The Brown County Press Sunday, May 27, 2012 • Volume 39 No. 42 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973
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Jobless rate lowest since 2008 BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The unemployment rate in Brown County fell sharply in April. It now stands at 8.5 percent, down from 10.0 percent in March. The last time the jobless rate in the county was that low was in November of 2008. “I’m not surprised at all to see it drop”, said Mt. Orab Mayor Bruce Lunsford. “We’ve got companies here that are in the midst of hiring up to 300 people, and we’re working with another company that could be bringing in another 50 jobs soon.” Lunsford added that even more development could be coming to the region in the coming months. “I’ve talked to local bankers and people at the big banks in Cincinnati. All of them are telling me that they
are starting to see things moving in that direction.” The news was also greeted with pleasure by Brown County Commissioners Ralph Jennings and Bill Geschwind. “(Economic Director) Kelly Cole has been working hard to bring new opportunities to Brown County and it looks like we’re making some progress”, Geschwind said. “We’re very pleased to hear the news and hope that the trend continues.” Other counties in the area saw similar declines in the jobless rate as well. Adams County also saw a 1.5 percent decline, with the unemployment rate there falling to 10.6 percent. Highland County saw a 1.0 percent drop to 10.0 percent, the jobless rate in Clinton County fell .8 percent to 10.3 percent and in Clermont County, the unemployment
rate dropped .7 percent to 7.0 percent. That 7.0 rate in Clermont County is the lowest since December of 2008. Some of the lower jobless rate can be attributed to those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and have fallen off the jobless rolls. Brown County Job and Family Services Director Mitch Sharp said that his office has yet to see the effect of the lower unemployment rate. “We’ve hired two people and are looking to hire a parttime person to take care of determining eligibility for new clients”, Sharp said. Sharp said that his workers are carrying an average case load of five hundred clients each. But looking at the jobless numbers themselves over the past four years, progress has CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
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Ed Mathews of Georgetown works with Denise Fite at the Adams Brown Workforce Connection office in Georgetown. Mathews is looking for a full time job.
Judge Gusweiler to decide Two Georgetown students to who gets $600K sewer bill attend national conference BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press
BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press
The battle over who is responsible for the Village of St. Martin sewer system is continuing in Brown County Common Pleas Court. Judge Scott Gusweiler is being asked to decide who gets the $600,000 bill that goes with the sewer system. In court documents, Gusweiler has written that he will rule on the case without scheduling oral arguments. That ruling could come any time after May 25. $600,000 is the estimated cost to bring the seventy year old system into compliance with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The agency wants the system brought up to standards for disposal and treatment of waste, storm water and other factors. Last November, residents of St. Martin voted to disincorporate the village. Part of that process is disposing of any assets, which include the sewer system.
Two Georgetown High School students, members of the FCCLA (Family-CareerCommunity Leaders of America) will travel to Orlando, Florida in July to compete in the National Leadership Conference with their ‘Showcase Manuals’ after winning in a state competition. Alicia Gifford, a sophomore at Georgetown High School and senior Sierra Colliver have worked all year on their books and will now represent not only Georgetown, but Ohio, at the national level. “Our showcase is basically a collaboration of all the projects our chapter has been involved with in the past year,” explained Colliver, “We described projects like the scrapbook we’ve kept, blankets we made for the veterans at the Veterans Home in Georgetown, visits to the hospital, and also all the work we did with other groups at our school like the FFA.” Colliver and Gifford presented their showcase manuals at the recent Georgetown Board of Education meeting held May 16. In other actions at the board meeting, the board approved the termination of the employment contract of Greg Defosse for sexual harassment of other employees, inappropriate touching of other employees and failing to meet the requirements of job description for bus drivers.
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A court battle over which entity is responsible for the sewer system in the former village of St. Martin will be decided in Brown County Common Pleas Court.
In a Complaint for Declaratory Judgement filed Feb. 27, St. Martin Village Solicitor Jay Cutrell is asking Gusweiler to decide who takes responsibility for the sewer system. The two Defendants are the Fayetteville Perry Township Regional Sewer District and the Brown County Sewer
District. Included in the filing are court papers regarding the establishment of the FPTRSD in 1992 and the Brown County Sewer District in 1998. Those papers seem to make the FPTRSD the most likely candidate to inherit the St. Martin system. CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
WB Senior achieves perfect attendance despite challenges Western Brown High School senior Meranda Jennings has been having terrible nightmares lately because she’s afraid she will oversleep and be late for school. For most young people that would be a mere inconvenience. But just before her graduation from Western Brown High School, the last thing Meranda wants to do is be tardy for school. The reason for that is, since her first day of kindergarten, Meranda has never been late or missed a single day of school.
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Her brother Tyler only missed four days of school all his years in school and sister Kalisa, a third grader has also never missed a day of school. Although that alone is reason to celebrate, according to her mother Melinda, Meranda is an exceptional young woman in many other ways too. “When Meranda was in second grade, we noticed that she seemed to be developing very quickly for an eight year old,” Melinda Jennings said. “Her hands looked like the hands of a 13 year old. And even her actions were that of a much older child than eight. “During that summer I took my daughter to her pediatrician, Dr. Daniel Kroger for some tests. He quickly ordered a series of other tests to be done at Children’s Hospital.” Melinda said that on the first day of third grade for Meranda, she received a phone call from one of the specialists at Children's Hospital about her daughter. “I’ll never forget that call,” Melinda said in a very sober voice. “Mrs. Jennings, ‘I hate to tell you this, but we found a tumor on your little
girl’s pituitary gland.’ My heart dropped and I felt sick CONTINUED ON PAGE 11
Alicia Gifford and Sierra Colliver
“The action by the board to terminate this bus driver’s contract came after a very thorough investigation,” Durbin said in a phone interview, “We responded to allegations made by at least five employees and the board had no other choice.” Durbin also updated the board on the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System training recently attended by Nina Miller and Durbin. He briefly discussed the Teacher Incentive Fund activities and a recent Citizens Against Pollution meeting he attended. The board voted to approve allowing Treasurer, Eric Toole to solicit for bids
for the purchase of a new school bus. According to Toole the board has not purchased a new bus since 2008. The board also reviewed the five-year forecast and Toole said with all the recent budget cuts the board has made, the budget looks good and the board is looking at balanced budget for next year. He did however, add that the property re-appraisals could have an effect on the school’s revenue. The board also approved the 76 candidates who have met all the requirements to graduate from Georgetown High School Class of 2012. It also approved the proposed
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Broncos are District Champs! The Western Brown softball team won a Southwest District title last Saturday with a 3-1 win over Benjamin Logan at West Carrollton High School. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Bri Stacy, Raven Darnall, Hope Jamison, Taylor Patten, Brittany Palmer and Morgan Fischer. Pictured second row, l-r: Assistant coach Gina Lawrence, assistant coach Brandi Gill, Abi Krick, Kristen York, Lexi Frazee, Morgan Nickell, Josie McElroy, Lindsey Harvey, head coach Blaine Wallace and assistant coach Jamie Hurley. Look for full coverage in the Sports section.
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Four people in stolen car arrested Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that on May 18, 2012, Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle from the Fairborn, Ohio, area. The suspect vehicle was stopped at the Macon First Stop, and four persons
were arrested at the scene: James Lykins, age 29, of Hillsboro, Ohio Brandon Kier, age 28, of Hillsboro, Ohio Sheena Kimberly, age 20, of Winchester, Ohio Sabrina Ogden, age 22,
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Fourteen people indicted by Brown County Grand Jury on May 17 BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Fourteen people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on May 17. • Zachary Marlow, 28 of Batavia, faces one count of Burglary. The charge is a second degree felony. Marlow is accused of entering a structure while another person was present on or about April 28, 2012. • Gregory Rogers, 20 of Georgetown, faces two counts of Trafficking in Heroin. The charges are fifth d egree felonies. Rogers is accused of selling or offering to sell less than one gram of Heroin on March 25 and April 2, 2012. • Mariah Wilson, 20 of Georgetown, faces one
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Taking A Trip Through Time The above photo was provided by Nancy List Sanders and is of Alverda Reed and the 1949 sixth grade class at Alverda Reed’s retirement from Georgetown Elementary. Pictured left to right are Delores Baker, Nancy List, Maxine Gallimore, Myrtle Pryor, John Ludy, Lowell Ring, Jane Sanders, Yvonne Murrell, Mary Ellen Boothby, John Bissantz, Maxine Haubner, Llora Thomas, Norma Jennings and Bill Warner. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to email@example.com 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.
