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Rick Eagan laid to rest in Ripley Family, friends and community said goodbye to County Commissioner Rick Eagan on May 12. The St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley was filled to capacity as Eagan’s body arrived on a Ripley firetruck. Eagan was a member of the Ripley Fire Department when he passed away May 8. He was carried into the church by his fellow firefighters, with his family following behind. Once inside, a traditional Catholic funeral mass was performed as Eagan’s life was celebrated and remembered. “Rick spent his life going where most people don’t want to go. Where there was danger, where there was fear, where there was conflict...that’s where Rick went”, said Fr. Dohrman Byers . Byers pointed out that Eagan’s desire to serve

drove him to run for county commissioner, despite being nearly killed by a car in 2009. “He found another way to serve”, Byers said. Ripley Village Administrator Charles Ashmore, a longtime friend of Eagan, said via e-mail “I don’t think we could have ever done enough to honor a man who gave so much to so many. However, I feel that the ceremony was organized exceptionally well and caused those in attendance to reflect upon the things which were important to Rick and how much Rick meant to us. Rick’s daughter, Tiffany, gave one of the most eloquent and touching eulogies ever heard; she is truly a special person and her love for her father was evident. Rick would have been so proud of her. Father Byers expressed words from his heart regarding Rick that reflected the sentiments of those in attendance. Again, Rick would have been CONTINUED ON PAGE 23


An honor guard of Ripley Firefighters stand at attention as they prepare to remove the casket of Rick Eagan from the firetruck that brought him to the church.

Sen. Portman and Wenstrup visit Mt. Orab

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Ohio Senator Rob Portman and 2nd District congressional candidate Dr. Brad Wenstrup visited Brown County on May 11. The two addressed a crowd of local Republican officials and interested residents at the Lake Manor restaurant in Mt. Orab. Portman began the conversation by talking about some of the issues facing the country in Washington. “The Democrats in the Senate have not passed a budget in three years”, Portman said. “We need four more Republican Senators to change that.” Four more Republican Senators would give the GOP a majority in the Senate. He continued, “Republicans are offering real solutions to the very serious problems facing our country in regards to our fiscal problems, record deficits and debts and in regard to our historically weak economy," Portman said. "That's the reality, and the Democrats are not offering it, they're playing politics in-


Republican 2nd District congressional candidate Dr. Brad Wenstrup (left) and Ohio Senator Rob Portman visited with Brown County residents at the Lake Manor Restaurant on May 11.

stead looking out for the next election instead of the next generation."” Portman then received a laugh from the crowd when he said “Please make me the senior Senator from Ohio”, a reference to Republican Josh Mandel who is running against current CONTINUED ON PAGE 23

Boles found guilty


BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A Brown County jury found Patrick Boles guilty of four counts of Rape on May 11. Boles faced eight counts of Rape of a Child Under 13. The jury found him Not Guilty of charges five through eight. The charges were first

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degree felonies, which means that Boles will face time in prison. He will be sentenced next month. The charges were based on actions committed by Boles in the early 1990’s in Higginsport. In a press release, Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little said “Through no fault of the victim, these offenses were not reported to authorities until many years after they occurred. The victim is now a grown woman, and has suffered severe emotional and mental trauma from adolescence through her entire adult life. Although the evil that was done to her cannot be undone, she has at last received justice.” Boles was indicted on the charges in March of 2011, with additional charges filed against him in July of that year.

The Urgent Care facility operated by Southwest Regional Medical Center has temporarily suspended operations pending a reorganization and redesign of the clinic. The family practice clinic next door on Vandament Way is still open. remains strong and is accepting new patients, said SWRMC Chief Executive Officer Joan Phillips. “We are redesigning the Urgent Care as part of a reorganization of our services in Brown County”, Phillips said. “Our goal is to be as efficient as possible while continuing to provide quality health care to Brown County residents.” Phillips said that the Emergency Room at SWRMC in Georgetown is available to county residents 24 hours a


The Urgent Care facility for Southwest Regional Medical Center in Mt. Orab has temporarily suspended operations pending a reorganization.

day, and offers more comprehensive services than were provided by the Urgent Care facility. “We’re not going anywhere”, Phillips said. “We’re continually working to improve care in the region and we’re very excited about our

future here in Brown County.” Phillips added that the during the reorganization, the Urgent Care would remain open for the purpose of employment drug testing for companies that have contracted with SWRMC for that service.


U.S. Postal Service changes plans to close 3,700 rural post offices BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press After fearing for the past six months that the Decatur Post Office was going to be closed down by the United States Postal Service, residents of the village can breath a sigh of relief...sort of. In September of 2011, residents of the Village of Decatur, met at the Byrd Township Building to express their concerns over the closing of their post office. U.S. Postal Service Review Coordinator Bob Redden and Andrew Glancy, Manager of Post Office Operations, answered questions about the closing for more than two hours. Residents also sent letters of complaint to the U.S. Postal Services for months protesting the closing. A couple weeks ago the U.S. Postal Service announced a new strategy that would keep the nation’s smallest

post offices open for business. Besides the Decatur Post Office, four other Brown County post offices were proposed for closing, including Bentonville, Feesburg, Higginsport and Russellville post offices. In a press release from David Van Allen, USPS Corporate Communications with the postal service, the new proposal would keep the existing post office in place, but with modified retail window hours to match customer use. Access to the retail lobby and to P.O. Boxes would remain unchanged and the town’s ZIP code and community identity would be retained. “Meeting the needs of postal customers is, and will always be, a top priority,” Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R., Donahoe said in a press release. “We continue to balance that by better aligning service options with CONTINUED ON PAGE 23


The Decatur Post Office is one of five in Brown County that could have drastic cuts made in operation hours.

911 call by 5-year old saves mother’s life BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press With his father thousands of miles away in southwest Asia in the U.S. Air Force, five-year-old Jacen Applegate, is doing a great job of taking care of things at home. On May 9, Jacen got up early to go into his mother’s

room to snuggle a little, like he often does, and he knew right away that something was wrong with his mother. Jacen’s mother Beth, a diabetic since the age of six, had forgotten to eat before she went to bed and her blood sugar count dropped dangerously low. Beth is a special education teacher at Russellville

Elementary school. “Even being a diabetic as long as I have,” Beth explained, “once and a while I just get busy doing things, then I get tired and go to bed without eating anything. “My husband Ray and I have practiced with Jacen on what to look for when my blood sugar drops. We’ve also talked to him about

what to do.” Apparently, the Applegate’s taught their son very well. When his mother wouldn’t respond to him, he immediately dialed 911 for help. He told the 911 operator what was going on and although he couldn’t exactly tell the operator where he CONTINUED ON PAGE 23


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Memorial Day Services set in Fayetteville Jim McMullen, chair of the Fayetteville Village Council street committee, updated council on the cisterns in the village that have to be monitored by the Ohio Department of Transportation. “Two guys from ODOT came down a couple of weeks ago and put nails down in the blacktop over the cisterns they will be responsible for,” McMullen said. “Now they will be using their GPS equipment to quickly locate each of the seven cisterns they will be checking each year.” The seven cisterns ODOT is responsible for are located under US 50 and US 68 within the village. The other seven cisterns are located within the village of Fayet-

teville, which makes the responsibility of the village. “My understanding right now is, ODOT is trying to work out all the details on who will do the work, ODOT or a sub-contractor,” added McMullen. “It really could be a dangerous undertaking. If they send someone down in one of those cisterns they could be overcome with chemical fumes or a lack of oxygen. They better know what they’re doing.” McMullen also announced the upcoming Memorial Day services sponsored by Scanlon-Kelly VFW Post 5920 in Fayetteville. “This year we will be recognizing and remember local veterans Al Wolfer at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Ron Burton at St. Martin Cemetery and Raymond Demonge and Richard Murphy, at St.

Patrick Cemetery. “Services will be held at the St. Patrick Cemetery on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day, at the St. Patrick Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m.,” McMullen said. “We hope a lot of residents turn out for this celebration.” In other business, council discussed the upcoming Fireman’s Festival in the community which has been scheduled for September 2 and the annual ice cream social and cake raffle scheduled for September 15 on the Town Square. Village administrator Bob Campbell reported to council that he is continuing in his efforts to send out letters to residents who are delinquent on their utility payments. “Unfortunately it’s usually the same people all the time that we have problems getting our money from,”

Campbell said. “But for the most part the letters are working.” Council briefly discussed a new business that recently opened in Fayetteville called ‘Freemont Players Club.’ The business is located next to the Skyline Chili and the Family Dollar in Fayetteville. The club describes itself as a private, member’s only club which charges annual membership fees and a daily usage fee. Several games will be available for members including billiards, darts, Wii gaming and poker. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be available to members each day. Fremont Players Club is currently open on Thursday through Sundays. The next meeting of the Fayetteville Village Council will be at 7 p.m. on June 13.

The Sardinia Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the county. But for as long as 30 years, signs have been posted within the cemetery grounds prohibiting individual plantings of any kind. Unfortunately, through the years, many families have planted shrubs and flowers near the graves of their loved ones. “We understand why people planted these shrubs and flowers and small trees,” explained Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough, “But the fact is, we have to hire the mowing to be done at the cemetery, and everything that slows that mowing down costs the village money.”

Seniors toThe meet Brown County Senior Citizens Club will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 23. 2012 at the American Legion Hall in Georgetown. Potluck luncheon at l2:00 noon will be followed by an auction. Members are asked to bring items to support this endeavor. All are welcome.

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Bumbalough said families who want to save or keep the shrubs and other plantings have until June 1 to remove them. Anything that is not attached to a headstone must be removed. Bumbalough said he and council understand the sentimental meaning in some of these plantings. “We have no intention of going in there and ripping these plantings out,” he added. “After June 1, anything that hasn’t been removed by the owners, we will take each of the plantings out and find new locations for them. We hope to place most of them somewhere back in the cemetery. Some of the plantings could also end up in the park.” For more information on the removal of the plantings from the Sardinia Cemetery,

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Out of those 30% only about half of them end up with degrees. That leaves 85% of our graduating seniors each and every year looking for a career with simply a high school diploma. You see, when public education began the purpose was to provide a structure for discipline and basic skills that would help local industry. These skills were to be developed to the fullest so a young man or woman had the necessary skills to be employed locally. It was known during those times that the majority of students would end up working on their family farms or in the local manufacturing facilities. Schools were structured to support the needs of those times. Throughout time we have not been aggressive enough adjusting the expectations and the environments of our schools to meet the changing needs. Today our students must compete globally for employment opportunities. An interesting statistic that I recently read is that by 2015, 75% of all employers will require a college degree or some sort of skill and or technical training. In order for our schools to prepare our youngsters for this world we must change the way we do business. The message from Washington and Columbus is to increase the rigor in our classrooms and challenge students to critically think. They want us to teach our students how to think instead of what to think. I love this philosophy but it must begin with you and me. Yes, the community member, the parent, the grandparent, the relative, business owner, and all the people that touch the lives of our children. We must help young people identify their unique gifts. These gifts must be encouraged and allowed to develop without the fear of failure. We need to be extremely careful not to have them chase our dreams but yet the dreams that lie deep within them. When this happens we will quickly see their talents unwrap before our eyes. Colleges and business alike tell us that our students need to be able to communicate effectively, write proficiently, and collaborate with others in order to survive the “Real World.” Students must be challenged beyond their skill set and be encouraged to study in their areas of strength. We must destroy the perception that career and technical training is only for those that can’t survive the rigor of a comprehensive school. Let’s face it. If a person is a skilled carpenter that will show up to work, be honest, and produce quality work, he or she can do very well for themselves without racking up thousands of dollars in student loans. I have read about cases where the skilled laborer earns more over the lifetime of their career than a general surgeon. They can receive all the training they need free of charge while still in high school. If a child is academically gifted and knows they want to pursue schooling beyond high school they should have the ability to stay on the local HS campus and begin working towards the rigor of college. This can be a difficult transition at first but if supported by parents and our community, our students can be in an accelerated position to begin college. Believe it or not Western Brown Local Schools have the opportunities available to do all of the aforementioned. A student can come to us for their first two years of HS and then go to the Southern Hills Career Technical Center and be employable immediately after they walk off our graduation stage and often times before. The academically driven student has the opportunity to earn 45 college credit hours without ever leaving our campus. That translates to a college scholarship of over $10,000. Our goal is to be able to graduate 100% of students that are college and career ready. None of us knows the jobs our youth will have available to them in 10 years, but I can guarantee it will involve increased educational and or skills training. Challenge a youngster you know to begin planning their future. We have free opportunities that can be tailored to any college or career dream. Talk to your child about their future and let us know how we can help them achieve those dreams. They are only a conversation away from the rest of their lives. Western Brown Local Schools will do everything within our power to ensure your child has what they need to be successful!




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Taking A Trip Through Time Beverly Wallace, Mt. Orab sent us this photo of Sunday School taken on April 5, 1915 when Rev. George held a revival at the Union Plains United Brethren Church in Greenbush, Oh. The church merged to become an Evangelical United Brethren and then later merged with the Methodist to become a United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Conference closed the church in December 2006 and sold it at auction in 2007. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a new feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your photo back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Letters to the Editor

What Do You Think?

The Elephant in the Womb: A Mother's Day Reflection On Babies

Do you believe the proposed ban in Ohio on cell phone use while driving will be enforceable?

Dear Editor, Mother's Day came and went and, as I usually do, I spent a good bit of time last Sunday thinking about my mother and my children. I thought about my childhood, my pregnancies, the birth of my children and the many paths that being a daughter and a mother have led me down. This caused me to wonder (bear with me because I do have a point that you may find interesting): when did I first become a mother? When did I become my own mother's daughter? When does life begin? That is supposed to be the big question that will determine when, if at all, abortion is ethical. This is a terribly challenging question to answer and one that medical ethicists, physicians, politicians, activists, and theologians have been debating in this country for decades, if not longer. If we are brutally honest with ourselves, the answer should be clear. Most Americans would agree that once a baby is born, it is alive. While there are a few who do not support that claim, such as those who believe that the product of a failed abortion should not be provided with medical intervention,

most Americans would probably agree that once born, a baby is alive. (Just for clarity, the English translation of that last sentence is: if an abortionist accidentally does not kill a baby during an abortion procedure, that baby should be left to die.) This agreement does little to clarify the debate, though, because we know that babies are often born significantly earlier than expected and still survive, sometimes with little or no medical assistance. If these preterm babies can survive, then it stands to reason that those who are delivered full term or later were also alive at the same stage of development as those born prematurely. So, most Americans again would probably agree that whether in the womb or outside the womb, babies who could, in theory, survive outside the womb, are probably alive. It is odd, though, that in many states our laws support killing these "viable" babies if it would endanger the life of the mother to continue to be pregnant: wouldn't it make more sense to deliver the baby and try to save it, while saving the life of the mother, too? Of course that is not really the point;

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sometimes I digress. The tough part of this debate has always hinged on the time between conception and "viability". That would be the time when many women find out for the first time that they are pregnant. Most women, when they find out they are pregnant are very excited and call those most important in their lives to share the news. They are congratulated. They cannot wait to get to the doctor to hear the heart beat for the first time and to see ultrasound images of their little one and learn what their due date is projected to be. Some begin to worry at that point: "Oh no, I did not know I was pregnant and I had too much wine that one time," or, "I went in the hot tub," or I would never had done many things, "If only I had known." Others say things later such as, "See that Christmas photo? You were in it, we just didn't that know yet." Clearly, these women have determined that they were pregnant with a life that needed protecting or celebrating even before they knew they were pregnant. This is the point at which we must admit that not only does life begin at conception, but we know it begins then and we have always known it, we just have not acknowledged that fact in the

format of the debate of Life vs. Abortion. If we were to acknowledge what the majority of us clearly know to be true (as evidenced by our behavior when we experience, or help to celebrate, a wanted pregnancy) we would have to acknowledge that we know the truth but choose to act contrary to that truth. We are willing to acknowledge the life of those we want, but to deny the life of those we do not want. We want the government to either stay out of the discussion completely, or to give us permission to only keep alive those whom we want. This may not bother some Americans. They may have no problem with picking and choosing who lives and who dies based on the desirability of certain people: I want to be pregnant, so this baby is precious. I do not want to be pregnant, so this life is disposable. A pregnant mother was murdered, so we will charge the killer with two counts of homicide. That abortionist needs to be given police protection so that she can safely get to work and continue to perform abortions. I hate non-Aryans, so they can be killed (oh, wait, that was not the American psyche, but Hitler's, sorry...). Jo DeFosse Russellville

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Oh yes, I think it's enforceable, there's no reason to use a cell phone with all the hands-free equipment available. Amy Dietrick, Mt. Orab

No, they'll never be able to enforce it, money talks and anyone with power will be able to stop it. Brenda Donahue, Mt. Orab

Well, I think it should be enforced, but it should be fair to everyone to have the same consequences for all. Cindy Call, Fayetteville

Yes, I think it will be enforceable, it has to be, there are just too many accidents caused by cell phone use while driving. Dorothy Gifford, Lake Waynoka

Yes, I believe it will be enforced and I believe that it should be. Shane Cash, Williamsburg

No, it won't be enforceable, because people need to talk too much. They need to talk less and listen more. Doris Roy, Five Mile

