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Wright facing charges in federal court BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Ohio Division of Wildlfe Officer Allan Wright has been indicted by a federal grand jury. A four-count indictment was returned in Cincinnati against Wright on Aug. 17. Wright, 45, of Russellville, was charged with trafficking in and making false records for illegally harvested white-tailed deer in violation of the Lacey Act. Two of the four counts charged in the indictment are felonies punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. The remaining two counts are misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine per count. Wright is also under investigation by the Ohio Highway Patrol in connection to the deer antler allegations in the federal indictment. State charges could be pending against him as well, pend-

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ing the outcome of the investigation by the OHP. Wright is on unpaid administrative leave from his job as a wildlife officer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

law also makes it a crime to hunt without a valid hunting license. The indictment charges that Vaughn killed three whitetailed deer using the illegal license. Wright personally “checked in” the three deer, again providing the fraudulent Ohio address. The indictment states that Vaughn then transported the deer back to South Carolina. That transportation of the deer across state lines is key in bringing the case under federal jurisdiction. The indictment also alleges that Wright, using his authority as a wildlife officer, seized white-tailed deer antlers from a hunter who had killed a deer illegally during the 2009 whitetailed deer season. The indictment alleges that, rather than dispose of the antlers through court proceedings, Wright caused the antlers to be transported to another individual in Michigan.

He did not return phone calls requesting comment. ODNR Spokesperson Laura Jones said that the choice of placing Wright on unpaid administrative need was reflective of the gravity of the case. “This administration felt strongly that this course of action was necessary due to the position of trust that Wright held as a law enforcement officer”, Jones said. Jones said that all state property under Wright’s control was being returned immediately. The indictment charges that Wright knowingly sold and provided an Ohio resident hunting license to Eric Vaughn, a South Carolina resident, during the 2006 white-tailed deer season. According to the indictment, Wright falsely entered an Ohio address for Vaughn in order to obtain a resident license. Ohio law makes it a crime to procure a hunting license by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or any false statement. Ohio

The indictment charges that Wright then filed an official state form which falsely reported that he had personally destroyed the antlers. The Lacey Act makes it a crime for a person to knowingly transport or sell wildlife in interstate commerce when the wildlife was taken or possessed in violation of state law. The Lacey Act also makes it a crime for a person to knowingly make or submit a false record, account or label for wildlife which has been transported in interstate commerce. The case is being investigated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney James B. Nelson of the Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little originally filed charges against Wright

in April of 2010 following the release of a report by the Ohio Inspector General’s Office. Five other Division of Wildlife employees were also charged by Little. 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 found that Wright let Vaughn 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 CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

Brown County Schools ready for new year, State Auditor: St. Martin ‘unauditable’ students can expect a few changes in 2011-2012 year BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Ohio Auditor of State has declared the Village of St. Martin’s financial records “unauditable.” A letter sent from the auditor’s office to acting Fiscal Officer Sue Spradlin and acting Mayor April Messer on August 9 said “This action may result in the Attorney General issuing a subpoena for you, Sue Spradlin, Fiscal Officer and April Messer, Acting Mayor, to appear in our office to explain your failure to bring your accounts, records and reports into an auditable condition.” The auditor’s office is giving the village 90 days to produce the requested records. Spradlin said she is working to gather the records and that she is confident she will be able to comply with the request

before the 90 day deadline. The village is set to vote on dissolving itself in November, but Brittany Elking of the Auditor of State’s Office said that the effort to bring the village records into auditable condition will continue whether the village dissolves or not. “Our office requires the village to be in an auditable state up to the date of dissolution”, said Elking. The letter to Spradlin and Messer begins “As part of our regular audit of the Village of St. Martin for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010, we have determined that the condition of your financial records is not adequate to finish our audit. We have been unable to obtain the village financial statements for 2010 and the village has not provided any relatCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Hensley denied delay in case, trial to begin Aug. 22 BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The murder trial of Joseph Hensley will begin August 22. During a final pre-trial hearing on August 16, Hensley Attorney Steven Wenke asked visiting Judge Thomas Nurre for a continuance of the case.

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“I’m really enjoying getting to know everyone here at Eastern,” Filon said. “I have 148 people to get to know and put names with faces. Our opening day of school is this Tuesday, August 23 and returning students can expect some exciting things in their class rooms.” Filon said that the staff at all the schools have implemented themes for their buildings and have been busy preparing for the arrival of students. Eastern Schools include Sardinia Elementary,

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The five Brown County Schools have been busy preparing for the 2011-2012 school year the past couple months and all are getting ready to open their doors soon. Eastern Local School District New Eastern Local School District Superintendent, Michelle Filon took over for Superintendent Alan Simmons on August 1 this year and has hit the ground running.

Russellville Elementary, Eastern High School and Eastern Middle School. “Something new this year for parents is the e-communication link which we will be encouraging all parents to sign up for,” Filon added. “They can also sign up to receive weekly electronic newsleters. Every parent will have the opportunity to be completely informed on what’s going on with their children.” To check out Eastern’s web site visit The school also have new

phone numbers which include: • Line 1 (937) 378-6720 • Line 2 (937) 695-1377 • Line 3 (937) 695-1249 The principal of the high school is Jennifer Grimes, middle school principal is Rob Beucler, Sardinia Elementary principle is Mike Bick and Principal of Russellville elementary is Susan Paeltz. Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Fayetteville-Perry Schools open for the 2011-2012 school CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


Teens and neighbors save man from fire BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press 70 year old Don List of Georgetown remains hospitalized in critical condition after a fire at his home on August 14. He’s still alive because his neighbors and total strangers braved the heat and danger to pull him from his burning home. Tonya Barnes and Chas Harrington live across North Street from List’s home. Barnes was first to spot the fire and alerted Harrington...then she called 911. Harrington ran across the street to try and save his neighbor and friend. “I opened the door and

started screaming for Don. The house was completely full of black smoke and I could only see about six feet in front of me.” Harrington continued to yell into the house, hoping List would answer. Finally he did. “He said ‘What?’ and I said “Don, you’ve got to get out of your house! Your house is on fire!”. Harrington said that List seemed to be following his voice and eventually came to the door, only to turn around and disappear back into the smoke. At that point, four teenagers were driving by on North street returning from a swimming trip. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


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Fire tape still surrounds the home of Don List in Georgetown. The bedroom where the fire began is on the first floor.

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Wenke said Hensley had given him new information in late July and that he needed time to investigate that information. Wenke said he also would need to talk to up to 25 new witnesses. Wenke told Nurre that he couldn’t go into more detail about the request for a continuance without violating attorCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Owner and President of Bryer Cable says Duke Energy is overcharging him for pole rental fees for his cable company. Scott Bryer was responding to a lawsuit filed against his company by Duke Energy, claiming that Bryer Cable had not paid pole attachment rental fees as required by a contract

between the two companies. Bryer said the last three invoices he has received from Duke are incorrect and he has been trying to work with them for the past 12 months. Bryer said that he is complying with the contract, but Duke is changing the rules. “Duke is billing me for three times the poles we are currently on and billing me for a higher rate than we agreed to in our contract”, Bryer said.

Bryer said he entered into an agreement with Duke in October of 2006 to pay $4.25 per pole on 331 poles as an attachment rental fee. He said in late 2008, Duke began billing him $6.40 per pole for 1186 poles. “We didn’t triple the amount of poles we are using overnight”, Bryer said. Bryer said he sent Duke a complete set of system maps in February of 2011 and each map

has the poles marked and counted. Bryer said Duke has not responded to this information to date. The lawsuit against Bryer is seeking $22,842.15 in unpaid pole rental fees. The only mention of increased fees in the lawsuit is one line that reads “Per tarrif, the annual rental fee has increased to $6.40 per attachment.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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“As everyone is aware,” Sebastian explained, “A letter went out to residents of the district regarding public school choice, and we’ve gotten a lot of response. The letter, dated August 1, said that RULH did not meet the goals of the state of Ohio in 11th grade math and had been designated as in need of improvement. “Once a school is in improvement status, parents are given a choice”, the letter reads. “Your child can attend a similar school that is NOT in need of improvement and the district will provide transportation. You have the following choice of schools: Eastern Brown Local Schools or Georgetown Exempted Village Schools.” The letter concludes by telling parents they must choose another school by August 17. Sebastian said that as of the meeting, although she had received multiple calls no student has requested to attend another public school. “According to the Title I regulations, any school district receiving Title funds is required, who are under school improvement for two years or more, must send out a letter offering public school choice. I had no idea that had never happened before, when I sent out the letters”, Sebastian said. “Our high school has been in school improvement for five years and our middle school has also been in school improvement even though our report card calls us effective.” Sebastian added that some of the difficulties in the district ranking are due in part to sub groups including economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities. “So these sub groups do not make adequate yearly progress (ayp),” she stated. “So that throws our district into school improvement. It’s unfortunate that the state doesn’t explain this very well. We should have been offering public school choice to our students for several years now.” Board president, Teresa

for $850,000 which we applied for, but now the real work begins because we’re on the last year of the other five-year grant. “We’ve already set up two sites at the Ripley-Union Township Public Library in Ripley and the one in Aberdeen. “The grant includes helping with math and reading and improving those skills, but it also improves the nutrition of the children, the physical fitness of the children and art enrichment.” Scott told the board that the two sites would each be open 12 hours a week and that the grant was only made possible because board members of the libraries had provided the space for the sites. She added that she was still working on another separate grant for the middle and high schools. She added that any equipment purchased with the grant funds would remain the property of the RULH School District, at the end of the five years. “All this work so far is just to get the sites licensed,” she stated. “We got our building permit and now we have the fire inspection. “There will also be parent activities as well as student activities.” After receiving a round of applause from everyone in attendance of the meeting, Scott was asked how long it took her to apply for the grant. “This time it wasn’t quite as hard, because I worked five years to get the grant that we’re just finishing out,” she told the board, “It took me five years to figure out the formula and after you do that and meet the people from the state, and continue to go to meetings for the next four years it’s not as difficult.: Scott said she probably put in between 70 and 80 hours of work on the grant process. She also told the board that she had been notified by State Farm, that the district was in the running for another $61,000 grant. Russ Curtis coordinator of the Race to the Top Program at RULH Schools reported to the

board that the district principals and others had now received the necessary training on the principal evaluation system. He added that the Ohio Department of Education would be looking into the evaluation system for the teachers, which was not yet in place. He said he was pleased with the number of teachers and staff members who had shown up on their own time to take training classes. other business, In Superintendent Birkholtz made the following recommendations, all of which were approved by the board: • approve classified substitute list; • authorize usage of the Brown County certified and classified substitute list for 2011-2012 school year; • approve a list of athletic volunteers, pending background checks, including Charles Poole, Marty Adams, TJ Huff, Susie Skinner, Cyrilda Kelley, Thomas Kelley, tim Wilson and Christy Haitz; • employ Vickie Vance as 6th grade Language Arts teacher on a one year contract; • employ Michael Kevin Guess as 8th grade math teacher with a one year contract; • employ Courtney Herrmann as 8th grade science teacher on a one year contract; • employ Christy Haitz as middle school secretary on a one year, 211 days contract; • hire Kim Myers as assistant to the treasurer on a one year contract; • employ Aimee Carpenter as high school volleyball coach on a supplemental contract; • amend the salary for Kristi Scott from $25,000 to $42,000 and pay her $10,000 from existing 21st Century Grant and $32,000 to be paid from the new 21st Century Grant; •approve salary for Joanne May, art therapist, in the amount of $20,000 and have $10,000 be paid from existing 21st Century Grant and $10,000 to be paid from the new 21st Century Grant.

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The Brown County Sheriff’s Office recently completed a “warrant sweep” with help from the United States Marshal’s Service. Three teams operating in and around Brown County worked for four days, looking for fugitives. When it was over, 15 people had been arrested on a variety of charges, including Failure to Appear. Other charges included, theft, burglary, robbery and failure to pay child support. Another 39 were found in other jail facilities, 26 were located outside the extradition authority and three were found to be deceased. Brown County Chief Deputy John Schadle said that “outside the extradition authority” means that if someone is

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Pfeffer asked Sebastian if students decide to attend other schools and the district has to pay for the transportation, does it mean the RULH School District doesn’t get to count those students as the pupils of the district” Sebastian said the funds for transportation would come out of Title I funds and not the general fund. “Unfortunately there’s never going to be a way to reduce the number of economically disadvantaged students in our district,” Pfeffer stated. Superintendent Birkholtz commented that this issue was part of the ‘No Child Left Behind’ act and when they passed that act, they were basically saying that all children were going to need to be performing at a proficient level by the year 2014. He added that by 2014, the schools would be in an online environment. “They’re going to require higher thinking skills, and tests will be tested at a 12th grade level,” Birkholtz stated. “Our teachers will have to be retrained in the use of technology being used.” He added that more and more schools would be failing under those guidelines. He said he felt like some students should be exempt from the test as the rules of the game continue to change. Pfeffer said she hopes the community understands just how important it is to understand the situation, and if they have a student in one of the subgroups, it would be beneficial to take advantage of some of the helpful programs offered by the school. Sebastian said another letter would be going out to residents informing them of the programs offered that could help their students. Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District Board of Education heard a positive report from the district’s grant writer, Kristi Scott during the August 16 meeting. “It’s official,” Scott began,” We got the 21st Century Grant

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facing a misdemeanor warrant, they cannot be extradited across state lines. Overall, 84 active warrants from Brown County Courts were cleared from the books. Ten other local cases are now under review by the Marshal Service for possible adoption and enforcement. Schadle said that some of the warrants were up to five years old, and that the help of the Marshal Service was invaluable in helping to locate

the fugitives. Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger released the following information in a press release about the warrant sweep: “United States Marshal Cathy Jones stated, ‘The collaborative investigative efforts of our partnering federal, state, and local law enforcement in Ohio and Kentucky demonstrate our commitment to make our communities safer. Fugitives often mistakenly assume jurisdictional bound-

aries will hinder our ability to locate and arrest them. We are proud to support the Brown County Sheriff and his office.’ Sheriff Wenninger would like to personally thank Cathy Jones, U.S. Marshal and Michael Picou, Deputy U.S. Marshal for their assistance in the warrant sweep in addition to all the Deputy Marshals and Sheriff’s Office personnel who participated in the apprehension and location of the fugitives.”

G’town Post investigates fatal crash involving deer The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle fatal crash involving a deer. The crash occurred on Aug. 12, 2011 at approximately 8:55 p.m. on US 52 near milepost 1. Preliminary investigation revealed that Jack Cornell, 56, Manchester, Oh., was driving a 1993 Ford Escort, west bound on US 52. Mr. Cornell struck a deer that ran onto the roadway,

throwing the deer into the path of an eastbound 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was being driven by Ciell Noble, 70, Mt. Olivet, Ky. The deer traveled through the windshield of Mr. Noble’s Chevrolet Silverado hitting Mr. Nobel. Mr. Noble was pronounced deceased at the scene by Manchester Emergency Medical Services. Mr. Noble had a passenger,

Mt. Orab Police arrest suspect for attempted murder Chief Bryan Mount reports that at approximately 12:42 a.m. on August 6, 2011, Officers were dispatched to Mt. Orab Mercy Medical Center in reference to a male subject that had a stab wound to the chest. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the victim who advised that he did not know his attacker but, the assault had taken place in the area of 3800 Lake Grant Access Rd. Officers then responded to 3800 Lake Grant Access and located the area of the attack as well as witnesses that had observed the assault. During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect was possibly at a residence just outside of the village of Mt. Orab on Lake Grant Access Road. Deputies from the Brown County Sheriffs Office responded to assist in locating the male and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect had been iden-

tified as: Ronald E. Morton, 35 years of age, from Mt. Orab. Morton was charged with Attempted Murder a first degree felony and was transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center where he remains in custody with a $100,000.00 Bond

Aberdeen’s town wide yard sale set The Village of Aberdeen will be holding a Town Wide Yard Sale on Friday through Sunday, August 19, 20 and 21. Crystal’s Collectibles located at 1475 SR 52, will be having free setup all weekend. For more information please call (937) 795-2212.

Gerardo Navarro, 31, West Union, Oh., who was not injured. Mr. Cornel and his two passengers, Jason Cornell, 27, Manchester, Oh., and Jennette Cornell, 50, Manchester, Oh., were not injured. Seatbelts were in use by both drivers and all three passengers. The crash remains under investigation.

Mt. Orab Church of Christ to hold water bash A Back To School Water Bash is being held at the Mt. Orab Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 from 2 - 5 p.m. All Vacation Bible School kids and friends are invited to attent this time of fun in the sun before school begins. There will be water slides, bouncers, fun, food, face painting, games and prizes. The church is located at 400 Smith Avenue, Mt. Orab. For more information or if inclement weather call the church at (937) 444-2721 or check the website at



Pam Sebastian, coordinator of the Title I program in RULH school district told the school board August 16 that she was surprised at the reaction she had

received from the community over letters sent from the district informing parents that they were eligible to request that their children attend other school districts because of the performance of the RULH school district.


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Ohio Tobacco Festival, four days of free entertainment, games and contests starts 9 a.m. all booths open, antique car show begins, Blue Ribbon Kids 4H baby show on main stage 10 a.m. tobacco cutting contest 11 a.m. queens luncheon registration (Masonic Lodge), children's races and games begin, 4H and FFA tobacco grading 12 Noon queens luncheon (Masonic Lodge), tobacco stripping contest and horseshoe pitch tournament 1 p.m. Ripley Idol Talent Show registration, main stage 2 p.m. Ripley Idol Talent Show 3:30 p.m. Kid’s Rodeo 4 p.m. arm wrestling contest 4:30 tractor obstacle 5 p.m. wagon backing contest 6 p.m. bed races 7 p.m. entertainment on the main stage 9 p.m. daily raffle drawing

SUNDAY 7:30 a.m. prayer breakfast at RULH Elementary School 9 a.m. all booths open 11:30 a.m. fireman's parade registration 12 Noon baking contest and auction, cornhole tournament 1 p.m. tobacco spitting contest, fireman’s parade, entertainment on the main stage 1:30 cigar and pipe-smoking contest 3 p.m. duck race and daily raffle drawing 4 p.m. grand prize drawing The festival will be visited by Kentucky artist John L. Ward who graciously donated one of his prints which will be awarded to some lucky raffle winner. Ward is formerly a Ripley resident, and has often had his own booth at the festival. The entertainment for the festival includes performances by ‘Gunpowder Creek’ and ‘Caitie Vaughn, a Ripley resident and

Brown County Auditor Doug Green and wife Norma to serve as grand marshal’s at OTF Brown County Auditor Doug Green and his wife Norma have been chosen to be this year’s Ohio Tobacco Festival Grand Marshals Doug and Norma have been the co-chair of the Ohio Tobacco Festival Prayer Breakfast since 1989. The Green’s reside in Mt. Orab. Doug is the son of Betty and the late Basil Green of Sardinia and next to the youngest of seven children. He was taught as a youth to savor the satisfaction obtained by using his God-given talents. Doug began singing gospel music at the age of six with his family, eventually known as the Green Brothers and Linda. He traveled and sang professionally with a gospel group from Nashville until 1978. His musical talents are

known throughout Brown County. Music is a vital part of Doug’s life and he is grateful to his father, his high school vocal music teacher and college music professor for their devotion in his singing career. His career has included numerous TV performances including the singing of the National Anthem for a Cincinnati Reds game. Norma is the financial administrator for the Ursulines of Brown County, St. Martin. She has also served as an adjunct instructor at Southern State Community College and Chatfield College. She is the daughter of the late Elmer Sizemore and Grace Baker/Engle Sizemore and the youngest sister of the late James Elmer Sizemore and the late Harmon Sizemore.

sophomore at Ripley High School. For more information on all

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The Ohio Tobacco Festival marks it’s 25th anniversary this year when it opens Thursday August 24 in Ripley and runs through Sunday, august 28. What began as an idea in the basement of the Masonic Lodge in Ripley in 1982 has grown into one of the largest festivals in Ohio. “Years ago, tobacco was grown on more than 11,000 farms in Ohio and provided over $36 million in net revenues to Ohio farmers annually,” said Greg Applegate, committee president for the event. “Our festival is special, especially in these tough economic times. It’s free, it provides free entertainment, free shuttle service and free contests. And this year we’ve added a lot more games for the children.” The schedule for this years

Ohio Tobacco Festival is as follows: THURSDAY 5 p.m. craft show opens, commercial exhibits open and the food booths open 8 p.m. Ohio Tobacco Festival Queen Contest FRIDAY 12 p.m. all booths open, tobacco show entry deadline 1 p.m. open tobacco judging and show 2 p.m.opening parade registration and lineup 5:30 p.m. opening parade on US 52, VIP dinner following parade 7 p.m. entertainment on the main stage, fireworks display 9 p.m. daily raffle drawing 10 p.m. entertainment on main stage SATURDAY 7 a.m. 5K Run/walk registration 8 a.m. car show registration on Front Street 5K Run/walk


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Evening classes will NOT be in session: 9/29, 11/8, 11/24, and 12/12 We provide an on-line system to pay tuition. You may use your credit and/or debit card for the transaction. Credit card payments can only be made via the internet. We will still accept cash and checks. Access the new on-line payment website by going to our district website (, then click on SPS EZpay logo to be transferred over to the payment site. Adult Education Registration Part-time: Registration is incomplete until fees are paid in full and tuition must be paid prior to the day classes begin. Classes are held based on paid registration—register and pay the tuition early to make sure the class you want will run. 1.Register online: Go to the Adult Ed Section on to complete your registration. Pay by credit card using EZpay on the Web. 2.Register by Mail: Complete the attached form and mail it with a check or money order for the full amount of the class (or classes). Checks need to be made payable to Grant Career Center. 3. Register in Person: by cash or check on Monday through Friday in the Adult Ed office (8 am-3:30 pm). Full-time: Students need to call 513 734.6222, ext. 3228 to schedule an appointment to register. All adult education classes are self supporting. Who may register: Registration is open to anyone 16 years of age or older for our part-time classes. Full-time programs require a high school diploma or GED.