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Seat Belt Challenge given to teens Dear Editor, Teens traditionally have the lowest seat belt use rate of all age groups, and research shows that buckling up is one of those health behaviors for which teens need constant reminders. Unannounced seat belt surveys done by Brown County Safe Communities in our local high school parking lots this past March revealed that only 63 to 73% of students were buckling up. This is well below the current seat belt use state average of 85%. This is why once again the Brown County Safe Communities Coalition and the Brown County 4-H CARTEENS joined up to coordinate the Brown County High School Seat Belt Challenge with local high schools. The Challenge is a four-week peer-
led program conducted during Prom season to promote consistent teen seat belt use and to hopefully help to save some teens’ lives. This year four local high schools (Eastern, Fayetteville, and Western Brown High Schools and the Southern Hills Career & Technical Center) participated in the Challenge. The Southern Hills Career & Technical Center received the Awards for the Best Overall Seat Belt Use Rate and also the Best Seat Belt Use Rate of Improvement. Southern Hills’s student body had a 14% increase in its students’ seat belt use from the beginning to the end of the Challenge Program period, for a final use rate of 85% . (This rate exceeds the overall county use rate of September 2011
Thank You to the Villa Georgetown, Dr.Williams and Stein Hospice,OVH Dear Editor, For the excellent care our dad, Gene Horn received. The Villa went over and above what was required of them by moving our dad to a private room so that his last days were very comfortable for him and his family, The room was beautiful and comfortable for all of us. It allowed us the ability to stay with him as long as we liked. The staff at the
Villa were wonderful and took very good care of dad. Dr. Williams was available at all times to help dad and us through this. Stein Hospice was at dads bedside round the clock and made him very comfortable. This was a very hard time for us, but thanks to the wonderful people above, our time was better for dad and his family. Thank you all. Gene Horns Family
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by 5%!) The award for the Best Seat Belt Promotion Intervention Program went to the Fayetteville High School FCCLA Chapter, who used strategies to promote seat belt use with the community at large as well as with FHS students. Each Challenge Award included a plaque and a check for $150 for the involved student group’s treasury. So congratulations to the winning student groups (and to their faculty advisors Gus Baumgartner at SHCTC and Martha Boggs at Fayetteville High) for a job well done! We’d also like to recognize the other participating schools’ student groups: Eastern’s SADD Chapter & advisor Janie Day, and the Western Brown’s Student Council & advisor Melissa Brown. Next year we’d like to see all six schools participate! The Challenge would not be possible without the generosity of local business leaders and individuals. On behalf of the Brown County Safe Communities Coalition and Becky Cropper & the Brown County 4H CARTEENS, I’d like to thank all of the very generous donors for our 9th annual High School Seat Belt Challenge: Brown County Motors; First State Bank; John Wood Insurance Co.; Ron Kallam Insurance and Realty; Mr. Dwight Marriott & Ms. Paula Gray; Paul Hall & Associates;
Seip’s Auto Parts & Service; and Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little. Many, many thanks again to our Seat Belt Challenge donors and to all of the teens and adults at the participating schools who cared enough to get involved. We are now entering one of the deadliest times of the year for teen drivers-- summer vacation time. Parents, make a pact with your teens—draw up a seat belt contract and stick to its terms. A new sample contract which is excellent can be found on the Ohio Department of Public Safety website at "http://www.underyourinfluence.org/DOCS/teen%2 0driving%20agreement.pdf . It was written by Tim Hollister, a parent who lost his 17 year-old son in a one-vehicle crash during his first year of driving (and for more eye-opening facts about teen drivers, you can also look at his blog at "http://www.fromreidsdad.org" Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other citizens concerned with teen safety, please be good examples for our youth and remember to buckle up every time, every ride! Let’s all be safe out there! Sue Basta, RN, PhD, Project Director, Brown County Safe Communities HEALTH-UC, Georgetown
Reader disappointed by raceway ruling Dear Editor, Response to Jean Johnson, You are not the only one who was surprised and disappointed at the Judge’s decision regarding Moler Raceway. He has condemned us to this nightmare every Friday. He has no idea what a mistake he made. I have friends who can hear the track from 6 miles away! But if you think for one minute that they care about the noise or dirt they create, you are very much mistaken! If they cared at all, they
would not have built a race track in the middle of hundreds of people without regard for what negative impact it would have on us all. The Molers were never in control of the noise, the Court was. Be prepared for this horrendous situation to get worse. I have a feeling they will decide to also do something on Saturdays and Sundays and it will be equally as bad! Our peace and tranquility is forever gone! Your optimism is applauded but it is for not. Juanita Sparrow Sterling Township
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With summer upon us, many Ohioans will soon head to our state’s lakes and rivers for a well-deserved vacation. Our biggest body of water and the most popular location for Ohio fishing, boating and other recreation is Lake Erie. In many respects, the Lake Erie ecosystem is healthier today than it was 40 or 50 years ago, but there are a number of threats, old and new, that must be addressed. I’ve been working with stakeholders in the region to protect and preserve this invaluable water resource for generations to come. Invasive species have significantly altered the ecosystem of the lake over the last two centuries. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at least 25 non-native species of fish have entered the Great Lakes since the 1800s, including round goby, sea lamprey, Eurasian ruffe and alewife. Non-native plants and mollusks, including zebra mussels, have also caused trouble by displacing native populations. Recently I’ve teamed up with my colleague from across the aisle, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, to protect the Great Lakes from invasive fish species like Asian carp. Among other things, our legislation requires the Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate a comprehensive study to permanently block Asian carp, helping ensure a cost-effective solution is reached before it’s too late. Our efforts have been endorsed by the Toledo Blade, which called our bill “bipartisan legislation that could help block a carp invasion.” The Columbus Dispatch and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have also praised the bill. Too often, a false choice is created by folks who say we can only protect the lake on the one hand, or encourage commerce on the other. If we are thoughtful about it, there’s no reason we can’t do both together. As an example, the lake is big enough for excellent recreational fishing and boating and commercial shipping. Maritime commerce on the Great Lakes is important to job creation in the entire region, driving $33.5 billion worth of economic activity annually and supporting 227,000 jobs. Shipping traffic has been on the upswing in recent years with steel mills operating at a high capacity, partly due to demand for steel piping from the oil and gas producers operating in shale formations like the Utica and Marcellus. That’s why I’ve also introduced a commonsense bill to encourage shipping by reforming the Harbor Maintenance Tax for
ROB PORTMAN smaller, container ships. It exempts container ships from paying the tax when they bring goods into our Ohio ports from Canada or other U.S. ports in the St. Lawrence Seaway System. The tax pays for the dredging of deeper and wider shipping channels, but container ships are lighter and sit higher in the water, and don’t use those channels. One shipper says they would like to bring containers to Cleveland from Montreal, but the high taxes keep them from doing so. This step will help spur economic growth in Cleveland by maximizing the city’s location on Lake Erie and taking advantage of this new mode of transporting goods. It will also lead to less congestion on roads and rail, as well as less pollution. At the same time, we need to make sure that the Harbor Maintenance Tax revenues that come in from the bigger, bulk freight shippers are in fact used for harbor maintenance, which unfortunately hasn’t always been the case. I’ve co-sponsored a bipartisan bill that ensures that Washington doesn’t siphon off the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to finance other projects. Currently the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund has a surplus of $5.65 billion. It’s collecting $1.6 billion per year, but spends less than $800 million annually. Yet decades of inadequate dredging have reduced the efficiency of Great Lakes ports, reducing the carrying capacity of vessels by 10 percent or more, which drives up the cost of shipping as well as raises the chances of a ship grounding or a collision. There’s another problem we have to deal with when it comes to the Port of Cleveland: The disposal facilities that the Army Corps uses for the dredged material will likely reach full capacity in the near future. I’ve been working with the Army Corps, the City of Cleveland and the Port Authority to find alternatives that will expand the capacity of the disposal facilities in an environmentally safe way. By fighting the threats from Asian carp, eliminating an unfair tax burden on container ships, making sure Washington uses our tax dollars responsibly, and solving the dredging crisis, we’ll keep Lake Erie an important recreational and commercial resource -- and source of pride -- for all Ohioans.
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APPOINTMENTS - WE BEGAN SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS ON MAY 21. Please contact your local HEAP office as follows: Adams County - 1-800233-7891 or 937-695-0316, Ext. 252, 235, or 236. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; walk-ins accepted daily, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Brown County - 1-800553-7393 or 937-378-6041, Ext. 305, 253 or 254. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Walk-ins daily, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Outreach is available for the elderly or disabled.
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Cruisin’ at the Corner will begin at the Williams Corner Church of God on Saturday, June 2 from 6 - 9 p.m. Cruise-ins will run each Saturday evening through July 14, 2012. Then on Saturday, July 21 the church will be hosting the Car Show at the Corner with free registration from 9 a.m - noon, top 40 awarded at 2 p.m. (Hopefully the judges will be done by then!) Dash plaques and Goody Bags to the first 100. There will be lots of door prizes, good music and great food at all events. The church is located at 6162 State Route 132, Goshen. For more information call 513-625-6459 or 513-2881977, if no answer please leave a message with a phone number
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by the Office of Community Assistance and administered locally by Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc., will operate from June 1- August 31, 2012. The SCP can provide assistance (not to exceed a total of $250.00) to households who meet the 2012 Poverty Income Guidelines AND one of the following criteria: 1) have a household member who has an illness that would benefit from assistance, verified by physician documentation OR 2) have a household member who is sixty (60) years of age or older; OR 3) a household that has a disconnection notice (this summer’s guidelines have been expanded to include those applicants who are under sixty years of age WHO DO NOT HAVE PHYSICIAN/ILLNESS DOCUMENTATION for assistance on a disconnection notice only). REMINDER: To apply for an air conditioner, the household must NOT have received an air conditioner in 2009, 2010, or 2011. Applicants for air conditioners will be seen by appointment only, on a first come, first serve basis. You will need to provide the following: Proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate; current medical card; voter registration card); social security cards for all members of the household; proof of income for the household; birth dates; proof of disability if disabled; bills for both the main heating and electric utility sources. As noted above, applicants under the age of 60 also need their physician’s documentation unless applying for assistance with an electric disconnection. Income guidelines are at 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines: Household Yearly 13 Size Income Weeks Income 1 $22,340 $ 5,585 2 $30,2600 $7,565 3 $33,180 $9,545 4 $46,100 $11,525 Households with more than four members add $7,920 per member to the annual income and $1,980 per member to the quarterly income. Outreach is available for the elderly and/or disabled.
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said about the alternatives. “And by submitting comments they can influence our decision.” Baca said in-depth comments will help the most. The environmental assessment can be found at www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_ health/ea/alb.shtml. Paper copies are also available at the USDA-APHIS Amelia office at 1761-A State Route 125 in Amelia or by calling (513) 381-7180. Comments about the environmental assessment can be sent to 4700 River Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737 or to firstname.lastname@example.org a.gov.
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“Our preferred approach is to do something other than no action,” Dr. Brendon Reardon, national program manager of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program, said. “That being said, there is no decision on what approach we would like to use. We want to learn from the public.” Reardon said there will be a 60-day comment period for the public to submit comments about the environmental assessment. He said comments will be accepted until July 9. “The important thing for people to realize is we have not made a decision,” Baca
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released a second environmental assessment May 9 that outlines alternatives for the continued eradication of the Asian longhorned beetle from Ohio. The Asian longhorned beetle is an invasive insect that was found in Clermont County in June of 2011. Since the beetle was discovered in Tate Township, USDA-APHIS has been involved with the eradication process in the county, including the removal of 7,226 infested trees as of May 5. “The environmental assessment describes our goal, which is to eradicate ALB from Ohio and the U.S. and our proposed actions for doing that,” Dr. Bob Baca, team leader for
the environmental compliance program, said. The environmental assessment analyzes four alternatives being considered in the eradication process including no action, full host tree removal, removal of infested trees and chemical treatment of high-risk host trees and removal of infested host trees and combination of removal or chemical treatment of high risk host trees. The environmental assessment also includes an introduction, background information and references as well as the environmental impacts of the different alternatives.
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Bible Chapel U.C.C. in Hamersville will hold Vacation Bible School June 4- 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. This years program is ‘Operation Overboard’ - dare to go Deep With God’. Children and youth will explore and experience God’s underwater universe through adventures that include regular Deep Sea Voyages into Bible stories. They will have a wonderful time making crafts, singing, playing games, and enjoying refreshments. Children age 4 through teens are welcome to join this exciting adventure. Bible Chapel is located at 119 North Avenue, Hamersville, one block off State Route 125. Call (937) 379-2836 for registration information.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area fell to 7.0 percent from 7.6 percent in March. The jobless rate for the state of Ohio declined from 7.8 percent in March to 7.3 percent in April. According to the ODJFS, the unemployment rate fell in April in 86 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The highest jobless rate in the state was once again in Pike County at 13.5 percent. Number two was Jackson County at 12.5 percent, Vinton and Meigs counties were tied for third at 12.2 percent and Morgan County has 11.2 percent unemployment. Adams County fell to number seven in the state at 10.6 percent and Brown County was tied with Richland and Harrison County for the 23rd highest jobless rate in the state.
Church yard sale in Sardinia The Sardinia Bible Baptist teens will be having a yard sale on Friday, May 25 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The church is located at 13039 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Call (513) 317-2963 for more information.
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McCall, 54 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 early release date of May 22 for seniors. Other items approved by the board included: • Ohio High School Athletic association membership renewal; • Brown County Chamber of Commerce membership renewal; • Approved Adidas Athletic Program contract from 2012 to 2015 for athletic equipment and apparel • Change the start and ending times at the Jr/Sr High School and Elementary schools and change back to a seven period day. Following a short executive session the board approved the employment of Kathy Chadwell as Jr. varsity
volleyball coach and Ashley Silvis as varsity girls soccer coach. It all approved employment of Johnpaul Adams as Jr. High drama club advisor and vocal music at Jr. Sr. high school. All employment are contingent upon completion of background checks. The resignation of Patricia Myers for retirement was accepted effected June 1, 2012. Charlotte Gifford was approved as volunteer dance team coach, pending background check and Craig Kidwell and Mike Jennings as volunteer varsity basketball volunteer assistant coach. Thaddeus Wallace was also employed as high school art teacher on a oneyear contract.
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Brown County Eaglet update BY Cecil Black Volunteer Monitor, Ohio Division of Wildlife The storm on Monday May 21, 2012 proved to be too much for the eagles nest at Brown County Rural Water. The additional weight of the 6.3" of rain along with the wind caused a limb to break and the nest to fall with the three eaglets in it. The nest landed in a tree and was about 25' off of the ground. All three eaglets were on the ground when found on Tuesday May 22 with two having with serious injuries. The eaglets were removed by Ohio Department of Wildlife and taken to Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, Oh., for evaluation and care. The personnel at the raptor center said that they were hopeful that one of the eaglets would be alright. They are in consultation with a vet in Akron about the condition of the eaglets. Two eaglets have fractures and are on fluids and medication.
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mer-long series of “Music in the Park” concerts in Mt. Orab from 6:30 - 10 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a canned good to the free concert which will be donated to the local food pantry. The event will also include a 50/50 drawing with proceeds going to a local family in need. The featured entertainment will be the band “Phoenix Rising”. Also don’t forget your lawn chairs! Visit the website www.mtorabmusicinthepark.com or it’s facebook account to learn about upcoming shows. For more information call (937) 4442916.
