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IGA in Georgetown to reopen BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The IGA store in Georgetown will soon be open again. New owner Eric Rabe said that the store will be open for business again in mid to late August, and will employ approximately fifty full and part time employees. “A lot of the associates that were here before have enthusiastically filled out applications to come back, and we are looking forward to welcoming back as many former employees as we can.”, Rabe said. “Many of them told us that they can’t wait to get back and see their customers, so people can expect to see some familiar faces when we open.” Rabe said that shoppers can also expect competitive

prices. “I have a strong belief that we have to be competitive every day with our prices. I don’t want someone to have to drive outside of Georgetown to shop because someone else has lower prices. We will also have weekly specials as well.” Rabe said that the store will have plenty of options for shoppers. “We will have a very high quality perishable department and all the meat will be cut fresh daily in the store, not prepackaged. We will also have a full service deli and bakery with doughnuts made fresh daily right in the store.” Rabe said setup will begin at the store on August 12 and take approximately two weeks. He also operates IGA stores in Vevay and VerCONTINUED ON PAGE 10


The IGA store in Georgetown is expected to reopen in mid to late August under the ownership of Eric Rabe.

Ripley man arrested on multiple fraud charges BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press


The Aberdeen Village Council held the first reading of a resolution declaring opposition to a new water plant for the village.

A Ripley man was indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on multiple charges on July 18. The following press release was received from the Brown County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office;

“Today, the Brown County Grand Jury handed up a ten-count indictment against 51 year old David H. Kilgore, of Ripley, Ohio, specifically relating to food stamp fraud, money laundering, Medicaid fraud, telecommunications fraud, receiving stolen property, falsification, possession of

drugs, and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The ten-count indictment carries a maximum of 26 years in prison. The indictment came following a year-long investigation with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio AtCONTINUED ON PAGE 20

Court papers filed to force R-U-L-H school board to place water plant construction BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The battle over building a water plant in Aberdeen has intensified. A motion was filed in Brown County Common Pleas Court on July 18 to compel the Aberdeen Village Council to honor previous resolutions and to move forward on the plant. The move came one day after a special village council meeting where the first reading of an ordnance not to authorize construction of the plant was held.



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The four members in attendance, Billie Eitel, James Perraut, Jason Phillips and Robert Verville, a majority of council, expressed support for the measure. A special council meeting was set for Friday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. for the second

reading of the measure. Council member Jay Castle refered to the scheduling of the Friday meeting as “convenient because they know that two council members in opposition and a majority of the general public CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Feds charge man with child porn On July 17, 2013 Erick Kratzer pled guilty in Federal Court in Cincinnati on a case the Georgetown Police Department had investigated in August of 2011. Kratzer had been charged with Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter involving Juveniles by Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little. On November 14, 2011 Kratzer pled guilty to one count of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and was sentenced to one year in prison by Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiller.

Through the investigation by the Georgetown Police Department and a search warrant executed by BCI&I on Kratzer’s computer, information was gathered that implicated Kratzer’s involvement in Child Pornography. Prosecutor Little, Chief Coburn and investigating officer Sgt. Bobby Gifford felt these charges would be best prosecuted in the Federal Court System. The Federal System has much more stringent sentencing guidelines than the State in these types of cases. All of Georgetown PD information was turned over to CONTINUED ON PAGE 10


levy on November ballot BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press During its July 16 meeting, members of the board of education at Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington Local School District approved a resolution to the Brown County Auditor declaring it a necessity to levy a 2.6 mill general permanent improvement, five-year levy, to be

placed on the November ballot. The board discussed the matter at length during the meeting and struggled with the issue of making it a 3mills or 2.6 mills levy, eventually deciding on the smaller amount. According to Superintendent Patrick Kimble and board treasurer Adam Zink, the district currently has two

bond levies that will expire at the end of 2013. One is for 1.9 mills, the other 1.1 mills. According to Jill Hall, Brown County Auditor, for a $100,000 property, taxpayers will pay $796.25, with the exception of those homeowners under the homestead act). To a property valued at $50,000 the tax would add $398.13 annually, with the CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Man sues to unseal case file from 2003 Sheriff election trial BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A Felicity man has filed a motion to unseal the 2003 trial record of Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger. Joe Podolsky, acting as his own attorney, filed the motion in Brown County Common Pleas Court on June 12.

He is asking Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler to unseal the record from the October 2003 trial where Wenninger was found not guilty of submitting false documents to run for Sheriff in the 2000 election. “He was found not guilty of knowingly filing false documents, which means there were false documents.”, Podolsky said.

“Judge Gusweiler needs to unseal the case and let the truth be known that Wenninger is not the Sheriff. If he doesn’t unseal it, he’s as guilty as the Sheriff in committing fraud.” The court record was sealed by Judge Robert Ringland in 2003 following the trial. Podolsky’s argument is CONTINUED ON PAGE 10



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Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that on July 11, 2013, after an ongoing undercover drug investigation, Deputies arrested Roger Shane Bruce, 43 years of age, of Hile Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio. Bruce has been charged with two (2) felony counts of Trafficking Drugs (Methamphetamines) and one (1) felony count of Illegal Assembly of Chemicals to Manufacture Drugs. He was arrested at his residence near Mt. Orab. Bruce remains in custody at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $30,000.00 cash, surety, property bond. Sheriff Wenninger encourages anyone with information on illegal drug activity in Brown County to contact the Sheriff’s Office Drug Information Hot-

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Students at G’town schools can expect tighter reigns absences, tardiness “We cannot teach our children... if they’re not in the classroom.” Those are the words of Christopher Burrows, superintendent of Georgetown Exempted Village School District. Burrows has been working to change school policy in Georgetown schools regarding the high rates of student tardiness and absentees. The issue was first brought by Burrows to the attention of the members of the board of education in March when reviewed the district’s policies on absences. At the July 10 meeting he presented the board with recommendations for policy changes regarding attendance which were adopted. “When I first came aboard at Georgetown Exempted Schools,” Burrows began, “I took a good look at staff attendance and also at student attendance especially in a district where I see people working hard.” Burrows said he started by having conversations with teachers, in February, looking for the root to the problem. He said he could see it was not because of bad teachers, there had to be another reason. “I started looking for those barriers to learning,” Burrows said. “and absenteeism kept coming up. These students who weren’t passing achievement tests, the students who are achieving at low levels have attendance problems, whether it be tardiness or just excessive ab-


Christopher Burrows Georgetown Exempted Village School District Superintendent

sences. At that time I didn’t know what our school policy said, so that’s when I began to review how it’s written.” Burrows added that after reviewing the policy, he found that the current way it was written, a student could actually miss 36 days of school a year, 9 each quarter, with a parental note, which is all the student needed. “In the world that we’re in today,” he said, “we’re expected to educate these kids at high levels, but they have to be here for us to teach them. My goal is to make Georgetown a place where a student can get a world class education, and a place where the student wants to be. On our part, we need to make this as fun as Disneyland, they need a reason to want to be in school.” He said students must have enthusiasm to want to be in school because something great is going on in their classes and they want

to be involved. “I don’t want to come across like this is just a parent problem,” Burrows said, “I think it’s a structural problem, an expectation problem, a community problem. And so it’s much bigger than just a parental problem, it’s an awareness.” According to Burrows, all changes approved to the policies are in accordance with Ohio Revised Code. Legitimate reasons for past absence include: • personal illness of the student; • illness in the immediate family; • quarantine of the home; • death of a relative; • work at home due to absence of parents or guardians; • observance of religious holidays; • an emergency; • pregnant students ordered by doctor to miss school; • head lice; • college visitation maximum of 3 days. The following information includes the major changes to absentees and tardiness policies which were approved by the board: -1- Students now must present a note for their absence no later than two days after returning, regardless of how many days were missed, to be considered for an excused absence. The student will have three days to make up their work regardless if it is excused or unexcused. “In the past,” Burrows said, “If a student missed

Sen. Uecker announces Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Team Senator Joe Uecker (RMiami Township) recently announced the formation of the leadership team for the General Assembly’s Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus: Senate Co-Chair Senator Joe Uecker (RMiami Township) Senate Co-Chair: Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) House Co-Chair: Represen-

tative Dorothy Pelanda (RMarysville) House CoChair Representative Nick Barborak (D-Lisbon) “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Senator Gentile, Representative Pelanda, and Representative Barborak. I look forward to partnering with them to advocate for and preserve the interests of Ohio’s Sports-

Gold Star Chili hosts Summer Reading Kids Night Gold Star Chili is teaming up with Brown County Public Library to support youth reading. The Mt. Orab Gold Star Chili location will host a Summer Reading Kids Night with Brown County Public Library on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. On the Kids Night, children 12 and under can enjoy a Free Kids Meal with an accompanying adult combo meal purchase. Brown County Public Library’s Children’s Librarian will host a story time and craft for children

12 and under. During the Summer Reading Kids Night, adults and kids both can apply for a library card. Children can also register to be a Gold Star Kids Club Member and be automatically entered in Gold Star’s Summer Reading Prize Drawing at the event. Prizes include: Grand Prize- Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Gift Cards, Summer Reading Book Sets, and Gold Star Chili Gift Cards. Gold Star Chili – Mt. Orab is located at 221 South High Street.


Resume workshop offered by Chamber In order to help prepare residents, the Brown County Chamber is sponsoring a workshop designed to help with resume preparation and interview skill building. Our last workshop is on Wednesday July 24 at the Gaslight Theater in Georgetown. This workshop will help explain the best way to attend a job fair and steps to take to help secure a on during the process. "How to Get the Most out of a Job Fair" will be hosted by Joyce Tull beginning at 6 p.m. This workshop is available to anyone, including those unable to attend the job fair. For additional questions, feel free to contact the Brown County Cham-

ber at (937) 378-4784. This years Brown County Business Expo and Job Fair will be held at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center on Thursday, August 1 from 4 - 7 p.m. The 2012 Brown County Business Expo and Job Fair was a huge event. Not only were many of our local businesses able to showcase their products and services, but many local residents secured local jobs. This year our goal is to help those residents get the most out of their time at the Expo. We hope to see everyone come out and support your local businesses by attending this free event!

men and women,” said Senator Uecker. Sportsmen represent a strong constituency in Ohio. According to the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation, Ohio ranks 8th in total sportsmen nationwide. Ohio has 1.56 million hunters and anglers who spend $2.75 billion annually and support 46,825 jobs. Senator Uecker announced the reorganization of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in April to give a unified voice to a constituency that is vital to improving Ohio’s economy. Since April, the caucus has already fought to preserve the interests of Ohio’ s Sportsmen by working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to address concerns raised by the sportsmen’s community regarding proposed changes to deer hunting regulations. Senator Uecker will continue to work with caucus members during the summer recess to identify other caucus priorities as 2013 comes to a close.

five days, they had five days to bring in a note. Now they have two days to bring in a note. “If the student was unexcused, they used to automatically get a zero in their work, but now we’re saying students will have three days to make up their work regardless if it’s excused or unexcused. We feel it’s that important to do the work.” -2- Excessive tardiness may result in disciplinary action such as parent conferences, detention, letters from the county office, court action and various types of suspension. To be excused for a tardy, the attendance office must receive a note and telephone call from the parent/guardian within one day of the tardy. Four unexcused tardies to school equal one day of unexcused absence. -3- The language in the policy never clarified how many tardies equalled one absence and it was added to the policy. Four unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence. “The student isn’t going to be punished for unexcused absences,” he added, “and they’re allowed three days to make up their work, but the real punishment is when it becomes truancy if they miss five days in a row unexcused, 7 days in a month or 12 days in a year. “I truely believe that there is a direct link between absences and student achievement,” Burrows summarized. “These changes will make a difference.” Burrows has a link on the Georgetown School’s website where he has recently written an article called “Why school systems have to change.” To read the article, visit and click on superintendent tab.


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Taking A Trip Through Time Jimmy Ellis, Sardinia submitted this photo of the Sardinia Commercial Hotel which was built in 1898. This building was recently demolished in June, 2013. This hotel sat on the corner of South Main Street and Broad Street. Prior to this hotel, the Marshall House, then later the Dunn House were located on this site. Jane Marshall, daughter of the owner of Marshall House made doughnuts for the Union Army that came through Sardinia, tracking Morgan’s raiders who came to Sardinia July 15, 1863. Marshall worked until 2 a.m. when supplies ran out. Another side note, Harriet Beecher Stowe spent a week in the Dunn House gathering information for ‘Uncle Toms Cabin’. Ellis got this photo from the 1976 Sardinia Historical book. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Ensuring Ohio workers have the skills needed to fill open jobs Last week, I heard from Daniel Brewer, a Navy veteran from Cincinnati who could not find a good paying job after returning from Afghanistan. Though Daniel had substantial training in the Navy, moving home to Ohio, he had trouble translating his skills into the civilian workforce. Daniel’s experience is all too common. Time and time again I’ve heard similar stories throughout Ohio: biotech firms, hightech manufacturers, and small businesses are hiring for open positions, but can’t find the workers with the right skills to fill these job openings. With too many Ohioans still unable to find work, we should be doing all that we can to ensure that our workers are qualified to fill Ohio jobs. Since 2007, I’ve convened more than 215 roundtables across Ohio’s 88 counties, listening to community and business leaders, workers, and entrepreneurs on ways to

SHERROD BROWN strengthen our economy. A theme that developed early on was that despite high unemployment, employers are having a hard time finding workers with the skills necessary to fill the available jobs. As a result, job openings in high-growth industries, like healthcare, clean energy, and biosciences, and even the manufacturing sector, are going unfilled. According to Forbes, Ohio ranks 10th per capita in the nation among states expecting the biggest looming skilled labor shortage – due, in part, to an aging population and limited workforce training resources. The skills gap exists – especially for careers in high-tech fields. This gap

denies workers new opportunities they deserve and undermines our nation’s economic competitiveness. It also limits our state’s ability to attract new jobs and businesses. In response to the stories I heard during my early roundtables throughout Ohio about the need to close the skills gap, I first introduced the Strengthening Employment Clusters to Organize Regional Success (SECTORS) in 2008. Last week, I reintroduced it with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). The SECTORS Act creates partnerships between educators, industry, and workforce training boards to ensure that workers have the right skills to get hired in high-tech, emerging industries with good-paying jobs. If we’re going to attract new employers, we need to ensure that local workforce development efforts support the needs of local industries. That’s what this bill does.

It means community colleges, whether it’s Cincinnati State, Tri-C, Zane State, and Sinclair State or Rhodes State, and workforce investment boards, industry, and labor, working together to serve local needs. We know economic development and workforce skills training go hand-inhand. We’ve seen this in Youngstown with NAMII. When the skilled workers are there, more investments follow. It’s not only good for businesses; this legislation is also important for Ohio families. America has a unique opportunity to address the skills gap that prevents hardworking Americans— like Daniel Brewer—from finding good jobs and prohibits eager-to-grow companies from hiring the skilled workers needed to expand. We close the skills gap by going directly to the source of Ohio’s economic might: our skilled workers and innovative businesses.

Time to repeal the Medical Device tax Since the day it was passed, conservatives have argued that the Affordable Care Act would destroy jobs. President Obama’s decision to delay the employer mandate contained in the health care law because it would undermine an already fragile jobs market serves to confirm our worst fears. But while the President’s action has given a brief reprieve to businesses and job creators, the delay is only temporary. Worse still, there

ROB PORTMAN are other job-destroying provisions in Obamacare that are already wreaking havoc across the nation and particularly here in Ohio. One of them is the medical device tax. America is better off

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when we are building things. We have a powerful service economy, but the backbone of our greatness has always been our builders, our manufacturers, and our innovators. We’ve seen that first-hand in Ohio. Manufacturing is in our blood. Today, we in Ohio are blessed to have a thriving and robust biotechnology sector. In fact, biotechnology-related companies account for over 60,000 jobs in our state, and that number is projected to grow even more. It’s hard to overstate the impact the industry has on our state, both directly and in the ripple effect felt throughout our communities. At a time when more than ever we need “Made in America” innovation, the medical technology industry is one where we are a leader on the world stage. This industry is creating good jobs here at home, producing beneficial products for the health care field, and helping grow our economy by shipping American goods overseas. We should be doing everything we can to encourage growth in this industry. Unfortunately, there’s growing concern that a little known provision in the Affordable Care Act could put America’s leadership

position in danger, costing Ohio jobs and slowing innovation in the medical device arena. Recently, I met with Zimmer Surgical, a company that employs more than 300 workers in its Dover, Ohio facility. They expressed the same concern I’ve heard at bio-tech companies I’ve visited from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, starting this year companies like Zimmer are required to pay a 2.3 percent excise tax. This excise tax is different from taxes that companies normally pay. Instead of taxing a company’s product, the excise tax in the Act applies to revenue—without regard to whether the company is actually making any money. Such a tax both chills innovation and harms the prospects of new start-ups in Ohio. Established companies will be forced to divert resources from areas like Research and Development to pay this tax, while new companies—some of which struggle for years to become profitable—may not survive it at all. The founder of Zimmer told me that had this tax been in place when he started, his CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Crash Statistics website, Brown County has had three fatal crashes resulting in three deaths during the time period of January 1 through June 30, 2013. In comparison, we had only one fatal crash responsible for one death for the same time period in 2012. On a positive note, however, our injury crashes appear to be down in the first half of this year (114 in comparison with 180 for the same time last year). So—let’s keep working together to reverse our rising number of fatal crashes. How can you help to make Brown County roads safer? Stay AliveDon’t Text and Drive, and put down that cell phone when you’re behind the wheel. Also, don’t drink and then drive, and don’t drive when you’re drowsy. We have been seeing our seat belt use rates going down in the county during the past year, and it’s a big concern. Please remember--your buckled seat belt is THE #1 defense against death and serious injury in most traffic crashes. So buckle up for every ride no matter how short of a ride or drive you take. If you’re not buckled up, What’s Holding You Back? Parents, never forget that one of the leading factors for getting your kids and teens into the habit of al-

SUSAN BASTA ways buckling up is you being a good role model and always buckling up yourself! Let’s all keep working together to prevent any more traffic deaths in Brown County in 2013. Who doesn’t want safe traveling for themselves, their kids, and their other loved ones? The “Safe Communities” Program was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and/or expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio. The Brown County Safe Communities Coalition is a group of dedicated individuals and agencies dedicated to reducing traffic crash-related deaths and serious injuries. It is funded by USDOT/NHTSA and ODPS/Ohio State Highway Patrol-Ohio Traffic Safety Office and administered locally by HEALTH-UC and the University of Cincinnati Area Health Education Center Program. HEALTH-UC’s office is located at 114 East State Street in Georgetown, OH.

