when it came time to deliver I chose not to have an epidermal. But when Wyatt was born, the cord was wrapped around his throat twice and he wasn’t breathing. But the doctors quickly revived him and he was perfect.” Ashley explained that other than an occasional ear infection, her baby boy was perfect. But by the time Wyatt was eight months old, his parents noticed that he wasn’t sitting up and could barely hold his head up by himself. “I just knew something wasn’t right,” she said. “My sister, Nicole, had a little boy only a month older than Wyatt, and I could tell he was doing much more than Wyatt.” Ashley said she took Wyatt to a couple of doctors who assured her her son was just running a little behind and that there was nothing wrong with him. “I finally took Wyatt to Dr. Catherine Yost, who was my pediatrician growing up,” she said with a smile. “She told me I had every right to be

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Three-year-old Wyatt Attinger needs a special walker to help him learn to walk some day. The family has turned to the community to help purchase a $4,000 Mustang Walker.

worried and immediately ordered some tests and referred us to a neurologist. He also told us there was nothing wrong. So Dr. Yost sent us to yet another doctor who checked him for cerebral palsy.” After finding out Wyatt did not have cerebral palsy, the couple took Wyatt to Children’s Hospital where they met with Dr. Kerry Krone. Dr. Krone ordered an MRI for the eight month old and the family finally found out that Wyatt suffered from CM, which he had contracted from his mother, who was a carrier of the gene. With CM, the indented bony space at the lower rear of the skull is smaller than normal and the cerebellum and brainstem can be pushed downward. The resulting pressure on the cerebellum can block the flow of spinal fluid and can cause a range of symptoms. The doctors monitored Wyatt every several months until he was almost two years old. “We couldn’t understand why sometimes Wyatt would be playing and then suddenly grab the back of his head and scream in pain,” she said. “It

was a difficult thing to watch and not be able to do anything to help. It was at that time that doctors decided to do surgery, and performed a process called posterior fossa decompression of the CM. They actually cut out a part of his skull, about the size of a tangerine, at the back of his head, then shocked that area, which caused the CM structure to shrink and fall off.” Ashley said the area was covered with a thick meshlike material and a plastic wick was placed in the area which allowed any overflow of spinal fluid to drain out the bottom of his back. But doctors were hopeful that there would be no extra spinal fluid. “We never left his side,” she added. “A couple days later, I was sleeping with him at the hospital and thought he had wet the bed. But the drain at the bottom of his back had gotten infected and he had contracted bacterial meningitis. Apparently when he screamed so hard, he bore down which caused the spinal fluid to squirt out. They gave him antibiotics through a pic line and since I am an LPN, they allowed me to take him home for the treatment.” Wyatt is no longer in pain, but the CM has left him with a

variety of complications including gross motor developmental delay and ataxia, where not enough oxygen gets to his muscles causing them to jerk uncontrollably. Wyatt takes a lot of different medications, but doctors believe he may walk some day. “Wyatt has been tested,” said Brenda Reck, Wyatt’s grandmother, Ashley’s mother. “He is mentally above average, but well below average physically.” Ashley said she lost her job during the 12 weeks of Wyatt’s treatment and medical bills continued to pile up. “Fortunately, we’ve almost met our insurance deductible and I have found another job,” she said with a smile, “Wyatt really wants to walk, he says he wants to walk, especially when he sees other children his age walking and running. “This Mustang Walker could really strengthen his muscles to make that possible. We know Wyatt will walk some day.”


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Bubp announces passage of bill expanding concealed carry rights The Ohio House of Representatives has passed the Senate companion legislation to amend Ohio’s concealed carry laws to make them simpler and consistent with other states. Senate Bill 17 will simplify the provisions related to the carrying of firearms in vehicles by eliminating the “micromanaging” provisions that dictate where a gun must be stored in a vehicle, which allows lawabiding citizens to avoid accidental violations. It retains the current procedures that are followed when a licensee is pulled over and approached by a law enforcement official. The legislation would also permit license holders to carry in establishments that serve alcohol provided that the individual is not consuming alcohol. It does not change the current law prohibiting an individual from possessing a firearm while under the influence of or alcohol. drugs Establishments would still have

DANNY BUBP the authority to prohibit concealed carry. “I’m very pleased to see the passage of Senate Bill 17 from the House,” said Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), who jointly sponsored the House companion bill—House Bill 45—with Rep. Danny Bubp (R-West Union). “At a time when our Constitutional rights are being quietly and systematically eroded, it is vital that we restore these rights and safeguard our ability to protect our families.” In addition to simplifying existing concealed carry laws, House Bill 45 and Senate Bill 17 will bring Ohio’s carry regulations in line with most other states’ regulations. According

to the Buckeye Firearms Association, of the 48 states that issue concealed carry licenses, 42 allow licensees to carry in restaurants as long as they are not drinking. “Law-abiding citizens have a constitutional right to bear arms and protect themselves, yet Ohio’s laws about this issue can be confusing, especially when determining where you can carry and where you cannot,” Rep. Bubp said. “This legislation will simplify our laws and keep people from unknowingly committing a crime.” This legislation was originally introduced during the previous General Assembly as Senate Bill 239, which received the support of the National Rifle Association, the Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans for Concealed Carry. Senate Bill 17 passed with bipartisan support and will now move to Governor Kasich for his signature.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman (ROhio), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), worked to ensure that the nation’s defense policies and dollars provide the best security for Americans during the committee’s mark-up of the Department of Defense (DoD) Authorization for 2012. “I am pleased to have had the opportunity to protect our national security interests, and service members who risk their lives for our freedoms,” said Portman. “The DoD budget we are offering is fiscally responsible and provides our men and women in uniform with the resources and equipment they need to defend America.” “I also worked to ensure that the great work being done in Ohio to support our national security interests is utilized and strengthened,” he added. Ohio is home to WrightPatterson Air Force Base as well as many other Defense Department facilities and Reserve and National Guard units. Additionally, Ohio’s companies are key suppliers and research partners for all the military services. “The expertise and capabilities at Wright-Patterson are critical to the Air Force’s ability to retain its worldwide superiority,” added Portman who recently toured the base’s Air Force Research Lab. “It’s also important that we ensure our Ohio companies continue to foster technology innovation and provide much needed capabilities to our service men and women.” Portman successfully advocated for the following measures, which are included in the Armed Services Committee Authorization: • A change to the law governing the administration of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). This change, which dictates the leadership requirements for the Wright-Patterson based institute for engineering and technology will ensure it continues to have top notch leadership and students. • Removal of a provision that would have ended flexible hiring practices for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). It is key to AFRL’s mission to continue to attract and hire highly qualified engineers, scientists and other professionals. • Authorization of an additional $32 million for DoD corrosion control efforts and policies for integrat-

ROB PORTMAN ing corrosion control considerations throughout the Departments processes. All too often, corrosion issues are taken into account once warfighters are operating equipment rather than when it is newly acquired, resulting in high sustainment costs and equipment that has to be taken out of commission. The Department estimates that corrosion in military equipment costs the armed services over $22 billion per year. Adopting corrosion control measures on the front end will both save the Department significant money and ensure our service members have sustainable and operable equipment. Many Ohio companies and academic institutions are doing innovative work in this area. • Direction to the Air Force to evaluate purchasing more C-27J Spartan Joint Cargo Aircraft than currently planned to meet the wartime demands for this versatile aircraft. The 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard, stationed in Mansfield, was the first unit to receive these aircraft. • An additional $322 million in funding to the Army for the upgrading of Abrams Main Battle Tanks. The Army was considering closing production and shutting down the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, OH. This work in 2012 will retain the highly trained workforce in Lima as well as suppliers across the state to ensure we continue to build and provide our Soldiers and Marines with the most capable tanks in the world. • Increased funding for a series of initiatives that advance research and development of advanced materials and innovative manufacturing technologies. These programs, some of which are managed by the Air Force Research Lab and rely heavily on Ohio’s manufacturing expertise, have provided significant advancements in production processes in the aviation field, resulting in improved capabilities and reduced costs. • Language recognizing the



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importance of having a domestic source for enriched uranium using U.S. technology to meet our nation’s future tritium requirements. Tritium is a key component in the systems that comprise the United States’ nuclear arsenal. Many international agreements govern the production of this resource. The USEC American Centrifuge Project in Piketon, OH can provide much needed enriched uranium within these constraints, but is waiting on approval of a loan guarantee to move forward with the project. Portman’s advocacy for the national security value to be included in the credit subsidy calculation strengthens the project’s chance. This project is estimated to create 8,000 jobs nationally, including 4,000 in Ohio. • Direction to encourage DoD to evaluate the inventory of high-purity beryllium, which is a critical metal for the development of many weapon systems and other defense applications. Ensuring that this stockpile meets defense requirements is imperative if it is to serve as an insurance policy for production in a national emergency. Ohio plays a key role in processing this critical national security resource. • A measure, offered by Portman and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), that would prohibit DoD from collecting or using information about political contributions made by businesses that wish to do business with the federal government. In April, the Obama Administration seriously considered the idea of an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to collect information about campaign contributions and political expenditures of would-be contractors before awarding any federal contract. In response, Collins and Portman introduced the “Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting Act of 2011” which reaffirms the fundamental principle that federal contracts should be awarded free from political considerations and be based on the best value to the taxpayers. • Language to reinforce that DoD should follow established cost accounting methods for decisions regarding the use of the civilian workforce versus hiring contractors. This will ensure the most cost effective approach is pursued in future staffing decisions.

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Letters to the Editor Relationship with God more important than ceremony Dear Editor: Seeing all the recent responses to the theological question concerning salvation being written about in the letters to the editor, I thought I would throw my two cents in as well...go figure, huh?! It’s a matter of a personal relationship with Jesus, no matter what your denominational or non-denominational preference. If one doesn’t embrace a personal relationship, all the baptism and works of righteousness in the world doesn’t mean squat. If we can’t get this essential down first, the rest of our efforts are totally wasted.

Baptism is the outward sign of an inward cleansing, withnessing and personal evangelism is an outgrowth of ones life having been changed. Church attendance is a matter of fellowshipping with the likeminded believers and encouraging one another in the faith. The biggest result of a salvation experience, and what the basic thrust of Christianity happens to be, is this: Love God. Love people. Why do so many people want to make it more difficult than what it is? Religion tends to put an emphasis on adherence to rules and regulations. True spirituality breaks through all this stuff

and gets down to the guts of the matter: having a real relationship with God apart from the form and ritual associated with religious posturing. (You know, “...having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.”) Everybody has a theological preference, even the devil. We can be Church of Christ, Independent Baptist, Southern Baptist, Pentecostal Holiness, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic or whatever else and still miss the boat. Your theological box may have some of the answers, but I doubt it has all the fact, it might be missing the mark on most

things it proposes to have the answer concerning. Theology, like philosophy, is all about your best guess. Be humble about’re only guessing at what you can’t be overly certain about...c’mon be honest about it. Love God. Love people. Do the best you can with what you know, or think you know, and leave the rest to God. In doing this you can afford to let go of getting so caught up in theological disputes that most other people could care less about. (Now, don’t that make a whole lot more sense, sweetheart?!) Rev. Sam Talley

Well, my real name is Juanita, but everyone has always called me 'Edie'. Juanita Highfield, New Hope

My name is Nancy, but all three of my sisters call me 'Nannie'. Nancy Feck, Mt. Orab

My mom used to always call me 'Jennie Pooh', like Winnie the Pooh. Jennifer Cook, Mt. Orab

Everyone calls me 'Cathy', but my real name is Catherine. Catherine Carter, Feesburg

My real name is Abner, but I have always been called 'Bud'. Abner Jenkins, Lake Waynoka

My name is actually Helen, but my husband has always called me 'Lucy', after Lucille Ball. Helen Meier, Williamsburg

Dear Editor, Two weeks ago I saw a young man who told me that

he was in jail for a week and the conditions were hard. The person had mentioned that it

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was very hot inside the jailhouse because there was no air conditioner in there. He also said that he did not want to go back there for any reason and that he hated being there. This statement got to me when he said this. It made me think that jail was really good for some and the reason I say this is because it is a time to think and a time to repent. Hard times puts a type of stress on some that causes movement. The Mt. Orab Bread of Life has saw changes in some through stress in some of the people that come there for food. Last week I ran into a woman who had been coming there for over a year and I said, “I have not seen you for awhile.” She said things have been better and the pantry helped my family get over the hump. The woman was thankful and gave me hope that all the people who have been a part of this program are help-

ing people get over that hump. We are seeing a lot of stressful people coming in but now we see people having a changed experience through these hard times. So the question I would like to lay out there for you is, is jail good or is jail bad? The apostle Paul, in God’s word, spent a lot of his time in jail. But jail gave him a lot of time to think about his life and the lives of many people around him and the way he was living. Sometimes jail changes people. The Mt. Orab Bread of Life wants to thank the people because you are the ones that have made this program grow. So many of you have put time, and your finances, in to buy food and drop items off to keep this program going. My family and I can not thank you enough. God bless you. The Mt. Orab Bread of Life Mt. Orab


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Livestock liability legislation is signed into law State Representative Danny R. Bubp (R-West Union) attended Governor Kasich’s bill signing of House Bill 22, which revises laws regarding civil and criminal penalties levied against livestock owners. HB22 ensures that livestock owners whose animals are intentionally set free by an unauthorized person opening a gate or cutting a fence would not be held criminally liable for failing to keep their livestock from running at large. Previously, a livestock owner would have been charged criminally for circumstances beyond their control, regardless of how responsible the owner is. “House Bill 22 will clarify the duty of care for animal owners and yield a balanced approach to the problem of animals running at large,” Rep. Bubp said.According to House Bill 22, in cases where animals escape due to a storm or a neighborhood prank, the owner will not be criminally liable if proven that he or she acted in a reasonably prudent manner to prevent or rectify the escape. Alternatively, liability will be imposed if the animal owner or keeper fails to maintain barns, fences and gates or does not respond to the knowledge that the animals are at large. House Bill 22 had passed from the House in February with unanimous support. It was introduced at the request of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Pictured L-R: Erica Wilson- LA for Rep. Bubp, Rep. Danny Bubp, Governor John Kasich, Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay), Beth Vanderkooi- State Policy Director for the Ohio Farm Bureau, Alexandria Mock-LA for Senator Hite, Ruby Marcum- AA Senator Hite.

59 New Domestic Relations Cases Filed or Reopened: 63 Domestic Cases Completed: 36 Domestic Cases Pending: 200 For further information, contact Joni Dotson, Court Administrator, Brown County Common Pleas Court, 101 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 (937) 378-3188.

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ary tale to take statistics with a grain of salt. Whether it’s some new miracle cure, or the latest doom and gloom story. For instance in 2007 and 2008 there were 32 reported shark bites in Florida, but in 2009 there were only 19 according to the University of Florida. If there were 29 the next year some newspaper might report that shark attacks were up over 50 percent over last year, even though there were fewer attacks than in 2007 or 2008. Without any historical data those numbers might sound staggering. I sure don’t think everyone should run out and enroll in a statistics class before reading the newspaper; that would be silly. What you would want to remember is that if a company pays for a study, they usually wield the power to say whether the study is published or not. As Mark Twain liked to say, “there are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 3786849, or send an email to

NOTICE - PERRY TOWNSHIP The Perry Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public zoning hearing per the request of Mr. Joseph Johnson, 18013 St. Rt. 68, Fayetteville. Mr. Johnson is requesting a variance that would allow him to construct a pole barn that does not meet the setback guidelines as outlined by the Perry Township Zoning Resolution. The barn is replacing an old barn that was destroyed in a storm. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Township Community Building, Fayetteville, Ohio. All interested parties should attend. PERRY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Ellen Molitor, Charles Bates, Terry Hardesty, Steve Parcell, Jeff Wolfer

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The Huntington Hotshots 4H Club is sponsoring a Baby Show, Little Mr., Miss and Jr. Miss Contest on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the Aberdeen Park. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the Baby Show will start at 12 p.m. followed by Little Mr., Miss and the Jr. Miss contests. Registration fee is $10.00. Classes for the baby Show are girls and boys, newborn to 6 months, 7 - 12 months, 1, 2, 3 and 4 years old. Little Mr. and Miss 5, 6, 7, and 8 years old and Jr. Miss 9, 10, 11, and 12 years old. For more information call (937) 549-2941 or (606) 7590421.

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mills.” The Executive Order follows a request by the State Medical Board of Ohio for an emergency determination. House Bill 93 (Burke, Johnson) authorized the State Medical Board of Ohio to promulgate rules establishing standards and procedures for the operation of pain management clinics, the physicians providing care and the owners who supervise and direct clinic personnel.



On Monday, June 20,Gov. John R. Kasich signed an Executive Order authorizing the State Medical Board of Ohio to establish standards and procedures for pain management clinics in Ohio in order to help fight prescription drug abuse by preventing clinics from operating as “pill


“Cell Phone Towers Cause Pregnancy” Well not really but that was the headline a radio show in Britain was hoping for last December when they released the results of a recent study. They would then use the absurd headline to promote the program. The radio show called “More or Less” examined the number of cell phone towers in each county in the United Kingdom, then compared it to the number of live births for each county. They found that for each additional cell phone tower there were 17.6 more babies born above the national average. The correlation between the two was very strong (for those of you with statistics background the P value was 0.00003). It seems fairly obvious that cell towers don’t cause people to become pregnant, so what was the idea behind this study? The show “More or Less” is about numbers and statistics and they were trying to show the difference between cause and correlation. In this particular case there is a strong correlation between cell towers and live births because they are both related to population density. The more people that live in an area the more cell towers they will need and more people leads to more births. Now in this case the fallibility of the cause and effect is pretty obvious, but that’s not always the case. This was presented as a caution-



Brown County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott T. Gusweiler reported on the following actions undertaken by the Court for the month of May 2011: New Civil Cases Filed or Reopened: 79 Civil Cases Completed: 103 Civil Cases Pending: 280 New Felony Criminal Cases Filed:14 Criminal Cases Completed: 32 Criminal Cases Pending:

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Plans are currently underway for the Ripley Lions Club Fourth of July Celebration, which will be held on July 23, on Main and Front Streets in Ripley. Many of last year’s events will be returning including: • cornhole tournament (registration beginning at 3 p.m. • chili cookoff • pet show


• fireworks • baby show • talent show The baby show registration begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the talent show will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The baby show will include multiple categories for girls/boys birth to three years. Those between the ages of

four and eight can be entered into the Little Miss or Mr. contest. There will also be two additional contests open to children birth to eight; parent/child Look-A-Like and Most Patriotic Boy and Most Patriotic Girl. All of the first place winners will then be put together for a “Best of Show.” There will be no formal wear category this year. The talent show will include four categories. No lip-sync entries will be allowed. The categories will be ages five to nine, 10 to 13, 14 to 17 and 18 and up. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign them up. The Lions Club members would like for everyone to get

ready to have their senses tingle at this year’s fireworks display, which is bigger and better than ever before. Thanks to a generous donation of $1,000 from Campbell’s Frontier Realty and Campbell Auctioneers, the Lions Club will be able to double the length of its famous ‘Grand Finale’ at the fireworks display which will be held on July 3 at 9:30. David Campbell, owner of the business, said his company was proud to donate to such a great organization as the Ripley Lions Club. He commented that their members work very hard each year to raise the money to put on the largest fireworks display in the area. For more information call (937) 549-8196,

Battle of the bands to take place in Ripley

The Brown County Press/MARTHA B. JACOB

During the 2010 Ripley Lions Club Fourth of July Celebration, Zachary Swearingen and Jaylee Denning were winners of the Little Mr. and Little Miss contest. Who will be this years winner? Come join in the fun July 2 and 3 to find out.

The Ripley Lions Club in conjunction with the Ripley Rocks Studio will be having a Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 2, 2011 beginning at 4 p.m. The audience will be participating in selecting the top 4 bands. Each band will have a bucket in which votes can be cast into. Votes will be $1.00 per vote. The top 4 bands with the most ‘Band Bucks’ will play again on July 3 beginning

at 6 p.m. until the fireworks begin. Entry fees are $50.00 per band. The top 4 bands will receive cash prizes with first place receiving $200.00 registration forms can be obtained by visiting or contact Bill Robinson at (937) 392-3104. For more information call Kristel Titus at (937) 213-1554.


Ripley Lions Club says Fourth of July Celebration set to be best ever

The Brown County Press/MARTHA B. JACOB

Village of Ripley business owner David Campbell, Campbell’s Frontier Realty and Campbell Auctioneers, generously donates a check for $1,000 to Ripley Lions Club President-elect, Jim Arnold for the upcoming fireworks display scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on July 3. Because of the additional funds, the fireworks grand finale promises to be better than ever before.