RCAP sets June dates The Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAP) has announced that on Friday, June 1, 2012 the local Girl Scouts Troop will hold a ‘Teen Dance’ from 7 - 9 p.m. Then on Saturday, June 30, Jeremiah Young will be back with his ‘Wrestling Team’ for an evening of Family Friendly Fun. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Monday, June 18 in the Arts Council Room (102) at 7:30 p.m. All interested citizens of the community are urged to attend and become active in RCAP work.
’Burg Garden Club to host workshop and flower show The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet on Friday evening, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2nd and Gay Streets for a Flower Arranging Workshop in preparation for the flower show to be held at the First Presbyterian Church the next day, Saturday June 2, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The flower show is open to the public. The club would like to thank all those who attended their recent Plant Auction, as well as the businesses and individuals who donated items. It was a huge success and all proceeds will be used for the beautification of the Williamsburg Community. As in previous years, pots of blooming plants on Main Street and flower boxes along the bridge will soon be in place. The Club welcomes new members. For additional information call (513) 724-3657 or visit the Club's web site at www.williamsburg-garden-club.org.
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Keith Allen McCall, 54, of Monroe Township in Adams County, formerly of Xenia, Oh., died Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was born March 7, 1958, in Wilmington, Oh. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty (Perdue) McCall. He is survived by son, Cody Farthing of Xenia; father, Harold McCall of Monroe Township; brother, Kenneth McCall of Monroe Township; sister, Carol (Jonathan) Lowe of Xenia; nephew, Shanne Lowe of Xenia; and niece, Shannan Lowe of Xenia. He was a former mechanic for Bud’s Automotive Company in Xenia for 14 years; an employee for the former Marcum Concrete Company in Centerville; and a former Mechanic for Alan Besco Motors in Xenia. He was a United States Army Veteran and an honorary member of the Second Battalion 52nd Lowland Volunteers of Wales in Great Britain. Services were Saturday, May 19, 2012 where Reverend Harold Shaw officiated. The Adams County Honor Guard performed a military service. Mr. McCall was cremated. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.
Sherry Grace Skipper, 36 Sherry Grace Skipper, 36, Covington, Ky., died May 16, 2012. She was the beloved daughter Dora (Linkous) Skipper and Samuel W. (Sheila) Skipper, dear sister of Ruth Lippolis, Greg Cole and the late Michelle L. Brandenburg and Timothy Cole. Services were Tuesday May 22, 2012. Burial followed in Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.
Benefit to be held in June for siblings The Emma Claire and Quintin Joseph Foundation board of directors, would very much like to invite you to a benefit for the West Union family on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Aberdeen Lions Club Park and Morgan Ballfield to help with their on going medical expenses due to their medical conditions. Please call (606) 5848182 for more information.
Church schedules VBS Freedom Fellowship Church will be holding their VBS on June 11 - 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. The church is located at 7451 Pearidge Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133 For more information call (937) 288-5026.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HOSPITAL FACILITIES LEASE OBLIGATIONS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Village Council of the Village of Mt. Orab, Ohio (the “Lessee”), on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., at 211 South High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. This hearing is for the purpose of considering the approval of the issuance by the Lessee of tax-exempt lease obligations in a principal amount currently estimated not to exceed $2,200,000 (Two Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars) (the “Lease Obligations”), pursuant to Chapter 140 of the Ohio Revised Code under a Master Lease-Purchase and SubleasePurchase Agreement and one or more Acquisition Schedules thereto (collectively, the “Agreement”). If the issuance of the Lease Obligations is authorized, the proceeds would be made available by the Lessee to HealthSource of Ohio, an Ohio non-profit corporation (the “Sublessee”), for the purpose of financing the acquisition of certain real and personal property constituting “hospital facilities,” as that term is defined in Section 140.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, including, without limitation, the acquisition, construction and equipping of a new facility of approximately 12,000 square feet to provide for adult and pediatric patient care with the option to include mental health and women services, and related health care services, all to be located at 1565 State Route 28, Loveland, Ohio 45140 (the “Goshen Project”). Under the Agreement, the Lessee will lease the Goshen Project from Fifth Third Bank and sublease the Goshen Project to the Sublessee. In addition, the Lessee and the Sublessee expect to establish a new interest rate in connection with the Lessee’s Master Lease-Purchase Agreement and Sublease-Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 1, 2008 (Schedule No.1), originally issued for the benefit of the Sublessee in the principal amount of $2,509,030, the proceeds of which were used provide construction of a new 15,000 square foot health center located in Mt. Orab, Ohio, providing medical services such as family practice services, mental health counseling, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as dental care located on 3.4 acres at the corner of Brooks Malott Road and Mercy Boulevard, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 (hereafter referred to as the “Mt. Orab Project”). Under the aforesaid Master LeasePurchase Agreement and Schedule No. 1 (as amended), the Lessee would lease the Mt. Orab Project from Fifth Third Bank and sublease the Mt. Orab Project to the Sublessee. NEITHER THE LEASE OBLIGATIONS NOR THE AFORESAID AMENDED MASTER LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT AND SCHEDULE NO. 1 THERETO SHALL REPRESENT OR CONSTITUTE A DEBT OR PLEDGE OF THE FAITH AND CREDIT OR THE TAXING POWER OF THE VILLAGE OF MT. ORAB, OHIO, THE STATE OF OHIO OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF OHIO. The primary user of the Goshen Project and the Mt. Orab Project is presently anticipated to be the Sublessee. Interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing and will be given an opportunity to express their views concerning the proposed issuance. Anyone desiring to make written comments may give them to Mike Boyd, Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Mt. Orab, Ohio, 211 S. High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154, prior to the public hearing. This notice is given pursuant to Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. /s/ Mike Boyd Clerk-Treasurer, Village of Mt. Orab, Ohio BCP 5-24t1 ----------------------------------------
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Jobless rate lowest Two G’town students OBITUARIES to attend conference since Nov. 2008 Keith Allen CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 been made in Brown County. After the “great recession” hit in late 2008, the jobless rate in Brown County in April of 2009 was 12.7 percent. It fell to 11.9 percent in April of 2010 and fell again to 10.2 percent in April of 2011. For the region and the state, the numbers are trending down as well. In March, the rate for the
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Johnny Lee Hamilton, 66 Johnny Lee Hamilton, 66, of Lynchburg, died Friday, May 18, 2012. He was born May 17, 1946, in Buford, the son of Russell Eugene and Dorothy Irene West Hamilton. He graduated from Buford High School, and was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War. Johnny had worked at the 7-Up Distributor in Fayetteville, Irwin Auger Bit in Wilmington, and had driven for Tom Pitzer Trucking. He was a member of the V.F.W. in both Wilmington and Hillsboro, had been a 4-H Advisor, a volunteer at the Lynchburg Fire Department, and was an avid John Deere Toy collector. He is survived by two children, Rhonda Deer of Lynchburg; and Billy (Brenda) Hamilton of Florence, Ky.; four grandchildren, Brandon John Hamilton, Austin Godbey, Ben Godbey, and Taylor Rowley; three sisters, Beverly E. (Kennith) Sams of Sardinia, Barbara Lynne (Dennis) Fisher of Lynchburg, and Bonnie Jo Stanforth of Orlando, Flor., his best friend Scratch; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Russell Eugene Hamilton; and his wife Cynthia Ann Browning Hamilton. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Davis-Turner Funeral Home, Lynchburg. Burial followed in the Troutwine Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The David-Turner Funeral Home, Lynchburg, served the family.
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John William Southcombe, 90, of Fayetteville Oh., died Tuesday, May 15, 2012. He was born to the late George and Bessie Southcombe, April 17, 1922 in Cincinnati. John graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN., in 1942. He married the late Verla Southcombe (Sagers) in 1944 at the Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. John was a veteran of WWII, and later an entrepreneur who owned and operated Southcombe Company until his retirement. He spent time pursuing his many interests including genealogy, piloting his small Cessna airplane, farming maple syrup, raising Beefmaster cattle, Scottish dance, European travel, locksmithing, and operating the Double J Airport located at his home in Ohio. Beginning in his teenage years, John spent the summers vacationing in Haliburton Ontario, Canada at lakeside cottages that he and his father built. At retirement, John and Verla lived at the cottages for the duration of the summer months. John is preceded in death by his wife Verla and his son Jay Southcombe. He is survived by one daughter, Ann Southcombe of Grants Pass, Or.; granddaughter Jennifer Southcombe-Harmon of Burlington, Ky.; granddaughter Jana Southcombe-Sizemore of Fayetteville, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will take place at the Double J Airport located at 21184 Fayetteville-Blanchester Road Blanchester, OH 45107 on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 1 p.m. A special airplane fly-in will be held at that time. The Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Blanchester, served the family.
Deborah Christine Hinson, 56 of Ripley, Oh., died Thursday, May 17, 2012. Mrs. Hinson was a homemaker and a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Ripley. She was born August 24, 1955 in Georgetown, the daughter of Doris June (Edgington) Day of Ripley and the late Loraine Junior Day. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Jason Scott Hinson. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Hinson is survived by her loving husband of thirty seven years, Hervey Hinson; three daughters Christy (Robbie) Jodrey of Ripley, Dana (Bobby) Fultz of Ripley and Jennifer (Eddie) Hinson of New Richmond, four grandchildren - Maranda Thompson, Grant Jodrey, Callie Fultz and Madison price, all at home; one sister, Marlene Moorhead of Ripley and one brother, Marty Day of Leesburg. Services were held Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Interment followed the funeral service in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to: The Ripley Life Squad P.O. Box 174 Ripley, Ohio 45167. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.
Pearlie H. Washington, Jr., 77 Pearlie H. Washington, Jr., 77 of Ripley, Oh., died Monday, May 21, 2012. He was a United States Army Veteran and was retired from the Village of Ripley, where he worked on the garbage truck for over twenty six years. Mr. Washington was born June 6, 1934 in Mason County, Ky., the son of the late Pearlie H. and Genevieve (Lang) Washington. He was also preceded in death by two sisters - Mary Ann Washington and Dorothy Morton; three brothers Stanley and Eddie Washington and Freddie Overly. Mr. Washington is survived by his wife, Shirley (Pritchett) Washington; six sons - Kevin Pritchett of Denver, Colorado, Gavin Pritchett of Aberdeen, Jamie Pritchett of Wilmington, David Pritchett of Ripley, Michael Pritchett of Aberdeen, and Darrell Wayne Richmond of Ripley, nine grandchildren; one brother, Robert Washington of Maysville, Ky.,; many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Friday, May 25, 2012 followed by interment in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Oh. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.
Donald W. Brown, 88 Donald W. Brown, 88, Sardinia, Oh., passed away Monday, May 21, 2012. He was born Nov 28, 1923 in Jackson, MI, the son of the late Forrest Brown and Ida Miller. He was a builder and the 2nd manager of Lake Waynoka. He built numerous houses at Lake Waynoka and in the surrounding areas. Besides his parents, Don was also preceded in death by 4 brothers; Boyd, Clyde, Eddie and Dick Brown. Donald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth, 3 sons; Jeff Brown and wife Joan of Sardinia, Steve Brown and wife Cindy of Sardinia and Tony Brown of Winchester, 1 daughter; Kathy Creighton of Georgetown, 4 brothers; Forrest Brown Jr. of MI, Rex Brown of Bushnel, FL, Ralph Brown of Defiance, OH and Walter Brown, 4 sisters; Alva Guersey of Cement City, MI, Clara Kunesh of Defiance, OH, Shirley Knapp of West Unity, OH and Wilma Michael of NM, 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Visitation was Friday May 25, 2012 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Following cremation, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Michigan. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.
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Rebecka Mae Caseltine, 14 Rebecka Mae Caseltine, 14, Bethel, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Rebecka was the daughter of Thomas G. and Thelma J. (Snyder) Caseltine, sister of Tiffany (Scott) Ross and Ronnika Caseltine, Thomas G., II (April), Troy (Susan Nicole), Terry (Kelly Lang) and Tyler Caseltine, also survived by several nieces and nephews and a special niece Naomi Caseltine. She was a 7th grade student at Thomas Wildey School. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Monument Baptist Church, St. Rt. 222, Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.
