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The Brown County Press Sunday, September 29, 2013 • Volume 41 No. 8 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

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2013 Brown County Fair a big hit BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press It’s been a great week at the 162nd Brown County Fair according to fair board president Orville Whalen, Jefferson Township resident. Whalen has been a part of the fair for over 30 years, 17 years as president. Whalen said he arrives at the fairgrounds every morning by 6 a.m. to open everything up and make sure things are the way they’re supposed to be. “Attendance has been running daily about what is usually does,” Whalen said. “Last year was a great year and I believe this years’ fair might be even bigger. “The cheerleading competition was really exciting and everyone enjoyed watching it. But then it’s always a popular event.” Thursday at the fair was ‘Senior Recognition Day’ which was well attended. Awards were presented for: • oldest lady in attendance; • oldest gentleman in attendance; •couple married to each other the longest; • person attending the most Brown County Fairs. Senior citizens also enjoyed a fun walk, line dancing and games. All the participants in the games re-

ceived ribbons and a chance to win door prizes. Whalen said that all the Open Shows were also very well attended and Brown County residents fared will in the open shows. “I always enjoy getting on the microphone every morning at 8 a.m. to announce the opening of the fair,” Whalen said with a chuckle. “I like doing some funny little thing to start everyone’s day. “This years big pumpkin show was a big hit, we had one pumpkin that weighed in at 943 pounds and one at 808 pounds. They are really something to see. And I understand pumpkins are not really that easy to raise, the weather has a real effect on them. “The bake sale is also a favorite of mine, they sell the top two cakes and pies in the floral hall. It’s always well attended.” Whalen added that this years open feeder calf competition had 108 entries which is huge. Improvements have also been made to the fairgrounds. They include about fifty thousand dollars worth of electrical improvements, a new roof on the swine barn and work done to the small animal building. One big change is the adCONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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2013 Brown County Fair King Nathan Bixler and 2013 Brown County Fair Queen Alicia Gifford. Bixler is part of the Red Oak Ranchers 4-H Club and Gifford is part of Rising Stars 4-H. See additional fair photos on page 11.

A’deen council split over plant BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Aberdeen Village Council is split down the middle over the issue of giving back the bond money that was borrowed to build a water plant in the village. A settlement offer between the village and bondholder Annette Mineer was

presented at the September 16 council meeting. It calls for the village to give Mineer the $2,742,886.27 currently being held by U.S. Bank. The village is also agreeing to return 62.5 percent of the estate taxes that Mineer is expected to pay the village. That amount will be approxCONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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The owners of all but one of these mail boxes were notified by the postal service that they have to raise the height of the boxes by at least four inches, or they will not receive their mail.

Crosstown Road residents told to raise the height of their mail boxes, or mail delivery will be suspended

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Raise your mailbox or your mail will not be delivered. That’s what hundreds of residents living near Williamsburg in Brown County were recently told in a letter from Todd Hawks, Postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service in Batavia. According to Crosstown Road residents Brenda Coburn and Gloria Bare, they, along with most of their neighbors, were notified by letter that they had until September 23, 2013 to move the location of their mailboxes and make them higher by four to five inches. “We always got our mail out of the Williamsburg post

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office until it closed,” Coburn explained. “Then our mail carrier was transferred to the Batavia office. When she worked out of Williamsburg she drove her car, but in Batavia she has to drive a larger vehicle. “So now, about a week ago myself and most of my neighbors received a letter telling us we all have to move our mailboxes.” Portions of the letter received from Batavia Postmaster Hawks stated.... ....We recently went through some changes in the mode of delivery which has resulted in issues with your mailbox location or the height of your mail box. The mail boxes should have always been 44” to 48” from the top of the

blacktop road to the bottom of the mailbox...... ....these changes are necessary for the safety of the mail carrier. It also enables the carrier to work in a more efficient manner. These changes to your mailbox need to be completed by September 23, 2013. ...if not fixed the delivery of your mail may be suspended...... Coburn stated that she has not received her mail the last couple of days because she hasn’t moved her mail box. “A few of my neighbors didn’t get the letter,” Coburn added. “And when the rest of us didn’t get our mail delivered, a few people did. Both Coburn and Bare said they feel that because the county engineers moved

their mailboxes in the first place, they should be responsible for changing them back. In a phone interview with Batavia Postmaster Hawks he admitted that he had received multiple calls from the residents on that mail route expressing their concerns about their mail not being delivered. “We have had to make changes to our mail routes in zip code areas 45103 and 45176,” Hawks said. “That’s between 500 and 600 boxes that have to be changed. “We are sending out about 20 to 25 letters at a time to customers. In these letters we give each of them two weeks to comply which is plenty of time. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

Unemployment drops in August BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The unemployment rate in Brown County fell to 7.3 percent in August, down .3 percent from July. Other surrounding counties saw similar declines in the jobless rate, with Adams County falling .2 percent to

10.3 percent, Clermont County falling .5 percent to 6.3 percent, Clinton County falling .4 percent to 9.5 percent and Highland County dropping .4 percent to 9.2 percent. The figures from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show that the unemployment rate in

Brown County has fallen back to pre-”Great Recession” numbers. The jobless rate in Brown County in August of 2008 was 7.5 percent, compared to 7.6 percent in August of 2013. The story is much the same statewide, with ODJFS CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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“Ridge”, this four year old Brindle Dutch Shepherd is owned by the Ohio BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) undercover agent at left. The Mt. Orab Police Department is attempting to raise enough money to purchase its own K9 Unit.

BCI shares drug dog with MOPD BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press For the last five weeks, one day a week, an undercover agent from the BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) has been bringing his

K9 Unit to Mt. Orab to work with Ptl. Michael Dearing. “The dog owned by the BCI that we worked with “Ridge, is a beautiful brindle Dutch shepperd,and he was really well trained,” Dearing CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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United Way recognition luncheon set for October 3 This year the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, which includes Brown County, will honor corporate partners who have demonstrated outstanding support for United Wayfunded agency partners. A special luncheon has been scheduled for Thursday, October 3 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Church of Christ. RaeLena Morrison, Georgetown resident and member of the Georgetown Village Council is campaign chair for United Way in Brown County. “In 2012, United Wayfunded agency partners touched 27,481 Brown County residents,” Morri-

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HEAP will accept calls to set up appointments for WCP beginning Oct. 21st Please note that our Winter Crisis Program (WCP) begins November 1, 2013 and ends March 31, 2014. We will begin accepting phone calls to set up appointments for this program beginning October 21, 2013. If you wish to set up an appointment please call our office, beginning Oct. 21, 2013: Adams County: Toll Free 1-800-233-7891 or (937) 695-0316 ext. 235, 236, 252. Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m-4 p.m. Brown County: Toll Free 1-800-553-7393 or 937378-6041 ext. 253 254, 305. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. *Appointments will NOT be made by leaving a message. You must speak to a HEAP Specialist in order to set up an appointment. The Emergency HEAP offices of Adams and Brown Counties will close for staff training October 2, 2013 at 12 p.m., and re-

open regular business hours on October 4, 2013. The offices will also be closed October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

tional achievement programs for our children and youth, financial stability programs for individuals and families and health initiatives that serve the most vulnerable in our community.” United Way is a nonprofit agency that brings people and communities together to advance the common good with a mission to unite caring people to build pathways out of poverty, creating opportunity for all. “I got involved with United Way through the Brown County Chamber of Commerce ,” Morrison said. “I chaired the recent Chamber Business Expo and Job Fair and became

interested in United Way. Every year Brown County has a United Way campaign. Typically they ask residents for donations. But I wanted to be able to show the many businesses who donate to United Way just where there money goes here in Brown County. And in the same regard, I wanted an opportunity to show those people and organizations that have been helped, where the money comes from.” Morrison said the October 3 luncheon will be to recognize and honor the many worthy Brown County organizations and to connect with individuals who have been touched by

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Free car seat check set at Kroger Mt. Orab Adams/Brown Early Head Start has teamed up with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to hold a free car seat check on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Kroger in Mt. Orab. Usually four out of five car seats are used incorrectly and parents can have their child’s car seat checked for free by a child passenger safety technician. from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. For more information call Adams/Brown County Early Head Start at (877) 582-2140.

