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THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

Vol. 38 no. 25

sunday, January 30, 2011

Tincher and Hensley cases on hold Thursday, Jan. 24 began with sentencing scheduled for Dallas Tincher and a plea of guilty from Joseph Hensley in the death of John Carpenter. It ended with neither event happening, Judge Thomas Nurre recusing himself from the Hensley case and Hensley again facing the death penalty. A letter from Hensley to Tincher attorney Gary Rosenhoffer claiming that he did not kill Carpenter essentially threw a grenade into both cases. The letter, which Rosenhoffer received on Jan 25, reads in part “The bottom line is that I did not kill anyone and especially not John Carpenter.” Hensley goes on to claim in the letter that he was told what to say on the witness stand by Brown County Sheriff’s Office Detective Buddy Moore. “I was told the only way to save Sarah (Clemens) was to tell Det. Moore that I was the shooter and he told me how many times the victim had been shot and where he had been shot.”

Hensley claims to have alerted his attorneys, Bruce Wallace and Nick Ring, to the situation “but they didn’t seem to believe me and just kept telling me it wouldn’t help Sarah’s Judicial unless I testified.” Hensley’s girlfriend, Sarah Clemens, originally faced murder charges herself in the death of Carpenter. Those charges were reduced to obstructing justice in exchange for her testimony and a guilty plea. “These b******s kept me on lockdown for seven months, Gary, and the only way to get out of my cell was to sign a plea bargain! Hensley claims that when he told Wallace he planned to tell the truth, he was threatened with lockdown and an extended sentence for Clemens. “The bottom line is that I was forced by both blackmail and torture to admit killing a man I didn’t kill!”, he writes. Hensley claims to have warned Carpenter that someone wanted him killed and left the home with Carpenter still alive. Hensley also claims that his safety is in question because he’s not cooperat-

ing. The result of the letter for Tincher’s case was to have the sentencing set for Jan 27 delayed. Both sides have been given deadlines to respond to the new development and a hearing on the matter is scheduled for March 24. Hensley’s trial is also set to begin in March as scheduled as a result of him recanting his testimony. During the Tincher hearing, Nurre noted from the bench that “Mr Hensley has indicated that he lied under oath in his correspondence” before setting filing deadlines for both parties. Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little said that Hensley’s testimony represented only a tiny part of her case and that “I feel confident that when he testified from that witness stand in the Tincher trial that he was telling the truth.” She said later that the death penalty was back on the table for Hensley because he did not hold up his end of the plea bargain. She added that she reserved the right to change that status at any time. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Hensley in court Jan. 24. with attorneys Bruce Wallace (left) and nick Ring (right).

BCGH to enter into consulting and sale agreement with Southwest Healthcare By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Brown County Commissioners Ralph Jennings, William Geschwind and Rick Eagan unanimously signed off on a non-binding letter-of-intent Thursday morning, Jan. 24, for the purchase of Brown County General Hospital by Southwest Healthcare Services LLC. “By non-binding, it simply means that after the letter-of intent is signed by Paul Tuft, owner of Southwest Healthcare,” Jennings said, “we all have 60 days to pull out of the agreement”, Jennings said. “Brown County Hospital trustees, the commissioners or Mr. Tuft could pull out at any time during the next 60 days, so this isn’t a done deal yet”, he added. Jennings anticipates Tuft signing the letter as early as next week. According to Mike Patterson, CEO of Brown

County Regional Healthcare, under the proposed sale agreement Southwest Healthcare has committed to operate the hospital as an acute care facil-

ity serving the needs of the residents of Brown County. Southwest has stated that their fundamental goal was to nourish and enhance existing

services offered by the hospital and to create and implement services not currently provided at the hospital that CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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Joy Hoop listens to her attorney during her hearing requesting a new trial on January 25.

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Brown county commission President Ralph Jennings signs a letter of intent permitting negotiations with southwest Healthcare services to buy Brown county General Hospital. commissioners Rick eagan (left) and William Geschwind (right) also signed.

Lost dogs reunited with families By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press More than a year ago Thomas Ross lost his dog, ‘Jack’, near Buford. Jack is a

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beautiful Red Tick Hound. He and his family looked everywhere for Jack for several weeks. “We went up and down the road where he disappeared and knocked on doors,” Ross said. “We called the shelter a couple times but never got any kind of lead. But we continued to drive that road..” Ross said he finally gave up looking and figured the dog, who was about two-years old at the time, had been killed on the road. Then last week, his wife was looking through The Brown County Press and immediately recognized a picture of Jack, who was at the Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown. “We were shocked to see that picture,” Ross said. “I called the shelter and made arrangements to pick Jack up. It was just unbelievable, after being gone for over a year.” When Ross arrived at the

Hoop seeks new trial 13 years later BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Almost 14 years after being convicted of complicity and conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in the death of her husband, Joy Hoop is asking for a new trial. Donald “Whitey” Hoop was shot and killed in the parking lot of Slammers Bar on U.S. 68 near Five Mile Road on Feb. 10, 1997. Carl Lindsey of Sardinia was convicted of the murder in September of 1997 and now sits on Ohio’s death row.


Hoop was convicted of asking Lindsey to kill her husband and supplying him the gun used in the murder. She denies doing so and has been asking for a new trial in both state and federal courts since her conviction. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in 1998. Hoop and her attorney, Dennis McNamara of Columbus are claiming that there was no physical evidence tying Hoop to the murder and that the two witnesses that testified against her had CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Unemployment rate jumps slightly BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

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after his beloved dog Jack was missing for over a year, thomas Ross finds him at the Brown county animal shelter.

shelter to pick up the dog, Jack was more excited than he was to be reunited with his

owner. “It was great,” Ross added. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

The unemployment rate jumped in Brown and Adams counties in December but remained flat or dropped slightly in the rest of the region. In both counties, the jobless rate rose .9 percent to 11.3 percent in Brown County

and 13.7 percent in Adams County. The jump in Adams County was enough to tie it for fifth place in the state for the highest unemployment rate. The Brown County jump followed three straight months of the jobless rate remaining at 10.4 percent. Debora Plymail, Director CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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Award this year will be Cahall Brothers Inc. John Deere in Georgetown, owned by Roland and Kyle Cahall. The Drucker Award is named after the late Peter Drucker, who passed away in 2005. The award is given to business owners or individuals who show exemplary management skills. “I’m very proud at the way my sons Kyle and Roland are operating this business,” Calvin Cahall said with a smile. Calvin explained that he and his brother Perry were full time farmers, and married sisters. “In 1953, a territory manager for John Deere approached me and asked if I would be interested in opening a business selling John Deere equipment and my brother and I went for it. That was the beginning of a lifetime career. “My brother retired from the business after about 25 years.” Kyle Cahall said he came on board working for his father in 1973. “It was a good decision for me,” Kyle said, “I have found that you get out of a business what your willing to put into it.” Roland joined the family business in 1982. “I started out mowing the lawn and then working on lawn movers and moved right up the ranks.” Calvin retired in 1997 and both his sons took over the business. Today, both of Kyles sons, Cory and Toby both work for the business.

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Familiar faces in Brown County are (l-r) Roland, Calvin and Kyle Cahall, owners of Cahall Brothers Inc. John Deere dealers. The business has been in operation in Georgetown since 1953 and spans three generations.

Cory operates the Cahall Brothers in Amelia which opened in 2006 while Toby operates the business in Flemingsburg, KY which opened in 2009. “Through all these years we’ve focused on one thing in running our business,” Kyle stated, “We concentrate on customer satisfaction. We take care of our customers so that they want to continue doing business with us. “We watched the way our dad treated customers and we

learned from the best, just how important it was. We didn’t set out to win any awards, but we are all honored to be receiving this Drucker Award. It means a lot to all of us”, he continued. Calvin Cahall said it’s nice for he and his sons to be recognized for just doing what they do every day. The Drucker Award Ceremony is sponsored by National Bank and Trust. The cost of tickets is $10.

Fifty years of service to the community earns Thomas ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The Brown County Chamber of Commerce will honor Georgetown resident Fred Thomas with the 2010 ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ during a special Business Breakfast Ceremony to be held on Monday, Jan31, beginning at 7 a.m. According to Tim McKeown, president of the chamber, Mr. Thomas' dedication and diligence toward the Brown County Community is greatly appreciated and he serves as an inspiration to others. “Through the past years we have recognized citizens such as Danny Grooms, Calvin and Ruth Cahall, Don Declaire and Scott Liming,” McKeown said. “Mr. Thomas was chosen by a committee as a very deserving recipient.” Born and raised in Boude’s Ferry, near Higginsport, Thomas was the youngest of five children. He graduated from high school in 1948 and after

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Fred Thomas ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ recipient Shown with friend and companion, Mitzie.

receiving a letter from Uncle Sam that he had been invited to join the armed forces, Thomas chose to join the U.S. Navy.

“I was in the navy for a total of eight years,” Thomas said, “Four years active duty and four years inactive duty. “My time in the navy was well spent, I was on the largest repair ship in the navy, the USS Jason ARH1. We fixed the ships that needed repairs. It was nothing to have 8 or 9 destroyers anchored around us, waiting for repairs.” Thomas said he was well trained in welding skills during his military years, so it was no surprise that he continued honing his skills when he returned home. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Chamber of Commerce will once again honor a local business with the presentation of the Drucker Award of

By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press


Georgetown family owned business, Cahall Brothers, to be honored with Drucker Award

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adopted an ordinance to accept the Ohio Revised Code as legislative authority of the village. Lunsford told council that there have been some changes in regard to contracts with the townships concerning billing for emergency runs. “There have been some issues from the state auditors office with the billing for squad runs,” Lunsford explained. “The state auditor, state wide, has determined that the money has to go to the township, so we changed the contracts to reflect that but the townships all said they liked it the way it was, and we did to.” Lunsford said he had contacted Danny Bubp, State Representative, about the problem as well as the Ohio Township Trustees Association. Together they hope to get the Ohio Auditors Office to where they don’t have to actually transfer the money. He said he is hopeful that the rule will be changed. Also during the meeting council discussed the recent change in how the village spreads salt on the roads during the snowy weather. “The state of Ohio has been adding beet juice to its salt supply for several years,” Lunsford said. “It saves us money and we’re able to use about 40 percent less salt which saves the village money.”

County indictments issued for various offences


BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Eleven people were indicted on various offenses on Jan. 20 by a Brown County Grand Jury. 29 year old Jamee Gatlin of Sardinia faces charges of aggravated vehicular assault, a third degree felony, endangering children, a fifth degree felony and operating a vehicle under the influence. a first degree Misdemeanor. His indictment states that Gatlin caused physical harm to another individual on Oct. 12, 2010 as the result of operating his vehicle while under the influence. He faces the child endangerment charge because he allegedly had one or more children under eighteen in his vehicle at the time of his offense. 20 year old Waylon Slusher of Williamsburg faces six felony counts, including two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and and two counts of aggravated possession of drugs. Slusher is accused of breaking into the homes of Cherice Crawford and Amy Lohstroh on Dec. 20 and stealing property. He is also charged with stealing prescription medications from Pat Slusher between Dec. 18 and 21. The medications were allegedly a large amount of morphine and a smaller amount of Oxycodone. 23 year old Eric Centers of Mount Orab is facing seven felony counts, including four for forgery, two for receiving stolen property and one for misuse of credit cards. He’s accused of writing four checks and using the credit card of of Gretchen Centers without permission and for receiving stolen property belonging to her and Kevin Centers between Dec. 27 2010, and Jan 3, 2011. 41 year old Gerald Fultz of Ripley and 28 year old Jennifer Fultz of Aberdeen are both facing a fifth degree felony count of breaking and entering. They are accused of breaking into the Hickory Ridge Church on Christmas Day with the purpose to commit theft. 47 year old William Richardson of Fayetteville faces a third degree felony count of domestic violence. He is accused of knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical harm to Deborah Bodley, a family or household member. Richardson has previously been convicted of two other charges of domestic violence in 2004 and 1996.

29 year old Norman Gardiner is charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony. His indictment reads that Gardiner on Dec. 28 “knowingly transported a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle in such a manner that the firearm was accessible to the operator or any passenger without leaving the vehicle.” 26 year old Brian Graves of Mount Orab is charged with one count of second degree burglary. He’s accused of breaking into the home of Rachel Wells between Dec. 22 and Dec. 28. 30 year old William Graves faces seven felony counts, including three burglary and four theft charges. Graves is accused of trespassing in the homes of Marilyn and Joseph Glover on Dec. 26, the home of John Wilson on Nov. 28 and the home of Rachel Wells between Dec. 22 and 28. 31 year old Rebecca Hicks of Cincinnati faces one fourth degree felony count of theft of drugs. She is accused of stealing Oxycodone from Marjorie Hardy between Dec. 9 and 21. 23 Jeff Welsh of Amelia faces one fifth degree felony count of theft. He is accused of stealing property belonging to Travis Gentry between Nov. 1 and 22.

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rosive way to keep ice and snow away than salt alone.

Sun Publishing hires Evans as Web department manager The Clermont Sun Publishing Company has hired Trevor Evans to lead its Web Development Department. Clermont Sun Publishing is the parent company of The Brown County Press. “I’m really excited to be part of such a dynamic, growing company,” Evans said. “In the 18 months that Clermont Sun Publishing has been helping small businesses create their online presence, it has become the local leader in Web development and technology services.” Evans is in charge of Web site development, online social marketing, digital publications, and other technology services for small and large businesses, schools, and government entities. Evans says that the Internet, with more than 266 million users in the United States alone, is the largest advertising medium in the world. “The average person is spending 33 hours a week online,” Evans said. “Ask yourself if any of your other means of advertising are reaching a clientele this massive.” He says that even small businesses catering to the local community will benefit from utilizing the Internet with a custom designed Web site by generating exposure to local, national, and international customers that would not otherwise by available. Clermont Sun Publishing General Manager Tony Adams says that the expansion into the world of online, digital publications is only the latest step in the 182-year-old company’s long history of embracing new technologies and innovation. “Newspapers and other print publications are going to be around for a very long time,” Adams said. “But the

When combined with rock salt brine and calcium chloride, the juice blocks ice from forming on pavement even at extremely low temperatures.

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It was a brief but productive meeting of the Village of Mt. Orab Council, Wednesday Jan 19, as council member adopted two ordinances, discussed EMS runs in the village and the amount of salt already used by the village. Village Mayor Bruce Lunsford read recommendations made by fire chief Lisa Reeves which included adding paid-per-call firefighter to the pay status of Josh Stacy who recently completed his basic firefighter training. Reeves also recommended that firefighter Ralph Craycraft be added as a paidper-call status and that Cody Saffell be added as a part-time basic EMT. She requested a change of pay status for Nicholas Rymer from basic EMT to part-time basic EMT. Lunsford read a letter from Reeves, which reported that the fire department responded to a total of 386 fire related incidents in 2010. The emergency medical services responded to 1121 calls and treated 1114 patients. Council suspended the three reading rule and adopted an ordinance, which establishes the minimum regulations governing the conditions, and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities. Council also suspended the three reading rule and

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Free nicotine patches to the first 28 adults that participate in OSU study Adults in Brown County who smoke but want to quit can now get help through a research partnership between The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Public Health and OSU Extension in Brown County. This project will provide up to 8 weeks of nicotine patches and telephone support for 28 adult smokers in Brown County. To participate in this project, smokers need to be: a resident of Brown County, 18 years or older, no recent, major health issues, daily smoker, and not pregnant. Men and women can participate. People must also be willing to try to quit in the next month by using telephone support and nicotine patches, which will be provided free of charge as long as they remain in the study. Quitting is never easy - for smokers that is. The purpose of the study is to find out how effective telephone sup-

port and patches are for smokers in the Appalachian region of Ohio. Participants will be asked a set of questions before they start the project, and 3, 6, and 12 months later. It is important for participants to stay in the study for 12 months, whether they quit smoking or not. Participants will receive a small gift card after each data colle ction to thank them for their time. Brown County is one of six counties in Ohio Appalachia selected to participate in this project over the next several years, in part because of high rates of smoking. According to the 2008 Ohio Family Health Survey, 37 percent of adults in Brown County smoke, in comparison, the statewide smoking rate in Ohio in 2008 was 20.1 percent. Anyone interested in participating should call Anita McKinzie at (937) 572-7746.