Reader surprised at judge ruling on Moler Dear Editor, I must say I am surprised at the judge's ruling on removing the limits on the Moler Raceway. I live on route 286 which is 4 1/2 miles away from the raceway and the music is extremely loud in my backyard on the weekends. There are some nights I would have to turn my television so loud to hear it because of the noise from the cars. Last summer was really noisy. This summer

has been much better with not so much noise from the cars and speakers all day and into the evening. Obviously, living near a race track there is going to be noise, racing is a noisy business, but at the same time I feel there needs to be regulations for those living nearby. I do hope the Moler Raceway continues to keep control of the noise. Jean Johnson



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WB Spring Concert held at Mt. Orab Park, at new natural amphitheater

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Western Brown High School band members presented its ‘Spring Concert’ Monday night, May 14 at the newly constructed amphitheater in Mt. Orab. The concert opened with numbers performed by the Percussion/Jazz Band including the following arrangements: • Chameleon • St. Louis Blues • Hey There Delilah • Don’t Know Why • Fresh Trash • Tenor Madness • Hipster Following the Percussion/Jazz Band, the Concert Band performed: • Dona Nobis Pacem • Canned Heat • We Are Young • Slane Scott Reed is the director of the two groups and guided them through the concert. “All I do is just stand up there and wave my hands,” Reed said with a chuckle, “They’re a real talented group of young people. “This year I will be losing 19 seniors, that’s the most

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I’ve ever lost in the seven years I’ve been here.” Reed said that this was the first year for the Jazz Band but stated that it has been a real success. “We are all very excited about the jazz band performing at the upcoming ‘Summer Concert Series’ in Georgetown,” Reed added. “That’s happening on Thursday May 21 at 7 p.m.” Reed said that the Mt. Orab Middle School Spring

“Pets In Need” mobile unit coming to Brown County “Pets In Need” is offering a basic pet health clinic for just $10 at the Brown County Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 26, from noon until 3 p.m. The shelter is located at 100 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, Ohio. Your pet (cat or dog) will receive an examination by a licensed veterinarian, all needed vaccinations, and treatment for fleas and minor health problems. You must make a reservation to attend by calling (513) 238-3306. Clients must certify that their current gross household income is at or below the income listed as follows: household size (1 person), annual income $21,659, monthly $1,804 or weekly $416; (2 persons) annual income $29,139, monthly $2,428, weekly $460; (3 persons) annual income $36,619, monthly $3,051, weekly $704; (4 persons) annual income $44,099, monthly $3,674, weekly $848, and so on. For each additional family member, add $7,479 annually; $623 monthly; or $143 weekly. Call (513) 238-3306 for more information. In addition, you will receive information about the benefits of ‘fixing’ your pet and an opportunity to schedule a spay or neuter surgery for your dog for only $15, or



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for your cat for only $10. You will also receive information about good pet health and nutrition and answers to your questions about pet care. The cost of vouchers for this mobile pet health clinic is $10 per pet (limit of three pets) and space is limited to the first 40 pets. “Pets In Need” is a joint program of the Freestore Foodbank and the United Coalition for Animals.

Concert was going to be held on Thursday, May 17 at the Western Brown High School Auditoria. Other performances coming up for the school include the “Band Booster Car Show” set for Sunday, May 20 from 9 to 4 p.m. at the high school and at the Western Brown graduation set for 7 p.m. on Friday, May 25. Other events coming up include the ‘City BBQ’ Fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, June 12 at Eastgate. During the City Barbeque Fundraiser, 25 percent of all purchases will be donated back to the Western Brown Band Boosters. Menu can be checked out by visiting

“We are also looking for some artistic people to help in designing our 2012 Marching Band T-Shirts,” Reed added. “We would really like to thank everyone who turned out for our spring concert, and we would especially like to thank the Village of Mt. Orab for allowing us to be the first performers on their newly designed natural amphitheater.”


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Judith A. (nee Smith) Arnold, 65

Frances Mae (nee Lindsey) Boothby, 86

Judith A. (nee Smith) Arnold, 65, of Goshen, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Judy was the beloved wife of William C. Arnold, loving mother of Anthony (Patricia) Hunt, Julia Arnold, Elaina (Paul) Arnold Maloney and Joshua (Pamela) Terwilleger, caring grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, dear sister of Jim, Joe and Terry Smith. Cherished daughter of the late Wilmer “Bud” and Catherine (nee Johnson) Smith. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Services were Thursday, May 17, 2012. Interment was in Goshen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Higginsport Christian Church, PO Box 16, Higginsport, OH 45131. The Tufts-Schildmeyer Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.

Frances Mae (nee Lindsey) Boothby, 86, of Mt. Orab, Oh., died peacefully on May 15, 2012. She was born October 2, 1925 in Scott Township, Oh., to the late Howard and Rose Marie (Gould) Lindsey. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Don Waits and special friend, Donald Carr. She is survived by her daughter, Rose A. Waits of Mt. Orab, step-grandchild, T.J. Waits, stepgreat-grandchild, Nicholas J. Waits of Williamsburg, and several cousins. The family received friends from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Egbert Funeral Home. Funeral service was at 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial was in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorial donations in Frances's memory may be made to the Donor's Choice. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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Mary Alene (nee Wright) Ashbrook, 76, of Mt. Orab, Oh., died peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2012. She was born January 19, 1936 in Kentucky to the late Ensley and Nannie (Caylor) Wright, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Jesse Wayne Zimmer and sonin-law, Allen Wayne Smith. She is survived by her husband, Owen Lee Ashbrook, daughters, Elizabeth (Clarence) Davidson of Vevay, In., Linda (Galen) Beckelhimer of Georgetown, Della Smith of Bedford, Ky., Ellen (Dwight) Gentry of Mt. Orab, Anna (Jeff) Peters of Sommerset, Ky., Gwen Zimmer of Franklin, Oh., Melissa Willoughby of Mt. Orab, Rebecca Rymer of Mt. Orab, son, James Clay (Kendra) Ashbrook of Mt. Orab, brothers, Charley Wright of Lake Station, In., Ensley Wright, Jr. of Bowling Green, Ky., sister, Jewell Hogan of Lanton, Ok., 24 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church. Pastor Tim Cline and Steve Bruner officiated. Burial was Mt. Orab Cemetery. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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William Allen Ferguson, 93 William Allen Ferguson, 93, Mt. Orab, Oh., passed away on Sunday, May 13th, 2012. Mr. Ferguson was a member of the Mt. Orab Methodist Church. Born on October 15, 1918 in Cincinnati, OH. His family moved to Portsmouth, shortly after. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. C. L. Ferguson. Dr. Ferguson was a Medical Director of Shelby Shoe Company in Portsmouth. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Don Ferguson of Cincinnati. Mr. Ferguson was a veteran of WW II. He served from August 1942 till December 12, 1945, in the infantry and the 82nd Airborne Division with combat jumps into Normandy and Holland. Surviving are his wife Beatrice; daughter, Vicki Reuss of Batavia, four grandchildren, Bryant Reuss of Mt. Orab, Steve Reuss of Morrow, Aaron Reuss of Aberdeen, Teran Reuss of Amelia, seven great-grandchildren; Steve Jr., Austin, Brittany, Brennan, Christopher, Daven, and Lexie. Services were held Thursday, May 17, 2012 where Robbie Scott officiated. Graveside service was Friday, May 18, 2012 at Sunset Memorial Gardens where Rev. Stanley Webster performed the committal. Memorial donations in William's memory may be made to the Donor's Choice. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Tonya King, 60 Tonya King, 60, Amelia, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was the mother of Christie Wright and Rick Wright, grandmother of Justin, Dylan, Trey, Kearston, Dustin, Carson, Coty, Jenna, Zachary, and the late Braylon, sister of Missy Kaesheimer, Robert King, Rusty King, and the late Tina Kidd. Services were held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Hickory Ridge Cemetery in Manchester, Oh. E. C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Paul Dale Roche, 73

Carl Vernon Lang, 78

Dr. Paul Dale Roche, 73, Batavia, passed on into the hands of our Lord on May 11, 2012, leaving behind his wife of 38 years Elizabeth, daughter Suzette Roche of CA., son Mark Cordell of CA., and daughter Terre Montunnas of Bethel. He had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Paul entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 18, and served his country honorably for 22 years. He then entered Western State University Law School in San Diego, CA., and earned a Juris Doctor of Law in 1981. He re-entered the government as a civilian and was employed as a Defense Contractor Specialist for the U.S. Navy for 12 years, retiring in 1994. He was very dedicated to service life, receiving a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and many other awards. Before his illness Paul was an avid gardener growing the most beautiful flowers, with which Elizabeth was always ensured the most beautiful bouquets, especially roses. He had a passion for reading. He was a wonderfully loving family man and friend, and will be terribly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 87 North market St. Batavia, Oh. 45103 or Clermont County Humane Society 4025 Filager Road Batavia, Oh. 45103. A memorial gathering was held at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Bethel on Saturday May 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial services at 11 a.m. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Carl Vernon Lang, 78 of Georgetown, Oh., died Friday, May 11, 2012. He was a motor winder for Siemans, a United States Korean War Army Veteran and member of the Feesburg Worship Center in Feesburg, where he served as a Deacon. Carl was born July 9, 1933 in Georgetown, the son of the late John Verner and Bertie Mae (Gould) Lang. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife – Dorothy (McCleese) Lang in 2006, one son – Carl Vernon Lang, Jr., one daughter – Jo Ann Lang, one step-son – Terry Cooper, one step-daughter – Shirley Stewart, four sisters – Roberta Lang, Ruth Carpenter, Margaret Watson and Mae Weatherspoon and seven brothers – Homer Gould and William, Stanley, Charles, Clyde, Harold and Donald Lang. Mr. Lang is survived by two daughters – Beverly Gilpin and husband Tom of Georgetown, and Cindy Nicholson of NC, three step-sons – Jack, Ron and Rick Cooper all of Mt. Orab, one step-daughter – Judy Hopkins of Mt.Orab, five grandchildren – Chastity Castle White of Russellville, Brandon Glover of Georgetown, Hunter Gilpin of Georgetown, Tom Gilpin of Temecula, Cal., and Chuck Gilpin of Cincinnati, seventeen step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several step-great grandchildren and one sister – Virginia Watson of Georgetown. Services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 where Clark Castle officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, with military services by the Carey Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown, Ohio. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Brown County Animal Shelter, 100 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown , Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Larry Garrett, 55 Larry Garrett, 55, Mt. Orab, Oh., died May 6, 2012. He was born January 17, 1957 to the late Clura and Julia Garrett. Larry was the father of Lola Garrett and Debbie Garrett., grandfather of Kionna, Billy, Harley, Savannah, Isbella and Seleen, brother of Melinda Patten (Robert). Services were held on Wednesday May 9, 2012. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.


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Jason David Sebald, 35

Deborah Kay Bradley, 58

Howard Eugene Unger, 70

Arnold “Mark” Benjamin, 57

Adam C. Stroup, 38

William Field Martin, 87 of Ripley, Oh., died Sunday, May 13, 2012. He was a farmer and former director and President of the Ripley National Bank in Ripley. Mr. Martin was born January 19, 1925 in Ripley, the son of the late Elmer T. and Lyda Florence (Richey) Martin. He was also preceded in death by his wife – Patricia Catherine (Theis) Martin and one sister – Kathryn Martin Jockers. Mr. Martin is survived by two sons – John W. Martin and wife Brenda of Georgetown, and James R. Martin and wife – Cristina of Princeton, Ky., two grandchildren – Amy Martin Noonan and husband Jeff of Austin, Tex., and Tyson G. Martin and wife Amy of Eddyville, Ky., and two great grandchildren – Averi Noel Noonan and Garrett Martin Noonan. Private graveside services was held at the convenience of the family on Friday, May 18, 2012. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Jason David Sebald, 35 of Aberdeen, Oh., died Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He was a United States Navy Persian Gulf War Veteran and a machine operator. He was born August 2, 1976 in Dayton, Oh. Jason is survived by his father, David John Sebald of Aberdeen, his mother and stepfather, Jo and Rick Smead of Fairborn, Oh., one sister, Carrie Dever of Fairborn, Oh., one niece, Alexis Marie Diltz; two aunts Dianne Theodore of Deltona, Flor., and Laura Pfaff of Dayton, Oh., on 3 grandmother, Marilyn Spicer of Kettering, Oh., and a great aunt, Jane Hufziger of Middletown, Oh. Services were held Monday, May 14, 2012. Interment followed the funeral service in Charter Oak Cemetery in Aberdeen, Oh. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Deborah Kay Bradley, 58 of Russellville, Oh., died Saturday, May 12, 2012. She was a home care nurse aid. Deborah was born May 27, 1953 the daughter of Hazel M. (Bowen) Boone of Aberdeen, and the late William Frank Boone. Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her husband John Alden Bradley, one brother Allen Boone and one sister - Connie Smith. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Bradley is survived by three children - Harry James Benjamin, Jr. of Neville, Oh., Gabriel Marie Tull of Georgetown, and Paula K. Pollock of Neville, Oh., four grandchildren - Amanda and Maranda (Pea Pod) Tull and Abigail and Brandon Pollock; four brothers Mike Boone of Felicity, Wesley Boone of Maysville, Ky., Steve Boone of Ripley, and Dennis Boone of Georgetown, and three sisters - Nancy Benjamin of Bethel, Sherry Crager of Portsmouth, and Denise Jordan of Atlanta, Ga. Services were held Tuesday, May 15, 2012 where Pastor Roger Daniels officiated. Interment will be in the Pisgah Ridge Cemetery near Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Howard Eugene Unger, 70, Blue Creek, died Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was born February 16, 1942, in Hillsboro to the late James and Clara (Kidder) Unger; and daughter, Debra Unger Deskins. He is survived by wife, Joyce (Reed) Unger of Blue Creek; two sons: Stephen (Tina) Unger of Blue Creek and Randy James (Tonda) Unger of Piketon; daughter, JoAnn Campbell of Blue Creek; three sisters: Janet (Robert) Newman of Blue Creek, Sophia Knisley of Blue Creek, and Helen Lopez of Middletown; 11 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was a former sawmill owner and operator in Blue Creek; a former tobacco and general farmer in Blue Creek and Clinton County; and was a former machinist for Aeronca Incorporated in Middletown for seven years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Memorial contributions may be made to any charitable organization. Services were Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Gospel Lighthouse Chapel in Blue Creek where Pastor Mike Bender officiated. The interment was at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Blue Creek where the Adams County Honor Guard performed a military service. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Arnold “Mark” Benjamin, 57, Amelia, Oh., died on Friday, May 11, 2012. He is survived by his 3 daughters: Gidget Hassebrock, Monica Wibbels and April Fields, 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, with baby Olivia due in two weeks, mother and father, Juanita Benjamin and the late Arnold Benjamin, 4 brothers, Steve Benjamin, Ronnie Benjamin, Tim Benjamin and Bill Benjamin, numerous nieces and nephews. Services were Tuesday, May 15, 2012. Burial was at the Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The Charles H McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Adam C. Stroup, 38, Bethel, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. Adam was born December 14, 1973 in Cincinnati to the late Donna Stroup. He is survived by children, Tyler Daria, Bethel, Jordan White, Felicity, Hiliary White, Felicity, Allison Stroup, Bethel, Abigal Stroup, Bethel, Andrea Stroup, Bethel, sister, Toni (David) Cox, Bethel, maternal grandparents, Ray and Shirley Vice, Bethel and nieces, Morgan and Erika Cox. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Thelma Louise Shay, 90 Thelma Louise Shay, 90 of Georgetown, Oh., died Monday, May 14, 2012. She was a retired employee of US Shoe Corporation in Ripley, where she had worked for forty-one years and was a member of the F.O.E. # 2293 in Georgetown. She loved to cook. Her specialties were blackberry cake, peanut butter pies, apple dumplings and she made super meat loaf and mac and cheese. She also loved to play bingo and to have her grandchildren visit her. Thelma was born January 3, 1922 in Brown County, Oh., the daughter of the late Ray and Bernita (Shafer) Day. She was also preceded in death by her husband – James Shay in 1968, one son – Robert Shay, seven brothers – Harlon, Richard, Russell, Glenn, Ernst, Clarence and Leslie Day and two sisters – Louella Lykins and Effie Mae Bellamy. Mrs. Shay is survived by three sons – Donald Shay of Georgetown, James Shay and wife Edna of Georgetown, and Michael Shay and wife Carol of Hamersville, one daughter – Phyllis Mitchell of Georgetown, eleven grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Services were held May 17, 2012 where Kevin Whitsett officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. If desired, memorials may be sent to Georgetown Church of Christ, 149 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.