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Taking A Trip Through Time Miss Hamersville Pageant Contestants: In no particular order contestants were Delores Reid, Jennie Day, Rosalie Layman, Terry Tatman, and Diana Tolin. The pageant was a preliminary to Miss America. If you have more information about this photo or would like more information about the Brown County Historical Society please call Ned S. Lodwick at (937) 378-6334. ‘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 bcpress@frontier.com or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Letters to the Editor

Castle: ‘Build Aberdeen water plant’ Dear Editor, I have always believed that the foremost responsibility of a public office holder is to protect the people in which he or she is elected to represent. As the citizens of Aberdeen are painfully aware, the village has been embroiled in a controversial debate over construction of a new water plant since 2010. There are vocal proponents and opponents of the issue in the village. I, as an elected council member as well as a paralegal, have always been of the opinion that the village signed a legally valid contract and should therefore honor its commitment regardless of personal feelings either way. In May of 2013, the Brown County Common Pleas Court issued a summary judgment against the Village Council of Aberdeen, Ohio. The judgment stated that the village, had indeed, breached the contract. This breach occurred because council members Billie Eitel, Jason Phillips, Robert Verville, and James Perraut refused to go forward with the legally binding contract regarding

construction of the water plant. Due to their actions, the village now faces a punitive damages award for breaching said contract and has thus far spent over $100,000 of taxpayer funds on legal costs. In August of 2013, the bondholder for the project (Annette Mineer) and the previous majority of the Village Council were required, by the bond trustees, to attend mediation in an attempt to resolve the stalemated water plant issue. They came up with a tentative agreement that satisfied each party. It must be pointed out that there was never a formal council resolution adopted that called for or allowed any council member or mayor to negotiate on behalf of the Village of Aberdeen on this issue. Nor was there ever a formal council vote to assign any of their own members to act in the capacity of a negotiator. In the meantime, Aberdeen Council member Robert Verville resigned citing health issues. Mayor Foxworthy appointed Dr. Matt Shotwell to fill the open seat. Mayor Foxworthy stated that the addition of Dr. Shotwell would improve

the reputation of the council and noted that he was a very intelligent individual. Dr. Shotwell took his council seat at the September 16th meeting of the Aberdeen Council. At this meeting the bond lawyer, Brenda Weimer, reviewed the proposed agreement and took questions from the council regarding such. Council members actively questioned and debated Mrs. Weimer on specifics which resulted in a resolution made by council member Castle, seconded by council member Applegate, to proceed with construction of the water plant. Council members Applegate, Castle and Dr. Shotwell voting in favor of resuming the water plant construction and members Eitel, Phillips, and Perraut voting in opposition. The Mayor casted the tiebreaking vote not to proceed. Council member Eitel proposed to adopt the agreement but members Castle and Applegate opted for a parliamentary procedure and refused to suspend the rules, meaning the council had to have three separate meetings for readings prior to voting on the issue. Mayor Foxworthy then quickly sched-

uled two special meetings for Thursday and Friday (of last week) to force this agreement through. These special meetings did not take place due to lack of a Quorum (four members present). However in regard to the September 21st scheduled special meeting, despite the fact that there was no quorum for the said meeting councilmembers Eitel, Perraut, and Phillips as well as Mayor Foxworthy and Village Solicitor Grimes went on to hold an Executive Session for 40 minutes duration and asked the attending public to leave in violation of ORC 121.22 (G) which states, “A public body may hold an executive session only after a majority of a quorum of the public body determines, by roll call vote, to hold an executive session and only at a regular or special meeting.” Aberdeen resident Dave Sebolt was asked to leave this illegal meeting and timed its duration. I do not support the agreement between the bondholder and one constantly feuding faction of council. I believe it is the primary responsibility of any village council and or mayor to proCONTINUED ON PAGE 13

In less than two weeks, enrollment begins for the health law’s new insurance marketplace, allowing almost one million Ohioans to become eligible for financial assistance to purchase quality, affordable health insurance. Starting October 1, Ohioans without insurance, or those who would like to change their insurance plans, can shop for health insurance coverage at www.healthcare.gov. For years, we’ve heard stories of Americans frustrated and failed by our health system. But today, the tide is turning and we are starting to see the health law take effect. When this enrollment period begins, more than 916,000 Ohio residents will be eligible for financial assistance to buy insurance that provides quality coverage at a price they can afford. And Ohioans suffering from preexisting conditions will no longer be denied coverage or charged higher premiums. For Ohioans like Robert, a cancer survivor from New Matamoras, the new health law means that insurers cannot turn him away based on his pre-existing condition. For Aaron in Cincinnati, it means not having to choose between tuition and health care. And for Stephen in West Chester, it means being able to feel secure in his retirement. Health care enrollment marks a milestone for millions of Ohioans – including myself. In 1992, I made a promise that I wouldn’t accept Congressional health insurance until similar coverage was available to all Americans. Today, I can now say that I will be enrolling in the health care marketplace this fall alongside hundreds

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SENATOR SHERROD BROWN of thousands of Ohioans. While the new enrollment period will soon allow all Ohioans to access quality, affordable health coverage, millions of people in our state are already benefiting from provisions in the health care law. For example, 97,000 young adults in Ohio are now able to stay on their parents’ insurance until their 26th birthday. We are also closing the ‘donut hole’ for seniors’ prescription drugs – saving Ohio seniors an average of $774 on their medication costs. More than 900,000 Ohioans have received free preventive care, and children are no longer being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions, like asthma, diabetes, and cancer. For millions across the Buckeye state, the new law will mean less worry and more money in their wallets. And for many Americans, the health insurance marketplace will lower premiums nearly 14 percent more than previously expected. There is still more work to be done to perfect our nation’s health care system. But on October 1, I will join millions of Ohioans as we take a step towards a future where worry and failed protections will soon become a thing of the past. SEN. BROWN APPLAUDS REPORT SHOWING THAT OHIO HEALTH EXCHANGE- DOUBLE CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

What Do You Think? What is your favorite Fall activity?

Sleeping in late on cool mornings. Todd Shields, Fayetteville

Just staying around the house out of the weather. Bill Fite, Bethel

Having bonfires. Michelle Anderson, Williamsburg

Backyard football games. Alex Brewer, Sardinia

Driving to Tennessee and Kentucky to look at the beautiful leaves. Lois Hartman, Mt. Orab

Riding around looking at the leaves as they change colors. Gail Hollen, Sardinia

Dear Editor, My name is David Stowell. I live on Oak Corner Road in Tate Township. I have vacant house on my property I use for storage. It has been broken into four times this year.