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New Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally signs first permit, ends 20-month backlog for eastern Ohio employer


Let’s not return to the days of health insurance abuse There was a time when an American family could go bankrupt if a child got sick. A young Ohio family could be denied insurance if they reached arbitrary annual or lifetime limits on benefits. There was a time when Ohio seniors received little help with their escalating prescription drug costs, and I still hear stories of seniors cutting pills in half, or skipping doses altogether, when they could no longer afford their medications. Before health reform was signed into law, too many young adults started their careers without the benefit of health insurance – unable to stay on their parents’ insurance while they looked for work. The Health reform law is making changes that benefit all Americans. It would be a tragic mistake to repeal it. Let me explain why health reform matters for Ohioans from all walks of life. Health reform matters for Ohio’s children. Ohio children deserve the opportunity to receive medical care that enables them to fulfill their God given potential. And it makes sense – from both a fiscal and public health perspective – for young adults to remain covered under their parents’ private health insurance until they find jobs that offer insurance. But before health reform, the parents of a child with diabetes or juvenile

SHERROD BROWN arthritis or in remission from cancer struggled to find health insurance – because insurers denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. A 23 year-old looking for work often went without health insurance while trying to find a job. An accident or illness would land them in the hospital, with their care largely covered by taxpayers. Now, insurers are banned from denying care to children because of pre-existing conditions, and children can stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Health reform matters for Ohio seniors. Before health reform, seniors on Medicare had additional out-of-pocket costs for cancer screening, preventive care, and even annual physicals. Before health reform, seniors like Mary Lou, the widow of a minister, could see prescription drug cost skyrocket if they needed a certain amount of medicine. A concerned friend of Mary Lou’s wrote to me that when she reached this gap in coverage, known as the “donut hole,” Mary Lou stopped taking her insulin and took other

vital prescriptions every other day instead of the prescribed daily dose. Now, Medicare covers annual physicals and cancer screenings with no copayments or deductibles. Seniors who hit the gap in their Medicare drug coverage will receive 50 percent discounts on brand-name prescription drugs and biologics this year alone – saving the average affected senior more than $525 this year and more than $9,000 over the next decade. Health reform matters for all Ohioans. Most Americans who have health insurance are relatively happy with their plan…until that plan denies them coverage or delays their claims payments. I’ve received letter after letter from Ohioans who, once they became ill, had to fight tooth and nail for the insurance benefits they had been paying for year-in and year-out. Before health reform, insurers could limit the amount of care Ohioans receive – shutting off benefits if you reached an arbitrary coverage limit over the course of one year or multiple years. And too many Ohioans had to spend hours on the phone arguing with insurance companies when they’d rather be speaking to their doctors. Health reform eliminates annual or lifetime caps, prevents insurers from denying care based on pre-existing

conditions, and takes concrete steps to bring down costs, including combating costly and life-threatening medical errors and requiring insurance companies to spend 80-85 percent of each premium dollar you pay on medical care. Ohioans will be guaranteed that their hard earnedpremium dollars are being spent on medical care rather than on lavish sales trips and exorbitant executive salaries, or they’ll get a rebate from their insurer. Just this month, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that repealing the health care law would increase the federal budget deficit by $230 billion over the next decade. We cannot afford to let this happen. We cannot afford to turn back the clock on American families. I believe in an America in which people who work for a living should be able to take their kids to a doctor if they are sick. I believe in an America where a family can have access to a family doctor. That’s why I’m not willing to turn back the clock on health reform. We need to keep our focus on what matters: Ohio families struggling to maintain a good quality of life. Reliable, comprehensive, and affordable health insurance matters to Ohioans and that’s why I will continue to fight for the health insurance improvements built into health reform.

Today at a signing ceremony attended by Gov. John Kasich, Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally signed his first agency permit, ending a 20month bureaucratic backlog for an energy facility in Mingo Junction, Jefferson County. Nally was sworn in as director on Monday. “Ohio companies cannot afford to wait 20 months for a single permit from a government agency,” said Kasich. “It is unacceptable that permitting processes such as this have been dragged out for nearly two years. We must reform our systems, particularly within the EPA, to ensure companies will push toward innovation without hesitation or uncertainty. The sooner our businesses and entrepreneurs are able to focus on succeeding rather than on paperwork and bureaucracy, the better off we’ll all be.” Dir. Nally cited improved, hands-on communications as a reason for the successful processing. Said Nally, “For 20 months, the Mingo



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GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH Junction Energy Center has been navigating the permit process within the EPA in an attempt to utilize the plant’s resources in the most energy efficient way. After just a few days in office, our team resolved this nearly two-year long saga by simply using direct, clear communication between the agency and the company’s leaders.” Mingo Junction Energy Center (MJEC) located in eastern Ohio is a blast furnace gas fueled cogeneration facility that supplies steam and electricity to WheelingPittsburgh Steel Corporation's facilities. By allowing the company to capture and recycle waste gas that would otherwise be flared off, the permit will provide for an overall reduction in emissions.

What Do You Think? Are you planning on watching the Super Bowl game? What's your prediction...Packers or Steelers?

I have to go with the Steelers, they have traditionally good defense, too good for the Packers to beat. Jim Gilbert, Lake Waynoka

I got to go with the Packers. Pittsburg has already been there more that other teams, I want to see the Packers win. Dave Griffith, Arnheim

The Packers, because at least there's an Ohio State boy on their team. I'd like to see a different team win this year. Darrell Clark, Georgetown

The Steelers are going to win, they're a strong team and they've been together as a team longer. Kenny Lucas, Russellville

No way, I'm not watching the Super Bowl, I don't like the Steelers. William Combs, Mt. Orab

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According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Crash Statistics website, Brown County had four traffic deaths on its roads during the 2010 calendar year. This is a decrease from the number of traffic deaths which we had here in the county during the previous year (we had seven traffic deaths in 2009)—that’s the good news. But the bad news? On the county level, some of the 2010 Brown County traffic deaths most

SUSAN BASTA likely could have been prevented by buckling up or by not driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. And on a statewide basis, Ohio saw an increase in the number of fatal crashes in the state when compared to

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the number of 2010 crashes— definitely not the trend we want to see. The Brown County Safe Communities Coalition reminds you tha t there are several types of costs related to traffic deaths—heartache and suffering for those loved ones who are left behind, economic burdens on families, and financial costs to society. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each traffic crash-related death has a comprehensive cost of $3,366,388 associated with it. So when you get down to dollars and cents, the traffic death- related financial cost experienced in Brown County in 2010 was $13,465,552. What can each of us do to cut down on traffic crash deaths? First, we all need to buckle up for every ride no matter how short of a ride we take, encourage our family and friends to do the same, and remember that using our seat belt is the #1 defense against death and serious injury in most traffic crashes. Parents, remember that on e of the leading factors for getting your kids and teens into the habit of always buckling up is you being a good role model and always buckling up your-

self! Second, don’t drink or do drugs and then drive! Don’t drive when you’re drowsy. Don’t use your cell phone or text while driving. Finally, follow the speed limits and stop at stop signs and red lights. Let’s all keep working together to bring down the number of traffic deaths AND injuries in Brown County in 2011. Please help to keep our roads safe for your family and friends! The “Safe Communities” Program was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and/or expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio. The Brown County Safe Communities Coalition is a group of dedicated individuals and agencies dedicated to reducing traffic crash-related deaths and serious injuries. It is funded by USDOT/NHTSA and Ohio Department of Public Safety/Ohio Traffic Safety Office and administered locally by HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati Area Health Education Center Program. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 E. State St. in Georgetown, OH.

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By Martha Jacob The Brown County Press During the Jan. 22 board meeting of the Ripley Village Council, members agreed to spend approximately $1,360 to repair the front end of one of the vehicles for the police department. Councilman Daniel Dragoo questioned why a $30,000 car with only 50,000 miles on it needed so much front end repair. “Those vehicles spend most of their time just idling,” Dragoo said. “It sounds like maybe its the way the car has been mistreated that’s the real problem. These are not offroad vehicles.” In other business, village administrator Charles Ashmore discussed the quality of water in Ripley and what warrants water being deemed hard water. “Ripley has three wells,

adjacent to the River,” Ashmore told the board, “Some people are complaining that our water is too hard, when in fact the mineral level is right where it should be.” Ashmore went on to explain that he had recently read a report that hard water could actually be healthy for ones heart, although he did not know if it that had been proven. “Hard water simply means it’s full of minerals,” he added, “But we know that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) mandates that the chemical chlorine be added to a water system. “The level of chlorine added to Ripley’s water is right where it needs to be. But water quality is a matter of taste to some people.” Council also approved payment of $10,316 for bills submitted by the Ripley Fire Chief for the month of

November 2010 for which he had no receipts for. “We’ve already closed out the books for 2010,” explained Fiscal Officer Lesley Myers. “It’s not really a problem, the funds will just come out of 2011’s budget. The fire department had a carry-over so it’s okay.” Council agreed to pay all bills incurred from 2010. Mayor Tom Leonard and all council members had a lengthy discussion on the unpaid fines that are building up from Ripley Mayors Court. The village is owed approximately $250,000 in unpaid courts costs. “It’s a bad situation,” Leonard said. “These same people come into mayors court knowing they owe money and they know they can’t pay it. “I just find it irritating when they’ve got their cigarettes, their can of pop and a hundred

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Officers installed-ask to serve in 2011 On Dec. 10, 2010 New Harmony Lodge #435 Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Orab installed the following officers to serve the Lodge for 2011, front row, Robert C. Downs, Jr., Senior Warden; Duane Smith, Worshipful Master; Farrell Amiott, Junior Warden; Jesse Smith, Tyler; James Bingamon, Junior Deacon; center row, Frank Clifton, Treasurer; Bill Wilson, Chaplain; Gary Frye, Secretary; Gary Bodley, trustee; back row, (partly hidden) John Green, Senior Deacon; Don Garnett, Lodge Education Officer; Barry Amiott, Senior Steward; Dave Miller, Junior Steward.

First round OVRDC County Caucus scheduled The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) is holding its annual county caucus reorganiza-

Genealogy course offered Southern Hills Adult Education is offering a course in Genealogy. This 12 hour course begins Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, and will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. for six weeks. Discover your family history! Learn how to research your family tree and explore your roots. This course will teach you to study and trace your family lineage and history. You can discover and preserve your own family’s unique story. The Genealogy class will be held at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For cost or to register call Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 3786131 Ext. 357. Class space is limited; register soon to ensure your place in the class.

tion meeting for Brown County on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners office of the Administration Building. Major items on the agenda of this meeting, which is open to the public, include: review and revise caucus membership, selection of executive committee members, and selection of a project review committee member. Other subjects covered in the meet-

ing include discussion of Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development Administration project development, project eligibility, and program changes. In addition, OVRDC will be soliciting input from key stakeholders in the county in the update of its regional Strategic Plan at this meeting. For more information call John Hennings at OVRDC at 1-(800)-223-7491.

dollar cell phone on them, but can’t even make an effort to pay on their bill.” Councilman Dragoo suggested lowering the costs of the bonds and maybe at least some of the money could be collected even if they had to be set up on a payment plan. “I believe Georgetown may be trying this idea,” Dragoo said, “I would be interested to find out if it’s been successful.” Mayor Leonard said it cost the village money every day that someone is locked up, so not only do they have that cost, but the prisoner doesn’t pay their fines. “I think it would be better to get some of the money as opposed to none at all,” Leonard added. Village Solicitor Jay Cuttrell said he would look into the legal possibility of lowering the bonds. Later in the meeting Councilman Dragoo suggested that in light of the recent events with the former utilities clerk, Kathy Lang stealing nearly $1 million from the village, perhaps council should consider accepting only money orders or checks for payment of their utility bills. Cuttrell said he would check into the possibility but he did not believe it was legal, not to accept cash for payment. “It just seems like it would eliminate having any cash in the department, which would be less likely stolen,” Dragoo added. Mayor Leonard assured council that a new checks and balances was now in place and things in the department were running well. Council entered into executive session to discuss personnel issues, no decisions were made following executive session.


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In commemoration of the dramatic sacrifice of four armed forces chaplains during World War II, The American Legion will observe Religious Emphasis Week, Feb. 3-9 and Four Chaplains’ Sunday, Feb. 6, Chaplain Bill Graybill of Post 180, Georgetown announced. Legion officials and clergymen are planning special programs for the observance of the 67th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester and the heroism demonstrated by four

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Chatfield College to undergo re-accreditation visit Chatfield College in St. Martin and Cincinnati, Ohio will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 7-9, 2011 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Chatfield College has been accredited by the Commission since 1972. Its accreditation is for the Associate degree, and includes a third year of study towards the Bachelor’s degree. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Other agencies provide accreditation for specific programs. Accreditation is voluntary. The Commission accredits approximately 1100 institutions of higher education in a 19-state region. The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For the past two years, Chatfield College has been engaged in a process of selfstudy, addressing the Commission’s requirements and criteria for accreditation. The evaluation team will visit

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ucts. She is a familiar face around our store, and we are glad she benefitted from our drawing.” Tennison’s spree choices included a pressure washer, wheelbarrow and several products to remodel her bathroom. Sounds like more projects are in line for Michal! Kibler Lumber is a local family- owned lumber yard and home center located at 665 E Main Street in Mt. Orab. The company also has stores in Wilmington and Hillsboro, and in Maysville, Ky. The next shopping spree will be launched in March with the drawings held the end of May.

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Michal Tennison, Mt. Orab, was the lucky winner of a $1,000 shopping spree at the Kibler Lumber store located in Mt Orab. Kibler offers shopping sprees two times annually at each of their store locations. Customers need only to register at the store, by mail or by e-mail to be eligible to win. Tennison’s name was pulled from more than 3000 entries at the Mt. Orab location. “We were thrilled that Michal’s name was drawn, “ said assistant store manager David Stike. “She has attended many of our “Girls’ Night Out” sessions and has completed several home and garden projects using our prod-

the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the college. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take final action. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college to: Public Comment on Chatfield College, The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602 Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Written, signed comments must be received by Feb. 7, 2011. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered. Comments should include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments will not be treated as confidential.

Priest, and two Protestant Ministers, calmly issued lifebelts to American servicemen aboard the troop transport after it was torpedoed on Feb. 3, 1943. When the supply of life preservers was exhausted, the four chaplains removed their own life belts and gave them to four soldiers and then stood calmly on the sinking ship, their arms around one another’s shoulders, and their heads bowed in prayer. Inspired by the heroic deed of these four Chaplains, The American Legion each year marks the anniversary of their supreme sacrifice through special services and programs throughout the nation. Everyone is invited to this years observance to be held at the Nazarene Church of Georgetown, on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Four Chaplains service is set American Legion Post 367 and their Auxiliary, Ripley, Oh., together with Maysville Ky. VFW and their Auxiliary will have a Four Chaplains Service at the Church of the Nazarene 230 N. 2nd Street. Ripley, on Sunday, Feb. 6 2011 at 10:30 a.m. A special thanks to the Pastor and the congregation for hosting this event.


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Washington Township of Brown County is currently seeking someone to fill the position of Zoning Inspector. Any interested person must submit a letter of interest and a resume with qualifications to: Washington Township Trustees, 127 Pleasant Street, Sardinia, Ohio 45171 All letters and resumes must be received no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, February 7, 2011. The Washington Township Board of Trustees will open and review resumes at the regular February 8, 2011 meeting. Any person sending a resume may want to be present at that meeting for interview, should the Trustees choose to do so. Washington Township Trustees reserve the right to accept or reject any and all resumes. Washington Township Board of Trustees Matt Latham John Corboy Janie Wills



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James Edward ‘Bo, Bishop, 63 James Edward ‘Bo’ Bishop, 63, Hamersville, Oh., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the Hospice o f Cincinnati East in Anderson Township. He was a welder. Bo was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Cincinnati, Oh., the son of the late Elizabeth Bishop. Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Mae (Taulbee) Bishop whom he married July 14, 1969, three children, Tony Bishop and wife April, Angie Hensley and husband Ray and Elizabeth Bishop all of Hamersville, six grandchildren – DJ and Gillian Bishop, Paige, Erica and Ashley Hensley and Landon Lee Farmer, two brothers, Doug Hester, Goshen, and Ronnie Bishop, Cincinnati, two sisters, Deanna Robbins, Loveland, and Mary Gerheart, Milford, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Jan. 24, 2011 where Rev. Rick Cooper officiated. Interment was in the Rosehill Cemetery in Feesburg. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Family, P.O. Box 115, Hamersville, Ohio 45130. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Ruth C. Cahall, 98 Ruth C. Cahall, 98 and long time resident of Higginsport, Oh., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Brown C o u n t y General Hospital in Georgetown, Oh. She graduated from Higginsport High School and was a star basketball player during her years in school and retired from the U.S. Shoe Factory in Ripley, after thirty-eight years of service. Ruth loved spending time with her family. They brought joy to her heart and a smile to her face. She was born Oct. 5, 1912 in Clermont County, the daughter of the late Roy and Alma (Inskeep) Cann. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Cahall in 1984 and two sisters, Thelma Owens and Hazel Schatzman. Mrs. Cahall is survived by one daughter, Billie Kaye Thackston, Maysville, Ky., four granddaughters, Tammy Thackston, Higginsport, Debbie Scott and husband Eddie, Ripley, Betsy Sharp and husband Mitch, Georgetown, and Kristi Lightner and husband John, Aberdeen, four great grandchildren, Michelle and Geoffrey Sharp, Taylor Scott and Karli Lightner; two stepgreat granddaughters, Darby Fishel and Abby Scott and one niece, Betty Campbell of Sardinia. Services will be held Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at the convenience of the family where Rev. Clark Castle officiated. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in the Shinkles Ridge Cemetery near Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt.Orab, Ohio 45154. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.