Gladys Kelch, 99 Gladys Kelch, 99, Sardinia, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. Mrs. Kelch is survived by 2 daughters, Marlyn (Gary) Davidson-Frazee and Mary (Willie) Bradford, 4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, May 17 followed by burial in Sardinia Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

Doris Eileen (nee Mitchell) Nelcamp, 85 Doris Eileen (nee Mitchell) Nelcamp, 85, died peacefully on May 12, 2012. Doris was born April 17, 1927 in New Hope, Oh. She is survived by her nieces, Jennifer Nelcamp of Bethel, Bonnie Smiley of Mt. Orab, Cathy Bingham of Mt. Orab, Jeanne Cox of Georgetown, Diana Sue Morgan of Versailles, Ky., Rita Patrick of Gainesville, Fl., nephews, Richard Nelcamp of Bethel, Jay Mitchell of Georgetown, Mark Mitchell of Milford, Alfred Cook, Jr. of Mt. Orab, Jeff Mitchell of Georgetown. Doris Nelcamp was predeceased by her husband Charles C. Nelcamp, parents Howard and Lelage (Clemens) Mitchell, brothers; George Mitchell, Guy Mitchell, William Mitchell, "Junior" Howard Mitchell, sisters, Mattie Cook, Minetta Lancaster. Services were held Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Burial was in Tate Township Cemetery. Memorial donations in Doris's memory may be made to the Cincinnati SPCA. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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THE ADVERSARY In Luke 22:31 we find a warning that Jesus gave to Peter. I believe that we also can gain some advise from this warning. It states: “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” Satan wanted Peter! Do you think that he still wants people today? I do not think Satan has changed. His desire to sift people is still in affect. He would like to have you, to deceive you, to control you, and eventually destroy you. Satan wants your soul! In the book of I Peter, Peter gives us basically the same warning. Verse 8 tells us: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” Peter calls him our adversary. Satan is referred to by several different names and terms in the Bible. Where did he come from; who is he? Some have said that he is a fallen angel. The Bible describes him in the book of Ezekiel as the anointed cherub that covereth. This creation of God, who rebelled against God, became Satan. God did not create him as he is today. He was once a holy cherub. God created only 5 cherubs, no more, just 5. The Bible talks about millions of millions of angels, but only 5 cherubs. So no, he is not a fallen angel, nor is he a seraphim. Four cherubs are found in the Bible surrounding the throne of God. In Revelation they are described as beasts because of their appearance. They each have 4 faces: the face of a man, the face of an eagle, the face of a lion, and the face of a calf or ox. They are more fully described in the book of Ezekiel chapter 1, verses 1-11. In Revelation each of the 4 beasts, or cherubs, is described by the face which is in the view of the observer. If you are looking directly into a mirror you mainly see your front view. These beasts are in a circle around the throne, therefore, each displaying different sides of their head. They have 4 wings, however, their wings are joined together as they surround the throne making each one have 6 wings “about” them, not 6 wings each. It was one of these 5 creatures which rebelled against God. They are very important, powerful creatures. In fact, we find cherubs in Genesis 3:24 being placed at the east of the garden of Eden to keep the way of the tree of life. There are still 4 holy cherubs.

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Family welcomes new addition Hamza and Chelsea Belasri are proud to announce the birth of their son, Zakaria Bradley Belasri. Zakaria was born on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Brent and Kelly Mussinan, Ripley, Cherif and Amina Belasri, Morocco, great grandparents include Dan and Pat Klump, Ripley, and the late Jeanne Klump, Aberdeen. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Hamza and Chelsea on the birth of Zakaria.


The Fayetteville FFA was named a Model of Innovation Finalist and Ohio Top 10 Chapter Overall during the 84th Ohio FFA State Convention.

Fayetteville students earn multiple awards at FFA Convention

Bethel Shiloh Church of God will be holding Revival Services with Evangelist Alva Robinson on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25 - 27 nightly at 7 p.m., Sunday morning will be at 11 a.m. under the direction of Pastor John Neal. Rev. Robinson is an anointed southern preacher from Barbersville, Ky. The church is located at 2271 Oakland Locust Ridge Road, Bethel. For more information call 513-317-2253.

The Fayetteville FFA Chapter was recently named an Ohio Model of Innovation in the area of Student and Chapter Development and was ranked as one of Ohio’s Top Ten Chapters Overall through the National Chapter Award Program at the 84th Annual Ohio FFA State Convention held May 3rd and 4th at the Ohio Expo Center. FFA members Kaitlin James, Tyler Parcell, Brittany Wolfer and Betsy Wiederhold presented two 10-minute presentations on the chapter’s activities. Five Fayetteville FFA members were also recognized at this years Ohio FFA Convention for State FFA Proficiency Awards in seven different areas. Fayetteville FFA members won a total of three Proficiency Areas in 2012. Those winners included Jeremy Robbins for Agricultural Mechanics, Cody Adams for Diversified Crop Production, and Leah Haines for Equine Science. Each of these students will have their award applications forwarded to National FFA this summer for National Competition. Other Fayetteville students who received State FFA Awards at Convention included: Alan Russell 3rd Place Agricultural Process-

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The Fayetteville FFA was named a Model of Innovation Finalist and Ohio Top 10 Chapter Overall during the 84th Ohio FFA State Convention.

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Russellville Pinewood Derby winners Community Landscape Award sponsored by the Mt. Orab Garden Club

Russellville Cub Scout Pack 248 had their annual Pinewood Derby, Monday, April 16 2012 at Russellville Elementary School. The winners for our derby are pictured above, (R to L): Jacob Cenci, first place; Easton Simpson, second place; and Jake Rager, third place

Becca’s 2nd annual 5K Legendary Run for a Cure set Becca’s Second 5K Legendary Run for a Cure sponsored by the Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Legendary Run Golf Clubhouse. Becca’s Run is in honor of 7 year old Becca Bennett, a leukemia survivor. Race begins at 9 a.m., registration begins at 7:30 a.m. - pre-registration by May 30 includes a race t-shirt. Cost is $25.00 per person or $75.00 for 3 or more family living in the same household. There will also be a free Kids Fun Run for children 10 an dunder, but they will need to register. All proceeds will benefit childhood cancer research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. For more information call Jay at (513) 520-5617 or Kristen at (513) 687-0585.

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New Hope 4-H meet BY Megan Cox New Hope 4-H Club The New Hope 4H club held their monthly meeting on Friday, April 20 at Cherry Ridge Stables in Georgetown. Demonstrations were given and the event calendar for the summer was reviewed. The club would like to remind members of many upcoming county deadlines. Horse pictures and information are due in the Extension office no later than June 1. Goat tag in is June 2, remember if you are taking a meat/market project you must attend a Quality Assurance meeting. Georgetown

HS will be hosting the next one on June 4. New Hope Cloverbuds have been focusing on the 3 R’s, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This year, many of their projects have been reusing items around the home. They made Mothers Day flower pots, reusing cardboard milk cartons! Next meeting was May 18 in the Pork Producers Shelter at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Also, the Brown County Horseman’s Association will be having their first of three summer shows, Saturday May 19, at Brown County Fairgrounds beginning at 9 am.

The Russellville Kiwanis Club announces that “Child Safety Day” was held at the Russellville Elementary School Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event demonstrated the proper installation of child safety seats and provided certified personnel to inspect car seat installations. The safety of children at home as well as while being transported is important to our community. There will be a demonstration on the proper method to evacuate a house in case of fire. The “Child Fire Safety Smoke House” will be available to train children and adults to evacuate a smoke filled house.

The “Air Evac Lifeteam” was also there to answer questions on emergency transport of patients to specialized medical facilities. “Chad” stickers were provided free to parents. This sticker is placed on the underside of a car seat so that Life Squad personnel will have necessary life saving information available in the event the parents are unconscious. Free hot dogs and refreshments were also available. This event was co-sponsored by Adams/Brown Early Head Start; Byrd Township Fire Department; Russellville Fire Department; Russellville Kiwanis Club; and Russellville Life Squad.

Mt. Orab Lions Club car show scheduled The Mount Orab Lions Club 24th Annual Open Car Show is set for Sunday, May 20, 2012, rain or shine. The show is free to spectators. Registration is open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a car entry fee of $10.00. Vendor space is also available for $10.00 (no food vendors). Awards will be given at 4 p.m. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first hundred cars.

Top 50 plus 8 special awards: Best General Motors, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Interior, President’s Choice. All judges decisions are final. The car show is just one of many projects the Lions Club runs each year. All proceeds will be coming back to the Mt. Orab community. For more information call Lion Seth Partin at (513) 376-0754.

Barn Busters 4-H Club to meet May 22 BY Allison Daniels The Barn Busters 4-H The Barn Busters 4-H club held their 7th meeting on May 6, 2012 at the Rambler Center in Russellville. The meeting was called to order by President Natalie Wagner. The pledges were led by Jacob Jones and Allison Daniels. The roll call was read and the secretary's report was given by Madison Jones. The treasurer's report was given by Kalle Reynolds. A club picture was then taken. In old business, we discussed that members should be receiving their packets of information soon in the mail about their various projects.

We discussed safety issues and guidelines that need to be followed since we will be picking up litter soon in two different townships as a community service project. State fair entry deadline dates were announced for anyone wanting to take livestock or crops, the last date forms can be postmarked will be June 20. Tag-in dates and pre-fair judging dates were announced as well. Some ongoing reminders were said again about QA dates and times and beef skill-a-thon dates. Our next meeting will be May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center in Russellville. The meeting was then adjourned.

Invitation extended to share memories of Vivien Rembis One hundred years of memories of the late Mrs. Vivien Rembis will be shared on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3 p.m at the Buford Community Church located on Greenbush Road in the heart of Buford. Family and friends will gather together to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday. You are invited to come and share a song, poem, story, pictures or even a recital

piece that inspired you by knowing Mrs. Rembis. Whether you are a family member, neighbor, co-worker, former student, piano student, friend or church family come celebrate with us. Light refreshments will follow. For more information or directions to the church, contact Pastor Ken Barr at (513) 2659663 or Jean Thompson at (937) 446-2966.



On Sunday, May 20, 2012, Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church invites the community to join them to celebrate the completion of their new church building. The project adds space that will enable the church to offer a better welcome to guests than the previous building allowed. The main part of the older facility, which was built in 1892, served as a wonderful tool for ministry for many years and will continue to be utilized for other ministry purposes. However, the new building will provide for greater seating and parking capacity. Worship services for the May 20th Celebration Sunday will be offered at 9 and 11 a.m. A reception and tours will be offered starting at 10:15 a.m. The Mt. Nebo congregation would be honored to have the community join them for this joyful occasion. The church is located at 11693 State Route 774 just three miles north of Hamersville.



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Farmer’s Market begins June 7 in Georgetown, seven concerts planned Georgetown Mayor Dale Cahall opened the May 10 village council meeting by asking for a moment of silence in honor of Brown County Commissioner Rick Eagan who died unexpectedly May 8. Cahall also expressed his condolences to the Eagan family. As the meeting continued, Georgetown resident Susan Bean addressed council in regard to the courthouse square Open Air Farm Market. “As everyone may or may not know, the Open Air Farm Market decided not to have the farm market any more,” Bean began, “because of a lack of participation and a lack of consumers.” She continued, “I’ve talked to another group, the Rural Catholic Life Conference, which is involved with local farmers, and I been in touch with the Brown County Farmer’s Market, Incorporated, which organized in Ripley.” Bean said she is very interested in continuing the farm market in Georgetown because it was a good thing for the residents and the local farmers. “I went to some meetings and it looked like we were going to have a market at the St. George’s Church on Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m.,” Bean said. “We thought we would catch a better audience at that hour. But for what reason I don’t know, the Archdiocese turned us down. They said they didn’t want people making a profit in their parking lot. They might lose their tax-exempt status.” Bean said she then received a call about the possibility of using the ‘Bob Lot’ (the lot on Main Street across from the Methodist Church in Georgetown). Bean said she felt the lot would be the perfect location for a farmer’s market to be

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This vacant lot in Georgetown, located across from the Methodist Church on Main Street is the new site for the Farmer’s Market which will be open to the public beginning Thursday, June 7, from 3 to 7 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will operate each Thursday and run through November 17.

held on Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., if it could be approved by council. She added that the same group would be sponsoring a farmers market in Mt. Orab on Tuesdays and Saturdays. She said they are serious farmers who take operation of the market serious. The market would operate from June 7 until November 17. Council unanimously approved the location and Mayor Cahall wished the venture well. Residents Carol Myers and Kim Scheffler, members of the Courthouse Square Association, Inc., also spoke to council in regard to upcoming activities in the village. “We have seven concerts scheduled, three movie nights and a wood-carver's day,” Myers stated. Myers said the group is running on limited funds and asked council if it could help finance one of the events. Council promptly voted to sponsor one of the concerts and donated $1,000. More information on the events can be found by visiting georgetownohiospecialevents on facebook. In other business, council had the second reading of an ordinance establishing new rates and charges for the collection and disposal of garbage and refuse in the vil-

lage of Georgetown. Kelly Jones, Georgetown Village Administrator, told council that the work on the Possum Run project is continuing and the contractor is preparing the site for the large crane that will be brought in to build the new 750,000 gallon tank. He also said that the design plans for the Town Run Project should be ready

some time in June. He will be working closely with the EPA on the project and obtain its approval before the job can be bid out. “We have received the invoices from DUKE Energy on the purchase of the Villa/Georgetown Station infrastructure,” Jones told council, “And we should be able to schedule the changeover soon.”

Brown County Board of Elections in dire need of poll workers The Brown County Board of Elections needs Poll Workers for the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election. Are you a person that: • Is civic minded and likes being involved? • Believes in the right to free, fair, open and honest elections? • Would like to make some extra money (Approximately $110.00)? • Meeting and making new friends? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Brown County Board of Elections would like to recruit you as a poll worker. Qualifications: • A registered resident of

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Six staff members from the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District were honored by the school board during its May15 meeting. Each of the staff members were retiring and the board presented each with a plaque of appreciation. First to be recognized was Kathy Bright, special education teacher at RULH. Ms. Bright has 55 years with the field of education. Also recognized were: • Vicki Ashbury with 30 years experience; • Kathy Harding, 35 years; • Kristi Scott, 40 years; • Mindi Wilson, 30 years plus; • Ann (Woods) Hendrix, 30 years. Also at the meeting, Martha Hasselbusch, principal of RULH Middle School, introduced and recognized students who are members of the school’s Academic Challenge Team. The team placed 3rd in a recent competition. Hasselbusch presented Leanna Kendrick and Brian Chapman, members of the academic challenge team, with certificates of appreciation for their efforts. Other members of the team include Timothy Huffman, Cain Kendrick, Charles Love, Will Fisher and Dylan Boles. In other actions at the board meeting, Superintend-

ent Patrick Kimble gave a brief update on the progress of the Race to the Top program, progressing at the schools. Hasselbusch then gave a report on the progress and last meeting of the DLT (District Leadership Team) and the OIP (Ohio Improvement Process) She told the board that all scheduling for next year will be complete on Friday. She also discussed briefly the new report card outline, the summer classes opportunities, and ways schools can do well in the Race to the Top program. Local resident Carol Stivers approached the board with the suggestion of implementing a RULH Academic Hall of Fame. She said there are many very successful graduates from the district that could be nominated for the hall of fame. Also addressing the board was Steve Porter , with the Ripley Alumni Association, who talked about the upcoming Ripley Alumni Weekend scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. In other business, Brown County Auditor Doug Green was asked by the board to attend the board meeting to explain how the re-appraisals in the district will effect the district. Green said, “Brown County is in the 2012 re-appraisal cycle. The expectation is for a double digit


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A special thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated items for the auction. They made the benefit a huge success. Sorry if we missed anyone who helped support the benefit.

Committee Members: Kristie Mason, Elizabeth Estep, Joyce Mingua



After working in the field of education for more than 55 years, Kathy Bright accepts a plaque of appreciation from school board president Glenda Huff.

Two members of the Academic Challenge Team at RULH Middle School, Brian Chapman and Leanna Kendrick attended the may 15 RULH board meeting and received recognition for their team placing third in a recent competition. Also shown is RULH Superintendent, Patrick Kimble. Not pictured are team members Timothy Huffman, Cain Kendrick, Charles Love, Will Fisher and Dylan Boles.

decline in residential property values. So I thought our course was plotted. Ripley Schools’ operating millage is at 20 mill floor. After researching, we found that Ripley is just at the 20 mill floor, there’s no reduction in the millage that hasn’t been made up.” Green went on to discuss how as the values declines, the millage will be adjusted up. So there is foreseeably no net loss. He did however tell the board that he had just received information about people living in the farming community could be receiving a 2% to a 500% increase in CAUV (Current Agricul-

tural Use Value) assessment, depending on soil types. He added that because of the increase that the local farmers might receive, it could level out residential decreases. In other business at the meeting the following actions were taken following an executive session. The board agreed to: • offer a one year contract to acting superintendent Patrick Kimble effective August 1; • advertise for the lease/purchase of one new school bus; • travel out of state to Greenup County High Scholl, KY, for the girl’s basketball team;

• an agreement with Brown County Educational Services Center for services in the amount of $224,405 for fiscal year 2013; • approve three waiver days; • approve 2-hour delays or early dismissals; • approve the 2012 graduates list; • approve multiple out of state trips; • approve list of supplemental contracts for the 2012-2012 school year; • approve fine arts/extracurricular supplemental

contracts for the 2012-2013 school year; • approve the addition of Hope Chapman to the sub custodian list; • approve hiring Utonia Renee Whetherspoon as custodian; • approve membership in the OHSAA for 2012-2013 school year; • approve final reading of revision/update for job related expenses; • have first reading of revision/update for the mission statement, bylaw committees.

