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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 no. 49

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hensley: ‘I didn’t kill John Carpenter’ Joseph Hensley says he didn’t kill John Carpenter and he’s prepared to take his chances with a jury. Hensley sat down for an exclusive interview with The Brown County Press at the Clermont County Jail on July 13. The 45 minute conversation covered a number of topics, including allegations by Hensley that he is being “set up” for the Carpenter murder and that he is being punished for recanting his testimony during the trial of Dallas Tincher last January. “That man was alive when I left him that morning”, Hensley said of Carpenter. Hensley was arrested in April of 2010 for the murder of Carpenter. Carpenter was shot once in the back of the head in his Aberdeen home. His body was discovered

by the daughter of his girlfriend when she came home from school. Dallas Tincher was arrested along with Hensley and Hensley’s girlfriend, Sarah Clemens. All were originally charged with Aggravated Murder and faced the death penalty, until Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little filed superceding indictments. Clemens ended up pleading guilty to Obstruction of Justice charges in July of 2010 and was sentenced to three years in prison. The charges were reduced as part of a plea bargain that Clemens would testify against Hensley and Tincher. Clemens currently has a motion before Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler for release after one year in prison, which was also part of her plea bargain. Tincher was convicted of hiring Hensley to shoot Carpenter, and was sentenced

in March of 2011. Hensley struck a plea bargain to with Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little to testify against Tincher in exchange for a recommended sentence of 15 years to life in prison and removal of the death penalty. Hensley testified during Tincher’s trial that he shot and killed Carpenter at Tincher’s direction. Hensley said during the interview with the Press that he was fitted with a “shock strap” on his leg before leaving the Brown County Jail. He said he was instructed to “say what he was supposed to” on the witness stand and if he didn’t, “someone will be there with a finger on the button.” Hensley said that a deputy stood against the back wall of the courtroom as he testified and that “his hand never left that button.” Brown County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy John

Wright being moved BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Ohio Division of Wildlife Officer Allan Wright is being reassigned to duties “outside of Brown County”, according to ODOW Chief David Lane. He said Wright’s transfer to the ODOW Xenia office should be effective “within the next couple of weeks”. Lane said he is making the move, which he referred to as a lateral transfer, out of consideration for Wright’s family. “His kids are getting picked on in school because of his situation, and whatever the outcome of that, his kids are innocent”, Lane said. The “situation” Lane is referring to is an investigation into Wright’s actions that has been ongoing since April of 2010. Lane said Wright is currently working as a Wildlife Officer because he’s not facing any charges and is innocent until proven guilty. “If an investigation shows that he did something wrong, I’ll take care of it”, Lane said. “This process sooner or later will work itself out and we’ll deal with it.” Wright was suspended in April of 2010 along with five other Division of Wildlife employees after an investigation by the Ohio Inspector General’s Office. The others included Division of Wildlife Chief David Graham and Assistant Chief Randy Miller, who are both now retired. Human Resources Administrator Michele WardTackett, Law Enforcement Administrator James Lehman and District 5 Manager, Todd Haines were also suspended and remain employed by the ODOW. After a five month long investigation the IG Office


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Schadle flatly denied that any such action took place. “Hensley was fitted with a shock belt, which is standard procedure when an inmate with a history of violence is present in court”, Schadle said. Schadle said that Hensley was not in shackles or handcuffs while he testified and the shock belt was in place to maintain control over him. Schadle said it would be impossible to shock Hensley to try and control his testimony because such a shock “would knock him out of the witness stand and it would be extremely obvious to everyone.” Tincher was originally scheduled to be sentenced in January, but less than an hour before the sentencing, Tincher Attorney Gary Rosenhoffer received a letter from Hensley recanting his confession that he killed Carpenter. As a result, Rosenhoffer CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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hensley is shown here during one of his hearings in May of 2010.

Possible steps discussed to dissolve the Village of St. Martin in Perry Twp. By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

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oDoW officer allan Wright is being transferred to Xenia

found that Wright let Eric Vaughn, a friend of his from South Carolina, use his Ohio address to obtain a resident hunting license in 2006. The IG report says “This act resulted in producing a fraudulent hunting license and deprived Wildlife of additional revenue. Additionally, Officer Wright checked in the deer killed by Eric Vaughn, producing another false document when Wright listed his home address as Vaughn’s address on the harvest report.” Vaughn is a South Carolina Wildlife Officer. He saved 106 dollars by paying 19 dollars for a resident permit instead of 125 dollars for a non-resident one. The report continues, saying that Wright's superiors "ignored the criminal violation of falsification and decided to handle the violation with an administrative investigation." State law requires state employees to report possible criminal activity to the proper

authorities. Instead, Wildlife administrators classified Wright’s violation as a “Failure of Good Behavior” and issued him a verbal reprimand. The IG report continued, saying “Wildlife administrators said they never recognized or considered Wright’s actions could be criminal.” The conclusion of the Executive Summary of the IG report states “We find Officer Wright committed an act of wrongdoing. We also find that Wildlife administrators committed wrongful acts or omissions by failing to properly investigate Officer Wright.” Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little made the decision to indict Wright and those above him in the Division of Wildlife after receiving a copy of the IG report. “They ignored criminal activity and tried to sweep it under the rug”, Little said in April of 2010. CONTINUED ON PAGE ???

BCGH taking steps to improve patient care BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press It’s a new day at Brown County General Hospital. That’s the attitude from staff members who are a little over a month into the transition to ownership by Southwest Healthcare. Now that the sale is complete, Chief Executive Officer Joan Phillips said it’s now time for employees to roll up their sleeves. “Our efforts now are going to be building what the community needs as far as servic-

es. We are here to be a part of the community and to provide the services they need”, Phillips said. BCGH is in need of a few more people to provide those services. Despite hiring a number of patient care staff members, the “help wanted” sign is still out. Case Management Director Danielle Richards said the hospital is looking to hire nurses who can do it all. “We want to build a staff of full time nurses that are cross CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

It could be the end of an era for residents of the Village of St. Martin if the auditor of the State of Ohio follows through with plans to dissolve the village either voluntarily or by action of the Attorney General. According to Brown County Budget Commission member Doug Green, the Village of St. Martin has been an ongoing concern for the county. St. Martin is located in Perry Township in Brown County, just over one mile from state Route 50, near Fayetteville. It’s land area is approximately 1.16 square miles with a population of less than 100. “As I see it,” said Green, “the number one issue is that no one will run for office in the Village of St. Martin. There hasn’t been a mayor voted in since 1998.” Green said “The village does have a fiscal officer, Sue Spradlin, but with no council or mayor, her authority has its limits.” During the July 13 meeting of the Fayetteville Village

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this sign at the corporation line of the Village of St. Martin might soon be a memory if the village is dissolved by the attorney General’s office.

Council meeting, a letter was presented to council from the Brown County Prosecuting Attorney, Jessica Little. The letter was also sent to Jay Cutrell, solicitor for the

Village of St. Martin, Cecelia Potts, solicitor for the Village of Fayetteville, the Brown County Commissioners and Green. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Village of Sardinia receives restitution from former clerk/treasurer, convicted of theft By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Residents of the Village of Sardinia can finally put the past where it belongs, according to Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough. Bumbalough told council at its July 11 meeting that the village had received a restitution check for $10,000 from Julie Shannon. Shannon, the former village clerk/treasurer, was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of three felony charges of tampering

with records, theft in office and identity theft in February 2010. Shannon was also ordered to pay $9,675 to the Village of Sardinia, which took place between July 1, 2006 and January 10, 2008. “We received this check for $10,000 from that Shannon ordeal,” Bumbalough stated. “Now this should end that whole fiasco. We can put it behind us. I’m glad that it’s over. Karen (Miller, fiscal officer) has deposited the check so now lets move forward.”

In other actions at the meeting, council approved the purchase of the old boarded up motel that sits directly in the middle of the village. “We will use $20,000 from our ‘Revitalization Grant’ money,” said Tim Mock, village administrator. “The only issue at this point is, the current owner still owes $24,188 on the property and he said he won’t take more that a $700 loss. “That means the village has to come up with the other $3,500 to make up the differCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Brown and Adams counties declared disaster areas after Spring flooding BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press President Obama late Wednesday signed a disaster declaration for Ohio tied to severe storms and flooding between April 4 and May 15. Brown, Adams and Clermont counties are among

the counties eligible for assistance. A preliminary damage assessment report prepared for the Federal Emergency Management Agency lists 3.2 million dollars in flooding damage in Brown County and almost 1.4 million dollars worth of damage in Clermont

County. With the declaration, federal funding becomes available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit groups on a costsharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storms and flooding.


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Mt. Orab Village Council voted unanimously to annex two pieces of property into the village, during the July 12 council meeting. The first annexation was of 156.559 acres of vacant land owned by William and Lisa Lucas, James Lucas and Patricia Lucas, trustee. The property is located north of state Route 32 to Bardwell West Road and south of state Route 32 to Greenbush-Cobb Road, which is west of the existing corporation line. The property will be zoned CBD (Central Business District). Council also approved the annexation of 2.003 acres of land owned by Charles L. and Dorothy A. Boothby located on Oakland Road which borders the corporation line and

the property of James. E. and Tabatha L. Patterson. The property will be zoned CBD. Council also approved a resolution to change the wording on a replacement levy which will be on the November ballot for the purpose of providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications and other equipment used directly in the operation of a police department or the payment of salaries of permanent police personnel. The 4.0 mill levy is a replacement of an existing levy. The changes to the wording was at the request of the Brown County Board of Elections and was unanimously approved by council. Council also approved a recommendation by Fire Chief Lisa Reeves to change fire department staff classifications for Eric Nethero who

has completed his paramedic training program and should have his status changed to Paramedic Firefighter and paid-per-call firefighter. Reeves also requested that Bradley Jones have his status changed to paid-per-call firefighter since he has successfully completed his level 1 firefighter course. Council unanimously approved the changes. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford passed out copies of the bids submitted to the village for the construction of new restrooms for the village park. J.D. Stine, P.E. and Associates, Inc., consulting engineers set an estimated cost at $78,000 for the project. The following bids were submitted to the village: • Kramer & Feldman, Inc., bid $92,594; • D.A.G. Construction

Company, Inc., bid $78,000; • Tom Clifton Construction LLC bid $75,000; • Cornerstone Development Inc., bid $133,393. At the recommendation of village engineer J.D. Stine, Tom Clifton Construction was approved by council to do the project, pending providing proper insurance certificates and performance guaranty. Bids for commercial and industrial street improvements ‘Project Phase 2’ were also reviewed by council. The Phase 2 Project is a 90 percent/10 percent project, where the Village of Mt. Orab will pay 10 percent of the project which began in early spring. The next phase will include two layers of blacktop on Brooks Malott Road, parts of Main Street north and south of state Route 32, some turn lanes, blacktop on Main street

Winchester Police make three drug busts Chief Greg Caudill of the Winchester Police Department sent out the following information regarding three recent incidents. On July 9, Caudill initiated a traffic stop on State Route 32 (SR 32) in which he came in contact with Angela Spires, 21, of West Union. During the stop, he found that Spires had on her three syringes of what is believed to be heroin. Spires had two juveniles, ages 2 and 4, in the car with her along with James Mikey Spires, 32, of West Union, and Brian Long, 37, of West Union. During the investigation, Caudill learned the syringes had recently been used to inject heroin. The contents of the syringes will be sent to the BCI&I for testing, and the case will be forwarded to the Adams County Prosecutors Office for review. The next day, July 10, Caudill stopped Jonathon Straight, 21, of Peebles, on a

traffic stop on SR 32. During the stop, Caudill located prescription medication and six marijuana plants, approximately 3 ft. tall, that were being cultivated as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia. He also found two small juveniles asleep in the back seat where the marijuana plants were found. Straight has charges pending at this time. And on July 14, Caudill said that the Winchester Police Department and the Adams County Sheriffs Office, with assistance from the Peebles Police Department, served a search warrant at 41 Sugar St. in Peebles. The Winchester Police Department had conducted a drug investigation that led to methamphetamine being sold from the residence after working with the Adams County Sheriffs Office, and a search warrant was issued by the Adams County


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Portions of OH-125 near G’Town to be closed for four days at end of July A culvert replacement project has been scheduled on state Route 125 in Brown County, and the route will be closed for four days later this month. Working in conjunction with the village of Georgetown, maintenance forces from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Brown County facility will be replacing two deteriorated culverts located at the 10.37 and the 10.26-mile markers, respectively. The project site is situated immediately west of Township Road 268 (Dr. Faul Road) and east of Race Street, near Georgetown’s eastern corporation limit. The route will be closed at approximately 8 a.m. Monday, July 25, and it will remain closed through the end of the business day Thursday, July 28, or until approximately 4 p.m. Completion of the project will be contingent upon the weather and, while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. 68 and S.R. 774. For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other relat-

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The Village of Mt. Orab annexes property, fire house construction to resume

Bids for the completion of the new Mt. orab Fire Station will be opened on Friday, July 15, and construction will continue on the project.

at Boyd Road, resurfacing several smaller streets and new guard rail and a bridge at Hughes Blvd. Council received bids from Brown County Asphalt Company for $309,813, from Brown County Construction Company for $333,546 and from Barrett Paving Materials for $358,779. The contract was awarded to Brown County Asphalt Company. In other business at the

meeting, Mayor Lunsford will attend a meeting on Friday, July 15 to finalize the contract for the completion of the new fire house. “We’ll be opening bids this Friday,” Mayor Lunsford told council, “ It will be good to finish all that up.” Council also approved changes on Grant Street and Route 68 where five lots and part of a vacated alley will basically be re-platted and turned into two lots.

Suspect arrested by Sherriff’s Office for vehicle and boat theft Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that at approximately 11:55PM on July 6, 2011, Deputies were dispatched to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a traffic stop where the subject ran from a vehicle on foot near White Oak Street in the Village of Higginsport. Shortly thereafter, a subject residing near Olive Street and U.S. Route 52 in the Village of Higginsport contacted the Brown County Communications Center to report that a male subject knocked on their door asking for clothing. The male subject was nude and stated that he had ran from the police and lost his shorts. Upon arriving at the residence, Deputies located the suspect and took him into custody. The vehicle the suspect ran from was a 2011 GMC pickup truck with a boat and trailer valued at $53,000.00. Deputies obtained information that the truck and boat had been stolen by the suspect from a residence on State Route 756, near Felicity (Brown County). The suspect has been identified as:

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George Perkins, 24 years of age, from Main Street, Felicity, Ohio Perkins was charged with felony Theft and Breaking and Entering, and was transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center where he remains in custody awaiting arraignment on the charges. Sheriff Wenninger stated that two citizens provided information on the suspect’s whereabouts and would like to thank them for getting involved and helping law enforcement locate the suspect.

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Ripley Fire Department and Brown County General Hospital joining forces to ‘Answer the call for the cure’

The Ripley Fire Department is used to answering calls, but this one is a little different. The department is joining forces with Brown County General Hospital for an event called “Answering the Call for the Cure”. The event is a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. “Everyone in the community helps us out when we need it and this is a way to reach out to people in the community who are suffering from cancer. We’re trying to help everyone that helps us”, said Justin Germann of the Ripley Fire Department. He also encouraged everyone in the area to attend the event, which is set for Saturday, Sept. 10. “Come out and have fun. We’re looking for volunteers to come out and help us.” The event will include a two hour “Zumbathon, a 5K walk/run, 18 mile and 10K bicycle races and Breast Cancer Education events. The cost is twenty dollars, and participants are asked to register by Aug. 10. Those who register will receive a t-shirt, food and refreshments and be able to participate in a post-event raffle.

For more information, go to or call (937) 392-4737. The first five hundred dollars for the event came from Brown County General Hospital on July 13. CEO Joan Phillips said events like this one fit right in with the direction that Southwest Healthcare wants to go in Brown County. “We believe healthcare is a team approach. Our desire is to work with the community to provide the best healthcare possible and the chance to work with the Ripley Fire Department was very exciting for us.” Phillips added that the fire department can count on more than just a donation. “We’re looking forward to getting out and participating in the event. Our staff and administration will be there to help.” She said that representatives from the hospital will be at the event to pass out information on cancer screenings and to help answer help answer questions anyone may have about breast cancer. Phillips also said that Brown County General Hospital is part of a grant program from the Susan G. Komen Foundation that helps provide cancer screenings for low-income patients. She said the hospital is


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representatives from the ripley Fire Department and Brown County General Hospital stand by the Digital mammography machine at the hospital following the check presentation. (from left) rick eagan, Joe Hedges, Justin Germann and matt Bradford from the ripley Fire Department, BCGH CeO Joan Phillips and BCGH representatives rob snyder, ryma Bielkus and Larry tyrrell.

standing by with their digital mammography machine, which is the latest in cancer detection technology. “If you need a screening and don’t think you can afford it, please call us”, Phillips said. “We may be able to help.” People needing more information can call the Radiology Department at Brown County General Hospital at (937) 3787500. More information can also be found online at

State accredits Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been accredited by the State of Ohio for the quality services and supports it provides to people with disabilities. An accreditation certificate has been issued to the Board by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities on June 28, 2011. The comprehensive state review was conducted earlier this year. The accreditation review is very rigorous and thorough process and takes

nearly six months to complete. A team of surveyors from the Department of Developmental Disabilities reviewed all areas of county board operations including personnel administration, services and support and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the county board. The results of the review found that the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities achieved substantial compliance with minimum standards and subse-

quently obtained a 3-year period of accreditation. County boards are often given at a minimum of nine months notice to prepare for the review. The preparation of an accreditation review requires many staff hours and a great deal of coordination between programs and departments. The administrator and staff of the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities should be commended for their efforts.