AG Mike DeWine urges military members to report consumer problems In recognition of the first annual Military Consumer Protection Day (July 17), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is encouraging active-duty military members and their families to report consumer complaints to his office. “We receive some complaints from military service members, but we think there are many more who could be helped,” Attorney General DeWine said. “The last thing active-duty military members or their families should have to worry about is a consumer problem, but when they do, we offer a fast-track complaint process and certain legal services at no cost to military personnel.” Each year, the Attorney General’s Office receives hundreds of complaints from consumers who identify themselves as activeduty military members or their immediate family members. Attorney General DeWine's Office expedites such complaints to quickly address the issues, which may involve debt collection, home improvement, or other transactions. The office also provides a pro bono program for military members. Through the Patriot Program, volunteers from the Attorney General’s Office assist with consumer issues, such as terminating a cell phone contract or motor vehicle lease, and other legal issues including drafting wills and delegating power of attorney. For help through the Patriot Program, individuals should call 800282-0515. In addition to reporting consumer problems, service members and their families also should beware of

MIKE DEWINE OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL military-specific scams. For example, in a twist to the “grandparent scam,” a scammer may target the elderly relatives of military personnel and claim that their grandchild, who is in the military, has been arrested and detained overseas. In order for the grandchild to be released, the elderly family member must wire money according to the scammer’s instructions. Any money sent will be lost. Similarly, scammers may contact the family members of a deployed service member and ask them to send money so that the service member can go on early leave. Again, any money sent will be lost. During Military Consumer Protection Day, government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Defense, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state attorneys general join advocacy organizations, including Military Saves, and private sector groups to highlight free consumer resources for service members, their families, and veterans. The Military Consumer Protection Day website is To learn more about consumer protection issues or services for military members, Ohioans should contact the Attorney General’s Office at or 800-282-0515.

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WB board hears proposal for athletic services and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Both women talked about the many services offered by Wellington including the walk-in clinic, physical therapy, hosts physicals (the funds of which return back to the school), coaches safety courses which are mandated every three years, and CPR classes. The board agreed to consider Wellington’s proposal and would get back to them on any decision. In other business at the meeting, Joshua Michael, recently hired as Hamersville Elementary and Middle School supervisor of human resources. was introduced to the board by Superintendent Peggy McKinney. McKinney offered her report to the board and began by reading a thank-you card from Brenda Layton, the secretary at the Education Service Center. who retired after 30 years. She thanked the board for a gift card they sent her.

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BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press During Western Brown Local School District’s Board of Education meeting July 15, Roger Taylor, energy education specialist and director of operations and transportation, updated the board on the energy savings the district has incurred since late 2011. Taylor told the board that to date the district has seen a 23.87% reduction in energy savings and he continues to look for ways to save the district money in both energy and transportation in the district. “We have strategically redesigned our bus routes so that every K-12 student has transportation without adding any of the four that were eliminated either through retirement or resigning,” Taylor began. “This maneuver will result in many buses being filled to capacity. In essence, we restored K-8 bus service completely in a much more cost efficient manner.” Taylor told the board that Courtney Kelley, transportation secretary for the district, deserved a tremendous amount of credit for the work she had done in getting the routes prepared for bidding. “Our bus drivers have endured a lot of changes this past year and have been very resilient,” Taylor added. “We are now moving into the parent/guardian communication stage of the reinstatement plan. We will utilize the ‘One-Call’ system, postcards and personal phone calls to make sure everyone is informed of changes well in advance of school beginning.” Taylor went on to discuss the district’s energy conservation program which was first implemented a couple of years ago. “These changes in the district are now really beginning to snowball into some very significant savings.”, he added with a smile. “We are also now providing a completely free, online energy tracking tool for use by everyone in the district and the county. This tool is called GreenQuest. It is a personal energy dashboard that enables community members to track and analyze the energy se for their homes or places of business.” Taylor said the school district will be providing GreenQuest to the community in order to educate, raise awareness and promote energy conservation. He explained that residents can track their energy use and cost; compare their building with peers; evaluate energy saving project; track their carbon footprint; analyze energy use with AccuWeather data; and as an option, obtain an ENERGY STAR building rating (for commercial buildings.) “With GreenQuest, we are giving every household and business in the district a powerful tool to measure and conserve energy in the same

way we do on our campus at Western,” he said. “A link to GreenQuest can be found on the maintenance and Energy page of the district website, If anyone in the district is interested in learning more about GreenQuest or has questions, Taylor can be reached at Western Brown School District at (937) 4442044.


Roger Taylor, Dir. of Operations and Transportation and Energy, Maintenance Support Services for WBLSD

McKinney also told the board that she had met with all the principals and Jina Bohl, curriculum director about a request from the board to have the principals attend more of the board meetings. “After meeting with all the principals, and coordinating all our calendars we’ve presented the board with a schedule that works for everyone,” McKinney said. “We tried to work around their calendars so that they don’t have to miss any functions going on in their buildings on board meeting nights.” McKinney briefly reviewed with the board the recently released numbers for the district on the Ohio report card ratings. “The new report card information is starting to come our way,” she began, “the achievement results in front of you this evening are the Western Brown results as we see it right now. We do have results of the building but as of last Thursday we were still getting results that were changing.” McKinney said she wanted to make sure she had all the final results before she put everything out. “It looks like right now we have met 20 out of the 24 indicators,” she added. “The new report cards look completely different than they did because they now changed to A, B, C, D and F grades.” McKinney told the board that the district needs to focus on the third grade reading mandate, the fifth grade math and science scores and the 8th grade science grades. In other business at the

meeting the board took the following actions including the employments of: • Kenneth Aaron Chase as WBHS social studies teacher; • Ashley Orick and Peter Francus as MOES kindergarten teachers; • Brandi Gill as MOES grades 2 & 3 summer reading intervention; • Corey Doyle as Southern

Hills JVS paid internship in the bus garage; • Lacey Houser as WBHS intervention specialist; • Gary Pottebaum as sub teacher/tutor; • Kevin Hisle as WBHS assistant band director. The board also approved several field trips, a van/lease agreement with Southern Hills and school fees.

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Representatives from Wellington Orthopaedics spoke briefly to members of the Western Brown Local School District Board of Education July 15 regarding services their group has to offer. Last month during the June board meeting representatives of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine spoke to the board and submitted a proposal. Beacon offered to build a clinic near the school for WB’s athletes. Kelly Martin and Lisa Sweederman spoke to the board about Wellington. She said Wellington has offices in Blue Ash and two in Cincinnati. Sweederman told the board that she wanted to share a little about a proposal that had been presented to WB athletic director Tim Cook. “Just to give you a little

background as to who we are and what we do,” she began, “We have been involved with this school district taking care of it for the last six years. We provide an athletic trainer who provides services to all your athletes and all the sports there. She is there on a daily basis and covers practices and events and special events including tournaments.” Sweederman continued, “Our proposal is for those services to continue. As part of our proposal, the fee that we used to charge the school for athletic services would go away. We also commit one team physician, Dr. Charles Miller to this district. He will go to football games, he makes visits, he sees all the athletes within a 24 to 48 hour period.” She added that these services are possible because Wellington has an office only six miles away in Sardinia. She said it provides an afterhours clinic that runs 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday




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Theresa P. Fantroy, 60

DeAnna Louise (Madden) King, 32

Noah Jackson Carrington, 6

Thurman L. Griffith, 91

Theresa P. Fantroy, 60 of Winchester, Oh., passed away Thursday July 11, 2013. She was born September 22, 1947 in Newport, Ky., the daughter of Lloyd Tomlin and the late Anita (Meither) Tomlin. She was a retired seamstress. Besides her mother, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Hiawatha. She is survived by her father, Lloyd Tomlin of Winchester, 2 sons, Antonio Fantroy and Benito Fantroy, 1 daughter, Carmella Fantroy all of Cincinnati, 3 brothers, Rollin D. Tomlin of Wilmington, Lloyd M. (Judy) Tomlin, Winchester and Dennis Tomlin of Bethel, and 8 grandchildren. She will be cremated. There will be no visitation. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

DeAnna Louise (Madden) King, 32, of Winchester passed away July 1, 2013. She was born at Brown County Hospital in Georgetown, on January 10, 1981. DeAnna was an exceptional mother, a loving daughter, loyal sister and trusting friend. DeAnna’s heart was vast, filled with love for the people in her life and her arms were always wide for anyone who needed support. Her beautiful smile and sparkling personality comforted those nearest to her, much like a warm quilt on a cold day. DeAnna was preceded in death by her sister Brittany Renee Madden, her maternal grandparents Dean and Delmar Davis and her paternal grandparents Charlie and Marie Madden. DeAnna is survived by her husband Greg Alan King of Sardinia and her three beautiful children, Elijah Ross Madden King, Evan Alan King and Emma Louise King. DeAnna is also survived by her parents, Ross Darrell Madden and Lebby Lu Davis Madden of Winchester, mother and father-i n-law Mike and Brenda King of Sardinia, two sisters Kristi Michelle Madden Douglas of Middletown, Gabriel Ariel Madden of Middletown, two nieces Alexis Renee Douglas and Alona Monet Douglas of Middletown, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were held July 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Fincastle Baptist Church. A donation fund has been set up to help the children and family with funeral expenses. Donations can be made at US Bank. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia served the family.

Noah Jackson Carrington, 6 of Georgetown, Oh., was granted his angel wings in the arms of his mother July 13, 2013 at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, due to several medical conditions as well as Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Noah was born June 28, 2007 in Anderson Township, Oh., the son of Steve Carrington and Kendra (Bowling) Carrington both of Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Hazel and Jack Carrington. In addition to his parents, Noah is survived by three brothers, Austin Armacost, Steven Carrington and Eli Neff; one sister, Calysta Crawford; maternal grandparents, Kenon and Sandra (Garrison) Bowling of Georgetown, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be deeply missed by his nurses who attributed to his daily care as well as the PWS community. An anatomical gift was made to the Life Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to help other children. Following cremation, a memorial service has been set for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Georgetown Church of Christ in Georgetown, with a balloon launch following services. Scott Hennig will officiate. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Special Needs Clinic c/o Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 or to the PraderWillie Syndrome Association at . The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Thurman L. Griffith, 91, Bethel, Oh., died on Sunday, July 14, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Daisy Winkle Griffith, 6 children, David (Mary Jane) Griffith, Beverly (the late Calvin) Wagers, Thurman (Gloria) Griffith, Nancy (the late Don) Lane and the late Marcella Griffith and Paul L. Griffith, 9 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren. He was a long time member of the Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services have been set at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 50 E. Water St., Bethel, Ohio 45106, on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. Visitation has been set for Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m., also at the church. Burial will be at the Chilo Hill Cemetery, Chilo, Oh. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Robert C. Kellerman, 84 Robert C. Kellerman, 84, Bethel, Oh., died on Friday, July 12, 2013. Robert was the husband of the late Dorothy Mahne Kellerman. He is survived by his 2 sons, Robert (Debbie) Kellerman, Jr. and Donald (Joanne) Kellerman, 6 grandchildren, 1 greatgranddaughter, 1 brother and 1 sister, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services have been set at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 Union St., Felicity, Ohio 45120 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1 p.m.. Visitation has also been set on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 12 to 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity, Oh. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

The Heart Jeremiah 17 tells us the problem with all humanity. Go with me to verse 9: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Our heart can and does deceive us many times. In fact, we can fool our self more than we can fool others. The heart can deceive us into thinking that we do not need God. It can tell us that we do not need to receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. But that is not true. It is deceitful. We need to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus. We cannot go to heaven without accepting Him into our heart. In Psalm 14:1 it says: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God....” That heart is a foolish and deceitful heart, it is sad to say, but there are many such hearts in this world. The heart is an interesting organ. It is the blood pump of the body. However, the Bible is not talking about your blood pump. When you look into the eyes of the one you love, you would not say: I love you with all my blood pump! No, you would say: I love you with all of my heart. That is the very seat of our emotions, of our whole being! That is what the Bible is talking about when it is speaking of the heart. It is our innermost self, our feelings, our emotions! Look at the terrible things that men and women do. The prisons are jammed full of people who cannot control their emotions. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” The answer to that question is in verse 10: “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Our jails are over full to the point that they have to put people on house arrest because there is no room in the prisons. But let me tell you something: Hell will never run out of space! People who allow their heart to deceive them into thinking that they do not need Jesus will end up in Hell! On the other hand, Heaven will never run out of space either! As the old song says: “Get on board little children, there is room for many more.” There is room in Heaven for you! Look at verse 10 again: “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to


his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” We must not trust our hearts; we must trust the Holy Word of God! God cannot lie! Titus 1:2 states: “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began...” Matthew 15:18-19 tells us: “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies;” These are the things which defile a man. In Mark 7:6 Jesus said: “...This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” That is lip service. Go to Romans 1:21: “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” In the Old Testament in Psalm 51:10 David prayed: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” What a great prayer! Ladies and Gentlemen, I am suggesting that if you have not already done it, that you let Jesus Christ come into your heart and control your life. You will not regret it! It would not only benefit you, it would also benefit your family. David prayed for his family. In I Chronicles 29:19 David prayed: “And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments...” Even Christians can harden their hearts toward God but God can soften it. In Job 23:16 Job said: “For God maketh my heart soft...” So whether saved or not your heart is the heart of the matter! Get your heart right with God. “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10)

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Clyde Neal, Jr., 76, Clyde Neal, Jr., 76, of West Union, Oh., died Thursday, May 9, 2013. He was born May 28, 1936 in Scott County, Va. He was preceded in death by parents, Clyde Elmore and Mickie (Gilliam) Neal; wife, Mary Frances (Crawford) Neal; and son, Timothy Mark Neal. He is survived by two brothers-in-law: Hugh Crawford, Jr. and Howard Leonard, both of Kingsport, Tenn., and friends, Ray and Patty Hayslip of West Union. He retired from the Painters and Allied Trades International Union - District Council 12 - Local 555 in Portsmouth and was a former President. He was a commercial painter for 30 years. He was a former employee for O’Reilly Auto Parts in Kingsport, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was stationed in Germany from June 1954 – May 1957. He was a fan of West Union Dragons Basketball. Memorial donations can be made to East Liberty Community Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1, Lynx, Ohio 45650. The memorial service has been set for Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Jason Hayslip will officiate. The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service. Mr. Neal was cremated. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

LuAnn Junker, 52 LuAnn Junker, 52, of Williamsburg, Oh., died peacefully at home on Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born March 25, 1961 in Ashland, Oh., to Wendall and Mary Baughman. LuAnn loved the sun, water, her family and our feline companions. She wan an owl rehab volunteer with Raptor Inc. LuAnn is survived by her husband of 29 years Paul Junker, sister, Suzy Fedorchenko, nephew Walter and niece Kristal. Direct cremation with a celebration of life to follow in the coming weeks TBA. Donations in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd, Mt Orab, OH, 45154. The Tufts-Schildmeyer Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.

Nannie Mae "Barb" Whalen, 85 Nannie Mae "Barb" Whalen, 85, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Saturday, July 13, 2013. Barb was born August 28, 1927. She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Pierce and Elizabeth Taylor; two brothers, Otis Taylor and Bill Taylor; and five sisters, Viola Murrell, Geneva Baker, Maurenice Britt, Loraine Danbury and Ora Marie Taylor. Mrs. Whalen was a graduate of Williamsburg High School Class of 1947. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab and was a former member of the Moore's Fork Baptist Church. She was the beloved wife of Woodrow "Smokey" Whalen; loving mother of Lori Puckett of Mt. Orab, and Duane Whalen of Mt. Carmel, caring grandmother of Kody Puckett of Mt. Orab, and Makayla Puckett of Mt. Orab, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab, OH. Burial was in Graceland Memorial Gardens, Miami Township, Oh. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Rita V. Porter, 92

Cheryl A. Smith, 48 of Sardinia, Oh., passed away Saturday July 13, 2013. She was born June 13, 1965 in Springfield, Oh., the daughter of Richard O. and Norma Jean (Kenney) Moore. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter; Megan Smith. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband of 29 years Mikel Smith of Sardinia, 2 sons, Timothy (Crystal) Moore, of Decatur, Mikel (Dezirae) Smith Jr., of Sardinia, 4 daughters, Tammy Jo Doss of Harlan County, Ky., Amanda Pettit of Sardinia, Audra (Bill) Crawford, of Georgetown, Amber (Daniel) Ferguson, of Sardinia, 2 brothers, William A. (Kimberly) Moore, of Fincastle, Richard O (Denise) Moore Jr., of Winchester, brother in law, Louis Walters of Sardinia, 3 sisters, Nancy Devilbliss of Winchester, Missy Moore of Sardinia, Jo (Tom) Wilkinson, of Cincinnati, 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services have been set for Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Pastor Don Young officiating. Burial will follow at the Fincastle Cemetery. Visitation has been set for 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Rita V. Porter, 92 of Ripley, Oh., died Saturday, July 13, 2013. She had worked as a clerk for Carr’s Five and Dime in Ripley and the Bristow Drug Company in Ripley. She was also a member of St. Michael Church in Ripley and was a 1936 graduate of St. Michael High School. Mrs. Porter was born August 18, 1920 in Ripley, Ohio the daughter of the late Katherine Schumann McClelland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Porter and one sister, Mary Joan McClelland. Mrs. Porter is survived by her son, Stephen P. Porter of Ripley. Mass of Christian Burial has been set for 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at St. Michael Church in Ripley. Rev. Ted Kosse will be the Celebrant. There will be no visitation. Interment will follow the funeral mass in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley. The Cahall Funeral Home, Ripley, served the family.

Charles E. Frodge, 71

Wilhelmina Young, 72, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 11, 2013. She was born on August 23, 1940 in Alum Creek, WV to Thomas and Evelyn (nee Brogan) Armstrong. She is survived by her husband, Bill Young, children Anita (Philip) Morris, Michelle (Dennis) Kersey, Teresa (Danny) Hughes, Michael (Sophie) Hager, Tommy (Rhonda) Hager, Timothy (Margo) Young, Billy (Kris) Young, Barbara Young, 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, siblings Laurence (Cindy), Wayne (Ina), D.A. (Becky) Armstrong, Glenna (Gus) Lanham, Margo (Jackie) Miller. Her favorite pastime was to be at home on the lake bass fishing. Her favorite time of year was Christmas with family and friends. Visitation was set for Monday, July 15, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services have been set for July 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. all at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen, OH. The Evans Funeral Home, Goshen, served the family.

Charles E. Frodge, 71 of Russellville, Oh., passed away Sunday July 14, 2013. He was born June 11, 1942 in Brown County, the son of the late Charles L. and Blanche (Snider) Frodge. He was a factory worker and a US Army veteran. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by 1 sister; Mary Lane. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Glenda (Newsome) Frodge of Russellville, 1 son; Christopher (Ann) Frodge of Apple Valley, Cal., 1 daughter; Theresa (Frank) Music of Russellville, 1 brother; Jerry (Carol) Frodge of New Richmond, 1 sister; Ruth (Carl) Edmisten of Georgetown, 7 grandchildren; Bryan, Jeffrey, Kristina, Mya (Brian) Correa, Danny Day & Christina, Willie Day, Levi Day, 5 great grandchildren; Dillon, Cythania, Raina, Katelyn and Kadeyn. Visitation has been set for Friday July 19, 2013 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with military services by the Walter-Miller American Legion Post #394 at 7 p.m. He will be cremated. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Wilhelmina Young, 72

Patricia Benjamin Keller McCormack, 66 Patricia Benjamin Keller McCormack, 66, Felicity, Oh., died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was a member of the Felicity Nazarene Church. She was the wife of the late Tad B. McCormack, Sr. Survived by 2 children: Shelley (Tad, Jr.) McCormack and Judy (Ric) Tallada, 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Jesse and David, 1 brother, Dwight Benjamin Sr., 1 sister, Betty Ingram, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services have been set at the Felicity Church of the Nazarene, Light St. and Union St., Felicity, on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. Visitation has also been set for Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Charles Stephen Shipley, 61 Charles Stephen Shipley, 61, of Fayetteville, Oh., died Wednesday, July 17, 2013. He was born June 28, 1952 in Portsmouth. He was the owner and operator of the former Shipley Heating and Cooling Company in Fayetteville for over 35 years, and was a 1970 graduate of North Adams High School in Seaman. He was preceded in death by wife, Bonita Shipley; and parents, Robert Wayne and Mildred Loueva (Roush) Shipley. He is survived by two daughters: Stephanie Shipley of Mt. Orab and Page Shipley of Oxford; stepdaughter Ericka Howard of Newtonsville; two brothers: William Wayne (Wilma) Shipley and Robert David “R.D.” (Virginia) Shipley, both of Eckmansville in Adams County; aunt, Doris “Tootie” (Roush) Cooley of Manchester; three nieces and five nephews. Funeral services have been set for Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Jim Roe will officiate. The visitation is 12 until 2 p.m. The interment is at Kirker Cemetery in Liberty Township in Adams County. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.