Sardinia council approved purchase of police cruiser BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press

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Todd Bumbalough, mayor of the Village of Sardinia, opened the May 14 council meeting with a moment of silence in memory of Brown County Commissioner, Rick Eagan, and Gladys Kelch, the oldest resident of Sardinia, both of whom recently passed away. Following the moment of silence, Bumbalough offered a special prayer on behalf of the families of Eagan and Kelch. Sardinia Police Chief Jim Lewis reported to council that his department had written 40 tickets with 43 violations. He added that four felony charges have been filed on one adult and one juvenile for thefts in the village. “We recovered some of the property, but not all of it,” Chief Lewis said. “We’re working hard to find out where they pawned the rest of the items.” Lewis also told council that the motor in a 2002 Ford police cruiser in his department had locked up and he had inquired about purchasing a 2007 Ford from Camp’s Safety Equipment. Later in the meeting after suspending the three reading rule, council voted to purchase the 2007 Ford at a cost of $10,400 on a four year bond, costing the village $2,600 a year. The department currently has only one cruiser which runs every day and according to Lewis, is running down quickly. Sardinia Fire Chief Chris Shoemaker presented council with his monthly report from his new computer program recently purchased for his department. He said his department had a total of 16

runs, eight of which included vehicle accidents with injuries. He also reported that the department covered one structure fire which only had $40 in damages. He said the new system in his computer was working out very well and he was learning something new about it every day. In other business council discussed the fluctuating water bill for the village. Village Administrator Tim Mock told council he was a little closer to figuring out the problem. Mock also introduced the village’s newest employee, Ray Doss, to council. Doss filled the position of part time village worker and meter reader. Mock also reported that he had been busy at the sewer plant cleaning the collectors. He explained that the catch basins had to be drained and cleaned out. They contained dirt, silt, rags and other items. “We found a hole in one of the screens in the collectors,” Mock said. “And we don’t know how long its been that way. We’re cleaning it all out, but it’s a really nasty job, that has to be done. “There are also checkvalves in each tank that were worn out.” Mock told council that he was currently waiting for the EPA to approve permits to land-apply the sludge produced by the plant. “We installed a meter at the sewer plant about a month ago,” Mock continued, “And our first reading for the first 24 hours was 10,500 gallons daily going through that plant. But since we’ve taken that screen down, it’s been about 1,200 gallons a day.” Mock said he is hoping to find a way that the EPA would allow the village to use the discharge water coming out of the plant, to wash the screens down on a regular basis, once the screen has been repaired, saving the plant 10,000 gallons of water a day. “I’ve been struggling for months,” Mock told council, “trying to find out where we’re losing water because no one has reported any water pressure being lost.


During the May 14 Village of Sardinia Council meeting, council approved the purchase of a 2007 Ford police cruiser at a cost of $10,400. Shown from left, Administrator Tim Mock, Mayor Todd Bumbalough and Solicitor Jay Cutrell.

We’ve checked all the lines. We’ve checked everything.” If the EPA will work with the village on the matter and allow it to use the runoff water, which goes into the creek anyhow, it could eliminate all the issues at the plant. Mock also reported to council that he had received an estimate from Unger Construction to take care of the problem the village is having with man hole covers. “We’ve gone through and prioritized the problems and he has itemized a proposal,” Mock said, “which will take care of about three-fourths of the man-holes for $29,998. And he’s willing to break it down into two phases.” Mock explained that Unger could do the first phase for around $25,000, then council could look at its budget to see where to go from there. He said at least 61 man hole covers have issues, but the first phase would take care of 34 of the worst cases. Mock will oversee the entire project. Council approved the initial phase of the project. Mayor Bumbalough passed out a copy of the three-year budget comparison for the first quarter for the village. The sheet compared expenses, revenue and the difference from 2010, 2011 and 2012. “Well, I’m pretty happy with these numbers,” Bumbalough told council. “We are still at minus 4.69% under, for the quarter for expenses and 3.85 % over for

Russellville American Legion Memorial Day Services Russellville American Legion will be holding Memorial Day Services on Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, 2012. Sunday May 27, 2012 Services will be as follows: • Russellville Church of Christ at 11 a.m. • Ashridge Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. • Decatur Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

• Liberty Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday May 28, 2012 Services will be as follows: • Arnheim Lutheran at 9:30 a.m. St. mary’s Cemetery at 10 a.m. Russellville Cemetery at 11 a.m. For more information call Guy McRoberts at (937) 377-2663

the quarter in revenue, so things could be worse.” Bumbalough also said he is continuing his efforts to find grant funds to help clean up the village of old unsafe structures. He added that grants are getting harder and harder to qualify for.

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NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will be accepting bids for the housing management contract for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs of the Brown County Metropolitan Housing Authority. Interested parties should obtain a Bid Package from the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority office at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 or call 513-732-6010 and ask for a packet. Only sealed bids received on or before 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the address listed above in the is ad will be considered. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any bid. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity BCP 5-13t2 ---------------------------------------NOTICE PERRY TOWNSHIP The Perry Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public zoning hearing per the request of Roger Moore, 5041 St. Rt. 131, Fayetteville, Ohio. Mr. Moore is requesting a renewal of his conditional use permit to allow him to keep an occupied mobile home on his property in addition to his current dwelling. The Perry Township Zoning Resolution only allows for one dwelling per lot. The hearing will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Township Community Building, Fayetteville. All interested parties should attend. PERRY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Ellen Molitor, Charles Bates, Terry Hardesty, Steve Parcell, Jeff Wolfer BCP 5-20t1 ----------------------------------------



BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press


RULH board accepts retirement from six staff members

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Gov. Kasich signs three bills into law CMYK

Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following pieces of legislation into law: Sub. S.B. 295 (Coley) repeals the election reform law contained in House Bill 194; Sub. H.B. 158 (Stebleton, Okey) codifies federal restrictions on local zoning of amateur station antenna structures, preserves amateur

radio service communications as a Homeland Security resource, and places the burden of proof for compliance on the zoning authority; and Am. H.B. 244 (Gonzales, Roegner) authorizes paramedics to administer immunizations for influenza to firefighters or emergency medical technicians.

RCAP sets plans Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAP) has announced that on Saturday, May 19, Jeremiah Young will be bringing his ‘Wrestling Team� to the Rambler Center for an evening of Family Friendly Fun. The Russellville-Jefferson Annual Alumni Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Doors will

open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The above events are sponsored by the RCAPS. The regular monthly meeting of the group is on the third Monday of each month (May 21) in the Arts Council Room (102) at 7:30 p.m. All interested citizens are invited to attend and become active.



Congresswoman Jean Schmidt receives the Spirit of Enterprise Award from Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Rep. Schmidt’s pro-job policies cited by U.S. Chamber health-care law. Congresswoman Schmidt supported the Chamber’s position on all of the votes. “While many in Congress were busy playing politics, Representative Schmidt was working to protect and advance the interests of America’s job creators,� said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “America’s beacon of light shines brighter today because of Representative Schmidt and her efforts.� The Chamber represents more than 3 million businesses of all sizes and sectors nationwide, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Red Oak Ranchers date reminder BY Tiffany Gilvin Red Oak Ranchers 4-H The Red Oak Ranchers 4H Club held their 5th meeting on Thursday, May 10 at the Red Oak Church. President Nathan Bixler called the meeting to order, William Jividen lead the club pledges and Nathan Bixler called the roll. Old business: all candy bar, beef stick and dues are to be paid asap. Flower bed schedule was discussed and any changes needed or conflict needed to be addressed with Marilyn Cluxton as soon as possible. Everyone will be called to plant the flower bed. New Business: River Sweep is Saturday, June 16 at

9 a.m. to meet at the Ripley Lions Club shelter. Other dates: QA, May 29, Fayetteville; May 30, Ripley High School; June 4, Georgetown, all starting at 7 p.m. Beef Skillathon, June 3 and July 15 from 1 - 4 p.m. Small Animal Clinic for poultry, ducks, turkey, chicken, cats, pocket pets. Along with Pullorum testing for chickens already on the farm. Will be Tuesday, June 5 at the Brown County Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. (Pork Shelter). Reports due for the next meeting: Shane Weatherspoon (safety officer) and Karrigan Lucas (energy officer), the next meeting will be at June 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Red Oak Church.

Winchester Police recover stolen ATV On Monday, May 14, 2012 in the early morning hours, Adams County Sheriffs Office was dispatched to Gary Geeslin’s residence on Tri County Road in the village of Winchester for a report of a stolen Honda ATV. The Adams County Sheriffs Office notified Chief Greg Caudill of the Winchester Police Department in reference to the stolen Honda ATV. During the investigation the Adams County Sheriffs Office and Seaman Police Department arrested Mike Parks of Peebles, Heather Grooms of West Union and James Lykins of Peebles on Tri County Road just east of the village of Winchester after investigation led officers to the suspects. After further investigation by Chief Caudill and Patrol-

man Brent James, officers arrived at a residence at the intersection of Louisville Road and State Route 770 in Peebles. The residence of James Lykins where the Honda ATV was located hidden behind a garage at the residence. The ATV was returned to Gary Geeslin and Felony charges receiving Stolen Property are being filed on James Lykins. The Winchester Police Department would like to thank the Adams County Sheriffs Office and Seaman Police Department with there assistance in this case. They would also like to encourage anyone with information regarding crimes or suspicious activity to contact the Winchester Police Department or their local law enforcement agency.

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behind to care for another’s emergency healthcare needs. Yet where we live and work, it happens every day. The community that is EMS willingly gives their time to save the lives of others. Rain or shine, day or night, EMS providers stand ready to help whenever and wherever there is a need. When the word


BY Danielle Richards RN CICP, Director of Nursing and Dennis Lewis EMT-P, Educator/EMS Coordinator Fewer and fewer people are willing to volunteer their time leaving their families and other personal concerns

“community” is used by those bystanders who are not part of this special group, they cannot realize the bond that these special people have, and in a true sense their co-workers are their second family. Recently, they have lost a family member. Rick Eagan, a Brown County Commissioner, and volunteer

EMT for Ripley Life Squad and a member of the Ripley Fire Department, passed away at home unexpectedly on May 8, 2012. We at Southwest Regional Medical Center cannot express our sympathy enough for the loss of this unique and caring man. Rick was a huge advocate for EMS and healthcare


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partments from our neighboring counties, deliver approximately 150 patients each month to the emergency room at Southwest Regional Medical Center, about 14 percent of our ER patients. The majority of these dedicated people are volunteers. The specialized training required to become an EMT, and the continuing education requirements designed to enhance their ability to provide care for whatever emergency arises is intense and often times paid for by the individual. They are willing to pay the cost to be prepared for any emergency from motor vehicle accidents to heart attacks; from emergent deliveries to… The theme for this year’s National EMS Week is “EMS – not just a job. A calling.” Thank you, EMS Community, for answering the call. You are appreciated.


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behaviors. “The National Precursor Log Exchange is the next step in fighting against illegal drug activity in Ohio,” Representative Johnson said. “It will not only strengthen law enforcement, but also alert the retailer if a person would be going over the maximum daily or monthly purchase limit on the stimulants, in which case the sale would not go forward.” The United States Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 requires that retail sales of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine be regulated, including setting limits on the purchase in a single transaction of the drugs to no more than 3.6 grams per day. HB 334 applies the same limit to state law and also regulates the sale of ephedrine in the same manner already set for pseudoephedrine in state law. “If we are going put a stop to the persistent problem of illegal drug use in Ohio, including the misuse of drugs that are intended for good, it’s extremely important that we have strong oversight of what is being distributed,” Representative Bubp said. “This bill does precisely that.” The unanimous passage of HB 334 marks a continuation of efforts to halt the illegal misuse of drugs in Ohio. Last year, House Bill 93—also sponsored by Representative Johnson— was passed and signed into law to eliminate prescription drug abuse, shut down pill mills and enhance the Ohio Automated Rx Review System. HB 334 builds off of those efforts and will now move to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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The Monday, May 21, 2012 meeting of the Volunteer Hospital Auxiliary of the Southwest Medical Center will be held at 1:00 pm in the Executive Conference Room at the hospital. The speaker for this month's meeting will be a representative from Duke Energy who will be speaking about the safety and conservation of natural gas. Heating our homes is a major expense these days and learning some good tips about saving our fossil fuels and our money as well is something we all need to do. Refreshments will be served by the Dietary Department.

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Lady Broncos capture sectional title Lady Broncos capitalize on miscues to earn fourth sectional title in seven years BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press



DEER PARK-- It didn’t seem to matter what had happened to the Western Brown softball team for the first three innings in the Southwest District Division II sectional championship game against Talawanda because when the Lady Broncos got their first opportunity on Tuesday night they seized upon it. Having been overmatched their first three trips to plate against Lady Braves pitcher Caitlyn Calhoun -- she struck out the first seven Western Brown batters and eight of the first nine -- the No. 2 seed Lady Broncos began to find their way in the fourth inning when they put two runs on the board to break a scoreless tie and reversed their fortunes. The Lady Broncos, from that point on, executed their small ball approach at the plate and took advantage of

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Lindsey Harvey slides in safely for the Lady Broncos first run on Tuesday evening during the Lady Broncos sectional championship win over Talawanda.

each Lady Brave miscue en route to a 7-2 win that clinched their fourth sectional title in seven years at Deer Park High School. “We took advantage of mistakes they made (especially) passed balls,” Western Brown coach Blaine Wallace said. “They didn’t field the bunt real well and we took advantage of it. I had seen them play once and knew that. Any chance we got to be in that situa-

tion, we were going to bunt.” After watching his team strike out seven times in the first two innings, Wallace talked to his team before they headed to the plate in the bottom of the third inning. Though they still weren’t able to get a hit, they finally began to make contact against Calhoun. The most notable was a long fly ball to dead center field that

nearly got out by No. 8 hitter Kristen York. The fly ball by York seemed to be the wake up call the Lady Broncos (225) needed as they went to work in the fourth. Lindsey Harvey was hit on the first pitch of the inning and advanced to second on Morgan Nickell’s sacrifice bunt. Then sophomore third baseman Josie McElroy came up with the Lady

Kristen York swings through a pitch during the Lady Broncos sectional win over Talawanda on Tuesday evening.

Broncos first hit of the game and it was a big one. Her fly ball down the right field line fell in for a hit and Harvey sped around from second and beat the relay throw to give the Lady Broncos a 1-0 lead. A Lady Braves miscue kept the rally going when the next Lady Bronco hitter, Brittany Palmer, hit a grounder Calhoun snared. Instead of going to first for the out, however, she unsuccessfully tried to get McElroy at third.

Freshman catcher Morgan Fischer then came up and delivered another big hit as she beat out a grounder into the hole between second and third for an infield single as McElroy scored to give Western Brown a 2-0 lead. “We got the bunts down when we should get them down,” Wallace said of his team’s execution on offense. “We didn’t miss the bunts. Like I said, we took advantage of the mistakes they made.” The Lady Broncos added to their lead in the fifth -with plenty of help from the Lady Braves. After Bri Stacy and Harvey each reached safely on infield singles with one out, the Lady Braves battery fell apart. Despite Calhoun striking out the next three batters, two reached on passed ball third strikes. The second passed ball, on a third strike swing and miss by Palmer, allowed Stacy to score and give the Lady Broncos a 30 lead. Though Calhoun racked up the strikeouts --she ended up with 15 of them-her Lady Bronco counterpart, Nickell, may have been pitching better as she had shut the Lady Braves out the first five innings. In the sixth, however, Nickell ran into some two out trouble thanks in large part to Calhoun. Just as it seemed Nickell was rolling along towards a shutout victory, Calhoun came up with two outs and hit a home run to left center to get the Lady Braves on the board and make it 31. It seemed to rattle Nickell some as the next three Talawanda hitters singled to bring in another run and suddenly make it 3-2 before she got Francesca Lindley to strike out to end the inning. But that was all Nickell would give up. She gave up just the two runs and struck out eight batters in picking up the win. “She doesn’t strike out a lot but we’ve a really good defense and she uses it,” Wallace said of Nickell. “She throws a heavy ball.” The Lady Broncos put it out of reach in the bottom of the sixth. Their first four batters in the inning reached on dribblers or bunts right in front of the plate before passed balls scored Hope Jamison and then York to make it 5-2. A RBI ground out from Nickell and another runscoring hit from McElroy closed out the scoring as the Lady Broncos secured the win. “I’m real happy,” Wallace said of the win. “I just hope the kids aren’t satisfied. I’m not yet. We want to keep going.” To keep going the Lady Broncos will have to get past Benjamin Logan on Saturday at West Carrollton High School in the Southwest District final. Game time is set for 1 p.m.



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BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

KINGS MILLS-- There seemingly wasn’t a way that the Fayetteville baseball team could have possibly had a worse opening to their Southwest District Division IV sectional championship game than the one that unfolded during an achingly long first inning against Seven Hills on Wednesday evening. After Seven Hills hurler Ryan Ferrell struck out the side in the top of the first inning, he and his teammates went to work against Fayetteville starter Derek Peters. And what work they did against the Rockets ace. The Stingers sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 11 runs -- eight off of Peters before he was lifted after pitching just 2/3 of an inning -- in the bottom of the first inning as they quickly took all doubt out of the outcome. Despite a scrappy effort from the Rockets, they simply couldn’t recover from such a deficit and fell 13-2 in five innings to the Stingers at Kings High School. It was the Rockets second consecutive loss to Seven Hills in the sectional championship game. “He wasn’t on his game today for the most part. Like any other pitcher you have your days that you’re hot and days that you’re off,” Carlier said of Peters and the first inning. “They just hit the ball. They smoked the ball, honestly. They hit in the right spots.