Eastern seeks input for use of Federal Funds Parents, guardians, and/or other residents of the Eastern Local School District are invited to offer suggestions or comments about the use of Federal Funding which includes Schoolwide Title I, Improve Teacher Quality Title IIA, and Special Education IDEA Part B. Janie Day, Grant/Title Coordinator, will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27 in the Eastern High School Office to accept sug-

gestions/comments. Comments will be accepted in person, by mail to Janie Day, Curriculum and Grant Coordinator, Eastern Local Schools, 11519 US 62 PO Box 500, Sardinia, OH 45171 or by phone at 937695-9913. These funds are intended to supplement state and local funds expended for the education of children. Any comments or suggestions will be considered for incorporation.




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Charles Ray Bennington, 77

Daniel Wayne McCleese, 33

Morris E. “Dutch” Williams, 77

Troy Keith Howard, 38

Evelyn (nee Ward) Stacy, 79

Brenda Kay Bryant, 57 of Georgetown, Oh., died Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She was a homemaker. Brenda was born May 30, 1954 in

Charles Ray Bennington, 77, of West Union, formerly of Cedar Mills in Adams County, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011. He was born May 11, 1934, in Brush Creek Township. He was preceded in death by parents, McKinley and Stella (Steward) Bennington; and two children, Gene Bennington and Kelly Bennington. Ray is survived by his wife, Connie (Hesler) Bennington; one son, Dean (Tonya) Bennington of Mt. Orab; one daughter, Darlene (Kevin) Stanton of Tollesboro, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was an employee of the former Cindico Company in Mt. Orab; a former employee for Steel Craft in Cincinnati; a former dairy farmer and driver for a milk company in Washington Courthouse. He was an 18 year member of Riverside Church in Manchester Township. He was a squirrel and rabbit hunter; and ginseng and yellow root digger. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Church, 565 Rice Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693. Services were Tuesday, June 21, 2011 where Pastor Pete Francis, Pastor Brian Francis, and Pastor Keith Steward will officiate. The interment will be at White Oak Cemetery in Brush Creek Township. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Daniel Wayne McCleese, 33, Maineville, Oh., died on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. He was born on Oct. 5, 1977 in Cincinnati to Wayne and Denise (nee Sluder) McCleese of Mt. Orab. He is also survived by brothers, Jeremy (Tiffany) McCleese, Cincinnati, Justin McCleese, Cincinnati, Steven McCleese, Cincinnati, paternal grandparents, Avery and Charlotte McCleese, Mt. Orab, maternal grandparents, Stanley G. Sluder, Eubank, Ky., and the late Mary E. Sluder. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Daniel was a Capital Analyst at Western-Southern. Services were Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church, where Rev. Mike Cornelius and Ray Phillips officiated. Interment was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Morris E. “Dutch” Williams, 77, Georgetown, Oh., died Monday, June 20, 2011. He was a retired journeyman mechanic for the Heekin Can Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, a United States Korean War Army veteran, a member of the Faith In God Fellowship Church in Russellville, and a life member of the Wilson Sroufe VFW Post #9772 in Mt. Orab. Dutch was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Mt. Orab, Ohio the seventeenth child born to the late William Harvey and Mary Etta “Molly” (Smith) Williams. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Delores (Swearingen) Williams in 1989; four sisters – Imo Frazee, Ina Huffgarden, Marie “Mink” Newman and Ruth Baker; ten brothers – Ed, Ray, Harrell “Tex”, Owen “Jerry”, Joe, Albert, Clarence “Spider”, Earl “Christy” Williams; two infant siblings and one son-inlaw – Roy Aliff. Mr. Williams is survived by three children - Sherri Jean Carrington and husband Gary, Tammy Lee Aliff and Jeffrey Charles “Willie” Williams all of Georgetown, two grandchildren – Brian G. Carrington and wife Jessica and Amanda Delores Brown and husband Lucas all of Georgetown, four great grandchildren – Connor and Lindsey Carrington and Alexys and Jasper Brown and two sisters – Mary McIntosh and Mable Conley and husband Don all of Mt.Orab. Services were held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Faith In God Fellowship Church in Russellville, where Rev. William Kirby officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, with military services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180 and the Wilson Sroufe VFW Post # 9772. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Faith In God Fellowship Church Building Fund, 7736 US Route 62, Russellville, Ohio 45168. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Troy Keith Howard, 38, Clermont County, Oh., Wednesday, June 15, 2011. He was born Aug. 26, 1972. He was the beloved father of Ethan Jake Howard; loving son of Troy and Barbara Howard, Milford, caring brother of Laura Bunch of Independence, Ky., dear uncle of Elijah Sizemore, Katie Bunch, and Bella Sizemore all of Independence, Ky., also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, family and friends. Services were held Saturday, June 18, 2011 followed by interment in Mt. Orab Cemetery, Green Twp., Oh. Memorial donations may be directed to the Troy Keith Howard Education Fund c/o Huntington Bank. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Evelyn (nee Ward) Stacy, 79, passed away June 18, 2011. She was born March 10, 1932. She was the loving wife of the late Glenn Stacy, beloved mother of Ruth Moore (Ken), Cathy Givens (Mike), Sue Baker (Don), Patty Callihan (the late Bob), Mark Stacy (Angie), Renee Oliver (Chris) and the late Lois Hudepohl Dick, devoted grandmother of 20 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren, dear sister of the late Pauline Green. Services were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Interment was in Williamsburg Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

Georgetown, the daughter of the late Cecil and Anna (Daulton) Boone. Ms. Bryant is survived by three children – Stephanie Fleming and husband Mathew, Matthew Smith and fiancé Jessica Barnett and Margaret Smith all of Georgetown, four grandchildren – Mason and Morgan Fleming and Zachary and Nikolai Barnett; three brothers – Wayne and Ernest Boone both of Mobile, Ala. and Tim Boone and wife Rhonda of Georgetown, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday, June 23, 2011 where Scott Hennig officiated. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda K. Bryant Memorial Fund c/o National Bank & Trust, 885 South Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Lura Lee Denniston, 83 Lura Lee Denniston, 83 of Georgetown, Oh., died Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She was a homemaker. Lura Lee was born on July 6, 1927 in Higginsport, Oh., the daughter of the late Joseph and Lona (Thackston) Shepard. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Ray Warren Denniston in 2009, one brother – William “Billy” Shepard and two infant sisters. Mrs. Denniston is survived by three children – John William Loudon and wife Lauren of Mechanicsville, Pa., Bonnie Jean Hamilton and husband Glenn of London, Oh., and Joyceann Daulton and husband Dennis of Georgetown, ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Services were held Friday, June 24, 2011 where David Wirth officiated. Interment were in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Beety Ann Boone, 76 Betty Ann Boone, 76, died Saturday, June 18, 2011. Mrs. Boone is survived by 2 sons, Mike (Karen) Boone, Georgetown and Tony Boone, Amelia, and 1 grandson, Robbie Boone. Services were held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 followed by burial in Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Mary V. McKee, 85 Mary V. McKee, 85, died Thursday, June 16, 2011. She was born March 19, 1926. The loving wife of the late David O. McKee, dear mother of Nancy Dale (Darold), Judy Rockey (Phillip), David McKee (Jo Ann) and the late Frank McKee, sister in law of Tyra McKee, grandmother of Michelle Jones, Nicole and Eric Dale, John McKee, Phillip, Peter, Paul and Mary Rockey, great grandmother of 5 great grandchildren and sister of the late Tillie Brewer, Homer, Fred and Nick Yarbor. Services were Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Arlington Memorial Gardens. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

John Sheehy II, 38 John Sheehy II, 38, Batavia, Oh., died Wednesday, June 15, 2011. He was born Nov. 9, 1972. He was the beloved husband of Trina Sheehy of Batavia, loving father of David Sheehy III, Batavia, dear son of Debbie Earhart, Mt. Orab, and John David Sheehy I, Independence, caring brother of Bridget Helbling, Mt. Orab, Angela North, Erlanger, Ky., Matthew Sheehy, Mt. Orab, and Robert Earhart, Mt. Orab. Mr. Sheehy was an employee of Cincinnati Used Auto Sales. Services were Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.


Thank You

On behalf of the Wagoner Family we want to extend our sincere gratitude for all the acts of kindness through your prayers, cards, phone calls, and the many generous donations. It is comforting to know that so very many good people took time from their busy schedules to care for others in times of sorrow. There are no words to convey how we appreciated your sharing the tragedy of loosing our precious Grandson. Your kindness, support, and honorable tribute are something that will follow us always. Seth was truly God’s chosen child and what an honor to be his Grandparents. While keeping our families in your prayers please also pray for the families of the 3 other brave soldiers that also lost their lives. May God Bless you all, God Bless America, and God Bless our fallen Hero PFC William Seth Blevins. No Grandparents could ever be prouder. Seth will be sadly missed but never forgotten as our hearts remain filled with his memories.

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James Arthur Lee, 65 James Arthur Lee, 65, Amelia, Oh., died on Tuesday June 21, 2011. He was the husband of the late Shirley Colston Lee, survived by 9 children, Gail (Glenn) Bates, James (Robin)Lee Jr., Jerry Lee, Rick (Shani) Lee, Karen Lee, Ronnie (Ima) Lee, Shawn (Selena) Lee, Lance (Andrea) Lee and April (Marc) Hammons, 22 grandchildren. 5 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, June 24, 2011, followed by burial will be at the Chilo Hill Cemetery, Chilo, Ohio. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Granny Jane King Sandlin, 89 Granny Jane King Sandlin, 89, Bethel, died on Friday, June 17, 2011. She was the wife of the late Troy Sandlin and is survived by 2 children: Larry (Nancy) Sandlin and Judy (Bill) Reinhardt, 4 grandchildren: Jill (Avus) Ramsey, Jan (Scott) Ragland, Jason (Jana) Sandlin, Kelly (Rusty) Dunham and Eddie Urbanek. 13 great-grandchildren: Jamie (Drew) Swartz, Jakota Hatfield, Keri (Robby) Bunch, Trent Ragland, Brianna Ragland, Makayla Ragland, Moriah Ragland, Troy Ragland, Toby Ragland, Andrea Dunham, Maya Dunham, Lilly Sandlin and Kenley Sandlin. 3 greatgreat-granddaughters: Makynna Swartz, Madalyn Swartz and Jayelin Kern. She was also a member of the Felicity First Baptist Church. Services were Tuesday, June 21, 2011 followed by burial at the Tate Township cemetery, Bethel. Memorials may be made to: Felicity First Baptist Church. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

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SEEING THE UNSEEN In John 6:40 Jesus is speaking to the people saying, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” He said everyone that seeth the Son. There is more to seeing then just looking with the physical eyes. There is a perceiving sight. It is an immediate or intuitive recognition of something. I once asked a young man if he believed in Jesus. He said yes. Then I asked him if he believed Jesus was sinless. He said, “I believe he was like any other man.” Now if Jesus were like any other man he could not do you or I any good. In order for a person to get help from Jesus Christ he must first be able to see Him as He reallly is. This is what Jesus is talking about when He said seeth and believeth. This boy believed in Jesus but he believed Jesus was a sinner. Jesus was not a sinner! You must see that he is the sinless Son of God. You must see that you need to be born again. You must see that you are a sinner who needs a Saviour, which is Jesus Christ. If you cannot see that then you cannot see Him. People have a false idea of who Jesus really is. A pastor friend of mine was speaking to a woman who told him that she had seen Jesus in a vision standing at the foot of her bed. My friend asked this woman how she knew that it was Jesus. She said, “Well, haven’t you seen His picture?” That is not Jesus. That is just an artist’s rendition. In fact there is a good indication that Jesus had short hair. He was a Nazarene, not a Nazarite. There is a difference. The word see implies to perceive with the eyes or to perceive mentally, discern, understand, and even learn. You cannot always trust what you see with your eyes. Peter said, “We have also a more sure word of prophecy...” because he referred to the Bible as being more sure than physical vision. The disciples had been with Jesus for three and a half years and still did not know who He really was. They saw a man. They did not know that body was indwelled by the everlasting Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. I know that they did not fully understand because when Jesus said to the wind, “Peace, be still” and it ceased completely and immediately they responded by saying, “What manner of man is this that even the wind and the waves obey him?”

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH They did not know that He is the very Son of God. Jesus asked Peter, “Whom do men say that I am?” and Peter said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said, “Flesh and blood has not revealed this unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” Ladies and gentlemen, if you see Jesus to be more than just a good man then it is not flesh and blood, which has revealed that to you. It is the Father in heaven, which has revealed it to you. If you can see Jesus for who He really is then you can believe and it will transform your life. Faith is the greatest working element in the human being. Without faith it is impossible to please God, “for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Listen; is there anything too difficult for God? The answer is no. But there is for us because we lack faith. That is the biggest problem that we have. There is not a problem in your life that cannot be solved by Jesus Christ and faith. Would you have liked to see Jesus when He was a baby or when He was a young man in the temple? What about when He walked on the water or fed the crowd of 5,000, wouldn’t you have liked to seen that? What about Jesus when He hung on that cross, when He was marred more than any man, when He wore a crown of thorns and had His beard plucked out by the roots, when His precious blood was dripping from His hands and feet and the flies were gathering for a feast, would you have liked to seen that? The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin and we need to see that. We need to see what He has done for us. We have to see how much He loves you and I. The Bible tells us that someday Jesus will be seen coming in the clouds. Someday we will see Jesus sitting on His throne at the right hand of God the Father and we will shout, “Glory to the Son of God.”

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Adams celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Frank and Shirley Adams, Georgetown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married 50 years ago in Vevay, Ind., on June 30, 1961. They are the parents of four children, Cheri Green, Mt. Orab, Teresa George, Mt. Orab, Mark Adams, Loveland and Darrin Adams, Cincinnati. They have also been blessed with 10 grandchildren. The Brown County Press would like to wish Frank and Shirley Adams a happy 50th wedding anniversary.

Joe and Judy Wallace will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1. There will be an open house in their honor held at the Sardinia Church of Christ on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wallace’s have four children: Debbie Sullivan of Sardinia, Donna (Viktor) Hill of Sardinia, Daria (Brady) Cunningham of Sardinia and Deanna (Adam) Luman of Sardinia. They also have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Wallace’s as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Moore’s celebrate 25th wedding anniversary Aureelyn, Jason Senior and Ashlee Moore are pleased to announce the anniversary celebration of their loving parents Frank and Barbara Moore, Williamsburg, Oh., on June 28, 2011. They will host a small party in honor of their parents 25 wonderful years of marriage together. Frank and Barbara will enjoy a nice weekend in Gatlinburg, TN. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Frank and Barbara on their 25th anniversary.

Local students make the 2011 Morehead State Dean's List

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Lang’s welcome home son Mande and Jeff Lang Jr., Mt. Orab, are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Ashton Jeffrey Lang on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Ashton weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. and was 19 in. long. He was welcomed home by his 3-year-old brother, Karson Keith. The proud maternal grandparents are Barry and Jennifer Wallace of Mt. Orab and Tammy Masters of Mt. Orab. The proud paternal grandparents are Jeff Lang Sr. of Mt. Orab and Cheryl and Stan Mowry of Ripley. Great grandparents are Beverly and the late Bob Wallace of Mt. Orab and Richard and Marcella Masters of Mt. Orab as well as Kate and Ronnie Lang of Mt. Orab and Joe Neidich of Goshen.

Daniel wins preteen Ohio Sunburst Pageant Rachael Daniel competed as a state finalist in the Ohio Sunburst Pageant on May 2729 at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington, OH. Rachael competed in interview, formal wear and also in the optional Super Model Mooseheart. She also competed for a side award, top model look. Rachael was crowned Miss Sunburst Ohio Pre-teen and was awarded a crown, banner, six foot trophy and $250. Rachael also won the Super Model Modelsearch and top model look. She would like to thank her sponsor, Georgetown Office Supply. Rachael qualified to compete, and will be attending, in the Sunburst International Finals in Atlanta, GA on July 28-31. The contest includes contestants from Canada and


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Puerto Rico as well. Rachael will be an eighth grader at Mt. Orab Middle School. She is the daughter of Dave and Bonnie Daniel of Georgetown.

MSU 2011 spring graduates The list of graduates for the 2011 Spring Commencement exercises at Morehead State University include: Leah Fields from Bethel, Bachelor of Arts degree, Chris Hamilton from Blanchester, Bachelor of Arts degree, Emily Godby from Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science degree, Jesse Seip from Georgetown, Bachelor of Science degree, Brett Horne from Hillsboro,

Associate of Applied Science degree, Ashley Hall from Lynchburg, Bachelor of Social Work degree Lauren Bihl from Manchester, Master of Arts in Education degree, Amy Hiler from Mt. Orab, Bachelor of Arts degree, Lucas Patterson from Williamsburg, Bachelor of Arts degree and Patton Slusher from Williamsburg, Bachelor of Science degree.

The Morehead State University Dean's List for the 2011 Spring Semester includes the following local students: Autumn B Baker, Bethel, Bruce Harkins, Bethel, Ashley Gons Morris, Blanchester, Alix Andrea Whitt, Blanchester, Emily Nicole Godby, Fayetteville, Ryan Anthony Rosselot, Fayetteville, Allison Kay Baker, Georgetown, Jesse A. Seip, Georgetown, Brittney N Wagoner, Georgetown, Cory Charles Roberts, Hamersville, Jennifer L Bohrer, Hillsboro, Bria Lee Nicole Brown, Hillsboro, Olivia A Fulton, Hillsboro, Ethan W Hawkins, Hillsboro, Brett Matthew Horne, Hillsboro, Shana Lynn Lewis, Hillsboro, Ashley Marie Hall, Lynchburg, Kaci L Foster, Manchester, Andrew Harrison Bush, Mt. Orab, Amy Jo Hiler, Mt. Orab, Grant A Mulkey, Ripley, Joseph Ryan Schubert, Ripley, Abbie L. Bohrer, Williamsburg, Katy Lynne Briscoe, Williamsburg, Holly Faye Chase, Williamsburg, Leah D. Hirschauer, Williamsburg, Lucas William Patterson, Williamsburg. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

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Lions Club president presents scholarships Lake Waynoka Lions Club gives $1000.00 scholarships to three students from Lake Waynoka from Eastern Brown High School graduating class of 2011. Pictured above are Lauren, Ballou, Casey Rigdon, Haley Malott, and Paul Geiger, Lions Club president.

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Jessica Meadors wins Toyota Prius Jessica Meadors, a Western Brown student in the Graphics program at Southern Hills Career Technical Center, won a 2002 Toyota Prius hybrid on her last day of school. For the past few years the Southern Hills CTC has awarded a car to one lucky senior student who has completed his/her two-year program. Every week, from the first day of school until completion, a ticket is put into a hopper with the name of each student who has been in attendance with no tardies the whole week and who has not received any disciplinary referrals. At the end of two school years, one senior’s name is drawn to win the car. The cars that are given away are purchased with a salvage title and are used for several years for training purposes in the school’s Automotive Technology program.

Brown County K-9 Renegades News BY Kayla Cady The Brown County Press On Saturday May 07, 2011 5 members from the Brown County K-9 Renegades attended a fun match dog show in Clinton County, Ohio. Amanda McQueary took 3rd place with Gunner in SubNovice B, 4TH place with Shiloh in Showmanship, and 3rd place in You and Your Dog Madison Layton and her dog Bentley took 1st place Sub-Novice A, and 2nd in Intermediate Showmanship A Kayla Tomlin and her dog Sammy took 1st place in SubSubmitted Photo Novice B, and 2nd place in Amanda McQueary with her dogs Gunner and Shiloh, Madison Layton her dog Bentley, Intermediate Showmanship B Kayla Tomlin her dog Sammy, Kayla Cady her dog Josie, and Autumn Purcell her dog Lily Kayla Cady and her dog Josie took 6th place in Novice Lily took 3rd place in Sub- Showmanship A. B, 8th place in Sr. place in You and Your Dog Autumn Purcell and her dog Novice A, and 2nd place in Sr. Showmanship B, and 3RD



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Taul wins two Anthony Munoz Foundation Scholarships On April 26, Jarrin Taul, Ripley, was one of eighteen students from the tri-state honored with a $2,000 scholarship from the Anthony Muñoz Foundation at the “Straight A Luncheon” which took place at the Jeff Ruby Steakhouse in Cincinnati. The foundation identifies and rewards students who are pursuing academic excellence, athletic achievement, and an active role in the community while possessing a strong ambition, a winning attitude and the ability to overcome adversity. Jarrin was selected among thousands of students nominated. After Jarrin was notified that he was a finalist in the scholarship competition, he was required to submit an essay on how he has overcome adversity in his life. In the essay, Jarrin states: “his life has been filled with many challenges which have only helped make me stronger. These challenges have given me drive, determination and ambition to rise above my challenges.” During Jarrin’s sophomore year of high school, he tragically lost his mother following complications from a surgery. The loss

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aggravated an ongoing stuttering problem which he is working to overcome. All eighteen candidates gave a speech about overcoming

adversity and recognized their most influential teacher. Jarrin chose to honor his high school marketing teacher, Miss Angie Dee, Marketing Instructor/

DECA Advisor, SHCC/RULH Satellite Program as his most influential teacher. Jarrin was later contacted by the foundation and was told that he “stole the show” with his speech at the luncheon. He was asked to apply for an additional scholarship. Jarrin interviewed at the foundation headquarters in Blue Ash on May 23 and has since been notified that he is being awarded an additional undisclosed amount of scholarship money. Jarrin has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Wilmington College where he hopes to become their starting point guard. In addition, he has chosen to major in sports management. He states: “I am honored to receive the Straight A Scholarship from Mr. Munoz. This is a once in a lifetime achievement. Through tragedy comes hope and greatness. I believe this recognition puts me on my way for success.” Attending the luncheon was: Jarrin’s sister, Bethany Anderson; grandmother, Diane Thompson; Angie Dee, instructor; and Susie Skinner, principal.