FULL-TIME CAREER TRAINING Computerized Business and Medical Applications 900-Hour Business Program Grant Career Center offers a full-time career training program of in-depth learning to prepare students with job skills to meet the demands of the current job market. Course instruction includes: • medical office procedures • medical terminology • computer software • intro. to medical coding • accounting & filing • Word and Excel 2010, and much more This intensive nine-month training program prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants, insurance billing representatives, and/or personal secretaries for employers in business, government, and/or healthcare positions. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, August 2011 through June 2012. Full-time programs require a high school diploma or GED. Full-time programs can be paid in advance in one payment or quarterly payments by cash, check, money order, or credit card. Pell Grant, a non-repayable grant from the Federal Government based on financial need, is also available. Registration fee is a non-refundable $50. Cost $5,550. FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE TO FULL-TIME STUDENTS THAT QUALIFY. For additional information or to schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Administrator, call 513.734.6222 ext. 3228. Class size is limited. Register now!


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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press

Patrol offers school bus safety tips for drivers, students


A Trained Rider Is a RIDE SMART Rider! Stop by the Safe Communities booth at the OTF to register to win It’s really hard to believe that it’s already the middle of August. Before you know it, the leaves will be changing color and falling—and then here comes Old Man Winter! But between now and then, there’s still plenty of time for motorcyclists to get out and hit the highway and the many scenic roads throughout Brown County. There have been significant increases in motorcycle crashes and motorcycle fataliti es in Ohio over the past five years, and several of these crashes have been due, at least in part, to motorcyclist error from inexperience. As the number of registered motorcycles increases in Ohio each year, it is important to remember that anyone who operates a motorcycle must have a temporary permit or endorsement on his or her driver’s license. Yet Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles records show that 18,240 of those who own a motorcycle are not endorsed. Here’s a

SUSAN BASTA friendly reminder from the Brown County Safe Communities Coalition and Motorcycle Ohio (MO) of the Ohio Department of Public Safety for all motorcyclists to be properly trained, licensed and protected! Once you have obtained your permit or endorsement, MO is encouraging you to enroll in its Basic Rider Course which is offered at several locations throughou t the state. In our area, the closest training sites are the Great Oaks Institutes of Tech/Career Development. There are Great Oaks training sites on East Kemper Road and Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati and in Milford. There is also a Motorcycle Ohio Course training site at

the Pickaway-Ross Career & Technical Center in Chillicothe. Motorcycling can be quite a challenge, not just in learning the controls and dev eloping maneuvering skills, but also in finding a safe way through traffic. Your participation in the Course will give you the basic knowledge to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. For riders 18 and older who have been riding on a temporary permit for at least a year, or who are starting to ride again after an extended time away for riding, the Basic Rider Course for Returning Riders is the cours e to take. An Experienced Rider Course and Advanced Rider Course are now also offered. Each course costs $25, but the Basic Rider Course is free for those under 18 years of age. The Course has improved the riding abilities of over 120,000 motorcyclists since it first began in 1988.

For more information, please call 1-800-83-RIDER or visit Brown County Safe Communities wants to encoura ge motorcyclists to RIDE SMART. So we will be having a drawing at our booth at the Ohio Tobacco Festival next week (at the conclusion of the Festival) for three $25 gift certificates for Motorcycle Ohio rider courses. Stop by our booth and learn more about keeping yourself and your family safe on our roads! The Brown County Safe Communities Program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s National High way Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Office of Criminal Justice Services & Traffic Safety, and is locally coordinated by the HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program office at 114 E. State St. in Georgetown, Ohio.

Summer break ends for thousands of Ohio children this month who will be heading back to school. For many, the trip to and from school involves riding on a school bus. Currently, the Ohio State Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspectors are in the process of inspecting every Ohio school bus to ensure each bus is safe to transport children to and from school, and schoolsanctioned events. Across Ohio the Patrol has 23 teams of motor vehicle inspectors who inspect all Ohio school buses at least twice each year; once prior to the beginning of the school year and once during the school year. During 2008 through 2010, that equated to 140,179 inspections. However, school bus safety is more than just the inspections. Motorists approaching a school bus from either direction should remember they are required to stop a least 10 feet back from buses displaying red flashing lights and an extended stop arm. From 2008 through 2010, 4,438 motorists were cited for failing to stop for a school bus loading or unloading children. “Although drivers of all vehicles are required to stop for a school bus when it is stopped to load or unload pas-



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LT. B. K. WELLING sengers, children should not rely on them to do so,” said Lt. Randy McElfresh, commander of the Georgetown Post. “Children exiting the bus should always stop and look both ways before crossing the street and remain alert to any sudden traffic changes.” Motorists need to plan ahead and allow extra time for these school bus stops. Motorists are urged to exercise patience and never pass a stopped school bus. Additionally motorists need to watch out for children walking to and from the bus stop when they are backing out of a garage or driveway. With everyone’s extra attention we can make this a safe year for school bus travel. For a statistical map regarding school bus safety and a county-by-county breakdown of citations for failing to stop for a school bus, please visit Bulletin_2011.pdf.

What Do You Think? If you could travel through time, would you visit the past or the future?

Letters to the Editor Varnau vs. Wenninger case analysis for normal people Dear Editor, Back in 2003, Wenninger was found to not have the educational requirements that he needed to run for the position of sheriff in 2000. He was charged with falsification. the jury found him not knowingly guilty of fraud but that did not make him eligible to be Sheriff. The case was sealed by the judge who now sits at the 12th District Court of Appeals. Wenninger simply walked out of court and resumed the sheriff position. Varnau who challenged Wenninger in the 2008 election noticed that Wenninger’s Ohio Peace Officer’s Certificate would have expired in the fouryear term from 2001 to 2005.

You cannot go four years without an appointment as a peace officer and maintain a valid certificate. Wenninger could not have qualified to run for a 2nd or 3rd term without correcting this. It’s just that simple! Varnau brought a Quo Warranto action against Wenninger in the 12th District Court of Appeals. At first, they just threw it out! Varnau appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court which told the 12th District to do their job and that Varnau had a valid claim in Quo Warranto. The decision now handed down by the 12th district throws it out again and creates new case law precedent. they state that Wenninger was eligi-

ble to run for th 3rd term in 2008 no matter what kind of legal problems he had in the earlier terms. They call all this “Moot”. This apparently means if you can hide the fact you are ineligible long enough, everything turns out okay after a few years. Imagine the ramifications of that on future cases in Ohio regarding any kind of license or qualification requirements. Varnau will now return to the Ohio Supreme Court. He has not done well with all the Republican judges on the local level including the 12th district, but do remember they all socialize together at the Republican Club. The Supreme Court should rule on the simple

merits of the case. It is really very simple by the actual strict compliance election law! Ask your board of elections. They are on record knowing of this problem since 2003 and did nothing. I hope this explains this case in a clear way. Every newspaper article I read seems to not have a clue on what is going on. This does not even begin to explain the political twists and turns along the way. That would take a small book. Varnau is an Independent taking on the local political machine. This proves to be a very sad commentary on our county. Judy Bohl Georgetown

I'd definitely visit the past because of all the great music that you could understand what they're saying, you had a dance partner and gas and food were cheaper. Judy Locker, Russellville

The past, I've had enough of what's going on in the present, I don't want to see how much worse it's going to get in the future. Betty DeHass, Lake Waynoka

I'd visit the past, I liked the horse and buggy era, things are just too fast for me today. Walt Shepherd, Mt. Orab

I would visit the past and I'd share more of my time with my family. Jennifer Brossenne, Mt. Orab

I already know what's in the past, a lot of great things happened back then, and I'd like to see it all again. Doris Beckelhymer, Bethel

I'd visit the past, because I'm an antique buff, and times were slower in the past, besides, I'd know what to keep for the future. Elaine Stith, Mt. Orab

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nize everyone on earth. Imagine also that it was readily available everywhere, needed no storage or delivery and even reduced the risk of cancer and obesity. Next, imagine that the world refused to use it – crazy huh? The wonder product is human breast milk, available to all of us at birth, and sadly many babies are not getting it. All major health care providers including, The American Academy of Pediatrics, endorse human milk as the normal food for human infants. The growth and development of the breastfed baby is the standard by which all infant growth and development should be measured. Recent studies indicate that the nation could save almost 13 billion dollars in health care costs and avoid 900 infant deaths if more women breastfed. In Brown and

Adams County our breastfeeding initiation rate is 36.5%....we can do better. Mothers say that lack of societal support and approval is one big reason they choose not to breastfeed. Communities are encouraged to show mothers and their families that they are breastfeeding friendly. Brown/Adams County WIC program invites all businesses and residents of both counties to show their support for breastfeeding by displaying the international Breastfeeding Welcome Here symbol found at log/blog-post/breastfeedingwelcome-here/. Please call (937) 378-6030 (Brown County) or (937) 544-3796 (Adams County) for more information about how you can support breastfeeding. Vicki Fritz, RN Adams/Brown WIC Director


WIC celebrates breastfeeding awareness month in Brown County

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G’town Village Council considers erecting 4-way stop sign at Water St. and Ohio St.

The Brown County Press/MARTHA B. JACOB

The Georgetown Village Council street committee will be watching this intersection at Ohio Street and Water Street to decide if a four-way stop sign should be erected to slow drivers down.

owners of Georgetown Mobile Home Park approached council regarding water taps needed to set four new homes in the park. “We’re in this recession just like everyone else is,” Kent Cooper began, “We need four water taps for four new homes. That’s going to cost us $14,000, We’ve already paid for one, at $3,500. We’re getting calls everyday from people who need a home, and we just can’t come up with that kind of money right now.” Cooper asked council if it could give them 10 months to pay the balance of the water tap fee of $10,500. “We’re ready to set these homes, but we just need a little time to come up with the rest of the money,” Cooper added. “I understand that you have your standards all set up, but our money comes in at the end of each month.”

Copper asked if he could pay $1,000 a month for the next 10 months. “We could actually pay it off much sooner than 10 months,” he added, “but I’m sure we could pay it off in the 10 months allotted.” Councilman Drew Watson stated that he felt this would help in ongoing efforts to improve the village and saw no reason why council shouldn’t agree to the contract. After a brief discussion by council, members voted unanimously to allow a contract be drawn up with the Coopers allowing the transaction. Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell said he would draw up a formal agreement right away. Mayor Cahall read a letter to council from the Georgetown Animal Hospital regarding the excellent efforts by Georgetown Police Officer Vicki Coburn in tracking

ranking. Jones said he would be contracting with Kneisel Contracting on the 2011 line painting project, and that all crosswalks and stop bars would be painted in the village this year at a cost of

$18,271. He added that center lines would be painted next year. He told council that street patching would begin soon in the village with several problem areas marked at a price of $18,900.


During the August 11 council meeting Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall asked council members of the street committee, Tony Applegate, Steve Triplett and Dennis White to personally visit the intersection of Water and Ohio Street to see if they think a four-way stop sign should be erected at the site. The action by Mayor Cahall came after hearing from at least five residents who live at or near the intersection who say vehicle speeds get up into the 50 mph range even though the street is clearly marked 25 mph. Last month, several residents of Ohio Street recommended placing the four-way stop sign at the intersection and Georgetown Police Chief Forrest Coburn agreed to watch the street closely and issue tickets at warranted. “We’ve been trying to monitor that area as much as we can,” Chief Coburn stated. “Especially with our night shift, then early in the mornings. We stopped seven cars in about 15 minutes. Most of them weren’t going substantially over the speed limit, but we did issue four tickets for DUS (Driving Under Suspension).” Chief Coburn admitted that there has probably been a 15 to 20 percent increase in the amount of traffic on Ohio Street in the last couple of year. “A four-way stop sign would probably slow that traffic down”, he said. The committee scheduled a meeting for the following week and will report back to council with a recommendation. Georgetown residents Jennifer and Kent Cooper,

down people who had given bad checks to the animal hospital. The letter stated that she had retrieved a great majority of the funds owed to the animal hospital, and the department was greatly appreciated. Chief Coburn also read aloud a letter from members of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation thanking the department for helping with the ‘Great Stride Event.’ Mayor Cahall commended the chief for his departments actions. Chief Coburn reported to council that several suspects had been identified as part of a recent rash of break-ins at the Frontier Communications complex on Iowa Street in Georgetown. “There have been three break-ins reported from the Frontier lot where several thousands of dollars’ worth of copper wire has been taken,” Chief Coburn said. “We utilized various monitoring devices in an attempt to detect any intrusions and changed our patrol patterns to more effectively cover the area.” Chief Coburn said his department was able to apprehend two vehicles and link them with a Kentucky residence. At least three suspects have been linked with stealing large amounts of wire from Ohio, Kentucky and West virginia. Village Administrator Kelly Jones reported to council that the Phase 1 Archaeological Study for the wastewater treatment project was complete and had been sent to the EPA and the Ohio Historical Preservation office for review. He said he had received notice from RCAP that the village is ranked number one at District 15 for the $250,000 ARC Grant for the WWTP project. The project will now go on the the state for a final

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The effort to get federal disaster assistance money from spring flooding is underway in Aberdeen. Village Administrator Emily Henderson told council on August 15 that she had attended a kick-off meeting with FEMA and she had an upcoming meeting with a project specialist who was going to help her with a public assistance grant. “This specialist will be looking at some of the damages our village received from the floods between April 4 and May 14,” Henderson said. “Money from this grant could be used to either reimburse us or make more repairs from the flood damage. “We will definitely be looking at flood damage on Mountain Street, and hopefully get the funds to cover some of the costs.” The village recently hired a new employee to help the administrator so she would have more time to write grants for the village.

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“We’re not guaranteed these grant funds,” she added, “But our county is one that was chosen by Governor Kasich to qualify for the funds, so we’re going after them.” In other business at the August 15 council meeting, Henderson was asked by council member Jerry Applegate if the issues with the pumps at the water plant had been addressed. “The only problem we had,” Henderson began, “Is that we didn’t have all the pumps working at one time. Whenever we had to rebuild or work on one of the pumps, that left the other pumps working harder, which was real hard on them and they kept heating up. We finally got all of them operational and as long as the choke valves keep working, we’ll be just fine.” Keith O’Dell, utilities supervisor for the village told council that he has had some issues with sticky valves, but he was working on replacing them. “Those valves are positively ancient,” O’Dell explained, “We have started replacing them with new ones now and we’ve also took measures to keep the pumps from heating up. We flooded the room with about four feet of water because those pumps were designed to operate under water and now they don’t heat up.” O’Dell went on to discuss blowers at the water plant and said he is still searching for one of the blowers that was sent away to be repaired but because the new administration can’t find paperwork on the transaction, they are unsure where the blower is. “We have five blowers working, one blower not working and then the missing blower,” O’Dell said. Councilman Jay Castle commented that a large crane was


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brought in to remove the blower and that perhaps paperwork could be found on the crane company, who might know where the blower was taken. Henderson said she would begin a search on the crane company and report back to council on what she found. Applegate gave a street committee report and said he was pleased with the progress that had been made in cleaning village storm drains. He asked Henderson if there had been any progress in obtaining a gas tester for the village and was told that one had been purchased and had arrived that day. “That’s great,” Applegate said. “We really needed that tester for safety reasons. We spent about a week with the community workers on cleaning out storm drains, but we’re facing some real challenges. Those drains are thoroughly clogged all the way to the lids. We tried everything to get through all that stuff, we tried using fire hoses to break it loose, but even with all that pressure we still could only get part of the way through.” Applegate told council that he planned on renting some kind of auger from Brown County Rental for two days at a cost of $80 and that work would begin again the following week. He also told council that once the drains were all cleaned some kind of maintenance flushing program needed to be scheduled to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Applegate also reported that

asphalt repairs would begin on Mountain Street in the next week or two. Henderson told council that the misplaced old ordinance book had been found in the police department office and that she would be scanning it all into the village computer. “I also wanted to express some concern about Lower Alley,” Henderson said. “It used to be one-way, but now it isn’t, and some residents in that area are worried there will be an accident there.” Following a brief discussion on the matter Aberdeen Chief of Police Clark Gast said he would change it back to oneway and post signs right away. Council unanimously approved of the change. Henderson said she had a visit from someone from the Adams-Brown County Creating Healthy Communities who requested placing a sign at the village park. The sign would read “For the Health of Our Kids, Please don’t use tobacco products in the Park.” Council asked for more information on the request such as the size of the sign and where they proposed to erect it. During the meeting Chief Gast presented a framed letter of appreciation to Sgt. Shawn Newman for his hours of hard work in getting the keepsake from New York from one of the twin towers lost in 911. Council voted to create a new line item to accept donations towards a memorial for the beam to be built at the village park. Memorial bricks will be sold by the police depart-

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The John (Ben) Houser Memorial Picnic sponsored by: Brown County Democrat Party will be held Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Western Brown High School, 472 W. Main St. Mt Orab, Ohio 45154 (follow the signs). Bring a side dish, your eating utensils, a lawn chair and join us for some good barbeque pork and chicken by the famous Greg Kinder, the barbeque man. There will be corn hole, kickball, and other games for the young and old. There will be indoor and out-

The office of Rep. Jean Schmidt will host Financial Smarts seminars in Hamilton County, Clermont County and Brown County at separate times Aug. 24. The free seminars are open to anyone in the 2nd Congressional District who is interested in learning more about personal finances, how to deal with the loss of a job or savings, or how to better manage money in anticipation of retirement. Tips will be shared by representatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Topics will include money saving strategies, creating a budget to meet your financial goals, keeping

door seating, so don’t worry about the heat. Meat and drinks will be provided. Bring your eating utensils and a side dish. Live music provided. Everyone welcome! Tickets are $10.00 for those 16 and over and are available from your Democrat Central Committee Person or Club Members Speakers will be from Ohio House Dem Caucus, We Are Ohio/SB5 Campaign, AntiVoter Suppression Bill. R.S.V.P. to Dallas Hurt at or at (937) 377 4301

your money safe from fraud, and obtaining a free credit report. Seminars will be offered at: • The Anderson Center, Community Meeting Rooms A and B, 7850 Five Mile Road in Hamilton County’s Anderson Township, from noon to 1:30 p.m. • The Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road in Clermont County, from 3 to 4 p.m. • The Gaslight Theater, 301 S. Main St. in the Brown County village of Georgetown, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged, but not required. If you have questions or would like to register, call 513-791-0381 or email:

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Aberdeen Police Chief Clark Gast presents a letter of accommodation to Sgt. Shawn Newman for his efforts in obtaining a piece of the twin towers lost in 911. A memorial is planned for the artifact.

ment to raise money for the memorial. Michael Kidston, representative for Artesian of Pioneer, the firm handling the construction of the new wastewater treatment plant attended the meeting to answer any pending questions about the project. O’Dell had some questions about how making repairs to the existing water tower would effect the plant. Kidston told council that the water plant would operate efficiently for the time the tower was was being worked on and added that the pressure from the tower was still needed. Kidston also told council that his company would build a good plant that would pass all EPA standards. Councilman Robert

Hutchison commented that he didn’t see a problem, but councilwoman Billie Eitel said she felt like the village needed another elevated tank. Kidston added that work on the new plant was ready to begin pending EPA approval. In regard to the November elections, Councilman Applegate reported that he had pulled his petition for mayor from the board of elections because he felt he was better suited to be on council. Council also voted unanimously to change from two meetings a month to one meeting a month to be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. The September meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 due to Labor Day.

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lowing actions undertaken by the Court for the month of July 2011: New Civil Cases Filed or Reopened: 63; Civil Cases Completed: 65; Civil Cases Pending: 278; New Felony Criminal Cases Filed: 23; Criminal Cases Completed: 16 Criminal Cases Pending: 61; New Domestic Relations Cases Filed or Reopened: 62; Domestic Cases Completed: 75; Domestic Cases Pending: 174; For further information, contact Joni Dotson, Court Administrator, Brown County Common Pleas Court, 101 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 (937) 378-3188.

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Final construction to begin on Mt. Orab Fire Dept. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford (left) signs a contract with Dale E. Roe of DER Development Company, LLC during a brief meeting August 17. DER Development will begin the final phase of the new Mt. Orab Fire Department building currently under construction. Work should begin next week with a completion date of early spring, 2012. The company has 300 days to complete the building.

HEAP/Summer crisis program will end Aug. 31 The HEAP/Summer Crisis (SCP) administered locally by Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc. is scheduled to operate through Aug. 31, 2011. Through this program we can provide assistance (not to exceed a total of $175.00) to eligible households with one electric bill/PIPP Plus installment (a disconnect notice is not required). PLEASE NOTE we can no longer assist with an air conditioner since our supply has been totally depleted. APPLICANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 60 must provide physician documentation dated within 30 days of the application for themselves (or a household member) that states “Due to an illness, this client would benefit from continued electric service…”. Physician documentation is NOT required for applicants (or household members) who are 60 years of age or older. You will need to provide the following: Proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate, current medical card, voter registration card); social security cards for all members of the household; proof of income for the household; birth dates; proof of disability if disabled; bills for both the main heating and electric utility sources. As noted above, applicants under the age of 60 also need their physician’s documentation. Income guidelines are at 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as follows:

Household Yearly 13 Wks Size Income Income 1 $21,780 $5,445 2 $29,420 $7,355 3 $37,060 $9,265 4 $44,700 $11,175 Households with more than four members add $7,640 per member to the annual income and $1,910 per member to the quarterly income. Please contact your local HEAP office as follows: Adams County - 1-800-2337891 or 937-695-0316, Ext. 252, 235, or 236. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; walk-ins accepted daily, 7:30 - 10 a.m. Brown County - 1-800-5537393 or 937-378-6041, Ext. 305, 253, 280, 254 . Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Walk-ins daily, 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Outreach is available for the elderly or disabled.