They hit in the gap no matter where (the pitch) was.” The first inning got off to an auspicious start for Peters after he walked the Stingers leadoff hitter Brandon Malofsky on four pitches. An out later he gave up an infield single to Ferrell to put two on with one out. That was when Peters trouble really started. He gave up a run-scoring double to Harrison Addy that gave Seven Hills a 1-0 lead before he walked Matthew Montieth to load the bases with just one out. Back-to-back doubles brought in a combined four runs to make it 5-0 in favor of the Stingers before Peters got the second out of the inning on a ground out to shortstop Tanner Williams. But run-scoring hits from Malofsky and Brian Goertemoeller made it 8-0 and Peters day was done. Carlier brought on freshman hurler Scottie Mullis in relief of Peters and he gave up a run-scoring triple to Ferrell when his deep fly ball to center safely fell in over Rocket center fielder Dion Barber’s head to make it 9-0. An error and a single helped the Stingers add two more runs to make it 11-0 before Mullis struck out Jeff Dedeker looking to end what became a nightmare of an inning. Needless to say the inning took the proverbial wind out of the Rockets sails. “That’s a downer for the most part,” Carlier said of

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Tanner Williams delivers a relay throw home as he tries to get a Seven Hills runner at the plate. The runner would cross the plate before the ball got there.

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Fayetteville pitcher Scottie Mullis looks in for the sign as he prepares to deliver a pitch on Wednesday night at Kings High School.

the first inning. “You take out that first inning, we’ve got a ballgame.” As Carlier said, however, the Rockets continued to battle, despite the deficit, as they tried to mount a comeback. That was helped in a big way by the performance of Mullis over the final four innings. Despite giving up two more runs, Mullis pitched very well in a tough spot against a hot swinging team. “We tried him out against Cincinnati Christian -- that’s another big team in the Cincinnati area -- and he did real well against them so we decided to put him (in),” Carlier said. “He deserved to be on the mound today.” Though Mullis kept the score essentially where it was when he came in, the Rockets batters didn’t have much luck against Ferrell. The big right hander quieted the Rockets bats for much of his five innings on the mound as he racked up 10 strikeouts. But in the top of the fifth the Rockets showed a bit of life after Nick Helmers led off with a bloop fly ball that fell in shallow left for a hit. Down to their final out

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two batters later, E.J. Aubry struck out but the ball got away from Seven Hills catcher Chris Brenning. His throw to first to complete the strikeout was too high for Montieth and Aubry reached safely as Helmers came around to score the first Rockets run. Taylor Smucker then punched one into right for a hit before Luke Allen beat out a high chopper over the mound for an infield single as Aubry scored. But that was all the Rockets would get as their season would come to an end thanks mostly to one bad inning. Though their 16-12 record may not show it, the Rockets had a pretty good season. They won the Southern Hills League Division II title with a 12-1 record for the second year in a row and advanced to the sectional championship for the second year in a row. “It’s above .500. It’s great. It’s not as great but as I said we played Division II, Division III schools,” Carlier said. “I’m not making excuses for losses but, for the most part, that was my plan to play better competition to win big games.”

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The Eastern softball team advanced to the Southeast District Division III semi-finals with a 6-3 win over Huntington last Friday night in the sectional championship game. Eastern jumped out in front in the first inning 3-0 but visiting Huntington rallied back to tie it a 3-3 in the sixth. But that’s when the Lady Warriors (21-4) responded. Shelby Mullins hit a home run in the sixth inning to give the Lady Warriors the lead back and her teammates added two more runs to secure the win. Though it was probably a little bit of a tougher game than expected, the Lady Warriors did what they needed to do. “Like I told the girls, it’s a game of survival and we survived,” Eastern coach

Dennis Forsythe said. Forsythe also felt the Lady Warriors may have been a little rusty after not playing in over a week. The sectional championship win propelled the Lady Warriors onto the district semi-finals where they will face a familiar foe, Wheelersburg, on Thursday evening at Unioto High School in Chillicothe. The two teams met at the end of April at Symmes Valley High School in the Valley of Thunder. Wheelersburg won the first matchup 8-7 after they jumped on the Lady Warriors early for a big lead. Despite having already lost to Wheelersburg once this season, Forsythe is confident the Lady Warriors can come out on top. “I think we’ve got a good chance,” he said.

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Maria Johnson -- shown here pitching against McClain on April 18 -- and her Eastern teammates will look to get revenge on Wheelersburg in the Southeast District semi-finals.

Bronco V’Ball camp set for June 4-7 The Bronco Volleyball camp will be held at Western Brown High School June 4-7 for those in grades 5-12. Instructional camp for fifth and sixth graders will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. The cost is $25.

Camp for those in grades 7-12 will be from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. The cost for the camp is $50. Also remember to bring a packed lunch. To register email wbvolleyball@yahoo.c om before June 1.


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Fayetteville senior infielder Taylor Smucker has signed to continue his baseball career at Wilmington College. Pictured above first row, l-r: Troy Allen, grandfather; Tina Smucker, mother; Taylor Smucker; and Fayetteville baseball coach and athletic director Tim Carlier. Pictured back row, l-r: Gail Allen, grandmother; Craig Smucker, father; and Barbara Smucker, grandmother.

Fayetteville Youth Football will Hold its Annual Sign-Up During the Month of May Monday, May 21, 2012 • 6:30pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, May 22, 2012 • 6:30pm to 8:00pm Or online at if you cannot make one of the sign-ups

Sign-up sessions will be at the Fayetteville Perry Elementary School


The sign-up fees for the 2012 season are $100 for a single player, $175 for two players from the same family and $225 for three or more players from the same family. Cheerleading is $35 per cheerleader. All fees must be paid to receive equipment and play in any games. Payment arrangements can be made if needed. All players are required to have a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of their final 2012 report card on file with the FYF showing their promoted to grade for the 2012-2013 school year. Kindergarten parents will be asked to provide their welcome letter in place of a report card. This will be collected the first week of practice. It is important that you attend one of the May sign-ups. By holding sign-ups early, it will give us enough time to organize our teams, assign coaches, and schedule our games for the upcoming season. The Brown County Press/ANDREW WYDER

Fayetteville senior pitcher Derek Peters has signed to continue his career at Capital University. Pictured above, l-r: Robin Peters, mother; Derek Peters; Jeff Peters, father; and Fayetteville baseball coach and athletic director Tim Carlier.

The season will start on Monday, July 9th at 6:00 with a one-week camp Games start first weekend of August For questions regarding sign-ups, contact: Jason Jester (513) 276-1669 • Dave Wolfer (513) 520-0548 Nick Tipis (513) 518-8777


Youth football and cheerleading is for boys and girls kindergarten through 6th in the 2012-2013 school year. There is no weight limit in our league so all children play in every game Sign-up fees are not due at registration but can be paid by check only at this time

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Derrick Davis, Batavia, won the Hillbilly National race at Moler Raceway Park last weekend.

trying different grooves looking for a fast line. Despite a couple of restarts for minor spins, Whitney was in the lead throughout the event. As the two leaders would take the white flag there was some heavy traffic directly in front of them and Whitney would get boxed in heading down the backstretch for the final time. That allowed Jameson to rocket past to take the lead as he headed into turn three. Things got really interesting off of turn four coming for the checkered as the lapped car of Oberson and Jameson would make contact sending him into the front stretch wall and high into the air before rolling over and stopping just past the finish line while Jameson would cross the line and take his third feature win of the season. Whitney would come home in second position with Magner, Barry Doss and Stapleton rounding out the top five spots. The Holman Motors Modified Division had 35 cars on hand trying to make

the 20 car starting line-up and the talk was, ‘Who Can Beat Devin Gilpin?’ After winning the first five feature events of the season, it looked good for number six as Kid Dasco was able to win his heat race. Also winning heats were Doug Adkins, David McWilliams and Joe Godsey. Chris Kreutzkamp and Matt Westfall each took home a B-main event. The twenty lap feature event was one of the best seen in a long time as McWilliams and Adkins would race side-by-side for the lead with Godsey, Gilpin and Matt Hamilton in pursuit. McWilliams would lead the first seven laps before Adkins would take over but all eyes were on Gilpin and Hamilton, who were charging forward. Hamilton would get to second by lap 10 and five laps later he would take over the top spot and set sail for his first victory of the season at MRP. Adkins would come home in second with McWilliams, Gilpin and Godsey rounding out the top five positions.

Seven WB seniors to continue athletic careers in college

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Seven Western Brown senior student-athletes recently signed a letter of intent to continue there athletic careers at the next level. Pictured above are the student- athletes front row, l-r: Kara Brammer, cross country at St. Catharine College (KY); Morgan Wright, tennis at Morehead State University; and Alex Smith, baseball at Tiffin University. Pictured back row, l-r: Nick Woodyard, football at Thomas More College (KY); Jordan Haggerty, football at Thomas More College (KY); Mack Tudor, track and field at Tiffin University; and Kevin McCoy, football at Thomas More College (KY). Look for more coverage of the Western Brown senior signing day in upcoming editions of the Brown County Press.


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McKinney wins second Pro Motorcycle Extreme title Eric McKinney, of Hamersville, recently won his second American Drag Racing League Pro Extreme Motorcycle title on May 5 at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania during the Northeast Drags II. To win the title in the finals, McKinney, 27, sped down the 1/8 mile track in 4:08 seconds while reaching 175 miles per hour.

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The 12 lap Crazy Compact feature saw Dana Moore take the feature win while Jerry Gibson III, Blake Gibson Stephanie Butler, and Michael Adams rounded out the top five. Last Saturday night was the first night of Go-Kart racing this year at MRP and many carts were on hand as they tuned their carts for the fast and wide 1/5 mile Go-Kart track. Next week also brings the Fifth Annual Armed Forces Night to MRP with Mt. Orab Ford presenting the ADRA Late Models $3000 to Win Freedom Fighters 40 plus Holman Motors Modifieds, Chevettes and Crazy Compacts. All military in uniform or with I.D. are in free.

Two new boating classes are being offered this summer through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. The first class is a newly developed power boating basics course, providing novice and inexperienced boaters with the basic skills needed to properly and safely operate a power boat. The eight-hour, interactive skills course is open to the public and will be offered through September at multiple locations statewide beginning May 20 at the Division’s Alum Creek area office in Delaware County. The power boating skills course will include: * Proper on/off trailer launching and retrieval of a boat at a boat launch ramp; * On-water approach and departure from a dock procedures; * Man overboard drill, how to rescue a person in the water; * Mooring and knottying techniques; * Proper anchoring procedures; and * On-water power boat operating basics. The second class offered by the Division of Watercraft is a Close Quarters Boat Handling Course. This course is designed to teach boat operators how to effectively and safely operate their powerboats in

close quarter environments such as around docking piers and marinas. This specialized course offers various skill development activities for operators of medium-sized recreational powerboats, including how to navigate in tight spaces during variable water conditions, how to steer, stop and rotate the operational direction of a boat and how to maintain a proper lookout. The course is adapted from a similar program utilized by professional boat operators including state, local and federal marine officers. While not a certification program, the Division’s course is intended to improve the basic boat handling skills needed for safe operations in small on-water areas, especially those associated with fixed objects and other watercraft. Class size for these courses is limited. The training cost for each class is $47. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and be able to show proof that they have completed a boater safety education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. For more information on either course and to register for a class, visit


The Holman Motor Chevette Division was the featured class at Moler Raceway Park for their Annual Hillbilly National Race on May 11. With 19 cars on hand, it was Batavia’s Derrick Davis and Georgetown’s Sean Jones who took the preliminary race titles and set the field for the 25 lap feature paying $1,000 to the winner. At the drop of the green, Davis shot out front in the Holman Motor sponsored machine leading while fifth starting Rusty Yarger made the hard charge to the second position. Throughout the race it was Davis was in front with Yarger right on his back bumper. But that was as close as he could get as Davis would claim his second feature win of the season with Yarger, Jeff Watson, Josh Francis and Jones rounding out the top five. In the Mt. Orab Ford Late Model Division, Chad Oberson and Chad Stapleton claimed heat race wins and earned front row starting spots. The feature event saw Oberson and Stapleton make slight contact on the initial start with Stapleton spinning in front of the field. Oberson would go pit side for some quick repairs and return to the tail of the field for the restart. On the restart it was Alan Magner ahead on the first lap but fifth starting John Whitney would take over the top position on lap two. It looked like Jason Jameson would take the lead on lap three but the caution would wave and the field reverted back to last completed lap with Whitney the leader and Jameson right behind him

Creature Feature Prevention is the best practice during heartworm season Heartworms are blood parasites that are transmitted by mosquitoes in much the same way malaria is spread in people. The adult worms can be 10 to 14 inches long and live inside the heart and pulmonary arteries. They cause a restriction in blood flow leading to lung disease and congestive heart failure. Heartworm disease is diagnosed in all 50 United States, with endemic areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coast and along the Mississippi river. Treatment of infection can be relatively straightforward if the disease is caught very early, or it can be very risky if the patient has advanced symptoms. Preventive medication is the safest and easiest way to avoid heartworm infection. Adult heartworms bear live young called microfilariae. They circulate in the bloodstream where they are picked up by mosquitoes taking a blood meal from the infected animal. Microfilariae can be seen in whole blood under the microscope; however, their numbers are dependent on the number of mating pairs of adults in the heart. A negative test for microfilariae does not mean that the animal does not have heartworms. An occult heartworm infection is one where no microfilariae are present. Microfilariae cannot develop into adult worms without first living inside the salivary glands of the mosquito and then being transmitted back into a host animal. Once the host is infected, over the next 6 months, they will migrate through tissue to reach the pulmonary arteries and the right side of the heart. The adult worms may live up to 7 years inside the infected animal. Dogs infected with heartworms may at first exhibit very mild and intermittent symptoms of the disease. As more adult worms invade the heart and pulmonary arteries, and as the disease progresses, coughing, exercise intolerance, inappetence (refusal to eat), and lethargy will become more and more persistent. It is common for an infected dog to have more than 30 adult worms inside the heart. Eventually, an untreated dog will succumb to heart failure. Cats are aberrant hosts of heartworms, meaning that the parasite does not typically infect them, but for some reason infection has occurred.


Immunosuppressed cats, such as those with Feline Leukemia, may be more susceptible to heartworms. Symptoms in cats are sometimes mistaken for other feline respiratory diseases such as asthma. Coughing, gagging, rapid open-mouth breathing, and weight loss are common symptoms. In many cases, cats may have fewer than 3 adult heartworms that cause debilitating disease. The treatment for heartworm disease is currently only approved for use in dogs. There is no protocol for the treatment of cats other than supportive care. Cats may be prescribed bronchodilators and corticosteroids to control symptoms. Before treatment, a blood chemistry panel is performed to check for kidney and liver problems that may delay or preclude the use of an adulticide, the drug that kills adult heartworms. Also chest x-rays are taken to assess changes in the lungs, vessels, and heart. Severity of the changes and symptoms determines whether a single treatment or a split treatment will be used

to kill the adult worms. The only drug approved is called melarsomine. It is an organically bound arsenical compound that is given by injection in the lumbar muscles of the back. One injection is administered, followed by a second one 24 hours later if the patient tolerates the medication well. In a split treatment, the dog is given the first injection followed by the series of two injections 4 to 6 weeks later. In either case, the dog must be kept confined for several weeks after the injections to avoid complications from treatment. Complications can include respiratory distress, coughing up blood, liver or kidney inflammation, lethargy, inappetence (refusal to eat), vomiting, and diarrhea. During the treatment, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic like doxycycline and an NSAID for pain, since the patient’s back may be sore after the deep muscle injections. Medications for other specific symptoms may also be needed. Prevention is the best way to avoid heartworm disease and the risk involved with treatment (not to mention the expense). There are a number of safe heartworm preventive medications that your veterinarian can prescribe for your pet. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.



Batavia’s Davis takes home Two boating Hillbilly National title at MRP classes offered

The Brown County Press - Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Page 17

RULH art fair took place in March


Kindergarten - Anna Castle, Elliana Hutchinson, Joseph Shepperd, Peninah Latham





Best of Show - Hana Schwierling


Preschool Ruby Smith


Preschool - Caleb Hines, Logan Humphries



1st , 2nd, and 3rd grade winners - 1st row: Madison Johnson, Allyn Smith, Ryan Whisman, Adelyn Shupert, Dakota Flora, 2nd row: Kelsey Neeley, Guess Craycraft, Jena Schwierling, Gage West, Kaylee Browning

4th grade winners - 1st row: Takeila Henderson, Hana Schwierling, Savanna Proffitt, Tatem Lindner, 2nd row: Danielle Bennington, Peyton Fyffe, Savanna Wood, Britney Hofmann, Jacob Castle, Madison Bradford

Dean's List released for Fall Semester 2011 at Shawnee State University David Todt, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at Shawnee State University, has released the Dean's List for the Fall Semester 2011. To be named on the list, students must be full time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The following local students were named to the Dean's List: William Andry, of Winchester, a Biology major at SSU; Sara Barger, of Hillsboro, a Business Administration major at SSU; Christine Bray, of Hillsboro, a Athletic Training major at SSU; Evan Bunn, of Winchester, a Fine Arts major at SSU; Zachary Burton, of Felicity, a English Humanities major at SSU; Thomas Crush, of Georgetown, a Plastics Eng Tech (4 yr) major at SSU; Ann Marie Daly-Hyden, of Aberdeen, a Fine Arts

major at SSU; Connor Daniel, of Blanchester, a Social Sciences major at SSU; Kayla Daniel, of Blanchester, a Business Administration major at SSU; Patricia Dean, of Manchester, a Undecided major at SSU; Robert Dryden, of Manchester, a Athletic Training major at SSU; Allison Falgner, of Blanchester, a Psychology major at SSU; John Ferrell, of Hillsboro, a Occupational Therapy Ast major at SSU; Mercedes Grisham, of Ripley, a Pre-Health Science major at SSU; Brittany Hardy, of Mount Orab, a Physical Therapy major at SSU; Brittany Holden, of Hillsboro, a Business Administration major at SSU; Christina Howison, of Bethel, a Psychology major at SSU; Aaron Krentz, of Ripley, a Social Sciences major at

“Annie” auditions May 25-26 at SSCC SSCC Theatre will host open auditions for the upcoming summer production of “Annie.” Auditions, open to students and community members, will be held for adults 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, and for children 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. In the classical musical production, Annie is a spunky Depression-era girl determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt, and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver War-

bucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Adults interested in auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue (preferably comedic) similar to the desired role, as well as one or two songs from “Annie” to be sung a cappella. Children should prepare a monologue from the choices found at (Alice from Alice in Wonderland for girls, Huck from The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn for boys), as well as one or two songs from “Annie” to be sung a cappella. “Annie” is directed by Rainee Angles, with musical direction by David White. It will be performed Aug. 3-5, 2012. For more information about “Annie,” the rehearsal schedule and other audition information, please visit

SSU; Andrew Magie, of Mount Orab, a Pre-Health Science major at SSU; Jessica Martin, of Bethel, a Fine Arts major at SSU; Olivia Mullins, of Fayetteville, a Mathematical Sciences major at SSU; Paige Nissel, of Bethel, a Fine Arts major at SSU; Kayla Overstake, of Hillsboro, a Fine Arts major at SSU; Christie Parker, of Hillsboro, a Physical Therapy major at SSU; Graham Purdy, of Georgetown, a Athletic Training major at SSU; Amber Ruggles, of Hillsboro, a Business Administration major at SSU; Mary Smith, of Manchester, a Nursing major at SSU; Hannah Stump, of Hillsboro, a Business Administration major at SSU; Cassey Swearingen, of Aberdeen, a Nursing major at SSU; Haley WashingtonMclaughlin, of Hillsboro, a Biology major at SSU.