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July is not a good time to control bagworms

Car Show scheduled for Saturday, July 27

Bagworms I have received a few calls about controlling bagworms in the past week or two. Unfortunately now is not the best time to control these pests. You may be finding them in July, but they are now in their cocoon and able to avoid many of the control options. Bagworm is often the term used to describe other insects. The bagworm is most often found on evergreens. Trees like Blue Spruce are often heavily populated with this insect before they are noticed. The cocoon that hangs from the branches appears to be part of the tree. The bagworms will show up easier once they remove a large amount of the needles, and the tree can be heavily damaged. The most damage will take place in time if the bagworm is not removed. At this point of the year, they may have to be removed by hand. When removing the bagworm, care needs to be taken to reduce additional damage to the infested tree. The cocoon is attached to the branch with a pretty strong wrapping of the cocoon like material that is like silk. By simply pulling on the cocoon you can strip the needles on that branch. By leaving them

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on the branch, the attached cocoon can eventually girdle the branch and kill it. You can use scissors or side cut pliers to cut the ring that attaches the cocoon to the branch by lightly pulling on the cocoon to get the point into the ring so it can be clipped. For more information about bagworms and how to control them, simply go to: -fact/2000/pdf/2149.pdf This is a current factsheet from OSU Extension Specialist Dave Shetlar, also known as the “Bug Doc”. The factsheet also has pictures. Fair Time in Adams County The number of crops that showed up at the Adams County Fair last Sunday appeared to be more than in recent years. The quality reflected the year that we have had to this point. As crops were brought in to be registered, we were talking and I was looking at the phone, just like last year.

This year I was looking at the phone (radar) watching spotty rain move through the southern part of Adams and Brown Counties, hoping the rain would miss us. Last year we were all watching our radars hoping the rain would come. What a difference a year makes. Well, I guess that part of is different, but the 90 degree temps………..they were just part of the Adams County Fair, as always. Dates to Remember Pesticide License Testing - Private and commercial testing for applicator license will be offered on August 12 at the Old Y Restaurant. You are required to pre-register by calling the Ohio Department of Agriculture at 800282-1955 or online at Space is limited so register soon. Study materials are also available at the same address or phone number. Tobacco Farm Tour This tour will start in West Union at the Adams Co. Extension Office. We will tour a few tobacco patches looking at examples of insecticide and fungicide use among other things. Dr. Kenny Seebold, UK Tobacco Specialist will be part of the program starting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20.

Helping Ohioans beat the heat summer crisis program has begun July and August can be two of the hottest months of the year in Ohio, especially for those without air conditioning or a fan, Starting July 1 until August 31, 2013, the Adams Brown County Community Action Program (ABCAP) and Ohio Development Services Agency will help income-eligible Ohioans purchase an air conditioner or assist in the payment of an electric bill, helping them keep cool during the hot summer days. “For older Ohioans and

those with breathing conditions, the heat can take its toll. Together with ABCAP we are reducing the risk of heat illnesses in our communities,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. Community Action at work In 21012, more than 1,689 families in Adams and Brown Counties were assisted through the Home Energy Assistance Program. The Summer Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households with an elderly member (60 years or older), or households that can provide physician documentation that cooling assistance is needed for a household

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member’s health. This can include lung disease; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; or asthma, which affects more than 850,000 Ohioans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Eligible households can receive an air conditioner or up to $175.00 to assist in the payment of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four the annual income must be at or below $41,212. Residents also are encouraged to work with their local job and family services agency and faith-based organizations for additional assistance. For more information about the Summer Crisis Program contact Adams County Heap at 1-800-2337891 - Brown County Heap at 1-800-553-7393. Additional information can also be found at or by calling the toll-free at 800-2820880.

Repeal Medical Device tax CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 company would never have made it off the ground. At a time when the economy of our state and nation has not yet fully recovered from the recession, anything that kills jobs and hurts Ohio businesses is a bad idea. The medical device tax will cost Ohio hundreds of millions of dollars in economic impact that we can ill-afford. Opposition to this tax has been strong and it has been bipartisan. I recently joined with 78 of my colleagues in the Senate to make it clear that the repeal of the medical device tax is a priority for both parties. I am hopeful we can get rid of this tax once and for all very soon. As I travel throughout Ohio, not a day goes by without voters making it abundantly clear to me that they want Members of Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner to promote policies that will get hardworking Ohioans back into the workforce. I couldn’t agree more, and repealing the job-killing medical device tax is a great step forward in achieving that goal.

11 a.m., with awards being handed out at 1 p.m. Awards include Best of Show, Pastors Choice, Top 20 and there will also be a Show and Shine Award. Dash plaques to the first 50, good bags for the first 100 and door prizes for registered car owners. Great oldies music, wonderful food with lots of homemade desserts, ice cold beverages, plus new this year is a Vendor Area. The church is located at 6162 State Route 132, Goshen. For more information call (513) 288-1977 - if no answer please leave a phone number to call you back.

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Waynoka Day at Lake Waynoka Lake Waynoka Day is July 20, 2013. Starting time will be 12 noon until 6pm. We would like to invite everyone to come and help to make this one of the most successful days ever. There will be fun for everyone; games, music bingo, food and drinks, open gate and you are sincerely invited to attend. The event this year is hosted by the Lake Waynoka Lions Club. Hope to see you there.

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Girl Scouts hold annual Day Camp


Oatleys celebrate 50th anniversary Albert ‘Al’ and Laverna ‘Gene’( nee Morehead) Oatley of Georgetown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 13, 2013. An open house was held at Fairview Church in Georgetown, on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Al and Gene were married at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, in Cincinnati, by Roland A. Skeel on July 13, 1963. They have one son, David, and two grandchildren, Zachary and Sierra, who live in Columbus. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Oatley on their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Girl Scouts of Brown County held their annual Day Camp July 1213 at the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show grounds. This year’s theme was ‘It’s Fiesta Time’. The scouts made maracas, God’s Eyes, and SWAPS. They learned Girl Scout Traditions, Girl Guiding in Spain and a Spanish song and game. Through this Day Camp the girls get to meet other Girl Scouts in Brown County, learn about teamwork, leadership and generally have a good time together. The older Girl Scouts led the younger scouts through their stations and taught them new songs, games and graces. This camp could not be held without donations and volunteers from the county. The scouts would like to thank the Brown County Commissioners, Sarah Arn, Chrissy Bickett, Amy Burkenmeier, Robyn Cooper, Michelle Crad-


Cremers welcome son Daniel and Jessi Cremer, Georgetown, Ky., are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cohen Robert, born on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Central Baptist, Lexington, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Also welcoming him home is his big sister, Zoe, paternal grandparents, Bruce and Debbie Cremer of Sardinia, maternal grandparents, Harry and Cookie Linskey of Mt. Orab, great grandparents, Richard and Connie Pershing of Sardinia, Charlotte Cremer of Cincinnati and Elizabeth Fehr of Cincinnati. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Cremers on the birth of their son Cohen Robert Cremer.

New Beginnings Church at Farmers’ Chapel hosting VBS


New Beginnings Church at Farmers’ Chapel located at 3417 White Oak Valley Rd., Georgetown will host a Vacation Bible School July 22 - July 26 from 6-8 p.m. Wanted by God 5 yrs 13 yrs old. Transportation will be available. There will be activities, refreshments and more. On Friday, July 26 (weather permitting) the

Black/ Cooper reunion set The annual Black/ Cooper Reunion will be July 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. They will be meeting in the community building (the old school house) in Decatur, Ohio. For more information, please call (937) 446-3555.

children will be handing out free food for God’s Ministry at 8 p.m. for those who are in need. Tuesdays regular church service is cancelled in lieu of VBS. You may want to call before coming out for food or for any other questions (937) 379-9000 Pastor Jim and Kim Brock.

Taylor’s Chapel UMC Ice Cream Social Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2460 Greenbush West Road, Williamsburg, Ohio (Sterling Township) will sponsor its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages will be offered in addition to ice cream. Serving begins at 5 p.m.

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dock, Sara Creighton, Juanita Downing, Michelle Frambes, Barbara Harbottle, Leslie Johnston, Tracey Staggs, Pam Strole, Courtney Wills, Candy Wilson and Carolyn Yates.

you are interested in being a part of this 3.2 million person organization, contact Girl Scouts of Western Ohio at (800) 537-6241.

DAR Chapter holds workshop BY Diana Schwartz DAR Chapter Approximately forty DAR Chapter Regents gathered on Saturday, July 13, at the SW District Regent's Leadership Workshop held in Xenia, Oh. The workshop was held in the Faith Community United Methodist Church on Country Club Drive and was designed to provide tools necessary to have a successful year for new and experienced regents. One of the speakers was the Ohio DAR State Recording Secretary, Yvonne Hiteshue, former SW District Director. She talked on details of chapter leadership, answering questions and making recommendations. The leadership training workshop was conducted by Jean Muetzel, Cincinnati Chapter Regent and the new SW District Director. She spoke about state and national dates, how to plan a successful year, filing reports, preparing chapter meetings, agendas and yearbooks. The DAR National Website and e-


Left, Diana Schwartz, Regent, Taliaferro Chapter DAR, and SW DAR Director, Jean Muetzel

membership was explained in detail, along with proper protocol at DAR gatherings. Regents formed groups and gave ideas on how to attract new members and suggestions for interesting programs. Scholarships given to students were out-lined as amount and how dispersed. The Xenia Catherine Green DAR Chapter, was hostess for the meeting

under the direction of Regent, Kay Septant. The next leadership workshop, Chapter Development and Revitalization, will be held on Saturday, August 10, in the Mid Pointe Library, West Chester. This will be open to all chapter officers in the SW District, which composes of 28 chapters. Several workshops will be offered and will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sardinia Bible 2013 Bolender reunion Baptist Church was great success holding VBS The 30th Bolender Re- Scott and Melissa LaFolSardinia Bible Baptist Church will be holding their VBS on July 22-26. The theme is Kingdom Chronicles... “Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth.” Children aged 3 years - 6th grade will journey each night through Craft Courtyard, Sir Gavin’s Games, Cook’s Kitchen and Learn a Lot Chambers. On Sunday, July 28 we will be serving a 100 foot banana split for all ages too enjoy and the children will be able to redeem their VBS tickets in the Medieval Marketplace. SBBC is located at 13039 Purdy Rd., Sardinia. Contact number is 937-403-8494.

Ripley church holds Vacation Bible School First Southern Baptist Church of Ripley will host Vacation Bible School July 22-26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children ages four through teens are invited to participate in "Building Up God's House - One Soul at a Time." Come and join in for a fun time of Bible lessons, crafts, music and snacks. Friday evening, July 26, is Family Night when parents, family and friends are invited to come see what the children have learned during the week. Refreshments of hot dogs, etc. will

The Girl Scouts in the county are always looking for adult volunteers to help the girls learn about courage, confidence and character and how to make the world a better place. If

be served. Registration begins on Monday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. VBS begins at 6:30 p.m. For the safety of your child, it is asked that you come inside to the classroom each evening after VBS to pick up your child. For more information, contact VBS Director Ruth Ann Brown, 606-742-2659 or Dick Kratzer, 937-3921364. First Southern Baptist Church is located 521 South Second Street in Ripley.

union was held at the home of Randie and Jean Bolender, Russellville on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Almost 70 guests enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch. The Troyers brought their pony over and gave the kids rides. We went on a hayride, thanks to Roger Bolender. Upon returning from the hayride, we enjoyed cake and homemade ice cream. Several went to the farm to see the calves, goats and try a hand at milking. Those in attendance included: Emma Melchiorre, Mary Christoph, Bob and Sue Melchiorre, Steve, Debbie and Stella Melchiorre, Dennis Melchiorre and Peggy, Ryan, Lauren, Dylenn and Brooklyn Miles all from Chicago, Joanne Bolender, Mt. Orab, Danny and Monica Bolender, Sardinia; Ben, Danielle, Samuel and Danica Kirk, Winchester; Terry, Bunnie Bolender and Blain Jones, Mt. Orab; Barry, Pat and Becca Bolender, Hamersville; BJ and Nicholas Bolender, Hamersville; Roberta Bolender, Russellville; Roger Bolender, Russellville; Brandon Bolender, Winchester; Josh, Kristen and Dawson Souder, Winchester; Scott and Ashley Grazilla, Leesburg; Adam, Aubrey and Macy Bolender, Russellville; Jeff and Patty Simpson, Winchester; George and Betty Johnson, Morrow; Doug, Susan and Zach Hase, Springboro;

lette, Cincinnati; Roberta Reeder, Pam and Josh Clay, Avon; Linda Tennison, Bethel; and Johnny Bolender, Florida. Friends in attendance were Gordon and Jody Liermann, Pleasant Plains; Mike and Anita Earhart, Hamersville; and Danny and Betina Moon, Mt. Orab. Three members of the Hamersville High School Class of 1943, Boyd Ann McElroy, Frances Corbin and Fae Miller visited with their classmate, Emma Melchiorre in the afternoon.

Mt. Orab church holds VBS The Living Church of Five Mile will be hosting a VBS World Tour from Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from 6 - 9 p.m. daily. Come join in the fun of this Vacation Bible School with all the other kids in your neighborhood! The Living Church of Five Mile is located at 16908 US Highway 68, Mt. Orab and pastored by Rev. Don White. For more information call Youth Pastor Wendy Purdin at (937) 444-4460 or (937) 690-9016.



Campers picture include (alphabetically) : Audrey Adams, Allyson Adams, Megan Arn, Eleanor Arn, Noren Arn, Evie Arn, Hannah Barber, Kindra Blankenship, Madison Brown, Kaitlyn Brown, Anna Bryan, Madison Burton, Sarah Clark, Hannah Clark, Harley Craddock, Cierra Creighton, Shelby Daulton, Evy Dickerson, Jennifer Donell, Jesstina Downing, Kaitlyn Duffey, Kristin Eide, Claire Fisher, Macey Fisher, Olivia Frambes, Sara Frambes, Abigail Gillespie, Kylie Griffith, Karissa Hamblen, Emmalee Jimison, Hannah Johnston, Bella Johnston, Jasmine Kiser, Morgan Malott, Taylor McKinnon, Emma Murrie, Kristina Naylor, Ruthie Naylor, Kaylee Planck, Breana Rowland, Gracie Rust, Alynna Schumacher, Cassidy Staggs, Rebecca Stanley, Abigail Stapleton, Kate Ellie Stratton, Makenzie Strole, Madison Swetnich, Kaitlyn Thompson, Emily Werring, and Caitlyn Wills.

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Mt. Orab Truth Seekers having fun learning about nutrition The Mount Orab Truth Seekers met on July 9, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Mount Orab Wesleyan Church. The members had a guest speaker, Bethany Pritchard, (above, left) come and speak about nutrition. She taught us how to use household items to compare serving sizes of food. For example, one pancake should be about the size of a DVD. Another example is one baseball equals the size of a medium fruit and a ½ cup of chopped vegetables. We also got to play a nutritional activity with yarn. Olivia Lovett (above center pictured are, left to right, Luke Clubb, Abigail Dewitt, Jacob Clubb, Hailey Gregory, Mrs. Lovett, and Olivia Lovett) did a presentation of her project, setting the Stage. Our president, Abigail Dewitt (above, right) demonstrated her projects which were, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Camp Counseling, Science Fun with Dairy Foods, and her Clothing project. Thanks to Bella Bowling for bringing a cake, which she decorated, for her cake decorating project. Also the Duncanson family brought drinks. Our next meeting will be August 13, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Mount Orab Wesleyan Church. We will have a guest speaker coming to discuss showmanship for rabbits.

Chatfield College is pleased to announce Olivia Suttles as the new Events and Marketing Coordinator. She will be responsible for planning major events, such as Homecoming and the annual Quilt and Craft show, as well as maintaining and updating all social media outlets. Olivia brings a new enthusiasm to Chatfield College with her fresh take on event planning and social media. She has experience planning events that draw in participants from a wide array of places. “I am so excited to be a part of such a great institution. Chatfield is giving me a wonderful opportunity for me to gain invaluable experience with event planning. And I’m glad that everything I do is going to help so many people,” Olivia says. Olivia lives in Williamsburg with her parents and her brother. She is a long time swing dancer with a


Olivia Suttles

love of all things vintage and jazz. When she’s not cutting a rug, Olivia can be found in the nearest bookstore searching for the next title on her immense reading list. She is a graduate of Western Brown High School and a die hard fan of her Alma Mater Ohio University Bobcats.

Barn Busters 4-H Club enjoys summer BY Allison Daniels Barn Busters 4-H Samantha MurphyTHE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

F’ville Champion Drive 4-H collecting used batteries The Fayetteville Champion Drive 4-H Club has been working as a team to keep each member on track with his/her project(s), as well as trying to better the community. Litter officers, J.J. Houk and Brandon Fisher, invited Sam Perin from Adams-Brown Recycling [for a second year] to our April meeting to talk about what’s new in the recycling. Handouts were given about what can be recycled. He spoke about Fayetteville’s recycling bins and some changes in our community’s curbside recycling pick up. Also mentioned was about the upcoming local community clean up days. Perin reminded the club about a service project that encouraged 4-Hers, family, and friends to collect all kinds of used batteries to be recycled. These will be used to help children learn to sort them by size, shape, and color. Then, they will be recycled! The club decided that this project was for a great cause so they agreed to help with the project and are currently still collecting. At the June and July meetings, the Club has different members bring their projects to the meeting and explain how preparation and the judging of that project works. This is a great way for the advisor to know how the members are doing on their projects and help to them practice showing and explaining what they know about their projects.

EKU announces Spring 2013 Dean's List Ernst Eastern Kentucky Uni- EKU graduate majoring in graduates versity has announced that Sarah Kathleen Morrow Chemistry at EKU Jason Ernst of Mount Orab, graduated from Marietta College's Physician Assistant Studies Program on July 13, 2013. In all, 36 students were part of the 10th graduating class that completed the 26-month program. Students who wish to enter the program must have already obtained a bachelor's degree, having earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisites and their GRE scores.