After the third time I put metal over all the windows and screwed the front door shut. I had plywood over the back door. On Thursday, September 12, 2013 it was broken into again. The front door was

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broken in, off the frame. We discovered it Friday evening, September 13, 2013. I called the Clermont County Sheriff. They quickly sent a Deputy to take pictures and make a report. All of the items taken were metal. Saturday morning I went to the closest Scrap Yard. It is located in Hamersville. I quickly found the items in the Scrap Yard. I went to the office and informed the staff in the office I had found the stolen items. I called the brown County Sheriff. They said the theft occurred in Clermont County and it was their case. I then called the Clermont County Sheriff. They quickly dispatched a Deputy to meet me at the Scrap Yard. The Deputy and I walked to the Scrap ard to identify the items. I had a piece of the barn siding to verify it matched what was in the Scrap Yard. The items stolen were several pieces of metal barn siding, washer, dryer, water heater, cast iron sink top, electric heaters, 3 air conditioners, electric wire

and a trumpet. The Deputy and I were stopped by the owner (of the Scrap Yard). He told us unless I had the serial numbers of the items we could not remove or take pictures of the items. He said that was the only way I could prove to him they were mine. I then asked the Deputy if he could stop us from identifying the stolen items. He (the Deputy) said yes. So I am standing looking at the items and cannot do anything about it. The Scrap Yard copies the drivers license of anyone who brings items in. The owner would not give us access to those records. My advice to everyone is engrave your name on any items that are stored in your barn, storage building or your home. The owner of the Scrap Yard told me these thefts will only get worse. So get ready for it. I told him his policy would only help the thieves, not the property owners. David R. Stowell, Tate Township

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There is a company by the name of 911 Reflective Signs which has been soliciting business in the areas surrounding Mt. Orab. This company does not represent the Mt. Orab Fire Department and is not raising funds for our department. The Mt. Orab Fire Department has no affiliation with this group. The Mt. Orab Fire Department does encourage the use of reflective address signs as they are very helpful in locating your house in the event of an emergency situation. Please feel free to contact The Mt. Orab Fire Department at (937) 444-3945 for more information.

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937-446-2306 EQUIPMENT & VEHICLES FOR SALE The Adams Brown Community Action Program (ABCAP) has the following equipment for sale. All equipment is surplus to ABCAP’s current operations, and will be sold to the bidder submitting the highest sealed bid. All equipment is sold as-is and where is. Each bidder is strongly encouraged to view the equipment before submitting a bid. All equipment must be picked up within two weeks of the bid award. ABCAP reserves the right to reject any or all bids. All bids must be sealed in an envelope with the words “equipment bid” clearly printed on the outside, and received by 2:00 pm on October 4thth, 2013. Bids will be opened and tabulated at that time. Successful bidders will be notified by phone once the bids have been evaluated. All bids must include the lot number and the bid price. Each bid must also include the name, address and phone number of the bidder. Sealed bids must be mailed to or hand delivered to: ABCAP 406 West Plum Street Georgetown, OH 45121 Attn: Lorraine Lots 1 & 2 To view, contact Jim Collins, 8:30am to 4pm at: ABCAP Housing and Energy 19211 St. Route 136, Winchester, OH 45697 937-695-0316 Lot 1: 97 GMC cube van, 14’ body, hydraulic lift gate, does not run Lot 2: 05 Chevy Colorado pick-up truck, 4 cyl, automatic, 109,000 miles, runs but has hit a deer causing damage to the front end drivers side including grill, head light and front fender. Lots 3 – 20 To view, contact Dan Wickerham 8:30am to 4pm at: Adams Brown Recycling 9262 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, OH 45121 937-378-3431 x102 Lot 3: 03 Ford F 350, cab and chassis, 6.0 L diesel, AT, Bad Engine, no body Lot 4: 95 Chevy 1500, 4.3 L gas, AT, bad engine, 4x4, Body rough Lot 5: 93 Dodge Dakota, 3.9 L gas, parts missing, does not run, hot & cold food body Lot 6: 94 Chevy 1500, manufactured 8/94, 4.3 L gas, AT, does not run, hot & cold food body Lot 7: 94 Chevy 1500, manufactured 3/94, 4.3 L gas, AT, does not run, hot & cold food body Lot 8: 90 GMC Top Kick, 27,100 lb. GVWR, 3116 Cat diesel, 5 speed, 20’ van body, runs, needs front axle work. Lot 9: 94 Mercury Villager, bad water pump Lot 10: Komatsu Forklift FG 25 LP, 4,200lb. - 188” lift, transmission slips, hydraulic leak, no LP tank. Lot 11: 8’x24’ homemade trailer, tandem singles, rough Lot 12: 6.5’x18’ homemade trailer, tandem singles, rough Lot 13: Birmingham down stroke baler, model RB 3624, 3 phase, makes 36”x24”x32” bales, well used Lot 14: Hammond heavy duty sander, 7.5 hp., 460 volt 3 phase, condition unknown Lot 15: Kohler Power Pro 3500 generator, leaks oil, does not run Lot 16: 8’x22’ roll-off box, 25 yard, covered, rough Lot 17: 8’x22’ roll-off box, 30 yard, covered, rough Lot 18: 8’x22’ roll-off box, 25 yard, open top, rough Lot 19: 8’x22’ roll-off box, 40 yard, open top, rough Lot 20: 8’x22’ roll-off box, 30 yard, open top, rough Lots 21 - 23 - To view, contact Jim Erkenbrecher 8:30 am to 4:00pm at: ABCAP 406 West Plum Street, Georgetown, OH 45121 937-378-6041 x223 Lot 21: 99 Chevy 3500 15 passenger van, brown in color, does not run Lot 22: 99 Chevy 3500 15 passenger van, grey in color, runs Lot 23: 94 Chevy Astro van, blue in color

In August 2013, a three count indictment was filed against Max James Brockman. The indictment charged Count One, Burglary, a felony of the second degree, with a maximum penalty of eight (8) years in prison; Count Two, Theft, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Three, Grand Theft When the Property is a Firearm or Dangerous Ordnance, which is a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One, Burglary. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Counts Two and Three in the indictment were dismissed. On September 18, 2013, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Brockman to a mandatory prison term of three (3) years. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Brockman to receive Substance Abuse Counseling and Thinking for Change classes. Mr. Brockman is ordered to pay restitution and court cost. Judge Gusweiler further advised Mr. Brockman of the mandatory three (3) years of post-release control through the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

R’ville’s annual steak dinner scheduled The annual fall steak dinner will be held at the Russellville Church of Christ located on South Columbus St., US Rt. 62 on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, rolls, tossed salad, choice of drinks and desserts. Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Plan to come and join us for great food and fellowship.

B R O A D S H E E T Mt. Orab Ford Employee Salute!

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Gabbard's Mt Orab Ford's Mike Lingrosso is a Ford Master Certified Sales Consultant. Mike had worked several years at other Ford dealers selling new Fords. Gerald Gabbard and Mike met in 1992 when he was receiving Ford's QC Ambassador Society Diplomat Award for acheiving top 10% status in customer satisfaction. Mike said he was unhappy with his pay plan and was heading to another Cincinnati dealer to sell used cars. Mike lived 10 minutes from Mt Orab Ford and already had lots of loyal Ford customers. So Mike and Gerald had a little talk. After thinking about it a while, Mike started to work here on May 11th, 1992. Since then, he has won numerous customer satisfaction awards, including Ford's Elite E2 Employee Excellence Award. Mike is an accomplished archer and avid bow hunter, he annually donates extra meat to the Cincinnati area homele ss shelters. He is the epitome of a family man. Mike truly cares for his customers. When he becomes your sales consultant you have also found a new friend. We salute you and thank you Mike.