Student at Southern Hills Career Technical Center are always looking for ways to help and make others’ lives a little easier. Mrs. Rebecca Varney’s Business and Finance, Inc. students as well as Mrs. Amy Ripato’s study skills class have been working together to help two families of current U.S. soldiers serving oversees to adjust. This project is a carryover from an extreme couponing project a student did a year donating all the “free” items. Mrs. Varney said, “The students were so disappointed

WB schools offer App

Kris Burgess graduates from Huntington University

Western Brown Schools would like to announce their new App for smart phones such as Blackberries, iPhones, and Droids. This provides WB families easy access to school information and also the capability to receive texts from the Superintendent and submit a S.A.F.E report to notify the district of a threatening situation for students, staff, or visitors. Please access the download on our website .


Front Row: Evan Burcham, Jazlin Asbury, Hannah Newman, Megan Werring, Marcus Smith, Chris Greene, Tessa Howes, and Brittany Holland. Back Row- Right to Left: Miranda Brewer, Brandy Rinehart, Jessica Young, Tisha Howlett, Linda Blessing, Emily Allen, Tequila Davis, Jessica Stevens, Aliza Tuttle.

Students help donate to Coups for Troops BY Julie Bryan Contributor

when they had to throw coupons away after their project so we found a way to keep them and impact more lives.” They have been collecting and shipping coupons since September 2011. Together they have sent 11 packages to a family in Great Britain and another in Korea. Both families are sharing the coupons with the rest of the base at a coupon swap in order to affect more people. Coups For Troops was created by a stay-at-home mom trying to save money for her family by couponing. Being a strong supporter of the US military, she wanted

Kris Burgess participated in the 114th Commencement exercises at Huntington University. Burgess is a 2012 May

graduate, from Williamsburg, OH. Burgess earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. Commencement was held on May 12.

Adam Osman, Farmers Insurance agent in Sardinia, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Adam completed the

five-day Career Agents Course, which is clearly defined and targeted to enhance the professional skills of Farmers' agents," explained Annette Thompson, senior vice president of Farmers.

to assist those that serve. Coups for Troops’ goal is to help make the lives of soldiers and their families a little easier by shipping coupons right to their door. The only available store for the soldiers to shop in is the commissary on base, and there are no off brands to buy, only name brands. The coupons sent to them do not expire until six months after the expiration date which also enables them to use the ones that others would throw away. The Study Skills class has taken it one step further and has become pen pals with the mother of the Great Britain family. She has responded with individual letters to questions from each of the students. The students now understand the culture, lifestyle, music, fashion, and history of Great Britain. Junior student Priscilla Wagner said, “I now know more about Great Britain and their capital, London. I can’t wait to visit someday.” The family has sent the students treats from Great Britain so they can experience the noticeable difference in candy. The students have really enjoyed this project and hope to continue contact with these families next year. It has been a very successful project that has impacted so many lives.


An exhibition featuring pottery artist Eric Preston is currently on display in the Learning Resources Center (LRC) of Southern State Community College’s South Campus, 12681 U.S. Route 62, near Fincastle. The exhibition will be available for viewing throughout spring quarter and a meet-the-artist reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the LRC. The event is free

to the community and refreshments will be served. Preston was born and raised in southern Ohio. After years of working in the construction industry, he decided to go back to college. For more information about hours for the Eric Preston exhibition, please contact Carissa Thatcher, LRC manager, at 1-800628-0307, ext. 3681, or



SSCC plans May 24 artist


Hamersville Elementary prepare for O.A.A. testing (Above, left) In light of the upcoming O.A.A. tests, Hamersville students decided to encourage one another this year. Students in grades 3-8 at the Hamersville School Building are required to participate in these important tests each year for the state of Ohio. Students wanted to encourage the hard work of other grade levels by writing letters. Students in grades k-8 wrote letters of encouragement to another student in a different grade level. The letters were exchanged last week. It was a nice way to encourage and recognize all the hard work of every student in our school. Pictured above left are Lacey Patten (kindergarten) and Maddie Comberger (8th grade). (Above, right) Students were also treated to a pep rally on the Monday before testing began to remind them of all they have done to get ready this year. They were entertained by Mrs. McKinney, Ms. Pride, and most of their teachers while being reminded of good test taking skills. Good luck to all students who are taking the O.A.A. these couple of weeks! Pictured above right are Mindy Pride (asst. principal) and Peggy McKinney (principal).

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“Child Safety Day” will be held at the Russellville Elementary School on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is being sponsored by the Russellville Kiwanis Club.


Brown County Relay for Life Committee is looking for participants and teams to register for the big Relay coming up May 19. The theme this year is “You Don’t Have to be a Superhero to Fight Against Cancer,” Anyone wanting more information on participating in the Relay for Life, they can visit or contact Abbey Sullivan at 1-888-227-6446. Central Ohio Classic Country Opry will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Clay Township Park (the old Buford School) beginning at 6 p.m. The event will feature Terri Barnett and Rich Martin. Concessions are open throughout the evening. For more information call Patricia K. Malott at (937) 288-2316. Relay for Life, Brown County Art and Poetry Contest , The theme for this year’s event is “You Don’t Have to be a Superhero to Fight Cancer.” The contest will be held at the Brown County fairgrounds on Saturday, May 19. Entries may be dropped off at the Mt. Orab Library or mailed to Relay Art /Poetry Contest c/o Rene Green, 12498 Brannon Road, Bethel, Ohio, 45106. Mt. Orab Music in the Park concert series will begin on Saturday, May 19 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the beautiful new amphitheater in the village park. Featured entertainment will be ‘Inside Straight’ performing country, pot and classic music. This event is free to the public and all dates are pending weather. Please bring one canned good for the local food booth. For more information contact

Woody Whittington at (937) 4442916 SUNDAY, MAY 20 Building Completion Celebration at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church will be held on Sunday, May 20. Worship services for that day will be at 9 and 11 a.m. A reception and tours will be offered beginning at 10:15 a.m. The church is located at 11693 St. Rt. 774, just three miles north of Hamersville. Lake Waynoka Garden Club-Container Party will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 20 at 1 p.m. at Mays’ Garden at Lake Waynoka, 220 Horse Shoe Drive. Everyone is invited to bring some bedding plants and a container, and also a covered dish. For more information visit or call club president, Tom Mays at (937) 446-2769. MONDAY MAY 21 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Western Brown Local School District Board of Education will meet on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAPS) Meeting will be held on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center, 203 East Main Street in Russellville. For more information call (937) 3775224. Annual Flower and Plant Sale sponsored by the FFA of Western Brown is now going on. The chapter will be selling all kinds of flowers and vegetable plants over the next couple of weekends at various places throughout Mt. Orab and after school. For questions contact Doug Dyer at (937) 444-2544. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.


Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. 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. on Monday, May 21, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public.

Belly Dancing Classes will be offered Wednesday, May, 23 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.

TUESDAY, MAY 22 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. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. Book Club for Adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information call (937) 444-1414. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 22. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as nonmembers. Please call (937) 4445230 for more information. Ripley Village Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. This is an open meeting and the public is invited to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, May 22. Members of Snap Fitness as well as nonmembers are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details. WEDNESDAY, May 23 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 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.

Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 23, 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, May 23, at the River Bend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY, May 24 Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on May 24, 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, May 24. The public is invited to attend. Book Club for Adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information on this group call (937) 4441414. Free Dinners will be served from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Thursday, including May 24 at the Decatur Park.

COURT NEWS Property Sales


TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501.

Danny and Margaret Jo Gray to Eric R. and Greta Gray and Erin Himes, 35.24 acres, 32.25 acres and 116.46 acres of land in Byrd Township, filed 5/7/2012 William Keith Moore to William Keith Moore, 24.24 acres and 90.78 acres of land in Byrd Township and Lot 52, Lot 53, Lot 54, Lot 55, Lot 56, Lot 57, Lot 58, Lot 59, Lot 60, Lot 61, Lot 78, Lot 79, Lot 80, Lot 81, Lot 82, Lot 83 and Lot 84 in Decatur Lots in Byrd Township, filed 5/4/2012 Carolyn Hahn and Delton and June Coburn to Auree and Jason Senior, 1.47 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 5/3/2012, $22,060 Brian Ruckel to Lake Waynoka Community Chapel, Lot 2934 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 5/8/2012, $500 Elnora M. Jenkins to Elnora M. Jenkins and Audrey P. Thomas, trustees, Lot 3007 and Lot 3008 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 5/3/2012 Michael Snyder and Larry D. and Judy Kiser to Larry D. and Judy K. Kiser, Lot 3032 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 5/8/2012, $400 Samuel James and Sandy Kincannon to Sandy Kincannon, 1.44 acres of land in Green Township, filed 5/4/2012 Cynthia A. Hodge to Howard and Mildred Holt, 3 acres of land, Lot 15 in Five Mile Crossing II in Green Township, filed 5/8/2012, $89,900 Denvil Dwayne Surchell and Walnut Creek Investments to James R. Matthews, .76 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 5/3/2012, $49,900 Robert and Melody Thackston to Melody R. Thackston, 3 acres of land in Jackson Township, filed 5/9/2012 Becky L. and Rodney Hayslip to Harvey G. and Dorothy Polly, trustees and the Polly Family Trust, 1 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 5/9/2012, $20,000 Dorothy Carrington to Kevin Charles Carrington, .57 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 5/3/2012 Jennifer and Franklin D. Brewer II to Terri L. Wolfer, trustee, Lot 561 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 5/4/2012, $83,000 Debbie and John H. Bradley Jr., to Thomas Partin, Lot 14 in R. Faybar Sub. in Perry Township, filed 5/8/2012, $32,000 Michael J. Coby to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 22 (1.39 acres of land) in Clearview Acres Sub., Perry Township, filed 5/7/2012, $55,963 Kevin and Kelly Busam to Kevin Busam, 10.42 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 5/4/2012, $30,101 Mark and Denise R. Williams to Mike A. and Mary S. Thackston, 2.55 acres of land in Fayetteville, filed 5/9/2012, $104,000 Justin and Chrystal Elam to Brian Rolph and Amanda Pithen, 1.01 acres of land in Pike Township, filed 5/3/2012, $88,000 Richard E. and Konnie K. Latham to Richard and Konnie Latham, 4.16

Common Pleas acres of land in Pleasant Township, filed 5/4/2012, $500 Dorothy M. King, trustee to Steven M. Coyle, 1.09 acres and 1.31 acres of land in Pleasant Township, filed 5/7/2012 107 North Main LLC to Faust and Kreiner Enterprises, LLC, Lot 165 in Georgetown, Pleasant Township, filed 5/3/2012, $95,000 Walter Musser to George W. and Nancy S. Adams, .50 acres of land in Scott Township, filed 5/3/2012, $4,085 Michael Lipps to Michael and Dorothy J. Lipps, 3.65 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 5/8/2012 Maple Grove Development Corporation to Holiday Homes, Incorporated, Lot 15 in New Harmony-Salem Estates in Sterling Township, filed 5/8/2012, $17,500 Jim Meeks and Jerri Lowe to Wells Fargo Bank NA Lot 1 in Malady Sub., Sterling Township, filed 5/7/2012, $30,000 James D. Rhodes and Liberty Savings Bank FSB to Adam K. Puckett, Lot 1 in Tri-County Farm Sub., Sterling Township, filed 5/4/2012 Louis Mussinan and Monica L. Payne to Eric D. Mussinan and Monica Payne, .99 acres of land in Union Township, filed 5/8/2012 Jane and Marion B. Cahall, Jr. to Jane Cahall, Lot 23 and Lot 24 in Trapp Addition, in Ripley, Union Township, filed 5/4/2012 Charles E. Coyle and Susan U. Steffensen to Adam L. and Tracy R. Jodrey, 8.97 acres, 16.39 acres and 10.34 acres in Washington Township filed 5/4/2012, $188,750 APEX Development Company, LLC to Jeremy T. Richardson, Lot 85 in Village at Wills Point, Phase II in Mt. Orab, filed 5/3/2012, $143,900

Marriages Nicole Nell Freeman, 29, Fayetteville, STNA to marry Frank Thomas Fields, 21, Fayetteville, Qa Auditor, filed 5/3/2012 Vicki Sue Fannin, 46, Sardinia, account manager to marry Timothy Marvin Ballein, 43, Sardinia, sales, filed 5/4/2012 Kimberly Sue Bingaman, 37, Fayetteville, clerk to marry Joshua Matthew Tincher, 30, Fayetteville, construction, filed 5/4/2012 Rebecca Leigh Scott, 33, Aberdeen, EVS supervisor to marry Justin Howard Phillips, 38, Aberdeen, Union rep., filed 5/4/2012 Bridget Beard, 33, Lynchburg, homemaker to marry Scott Curtis, 27, Lynchburg, assembler, filed 5/7/2012 Ashley Danielle Mann, 23, Ripley, asst. dietary manager to marry Corey Nicholas Tharp, 24, Ripley, nurse aide, filed 5/7/2012 Julie Ann Dennis, 46, Georgetown, medical assistant to marry Mark Edward McCord, 42, Georgetown, service tech., filed 5/4/2012 Felecia P. McDaniel, 24, Mt. Orab, to marry Wilbur E. Brewer, Jr., 43, Mt. Orab, Painter, filed 5/4/2012

CIVIL CASES Bank of America, NA successor versus Jacqueline Rechtiene, case #20120428, filed 5/3/2012, Action: foreclosures Lvnv Funding LLC versus Lillian D. Brown, case #20120429, filed 5/3/2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Nina A. Talbert, case #20120430, filed 5/3/2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Krista Wagner, case #20120431, filed 5/3/2012, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding LLC versus Dennise Bracco, case #20120432, filed 5/3/2012, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding LLC versus Helen Richey, case #20120433, filed 5/3/2012, Action: other civil Lynv Funding LLC versus Mark Cox, case #20120434, filed 5/3/2012, Action: other civil Bank of America, N Merger to versus Raymond T. Woodall, Jr., case #20120435, filed 5/3/2012, Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo, Bank, NA versus Lonnie Buttree, case #20120436, filed 5/3/2012, Action: foreclosures U.S. Bank, NA as trustee versus Mary Cole, case #20120440, filed 5/4/2012, Action: foreclosures JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus John W. Gilley, case #2012044, filed 5/4/2012, Action: foreclosures Ripley Federal Savings Bank versus Michael Plymesser, case #20120442, filed 5/4/2012, Action: foreclosures Wells Fargo Bank, NA versus Timothy Foster, case #20120443, filed 5/4/2012, Action: foreclosures JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Dean W. Harris, case #20120444, filed 5/4/2012, Action: foreclosures Ralph Rarrick versus Chris Colvin, case #20120445, filed 5/7/2012, Action: civil stalking Gerry Medeiros versus Sean Myrick, case #20120446 filed 5/7/2012, Action: other civil Alliance Credit Services, Inc. versus Beverly Poole, case #20120447, filed 5/7/2012 Michelle L. Kern versus Justin T. Depenbrock, case #20120448, filed 5/7/2012, Action: other civil Bank of America, NA versus Burley R. Smith, case #20120449, filed 5/7/2012, Action: foreclosures First Financial Bank versus Charles Patten, case #20120451, filed 5/7/2012, Action: foreclosures Onewest Bank FSB versus Linda Poe, case #20120453, filed 5/8/2012, Action: foreclosures PNC Bank, NA versus Thea Conlee, case #20120454, filed 5/8/2012, Action: foreclosures Mary Ann Dodson versus Donald Chamberlain, Jr., case #20120455, filed 5/8/2012, Action:

civil stalking Ripley Federal Savings Bank versus Billy R. Blevins, case #20120458, filed 5/8/2012, Action: foreclosures Lvnv Funding, LLC versus Frank J. Bove, case #20120463, filed 5/9/2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Brenda Day, case #20120464, filed 5/9/2012, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Brenda Day, case #20120465, filed 5/9/2012, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding, LLC versus Daniel Aubry, case #20120466, filed 5/9/2012, Action: other civil JPMorgan Chase Bank National versus Loretta A. Marshall, case #20120467, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Amanda J. Southerland, Mt. Orab versus Jeff J. Southerland, Williamsburg, case #20120437, filed 5/4/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Sharon A. Breeze, Georgetown versus Jesse L. Breeze, Ripley, case #20120438, filed 5/4/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Brandy R. Taylor, Hamersville versus Terry C. Taylor, Georgetown, case #20120439, filed 5/4/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Stephanie Jordan, Sardinia versus Daniel Jordan, Georgetown, case #20120450, filed 5/7/2012, Action: domestic violence Mark A. Shank, Jr., Fayetteville versus Molly Combs, Fayetteville case #20120452, filed 5/8/2012, Action: domestic violence Michael I. Flaugher, Higginsport versus Sherri J. Flaugher, Georgetown, case #20120456, filed 5/8/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Whitney Crawford-Dornbu, Georgetown versus Cori Crawford-Dornbu, Killeen, TX, case #20120457, filed 5/8/2012, Action: termination of marriage Jeremy Stone, Hamersville versus Lorie Stone, Manchester, case #20120459, filed 5/8/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Kelly Bowen, Russellville versus Tommy L. Bowen, Mt. Orab, case #20120460, filed 5/9/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Julie Bingamon, Amelia versus David Bingamon, Milford, case #20120461, filed 5/9/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Jolin Reed, Ripley versus Bobby A. Reed, Ripley, case #20120462, filed 5/9/2012, Action: termination of marriage Richard Fritz, Batavia versus Theresa Fritz, Mt. Orab, case #20120468, filed 5/9/2012, Action: termination of marriage

