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The Brown County Press


Sunday, April 8, 2012 • Volume 39 No. 35 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973 Phone (937) 444-3441 Fax (937) 444-2652





WB third grader makes ‘kill’ list A third grader at Western Brown Elementary School has been suspended after making a list of seven students he wants to kill. According to Western Brown Superintendent Christopher Burrows, the student also had a list of two students that he hated. Burrows was constrained by privacy concerns and could only identify the boy as a Mount Orab Elementary School student, but the Press confirmed his grade and gender from another parent. Burrows said the student will receive an expulsion hearing and be recommended for expulsion from

the school district for an as yet undermined period of time. A date for that hearing had not been set at press time. James Kirker is a parent of a child that was on the “kill” list, and said he was extremely concerned when he was notified of the issue. “This is a very real thing. School shootings happen all over the world.” Kirker also said that he was concerned that the school district did not call the police. “The police were called by another parent and not the school. This is a crime and the police should have been notified immediately.” Kirker added that the response should not stop there.

“I feel this incident should be reported to the juvenile court so the child and his parents can be held accountable.” Burrows said that the first priority of the district when the incident was discovered was to ensure student safety. Then, he said, attention turned to notifying parents who were directly involved before they heard about the situation elsewhere. Finally, a call was made to all parents in the district to inform them of the situation. “We would have called the police if we felt there was an immediate threat to student safety”, Burrows said. “Once we assessed the situation, our concern became getting timely information to

the parents involved as soon as possible.” Burrows also sent the following written statement to the Brown County Press. “Yesterday April 3, 2012, a student written note was turned into administration at MOES. The contents of the note were a kill list and hate list. The student made a peer aware they had composed this list. This individuals name was not a part of the list. The peer immediately told the teacher. The teacher immediately made building administrators aware of this note. School administration took immediate action and followed proper procedures for dealing with a situation of this nature. All parents CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


A third grade student at Western Brown Elementary School was suspended April 3 after making a list of students that he wanted to kill.

Blevins Benefit raises over $11K BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The memory of a fallen Brown County soldier will help change the lives of local young people. A fundraising dinner for the SPC Seth Blevins Memorial Scholarship Fund was held March 31 at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center in Georgetown. Hundreds were in attendance and $11,475 dollars were raised after a silent auction and other donations. The money will go to Brown County high school students beginning in 2013. Prior to the event getting under way, Blevins’ mother Trish Blevins surveyed the crowd. “Our family has received a lot of support from the community, and I’m glad to see such a large turnout”, she said with a smile. “It’s nice to see Seth being remembered.” Blevins was killed in May of 2011 in Afghanistan along


SPC Seth Blevins


with three other soldiers when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. His Grandmother, Shirley Wagoner, was also very pleased with the turnout. “We had 66 items donated for the silent auction. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11 Wayne Gates/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

County budget grows by $1M BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Annual Appropriation Resolution, more commonly known as the county budget, was approved by the Brown County Board of Commissioners on March 28. The financial picture


Rare choral performance in Mt. Orab The Western Brown Choral Department, in cooperation with Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab, will be hosting the Morehead State University’s Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Greg Detweiler, during their spring choir tour through CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Index Classifieds...........22, 23 Court News................18 Death Notices..............7 Education ..............8, 17 Legals ........................10 Opinion ........................4 Social ...........................8 Sports ...................14-16 219 South High St. Mt. Orab, OH 45154


looks somewhat better for the county than one year ago, with the county general fund growing by just under one million dollars. The general fund total for the 2011 final budget was $8,246,091.77, with the total for 2012 coming in at $9, 221,264. The increase in revenue comes from higher than expected tax receipts, carryover from last year and even some anticipated state revenue from gambling casinos. “We estimated some revenues on the low side just to be cautious, and we’re fortunate to have some carryover as a result of that”, said Brown County Commission President Ralph Jennings. Jennings said that sales tax receipts for 2011 totaled approximately 3.4 million dollars, when commissioners estimated receiving about 3.2 million. “The sales tax gave us about 200 thousand dollars more than we expected”, Jennings said. “We estimated a little low because we would rather be pleasantly surprised than unpleasantly shocked’, said Commissioner Bill Geschwind. Of the additional one million dollars in the general fund for 2012, approximately $600,000 dollars of it is being spent on the law enforcement and criminal justice system within the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

(top from left) Billy Schwarber, Rick Collins and Thomas Bartles stand with Brown County Commissioners Bill Geschwind and Ralph Jennings in front of the new copper dome that was placed on the courthouse roof on April 3. At left, the men are seating the new dome as it is lowered by crane. See story and additional photos on page 24.


Courthouse roof now capped by new dome

Tour offered of New 23 indicted by Brown Mt. Orab firehouse County Grand Jury BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford, along with village council members, firefighters and other residents of the village. were treated to an early tour of the nearly completed fire house on April 3. The new building is located next to the old firehouse at 105 Spice Street. Although the completion date has tentatively been set for April 20, firefighters will have to move equipment from the old

building to the new building. Fire Chief Lisa Reeves said she is hopeful that the new facility will be up and running by the first of May. As the small group of visitors moved from area to area of the building, Lunsford and Reeves described what each room would be used for. The tour began inside the front doors which included a lobby area with public restrooms. To the right of the lobby was a ‘watch room’ separated from the lobby by a safety CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press 23 people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on April 4 on a variety of charges. Harry Shafer is charged with one count of Murder and one count of Voluntary Manslaughter. Daniel Taylor is charged with two counts of Felonious Assault and Attempted Rape. Dylan Coomer is charged with Domestic Violence. Ashley Higle is charged

with Trafficking in Drugs. Travis Conner is charged with Trafficking in Drugs, Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Drug Possession and Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments. Darrell Miller is charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, six counts of Drug Possession and one count of Aggravated Drug Possession. Jamie Prokop is charged with two counts of CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


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WWII veterans could be eligible for French Legion of Honor medal

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reviewed and approved by the Legion of Honor Committee in Paris, France. French consulates in the United States will distribute approximately 100 medals each year. Members of the Army, Air Corps, Navy and Coast guard who participated in one of the four major campaigns in the liberation of France, including Normandy, Southern France, Northern France and the Ardennes, are eligible. “I understand that France wants to award as many medals as possible before we lose all of our veterans of the war,” added Cunningham, who volunteers at the Georgetown Ohio Veterans Home.

Bricks being sold to help pay for Grant statue BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Members of the U.S. Grant Homestead Association, in cooperation with the Village of Georgetown, are now taking orders for the purchase of bricks with specified names on them to help support the U.S. Grant statue coming to the park on the Georgetown courthouse square. The bricks will be placed in the park area surrounding the statue which will be arriving in the near future. “We were hoping that the statue would arrive be-

fore this year’s Grant Days celebration,” said Stan Purdy, member of the Homestead Association. “We’ve heard different delivery dates in the past few months, but still do not have a definite date. Purdy continued, “We are selling these bricks to the community as a way of honoring their family members, making them a part of history. I plan on honoring one of my family members who was once a county auditor in Brown County and lived here for many years.” Purdy added that the bricks would preserve their


This is a sample of what the bricks will look like, which will surround the statue of Ulysses S. Grant.

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enue, both of which are still standing. The home is owned by the Ohio Historical Society and is a tourist attraction in Georgetown. It is also a National Historic Landmark. Grant lived in Georgetown for 16 years. During that time he worked in his father’s tannery, farmed, hauled freight and passengers. He walked on the very streets around the courthouse square where his statue will be erected. Now, residents of Georgetown as well as others who would like to honor Ulysses Grant can do so by purchasing one of the bricks that will surround the Grant statue. The cost of each brick is only $35, which includes the brick, engraving and the installation. This purchase is a tax deductible donation. There are a limited number of bricks that will be sold. Write to U.S. Grant Homestead Association, 5831 Tracy Road, Sardinia, Ohio, 45171 for all the details or call the mayors office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6395 for an order form.

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The press release also stated that Bernard P. Ott, 91, of Massillon, Ohio was the most recent veteran to be recognized for his time spent in France during WWII. For more information on how to apply for this prestigious award inquires can be sent to Claire March at the French Consulate in Chicago at (312) 327-5221 or email Those applying must have written documentation (normally a copy of military separation order, DD-214) and other official orders which verify military history during combat.

The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission’s (OVRDC) Second Round Brown County Caucus meeting will be held Monday, April 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Commissioners Office of the Administration Building, Georgetown. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and review the county’s existing and new projects in terms of whether thay address priority development needs and then rank those projects eligible for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding. Identification of potential Economic Development Administration (EDA) projets will also occur. Updated information will be presented on the status of the ARC and EDA programs and the June 22 deadline for pre-application will also be reviewed. The meeting is open to the general public, local government officials and non-profit organizations. We encourage those organizations with potential projects to send a representative. Comments by attendees on regional or county projects/issues are encouraged. For further information call John Hemmings at the OVRDC office in Waverly at (800) 223-7491 or (740) 947-2853.


Surviving American Veterans who fought in France in World War II may be eligible to receive the Legion of Honor medal from the nation of France. The medal is France’s highest decoration that recognizes military and civilians, men and women alike for their bravery or honorable service in France. Ian Cunningham of Sardinia, is a member of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, and is also the chairman of the veterans committee for the chapter. “As chair of the veterans committee,” Cunningham

ans Services. So when I received this information about this French Legion of Honor medal I wanted to do what I could to get the news out to all veterans who served in France as well as their families.” Cunningham said, “U.S. veterans who helped in the liberation of France during WWII could be eligible to receive this medal if they were injured in combat or received a decoration for valor.” According to the news release by veterans services the French Government has asked the Secretary of the Veterans Association for assistance in identifying qualified veterans for medal consideration, to be

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Law protects employees from employer retaliation


Taking A Trip Through Time These Green Sterling School, Greenbush, students were waiting at the Mt. Orab Depot to take a train ride to Adams County and back. The teacher pictured with them is Mrs. Blanche Wylie Bowen. It is estimated that the above photo was taken in the late 1950’s - early 1960’s. The church on the right, behind the students, across the road is the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Thanks are extended to Beverly Wallace, Mt. Orab for sharing this picture. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a 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.

Religious liberty is cornerstone of American freedom On every Good Friday since I was a young girl, I’ve prayed the steps from St. Gregory Street to Holy Cross-Immaculata Church atop Mount Adams. My extended family and I will be among about 10,000 people expected to make the pilgrimage this Friday (April 6). Those who observe the day when Jesus Christ died on the cross usually pause on each of the 96 concrete steps to say a prayer – though

JEAN SCHMIDT some are so young they have to be carried in the arms of a parent or grandparent. It’s a ritual that has been observed for generations by some families in Cincinnati. The tradition is about 150

years old – probably dating to 1861, when climbing what were then wooden steps was the most direct way for some German-American Catholics to reach their new house of worship at the summit of Mount Adams. The church at 30 Guido Street was built of limestone quarried from the hillside that overlooks the Ohio River. The inspiring spot is one of the most scenic in the Second Congressional Dis-

trict, which I represent. This Friday, most of the pilgrims are expected to be Catholic, but people of all faiths are welcome. Bishop Joseph Binzer will bless the steps at midnight Holy Thursday, at the onset of Good Friday. The church will remain open for 24 hours – so that visitors can pray the Stations of the Cross or spend time observing the Relic of the True Cross. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Letters to the Editor

Lets Join together to fight cancer


Dear Editor: One of my dearest friends died today, her name was Sally. She and I have been friends for 10 years and shared some of the most wonderful times in my life and she was there for some of the worst times of my life. She and I were pregnant at the same time. She was a first time mom, so me being the old experienced mom reassured her it would be ok. Our babies even shared a birthday, my youngest child and her first born came into the world hours apart. When I was diagnosed with cancer she was right there to comfort me. There were times during my illness that she was the only one who knew how truly scared I was, my family was scared and traumatized enough without thinking that I was giving up but Sally was always there and willing to let me unload all these fears and doubts and just let me hold onto her and cry. Afterward I felt ready to face another day and keep fighting this disease. Sally started having shortness of breath and developed a lump on her jaw; we thought it was an infection of some sort or an abscessed tooth. My dear Sally was di-

agnosed with cancer in her jaw, nasal cavity and an inoperable cancerous tumor in her heart January of 2012. The doctor said that she could be treated but with the tumor she may not survive the first chemo treatment, it would be just a matter of time and that she could take medication for pain. So my dear friend that stood by my side now needed me to stand by her. I watched as my friend was slowly slipping away from this horrible disease. Cancer was destroying another person I loved and all I could do was helplessly watch. The tumor on her heart made her tire easily; eventually she couldn’t even walk around the yard without collapsing. The cancer that was eating away at her jaw eventually made her unable to open her mouth and she had to eat her food mashed food to eat. The disease took such a toll and there were days she didn’t have the strength to even feed herself so I would feed her. Towards the end she wasn’t eating enough to keep a bird alive because the pain was just too much. I would watch her sleep and struggle to breathe, and ask God to just take her home. God in his grace took my

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dear Sally home March 30, 2012. Sally was one of the sweetest souls I knew –She was my dog. Some readers might be thinking what is all this fuss over a dog? Because this same scenario is not just happening to the least of God’s creatures but to men, women and children here in Brown County and all over the world. I have lost my brother ,my grandfather, aunts and uncles and dear friends to cancer. I‘ve watched them suffer an die and watched them struggle and survive. I am angry and frustrated, so let me explain this very clearly. Cancer does not discriminate between man or animal, it doesn’t have boundaries of sex, age or race, cancer know only one thing to do and that is to destroy plain and simple. How many people have you heard about being diagnosed with cancer this year? How many of you have lost someone you love

to this disease? How many of our children have been diagnosed or have died this year alone from cancer? This time it was my poor sweet dog what if next time it’s one of my own children? What if it’s you next time?? This has to stop. The year isn’t even at the half way mark and I have already lost someone I loved and had several friends diagnosed with cancer. May 19-20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Georgetown fairgrounds you have an opportunity to stop this disease. The American Cancer Society will be hosting the Relay For Life of Brown County to help put an end to Cancer. All you need to do is show up and you’ve already made a difference. Information is at I thank my God for each day I am cancer free and you should too. Rene Green Bethel


taken? Am I still protected from retaliation? A: Yes. So long as you had a ‘good faith belief’ that your employers conduct was unlawful when you complained, your employer cannot retaliate against you. For example, a salaried employee may complain to the Department of Labors (DOL) Wage and Hour Division about her employers failure to pay her overtime. If the DOL investigates and concludes that she is not entitled to overtime, she still has right to be free from reprisal for complaining, since her conduct was ‘protected.’ On the other hand, if an employee complains about something that no reasonable employee would consider unlawful, then the employee has not engaged in protected conduct. Q: My job situation is shaky. Should I complain about discrimination to keep from getting fired? A: No. If you are actually complaining to avoid a discharge, you may not be able to prove a ‘good faith belief’ in the complaint you make. In addition, complaining about discrimination and other workplace right violations may irritate your employer, prompting retaliation, especially if the complaints are not well founded. Q: My friend feels she CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

What Do You Think? How many hours a week do you spend watching TV?

I spend less than 20 hours a week watching TV. Bruce Collier, Georgetown

I probably watch six or seven hours of TV a week. Doug Reedy, Sardinia

Well, I actually tape a lot of shows, I probably watch 10 or 12 hours of TV a week. Debbie Ivy, Fayetteville

I watch, maybe three hours of TV, because my children are watching it the rest of the time. Shannon Howell, Georgetown

I probably watch five hours of TV a day, off and on, while I'm doing other things around the house. Linda Caylor, Greenbush

I'd say I spend about one hour a week, I only turn the news on, and that's it. Jim Moler, Mt. Orab

Reader longs for truth on gas prices Dear Editor, We read a lot these days about the high price of gas at the pump and every time it goes up they seem to have many different reasons like the price per barrel, demand, lack of refineries and of late, world trading. With this being an election year there will be a lot of finger pointing. The one going around now is we need more drilling but when you do a little digging it appears our drilling in the U.S. over the past twenty years is up dramatically, to the point we have to send a lot of oil out of the country because we don’t have the refineries to deal with it. I for one have no problem with drilling or pipe lines in these hard economic times when people need jobs, as long as we uphold our pride in America by not destroying our parks or long pro-

tected wild life areas. With all this said I think what angers me most is why I have to pay for fuel from so many different angles. Just take a look at our big oil companies. Many are no longer U.S. but multi national companies who pay no income tax to the U.S. but are subsidized by me, the American tax payer while public records indicate they are making record profits and yet they want me to help pay for drilling oil out of our country and pay five dollars a gallon to buy it back. I ask myself why none of our politicians address these issues and the only thing I can come up with is big oil is a part of the PAC money who help elect our leaders. I so yearn for someone in Washington to stand and tell us the TRUTH. Gerald E. Whitt Sardinia



Q: What protection do I have against retaliation by my employer? A: The law protects employees from retaliation by employers for asserting rights that are protected by law. To win a retaliation claim, you must prove that: • you engaged in protected conduct; • afterwards, your employer took an ‘adverse action’ against you; and • the adverse action and the protected conduct are ‘causally connected.’ In other words, you must prove that your employer got mad and got even because you engaged in conduct protected by law. Q: What conduct is ‘protected?’ A: State and federal laws that create work place rights almost always include a prohibition against retaliation. In addition, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition against ‘discrimination’ in certain federal laws includes a prohibition against ‘discriminating against people who complain of unlawful discrimination.’ In addition, the United States Constitution protects public employees from retaliation for exercising their right to free speech about matters of public importance, unless the matter on which the employee spoke involves the employees official job duties or the governments interest in operating efficiently outweighs the employees interest in exercising his or her right to free speech. Q: What if I complain about discrimination and later discover I was mis-



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You may have cold sores only occasionally or perhaps frequently. But did you know that they are contagious? Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus and are spread from person to person in saliva. Canker sores, which are inside the mouth, are not contagious, and often run in families. The good news is that a person doesn’t have to suffer with either one; both types of sores are treatable. Herpes Simplex 1 is spread through contact with an infected person’s saliva. Usually this is from parent to child by way of an active fever blister (also called cold sore). A fever blister is usually on the outside of the mouth, usually on the lip or lower face. It is contagious when it has blistering or oozing present, usually for several days. Once it has crusted over completely it is no longer contagious. If a parent with an active lesion kisses or shares food or drink with a young child, the child could contact the virus. The initial reaction is usually multiple sores in the mouth and a fever. The virus then lies dormant in the child until something sets it off. Such triggers can be stress, trauma, illness, hormonal changes, and even lots of sunshine. The secondary infection then appears as a fever blister. If a young child makes it to school age without a primary infection,


DR. MICHELLE HECK he or she can sometimes catch it at school when children share cups, drinking bottles, and cans of soda. And some children seem to be not susceptible at all. To treat a fever blister it is very important to catch it in the earliest stages. Usually a person can tell a fever blister is coming on when there is a slight tingling and redness present. It is at this stage that treatment is effective. There are prescription antiviral creams such as Zovirax that a dentist usually prescribes, and there are also oral Zovirax capsules. This treatment is much more effective than any over-thecounter creams or gel. It is very important to apply any cream with a cotton swab, not a finger. Because of its contagious nature, the virus can spread to the finger as well if there is an open cut or abrasion. Sores on the inside of the mouth, however, are usually called canker sores or apthous ulcers. These are common on the very softest areas of the mouth such as the underside of the tongue, the soft palate, and the vestibule where the lip meets the gums. They are

brought on by stress, trauma (for example biting the area or brushing aggressively), acidic foods like tomatoes, hormonal changes and illness. These sores are not thought to be spread from person to person, but may have a genetic component. They are treatable with a prescription steroid gel that is very effective. If you are a chronic sufferer of mouth sores, don’t be! There is treatment for these troublesome little visitors, and one tube of cream or gel lasts one to two years. If you have medication on hand, you can catch the sore in the early stages so it is most responsive and treatable. In some cases treatment may even prevent it from coming at all if caught in the pre-sore stage. But a word of caution: make sure you know what type you are dealing with! If you put canker sore treatment on a cold sore you could be in for some trouble. You may actually make the sore worse! Therefore it is important to talk to your dentist about your mouth sores and he or she can give you a definitive plan of action. And any sore that is present for more than two weeks needs to be examined by your dentist, as both types we have discussed are usually gone in one week to ten days. A persistent lesion may be an indication of a more serious problem.