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2,749 students earned Dean's List honors for the Spring 2013 semester. The List includes: Zachary Carl Beyer of Bethel, senior, Bethel-Tate High School graduate majoring in Wildlife Management at EKU Scott Thomas Benjamin of Bethel, senior, BethelTate High School graduate majoring in Agriculture at

of Bethel, senior, BethelTate High School graduate majoring in Spec ED/LBD P-12 at EKU Sarah Ann Godby of Fayetteville, senior, Southern Hills Joint Vocational School graduate majoring in ASL & English Interpretation at EKU Sarah Lindsey Kelsey of Mount Orab, senior, Western Brown High School

William Joseph Hickey of Williamsburg, junior, Williamsburg High School graduate majoring in Criminal Justice at EKU Whitney Paige Lefker of Williamsburg, junior, Williamsburg High School graduate majoring in PreOccupational Science at EKU.

The Barn Busters 4-H club has been active this summer. At the beginning of June, all members participated in our community service project. We picked up litter in Byrd and Jefferson Townships as part of their community clean up days. On July 13th, we

held our annual summer outing. This year we went to Long's Retreat. All members that attended enjoyed beautiful weather to swim, putt-putt golf, and ride the go-karts. A great time was had by all. Our last meeting of the year will be held on September 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center in Russellville.

SSCC Theatre presents “Over the Tavern” SSCC Theatre proudly presents Tom Dudzick’s “Over the Tavern,” playing July 26-28 in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. The Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee begins at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for “Over the Tavern” are on sale now,



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for only $6, by visiting At the door, tickets are $8. Credit cards are accepted for online purchases and at the door. Seats for this production will be reserved, so it is recommended that tickets be purchased early. For more information about “Over the Tavern,” the upcoming 2013-14 season, and other SSCC Theatre productions, please visit


Local students make the Dean's List at Miami U. Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 20122013 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance.

Hannah Morgan Liming of Mount Orab, Cheyanne Lee Chausmer of Williamsburg, Shauna Michelle Combs of Williamsburg, Zachary Alan Haitz of Bethel, and Tanner Scott Wolffram of Bethel.


The Huntington Hotshots enjoyed tons of good food, and swimming at their last meeting.

BY JW Curtis Huntington Hotshots 4-H




Kieffer on Two RULH JROTC OSU seniors get scholarships Dean’s List RULH High School graduates Michael Morgan and Krista Frazier were recipients of the The Kyle L. Preston Memorial Scholarship presented annually by Dr. Michael and Andria Preston in loving memory of their son. This scholarship is presented annually to graduates enrolled as cadets in the RULH MCJROTC Program who have earned a 3.0 grade point average or greater, and who are enrolled in college for the Fall of 2013. Both of these recipients were enrolled as cadets in the ROTC Program for 4 years, earned the rank of Cadet Colonel and held the position of Cadet Commander in their senior year. Left to right are Michael Morgan, Andria Preston, and Krista Frazier.

Daniel Kieffer, Lake Waynoka has been named to the Spring 2013 Dean’s List of The Ohio State University. Kieffer will be a Senior. He is the son of Ken and Tracy Kieffer of Lake Waynoka and the grandson of Tom and Darlene Kieffer, Sardinia.

On July 9, 2013 The Huntington Hotshots held there meeting at the home of Judy and Larry Kimbler. We had a brief meeting and discussed the results of the July 4th Baby Show head advisor Lynn Kragler reported that thanks to all the business's and personal donations that we cleared the expense of the trophies and the fees of the show was a complete profit. We discussed the upcoming judging for the Dept. 7, clothing and foods will be July 16, 2013 at Southern Hills JVS. Meat Chicken pick up will be August 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds and that there will be Small animal Tag in August 17 at Brown County Fairgrounds From 4-5 p.m.

Head Adviser Lynn Kragler asked the club to vote on paying for table settings and cups - members voted all in favor to buy cups and table settings for the next meeting. We had several officers give reports: Litter Officer -Clayton Cordell Curtis "Ohio River Sweep sweet Success", Environmental Officer- Grace Honigman "DIY Sprinkler", Energy Officer - Haily Workman "Shopping for Environmentally Friendly Light Bulbs", News ReporterJw Curtis reported that he submitted an article on the July Baby Show to the Brown County Press, Safety Officer- Elizabeth Grooms "Safety Rules for Swimming" and our Historian- Nicole Mock shared her progress on her book with our club and Recreation Officer- Kailee

Fisher "Pool time Fun". The next meeting will be August 13, 2013 at the Fizzelville Fairgrounds Our meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. we will have finger foods and remember " The Good Old Days of the Fizzelville Community, Fizzelville Fair, and The Huntington Hotshots Club. Members and Advisors past and present are invited to come. Travis Eichner made the motion to adjourn the meeting and Jennifer Eichner seconded the motion passing the motion. After the adjournment of the meeting Mrs. Judy Kimbler made a superb dinner for us all we enjoyed tons of good food, and swimming! The Huntington Hotshots would like to sincerely thank Mr. and Mrs. Kimbler for inviting us to their home!


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amount of money in excess of the loan amount that the village does not have.” Perraut, Phillips and Verville all expressed support for her position. Regarding the bond, the original amount borrowed was 2.7 million dollars. If held to maturity, the bonds would yield approximately five million dollars. Eitel said that bondholder Annette Mineer was offered 3.3 million dollars for the bonds, but Eitel did not say where such a payment would come from. In response to Eitel’s reasoning, Castle said the following in response. “In regard to the debt that Ms. Eitel referenced, it’s their spending for litigation and general spending. They are trying to drain the water fund. The EPA came to a previous council and said that a new plant would satisfy them, so that’s garbage. Number three, the feasibility study, which we paid $15,000 for, Ms. Eitel said we could not afford (a water plant). That’s not what the man told me in the hallway after the meeting. He said we could, it would just cost more. What Ms. Eitel didn’t say was that they drove up the price by sitting on it for two years. Regarding the bond holder, no matter who the bond holder may be, no one should be forced to take less money based on the interest they would have drawn, just to satisfy four people who don’t know what they’re doing.” The Aberdeen Council also discussed raising water and sewer rates at the July 17 meeting. The issue is expected to be discussed at the July 19 meeting as well.

that Wenninger is unqualified and taxpayers are being defrauded by paying for his salary. He is also arguing that the sealing of the court record by Ringland was improper. Regarding the motion, Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said “I’m not sure he can legally represent the state of Ohio in a criminal case.” The motion was filed in the criminal division of the common pleas court because the original case against Wenninger was a criminal case. Podolsky asked Little in April to file a taxpayer lawsuit to recover the money paid to Wenninger, but she refused to do so. In a response to Podolsky, Little said that there is no legal basis to challenge Wenninger’s current term of office by alleging he was not qualified to serve in 2000 or 2004. Little based her decision on a Ohio Supreme Court ruling in the long running

legal battle between Wenninger and former candidate for Sheriff Dennis Varnau. The high court ruled that Varnau could not seek to invalidate Wenningers current term of office based on an alleged prior disqualification from an expired term of office. Varnau also moved to have the Wenninger case unsealed in 2009. The motion was denied by Gusweiler in July of that year. Little also wrote in her letter to Podolsky that “Under Ohio law, one who assumes public office, even if he is held later to be ineligible to hold office, or if his appointment is later held invalid is a de facto officer...Sheriff Wenninger’s salary was paid to him in good faith, under color of law for services actually rendered. Accordingly, there is no legal basis to recover any public funds paid to Sheriff Wenninger, for his present salary or for expired terms. Varnau also moved to have the Wenninger case unsealed in 2009. The motion

was denied by Gusweiler in July of that year. Podolsky said if his motion is denied by Gusweiler, he will appeal the ruling directly to the Ohio Supreme Court. Wenninger had no comment on the effort.

Feds charge man CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the U.S. Attorney in Cincinnati and they were able to successfully prosecute Kratzer, which resulted in his guilty plea. Kratzer was sentenced to fourteen years in prison on the charge of Distribution of Child Pornography plus twenty-five years of supervised parole upon his release.


Red Oak happenings I recently ran into my friend and long-time not seen co-worker from BCGH days, Freda, her sister Betty, her daughter and son-in-law. Oh how my heart was blessed to see Freda again! *** As I turned down the little lane a car was coming up. It turned out to be my niece and her husband from New York. Oh what a wonderful surprise. Words cannot describe the wonder of that moment of being with Leeann and George in the shade of the trees of the Red Oak Cemetery! *** Well, if you have read Red Oak News for very long you know that I have had severe issues with the family tree program over the years. As a result of this I missed an important birthday, my friend, Berta Moffett. Happy Birthday Berta and many huggles to you!

*** Happy birthday to my brother Don Salisbury this week. I have always said that it is a miracle that any child grows to adulthood, growing up on the farm was good, especially things like jumping from the hayloft into the bin of wheat, or swinging out over a ravine on a big grapevine, and etc. Happy, Happy Birthday Don! ***


MARY HOWLETTE Many Huggles to the Red Oak Ranchers for their community service. They were out July 18th cleaning along Hartman and Bealer Roads. ***

Legion to hold picnic The George A. Lambert American Legion Post 755 will hold its annual picnic for members and their families on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Park in Sardinia (behind the library). Bring a covered dish, tableware, drinks and your family and join us for some fun. Don't forget your lawn

chairs and games too!! For more information call Bea Fryman at (937) 442-4704 or Penne Lowrey at (732) 5568472. COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR A FUN TIME! IN CASE OF RAIN, we will move to the American Legion Hall on College Avenue in Sardinia.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 exception of homeowners under the homestead act). However, with the two levies already in place expiring, taxpayers will actually see a small drop in their tax bill since they will go from paying a 3 mills levy to a 2.6 mills levy. “When the 2.6 mills levy kicks in, in January, 2014, assuming it passes,” said Brown County Auditor Jill Hall,”, voters will barely notice a change in their tax bill, in fact, it could even be lower than in years past, there won’t be a huge difference.” Superintendent Kimble told the board that the levy is for permanent improvements at the schools. “This levy raises money for mandated technology upgrades, transportation upgrades and textbook upgrades, and anything that the district is going to use for multiple years, which is usually 8 to 10 years,” Kimble said. Earlier in the meeting, Kimble told the board that he had been in contact with Representative Doug Green, (on the boards behalf), regarding the possibility of getting something on the ballot in November. “As you all know,” Kimble began, “from the recent biennial budget, there were two districts in Brown County that received no extra state money. “We will receive a little over $68,000 but that was in year two of the budget. Georgetown, which is similar in size, in fact we’re a little bit larger, and the demographics are similar, received about $355,000 over the course of both years of the biennial budget.” Kimble went on to tell the board that Western Brown received well over $2 million more over the course of the biennial budget. “So, my question is, it’s time to find out just how it is determined who gets what?” Kimble said. “We need to know this because this issue is going to come up somewhere down the line for this board. I know this issue has been bothering me since these numbers were announced and I can’t imagine that no one else in Brown County isn’t any tighter for funds than Ripley.” Kimble said he is determined to find out the formula used to figure which district got what funds and why. The board later took the opportunity to thank Superintendent Kimble for serving the school for the last 20 months, seeing the district through some difficult times. The new superintendent Linda Naylor will take over for the district on August 1, 2013. District resident Denise Faris spoke briefly with the board about making a $1,500 donation to the board for specific use for the purchase of a memorial plaque to honor RULH 2011 graduate Ravye Williams who died in an auto accident last year. Williams was on his way to take part in drills as part of his duties with the US Army Reserves. He died as a result of the accident on July 15, 2012. Williams was a star basketball player and the community was devastated by his passing. A memorial scholarship fund was established in his name. Ms. Faris explained why she was making the donation, “On March 3 this year, I had a massive heart attack. I had a blood clot block my main artery to my heart and while I was recovering from that I made a list of things I should probably do in my lifetime.” Faris said that one of the things she wanted to do was to write a song, record it and hear it on the radio. She said she decided to write a rap song about Ripley. She said that people from the city often come to Ripley to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city because of what Ripley has to offer. “So that’s what I did,” she continued, “I wrote my own rap song about Ripley, its a


would not be able to attend.” This would set up a third reading for the regular village council meeting on August 5, unless a third special meeting is called before then. Additionally, the village is facing another breach of contract lawsuit, filed on July 15. The suit was filed by Moody’s of Dayton, the company that drilled the two new wells for the proposed water plant. The company is asking for $67, 280.25. The motion to compel construction of the plant is a Writ of Mandamus. In it, Denver Ruggles, Jimmy Castle and Phyllis Bishop ask that Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler order the village council to adhere to resolutions authorizing construction of the plant and to “stay any action by the current Village Council of Aberdeen, Ohio that would impede, interfere or conflict with the implementation of the aforementioned council resolutions.” The motion also asks Gusweiler to ban any “attempted transfer of the ownership of previously issued bonds” for the project. The petitioners are asking Gusweiler for an immediate decision to “prevent undue financial hardship to the citizens of the Village of Aberdeen, Ohio.” Council member Billie Eitel called the motion a “waste of time”, saying that “A current council cannot be held to uphold the resolutions of a previous council. If that were the case, we’d never be able to change anything.”

Eitel added that if it were true that current councils are bound to the decisions of past ones, then the past council could not have overridden the vote of village residents against the water plant in 2010. In response, Castle said “Council is legally bound to uphold all legally binding contracts and the majority of council is endangering the financial life of the village due to a lack of common sense.” Under the heading “Arguments”, the writ reads in part that “Petitioners argue that a majority of current council members of the Village of Aberdeen, Ohio are acting irresponsibly and in bad faith in regard to protecting village citizens from legal liability costs.” The village has already lost a breach of contract suit filed by Shinn Brothers, the firm contracted to build the water plant. Shinn Brothers has asked for almost $700,000 dollars in damages. A hearing to determine the amount of damages is set for mid-October. At the July 18 meeting, Eitel laid out four reasons why she was opposed to building a water plant in the village. “Due to the following circumstances and conclusions, due to the huge debt that will result in a tremendous increase in the citizen’s water rates, the fact that Ohio EPA has consistently stated they do not think it is advisable for the village to build a water plant...a feasibility study showed clearly that it was not in the best interest of the village to build a treatment plant, and due to the fact that the bondholder is requesting an unreasonable

Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School District Superintendent has served the schools for the past 20 months, but as of August 1, 2013, new superintendent Linda Naylor will take the helm. Members of the board thanked Kimble for his dedication to the district during the July 16 meeting.

great community, its beautiful river setting and the small town feel that it offers.” Faris said that after writing a song titled ‘Buckeye State of Mind.’ She recorded the song and friends began asking for copies and the requests quickly jumped to the sale of 100 CD’s. She said that although she didn’t know Ravye Williams, when she saw the plywood signs on the sides of the basketball courts in Ripley, she decided to donate all the proceeds from the sale (minimum donation of $5) to purchase a plaque in Williams honor at the court. Faris gave the board a copy of her plans which included the purchase of a 12 inch by 12 inch memorial plaque which includes a color photo of Williams. She also hopes to purchase two spectator benches and a player bench for kids using the basketball court. Faris added that she will be filming a video in November to go along with the song. The board thanked Faris for her gracious contribution and all the work that she had done for such a worthy recipient as Ravye Williams. The board accepted the donation as well as her plans for the funds. The board also said that a special dedication ceremony will be held when all the changes were put into place. More information on the CD can be found on the school’s website at Also in attendance of the board meeting were five high school students who spoke on behalf of their soccer coach Amanda Hauck who had handed in her resignation, effective July 14 after a dispute in scheduling games for her soccer team and the volleyball team. The girls explained that without members of the volleyball team, they only had

five girls for the soccer team. So when games were scheduled for both teams, at the same time, the soccer team could be forced to forfeit. One of the athletes said the team was very upset that Ms. Hauck had resigned and that they felt she was not treated with the respect she deserved. In other business the board discussed the hiring of Cody Prince as a part-time resource officer for the upcoming school year for $13,000. However, board member Barry Sims expressed some concerns that he did not understand the reason the position was necessary. The board tabled the issue until the next meeting to allow time to collect more information on his duties. The board approved or accepted the following issues including; • accept the resignations of Adam Johns (math teacher), Kevin Lester (food service director) and Amanda Hauck (girls soccer coach); • hire Stephanie Wagoner as 8th grade math/social studies pending certification; • hire Scott Tennant as part time middle and high school band teacher on a one year contract; • approve extended days/supplementals for extended service for several teachers and other staff members; • had the final reading to revise and adopt school policy regarding positive behavior intervention and supports and limited use of restraint and seclusion; • have final reading to revise the video surveillance and video monitoring policy; • approve an increase in lunch prices by .25 cents for staff lunches at the middle and high school. • bus stop routes were approved for the 2013-2014 school year.

IGA in G’town to reopen CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 sailles Indiana. The Georgetown store will be his third, and a fourth store is planned for Ross, Ohio. Rabe said that he places a high priority in being involved in local communities where his stores are located. “For example, we sponsored a local football team in Vevay and held a dinner for local veterans at one of our other stores. We are looking to have the same level of community involvement in Georgetown.” Rabe also said that he and the local employees enjoy doing things like sponsor events at county fairs. “I am looking foward to joining the Georgetown community as a business owner and a participant in local activities.” Switzerland County Indiana County Councilman Tom Conroy said residents there are pleased with the store operated by Rabe. “It’s a clean, exciting place to go and offers things the community wants. The store has worked out better than we could have hoped for.”, Conroy said. Rabe has forty years of experience in the grocery in-

dustry, spending 32 years in management at Kroger and six years as President of Remke Markets. He said that despite what many may think, independent grocery stores are making a comeback in many communities. “Well run independent stores are growing in market share. They are more open to new ideas and trying new things more than large corporations in many instances. If you do a good job, invest in your people and in quality products, you’ll be successful.” Rabe also said that he likes to reward his employees for excellent work by paying a quarterly bonus to workers based on the performance of their stores. “If you want to keep people who are really concerned with customer service and doing a good job, it makes sense to share the profits of the store with them.” Rabe plans to have a community meeting soon to answer questions that residents have about the Georgetown store. Details on the time and location of the meeting will be published as soon as plans are finalized.




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The Brown County Democrats will host Gen Murphy, President of the Young Ohio Democrats at their picnic, Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 2 - 5 p.m. in the afternoon. Murphy will speak briefly. Democrat poll workers will be recognized for their service to the community. DJ Bruce Kattine will provide music during the social hour, from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids are welcome! Dinner will be served at 3 p.m. with Estil Newberry's smoked pulled pork and chicken. The club will provide soft drinks, baked beans, rolls or bread, board


Installation of the Brown County American Legion Post and Auxiliary Officers The American Legion Post Carey Bavis Post 180 would like to present the Installation of Officers Ceremony. The event took place on June 2, 2013 at the Ripley Post 367. All of the Brown County American Legions and the American Legion Auxiliary unit's officers attending were sworn in. Most of the dedicated officers and trustees of the American Legions and American Legion Auxiliaries are to serve in their positions for 1 to 3 years but they can serve longer if he or she is willing to do so. Sometimes there is no one to oppose them during the election period. Each American Legion Post has a number of positions that must be filled. For example, some of the titles that must be filled are: Adjutant, Public Relations, Vice Commander, Children and Youth, and Trustee. There are also many opportunities for veterans that would like to perform in Honor Guard ceremonies for occasions such as flag raising ceremonies and funerals to help us remember what our nation stands for and that we are, One Nation Under God. The American Legion Posts have room for veterans of all ages who like to get together and support their community as well as receive support for themselves.

games, and cornhole. Members are asked to bring salad, dessert or a casserole, with enough to share with ten people.

