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The Brown County Press Sunday, January 22, 2012 • Volume 39 No. 24 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973 Sun Group

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Officials lose appeal, case reopens BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The case against the “Brown County Five” is back on the court docket. The case is now scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in Brown County Common Pleas Court on March 12. The five are Former Ohio Division of Wildlife Chief David Graham, Former ODOW Assistant Chief Randy Miller, ODOW Chief Law Enforcement Officer James Lehman, ODOW Human Resources Officer Michelle Ward-Tackett and ODOW Division Five Supervisor Todd Haines. Lehman, Ward-Tackett and Haines are still employed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. At press time, a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the ODOW parent agency, said the ODNR was “still evaluating” the court decision and that a decision had not been made on their employment status.

The five were placed on administrative leave in April of 2010 and returned to full employment status on Nov. 19, 2010. They were indicted in Brown County on Obstruction of Justice and Complicity of Obstruction of Justice charges in April of 2010. The charges stem from an administrative investigation into the actions of Wildlife Officer Allan Wright, who is currently facing federal charges of violating the Lacey Act, which regulates wildlife. The five were the direct supervisors of Wright. Wright is accused of allowing South Carolina Wildlife Officer Eric Vaughn to use his Ohio address to obtain a resident Ohio hunting license instead of having to pay for a more expensive out of state license. Allegedly doing so would make Wright guilty of falsifying official state records. The five are accused of pro-

ceeding with an administrative investigation instead of turning the matter over to law enforcement. State policy requires any public employee to inform law enforcement if they become aware of the commission of a crime. A hearing was held on the case in September of 2010, where attorneys for the five claimed that their clients were forced to cooperate in the investigation and to incriminate themselves under fear of losing their jobs. The ability to avoid future self-incrimination during an administrative investigation is commonly known as a ‘Garrity’ right, based on a case in New Jersey. Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler ruled that “Garrity’ rights did apply to the defendants and that their statements to investigators were compelled by their fear of losing their jobs and that those statements should be suppressed

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ODNR Division of Wildlife Chief David Graham.

ODNR Division of Wildlife Assistant Chief Randy Miller.

ODNR Division of Wildlife Law Enforcement Administrator James Lehman.

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ODNR Division of Wildlife Human Resources Administrator Michele WardTackett.

ODNR Division of Wildlife District 5 Administrator Todd Haines.

as evidence against them. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little appealed the ruling. The Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals considered the case for 16 months before ruling in favor of Little and ordering that the case continue. How long the case will continue is still an open question. The ruling could still be appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

Ohio Secretary of State visits Mt. Orab, notes area growth BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

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Heavy Rain Swells Creek White Oak Creek near Sterling Road runs high on Jan. 17 after heavy rain.

Annexation issues arise once again for Village of Sardinia BY Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Mayor of the Village of Sardinia Todd Bumbalough and village administrator Tim Mock appeared before members of the Eastern Local School District (ELSD) Board of Education on Jan. 17 to request its endorsement of annexation of the new school and 105.609 surrounding acres, into the Village of Sardinia. The new school, currently under construction on Tri County Highway near Macon, is a customer of the Sardinia sewer and water system. “A few years ago we (the village of Sardinia) ran the sewer

line to the new school,” Bumbalough began, “Of course, through no fault of this board of education, or the Eastern Local School District or the Village of Sardinia, we did not get the annexation signed at the time we ran the sewer line. Since then we’ve had other people who have come to us, and now they have to hook on to the sewer system, and unfortunately they can’t, without being part of the village.” Bumbalough continued, “So basically we are here to start the annexation process and we’re requesting the board to sign off on the annex papers. The board did already approve this annexation at the time the line was put

in a few years ago.” Bumbalough presented the board with a copy of a letter dated May 14, 2007 sent to the then mayor of Sardinia, Mayor Juanita Watson and Sardinia Council. The letter, which was signed by Alan D. Simmons, then superintendent of ELSD, stated that…’on behalf of the Eastern Local School District Board of Education, I am requesting that the Village of Sardinia annex the site of the new Sardinia Elementary School located on the Tri County Highway. The board of education will be acting on a resolution in support of this request at the May 15, 2007 Board of Education CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted visited Mt. Orab on Jan. 13. The event was held at the Country Inn Restaurant and was hosted by the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, The Mt. Orab Port Authority and the Brown County Office of Economic Development. Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford began the meeting with an update on economic development within the village. “At this intersection (32 and Brooks Malott) five years ago, there was nothing but corn fields. Today, you have Lexus, X-Mill, Mercy Mt. Orab, Health Source and the County Inn. Most important, you have 330 jobs.” Lunsford then referenced most development that was on the way to that part of the village. “Southern State Community College recently closed on 63 acres just north of where we’re sitting and will break ground this Summer on the first of three fifty thousand square foot buildings, creating a new college campus. This will be huge for the future of this area for jobs, job training and education”, Lunsford said. He then referenced the intersection of State Route 32 and U.S. Route 68, saying “At this interCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted addresses a gathering of elected officials and the Brown County Chamber of Commerce at the County Inn in Mt. Orab.


Workers build tower in Mt. Orab


BY Martha Jacob The Brown County Press The mayor of Fayetteville, Bernie Vilvins, will contact the Ohio Department of Transportation next week in regard to the

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paved over cisterns located within the Village. Several months ago Vilvins notified ODOT about the issue with concerns that a large cistern located in the center of town at the intersection of US 50 and US 68 could collapse some day. “After speaking with ODOT,” Vilvins said, “I understand they are coming to the village to take measurements of one of the smaller cisterns on a side street. If, from top to bottom, it is more that 10 feet, then the states bridge people are responsible for fixing the problem.” At an earlier meeting Vilvins commented that the cistern in the middle of town was large enough to hold two semi’s side by side. But he was unsure of the depth of the other two

known cisterns. In other issues at the January 11 council meeting, councilman Jim McMullen said that it was his understanding that the metal reflectors on US 68 between Mt. Orab and Fayetteville were being removed because of safety concerns. “We had heard that US 68 was going to be repaved,” Vilvins said, “but I talked to the engineers office a couple months ago and they said they don’t have it on their schedule. So we’ll wait and see.” In other business, the question was brought up by McMullen if village owned vehicles needed special license tags if they leave the village. Solicitor Celia Potts assured council that CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


Cisterns under Highway 50 continue to concern Village of Fayetteville

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Above: Workers hanging from safety harnesses high in the air attach a ladder to the side of the communications tower. Right: A large crane assists workers in building a new communications tower for local law enforcement on Sterling Run in Mt. Orab.

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It’s been a rough week for a sweet pit/mixed breed stray dog, found near Fayetteville by the Brown County Humane Society Animal Shelter. “Her name is Lacy,” explained shelter volunteer and humane society member Jan Staubach. “In all my years working with humane cases this little dog is in the worst shape, and still be alive, that I’ve ever seen. “We got a call from someone in the Fayetteville area who said they had a dog hiding under some lumber who wouldn’t come out. When we picked her up, she was literally skin and bones. And on top of that, she had some kind of infection all around her face and ears. “She had an ulcerated eye which she will most probably lose sight in. She continued, “We found a micro chip in her that has been there for about three years, so have been busy trying to track down the original owner.” Staubach said the whole thing just didn’t make sense to her. The dog was tested for worms, which could explain her condition but none were found. “She didn’t have ear mites and her coat was in good shape,” Staubach said. “If the dog had been running loose, she would have gotten into trash cans, or dead deer along

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Voucher bill still plagues area schools, millions could go to private institutions BY Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Eastern Local School District Board of Education Legislative Liaison Vern Creighton told fellow board members and guests on Jan. 17 that he feared HB 136 (the proposed school voucher bill) would get pushed through with the new state budget in 2013. School boards across Ohio have been watching HB 136 very closely this past year. The bill would take money from public schools and give it to private schools. “The last time I checked on the bill,” Creighton said, “nothing more has happened. Right now they are debating whether they want to amend it and try to pass it or just introduce new legislation. My feelings are, they’re going to try and sweep it through on the budget.” Creighton added that this year, the state will pay to private schools, $124.19 million for auxiliary services and $15.56 million for administrative services. “And in some cases private schools will be receiving more

state aid than local districts,” he said. “So, we’ve got a problem.” Creighton also briefly discussed HB 371, which mandates teaching and testing on the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. “I think it’s just sad that we have to pass legislation on something this important that should already be taught in our schools,” he said. “The problem is our teachers are already teaching our kids to take these mandated tests, and these issues weren’t on the test.” In other business, Board treasurer Kevin Kendall went over several appropriations that needed some small changes including several decreases to the school in funding. Kendall also discussed the recent personal property auction held Friday, January 14 at the old school which is scheduled to be torn down in the next month. “I thing people just enjoyed walking through the old school one more time,” said Board president Martin Yockey. “We had a great turnout and peo-

ple seemed real happy with the items they got, just a little of the history of the school.” According to Kendall the auction raised over $9,000. Kendall announced the acceptance of bid of $82,380 for a 2013 84-passenger school bus for the district. He added that the funds were available for the purchase. The board also accepted a letter of resignation from Janey Silcott. Mike Bick, principal of Sardinia Elementary School spoke briefly about the progress at his school. He talked about the excitement generated from the Book Fair Bucks, which allow students to receive book bucks as an incentive for reading books. The program will run through March 23. Bick reported that his school had eight new students since Christmas. He discussed a fundraiser held at the elementary to help raise money for two Eastern High School graduates, Angie Johnson and Lillian Bunn, who are buying rice to take to Haiti. The elementary school collected pennies for a week

and raised $80. Susan Paeltz, principal at Russellville Elementary said her school also took part in the fundraiser and collected $872. High School Principal Jennifer Grimes told the board that report cards would be sent out on Friday and commended the members of the FFA for all their hard work. During the superintendents report, Michelle Filon requested that the board allow the senior class to be dismissed three days earlier than the rest of the underclassmen, as an incentive program. The board approved. Filon also requested three waiver days for the 2012-2013 school year to be used for professional development of teachers. Several school board members expressed their concern on taking three more days away from students, along with snow days. However, the board later approved the waiver days. Field day trips for members of the Agricultural Education program were also approved.

Georgetown Board of Education swears in two returning members, Race to the Top funds roll over BY Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Following a nearly two hour executive session, the board of education of the Georgetown Exempted Village schools approved a contract between the board and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees OAPSE/AFSCME. Supplemental contracts for the 2011-2012 school year were also approved contingent on successful Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and FBI background checks, proof of a valid Pupil Activity Supervisor Permit and completion of all other employment requirements Those contracts approved include: • Tracy Hawkins, high school track coach; • Eric Gregory, varsity boys baseball, co-coach; • Sean Crawford, varsity boys baseball co-coach; • Scott Ohl, jr. high track

coach. The Georgetown Exempted Village Schools held a combined organizational and regular board of education meeting on January 11. Returning board members Dr. Jeff Donohoo and Dr. Ray Virost were sworn in as board members just prior to the meeting. Both were re-elected in November. Member Ralph Sininger was nominated to and unanimously voted to serve as president for calendar year 2012. Donohoo was nominated and voted in as vice-president. The board also set the date, time and place for meetings to be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. with members receiving $125 per meeting with a maximum of one meeting per month. Board treasurer Eric Toole told the board that the district had a $26,000 carry over in Race to the Top Funds. “The Race to the Top Grant is four year grant and we are in our second year,” Toole said. “The $26,000 that we didn’t spend last year will be

Aggravated robbery at the Marathon Gas Station Chief Mount reports that on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:37 a.m. Mt. Orab officers responded to the Marathon gas station, located on N. High St. next to McDonald’s, in reference to the report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived on scene and were advised by the store employee that a female subject had entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money. The store employee then called 911 and the female fled

from the store on foot. The female was then scene getting into a white Dodge Neon. On this same date Sgt. Hodges located a white Dodge Neon in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel. Sgt. Hodges and Ptl. Hubbard then made contact with the owners of the vehicle, who were staying at the Hotel. Lisa Williams (age 24) was taken into custody for the offense and transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center.

added to this years funding. It will be used for short-cycle assessments, bench marking and data collection to be used to benefit student achievement programs. It will buy software licenses for programs we can use to accomplish these goals.” The school originally received $160,000 in grand funds from the Race to the Top program to be used over the four year period. In other actions, the board authorized treasurer Eric Toole to pay all bills as they are received and forego listing the bills in minutes book as it is part of the monthly treasurer’s financial report to the board of education.

Toole was also authorized to secure advances on tax settlements from the auditor’s office when funds become available and payable to the district. Membership to the OSBA was also approved by the board. Elementary Principal Jennifer Wilcox provided a written report to the board. Superintendent Tom Durbin updated the board on the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System being piloted by the district. He told the board that evaluations will be required to be done by credentialed administrators trained on the new evaluation system.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Ursulines of Brown County are now accepting bids for the “Solomon Run Low-head Dam Removal Project” located in St. Martin, Ohio. This project is funded with a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency through the U.S. EPA Clean Water Act, Section 319 program. This work includes, but is not limited to, removing a ten foot concrete weir structure and restoring 2,400 linear feet of a perennial stream. This project must be completed by June 1, 2013. Bids must be delivered no later than 3:00 p.m. February 24, 2012. Late bids will not be considered. Bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes and hand delivered or mailed to: N. Norma Green, Financial Administrator The Ursulines of Brown County 20860 State Route 251 Saint Martin, Ohio 45118 Project orientation meeting will be held on February 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Brescia Undercroft located at 20860 State Route 251, St. Martin, Ohio 45118. Attendees must RSVP to Joyce at 513.875.2020 x 30 by Friday, January 27, 2012. Qualified applicants must be a fiscally viable company/organization and have sufficient experience with dam removals and stream restoration projects. Proposal review will begin February 27 with an award date on or before March 19, 2012. Selected consultant and construction firm will consult with the Ursulines of Brown County before construction begins to discuss additional requirements. The Ursulines of Brown County reserve the right to reject any and all bids or to select the proposal that is in the best interest of the organization and community.

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Taking a weekly trip through time



Taking a trip through time Pictured above is Main Street Georgetown between Grant Avenue and Cherry Street across from Courthouse about 1920. If you have more information about this photo or would like more information about the Brown County Historical Society please call Ned S. Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. ‘Taking a trip through time’ is a new feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Letters to the Editor

Paul Hall that he considers admirable: He’s not a career politician. He’s a successful businessman. His desire is to model the character of our founding fathers. He will base decisions on Christian values. And his goal is to listen to private citizens concerns so his legislative decisions mimic what is needed, but not necessarily what is wanted. After stating good and positive things about Paul Hall, Mr. Bryant seems to take an oblique turn toward a more personal summary statement, negatively stereotyping Hall as a “car salesman,” as if all people who sell cars are shysters. Unless there are specifics, to label certain professions as tainted apples —salesmen, doctors, lawyers, ministers, teachers, etc.—such broad generalizations do nothing to move a serious debate to higher ground. It also seems that Mr. Bryant thinks on the one hand that a “career politician” is not good but then opines that a

private citizen running for office automatically becomes one. Really? When does running as a public servant automatically equate to a career politician? Furthermore, if a person elected by citizens proves to be a wise manager of taxpayer money and grows his district’s culture of integrity, then why not keep that person in office? As a former Marine, I’m always looking for a few good men and women, career or non-career, which will advance the American Republic on a sound course of fiscal responsibility, free-market capitalism, and constitutional fidelity. Mr. Bryant’s letter goes on to say, “How do I know if his [Hall’s] ‘common sense’ is as good as mine?” Perhaps we don’t know for certain. However, there are indicators which point to Hall’s sound judgment and personal integrity. For instance, as noted by Mr. Bryant, Hall is a successful businessman. I believe that’s good. He has proven his

WAYNE GATES, EDITOR didates will be published up to and including the March 4 edition of the Press. I encourage you to write and tell your friends and neighbors what you think. As with all letters to the Editor, submitting a letter does not guarantee publication. The types of letters that won’t make the cut are those that contain personal attacks or negative letters submitted too late for the candidate or supporters to respond before the election. If you have a question about a letter, published or unpublished, please call me at (937) 444-3441. There are five opposed races in Brown County for the March 6 Primary, and we will cover them all in the weeks leading up to the vote. I encourage you to do your homework about the candidates and cast an informed vote on March 6.

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Should anyone seeking public office abandon Christian values? Dear Editor, Before offering my opinion regarding Mr. Bob Bryant’s “Letter to the Editor” (Brown County Press, January 8, 2012), let me say up front, lest I be considered not objective, that Mr. Hall and I do attend the same church in Georgetown. I have worked with him on a church-wide evangelistic outreach program, but other than that, I seldom see or talk with him as my wife and I attend the 8 a.m. worship service and I teach a weekly Sunday School class at 9:30 a.m. So…to Mr. Bryant’s credit I believe he ended his letter with good advice—“Be very attentive to what politicians say.” This is especially appropriate during this Presidential election year. I agree that an individual’s words—but not just politicians—must match their actions. Such insight can often offer a window into future good or bad decisions. Mr. Bryant goes on to list five things about candidate

As you may have noticed on our opinion page, we are “taking a trip through time” here at the Brown County Press. Every week, we’ll publish a photograph from Brown County that’s at least 30 years old, along with a little background information. We’re also inviting you to share your photos with us, so your friends and neighbors can enjoy them. Whether they are pictures of historic places, scenes from school or the fair...we would like to see them. You can e-mail the photos to If it’s a physical print, you can drop by our office at 219 South High Street, and we can scan the photo. We look forward to seeing all those pictures of times gone by in Brown County and sharing them with you. **************************** Switching gears now, it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite subject...politics. Letters to the editor regarding candidates for local office are welcome, but please keep them polite. Letters of in support of can-



fidelity as the husband of one wife for more than 30 years. That’s another plus. And Mr. Hall seems to display good leadership in his home as he has raised three daughters of noble character. In this day and age that’s a high five. I don’t know Mr. Bryant or his religious affiliation but he states two thoughts that are a bit perplexing: First is that “Christian values and politics should not be mixed.” Second is that “with so many different churches, how can we ever define Christian values.” I believe Mr. Bryant has hit a topic that does seem to puzzle many people today. Maybe I’m naïve but most people fail to distinguish between a denomination’s theological stance and the character values that members within all church groups hold in common. For instance, I don’t think it matters whether one is a First or Southern Baptist, Nazarene, Assembly of God, CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Which of the Republican candidates do you think could beat President Obama?

Any one of them! Steve Burkart, Mt. Orab

I think possibly Romney can beat him. Kay Davenport, Georgetown

I sure hope one of them does. Charlie Briscoe, Williamsburg

I believe Rick Santorum could beat Obama. Pattie Brewer, Mt. Orab

I guess if any of them could beat Obama it would be Newt Gingrich. Billie Lawrence, Mt. Orab

I think Ron Paul could beat him. Al Pack, Mt. Orab

Another reader expresses support for Paul Hall back. Paul is involved in many community organizations and has given his time for many years. He is not a career politician and has already established several businesses. Paul is not a car salesman, to make the correction. He can go off to Columbus and serve his state because he has excellent, hard working employees. Paul is a Christian and he will make the right choices for

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us based on Christian values. In response to your question, we can define Christian values by following the Bible. Our code of laws were originally based on the Ten Commandments in the Bible and they are intended to apply to everyone. the founding fathers who wrote the Constitution were nearly all practicing Christians, and the Constitution was writ-

ten from a Christian world view. Paul stated that it is time to uphold the Constitution and to stop chipping away at it. I am a huge supporter of Paul Hall. he is a conservative and that is what Ohio needs. He will make an excellent State Senator. Bonnie Daniel Georgetown

‘Flaming Liberal’ offers rebuttal to to earlier letter Dear Editor, In response to Mr Jeffery's article on the 15th: Please Mr. Jeffery please don't sell your high school education short. You could have invested much time and money in a college education; (I hear diplomas from Texas A&M and Yale have plummeted in value since Governor Perry and President Bush have been in the spot light.) It seems you had your oops moment. Social Security (or Social Insecurity as you call it) has been one of the best government programs EVER!! Millions of hard working Americans have invested in the Social Security System.