Macel J. Wardlow, 81 Macel J. Wardlow, 81, Sardinia, died Monday, May 21, 2012. He was the owner of Wardlow Septic. He is survived by 1 sister, Ann Lou Schmidt and 2 brothers, Richard and Dale Wardlow. Services were Friday, May 25, 2012 followed by burial in Buford Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.
Dale Wayne Franz, 60, of Winchester, Oh., died suddenly on Friday, May 18, 2012. Beloved husband of 38 years to Lee (nee Metz) Franz, loving father of Don (Tonya) Franz and the late Tony Franz, caring grandfather of Donny Jr. and Dylan Franz, dear brother of Marvin and Raymond Franz, Linda Waltz, Barbara Hall and the late Bonnie Mains, cherished son of the late LeRoy and Eileen (nee Deeters) Franz, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends and his beloved Tucker. Services were Monday, May 21, 2012 followed by interment at Goshen Cemetery. The Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.
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Pamela Jane Foster Williams, 65 Pamela Jane Foster Williams, 65, Sardinia passed away on Thursday, march 22, 2012. She is survived by her husband Gary, her mother Lea Foster, 1 sister, Bethann Cost of California, 1 brother Mick Foster of Winchester. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Sardinia Church of Christ, Bachman Road, Sardinia, Oh. Family will be receiving friends from 12:30 p.m. until time of service. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.
Vivian Joyce Young, 66 Vivian Joyce Young, 66 of Cincinnati, Oh., died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. She was a Human Resources Manager for Western Southern Life Insurance Company in Cincinnati. Vivian was born July 22, 1945 in Lebanon, Oh.,the daughter of the late William B. and Katherine (Caskey) Hopkins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers – Kenneth, Larry and Sherrill Hopkins. Ms. Young is survived by two sisters – Faye Ellis and husband Cliff of Sardinia, and Barbara Mefford of Tollesboro, Ky.; two brothers – Edward Hopkins and companion Beverly Schmidt of Winchester, and Drexel Hopkins and wife Judy of Mt. Orab, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Sunday, May 20, 2012 where Rev. Harry Brooks officiated. Interment was in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.
James Allen Davis, 65 James Allen Davis, 65, Bethel, died May 16, 2012. Mr. Davis was the husband of Glenna D. Davis (nee Dick), father of James A. (Melissa) Davis, Kenneth L. (Tammy) Davis, and the late Todd M. Davis, grandfather of six, great-grandfather of 2, brother of Lowell, Gary, and Larry Davis, also survived by his sister-in-law Barbara Roberts and brothers-in-law Ernest, Carl, Elbert, Ronald, John, and Bruce Dick. Services were held on Monday May 21 followed by interment at Tate Twp. Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.
Marjorie J Whalen, 73 Marjorie J. Whalen, 73 Russellville, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. She was born March 6, 1939, in Withamsville, Oh., the daughter of the late John Davis and Viola Schneder. She was a homemaker. Surviving her is her husband of 54 years Orville, 1 son; Steven Lee Whalen and wife Mary of Wisconsin, 2 daughters; Lori Wheeler and husband Matt of Williamsburg, and Candace Farst and husband Doug of Georgetown, 1 sister; Shirley Wohleber of Ash Ridge, and 3 grandchildren; Holly VanKeuren, Maria Farst and Quinn Wheeler. Services were held Saturday May 26, 2012 at 12 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with David Wirth officiating. Burial followed at the Linwood Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. prior to the service. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.
CHRIST’S BODY & BLOOD Today I want to talk about the interrupted prayer meeting. Go with me to Mark chapter 14. Let us begin in verse 1 where the chief priests were planning to take Jesus and put him to death. “After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.” The people were in favor of Jesus but the chief priests and scribes were jealous and envious. This was the last Passover Jesus would participate in. It was here that He introduced the communion service. There were 3 things they were to eat during the Passover feast. There was the lamb, roasted without water. There was the unleavened bread and then the bitter herbs. In the communion service we use the matzo crackers for the unleavened bread. It represents the body of Christ. We also take of the fruit of the vine (grape juice) which represents the blood of Christ. However, we do not use the bitter herbs. The unleavened bread and the juice will represent what Christ did for us on the cross throughout the entire church age! But why not the bitter herbs? Well, let’s find out. Move on down in Mark 14. The Passover feast is over. Jesus and His disciples left the upper room. Verse 26 states: “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” Verses 32-36: “And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” There are a few things that God cannot do. In Titus 1:2 it tells us that God cannot lie. And God could not save the world without sacrificing His own Son. That was the issue here in this passage in Mark. It was not possible
DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH WWW.BBMTORAB.COM for God the Father to take that cup from Christ and still save us from our sin! Christ had to be the sacrificial Lamb; He had to shed His blood. He would do the Father’s will but He was exceeding sorrowful, very heavy and sore amazed. Look in Luke 22: 43-44 where we will find a few more details about what took place while Christ was praying. “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” The medical world says that it is possible that a person in an exceedingly stressful, agonizing situation can burst blood capillaries therefore mingling blood with sweat. But it would have to be a horrific situation for this to happen. Christ was to take on the sins of the world and to be temporarily separated from God. His agony cannot even be contemplated. This my friends, is what I believe the bitter herbs represented! We cannot eat the bitter herbs. That was something only Christ could do. And what was taking place while Christ was going through all this? Look back in Mark 14 verses 37-38: “And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch for one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.” I wonder how many Christians will be spiritually sleeping when Christ comes in the Rapture. You cannot be doing God’s work when you are sleeping. In Luke it tells us that the disciples slept for sorrow. What is your excuse for not doing what Christ has asked us to do? Could you not watch and pray for even one hour? He died for you!
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Donald Ray "Bing" Bingamon, 69, of the Mowrystown Community, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012. He was born December 14, 1942 in Georgetown, Oh., son of the late Eugene Bingamon and Elva Sally Prine Bingamon. Donald worked as a Supervisor for Steelcraft in Cincinnati for 34 years and after retirement there worked at Whiteoak High School for 7 years. He then worked for Carraher Farms until his illness prevented him from working. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Mary Bingamon whom he married July 10, 1964, son and daughter-in-law, Gene (Sheila) Bingamon of Mowrystown, grandson, Zachary (Kristen) Bingamon of Mt. Orab, granddaughter, Haley Bingamon of Mowrystown, sister, Dorothy (Roger) Whiting of Hillsboro, brother, Mike (Roberta) Bingamon of Hillsboro. In addition to his parents Donald was preceded in death by a sister, Shelva Jean Barr, 3 nieces, Vicki Whiting, Pam Whiting Craft, and Monica Bingamon. Services were held on Friday, May 25, 2012 where Pastor Kraig Walker officiated. Interment followed in the Mowrystown Cemetery where the Highland County Honor Guard conducted full military honors. Contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 381480142. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.
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Ripley Arbor Day Bicentennial Tree Dedication on April 27
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McNichols graduates Air Force Basic Training
Chatfield College holds first annual Solomon’s 5K Fun Run/Walk
Airman William ‘Tyler’ McNichols recently graduated from Airforce Basic Training at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, May, 11, 2012. He is currently in Wichita Falls, Texas for Tech School. His job will be as Crew Chief for C130 Aircraft. McNichols is a 2011 graduate from Western Brown High School. McNichols is the son of Jodi J. Christman, Mt. Orab. The Brown County Press would like to thank Airman William ‘Tyler’ McNichols for serving our country.
About 50 participants laced up their sneakers for the Chatfield College first annual 5K Solomon’s Run/Walk on Saturday, April 28 held at the college’s main campus in St. Martin, OH. The race was held as a fundraiser for scholarships in conjunction with the college’s annual quilt and craft show. “We were very pleased with this year’s turn out,” said John Penrose, Director of Admissions at Chatfield College. "Especially since weather conditions were cool and overcast with temperatures hovering in the mid-40s.” Andrew Bridges, a professor at Chatfield, attended the event with his brother, Allan Bridges. Professor Bridges thought the weather played to his advantage and helped him cut his time down significantly. "The cool temperatures and scenic landscape made for a very pleasant run," Bridges said. The overall winner of the event was Andrew McFarland of Fayetteville, Ohio. Other winners included Michelle Patton (overall women’s winner); Ralph Jennings (men’s 35+ winner); Angela Handra (women’s under 24 winner); Heather Green (women’s
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Airman William ‘Tyler’ McNichols
Sardinia Church of Christ sets VBS dates The Sardinia Church of Christ extends an invitation to the children of the area for this year’s Vacation Bible School. The theme, SKY, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD, promises to be great fun for all the children who attend. There will be crafts, music, snacks and a great learning time together. Vacation Bible School will be held Monday
through Friday, June 11-15 from 9-11 a.m. The church is located at 7130 Bachman Road in Sardinia. (Just west of Martin’s Super Valu.) V.B.S. is for children 5 years old – 5th Grade. Come to V.B.S. and learn that everything is possible with God. For information you may contact the church at 446-2594.
Mt. Orab Renegades schedule events BY Rachel Luti Mt. Orab Renegades 4-H The Mt. Orab Renegades meeting was called to order on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:12 p.m., the pledges were led by Hannah Longbottom. There were 21 members present. Discussions were held on cleanup days for Green and Sterling Township and our annual pool party on to be held on July 9. Upcoming 4-h events are
small animal clinic at the fair ground on June 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Camp Graham on June 12-15. There will be a brief meeting to discuss road cleanup on June 4 at 7 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Mt. Orab Renegades will be on June 25 at 7 p.m. The Luti's have drinks and the Piersalls have snacks. Jonmichael Stacey will be doing a duck demonstration. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Huntington Hotshots releases upcoming events BY JW Curtis Huntington Hotshots The Huntington Hotshots held their May meeting at the Aberdeen Green Space on May 8,2012 at 6:30 p.m. They had a brief meeting and discussed the important upcoming dates to remember. • May 26, 2012- Aberdeen Memorial Day Parade. Line up at Citgo at 3 p.m. • June 2, 2012- Goat Tag In 8-10 a.m. at the Fairgrounds • June 4, 2012- Quality Assurance at Ripley High School • June 7, 2012- Meat Chicken order forms and payment due. Demonstrations were done by Travis Eichner - Fathers Family Heirloom and Alyssa Doyle and Leanna Kindrick - American Sign Language Officer Reports were given by Secretary- Catie Vaughn read the minutes from the April meeting; Treasurer- Oliva Kindrick gave this months balance; News Reporter- JW Curtis
announced that he submitted an article about last meeting to the Brown County Press; Inspirational - Alyssa Doyle read an inspirational speech; Energy - Savannah Doyle gave speech about Static Electricity. The next meeting we will discuss the ordering of Tshirts. Officers are to bring their bookstore to the meeting to show their advisors. We will also discuss the baby show. The meeting was adjourned and members cleaned the area and planted flowers. Next meeting will be held at the Ripley Park located behind the Post Office on June 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Boudreau to compete as State Finalist Aimee Boudreau, 16, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 29-30 in Columbus, Oh. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland® in California.
Sardinia UMC sets Summer Kick-off Sardinia United Methodist Church will be holding their first Summer Kick-Off for the community on Saturday, June 2 from 5 - 8:30p.m. All food and activities are free and open to the public. There will be live music provided by the Remnant Saints, as well as basketball, corn hole, hillbilly golf, face painting, and a bouncy house. Sardinia United Methodist Church is located at 105 Main Street in Sardinia behind the US Bank. Come and kick off the summer with us!
Special singing at Meadow Wood Nursing Home There will be special singing and music at the Meadow Wood Nursing Home on Friday, June 1, 2012 beginning at 7 p.m. The singing will be in the chapel and all are welcome to attend. Meadow Wood Nursing Home is located at 61 Stephens Avenue, Georgetown. For more information call Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259.
Adam Osman completes course 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.