Over the past two years 74 people have died in Ohio in distracted driving crashes The Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving. From 2009 to 2011 there were 31,231 crashes that were caused by distracted driving in Ohio. Seventyfour of these crashes ended in a death and 7,825 included injuries. Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. Distractions can be visual – taking eyes off of the road; manual – taking hands off the wheel; or cognitive – taking the mind off driving. Texting while driving is an example that results

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Religious liberty is cornerstone of American freedom CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 While praying the steps is unique to Cincinnati, I believe the practice epitomizes the religious freedom guaranteed to our country’s citizens by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment begins: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” All Americans should celebrate the First Amendment – not just the faithful, but also those who are agnostics or atheists. It forbids government officials from imposing on us a specific religious denomination, and it also al-

lows us the freedom to choose how – or whether – we want to worship. Our nation is blessed because people of various faiths are able to gather in peace to celebrate their own religious holidays – even when they overlap. For example, this Friday will be the first day of Passover, when Jews commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The same day, Hindus will celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, a festival that marks the birth of the Vanara god Hanuman. Also this Friday, Theravada Buddhists will celebrate the New Year. The greatest strength of

our nation is that while we have come together out of many faiths and nationalities, we are one people. Among our country’s founders were so-called nonconformists, who left their homes in Europe to avoid penalties imposed on those who didn’t adhere to stateimposed religions. Much has changed since then, but there are still countries whose citizens live under religious dictates. I’ve seen it myself. As a member of Congress, I’ve traveled throughout the world to represent the interests of the American people. Our system of government is the best by far. However, we must remain

vigilant to ensure that our religious liberties aren’t eroded. Part of the problem I have with President Obama’s health-care initiative is that it would force religious institutions to offer their employees services such as birth control, sterilization procedures, and abortions, which might be contrary to a church’s guiding moral precepts. This weekend, as many Americans observe Easter, Passover, or some other religious holiday, it is appropriate for all of us to reflect on our cherished values – and on our responsibility to safeguard our First Amendment rights for future generations.

LIEUTENANT RANDY MCELFRESH in all three types of distraction “Every single time someone takes their eyes or their focus off the road - even for just a few seconds - they put their lives and the lives of others in danger,” said Lt. McElfresh, Commander of

the Georgetown Post. “Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and in a split second, its consequences can be devastating.” According to the National Highway Safety Administration 5,474 people died nationally in 2009 in distraction-related crashes – of these, 18 percent involved cell phone use. For a complete analysis please visit tracted_Driving_Bulletin_2012.pdf

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Patricia Dianne Bender, 71, Higginsport, Oh., died Monday, April 2, 2012. She was a homemaker, a member of the Shinkles Ridge Church near Georgetown, and a volunteer for the Pregnancy Resource Center. Patricia was born March 26, 1941 in Cincinnati, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Virginia (Bosley) Barr. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Judith Mason. Mrs. Bender is survived by her husband, John Bender; three daughters, Jennifer Malott, Ripley, Kristina Bender, Williamsburg, and Rebecca McRoberts, Ripley, eight grandchildren; one brother, Steve Barr, Hamilton, and several nieces and nephews. Following a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Shinkles Ridge Church near Georgetown where Rev. Mike Starkey will officiate. Interment will be in the Shinkles Ridge Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 852 Mt.Orab Pike, Suite B, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Lillie Chadwell Bowling, 96, Williamsburg, Oh., died Saturday, March 31, 2012. Lillie was born February 25, 1916, in Peabody, Ky., to the late Floyd M. and Jane (nee Ledford) Chadwell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denis Bowling, son-in-law – Tom Creager, 13 brothers and sisters. Mrs. Bowling was a homemaker. She is survived by daughter, Joyce (Bill) Ertel, Havrede Grace, MD., Belva Creager, Batavia, son, Paul (Bonnie) Bowling, Mt .Orab, grandchildren – Jeff (Linda) Ertel, Georgia, Dawn Creager, Loveland, Greg Ertel of Colorado, Denise Creager, Loveland, Lori (Kyle) Gavula, Mt. Orab, Julie (Randy) Hinkle of Mt. Orab, Eric Ertel of Baltimore, MD, greatgrandchildren, Jacob Ertel, Josh Ertel, Nicholas Ertel, Jessica Ertel, Alexandria Ertel, Jennifer Ertel, Bradlee Paul Hinkle, Ian Ertel, Loryn Louann Gavula, Lindsey Nicole Gavula, Leslie Renee Hinkle, Zackary Ertel. Services were Wednesday, April 4, 2012 where Joe Strunk officiated. Burial was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Orab Church of Christ The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Michael Allan Jolley, 56, Ripley, Oh, died Thursday, March 29, 2012. He was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran. Mike was born February 5, 1956 in Maysville, Ky., the son of the late James Howard and Daisy Ellen (White) Jolley. Mr. Jolley is survived by his wife, Ruth (Johnson) Jolley, five children – Shawn Johnson, Portsmouth, Amy Marshall and husband Daryl, Decatur, Jennifer Lang and husband Ricky, Maysville, Ky., Rob Johnson and wife Pam, Ripley, and James Gilbert and wife Maggie, Maysville, Ky., fourteen grandchildren, Gabby, Daniel, Sabastian, Christopher, Dakota, Shalee, Trevor, Braiden, Destiny, Michaela, Jerran, Kylee, Alexis and Kaitlin, two great grandchildren, Alexander and Presten; one brother, Ronald L. Jolley of Lexington Park, Md., and three sisters – Debbie Sue Appleman, Minerva, Ky., Sharon Eads, Ripley, and Julia Pollitt, Aberdeen. Services were held Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Interment was in the Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, with Military Honors provided by the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post #367 of Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Douglas Dairl Haynes, 48, Sardinia, Oh., passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012. He was born on November 18,1963 in Cincinnati, Oh., to 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, one brother Michael W. Haynes. He is survived by his ex-wife Barb White, three sons Aaron Haynes, Todd White, and Robert White, three daughters Desiree Haynes, Angie White, and Cherrie McCall, one sister Jaqueline (Brent) Kiser, three brothers Jackie Haynes Jr., Samuel (Cheryl) Haynes, Shawn (Gwen) Haynes, one sister-in-law Paula Haynes, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Arrangements were incomplete at press time. Please contact family for more information.

Bayne Cahall, 77 Bayne Cahall, 77, Ripley, Oh., died Sunday, April 1, 2012. He worked for many years at US Shoe and was the manager of Clyde’s Super Value Grocery Store in Ripley. He also was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post #367 in Ripley, and the Ripley First Presbyterian Church. Bayne was born February 9, 1935 in Ripley, the son of the late Marion B. and Virginia (Heck) Cahall, Sr.. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother - Vern Cahall and one grandson - Todd Bayne Cahall II. Mr. Cahall is survived by his wife - Jane (Vanlandingham) Cahall, two children, Tina Haitz and husband Mark of South Lake, Tex., and Todd Cahall and wife Crystal of Ripley, six grandchildren, Jeremy Haitz, Kristen Haitz Bosburg, Josh Cahall, Jarad Cahall, Alex Haitz and Tristen Cahall, six great grandchildren, one sister - Gwen Dawly of Ripley, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Ripley First Presbyterian Church where Rev. Wayne Reveal officiated. Interment was in the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, with military services by the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post # 367 of Ripley, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Ripley First Presbyterian Church, 114 Mulberry Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.


Connie (nee Hoeh) Warth, 62 Connie (nee Hoeh) Warth, 62, Bethel, died Friday, March 30, 2012 Connie was the wife of John W. Warth, mother of Chuck (Amy) Venable, sister of Elaine Shawver, Jim, Paul and the late George Hoeh, also survived by 2 granddaughters, Ava and Anna Venable. Services will be at the convenience of the family. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Robert Lee Wagers, 42 Robert Lee Wagers, 42, Felicity, died on Friday, March 30, 2012. He is survived by his son Robert Wagers, Jr., maternal grandparents, Evelyn and the late Walter Roehm, paternal grandparents, Claudia and the late Shelby Wagers, mother, Beverly Ann Wagers, father, Shelby Wagers, Jr. 3 brothers, Steven Wagers, Michael (Melissa) Wagers and Randy Wagers, 1 sister, Judy Wagers, numerous nieces and nephews. Services were on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 followed by burial at the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Helen A. (nee Woodley) Stemmerding, 82 Helen A. (nee Woodley) Stemmerding, 82, Bethel, died Friday, March 30, 2012. Helen was the dear mother of Jean (Brian) Murphy, Evelyn Stemmerding, Helene D. Norris, Harold R. (Pam) Stemmerding, Albert C. Stemmerding and the late George Woodley, Jr. Services were Tuesday April 3, 2012 followed by burial in Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Maddilynn Ann Marie Randolph, infant Maddilynn Ann Marie Randolph, infant, Batavia, died Saturday, March 31, 2012. She leaves behind her mother, Amanda Randolph, her maternal grandparents, Jeff (Missy) Randolph, Bobbie (Jake) Jacobs and great grandparents, Jerry (Verlie) Randolph. Services were Wednesday, April 4, 2012 followed by burial in Tate Township Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

G. Royce Hauke, 26 G. Royce Hauke, 26 of Sardinia, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012. He was born December 6, 1985 in Georgetown, Ohio the son of Kenneth R. Hauke and Beth C. Molitor Hauke. He was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Arnheim, and was the owner/operator of County Line Customs. He was a graduate of Eastern High School class of 2004 and WyoTech. Surviving are his parents, Kenneth R. and Beth C. Hauke, Sardinia, two brothers and two sisters, Rolland (Amanda) Hauke, Sardinia, Richelle (Mark) Huffman, Milford, and their daughter, Alyssa; Roger E. Hauke, Sardinia, and Regan C. Hauke, Sardinia. Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Richard and Arlene Hauke, Sardinia, and maternal grandmother, Charlotte Molitor, New Hope, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Royce was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leroy Molitor. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, April 2, 2012, with Rev. Dhorman Beyers officiating. Interment followed in the Mowrystown Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church CYO, 6647 Van Buren Ave., Georgetown, OH 45121 in Royce's memory. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.

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Mildred D. McElroy, 90 Mildred D. McElroy, 90 Georgetown, Oh., died Wednesday, April 4, 2012. She was a retired school teacher from the Georgetown Exempted School District and a member of the Grape Grove Church of Christ in Jamestown, Oh. Mildred was born May 15, 1921 in Silver City, Iowa the daughter of the late Jake and Tamer (Kelley) Pike. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband – Rev. Joseph McElroy, two brothers and three sisters. Mrs. McElroy is survived by one son, Jim McElroy and wife Sandy of Ripley, one daughter, Phoebe Jo Garrison and husband Lamar of Jonesboro, Tenn., four grandchildren, Kenny McElroy and wife Cristy of Mt. Orab, Kevin McElroy and wife Heidi of Georgetown, Greg Garrison and wife Lynn of Demorest, Ga., and Jeff Garrison and wife Maggie of Gdansk, Poland and six great grandchildren – Josie, Zach and Kendra McElroy and Matilda, Amelia and Jonathan Garrison. Services were held Friday, April 6, 2012 where Chaplin Gary Brose officiated. Interment was in the Grape Grove Cemetery in Jamestown, Oh. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Betty M. Hoffer, 89 Betty M. Hoffer, 89, Mt. Orab, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012. Betty was the wife of the late Art Hoffer, mother of William Hoffer (the late Linda) and Richard Hoffer (Clarice), grandmother of Michael Hoffer, Tammy Hoffer, Jeff Lingrosso, Clinton Caldwell, Elisabeth Grote (Chris), and Troy Hoffer, great grandmother of Reese Hoffer, Corey and Jacob Lingrosso, Chloe and Macie Caldwell, Sophia, Cecillia, and Chelsea Grote, sister of Rose Ella Myers, James Carlton, Robert Carlton, and the late Alice Gerhardstein, Helen McCall, and Mary Keller, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services were on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 followed by interment in St. Louis Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

REMINDER ! – Although the Winter Crisis Program has ended, applications are still being accepted for REGULAR HEAP assistance. To apply, you will need to complete, sign and return your application with required attachments as soon as possible to: Office of Community Assistance (OCA); Home Energy Assistance Program, P. O. Box 1240, Columbus, OH 43216. Or, if you choose, you may schedule an appointment with ABCAP to complete the regular application for you. The total household income of an applicant must be at or below 200% of the 2010-2011 Federal Poverty Guidelines listed:

Household Yearly 13 Size Income Weeks Income 1 $21,780 $ 5,445 2 $29,420 $7,355 3 $37,060 $9,265 4 $44,700 $11,175 Households with more than four members add $7,640 per member to the annual income and $1,910 per member to the quarterly income. For more info, contact the ABCAP Office in your county: Adams County - 1-800233-7891 or 937-695-0316, Ext. 252, 235, or 236. Brown County - 1-800553-7393 or 937-378-6041, Ext. 305, 253 or 254.

Meetings Hospice seeks held for volunteers diabetics Crossroads Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide support and companionship to patients and families in their homes and nursing homes. Volunteers will provide caregivers a short break, spend time with patients playing cards, domino’s or even reading to them. Opportunities are available throughout Brown County. Training is provided locally. For more information call Jenn Ruter at (513) 786-3745 or jenn.ruter @crossroadshos

The Brown County Diabetes Coalition is reminding all diabetics that meetings are held the second Monday of every month at the Georgetown Methodist Church from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about diabetes. Different topics and discussions are offered at each meeting. The next meeting is Monday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the Health Department at (937) 378-6892.

The family of Goldie L. Cornetet would like to thank all our family, friends and neighbors for the prayers, flowers, cards and food sent to us after the loss of our loved one. Also, thanks to all the hospitals, ambulance services, doctors, nurses and nursing home who took such great care of our mother. Special thanks to Pastor Andrew Johnson, Tina Burke, Rita Lewis, Diane Mock, Lynette Knisley, Buford Church of Christ Ladies Group and Edgington Funeral Home. Don and Frieda Wardlow and Family Lowell and Gail Graves and Family Russ and Chris Burton and Family

PASSOVER LAMB Four hundred and thirty years after one man with his family entered Egypt, that family was to come out of Egypt as the beginning of a new nation. Turn with me to Exodus 12: “And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.” This would be the month of Nissan; for us it would be April. It was st this time of the year that the Passover was instituted. It is only celebrated once a year. Remember that Jesus was at the Passover feast when He introduced the Communion service which we call the Lord’s Supper. The Communion service discontinued the Passover and began the church ordinance that we celebrate today. In verse 3 God told Moses to speak unto all the congregation of Israel. No one was left out. Each household was to take a small lamb, less than 12 months old, for this Passover feast. If the household was too small to consume a lamb they were to join with a neighbour. The parts which could not be consumed were to be burned. Verse 7 state: “And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door posts of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.” If they did not do what the LORD said to do, there would be grave consequences. The firstborn of every household in Egypt would die unless the blood of the lamb was applied to the door post of that house. Verses 12-13: “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast...And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you...” Each family wast to apply the blood of the lamb to their own house. It was the blood of this sacrificial lamb which allowed the protection of God over that family. Without the blood there was no protection. It is the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, which is the protection over the second death. He was crucified, buried, and rose again on the third day in the month

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH of Nissan. Now once again it is Nissan. This is the time. Easter is at hand; we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Now watch! This congregation of people was to be free from enslavement. It is similar to when we get saved and are free from the enslavement of sin and Hell. Now, let’s talk about the task involved in this story. Verse 5: “Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year...” A young, spotless, male lamb; a wonderful picture of innocence and purity because it pictures the one who hung on the cross! They were to remove it form the herd and keep it up until the 14th day of that month. On the 14th evening they were to kill their lamb. It was to be roasted without water; on the cross Jesus cried: I thirst! The body was to be kept whole; not a bone of Christ was broken! They were to eat the flesh with unleavened bread and bitter herbs representing His body and the bitter sorrow of the crucifixion. The applied blood to the door posts was the protection. Jesus said: “I am the door...”. His applied blood is our protection. Are you getting the picture? Look, the men had seen what God had done to the Egyptians. They knew God would do what He said He would do. Now this involved their firstborn son. They would not risk substituting an inferior lamb or fail to do as instructed. That lamb had to die and its’ blood shed in order to save the child. Christ had to die and shed His blood to save His children. Are you covered by His blood? Men, are your families protected? There are definite instructions on how to accomplish this and they must be followed! You must accept Christ as your Saviour. Revelation 20:6: “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power...”!

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Eastern Middle School Eighth-grader wins Brown County Spelling Bee BY Dee Ann Davis BCESC School Improvement Specialist


Pearcy, Kress families welcome home new addition


Lydia Lynn Pearcy was born on September 7, 2011 at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Oh. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Lydia is the daughter of Anthony and Janie (Kress) Pearcy, Mt. Orab. Lydia was welcomed into the family by her grandparents Jeff and Judy Kress, Sardinia, and Tom and Carolyn Pearcy, Cincinnati, her aunts Beth and Sarah Kress, and Erin Pearcy, her great grandparents Walter and Marlene Kress, Marie Pearcy, Wyndal and Nancy Staggs, and her cousins Foster and Easton Simpson. Lydia's arrival was much anticipated and celebrated by countless other family members and friends as well. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Pearcy and Kress families!


Cub Scouts earn highest rank

Sixteen students competed in the 71st Annual Contest March 29 in Georgetown. “Illicit” was the word eighth grader Rebekah Colliver from Eastern Middle School spelled in order to become the champion of the 71st Annual Brown County Spelling Bee. Students represented seven schools in the competition held at the Brown County Educational Service Center, whose office is located at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. BCESC sponsored the event. BSESC Superintendent James Frazier said the competition was open to students in grades 5 through 8 from any Brown County school that included one or more of those grades. Competitions were held at those individual schools, and the two top finished from each school advanced to the County Bee. Each student was given a word, and he or she was to say that word, attempt to spell it, and then say in again. A judge would ring a bell from where he was seated to inform a student who incorrectly spelled a word he or she had missed their word. Each student was allowed to ask Mike Bihl, the pronouncer, either to use the word in a sentence or to give a definition of the word.


Pictured left to right, First place winner- Rebekah Colliver, Second place winner- Savannah Shively, Third place winner Kathryn Hoover.

0In the competition between the final two contestants, if a student misspelled a word, the opponent got an opportunity to spell it. If the opponent spelled that word correctly and then correctly spelled the next word she was given, he or she would become the Spelling bee champion. The atmosphere during the Spelling Bee was upbeat and competitive. Family members, school personnel and community members enjoyed the demonstration of student proficiency with spelling. Rebekah Colliver, eighth grader from Eastern Middle School received the coveted first place trophy, Savannah Shively eight grade student from RULH Middle School, received the second place trophy and Kathryn Hoover sixth grader from Eastern Middle School was awarded the third place

trophy. All participating students received a participation trophy. Students facing the contest words included the following: Fifth Graders-Bryan Collins, Claire Fisher, Caitlyn Helton, Kelly Raleigh, Emma Walker Sixth Graders-Alanis Daughtery, Hannah Gibson, Kathryn Hoover Seventh graders- Tyler Bartley, Logan Elswick, Ethan Evans, Garrett Sellers, Brittany Vail Eighth graders- Rebekah Colliver, Chloe Gibson, Savannah Shiveley, James Castle, Marcia McCoy, and Karen Young served as judges for this year’s Brown County Spelling Bee. Thanks to all who supported the annual Brown County Spelling Bee. C103 graciously radio station taped and broadcasted the Bee.