This helps Americans in their golden years, if there even is such a golden age anymore. I am certain that you, yourself have invested in the program, since you appear to be such a hard working conservative. Isn't it nice to have that check sent to you monthly? The best thing about receiving a check from the government is that if you don't want it you can send it back. Better yet, place that signed check in the offering plate at your church. They are always looking for a handout.....oops I meant donation. Bill Shafer, The Flaming Liberal Ripley, Ohio

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Dear Editor, I am responding to the letter written by Bob Bryant regarding Paul Hall’s campaign kick off. I attended his kick off campaign. Obviously, he does not know Paul Hall personally as I do. Paul is a devoted friend, our insurance agent and we are members of the same church. He is an honest, successful business man who has a big heart and wants to serve the people of the state of Ohio in public office, to give

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This article reflects tax law information for the 2011 tax year (January through December 2011) being used to file 2011 tax year returns during the 2012 filing season, which begins in mid-January 2012. The filing deadline for most individuals is April 17, 2012. If you are unable to file by the deadline, submit Form 4868, giving you until Oct. 15, 2012 to complete your return. (Note that an extension provides additional time to file, but tax payments are still due by April 17, 2012.) Q: What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? A: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal income tax credit for low- and moderate-income working individuals and families. The tax credit was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1975 to offset the burden of Social Security taxes and to provide an incentive for people to work. Difficult economic times may mean that more people are eligible for EITC because of reductions in their income last year. Those eligible for tax year 2011 EITC include individuals and families with adjusted gross incomes less than: $13,600 ($18,740 if married filing jointly) with no qualifying children; $36,052 ($41,132 if married filing jointly) with one qualifying child; $40,964 ($46,044 if married filing jointly) with two qualifying children; or $43,998 ($49,078 if married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children. Q: Who can claim the credit? A: To claim the EITC on your federal tax return, you must follow certain guidelines. For example, you must: • have a valid Social Security number; • have earned income during the year; • meet the income guidelines provided above; and be a U.S. citizen or a “resident alien” who has had this status all year. To claim the EITC, your taxfiling status can be any filing status except “married filing a separate return.” Foreign earned income claimed on Form 2555 or 2555-EZ or investment income of more than $3,150 can disqualify you from eligibility for EITC. Check with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on these and other specific individual eligibility guidelines. Q: Who might I be able

LAW YOU CAN USE OHIO STATE BAR to claim as a qualifying child under EITC? A: Basically, a qualifying child for EITC is a child who is your son or daughter (by birth or adoption), stepchild, foster child or descendant of any of them. For purposes of EITC, other qualifying “children” may include your brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister or a descendant of any of them. Children must have lived with you in the United States for more than six months of 2011. As of Dec. 31, 2011, qualifying children must be either under age 19 or under age 24 and a full time student, or they must be permanently disabled. To qualify as a child under EITC, the child must also: • be younger than the taxpayer claiming that child (un-

less the child is disabled); and • not have filed a joint return except to claim a refund. Q: Can nontaxable military pay affect EITC? A: Yes. Special rules apply for calculating earned income for U.S. military personnel serving in combat zones. Nontaxable pay for service members—noted on Form W2, box 12, with code Q—is not considered earned income for EITC. However, you can elect to have your nontaxable combat pay included in earned income for computation of EITC. Electing to include nontaxable combat pay in earned income may increase or decrease your EITC, so calculate it both ways and choose the calculation that results in the larger amount of EITC. Electing to include the amount of nontaxable combat pay in the EITC calculation does not make the combat pay taxable for income tax purposes; it only affects the calculation of EITC. Q: Where can I go to get answers to other questions about my individual situation and eligibility? A: Visit the official IRS web-

site, HYPERLINK "", and use the search tool to find “Publication 596.” From the home page, you can also click on “Forms & Pubs” and choose “Publication 596” from the listing, or click on “I’ve got a question” and use the Interactive Tax Assistance search box to locate “EITC” information. You can also speak directly with an IRS representative at (800) 8291040. *Please visit HYPERLINK "" for specific information regarding the ability to claim EITC and the definition of a “qualifying child.” This “Law You Can Use” column was provided by the Ohio State Bar Association. It was prepared by attorney Lisa A. Wafer, an attorney with the Columbus law firm, Saia & Piatt, Inc. Articles appearing in this column are intended to provide broad, general information about the law. Before applying this information to a specific legal problem, readers are urged to seek advice from an attorney.

Obama makes end-run on Senate with recent recess appointments Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires that certain federal officers be confirmed by the Senate before assuming the position for which the president nominated them. But, our nation’s founders realized that the Senate could not be in session nonstop. And, for those times when Senators were not around to confirm nominees, the Constitution allows the president to fill such vacancies through what’s called a recess appointment. Several years ago, during a bruising Senate battle over the nomination of John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a young, confident senator rose to argue that, because of Bolton’s inability to be confirmed in the normal course of Senate procedure, he would be considered “damaged goods.” Bolton’s nomination was being handled as a recess appointment, as the Senate was out of session. And, therefore, according to the U.S. Constitution, it did not require a Sen-

JEAN SCHMIDT ate vote for confirmation. The freshman senator criticizing the maneuver was Barack Obama. Seven years later, Obama’s tune has changed – along with his station in life. As president, he has chosen to utilize the power of making recess appointments. Unfortunately, he recently chose to do so at a time when the Senate was actually still in session. According to the Constitution, neither the House nor the Senate can adjourn for longer than three days without the consent of the other body. On the day President Obama appointed these individuals, neither chamber had passed a resolution of adjournment – and both were continuing to hold pro-forma sessions every third day. In spite of decades of opin-

ions by U.S. attorneys general that Congress must be in recess for more than three days before a recess appointment can constitutionally be made, President Obama brazenly appointed these individuals to their positions. As Congress works to reverse the administration’s actions and change the way recess appointments are made, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the National Right to Work Foundation have filed court motions challenging the Obama administration’s actions. These legal challenges might be complicated and long, tying up the federal courts and the government’s attorneys to defend the actions of the Obama administration. This was unnecessary. The president himself is a lawyer, and he knows better. But in his constant search for campaign fodder, the president has done an end-run around the legitimate role of the Congress.

Letters to the Editor Health Department says landfill air has tested clean Dear Editor, The Brown County Health Department would like to update the community on the air monitoring that has been done over the last two years at the Rumpke Landfill. First it is important to say that this monitoring is not done because of any Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) mandate but is strictly done because the Brown County Solid Waste Authority Board and the Brown County Health Department wanted to respond to the concerns of the citizens of this county. It is also important to mention that the sampling is done by the Health Department, but the testing of the sampling is done by ALS Labo-

ratory out of Cincinnati, Ohio. This company is well known for its testing capability and is used by many other agencies including the Hamilton County Health Department and the OEPA. As for the sampling itself, the air sample tests for 60 Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s and for methane. The testing is done in parts per billion which is a 1000 times more sensitive than is required under Occupational Health and Safety Standards. The test canister is always placed in the path of the wind to maximize the chances of collecting VOC’s and methane. The canister is also placed as close to the actual working face as possible and the time and place-

ment of the canister is only known by the Health Department. The testing has been done for the last two years with no test indicating any VOC’s in the part per million range let alone at a level that would be considered unhealthy. The Health Department has conducted 27 air monitoring tests at Rumpke in the last two years along with 52 site inspections for just this past year. To put this in perspective the OEPA only requires that a local health department inspect a landfill 4 times a year. In addition to the added landfill inspections by the Health Department, in 2012 the Brown County Health Department will begin to do random inspections

of the working face to inspect unloading of solid waste. This added measure along with the increase of landfill inspections is not necessary under OEPA guidelines, but is done by the county to help assure its citizens that every precaution is taken. Should anyone have any questions or concerns or would like to receive copies of the air monitoring results or the landfill inspections please contact the Brown County Health Department. Stephen Dick Environmental Health Director, Brown County Health Department


Reader says Ron Paul isn’t afraid to tell the truth Dear Editor, One of the things that Ron Paul has going for him is also one of the things that will destroy his bid for the presidency: the guy makes no attempt to hide the truth of what he is all about! He wants to shrink the federal government, get rid of foreign aid, shrink the miliary budget by billions and billions and severely limit how much government can involve itself in the lives of the citizenry. in other words, he wants to do the job the right way in order to make this nation fiscally responsible and put us back on track economically. This comes into conflict with the political status quo - both

Republican and Democratic Parties. They, in turn, paint a picture of Ron Paul as being radical and irresponsible - a very ‘dangerous’ man. Why? Because he dares to outline the only possible plan to address how America needs to respond to the problem of national debt. He is also putting the spotlight on how individual liberties are being eradicated by a bloated and power hungry government ... and this is a threat to those in positions of power ... they do not want the citizenry to know how much power they truly possess. At this point some will say that it sounds like the story is drifting toward the idea of a con-

spiracy on the part of the ‘power brokers’ up in D.C. Okay ... call it what you will ... people with power want to hold on to the power. People who hold all the card’s want to keep ‘em. Ron Paul knew this going into the race ... he wants the American people to hear the truth of the matter. If the people of this nation are comfortable with the truth, then they will back Ron Paul. I suppose it’s my hope that people will carefully consider putting their support behind him. Do I agree with everything he says? No, not everything. I believe that, as a nation, we need to be supportive of Israel. Ron

Paul does not. This is where we are different. But I don’t base my choices on one issue alone. I still believe his message is one that all of use need to hear ... especially now. It’s time for a much more libertarian approach to government in order to put this nation back on the right path ... besides, if you bother to read the Constitution of this nation, you can’t help but recognize the libertarian leanings of our founding fathers. It only makes sense that we should return to those ideals ... either that or continue to embrace socialism and go broke. Rev. Sam Talley


Eligible workers can receive income tax credit Brown County Safe Communities traffic fatality report According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Crash Statistics website, Brown County had a total of three fatal crashes resulting in three deaths during the 2011 calendar year. In comparison, for the 12 months of 2010, we had a total of 4 fatal crashes and four deaths. Two of the three fatal crashes in 2011 involved motorcyclists. 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 2011 was $10,099,164. This figure doesn’t include all of the financial burdens realized with injury and property damage-only crashes! The overall trend in Ohio during 2011 was a decrease in the number of fatal crashes in the state when compared to the number of 2010 crashes. This is good news-- we’re making some progress both at the local and state levels. But there is still much work to be done—and you can help! Our county seat belt use rate is still only around 75%--let’s get that rate up to at least 80%! We all need to buckle up for every

SUSAN BASTA 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 one 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 yourself! We are now getting into serious “oh, the weather outside is frightful” winter weather complete with snow and ice. So please--- follow the speed limit and adjust your speed according to road conditions. And make sure you have the necessary snow and ice removal equipment in your vehicle and ready to go at all times (don’t forget the wiper fluid). Don’t drive when you’re drowsy. “Park the phone” when you’re in your car and forget about texting while driving. And finally, stop at stop signs and red lights. Let’s all keep working together to prevent traffic deaths AND injuries in Brown County in 2012. Please help to keep our roads safe for your family and friends!

Nick Owens statement on receiving the Ohio Right to Life PAC endorsement On Wednesday, January 4, 2012, the Ohio Right to Life Political Action Committee issued endorsements for the primary election for the General Assembly to be held on March 6, 2012. Nick Owens, Republican candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives for the 66th District was one of those to receive an endorsement by this well known Pro Life and anti-abortion group. “I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of the Ohio Right to Life PAC. It is easy for candidates and politicians to say they are Pro Life. Unfortunately, at times this empty rhetoric to simply get elected. This is not the case for me. I am Pro Life because it is the fabric of my being,” stated Republican candidate Nick Owens. “I believe my personal story would give the Right to Life community a very persuasive voice for the sanctity of life in the Ohio House of Representatives. My mother chose life when she was just seventeen years old. I am

thankful everyday for my mother’s decision to give me the gift of life. My mother delivering me at such a young age has given me the perspective of what it means to be Pro Life in Ohio and the United States. With every abortion is another lost gift and miracle to our communities, Nation, and World,” stated Owens. Additional campaign information can be found at: The newly created 66th House District for the 130th General Assembly includes: portions of Clermont County (Village of Batavia, Batavia Township, Village of Amelia, Pierce Township, Village of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Township, Jackson Township, Ohio Township, Village of New Richmond, Monroe Township, Washington Township, Village of Moscow, Village of Neville, Franklin Township, Village of Felicity, Village of Chilo, Tate Township, and Village of Bethel) and all of Brown County.


Letters to the Editor Should anyone seeking public office abandon Christian values? CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Methodist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Lutheran, etc., because, while each has differences in their religious doctrines, for which I may not agree, I believe they all hold in common character values that any politician (or citizen, or church member) should hold in high regard. I’ll just mention the following six: Respect father and mother. Don’t murder. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t covet another person’s stuff. As far as I know, Mr. Hall would get a thumb’s up on each and every one of those six biblical values. But beyond private citizen Hall’s personal credentials, the Framer’s of our country’s Constitution also placed extraordinary value in the Almighty’s intrinsic wisdom. The Northwest Ordinance (1787), which the First Congress of our Re-

public reenacted, stated: “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary [my emphasis] to good government.” The 1852 Ohio Preamble says: “We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God [my emphasis] for our freedom, to secure its blessings of liberty…” As noted earlier, Mr. Bryant ended his opinion letter with good advice—be attentive to what a politician says—let me amen that thought with the following: Research shows that no single force has greater impact on the character and quality of a culture, church or organization than the person who assumes the primary leadership role. Two popular witticisms pointedly illustrate this influence: “No stream rises higher than its source” and “Fish rot from the head first.” Doug Carter Georgetown




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The new president of the Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education, Angela Murphy started her new position at the helm with the goal of setting goals for the board. Murphy spoke briefly at the January 12 meeting about participating in a competition of sorts, offered by the state called the ‘Effective School Board Award.’ “When I was at the Southwest Region Conference, a gentleman asked me if our board was applying for the Effective School Board Award,”


Murphy said. “I got the information on it and the way I understand it, they have an A to Z check list to follow. We’re too late this year but this is something we could work on for next year.” Murphy explained that through the award program, boards are asked to complete 26 specific goals to improve not only their board members but also the relationship between board members, teachers and students. “I remember we had a meeting a couple years ago on setting new goals,” she continued. “I still have some of the paperwork from that meeting.

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“I think we should try it again. For one year we need to set attainable goals for our board. It doesn’t have to be anything major, just something we want to see get done, that has merit.” Murphy suggested dividing the board into groups to come up with some goals and discuss the ones they believe the board could accomplish. All board members agreed. According to Superintendent Raegan White, because January is ‘Board Recognition Month’ he read a proclamation at the meeting praising all the

BY Susan Basta Brown County Safe Communities The Brown County Safe Communities Coalition and Southern Hills Career & Technical Center (SHCTC) will be co-sponsoring the county’s fifth annual Mocktails Contest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 9 in the SHCTC Multi-Purpose Room. A “mocktail” is a non-alcoholic drink that can be safety served at any party or festive event. We have the Mocktails Contest to raise public awareness about the importance of not drinking and driving during the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday festivities, and to show that party drinks need not contain alcohol to be enjoyable. Any agency, organization, or group based in Brown County is invited to participate in the competition, and the public is also invited to attend and sample the Mocktails. A random sample of those attending will even be asked to cast votes for their favorites! And as mentioned above, this year’s contest will have a St. Pat’s Day theme and will be focused on drunk driving prevention for the March 17 weekend, as traditionally there

Beginning Friday, January 13, 2012, girls in Brown County will begin taking Girl Scout cookie orders. All Girl Scout Cookie Sale proceeds stay in the community. Girl Scout cookies are made by Little brownie Bakers and are available in six flavors: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-SiDos and new this year is a lemon wedge cookie called Savannah Smiles, which pays tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. All are on sale for $3.50 a box. For more information call (513) 489-1025 or (800) 5376241 or visit

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“The school board is a strong advocate for public schools,” he added, “and they are responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the public’s expectations to the district.” In other business the board approved the creation of a finance committee to be made up of the superintendent, the treasurer, the board president and a member to be appointed by the board. Board member Betty Rowlands was appointed to the committee. White reported to the board

that the state of Ohio has received additional money in the Race to the Top Grant. The funds will be targeted to early childhood learning improvements according to White. Following a short executive session the board approved board member Jim R. Holden as the Southern Hills JVS board representative for 2012. The next meeting of the Fayetteville-Perry Local School District was set for February 16 at 6 p.m. with a special work session day set for February 10 at 8 a.m.

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board members. “School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools,” White began, “It’s time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.” White read a prepared statement which included comments about all the many personal sacrifices board members make and what an important role they play in assuring local control over public schools. He then handed out appreciation certificates from the Ohio School Boards Association.

Meet the candidates on Jan. 28 The Brown County Tea Party is sponsoring a Meet The Candidates on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel, Mt. Orab. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.

have been numerous alcoholrelated crashes during this holiday. Those entering the Mocktails Contest will get the chance to show off their “creative juices” (and perhaps sense of humor as well, as costumes and decorations are also encouraged, although certainly not required). Each participating agency or group will need to bring its Mocktail drink for sampling and set up a booth/display to promote the prevention of drunk driving. And we’re not completely sure about this, but we’re guessing that there will be a lot of green drinks to sample! So if you want to have some fun, show your support

munities (BCSC) is a participant in the Ohio Safe Communities program, which was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio. Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety/Office of Criminal Justice Services--Traffic Safety Section, BCSC is administered by HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati AHEC Program. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 East State Street, Georgetown, OH.

