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Fire at M.O.Hyde Park Apartments BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Eight families were chased from their homes by smoke, flame and water damage at the Hyde Park West Apartments in Mt. Orab on Sunday, Jan. 29. The first call came in to the Mt. Orab Fire Department at 3:20 p.m. The arrived on the scene in minutes and began fighting the fire. They were assisted by fire units from Williamsburg, Sardinia and Fayetteville. Mt. Orab Fire Chief Lisa Reeves said that the fire began in a concealed space between two walls in the upper floor of the building. Reeves said the fire then

moved upward into the attic and to the roof. When firefighters arrived, they cut holes in the roof to vent the flames upward and to stop them from spreading through the attic to other apartments. Reeves said that firefighters battled the fire for 42 minutes before declaring it under control. By the time the fire was out, two apartments had sustained fire damage and six others had smoke and/or water damage. Reeves said firefighters were on the scene until 7:30 p.m. and also returned on Monday Jan 30 to take care of a few hot spots. A damage estimate was not available at press time.

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Firefighters work to put out a fire at the Hyde Park Apartments in Mt. Orab on Jan. 29.

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Republican Clerk of Courts hopefuls make their cases for your vote in March BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press There will be a four way contest on March 6 to represent the Republican Party in the race for Brown County Clerk of Courts. The Press asked candidates Clark Gray, Sandy McKinney, Jeff Frye and Marilyn Cluxton to answer four questions about themselves, their qualifications and their goals if they should win the office. Their answers are repeated verbatim below in the order their

responses were received. Next week, the two Democrat candidates for Brown County Sheriff, Josh Black and Todd Bumbalough, will be featured. Candidates for office will also be interviewed on 99.5 FM at 10 a.m. on each Friday leading up to the election. Black and Bumbalough will be on the radio Feb. 10. Clark Gray I am a Brown County Native, and resident of Ripley, Ohio. My wife, Angela (nee' Zurbuch), and I were married at Saint

Michael Church in Ripley in 2004. We have a four-year-old daughter (Lillian) and a twoyear-old son (Brock). I graduated from Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School in 1993. I attended Maysville Community College and Morehead State University; and in 1997 I graduated from the Ohio Peace Officers' Training Academy. In January of 1998, I was hired by the Brown County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff, and in July of that year, I transferred into the Court Serv-

ices Division of that agency where I remained until 2005. In 2005 I accepted my current position as a Probation Officer for adult felons through the Brown County Court of Common Pleas. I am running for Clerk of Courts for various reasons. I am a life-long resident of Brown County, and like the rest of us who have been so, I care about this county and its citizens, and have a desire to serve. Secondly, I want to be the best posCONTINUED ON PAGE 10

There are more developments in the cases of the “Brown County Five” Division of Wildlife Employees and former Brown County Wildlife Officer Allan Wright. 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. On Friday, Jan, 27, Lehman, Ward-Tackett and Haines were placed on unpaid administrative leave. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Lehman officially retired from the Division of Wildlife. And on Thursday, Feb. 2, the Brown County Press confirmed that Wright will plead CONTINUED ON PAGE 8


Two charged with stealing 150K from Brown County BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press 19 people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on Feb. 1, including a father and daughter who are accused of stealing $150,000 from Brown County. Van Workman and Michelle Dinsmore were the owners of Employer Benefits Services out of Mansfield, Ohio. EBS was what is known as a “third party administrator”, which acts as a middleman between healthcare providers and insurance companies.

Brown County employees began reporting problems in getting medical bills paid in March of 2011. EBS filed for bankruptcy late that month. Workman and Dinsmore are accused of keeping the money paid to them by Brown County and not paying it back out to healthcare providers in a timely manner. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said the case against the two will be held in Brown County Common Pleas Court, with Special Prosecutor CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Becky Cropper is shown here wearing her usual friendly smile shortly after being presented with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award during the January 30 Brown County Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast.

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ness Breakfast was held on Monday, January 30 at the Georgetown Church of Christ before a packed house. Nearly every chair in the room was filled with chamber members and other visitors who enjoyed a big breakfast and were anxious to see the presentation of the 2011 Drucker Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The chamber named Becky Cropper as recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’ Cropper was a long time extension agent for Brown County who has been heavily involved in local 4-H programs and other organizations over the past 33 years.

Cropper’s accomplishments included partnering with former Juvenile Court Judge Ron Dvorachek and former Ohio State highway Patrol commander Lt. Rex Newbanks to create the Ohio 4-H Carteen program in Michigan. She is still currently active in Brown County in collaboration with the juvenile court and the Ohio Highway Patrol. According to Tim McKeown, Brown County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, Cropper’s efforts have helped the chamber and every other organization she has ever been involved with. As Cropper was called to the podium a huge round of applause followed her all the way.

Following her acceptance of the Lifetime Achievement Award, she spoke briefly to the crowd. “I’m certainly pleased and this is such an honor to receive this award from the chamber,” Cropper began, “It’s been my honor to have served all of you over the last 33 years. The motto I have always lived by is... ‘We can’t adjust the wind...but we can adjust the sails.’ I hope everybody would think about what’s in your sailboat and what’s on that sail that we can continue to do as a community and as a county to make a difference.” Cropper concluded “I know many of the individuals in this CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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Chrystal Simpson and Attorney John Woliver listen to Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler during her Dec. 22 plea hearing.

Former Georgetown clerk Simpson sentenced to jail BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A former utilities clerk for the Village of Georgetown has been sentenced to 90 days in the Brown County Jail and two years of Community Control on Feb 2. Chrystal Simpson must also pay back $4150.22 to the Village of Georgetown as restitution. Simpson pleaded guilty to

theft on Dec. 22, 2011. At the December hearing, Simpson admitted stealing approximately four thousand dollars from the village between April 1, 2010 and August 1, 2011. The charge is a fifth degree felony. Georgetown Police Chief Buddy Coburn told Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler during the Dec. 22 hearing that CONTINUED ON PAGE 8


Sponsor of the 2011 Drucker Award, First State Bank President, Mike Pell (right) presents the prestigious award to Chatfield College president, John Tafaro during the recent Brown County Chamber of Commerce annual breakfast. Also shown is president of the chamber, Kelly Cornette.

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The Brown County Animal Shelter, under the guidance of members of the Brown County Humane Society, has a mission. It also has a mission statement posted boldly on it’s wall that reads: “The mission of the Brown County Animal Shelter is to encourage and assist in the enforcement of all laws and ordinances for the protection of the community and for the prevention of cruelty to animals.” Jan Staubach, humane society member and volunteer at the shelter, said the staff at the shelter take the mission statement seriously. Upon entering the shelter last week, visitors saw a large black bag sitting on the floor just inside the door. They were often asked to lift the bag, which weighed 37 pounds. The bag contained a very large towing chain which had been cut from around the neck of a 50 pound dog, rescued by the staff. “This was a very healthy dog, but it had this big, nasty chain embedded into it’s neck,” Staubach said, “We received a call about the dog from a concerned neighbor in Sardinia, who said they rarely saw anyone at the home, just the dog, and it could only move three or four feet, dragging that chain.” Staubach said that she was

told it was the only way the owner could keep the dog from breaking its chain. The dog was immediately taken to a veterinarian to have the chain cut out of it’s neck and get stitched up. “It’s a terrible thing to see,” Staubach added. “But the vet said that other than a bad scar, the young dog should make a full recovery.” Staubach said that the shelter recently made arrangements to fly one of its senior dogs to western Indiana, after the “Love of Labs” group that rescues unwanted, unloved and neglected Labradors. “They saw a picture of this beautiful lab on our facebook website and made the arrangements with an organization

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Jeanetta Cox with son Nathan, owners of Cox Firewood near Georgetown, are shown next to one of several piles of firewood ready to be sold. The pair are on the watch for the Asian longhorned beetle, which has recently shown up in Clermont County. They are hopeful the beetle doesn’t make its way to Brown County.

learned the hard way about the longhorned beetle when we cut some maple trees in Clermont County. We had taken several loads out of the area including two large loads of maple trees. “We didn’t know that the USDA had quarantined the area we were cutting out of, but when my son pulled out, a state inspector followed him back to our place.” Cox said they were immediately informed that they had moved wood from an Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation that had been quarantined “Nathan had to unload the maple firewood and laid it out one piece at a time, side by side for inspection of the beetle,” she added. “They looked at every piece of that wood and fortunately didn’t find anything, but they took the wood anyhow as a precaution.” Cox continued, “Although we hated losing the money from all that wood, we are very pleased

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an ash tree-killing insect introduced into Ohio in 2003. Cox Firewood is located on Rt 125, between Georgetown and Hamersville and may be contacted at (937)378-4309. To learn more about the Asian Longhorned Beetle or the Emerald Ash Borer and the progress that has been made in irradiating the pests visit

Fundraiser set for Ravens Girls Basketball Team The Western Brown Ravens girls basketball team will be holding a fundraiser on Thursday, February 16 from 4 - 9 p.m. at the Country Inn Restaurant in Mt. Orab. Come on out, have dinner and help the girls as they work hard to serve you.


We have often quoted and admired the Bereans. “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Acts 17:11. What anyone teaches or writes must be examined in the light of Scriptures only. This is what the Bereans did. Paul came teaching and preaching. What he said was confirmed by Scripture by the Bereans. Such a time came in March 13, 1812 for Alexander Campbell. His wife gave birth to a daughter. What should this preacher do? Should he baptize his infant daughter as he was taught? Scriptures were examined as the Bereans would do. Campbell did NOT sprinkle his daughter. He did not find any Scriptural reference or authority for it. He went on to conclude

that Scriptural baptism was by immersion only. He, having been sprinkled, was immersed June 12, 1812. His father and family were also immersed according to Scriptural authority that day. Where do you stand today? Is your stand with Scriptural authority? Do you stand with what you were taught that has no Scriptural authority? This is no small matter. Eternal salvation is at stake. The American Restoration Movement forefathers came to this conclusion: they would speak only where the Scriptures speak. Can there be a better way to live for God? “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17. “All the churches of Christ send greetings.” Romans 16:16.

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Taking A Trip Through Time This photo is from the 1937 Flood in Ripley. This house was on Cherry Street, Ripley. The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million persons were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million. The Ohio River reached 80 feet in Cincinnati on January 26, 1937. For the Ripley Bicentennial there will be a presentation about the 1937 Flood by Greg and Lisa Haitz at the Union Township Library, 27 Main Street, Ripley at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012. The public is invited to come and see the power point show and share your photos and stories. The above photo was shared by Greg Haitz. ‘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.

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Reader says life has value at every stage Dear Editor, I believe life is precious. I believe it has been since God first created it. From the book of beginnings, Genesis, human worth was not based on possessions, achievements, physical attractiveness, or public acclaim. Instead, it was based on being made in God’s image. That basic life principle has not changed for 21st Century homosapiens. Perhaps each of us should ponder these questions: “How do I value all life? When do I consider the value of life to start? And do I have the right to act counter to the intentions of my Creator?” Only since 1983 has our country set aside a single day of

the year to honor and remember life that ended in the womb. We’ve named it Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. This typically falls on the Lord’s Day in January closest to the anniversary date of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions handed down in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton on January 22, 1973. Certainly it’s important to protect and value life at all stages— from the womb through the entirety of a person’s life. Most definitely we must respect, honor, and assist the less fortunate, recognizing their value as human beings regardless of their situation. And without question we should defend the oppressed, comfort the weak, and care for the elderly.

In America, people who die at any age outside their mother’s womb are honored with a memorial service. A stone of remembrance is placed at the grave-site to mark the deceased’s legacy of life between birth and death. That’s as it should be in a culture where life is considered precious. Also, we consider the sanctity of life so precious that we have set aside a special place at Arlington National Cemetery for unknown servants who have died defending freedom, calling it the “Tomb of the Unknowns.” But…tragically, where is the Arlington National Cemetery for the “Tomb of the Unknown Babies?” There have been over 54 million of them, which is 50

times the number of men and women killed in America’s major wars. These children of the womb have not had the opportunity to serve their country and pursue life, liberty, or happiness. Why? Because we who are alive have taken it from them. Again, I ask you to consider these questions: “How do I value all life? And when do I consider the value of life to start? And do I have the right to act counter to the intentions of my Creator?” Finally, why doesn’t America have an “Arlington” dedicated to the “Tomb of the Unknown Babies?” Doug Carter Georgetown

The political season shifts into high gear starting with this weeks paper. The Republican Clerk of Courts race is featured on the front page. All four candidates are getting the chance to tell you about themselves and why they deserve your vote. Coming up in the weeks leading up to the March 6 Primary, I’ll be profiling the Democrat Candidates for Brown County Sheriff and Brown County Commissioner. The fin al two weeks before the election will feature a profile of the Republican races for the Ohio State House of Representatives and the Ohio State Senate. In all cases, the candidates will get the same questions and the same chance to answer them, and have the same deadlines for submitting their answers. I will also be profiling one race per week on 99.5 WAOL FM on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. I’m telling you t his for a couple of let you know where and when you can get solid information about the people who want your vote and to assure everyone that fairness to all candidates is important here at the Press. Some candidates are incumbents and some are not. Incumbents are in the news all the time by the very nature of their jobs. They won’t get any special treatment just because they are currently in office, but I’m also not going



WAYNE GATES, EDITOR to ignore something they’ve accomplished that is newsworthy just because they are running for re-election. I know some of them better than others. I see some candidates on a weekly basis, and I have never even met others face to face. How well I know someone or how often I see them will also have no bearing on my coverage decisions. Some candidates have already submitted items regarding their candidacy that have been published, and I encourage all candidates to think of the Press as the election moves closer. Each submission will be evaluated before being approved or disapproved for publication. If a candidate or a supporter submits a news item or letter to the editor that is not published and they want to know why, call me at (937) 444-3441. I’ll have an answer for you. Submissions that are critical of other candidates will get a very close look. Please keep letters to the editor civil and factual. I enjoy political years and I’m looking forward to this one. I hope I still feel that way in a month or so.

What Do You Think? Do you think having one primary election instead of state by state primaries would be a good idea?

Bingaman says Rick Eagan not at fault Dear Editor, It has come to my attention after several phone calls and the rumors through the grape vine that someone is getting the blame for something he does not deserve, Commissioner Rick Eagan WAS NOT

the reason I left the Brown County Communication Center. He stood up for me. That decision was mine to make, I felt it was best I move on. I have tried to keep this out of the news, I have not made comments to the papers when

ask to do so, but I cannot let someone take the blame for something that they did not do. I worked hard for this County for 13 years, as a dispatcher, then as a Dispatch Supervisor. I truly loved my job, I always did the best job that I could possi-

bly do (and received accommodations for doing so) I believe that the Citizens and First Responders deserved and still do deserve nothing less. Because of who you are friends with outside your employment should HAVE NO BEARING on how you are treated. You should be treated with respect and honesty, these are values that we learn as children. There are a few who know the whole story, tremely important for our eco- I have nothing to hide; I have done nothing wrong except for nomic welfare. Purtell has not been hand- tell the truth. I stand behind picked by the local political es- Commissioner Eagan, I have tablishment ... he is running this the greatest respect for him, he race on his own with only a few is an honest, caring, and hard supporters. But he is a man of working person, he works with integrity and he deserves a shot honor and integrity, he only at the office. I say ‘let’s give him wants what is best for the County as a whole not for a sea chance to prove himself.’ You know, it’s kind of inspir- lect few. It is time that we have ing when a man gets into the someone in there that honestly ring and know’s, going in, that has our best interest at heart. he is an underdog. I always He looks at the big picture not cheer for the underdog. (Maybe how we can fix it for now to get I’ve watched too many ‘Rocky’ by; he tries to find solutions that movies!) But people who have are going to last, solutions that the heart to try and beat the will ensure our children will not odds give me hope. How about be paying for our mistakes. Nowana Bingaman you? Rev. Sam Talley

Talley says to vote for Steve Purtell Adams County prior to that. I respect a man who is fully aware that he will have to fight his way up hill, but is willing to give it a try anyway. Steve is a fiscal and social conservative, inspired by Ronald Reagan back during his college and law school days. He is a committed family man and church member. And Steve wants to put an emphasis on Ohio becoming ‘business friendly’, doing away with high taxes and over-regulation. Mr. Purtell knows how the laws of the state work and how they need to be adjusted to achieve a more appropriate balance to make our state attractive, once again, to business. This is ex-

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Couple calling attention to political documentary Dear Editor, My husband and I are not one's for getting involved in political squabbles, We don't like being in the center of controversy. But not long ago, we were informed about a documentary, by Aaron Russo, a movie producer, who is now deceased. This documentary Freedom To Fascism only infuriated us. It made us feel as if we were in another movie... The Matrix...being asked if we wanted the red or blue pill. As members of society, we fear anything out of the norm. We are afraid to stand, and

fight for what we believe in, for fear of retaliation. My husband and I have been watching the recent debates and have been asking ourselves, Are these the candidates that we have to chose from? We as people can no longer hide our heads in the sand. We should be able to stand up for what we believe in and if we don't stand together as people... We Will Fail... Please check out this documentary on It speaks for itself. Kelly & Karen Ellison Georgetown

I kind of like the state by state primaries. It gives you a better idea of how the rest of the country is thinking. Steve Brethauer, Williamsburg

One primary would mean less phone calls from computers wanting your vote. I don't like talking to machines. Deanna Fletcher, Mt. Orab

No, not at all, state by state primaries allows the candidates to get exposure across the country. Angela Applegate, Lake Waynoka

After the last presidential election, I don't think its a good idea to have just one primary. Roxie Highchew, New Harmony

Yes, I do think it could be a good idea. How much time does it take to get to know a candidate? Ed Covert, Bethel

I think having one primary should be enough, I'm already sick of all the commercials and phone calls. Joyce Young, Mt. Orab


Dear Editor, Politicians and politicalwanna-bes are a dime a dozen. You can buy ‘em anywhere ... cheap. But, every now and then, somebody comes along that stands apart from those other folks scampering around to get our votes. I believe that Steve Purtell is such a man ... he will be my pick for the GOP nominee for State Senator from the 14th District. These is no pretense about this guy and he has no delusions about the fact that he is seen locally as a political outsider ... even though he has served as an Assistant Prosecutor in Brown County since 2009 and was in private practice in

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Rural electric cooperatives are generally referred to as unregulated utilities because the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) does not govern them. Also, with a few exceptions, the state statutes and rules governing utilities do not apply to these companies. Nevertheless, consumers who receive electric services from these companies do have rights, which are outlined in this article. Q: What is a rural electric cooperative? A: A rural electric cooperative is an electric service company owned by the household members who receive its electric services. These cooperatives, which are governed by a member-elected board, were formed to establish electric service in rural areas not served by other utility companies. Co-ops are generally smaller organizations than investor-owned utilities and have smaller service areas. Currently 25 different cooperatives provide electric service in 77 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Q: How do I join a rural electric cooperative? A: If you live in an area served by an electric cooperative, you must fill out an application and pay a small membership fee, usually $5 or $10, to join the cooperative and get service. If you are a tenant, then you will probably


be asked to pay a security deposit. If you are a tenant, you may also need a letter from your landlord or a copy of your lease agreement that shows you have the right to live on the property you are renting. Q: Who sets my utility rates and other policies? A: The cooperative’s governing board sets the rates you are charged for electric service, as well as other policies, such as qualifications for membership and when and how electric services can be terminated. When you join a cooperative, you should receive a booklet explaining your member rights and responsibilities. You will receive information about annual meetings and have the right to vote for members of the governing board. You will also receive a monthly magazine with information about your cooperative. With respect to the practical aspects of receiving electric service, however, a cooperative is not different from an investor-owned utility. Q: Do rural electric cooperatives have payment plans?