Cub Scout Pack 629, Hamersville, have 5 boys that have earned the highest rank in Cub Scouting, The Arrow Of Light. A banquet was held on March 15, 2012, the boys were presented with The Arrow of Light and plaques to commemorate their accomplishment. Each boy had prepared and gave a speech in front of the large crowd. All five are in fifth grade and had been part of pack 629 for five years, attending many events and camp outs. Ryan Craig, son of Denise Neu and Brett Craig, attends Hamersville Middle School; Gavin Kelley, son of Tony and Renee Kelley is home schooled; Samuel Linkous, son of Kim and Michael Hunter and Jason Linkous, attends St. Michaels Catholic School; Noah Hiler son of Bill and Shannon Hiler, attends Hamersville Middle School; Allen Pollard, son of Todd and Kathy Pollard, attends Hamersville Middle School. Allen, Noah and Ryan also earned the Super Achiever Award for earning all 20 activity pins in the Webelos program. The boys have gone as far as they can in the Cub Scout program, and the ceremony concluded with Samuel, Gavin, Ryan and Noah crossing over into Boy Scout Troop 130. The theme of the banquet was Western; also in attendance were past Arrow of Light recipients Brett Andryshak and Lucas Hiler.

Community invited to Easter service Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Anderson inducted into Lions Lion Dale Anderson was inducted into the Mount Orab Lions Club on Monday, March 26, 2012. He was sponsored by Lion President Arnie Conwell (left) and our own Second Vice District Governor Lion Sherry Bingamon (right). The Mount Orab Lions are always on the lookout for anyone who is willing to get involved in their community just to help make it better. The Mount Orab meet on the second and fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. with a meal at the New Harmony Masonic Lodge, 110 S High St. in Mount Orab. If you would like to attend meeting call PDG Bob Richmond at (937) 444-479.

Pastor Tim Cline and the congregation of the First Baptist Church, Mt. Orab invites the community to Easter Worship Services on Sunday, April 8. Services are Easter Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. with Sunday School starting at 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 704 South High Street, Mt. Orab. For more information call the church office at (937) 444-2712 or visit


Mary Todd Lincoln portrayed at Hamersville February's Storyteller of the Month, Bonita Pollock from Mt. Orab Public Library, introduced herself as Mary Todd Lincoln to Hamersville School second graders. Ms. Pollock read stories about Mary Todd Lincoln's son, Abraham Lincoln. A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln by David A. Adler and Abe Lincoln, The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters were read to students by Ms. Pollock with great enthusiasm and excitement for reading. Second graders learned many things about Abe Lincoln's life from his childhood to his many accomplishments as an adult. Lincoln's life was characterized as a reader, having virtuous qualities such as honesty, good work ethics, and a love for all people. Both books set a high standard for students to live by. Hamersville School's second grade classes truly appreciated Ms. Pollock's presentation.


Craig Horton to compete at State Science Fair Congratulations to Craig Horton for winning at District Science Day at Wilmington College on Saturday and earning a spot to compete at State Science Fair!!! Good luck Craig!!!


G’town FCCLA participates in Mocktail Event On Friday March the 9 members from Georgetown FCCLA participated in the mock cocktail competition at Southern hills CTC. Mock cocktail is an event that helped prevent safe drinking and driving during St. Patrick’s Day. Georgetown FCCLA made a display that had our mock cocktail recipe and drunk driving facts. Our mock cocktail recipe was Leprechaun ale. The ingredients are: 1- Container lime sherbet (48 oz), 1-2 Liter Ginger Ale, 1- 2 Liter Lemon-Lime Soda, 2 Cups of Pineapple Juice. Directions: Divide sherbet into 8 parts; pour ginger ale, lemon lime soda and pineapple juice into punch bowl and mix.

Rister wins safety poster contest The Russellville Kiwanis Club presents Rachel Rister, the Safety Poster Contest winner from RULH Middle School. Rachel’s poster, “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand, and Stop Bulling.” was judged the best poster of the 84 presented from the fifth grader class at her school. Rachel Rister, her mother Timi and her brother Mason were guests of the Kiwanis Club when Rachel was presented with her cash price for her winning poster. The Kiwanis Club distributes “Personal Safety Books” to fifth grade students to teach safety at home, safety at school, and safety at play. The Club wishes to thank all our partners in safety who make this project possible. The following persons, businesses, or organization provided Kiwanis with the funds to make this project possible. This project is a partnership between the Russellville Kiwanis Club, Community Safety Net and these sponsors: Class Partners; Ripley Federal Savings Bank, Riverview Primary Care; 1/3 Class Partner; American Legion Post 367, Blue Flame Lp


Greg Neu, Russellville Kiwanis Club President presenting Rachel Rister, Safety Poster Winner from RULH Middle School with her cash award.

Gas of Ripley; Bristow Pharmacy/Donohoo Pharmacy; Brown County Foundation; Brown County General Hospital; Farmers Insurance , Julie Schadle; First State Bank, Georgetown, Ripley, Mt. Orab; Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary No. 2293; Lennox/ D & S Heating & Cooling Ltd.; Sales & Cahall Insurance Agency, INC., Seip’s Auto Parts & Service LLC; Village of Ripley ; Supporting Part-

ners; Century Tavern; Connie’s Hair Salon; Farrell Incorporated; First Safety Bank; Georgetown Florist; Head of the Class, Hook Real Estate; John Wood Insurance Agency, INC.; Mary K. Helbling, Accountant; Michael S. Pfeffer, Attorney at Law; Perfect Print, LLC; Rockin’ Robins Soda Shoppe; The Georgetown Marble & Granite Co; The Home Place. Thank you all.






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Failed levy could force Higginsport to lose corporation status She said that council was going to work as h ard as they can to keep Higginsport alive, and they weren’t going to give up. She added that they will work together with local residents to try and keep the village in operation and that she didn’t believe the failed levy would effect the fire department or the life squad. Lewis Township Trustees Robert Starrell, Danny Wisby and Randy Waterfield were disappointed when the 1 mill improvement levy failed but not surprised. According to Trustee Waterfield, with the state of the current economy, he didn’t expect the levy to pass. The levy received 243 votes against and 162 votes for the levy. Funds from the levy were for upgrades on township roads. “We’ll just have to get by with what we have,” Waterfield said. “This simply means we won’t be able to

repair as many roads as we had hoped. But even with the loss in fu nds from the local government it’s still not as bad as we had anticipated.” Waterfield said his township had been facing huge cuts but as it turned out the cuts are about half of what was anticipated. He said the township has a gas tax and the 1 mill tax mandated by the state to work with. “The one thing we will absolutely not cut is our cemetery fund,” Waterfield added. “We have four cemeteries in our township and they are very well maintained. “Those cemeteries used to get mowed four times a year and we will never go back to that again. They will continue to be a priority for us.” Waterfield added that his big concern is if the township has to replace equipment. “There is very little in the budget for expenses like equipment replacement,” he

B-25 to fly-over Ohio Veterans Home, Georgetown, April 14 to honor vets BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press If all goes as planned and the weather cooperates, a very special B-25 plane will make two fly-bys over the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, to honor the veterans who reside there. Ben Vaughan is a volunteer and member of the flight crew at the Tri State Warbird Museum in Batavia. He explained that the B-25 will be traveling from the museum to Urbana on Saturday, April 14. “Our B-25 is going up to celebrate the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders 70th Reunion being held at the National Museum of the US Air Force,” Vaughan explained. “The reunion begins on Tuesday, April 17 through the 20th. There are only five members of the infamous Doolittle Tokyo Raiders still living and all will be in attendance of the reunion, possibly for the last time. Eighty men took part in the raid on Tokyo after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. BROWN COUNTY PRESS

An aerial photo of the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia. Photo taken from website

Five men each was in sixteen B-25 twin engine bombers. Of the original 80 men in those planes, one man was killed on bail-out after the mission, two men drowned as a result of a crash landing, eight men were captured by the Japanese, three were executed by firing squad, one died of beri-beri and malnutrition while in prison and four survived 40 months of prison. Five of the surviving raiders became generals.

Visit website for the complete history. “We will be stopping off in Urbana first for a couple of days,” Vaughan added. “We thought it would be nice to fly over the veterans home in Georgetown as a way of saying thank you and to honor all the veterans residing there.” The Tri-State Warbird Museum was formed in 2003 with a commitment to preserve the aircraft of World War II, educate

America on the role of aircraft in WWII and honor the veterans who fought ad those who made the ultimate sacrifice. “If all goes well,” Vaughan said, “We should be passing over the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown, between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 14.” To learn more about the Tri-State Warbird Museum visit The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders website is

tence on the fiscal restraint exhibited by the legislature, we could not have succeeded in passing one of the of the leanest capital budget bills ever signed into law. This kind of leadership is what is required during challenging fiscal times like we’re in now, and together we’ve ensured that the taxpayers’ limited funds are allocated where needed most. "When we started this process, we knew resources were extremely limited and the system in place to allocate funds was based primarily on power, not necessarily on prudence. I believed Ohio needed to change course to ensure we utilize these limited resources in a way that produces the greatest return on our investment, and I’m very pleased that my partners in the legislature embraced this new ap-


Sheriff’s office arrests suspect for selling heroin Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that on April 2, 2012, Deputies arrested Gregory Rogers, 20 years of age, of Hamer Road, Georgetown, for selling heroin in and around the Georgetown area. Sheriff Wenninger stated that Rogers’ arrest was the result on an ongoing undercover drug investigation by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Rogers has been charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs, Felony 5th Degree. He remains incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center under no bond, where he is awaiting arraignment on the charges. Sheriff Wenninger encourages anyone with information on illegal drug activity in Brown County to


Gregory Rogers

contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Drug Information Hotline at 937-3784435 Ext. 275 or you may send an anonymous tip via the Sheriff’s Website at


ing to the public member appointees to the Constitutional Modernization Commission. *** APPOINTMENTS MADE BY GOVERNOR

In addition to signing Sub. H.B. 482 (Amstutz), today Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into law: Sub. S.B. 179 (Wilson) creates the “Ohio Geology” license plate, and requires the Ohio Geology Advisory Council to establish and administer a grant program utilizing the contributions paid for obtaining the license plate. The bill also eliminates the provision in the Special Vehicle Law that permits owners of certain offhighway motorcycles and allpurpose vehicles to register motorcycles and vehicles by presenting affidavits of ownership rather than certificates of title, relocates the portion of State Route 170 designated as the “Cpl. Kenneth Tyler Butler Memorial Highway,” and requires the Director of Transportation to establish the business logo sign program and its fees by rule; Sub. H.B. 275 (Young, Slaby) allows suppliers and consumers to enter into a Right to Cure agreement; Am. Sub. S.B. 243 (Hughes) modifies the laws governing the Intrastate Mutual Aid Compact and the volunteer database of the Department of Health and the Emergency Management Agency to address the transmittal of certain data to the National Emergency Medical Services Information System and revises ambulance staffing requirements; and Sub. S.B. 208 (Obhof, Kearney) makes changes to Ohio’s Uniform Commercial Code and provides that the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee is the appropriate ethics commission for matters relat-

Governor John R. Kasich has announced appointments to the following state boards: Kelly D. Cole of Hamersville (Brown Co.) has been reappointed to the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation for a term beginning April 4, 2012 and ending June 2, 2016. Jefferson E. Liston of Westerville (Franklin Co.) has been reappointed to the Ohio Public Defender Commission for a term beginning April 4, 2012 and ending January 12, 2016. Mark Weinberg of Athens (Athens Co.) has been appointed to the Local Government Innovation Council for a term beginning April 4, 2012 and ending September 30, 2013. Harold F. Dates, Jr., of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) and Jerry P. Lahmers, of Newcomerstown (Tuscarawas Co.) have been reappointed to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board for a term beginning April 4, 2012 and ending January 15, 2015. Ronald R. Davidson of Sandusky (Erie Co.) has been appointed and Janet M. Carleton of Athens (Athens Co.), Dawne E. Dewey of West Milton (Miami Co.) and John F. Runion of Silver Lake (Summit Co.) have been reappointed to the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board for a term beginning April 4, 2012 and ending March 31, 2015.


township already has a 2 mill levy in place, so with the new 1 mill levy the trustees feel they have adequate funds to operate. “Unless the trustees ask for more millage,” Chief Reeves said, “this will be a continuous levy. We are all very happy that the levy passed.”

Sheriff’s office makes drug arrest at Mt. Orab Wendy’s Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that on March 30, 2012, at approximately 2 p.m., the Brown County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect at Wendy’s restaurant in Mt. Orab for trafficking drugs. Sheriff Wenninger stated that Mendell Sebastian, 24 years of age, of Cold Springs, Kentucky was arrested after the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Undercover Drug Investigation Unit made purchases of Morphine and Heroin from the suspect. Sebastian has been charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs, Felony 4th and 5th Degree. Sebastian remains incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000.00 bond that was

5K Walk Run set for April 15

Kasich signs capital budget bill, additional legislation, makes appointments Governor John R. Kasich today signed Substitute House Bill 482 (Amstutz)—the capital budget bill—which allocates $1.74 billion for priority construction needs at state- and university-owned facilities. Breaking with tradition and challenging the status quo, Gov. Kasich urged the beneficiaries of these capital funds, namely colleges and universities, to work collaboratively to maximize limited resources and prioritize projects based on need. Upon signing Sub. H.B. 482, Gov. Kasich released the following statement: “I’m incredibly grateful to Speaker Batchelder, President Niehaus, Chairman Amstutz and Chairman Widener for their leadership in the House and Senate. Without their strong support and their insis-

added. Green Township had a 1 mill replacement levy on the March Ballot which passed 216 for and 107 against. The levy was for five years for fire and EMS service for the unincorporated area of Green Township, north of Mt. Orab. According Mt. Orab Fire Chief Lisa Reeves, the


The March 6 Brown County primary election included three tax levy votes. The levies were for the Village of Higginsport, (an additional 3 mill tax levy for operating expenses), Lewis Township (1 mill improvement levy) and Green Township (1 mill replacement fire and EMS service). The Village of Higginsport placed a 3 mill renewal levy on the November ballot which failed, forcing village council to place the 3 mill levy back on the March ballot. It failed, 37 to 34 votes. “The Village really needed that levy to pass,” explained Higginsport Councilwoman Rose Horn. “We actually needed those funds to keep Higginsport a corporation. Even if it would have passed in March, we wouldn’t see the revenue until next year and that was going to be rough.”

Horn continued, “The funds from that levy would have been used to keep the village lights on, pay the clerk, make street repairs, you name it. Literally it would have kept this village running. And to have only failed by three votes was hard.” Horn said she feels like residents of the village just didn’t fully understand the urgency of that levy passing. “I think in this economy, people just feel like they can’t vote yes on anything,” she continued. “They’re just saying no to any more taxes, and I can understand that. So now, the question is, what do we do? Do we go to a township and let the village go? Or do we try again in November to pass this levy?” Horn added that last year a petition was taken around asking how residents felt about becoming part of the township and the majority voted against it.


Mendell Sebastian

set by Brown County Municipal Court Judge Joseph Worley. Sheriff Wenninger encourages anyone with information on illegal drug activity in Brown County to contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Drug Information Hotline at 937-378-4435 Ext. 275 or you may send an anonymous tip via the Sheriff’s Website at

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Western Brown Chorale


Morehead State University Choir

Morehead State and Western Brown choirs to perform


Singers will be competing in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati. Each spring MSU’s choral department goes on tour to recruit students into their music program. They perform concerts in local schools during the day and in local churches at night.

The MSU choirs will be performing at Bible Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will open with Western Brown High School’s Chorale under the direction of Sara Jordan, followed by the Morehead State University Concert. Sara Jordan is

Superior ratings, moving them on to State Contest in April. The public is invited to this free community concert. It is a great opportunity for our community and our youth to see what great things are taking place in the arts, even when so many

programs are being cut in our own area. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., April 10, at Bible Baptist Church, 990 W. Main Street, Mt. Orab. For more information, please contact Sara Jordan at 513-5826095.

Tour offered of New Mt. Orab firehouse CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 glass petition. “Homeland Security requires the building to have this safety glass now,” Lunsford explained. “All the doors beyond this lobby will be kept locked at all times. “The watch room is where the firefighters will spend most of their time. Inside that room is where they will monitor radio traffic.” Just behind the lobby was a large training room where firefighters will attend fire training classes required by all firefighters. Reeves stated that each firefighter is required to attend 54 hours of training every three years. “We will also be offering CPR classes to the public as well as continuous classes for not only our firefighters but also firefighters from other districts,” said Chief Reeves. Moving past the watch room on polished concrete floors, which require little to no maintenance, were at least three offices and a small room for computer and phone lines. “This small room is specially designed to maintain the same temperature, regardless of how hot the computers and lines and other equipment get,” Lunsford said. He added that the new fa-

cility was designed and built specifically to save the village money in utilities and maintenance and to meet the needs of an even larger department in the future. Past the offices were several storage rooms and just around the corner was a large commercial kitchen, complete with a window between it and the training room. Lunsford moved throughout the entire building pointing out what each room was for and why it was necessary or mandated. Other parts of the facility include: • a large room to hold all the bunker gear (something the old firehouse did not have); • a huge generator located outside the building which will operate the entire complex; • geothermal lines running 150 feet below the ground which maintains a constant temperature; • two back-up gas heaters for emergencies; • a heated floor in vehicle bay area; • an automatic carbon monoxide gas detector, which will raise two of the garage doors for ventilation, then automatically shut the doors when the danger is no longer detected; • garage doors larger than normal and when opened, the



Front view of the new firehouse in Mt. Orab nears completion. The station could be operational by May 1, 2012.

Mayor Bruce Lunsford (left) describes what each room of the new firehouse will hold and what it’s purpose is.

doors rise up with the line of the building roof instead of over the trucks, allowing for trucks to be cleaned and worked on inside the bay area; • all light fixtures are low energy or LED; • complete sprinkler system even though the building is constructed of concrete and steel, also mandated; • decontamination room and area which includes a commercial washer and dryer; • hoist system off the bay area to drain hoses; • EMS secured room for supplies and drugs complete with double locks and cameras;

• area where tank trucks can be filled with water located in the bay area; • day room where firefighters who have been on 24 hour shifts can relax which includes a small kitchenette; • seven sleeping modules with murphy beds, several shower stalls and a laundry room upstairs; • large locker room for firefighters; • exercise room. “Some people might say our new firehouse is overkill,” Lunsford said, “But this is a facility for today and for the future. Right now we have seven firefighters, but it’s just a matter of time before that number may have to


The large bay area of the new firehouse in Mt. Orab will hold 12 vehicles with easy access from either side of the building.

Mercy Medical Center - Mt. Orab continues to exceed expectations


Commissioners sign proclamation April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Brown County Commissioners signed a Proclamation Monday, April 2, 2012. Those who were present was: Danielle Toft YWCA CCR Coordinator, Cassandra Stroop YWCA Sexual Assault Intervention Coordinator, Ashley Silvis YWCA Non-residential Case Manager, Kai Clark YWCA Court Advocate, Laurie Coots YWCA Court Advocacy Coordinator, Jessica Roush Brown County Prosecutors Victim Advocate, Michele Harris Clerk of Court, Mary McMullen Assistant Prosecutor, Ralph Jennings Brown County Commissioner President, William R. Geschwind, Brown County Commissioner Vice President.

County budget grows by $1M


a Western Brown graduate of 2001, and a Morehead State University graduate of 2005. The Western Brown High School Chorale and Men’s Chorus just competed at the Ohio Music Educators Association District 16 Large Group Contest and received

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 county. Additionally, the Budget Stabilization Fund, which is for contingencies at the commissioners discretion, will contain $400,000 dollars in 2012. That fund contained only $2,014 dollars in 2011. The commissioners also factored in $81,000 in casino money from the state. “They told us that we could expect around $160,000 this year and we cut that in half just to be on the safe side”, said Jennings. County Offices that had a significant increase for 2012 include the Prosecuting Attorney with an additional increase of approximately $60,000 and Municipal Court, which had

an increase of approximately $102,000. Both increases will pay for employees that were being paid out of other funds within the offices. Those funds have been depleted, and the commissioners picked up the salary costs, rather than have the Prosecuting Attorney’s office lose a prosecutor and the Municipal Court lose a probation officer and a security officer. Other county functions that saw increases were the Common Pleas and Juvenile Courts with $50,000 increases, and the Clerk of Courts with a $60,000 increase. The Board of Elections saw a $130,000 increase because 2012 is a Primary and General Election year and the Sheriff’s Department saw a $240,000 increase.