The event will take place, rain or shine, at the Bodley Building at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown.

SHJVSD to meet

Retirees to meet

The Southern Hills JVSD Board of Education will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the board office, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown.

Brown County General Hospital retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at the Country Inn in Georgetown on Tuesday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m.


Brown County Democrats to meet





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A great concert at the Mt. Orab Park is planned for Saturday night, July 27 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The Music in the Park Concert series has been very well attended so far this year and with Robin Lacy & Dezydeco Band returning this Saturday, visi-


tors might want to show up early to get a good seat, according to event coordinator Woody Whittington. “Robin Lacy & Dezydeco Band were very popular last year and I’m expecting a big crowd,” Whittington said. “It’s a good group and very entertaining.” The band is well known in southern Ohio as well as

Indiana. Since 1989 the six-piece band has entertained audiences with its unique instrumentation that includes the accordion, saxophone and rub-board which is found mainly in the Zydeco and Cajunstyled bands of Southwest Louisiana. The Robin Lacy and Dezydeco Band is able to perform an all-original set or a whole night of mixed music featuring Zydeco, blues, old school country and roots rock. The group has performed at the Ohio State Fair, in Fairfield, New Richmond and the Cincinnati Zoo. “We are down to only four more concerts after this weekend with Robin

Lacy and Dezydeco,” Whittington said. “Please come on out and enjoy a relaxing free concert. Bring your own lawn chair.” Whittington said the night will also include a split-the-pot with all proceeds going into the fund to build a bandstand for musicians at the park to be out of the elements. “Don’t forget that on Saturday, July 20, the ‘Barcodes Band’ will be performing from 6:30 to 10 p.m.” Whittington added. “Their first engagement was rained out so we’re happy we were able to schedule a make-up date,” Upcoming concerts include performances from: • Acoustic Edge on Sat-


Robin Lacy

Joani Lacy

urday, August 10; • Off R Rockers on Saturday, August 24; • Spearpoint on Saturday, September 7; • Phoenix Rising on Sat-

urday, September 14. For more information on upcoming performances contact Whittington at (937) 444-2916.

Protecting your cucumbers in the garden BY Faye Mahaffey OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer

221 South High Street, Mt. Orab

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Cucumbers, either for pickling or slicing, have become one of the most popular planted crops in today’s home garden. Despite the fact that they require substantial growing space, they can still be grown in small gardens by training vines onto vertical structures that conserve garden space. They may also be grown in containers. The cucumber ranges in size from the small gherkin type to the long, thin slicing variety. There are also yellow and fruited varieties. As a gardener you can choose from the many varieties available to suit your needs. We all know the heartbreak of going to the garden and discovering wilted vines or spotty leaves on our beloved cucumbers. Now you must become a detective to correctly diagnose the cul-


Cucumbers in the garden

prit! Take photographs and make notes about the progression of the problems. There are some very informative fact sheets available at that will help you diagnose the problem with your cucumbers. You will be amazed at the number of possible diseases! Gummy Stem Blight and Black Rot of Cucurbits (Factsheet HYG-3126-96) can occur at any growth stage, from seedling to mature plants. The disease on fruits, in the field or in storage, is called black rot. Leaf symptoms appear as dark yellow or reddish-brown lesions in various shapes. Lesions begin at leaf margins and extend rapidly back into the leaf blade, causing curling, shriveling, and death of the entire leaf. Gummy stem

blight is caused by the fungus Didymella bryoniae. The pathogen can be seedborne or can survive on organic debris from previously infected cucurbits or on wild or volunteer cucurbits. Management of this disease includes: 1) Use only disease-free seed produced in arid western locations, 2) Dispose of crop refuse or plow it deeply to reduce survival of the fungus as soon as crop is harvested, 3) Practice crop rotation with noncucurbit crops so that cucurbits are grown only every 3 to 4 years, 4) Apply foliar-protectant fungicides on a routine basis. See the Ohio Vegetable Production Guide (OSUE Bulletin No. 672) for current fungicide recommendations. What other diseases or insects might attack your cu-

cumbers? Cucumber beetles, aphids, mites, pickle worms, bacterial wilt, anthracnose, powdery and downy mildew, Fusarium wilt, and angular leaf spot are potential problems in the cucumber-pickle planting. The early and continuous control of the cucumber beetle is critical to success in growing cucumbers. The cucumber beetle can infect the plant with bacterial wilt as early as the cotyledon stage, when seedlings are just emerging from the ground. Bacterial wilt causes plants to wilt and die. A recent issue of VegNet (OSUE Vegetable Crops) warned growers that Downy mildew was confirmed in cucumbers in Wayne and Median counties in Ohio on July 3. It will be very important to check your garden daily as we head into the hot days of July and August. Remember that you can email your gardening questions to OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer, Mike Hannah, at Starting this week, a Master Gardener will be at the Georgetown OSUE office on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 if you would like to stop by with a gardening question or problem. I am headed out to the garden to celebrate each cucumber I harvest. It’s time to make some pickles and a bowl of cucumber and onion salad!

Senior Citizens to meet


Attracting birds to your Brown County garden BY Louis Mays Contributor



Have you always wanted to know how to attract specific birds to your garden? What does it take to attract the Baltimore Oriole, woodpeckers, and song birds? The Lake Waynoka Garden Club will hold their last meeting of the season on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at the Lodge. Guest speaker will be Bob Thobaben, President of the Ohio Bird Banding Association. Bob will speak about what it takes to bring birds to your garden year round, including the introduction of various types of bird feed, water features, vegetation, bird houses, and other methods of attracting birds. You do not have to be a member of the Lake Waynoka Garden Club to attend this meeting. The

meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information about the Lake Waynoka Garden Club, contact Louis Mays, recorder, at (937) 446-2769.

West Fork Baptist to hold VBS West Fork Baptist Church will be having Vacation Bible School from July 29 through August 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 10127 West Fork Rd, Georgetown, OH 45121. For more information visit or call (937) 378-3335.

The Brown County Senior Citizens will meet on Wednesday, July 24 at the ABCAP Building in Georgetown. Potluck luncheon at l2 noon will be followed by Connie McAfee and her group from Hamersville. They will entertain us with music of our choice so come with your favorites and challenge them.

St. Mary’s Fest set With the summer heating up there is no place better to be in August than at the St Mary's Festival in Arnheim. The event is Sunday, August 4, 2013. Meals in the air conditioned dining hall are served from noon until 4:30 p.m. There are plenty of games, a country store and lots of bargains in the flea market area. Come and bring the family for some delicious home made ice cream. It's festival time once again! The event runs from noon to 6 p.m.

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Robin Lacy & Dezydeco Band return to the stage, Mt. Orab Music in the Park, Saturday July 27

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State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 66th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at: “Having your opinions and concerns heard is important to help me do the

best job I can do to make our state and community a better place,” Rep. Green said. “I encourage you to access the survey on the link provided and let your voice be heard.” Additionally, residents of the 66th District are welcome to contact Rep. Green’s office at The 66th District includes Brown County and southeastern Clermont County.

Western Brown class of ‘98 to hold reunion The Western Brown's class of 98 will be holding their 15 Year Reunion on Saturday, July 27 from 3 11:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community

Park. Pizza will be ordered for that day. Small charge of $4 per adult and $2 per kid will be collected to pay for the pizza, please

bring your own drinks. Kids welcome. Please remember this is a community park so there is no alcohol allowed. For more information


Ronald McDonald “Big Dig at the Sardinia Library” Ronald McDonald will appear in “Big Dig at the Library” at Sardinia Library on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. As part of the Dig Into Reading summer program at libraries across the country, the real Ronald McDonald will present a show

full of laughter, fun, and surprises. Ronald McDonald’s lively performances provide motivation to keep everyone reading during the summer. This family performance is free and open to the public. Call (937) 446-1565 for information.

Singing at West Fork Baptist

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Ernie Couch and Revival will be at West Fork Baptist Church Sunday July 28 at 11 am. The church is located at 10127 West Fork Rd, Georgetown, OH 45121. For more information visit or call (937) 378-3335.

Quarter auction benefit set for July 27 A Quarter Auction to benefit Addy's Seizure Warriors has been set for Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Journey Church in West Chester Township. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the auction go to raise money to train a seizure response dog for a 2 year old girl named Addy. Addy has approximately 50 myoclonic seizures a day There will be lots of do-

nated items including autographed pictures from the Bengals, Box seats field level from the Reds, Mitchell's Salon, Jacks Pets, and many, many more items will be up for auction. If you have any questions or if you would like to donate something for the auction contact randyndeb The church is located at 7974 Barret Road, West Chester Township.



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Jenning’s journey far more than a bike ride BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

Eastern High School graduate Gunner Pollitt is heading to Murray State University to compete for the Racers Bass Anglers team.


Mike Jennings has spent the past month and a half riding across America to raise awareness about unhealthy living and three organizations with local ties.

a WOW list, without wonder. As I'm doing this, I try to get the kids to write down things they would like... what would wow them? What would be something that would be amazing?” Jennings explained. “As we're doing this, as they're writing things down on their list, one of the students raised their hand and asked me, 'What's on your list?' I said, 'Well..' One of the things I said was I want to ride across the country on my bike. I kind of put my foot in my mouth and two years later that's what I'm doing.” Not something he may have expected to do, Jennings had set himself on this course when he made the decision to change his life in 2011. Approaching 290 pounds, and being forced to take blood pressure and acid reflux medicine, Jennings was inspired to change his life when his friend, Val Lewis, gave him a copy of the book “Clean” by Alejandro Hunger. The book talked about changing a few things in your life -- altering your diet, adding activities -- to become healthier. Utilizing just a few concepts, Jennings lost 14 pounds in nine days. It was then he knew he was ready to fully devote himself to becoming healthy. He started running and then bought his bike, which he began to take on rides





Georgetown High School teacher Mike Jennings rides his bike up the Lolo Pass, part of the Rocky Mountains on the Idaho-Montana border, during his ride across the country to raise awareness about unhealthy living.

throughout Brown County. It was on those rides he began to realize how differently you see things on a bike, even in a place he knew as well as Brown County. That helped convince himself of making this journey across the country. “I thought, ‘What better way to see the country then on a bicycle?’” Jennings asked. Awareness for healthy living was always going to be a major point of emphasis for the trip but Jennings realized he had the opportunity to do more. He realized he could raise awareness for some charities and foundations that were near and dear to him, specifically the Brian Grant Foundation, Rachel’s Raising Hope Foundation and Spencer’s Army. All three have local connections not only to Georgetown but to Jennings in particular. The Brian Grant Foundation, ran by the former Georgetown basketball player and NBA veteran to help combat Parkinson’s Disease, was the first to get involved. Jennings also got Spencer’s Army, ran by friend Katie Kelly, involved quickly as well. The organization helps raise funds for vascular research at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital as well as providing help to families who travel to come to the hospital. Finally, the final organization Jennings wanted apart of his ride, and maybe the closest to his heart, was Rachel’s Raising Hope, which benefited the late Rachael Underwood and her family as she went through treatment for cancer. “Rachel passed away two weeks before I left. This whole process was planned way before. I've been planning for about a year,” Jennings said. “When that happened, now it's become more of a remembrance of her, of a special woman that passed away way too young.” With the planning done, Jennings set out for Oregon at the beginning of June. He started in Astoria because of its close proximity to Portland, Ore., where the Brian Grant Foundation is based. Once he dipped his back tire in the Pacific Ocean in Astoria on June 2, Jennings set off on his journey. By the time he reached Brown County on July 10, he’d already ridden 2,900 miles. It hasn’t always been easy -- the most memorable part of the ride thus far for Jennings was the difficult hills and strong headwinds he faced in Montana early in the ride that nearly derailed the entire trip before he fought through and got to the flat lands of North

Dakota and Minnesota -but its been more rewarding than Jennings could have imagined. “It's been great. There has been times where it's been a struggle and it's hard. That was planned, You know you're gonna have that,” he said. “It's amazing of the people that you meet. You meet some amazing people and see the beauty of our country. It's gorgeous. I've had rides where I rode 70, 80 miles and it didn't feel like a ride because I'm in awe of looking around at the surroundings.” Family and friends have came out to ride with and tag alongside Jennings throughout his ride but haven’t been there the entire time. Yet, even when he was riding alone, Jennings has always got whatever help he’s needed -- though he hasn’t ran into much. By the time he reached Brown County, the only issue he faced in nearly 3,000 miles was just one flat tire. “A lot of times I've met people along the way that I've rode with. It seems like every time I need somebody, somebody'll pop up,” Jennings said. “There's been times I've had a map out looking around like I don't know where to go and then all the sudden... one time a UPS guy came and he said, 'I'm a cyclist. Can I help ya?' I was looking for a cycling trail and he was like, it's right there.” Things like that is exactly what has stuck out to Jennings the most thus far on his journey. People he has met in the small towns from Oregon to Idaho and Iowa to Indiana have left indelible impressions on him. Still, what pleases him the most so far is how he’s been able to reach people. It’s been more than he could have ever hoped for. “The key thing is, like I said, I'm out here riding a bike. As many people that have told me that I'm inspiring them, they've inspired me tenfold. Without the people that support, like on my social media – the Facebook, Twitter, all that stuff – it's just so positive,” he said. “I'm getting videos all the time from people, some people I don't even know who they are. You're getting all the support. It's just incredible. “That's what's been more inspiring than anything. I've got people following me, now, from New York (and) from all over the country. People that I've never heard of, never known before, but they send a positive message. And that's what this whole thing's about, doing something positive. That's something that anybody can do. That's been the best part of it.”

Fishing success offers local young man unique opportunity for college BY Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press It’s funny how one seemingly innocuous decision can have such a big impact on one’s life. Deciding to do one thing over another can sometimes have a lasting impact. In the case of Gunner Pollitt, a 2013 Eastern High School graduate, his choice came about six years ago on a fishing trip. The decision was simple enough -did he want to enjoy an afternoon bass fishing, his first time fishing for bass, with a family friend or did he want to take part in a tournament that just happened to be taking place at the lake they were planning to fish. Pollitt, a Lake Waynoka resident, then 12 years old, decided he take a chance and compete in the tournament. It was quite the fortuitous decision for Pollitt. He would go to finish second in that tournament, thanks to, he admitted, a little beginners luck. that would set him on an unlikely path. Already someone who liked to fish, Pollitt became enamored with fishing competitively and his drive to succeed has paid off. Thanks in part to a victory at the Murray State Open in 2011, Pollitt earned a scholarship to continue his fishing career in college at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., beginning this fall. Oddly enough, all the this became possible because of that simple enough decision he made six years ago. “Once you got a little taste of success, you want more and more,” Pollitt said on Tuesday afternoon of his second place finish as a 12-year-old. “I started practicing and really developing.” Having gotten a little taste of competitive fishing, Pollitt was hooked. He continued to fish competitively and took his first big step a little over two years ago when he joined the Walmart FLW

Tour, a top professional fishing league. Since anglers have to be at least 16 to begin competing on the FLW Tour for money, Pollitt, now 18, joined the FLW Tour late in 2011, meaning he wasn’t able to fish an entire year. However, one tournament he competed in 2011, separate of the FLW Tour, turned into his biggest achievement to date. Pollitt, who has competed in two Ohio state championships, took part in the Kentucky State Championship/Murray State Open in April 2011 with teammate Daniel Sepeck of Bethel-Tate High School. Ineligible for the Kentucky State Championship as Ohio residents, Pollitt and Sepeck’s stellar weekend on Kentucky Lake earned them the overall title at the Murray State Open. The duo’s catch of 16 pounds, 11 ounces was exactly two pounds better than the second place team. They beat 72 other teams to win the title. As the victors, the duo won a $10,000 scholarship to Murray State. It was big moment for Pollitt. “When I won the tournament I was kind of like, I'm good at this. Lets see where I can take this,” he said. “That was kind of the defining moment.” Then a though cross his mind: “Maybe I can get my college paid for just by fishing,” Pollitt remembered thinking. That’s when things began to really pick up. Pollitt continued to see success as he continued to compete in the FLW Tour’s Bass Fishing League (BFL) for the second straight year in 2012. He saw enough success that he was ranked as high as No. 20 in the Tour’s rankings for much of the season out the 160 or so anglers who compete on the tour. During his time in the BFL, Pollitt was had three top-30 finishes and has won some money despite only have the chance to CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

WB Jr. High football begins Aug. 7 The 2013 Western Brown Jr. High football season is approaching and the team is looking for players. If you are interested in participating this season you will need to know the following: •You must be currently enrolled in seventh or eighth grade at either Mt. Orab Middle School or Hamersville Elementary and Middle School; •You must have a current physical and have passed the fourth quarter of the previous school year. Interested players will need to pick up an Ex-

tracurricular/Athletic handbook from either school, complete it and bring it to practice. Packets will also be available at the free camp that will take place on July 29, 30 and 31 at Western Brown High School from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Conditioning begins on Wednesday, August 7th. Season schedules will be available at each building after July 24th and at camp. For more information, please feel free to email head coach Wendel Donathan at:



Michael Jennings still doesn’t consider himself a cyclist. Not even as he nears the finish of his 3,500 mile journey across America on his bicycle. No, Jennings would like to believe that he is a little more than just a guy who will, when finished, have ridden his bike across 13 states, from the Pacific Ocean in Astoria, Ore. to the Atlantic in Yorktown, Va. He hopes he is someone who can inspire people to better themselves. As someone who has lost 65 pounds, and counting, in the last two years and tried to raise awareness for healthy living ever since, Jennings, a health and physical education teacher at Georgetown High School, seems to fit the mold of someone who inspires pretty well. His trip across the country on his bike would seem to drive that point home. Almost on a whim, with a little nudge from one his students in a health class, Jennings planned this journey across that country that began on June 2 to promote healthy living and inspire friends, family and his students to pursue their dreams. That wasn’t all he hoped to achieve, though. He has also used this journey, what has been termed the Pedaling with Purpose: Awareness Across America Ride, to raise knowledge, and donations, for three worthy foundations with local ties. By the time he rolled through Brown County on last Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-11, Jennings felt like he was getting his point across. “Anybody can do it. I'm not a cyclist. I'm not anything special,” Jennings said in an interview last Wednesday afternoon at the Press offices. “I'm just out here riding my bike and trying to accomplish something.” The entire idea for the trip germinated as Jennings was trying to inspire his students to achieve their dreams. That’s when one enterprising Georgetown student, as they were working on a project Jennings had assigned, posed the same question to the man in the front of the room. “In one of my health classes I give what's called

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MRP hosts packed night of racing After being rained out over the holiday weekend, drivers and fans alike were anxious to get back to the racing action at Moler Raceway Park on July 12 and both would be rewarded with a fast racing surface and jam packed schedule of events, including six classes of cars and a fireworks show courtesy of Phantom Fireworks, Amelia, at intermission. After both taking impressive wins in their heat races, it looked to be a two car battle with both Chad Stapleton and Duane Chamberlain starting on the front row in the Late Model division. The two cars would stay door-to-door for the entire first three laps, battling each other furiously with Chamberlain edging Stapleton at the line before a caution came out on lap four. Chamberlain began slowly pulling away from Stapleton following the restart. A great battle ensured for third through fifth, with Bill Sheets, Alan Magner and Mike Meyers finishing in the top five. Jimmy Stricker, who won one heat race, would lead the first lap in the UMP Modified division but Matt Hamilton, who won the second heat, quickly pulled out to a big lead and cruised to a straightaway victory putting on quite a driving display as he worked his way through lapped traffic. Stricker would hang onto second and, much like during the Late Models division, the battle for third through fifth saw some great racing as Larry Pickelheimer, Jr., defending



BY Tom Moler Contributor

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Moler Raceway held its fireworks night on July 12.

track champion Jeremie Bretz and MRP newcomer Gary Hall III swapped positions throughout the race. However, Bretz would spin out on the last lap, which allowed Jimmy Lennex, Jr. to round out the top five. A special guest class would make its first-ever visit to MRP as the Outlaw four cylinders were in attendance and eager to try out a new track. Steve Cruse, Chip Mack, and Zach Ackley would run 1-2-3 for the first half of the Outlaw division A-main race but strangely enough on lap 11 all three cars would experience different mechanical issues and leave the track under caution. This odd turn of events left Dustin Gatwood with the lead and he would not relinquish it, leading the final half of the race with Stevie Thornsberry and Joe Johnson in pursuit. The Pure Stock division would return to MRP for its second visit of the season thus far and it was more of the same as Brandon Gibson would lead every lap of racing en route his victory. Charles Bowman, Tim Brearton, Joe Hurt and Dave Osterman would round out the top five in the feature event. Defending track cham-

pion Willie Butler would jump to the early lead in the Crazy Compact division feature, with a great battle for second through the first 10 laps until Michael Hensley, who had worked his way up to second from the tail, lost a wheel and flipped multiple times coming out of turn two. Hensley appeared to be OK but the race was red-flagged to clean up after the scary incident. It was all Butler on the restart as he would claim his fifth feature win in seven attempts on the season. Mike Gemmer would just nip Justin Dalton at the line to take second with Dalton, Dillan Harris and Matt Murrell rounding out the top five. The Chevette division would close out the evening’s races and on the start it was Spensor Watson, Boog Verdon and Rusty Yarger all mixing it up for the top three spots. Watson was eventually able to take control and, despite pressure from Yarger as they raced through lapped traffic, would hang on for his second win on the year. Yarger would come home second followed by Verdon, Josh Francis and Steve Pursely.