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The Ohio Tobacco Festival Cornhole Tournament will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at 12 p.m. You must bring your own partner, no professional players. Entry fee is $40.00 per team. Payout is as follows: 20 teams or more 70 percent payback, 15 - 19 teams 60 percent payback, 10 - 14 teams 15 percent payback. For more information call Roger Kinnett at (937) 6181180.



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Aberdeen to seek grant funds for spring flood damages, progress continues on street repairs

The Brown County Press - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - Page 7


Rodney Beckett, 51 Rodney Beckett, 51, Winchester, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. He was born in Mason County, Ky., on March 31, 1960. Rodney attended Winchester United Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents Jesse and Virginia (Crawford) Beckett of Lake Waynoka, wife Debbie (Jones) Beckett of Winchester, whom he married on Aug. 1, 1988, five sons; Ryan, Patrick, Landon, Logan, and Casey Beckett all of Winchester, one brother; Barry Beckett of Mt. Orab, two sisters; Rhonda Hamilton of Mt. Orab and Sandi Kattine of Georgetown, and one grandchild; Everlee Beckett. Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 where John Waugh officiated. Burial followed in Winchester Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family C/O Debbie Beckett, 7 Graces Run Road Winchester, Oh. 45697. The Wallace-Thompson Funeral Homes, BradfordSullivan Chapel, Winchester, served the family.

Louetta M. (nee Whitson) Bowman, 87 Louetta M. (nee Whitson) Bowman, 87, Fayetteville, Oh., died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. She was born May 28, 1924 in London, Ky., to the late William and Kate Whitson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Timmy Fields, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Mrs. Bowman was a teachers aide at BCMRDD. She leaves behind her husband, Dan Bowman, Fayetteville, daughters, Amy (Shawn) Jones, Kathey (Hank) Dingus, son, david (Karen) Fields, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. Services were Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church where Tim Cline officiated. Burial will be in Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Donald R. Cook, 55 Donald R. Cook, 55, Blanchester, Oh., joined his soul mate, Mary, on Sunday, August 14, 2011. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (nee Brunner) Cook, dear father of Dawn (Scott), Angel (Kenny), Jamie (Leland), Patience (Steven) and Christy (Tracey), devoted grandfather of 10 granddaughters, 2 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Don is survived by his mother and siblings. The family will be having a memorial service, please keep checking The Tufts-Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester, served the family.


Carolyn Owens, 78 Carolyn Owens, 78, Sardinia, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. She was the loving mother of Tim Brisker, Lisa Whittlesey (Ted) and Jay Owens (Jennifer), affectionate grandmother of four, caring sister of Lois Walden and Dorothy Wood Britt. Carolyn was the beloved wife of the late Claude J. Owens, and she was also predeceased by four brothers and sisters. Services were Monday, August 8, 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2300 Wall St. Suite H Cincinnati, OH 45212. The Craver-Riggs Funeral Home & Crematory, Milford, served the family.

Christine Roberta (nee Gaines) Patterson, 93 Christine Roberta (nee Gaines) Patterson, 93, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. She was born July 13, 1918, in Casey County, Ky., to the late Robert and Marada (nee Singleton) Gaines. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Arlis Ray Patterson and great grandchildren Katherine and Michael. Mrs. Patterson is survived by daughters, Frieda Burchell, Liberty Township, Oh., Marcella Faye Cole, Mt. Orab, Judith Ford, Carmichael, Ca., grandchildren, Michael, Jenny, Fred, Alan, Lori, Lisa, Lisa Michael and great grandchildren, James, Ryan, Matthew, Nathan, Ashley, Kalle, Will, Ben, Josiah, Joshua, Robert, Andrew, Ashley and Taryn. Christine was a member of the Eastern Star and has worked at Formica and had been a cashier. Services were held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 where Max Cole officiated. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

L’Cainian Evans, 91 L’Cainian Evans, 91, Withamsville, Oh., formerly of Felicity, Oh., died on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. He is survived by his wife Grace Houser Evans, 2 daughters, Annabel (Bob) Ihrig and Katherine (Brian) Fichter, 2 granddaughters, Elizabeth (Colt) Stafford and Laura Fichter, numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Burial was at the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity, Oh. Memorials may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, Ohio. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

James Henry "Jim" Hall, 79 James Henry "Jim" Hall, 79, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Jim was born on Feb. 22, 1932 to the late Taylor and Avala Hall. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Mr. Hall served in the US Army, retired from Ford Motor Company and was an avid sports fan and golf fanatic. He was a wonderful dad and husband and was a friend to all. He was the beloved husband of Betty Hall of Mt. Orab, loving father of Randy "RJ" (Donna) Hall of Lake Panasoffkee, Flor., and Angela (Jeffrey) Beasley of Anderson Twp., Oh., caring grandfather of James, Mason, Andrea and Tricia, dear brother of Velva Carver of Franklin Furnace, Oh., Evelyn French of Glen Este, Oh., and Paul Hall of Wheelersburg, Oh. Services were held Sunday, August 14, 2011. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Sandra L. "Syndi" Nichum, 65 Sandra L. ‘Syndi’ (nee Merkle) Nichum, 65, Bethel, died Sunday, August 14, 2011. ‘Syndi’ was born Jan. 23, 1946. ‘Syndi’ was the beloved wife of 35 years to John S. Nichum, dear mother of Sarai Wright and Jeff (Donna) Knable, sister of Karen Hungler, Bonnie Rudolph and Michael Swaggerty, grandmother of Anthony, Daniel and Madeline, also survived by 4 sister-inlaws, 1 brother-in-law and 15 nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Bobby D. Strunk, Jr., 49 Bobby D. Strunk, Jr., 49, Bethel, died Saturday, August 13, 2011. Bobby was the husband of Robin Strunk, dear father of Robert L. Strunk and Josh B. Strunk, son of Brigiette (Kaliska) Strunk and the late Bobby D. Strunk Sr., Brother of Monika Saunder and Nick Strunk. Services were Friday, August 19, 2011. Burial was in Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel, Ohio. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

John E. Willhoff, 64 John E. Willhoff, 64, Bethel, died Sunday, August 14, 2011. John was the dear husband of Donna J. (Schunk) Willhoff, loving father of Amy D. (Shawn) Housh, Tracy Willhoff, Michelle Willhoff, Chad (Amy) Willhoff and the late John Willhoff and step-father of the late Scott Brooks. He was the grandfather of Kody Nickol, Cayla, Peyton and Devyn Housh and Raygen Willhoff, brother of Irene Baker, Mary Jo Pierce and the late Martha Parker. Also survived by his Uncle John Schafer. He was the son of the late Harold and Josephine (Schafer) Willhoff. Services were held Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. A Memorial Gathering for family and friends was held from 5-6 p.m., Friday at the Bethel United Methodist Church. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Raymond Jay Fabing, Jr., Raymond Jay Fabing, Jr., 69, Tate Twp., passed away on August 6, 2011. Raymond was the husband of Emily Fabing (nee Evans), father of Steven Fabing and Allison Weatherwax (Justin), grandfather of Ethan Fabing and Andrew Justin Weatherwax, brother of Rick Fabing and Chris Fabing. Services were Thursday, August 11. 2011. Interment was in Tate Township Cemetery. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Thomas J. Richter, 64 Thomas J. Richter, 64 of Fairfield, Oh. died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. He was born in Hamilton on Jan. 27, 1947, the son of John and Mary (Honerlaw) Richter, and was a 1965 graduate of Garfield High School. Mr. Richter was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was employed by Rumpke Inc. for thirty years, twenty five years as a truck driver with a perfect driving record. In 1966, at St. Ann Church, he married Verinda Sue Brumett. Survivors include his wife Verinda, two children, Thomas J. (Elizabeth) Richter Jr. and Tonya Renee Bushman, two grandchildren, Douglas and Brady Bushman, 3 step-grandchildren, Cameron, Corey, and Caytie, many other relatives and friends. Services were held Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 where Pastor Steve Sears officiated. Committal services were Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 where Pastor Matt Young, followed by burial in the Cherry Fork Cemetery, in Cherry Fork, Oh. Memorials are suggested to the One Way Farm 6131 E River Rd Fairfield, OH 45014. The Zettler Funeral Home, Hamilton, served the family.

This month, I am so excited to share with you a new study that was recently released confirming the successes of Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging. The report, “Coming of Age: Tracking the Progress and Challenges of Delivering Long-Term Services and Supports in Ohio,” was conducted by the Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio. This particular organization has been a great asset to Ohio’s aging network with the research they conduct. We certainly appreciate their expertise in collecting data and producing reports that have helped illustrate the need for continued and increased support for home and community-based services. The report shows that the proportion of Ohioans receiving long-term care Medicaid services in their own homes and communities to those cared for in nursing homes has increased from less than 10 percent in 1993 to 42 percent in 2009. Through this shift, the report explains, Ohio’s longterm care Medicaid spending on older adults (when adjusted for inflation) has actually lowered over the past 12 years while raising the average num-

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ber of persons served each day by nearly 10,000. Basically, more Ohioans are being served at home and in the community than a decade ago, but the state is spending less money for their care, thanks to programs managed by Ohio’s network of Area Agencies on Aging. Our Agency, which covers Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton, is available to help older adults and those with disabilities remain in their homes by services through our contracted providers. These could include care management, home-delivered meals, emergency response systems, homemaking services, and transportation just to name a few. Our PASSPORT program, a Medicaid-waiver program that helps Medicaid-eligible older Ohioans receive the long-term services and supports they need to stay in their homes, has

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The Living Church of Five Mile will be hosting Sister Linda Gibson Johnson on Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. Saturday’s service will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s service will begin at 11 a.m. The church is located at 16908 US Highway 68, Mount Orab. Admission is free, a love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome.

Church to hold Homecoming service, picnic The Bethel Shiloh Church of God will be celebrating 134 years with the Bethel Shiloh Homecoming on Sunday, August 21, 2011 beginning at 11 a.m. with a concert by The Benge Family Singers and drama by His Image. There will be a picnic after the service and everyone is invited to come. The church is located at 2771 Oakland Locust Ridge Road, Bethel. For directions and more information call (513) 317-2253.

Revival begins at Freedom in the Rock Freedom in the Rock congregation and Pastor Richard Deems would like to invite you to a weekend of services with Pastor Glenn Henderson from Fairborn, Oh. Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27 services will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, August 28 service will begin at 6 p.m. You don’t want to miss this service! For more information and directions call (513) 2768673.

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BY WHAT POWER? Look with me in Acts 3:2: “And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold I have none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.” Verse 11: “And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.” That opened the opportunity for Peter to preach to the people. And that sermon brings us all the way down to chapter 4. Verses 1-12: “And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.” So this was no small revival meeting caused by the healing of this lame man. Furthermore, it stirred up these officials to no end. Let’s continue. “And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any order: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Whoa! Those words are good evangelistic preaching words; aren’t they? Well, the high priests and rulers threatened the disciples and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. However, they could not punish them because of the miracle done in front of the people. As a result of this altercation with the high priest a great revival took place in the church at Jerusalem and Christians were once again filled with the Holy Ghost. We also need to be filled once again with the Holy Ghost! Now listen, I believe that when Jesus was on trial before Pilate it wasn’t Jesus on trial. It was the Roman government which was on trial; and they lost. When the Sanhedrin had Jesus on trial it wasn’t Jesus on trial. It was the Jewish government on trial; and they lost. Now here we are again with Peter and John on trial. But it wasn’t Peter and John on trial; it was the Sadducees, the high priest, the rulers, and elders of Israel which were on trial; and they lost. When the apostle Paul was on trial in Jerusalem before King Agrippa and Festus, it wasn’t Paul that was on trial. It was them; and they lost. And I will tell you who else is on trial. It is the world on trial and one of these days it will stand before God Almighty in the judgment. That is still pending. Will you be on the jury or will you be standing before the Judge? Will you be on the winning side or the losing side? You decide.

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Limings celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Ron and Marian Liming, Georgetown and their family would like to invite friends and acquaintances to their 50th wedding anniversary open house celebration. It will be held at their church, Trinity Christian Fellowship, 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, Oh., from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Ron and Marian are the parents of one son, Shawn Liming and his wife Charlyn (Layman) of Sanford, NC., and one daughter, Kelly Liming Tomlin and her husband Shawn of Georgetown. They are the grandparents of Darcy, Dylan, and Trinity Liming and Piper, Finn, and Dane Tomlin. The Limings own and operate Liming’s Training Stable in Georgetown. They look forward to seeing everyone and sharing memories. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Liming on their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Ogden’s celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Lanny and Pat Ogden, Sardinia will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. The Ogden’s have two sons, Troy of Sardinia and Thomas of Columbus, plus lots of grandchildren. If you would like to send greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Ogden for their anniversary please send them to 11853 Pool Kuntz Road, Sardinia, Ohio 45171. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Ogden on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Gelter/West Reunion set There will be a Gelter/West Family Reunion on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 beginning at 1 p.m. The reunion will be held at the Macon Church of Christ Annex on Emmons Street in macon. Please bring a covered dish and plan on reminiscing with relatives. For more information call (937) 695-0265,


Cub Scout Pack 629 in Hamersville is proud to have earned the National Summertime Pack Award and have several boys earning the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award. Events this summer have included Veterans and Memorial services, soapbox derby, two family campouts, Daycamp, Reds and Florence Freedom baseball, parades, tours, monthly pack meetings and other activities. Starting with the new school year; the pack has new Committee Chairperson and CubMaster, Josh and Shelly Fay. For information on joining the pack, call Josh and Shelly at (937) 446-4494. The pack is having recruitment on Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Hamersville School. Current Scouts include Junior Crawford, Isaac Bernhardt, Jackson Tackett, Phoenix Newland, Dawson Hitt, Seth Barber, AJ Graham, Trenton Clarkson, Troy Hughes, Aaron Teegarden, David Tincher, Jacob Holbrook, Liam Powell, Evan Grimes, Spencer Bick, Jordan Hall, Jakob Fay, Parker Lauders, James Powers, Kris Darlington, Hunter Stutz, Logan Lindsey, Evan Hurst, Pierce Schadle, Samuel Linkous, Gavin Kelley, Ryan Craig, Allen Pollard and Noah Hiler.

Maham graduates Cum Laude Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa., a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University held a Summer Commencement ceremony Aug. 6 at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport, Pa. Mary A. Maham, Mount Orab, Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant was named to the Penn College Summer 2011 Dean's List. Mary also graduated this summer Cum Laude. The Penn College Dean’s List includes all full-time students who have a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better. Parttime, degree-seeking students who have earned 12 credits and have a graduation grade-point average of 3.5 will receive initial Dean's List recognition. Thereafter, upon completion of each additional 12 credits, a student will be eligible for the Dean's List if the minimum GPA has been maintained.

Martin and Debra Maham, Mt. Orab are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann Maham to Jeremy Good, son of Don and Angie Good of Lucasville, Oh. Mary Ann is a 2004 graduate of Western Brown High School. Jeremy is a 2004 graduate of Valley High School, Lucasville. Both are graduates of Shawnee State University, Portsmouth and both are also graduates of Penn College’s Physician Assistant School. The couple was wed on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Norlyn Manor, Batavia and will be honeymooning in Jamaica. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Good are their recent nuptials.

SSCC receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant It’s that time of year already—back to school. But not just for kids; adults may find they need to refresh their skills too. Southern State Community College’s Adult Opportunity Center (AOC) offers free Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) classes on each SSCC campus (Hillsboro, Wilmington, Washington C.H. and Sardinia), as well as several off-campus locations. And now services in Adams County have been expanded thanks to a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. ABLE classes meet for a three-hour session twice a week. A daytime class at the Nazarene Church in Manchester will begin classes in early August, and a new evening class will open soon at the Life Impact Church in West Union. “Often, potential students are worried they are ‘too old’ to be enrolled, but that is not the case,” said Karyn Evans, SSCC Dean of AOC. “The Adult Opportunity Center has served more than 18,000 adults from the age of 18 to 87. The classes are designed to be self-paced and individualized to meet the needs and goals of the students.” ABLE classes are offered free of charge to any adult who wishes to take the next step academically. Services include preparing for the GED, brush-

ing up for college, meeting requirements for a job or a potential job, or enhancing the basic skills of reading, writing or math. All books and educational materials are provided to the students. Strengthening its commitment to literacy in the communities it calls home, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded more than $4.6 million in grants to 481 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools. Southern State’s AOC was named as one of the recipients of Dollar General’s Adult Literacy Grant which provides funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. To qualify for the grant, an organization must provide help in adult basic education, general education diploma presentation, and English language acquisition. Those interested in participating in the ABLE program are invited to attend an orientation session, during which time administrators will go over registration, assessment, development of student goals, and information about the program. Orientation is offered several times each month. For additional information or pre-registration for any of the sites, please contact Southern State’s AOC office at (937) 393-3431 or (800) 628-7722, extension 2687.

Patricia Homan, OSU has been appointed as Chatfield College’s first-ever Associate Dean and Site Director for the St. Martin campus in northern Brown County. Sr. Patricia will also oversee Chatfield’s Campus Ministry program at both the St. Martin campus and the Findlay Market campus. Homan has dedicated and volunteered for Chatfield College over the past 8 years – as both a Trustee and as Congregational Minister of the Ursulines of Brown County. She recently completed her terms of service for those positions. “I am excited to be a part of Chatfield College and the mission of empowering students to achieve their dreams. Although I have much to learn, the faculty and staff have been very helpful and I look forward to the beginning of classes so I can meet the students. It is a privilege to be involved in helping dreams come true,” says Homan. Sr. Patricia has lived, studied, and worked on the St. Martin campus on several occasions. She graduated from Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, earned her Bachelor’s degree at Ursuline College in Cleveland, and her M.Ed. at Wright State University. Sr. Patricia has more than 35 years of experience as a teacher; advisor, Campus Minister, and Assistant Principal at the high school level in Cleveland, Springfield, Cincinnati and St. Martin, and was co-director of Ursuline Educational Services, a national organization, between 2007 and 2011. She was instrumental in the development of Chatfield College’s Campus Ministry program, actively engaged in Chatfield’s recent self-study for the Higher Learning Commission, and fully involved in the creation of the school’s three-year strategic plan. Chatfield College has announced the appointment of Alan D. Simmons as the Academic Dean and Chief Academic Officer of Chatfield College for both the St. Martin and Findlay Market campuses. Simmons’ brings valuable

experience in educational administration, having had responsibility over more than 150 employees and a $27 million budget as Superintendent of the Eastern Local School District in Brown County. He has significant college teaching experience, including nearly a decade as an adjunct instructor at Chatfield College, where he was the 1991 recipient of the GCCCU “Excellence in Teaching Award”. “I’m excited about being part of the growth and changes at Chatfield College. I look forward to aiding the students and staff in their educational goals,” Simmons says. Alan is a graduate of Fairfield High School in Leesburg, and holds a Bachelors of Education from Ohio University, a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton, and is pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. He also served our country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Alan and his wife Linda have four children, ranging from 12 to 23 years of age, and reside in Lynchburg. For more information, visit the website, at, call 513-875-3344 or email

Book sale in Mt. Orab The Mount Orab Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale. You can purchase books by the bag for $4.00 per bag or by the suggested donation price list. The sale will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mt. orab Library at 613 South High Street. For more information call (937) 4441414.

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Rep. Danny Bubp

Ohioans For Concealed Carry is proposing this change after years of complaints that the law has been unreasonably applied against people. The most notable occurrence from Canton, Ohio was caught on dashboard camera this June – criminal charges are still pending. Rep. Bubp, whose last year in the House of Representatives will be next year due to term limits, let everyone know that he will be running for the Senate in the next election. Imme diately after Rep. Bubp’s talk, with Representative Bubp still in front of the audience, Coordinator Doug Deeken told everyone the history of the Tony Gordon Memorial Award - an award given annually to an individual who has gone well above and beyond in advancing the gun rights of Ohioans – and presented the award to Rep. Bubp as this

year’s recipient. Candidate for US Senate Republican nominee Kevin Coughlin, who hopes to unseat incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown, told of his vision of what needs changed as did Columbus Mayor candidate Earl Smith and Columbus City Council candidate Mark Noble. After the speakers, attendees heard from a few of OFCC’s coordinators. OFCC legal counsel and Coordinator Derek DeBrosse, Compliance Coordinator Christopher Harben and Legislative Coordinator Gary Witt talked briefly about t heir respective areas of OFCC responsibility. OFCC’s Vice President Bryan Torok was introduced along with the coordinators who were present; Bill Kelley (forum name OldMic), Chris Harben (charben), Mike Schmieg (Schmieg), Mark Rogers (muxtech), Doug Deeken (DougD), Derek Debrosse (DerekD), Gary Wit (MrMagoo) and Dave Milthaler (DGMilty), giving people a chance to associate names with faces. After a short break, it was door prize time where over 130 door prizes were given away. Once all of the door prizes had been given away except four, all of the tickets went back in the hat so everyone in attendance had a chance to win one of the last four, all of them handguns. All in all a good time was had by all.