Extending thanks and appreciation Each June is a special time for our Agency as we have the opportunity to publically thank the many individuals and groups who help support our programs and services for seniors and those with disabilities in our ten-county region. This formal extension of our appreciation takes place at our Annual Appreciation Brunch held at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Friends Center in Portsmouth. This year, we welcomed more than 250 attendees and recognized many individuals and groups who make it possible for our Agency to provide assistance to a number of individuals in our ten-county district. Soon, a formal news article will be released to local media outlets that will include more detail regarding the special event, but as a part of this month's column, I wanted to share a special "thank you" once more to those who were recognized. First, the recipients of our "William A. Jenkins Award," which is named in memory of William A. Jenkins, a native of Gallia County, who helped build the aging network in southern Ohio through the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7). Our Agency presents this award annually to an outstanding contributor to the southern Ohio aging network. This year, there was no question as to who the award should go to

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- our AAA7 service providers who help us provide home and community-based services to the consumers throughout our ten-county district. Our Agency providers were especially outstanding this year specific to advocacy efforts surrounding our state budget. Without the help of our providers, our advocacy efforts would not have been as successful, and without solid funding available for home and community-based services, our seniors and those with disabilities would not have the fair choices they deserve regarding long-term care. Additional recognitions that took place during the event included: • AAA7 Ombudsman Volunteers • Art Show Volunteers and Winners • Outstanding Seniors from Each County • Local Individuals Recognized by the Ohio Department of Aging • Community Service Award (American Red Cross) • Partnership Award (Law Enforcement Officers Across our Counties) Thanks to these individuals

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Afton Church sponsors free Family Fun Day The Afton Wesleyan Church invites you to our Family Fun Day on July 16 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be free food, free games, free inflatables, and free candy. The church is located at 2940 Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, Oh. (1/2 mile from the East Fork Lake Entrance) All are welcome!



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Washington, D.C. update from Senator Rob Portman U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) delivered a speech on the Senate floor focused on the need for substantial spending reduction in order to decrease our deficit and grow the economy. Portman believes excessive spending, not a lack of tax revenues, is the main cause for our long term economic problems and any plan to solve our debt crisis needs to address this main issue. “Until we get the fiscal house in order, it is going to be very difficult to get the economy moving. On the budget, let’s be clear. The long term problem is from soaring spending, not falling revenues…even if we keep current tax rates…those tax revenues will be well above that historic average.” *** “The point is not that we want to go into default, I hope nobody does…but…once you max out on the credit card, and you try to get a higher line of credit, you ought to look at your underlying problem, because if you don’t, you’re going to get right back into the financial problems you’re in.”

rob Portman *** “Serious times demand serious work. I was pleased when the Senate came together to cancel this week’s scheduled recess because we should be here. We pledged to return to Washington and to confront these economic challenges we talked about and the budget problems we face and I supported doing that…but this has not been a serious effort.” *** “President Obama talks about getting involved and showing true leadership. But to be honest, he hasn’t stepped up to the plate…the best example would be his own budget…it was unanimously rejected 96-0.” *** “Having tax rates chase this spending is not the solution. It won’t balance the budget. Moreover, it will not spur this sputtering economy…it won’t

employment," stated Portman. "While we hear continued rhetoric and promises of a new focus on jobs from the Obama Administration, we have not seen the commonsense actions needed to get our economy really going again. The answer doesn't lie in more government spending; Washington has already tried that. "There is a better way to get Ohio and our country working again, but it will require the Administration to realize that more regulations, more spending and higher deficits have failed to turn this economy around. Instead of biggovernment approach to health care, regulations and our fiscal crisis, a strong economic recovery and lower unemployment will require new, pro-growth policies like those we've offered as part of the Senate Republican JobsPlan.” ended Portman, who recently drafted the plan as a way to jump-start our economy. Rob Portman is a member of the United States Senate from Ohio.

ural resources. In addition, House Bill 133 stipulates the steps by which Ohio can make leases that allow for gas and oil production on land under the jurisdiction of state agencies. These important initiatives will expand investments in our local economies and widen the job pool of Ohio residents. In economically trying times, the state government must find innovative solutions to alleviate the financial strain felt by Ohio’s families. Making use of what is right in front of us and what is right under our feet should be the right of all Ohioans. As gas prices rise, other expenses simultaneously increase. For instance, our citizens end up paying more for food because the cost of transporting these products is directly related to fuel costs. Families fighting to make ends are further marginalized by this situation. I believe that House Bill 133 provides a viable answer to Ohio’s funding problems. We face an uphill battle to combat the soaring price of energy sources. The legislation allows Ohio to help itself. We need common-sense solutions that don’t involve tax raises or reliance on outside, limited funds. Through smart bills like this one, Ohio can help the middle class and enrich our state economy.

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Paying the price for putting off an important task I had the honor of interviewing and writing about Mt. Orab businessman and World War II veteran Tony Niemeyer in the June 12 edition of the Press. On July 3, he passed away, four weeks to the day after we talked. He was 91 years old. The last time I saw him was when I delivered some copies of the paper to him three weeks before he died. He said “Sit down, young man!” and we chatted a bit. We had spoken for about an hour and a half during the interview the week before and if he wanted to talk a little more, I was happy to comply. After a few minutes of conversation, I shook his hand and left. Had I known it would be the last time we would speak, I would have stayed longer. Early on in the interview the week before, he asked me “How much do you know about World War II?”

Wayne Gates, editor I told him that I enjoyed studying World War II history and that I am a veteran of the United States Navy. He nodded his head in approval and seemed to open up a bit more upon hearing that. Niemeyer told me that he had never spoken about his war experiences before to anyone outside his family. When I told him I was honored to talk to him, he just waved a dismissive hand in the typical modesty that genuine war heroes seem to possess. Niemeyer was drafted in 1941 and didn’t return home until 1945. During that time,

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work to get us back to work.” *** “I understand that some of my colleagues have their own approaches to this. That’s fine, let’s have the debate…there are numerous proposals to balance the budget, reform entitlements...we have too many important issues. Let’s stop fiddling while Rome burns.” ### Portman Statement On June's Unemployment Report After the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics report today showing that the unemployment rate again increased to 9.2%, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (ROhio) noted the report is more than simply statistics, it is families that continue to struggle. "These are more than just disappointing numbers, these are families who continue to struggle to find the opportunities they need to make ends meet, and even these numbers don't paint the full picture. There are millions more who have given up searching for a job, or are working part time while trying to find full time

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he fought his way across the Pacific against the Japanese as commander of a flamethrower tank battalion. Think about that for a minute. This man was in a tank that was belching flame at Japanese soldiers, at the very front of the front line. His tank was a constant target, in battle or at rest. During the day, the tanks were a constant target because the Japanese were desperate to kill them. Niemeyer spoke of having to sleep under the tank treads to prevent the Japanese from crawling underneath the tanks in the middle of the night to sabatoge them. Niemeyer won a Silver Star for climbing a cliff with a firehose on his back, exposed to fire, so he could use it to squirt Napalm on Japanese soldiers entrenched on a ridge. He also won the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts, after getting hit by enemy gunfire three times. We often hear the cliche “The horrors of war” bandied about. But Niemeyer told me things about the fighting that I couldn’t put in the paper. It was that bad. By the time 1945 rolled around, Japanese and American soldiers were killing each other without mercy or remorse. It was some of the most brutal fighting of the war. Near the end of the interview, I asked Niemeyer again about people like him being labeled heroes. I got a lump in my throat when he gave me this reply. “I have enough faith in the American people to think that many of them today would do just what I did if the situation called for it. I believe in

America." Three weeks after the interview, I thought of Mr. Niemeyer again and decided to write him a personal note. It sat on my desk unmailed for a few days as other tasks took my attention. While driving to work, I remembered it and vowed to take it to the post office during lunch. When I arrived at work, I found out that Tony had passed away the night before. Sometimes you pay a price for putting things off. Since I can’t mail it to him, I’m going to publish it here. “Mr. Niemeyer, Thank you once again for talking to me about your wartime experiences. It was an honor to talk with you. I appreciate your willingness to look back on what must have been a difficult time and to deal with any unpleasant memories I had a part in resurrecting. You fought hard and well against an enemy who would have not treated you with any humanity at all if you had fallen into their hands. Put simply, you and your comrades in arms did what needed to be done. You left your family, endured constant hardship and danger. When you returned home, you faced a difficult readjustment. I would like to sincerely thank you for what you did over 60 years ago to preserve the freedom that my family enjoys today.” Those sentiments apply not only to Tony Niemeyer, but to every veteran who has ever faced the enemy on the field of battle. Thank you all. The article on Tony Niemeyer can be found at under the “News” tab. It is titled “A Warrior looks back”.

My grandmother once tricked me into eating snapping turtle, she told me it was beef. Amanda Kincaid, Williamsburg

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My husband shot a bear in Canada, and he brought back the meat. It wasn't bad. Peggy Lingrosso, Felicity



One of my favorite features of Ohio is its diverse landscape. From Cleveland to Cincinnati, our state boasts urban centers as well as rural, agricultural communities. As a resident of Brown County, I harbor a special appreciation for the open spaces and fertile regions of rural Ohio. In the midst of the rich soil and rolling hills of these areas is an abundance of state-owned public lands. Every Ohioan can celebrate all that our state has to offer simply because of the vast array of terrain. Within these public lands, there is a wealth of natural resources that could benefit our citizens immensely. Currently, however, the state is not taking full advantage of their potential. Our state government needs to look for new and inventive ways to manage our assets and protect our citizens from future tax hikes. Making use of Ohio’s resources can help to reverse the funding predicament that we find ourselves in today and provide alternatives to increasing the tax burden. The recently passed House Bill 133 will ensure that the people of Ohio can benefit from the natural energy stores that dot the state landscape. To accomplish this task, the legislation creates the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission. This government entity will speak for the interests of the public by guaranteeing that public land managers have license to develop their lands. The legislation will provide avenues to expand Ohio’s manufacturing base through cultivation of our nat-



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Mt. Orab neighborhood enjoys watching night flowers bloom each evening

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this row of Nicodemus flowers grows at a home on home Street in Mt. orab and are enjoyed by everyone who sees them.

Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary conducts annual meeting The Brown County General Hospital Auxiliary will conduct its Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers on Monday, July 18, at 1:00 PM in the hospital’s Executive Conference Room. This meeting is also the kick-off of the Annual Membership Drive.

All who are interested in attending this meeting are welcome. Refreshments will be provided by the hospital’s Dietary Department. Anyone who is interested in joining the BCGH Auxiliary should contact Teri Baumann at BCGH at 3787712.

Local road construction to be done during July The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or road closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For additional weatherrelated travel information or road construction and maintenance projects throughout the state, visit, All work will take place during daytime, business hours Monday through Friday only unless otherwise indicated. Districtwide: A districtwide guardrail replacement project has begun on various routes, and contractors will be replacing rail at various locations throughout the eight-county region as weather permits. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in at least one lane and with the use of flaggers as needed. The scheduled completion date is September 30, 2011. Adams County: S.R. 348 is closed between the 4.0 and 5.0-mile markers for up to 180 days for a pair of bridge replacement projects. The project site is located at the 4.94-mile marker and Cedar Mills Road. Throughout construction, traffic will be detoured via S.R. 125 and C.R. 18 (Blue Creek Road). The scheduled completion date is September 30, 2011. Contractors will be chipsealing S.R. 125, between C.R. 5 (Weaver Road) and C.R. 18 (Blue Creek Road), in early July. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a rolling operation and with the use of flaggers. Motorists are advised to use additional caution and to reduce their speed in the work zone. All work should be completed by July 31. Brown County: C.R. 4 (Hamer Road) will be subject

to daytime closures as part of a resurfacing project between Georgetown and C.R. 24B (Tri-County Highway). Throughout construction, Hamer Road will be closed to traffic during daytime hours when and where crews are at work, and motorists will be detoured locally by way of U.S. 68. At all other times, the road will be open, and traffic will be maintained. C.R. 21 (White Oak Valley Road) will be closed by midJuly at T.R. 32 (McCall Road) for a bridge replacement project. While the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via U.S. 68 and C.R. 83 (Smokey Row Road). The scheduled completion date is July 31, 2011. Contractors will be chipsealing S.R. 125, between Russellville and the Adams County line, in early July. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a rolling operation and with the use of flaggers. Motorists are advised to use additional caution and to reduce their speed in the work zone. All work should be completed by July 31. S.R. 123 is closed for a bridge replacement project at the route’s 2.22-mile marker, between C.R. 46 (Glady Road) and T.R. 103 (Schefsky Road). Throughout construction, traffic will be detoured via U.S. 68 to Midland to S.R. 28 at Blanchester to S.R. 123 in Clinton County. The scheduled completion date is August 31, 2011. S.R. 131 is closed for a bridge replacement project at the 3.28-mile marker, approximately two miles east of U.S. 50. Throughout construction, traffic will be detoured via U.S. 50 and U.S. 68. The scheduled completion date is August 31, 2011. S.R. 221 is reduced to one lane due to a slip. Crews will be working throughout the


Since early June, neighbors living on Home Street in Mt. Orab gather together in Wanetta Dunn’s yard at 9 p.m. to watch her Nicodemus plants gracefully open their beautiful yellow flowers before their very eyes. Dunn has always just called the flowers the ‘Nine O’clock Plants, but their real name is the Nicodemus plant or Oenothera, the evening primrose. The Nicodemus plant got its name from the Bible. The story of Nicodemus is told in the third chapter of John, verses 1-20 of how he only went to see Jesus at night and didn’t want anybody to see him. “A cousin of mine gave me some of his seeds from his Nicodemus plants about four years ago,” Dunn explained. “He had raised them for about 10 years in Tennessee. “For what ever reason, last year they didn’t bloom, nothing at all, but this year they started blooming the first of June.” Dunn described the occurrence as fascinating to watch.

“Between 9 and 9:30 each night these tiny little buds begin to quiver,” she said with a smile, “you can actually watch them moving. They begin with a bud, about four inches long. Then they slowly open up into a beautiful yellow flower by 9:30.” Dunn said all the neighbors have been over to watch the phenomenon. The flowers are favored by both moths and bats attracting them mainly by scent. They are very fragrant. Nicodemus flowers are very bright in color and come in glowing shades of yellow and white. “The flowers stay in full bloom all night long,” she added. “Then in the morning around 8 or 9 a.m. they begin to drop off the plants. They look barren all day, then right at 9 at night, they start all over again. We have over 100 flowers every night.” Dunn said she has given away hundreds of seeds and enjoys showing off her pictures of her plants.

summer to make permanent repairs, and traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. S.R. 286 is closed for a bridge replacement project at the route’s 3.40-mile marker, between C.R. 104 (Fivemile West Road) and C.R. 78 (Malady Road). Traffic will be detoured via U.S. 68, S.R. 131 and U.S. 50. The scheduled completion date is August 31, 2011. A drainage and slide repair project is under way on S.R. 763, between S.R. 41 and C.R. 31 (Martin Hill Road), and the route is closed. Traffic will be detoured via S.R. 41, U.S. 52, T.R. 307 (Flaugher Hill Road) and C.R. 31, and the scheduled completion date is September 15, 2011. U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane near T.R. 573 (Three Mile Creek Road), between Ripley and Aberdeen, for a slip repair project. Traffic is being maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals, and the scheduled completion date is August 31, 2011. U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane between Aberdeen and the BrownAdams County line for a slide repair project at the 22.64mile marker. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals, and the scheduled completion date is November 15, 2011. U.S. 62/68 is reduced to one lane in each direction for a bridge rehabilitation in conjunction with a four-lane resurfacing project. The bridge is located between Gardner and Hartman roads, just north of Ripley. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a minimum of one, 12-foot lane in each direction. The scheduled completion date for all work is October 31, 2011.


Highland County: A county road guardrail project is under way, and crews are working on various county roads as weather permits. One lane of traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work. A county road resurfacing project has begun, and contractors will be paving various sections of Sharpsville Road, North Shore Drive, Taylorsville Road and Anderson Road. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers when crews are at work, and the scheduled completion date is August 15, 2011. During mid to late-July, contractors will be chip-sealing S.R. 124, between S.R. 506 and S.R. 41 at Sinking Spring and from S.R. 41 to the Pike County line, as well as S.R. 753, between U.S. 50 at Rainsboro and C.R. 25 (Paint Creek Road). Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in a rolling operation and with the use of flaggers. Motorists are advised to use additional caution and to reduce their speed in the work zone. All work should be completed by July 31. S.R. 771 will be closed at the 3.41-mile marker the week of July 11 for a culvert replacement project. The project site is located just south of C.R. 11 (Bridges Road), and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 28 and U.S. 62 at Leesburg to S.R. 138 at Hillsboro. The scheduled completion date is July 15.

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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Members of the Fayetteville Village Council discussed, at length, all the many delinquent water bills in the village during its July 13 meeting. A recommendation was made by village administrator Bob Campbell to decrease the time allotted to pay a water bill from 45 days to only 30 days or possibly less. Campbell explained that about 90 percent of the residents always pay their bill on time, but the other 10 percent are consistent late payers.


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“We’re sending out at least two letters to these delinquent accounts every month,” Campbell said. “Then we warn them that their water will be turned off. “I was thinking maybe if when we send out the bill the bill says right on it that they have 10 days, or 15 days or even 30 days to pay the bill, maybe we would have better luck.” Village solicitor Cecelia Potts said there was no reason the payment time couldn’t be changed as long as proper procedure was followed. Mayor Bernie Vilvins advised Campbell to design a

new bill with the new information stated right on the bill and bring it to the next council meeting for a vote. Police Chief Randy Carson told council that his departments new radar unit was complete and that new Goodyear tires that had been purchased for one of his cruisers had to be sent back. “We’ve had to have them balanced a couple of times,” Carson said, “The tires are brought through the state purchasing program and I’m sure they will be replaced and they’ll take care of it. Carson also said a couple of the air conditioners in the

cruisers were not working well and may need some hoses, because they seem to have plenty of freon. Council talked briefly to Potts about the upcoming July 18 meeting with the Brown County Commissioners, the Brown County Budget Commission, and the solicitor for the Village of St. Martin, Jay Cutrell in regard to the dissolution of St. Martin. Potts said she would certainly be in attendance of the meeting and encouraged council members to attend.