Ninth annual Bronco 5K set for Aug. 3 The ninth annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8:00 a.m. in front of Western Brown High School. Proceeds benefit the current high school cross country teams and provide college scholarships for former Bronco runners.

The first three male runners, the first three female runners, the first three male walkers and the first three female walkers receive plaques. Medals will be awarded to the top 50 percent in each division. There are 14 running divisions for both male and

females and six walking divisions for both male and female. Door prizes will be awarded by race numbers. Race day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Neu at (937) 379-1462.


Heartbreakers complete very successful season The Mt. Orab Heartbreakers just completed a very successful season by placing third during the midseason tournament in Mt. Orab. They also placed third in league play with 10 wins in 13 games! During the end of season tournaments in Bethel, the Heartbreakers placed second after playing five games in one day! It seemed as though it all came together for them yet the most important thing these girls kept close to their heart was to play as a team! Super job ladies! Heartbreaker players pictured first row, l-r: Gracie Creamer, Johannah Klette, Lindsey Gavula, Ashley Cash, Delanie Combs and Hunter Wagoner. Pictured second row, l-r: Kylie Mosbaker, Leslie Hinkle, Kayla Brown, Christie Barger and Maggie Ward. Pictured third row, l-r: Coaches Lori and Kyle Gavula and Julie and Randy Hinkle. Not pictured: Kennedy Short. Coaches and parents are very proud of the Mt. Orab Heartbreakers! Thanks for an awesome season!

Pollitt: Will fish collegiately at Murray State Another prize he was awarded for winning the Murray State Open was a Murry State jersey. It was that jersey that caught the attention of some current Murray State anglers as he was out fishing during his summers. “I met with the guys on the fishing team. It kind of built up to where I knew everyone there and more and more came,” he explained of how the chance to compete at Murray State came about. The opportunity with the Murray State Bass Anglers has Pollitt very excited. It has also allowed him to think about the possibility of making the jump to becoming a full-time professional angler sometime in the future -- even if it is just thinking about it. “I'd like to dream about doing that. There is so

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 compete in the summer. “The summer is my time. I love going out in the summer,” he said. “During the school year, I get to go a few times.” It was while he was fishing competitively the past two summers that he really began to see he had the opportunity to compete collegiately for Murray State, who is not only the current top ranked collegiate squad, among the nearly 550 clubs who participate (teams compete as clubs in college because the prize money anglers can win would violate NCAA bylaws if it was a sanctioned sport), but also won a national championship in 2009. Yet, it wasn’t just the scholarship money Pollitt won in 2011 that allowed this opportunity to come to light.

much... I have so much respect for those guys. There's so much risk in that,” Pollitt said. Still, Pollitt is eager to take advantage of the opportunity in front of him -- a chance to fish competitively in college while having some of the costs of classes offset. He plans to double major in business management and marketing before focusing on sports management and representation once he gets his bachelors degree. His hope is to one day become a sports agent. For now, though, Pollitt is just going to sit back and enjoy his moment. And, of course, fish. “I always loved fishing. It's fun,” he said. “There's nothing that can beat it. You get to be outside, enjoy the weather and catch some fish.”


Be His Feet 5K Run and Walk to benefit Moore, Okla. relief and rebuilding efforts The Be His Feet 5K Run and Walk is set to take place Aug. 10 at Russellville Elementary beginning at 8 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The Be His Feet 5K Run and Walk will benefit an Oklahoma Tornado Relief Work Trip that will take place on Nov. 24-30. The

work trip will help those affected by the recent tornadoes in Moore, Okla. Additionally, the Bethlehem Church of Christ will host a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Russellville Elementary. Two Cincinnati Reds players will serve pancakes from 9-11 a.m.

All proceeds from the run and walk and the pancake breakfast will go towards funding the work trip and the rebuild in Moore, Okla. Any interested runner or walker can pre-register at Any questions can be directed to Dennis Forsythe at (513) 289-6204.

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SATURDAY, July 20 Music in the Park Concert featuring the Barcodes Band will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Park on Saturday, July 20. This is a free concert to everyone. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the show. For questions please call Woody Whittington at (937) 444-2916.




Lake Waynoka Day is set to begin at noon and end at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Everyone is welcome. Event will include games, music, bingo, food and drinks. Open Gate for visitors. This event is being hosted by the Lake Waynoka Lions Club. Hope to see you there. Free Dinner at Mt. Orab United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Elm Street and U.S. Route 68 in Mt. Orab. All are invited to meet the new pastor, Rev. Bruce Dickerson. Brown County Tea Party Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the municipal park shelterhouse in Mt. Orab. For more information please contact Sandie at (937) 4443673. Central Ohio Opry Classic Country and Bluegrass Show will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday July 20 at the Clay Township Park (old Buford School) tickets are $8 for adults children under 12 are free. Concessions are available as well as door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Vacation Bible School at Southside Praise and Worship Center will be held on Saturday July 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for children 3 to 12 years of age. Children will learn about Jesus, make cool crafts, learn new songs, eat lunch and make lots of friends. The worship center is located at 621 East Street in Hillsboro. For more information call (937) 393-2772. SUNDAY, JULY 21 Annual Kids Fishing Tournament at T.J’s Fishing Lakes, 13493 New Harmony Shiloh Road in Mt. Orab will be held on Sunday, July 21 from noon until 5 p.m. for young people ages 16 and under. Only $10 to enter. For more information please call (937) 4443658. Brown County Democrats Picnic will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 at the Bodley Building at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. This is a rain or shine event. The club will provide soft drinks,

baked beans rolls or bread, music, board games, horseshoe, etc. For more information contact Susan Bean, president of the club. George A. Lambert American legion Post 755 Annual Picnic will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 at the Veterans Park in Sardinia (behind the library). Bring a covered dish, tableware, drinks and your family and join in the fun. For more information call Bea Fryman at (937) 442-4704. MONDAY, JULY 22 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including July 22, at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High Street. Further information is available by calling Velvet Frye at (937) 444-7237. Vacation Bible School at New Beginnings Church at Farmers’ Chapel, 3417 White Oak Valley Road in Georgetown starts on Monday, July 22 and runs through Friday, July 26 between 6 and 8 p.m. nightly. Inviting all 5 to 13 year old children. Transportation will be made available. For more information call (937) 379-9000 or (513) 617-5720. Mt. Orab Lion’s Club will meet at 6:30 on Monday, July 22 at the New Harmony Lodge, 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. A meal is included. For more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. Northern Brown Senior Center will include center activities , and the library will visit on Monday, July 22. The center is located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251. For more information contact Activity director Nancy Stegbauer at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. World Tour Vacation Bible School at Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 US Highway 68 in Mt. Orab will be held Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. For more information please contact youth pastor Wendy Purdin at (937) 444-4460 or (937) 690-9016. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Sardinia Bible Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, This year’s theme is Kingdom Chronicles...”Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth. This VBS is for children between age 3 and 6th grade on Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26. On Sunday, July 28 a 100 foot banana split will be enjoyed by all the children. The church is located at 13039 Purdy Road in Sardinia. For details call (937) 403-8494. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including July 22, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown

Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including July 22, at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY, JULY 23 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 Kids Night, will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at the Mt. Orab Gold Star from 5 to 8 p.m. The Brown County Public Library’s children’s librarian will host a story time and craft for children 12 and younger and can enjoy a free kids meal with the accompanying adult combo meal purchase. For more information call (937) 444-4387. Book Club for Adults will meet on Tuesday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 S. High Street. For more information call (937) 4441414. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, July 23 at 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 444-3877. WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester, meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information and holiday hours call Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 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, July 24 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road, Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter or spinner or who wants to

learn, is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. THURSDAY, JULY 25 Farmers Market in Georgetown has been set for each Thursday, including July 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the west side of South Main Street at the corner of S. Main and Cherry Street. Vendors please call (937) 392-1543 for information. No flea market merchandise is permitted. Ronald McDonald at Sardinia Library for the “Big Dig at the Library” event will be on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m. Ronald McDonald will present a show full of laughter, fun and surprises, which provide motivation to keep everyone reading during the summer. For more information call (937) 446-1565. Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on July 25, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Free Suppers Served at Decatur Park will be held each Thursday, including Thursday, July 25, and Thursday, August 1, and 8. The event is sponsored by the ‘We Can Help’ Food Bank in Decatur. Serving begins at 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Yoga Classes will not be offered by Thursday, July 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m on Thursday, July 25 at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Brown County Historical Society Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at the historic Pisgah Ridge Church yard on Pisgah Ridge Road, above Levanna. This meeting will feature the annual carryin dinner (picnic). In addition to the usual good things to eat and good conservation a program related to Morgan’s Raid is planned. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. These classes are open to both members and nonmembers. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Book Club for Adults will meet on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library 613 S. High Street. For more information call (937) 4441414. Georgetown Village Council will meet on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30. This meeting is open to the public. Northern Brown Senior Center will include arthritis exercises at 9:30 a.m., volleyball practice and lunch at the

COURT NEWS Property Sales Joyce M. Bruns to The National Bank of Adams County, .69 acres of land in Byrd Twp., filed 7-9-2013 Phyllis A. and General Smith to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Lot to in Bil Bee Sub., in Clark Twp., filed 7-102013, $33,334 July Latham ad James Alan Walker to Judy Latham and William M. Walker, 29.37 acres of land in Clark Twp., and 4.07 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 7-8-2013 Tracy L. Davis to Fifth Third Mortgage Company, 1.24 acres of land in Hamersville, Clark Twp, filed 7-102013, $55,000 Jennifer Drew and Sharon Shelton to Thelma L. Gray, 1 acre of land in Eagle Twp., filed 7-10-2013 Vera Seipelt to Larry W. and Linda L. Wells, 33.32 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $110,000 Gregory L. and Denise M. Huhn to Gary L. and Ann G. Dombroskie, In-Lot 2861 and In-Lot 2862 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 7-5-2013, $250,000 Wilfred E. and Betty J. Meinzen to Betty J. Meinzen, In-Lot 2280 Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 7-9-2013 Carl W. and Norma M. Weaver to Carl W. Weaver, 2.47 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 7-5-2013 Carl Connor to Jared Gabbard, 1.67 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $79,900 George W. and Diana Brown and Federal Home Loan Mortgage to Thomas Partin, 1.50 acres of land in Green Twp., filed 7-8-2013, $25,000 Oneida N. Profitt to Rachelle, Ryan, Richard, Steven, Kenneth and Larry Profitt, 25.86 acres of land in Jackson Twp., filed 7-9-2013 Barbara J. and John L. Carroll to Barbara Carroll, In-Lot 1507 in Lake Waynoka, Jackson Twp., filed 7-52013 R. & R Quality Restored Homes and Fannie Mae to Debra and Munro Munro, In-Lot 936, In-Lot 938 and In-Lot 939 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $155,500 Ronald D. and Jennifer L. Shaffer and te Bank of America, NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban De-

velopment, 3.57 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 7-10-2013 John T, Loree L. and Clarence J. Smith to John T. and Loree L. Smith, 7.89 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 7-5-2013 Clarence James Smith to John T. Smith and Theresa Griffith, 2.93 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 7-52013 Roy and Marie Lynch to Marie Lynch, 3.53 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 7-9-2013 Michael D. Allison etal to Amber D. Ali, Lot 56 whole in Fayetteville, Perry Twp., filed 7-10-2013, $48,000 James and Mary Watters to James D. Watters II, 4.73 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 7-10-2013 Michael R. Spitzmiller to Steven D. and Rebecca L. Adamson, 2 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 7-52013, $150,000 Daniel J. Van Antwerp, trustee to Virginia L. Hope, 2 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $75,000 Lorena Bellamy, etal to Lorena Belamy etal, .44 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 75-2013 Evelyn Mae Smith and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Michael L. and Rita K. Riley, 4.71 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 7-8-2013, $80,000 Karen A. Sutton and Fannie Mae to Janice Ferguson and Mindelyn Kuntz, Lot 1 in Cumberland Meadows Sub. in Sterling Twp., filed 7-102013, $75,000 Countrytyme Servicing, LLC to Justin H. Houston, Lot 18 in Hess Road Farms Sub. in Sterling Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $5,000 Wells Fargo Bank, NA and David A. Hurt to Secretary of Housing and urban Development, 1.32 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 7-10-2013 James Poole to Z S Investments, LLC, 64.17 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $225,000 Thomas A. and Traci L. Burbage to Mark and Susan Kinder, 9.85 acres and 7.40 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 7-9-2013, $34,000 Brenda Chance to Jessica Chance, Steven Woods and Jamie Hughes, Lot 100 and Lot 101 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 7-5-2013 Keith and Judy Herrmann to

Danny Tuel, Lot 14A in Herrmann’s Sub. in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 79-2013, $8,000 Jerome C. and Janet S. Stohlman to Sean M. and Debi J. Sizemore, .18 acres and .19 acres of land in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 75-2013, $54,000 Michael C. Miller, etal to Jeff Wilson, 25.43 acres of land in Washington Twp., filed 7-8-2013, $253,000 Lonnie R. McKinzie to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., In-Lot 42A whole in Kennedy Addition in Sardinia, Washington Twp., filed 710-2013, $32,667 George and Sheila Ellis to Christina Lynn Elliott, Lot 34 in Village at Wills Point in Mt. Orab, filed 7-10-2013, $116,000

Marriages Brandy Johnson, 32, Ripley, homemaker to marry Marty Bryant, 37, Ripley, construction, filed 7-82013 Desirae Nicole Meisberger, 23, Mt. Orab, general manager to marry Ronald Alan Harmon, Jr., 23, Mt. Orab, roofer, filed 7-10-2013

Probate Lola E. Gelter, Russellville, case #20131143, DOD 4-20-2013, filed 78-2013 Roy D. Johnston, Williamsburg, case #20131143, DOD 5-27-2013, filed 7-9-2013 Carl W. White, Manchester, case #20131145, DOD 7-1-2013, filed 710-2013

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Jarett Young versus Total Quality Logistics, case #20130492, filed 7-8-2013, Action: administrative appeals Community Trust Bank, Inc., versus The estate of Gerald Polley, case #20130495, filed 7-8-2013, Action: foreclosures Nationstar Mortgage LLC versus Dexter W. Campbell, case

#20130496, filed 7-8-2013, Action: foreclosures Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance versus Jeff A. Purdy, case #20130497, filed 7-9-2013, Action: quiet title complaint Tina M. Howlett versus Joshua S. Vernon, case #20130498, filed 79-2013, Action: stalking Wilmington Trust Company versus Sherry Parrott, case #20130499, filed 7-0-2013, Action: foreclosures Cach, LLC versus Carol J. Cunningham, case #20130502, filed 710-2013, Action: other civil Wells Fargo Bank, N versus Martin Thomas, case #20130506, filed 7-10-2013, Action: foreclosures Connie Patrick, Brown County Treasurer versus Cornelius Collins, case #20130507, filed 7-10-2013, Action: foreclosures U.S. Bank National Association versus Thomas Day, case #2013508, filed 7-10-2013, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Nancy B. Dabe, Sardinia versus Scott Dabe, Sardinia, case #20130491, filed 7-8-2013, Action: termination of marriage Brenda L. Schram, Williamsburg versus David T. Schram, case #20130493, filed 7-8-2013, Action: domestic violence Jeannie L. Jackson, Georgetown versus Edward T. Jackson, Georgetown, case #20130494, filed 782013, Action: domestic violence Chazney Magness, Mt. Orab versus Cole Magness, Cincinnati, case #20130500, filed 7-10-2013, Action: termination of marriage Aaron Osborne, Mt. Orab versus Katie Osborne, Mt. Orab, case #20130501, filed 7-10-2013, Action: termination of marriage Laura Klump, Robertsdale, AL versus Chanel Pruette, Felicity, case #20130503, filed 7-10-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Azucena Steele, Jefferson City versus Mark Steele, Bethel, case #20130504, filed 7-10-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A. Tracie Sherman, Anchorage, AK, versus Donald Sherman, Hamersville, case #20130505, filed 7-10-2013, Action: U.R.E.S.A.