First State Banking Center in Ripley annually donates, to a senior, in the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School District for the Self-Reliant award. The Ripley Alumni Association has chosen Rebecca Stamper to receive the Self-Reliant Award for the graduating year of 2011. Fielder Pitzer, Jr., principal of RULH in the late 1960’s originated “The Tom DeFossee Self Reliant Award”, named in the honor of Tom DeFossee, a 1967 RULH graduate who joined the United States Marines, sadly lost his life while on tour of duty in Vietnam. Rebecca was an outstanding, self-motivated and selfreliant senior at RULH. First State Bank wishes Rebecca success in meeting her life’s challenges and fulfilling her dreams. Besides the Banking Center in Ripley, there are seven other First State Bank locations: Georgetown, Manchester, Mt. Orab,


The heat and humidity didn’t deter some 250 legally armed citizens from making aptly named Liberty Park in Powell, Ohio probably the safest place in the state on Saturday July 30. OFCC’s eighth annual Party In The Park brought people together where old friendships were rekindled and new ones made. With President Jeff Garvas on a much needed and well deserved family vacation, emcee duties were shared by Mike Sch mieg, Doug Deeken and Gary Witt. Attendees, after eating a satisfying catered lunch listened as four speakers told, in various ways, of their visions and OFCC coordinators gave talks of the organization’s “behind the scenes” activities. State Representative Danny Bubp, (Republican, District 88), sponsor of House Bill 45 (Restaurant Carry) stimulated everyone as he held up legislation drafted by Ohioans For Conc ealed Carry that will eliminate Ohio’s law enforcement “notification requirement” – a flaw in the law that requires you to “promptly inform” that you’re armed. Representative Bubp is working with OFCC to submit legislation to the Legislative Services Commission and stated at the picnic that a hearing could come as early as September when the legislature returns from summer recess.

Ripley First State Banking Center presents the Self-Reliant Senior Award to Rebecca Stamper

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Gerry Schumacher, Ripley First State Banking Center Manager; Rebecca Stamper, recipient of award and Shirley J. Wagoner, Ripley First State Banking Center Office Manager.

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Save Decatur Post Office meeting scheduled A Save the Decatur Post Office meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. in the community room at the Decatur Community Center on state Route 125. Earlier this month Post Office General patrick Donahoe targeted approximately 3,700 rural Post Offices to be studied for Closure and Decatur, Ohio was on the list. Area residents who use the Decatur Post Office and are concerned about its closing are encouraged to attend and express their views and concerns.

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HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH there are still a fair number of parasites around to keep us itching. The strange thing about itching is that you don’t even need to irritate the skin to cause an itch. I’ll bet plenty of you were starting to scratch just reading about things like lice and bedbugs, or thinking of the mosquito landing on your arm. Sometimes an itch

Teens and neighbors save man from fire CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Timmy Barrett, Tyler Gilbert, Travis Gilreath and Josh Fields pulled over and ran to help. “I kept screaming for him and he finally came to the door again, but this time he fell”, Harrington said. “At that point two boys ran into the house, picked him up by his shoulders and pulled him out.” Those two boys were Fields and Gilreath. “I yelled for Travis and we ran in there and pulled him out of the house”, Fields said. Fields said that flames were everywhere at that point. “By the time we got him out, the windows started shattering and stuff was falling down.” List was taken by ambulance to Brown County General Hospital and then flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati. He had second and third degree burns over 40 percent of his body and he’s listed in critical but stable condition. Getting List out of his house was the end of a busy

hour of lifesaving for Fields. It turns out he had saved the life of Gilreath while the two were swimming just 20 minutes earlier. “We were out at the dam on 221 swimming and (Gilreath) said he hadn’t been swimming in eight years. I jumped in the water first and then he jumped in and immediately started splashing and yelling for help. I swam over and pulled him out of the water.” After that, the boys decided to go play basketball, which took them past the fire scene. Shane Cartmill, Public Information Officer with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said that the fire began in a downstairs bedroom. The cause of the fire is listed as “careless use of smoking materials”. Cartmill said that smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires in Ohio. He said the State Fire Marshal’s office cautions everyone not to smoke when they are tired or on medication to reduce the chance of falling asleep with a cigarette still burning.

State Auditor: St. Martin ‘unauditable’ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ed supporting documentation such as journals, ledgers, minutes, payroll records, vouchers or receipts.” Former Auditor of State Mary Taylor also declared St, Martin as unauditable in 2007 and 2008. St. Martin Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell did not return a phone call seeking comment. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said that any legal proceedings involving Spradlin and Messer that could result from the unauditable designation are complicated by the fact that neither of the two are actually elected officials. “There are questions about what duties and responsibilities they are legally subject to and what laws governing elected officials do and do not apply to

them”, Little said. The letter to Spradlin and Messer says “Within ninety days from the date of this letter, you must revise your financial records and provide the data necessary to complete our audit. Failure to bring your accounts, records and reports into an auditable condition within ninety days may result in legal action.” In a press release, Auditor of State Dave Yost said “Poor records lead to poor service for taxpayers. Auditable records must be provided to complete the audit and ensure accountability to the citizens of St. Martin.” The letter to Spradlin and Messer concludes with an offer of assistance from the Local Government Services division of the Auditor of State’s office.


Hensley denied delay in case, trial to begin Aug. 22 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ney-client privilege. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little opposed the motion, saying that her office was ready for trial and without a more reasonable explanation, she could not support a continuance. Nurre commented that “there had been more than enough time for discovery” of evidence and witnesses in the case, noting that the case was began “a year and four months ago.” He then denied the motion, keeping the trial date on track for August 22. He faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Following the hearing, Little repeated that her office was ready for trial and that she was prepared to fight for justice for John Carpenter and his family. Carpenter was murdered by a gunshot to the head in April of 2010 at his home on Stringtown Road in Aberdeen. Hensley is alleged to have pulled the trigger, after being hired to do so by Dallas Tincher of Mt. Orab.

Tincher was found guilty of Conspiracy and Complicity to Aggravated Murder in January of 2011 and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in March of 2011. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has a recording of Hensley confessing to the murder and Hensley himself testified to pulling the trigger at Tincher’s trial. After he testified, Hensley sent a letter to Tincher’s attorneys claiming that he was forced to testify to protect his girlfriend, Sarah Clemens. Hensley now denies killing Carpenter, saying that he confessed to doing so after being pressured by investigators. Clemens was originally charged with Complicity to Aggravated Murder after the killing of Carpenter, but that charge was reduced to Obstruction of Justice after she agreed to testify against Hensley and Tincher. Hensley claims he was pressured to confess so Clemens would not have to face the death penalty.

can be caused by the brain instead of the skin. This can be seen in someone with an obsessive-compulsive disorder that can’t stop itching. It used to be thought that pain and itch were both caused by the same neurons. While this has been disproved, it is known that both pain and itch are transmitted from the skin to the brain by neurons that are usually bundled together. Newer research has shown that there are two different types of nerves that are responsible for causing an itch. Only one of those uses histamine which explains why antihistamines are not effective for some types of itching. Now comes the part you’re really interested in, “why do mosquito bites, poison ivy, etc. itch and what can I do about it?” Your skin is your main protection against the outside world. First and foremost it acts as a barrier to keep things out, but it is also loaded with cells from your immune system. If you’ll remember from the column on vaccines and the hygiene hypothesis, your immune system is responsible for killing foreign invaders and is also responsible for allergic reactions. When you get bit by a mosquito, she injects some of her saliva which contains proteins that keep your blood from coagulating. Your body then recognizes these proteins as being foreign and attacks them. That causes inflammation in the area and is why you see a red raised bump. It’s the same idea with other insect bites or stings, they leave behind some substance and our immune system kicks into gear to protect us. With poison ivy your immune sys-

tem is reacting to an oil on the plant called urushiol. Because one of the first steps in the immune response is the release of histamine, antihistamines are usually used to help with the itch. This is only partially effective because most of the histamine reaction has already taken place. While we’re on the subject of histamine being released, I wanted to bring up another plant that used to drive me crazy as a boy, stinging nettle. Stinging nettle has small little needle-like hairs that actually inject histamine along with some other chemicals into your skin when you come in contact with it. When it comes to dealing with the itch, most of these suggestions will offer a respite from the itch, not get rid of it permanently. I usually start with hydrocortisone for most insect bites; however, it doesn’t work very well for poison ivy. An effective way of dealing with itching is counterirritation, using a sensation like heat or cold to mask the itch. Calagel is a cooling gel that can provide relief from poison ivy. I have also used BenGay to treat my poison ivy as long as it’s not on a sensitive area. Finally, ice packs on the area can provide hours of relief from the itching. Hopefully you didn’t scratch too much while reading this week’s column. If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 378-6849, or send an email to You can find archives of previous Health Matters at m

The new MRI-compatible pacemaker is the first pacemaker of its kind on the market and it is now being implanted in patients in the Cincinnati area. The new technology was approved by the FDA earlier this year and one of the first patients to receive the MRIcompatible pacemaker in Greater Cincinnati was John Phillips, a heart patient who had his surgery at Mercy Hospital Anderson. “I feel great,” said Mr. Phillips, who lives in the Eastgate area. “The pacemaker is helping improve my quality of life and, as someone who has needed MRI’s in the past, it’s a relief to know that I will still be able to use that technology if needed in the future.” Patients who received traditional pacemakers were warned about staying away from the industrial-strength magnets used in MRI scans. For some pacemaker patients, these things are easily avoided. But many people need regular MRI scans to monitor chronic health conditions, such as cancer. MRI procedures for patients with a traditional pacemaker were not recommended because the patients could face serious complications such as interference with pacemaker operation, damage to system components, or lead or pacemaker dislodgement. “This is a huge breakthrough for our patients who require a pacemaker,” said R.P. Singh, MD, an electrophysiologist with the Mercy Heart Institute and a leading expert on the new MRI-safe pacemaker. “As pacemakers continue to evolve, this is one

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of the most dramatic advancements we have seen in terms of helping patients enjoy a better quality of life, almost as if they never even required the pacemaker.” This new MRI-safe pacemaker technology becomes available as the number of people getting pacemakers continues to increase – more than 100,000 are implanted each year in the U.S. – and the number of MRI scans are on the rise – approximately 40 million were performed last year in the U.S. Mercy Hospital Anderson is currently rated one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. This marks the eighth time that Mercy Anderson has earned this prestigious recognition for quality of care, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and overall operations. To learn more visit

Effective date for livestock care standards announced Ohio Agriculture Director James Zehringer announced that animal care rules developed by the Livestock Care Standards Board will become effective on Sept. 29, 2011. The establishment of comprehensive livestock care standards is required by Ohio’s constitution following the passage of State Issue 2 in 2009. The statewide ballot initiative specified creation of the 13-member Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board with the responsibility of obtaining industry and public input in developing livestock rules for alpacas, beef, dairy, goats, horses, llamas, pork, poultry, sheep and veal. “The members of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board and representatives from Ohio’s agricultural community devoted the past 18 months to developing and vetting the most comprehensive livestock care standards in the nation,” Zehringer said. “States from around the country are now looking towards Ohio’s leadership in developing these new standards.” Ohio’s livestock care rules, which become effective with the Director of Agriculture’s signature, will be signed on Sept. 29, 2011 at a special ceremony in Fort Recovery. That date concludes an extensive outreach effort by the department and Ohio’s farm organizations to inform Ohioans raising or caring for livestock about the new rules. “We have already started the process of educating Ohio farmers about these new rules and it is our goal to spend the

Looking for a career? Just imagine…your child is six weeks old and you have to return to work. Or do you? Every day parents are looking for someone to care for their children while they are at work or school. You could be that person! If you enjoy the outdoors, rocking infants, playing games, singing songs, or messing in gooey things, becoming a child care provider may be the career for you. Call COAD Early Care and Education Division toll free at 1-800-577-2276 or locally at 740-354-6527 to find out how you can earn an income working at home. COAD – the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (

next several weeks in continuing to provide the state’s agricultural community information about them before they go into effect,” said Zehringer. As part of its education effort the department has developed printable guides to help producers understand the new standards. A series of information sessions hosted by Dr. David Glauer, former state veterinarian, has also been scheduled around the state. The meetings are open to the public and will feature a presentation on the new livestock care standards as well as an opportunity to ask ODA staff questions about the new rules. Locally the two hour meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 6 8 p.m. in Hillsboro at the Southern State Community College (Auditorium), 100 Hobart Drive Information about the livestock care standards, printable guides and the informational sessions can be found on the Department’s website at

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Young graduates from UC Janelle Lynn Young, 21, recently graduated, June 11, 2011 from the University of Cincinnati with her Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Technology. Janelle is a 2008 graduate of Western Brown High School. She currently works part time at the law office of Purdy and Ring in Georgetown. She is the daughter of Frank and Janice Young of Mt. Orab.

2011 special controlled dove hunt drawings set for Southwest Ohio The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife will again hold controlled hunts on Fallsville, Indian Creek, Bott, Spring Valley, and Rush Run Wildlife Areas by permit only Sept. 1 and 2, 2011. These areas will be open to all other dove hunters after the first 2 days of the season. Youth priority hunts will take place at St. Marys Fish Hatchery. Accommodations will be provided to handicapped dove hunters that are selected for the controlled dove hunts. They should contact the staff at the wildlife areas. Rush Run, Fallsville, Spring Valley, Indian Creek, and Bott wildlife areas will hold drawings, for controlled hunts on Saturday, August 27th at the respective public hunting area headquarters at 12:00 p.m. (noon) .Drawings for the Sept. 2nd hunt will be held the day of the hunt at noon. There will be no drawings held on Thursday, September 1. Bott

wildlife area will hold its drawings at the Indian Creek Headquarters. St. Marys Fish Hatchery “opening day” hunt will be drawn on August 27, 2011, 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the hatchery. Drawings for September 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th and 17th will be held at noon on the days of the hunts at the St. Marys Fish Hatchery. Youth will be given priority on the September 1st and 3rd hunts only. An adult must be present with the youth(s). The office address is 01735 Feeder Rd. St. Marys, OH 45885. The hatchery office phone number (419) 394-5170. You can down load a map of Grand Lake St. Marys at: me/FishingSubhomePage/Lak eMapLandingPage/GrandLake StMarysFishingMap/tabid/195 19/Default.aspx . The hatchery is located at the east end of the lake. Hours for dove hunting on District Five wildlife areas,

controlled and non-controlled, are noon to sunset from Sept. 1-10, 2011. Hours are sunrise to sunset for the remainder of the dove hunting season. In order to participate in the drawings hunters will be required to present a 20112012 hunting license and current Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification prior to the drawing. HIP certification is free and can be accomplished by calling 1877-HIP-OHIO. For more information on HIP please go to . Hunters with questions are encouraged to call the Wildlife Area headquarters or the Wildlife District Five office for information on these controlled hunts, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special controlled dove hunting rules, information and maps are available at: tingandTrappingSubhomePage /DoveFieldLocations/tabid/18 642/Default.aspx .



This is a subject I’ve just been itching to get to, although I’ll probably only scratch the surface. Yes, that’s right, today’s topic is itching. Normally itching is one of the body’s defense mechanisms, and was originally used to dislodge parasites and other insects, like a dog with fleas. In our modern and hygienic world that’s not as common, but there’s still the occasional mosquito that lands on our arm, and hopefully we can kill her before she bites. Plus as anyone that has school children knows there is still plenty of lice around, not to mention scabies and how about bedbugs? I guess

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 year on Monday, August 22. The school day for grades K through 5 begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. The school day for students in grades 6-12 begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. Student drop off areas remain the same as last year. According to Superintendent Raegan White, there have been some major bus route changes that could effect pick-up times for some students. Bus route changes include: • Bus #5, Debbie Holt, driver, from Rt. 123 to Morgan Road, turn around and turn left on Rt. 123 to Denman Road. Turn around and do pickups on Rt. 123 clear to Rt. 251, right on 251 and the rest of the route normal; • Bus #5, Brandy Pitzer, driver, Rt. 50 left to Vera Cruz, then right on Rt. 131, turn around at county line. Begin pickup on 131, right on Woodward Road, right into Clearview Acres at Woodland Drive South. Drive around the loop then left on Woodward Road and left back onto Clearview Drive. Left back onto Woodward Drive South then turn right. Take Woodward Road to Rt. 50, turn right and pickup to Marathon. Turn right by Dave’s Grocery and pickup at church, left into alley and left back to Rt. 50, then back to Fayetteville picking up all of Route 50 except what Bus #4 pick up close to town. • #8 Cindy Phillips, driver, take Fay-Blan Road to McJunkin Road then turn around. Right onto Tucker Road and right onto Woodville Road. Turn left onto Bauer Road turning around in driveway, then right back onto Woodville Road and pick up until Glady Road. Right onto Glady Road but don’t pickup until right on Hunt Road. Pickup Hunt Road then turn left onto Woodville Road and right onto Adams Road. Turn right on FayettevilleBlanchester Road and left onto Chaffin Road. Turn around and go left on Fay-Blan Road to Glady Road and turn left and then right onto Stark Road. Left on Fay-Blan Road to school; • Bus #11 Gene Reif, driver, Left on Route 50 and right on

Fay-Blan Road then left on Vera Cruz Rd. Begin pickup on Vera Cruz then right on Rt. 131 and right on Black Oak Road. Pick up on O-Reilly Road, left onto Glady Road and turn around at Hunt Road. Pickup on Glady to Fay-Blan Road and turn right. Left onto Stark Road and back right onto Glady Road. Right onto Morgan Road then right on to Route 68. Pickup on Route 68 back to school; • #18 Kim Lynch, driver, begin route on Anderson State Road past Taylor Road. Pickup Anderson State Road, turn right on Church Street and right on Route 251. Turn right onto Kernan Road, left onto Chaney Road and left back onto Kernan Road. Turn around at Warmen Road and take Kernan Road back to Route 251 and turn right. Turn left on south 68 to Park Road then left on Park Road and right on Route 251 then right on Anderson State Road. Pickup on Route 68 back to school. “Besides the bus route changes, it looks like it’s going to be a great year,” White said. “We have a lot of exciting new things for our students and the staff is looking forward to getting the year started.” Georgetown Exempted Village School District Superintendent Tom Durbin took over the helm at Georgetown Schools earlier this year and anticipates the upcoming school year to be a good one. “We’ve got everything ready for the upcoming year and the staff is excited about getting started when school opens Monday, August 22,” Durbin said. “We have had a few changes in our operating hours and also now offer PayPAMS account management to our parents. “We’re in good shape right now and looking forward to the year.” Changes in starting times and release times at Georgetown Exempted Village Schools are as follows: • Georgetown Jr/Sr High School will begin at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:50 p.m.; • Georgetown Elementary will begin at 8:50 and end at 3:50. “These changes will reduce


Allan Wright facing charges in federal court CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 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.” 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. 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. David 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. Regarding Wright’s federal indictment, Little said “It’s unfortunate that a law enforcement officer is facing these allegations. It is especially important for those charged with enforcing the law to be subject to the same rules they are enforcing for everyone else.” 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.

expenditures throughout the district,”Durbin said. Georgetown schools have also made every effort to make it as easy as possible on parents in regard to paying for school meals by adding PayPAMS Account Management System. This system allows parents to pre-pay for school meals by going to This system is not maintained by Georgetown Schools. The new on-line system features: • Pay Now, pay for a child’s meals from the convenience of home or office, 24/7; • Account Balance, view the balance at any time; • Automatic Payments, schedule automatic payments based on account balance; • Email Notification, receive low balance email reminders; • Cafeteria Purchases, view a report of daily spending and cafeteria purchases. R-U-L-H School District Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District opens its doors to students Monday morning, August 22. The staff is prepared and excited about the new year according to Chuck Birkholtz, superintendent. “I believe things here at RULH Schools are in great shape and we’re going in a good direction,” Birkholtz said. “Our new principals are in place and ready to lead their schools. Last year we achieved the status of ‘Effective Schools,’ and that’s something we take great pride in. “Our teachers are excited about the upcoming year and based on all the hours of volunteering by our teachers it’s obvious of the quality and dedication of our teachers.” RULH Schools have a complete staff now and recently hired Kim Myers as an assistant to the treasurer and Christy Haitz as the middle school secretary. All the coaching positions are in place, handbooks are ready and the 2011-2012 school year is ready to begin. Western Brown Local School District School at Western Brown Schools open for the 20112012 school year on Monday, August 22. The academic achievement scores at Western Brown proved to be very, very good in some areas and not so good in others according to

Superintendent Chris Burrows. “Our overall rating from the Ohio Department of Education is ‘Effective’ for this school year,” Burrows said. “This is an area that brought us much disappointment as we were rated ‘Excellent’ last year. “We are, however, pleased to share that we have two buildings in the district that did receive an ‘Excellent’ rating, Hamersville Elementary and Middle School and Mt. Orab Elementary. “Our goal this year is to develop a focused plan for the future and achieve ‘Excellent' ratings at all our buildings. Western Brown school students will notice a few changes in dress codes at their buildings including: • Clothing must not pose a safety or health hazard for students or staff; • Lower garments are to be worn at an appropriate level not dragging the floor, no portion of the buttocks or undergarments can be exposed, no form fitting shorts or pants, pants, shorts, skirts, dresses or skorts can have holes and must extend to mid thigh; • Shirts and tops must have a high enough neckline to cover all cleavage and must be long enough to show no skin between the upper and lower garment, shirts must have a sleeve, no halters, midriff tops, crop tops, spaghetti straps, strapless tops, revealing/seethrough tops, open mesh garments, tank tops or muscle shirts, or any top with oversized arm holes; • No clothing, jewelry, drawings, tattoos or imprints with reference to violence, alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia, tobacco or tobacco products, improper innuendoes, gangs, obscenities, profanity or lewd symbols. For a complete list of all do’s and don'ts regarding the dress code visit the school’s website at New start and stop times are also posted on the website. The high school students will arrive at school by 7:45 a.m. and be released at 2:30 p.m. The Middle School will begin at 7:45 and end at 2:40. Mt. Orab Elementary school begins at 8:50 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Hamersville Elementary students will arrive at 8:50 and be released at 3:30 p.m.