WBHS Possible steps discussed to Class of ‘96 dissolve the Village of St. reunion set The Western Brown High School class of 1996 will be Martin in Perry Township holding their 15 year reunion CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 The letter from Little included the following information; “I would like to advise you that on behalf of the Brown County Budget Commission, I sent a letter to the Auditor of State to ask them to review the status of the village of St. Martin as a legally active and constituted political subdivision. “It is quite possible that ultimately the Village of St. Martin will be dissolved either “voluntarily” or by action of the Attorney General. ....Dissolution of the Village could directly impact the boards and council because due to any unpaid taxes may be collected after the surrender of corporate

powers and all moneys or property remaining after the surrender belongs to the township...” “We’ve never really experienced anything like this before,” Green said. “The way it is now, there is no political jurisdiction at St. Martin. So at the end of the year, as Brown County Auditor, the village is showing a negative balance.” Green said the process may not be a quick one. “There will be very specific procedures we have to follow in order to put those residents back under the jurisdiction of the Perry Township Trustees.” A special meeting has been set for July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Perry Township Hall located on Route 50 to discuss the issue.

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Harold L. Gould, 69 Harold L. Gould, 69, Batavia, died July 7, 2011. Harold was born Feb. 2, 1942 in Hamersville, to Russell and Violet (Wilson) Gould. A graduate of Hamersville High School Class of 1961, he went on to become a pipe-fitter in Local Union 392, retiring in recent years. An avid outdoorsman, Harold enjoyed hunting and fishing. His passions were riding his Harley Davidson and tinkering in his workshop. He is survived by his loving wife Judy, his 4 children and their spouses; Becky (Gould) and Chris Dunn, Bret and Isabela Gould, Tracey (Gould ) and Jeff Girard, Shelley (Gould) and Jon Beard, Stepchildren Shari Gould and Tammy Pfadenhauer, 16 Grandchildren and 3 brothers Stanley, Terry and Gary. Services were held Saturday, July 9, 2011 followed by interment in Confidence Cemetery, Georgetown. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.


Willadeen (Spaw) Davidson, 84 Willadeen (nee Spaw) Davidson, 84, Hamersville, died Saturday, July 9, 2011. She was born Nov. 10, 1926. She is survived by her daughter Wanda (Robert) Hurst and granddaughter Erin Ledonne. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Sidney Davidson. Services were held Thursday, July 14, 2011 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. Memorials may be made to The Galilean Children’s Home P.O. Box 880 Liberty, KY. 42539. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Age 78 of Dayton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, July 7, 2011. He was born on December 4, 1932, on a farm near Buford, Ohio, to Ray and Hester E. (Brown) Waites. He was the last of six children born to that union of which five survived while an infant brother, Glenn, passed away. His parents; two brothers; Granville and Herschel; two sisters, Edith and Leona; and many nieces, nephews and friends, all preceded him in death. Clyde is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine (Roehr) and their two children, Mark (Helen) and Martha Kaye (David) Frisby; along with six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many special friends including the staff at Rogers’ Funeral Homes. Clyde loved pastoring, people, and loved to laugh and to make people laugh. He often said that he never had any question that God had called him to the ministry and testified that he could see God’s footprints from his earliest memories. He would want to be remembered as being “In Christ for Salvation, Security, Service and Forever.” Clyde would want us to thank everyone for every kindness shown to him and those he loved. Clyde was the Pastor of the Drexel Church of the Nazarene from September 1968 until his passing. A Celebration of Clyde’s life was held at Drexel Church of the Nazarene, 5607 Lorimer St. Dayton, OH 45417, with District Superintendent Doug Van Nest officiating. Interment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton or the Drexel Church.

Janet Elizabeth Parrish, 69 Janet Elizabeth Parrish, 69, of Georgetown, Oh, died Sunday, July 3, 2011. She was a retired factory worker. She was born Feb. 12, 1942 to the late Louis and Helen Martin (nee Bucker). She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Lee Hill, Marylou Bray and Tanya Winkelbach. Survivors include her children, Charles Keith Jr., Kim Mospens, Donald Keith, Michael Parrish and Lisa Moore, brothers, Skip and Richard Martin and sister, Janie Martin, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, July 7, 2011 with Pam Henderson and Joann Childers speaking for the family. Interment took place at New Harmony Cemetery, Williamsburg. The Mahan Funeral Home, Williamsburg, served the family.

Margaret ‘Marge’ Krody, 70 Margaret "Marge” (nee Robertson) Krody, 70, Bethel, died Sunday, July 10, 2011. She was born Feb. 22, 1941. She is survived by her husband William D. Krody; daughters Sheri (Keith) Luke and Laura (Mike) Mirakian; and grandchildren Josiah, Jeremiah and Rebekah Luke and David and Noelle Mirakian. Services were held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Bethel United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Tate Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 W. Plane St. Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Randy Dean Fulton, 50 Randy Dean Fulton, 50, Ripley, died Friday, July 8, 2011. He was born March 29, 1961 in Maysville, KY the son of Larry Fulton of Ripley and the late Mima (Simpson) Fulton. He was also preceded in death by his grandparentsLane and Julia (Castle) Simpson and Eugene and Alberta Fulton and his father in law, Jeff Tackett. He was a self employed route salesman, ending his career with Husman Potato Chip Company. Randy also worked as an insurance salesman, was previously employed by the Pepsi Bottling Co. in Ripley and G & W Distributors of Maysville, Kentucky. He was a member of the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, where he enjoyed playing on the church softball team. Through the years, Randy enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, softball and had a passion for coaching youth sports. He also enjoyed traveling with his family on many trips to the Smoky Mountains. Randy is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Missy (Tackett) Fulton of Ripley; four children - Eric Fulton and wife Nicki, Justin Fulton and girlfriend Brittany Bennington, Austin Fulton and wife Maria and Paige Fulton, all of Ripley; six grandchildren Jersey, Carson, Jordan, Journey, Braiden and Danielle; one sister - Sonja Benjamin and husband Ray of Ripley. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley with Rev. Clark Castle officiating. Interment was at the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Randy Fulton Memorial Fund at Citizen‘s Deposit Bank, 104 Main Street, Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Frank Nehus, 79 Frank Nehus, 79, Tiffin Township in Adams County, died Monday, July 11, 2011. He was born Sept. 4, 1931 in Tiffin Township. He was a former employee of The B & O Railroad Company in Dayton and a former employee of the Adams County Highway Department in West Union. He is survived by his wife, Vera E. Smith-Nehus of West Union; step-daughter Gemma K. Fields of Winchester Township; step-son-in-law Glenn Fleshman of Winchester Township; two sisters, Margaret Chinn of Cincinnati and Katherine Rice of Bethel; two step grandchildren, Christine Wright of Bell Vernon, PA and Lisa Michael of Winchester Township; five step-greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, July 15, 2011 at Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union. Interment was at Kirker Cemetery in Liberty Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

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Glennda F. Cake, 54, Mt. Orab, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Glennda was born on Feb. 13, 1957in Cincinnati, to the late William G. and Laura E. Lee. She was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Keith Lee. She was the beloved wife of Ron Cake, Mt. Orab, loving mother of Laraina Holder of Texas, Rebecca Cake of Anderson Township, and Christina (Bob) Carmen of Amelia, affectionate grandmother of Brianna Carmen; caring sister of William A. “Butch” (Mary) Lee of New Orleans, La., Minnie E. (Kenneth) Fisher of Winchester, Robert E. (Heidi) Lee of Louisiana, Shirley A. Bell of Mt. Orab, William J. Lee III of Florida and Laura E. (William) R. McMullen of Mt. Orab, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Mrs. Cake was an employee of Dualite Inc. for 17 years and was a graduate of Western Brown High School Class of 1976. Services were held Sunday, July 10, 2011 followd by interment Mt. Orab Cemetery, Green Township, Ohio. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Greg E. Bechdolt, 63, Hillsboro, died Thursday, July 7, 2011. Mr. Bechdolt was born December 25, 1947 the son of Robert Bechdolt and the late Jean Mae (Haucke) Bechdolt in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife Diana Bechdolt of Hillsboro; one son, Matt Bechdolt and wife Hope of Sardinia; one sister, Maureen Detrot and husband Elwood of Hillsboro; one niece, Kayly Detrot of Sevierville, TN; three grandchildren: Morgan Holden, Meghan Holden and Wyatt Bechdolt. Services were held Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home in West Union with Craig McDaniels officiating. Burial was at the Freeland Hollow Cemetery with military graveside services by the Adams County Honor Guard. The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

The Rev. Bobby Keith Covert, 76 The Rev. Bobby Keith Covert, 76, Mt. Orab, died on Sunday, July 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Emma T. Butler Covert; daughters Sandra Lynn (Robert) Covert Taylor, Laura Jane (Jerry) Covert Evans, Dorine Louise (Paul Jr.) Covert Robbins, Dawn Marie (Darrell) Covert Kennedy and Phyllis Janay (DeWayne) Covert Brown; son Ernest Stanely (Carla) Covert; 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, great grandfather and foster great grandfather of 15. He was also survived by his brother Fred Hudson Covert as well as by multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters Caro Belle Covert Barger, Nora Jane Covert Owens and Laura Ruth Covert Brandon; and brother Evertt Benjamin Covert. Services were held Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. Interment at Laurel Cemetery, Monroe Township, OH. The Evans Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.


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Tony Dotson, Jr., 22, Mt. Orab, died Sunday, July 3, 2011. He was born Feb. 24, 1989 in Georgetown the beloved son of Sherry Lynn DotsonHolland of South Lebanon, and Tony Dotson Sr. of Williamsburg. He was the loving brother of Cindy McQuitty of Blanchester, Billy Bays of Loveland, and Christian Dotson of Bethel, caring uncle of Ciara, Payton, Morgan and Taylor; cherished grandson of Larry and Jossie Sillett of Goshen, dear cousin of Larry Dotson of Mt. Orab, affectionate nephew of Kathy Moore, Penny Boyd, Billy Dotson, Theresa (Gene) Dotson, Johnny Dotson and Carol Tacker; also survived by many cousins, family and friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Ruth Dotson; and two uncles, Marty Dotson and Jessie Mullins. Mr. Dotson was a graduate of the Blanchester High School Class of 2007 and a student at UC Clermont. He enjoyed the outdoors, loved his family and loved music, computer games and hanging out with friends. Service were held Saturday, July 9, 2011 followed by interment in Mt. Orab Cemetery, Green Township, Ohio. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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Tina Lynn Kaesheimer, 47, Russellville, died on Friday, July 8, 2011. She was survived by husband, Jeff Kaesheimer and sons Eric Kaesheimer and Kevin Kaesheimer; sisters Harlene, Tammy and Patty; and brothers Michael, Randy and Rodney. She was preceded in death by her parents Newell and Lyda Dillon and Barbara Lakes her son Jeffrey Kaesheimer. Services were held at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Darlene McCall Herrell July 22, 1946 - July 17, 1988 She’s watching down on the ones she loves We feel her presence near. We’ll always remember the things she did to let us know she cared. The light from the candle she carried Guide our wondering feet today. Our lives have been better and richer For this light along our way. Missed by: Eileen & Vicki McCall Mr. & Mrs. Greg Moore Mr. & Mrs. Cameron McCall Danielle Sword & Family Priscilla Moore & Family Alma McCall & Family Jocelyn Robinson & Family


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THE BIBLE Ladies and gentlemen, we are living in a day where we are in a strange situation. We are seeing the prophecies coming to pass which concern the return of Jesus Christ. In the book of Luke it states: “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot...” “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” We now have a law passed in the schools of California that boys do not have to be called boys and girls do not have to be called girls. They can dress whichever way they prefer. There was a Canadian family who recently had a baby and said that they were not going to tell anyone what gender it was. They said on the news that they were going to let the child decide whether it wants to be referred to as a boy or a girl. I thank God for men who are men and women who are women! A child needs to know the difference but pretty soon it might be hard to tell. Listen parents. Take your time to raise your children right. Love your children, discipline them; teach them. Train them up in the way they should go and help them all you can. They will need all you can do for them to get them through this life in a Christian manner. This world is getting deeper and deeper into this neutral gender teaching. There is a new revised Bible which is gender neutral. We Christians do not concur with such ideas at all. The Southern Baptist has come out against it and are recommending that their bookstores remove all of those books out of their stores across the country. This is a new NIV, owned by Mr. Murdock, who also owns much of our news media, including FOX News. It’s his Bible! People, we need to get back to God! In the book of Luke there is a parable about a certain man who had two sons. The younger one who got himself into trouble had enough sense to repent of his actions. The older one didn’t. In Luke 15:21 it tells us: “And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight...” That is a big admission. This parable represents mankind. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We all have done things that we should not have done. The younger son in this parable got himself into a situation that was not desirable. He was a

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH give-me boy! Verse 12: “And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.” Notice the word, “them”. However, because of space, I want to concentrate on the younger son. He did not want to wait for his inheritance and his father, being a very gracious man, did not argue. It says: “...And he divided unto them his living.” Verse 13 states: “And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.” There are many young men and women who just cannot wait to get away from home to be on their own. It is human nature as this parable shows. However, it is wrong to be wasteful and this young man was wasteful, reckless, careless and sinful. People, young and old alike, can fall into the same category. We have gotten so far away from decency and morality and into immorality that we have almost become as the movies are. The riotous living, cursing, swearing, indecency, homosexuality and immorality of the movie industry are being played out by the American people. I think it is a pitiful situation. It is a disgrace and a curse upon a nation as wonderful as our nation! It took a great depression in the land to bring the young man in the parable to his senses and to turn from his sinful ways. What is it going to take to bring our people to their senses? What is it going to take to bring the Amercian people back to God? God the Father would be just as willing to forgive this people as the father in the parable forgave his son, if only they would turn back to Him. He is still a merciful and forgiving God but time is running out! We are living in days very similar to those of Noah and Lot.

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School is still in for teachers in the Eastern Local School District The last day for students was June 1 and the last day for staff was June 2, but several staff members in the Eastern School District took advantage of a professional development opportunity close to home. Through the Warrior PRIDE grant, two sessions of professional development were offered at Eastern High School. On June 15-17 teachers, principals and paraprofessionals participated in the Quality Tools, Quality

Classrooms workshop. The workshop provided strategies that have been tested and really work in the classroom. Some of the strategies included building themes, three big rocks, goal setting and the issue bin. All of the Eastern staff members were motivated and on board to take what they learned in this class and implement the ideas next school year. On Friday afternoon, the building teams developed action plans and will continue

to meet and develop these plans over the summer so that we can have a successful roll out in August. The Eastern staff members who attended are: Valerie Krentz, Mike Bick, Lori Belcher, Dennis Riedel, Peggy Vance, Pam Hardyman, Paula Hughes, Susie Paeltz, Diana Helbling, Amy Rau, Alana Mason, Jennie Clark, Angie Hauke, Angie Bunn, Renee Huff, Beth Hauke, Carolyn Clifton and Dara Andrews.

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Eastern teachers pictured developing their action plan (L to R): Dara Andrews, Peggy Vance, Renee Huff, Michelle Koehler, Carolyn Clifton, Beth Hauke and Paula Hughes.