center on Thursday, July 25. The center is located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251. For more information contact Activity director Nancy Stegbauer at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, JULY 26 Free Knitting and Crocheting Classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, July 26 Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 543-3137. Agape Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 26. This pantry is sponsored by the Fayetteville United Methodist Church. It is located at 61 East Humber Street and is for Perry Township residents only. SATURDAY, JULY 27 Phileo Ministries, Clothing Ministries of Tri County Baptist Church will be open on Saturday July 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Music in the Park Concert, featuring the Robin Lacy & Dezydeco Band will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the free concert. For more information contact Woody Whittington at (937) 444-2916. Car Show at the Corner, sponsored by the Williams Corner Church of God will be held on Saturday, July 27. Free registration between 9 and 11 a.m., awards at 1 p.m. The church is located 6162 St. Rt. 132 in Goshen. For more information please call (513) 2881977. Ice Cream Social at the Taylor’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 2460 Greenbush West Road, Williamsburg (Sterling Township), on Saturday, July 27 beginning at 5 p.m. Event will include sandwiches, pies, cakes and beverages in addition to ice cream. Quarter Auction to Benefit Addy’s Seizure Warriors will be held on Saturday, July 27 at Journey Church, 7974 Barret Road in West Chester Township. Doors open at 6 p.m. This event is to rais money to train a seizure response dog for a two year old girl named Addy who has approximately 50 myoclonic seizures a day. Anyone wishing to help in this venture please email Annual Brown County 5K Run and Fitness Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, July 27 will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds in Georgetown. This race is for both walkers and runners. For more information please call the extension office at (937) 3786716. UPCOMING EVENTS Northern Brown Senior Center will include Bingo and other center activities on Monday, July 29. The center is located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251. For more information contact Activity director Nancy Stegbauer at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. Brown County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Committee Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at Chatfiled College Library. Please join us for a tour of the campus and an opportunity to meet and network with fellow business women in the community. Business Expo and Job Fair, sponsored by the Brown County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. Event will include food vendors, employers, local businesses, education, community organizations, door prizes and much more. Free admission. Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will meet on Thursday, August 1 at 10 a.m. in room A of the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe. For more information call (740) 7755030. ext. 103. Peace Lutheran Church 100 Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 4 and everyone is invited the church is located at 10581 Day Hill Arnheim Road, Georgetown. For more information please call (937) 446-2747. Power over Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6 at the Villa Georgetown Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 4 p.m. Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease is difficult. It is common to feel scared and alone. For more information call (937) 378-4178. Pike Township Trustees Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 1 and on Thursday, August 15 at the township office/community building located at 12700 SR 774. For more information contact Jenny Lind, fiscal officer, at (937) 444-7418. Northern Brown Senior Center will include arthritis exercises at 9:30 a.m.,

Volleyball practice and lunch is out, on Friday, August 1. The center is located at St. Martin Hall, 20864 St. Rt. 251. For more information contact Activity director Nancy Stegbauer at (513) 875-2317, voice mail #3. Mt. Holly Christian Chapel Christian Country Gospel Singing will be held on Friday, August 2 and Friday, August 16 at the chapel, 2141 E. Ohio Pike in Amelia. For more information contact Dan Cook at (513) 509-7312 or Kevin Cain at (513) 602-4653. Brown County’s Morgan’s Trail Battlefield Marker Dedication will be held on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 10 a.m. with a guided auto tour starting at the new Harmony Church parking lot. Official dedication will take place at 7:30 p.m. with the dedication of the Morgan’s Trail Battlefield Marker at the Brown County Courthouse. For more information call Dr. Ned Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. Annual St. Mary’s Festival in Arnheim will be held on Sunday, August 4. Meals served from noon until 6 p.m. Outside activities conclude at 6 p.m. Event will include cow races, quilt raffle and lots of items in the silent auction. Country store will be open. Meals are only $9 for adults and $4 for youth. Please join us in a day of fun. Union#71 Masonic Lodge of Ripley Meeting will be held on Monday, August 5. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow. Meeting are held in the speed format to facilitate quicker meeting times. Lake Waynoka Garden Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 at the Lake Waynoka Lodge. Bob Thobaben, President of the Ohio Bird Banding Association will present a special program on bird identification. For more information contact Louis Mays at (937) 446-2769. Maysville, KY Oktoberfest is scheduled for Friday, August 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday, August 10 from noon until 10 p.m. For more information visit Brown County Sugar Helpers Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 12 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Anyone interested in learning more about diabetes, this meeting is the place to be. Event will include special speakers, educational material, diabetic recipes and more. Please join us and bring a friend. BrownCounty Beekeepers will meet in regular session at the Mt. Orab Park on Tuesday, August 13. for more information call (937) 393-6586 or (937) 618-1332. Rescheduled Basil Green Memorial Gospel Concert will be on Saturday, August 31 at the Mt. Orab Park, 221 South High Street (SR 68) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Featured performers include Mark Trammel Quartet, Doug Green, Third Generation, Pure Heart and Rob Hatcher. For more information call (513) 304-6264. Brown County Health and Wellness Foundation Scholarship Committee Golf Outing will be held on Friday, September 6, beginning with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Friendly Meadows Golf Course in Hamersville. The cost of the outing is $75 and includes 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch after the outing. Anyone interested in participating please call Teri Baumann at (937) 378-7712. New Hope School Reunion has been set for Sunday, September 8 at noon (12 p.m.) at the Pork Shelter on the Brown County Fairgrounds. All New Hope School attendees are welcome. For more information call Vicky Cox at (954) 815-2004 or 3rd Annual Strut Your Mutts, Paws by the River will be held from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 in the Village of New Richmond. The event will include music, contests, games for the kids, exhibits, presentations, adoptions and photo opportunities with our pets, lots of food and of course a parade at 2 p.m. with the pet blessing immediately following. For more information and registration forms for vendors and rescues visit or call (513) 797-1881. 3-D Archery Benefit Shoot - ‘Shooting for Racks’ will be held on Saturday, September 21. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golden Hawks Archery Club, 3162 St. Rt. 222 in Bethel. For more information contact Jeff Hazenfield at (513) 309-9491 pr Diana Smit at (513) 218-6113 or visit Entertainment Schedule for 2013 Brown County Fair will include Chris Higbee and Darryl Worley on Tuesday, September 24, Good Time Cloggers, The Waynoka Dandyliners, Harkies Hoedowners, and The Liberty Band on Thursday, September 26, Harold Tolle, Kenner Old Time String Band, David Wayne and The Vandells on Friday, September 27 and Andy Sims, Beverly Grover and Jo-El on Saturday, September 28.



FRIDAY, July 19 Brown County Singing Convention will meet at The Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 U.S. 68 in Mt. Orab, on Friday, July 19. Anyone with a special song, poem or any other God-given talent, please come and share it, or just come and enjoy a fun time of fellowship. For more information contact Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259.



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The Brown County Health Department is accepting applications for a department Secretary. Prior office clerical experience required, prior governmental agency experience preferred. Individual must be able to provide proof of a valid Ohio driver’s license and proof of insurance on personal vehicle. Duties include but are not limited to: Answering phones, opening mail, typing letters, data entry, and assisting Environmental Staff. Minimum typing speed requirement is 50 wpm.

One Bedroom Ground Level Units Stove-Refrigerator Furnished All Utilities Included Except Phone and Cable On Site Laundry

62 Years of Age or Older, Handicap/Disabled, Regardless of Age Call for more information “This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer” TDD-1-800-750-0750 Relay Service

This is a FT, 40-hour per week position with benefits. A resume and an application will be required from each candidate. Resumes may be mailed (no phone calls) and applications can be picked up from our office at:

Brown County Health Department 826 Mt. Orab Pike Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Or email resumes to:

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

SCOTTWOOD COMMONS APARTMENTS 205 Western Ave. Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 937-444-4101 1-2-3 Bedroom Units 1 and 2 Bedroom Handicap Units Stove-Refrigerator Furnished Water - Garbage - Sewage Included Call for More Information

Carl Ritter Trucking 513-625-7072

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DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM SERVICES CLERMONT SENIOR SERVICES seeks a qualified Director for its Community Services Division. Includes senior management of Transportation, Nutrition, Communications, Lifelong Learning and Volunteer Resources Departments with pr/communications work. Must be detail-oriented and able to establish and carry-out goals/objectives for division functions consistent with Agency policies and procedures. Background in aging services desirable. Management and budget experience essential. Please share salary requirements and submit resume to:

Cindy Gramke Executive Director/CEO Clermont Senior Services, Inc. 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive Batavia, OH 45103 or email to: EOE

STOP BY FOR A JOB TOUR We may have the right career for you ...or for someone you know Our staff have rewarding careers as Direct Service Professionals working PT/FT, 2nd/3rd shift supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who live in their own family-style homes in Milford/Goshen area. We would like to introduce you to our career opportunity if you have a GED/HS diploma, a valid driver license with good driving record, acceptable background check, and are at least 18 years of age. Stop in any Tuesday morning at 10 or 11 or Thursday afternoons at 1, 2 or 3 and tour with us! Or call for a day/time more convenient. You may just find it in your heart to be a member of our team.

Community Concepts, Inc. 6699 Tri-Way Dr., Mason, OH 45040 513-229-2281 Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Environment

STNAs NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Please contact Angie Long at 513-528-0267 (email) Or stop in at: VNA Healthtrends 776 Old State Rt 74, Cincinnati, OH 45245 513-528-0267 (office) We are on the Lower Level of Eastgate Village Apartments







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RIPLEY SCHOOLHOUSE APARTMENTS Ripley Schoolhouse Apartments, 25 North Second Street, Ripley Ohio 45167 is currently accepting applications for one & two bedroom apartments. These apartments are for persons 62 years of age or older or Handicapped/Disabled regardless of age. To receive an application, please call: 937-378-6603 TDD 1-800-750-0750 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Professionally managed by Brown County Senior Citizens Council

WESTERN RUN APARTMENTS 205 Western Avenue Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 937-444-4101

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

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Clermont Senior Services is seeking part-time Home Health Aides to provide care for older adults in the Clermont County area. Competitive Wages, Flexible Schedules and Mileage Reimbursement. Qualified applicants must be a STNA, or have a Certificate of Training from an approved Nurse Aide Course. Apply in person at:

Sports Reporter wanted for The Brown County Press. Ideal candidate needs to have writing experience and the ability to produce quality stories under deadline pressure. Photography skills, pagination a plus.

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

Email resume to: Attention: BCP SPORTS REPORTER

July 28, 2013 • 1 to 6 p.m. 65 Haton Road | Winchester OH 45697

(937) 217-2430

Old Furniture: VICTORLA Talking Machine – VV-1X - 338086 – 1906; Columbia Grafonola Talking Machine – Widener’s Shoppe; Old China Cabinet; Necchi Cabinet Sewing Machine; Couch and Love Seat; Old Red Velvet Couch and Chair; Rocking Chair; Pie Safe; Sellers Kitchen Cabinet; Maple Desk - 25” x 42”; Walnut Bedroom Suite – 3 pieces; Old Bedroom Suite; Iron Bed; Large Trunk for Clothing; Metal Baby Bed; Chairs, Chairs, Chairs and Pieces; Knick Knacks; Night Stand; Lamps. Appliances: Washer and Drier; Deep Freeze – Crosley; Refrigerator – Whirlpool; Water Heater- 50 Gallon – Reliance 606 - 50” x 30” x 2 ½”. Stoves: - Old Cast Iron Wood Stove – 36” x 3’; Small Allen Fuel Oil Heater. Tractor - Farmal B – early 50’s – needs overhauled. Truck - 1986 Chevy – 89,000; Cattle Racks – Metal - for Chevy Truck. Cane Mill on rubber PHOEN Foundry, Parker Hood, Ripley, Ohio; Oak Whiskey Barrel; Butter Churn; Milk Cans; Tools; Scaffolding; Stone Burs –Pat. AUC VV1871, Indianapolis, Indiana; Bowling Alley Piece – Maple - 10” x 40” x 2 ½”; Wooden Extension Ladder; Aluminum Extension Ladder; Tow Bar; Shovels; Dollies; Sears Band Saw; Craftsman 12” Plainer; Wood Lathe; Table Vice; 3-point Fork for Round Bales; Hand Corn Sheller; Root Cutter Horse Plow; Old Horse Drawn Manure Spreader Terms: Cash on day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made the day of the sale will take precedence over previous advertising. Note: Lots of interesting items. Purchased items must removed the day of sale. Mr. Evans was an Antique Restorer and Seller off of Eckmansville-Decatur Road just out of Cherry Fork OH - many miscellaneous parts available. All items priced. Call above number for inquires.


APPLY IN PERSON AT: 4073 Tollgate Road Batavia, Ohio Office hours: M-F 9:00am-3:00pm 513-724-0094

1-2-3 Bedroom Units 1 and 2 Bedroom Handicap Units Stove, Refrigerator Furnished Water - Garbage - Sewage Included



Now Hiring Class A CDL Drivers. Must have clean record and pass drug test. Good equipment, steady work, mostly local with some overnights. Retirement and health insurance available. Bonus & Performace Incentives. Call 937-444-3717.




DRIVERS- $2000 sign on! Competitive Benefits. Avg. income 2011 $61K. CDL-A, 1yr OTR req. A&R Transport - Jason 888-202-0004.

WANTED: UP to 20 people to accept the Weight-Loss Challenge. Lose weight, earn CASH, feel better, have more energy, enter today. For registration or information, call Sue @ 937-515-8488 or Carmen @ 937-444-0118.

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EXPERIENCED Interior Trim Carpenters For More Info. Call


$500 Sign on bonus Class A CDL with experience. Regional position, tanker endorsement a plus, not required. Percentage Pay, Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140. DRIVERS: GREAT Pay, Benefits & Hometime! Haul Flatbed OTR. CDL-A, 2yrs Exp. EEO/AA 800-628-3408. DRIVERS: NEW Short Haul openings get you home 2-3 times a week! No-touch freight, newer Pete’s and great pay/benefits. 877-660-0474.

200 - HELP WANTED CARRINGTON FARM Supply - Accepting applications for part-time office assistant. Candidate must be willing to work a consistent 3 days a week, with flexible hours/additional hours during the spring and fall seasons. Duties include, but are not limited to: accounts payable, inventory entry, payroll, answering phones and waiting on customers. Candidate MUST be highly motivated, able to work in a fast paced environment, a competent multi-tasker, sound work ethic, able to work independently and detail oriented with emphasis on accuracy. Ideal candidate would have prior Accounts Payable experience and a solid work history. Please submit resume and references to: 69 Race Street, Georgetown, OH 45121.

SEMI DRIVER NEEDED 25 years old, clean CDL Class A with 2 years experience. OTR Flat bed. Home weekends. Call 937-446-1707.





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MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED for large apartment complex in Georgetown. Must supply own tools, have reliable transportation and have basic skills in painting, electrical and plumbing. Drug screen & criminal background check required. Please send resume to or apply in person: Georgetown I/ Markley Square Apartments 610 Markley Ave. Georgetown, OH 45121 Or fax to: 1-740-397-2029 TDD # 419-526-0466 “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider, and Employer”

PART-TIME DENTAL Assistant needed. Experience preferred. Please send resume to 307 West Plum St., Georgetown, Ohio 45121. SERVICE TECH for Overhead Crane & Hoist company, responsible for performing maintenance, service and installation of indoor overhead cranes. Training available, electrical knowledge helpful. Perform other job-related duties as assigned, work with hand tools, good customer service skills, strong technical/mechanical aptitude a plus as well as overhead crane experience. Driver’s license needed as travel is required. Apply at: START UP positions available for a new division of an existing company located in Georgetown, Ohio. We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated, mechanical minded individuals looking for an entry level position with room for growth. General machine shop duties include operating radial drill press, lathe, horizontal and vertical band saw, grinders, etc. Positions to be filled include fabricators, welders, and Please call 513-286-7700 for information and to apply.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED 1 BR, 1ba, utility room, No Pets. Georgetown $350/mo., 314 W. Grant. 513-876-3105 2 & 3br, washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, $650$800/mo. Mt. Orab area. 937-728-9694. 2BR APARTMENTS w/attached garage in a 1-story tri-plex w/an equipped kitchen & laundry room, ample closet space, patio & a yard. No steps, private street. Darling apartments. Utilities not included. Small pets allowed. Located at the Sandstone Estates, a mature-living community in Mt. Orab. 513-625-4522. 3BR, 1.5BA split level w/steps, $400/mo. plus deposit. No pets. 312 W. Grant, Georgetown, 513-876-3105. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. BATAVIA - 2br, 1ba, $530/mo plus deposit. 513-561-4014.


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

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

LYTLE TRACE Senior Apartments. 62 & over, rent subsidized, secure building, free utilities, on-site laundry, pets allowed. Call 513-724-3358. TTY 800-750-0750.

300 - APTS. UNFURNISHED MAIN ST. in Georgetown, 2br, 1ba. $395/mo. Also have in Bethel a mobile home in country on private lot $525/mo. Call 937-444-5223. MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouses Start at $565 With discount. Visit our website:

or call 513-532-5291 or 937-515-3092 Ask about our student, senior & other discounts

MT. ORAB, 2br, 1.5ba townhouse, Mill St. equipped kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 plus utilities, $470/deposit, no pets, good credit, reference check required. July vacancies, 937-442-3275. NEW 2BR duplex apartment, near Rt. 32, large attached garage, C/A, $650/mo plus deposit, no pets. 513-876-2781 or 513-310-3395. RENT SPECIAL *1st month is free rent with paid security deposit. Keep your rent current & your 6th month rent is also free. Georgetown I Apartments Accepting Applications for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments at Georgetown Apartments, 401 Marshall Avenue, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. Apply at: 610 Markley Avenue, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or call for details at 937-378-6460. Stove refrigerator, and on site laundry. Possibility of rental assistance. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD # 419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” *Some restrictions may apply. RIPLEY EFFICIENCY, 1 & 2BR apartments for rent, utilities not included, no pets. $200assemblers. Background $350/mo. check required. 419-490-3540. WILLIAMSBURG/ GEORGETOWN - Efficiency 3br. Trash paid. Beautiful setting, spacious apartment homes. Rents $319-$750. Call to view 513-365-4000.

307 - MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3BR, 1BA, 2-car garage on 4-acres. WBSD, ready Aug. 1st, garbage included, $625/mo. plus $625/dep. 937-213-2206. COUNTRY, CLEAN, convenient, 2br, 1ba, central heat/air, on Lake w/small storage barn, 1/2-mile to highway, near Bethel, no pets. $500/mo., 513-310-0646 or 937-379-2277. HAMERSVILLE - 3br, 1ba, appliances, carpet, central air, $595/dep., $595/rent. No Pets! 513-200-9909 or 513-797-7278.


I WANT TO RENT YOUR HOME! 3 bedroom 1-story home Easy Access to SR 32 Need Immediate Occupancy 937-402-4387 PROFESSIONAL LEASING Company looking for 30+ acre parcels in SW Ohio. We provide income to land owners for limited use of property. Call Chris 513-675-8206.



901 - SALES

FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000

ANTIQUES WANTED! Old toys, crocks, signs, Indian artifacts, bottles, vases, coins (before 1964), primitives. See me Monday 10am-5pm at the Olde Piano Factory Antique Mall 307 N. Second Street Ripley, Ohio or call Kay at 513-313-0338 anytime.

3-FAMILY YARD Sale - 11559 Fite Hauck Rd., Sardinia. Aug. 2nd & 3rd, 9am-6pm. Big furniture, baby items, name brand clothing, Americana country decor, housewares, children’s books & lots more!