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Jiu-Jitsu demonstration at EMS Eastern Middle School's Physical Education classes had guess presenters come in and demonstrate Jiu-Jitsu on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. The Immortal Image studio (located in the Old Sardinia Elementary building, ran by Shawn Smith), came into all EMS's P.E. classes. He provided hand on experience, demonstrations, and talked about Jiu-Jitsu as an art form and defense technique. He also explained to students how to enroll in his classes at Immortal Image.

Hamersville 4th quarter honor roll Wyatt Siemer, William Stratton, Joseph Tolliver, Evan Wells, Madelyn Whisman, and Rylie Young. 6th Grade - Destiny Anderson, Gunnar Donell, Cole Dotson, Jackson Erhardt, Jacob Henderson, Sydney Layman, Victoria Moore, Tianna Newberry, Logan Nickell, Hunter O’Hara, Andrew Owen, Brianna Pack, Ginny Pollard, Jesse Roberts, Jefferey Schlueter, James Sellers, and Karis Shiveley. 7th Grade - Mackenzie Brooks, Megan Brown, Hannah Carter, Maddie Comberger, Sierrah Compton, Rachel Gibbons, Logan Hunley, Caley King, KK Massey, Megan Ogden, Ashley Prine, Jackie Sherman, Miranda Wallace, Emma Wells, and Brandon York. 8th Grade - Christian Erhardt, Mackaela Fischer, Morgan Fischer, Lucas Hiler, Hannah Keller, Brooke Lindsey, Tanner Luck, Cara Miller, Meggie O’Hara, Chaz Patten, PJ Seng, Tyler Votel, and Nick Waits. A/B Honor Roll Kindergarten - William Crawford, Alexandra Dillon, Adora Disque, Malcolm Doyle, Samantha Doyle, Austin Graham, Gaven Lucas, Dion Mills, Phoenix Newland, Jacob Norton, Kyle Poehlmann, Samantha Rowland, Jason Segrist, Rebecca Strunk, Jackson Tackett, and Trenton Tucker. 1st Grade - Shane Abrams, Savannah Athon, Christie Barger, Katelyn Bowling, Connor Cassidy, Tobias Clifton, Breanna Crawford, Jakob Fay, Kaylee Freeman, Jordan Hall, Kyler Harper, Heaven Helphinstine, Troy Hughes, Hailey jones, Jennifer Jones, Ryann Liming, Joseph Mingua, Skylar Niesen, James Powers, Jordan Reed, Steven Reese, Ryan Schuler, Dominic Seng, Kylee Shelley, Riley Shepherd, Josh Simmonds, Kaitlyn Strunk, Jackson Vinson, and Marissa Whitacre. 2nd Grade - Mercedes Allender, Bradley Armstrong, Austin Bellamy, Aubrey Botts, Rylie Bridges, Samantha Cadwell, Kristopher Darlington, Remington Emery, Hunter Hicks, Ellie Hirons, Syler Horner, David Hurst, Madison Jamison, Justice Maloney, Shayla Pegram, Gary Powell III, Evan Schauer, Lexy Schuler, Jacob Segrist, Huunter Shepherd, Benjamin Todd, Eric Turner, and Alexis Vanwinkle, . 3rd Grade - Dylan Culver, Gage Daugherty, Chasity Debord, Trace Dyer, Elizabeth Fischer, Elicia Hamblen, Thomas Hamilton, Gunner Henry, Emma Holder, Emily Huddleston, Zoe Hurst, Samantha Jones, Tristen Luneack, Xavier

McIntosh, Chance Moore, Erin Morgan, Kaden Newberry, Emma Sams, Grace Sarbach, Taylor Tolliver, Chance Turner, Kayla Wilson, and Rebecca Zahn. 4th Grade - Elizabeth Black, Jada Bowling, Shawnta Bowling, Bradley Buchanan, Christina Calderone, David Cowdrey, Kierra Davis, Griffin Fite, Glen Friend, Hannah Hirons, Jessica Jones, Liam Keller, Kyla King, Dylan Kleinholz, Chase Lovett, Faith Macko, Jacob Madden, Clayton Martin, Mariah Massmann, Jesse Osborne, Maddison Patton, Allen Pollard, Jake Schuler, Cody Scott, Trizdon Shuemake, Sydeny Thomas, Andrew Todd, Rebekka Turner, Katelyn Wallace, and Kortney Wright. 5th Grade - Jonathon Armstrong, Bryson Blankenship, Kaitlyn Bolender, Audra Compton, Jaclyn Cornett, Karley Cornett, Sarah Dowling, Emma Gibson, Donald Green, Taylor Hardy, Jackie Haynes, Michael Luck, Chardonae McMillion, Danielle Morrow, Alexis Mullen, Amberly Pack, Haley Perkins, John Price, Micheala Schmidt, Marcus Shannon, Taylor Shelley, Brett Stinson, Lexi Swope, and Meranda Watson. 6th Grade - Brett Andryshak, Shianne Baker, Emily Barger, Bailey Brown, Kobe Bryant, Alexandria Cadwell, Kasey Canter, Caylee Compton, Melody Cummings, Andrew Day, Kaitlyn Fite, Kyle Gilpin, Morgan Hirons, Courtney Jacobs, Alexandra Milton, Destiny Mullen, Samantha Orr, Joseph Sams, David Schuler, Gregory Stewart, Kenneth Turner, Jacob Verdin, Alexa waits, Siarra Wilson, Kylee Wright, and Allison Zahn. 7th Grade - Spencer Botts, Brandon Brown, Justin Clark, Brandy Cook, Becca Day, Devon Denune, Cody Hanson, Kelly James, Brittney Jennings, Katie Johns, Sydeny Lucas, Rachel McConnell, Jake McKinney, Savannah Mofford, Tori Patton, Katie Price, Jonny Roberts, Brooklyn Roush, Reed Schauer, Jonathon Taylor, Brandon Timmers, Hayley Watson, Brooke York, and Noah Young. 8th Grade - Jesse Arn, Sydney Barger, Summer Bautista, Sarah bishop, Stacey Bolender, Krissy Bomkamp, Samantha Clark, Brittany Deaton, Pedro Diaz, Tyler Fite, Erica Hensley, Quade Kidwell, Abi Krick, Justin Laws, Xander Meisman, Katie Morgan, Logan Nuhn, Trevor Schramm, Catie Smith, Brandon Stinson, Justin Sullivan, Ryan Vaughn, Cheyenne Wash, Bryon Whitaker, Taylor Wilson, and Kiera Wright.

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Georgetown FFA introduces 2011 2012 officers On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 the Georgetown FFA chapter held their 51st annual awards banquet. The banquet is an important occasion that recognized members of our FFA chapter and many supporters. The evening began with dinner at 6:30 served by Georgetown FCCLA. After dinner members were presented with different awards and degrees. The evening concluded with the induction of new officers and introducing the chapters king and queen rep. .for this years Brown Co. fair. Representing Georgetown FFA at the 2011 Brown Co fair will be Brandon Crawford, and Paige Luck. The officers pictured not in order along with other FFA members are President - Paige Luck, Vice President - Madison Pack, Secretary - Courtney Darnell, Treasure - Caty Fussnecker, Reporters - Alicia Gifford and Sarah Houston, Sentinel - Kyle Damon, Student Advisor - Jennifer Wardlow, Vice President of Personal Development - Kourtney Bruton ,Vice President of Chapter Development Tanner Turner, Vice President of Community Development - Brittany Neff and Chaplin Layne Lucas.

Fville-Perry employees retire The Fayetteville-Perry Local School District staff celebrated the completion of another successful school year on June 2 at a luncheon sponsored by the FayettevillePerry Board of Education. In addition to recognizing selected staff for years of service and donated door prizes, two employees were honored upon their retirement, Sharon Brown, who had 20 years of service as secretary to the superintendent and Mary Ellen Coleman, with 41 years of service as the high school secretary.

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Congratulations to the following students for making Honor Roll for Fourth Quarter. Your hard work and effort really has paid off! Straight A Honor Roll Kindergarten - Isaac Bernhardt, Gillian Bishop, Adriana Blair, Jacqueline Brown, Erika Burdine, Jackson Cann, Kayli Cover, Logan Cover, Corbyn Cunningham, Janie Davis, Jewels Davis, Sydney Davis, Hannah Fite, Isabella Fite, Jackson Fite, Kara Fite, Ethan Frank, Olivia Freeman, Paige Friend, Dawson Hitt, Aubree Hodge, Austin Hutson, Audrey Keith, Connor Keplinger, Aubri Lovell, Madison Mckinzie, Haley Miller, Brian Moore, Maria Perry, Aiden Price, Alexus Rider, Peyton Schadle, Robert Schluttenhofer, Benjamin Schuler, Kate Stratton, Tristan Timmers, Cody Wagers, Karley Wilson, and Saul Woodruff. 1st Grade - Paige Abbinante, Mya Baker, Nicolas Bautista, Spencer Bick, Jaydee Brown, Alliegh Daugherty, Mary Donley, Brookelyn Duncan, Rylyn Dyer, Benjamin Erhardt, Christopher Ernst, Sophia Ernst, Evan Grimes, Austin Hamilton, Austin Haney, Jacob Holbrook, Kalisa Jennings, Mekenzie Johnson, Parker Lauders, Krishelle Miller, Colton O’Hara, Brianna Planck, Liam Powell, Jeffery Randolph, Keaton Shiveley, Anthony Smith, Olivia Stutz, Mary Jane Sult, Kyleigh Tucker, Kealyn Wagner, Samara Weil, Sophia Wells, Luke Woodruff, and Olivia Young. 2nd Grade - Hannah Barber, Bryar Cornett, Madison Finney, Jadyn Flores, Pashience Hughes, Logan Lindsey, Taylor Lucas, Abigail Roberts, Pierce Schadle, Courtney Thomas, and Reagan Votel. 3rd Grade - Madison Davis, Rose Dean, Madison Derose, Jesalyn Duncanson, Grace Erhardt, Hunter Kattine, Abby Keith, Madison Ogden, Zachary Segrist, Madeline Shepherd, Bailey Tolliver, and Caitlyn Walters. 4th Grade - Ryan Craig, Jordan Davis, Brian Donley, Chase Dotson, Caleb Fite, Noah Hiler, Joseph Kinder, Trevor Miller, Brooklyn O’Hara, Brendon Ormes, Cameron Schauer, Gabriel Teegarden, and Natasha Turner. 5th Grade - Mackenzie Bridges, Kain Carter, Savannah Cassady, Robert Conaty, Emily Cooper, Taylor Couch, Alaina Cowdrey, Sierra Darlington, Alanis Daugherty, Corey Erbe, John Fischer, Samuel Gibson, Caylene Graham, Kayla Hedge, Corrin Keplinger, Kylin Kidwell, Hannah Liming, Jennifer Rogers, Tyler Seng,


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Mt. Orab Middle School Art Club does The Mt. Orab Middle School Art Club was privileged to take a field trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum on Friday, May 20, 2011. The students had a guided tour of the museum, learning about the magnificent works of art displayed. Paintings such as those by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Monet were included in our tour. The museum boasts art works from ancient Egypt, such as real mummy, to Grecian sculpture. I would like to thank our volunteer parents, Kim Ketron and Deb Goldschmidt, for going with us for a wonderful day of cultural enrichment! Pictured are Mr. Adams and the members of M.O.M.S. Art Club in front of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Extreme couponing at Southern Hills CTC For their year-end project, a team of three juniors in the Southern Hills Career Technical Center’s Business & Finance Program decided to mimic the Extreme Couponing show on TLC. The students collected and clipped coupons for several weeks then planned their shopping trips and were proud to save over 70% on their purchases at the stores. They bought 217 grocery items worth $321. Using coupons they paid only $120, a savings of $201! The students donated 100 of those items to Brown County Jobs & Family Services and for tornado relief in Missouri. Besides helping their community, the students learned lifetime money-saving skills. The three students who represented the business program in this endeavor are Kourtney Riddell, Brittany Liming, and Emily Kistler. Pictured from left to right: Emily Kistler, Kourtney Riddell, and Brittany Liming

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Commissioner Rick Eagan said he was open to the idea as well, and expressed frustration with some of the procedures currently in place with current Dog Warden Andrew Dunn. “I’ve been trying for three months to get that shelter open on Saturday’s so people can come look at dogs to adopt”, Eagan said. “I want that shelter open on Saturday...whatever it takes.” Dunn had no comment on the negotiations when contacted by the Press. Weekend hours were one idea that humane society members were ready to commit to. During the meeting, several members commented that weekend access at the shelter was vital in finding homes for the dogs. “People have to work and they need to be able to see the dogs when they have free

time”, said Humane Society Secretary Marion Misch. Who the Dog Wardens would work for is also addressed in the draft proposal. “The parties acknowledge the County Dog Warden, Deputy Wardens and other employees shall be considered as employees of the Society and all expenses and benefits incidental to such employment and operation shall be paid by the Society. The terms of said employment, the number of employees, and the number of hours worked by the Society’s employees shall be at the sole discretion of the Society.” The Society has a four member executive board that would presumably be making such decisions. Under the proposal, The Board of Commissioners “shall appropriate the entire Dog and Kennel Fund and make equal payments of that fund on a monthly basis.”

The Board will also lease two county vehicles to the Society under the proposal. The Board would pay for maintenance of the vehicles and the Society would pay for gas. The agreement also states that “The Shelter building shall remain the property of the Board and shall be maintained by the Board.” Regarding terminating the agreement, the proposal reads that “The parties may mutually terminate the agreement at any time”. One party may terminate the agreement with 30 days notice of a “cause to default”. The other party is given that 30 days to correct the problem, and the complaining party may choose to retain the agreement or terminate it after another 30 day period. Jennings said one of his main concerns about the idea was “What if the marriage doesn’t work? Then we’re

worse off than when we started by trying to get back up and running.” He was assured by Society members that they had every intention of making the situation work. Following the meeting, Humane Society President Leslie Zurieck said she appreciated the fact that the commissioners were willing to work with the society. “I’m glad that the prosecutor has gone over the proposal, and I’m hoping for a ‘yes’ from the commissioners.” Zurieck said the Society is ready and willing to take over operations of the Animal Shelter as soon as the Commissioners decide that they want the Society to have that responsibility. Jennings again characterized the discussions as preliminary and repeated that no decisions had been made by the board. “We’re getting closer to

Asian Longhorned Beetle find means more bad news for Ohio's forests, tree industries The first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) infesting trees in Ohio -- announced by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) on June 17 -points to a worrisome trend of exotic, invasive pests attacking the state's forests and urban tree resources while potentially dealing yet another blow to nursery and forest-products industries, according to Ohio State University scientists. On Monday, June 20, Gov. John Kasich signed an Executive Order restricting the movement of hardwood logs, firewood, stumps, roots and branches out of Tate Township in Clermont County to help prevent the spread of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The executive order is effective immediately and also restricts the sale of nursery stock, green lumber, and logs of the following trees: maples, horse chestnut, buckeye, mimosa, birch, hackberry, ash, golden raintree, katsura, sycamore, poplar, willow, mountain ash, and elms. Working with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the US Department of Agriculture APHIS confirmed on Friday, June 17 the presence of ALB in Tate Township in Clermont County, which is located about 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati. A wood-boring insect from China first identified in the United States in New York City in 1996, ALB was found on three maple trees at a residence in Bethel, Clermont County, in southwestern Ohio. While the emerald ash borer (EAB) -another invasive beetle that hitchhiked its way to North America from Asia in wooden shipping material -- kills ash trees by feeding on the tissue right under the bark that transports water and nutrients, the ALB larva feeds on the interior of trees. Eventually, this causes the trees to lose their structural integrity, literally crumbling apart. And unlike EAB (which only attacks ash trees), Asian longhorned beetles feed on a variety of hardwood trees, including maple, birch, elm, poplar, ash, horsechestnut and buckeye. Such feeding behavior makes ALB particularly dangerous. "I had hoped that Asian longhorned beetle would never be detected in Ohio," said Dan Herms, an entomologist with OSU Extension and the Ohio

Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and an expert on wood-boring insects. "ALB poses such a serious threat to Ohio's trees because it has a wide host range that includes maples, which are among the most abundant species in Ohio's natural and urban forests. "Unfortunately, it is inevitable that invasive insects will continue to colonize Ohio and the rest of the U.S. as global commerce increases, and because agricultural inspectors are spread thinner and thinner due to the increased volume of imports and declining state and federal budgets to support their efforts." According to ODA, if not controlled ALB could decimate maple trees in Ohio, impacting up to $200 billion worth of standing timber, adversely affecting maple sugar processors, damaging the state's multi-billion dollar nursery industry, and diminishing Ohio's popular fall foliage season. The U.S. Forest Service estimates there are more than 7 billion board feet of maple in the state. However, the mere discovery of ALB in Ohio could have an immediate impact on the economy. "Whenever this type of invasive insect is discovered, there follows a cascade of quarantines and restrictions on wood and tree products," said Dave Shetlar, an urban entomologist with OSU Extension and OARDC. "This has a major influence on nursery production companies, forestproducts companies, landscape tree care companies, etc. I am hoping that we have discovered this infestation early enough that we can successfully eradicate it as was done in the Chicago area." Unlike unsuccessful eradication attempts for EAB in Ohio and other infested states, ALB is being effectively contained in the other four states with known infestations (Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York) and in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. ODA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDAAPHIS) are now surveying the southern part of Bethel and the surrounding area to determine the extent of the infestation there. Crews will inspect tree species susceptible to ALB for signs of the insect, employing ground surveyors and specially trained tree

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An Adult Beetle on a tree with oviposition (egg-laying) sites. climbers. What citizens can do to help Federal and state officials are asking residents to help minimize the spread of ALB and other dangerous insects by not moving firewood (where larvae can hide unseen), choosing instead to obtain firewood locally when going camping or enjoying other activities outdoors. "Community members can also help by being vigilant, checking their trees for symptoms of Asian longhorned beetle, and contacting the Ohio Department of Agriculture or OSU Extension if they find suspicious beetles or signs of an infestation," said Cindy Meyer, an agriculture and natural resources educator with OSU Extension in southwest Ohio. "In fact, the find in Clermont County was made possible by a homeowner who noticed something was wrong with his maple trees and contacted a forester with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources." USDA is also enlisting the help of private citizens, the nursery and landscape industries, and natural resources professionals as "beetle detectives" --encouraging them to look for signs of ALB in their neighborhoods. Details on how to become involved are available at Residents who think they know of an ALB infestation are encouraged to call ODA's toll-

free ALB hotline at 855-2526450. Community members in southwest Ohio who have questions about this beetle and its impact can call OSU Extension's Southwest Ohio Asian Longhorned Beetle Information Line at 513-946-8980. Identifying the beetle Signs of ALB infestation include perfectly round exit holes (about 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter) made by adult beetles on the bark as they emerge from trees; notches or pockmarks on tree trunks and branches where female beetles deposit eggs; frass (wood shavings and sawdust) produced by larvae feeding and tunneling; early fall coloration of leaves or dead branches; and running sap produced by the tree at the egg-laying sites, or in response to larval tunneling. Most active during the summer and early fall, adult ALBs are 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length; have long antennae banded in black and white (longer than the insect's body); have a shiny, jetblack body with distinctive white spots; and may have blue color on their feet. For photos of ALB, infestation symptoms and additional information, go to OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.


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1961 Mt. Orab HS class’ 50th Reunion The 50th anniversary banquet for the 1961 graduating class from the former Mt. Orab High School was held at the Best Western Hotel in Mt. Orab on Friday, June 10, 2011. Of the 49 graduates from the class, 14 were present for the festive event. Those who attended were as follows, seated r-l: Bernice Kelch Martin, Judy Scheidler Sauby, Rebecca White Bharer, Janet Brooks Casada, Dianne Griffith Wallace, Judy Bowman Hughes and Eva Lanter (faculty). Those standing, l-r: Carolyn Dunn Arn, Andy Morgan, Allen Boothby, Luther Shaffer, Larry Neal, Ina Haley Trujillo, Dianna Oliver Chadwell, Rick Rhoades and James Castle (faculty). This particular group of students has the distinction of bring the first freshman class to attend the new high school located at West Main Street having arrived there from the former facility located at South High Street in January of 1958.