Joe Johnson, 58 Joe Johnson, 58, Aberdeen, Oh., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the Meadowview Regional Hospital in Maysville, Ky. He was born in Brown County on Jan. 29, 1952. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of nineteen years – Jane (Dunn) Johnson, they were married on March 29, 1991 and three grandchildren – Sara, Arron and Kimberly Johnson. There will be no funeral service. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Jessie L. (nee Kirkpatrick) Donham, 87 Jessie L. (nee Kirkpatrick) Donham, 87, Bethel, died on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. She was the loving mother of Kay (James) Griffin and Sue (the late Robert) Hauck, grandmother of Shelley Dulaney, Amy Roberts, Robin Anderson, Terri Hutchinson and David Hauck, also survived by 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, sister of the late Ray Kirkpatrick. Services were Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Bethel Church of Christ. Memorials may be given to Bethel Church of Christ, 125 E. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 or Hospice of Cincinnati. The E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Larry Mark Greer, 53 Larry Mark Greer, 53, Sterling Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. He was born Dec. 27, 1957 to the late Ben and Lois ( n e e Spears) Greer. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister Wanda Jean Greer and two brothers, Ricky and T.J. Greer. He was the loving husband of Faye (nee Loudermilk) Greer, father of Darrin Staley, Kimberly (Mark) Naegele and Lisa Staley, brother of Dale (Barb), Ray (Linda), Tony (Gina) Greer, Pauline (Dallas) Roy, Lucille Hegar, and Daisy Campbell, grandfather of Rachelle, Tiffany, Shanda, Heather, Josh, Richard, Nicholas, Katlyn, Kortney and Kendra, and 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. time of service at the Moore Family Funeral Home 225 Spring Street Batavia. Interment was in Batavia Union Cemetery. The Moore Family Funeral Home, Batavia, served the family.

Vera Hancock, 97 Vera Hancock, 97, Chilo, Oh., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Vera was born July 31, 1913. She was the loving wife of the late Donald Hancock, mother of D o n n a (Melvin) Woods and Gloria (Ralph “Sonny”) Hartman, Granny of 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren, and sister of Dorothy Owings, Florida. Services were Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Interment was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Robert Ervin Jarvis, 77, Bentonville, Oh., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 in Seaman. Mr. Jarvis was a farmer and an avid deer hunter. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Robert was born March 5, 1933 in Sprigg Township, Adams County, to the late John Henry and Lucy Evaline (Hamilton) Jarvis. He is survived by his wife, Itha Jane Groves Jarvis, Bentonville, 3 daughters, Lucille Evaline Farrow, Bentonville, Patricia Ann Reeves, Manchester, Mary Jane Wescott, West Union, 1 son, James Frankln Jarvis, West Union, 1 brother, Harold Jarvis, West Union, 2 half brothers, Donald Hoadley, Burlington Ks., Frank Hoadley, Sioux Falls, SD., 1 sister, Lorena Moore, Hustonville, Ky., 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 where Johnny W. Jones officiated. Burial was in Kirker Cemetery, Liberty Township. The Adams County Honor Guard performed a military service. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

William Melvin Gunter, 74, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. He was the loving father of Kathy Hall-Nagelhout, Karen Gunter and the late W. John Gunter, proud grandfather of 6 grandchildren, dear brother of 11 brothers and sisters and is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He was also the cherished son of the late William and Opal (nee Garrett) Gunter. Services are Monday, Jan. 31, at 12 p.m., where friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home is located at 1668 St. Rt. 28, Goshen, Oh. Interment will be at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Brown County Public Library Foundation, P.O. Box 527, Mt. Orab, OH 45154 The Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen, is serving the family.

Robin Reneé (Henderson) Wright, 46 Robin Reneé (Henderson) Wright, 46, Dayton, Oh., formerly of Mt. Orab passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at her residence. She was born Oct. 25, 1964 to the late Randall Henderson and beloved mother, Jetta Mullins and paternal grandparents, Harry Eugene and Ilma Kathleen Henderson. She is survived by stepfather, Roy J. Mullins, sisters Charlene Graham, Darlene Graves, stepbrother Matt (Anna) Mullins, and stepsister Ronda (Darryl) Ackley and maternal grandparents, Luster and Ella Mounce. She leaves behind her children, Heather (Jay) Henderson, Randall (Missy) Martin, and Stephen (Sandra) Simpson, and her partner in life Barbara, all of Dayton, Oh. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Jevon, Cody, and Dallas, and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Memorial services were held on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at 5 p.m. in Dayton, at Newcomer Funeral Home at 3940 Kettering Blvd. in Kettering, Ohio 45439.

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I Couldn’t Stay Long You planted me, Lord, in the womb of my mother and let me know love unlike that of another. I couldn’t stay long, but I’ll never forget the way Mom and Dad took care of me yet. Please trust in the Lord, and soon you will see, to some that’s a lifetime that will never be. God must have loved us an awful lot, to let our souls touch, though our arms could not. I have to go now, but please know I’m okay. Remember I love you, and I’ll see you one day.

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Being prepared for emergencies Some believe that one of the benefits of living in southern Ohio is that we have the opportunity to experience four seasons each year and everyone seems to have their favorite. Along with the changing seasons comes the changing of the weather that requires us to “be prepared” for what comes. Each season brings its “signature” weather…in winter it is the ice and snow; the summer brings extreme heat; while spring and autumn shower us with rains and flooding. Being prepared doesn’t mean just having the snow shovel ready or the fan for hot weather. We regularly experience weather events that call for us to evacuate our home or to take “shelter in place” (in other words, “staying put”). Manmade emergencies such as power outages and chemical spills may also require us to take some type of action in order to be safe. Many organizations, such as the American Red Cross, offer excellent suggestions to be ready. One way to be proactive is to have important phone numbers and contact information close to your phone or on your refrigerator such as your utility company, medical equipment vendors, and at least two people you can call who have agreed to help you in an emergency. In the simplest terms, we can divide emergencies into two categories: first are those where we can stay or must stay in our own home; the second are those where we must leave our home. One of the best ways to “be prepared” for either action is to have a bag or kit at home to take with you when you go to a shelter in the commu-

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SAMSON II Last week in Judges 14 I left Samson at his wedding with thirty young Philistine men. He was just about to make them a deal. Let’s go to verses 12-14: “And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments: But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall you give me thirty sheets and thirty change of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it. And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth the meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.” Well Samson got the woman he wanted and now it seemed as if he was going to win this deal. But now wait; do you remember who Satan went after in the garden of Eden? It was not Adam; it was Eve. The Bible tells us that Satan goes around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He first attacks those who are spiritually weakest just like a lion will attack the weakest animal on the outskirts of a herd. He will pull it down and devour it. These young Philistines did not go after Samson, they went after the young woman. When they seen that their time was running out to get the answer to the riddle, they went to her and said: “...Entice thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father’s house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?” Now remember that this was Samson’s honeymoon. Verse 16: “And Samson’s wife wept before him, and said, Thou dost but hate me, and lovest me not: thou hast put forth a riddle unto the children of my people, and hast not told it me...” She cried and cried until on the 7th day of the feast he broke down and told her the answer. She in turn told the answer to the young Philistine men. They went to Samson and answered the riddle. He immediately knew that his wife had told them the answer. Do not forget that the LORD was using Samson against the Philistines and that Samson was extremely carnal. In order to pay the young men the thirty sheets and thirty garments he went

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH down to Ashkelon. With the help of the LORD he slew thirty Philistines then returned and gave their garments to the young men in Timnath. In anger he left his wife behind and went back home to his father’s house. Samson’s problem with carnality was not a new problem. In fact Paul describes man’s problem with carnality in Romans 7 beginning in verse 15: “For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Paul ends up in verse 24 with: “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” It was a custom of those days to punish a person for an injustice by binding them face to face with a corpse. This is the analogy that Paul is using here. In other words he was saying: who is going to cut me loose from this stinking body that I am tied to. We have carnal bodies which we are tied very closely to. That is where our carnal nature comes from. But if you are saved you also have a spiritual nature. And that was Samson’s problem although as I said before he was an extremist. Like the rest of us that are saved he had the two natures that only exist in the saved person. The unsaved person only has the carnal nature; he does not have a spiritual nature. The Bible tells us that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. But the new creature still has the problem of having to live with the old creature!

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Deedie Snider celebrates 90th birthday! Deedie Snider will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 8, 2011. Let's shower her with cards: her address is 3788 Carpenter Road, Mt. Orab OH 45154. Her daughter, Barbara Dyer of Oldsmar FL; grandson, Brent Dyer of McDonough GA; great-grandsons, Owen and Hayes Dyer of McDonough GA (showing four generations) visited recently. Deedie was born in Petersburg Ky., then came to Mt. Orab in 1944. She retired from Brown County Hospital as lab technician after 25 years or service and was married to the late Walter Snider for 54 years. Mrs. Snider is the mother of two daughters Connie and Barbara, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The Brown County Press would like to wish a big happy

Western Brown FFA holds annual open house Each year Western Brown FFA holds its annual open house. This year the open house was on December 20, 2010. At the open house some of the 1st and 2nd year members received their Greenhand or chapter degree. There were 45 Greenhand degree recipients and 28 chapter degree recipients. At the event District 3 president Kirk Gasser spoke to the members and guests. The event was a very successful night.

Vinson named to Dean’s List

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Family welcomes new arrival Robert and Jeanne Brinkman are the proud grandparents of Marion Justine Clayman. She is the daughter of Rebecca (Brinkman) and Gary Clayman and sister to 20 month old brother, Braden. Born at Kettering Hospital in Dayton on Dec. 15, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. She weighed 10 lb., 4 oz., and was 21 in long. She is also welcomed by Uncle Chad and Aunt Mary along with her cousins Ella and Aleah. Paternal grandparents Chuck and Pam Burlingham of Conneaut, Oh., also rejoice in her arrival along with their family. The Brown County Press congratulates the families on the birth of Marion.

Jordan Vinson has been named to the dean’s list for the 2010 fall semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The dean’s list includes all students who carried a minimum of 12 credit hours and have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester. Vinson, a junior majoring in social work, achieved a 3.74 grade point average. This is her fifth semester attaining dean’s list. A 2008 graduate of Western Brown High School, she is the granddaughter of Delores Duncanson, Georgetown.

Michael M. Ogden receives promotion Senior Master Sgt. Michael M. Ogden has been selected for promotion to the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Chief Master Sergeant is the highest attainable rank of the Air Force enlisted force structure and pinnacle of the noncommissioned officer grades. Ogden is currently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, serving as the area of responsibility Fire Emergency Services program manager with the Air Forces Central Command. He is regularly assigned to the 47th Flying Wing at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas, where he serves as deputy fire chief and superintendent

of the 47th Civil Engineer Squadron. The senior master sergeant has served in the military for 22 years. He is the son of Larry G. Ogden, Williamsburg, and Judith C. Kroner, Batavia. His wife, Bonnie, is the daughter of Joseph R. and Francois Forcier, Riverview, Fla. Ogden graduated in 1986 from Western Brown Senior High School, Mount Orab. He received an associate of applied science degree in 2000 from the Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and a bachelor's degree in 2003 from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Wilmington College announces fall 2010 Dean’s List


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Several area residents have been named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List honor, a student must be enrolled fulltime and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Area residents named to the Dean’s List from the main campus are: Adams County - West Union – Samantha A. McAdams, senior. Winchester – Ashley N. Clark, freshman. Seaman – Jessica D. Porter, freshman Brown County Fayetteville – Kristin M. Finkbeiner, sophomore; Charles W. Kettler, senior

(4.0); Daniel L. Ogden, senior. Georgetown – Stacy C. Cahall, senior. Hamersville – Morgan E. Orr, freshman. Mount Orab – Justin W. Houser, senior; Sarah E. Luti, senior; Angelica F. Zugg, senior. Russellville – Stevie A. McCarty-Spires, senior. Williamsburg – Erika L. Tollefson, senior. Area residents named to the Dean’s List via the collaboration between Wilmington College and Cincinnati State Community College are: Georgetown - Joseph Kristopher Laugel, junior. Ripley – J. Kristie Scott, senior.


Dakota J. Blair

Blair makes Dean’s List The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to announce that Dakota J. Blair of Mt. Orab, Ohio has made the Dean's List for the November 2010 Session in the College of Technologies with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Dakota is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown High School and the son of Kim Blair, Mt. Orab and Ben Blair, Williamsburg.

Leigh Cundiff graduates from GSU Commencement for Georgia Southern University took place inside historic Hanner Fieldhouse on December 10, 2010. Due to the record number of graduates, Fall Commencement was divided into three separate ceremonies: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Leigh Cundiff from Bethel graduated at Georgia Southern's Fall Commencement.

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Students who completed the Basic Peace Officers Training Program at Southern State Community College include: (front) Byron G. Gustin of Washington C.H.; (center, l-r) Robert W. Souder of Georgetown, Dustin A. Long of Jeffersonville, William V. Childers Jr. of Sabina, Robin T. Morris of Lynchburg; (back, l-r) Mike Warnecke of Washington C.H., Ashley M. Hester of Leesburg, Brendan L. Culberson of Clarksville, Johnny R. Lake of Leesburg and Jevin D. Smith of Hillsboro.

SSCC Basic Peace Officers complete training The cadets of Southern State Community College’s Basic Peace Officers Training Program were recognized at a special ceremony held Dec. 15, 2010, at the college’s Fayette Campus in Washington Court House. Thirteen cadets were recognized for completing the sixmonth program which covers the fundamentals of entry-level peace officer training and includes courses in laws, administrative functions, firearms, human relations, criminal investigations, traffic accident investigations, traffic enforcement, patrols, civil disorders and prisoner bookings. Guest speaker for the ceremony was Capt. Edwin F. Schmid III of the Fayetteville Police Department, who advised the new cadets about the rigors of the job. Schmid encouraged the cadets to by further their education in peace keeping. In concert with the Basic Peace Officers Training Program, Southern State also offers an associate’s degree in law enforcement, as well as a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice through a partnership with Ohio UniversityChillicothe. Following Schmid’s address to the students, Robin Roche, commander of the Greenfield Peace Officers Academy, announced award winners. Perfect attendance awards were presented to Brendan L. Culberson, Byron G. Gustin, Robin T. Morris, Jevin D. Smith and John M. Warnecke. The Fighting Spirit Award, in memory of Sgt. Tim Fryer and in recognition of outstanding psychological survival fortitude, was presented to Dustin A. Long. The Top Gun Award, in memory of Deputy Harry Smithson and in recognition of outstanding handgun performance, was presented to Jevin D. Smith. In recognition of outstanding performance by obtaining the highest final score and in recognition of demonstrating outstanding leadership and teamwork, Brendan L. Culberson was presented with both the Academic Award and the Leadership Award. Presenters at the Dec. 15 event included: Kevin Boys, Ed.D., President of Southern State Community College, who delivered the opening remarks; graduating cadet John M. Warnecke, who provided student remarks; Nicholas L. Thompson, Chief of Police for

the city of Hillsboro, who conducted the mock swearing-in ceremony for the police academy; and Ryan McCall, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs at Southern State Community College, who delivered the closing remarks. Students who completed the training program include William V. Childers Jr. of Sabina, Brendan L. Culberson of Clarksville, Byron G. Gustin of Washington C.H., Ashley M. Hester of Leesburg, Johnny R. Lake of Leesburg, Dustin A. Long of Jeffersonville, Robin T. Morris of Lynchburg, Jevin D. Smith of Hillsboro, Robert W. Souder of Georgetown and John M. Warnecke of Washington C.H. Most coursework for the training program takes place at Southern State’s Fayette Campus in Washington C.H. Instructors are recruited from various Ohio county agencies, sheriff and police departments, as well as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Local judges and attorneys also share their experiences and professional knowledge with the stu-

dents. For more information about the Basic Peace Officers Training Program, please call Angel Souther at 1-800-6287722, ext. 5610, for registration information.