Dinner in the Decatur Park is sponsored by the “We Can Help Food Bank” and members of the community. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 4445230 for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. County Adams/Brown Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, May 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 3863590. FRIDAY, May 25 Auditions for “Annie” will be held at Southern State Community College beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 for all adult parts and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 for children. Auditions will be held in the Edward K Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s central campus, 100 Hobart Drive in Hillsboro. Agape Food Pantry in Fayetteville at the United Methodist Church on Friday, May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. The church is located at 61 East Humber Street and is for Perry Township residents only. Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.noon Friday, May 25. 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. REVIVALat Bethel Shiloh Church of God, 2271 Oakland Locust Ridge Road in Bethel will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 beginning at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 11 a.m. and at 7 p.m. Evangelist Alva Robinson, Barbersville, KY, an anointed southern preacher will be speaking. For more information call (513) 317-2253. The Gaslight Theater Players present “Murder at the Howard Johnsons” on Friday and Saturday May 25 and 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $8 at the door. Appearing in the show are Ian Wilson, Jessica Moore and Kelly Bohl. For more information call Margie at (937) 3789007. Murder has never been so entertaining. SATURDAY, May 26 Annual Ripley High School Alumni Dinner will be held at the RULH Elementary School auditorium on Saturday, May 26. Deadline for purchasing tickets is May 21, and no tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at John Wood Insurance Agency in Ripley or at RULH High School during business hours. Phileo Clothing Ministry will be open to meet the physical needs of people in the tri-county area on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., located at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. This ministry is from the Tri-County Baptist Church, For more information call (937) 4461416. “God’s Closet”, at the Russellville Church of Christ will be open on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a free lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located on S. Columbus Street (Rt. 62) in Russellville. For questions call (937) 377-5505. This event is sponsored by the Russellville Church of Christ In-Reach Ministries. UPCOMING EVENTS “TownWide” Yard Sale will be held in the Village of Russellville on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come to russellville and spend the day hunting for treasures and bargains. Local businesses and restaurants will be open for shopping and food. ‘Las Vegas Nights During Month of June in Ole Williamsburg, sponsored by the American Legion Post #288 each Friday evening beginning June 1 at 7 p.m. until midnight. The event will be held at South Fifth Street in Williamsburg beside Sue’s Crazy Cruizen’ BP and Collier Heating. Event will include 7-card stud, black Jack, Texas hold ‘em and let it ride. “Summer Reading Kick-off Picnic, hosted by the Mt. Orab Library will be held on Tuesday, May 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. For more information call (937) 4441414 or visit Old Fashioned Memorial Day Ice Cream Supper will be held on Monday, May 28 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Decatur Community Center, located on St.Rt. 125. At least eight

flavors to choose from along with a variety of sandwiches, cakes, peanut bars and refreshments. This event is being sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee. For details call 3733703. Becca 2nd Annual 5K Legendary ‘Run for a Cure’ will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Legendary Run Golf Clubhouse. The event is in honor of 7-year-old Becca Bennett, who is a leukemia survivor. Proceeds will benefit childhood cancer research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. For more information call Jay at (513) 520-5617 or Kristen at (513) 687-0585. Annual Decatur High School Alumni Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at 5 to 6:30 p.m. social hour and dinner will be served at 6:30. Cost for this meal is $12. Honored classes will include classes of 1942, 1947, 1952 and 1957. This event will be held in the Byrd Township Community Building (old high school). Reservations may be made by contacting Ann Morris at (937) 377-4854 or Carmen Arn at (937) 695-0969 by June 2. Provider Expo sponsored by Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be held on Friday, June 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Southern Hills Career and Tech Center in Georgetown, 9193 Hamer Road. Providers who serve people with developmental disabilities will have a chance to present their services to families, guardians, and individuals by setting up tables. Flea Market at Sardinia Veteran’s Park will be held Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. Food will be served. Any organization wanting to sell food as a fundraiser must call in advance to reserve a date that is available. Spaces are 20 feet wide and electric is available if needed. For more information call (937) 4425675. “Vacation Bible School at Freedom Fellowship Church at 7451 Pearidge Road in Hillsboro will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 11, 12, 13 and 14. Everyone is welcome. For more information call (937) 288-5026. “Parents Night Out” will be on Friday, June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the West Fork Baptist Church at 10127 West Fork Road, Georgetown (near Wahlsburg). This is a great opportunity for parents to leave their children in a safe environment for a few hours, where they will enjoy being. For more information call Joe at (937) 217-1824 or (937) 378-3335. 117th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 South fifth Street in Williamsburg. Deadline for reservations is Friday, May 25, which must be made in advance. No tickets at door. For information contact Charlene Speeg at at by calling (513) 724-5544 or visit 41st Annual Brown County Charity Horse Show will be held on June 7-9 at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley will again be the chosen charity for this event which features over 90 classes of American Saddlebreds, Hackney ponies, Morgan, Arabian, Draft and road horses. For more information on this even contact Michael Parker at (937) 444-4900. Mt. Orab Lions Club Meeting will be held on Monday, May 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the New Harmony Lodge, 110 South High Street in Mt. Orab. To join this organization or find out more about the meeting contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. 10th Annual Literacy Council Adult Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, partnered with United Way. The event begins at noon on Friday, June 15 at Live Oaks Cafeteria, Live Oaks Career Development Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road in Milford. For more information call Susan at (513) 831-7323 or visit, or for directions. CART Training, (County Animal Response Teams) will be held on Tuesday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with hands-on training at Sun Rock Farm in Wilder, KY. Nominal fee for this event. For more information and details call (859) 8015224 or (513) 702-8373. Or email 30th Annual Quilt Show, sponsored by Clinton County Quilt Association will be held September 7, 8 and 9 at the Clinton County Corn Festival at the fairgrounds, 958 West Main Street in Wilmington. For more information or to enter a quilt for judging contact Kathy Szelagiewicz at (937) 783-3742.



SATURDAY, May 19 Sock Hop at the American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown will be held from 8 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, May 19. Music will be provided by Double Vision. The event will include dancing, door and raffle prizes and all proceeds go to sponsor Legion’s and Auxiliary’s local Veterans benefit programs. For more information call Dianna at (937) 515-8222.



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People in the CIOT group photo from left to right: Shannon Utter, Bill Geschwind, Martha Boggs, Brittany Young, Chris Van Harlingen, David Kranz, Corey Lykins, Ned Lodwick, Roman Kleinschmidt, Greg Palmisano, Dennis Lewis, Sue Basta, Joni Dotson, Gus Baumgartner, Randy McElfresh, Pat Hopkins, and Ralph Jennings


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the award for the Best Overall Seat Belt Program Intervention. Sue Basta, Safe Communities Project Director, also thanked and recognized the donors who made these awards possible: Brown County Motors LLC, First State Bank, John Wood Insurance Agency, County Prosecutor Jessica Little, Dwight Marriott and Paula Gray, Paul Hall & Associates, Ron Kallam Insurance and Realty, and Seip’s Auto Parts and Service LLC. Brown County’s current seat belt use rate is 80%, and the Safe Communities Coalition’s goal is to raise that to at least 85% this summer. So to

conclude the ceremony & to promote buckling up, Brown County Commissioners Ralph Jennings and Bill Geschwind presented a Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt Proclamation for Brown County. If you don’t already have the habit of always fastening your seat belt, this would be a good time to start this lifesaving habit. Set a good example for your kids and grandkids, too. Please have a safe Memorial Day holiday and summer, and buckle up every time, every ride. Remember—Click It Or Ticket! Brown County Safe Communities (BCSC) is a participant in the Ohio Safe

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

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The awards for the Safe Communities/Brown County 4-H CARTEENS’ annual High School Seat Belt Challenge were then given out. Gus Baumgartner, faculty advisor of the Safety Team at Southern Hills Career & Technical Center, accepted the awards for the Best Overall Seat Belt Use Rate and the Highest Rate of Improvement for Seat Belt Use on behalf of Southern Hills and his Safety Team students. The Fayetteville High School FCCLA Chapter faculty advisor Martha Boggs and four of her students then received



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According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, failure to buckle up is a factor in more fatal crashes than any other traffic safety-related behavior. May 14th through June 3rd is this year’s Click It Or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt campaign period in Ohio, and the Brown County Safe Communities Coalition held its CIOT campaign kickoff on May 16th at the office of the Brown County Commissioners. The event began with introductions followed by a moment of silence in honor of the late County Commissioner Rick Eagan, who was a Coalition member himself and who had dedicated many years of his life to public safety in Brown County. Lt. Randy McElfresh, Commander of the Georgetown Post of the Ohio State Patrol, stressed how important seat belts are for reducing fatal and serious injuries in traffic crashes. He stated that OSP troopers and other law enforcement officials will be out during the Click It Or Ticket mobilization period around the clock this year to convince drivers that it’s important to buckle up day AND night. Local Georgetown veterinarian Dr. Ned Lodwick

Evan Turner, a member of the 2011-2012 graduating class of Georgetown Jr/Sr High School, is this year’s recipient of the $500 Ripley Federal scholarship. In addition to being extremely active in his community with the Brown County Junior Fair Board and Rising Stars 4-H Club, Evan has also been a dedicated volunteer at the Butler Springs Christian Camp and Retreat Center. Evan was a member of the National Honor Society, DECA, FFA, class officer and student council as well as participating in golf, baseball, track and field, and the concert and marching band. Evan plans to attend the Agricultural Technical Institute at The Ohio State University and major in agricultural business. The scholarship competition was open to any graduating senior residing in Brown, Adams, Clermont, or Highland Counties who planned to attend college and major in business, economics, finance or accounting, and had a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. President and CEO, Aaron K. Wood stated, “Ripley Federal takes great


Evan Turner, scholarship recipient, and Aaron K Wood, Ripley Federal, President/CEO.

pride in its mission statement of assisting the community in all types of endeavors. Of all the things that the bank participates in, there is nothing that we enjoy more than assisting one of our exceptional local students in his or her goal of pursuing a post-secondary degree. The bank’s employees and directors wish Evan the best at the Agriculture Technical Institute at The Ohio State University.”

Kinkead Ridge Winery reopens next weekend Kinkead Ridge Winery will re-open for their 10th year on Memorial Day weekend for the release of the 2011 white wines on Saturday May 26 and Monday May 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are releasing: 2011 Kinkead Ridge Viognier/Roussanne. 2011 Kinkead Ridge White Revelation. 2011 Kinkead Ridge Riesling. 2011 River Village Cellars Traminette. Residual sugar 1.9% Production. If you like sweet wine, you will love this! A limited amount of 2009 River Village Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon will still be

available. Like last year, quantities of white wine are limited, 100 cases or less for each of the white wines. Can't make it Memorial Day? The winery will also be open Summer Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. until the white wine runs out. Please check the web site before visiting. We will also be pouring the white wines at the Cincinnati Art Museum, A Taste of Duveneck, on June 7. For other opening days, check the web site calendar, m/htm/calendar.htm We look forward to seeing you!

Russellville to hold yard sales The Village of Russellville will be having their town wide yard sales on Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come to Russellville and spend the day hunting for treasures and bargains. Local businesses and restaurants will also be open for shopping and food.

Decatur Alumni set to meet The annual Decatur High School Alumni dinner and meeting will be Saturday, June 9, 2012, in the Byrd Township Community Building (the old high school). Honored classes will be 1942, 1947, 1952, and 1957. Prior to the dinner there will be a social hour from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the meal is $12.00. Reservations may be made by contacting Anne Morris, (937) 377-4854 or Carmen Arn, (937) 695-0969 by June 2.



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Call 513-309-7559 200 - HELP WANTED AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN/ AUTO PAINTER Maaco, Beechmont needs skilled body persons & a production painter, experience necessary, year round work. Call Sam at: 513-752-2720

BONUS $500 Sign on bonus Class A CDL with experience. Regional position, tanker endorsement a plus, not required. Percentage Pay, Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140. 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. DELI MANAGER Minium 3yrs. experience. Apply Felcity IGA 513-876-2631. FT TELLER - Growing credit union seeks experienced teller for Mt. Orab branch. Send resume detailing experience to: OR Human Resources, P.O. Box 488, Amelia, OH 45102.

1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. ASK ABOUT OUR 1BR SPECIAL! 513-724-7802. 2BR, 1BA duplex apartment, quiet location, village of Mt. Orab, $550/mo., deposit, no pets. Senior Discount. 513-313-5553. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. APARTMENT FOR rent - Georgetown, 1br, all utilities included, no pets, references required, $450/mo., $450/dep. 937-379-2103. FELICITY GARRISON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS 62 & OVER Rent Subsidized Free Utilities Secure Bldg. On-site laundry Pets allowed

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HELP WANTED working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Day shift position, must be able to drive wheel chair van, pass a drug test, pass physical, background check, clear driving record and have a high school diploma or GED. For more information please call 937-446-2803.

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.

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

PHYSICAL PLANT/ 513-724-3951 MAINTENANCE Chatfield College is LYTLE TRACE Senior seeking applicants Apartments. 62 & over, for full-time and part- rent subsidized, secure time physical plant building, free utilities, managers & personnel to on-site laundry, pets alsupervise & perform lowed. Call janitorial/custodial/main- 513-724-3358. TTY tenance work for our 800-750-0750. multi-building St. Martin campus in Brown County, Ohio near Fayetteville. Prior experience in construction and/or maintenance preferred, but not required. Some MT. ORAB, 2br, 1ba, evenings & weekends re- washer/dryer, stove, required. Interested appli- frigerator & water, cants should submit re- $600/mo., $700/dep. sume & cover letter with 937-444-2124, salary requirements to 513-218-2306 or Mary Jacobs; Chatfield 937-205-2934. College; 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, SARDINIA EffiOH 45188 or email ciency, $350., some utilimary.jacobs ties paid. Also, 2br House $500, 3-4br house No phone calls please. $600, no dogs, no smoking. 513-309-4349 or 513-309-4319.


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

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT HOUSE FOR rent - 3br, 2ba, washer/dryer hookup, C/A, $550/rent, $550/dep. 937-618-1043.


Proven skills in diesel mechanics and bus maintenance. Consistent work history. Possess or qualify for CDL Class B. Pre-employment DOT physical and drug screen.


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To Assist Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Daily Living Skills, Community Activities, Social Skills, Work Skills & Health / Safety Skills group home environment. H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. required Excellent hourly rate and health insurance benefits. Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to:

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2BR, 1BA in town of Georgetown, carport & big back yard, $550/mo. Also, 3br, 1ba, 1-car garage, $595/mo. Call 937-444-5223.

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

LAKE LORELEI 3BR, HOUSE, $800/mo. plus deposit. Swim, fish or boat from your back yard. Call 513-875-3459. HOUSE FOR rent Feesburg, 3br, 1ba, no pets, references required, $550/mo., $550/dep. 937-379-2103. HOUSE FOR rent - Russellville, 3br, 1ba, no pets, references required, $550/mo., $550/dep. 937-379-2103.

HOUSE FOR rent, newer 3br, 1ba, on half acre, kitchen appliances, A/C, storage building, water, WD hookup included. WBLSD near Williamsburg, no pets, $750/mo, plus deposit. 513-286-7300 or 513-560-7843. RUSSELLVILLE 3BDR, 2ba, detached garage. Completely renovated. NO pets. $600/month $600 deposit, available June 4. Call 937-377-2080.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT GEORGETOWN, 2BR, 1ba mobile home $400/mo. Ripley, 2br, 1ba, new flooring, $400/mo. Call 937-444-5223. SARDINIA AREA - 3br, 2ba singlewide w/10x50 add-on, $525/mo. plus deposit, must have references. 513-763-0851 or 513-703-2008.