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513.734.7729 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 No date was given for when the increased fee went into effect and no other justification or documentation was provided in the lawsuit. Duke Attorney James McLean did not return a phone call seeking comment. Bryer said he started receiving bills for the increased amount without any discussion or agreement with Duke. He added that he believes that Duke is attempting to bill him for poles that are not within the Mount Orab service area for his company. Bryer said he believes Duke is trying to bill him for poles located in Green and Pike townships. Bryer said those areas are serviced by Time Warner Cable. Duke is also claiming in the lawsuit that Bryer did not follow the procedure for disputing

the amount of the billing that is spelled out in the contract. Bryer disagrees, saying he was in regular contact with representatives from Duke while he tried to work out the problem. He said that his contact with Duke stopped last February. In the lawsuit Duke said the company notified Bryer in writing in April that he was in default. The lawsuit was filed in July. Regarding the legal proceeding, Bryer said that his company will provide whatever documentation is necessary to prove its case and that “I am confident that we will prevail.” Bryer said he did not expect the legal issue to have any effect on the services provided to his customers in Mount Orab, and that he had no intention of reducing or removing cable service from the community.


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much or more than we did last year in less time. The locations will be in both Adams and Brown Counties. The cooperating farms will be the Raines Farm on Nichols Ridge just northeast of SR 770 and Hall/Ring Farm just south of Georgetown. We will start out at the Raines Farm at 5:00 p.m. We will look at sucker control using several products that will help reduce residues. We will have different varieties to look at as well. At the Hall/Ring location we will again look at sucker control, fungicides for controlling target spot, insecticide trials and varieties plots. Please call

Butterflies are nature’s jewelry ful to predators such as birds and reptiles. The toxins remain even in the body of the adult butterfly, and in the Monarch are concentrated in the wings and the abdomen. Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a well-behaved garden plant. It forms a large clump and will not spread by runners like so many of its cousins. As with the Common Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed attracts bees, butterflies and birds. The life history of a Monarch butterfly is fascinating to observe. There are four stages to a butterfly’s life, and each is radically different from the others. A butterfly starts as an egg, which hatches in about 4 to 6 days. The tiny caterpillar starts to eat and, as it gets bigger, sheds its skin 4 to 6 times. After about 2 to 3 weeks it is full grown and transforms into a pupa, a quiescent stage during which its body structures change into those of an adult. Five to fifteen days later the adult butterfly emerges. Adults mate, the females lay eggs, and the cycle starts over. This whole

BY Faye Mahaffey OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer

Last August I wrote my first article as a Master Gardener. My search for Bag Worms on my Spruce trees has truly given me a new appreciation for butterflies. As I take my daily walk I stop to observe what caterpillars are munching away on my plants and try to identify the butterflies collecting nectar in my flower beds. My father worked diligently to eradicate any milkweed from our farm ground and would surely be disappointed with me for enthusiastically planting several varieties in my gardens. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is probably the most invasive culprit. It self-sows freely, so deadhead if you don’t want volunteer seedlings each year. All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. The milkweeds contain toxins called cardiac glycosides. Monarch and Queen caterpillars accumulate these toxins while feeding and become distaste-

process is called metamorphosis, which means “change of form.” I apologize for getting so “scientific”, but sometimes we forget the chain of events. Needless to say, I know much more about butterflies this year. I have read about rearing butterflies, but I think my calico cat would more than likely help the caterpillars meet an untimely death! If you would like more information about butterfly gardens go to the Ohio State University Extension Web Site at and read Fact Sheets W-122002, (Butterfly Gardens) W13-2002, (Native Landscaping for Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and other Wildlife) and Bulletin 865 (Native Plants of Ohio). A Master Gardener will be at the OSUE office on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon to answer any gardening questions you might have. Gardening questions may also be e-mailed to Mike Hannah, Brown County Master Gardener, at

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Mount Up to host Burgers, Blessings & Bikes event The 6th annual Burgers, Blessings & Bikes will take place at the Georgetown Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 beginning at 11 a.m. Bike Show registration will be from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (The original June event was rained out - this is the rescheduled date.) There will be a free cookout, homemade ice cream, live music and giveaways, bike show with trophies, a 50 mile afternoon ride through Brown and Clermont Counties. Groups are welcome. This event is presented by the ‘Mount-Up’ Ministry of the Georgetown Church of Christ. For more information call (937) 378-3309.

draws lots of competitors The Ohio Tobacco Festival Committee, Kroger and Grow, Inc. of Brown County will sponsor the baking contest which will be held on Sunday, August 28 during the Ohio Tobacco Festival. Entries will be received from noon to 12:45 and judging begins at 1 p.m. The auction will follow after all the entries have been judged. One entry per person, per category will be accepted. The following is a list of categories for the baking contest:

Adult Division • peanut bars, cookies, yeast baked product, red velvet cake, blackberry jam cake, German chocolate cake, any other cake, pecan pie, apple pie, cherry pie, any other not listed. Cobblers and tarts will be put in pie category and Best of Show Youth Division • peanut bars, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies and Best of Show For more information contact Karla Walters, chairman of the baking contest at (937) 3751011.

Concert in the Park at Old Greta Green The Aberdeen-Huntington Township Museum would like to invite everyone to the annual concert held Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Pavilion on High Street in Aberdeen. The event is held in partnership with The Brown County Historical Society and will run until dusk. The Liberty Band will once again entertain with their rousing band tunes and The Old Path Bluegrass Band will delight everyone with their music. The origin of bluegrass music was brought to America by Scottish immigrants. At the end of the concert, free homemade ice cream, made by Dr. Ned Lodwick, president of the BCHS, and cake provided by the A-HTM members will be served. Museum president, J.W. Lee, would like also to invite

everyone to visit the Buckeye Tree and stone marker memorial to the late Al Rhonemus. It is located across the street from the Veteran’s Memorial and adjacent to the Ohio River boat launch ramp.

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The Sardinia UMW invite everyone to attend their annual rummage sale to be held at the Sardinia UMChurch Annex. The sale will open 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. All items in the rummage sale are 'sold' by donation only. Pay as much as you can or as little as you need. Proceeds benefit the Agape Emergency Fund.

Public invited to Tea Party meeting The Southern Hills Tea Party will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Union Township Library in Ripley, Oh. We will have a guest speaker, Roger Titkemeyer of the Eastside 912 in Cincinnati the interim VP of the Coalition of Freedom sharing information on the Sovereignty Amendment to the Ohio Constitution. He will explain that we as citizens must stand firm in governing ourselves rather that surrendering our rights to our elected officials. If you believe in the Tea Party's core values of fiscal responsibility, limited government and free enterprise, and want to learn more about them, plan to come to this meeting.

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the local OSU Extension Office so we know how many to prepare for. The light meal for the program is sponsored by Chemtura. In addition to the chemical reps that are assisting with these trials we have two University of Kentucky Tobacco Specialist that have been working with me on these plots. More County Fairs Adams, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Pike, Ross and Scioto County Fairs are behind us. Next month the Highland County Fair begins Labor Day weekend and the Brown County Fair begins on the last Monday in September. Make plans to come out to the fair. Farm Science Review The dates for the Farm Science Review in 2011 are September 20-22. The review is held just north of London, OH, which is located west of Columbus. For more informa-



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Lady Broncos kick off tennis season with two home victories By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

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Western Brown tennis player Hannah Wiesenhahn returns a shot during the Lady Broncos match against Batavia Wednesday morning.

The Western Brown girls tennis team got its 2011 season off to a good start this week. Behind strong performances all around, the Lady Broncos beat Clinton Massie 5-0 last Monday afternoon and beat Batavia 4-1 Wednesday morning, both at the Western Brown courts. On Wednesday, the Lady Broncos (2-0) took all three singles matches. Morgan Wright, a senior, took the No. 1 singles match by a score of 6-0, 6-0 while junior Hannah Wiesenhahn took the No. 2 singles match by a score of 6-4, 6-2. The Lady Broncos took the

No. 3 singles match by default because Batavia did not have a player for that position. In the doubles matches, the Lady Broncos split. The No. 1 doubles team of senior Taylor Hopkins and junior Jessica Young won by a score of 6-4, 6-2. Meanwhile, the No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Katie Young and junior Megan Puckett lost 4-6, 5-7. Overall, Western Brown coach Max Vavilov was pleased with the effort against the Bulldogs considering he is still figuring out his young team. “We played well,” he said. “I’m still trying to see how everybody fits. I think it was a solid showing.” While he said he was

Fayetteville hosts South Gallia in scrimmage for first live action By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

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A Fayetteville defender makes a tackle on a South Gallia ball carrier during the team’s scrimmage last Friday night in Fayetteville.

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Fayetteville cornerback Dave Watts runs back an interception during the Rockets scrimmage against South Gallia last Friday night in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville football team had their first live action of the young football season last Friday night at their new football field complex during a scrimmage against South Gallia. Despite a noticeable disadvantage in size, the smaller Rockets put up a good fight. Each team began the scrimmage with four possessions where each team ran 10 plays, mixing in the few backups each had on the last couple of possessions. The Rockets made some nice plays each way. During their second possession, the Rockets scored on back to back long plays. On the first score Tanner Williams found receiver Luke Allen across the middle and Allen broke a few tackles to find the end zone. Then on the next play Williams kept the ball on the option, and got the corner, and was off to the races. After the first four possessions, the scrimmage moved to a live game setting. Among the highlights during the two 12 minute quarters for the Rockets was when junior corner Dave Watts intercepted a South Gallia pass and took it back about 60 yards for a score. Overall, Rockets coach Harley McCullough was happy with his teams play. “First scrimmage-pleased,” he said. “Next week will tell us a little bit more. Each week we’ve got to show improvement.” Last Friday was a big day for McCullough as he had the

interim coaching tag taken off and was given the head coach job full time. Additionally, earlier in the week McCullough got some help. The school hired Nathan Geers to become McCullough’s full time assistant. He will be the team’s defensive coordinator.

pleased with the effort of his singles players in both matches (Wright, Wiesenhahn and No. 3 singles player Anna Yockey all played well and won against Clinton Massie), Vavilov said he is working on finding the right combination in doubles. “I’m still trying to figure out the doubles but that will come together in a few matches,” he said. The No. 1 team of Hopkins and Jessica Young played in both matches. Vavilov said they had to work hard in their first match of the season coming back from 4-1 deficits in each set they played to win. “My first doubles went into a third set the last time,” he said. “Hopefully that got us to the way they played today.” While each of the other positions stayed the same in

the two early season matches, Vavilov is still mixing up his No. 2 doubles team. Freshman Morgan Fischer and Hannah Keller took the No. 2 doubles spot against Clinton Massie, and won, before Puckett and Katie Young took the position against Batavia. Despite not having a ton of experience, the Lady Broncos have come out of the gate strong. “(They’re) doing really well,” Vavilov said. “At the beginning of the season I expected more nerves but we, especially the rookies, are playing like they did last year.” The Lady Broncos will next be in action at the Southern Buckeye Conference Invitational on Saturday and Monday in Blanchester.

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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Western Brown golf team played well last Thursday to pick up their first victory of the season over Goshen and then struggled Tuesday morning at the Eastside Challenge at Whiteoak Golf Course. After it looked like they had picked up their play in the win over Goshen, the Broncos struggled against Glen Este and Amelia in the Eastside Challenge. The Broncos finished with a score of 406 which was good for third behind Amelia, who shot a 348, and Glen Este, who shot a 358.

“Just when I think we are making progress we shoot a terrible round today,” Broncos coach Dave Bickett said. “We take a step forward then take three steps back. Well the only cure I know of is to work harder to get better. We will get better.” Brad Hamblen led the way for the Broncos on Tuesday, carding a 98 during his 18 holes. McRee Kidwell added a 103 while Dakota Pack shot 102, Cain Schneider a 103, Dustin Canter a 109 and Justin Nickell a 110. Amelia’s Jeremy Marsh was the medalist for the match as he carded a nine over par 80. Before the Eastside

Challenge, the Broncos looked as if they were getting back on track. They went to Deer Track Golf Course last Thursday to take on Goshen. They came away with a victory after shooting a 179 while Goshen shot a 234. Hamblen once again led the way. He carded a 38 over his nine holes for medalist honors. Pack shot a 44 while Nickell carded a 45, Akio Purdin shot a 51, Canter shot a 51 and Kidwell shot a 54. The Broncos will be back in action on Monday at Whiteoak against Moeller Gold.


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As the Fayetteville boys soccer team heads into the season, they believe their versatility and experience will be the key. The Rockets return six seniors, including two four year starters, two All-Southern Hills League performers and a goalkeeper who started all last year. And every one of those players, and their Rocket teammates, are versatile. “Everybody can play more than one spot,” Rockets coach Craig Smucker said. That includes two players who Smucker said can play all 11 positions, including goalkeeper. Smucker hopes to use all of the teams abilities to possess the ball and play good defense, the two things he sees as the key for his team to successful. “If we can limit the other team’s possessions, and keep the ball for longer ourselves, we have enough speed, I think, and enough versatility that we can make it really hard on other teams to get the ball back,” he said.

The teams six seniors will be the driving force behind the Rockets-- particularly the two four year starters, Taylor Smucker and E.J. Aubry. Aubry is a quick and aggressive player who is on the front line while Taylor Smucker is one of the players who can play all 11 positions. Both lead with their play on the field. Also back are the other four seniors, all who are two year players. Trevor Clark, Cody Adams, Kyle Messer and Cody Stegman will help contribute to the Rockets depth and versatility. Several younger players will also play a large role for team this year. Returning All-SHL players Christian Conner and Nick Durham will be back as will last season’s leading scorer, DJ Iles. Junior Kasey Fitzpatrick will be back as goalkeeper for the Rockets this year. He was the starter last year and had some ups and downs but has played well this year so far. Yet Smucker doesn’t really

view anyone as more important than any other to the team’s success. “Everybody is a key player,” he said. Though he is confident in his team, Smucker knows that the SHL will be tough, once again, for his team to win. He thinks Eastern should be pretty good as well as Peebles and Lynchburg. He also doesn’t think you can count out Ripley. However, he also knows that one loss may end any team’s quest for the SHL title. “If you lose a game in the league you’re in trouble,” he said. The Rockets are: Seniors: Cody Adams, Trevor Clark, E.J. Aubry, Kyle Messer, Cody Stegman and Taylor Smucker. Juniors: Christian Connor, Nick Durham, Kasey Fitzpatrick, Austin Fowler, Roman Kleinschmidt, Corey Lykins and Toby Lykins. Sophomores: D.J. Iles and Casey Bower. Freshman: Tanner Fowler and Alex Julian. They will be tested right off the bat when they open the season at home against Eastern on Wednesday, August 24.

Broncos will look to use experience to rule the field By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press After an up and down first year under Kyle Fender last season, the Western Brown boys soccer team will lean on its team chemistry to improve upon last year. The Broncos lost just three starters, so eight remain on a team that finished just under .500. Fender said he thinks that playing with the same group in the same system will play a big role in the team’s success this season. “The guys know each other,” he said. “A lot of them have played together since they were three-years-old. The team chemistry has just been really good so far. They had a year to get used to (Fender’s system) so it’s kind of become almost second nature to them.” For the team to be successful this year Fender said they would have to begin playing more consistently. It was something they struggled with last year but he has saw it begin to improve already. “Even at practice it’s a higher level of consistency,” he said. “We just have to do that in every game instead of every other game.” To get to that level he said

they would have to play with what he calls a ‘patient aggression.’ “It’s being patient enough to know when it’s time to be aggressive,” Fender said.

“(It’s) not just trying to go 100 miles an hour 100 percent of the time.” He hopes that his veteran team will be able to do that. It will help that there will be continuity throughout the lineup with eight starters back. The back line and goalkeeper will return nearly everyone from last season. Juniors Justin Berkley (who will also kick for the Broncos football team) and Ben Booker as well as senior Andrew Pritchard return on the back line. Fender said the group will need to stay organized and be a little more aggressive to be successful this season. They will help out sophomore goalkeeper Ben Lamb. He returns after making about half the teams starts last season when he had three

shutouts. Sophomore Jon Hayes is the only returning front line player. He will be helped out up front by sophomore Blake Silvis. “I think offensively Jon Hayes is a good target for us,” Fender said. “He can finish well. Blake Silvis has good speed and has really improved his finishing.” Fender feels his team has a good chance to compete for the Southern Buckeye American Division title with so many returning players but he said he thinks Amelia will be the team everyone will be chasing. “I think Amelia is still the team to beat,” he said. “They won out last year.” The Broncos are: Seniors: Andrew Pritchard and Luke Jacobs. Juniors: Blaine Jones, Brandon Partin, Scott Ryan, Ben Booker, Justin Berkley, Nick Gorham, Colin Klein and Jess Music. Sophomores: Ben Lamb, Nick Kuttler, Jon Hayes, Blake Silvis and Dakota Long. Freshman: Alex Arnett, Logan Esterling, Lucas Hiler, Matt Perry and Toi Karnchanasorn. The Broncos will open the season at home on Tuesday, August 23 against ClintonMassie.

Malone to lead vastly improving G-Men squad in initial season


By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press First year Georgetown boys soccer coach Neil Malone knows one thing about his team. They will bust their tails to do what he asks them to do. While the G-Men may still be a bit behind in experience, they are far from last in terms of how hard they work. And that’s all that Malone has asked of his players. “We’re coming along,” he said. “The thing I do like about this is that they bust their butts every practice, every game and they’ve continuously gotten better every day. Every scrimmage, even though we haven’t won, they’ve improved. And that’s all I can pretty much ask for.” Though they are coming off a three win season, the GMen’s roster is loaded with upperclassmen. They have six seniors and 10 juniors on their roster this season. Malone said he expects that the juniors will be the group that contributes the most this season. With this team, he said the

key for them to be successful will be to control the ball and take advantage of their opportunities. “Controlling possession,” Malone said is the key for his team to be successful. “I always tell them to maximize our

opportunities that we have and minimize the opportunities that they have. That’s the biggest thing in soccer. Like I told them in the beginning of the year, they’re going to play games where they dominate the other team and lose and there are going to be games where we get dominated and win.” As a team that doesn’t have much experience in the sport, Malone said he will rely on his defense. His main players on the back line will be senior Taylor Caudill and junior DJ Latham. Meanwhile, on the offensive side of the equation, Malone will look to juniors Brandon Tucker and Kyle

Damen as well as sophomore Austin Carrington. Given how hard the G-Men practice, and try, Malone said it has been easy to coach them and expects that they will get continue to improve as the season proceeds. Enough so that they could see quite a jump in wins. “Ideally if we could go .500 that would be okay,” Malone said. “I’d like to win 10, 11, 12 games. I think it’s realistic if we continue to improve the way we have. They listen well. I think we’ll continuously get better as the year goes on.” The G-Men are: Seniors: Andy Courts, Dylan Taylor, Taylor Caudill, Seth Teegarden, Jake Norris and Jake Carpenter. Juniors: Kyle Damen, Brandon Tucker, DJ Latham, Cody Burton, Brad Zurbuch, Quinn Sandlin, Joe Paul, Logan Lucas, Bannon Swartz and Trent McFarland. Sophomores: Jesse Steinman, Austin Carrington and Layne Lucas. Freshman: Jordan Kattine, Will Paul and Jacob Shannon. They will open the season on Monday, August 22 at North Adams.

Deep, veteran Eastern soccer team looks to finish strong this season By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Eastern boys soccer team has a couple of things on its side as it head towards the start of the season that they believe can be a successful one. For one, the Warriors roster will consist, almost entirely, of the same players from last year’s team. Secondly, it is the second season for the group in coach Dylan Fain’s system. Those two combined, along with their depth and improvement, have the Warriors feeling like they have the chance at a pretty good season. “I expect us to be way better the second year in the program since I just took over,” Fain said. “More of them are understanding exactly what I want. They’re really starting to click.” The Warriors depth may be just as much of a positive as anything else. Fain said he has 18 kids he has confidence in playing right now with a couple more he expects to be ready by early in the season. “Depth is not a problem this year,” he said. This current group of Warriors will be led by some veteran players who have taken their play to the next

step in year two of Fain’s tenure. Senior Conner Purdin will be part of an experienced back line on defense. Purdin will be a big part of the team as a

defender and attacking back. He will be joined on the back line by seniors Brandon Belcher and Brandon Barber. The duo has played on the line since they were freshman and both read the game well, know where the ball’s going and read the pass well. Sophomore Curtis Burns will be the fourth member of the back line. Fain said he is a scrappy player who doesn’t like to get beaten for a ball. The front line and midfield players have just as much talent for the Warriors. Jordan Payne, Landon Hauke and Chase Lawson will play on the two lines. Payne is more of a striker but is one of the best on the team at keeping possession while Hauke and Lawson are both good players who are adept at possessing and attacking.

Fain is confident in his flexible group of players. “We’ve got 11 players that are going to be on that field that are going to be tough to beat in any one on one situation,” he said. “If we possess we’re going be tough, we’re going to be a force to be reckoned with.” While he is confident in his team, he knows he is in for a battle in the Southern Hills League. He mentioned Fayetteville and Lynchburg as teams who will be near the top of the league and felt that Ripley and Peebles could very well be in the mix, too. The Warriors are: Seniors: Jordan Payne, Brandon Belcher, Brandon Barber, Conner Purdin, Ethan Mullins, Ryan Frye and Curtis Holton. Juniors: CJ Knight, Jacob Long, Patrick Beckler and Chase Lawson. Sophomores: Landon Hauke, Nathan Scott, Curtis Burns, Jake Walsh, Daniel Grayless, DJ Sanders and Michael Maloney. Freshman: Jacob Handra, Brandon Covert, Nathan Schmidt and Eli Woollard. They will open the season on Tuesday, August 23 at Fairfield and will go to Fayetteville the next evening.

Blue Jays seniors lead team ripe with new faces By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, the Ripley boys soccer team has had to regroup. And they’ve had to do so in some non-traditional ways. With only 11 players out for the team as they started conditioning in late July, Blue Jays coach Gabe Scott knew he needed more players. In soccer, with 11 players on the field at a time, one injury would have put his team in a bad position. So he decided to enlist his senior class to help him find more players. The five seniors, together, went door-to-door to convince fellow students who had, and who hadn’t, played before to come out. It was just the first of many times the seniors have stepped up already, during a season they knew may be, at times, difficult. “They’ve known for a few years that they were going to be the go to guys,” Scott said. “They knew last year what we were facing this year. It’s not like we had anybody last year who just isn’t playing this year. We basically graduated all our kids. They’ve really stepped up this year.”