A: Most rural electric cooperatives allow you to voluntarily enroll in a payment plans. Unlike the Percentage of Income Payment (PIPP) plans available to investor-owned utility customers, these plans are not based on your income or ability to pay. If you have fallen behind on your bill, you must individually negotiate a repayment plan. Generally, the sooner you ask, the more willing your company is to work with you. You should contact the cooperative before your service is shut off to avoid the expenses of reconnection. If someone in your household has a health problem and has medical equipment that requires electricity to run or medicine that requires refrigeration and you are facing a shut off for nonpayment, contact your provider immediately and ask about keeping your service on with a certificate of medical necessity. Your doctor will have to fill out a form, and you will have to enter into a payment plan to continue service. Q: Do rural electric cooperatives accept Ohio’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) vouchers? A: Yes. All rural electric cooperatives will accept the federally funded HEAP vouchers to help you pay your electric bill. Q: I gave my electric cooperative a HEAP voucher, but

they still won’t turn my service back on. Don’t they have to honor the voucher? A: While all companies will accept vouchers to pay, or help pay, your electric bill, the amount of the voucher may not be enough to cover what you owe. Because electric cooperatives are not subject to PUCO rules or orders, they do not have to accept voucher payment as sufficient to restore your service. Q: Who do I complain to if I have a problem with my unregulated utility? A: Each utility should have a grievance process you can use to dispute your bill or challenge a termination notice. If the process is not explained in your member booklet or printed on your bill or notice of termination, you should contact the main office of the utility, explain that you disagree with the bill or termination and ask for a meeting or hearing. If the company does not have a dispute process, you should contact your local legal aid for help (1-866-LAWOHIO). You may also try calling the Ohio Attorney General’s help center (1-800282-0515). While the PUCO has a complaint center, the PUCO does not deal with unregulated utilities and will not be able to help you resolve your complaint.

yields impressive results Provisional fatalities numbers are down, criminal patrol numbers are unprecedented A year ago troopers were asked one simple question under the Patrol’s new mantra, Trooper Shield What are you going to do today to contribute to a safer Ohio? And troopers answered. They answered with hard work which translated into increased OVI arrests and drug seizures and a decrease in the number of people killed in motor vehicle crashes. This hard work contributed to safer roadways and an increased quality of life in Ohio communities. Provisional statistics reveal 997 confirmed deaths on Ohio’s roadways in 2011, with an additional 32 unconfirmed deaths. Even if all the unconfirmed fatalities make their way into the confirmed category, there is still a significant decrease over 2010 - when 1,080 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in Ohio. “Even though we made great strides in 2011 – we will

LIEUTENANT RANDY MCELFRESH remain focused on continuing these successes into 2012 and beyond,” said Lt. McElfresh, commander of the Georgetown Post. “We have a lot of work left to do. Too many people are losing their lives on Ohio’s roadways and too many criminals continue to traverse our highways.” As part of the Trooper Shield mantra, the Patrol placed an increased emphasis on their criminal patrol efforts. By doing this, troopers were able to seize an unprecedented amount of drugs - removing them from Ohio communities. Overall increases were seen in every significant category of illegal contraband: prescription pills seizures increased by 46 percent, cocaine was up 663 percent, heroin was up 69 percent and marijuana was up 7 percent. To view a complete breakdown of the drugs seized and the Patrol’s overview of enforcement in 2011 please visit /2011_recap.pdf


Running government like a business Mr. President: Don’t forget about is paying off for all Ohio taxpayers those jobs in Southern Ohio

Ohio’s families, senior citizens and small businesses have sacrificed in order to make ends meet in today’s economy. I believe taxpayers have a right to expect their government to be just as committed to tightening the belt and doing more with less. That’s why my first action as Ohio’s Treasurer was to launch a Top to Bottom Review of the office to find ways to eliminate waste and run more efficiently. This review identified over a hundred ways to save money, streamline operations and stretch taxpayer dollars. For instance, the review uncovered that an individual was being paid to drive millions of dollars worth of government checks from Columbus to our depository bank in Cleveland every single day. I asked our staff, if a citizen can deposit a check from their smart phone or personal computer, why can’t the government? As a result, we implemented an electronic banking system that saved the state $100,000 per year in unnecessary costs, increased interest income, and perhaps most importantly, increased security of taxpayer funds. I also looked at the spending of previous administrations and found wasteful expenses that our office could simply do without. We slashed spending on promotional materials and advertising expenses, and discontinued the purchase of giveaway items like pencils, tote bags, piggy banks, fans, golf shirts, water bottles and jar openers – items that added no real value to the core functions of the Treasurer’s office. We also sought to break a taboo of state government and aggressively cut transportation costs and sold state vehicles. By directing our staff to either drive themselves or share vehicles with other state agencies we saved taxpayers money on car payments, insurance, parking and maintenance. The review uncovered that one past Treasurer spent more than $678,000 on new office furniture like expensive filing cabinets, and fancy desks and chairs. I placed an immediate moratorium on the purchase of new office furniture and instructed my staff to make the best use of the furniture we have in the office. As the state’s fiscal watchdog, we placed a renewed focus on protecting the money that we hold for taxpayers. We charted a conservative strategy to navigate the European sovereign debt

JOSH MANDEL, OHIO TREASURER crisis that allowed us to earn back all principal and interest on investments in European bank commercial paper, and to eliminate taxpayer exposure to the crisis. We also diligently worked to maintain and improve Ohio’s credit ratings in order to keep our borrowing costs low. I am happy to report that, through our conservative budgeting and fiscal management, at the same time the United States credit rating was downgraded by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), Ohio’s credit rating outlook was upgraded. STAR Ohio – the investment fund that I manage for local governments and school districts – maintained the highest rating possible, even as Standard & Poor's downgraded 14 other similar local government funds across the country and unfortunately downgraded the United

States' credit rating for the first time in American history. Additionally, Ohio’s general obligation bonds received the highest rating possible from Fitch, at the same time as they downgraded the United States’ rating outlook. Our efforts to run government more like a business are paying off for taxpayers. At the end of the fiscal year, we were able to return a $400,000 surplus to taxpayers, and implement a budget that reduces general revenue fund operating expenses by $1.2 million. As Ohio’s Treasurer I have been focused on our goal of running the most cost-effective, productive and efficient treasurer’s office in the country. I count all 11.5 million Ohioans as my bosses, and I am working hard to ensure that the Treasurer’s office gives taxpayers the return on investment and services that they deserve – especially in this challenging economy. View Treasurer Mandel’s Top-Bottom Review Report at

The president’s State of the Union address on January 24 gave me an opportunity to remind him of the plight of the people of Pike County, which has the highest unemployment rate in Ohio at 14.3 percent. The national unemployment rate is 8.5 percent. As he passed me on his way to the podium in the House Chamber, I urged the president to please keep working to help private industry create jobs through the American Centrifuge project. “You know we will,” he said. The project would support creating nearly 4,000 jobs in Ohio. Jobs are one of my top priorities, but this project is also important to our national defense. The American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon would provide the uranium needed to supply tritium, which is a key component of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and must be replenished regularly. The project is also extremely important to U.S. efforts to prevent the

JEAN SCHMIDT proliferation of nuclear weapons. If we are to persuade other nations to not enrich uranium, we must be able to provide it in a way limited to peaceful purposes. The American Centrifuge project would utilize the only U.S.-developed and owned uranium enrichment technology. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I cringe at the notion that we might end up dependent on some other country to supply us. It could handcuff our foreign policy, weaken our military posture, and put at risk American business interests worldwide. The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed a $300 million research, development, and demonstration program that could lead to a loan guarantee needed to bring this technology to fruition.


Rural electric cooperative consumers have rights Patrol’s 2011 Trooper Shield

Right now, the entire country is worried about jobs and the economy. Everyone, it seems, knows someone who has been laid off, had work hours cut, lost their home, or is thinking about filing for bankruptcy. This reminds me of the state that our Union was in 32 years ago, when Ronald Reagan was running for the presidency. At that time, our economy was in the tank from high unemployment, runaway inflation, and interest rates that nobody could afford. People back then wondered whether the country was in a recession or had slipped into a depression. Reagan crystallized an answer in just a handful of words: “A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours.” As President Obama was leaving after his speech, he passed by me again. Don’t forget about those jobs in Southern Ohio, I said. “I haven’t,” he said. And neither will I.


Let’s make 2012 the year of manufacturing You may not know Elizabeth Williams personally, but you know someone like her. Elizabeth Williams is a single mother of two living in North Jackson who has worked at General Motors’ Lordstown plant for 17 years. One of her sons, Zachary, dreams of becoming a state highway patrolman. Though he’s only in high school, he works as a part-time dispatcher for the Columbiana Police Department after school. Her other son, Bryan, is an iron worker who’s stayed in the Mahoning Valley and is working on building V&M Star Steel’s new $650 million expansion in Youngstown. Every year, Senators and Members of Congress are allotted one guest ticket for the State of the Union address. Last week, Elizabeth Williams attended President Obama’s address as my guest—because she and her family symbolize exactly how important manufacturing is to Ohio and to our nation. The most recent jobs report noted 23,000 manufacturing jobs were added in December, affirming that manufacturing is critical to an economic recovery. Yet as we’ve seen with the auto res-

SHERROD BROWN cue, there is a role for government to work alongside the private sector in supporting manufacturing. Rescuing the auto industry was about saving American manufacturing and preventing Ohio from entering a depression. It wasn’t just about three companies in Detroit, but about the hundreds of suppliers and thousands of workers—like Elizabeth—that are the backbone of Ohio’s economy. Today, plants from Toledo to Defiance to Youngstown are hiring workers. The Chevy Cruze—which Elizabeth helps assemble at Lordstown—is one of the hottest selling cars in America. And as new data from the Center for Automotive Research reveals, we are seeing jobs retained and created in the auto and manufacturing sectors. Between 2009 and 2010, we added more than 3,000 new auto jobs in Ohio. By 2015, Ohio will add 3,500

new jobs on top of that. But much more needs to be done. Last year, following the State of the Union, I called on the President to give manufacturing the attention it rightly deserves. Our manufacturers face a slew of challenges right now. According to a recent report, the U.S. has lost 28 percent of its high-technology manufacturing jobs over the last decade. Manufacturers across Ohio and our country are facing a flood of cheap Chinese imports— often priced artificially low due to currency manipulation. And in December, a federal appeals court ruled that the United States cannot place tariffs on subsidized imports from countries like China— the same tariffs that have helped create jobs at dozens of companies, like V&M Star Steel, where Elizabeth’s son Bryan is hard at work So the question is: how can we strengthen manufacturing? That starts with enforcing trade law, which may be the best jobs plan that doesn’t cost taxpayers one cent. Last year, the biggest bipartisan jobs bill to pass the Senate was my Currency Exchange Rate Oversight

Reform Act of 2011, a bill to crack down on China’s unfair currency manipulation. Currency manipulation is an illegal trade practice in which the Chinese government intentionally devalues its own currency against the United States dollar, giving its exports a price advantage. Though my bill cleared the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 63-35, leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have yet to bring it to the floor for a vote. That vote is long overdue—and I urge my colleagues in the House to take up this bill as soon as possible. I’ve also been working with the Administration—as well as workers, educators, businesses, and manufacturers across Ohio—to develop a national manufacturing strategy. Last year, with Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), I introduced the National Manufacturing Strategy Act of 2011, which seeks to increase manufacturing jobs, identify emerging technologies to enhance U.S. competitiveness, and strengthen the manufacturing sectors in which the U.S. is most competitive. And finally, we must work to add 21st-century manufacturing jobs in Ohio—and en-

sure that our workers have the skills to fill those positions. I’ve long called for the renewal of a research & development tax credit known as the Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit, or 48C. This credit has already helped many Ohio companies create jobs and transition to the clean energy economy. I’ve also called for the passage of the Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) Act, which would help workers train for high-tech jobs in their region. By tailoring workforce development to the needs of regional, high-growth industries, more workers will receive jobs and more businesses will be attracted to the region based. We may never replace all the manufacturing jobs that we’ve lost—but we can stand up for our workers. We should do everything we can to create the conditions that can create the jobs they need and that our country needs. We should do everything we can to show once again that manufacturing is the backbone to our economy and our middle class.




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February 8, 2012 is an important day for residents of Brown County. That’s the last day they can pay the first half of their 2012 real estate tax bill without receiving a 10% penalty. Connie Patrick, Brown County Treasurer, anticipates collecting a little over $11,000,000 from residents. The funds collected will be distributed between the county, the schools, the town-

ships, corporations, JVS and the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “If everyone who owes real estate taxes pays by the 8th of February,” Patrick said, “We would collect over $11 million, but we know that’s not going to happen. These are difficult times for many residents.” She continued “We are fortunate here in Brown County, though, because residents running a little behind on paying their taxes have the ability to pay their taxes at nearly



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ments for anyone having trouble coming up with the full amount of their taxes,” Patrick added. “We supply a payment book to make the process easier. We are here to help people and we have done everything we can to make this as painless as possible for our residents. Payments can be paid on line, although we don’t take debit or credit cards here in the office. We have a great website that is available that can answer a multitude of questions.” Patrick said the treasurers office will be extremely busy in the next week as people scramble to beat the deadline and avoid the late penalty. To make a payment on line visit or call (800) 2paytax (800-2729829. The treasurer’s office is located at 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 171 in Georgetown. The office phone number is (937) 378-6705 and its website is www.treasurerbrowncounty.c om.


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Senator Thomas Niehaus says an early farewell After serving as State Senator of the 14th district since 2005, Senator Tom Niehaus stands next to an obviously emotional wife, Emily, as he thanks everyone in attendance of the 2011 Brown County Chamber of Commerce business breakfast for their continued support. Niehaus, who served as state representative 2001 to 2004 then as senator since 2005, will leave office in December this year and is not eligible to run again. Niehaus and his wife reside near New Richmond in Clermont County. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Surcharge on utilities in Village of Georgetown goes back to committee, Grant statue to be set in late April BY Martha Jacob The Brown County Press Georgetown Village Council will take a fresh look at a surcharge now in effect for water and sewer users in and outside the village corporation limits. During the January 26 meeting, Councilman Steve Triplett addressed council about the issue of the surcharge, questioning the fairness of the charge. “I would like to have a little discussion on the fairness of the surcharge on utilities,” Triplett began. “The way it works now, when someone comes into the village and they sign up for water and sewer, they still have to pay that surcharge. They don’t get charged that second surcharge of the bill but they’re still getting charged that first one. Personally, I think that’s a little bit unfair. I don’t think they should have a surcharge if they’re willing to come in to the village.” Triplett continued, “I had a case come up where I can see it’s going to take a lot to get these people into the village, in fact, it’s probably won’t happen. But I think we need to think through this surcharge issue a little bit. It’s in place and it’s doing its job, but I think in a few month we’ll probably see some people in here that want to come in to the village and once they sign that paper, they’ll be thinking they won’t have that extra sewer charge or extra water charge, but the fact is, they’re still going to be paying that surcharge somewhat.” Village Administrator Kelly Jones commented that many of these residents who want to come into the village now were offered the opportunity to sign on along with other residents but chose not to. “Some of these people had the opportunity to sign on but didn’t want to,” Jones said. “The ones who wanted to come in, got on board and we got those out the way. Now we have this second group of people who want to come in and get on board. Right now this decision is up to council.” Triplett added that another

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Marilyn Cluxton, Republican candidate for Brown County Clerk of Courts talked briefly at the Georgetown Council meeting January 26 and asked for their support and vote in the March 6 election. She was accompanied by her husband Tom.

issue council needs to look as is when a property is bought by a new resident, is there any way of tracking each of the new owners to find out if they wish to come in to the village? Mayor Dale Cahall, after listening to all the comments, recommended placing the issue back into the Utilities Committee for more discussion and consider making some changes. “I think we were on the right path here when we set this all up,” Cahall said, “But perhaps we need to look at this again.” Council chose to send the surcharge issue back to committee. In other business at the meeting solicitor Jay Cutrell asked council to pass a resolution for a supplemental appropriation for the Possum Run Sewer Project. Cutrell said $1,122,550 had already been spent on the project, and money just needed to be transferred. The passed the resolution. Josh Black, Democratic candidate for Brown County Sheriff, spoke briefly to council and asked for any support they could offer. Black told council that he had 20 years experience in law enforcement, with 19 of those spent in the Village of Mt. Orab. He added that he is a certified fire fighter as well as an EMT and also sits on the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Also approaching council was Marilyn Cluxton, Republican candidate for Brown County Clerk of Courts. Cluxton told council that she would appreciate their support in the March 6 election. “I am an employee of the clerk of courts here in Brown County and have been for nearly six years,” Cluxton said. “I love my job, I love the people I work with and I look forward to continue serving the people of Brown County.” Kelly reported to council that the contracts have been signed off on the Possum Run Project

and work should begin very soon, weather permitting. He also told council that plans for erecting the Ulysses Grant statue are moving forward. “Originally the Grant statue was to be set and in place in the small park area in the middle of town some time in late February,” Kelly said, “but now it looks more like late April. We are, however, moving forward with getting the base set which will hold the statue. Kelly said that a new LED street light had been put up in town near the small park. We purchased six of these street lights,” he said. “We want to make sure just how well they work. They’re more expensive, but it’s a 65 watt light that puts out 150 watts of light. Our regular lights have to be replaced every two years or so, these can last 20 years. We’ll see how they do.”

Brown sentenced to three years in prison A grand jury indicted Brittany L. Brown, 24, in December 2011 on one count of Aggravated Robbery. On January 4, Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler accepted Brown’s plea of guilty to an amended charge of Robbery. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Brown to three years in prison. Brown was also ordered to pay court costs and public defender fees. Judge Gusweiler further ordered three years post release control by the Adult Parole Authority upon Brown’s release from prison.



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Jennifer Mae Ernst, 39 of Georgetown, Oh., died Saturday, January 28, 2012. She worked for the Kroger Fuel Center where she became very fond of her customers. Having no children of her own, Jennifer enjoyed her nieces and nephews. They brought her great joy and her happiest times where spending time with them. Jennifer was born July 24, 1972 in Milwaukee, Wisc., the daughter of Ralph L. Ernst of Georgetown, Oh., and the late Evelyn Mae (Wagoner) Ernst. In addition to her father, Miss Ernst is survived by three brothers – Russ Ernst and wife Clair of Hamersville, Chuck Ernst and wife Terry and Ryan Ernst and wife Angie all of Georgetown, one sister – Nikki Ernst and friend Colt Gross of Georgetown, three nieces – Rachel Smith, Josie Ernst and Audrey Ernst; five nephews – Christopher Ernst, Aaron Ernst, Christopher Worthington, Rory Ernst and RJ Ernst; special friend – Matt Goetz of Renton, Wash., and many other family and friends that will miss her dearly. Services were held Thursday, February 2, 2012. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Frankie N. Robbins, 95 Frankie N. Robbins, 95 of Georgetown, died Sunday, January 29, 2010. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Robbins was born February 10, 1916 in Oneida, Tenn., the daughter of the late Henry and Laura (Adkins) Newport. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ward W. Robbins and four brothers, Mrs. Robbins is survived by four daughters – Martha Ann Behymer of Goshen, Carolyn Sue Bonniville of Smyrna, Tenn., Sharon Robbins Hall of Georgetown, and Susan Diane Smith of Georgetown, one son, Ward Ronald Robbins of Florida; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; two sisters – Opal Klems of Cincinnati, and Charlene McRaven of Middeltown, Oh. Following cremation, a memorial service was held on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Interment of the cremains followed the memorial service in Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: The Brown County Humane Society. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Susanna Haven, 81, Felicity, Oh., died on Monday, January 30, 2012. Survived by her husband Ronald Dean Haven, 1 brother, Charles King, 1 sister, Helen Mildred King, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were on Thursday February 2, 2012. Burial was at Felicity Cemetery, Felicity, Oh. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Edna Belle Lehmann, 100 Edna Belle Lehmann, 100 of Hamersville, Oh., died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 She was a homemaker. Edna was born February 15, 1911 in Batesville, Ind., the daughter of the late Henry Clay and Loris Lee (Cox) Worthington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband – William Lehmann, two sons – Nicholas Clay Kunkel and Karl Kunkel and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Lehmann is survived by one daughter – Loris Schneider and husband Don of Georgetown, one son – Bernard Kunkel of Hamersville, three brothers – Fred Worthington of Hamersville, William Worthington of Sarasota, Flor., and Robert Worthington of Cincinnati, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday, January 28, 2012 where Kevin Whitsett officiated. Interment was in the Rosehill Cemetery in Feesburg, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Gladys (nee Partin) Penley, 82 Gladys (nee Partin) Penley, 82, New Richmond, died January 28, 2012. Mrs. Penley was the widow of Jack Penley, dear mother of Jacqueline R. Snider, Norma F. Hatfield, Debby McClean and the late Ronnie Penley, dear sister of Verda Collins, Bessie Partin, Margie Cobb, Ruby Smith and Dewey Partin, and the late Zella Miracle and Thelma Partin also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services were Friday, February 3, 2012. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

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Ralph L. “Pee Wee” Sullivan, 71 of Georgetown, Oh., passed away Monday, January 30, 2012 with his loving wife of 47 years by his side. He was retired from General Motors, a member of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show and a United States Army veteran serving from 1958 – 1965 in Fort Knox, Ky. Ralph was born October 1, 1940 in Brown County, Ohio the son of Marie (Roquet) Sullivan of Georgetown, Ohio and the late Cecil Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife of 47 years – Bonnie (Reid) Sullivan whom he married May 23, 1964; one son – Tim Sullivan and wife Connie of Georgetown, one daughter – Tammy Kidwell of Georgetown, one grandson – Pvt. Daniel Sullivan of Fort Benning, Ga., and three granddaughters – Meranda Sullivan and Courtney and Kasey Kidwell all of Georgetown. Following cremation, memorial services were held Friday, February 3, 2012 where Scott Hennig officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Terry Wayne Chamblin, 56, Lynx, Oh., formerly of Manchester, died Friday, January, 27, 2012. He was born February 27, 1955, in Brush Creek Township, Adams County to the late Harold “Jim” and Wilma “Bunny” (Rogers) Chamblin. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Ray Chamblin. Terry is survived by a daughter, Summer Preston-Lehr, Manchester, five brothers, Charles Rogers, Lynx, Richard (Teresa) Chamblin, Lynx, Roger Chamblin, West Union, Randy Chamblin, Richmond, Ky., and Larry Chamblin, Lynx, two sisters, Donna Boldman, West Union, and Kathy Ball, Richmond, Ky., and many nephews and nieces. A self-employed carpenter, he was a 1974 graduate of West Union High School. Inurnment will be on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at East Liberty Cemetery in Lynx. Mr. Chamblin was cremated. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Nola Hensley Jones, 93 Nola Hensley Jones, 93, Hillsboro, Oh., died on Thursday, January 26, 2012. She was the wife of the late Billie Jones. Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters: Dorothy (Paul) Raines, Helen (Mevin Wilson) Burt and Anna (Jack) Bell, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, brothers: Fred, Rex and the late Cling, Merida, Afton and Orla Hensley, sisters: Eleanor Woodall and the late Gladys Beckelhymer and Ella Barnes, numerous nieces and nephews. Member of the Clermont Eastern Stars #135. Member of the felicity First Baptist Church. Eastern Star Services were held at the Felicity First Baptist Church, on Monday January 30, 2012 where funeral services followed. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery, Moscow, Ohio. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Michael Wayne Haynes, 41 Michael Wayne Haynes, 41 of Georgetown, Oh., passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012. He was born April 10, 1970, son of the late Jackie D. Haynes Sr., and Shirley A. Augst. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters Debra S. Haynes and Christy M. Haynes. Mr. Haynes was the husband of Tamera Haynes, sonin-law to Larry and Ruth McKieben. He is survived by one sister - Jacqueline (Brent )Kiser-four brothers Douglas Haynes, Jackie Haynes, Samuel (Cheryl) Haynes, and Shawn (Gwen) Haynes. Two sister-inlaws, Paula Haynes and Becky (Bobby) Alexander and two brother-in-laws Rick (Sandra) McKieben and Brian (Christine) McKieben, two daughters Trina (David) Tincher and Amber Perkins and one son, Marcus Perkins, four grandchildren - Kacie, Heather and Cortney Tincher and Gage Warman, plus many aunts, uncles, neices, nephews, family and friends. Services will be held at the Russellville Baptist Church. Anyone who wishes to attend please contact family.