Win $1,000 in campaign sign contest, Brush taking aim at Ohio 2nd District seat Tony Brush, Republican Congressional Candidate for Ohio 2nd District, invites citizens to win up to $1,000 by creating a sign for his campaign. Tony believes that power should be returned to the people. Most campaigns are run like the federal government, asking for your money and then deciding how to spend it. Tony is encouraging the citizens of the Ohio 2nd Congressional District to create signs for his campaign, and offering them a chance to win up to $1,000. The sign contest starts January 17, 2012 at 7 a.m. and will end on

March 6, 2012 at 9 p.m.. Winners will be announced on March 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. on Each county in the 2nd Congressional District will have one winner. There will be runners-up in 7 counties each receiving $500 and the grand prize winner in the eighth county will receive $1,000. The people will have the power to help decide the winners by Liking their signs posted to the Facebook Event, “Brush4Congress Sign Contest.” The eight Southwestern counties eligible for the prizes are as follows: Adams, Brown,

Clermont, Hamilton, Highland, Pike, Ross and Scioto. All signs must contain the words, “Brush for Congress.” Other judging criteria in the contest: 1) size of the sign; 2) location of the sign; 3) materials of the sign are made in America; 4) materials for the sign are made in Ohio; 5) materials for the sign are made in the 2nd Congressional District. Design a sign for Tony today and be a winner! For more information about this contest and Tony Brush please visit

ODOT seeking public comments As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed projects. Brown County – BRO-2216.50; PID: 84965 – An emergency slide repair project to correct landslide damage at the route’s 6.50 mile marker by relocating approximately 1,320 feet of the highway. The project will require 1.375 acres of permanent right of way, which is located in an agricultural field. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project, and no streams, rivers or watercourses will be affected. Highland County – HIG138-18.48; PID: 86715 – A bridge replacement project

over Clear Creek on S.R. 138 in Liberty Township. The existing bridge is a three-span continuous steel beam with a concrete deck and will be replaced similarly on integral abutments. No new right of way will be required, and no homes or businesses will be removed by the project. Jackson County – JAC-357.83; PID: 83653 – A slide repair project to stabilize an existing rock slope at the route’s 7.83 mile marker. The project will require approximately 4.68 acres of permanent right of way, which is located on steep, rocky slopes. No homes or businesses will be removed by the project, and no streams, rivers or watercourses will be affected. Additional information re-

garding these projects, including a complete project description, maps and plans sheets, is available online at Issues the public may wish to comment on include the effect of these projects on local residents, air quality, the local economy, and historic or cultural resources. Written comments should be submitted by February 1, 2012, or the deadline date that is posted on the web site, to: Greg Manson, Environmental Supervisor ODOT District 9 P.O. Box 467; 650 Eastern Avenue Chillicothe, Ohio 456701 E-Mail:

Plans to start Adams County Farmers’ Market Several groups have joined together to explore starting a farmers’ market in Adams County. The goal of the new

Brown County Health Dept. announces fees The Brown County Health Department would like to announce the 2012 food license fees. The Board of Health approved the cost analysis and resolution # 2012-74 at their January 10, 2012 meeting as an emergency. The fees approved for the 2012 licensing period are as follows: Level 1 - Less than 25,000 sq. ft. - $160.00 Level 2 - Less than 25,000 sq. ft. - $178.00 Level 3 - Less than 25,000 sq. ft. - $318.00 Level 4 - Less than 25,000 sq. ft. - $397.00 Level 1 - Equal to or greater than 25,000 sq. ft. $221.00

for drunk driving prevention, and promote a happy and safe St. Pat’s Day holiday weekend, please convince your office or organization to enter the Contest. For entry information, please call Sue Basta, Brown County Safe Communities Project Director, at HEALTH-UC at (937) 3784171 or email her at The deadline for registration is March 2. And if you can’t do a booth yourself, please come on out on that day and show your support for our event and its very important message. And remember--don’t rely on the luck of the Irish—designate a sober driver! Brown County Safe Com-

Level 2 - Equal to or greater than 25,000 sq. ft. $232.00 Level 3 - Equal to or greater than 25,000 sq. ft. $760.00 Level 4 - Equal to or greater than 25,000 sq. ft. $804.00 Mobile - $120.00 Temporary, per day $40.00 Vending - $33.25 Plan Review Fee 1/2 license fee, minimum of: - $100.00 A full copy of the resolutions is available at the Health Department. If you have any questions please contact the health department at (937) 378-6892.

farmers’ market is to provide consumers access to fresh, healthy, locally produced foods while also providing an outlet close to home for local food producers to direct market their products. With rising energy costs, it makes sense to create an opportunity for the community where the producers and consumers can come together to support each other. The informational meeting will be held on Southern State Community College’s Southern Campus located at 12681 US Route 62 Sardinia, OH 45171 January 26, 2012 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All local food producers are invited to attend the meeting. No definite plan have been made but the organizers are holding an informational meeting to help gather input from local food producers about the days and time of the market as well as the market management. The organizations holding this informational meeting include the Adams County Chamber of Commerce, Hope Springs, Ohio State University

Extension, Southern State Community College, and the Adams County Medical Center. Ohio currently ranks fifth in the nation for the numbers of farmers’ markets. And while many new markets have sprung up around the state, there is yet to be one in Adams County.

Fundraiser to be held at Wendy’s Brown County Relay For Life team, Riz Against Cancer, and Mt. Orab Wendy's team up to BASH out cancer. On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. Mt. Orab Wendy's will donate a portion of all sales to the American Cancer Society. Gather all your family, friends and neighbors and dine-in, carry-out or go thru the drive-thru and enjoy some great food for a great cause!


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New board president of Fayetteville Perry sets new goals

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Kathleen (Kathy) M. (nee McDaniel) Cadwallader, 68, Blanchester, died suddenly on Thursday, January 12, 2012. She was born April 6, 1943 in Covington, Ky., to the late Woodrow and Edith McDaniel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son James Ira Cadwallader. Kathy married Donald J. Cadwallader on January 13, 1962 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Blanchester. The couple had planned to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Florida with family and friends Kathy was a 1961 graduate of Blanchester High School and a 1984 graduate of Southern State Community College with an Associate Degree in Accounting. She was also a long time member of the Eagles 2222 ladies auxiliary and a member of Fastiques Car Club with her husband. She was also a devoted member of St. Martin's Church, also a member of the Blanchester Senior Citizens. She worked various jobs while raising her family in Clinton County. Kathy is survived by her husband, three daughters; Kimberly Schoner of Georgetown, Donna Cadwallader of Clarksville, Jennifer (Steve) Jarrell of Wilmington, six grandchildren; Megan Mell, Brittany Schoner, Dalton Florea, Austin Florea, Dakota Jarrell and Cheynne Jarrell, one great granddaughter Claire Elizabeth Mell, five brothers; Dan (Donna) McDaniel of Butlerville, Mark (Alice) McDaniel of Blanchester, Jeff (Nancy) McDaniel of Fontana, Cal., Jim McDaniel of Tipp City and Chris (Mary) McDaniel of Westboro. Also survived by three uncles and two aunts and also numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday January 21, 2012 at the St. Martin Chapel, St. Angela Merici Parish, 20864 St. Rt. 251 Fayetteville, OH 45118. Officiating is Ft. Jim Wedig Interment will be at Hamer Twp. Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to: • Hope Emergency, PO Box 214 Fayetteville, OH 45118. • Southern Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd, Georgetown, OH, 451217408. • Wounded Warriors Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517. • St. Jude's Hospital 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis TN US 38105. • American Diabetes Association 4555 Lake Forest Drive Suite 396, Cincinnati OH US 45242. • Shriners Burn Hospital 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati OH US 45229. The Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester, served the family.


Karen McCormick, 63 Karen McCormick, 63 of Georgetown, passed away Saturday January 14, 2012. She was born November 12, 1948, in Maysville, Ky., the daughter of Winona (Hamm) Tudor and the late Kenneth Newman Boyd. She was a caregiver-aid and member of the Trinity Christian Fellowship. Surviving her is her mother Winona Tudor of Russellville, 3 sons; Aaron Gay, Erik Gay and Tom Tumbleson all of Mt. Orab, 2 brothers; Kenneth Boyd of Plain City, Oh., and Rob Brownlee of Amelia, 1 sister; Ronna Boyd Tolle of Cincinnati, 5 grandchildren; Julia Gay, Anthony Gay, Madison Gay, Katlyn Tumbleson, and Abby Gay. Services were held Wednesday January 18, 2012 where Rex Schrolucke officiated. Burial followed at the Linwood Cemetery. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Gene V. Hammons, 68

Janet Louise (Harn) Watters, 73

Gene V. Hammons, 68 of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012. He was born April 18, 1943 in Cincinnati, the son of the late Leonard P. Hammons and Lauretta Mae Wilham. He was a boilermaker and attended the Hamersville Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his father in law; Otto Moore and 2 brothers; Ronald Hammons and Danny Ray Hammons. Gene is survived by his wife Judy Hammons of Russellville, mother in law; Edith Moore of Hamersville, 2 sons; Jason and wife Mona Hammons of Russellville, and Bob and wife Sandra Marksberry of Cincinnati, 1 daughter Sandi Hammons of Russellville, 1 sister; Donna Bryan of Cincinnati, 4 grandchildren; Morgan and husband Joe Gullett, Schyler Paul, Arley Hammons and Emily and husband Nick Vize, and 3 great grandchildren Services were held Monday, January 16, 2012 where Rev. Lloyd Hopper officiated. Burial followed at the Ash Ridge Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 State Rte 125, Hamersville, OH 45130, Russellville Life Squad, PO Box 187, Russellville, OH 45168 or Byrd Twp Fire Dept, 6460 Mulberry, Decatur, OH 45115 The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Janet Louise (Harn) Watters, 73, of West Union, Ohio, formerly of Fairborn and Dayton. She died Saturday, January 14, 2012. She was born May 12, 1938, in Dayton to the late James Elbert and Mary Elizabeth (Nelson) Harn. Janet is survived by one daughter, Sherri and Randy Edington of West Union; two sons, Shawn and Maite Watters of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Shannon and Judy Watters of Fairborn; former husband, James “Tex” Watters of Scioto County; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews. She was a former title clerk with Jack Huelsman Chevrolet; Steve Tatone Buick; and the former Langs Chevrolet, all in Fairborn. She was a former member of the American Bowling Congress, and a 1956 graduate of the John H. Patterson Co-op High School in Dayton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 5 p.m. at Turkey Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 8608 State Route 125, Friendship, Ohio, 45630. Ms. Watters was cremated. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

W. T. Wilson, 73 W. T. Wilson, 73, Hamersville, formerly of Hartwell died Monday, January 16, 2012. W.T. was born on March 29, 1938 in Argyle, Ky., to the late Marion Richard Wilson and Lorene (nee Brown) Goforth. In addition to his parents he was preceeded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister. He was the beloved husband of Sharon (nee Rayls) Wilson, loving father of Karen Y. (Charles) Broshears of Georgetown, and Keith Wilson of Reading, Oh., fatherin-law of Carol Lane of Moores Hill, Ind., dear grandfather of Zachary Wilson, Nicholas Wilson, Wendy Broshears, Daniel Broshears and Jesse Lane, great grandfather of Brooklyn, London and Brady, also survived by his constant companion Gain and a host of additional neices, nephews, cousins family and friends. He was a competition coon hunter for over 40 years, member of the Brown County Coon Club and the Owensville Coon Club, member and trustee of Mt. Orab United Wesleyan Church. Services were held Saturday Jan. 21, 2012. Memorial donations may be directed to the Mt Orab Wesleyan Church Building Fund. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Mary Elizabeth (Shirden) Martin, 69 Mary Elizabeth Martin, 69 of Pleasant Plain, Oh., died Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker. She was born April 19, 1942 in Maysville, Ky., the daughter of the late Carl and Myrtie (Germann) Shirden. She was also preceded in death by her husband in 2009, Nathan G. “Pete” Martin; one son, Jeffry Lee Martin and one brother, Pat Shirden. Mrs. Martin is survived by one son, Keith Martin and wife Cathy of Blanchester, four daughters - Debbie Martin of Bullhead, Az., Carol Meiers and husband Tom of Pleasant Plain, Julie Roosa of Milford, and Tina Martin of Mason, one daughter-in-law, Catherine “Cat” Martin of Milford, seven grandchildren Shannon and Tommy Meiers, Morgan and Jeremy Roosa, Joseph Vancleave and Kyle and Robbie Palmer; one sister, Janet Martin of New Hope, Penn., and one brother, Jim Shirden of Ft. Mitchell, Ky. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Oh., where Rev. Wayne Reveal will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow the funeral service in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Shirley Ann (Blackburn) Wilkinson, 73 Shirley Ann (Blackburn) Wilkinson, 73, of Rarden, Ohio, died Thursday, January 12, 2012. She was born March 23, 1938, in Lawshe in Adams County to the late Carl Edwin and Minnie Evelyn (Taylor) Blackburn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Eugene Wilkinson; two brothers, Jim Blackburn and Stan Blackburn; and one sister, Faye Newman. She is survived by daughter, Angie (Darren) White; two grandsons, Chad Thomas (Lora) Alexander and Mason Wayde White; two great grandsons, Caleb Roger and Cole Thomas; one great granddaughter, Cora RaeAnne, two brothers, Paul (Florence) Blackburn of Lebanon, and Roy (Mary) Blackburn of Dayton; one sister, June Blackburn of Kettering, and many nephews and nieces. She was the former coowner and operator of Honda of Rarden for forty seven years. She was a member of the Rarden Nazarene Church. She served as a board member and secretary, and assisted with the Bible School for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rarden Nazarene Church, 1651 Main Street, Rarden, Ohio 45671. Services were held on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Mrs. Wilkinson was cremated. An inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Everett A. Foley, 71 Everett A. Foley, 71, Bethel, Ohio, died on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Mr. Foley was preceded in death by his parents Linnie and Mildred Foley and was a member of the Bethel Nazarene Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty Beckelhymer Foley, 1 daughter, Cherran (David) Gaunt, 6 brothers: Fred Foley, Danny Foley, Mike Foley, Gary Foley, Kenny Foley, Tim Foley, 1 sister: Debbie (Mike) Watkins and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were at the Bethel Nazarene Church, on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Burial was at the Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel, Ohio. Memorials may be made to: The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214—0800. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

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Ruby A. (nee Lockaby) Court, 88 Ruby A. (nee Lockaby) Court, 88, Cincinnati, died January 16, 2012. Ruby was born September 9, 1923. Mrs. Court was the widow of George C. Court, sister of Betty Robinson, Fay Sullivan, Jewell, Roy and Paul Lockaby, sister-in-law of Shirley Sheff, also survived by nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday January 20, 2012 at Tate Township Cemetery S. East St. Bethel, Ohio. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Millie C. Sachs, 87 of Wellston, died Tuesday, January 17, 2012. She was a WWII veteran and a Corporal in the United States Women’s Army Corps. Millie was born July 14, 1924 in Van Buren County, Arkansas the daughter of the late Carlos and Luna (Stark) Crocker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband – Robert L. Brooks, two sisters – Euple and Eunice and four brothers – Roy, Eulas, Ted and Cam. Mrs. Sachs is survived by one daughter – Linda B. Graham and husband Andy of Wellston, Oh., one brother – Loyd Crocker and wife Joanne of Rock Falls, Ill., one sister-in-law – Jean Crocker of Conway, Ark., one brotherin-law – Lee Brooks and wife Marge of Modesto, Cal., former husband – Rex R. Sachs of California and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sachs confessed a faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior; therefore, her family is confident that she is now with her Lord. While she often struggled with the man-made rules of formal religion, she believed that love required action. If help was needed, help should be given-whether to family, neighbors or strangers. Memorial services were held Friday, January 20, 2012, at the Ohio Veterans Home Chapel in Georgetown, Ohio. Interment was in the Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Veterans Home or to the Stein Hospice c/o the Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Lucille White, 85 of Ripley, died Monday, January 16, 2012. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sardinia Church of Christ in Sardinia. Lucille was born August 5, 1926 in Wolfe County, Ky., the daughter of the late Robert and Nannie Ethel (Brewer) Spencer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin White in 1992, one daughter – Nancy Kay Burton, two sons – Kenneth A. and Donald G. White, one brother – Charlie Bill Spencer and one sister Geneva Spencer. Mrs. White is survived by six children – Wanda Forster and husband Jim of Franklin, Oh., Bob White and wife Ollie of Russellville, Sue Ellen Ray and husband Larry of Georgetown, Debi King of Lexington, Ky., Vicki Ostrander and husband Vern of Sardinia, and Marvin White of Sardinia, sixteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and one sister Jenny Williams of Middletown, Oh. Services were held Friday, January 20, 2012 where Rev. Kevin Hamilton officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Sardinia Church of Christ, 7130 Bachman Road, Sardinia, Ohio 45171. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.


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CROSS The book of Matthew presents Christ as King; the book of Mark presents Him as a servant; the book of John presents Him as God. It is in the book of Luke that Christ is presented as man. It is here in Luke 2 that we read the beautiful story of His birth. It was a fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy. Look with me in Luke 2:25 where we find a man named Simeon. The Bible tells us that he was just a devout man. Verse 26 tells us: “And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.” He was an old man and when he saw the child Jesus he took him in his arms and blessed God and said: “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.” Then Simeon said unto Mary: “...Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against...” This is very important information. Listen, Israel did fall in 70 A.D. The Romans completely over took them, burned the Temple, and sold the Jews as slaves. But now wait, it also says: “...and the rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign...” It is this sign that I want to talk about. As I thought about it, this thought came to mind: any well maintained city will have on the corner of a crossroad a sign which gives the name of the two streets, such as 14th and Elm. No matter which direction you come from, you can see the name. All around the world you have these signs. With that in mind, I looked up the word cross. The dictionary said a lot about that word. It started on the left page and covered the right page also. It talked about a bridge across a river, it talked about crossroads, it talked about crossword puzzles, it talked about all sorts of things pertaining to the word cross. But on the left page, the first definition of the word cross in the old Webster’s dictionary, was the cross where Jesus died. I believe the sign spoken of in verse 34 is the cross. In the Old Testament you have the Ten Commandments, five pertain to the relationship between God and


Kathleen (Kathy) M. (nee McDaniel) Cadwallader, 68

REV. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH man, those are verticle. The second five pertain to the relationship between men, those are horizontal. They form a cross. The cross is all the way through the Bible. Verse 34 said: “...and for a sign... against...” Go with me to Matthew 10:38: “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” Jesus was not talking about salvation. If you have not taken your cross and followed Christ then you are not worthy of Him. Jesus said it, not me. Now look at Matthew 16:24: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” You are to deny yourself. It is not you first, honey! Just pick up your cross, not someone else’s, and follow Christ. Put Him first! If you do not do that, then Jesus said that you are not worthy of Him. Again I say, He is not talking about salvation. Now watch; go to Matthew 27:32: “And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” In the process of Jesus carrying His cross, He fell beneath the weight. They took the cross and put it on Simon so that he could carry it the rest of the way. Golgotha was in front of them. The hall where Pilate washed his hands and said: “I am innocent of the blood of this just person...” was behind them. Pilate said: I am innocent. But there is not one person innocent of the blood of Jesus. It was our sin, as well as their’s, for which Christ Jesus was crucified. It was on that cross that Jesus said: “...Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do...” He died on that cross but rose again from the dead. Now that cross is a sign which stands at the crossroads of your life pointing to forgiveness and His name is visible to all who will look.

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Canter/ Fancher engaged Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fancher of Bethel would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Fancher, of Bethel to Matthew Canter, of Hamersville. Matthew is the son of Donnie and Tonya Canter of Hamersville. Brittany is currently employed at Felicity IGA and is majoring in Early Childhood Education at the University of Cincinnati while Matthew is currently employed at Cincinnati Milacron, Afton. Matthew and Brittany are both recent 2011 graduates from Western Brown High School. The couple plan to get married on September 8, 2012 The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Matt and Brittany on their engagement.