The Red, White and Blue Dance will take place Saturday, July 9 from 8 p.m.12 a.m. at the American Legion Post 180, 1001 S. Main St., Georgetown. It will cost $8 per person and $15 per couple. Setups only provided. Music will be provided by Blackhawk Crew Chief Ssgt. (D.J.) Lynette. 60’s, 70’s and classic country will be played. Door and raffle prizes will be given away including prizes for the most patriotic attire on a guy and a gal. All proceeds go to sponsor our Veterans Programs-2011.

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Members of the Brown County Humane Society and other concerned citizens meet with the Brown County Board of Commissioners on June 20.

common ground, but I think we’ll have a decision on the process within the next 60 to 90 days.” Jennings one of the main benefits he sees to the proposal is that Society volunteers can keep the shelter open

longer to give potential dog owners more time to see the dogs. He added that volunteers can also respond to situations on nights and weekends when they are needed.

R’ville’s Celebration in the Park set for July 2 Brown County Auditor, Doug Green, will headline the music program for Russellville’s Celebration in the Park, Saturday, July 2, 2011. Green will sing The Star Spangled Banner and a selection of patriotic songs as part of the opening ceremonies, at 11 a.m. Following Green will be the Burbage Family Singers, Russellville, Soloist Megan McElroy of Georgetown, and Soloist Sandy Freeland of Russellville. The Eastern High School Band will march in the parade at 2 p.m. and offer a concert in the Park at 3 p.m. Darrell “Skip” Inskeep, Parade Grand Marshall, will talk about his recollections of Russellville at 12:30 p.m. The parade lines up at the new elementary school on St. Rt. 125 at 1 p.m. and moves

out at 2 p.m. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the best seating along the parade route. The parade will feature floats, antique tractors, horse units, antique and classic cars, decorated bicycles, fire engines and emergency vehicles. Food will be available all day; pork tenderloin sandwiches, Kiwanis; hamburgers, fire department; chili dogs, Century Tavern; corn on the cob, Doug Andrews; desserts, Faith in God Fellowship; homemade ice cream, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Manning. A cake auction is scheduled for 3:30 pm. There will also be children’s games, corn hole games, and crafts. The afternoon program will conclude at 4 p.m. with a Troop Salute and flag burning ceremony. The detailed program follows:

Decatur Day in the Park scheduled for July 9 Plans are being finalized for the 28th annual Decatur Day in the Park. It is scheduled for Saturday, July 9. Decatur will be celebrating 210 years! The day’s events will include a parade, children’s games, corn hole tournament, 4-H baking contest and auction, Decatur 210 birthday tribute and music in the bandstand. New this year will be the dunking booth sponsored by the Russellville Knot Hole baseball team. Music will be provided by the Liberty Band and by Elvis artist Jo-El performing ‘Tribute to the King’. Opening ceremonies will be held in the park prior to the parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Parade registration and line up will be at the Decatur Community Center on State Route 125. Plenty of good food will be served by the Byrd Township Volunteer Fire Department and Decatur Presbyterian Church. The Byrd Township School Preservation Committee will be serving home made ice cream. A split the pot drawing is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. with proceeds going towards next year’s Day in the Park Celebration. Anyone interested in setting up a booth in the park for this event should contact Day

in the Park coordinator Mike Mason at (937) 373-3605 or Brian Day at (937) 515-7519. No food vendors please as this service is being filled by Byrd Township organizations. Everyone is invited so come and join the fun. Remember to bring a lawn chair. See you in the park!

Homecoming set at Freedom Fellowship Freedom Fellowship Church will be having a Church Homecoming on Sunday, July 17 Music will be provided by Annointed Hearts and The Master Sounds. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by Sunday Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m. Homecoming Activities will begin at 12:15 p.m. Come enjoy an afternoon of music, good food, fellowship and fun. Enjoy a variety of good foods and desserts. Bring your favorite foods to share. Everyone welcome! The church is located at 7451 Pea Ridge Rd., Hillsboro. For more information call 937-393-4223.

Sardinia American Legion Auxiliary updating Constitution and Bylaws The George A. Lambert American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 755, Sardinia, Ohio is updating its Constitution and Bylaws. For anyone interested, please attend our next meeting on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Legion Hall at 7:30 p.m. Current paid members

may call any of the following officers with questions or to request an approved copy: Bea Fryman, President, 937-4424704; Carol Orr, Vice President, 937-446-2084; Carolyn Carr, Secretary, 937446-3191; or Rose Rockey, Treasurer, 937-446-2236.





Humane Society takeover of Animal Shelter discussed

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Disaster drill helps local responders sharpen skills


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “We bring together the community team from the public and private sectors, elected officials and responders, and discuss how an incident like this would be handled if it happened in our community”. Clouse said Brown County is fortunate to have a smaller emergency response community where people know each other and are used to working together. Brown County Emergency Management Director Beth Nevel said emergency drills like this one are required each year by the state. She added that other drills are also required, from discussions all the way to full scale field exercises. The scenario was developed by the Local Emergency Planning Commission, a group required to meet at least once a year by state law. Nevel said the Brown County group meets monthly to make sur e that information and planning are kept up to date in case of an emergency. In this drill, ten workers are injured in a Sulphuric Acid spill inside the plant. The group went over the response to that scenario step by step, with members offering suggestions to streamline and improve the reaction to the disaster. In this case, firefighters learned that Mac Tools had a trained response team to deal with chemical spills, meaning that the firefighters would have help and could concentrate on dealing with the injured. After a discussion of where the injured would be taken and how local hospitals would be contacted and by whom, the discussion moved toward what would happen if Sulphuric Acid fumes were to become airborne and move toward Southern Hills. Superintendent Kevin Kratzer discussed issues that he and his staff wou ld have to deal with in that case, including parent notification and

traffic management. Kratzer said the school had disaster plans and procedures in place that would be followed to ensure staff and student safety. Ways to get important information to the public in a timely manner were also discussed. Participants discussed ways to create and ensure a clear flow of accurate information through a Public Information Officer to members of the media, and through them, members of the public. Nevel said that she thinks the exercise has improved the safety and security of Brown County citizens. “I think we worked through some communication and procedure points here today that we might have had to work through on a disaster scene. So I think a future real world response will be more efficient”, Nevel said. Nevel s aid the drill next year will move closer to a full scale exercise. It will also be done around a table, but participants will not be allowed to stop and discuss responses and possible solutions. They will be required to act as if they are on the scene of a disaster. Nevel said a full scale disaster drill would be the next step, possibly in 2013.

Mt. Orab UMC to host dinner Mt. Orab UMC will be hosting our next community dinner on Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This time our meal will have a picnic feel, as we will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional menu items include potato salad, baked beans, and desserts. As always, this meal is free and open to the public. Please feel welcome to come. For those with children, it is worth noting that our annual Vacation Bible School is scheduled from July 25-30, 2011.

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Skinner said. “She probably brought more that $2 million to our schools through grant money that she applied for. And she somehow got in good with the Department of Defense and was able to get us all kinds of computers and other things for almost nothing. We even have a special bus that we took all the seats out of so we would have room to transport all the stuff she got for us.” Throughout her career, Owens received the OACHE Educator of the Year award in 2005 and the Leadership in Education Award from the Buckeye Association of School Administrators for two consecutive years. Skinner remarked that Owens will be greatly missed by everyone and anyone who ever knew her. Owens was only 50 years old. Following the moment of silence, the board went directly into executive session which lasted well over an hour and a half. After returning from executive session, Superintendent Charles Birkholtz reported that the board had reached a tentative agreement with the RULH Education Association, the teachers union. “At this time we have reached a tentative agreement as follows,” Birkholtz said, “This is a three year contract. The first year our teachers will receive a one percent raise, the second year they will receive a one percent raise and then, all raises will be frozen. “The third year of the contract, there will be no raises and teachers will begin paying 90 percent of their insurance premiums.” The board approved the superintendent’s recommendation. The board also heard from Russ Curtis, curriculum/technology supervisor for the district, in regard to all the progress being made with the Race to the Top program. Curtis reported that the program steps were in place and a finished scope of all their work had been submitted.

Curtis gave copies of the recently released 2011 Performance Index Summary Report for the school and said the entire report was great news for the district. The district received a 94.2 in its performance index calculation, and met the state indicators and ratings for attendance with 93.9 percent and graduation rate with 90.9 percent. “Every building in our district is rated as an ‘effective’ school, every building,” Curtis told the board with pride and excitement in his voice. “And when you look at the performance index, every building is rated above the 90 mark that is required.” Curtis added that him made him very sad that he couldn’t just pick up the phone and call Susan Owens about the results because she would have been so happy about the numbers. Superintendent Birkholtz then gave a 16 minute presentation on a recent field trip to the Sandy Hook, NJ Ocean Institute taken by himself and at least four middle school students and several parents. “These students had to write an essay on why they wanted to study oceanography,” Birkholtz said, “and only a small number were chosen.” The trip was funded by Wright State University and the University of Cincinnati. Two of the students were present at the meeting and admitted the only bad thing about the trip was the 25 hour buss trip there and back. In other business at the meeting the board: • approved a transportation contract between RULH Board of Education and Jessica Himes from May 18, 2011 to May 31,2011; • accepted the following resignations, Janice Mitchell, middle school secretary/nurse effective July 1, 2011, Mike Kennedy, middle school principal effective July 1, 2011 and Kristen Kennedy, district fiscal clerk, effective July 1, 2011; • award a supplemental contract to Glenda Mitchell for the seventh and eighth grade

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With the electricity off at the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington High School, members of the board of education were forced to move their meeting to the elementary school June 22. Shown from left are board members Glenda Huff, vice president, Robert Carpenter, Joseph Vaughn Sr., Teresa Pfeffer, President and Superintendent Charles Birkholtz.

cheerleading advisor position for the 2011-2012 school year; • approve the RULH School District Wellness Policy on physical activity and nutrition; • approve a resolution for a stipend of $750 to be paid to Julie Kirschner for serving as lead teacher during the 20092010 school year; • rescind the 3-year limited contracts issued in April and replace and approve continuing contracts to be issued to

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Gabe Scott, Amy Cable, Vickie Vance and Susan Klump; • approve and add three additional waiver days to the 2011-2012 calendar; • enter into a 5-year contract between RULH Board of Education and Greg Applegate, Applegate’s Auto for the purpose of bus maintenance.


Unemployment numbers stay flat CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 work in Brown County and 1600 people were looking for jobs in Adams County. The reason the May numbers changed slightly is that the numbers for the Civilian Labor Force and the number of people employed are both rounded off to the nearest hundred before the figures are determined. In Brown County, for example, 21 people make a .1 percent difference in the unemployment rate, based on the Civilian Labor Force of 21,400 people. In Brown County in May, both the number of people in the labor force and the number employed rose by 100. So when the numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred and the math is done, slight fluctuations can appear on paper while the actual numbers are flat. In the Cincinnati

Metropolitan Area, which includes Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, Warren and Brown counties, the jobless rate rose .1 percent in May to 8.3 percent. For the state of Ohio, the unemployment rate also rose .1 percent in May to 8.5 percent. The five counties in the state with the highest unemployment rates for May are Pike County at 14.7 percent, Clinton County at 13.2 percent, Highland County at 12.8 percent, Meigs County at 12.7 percent and Vinton County at 12.6 percent.


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Correction An error appeared in the press release about the Brown County Farm Bureau scholarships. Dylan Scott of Ripley was incorrectly identified. Scott, is a 2011 graduate of Eastern High School and is the son Duane and Connie Scott. He has been selected to receive a $500 scholarship. He will study at the University of Cincinnati-Clermont College this fall. For information on Farm Bureau and its member benefits please visit the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation website at or contact the Farm Bureau office at 937-3782212 or email Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 until 4.


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Brown County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing held

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The Seip’s Auto Care team took first place at the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Friendly Meadows Golf Course on June 17. Team members were Seth Tracy, Johnny Seip and Chris Tracy.

The Allstate Insurance team won second place at the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Friendly Meadows Golf Course on June 17. Team members were Nick Helbling, Chris Munn, Allen Lindner and Jeremy Helbling.

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The Purdy and Ring team won third place at the Brown County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Friendly Meadows Golf Course on June 17. Team members were Tim Hayslip, Tony Ring, Kelly Heslar and Nick Ring.

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Former Bronco named Tudor throws at New Balance Outdoor Nationals new WB boys b’ball coach Tudor went on to share, "Coach Sexton recruited a lot of talent to our team this year because he knows how to win and build character by getting the most out of every kid on the track or in the field events." Tudor ended a junior season that saw him reign as the SBC and Southwest Ohio District Champion in the discus. He was undefeated all season in the SBC in the discus event. He was named the conference's Field Event Person of the Year. He was Cincinnati's only Division I double event state qualifier in the shot put and discus. He further expressed gratitude for the support his teammates, teachers and WB athletic director Tim Cook gave him during the season. Prior to Tudor’s return back to his training regimen, he has

one more track and field event planned over the summer. He received, and accepted, an invitation from the United States of America Track and Field organization, which is the governing body for the US Olympic team. Tudor is slated to participate in both the shot put and discus at the event in Myrtle Beach, SC. He will be competing to qualify for the World Youth Championships in Lille, France. The World Youth Championships is contested every two years by bringing together 16 and 17-year-old athletes from across the world. It is the precursor to the Olympics. The USATF looks to finish atop the medal stands like they did in their last performance in 2009. Tudor’s dreams are to help them with that.

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Western Brown’s Mack Tudor participated in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals last Saturday at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. Tudor placed 11th in the discus event with a throw of 170 ft., 2 in.

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Mt. Orab Crushers win league championship In the Southern Ohio Softball League Inc. (SOSLI), representing Mt. Orab Girls Softball, the Mt. Orab Crushers won the U-7 league championship with a perfect 10-0 record and celebrated after their clinching win on June 17 by shoving whip cream pies in the faces of the coaches! Team members pictured front row, l-r: Gracie Emerson, Lexi Sutton, JJ Thatcher, Calena Cox and Chloe Young. Pictured middle row, l-r: Jaicee Melvin, Cayla Enzweiler, Layne Groves, Jenna Easterling, Cassidy Luttrell and Karissa Smith. Pictured back row, lr: Coach Chris Emerson, coach Richard Enzweiler and coach Jody Sutton. Congratulations Crushers and good luck at the End of Season Tournament in Williamsburg. Go Crushers!!!


Fayetteville soccer sign-ups June 29-30 Fayetteville SAY soccer sign-ups will be held Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30 from 5 8:00 p.m. at the Brown County Library Fayetteville Branch. Fees are $47 per player plus any applicable credit card fees if used. First time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate. If you have questions, call Jonathan Jakeway at (513) 884-6131. You may also register online at yettevillesoccer.

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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press For the first time in Western Brown boys basketball history, a former Bronco will be roaming the sidelines. Greg Foster, a 1998 Western Brown graduate and former Bronco player, was officially named head boys basketball coach this week when he was approved by the Western Brown School Board at their meeting on June 20. Foster is replacing Doug Williams, who stepped down after three seasons to move to Pittsburgh with his wife after she was transferred there for her job. Williams will be coaching the Hopewell High School boys basketball team in Aliquippa, PA this season. Getting the opportunity to be a head coach, especially at his alma mater, is exciting for Foster. “It’s great to, one, be a head coach and, two, for it to be at the the same school I graduated from,” he said. Though it will be his first varsity head coaching job, Foster is hardly inexperienced. He has coached the past three seasons at Western Brown. His first season he coached both the freshman and junior varsity (JV) programs but the last two years he coached just the JV team. Heading into the coming season, Foster will be particularly familiar with the incoming senior class. He has

coached the group since his first season with the Broncos. “This senior group right here I had as freshman my first year of coaching,” Foster said. “They play hard (and) they’ve gotten better since day one. As a coach the most rewarding thing is to see your kids improve and they’ve definitely done that.” When he attended Western Brown, Foster was member of the basketball team. Foster was a good player for the Broncos when he was a player. During his career, he set four school records that still stand today. He holds the record for points in a game and a half as well as field goals in a game. All three records were set during his 43 point outburst against New Richmond in 1997. In addition, he holds the school record for single season 3-point percentage. He shot 49 percent behind the arc during the 1998 season. So while he has the basketball portion of his new job under control, Foster has other goals he wants to achieve as he begins his tenure as Broncos coach. As he works to set up the program, he wants to promote a family atmosphere throughout--from the freshman to the seniors. “The main things, obviously you want to win, but I’d like to create a family atmosphere throughout the program

from the bottom up,” Foster said. “I want them to be a family. Every year I want the kids coming in to know what they’re coming in to and know what they need to do.” Something very important to Foster is making sure he can help kids not only improve on the court but off. He wants to do all that he can to make sure his players have the opportunity to make it to college. “I want kids to improve and to go on to college,” he said. “Getting these kids and having them stay active through school and into college (is the goal).” Though he was just officially named coach this week, Foster has been kept busy trying to keep everything together for the program since Williams stepped down. Combined with Drake Williams, the former freshman coach who will stay on as JV coach, Foster helped run the Broncos basketball camp on June 13-16. With the head coach title firmly in place now, Foster is spending this week with his new team. He is with the Broncos as they participate in a team camp in Wilmington, NC.

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Western Brown's Mack Tudor closed out his junior year of track and field by throwing in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T University last Saturday, June 18. The Outdoor Nationals brings the country's best high school track and field talent together to compete for a national championship. Tudor, and 25 other athletes, qualified into the discus championships by having had at least one certified meet where they have thrown over 175 feet. Tudor had multiple throws that allowed him to attain this standard, and he made the trip to Greensboro, NC to participate. Tudor competed at the Irwin Belk Track at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, where he tossed a 170 ft., 2 in. throw to place him 11th in the nation. While Tudor would have liked to have a bigger day, he was satisfied closing out a rainy season that made throwing difficult for all Ohio throwers. He was four feet away from earning a national championship medal that is awarded to the top six performances. The seven time Ohio state qualifier in outdoor/indoor track stated, "I'm glad to have this experience of competing on a national stage like this. But I didn't get here alone. My hard work is important and so is the hard work of those supportive people like Coach Sexton." Tudor was referring to Western's head boys track coach who is a three time Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) Track and Field Coach of the Year.

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The Western Brown girls basketball camp wrapped up on Thursday morning after four days of fun and improvement. Beginning on Monday, 33 girls in grades 3-8 took part in technique improvement, skills and game competitions. Lady Broncos coach Kyle Fender said he was pleased with the turnout and he felt the camp went well. “They had a blast and they got better,” he said. “That’s a winner.” Fender, junior varsity coach Haley Bogan and the high school players helped to instruct the girls at the camp, which took place Monday through Thursday at the Western Brown High School gym. On Thursday morning the campers took part in a three on three competition and in the basketball musical chairs game. The game, much like musical chairs, has the girls dribble around the court and when Fender blew his whistle each player needed to make a layup and then run to the center of the court. Fender said the game is one of the girls favorite parts of the camp. The following girls participated in the camp: third graders Destiny Moubray, Bylee James, Marissa Jenike, Makayla Honyciett, Hailey Honyciett, Lilo McElfresh and Layla Elliot; fourth graders Gracie Fischer, Madison Derose, Madi Ogden, Jasmine Kiser, Morgan Wright and Emma Sams; fifth graders Jenna Wilson, Reagan Henderson, Lexi Wallace, Brooklyn O’Hara, Katelyn Wallace, Kaitlyn Keller, Summer Jamison, Lizzy Black and Morgan Back; sixth graders Kylin Kidwell, Rylie Young, Emily Cooper, Maddy Whisman, Becca Carroll, Sarah Pike and Cana Kleemeyer; seventh graders Taylor Barthel and Bethany Moler; and eighth graders Hannah Sininger and Megan Ogden.

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The participants of the Western Brown girls basketball camp gather with the Lady Bronco players who served as coaches during the camp as well as Lady Broncos head coach Kyle Fender (back row, far right) and junior varsity coach Haley Bogan (back row, far left) on Thursday morning.

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Two Western Brown girls basketball campers battle during a drill Thursday morning at Western Brown High School.

A camper goes up for a layup during a drill at the Western Brown girls basketball camp Thursday morning at the Western Brown High School gym.

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The 5-8 grade girls try to get to the center of the court to avoid being knocked out of the basketball musical chairs game at the Western Brown girls basketball camp Thursday morning. Lady Broncos coach Kyle Fender looks on.

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Western Brown Volleyball Camp deemed a ‘big success’ Western Brown High School's volleyball camp was a big success when it was held last week, June 6-9, at the high school. A total of 76 campers, in grades 5-10, participated in the camp along with 13 varsity helpers. Campers were taught the fundamentals of the game as well as getting match play experience. Tournament winners in the Brown Pool included: Ashleigh Huiet, Kylie Garrett, Morgan Nickel, Kaylee Shiveley, Morgan Fischer and Hannah Keller. Tournament winners for the Gold Pool include: Kaitlyn Witt, Hannah Sinninger, Natashia Imwalle, Tessa Schaffer, Morgan Hirons, Alexa Waits, Miranda Wallace and Mya Lucas. New WB varsity volleyball coach Carla Fite conducted the camp along with junior varsity coach Amy Smiley and freshman coach Julie Russo.