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CHILDREN AFTER FUNERAL A child should be allowed to remain even if there has been a tragic loss in the family. Of course, when someone in the family dies, everyone else has to pitch in and assume some of the tasks and responsibilities that the deceased once had. However, don’t make a ten-year-old or even a fourteen-year-old be the “mommy” or the “man of the house”. They should know that more is expected of them in terms of household chores, but they should know that it is okay to be ten or fourteen. The experience will have helped them mature a lot, anyway. Don’t force it further by denying them the opportunity to still be a child. Don’t be afraid to talk about the deceased with your child, and let them share memories. Let children know that it is good to remember people after death, that we can treasure the lessons

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Today, the terms inoculation and vaccination are synonymous. That wasn’t always the case however. Inoculation comes from the Latin inoculare meaning “to graft” and was originally used to refer to grafting one plant onto another. Many of us are hesitant to get vaccinated because it involves getting a shot; however, many a colonist would have gladly traded places with us. Inoculation was used to prevent smallpox. In order to be inoculated a person would have their skin on their arm or leg cut open, and the puss or scabs from a smallpox-infected person was put in the cut then it was bandaged up. That person would then contract a case of smallpox themselves, but usually in a milder form. There is some evidence that inoculation began in India around 1500BC, and there are also references to the process in China around 1000AD. The process didn’t make it to Europe until the 18th century. One of the early supporters was Lady Montague who was introduced to inoculation when her husband Edward Wortley Montague was appointed ambassador to Instanbul. She had been disfigured by smallpox and her brother had been killed by it, so she had the embassy’s surgeon inoculate her fiveyear-old son. When she returned to London in 1721, she had her daughter inoculated in the presence of the physicians of the royal court. In the colonies, Reverend Cotton Mather and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston were big proponents of the practice. In 1721, there was a smallpox epidemic, and Mather and Boylston actively promoted inoculation, practicing it themselves. Colonists were not happy with a reverend practicing medicine, and as the deaths from the epidemic grew, Mather’s house was bombed. In addition to practicing inoculation, Mather and Boylston also kept records of the success and failures. Later they published their findings showing that only two percent of the inoculated patients died whereas 14 percent of those contract-

HEALTH MATTERS TOM CALLAHAN, RPH ing smallpox in the normal way died. This is not to say that inoculation was a walk in the park. Before he became president, John Adams was inoculated and spent three weeks in the hospital. Remember these people actually caught smallpox— it usually ended up being a milder infection — and after became immune to the disease. People were also exposed to any other illness that the infected person had such as syphilis or tuberculosis, because there was no screening for other diseases. The other barrier was the high cost of the procedure. It cost more than one year’s salary for most people. These facts lead Benjamin Franklin to establish the “Society for Inoculating the Poor Gratis”. It is hard to imagine what a scourge smallpox could have been in those days, killing around 15 percent of those who contracted it and leaving the survivors with disfiguring scars. General George Washington started an inoculation program for his army because he was losing more soldiers to smallpox than to the British. Although Jenner is credited with the smallpox vaccine, it should be obvious that he was standing on the shoulders of giants. If you have a question you’d like me to address, stop in and see me at Pamida pharmacy, call me at 3786849, or send an email to You can find archives of previous Health Matters at

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IS THERE A HELL? Genesis 6: 5-8: “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” I am thankful for that word “But” in the last verse. Let me stop a minute here at that word. It does not matter what your sin is, no matter how wicked you have been, what your past is, or for a Christian how backslidden you are, just remember this; there is that word “but”. It is a corner word; it can turn a whole train of thought around. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.” I am talking about the amazing, marvelous, grace of God. If you look up the definition of the word grace it means an unmerited favor. It does not cost you a thing. If you give a present to your children, it does not cost them anything, however, it does cost you something. Salvation is an unmerited favor; it is a gift from God. It does not cost you anything but it cost Christ His life. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, gave His life on the cross to give to you and I the gift of eternal salvation. We are the receivers of that free gift! The word grace is not found very often in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John because Christ was not crucified until the end of those books. The grace of God was purchased by the blood of Jesus on Calvary’s cross and that grace is abundantly available to man. We hear about the awesome judgment of God. Is it true? Absolutely it is true! We hear about the precise, perfect, accurate, infallible, law of God that can not be changed or altered. It makes no excuse for anyone. The Bible tells us that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. We are all guilty of violating God’s holy commandments. If we disobeyed man’s laws like we disobey God’s laws we would all be in jail. Furthermore, we would deserve to be there. In

REV. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH fact, we deserve to go to Hell, but by the grace of God we do not have to if we will receive His gift. If you will not receive His gift then you will go to Hell and you will deserve to be there. God does not balance His books every Saturday night. You might think you are getting away with your sin but in reality you’re not. The wages of sin is death and the ultimate jail is a place called Hell. Your term will never be up; you will never escape; you will never be pardoned; you will never ever be released. There is pleasure in sin for a season, but the torments of Hell are eternal. Think about this, Hell is not for 5, 10, 100, 500, 1000, or even 10,000 years. It is eternal! The rich man in Luke 16 would tell you that it is not worth it. He certainly did not want his brothers there and you think you will have fun with your friends in Hell; think again! The torment is real and it is never-ending. There is only one out once you are there. Listen to what the Bible says about it. Revelation 20: 13-15: “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” In that day of judgment you will have to give an account of every deed, word, and thought that you have ever had. Then you will be cast into the lake of fire. That will be your only out of Hell. “But” there is the amazing grace of God. You do not have to go to Hell. Receive God’s gift of eternal salvation, believe on the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and receive Him as your Saviour. He is your only fire escape!

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Bubp. “Chatfield, is an all-faith or religion college and all are welcome,” Tafaro said. “We teach liberal arts and hopefully turn out graduates who are prepared to engage in the world in a way that is good and loving and consistent with gospel values.” Tafaro ended quoting the schools motto, “Big dreams do come true at Chatfield.” Following the presentations, centerpieces were raffled off to those who had purchased raffle tickets. The executive team of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce consists of Kelly Cornette, president, Brian Elliott, vice president, Gerry Schumacher, treasurer, Erin Richmond, secretary, Tim McKeown, chairman of the board and Heather Frye, director.

Humane society CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 somewhere like California, from right here in Brown County, and they do the rest. We take the dog to a truck stop in Cincinnati. They know where they will be stopping and who will pick up the dog and take it to it’s next destination. It has truly been a blessing to us.” The shelter is currently filled to capacity, but the volunteers at the shelter are constantly looking for ways to get all their dogs new homes. The shelter is located at 100 Veterans Way, next to the Veterans Home in Georgetown and may be contacted at (937) 378-3457.


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Two DoW Employees on leave, Wright to plea in federal court CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 guilty in federal court to unspecified charges on Feb. 24. The details of Wright’s plea agreement were not available at press time, and a spokesman for the United States Department of Justice had no comment on the case. Ward-Tackett and Haines are still employed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. According to Ohio Department of Natural Resources Spokesperson Bethany McCorkle, the two will remain on leave from their jobs “until the legal process runs its course.” According to state law, they can remain on unpaid administrative leave for a maximum of 60 days. They must then be placed on paid administrative leave. McCorkle said that Lehman

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Two charged with stealing 150K from Brown County CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Bob Smith from the State Auditors Office leading the prosecution. Little said that 29 other entities that had contracts with EBS have also lost money. “We are hopeful that we can get restitution and get paid back the money the county is owed”, Little said. “I’m confident that the State Auditors Office will pursue this case quickly and effectively.” Workman and Dinsmore face charges of Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Theft, Passing Bad Checks and eight counts of Money Laundering. 17 others were indicted on various charges, including: Bianyka Clark, who faces two counts of Trafficking in Drugs and two counts of Drug Possession. Candace James, who faces one count of Trafficking in Drugs. Timothy Phillips, who faces one count of Permitting Drug Abuse. Hope Bowman, who faces one count of Drug Possession. Amanda Hale, who faces two counts of Trafficking in Drugs.

Kaleb Apgar, who faces two counts of Trafficking n Drugs, one count of Drug Possession and one count of Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments. Daren Barbee, who faces one count of Trafficking in Drugs. Jesse Lytle, who faces one count of Receiving Stolen Property. Craig Bender, who faces one count of Receiving Stolen Property. Joshua Oetzel, who faces one count of Receiving Stolen Property. John Summerfield, who faces one count of Burglary. Bobby Eckler, who faces one count each of Grand Theft, Improperly Handling Firearms in a Motor Vehicle and Domestic Violence. Jessica Knight, who faces two counts of Burglary and Theft. Steven Wilson, who faces one count of Felonious Assault. Joseph Parrish, who faces one count of Grand Theft. Gayle McKibben, who faces one count of Driving Under the Influence. Allen Fryman, Jr, who faces one count of Domestic Violence.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Simpson would take cash payments from customers and keep the money. Coburn said Simpson would keep the receipts until the next month and then use any cash received to try and cover the theft of the previous month.

At the Feb. 2 sentencing hearing, Gusweiler remarked that Simpson had received a very positive pre-sentencing evaluation that reflected very well on her, but that he was compelled to sentence her to incarceration because of her violation of public trust.

retired with 30 years of service and that his pension will not be affected by the legal process. The five were originally 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 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 proceeding 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 selfincrimination 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 as evidence against them. 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. Attorneys for the five defendants filed a brief with the Ohio 12th District Court of Appeals pointing out that another appeals court in the state ruled differently in a similar case, and asking the 12th District Court to declare a conflict. If the 12th District Court agrees that a conflict exists, the Ohio Supreme Court would have to take up the case and issue a ruling. The case is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in Brown County Common Pleas Court in March.

Georgetown Happy Hustlers set meetings The Georgetown Happy Hustlers 4-H Club will be conducting meetings on February 13 and February 27 both at 7 p.m. The meetings will take place at American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown. We will be accepting new members at both of these meetings. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in Kindergarten to age 18 as of January 1. There are a variety of projects suited to your child’s interests. You may call the County Extension office for more information regarding 4-H at (937) 378-6716 or contact Tosha Newberry for information about Georgetown Happy Hustlers at (937) 690-6102.

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presentation by the chamber of the 2011 Drucker Award to Chatfield College. The award was accepted by President John Tafaro. Tafaro spoke briefly to the crowd as he held the award and introduced members of his staff at Chatfield. “I consider this a high honor and a great privilege to accept this Peter Drucker Award on behalf of Chatfield,” Tafaro said, “It is especially humbling, in light of those who have received this award before us like the Cahall Brothers, Al Norris, Jim Griswald and Jerald Gabbard. It’s an honor to be in their company.” Tafaro went on to give a special thanks to First State Bank for sponsoring the Drucker award and to National Bank and Trust for all their support to Chatfield the past few years. √Additional congratulatory awards came from Steven Caraway on behalf of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives via

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 room have had a lot of impact on a lot of people. So we need to ask ourselves what are we going to do, what are we going to put on our own sails?” Just before leaving the podium, Cropper turned to her husband, Harold, and personally thanked him for all his support through all her endeavors. State Representative Danny Bubp also presented Cropper with an award from the Ohio House of Representatives and, representing Senator Tom Niehaus, an award from the Ohio Senate. Bubp described Cropper as positive and smiling with a cheerful attitude toward everything she does. Next on the agenda, was the


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the last five years. Moran said she will be on the job, working hard for the people of Brown County and asks for your vote in the upcoming elections. “I believe an elected official should be on the job serving the public and I pledge to do just that.” said Moran. “It has been my pleasure to serve the public more than 20 years in a variety of jobs and I look forward to being your next county recorder”.

Ohio Chamber of Commerce endorses Uecker for Senate The Ohio Chamber of Commerce announced today that they have endorsed Joe Uecker for the 14th Senate District. "Eight candidates have earned the Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC (OCCPAC) endorsement for the March 6, 2012 Primary Election. The focus of Ohio’s business community remains on creating policies in Ohio that will foster business growth and job creation. The eight candidates have clearly distinguished themselves among their opponents" the Chamber stated in their press release today. Chamber spokesperson Merle Madrid went on to state that "Rep. Joe Uecker is endorsed for his 100 percent lifetime voting record with the Ohio Chamber during his eight years in the Ohio House of Representatives and his leadership on key business issues during his tenure." "Jobs and the economy are the top priorities in Ohio, and Joe Uecker's record is beyond reproach on

both," said Merle Madrid, Manager of Political and Candidate Education for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. "Rep. Uecker has earned a remarkable 100% voting record on issues that make our state more business friendly and encourage entrepreneurs and job creators to do business here." "I am extremely pleased that the Chamber recognizes my experience and leadership roles in the Ohio House" Uecker states. "For the last eight years I have fought for creating in Ohio a business friendly environment to foster jobs. We have lowered taxes and fought to reduce the bureaucratic burden our Ohio businesses face. Those will continue to be my goals in the Ohio Senate." In addition to Rep. Uecker's pro-business voting record, he is Chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee that hears proposed bills concerning business.

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Operation CPA eases the burden on military families during tax season The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is offering free tax preparation services to Ohio military families this tax season. From January through April, Ohio certified public accountants will volunteer to prepare 2011 tax returns for military personnel who are permanent residents of Ohio and currently deployed outside of the state. Operation CPA is a partnership with the Ohio National Guard, and provides a valuable service to help ease the burden of deployment on Ohio military families. “Ohio CPAs are proud to offer this service to support the men and women serving our country,” said J. Clarke Price, president and CEO of OSCPA. “It’s the least we can do to thank them and their families for the sacrifices they have made.” To find an Operation CPA volunteer in your area, call The Ohio Society of CPAs toll-free at 888.959.1212 or email The Ohio Society also offers tips on tax benefits available to military personnel. Homebuyer Credit for Military Personnel The popular homebuyer credit tax benefit provides a credit worth up to $8,000 for first-time homebuyers and certain long-time home owners who are purchasing a new principal residence. Although the deadline for most

taxpayers expired in 2010, members of the military received an extension if they bought or committed to buy a principal residence on or before April 30, 2011, and closed on that purchase by June 30, 2011. It applies to those who served on qualified overseas duty for at least 90 days beginning after December 31, 2008 and ending before May 1, 2010. Special Tax Deductions and Extensions There are many other large and small breaks for members of the military, including deducting moving expenses upon being restationed. Members of the military may also be eligible for extended deadlines on filing returns, paying taxes and claiming refunds. It may also be possible to deduct some of the costs of job hunting when leaving the armed forces. For more details on special tax benefits for the military, visit the IRS Web site for military personnel.

BY David Dugan Contributor Tobacco Grower Meeting Scheduled The 2012 Tobacco Grower Meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 20, 2012 at Eastern Brown HS in the cafeteria. Dr. Kenny Seebold, UK Tobacco Specialist in Plant Pathology will discuss tobacco diseases and fungicide programs for 2012. Dr. Will Snell, UK Tobacco Specialist in Economics will discuss marketing and economics. We will discuss the results of last year’s local field plots and local tobacco tour. There will be representation from the Burley Co-op and more at the program. There is no charge for the program, but we do ask that you RSVP so we know how many to plan for. Please call one of the local OSU Extension Offices by noon on February, 20 to let us know how many will be attending. The Adams Co. number is 5442339, Brown Co. is 378-6716, and Highland is 393-1918. Market Ready in Cincinnati Do you grow and sell food? Do you want to know more about marketing food? There will be a program offered in Cincinnati on February 15, 2012 that will cover topics like Product Selection, Packaging, Labeling, Merchandising, Pricing, Storage, Delivery, Regulations, Insurance, and much more. The program will be held at United Food and the Commercial Workers Local 75 Hall at 200 Kovach Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45215. The cost is $75/person and $25 for each additional person from the same business. For more information you can go to: To register, mail a check made payable to The Ohio State University to: OSU South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661. Register by phone by calling Julie Moose – 740-289-2071 ext 223 – 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 15th 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) 732-7070. 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 With both Pesticide Re-certification schools completed in Adams, Brown and Highland Counties, here are the remaining opportunities in surrounding counties for Pesticide Re-cert. Next week, February 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Pike; February 15 in Fayette at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Clinton; and February 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: February 23 -Starting Seeds; March 15 - Flowers; April 18 - Container Gardening; and May 17Herbs. Classes taught by OSU Extension Master Gardeners. These are at SSCC Fincastle and they start at 6 p.m. Beef School - These sessions are offered statewide, and locally. The next class will meet at Hillsboro HS in the Voc. Ag classroom on February 9. Then the February 16 session will be at North Adams HS, and the final session will be back in Hillsboro on 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. 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 p.m. and runs 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. Master Gardener Training Class - Thirteen week class to train volunteers begins on February 15 at 10 a.m. at Western Brown HS. Registration is $150 at the Clermont Co. Office before February 10. Clermont Co. Office is (513) 732-7070. Tobacco Grower Meeting February 20, 2012 at Eastern Brown HS program will start at 7 p.m. and the meal will be at 6:30 p.m. Call Extension Office to RSVP. Wood ID Class - Piketon on February 23 at 6 – 8:30 p.m. Call 614-688-3421 Annie’s Project - To read details about Annie’s Project, log onto: tml 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 Small Farm Conference OSU Extension Small Farm Conference on March 9 and 10, for complete details of programming go to then click on Agriculture and Natural Re-

sources. Farm and Family Night Maysville Community College on March 13 at 5 p.m. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Adams, Brown or Highland Co. Extension Office in the near future. As always, call before coming to the Extension Office, due to reduced staff, unfortunately the office may not be open from time to time, due to programming schedules.