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Arthur Wayne Norman, 71

Jessica Faye Eckstein, 34

Blanche (Jayne) Evans, 92

Charles R. Ashmore, 75 of Ripley, Oh., passed away Wednesday September 18, 2013. He was born April 18, 1938 in Ripley, the son of the late Harold and Mabel (Riley) Ashmore. He was a farmer. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by 1 brother; George Ashmore and 1 sister; Ida Belle Souder. He is survived by 1 brother; Paul Ashmore of Portsmouth, and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday September 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Pisqah Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Meeker Funeral Home. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Timothy “Scott” Calvin, 31 of Cincinnati, Oh., formerly of Mt. Orab, Oh., died Saturday, September 21, 2013. He was a United States Global War on Terrorism Navy Veteran and a Western Brown High School class of 2000 graduate. Scott was born May 23, 1982 in Cincinnati, the son of Timothy R. Calvin of Mt. Orab, and Tammy (Wells) Adams and husband Mike of Mt. Orab. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Herbert Calvin and maternal grandparents, Edward and Mildred Wells. Mr. Calvin is survived by his wife, Jessica (Cook) Calvin; one son, Kaden Calvin; two stepsons, Eli Cook and Xander Cook, three sisters, Jill Jackson and husband Jordan of Williamsburg, Sarah Calvin of Batavia, and Mikaela Adams of Mt. Orab, paternal grandmother, Bertie Calvin of Mt. Orab, mother-in-law, Faye Cook of Bethel, five brothers-in-law; seventeen nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Mt. Orab First Baptist Church in Mt. Orab. Tony Henderson and Dan Cook will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the church. Interment will be in the Greenbush Cemetery in Mt. Orab. The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Daniel W. Clifton, 65, Mt. Orab, entered into rest Sunday, September 22, 2013. He was born August 5, 1948. Preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Agnes Clifton and a sister, Rita Withrow. He was the beloved husband of JoAnn Clifton; loving father of Daniel Shayne Clifton of Amelia, Shannon Wayne Clifton of Covington, Ky., Christine (James) Helton of Marathon, Bobby Clifton of Afton, Kenny Clifton of Mt. Orab, and Melissa Clifton of Mt. Orab, caring grandfather of 12 grandchildren; dear brother of Joyce Warren of Corbin, Ky., Betty Kroger of Fairfield, Lela Hale of Blanchester, and Donna Clifton of Hamilton, also survived by numerous family and friends. Funeral service 12 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at Megie Funeral Home, 104 Spice Street, Mt. Orab, where friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Mt. Orab Cemetery, Green Township. Memorial donations may be directed to Toys for Tots. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Arthur Wayne Norman, 71, of Cincinnati, Oh., died Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was born May 14, 1942. He is survived by his friend, Milton W. Saunders of Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati and one aunt, Ruth Ann Southland of California. He was a retired independent truck driver in Cincinnati, and owner and operator of the former Friendly Corner bar in Cincinnati. He was a graduate of Hughes High School in Cincinnati and was a Marine Corps Veteran. The interment is Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at East Liberty Cemetery in Lynx under the direction of Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union.

Jessica Faye Eckstein, 34 of Milford, Oh., died Friday, September 20, 2013. She was a homemaker. She was born January 16, 1979 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Dale Edward Eckstein and wife Eugenia of Cincinnati, and Martina Eggleton of West Chester. Ms. Eckstein is survived by three children, Morgan Richie, Ryan Richie and Nathan Richie all of Milford, fiancé, Ben Richie of Milford, one brother, Bryan Eckstein of Fayetteville, three sisters, Stefanie Eggleton of Cambridge, Michelle Eckstein of Cincinnati, and Danielle Eckstein of Cincinnati, one step-brother, Alexander Ciudinovschi of Cincinnati, three aunts, Christina Caudill, Melissa Cavander and Crystal Zugg all of Nashville, Tenn., one uncle, Tim Zugg of Amelia, maternal grandmother, Joanne Zugg of Nashville, Tenn. Funeral services have been set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab. Larry Baker will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 -8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery, Fayetteville, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Blanche (Jayne) Evans, 92, of Brush Creek Township in Scioto County, Oh., died Friday, September 20, 2013. She was born March 3, 1921 in Twinsburg in Summit County. She was preceded in death by parents, Frank Fansler and Jenny Alini (Aja) Jayne, and husband, Clyde Watson Evans. She is survived by a special niece, Joan Evans of Brush Creek Township in Scioto County, and a special great niece, Cindy Hamilton of Saint Petersburg, Florida; and several other nieces and nephews. She was a former L.P.N. and worked for the home health industry and for several medical clinics, including the Cleveland Clinic. She was a 1939 graduate of Twinsburg High School in Twinsburg. She was a volunteer tutor at Portsmouth West Elementary School and Rosemount Elementary School in Scioto County. She was a volunteer for the Salvation Army; the Portsmouth Homeless Shelter; and the Portsmouth Area On Aging (Ombudsman Program) which provides advocates who assist residents in nursing centers with resolving complaints, and (Senior Teaching and Reaching Students Program). She had attended Berea Chapel Church in Brush Creek Township and the former Otway Methodist Church in Otway. She was a foster parent for 27 children in Scioto County. Services have been set for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Bill Logan will officiate. The visitation is Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The interment is at Berea Chapel Cemetery in Brush Creek Township in Scioto County. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Anita Louise Day, 46 Anita Louise Day, 46, of Manchester, Oh., died Tuesday, August 28, 2013 at Manchester. She was born December 29, 1966 in Harlen, Ky. She was preceded in death by parents, William Bruce and Evelyn Louise (Hughes) Day. She is survived by her companion, Robert W. Bolar of Manchester; one brother, Larry Shane Day of Manchester; two uncles, Shirley (Bonnie) Taylor of Lynx and Larry Hughes of Mt. Sterling; and several cousins. Ms. Day was cremated. The inurnment is Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Manchester Founders Cemetery under the direction of Lafferty Funeral Home of West Union. The memorial service is Saturday, September 28, at 1 p.m. at Manchester Nazarene Church. Pastor Roger Wilkins will officiate both services. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

JOHN In Matthew chapter 3 we have the story of John the Baptist. John was a cousin of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a relative to Elisabeth and Zacharias, who were the parents of John the Baptist. John, who was an answer to prayer (Luke 1:13), was born late in the life of Zacharias, a high priest. He was raised as a godly young man and now in chapter 3 of Matthew he is preaching. Verses 1-2: “In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He was preaching repentance. He warned them to turn their life around, turn away from their sin, do a complete about face! He warned them to get right with God. He was saying: the kingdom of heaven is at hand so it is time for you to change your way of living; with God’s help you can do it. Verse 3: “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” He was quoting Isaiah (Esaias) chapter 40 and verse 3. Matthew 3:4: “And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.” He was a very committed, dedicated young preacher. He wasn’t living on a lot; he was just out to do his job! Watch the response to his preaching. Verses 5-6: “Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.” This was all the city of Jerusalem, the state of Judea, and all the region around the Jordan river. He had a multitude of people coming out. He had no newspaper, no radio, and no TV advertising and yet he had these crowds coming out to hear him! They heard, they repented of their sins, and they were baptized. Understand now, this was not the church baptism. This was before Christ was crucified. This baptism was of John (Acts 19: 3-5). I won’t go into that except to say that it is not the same. However, John was preaching about Jesus the Messiah. Therefore, they were

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thinking that the Lord was coming so they responded by repenting and being baptized. I believe that each individual that believed in Jesus and repented was saved. You do not have to be in a church to be saved. The only difference today is that you also have to believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9). But, I see there was a problem back there. The problem that I see is in the book of Hosea 6:3: “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD....” These people that John preached to seemed to disappear after he was beheaded. They did not follow on to know the LORD. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of people who followed John. Where were they at the crucifixion of Jesus? In fact, the only disciple that was there was the Apostle John. The problem was that, although they were individually saved, they were not collectively united. There is strength when people are collectively united and there is weakness in division. As a lone individual they just didn’t get involved. I believe that the application of what happened to all those people that John preached to is what happens so often in our churches today. They get saved and baptized and the next thing you know is that they just seem to disappear. They are not involved. If they are truly saved they are going to heaven, but will they ever do anything for God? They probably never will. They get saved and baptized and then drop out. They do not get involved collectively with the church. They never learn that we need each other in order to stay strong for Christ and to work together to further the Gospel of Christ. It takes all of us to conduct the work of God. So, get saved, get baptized, and then stay in church. Follow on to know the LORD!