Hamersville Livestock set first meeting BY Kasey Canter Hamersville Livestock 4H news reporter Hamersville Livestock will have their first meeting on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. This will be the sign up and to get your information for the new year meeting. It will begin at 4 p.m. All meetings are held the second and fourth Sunday of the month unless otherwise scheduled and are at the old Hamersville Firehouse. If you have any questions you may contact Mary Lindsey, Pam Canter, Robin Wallace, or Stephanie Dyer and they will be happy to assist you. Hope to see you there!



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Dallas Tincher is handcuffed following his conviction in December.

Tincher and Hensley CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 She said she was confident that justice would prevail in the case. Hensley’s plea hearing followed the scheduled sentencing of Tincher. The hearing began late after all parties met with Nurre in chambers, and opened Wallace telling Nurre that “it is no longer the desire of Mr. Hensley to enter a plea as of this date. He then informed the judge that he and Ring wished to withdraw as Hensley’s attorneys. Nurre then told those gathered in the courtroom that he had to withdraw from the case himself. “I am in a position of not being qualified for death penalty cases”, Nurre said. “Out of an abundance of

caution, I feel it’s best not to make any judgements or sign any entries. What I’m going to do is recuse myself and take myself off the case.” Nurre said when he took the case, it was the general understanding that Hensley was prepared to enter a plea and would not be facing the death penalty. The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court must now appoint a new judge for the Hensley case. Should the death penalty continue to apply, new deathpenalty certified lawyers from outside Brown County would have to be found for Hensley. The only other such lawyer remaining in the county besides Wallace and Ring is Wallace’s partner David Kelly.

motive to lie. They further contend that Hoop never supplied the gun used to kill her husband to Lindsey. Instead, they say, Lindsey was given the gun by somebody else. That somebody else is named in a sealed deposition given to Judge Alan Corbin during a hearing on Jan. 25. The deposition comes from Lawrence Handorff, an investigator hired by Lindsey’s defense team who claims to have been told by someone he talked to that they sold the murder weapon to Lindsey. McNamara also told Judge Corbin during the hearing that trial witness Kathy Kerr, who claims to have seen Hoop give Lindsey the murder weapon, was known by investigators to be the “girlfriend” of Carl Lindsey. McNamara also said that witness Kenny Swinford, who claims to have heard Hoop discussing the murder, was also a suspect in the killing. He said neither of these facts were known to the defense at the time of Hoops’ trial. The new evidence raises “a strong possibility of a different result if a new trial is granted”, Montgomery told Corbin. “Had it been disclosed to the defense at trial there never would have been a conviction in the first place”, he concluded. Hoop’s defense team discovered the information used in the hearing from files given to them by the Brown County Prosecutors Office as Hoop pursues a federal appeal of her case. Many relatives of Whitey Hoop attended the hearing. His sister, Sandy Combess, said that Joy Hoop should pay for what she’s been convicted of. “To me, the jury convicted

her 14 years ago. I believe she was a big part of it and she should stay in jail.” She said the hearing was a painful experience. “I felt sick having to relive it again.” Whitey Hoops now 24 year old daughter, Desiree Boldman, had to testify at the trial when she was 10. “I don’t think she realizes what she’s taken from us and how he’s truly missed”. Boldman said through tears. She also said the hearing was difficult emotionally but,

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) today reminded producers that the final date to request a 2010 crop Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) or Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) for wool, mohair, and/or unshorn pelts from lambs slaughtered in 2010 is Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Eligible producers must have beneficial interest in the pelts, owned the lamb for at least 30 calendar days before the date of slaughter and sell the unshorn lamb for immediate slaughter. Producers must

“I’ll be fine as long as she stays in jail.” Paul Scarsella of the Ohio Attorney Generals Office represented the state in the hearing. Corbin gave him until Feb. 1 to file a response to the issues raised by Montgomery during the hearing and Montgomery has until Feb. 4 to respond to Scarsella. Corbin will rule on the motion for a new trial after receiving both responses and examining the evidence and exhibits provided.

Unemployment rate jumps slightly CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 of Workforce Connections in Brown and Adams Counties, says the uptick in the numbers is disappointing, but not surprising. “We expected a slight rise in the unemployment rate for December due to seasonal and other weather dependent jobs having to lay off workers”, she said. Plymail said that things are looking up for the area despite the December numbers. “We’ve had 35 job openings registered with us in the past four or five weeks”, Plymail said. “We are really looking forward to Spring when we expect hiring to pick up with the warmer weather.” The jobless rate in Clermont County rose just .1 percent in December to 9.3 percent. The news was somewhat better in two of Ohio’s hardest hit counties. Clinton County saw its jobless rate drop .4 percent to 15.0 percent as 100 more people found employment there. Clinton County still has the highest unemployment rate in

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Patch work isn’t just for quilts Employees of the Village of Mt. Orab were out last Thursday, January 27, 2011 doing the seasonal patching of the roads until the weather breaks. Above are, left to right, Josh Stacy, Chad Cheatman, Kevin Cloud and Bill Stacy working on Sunset Drive.

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Hoop seeks new trial 13 years later CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


On Jan. 8, the Mt. Orab Public Library continued the CARE AND SHARE Program with Hope demonstrating the art of quilting. She showed us how to cut, lay-out and stitch blocks to make the Ohio Star pattern. She will be giving further instructions on the art of quilting Feb. 12, and March 12, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library. If you are interested in attending, please bring a notebook and pen and prewashed 100 percent cotton fabric to be cut into quilting squares. The Mt. Orab Library is located at 613 South High Street, Mt. Orab. If you have any questions, please call the library at (937) 444-1414 and ask for Barbara. Please note: We will be shifting our focus come warm weather to gardening. If you have a skill that you would like to share with others and are able to donate an hour or so of your time, please volunteer. Your involvement is very much appreciated and necessary for the continuation of the program.

the state. The rate in Highland County dropped.2 percent to an even 14.0 percent. That drop, coupled with a spike of .8 percent in Pike county, caused Highland County to drop to third place on the list of the highest unemployment rates in Ohio and be replaced with Pike at number two. Noble County had the fourth highest rate at 13.8 percent. Adams, Morgan and Meigs County are tied for the fifth highest rate at 13.7 percent. In the Cincinnati Metro region, the jobless rate dropped to 8.7 percent in December from 9.0 percent in October. The state unemployment rate remained the same at 9.3 percent from November to December. Plymail said that some of the numbers can be somewhat discouraging, but she expects things to improve in 2011. “If we just inch forward and make progress slowly, then we’re making progress. That’s better than moving backwards”, she said.

Notice of Public Meeting and Information Repository Brown County is applying for $263,129.95 of Clean Ohio Funds to pay for the environmental assessment of the former automotive salvage facility property located at 6210 Rankin Road in Ripley, Ohio. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 12:00pm at the Brown County Commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 101, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the application and provide comments about the grant application. The public meeting minutes will be incorporated into the application. The application will be available for public review at the Union Township Public Library, Ripley Branch located at 27 Main Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167. Application Information is also available online at For more information, contact Sonja Cooper at 937-378-1970.

also comply with wetland conservation and highly

Quarter auction at St. Mary, Bethel set St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be holding a Quarter Auction on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Altar Society and will benefit the building fund of the church. The St. Mary’s Youth Group will be offering refreshments for sale to benefit a youth trip to NCYC next year. Donations of new, unused items are being accepted until Jan. 25, 2011. The church is located at 3398 state Route 125, Bethel. Please call Rita O’Toole at (513) 604-1977 for more information.

erodible land conservation provisions on all lands they operate or have interest in. To qualify for payment, pelts must have been produced by an eligible producer

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“He jumped right in the truck and seemed anxious to get home. He was in great condition. I can’t image everything he’s gone through this past year.” Ross said he has the father to Jack and is very happy that his family is back together. On the same day as the Ross family saw the picture of Jack in the paper, another county resident, Ginger Barrett found her dog was also at the shelter. “My sister actually saw the picture of ‘Sadie’ in the paper and brought it over for

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me to see,” Barrett said. “and sure enough, it was Sadie. It seemed surreal.” Barrett said she owned Sadie for almost three years, but was forced to find a home for her because of her size and strength. “We lived in a mobile home and I had small children,” Barrett said. “There just wasn’t enough room for everyone and Sadie kept knocking my little girl over. I decided I would get on the internet and look for a new home for her. I got a call from a gentleman in Mt. Orab who said he would love to have her. That was this past summer, so you can

only imagine how shocked I was to see that she was at the animal shelter.” Barrett said her sister met her as the shelter and Sadie recognized her right away. But when Ginger and her husband arrived, Sadie was beside herself with joy. “She jumped right up on my husband, then saw me,” she added. “She just wagged her tail and wiggled all over herself. I was just as happy to see her.” Barrett said she has no intentions of ever letting Sadie go again and her children have agreed to help take care of her. “I’ve really learned my lesson,” Barrett added. “If you want a really nice home for a pet, make sure you know something about them before handing over your animal. I don’t think advertising online is the way to do it, and I’ll never make that mistake again.” Barrett also said before people get a cute little that puppy, remember, puppy is going to grow up, and might just grow too big for it’s surroundings. The Brown County Animal Shelter is open Mon. through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and may be reached at (937) 378-3457.

Mt. Orab Garden Club to meet Tuesday BY Carolyn Estep Region 4 Co-Director

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Ginger Barrett re-bonds with her dog ‘Sadie’ after picking her up from the animal shelter.

The Mt. Orab Garden Club has rescheduled the January meeting to Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, weather permitting. Several items are on the agenda to be brought up so all members are asked to attend. Guests are also invited. The meeting will be held at the Mt. Orab Library from 6:30 8 p.m. For more information please call (937) 444-3407.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 While still in the Navy, Thomas met and married his wife Nancy, who sadly passed away a couple years ago after 55 years of marriage. The couple had four children, two girls and two boys, Pamela, Vick, Keith and Mia, all Georgetown High School graduates. “After I got out of the navy I knew I wanted to be a farmer as well as use my welding skills,” Thomas said. “So I bought about 112 acres on Shaw Road from my aunt and started a dairy farm. “I had about 35 cows and that kept me busy, but I kept tinkering around with welding out of a small shop on my farm. I could fix a lot of things on my farming and milking equipment. Pretty soon other farmers in the area started bringing their equipment to me to fix. “I felt good about my shop, I was helping my neighbors and doing something I enjoyed.” So for the next five years, Thomas operated his shop from his farm, calling it ‘Free-Soil Welding Shop, because it was located on Free-Soil Road. “I knew the time was right, so I decided to move my shop to a better location,” Thomas added. “I opened ‘Thomas Welding and Fabrication,’ on South Main Street in Georgetown.” In the early 60’s, Thomas designed and patented a special machine that levels the ground for farmers. Thomas owns the patent on the Thomas Land Leveler which have been sold across the country. “Today, farmers do a lot more no-till farming and don’t need to level the ground as much,” he explained. “But in the 60’s the land needed a lot of leveling and my product sold real well. My son Keith is still building them.” Thomas also built overhead cranes used to move fertilizers and salt from place to



Fifty years of service to the community earns Thomas ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Thomas Welding and Repair and Mini Storage is now being operated by Fred Thomas’ son Keith, located at 933 S. Main Street in Georgetown. place which became very two years. We both became ordained ministers.” popular with local farmers. Thomas said it was truly a At this time Thomas had purchased two more neigh- high point in his life. He has boring farms and rented land, preached for the past 20 years and was farming about 1,000 in and around Brown County. “I preached at Cherry acres. Realizing he needed more Grove for a time, but I enjoy room to operate his welding traveling to different churches business, Thomas moved his and preaching at funerals and operation to a new location on some times weddings,” he said. East Street in 1968. Thomas is a current mem“I closed the shop on Main Street and began also selling ber of the Georgetown seed and fertilizer,” he said. Church of Christ, as well as a “So then my business became Past Master in the Masonic ‘Thomas Welding and Lodge in Higginsport. He is Fertilizer.’ It was a good feel- now a member of the Masonic ing to serve all the other farm- Lodge in Georgetown. “It was really something to ing families in the community, and I had to stay diversi- get that call from Tim McKeown that I was going to fied.” this Lifetime Thomas, operated the shop receive Award,” until 1990 when he felt it was Achievement time to answer another call in Thomas said. “I was honored. his life. The call to become a but certainly never expected minister. His son Keith took it. I have always had a strong over the family business at love for God, my family and that time and moved it back to my country.” Currently Thomas still its original location on South operates a small welding shop Main, where it is today. “I always knew I wanted to at his residence on Free Soil preach, and my wife Nancy Road in Georgetown. His also felt the need to preach,” business is called ‘Fred Thomas said with a smile, Thomas Fab Shop. He “So, Nancy and I made the designs and makes special move to Tulsa, OK to attend electric cart carriers for the handicapped. Rhema Bible College. “I’ve had a great life,” “We rented a little place out there, moved some of our fur- added Thomas, “I have very niture and went to school for few regrets.”

BCGH to enter into agreement CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 will be designed to capture additional healthcare dollars for Brown County. Tuft has specifically mentioned orthopedics and cardiology as two of the planned enhanced services. As currently contemplated by the sale agreement, the sale of the hospital to Southwest Healthcare should be finalized by April 15, 2011. On Wednesday evening the commissioners met with the BCGH board, a representative from Southwest Healthcare and Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little to go over the letter-ofintent and made a couple of revisions to it. The signed letter now allows the hospital to sell all assets and enter into a purchase agreement with Southwest if both parties agree. Little has retained the services of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, a law firm out of Columbus who have a great deal of practice experience in this area that will provide the assistance needed to structure a transaction with Southwest. During the BCGH meeting Wednesday evening, the board heard a report from Rhiana Warren with human resources at the hospital. Warren briefly discussed past layoffs and terminations at the hospital in 2010. At least 71 employee jobs were terminated. She also talked about employee medical, dental and life insurance plans and how they would be changing in the months to come. She told the board that there were no raises given in 2010, and some employees had voiced their concerns for the future of their jobs and the financial instability of the hospital. The board also discussed the upcoming Hospital Gala set for Feb. 19 and it was stated one member that the event was in dire need of sponsorship which range

from $300, $500 and $1,000. More than 200 people attended the event last year

raising more money than any other year. The board is hopeful for a good turnout.