Out and about with Red Oak Mary Well, evidently the “Bless U Honda mobile” got tired of running the roads. Thursday evening about a mile from the house she decided to make a sound that scared me because it sounded as if the rear-end had dropped out but praise the Lord, and Hallelujah, we made it home. This was after a day long trip around the hills of southern Clermont County. She is now in the car hospital and I am still awaiting the news of her condition. **** Sincere sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Randy Fulton. The Salisbury girls have been friends with many generations and branches of the Tackett, Simpson and Fulton family trees, nearly since the beginning of time. Randy is like family not only to us but to many as he always kind and sweet and had an endearing smile. What another great loss the world has suffered. **** Speaking of the family tree, I have been working diligently going through my paperwork and notes attempting to get my Family Tree program into order. Somehow there was a great confusion, and it appears that I may have lost a bit of information, so, please if you have given me family tree information in the past and have not seen that information in the birthday and anniversary list please call me at (937) 392-4261 or email redoakmary21@hotmail or **** Brown County Singing Convention will be held at the Living Church of Five Mile **** The second Mayor's Summer Songfest will be held Saturday, July 16th at the beautiful Ripley park located behind the post office. This park is a true asset to Ripley. This free sing will be held in conjunction with the opening of the Farmer's Market on South Main Street. You are welcomed to bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. **** The Adams County fair opens the 17th. More information can be gleaned by going to or by calling (937) 217-1522. **** I alluded to the fact that we were roaming Clermont County hills last Thursday, but did you know that just up from historic Point Pleasant, which has a very nice roadside park and rest area, that the former National Guard training ground has a very nice lake with running track and playground. There is even a porch swing set in the exact right place to gaze out over all the lake and picnic area. Very nice! **** Then go straight out of there to the next stop sign and turn to the right. That road leads into Chilo. The area may have many more points of interest but two of them are the operating dam, which is interesting and has a picnic spot. However, my favorite is the park that is home to the Jenny Wade paddle boat. This is a beautiful spot and very picturesque from any direction. It also has a very nice

playground, restrooms, picnic area, hiking trails, nature trails with the different plants identified and a wonderful view up and down the river. **** Yes, last week I already introduced the fact that I attend the Maysville Writer's Group that meets at the Ohio River Valley Artist Guild building in Washington, Ky. What I did not tell you was that at this last meeting we had a special treat. Bill Sanders, our newest member, has recently relocated his company Crush and Press from Washington, D.C. to Maysville. If you attended the annual event, Maysville Uncorked, Bill was there educating the participants. Bill has traveled and studied with the finest of the finest olive oil farms and wine vintner's around the world, learning, so as to educate those interested. Crush and Press is a company dedicated to sharing the flavors and benefits and taste of handcrafted extra virgin oils, fine wines and gourmet foods. Bill has many credits, honors and awards. I must say that after hearing his introduction and tasting the oils and the Balsamic vinegars, I am thoroughly impressed and desire to hear more. To find out more about how to participate in a taste test or to schedule Bill for a speaking engagement, go to www. or come on over and join the writer's group which boasts a variety of writers from varied backgrounds all with a common purpose and love, writing. Come join us the fourth Tuesday of the month. You are welcomed. **** Congratulations to this weeks birthday kid, Tony Eckler, who had an early birthday present, a 7.5 Bass caught in the pond fished many, many times in the past. Way to go Tony! **** Congratulations to Phil White for being named Outstanding Citizen of 2011 by the Ripley Women's Club. A very deserving person I am very proud of you Phil! **** Best wishes and many blessings to George and Ruth Ann Rooks. Though I have never really met you, I feel that both of you are an important part of my life as great inspirations. So sorry to hear that Ruth Ann is having health issues. Many blessings to you both. **** Now you can do whatever it is that you would like to do because I know that you will anyway, BUT I make the suggestion that before you tradein your vehicle, buy another vehicle or sell your present vehicle that you check the value on the website called N.A.D.A. You just might be surprised, hopefully for the good. This site will give you the retail value, wholesale value and the resell value of your vehicle. Go ahead, be shocked for once. **** A place that I enjoyed visiting was Cowan Lake. On Friday the 29th, the sportsmen of the lake will be having a chicken dinner. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for children. Cowan

Lake is between Fayetteville and Wilmington. The address is 331 Beechwood Road. **** Happy birthday to Berda Snider Moffett of the Happy Community Stitcher's. The Stitcher's have had a long history of sewing for the mission field. They usually have a list of items that are necessary and that are desired including but not limited to quilts. They have now moved to a new location. They can be found at the Rambler Center in Russellville on Tuesday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. You are welcome to stop by for a visit or come to sew. Actually there are more “jobs” that can be done besides sewing. Stop in Tuesday morning and be blessed. **** Congratulations on the retirement of Barry Dalton from the Hamersville school. Barry was the computer and technology teacher in that school. Congratulations Barry! **** Happy, happy 90th birthday to a great historian, Mary Carrington. Many blessings to you Mary. **** Samuel Titus and I had the pleasure of attending the 100th birthday of Decatur. This was the 28th annual celebration of “Decatur in the Park.” Samuel had his hair painted red by our long-time friend, and former Red Oak church member, Lynn Lawhun. We saw Elvis. But more important we saw longtime friends and family members. Best wishes to Ruth Shively who is dealing with foot issues and to Bonnie too. Many blessings to you both. **** Also, I learned that “Happy Jack” Arrasmith, former meat cutter at Ripley, is doing quite well at his church in West Union. The word is that very lately Jack led a very touching and meaningful prayer service-praying for each request as it was given. I had planned to attend this event but did not write it down so needless to say, I forgot. A while back I attended one of the healing services Jack led while he was pastoring at Cedar Mills. I believe that I am still feeling benefits of that time with the Lord. Anyway, his present church is located on State Route 41 north just through the light at Mickey's Restaurant. Shock him with your curiosity. **** Sincere sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Chip Kirker. Oh man, Oh Man!

Sincere sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of Mildred Padgett. **** Happy 50th anniversary to Carol and Buddy Elliott of Russellville. **** Happy birthday and/or anniversary to you if indeed it is your birthday or anniversary to Maria McFadden Finley. Myrta B. and Arthur Clinger, Rhonda Polley Defossee, Brandon Hundley, Berda Snider Moffett, Sue Brown Evans, Mark Hardyman, Carol J. Dickens Dotson Jennifer Tackett Cooper, Charles A. Knechtly, Paul Starrett, Paula Starrett, Monica Moffet Mason, Tony Eckler, Kathy Hampton Roberts, Dorothy Edith Shelton Osman, Sarah Beth Titus, Ora Belle Rivers Jackson, Clarence W.". McFarland, David Webber, Heidi Moffet, Jacob I. Wagoner, Verlin Beath, Donald L. Salisbury, Melody and Jeffrey Gallenstein , Larry Bixler, Jeff Campbell, Vicky Teeters Bixler, Robert Girsovich, Georgia Adams Gast, Scott Dillion, Cole Dotson and Gracie O'Conner. **** Please pray blessings for your neighbor. Not one of us know what the other person has been through. Lately I have been blessed to have had conversations with three different people. They all three had stories that I am sure not many others--if any--have heard. I consider myself very blessed to have been the audience of one as these stories were finally related-and not without tears. Tears are wonderful-no matter the story of grief and no matter who the story concerns or what it is that they have done-because there was one that died for each and every one of those tears-even the crusty, seemingly vocally hard-hearted veteran who can cry over the death of a baby kitten, even the parents who has lost their child/children-though few know that fact about themeven the prodigal child returned home; to find a home much the same as if not more than what they left. Please pray for your neighbors! One of my favorite songs is by the artist Don Francisco called “I Don't Care Where You Have Been Sleeping, I Don't Care Who Made Your Bed!”. Thy kingdom come thy will be done O Lord Almighty on earth as it is in heaven and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us, to God be the glory. Amen!


Five receive degrees from Miami University Five Brown Countians were among students that relieved 3,967 degrees from Miami University during spring commencement exercises on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Honored were: Michelle Renee Herbert, Georgetown, received a B.S. in Business degree. Dylan Lyle Caudill,

Georgetown, received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Loree Ellen Trammell, Mount Orab, received a Bachelor of Arts degree . Dylan Joseph Ketchum, Mount Orab, received a Bachelor of Arts degree . Randal Martine Purdy, Sardinia, received a B.S. in Business degree .

Scholarship money available to students at Chatfield College Chatfield College has announced that private scholarship money is now available for students registering for the fall term, which begins August 22. In addition to federally funded programs, such as Pell Grants, this scholarship money is available due to the generosity of individual and corporate donors. “We are delighted to be able to offer 17 endowed scholarships to our incoming and returning students,” said Zana Smith, Chatfield’s Director of Student Financial Services. “Some are need based, and others are targeted to students with specific backgrounds or interests.” Smith adds that to apply, all students need to do is to pick up and return an application in the financial aid office during the admission and enrollment process. The endowed scholarship application can also be found on the college website: All applications need to be

submitted by July 22 for fullyear scholarship consideration. One of the 17 endowed scholarships is the John and Judy Ruthven Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students with an interest in art, and is not needbased. Judy Ruthven was a dedicated member of Chatfield’s Board of Trustees. “We recently lost our dear Judy,” said Chatfield College president John Tafaro. “The Brown County community has responded by honoring her with an amazing number of generous gifts to increase the endowment of this scholarship fund, named after her and her devoted husband John. I am pleased we have even more funding available this year to honor Judy’s memory by awarding a scholarship in her name to a student interested in art.” A list of all available endowed scholarships can be found on the college website.

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Two students receive Nancy Jewell Citizenship award Two eighth grader students at Hamersville Elementary and Middle School were recipients of the Nancy Jewell Citizenship Award. They were Meggie O’Hara and Tyler Votel. This award is given to students who have been a student at Hamersville as seventh

and eighth graders, who are responsible, helpful to fellow students, faculty, and staff, and gives time willingly with 100 percent effort. Meggie is the daughter of Larry & Shelley O’Hara and Tyler is the son of Michael and Mariah Votel.

Local students make the Dean's List at Miami University Miami University students who achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for second semester 2010-2011 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance. Danielle Marie Fancher of Bethel, Tristan Douglas

Carkuff of Blanchester, Michelle Renee Herbert of Georgetown, Leila Nader David of Mount Orab, Katherine Elaine White of Ripley, Randal Martine Purdy of Sardinia, Stephanee Lee Mason of Winchester.

Local families being sought for exchange students ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries around the world. Students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture--food, sports, shopping and more. They will also share their own culture with host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving both the students and families a rich cul-

tural experience. In addition, students have pocket money for personal expense; and full health, accident and liability insurance. Students are academically selected into the program, and host families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become a host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call our Midwestern Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760.




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SSCC Basic Peace Officers complete training The cadets of Southern State Community College's BasicPeace Officers Training Program were recognized at a special ceremony held June 29, 2011, at the college's Central Campus in Hillsboro. Seventeen cadets were recognized for completing the six-month program which covers the fundamentals of entry-level peace officer training and includes courses in laws, administrative functions, firearms, human relations, criminal investigations, traffic accident investigations, traffic enforcement, patrols, civil disorders and prisoner bookings. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Doug Daniels, law enforcement training officer for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). Following Daniels' address to the students, Robin Roche, commander of the Greenfield Peace Officers Academy, announced award winners. Perfect Attendance awards were presented to Jennifer Benson, Caleb Conn, Richard Long, Chad Miller, Ross

Taylor and Nicole Woods. Academic Awards were presented to Jennifer Benson, Kaitlynn Colvin, Caleb Conn, David Jordan Jr., Richard Long, Chad Miller, Josh Miller and Nicole Woods. In honor of the late Tim Fryer, a former officer with the Greenfield Police Department, the Fighting Spirit Award was presented to Kaitlynn Colvin. For expertise in the firearms component, the Top Gun Award was presented to Aaron Brunner. Caleb Conn won the Physical Fitness Award, and Chad Miller and Kaitlynn Colvin both earned the Leadership Award. Cadet Kaitlynn Colvin was invited to provide the student remarks. On behalf of her classmates, she offered thanks to their families for their constant support. Students who completed the training program include Tyler D. Alsop of Washington C.H., Lee D. Belcher of Georgetown, Jennifer L. Benson of Hillsboro, Kyle D. Brickles of Washington C.H.,

Aaron C. Brunner of Hillsboro, Korey B. Carlson of Washington C.H., Kaitlynn R. Colvin of Fairfield, Caleb D. Conn of Jeffersonville, Chad W. Hart of Hillsboro, David R. Jordan Jr. of Lynchburg, Richard Z. Long of Hillsboro, Melissa A. Maurer of Jeffersonville, Chadwick W. Miller of New Vienna, Joshua D. Miller of Winchester, Scott W. Stevens of Winchester, Ross D. Taylor of Winchester and Nicole A. Woods of Hillsboro. Most coursework for the training program takes place at Southern State's Fayette Campus in Washington C.H. Instructors are recruited from various state, county and local law enforcement and corrections agencies. In concert with the Basic Peace Officers Training Program, Southern State also offers an associate's degree in law enforcement. For more information about the Basic Peace Officers Training Program, please call Angel Souther at 1-800-6287722, ext. 5610, for registration information.

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Students who completed the Basic Peace Officers Training Program at Southern State Community College include: (front, l-r) Nicole Woods of Hillsboro, Jennifer Benson of Hillsboro, Kaitlynn Colvin of Fairfield, Chad Miller of New Vienna, Lee Belcher of Georgetown, Melissa Maurer of Jeffersonville, Commander Robin Roche; (second row, l-r) Aaron Brunner of Hillsboro, Kyle Brickles of Washington C.H., Ross Taylor of Winchester, Korey Carlson of Washington C.H., David Jordan of Lynchburg; (back row, l-r) Scott Stevens of Winchester, Richard Long of Hillsboro, Josh Miller of Winchester, Tyler Alsop of Washington C.H. and Caleb Conn of Jeffersonville. Absent from the photo was Chad Hart of Hillsboro.

SSCC’s Adult Opportunity Center holds recognition celebration Area residents who passed the General Education Development (GED) test were honored June 16 at the 23rd annual recognition celebration at Southern State Community College’s Central Campus in Hillsboro. GED preparation is offered free of charge through the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program at Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center, under the direction of Karyn Evans, with assistance from staff, parttime instructors and volunteers. “This GED recognition ceremony reminds me of a very special lady in my life,” said Dr. Kevin Boys, SSCC President, as he opened the evening’s celebration. “At the age of 16, my grandmother married a tall, handsome farmer. One day, he was working in the field and was involved in an accident which left him disabled. At that time, my grandmother had three young children and wondered what she would do. Well, she decided to go back to school. She finished her high school diploma, then went on to Morehead Teachers College, taking courses every summer until she earned her teaching license. Her decision to go back to school changed my grandmother’s life; it changed my mother’s life; and it changed my life. Education is what lifts us up from where we are. It opens doors for us that we didn’t think were possible.” For this year’s recognition celebration, the student speakers were Vincent Wright, representing the GED program, and Lena Perry, representing the College Readiness Program. Wright said that in 2008 he lost his job and, although he worked in management, his lack of a high school diploma proved to be an obstacle during his search for a new job. When he enrolled in Southern State’s GED

program through the Adult Opportunity Center, he said his class came up with a theme. “We became the gophers,” said Wright. “In ‘Caddyshack,’ the gopher was unstoppable, so now that I’ve earned my GED, I can say, ‘I’m all right, don’t nobody worry ‘bout me!’” Perry said she enrolled in the SSCC Adult Opportunity Center College Readiness Program because she wanted to brush up on her math and English skills to help ensure her success in college. She recalled that when she was about to enter kindergarten at age 4 she was anxious because she assumed she would already have to know everything. “Then, 50 years later, I had that same feeling of anxiety when I decided to enroll at Southern State,” said Perry. “But I just successfully completed my first college quarter and I know I can keep moving forward. And I’d like to thank Southern State for providing this program.” Karyn Evans, Dean of SSCC’s Adult Opportunity Center, announced the names of students who were presented awards for achieving high scores on the tests. Gift certificates were awarded to Charles Webb (language arts, perfect score), Leroy Clark (math), Tiffany Hatfield (science, perfect score), Kyle Malone (social studies) and Jacqueline Music (writing) from Liberty Savings Bank; savings bonds were awarded to Jacqueline Music (perfect score) from Fifth Third Bank; to Heather Reed from NCB Bank; to Leroy Clark (reading, perfect score) from Wilmington Savings Bank; and to Audra Williams from Merchants National Bank. Trustee Honor Scholarships, in the amount of $500 each and awarded to the highest scorers from their respective counties,

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Southern State GED honorees include (front row, l-r) Kyle Malone, Sandra Medley, Diane Moore, Jacqueline Music, Wavalyn Newkirk, Brittany Oeder, Tenniko Pennington, Robert Rhinehimer, Cheyenne Robinson, Charles Webb; (second row, l-r) Eric Pflueger, Heather Reed, Cory Ryan, Jeremie Snodgress, David Stephenson II, April Taylor, Vincent Wright, Frankie Whaley; (third row, l-r) Karen Dean, Benita Hesler, Tiffany Hatfield, Mary Legg, Kathy Hill, Chelsea Cooper, Leroy Clark, Audra Williams; (back row, l-r) Melissa Hackney, Shianne Lister, Curtis Lister, Denae Salisbury, Todd Jimmerson, Gemika Edenfield, Cherish Jones and Judy Carrizalez. Those who attended the recognition but were absent from the photo include Donald Alexander III, Edward Bigger III, Derek Burbridge, Cassie Crawford, Kyrie Fuchs, Jamison Morris, Emily Phillips, Ronald Watkins II and Roger Wical. were presented to Jacqueline Music (Adams County), Kyrie Fuchs (Brown County), Edward Bigger III (Clinton County), Jamison Morris (Fayette County), Leroy Clark (Highland County) and Sandra Medley (Ross County). Karen Dean was named as an honor student. The annual “Friends of ABLE” award was presented to Bill Russell, Associate Vice Chancellor of Adult Education and Institutional Collaboration for the Ohio Board of Regents. The following were recognized as volunteers for the program: Norma Duran, Mark Amon and Debbie Moffatt. Through Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center, ABLE classes are free and offered on each campus and in several offcampus locations. All books and materials are provided. Morning, afternoon or evening classes are

G’Town 2011-2012 reduced or free lunch policy announced The Georgetown Exempted Village School District, today, announced its 2011-2012 program year policy for free or reduced priced meals for students unable to pay the full

price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Each school office and the central office have a copy of the policy, which may be

gram is a state and federally funded program offered at no charge to participants. Orientation is the first step for all enrolling students and pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit pportunity_center.htm or contact Southern State’s Adult Opportunity Center at 1-800-6287722, ext. 2687.


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Graduates receive $500 scholarship Pictured are the 2011 Lisa Thompson Taul Memorial Scholarship winners. Each graduate has received a $500 scholarship. Front row: Eliese Kendrick, Jamie McCray, Kelsey Carpenter, Staci Ackels and Sadie Grisham. Back row: Jordan Zweigart, Demarco Washington, Michael Maloney, Brad Hamilton and Jarrin Taul.

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At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, 3 veteran staff members retired from Hamersville Elementary and Middle School. The staff at HEMS would like to thank and congratulate: Mrs. Linda Cooper, above left, (3rd Grade Teacher), Mrs. Linda Henry, above right, (School Librarian) and Mr. Barry Daulton, above center (Computer and Technology Teacher). You have been great role models for all of your students. Happy Retirement!