513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres) FOR SALE Mt. Orab. 15376 Bodman Rd. Manufactured home on 3-fenced acres, 3-bedroom, 2-bath, new central air & flooring throughout, fully equipped including washer and dryer $99,500. Call Dennis Wright 937-213-2060. Immediate occupancy.

403 - MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503.

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

Asking $199,500 Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available) LOT FOR Sale - .721 acre wooded lot, priced to sell, located on Titus Place Cul-de-sac within Mt. Orab’s Beacon Hill Subdivision. Call 937-689-4266.

409 - LAND FOR RENT 13-ACRE FIELD available for lease in Batavia. Has had crops on it in past, currently covered in clover. Call Chris 513-675-8206.

415 - COMMERCIAL FELICITY REDUCED Commercial Building, former restaurant, $18,900, w/equipment $28,900. Call Angie w/Alegna Realty 513-349-9056.

501 - CHILD CARE DAYCARE HUGS & KIDS, LLC. 6th & Willow St., Williamsburg Call Dorothy Lewis 513-218-7471 or Stephanie Lewis 859-801-0125

504 - BUSINESS SERVICES IF YOU need Bushhogging, Mowing, Tilling, Grading or Loader Work Call Mike. Also available for rent. 937-515-0947.

506 - CLEANING IT’S SPRINGTIME! Time to think about some Spring Cleaning! I have great references & great rates. I also clean weekly & bi-weekly. Call 513-255-4342

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

607 - FIREWOOD FOR SALE Firewood, sold by State Regulations, u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service call Cox Firewood at: 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message or call 937-515-5829 Located 3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome Credit Cards Accepted

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE SEAMAN GREAT HUNTING, 17.62 acres, 3 bedroom mobile home w/attached 1-room cabin, 2 bedroom mobile, separate septics, 10-acres farmable, $65,000. Call 937-695-0104.

MAKE SOME DOUGH Sell through the Classifieds!

The Brown County PRESS Call 513-732-2511 to place your ad.

CASH PAID TODAY! Antiques • Jewelry • Furniture • Appliances • Gold • Silver • Records • Tools • All Collectibles • Household • Estates • Used Cars • 30 Year Buyer

Almost Anything! 937-378-2850 937-378-1819

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES CHINCHILLAS, HEDGEHOG, Green Cheek Conure, Chameleon Bearded Dragon, cages included. Good homes only. 937-618-2525.

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

937-515-2692 BIKES FOR Sale, 1-20” Next Brand Power Climber, 18 speed, boy or girl bike, $60.00, like new; 1-20” Next Brand Tiara Pro, 21 speed girl bike, $60.00, like new; 1-9” boy’s small bike, Superman model, $10.00, like new, 937-444-3164.

FOR SALE: New electric fence supplies, including fence chargers, insulators, wire, etc. at 50% off retail price. Large amount available. Klayton Juillerat. Call 937-205-5256. O-GAUGE TRAIN Set complete. Original Pkg., quality, sound, switches, freight & passenger cars, over $750 orginal sell at $450. Call 513-231-0277. SOLID OAK roll top desk, $350 OBO. 937-618-2525. TAN LEATHER sofa & recliner chair, like new, $1500. LG. portable air conditioner, 9000 BTU, $300. 937-515-6952. WHIRLPOOL CABRIO Dryer, black. Like new, runs great, only 6-years old. $200 OBO. Contact 513-256-8016.


3-FAMILY- JULY 26 & 27. Oak flooring, 5th wheel hitch, Harley Davidson misc., country decor, Christmas decor, (Dept. 56 North Pole Village), toys, baby clothes, adult clothes, Longaberger, lots misc. 314 E. Main St., Mt. Orab 9am-4pm. Rain date August 2 & 3. ESTATE SALE - July 19th & 20th, 8-4pm, 13920 Boyd Rd., Mt. Orab. Numbered wildlife prints, furniture, holiday items, refrigerator, freezer, table saw, hammer drill (new), lots more! HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices. MULTI-FAMILY YARD Sale Thurs., July 18 thru Sat July 20 (9am-6pm) & Thurs., July 25 thru Sat July 27 (9am-6pm) 3218 Pleasant Hill Rd. in Mt. Orab. If you need kid’s clothing, you won’t want to miss this sale! HUGE selection of baby/kids clothes for summer & winter seasons! Girls Clothing: newborn thru size 7, Boys Clothing: newborn thru size 4, Children’s costumes. Coats, Shoes, Toys, Maternity Clothing, Adult Clothing women & men), Household Items, New & Used Vera Bradley purses/bags, Handmade Jewelry, Handmade baby/children’s hats. Stop in & see what we have for you! REFORMED HOARDER Sale! July 19th & 20th, 8am-4pm, 4032 North SR 123, Fayetteville/Blanchester area. Furniture, curio cabinet, Alfred Dunner clothing, holiday, household, you name it, we have it! YARD SALE - Aug. 2nd & 3rd, 9am-5pm, 5/miles north of Mt. Orab on 68. Commercial grade bandsaw, 12” planer, routers, sanders, lots of craft plans, some craft material, 5ftx8ft trailer w/ramp, knives, watches, lots of books & lots of other good stuff, 18ftx20ft tent w/sides & ends, folding tables, metal folding chairs, stainless steel double deep fryer.


WHITE MAYTAG side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker, gas range and dishwasher in good condition. $500.00 937-378-2009.

807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE 1982 TOYOTA SRS P/U L/B - 5spd, 106K/Miles, runs good, $1000 OBO. 937-444-4386.


MARK WANTS running, wrecked, dead cars and trucks. Now paying $150 - $400/cash for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774 1995 FORD Mustang GT convertible, 302 auto, loaded, $5900.00. Runs & looks great. Top in great condition. 513-535-2778. JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

809 - RECREATIONAL VEHICLES GO-CART FOR sale. Runs good! Must see! 937-446-2696, ask for Randy.

901 - SALES GARAGE SALE - Lots of good items, Thurs., Fri., Sat., July 25th, 26th, 27th, 8am-?? 500 SR 286, Sardinia.




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R E A L E S T A T E & Auction

1346373 - Ripley - Business opportunity! Own a retail music store & established Recording Studio set up & recording!! 6 rentable storage units for add'l income. All of this on .13 ac w/public utilities. Total renovation on bldg. TURN KEY OPERATION. $159,900

1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store ILY in the heart I - FA M T L U M of Mt. Orab. 1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900 1353932 Decatur Get ready to move! Newer roof, furnace (York), electric service, flooring, 18'& above ground pool. 4BD, 2BA. Total kitchen renovation, fully equipped. Hdwd under all carpet. Detached garage built in 2000. Gorgeous slightly rolling lot can be divided. $89,900 PRIC




Bert Thomas

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1366438 - Mt. Orab - MUST SEE!! Beautiful bilevel nestled in the heart of Mount Orab. 3BD 2BA. Minutes from 68 and 32. $107,900 EC PRIC

1363729 - Georgetown - 3000 sqft L/A. Historic home full of period touches. Natural wide baseboards, pocket drs &a parlor to name a few. New hdwd flooring & total DR renovation in '10. Enclosed back porch '08. Furnace, HWH, windows, roof & all plumbing '04. $148,500.




1331501 - Mt. Orab - 3 BR 2BA Full brick home on a picturesque 1.4 acre setting. Almost 2000 sq. ft. of living area. Newer roof and laundry room. The tiered decking on the rear serves as an add'l recreation area w/lots of mature shade. This is the first offering in this arena. Call Bert or Dominic for more details! $129,500

1322164 - Williamsburg - Beautiful Sears & Roebuck home situated on a quiet town ING double lot. Pristine hardwood PEND SOLD floors (Oak down & Pine up). Arched doorways, wide baseboards, french doors to enclosed back porch. Fenced yard. 1 car garage. Partial poured basement. $78,500

MLS#1328251 - Mt. Orab - All brick in exclusive Beacon Hill subdivision MBR suite with tray ceiling and 2 roomy walk-in closets. Huge family room which leads to a beautiful Florida room. Cathedral ceilings. work shop & flower garden in rear of home. 2 c att gar. $209,900

1344978 - Lake Waynoka - Immaculate two story brick home w/hugh cov. back porch. Brand new gourmet kit w/island. Huge living room. Open foyer. MBR bath has custom built vanity & Jacuzzi tub. Entire house freshly painted. >3300 sq ft L/A & a full bsmt. All on 3 lots. $215,000

Cell: 937-213-0902


1258238Sardinia3BD, 2BA, Almost 1500 sq.ft. of open living area. Master BD suite. Dining Rm. & Equipped eat-in Kitchen. Large front deck & covered back porch. Affordable living seconds off St. Rt. 32. Back yard completely privacy & fenced. 2 car carport. $79,900

1355240- Mt. Orab- Total renovation*Modules have movable walls to set office space up to suit your needs*Newer HVAC, elec service, wndws (on tanning side)*HWH & flring thru-out *Tanning business sold separately *New stone facade *Office furniture is negotiable. $165,000. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Established Tanning Business for sale operating out of this bldg. Includes 4 Envy 434-3F Beds w/deco lites and a stand-up bed. Call Bert for more details. $25,000. 1243844 Investment opportunity! Nothing to do but take over the rent roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh paint on exterior. $147,500 PRIC




1337896 Mt. Orab First offering! Full brick quad level home built like a fortress! 4BD, 2.5 BA. Former construction res./business office. Built in sound system, built in drafting table, 1st. floor MBR suite, WBFP, Hdwd under carpets. Cedar lined closets. Corner lot. $149,900

1358528 - Georgetown - WOW! All brick home w/brand new roof, paint & flring* Both baths & kit. fully renovated* 3BD, 2BA. Open foyer w/ceramic flring & closet *Fam. Rm. w/bar & wall of french doors* Deck w/lanai*2 walk in clsts in MBR suite*Coy pond* Beautifully landscaped. $137,500 D PE


1342936 Mt. Orab Unique bilevel home *Front bay wndw lined w/oak inside. 3BD. 3BA. *full shower in LL & covered deck off main level *Freshly painted *wood slat blinds *blt in whole house surge protector, exterior windows are ultra violet protected *Affordable util. bills. $119,900

Georgetown - Walk back in time as you enter the front door of this magnificent home! 3BD, 1.5 BA. Double parlor, fluted wdwk w/rosettes. Wide baseboards & a cherry bannister. A dry cellar underneath. This home has a secure, local alarm system which can be transferred to the new owner. $74,500

$149,900 Lake Waynoka Home



1336285 -Georgetown - Great investment opportunity or home to raise your family. This 3 BR 2 Ba home is ready to move-in. Unique as it could function as a one or two family. New carpet, fresh paint, oversized 2 car gar. 1+ acre on public water & sewer w/2 separate taps. $72,500

1341011 - Lewis TwpHardwood & laminate flooring thru-out. 3BD, 2BA. Ready to move-in! Lg. eat-in kitchen w/plenty of storage. Concrete slap completely underneath. Great home at an affordable price!! $62,500




1342940 - Mt. Orab - Simply Amazing! Cathredral ceilings, expansive stone/ ceramic work, exclusive lighting pkg, hdwd style laminate flooring. Hanstone quartz counter tops. French door leads to nautical playland, w/pool. Back yard fully fenced. Not a drive by!!!. $139,900


1355243- Lake Lorelei- Park-like setting for this well built G DIN cedar sided PEN D L SO home w/separate mother-in-law suite. 2BD, 2BA. *Huge family/florida rm*Brick wall fireplace*Counter bar in kit*3 car gar. all together.* 4 wooded lots* Horseshoe pit & fountain* Short walk to lake. $119,900

MLS#1360466 - Georgetown - New Construction *2250 sq.ft. Ranch w/ceramic work second to none *Open flr plan *Ceramic wbfp*MBR suite w/dbl walk-in closets *Family Rm w/walk-out to covered bk porch *20x20 matching shed in rear *Att. 2 car gar *Prof. landscaped w/fountain. $157,500 SOL




Mt. Orab Beautiful all brick home in prestigious Beacon Hill Sub-division. 3 BR 2Ba home which sits on .88 professionally landscaped ac. Brick gas log F/P. Dining area opens into huge family room w/walk-out. MBR suite w/ dbl walk-in closet. Private back patio. 3 car gar. All on a culde sac. $169,900





1336123 Georgetown Land Contract Available! Beautiful craftmanship of this total renovation! Brand new flring, windows, roof, furnace, siding, kitchen w/appliances & elec. service. 3BD, 1BA. A doll house ready to move-in. 40x30 barn w/new siding, roof, & gar. door. 20x10 shed. A true must see! $79,900 D PE



1363225 Amelia Extraordinary brick facade vinyl sided ranch with wonderful curb appeal. Remote controlled gas log F/P, gourmet kit. w/SS appliances, MBR suite, Custom 11x11 walk-in closet which can dbl as a study. Nothing left to do. Fenced yard w/wksp. $139,900


PUBLIC AUCTION LOCATION: 180 Flaugher Hill Road, Aberdeen, OH 45101, behind the Town & Country Bowling Lanes on U.S. 52 East of Wm. Harsha Bridge. Signs Posted.



Tossit, SELLIT. Call Classifieds (513) 732-2511

Terms: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statement made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. NO BUYERS PREMIUM Auctioneer Note: Lot of interesting items, come check it out. Check #8276 for more info & pictures.

108 Buffalo Drive, Sardinia, OH 45171


Wm. J. Holton 513-218-4100 Jesse McKenzie 513-218-2541 Associate of Gustin Realty zip #8276

Very nice 3br, 2.5ba, 2240 sq. ft. of living space including a finished basement. Home located on a 1-acre private park-like wooded lot. Newly renovated, including a dimensional shingle roof, siding, gutters & carpet. Nice spacious outbuilding, large deck across back of home.

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 torney General’s Office, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, and Brown County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. A warrant to arrest has been issued and the aforementioned individual is not in custody. “I want to applaud the Ohio Department of Public Safety, specifically, the Ohio Investigative Unit, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office for all of their hard work in putting together this very complex fraud case. I am asking individuals in Brown County and the surrounding areas to contact my office if they have any further knowledge and evidence of this multifaceted scheme to defraud the government.”, said Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little. “The successful indictments in this case are a result of partnerships and teamwork. We will continue to aggressively enforce retailers who are committing food stamp fraud in Ohio.” remarked Ohio Investigative Unit Cincinnati District Agentin-Charge Harold Torrens.”“ Seventeen other individuals were also indicted, including a man on multiple sex-related charges. Charles Grant, 51, of Mt. Orab, faces six charges related to two victims under the age of 13 over a number of years. The earliest offense is alleged to have taken place in 1994 and the latest in 2003. He faces four first degree felony counts, including two counts of Rape and two counts of Felonious Sexual Penetration. He also faces two third degree felony counts of Sexual Battery and Gross Sexual Imposition.


Please Call 513-659-3569 for inquiries or to schedule a showing

Ripley man arrested on multiple fraud charges Jeremy Duncan, 29 of Batavia, faces one third degree count of Gross Sexual Imposition. He is accused of having sexual contact with a victim under thirteen in September and October of 2012. David Schram, 32 of Bethel, faces one first degree felony count of Aggravated Burglary. He is accused of entering an occupied structure and threatening a resident with physical harm on July 7. Scott Shouse, 29 of Georgetown, faces one third degree felony count of Domestic Violence. He is accused of causing or attempting to cause harm to a family member on June 25. Tina Adams, 34, faces multiple fraud and drug related counts, including third degree felony Illegal Use of Supplemental Assistance Program Benefits, four fifth degree felony counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, two fifth degree felony counts of Telecommunications Fraud and Receiving Stolen Property and three first degree misdemeanor counts, two for Receiving Stolen Property and one for Possession of Drugs. Edward Croswait, 41 of Ripley, faces three counts of Aggravated Trafficking, all third degree felonies, and one count of Obstructing Justice, a fifth degree felony. Cody Cline, 20, faces three counts of Trafficking in Heroin and one count of Aggravated Trafficking, all fourth degree felonies. James Blackmon, 22, faces two fourth degree felony counts of Trafficking in Heroin. Terry Crawford, 25, faces one count of Aggravated Trafficking, a fourth degree felony and one count of Possession of Heroin, a fifth degree

felony. Anthony Cook, 24, faces four counts of Trafficking in Heroin, three of them third degree felonies and one a fifth degree felony. Joseph Jones, 23, faces one third degree felony count of Trafficking in Heroin. Adam McPherson, faces two first degree felony counts of Felonious Assault, a third degree felony count of Failure to Comply With an Order or Signal from a Police Officer and one fifth degree felony count of Trafficking in Heroin. Roger Bruce, 43 of Felicity, faces one third degree felony count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, two fourth degree felony counts of Aggravated Trafficking and one fifth degree count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. Jamie Shouse, 33 of Williamsburg, faces one third degree felony count of Tampering With Evidence and one fifth degree felony count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. Ashley Schneider, 28 of Georgetown, faces one fifth degree felony count of Breaking and Entering and one first degree Misdemeanor count of Petty Theft. Robert Wells, 31 of Georgetown, faces one fifth degree felony count of Breaking and Entering and one first degree Misdemeanor count of Petty Theft. Robert Coffey, 40 of Bethel, faces one fifth degree felony count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. An indictment means that charges have been filed against an individual. It is not a finding or admission of guilt.

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31st annual Senior Citizens Art Show winners announced The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 31st Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that was held at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Oh. This year, a total of 155 art pieces were entered in the Contest with 45 essays/poems. Special Awards were presented: “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Amateur Category went to Bonnie McElroy of Scioto County for her oil piece entitled “Fruit”; “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Professional Category went to Pat Thompson of Adams County for her pencil piece entitled “’Ol Guitar Man”; the “Mary Peck Friend of Animals Award” went to Jacki Byers of Ross County for her photography piece entitled “Egretta Arden”; the “People’s Choice Award” went to Sharon Brown of Jackson County for her acrylic piece entitled “Sugar Run Mills in Pomeroy”; Best Overall Essay went to Lois Newman of Adams County for “A Lesson Learned from Mules”; and Best Overall Poem went to Charles Murray of Gallia County for “Springtime Perceptions”. Ohio residents age 55 or older were eligible to participate in the Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest. Winners announced from Brown County included: 2nd Place Oil/Animals and Birds – “Tanner’s Creek” by Bill Shafer 5th Place Oil/Animals and Birds – “Rapid Forge” by Bill Shafer To learn more about next year’s Art Show, which is typically held in May of each year, please


Attending the “Meet the Artists Tea” to conclude the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 31st Annual Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest from Brown County was pictured left, Bill Shafer, with AAA7 Executive Director Pam Matura.

call (800) 582-7277. Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance. Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at (800) 5827277 (TTY: 711). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve

their needs. The Agency also offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more. Information is also available on, or the Agency can be contacted through e-mail at The Agency also has a Facebook page located at AgencyOnAgingDistrict7.

4-H 5K and fitness walk fundraiser set The annual Brown County 5K Run & Fitness Walk will be held on Saturday, July 27th at the fairgrounds in Georgetown. The race starts and ends in the fairgrounds. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. Preregistration can be made at the Extension Office and race flyers can be viewed and downloaded at “”. Information can also be obtained by calling the Extension Office at 937-3786716.



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