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Girls Basketball 1/31 Fayetteville @ Williamsburg 1/31 Eastern vs. North Adams 2/1 Ripley @ Fairfield 2/3 Western vs. Goshen 2/3 Georgetown vs. Blanchester 2/3 Ripley @ Lynchburg 2/3 Fayetteville @ Manchester 2/3 Eastern @ Peebles 2/5 Ripley vs. Fleming County

Boys Basketball 2/1 Fayetteville @ Batavia 2/1 Eastern vs. West Union 2/4 Western @ Bethel 2/4 Georgetown vs. Batavia 2/4 Eastern @ Ripley 2/4 Fayetteville @ Peebles 2/5 Western vs. CNE 2/5 Georgetown @ Williamsburg 2/5 Ripley vs. Fleming County Wrestling 2/5 Western @ Edgewood



The Press Box

Last second score lifts G-Men over Barons on homecoming By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press


The Georgetown G-Men captured a 53-51 homecoming win over the Amelia Barons when Ben Cropper made a layup at the buzzer last Saturday. "They put a lot of pressure on our guards," said Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood. "I am just glad

for the kids that we were able to pull it our on homecoming." Bruce Williams gave the GMen an early lead when he sank two free throws in the game's first minute. Amelia came back to score six unanswered points, taking a 6-2 lead midway through the first frame. Georgetown responded with a 6-0 run of its own. Williams added two more charity tosses

and Alex Otto came off the bench to stick back two offensive rebounds, giving the GMen an 8-6 edge with 2:26 left in the first. Tanner Owens nailed a 3pointer and Zac Hultz made a layup as the Barons scored the last five points of the period and took an 11-8 lead after one complete. After Nathan Lewis got the G-Men within one with a put

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Kirsten Grant and Tyler Marks were named 2010-2011 Homecoming Queen and King at Georgetown High School.

back, Amelia reeled off eightstraight points, taking a 19-10 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the second stanza. Otto took over the next three minutes, scoring seven points, six of them in the paint. Tommy Stenger knocked down a three for Georgetown, knotting the score at 22-22 going into the break. "Alex came off the bench and had a great game," said Underwood. "He had been starting for us, but he felt he was more comfortable coming off the bench." Otto started the second half where he left off in the first, scoring twice in the post within the first three minutes. Lewis added two free throws and Williams made a jumper. With 5:34 remaining in the third, Georgetown held a 3026 edge. Amelia responded with a 70 run, including a three-point play by Kevin Morse, pushing the Barons to a 33-30 advantage. The final three minutes of the period were Cropper's. The senior forward scored 10 points in the span, putting the G-Men in front, 42-35, heading into the fourth quarter. Trevor Simon started the fourth frame with two 3-point-

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Georgetown’s Alex Otto came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points during the G-Men’s victory over Amelia last Saturday.

ers, pulling the Barons to within one, at 42-41. The teams traded baskets for the next two minutes before Tyler Fletcher stuck

back an offensive board, giving the G-Men a 48-44 lead with 3:24 remaining in the game. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14




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Western Broncos host eighth annual Hammer and Anvil

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Above, Western’s Tory Bauer won the 130-pound title in the Hammer and Anvil by finishing undefeated on the day. Bauer pinned Clinton-Massie’s Alex Nedved in the final match. Below, Western’s Jake Latham nearly pins the No. 1 seed in the 140pound pool, Diego Camp (Rochester). Latham won the match by a 17-15 decision in overtime. Latham went on to finish seventh on the day.

Last Saturday, the Western Broncos played host to the eighth annual Hammer and Anvil wrestling tournament. The event began on Friday with a junior high tournament and continued on Saturday with the varsity and junior varsity matches. Varsity wrestlers were split into four four-man pools with winners paired for semifinals. Second place finishers in each pool were paired for consolation semifinals. Garth Yenter, of Campbell County, won the 103-pound class. Kole Trigg, of Washington Court House, won the 112-pound class. Sean Fausz, of Campbell County, won the 119-pound class. Kaelan Richards, of Rochester, won the 125-pound class. Tory Bauer, of Western, won the 130-pound class. Mason Hunnick, of Hillsboro, won the 135-pound class. Tyler Chambers, of Piqua, won the 140-pound class. Western's Jake Latham took seventh. Dominick Magoteaux, of Piqua, won the 145-pound class. Kyle Bryant, of Piqua, won the 152-pound class. Western's Justin Dillinger took third. Wyatt Running, of ClintonMassie, won the 160-pound class. Paul Gryniuk, of Washington Court House, won the 171-pound class. Chaz Gresham, of Goshen, won the 189-pound class. Brian Day, of Valley View, won the 215-pound class. Riley Shaw, of Washington Court House, won the 285-pound class. Rochester won the overall standings with 279 points. Washington Court House placed second, with 227.5 points. The Broncos came in 15th, scoring 86 points on the day.



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Above, Western’s Justin Dillinger pinned Franklin’s Ryan Hall in the 152pound class. Dillinger finished third on the day by winning a decision over Anthony Foreman (New Lexington) in the consolation finals. Below, Western’s Blake Silvis tries to take down Franklin’s Mason Moore in his second-round match in the 112-pound weight class.

Eastern Lady Warriors sit atop SHL after win over Lynchburg By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Eastern Lady Warriors ran their Southern Hills League record to 8-1, giving them sole possession of first place in the big division, with a 55-46 win over the Lynchburg Lady Mustangs on Monday. "We stood a lot at times early," said Eastern coach John Burrows. "We got going in the second quarter with our press. We sped up the game and caused some turnovers." The first period was all Lynchburg. Lillian Blankenship and Brooke Hertlein opened the scoring with 3-pointers for the Lady Mustangs.

Amber Yockey and Christina Burns answered with jumpers for the Lady Warriors, cutting Lynchburg's lead to 6-4 with 5:20 left in the first frame. But the Lady Mustangs ended the quarter on a 10-1 run, taking a 16-5 lead after eight minutes of play. Eastern came out in the second stanza and turned up the pressure. After a 3-pointer by Shayla Black and a score in the post from Burns, the Lady Warriors cut the deficit to 1612 with just over five minutes remaining in the half. Burns picked up another score in the paint before Lynchburg's Laney Lewis countered with a three-point play, giving the Lady

Mustangs a 20-14 edge. Leeza Rickey and Black made back-to-back threes for Eastern, knotting the count at 20-20 with 2:38 left in the second quarter. Lillian Blankenship and Emily Tatman traded buckets before the half ended with the two SHL rivals deadlocked at 22-22. Lewis quickly put the Lady Mustangs in front by sinking a free throw just 20 seconds in to the third period. Burns answered with a stick back basket for Eastern, giving the Lady Warriors a 24-23 advantage. Meredith Fittro drained a 3pointer for Lynchburg, giving the Lady Mustangs the lead back, at 26-24. Burns responded with a layup and added another score in the lane before Lewis hit a jumper, tying the score at 2828 midway through the third. Allison Prine broke the tie with a three for Eastern, but things quickly changed when Lewis scored in the post and Hannah Blankenship netted a three for Lynchburg. Tatman stuck back and offensive board with 1:15 remaining in the period, tying the score at 33-33. Lynchburg reclaimed the lead when Lewis got a goal in the paint with one minute remaining, but saw it slip away when Black swished a 3pointer just before the buzzer, giving the Lady Warriors a 3635 edge heading into the final frame. "Shayla hit some clutch

threes," said Burrows. "She is becoming more offensiveminded, which we need her to do." Hertlein gave the Lady Mustangs the lead back when she scored in the post early in the fourth. After Lewis made 1-of-2 at the line, Yockey tied the count with a basket in the post. Hertlein responded with another score inside, but Prine canned a 3-pointer 20 seconds later, giving Eastern a 41-40 lead. Prine added a layup at the five minute mark, putting the Lady Warriors in front, 43-40. Black pushed the lead to six with another long ball with 3:24 remaining in the game. After Lewis and Prine traded baskets, Black made two charity tosses, giving Eastern an eight-point spread with just over one minute left on the clock. Black added four more free throws in the final minute, preserving the 55-46 victory for the Lady Warriors. "Shayla knew to go to the ball at the end and she made some big free throws down the stretch," said Burrows. "Christina played well in limited minutes. Prine had some turnovers, but she made plays when we needed them. Amber did a nice job on the boards. Tressie Lewis came in and gave us some extra rebounding. She's a fighter." Black led Eastern with 18 tallies. Prine added 13. Burns chipped in 12 and Yockey finished with five. Prine grabbed


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Eastern’s Allison Prine fights her way to the basket during the Lady Warriors’ win over Lynchburg.

seven rebounds and Yockey pulled down six. Lewis paced Lynchburg with a game-high 23 points. Lillian Blankenship added eight and Hertlein chipped in seven. "Lynchburg was very strong in the post," added Burrows. "They have improved over the season." The win lifted Eastern to

12-3 overall, 8-1 in the SHL. In the junior varsity game, Eastern won 34-22. Emily Turner led all scorers with 10 tallies. Andrea Tracy and Maria Johnson added eight points each for the Lady Warriors. Emma Setty paced Lynchburg with nine points. Ashley Tenas added eight.



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Eastern’s Shayla Black made some clutch free throws and some timely threes during the Lady Warriors’ win over Lynchburg on Monday.

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By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Lady Rockets clinched at least a share of the their fourthstraight Southern Hills League title by defeating the Peebles Lady Indians on Monday, 7859. “Balanced scoring and our team’s depth were the difference,” said Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets. “We didn’t shoot it well from the field, but we got 79 looks at the basket. We also got to the line 31 times.” After a close four or five minutes of the first frame, Fayetteville started to pull away. The Lady Rockets took a 20-13 after one quarter. Emily Stahl and Makayla Rosselot each dropped six

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points in the opening period. Six Lady Rockets scored in the second stanza as Fayetteville maintained a seven-point lead most of the way. At the break, the Lady Rockets held a 35-28 edge. The third quarter saw Fayetteville increase its lead to 10 points. Shelby Sheets got going offensively after a slow start, netting six points in the period. Rosselot added five and Jill Ryan chipped in three as the Lady Rockets took a 4939 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The pace quickened in the final frame as both teams lit up the scoreboard. The Lady Rockets finished 8-of-11 from the line in the quarter, securing the 78-59 victory. “We attacked the press well in the fourth,” added Sheets.

“Defensively, we came up with 13 steals in the second half. We also passed well, accumulating 20 assists on the night. The team was able to create shots for each other.” Rosselot led all scorers with 21 points. Sheets added 17. Stahl and Desiree Dutro chipped in 11 points each. Shaylin McDaniels paced Peebles with 14. Alex Carson added 13. Baylee Wallace chipped in 12 and Haley Stratton netted 10. The win lifted Fayetteville to 13-1 overall, 9-0 in the SHL with four league games left. Sheets’ 17 points moved her to 1,603 for her career. She sits just 21 points behind Linda (Fittro) Hatten, who is sixth on the SHL all-time scoring list.


Rockets falter at Whiteoak Lady Rockets clinch share of fourth-straight SHL title

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Fayetteville’s Trevor Clark goes up for two of his 12 points in traffic during the Rockets’ loss to Whiteoak on Tuesday.

By Ritchie Butler The Brown County Press The Fayetteville Rockets traveled to Whiteoak on Tuesday and dropped a Southern Hills League contest to the Wildcats by a final of 65-60. “We got out-rebounded and gave them too many free throws,” said Rockets coach Darryl Iles. “We threw the ball away and did not execute very well.” Mike Carraher made a shot in the post and Joe Michael drained a three in the first minute of the game, giving Whiteoak a 5-0 advantage. Chad Evans, Tanner Williams and Trevor Clark made layups for the Rockets, giving Fayetteville a 6-5 edge with just over three minutes remaining in the opening period. The Wildcats made good on three free throws before D.J. Iles gave the Rockets the lead back with a long three. Clark added a jumper for Fayetteville as the Rockets took an 11-10 lead after eight minutes. Michael scored in the paint, but Iles answered with a 3pointer, putting the Rockets on top, 14-12 early in the second quarter. Mike Carraher made a layup and a runner, giving Whiteoak a short-lived 16-14 edge. Iles scored on a drive, tying the count at 16-16 with just over five minutes left in the half. After the teams traded free throws, Iles canned another three, putting Fayetteville on top, 20-19 with 2:45 remaining in the second stanza. After Clark made a three with 1:01 showing on the clock, the Wildcats made five charity tosses in the final minute, taking a 28-23 lead

into intermission. Whiteoak opened the third period with a 6-2 run on baskets by Michael and Doc Seip. Zach Durham cut the lead to seven with a layup, but the Wildcats answered with fourstraight points. Clark canned another 3pointer with 2:48 remaining in the quarter before Whiteoak scored the final four points of the frame, taking a 42-30 lead after three complete. Fayetteville opened the fourth on a 6-0 run, cutting the margin to 42-36 when clark made 2-of-2 at the line. Mike Carraher and Michael scored in the lane and Seip added a three-point play, giving the Wildcats a 49-38 lead with 4:49 left in the game. The Rockets battled back, trimming the deficit to seven on a three by Miah Call. Gage Carraher scored off a cut and Seip stuffed the ball through the hoop, putting Whiteoak on top 53-42. After Nick Durham made a shot in the lane, Michael scored five unanswered points, three from the line, giving Whiteoak a 58-44 advantage with 2 1/2 minutes left to play. The Rockets got no closer, eventually falling by a score of 65-50. Michael led all scorers with 28 points. Gage Carraher added 11 and Seip chipped in 10. Mike Carraher finished with eight points for the Wildcats. The Rockets were paced by Iles’ 13 tallies. clark added 12 and Zach Durham netted eight. Evans chipped in seven on the night. The loss dropped the Rockets to 2-10 overall. Fayetteville has one win in the league. “We have to keep working and try to get ready for the tournament,” said Iles. “We

must execute better.” In reserve action, Fayetteville defeated Whiteoak, 51-37. Derrick Peters led the Rockets with 11. Corey Lykins and Austin Fowler added nine points each. Williams chipped in eight. Zach Docter led Whiteoak with a game-high 18 tallies. Steven Meyers added 10 and Justin Butler chipped in seven.

Photo compliments of Steve Alcorn

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Fayetteville’s D.J. Iles had 13 points during the Rockets’ loss to Whiteoak.

Moler Raceway Park’s 4th Annual Banquet of Champions was held at the VFW post in Batavia, Ohio. This year's banquet was again a huge success with another packed house. For highlights of the banquet go to alcorn to see an awesome video of the night's activities. Mike Goins, Kevin, Kim and Bethany Moler presented the trophies and special awards. The track champions this year were, Sunesis Construction Late ModelsBarry Doss; Mt. Orab Ford UMP Modifieds-Devin Gilpin (2nd in Nation); U.S. Race Gear Street Stocks-Jeremie Bretz; Holman Motors Chevettes-Jeff Watson. In addition, Rookies of the Year were Joey Yazell, Wade Reeves, Mason Combs and Dustin Puckett. Hard Chargers were Larry Pickelheimer, Jr., Jeff Arnold, Miles Tarvin and Paul Baker. Mike Meyers received Sportsman of the Year.

S&A Designs provided championship jackets and tee shirts to everyone, along with door prizes. Valvoline provided a case of oil to each champion, along with coupons and door prizes. Coca-Cola helped with the refreshments. Davidson Catering provided the great food. RocknRon's DJ Service provided the music. Steve Alcorn, of SRA Racing Photos and Gene's Sports Photos, did the photography. And a great time was had by all. Appreciation awards were given to all Class Sponsors and General Sponsors including L&M Performance, L. Wood & Son, S&A Designs, Coca-Cola, C-103FM, Rock Auto, Gray's Used Auto Parts, Valvoline, American Metal Supply,, Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club, just to name a few. At this year's 41st Annual DARF Banquet among honoring 18 tracks including Tony Stewarts Eldora Speedway DARF also gave 14 special

awards with MRP's own Devin Gilpin winning Driver of the Year; Holman Motors, Sponsor of the Year; MRP's Safety Crew, Safety Crew of the Year (only given out three times in 41 years) and Doug Adkins John "Shorty" Miller Award. Moler Raceway Park's special award is the Victor "Ike" Moler Pioneer of Racing Award, which this year was presented to two awesome pioneers of racing who once raced together as a team, Calvin Kenneda and John Mugavin. Everyone at MRP would like to thank everyone who has helped us through these first four years. This coming year will be our fifth anniversary and we are really looking forward to it. Congratulations to everyone and we'll see you March 18, weather permitting. For more information, visit

Last second score lifts G-Men Western indoor track results over Barons on homecoming

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Georgetown’s Bruce Williams puts up a shot during the G-Men’s win over Amelia.

utes left. Hultz scored on a drive and then added a free throw, putting the Barons on top, 51-50, with just over a minute remaining. Cody Drake made 1-of-2 at the line with one minute showing on the clock, tying the count at 51-51. Both teams squandered chances to take the lead in the final minute, setting the stage for Cropper's heroics. With under 10 seconds left on the clock, Amelia had possession and was playing for the last shot. The G-Men buckled down on defense, creating a turnover. A long outlet pass found Cropper all alone. His layup barely beat the buzzer, giving the G-Men an exciting twopoint win. "Ben woke up in that second half," said Underwood. "We got 17 and 15 out of our big guys and we controlled the boards. We've had the lead in most fourth quarters, but haven't been able to put it away. Tonight, we did." Otto led the way with a game-high 17 points. Cropper added 15, all in the second half. Williams chipped in seven and Lewis finished with six. Simon paced the Barons with 16 tallies. Hultz added 11 and Owens chipped in 10. The win lifted Georgetown to 5-7 overall. The G-Men stand at 3-2 in Southern Buckeye Conference play. In junior varsity action, Georgetown defeated Amelia, 49-36. Quin Sandlin led the G-Men with a gamehigh 12 points. Austin Carrington added 10 and Janson Florence chipped in nine. Cory Bagley paced Amelia with six. Ricky Moves and Dale Luginbuhl added five points each.

the 800-meter run with a time of 3:04. The 4 X 800-meter relay team, consisting of Gibbons, Siemer, Lindsey Duncanson and Moon, placed third in a time of 12:20. The Bronco Boys scored 38 points, placing fifth out of eight teams. Three junior boys placed in the top three for the Broncos. Mack Tudor was the top points earner for the Broncos by winning the shot put. Kentucky Milesplit called Tudor the top performer of the meet by setting a new indoor Mason County record with a 50-foot toss. Tudor had throws in excess of his record, but they where fouled due to

hitting the ceiling. Dakota Pack scored points by throwing his best shot put to a distance of 44-feet and 8-inches, placing him second. Brady Patrick placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:28. Head Coach Jeff Jones and the Broncos head north to Ohio State University for their next indoor track meet.