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Village of Sardinia receives restitution from former clerk/treasurer, convicted of theft

Joseph Hensley from jail: ‘I didn’t kill John Carpenter’



ence because the auditor’s appraisal is only $24,000. I am bringing this to council now because I have to have an agreement on this by this Friday.” Mock said the village plans on tearing the building down, at a cost of $10,000 which will use up the rest of the $30,000 grant. After Bumbalough called for a motion to approve the purchase at a cost to the village of $3,500, Council woman Jaunita Watson voted no on the issue stating, she didn’t feel the village should be in the business of buying properties. The mayor explained to Watson that because the building was such an eyesore for the village, it would be beneficial to remove it. He also said the village could then sell the property, or possibly use it for a village park. Council approved the purchase. Mock also reported to council that it would take $952 to pay for parts to repair the elevator system at the police department/municipal building. He stated it was a safety issue and whether or not the building was used by the village, it was a good idea to keep it in good repair. Council approved paying for the repairs. Mock also told council that at least three of the village’s five pump stations were in desperate need of upgrades, before the EPA demands it. “I’ve been here 12 years

filed a motion for a new trial, which was denied by visiting judge Thomas Nurre. In the letter to Rosenhoffer, Hensley accuses Brown County elected officials and court officers of being in a conspiracy to “railroad” him. Following the letter, Hensley was transferred to the Clermont County Jail. He said he has been in administrative segregation or “lockdown”, since his arrival. “I was told I would be locked down if I recanted my confession and that’s exactly what happened”, he said. Hensley said he is allowed out of “the hole” one hour per day. He said he asks about getting out of “ad-seg” once per month during a jail review and said the answer he is always given is that “It’s up to Brown County.” When asked about his confession to the murder of Carpenter that was played during a hearing earlier this month, Hensley said he said what he was told to say. “Buddy Moore told me Sarah would suffer and spend the rest of her life in prison unless I confessed to killing (Carpenter)”, he said. Moore is the detective heard on the audio CD interviewing Hensley as he confessed. A report on the confession was originally published in September of 2010 in the Brown County Press and was also reprinted in part last week. During the hearing on the motion to suppress the confession, which was denied by Nurre, Moore was questioned about a 25 minute “pre-interview” that he had with Hensley on April 30, 2010, prior to starting the recording. That “pre-interview” is the centerpiece of Hensley’s argu-

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and in all that time we’ve needed to make these upgrades,” Mock explained. “I’d like to do as many repairs this year as we can then budget the rest of the upgrades into next years budget. Also during the meeting Mayor Bumbalough recognized two volunteer officers for all their work on the recent meth bust in the village, May 10. “As everyone knows, last month we had two officers that really put a lot of time in,” Bumbalough began, “and they did it free for our village. They each had over 90 manhours in on this investigation, and we just want to let them know just how much we appreciate their efforts. Officers Jim Clements and

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Mike Dearing were both presented with certificates of appreciation. Sardinia Chief of Police Jim Lewis was also recognized and presented with a certificate of appreciation for his work and his outstanding professional leadership and direction of the criminal investigation which led to the arrest of three suspects. Village Fire Chief Lee Naylor told council that he was receiving quotes for brake repairs needed for a tanker truck and for switching communications gear for new pagers and radios. “The ‘Fire-House’ software we’ve been trying to use just isn’t working,” Naylor told council, “We’ve spent over a month now trying to make it work and we just can’t get our computers to work with the software. I have found an excellent new web-based program that is perfect for what we need. The start-up cost for the new program is $1,750, then $1,500 a year. It offers everything we need and will work on any computer.” Naylor highly recommended the new program and said that he is already getting behind in filing reports with the state. Council unanimously approved the purchase of the new software. In his report to council, Bumbalough said he was very pleased with the village budget. “I sat down with Karen the other day and took a good look at our budget, since we’re about half way through the year,” Bumbalough stated. “Our budget looks really really good, we haven’t spent anywhere near what we thought we would by this time, and I’m happy about that.”

ment that he was coerced into confessing to murder in order to save his girlfriend from life in prison. On the witness stand under oath, Moore denied pressuring Hensley to confess, saying that the purpose of the preinterview time was to make him comfortable. When asked about that, Hensley said “He didn’t make me comfortable. He wanted me to confess to murder.” Hensley then said Moore wore him down by telling him how much Clemens would suffer in prison if he didn’t cooperate. Hensley also said Moore put two booking sheets on the table in front of him with Clemen’s name on them. Hensley said one sheet was for Aggravated Murder and one was for Obstruction of Justice. Hensley said Moore told him that “whatever price Sarah pays depends on you.” Hensley said he continued to deny killing Carpenter and even asked Moore for a polygraph test, which he said Moore refused to give him. Hensley then said he told Moore he would cooperate and that Moore then shared details of the murder scene with Hensley, including how many shots were fired. Moore has specifically and strongly denied showing Hensley two booking sheets on Clemens and sharing murder scene details with Hensley to the Brown County Press. On the tape, Hensley is heard to be emotionally upset. He said it’s because it was because he was getting ready to confess to something he didn’t do. His confession goes on to describe his actions in detail, including being driven to the murder scene by Tincher, and going into Carpenters home and talking with him. On the confession, Hensley

then says that he shot Carpenter on the spur of the moment after Carpenter made comments about a young girl on TV. He then said he left the home, walked down Stringtown Road until picked up by Tincher. He was asked if he admitted to everything he testified to at trial, except for the actual shooting. He replied “Yes, I went there and I left there. That’s all true. But that man was alive when I walked away.” When asked who killed Carpenter if he didn’t, Hensley said “Two other people have confessed to that crime. And Carpenter was seen alive at 1:45 that afternoon after I supposedly shot him at 9 in the morning.” Hensley also said Dallas Tincher could have returned to Carpenters home and shot him. Hensley also said he warned Carpenter that he was in danger and that he would like to say more but “his lawyer told him to keep quiet about certain things until the trial”. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said that Hensley kept his word to testify at trial and she believes he testified truthfully. Therefore, the original plea bargain of 15 years to life is available to Hensley...but he refuses to take it. When asked why, he said “Why should I? I won’t get out after 15 years. I don’t plan on walking out of prison at 70 years old if I still have a chance to fight it.” He said he’s determined to go to trial and “take a chance with 12 people who don’t know me. I have to tell my story to a jury. I have no other choice.” Hensley’s trial is scheduled to begin August 22.


Wright being moved CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Wright was indicted on two felony counts of tampering with records and one misdemeanor count of falsification. Little dropped the charges against Wright in May of 2010, and Wright returned to work. She said at the time she wanted to separate Wright’s case from those of the other five to protect his rights in case any information about his actions came up during the hearing or trial process. Mike Kelley of the Adams County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office was appointed a Special Prosecutor of the Wright case.

To date, no additional charges against Wright have been filed by the state of Ohio. Graham, Miller, Lehman, Ward-Tackett and Haines were indicted on felony charges of Obstructing Justice and Complicity to Obstruct Justice. Following a number of court hearings, Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler ruled in October of 2010, that the cases against Graham, Miller, Lehman, Ward-Tackett and Haines must be dismissed because their “Garrity” rights were violated by the Inspector General’s investigation. “Garrity rights” is legal

shorthand for a ruling that says public employees cannot be threatened or feel threatened with the loss of their jobs if they don’t cooperate with an investigation, even if that cooperation may result in criminal charges. Little appealed Gusweiler’s ruling to the Ohio 12th District Appeals Court, and traveled to Middletown to argue the merits of the case before the court last week. A ruling from the appeals court could be forthcoming by October. Should the court find in Little’s favor, the legal case against the five would resume.

BCGH taking steps to improve patient care CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 trained in all specialties so they can cover the whole hospital.” Richards said such skills are needed in smaller hospitals that don’t have “specialty” floors for issues such as cardiac care. She said that in such larger hospitals, nurses tend to get stuck doing the same thing and don’t get the chance to improve


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their skills. She said that’s not the case at BCGH. “If you want to learn a lot, this is the place to be. Our nurses here are very versatile because we have a smaller staff.” She said the slower pace of smaller communities of Brown County also offer advantages to potential new hires and patients alike. “Most of the nurses that work here live in the community. We work together as a family and we treat our patients the way we treat our own family.” More information on current employment opportunities can be found at or by calling (937) 378-7770. Doctors on the Obstetrics floor have a new piece of technology, thanks to a pilot program from Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. It’s called a “telemedicine terminal.” It’s basically a computer and webcam that allows doctors in Cincinnati to examine a baby visually, monitor vital signs and read x-rays and lab reports without the baby having to leave Georgetown. Maternity Director Glenda Huff said she and her staff are excited about having the new tool. “Doctors can actually view the baby, see what’s going on and see what we’re doing for them. It’s a great piece of technology coming to Brown County”, Huff said. She said the doctors at BCGH can handle just about anything that comes along, but it’s com-

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Danielle Richards (left), Karen Otto (center) and Glenda Huff are all excited about recent developments at Brown County General Hospital.

forting to know that help is a mouse click away. “Just to know that there is another set of eyes and a whole building full of experts who can answer any question we have is a great tool to have”, she said. Changes are taking place elsewhere in the building as well, according to Karen Otto, Director of Infection Control for BCGH. “We have new initiatives in place, including changing the look of the hospital. We’ve also done some training with the staff to make sure that everyone can interact with the patients in the most positive way possible”, Otto said. One change is the implementation of patient satisfaction surveys done over the telephone. “We’re giving them a couple of days after they’re discharged and then we’re calling them back to see how we did. So far,

everything we’ve been hearing is telling us that we’re on the right track”, Otto said. Otto added that satisfaction scores tracked by the government for Medicaid patients at BCGH have shot upward in the past couple of months. She said she is proud of that fact and that she and the rest of the staff are working to get the scores even higher. As for people who may not have been patients at BCGH in a while and may have perceptions of the hospital shaped in an earlier day, Otto has a simple request. “Try us out. It’s a new day and a totally different atmosphere here, and we’d love for you to give us a try.” The main telephone number for Brown County General Hospital is (937) 378-7500. More information can also be found at



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Haggerty overcomes tragedy on and off the field Unfortunately, memories are all that the senior Western Brown football player has left of his father. John Haggarty, Jr. passed away in his sleep on Christmas Day in 2006. Jordan just 13 years old. He has trudged on mightily to become a man at 17 who not only is a good football player but a better person who has become a great role model for his six younger siblings. Yet he still finds the time and the strength, before he goes out to play the sport his father introduced him to, to connect with the man he knows is still watching him. “It’s been tough without my dad,” he said. “Before every football game, I’ll talk

By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press It’s Jordan Haggerty’s favorite memory--at least from his younger, pee-wee football days. There he is, running down the sideline on his way to a 60-yard touchdown against Delhi. As he runs toward the endzone, he glances at the sideline. What he saw on there on the sideline is what makes it his favorite memory. His dad, John Haggerty Jr., was running right along with him. Looking at his face as he tells the story, it is clearly something he lovingly remembers.

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Western Brown senior football player Jordan Haggerty, with his brothers (pictured clockwise from left) Jordan, Jared, Josh, Jake and Brennen, has overcome tragedy and is looking towards a bright future.

to him. I’ll have a parent, every once and while, come up and tell me how proud he would have been of me. It puts tears in my eyes every time.” While some his age may have struggled from something of that magnitude happening, and who could blame them, Jordan has not only pushed through, he has found a way to become a rock for his younger siblings and mom. Though he spends as much time as he can on the football field to become the best he can at the sport he loves, he spends as much, or more, time helping out his mom with his brothers and sisters. Jordan takes his 15-yearold brother Jared--also a Broncos football player-- 13year-old brother Josh, 11year-old brother Jake and 10year-old sister Sevanna to school every day as well as to any other place they need to go. And when he has time, and his mom has things she needs to do, Jordan helps watch his youngest siblings, 3-year-old Brennen and 1 1/2-year-old Riley. Somehow he also finds time to work--at Butterbees year round and umpiring baseball games in the summer. “He helps me out a lot,” his mother Shannon Haggerty said. “I don’t expect him to, it’s just the type of person Jordan is. He is very helpful.” While there isn’t much doubt that he is helpful, there is none that he is a mature


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Western Brown senior football player Jordan Haggerty makes a play against New Richmond in October 2009.

along his younger brothers Josh and Jake to each practice in the summer and fall. He tries to teach all of them the fundamentals of football, whether it be on the field or in back yard pickup games. Yet even when he is on the field, he still watches out for his brothers in more than just a football sense. “When he’s out on the field, he helps me out,” Jared said. “He watches my back so I don’t get in too much trouble with the upperclassman. He helps with sports and stuff but he just watches our back no matter what out here.”

Given his experiences off the field, it isn’t much wonder that Jordan, a second team All-Southern Buckeye Conference selection last year as a wide receiver and safety, is a leader for his Broncos teammates. Though he has good ability as a player on both sides of the ball, the first thing that comes out of Broncos head coach Evan Dreyer’s mouth when speaking of Jordan is how good of a leader and how hard of a worker he is. “His vocal leadership has grown from sophomore to junior and from junior to senior year,” Dreyer said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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beyond his 17 years. The notion that someone is ‘mature for their age’ is thrown around quite often but most of the time it tends to be a bit of an exaggeration. But in this case, there is very little doubt that Jordan is the true definition of the notion. Ever since his father’s passing, Jordan, as the oldest, has took it upon himself to become a sort of father figure for his younger brothers and sisters. “With him being the oldest, after his dad passed away, he felt he needed to take on that role,” Shannon said. While he admits he has had help, from his mom and her boyfriend Jeremy (who is also Brennen and Riley’s father), Jordan said he realized that all his brothers and sisters missed their dad and needed someone to be there for them in that role. “I try to be the leader for them,” he said. “Try to teach them what’s right and wrong...I try to anyways.” While he spends a lot of time off the field helping his younger brothers, he spends plenty of time doing it on the field, too. Football is the one thing that the brothers still have to connect with their father, who made sure to get them all started in the sport as 5-yearolds. So in addition to bringing his brother, and teammate, Jared, a sophomore wide receiver to Broncos football practice everyday, he brings

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Eastern hosts summer basketball camp The Eastern girls and boys basketball programs hosted area youth for a basketball camp June 13 – 16th. Boys coach Rob Beucler and girls coach John Burrows presided over the camp. The campers worked on fundamentals such a ball handling, shooting, rebounding and defense. Campers were able to put their skills to work in one-on-one and three-on-three competitions. Thanks to our youth for coming the Warrior Basketball Camp and working on your basketball skills during the summer.  Keep up the good work. Above are the 4th-8th grade girls who participated in the camp at Eastern High School.

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Hamersville Honeybees are U7 tourney champs! The Hamersville Honeybees finished the season as tournament champions by stinging the Mt. Orab Heartbreakers in two straight games to clinch the U7 Division Tournament Championship. The team is led by their coaches Lyndsay Roush, Ryan Roush and Jennifer Patrick as well as team managers Jacob Flores and Tiffany Flores. The team would like to thank their family and friends for all the support throughout their championship season. Team members pictured first row, r-l: Honorary Honeybees Isabella Ernst and Lilah Flores. Pictured second row, l-r: Summer Frank, Ellie Hirons, Rylyn Dyer, Abby Roberts, Riley Shepherd, Christie Barger, Kyleigh Tucker, Jadyn Flores, Paige Abbinante, Pashience Hughes, Kiana Dauwe and Sophia Ernst. Pictured third row, r-l: Manager Jacob Flores and Coaches Lyndsay Roush, Ryan Roush and Jennifer Patrick. Thank you to our sponsors Sub City, Ober Electric, Larry & Sherry Reid, Jerry Flores & Marie Roybal, Mother Goose Daycare & Sgt's Drive Thru.  

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The 4th-6th grade boys who participated in the Eastern basketball camp on June 13-16.

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The 7th and 8th grade boys who participated in the Eastern basketball camp on June 13-16.

Mount Orab MS student becomes All-American wrestler at Asics/USAW Kids Nationals The Western Brown wrestling program is please to announce that Brandon Lucas, a student at Mt. Orab Middle School, achieved All-American status at the prestigious 2011 Asics/USAW Kids National

Wrestling Tournament held in Farmington, Utah. Lucas placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in GrecoRoman and Freestyle wrestling in the Novice 70 lb. weight class. He went 4-2 in both the

Western Brown Camp of Champions Camp of Champions at La Rosa's Field July 18, 19 and 20th. Registration will begin at 5:15 pm for 5 years old through 10 years old. Middle School registration will begin at 6:00 pm. Western Brown Players are to contact their coaches for registration forms. This camp is open to all players in Brown County. Everyone can visit us on facebook at The Western Brown Touchdown Club for information or you can call

Cindy at 444-3551, 513-305-5481 or Kim at 444-2198.

Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling styles to reach the medal rounds. All top eight placers are recognized as All-Americans by USA Wrestling, the governing body for wrestling in the USA.

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Heartbreakers complete successful season!!! The U7 Mt. Orab Heartbreakers softball team ended their season by finishing second in the End of Season Tournament. The Heartbreakers finished third in the Mid-Season Tournaments and third in the league. The girls would like to thank Adkins Athletic Apparel for their stylish uniforms as well as their coaches and parents for a great season! Great season ladies! Team members pictured first row, r-l: Rylee Jones, Kylie Mosbacker, Ashley Cash, Brianna Hacker and Becca Stanley. Pictured second row, l-r: Lindsey Gavula, Haylee Gullett, Leslie Hinkle, Layla Elliott, Dallas Huxell and Megan West. Coaches: Julie Hinkle, Phyllis Carkeek, and Lori Gavula. Not pictured: Myan Martin. WAY TO GO HEARTBREAKERS!!!!