Whitacre graduates, to be stationed in New Mexico Lucas D. Whitacre graduated Basic Military Training from ‘Gateway To The Air Force’ Lackland Air Force Base, in Texas on Friday, October 14, 2011. Whitacre was part of an outstanding group of young men and women who stood proud during the coin ceremony acknowledging their accomplishments, held their heads high as they ran past cheering family and friends. They then marched as one, in perfect unison as they saluted those who had gone before them. Whitacre is about to graduate again from tech school. He will be stationed in New Mexico at Kirtland Air Force Base and assigned to the C130. Proud mother of Lucas Whitacre is Janet Lucas, Georgetown. He was a 2010 Western Brown graduate. The Brown County Press

Sanders from Hamersville; Emily Turner from Hillsboro; Samantha Baldwin, Rachel Baughey, Jason Haas, Karen Hill, William McCord, Theresa Rodgers and Kathleen Taylor from Mt. Orab; Maria Johnson, Ryan Meeker, Carolyn Mullins, Michaela Pitts, Kali Spires, Arthur Thomas and Laramie Wells from Russellville; Heidi Burns and Katharine Neu from Sardinia; Lisa Garrett, Julie Gray, Charity Hilgeman, Lisa Lynch and Jordan Puckett from Winchester. Named to the dean’s list were: Timothy Jodrey from Fayetteville; Courtney Esz and Alyssa Marino from Georgetown; Emily Bolender from Hamersville; Julia MacDowell from Lake Waynoka; Mallory Walker from Lynchburg; Zachary Bough, Maryann Brown, Kristy Collins, Stacey Cremer, Cecilia Green and Michael Keller from Mt. Orab; Caitlin Black and Bethany Throckmorton from Ripley; Danielle Beach-

ler, Gideon Meyer, Alyssa Morgan, Ryann Morse and Jeffrey Music from Russellville; Wyatt Chaney, Sheila Devilbliss, Cynthia Hodge, Lindsey Hopkins, Maria Jenkins, Erin Nance, Alisha Parker, Allison Poettker, Erica Shaffer, Sydney Yockey and Jessica Zile from Sardinia; Elizabeth Estep and Tara Wilson from Williamsburg; Cailee Christman from Winchester. Named to the president’s list from CLERMONT COUNTY were: Robert Watkins from Amelia; Kasey Durbin from Batavia; Michele Purcell from Hamersville; Michael Knabb from Sardinia and Laura Elbe from Williamsburg. Named to the dean’s list were: Bridgett Bowman from Batavia; Connie Bolar from Bethel; Regean North and Amber Payne from Georgetown; Micayla Daniel from Loveland; Michelle Arthur from Moscow; Stephanie Lawson and Joseph Wilhelm from Williamsburg.

Medical office classes offered at SHCTC Are you looking for a career in the medical office field? ? The Adult Education Department at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center is offering several courses in the medical office field that will help you develop the skills necessary to enter or grow your career path in the healthcare industry. A Medical Terminology class will begin Monday, January 23, 2012. In this course, component parts of medical terms- roots, prefixes and suffixes are presented and examined. Medical terms related to each bodily system, and the medical terms related to the

diseases and abnormal conditions of each system will be discussed. Abbreviations, laboratory tests and procedures will also be covered within this course. Medical Terminology class will meet Monday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m., for 10 weeks at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For cost information or registration, please contact Southern Hills Adult Education Department at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Remember: Education is not just for kids!


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RULH to hold special sale of old basketball uniforms Mentor program at Western Brown High School


RULH High School is having a “Blue Jay Special Sale”. Found in storage were years and years of old basketball uniforms, many dating back to the 70’s and 80’s. To clean out these areas, the RULH Building Leadership Team is offering these for sale at $5.00 per piece. Blue Jay jerseys, shorts, shooting shirts and warm-up pants in a variety of sizes and styles are included. These items will be offered at

the Boys games on Friday, January 20 vs. Eastern and again on Friday, January 27 vs. North Adams. Purchases can also be made at the High School office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. All proceeds from these sales will be used to support school wide positive behavior activities. Support your Blue Jays and the High School students with your purchase!

Chatfield College announces fall 2011 Dean’s List The following Brown County residents, listed by community, have been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at Chatfield College in St. Martin. Fayetteville - Ryan Burnett, Rosemary Fisher, Kaitlyn Howard, Samantha Julian, Cassandra Moore, James Reckers, Jr., Mellisa Roades, John Sawyers, Logan Stewart, Jennifer Wiederhold, John Wood.


Lorri Ballein, Brandon Blythe, Buffie Chappius, Michala Day, Mary Johnson, Jessica Porter, Emma Shreffler and Christa Young from Seaman; Leslie Carrier, Jaycee Cox, Pamela Gibson, Bryce Kramer and Amy Mahaffey from West Union; Monica Bales, Adam Foster, LeAron Foster, Brandon Johnson and Anthony Richendollar from Winchester. Named to the dean’s list were: Kyle Adams, Aaron Booker, Haley Davis, Tyler Peterson, Ashley Rose, Alexandra Taylor and JaCinda Thompson from Manchester; Alicia Adray, Nicole Alexander, Daniel Bryant, Brandy Evans, Victoria Garrison, Cierra Hendrickson, Alexandra Jones, Jordan Jones, Seth O’Bryant, Mariah Phipps, Marissa Phipps, Kayla Self, Mary Shumaker, Cindy Tolle and Hannah Ziegenhardt from Peebles; Megan Bailey, Candice Brown, Shawn Farkas, Garrett Gilliam, Morgan Hendrickson, Corey Pertuset, Alisan Sparks, Matthew Thatcher and Dustin Vaughn from Seaman; Zachary Bennington, Ashley Copley, Nichole Errington, Jenna Knauff, Emily McAdams, Jack McHone Jr., Kaitlyn Newman, Emily Riley, Karissa Shivener, Garrett Stevenson and Destiny Vanderpool from West Union; Brandon Alexander, Mason Bowman, Kathleen Cornett, Laynee Davis, Christopher Hilderbrand, Cody Jodrey, Corey Jodrey, Haylee Kendall, Karson Kendall, Shane Morrison, Jacqueline Shipley and Heather Stephenson from Winchester. Named to the president’s list from BROWN COUNTY were: Mitchell McManis from Bethel; Heather Burkenmeier, Tyler Maxwell, Angela Rios, Morgan Steele and Miranda White from Georgetown; Amy

Georgetown - Krisse Franklin, Danielle Marino, Amanda Mers, Kelly Wallace. Mt. Orab - Hannah Dunn, Tina Grant, Bradley Jones, Leah Niehaus, Vicky Osborne, Bryan Phillips. Ripley - Angela Long. Russelville - Zoe Doss. Sardinia - Kendal Clinton, Blake Frye, Ryan Frye, Avery Morgan.

Fancher on Fancher on Presidents List Deans List Danielle Fancher was recognized as being placed on the President’s List for the fall semester of classes at Miami University with a 4.0 GPA. She is currently a senior majoring in Early Childhood Education and will be graduating this December with a Bachelor’s degree. Danielle is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown High School.

Daniel Fancher was recognized as being placed on the Dean’s List for the fall quarter at the University of Cincinnati – Clermont. He is a junior at UC Clermont and is currently majoring in Criminal Justice. Daniel is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown High School.

This photo is of students who participate in a class called Peer Connections. They spend part of their day working with students with disabilities throughout the district. Back Row (l-R) Brandon Brown, Andrew Yockey, Taylor Hopkins, Logan Sutherland, Cody Wedmore, Heather McIntosh,Zaine Clark. Front Ros (l-R) Dara Howser, Jennifer Brunner, Courtney Otis, Kerissa Blank, Nikki Bauer, Heather Obermeyer. Not Pictured-Alli Morgan, Rachel Rhodes, Jordan Haggerty, Morgan Wright, Emily Bingaman,

Ohio State honor roll for 2011 autumn quarter Ohio State has also issued its honor roll for the autumn quarter, listing the names of graduating and undergraduate students who achieved high academic averages for their quarter’s work. Those honored received a grade point average of at least 3.5 (A = 4.0, B = 3.0, etc.) and were enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. An asterisk after a name indicates a 4.0 academic performance for the quarter. Kari Lynn Boyer, Blanchester, Eliese Marie Kendrick, Ripley, Jaymason Torres Shelton*, Blanchester, Eric G. Kinder, Ripley, Heather Lynn Duncan, Fayetteville, Lauren Kaye Clifton, Russellville, Andrew Tyler Gaither, Fayetteville, Cody Wayne Beucler,

Sardinia, Kenzie T. Moore*, Fayetteville, Kyle Matthew Caddell McDade, Sardinia, Timothy Andrew Ryan*, Fayetteville, Aaron K. Wendel, Sardinia, Susan Elizabeth Lad*, Georgetown, Megan Lindsay Sutherland, Williamsburg,

Tyler Brooks Turner, Georgetown, Heather Nicole Wallingford*, Georgetown, Paige Kristen Cooper, Winchester, Kevin Reid Gosche, Mount Orab, Jeremy Lee Green, Mount Orab, Ryan Patrick Wachowski, Mount

Orab, Sarah Bethany Craycraft, Mt. Orab, Blake Nichole Spitznagel, Mt. Orab, Austin Douglas Bahnsen Ripley, and Alexandra Marie Chamness, Ripley.



Southern State Community College has released its president’s and dean’s lists for academic excellence for Fall Quarter 2011. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 academic credit hours. Those who achieve the dean’s list are full-time students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Southern State Community College offers associate degree programs, certificate programs, bachelor’s degree completion through on-site partnership agreements, adult basic literacy courses and workforce training programs. With four campus locations— Fayette Campus in Washington Court House, Central Campus in Hillsboro, South Campus in Fincastle, and North Campus in Wilmington—Southern State provides close-to-home convenience and a supportive community experience. Delivering on its mission to provide an affordable, accessible, high-quality education, Southern State offers flexible scheduling with day, evening, weekend, online and hybrid courses, and a tuition rate that is one of the lowest in the state. To learn more, call 1-800-628-7722, email or visit Named to the president’s list from ADAMS COUNTY were: LeeAnn Shoemaker from Batavia; Megan Thomas from Latham; Chelsea Akers from Manchester; Amanda Austin, Shawna Beasley, Suzanne Dargavell, Anita Evans, Elizabeth Fernandez, Janet Fernandez, Haley Greene, Elizabeth Polley, Amanda Shiveley, Phyllis Unger, Joshua Wheeler and Austin Young from Peebles;



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McGill named to Dean’s List Jessica A. McGill – Fayetteville has been named to the Dean's List at Otterbein University for the Fall semester 2011. Students must be fulltime with a grade point average of at least 3.60 to qualify for the Dean's List. Otterbein University, an independent, liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is located in Westerville, Ohio.


MOMS NJHS donates to animal shelter The Mt. Orab Middle School National Honor Society sold paper bones for $.25 each to raise money for the Brown County Animal Shelter. The NJHS raised a little over $300.00 and were able to purchase leashes, collars, cleaning supplies, flea collars, de-wormer, and 75lbs. of dog food for donation. A representative from the shelter collected all donated items on Dec. 19th. They made a great contribution to their community!MM The National Junior Honor Society Officers are (from left to right) : Tyler Peace, Justice Moore, Maria Bohrer, and Brandon Butler.

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January, and by the time you read this, we will have completed the first of the two opportunities for private applicators to re-certify their pesticide license for 2012. The last local opportunity will be next Monday, January 23 at the Southern State Community College in Fincastle. Other details, including registration information, can be found below in the dates to remember. In addition to re-certifying, there is always some interested in obtaining a license. The license can be for private applicators or commercial applicators. Anyone purchasing or applying pesticides, other than for their own property, would most likely be required to have a commercial license. To check on this, contact the Ohio Department of Agriculture at (800) 282-1955. To obtain a license, you must pass some exams. The exams are given by the Ohio Department of Agriculture throughout the year. To see a list of all testing dates you can log onto . We will offer the two dates for exams locally in the next two months. The dates will be February 13 and March 12 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Old Y Restaurant, which is located on US 62 between SR 32 and Hillsboro at the intersection of US 62 and SR 321. Prior to the exams, I will offer a short study session to review for anyone interested. You do not need to call for the study session, but you are required to pre-register for the exams at the above web address or phone number. Testing locations are limited by ODA, so be sure to pre-register early. Annual Tobacco Production Meeting For the most part those who produce tobacco in Southern Ohio are in much better humor this year than they were a year ago. The crop has been much better, especially the marketing experience. I have tentatively scheduled a tobacco production meeting for late February. The location and some of the other details have not been finalized, but should be by the time next week’s article is written. I have two University of Kentucky To-

DAVID DUGAN bacco Specialist lined up for this meeting including Ag Economist, Dr. Will Snell, and Plant Pathologist, Dr. Kenny Seebold. I will also discuss the results of the local tobacco plots and field work done in the past couple of years in Southern Ohio. Master Gardener Training Do you like to garden? Are you interested in helping others? Do you like to volunteer to help others? Would you like to learn more about gardening? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, you may want to look into the OSU Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The training is designed to train those interested in becoming volunteers to help with community projects and other people with gardening. This is a 13 week class that includes over 50 hours of training from OSU Extension and others who specialize in such things as trees, plant diseases, insects, etc. You can read more about the program at We have scheduled a class to start on February 15 at Western Brown HS in Mt. Orab. The cost for the 13 week class includes a notebook and is only $150. In order to take the class and become a Master Gardener Volunteer, you will need to complete a background check, and you will need to register by February 10, 2012 at the Clermont Co. Extension Office (513) 7327070. The class schedule will be listed for those not interested in becoming a volunteer and just want to pick classes to attend if space is available. The cost for individual classes will be $30. Dates to Remember Pesticide Re-certification Pre-registration is required and will save you $10 on registration. The fee for re-certification is different from the fee to ODA. This fee is paid to OSU Extension for the class which includes publications and a meal. Pre-register, with payment at least 5 days prior to the class to save $10. The remaining date is Jan. 23,

call OSU Extension at (937) 378-6716. Mailing address is 325 W. State St. Bldg. B, Georgetown, OH 45121. Our surrounding counties offer Pesticide Re-cert on: Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in Ross; Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Pike; Feb. 15 in Fayette at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Clinton; and Feb. 29 in Clermont at 6:30 p.m. For other locations and dates you can go to . Gardening Educational Classes - These are open to the public: January 19 - Meditation Gardens; February 23 Starting Seeds; March 15 Flowers; April 18 - Container Gardening; and May 17-Herbs. Classes taught by OSU Extension Master Gardeners. Master Gardener Meeting/ Class - The Master Gardener Meetings for Adams, Brown, and Highland Counties for January will be held at Southern State Community College in Fincastle on January 23. The meetings will be held separately for each county group following the educational session which begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. January session will feature Brad Bergefurd discussing Garden Lay-out, Pruning, and Spraying Options. Similar meetings will be held in March and May with different subjects. Beef School - These sessions are offered statewide, and locally, starting January 26 at North Adams HS in Seaman, in the round room. The class will also be at North Adams on Feb-

March 1. Each class begins at 7 p.m. Please call the OSU Ext. in Highland Co. (937) 393-1918 to register for the program so we can make arrangements for space, no charge. Ohio River Valley Agronomy Day - The day is February 1, 2012 at the Mason Co. Extension Office in Maysville, Ky. There is no charge, but please RSVP at 606-564-6808 for meal count. Sheep and Goat School First session is scheduled for this regional type meeting on February 6, and will run for 4 sessions on the next 3 Mondays. The program starts at 7 until 9 p.m. The program will be offered in Wilmington at the OSU Extension Office (937) 382-0901 and in Athens at the OSU Ext. Office 740-593-8555. Annie’s Project To read details about Annie’s Project, log onto: html We are planning to offer this program starting on February 29 in Mt. Orab, in the Community Room at Western Brown HS. The class will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program is being offered through OSU Extension in Clermont, Adams, Brown and Highland Counties. There will be more details in coming weeks. For more information you can call your local OSU Extension Office or e-mail Gi Gi Neal at or David Dugan at

Catholic Rural Life Conference to be held on February 9 The Catholic Rural Life Conference of the St. Martin Deanery will hold its regular meeting on Thursday evening, February 9, 2012. On the agenda is a discussion of what positions we should take with regard to the 2012 Farm Bill which is already being discussed in Congress. The meetings are open to anyone who shares our goals of bringing a Christian perspective to life in rural areas, preserving

our rural heritage and working to promote dialogue between rural and urban leaders. The meeting will be held at St. Mary’s church hall in Arnheim at 7 p.m. For directions or more information, call Pat Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 (day) or (937) 378-4560 (evening). For further information call Patrick Hornschemeier 937378-4769.

Chief Caudill of the Winchester Police Department reports that on Monday, January 16, 2012 Officers Benjamin and James received a call of a reckless operation on SR 136. The officers along with Chief Caudill located the vehicle and made a traffic stop at the 1st Stop on State Route 136 after receiving consent to search Chief Caudill located a plastic containing 3 grams of heroin and 25 capsules used to package heroin for sale as well as numerous other drug paraphernalia. The driver, Justin Conley, 31 of Manchester and passenger, Jared Shivener, 28 of Manchester were arrested and transported to ACSO and charged with Trafficking in

Heroin. Also subject to forfeiture is the suspect vehicle and $490 cash. The street value of the heroin that was recovered is over $750. Chief Caudill request that anyone having information regarding any criminal activity in the Village of Winchester please call the police department at (937) 695-5502.



Last local pesticide recertification class on January 23 Winchester Police make 2012 at 5:30 p.m. The class will ruary 16. The class will meet at Pesticide Applicator be at Southern State Comm. Hillsboro HS in the Voc. Ag Heroin bust on on SR 136 Education and Exams College in Fincastle. To register classroom on February 9 and As we get to the middle of

Retirees to meet Brown County General Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at Lake Manor in Mt. Orab on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m.





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cense. Nobody knows we’re here. When we went for all our permits, we were told we were in Perry Township, not Fayetteville. But Fayetteville is in Perry Township. “And on the tax map, they didn’t even know that Creekwood Mall existed, and there are eight businesses in there.” Shaw went on to express his frustration until Mayor Vilvins turned to Potts and asked for her opinion. Potts asked the visitors for the address they were presently operating under and agreed to make a visit to the map office and find out the problem.

“This may take a few days,” Potts said, “Now the matter of the liquor license is a private matter that the village has no involvement. It will have to be put on the November ballot for a vote. “But in regard to the address, the engineer assigns addresses and it sounds like somewhere there has been a gap in sharing information.” The property where the mall sits was annexed into the village in November 2004. During Police Chief Randy Carson’s report, he told council that his department would have Wi-Fi cards in place, and up and

running by February and would be turning in all cell phones from his department. “I am also very happy about the new tower going up in Mt. Orab that will greatly improve our radio communication capability,” Chief Carson said. “We probably won’t even need our car radios, we should be able to hit that tower with our portables.” The Marcs communication tower should be completed with a building by April 2012. According to Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount, his department has been working with the Communications Center since 2010 to have the tower erected.

Other actions taken by council included: • had third reading of an ordinance establishing new rates for water service to the village, its inhabitants and other users which included a 3% increase; • heard updates from Craig Rosselott, zoning inspector, concerning upcoming grants for the village; • agreed to contact Rumpke about lowering the garbage rate to the village now that so many old houses have been torn down. • approved the Police Chief Carson to purchase two more laptop computers.