Kelly Fussnecker Moran, of Georgetown announces has announced her candidacy for the office of Brown County Recorder. Moran, a Brown County native, is the daughter of Stephen Fussnecker Sr., of Georgetown and Pamela Howser Fugate, of Russellville. Her paternal grandparents are Mary Cropper Fussnecker, of Ripley and the late Ralph Fussnecker Sr. Maternal grandparents are Ruth Dotson Arvay, of Toledo and the late Roy Howser. Moran, a Democrat, is a twin, one of six children and a mother of four children: Adrianne, Emma, Garett and Addison Moran. She is a 1993 graduate of Georgetown Jr. /Sr. High School and pursued a college education from Southern State Community and Hondros College. Over the last several years, she was employed by the Ohio State University Extension Office in Brown County as secretary; Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Schools as building secretary and Southern Hills Joint Vocational Schools as superintendent’s secretary. She is currently employed by Brown County Clerk of Courts Title Office and has been for

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NOTICE OF ACCEPTING BIDS Sealed bids are being accepted by the Pike Township Board of Trustees, Brown County, Ohio, for the sale of the following township equipment: 1997 Ford F-350 Truck equipped with 8 ft. dump bed and 8 ft. snow blade and salt spreader. 12,150 actual miles. Good condition. Bids will be opened at the next regular meeting of the board on Thursday, February 16, 2012; 7PM; at the township building located at 12700 SR 774. Bids may be mailed to Pike Township Board of Trustees, P. O. Box 95, Mt. Orab, OH 45154. Please mark envelope “Truck Bid”. The board reserves the right to refuse any and all bids received. For more information, contact Jay Anderson, trustee, at 513-403-0407. The truck may be inspected at the township building on Wednesdays, 3-6PM. Submitted by Jenny Lind Conrad, Fiscal Officer 937-444-7418



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also within her family’s business. She knows with her business background she can serve the County citizens and do a good job as Clerk of Courts. Her priorities at the Clerk of Courts will be to run an organized, functional, and helpful office. To have a computer system in progress so that public records can be more accessible and preserve all of these records for use by future generations for the County. Also she would like to see if the Title Department and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles could be located closer together, more convenient for our citizens. As a Candidate for the Brown County Clerk of Courts she feels confident of her abilities, has hard work ethics, experience with serving the public, and is ready for new challenges that will come with this position. Therefore she would like to ask for your support and vote in the primary election on March 6, 2012. Jeff Frye My name is Jeff Frye and I am running as your Republican candidate for Clerk of Courts in Brown County. My parents (Maurice aka MO & Joan Frye) moved our family to Brown County 30+ years ago when I was just in the second grade. Growing up, we lived on a mini farm on Crawford Day Rd, north of Mt. Orab, where I spent my most of my youth bailing hay, raising tobacco and tending to cattle along with my three sisters Sharon (Frye) Walker, Sheila (Frye) Batchler and Annie Frye. Unfortunately my Father passed away a few years back, but my mother can be recognized from her dedication and service at The Country Inn Restaurant in Mt. Orab, where she has worked since it opened back in 1985. My parents taught me that you have to work hard and be dedicated to reap the benefits that life has to offer. Today, I have been married for 7+ years to Heather Frye, whom you may remember as a former Radio Personality on the local Brown County Radio Stations; 97.7 WAXZ/99.5 WAOL & MAX FM. She has since transitioned to the Director of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. Together, Heather and I have two children, Matthew & Christina and live just north of Mt.


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understand how important the Clerk of Court really is to the county. The Clerk of Courts is an elected position that is responsible for maintaining and accurately filing records in the Common Pleas Court, Municipal Court, and Title Division. Look at it this way, any civil or criminal case that goes through the county court system, has to be kept on record and filed away, in case future access is needed for whatever reason. Bank’s file Mortgages with the Clerk of Court office, because it’s how they show a homeowner has a mortgage on a property, buying and selling land, marriage filings, divorce filings, criminal cases— ALL the “official” records are kept through the Clerk of Court’s Office and that is why it is the foundation of the local criminal and civil justice system. If I am given the opportunity to serve as your Brown County Clerk of Courts, I will assure the county that my first priority will be to streamline the structure of the office which will allow for efficiency and safeguarding channels for public documents. I will also enforce the office to provide accurate, timely and complete records to the courts, the legal community, law enforcement, media and most importantly, to YOU THE PUBLIC. I will go further and say I will certainly bring a level of professionalism back to the office. I know that this position would not be of existence, if it were not for YOU, the hard working, tax paying citizens of Brown County, and I want YOU to know that I will make sure I do everything in my power to meet YOUR demands. I believe that the time is right for me to seek the elected office of Brown County Clerk of Courts. I will bring fresh ideas, positive solutions and my professional work experience to the Clerk of Courts office. I will cooperate and work hand in hand with local law enforcement agencies as well as the current and future elected Judges. As your Brown County Clerk of Courts, I will be available and accessible on a daily basis to everyone! Please feel free to call me anytime to answer any questions you may have. My number is available at my website, along with many other things about my candidacy. I do believe one person can make a difference – and in this race EXPERIENCE COUNTS! Thank you for your consideration to elect me, Jeff Frye, in the primary March 6th, 2012 for Brown County Clerk of Courts. Marilyn Cluxton My family and I have lived in Brown County all of our lives and all of my family members are employed in Brown County. It is a great place to live and raise your family. My husband Tom and I, have three sons, Jeff and his wife Patricia, Chris and his wife Sherri, Todd and his wife Rachel, and their children Justin, Jared, Casey, Cameron, Drew, Carter, and Kenley. We live on a farm near Ripley, with farming and cattle as our big assets. We attend and are members of the Church of the Nazarene at Ripley. I have taught Sunday

School, Bible School, Treasurer of the L.I.F.T. Program, served on Church Board, sang in the choir, among many other functions in the Church. I graduated from the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington School, as did my husband and sons. I am Head Advisor of the Red Oak Ranchers 4-H Club for 30 years, served on Brown County 4-H Committee for over 30 years, I am an active member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and member of the Brown County Moonlite Farmers Farm Bureau Council and a member of the Brown County Cattlemans Association. I have worked in other county offices for the past several years. I worked as Tobacco Marketing Recorder and Program Assistant at the Farm Service Agency for several years, the Brown County Extension Office and the Brown County Soil and Water Conservation Office each for 5 years. I was hired April 19, 2006, as a Deputy Clerk in the Criminal Division of the Brown County Clerk of Courts Office and am still currently employed there. I am running for Clerk of Courts because I love the job and enjoy the people I work with. During these past 5 1/2 years, I have grown to understand the Court System and how important it is to the Brown County citizens, that it is run with pride and the improvement of the Courts in Brown County. I know what it takes to make the Clerk's Office function successfully. It is important to me that we operate professionally and efficiently as possible. I value leadership, teamwork, honesty and good ethics. I hope to serve the public as effective, friendly and in as timely manner as possible. I feel I am qualified for the job. My first priorities would be to make sure that each employee has sufficient training in their job areas and then to do some cross training so that in time of need, each one would be able to help with the workload in other areas. I would check with the schools to see if there is a program that they could place a student in our office for training, to help them get their credits and also for us to get extra help in the office, without spending too much extra money. I want to make sure that each employee is comfortable with their jobs and that we all work together with the Court, Judges, Attorneys, Prosecutor and all other offices and agencies that we work with on a daily basis. It is important to me that we all work well together to make all of our jobs easier and more efficient. The experience and training I have gained during the past 5 1/2 years will serve as a valuable asset to the Clerk's Office and also to the citizens of Brown County. I am a strong Christian, have a great love for my family and have good work ethics. Thank you in advance for all your support and God Bless each of you and your families!

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Orab in Sterling Township. We are an active part of Western Brown School District. My family and I are very active in the Brown County Community. I have a passion for contributing to the success in youth, and I have spent countless hours coaching many youth sports such as Mt. Orab Knothole Baseball Coach, Western Brown Youth Football Assistant Coach, Youth Basketball Coach and most recently, I was appointed Executive Supervisor of District #26 Knothole Association, which includes Mt. Orab, Blanchester, Fayetteville, Mowrystown, Sardinia, Russellville, Ripley, Maysville, Hamersville, Buford. I am also an active member of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce and my family attends First Baptist Church of Mt. Orab. Building my credentials for the Clerk of Court position began after graduating from Western Brown High School, when I started my work career at Senco Products, while also attending the University of Cincinnati. I spent 14+ years working at Senco, up until 2002 when I had the opportunity to switch careers. At that time, I accepted a position with a well known Attorney, James S. Arnold, who was the owner of Cincinnati based Royal Land Title Agency, later the company merged with Prominent Title Agency. My position started out as an entry level Title Clerk, but quickly grew to Senior Title Examiner/Mortgage Loan Closer/Post Closing Analyst. To further explain, I work with banks and lending institutions in conjunction with Clerk of Courts all over Southwestern Ohio to examine property deeds for accuracy and close Mortgage Loans for their clients. After meeting with their clients and closing the loan, I then am responsible for disbursing payoffs to the proper entities and most importantly, perfecting all the new lien filings with the respective County Clerk of Courts Office, to protect the bank and customer on their new Mortgage Loan. Being on the job for now over 10 years, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with many different Clerk of Courts’ offices throughout the state of Ohio and I have developed a professional working relationship with many of those offices. Most notably, I have been able to see the differences in each county’s office, and believe me there are differences, especially with the protection of the tax payer’s court documents and the use of technology for efficiency. I cannot stress enough, why IT IS IMPERATIVE that the Clerk of Court’s records are up to date and safeguarded! This is where my experience during the past 10 years makes me the best candidate for the Brown County Clerk of Courts position. While going door to door campaigning, attending various events and talking to the public, I have been asked multiple times “Exactly what is the Clerk of Courts” and “what do they do there?” Those are certainly crucial questions, and it is important that the citizens of Brown County


Sandy McKinney Sandy McKinney is a Brown County native. She lives in Georgetown, has two adult children Jared and Alexis Wahl. She is the daughter of Charles and the late June McKinney. For many years she was a local business woman, former owner of Lakewood Golf Course and Restaurant, Georgetown Sundry Store and Bethel Sundry Store. She was employed at the Brown County Clerk of Courts Title Department. She has been a notary for State of Ohio for many years. Also, continues to volunteer for the County to manage the Brown County Airport, maintaining all operations of the airport. She is a certified Private Pilot, a member and the Treasurer of the Brown County Pilots Association, member of Women in Aviation International, Brown County Farm Bureau, National Technical Honor Society, and Who’s Who in Business. She was a Western Brown High School attendee, after graduating she continued in family owned auto, sundry, and farming businesses. In June of 2011, she completed the Computerized Business and Medical Applications at Grant Career Center with high honors and perfect attendance. For many years she was a Junior Golf Camp Advisor that taught young golfers the fundamentals of golf and sharing the joy of the game. She was a youth Georgetown Softball and Basketball coach. She feels that her business background can benefit the county citizens, because running a small business has similar characteristic to that of the Clerk of Courts office. Being a business owner, your customer service is one of the most important assets of your business. You must also have leadership qualities, make good decisions, excellent communication skills, and self-reliance. The County Clerk of Courts duties are to file and maintain court records, preparing court dockets, preserving all court documents, and collecting all revenue relating to court costs. Sending out notifications of court dates and preparing folders for the judge. She has experience in the Automobile and Watercraft Title Division were she has worked and

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ondly, I want to be the best possible provider I can be for my own family. Also, and as much as any other reason I wish to be the Clerk of Courts, is my admiration for the court system of Brown County. After nearly fourteen years in our court system I have become quite attached to it. It has become part of who I am, I care about it, and I have the greatest respect for what our courts represent. I believe that my longevity in the court system is the most essential qualification I possess that will help me succeed once elected. I have worked, in one capacity or another, in each of the courts in Brown County. I also sit on the Facility Governing Board of the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio which has helped me to hone my administrative skills. I believe that with these qualifications, many of which can only be gained through experience, that I am the candidate that will make the transition to Clerk of Courts as seamless as possible. The priorities I would have once elected would be to create a knowledgeable and accessible service to the public. Currently, each of the offices under the Clerk of Courts operates separately. Employees of one office are unfamiliar with the duties and responsibilities of the other offices. As Clerk, I would see that each employee has a good understanding of the duties of the other offices; so if need be, they can step in to help out when another office needs assistance. Secondly, I would have the offices open on Saturdays. Currently the offices under the Clerk of Courts are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. If a citizen wishes to utilize the services of the office they must come during those hours, often requiring them to take time away from their own employment. Having the Clerk's offices open on Saturdays will provide a more accessible service to the public, and it is a service that can be provided without an increase in spending. Once elected, I will be no different than any other employee. If I expect my employees to work on Saturdays, you can bet I'll work my fair share of Saturdays as well.



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If I am given the opportunity to serve as your Brown County Clerk of Courts, I will assure the county that my first priority will be to streamline the structure of the office which will allow for efficiency and safeguarding channels for public documents. I will see to it that this office provides accurate, timely and complete records to the courts, the legal community, law enforcement, media and most importantly, to YOU THE PUBLIC. I will go further and say I will certainly bring a level of professionalism to this office. I know that this position would not be of existence, if it were not for YOU, the hard working, tax-paying citizens of Brown County, and I want YOU to know that I will make sure I do everything in my power to meet YOUR demands. As your Brown County Clerk of Courts, I will be available and accessible on a daily basis to everyone! Please feel free to call me anytime to answer any questions you may have. My number is available at my website, along with many other things about my candidacy. In the Mt. Orab Food Court 103 Glover Drive • (937)444-2601

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The following students were named to the Eastern High School honor roll for the second nine weeks. 9th grade: Samantha Asbury, Ashley Broughton, Blakelynn Canter, Kansas Castle-White, Randy Clark, Jeremy Cook, Brandon Covert, Jordan Dawson, Shelby Diener, Hannah Dotson, Jacob Handra, William Jividen, Kaela Lacey, Haley Pickerill, Mikayla Purdy, Makayla Rockey, Kayla Seigla, Autumn

Seipelt, Kyndal Sowers, Morgan Sroufe, Hannah Stevens, Katherine Woods, Eli Woollard and Seth Woollard. 10th grade: Madeline Bornstein, Aimee Boudreau, Emily Braun, Clay Broughton, Curtis Burns, Alexandria Davis, Betty Duffey, Allison Gast, Daniel Grayless, Landan Hauke, Logan Hauke, Hannah Henning, David Kieffer, Kyle Meeker, Erica Pflueger, Darcie Prather, Jessica Puckett, Carina Reeves, Kate


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Eyre helps Lady Rockets past Eastern as they clinch share of fifth straight conference title BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press


While there is no doubt that the Fayetteville girls basketball team’s win over Southern Hills League and county foe Eastern was a strong team effort, one Lady Rocket’s play was key down the stretch of the tightly contested contest last Thursday night. As the host Lady Warriors found their traction in the second half after struggling some before intermission, Lady Rocket guard Megan Eyre stepped up and made the plays her team needed in final quarter. Each time Eastern fought back to within striking distance in the final two stanzas, Eyre stepped up and made a play that not only stopped the Lady Warriors momentum but helped the Lady Rockets rebuild their lead en route to a hard fought 49-42 conference win that clinched at least a share of the SHL Division II title for the fifth straight year. “She understands situations,” Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets said of Eyre. “We’ve drilled situations into their heads this week like

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Fayetteville guard Makayla Rosselot looks to make a move against Eastern’s Allison Prine during the Lady Rockets win last Thursday night.

when there is a minute and a half to go and we have an eight point lead there is no need of forcing something. She really comprehends that. She understands that probably as much, if not more, than anyone. She’s really a coach on the floor...(and) she’s just a sophomore.” Though the Lady Rockets were able to make plays down the stretch for the win, the game had gotten that

close because Eastern played a better second half than first. “We didn’t play that bad,” Eastern coach John Burrows said. “The second half, especially, I thought we played pretty good. They’re a real good team and we played right with them the second half but the first half was just a killer.” While neither team got off to a terribly hot start -- mostly

due to the strong defense being played each way -- the Lady Warriors play offensively in the first two quarters was not their best. Eastern was held to just six points for much of the first half but thanks to five quick points in the final minute and a half of the second quarter they clawed their way back to within 10, 21-11, at halftime. As the second half got underway, it was quickly apparent the Lady Warriors had found their rhythm on the offensive end of the floor. A 3-pointer from Andrea Tracy cut the Lady Rockets lead to 21-14 as the half got underway. Eyre answered right back for the Lady Rockets as she scored five straight points to push the Lady Rockets back in front by 12, 26-14, with 5:43 left in the third quarter. But then, as opposed to the first half, the Lady Warriors began to find success offensively against the Lady Rockets 2-3 zone defense. The Lady Warriors began to work the ball inside against the zone with positive results beginning when Kayla Seigla hit a short jumper in the lane to cut the Fayetteville lead to

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Fayetteville’s Megan Eyre (left) battles Eastern’s Tressie Lewis for the ball late in the Lady Rockets’ win last Thursday night.

10. Teammate Allison Prine then scored four straight points that cut the Lady Rockets lead to six, 28-22, with 3:28 left in the quarter. “We did execute a little better,” Burrows said of the Lady Warriors second half offense. “Allison hit a few shots. Sometimes we penetrate too deep against that zone. If we penetrate and just

stop and shoot the jump shot...Andrea Tracy started to do that the second half a little bit.” With momentum leaning towards the Lady Warriors, Eyre jumped to action. She quickly answered Prine’s buckets with a layup against the Eastern press to increase the Lady Rocket lead back to eight. CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

Resilient Blue Jays overcome Whiteoak late BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press It has been a topsy turvy couple of weeks for the Ripley boys basketball team. Coming off a tough double overtime loss to Whiteoak on Jan. 17, the Blue Jays struggled through their next game and a half. But starting in the second half against Fairfield on Jan. 24 -- a game that saw the

Blue Jays overcome a 15 point halftime deficit for a Southern Hills League road win -- Ripley has banded together to turn the tide. Their strong team play continued on Tuesday night as the Blue Jays avenged their tough loss to Whiteoak from just two weeks before by holding on to win a tight back and forth conference contest 61-55 against the visiting Wildcats.

“The last two and a half games we’re starting to take better shots or seeing people that has a better shot than ourselves. I think it’s better team play all together offensively,” Ripley coach Marty Adams said. “(On) the defensive side they’re helping each other out, helping and getting back to their man. I think we’re gelling a little bit together. Usually it doesn’t take this long but I think, finally, we have that seven or eight guys that whoever’s in is going to do the job for us.”

As the second half got underway with the Blue Jays holding a two point lead it was very quickly apparent that Ripley’s Logan Perkins was determined to establish himself in the post after scoring just two points in the opening two quarters. He doubled his scoring output when he hit a baby hook on the block to open the second half and push the Blue Jays out to a 31-27 lead. But Whiteoak’s Gage Carraher answered with a 3-

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pointer to bring Whiteoak within one. The Wildcats then took the lead back when Luke Taggert converted a tough driving layup and Doc Seip hit two free throws. The free throws pushed Whiteoak out to a 35-32 lead. Then Perkins went to work. He brought Ripley within one with a turn around jumper on the block. Perkins then gave Ripley the lead when he stole a Whiteoak pass and went in for a layup while he was fouled. Despite missing the free throw, Ripley was up 36-35. After Ripley forced a Wildcats miss, Perkins grabbed a Jordan Mitchell missed 3-

pointer on the offensive end and layed it back in to help Ripley to a three point lead. But Carraher answered with his fifth 3-pointer of the game to tie the game at 38. The basket set off a battle between the two over the next few minutes. Perkins answered with another offensive rebound and putback before Carraher hit one of two free throws. Another Perkins offensive rebound and lay in pushed Ripley back up three before Carraher hit two more free throws to cut the Blue Jay lead to 42-41 with 1:48 left in the quarter. Thanks to another Perkins CONTINUED ON PAGE 16

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BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press BATAVIA-- While the Georgetown boys basketball team may be young on paper, they don’t seem quite so inexperienced on the court. Though they’ve encountered some growing pains throughout the season, the G-Men look to have found their rhythm as they have rattled off three straight wins and have won four of their last five games. The latest of the G-Men’s conquests was a 61-38 Southern Buckeye Conference National Division road victory over Batavia last Friday night that saw their talented trio of freshmen guards lead the way. “It’s a tough jump for 14year-olds to be playing against a lot of juniors and seniors but it looks as though they’re really starting to catch up with the speed of the game,” Georgetown coach Jerry Underwood said. “Their anticipation is better. We’re getting more steals regardless of whether we’re playing zone or trapping or whatever it may be. “They just seem to be a little bit quicker, a little bit stronger. It’s taken them awhile for them to get used to that but I want to say that they’re there but we’ll see.” Early on the G-Men had a battle on their hands with a bigger Bulldog squad. Batavia’s Matt Cooper answered G-Men forward Nathan Lewis’ fast break layup with a bucket in the post after he had got good position on his G-Men defender. On the next trip down Cooper once again converted, this time after he grabbed the third offensive rebound on the possession for the Bulldogs and layed it back in. The basket tied the game at seven midway through the first quarter. Georgetown quickly answered the Bulldogs four point spurt with five of their own. Freshman guard Jacob Miller first hit a jumper at the elbow before G-Men teammate and classmate Jake Cropper nailed a 3-pointer to put the visitors on top 12-7. Alex White kept the Bulldogs close after he scored a layup to cut the G-Men lead to 14-11 near the end of the quarter but Cropper pushed the lead back to six as he converted a layup of his own while he was fouled. His foul shot gave the G-Men a 17-11 lead at the end of one. While the Bulldogs were in

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Georgetown’s Gage Bradley looks to control the ball and make a move in the second half of the G-Men’s win over Batavia last Friday night.