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Haggerty overcomes tragedy to excell on the field on and off

“His leadership off the field, and what he does, has kind of--since day one and since I’ve seen him and got the job--I’ve seen the way people follow him. (They) see him as a role model. He is doing a heck of a job at that.” With everything going on in his life, it would be easy for Jordan to let something slip, like his school grades or how much work he puts in on the football field. But that is not how he is built. He keeps his grades up to a 3.5 grade point average level and finds time to help out in the learning disabled class at school. On the field, he loves to practice. He wants to put in the work so that he can position himself for the one thing that he really wants for himself. And that is, simply, to go to college. It is one of the reasons he pushes himself so hard in everything he does, on the football field and when he’s off helping out with his family. He tries to show his younger siblings how to do things right so they can follow in his path and put themselves in the position he has placed himself. His hopes are to play football in college, while also being the first person in his family to go to college, something that Dreyer believes is very much a possibility. Given his ability on and off the field, Dreyer said he thinks Jordan would be a perfect

Division III football player. “He’ll be looked upon, due to his high grades and his athletic ability, where he’ll fit in that mold of Division III college player,” he said. “He’ll be a heck of a player for anybody who wants him.” For some, doing all that Jordan does to help his family might be a burden they’re not interested in carrying. Yet when he talks about what he does to help out his mom and, specifically, his brothers and sisters, it seems he truly just wants to help them try to be the best that they can be. It is something that is not lost on his mother, Shannon. “I just want him to know how much he is appreciated and how much he is loved,” she said. And though he has marched on through events that could have easily knocked him off track and looks to be heading towards a promising future, there is still always the special connection the young man has with football and the man that isn’t here anymore. Each time he steps on the football field for a game, Jordan knows that his dad is there just like he was when he was running down the sideline in pee-wee football or helping out on the chain gang at football games. It helps him get through it all. “I just like to think that he’s watching me right now, like when I’m on the field,” Jordan said. “I tell him to keep me safe and help me play as hard as I can. It’s helped me so far...I like to think he’s helped me out a little.”



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The sixth annual Tony Becraft Co-Ed Memorial Softball Tournament was held on Saturday, June 18 at Ogden’s Softball Park outside of Mt. Orab. Although there was rain, we were able to start the tournament on time. There were nine teams who participated in this year’s tournament. They were: Crusher’s, coached by Jodie Sutton; Jive Turkey’s, coached by Lora Zimmerman; Has Been’s, coached by Shawna Slack; Whiffle Ball AllStars, coached by Raylene Richey; Bulldawgs, coached by Nolan Williams; Mt. Nebo, coached by Mary Bailey; Becraft’s Bunch, coached by Chad McKibben; Empty Pitchers, coached by Pat Baird; and the Misfits, coached by Cathy Werner. We were able to play all games up to the semi-finals before more rain moved in. There were three teams left playing for first, second and third when the rain hit. They were Jive Turkey’s, Becraft’s Bunch and the Misfits. Coaches were gathered and it was determined to play rock/paper/scissors to determine the winner of the tournament. Jive Turkey’s won the 2011 tournament with the Misfits coming in 2nd place and Becraft’s Bunch coming in 3rd place. Raffle participants were Applegate’s Pro Hardware, Auto Zone, Butterbees Neighborhood Grille, Cahall Bros, Inc., the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, Cone Zone, Embroidery Pointe, IGA, John Wood Ins., Kings Island, Lake Manor Restaurant, MaxFM, Pizza Hut, Rave Motion Pictures, Rent-To-Own, The Equipment Superstore and The Ultimate Salon. Monetary donations were received from Brown County Chamber of Commerce, First State Bank of Georgetown and Mt. Orab, John Wood Ins. and Mercy Medical Associates Thanks to the continued support from local communities, donors, teams, umpires and concession workers for coming together for such a worthy cause and making this tournament a huge success. We raised $3070.00 from



Sixth Tony Becraft Memorial Softball tourney a success

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Though most of the Tony Becraft Memorial Tournament was uninterrupted by rain, the finals were. The three remaining teams left played rock, paper, scissors to determine the winner. The Jive Turkey’s, pictured above, won the tournament.

Mt. Orab Stallions win district tournament this year’s tournament. These funds go directly into the Tony Becraft scholarship fund. The past 5 years the Tony Becraft Scholarship Fund has been able to give $32,000 of scholarships to seniors at Georgetown High School entering into an engineering or teaching degree. If you are interested in making a dona-

tion, please mail it to the Brown County Foundation, P.O. Box 158, Georgetown, OH 45121. Please make checks payable to the Tony Becraft Scholarship Fund. A huge “THANK YOU” goes to Ogden’s softball park for their continued support of this annual event.

The Mt. Orab Stallions won the district tournament on Saturday, July 2 in ripley, OH against the Maysville Cobra's by a score of 12-7. The Stallions finished their excellent season with a 16-0 record. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Lane Sizemore, Cade Chisman, Josh McKinley, will Bishop, dylan Kidd and Ian Shaffer. Pictured second row, l-r: Cace eyre, Brian newberry, Trenton Kreimer, Joseph Stillwell and Colton Carroll. Pictured third row, lr: Coaches Chad Chisman, dean Kreimer, Shane Bishop and Barry eyre. 

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Bill richey, of the whiffle Ball All-Stars, prepares to hit a pitch during the annual Tony Becraft Memorial Softball Tournament at Ogden’s Softball Park on Saturday, June 18.

Lady Stingers successful in summer b’ball tourney

Bronco 5K to take off Aug. 6, pre-registration going on now The 7th Annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk will be August 6 at 8:00 a.m. at Western Brown High School. Proceeds are for use by the high school cross country teams and a scholarship fund for former Bronco runners who are now running college cross country. The course starts and finishes in front of Western Brown High School and includes W. Main Street and Aaron Drive. There are 15 divisions for male and female runners as

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well as six divisions for male and female walkers. Plaques will be awarded to the first three male and female runners as well as the first three male and female walkers. Medals will be given to the top 50 percent in each division. Pre-registration will take place through July 30. If you send the pre-registration forms to Jim Neu at 2746 White Oak Valley Road, Hamersville, OH 45130 by July 30 it will cost $16 with a shirt and $10 without a shirt.

young ladies from eastern, Lynchburg, north Adams and Peebles came together to compete in several basketball tournaments at the Sphere sports complex in Sharonville, OH this summer.  On June 25, the team played two games against the dayton Pilots and the Cincinnati Lady Tigers.  On Sunday, June 26, the team played the Lady Gators and the Pilots.  The Lady Stingers went undefeated in the tournament to win the championship. Congratulations!  Team members pictured front row, l-r: McKayla Binkley, Chrislyn Hamilton, whitney Broughton and Hannah Binkley. Pictured back row, l-r:Coach Chris Hamilton, Caitlyn young, Lexi waits, Allison day, Kamia york and assistant coach nick Binkley. 

Race day registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. on August 6. It will cost $18 with a shirt and $12 without a shirt. Family rates are available. With a shirt, the family rates are: 2 for $30, 3 for $40 and 4 for $48. Without a shirt, the family rates are: 2 for $20, 3 for $28 and 4 for $36. Numerous door prizes will be given following the awards presentation. Any questions may be directed to Neu at (937) 3791462.


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Western Brown High School golf team on August 1 at White Oak Golf Course at 10 a.m. All golfers must have a physical before tryouts. Any golfer can pick up a physical form at Western Brown High School. If you have any questions, call Dave Bickett at (937) 213-1108.

WB football to begin selling Bronco Blitz Cards The Western Brown football team will begin selling their Bronco Blitz Cards on Monday, July 18. Players will start by coming door-to-door to sell the cards, which cost $20. On Saturday, July 23, the Western Brown players will be at Kroger selling the cards from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All money raised from selling the cards goes towards the Western Brown football program to help purchase equipment and other costs.

WB junior high football to begin Aug. 1 Football practice for Western Brown Junior High athletes will begin August 1st. Any students currently enrolled in 7th and 8th grade who are interested in playing will need to make sure that they have a physical and complete all required paperwork before this date. All forms, including a practice schedule, will be available in the Mt. Orab Middle School office as well as at football camp July 18-20. For more information please contact Coach Donathan at: wendel.donathan@wb.k12.oh .us

The ripley youth soccer camp wrapped up last Friday night, July 8 at the ripley SAy Soccer field behind the high school. eleven campers participated in the camp that was run by ripley girls soccer coach Amanda Hauck, ripley assistant coach and girls SAy soccer coach Marty Adams and boys SAy soccer coach Joe england ran the camp while several Lady Jays girls soccer players helped out. The campers (pictured above with coaches and Lady Jays players) who participated were: Bailey Adams, Johanna Fischer, nigel royal, Jaki royal, Alec Conelly, daulton england, Jennifer eichner, reggie Taylor, Grace Taylor and Alexis Conely.

“Running Becky Off” 4H 5K to take place July 30 Come help us celebrate the retirement of Becky Cropper, 4-H Agent and OSU Educator with the 10th Annual 4-H 5k/Fitness walk that will take place on Saturday, July 30 at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m with race day registration beginning at 7 a.m. Cropper has worked as our 4-H Agent for 33 years and will be retiring in August. The proceeds from this event benefit the Brown County 4-H Committee. The race flyer can also be

found on the Brown County OSU website at: brown. The race will begin and end at the Brown County Fairground. The fairground is located at 325 W. State Street (St. Rt. 125) Georgetown, Ohio. Race Divisions: 5K male & female: 11/under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65/over. Fitness Walkers: 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60/over. Baby Stroller Division

Kids Fun Run: Free for children 7 years and younger. This run will begin immediately




Ribbons go to all the children participating. No entry form is necessary. Please note the different ages categories in the fitness walking division. Door prized will be awarded according to the participants’ back numbers.


Western Brown golf tryouts begin Aug. 1 at White Oak GC

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Advance Care Planning, sponsored by Hospice of Hope will host ‘Living Today and Planning for Tomorrow,’ will be held on Saturday July 16 at 10 a.m. until noon. This is a free service by Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley. The event is being held at 215 Hughes Blvd, Mt. Orab Ohio. Raffle Tickets will be sold by the Western Brown Touchdown Club Broncos football team on Saturday, July 16 at the Mt. Orab Kroger from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for a chance on a Sanyo plasma flatscreen television at a cost of $5 per ticket.

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Membership Meeting and potluck supper will be held by the Cowan Lake Association of Sportsmen (CLASS) at 331 Beechwood Road in Wilmington from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.on Saturday, July 16. The program will be hand-made fishing lures and recognizing fishing derby winners. A board meeting will also be held at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope, “Panties Across the Bridge,” a family friendly public cervical cancer awareness event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati. The event will include prayer, singing, recognizing cancer survivors, balloon launch, live music and much much more. Lake Waynoka Day will be held from 12 noon until 6 p.m. at 1 Waynoka Drive in Lake Waynoka, Sardinia. The event will host a fishing tournament at the beach, registration at 8:30 a.m. For more information call (937) 446-3232. SUNDAY 7/17

TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 18 at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

Freedom Fellowship Church Homecoming will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, with good food, music, and lots of fellowship and fun. The church is located at 7451 Pea Ridge Road in Hillsboro. For more information (937) 393-4223.

Western Brown Local School District, Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

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.

Northern Brown Senior Center will offer center activities, July 18, at St. Martin Hall 20864 St. Rt. 251. The center can also help with transportation to the doctor, grocery, shopping or pharmacy. For more information contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at the center at (513) 875-2317.

Vacation Bible School, Big Apple, will be held on Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22 at the Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 St. Rt. 125 in Hamersville for children ages 4 through 12th grade from 7 to 9 p.m. nightly

The Brown County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, July 18, at 9 a.m. in their chambers located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.



TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404.

Pleasant Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening July 19 in Georgetown. All residents of Pleasant Township are welcome to attend.

Big Apple Adventure at the Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 US Hwy 68, mt. Orab will take place on July 18 to July 22 beginning at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Graduation will begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 23. Pre registration is Saturday, July 16 at noon. For detail call Virginia or Jenny at (937) 444-0363.

Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 at the municipal building. Contact Mayor Bruce Lunsford with questions at (937) 444-2281.

Aberdeen Village Council will meet in regular session on Monday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 18 at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information

COURT NEWS Property Sales Vernon E. and Joy L. Creighton to Matthew and Sara Layton, 37.71 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 7/6/11, $126,000 Ralph and Emma Buerkley to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc., Lot 2967 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 7/6/11 Janie L. and James W. Coffey to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc., Lot 108 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 7/6/11 Mark R. Leever and Raymond E. and Janice M. Diss to Jeffrey J. Brown and Joan A. Brant, Lot 3216 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 7/5/11 D. J. Moore to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc., Lot 2667 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 7/6/11 Michael W. and Rhonda Folzenlogen to Gregory D. and Linda J. Stover, Lot 649 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Frankin Twp., filed 7/1/11, $69,300 Shirley R. Bryant to Mollie R. Creed, 5.01 acres of land and .03 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 7/5/11, $10,000 Sammy and Carol Foster to Sammy and Carol Foster, 19.85 acres of land in Jackson Twp., filed 7/6/11 Mickey D. Hayslip to Brandy N. and George W. Baker Jr., Lot 577 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 7/1/11, $115,000 Michael A. and Teresa A. Nichols to Sean and Amy Fox, Lot 1065 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 7/6/11, $326,500 Joseph R. and Mary Y. Bingamon, Lot 8 in Part Grantview A-Sub., Pike Twp., filed 7/5/11 Burl R. Nichols et al to Gary Nichols 3.44 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 7/6/11 Burl R. and Lela M. Nichols to Burl R. Nichols, 2 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 7/6/11 Burl R. and Lela Nichols to Burl R. Nichols, 3.44 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 7/6/11 Ferne Laycock to Brown County Hospital and Douglas and Beth Loudon, 92.85 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 7/1/2011 Val G. and Diana L. Baker to Melinda G. Kelley, .62 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 7/1/11, $35,100 Cody A. Hafer et al to David B. Middleton, Lot 76 in Whole White Sub. Pleasant Twp., Georgetown, filed 7/1/11, $29,000 Kimberly J. White to Leah Zurbuch, Lot 30, Whole Harmon Heights in Pleasant Twp., Georgetown, filed 7/7/11, $37,000 James and Carla Green and Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance to William C. and Shilo D. Browning, Lot 19 in The Promised Land Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 7/1/11, $65,000 Justin and Tasha Weber to PNC Bank NA, .87 acres of land in Sunrise East Sub., Lot 45 in Sterling Twp., filed 7/5/11, $86,667 Patricia C. Smitson to Kevin M. Dorgan, 1.75 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 7/1/11, $16,000 National Bank and Trust Company to Diane and Charles C. Krainz, Jr., Part Lot 51 in the Village of Sardinia, filed 7/6/11, $23,800

Marriages Janet Lee Riste, 29, Blanchester, program director CCBDD to marry William Boyd Watts, 50, Blanchester, maintenance director, filed 7/6/2011 Kayla Noel Runyon, 19, Mt. Orab, self employed to marry Gary Lee Burkhart Jr., 21, Mt. Orab, construction, filed 7/7/2011 Christine Moria Novak, 25, Georgetown, sales associate to marry Nicholas Radford Garrison, 24, Georgetown, sheet metal laborer, filed 7/7/2011 Melanie Lynn Williams, 27, Georgetown to marry Charles Brock Finley Staten, 29, Winchester, shipping and receiving, filed 7/8/2011 Sharon Lay, 37, Sardinia, pet groomer to marry Charles Vinson, 36, Sardinia, driver, filed 7/8/2011 Erika Lynn Tollefson, 22, Williamsburg to marry Dirk McDavid Wickline, 27, Peebles, sales clerk

Probate Maxine Maher, Mt. Orab, case #20111125, DOD 5/28/2011, filed 7/6/2011 Lela May Nichols, Mt. Orab, case #20111126, DOD 5/23/2011, filed 7/6/2011

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is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

CIVIL CASES Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Linda L. Lefrancois, case 20110621, filed 7/5/11, Action: other civil Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Gwendolyn Moore, case 20110622, filed 7/5/2011, Action: other civil Discover Bank vs. Bobby Revis, case 20110623, filed 7/5/2011, Action: other civil Security Credit Services LLC vs. John A. Maggard, case 20110624, filed 7/5/2011 Action: other civil Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Justin Fulton, case 20110625, filed 7/5/2011, Action: foreclosures JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Michael W. Sams, case 20110626, filed 7/5/2011, Action: foreclosures Citimortgage, Inc., vs. Jesse L. Drake III, case 20110627, filed 7/5/2011, Action: foreclosures Aurora Loan Services, LLC vs. Steven Whisman, case 20110628, filed 7/5/2011, Action: foreclosures Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Randall Carney, case 20110629, filed 7/5/2011, Action: foreclosures State of Ohio vs. John W. Louderback, case 20110631, filed 7/5/2011, Action: other civil Cenlar Federal Savings Bank vs. Cindy L. Hughes, case 20110632, filed 7/5/2011, Action: foreclosures Chase Bank USA, N.A. vs. Kimberly Manuel, case 20110633, filed 7/6/2011, Action: other civil PNC Bank, National Association vs. Connie Hartmes, case 20110634, filed 7/6/2011, Action: foreclosures Bank of America N.A., vs. Douglas Saylor, case 20110635, filed 7/11/2011, Action: foreclosures Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Hansford Messer, case 20110636, filed 7/11/2011, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Alexander Arnitonovich, Sardinia vs. Eileen Arnitonovich, filed 7/5/2011, Action: domestic violence Jared Trimble Sardinia vs. Kimberly Trimble, filed 7/6/2011, Action: termination of marriage

ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, July 19 at 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. Buy tickets for a chance to win a 32 inch TV. Weekly Hog Wild Jackpots. For more information call (937) 378-6041, ext. 223. Georgetown Exempted Village School District Board of Education meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. The meeting is open to the public. Eastern Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. This meeting is open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. The meeting is open to the public.

The Board of Trustees of the Brown County Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 in the meeting room of the Fayetteville-Perry Library, 406 North East Street, Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. THURSDAY 7/21 Scott Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at New Hope. Everyone from the township is invited to attend. Brown County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet in regular session at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, at Lake Waynoka. a business round-table is held at the end of each meeting and is open to all attendees. The public is always welcome. Fayetteville Perry Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. The meeting is open to the public. Clark Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at the firehouse in Hamersville. All residents of the township are encouraged to attend. The Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. The public is invited to attend. Franklin Township Trustees will hold their regular scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, in Arnheim. Everyone from the township is encouraged to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Pike Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 on Rt. 774. Everyone from the township is invited to attend. Northern Brown Senior Center will offer arthritis exercises at 9:30 a.m., volleyball practice and lunch at the center on Thursday, July 21. The public is invited to attend. For more information on this and all the events at the center contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3.