“Much of the increase to the Sheriff’s Department has to do with a labor contract we are currently negotiating with the Fraternal Order of Police”, Jennings said. He added that the current talks are regarding a three year contract with, Deputies and Corrections Officers receiving a fifty cent raise in year one, and thirty cent raises in years two and three. Jennings said he feels that the county budget is an accurate reflection of revenue and expenses for the coming year. “As long as the economy doesn’t slide into another recession and things can stay flat or even grow a little bit, we shouldn’t have any problems for the rest of the year”, said Jennings.

A little more than two years after it opened, the Mercy Health – Mt. Orab Medical Center continues to thrive and save lives. The staff at the medical center treated the more patients than ever in 2011, delivering emergency care to 18,200 patients during the year; that total is up from the 16,000 patients treated in 2010. These numbers are also well above the expectations that were in place in the Mercy Health system when the center opened in August 2009. “We knew the medical center would meet a very important health care need for Mt. Orab and the surrounding communities, but I don’t think any of us anticipated the demand that we are seeing today,” said Gayle Heintzel-

Pancake breakfast in G’town The Georgetown American Legion & Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 8 11 a.m. It is an all-you-can-eat breakfast and we will also be serving eggs, biscuits and gravy and sausage. Cost is $5.50 for adults $2.50 for 12 and under. Call (937) 378-6059 for more information or carryout. The Georgetown American Legion is located at 1001 South Main Street, Georgetown.

man, Site Administrator at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital, which oversees the medical center. Mercy Health leaders attribute the ongoing growth to the convenience the center offers from its location in a high-growth area on State Route 32 at Brooks Malott Road, its affiliation with Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital (again rated one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation), the ongoing growth of the Mt. Orab community, and just good old-fashioned word of mouth. “I think word is getting out about the high-quality care and positive experiences we provide for our patients,” said Angie Gilkerson, manager of Mercy Health – Mt. Orab Medical Center. “We not only focus on delivering exceptional medical care, but also on showing genuine compassion for each of our patients. Going to the emergency room is usually a very anxious and scary time, so we really try to make sure we help calm our patients and let them know they are in good hands.” Gilkerson notes that patients are coming to the medical center from well beyond the Mt. Orab community…other areas include southern Brown County, Adams County, and Highland County. The center has not impacted the emergency department at Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital, which is about 15 miles away on State Route 32 in Batavia Township. The hospital is in the midst of expanding and renovating its emergency department to keep up with steady growth that saw more than

40,000 patients come through its doors last year. The $2.5 million project should be complete early next year. Mercy Health – Mt. Orab Medical Center also provides a range of outpatient testing that includes CT Scan, EKG, X-Ray and Laboratory services. Demand for these services also continues to grow, along with the increase in Emergency Department patients. The imaging and diagnostic services are provided for patients who come to the emergency department, as well as residents who have referrals for one of these procedures and don’t want to leave the Mt. Orab community to receive this expert care. To learn more about the Mt. Orab Medical Center and all of the Mercy Health services and locations, go to

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Southern Hills Career & Technical Center is requesting proposals for the construction of a 24’ x 48’ greenhouse. Interested bidders may obtain documents related to the project, including a notice to bidders, specifications, and proposed contract at 9193 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, OH, 45121 or by contacting David Schram, (937) 378-6131, ext. 336. All proposals are due to the Board of Education by 3:30 p.m. April 18, 2012. BCP 4-8t2 ----------------------------------------



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 southern Ohio. Morehead State University is nationally known for their music department. In February,the Concert Choir was selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference. This summer the Chamber

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young people go to college.” An eight person committee will decide who gets the scholarships each year, with the applications being provided at each Brown County school. The eligibility requirements include being a graduate of any Brown County school or career training institution and graduating in the calendar year of the application, having a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher and having an active or veteran family member, including father, mother, sibling or grandparent. Wagoner said that the fundraising dinner and other annual events will continue to be held to raise money for the scholarship fund.

23 indicted by Brown County Grand Jury CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Breaking and Entering and Theft. Christina Laub is charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering and Theft. Jessie Antrican is charged with Identity Fraud. Susan Merrill is charged with Aggravated Possession. Robert Hollingsworth is charged with one count of Drug Possession. Lewis Copeland is charged with Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. Joshua Masterson is charged with one count of Burglary. Kenny Clifton is charged with one count of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs and one count of Aggravated Possession. Danielle Johnson is charged with one count of Illegal Manufacture of

Drugs and one count of Aggravated Possession. Michael Wisby is charged with one count of Aggravated Possession. Kurtys Carter is charged with two counts of Aggravated Possession. Sarah Collier is charged with one count of Grand Theft. Misty Dawn Tull is charged with one count of Passing Bad Checks. Aaron Caillier is charged with one count of Aggravated Trafficking and one count of Trafficking in Spice. Mendall Sebastian is charged with one count of Aggravated Trafficking and one count of Trafficking in Heroin. Christopher Abbott is charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering. Christopher Tolle is charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 were contacted that had children on the list by school administration. We feel very comfortable that the school environment is safe and se-

cure for all of our students. It is very unfortunate that a situation like this happened however we wanted to inform our entire educational community of this issue. If you should have any questions, comments or concerns please call or email Mr. Christopher Burrows. Thanks for trusting Western Brown to educate your child.”


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 This is just overwhelming. We are amazed by the amount of support we’re receiving.” She added that the effort of helping to create the scholarship was helping her family heal. “I think this has been good for us. We’re focusing not on the sadness of our loss, but on the greatness of what Seth did. I know he’s smiling down on us with two thumbs up.” She added that the effort will help keep her grandson’s memory alive. “This has been a healing process because this is one way we can pass it forward. We can honor him and what he gave by helping other


Brown County Auditor Doug Green sings the national anthem as the colors are presented at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center.

Carnes sentenced to prison In August 2004, a one count indictment was filed against Freda L. Carnes. The indictment charged count one Trafficking in Marijuana felony of the fifth degree. On June 8, 2007, Mrs. Carnes plead guilty to Trafficking in Marijuana and was later placed under Community Control Sanctions for a period of 5 years under the supervision of the Brown County Adult Probation Department. Mrs. Carnes violated her community control when she was indicted on a new charge. In January 2012, a one count indictment was filed against Freda L. Carnes. The indictment charged count one Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug with specification felony of the fifth degree with a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison. The specification being Mrs. Carnes has a prior drug abuse conviction in 2007. On March 27, Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to count one. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mrs. Carnes to prison for two 12 month terms to run concurrent. Carnes was also ordered to pay court costs and public defender fees. Judge Gusweiler further ordered three years post release control at the discretion of the Adult Parole Authority upon Carnes’ release from prison.

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Murphy named to committees at Ohio School Boards Association


Angela Murphy, a second term board of education member of FayettevillePerry Local Schools, has been named to two committees at the Ohio School Boards Association. The committees include the ‘Arrangements and Hospitality Team’ which assist the five regional managers at the Capital Conference and Trade Show, as well as at regional events, and serve as regional liaisons, and the ‘Southwest Regional Executive Committee,’ which provides governance and leadership to school board members in 17 counties including Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren. “I really like being a member of the FayettevillePerry Schools,” Murphy said. “I have four children of my own in the schools with one at home that will be there eventually. I enjoy being a part of this community and keeping track of what’s going. The preparation these children receive at Fayetteville-Perry will affect their futures forever.” Murphy said she recently attended a finance committee meeting, along with another board member, the superintendent of the schools and the treasurer, to look at the budget and the money the district will no longer be getting. “We have lost over $200,000 in JOBS-Ed money, (part of the economic stimulus package passed by congress two years ago)” she said. “And that’s going to hurt. But it’s our job as board members to work out a plan to keep our schools going.” Murphy said her new duties could give her an opportunity to hear some fresh ideas.



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Angela Murphy, Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools Board of Education has been named to two committees at the Ohio School Boards Association. She is shown here with her youngest daughter Christina, one of Murphy’s five children.

“As a member of the Ohio School Boards Association, it is a wonderful way of networking ideas from other Ohio board members on how to better out schools. Everything works better with more people involved.” Murphy said her goal at state level is to get all Brown County schools involved in what’s going on at the state level. She is currently the only board member repre-

senting Brown County. “It would be easy if I just attended board meetings and not really get too involved,” Murphy said with a smile, “But that’s just not the way I am. I’m a board member seven days a week and it’s serious stuff to me.” Murphy said she hopes to bring back ideas from the Ohio School Boards Association that will enhance all Brown County Schools.

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WB’s Nickell shuts down Goshen’s bats in win BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press



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Josie McElroy connects with the ball during the Lady Broncos 3-0 win over Goshen on Monday night as her teammates watch intently from the dugout.

other passed ball, Western Brown sophomore cleanup hitter Josie McElroy came up with a big hit. Her line drive over the third baseman’s head drove Nickell in to give the Lady Broncos an early 1-0 lead. “We gave them two runs,” Goshen coach John Strauss said. “That was a 10 game. We gave them two runs on errors.” In the next inning the Lady Broncos added an insurance run, again with a little help from the Lady Warriors. Junior shortstop Brittany Palmer hit a long fly ball to deep center that nearly got over the fence but landed at the base of the wall. She hustled around to third base for a triple. But as the Lady Warrior relay throw got away from the cutoff, she broke home and scored before the tag to give the Lady Broncos a 2-0 lead. On a team full of youth and inexperience it was two veterans who got the big hits when they were needed. “We’re going to count on them, especially early, we’re going to count on

them a lot,” Wallace said. As the Lady Broncos were taking advantage of opportunities afforded them to cash in on a little offense, the Lady Warriors were given no such opportunities. With Nickell on top of her game, she retired 12 of 13 after giving up a walk to Kelly Parriman to lead off the game, and with the Lady Bronco defense giving no extra outs, the Lady Warriors couldn't muster much more than a base runner. “We just had a hard time centering up the ball,” Strauss said. “I think we we’re dropping our hands a lot. We hit a lot of balls up in the air. We couldn’t get our easy little bunts down. That’s frustrating as a coach.” After the Lady Broncos added another insurance run in the fourth inning thanks to one hit and three Goshen errors, Nickell gave up a bloop infield hit to Tricia Murphy in the top of the fifth inning. It was the Lady Warriors first hit of the game. She quickly recovered,

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Morgan Nickell delivers a pitch in the Lady Broncos 3-0 win over Goshen on Monday night. Nickell gave up just one hit in her seven innings against the Lady Warriors.

however, as she struck out Emily Lovin and got Lacy Eads to pop out in front of the plate. Nickell pitched a complete game while striking out eight, walking two and giving up just the one hit. “She has pitched well all year,” Wallace said. Her counterpart, Tucker, didn’t pitch all that bad, either. She gave up the three runs on five hits while striking out six and walking just one. She retired the last seven

Warriors win ‘ugly’ over Blue Jays BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press While it wasn’t a picturesque game of baseball, the Eastern baseball team certainly found the results they were looking for against Ripley last Thursday night. Jumping on the Blue Jays early, thanks in large part to Ripley errors, the Warriors took control midway through the game before holding off a Blue Jay rally to eventually come up with a 12-6 Southern Hills League home victory. “It got a little ugly at the end but the boys hung on,” Eastern coach Dave Mignerey said. “They did a good job.” The Warriors were able to jump on top in the bottom of the opening inning thanks to a Ripley miscue. After Grant McIntosh led off with a chopper over pitcher Brad Kirschner’s head for an infield single for the Warriors, he scored from third two batters later when a Kirschner pitch got past Ripley catcher Dylan Arnett to give the hosts an early 1-0 lead. The play was a microcosm of the night for the Blue Jays -- who improved defensively from their first game when they committed 18 errors in a 9-3 loss to North Adams on March 27. Though they didn’t play that bad, they simply gave the Warriors too many free opportunities. “It’s all about the errors for this team,” Ripley coach Matt Folkerth said. “Like I said before if we can control the errors, and we can limit what we allow them to take from us, we’ll be very successful.” It looked like the Blue Jays were going to make it a game when Kirschner helped himself out with a double off Eastern left

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Eastern’s Austin Williams looks to connect with a Ripley pitch during the Warriors win over the Blue Jays last Thursday night.

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Brad Kirschner delivers a pitch late in the Blue Jays game with Eastern last Thursday night as the Warriors Daniel Faul readies himself at third base.

fielder Kyle Boudreau’s glove that scored Bryce Hill from first base to tie the game at one in the third inning. But just as quickly as it seemed to come together for the Blue Jays, it came apart in the bottom of the same inning.

Kyle Boudreau worked a walk to start the inning and moved to second on a passed ball and to third on a pickoff throw that went into center field. As McIntosh worked a walk, the deciding 3-2 pitch got past Arnett and allowed Kyle Boudreau to

score from third to put Eastern ahead 2-1. After Kirschner got a strikeout, he got Austin Williams to hit a grounder to third base. As McIntosh broke towards home, Blue Jay third baseman, and freshman, Daniel Campbell hesitated then hurried his throw to first base. McIntosh scored the Warriors third run while Williams headed to second base as Campbell’s throw went down the right field line. Kirschner battled back to strike out Daniel Faul for the second out before he gave up a run-scoring single to Aaron Williams that made it 4-1. Then, after Clay Broughton reached on an error by Hill, Eastern pitcher C.J. Knight helped himself with a single into right field that scored both Aaron Williams and Broughton to put Eastern ahead 6-1. “We definitely had some timely hits today,” Mignerey said. “I thought the beginning of the game we, kind of, just put the ball in play. They didn’t field it real well but then as the game went along I thought we actually started hitting the ball better, too.” The Blue Jays added a run in the fourth to make it 6-2 but the Warriors anCONTINUED ON PAGE 16

Western Brown batters she faced as she gave her team a chance to rally. “I thought Kaitlyn pitched well,” Strauss said. “I don’t know that they had that many hits off of us, either.” But Nickell wasn’t going to allow it even as she faced a little adversity in the top of the last inning. Tucker reached base to lead off the inning on a hard grounder off of Nickell’s glove. Rodgers then hit a ball to the left of short-

stop Palmer, who got to it and made a nice play to get the force out at second. Nickell quickly settled down and set down the final two batters in order to secure the Lady Broncos (5-3, 2-1 SBC-A) win. “When both teams have a good pitcher, just, whoever makes the mistake loses,” Wallace said. “It just happened to be them tonight. When we go there it may be just the opposite.”

Western Brown Youth Football & Cheerleading Sign-Ups Tues • April 17th • 6-8pm Hamersville Cafeteria 5-12 yrs of age up thru 6th grade for more information The next WBYFC Open Board meeting Tuesday April 10th, 6:00pm at the Food Court



While the Western Brown softball team didn’t exactly smack the cover off of the ball on Monday night against visiting Goshen, they were certainly on top of their game when the Lady Warriors were at the plate. Thanks to seven shutout, one hit innings from sophomore pitcher Morgan Nickell and a stellar defensive performance from her backing teammates, the offense the Lady Broncos were able to generate was more than enough in their 3-0 Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division win. “Our pitching and defense have been good,” Western Brown coach Blaine Wallace said. “Real good. “We know early in the year that’s what we gotta do.” It didn’t take long for the Lady Broncos to get the only run they would end up needing -- with a little help from the Lady Warriors. Bri Stacy reached base to lead off the bottom of the first with a grounder off the shortstop's glove but was quickly caught stealing by Goshen catcher Bailey Rodgers. It looked as if Lady Warriors pitcher Kaitlyn Tucker would get out of the inning unscathed after the caught stealing when she struck out Lindsey Harvey and had Nickell swing and miss at a third strike. Unfortunately for the Lady Warriors, the third strike on Nickell got past the catcher and on to the backstop. It allowed Nickell to safely reach first base when the inning should have been over. With Nickell on second base after advancing on an-

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BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press With two weeks having already quickly passed in this spring season, all four Brown County track and field teams have gotten their 2012 season underway and are building towards what they hope will be exciting conclusions. Keeping in mind the season is still young, here is a look at how each of the local track and field teams have done so far and what you can expect to see throughout the next month and a half. Though the season is still quite young, the Western Brown boys track and field team has gotten off to a great start. The Broncos won their season opening meet, the Clinton Massie Invitational, on March 24 thanks to a solid team effort and first place finishes from Mack Tudor in the shot put and discus, Zach Siemer in the long jump and Jake Lawson in the 100 meter dash. Last Saturday the Broncos came home first at the Bethel-Tate Polar Bear Relays thanks to another team effort. Additionally, Tudor threw a school record 60 feet in the shot put at Bethel. “We’re right where I want us to be right now,” Broncos coach Chad Sexton said. Sexton feels good about this year’s Broncos after last year’s surprising Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division title and their depth and experience on this year’s team. The Broncos have 43 boys on this year’s squad, including 15 seniors with experience. “We have a lot of kids,” Sexton said. “And 15 seniors. That’s a definite plus. I think all those (seniors), except for one maybe, have competed in track before. We bring a lot of experience back this year.” With so much depth, Sexton is able to keep kids in one spot to continue to get better and experiment with others. Tudor leads the way for the Broncos as he aims to head to his fourth straight state appearance in the shot put and discus. Sexton looks for fellow senior thrower Dakota Pack as well as senior distance runner Brady Patrick and sprinters Michael Lindsay and Lawson, among others, to have big seasons. Meanwhile, the Western Brown girls track and field team has gotten off to a good start themselves considering how young this year’s squad is. The Lady Broncos finished fifth at their season opening meet at Clinton

Massie before finishing in a tie for second at the Polar Bear Relays last Saturday. With just five seniors on their 33 girl roster, the Lady Broncos are young but talented. “For the most part everyone is progressing as well as I could hope for,” Lady Bronco coach Jeff Jones said. Jones will rely on his small but talented group of seniors to do quite a bit for the young team. The five seniors are Ally Hile, Kelsey Kleemeyer, Jennifer Lyons, Mikelle Moon and Lauren Stacy. “Every one of the seniors will be doing 2-3 events per meet,” Jones said. “They’re all main players.” Though the Lady Broncos are young, Jones believes that they have the talent to compete. It will come down to simply giving them the knowledge and putting them in the right places, which he thinks will happen. “I feel great about this group,” Jones said. “I think this group can definitely contend for a league championship.” Just down State Route 68, both Georgetown track and field teams are confident and excited under first-year head coach Tracy Hawkins. Numbers have reached record levels for girls team, 21 girls are out, while the boys team, 20 boys, has isn’t far behind. “I’m excited,” Hawkins said. “There’s a lot of talent. Young talent. A lot of coachable, hard working kids.” On the girls side of things, Hawkins is already seeing improvements. At the Polar Bear Relays, the girls finished tied for sixth with 27 points. Last year at the same event they scored 0 points. “We’re not going to go down without a fight,” Hawkins said of the Lady G-Men. “I look forward to being that surprise team this year.” Several girls have made an impression on Hawkins early in the season including runners Karley Miller, Kylie Watson, Becca Whitaker, Kenzie Carrington and Holly VanKeuren while freshman Savanna Swartz has done the same in the discus. As for the G-Men boys team, Hawkins has a lot of talented returning athletes. They’ve gotten off to a good start this year, as well, with a third place finish at the Polar Bear Relays. Leading the way for the G-Men is their talented junior class that includes Jess Adamson -- who finished fourth at state last year in the shot put -- and Bannon Swartz in the throwing events as well as runners


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Georgetown’s DJ Latham tries to jump just a little further in the long jump last Saturday morning at the Bethel Polar Bear Relays.