Annexation issues arise once again for Sardinia CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 meeting.’ After reviewing the information presented by Bumbalough, board president Martin Yockey asked how there could be an annexation out where the soccer field was located just west of the school since it was owned by Washington Township. Bumbalough told Yockey that any part of the area could be annexed. He added that the township would still own the land. Yockey then asked what the benefits would be for the school if it was annexed into Sardinia. “There will be a lot of benefits to the school, including police protection which will be available during school hours,” Bumbalough said, “and there’s also the benefit that because the school is now out of the village they are paying 60 percent more for water and sewer and that percentage will be eliminated. And a s part of the village we will also be responsible for cleaning the roads.” Following Bumbalough’s comments school board member Brian Garrett remarked, “You mentioned we already approved this annexation two years ago? I don’t recall any of that.” To that Yockey stated that

it had been signed off on when they brought the sewer line out to the school but the board had never actually approved it. Board treasurer Kevin Kendall agreed to have the schools attorney look at the issue and get back with Mayor Bumbalough who told the board he had to have a response by the second week of February. The issue of annexation was not a new topic to several of the school board members since it became a pressing

issue back in March 2009 when the Brown County Commissioners held a public hearing and heard from at least 130 people for over three hours about the pros and cons of an annexation. Washington Township Trustee Janie Wills attended that 2009 meeting and said the biggest concern of the trustees was that the township has had zoning since 1988 but the Village of Sardinia has no zoning. She said that the lack of zoning would affect the residents of the

township as well as neighboring residents. A huge majority of the people at the meeting were opposed to the annexation. Several weeks later the commissioners unanimously rejected the annexation of the school as well at the 105.609 additional acreage in the township. The village appealed the decision of the commissioners on May 22 in brown County Common Pleas Court but the court upheld the commissioner’s decision.

Ohio Secretary of State visits Mt. Orab, notes area growth CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 section, there are just under 40 businesses employing more than 800 people and representing more than 45 million dollars in private investment.” Lunsford concluded by mentioning Netbraze and PJ Trailer, and the approximately 250 jobs those two companies were bringing to Mt. Orab. When Husted began speaking, he said his office is focused on making it as easy as possible to start a business in Ohio. “We are the first place people come when they want to start a business. We should make that process as easy and painless as possible”. He continued, saying that

he was seeing a new sense of optimism in the state. “I’m starting to feel like businesses are beginning to turn the corner. More of them that I talk to are talking about hiring these days. We’ve got to knock down every barrier to job creation that we can to make it easier for people to be successful.” Following his presentation, Husted spoke to the Press, saying that he was impressed by Mt. Orab and Brown County. “There is a lot economic growth happening here and there is a reason for it. It is a great reflection on the leadership, the work ethic and the people of Brown County.” Husted also said that he

was making an effort to visit each of Ohio’s 88 counties. “I don’t learn anything sitting in my office. I learn things from being out and talking about real people about what’s going on in their daily lives.” He concluded by saying that he is hearing good news from many business owners around the state. “This is the first time in many years that just about everyone I talk to is enthusiastic about the future of their business. When you have businesses getting orders, eventually they have to hire people to fill those orders.” Husted concluded his visit to Brown County with a tour of P.J. Trailer in Mt. Orab.

2012 fair managers convention 2011 Ohio Fair Queen, Lara Staples, passed her crown over to Stark County Madison Weber at the 2012 Fair Managers Convention. Talking to fair board directors from all over the state we were told about Lara’s contributions as Queen to their county fair. Everyone was so impressed with her accomplishments (95 fairs, 18,000 miles, 8 days at the state fair, and 2 out of state fairs) personality and her smile. We would like to thank Lara for representing Brown Co. and hope all her dreams come true. At the awards banquet our own Becky Cropper won the Fair Supporter Award for District Four. We enjoyed another great convention with many new ideas and many topics of fair business covered by the state of Ohio. Well I have to brag on my friend Bob Hardyman again this year. He has signed Aaron Tippin as our Tuesday night entertainment. Aaron’s songs include Where the stars and stripes and the eagles fly, Kiss this, Ain’t nothing wrong with the radio, and you’ve got to stand for something just to name a few. At the convention we saw many entertainers perform and we were impressed with a new performer Chris Higbee. A Charley Daniel style per-

DENNIS BROUGHTON former Chris is going to be the opening act for Aaron Tippin at the Brown County Fair. We hope to see you Tuesday night enjoying a night of great entertainment in the center ring. Thanks also to the Brown Co. Pork Producers for helping sponsor the entertainment on Tuesday Night. Last year, at the N.T.P.A. Summer Tractor Pull and at the Brown Co. Fair you may have noticed a new booth selling Kentucky Whoopie Pies. This year they are helping to sponsor our Summer Pull and the Fair Pull. The Kentucky Whoopie Brown County Summer Nationals will be held on July 6 & 7 2012. Write these dates on your calendar and check out our Website: for all the details. Many of us watch R.F.D. television for shows, sales, and Tractor Pulls. Bob Neal has the Summer Tractor Pull ad on the sides of the sled at the N.T.P.A. Tractor Pulls you’ll watch this year. Hope to see you at the pull

this summer and again the last week of September at the Little State Fair. Some early decisions made by the fair board are: The theme for the 2012 Brown Co. Fair is: Celebrate our Past, Imagine our Future. The camper fee for this year is being raised to $200.00 but you receive 2 season passes with your camper fee. I’m not going to do trivia about the fair this year but if you would like to know about the history of our fair get the book The Big Story of the Little State Fair. The 2012 Brown Co. Fair is September 24 - 29. Our Web Page is: Our E-Mail is: Phone: 937-3783558 Fax: 937-378-1361. See you at the fair.

Senior Citizens Club to meet The Brown County Senior Citizens Club will meet on Wednesday, January 25 at l2 noon at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. Potluck luncheon will be followed by our semi-yearly auction. All members are asked to bring items for the auction.

STERLING TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2012 MEETING DATES Sterling Township meetings are held in the Sterling Township Hall, located at the corner of Eastwood and Greenbush West Rd., and begin at 5:00 p.m. List of scheduled dates: January 30, February 20, March 26, April 30, May 21, June 18, July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, December 17, 2012. Please contact one of the Trustees or Fiscal Officer 10 days prior to the meeting to be placed on the agenda. Please visit Township website for more information: Trustees: Joe Horton 513-724-3340 Barb Watson 513-304-0141 Kathy Dingus 937-444-4885 Marilyn Lawrence, Fiscal Officer 513-724-1354



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Celia Potts assured council that there was no problem as long as the village owned vehicle stayed in the village. Council approved the purchase of gravel for the village park that would take around 60 tons and cost $9.95 per ton plus $5 for hauling. The total cost would be $897 and the work will be done by Roberts Paving. Committees for 2012 were assigned during the meeting


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Brown County Genealogy Society celebrates 35th


The Brown County Genealogy Society celebrated their 35th Anniversary in October with their annual Family Heritage Day. With over 30 members and guests some attending from as far away as Illinois and Connecticut. The guest speakers Gary Knepp, Clermont County Historian, Professor, Author and Mr. Mitch Katz of the Mary P. Shelton Library, were well received, very interesting and very informative. The highlight of the luncheon each year is the recognition of society members who have traced their family back to the First Families of Brown County. This year the society recognized 7 members who had proven that their ancestors were living in Brown County prior to 1820. Society V. P. Donna Skinner gave a brief history of Brown County and First Family Chairperson, Lee Ann Pritchard, presented each of the following members with a certificate and lapel pin. The 2011 First Families of brown County are John Wilson, Bea Barger, Marilyn Schirmer, Sharon Stevens and Clifford Neal. Also recognized but unable to attend was Douglas Neal of Vermont and Richard Neal of North Carolina. To date the Genealogy Society has recognized 126 members who have traced their families back to when Brown County became a county. Another noteworthy event of the day is the drawing for the free one year membership. The name is drawn from all those who signed up at the societies booth at the Brown County Fair. The winner of this years free


First families of Brown County are Chairperson Lee Ann Pritchard, John Wilson, Bea Barger, Marilyn Schirmer, Sharon Stevens, Clifford Neal, V.P. Donna Skinner.

membership is Ruth Browning of Georgetown. Everyone is looking forward to meeting Ruth and welcoming her as their newest member. The Society held their annual breakfast on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the Country Inn Restaurant in Georgetown, formerly the Fireside with 14 members and guests attending. The Brown County Genealogy Society had a very successful and productive year. The membership grew bringing the current membership to just over 200. The society would like to thank all of the members who have so graciously donated their time, money and research materials. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Cliff Neal and Mr. Eddie Weeks for their extremely generous support throughout the year. This year the Society was able to purchase a new copier and a magic wand scanner. The

unteer staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting researchers in their hunt for their history. The small but mighty library is truly an asset to Brown County. Located at the corner of Cherry and Apple Streets in the ‘Old Jail’ behind the prosecutors office in Georgetown. Hours are Thursday and Saturday 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call during library hours at (937) 3782746 or by email to

hand held scanner will be very useful in copying articles from old newspapers which are very heavy and very fragile. As always the Society is constantly adding new books and records to their library, which would not be possible without the help and support of their members. 450 researchers from 30 states stopped by the brown County Genealogy Library in 2011. Some traveling from as far away as California, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Maine and Rhode Island. A great place to spend an afternoon, the library is almost bursting at the seams with the research materials needed to trace your family history back to the Civil War and beyond. Inside you will find it is jam packed with hundreds of family files and histories, local, state, national and international records and research aids. The dedicated vol-

their mortgages; and • Homeowners who are unemployed and underemployed may receive full mortgage payments for up to 15 months or $20,000. "Each of these program enhancements will help further the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's efforts in assisting thousands of Ohio homeowners struggling to maintain possession of their homes," said OHFA Executive Director Doug Garver. "OHFA has worked tirelessly not only to help Ohioans open the doors to an affordable place to call home, but to stay in the homes they have worked so hard to obtain. OHFA remains dedicated to helping Ohio's homeowners achieve and sustain the dream of homeownership." Since the implementation of the program on September 27, 2010, the program has assisted more than 3,900 home-

SSCC Board of Trustees to meet The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees will meet beginning 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, through 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Murphin Ridge Inn, 750 Murphin Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio. The meeting is open to the public.


Officials lose appeal, case back in court CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “My anticipation is that we will decide as a group whether to appeal the decision to the State Supreme Court or whether to return to Common Pleas Court as the case progresses”, said Michael Kelly, Attorney for Ward-Tackett. John Woliver, Attorney for Miller, said “This case could have public policy implications on what employees have to do when faced with an administrative investigation. There are significant questioned raised by the ruling and there is much to review.” The decision itself runs 49 pages, with Little saying it was “one of the largest and most complicated decisions she had seen in a while.” She continued, “This deals with state agencies and could affect their policies, so I can

easily see where this would be a case that the Ohio Supreme Court would take”. She also said she was ready to proceed with the case in court. “I’m looking forward to moving forward with the case. It’s been going on long enough and we need to get it resolved.” She added that she hoped that Lehman, Ward-Tackett and Haines would not be placed on paid administrative leave again, saying “Something needs to be done to protect the taxpayer.” You can read the full 49 page appeals decision at the 12th District Court website at . Click on the search button, then click on the “search our decisions” link, and then click on the link for “State vs. Graham”, posted on Jan. 17.

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Free dinner in Mt. Orab The Mt. Orab United Methodist Church is hosting their Free Community Dinner on Saturday, January 28 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at the corner of Elm Street and state Route 68, Mt. Orab.

OHFA announces changes to the state's foreclosure prevention program In an effort to assist more Ohioans at risk of mortgage loan default or foreclosure, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) recently announced new changes to the state's foreclosure prevention program. Enhancements to Restoring Stability: A Save the Dream Ohio Initiative are designed to expand eligibility to reach more Ohio homeowners. Administered by OHFA, the Restoring Stability program helps homeowners with financial hardships including unemployment, reduced wages or hours, death of a spouse, increased medical expenses or divorce. Under the recent changes, more unemployed and underemployed Ohioans may be eligible for mortgage assistance. Other changes to the program include: • An increase in the amount of liquid assets a homeowner may have; • Homeowners residing in manufactured homes titled as real estate are now eligible; • Homeowners who have a discharged Chapter 7 are now eligible even if they did not reaffirm their mortgage, subject to approval by their mortgage servicer; • Homeowners who have missed mortgage payments but are now able to make payments on their own may access up to $25,000 to reinstate


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owners at risk of loan default or foreclosure. Through agreements with more than 200 mortgage servicers, OHFA has distributed more than $31.2 million in mortgage payments, making Restoring Stability one of the largest foreclosure prevention programs in the nation. OHFA was allocated $570.4 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) to implement the program. Homeowners may apply for the program online at or by calling the toll free hotline at 888-404-4674. For more information, contact Arlyne Alston at 614-3872863 or at

AARP offers a free tax help and preparation service, run by volunteers, answers most of the tax issues faced by low and moderate-income taxpayers and older Americans. Starting in February and continuing thru March volunteers will be at Brown County, Adams County and Highland County Senior Centers to prepare tax returns. For an appointment call Brown County at (937) 3786603, Adams County at (937) 544-7459 and Highland County at (937) 393-4745. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation offered in conjunction with the IRS.


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G’town Cub Scouts goes skating, plans pinewood derby The Georgetown Cub Scouts Pack 304 enjoyed an afternoon of roller skating on January 15, 2012 at the Maysville Roller Rink. The scouts learned how to properly skate, skating techniques, and played games. Each scout attending earned the roller skating belt loop and pin. Popcorn sale awards were also presented to those scouts who sold popcorn. Scouts attending were: Jeremy Ackley, Michael Black, Clayton Caldwell, Mason Caldwell, Logan Creighton, Tanner Dalton, Logan Day, Connor Everson, Brandon Freimuth, Lowell Gilliam, Danny Houk, Dalton Jenkins, Hunter McMullen, Logan Owens, Jonathan Robinson, Mark Smith, Matthew Smith, Logan Sturgill, Austin Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Blake Tolle, and Kristofer Young. Pack 304 always welcomes new member. If you are interested in joining, please call 378-3682. The pack is planning a pinewood derby, Blue and Gold Banquet and camping for the spring.


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Secretary Husted announced the list of candidates for U.S. Senate and Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court that have been certified for Ohio’s March 6 primary election ballot. Included below is a listing of those U.S. Senate and Ohio Supreme Court candidates who were certified by the Secretary of State’s office. Presidential and congressional candidates will be certified by January 11, 2012. For U.S. Senate Democratic Party Sherrod Brown Write-In: Mark A. McGinnis Green Party Write-In: Joseph Rosario DeMare Write-In: Anita Rios Libertarian Party Write-In: John Fockler Republican Party David W. Dodt

Donna K. Glisman Eric LaMont Gregory Josh Mandel Michael L. Pryce Write-In: Russell P. Bliss, Jr. For Justice of Ohio Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-1-13) Democratic Party Robert W. Price Republican Party Terrence O’Donnell For Justice of Ohio Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1-2-13) Democratic Party Fanon A. Rucker Republican Party Robert R. Cupp For Justice of Ohio Supreme Court (Unexpired Term Ending 12-31-14) Democratic Party Yvette McGee Brown Republican Party Sharon L. Kennedy



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Purity Conference to be held at St. Patricks School St. Patrick’s School is holding a Purity Conference, “BE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY” on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the school. The conference starts with Mass at 8:45 a.m. and closes with Adoration and Benediction at 2:50 p.m. Tom Hummer will begin the morning event addressing Catholic teens on the issue of mass media and its effect on culture. Emily Bissonnette and Courtney Brown from Ruah Woods

will speak on Theology of the Body for Teens. In the afternoon, the speakers will conduct a Q&A session about dating. A Christian Band, “Last Day” will perform. Cost is $10.00 per adult or non-students. which includes event and lunch. For further information, contact Father Matt Cushing at (606) 564-5949. St. Patrick’s School is located at 318 Limestone St. Maysville, Ky.

Used Car Rates Writer’s Group to hold Starting at public poetry reading The Brown County Writer’s Group welcomes the public to attend its first public poetry/literary reading Saturday, February 18 at The Bardwell Winery in Mt. Orab. Members of the group along with guests from The New Richmond Writer’s Group and other local writers invite you to share in a very special night of poetry and prose.

The event is being hosted by Gayle and Randy Weddell, owners of The Bardwell Winery at 720 North High Street in Mt. Orab. The winery opens at 4 p.m. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. For more information contact Michelle Klosterman at (513) 659-8822 or Lawrence Parlier at (513) 427-4211

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ODOT to accept applications for Safe Routes to School Projects The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently accepting applications for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects across Ohio. The program provides federal funding for projects that will make it safer and more appealing for children in kindergarten through eighth grade to walk or ride their bikes to school. “The goal of Safe Routes to School is to combine health and fitness with safety,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “It’s an opportunity to work closely with schools and communities to create a healthy lifestyle for our children.” The program has funded approximately $31 million in 400 projects since it began in 2004. Projects have included education, planning, sidewalks, pedestrian and bike paths, crosswalks, traffic calming, and bike racks. SRTS is federally funded through the Federal Highway Administration, which means state and local applicants are not required to match funds. A minimum of 10 percent and a maximum of 30 percent of Ohio’s allocation must be used for education, enforce-

ment and encouragement. This year, ODOT rolled out its “Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe” educational campaign. The campaign’s purpose is to educate Ohio’s 1.2 million, their families, teachers, and school officials about appropriate safety practices for walking and bicycling to school. Ohio’s First Lady, Karen Waldbillig Kasich, who serves as ambassador for Ohio’s SRTS program, and the “AllOhio Safe Routes to School Show Choir” produced a music video titled “Be Safe Out the Door” to promote the benefits of walking and biking to school. The video can be viewed at: “I believe that active kids are healthy kids,” said Waldbillig Kasich. “Biking and walking are activities that children can do that not only provides them health and fitness benefits but it has also been shown that physical activity before and after school improves their academic performance.” Likely applicants will be state, local and regional agencies including nonprofit organizations.

The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or road closures along the state and federal highway system within Brown County. For additional weather-related travel information or road construction and maintenance projects throughout the state, visit, All work will take place during daytime, business hours Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated. • Operations for a bridge replacement project on C.R. 21 (White Oak Valley Road) at

T.R. 32 (McCall Road) have been suspended for the winter months, and the route is open to traffic. The scheduled completion date is July 31, 2012. • S.R. 221 is reduced to one lane due to a slip. Traffic is being maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. • U.S. 52 is reduced to one lane at the 16.02-mile marker, between T.R. 232 (Logan Gap Road) and T.R. 573 (Three Mile Creek Road), just east of Ripley, for an emergency slide repair project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one 10-foot lane with temporary signals.



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Lady G-Men start strong, withstand Lady Bronco rally for win By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press For much of the first three quarters last Saturday night the Georgetown girls basketball team was in control. Hosting county rival Western Brown, the Lady G-Men jumped out to an early lead with strong defense and patiently executed offense and looked to be cruising to their 12th straight win to open the season. But the Lady Broncos had other ideas for the final quarter. Thanks to strong pressure defense, the Lady Broncos quickly cut into the Lady GMen lead until they were within striking distance -- down just six points after being down 16 to start the quarter -- with a minute and a half left. Despite the valiant final quarter effort, it was not to be for the Lady Broncos. The Lady G-Men scored the final eight points as they went on to capture that 12th straight victory by a score of 54-41. “They cut it down to six and we kept our composure there,” Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper said. “We made some big free throws at the end. We were happy. It was a good experience for us to be in that type of game where the momentum changes like that.” For as good as the Lady

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Becca Whitaker looks to make a pass during the Lady G-Men’s win over Western Brown last Saturday night.