WEDNESDAY 7/20 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, July 20, 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. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Sardinia Library on Wednesday, July 20 at 11 a.m. The Library is located at 13309 Purdy Road. The public is invited to attend. The Brown County Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brown County Senior Center, 505 North Main Street in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 239-8234. Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings, hosted by the Georgetown Church of Christ will be held on July 20 at the church at 149 Hamer Road in Georgetown. Packages start at $139, all screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. for more information call (877) 237-1287 or visit Preregistration is required. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the Wednesday, July 20. Meetings are held at the conservation district office, 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424 for more information. Yoga Classes will be held for all levels on Wednesday, July 20 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. Book Club for Adults will meet on Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 200 West Grant Street. The meeting is open to everyone. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30-noon Wednesday, July 20, at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 20, 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.

County Adams/Brown Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY 7/22 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, July, 22 Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. SATURDAY 7/23 Entertainment “Another Tragedy” and “Crooked Rook” will be at the American Legion Post 288 in Williamsburg, 208 East Main Street on Saturday, July 23 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Cost only $12 for anyone 21 and older. Come join us for a great evening. Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist church will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages will be offered in addition to ice cream. For more details call (937) 444-3148. 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. Free Driver’s Training at Turfway Park on Saturday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by Driver’s Edge. For more information or to register for this free program visit or call (702) 896-6482. Referee Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. UPCOMING EVENTS C.A.M.P (Constructing Assured and Motivated People) will be held on Sunday, August 7 at the Resident Camping Area of Tar Hollow. To register youngsters for C.A.M.P. visit or call (937) 3651388. Community Frolic and Work Session, sponsored by Chatfield College in St. Martin, will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

this event is for all Chatfield students, alumni, faculty, friends and neighbors, to clean St. Angela Hall and prepare it for renovation. For more information on this event call (513) 875-3344, or (513) 921-9856.

ONGOING EVENTS Kickboxing Classes will be offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive (old Movie Gallery building) Members of Snap fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 4445230 for more information.

Shining Lights, Faith Based Organization meeting will be held on Saturday, July 30 beginning at 2:30 p.m. This is a Sabbath Service at the Gateway Center behind Southern State Community College in Brown County in Sardinia. Please join us afterwards for potluck and fellowship. For more information all Gary Evans at (937) 386-2430.

Order new book on one room schools now, from the Brown County Historical Society. The book discusses about 70 one-room schools located in Brown County. Please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444 or any society member to purchase a book.

Western Brown Junior High Football will begin on Monday, August 1. Students currently enrolled in 7th and 8th grade will need physicals and complete the required paperwork. For details contact Coach Donathan at

Yoga Classes will be offered every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Snap fitness, 127 North Point Drive (old Movie Gallery building) Members of Snap fitness as well as non-members are welcome/ Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information.

Bingo and a Visit from the Library will be held at the Northern Brown Senior Center, St. Martin Hall 20864 St. Rt. 251. For more information contact activities director Nancy Stegbauer at 513-875-2317, voice mail #3.

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.

Lake Lorelei Craft Show, is fast approaching and is set for Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Sign up now for a table that is provided at a cost of only $15. For details call Gerry at (513) 8753851. Lake Lorelei is located on St. Rt. 131 near US Route 50. Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the board office at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public. A Free Meal at Russellville Church of Christ will be offered on Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every last Saturday of the month. This event is open to the public. “Core Construction” meeting for Eastern Local School Board, has been canceled for July 11. The next meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Aug. 8. The purpose of the meeting will be for (SFC construction related items. WBHS Class of 1996 Reunion Picnic has been scheduled for Saturday, July 30 beginning at 4 p.m. with dinner set for 5 p.m. at the Fayetteville Church of Christ, 3068 U.S. 50. For more information contact Becky Brinkman at brinkman_rebecca ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, July 25 at 406 West Plum Street in Georgetown. $5 off regular Bingo, $200 monthly door prize, Weekly Hog Wild Jackpots. For more information call (937) 378-6041 ext. 223. 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, oldfashioned 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. Barbecue Chicken Dinner (also plain chicken is available from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29 sponsored by the Cowan Lake Association of Sportsmen, 331 Beechwood Road in Wilmington. This event is open to the public. Adults $6, Seniors $5 and children $2. Draw for a weekend cabin. For more information contact Mary L. Marshall at (937) 289-2340. 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. Chicken Dinner, sponsored by the Cowan Lake Associate of Sportsmen will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at 331 Beechwood Road (off Rt. 350). The cost is only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for children. Wrestling at the Rambler Center in Russellville will be held on Saturday, July 30, brought by Jeremiah L. Young of West Union. This fun event for for both old and young. For details call (937) 377-5224. Brown County Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 27 in the executive conference room. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome. Ohio Department of Agriculture Pesticide Disposal Collection has been set for Tuesday, August 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eastern Brown School grounds, US 62 south of the Appalachian Highway, near Macon. This service is free of charge. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household and non-farm pesticides will not be accepted. To pre-register call (614) 728-6987. Festival in Arnheim is set for Sunday, August 7. Meals served from noon until 4 p.m. Events run from noon to 6 p.m. with plenty of fun for the family. For details call (937) 446-2555.



Free Car Show at the Williams Corner Church of god located at 6162 St. Rt. 132 in Goshen. on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information call (513) 288-1977 or (513) 625-6459. If no answer, leave a message with your phone number.

VBS PandaMania sponsored by the True Life Christian Church will be held on Sunday, July 17 through Tuesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Park. This event is open for Preschool (2-5 year olds) up to 5th grade. For details call (937) 444-3800.

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. 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 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) 3786041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1-866-867-6892. The free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings are offered by the South Central Ohio Education and Test Center in coordination with BCHD. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. 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 regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 4443441.



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The West Fork Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School on July 18-22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Children ages 4-17 are invited to come on a treasure quest pursuing the riches of christ. The church is located at, 10127 West Fork Rd, Georgetown. For More Information, or a ride, call (937) 378-3335 or (937) 205-9470 Check out our website at

Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 2460 Greenbush West Road, Williamsburg, will sponsor its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 23. Sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages will be offered in addition to ice. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

Russellville Community Action Planners monthly meeting July 18 The July meeting of the Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAPS) will be on Monday, July 18 at the Rambler Center.

NOTICE • PERRY TOWNSHIP The Perry Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public zoning hearing per the request of Roger Moore, 5041 St. Rt. 131, Fayetteville, Ohio. Mr. Moore is requesting a conditional use permit to allow him to keep an occupied mobile home on his property in addition to his current dwelling. The Perry Township Zoning Resolution only allows for one dwelling per lot. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 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

The organization meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. These meetings are open to all. All businesses connected to the organization is conducted at these meetings. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings to offer help, suggestions etc. to make our community a better place to live. Any complaints of the work this organization was formed to do should be brought to these meetings so that any problems could be resolved in a fair and honest manner.

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Children and families are in great need of donated food this summer. USDA employees, farmers and friends are joining together to combat hunger at USDA Offices throughout the country; and the government’s goal is to collect 2 million pounds of food nationwide. Starting now through Aug.31, 2011, please bring in your non-perishable items and place them in one of the donation boxes located at The USDA Agriculture Center, located on South Main Street in Georgetown, Ohio.

Vacation Bible School on July 18-22

Many rescues come through our doors We at All Creatures see a lot of rescues come through our doors. These are the people that pick up the abandoned animals on the side of the road, take the frantic call from someone who has just been evicted from their apartment and have no where for them to go much less their pets, or drive to the outskirts of the farthest county to a shelter that no one has ever heard of to collect a bunch of dogs or cats that are on there final days of life because they have not been adopted. These “rescues” take in the lost and abandoned animals, treat their aliments, spay and neuter the pets and then try to find a good home for their wards. These are what can be called classified as a true rescue. Friends of Noah Animal Shelter is located right next door to All Creatures Animal Hospital and provides this type of rescue service. When new owners are looking for dogs or cats the first thing they think of is a breeder. Breeders are not the only place to look for the “perfect” pet…without realizing people over look the rescues thinking that they would not be able to find a perfect match for their home and family. Most people would be surprised to realize that rescues have all types of animals with many different ages. Many would-be owners are looking for a puppy or a kitten…the only thing that most would-be owners don’t realize is that if they look at


an older dog or cat the personalities are already established and the new owners will know exactly what type of personality they are getting. If you are in the market for a good pet please look at Friends of Noah Animal Shelter or go to You would be surprised at your luck and how many choices you have to choose from! Friends of Noah is a nonprofit and a non-kill animal shelter located in Amelia, Ohio. For more information feel free to visit our animals on pet-finder or call (513) 797-7387 ext. 114. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

All Creatures Animal Hospital Teams up with Friends of Noah Animal Shelter for an adopt-a-thon All Adoption Animals includes: • Heartworm tested – must be negative to be available for adoption.

• Vaccine administered –according to vaccination protocol standards at hospital

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

Rumpke has become one of the Midwest's largest providers of waste services because we treat our people like family and they provide great service.

DRIVERS Rear Load Responsible for servicing our residential route customers. Requires a Class B CDL, DOT Medical Card, 21 yrs old, a clean driving record (no DUI's in the past 5 years or 2 in any 10 year period & no suspensions & 3 or less moving violations in the last 2 years), the ability to lift up to 50-75 lbs repetitively throughout the day and capable of working in all weather conditions. Waste experience preferred.

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

Now renting 2 bedroom apartment with a den, rent starting at $550.00 with attached garage, washer & dryer hookups.


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AUTO POSITIONS Available: Auto Body & Frame/Auto Mechanic/Auto Parts Puller/Auto Sales & Service Advisor/Tow Truck Driver. Experience/Tools/References required. 513-797-7278.

CNA’S NEEDED to touch the heart of those in need, in the coming seasons of giving, and all year round! We offer 12 hour shift. Call or stop by to fill out an application. 937-378-3727.


BEST CHOICE Home Care: Mt. Orab, Ohio 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, GED, or 2 years work experience working with the elderly; must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and auto insurance. Prefer STNA or HHA but will provide training if needed. Must be willing to travel to assignment and process a genuine love working with the elderly. Employment depends upon a clean fingerprinting record. Wage and benefit package is based upon experience. Please call for interview at: 1-877-656-8526 or 1-937-444-7053. CLINICAL SERVICE PROVIDER Full-time, MondayFriday first shift position in Mt. Orab, OH (Brown County). Requires Bachelor’s degree with a LCDC III, PC, or LSW license. 2 years experience in substance abuse counseling in a residential or outpatient setting or a criminal justice setting is preferred. Driving between various locations in Mt. Orab and Georgetown required. Must complete internal training and become a certified drug test collector within 30 days of hire. During the first eight weeks of employment, must complete an internal training and pass a competency test on electronic clinical documentation software (CATT). For a list of openings and to apply, visit: www.

EEO WELDER/FABRICATOR, EXPERIENCE & references required. Full time. 513-797-7278.

DRIVERS: COMPANY/OWNER OP’s. Local & Long Haul. Dedicated Runs. Pd. Loaded/Unloaded. Good Home time. CO.-Excellent Benefits. O/OP’s-100% FSC, Fuel Cards. CDL-A: 2yrs. OTR experience, Tank & Hazmat end a + 888-880-5911. ELECTRICIAN - New construction residential, experience, tools & references required. Work own hours. 513-2009909. HELP WANTED Felicity Mfg. 1st shift F/T Women & Men Apply in person Mon.-Thurs. 10:00am-3:00pm Arco Wood Products 1105 St. Rt. 133

HVAC - New construction - residential & repairs, experience, tools & references required. Work own hours. 513-200-9909.

LOUISO TRUCKING, Inc. Full-time Class A CDL driver for Regional driving. Tanker endorsement a plus, not required. Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140. 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.

200 - HELP WANTED PLUMBER - New construction, residential & repairs, experience, tools & references required. Work own hours. 513-200-9909.

STATE TESTED Nurse Aides: Looking for caring, responsible, energetic individuals to care for our residents. 2pm-10:30pm shift. Please call 937-444-2920 or 513-579-9949. TRACTOR TRAILER Owner Operators needed today! Operate within our system at $1.15 plus. All Dispatched Miles Fuel Cards, Base Plates, Direct Deposit, Sign On Bonus. Pull our Dry Vans from our terminal to our customers in the Ohio Valley Area. Get Paid $.50cpm from your door to our terminal and back again if we can not load you home! Call us today for more information. Join Triple Crown Services, The Best in the Industry! Frank: 800-756-7433 x4 WANTED - 25 People to accept the Mt. Orab Weight Loss Challenge. Lose Weight, Feel Great, & earn CASH. For more information or get pre-registered, call 937-444-6161.

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, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 2ND STORY 2br, Sardinia, $300/mo, $350/dep. Electric efficient heat, no pets allowed. 937-587-2230 ABERDEEN - 2br, 1ba apartment, washer/dryer hookup, nice area, $450 plus deposit. 937-378-2684.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. BATAVIA: 2BR, $500/MO., $150 deposit, quiet family friendly, WW carpet, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laundry. Off-street parking. 513-561-4014. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

Apply: Rumpke Waste & Recycling Services Rumpke Consolidated 9427 Beyers Rd., Georgetown, OH 45121 Pre-Employment Testing • EOE No phone calls please

DRIVERS NEEDED Tanker Endorsement Needed 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling Home Every Night Call TCB Trucking 513-625-8183 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED NEW RICHMOND Upstairs 1br, equipped kitchen, W/D hookup, balcony, $350 plus utilities. NO PETS! 513-752-0374. 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

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GEORGETOWN: 1BR apartment w/stove, refrigerator, water/sewer furnished, no pets, $150/move-in fee plus $350/mo. 937-379-1351 or 513-767-5888. GREAT SPECIAL 1 Bedroom Nice, with big rooms! A/C, Energy Efficient Lots of storage Private entry & patios Quiet, single story community Ready Now Don’t Miss This!!! 513-724-3951 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, 2br, 1.5ba townhouse, Mill St. equipped kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 plus utilities, $470/deposit, no pets, good credit, reference check required. August vacancy, 937-442-3275. MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 937-205-2934 or 937-444-2124.

RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE Apartments, 1br units available, Move-in Rent Special, rent-$255 plus utilities, for Seniors 62 years old, disabled or handicapped. For questions call 937-392-9216 or 937-378-6603. Managed by Brown County Senior Citizens Council.

SARDINIA - 2br, 1ba, C/A, stove/refrigerator, small yard, $450/mo., $450/dep., non smoking, no pets. 937-205-2934 or 937-444-2124. SARDINIA - 3br, central a/c, no smoking, no dogs! $625/mo. plus deposit. Some utilities paid. Also efficiency, $325, & houses $475, $600 plus deposit. 513-309-4349.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR HOUSE for rent, 1ba on quiet street in Sardinia, $600/mo. Call 513-532-9076. 3BR, 1BA brick ranch on Lake Lorelei, $850/mo. plus deposit, no pets, serious inquiries only. 513-875-3459. FOR RENT - Brick home, 2-car garage in Mt. Orab, no appliances, must keep mowed. $700/mo. plus utilities, plus deposit. Available July 15th. Call 937-515-1992.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT ABERDEEN - 1-story w/basement, 3br, 1ba, fenced back yard, appliances included, $700mo. plus deposit & utilities. Available Aug. 1st.; RIPLEY - Small clean 2-story house, 2br, 1ba, appliances included, $425mo. plus deposit & utilities. 937-515-1701. BETHEL - HOUSE FOR Rent, 2br, 1ba, ranch, eat-in kitchen, W/D hookups, convenient location in Bethel Village, $600/mo., 1-month deposit, fenced in backyard. Call 513-313-2247. HAMERSVILLE, 3BR, 1ba, all appliances furnished. No pets, credit references, $695/mo. plus deposit plus utilities. 937-392-6052, 513-734-4460. HOUSE IN Greenbush, 3br, gas & wood heat, $600/mo., $600/dep. 937-444-4090. MT. ORAB - 2+br, washer/dryer/stove/refrigerator, A/C, small yard, detached garage, $700/mo., $700/dep. 937-205-2934 or 937-444-2124. NICE 2BR home in Georgetown, perfect for newly married, single or elderly couple, low maintenance, quiet street, for info call 513-678-9566. RIPLEY - 2-3 bedrooms, $450/mo., $450/dep. 937-392-4757. C/A, carpet, newly remodeled, W/D, stove, refrigerator included, carport. RIPLEY - 3br, 1ba, 1st month/deposit, 1st month/rent, no pets, references required. 937-515-9680. WILLIAMSBURG: 3BR, COUNTRY HOME w/A/C, laundry room, no pets, $750/mo. plus deposit. 513-310-3395.

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Email resume to: Attention: SPORTS REPORTER 307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT TAKING APPLICATIONS for small 12x60 nice, 2br mobile home on Rt. 62, between Macon & Ashridge. No Pets!. $350/rent, $350/dep. 937-446-2155.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main St. in Williamsburg. Has kitchen and restrooms in basement area. Has been previously used as a church. Would be good for office space or daycare. Call 513-616-8851. UPTOWN BUILDING, prime location, 2000sq. ft., great for retail or office space. Call 937-205-1678 for details.

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

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE MT. ORAB - 2br home, large 2-car garage, nice lot, $64,900. 937-444-2689. NICE 2BR home in Georgetown on quiet street, perfect for newly married or elderly couple, hardwood floors. For more info call 513-678-9566.