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Western Brown’s Ally Hile looks to overtake a runner from Dayton Belmont after receiving the handoff from teammate Faa Thianbang last Saturday morning at the Bethel Polar Bear Relays.

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Western Brown senior track athlete Brady Patrick looks to create some space between himself and the field during the Bethel Polar Bear Relays last Saturday morning.

Ripley’s Chris Baker tries to keep pace with his competitor from Dayton Belmont at the Bethel Polar Bear Relays last Saturday morning.

Nick McAfee, Kyle Damen, Tom Cropper, Quin Sandlin and DJ Latham. The group has been together since the seventh grade, when Hawkins began coaching them. “They stick together and hold each other accountable,” Hawkins said of the juniors. “There’s a lot of maturity in that group.” Hawkins looks for big things from Adamson and Swartz as well as several relay teams that will include various members of the junior class for the boys. Further down SR 68 on the river, the Ripley track and field teams are looking to continue to improve for coach Jerry Kelly. Both the girls and boys teams placed 10th at the Polar Bear Relays last Saturday but each are constructed very differently. The Blue Jays boys team is fairly young but has 22 athletes out this spring. Leading the way for the Blue Jays are juniors Drew Wilson, an two time AllSHL performer, as well as

Donte Bennett and Bryan McDowell. “I’m hoping for a good chance to win league,” Kelly said of the Blue Jays outlook this season. It is a bit of a different story for the girls this spring. The Lady Jays are almost entirely composed of freshman and sophomores. “It’s got to be good for the future,” Kelly said of the Lady Jays. “With our numbers and the rest of the league, we’ll be okay.” While they are young, the Lady Jays do have 15 girls out this spring. Two Lady Jay athletes he said to keep an eye on this spring will be Stephanie Sizemore and Julia Hayden. Finally, it won’t be for a lack of talent if the Eastern track and field team isn’t competitive this spring. It will simply be due to a lack of numbers. As it stands now, the Warriors boys team has just six members while the Lady Warriors have 13 members. Each team also has to rely on members

who don’t spend much time on the track as they are members of the Eastern baseball and softball teams, respectively. “It’s hard when you don’t have enough kids to enter every event,” Eastern coach Dylan Fain said. Though he has to share girls with the Lady Warriors softball team, Fain is confident his girls team will compete. “My girls, I think we’ll be okay,” he said. “I think we’ll be very competitive in the league because we’ll be able to enter most of the events and we’ll be able to do well in the ones we do enter.” The Lady Warriors have just one senior -- Kayla Ratliff, who is part time as a member of the softball team -- and three juniors. But the youngsters are very talented. At the University of Cincinnati Oliver Nickoloff Invitational on March 30, the Lady Warriors held their own against very tough competition in city schools Seton, McAuley, St. Ursula Academy,

Shroder Academy and Summit Country Day. Freshman high jumper Shelby Cowdrey even earned her first high school victory at the event. She won a jumpoff in the high jump finals. He looks for Cowdrey to compete well all year long in the high jump and for big things from sophomore long jumper Katie Chaney and sophomore runner Kaylie Ruckel. For the Warriors boys team, it will simply come down to numbers. “If I get enough baseball boys on board, the boys could have a chance (to win league),” Fain said. “It comes down to numbers. I’ve got all kinds of talent.” Leading the way for that boys talent is their lone senior, Conner Purdin. He finished fifth in the long jump at the UC meet and Fain expects him to do well in the high jump as well. Sophomore Layne Pickerill also has a chance to do some special things in the running events.


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Huskies win league and tourney titles! The Huskies recently completed their 2011-12 season in the 1st/2nd Grade Girls Division at the Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex in Cincinnati and finished in first place in the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record. Then, in the league tournament, the Huskies continued their winning ways by capturing the end of season tournament. In all, the girls finished the season with a 13-0 record. The girls are all from the Western Brown School District. Team members pictured front row, l-r: Olivia Fischer, Kyla Conley and Lauren Fite. Pictured back row, l-r: Aaliyah Akers, Jenna Easterling, Cassidy Luttrell and Cayla Enzweiler. The girls were coached by Richard Enzweiler. He was helped by all the parents and even some of their siblings. Congratulations on an awesome season Huskies!

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On Friday, March 16, the Fayetteville Boosters sponsored alumni basketball games and several alumni of the Lady Rocket basketball program took part. "It was a pleasure seeing these young ladies,” long time Lady Rockets coach Toby Sheets said. “They still can play the game. They are all successful in their life adventures.” The green team prevailed 35-33 in a nail biter. The ladies who participated pictured front row, l-r: Coach Sheets, Emily South (class of 2009), Shelby Brown (2010), Lindsay Tussey (2008) and Courtney Adams (2008). Pictured back row, l-r: Courtney Overstreet (2005), Kim Perry (2004), Jessica Hufford (1999), Jennifer Adkins (1999), Shelby Sheets (2011) and Tory Rosselot (2000). Not pictured: Liz Terrell (2009).

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AMELIA-- It was doing the little things right that helped the Western Brown baseball team secure an 87 Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division victory over Clermont Northeastern last Friday night at Midland Field in the Reds Futures High School Showcase. The Broncos took advantage of every opportunity afforded them by a Rockets team that struggled to make routine plays while also executing their small ball offensive game plan to perfection before Alex Smith’s run scoring infield single in the bottom of the seventh inning capped off Western Brown’s first win of the season. “They’re kind of like us. They have pretty good pitching but the defense is a little suspect at times and they haven’t gotten hitting,” Western Brown coach Brett Barber said. “We’re thankful we were a little more sound technically.” Though the Broncos had taken advantage of opportunities and played small ball very well as they scored their first two runs on back-to-back bunts in the second inning, the Rockets seemed to be turning the game around in the bottom of the fourth inning trailing 4-2. With the bases loaded and no outs, Rockets starting pitcher Tanner Sanders struck out three straight batters -- the Broncos No. 3-4-5 hitters -- to keep the deficit at two as the game entered the fifth inning. After pitching well the first four innings, Broncos starter Rich Burton ran into some trouble in the top of the fifth. A walk, a bloop single and a hit batter loaded the bases for the Rockets with no outs. Rocket senior Aaron Wright then hit a low liner that hit Burton in the ankle. As Burton scrambled to grab the ball and try to get the force at home, a run scored before he could

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Caden Piatt looks to touch home plate before CNE’s Tanner Sanders (12) can tag him out in Western Brown’s win on Friday night. Piatt was safe on the play.

get the out. With the Broncos still ahead by one, 4-3, and the bases still loaded and no one out, Scotty Ryan was brought in to relieve Burton. After getting Sanders to pop out, Ryan hit a batter to force a run in, gave up a sac fly to Greg Warman and walked back-to-back batters to force in another run. The inning, which featured just one hit, helped the Rockets take a 6-4 lead. But they weren’t able to hold it for long. Western Brown second baseman Justin Nickell led off the bottom of the inning with a single to right. Sanders look to have the inning in control, however, as he struck out the next batter and got Lane Day to hit a grounder to the second baseman. As the Rockets tried to turn two, the relay was out of Warman’s reach at first base. The error kept the inning alive as Day ended up at second base when he could have been the final out of the inning. And the Broncos again took advantage. A triple to right center by Corey Carroll got Day in before Hiro Purdon hit a chopper to third base that ended with another throwing error and allowed Carroll to score to tie the game at six. Another error, this time by shortstop Joey Cockerham on Nick Woodyard’s grounder, allowed Purdon to score and gave the Bron-

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Lane Day connects on a squeeze bunt in the second inning of the Broncos win over CNE last Friday night. The play allowed Trevor Lind to score and gave the Broncos a 2-1 lead.

cos the lead back at 7-6. “Too many unearned runs. You get really good pitching and it’s hard to keep your composure through the better part of five unearned runs or six unearned runs or whatever it ended up being,” CNE coach Mike Kirk said. “That’s tough to come back from.” It looked as if the Broncos were going to pull out the win as Ryan settled down on the mound and helped the Broncos keep the one run lead into the top of the seventh inning. But with Bronco ace Caden Piatt on the mound, CNE sophomore Jay Teaney came up big. His single to right field with two outs scored the game-tying run for the Rockets and kept them alive for the win. “When we needed a hit, we got it when it counted,” Kirk said. Tied at seven heading into the bottom of the final inning, the Broncos again took advantage of a CNE mistake. Carroll lifted a routine fly ball to lead off the inning that the right fielder misjudged and allowed to fall for a hit. Carroll ended up at second base on the play. With Carroll on third base after a Purdon sacrifice bunt, the Rockets intentionally walked Woodyard and Piatt to load the bases to allow for a force out at any base. “We’re going to have play small ball and that was it,” Barber said. “Bunting won us the game.” Wright, who had relieved Sanders in the sixth inning, then struck out pinch hitter Devyn Wood for the second out before he got Smith to hit a grounder towards shortstop. Cockerham fielded it cleanly and got the throw off on target but Smith hustled down the line and was called safe on a bang-bang play as Carroll scored the winning run. “The grass is so high that all you have to do is put it in play and hustle it out,” Barber said. “And our guys are some of the fastest in the league.” The win was Barber’s first as coach of the Broncos.


Warriors: Win an ‘ugly’ SHL game over county foe Ripley CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 swered with three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to push their lead out to 9-2 with two innings left. With their deficit at seven, the Blue Jays rallied in the sixth. Arnett led the inning off with a walk before Houston Brown hit double into the right center field gap to score Arnett from first and make it 9-3. Kyler Johnson got Brown in with a single to center field before Campbell worked a walk to put two on with one out against Broughton, who had came into the game in the fifth inning for Knight. After Broughton struck Hill out, Jamie Skinner singled to center field. As Eastern center fielder Josh Boudreau bent down to grab the ball, it bounced

past his glove. Both Johnson and Campbell were able to score before Josh Boudreau could get the ball back in. It got Ripley within three, 9-6. “Once we get the one big error for this team, it takes a lot to get us back out,” Folkerth said. “As you can see -- what was it, the (sixth) inning? -- we came back out swinging and we got right back in to it. Then we had an error in the sixth inning and down we go again.” Once Austin Williams came in to relieve Broughton and got two quick outs to thwart the Ripley rally, the Warriors opened their lead back up. Josh Boudreau led off the inning with a strikeout against Johnson but reached base after the ball got away from Arnett. Austin Williams followed

with a bloop double down the left field line to put runners on second and third with no out. Before Daniel Faul worked a walk, Josh Boudreau scored on a botched pickoff attempt by Arnett. With the bases loaded after Aaron Williams was hit by a pitch, Broughton hit a ground ball to Skinner at short. He tried to start the double play at second but Hill wasn’t able to corral the throw as Austin Williams and Faul scored to give Eastern a 12-6 lead before Johnson got three straight outs to end the inning. Three strikeouts by Austin Williams in the top of the seventh wrapped up the Warriors second win of the young season. “Anytime you can get a win in the SHL, you just take it,” Mignerey said.

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Even with the massive number of wins he collected as coach of the Eastern girls basketball team, longtime former Lady Warriors coach Richard Kiser was still surprised when he got the call that he was going to be elected into the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) Hall of Fame last December. Just over four months after finding out the news, Kiser was still awestruck at the honor. “As you know there are a lot of great coaches in state of Ohio,” Kiser said when reached by phone on Tuesday afternoon. “For me to be even considered, let alone inducted, is quite a privilege.” Kiser graduated from Eastern Brown in 1968, where he played basketball and ran track. In 1974 he graduated from Wilmington College and returned to Eastern to begin his teaching and coaching career. He spent all 36 years of his teaching and coaching career in the Eastern Brown Local School District. Being able to coach his entire career at his alma mater was something that was special to Kiser. “I think thats always super,” he said. “A lot of coaches don't get the opportunity. Eastern has been great to me.” Three years were spent coaching junior high boys and girls before becoming the Eastern girls varsity coach. During those 33 years of coaching at Eastern High School, Kiser also coached freshman boys basketball, reserve girls basketball, varsity girls volleyball and girls track. In girls’ track, he coached two state qualifiers and captured several Southern Hills Athletic League titles. Kiser also spent all 33 years coaching the Lady Warriors on the basketball court and won 601 games against 167 losses with 20 Southern Hills Athletic League titles, 19 sectional titles, 10 district titles, three regional titles and was state runner-up in 2000. Once he took the girls basketball job at Eastern -although he had other opportunities later -- he didn’t want to leave. “I had other opportunities but I enjoyed what I was doing,” Kiser said. “I enjoyed coaching them. Like I said, the community was great to work with. I had some terrific players. I was really fortunate that way.”

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Retired Eastern girls basketball coach Richard Kiser. He is shown being inducted into the Brown County Hall of Fame at Georgetown High School in December 2010.

Among the coaching awards he received were 11 Southern Hills Athletic League honors, eight District, two Associated Press, two OHSBCA and one Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Coach of the Year awards. He was selected to coach the Ohio-Kentucky game, the Ohio-West Virginia game and the North-South game. He was selected Cincinnati Post Class A Coach of the Year four times and the Cincinnati Enquirer Coach of the Year once. Additionally, Kiser was selected to represent the State of Ohio as the National Federation of State High School Associations Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Ohio Girls Basketball Magazine Hall of Fame as well as the Brown County Hall of Fame. He also received the Bob Arnzen Longevity Award and the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Awards from the OHSBCA. Throughout his coaching career, Kiser has always stressed that the team is no better than its weakest player. He has worked hard to fine ways for each player to contribute to the team’s success. To challenge his teams, as well as each player, he scheduled the best teams in Northern Kentucky as well as Ohio. Thinking back on what was a long and successful career, Kiser had several

teams that he remembered as some of his more memorable. He pointed out the group from 1999-2002 that reached the state final. Several other groups came to mind because of how they worked together to exceed expectations. But to say that those teams were the only ones who left indelible marks on his memory wouldn’t be correct. It took a lot more than a few teams to help Kiser amass his 601 career victories -- the sixth most wins by a girls basketball coach in the state of Ohio -- and he loved coaching them all. “I never had a team that I didn't enjoy coaching.,” he said. “Like I said, I had a great bunch of teams... They all were a great bunch of kids.” Richard has been married to his wife, Peggy, for 35 years. They have two sons, Clay and Clint, and two daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Melinda. They have four grandchildren: Emma, Olivia, Gaven and Matthew. He will be inducted into the OHSBCA Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Airport Marriott in Columbus. Also gaining induction to the Hall of Fame with Kiser are: Tom Davis of East Canton High School, Rick Van Matre of Greenfield McClain High School and Jack Van Reeth of West Holmes High School.

MRP kicks off new season While the field of Mt Orab Ford Late Models Division was nowhere near full on opening night March 30, the quality of cars and drivers was very good and made for some great racing. The $1500 to Win, 30 lap feature event it was Bradford, OH’s Wayne Chinn out front at the start but that would be short lived as Edinburg, IN’s Chad Stapleton would take over on lap two and set sail for the remaining 28 laps to take the feature win. Barry Doss would charge to a second place finish at end of race with Duane Chamberlain, John Whitney and Wayne Chinn rounding out the top fives. Derrick Davis, of Batavia, claimed the first heat of the Holman Motors Modified Division ahead of Dave McWilliams while Columbus, IN’s Devin Gilpin would take the checkers in heat number two over Doug Adkins. In the $1,000 to Win, 25 lap feature it was Gilpin out front at the green flag with Doug Adkins in tow before a spin off of turn four would cause a complete restart. As the cars slowed for the caution Adkins would pull off the racetrack and retire from the event. On the restart it was once again Gilpin out front and, despite a couple of late race restarts with pressure, the former track champion would not be denied his first win of the season in his Impressive Racecar, Mike Shell Racing Engines, Dasco

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Chad Stapleton took home the win in the Mt. Orab Ford Late Models Division feature at Moler Raceway Park last Friday night.

Race Supply sponsored machine. Matt Hamilton would come home a close second after starting in fifth spot with McWilliams, Michael Poe and Doss rounding out the top five. Many of the same faces were in the field for the Amain Holman Motors Chevettes Division. Rusty Yarger jumped out front at the start with Davis in tow. Defending track champ Miles Tarvin was the car on the move as he worked his way past Davis on lap four and then into the top spot on lap nine. Tarvin would go on and take his Carrington Farm Supply, Paul Brath Farms, Lykins Oil, Brown County Pork Producers, P & G Farms machine to victory lane for the first time in 2012. Davis would come home second with Yarger, Jeff Watson and Josh Francis rounding out the top five finishers. For the first time ever MRP raced the Crazy Com-

pact Division and, while there were only seven cars that showed up for the first race, they lived up to their name in the opening heat race. After an initial no start in the heat race, the drivers were lined back up and instructed how they were expected to start a race at Moler and by the end of the first lap Stephanie Butler was hard into the outside wall in turn four. On the restart it was Jerry Gibson III out front with Michael Skeens chasing him all the way to the checkered flag. Only five competitors were able to make the call in the feature and once again it was Gibson III taking the win and forever claiming title as first ever feature winner in the Compact Division at MRP. This Friday, April 6, will be Brown Count Chamber of Commerce Night. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30.



BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press


Broncos take advantage of Retired Lady Warriors coach Kiser Hall of Fame bound Rockets miscues in win

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Six students represented Southern State Community College at the March 14 “One Voice!” Ohio Community College Legislative Day held at the State Capitol in Columbus. “Southern State appreciates the strong interest among students who participated in the summit, and the commitment and cooperation among our faculty and staff who nominated them,” said James Bland, SSCC Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), the annual summit offers an opportunity to bring together legislators and the community college constituents of Ohio. The OACC represents the collective interests of the state’s community and technical college. Attending on behalf of Southern State were business major David Felty of McDermott who is the outgoing Student Government Association president, human and social services major Marilyn Chaffin of Frankfort who is the cur-


Representing Southern State Community College at the March 14 “One Voice!” Ohio Community College Legislative Day are (l-r) SSCC Administrative Assistant Sherry MacDowell with students Jessica Geiger of Hillsboro, David Felty of McDermott, Bonnie Morehead of Greenfield, Dan Klein of Hillsboro and Marilyn Chaffin of Frankfort. Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

rent Phi Theta Kappa president, multimedia major Michael Taylor of Hillsboro, early childhood education major Bonnie Morehead of Greenfield, transfer and early childhood education major Jessica Geiger of Hillsboro who also competes as a student athlete, and transfer degree major Dan Klein of Hillsboro who is the incoming Student Govern-

ment Association president. The students One Voice itinerary included an OACC briefing and luncheon in the Governor’s Ballroom at the Sheraton on Capitol Square, attendance at a House Session in the Statehouse, meeting with State Representatives Cliff Rosenberger and Terry Johnson between Caucus and House Sessions, in-of-

fice visit with State Representative Bob Peterson. State Representative Danny Bubp joined the Southern State delegates for lunch. To learn more about opportunities for students at Southern State Community college, please call 1-800628-7722, email, or visit

H’ville Book Fair winners There was excitement and great wonders at Hamersville School during the Book Fair held November 3 -11. The recipients of the drawings held during Parent/Teacher Conferences are shown in the above picture. In the back row are Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Barr and in the front row are Caitlynn Steger and Matthew Friend, each received $25.00 worth of books. Students and parents used the Teacher’s Wish List to get 51 books into the different classrooms. The library was able to purchase $641.64 books and will be getting tests for these books with the profit made. This was only achievable with the continuous support of all who participated. With the help of Karen Ellison, Shelly Ernst, Ruth Hayslip, Linda Henry, Kassi King, Renee King, Tammy McFann, Jenny Schaub, Tina Staggs and Tara Wagner the book fair ran smooth and the students were helped with their choices. Jordan Baugus, Renea Bishop, Spencer Botts, MacKenzie Brooks, Brandon Brown, Megan Brown, Breiana Bryant, Justin Clark, Becca Ann Day, Zack Fields, Ally Gray, Cody James, Brittney Jennings, Cody Macko, KK Massey, Mary Parker, Cody Richey, Brooklyn Roush, Troy Rutherford, JD Scott, Robert Sherman, Rebecca Spencer, Miranda Wallace and Angelic Williams worked diligently to prepare the book fair for opening day.