striking distance thanks to several offensive rebounds and points down low, the GMen were able to stay on top thanks to a solid offensive performance from that start. The G-Men made over 50 percent of their shots on the night. “That’s always key for us. I think it just helps our confidence so much if we can just hit a few shots early and we did. It kind of got us rolling,” Underwood said. “Our young kids are starting to play with a maturity. We’re just better in our sets. We’re better running our plays.” The Bulldogs were able to stay within striking distance early in the second quarter before the G-Men widened their lead. Once freshman guard Gage Bradley converted a three point play as he was fouled on a layup and Miller hit two free throws, the GMen held a 26-15 lead with 4:26 left in the half. Both G-Men baskets came in transition, a key piece of the G-Men attack all night long. “They got a couple easy ones,” Batavia coach Mike Hatfield said of the G-Men’s transition game. “They have been running a lot more.We knew that. We prepared for it but they didn’t get back when they needed to.” The Bulldogs next trip down the floor was a microcosm of their night offensively. Off of a Georgetown

turnover, Batavia had three looks right at the basket they weren’t able to convert but were able to continue to corral the offensive rebounds. Finally, Dillon Gilbert grabbed the ball and his putback was good to bring the Bulldogs to within nine, 2617. With the Bulldogs dominating the offensive boards early, the G-Men switched to a zone defense in the second quarter that seemed to keep the Bulldogs from finding much more success offensively. Thanks to that zone, and solid man defense they played earlier, the G-Men shut down the Bulldogs leading scorer Dwayne Smith and his teammates in the post. “It was good team defense. I thought we had good help on the lob,” Underwood said. “I thought we did a good job stopping penetration.” The Bulldogs were able to stay close despite the solid G-Men defense when Kyle Schmitgen came down and hit a 3-pointer to close the GMen lead to six, 26-20, with a little over a minute left in the half. But the G-Men stole the momentum back in the final minute of the half. Bradley answered Schmitgen’s 3-pointer withe one of his own before Quin Sandlin converted a fast break layup right near the end of the half off a long defensive rebound and run out. The baskets pushed the G-Men lead to 11,

31-20, at the break. The G-Men added to their lead right after halftime when Cropper hit two free throws and Miller hit a free throw line jumper to increase their lead to 35-22. Cooper and Smith answered for the Bulldogs with back-to-back layups that cut the G-Men lead to nine, 3526, with 6:26 left in the third quarter. It was then that Miller took the game over. The Georgetown point guard scored five quick points, on a 3-pointer and then putback in the lane, to push the G-Men out to a 4026 lead. After Schmitgen grabbed a defensive rebound and pushed the ball up for a layup, Miller answered with a fade away jumper on the baseline. Lewis pushed the G-Men lead to 16 when he converted a fast break layup before Miller layed the ball in on a patient offensive set to put the G-Men on top 46-28 with 2:34 left in the quarter. The Bulldogs had trouble containing Miller -- who scored a game-high 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists -all night long. “Their point guard is the best point guard in the league and he’s a freshman,” Hatfield said of Miller. “We had a sophomore guarding him and he made some tough shots over top of him...He’s a good player.” The Bulldogs would get no closer. The G-Men, with Miller running the show, quickly put the game out of reach to start the fourth quarter as they cruised to the victory. Bradley added 15 points for the G-Men while Cropper scored 13 points. “I thought out kids played solid on both ends of the floor tonight,” Underwood said. “We executed well (and) we shot the ball well. Defensively, our intensity was good.” Georgetown (9-6, 4-2 SBC-N) 61 Bradley 6 2 15, Williams 1 0 2, Cropper 3 5 13, Miller 8 4 21, Lewis 3 0 6, Stenger 0 0 0, Sandlin 2 0 4, Lucas 0 0 0, West 0 0 0. Totals: 23 11 61. Batavia (6-9, 2-4 SBC-N) 38 Smith 1 0 2, Schmitgen 3 0 8, Gilbert 2 0 4, Wilson 0 0 0, White 2 1 5, Pelphrey 0 4 4, Cooper 3 0 6, Montgomery 1 0 2, Hawk 1 0 2, Kuebel 1 0 2, Suttles 1 0 3. Totals: 15 5 38. Halftime: GT 31-20. 3pointers: GT 4 (Bradley, Cropper 2, Miller); B 3 (Schmitgen 2, Suttles).

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BY Chris Chaney Clermont Sun staff The New Richmond Lady Lions went on an 11-2 run to end the first quarter and give themselves a 16-10 lead that they would not relinquish, defeating Southern Buckeye Conference National Division leaders Georgetown, 45-37 on Monday night. “For a long time, I’ve looked up to the program they have at Georgetown and measured ourselves against it,” New Richmond head coach Brad Hatfie ld said. “It means a lot to know that we’ve brought the program to put it on the same level as teams like Georgetown.” With the Lady G-Men missing leading scorer Casey Carter due to a pop-fracture in her left hand, Georgetown struggled shooting, going 1354 from the field (24%). “She creates a lot of offense for us,” Georgetown head coach Bernie Cropper said of Carter’s absence. “Besides her scoring, she’s a good passer and she could have penetrated that zone, so we missed her.” As Carter watched from the bench, New Richmond jumped out to 5-0 lead to start the game. Georgetown’s defensive pressure allowed the Lady Lions to utilize back-door cuts to get into the lane. The Lady G-Men answered the initial onslaught by New Richmond with an 8-0 run of their own to take an 8-5 lead, but New Richmond came back to end th e quarter on an 11-2 run that put them ahead for good. During the run, Sarah Shoemaker accounted for seven of the 11 points as she hit a three-pointer and made two

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Georgetown’s Becca Whitaker drives the ball into the New Richmond zone during their game on Monday night.

layups. “She knocked down some big shots in the first half that gave us some confidence and kept us aggressive,” Hatfield said. “Sometimes when we miss shots, we tend to play it too safe and not take the open shot. I thought that was a big difference tonight.” New Richmond was able to match the defensive intensity of Georgetown in the second quarter as the Lady Lions switched from two-three zone to man-to-man depending on what personnel the Lady GMen had on the floor. “When they had at least one post player on the floor, we were going to let Josie (Buckingham) match up with them,” Hatfield said. “If they had five guards, we played zone.” The New Richmond defense was active, forcing turnovers and getting out on

shooters. On the offensive end, Buckingham, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, was draped in the post. “We wanted to try and be physical with her and push her away from the box,” Cropper said. “Sometimes we’d play behind, sometimes we fronted her, but she was a huge factor with how good of a passer she is.” As Georgetown concentrated on making life tough for Bucki ngham in the post, she was able to step out to the elbow and pass from above the defense to cutting teammates. “She’s really developing in that area,” Hatfield said of Buckingham’s passing ability. “She’s realizing now where teammates are when she’s catching the ball and when there’s three people on her, there’s someone wide open.”

The Lady G-Men tried to get back into the game by incorporating a three-quart er-court press, but New Richmond’s Bailey Workman did a good job of single-handily breaking the pressure. “She’s a speedster,” Hatfield said. “She’s raw athletically, but still developing as a player but when she can use her speed to get out in the open floor, she’s hard to guard.” The Lady G-Men were unable to get back within reach of New Richmond as the teams traded baskets late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, both team’s defense stepped up as points became hard to come by. Georgetown was able to cut the New Richmond lead to six with 2:40 remaining, but the clock was on the Lady Lions’ side as they sealed the game from the foul line. Both teams sit atop their respective divisions in the SBC and control their own destinies as the season comes to a close. “It’s a good win for them. Coach Hatfield did a great job,” Cropper said. “They’re an excellent team. But we’re going to try and win our National division, so that’s our immediate goal.” Georgetown (15-2) 37 Kidwell 5 3 12, Hatfield 6-1 11, Whitaker 4 0 7, Pack 2 0 4, Jones 0 3 3, Gast 0 0 0, Carrington 0 0 0. Totals: 13 7 37. New Richmond (14-3) 45 Shoemaker 8 3 16, Workman 4 4 11, Buckingham 5 0 10, Keets 2 0 4, Rupp 2 0 4, Grogan 0 0 0, Lawrenc e 0 0 0. Totals: 17 7 45. Halftime: NR 29-21. 3-pointers: G 4 (Kidwell, Hatfield 2, Whitaker); NR 4 (Shoemaker 3, Workman).

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Lady Rockets: Win over Eastern clinches share of SHL title CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 After an Eastern turnover the next possession down, Eyre stepped to the foul stripe and hit two free throws to push the Lady Rockets back on top by 10, 32-22, with 2:30 left in the third. Thanks to Eyre’s big plays, the Lady Rockets were able to keep their lead in double digits, 35-24, at the end of the third quarter. “If someone had told me you have a10 point lead at half and said would you take it? I’d have said yet,” Sheets said. “The end of the third quarter we had an 11 point lead, or 10, I knew it was similar to what we had going into halftime. That was the focus, I thought. Just try to keep that. If you could keep that comfortable lead I knew they would be trying to push the ball, which is what we like.” After Lincoln Smyth and Brianna Plapp scored in the post on back-to-back possessions, the Lady Rockets were maintaining that comfortable lead as they were up 39-27 with 6:15 left in the game. They kept that lead after Carly Burroughs answered Tracy’s jumper from the elbow with a layup while she was fouled. Despite missing the layup, the Lady Rockets still held a 41-29 lead. Eastern, however, was not going away. Tressie Lewis answered Burroughs with a layup off an inbounds play before Prine hit another 3-pointer to bring the Lady Warriors within seven, 41-34, with 3:32 left. With the Lady Warriors cutting into the lead and playing strong defense, momentum was back on the home team’s side. But again Eyre -- who scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and stole 4 passes -- made a play. With Eastern running offense and looking to cut their deficit even more, she stole a pass and went in for a fast break layup. The basket put Fayetteville back up nine, 43-34. Two free throws from Burroughs increased the visitors lead to 11 before Tracy hit a 3-

pointer with 1:49 left. The Lady Rockets had a chance to push their lead back out but Ashley Scoggins missed the front end of a one and one before Makayla Rosselot missed one of two free throws. Seigla then came down and hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 46-40 with 34 second remaining. Eyre then got the ensuing inbounds pass and was fouled. She hit both free throws to seal the win. “We didn’t find her,” Burrows said of Eyre. “Or we had a turnover where she ended up getting the ball. She’s the key for them, I think.” As neither team could find the bottom of the net until an Eyre free throw with 4:46 left in the first quarter, it looked like the game was going to be a defensive slugfest. With scoring being hard to come by, the Lady Rockets were able to jump out to their lead by taking advantage of an opportunity. Eastern played quite a bit of zone in the first half and as Fayetteville shots went up the combination of Eyre and Rosselot went to work. The two Fayetteville guards continually got position on the backside for offensive rebounds. The duo scored nine of the team’s 21 points in the first half off of their offensive rebounds. Fayetteville had 11 offensive rebounds in the first half. “They were getting that backside rebound and were able to stick it back in,” Sheets said. “That was key. That was major.” Fayetteville (16-2, 10-1 SHL) 49 Eyre 8 4 22, Rosselot 3 2 9, Scoggins 1 3 5, Smyth 2 0 4, Plapp 1 0 2, Burroughs 1 5 7, Carson 0 0 0. Totals: 16 14 49. Eastern (8-7, 7-4 SHL) 42 Prine 6 1 16, Johnson 1 0 3, Seigla 3 0 7, Tracy 5 1 14, Lewis 1 0 2, Turner 0 0 0. Totals: 16 2 42. Halftime: F 21-11. 3-pointers: F 3 (Eyre 2, Rosselot); E 8 (Prine 3, Johnson, Seigla, Tracy 3).


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Allison Prine looks for a shot as Fayetteville’s Brianna Plapp tries to stay in front during the Lady Rockets win last Thursday night.

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It didn’t take long for the Eastern boys basketball team to take control in their Southern Hills League matchup with Manchester last Saturday evening. The Warriors jumped on the visitors from Adams County by scoring the game’s first 14 points and never seemed to lose that control. Using their solid defensive effort as a catalyst, the Warriors secured their 10th straight win 58-42 by weathering the physical Greyhounds run in the third quarter to push ahead for good early in the fourth quarter for the win. Eastern’s 11th win on the season also served as a milestone for 17th year head coach Rob Beucler. It was the Warriors head man’s 250th win at the school. . “I thought the eight, nine, 10 kids we played all played hard,” Beucler said. “They all came in and gave us good minutes. We moved the ball. Everybody was pretty unselfish. We responded to the physicalness. I think it (was a) good team effort.” It was no longer than after the Warriors won the opening tip that Nathan Scott hit a long jumper to push the hosts out in front 2-0 just 22 seconds into the game. With the Eastern defense not giving the Greyhounds much of anything offensively, the Warriors patiently worked their offense on the other end. Jordan Payne increased Eastern’s lead on back-toback possessions as he first hit a pull-up jumper in the lane before coming down the floor and hitting an open 3pointer in the corner. Payne’s baskets pushed Eastern out to a 7-0 lead with 5:18 left in the first quarter. Teammate Chase Lawson then hit a 3-pointer of his own, this one off a long offensive rebound, to increase Eastern’s lead to 10-0. As Manchester was on its way to missing its first eight shots on the evening thanks to the Eastern defensive pressure, the Warriors continued to push ahead when they had the ball. Off a Lawson defensive rebound, Conner Purdin took the outlet from his teammate and attacked the basket for a layup. With his team already down 12, Manchester coach Aaron Lockhart called timeout to stop the onslaught. It was to no avail, however, as Lawson -- thanks to another defensive play --

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Brandon Belcher leads a fast break for Eastern during the Warriors win over Manchester on Saturday night.

came out of the timeout and stole a Greyhound pass and went in for an easy layup to put Eastern up 14-0 with 2:25 left in the first quarter. “We started defensively very good,” Beucler said. “Offensively it was decent but I thought defensively we came out pretty well. They read coverages. They didn’t shoot it very well. I think part of what we did caused that and then they were a little cold.” Finally, with 1:48 left in the quarter, Dalton West got Manchester on the board when he hit a 3-pointer. But again the Warriors continued to run their patient offense. Riley Prine added to the Eastern lead when he layed the ball in after Lawson drove in the lane to draw defenders and found Prine open underneath. A Dylan Ricketts’ layup got the Greyhounds within 11, 16-5, as the first quarter came to an end. The Warriors continued their strong defensive play as the second quarter got underway. Though Manchester scored four points, all of which were answered by Eastern buckets, to start the quarter, the Warriors defenders kept the the physical Greyhounds scoreless the final 5:16 of the first half. “Our kids are responding a little bit to getting physical,” Beucler said. “We’ve talked about it all year and I told them they’ve got to tough up and they’re doing that so we’ve been pretty pleased with it.” With the Greyhounds en-

during another scoreless draught, the Warriors seized the opportunity to add to their lead. Payne did just that when he stole a Greyhounds pass and was fouled as he went in for the layup. He made both free throws to put the Warriors up 22-9 with 4:20 left in the half. Two layups from Purdin and then Payne, both off of outlet passes on defensive rebounds, helped Eastern to a 26-9 halftime lead. As the second half got underway, the Greyhounds began to find a little more consistency on offense but were never able to get closer than 12 points in the quarter when Braxton Gaffin grabbed teammate Travis Combs’ miss and layed it back in right before the buzzer sounded for the end of the third quarter. Gaffin’s score cut Eastern’s lead to 39-27 as the teams entered the final quarter. Over the final minute and a half of the third quarter the Greyhounds cut an 18 point lead to 12 as the Warriors struggled some against Manchester’s pressure defense. It continued as the final quarter got going. A Gaffin free throw cut the Eastern lead to 11, 39-28, 30 seconds in. The Greyhounds had a chance during that time to really cut into the lead but Gaffin and Combs missed five of six free throws. Eastern’s Blake Doss -who was playing in just his third game of the season after recovering from an injury suffered in early Decem-

ber -- hit one of two free throws to push Eastern back out by 12 points before two Payne free throws put Eastern ahead 42-28 with 6:47 left. Combs cut the lead to 11 once again as he hit a 3pointer on Manchester’s next possession. But the Warriors then went to work to put the game away. It was a combination of players who helped Eastern secure the win. Doss first hit two free throws before Lawson converted a layup off a Manchester turnover. A Purdin bucket on the block and Josh Boudreau free throw quickly pushed Eastern to a 48-31 lead with 4:14 lead. Though Payne led the way with 17 points, the Warriors were able to win because everyone contributed. Purdin added 14 points while Lawson chipped in with 13 points and seven rebounds. “We’ve got three or four different kids that’s going to get (double figures) every night -- maybe six -- and that’s good,” Beucler said. “We’ve got people, that if things are going well, we’re going to get some different scorers. I think that makes us more difficult to guard.” The Greyhounds tried to fight back in the last few minutes of the game but could get no closer than 14 points, 51-37, over the final minutes. With the game well in hand, the Eastern crowd began to celebrate their 11th victory on the season by honoring Beucler as they began to chant, “250!, 250!, 250!” “Somebody always said if you load the bus with good players it makes it easier,” Beucler said of the milestone. “We’ve had kids that are willing to do things what I call the Warrior way or whatever we wanted to do. We’ve always had good backing here. There’s interest with basketball so it makes it a great opportunity for kids to want to play and be successful.” Manchester (8-6, 4-5 SHL) 42 Combs 4 3 12, Gaffin 4 1 9, West 3 1 8, Adams 1 0 2, Ricketts 3 0 8, Smith 1 0 3, Walters 0 0 0. Totals: 16 5 42. Eastern (11-4, 7-2 SHL) 58 Lawson 6 0 13, Payne 4 7 17, Purdin 5 3 14, Scott 3 0 6, Prine 1 0 2, Pollitt 0 0 0, Boudreau 0 1 1, Doss 0 3 3, Belcher 0 0 0, Stivers 1 0 2, Burns 0 0 0, Williams 0 0 0. Totals: 20 14 58. Halftime: E 26-9. 3-pointers: M 5 (Combs, West, Ricketts 2, Smith); E 4 (Lawson, Payne 2, Purdin).


Ripley: Blue Jays get revenge vs. Whiteoak CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 layup -- he scored 14 of his 22 points in the quarter -- and a Mitchell 3-pointer, the Blue Jays led 47-41 as the teams headed to the final quarter. With a little prodding from his coaches, Perkins focused on playing down low in the third quarter. “I’m trying to go away from the threes (and) the dribbling and post up,” Perkins said. He added about his big third quarter, “I just realized I was bigger than them so I just took it to the hole.” Another Perkins layup, this one off a Donte Bennett steal and assist, pushed the Blue Jays to a 49-41 lead as the fourth quarter started. The Wildcats quickly responded. Once Taggert hit two free throws with 7:01 left, the Blue Jay lead had been cut to 45-41. The teams then continued to trade baskets over the next couple minutes. By the time Riley Saelens grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a short jumper with 4:39 left, the Blue Jays held a 53-47 lead. However, the resilient Wildcats would not go away. A 6-0 run, which ended with a Stephen Meyers putback, helped Whiteoak tie the game at 53 with 2:53 remaining. Ripley quickly retook the lead when an open Perkins layed the ball in underneath but Meyers answered right back for the Wildcats as he grabbed a loose ball and layed it in to tie the game at 55 with 1:56 left. That would be the last time the Wildcats would score, how-

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Gage Bradford sets up the Ripley offense during the Blue Jays win over Whiteoak on Tuesday night.

ever, as the Blue Jay defense -as it had much of the night against Taggert and Seip in particular -- rose to the occasion. Thought Carraher scored 22 points, Seip (12 points) and Taggert (15 points) didn’t get going as well as they did in the team’s first matchup. “You know, 55 points, I’ll take that in a game, especially with a team like Whiteoak that has three or four kids who can shoot it,” Adams said. “Last game the Taggert kid had 24, 25 and the Seip kid had 28 or 29 so you take one guy hurting ya but we just can’t have three guys hurting us.” With their defense shutting the Wildcats down, the Blue Jays went to work for the win. A Mitchell 3-pointer -- one of his four 3-pointers and 12 points on the night -- put Ripley ahead for good with 1:41 left.