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Thursday June 30,2011 • 6:00-7:30 at McKinney Fields. • One child $55 • Two children $85 • Three or more children $105 If you need a uniform cost is $25 Questions contact Heather Daugherty


Emily Godby graduates Magna Cum Laude from Morehead State University Emily Godby, Fayetteville, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehead State University (MSU), Morehead, Ky., on Saturday, May 14, 2011. She received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in math education. Emily is a 2007 graduate of FayettevillePerry High School. While at MSU she was involved with the Baptist Campus Ministries, going on several mission trips and serving as the Prayer Coordinator during her sophomore year. She was also involved with First Baptist Church of Morehead serving

with the Youth/Collegiate min- Fayetteville. istry. Emily will begin working her third summer with CentriKid Camps in Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina and Maryland. She loves sharing the love of Christ with 3rd 6th graders and showing them how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She will return in August and is eagerly anticipating what God’s specific plan is for her future. Emily is a member of The First Baptist Church of Mt. Orab and the daughter of Emily Godby Barry and Detrea Godby,

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Plans are being made for the 11th Annual Becky Menard Scholarship Softball Tournament at Ogden’s Softball Park, OaklandLocust Road, on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds from the tournament contribute to a college scholarship for a Western Brown female student athlete. A significant number of scholarship recipients have completed their degrees. Entry fees for the tournament are $100 per team, payable prior to playing the first game. Play will begin at 9:30 a.m. Teams are to be co-ed and three games are guaranteed in round robin play. One division will be set up with tshirts awarded for first, second and third place. Ten years of strong support by numerous teams and contributors has made this a very successful and fun-filled event. Entry to the tournament can be made by contacting Perry Ogden at (937) 4442274 or Bill Bick at (937) 379-1854. Entries are to be made before 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, but the sooner you enter the better. Hope to see you at Ogden’s!

Waterfowl Hunt Cancelled OAK HARBOR, OH - An extensive restoration and enhancement project at the Magee Marsh Wildlife Area will necessitate cancellation of the area’s controlled waterfowl hunt for the 2011-2012 waterfowl hunting season according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The temporary closure of the area will result in decades of improved wetland management capabilities on Magee Marsh and enhanced waterfowl hunting opportunities in the future. However, completing the restoration work will require the temporary drawdown of water from the eastern and southern wetland units. This project affects 392 acres of coastal wetlands on Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, securing the main water supply to 282 acres of hemi-marsh and semi-permanent wetlands by restoring the structural integrity of the main water supply channel levee. Another benefit of the effort is the restoration of wetland hydrology to three wetlands including a 60 acre forested wetland and 50 acres of emergent marsh habitats adjacent to the forested wetland. This project is a cooperative effort between the Ohio Division of Wildlife and Ducks Unlimited, and it is funded through a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection Grant and funds generated from the sale of the Ohio Wetland Habitat Stamp. Opportunities for sportsmen and women will still be available during the special teal and early Canada goose season in September. A drawing for these seasons is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Lake Erie Waterfowler’s Festival. Daily drawings for waterfowl hunting opportunities for the remainder of the 20112012 waterfowl hunting season will be held when the project is completed, but a completion date for this project has not been determined. For information about Ohio’s wildlife, visit, find the Division of Wildlife on Facebook or follow updates on Twitter.


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Georgetown’s Ludy earns Doctoral Degree

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Russellville students receive shirts from Lions Club Lake Waynoka Lions Club gives Good Student shirts and certificates to students from Russellville Elementary School. Pictured above left to right, Summer Sweet, Hanna Miller, Kaleb Parks, Jessica Kitchen, Kyle Berry and Hailey Reese; second row, Alisia Rogers, Katie Hoover, Cassidy Staggs, Zach Hardyman, Rebekah Grayless, Abby Danner and Nate Simpson. Standing in back are Lions Connie Lewis and Paul Geiger. Not pictured is Katie Wagoner.

SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program graduates 6 Brown Countians Six Brown Countians were included in the forty-eight graduates of Southern State Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing program that were recognized June 9 during a recent pinning ceremony at the college’s Patriot Center on Central Campus in Hillsboro. Graduate Lisa Storer opened the evening ceremony with a recitation of the nurse’s prayer, followed by the welcome and introductions by graduate Karen Young. Dr. Kevin S. Boys, president of Southern State, welcomed the guests and congratulated the students on their accomplishments in the nursing program. Dr. Julianne Krebs, director of Southern State’s nursing program, introduced the college’s nursing faculty and staff. Following the welcome and introductions, the Jacobson Memorial Scholarship Award was presented. In 2000, a scholarship was established to honor JoAnne Jacobson, who taught for the college’s nursing program from 1986-96. The Jacobson Memorial Scholarship Award is presented to a nursing student during the ADN pinning by members of the Jacobson family. Firstlevel nursing student Kelly

Smith was awarded this year’s scholarship. Nursing graduate Kristen Maag then introduced the guest speaker for the event, Suzanne Click, BSN, RN, day shift clinical coordinator of ER at Mercy Clermont Hospital, who is a graduate of Southern State’s ADN program and currently serves as a clinical instructor at the college. “I consider this an immense privilege to be standing here tonight,” said Click. “Being a part of nursing’s future legacy is quite an honor.” During her address to the graduates, Click told the story of the nurse who cared for her when her daughter was born, recalling that the nurse’s gentle, helpful nature fueled in her the desire to do the same, to give back. Click said that maternity ward nurse may never know the impact of that one interaction. “As a nurse, you see people at their best and at their very worst, but rarely do you get to see the outcome of your care,” she said. But sometimes, you do. Click said recently a woman approached her, recognizing that Click was her nurse nine years ago and was able to help her through a dire situation. “The woman said to me, ‘I

will never forget you. No one else cared, but you touched my heart like a thumbprint,’” said Click. “That woman thought I had changed her life. She has no idea how she has forever changed mine.” During the pinning of graduates, friends and family members of nursing students are welcome to join their loved one on stage and pin the graduate with the Associate Degree Nursing graduate pin. Graduate Victoria Rummel led the lighting of the candle while the ADN graduates recited the Florence Nightingale Pledge. Closing remarks were delivered by graduate Fred Pruitt. The June 2011 graduating class includes, from Brown County, Emily Gift+ of Russellville, Shelby Kelley of Mt. Orab, Tiffanie Nay# of Mt. Orab, Brittany Ridner# of Georgetown, Victoria Rummel* of Fayetteville and Tina Smucker# of Fayetteville; (+ indicates college honors; * indicates LPN to RN students; # indicates members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society). For more information about Southern State’s allied health programs, please call 1-800628-7722, email or visit

Mary Jon Ludy, 1998 graduate of Georgetown High School, and ten-year Brown County 4-H member, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition from Purdue University, Sunday, May 15, 2011. Research findings of her dissertation topic, The Effects of Red Pepper on Thermogenesis and Appetite, are featured in current publications of Women’s World, Journal and Courier, The New York Times, and Men’s Health. She has published for the Sara Lee Company and the Tufts University Friedman Nutrition News, made TV appearances in Boston and at Purdue University, given interviews on National Public Radio, and delivered presentations in Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, and Ohio. Topics have included: Will All Americans Become Overweight or Obese?, Are Spicy Foods Slimming?, Adding Food and Subtracting Calories, Side Effects of the Popular Lemonade Diet, Fad Diets, Look Good and Feel Better, Red Pepper’s Effect on Appetite, The Be Fit Program, The Raw Food Moment, Heart Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating and Portion Size, and Healthy Eating During and After Cancer Treatment. Following field service in Nepal and Costa Rica, her efforts were highlighted in

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publications of the Tufts Nutrition Magazine and the American Dietetic Association. Mary Jon received a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, completed dietetic internship and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Tufts University in Boston, and was employed for three years at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a clinical nutrition specialist before starting research studies at Purdue. While pursuing undergraduate

studies at Bowling Green, she was Outstanding Ohio Dietetic Student of the American Dietetic Association, received the Student Leadership Award of the College of Education and Human Development, and the American Dietetic Association Colgate Scholarship. At Tufts University, she was recipient of a tuition scholarship, and the Massachusetts Dietetic Association Spitz Scholarship. As an employee of the Massachusetts General Hospital, she received the Partners in Excellence Award while teaching Be Fit, a nutrition and fitness employee wellness program. At Purdue, Mary Jon was awarded the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award and the Purdue University Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching. Mary Jon is employed as Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, where she will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in medical nutrition therapy, and basic and advanced nutrition, while advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Mary Jon Ludy’s husband is David Proulx, and they are the parents of two sons, Adam and Isaac. Mary Jon’s parents are John and Elaine Ludy.

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SHCTC cosmetology seniors pass state boards All eighteen seniors in the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center Cosmetology program traveled to Columbus on May 17 to take their state board test. All eighteen passed, have received their cosmetology license, and are ready to enter the workforce. Their instructor, Mrs. Dolores Stuhlreyer, is retiring this year and stated that having 100% of the class pass the state boards was the best retirement present she could receive. The senior Cosmetology Class is pictured at the Southern Hills completion ceremony on May 26. Front row: Jessica Reeves, Lauren Heath, Leazann Colby; Second row: Alexis Stamper, Dezirae Valentine, Chelsea Zugg, Amber Meltebrink, Amanda Wharff, Aundrea Fletcher, Carla Miller; Third row: Chelsea Piercefield Melissa Leatherwood, Amber Herbert, Cicily Eagle, Tia Case, Shiniqua Washington, Cierra Sizemore. Absent: Juanita Nichols


Walker receives scholarship

Emily Pittman

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Morgan Alexander

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Hannah Liming

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Local girls participate in Buckeye Girls State Five seniors-to-be from Georgetown, Western Brown and Fayetteville-Perry are among the 900 girls participating in the 65th annual session of Buckeye Girls State at the University of Mount Union. The session began on Sunday, June 12 and concluded on Saturday, June 18. It is a face paced program of mock government at the state, county and city levels. The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women, who have completed their junior year in senior high school, in the duties, rights and privileges of citizenship by providing the attendee the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government. Local delegates to Girls State are: Emily Pittman and Morgan Alexander (Georgetown), Hannah Liming and Heather Liming (Western Brown) and Lydia Tissandier

(Fayetteville-Perry). All the girls are sponsored by Georgetown Post 180 American Legion Auxiliary. As the girls arrive at Girls State they are assigned to one of two political parties. The residence hall in which they live during the program is their designated county and the floor on which they live is their city. The students will file petitions for candidacy for a variety of offices from governor to city council and participate in the election process. After elections and inaugurations, they will government in action. Emily Pittman from Georgetown is a member of the Paul Rainey National Honor Society. She plays varsity volleyball and softball and is a select member of the CincyEast Volleyball Club. This spring Emily was a member of the Junior-Senior Prom committee. She is a past member of the Georgetown dance

team that performed during basketball games. As a member of the volleyball team, Emily helped raise money for the Susan Komen Cancer Foundation by participating in the Volley for the Cure at Georgetown in October during Cancer Awareness Month. Emily is the daughter of Mike and Terri Pittman of Georgetown. Morgan Alexander from Georgetown is president of the local chapter of the National Honor Society. Morgan is President-Elect of Student Council. She is a member of her high school Mock Trial team. Morgan is also a member of the varsity soccer team. Morgan is the daughter of Brian and Randa Alexander of Georgetown. Heather Liming from Western Brown is a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in the post-secondary program at the

University of CincinnatiClermont College. Heather is a member of the cross country team. She also volunteers at a local hospital. Hannah Liming from Western Brown is a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in the post-secondary program through UCClermont College. Heather and Hannah are the daughters of Glenn and Paige Liming of Mt. Orab. Lydia Tissandier from Fayetteville-Perry was sophomore Chairman of the Student Council. Lydia served as VicePresident, Secretary and Class Representative, President and Secretary of the Science Club, Secretary of the Drama Club and Secretary of the Art Club. She is a member of the Foreign Language Club and a Mock Trial Lawyer. Lydia is also a youth group music director. She is the daughter of Darin and Sue Tissandier.

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lives of their families. Jon will be attending the University of Findlay in the fall where he plans to major in Political Science and later attend law school. Jon is the son of Jim and Sharon Walker of Georgetown, Ohio.

Attinger is WC Achievement Scholarship recipient Fayetteville resident Bernadette L. Attinger, daughter of John and Paula Attinger, is the recipient of an $8,500 Wilmington College Academic Achievement Scholarship. Attinger, a 2011 graduate of Fayetteville-Perry High School, plans to major in psychology.


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Jon Walker, a 2011 graduate of Western Brown High School, has received a scholarship from the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Scholarship Fund in the amount of $4,000 a year for up to four years of undergraduate work starting with the 2011-2012 academic year. Jon was chosen by the selection committee of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association from among 587 scholarship applications they reviewed and analyzed. To be eligible for a scholarship under the Fund and applicant must be an active SMWIA member, a covered employee, or a dependent spouse or child under the age of 25 of a SMWIA member or covered employee. Also, the applicant must be a full-time student or have been accepted to be a full-time student at an accredited college or university. The scholarship may be used for any field of study by undergraduate students only. To receive the scholarship Jon had to write a two page essay on “The importance of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association to his family.” A vital part of the future of the SMWIA depends on continuing the tradition of trade unionism in future generations. In order to receive assistance from the Scholarship Fund, applicants were asked to demonstrate their knowledge and appreciation of the role that the SMWIA has played in the

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Russellville. CLASS No. 54 Arabian English Pleasure – Open 2nd, Asti Spumante, Sierra Durham, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 55 Ladies Western Pleasure – 19 & Over 2nd, Deuce, Amanda McElwee, John Merz, Bethel. 3rd, Mr. Pepper Chance, Lisa Wessel, Tim & Amy Cofrancesco & Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 56 ASB Western Country Pleasure 5th, Tender As Iron, Zach Roe, Tom Roe, Georgetown. CLASS No. 57 Miniature Horse Halter – Mares 3rd, Liberty Star, Shavanna Moran, Darvee Plymesser, Ripley. CLASS No. 58 Lead Line – English 3rd, Cotton Mouth, William J Crawford, J.R./Audra Crawford, Georgetown. CLASS No. 59 Draft Horse / Pony Cart – Men’s 1st, Mitch, Dustin Reed, Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 2nd, Freddie, Josh McElwee, Tommy Thompson, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 60 Morgan Western Pleasure – Open 1st, Aquilla’s Shaz Wham, Lisa Haitz, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 61 Youth Western Pleasure – 18 & Under 1st, OSU Iron Fred, Emily Siemer, Hamersville. 2nd, Rowdy, Eva Farmakis, Missy Day, Russellville. CLASS No. 62 Jack Benny Pleasure Driving CLASS No. 63 Walk/Trot Western Pleasure – 10 yrs. and Under 2nd, Good & Colored, Katie Merz, Tommy Thompson, Bethel. 3rd, Rowdy, Zoi Farmakis, Missy Day, Winchester. CLASS No. 64 Registered Quarter Horse/Paint Pleasure 2nd, OSU Iron Fred, Emily Siemer, Hamersville. 3rd, Mr. Pepper Chance, James Case, Tim & Amy Cofrancesco & Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 4th, Deuce, John Merz, Bethel. CLASS No. 66 Draft Horse/Pony Cart - Ladies 1st, Mitch, Brittany, Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 2nd, Freddie, Amanda McElwee, Tommy Thompson, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 67 Open Western Pleasure 2nd, Rock, Dan Mitchell, Liz Lafferty, Georgetown. 3rd, OSU Iron Fred, Emily Siemer, Hamersville. 4th, Boxer, Brian Attinger, Cherry Ridge, Georgetown. 5th, Deuce, John Merz, Bethel. Mr. Pepper Chance, James Case, Tim & Amy Cofrancesco & Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 68 Carriage Pleasure Driving – Horse 2nd, Wind Blu Mustang Sally, Tom McCoy, Beverly McCoy, Seaman. 4th, Broadway Manhattan Baby, Lisa Haitz, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 69 Men’s Western Pleasure – 19 & Over 1st, Rock, Dan Mitchell, Liz Lafferty, Georgetown,. 2nd, Mr. Pepper Chance, James Case, Tim & Amy Cofrancesco – Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 3rd, Boxer, Brian Attinger, Cherry Ridge, Georgetown. 4th, Deuce, John Merz, John Merz, Bethel. CLASS No. 70 Walk/Trot – Any Breed/Any Age Rider – Amateur 2, Rocky, Alexandria Clark, Liz Lafferty & Dane Clark, West Union. 4th, Lo Star Flamingo, Mitarah Hatfield, Richard and Jayson Lodwick, Mt Orab. 5th, Mr. Pepper Chance, Lisa Wessel, Tim & Amy Cofrancesco & Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. Deuce, Amanda McElwee, John Merz, Bethel. CLASS No. 74 Junior Western Pleasure 1st, Mr. Pepper Chance, James Case, Tim & Amy Cofrancesco & Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 2nd, Deuce, John Merz, Bethel. CLASS No. 75 Arabian Western Pleasure - Open 1st, Badge, Adrienne Lassandro, Hamersville. CLASS No. 77 Senior Western Pleasure 2nd, Rowdy, Eva Farmakis, Missy Day, Russellville. 3rd, OSU Iron Fred, Emily Siemer, Hamersville. CLASS No. 78 Draft Horse/Pony Cart - Youth 1st, Jordan, Savannah Movan, Jo Nel Farms, Georgetown.

2nd, Mitch, Katie Merz, Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 3rd, Freddie, Emily Merz, Tommy Thompson, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 79 Carriage Pleasure Driving - Pony 3rd, T.O. Dark Star, Jan Wolfer, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 82 Draft Horse/Pony Farm Team 1st, Jordan / Bobby, Mark Klump & Jim Klump, Jo Nel Farms, Georgetown. 2nd, Mitch & Mac, Dustin Reed, Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. 3rd, Freddie & Mac, Josh McElwee, Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 84 Carriage Cones 2nd, T.O. Dark Star, Jan Wolfer, Fayetteville,. CLASS No. 85 Carriage Reinsmanship - Pony 2nd, T.O. Dark Star, Jan Wolfer, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 86 Road Pony Amateur/Junior Exhibitor Championship 3rd, Regals Country Squire, Dave Hunley, Mt Orab. 5th, Crazy Times, Monica Hunley, Georgetown. CLASS No. 92 Morgan Pleasure Driving Championship 1st, Wind Blu Saturday Nite Live, Roger Barricklow, WindBlu Morgans, Sardinia,. 2nd, Party Hardy, Leah Haines, Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 94 Draft Horse/Pony Fancy Hitch 1st, Bub & Prince, Jo Ann Otto, Jo Nel Farms, Georgetown. 2nd, Mitch & Bess, James Case, Tommy Thompson & Little Indian Creek Farms, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 94A ASB Country Pleasure

Championship–Junior Exhibitor 4th, My Genius’ A Reel Dream, Michelle Mayhugh, Russellville. CLASS No. 95 Saddle Seat Equitation Championship 4th, My Genius’ A Reel Dream, Michelle Mayhugh, Russellville. CLASS No. 99 Draft Horse/Pony Multiple Hitch 1st, Bud / Prince/Bobby / Jordan, Jo Ann Otto / Robby Neal, Jo Nel Farms, Georgetown. CLASS No. 101 Western Pleasure Championship 5th, Aquila’s Shazwham, Lisa Haitz, Williamsburg. OFS French Lieutenant, Zach Roe, Tom Roe, Georgetown. Badge, Adrienne Lassandro, Hamersville. CLASS No. 103 ASB Show Pleasure Adult Championship 3rd, Bubba Gump, Amanda Sentney, Sardinia. CLASS No. 104 Period Carriage – Pony 1st, T.O. Dark Star, Jan Wolfer, Jan Wolfer, Fayetteville. CLASS No. 105 Road Pony Championship 2nd, Seamair Leader, Jerry Hunley, Georgetown. CLASS No. 107 Period Carriage – Horse 1st, Wind-Blu What Was I Thinkin & Wind-Blu Rhytham and Blues, Roger Barricklow, Wind-Blu Morgans, Sardinia. 2nd, Wind Blu Mustang Sally, Tom McCoy & Marrisa Hamilton, Beverly McCoy, Seaman. CLASS No. 109 Morgan English Pleasure Championship 2nd, Party Hardy, Leah Haines, Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 110 ASB Country Pleasure Driving Championship