Fayetteville FFA competes in state proficiency evaluation Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

FFA cleans up after tornado disaster On March 24th, six FFA chapters around southern Ohio: Eastern Brown, Peebles, West Union, Fayetteville, Georgetown, and Edgewood-Butler-Tech, all went together to assist farmers in cleaning up their fields from fallen tree limbs and debris caused by the tornado. They spent all afternoon helping a local farmer clean up two of their fields. The Eastern Brown FFA chapter would like to thank all of these individuals for their help in assisting those in need.

SSCC welcomes local author Local author Denvis O. Earls of Wilmington will visit Southern State Community College’s North Campus, Wilmington, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, to discuss his book, “The American Indian.” The April 10 event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Earls will have copies of his book available for purchase. For more information, please contact Angel Mootispaw, manager of SSCC’s North Campus Learning Resources Center, at 1-800628-7722, ext. 4580, or

Fayetteville’s top FFA members were judged at the State Evaluation held March 1st through the 3rd at the Ohio FFA Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This year, the Fayetteville FFA had 10 proficiency applications, which evaluate excellence in SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience). Nine applications placed in the Top 2 in the district from the evaluations that took place in Columbus in their respective proficiency area. The State Evaluation determines how the members rank within their district and if those members advance to receive an interview at the Ohio FFA State Convention held in May. The ones that receive interviews represent the Top 4 in the state of Ohio in their proficiency area. Those members and their placing are: Marissa Vearil- Top 2 in District 9 and State Finalist in Agricultural Sales Placement, Jeremy Robbins – 1st Place District 9 and State


Food drive benefits tornado victims


Eastern High School National Honor Society held a canned food drive to help out families in Adams County affected by the recent tornados. High school students and staff generously donated 1,250 cans in 5 days! The Bethlehem Church of Christ in Russellville helped get them to the Adams County EMA Director who delivered them to the families. It was great to see staff and students getting involved to help out our neighbors in need! Pictured are NHS officers (from l to r): Trevor Corboy, Brittany Barber & Garrison Reeves.

Sardinia Elementary School Art Fair and Quarter Auction set

RULH students in mini-society

The students of Sardinia Elementary School will be hosting an Art Fair on Thursday, April 19 starting at 5 p.m. at the Sardinia Elementary School located at 7742 Tri-County Highway. Students have been working hard on special art projects this spring as part of a community service project. It addition to the art exhibit, all 4th and 5th grade students will be displaying a selected piece of artwork in the School Art Competi-

The 5th grade Social Studies classes of Mrs. Kathy Harding at RULH Middle School have been involved in the Mini-Society program that is sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation with staff funding provided thru an AT&T Grant provided to the Brown County 4-H Committee. The facilitators, Mrs. Becky Cropper and Mrs. Beverly Holsted, provide classroom instruction in government, economics, math and problem solving through hands on instruction. Each class creates a name and designs a flag for their “society” then elects officers. Students work together to develop a business plan and design a company in hopes to earn a profit. After conducting market surveys and working together to plan their sales, the students opened their businesses. The students learned many concepts such as supply/demand, opportunity costs and entrepreneurship throughout this process and enjoyed working together in a group.

tion. The top twelve students in each grade will represent Sardinia Elementary at the Brown County Art Exhibit in May. Awards for the judged show will be presented at 6:30 p.m. There are many other fun events planned. We will unveil works of art selected to add to our growing Student Art Gallery. There will also be door prizes for adults and students. The evening will conclude with a Quarter Auction.

Local crafters and vendors will have items to sale and auction items to preview from 5 - 7 p.m. The Support the Arts Quarter Auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the sale of the children’s art projects and the Quarter Auction will be used to purchase supplies for our art program. Please come and enjoy a night of art with talented local artists and help support future young artists.


Finalist in Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship, Alan Russell – Top 2 in District 9 and State Finalist in Agricultural Processing, Marissa Vearil- 1st Place District 9 and State Finalist in Beef Production Entrepreneurship, Leah Haines – 1st Place District 9 and State Finalist in Equine Science Placement, Katherine Weathers – 3rd Place District 9 Equine Science Placement, Cody Adams – 1st Place District 9 and State Finalist in Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship, Cody Adams – 1st Place District 9 and State Finalist in Grain Production Placement, Abbey Rowe – 1st Place District 9 in Swine Production Placement, and Kaitlin James, 1st Place District 9 in Wildlife Management Placement. Fayetteville FFA Officers also completed chapter officer books and submitted them for evaluation. Officers can receive an award of gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention. Chapter Secretary Leah Haines submitted the annual Secretary’s book and received a gold rating. The Secretary’s book contains a list of officers, committee structure, role of members, as well as minutes from previous meetings. Cody Adams received a perfect score and gold rating on the FFA Treasurers book. Cody keeps an accurate record of all the chapters’ receipts and disbursements, as well as a budget, member’s dues, and other chapter financial records. Brittany Miller and Tyler Parcell submitted the chapter’s annual scrapbook, which contains all the news articles, pictures and web pages that were created from February 1st 2011 to January 31st 2012. They received a silver rating. Leah and Cody will receive the State Secretary and Treasurer Award presented at the State FFA Convention. The Fayetteville FFA would like to congratulate all Brown County members on their accomplishments and would like to wish them the best of luck at State FFA Convention.




SSCC represented at Ohio Community College legislative day

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Easter Services at First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab, will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 704 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information visit or call (937) 444-2712.




Russellville Community Sunrise Service will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 7 a.m at the Russellville United Methodist Church , 117 Middle Street. The community choir will be singing a canta “Crown Him King” and we would like to invite everyone to attend. Easter Worship Service at Hamersville School, sponsored by Mt. Nebo United Methodist church will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. The morning will begin with breakfast served free at 9:15. A nursery will be provided. The school is located at 1950 St. Rt. 125. MONDAY APRIL 9 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. “Core Meeting” at Eastern Local Schools will be held on Monday, April 9 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to this meeting. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by call-

Jackson Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9 in Ashridge. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Perry Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in Fayetteville on Monday, April 9. This meeting is open to the public. Aberdeen Village Council Rescheduled Meeting will be held on Monday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet on Monday, April 9 at new Harmony Lodge, 110 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For times and details contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. Hamersville Village Council will meet for its April meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9, and this is an open meeting, the public is welcome. Brown County Sugar Helpers, diabetic support group will meet at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. The meeting will include guest speakers, educational material diabetic recipes and more. Please plan to attend. Higginsport Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Brown County Diabetes Coalition will meet on Monday, April 9 at 6:30 until 8 p.m at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about diabetes. Different topics and dis-

cussion are offered at each meeting. For more information call the health department at (937) 378-6892.



Special Easter Services at Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2460 Greenbush West Road in Williamsburg, will be offered on Friday, April 6 beginning at 6 p.m. then Sunrise Services on Easter Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast following the service in the fellowship room. Everyone is welcome.

ing Regina Davidson at (937) 4463714.

Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 9, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public. Sardinia Village Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 9. This meeting is open to the public. Provided/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Alcoholics Anonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877. Byrd Township Trustees will meet in Decatur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. This meeting is open to the public. Huntington Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen on Tuesday, April 10. This is open meeting and the public is welcome and invited to attend. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, April 10. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as nonmembers. Please call (937) 4445230 for more information. Ripley Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 . This meeting is open to the public. Russellville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, April 10. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-

RULH alumni weekend being planned Mark your calendars now for RULH Alumni Week-End: Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, 2012. The week-end will begin Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the RULH High School. Make plans to visit your composite, have something to eat, enjoy live demonstrations and view equipment provided by community organizations. We will offer an encore performance of the 1937 Flood presentation. This is a must see. “I’ll Remember You” is the theme of the 79th annual dinner meeting at the RULH Elementary School Auditorium on Saturday, May 26. Doors open at 4 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The Class of 1962 is this year’s honored class. Reserved seating is available for classes holding reunions; call Kandy Dudley at 937392-4460 by May 21 with an accurate count. Parties of 6 or more may also reserve tables at this number. Tickets are available now and will remain on sale through Monday, May 21. The price of admission is $20 per person with proceeds going towards the annual meeting expenses and the alumni scholarship fund for 2012 seniors. Tickets may be purchased locally at John Wood Insurance Agency and RULH High School during business hours. To purchase by mail, please send your request and check made payable to RULH Alumni Association, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Alumni Tickets, 5319 Caryl Acres Drive, Ripley, OH 45167. Tickets will not be held (will call) or sold at the front door on the evening of the meeting. You must have a ticket to enter the event.

members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. WEDNESDAY, April 11 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 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. 34th Annual Touring Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition at the Appalachian Gateway Center on

COURT NEWS Property Sales Leonard J. Brown Jr. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 3/28/2012 Richard D. Stewart to Richard D. Stewart, 2.37 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 3/27/2012 David Burns to Sandra M. and David Burns, 9.86 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 3/28/2012 Euless R. Long and Jean M. Jump to Euless R. Long, Lot 14 in Freeh Estate Sub. and 2 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 3/23/2012 Daniel C. and Margaret Miller to Sara N. Miller, Trustee, 25.90 acres, 74.99 acres and 22.67 acres of land in Franklin Township and 63.02 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 3/26/2012 Mary J Brockman and Kelly K. and Kathleen A. Brockman to Kelly K. and Kathryn A. Brockman, 46.91 acres of land in Franklin Township, filed 3/23/2012 David W. and Toni Canahan and David W. and Deborah A. Stall to David and Deborah A. Stall, Lot 2928 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 3/23/2012, $32,250 Richard and Gail Robbins to Richard Robbins, 13.31 acres of land in Green Township, filed 3/23/2012 Edward G. and Hazel Meeker to Hazel Mae Meeker, .46 acres of land in Green Township, filed 3/27/2012 Jason and Katherine Lovins to Bank of New York Mellon, Lot 11 in Five Mile Crossing II, Green Township, filed 3/23/2012, $43,334 Gene E. and Dorothy I. Nicholas to Daryl F. and Charlotte D. King, 6.64 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 3/22/2012, $11,000 Christopher D. Wilson to Zachary W. and Melissa J. Taylor, Lot 3741, Lot 3742 and Lot 3743 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 3/22/2012 Richard E. and Judith A. Young to Kelly Murphy, Lot 950, Lot 951, Lot 952 and Lot 953 in Lake Waynoka Township, filed 3/26/2012, $120,000 Ron and Eugene Justice to James and Andrea Conley, Lot 1608 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 3/27/2012, $2,000 Allan and Kimberly Wright to Jerome F and Dixie M. Durbin, trustees, 11.66 acres of land and 2.95 acres of land in Jefferson Township, filed 3/22/2012, $245,000 Federal National Mortgage Association to Randchar, Incorporated, 2.82 acres of land, Lot 6 in Lewis Township, filed 3/28/2012, $28,000 Maple Grove Development Corporation to Nicole J. Binder, Lot 39 in Jimmy Burnette Estates in Lewis Township, filed 3/28/2012, $100,000 Robert Moe to Phyllis M. Mitchell, .12 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 3/23/2012 Dennis A. Lewis and Federal National Mortgage Association to Phyllis M. Mitchell, .71 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 3/23/2012, $65,500 Sally E. Baird, trustee to Davis Stanford Baird, trustee, Lot 1242 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 3/27/2012 Joshua Vaske to Eric and kelly Lamb, Lot 490, Lot 489 and Lot 491 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 3/22/2012, $33,000 William E. and Minnie M. Trivett to William E. and Minnie M. Trivett, 26.35 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 3/28/2012 Jack L. Alexander and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, 7.08 acres of land, Lot 9 in Snowhill Sub., Perry Township, filed 3/22/2012, $80,000 Anna and Charles Sherrod to Joe T. Sherrod, 8.55 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 3/22/2012, $10,000 Richard and Gail Robbins to Richard Robbins, 1.86 acres of land in Pike Township, filed 3/23/2012 H & P. Properties Ohio Part to John B. Houser II, successor, 1.71 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Township, filed 3/22/2012 Thomas A. and Nancy Hanselman to Nancy K. Hanselman, Lot 5 in Camp Run Acres Sub., Pleasant Township and Lot 5R in Fulton P Park Sub., Pleasant Township, Georgetown, filed 3/27/2012 Brian R. and Kara D. Ernst to Glen J. and Sheri G. Griffith, 15.77 acres of land in Pleasant Township, filed 3/27/2012, $55,000 David S. McElroy to Kimberly M. Brock, .24 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Township, filed 3/28/2012, $16,000 Jason M. Bodley to William and Alice Sweet, Lot 4 in Virginia Acres Sub., Georgetown, filed 3/27/2012, $34,200 Douglas and Kathryn Thompson to Federal national Mortgage Association, Lot 15 in Indian Valley Subdivision, Scott Township, filed 3/28/2012, $1,952,000 Robert and Mildred Murphy to George R. Conley, 27.34 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 3/28/2012, $18,000 Wells Fargo Bank and Betty Dale to Danny Dickson, Jr. 1.45 acres of land, Lot 54 in Sterling Township, filed 3/22/2012, $65,000 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Angela Harvey and Sean Sundin to Jason Augenstein, Lot 42 in New Harmony Salem Estates, Sterling Township, filed 3/22/2012 Homer E. and Mary E. Sayers to Mary E. Sayers, .64 acres of land in Union Township, filed 3/28/2012 Timothy I. Newkirk etal to Maria Newkirk, .86 acres of land in Union Township, filed 3/28/2012 Shirley Shelton, trustee to Matthew A. Miller, .48 acres of land in Ripley, Union Township, filed 3.26.2012, $77,000 Thomas E. and Kristie K. Miller to Thomas E. and Kristie K. Miller, 5.75 acres, 37.12 acres and 44.72 acres of land in Washington Township, filed 3/27/2012

Keli and David E. Tudor Jr., to Derek A. and Brittany N. Ridner, Lot 16 in the Village at Wills Point in Mt. Orab., filed 3/28/2012, $135,900

Marriages Anita Louise Wheeldon, 52, Fayetteville, payable clerk to marry Gregory J. Bunnell, 54, Fayetteville, landscape contractor, filed 3/23/2012 Kathleen A. Bauer, 69, Ripley, retired to marry William David Biglow, 64, Ripley, truck driver, filed 3/23/2012 Velma M. Moore, 42, Georgetown, Subway to marry Joshua Simmonds, 29, Georgetown, unemployed, filed 3/27/2012 Joyce M. Davis, 38, Maysville, unemployed to marry James Robert Flaugher, 29, Higginsport, unemployed, filed 3/26/2012

Probate James K. Belcher, Sardinia, case #20121057, DOD 2/15/2012, filed 3/27/2012 Mary E. Bolender, Georgetown, case # 20121053, DOD 10/31/2011, filed 3/26/2012 Jean M. Jump, case #20121058, DOD 7/24/2011, filed 3/28/2012 Edward G. Meeker, Mt. Orab, case #20121056, DOD 1/3/2011, filed 3/27/2012 Tammie Preston, Mt. Orab, case #20121054, DOD 6/28/2011, filed 3/27/2012 Evelyn S. Reynolds, Georgetown, case #20121055, DOD 3/18/2012, filed 3/27/2012

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Kristina Young versus Kenneth Ray Miller, Jr., case #20120267, filed 3/22/2012, Action: other civil stalking Mario Jimenez versus Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, case #20120268, filed 3/22/2012, Action: workers comp U.S. Bank National Association versus Jeramy Helton, case #20120269, filed 3/22/2012, Action: foreclosures Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Michael Day, case #20120271, filed 3/23/2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Denvil Burchell, case #20120272, filed 3/23/2012, Action: other civil Green Tree Servicing, LLC versus Edward D. Wuest (deceased), case #20120273, filed 323/2012, Action: foreclosures Douglas Korneffel versus Wendall Allen Williams, case #20120276, filed 3/26/2012, Action: civil stalking Velocity Investments, LLC versus John Moore, Jr., case #20120278, filed 3/26/2012, Action: other civil US Bank National Association versus Adam L. Applegate, case #20120279, filed 3/26/2012, Action: foreclosures JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Emily Jo Hertlein, case #20120280, filed 3/26/2012, Action: foreclosures Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Michael Kemmeter, case #20120284, filed 3/27/2012, Action: other civil Deutsche Bank National Trust Company versus Timothy A. Prine, case #20120285, filed 3/27/2012, Action: foreclosures Autovest, LLC versus Wayne Bingaman, case #20120287, filed 3/28/2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA, versus Claudeen Tarvin, case #20120288, filed 3/28/2012, Action: other civil Southern Hills Community versus Bridget Marie Beard, case #20120289, filed 3/28/2012, Action: foreclosures Bonnie Dean versus Edwin Robinson, case #20120290, filed 3/28/2012, Action: other civil (stalking) DOMESTIC CASES Rebekah L. Tune, Ripley versus Michael S. Tune, Cold Springs, KY, case #20120266, filed 3/22/2012, Action: termination of marriage Courtney M. Weston, Bethel versus Abram J. Weston, New Castle, IN, case #20120270, filed 3/23/2012, Action: termination of marriage Heather Metzger, Georgetown, versus Adam Gilpin, Georgetown, case #20120274, filed 3/23/2012, Action: domestic violence Rhonda J. Miller, Hamersville versus Ricky Flannery, Hamersville, case #20120275, filed 3/26/2012, Action: domestic violence William S. Boothby, Mt. Orab versus Cheri L. Boothby, Sardinia, case #20120277, filed 3/26/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Chassidy Smith, Georgetown versus Thomas J. Fithen, Georgetown, case #20120281, filed 3//26/2012, Action: domestic violence Paul Jordan, Hamersville versus Joyce Jordan, Hamersville, case #20120282, filed 3/26/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Joshua F. Barth, Bethel versus Christina M. Barth, Cincinnati, case #20120283, filed 3/27/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Thomas J. Fithen, Georgetown versus Chassidy Smith, Georgetown, case #20120286, filed 3/27/2012, Action: domestic violence Marlene Harper, Hamersville versus Thomas A. Harper, Georgetown, case #20120291, filed 3/28/2012, Action: domestic violence

Southern State Community College’s south campus, near Fincastle will be run from Wednesday, April 11 through Thursday, April 26. The public is invited to attend. For more information or special viewing hours, please contact Amanda Lewis at (800) 628-7722, ext. 3520 or James Werline at (800) 628-7722, ext. 3669. Book Club for Adults will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Fayetteville-Perry Library, 406 North East Street. For more information call (513) 875-2665. Fayetteville Village Council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend. Team Dynamite Burger Bash at Wendy’s in Mt. Orab, sponsored by the T-Ball Team will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. Wendy’s will donate a portion of all purchases made inside, as well as through the drive-thru, during these hours. The funds will be used to help purchase uniforms and gear. Please come out and support these efforts. Relay for Life Team Captains Meeting will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Greystone Country Homes model home, 221 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Committees will meet at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

open to any adult. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 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) 6255269 or email Green Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in Greenbush. This meeting is open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Union Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the library. Everyone is welcome to attend this open meeting. Book Club for Adults will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at the Fayetteville-Perry Library, 406 North East Street. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call (513) 875-2665. Volunteer Training offered by Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship will be held at Cherry Ridge Farms, 4158 Vinegar Hill Road in Georgetown on Thursday, April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Dan Mitchell or Sabrina Mignerey or call (937) 213-3344. FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Belly Dancing Classes will be offered Wednesday, April 11, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 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, April 11, at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the River Bend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on April 12, 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 444-5230. Georgetown Village Council will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. The public is welcome and invited to attend. Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority will meet in regular session on Thursday, April 12 at 1 p.m. This meeting will be held at the ABCEOT building, 406 W. Plum Street in Georgetown, room 102. Grief Support Group, sponsored by Stein Hospice, will be held for adults who have lost an adult loved one. This support group is free and

Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.noon Friday, April 13 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. Parents Night Out, sponsored by West Fork Baptist Church on 10127 West Fork Road near Wahlsburg will be held on Friday April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. for parents who need a little alone time. Children enjoy three hours of safe fun. For more information call (937) 378-3335 or (937) 217-1824. SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Clothing Ministry, Phileo Ministries will be open on Saturday, April 14 and Saturday April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.. This event is a ministry of Tri-County Baptist Church, 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. For more information call (937) 4461416. Spring Concert by The Chatfield Sound will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the St. Martin campus. Admission is free. Pancake Breakfast will be offered by the Georgetown American Legion, 1001 South Main Street on Saturday, April 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. The Legion will be serving eggs, biscuits and gravy and sausage at a cost of $5.50 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. Carry-out is available by calling (937) 378-6059. UPCOMING EVENTS Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 for its regular scheduled board meeting. Meetings are held at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road in Georgetown, and the public is invited. Brown County Public Library board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in the meeting room of the Sardinia Library, 13309 Purdy Road.