The seniors, in addition to one sophomore, are the only six returners on a team of 17. Given the situation, the seniors will need to continue to step up to lead because the new kids who they helped recruit to the team still need some help adjusting to a game they haven’t played in a while or, in some cases, at all. Scott said the new kids, despite the lack of soccer skill, have a lot of things that he can’t teach. They are athletic, have coordination and speed. He is still helping them learn the skills of the game and has enlisted the seniors to help with that, too. “I’ve told them any time you can take a second in practice to teach a guy where he is supposed to be and what he is supposed to be doing (do it),” Scott said. “There’s no way I’m going to be able to do it all by myself, teaching these guys our system of play and our set up on the field (and) things like that. I feel like if I lean on those guys to distribute those les-

sons a little bit, instead of trying to take it all on myself, it will work out better.” The seniors-Gage Bradford, Riley Saelens, Chris Baker, Mike Caproni and Kyler Adams-- will also play key roles on the field. Bradford and Saelens will lead the team offensively as both can score the ball as strikers. Baker will play a big part of the Blue Jays defense as the big guy in the back. Some of the new guys have already made some positive impressions, too. Tyler Grayson, who hasn’t played since middle school, has done a nice job as goalkeeper early on. Scott said he thinks his team will be able to competing for a top three spot in the league this season if they continue to come together. The Blue Jays are: Seniors: Riley Saelens, Gage Bradford, Tyler Grayson, Kyler Adams, Chris Baker, Daniel Guerrero and Michael Caproni. Juniors: Aaron Stidham, Donte Bennett and Drew Wilson. Sophomore: Tyler Planck, Patrick Taylor and Bryce Hill. Freshman: Dillion England and Adam Gruetzer. They will open the season on Wednesday, August 24 at Lynchburg.

G-Men golf team look to future as they kick off present with three wins By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Georgetown golf team will be young. However, those young players have plenty of talent when they get on the course. And through three matches that talent has shown through early on in the season. The G-Men are off to a 3-0 start thanks to several of their young players. G-Men coach Sherri Griffith said her team is talented but because they’re young they are working on playing the same all the time. “We’re just trying to get the kids to play consistent,” she said. “They’ve got a bright future ahead of them.” That they do as their roster is filled with underclassman and is led by sophomore Trent Poe, freshman Houston Highlander, Clinton McElroy and Jessica Griffith. The team also has two seniors-Evan Turner and Zane Dixon. The G-Men opened their season last week with wins over Eastern, 196-206, and Clermont Northeastern, 188-

216. Poe was the low man, and medalist, for each match. He shot a 42 against Eastern and 41 against CNE. McElroy and Highlander, who have played in the two spots after Poe, each shot a 50 against Eastern. Highlander then shot a 44 and McElroy a 45 against CNE. Turner played well against Eastern when he shot a 54 and he then carded a 59 against CNE. Dixon carded a 66 against Eastern and a 63 against CNE. The other freshman, Jessica Griffith, shot a 64 against Eastern and improved to a 58 against CNE. Sherri Griffith thinks that her team will settle in to a groove soon. “I think they’ll start settling down when they get a few matches in,” she said. “I feel real good. I have high hopes for some wins against a few other teams.” The G-Men finished up this week with another win over Eastern on Wednesday afternoon at Buttermilk Falls

Golf Course. Poe and McElroy led the way, and were co-medalists, with 41s. Highlander added a 47. Jessica Griffith carded a 53 while Dixon shot a 60 and Turner dropped in a 62.



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Lady Warriors look to build upon the success of last season By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Though the Eastern girls soccer team lost seven starters from last years 17-2 Southeast District runner-up team, there is still quite a bit of talent left. Eight players who saw action last year will be back. The returners include five seniors and three juniors. Second year coach Sarah Koehler said those returning will be able to use the success they were a part of last year to help this year’s squad. “They all played a pretty big role in our season last year,” she said. “Their time on the field last year will only help them be successful on the field this year. The eight returners this year have really good leadership and will help us be successful this year.” While the leadership of the eight returners will play a large part of the Lady Warriors success, Koehler said there was another key. Simply keeping the ball. “I would say possession (is the key),” she said. “Just possessing the ball more than the other team.”

With the eight returning players, and the addition of seven sophomores and three freshman, the Lady Warriors will be a deep team. Senior Allison Prine and junior

Syndney Yockey will likely be the Lady Warriors scoring options up front. Koehler said the duo works well together and getting them the ball will be key in helping the team to score. Katelyn Handra will be the center midfielder and will be the rock in the middle for the Lady Warriors while the defense will anchored by senior Kayla Ratliff. One of the sophomores, Alex Davis, will step in at goalkeeper this year as the position was filled by one of the seniors who graduated last year. Koehler said she was confident that Davis would be

able to step right in and perform well. Though they lost quite a bit from last years team, Koehler is confident in her players ability to step into the positions vacated. “We’ve had some players step right in and take over for the positions we did lose and fill in quite nicely,” she said. Once again, it will be a fight in the Southern Hills League with most teams being competitive. “There is always good competition across the board,” Koehler said. The Lady Warriors are: Seniors: Brittany Barber, Megan Bollman, Katelyn Handra, Allison Prine and Kayla Ratliff. Juniors: Tressie Lewis, Breanna Williams and Sydney Yockey. Sophomores: Aimee Boudreau, Katie Chaney, Alex Davis, Paige Inlow, Katelyn Irwin, Jessica Puckett and Kaylie Ruckel. Freshman: Courtney Belmont, Blakelynn Canter and Shelby Diener. They will open their season on Saturday, August 20 at Hillsboro.

Lady Rockets look to band together to be successful By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press There is going to be only one way that the Fayetteville girls soccer team will play this season. The Lady Rockets will play hard and will play together as a team. “It’s going to come down to who plays hard,” Lady Rockets coach Jim Schmidt said. “Our team goals are to go out and be successful.” Coming off a successful season that didn’t see the Lady Rockets do quite as well in the Southern Hills League, Schmidt said that all 15 of his returning players, as well as the new players, will play a part in how well the team does this season. “Everybody is a key player,” he said. “We win as a team, we lose as a team.” What success the Lady Rockets will have will come against top flight competition- not only in the SHL but particularly in the non-league portion of their schedule. The Lady Rockets will go on the road to face

Finneytown and will host perennial contenders Cincinnati Country Day, Columbus Desales, Zane Trace and Cincinnati Christian at their new home field.

Schmidt said he plays a tough non-league schedule that prepares the team for what they will face when they go to Cincinnati to face their competition in the Southwest District sectional and so that teams in their sectional can see them and have a better idea of how good the Lady Rockets are when sectional seeding time comes. “We don’t go to the tournament everybody else (SHL teams) does,” he said. “I go pick out schools in the Southwest District that I have to play. It’s a learning process for the team. Strength of schedule is important. It’s going to make us a bet-

ter team and it gives us recognition.” And when that top competition travels to Fayetteville, they will play on the Lady Rockets new turf--the brand new football field. Schmidt and his players are thankful for the opportunity. “I want to thank the community for a great facility,” Schmidt said. “The girls are excited to be playing as the first team to play there and be part of history.” The Lady Rockets are: Makayla Barber, Kourtney Busam, Lindsey Davis, Courtney Dozier, Maria Dutro, Megan Eyre, Sydney Flora, Rachel Gauche, Chelsea Gilbert, Victoria Huber, Destiny Jester, Annika Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Danae Johnson, Erin Lehn, Ashley Moore, Amanda O’Donnell, Brianna Plapp, Cheyenne Ramey, Abbey Rowe, Carrie Smith, Megan South, Tiffany Thiel, Betsy Wiederhold and Riley Wolf. They will open their season on Monday, August 22 at Wilmington.

Silvis returns to lead young Young and talented Lady Blue Lady Broncos soccer team Jays set sights high this season By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Western Brown girls soccer team will look to take the next step with its relatively young team under new coach Dan Silvis. With only one starter gone from last year-- though it will be hard to fill the shoes of the graduated Calleigh Olson-Silvis said his main goal is to have his young team get better this season. “I’ll be happy to have a better record than last year,” he said. “That’s probably what every coach wants to do, to be better than the previous year (but it’s mine) since I wasn’t the head coach last year.” Though he is a new coach, Silvis is not a new face to the Lady Broncos program. He has spent the past couple of seasons as an assistant coach for the Lady Broncos and was head coach of the team from 2001-03. Even while he wasn’t the head coach last season, Silvis has a good knowledge of the team given his role as an assistant to coach Anna Howell last season. Given that knowledge, he said he thinks his junior class will be the core of the team. There are 11 juniors on the team and he expects that sev-

eral will have key roles for the team this year. He mentioned that Ty Henry, Ashley Baker (who is back with the team again after living out of state last year),

Delayne Seigla, Catterina Brooks, Alyssa Moore and Hailey Martin will be just a few of the key players he looks to contribute this year. And he said that those juniors will probably be the key to the Lady Broncos season. “I think the juniors need to step up this year,” Silvis said. “I think they’re going to carry the load for the team.” One area where the Lady Broncos could be strong is in the goal. There are several players who have stepped up to give Silvis some choices as his goalkeeper. “We’ve got the most goalies this year that we’ve ever, ever had,” he said. The group features a freshman, a sophomore and two juniors. One of the juniors, Alyssa Moore, was the full time goalkeeper last season.

Even though it is his first season and a young team, Silvis would like to compete for the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division title. To do that the Lady Broncos will have to get by some stiff competition. “I’m sure it’s going to be fairly strong,” he said of the league. “The SBC has gotten stronger and stronger every year, it seems like.” The Lady Broncos are: Seniors: Allie Hile, Meranda Jennings, Bethany Ketron, Chelsey Noble, Kamey Roberts and Sarah Stribblen. Juniors: Meagan Back, Ashley Baker, Catterina Brooks, Annie Craycraft, Taylor Henry, Grace Jacobs, Haley Loudermilk, Hailey Martin, Alyssa Moore, Hannah Partin, Delayne Seigla and Serena Whisner. Sophomores: Tanesha Baker, Sarah Benz, Brittany Hall, Josie McElroy, Holly O’Hara and Sierra Staley. Freshman: Ashley Ketron, Natasha Noble, Tara Obermeyer, Meggie O’Hara, Ashleigh Richter, Jaci Schwarber, Makayla Slater, Shelby Spaulding, Chelsea Whisner and Taylor Wilson. They open the season on Tuesday, August 23 at home against Clinton Massie.

By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Despite losing a big, talented senior class last season, the Ripley Lady Blue Jays soccer team still has plenty of talent left. In fact, it may be the best collection of talent that coach Amanda Hauck has had during her tenure. “I will even say, and I even talked to my past players at the alumni game and they made the comment, “Coach, you can be honest, this is probably the most talented team you’ve had.’ And I said, yeah it is,” Hauck said. “It’s nice to have people recognize that.” Though they are talented, the Lady Blue Jays will be a young team. They will have six seniors on the squad but only three have played all four years. And throughout the summer and fall practice Hauck has saw her team go through the growing pains. They have, at times, struggled with communication and picking up the offense side of the game. However, she has also saw an improvement all throughout that same time. “(I) can’t say much more about the kids,” Hauck said. “I’m proud of the work their putting in. They come to me, ask me what they can do to

get better and whatever else. That’s all you can ask as a coach, for them to want to get better.” The Lady Blue Jays will be led on the field by several returning players. Senior Mindy Armour is the captain of the team and the backbone of the team’s defense. Several other players who return will play a big part in the Lady Blue Jays season. Juniors Jessica Garrison Jaclyn Applegate and Niya Royal will all help out in multiple places throughout the field. Hauck is also excited about the the team’s three goalkeepers. As a former keeper herself, Hauck is pleased with the play of sophomore Caroline Bachman, junior Tori Boone and senior Lydia Hamilton in the goal and looks forward to continue to work with them. As part of the improvement she has saw all summer long, Hauck said the team’s communication and passing with a purpose to get the ball to a teammate will be the keys for the team to find success.

“I think if we can get our communicating down and we know our players, I think we’ll compete with everybody,” Hauck said. “I think we can compete for the top if we’re getting the communication and working together as one whole unit.” She is confident enough in her team, and admittedly they have set their goals high, that the team thinks they can compete for the Southern Hills League title. “We kind of talked about this, and it may be setting our expectations high, but we’ve all decided that we want the first banner hanging up in the school for the SHL title,” she said. The Lady Blue Jays are: Seniors: Mindy Armour, Jasymne England, N’Kayla Merchant, Lydia Hamilton and Kayla Eicher. Juniors: Jessica Garrison, Niya Royal, Tori Boone, Cassi Myers and Jaclyn Applegate. Sophomores: Jaden Royal, Kelci Bowling, Madison Wright, Caroline Bachman, Trennon Phillips and Caitie Vaughn. Freshman: Haley Payne, Morgan Bahnsen, Shaunee Bruce, Alyana Blackburn, Stephanie Sizemore and Baylee Bingaman. They will open their season on Wednesday, August 24 at Lynchburg.



Girls Soccer Previews



By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Georgetown girls soccer team only lost three seniors from last year’s team. But they only return three seniors to this year’s team so the Lady G-Men will once again be a young team. Given their age, Lady GMen coach Mark Pack is looking for his seniors on this year’s squad to step up and fill in the void that last years senior class left. “I’m looking for them to step it up and fill those shoes,” Pack said. “There’s work for them to do to fill those shoes. I’m expecting a lot out of them. They’ve started to take on that leadership role.” Even though the Lady GMen are young, Pack said he is seeing his team already working well together. It is something that he wants to

continue on as they make their way through the season. He said that the one thing that will help them carry on working well together, and will lead to them success on the field, is passing the ball. “I talk to the girls all the time, try to instill in them, it’s a passing game,” Pack said. “Try to make every touch on the ball and pass (while) always passing forward to their teammates.” Besides his seniors, he is looking for a couple of other players to step up to help the Lady G-Men succeed this season. Pack said he expects Heather Mason, Chelsea Bradley and Madison Pack to step up and help lead the team’s play. All three players are versa-

tile and can play multiple positions. “Those are the players I’m looking to lean on and bring up the group,” Pack said. “They play everywhere, from fullback to striker. They’re just mixed in there.” He also said he is expecting good things from freshman Alexa Baker, who will see a fair amount of time even though she is young. With the guidance of the seniors as well as the play Mason, Bradley and Madison Pack leading the way, Pack is aiming for a winning season. “First and foremost I want it to be a winning season,” he said. “I want to get above that .500 (level).” He added, given the team’s youth, that he would “(Also) just continue to develop the program.” The Lady G-Men will open the season on Monday, August 22 at North Adams.

Look for sports news, live updates from games and much more on the new Brown County Press Sports Blog at

By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press The Eastern golf team will look to continue building its young golf team for the future this season. With only one returning senior, Aaron Williams, on the roster, Eastern coach Jason Hauck looks for his team to get better

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Eastern golfer Grant McIntosh putts during the Warriors match with Ripley on Monday morning at Buttermilk Falls Golf Course. McIntosh shot a team low 50.

as the season goes on. “The last two years we’ve been rebuilding the talent and getting them playing more and more,” Hauck said. “Now this is the year where I’d like to jump from seventh last year to fifth this year with the hope that next year we can jump two more spots to third or second.” The players Hauck will look to have as his top three this year are Williams, junior Austin Williams and freshman Grant McIntosh. Filling the rest of the spots will be a mix of: new senior Madison Buck, juniors Blake Frye, Megan Staggs, Shelby Mullins, Chase Lawson, C.J. Knight, Jacob Long, Dylan Smith and Blake Fisher; sophomores Nick Hollbrook, Matt Poettker, Blake Reis and David Kieffer; and freshman Dylan Black. The Warriors (2-3 on the season) took a 1-1 record in this week’s action. They battled Ripley, Manchester and Georgetown, the latter for the second time on the young season. On Monday, the Warriors lost to the Blue Jays 211-217. McIntosh led the way with a 50 and Frey added a 51 while

Williams and Lane Lynch carded 53s. Poettker fired a 61 and Kieffer added a 65. The Blue Jays were led by Justin Cluxton who shot a 48, which was good enough for medalist honors. Then the Warriors got a win over Manchester despite a strong performance from Malachi Evans. Evans shot a 34 as the medalist but it wasn’t enough to beat the Warriors. Lawson, who is primarily a soccer player for Eastern, came out to play and he carded a team low 44 while Lynch added a 47, Knight a 50, Aaron Williams a 52 and Fisher and McIntosh carded 57s. Though Hauck would like for the team to eventually improve their scores enough to shoot under 200 to compete in a muddled league with only two clear cut teams leading the way, they have already improved from last year. “We’ve already won more matches this year than we did last year,” he said. “Hopefully we can get our stroke average below a 200 because the way the league is we could go to the league meet and beat most of them by 10 each day.”


Lady G-Men aim to finish Young Eastern golf team wins one, season with winning record loses two as they aim to improve

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Queen Applications for Ohio Tobacco Festival are now being accepted. The queen will be chosen on Thursday, August 25. Deadline for the applications is set for Saturday, August 20. Applications are available at Applegates Auto at 900 south Second Street in Ripley or call Billie Applegate at (513) 218-7072.


Basketball Extravaganza at Mt. Orab City Park, 3 on-3 basketball tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 20. Please contact Tony Henderson for registration packets at 937-5152823 or (937) 444-2712. This event was organized by the First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab. Brown County Tea Party to Meet on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Community Park shelter. For more information on this meeting or other details about the Tea Party contact Daryl Klein at or (513) 312-2926. Living Church of Five Mile to host Sister Linda Gibson Johnson on Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The church is located at 16908 US Highway 68 in Mt. Orab. Tractor Parade sponsored by Brown County Institute for the Enhancement of Education will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and will leave the Ohio Valley Machinery Show Grounds for a two hour escorted drive before returning to the showgrounds. For all the details on this event call (937) 239-8234. SUNDAY 8/21 John (Ben) Houser Memorial Picnic, sponsored by the Brown County Democrat Party will be held on Sunday, August 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Western Brown High School, 472 W. Main Street in Mt. Orab. For all the details on this event call Dallas Hurt at (937) 377-4301. Homecoming at Bethel Shiloh Church of God will be held on Sunday, August 21 at the church at 2771 Oakland Locust Ridge Road in Bethel. This will be a homecoming celebration of 134 years and will include an 11 a.m. concert with the Benge Family Singers and a drama by ‘His Image.’ For more information call (513) 317-2253. TJ’s Fishing Lakes Bill Roberts Memorial Tournament will be held from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 21 at the lakes, 13493 New Harmony Shiloh Road in Mt. Orab. This event is a singles tournament, at a cost of $35 per person with a $100 per hour payout. For more information call (937) 444-3658. ‘Love Birds’ Series a marriage strengthening event will be held each Sunday night at 7 p.m. beginning Sunday, August 21 through Sunday, September 4 at the Bethel Shiloh Church, 2771 Oakland Locust Ridge Road, just four miles south of Mt. Orab. For more information call (513) 317-5176.

TUESDAY 8/23 Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. The meeting is open to the public. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesdays, August 23 and 30. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information Washington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at the firehouse at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. This meeting is open to the public. The Western Brown Local School District Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, August 23 beginning at 8 a.m. in the district office. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesdays, August 23 and 30. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. ABCAP Bingo will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 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. WEDNESDAY 8/24 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, August 24, 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. Local Author Ken McCarty to visit Fayetteville-Perry Library on Wednesday, August 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come hear about his stories and meet this local author. The library is located at 406 N. East Street in Fayetteville. Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the board office at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.noon Wednesday, August 24, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. THURSDAY 8/25

MONDAY 8/22 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 22, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Western Brown Local School District board of education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 22. The meeting is open to the public.


TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 22, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 22 at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. The Brown County Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, August 22 at 9 a.m. in their chambers located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Northern Brown Senior Center in St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will offer center activities on



Don’t Forget Tire Collection Day is set for Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AdamsBrown Recycling, 9262 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. There is a limit of 10 tires. This event is sponsored by the Brown County Solid Waste Authority. For more information call (937) 378-3431.

August 22, a visit from the library “Traveling with Reverend Kurt King.” For details contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at the center at (513) 875-2317 voice mail #3.

Concert in the Park will be held at 6:30 p.m. until dusk, on Thursday, August 25. Sponsored by the Aberdeen-Huntington Township Museum. The event will be held at The Pavilion on High Street in Aberdeen, and is in partnership with the Brown County Historical Society. For more information contact J.W.Lee at (937) 393-0600. Ohio Tobacco Festival Queen to be chosen on Thursday, August 25 in Ripley. To pick up an application contact Billie Applegate at (513) 218-7072. Brown County Bluegrass Festival will be held on Thursday, August 25 through Saturday, August 27 at the Brown County Fairgrounds. For all the information about the event contact Donald Morgan at (513) 752-2747 or (513)678-271 or Rob Morgan at (606) 593-5579, or Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursdays at 6:30 on August 25, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 N. Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Northern Brown Senior Center, St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will have a special arthritis exercise class at 9:30 a.m. and volleyball practice. Lunch is out. For more contact Nancy information

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Georgetown Cub Scouts Pack 304 to hold fall registration The Georgetown Cub Scouts Pack 304 had their summer camping on August 6-7, 2011 at the Meldahl Dam State Park. The scouts were given a tour of the dam and lock and were able to see many barges move through the locks. During the weekend, the scouts earned their wildlife conservation, badminton, volleyball, and hiking belt loops. They made a cane pole for fishing. The scouts enjoyed a cookout and roasting marshmallows. The Georgetown Cub Scouts Pack 304 will be holding fall registration on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Georgetown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Hamer Road. Cub Scouts is open to any boy in grades 1-5. The cost for registration is $30.00 which pays for 2011 and 2012 and the scout’s handbook. Please call 937-378-3682 for more information. Front Row (left-right): Austin Thompson, Blake Jones, Dylan Thompson, Mackenzie Thorne, Kristofer Young, Clayton Caldwell, Joshua Baker, and Mark Smith. Middle Row (left-right): Mason Caldwell, Jeremy Ackley, Hunter McMullen, Dalton Jenkins, Lowell Gilliam, Toby Bruce, Matthew Smith, Connor Everson, and Logan Creighton. Back Row (left - right): Leaders Stephanie Thorne, Steve Gilliam and Tom Ackley.