Following are the local results of the 2011 Brown County Charity Horse Show. The show was held at the Brown County Fairgrounds, Georgetown, June 9 – 11, 2011. The Horse Show was chaired by Jenny Connor of Georgetown,. The Saddle Horse Judge was Jill Quaid-Lombardo of Trenton, Ill. The Western Horse Judge was Allen Cornett of Morrow, and, the Draft Horse Judge was Tom Justin of Williamsburg. CLASS No. 1 AHHS Youth Medallion Road Pony 1st, Regal’s Country Squire, Olivia Hunley, Mt Orab. CLASS No. 4 Morgan English Pleasure – Amateur 1st, Party Hardy, Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg, CLASS No. 5 Road Pony – 52” and Under 3rd, Seamair Leader, Jerry Hunley, Georgetown. CLASS No. 7 Morgan Pleasure Driving – Amateur & Jr. Exhibitor 1st, Party Hardy Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 8 Arabian English Pleasure – Amateur LoStar Flamingo, Sarah Lodwick, Richard and Jayson Lodwick, Mt. Orab. CLASS No. 12 ASB Five Gaited – Amateur & Junior Exhibitor 5th, Kinghtland’s Tax Town, Janet Fleenor, Georgetown CLASS No. 13 Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving 1st, Wind Blu Saturday Nite Live, Roger Barricklow, WindBlu Morgans, Sardinia. CLASS No. 15 ASB Show Pleasure – Adult 1st, Bubba Gump, Amanda Sentney, Amanda Sentney, Sardinia. CLASS No. 20 ASB Country Pleasure – Junior Exhibitor 4th, My Genius’ A Reel Dream,Michelle Mayhugh, Russellville. CLASS No. 21 ASB Five Gaited – Junior/Novice CLASS No. 22 Morgan Pleasure Driving – Open 1st, Wind Blu Saturday Nite Live, Roger Barricklow, WindBlu Morgans, Sardinia. 2nd, Party Hardy, Leah Haines, Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 25 Morgan English Pleasure – Junior Exhibitor 1st, Party Hardy, Leah Haines, Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 31 Morgan Western Pleasure – Amateur & Junior Exhibitor 1st, OFS French Leiutenant, Zach Roe, Tom Roe, Georgetown. 2nd, Aquila’s Shazwham, Lisa Haitz, Williamsburg,. CLASS No. 34 Saddle Seat Equitation – 13 yrs & Under 1st, My Genius’ A Reel Dream, Michelle Mayhugh, Russellville. CLASS No. 35 Open English Pleasure 5th, CT’s Asti Spumante, Lisa Haitz, Sierra Durham, Williamsburg. My Genius’ A Reel Dream, Michelle Mayhugh, Russellville. CLASS No. 36 Road Pony – 48” & Under 3rd, Crazy Times, Monica Hunley, Georgetown. CLASS No. 37 Morgan English Pleasure – Open 1st, Party Hardy, Leah Haines, Leah & Dave Haines, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 39 Road Pony – 52” & Under – Amateur*** 6th, Seamair Leader, Jerry Hunley, Georgetown. CLASS No. 41 Arabian Costume 2nd, Diamond, Mari Herr, Decatur. 3rd, Asti Spumante, Sierra Durham, Williamsburg. CLASS No. 49 Stick Horse – 6 yrs. and Under Undulata Gypsy, Rachel Blevins Klara’s Horse, Klara Anderson. Frosty, Emma Attinger, Cherry Ridge. Little Girl, Ellie Attinger, Cherry Ridge Buck, Lane Attinger, Cherry Ridge Feddy, McKenzie Moler. Missy, Maggie Schuda. Summer, Darvee Plymesser Skyborn, Elena Sandifer. CLASS No. 51 Lead Line – Western OSU Iron Fred, McKenzie Moler, Emily Siemer, Hamersville, OH 3rd, Cotton Mouth, William J Crawford, J.R./Audra Crawford, Georgetown. 4th, Liberty Star, Darvee Plymesser, Darvee Plymesse, Ripley. 5th, Rowdy, Eva Farmakis & Zoi Farmakis, Missy Day,

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Helen Keller portrayed at meeting On May 23 the Mount Orab Lion Club had Lion Jackie Christensen as a guest’s speaker. She portrayed Helen Keller. Jackie gave the story of Helen Keller’s life and how she presented her program. To the Lions at the 1925 International Convention being held in Cedar Point, Ohio. Helen Keller asked the Lions to be the Knights of the Blind. That they did and are still Knights of the Blind. This is the main goal of the Lion’s. Mount Orab Lions Club meet on 2nd, and 4th. Monday at the New Harmony Masonic Lodge, 110 S. High St. at 6:30 pm with a meal, call Lion President PDG Bob Richmond at 444-4791 if you would like to attend a meeting.

Lake Waynoka Garden Club hosts program on Floral Hall BY Louis Mays Recorder, Lake Waynoka Garden Club9. A Call for Volunteers The Lake Waynoka Garden Club will meet on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at the Lodge. Jennifer (Gray) Drew, member in charge of the floral department at the Brown County Fair, will present a short program on Floral Hall. For more information about how you can help Floral Hall, contact Jennifer at (937) 205-4812. Refreshments will be served. We all know that the Brown County Fair is the best county fair in Ohio. This year’s “Little State Fair” will be held Sept. 26-Oct. 1, 2011. It has become

increasingly difficult to recruit volunteers to work at Floral Hall during fair week. Floral Hall sponsors a variety of categories for competition and the number of entries has decreased over the years. The primary purpose of this meeting is to gather members from not only the Lake Waynoka Garden Club, but all garden clubs in Brown County, to learn about the significance of Floral Hall and to recruit volunteers to help during fair week and to contribute entries in various categories outlined below. Please come to our meeting on July 14 and learn more about the history and significance of Floral Hall, located at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

Mahaffey has suggestions for July’s list of gardening tips BY Faye Mahaffey OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer Noxious Weeds of Ohio Have you noticed some tall plants along the roadside with white blooms? I live close to a creek and have a 3-mile walk around my “block” that allows me to take a closer look at what is coming up and starting to bloom. My neighbor’s daylilies are starting to bloom and the farmer’s corn is finally up about 3 inches. I have also noticed a large number of Poison Hemlock plants along the roadsides. OSUE Bulletin 866-98, ‘Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio’, states the following facts about Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum): Habitat: wet sites, gardens, roadsides, wastelands Life cycle: biennial First Year Growth Habit: basal rosette of finely divide leaves with a pungent odor Second-Year Growth Habit: 2-7 feet tall, branched plant with flowers Leaves: alternate, pinnately compound, finely divided and toothed Stems: branched, waxy with purple blotches; hollow between nodes Inflorescence: June-August (second year). White flowers with five petals borne in large terminal compound umbels, 2-8 inches across. Root: fleshy taproot Similar Plants: During the first year, Poison Hemlock resembles Wild Carrot, but has a strong, pungent odor, further, young leaves of wild carrot are more finely divided and its stem is grooved. At maturity, Poison Hemlock can be difficult to distinguish from Water Parsnip and Water Hemlock. Look for purple blotches on the stem to identify Poison Hemlock. Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculate), which is also highly poisonous, has a magenta-streaked stem and lanceolate leaflets with sharply-toothed edges. Water Parsnip (Sium suave), is not poisonous and has toothed lanceolate leaflets. Poison Hemlock is highly poisonous to both humans and animals. All parts of this plant are highly toxic. It is a large and impressive plant which has been planted as an ornamental in some areas. It grows quickly in fertile soils. It is one of few green plants in pastures in late winter and is among the first plants to green up in the early spring. Always check with your chemical supplier before attempting chemical control of Poison Hemlock. Read and follow all directions on the

chemical label. The Buckeye Yard and Garden Line always features a “weed of the week”. This week’s weed is currently gracing landscapes and farm fields in southern Ohio with a smattering of canary yellow. Cressleaf groundsel (Packera glabella), which is also known as Butterweed, is a member of the aster family, thus the weed sports flowers that are daisy-like and seed heads that look like miniature dandelion puff-balls. The flowers are borne at the ends of thick, erect, stems that are green with reddish-purple streaks. The plant’s “cresslike” leaves are responsible for the common name. Cressleaf groundsel is a native winter annual found in the northern United States. It is a heavy seed producer, and the seed can remain viable in the soil for a number of years. For reasons that are not clearly understood, this weed has become unusually common in Ohio in recent years in cultivated fields, nurseries, and landscapes. Past reports indicate the weed may have some tolerance for 2,4-D and may require high rates of glyphosate to be controlled. Hand pulling is an effective option in landscapes, but plants must be destroyed prior to seed maturation. Cultivation prior to flower production is also effective. Both approaches will reduce future infestations. It has finally dried out enough to till my garden! The weeds were beginning to take over. Thankfully there were no thistles this year. I can’t believe that it is already June and time to start making Strawberry Freezer Jam. July’s List of Gardening Tasks It is hard to believe that July is just around the corner. The constant rain delayed planting in my garden until two weeks ago! The tomatoes are blooming, as are the pepper plants. The weeds in my flower beds are very aggressive this year. I finally had a couple days that the weather actually allowed some spraying around trees and planting beds. The deer have munched their way through my Hosta beds, and the groundhogs have actually dined on my coneflower leaves! The rabbit fence in part of the garden has protected my cucumber and pepper plants. We’ll see if the deer decide to jump over and start the “buffet line”. Just last evening we watched a little fawn romp around our Spruce trees with his mother. I love to watch the wildlife, but sometimes it is discourag-

ing to see how much they can eat in my landscape! The daylily bed is just ready to burst into bloom. The magic lilies’ foliage is finally turning yellow. My Prickly Pear Cactus had spectacular blooms this year, and the Hens and Chicks have seemed to enjoy the moist June weather. My favorite Garden Almanac list includes the following tasks for the month of July: *Turn the compost pile – remember to balance the “wet and green, brown and dry” *Keep up with weeds in garden beds * Water your garden during periods of drought – plants most vulnerable to the effects of drought include seedling, young plants and recent transplants * Finish transplanting annuals * Fertilize container plants regularly * Stake tall plants growing in windy sites *Cut spent perennials to the ground to encourage new growth * Deadhead flowers to prolong bloom time * Cut back daffodil leaves after they turn yellow *Continue planting broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower transplants for fall crops *Continue direct-seeding vegetable and herb crops *Beginning mid-month,

direct-seed vegetables such as spinach for fall crops *Harvest onions and garlic after the tops start to yellow and die back. *Harvest and dry herbs for winter use *Give your vegetable garden at least 1 inch of water per week during periods of drought. Remember that leafy crops such as lettuce are especially sensitive to dry soil, and will develop bitter-tasting leaves or set seed prematurely as a result. Have you ever considered planting an edible edging in your flower bed? Lettuce – especially colorful or frillyfoliaged leaf varieties – can be used instead of sweet alyssum, or other low-growing annuals that are often used to edge flower beds. Now is the time to be taking notes on your developing color schemes in your flower beds. Watch how your garden evolves during the growing season and how you can improve it by adding, subtracting, or rearranging elements of color. I hope that your gardens are growing and that we will all be enjoying the rewards of our labor soon! Remember to e-mail your gardening questions to Mike Hannah at Have fun digging in the dirt this week!

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This veteran loves his tomatoes Randall Patton, a Navy Veteran who served in WW II, is excited to get started in the garden. Randall has called Brown County his home for many years and has recently moved to the Ohio Veterans Home at Georgetown. Raised on a farm, Randall shared that his parents taught him everything he knows about gardening. He fondly remembers time he spent in the garden and truck patch working beside his parents. Randall’s favorite vegetable to plant and eat is tomatoes. His gardening tips included: Add a little fertilizer and cultivate to keep the weeds under control. When asked what benefits he gained from gardening, Randall shared, “It gives me peace of mind and can be relaxing, as long as you don’t have to hoe too much!”



2011 Brown County Charity Horse Show local results

The Brown County Press - Sunday, June 26, 2011 - Page 17


Western Brown Youth Soccer Registration for this fall will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the Mt. Orab Library. Cost is $75, $60 each additional player in household, $25 uniform charge. For more information contact Karey Dixon at (513)262-6288 or Sandy McNutt at (513) 328-6917. Car Wash for Western Brown Football will be held on Saturday, June 25 at Wendy’s in Mt. Orab. from 10:30 to 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the football program. For more information call (513) 305-5481. Open Mike-Night will be held at the Brown County First Church of God on Lakin Chapel Road in Bethel will be held on Saturday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. This event is a Gospel Open Mike Night and all local talent is welcome and the public is invited to attend. Accapella Singing in Hillsboro sponsored by Sunnyside Church of Christ, will be held on Friday, June 24 at beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone and everyone who likes singing great gospel hymns is invited to attend. No collections taken. For more information call (937) 393-4657. Chicken BBQ at The Home Place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Featuring grilled chicken halves, breasts, or quarters, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, dinner rolls, pie slices, and soft serve ice cream. The Home Place is located at 771 US 68 in Georgetown. Village Wide Yard Sale will be held in the Village of Russellville on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Anything and everything can be found on those days at reasonable prices. Benefit for Wyatt Attinger, a three year old Sardinia boy suffering from Chiari Malformation will be held on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Clay Township Community Center (Old Buford School), 2471 St. Rt. 138. The event includes plenty of entertainment like corn hole games, Texas Hold’ em, raffles, snacks and soda and a DJ. Yard Sale, Breakfast/Lunch and Bake Sale will be held at Cowan Lake on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, sponsored by the Cowan Lake Association of Sportsmen. This event is open to the public. “Field Day” by the Grant Amateur Radio Club in Georgetown will be held on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. The public will have the opportunity to meet and talk with ham radio operators in the area and see what the Amateur Radio Service is about. The Grant Amateur Radio Club will be offering demonstrations at 11401 St. Rt. 774 in Bethel beginning at 2 p.m. For more

Hamersville School Alumni Banquet has been set for Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Hamersville Elementary and Middle School building in Hamersville. Attendees may bring a guest. Classes honored this year are 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951, 1946, 1941 and 1936. For more information contact Lee Gray at (937) 379-1647 or Pat Cornett at (937) 379-1165. Hamersville Class of 1961 will celebrate it’s 50th year of their graduation on Saturday, June 25 at the Hamersville School. A picnic will be held on June 26 at Ogden’s Softball Park beginning at 2 p.m. Free Meal at the Russellville Church of Christ will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Classic Car Cruise-in, sponsored by the Williams Corner Church of God in Goshen, are being held each Saturday at 6 p.m. through July 9. The event will include plenty of good food, great oldies music. Admission and registration is free. Then on July 16, 2011, there will be a car show. Free registration is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., includes free meal. Top 40 awards and Pastor’s Choice Trophy, dash plaques and goody bags for first 100. Tons of door prizes. The church is located at 6162 SR 132 in Goshen. For more information call (513) 625-6459 or (513) 288-1977 and leave a message. SUNDAY 6/26 Lewis Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Sunday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Higginsport. This meeting is open to the public. Pick Your Own Lavender Harvest will be held on Sunday, June 26 and Sunday July 3 from noon until 4 p.m. at Jaybird Farms, 3370 SR 134 in Mt. Orab. For more information call (937) 442-4800 or visit MONDAY 6/27. Bingo at Northern Brown Senior Center will be held on Monday, June 27 at the center. The Library will also visit the center. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at (513) 875-2317. Sterling Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday June 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the township hall. The public is invited to attend this meeting. VBS at Fayetteville House of Worship will be held on June 27 through July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1/4 a mile from Fayetteville on Rt. 68. The Vacation Bible School is for children ages 3 through 6th grade. For more information contact Paula White at (513) 875-3908. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.


Motorcycle Ride for PFC Seth Blevins Memorial Scholarship will be held on Saturday, June 25 beginning at 1 p.m. at the RD’s Wayside in Russellville. All proceeds benefit the PFC Seth Blevins Memorial Scholarship fund. For more information call (937) 377-2401.

information call (513) 518-3244.

TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. The Brown County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, June 27, at 9 a.m. in their chambers located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. OSU Extension Agent Cindy Cales will visit the Northern Brown Senior Center in St. Martin Hall on Monday, June 27 at the center. The public is invited to attend, For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director, at (513) 8752196. TUESDAY 6/28 Eastern Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The board will also host a reception for Mr. Simmons who has been the superintendent at Eastern for 11 years, at 6 p.m. The reception and meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Eastern District Office. Fundraiser at Skyline for Coyotez U7 Softball Team will be held on Tuesday, June 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The girls will be waiting on tables at the Mt. Orab Skyline and all tips they receive will go to the team. Community support would be greatly appreciated. Washington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. at the firehouse. The meeting is open to the public. Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The public is invited to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. WEDNESDAY 6/29 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, June 29, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Yoga Classes will be held for all levels on Wednesday, June 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Hospice Center, 215 Hughes Blvd. Classes are $8 per class. For more information call Jane Amiot at (937) 444- 3446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at

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Serving the Relay for Life participants Members of Georgetown FFA, Georgetown FCCLA, Rising Stars 4-H Club along with Eastern High school Cheerleaders came together and served the Cancer Survivors at the Brown County Relay for Life on Friday, May 20, 2011. This event is held yearly at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown to honor those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have lost their battle. Members of these organizations helped set up tables, serve dinner, clean up, and helped with the raffle tickets. Pictured not in order are: Alyson Swingle, Rising Stars 4 H club, Sierra Colliver, Georgetown FCCLA, Harlan Osborne, Georgetown FCCLA and FFA, Alicia Gifford, Georgetown FCCLA , FFA and Rising Stars 4 H club, Kyle Jodrey, Georgetown FFA and Rising Stars 4 H club, Laura Puckett, Rising Stars 4 H club, Courtney Darnell, Georgetown, FFA and FCCLA, Katelyn Irwin, Macie Cooper, Kaele King, Shelby Cierley, Haley Boone, Autumn Gaffin, Paige Inlow, Alexandra Davis, Alyssa Sherman, Kaylee Lucas, Allison Gast, Courtney Belmont, Bethany Hayes, Eastern Brown High School Cheerleaders. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30-noon Wednesday, June 29, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426.

be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, July, 1 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.

Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 29, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 4038481 or (513) 314-1656.

Classic Car Cruise-in, sponsored by the Williams Corner Church of God in Goshen, are being held each Saturday at 6 p.m. through July 9. The event will include plenty of good food, great oldies music. Admission and registration is free. Then on July 16, 2011, there wil be a car show. Free registration is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., includes free meal. Top 40 awards and Pastor’s Choice Trophy, dash plaques and goody bags for first 100. Tons of door prizes. The church is located at 6162 SR 132 in Goshen. For more information call (513) 625-6459 or (513) 288-1977 and leave a message.

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.