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE DOUBLEWIDE FOR SALE 3br, 2 full baths. Garden Tub, Kitchen Island. Washer, dryer, fridge included. On 4+ acres w/porch & 2-car garage. Less than 10 years old. Eastern School District. $100,000 or make offer. Call 937-444-3909 or 937-213-3910



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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)

409 - LAND WANTED HUNTERS LOOKING for farmland to help control crop damage, willing to harvest does, archery only, would consider trespass fee. Call 989-785-4769 or 989-306-2614.


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.

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES BUSH HOGGING, back hoe work, grading, tilling, loader work. Also tractors for rent. Call Mike 937-515-0947.

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

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

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

600 - FURNITURE LIVING ROOM set, nice for sale, $275.00. Call after 7:00pm. 937-377-1064.



20GA. MOSSBURG has both barrels $175, antique field rake, horse drawn steel spoke wheels, $200, John Deere 662 field rake, $1,250, utility trailer 4x6 $150. 937515-0947. 608 - FARM PRODUCE

STANDING HAY Arnheim area, 5 acres, FREE. 937-213-2060.



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

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


613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES YORKIEPOO PUPPIES for sale, 1-female, 3-males, multi-colored. 937-695-0669.

614 - HORSES/LIVESTOCK 3YR OLD registered TB Filly, kind, $1500, 937-378-2731. 7yr. old registered TB Stallion. Nice foals on the ground. Full brother won $80,000. $500 937-3782731, John Deere 4020 diesel tractor, $7000.

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

937-515-2692 FOR SALE 2008 golf cart, 48V electric, excellent condition, $2300. 937-444-9403. 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.

701 - LOST AND FOUND LOST MALE PALE (Almost White) Yellow Lab Child’s Pet Last seen on July 12th at the corner of Hamer & Tracy Roads.

1975 CHEVY Dually, $1800; 1977 Chevy C20 Step Van, $3500; 1978 Chevy Blazer, $550; 1983 KX80 (Kawasaki), $350; 2006 Honda CRF 80, $1300. SERIOUS CALLS ONLY! 937-213-3162. 2001 BUICK LeSabre Custom PW, PL A/C Low Miles $7732; 2001 Ford Windstar SE PW, PL, A/C, Cruise $4732; 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis Leather Carriage Top Chrome Accents $3532; 2002 Chevy Impala LS Leather, PW, PL Low Miles $7732; 2005 Pontiac Sunfire SE Auto, A/C Gas Saver $6332; Call 513-732-2124. FOR SALE - 1978 Continental Mark V, 54K original miles, $5000 OBO; 1988 Cadilac Coupe Deville, $3500; 1998 F-150, third door, cap matching, V8 Tri-ton motor, $5500. Call 937-444-2964. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

901 - SALES FAMILY YARD/GARAGE Sale, 113 Mt. Clifton Dr., Mt. Orab. Sat., July 23rd, 9am-6pm. Something for everyone, Chipper shredder, kitchen items, books, little girl’s clothing & many odds & ends. GARAGE SALE at Seesholtz, 7227 Old US 68, Georgetown. 2-miles south from UDF on July 21, 22 & 23. Lots of baby/children’s clothing & items, toys, adult clothing, twin bed, brass headboard, TV, fish aquarium, tools, household items, picnic table, Christmas items, light fixtures, cassette tapes & much more. YARD SALE - July 21st-23rd. Baby girl clothes, stamping sets, electric seeder, glasstop coffee & end table, adult clothes, men & women’s, Home Interior, other items too numerous to mention, 17134 Minnick Rd., Mt. Orab.

800 - R.V. S/CAMPERS /TRAILERS 2006 CHALLENGER 5th Wheel camper by Keystone, 35ft long, 4/slides, king camper bed, 4-new oversized tires, non-smoker, no pets, 2-A/C, 2-Lazyboy recliners, one-owner, road ready for set up by river or lake, located in Man-chester, OH. Sell price $29,000. 937-5494070 or 813-361-2928.

804 - AUTOS WANTED BIG JIM’S JUNK CAR REMOVAL (513) 304-2280 I Pay CASH for Junk Car’s, Trucks & Vans!! 807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 1990 F250 SUPER duty, 93K/miles, newer oversized tires, clutch & brakes. Asking $6500. Call 937-446-3685.

“Doing Business Since 1953” COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES 121 W. State St, Georgetown, OH 45121 937-378-6181 513-721-0222


OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. 139 Providence Pointe, Georgetown Village S. Main St, R@ Lakeview Acres Dr, L@ Providence Pointe

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. Now reduced to $279,900. GEORGETOWN VILLAGE - Remodeling completed on this 4 BR vinyl sided 11⁄2 story home. Newer roof, HVAC, wiring, plumbing, HWH, insulation & carpet. Kitchen & bathroom have also been remodeled. Full basement & detached 1 car garage. Convenient location. Now Reduced to $84,900. ABERDEEN - 13 Lots on Stringtown Road. Lots range from two acres to seven acres. Four lots have creek frontage on Three Mile Creek. Water & electric available. Call for more details & prices.

CLERMONT COUNTY - Ranch home with elevated setting & walkout basement. 28x11 enclosed sunroom. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom. Large detached garage/barn. All of this on 5.390 acres. Asking $75,000. GEORGETOWN VILLAGE - Convenient location. .131 acre lot with water & sewer. Ideal purchase for the investor. Situated at the end of a town street. Asking $9,000.

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AUCTI ON Sat. Aug 20, 2011 12:00 Noon Location: 6434 US68 (Jensen Rd.) Ripley, Ohio 45167

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.

If found please call: 937-446-1931

611 - WANTED TO BUY BUYING LOGS & Standing Timber. Cedar, Hardwoods & Pine. Export Quality Cedar & Walnut wanted!! 937-205-8566.





David “Sam” Cropper - Broker/Owner Cell (513) 520-2552 Beverly Cropper, Realtor/Owner Cell (513) 520-3788 Barry Daulton - Realtor • Cell (513) 403-7832 Pat Daulton, Realtor • Cell (513) 218-8766 Jay Hanselman, Realtor • Cell (513) 535-5309 Lee Schweickart, Realtor • Cell (937) 515-6639 Email

As agents for the Brown County Church Of Christ trustees, we will sell the real estate described below at public auction. Real Estate: An excellent opportunity to purchase a 40x64 steel structure that has previously been used as a church. This well maintained steel building is situated on 3 acres and offers potential for many commercial endeavors. The property has a current tax value of $119,690, but will sell to highest bidder with owner’s confirmation. The current property tax assessment is $1873.39. The property is more fully described in the online Brown County Auditor web site, parcel #179004210000. Plan to attend open house Aug 6 & 13 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm or call Don Salisbury at 513-218-4661 for private viewing and information. Visit Auctioneer ID 8234 for pictures and info. Terms: 10% down on day of auction with balance due on or before Sept 20, 2011. Property sells in current AS-IS condition. Anything not attached to building interior walls is not part of auction. Owner: Brown County Church of Christ Auction conducted by: Ron Neff Realtors Thomas Brewster- Auctioneer/Realtor 740-357-0325 740-493-3194 Email:

PUT YOUR TOES IN THE WATER JUST LISTED- (2) Ohio River 1 acre building or recreational lots- $67,500 each. JUST LISTED- OHIO RIVER A-FRAME- Seawalled deep water river frontage with outstanding view. $179,000 JUST LISTED- Ohio River Frontage- 24 Acres on river w/ city water and septic, pond, pavilion, barn, $199,000 JUST LISTED- Ohio River View- 10 Acres with building site $99,000 JUST LISTED- Ohio River Frontage- 5 Acres on River, Shelter House, $99,000 5 Year Old Brick Ranch Waterfront- 3 BR 2 Bath on Acreage with deep water frontage, $169,900 20 Acres Waterfront- Whiteoak Creek- Stones throw to the river- $79,900 RIVERVIEW- Court Ordered- Fabulous view of miles of the river- 3 BR, vandalized, some trashy, dope headed, thief stole cooper. Appraised at $60K, make offer. JUST LISTED- $5,000 House and Lot- Needs lots of love and money or match, Aberdeen Area. JUST LISTED- Ripley- Historic 4-5 BR home, new heat and A/C, NICE!- $149,900 JUST LISTED- 2 homes side-by-side, 4 BR remodeled and 3 BR in need of updates, $189,900

Campbell's Frontier Realty 937-392-4308 OWENSVILLE, OHIO


TUESDAY EVE., JULY 19TH, 2011, STARTS @ 6:00 PM INSPECTION - REGISTRATION - STARTS @ 5:00 PM LOCATION: The south edge of Owensville (132 & 276) at the old Owensville School. Plenty of Parking.

Auction will be held both inside & outside


Lovely 2 story w/3 bdrms. plus 3 full baths. Deck off of master bdrm. & lower deck off family rm/Kitchen. Full basement. 2 car attached garage. $149,900.

GLORIA J CHASE 513.673.5481

1995 Chevrolet md. 30 - 1 ton van. 4.3 liter engine. 59,000 miles. (needs minor repair) 1995 Chevrolet md. 20 - 3/4 ton van. 4.3 liter engine. 61,000 miles. Has hydraulic lift gate. Van was used daily. 1993 Chevrolet 3500 Emergency Services vehicle. 6.5 diesel turbo engine. 92,000 miles. Emergency vehicle light bar. Kubota F2400, 4 wheel drive lawnmower, Capri 50 cc motorcycle, Rotohoe, pto driven wood chipper, 30’x30’ walk in freeze box (needs compressor). Also, huge assortment of furniture and equipment including teacher’s desk and student desks, tables, chairs, file cabinets, cubicles, shelves, storage cabinets, office furniture, computers, tv’s, couch and much more. TERMS: CASH OR CHECKS WITH FULL ID REMOVAL: ALL DAY WEDNESDAY (JULY 20TH) OR BY APPOINTMENT ARRANGEMENTS.


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Village of Batavia 230 North Street - Spacious brick 2 story, past use/law office, separate entrances, ample parking, possible owner financing. Jo Ann Martino




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DANNY D. DECLAIRE, BROKER Sardinia, OH 45171 • Phone: 937-446-2610 (Office) 1-800-967-6166 Charles Griffin Dennis DeClaire Ellen Housh Kenneth Kelch Roger Courts Dan DeClaire II

Sardinia, OH Sardinia, OH Sardinia, OH Sardinia, OH Mt. Orab, OH Georgetown, OH

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

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

Mt. OrabTwo 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

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

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

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

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




1275452- Western Brown Schools - Established neighborhood, no outlet street. Immaculate! 3BD, 2BA. Newer laminate. Brand new roof, carpet, paint, light fixtures & electric outlets throughout. 1600 sq. ft. living area. All brick. Fenced yard. Pool. Beautiful $119,900 1263287- Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. DING N E P Totally transSOLD formed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compact pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $109,900 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


1260969- MAJOR PRICE CHANGE!! 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!! $399,900 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





1267673 - Mt. Orab - Beautiful brand new hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, & Dining Rm. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new paint, carpet and fixtures. Covered front porch and a nice sized deck all on 2.87 ac. Shed with built in horse stall. Nice setting. Ready to move in. $74,900

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



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





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- Eastern Schools - Stop Looking! You can own your own slice of heaven! Very unique 3BR home on 16+ lush acres. Your very own private retreat! Immaculate! Great room is enormous. Family rm has a walk out. Creeks, 3 ponds, woods, tranquility. Wraparound decking, upper deck & covered porch. $219,900

1272235- Western Brown Schools!- This is that deal everyone has been looking for! 3BD, 2BA, 2.18 acre! Living room boasts beautiful hardwood floors & stone faced fireplace w/stone hearth. Wonderful solid oak cabinets & island in the bright/cheery kitchen. Carpet in bedrooms like new. $69,900



PUBLIC AUCTION LOCATED: 180 Flaugher Hill Rd., Aberdeen, OH 45101 behind the Town & Country Bowling Lanes on U.S. 52 East of Wm. Harsha Bridge. Signs posted.

SUNDAY JULY 24, 2011, BEGINNING AT 9:30AM FURNITURE, GLASSWARE & COLLECTIBLES The following furniture is made by the Henredon Artifacts Co. 2 oak chest of drawers, bedroom armoire modified w/pullout TV stand, 2 night stands w/drawers, rectangular wall mirror, Hooker home office/computer desk armoire, lamp tables, 2 Barcalounger leather recliners, ornate wooden ant. yellow upholstered chair, Cressant like new solid cherry 107” (2 leaves) dining room table w/8 chairs 2 captains & solid cherry glass china cabinet, ANT. EDISON AMBEROLA 30 cylinder music player w/6 music cylinders, 9x12 Chinese Oriental rug, ant. drop leaf table, 30” oval gold framed mirror, ornate gold framed 3’x5’ mirror, 42” Hitachi rear projection TV w/component stand, 3 Japanese colored flowered relief 12”x36” wall hangings, 4ft x 5ft picture of flower vase w/flowers, ant. framed picture of girl reading book, 2 matching gold framed 18”x24” Holland windmill paintings, low backed floral upholstered long couch & love seat, 2 glass insert Drexal Heritage rectangular coffee table & 2 door commode, rectangular 40” high two shelf glass curio cabinet, Danish teak wood modular wall unit w/desk cabinet, Shawnee, Hull, some Fenton, sev. pcs of McCoy, flour sacks, comic books, lot of different types of vases, box of old cooking utensils, old Tonka toy truck, Int. tractor, canning jars, old pictures, adv. cans, pens & pencils, cartoon figure glasses, Ball freezer jars, old, Eveready big cell battery 115 volts, 5 flat irons, cigar boxes, crock bowls, spice set, Monarch food jar, milk bottles, brass bucket, paper weights, Weideman Boy Brand Mason jar, sev. other old Mason jars, art glass, sev. S&P shakers, cigarette lighters, Royal Copley head vase, nice cake plate, towels, elephant book ends, 2 Sansui 80 watt wood enclosed speaker, 2 Infinity 30-50 watt wood enclosed speakers, TEAC AM/FM component amplifier, TEAC dual stereo cassette recorder/player, Pioneer 25 CD music player, Panasonic 4 DVD player, Panasonic commercial grade low hours, 1080i 42” multi use plasma monitor w/stand. FORKLIFT: from Aberdeen carpet store that has closed TCMFOB2O electric battery powered 4000lbs. capacity w/forks also carpet pole. Lunch served. Not responsible for accidents TERMS: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. AUCTIONEER NOTE: Furniture is from the Pat & Joyce Webster home, 2 rings of very nice glassware. Many other items not listed. Check www.auctionzip #8276 for more info & pictures.


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 & a 1 AC lot. Turn the key & move in! Brand new furnace, A/C, California Berber carpet, vinyl flring, dishwasher and countertops. Newer kitchen cabinets & windows. Beautiful! Two 12x10 sheds in excellent condition. All on 1 AC. What are you waiting for? $72,000

ER 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







1256034- 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. $139,900


SALE CONDUCTED BY Wm. J. Holton 513-218-4100 Jesse McKinzie 513-218-2541 Bill Holton 513-312-1043 Associate of Gustin Realty Kelly Newberry, Apprentice Auctioneer #8276

Real Estate and Personal Property 5914 Clough Pike, Cinti, OH 45244


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Real Estate & Personal Property Sale starts at 10AM

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Steve Maurer, State Executive Director for Ohio's Farm Service Agency (FSA), would like to encourage farmers to report failed crop acreage that will not be brought to harvest to their local FSA office. Failed acreage must be reported to FSA before destroying and replanting to allow time for a field check. "It is very important that farmers report failed acreage that will not be brought to harvest to the FSA office prior to destruction," said Maurer. "This simple act of insuring that failed acres are documented could be the determining factor in whether or not a

farmer is eligible for future crop disaster program payments." Form CCC-576, Notice of Loss, is used to report failed acreage and may be completed by any producer with an interest in the crop. For crop losses covered by the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP), producers must contact their local FSA office within 15 days of the occurrence of the disaster or when losses become apparent. Producers with crop insurance should also contact their local agent when losses occur and before destroying the crop. Although low yield acreage does not need to be reported

to FSA, producers are encouraged to keep good production records on acreage with a low crop yield to document crop losses. Reporting failed acreage to FSA will ensure compliance with current farm programs, and possible eligibility for future disaster programs. Additional information in regard to failed crop acreage or crop losses covered by the Non-Insured Assistance Program (NAP) can be obtained by contacting your local FSA office. FSA program information is also available online at: .


Farmers should Report failed crop acreage prior to destruction

Jackson named Director of Nursing at Ohio Valley Manor Nursing Ctr.

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Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is excited to announce Jamie Jackson, RN, BSN, as the Director of Nursing. Jackson graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is a member of the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA) and American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). Originally from Bethel, Jackson has more than 12 years of nursing experience and for eight of those years she has worked in a skilled nursing facility environment. “This position opened up at the perfect time in my career,” said Jackson. “I’m looking forward to taking on the supportive leadership role for my staff while still actively focusing on the needs of OVM residents.” George Balz, OVM Administrator, is eager to have Jackson on board at OVM and both are looking forward to the

future. “We are very pleased to have found Ms. Jackson,” said Balz. “She has excellent qualifications that complement the strengths of our current nursing management.” Ohio Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located north of Ripley, OH on U.S. 68. Focused on your

health and wellness, OVM healthcare options include outpatient therapy, short-term rehabilitation, subacute care, assisted living, memory care, long-term care and home health. Visit to learn more about our services, faculty and healthcare team.

Acre production reporting requirement deadline extended The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is extending the deadline to submit 2010 Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) production reports for planted acres to Sept. 1, 2011. "Producers are reminded that the July 15 deadline is still in place to report the annual acreage and that the September 1st extension is only for reporting ACRE production reports," said Steve Maurer, State Executive Director. "By following these

deadline dates, compliance with current farm programs, and possible eligibility for future programs will be ensured." The production reports impact eligibility for potential ACRE payments in the current year and also impacts future years' benchmark farm yields for covered commodities. For more information about the 2010 production reports for ACRE, please visit your local FSA county office.

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