Stegbauer, activity director at the center at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. August 25. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, August 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second

floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. The public is invited to attend this meeting. FRIDAY 8/26 Home-made chicken and noodles dinner will be sponsored by the Cowan Lake Association of

Sportsmen (CLASS) on Friday, August 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is open to the public. Costs are $6 adults, $5 seniors and $2 children. Freedom in the Rock in the Body of Christ Ministries will host a very special service on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 28 at 6 p.m. featuring Pastor Glenn Henderson from Fairborn. The church is located at 3187 S. Bantam Road in Bethel. For more information contact Pastor Richard Deems at (513) 276-8673.

Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, August 19. 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 8/27 Free Meal will be offered on Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Russellville


COURT NEWS Property Sales


Joseph P. McConn to Christopher D and Sandra Edmondson, 2.79 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 8/9/2011, $10,000 Jennifer L. and James R. Bechtol to Bernard L. Schwallie, 5.01 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 8/5/2011, $104,500 David A. and Virginia Cooley and the Waynoka Property Owners Association to the Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc., Lot 229 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 8/10/2011 Gerald Evans, Coston Charles and Waynoka Property Owners Association to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc., Lot 2479 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 8/9/2011 Bruce and Emily Reineke to Fred Falah, Lot 2547 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 8/9/11, $2,295 George C. and Helen Baxter to Bruce W. Schoolfield, Lot 2793 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 8/9/2011 Brian D. and Paula R. Keller to Bruce W. Schoolfield, Lot 2795 in Lake Waynoka Sub., filed 8/9/11, $250 Lake Waynoka, Inc., to Bobby D. Hall, Lot 111 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 8/9/2011 Kimberly K and Michael E. Eckel to Michelle R. and Joseph L. Kovach Jr., 5.20 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 8/9/2011, $110,000 Kendra Carrington to Steve Carrington, 3.07 acres of land in Franklin Twp., Lot 7, filed 8/11/2011 Rosetta Barber to Bradley M. Johnson, 1 acre of land in Green Twp., filed 8/10/2011, $12,000 Sharon L. Couch to Billy Ray Dotson, Jr., 6.60 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 8/10/2011 Ralph Steven Waits, Jr., to Cathryn P. and Ralph Steven Waits Jr., .46 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 8/10/2011 Helen and William N. Waits to Arminda A. Shively, 2.11 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 8/10/2011, $25,000Paul L. and Darlene Roades to Tommy D. Partin, .05 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 8/11/2011, $38,000 Judith P. Tolle to Wayne F., Mary E., and Judith P. Tolle, 128.66 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 8/8/2011 Aguinaldo and Ruth Wireman to Peggy S. Ruark, trustee, Lot 30, Lot 31, Lot 114, Lot 7, Lot 8 and Lot 115 in the Village of Aberdeen, filed 8/5/2011 Samantha Deatley, Gary Cooper and Sammy Mock Jr., to Donna Jean Broerman, 1 acre of land in Jackson Twp., filed 8/9/2011, $28,000 Alva C. Stevens to Bradley M. and Rhonda L. Buckner, Lot 790 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 8/9/2011 Brenda and Walter Brooks to Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc, Lot 2143 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 8/11/2011 Phillip J. and Tya Wright and Fanniemae to Tim and Linda Redrow, Lot 98 in Feesburg Lots in Lewis Twp., filed 8/9/2011, $21,912 William E. Hubbard, Louise Adams and Fannie Mae to Colt Wheatherspoon, Lot 45 in Ro-Da-Pa Acres Sub., in Lewis Twp., filed 8/10/2011, $52,000 Dawn M. and Robert Z. Haugom to John G. and Barbary Siegel, Lot 1302 and Lot 1303 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 8/10/2011, $380,000 Donald and Zoona Doughman to Virgil Kevin Doughman, Lot 186 and Lot 458 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 8/8/2011 Charles and Angelia M. Cadwallader to Fannie Mae, 3.45 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 8/8/2011, $100,000 Loree L and John T. Smith to Loree L, Clarence J. and John T. Smith 7.89 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 8/5/2011 Ruth and Clarence J. Smith to Clarence James Smith 2.93 acres of land in Perry Twp., (Clinton Cty.) filed 8/5/2011 Sharon L. and Gary E. Young to Sharon L. Taylor, Lot 126, Lot 127 and Lot 138 in Wilhoit Addition, in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 8/10/2011 Charles R. Liming, Russell, Dennis and Charles Liming to Russell, Dennis, charles and Jeffrey Liming, .64 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 8/5/2011 Teresa S. Anderson, trustee to Steven J. and Loretta S. Mezger, 1/03 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 8/11/2011, $29,000 Gary K. and Heather N. Powell to Jason R. and Amy B. Carpenter, 1.10 acres of land, Lot 5 in Tara Creek Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 8/9/2011, $163,500 Tracy L. and Shannon B. Smith to CB Sardinia Properties, LLC, 2.91 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 89/2011m $31,920 Richard and Melissa Keller and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company to Heather N. Kramer, 1.60 acres in Washington Twp., filed 8/9/2011, $68,750

Brittany Nicole Kaiser, 23, Georgetown, customer service manager to marry Eric Wayne Cox, 29, West Liberty, KY, correctional officer, filed 8/8/11 Patience Nicole McCann, 21, Sardinia, cashier to marry Ryan Carson Masters, 21, Sardinia, butcher, filed 8/8/11 Marissa Irene Baker, 21, Hamersville, pharmacy tech to marry Rodney Allen Perry Jr., 21, Blanchester, plater, filed 8/8/11 Kendall Marie May, 19, Blanchester, retail merchandiser to marry Brian James Crone, 22, Fayetteville, window cleaner, filed 8/11/11 Katelin May Jarman, 22, Felicity, student to marry Tyler Lowell Spiller, 26, Russellville, planner/engineer, filed 8/12/11 Janel Esther Young, 33, Independence, KY, to marry Timothy Piersall, 35, Williamsburg, flooring installer

Probate Mary Louise Bodley, Mt. Orab, case 20111140, DOD 7/20/2011, filed 8/8/11 Hazel M. Coats, Mt. Orab, case 20111144, DOD 12/27/2010, filed 8/10/11 James A. Fletcher, Georgetown, case 20111143, DOD 10/8/2010, filed 8/9/11 Dewey Orvil Herrin, Georgetown, case 20111138, DOD 7/5/2011, filed 8/8/11 Kathryn Lucille Inskeep, Georgetown, case 20111147, DOD 6/22/2011, filed 8/10/11 Jewell Lunsford, Higginsport, case 20111146, DOD 3/14/2011, filed 8/10/11 Michael M. Martin, Hamersville, case 20111142, DOD 8/11/2011, filed 8/9/11 Kenneth B. Penn, Williamsburg, case 20111141, DOD 4/29/2010, filed 8/9/2011 Harmon Sizemore, Williamsburg, case 20111148, DOD 5/22/2011, filed 8/10/11 John Andrew Wilson, Aberdeen, case 20111139, DOD, 3/31/2011, filed 8/8/2011 Edward D. Wuest, Winchester, case 20111145, DOD 7/28/2011, filed 8/10/2011

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Walter Shuemake verses William Howard, case 20110735, filed 8/10/11, Action: stalking order PNC National Bank Association verses George W. Brown, case 20110738, filed 8/12/2011, Action: foreclosures First Place Bank verses Bill Howard, case 20110739, filed 8/12/2011, Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank, NA verses Brandon Traylor, case 20110740, filed 8/12/2011, Action: foreclosures Meghan Day verses Samuel Stephen, case 20110742, filed 8/12/2011, Action: stalking order DOMESTIC CASES Tara N. Wagner, Mt. Orab verses Scotty M. Wagner, Sardinia, filed 8/8/2011, Action: domestic violence Latasha Hull, Mt. Orab verses Douglas Hull, Neville, Ohio, filed 8/8/2011, Action: domestic violence Ginger A. Love, Mt. Orab verses Jed A. Love, Loveland, filed 8/8/2011, Action: domestic violence Sharon Spencer verses Jeffrey Spencer, Chillicothe, filed 8/9/2011, Action: termination of marriage Otis L. Fuson, Russellville verses Ronda M. Fuson, Mt. Orab, filed 8/9/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Denise K. Hall, Mt. Orab verses Steven M. Hall, Mt. Orab, filed 8/11/2011, Action: termination of marriage Paula Haynes, Hamersville verses Jackie Haynes, Jr., filed 8/9/2011, Action: domestic violence Ginger A. Love, Mt. Orab verses Jed H. Love , Loveland, filed 8/10/2011, Action: termination of marriage Lyndon B. Payne, Sardinia verses Janalyn D. Payne, Higginsport, filed 8/12/2011, Action: termination of marriage Jeanette Knuckles, Fayetteville verses Robert Knuckles, Fayetteville, filed 8/12/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Theresa Brown, Sardinia, verses Robert Rader, Sardinia, filed 8/12/2011, Action: domestic violence Sharon Brumfield, Sardinia verses Lowell Banfield, Sardinia, filed 8/15/2011, Action: domestic violence Carlos McKinley, Mt. Orab verses Tamara McKinley, Williamsburg, filed 8/15/2011, Action: domestic violence



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3rd Annual Open House at Rumpke Brown County Landfill, 9427 Beyers Road, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will include tours of Rumpke’s operations, garbage trucks and heavy equipment on display, rock blasting demonstration, games and crafts for kids and free food. Harmony Star Charity Ride will be held August 27 (Rain 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. UPCOMING EVENTS Burgers, Blessings and Bikes will begin at 11 a.m. with a bike show on Saturday, September 10 at the Georgetown church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road in Georgetown. Registration will be from 11 a.m. until noon. Free cookout, bike show with trophies, homemade ice cream, give-aways and live music. For more information call (937) 378-3309. Save the Decatur Post Office meeting will be held on Sunday, August 29 at 2 p.m. in the community room at the Decatur Community Center on St. Rt. 125. Are residents who use the Decatur Post office are encouraged to attend this meeting and express their views. For more information contact Kay Fry at (937) 373-3703. TJ’s Fishing Lakes Customer Appreciation Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. The event will include free fish fry, hot dogs and door prizes. Please bring a covered dish to share. This is a $5...100 percent payback. For details call (937) 444-3658. The lakes are located at 13493 New Harmony Shiloh Road in Mt. Orab. “Strut your Mutt” sponsored by the Tri-State CART will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 on Front Street in New Richmond in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society. Proceeds will go to disaster preparedness awareness programs and to help raise $12,500 towards the purchase of a mobile animal disaster response vehicle to serve 31 counties. For more information call

Lakeside Vineyard and Winery to kick-off wine-tasting-room completion celebration beginning on Saturday, September 3. The winery opens at noon and music will begin at 4:30 p.m. For more details visit or call (513) 876-1810. Monte Carlo Night, hosted by the Fayetteville Boosters Organization will be held on Saturday, September 10 at St. Angela Merici’s Daly Hall in Fayetteville. The event will take place from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is only $15 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door or call (513) 875-4353. The Brown County Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular scheduled meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday, September 15 at Hilltop Designs, 9764 Tri County Highway in Sardinia. The public is always welcome to attend. Benefit for the family of John Sheely will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at TJ’s Fishing Lakes, 13493 New Harmony-Shiloh Road in Mt. Orab. Proceeds from this benefit will help cover headstone and plot expenses. For more information call (937) 444-3658. Brown County Singing Convention will be held at Katterman Chapel at the corner of Five-Points Mowrystown Road and Katterman. Please come share your special song, poem or any other God given talent and fellowship and sing at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 16. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Larry Downing at (937) 4463259. Brown County Agricultural Society Senior Fair Board meeting will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 13 and 20. The meeting is open to the public. Northern Brown Senior Center will offer BINGO at the center on Monday, August 29, as well as other center activities. For more information about the center contact Nancy Stegbauer, activity director at the center at (513) 875-2317. 2011 Pumpkin Run Nationals will be held on September 30, Oct. 1-2 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. To reserve space in the Official Pumpkin Run Magazine, call (513) 732-2511 or 1 (800) 4043157. 2011 Ohio Tobacco Festival will take place on August 25 through August 28 in downtown Ripley. This years theme is “Tobacco: A Lifetime of Memories.” For more information on events of the event contact Billie Applegate at (513) 218-7072. For details of the parade contact Greg Applegate at (937) 392-1590. Northern Brown Senior Center, St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251 will offer arthritis exercises at 9:30 a.m.

as well as volleyball practice. Lunch is at the center, Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about the center contact Activities Director Nancy Stegbauer at (513) 875-2317. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors will hold its annual special election on Monday, October 24. For more information on this election please call (937) 378-4424. Food Drive for children and families in the area will be sponsored by the USDA employees, farmers and friends through the month of August, ending on August 31. Please bring non-perishable items and place them in one of the donation boxes located at the USDA Agriculture Center on South Main Street in Georgetown. 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) 875-3851. Lake Lorelei is located on St. Rt. 131 near US Route 50. Eastern Local School Board “Core Construction” meeting will be held on Monday, September 12 at 9 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is for OSFC construction related items. ONGOING EVENTS Free Kid’s Breakfast will be offered by the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 249 Old State Route 32 in Batavia from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Local transportation is available by calling (513) 602-5554. Helping Hands Back-to-School Sale will continue through the month of August. Donations will be reduced to $1 for bags of clothing, coats and backpacks; shoes and purses will be .25 cents. Clear bags will be reduced to a $2 donation. Bags of toys will be reduced to $1 donation. Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Order new book on one room schools now, from the Brown County Historical Society. The book discusses about 70 one-room schools located in Brown County. Please call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444 or any society member to purchase a book. 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. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered.

HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. Crafting Classes will begin the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. 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) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 (a new location) in the Decatur area needs donations including a variety of food items, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, detergent and toilet paper. The Food Bank is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations and the Decatur United Methodist Church. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 3786892 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


Weather permits great time at OVAM Well, praise the Lord for the beautiful weather of the past week. On Thursday Samuel and I did something I had never yet done-basically because it was always too hot; we went to the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show! We met some old friends, renewed acquaintances, relived old memories, remembered loved ones passed on and enjoyed the shuttle ride that allowed a restful scenic tour of the nice grounds and brought us closer to the many opportunities. Thank you all who have made that all possible-past, present, and future. *** Through all of the confusion of last week I forgot all about honoring one of my favorite people by attending his ninety birthday celebration. His name Charlie Moore. I respect you very much Charlie and appreciate what you have meant to my family. Thank you Charlie! I am very pleased to have known you. Samuel, A.J.,and Mary Howelett attended Sunday services with the residents at the manor going especially to praise the Lord and worship with the group that has been coming for many years called Brier Ridge and has now added on Enon Church. Whatever they are called and wherever they are from John Conley, and Jeff Campbell, Wanda Carrington and her new husband, and Elizabeth Campbell have been coming for years to bring the good news of the gospel in word and song to the residents of the manor. While the little group was there they visited with Mrs. Frazier, Allene Tuel, Prudie Snider, Colby Hause, Harriet Hosey, and Helen Kerr. They then, instead of going to fed their face, they decided to go visit long-time family friend, Martha Mitchell.


MARY HOWLETTE *** Another sad sight in Red Oak is the sign announcing that Red Oak Store is closed. Oh, man! I hate to see that sight! *** Well, I hear that the Mayor and first lady of Red Oak, Lowell and Vicki Carrington, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary this week near the anniversary date of their meeting at an auction. Strangely enough that is how Vicki's grandmother and grandfather met, at an auction. *** Happy Birthday to Chris Eckler, Brady Adams, Missy Long Bolender, Stephanie Purvis Hensley, Richard Kessel, Brenda Pelletier, Gary Morgan, Joyce Vaughn Richey, Kevin Tackett, Mary Bick, Lisa Shelton Salisbury. *** Cory Pennington, nephew of Nancy Salisbury and son of Enos Pennington had been participating in the Bike and Build Program. Participants need not have previous building or cycling experience, or even a bicycle; Bike & Build provides the bicycle, which is the participant's to keep at the end of the trip. Riders are required to complete ten house, sweat equity, working with affordable housing groups before beginning the trip, and are required to ride at least 500 miles in training before their summer begins. Cory's progress can be followed through facebook. His group has had some battles with

the high heat, and Cory himself has had asthma flareups. Many blessings to Cory and the group and to all who participate in this mission and other mission projects. *** The Brown County Singing Convention will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at the Faith In God Fellowship south of Russellville. *** I have believe that I have gotten away from dial-up internetforever I hope! Though the 2 hotmail addresses are the same my new email address is My telephone number has returned to the original (937) 392-1323 which is a cellphone so if I do not answer I may not have service at the moment. Please leave a “detailed message” and I will get back to you as soon as possible. May the blessings of the Lord be upon you. “As you are so is He in the world.” David Jeremiah Sincere sympathy to Bud and Golda (Snider) Wilson upon the death of Bud's 100 year old mother, Margaret Goodyear Wilson Weber. *** Congratulations to Justin Cluxton of the Red Oak Ranchers for being recognized by the Ohio Country Journal for his lambs. Also, he has been at the Ohio State Fair this week were his lambs placed 7th, 8th, and 10th . Congratulations Justin. *** Congratulations to Geoff Pelletier, grandson of Dolores, for winning the Maysville FOP karate contest lately. Wow! *** Congratulations to Hazel Kirk who recently won 4th and 5th places at the Area on Agency on Aging District 7's 29th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Esssay/Poetry contest held



Books By the Bag Book Sale sponsored by the Mt. Orab Friends of the Library will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 S. High Street. The cost is only $4 per bag or by suggested donation price list. For more information call (937) 444-1414.

(513) 702-8373.

recently at the Rio Grande campus. Many blessings to all. *** Congratulations to Gracie Copple upon running the race and winning the reward called, “Retirement!” *** Sincere sympathy to the family, friends, loved ones of Roger Ernst. *** Sincere sympathy to the family, friends, and loved ones of Stanley Foster Berry. *** Happy belated birthday wishes to: Heather D. Klump Boldman, Sabrinia Wilson, Juanita Hebling, June Myers, John Stacey, Chantal Greene, Gloria D. Escue Ulrich, Lillian Flaugher Wright, Blanche M. Baird Hammond, Sonja Fulton Benjamin, Mike Benjamin, Barbara R. Knechtly Berrera, Kendra Hall Baker, Rebecca G. Darling, Mary L. Finley Kirker, Sharon H. Fields, Joshua L. Carlisle, Dan Paeltz, Angie Spires, Kimy Fizer, Steven R. Jones, Bill Snyder, Brenda Staten, Sharon Haas Fields, Sonja Benjamin, one of our Red Oak young people that we are so proud of Sara Campbell, Kendra Hall Baker, Joshua L. Carlisle, Steven R. Jones, Dan Paeltz, Isabella M.K. Rodiques, Robert Watson, Nancy G. Finley Kirkpatrick, Vicki and Lowell Carrington, Arthur Clinger- 102, John Krotchen, Martha Cunningham, Betty Cluxton Scherer, Chester Gill, Marilyn Chandler, Caitlin McCaughey, Shirley Wagoner, Mary Ruth Salisbury Howelett, Charlene Stephanson, John Godby, Graham Purdy, John Stacy, Chantel Greene, Esther Purdin Black, Heather Dawn Klump Boldman, Gloria Dawn Escue Ulrich.

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Free dental sealants for 2nd and 6th graders Every child is susceptible to tooth decay. Help your child prevent decay by having dental sealants applied to their teeth. A dentist and hygienist both registered in the State of Ohio will be visiting your child’s school to provide this service. This service is free to all second and sixth grade students regardless of income or insurance coverage. Please watch for the yellow form to come home with your child the first of school. If you do not receive a form please contact the school. The program covers all elementary and middle schools in Adams, Brown and most of High Counties. Pictured above are Jennifer Thompson, a registered dental hygienist for 12 years and lives in West Union with her husband and 3 children and Lori Purdy, a dental assistant for 26 years who lives in Sardinia with her husband and 2 children.

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) 3782560 or toll free at (877) 259-8598. ***

Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.