Ohio Department of Agriculture is providing grants to farmers markets through the Farmers Market Access Project to help fund new infrastructure to accept Electronic Benefits Transfer. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to available funding and will range from $500 to $1,000. Anyone desiring further information about the Farmers Market Access Project or wishing to apply for the grants may visit

TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. THURSDAY 6/30 Dining with Diabetes Classes will be offered by The Ohio State University Extension Office in Brown County on Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 217 S. Main Street in Georgetown. To learn more about this informative class call (937) 378-6716. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:309:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, June 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY 7/1 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville will


COURT NEWS Property Sales


Gilbert W. and Sandra Jones to Sandra Jones, 6.07 acres in Byrd Twp., filed 6/16/2011 Jay D. Cutrell, trustee to John R. Fronkey, 5 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 6/13/2011 Donna S. and James P. Shannon II to John M. Etienne, 11.81 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 6/13/11, $45,000 Mary F. Gaffin to Brenda Ballinger, Lot 2126 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Eagle Twp., filed 6/15/2011 Mary S. Imbus, trustee to Mark and Terri Popovitz, Lot 2615 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 6/10/11 $95,000 Waynoka Property Owners Association to Shirley and Darrell Ferguson Sr., Lot 3623 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 6/10/11, $500 Erwin Gundrum to Carol Dean, Lot 2375 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 6/10/11 Joseph D. and Marilyn J. Brewer to Richard Frank Ziegler, Jr., filed 6/13/11, $120,000 Thomas and Nancy Bausum to Michael L. and Linda S. Current, 5/01 acres of land in Jackson Twp., filed 6/15/11, $13,750 Paul and Mona VanVooren to Mona VanVooren, Lot 1, Jackson Twp., filed 6/15/11 Stephen U. and Betty J. DeHass to Lewis C. and Eva E. Howell, Lot 3655 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp. Lawrence E. and Deborah L. Edmisten to Judy R. and Robert Miller, Lot 1152 and Lot 1153 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6/13/11, $3,200 Promised Hope LLC to Jennifer M. Jackson, Lot 1177 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6/15/11, $62,500 Jerry T. and Barbara L. Nolen to Randolph S. Martin, Lot 2094, Lot 2095 and Lot 2114 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6/10/11, $96,500 Northern Pine Properties, Inc., to Matthew Cook, Lot 590 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Jackson Twp., filed 6/13/11, $1,500 Michele Schurman to John H and Janet M. Buskey, Lot 1783 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 6/10/11, $45,000 Terry and Robin Perkins to 733 ULM LLC, Lot 733 and Lot 714 in Lake Lorelei Sub, Perry Twp., filed 6/13/11, $2,000 Brian and Allison M. Attinger to US Bank NA, 2.54 acres and 1.95 acres in Perry Twp., filed 6/13/11, $80,000 David J and Margaret M. Sheridan to David J. Sheridan, 5 acres of land in the Village of Fayetteville, Perry Twp., filed 6/16/11 Gordon Kibler and Fannie Mae to Harbour Portfolio VI LP, .53 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 6/16/11, $9,116 Darryl L. Clark to Linda Melakovich, 1.52 acres in Grant’s Landing Sub II, Lot 6, Pike Twp., filed 6/16/11, $38,000 Terra Verde Farms LLC to Angelo J. Santoro, outlot 49 B, in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 6/13/11 Eulalia and Robert Thompson to Becky J. McKinzie and Beth L. Bandy, 49.51 acres in Scott Twp., filed 6/13/11 Keli P. Selby and Gregory A. Young to Phillip L. and Patricia R. Fite, 5.01 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 6/16/11, $206,000 Mid Ohio Financial Service to Holden Rentals LLC, 1.23 acres in Sterling Twp., filed 6/16/11, $6,000 Charles, Alice and Michelle Houser to Alice and Michelle R. House, .75 acres in Sterling Twp., filed 6/16/11 Jon and Diana Faris and the Bank of New York Mellon, trustee to Adam and Evie Lindsey, Lot 16 and Lot 17 in German Addition in Union Twp., filed 6/13/11, $17,500 Jennifer Moffett to Jennifer Moffett, Lot 151 in Ripley Village, Union Twp., filed 6/15/11, Linda Lakes to Holly Fawn Kelley, Lot 1 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 6/16/11

Jennifer Lynn Marshall, 18, Decatur, unemployed to marry Adam Wesley Phillips, 23, Ripley, unemployed Tessah Yvette Porter, 20, Fayetteville, sales associate to marry Kyle Daniel Wells, 20, Fayetteville, US Marines Amanda Knauff, 28, Aberdeen, homemaker to marry Joshua Simmons, 31, Aberdeen, welder Trudy Jean Storer, 28, Mt. Orab, unemployed to marry Leonard Waverly Toles, 35, Mt. Orab, construction Kristen I. Burroughs, 28, Mt. Orab, paralegal to marry Daniel Paul Bell, 27, Mt. Orab, factory worker Leslie Ann Burnett, 24, Williamsburg, teacher to marry Drake Levi Williams, 24, Mt. Orab, teacher Kaitlyn Paige Girmann, 22, Hamersville, R.N. to marry Jacob Levi Farrell, 23, Hamersville, student Sara Nichole Rhoades, 25, Decatur, R.N. to marry Brian Chad Day, 25, Decatur, pipe welder Chassidy A. Carrington, 22, Sardinia, vision associate to marry Carl J. Arnold, II, 26, Sardinia, crew leader Kelly Ann Barthel, 22, Bethel, student to marry Nathaniel Lee Young, 24, Mt. Orab, farmer/mechanic Tarra Hopper, 30, Mt. Orab, surgical technologist to marry Bill Edward Mullinnix, 31, Mt. Orab, restaurant manager Rebecca Fetters, 41, Sardinia, R.N. to marry Lonnie Moran, 39, Ripley, service administrator

Probate Rosetta Barber, Mt. Orab, case #20111112, DOD 5/10/2011, filed 6/14/2011 Ray W. Denniston, Higginsport, case #20111114, DOD 11/5/2009, filed 6/15/2011 William Wallace Ferguson, Georgetown, case #20111110, DOD 12/8/2009, filed 6/13/2011 Margaret M. Sheridan, Fayetteville, case #20111109, DOD 4/25/2011. filed 6/13/2011 James William Sullivan, Georgetown, case #20111113, DOD 12/26/2010, filed 6/15/2011 Paul Charles VanVooren, Winchester, case #20111111, DOD 5/1/2011, filed 6/14/2011 Paul H. Zimmerer, Bethel, case #20111108, DOD 3/11/2011, filed 6/13/2011


Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Capital One Bank vs. Thomas Ross, case #20110552, filed 6/13/11, Action: other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Joseph Rohrich, case #20110553, filed 6/13/11, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA vs. Judy Blackburn, case #20110554, filed 6/13/11, Action: other civil PNC Bank, NA vs. Melea Frazier, case #20110555, filed 6/13/2011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA vs. Deborah Kaeding, case #20110556, filed 6/13/11, Action: other civil Discover Bank vs. Brenda Turner, case #20110557, filed 6/13/11, Action: other civil Eastern Area Specialty vs. Locust Ridge Nursing Home, Inc., case #20110558, filed 6/13/11, Action: other civil Katherine Cooper vs. James B. Cooper, case #20110563, filed 6/14/11, Action: stalking order Todd Adams vs. Jeremy Todd Ball, case #20110564, filed 6/14/2011, Action: civil stalking order Carrie Hargrove vs. Bonnie Keith, case #20110566, filed 6/15/11, Action: stalking order James G. Sellers vs. Ralph T. Moore, case #20110571, filed 6/20/11, Action: other civil Sharon Cahall vs. ABCAP Housing II, Inc., case #20110572, filed 6/20/11, Action: other civil Citibank (South Dakota), NA, vs. Karen Brown, case #20110573, filed 6/20/11, Action: other civil Wells Fargo Bank, NA, vs. George Saylor, case #20110574, filed 6/20/11, Action: foreclosures Discover Bank vs. John Mitchell Ratcliff, case #20110575, filed 6/20/11, Action: other civil DOMESTIC CASES Tina Whitacre, Fayetteville vs. Randy Whitacre, Fayetteville, filed 6/14/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Stephanie Adams, Mt. Orab vs. Todd Adams, Mt. Orab, filed 6/14/11, Action: domestic violence Nikki Cook, Georgetown vs. Stephanie Austin, Milford, filed 6/14/11, Action: domestic violence William Cooper, Fayetteville vs. James Cooper, Fayetteville, filed 6/14/11, Action: domestic violence Melissa Smith vs. Lloyd Fields, Georgetown, filed 6/15/11, Action: domestic violence Rene Dahlheimer, Fayetteville vs. David Dahlheimer, Ashburn VA, filed 6/15/11, Action: termination of marriage Amber C. McComas, Mt. Orab vs. Richard A. McComas, Fayetteville, filed 6/17/11, Action: termination of marriage James Creighton, Winchester vs. Amy Walters, filed 6/17/11, Action: domestic violence Tiffany Donley, Georgetown vs. Shawn Ross, Ripley, filed 6/17/11, Action: domestic violence

Brown County Agricultural Society Senior Fair Board will meet in regular session on Tuesday evening, July 5 at 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Church Homecoming at Freedom Fellowship Church in Hillsboro on Sunday, July 17. Homecoming activity will begin at 12:15. Entertainment and music by ‘Anointed hearts and The Master Sounds. The church is located at 7451 Pea Ridge Road. For more information call (937) 393-4223. Joe Myers Classic 5-K will be held on July 4, in Russellville. Registration at the Rambler Center begins at 7 a.m. with the Run starting at 8 a.m. For details contact Bobbie Sue Tibbe at (937) 377-4300. ‘A Walk in Gardens’ Tour, sponsored by the Georgetown Thyme Will Tell Herb Club will take place on Sunday, July 10 from noon until 5 p.m. Starting point is on the north side of the historic court house downtown square in Georgetown. Advanced tickets, $7. Cincinnati Classic Whiffle Ball Tournament, the first of its kind will take place on Saturday, July 23 at Miami Meadows Park in Milford. Proceeds from this event will help fund the numerous programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation. The event will include teams of 3 to 5 players who will compete for bragging rights as they play ball throughout the day, leading to the crowing of a champion by day’s end. For information on registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call (513) 721-2905. Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show will celebrate its 40th anniversary on August 12-15 in Georgetown. The event will include daily parades, tractor pulls, car show, cornhole tournament, horse shoe tournament, old-fashioned spark show and Anna and Milovan Beljin performing as well as The Legends. Admission is $5 daily. The event will be held at the OVAM showground, 8803 Winfield Road (intersection of St Rt 125 and Winfield. For more information visit or call (937) 378-4480. Boys/Girls Soccer Youth Camp will be held July 11-14 at the Western Brown High School Turf from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This camp is for 3rd through 8th grade students. The cost is only $30 due by July 1 or $35 after July 1. For more information contact Kyle Fender at (513) 317-8519. Harmony Star Charity Ride will be held August 27 (Raid Date September 10) will begin and end at the Mt. Orab Village Park followed with a picnic. Registration: Single rider, $15, Double rider $20, Lunch is only $7 per person and children under 5 are free. This event is sponsored by New Harmony Lodge #435, F&AM and Mt. Orab Chapter #514 OES. Donations go to the Cincinnati Shriners Burns Hospital. For more details call (937) 378-3677. ONGOING EVENTS Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892.

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

Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590.

Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining 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.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated.


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 1866-867-6892. 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. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-2560 or toll free at (877) 259-8598. **** Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularlyscheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.




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Hotshots honor veterans at Aberdeen Festival The Huntington Hotshot showed there support and respect to the Veterans, and those who are serving our country and keeping us FREE! The Aberdeen Festival Committee had a program to honor those who have fallen. Carl Curtis of Aberdeen, who happens to be the great grandfather of Huntington Hotshot Jw Curtis was also honored as the oldest WWII veteran there. This was a special honor for the Curtis family as Jw’s father, Jeremy Curtis and his grandfather, Steve Curtis played TAPS- (echoed) while they placed the wreaths at the memorial site. Great grandfather Carl placed the wreath in front of the monument while Fred Kragler placed the wreath in the river for those fallen at sea. THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO SAVE OURS !!!! Above left, Huntington Hotshots (sitting) Jw Curtis , Stevie Cooper, Nichole Mock, Standing - Lany Cooper (behind her is Katie Cooper) Cordell Curtis, (behind him is Jacob Mock) Mariah Howard. Above right, Oldest WW2 Vet Jeremy Curtis pushing his grandfather Carl Curtis, presenting the award was all three of his children .... Lynn Kragler, Steve Curtis, and Kay Marshall.

Huntington Hotshots announce schedule BY Jw Curtis Huntington Hotshots 4H Club News Reporter The Huntington Hotshots met at the Aberdeen Green Space for the June meeting. We had some old business to take care of. First was the T- Shirt order, we will be ordering Tshirts at the next meeting so you need to have the money and the order forms at next meeting. Demonstrations - you only have 2 more meetings to do the demonstrations so please make sure to pick a demonstration that fits the location of the

meetings. If you do not do one you will have to pay full price for the exibitors pass which is $20.00. The Longs Retreat Campout will be July 23 and the forms need to be turned in to Rick by next meeting, New business included Dept 7 judging will be July 21, 2011, the time or place will be announced If you would like to try to go to state you will be judged at this time also. but will be judged in September also. The club is selling drinks at the July 4 event - if you haven’t turned in the pop YOU NEED TO GET IT TO KATIE ASAP-


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responded, suspected ALB, and submitted a pupae sample for confirmation of a ALB discovery to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). On June 16, APHIS, along with representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, inspected the property and discovered adult beetles which were identified by APHIS as ALB on June 17. POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT If not controlled, the ALB could decimate maple trees in Ohio, impacting up to $200 billion worth of standing timber, adversely affecting maple sugar processors, damaging the state’s multibillion dollar nursery industry, and diminishing Ohio’s popular fall foliage season. The USDA Forest Service cites more than 7 billion board feet of maple wood currently standing in Ohio. Interested in Fish Farming? Saturday, June 25 will be the day to mark on your calendar if you are interested in Fish Farming. The program will be held at the OSU South Centers located just east of US 23 on SR 32 and Shyville Rd. The program begins at 10 a.m. For more information about this or the High Tunnel Tomato program on June 23rd you can call the

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South Centers at 800-2972072 or go online E-mail Lists????? Over the past few years I have compiled a pretty good size list of addresses for sending out information to producers. These lists consist of a tobacco list, a row crop list, beef cattle list, wine grapes, etc. There are several other lists, but these are the most used ones. I have not quit sending things out. However I have had several people tell me that they have not been getting mailings. I am not sure who is and who is not. If you want added to any of these lists, let me know by e-mail me at If you were getting mailings in the past and not currently, again let me know. Some things changed in my computers systems, and I will attempt to fix the situation, but I need to know who is not getting things that they want to receive. Also, please let me know when you change addresses. I get a few that come back saying that the address is not valid or that the mailbox is full. Local SOACDF Meetings Mark the dates on your calendar for upcoming meetings. Questions about the program can be answered by going on line at or by calling (937)-393-2700. • Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 2 p.m., Southern State Community College, US 62, Fincastle • Thursday, July 14, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., Southern Hills JVS, Hamer Rd., Georgetown




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GEORGETOWN- Quality built 5 yr. old brick w/approx. 2500 SF living space. 3 BR’s. 2.5 Baths. Great room w/gas FP & numerous Andersen windows. Solid cherry cabinets & granite countertops. NG Heat & CA. All appliances stay. Full, partially finished walkout basement. Rear deck leads to lower patio w/hot tub. Call for more details! Reduced to $279,900. WESTERN BROWN COUNTY - Vinyl sided home on 1.36 acre country location on corner lot. Some vinyl replacement windows & hardwood floors. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom. Full walkout basement. 2 Car detached garage w/overhead storage. Blacktop drive. Convenient location. Reduced to $87,000. RUSSELLVILLE COUNTRY - Very nice 3 BR, 2 Bath doublewide on 1.30 acres. Electric heat pump w/AC. Recently remodeled w/new roof, carpet & new windows. Blacktop drive. 2 Car detached garage. Situated on dead end road. Asking $90,000. HIGGINSPORT - Commercial Building w/high traffic count location. Nice sized building for retail, office space or other business ventures. 1280 SF (Per CH) Has central heat & air. Public utilities. 220 Electric. Asking $39,900. COUNTRY LOCATION - Attractive setting on 3.92 nicely groomed acreage. Newer brick ranch & large stocked pond. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Great room w/cathedral ceiling & WBFP. All appliances stay. Full walkout basement. Rear deck. No close neighbors. Landscaped. Call for a showing appointment today! Asking $153,900. RIVERFRONT LOT between Ripley & Aberdeen. Lot has concrete pad, electric & water. Shed w/shower & commode. Holding tank. Asking $45,000. Camper on property also for sale for additional $8,000. GEORGETOWN NORTH - Attractive 19.662 vacant acreage tract with large barn. Situated on a dead end road with over 950’ of road frontage. Great location to build your dream home & also great for animals. Active water tap near barn. Rolling terrain w/some trees. Asking $66,850.

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you need to sign up to work for at least an hour shift. Stevie Cooper did his demonstration on "How to Bait a hook" Nicole Mock did her demonstration on "Safety and how to throw fast pitch softball" Kaliee Fisher did her demonstration on "Safety and how to catch a fast pitch softball" The next meeting will be held at Washington Park Pool on July 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. Everyone is to bring a covered dish!!!!!!

Asian Longhorn Beetle You may or may not have heard about the recent find in our area. I first got the call last Thursday that they thought they had found this very damaging insect in Clermont County. On Friday, ODA made the official announcement that confirmed the find. There will be lots more information coming about the Asian Longhorn Beetle, but here is a brief factsheet that OSU Extension has put together. Amy Stone, who has worked with the Emerald Ash Borer situation for the past few years, put this together. This is worse than the Emerald Ash Borer. ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE: Fact Sheet The invasive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) grows, reproduces in, and kills deciduous hardwood trees such as maple, birch, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, elm, and ash. The ALB is from east Asian countries such as China and Japan, and is known to come into the U.S. in crates and pallets used to import goods from those countries. In addition to the just-declared Ohio ALB infestation, there are currently ALB eradication efforts underway in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. It has been successfully eradicated in Chicago. ALB DISCOVERY IN CLERMONT COUNTY On June 9, an alert landowner noticed three damaged maple trees in Tate Township, Clermont County. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry service forester



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Brown County Construction, located in Aberdeen, OH, is currently seeking a highly skilled asphalt Screed Operator. Individual’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to operating and controlling an asphalt paving machine. Candidates are required to have 2 years of experience working as a screed man and thorough understanding of all aspects of the paving industry. ODOT and/or KDOT work experience is a plus. Person must be very dependable and self motivated. Position requires a valid driver’s license. Company offers competitive wages and benefits package.

LYNCHBURG - 5 room, 2br, w/16x22 master bedroom w/master bath & walk-in closet, like new kitchen w/built-in dishwasher & microwave, utility w/half bath. Attached 1-car garage & located at edge of town, quiet neighborhood. $600/deposit & references. NO PETS! NICE COUNTRY setting in LYNCHBURG area. 3br brick ranch w/family room, 1-car attached garage. Gas high efficient furnace w/C/A. $700/deposit & references. NO PETS! Small barn & 1.25 acre of land - may negotiate price for 4-H project.

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BEST CHOICE Home Care: Mt. Orab, OH; Batavia, OH; & Hillsboro, OH is seeking qualified persons for Full-Time and Part-Time home health aides. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age or older, must have a high school diploma, or GED, or, 2 years work experience working with the elderly; must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and proof of auto insurance. Prefer STNA or HHA but will provide training if need be. Must be willing to travel to assignment and process a genuine love working with the elderly. Employment depends on a clean fingerprinting record. Wage and benefit package is based upon experience. For Mt. Orab & Batavia Applications: 937-444-7053 Open Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 8-4:30 Hillsboro; 937-840-9960 Open Monday through Friday 8-4:30.

PINE RIDGE Pine Village Residential Homes, Inc. now accepting applications, weekends to be expected. Direct care aides needed for individuals with Developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean background check and a High School Diploma/GED. Experience preferred, but will train. Apply in person @ 146 North Third St., Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. NO PHONE CALLS.

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DRIVERS: REGIONAL Flatbed 2 openings left. $2K Sign-On Bonus. Home daily. Full benefit package, CDL-A, 6mos. recent Flatbed experience, Hauling building materials. 800-992-7863 x160. MEDICAL ASSISTANT/SCHEDULER needed for busy Batavia GI practice. Hours are Mon., Thurs. and Fri. 9-5, Tues. 10-5 and Wed. 9-6. Please send resume to Cincinnati GI, Attn: Practice Manager, 2055 Hospital Drive Suite 325, Batavia, Ohio 45103. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!

SALES PERSON/ESTIMATOR Maaco, a progressive Body shop seeks an energ. Indiv. Prefer w/automotive exp. Good communication skills a must. Will train. Exc. earning potential. Mr. Saha 513-752-2720.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED $450 GEORGETOWN, 2-room apartment w/kitchen & bathroom, all utilities included, no pets, call & leave message at 937-483-4102. 1BR APARTMENT in Russellville, $350/rent, $350/dep. Water, sewage included, no pets. 937-725-4270. 1BR FOR rent by week, $150/dep., $150/rent. 937-618-0063. 2BR, BIG, has heat/a/c, washer/dryer hookup, nice property, call, it won’t last. 513-724-3951.

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

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

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

or call 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092 Ask about our student, senior & other discounts

MT. ORAB - 1br apartment at $495/mo. You pay NO utilities. 513-739-5550. 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 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.

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

SARDINIA - 2br, 1ba, C/A, stove/refrigerator, small yard, $450/mo., $450/dep., non smoking, no pets. 937-205-2934 or 937-444-2124.

GEORGETOWN: 1BR apartment w/stove, refrigerator, water/sewer furnished, no pets, $150/move-in fee plus $350/mo. 937-379-1351 or 513-767-5888.

SARDINIA - 3br, central a/c, no smoking, no dogs! $625/mo. plus deposit. Some utilities paid. Also small house $450/plus deposit. 513-309-4319.

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

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 2-HOUSES, 3BR, 2ba & 3br, 1ba, $650-$750/mo., CNE School district. 513-404-4543. 2BR HOUSE w/garage in Williamsburg. 937-444-2788. 3BR, JUST remodeled farm house in the country, (Southeast Clermont), secluded, nice yard, $650/$650. 937-378-3317. ABERDEEN,3br, 2ba, yard, nice neighborhood. Available July 15th, window a/c, $700/mo., $700/dep., call 937-392-4500 or 937-373-4883. FOR RENT - 3br country home, Fayetteville School District, new paint, carpet & windows, no pets, $600 plus deposit. 937-687-2306. GEORGETOWN Small 1br house w/large back deck, quiet neighborhood, affordable utilities, NO PETS, $475/dep., $475/rent. Call 937-379-2103. HOUSE FOR Rent, 2br, 1ba, W/D hookups, convenient location in Bethel Village, $600/mo., 1-month deposit, fenced backyard. Call 513-313-2247. HOUSE IN Greenbush, 3br, gas heat, $600/mo., $600/dep. 937-444-4090. MT. ORAB - 2br, 1ba, stove & refrigerator included, a/c, non-smoking, not pets, $450/mo., $450/dep. 937-444-2124 or 513-504-3368. RIPLEY - 2br, 1ba home w/appliances. No pets. $425 plus utilities. Deposit & references required. 937-515-1701. RIPLEY HOUSE - 4br, 1ba, $595; Ripley 2-family, 2br, 1ba, $395, some utilities included; Georgetown, trailer, 2br, 2ba, $425. 937-515-9758.