Free throws from Gage Bradford, who scored 10 points, and Salens sealed the win. It was particularly satisfying win considering what the double overtime loss to the Wildcats had done two weeks prior. “That was hard loss, man,” Perkins said afterward of the first Whiteoak game. “We didn’t expect to lose that game.” In a game that saw nearly a dozen lead changes, the Blue Jays jumped out early on the Wildcats thanks to the play of Michael Haley. The senior forward was aggressive from the tip as he scored 12 of the Blue Jays 14 first quarter points to put the hosts on top early. “The last couple weeks -- in games and practices -- we’ve been talking to him that his game is inside,” Adams said of Haley. “If he can post up, catch

the ball, chin up and go right to the rim with it he can do some damage. He’s really been working hard in practice to do that and tonight it showed in the first half.” But once Haley had put the Blue Jays up 14-8 near the end of the opening quarter, Carraher went to work. Carraher’s 3-pointer found net right before the quarter ended and cut the Ripley lead to 14-11 after one. The second quarter saw each team go punch for punch with the other. Though the Blue Jays played a solid defense game, Carraher’s shooting continued to keep Whiteoak right on the Blue Jays heels. When he made two of three free throws after being fouled on a 3-pointer, Whiteoak led 2322 with 1:44 left in the half. “We had the lead nine times and (were) tied 10 times,” Adams said. “That was the type of game it was.” But thanks to a Jordan Mitchell 3-pointer and a Haley free throw, Ripley took a 29-27 lead into the half. Whiteoak (5-11, 3-7 SHL) 55 Seip 4 4 12, Taggert 6 3 15, Doctor 0 0 0, Carraher 5 7 22, Stratten 0 0 0, Meyers 3 0 6, Trublood 0 0 0. Totals: 18 14 55. Ripley (11-4, 7-3 SHL) 61 Perkins 11 0 22, Mitchell 4 0 12, Saelens 1 2 4, Bradford 4 2 10, Haley 5 3 13, Bennett 0 0 0, Kirschner 0 0 0, Brooks 0 0 0. Totals: 25 7 61. Halftime: R 29-27. 3-pointers: W 5 (Carraher 5); R 4 (MItchell 4).

roughs hit a free throw to give Fayetteville a 49-48 lead it would not relinquish. “It was our most total team effort of the season,” Sheets said. “We played an outstanding game for the entire 32 minutes and it took all 32 minutes to get the win.” Makayla Rosselot scored a team-best 29 points in one of her best performances of the season. Lincoln Smyth added 11 points while Megan Eyre scored eight. Brianna Plapp grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds despite battling an injured hand. Boys basketball Fayetteville picks up two wins Despite battling each and every game this season but not finding much success, the Rockets were able to break through last week and pick up two wins. Last Saturday the Rockets (4-10, 2-7 SHL) picked up their third win of the season when they beat West Union 48-43 in a Southern Hills League makeup game. The game was originally postponed due to weather on Jan. 13. “We got the lead in the first quarter and pretty much held on,” Fayetteville coach Darryl Iles said. Trevor Clark had a big game for the Rockets as he scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and stole three passes. Nick Durham added nine points while Austin Fowler and D.J. Iles scored eight apiece. Then, on Tuesday night, the Rockets beat Felicity in a non-conference game, 69-64, in a back and forth affair. Again Clark led the way. He scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Toby Lykins added 12 and D.J. Iles scored 11 point. Over the past few weeks the Rockets had battled in each game but were finally able to break through because they played a complete game. “Offensively, we’re starting to play better,” Iles said. “(Our) rebounding is starting to get better. We’re starting to come around and get a little bit of everything.” The week started on a bit of a down note, however, when the Rockets lost to SHL foe Fairfield last Friday night 66-54. Though the Rockets scored 33 points in the final quarter, they still came up short because the third first three quarters weren’t as effective as the last. “We had no energy or spark until the fourth quarter,” Iles said. D.J. Iles and Clark led the way with 14 points apiece Western Brown beats Bethel The Broncos used a full court press that turned the game around after the teams played to a 13 all tie after a quarter and rolled to a 74-39 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division win last Friday night. Western Brown coach Greg Foster did not coach the game as he was ill. “They played really well,” Foster said. “It was tight at the end of the first quarter. Then we started to press and they had a hard time dealing with the press.” Cory Kuttler led the Broncos (12-3, 6-0 SBC-A) with 20 points. He also gave the Tigers a hard time at the front of the Bronco pressure. Eastern’s winning streak grows to 11 The Warriors continued their winning ways last week as they picked up three more victories. On Friday night Eastern traveled to West Union and came home with a 65-42 win. “We got some mismatches and took advantage,” Eastern coach Rob Beucler said of the win. Chase Lawson led the Warriors with 21 points while Jordan Payne and Nathan Scott scored 10 points apiece. Blake Doss scored nine points in his first game back from an injury he suffered after the Warriors first game in early December. Then, on Tuesday evening, the Warriors hosted St. Patrick (KY) and beat the visitors 83-55. It was strong offensive performance for Eastern against St. Patrick. “We shot the ball real well,” Beucler said. “Shot CONTINUED ON PAGE 24



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Girls basketball Western Brown picks up two conference wins The Lady Broncos took to the road twice last week and both times came back with Southern Buckeye Conference American Division wins. Last Thursday, the Lady Broncos traveled to Owensville and picked up a 58-22 conference win over Clermont Northeastern. Defense was the key as the Lady Broncos (14-4, 7-1 SBC-A) amassed 26 steals and held CNE to just two points in both the first and third quarters. Kylie Garrett paced the Lady Broncos with 27 points. Morgan Wright added nine in the win while Delayne Seigla chipped in with eight points. On Saturday the Lady Broncos traveled to Goshen to battle the Lady Warriors and came home with a 73-30 win. “This might have been our best overall game as a team this year,” Western Brown coach Kyle Fender said. “We had nine girls contribute in the scoring (column).” Garrett led the way again for the Lady Broncos with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Seigla added 11 points while Ty Henry added eight points and six rebounds. Conference title within grasp of Georgetown The Lady G-Men picked up a big Southern Buckeye Conference National Division win last Thursday night against Williamsburg before earning a hard fought conference win on Saturday at Blanchester. Against Williamsburg, who came into the game with just one league loss coming at the hands of Georgetown in early December, the Lady GMen overcome a rocky first quarter to settle in for a 47-33 win. “We played a real good second half,” Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper said. After trailing 10-6 after a quarter, the Lady G-Men’s defense picked up as they outscored their guests from Williamsburg 41-23 the remainder of the game. A big key in the victory was the strong defensive play of Madison Pack against Williamsburg talented forward Tara Dennis. She limited Dennis to just 12 points on 514 shooting. “Madison Pack’s defense was outstanding,” Cropper said. Jesse Kidwell paced the Lady G-Men (15-2, 8-0 SBCN) offensively with 21 points. She also grabbed a teamhigh 13 rebounds in the win. Pack added 11 points for the Lady G-Men, who were still without the services of star guard Casey Carter while she is out with a finger injury. On Saturday the Lady GMen traveled to Blanchester and came home with a 39-29 win. “I thought defensively we did a good job,” Cropper said of the win. “We had trouble scoring.” The Lady G-Men did much of their damage in transition as their halfcourt offense struggled some. Megan Hatfield paced the Lady G-Men with 14 points. Kidwell added 11 points. Ripley picks up road SHL win The Lady Jays traveled to battle Fairfield last Thursday night and came home with a 64-32 Southern Hills League win. “We played fairly well,” Ripley coach Chris Coleman said. “We started out slow but once we got going things went fairly well.” Tori Boone played one her best games all year as she scored nine points in just two and a half quarters. Ripley improved to 13-5 (8-3 SHL) with the win. Fayetteville picks up non-conference win The Lady Rockets hosted St. Patricks (KY) on Monday night and overcame a strong effort from the visitors to win the non-conference battle 5851. While the team’s usually scrimmage one another in the preseason because Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets and St. Patricks coach Elaine Douglas have known each other for some time, the teams decided to battle in the regular season this year to exciting results. The Lady Rockets took their first lead with 2:21 left in the game when Carly Bur-


Strong defense, quick start propel Basketball roundup Eastern to 10th straight win

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Former graduate gives back to SHCTC BY Julie Bryan Contributor


Robert Berry retires from Brown County ESC governing board


Ruby E. Hanson celebrates 85th birthday Ruby E. (McCool) Hanson, New Hope area, celebrated her 85th birthday this past Friday, February 3, 2012. Mrs. Hanson was born in Sturgis, Miss., on February 3, 1927. Mrs. Hanson was married to the late Charles L. Hanson and she is the mother of 3 children, Christopher (Roxanne), Georgetown, Donna, South Carolina and the late Roy Hanson, plus she has 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The Brown County Press would like to wish Mrs. Hanson a very Happy Birthday!

Robert Berry, above-center, receiving a plaque to commemorate his retirement from the Brown County Educational Service Governing Board. Berry has retired after 36 years of service to various boards of education in Brown County. His service included the Eastern Local Board of Education, Southern Hills CTC Board of Education, and the Brown County ESC Governing Board. The plaque was presented at the December, 2011 board meeting by Brown County ESC Treasurer, Sally Frydryk, and Superintendent James Frazier. Michael Boyd, Treasurer, Kevin Kratzer, Superintendent, Southern Hills CTC were also present to add their congratulations to Berry. Everyone present wished him an enjoyable retirement. Bryan Mount of Mt. Orab was elected in November to fill Berry’s seat.

Rankin/Karns to wed Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Terri) Rankin of Buford are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacy Lynne Rankin to Daniel Lucas Karns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Diana) Karns of Arcanum, Oh. Stacy is a graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School and Ohio Northern University. Daniel is a graduate of Tri-County North High School and Indiana University. Stacy is employed with Fifth Third Bank and Daniel is employed with Ramco Electric Motors. A spring wedding is being planned and will take place on Saturday, May, 12, 2012. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Stacy and Daniel on their engagement and upcoming nuptials.


Aaron Ernst in the Carpentry lab.

structor Mr. Jim Wilson. His willingness to demonstrate this to current students really enriched their classroom experience. Southern Hills CTC would like to thank Aaron for sharing his time and knowledge with his peers.

Brown County couple to be honored by Ohio’s First Lady Mrs. Kasich will host 17 exceptional couples from around Ohio at Governor's Residence


Aaron Ernst, a 2010 graduate of the Carpentry program at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, returned to the classroom for two weeks to help out in the Junior and Senior Carpentry classes. Aaron volunteered his time while off from the Naval Reserve to help the students grasp the basics of carpentry. He assisted them in familiarizing themselves with tools and skills used on various jobs and also coached the seniors on their Showcase projects, a senior group project related to their program. The time spent with the carpentry students also allowed him to share his personal experiences at SHCTC and how the school helped him become a contributing member of society. Aaron has a lot of respect and pride for the Carpentry Program and in-

First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich and the Ohio Department of Aging will honor Howard and Terri Daugherty, Hamersville, along with 16 other couples for their dedication to marriage and volunteerism at the thirteenth annual Joined Hearts in Giving celebration, Tuesday, February 14, at the governor's residence in Columbus. With its connection to Valentine's Day, Joined Hearts in Giving honors Ohioans who have been married 40 years or longer and who share a commitment to volunteerism and community service. "These couples embody a level of commitment that should be celebrated," said Mrs. Kasich, the event's host. "Both as devoted spouses and volunteers, these 'Joined Hearts in Giving' are role models for us all." "Volunteers are important to so many worthy social causes all over our state, but volunteerism also allows our elders to be vital members of their communities," said Bonnie KantorBurman, director of the

department. "'Joined Hearts in Giving' is about what happens when individuals have the opportunities and the intimate, personal support and love to grow, thrive and contribute." The department solicited nominations for Joined Hearts in Giving during November, 2011. Those to be honored at the 2012 Joined Hearts in Giving reception range between 40 to 70 years married, 61 to 94 years old and from 1 to 65 years of volunteer service. Howard and Terri Daugherty, married 42 years, have served in numerous offices in the Bethel Lions Club and historical societies. They are active in the Disabled American Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans of America. They helped organize a weekend festival for "Founder's Day," and they help to restore log cabins in Burke Park. The Daughertys have served 25 years together on the Bethel-Tate High School Alumni Association, where they helped found a scholarship.



Martial arts demonstration Mr. Jamie Julien of Martial Arts America in Williamsburg and a 4th Degree Blackbelt spoke with Mount Orab Middle School students from Team Legends Thursday, January 19. Four Mount Orab Middle School students, who are students of Mr. Julien's martial arts class, took part in the demonstration. Mr. Julien spoke with the students about the origins of mixed martial arts, which tied into their Social Studies curriculum on Ancient India and China. In addition to speaking about the origins of it, he demonstrated many of the karate moves and spoke about the 4 secrets of Karate which include character development, concentration, self-discipline, and perseverance. Pictured are Julien and Nic Cline.



Fox 19’s Katy Morgan visits H’ville first graders


Hopkins named to Dean’s List Tiffany Hopkins has been named to the Dean’s List at Northern Kentucky University, where she is a full time student and carries a 3.6 GPA. Hopkins is majoring in marketing and is currently interning at Feldkamp Marketing, Cincinnati. Hopkins is a 2009 graduate of Western Brown HIgh School Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Reveals to celebrate their 65th anniversary Floyd and Norma (Davidson) Reveal, of Williamsburg, will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 14. The couple were married Feb. 14, 1947 in Mt. Healthy. They have a son, Wayne (Kay) Reveal of Batavia, two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Another son, Larry Reveal, is deceased. Floyd (Red) Reveal is retired from the Batavia Ford Motor Plant. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Reveal on their 65th wedding anniversary.

Obholz named to President's List Audrey Obholz of Blanchester, Oh., was named to the Fall 2011 President's List at LeTourneau University. Obholz achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor. Additional information about LETU may be found online at or by calling 903233-3000.

UC Clermont College hosts College Goal Sunday on February 12 UC Clermont College will host College Goal Sunday - a free program that helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on February 12. This event will be held on Sunday, February 12 from 2 -4 p.m. on the campus in McDonough Hall. The FAFSA is required to apply for federal financial aid for college. Partners in this event include UC Clermont Enrollment and Student Services, the UC Clermont TRIO programs, Clermont Educational Opportunities, high school guidance counselors and other community volunteers. Anyone who needs help in completing the FAFSA is welcome. “We assist students regardless of their enrollment planswhether they plan to join the UC family or attend another college or university. We assist between 50-100 students at this event

each year,” said Jessica Max, UC Clermont’s Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships Coordinator. For more information and registration, please visit To register for Ohio College Goal Sunday, just complete the online form and submit. You will receive a confirmation of your registration. Please print the confirmation and bring it and your 2011 IRS 1040s, W-2 statements and any other documents showing annual family income or information regarding untaxed income such as: child support, unemployment, workers compensation, disability, social security, etc in order to submit your FAFSA online at College Goal Sunday. High school seniors are strongly encouraged to come with their parents. Applying early for financial aid may offer students access to more financial

aid. For more information or questions call 513-732-5319. UC Clermont College is located at 4200 Clermont College Dr. in Batavia. Campus directions can be found here:

Walker on Dean’s List The University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio, has recognized Jonathan Walker, Georgetown, to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Jonathan is a freshman and is currently double majoring in Political Science and Law and Liberal Arts. Jonathan is a 2011 graduate of Western Brown High School.



First grade students at Hamersville Elementary have been studying weather. Meteorologist Katy Morgan from Fox 19 came to do a weather presentation about being a meteorologist and the equipment they use to predict weather. The students really enjoyed learning about "A Day in the Life of a Meteorologist."

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We would like to congratulate the following student for making Honor Roll for the 2nd Quarter: Kindergarten: Cassidy Armstrong, Lainey Athon, Matthew Barber, Kaleb Baucom, Dylan Bruan, Emma Bruan, Elizabeth Cooper, Camdyn Cunningham, Emma Davidson, Destiny Davis, Shaeleigh Duncanson, Ava Elliott, Olivia Fischer, Lilah Flores, Brenden Hacker, Brianna Hathorn, Merritt Hawks, Kaylee Helding, Grace Hughes, Andrew Keith, Randy King, Emilee Lanning, Zachary McElroy, Presley McFann, Kerstyn Menshouse, Tameena Mingua, Laney Noffsinger, Jake Norton, Alexis Ormes, Lacey Patten, John Puckett, Emma Roberts, Ben Rothwell, Andrew Rutherford, Landon Schuler, Savannah Smith, Caitlynn Steger, Preston Stike, Keegan Tarter, Ben Trumble, Kody Tucker, Jacob Vaughn, and Levi Watson. 1st Grade: Seth Barber, Isaac Bernhardt, Gillian Bishop, Adriana Blair, Katelyn Bowling, Robert Brookbank, Jackie Brown, Desiree Buchanan, Jackson Cann, Samara Cmehil, Tyler Cohorn, Cody Comberger, Kayli Cover, Logan Cover, JR Crawford, Corbyn Cunningham, Janie Davis, Jewels Davis, Sydney Davis, Lexie Dillon, DoriAdora Disque, Sammi Doyle, Hannah Fite, Jack Fite, Kara, Paige Friend, Kayne Fulcher, Kegan Glover, AJ Graham, Dawson Hitt, Aubree Hodge, Caleb Hodge, Austin Hutson, Gracie Johnson, Audrey Keith, Connor Keplinger, Raeann King, Aubri Lovell, Gaven Lucas, Mattie McKinzie, Grace Miller, Brian Moore, Pheonix Newland, Maria Perry, Kyle Poehlmann, Aidan Price, Malaki Raines, Alexus Rider, Peyton Schadle, Bobby Schluttenhofer, Ben Schuler, Jason Segrist, Kate Stratton, Rebecca Strunk, Jackson Tackett, Tristan Timmers, Madi Townley, Timmy Vasquez, and Karley Wilson. 2nd Grade: Paige Abbinante, Shane Abrams, Mya Baker, Nicolas Bautista, Spencer Bick, Jaydee Brown, Jacob Holland, Allie Daugherty, Brookelyn Duncan, Rylyn Dyer, Ben Erhardt, Chris

Ernst, Sophia Ernst, Evan Grimes, Austin Hamilton, Austin Haney, Jake Holbrook, Kalisa Jennings, Hailey Jones, Jennifer Jones, Brandon Lanning, Parker Lauders, Ryann Liming, Krishelle Miller, Joey Mingua, Skylar Niesen, Colton O'Hara, Bri Planck, Liam Powell, James Powers, Payton Puckett, Trey Randolph, Jordan Reed, Alex Rothwell, Kayli Sanchez, Adam Sanders, Mathew Shannon, Riley Shepherd, Keaton Shiveley Christian Springer, Kaitlyn Strunk, Olivia Stutz, Mary Jane Sult, David Tincher, Jackson Vinson, Samara Weil, Sophia Wells, Luke Woodruff, Kori Yost, and Olivia Young. 3rd Grade: Straight “A”s Hannah Barber, Bryar Cornett, Taylor Lucas, Lily Powell, and Abby Roberts. A/B - Aubrey Botts, Bryson Chambers, Lanie Clark, Kris Darlington, Ellie Hirons, Pashience Hughes, David Hurst, Logan Lindsey, Justice Maloney, Gary Powell III, Pierce Schadle, Hunter Shepherd, Scott Shouse, Aliesha Smith, Logan Teegarden, Courtney Thomas, Ben Todd, Lexi Vanwinkle, Reagan Votel, Madison Finney, Jadyn Flores, and Jacob Segrist. 4th Grade: Straight “A”s Bryan Cowdrey, Gage Daugherty, Madison Davis, Rosie Dean, Madison Derose, Grace Erhardt, Gracie Fischer, Elicia Hamblen, Gunner Henry, Lynsey Jackson, Hunter Kattine, Abby Keith, Tristen Luneack, Chance Moore, Kaden Newberry, Madison Ogden, Emma Sams, Zach Segrist, Maddie Shepherd, Bailey Tolliver, Taylor Tolliver, Cailtlyn Walters, and Kayla Wilson. A/B - Casey Baker, Nadalyn Barnes, Desi Berrier, Jake Bowling, Jarod Bowling, Leslie Branscum, Ryan Cooper, Alex Crawford, Sebastian Cummings, Tyler Dabney, Chasity Debord, Jesa Duncanson, Trace Dyer, Austin Grammar, Thomas Hamilton, Skyler Hammons-Mofford, Emma Holder, Emily Huddleston, Zoe Hurst, Josey Johnson, Meagan Long, Shaun Lucas, William Lucas, Hunter Macko, Kasey Marcum, Erin Morgan, Alyssa Parvino, Madison

Raines, Jacob Ross, Grace Sarbach, Jacob Seaman, Debbie Smith, Colton Townley, Riley Vineyard, and Dominic Younts. 5th Grade: Straight “A”s Morgan Back, Ryan Craig, Jordan Davis, Reagan Henderson, Noah Hiler, Jessica Jones, Joey Kinder, Chase Lovett, Trevor Miller, Brooklyn O’Hara, Wesley O’Hara, Brendon Ormes, and Jesse Osborn. A/B - Lizzy Black, Bradley Buchanan, Nastassi Chambers, Finley Collins, Chase Dotson, Caleb Fite, Griffin Fite, Glen Friend, Kyla King, Dylan Kleinholz, Faith Macko, Jacob Madden, Penni Neal, Maddison Patton, Allen Pollard, Cameron Schauer, Jake Schauler, Gabriel Teegarden, Sydney Thomas, Andrew Todd, Katelyn Wallace, Kortney Wright, Alexis Manning. 6th Grade: Straight “A”s Mackenzie Bridges, Robert Conaty, Emily Cooper, Karley Cornett, Sierra Darlington, Alanis Daugherty, John Fisher, Kayla Hedge, Corrin Keplinger, Alyssa Kidwell, Hannah Liming, Jenny Rogers, Tyler Seng, Taylor Shelley, William Stratton, Maddy Whisman, Rylie Young, and Evan Wells. A/B - Jonathon Armstrong, Bryson Blankenship, Kyle Boggs, Katie Bolender, Kain Carter, Savannah Cassady, Audra Compton, Taylor Couch, Ally Cowdrey, Brad Davisson, Sarah Dowling,Corey Erbe, Emma Gibson, Samuel Gibson, Caylee Graham, Bryant Green, Hannah Hacker, Jordan Hunley, Blake Luck, Austin McMillion, Danielle Morrow, Sarah Penny, John Price, Wyatt Siemer, Brett Stinson, Lexi Swope, Robby Wagers, and Meranda Watson. 7th Grade: Straight “A”s - Destiny Anderson, Gunnar Donell, Cole Dotson, Jack Erhardt, Jake Henderson, Tia Newberry, Logan Nickell, Gabe O'Hara, Hunter O'Hara, Brianna Pack, Ginny Pollard, Jesse Roberts, and, Karis Shievely. A/B - Emily Barger, Jessica Bechtol, Cameron Brayton, Alex Cadwell, Cara Cawford, Drew Day, Karlie Doyle, Mor-

gan Hirons, Courtney Jacobs, Abby Owen, Drew Owen, Joseph Sams, Jeffery Schlueter, Garett Sellers, Justin Votel, Alexa Waits, Siarra Wilson, and Kylee Wright. 8th Grade: Straight “A”s - Megan Brown, Sierrah Compton, Rachel Gibbons, Logan Hunley, Megan Ogden, Ashley Prine, Miranda Wallace, and Emma Wells. A/B - Jordan Baugus, Abi Boggs, Mackenzi Brooks, Brandon Brown, Hannah Carter, Maddie Comberger, Becca Day, Ryan Day, Zach Gagen, Cody Hanson, Michael Hensley, Katie Johns, Maddie Kinder, Caley King, Sydney Lucas, KK Massey, Jake Mckinney, Marissa McMillion, Savannah Mofford, Tori Patton, Katie Price, Jonny Roberts, Reed Schauer, Delanie Sharp, Jackie Sherman, Rebecca Spencer, Jonathon Taylor, Brandon Timmers, Hayley Watson, Damien Whitaker, Angelic Williams, Brandon York, and Brooke York.