Audrey Obholz named to President's List Audrey Obholz of Blanchester, Ohio, was named to the Spring 2012 President's List at LeTourneau University. Obholz achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average to receive this honor. LeTourneau University Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty Dr. Steven D. Mason said being named to the President's List is a significant academic achievement and honor". "The rigorous curriculum and high academic standards at LeTourneau University are highly respected throughout our country and beyond," Mason said. "LeTourneau University is well known for its quality education. To obtain a perfect grade point average for academic performance is, indeed, very impressive."
Western Brown Alumni dinner set The Western Brown Alumni Dinner will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Western Brown Senior High School, Mt Orab. Musical entertainment will be provided by Third Generation. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. For information call Doug Green at (937) 4443306 or Steve Bernhardt at (937) 444-2600.
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Overall winner of the event, Andrew McFarland, of Fayetteville as he crosses the finish line.
Brown County Commissioner, Ralph Jennings, winner of the men’s 35+ running division.
25-35 winner); Charlotte Tafaro (women’s 45+ winner). Brown County Commissioner Ralph Jennings, winner in the men’s 35+ running division said, “I thought it (the race) was well organized and a nice event for the community.” In the walker’s division, Fran Siegler placed first in the women’s walkers and Jack Gaunce placed first in the men’s walkers. "From the fundraising
point of view, it was certainly successful," Penrose said. "We got our name out there a little more. I think we reached some individuals we haven't in the past." Penrose said event organizers are already planning next year's Solomon’s 5K Run/Walk. Special thanks to John Penrose Sr. from Kroger, AA Safety, Bob Roncker's Running Spot, and Fayetteville Athletics for their assistance with the race.
Free Madcap Puppet performance June 1st The Brown County Public Library invites you to attend a FREE Madcap Puppets performance of "When You Wish Upon A Fish" at the historic Gaslight Theatre on Friday,June 1st,2012 at 7:00PM. This Family Event kicks off the Brown County Public Library's Summer Reading Program "Dream Big-Read!" FREE tickets (only 500 available) can be picked up at the Georgetown branch library. With activities, incentives, special performers and Family Events throughout the summer, "Dream BigRead!", is a fun way to develop positive attitudes about
reading and books and enable children of all ages to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation. For more information about the free summer reading program and family events call the Brown County Library Branch at 937-378-3197 or visit our website at browncountylibrary.org. The Library would like to thank The Friends Of The Library for providing a generous grant to fund this free community event. So come "Dream Big" and start your summer by "Wishing Upon A Fish" with the Brown County Public Library.
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Hildebrandt, Willie big hit with H’ville 2nd graders JoAnn Hildebrandt, April's Storyteller for Hamersville School second graders, read Timothy Cox Will Not Change His Socks by Robert Kinerk. This is a delightful story about a little boy who proves he can follow through with things once he has started them by not changing his socks. Students listened intently to the story of rhyming words and rhythm. Following the story, JoAnn's husband brought their long haired dachshund, Willie, in to see the students. Willie was a big hit! Then JoAnn gave all second graders a frosted sugar cookie shaped like a dog bone as a special treat. Everyone enjoyed the story, Willie, and the cookies. Thank you, JoAnn for making our day a wonderful learning experience.
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Pictured above are second and fourth graders of Ripley Elementary School. They participated in the annual Arbor Day observance. A Red Horse Chestnut tree was planted at the community park area on Cherry Street. The tree is native to Ohio and is similar to the Ohio Buckeye tree. Ripley has been an official Tree City USA community for several years. Tim Wilson is the chairman of the Ripley Tree Committee, sponsors of the event.
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Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting at Lake Waynoka Marina The Brown County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Lake Waynoka Marina, Sardinia welcoming Mike Napier. Mike joined the Chamber a couple months ago and took over operations of the Lake Waynoka Marina March 1, 2012. Pictured (L to R) are Tim McKeown, Raelena Morrison (Valore Salon) Danielle Shively (Merchants Bank), Samantha Mullen, Beth Napier, Mike Napier with the Marina, Doug Green, Dawn Napier, Theresa Pfeffer US Bank, Karen Woodruff Brian Ernst (Merchants Bank), Kelly Cornette, Russ Brewer, Jim Meyer president, Waynoka Property Owners Association) Vernon Taylor, resident of Lake Waynoka, Paul Cahall GM Lake Waynoka, John McDulin, resident.
Judge Gusweiler to decide who gets $600K sewer bill CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The 1992 application to create the district filed in Brown County Common Pleas Court reads, “The description of the territory to be included within the District is as follows: all of Perry Township, Brown County, Ohio.” A Plan of Operation for the FPTRSD filed with the court in 1993 discusses sewer system construction projects. One sentence reads, “Because St. Martin has its own central sewerage system in existence with problems unique to St. Martin, it was determined that St. Martin would best be handled as a separate part of the project and would not be included as a part of Phase 1.” The FPTRSD and its Plan of Operation was approved by Common Pleas Judg e William Stapleton in December of 1993. In 1998, the Brown County Board of Commis-
sioners voted to create the Brown County Sewer District, declaring that the BCSD would exist “outside of municipal corporations and legally established existing sewer districts.” The complaint closes by saying “The Plaintiff has been advised by the Defendants they do not want the liability, responsibility or ownership” of the St. Martin sewer system. Regardless of Gusweiler’s ruling, the legal maneuvering may not end. The FPTRSD has filed an answer to the complaint which includes a contract undertaken with the Village of St. Martin dated Dec. 14, 2009. That contract contains an agreement between the two parties to get the sewer system up to code. Under the contract, the village agreed to “undertake all administrative and legal ac-
tions necessary to assess capital costs ($420,000) to Village users” to pay for the repair of the village sewer system. The contract also states that the village agrees to pay the FPTRSD $17, 437.00 per year beginning Nov. 15, 2011, to cover the cost. Voters decided to dissolve the village on Nov. 8, 2011, one week before the first payment was due. However, the contract also states that “in the event of any occurrence rendering the village incapable of performing under this contract, any successor of the village, whether the result of legal process, assignment or otherwise, shall succeed the rights and obligations of the village.” By state law, Perry Township assumed authority over the land encompassing the former village of St. Martin, once the village legally dissolved.
SWRMC helps fight cancer The staff at Southwest Regional Medical Center is celebrating after raising over $4100.00 for the annual Relay for Life campaign. The funds generated go to the American Cancer Society. “I’m very proud of the effort everyone put in to raise money to fight cancer”, said SWRMC Chief Executive Officer Joan Phillips. “It was extremely gratifying to see the team come together for such a worthy cause.” Campaign co-chair Kim Brown said her fellow employees raised funds in a few different and creative ways. “We raised over two thousand dollars by selling gift baskets that were created by
various departments”, Brown said. “All of them were great and proved to be very popular.” Brown said employees also donated five dollars for the privilege of wearing jeans to work at certain
F’ville schedules Fireman’s Festival The Fayetteville Firemen’s Festival has been scheduled for Sunday, June 17, 2012. This years festival will be full of fun, rides, food and there will also be a live band. Parade line-up will be at Fayetteville High School at 12:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 2 p.m. For more information call Frankie Hauke, chairman of the festival committee at (513) 875-2850.
Kinkead Ridge Winery to re-open
Kinkead Ridge Winery will re-open 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. 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.
BCBDD to hold Provider Expo for families On June 1, 2012 Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be hosting a Provider Expo. During this event providers who serve people with developmental disabilities will have a chance to present their services to families, guardians, and individuals by setting up tables where they can meet with people who are interested in requesting their services and give informa-
times, as well as other fund raising efforts. Brown said another $1000.00 was raised by the hospital and Incenta Federal Credit Union in Aberdeen sponsoring the relay walk at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
tion. Brown County is fortunate to have a wide range of providers and we encourage families to attend to find what services can be provided to them from independent providers and agencies. The event will take place Friday, June 1, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Southern Hills Joint Vocational School located at 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown, Ohio 45121.
5K run/walk to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center The Third Annual PRC 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 8 a.m. with the start at the Sardinia Church of Christ. All proceeds benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center, Brown County, Oh. Pre-registration entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012. Entry fee is $20.00 includes T-shirt for those pre-registered, race day registration is also $20.00 with T-shirt al long as supplies last. For more information or to volunteer please call the Sardinia Church of Christ at (937) 446-2594 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the use of temporary signals. Highland County • C.R. 39 (Greenbush Road) is closed at Beltz Road, immediately west of Buford, for a bridge replacement project. The route will be closed for up to 120 days, and while it is closed, motorists will be detoured via S.R. 134, S.R. 286 and U.S. 68. • C.R. 11 (Bridges Road) is closed just south of its junction with S.R. 771 for a bridge replacement project. The project is nearing, and following its completion, C.R. 48 (Grimsley Road) will be closed. Traffic continues to be detoured via S.R. 138 and S.R. 771. • C.R. 48 (Grimsley Road) is anticipated to be closed the week of May 21 for a bridge replacement project. The route will be closed between its junction with C.R. 90 (Old U.S. 62) at Samantha and T.R. 299 (Black Rabbit Road), and while the route is closed, motorists will be detoured via Old U.S. 62, U.S. 62, Fairfield Road and Leavertown Road to Grimsley Road.
• S.R. 124 will be closed Monday, May 21, through Thursday, May 24, for a culvert replacement project at the 8.67mile marker. The project site is situated near the west corporation limit of Hillsboro, between Fenner Road and Moore Road. Motorists will be detoured via U.S. 50 West, Fenner Road and S.R. 124.
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The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or road closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For additional weather-related travel information or road construction and maintenance projects throughout the state, visit www.buckeyetraffic.org, All work will take place during daytime, business hours Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated. Adams County • A resurfacing project on S.R. 32 is under way, with operations at the 0.83-mile marker (just east of the Adams-Brown County line) for bridge repair. Crews will be paving the route between the county line and S.R. 247 at Seaman, and throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in at least one lane in each direction. The project is anticipated to be completed by mid to late October. • A sidewalk construction project is scheduled to start the week of May 21 in Peebles. As part of the Safe Routes to School program, crews will be constructing a bike path, gate and crossing between S.R. 41 and the Peebles Elementary School. Throughout construction, there should be little impact to traffic. • An intersection improvement project on S.R. 73 is under way, and crews will be upgrading the alignment and adding a left-turn lane at the route’s intersection with C.R. 18H (Jaybird Road), between S.R. 32 and the Adams-Scioto County line. Traffic will be maintained in one lane with the use of temporary signals, and construction is anticipated to be completed by late summer. Brown County • Operations for a bridge replacement project on C.R. 21 (White Oak Valley Road) at T.R. 32 (McCall Road) continue, and the route is closed. Traffic is being detoured via U.S. 68 and C.R. 83 (Smoky Row Road), and the scheduled completion date is July 31, 2012. • A guardrail replacement project is under way on S.R. 41. Crews will be replacing guardrail between Aberdeen and S.R. 136 in Adams County, working as weather permits. Traffic will be maintained with the use of flaggers and/or arrow boards. • S.R. 221 is reduced to one lane due to a slip. Traffic is being maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. • U.S. 52 is reduced to one, 10-foot lane at T.R. 232 (Logan Gap Road), between Ripley and Aberdeen, for a slip repair project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one lane
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Local Memorial Day Services Buford Cemetery Memorial Day Service will take place on Monday, May 28 2012 at 11 a.m. Guest Speaker will be Bob Hodson and the Whiteoak Marching Band will perform. Parade will line up at 10:30 a.m. at the old Buford School. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
public and is being sponsored by the Byrd Township School Preservation Committee with proceeds going to preserve and maintain the Decatur Community Building. In case of rain the Ice Cream Supper will be moved to the Decatur Community Center. The park and the community center are both located on State Route 125.