Broncos played in the second half -- particularly in that fourth quarter -- they seemed to play just the opposite in the first half. “It was a very slow first half. We might have been a little star struck that first half,” Western Brown coach Kyle Fender said. “But I thought the second half we played extremely hard and found a lot of success.” Coming out of the halftime break, the Lady Broncos

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Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper poses with senior guard Casey Carter after the Lady G-Men’s win over Western Brown last Saturday night. During the second half of the win, Carter scored her 1,000th career point. She became just the fifth Lady G-Men player to eclipse the barrier. She joins Kelly Benintendi, Heidi Daulton, Jill Cropper and Heather Meranda Utter in the 1,000 point scorers club.

seemed to find their confidence. Initially, however, the Lady G-Men were hesitant to give up their 16 point halftime lead. The two teams traded baskets the entire third quarter, which allowed the Lady G-Men to keep their 16 point lead, 4125, intact as they entered the final period. As the quarter started the Lady Broncos unleashed what would become a game changer -- their full court pressure. It quickly got results as Morgan Wright converted a layup off a Lady G-Men turnover against the press. The basket got Western Brown within 41-27 with 6:26 left. Having struggled against the pressure for the first two minutes of the quarter, Cropper called a timeout to settle his team down. It seemed to work, too, as Madison Pack corralled offensive rebounds on back-to-back possessions following the timeout and was fouled each time. She hit three of the four free throws to put the Lady GMen back on top by 17, 44-27, with 4:59 left. “I’ve got to give big credit to Madison Pack. She did a great job that fourth quarter,” Cropper said. “She got some huge rebounds and stickbacks for us. She helped us stem the tide right there.” But then the Lady Broncos assumed the momentum after Kylie Garrett hit a 3-pointer to bring the Lady Broncos within 14, 44-30, with 4:50 left. Teammate Ty Henry then took advantage of Lady GMen turnovers. She first con-

verted a fast break layup before she, again, got behind the Lady G-Men defense and was fouled. Her two free throws got the Lady Broncos to within 10, 4434, with a little over four minutes remaining. “We got more aggressive defensively which leads to more aggressive offense,” Fender said of the Lady Broncos turnaround. “We wanted to attack the basket all game but we kind of waited until the second half to start attacking the basket. That’s where almost of our points came from -- either getting to the foul line or getting a layup.” Western Browns aggressive play continued as Delayne Seigla cut into the lead when she stole a Lady G-Men pass and was fouled on her layup attempt. After hitting one of two free throws, the Lady Broncos deficit was down to single digits. Henry, once again, cut that deficit even further after she grabbed a Lady G-Men turnover and raced the other way for a layup. With the attacking Lady Bronco defense forcing turnovers that were leading straight into points, the Lady G-Men held just a 44-37 lead with 2:40 left after Henry’s bucket. “They did a good job with their traps and presses,” Cropper said. “We didn’t handle (it) as well as we need to. There’s no question their pressure bothered us some. (But) a lot of, at times, was our passing. We didn’t do a very good job at pass faking and seeing people.” Fittingly, it was Casey Carter -- who earlier in the second half became the fifth Lady G-Men player to score 1,000 career points -- who seemed to slow down the Lady Broncos momentum. Her floater pushed Georgetown back in front by nine, 4637, with 2:25 left. After Garrett attacked the paint and converted a layup, the Lady G-Men had a chance to keep the Lady Broncos down with free throws but Jesse Kidwell and Becca Whitaker missed two of the three free throws. The Lady Broncos took advantage of the opportunity as Amber Dowd converted a layup to cut the Lady G-Men lead to just six, 47-41, with 1:31 left. But the Lady G-Men’s key players stepped up and made big plays when they were needed most. Kidwell -- who scored a game high 21 points -- quickly

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Western Brown’s Ty Henry drives to the basket during the Lady Broncos game at Georgetown last Saturday night.

pushed the host’s lead back to eight as she converted a layup as she was fouled. Despite missing the foul shot, the Lady G-Men lead was 49-41. Then the combination of Pack -- who scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds -- and Whitaker put the Lady Broncos away. Pack grabbed one of her four offensive rebounds -- she corralled a missed one and one free throw -- and got the putback to go despite the heavy traffic in the lane. Then Whitaker hit two free throws with 25.3 seconds left to seal the win. “We beat an outstanding basketball team,” Cropper said. “Western is very talented.

Coach Fender has done a great job with them. They didn’t quit. They kept fighting, to their credit. We beat a good team.” The Lady G-Men opened up their lead at the end of the first quarter. With the score 8-6 in favor of the Lady G-Men, Kidwell converted an old fashioned three point play in the post that kicked off 10 straight unanswered points to end the quarter and push Georgetown out in front 18-6. It was much of the same in the second quarter as the combination of Kidwell, who scored 14 points in the half, and Carter, who scored 11 CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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SEAMAN-- While their shooting percentages rivaled the quickly falling temperatures outside, the Western Brown boys basketball team still had one thing going for it on Tuesday night against North Adams -- its defense.

As each Bronco shot continually found ways to fly and spin off the rim, the visitors quickly focused their effort to stopping the host Green Devils on the defensive end of the floor. And to that end, the Broncos were very successful. Thanks to that intense effort on the defensive end of

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the floor, the Broncos were able to overcome their offensive struggles and shut down the Green Devils for a 45-33 road win. “If we don’t play defense we don’t win,” Western Brown coach Greg Foster said. “Held them to 33 points and they had been scoring a lot. (It’s) why we won tonight.” The game started off well for the Broncos on both end of the floors. After North Adams 6-foot-4 center Seth Sparks hit one of two free throws -- his only point on the night -- in the first minute of the game, the Broncos got going. Spencer Howard quickly answered Sparks free throw with a strong baseline drive and finish at the basket to give Western Brown a lead, 2-1, that it would not relinquish for the rest of the night. Then the Broncos defensive intensity quickly pushed them out on top. Shortly after forcing two straight Green Devil turnovers but coming up empty on two layups, the Broncos offense got into the only rhythm it would see all night. The Bronco offensive attack was spearheaded by guard Cory Kuttler, who scored two straight baskets to put the visitors up 6-1 midway through the first quarter. They increased that lead when Bronco forward Zack Siemer hit a jumper in the lane to push the Broncos out to a 10-1 lead. Levi Bales got the Green Devils back on the scoreboard when he finished a layup while being fouled. His foul shot closed the Bronco lead to 10-4. But after the teams traded points, the Broncos opened their lead back up. A Justin NIckell fast break layup preceded a Kuttler 3pointer and a Spencer Allen fast break layup. The quick seven point spurt pushed the Broncos out to a 19-7 lead. Even as their shots weren’t falling, the Broncos were able to find success early on offensively -- and

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Cory Kuttler looks to finish at the basket during the Broncos win over North Adams on Tuesday night.

even when the shots weren’t falling in the final three quarters -- thanks to each player giving everything they could. “Our effort should never be as equal to or less than the other team. It should always be more than theirs,” Foster said. “(North Adams) played hard but fortunately for us we played harder than they did.” For as well as the Broncos had played in the first quarter, they played nearly the opposite in the second. Once Siemer converted a layup off a cut and Kuttler find to push the Broncos up 21-9 with 7:18 left in the quarter, their offense went cold. While the Broncos struggled offensively, the Green Devils, really for the only time all night, were able to find a little consistency on offense. Devin Gardner got the Green Devils going offensively when he hit a jumper to bring the hosts within 10, 2111. His basket kicked off what would be 10 straight, unanswered points that helped draw the Green Devils within two, 19-17, when Sheridan Carroll hit a free throw and jumper on consecutive possessions with 1:19 left in the half. Finally, with 18 seconds left in the half, Kuttler ended the Broncos seven minute scoreless drought when he finished a layup amongst the Green Devils big men in the paint. Though the basket helped the Broncos to a four point halftime lead, it was just one of two baskets they scored in the second quarter. “(We were) wide open missing shots,” Foster said of

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the Broncos offensive woes. “They’re are games where we hit our shots (and) they’re are games where we miss our shots.” Coming out of the locker room for the second half, the Broncos looked determined to put separation between themselves and North Adams on the scoreboard. Once they overcame some missed open shots and turnovers early, the Broncos did just that. A big part of the Broncos getting back on track offensively was the play of Kuttler. Though he scored 11 of his game high 16 points in the first half, Kuttler helped right the Broncos offensively by setting up his teammates and keeping possessions alive with offensive rebounds. On two straight possessions, Kuttler found Siemer for baskets that pushed the Broncos out to an eight point

lead, 27-19, with 5:17 left in the quarter. They were two of the six assists Kuttler had on the night to go along with his 16 points and nine rebounds, five of which were on the offensive end of the floor. “He’s getting better day by day,” Foster said of Kuttler. “As long as he can mentally keep it together, he helps us out tremendously.” Then, after Gardner had gotten the Green Devils back within six, Howard and Nick Woodyard scored layups on back-to-back possessions to put Western Brown back up 10, 31-21. The Broncos were able to keep the double digit lead through the end of the third quarter and onto the fourth thanks to that strong defensive effort. “They knew they weren’t hitting their shots and they knew they had to play good, hard-nosed defense,” Foster said. The Green Devils tried to mount a comeback in the final quarter and got as close as eight when Gardner, who scored 10 points to lead North Adams, converted a Western Brown turnover on an inbounds pass into a layup. But that was as close as they would get. Nickell finished at the basket on nice drive through the Green Devil defense before Corey Carroll grabbed an offensive rebound and layed it back in the next possession down to put the game out of reach. Western Brown (10-3) Howard 2 0 4, Woodyard 1 0 2, Nickell 5 1 11, Kuttler 7 1 16, Purdin 0 0 0, Carroll 1 0 2, Allen 1 0 2, Siemer 4 0 8, Piatt 0 0 0. Totals: 21 2 45. North Adams (6-5) Mitchell 3 1 7, Sparks 0 1 1, Bales 1 5 7, Leasure 0 0 0, Gardner 4 1 10, Carroll 2 3 7, Baker 0 1 1, Valentine 0 0 0, Bradley 0 0 0. Totals: 10 12 33. Halftime: Western Brown 23-19. 3-pointers: WB 1 (Kuttler); NA 1 (Gardner).


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this past weekend and finished in third place. The Broncos narrowly finished behind Wilmington, who finished in second place, in the 16 team tournament. Two Bronco wrestlers led the way as they finished as champions of their individual division. Brandon Lucas (4-0) and Jake Henderson (5-0) each won an individual title in Wilmington. Several other wrestlers helped the Broncos to their strong finish by placing in their weight classes. Austin Brooks (2-1) and Cody Hanson (4-1) each finished in second place. Malachai Marlow (4-1) and Noah Hill (4-1) finished in third place while Zach Gagen (2-2) came home in fourth place. Other wrestlers who participated for the Broncos included Kane Blank, Alex Couch (2-2), Michael Abbott (1-2), Noah Keith (2-2) and Dusten Dornbach. The Broncos were back in action this week on Thursday in Wilmington for a dual before competing on Friday in the annual Hammer and Anvil Invitational at WBHS. Please come out and support the wrestling team.


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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press Though it wasn’t their best performance of the season, the Fayetteville girls basketball team certainly played well enough to pull out a victory against fellow Southern Hills League division leader North Adams last Thursday night. The Lady Rockets weathered a rough first quarter -they were down eight points after eight minutes -- and fought back to make it a tense, back and forth affair for the final three periods. Unfortunately for the hosts, as well as they played, the Lady Devils played just a little better. Despite recovering from deficits all night long to finally take a lead midway through the fourth quarter, the Lady Rockets came up just short as the Lady Devils hit the big shots down the stretch to escape Fayetteville with a 55-53 league win. “They played hard. I give them credit,” Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets said of North Adams. “They came to play. They (did) a good job.” Having weathered the quick start from the Lady Devils, the Lady Rockets recovered in the second quarter as the game quickly turned in to what was expected from two of the best teams in the SHL. After Carly Burroughs cut the North Adams lead to 31-27 at halftime when she converted a cutting layup with just seconds left, teammate Megan Eyre helped Fayetteville to a good start to open the second half. An Eyre fast break layup quickly brought the Lady Rockets to within two, 31-29, just 18 seconds into the second half. The visitors from Adams County quickly answered as Emily Fite did what she had done all night long -- dominate the offensive boards. Fite’s offensive rebound -one of the nine she collected on the night -- and putback pushed the Lady Devils to a four point lead. “I thought they rebounded really well,” Sheets said. “I think that hurt. I think the offensive rebounding hurt.” After being held to just three points in the opening half, Fayetteville leading scorer Makayla Rosselot went to work -- with a little help from the Lady Rockets defense. Rosselot got the hosts within two on a layup to answer Fite’s bucket before, off of a North Adams turnover, she was fouled. Her two free throws tied the game at 33 with 6:37 left in the third quarter. Then the Lady Rockets got another Lady Devil turnover and had their first of what would become several opportunities to take a lead. But, in what would become a trend in the second half for the Lady Rockets, they not only weren’t able to take advantage of the opportunity -- in this instance they turned the ball right back over -- they gave the momentum right back to the Lady Devils. And North Adams took advantage. Two 3-pointers from Taylor Gast bookended a Fite driving layup that quickly put the Lady Devils back in the drivers seat. The eight straight points pushed the Lady Devils to a

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Fayetteville’s Lincoln Smyth battles North Adam’s Emily Fite for a rebound during the teams game last Thursday night.

41-33 lead with 3:37 left in the third quarter. The Lady Rockets, lead by Eyre, answered. An Ashley Scoggins layup, off an Eyre dish, brought them within seven before Eyre -who scored a game high 23 points -- hit a 3- pointer and a pull-up jumper from the elbow on back -to-back possessions to bring the Lady Rockets back within one, 41-40, with 2:01 left. “A few of those times we were battling back we got a nice run but it was just enough (of a) run to catch up,” Sheets said. Just like when they tied the game at 33, the Lady Rockets had a chance for a lead after they forced a North Adams turnover. But as they were going to try to take the lead Fite played spoiler. She blocked Lincoln Smyth’s shot, grabbed the loose ball and took off up court. She was able to finish the play with a layup to increase the Lady Devil lead to three before Eyre scored a layup off an inbounds with about a minute left to cut the North Adams lead to 43-42 at the end of three. The final quarter started with the teams trading baskets. Once Scoggins beat the Lady Devil defense back for a layup with 5:49 left, the score was tied at 46. Then an already intense game was taken up several notches. With 4:56 left and North Adams trying to inbound the ball, Lady Devil Alisan Sparks was called for a technical foul. Rosselot stepped to the line and calmly nailed both technical free throws despite the now very lively atmosphere in Fayetteville. As the Lady Rockets were trying to inbound the ball after the technical, two North Adams fans were ejected by the officials for very emphatically displaying their displeas-

ure with the officials. While the next few minutes of the game were quite intense and fraught with emotion, Sheets said while the incident may have had some impact it probably wasn’t a determining factor in the game. “Both sets of kids had to see it so I don’t know if it was a difference,” he said. “Yeah, it was a crazy game. It’s a good experience.” Once everything settled down some, Fayetteville was able to add to its lead. Another Rosselot fast break layup and a Scoggins free throw put the Lady Rockets up 51-47 with 2:13 left. They then had another opportunity to put the game away as they forced another North Adams turnover after Scoggins free throw. Once again, however, the Lady Rockets didn’t take advantage and the Lady Devils made them pay. With 1:52 remaining, Laynee Davis converted a layup off a steal to bring the Lady Devils within 51-49.

After the Lady Devils forced a missed shot on the defensive end, they went back to work on the offensive end. And they were able to come up with another big play. This time Calee Downs hit a 3-pointer to give North Adams the lead, 52-51, with 1:05 left. Eyre then came through for the Lady Rockets when she was fouled and hit both foul shots to push the Lady Rockets back out in front, 53-52, with 44.3 seconds left. But again the Lady Devils made a play. Gast answered Eyre’s free throws with a 3-pointer that put the Lady Devils ahead 55-53 with 35 seconds left. Though the Fayetteville defense was solid for much of the night, the Lady Devils were able to come up with shots when they absolutely needed them. “The zone, you play it, and if they’re hitting outside that’s a negative,” Sheets said. “They were able to get it going. Even at the end they were still hitting some threes. They hit some big threes.” The Lady Rockets had several chances over the final 30 seconds to secure a victory. When Fite -- who scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds -- missed the front end of an one and one, the Lady Rockets had the ball down two with 15.4 seconds left. Out of a timeout Sheets called, the Lady Rockets got a good look at the basket. Eyre got the ball and took a open mid range jumper but was off the mark. Scoggins grabbed the offensive board and went up in traffic but didn’t get the shot to go or a foul called. After Gast came up with the rebound, she was fouled. Like Fite, however, she missed the front end of an one and one but the Lady Rockets couldn’t find a shot with just seconds left. North Adams (10-4, 7-2 SHL) Fite 8 4 20, Sparks 1 0 2, Pertuset 2 1 5, Davis 4 0 10,Gast 3 0 9, Hendrickson 0 0 0, Downs 2 1 7, Jodrey 1 0 2. Totals: 21 6 55. Fayetteville (12-2, 7-1) Rosselot 2 7 11, Eyre 8 6 23, Smyth 1 1 3, Scoggins 4 1 10, Plapp 0 0 0, Burroughs 2 2 6. Totals: 17 17 53. Halftime: North Adams 3127. 3-pointers: NA 7 (Davis 2, Gast 3, Downs 2); Fay 2 (Eyre, Scoggins).

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Ashley Scoggins goes up for a shot during the Lady Rockets loss to North Adams last Thursday night.


G’Town: Earns tough win over resilient WB CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 points in the first two quarters, was too much. A Carter 3-pointer and Kidwell fast break layup pushed the Lady G-Men to a 16 point lead late in the half before Kidwell kept the lead at 16 at the break. After a Hannah Wiesenhahn runner had closed the gap to 14, Kidwell converted a spin and scoop layup right before the buzzer. With the Lady G-Men

rolling, the home team and crowd was in a celebratory mood early in the second half when Carter, needing just 14 points to reach the 1,000 point barrier, hit a 3-pointer to start the half. The basket gave her exactly 14 points in the game and 1,000 for her career. “She’s really contributed four years,” Cropper said of Carter. “She’s a tremendously hard worked. She spends hours in the gym. She calls

me lots of times and asks, ‘Coach can I get in the gym and shoot?’ So this didn’t just happen by chance. “She’s very deserving of her success. Plus she’s so unselfish. It’s like tonight, how many great passes did she make when she found her teammates? She’s always been a kid that made her teammates better. Her teammates are very happy for her (given) the fact that she’s such a good team player.”

Western Brown (10-4) Garrett 5 0 11, Wright 2 0 4, Henry 3 2 8, Carter 3 0 6, Seigla 2 2 6, Hall 0 0 0, Wiesenhahn 2 0 4, Dowd 1 0 2. Totals: 18 4 41. Georgetown (12-0) Kidwell 9 3 21, Carter 5 4 16, Pack 1 7 9, Whitaker 0 2 2, Jones 0 1 1, Hatfield 0 0 0, Carrington 1 2 5, Gast 0 0 0. Totals: 16 19 54. Halftime: Georgetown 3014. 3-pointers: WB 1 (Garrett); G 3 (Carter 2, Carrington).