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Marlene Kay (nee. Light) Brown, 58 Marlene Kay (nee. Light) Brown, 58, Stonelick Township and a member of the Owensville Methodist Church, passed away on September 19, 2013. She was the wife of Edmond Brown, mother of John Colby Brown, daughter of Arelta and the late Milton Light, sister of Alta Mae Murphy, Joan Schricten (Gordon), Linda McKinley (Allen), Daniel Light, Micki Daly (Dan), Ruth Ann Hobson (Rick), and Barb Kattine (Brian). Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Services were set for Monday, September 23, 2013. Interment Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, served the family.

Connie Ann Thornburg, 49 Connie Ann Thornburg, 49, of Aberdeen, Oh., died Monday, September 23, 2013. She was born in Maysville, Ky., on January 13, 1964 to Dennis and Sue (Andrews) Gast of Fizzleville, Oh. She was a Member of the Ebenezer Meeting House and formerly owned and operated Connie's Styling Salon in Bentonville, Oh. In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband: Dana Thornburg of Aberdeen, a daughter, Brianna Thornburg of Aberdeen, a son, Colton Thornburg of Aberdeen, 2 brothers: Joe (Kim) Gast and Andrew (Sue) Gast both of Fizzleville, and a sister: Karen (Noah) Shiltz of Manchester. Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Ebenezer Meeting House. Rev Ken Harmon will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation has been set for Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m at the Ebenezer Meeting House. The Wilson Home for Funerals, Manchester, served the family.

In Loving Memory of

Vicki D. McCall Sept. 30, 1956 - Oct. 3, 2011

A place is vacant in our home Vicki, your journey of life is through Your suffering on earth is over. It’s hard to give you up. And our hears are truly sad. We think of so many things You have done for others And when we think of you Our tears will ever flow Yet again, we hope to meet you in heaven Where no farewell tears are shed. Sadly Missed by Eileen McCall Mr. & Mrs. Cameron McCall Mr. & Mrs. Grey Moore Daniella, Priscilla, Alma & Jocelyn

Doris J. Gilkison, 84 Doris J. Gilkison, 84, of West Union, Oh., died Thursday, September 19, 2013. She was born July 26, 1929 in Monroe Township in Adams County. She was preceded in death by parents, Paul and Agnes (Bradford) Chamblin; husband, Robert E. Gilkison; son, David A. Gilkison; and a brother, Ronald Chamblin. She is survived by three brothers: Paul Wayne Chamblin of West Union, Milton (Loretta) Chamblin of Dayton and Rodney (Donna) Chamblin of Mason; one sister, Mary Ellen (Michael) McCarty of Hillsboro; three sistersin-law: Lois (Charles) Wilson and Ann Chamblin, both of West Union and Carletta Passo of Summerfield, Flor.; two grandchildren: Aaron M. Gilkison of Oxford and Sara (Jeremy) Pate of Oxford; seven great grandchildren: Garrett Gilkison, Curtis Murphy, Riley Murphy, Olivia Pate, Rebecca Pate, Isabella Pate and Samuel Pate; many nephews and nieces; and dear friends, Kelly and Holly Young and family. She retired from the Adams County School System in 1983 and was an elementary school teacher for 35 years. She taught at West Union Elementary School, Blue Creek Elementary School and Woolard Elementary School in Manchester. She was a 1947 Graduate of West Union High School. She attended Wilmington College in Wilmington and received a Provisional Certificate. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the former Adams County Pilots Association. She was a member of the O.E.S. West Union Chapter No. 246 and was appointed Deputy Grand Matron in 1976. She attended the West Union Christian Union Church. Memorial donations may be made to the West Union Christian Union Church, 542 Main Street, West Union, Ohio 45693. Services were held Sunday, September 22, 2013 where Pastor Lee Dettwiller officiated. The interment was at Manchester Cemetery in Manchester. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

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Pearl Marie (Bauer) Bloom, 90 Pearl Marie (Bauer) Bloom, 90, of Sardinia, died September 24, 2013. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and caregiver. Her love of family and home led her to sewing and quilting for others. She was a lifetime member of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Club which gave her the opportunity to share her love of quilting. Pearl was born March 21, 1923 near Sardinia, the daughter of the late Orval and Esther (Kattine) Bauer. She was preceded in death by her husband Maynard E. Bloom in 2005 and brother Delbert E. Bauer. She is survived by son Roger (Debbie) Bloom, 2 daughters Darlene (Vernon) Scott, Phyllis (Bruce) Egbert all of Sardinia, 1 granddaughter, Andrea (Doug) Otto of Pennsylvania, 7 grandsons Matt and Derek Scott, Eric and Jacob Bloom, of Sardinia, Nick (April) Egbert, of Williamsburg, Philip (Amy) Egbert and Kyle Egbert of Sardinia, 9 great grandchildren Ethan, Hannah, Harlee, Isabelle, Zachary and Maddyson Scott, Lily Bloom and Lucas and Lauren Egbert, 1 sister Lou Lamping of Cincinnati, 1 sister-in-law Jean Bauer of Mt, Orab and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Services have been set for Friday September 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Sardinia Church of Christ. Visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial in Sardinia Cemetery. The Beam-Fender Funeral Home, Sardinia, served the family.