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Call for entries residents age 55 or older encouraged to participate Are you age 55 or older with a talent for art or poetry/essay writing? If so, the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) encourages you to participate in its 30th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that is approaching soon. This year’s event will be held May 14 - 18 and May 21 - 25 at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. Anyone who is 55 years of age or older and a resident of Ohio may participate. The Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. requests no more than three entries in the Art Show per participant, and one entry per person in each category for the Essay/Poetry Contest. In addition, all Art Show entries must be suitable for wall display. Those who wish to indicate their work is for sale may do so. Art entries must be no larger than two feet by two and a half feet, including the frame. Examples of art cate-

PAM MATURA, Executive Director, AAA7

gories that may be entered in the Contest include acrylic, charcoal, counted cross stitch, mixed media, oil, pastels, pencil, and photography. Judging themes include abstract, animals and birds, cartoons, floral, landscape, portraits (humans), seascape, and still life. Artwork can be submitted through your local Senior Citizens Center in the ten counties included in the AAA7’s District (Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton) up until Monday, April 16, 2012, or the AAA7 Administrative Offices located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande by Monday, April 23, 2012. Essay and Poetry entries should be no more than 1,000 words in length and if possible, should be typed. There is no subject for entries and participants are asked to be creative. Essay and Poetry entries must be submitted to the Area Agency on Aging District 7 Office no later than April 23, 2012. If in-

terested in submitting an entry, participants are asked to mail two copies of their entry to: Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.; Attn: Jenni Dovyak-Lewis; F32-URG, PO Box 500; Rio Grande, Ohio 45674. Those who are interested in either submitting an artwork or essay/poetry entry must obtain an application and rules form which is located on the Agency’s website at Once at the site, click on the “AAA7 Information” link. Click next on the “Special Events” link and then “Art Show and Poetry/Essay Contest”. Here, you will find a flyer and application form for the event. You may also call the AAA7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 to request a form mailed to your residence. Winners for the Contest will be announced the day of the Tea Reception on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery. All participants, their guests, and Museum and Gallery visitors will be welcome to attend. For more details about the Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest and/or to request an application, please call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 or email

Rep. Schmidt to host information night about U.S. military academies Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will host a Service Academy Information Night this month for high school students interested in attending one of the U.S. military academies. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School, 1317 South Second Street (U.S. 52) in the Brown County village of Ripley. It is open to students who live anywhere in Ohio’s Second Congressional District, which includes all of Clermont, Brown, Adams, and Pike counties as well as parts of Hamilton, Warren, and Scioto counties. Also welcome are parents, teachers, and high scho ol counselors. “One of the best things about my job is to be able to

Grange to serve breakfast


The Whiteoak Valley Grange, East Main Street (next to Edgington’s Funeral Home), Mowrystown will be serving Breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 14. Waffles, Sausage, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Toast, Eggs, Coffee, Tea, Milk and Juice will be offered for a donation. Also, a reminder of the monthly card parties held on the third Saturday night of each month. Progressive Euchre is the main game, however, other card and board games are available for those who do not play Euchre. Token prizes are awarded. The cost is $1.50 per person to play. Food and drinks are available. The fun begins at 7:00 p.m., come bring your friends and support the Grange. All proceeds from these two events will benefit the Whiteoak Valley Grange. For more information please call (937) 446-2070 or (937) 4424704.

BCBDD to hold joint meeting with Grow, Inc. The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a joint board meeting with Grow, Inc. followed by an ethics committee meeting, and regular scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. These meetings will be held at the Habilitation Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Georgetown. The public is invited.

nominate students from my district to our nation’s military academies,” Congresswoman Schmidt said. “Every year I have been amazed at the talent and achievements of these young men and women. I applaud their patriotism and desire to serve in the greatest military in the world.” Students will learn the requirements and procedures to obtai n a congressional nomination to attend: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. (Army); the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Members of Congress don’t nominate candidates to the Coast Guard Acad-

emy, but a representative of that branch will also participate in the April 12 event. “The service academies are looking for individuals who are well-rounded – academically, physically, and socially – who have demonstrated leadership qualities, community service, and a strong desire to serve in the military as an officer,” Congresswoman Schmidt said. Academies usually make appointments by the spring of the following year. Ideally, students seeking a nomination should begin the process in the spring of their junior year, but all high school students interested in seeking admission may attend the April 12 event. For more information, call Congresswoman Schmidt’s office at (513) 791-0381.

Flea Market to begin on May 5 in Sardinia Beginning May 5 a monthly flea market will be held at the Sardinia Veterans Park on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The flea market will run though September 1, 2012. Any organization wanting to sell food for a fund riaser must call in advance to reserve a date that is available. Crafters and other items are welcome Each space is 20 foot wide and electric is available if needed. Rentals are by donation only, no set fee. All donations will be used to upgrade and maintain Veterans Park. Anyone interested in a space or for more infor-

mation call (937) 4425675.

PERI District Meeting set The PERI District Meeting will be held on Monday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Owensville United Methodist Church. The event opens at 9:30 a.m. with registration followed by State Representative Connie Pilich, a business meeting, then lunch at 12 noon. All county and state members are invited to attend. For more information and reservations call 937-378-3641 or 937-3786879 no later than Sunday, April 15.

UC Clermont College to host annual Open House UC Clermont College will hold its annual Open House on April 26, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for new students and their families. Prospective students can preview programs, meet faculty, tour campus and discuss financial aid with staff that will be available to answer questions. The $50 application fee will be waived for anyone who applies that evening. One lucky applicant will win a free three-credit hour class - $630 value. The event will be held in the Snyder and Edith PetersJones buildings at the UC Clermont Campus located at

4200 Clermont College Dr. in Batavia. No RSVP is required to attend the Open House. “This is a great way for new students to get a lot of information in one visit and explore many opportunities by talking to various faculty and taking a look around our beautiful campus,” said Director of Enrollment Martha Geiger. For more information about UC Clermont College or directions to campus, visit our website at or call 513.732.5319 or 866.446.2822.

SSCC hosting Ohio Watercolor Society exhibition in April The Ohio Watercolor Society’s 34rd annual touring exhibition will be on display through April 26 at the Appalachian Gateway Center on Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Fincastle. An open house will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and the public is invited to attend. The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibition viewing schedule will be 12 noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through April 26; however, the viewing schedule is subject to change due to special events held in the Appalachian Gateway Center. Several exhibition artists were the recipients of Ohio Watercolor Society awards.

The Appalachian Gateway Center also houses a gift shop which features area artisan work, fine art pieces, and student work from Southern State’s art studio. All items are juried. Gift shop hours are 12 noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more about Southern State Community College, please visit For more information about the Appalachian Gateway Center, please visit For more information or special viewing hours, please contact Amanda Lewis at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3520, or James Werline at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 3669.



30th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest Announced


“The Blind Lemon” a watercolor image by Bruce Neville, will be part of the Ohio Watercolor Society’s exhibition at SSCC’s South Campus near Fincastle through April 26. An open house will be held April 11.

HealthSource Eastgate Pediatrics Chatfield College to host concert has moved to new location HealthSource of Ohio’s Eastgate Pediatrics has moved to its new location at 559 Old US 74 on April 2, 2012. The newly built facility is located next to Child Focus. The new center, funded y the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is about 15,800 square feet on the upper level and just over 15,000 square feet on the lower level, which will offer

expanded capacity to treat additional patients for their primary care needs. HealthSource President & CEO, Kim Patton says, “We are very proud of our new building and we believe our patients will be too.” HealthSource Eastgate Pediatrics offers pediatric and adolescent primary care and is accepting new patients. Please call (513) 753-2820 to schedule an appointment.

Chatfield College in St. Martin, Ohio will host a spring concert by The Chatfield Sound, Chatfield’s St. Martin Chorus, on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel on the St. Martin campus. Admission is free. For more information about the concert, contact Rob Hatcher at 513-6358123 or

Creature Feature Obesity: It’s Not Just for Humans Anymore Obesity is an increasing health concern for dogs and cats. Just as in people, being overweight contributes to a large number of diseases in pets. The problem can be metabolic, such as with hypothyroidism, but most often is a result of one problem: more calories eaten than expended throughout the day. Indoor pets are especially at risk for being overweight because of reduced activity. This is the obvious contributing factor as an obese animal is never seen in the feral population of canines and felines. When an animal (or human) consumes any type of food, it is broken down into simple sugars in the digestive tract. These simple sugars are readily available to provide instant energy to cells and organs including the heart and the brain. Extra energy (glucose) that is not needed by the body is converted by the liver into fat to be utilized when food is scarce. The problem in house pets is that food is never scarce. No one likes to see their beloved pet go hungry. Fat is continually accumulated which begins to cause problems elsewhere in the body. The body was designed to carry a certain amount of fat to provide energy between meals. Canines in the wild, like wolves and coyotes, go long stretches between meals. Therefore storing some fat is a healthy and necessary function. Feral cats on the other hand, eat small meals of protein throughout the day and do not store much fat at all. In fact, this characteristic of felines makes them susceptible to a specific liver problem if they are allowed to become obese and for some reason stop eating. Cats were not designed to burn fat stores efficiently, and instead the liver becomes clogged with fat leading to failure (hepatic lipidosis). Some connections between obesity and disease are easy to realize. Joints can be over-burdened by carrying too much weight and develop arthritis, an inflammatory reaction that causes pain. Furthermore, the dog or cat can rupture a cruciate ligament in the knee from being overloaded. Overweight pets are more likely to develop a herniated disc in the spine which can cause a great deal of pain or even paralysis. Other obesity related


problems are less obvious, but equally as devastating. Excess body fat can contribute to becoming diabetic. Diabetes is a serious disease that causes blood sugar levels to soar uncontrollably leading to all sorts of ill effects. Overweight pets are more susceptible to heat stroke because dogs and cats do not sweat to cool themselves, and the fat acts as an insulating blanket over the body. Respiratory problems and heart disease are caused by and complicated by obesity. Overweight pets are also at increased risk during anesthetic and surgical procedures. Overall, obesity reduces quality of life and shortens lifespan. One Purina study showed that dogs with ideal body conditions live on average 15% longer than obese pets. Feeding regimens are the first place to start when addressing obesity. Two or three small meals a day, rather than free-choice feeding (keeping a full bowl), allows the body to utilize calories more efficiently and store less fat. Feeding a balanced, nutritious diet formulated for a dog or a cat of a specific age and activity level is

equally important. The amount to feed depends on the metabolism of the individual. Table scraps tend to be high in fats and salt. They are often given in addition to the pet’s regular diet that already contains an adequate number of calories for energy. The other way to prevent obesity is to increase a pet’s activity levels. This can be difficult with an already obese dog or cat because their stamina may be decreased. They may already suffer from the side effects of being overweight. Consult a veterinarian about how much activity is appropriate for your pet. As weight comes off, you will see a considerable change in the dog or cat’s attitude and energy levels. What was once thought of as an old lazy pet can regain the pep of a young healthy animal. It is important to not cause weight loss too quickly. Starvation is not the answer to obesity. Cats cannot metabolize fat rapidly without serious illeffects. Check with a veterinarian to establish an ideal weight and timeline for weight loss. Our pets will thank us for helping them maintain an ideal body weight. They will live longer and happier lives as a result. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.



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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!! $64,900



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

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



1299751- 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. $99,900



1301943 - Pike Twp - 3BD, 2BA. Enormous home situated on a 5+ acre tract. Newer furnace, flooring & vinyl siding. Great Eat-In Kitchen w/lots of storage. Family room w/wbfp. Beautiful vinyl flooring. Huge deck on rear. woods in the back yard. $79,900


1301927 - Pike Twp - 3BD, 1BA. Totally renovated stick build home on 5 plus rolling acres. Must see to believe! Ready to move right in. Large side deck overlooking stocked pond. Beautiful setting! $89,900

1299786 - Hamersville - Move-in ready! Large home w/28x40 2 sty. barn/garage. Endless possibilities! Brand new hardwood Great room. Nice eat-in kitchen. MBR suite. Brand new front & back decking & gutters plus downspouts. $74,900




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



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


1302846 - Mt. Orab - 2BD, 1BA. Situated on a rolling bank, this town prop. is ready to move into. Hardwood flooring is underneath all brand new carpets.Formal Dining Rm. walkout bsmt, mature shade trees, 1 car gar. Public water & sewer. $75,000

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


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

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

& Auction 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

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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. $119,900


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. $239,900

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


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Your ad will appear on our websites (at no charge): • HEALTHSOURCE OF OHIO A network of community health centers offers quality care close to home, has many opportunities now available.

PRN DENTAL HYGIENIST PRN hrs/wk Mt. Orab/Seaman/Eastgate Graduate of an ADA accredited dental hygiene school and licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist by the Ohio Board of Dental Examiners. General operator’s license in Radiology required. One year experience as a Dental Hygienist required. We offer an excellent benefit package Please visit our website at: Email resumes to: Or fax to:


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HOUSEKEEPER We are looking for energetic guest-service minded individuals to join our team! Named as a 2011 Best Place to Work by the Business Courier - we offer competitive wages and benefits, as well as a professional work environment! Housekeeping Room Attendants are responsible for the cleanliness, arrangement and supply of guest rooms in their assigned area. Candidates must be able to bend, twist, and lift at least 25lbs while working, and stand for the entire shift. Candidates must possess the ability to interact with guests in a friendly, courteous, and helpful manner and provide the highest quality of service to guests at all times. Interested candidates can stop by the front desk to complete an application or forward a resume to:


2 Years experience CDL Clean driving record Local Hauling. Work available now! Call:

Carl Ritter Trucking 513-625-7072 SHAWNEE MEADOWS APARTMENTS 200 Tri Co. Rd., Seaman, OH 937-386-3131



ALLIED AMBULANCE currently has positions open for EMT’s basic, intermediate & paramedics. To apply call 937-379-1404 from hours 4am-4pm.

CARRINGTON FARM Supply, 69 Race St., Georgetown, OH 937-378-3221 - Accepting applications for CDL drivers. Seasonal position beginning in approximately April and ending in approximately June. Must have valid CDL li-cense and willing to work long hours and weekends.

BEST CHOICE Home Care: Mt. Orab, Ohio is seeking qualified persons for Full-time and Part-time home health aides. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age or older, must have a high school diploma, GED, or 2 years work experience working with the elderly; must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and auto insurance. Prefer STNA or HHA but will provide training if needed. Must be willing to travel to assignment and process a genuine love working with the elderly. Employment depends upon a clean fingerprinting record. Wage and benefit package is based upon experience. Please call for interview at: 1-877-656-8526 or 1-937-444-7053.

CAREGIVERS JOIN a team of professionals providing non-medical care for seniors in their home. Includes personal care and homemaking services. Bethel/Felicity area 230-5111 CARRINGTON FARM Supply, 69 Race Street, Georgetown, OH, 937-378-3221 - Accepting applications for a Rogator/Sprayer Operator. Must be a hard working, responsible, self-motivated individual willing to work long hours and weekends. Experience operating farm equipment is desirable.

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. CROP PRODUCTION Services - Drivers & Laborers, CDL not required, but helpful. Apply in person at 115 West Main St., Mowrystown, OH. 937-442-3671. E.O.E.

DRIVERS: COMPANY/OWNER OP’s Local & Long Haul. Dedicated Runs. Pd Loaded/Unloaded. Good Home time. CO.-Excellent Benefits. O/OP’s-100% FSC, Fuel Cards. CDL-A: 2yrs. OTR exp. Tank & Haz. End a + DRIVERS: TEAMS, Solos, Combo! Dedicate Road Trips! Great Pay! Paid Vac/Holidays! Health, 401K. CDL-A; 2yrs., 23yoa required. John: 937-773-9280.

HELP WANTED Felicity Mfg. 1st shift F/T Women & Men Apply in person Mon.-Thurs. 10:00am-3:00pm Arco Wood Products 1105 St. Rt. 133

Accepting applications for one bedroom ranch style units.

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED Two Years CDL Experience Required

Jerry Ritter Trucking (513) 625-6495 200 - HELP WANTED


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.

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.

MAACO AUTO painting needs production sander, masker detailer & painter. Experienced preferred but will train. Call Sam at 513-752-2720. NEEDING PEOPLE to work in DD Field. Must be able to pass a Background Check, have a GED or Diploma. Must have a clear driving record, pass a drug test, pass physical and be able to work flexible hours. Will train. For more info. Call 937-446-2803. NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. OH-7268 RN NEEDED - Residential facility in Williamsburg is seeking to hire a RN for 30 hours per week Monday-Friday. Please call for interview 513-724-3460.


FREE YOUR PLACE CLASSES Begins 4/30/12-6/06/12 Need additional education or job training? Offered at ABCAP Building, Georgetown Call 937-378-3564 206 - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SALE or Lease, great location, large showroom, 7-Bays, city water/sewage/trash. 937-378-3246.

DRIVERS NEEDED Tanker Endorsement Needed 2 Years Experience Class A CDL Local Hauling Home Every Night Call TCB Trucking 513-625-8183 300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED


$450, GEORGETOWN, utilities included, 1br, living, bath, kitchen. No pets. Call 937-483-4102 leave message.

BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, $510/mo. plus deposit. 513-561-4014.

1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. 1 & 2br apartment for rent in Ripley, utilities not included, no pets. $200-$350 /mo. 937-618-0063. 2BR DUPLEX FOR rent in Williamsburg, all utilities, off road parking. 513-286-7300. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. APARTMENT, LARGE 2br, eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer hookup, yard, deposit & references required. $445/mo. 513-876-3017.

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

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

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.

Water, trash and sewage included. Rents starting at $440.00 per month. An affordable housing community. For 62 years of age and older, Handicap/Disabled regardless of age. $50 off first month’s rent. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. TDD 1-800-750-0750 Equal Housing Opportunity

HOME HEALTH AIDES PART TIME Clermont Senior Services is seeking part-time Home Health Aides to provide care for older adults in the Clermont County area. Competitive Wages, Flexible Schedules and Mileage Reimbursement. Qualified applicants must be a licensed STNA or, have a Certificate of Training for 75 hours of Home Health Aide classes. Apply in person at:

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


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


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


LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets alSARDINIA Effi- lowed. Call ciency, $350., 2br apart- 513-724-3358. TTY ment, $450/mo., both 800-750-0750. some utilities paid. Also, 2br House $450, 3-4br house $600, no dogs, no smoking . 513-309-4349 or 513-309-4319.

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




FOR SALE Vegetable plants, seed potatoes, onion sets, bulk garden seed, Pansies, Violas & perennials, potting soils, mulch, campfire wood. Located at: Cox Firewood 3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH 937-378-4309 Open daily Visa, Master Card welcome!

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT GEORGETOWN AREA - 3br ranch, 1ba, washer/dryer hookup, RULH schools, references, $650/mo., $650/dep. 513-724-0908. ROOM FOR rent in nice home. Fayetteville area, 15 mins. to Milford. Separate entrance w/deck $450/mo. Call 513-520-3154. SARDINIA - 3br, 1.5ba, attached garage, no pets, security deposit & references required, $525/mo. Call 937-446-9371. SARDINIA - 4br, newly remodeled home w/4-car garage, $420/mo. w/seller assisted financing. MUST HAVE GOOD CREDIT. 513-624-7614 SMALL 2BR house for rent in Mt. Orab. On Oak St., central air, large back yard, garage. $600 w/$500/dep. 513-520-2629.