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

HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO, A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available. MEDICAL CALL CENTER COORDINATOR 40 hrs/wk - Milford Graduate from a Medical Assisting program required. Certification or Registry preferred. At least three years medical office experience desired. At least one year supervisory experience preferred. Experience with medical terminology required. PRN DENTAL HYGIENIST PRN hrs/wk - Mt. Orab/Seaman Graduate of an ADA accredited dental hygiene school and licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist by the Ohio Board of Dental Examiners. General operator’s license in Radiology required. One year experience as a Dental Hygienist required. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

NEWS REPORTER News Reporter wanted for weekly newspaper. Job duties include writing & photography. Ideal candidate needs to have writing experience and the ability to produce quality stories under deadline pressure. Working knowledge of Quark and layout experience a plus. Send resume, cover letter, and writing samples to:



SARDINIA - 2br house on a quiet street in town, all appliances furnished, wood floors, fenced in back yard, storage building, NO PETS, background check. $500/mo., $500/dep. Leave message 937-444-2923.

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

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BR MOBILE home, large yard, shed, pay own utilities. Please call 513-319-3424 or 937-379-1981. 2BR, 1BA, nice deck & yard in small park in Georgetown, no pets, 953 S. Main St., $400/mo. 513-876-3105. 3BR, 1BA on private lot, large front & back deck, no pets. 8244 Russellville Winchester Rd., $500/mo. 513-876-3105. BROWN COUNTY, 10 mins. off SR32, 18x80 3br, 2.5ba., C/A, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer furnished, outside storage building on 5-acres w/stocked fishing pond. $700/mo. plus deposit. No inside pets! Must have references. 937-288-2623. COUNTRY QUIET Cozy, 2br, 1ba, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer hookup, C/Heat & air, lawn building, near Bethel, renting now $600/mo. 513-310-0646 or 937-379-2277. FOR RENT - 2br mobile home, oil heat, $400/mo., $400/dep. 937-444-4090.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT AVAILABLE APPROX. 1,000sq. ft. shop building, half bath, small parking, Ohio Pike in Bethel, $450 plus utilities. 513-724-5104 UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 3br, 1ba, mobile home in Moler MHP, Mt. Orab, $5,000 OR BEST CASH offer. 513-313-5553.

MT. ORAB, 3br, 2ba mobile home, excellent condition, covered porch, shed, never smoked in, $8000 OBO. Call 937-690-9318.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 15 BEAUTIFUL acres located in Russellville, septic tank, electricity, woods, creek & wildlife, 500ft. road frontage. 937-680-5709 or 937-690-9059. Asking $45,000. 40 ACRES, mostly cropland, near Sardinia. Great location, only 1/2 mile north of SR 32. Seller Financing, 8% fixed interest rate (APR), no closing costs. Call Hurdle Land Co. 1-800-962-0697 or go to:

RIPLEY, MOBILE & camping spots for rent in mobile home park, $150/mo. Call 937-392-4500 or 937-373-4883.

Attn: Editor Clermont Sun Publishing Co. 465 East Main Street Batavia, Ohio 45103 or email to:

SPORTS REPORTER Sports Reporter wanted for The Clermont Sun Publishing Co. Ideal candidate needs to have writing experience and the ability to produce quality stories under deadline pressure, photography skills, and the ability to paginate.

Email resume to: Attention: SPORTS REPORTER 405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 5-ACRE TRACTS near Sardinia. Open and wooded areas. Great location, only 1/2 mile north of SR 32. For modular homes, log homes and houses. Seller financing at 8% fixed interest rate, no closing costs. Call Hurdle Land Co. 1-800-9620697 Go to:

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

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

410 - LEASE/OPTION TO BUY MT. ORAB near, 6-acres w/3br, 2ba, $700/mo. plus deposit. Also one-acre mobile home lots, $250 plus deposit.. 513-313-3387.

411 - MANUFACTURED HOMES FACTORY DIRECT Super Center. Buy direct from the manufacturer! Save thousands! 859-371-3386.

FIRST TIME Home Buyer...EZ Quick move in. Call to apply, 859-371-3366. OWN YOUR LAND??? ZERO DEPOSIT...Just come pick out your house! 859-371-2140. TOP DOLLAR for your trade-in! Call today 859-371-2166.

499 - LAWN & GARDEN 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.

501 - CHILD CARE CHILD CARE services in my Mt. Orab home, flexible hours from Mon.-Fri. for all ages, full or part-time. 513-312-8778 anytime. KIDS UNIVERSE Learning Center now enrolling for our summer programs. We have several fun programs starting with more coming. Enroll in the next 2 weeks and we will waive enrollment fee. 937-444-9383.





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RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Get ready for Spring Residential cleaning, 15 years experience, insured, references upon request. Call Kim 937-840-l8035

TANNING BED, Woolf system, Sunquest Pro, works, $200 OBO; Crossbow/Bowflex type, $50 OBO; antique armoire, make offer. 937-213-2060 or 937-444-1005.

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

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

600 - FURNITURE 2-TWIN SIZE Little Tykes race car beds, blue, $100, red w/storage, $150, Mt. Orab, 937-515-9013. NEW QUEEN pillowtop mattress set w/memory foam, factory warranty, worth $1100 must sell for $350.00. 937-515-6590.

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE 20-50HP USED tractors, used plows, discs, bush hogs, finished mowers. Price reduced on all 4, 5, 6ft. new 3pt. tillers. 937-402-0769.


701 - LOST AND FOUND FOUND IN Ripley, white & tan young female dog. Call 937-549-2340 or 937-892-0333 w/description of animal. LOST - Female Sheltie, 7mos. old, cinnamon color, left leg white, last seen on Boyd Rd., if found call 513-446-9991.

801 - MARINE 14FT ALUMINUM V-bottom w/trailer, 7.5HP motor w/trolling motor, all in excellent condition, $550 FIRM! 513-875-4646.

2006 HD Road King Classic, burgundy, lots of extras! $14,500. Call between 10am-10pm, leave message if no answer. 937-444-7717.


(513) 304-2280

Antiques, furniture, tools, gold, silver, coins, records, CD’s, DVD’s, household, appliances. “Almost Anything” 937-378-1819 513-348-5870

I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!!

We buy, sell & trade gold up to $1500. Silver up to $40/oz. Assorted metals up to $3.00. Lawn mowers & related items, all conditions, up to $250.00. Clear out that shed! Nuts, bolts, rusty stuff, metal, all kinds up to $3.00/lb. Time pieces, all kinds, clocks, watches, etc. parts & all related item. Jewelry & related boxes, hat pins, perfume, cosmetics, broken pieces, bring it all! Dan (I’ll buy that), Proprietor


613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES ADORABLE AKC Yorkie puppies, vet checked, wormed, 6wks. old, $500. Call 937-446-3556. Two males, POP. PUPPY FOR sale to the right home. AKC Registered Miniature Dachshund male, shaded red wire, born 5-9-11, vet checked, wormed, 1st baby shots, $300, POP, Phyllis 937-213-1125.

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

615 - MISC. FOR SALE AQUARIUM - 180 gallon w/cabinet, filters & heaters. $600. 513-460-1628. BEAUTIFUL WHITE Maggie Sottero wedding gown, size 8, never worn, $800 OBO Also, Chapel length veil never worn, $75 OBO For more information call:

937-515-2692 FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. POST & Beam Kit, 14ft.x16ft. Oak included frame, rafters, braces, etc. 6” thick wall over 9ft. high to top plate. Would make a fine shop, room, garage, etc. Other oak available 2”x8” tongue & groove pine flooring. Call 937-289-1040.



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

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


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


Office: (513) 474-3500

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

1272942- Winchester- Solid home on public water & sewer. 3BD, 1.5BA. Brand new roof. Home has been well cared for. Att. 1 car garage is finished w/opener. 20x34, 2 car garage oversized. Nicely landscaped. $89,900




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

Mt. Orab- Two story all brick Gold Medallion home! 5BR! More than 3,000 sq. ft. living area, corner location. Seconds from SR 32, minutes from Eastgate. This home boasts Two walk-out balconies. Hardwood, ceramic, flooring. Floor to ceiling beautiful brick F/P Family living on a two acre tract. Must see to believe. Call today for a personal showing! $189,747

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

Toss it, SELLIT. Call Classifieds (513) 732-2511

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

1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre Mini-Farm. Solidly built Ranch, well kept. 2BD, 1BA. 25x36 Log cabin w/stone FP & huge pot belly stove. 36x36 tobacco barn w/built in stall. Water outside barn. Fenced pasture. Hundreds of feet of road frontage. Close to SR32 on lightly traveled road. $125,000

Bob Lester

Cell: 937-213-0902 email:

Office: (513) 474-3500

Martine Wirthlin

Huff Realty The Lester / Wirthlin Team Selling South West Ohio Residential and Commercial SALES AND AUCTIONS We can also find a renter for your property

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

1999 MERCEDES ML 430, 149K, needs transmission work, otherwise good condition, well maintained, all options including tow package & moon roof, $3,900 OBO. 937-213-2060 or 937-444-1005.


Dominic Thomas




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

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Bert Thomas




1273113- Georgetown- Great location & condition! 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath w/MBR suite. Breakfast nook right off of the Kitchen area. Large front deck. One of the best deals out there with a wonderful scenic view. $79,900 1269358- Beacon Hill Sub-division - Beautiful all brick, w/coined corners, custom built home. 5 spacious Bdrms, 1st. floor master. 3.5 Baths. Solid oak 6-panel doors w/oak accents thru-out. Incredible detail inside and out. Xtra wide staircase to second level. Loft overlooking great room. $325,000


IGNS P 1260969OSTED Georgetown- Are you looking for 100+ multi-purpose acres with 3 separate homes and all utilities metered separately? The newer home is wheelchair accessable. 3BD, 3.5BA. 30 acres currently farmed with 64 acres in the woods the remainder mainly pasture. MUST SEE!! $499,900

Zoned Business- 457 W Main St., Mt. Orab - 4BR. Solid two-story frame w/ full finished bsmt. Impeccable condition! Perfect for your growing family or established / new business. Creek lined rolling yard, wrap around deck. Located Next to Rhodes Crossing. $139,000 1259128- Georgetown - 2 FAMILY- Best cash flow deal in town! Corner location for this duplex on public water & sewer. 1 & 2 bdrm. Equipped kitchens, Washer & dryer hook-up. Huge walk-in attic. $36,900



1270287- Beacon Hill Subdivision - First Offering! 3 BD, 1.5 BA. Beautiful Ranch in Beacon Hill Sub. Built by local well known builder Lloyd Dunn. Well kept with only one owner. Very unique floor plan for ovsd. kitchen. Located on a short culde sac. Quiet & convenient location. $99,900


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

1263287- Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. Totally transformed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compace pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $109,900





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


1273562- Winchester - Stop looking & own a slice of heaven. 3BD, 1BA. 16+ lush acres w/unique home. Your very own private retreat! Immaculate! Great room is enormous. Family rm has a walk out. Creeks, 3 ponds, woods, tranquility. Wraparound decking, upper deck & covered porch. $219,900




1272235- Felicity- This is that deal everyone has been looking for! Living room boasts beautiful hardwood floors & stone faced fireplace w/stone hearth. Wonderful solid oak cabinets & island in the bright/cheery kitchen. Carpet in bedrooms like new. $69,900




Beacon Hill Subdivision - Immaculate. Look no further. This 4BR ,3 Full BA, finished bsmt. home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Open foyer, formal L/R and D/R, eat in kitchen, family room, 1st, fl. B/R, MBRsuite, full lengthdeck, fire pit area, invisible fence, beautifully landscaped. $234,500




1259346- Mt. Orab- 3 BD, 2BA. Turn the key & move in! Brand new furnace, A/C, California Berber carpet. Vinyl flooring, countertops & dishwasher. New beautiful kitchen cabinets & windows. Two 12x10 sheds in excellent condition. What are you waiting for? $72,000

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




Lake Waynoka - Enjoy all of the amenities of the lake as you reside in this well built house situated on 2.5 acs. Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA! Absolutely ready to move-in. Full finished bsmt, lanai, Part fenced yard and fully equipped kit to name a few. $149,900

Cheaper Than Rent! 3 Bd Rm Ranch on almost 1 acre in a country setting but close to town. This home needs some cosmetic updating but is in good condition otherwise. Oversized detached garage, appliances stay, water tap has recently been installed. MLS#1251783 $64,900 New Listing! Opportunity for full sized 2 story home w/ full basement @ Lake Waynoka. Lg corner lot, basketball court. Subject to seller's lender's approval. MLS#1273668 $129,900

Commercial Lots Georgetown - Prime commercial acreage. Purchase lots together or separately. Excellent prices with endless possibilities! *4.560 Acres with frontage on Mt. Orab Pike & Hamer Rd. MLS#1261521. *8.300 Acres with frontage on US 68 & Mt. Orab Pike. MLS#1261513. *36.90 Acres with frontage on US 68 & Mt. Orab Pike and Ingress/Egress Easement from Hamer Rd. MLS#1261517.


Mike Kirk, Broker Jim Bridges

308 Liming Farm Rd., Mt. Orab


3.0L V6 Engine, 62K, 18 city/24 highway, loaded, stone leather, heated seats & mirrors, power moon roof, sat radio, 6-disc CD/MP3, dual climate control, remote keyless entry, fog lamps, roof rack, back up sensors, clean, mainly highway miles, beautiful SUV, $16,000. Call 513-218-5955.

Tracy O'Hara


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

901 - SALES 2-FAMILY YARD Sale (Moving Sale for one family). Many great items. June 30th & July 1st, 9am-6pm, 170 Douglas Circle, Georgetown. GARAGE SALE - Fri. & Sat., 9am-5pm, July 1st & 2nd 113 Heritage Blvd., off West Main past WBS, Little Tikes car, slide, toys, Misses women’s and children’s clothes, DVD’s, VHS, linens, dishes, entertainment center, shelves, puzzles, books, household items, Betty Boop collectibles, Shirley Temple movie collection, rain or shine. GARAGE SALE - June 30th - July 2nd, 9am-5pm, 5230 Upper Five Mile Rd. East. Clothing adult-infants, boys & girls, shelving, desk & school desks, set of china & other, pictures, candles, cookbooks, etc., charcoal grill, weedeaters on wheels, riding toys & misc., Barbies, lots of misc. YARD SALE - July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10am-6pm, 14025 Todd Run New Harmony Rd. Household items, dishes, games & misc. items.

901 - SALES GARAGE SALE - June 30th, July 1st & 2nd at 1219 Gray Rd., 2-miles from Sardinia, off SR 134. Men’s new dress shirts, 15 1/2-17 1/2 & ties, over 50 T-shirts & button down shirts, dress & work pants size 40 & 42W-30I, uniform shirts L, pants 36x29, Youngstown kitchen cabinets, Andersen storm windows, 1985 312-8 riding wheelhorse mower w/blade & tire chains. MULTI-FAMILY YARD Sale, July 1st-4th, 9am-5pm. Clothes, infant girl & adult men & women, furniture, Stampin-up sets & misc. items too numerous to mention, 17134 Minnick Rd., Mt. Orab.

YARD SALE - July 1st & 2nd, 10am-5pm, 2110 SR 321. Old, new items, small antiques, record albums, tools, household items. Lots of misc. items. Everything goes! YARD SALE - July 2st, 2nd & 3rd, 2768 Tri County Hwy. (across from the Bible Baptist Church in Mt. Orab). Too many items to list, daily 8am-4pm. YARD SALE - June 24th, 25th, 26th, 10am-5pm, 5559 Tri-County Hwy. Misc. items, sewing machines (3), quilting material, clothes, lost of extras.



“We Shine Above The Rest”


The Brown County Press - Sunday, June 26, 2011 - Page 21




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The Band Perry will perform on Friday.

Matthew West will perform on Thursday.

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Easton Corbin will perform on Saturday.

Hillsboro Festival of the Bells announces exciting entertainment lineup BY Brandy Chandler Contributor


The Hillsboro Festival of the Bells committee is anticipating a weekend of hot summer nights of music, food and family fun in the streets of downtown Hillsboro. June 30-July 2. Committee president Michael Bradford and entertainment committee chairperson Rick Williams have announced the entertainment headliners The Band Perry, and Easton Corbin, with the Thursday Christian artist Matthew West. Williams said The Band Perry, who will perform during the Friday night show, is a band of two brothers and a sister, whose song "If I Die Young" has been certified platinum and hit

S.A.T.H. Car Show at the ‘Bells Hillsboro’s Festival of the Bells will be holding its annual Car and Bike Show on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the old Hillsboro High School parking lot next to the Scott House. All proceeds benefit Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped (S.A.T.H.). Registration is $15.00 and is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Trophies to Top 50, dash plaques for first 100. Awards at 3 p.m. For more information call Linda at (937) 393-1094 ext. 131 or Mary at (937) 393-8550.

number one on the Hot Country Songs charts, according to the band website. "I saw them at the Kentucky State Fair, and I was very impressed," Williams said. "I had the same feeling about them as Lady Antebellum. And we all know what they've done in the last two years since they were at the festival." During the 53rd Grammy Awards, Lady Antebellum's hit song "Need You Now" took home five awards, including song of the year. The Band Perry was nominated for a Grammy for best country song for "If I Die Young." They are also up for several Academy of Country Music Awards, including top vocal group, song of the year and single record of the year. Williams said the band's concert T-shirts list tour dates and will include Hillsboro in the list. "That's something that doesn't happen every year," he said. "Brad Paisley did it, and Rascal Flatts did it. It's a nice souvenir to have, and we get a cut of the profits." Williams said Saturday night headliner Easton Corbin is being touted as "the next George Strait." Corbin's song "Roll With It," according to Williams, had originally been written for Strait. "George didn't record it for whatever reason, and then Easton Corbin got it, recorded it and made it a number one song." Corbin's song "A Little More Country Than That" also hit number one in 2009. At the 2010 Academy of


Country Music Awards, Corbin was named breakthrough artist of the year, and "A Little More Country Than That" won best music video by a new artist and best single by a breakthrough artist. "It's going to be a great time in downtown Hillsboro," Williams said. "We were lucky to get the artists we did this year." The Thursday night show, sponsored by the Hillsboro Ministerial Association, is now

in its sixth year. Matthew West is known for such songs as "The Motions," "Only Grace," and "You Are Everything." Last year's concerts with Jason Michael Carroll and Justin Moore each brought in crowds between 10,000 to 12,000, Bradford and Williams said, while the top night of festival history remains the Emerson Drive/Taylor Swift concert in 2008 when there were 18,000 to 20,000 people.

In addition to the main stage concerts, Bradford said there are several other new additions to the festival this year, including "The Whip Guy," Chris Camp, who performs stunts using a bullwhip. He has made appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and has been featured in the "Guinness Book of World Records" and "Ripley's Believe It Or Not." "He performs tricks and demonstrations, like taking a

volunteer from the audience and from 25 feet away slicing off a piece of a cigarette in their mouth with a bullwhip," Bradford said. Williams said there will be old favorites, such as the outhouse races and the human tractor pull, along with other local artists. The annual parade will also be held on Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to

Sardinia Elementary PTO awarded $5000.00 Molina Healthcare Grant for Warrior Walking Trail Project In the fall of 2009, the Sardinia Elementary PTO began a two year, $15,000 fund raising campaign to install a half mile walking trail and habitat centers around the perimeter of the new Sardinia Elementary School campus. During the past two years, the parents, students, teachers, and staff have successfully held numerous events and fundraisers, including two Warrior Walk-a-Thons funded by a grant from Ohio Action for Healthy Kids. This past spring, the PTO submitted a Community Wellness Grant application to Molina Healthcare of Ohio detailing our plans for the Warrior Walking Trail and how it would benefit our students, teachers, staff, and community. On Monday, June 13, the Sardinia Elementary PTO was presented a check for $5000.00 from Molina Healthcare of

Ohio to be used for the construction of the Warrior Walking Trail. The project was selected because it shares Molina’s vision of providing affordable access to activities that promote family fitness and wellness. Upon receipt of this generous grant, we have exceeded our fundraising goal and will begin the construction phase of the Warrior Walking Trail this summer. The PTO would like to say “Thank You” and express our deep appreciation to all of the businesses who made donations, students, parents, teachers, Mr. Mike Bick, Mr. Alan Simmons, Mr. Bill Mullins, the Eastern Local School Board of Education, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids, and Molina Healthcare. Your support, time, encouragement, and donations have made this dream possible for our kids and community.

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Pictured above, left to right are Mrs. Leona Fannin, Sardinia Elementary PTO President, Mr. Mike Bick, Sardinia Elementary School Principal, Mrs. Jehona Preza, Molina Healthcare Community Outreach Coordinator.


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Members of the Sardinia Fire Department work to contain a Nitrogen solution spill on State Route 32 near Schweighart Road on June 20. Accord...

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