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Helen Elizabeth (West) Stephan, 67 Helen Elizabeth (West) Stephan of Georgetown, Oh., 67, departed this life on September 23, 2013. She was born on March 15, 1946 at Helenwood, Tennessee. Helen was the second daughter born to Barney West and Gladys (Trammell) West. Helen attended school in Tennessee and Kentucky. She graduated from Pine Knot High School in Pine Knot, Ky., in 1965. She gave her heart to God at the age of 18 and later re-dedicated her life to God in 1976. Helen was a member of the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. Helen was active in Partners in Prayer and really believed in prayer. While attending the Winchester CCCU Church she was the nursery director and worked in the nursery. She worked with the Children’s Church, the Bus ministry and was involved with the ladies ministries where she put her heart in the retreats and the banquets. Helen also worked hard with the Hurting Hearts Group, which she led. She was also active in grief recovery work. She worked at Brown County Hospital as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, where she was team captain for Washington Township for five years. She also worked with the Heart Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Breast Cancer Awareness and the American Lung Association. On March 22, 1969 Helen met a truck driver and farmer from Ohio. He stole her heart at the beginning. David Stephan and Helen West were married on May 29, 1969 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Onieda, Tennessee. Helen and David made their home on the farm in Georgetown, Ohio. Helen and David were blessed to have forty-four years together. Their marriage was truly blessed and made complete with the birth of their daughter Melissa Renae on October 16, 1970. Then Melissa blessed them when she gave birth to Kayla Renea, their granddaughter. Helen and Melissa worked very hard on the farm and kept things going at home while David was on the road. They had a full life together as a family. Helen and David has three infants waiting in Heaven. She was also preceded in death by her father, Barney West; two brothers, James Charles and Barney Ray West; two sisters, Mildred Walker and Donna Stephan; one nephew, Anthony Stephan; one niece, Tonya West. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins and some dear friends. Helen leaves her husband, David Stephan of Georgetown, her daughter, Melissa Stephan of Mt. Orab, granddaughter, Kayla Renea of Mt. Orab, mother, Gladys West of Monticello, Ky., six brothers, Bob West and wife Brenda of Pine Knot, Ky., Harold Dean and wife Jackie West of Huntsville, Tenn., Joe and wife Della West of Windfield, Tennessee, John West of Sterns, Glenn and wife Brenda West of Monticello, Ky., Cecil and wife Kim West of Monticello, Ky.; brotherin-law Paul and wife Jean Walker of Williamsburg, Ky.; 22 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She also leaves many friends who were considered family. Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Starky will officiate. Visitation has been set for 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Arnheim. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church Building Fund, 11693 State Route 774, Bethel, Ohio 45106; Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 277, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Ricky Krebs, 45 Ricky Krebs, 45, Goshen, Oh., entered into rest Sunday, September 22, 2013. Ricky was born February 21, 1968. He was a member of the Williams Corner Church of God and was an employee of UPS. Ricky was the beloved husband of PeteRa Krebs; loving father of Wednesday Krebs, Leah Krebs, and Trent Krebs, all of South Lebanon, caring brother of Randy (Tina) Krebs of Amelia, and Betty Alexander of Batavia, also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Ruth Krebs and a brother, Eddie Krebs. Friends will be received 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Williams Corner Church of God, 6162 St. Rt. 132, Goshen, OH 45122. Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Thomas F. Lacy, 89 Thomas F. Lacy, 89, of Georgetown, Oh., and formerly of Unity in Adams County died Monday, September 23, 2013. He was born April 3, 1924 in Oliver Township in Adams County. He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Ida (Mitchell) Lacy; wife, Elizabeth (Flesher) Lacy and one son, Ronald E. Lacy. He is survived by three sons, Wayne (Vickie) Lacy of Batavia, Tommy (Sharon) Lacy and Lonnie (Janice) Lacy, both of Williamsburg, three daughters, Donna (John) Spilker of Georgetown, and Connie (Mike) Kearney and Shelly (Don) Wright, both of Williamsburg, three brothers, Millard Lacy of West Union, Johnny Lacy of Winchester and Robert Lacy of Cincinnati, four sisters, Ruth Smith of Trenton, Edna Cheney of Macon, Mary Ferrell of Orient and Betty Hoop of Oliver Township in Adams County; 22 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. He retired from the former Duff Truck Line in Cincinnati and was a driver for 30 plus years. He was a former carpenter for Pease Woodwork Company in Hamilton and a former employee of the Kroger Company in Price Hill in Cincinnati. He was a current member of the F. and A.M. Lodge No. 590 in Amelia and the American Legion, Carey-Bavis Post 180 in Georgetown. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during W.W.II. Services have been set for Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Chaplain Vernon Green will officiate. A Masonic Service will be held at 2 p.m. The visitation is Friday from 12 until 2 p.m. The interment is at Wheat Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Oliver Township. A Military Service will be performed by the Honor Guard. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

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Stephen Anthony Menard, 58 of Bethel, Oh., died Sunday, September 22, 2013. He was a retired sheet metal journeyman for the Langdon Metal Company, a member of the Union Sheet Metal Local #24 and a musician. Steve was born March 15, 1955 in Georgetown, the son of the late Julian and Cecelia (Gray) Menard. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by on daughter, Rebecca Menard in 2000 and one sister, Mary Menard. Mr. Menard is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Katie (Bick) Menard, one daughter, Rachel Hacker and husband Jason of Williamsburg, one son, Matt Menard and wife Jamie of Hamersville, four grandchildren, Kane Hacker, Brenden Hacker, Dakota Newberry and Jaden Menard, two brothers, Mike Menard and wife Kathy and Mark Menard all of Hamersville, father and mother-in-law – William and Janet Bick of Bethel, and several nieces and nephews. Services have been set for 2 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown, Ohio. Pastor Bill Bowdle will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Becky Menard Memorial Scholarship Foundation c/o William Bick, 11819 Cloverlick Drive, Bethel, Ohio 45106 The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Steven F. Williamson, 58, of Scott Township in Adams County, Oh., died Sunday, September 22, 2013. He was born September 18, 1955 in West Union. He is survived by his mother, Gladys (Williamson) Burns, of Scott Township; one sister, Cheryl Burns of Scott Township; two brothers: James Burns of Scott Township and John (Sheila) Burns of Liberty Township; three nieces; Julie (David) Oney of New Vienna, Shena (Josh) Burns-Parker of Tranquility, Rebecca (T.J.) Williams of Cedar Mills; one great niece; four great nephews and many aunts and uncles. The funeral service has been set for Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. Pastor Jonathon J. Schmauch will officiate. The visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The interment is at Locust Grove Cemetery in Locust Grove in Franklin Township. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Eileen Lamkin, 85 Eileen Lamkin, 85 of Sardinia, Oh., passed away Monday September 23, 2013. She was born October 16, 1927 in Bethel, Oh., the daughter of the late Lorin and Lela (Fite) Ogden. She was a branch bank manager at the 1st National Bank and a member of the Sardinia United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Dr. Glenn Lamkin, step daughter Suzanne Davidson and brother Charles Ogden. She is survived by 1 son, Glenn Lamkin and wife Marcia of Cincinnati, 2 daughters, Rita Snyder and husband Rick of Sardinia, Penny Culpepper and husband Jim of Warner Robins, Ga., 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grand daughter. Services have been set for Friday September 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Sardinia United Methodist Church under the direction of the Meeker Funeral Home with Jaime Wirth officiating. Burial will follow at the Sardinia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 - 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

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Open Arms***** Always to meet On Saturday, Oct. 5, Open Arms*****Always will be meeting at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab La Rosa's. Ms. Jennifer Pierson, from the Center of Hope for Anxiety Disorders will speak about their program. The focus of the discussion will be on how the Center of Hope may give assistance to veterans with anxiety or sleep disorders. The public is invited to attend For more information, call (937) 515-9543.

Residents living in and around the Georgetown, Ohio community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Life Line Screening on 10/10/2013. The site is located at 10581 Day Hill Arnheim Road in Georgetown. Andy Psimer of Mansfield, OH attended a Life Line Screening and said, "You saved my life". Four key points every person needs to know: • Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability • 80% of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke • Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke

• Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $159. All five screenings take 6090 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.co m. Pre-registration is required.

Basic EMT Class offered at SHCTC The Southern Hills Adult Education Department is offering a Basic EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) course scheduled to start October 7, 2013. This course will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and some Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southern Hills Career Center located at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. In this comprehensive course, students are taught to recognize and treat those who suffer from the simplest musculoskeletal injury to life threatening heart attack and stroke. Also, during this course students work in area emergency rooms under the direction of an RN and emergency physician as well as working with area EMS departments under

the direction of veteran EMTs and Paramedics. Upon the successful completion of the course, students are required to pass Computer Based Testing administered by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians making them eligible to practice. Prerequisite for this class, high school diploma or GED and valid Ohio driver’s license required and WORK KEYS Testing required. Please pre-register for this class to reserve your spot! For more information or registration, please contact Southern Hills Adult Education Department at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 347. We accept Visa and MasterCard or we can offer a payment plan to fit your needs. Remember, education is not just for kids!!