Bronco junior high wrestling roundup The Western Junior High wrestling team placed seventh in the 10-team field of the Hammer and Anvil tournament. The team was lead by Luke White, who went undefeated for the event. Tyler Adkins suffered just one loss to go 4-1. Overall, the team went 2-3 in duals. The Western Junior High

wrestling team went 1-1 in a tri-match against New Richmond and Lakota Plains. The Broncos defeated the Lions, 54-18, and lost to the Patriots, 78-18. The team’s current dual record now stands at 8-7 on the year. Tyler Adkins went 3-0 with three pins, Malachai Marlow went 2-1, Corey Meyer went 1-1

with one pin, Pedro Diaz finished 3-0 with three pins, Tommy Rump finished1-1, Bryon Whitaker was 1-1, Noah Keith went 2-0 with two pins, Tyler Helbling was 1-0 and won by pin and Luke White finished 2-1 with one pin.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 The Barons fought back, tying the score at 48-48 when Tanner Owens made a bank shot and Hultz added two free throws. Otto gave Georgetown the lead when he went 2-of-2 at the line with just over two min-

The Western Brown Bronco Indoor Track Team opened the season at Mason County Indoor Athletic Complex on Saturday, Jan. 5. The Lady Broncos scored 62 points, placing second out of seven teams. The Lady Broncos’ top points earner was junior Emily Siemer, who led the way by winning the 800-meter run in a time of 2:55. Senior Shelby Gibbons did well in the 1,600-meter run with a second-place finish, recording a time of 6:10. Alli Hile, a junior, sprinted to third in the 55-meter dash in 8.1 seconds. Junior Mikele Moon ran her herself to third place in

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13th Annual Sportsman’s Night Out is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church 8080 St. Rt. 124 in Hillsboro. The event is free to the public. for more information call (937) 393-2911 of visit SATH 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the old Hillsboro High School Cafeteria. Bring change and vote for favorites, 25 cents per vote. Proceeds will support SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped.P For details call Jill Kelch at (937) 840-0216.

MONDAY 1/31 Entrepreneurship Workshop sponsored by the Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Southern State Community College will be held on Monday, Jan. 31 at south campus. The cost is only $29. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 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. Mt. Orab Softball sign ups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Food Court on Feb. 1 and Feb.10 and on Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library. The Sterling Township Trustees will hold it regular scheduled meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31 in Williamsburg.

SUNDAY 1/30 The Mennonite Chorus will sing on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Sardinia Bible Baptist Church. The church is located at 13039 Purdy Road, Sardinia. For details call (513) 317-2963. Fourth Annual ‘Buy Local Foods Seminar’ will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30. The event is sponsored by the Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. For more information call Julie Kline (937) 392-1543. Everyone is welcome and the event is free. Quarter Auction will be held at St. Mary, Bethel on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by St. Mary’s Alter

Dog Tag deadline is January 31 for the purchase of kennel and dog tag licenses. Costs will double after this date. Mocktails Contest, sponsored by the Brown County Safe Communities (BCSC) and Southern Hills Career and Technical Center (SHCTC) will take place on Monday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the multipurpose room at SHCTC. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. The Brown County Chamber of Commerce Drucker Award cere-

COURT NEWS Property Sales Forrest and Janet Little to David L. and Pamela S. Flory, 1.4 acres in Byrd Twp. and 148.10 acres in Jefferson Twp. Filed 1/18/2011, $450,000. James K. Wilson to James K. Wilson Properties, LLC, 1 acre in Clark Twp., 4 acres in Green Twp., Lot 102 Whole in Higginsport, Lewis Twp., .09 acres in Pike Twp., 1 acre (Lot 8) Janlee Allen Sup in Pike Twp., .17 acres in Sardinia, Washington Twp. and .33 acres in Sardinia. James K. Wilson and Tracy Foster to Foster Wilson, LLC, Lot 25, .24 acres in Meadowview Sub., Washington Twp. filed 1/20/2011 Thomas D. and Dorothy P. Schuster to Thomas E. Schuster Trustee, 147.23 acres in Eagle Twp., filed 1/18/2011 HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., Alberta Bailey and Debbie Isaac to Jeffrey Clark and Rebecca Watson, .73 acres in Eagle Twp., filed 1/19/2011, $43,500 Stephen J. Werkowitz and Waynoka Property Owners Association to Darryl W. and Therica L. Slusher In lot 3462 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 1/18/2011, $500. Paul and Daisy Nevels to Wells Fargo Bank, NA Lot 268 and Lot 269 in Lake Waynoka Sub, Franklin Twp., filed 1/18/2011, $41,334. Shaun P. and Sarah M. Jones to Federal National Mortgage Association, 1.14 acres in Franklin Twp., filed !19/2011, $107,600. Tracy Foster and Jim Wilson to Foster Wilson LLC, 3.50 acres in Green Twp., and .23 acres in Meadowview Sub in Washington Twp. filed 1/20/2011 Tracy Foster to Foster Wilson LLC .15 acres in Sardinia, filed 1/20/2011 Louis and Clara Bramel to Annette Mineer, 15.13 acres in Huntington Twp., filed 1/17/2011 Todd R. and Jennifer M. Allison to Tracy William Tipton, 37.38 acres in Huntington Twp., filed 1/18/2011, $70,000 Jeffrey and Karen Powers to US Bank Association Trustee, 5.01 acres in Jackson Twp., filed 1/20/2011, $105,000 Ann B. and Ernest H. Thatcher Jr. to Harry, Eric and Ernest III Thatcher, Lot 3936 Lake Waynoka Sub, Jackson Twp., filed 1/18/2011 Mattia and Niblock Denicola to Danny R and Sharon Y. Wisby, 75 acres in Lewis Twp., filed 1/20/2011, $225,000 Sharon and Danny Wisby to Danny R. and Sharon Wisby, 70.05 acres in Lewis Twp., filed 1/20/2011 Edward H and Virginia M. Seaman to John C. Seaman, 10.99 acres in Perry Twp., filed 1/14/2011 Louis E. Holden Sr. Trustee to Jay Dolo LLC, Lot 92 Whole Perry Twp. in Fayetteville, filed 1.19/2011, $50,000 Brett Lindsey to Linda L. Lindsey, .22 acres in Pike Twp., filed 1/19/2011. Harley T. and Linda Brown to Harley T. Brown Trustee, 91.36 acres in Scott Twp. Filed 1/19/2011 Catherine Carson to Deborah L. Carson, 4.05 acres in Sterling Twp. filed 1/14/2011, $85,000 Mary Catherine Metz to April and Gordon Kelch, 1.96 acres in Sterling Twp. filed 1/19/2011$9,700 Ernest Tarvin to Rita and Ernest Tarvin, 1 acre in Sterling Twp., filed 1/19/2011 Connie Lang to Loye Taylor, 2.50 acres in Washington Twp., filed 1/14/2011, $21,500 Night Bird Investments LLC to Julian Webb, .76 acres in Union Twp., filed 1/20,20, $1,000 Donald, Daniel, Darrell Anderson to Daniel R. and Darrell Anderson, lot 127 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 1/19/2011, $11,800 Anne G. Stevenson et al to Jeffrey and Caran Platt, Lot 8, .43 acres in Ripley, filed 1/19/2011 Federal National Mortgage Association to Gene Linville, Lot 24B nd Lot 24-C in ripley, Union Twp., filed 1/19/2011 $22,000 Susan U. Steffensen to Charles E. Coyle, 8.97 acres, 16.39 acres and 10.34 acres in Washington Twp., filed 1/10/2011, $194,000

Marriages Linda M. Colston, 38, Sardinia, home maker to Todd W. Haas, 34, Sardinia, operator



Thomas J. Fields, Sardinia, case #20111015, filed 1/20/2011, DOD 1/1/2010 William J. Lewis, Mt. Orab, case #20111010, filed 1/18/2011, DOD 1/5/2011 Philip D. McCord, Georgetown, case # 20111011, filed 1/19/2011 DOD 12/8/2010 James B. Rickey, Georgetown, case @20111012, filed 1/19/2011, DOD 11/6/2010 Lawrence J. Russell, Ripley, case #20111013, filed 1/20/2011, DOD 12/25/2010 Kandas Snider, Georgetown, case #20111014, filed 1/20/2011, DOD 10/30/2010 John D. Watson, Felicity, case #20111009, filed 1/18/2011, DOD 2/20/2010

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES John R. Berger Jr. vs. Bonnie F. Berger, filed 1/18/2011, action: stalking order BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. vs. Ivan D. McFann, filed 1/20/2011, action: foreclosures Motorists Mutual Ins. Company vs. Crystal A. Bradbury, filed 1/20/2011, action: other Torts, personal injury Capital One Bank USA, N.A. vs. Stephen R. Payne, filed 1/20/2011, action: other civil Chase Bank USA, N.A. vs. Pamela Strole, filed 1/20/2011, action: other civil U.S. Bank, N.A. vs. Aaron A. Mansfield, filed 1/20/2011, action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES John Berger Jr., Fayetteville vs. John Berger Sr., Fayetteville, filed 1/18/2011, action: domestic violence Dinah Carroll, Seaman vs. Gregory Carroll, Seaman, filed 1/18/2011, action: termination of marriage June C. Wiechman, Georgetown vs. Robert S. Wiechman, Georgetown, filed 1/19/2011, action: termination of marriage

mony will be held at the Georgetown Church of Christ at 8 a.m. on Jan. 31. The award is presented annually to a county business and is named in honor of Peter F. Drucker. For details call (937) 378-4784. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.31, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. The Brown County agricultural Society will hold a Senior Fair Board meeting on Tuesday. February 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 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, Jan. 31, at 8 a.m. in their chambers located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Introductory photography class will be offered at Southern Hills Career Center on Jan. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. Call (937) 378-6131 for details. TUESDAY 2/1 Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Sardinia Town Hall, 151 Maple Ave., Sardinia. The Brown County Senior Fair Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the fairgrounds. Sign Language course at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, in partnership with Western Brown Local Schools will be held for a 10 week period, Feb. 1, 2011 from 6 to 7 p.m. the course is sponsored by the Adult Education Department For details call (937) 378-6131. Mt. Orab Village Council will hold its regular scheduled meeting at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the village council room. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information on the meeting call (937)444-2281. Adams Brown Community Action Program will host bingo Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Further information is available by calling (937) 378-6041, Ext. 257. WEDNESDAY 2/2 Yoga Classes will be held for all levels on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Hospice Center, 215 Hughes Blvd. Classes are $8 per class. For more information call Jane Amiot at (937) 4443446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. The Jefferson Township Trustees will hold their regulary meeting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in Russellville. Rambler Weavers will meet 9:30noon Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Rambler Center (old RussellvilleJefferson High School) in Russellville. Membership in the Rambler Weavers group is open to any interested person. Further information is available by calling Geri Cahall at (937) 378-3426. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m.noon Wednesday, Feb. 2, 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, Feb. 2 at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY 2/3 Franklin Township Trustees will meet in regular session in Arnheim at 7 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 3. The public is invited to attend. Northern Brown Senior Center at St. Martin's Chapel Hall in St.

Martin will conduct an Arthritis Exercise Program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, for interested citizens 55 and older. Indoor walking is scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chair volleyball practice will be held, and lunch will be eaten at the Center.


A Wine Tasting Event will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Lakeside Vineyard and Winery located at 3324 ST. Rt. 756 near Felicity. The event is sponsored by the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association. For more information call (937) 446-2904.

Society and will benefit the building fund. The church is located at 3398 St. Rt. 125 in Bethel. For details call Rita O’Toole at (513) 604-1977.

Brown County Writers' Group will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Pike Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Rt. 774 on Thursday, Feb. 3. This meeting is open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.

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F’ville Brownies enjoy ‘Dancing though the ages Fayetteville Brownie Troop 44894 enjoys their kick off to Girl Scout Cookie Sales Rally. Their theme was Dancing through the Ages. The girls learned a lot about the upcoming cookie sale. Keep a lookout for scouts selling cookies at their cookie booths.

The Green Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Greenbush. All Green Township residents are invited to attend.

small adult teens. Donations can be dropped at Trester Used Auto Parts in Milford. Contact Rosa Miller for more information at (513) 8319141.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, for opening of an inhouse hospice unit will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27 beginning at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. For details call Debbie Simpson at (937) 378-2900.

SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) Sweet Heart Charity Ball set for Saturday, Feb. 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at Roberts Centre in Wilmington. The cost is only $100 per couple which includes appetizer, dinner, dancing, photo of each couple and door prizes. For details contact Linda Allen at (937) 3931904 ext. 131.

FRIDAY 2/4 Ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home for six consecutive Friday evenings at 7 p.m. in St. George’s meeting room Feb. 4. For more information call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 378-4583. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.noon Friday, Feb. 4. 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. UPCOMING EVENTS Freedom Fellowship Church in Hillsboro will be having monthly ‘Song Fests’ the 2nd Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. at the church, 7451 Pearidge Road. Admission is free. Featuring ‘Anointed Hearts,’ Bellfountaine, Feb. 12, “The Master Sounds,’ Springfield, March 12 and Jamie Tolley, Ripley on April 9. Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church will host “The Race of Faith” a one-day retreat for women of all denominations and faith walks on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 11693 St. Rt. 774 in Bethel. For details, (937) 379-1255. Joe Mullins and the Radio Rambler will be performing at Freedom Fellowship Church, 7451 Pearidge Road in Hillsboro at 6 p.m. March 20, 2011. Admission is free, Everyone is asked to bring a canned food for the food bank. Nominations for ‘Leadership in Educational Excellence” award must be received by Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. To nominate a deserving recipient send letters to Brown County Educational Service Center, LEE Awards, 325 W. State Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or emailed to Knothole Baseball (ages 5-15) and Fastpitch/slowpitch softball (Pre-K - 8th grade) will hold signups Feb. 12 through Feb. 19, sponsored by the Georgetown Youth Sports Organization. For more information (937) 378-6349. Care and Share continues at the Mt. Orab Public Library on Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy a demonstration of the art of quilting. For moe information call (937) 444-1414. Deadline for ad space in the Brown County Press Progress Edition paper is Monday Feb. 28, with a publication date of March 31, 2011. To contact a representative from the paper call 1-800-404-3157 or (513) 732-2511 to reserve space. Brown County Hospital Foundation Gala will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia. Tickets are $50 per person and available by calling Teri Baumann (937) 3787712. Harvest Pointe Christian Church will be traveling to Haiti with Lifeline Christian Mission taking clothing and shoes for children ages 8 to

ONGOING EVENTS 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. The Brown County Historical Society now has available a newly published book about one-room schools of the past century. To purchase a copy of the book call Joyce Wallace at (937) 378-4444. New Crafting Classes will begin the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District will continue to meet monthly at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday, all year. Meetings are held at the conservation district office in Georgetown. Call (937) 378-4424. Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Ky., will offer a Grief and Loss Support Group 1-2 p.m the first Monday of each month for individuals who have lost a loved one recently. Further information is available by calling 1-800-928-4848 or (606) 759-4050. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590. Statewide deer archery season began Sept. 25 and will continue through Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is contained in the 2010-2011 Ohio Hunting Regulations that is available where licenses are sold or may be viewed online at Ohio Veterans Bonus is available for an estimated 200,000 Ohio residents. Eligible veterans may receive $100 for each month of active duty service in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq during specified times. Further information about those times and other related matters is available by calling the Ohio Veterans Services Network at 1-877-644-6838 or going online at Funds totaling nearly $18,000 are currently unclaimed by Brown County residents, according to the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office in Georgetown. There is a list posted in the Brown County Treasurer's Office in the Brown County Administration Building at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, of those who are owed money by the county. 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. Farm Service Agency 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program sign-up will end on Friday, July 29. For more information on the program check out www.fsa.usda.gob/sure.