305 - RESORT/VACATION PROPERTY, RENT 2BR TOWNHOME at Mt. Loft, Gatlinburg, 1-week 4-28-12 to 5-512, $700. Also, 2br Chalet, Mt. Loft, 9-23-12 to 9-28-12, $600. Call 937-377-2119.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BR TRAILER remodeled, located in Georgetown. W/D hookup, $425/mo. plus deposit. If interested call 937-213-2401 or 937-378-4706.. 3BR, 1-ACRE lot, storage shed, newly remodeled, no pets, good credit, $500/mo plus deposit. 937-444-3701.

308 - OFFICE/BUSINESS SPACE FOR RENT 2400 SQ. FT. Georgetown Close to hospital & business district. $1800/mo. plus deposit. Office or retail.

513-582-7894 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.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE EASTERN SCHOOL District - Large 3br, 2ba, doublewide on concrete foundation, new metal roof, new windows, new carpet/vinyl, large block outbuilding, 32x48, .92acre, many updates, priced to sell quickly, $79,000. Call 937-515-0210.

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) MT. ORAB - 3br, 2ba brick ranch on 2+ acres, 2-car detached garage, storage shed, inground pool, selling fully furnished, all appliances, furniture, TV’s, security system, etc. included. $1500 carpet allowance, buy for no money down w/estimated monthly payments $785, P/I only. Fadi Matti, ReMax Advanced Real Estate, 513-767-6999.

WONDERING HOW much your home is worth? Give me a call and I’ll give you a free estimate of your home’s value right over the phone. Fadi Matti, Remax Advanced Real Estate 513-767-6999.

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT 2BR, 1.5BA, balcony, equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, $650/mo. plus deposit. 513-237-3692 or 513-446-7255.

402 - APT.HOUSES FOR SALE MT. ORAB - 2-family apartment, zoned commercial, $135,000, possible financing. 937-444-2689.

403- MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 16X80 MOBILE home, 3br, 2ba, skirting & decking, $15,000. 937-444-2720.

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

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

410 - LEASE/OPTION TO BUY FOR SALE or rent in Mt. Orab, large 4br, 2ba home w/detached garage at 118 S. High St. Zoned business, easy conversion to two family or business/residence, $75,000, owner financing w/low down payment or will rent for $725. Call Dennis Wright 937-213-2060.

499 - LAWN & GARDEN SECRET GARDEN Greenhouse. One mile north of Hillsboro off St. Rt. 73, hundreds of perennials you can plant now! 937-205-4178.

501 - CHILD CARE CHILDCARE - Georgetown - Healthcare Provider - CPR w/ACLS Certifications, non-smoking, experienced, $60/wk. per child. 937-515-6337.

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES GARDEN TILLING average gardens for only $50.00 - gone over twice! Ready to plant. Call Mike 937-515-0947. Bush hogging, backhoe.

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

600 - FURNITURE ANTIQUE DINING Set; Acorn Leaf Design, 6-chairs, table w/leaf, hutch, buffet w/glass top. Must see to appreciate. Asking $875. TV Entertainment armoire, holds up to 37” TV, sliding inside doors w/design, 2-storage drawers. Serious calls only after 5pm or leave message 513-767-8710. QUALITY USED Furniture now open. Monday Saturday 9am-5pm. 937-444-2179.

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

SECRET GARDEN Greenhouse. One mile north of Hillsboro off St. Rt. 73. Hundreds of perennials you can plant now! 937-205-4178.

611 - WANTED TO BUY TOP DOLLAR PAID!! Cash for furniture, antiques, appliances, tools, fishing, jewelry, gold, silver, records, DVD’s, games, sports, pocket knives, more! ALMOST ANYTHING! 937-378-1819 or 937-378-2850

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES DOG SITTER under 40 pounds. Call Crystal for prices. 513-376-0652.

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

937-515-2692 FORD PARTS, motors, transmission. For sale, lumber from 1830’s home, oak, all parts. 937-289-1040. NEW ELECTRIC fence supplies, 50% off retail! Fence chargers “electric, solar, and battery operated”. Polytape, Polywire, Insulators, etc. Large quantity of each. Call 937-205-5256. Klayton Juillerat, Mowrystown.

701 - LOST AND FOUND ADULT MALE Beagle w/collar, Greenbush area, very friendly. 937-515-8488.


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1995 CAMARO Z28, 160K miles, in good condition. Black w/black leather interior. Runs great! $3,900. 937-205-4178. 1995 CAMARO Z28, 160K/miles, in good condition. Black w/black leather interior. Runs great! $3,900. 937-205-4178. 2002 CHEVY Silverado Z71, 5.3L engine, 4x4, bed liner, bed topper, 115K/miles, runs very well. If interested I’m asking $8800 OBO. Give me a call or text on my cell at 513-889-9451. 2008 FORD Focus SE 4dr., auto, 34k/miles, silver/tan interior, very nice car, well maintained, $11,000. 513-325-6199. FOR SALE: 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition, 4.0 liter, 6 cyl., Quadra-Trac II Auto All Wheel Drive, Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors & Seats, multi CD, newer tires & brakes, fair condition, 180k miles. $3000. Call anytime 513-502-0685.


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

901 - SALES 5-FAMILY YARD Sale, April 11th-14th, 9am-7pm, 15973 Moon Rd., Mt. Orab off of Greenbush East Rd. Disregard closed road signs. Name brand clothes, children - adults, housewares, home made crafts, just in time for Mother’s Day including large wood baskets, planters, shelves and much more. LAKE LORELEI Community Yard Sale, & Plant & Flower Sale, Saturday May 5th & Sunday, May 6th, from 9-4pm, St. Rt. 131 - 1-mile west of US 50, Fayetteville.

GEORGETOWN VILLAGE - Exceptional vinyl ranch on wooded lot in Quail Trace Subdivision. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Cathedral ceilings, hardwood & ceramic floors. Beautiful stone WBFP. Electric FA heat w/AC. All appliances stay including washer & dryer. Large wrap-around porch and rear deck. Asking $139,900. GEORGETOWN - 10.010 Acres w/private off road setting. Cedar sided ranch completely remodeled in ‘08 including two new additions & new roof. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Large eat-in kitchen w/oak cabinets. Two porches. Electric heat pump w/AC. Nice landscaping. Large upground pool w/secured decking. 48’x32’ Barn. Pasture for animals & plenty of room for recreation! Call today for more details. Asking $137,500. IMMACULATE brick ranch with 2058 SF (Per CH) 7 Rooms. 2 Bathrooms. Large master bedroom w/walkin closet. All appliances stay. 2 Car detached insulated garage. Immediate possession. Easy access to SR 32. Reduced to $95,000. HISTORIC HOME IN HILLSBORO - Many possibilities for this beautiful 2 story brick. 4 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. Natural gas hot water heat. Original woodwork & hardwood floors. Large front porch. Upstairs & downstairs rear porches. Possible 2-family or commercial w/separate upstairs entrance. Also has large rear blacktop parking lot. Located near the center of town. Asking $124,900. MT. ORAB - Brick ranch located in the country, yet conveniently close to town & SR 32. New roof in ‘09 & other recent improvements. Eat-in kitchen. WBFP in living room & gas FP in family room. 3 Bedrooms. 1.5 Bathrooms. 22x10 Breezeway & attached garage. Cedar lined closets & hardwood under carpet. Full walkout basement. Shed/Barn. Asking $106,000. REDUCED PRICE - GEORGETOWN VILLAGE - Great rental investment or starter home. Large living room, large eat in kitchen, two bedrooms & one bath. Oversized one car detached garage w/blacktop driveway. Clean & neat property. Now asking $44,900.

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

Real Estate Auction Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:00 a.m.


FURNITURE, COINS, TOOLS & MISC. 1964 Rookie of the Year Pete Rose card, 1966 & 1969 Pete Rose cards, T.C.G. ball cards, 50’s & 60’s comic books, Corvette rechargeable battery race car, model cars, ConSew commercial sewing machine & other sewing items, bench drill press, C-clamps, air staplers, other tools, sev. hand tools, 18 volt power saw, port. air tank, bench vise, table saw, 10” Craftsman band saw, 4 in. planer, All Spot spotlight on stand w/wheels, rocking chair, coffee tables, apartment size refrigerator, costume jewelry, misc. house wares. A 1934 & a 1939 Walking Liberty Half Unc., 1922-D Lincoln Cent XF/AU Unc., 1832 Large Cent nice details, 1935 California Pacific Commemorative Half Unc., 1963 Franklin Half Proof, 1923-S Monroe Commemorative Half, 1936 Bay Bridge Commemorative Half Unc., 1867 Indian Cent, 1828 Large Cent, & 1827 Large Cent nice details, 1925 Stone Mountain Half Civil War Collectible, 1829 Large Cent, 1946 Walking Liberty Half Unc., 1872 Seated Dollar, 1921 Peace Dollar Great detail, 1957 Franklin Half Gem Proof, 1899 US $1 Silver Certificate Black Eagle Circulated, 1904 Morgan Dollar, 1834 Bust Half Dollar Circulated, 1880 Morgan Dollar, 1923 US Silver Certificate, 1890 Morgan Dollar, 1918 Federal Reserve $1 Note, 1915 USA $2 1/2 Indian Gold Genuine Nice detail, 1932-D Washington Quarter, 1917 $1 US Note Circulated, 1969 US Mint Silver Proof Set, World War II Anniversary Set, Fifteen Proof Washington Quarters. Not responsible for accidents Lunch Served 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: Many of these items belonged to Gene Hale. Sm. Listing, check internet at #8276 for more info & pictures. Building will be full.

Wm. J. Holton 513-218-4100 Jessie McKinzie 513-218-2541 Associate of Gustin Realty #8276

Rural 3 Bedroom Home/ 9.76 acres 8978 McNoun Road Eastern Brown County


2 Bedroom, 2 full Baths Kitchen/Dining Room Living Room, Utility Room Outbuildings Open House Sunday, April 15 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. $1,000 down, Bid subject to approval by owner Stanley K. Purdy Attorney at Law 937-378-4119

Michael Gross and Denisha Gross, owners 513-658-1904

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7 ACRE MINI FARM located in Mowrystown, Ohio. This property includes a 2,200 sq. ft. 4-5 bedroom, 2 bath Victorian home. Built in 1905, home has been completely renovated top to bottom! Includes 9 large rooms with original woodwork throughout, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, lg. built-in 1900s butler’s pantry plus lg. original kitchen cabinets. New heat/AC unit, etc. Too many upgrades to mention! Lg. wraparound porch, new landscaping, lg. patio and outbuilding. Property also includes room for the horses or 4-H projects with a 20x36 pole barn w/3 stalls and newly fenced 6 ac. pasture w/fishing pond! This property will not disappoint! The feeling of living in the country, yet the convenience of living in town! PRICED AT $134,900! Agent owned. 97 ACRE VACANT TRACT located on Mound Rd. near Fincastle, Ohio. Approx. 55 acres tillable land with remainder in scattered woods and pasture. PRICED AT $3,225 PER


ACRE! 168.6 ACRE vacant tract located on Greenbush West Rd. near Mt.

APRIL 14, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.

Orab, Ohio. This property is mostly wooded with a large amount of good hardwood timber, plus has 40 acres tillable. Also includes creek, privacy, road frontage, plus is only 2 miles from SR 32. This property is ideal for homesite, recreation or investment. PRICE REDUCED

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OUTBACK 26RS Travel Trailer, 4-bunks, Queen & Sofa, stove, refrigerator, microwave, shower, Hensley hitch, fiberglass, stored inside. $12,500. 513-325-0582.



MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774

HOUSE FOR sale Great for investors, Mt. Orab, in town, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, needs some repairs, $24,000. Call 513-460-1269.

2012 STARCRAFT AR-One Hard-shell Camper, 16.5 feet, used 3-times, self-contained, loaded, must sell due to disability, $9,000 OBO 937-378-9674 or 513-560-9069.

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SARDINIA Efficiency, $350., both some utilities paid. Also, 2br House $500, 3-4br house $600, no dogs, no smoking. 513-309-4349 or 513-309-4319.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE SARDINIA - 2br, 1ba plus den w/FP, full basement, 2.09 fenced-in acres, 2-car detached garage, pole barn, estimated monthly payment $440. P/I only. Fadi Matti, Remax Advanced Real Estate. 513-767-6999.

TO $2,400 PER ACRE! 207 ACRE TRACT located on Fishing Gut Rd. near Aberdeen, Ohio. Recreational splendor and a hunter’s paradise! This property has all the room you need to hunt, fish, ATV, camp, or whatever your heart desires. If you like seclusion you might even build your little getaway cabin in the woods. The property also has a nice Mobile Home that would work well for a weekend retreat or a week of hunting and fishing! It would also be a nice home. PRICED AT $1,400 PER



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The Brown County Press - Sunday, April 8, 2012 - Page 23

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The six month project to repair the Brown County Courthouse was “capped off” on April 3. A copper dome was placed on the highest part of the courthouse roof, as many spectators looked on. The courthouse roof has been under repair since September of last year, when the Brown County Commissioners budgeted $750,000 for the project. Citizens who gathered to watch the dome being hoisted had the opportunity to sign the inside of it. One of those was former Brown County Commissioner Bob Howser, who was in office in 1982, the last time the roof was repaired. That work was done following an arson fire set at the courthouse in 1977. Brown County Commissioner Bill Geschwind said he was pleased that the construction was wrapping up, but acknowledged that the cost was a sore spot with some people. "I think this courthouse is very controversial, but at the stage of the game we're in, fixing the roof was the only option we had available to us," Geschwind said. "I know Judge

Gusweiler is pleased, all the leaks inside the building have stopped, and he is going to be using some of his money to patch any holes and repaint inside." Discussing the project last September in the Press, County Commission President Ralph Jennings said the reason the project is so expensive is because the support structure of the roof does not meet current building codes and the metal roof was also deteriorated. “Current code requires that we place wooden trusses between the steel support beams,” Jennings added. “When the roof was originally put on, those trusses were not required.” The roof of the structure had been leaking for some time with visible water stains and other damage visible on nearly every ceiling, including the main courtroom. Other issues with the structure was deterioration of the cupola atop the building and of the gutters which were leaking. Mid-State Contractors of Marion, Ohio still has to install the clocks on the building and complete some other work before wrapping up the project within the next couple of weeks.

Workers wait on top of the courthouse for the crane to lift the new dome into place.

Ralph Jennings/PROVIDED

A closeup view of workers from Mid-State contractors as they set the dome into place.

OTH sets outdoor family day Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship’s Outdoor Family Day is a fun day of outdoor exploration and discovery for families and their children with a need for service and their families. It is set for Saturday, May 5 1 - 4 p.m., (Rain Date May 12) at the Cherry Ridge Farms, 4158 Vinegar Hill Road, Georgetown. Cost is free. To RSVP please go online to get your registration form at Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship is pleased to offer a special day for children and their families to come to the farm and enjoy an afternoon of outdoor discovery and learning experiences focusing Appalachian Ohio’s beautiful natural environment and the benefits of therapeutic riding and horsemanship. Families will travel by hay wagon between 3 learning stations at the farm; Stream Station at White Oak Creek, Prairie Station at the Bobwhite Quail Conservation Area, and Equine Station

located at the barn and riding arena. Each station will be staffed with educators ready to guide families through fun hands-on activities, give demonstrations, and answer questions. Every child will receive a Field Guide Booklet with activities to do and receive a special stream, prairie and horse stamp as they travel through the 3 stations. Children with a need for service and their families from the counties of Clermont, Brown, Adams and Highland are invited to attend this free event. Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship is a not-for profit organization providing opportunities for equine assisted therapy for children. We serve children between the ages of 5 and 18. These children can be from all walks of life; disadvantaged- physically, emotionally, functionally, or simply don’t have access to horses through any other means. This event is made possible by an AEP Access to Environmental Education Grant from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Chatfield College to host faculty recruitment fair



Chatfield College is actively recruiting new faculty to meet its rapid growth. Instructors are needed in all liberal arts subjects, including business, computers, math, English, history, human services, and all of the sciences. Chatfield College encourages anyone interested in learning more about the college and its mission to attend a faculty recruitment fair on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3 p.m. at the St. Martin Campus. Chatfield is known for its small class sizes, which allow for more interactive time between instructor and student. Anyone interested in attending the recruitment fair

can visit the Chatfield College website at to get directions and review Chatfield programs and course offerings. The recruitment fair will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about teaching at the higher education level. Participants are encouraged to bring a resume and any questions. Anyone unable to attend may forward materials by e-mail to alan.simmons@chatfield.ed u, with a subject line: “Faculty Candidate.” The St. Martin campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118. For more information about the college or the recruitment fair, call 513875-3344, ext. 118.


An aerial view of downtown Georgetown looking north taken from the crane used to lift the dome into place.

Bake sale in Decatur The Byrd Township School Preservation Committee is hosting a bake sale just in time for Easter in the community room of the Decatur Community Center on Saturday, April 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cakes, pies, cookies, breads and more will be available. All proceeds from the sale will go to support the community building located at State Route 125, Decatur.

Monte Carlo Nigh in F’ville The Fayetteville Boosters will be hosting a Monte Carlo Casino Night on April 14. The Fundraising event will be held at the Fayetteville Fire Department from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Admission is $15.00 which includes $5.00 chips. Table card games, Let It Ride Poker, Black Jack, 7 Card Poker, Texas Holdem, Lucky 7 Dice, Big 6 Wheel, etc. Silent Auction and Raffles throughout the evening of fun! Chance for Big Money Give-away with every entry! Complimentary Appetizers and Snacks. Come out and help support the Fayetteville Boosters.


A first look at the new courthouse roof. The project began last September and cost over $700,000 dollars.

Opry to be in Buford

US Grant celebration to hold Grand Ball

The Central Ohio Opry Music show is coming back to the old Buford School on Saturday April 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show time is from 7 - 9:30 p.m. Guest singers are Megan Snively and David Wayne. Concessions are available so come on out and have supper before the show. Cost is $8.00 per person and children under 12 free.

If you sometimes daydream of living in a more romantic era, when words like “gallant” and “dashing” were in vogue, you can spend a little time in that world at this year’s U.S. Grant Civil War Ball on Saturday evening, April 28 in the historic Floral Hall at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The 1860s come alive as you dance the night away to Civil War era music, snack on period refreshments, and admire the antique quilts on display throughout the building. No need to know the steps! You and your partner will be led all the way by Jim’s Red Pants Band. Carriage rides from the parking lot to the Floral Hall will be available from 7 to 8 pm. Period costumes are re-

Spring dance to be in G’town A Spring Fling Dance is being hosted by the American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown on Saturday, April 21 from 8 - 12 a.m. Music will be provided by Six Pack, there will also be door prizes and raffles. $8.00 per person. All proceeds go to sponsor the legions Veterans Assistance Programs. Post 180 is located at 1001 S. Main, Georgetown.

quired for attendance. If you need to rent a ball gown or gentleman’s outfit (either military or civilian) you might contact Schenz Theatrical Supply, Inc. in Camp Washington (513) 542-6100; Costume Castle at I-275 and Ward’s Corner (513) 831-8121; Best of Both Worlds, Ohio Pike, Amelia (513) 753-6611; and Grant Avenue School Antiques, Georgetown (937) 378-4866. Photographer, Tom Cunningham, will be on hand for those who want a keepsake. Tickets are $15 for adults and teens, $5 for children 12 and under, and are available at Donohoo Pharmacy and Purdy & Ring Law Office, Georgetown, OH, as well as at the door. For more information call (937) 3783087 or (937) 378-4119.



BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press


Courthouse ‘capped off’

Brown County Press, April 8, 2012  
Brown County Press, April 8, 2012  

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