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The Liberty Band will play patriotic music in the bandstand during the Memorial Day Ice Cream Supper in the Decatur Park on Monday, May 28, 2012. A brief Memorial Day program will take place just prior to the supper at 4:45 p.m. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Ice cream flavors will include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, lemon, pineapple, banana, peach, cookies and cream. A variety of sandwiches, cakes, peanut bars and refreshments will also be served. This event is open to the
The Wilson Sroufe Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9772 will hold their annual Memorial Day Parade and Service on Monday, May 28. All veterans and military personnel and members of the ladies auxiliary are invited and requested to assemble at the Mt. Orab Administration Building entrance at 9 a.m. The parade to the Green Township Cemetery north of town will begin at 10 a.m. Transportation will be provided for those who wish to ride and not march in the procession. Some of the many additional entries in the parade include U.S. Ma-
Georgetown A special Memorial Day Service will be held at the
Ohio Veterans Home— Georgetown on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in the main dining room of the facility. The featured speaker will be LTC (R) Timothy R. Gobin, Senior Army Instructor for the Western Brown High School JROTC Program. LTC Gobin retired from active duty in November 2006 after serving for 22+ years. He has served in many leadership positions and was a Military Science Program instructor at the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University. During the program, a special ceremony will be held to memorialize each OVH-G resident who passed away during 2011. At the conclusion of the service, the Memorial Stones, will be dedicated. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Questions, please call 937-378-2900, Ext 2702.
Russellville 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
Sardinia George A. Lambert American Legion Post 755, Sardinia will be conducting three Memorial Day Programs on Monday, may 28, 2012. Memorial Day services will be presented at Fincastle Cemetery at 11 a.m., Five Points Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., and at the Sar-
Williamsburg The Williamsburg American Legion have announced their 2012 Memorial Day services. Services will be as follows: Greenberry Cemetery 8:10 a.m., Bloom Rose Cemetery 8:30 a.m., Taylor Chapel Cemetery 9 a.m., New Harmony Cemetery 9:20 a.m., Clover Cemetery 9:40 a.m. and Concord Cemetery 10:05 a.m. Line-up for the parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Williamsburg Park with the parade beginning at 11:30 a.m. A short service will be held at the bridge to honor the U.S. Navy and maritime services and then proceed to the Williamsburg Cemetery at Gay and High Streets for the final service.
It is our honor to salute the heroes, past and present, of our Armed Forces this Memorial Day. Let us never forget the patriotism and courage of those who sacrificed everything for the sake of the country they so dearly loved. They have forever earned a place in the heart of our grateful nation.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 when I heard those words. I had actually baby sit for a little girl who was eight years old who was diagnosed with the same thing, and she only lived 10 months after she was diagnosed.” And at the same time, doctors told her that Meranda was also suffering from precocious puberty, which is puberty which occurs at a very early age, which could have been triggered by the brain tumor. Treatment began immediately for the precocious puberty which was successfully slowed down and controlled with medication which she took until she was about 11 years old. “As far at the tumor was concerned,” Melinda explained. “They decided to watch it and monitor it’s growth for the next few months. Each time we went for the test, I aged a little. But each time the results showed no growth, and the tumor was also benign of any cancer cells. “I remember a couple years later, when I became pregnant, with my daughter Kalisa, I was terrified that it was Gods way of preparing me for Him taking one daughter and replacing her with another. It was a terrible time for us all.” Then, when Meranda was 15 years old, doctors found yet another tumor near her brain. “From the very beginning, doctors knew the first tumor was non-operatable,” Melinda said in a shaky voice, “but fortunately it was benign and has never grown. The tumor they found when she was 15 was operable and could have been removed, but they chose not to operate because it was benign.” And through all the tests, procedures, doctor visits, and hospital trips, Meranda never had to miss a day of
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Melinda Jennings and her daughter Meranda pose for a picture in front of her sister, Kalisa’s ‘Wall of Fame.’ Mother and daughter have fought obstacles together including brain tumors and a rare premature growth disease since Meranda was only eight years old. Meranda will graduate this year from Western Brown High School.
school. When asked if she worries about the tumors effecting her future, Meranda just smiles and says, “All my friends and family worry enough about me, I have too much to do sit around and worry.” An honor student at WB, Meranda has already been offered scholarships at all three of the colleges she has applied to including Marshall and Wilmington College. “I choose not to worry about the future,” Meranda said. “In fact, I’d never even thought about death until recently when I lost a close friend from school.” Meranda was an active student in high school involved in the year book, Spanish Club, soccer, and track and field. She has also accumulated nearly 60 college credits through the University of Cincinnati and Southern State Community College. Meranda plans on going into the field of neonatal nursing as well as forensic
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studies. “I am very proud of my daughter,” Melinda said, “I am proud for so many reasons. Nothing is going to hold her back in life.”
Decatur Alumni 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) 6950969 by June 2.
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Patten’s bat helps Lady Broncos secure District title BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press
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Western Brown second baseman Lindsay Harvey throws a Ben Logan runner out at first base during the Lady Broncos district title win.
the Lady Broncos weren’t expected to find themselves playing in a district final considering their roster consisted mostly of sophomores and freshman. Their task seemed that much more difficult considering their opponent, Ben Logan, came in to the game ranked No. 8 in the state in Division II. And to top it all off, the Lady Broncos didn’t get off to the best of starts. They went down in order in the top of the first inning, all on strikeouts.
Then the Lady Raiders wasted little time starting a rally as their first two batters reached on infield singles. Though Lady Bronco pitcher Morgan Nickell would settle down and get the next three Ben Logan batters in order, a run-scoring ground out to shortstop gave the Lady Raiders a 10 lead. But the Lady Broncos didn’t panic. They simply got back to the business at hand. Josie McElroy led off
Bri Stacy hustles through the first base bag as she beats out an infield single to second base on Saturday afternoon against Ben Logan. She had two hits and an RBI in the win.
the second inning with an infield single. Brittany Palmer put down a sacrifice bunt but beat it out to put runners on first and second with no outs. An out later Hope Jamison singled up the middle to load the bases before Kristen York struck out to leave the bases loaded with two outs. Then came to plate Patten, the Lady Broncos’ No. 9 hitter. She hit a ground ball past the shortstop and in to center field to score both McElroy and Palmer to give the Lady Broncos a 2-1 lead.
“When I got to first base I was like, ‘About time!’” Patten said with a laugh. Back in the batting order for the first time in several games, Patten came up big despite having struggled lately at the plate. “She has struggled. Matter of fact the last two or three games she hasn’t even batted,” Western Brown coach Blaine Wallace said of Patten. “But she has worked hard in practice. (She’s) hit the heck out of the ball the last two days in practice so we gave her a chance and it paid off.”
Bri Stacy then came up with a single of her own into center field that scored Jamison to give the Lady Broncos a 3-1 lead after an inning and a half. Though they would put runners on in each of the last five innings, the Lady Broncos would not cross the plate again. “(It was) enough hitting to win,” Wallace said. “We didn’t exactly hit the ball real well -- we left a lot of runners on base -- but we kept the pressure on.” As it has been all year long, the Lady Broncos got a solid pitching performance from Nickell as she gave up just three hits and struck out two. And, once again, Nickell relied on the defense behind her and her teammates didn’t let her down. Though the Lady Raiders would get just one hit after the first inning, they consistently put the ball in play. Each time they did it seemed a different Lady Bronco was making a play. “Morgan Nickell realized that she’s not going to strike everybody out,” Wallace said. “Put it in play, we’ll catch it.” The Lady Raiders would not get a runner past second base after the first inning thanks in large part to strong plays from Palmer at shortstop and Stacy in center field among many others. Heading into regional play for the first time since they won back-to-back district titles in 2008-09, the Lady Broncos took on Greenville on Thursday evening at Mason High School. Wallace was confident that his team could not only play with Greenville but also with the other two teams (Fairfield Union and Valley View) in their regional. But before he turned his focus to what lies ahead, Wallace took a few minutes to enjoy what his team had just done. “This one is probably better than the first two simply because the last two years we struggled so much,” he said. “It’s been a struggle this year at times with some conflict but this is all worth it.”
WB Donor Dinner and Spring Banquet dates change With the Western Brown softball team’s season continuing into the Regionals, the dates for the WBHS Athletic Department’s Donor’s Dinner and Spring Sports Banquet have been changed. Each will now take place on May 29 at the school’s Auditeria. The Donor’s and Recognition Dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. while the Spring Sports Banquet will begin at 7:00 p.m.
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WEST CARROLLTON- Taylor Patten likes to take her position in left field each game for the Western Brown softball team. In fact, she said that is her favorite part of the game. But when her Lady Bronco teammates needed her to come through in a big spot at the plate in their Southwest District Final game against Benjamin Logan last Saturday afternoon, Patten -- the Lady Bronco’s lone senior -- did just that. Patten’s two-run single into center field in the top of the second inning gave the Lady Broncos a lead they would never relinquish as they would go on to take a somewhat surprising district title -- considering their struggles the past two years -- with a 3-1 win over the Lady Raiders at West Carrollton High School. “It means a lot because everybody thought we weren’t going to be good (this) year because of our record last year,” Patten said as she held on to the district trophy. “It feels good to prove everybody wrong.” Coming off of back-toback seven win seasons,
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It didn’t matter how but the Eastern softball team was going to find a way to get the Southeast Division III District final. Getting a chance to play for the team’s first regional appearance for the second consecutive year was all that was on their collective minds as they battled Wheelersburg at Unioto High School in one of the district semi-final games last week. And battle the two teams did for 10 innings last Thursday night before, with the game tied at seven, play was suspended for the day as light was quickly disappearing. Despite having to make the lengthy drive back to Chillicothe again Friday night, the Lady Warriors wasted little time securing their opportunity to play for that elusive regional appearance when Mikayla Purdy’s run-scoring single plated Jordan Dawson with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning -- the only inning played on Friday -- to send Eastern to the district finals with an 8-7 win. “We wanted to get to that district final game bad,” Eastern coach Dennis Forsythe said on Monday afternoon by phone. Unfortunately for the Lady Warriors, their third day in a row at Unioto High School was not the charm they had hoped. Thanks to two late unearned runs, Portsmouth West ended Eastern’s season with a 4-3 win in the Southeast District final. “I thought we played real well,” Forsythe said of the loss. “I knew one mistake would change the game. I hoped it wouldn’t be us but it was.” To get to that district final the Lady Warriors would have to get past a Wheelersburg squad who had beat them once already this season -- an 8-7 loss in late April. The rematch lived up to the hype as the two equally skilled teams answered each other over and over in a game that turned out to be a battle of wills. Wheelersburg seized control early as they grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Eastern (22-5) kept the pressure on the Lady Pirates and finally broke through in the third when Kayla Ratliff reached on an infield single and came around to score on a passed ball to make it 2-1. They tied it up an inning later
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Eastern’s Mikayla Purdy tries to drive through a ball late Thursday night during the Lady Warriors district semi-final game with Wheelersburg.