AAA7 supporting statewide falls prevention initiative Did you know that 30 percent of adults age 65 and older living in the community fall each year? Did you know that an older Ohioan falls every two minutes and sustains a fall-related injury every five minutes, resulting in two hospitalizations each hour, an emergency room visit every eight minutes and three deaths each day? Did you know that falls and fall-related injuries cost Ohio more than $4.2 billion each year? Did you know that falling is not a natural part of aging, and most falls can be prevented? Falls are an epidemic among older adults and are the number one cause of injuries leading to emergency visits, hospital stays and deaths in Ohioans age 65-plus. While residents age 65plus make up 13.7 percent of our population, they account for more than 80 percent of fatal falls. According to the Ohio Department of Health, the direct treatment charges alone for fall-related hospitalizations among older Ohioans in 2009 was estimated at $645 million. Add this to other medical costs, missed work for individuals and their caregivers, and lost productivity for employers, falls among older adults have an incalculable impact on all aspects of life in Ohio. “STEADY U Ohio” is a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative that was recently launched and supported by Ohio government and state business partners to ensure that every county, every community and every Ohioan knows how they can prevent falls, one step at a time. STEADY

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U Ohio’s website (www.steadyu.ohio.gov) is the source in Ohio for falls prevention information, tools and other resources. The Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) joins with the Ohio Department of Aging and the STEADY U Ohio initiative to encourage individuals to educate themselves and their loved ones about the risk of falls and fall-related injury that increases as we age. The AAA7 covers Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties. Part of the STEADY U Ohio initiative is expanding access to “A Matter of Balance,” an award-winning program designed to help individuals manage falls risks and increase activity levels. The initiative is working with community partners to make A Matter of Balance available in all 88 Ohio counties. Locally, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 offers “A Matter of Balance” in a number of counties with community coaches available in the area to teach the class. If you are interested in learning more about this class as a participant or serving as a community coach, please call the AAA7 at 1-800582-7277 and ask for extension 215. “Falls among older Ohioans can negatively affect an individual’s health and sense of security, but can also have an impact on the entire fam-

ily,” says Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director of the AAA7. “STEADY U Ohio is an important initiative to help bring falls prevention to the forefront of planning for individuals, families, healthcare providers, business and community leaders, and all Ohioans.” Five easy things you can do to prevent falls are: Increase your physical activity. Simple exercise, like walking or swimming at least 15 minutes a day, can help build muscle strength and improve balance, which can prevent falls. Exercise programs like Tai Chi that increase strength and improve balance are especially good. See your eye doctor once each year. Age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, can increase the risk of falling. Early detection is key to minimizing the effects of these conditions. Review your medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the medicines you are taking and whether they may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Discuss things you can do to ensure you are taking your medicines safely. Remove environmental hazards. Look around the house for anything that could increase the risk of falls, including poor lighting, loose rugs, slippery floors and unsteady furniture. Remove or modify these hazards. Think, plan and slow down. Many falls are caused by hurrying. Slow down and think through the task you are performing. Be mindful of possible falls risks and act accordingly.

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Tara Marissa Tillman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tillman, Fairborn, Oh., and Jason Edward Ernst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ernst, Mt. Orab, were married on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Jason is the grandson of the late Eddie and Jo Ann Carrington, Russellville and Ferne and the late Wilbur Ernst, Sardinia. The ceremony was held at the East Dayton Christian Church. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Tabbie Tillman, sister of the bride, Shelly Hall, and Amanda Copeland, both friends of the bride. The best man was Eric Ernst, brother of the groom. John Caraway, friend of the groom and TJ Tillman, brother of the groom were both groomsmen. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Kings High School. She is currently attending Clark State pursuing a nursing degree. The groom is a 2006 graduate from Western Brown High School. He has a BS from Wright State and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Marietta College. Jason is employed by the Dayton Pain Center as a

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Waits family celebrates 5 generations Five generations of the Waits family recently got together for a birthday gathering in September of 2013. Pictured left to right are Stephen M. ‘Michael’ Waits, Tiffany Waits holding Jace Vaughn, great, great grandfather Stephen L. Waits, and great grandfather Stephen L. ‘Leon’ Waits. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate the Waits family on reaching this milestone.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jason Edward Ernst

Physician Assistant. The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and they reside in Miamisburg, Oh.

Connor graduates Church from basic training sale at Army Pfc. Brandon O. Connor has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed

and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Connor is the son of Frank and Christina Connor of Ripley. He is a 2012 graduate of Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington High School. The Brown County Press would like to thank Army Pfc. Brandon O. Connor for serving our country.

Baker receives Army ROTC scholarship Army Cadet Christopher J. Baker has received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) scholarship Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. Scholarships are awarded on a merit system in areas such as academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews. Scholarship recipients are enrolled as members of the ROTC Corps of Cadets. The scholarship entitlements include tuition and fees and an allowance of $600 per semester for educational assistance, textbooks, supplies and equipment, and a monthly

stipend for up to 10 months of each school year during the first year at the host college or university. Upon graduation from the host college and completion of the ROTC program, the student cadet receives a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Army. All scholarship students incur a military service obligation of eight years, which may be fulfilled by either serving on active duty or in the Reserve Components of the Army. He is the son of April Piepho of Georgetown. Baker graduated in 2012 from Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School, Ripley.

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The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Jason Edward Ernst on their recent nuptials.

The congregation of Bible Chapel United Church of Christ in Hamersville would like to invite everyone to the 140th Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Brown County State Representative Doug Green will be the guest speaker and singer. There will be a display of church historical documents and pictures available for viewing plus you will be able to see and enjoy the renovations made throughout the years. A meal also will be shared after the worship service. The Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 119 North Avenue in Hamersville, just one block

off State Route 125. You can enter from both North Avenue and SR 774.

Quarter raffle benefit set Sizzling 4 A Cure is having a quarter raffle to benefit Fisher Homes Charity Home Away From Home that helps military and their families. The quarter raffle will take place at The Mt Orab Best Western on Friday October 11. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle starts at 7 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Door prizes will also be given away.

Five Mile The Living Church of Five Mile will be holding a huge yard and bake sale on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Clothes will be $1.00 a bag, there is also furniture and lots of miscellaneous. The Living Church of Five Mile is located at 16908 U.S. 68, Mt. Orab.

The 2nd annual Rick Eagan Memorial Quarter Auction will be held Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at the Ripley Life Squad building in Ripley. All proceeds will go to the Rick Eagan Memorial Scholarship. Some of the vendors will include Thirty-One, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, My Fa-

vorite Things, Primitives, Lia Sophia, Premier Jewelry, Mary Kay and Tupperware. We have an electric weed eater and gift card donated by Kibler Lumber. If you would like to donate or have any questions please call Tiffany Eagan Regenstein at (937) 5150097.

WB Touchdown Club collecting items for soldiers The Western Brown Touchdown Club is sponsoring a Buckeye Guard Unit again this year. We will be collecting donations at Kroger on October 12 from 12-3 p.m. Items to donate can include: personal care items such as razors, skin cream, wipes, toothpaste, powders and sunscreen. You may also donate food items like

pre-packaged beef jerky, chips, cookies, crackers, nuts, pudding cups, energy bars, hard candies and dry cereal. If you would like to donate and can not make it to Krogers we are scheduling a few pick up dates. Call Helen White at (513) 2603414. Thank you for supporting those who continue to serve.