must be enrolled fulltime and maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Those attending WC’s main campus are: BETHEL – Cheryl A. Hamilton of Bethel-New


RULH Middle School second quarter honor roll The following students made the RULH honor for the second quarter: All A Honor Roll 5th grade – Nicole Herrera, Kennan Massey, Corey Germann, Kelly Raleigh 6th grade – Hunter Chamberlain, Brian Dunn, Logan Hanson, Evan Pfeffer, Kamri-Beth Offutt, Whitney King, Cary Wright 7th grade – Bailey Adams, Kassey Arnett, Tristan Cahall, Elizabeth Campbell, Harley Bruce, Lamon Marshall, Cassidy Payne, Hannah Sharp, Charity York, Dalton Moran, Allie Carrizalez, Johannah Fisher, Craig Horton 8th grade – Kristen Abbott, Savannah Shively, Devin Whaley. A/B Honor Roll 5th grade – Carlee Daulton, Emily Dodson, Zachary Ginn, Landon Klump, John Lung, Rachel Rister, Shelby Smith, Mya Spires, Skylor Stamper, Germann Angeles, Cameron Brookbank, Alisha Day, Deanna Kirk, Shallyn Mussinan, Ethan Phillips, Christopher Raleigh, Maranda Thompson, Dalton Applegate, Luke Berry, Joseph Blum, Destini Stewart, Kristen Jenkins, Amber Kirschner, Kinley Martin,

Katelynn Miller, Grace Mitchell, Connor Neely, Jaki Royal, Shanee Weatherspoon, Tyler Lunsford 6th grade – Avery Adams, Jalen Carter, Madeline Moran, Brian Toller, Makenna Johnson, Abigail Lewis, Christopher Reuss, Brianna Toller, Maranda Tull, Meggie Scott, Makaki Renchen, Kursten Prater, Makenzie Nickell, Meghan Jolley, Alicia Furtado, Madisyn Blackburn, Harley Blank, Britney Chinn, Enrique Guerra, Blake Moore, Alexis Stauder, Quinton Thomas 7th grade – Nancy Flaugher, Jordan Griffith, Jessica Morris, Brianna Phillips, Dylan Phillips, Amanda Proctor, Morgan Schwallie, Jordan Sims, Austin Spiller, Sadie Wilson, Hailey Coleman, Kacy Gilkerson, Sam Titus, Austin Moore, Olivia Reese 8th grade – Brian Chapman, Alyssa Cornelius, Suzanne Dragoo, Noah Garlejo, Carlie Higle, Timothy Huffman, Kevin Kirk, Alexia Hesler, Sky Denny, Danielle Hale, Michaela Johnson, Cain Kendrick, Leanna Kendrick, Brooke Maze, Cassandra Volk, Jacob Miller, Tyler Lawson, Alyssa Doyle

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Hope Road, senior. BLANCHESTER – Jacob M. Boehm of Schfsky Rod, sophomore (4.0). FAYETTEVILLE – Timothy J. Wiederhold of Anderson State Road, freshman; Bernadette L. Attinger of West Humber Street, junior. HAMERSVILLE – Emily L. Fite of White Oak Valley Road, junior. MOUNT ORAB – Julia K. Baker of Crawford Day Road, sophomore. RIPLEY – Bradley J. Hamilton of Eagle Creek Drive, freshman. Those enrolled the collaboration between WC and Cincinnati State Community College are: GEORGETOWN – Joseph Kristopher Laugel of East Grant Avenue, senior.

Local Author visits MOMS On Tuesday, January 7, the students from Team Journey were treated to a visit from Mr Callahan, a local author. The students previously read The Cave, the Cabin, and the Tattoo Man all by Mr. Callahan. The students were able to listen to Mr. Callahan's publishing process, enjoy a slide show, ask questions and had a chance to win a signed copy of one of his books. A big thanks to Mr. Callahan for sharing his love of writing and making an impact on the of our students!

Pictured in the Biologic Conference Center, Left to Right: Jess Music, Kasey Fitzpatrick, Hannah Roush, Brandon Kaylor, Cody Hacker, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Margaret van Gilse, Dr. Chaudhary, Dr. Frank Genbauffe, Zach Stamper, Brittany Rose, Sandra Hughes, and Rayna Shaffer.

Southern Hills Career and Technical Center Biotech program visits Biologic This January, students from Southern Hills Career and Technical Center’s biotechnology program had an opportunity to visit bioLOGIC, a life science management, development and investment firm in Covington, Kentucky. Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding field that has a direct effect in the agricultural, medical, pharmaceutical and food science industries and the Cincinnati area is currently home to over 250 biotechnology companies. bioLOGIC helps foster growing companies on the cutting edge of medical breakthroughs like Neocytex, which is in the process of developing a pharmaceutical to combat brain damage caused by strokes and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Bexion Pharmaceuticals, which also shares office space at the Covington lab facility, is currently testing the effects of a promising new anti-cancer treatment. “Biotechnology is a rapidly

expanding field,” says Dr. Nilabh “Neil” Chaudhary, who founded Neocytex and whose research holds the potential to regenerate brain tissue, something thought to be impossible just a few years ago. The Southern Hills biotechnology students met with Dr. Chaudhary as well as Margaret van Gilse, vice president of business development for Bexion Pharmaceuticals. Van Gilse, who has worked in the biotechnology industry across the na-

tion, returned to the Cincinnati area as the number of biotechnology companies in the region began to increase rapidly. After meeting with Nilabh and van Gilse the Southern Hills students toured the bioLOGIC lab facilities, built in a historic liveryturned-dancehall in the heart of Covington. With companies like Neocytex and Bexion Pharmaceuticals looking to expand into this region biotechnology professionals will be increasingly in demand.

Howser is WC achievement scholarship recipient Mount Orab resident Dara R. Howser, is the recipient of an $11,000 Wilmington College Academic Achievement Scholarship. Howser, who plans to major in agricultural business, will graduate this year from Western Brown High School. Her main activities and honors in-

clude: National Honor Society, FFA, environmental science club, 4-H, junior fair board and varsity softball. She is the daughter of Daren and Barbara Howser of Mount Orab. For more information on enrollment opportunities, visit online.


Several Brown County residents have been named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List honor, a student



BY Brad Fitzpatrick SHCTC Biotech Instructor

Wilmington College announces Dean’s List



Hamersville second quarter Honor Roll


Sardinia Kindergartener’s study Outer Space The children in Miss Fryer’s Kindergarten class at Sardinia Elementary have been busily studying Outer Space. One of our fun and “tasty” activities involved making astronaut food. The students involved were: Isayah Collins, Jesse Crawford, Haley Devena, Johnny Edwards, Alex Fithen, Mikie Glover, Addison Jones, Christian Justice, Gracie Layman, Emma Litzinger, Alex Longacre, Elizabeth Luman, Clara Martin, Lauren McIntosh, Becca Moore, Madison Riggs, Jaymee Ritchie, Rocky Rose, Zach Scott, Meranda Stephenson, Tyler Stief, Peyton Taylor, Gavin Traynor, Kaydon Watson, Levi Wilder, Ben Wright, and Landon Young.

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Religious Emphasis Week, will be celebrated at the West Fork Baptist Church in Georgetown on Sunday, February 5 at 11 a.m., and at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown on Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m., sponsored by the American Legion Post 180. The public is invited to attend this event. For more information contact Chaplain Bill Grabill at (513) 316-5515. Hamersville Spring Sports Sign-ups, including baseball, softball and soccer is now taking place. Registration can be done online at www.HJSASPORTS .com 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. MONDAY 2/6 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Aberdeen Village Council will meet in regular session on Monday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the council’s chambers. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, 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, February 6, 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, February 6, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY 2/7 AlcoholicsAnonymous 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. Clothing Ministry, sponsored by Tri-County Baptist Church, 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia will be open for operation to meet the physical needs of people in the Tri-County area on Tuesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for more information call (937) 446-1416. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7. This meeting is open to the public. Men’s A-Cappella Group Singing Lessons, which will last for five weeks beginning Tuesday, February 7, running 14, 21,28 and March 6, is sponsored by the Southern Gateway Chorus, will be held at the Harmony Lodge, 646 East Epworth Avenue in Cincinnati. This 85-man chorus is composed of singers from 10 to 81. To learn more visit or call (877) 474-2463, ext. 2.

Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, February 7. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, February 7. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 4445230 for details. WEDNESDAY 2/8 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 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. Fayetteville Village Council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Pilates Class will be offered Wednesday, February 8, 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. 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. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 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, February 8, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 4038481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, at the River Bend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY 2/9 Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on February 9, 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.

group is free and open to any adult. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown at 2003 Veterans Blvd. For more information contact Hope Seavers at (800) 625-5269 or email hseavers@stein Union Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. This meeting is open to the public. Weather Spotter Training, sponsored by the National Weather Service will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Southern Hills Career and Tech Center, 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. For reservations, call (937) 3785100. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information.

Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.

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) 625-5269 or at

Green Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 in Greenbush. This meeting is open to the public.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

Grief Support Group, sponsored by Stein Hospice, will be held for adults who have lost an adult loved one. This support

Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, February 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590.




Property Sales James W. Smithers to 2789 Lucas Road, LLC, 7.57 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 1/25/2012 Alan and Judy Howard to Judith L. Howard, 2.97 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 1/20/2012 Timothy Strong to Ronald L. and Jo Ann Beamer, 2.17 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 1/23/2012, $31,000 Harold R. Stemmerding to Albert C. Stemmerding, Lot 5 and Lot 6 in Carol Ann Acres in Clark Township, filed 1/19/2012 Annas Helton to Edwin, Robert and William Helton Jr., 1.32 acres of land in Hamersville, filed 1/24/2012 Janet Walters to Kairos Real Estate LLC, .42 acres of land in Hamersville, Clark Township, filed 1/19/2012, $134,600 Roy R. and Nancy L. Day and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lot 14 in Hamersville, Clark Township, filed 1/24/2012, $37,000 John R. Fronkey to Melvin Wardlow, 44.50 acres, 32.60 acres, 5 acres and 26.81 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 1/25/2012 Robert L. and Carol A. Ferguson to The Rockhold Brown and Company Bank, 5 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 1/24/2012 David M. Johnson to Jeffrey Allen and Jo Ellen Defosse, 4.53 acres of land in Franklin Township, filed 1/19/2012, $185,500 John H. and Anne L. Brodt to Mitchell L. and Cindy R. Erwin, Lot 2349 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 1/19/2012, $2,000 John H. Brodt etal to Mitchell L. and Cindy R. Erwin, Lot 2350 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 1/19/2012, $38,000 Marietta Gilpin to Donald D. Piatt, Lot 124 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 1/20/2012, $40,000 Roberta M. and Harry Tudor Jr., to Harry Tudor Jr., 82.93 acres of land in Franklin Township, filed 1/23/2012 David and Martha Keim to Blake G. Ratcliff, 19.88 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 1/19/2012, $95,000 Albert and Linda Jester to Therica L. and Darryl W. Slusher, Lot 3831 and Lot 3871 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 1/24/2012, $500 Bradley Johnson to Danny R. Bubp, Lot 749 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 1/25/2012, $500 Flick and Mary Young to Thomas A. and Julia M. Glasscock, Lot 1380 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 1/20/2012 Wilma L. and Rick G. Hawkins and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Robert L. and Mary B. Smith, .76 acres of land in Jefferson Township, filed 1/24/2012, $60,000 Charles R. Cahall, Sr. to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., 6.66 acres of land in Shinkles Ridge Estates, Lot 27, Lewis Township, filed 1/19/2012, $36,000 Brenda J. and Michael J. Hoeper to Hoeper Hollow Farm LLC, 111.09 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 1/25/2012 Debbie and John H. Bradley Jr., to Bank of New York Mellon Trustee , Lot 13 and Lot 14 in Faybar Sub., in Perry Township, filed 1/23/2012, $39,334 Louis E. Holden Sr., trustee and Kathryn Green, trustee to Kathryn Greene, trustee, 11.20 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 1/20/2012 Leroy H. and Janet Meyer to Janet Meyer, Lot 8, Lot 9, Lot 10, Lot 11 and Lot 12 in St. Martin and .34 acres of land in St. Martin, filed 1/19/2012 James and Kathy Watson and Journey Systems, LLC to John and Nancy Whittley, 3.56 acres,10.09 acres, 1.36 acres and 1.19 acres of land in Pike Township, filed 1/24/2012 Timothy S. and Leslie R. Littleton to Midfirst Bank, 1 acre of land in Pike Township, filed 1/25/2012, $129,137 Andy L. Reynolds to Debra Reynolds, Lot 14, Lot 15, Lot 16 and Lot 17 in Northland Sub., Georgetown, Pleasant Township, filed 1/25/2012, Ellen Davis to Timothy R. Dyer, Lot 22 in Georgetown, Pleasant Township, filed 1/24/2012 Julia and Robert W. Rozell, Jr., to Lawrence T. and Deborah L. Kelley, 5 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 1/19/2012, $90,000 George Roger and Simpson Courts to Glory Land, LLC, 15.90 acres and 20.68 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 1/20/2012 Alfred D. and Amy J. Buettner to Alfred D. Buettner, .22 acres and 12.03 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 1/20/2012 Wendell L. and Stella M. Faulkner to Wendell Lee Faulkner, 1.04 acres of land in Union Township, filed 1/24/2012 Erma K. Russell to Lowell Davis, Lot 146 in Village of Ripley, Union

Township, filed 1/20/2012, $12,500 Farmers Tobacco Company to David Campbell, .22 acres of land in Ripley, Union Township, filed 1/25/2012, $15,000 William T. and Mary K. Orr to William T. Orr, .59 acres of land and 1.73 acres of land in Washington Township, filed 1/23/2012 Lenora Karen Kennedy to Jack H. and Judith A. Mitchell, .40 acres of land, Lot 23 in Village at Wills Point, Mt. Orab, filed 1/19/2012, $154,700

Marriages Jamie Lee Becker, 33, Mt. Orab, nurse to marry Andrew William Dunn, 37, Mt. Orab, fabricator Beverly Jo West, 56, Georgetown, Ohio Veterans Home to marry James Dale Maynard, 62, Georgetown, retired

Probate Jimmy A. Burdine, Williamsburg, case #20121013, DOD 7/22/2011, filed 1/19/2012 Anthony S. Dotson, Williamsburg, case 20121014, DOD 7/3/2011, filed 1/19/2012 Betty Mae Hopkins, Blanchester, case 20121017, DOD 11/2/2011, filed 1/23/2012 William Jones, Williamsburg, case 20121015, DOD 11/3/2011, filed 1/23/2012 Roberta M. Tudor, Georgetown, case 20121016, DOD 11/21/2011, filed 1/23/2012

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Bank of New York Mellon versus Harlan R. Eichhorn, Jr., case 20120057, filed 1/19/2012, Action: other civil Wells Fargo Bank, NA versus James A. McGee, case 2012060 filed 1/19/2012, Action: foreclosures Green Tree Servicing LLC, Fka, versus Marlene P. Newman, filed 1/19/2012, Action: other civil, replevin Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus John W. Dawson, case 20120062, filed 1/19/2012, Action: foreclosures Melissa Arthur versus Terri Price, case 20120063, filed 1/19/2012, Action: civil stalking Petition for Motor Vehicle versus Eric Philip Scott, case 20120066, filed 1/20/2012, Action: other civil The Bank of New York Mellon Fk versus Julia Douglas, case 20120067, filed 1/20/2012, Action: foreclosures H & S Financial, Inc. versus Timothy Woods, case 20120070, filed 1/23/2012, Action: other civil Lendmark Financial Services versus Mitchell Yarger, case 20120071, filed 1/23/2012, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding LLC versus Trisha G. McMullen, case 20120072, filed 1/23/2012, Action: other civil Angela Stamper versus Melissa Keith, case 20120073, filed 1/23/2012, Action: civil stalking Jason Allen Versus Adam Neat, case 20120074, filed 1/25/2012, Action: other torts (personal injury) Jennifer Kidder versus Melissa Trevino, case 20120076, filed 1/25/2012, Action: civil stalking DOMESTIC CASES Michelle Koehler, Russellville versus Martin Koehler, Russellville, case 20120058, filed 1/19/2012, Action: termination of marriage Shanika Peters, Georgetown versus June Martin, Peebles, case 20120059, filed 1/19/2012, Action: domestic violence William Catlett, Fayetteville versus Adrienne M. Catlett, Fountaintown, IN, case 20120064, filed 1/19/2012, Action: domestic violence Brandon D. Curtis, Ripley versus Patrisha Curtis, Felicity, case 20120065, filed 1/20/2012, Action: termination of marriage Melainie Casey, Oklahoma City, OK, versus Charles Cone, Sardinia, case 20120068, filed 1/19/2012, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Monica Hixon, Fort Wayne, IN., versus Jeffrey Hixon, Georgetown, case 20120069, filed 1/23/2012, Action: unknown Marshall Sump, Mt. Orab versus Shelly Sump, Mt. Orab, case 20120075, filed 1/25/2012, Action: termination of marriage

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 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 Georgetown Youth Sports Organization (GYSO), Knothole baseball (5 to 15), (Fastpitch/Slowpitch Softball (Pre-K to 12th grade) sign-up will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at the Georgetown Church of Christ Gym, Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, February 23 at the Georgetown Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 2 at the Georgetown Church of Christ Gym from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 3 at the Georgetown Church of Christ Gym from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information call (513) 535-3880 or (513) 2187925. Parents Night Out offered by the West Fork Baptist Church, 10127 West Fork Road near Wahlsburg will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the second Friday in February, the 10th. To learn more about this event contact Joe at (937) 217-1824 or call (937) 3783335 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, February 10. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. SATURDAY 2/11

2148. 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) 3934418


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, February 5, 12, 19 and 25. For details call (937) 444-3370.

Eagle Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in Fincastle. This meeting is open to the public.

UPCOMING EVENTS “Neuterville Express, Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats, sponsored by the Ohio AlleyCat Resource and Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at the Brown County Animal Shelter. This is a low-cost, high-quality clinic, Rates are $20 for female spay and $35 for male neutered, with an additional $10 charge if rabies vaccination is required. Cats will be picked up at the shelter between 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. and may be picked up the next day at 10 a.m. Visit or call (513) 871-0185 for more information. Softball Sardinia Girls Sign Ups, will be held for pre-school through 8th grade on Thursday, February 23 between 7 and 8:30 p.m. in the Washington Township Trustee Office (behind the firehouse). Fees are $55 for first child, $35 each additional child, due at signup. for more information call Rick Holbrook at (937) 446-3210. UC Clermont College Information Session, for its new technical bachelor’s degree in applied administration will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in McDonough 205 at UC Clermont’s Campus located at 4200 Clermont College Drive. For more information call (513) 558-6197 or email Silent Auction, sponsored by the Sardinia Friends of the Library, is now accepting donated items for the auction to be held this spring in March. Watch this paper for auction date in March and for more details or call (937) 446-1565 for more information. “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


Happy Hustlers 4H Club, Georgetown, will meet on Monday, February 13 and Monday, February 17 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown. The club is accepting new members at both meetings. There are a variety of projects suited to any interest. Call the county extension office for more information at (937) 378-6716 or contact Tosha Newberry at (937) 690-6102. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet on Monday, February 13 at the New Harmony Lodge, 110 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The meeting includes a meal. For more information, contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. Estate Planning Meeting, sponsored by the Farm Bureau will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southern Hills Joint Vocational School, 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. Reservations are required and limited to the first 300. Please call the bureau office at (937) 378-2212 or (888) 3782212 by February 15. Brown County Relay for Life Committee is looking for participants and teams to register for the big Relay coming up May 19. The theme this year is “You Don’t Have to be a Superhero to Fight Against Cancer,” Anyone wanting more information on participating in the Relay for Life, they can visit or contact Abbey Sullivan at 1-888-227-6446.

Clothing Ministry to meet the physical needs of people in the Tri-County area, a ministry of TriCounty Baptist Church in Sardinia will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 11. For more information call (937) 446-1416.