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Basketball roundup Boys basketball Eastern stays hot as they pick up two more wins Not even the snow could cool off the hot streak the Warriors were riding as they came out of last week with two more wins. After their game with Manchester was postponed because of weather on Friday night, the Warriors traveled to Chesapeake High School on Saturday to battle Vinton County in the Beast of the Southeast tournament. The Warriors (7-4) came home with a 56-43 win after jumping out early while holding a six or seven point lead for much of the game before closing it out at the free throw line where they hit 12-14 for the game. Jordan Payne led the way with 18 points while Chase Lawson added 15. On Tuesday night the Warriors hosted Georgetown in a rematch of a first round Brown County Tournament game. Like the tournament game the Warriors won but this time it was a much closer affair as Eastern was forced to pull out a 53-48 win. Nathan Scott led the way with 14 points, including six points in the final period. Payne added 11 points and seven assists. “Nathan hit some big shots in the fourth quarter,” Eastern coach Rob Beucler said. “(But) they wouldn’t go away.” The win was the Warriors sixth in a row after a tough 14 start. “We’re playing a little better,” Beucler said. “(We’re) trying to get a little better each time we play.” Georgetown picks up conference win in split The G-Men picked up a Southern Buckeye Conference National Division win over Felicity-Franklin last Friday night before dropping a close affair to Eastern on Tuesday night. Against Felicity the G-Men (6-6, 2-2 SBC-N) used a balanced scoring attack led by Gage Bradley’s 17 points, Jake Cropper’s 16 points, Nathan Lewis’ 11 points and Bruce-Derrick Williams and Jacob Miller’s nine points apiece in the young team’s win “It was probably our best road game,” Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood said. “We played well from beginning to end.” Then, on Tuesday, the GMen traveled to Eastern to battle the county rival Warriors in a matchup of the teams first round Brown County Tournament game won by Eastern. Despite another strong road effort from the G-Men, they came up just short against a hot Warriors team 53-48 in the rematch. “Our kids played a lot harder and with more confidence,” Underwood said of the rematch. “They came out ready to play. I was pleased with their effort.” Williams led the way with 17 points. Cropper added 14 points. Western Brown stays unbeaten in conference The Broncos stayed undefeated in Southern Buckeye Conference American Division play when they traveled to New Richmond on Friday night and came home with a 50-38 win. “We had a decent lead but let them get back in the game,” Western Brown coach Greg Foster said. “Once we realized our backs were against the wall, or they were making a comeback, we decided we wanted to play hard.” The next afternoon the Broncos hosted Clinton Massie in a non-conference game and dropped a close 53-50 game.

The Broncos got off to a tough start as they struggled to find their footing on either end of the court and weren’t able to recover. “By the time I finally found the right combination to put the court it was too late,” Foster said. Girls basketball Eastern picks up another conference win The Lady Warriors jumped out quickly on Southern Hills League foe Fairfield and never looked back as they rolled to a 60-31 victory last Thursday evening. “We played okay,” Eastern coach John Burrows said. By the time the first quarter had come to an end, the Lady Warriors (7-5, 6-2 SHL) held a 21-4 lead and increased that to 37-10 by halftime. “We didn’t gain but did play pretty well in the second half,” Burrows said. Andrea Tracy had her second strong game in a row as she led Eastern with 14 points. Maria Johnson added 13 and Allison Prine 12 in a balanced attack. Ripley drops tough overtime conference game The Lady Jays got behind early to Southern Hills League foe Lynchburg-Clay and, despite a furious second half rally, came up short 45-44 in overtime. “It was pretty ugly until we caught up,” Ripley coach Chris Coleman said. “In all honesty, we didn’t deserve to win.” Given the slow start the Lady Jays (10-5, 5-3 SHL) found themselves down double digits in the second half before a furious rally allowed them to tie the game late in regulation. The Lady Jays then had a look from Jaden Royal late in regulation that could have picked up the win but it didn’t go down. In overtime the teams played back and forth before Lynchburg took the lead with about seven seconds left and Ripley’s chances for the win were thwarted by a turnover with about a second to go. Jessica Garrison paced Ripley with 20 points on six 3pointers. Georgetown picks up 11th straight win The Lady G-Men picked up their 11th straight win to start to the season when they beat visiting Southern Buckeye Conference National Division foe East Clinton 61-45 last Thursday night. Georgetown used a strong transition game and defensive performance to overcome a strong East Clinton effort. “I thought they came in and played very hard against us like all these teams do. They all want to knock us off,” Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper said. “East Clinton came out and played very hard and I though we responded pretty well.” Jesse Kidwell led the Lady G-Men with 17 points while Casey Carter added 13 points. Lady Broncos overcome slow start for SBC-A win Western Brown traveled to Amelia last Thursday night and overcame a slow first half to earn a 44-31 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division win. Strong defense all night long kept the Lady Broncos in the game until they finally broke through offensively in the second half. “(We) got more aggressive attacking the rim and not settling for jumpshots in the second half,” Western Brown coach Kyle Fender said. “That was a huge, huge key to Thursday’s success.” Kylie Garrett paced the Lady Broncos with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Morgan Wright added 10 points.



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Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life – vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. This book is part memoir, and part journalistic investigation. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle opens your eyes to an old truth – You are what you eat. If you haven’t read this book, you need to! Kingsolver leads you through her food adventures month by month and even includes some recipes. In Chapter 18 she explains some of the comfort foods her family enjoys when the snow is flying. One of their favorite meals starts with a pot of beans simmering all afternoon on the woodstove, warming the kitchen while it cooks. An hour before dinnertime she will sauté onions and peppers until they sweetly melt, adds two jars of canned tomatoes, a handful of dried spicy chilies, bay leaves, and a handful of elbow macaroni. “Winter is also the best time for baking: fruit pies and cobblers, savory vegetable pies, spicy zucchini bread, shepherd’s pies covered with a

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stapes on my shelves in the basement. I love going to the freezer and the pump closet to shop for ingredients for soups and other special recipes. Each spring I check my shelves and make a list of what needs to be grown in the garden that year. In the fall, I rotate the jars by checking the year written on the lid, trying to keep what needs to be used first close to the front of the shelves. Are you missing the blooms of summer? Have you ever considered forcing bulbs for indoor bloom in the winter? The website, explains that “forcing” is merely manipulating the growth cycle so bulbs bloom when you want them to. Many spring-flowering bulbs can be forced into bloom, but most commonly gardeners force hyacinth, grape hyacinth, tulip, daffodil, and crocus bulbs. Choose topsized bulbs, and select those cultivars that catalogs and garden center displays indicate are best for forcing. Almost any clay or plastic container will work for forcing as long as it has drainage holes. Use a soil mix of equal parts soil, sphagnum peat moss, and perlite or vermiculite so that the mix drains well. Fill the container about three-


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OSUE Brown County Master Gardeners win award The 2011 OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Project for the small county program was awarded to Brown County recently at the International Master Gardener Conference in Charleston, West Virginia. “Seeds of Freedom”, submitted by Gayle Chadwell, Volunteer Coordinator for the Brown County Master Gardeners, targets an elite group of “Gardeners” ranging from WWII to Vietnam Veterans who reside at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio. These long-term care veterans enjoy the feel of dirt in their hands, regardless of the limitations of a wheelchair, oxygen tank, or other health issues. This project encourages residents to continue their life-long love of gardening. Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month and working with the Veteran Gardeners provides opportunities for education and conversations. Gardens are planted and cared for, friendships are formed and spirits are raised. Pictured is Bonnie Chasteen, left, and Colleen Hannah, Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer work in the garden at the Veterans Home.

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FAYETTEVILLE - 2br, equipped kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, no pets allowed, $525/mo. plus water, trash & deposit. 513-875-3308.

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


2ND STORY 2br, Sardinia, $300/mo, $350/dep. Electric efficient heat, no pets allowed. 937-587-2230

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GEORGETOWN, 1BR, LIVING, kitchen, bathroom, $399/mo., all heat & utilities included for $100, no pets. Call 937-483-4102 leave message.

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.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED SARDINIA Efficiency, $350., 2br apartment, $450/mo., both some utilities paid. Also, 2br House $450, 3-4br house $600, no dogs, no smoking . 513-309-4349 or 513-309-4319.

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 2 OR 3br, Mt. Orab area, gas heat, $600/mo., deposit plus 1st & last months rent. 937-213-1266. 2BR IN Georgetown area, washer/dryer area, storage building, own to help w/some utilities, $400/mo. 937-213-2401 or 513-383-3580 OR 2-3br in Georgetown Mobile Home, washer/dryer area, $400/mo. 937-213-2401 or 513-383-3580. 2BR, 2BA, frig., stove, W/D hookup, yard, outside Russellville. $500/mo., $500/dep. 937-377-2135. Also house in town, 2br, 1ba, frig., stove, W/D hookup, big yard storage. 3BR HOME, 1ba, living room, kitchen w/a 2-car garage, large yard in Sardinia. Eastern Local School District. $600/mo. plus $600/security deposit & last month rent required w/1-year lease. No pets in home. 937-515-1918. 3BR, 2BA home outside of Fayetteville. $600/mo. plus utilities, $600/dep. required. Call 513-646-3597. 3BR, 2BA newer home, Lake Waynoka, $700/mo. plus deposit, no pets, no smoking. Call 513-875-2577. FAYETTEVILLE, 3BR, 1.5ba home sits on approx. 2-acres, 2-car garage, appliances & furnishing optional. 513-309-7991. FOR RENT - 2br ranch, nice yard, electric utilities, central air, deposit required, call for more information. 513-752-4472. GEORGETOWN 3-4br, 2ba, newly remodeled, garage, privacy fence, $600/mo., $600/dep. Call 803-460-5114 or 803-478-7080. MT. ORAB - 2br, 1ba, nice brick home for rent w/fireplace & nice yard. $700/mo. plus deposit. Call Ann 513-265-4165.

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303 - HOUSES FOR RENT GEORGETOWN - 3br, 1ba, electric heat, garage, on dead-end street. Close to schools, $600/rent/$600/deposit. 513-508-0915. GEORGETOWN - not in town - 2br, oil heat, $600/mo., $600/dep. 937-378-3317 GEORGETOWN: 3BR home w/detached garage & basement. Newly remodeled thru-out. Nice kitchen w/appliances, washer/dryer hook-ups. $695/mo+utilities & deposit. 513-335-1870. HAMERSVILLE, 3BR, 1ba, all appliances furnished. Absolutely no pets. Credit references, $695/mo. plus deposit and utilities. 937-3926052 or 513-734-4460. RUSSELLVILLE - 2br, 1ba w/electric heat & wood burning stove. Washer/dryer hookups, block storage building w/shed. Quiet country setting. $550/mo. plus deposit & utilities. Call 513-724-7075.


307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT SARDINIA - 3br mobile home, $425, 2br $395 + deposits. Close to Library & Park. 937-822-1366.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT GEORGETOWN - For lease - two 1800 sq. ft. commercial retail spaces in Historic Downtown Commercial Row. Spaces maybe combined into single retail space. Monthly lease ranges from $400 to $500 per month plus utilities depending on space. Must see!!! Call 937-378-6200.

310 - WANTED TO RENT WANTED CROPLAND 25 or more acres 2012 Beyond Have good references No calls after 9:00 p.m. Please call 937-444-3217 WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2012 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909.


14X70 MOBILE home, 3608 Howard Hill Rd., Ripley, a large country lot, all electric, central heat & air, 2br, 2ba, living room, kitchen appliances provided, washer & dryer hook-ups, $450/rent & security deposit, No Pets, 937-392-1593. 3BR DOUBLEWIDE mobile, 2-full baths, all electric, refrigerator & stove, finished detached garage, $725/mo. & deposit, 937-446-4677. Renter is responsible for all utilities. 3BR, 1-ACRE lot, storage shed, newly remodeled, no pets, good credit, $500/mo plus deposit. 937-444-3701. BETHEL - 2BR, 1BA in the country, new carpet, on private lot, $500/mo. Call 937-515-9758. GEORGETOWN, 2BR, 1ba mobile home $400/mo., call 937-515-9758. MOBILE HOME - 3br, 2ba, Mt. Orab, $650/mo. 513-509-0585.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST Goshen - 40 hrs/wk Graduate from a Medical Assisting program required. At least one year medical office experience desired. MEDICAL CALL CENTER AGENT Milford 1 Opening - 30 hrs/wk 3 Openings - 40 hrs/wk High School Graduate or equivalent. Completion of a Medical Assistant Program preferred. Certification or Registry preferred. Experience with medical terminology preferred. At least one year of medical office experience desired. CLINICAL TEAM LEAD 1 / MA Eastgate High School Graduate or equivalent. Completion of a Medical Assistant Program preferred. Certification or Registry preferred. At least one year medical office experience preferred. Previous leadership experience preferred. We offer an excellent benefit package Apply online by visiting our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to: 513-576-1018 M/F/D/V Equal Opportunity Employer

IT & ELECTRO/MECHANICAL SYSTEMS Design, implement document and monitor electro-mechanical systems from established sequences of operation for automation applications. Initial involvement in IT network set up & support for family owned, growing manufacturing company. Assoc. Degree; 5 + Yrs. Exp. REQ. Days. MAIN’T. PROJECTS TECHNICIAN General & machine Main’t. & repair, rebuild & build new manufacturing equipment. Pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical & automated machinery. Family owned growing business. FT, days, HS Dip/GED. 2 Yrs. Exp. REQ. MAIN’T. HELPER Basic Main’t. and tool skills to install, maintain and repair equipment and machinery in a manufacturing setting as well perform general building and grounds duties. Assist Main’t. Tech. FT Days.

NetBraze, Mt. Orab 45154 Pls. visit:

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)

This new custom built home offers a flowing floor plan of space & design, 2000+sq. ft. Kitchen w/upgraded oak cabinets, pantry & counterbar. Master suite w/double sinks & His/Her closets. Oversized garage for extra storage w/side entry door. LP$ 179,000. 513-616-6817.

GREAT LOCATION 3br, 2ba nice home, nice lot. P/I only $440/mo. approx.. Bank financing required. Viji Grant, Remax Advanced 937213-1548.

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT 2BR, 1.5BA, balcony, equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, move in depossit $100 plus rent. 513-237-3692 or 513-831-5959.

402 - APT.HOUSES FOR SALE SARDINIA - 3-family $98K, rents $1350/mo., 2-family, $120K, rents $1300/mo. on acre in town, single families $55K, $68K, $73K. Land contract considered. E-mail

or call 513-309-4319 for details.

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE MT. ORAB - 3br mobile homes for sale, fixer-uppers & move-in ready, priced for quick cash sale. 513-313-5553.


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) LAKE LORELEI 2-lots together, security gate, sewer/water on property, $2,000/ea. or make offer. 513-753-7948.

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





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600 - FURNITURE FULL SIZE orthopedic mattress set, brand new, still in plastic, 10yr. warranty, value $600, sell $300. 937-515-6590.

606 - FARM MERCHANDISE SYNTHETIC GYPSUM available locally for Agriculture. EPA approved, increases crop yields, helps control erosion. 2011 pricing extended. Call 513-442-5606.

607 - FIREWOOD SEASONED & Split mixed hardwood, $80 full-size pickup truckload, thrown in & thrown out, will deliver in areas between Mt. Orab & Felicity & Amelia & Georgetown. 937-379-5071 or 937-670-0307. Prefer cash payment with receipt. SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. Also cash paid for cars running or not, & I do general clean up from barns to basements. Call Gary 937-515-4012.

611 - WANTED TO BUY CASH PAID TODAY! Buy furniture, antiques, tools, coins, gold, beer signs, silver, game systems, DVD’s, records, zippos, “All Most Anything!” 937-378-1819 or 937-378-2850



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1294564- Sardinia - Crown molding, granite counter tops, rich wood cabinets, great lighting package. 3BD, 2BA. Covered front porch. Six panel doors, 24x20 garage w/opener. Corner, private location. 1.95 acre level lot. Priced to Sell!! $69,900




1280451- Mt. Orab- Must See! 3BD, 2BA. Beautiful hardwood floors in Bath & Kitchen. Garden tub, stand-up shower & double vanity in master bdrm Bath. Move-in ready in the Kyle Lane sub-division. This property is located in the heart of Mt.Orab on 1.53 acres. $69,900



1265584 Mt. Orab T OWNER MUL FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in the heart of Mt. Orab. >1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900





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

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WB Schools - 1293287 - Full Brick 1800 sq.ft. L/A.Priced well below auditor's valuation. Open floor plan. Plant shelves. Brand new carpet & laminate. Ceramic in bathrooms. Custom vanities. Cathedral beamed ceilings. New HVAC, circle drive. In a word, Immaculate!! $89,900

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

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

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





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




Bond Money Available for Buyers of Doublewides with ONLY 1% Down NEW

Western Brown Local Schools - Looking for a turn key home? Look no further! Brand new furnace w/AC, gutters, HWH, paint, carpet & vinyl. Lots of Oak cabinets in kitchen with a huge lazy susan built into the pantry. Great study. Beautiful picture window. Good location.




1284677 Georgetown New England style living just outside of town. 4BD, 3.5 BA. Breathtaking property w/precision given to every detail. Newer flring thru-out, picture wind., possible 1st flr MBR. Bright, open kit w/island & butcher block countertops. 3 porches. $219,900

1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre Mini-Farm. Solidly built Ranch, well kept. 2BD, 1BA. 25x36 Log cabin w/stone FP & huge pot belly stove. 36x36 tobacco barn w/built in stall. Water outside barn. Fenced pasture. Hundreds of feet of road frontage. Close to SR32 on lightly traveled road. $115,000






Mt. Orab - Wonderful all brick story and a half home w/a full bsmt. Beautiful hardwood flrs. in kit. and BR. Hardwood under most carpets. Stone F/P, brand new ceramic backsplash and furnace. 20x16 back deck. Covered front porch. Circle Drive 3 BR 2 Ba. $109,900




1267673 - Mt. Orab - Brand New Fall Landscaping! Great curb appeal. Beautiful brand new hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, & Dining Rm. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new paint, carpet and fixtures. Covered front porch and a nice sized deck all on 2.87 ac. Shed with built in horse stall. Nice setting. Ready to move in. $69,900


1281262- Mt. Orab - Must see inside of this home to believe! 3BD, 2BA. Totally transformed. Brand new flring, fixtures, hwh. All new drywall! Newer furnace & compact pellet stove. Gar. has it's own heating system. All on 4.17 acres. $89,900

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

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

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

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

701 - LOST AND FOUND FOUND - Small young dog in Mt. Orab area. Please call 937-444-3293 to describe & claim.


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 2004 DODGE Durango, well maintained, looks & runs great, 152K/miles, bought new car, must sell. $7,000. Serious inquiries call 513-5195361.


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

1289593- Sardinia - FIRST OFFERING! Custom Blt Full Brick 5 BR 3 Ba home sitting atop a gently rolling knoll. Master BR suite on the 1st flr. Newer roof, furnace and HWH. Lrg. eat-in country kitchen w/re-finished cabinets. 3 season room on rear. Stocked pond. $249,900

1290259- Mt. Orab - Excellent Investment Property! 4 bay and 4 vacuum cleaner carwash located in the heart of Mt. Orab, Brown Counties fastest growing area. One no touch bay and 3 self service all w/ heated concrete flrs. Contact Mgr. will consider staying. $300,000


Waynoka- Simply Magnificent! 3BD, 2BA. This is a custom built Schlabach home. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Hardwood entry and kitchen flring. Beautiful kitchen cabinets w/crown molding. Kit. island. MBR suite w/stand up shower. Spacious laundry rm. $129,900





1273562- Eastern Schools - Stop Looking! You can own your own slice of heaven! Very unique 2BR home on 16+ lush acres. Your very own private retreat! Immaculate! Great room is enormous. Family rm has a walk out. Creeks, 3 ponds, woods, tranquility. Wraparound decking, upper deck & covered porch. $189,900

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 walkout balconies. Hardwood, ceramic, flooring. Floor to ceiling beautiful brick F/P Family living on a two acre tract. Must see to believe. Call today for a personal showing! $179,747


PUBLIC AUCTION SAT.- Feb. 11th, 2012- 10:00 AM Brown Co. Ohio Fairgrounds325 West State Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121

Our largest one day Auction of Friday’s Famous Americana Style memorabilia ever! From multiple remodeled locations.