Ripley Community Food Pantry, housed in the downstairs of First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry St., Ripley, needs help in replenishing its supply of food to help needy people in the Ripley community. Anyone desiring to help or obtain further information may contact Nathan Poff at (937) 392-4869 or Cecil and Shirley Black at (937) 392-4897. Brown County Health Department, 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, is offering free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C screenings by appointment only. Anyone wishing to schedule an HIV or Hepatitis C screening appointment may call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at 1-866-867-6892. The free HIV and Hepatitis C screenings are offered by the South Central Ohio Education and Test Center in coordination with BCHD. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.




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The garden list gets longer, start your designs now


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ment. How many gardeners do you know that will simply say, “Hang the cost and I don’t care how long it takes”? Step 3 (Think about Maintenance) can make or break a garden. Macunovich asks us to take a look at our goals list. Which are high maintenance and which are low? Think about the gardener’s experience level and pin down the number of hours per week that can be spent on maintenance. Think about how quickly a neglected garden reverts back to a naturalized state! Most gardeners will admit that by September their vegetable gardens are great candidates for the mower. We all wish for a maintenance free garden, but who are we kidding? The caretaker of the garden simply needs to allocate how much time is available to spend in the garden. List the time you spend on new and established beds to determine your personal time standard. Now you have to consider the “neatness

issue”. Decide on a level of neatness before you estimate the amount of time that will be needed to keep the garden at that level. I have learned that I can have someone help me mulch my beds, but the “weeder” still needs to be me! Step 4 (Assess the Site) helps us determine what the site has to offer the viewer, and what plants may thrive there. The site assessment must include hours of sunlight, type of soil, availability of water, and other factors. Janet’s philosophy is “Right plant, right place”. But first she asks us to list the various spots from where the garden will be seen and then to decide on a main viewpoint. Macunovich lists six items that should be on your checklist when you look at potential sites for a garden: the overall view, hours of sunlight, type of soil, availability of water, competing plants, and exposure. As usual, the author also wants us to write it down so

that we don’t overlook something as we choose and place plants. I have decided to spend more time on Step 4 next week, since I am most guilty of not always considering all the six items on the author’s checklist for assessing a site for a new garden. Availability of water is a challenge for me. I hate pulling a water hose around the yard, and have finally talked my husband into a few more water hydrants around our property. Survival of the “fittest” is my mantra in the dry, hot times in August and September. Your homework for the week is to think about your favorite garden beds in your landscape, and why they are your favorites. Is it the continuous color? The stunning tree in the middle of the bed? The spectacular view from the road? The birds that feed on the seed heads of your ornamental grass? The answers might surprise you!


Just when I thought the list of resolutions for the coming garden season was complete, I received an e-mail newsletter from Park Seeds complete with the top ten New Year’s resolutions for the year 2011! Their list includes: (1) I will figure out the light exposure for my plants. (2) I will weed less. (3) I will grow more on my patio. (4) I will try new things. (5) I will protect myself from the sun while gardening. (6) I will grow the first tomato on the block. (7) I will improve my soil. (8) I will finally solve the deer problem in my garden. (9) I will conserve rainwater. (10) I will eat healthier and choose local food whenever possible. These are great ideas for positive changes for you and your garden. Let’s take a closer look at some of the resolutions. (1) Knowing how much light any given site receives is essential to growing a plant successfully. The direction of the exposure as well as how long the site is in full sun is really important! How many times have you chosen a spot for a plant or tree that really didn’t fulfill its needs? I know I’m guilty of the “I’ll just stick it here and see what happens” syndrome. (2) Weeding less is always at the top of my list! After I finish a bed in the spring, I always mulch and sprinkle some type of pre-emergent granules. If you wait until all the beds are cleared of weeds, you will just have to start all over! Some people like to mulch only in the fall, but the only mulching I do at the end of the season is leaves on my vegetable garden. (3) Making use of your patio is a great way to expand your herb and vegetable volume. Some gardeners have experienced success with strawberries on their patio utiliz-

ing hanging bags. I have a fantastic tomato plant stand that allows the plants to hang out the bottom of the planter box, and gives you ample space to grow herbs in the planter box. I just have to figure out a way to keep the critters from tearing up the plants! (4) Gardeners are always looking for something new to try. I hope to build a planter for some everbearing strawberry plants. Hopefully by using a planter, the weeding will be minimal…..we’ll see how that goes! (5) Protecting yourself from the sun is really important. My dad was a farmer and always wore a straw hat, but never thought about sunglasses or sunscreen. When I head outside I always take a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, a bottle of water and my cell phone. (6) Growing the first tomato of the season was always a huge deal from my grandpa. He had a friend in Illinois and they were always figuring out ways to be the “first” with the ripe tomato. One year my grandpa even resorted to wiring a tomato onto the vine before snapping a quick photograph. Grandpa didn’t reveal the truth about his trickery until months later. (7) We all know that improving our soil is essential in the growing season. Remember….don’t guess….soil test! Call your local OSU Extension office about soil testing. (8) Solving the deer problem in our gardens is a challenge. Last year I was forced to fence in part of my garden to protect it from a multitude of grazing critters. There are lots of deer deterrents on the market, everyone claims to be the best…..choose carefully. (9) Conserving rainwater is becoming quite fashionable in the gardening world. Rainwater barrels come in all shapes and sizes. I even found a collapsible version that you can fold flat to store at the end of the season. (10) Buying

Creature Feature Dental disease is a serious problem for many of our companion animals BY DR. DAN MEAKIN

Did you know that 80 percent of animals over 5 years of age have some form of dental disease? At All Creatures Animal hospital we utilize the latest techniques and modern equipment to provide the best dental care for your pet. Ten Steps to a Healthy Mouth 1. Physical examination. Every animal we see has an examination of the mouth performed as part of the general physical examination. We can see if there is obvious disease in the mouth. We will grade the severity of the dental disease we can see from 1-4, with one being minor dental problems and 4 being major dental problems. This gives us a rough idea of what we may need to do during a dental procedure. It is difficult to fully examine the mouth of an awake pet and we can only see the crowns of the teeth, not the roots. We will provide an estimate for the procedures we may need to do. We may find more problems during the dental procedure and in this case we will call you to discuss our findings and give you an exact cost for the procedure. 2. Preoperative bloodwork. Any animal that receives general anesthesia at All Creatures Animal Hospital gets blood tests to make sure the animal is in good health. 3. General anesthesia. Dentistry requires an animal to be under a general anesthetic. The patient is anesthetized and IV catheter and anesthetic monitors are placed. A licensed veterinary technician closely monitors the patient during the dental procedure. 4. Intraoral radiology. We can perform x-rays of the teeth for patients undergoing a dental procedure. The only way to accurately evaluate the whole tooth is to x-ray. The crown is the only portion of the tooth visible-the root of the tooth is embedded in a socket in the jaw bone. In many cases, the crown of the tooth may appear normal, but an x-ray of the tooth may reveal a problem with the root that requires treatment. 5. Scaling. Scaling is the process where the tartar is removed from the teeth. Tartar is produced by bacteria that live on the teeth. Tartar causes inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and this leads to recession of the gums, exposure of the tooth roots and eventually loss of the tooth. We remove the tartar with a combination of an ultrasonic scaler and hand scaling (just like the human dental hygienists). Removal of the tartar on the teeth is vital to improving the health of the mouth and it also removes the source of the patient’s halitosis (bad breath). 6. Periodontal probing. Once the teeth have been scaled, the veterinarian examines each tooth individually with a periodontal probe. We use the probe to look for pockets. Pockets are caused by the gum losing its attachment to the tooth.

Bacteria and tartar can accumulate in the pocket causing the wall of the tooth socket to erode and this leads to loosening of the tooth in the socket and eventually this leads to tooth loss. A small pocket may be cleaned and flushed, but a deep pocket usually requires that the affected tooth is removed. 7. Charting. The combination of radiology and periodontal probing allows us to accurately diagnose any problems with the teeth and formulate a treatment plan. We use a special chart to record our findings and treatments.The dental chart is used to accurately record findings and treatments. 8. Extractions. If we decide that a tooth cannot be saved, it will be extracted. The first step is to place a local anesthetic block to block the tooth. Even though the patient is under an anesthetic, removing a tooth can cause pain and the local block gives the patient immediate pain relief and the effect lasts for several hours to offer the patient post operative comfort. Once the block has taken effect, we elevate a flap of gum tissue to expose the jaw bone. A high speed drill is used to cut the tooth into sections to allow for easier removal. The tooth is removed using instruments called elevators. Once the tooth is removed, the socket is cleaned. A post extraction xray is taken to make sure that all of the roots have been removed. Once we have

confirmed that there are no tooth root remnants, we close over the socket using the gum flap. This prevents food material from becoming lodged in the empty socket. The flap is sutured with a fine absorbable suture. A local anesthetic block is being placed prior to removal of the tooth with the exposed roots. The tooth has been removed and a gingival flap is sutured over the socket. 9. Sealant. Once the scaling and treatment are completed, we may apply a sealant to the teeth (ORAVET). This sealant helps to prevent bacteria from adhering to the teeth, so it slows down the accumulation of bacteria and tartar on the teeth. It is applied under anesthesia initially and then a kit is sent home with the owner to apply once weekly. 10. Post operative care. We will give specific post operative instructions. This may include soft food and no toothbrushing for a few days. We will discuss treatment options designed to reduce the accumulation of tartar on the teeth. The treatment options may include a combination of toothbrushing, applying sealants, special dental diets (Hills t/d) and oral rinses. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.


Jody Miller RVT Dental Hygienist

Does your Pet have bad breath? To Promote a Healthier Living for your Pet All Creatures Animal Hospital is giving a free dental take home kit with all Dentals in the month of February. Our dentistry's start at $99 (including anesthesia) Please call for more information or visit with us for a free estimate – 797-PETS All Creatures Great Amelia,

797-7387(PETS) Open Seven Days a Week

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Your ad will appear on our websites (at no charge): • 200 - HELP WANTED BEST CHOICE Home Care: Brown/Clermont/Highland Co. is seeking qualified persons for Full-time and Part-time Home Health Aides. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age or older, must have a high school diploma, GED, or 2 years work experience working with the elderly; must have a valid Ohio Driver’s license and auto insurance. Prefer STNA or HHA but will provide training if needed. Must be willing to travel to assignment and process a genuine love working with the elderly. Employment depends upon a clean fingerprinting record. Wage and benefit package is based upon experience. Please call for an interview at: 1-877-656-8526 or 1-937-444-7053. 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. IT CONSULTANT part-time, contract. Web video experience a plus. Williamsburg Contact:

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ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE WANTED The Clermont Sun Publishing Company is seeking a full-time Advertising Sales Representative for its 4 weekly newspapers. The right candidate will be selling advertising in the Clermont County area. Salary & Commission The Clermont Sun Publishing Company is an employee owned company with great benefits! Please send resume to:

Advertising Sales P.O. Box 366 Batavia, Ohio 45103 or E-mail to:

Residential Concepts, Inc. 4073 Tollgate Road Batavia, OH 45103 OPENING FOR MOTIVATED FARMHAND/MAINTENANCE POSITION: Assume farm duties as required on a small scale farm. Role is to ensure that farm work, gardening, and maintenance issues are carried out on time and to company standards. Dependability is important. Must have a good driving record.

Call 513-724-0094 Pay is negotiable!

QMRP RESCARE has an immediate opening for a QMRP in the Williamsburg Residential Alternatives Homes. The responsibilities of this position include ensuring provision of active treatment services to consumers as well as coordinating all services to consumers, while providing oversight to two 8 bed ICF/MR Homes. Successful candidates should have: *Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service Field *Medicaid Knowledge/Programming *Human Service/Clinical Experience with population *Desire to make a difference in someone’s life On Line Application Required at: Select “Careers” then select “External Applicants” under “Residential Services East” select “Ohio” then select “Williamsburg Residential Alternatives” or Please send Resumes or Direct Questions to: Meagan Senkowski, HR Director 5059 Camelot Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014 (513) 858-4550 Phone (513) 858-4556 Fax EOE M/F/D/V

MORRISON PLACE APARTMENTS Now renting 2 bedroom apartment with a den, rent starting at $550.00 with attached garage, washer & dryer hookups. For 55 & older accepting applications

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RIPLEY FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK is now accepting applications for all positions. Please submit Resume to P.O. Box 220, Ripley, OH 45167. No phone calls please.

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a Library Associate 2-9. Manages library circulation, reserves, OhioLINK and UC paging. Manages the serials collection and legal updating services including checkin record creation and maintenance, resolving complex serials problems including title changes, mergers, and numbering problems. Creates brief bibliographic records as needed for reserves. Provides intermediate to complex level reference services. Has administrative supervisory responsibility for all student assistants in the Clermont College Library. Maintains all financial records as pertains to the student assistant budget. Purchases all library supplies and keeps financial records as pertains to the supplies budget. Manages binding activities and the binding budget. Troubleshoots technology and equipment problems and reports these as necessary. Acts as liaison with the facilities department to request repairs, cleaning, and to report other facilities issues.

Job Description: Manages library circulation, reserves, Ohio LINK and UC paging. Manages and serials collection and legal updating services. Provides intermediate to complex level reference services. Has administrative supervisory responsibility for all student assistants in the Clermont College Library. Maintains all financial records as pertains to the student assistant budget. Purchases all library supplies and keeps financial records as pertains to the supplies budget. Manages binding activities and the binding budget. Troubleshoots technology and equipment problems and reports these as necessary. Acts as liaison with the facilities department to request repairs, cleaning, and other facilities issues.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. At least three years library work experience in a computer-based environment; OR nine graduate level credit hours in Library Science and at least two years library work experience in a computer-based environment. Ability to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Some positions may require at least one year of supervisory experience and/or the knowledge of a foreign language. In order to perform the essential duties, some positions may require the ability to stoop and bend, lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs, and/or the ability to move loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.

Ideal Qualifications: Supervisory experience, strong customer service skills, multi tasking, planning and implementing procedures. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally. Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers. Some experience with Library research databases. Some experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium system. To apply for position (211-01C-0022), please see


The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

937-444-0820 NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. OH-7268

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PINE RIDGE Pine Village Residential Homes, Inc. now accepting applications for 2nd/3rd shift, weekends to be expected. Direct care aides needed for individuals with Developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean background check and a High School Diploma/GED. Experience preferred, but will train. Apply in person @ 146 North Third St., Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. NO PHONE CALLS.



LEASE-OPTION TO purchase. Lake Waynoka, 3br, 2ba, all amenities. Please call 513-502-0441.

The Clermont Sun Publishing Company is seeking a sales/marketing representative to sell current web-based advertising and marketing solutions to business customers. Must be very creative and enthusiastic about web-based technology. Candidate would be responsible for creating own leads. Web design, graphic design, or copy editing skills welcome, but not necessary. People skills and positive attitude are required.

SARDINIA 3br, $550/mo., 2br, $450/mo., no smoking, no dogs! plus deposit. 513-309-4319. 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. BATAVIA: 2BR, $525/MO., $300 deposit, quiet family friendly, new carpet, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laundry, balcony. Off-street parking. 513-561-4014.

2BR APARTMENTS EXCEPTIONAL w/attached garage in a WINTER 1-story tri-plex w/an SPECIAL equipped kitchen & laundry room, ample closet Efficiency & 1 bedroom Nice Quiet Area space, patio & a yard. No Lots of Storage steps, private street. DarEnergy Efficient ling apartments. Utilities not included. Small pets Don’t Miss This Deal $$$ 513-724-3951 allowed. Located at the Sandstone Estates, a mature-living community in FAYETTEVILLE - Like Mt. Orab. 513-625-4522. new 2br duplex, CA, heat washer/dryer 2ND STORY 2br, Sar- pump, dinia, $300/mo, $350/dep. hookup, storage bldg. Electric efficient heat, no Next to village park. $625 pets allowed. w/deposit & references. Call 513-875-2999. 937-587-2230

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

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GEORGETOWN: 2BR apartment, heat, electric & water included. No pets. Daytime: 937-378-6146 - Evenings: 513-752-6549.

LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

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

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

“FOR RENT AT LAKE WAYNOKA” 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1800 sq. ft. house w/2-car attached garage for rent. A handsome brick cape cod that’s never been lived in with all new appliances and high efficiency furnace. Lake Waynoka has more recreational facilities and gated security than any community east of Cincinnati. Reasonable rent includes all recreational fees except $10 per person. Call owner at 513-576-6166.