“Project Linus” National Make a Blanket Day, sponsored by the Sardinia Church of Christ will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 7130 Bachman Drive in Sardinia. To learn more about this worthwhile project call Carol Chambers at (937) 927-5455.

Leisure Birding, a new program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 at the Secrest Arboretum, Seaman Orientation Plaza at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Avenue in Wooster. Birdwatching walk led by members of Greater Mohican Audubon Society. Free. Information (330) 464-

Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 7 a.m. at the SWCD office, 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. Spring Craft Bazaar, sponsored by the Western Brown Touch-




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MARY HOWLETTE are already anxious to get here. Bless these all families and loved ones, O Lord! *** We were very saddened to hear of the death of Phillip Dunn. Sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and loved ones. *** We were so blessed at Red Oak Presbyterian Church this week to hear the inspiring piano solo performed by Barbara Bick Campbell. What a true blessing she and her talents have been to Red Oak. Jeff Campbell told us, the congregation of Red Oak Presbyterian Church, several aspects of the visit that he and his wife made to the Highland County Pregnancy Resource Center. The one thing that seemed to stick out in my mind was that until recently Highland County was 4th in the state of Ohio for unwed mothers. Then something miraculous happened. That rate went down to eleventh. Why? It is believed it is be-

cause of one woman who was allowed to teach abstinence in the school. Wow! One person causing the percentage rate to drop seven percent per year! Wow! Praise the Lord and many blessings to all who made that happen. *** I had the opportunity to attend two nights of revival at the Bentonville Community Church, formerly known as the Methodist Church. What a great time in the Lord it turned out to be each night! I want to thank Todd Calvert for reaching out to us at one of the saddest times of our life. The singing by Alice Baird, Karen Boldman and Julie Horsley and their band was inspiring as was the messages and everyone’s testimony and words of encouragement. *** Many, many thanks to the people who have answer the call to participate in outreach opportunities and mission work such as God’s Kitchen and God’s Closet. This past week I was blessed to be on the receiving line as I partook of delicious food prepared by the loving hands of the members of the Russellville Church of Christ. The Ripley Community Suppers are also appreciated. Truly these outreaches and many others are greatly


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BCBDD sets meeting The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an ethics committee meeting and regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. All meetings will be held at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Oh. The public is invited to attend.

New chiefs of staff named for Mercy Health Anderson Hospital and Mercy Health– Clermont Hospital are announcing the new Medical Chiefs of Staff as we begin the New Year. The hospitals, which are members of Mercy Health, admissiondriven, integrated health care organization, each select a new Chief of Staff every two years. Donald Buckley, MD, is the new Chief of Staff at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital; he replaces Scott Behrens, MD. Dr. Buckley is one of the leading heart surgeons in Greater Cincinnati and has served as Medical Director of the Heart Program at the hospital since 2005. He has been on the medical staff at Mercy Health – Anerson Hospital for 21 years and has served as Quality Committee Chair the past two years. Dr. Buckley is featured in the Cincinnati Magazine ‘Top Docs’ issue and has been instrumental in helping the hospital earn recognition from Thomson Reuters as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation eight times, including in 2011. Joe Renusch, MD, will serve as the Chief of Staff at Mercy Health –Clermont Hospital, taking over the post from



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bilities include leading the medical staff as it considers key decisions and policies regarding patient care, representing the medical staff in the community, and assuring that physicians adhere to standards of care established by Mercy Health. There are 1,266 members of the medical staffs at Mercy Health – Anderson and Mercy Health – Clermont hospitals. For more information about Mercy Health, go online to


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*** Sincere sympathy to the family, friends, and loved ones of Slim Mulligan. *** Re: the homeless medical needs- It appears that Brown County has very little to offer the homeless in the way of even giving them a temporary helping hand. Many times all that is needed is a ride. Sometimes, it is shelter from a storm or maybe just the luxury of being able to sit on a commode, or it might be pre-surgery and post-surgery medication, or it might be surgery to relieve and do away with the matter that may have been one of the leading causes of the illness or pain that got them in that shape to



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DRIVERS - ON CALL On-call drivers needed to transport older adults to medical appointments, lifelong learning centers, and on errands. Experience driving handicap accessible vehicles preferred. Must have valid Ohio driver license and clean driving record.

Apply in person at: Clermont Senior Services, Inc. 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive Batavia, Ohio 45103


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

DIRECT CARE PERSONNEL 2nd and 3rd SHIFT Full Time Positions To Assist Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Daily Living Skills, Community Activities, Social Skills, Work Skills & Health / Safety Skills group home environment. H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. required Excellent hourly rate and health care benefits.

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HOME HEALTH AIDES - ON CALL Clermont Senior Services is seeking on call Home Health Aides to provide care for older adults in the Clermont County area. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday Competitive Wages, Paid Mileage Qualified applicants must provide proof of being either a Certified Nurse Aide or COALA graduate. Apply in person at:

Clermont Senior Services, Inc. 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive Batavia, Ohio 45103 EOE

We are Stanley Black & Decker, one of the world’s most recognized and trusted brand names for consumer tools, industrial tools, hardware, and storage products. We are currently searching for a Materials Manager to be located at our Georgetown, OH manufacturing plant. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following; a full job description will be available on-line on our website at * Plan, develop and maintain an effective material organization through sound recruiting, selection, training, evaluating and compensation practices. * Develop master production schedules based on marketing forecasts and determine the capacity requirements to meet these schedules. * Develop and maintain an accurate database pertaining to material requirements, cost, lead times, capacities, order status and other information required to assure an orderly flow of product through the system on a time delivery of finished goods. * Assist plant in lean, quality, and other improvement activities. Experience/Education Required/Beneficial: * Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university * 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent education and experience. * Experience in “Lean” manufacturing implementations. FOR MORE DETAIL AND TO APPLY: All interested candidates can apply on-line on our website at: in the “Careers” section (Requisition #16602BR) or send resume to Stanley Black & Decker is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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


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DRIVERS - Teams: Singles willing to team. $1k/wk + miles & bonus. Great Benefits, Hometime! Midwest/Eastern freight lanes. CDL-A 800-835-9471. FULL-TIME SHOP mechanic w/tractor trailer experience. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-6pm. General mechanical ability required: Oil changes, brakes, & electrical. Tools a plus. Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140.

200 - HELP WANTED PINE RIDGE Pine Village Residential Homes Inc. now accepting applications for full & part-time employment, weekends to be expected. Direct care aides needed for individuals w/developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Must have a clean valid driver’s license, clean background check & a high school diploma/GED. Experience preferred, but will train. Apply in person @ 146 North Third St., Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. NO PHONE CALLS. STATE TESTED Nurse Aides: Looking for caring, responsible, energetic individuals to care for our residents. Please call 937-444-2920 or 513-579-9949. Must be Dependable.

299 - LAND TO LEASE WANT LAND to lease, hunting privileges only, please call 606-922-7050.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 2BR/1BA IN Georgetown, completely remodeled, attached garage & carport, storage building, W/D hookup, water/sewer paid. NO PETS! $575/mo., $500/dep. 513-518-5676.

937-444-0820 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. LPNS: LOOKING for caring, responsible, energetic individuals to care for our residents. Please call 937-444-2920 or 513-579-9949. Must be dependable.

2ND STORY 2br, Sardinia, $300/mo, $350/dep. Electric efficient heat, no pets allowed. 937-587-2230 3BR, 2BA split level w/steps, $450/mo. plus deposit. 312 W. Grant, Georgetown, 513-876-3105. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565.

NOW ACCEPTING applications at: Lillian Rose Garden Apartments 679 S. Main St. Georgetown, Ohio 45121 937-378-1511 Designated for 62 years of age or older, handicap/disabled regardless of age One-bedroom apartments, with appliances furnished. On site laundry facility. Call for details or pick up an application at the rental office. Possibility of rental assistance. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD # 419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.”

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 BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, balcony, $520/mo. plus deposit. 513-561-4014. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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GEORGETOWN - 2 & 3br apartments available for immediate occupancy. 2br, 1ba, c/a, all kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, $560/mo & util., $560/dep. 3br, 1.5ba, 1-car att. garage, c/a, all kitchen appliances, laundry room, $675/mo & util. $675/dep., 513-253-8170 or 513-616-3504.

GREAT SPECIAL Efficiency & 1 Bedroom Energy Efficient Private Entry & Patios Quiet, Single Story Community! Ready Now Don’t Miss This Deal!!!

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 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, 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 HOUSE in Higginsport, $550/mo. plus deposit. 1-800-347-6657 between 10am-6pm or 937-375-3801 evenings. 3BR, 1BA farm home for rent, Georgetown area, $600/mo., one month deposit, no pets, excellent condition. 513-583-0219.


FOR RENT - Eastgate 1br older home. 513-752-2917.

IN GEORGETOWN 2br, 1ba, $395/mo., new carpet/paint, access to W/D. Please call 937-515-9758.

GEORGETOWN 3-4br, 2ba, newly remodeled, garage, privacy fence, $600/mo., $600/dep. Call 803-460-5114 or 803-478-7080.

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MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator & water, $575/mo., $575/dep. 513-504-8152.

GEORGETOWN - not in town - 2br, oil heat, $600/mo., $600/dep. 937-378-3317

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT MT. ORAB - 2.5br, 1ba house for rent. Like new, W/D hookup, kitchen appliances included. $800/mo., $800/dep. 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092. Will consider lease option. MT. ORAB - 3br, 2ba bi-level, nice lot, WBSD, $850/$950. 513-404-4543. 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. SARDINIA - 2br house on a quiet street in town, all appliances furnished, wood floors, fenced in back yard, storage building, NO PETS, background check. $500/mo., $500/dep. Leave message 937-444-2923. WILLIAMSBURG - 3br house for rent 513-724-7802.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 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. GEORGETOWN, IN-TOWN, 2BR, 1ba mobile home $400/mo., also, 2br, 2ba, $425/mo. Call 937-515-9758.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 4,000 SQ. ft. Commercial space for lease on Main St. in Williamsburg. Has kitchen and restrooms in basement area. Has been previously used as a church. Would be good for office space or daycare. Call 513-616-8851.

310 - WANTED TO RENT WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2012 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909.


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)

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. GREAT LOCATION RED OAK area - 3br, 3br, 2ba nice home, nice 2ba doublewide w/wood lot. P/I only $440/mo. apburning stove, large yard, prox.. Bank financing reViji Grant, private setting, $675/mo. quired. plus deposit. Remax Advanced 937-213-1548. 513-578-3621.

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.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 1+ACRE BEAUTIFUL tree-lined lot in Beacon Hill Subdivision in Mt. Orab. Largest lot available in subdivision, Liming Farm Rd. to right on Beacon Hill Drive, left on Oakridge Rd., lot in right corner of cul de sac. Underground utilities, $28,000. Call 937-515-1725.

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.

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

600 - FURNITURE FOR SALE - Magic Chef side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, very clean, 35” wide, 28 1/2” deep & 66” tall, $250. Al-mond, 937-442-5844.

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

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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.

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Over the past deer season I have been asked several times about trail or game cameras. The questions range from price to flash to which one is the best. So I decided to do some investigation on them, and with the ATA show coming up I elected to talk directly to as many manufactures as I could at the show this year. Now the questions that I have been asked did not only come from hunters, but from property owners that just wanted to keep a eye on his or hers property. So I took a road trip to Columbus Ohio with my daughter Beth to the ATA which is the Archery Trade Association that took place in January. When I got to the show the first thing I did was to look at the floor plan map to find the locations of trail camera manufactures. And the next thing was to look at the times when I could talk to some of the hunting program hosts about trail cameras, like Tim Roller the host of Tim Roller’s Wild Addiction TV and Patrick Elswick and Jason Hanson host of Killbillies Outdoors. Now that I had my game plan I started out to get some answers for the questions that I have been


WORKING HUNTER JEFF KRESS asked or some information that I can share. The list of manufactures of cameras goes on and on, but I narrowed the field to the ones that I have used or have seen myself. The list that I came up with was made up by, Moultrie, Wildgame Innovations, Primos, Bushnell, Stealth, Reconyx and Buckeye Cam that is a system that sends info to your home PC. The number one thing that all of the manufacturers talked about first was trigger speed. This is the amount of time it takes the camera to snap the picture of the deer or other game that activates the camera, a couple of things about trigger speed you need to know about. Does the trigger speed that the manufacture advertised refer to when the camera is at rest or when it is asleep the amount of time it takes to snap the picture. Some of the cameras will shutdown to save battery life this is a


sleep mode, while others will only go to a rest mode and will be using up the batteries. I found that one of the manufactures has a one fifth of a second trigger speed from the sleep mode, so the faster the trigger speed the less missed game pictures. Next would be megapixel, the higher megapixel the clearer the picture so you want to get a camera with a good magapixel rating. The other thing that gives you good pictures is the flash on the camera, but some say that the flash will scare the game away. You can get cameras that are infrared and cameras that have the option to turn the flash on or off. And if you are using the camera for security you don’t want a flash going off to let the trespasser know they have had their picture taken. And the next thing would be battery life this will govern how long the camera will function once you place it on a game trail or a feeder or where ever you want to take pictures. Cameras have a wide selection of batteries that are used from 9 volt lantern to D cell to double A, remember that the higher quality of battery you use the longer your camera will work or you could get


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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



things amount of options or features, the megapixel rating, inferared or flash and battery life. Price will rang from around $40.00 to a $2000.00 for one of the systems that send info to you PC. But remember you can have your high dollar camera stolen just as fast as your cheap one. So it is up to the individual what will serve the purpose and how much they want to spend.

Morehead State University 2011 fall graduates The list of graduates for the 2011 Fall Commencement exercises at Morehead State University include: Russell Nickell from Aberdeen, Associate of Arts degree; Bruce Harkins from Bethel, Bachelor of Music Education degree; Rae Wilson from Georgetown, Bachelor University Studies degree; Cory Roberts from Hamersville, Bachelor University Studies degree; Robert Florek from Hillsboro, Master of Arts degree;

Alisa Applegate from Ripley, Master of Science degree; Grant Mulkey from Ripley, Bachelor of Arts degree; Heather Hopkins from Sardinia, Bachelor of Science degree; Leah Hirschauer from Williamsburg, Bachelor of Arts degree; Holly Chase from Williamsburg, Bachelor of Arts degree; Tyler Smith from Williamsburg, Bachelor of Arts degree; and Jeffrey Foster from Winchester, Bachelor of Science degree.

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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

1251916- Sardinia - 3.25 Acre MiniFarm. 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




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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

to hide it or place it above and out of reach of the unwanted visitor so they can’t take it or destroy your camera. The camera that you would need for security should be infrared or have a flash you can turn off. If you decide to use one that you can program to turn the flash off it would be a good idea to place it somewhere near a security light so your pictures will turn out. The price of trail cameras will be based on a number of


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rechargeable batteries so you don’t have to keep buying batteries. And if you want to get real high tech and want to watch your game trail or food plot from the comfort of your living room you can get a wireless camera system that sends images to your PC. Now that you know about the features and some of the different makes, lets talk about how they work. The first thing is where to place your camera this will depend on what you want to use it for. If it is to be used to keep taps on the deer in your hunting area and what time they come to a feeder or food plot or a mineral lick you will need to place it so it will be tripped when game moves into its activation field. This field will vary from camera to camera by the amount of range the camera has. As rule of thumb place your camera about 20 to 30 feet away from the spot you want to take pictures of and about 3 feet or waist high, and try and face it away from the sun. You can use a tree or fence post or a drive in steel fence post to hang your camera on. If it is to be used for security or to watch unwanted visitors you will want




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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

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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/refinished cabinets. 3 season room on rear. Stocked pond. $249,900


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1289196- Lake 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



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

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! $167,747

SO 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


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

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COINS, TOYS, TOOLS, COLLECTIBLES & MISC. 2 Tiolene motor oil bottles, Oldsmobile engine component testers, sev. film cartridges on Chev. vehicles, headlight adjuster, Chev. parts & accessories catalog, Old AM car radios, hyd. valve lifter bleed down tester, old gas cans, good snow blower, power washer, 2 in. water pump, Craftsman pressure washer, Gray Manufacturing air jack, sev. tools, sev. toys, some True Scale, International, J.D. & Ertl, Tonka fire trucks, sev. farm toys, Structo dump trunk, Nascar items, Mickey Mouse Projector & some films, (Coins 35 Morgan Peace dollars, sev. proof sets & others) Case knives, Miller beer tray still in box, Car Quest clock, Vernor’s wooden pop crate, 8 bottle plastic Coke Cola carrier, old 6 pk. Pepsi Cola carrier, old French Bauer milk crate, old Cheville envelope, sev. DVD movies, US Army knife, 2 mantel clocks, old office chairs, sev. cushioned mail envelopes, sev. box lots. TERMS: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. AUCTIONEER NOTE: These old car parts are from the upstairs of an old Chev. garage, there is new old stock. Building will be full. Check www.auctionzip #8276 for more info & pictures.

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Standout Western Brown senior track and field athlete Mack Tudor will continue his career at the next level with Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH after signing his letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon at Western Brown High School. Tudor, as he has in high school, will compete in the throwing events at Tiffin -shot put, discus and weight throw. The se ven time indoor and outdoor state track and field qualifier holds all five throwing records at Western Brown. He has won the Southern Buckeye Conference shot put all three years he has competed and, last year, qualified for both the discus and shot put at the outdoor state track and field championships. His state best finish was third place in shot put at the indoor track and field championships. Though he ha d several offers from nationally recognized programs on the different collegiate levels, Tudor’s decision hinged on one deciding factor. “It came down to academics,” he said on Tuesday. “Every college I looked had what I was looking for but

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Western Brown senior track and field athlete Mack Tudor signs his letter of intent to continue his career at Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH next fall. Pictured first row, l-r: Ruthetta Tudor, Mack Tudor and Todd Tudor. Pictured second row, l-r: Western Brown track and field coach Tina Cooper, Tudor’s mentor Josh Fishback, Western Brown track and field coach Jim Neu, Western Brown track and field head coach Chad Sexton and Western Brown athletic director Tim Cook.

Tiffin just had the best academic and athletic bundle. I know I can make nationals my freshman year.” Tiffin throwing coach Ray Robinson was another factor in Tudo r’s decision. “Coach Robinson was impressive with his relationship with is athletes and showed me he was committed to

coaching,” Tudor said in a press release. Tudor expects to again qualify for both the indoor and outdoor track and field championships this year. “Mack is an excellent example of the kind of athlete you get when talent and hand work collide,” Western Brown coach Chad Sexton

said in a press release. “He has been a tremendous part of our program since his freshman year; not many athletes make that kind of impact in their high school careers.” The Mt. Orab resident plans to major in computer information technology.

Former Lady Bronco hoopster Davis leading University of Charleston squad Coming off a successful basketball career at Western Brown High School, former Lady Bronco basketball player Lauren Davis took her talents to the University of Charleston (West Virginia) after graduating in 2010. And after having a solid freshman season a year ago, Davis has stepped up into a much bigger role this year for her young Golden Eagles squad. The sophomore guard, who leads the team in scoring with 12.7 points a game, has helped the Golden Eagles to two of their biggest win so far this season. On Jan. 9 against one of the top West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams and NCAA Division II scoring leader Glenville State, Davis hit the game winning basket in Charleston’s 86-84 win.

With a little under five seconds remaining in the game, Davis was passed the ball by a teammate and tried to drive the baseline. Once her path was blocked, she spun around and lofted a fadeaway jump shot over two Glenville State defenders as time expired for the winning bucket. Since the win over Glenville State, Davis has helped lead her team to two more victories. She kicked in eight points in a win over Wheeling Jesuit on Jan. 12 before scoring a team best 20 points in a 10279 win over rival West Virginia State on Jan. 17. The University of Charleston women’s basketball team’s record currently sits at 7-8 (6-5 WVIAC) with 11 regular season game yet to be played.

Basketball roundup C O N T I N U E D F R O M PA G E 16 over 50 percent from both the two point and three point (areas).” It was a balanced team effort for Eastern as all 10 players who played contributed good minutes. Lawson led the way again as he poured in 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Scott added 16 points while Riley Prine scored 12 off the bench. Strong overall effort helps Ripley past North Adams Thanks to a patient offensive and strong

defensi ve effort, the Blue Jays rolled past Southern Hills League foe North Adams last Friday night 70-57. “It was just one of those games where we were patient and got the lead and seemed like we got some stops,” Ripley coach Marty Adams said. “We kept that lead and pushed it out little by little.” Jordan Mitchell, still working his way back from an ankle injury suffered Jan. 17 against Whiteoak, scored 20 points.

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For The Brown County Press/CHRIS CHANEY

Blake Doss makes a move on the baseline during Eastern’s win over Manchester on Saturday night.

Georgetown’s Jesse Kidwell shoots a 3-pointer during the Lady G-Men’s game at New Richmond on Monday night.


University of Charleston guard Lauren Davis, a 2010 Western Brown graduate, looks to make in a game earlier this season for the Golden Eagles.



Western Brown’s Mack Tudor headed to Tiffin University


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