SAT. JAN. 28TH 2012 STARTS @10:00AM

Antiques – Collectables- Signs - Stained Glass - Pictures- Mirrors- Tiffany style lights- lamps- Toys- Sporting Equip.- Musical Instruments- Tables- 100 Chairs – 100 Bar Stools - Much More! Terms: Payment in full on day of Auction. Cash, Check w/ ID, Visa, MasterCard with 3% handling fee. There will be a 10% buyer’s premium added to each purchase. All items sold as/is where is.

Directions: 1000 Locust Street Owensville, Ohio 45160,From I-275 take the Owensville/Hillsboro/St. Rt.50 ext. head east on St. Rt. 50, approx. 10mi. to Owensville. Turn left onto Locust Street follow the auction signs. There is plenty of in-field parking for trucks and trailers. We will have help loading. Dress for the weather as the entire auction will be conducted outside, and the auction will take place regardless of the weather conditions. (Come Early & Enjoy “The Farmers Share Breakfast” in the Blue Ribbon Café on the fair grounds, provided by the Clermont County Farm Bureau, for just a minimal charge)




TRACTORS: 1972 John Deere 4320; New Holland TC25 w/fr.loader; Massey Ferguson 150.; John Deere 3010; Deutz 8006D (MFWA); Massey Ferguson Industrial 35; Kubota M6950; Massey Ferguson 50 gas; International Cub ANTIQUE TRACTORS: 1953 Oliver OC3-42 Dozer (completely restored); 1941 John Deere LA (completely Restored); John Deere 40 CONSTRUCTION EQUIP.; Case 580 Backhoe; FMC Sidewinder Ditcher. LAWN & GARDEN: Gravely 460 diesel front mount mower (810hrs); Gravely Snow blower; (2) Gravely walk behinds; Gravely blade; Power King Economy Tractor; Power King Front Blade; Weed Eaters; Chain Saws; Push Mowers; Push Plow; Case 446 Hyd. Drive mower; Cub Cadet 1000 mower EQUIPMENT: John Deere 643 6row corn head; Hyster forklift;3pt. Buckeye Tractor Fabric Layer; Water Tanks; 3pt. Hitch Finish Mower; PTO Manure Spreader N-R; Gravity Bed Wagon; wheel & Suit Case Weights; Massey Ferguson 3pt. Blade; 3pt. Post Hole Digger; Ford 3pt. 2bottom plow; Antique John Deere Wheat Drill; John Deere 8row cultivators; Wheel Lift harrow; 3pt PTO Kubota log splitter; 3pt. disc; Hay wagons; 3pt. Roto-hoe; 2bottom AC plow; lime spreader; 7’ 3pt. Grader blade; boom pole; John Deere LA single bottom plow complete, front & rear wheel weights & rear cultivators; International 510 drill HAND TOOLS: Log chains; Woodworking Lathe; Rolling Metal cart; Engine stand; Rolling metal cart w/vise; Tig Welder; (2) Hobart & Lincoln Welder/Generators; RR jacks; 80gal. shop air compressor; TRAILERS: John Deere Planter Trailer; 6x12 single axle trailer; 4x6 utility trailer; still adding MISC.: Challenger 9000lb. 2post car lift; Truck tool boxes; Rear Truck bumper; turn buckles; Calsun Heater; Go-cart; TERMS & NOTE: Cash & Checks w/photo ID; NO BUYERS PREMIUM; Every thing sold as is/where is with no guarantee. This is going to be a LARGE auction, we are excepting consignments until 5:30pm 1/27/2012, so check (user #7414) often to see what is added. DAVID P. & DAVID S. LEWIS AUCTIONEERS





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EASTGATE $92,000 MLS 1292057 Ranch home..Just move in!! Brick 3 bedrooms, Family room, great yard. DON’T WAIT!!!

EASTGATE $105,900 MLS 1280592 Immediate Occupancy! 2 Story Condo, 3BR, 2.5 baths, fireplace. FHA approved!



Cape Cod..3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Updated and Ready to Occupy!


New price on this spectacular property. Great location just off Rt. 32. A terrific opportunity to build your dream home or refresh/renovate current home built in 1971. Imagine sweeping views of breathtaking wooded splendor, total privacy; bordered on the east by the Little Miami River. Stable, detached garage, three ponds, outbuildings. Purchased as a gentlemen’s farm more than 40 years ago. PRIME TIME TO BUY! Additional acreage available. Quotation $675,000. For details contact Aggie Broker, GRI, CRS 513-607-1200.



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

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Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, sponsored by the American Legion Post 367 in Ripley will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the post, 2944 Elk River Road. This event is open to the public and anyone who would like to attend is welcome. Proceeds from this event will be used for building repairs. SUNDAY 1/22


New teaching series, Soul Shift, will run through February 25, at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. This national campaign, Soul Shift, will be the focus of the Mt. Orab Wesleyan Church. Each week will feature a coordinated lesson. Series schedule includes January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 25. For details call (937) 444-3370. Hamersville Spring Sports Signups, including baseball, softball and soccer is now taking place. Registration can be done online at or by calling Matt Ernst at (513) 317-8430. Fees are $65 for one Child, $85 for two and $105 for three or more. A late fee of $10 will apply after January 22. 7th Annual Bridal Show in Brown County, will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The fashion show will begin at 3 p.m. For more information contact Doug or Candace at (937) 378-6830 or visit MONDAY 1/23 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 23 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. LPDC (Licensure and Professional Development Committee) of Western Brown will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 23 at the district office. For more information call the Western Brown High School

Parenting Teens Class will be offered by the First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday January 23 and run for 6 weeks. The class is free but there is an $8 fee for the book used in the class. The church is located at 704 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information or to register for the class (by January 16) contact Chuck Engle at or call (937) 444-2712. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 23, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY 1/24 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877. Washington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday January 24 at the firehouse. The public is invited to attend. Book Club for Adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street. The number to call for more information is (937) 444-1414. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Zumba Classes will be offered by


ASD Support Group of Brown County will meet on Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Western Brown High School Library. The group will meet monthly. For more information contact Denise Holden at (937) 444-1343. Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, January 24. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. WEDNESDAY 1/25 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 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. Fundraiser at Wendy’s sponsored by the Brown County Relay for Life Team, Riz Against Cancer and Wendy’s team, BASH Out Cancer will be held at the Mt. Orab Wendy’s on Wednesday, January 25 from 5 to 9 p.m. Wendy’s will donate a portion of all sales to the American Cancer Society. Please come out and join us. Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Pilates Class will be offered Wednesday, January 25 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 25 at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab

Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, January 25, 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, January 25 at the River Bend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY 1/26 Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on January 26, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session on Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information on this group call the library at (937) 444-1414. “Core Construction” meeting for the Eastern Local Schools Board of Education will be held on Monday, February 13 at 9 a.m. in the board conference room. The purpose will be to review construction related items and to consider any other matter that may become necessary for consideration at this meeting. Grief Support Series, for adults who have lost adult loved ones, sponsored by Stein Hospice will begin on Thursday, January 26 and continue each consecutive Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ending on Thursday, March 1. The meetings will be held at the Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veteran Blvd in Georgetown. For more information contact Hope Seavers at (800) 6255269 or at Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at

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Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, January 24. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information.

John C. and Cathy A. Dyer to John Calvin and Cathy A. Dyer, 35.31 acres of land in Byrd Township, filed 1/9/2012 Trisha Howell to Ricky and Trisha Howell, 1 acre of land in Franklin Township, filed 1/11/2012 Evelyn Steinman to Timothy M. Steinman trustee, 49 acres, 121.28 acres, 2.72 acres of land in Franklin Township and 180.22 acres and 98.15 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 1/9/2012 Promised Hope LLC to Dan P. and Shari L. Bailey, Lot 189 and Lot 188 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 1/5/2012, $85,000 Larry E. and Dorothy A. Steward to Delvin Stewart, Lot 2993 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 1/6/2012 Denise Antenucci to Timothy Kemplin to Daniel Williams, 12.63 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 1/10/2012, $52,000 John H. and Margaret Wheeler to Margaret S. Wheeler, Lot 1437 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 1/10/2012 John C. and Cathy A. Dyer to John Calvin and Cathy A. Dyer 81.65 of land in Jefferson Township, filed 1/9/20112 Earl A. Fussnecker, trustee to Nicholas and Kimberly S. Fussnecker, 120.03 acres of land in Jefferson Township, filed 1/10/2012, $409,000 James F. McCafferty to James F. McCafferty, Lot 124, Lot 125 and Lot 123 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 1/10/2012 Glenson Y. Danford to Douglas G. Danford, Lot 1514 and Lot 1542 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 1/10/2012 Kenneth R. Wells, Brenda F. Wells and Gary Keplinger to Gary and Antoinette Keplinger, Lot 247 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 1/6/2011 Federal National Mortgage Association and PDF Sales LTD to Bill and Tracy Posey, 2 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 1/5/2012, $21,000 Cruz Partners AN Oh General to Timothy and Martha Boggs, 12 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 1/10/2012, $175,000 Lois A. Williams to Roger and Rose Barber 30.54 acres of land in Pike Township, filed 1/5/2012, $60,000 Poklar One LLC to Poklar One LLC, one acre of land in Pleasant Township, filed 1/6/2012 Ronald and Karen Webb to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 2.55 acres of land in Georgetown, filed 1/10/2012, $66,667 Mildred Richey to Ruth Ann Montgomery, .90 acres of land in Georgetown, Lot 22, Lot 23 and Lot 24 in Wills Sub., Pleasant Township, filed 1/9/2012 Poklar One LLC to Gary L. and Katharine K. and Gary L. Reed, 1 acre of land in Pleasant Township filed 1/6/2012, $22,500 John Bell to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, .65 acres and 1.20 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 1/5/2012, $55,000 Joshua D. Creamer and Federal National Mortgage Association to David L. Eyles, 4.67 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 1/10/2012, $57,000 James and Margaret F. Girton to James David and Margaret F. Girton, Lot 5 in Miltons Crossing Sub., Sterling Township, filed 1/10/2012 Anthony M. and Ruth Kuntz to Ruth Kuntz, 1 acre of land in Pin Oak Acres Sub., Lot 15, Sterling Township, filed 1/5/2012 James Vaughn Campbell to Boyce Kenneth Gooch, 1.30 acres of land in Union Township, filed 1/5/2012, $26,000 A Earl Fussnecker, trustee to William B. and Tara Fisher, 65 acres of land in Union Township, filed 1/5/2012, $180,000 Ron Singleton, trustee to Tim and Sharon Duncan, Lot 14 and Lot 34 in River Valley Sub, in Ripley, Union Township, filed 1/10/2012, $30,000 Michael C. Miller to Nicholas E. and Jessica R. Dailey, 6.53 acres and 63.38 acres of land in Washington Township, filed 1/10/2012, $545,089



Open House at Snap Fitness will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at it’s Mt. Orab location, 127 North Point Drive. The event will include a tour of the facility and free trial fitness classes. To learn more about this open house call (937) 444-5230.

at (937) 444-2544 for more information.

Marriages Samantha L. Kidd, 34, Mt. Orab, surgical scrub tech to marry James Anthony Whyte, 39, Mt. Orab, correction officer Gerri Lyn Schwartz, 21, Georgetown, hair dresser to marry Dillon Michael Hoepker, 22, Erlanger, KY, army Dawn Irene Loebker, 36, Mt. Orab, HPIH tech to marry David Glenn Brown, 39, Mt. Orab, bonder

Probate Charles R. Bradford, Mt. Orab, case 20121007, DOD 7/28/2011, filed 1/10/2012 Katherine Burson, Higginsport, case 20121004, DOD 11/11/2011, filed 1/5/2012 Roger Kevin Ernst, Mt. Orab, case 20121010, DOD 6/29/2011, filed 1/11/2012 Robert L. Ferguson, Sardinia, case 20121006, DOD 6/10/2008, filed 1/10/2012 Leroy H. Meyer, Fayetteville, case 20121005, DOD 2/8/2011, filed 1/9/2012 Margaret A. Pullum, Sardinia, case 20121008, DOD 7/31/2011, filed 1/10/2012 Eugene J. Rau, Georgetown, case 20121009, DOD 11/9/2011, filed 1/10/2012

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Discover Bank versus Tony Sams, case 20120013, filed 1/5/2012, Action: other civil Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC versus June Harover, case 20120014, filed 1/5/2012, Action: foreclosures Stone Work by Grant Inc. versus Dan Henkel, case 20120015, filed 1/5/2012, Action: other civil/transfer municipal Midland Funding De, LLC versus Tonya Elmore, case 20120017, filed 1/6/2012, Action: other civil Eqable Ascent Financial LLC versus Nancy Bays, case 20120018, filed 1/6/2012, Action: other civil Nationstar Mortgage versus Debbie Needham, case 20120021, filed 1/9/2012, Action: foreclosures Discover Bank c/o DB Servicing versus Sandra F. Spires, case 20120023, filed 1/9/2012, Action: other civil Laura Pemberton versus Michael Woodford, case 20120024, filed 1/9/2012, Action: other civil from municipal Charles N. Ring versus Marty Pfeffer, case 20120029, filed 1/10/2012, Action: other civil Wells Fargo Bank, NA versus Clarence E. Day, case 20120030, filed 1/10/2012, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Earl L. Carter, Aberdeen versus Rebecca A. Carter, Georgetown, case 20120012, filed 1/5/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Julie Hornsby-Jones, Fayetteville versus Tom Jones, Fayetteville, case 20120016, filed 1/5/2012, Action: termination of marriage Mary Milton, Williamsburg versus Ahndrea Mann, Mt. Orab, case 20120019, filed 1/6/2012, Action: domestic violence Cody L. Eagle, Georgetown versus Jamie L. Eagle, Georgetown, case 20120020, filed 1/6/2012, Action: termination of marriage Justin M. Neal, Bethel versus Kristin Neal, Sardinia, case 20120022, filed 1/9/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Sharon Banfield, Georgetown versus Lowell Banfield, Sardinia, case 20120025, filed 1/9/2012, Action: domestic violence Melissa Clark, Sardinia versus Lowell Banfield, Sardinia, case 20120026, filed 1/9/2012, Action: domestic violence Stacy Wissel, Georgetown versus Lowell Banfield, Sardinia, case 20120027, filed 1/9/2012, Action: domestic violence Jamin Payne, Ripley versus Tonya Bowch, Aberdeen, case 20120028, filed 1/10/2012, Action: domestic violence


SSCC hosts Cincinnati Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” on Feb. 4 A reduced touring version of “Porgy and Bess” will be presented by the Cincinnati Opera 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. Admission is free but seating is limited to 400 guests. Advance tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis and can be picked up at the Learning Resources Center on any of SSCC’s four campus locations in Hillsboro, Wilmington, Fincastle and Washington C.H.For more information about the Feb. 4 event at Southern State, please contact Carissa Thatcher at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3681, or

7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. County Adams/Brown Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, January 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 3863590. FRIDAY 1/27 Catholics Returning Home, an ongoing series for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church, will run consecutively from 7 to 8:30 p.m. through January 20, 27, February 3, 10 and 17. The evening will include an informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. The first session will take place at St. George in Georgetown. To register or for more details call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 378-4583 or Agape Food Pantry Hours will be on Friday, January 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 61 East Humber Street. This is for all Perry Township residents. Purity Conference, “Be Holy For I Am Holy”, will be held on Friday, January 27 at St. Patrick’s School, 318 Limestone Street in Maysville, KY. The conference starts with Mass at 8:45 a.m. and closes with Adoration and Benediction at 2:50 p.m. The cost of the event is $10 per adult or non-students which includes the event and lunch. For more information contact Father Matt Cushing at (859) 391-7241. R-U-L-H FFA Alumni Basketball Dinner will be held on Friday, January 20 and 27. Dinner will be served prior to the home boy’s basketball games versus Eastern Brown and North Adams. All proceeds from these events benefits the college scholarship fund of the RULH FFA Alumni. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.noon Friday, January 27. 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.

the people in the Tri-County area will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 28. The ministry is located at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia and may be contacted by calling (937) 446-1416. UPCOMING EVENTS Fifth Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar sponsored by the Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK river Valley Chapter of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will be held from 1:45 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 at St. George Parish Hall, 509 East State Street in Georgetown. For more information call Julie Kline at (937) 392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier at (937) 3784769 (day) or (937) 378-4560 evenings. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Public Poetry/Literary Reading will be held on Saturday, February 18 at The Bardwell Winery in Mt. Orab. The event is being hosted by Gayle and Randy Weddell, owners of The Bardwell Winery at 720 North High Street in Mt. Orab. The winery opens at 4 p.m., readings begin at 7 p.m. For details call (513) 659-8822 or (513) 427-4211. Porky and Bess Presentation, will be presented by the Cincinnati Opera on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m. in the Edward K Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive in Hillsboro. Admission is free but seating is limited to 400. Advance tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis and can be picked up at all four SSCC campuses. Relay for Life Team Captains will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, with a committee meeting following at 7 p.m. at the Greystone Model Home, 221 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. For more information on how to become a part of the Relay for Life contact Abbey Sullivan at (888) 227-6446 ext. 4203. Mt. Orab United Methodist Women will introduce the 2012 officers while the Southeast Asia Initiative Fundraising Brunch is taking place in the Fellowship Hall of the church from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Please join us. Brown Soil and Water Conservation District will meet at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15 at the SWCD office located at 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. Williamsburg Presbyterian Preschool now enrolling, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m., three to five year olds. Contact Gloria Wright at (513) 724-7985.

SATURDAY 1/28 Free Community Dinner, will be offered by the congregation at the Mt. Orab United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please come join us for this event Meet the Candidates, sponsored by the Brown County Tea Party will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Best Western Hotel in Mt. Orab. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available. 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Cake Walk, sponsored by SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the hillsboro Elementary School cafeteria. For more information or to learn how to enter your own chili, call Jill Kelch at (937) 840-0216. Clothing Ministry sponsored by the Tri-County Baptist Church to meet clothing and other physical needs of

15th Annual Consignment Auction, sponsored by the Hillsboro FFA Alumni will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at Hillsboro United Producers, at the edge of Hillsboro on West Main Street (US 50) For more information call Rick Williams or Brad Williams at (937) 393-9447 or the Hillsboro FFA at (937) 393-4418. 8th Annual Valentine’s “Sweetheart Charity Ball” is set to take place on Saturday, February 11 a Roberts Centre in Wilmington from 8 to 11 p.m. Semi-formal/formal attire, at a cost of $100 per couple which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing photo of each couple and door prizes. This event is sponsored by SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped). For more information contact Linda Allen at (937) 393-1904 Ext. 131 or (937) 3646144. Please visit our website at Recertification Conference, the



January 22, 2012  

The Brown County Press

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