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300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED MT. ORAB - 1br apartment at $495/mo. You pay NO utilities. 937-444-4168 or 513-739-5550. MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-616-6817 or 513-504-3368. NOW RENTING Hamant Villa Apartments, Mt. Orab, mature living, 1-story, W/D hookup, call for move-in special. 513-724-2841 or 513-313-8262. 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 - 3br, central a/c, no smoking, no dogs! $550/mo. plus deposit. Some utilities paid. 513-309-4319.

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.

2BR MOBILE home on Hamer Rd., forced air 308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS electric heat, $450/mo. SPACE FOR RENT plus one month’s deposit required. No pets. 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main 513-724-0031. St. in Williamsburg. Has 3BR, 2BA, 1-acre lot, kitchen and restrooms in storage shed, no pets, basement area. Has been good credit, $500/mo. previously used as a plus deposit. church. Would be good for office space also. 937-444-3701. $2,000/mo. call 4BR MOBILE HOME 513-616-8851. on 2 acres w/access to a fish stocked pond, $650/mo. 513-967-6856. FOR RENT: Office or

FOR RENT - Taking applications for nice 2br, 14x70 mobile home on Rt. 62 between Macon & Ashridge. $400/rent, 303 - HOUSES FOR RENT $400/dep. No Pets. Quali2BR NEWLY remod- fied applicants, sign one eled, fenced-in yard, Fe- year lease & get $100 off licity, $650/mo. plus de- 1st three months rent. posit. 513-734-2279. 937-446-2155. 2BR, 1BA, large yard, located between Mt. Orab & Georgetown, $600/dep., $600/mo. rent. Utilities not included. 937-213-1266 or 937-213-2102.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 12,000 SQ. ft. Warehouse/Fabrication Shop with two 5 ton bridge cranes and office space for rent/lease. Located right off of 32 in Batavia with plenty of parking and room for large deliveries. $2,000/mo. plus utilities. Call 513-300-4453.

2BR, APPLIANCES, washer/dryer furnished, garage, storage area, fenced yard, clean, Williamsburg School District, $765/mo. plus deposit. 513-284-4868. 2,500 SQ. ft. Office for rent/lease. Located right COUNTRY SETTING off of 32 in Batavia and in Fayetteville/Blanches- only 15 minutes from ter area. 3br, 1ba ranch, 275. Private drive with of parking. covered front porch, no plenty pets, $725/mo. plus de- $1,000/mo. plus utilities. Call 513-300-4453. posit. 513-875-4094.

Retail space on US 68, Mt. Orab village, nice off-street parking, terrific visibility, $550/mo. Call 513-724-7394. OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE for rent in downtown Mt. Orab on US 68. 2-large rooms & bathroom, big display window facing street. As cheap as a billboard for your business. Only $350/mo. YOU PAY NO UTILITIES! Call 937-444-4168 or 513-739-5550.

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

310 - WANTED TO RENT WANTING TO lease/rent farm land for soy beans, corn and hay. Please call Bob 937-515-7567.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres) RIVERFRONT PROPERTY, 1.35 acres, 165ft. river frontage, large brick 1-story w/full basement in Aberdeen, $90,000. Call 937-378-4544 or 937-373-4883.


2007 DOUBLEWIDE, 3br, 2ba, spacious living room, large country kitchen, utility room, all appliances stay. Located in East Fork Crossing, Batavia. Can be relocated or remain on rental lot. No owner financing or rental available. 937-515-1408.





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3BR, 2BA mobile home, 16x80, possible lease/rent to own, Mt. Orab area. Call 513-833-3061.

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

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


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

937-515-2692 FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040.

807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 1999 DODGE 1500 Cargo Van, V8, auto, runs good, 173K, asking $2300 OBO. 937-444-9403.


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

DEPENDABLE CHILDCARE - Hello, I am offering childcare in my Mt. Orab home. Currently I have space available & reasonable rates. I’m available anytime Monday thru Friday, 1st, 2nd & 3rd shift. References are available. You can reach me at 513-314-9224. 1995 BLAZER SL, 4x4, V6, 4dr., 114K, good 506 - CLEANING tires, runs good, auto, AC, PROFESSIONAL $3000 OBO. 1998 MusHOUSEKEEPING Residential/Commercial tang, RWD, V6, rear spoiler, door decal, wide Honest, reliable, great track tires, 96K, auto, low rates, 2dr., AC, remote start, we serve all areas. $3700 OBO. 1999 CaGREAT SPECIALS, maro SS, 5.7, convertible, DON’T WAIT! wide track, ram air, AC, 513-824-9104 auto, monsoon stereo, 6CD player, garage kept, RESIDENTIAL 27,500/miles, $16,000 CLEANING or just OBO. 9am-9pm, needing some spring 937-377-2955. cleaning, great rates, and even better references. 1999 OLDSMOBILE Call for a quote, or for Bravado, loaded, 4x4, more information. low miles, leather, all 513-255-4342. power, tow package, new parts/tires, excellent con507 - SEWING dition. $4900.00. & ALTERATIONS 937-515-4424. For all your sewing needs JUNKED, WRECKED for you, your family and unwanted autos, autos, your home. Call 937-444- trucks, motorcycles, etc., 4276. Reasonable rates, some towed free, cash expert service. paid for some. Call 513-734-1650 607 - FIREWOOD ALL HARDWOOD firewood, split & delivered, full cord $120, half cord $70, multi-cord discount, custom orders welcomed. 937-618-0536.

YEAR-ROUND HAY & eggs at big pink barn. Square & round, can deliver. Do mowing, field planting, custom baling. 937-444-2694.

611 - WANTED TO BUY CASH PAID TODAY Looking for furniture - antiques - gold silver - tools - game systems - sports - records coins - more! “Almost Anything” 937-378-1819 513-348-5870 INDIAN ARTIFACTS, old indian beadwork, Navajo rugs, antique knives, swords, old guns and estates. One call, buys it all 937-695-0755 evenings.

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES FULL-BLOODED Lab pups, 3-F, 1-M, black, $100; 3-F, 1-M, yellow, $150, POP. 937-690-9834, leave text or message.

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

between 2006 and 2009. “Our whole community wins when thoughtful landowners conserve their land this way, protecting productive agricultural land,” said Jerry Schwallie, President of SOFPA. When landowners donate a conservation easement to SOFPA, they maintain ownership and management of their land and can sell or pass the land on to their heirs, while foregoing future development rights. “Imagine the pride your grandchildren and future generations will feel knowing that their family helped preserve our rural heritage,” Schwallie said. The increased incentive applies to a landowner’s federal income tax. It: Raises the deduction a donor can take for donating a voluntary conservation agreement from 30% of their income in any year to 50%; Allows farmers and

ranchers to deduct up to 100% of their income; and Increases the number of years over which a donor can take deductions from 6 to 16 years. “These additional tax benefits mean that now is the time to consider leaving a family legacy of farmland preserved

forever,” Schwallie said. “SOFPA is ready to help any family interested in leaving this legacy.” According to the Land Trust Alliance, the national organization that provides a voice for land trusts in Washington, DC, bills to make this incentive permanent have 274 House and 41 Senate

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1-800-404-3157 SOFPA is a local not-for-profit land trust established to preserve the rural character of southwestern Ohio. For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, please contact Patrick Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 or (513) 752-0647.

Author to speak on coyotes during SSCC event Author Carol Cartaino discuss her book “Myths & Truths About Coyotes” 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Learning Resources Center on Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Sardinia. The event is free and open to the public. According to the book’s description, “Coyotes hold a peculiar interest as both an enduring symbol of the wild and a powerful preda-

tor we are always anxious to avoid. This book examines the spread of coyotes across the country over the past century, and the storm of concern and controversy that has followed. Individual chapters cover the surprisingly complex question of how to identify a coyote, the real and imagined dangers they pose, their personality and lifestyle, and non-deadly ways of discouraging them.” Cartaino, a resident of Adams County, has 40 years of



1237914- Mt. Orab - 3 BR. 2 BA. Must see to believe! Fully renovated stick built. Re-finished hdwd floors thru-out. Family rm. carpeted. Brand new wndws, int & ext doors, paint & counter tops. Mins to SR32. 0.50 acres. Private drive. $45,500

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1250495- Georgetown - Custom built home fully torn down to studs. This beauty boasts 18'ceramic tile flrs.10yr.warr. Carpet, new kit. (beautiful cherry cabinets). Marble sills, walk-out to landscaped deck/patio w/Pergula. 4 car drive-thru garage. Addt'l workshop. $149,255

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

1226182 - 3098 Lucas Rd - 4 BR. 2 BA. Solid 6 yr. old Contemporary w/soaring, vaulted ceilings. Hdwd flrs. Split flr.plan, MBR suite. boasts a cathedral ceiling and walk-out. Covered front & back porch. Bonus rm. Open foyer. 24x56 bldg. w/concrete flr. 5 ac. Beautiful setting. $210,900

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

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

1253803 - Higginsport - 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 Charles St.- Eastern Schools - 11 Finished payment. Don’t miss out on this investment Rooms 3 BR 1.5 Ba. Awaiting your growing opportunity. $59,750 family! Mostly Brick on a corner location this immaculate, pristine home has it all. Brand new HVAC, Membrane roof and some flring. Finished bsmt. w/ walk-out and a second kitchen Carport onto insulated One car garage. Beautiful landscaping. $89,900 Maple Grove.- Mt. Orab. - 3Br 2Ba Clean. Beautiful w/ ceramic updates. Are you ready to move? Fully equipped eat-in kitchen w/ island. MBR suite w/ dbl. vanity. Brand new septic system. 16x8 shed Blacl top drive. Truly a Gem! $79,900 White Oak ValleyWestern B r o w n Schools - Do not hesitate or you will miss out on the bargain of the day. Solidly built 2 BR home in move-in condition. 30x50barn. Both house and barn need exterior touch-ups. 2 acre tract. $39,900


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1229943- Georgetown - Great location. Minutes to Georgetown, Sardinia & Mt.Orab. Beautiful hdwd flooring, wbfp, kitchen w/island, huge mbr. suite, back side of property is creek-lined. Priced to sell! $69,900. Call Dominic Today!

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Congress just renewed a tax incentive for private landowners—especially working family farmers and ranchers—who protect their land from development with a voluntary conservation agreement. Landowners interested in conserving their land now have until Dec. 31, 2011 to take advantage of a significant tax deduction. The tax deduction, which has also been increased, applies to those donating a voluntary conservation agreement to permanently protect important natural or historic resources on their land. The incentive, which had expired at the end of 2009, helped the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA), which works with willing landowners in our Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland Counties, to conserve 1,222 acres of agricultural lands

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OLD P 1241450ENDIN Mt. Orab. G Ready to move? Land adjoins a pay lake. 3BD, 2BA. Large open rooms, Hardwood floors, WBFP, Split floor Plan. Newer HVAC. Covered front porch, 2 deck overlooking lake. Lots of shade in front of home. Call today! $64,900

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

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

1238691- Russellville- Unique cedar sided contemporary home secluded behind pine trees. Many beautiful views. Soaring ceilings, natural lighting thru-out. 4 BR. 3 full Ba. Full bsmt,double-sided FP,huge Fam.Rm. Stocked pond, barn, inground pool all on 10.7 acres. $239,000


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

1246303 Georgetown Wonderful curb appeal 1.5 story is priced to sell! Light & airy Liv. Rm. w/a natural bay window. Newer roof, vinyl & windows. Lots of storage. 1 car detached garage. Public water & sewer. $39,900

1242936- Mt. Orab - Must See! Affordable Town Property. 3BD, 2BA. Public water & sewer. Brand new paint, flooring & furnace. Spiral staircase to upstairs bedroom. $45,000

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Michael Malloy propelling toward his future


His letter starts out: “My name is Michael Malloy. I am a 55-year-old man that has lived a good life.” It’s a surprisingly optimistic letter from a man who now finds himself among the unemployed. But that’s Michael. After 33 years in electrical maintenance at Calmar MeadWestVaco (MWV) in Washington Court House, Michael watched his company close most American operations and move the business to locations in Mexico and China. “Like everyone in the plant, I was shocked, mad,” he said. “Disappointed.” Because he found himself out of work due to foreign competition, Michael became eligible for a Trade Relocation Allowance (TRA), a weekly allowance payable to adversely affected workers enrolled in training. “I was allowed to further my education and I have gone to school at Southern State Community College for over a year now and have received good grades,” he said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to further my education and receive a degree.” Michael is enrolled in Southern State’s electrical/electronics technology program and expects to graduate this spring or

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summer with an associate of applied science degree. Recently, he learned of an opportunity available through NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program. “I thought, ‘why not?’ I always wanted to know how I measured up in the world,” he said. And so he wrote a letter: “My name is Michael Malloy. I am a 55-year-old man that has lived a good

Georgetown Jr.-Sr. High School students listen to message On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Georgetown 7th and 8th graders, along with some high school students, were given the opportunity to hear Mr. Steven Hale speak. Mr. Hale’s presentation, “Be A Winner” is designed to help hurting teens cope with the stress of failure and disappointment that life sometimes brings. Mr. Hale challenged each student to maximize his or her potential

with a standard of excellence and donates his time to speaking to students throughout the nation. Mr. Hale was well received by the students and his message was appreciated. The students and staff of Georgetown Jr.-Sr. High School thank Mr. Hale, Pastor Cliff Myers, and Mr. Chuck Engle from the Georgetown Baptist Church for sponsoring this program.

life.” It’s a humble beginning with a humbling end: “The opportunity to go to Texas and have the experience of training at Houston is something I would never expect to happen, although the chance to attend a seminar like this would be profound. I hope you give this displaced worker a thought when the decision is made.” Larry Hartsock, instructor of electrical engineering at Southern State, chimed in with a vote of confidence. “Michael is proactive and will ask me in advance for the lab assignment so he can be prepared for it,” Hartsock said. “If there are unsatisfactory results, he will come back on his own time and rework it to find out what went wrong.” Michael recently was notified that the pool of applicants was narrowed to 260 finalists and that he is among them. Now comes the hard part. The finalists have been given four biweekly assignments to make an abstract proposal of a robotics mission to Mars complete with a drawing of the craft, as well as a timeline, budget and formal proposal for the mission.

The 90 finalists with the highest scores will be invited to participate in a threeday program at one of two NASA sites: Johnson Space Center in Texas or Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Participants will collaborate on a team project directed by NASA engineers; attend engineer, scientist and astronaut briefings; tour NASA facilities; and interact with students from across the nation. “Community colleges are an important part of the academic landscape, and NASA is proud to be working with these students to continue their interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “This innovative project gets students engaged in actual engineering design and production— from concept to build-out— that simulates the processes NASA uses in designing robotic explorers for solar system destinations. By letting them experience firsthand the challenges and excitement inherent in space exploration, we may be cultivating NASA’s workforce of tomorrow.” After graduation from Southern State, Michael plans to pursue his bachelor’s degree. He and his wife Tami have three grown children. Twenty-sevenyear-old C.J. has been enlisted in the U.S. Army for eight years, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Lindsay, 24, and her husband both graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University, and she currently is working as an art teacher in Sydney, Ohio. Tara, the youngest at 18, is attending Southern State Community College alongside her father. They are Michael’s inspiration to propel his life forward: “Seeing all my children succeeding makes me want to move forward in my own life.”



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Biking around the globe On Dec. 17, 2010, Nancy Pfeffer was a presenter for Hamersville second graders who were well behaved throughout the month. Nancy spoke to students about her adventures as a bicyclist. She and her husband have ridden bikes for a week at a time in several states such as Alaska, Iowa, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Colorado. They have also traveled to other countries such as Ireland, England, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark. Nancy told about their riding gear from the kinds of appropriate clothes needed to wear while biking, to food and water, and equipment for repairing their bikes. She showed students maps they use to get from their departure to their destination. They travel from one Bed and Breakfast to another each day of the trip. Every day in the states they bike about 50 to 75 miles. In foreign countries, they may ride 50 miles per day. They carry emergency medical papers in their helmets. She showed students all the items they take on their trips and explained the importance of each one. Thank you, Nancy Pfeffer, for using your time to share an interesting part of your life with us. We greatly appreciate it.

Eastern Brown FFA holds consignment auction On Jan. 15, 2011, the Eastern Brown FFA held a Consignment auction open to the public. There was a lot of preparation that went into the holding of the auction. However, all of the hard work paid off, and the auction was a success. The members of the Eastern Brown FFA Chapter would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the Chapter. Also a special thanks to Sam Bolender Auction Service and anyone else who helped make this auction possible.





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