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Kayla Seigla gets herself in position at first base during the Lady Warriors game with Wheelersburg on Thursday night.
when Seigla scored on an Alexa Forsythe grounder to first base. Despite working all the way back, the Lady Warriors quickly found themselves behind again as the Lady Pirates added a run in the top of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead. The resiliency of the Lady Warriors, however, was evident as they came to the plate in the fifth. With two outs in the inning, Purdy singled in to right field. After she stole second base, Purdy went to third base on a passed ball and came around to score the tying run when ball four to Maria Johnson got past Lady Pirate catcher Hailee Barbarits. Shelby Mullins followed with a single to put runners on the corners for Seigla. And the freshman first baseman came through. Her double to deep center field scored Johnson and pinch runner Hannah Dotson to give Eastern a 5-3 lead. “We just kept hanging in and hanging in,” Forsythe said of his team’s resiliency. “They are one of the best teams we saw hitting the ball. We just kept battling and battling.” It looked as if the Lady
Warriors were going to wrap this one up quickly as Johnson seemed to have found her groove in the circle after giving up the two early runs. The Lady Pirates refused to go down that easily, however. The first two Wheelersburg batters reached safely in the top of the seventh to put runners on the corners with no outs. Johnson looked to have an easy out when she got the next batter to hit a tapper back to her, looked the runner at third back and threw to first. Unfortunately for Eastern, her throw was wide of first and the Lady Pirates easily scored to make it 5-4. The Lady Pirates simply rode the momentum they had gathered as Rachel Blair’s bloop single fell safely into to shallow left, allowing a run to score to tie the game at five with still no one out. But Johnson recovered to get Brianna Seek to pop out for the first out before Abbi Sparks bunted back to her for what looked to be simply the second out. However, after Johnson threw to first for the out, the runner on third broke for home. Seigla alertly threw
home before she could score the go-ahead run to end the threat. But after Eastern went quietly in the bottom of the inning, the game went to extras tied at five. It stayed that way until the ninth when two Lady Warrior errors helped the Lady Pirates score a pair of runs to take a 7-5 lead. Again, the Lady Warriors refused to go without a fight. Taylor Doss led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a single to right. Pinch runner Kaela Lacey went to third base on Ratliff’s single to center. With runners on second and third after Ratliff stole second, Purdy hit a ground back to the pitcher, who threw her out at first base for the second out. Lacey then broke for home and scored just as the ball got to home plate. As the ball kicked away, Ratliff alertly followed suit and slid home safely to tie the game at seven. “That was all on her own,” Forsythe said of Ratliff’s play. Though each team got runners on in the tenth, neither could score and play was suspended. When they reconvened on Friday, the Lady Pirates quickly got runners on second and third with one out. The Lady Pirates tried to get the go-ahead run in with a squeeze bunt but Seigla would have none of it as she threw the runner out at the plate before Johnson got a pop-up to end the threat. Then Purdy put an end to the game with her single to left center in the bottom of the inning that scored Dawson, who had singled to open the frame. Back in Chillicothe for the third straight day, the Lady Warriors jumped ahead early and held on to a 3-2 lead late in the game. But an error in the bottom of the sixth allowed Portsmouth West to score the two runs and go on to the 4-3 win. Though she had pitched all 11 innings in the win over Wheelersburg, Johnson still came out and gave a strong performance in the district final game. “She did pitch pretty well,” Forsythe said. “She gutted it out. She said she felt really well.” Eastern was able to dent the plate early but struggled to get runners in when they had the opportunities. “We couldn’t get that real big hit to blow it completely open,” Forsythe said.
ADRA Series comes to Moler Raceway
BY Mike Goins Contributor With $3,000 on the line last Friday night at Moler Raceway Park, there was a stout field of ADRA Late Models on hand. In qualifications Jason Jameson topped the field with a 12.509 lap while Rod Conley took home the win in the 10-lap Top 8 Dash over Scott James and set the lineup for the 40-lap feature event. James jumped out front at the green flag, with Conley in pursuit. On lap 12 Jameson and James made slight contact as they raced sideby-side in heavy traffic and Jameson was able to take the top spot but James was able to stay close as the two cars raced hard through some heavy traffic before Jameson would pull away. At the Checkers, it was Jameson who took the win easily while hard charging Kent Robinson took the second spot with James, Conley and Chamberlain rounding out the top five positions. The Holman Motor Chevette Division once again saw Derrick Davis out front at the green, with a hard charging Rusty Yarger in pursuit. Despite losing the lead on a couple of occasions during the race, Davis was able to hold off Yarger to take his second consecutive win in the Chevette Division. Yarger would come home second with Miles Tarvin, Jeff Watson and Steven Pursley rounding out the top five positions. In the Holman Motor Modified Division, it was
once again a large field of cars (28) on hand, with three heat races and a single Bmain event determining the starting line-up for the 30lap, $1,000 to Win feature event. Doug Adkins, Dustin Webber and Joey Kramer were victorious in heat races and Dave McWilliams took the B-main win. The feature had Adkins and Kramer on the front row and the two combined for an exciting first lap as Adkins pulled a slide job going into the first turn with Kramer returning the favor in turn three. However, it would be all for not as a caution came out and a complete restart was needed. On the restart it was much the same but once again an incident in the back of the field would take out Bill Williams and Bud Frazier and cause yet another caution and subsequent complete restart. Adkins would jump out to the lead on the third and final restart but it would be short lived as by lap eight ‘The Rocketman’ Joey Kramer would take over the top spot and set sail. There was exciting racing behind him as Matt Hamilton, Adkins and 11th starting Devin Gilpin would put CONTINUED ON PAGE 16 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 on a great battle for the second through fourth positions. With a long green flag run to finish out the race, Kramer was able to cruise to his first victory of the season at MRP but the show was behind him as both Gilpin (second place finisher) and Hamilton (third) would put on a great battle while closing the gap
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Running, and throwing, for State Kyle Damen runs the third leg of Georgetown’s 4x800 relay team on Wednesday night at the Troy Regional. The G-Men finished in seventh place in the race. Look for complete Regional track and field coverage in next week’s edition of the Brown County Press.
Western Brown to host summer sports camps Western Brown High School will be hosting several summer camps throughout the next few months. Listed below are the dates for each of the camps: •Volleyball Camp, June 4-7. •Boys Basketball Camp, June 11-14. •Girls Basketball Camp, June 18-21.
•Boys Soccer Camp, June 25-28. •Cheerleading Camp, July 16-20. •Youth Football Camp July 21 for 5-6 year olds and July 23-25 for 8-12 year olds. •Girls Soccer Camp, July 24-26. For more information on any of the camps, call Western Brown High School at 937-444-2544.
3rd Annual PRC 5K Run/Walk Sardinia Church of Christ Saturday, June 9, 2012 • 8:00 am Start
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Jason Jameson won the Mt. Orab Ford ADRA Series Late Model Race at Moler Raceway Park last Friday night.
on the leader but would both run out of time. Anthony Slusher would come home fourth with Adkins in fifth position. The Crazy Compact division saw last week’s feature winner Dana Moore take the heat win, but it looked like Jerry Gibson III would return to victory lane in the feature event as he led Moore throughout the second half of the feature. With a two-lap shootout following a caution for Nate Blanton, Moore was able to get under Gibson III and beat him to the line by about a foot to take his second feature win in a row. Gibson III would come home second with Michael Skeens, Stephanie Butler and Chris Sawyer rounding out the top five spots. This Friday night, May 25th, is a record purse for the Holman Motors Modified Division at MRP with a $2,500-to-Win Feature Event. Also racing will be the Mt. Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes and Crazy Compacts.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL LORI GAVULA 937-232-6315 OR JULIE HINKLE 937 232-4079 THE WBYFC GOLF SCRAMBLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
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Eastern earns hard fought trip to district finals then comes up just short
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Going up against some of the best competition in the area, several local track and field athletes turned strong performances at their respective District track and field meets into a trip to the Regionals. Among the many strong performances last week at local high school tracks, the best may have belonged to the Georgetown track and field team as well as Western Brown’s Mack Tudor. The Georgetown boys track and field team had 10 members perform well enough at the Southwest Division III District meet at New Richmond High School to earn a top four finish and advance on to the Troy Regional. Several members of their team qualified in multiple events. Though he qualified in two events -- the only two events he participates in, however -- Jess Adamson was strong once again. The junior thrower won the District shot put and discus titles. He won the shot put with a throw of 51 ft., 7 in. and the discus with a throw of 147 ft., 4 in. Several of Adamson’s classmates also qualified in multiple events. Fellow junior Nick McAfee qualified for regional after winning the 800-meter dash in 1:58.40. He also qualified in the 1600-meter run with a second place finish. Teammate
Kyle Damen finished fourth in the 1600-meter run and also advanced on. The G-Men 4x800 relay team of Logan Lucas, Jake Cropper, Damen and McAfee easily won the District title and advanced on. Additionally, the G-Men 4x400 relay team of D.J. Latham, Tom Cropper, Jake Cropper and Antonio Hill also qualified for Regionals with a second place finish. Other qualifiers from Georgetown included: Latham (400-meter dash), Bruce-Derrick Williams (high jump) and Banon Swartz (discus). It wasn’t just the Georgetown boys who had a good couple of days at New Richmond, however, as the Lady G-Men sent five girls to the Regionals themselves. Karley Miller and Kylie Watson finished second and third, respectively, in the 3200-meter run to advance on to Regionals. Meanwhile, the Lady GMen 4x800 relay team of Courtney Wiechman, Becca Moe, Megan Williams and Watson finished third to advance on. All 15 Georgetown athletes were in action at Troy High School this week in Regional action. They will have some local company in Troy as two Ripley athletes advanced on with strong performances in the high jump at the Division III meet at New Richmond. Donte Bennett won the boys high jump title with a
Big days at the track send several to Regionals
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The Georgetown boys track team had 10 athletes qualify for the Troy Regional. Pictured above are those who qualified for regionals and earned First Team All-Southern Buckeye Conference-National Division first row, lr: Kyle Damen, Nick McAfee and Jess Adamson. Pictured back row, l-r: Bruce-Derrick Williams, Logan Lucas, Antonio Hill, Jake Cropper and Tom Cropper. Not pictured but qualified for Regionals: D.J. Latham and Banon Swartz.
jump of 5 ft., 10 in. while Stephanie Taylor-Sizemore finished second in the high jump to advance on. At the Southwest Division I District meet in Mason last week, Tudor again set records on the way to taking both the shot put and discus titles. His throw of 62 ft., 6 in. in the shot put set a new Western Brown, District and Cincinnati record. Tudor also easily won the discus event -- by over 30 feet -- with a throw of 185 ft., 5 in. He was the only Western Brown athlete to advance out of the tough Division I District meet and will compete this week at the Regional at Welcome Stadium
in Dayton. Finally, the young Eastern girls track and field team had another strong showing at the Southeast Division III District meet at Oak Hill High School last week as four athletes advanced on to the Lancaster Regional this week. Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was freshman Shelby Cowdrey as she advanced to Regionals in all three events Eastern will be represented by in Lancaster. Cowdrey finished third in the high jump to advance on and was a member of both the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams that advanced on. Members of both relay
Four Eastern girls track and field athletes qualified for the Lancaster Regional with strong performances last week at the Oak Hill District meet. They are pictured above, l-r: Katie Chaney, Lauren Towne, assistant coach Tom Glasscock, Kaylie Ruckel and Shelby Cowdrey.
Western Brown Mack Tudor qualified for the Dayton Regionals with record-setting throws in both the shot put and discus last week at the Mason District meet.
teams include Cowdrey, Lauren Towne, Katie
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Williams to play football at Thomas More Fayetteville senior football player Tanner Williams recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his football career at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY. Williams will likely compete to play the same quarterback position he manned for the Rockets. Pictured above first row, l-r: Mark Williams, father; Tanner Williams; and Denise Williams, mother. Pictured second row, l-r: Tim Carlier, Fayetteville athletic director; Reagan White, Fayetteville superintendent; and Harley McCollough, Fayetteville head football coach.
Payne to continue career on the hardwood Eastern senior basketball player Jordan Payne recently signed a letter-of-intent to continue his basketball career at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Payne lettered all four years of high school in basketball and was two-time Southern Hills League All-League player and this past season received All-Southeast District honors. Pictured above first row, l-r: Jan Payne, mother; Jordan Payne; and Lenny Payne, father. Pictured second row, l-r: Rob Beucler, Eastern head basketball coach, and Jennifer Grimes, Eastern High School principal.
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Moler: ADRA Series visits track CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 on a great battle for the second through fourth positions. With a long green flag run to finish out the race, Kramer was able to cruise to his first victory of the season at MRP but the show was behind him as both Gilpin (second place finisher) and Hamilton (third) would put on a great battle while closing the gap on the leader but would both run out of time. Anthony Slusher would come home
fourth with Adkins in fifth position. The Crazy Compact division saw last week’s feature winner Dana Moore take the heat win, but it looked like Jerry Gibson III would return to victory lane in the feature event as he led Moore throughout the second half of the feature. With a two-lap shootout following a caution for Nate Blanton, Moore was able to get under Gibson III and beat him to the line by about a foot to take his sec-
ond feature win in a row. Gibson III would come home second with Michael Skeens, Stephanie Butler and Chris Sawyer rounding out the top five spots. This Friday night, May 25th, is a record purse for the Holman Motors Modified Division at MRP with a $2,500-to-Win Feature Event. Also racing will be the Mt. Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes and Crazy Compacts.