The Colony Theatre presents First Friday Art Walk in Historic Uptown Hillsboro The Colony Theatre will present a First Friday event on Sept. 2, 2011. The event will be an Art Walk in Historic Uptown Hillsboro from 6 to 8 p.m. with dessert and entertainment at The Colony Theatre from 8 to 10 p.m. There are 14 participating Uptown Merchants which include: A to Z Advertising, Chambers Realty, Beech Street on Main, Georgia’s Bridal, The Acme Art Factory, 113 S. High Street, Janie’s Closet, Primtiques, Back Home, The Colony Theatre, Vickie’s Family Restaurant, Town Square Jewelers, Miller’s Barbershop and Merle Norman. The featured artists will be Amy Hillis, CJ Linkhart Carolus, Sandy Cooper Pence, Ginger Back, Gretchen Huffman, Judy Culberson Taylor, Dan Kennelly, Jonathan Gillman, Tom Clemens, John Schooley, Kathy Burden, James “Skip” Werline, Helen Horner, Mary Reed, Barbara Hodge, Carolyn Hastings Michael, Patty Roads, Jacalyn Walter, Mary Hamilton, Geo K. Jewelry, Mary Potts, Paul Davis, Mary Jo. The event is FREE and we encourage everyone to come out and support local businesses and local artists. There will also be a spring Uptown Art Walk the First Friday of May. The deadline is Feb. 25, 2012 at noon for uptown merchants and artists

that would like to participate. Starting in October the First Friday events will be organized by The Hillsboro Uptown Business Association (HUBA). If interested in participating please contact Rachelle Trefz owner of Merle Norman at or Brent Huffman owner of Beech Street on Main at

Pro Wrestling fundraiser set for Adams County Homeless Shelter


Live Luca Libre Pro Wrestling “SUMMERGGEDDON” will be on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Oliver School, 3964 Wheat Ridge, Ohio Admission is $5.00 – Wrestling Starts at 7:00 P.M. This event will benefit the Adams County Homeless Shelter Serving Brown and Adams County. There will be a snack bar and 50/50 drawing. Come out and show your support for Adams County Homeless Shelter and enjoy a night of Wrestling action. If you have any questions – please call (937) 544-8164. Also, information on


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Bruan’s attend Kid Sports Day On Sunday, August 14, 2011 Hanna and Mary Bruan attended the Cincinnati Reds game for Kid Sports Day. Hanna is a member of the Georgetown Bumble Bees Softball team coached by Chassity Fender. They attended with they’re grandparents Donnie and Pam Kelch. The girls were cheering their favorite players, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. They were very excited that Jay Bruce hit a home run. The Reds gave out binders with Jay Bruce's number and information to kids attending the game today. Pictured is Mary Bruan and Hanna Bruan with their binders.

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On Aug. 9, 2011 the Huntington Hotshots met at the Haitz's Campsite on Eagle creek. We enjoyed a delightful potluck dinner in which Mrs Haits fixed hamburgers for everyone. The Club would like to thank her for her thoughtfulness and everyone who brought anything. After eating Chelsea Haitz brought the meeting to order. We discussed the Tshirts and Joy Oberschlake took order forms and money. We discussed several important upcoming dates which are as follows: • Small Animal Tag in Aug 20 at Brown County Fairgrounds contact Joy or Paul for times • Ohio Tobacco Festival Aug. 26 - Meet at the RULH Elementary by 4:45 p.m. • Becky Cropper Retirement Party - Aug 28 1:30-3:30 p.m. with a presentation at 2:30 p.m.

• September Meeting Sept. 13 and 20 meet at fair grounds to work on float • Goat Dept. Barn Clean up - Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. • Swine Dept Barn Clean up - Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. • Dept 18 and Officer Book Judging Sept 8, 2011 at Southern Hills Technical Center 6:30-8 p.m. • Brown County Fair- Sept 25- Oct. 1 • County Medal Forms due Oct. 3 • Ox Roast - Oct. 7 from 57 p.m. at the fairgrounds we will be making a fall/halloween themed basket for the silent auction please bring items for the basket by next meeting so Kay can get it put all together. • Awards Ceremony at Aberdeen Methodist Church on Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. • 4-H Meeting on November 8th at Aberdeen Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. • Village Christmas Decorating night and 4H

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CHRISTINE TAILER The old neighborhood was the same but different. There was the park, and the flagpole still stood, where my father had chased us around and around until he caught us for a giggling hug before we set off running and chasing again. Young mothers still sat on the benches, strollers beside them. Little children still ran after the pigeons, but the sandbox was gone, as was the Good Humor ice cream man with his white hat and bicycle pedaled cart. No more Popsicles for a dime. My father and I sat on a bench and remembered. We passed by my old school, just the other side of the park. The flag stoned yard where I played hop scotch, jumped rope, and never wanted to go back inside to class, was still covered with children, but the once huge yard seemed small and cramped. Perhaps there were simply more children enrolled now, or perhaps it had shrunk from the vantage of age. We remembered how I proud I was when I was old enough to walk to school, across the park, by myself, little brother by my side, and how my father would stand on the front stoop of our house and watch until we were safely there. And the house at 323 East

17th Street still stood. Skyscrapers now loomed all around it. We looked up from the sidewalk, arms linked, at the old brownstone's windowed front. And then my father started to climb the front stoop ever so slowly. I stayed by his side, remembering sitting on those same stone steps, and playing with my little brother. I had my orange and purple haired trolls and he had his green plastic army men. I recognized familiar cracks in the stone. My father pressed his finger, wavering slightly, to the door bell. I could hear it ringing inside the front hall as I peered through the glass door at the tiled floor and familiar stairs. No one answered the bell. Perhaps they were at work, or out of town. We stood there at the top of the steps and then turned. We were strangers, but still felt an odd sort of ownership of the space. Without asking one another we started to descend, and then stopped, and sat down, side by side, on the top step. We listened to the honking horns and sirens, the sounds of the city. We watched people pass by on the sidewalk below. A pigeon flew from a rooftop behind us, across the street and into the park. And then my father rose and started walking down the steps and away. He held my arm and said knowingly, "There really is no going back. It was a good journey, but it's a one way ticket, no return." He smiled and looked up at me. "Let's go back to the hotel for a nap". And we did.




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GEORGETOWN - Quality built 5 yr. old brick w/approx. 2500 SF living space. 3 BR’s. 2.5 Baths. Great room w/gas FP & numerous Andersen windows. Solid cherry cabinets & granite countertops. NG Heat & CA. All appliances stay. Full, partially finished walkout basement. Rear deck leads to lower patio w/hot tub. Call for more details! Now reduced to $264,900. GEORGETOWN SOUTH - Older doublewide on 4.05 acres w/complete privacy & woods. Deep water frontage on White Oak Creek. Short distance to Ohio River to enjoy fishing & boating activities. 3 BR’s. 2 Bathrooms. Large front deck. Oversized detached 2 car garage. Asking $64,000.

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WANTED Truck Driver, Tractor Dump trailer, regional, steady, year round work, good equipment & pay, must have Class A CDL, good record, pass drug test. Call 937-444-3717. ABCAP HOUSING Department is developing a list of contractors to provide electric, plumbing, HVAC and general maintenance repairs for the Adams and Brown County areas. Contractors must have Workers Compensation and Certificate of Insurance. If you are interested in being on this list, please contact Shelly Spiller at 1-800-553-7393, ext. 256 or 937-378-6041, ext. 256. BUSY AMELIA Insurance Agency seeks a full-time professional & ambitious sales producer. Salary+commission. Must possess good written & verbal communication skills. Sales experience, Strong people skills & professional appearance are required. Insurance license preferred but not required. Will train the right person. Email your resume to:


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205 - EDUCATION INSTRUCTION FREE - Classes - 8/22/11 to 9/28/11. Do you need a professional resume? Class offered at ABCAP Building, Georgetown. Call 937-378-3564.

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.

SECURITAS SECURITY Services USA is a world leader in security. We are looking for an experienced Site Supervisor in Mt. Orab. If interested please fill out an online application at or contact Kathryn at 513-684-0603.

DRIVERS: REGIONAL & OTR. Start up to $.40/mi + Excellent Benefits. 401K + Bonuses. Miles & Guaranteed Hometime! CDL-A 6mos. experience. 888-219-8041. NEED PART-TIME barn help, must have experience w/horses. Barn located between Sardinia/Georgetown. Please call 937-515-4103.


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MOBILE HOME lot, Mt. Orab area, 1-acre w/all utilities. For Sale or Rent, $20,000. 513-313-3387.

200 - HELP WANTED HELP WANTED - Must be able to pass a background check, drug test, & have a GED or High School diploma. Will train. Must be able to work flexible hours (any shift). For more information call 937-446-2803.


COSMETOLOGIST, NAIL Tech & Esthetician needed for salon moving into strip mall. Ask for Tammy 937-378-3481.


300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED $450 GEORGETOWN, 2-room apartment w/kitchen & bathroom, all utilities included, no pets, call & leave message at 937-483-4102. 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. ABERDEEN - 2br, 1ba completely remodeled apartment, washer/dryer hookup, nice area, $450 plus deposit & utilities. 937-378-2684.



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

OWENSVILLE COMMONS LTD. - Accepting applications for 1br apartments for 62 or over or disabled. Rent - Income Based, County Transportation at door, Post Office - 3-Banks, Store within walking distance. Restaurants & Drug Store Deliver, On-site Service Coordinator, Beauty Shop elevators, Recreation Room/pool table, Exercise equipment. On-site weekday Manager/Maintenance. Phone: 513-732-6935, TDD: 1-800-750-0750.

BATAVIA - Handicap accessible, 2br, 1ba, no steps, $500/mo. plus deposit. 513-561-4014. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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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:

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.

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SARDINIA - 3br, central a/c, no smoking, no dogs! $625/mo. plus deposit. Also, 2br apartment, $450/mo., some utilities paid. Houses $475, $600, also farm house $550/mo. plus deposit. 513-309-4349.

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MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 937-205-2934 or 937-444-2124. 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

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

3BR HOUSE in Higginsport, $550/mo. plus deposit. 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings. 3BR HOUSE, Georgetown area, $500/mo., must pay utilities, deposit required. Call 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings.

3BR, 1BA brick ranch on Lake Lorelei, $850/mo. plus deposit, no pets, watch nature & enjoy the quiet in this waterfront home. 513-875-3459. ABERDEEN - 3br, 1ba, brick ranch w/basement, $650 plus deposit & utilities. Available Aug. 15th. 937-213-3188.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT HAMERSVILLE, 3BR, 1ba, all appliances furnished. No pets, credit references, $695/mo. plus deposit plus utilities. 937-392-6052, 513-734-4460. 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. MT. ORAB - 2.5br, 1ba house for rent. Like new, W/D hookup, kitchen appliances included. $700/mo., $700/dep. 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092. Will consider lease option. MT. ORAB area - 3br, 2ba home on 1-acre, completely remodeled, $695/mo., $795/dep., utilities paid by tenant. NO PETS. Call 513-218-3181. RIPLEY 2-family, 2br, 1ba, $395, some utilities included, located on South 2nd St. Also, 2br, 2ba mobile home, located on E. Grant Ave., Georgetown, $425. 937-444-5223.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT MOBILE HOME for rent, 2br, total electric, big porch, big yard, garden, storage shed, private WBSD. 513-319-3424 or 937-379-1981. RIPLEY - 3br, 1ba, C/A, natural gas heat, washer/dryer hookup, stove, refrigerator, deposit & 1st month’s rent re-quired, no pets of any kind, taking applications. 937-515-6862. TAKING APPLICATIONS on a nice small 12x60 2br mobile home on Rt. 62 between Macon & Ashridge, no pets, $350/mo., $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.

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

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE 3BR, 1BA brick home with garage, nice lot in country. No money down. $389 principal/interest. Viji Grant 937-213-1548.

Remax Advanced Real Estate. 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) FOR SALE Arnheim area, 5-acres, 3br, 2ba ranch, needs cosmetic repairs, Eastern Schools, $55,000 OBO, NO OWNER FINANCING. 937-213-2060.

402 - APT.HOUSES FOR SALE MT. ORAB - 2-family apartment, zoned commercial, $149,000, possible financing. 937-444-2689.

501 - CHILD CARE BABYSITTING M-F $25 a day. Must bring own food & be picked up by 4:30 p.m. Call Cathy @ 513-317-9025.

OVER “YONDER Daycare” now enrolling County Certified, CPR/First Aid, Meals/Snacks Provided, Daily Activities. Laura Segrist Owner/Operator, Hamersville. 937-379-1571.

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES BUSH HOGGING, Backhoe work, Grading, Loader Work, Tilling. For honest & affordable work done call Mike 937-515-0947.

FOR SALE - 9N & 850 Ford tractors, both in excellent condition, with related equipment, bush hogs, plows, disc, tillers, box blades, finish mowers, will sell separate, can deliver, 937-402-0769.

608 - FARM PRODUCE HAY FOR Sale - 4x5 round bales, $25.00. 937-213-2779. LOCAL GROWN produce, corn, tomatoes, beans, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe & watermelon. Also honey, preserves & relish, located at Cox Firewood, 3600 St. Rt. 125, Georgetown, 937-378-4309. Open daily 9-7pm.

611 - WANTED TO BUY CASH TODAY! Top Dollar Paid for Antiques, tools, gold, silver, sports, furniture, records, games, DVD’s, appliances. Almost anything!

937-378-2850 or 937-378-1819 THE BARNYARD We buy, sell & trade gold up to $1500. Silver up to $40/oz. Assorted metals up to $3.00. 513-628-4081. Lawn mowers & P related items, all conditions, up to $250.00. Clear out that shed! Nuts, bolts, rusty stuff, metal, all kinds up to $3.00/lb. Time pieces, all kinds, clocks, watches, etc. parts & all related item. Jewelry & related boxes, hat pins, perfume, cosmetics, broken pieces, bring it all! Dan (I’ll buy that), Proprietor


613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES MCCLELLAN BLACKTOP, seal coating, pressure washing & odd jobs. Call 937-444-2985, leave message, will return calls.

CLASSIC ST. Bernard puppies, 6wks., POP, 6-males, 2-females, all have masks, F-$350, M-$300. 937-392-3098.


FREE BOXER - Malamute mix male dog, good w/kids, 2yrs. old. 937-444-2031.

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”

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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.

403- MOBILE HOMES 507 - SEWING FOR SALE & ALTERATIONS 1997 2BR, 2ba 14x70, all For all your sewing needs appliances included, C/A, for you, your family and asking $15,000 or $1,000 your home. Call 937-444down and assume low 4276. Reasonable rates, expert service. monthly payment. Located in MHP, ready to 508 - ENTERTAINMENT move in. Must see to ap- JIMMY BUFFET Con4 Lawn Seat Tickets, preciate. Call cert Aug. 23, 2011, $300 513-967-3050. OBO or $150 for 2 tickets. 513-528-6242. MOBILE HOMES for sale in Moler Mobile Home Park, Mt. Orab. Several options to choose from. Call 513-313-5553 for more details.


602 - ANTIQUES ANTIQUE SHIFFEROBE, must see! Call for price. Will negotiate. 513-734-7524.

FULL BLOODED Boxer puppies - 3-males, 2-females, POP, $250, shots, wormed, tails docked, 7wks. old, great markings. 513-628-4081. PIT BULL PUPPIES, 8wks. old, males & females, $100. Beagle puppies, 7wks. old, $75. 937-444-2867.

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: Green couch, reclines at both ends, good shape, $125; large Sears microwave, $25; Gazelle exercise machine, $50; queen size mattress, $125; green swivel rocker recliner, $50. Call 937-444-3579 for more information.



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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. SWINGS & Things Swing Set, solid redwood, turbo slide & rocket slide, tree house, 2-swings, trapeze bar, detachable toddler seat. Asking $1500 OBO. 937-444-1699.


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807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 2005 DODGE Dakota SLT 4x4, quad-cab, 4.7 V-8 automatic Line-X bedliner, hard-shell tano cover, original owner, $9,500. Call 937-444-9111 or 513-407-7906 after 6pm.


MOVING SALE - 101 Pleasant St., Mt. Orab, Sat. & Sun. 9-5pm, Aug. 20th & 21st. MOVING SALE - Beacon Hills Subdivision, 105 Rosewood Ln., Mt. Orab, Aug. 26th & 27th, 9:30am-4:30pm. 2006 Dodge 4WD quadcab pickup truck, washer/dryer, sectional couch, 36” TV, 42” TV, end tables, dehumidifier, recliner, wall decor, craft supplies, counter stools, kitchen appliances, dishes, yard equipment/decor, plants, golf equipment, decorative items, marble top chest, bicycle, books, men’s big/tall clothing, young men’s clothing, toys, linens, treadmill, many other items. YARD SALE - Aug. 26th, 27th, 28th. Antiques, glassware, household items, some furniture, dry sink w/copper lining, 310 East Main, Hamersville, 8am-? Rain or shine. YARD SALE - 3408 Carpenter Rd., Mt. Orab, Fri. & Sat. Aug. 26th & 27th. Lots of misc. items, priced to sell.



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1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. Beautiful hardwood floors in Bath & Kitchen. Garden tub, stand-up shower & double vanity in master bdrm Bath. Move-in ready in the Kyle Lane sub-division. This property is located in the heart of Mt.Orab on 1.53 acres. $79,500




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

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! $179,747



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

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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. $115,000



Western Brown Schools - 3BR 2BA Very Clean home ready to move in! Bright, large eat-in kitchen w/walk-out to nice sized deck which goes the length of the house. All BR's have walk-in closets. Range and refrig. stay. 24x32gar. All on one acre. $79,900




Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. Totally transformed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compact pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $99,900


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

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

BEACON HILL SUBDIVISION 1270287Beacon 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

B&B 1262256 POTE NTIA Higginsport L 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


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

1253803 Higginsport2BR Apartment Rental! -County Bldg.1st. flr.currently used as the Higginsport Post Office. Corner location. 2nd. flr. apt. 2 bdrm, 2 Ba, Lr, Dr, & Kit. Ready to move in. Rental income will make your payment. Don’t miss out on this investment opportunity. $59,750

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. $59,900



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





1259346- Mt. Orab- 3 BD, 2BA & 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




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

A Nature Lovers Dream in Desirable Subdivision 134 Liming Farm Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154


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

1987 BUICK Century, 4-cyl., 2.5 gas engine, 4-dr., loaded, good condition. Asking $1,200.00. 937-515-3567. 1991 HONDA Civic, parts car (or) fix & drive, $600.00 1980’s model KX80 - $375.00. 2006 CRF80 Honda - $1000.00 (less than 60 hrs). 937-213-3162.

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For Approval!!! Bankruptcy OK! Repo OK! Little to No Money Down OK! Drive Home Today! JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

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COMMUNITY WIDE yard/garage sale, Sept. 3rd - 9am-? At 32 Senior Community Hales Way off Eastwood Rd. Sports cards, coins, jewelry, tools, table & chairs, crafts, bicycles, exercise equipment, a 2003 electric golf cart, too many items to mention. GARAGE SALE Aug. 1st thru 31st, 10am-6pm. 9012 Tri County Hwy. Sardinia, OH 45171 25% off Gross Purchases Everything Must Go 937-446-2813 GARAGE SALE - Fri. & Sat., Aug. 26th & 27th, 9am-? 10786 Hamer Rd., Georgetown, rain or shine. Smith Machine, Kitchenaide Stainless Compactor, small curio cabinet, hutch, small boxwood stove w/pipe, 52” projection TV, barn doors, end tables, Trek, Haro & GT Bikes, Christmas stuff, lots of other misc. items.


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• Large covered front porch • 2 tiered rear deck w/hot tub • 2 car oversized attached garage • 2 car detached garage • New carpet throughout

• 1.3 Acre Lot with Extensive Landscaping • 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath, DR, Oversized LR • Gas Fireplace • Center Island & Breakfast Area in Kitchen • Double Vanity in Master and Hall Bath • Vaulted Ceilings in Master Bedroom • Finished Basement w/Walkout


Listed below Appraised Value

$237,900 Shown By Appointment Only

Contact Randy at 513-379-4194



LOCATED: 1724 Bethel New Hope Rd., Bethel, OH. 45106. DIRECTIONS: From St. Rt. 125, two miles East of Bethel, turn Left on Spring Grove Rd., which becomes Bethel New Hope. Go about 3 miles to property on Right or from St. Rt. 125 West of Hamersville, turn Right on Liming Van Thompson to Bethel New Hope. Turn Left. Property short distance on Left. Signs Posted.


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1986 S-10 Blazer, 4.3 V6 loaded, ready for paint, $2,500. Call 937-444-9111 or 513-407-7906 after 6pm.


901 - SALES GARAGE/BARN SALE, Tools, old & new, Sept. 2nd, 3rd, 9am-6pm, 13086 Lake Grant Rd. off SR 774, off US 68. Athletic equipment, lots of T-shirts, sweats, plenty of misc. items, 3-families, rain or shine.


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

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Senior Companion recognition dinner held The Adams & Brown Senior Companion Program held its’ Annual Recognition dinner at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Hillsboro. Currently there are thirteen companions who have assisted other seniors in the Adams and Brown County area for a total of 60 years experience. Mildred Tracy has volunteered for 27 years. During the recognition companions received pins for the time they have volunteered on the Senior Companion Program. Gary Goosman, Senior Program Director from COAD in Athens, and Stephen Caraway, Field Representative from Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s office took part in presenting the ladies with their pins. Retirees from the program also received certificates from Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s office recognizing them for their years of achievements. Pictured seated is Alvena Dunkin, 20 year certificate, standing left to right: Patty Bends, 5 year certificate; Lorraine Hatfield, SCP Coordinator; Stephen Caraway, Representing Jean Schmidt’s office; and Cecil Windsor, receiving a 10 year certificate. Senior Companion Volunteers are matched with other older adults who need assistance and have similar interests. This program is administered locally by ABCAP, for more information contact Lorraine Hatfield at (937) 378-6041 or 800-553-7393 Extension 223.

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Volunteer needed at Ohio Veterans Home Stein Hospice is looking for caring volunteers who can provide companionship and assistance to Brown County residents and Veterans at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown who are facing end-of-life challenges. Stein Hospice opened a 22bed hospice unit at the Ohio Veterans Home in January and is in need of volunteers to help with patient and family care at the Home and in area nursing facilities. Volunteer schedules are flexible and include such duties as reading to patients

and helping with meals. All volunteers are required to complete a six-week training class called LifeCourse™. The class will be held on Thursdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown. This free course presented by Stein Hospice explores the feelings and philosophies of the death and dying process. It covers such topics as Concepts of Death and Dying; Pain Management; Spirituality; Care and

Comfort; Family Dynamics and more. For more information or to register contact Anne Fantozz at 1-800-625-5269 or Stein Hospice is a not-forprofit organization in Ohio that has provided care and comfort to hospice patients and their families for 30 years. Stein Hospice was selected to manage the new hospice unit in Georgetown because of its well-established hospice service to Veterans at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

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