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

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE RED OAK Ranch w/4bdrms & 2 full baths on nearly an acre of land in serene setting for $118,500.00. Don’t miss this opportunity for peaceful living. Call 937-205-7688 for appointment today. Home located across from Red Oak Grocery.

513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

401 - CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT 2BR, 1.5BA, balcony, equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup. This unit has FP & cathedral ceilings. $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 ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE w/land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $2,000/deposit. 888-221-4503.


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) GOT LAND? $300-$1000 down gets 1-45 acres, Fleming Co. Kentucky, good land, hunting, mobiles okay, water meter is $600, septic $4500! Pay starting $64/monthly. 937-695-9997.



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501 - CHILD CARE DAY CARE/BABYSITTING stay at home mother/nurse Lake Waynoka resident. 5am-6pm, flexible, reasonable rates. 937-829-9099.

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

608 - FARM PRODUCE SECRET GARDEN Greenhouse. One mile north of Hillsboro off St. Rt. 73. Perennials, vegeta bles (fifty varieties of tomatoes). 937-205-4178.


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The Brown County Board of Elections needs Poll Workers for the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election

Are you a person that • Is civic minded and likes being involved? • Believes in the right to free, fair, open and honest elections? • Would like to make some extra money (Approximately $110.00)? • Meeting and making new friends? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Brown County Board of Elections would like to recruit you as a poll worker.

Qualifications • A registered resident of Brown County • You must not have been convicted of a felony • Must be able to attend a training session You cannot serve as a poll worker if you are a candidate, related to or employed by a candidate whose name will appear on the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election Ballot. Please mail your name, address, phone number and party affiliation to:

Brown County Board of Elections 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 111 Georgetown, OH 45121





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 BOXER PUPPIES for sale 7 weeks old CKC Registered, tails docked, dew claws removed, 1st set of shots & wormed. Call 513-646-4256


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.

LARGE SELECTION of extra-healthy hybrid & heirloom vegetable plants; garden seed; flowers, hanging baskets, perennials. Burns Greenhouse, SR 321, Mowrystown.


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 1995 CAMARO Z28, 160K miles, in good condition. Black w/black leather interior. Runs great! $3,900. 937-205-4178. 2008 FORD Focus SE 4dr., auto, 34k/miles, silver/tan interior, very nice car, well maintained, $11,000. 513-325-6199. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

901 - SALES HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices. YARD SALE Beacon Hill subdivision. Fri.-Sat., May 25-26, 8am to noon. Household items, kids’ toys, girls’ and adult clothes, furniture, tools and more. 320 Oak Ridge Drive. YARD/GARAGE SALE at 32 Senior Community off 32 at Eastwood Rd., Sat. May 26th, 9am 6pm, Nascar items, collectibles, coins, jewelry, wood crafts, afghans, children’s items, clothes, toys, changing table, assorted household items, etc.

The Classifieds Are the Cat’s Meow. Area shoppers know the Classifieds are the purr-fect place to find a bargain. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from collectibles to cars. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.

Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.





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Many memories and stories about the good old days will be shared as graduates of the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington High School meet for the 79th annual Alumni dinner on Saturday, May 26 at the RULH Elementary School Auditorium. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.; dinner service will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Honored guests will be members of this year’s 50year class, the Class of 1962. Members of that graduating class are Rose Mary Bauer, Cecil Bealer, Donald Belt, Judy Carrington, Gale Daugherty, Gary Daugherty, Yvonne Downing, Richard Edmisten, Donna Gaffin, Linda Gardner, Mary Jean Goldsberry, Betty Grant, Gary Gum, Joan Haitz, Elaine Haitz, Judy Jones, JoAnn Kaske, Gene Linville, Vivian Lofton, Robert McClees, Margaret Newman, Donna Pfeffer, Jennifer Rossman, Robert Roush, Donald Salisbury, Jean Schuman, Nadine Schwallie, Pamela Smith, David Spiller, Judith Stevenson, Stanley Trollinger, Dale Truitt, Charles Vaughn, Jr., Donald Watson and Linda

Wilson. The newest members, the Class of 2012, will be welcomed into the organization that evening. Scholarships from the Alumni Association and other community businesses and groups will be presented. Alumni Association officers are: Sharon Haas Fields, President; Matthew Carpenter, Vice President; Kandy Jackson Dudley, Treasurer and Linda Workman Rice, Secretary.

Brown County Library to offer free music downloads The Brown County Public Library has joined Library Ideas’ network of public library websites that offer access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. The service will allow the Brown County Public Library (BCPL) to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs. This music collection will be available starting June 1, 2012, through the library website: www.browncountypubli- Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders of the BCPL can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each week at no direct cost to individual library patrons. “We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices, and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and save time and money for the Library,” said Lynn Harden,

Las Vegas Nights at ‘Burg Legion

SATH to host 1st annual Poker Run for Kamp Dovetail

Williamsburg American Legion Post #288 will be holding Las Vegas Nights on Friday, June 1, 2012 during June in Ole Williamsburg. Las Vegas Nights is an evening of 7 card stud, Black Jack, Texas Hold’em and Let it Ride and will run from 7 p.m. to midnight. The Legion is located in Williamsburg on South Fifth Street beside Sue’s Crazy Cruizin’ BP and Collier Heating.

SATH is proud to be hosting the 1st Annual Poker Run for KAMP DOVETAIL this Saturday, May 19. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rocky Fork State Park Campgrounds in Hillsboro. Participants may pre-register online at The Poker Run is a 100 mile ride. It will start and end at Rocky Fork Campgrounds. The cost is

$15.00 per bike and $5.00 for passenger. The day will conclude with a live band, featuring Kelly Red and the Hammerheads and a Hog Roast. Raffle prizes, split the pot and awards for the best Poker hand will also be given at the end of the day. For more information contact: Mary Kamphaus at (937) 393-8550 or Linda Allen (937) 3931904 ext. 131.

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1294564- Sardinia - Crown molding, granite counter tops, rich wood cabinets, great lighting pkg. 3BD, 2BA. Covered front porch. Six panel doors, 24x20 garage w/opener. Corner, private location. 1.95 ac level lot. Priced to Sell!! $64,900

1303582- Mt. Orab- 3BD, 2BA. Must See!! Carpet allowance! Beautiful hardwood floors in Kitchen bath and dining rm. Garden tub, stand-up shower & double vanity in master bdrm Bath. This property is located in the heart of Mt.Orab on 1.53 acres. No outlet street. $69,900

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

The Mt Orab Library is hosting a Summer Reading Kick-Off Picnic on Tuesday, May 29 from 6 pm-7:30 pm. This celebration marks the beginning of Summer Reading Program at the Mt Orab Library. The picnic will include hot dogs and snacks along with a variety of games and prizes. If you haven’t already signed up, you may also register for the Summer Reading Program that

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the library provide a costeffective way to supply the growing demand for music.” For further information about this service, contact your local branch of the Brown County Public Library: Fayetteville-Perry 513-875-BOOK (2665), Georgetown 937-3783197, Mt. Orab 937-4441414, Sardinia 937-446-1565.

evening. The Summer Reading Program provides weekly activities for ages 18 months – high school, as well as activities for adults. Join our celebration of summer with food, fun, and games! For more information about the picnic or the Summer Reading Program please contact the Mt Orab Library at 937444-1414 or visit us on the web at



BCPL’s Executive Director. “Sony Music has an expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, cofounder of Library Ideas. “Libraries must provide a variety of resources to meet community needs. Our service is designed to help



Class of 1962 honored at RULH Alumni Dinner



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. $27,890





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. $69,900

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




1308791- First Offering! 2BD, 2BA. Custom built. home w/full w/o bsmt. Amenities too numerous to mention. Wonderful open flr plan. Stone FP (gas log). Brick FP in bsmt. HDWD under carpet, fronts on 2 streets. Beautifully rolling grounds. Blt. in flower boxes. $129,900

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. $72,000 ALL FURNINSHINGS ARE NEGOTIABLE 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. All conents are negotiable. $109,900







1307706- Zoned Residential/Commercial! Located at the corner of St Rt 131 & SR 50, one minute from Fayetteville. Mins. to Blanchester, Milford, Mt. Orab. 24x60 Multi-purpose bldg. included. This home must be viewed inside & out. Picturesque location $124,500

1309169- Beautiful setting for this unique well built home. Wonderful open floor plan, full bsmt & wrap around porch. Absolutely Impeccable in condition! 20x12 shed, 36x24 bldg. alum.drs. on both sides of bldg. Huge garden spot. Land nicely rolls. $135,000

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

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




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



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

1289196- Lake Waynoka- Simply Magnificent! 3BD, 2BA. This is a custom built Schlabach home. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Hardwood entry & 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/re-finished 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

RI VERFRONT Over 4 acres with 200 ft. of water frontage on Ohio River, city water, 5th wheel camper, storage building....... all for $29,000.

Manchester Islands Area- Waterfront Deep water Creek Frontage- Large 3 BR home2 car detached garage, aprox. 400 feet of boat docks, 2 RV hook-ups. Ideal for Residential, Summer Funhouse or Commercial. $139,000

~ River Front ~ Outstanding River Front Home Over 3 acres- Aberdeen Area- 3-4 BR, 2 bath, dining area, garden tub, wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings, 2 car attached, 2 car detached, storage building, kitchen snack bar, walk-in closets, new NG heat, decks, a spectacular river view, 230 feet of great river frontage, concrete driveway, much, much more! Unbelievable Price of $148,000. Fresh paint, new floor coverings, immaculate, well maintained, move in condition!

20 AC. Waterfront - with quick River access- Barn, city water, $79,900 Make an Offer




Creek View Building or Mobile Home Lot City water, level lot, creek access, easy access for year round home and 5 min. to Ripley. $19,900 RIVERFRONT (1) ACRE near Augusta Ferry- Price Reduced RIVERFRONT 100 Feet of Deep Water Frontage! 2 BR Mobile Home with a Large Deck. Well Above River and Floods! City Water & Natural Gas. A Real Bargain at $69,000. Our papers are the blueprint for a happy future for you and your family.Check all our papers to locate the best deals on great homes all around town. To place your Real Estate ad, please call: 513-732-2511 or 1-800-404-3157



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CAMPING AND RV LOT camp on your own property. Ready for your RV. City water, septic, driveway and access to boat ramp. Owner financing available.

The Brown County Press - Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Page 23

Portman and Eagan laid to rest in Ripley Wenstrup visit Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown this year. Portman said that many good bills are coming out of the Republican-led House of Representatives only to be stopped in the Senate. "The house has passed over 40 pieces of legislation that the Senate won't pick up, and the house is the Republican part of the three branches, out of the House, Senate and the Presidency. The Democrats have two of the three, and what are they doing to help improve the economy?" Portman then introduced Wenstrup, who talked about his background and his desire to enter public service. In 1998, Wenstrup said he joined the Army reserve, finally deploying to Iraq in 2005. "In 1998 at 39 years old, I saw our country being attacked again and again. I thought if they ever need to call up reserves, I want to be a part of it," Wenstrup said. "In 2005 I was called up and for one year I was in Iraq. I was the chief of surgery at a combat support hospital." Wenstrup said he decided to become active with the Republican party after he returned from Iraq, and ran for Mayor of Cincinnati in 2009. Wenstrup lost, received 46 percent of the vote. Wenstrup then took time to honor Jean Schmidt, the current 2nd Congressional District Representative, and promised action on the jobs front in the district. "I think Jean did a good job for us over the years and I know she made great relationships here in this county, and I intend to do the same," Wenstrup said. "I look at our district and I'm going to build a logo that has route 50, route 32, route 52 and the river and says "we're open for business" because I intend to be

an ambassador for this county." Portman then spoke again, taking a moment to honor County Commissioner Rick Eagan, who died May 8. “There are a lot of good friends of Rick Eagan in this room. What a great guy and public servant. Our hearts and our prayers go out to his family.” Portman then asked for a moment of silence in memory of Eagan. Earlier in the meeting, Brown County Republican Party Chairman Paul Hall said that the party would not fill Eagan’s seat on the county commission “for a few weeks out of respect to Eagan and his family.” Hall said that anyone interested in serving out the remainder of Eagans term needed to get an application from the Brown County GOP and return it prior to noon on May 31. “The executive committee will screen those applications and interview the candidates on June 7 at the party meeting and a decision will be made that night”, Hall said. The candidate would be appointed on June 8 to serve until January of 2013. The seat will be contested by the GOP and Democrat parties in November, with the winner completing the remainder of Eagan’s term, which ends in January of 2014. Following the meeting, Portman and Wenstrup met briefly with The Brown County Press. Both men expressed the importance of local economic development and promised to continue to work in congress to develop further opportunities for jobs in the region. Portman also referred to efforts he is making in the Senate to have better communication between doctors and pharmacies across state lines to help prevent prescription drug abuse.

U.S. Postal Service changes plans CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 customer demand and reducing the cost to serve. We’ve listened to our customers in rural America and we’ve heard them loud and clear...they want to keep their post office open. We believe today’s announcement will serve our customers’ needs and allow us to achieve real savings to help the postal service return to long-term financial stability.” Originally the U.S. Postal Service planned to close 3,700 rural post offices by next week, but because of the massive number of rural residents complaints, they came up with the new proposal. The new proposal would

cut the operating hours as follows: • Decatur from open 8 hours a day to 2 hours; • Bentonville from 6 hours to 2 hours; • Feesburg from 8 hours to 2 hours; • Higginsport from 8 hours to 4 hours; • Russellville from 8 hours to 6 hours. The new strategy would be implemented over a twoyear, multi-phased approach and would not be completed until September 2014 according to the press release. If the proposal is approved and implemented, the postal service estimates savings of a half billion dollars annually.

Fire Department meant so much to Rick and again he would have been proud. Rick will be sorely missed by more people than he realized. I will miss Rick for

the rest of my life but I was honored to be involved in a ceremony giving tribute to the shortened life of a true American Hero and a GREAT friend.”

Eagan was taken to Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, passing under two firetrucks and a large American flag that was erected as a tribute.


Attendees participated in a traditional Catholic Funeral Mass for Eagan.


Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Rick Eagan inside the St. Michael Church in Ripley.




CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 proud. The Ripley Fire Department demonstrated exceptional professionalism and respect through their formal proceedings. The



The funeral procession passed under two fire trucks and a large American flag on the way to Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 lived, he did tell them he lived in Lake Waynoka and the Brown County 911 Communications Center was able to pin-point his exact location through the phone he was using. “When the operator asked Jacen if his mother was sick,” Beth said, “he had no problem answering “Yes, probably.” “My husband has been gone since November, and Jacen takes care of things. He’s a very good boy.” The Sardinia Life Squad was the first to respond to the 911 call. Because of the quick thinking of Jacen, Rob Wilson, of the Brown County Communication’s Center presented Jacen with a

plaque of appreciation acknowledging his quick thinking and staying calm. Jacen was presented with the plaque during a special ceremony held at his school on May 14. His father was also able to watch the event by way of Skype. He took the opportunity to thank his son for his actions. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger also attended the event and presented Jacen with a plaque and referred to Jacen as a hero for knowing what to do in an emergency situation. Jacen said that he takes care of his mommy and his mommie takes care of him. “I am very proud of my Jacen,” Beth said with an emotional voice. “He is my hero.”



911 call by 5-year old saves mother’s life


Five year old Jacen Applegate is shown with his mother Beth.

Jacen Applegate’s father, Ray, attended a recent recognition ceremony, by way of Skype, which was held in honor of his son’s quick action.




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Right to read week celebrated by Eastern students


The 35th Annual Ohio Right to Read Celebration was held at Eastern High School and Eastern Middle School, May 7 – 11, 2012. This year’s theme was”Score with Books”. Students visited the library where they were able to take part in a library book title word search, a stadium crossword puzzle, guess the number of books, and register for the door prizes. On Friday the students dressed in their favorite team sport shirts. By participating in the various activities, the school will receive the 2012 Reading Hall of Fame Award. Pictured are Ms. Reinsmith’s High School English Class reading during Right to Read Week.

Serving Individuals with Waivers G and D have been assisting individuals with developmental disabilities for over thirty years. G and D is located in Sardinia, Ohio. Our main office is in the old Sardinia Elementary school. We operate eight residential group homes with-in Brown and Clermont Counties. We assist individuals from Adams, Brown, Clermont, Highland, Logan and woods counties. We also operate an Adult Day Services Program in the old Sardinia Elementary school building. The individuals each day Monday-Friday come to the program to enjoy our full size Gym, computer room, theater room, music room, sensory room, arts and crafts and our library full of books and puzzles and our rec room with a pool table, and other games. The individuals also have the opportunity throughout the year to visit the Cincinnati Zoo, Krohn’s Conservatory, Millers Bakery, Cedar Brook Horse Farm and much more. The individuals also visit G & D’s local farm in Williamsburg where they get to visit our potbelly pig, chickens, pigmy goats and sheep. We also offer job opportunities, G and D has a production department where individuals can come to work and either does secure document shredding or sort wood plugs, we also have a janitorial enclave where the individuals help keep the building clean. If you want a tour or need more information please call 937-446-2803.

We Provide Transportation To and From the Adult Day Service

May 21, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m. Georgetown Church of Christ Fellowship Hall

Questions: 937-378-3504 Open to the Public Sponsored by the Brown County Prescription/ Opiate Drug Coalition

116 College Avenue, Sardinia, OH




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