The Southern Ohio Express earned runner-up at the USSSA World Series Qualifer in Wilmington last weekend. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Lindsey Mallot, Alexis Cooper, Kassie Seigla, Kiley Hyde, Emma Allen and Reanna Newman. Pictured back row, l-r: Assistant coach Geoff Hyde, Lorrin Hrack, Emily Williams, Autumn Bills, Delaney Walsh, Kesley Doss, Taylor Stamper and head coach Gar Seigla.
The Southern Ohio Express 14U Softball Team recently competed in the 2012 Ohio Fastpitch Club USSSA World Series Qualifier in Wilmington, OH on May 19-20 and came home as the tournament’s runnerup. After Saturday’s games, the Express found themselves as a No. 3 seed and headed into the semi-finals on Sunday morning against a tough Liberty Blazers team. “We knew the Blazers
could hit and play solid defense so this was a good test for us,” Express head coach Gar Seigla said. The Express proved up to the challenge as they defeated the Blazers in the bottom of the last inning, propelling them into the championship game of the Silver Bracket. “The Blazers game was probably the best allaround performance we have had this year so far,” said assistant coach Geoff Hyde.
In the championship game the Express faced the Ohio Danger and they started strong. They held a 2-0 lead after the first inning, but it would prove to be not enough as the Express were unable to stop the Ohio Danger offense. “We were disappointed that we couldn’t win that last game, but anytime we make it to the championship game we are happy,” Hyde said. “We are very proud of the girls.”
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The Mt. Orab Intensity, a local u14 softball team, recently took home the Southern Ohio Softball League Inc. mid-season tournament with a 5-0 record on May 10-13 at the Williamsburg Ball Park. Team members pictured first row, l-r: Mya Lucas, Karrissa Glover, Kaitlyn Glover, Rebecca Spencer and Phoebe Whitacre. Pictured second row: Faith Yazell and Annie Marlow. Pictured third row, l-r: Harleigh Cussins, Robin Jackson, Kiera Wright, Natashia Inwalle and Allison Rohrich. PIctured fourth row, l-r: Coaches Joe Rohrich, Chad Glover and Steve Lucas. Not picture: Sierrah Compton. Great job girls!
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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) 378-9007. Murder has never been so entertaining. 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) 446-1416. “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 InReach Ministries. MONDAY MAY 28 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Velvet Frye at (937) 444-7237. Mt. Orab Lions Club Meeting will be held on Monday, May 28 be-
ginning 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.
Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, May 29. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details.
TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.
WEDNESDAY, May 30 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 TriCounty Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 4464662.
TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public. 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 373-3703. TUESDAY, MAY 29 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. “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) 444-1414 or visit www.browncountypubliclibrary.or g. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 29. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Yoga Classes will be offered by
Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Belly Dancing Classes will be offered Wednesday, May 30 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 444-3446. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 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 30, 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) 3141656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the River Bend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY, May 31 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 31. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information.
Property Sales Steve and Nancy Symmes to Wayne and Diana Johnson, parts of Lots 46 through 54 and in-lots 5556-57 North Side Park in Hamersville, filed 5/14/2012, $7,000 Billy L. Arnold to George Honaker, .86 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 5/15/2012 Joan A. Brant and Jeffrey J. Brown to Charles and Carolyn Slater, Lot 3107 and Lot 3216 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 5/16/2012, $1,500 Stella and Milton Jordan to Richard F. Jordan, Lot 433 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 5/16/2012 Karen R. and Jimmie S. Campbell to H & C Breezy Hill Farm LLC, 98.22 acres of land in Huntington Township, filed 5/16/2012 Harry A. Rushmeyer, etal to Heath Efird, 121.83 acres of land in Huntington Township, filed 5/11/2012, $135,000 Robert Meadows to Security Bank and Trust, 1.26 acres of land in Aberdeen, Huntington Township, filed 5/11/2012 Joan Brant and Jeffrey Brown to Michael J. Payne and Jennifer Burke, Lot 3308 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 5/11/2012, $2,000 Michael J Payne, Jennifer Burke, Joan A. Brant and Jeffrey J. Brown to Michael J. Payne and Jennifer Burke, Lot 3309 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 5/11/2012, $2,000 Jeffrey S. Brown and Joan A. Brant to Charles and Carolyn Slater, Lot 1422 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 5/16/2012 Mary Ann Karambellas, trustee to Gayle E. Patterson, Lot 86R in Paeltz Sun Division, Russellville, Jefferson Township, filed 5/14/2012, $13,500 Arnold and Victoria Jimison to Arnold and victoria Jimison, .82 acres and 4.15 acres of land in Russellville, Jefferson Township, filed 5/10/2012 Ron and Bridgette Pritchard and Eric and Jessica Weinkam to Eric and Jessica Weinkam, Lot 476 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 5/14/2012 Edward R. and Carol Calloway to Vanderbilt Mortgage Finance Inc., 1.02 acres of land, Lot 37 in Clearview Acres Sub., Perry Township, filed 5/14/2012 Franklin J. Holden to Franklin J. Holden, 100 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 5/16/2012 Karen Spradlin to Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., 3 acres of land in Pike Township, filed 5/15/2012, $36,667 Michael J. and Jennifer L. keller to David A. and Christina M.
Marriages Grooms, 1 acre of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Township, filed 5/15/2012, $23,000 Charles and Shanda G. Douglas to Shanda G. Douglas, 2 acres of land in Pleasant Township, filed 5/11/2012 Vincent L. Goans and Pauline and Dusty Pegg to Amber L. Pegg, 3/19 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 5/11/2012 Clayton and Jewell Lunsford and John L. Woodward, Jr., to Gene Linville, Lot 11 and Lot 12 in Ripley, Union Township, filed 5/16/2012, $23,500 Mary Jeanette Spiller to Don Graves, property in Ripley, Union Township, filed 5/11/2012, $57,500 Dorothy Newberry to Ripley Federal Savings Bank, 1.18 acres of land in Sardinia, filed 5/10/2012 Danny and Joyce Lucas to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lot 24 in Enders Sub., Mt. Orab, Sterling Township, filed 5/11/2012, $79,334
Mary Faith Gilliam, 19, Amelia, homemaker to marry Joshua Michael Gagen, 22, Hamersville, US Marine Corps, filed 5/14/2012 Brittany Elizabeth Wolfer, 18, Mt. Orab, student to marry James Ryan Brock, 19, Blanchester, equipment operator, filed 5/16/2012 Jessica L. Battista, 35, Hamersville, merchandising to marry Chris A. Merckle, 34, Moscow, OH, sheet metal worker, filed 5/16/2012 Sara Nicole Wynn, 24, Georgetown, homemaker to marry Cody Lee Eagle, 22, Georgetown, welder, filed 5/11/2012
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Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Matthew B. Rouselle, case #20120469, filed 5/10/2012, Action: other civil Ripley Federal Savings Bank versus Shelly Fay, case #20120470, filed 5/10/2012, Action: foreclosures Ashley Miniard versus Kylie Utley, case #20120474, filed 5/14/2012, Action: other civil (stalking) Ashley Miniard versus Amy Kiser, case #20120475, filed 5/14/2012, Action: other civil (stalking) Connie Patrick, treasurer of Brown County versus Earl White, case #20120478, filed 5/15/2012, Action: foreclosures Midland Funding LLC versus Goldie Wolf, case #20120479, filed 5/15/2012, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding, LLC versus Barbara Defose, case #2012, 0480, filed 5/15/2012, Action: other civil Audrey Keaton versus Roberta L. Ford, case #20120481, filed 5/15/2012, Action: other civil Bank of America, NA successor versus Brian E. Jennings, case #20120482, filed 5/15/2012, Action: foreclosures PNC Bank, National Association versus Wayne Whisman, case #20120483, filed 5/15/2012, Action: foreclosures Bank of America, NA successor versus Joel R. Theisler, case #20120484, filed 5/15/2012, Ac-
tion: unknown Lonnie D. Long versus Dwayne Casteel, case #20120485, filed 5/15/2012, Action: civil stalking Rachel Lawson versus Amanda Reeseman, case #2012087, filed 5/16/2012, Action: other civil stalking Bank of America, NA Merger versus Alan S. Ohl, case #20120488, filed 5/16/2012, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Jamie Wagner, Sardinia versus Tara Wagner, Sardinia, case #20120471, filed 5/11/2012, Action: dissolution of marriage Johnny Cox, Jr., Georgetown versus Trilla Burson, case #20120473, filed 5/14/2012, Action: domestic violence Pamela A. Griffith, Williamsburg versus Jeffrey J. Hassebrock, Williamsburg, case #20120476, filed 5/14/2012, Action: domestic violence April L. Nixon, Lake Waynoka versus Andrew J. Nixon, Sardinia case #20120477 filed 5/15/2012, Action: termination of marriage Lonnie D. Long, Williamsburg versus Melissa M. Long-Stack, Pendleton, KY case #20120486, filed 5/15/2012, Action: domestic violence Amanda Centers, Mt. Orab versus Kevin E. Centers, Mt. Orab, case #20120489, filed 5/16/2012, Action: domestic violence
SATURDAY, May 26 REVIVAL at 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.
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Ripley Bicentennial Tour of Homes set Ripley, founded in 1812, celebrates its Bicentennial beginning with the Tour of Historical Homes. The tour is June 10, 2012 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the Ripley Museum, 219 N. 2nd Street, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Cost for the tour of twelve 1800’s and turn of the century homes is $15. The homes featured on the tour are all located in Ripley’s Historic District. The oldest home dates from 1816 and many have Underground Railroad connections and stories to share. Visitors will be able to walk along the river with costumed hosts and hostesses listening to the music of dulcimers and the river. They may be transported to another era of gracious living. Because this is Ripley’s Bicentennial this is a tour not to be missed. There will never be a display of so many historical homes at one time. Carol Stivers is Chairman of the event and may be reached with questions at 937-392-1135. You may also e-mail Jane Zachman at email@example.com. The Bicentennial summer continues with a Sports Weekend July 28-29 and the main celebration August 2-5. For details about the Bicentennial visit Ripley’s historic-oriented web site at www.ripleyohio.org. Pictured above is the Stivers home, built in 1875 and currently owned by the builder’s great-great grandson. It features original gas lights, walnut woodwork and 8 fireplaces. Tom and Jane Zachman lovingly restored and redecorated it in 2007.
Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on May 31, 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. Free Dinners will be served from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. every Thursday, including May 31 at the Decatur Park. Dinner in the Decatur Park is sponsored by the “We Can Help Food Bank” and members of the community. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet Thursday, May 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY, June 1 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, June 1. 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) 5433137. “Town Wide” 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. 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. SATURDAY, June 2 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. Music in the Park series continues Saturday night, June 2 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Featured group will be Phoenix Rising, a classic rock group. Bring lawn chairs, and a canned good and enjoy the free show at the Mt. Orab Park. For more information contact Woody Whittington at (937) 444-2916. 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 tick-
ets at door. For information contact Charlene Speeg at firstname.lastname@example.org at by calling (513) 724-5544 or visit www.burgschools.org. 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) 442-5675. UPCOMING EVENTS 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. The Brown County Diabetes Coalition support group will meet on Monday, June 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown methodist Church. Different topics and discussion are offered at these meetings. For more information call the Health Department at 378-6892. “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). For more information call Joe at (937) 2171824 or (937) 378-3335. 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. 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 www.clermontbrownliteracy.org, or ww.greatoaks.com/liveoaks.cfm for directions. Final “Core Construction” Meeting of the Eastern Local School Board of Education will take place in the board conference room on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. Phileo Ministries, a ministry of Tri-County Baptist Church will be open for operation on Tuesday, June 5 and Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information call (937) 446-1416. 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) 801-5224 or (513) 7028373.
ONGOING EVENTS “Bread of Life Food Pantry is currently accepting donations for it’s 4th season. The pantry opens for donations each 21st day of the month after 3 p.m. To make a contribution or donation at another time please contact us at (937) 444-3972 or (937) 444-3440. We continue to collect. Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614/ Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590.
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Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program income guidelines have been increased to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-5537393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m-4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. For more information call Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 3786603 or toll free at (877) 2598598.
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