Church Sardinia Summer Festival hosts Fall Committee being formed Do you like to work with ing plans for the summer other people in the commu- 2014. Festival nity? If you are interested in Charity Baptist Church will be holding a Fall Festival on Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. - ???? There will be special music by ‘Back to the Cross’ and guest speaker is Evangelist Bill Cole. This will be a day of food, music, food, preaching, food, sining and then they will also be having food. The church is located at 1810 Bethel-New Hope Road, Bethel. For more information call Pastor Ed Wilson at (513) 226-3993 or Donna Kirk at (937) 378-9454.

People are currently being sought to become members of a new Sardinia Summer Festival Committee which will begin mak-

serving on the committee please call Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough at (937 446-3807 or Patrick Cahall at (937) 446-1434.

Booths are still available at Mt. Orab Craft Show A Fall Craft and Vendor Show has been set for Sunday October 27 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This show will be in the parking lot of the old Kroger Building in Mt. Orab. Booths are rented for $20.00 a piece. They are first come first serve. For more information please call Kaci Fisher at (513) 312-8778 or Cindy Brumfield (513) 305-5481. All booth rentals will go to the Mt. Orab Girls U10 Softball Team.

Special service set at Trinity Christian Fellowship A Healing and Miracle Service will be held at Trinity Christian Fellowship on Sunday evening, September 29, 2013, at 6 p.m. International Evangelists David and Nolia Cordeau, will be ministering. A fellowship dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. The church is located at 3730 Cobb Road between Williamsburg and Mt. Orab. For more information, contact Pastor Rex Schrolucke at (513) 3140132.

Prehistoric Artifacts Program set The Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association will sponsor a Prehistoric Artifacts Program by Joe Beavers on Saturday, October 5 at 2 p.m. at the Harmony Hill Carriage House, 299 South 3rd Street. Beavers is a member of the Ohio Archaeological Society and he will speak about "Prehistoric Artifacts". He will bring and talk about some of the items from his collection. The program is free and open to the public. Individuals planning to attend are invited to bring items, such as arrowheads, that they would like to learn more about. For additional information, call (513) 724-7790 or (513) 724-3657.

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Brown County pioneers - Kratzer family The Brown County Genealogical Society is reintroducing this column which appeared in The Brown County Press over 30 years ago. The Society’s goal is to spark interest and encourage participation in researching your family roots here in Brown County. If you have ever used Ancestry.com or other genealogical search engines, have you ever wondered where all the Brown County-related information is derived? Much of it comes from primary documents and records maintained at the county government level and from the extraordinary collection of research materials housed at the Brown County Genealogical Society (BCGS) library. This collection includes birth, death, and marriage records, copies of obituaries and newspapers, historical publications, and family histories, to name a few sources. Regularly in The Brown

LINKS AND CLUES BROWN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY County Press, the BCGS will introduce you to a Brown County Pioneer who may be related to you whether or not your last name is KRATZER. KRATZER FAMILY It is written that the first members of the Kratzer clan of Germany arrived in the English colonies at Philadelphia as early as the 1730s. Our interest is in Simon Kratzer who was born in Germany in 1751 and settled first in Pennsylvania and later migrated to Monongalia County, Virginia, where he and his wife, Hannah, raised two sons named Joseph and Jacob. In about the year 1808, the Kratzers moved to Ohio, likely traveling on the Monongalia River and

making the connection to the Ohio River. According to the Beers History of Brown County, the Kratzers settled on Straight Creek in the neighborhood of related families named Dunn, Pindall, Lucas, and Prickett. The 1811 Male Enumeration List of Eagle Township, Adams County, Ohio, includes residents, Simon, Joseph, and Jacob Kratzer. Brown County would be carved out of Clermont and Adams Counties in 1817. During the War of 1812, Joseph Kratzer served as Captain of an Ohio Company made up of 75 Adams County men from July 29 to September 8, 1812. By 1819, Joseph and Simon Kratzer were included on the Brown County, Ohio, Tax List. Sometime in the 1820s, Joseph Kratzer and his family moved from the Franklin Township area northward to the new township called Green. On January 26, 1838, B. H. Gardner laid out the first settlement, the

tiny village named Benton, on Sterling Creek. Benton was situated between what later became Bardwell and Mt. Orab. In May of 1838, Joseph Kratzer laid out the streets at a crossroads called Greenbush. It was in this vicinity that Joseph Kratzer and his wife Mary, nee Dunn, raised their nine children: Rosannah, Enos, Henry, Samuel, Benjamin, Simon, James, Hannah, and Dorothy. The descendants of these early pioneers have populated many areas of Brown County. You could be a Kratzer and not know it. COME VISIT US! If you are a beginner, a seasoned researcher, or just want to learn to whom you are related, we welcome you to visit us at the BCGS library located at 200 East Cherry Street (the Old Jail), Georgetown, Ohio, opened Thursdays and Saturdays from 12 - 5 p.m. or call us at (937) 378-2746. Our librarians are available to assist you.

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Storyteller Beth Brady entertains H’ville kids Second graders at Hamersville School were captivated by September's Storyteller of the Month, Beth Bandy. While telling a story about going to the fair, Beth created a chalk drawing of the main show ring, and then turned the main ring picture into a ferris wheel. She demonstrated how to use geometric shapes to draw several pictures such as a mouse, a pig, a snail, and a rose. Students were fascinated as Beth drew a tractor and then turned it into a train. At the conclusion of storytime, Beth gave second graders a hand-out that shows the steps to draw the different pictures so students could enjoy drawing them on their own. Second grade classes at Hamersville wish to express their appreciation to Beth Bandy. Thank you, Beth Bandy!

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Russellville students enjoying rain shelter Russellville students no longer have to stand in the rain (if it rains) at the School Bus Stop on N Middle Street between W Main Street (St Rte 125) and W North Street in the Village of Russellville. The bus stop shelter arrived in time for the first day of the new school year. The Russellville Kiwanis Club in cooperation with local community leaders and organizations pooled resources and donations to provide the materials for construction of the shelter. The project gained momentum when an individual started the fund with a $2.00 donation. The outpouring of others resulted in the $950.00 needed for the materials. The indispensable donation was that of Steve Blevins who constructed the shelter without compensation. The following organizations and individual are to be commended for their generosity and sense of civic mindedness: American Legions Auxiliary Russellville, Celebration in the Park Committee, Village of Russellville, Russellville Kiwanis Club, Becky Cropper, Ron and Mary Anne Dvorachek, Stan and Nancy Purdy Bailey House, Gerry Schumacher, Sammy Mock Construction, and last but not least Elizabeth Neu.

In recognition of excellence and an ongoing commitment to children, the Patri-Tots Learning Center on Central Campus (Hillsboro) of Southern State Community College has received a One-Star Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The award was presented by the ODJFS Bureau of Child Care and Development which is the state agency responsible for licensing and promoting high standards among Ohio’s early care and education programs. “We congratulate SSCC Patri-Tots Learning Center for its high-quality early care and education program that goes above and beyond Ohio’s licensing standards,” said Terrie Hare, chief of the ODJFS Bureau of Child Care and Development. “By reaching for the stars, SSCC Patri-Tots Learning Center is helping our youngest children develop in a warm, nurturing environment that fosters growth and a love for learning.” Step Up To Quality is a voluntary, three-star quality rating system created to improve the quality of early care and education programs in Ohio. Programs can earn a one-, two- or three-star rating by meeting the quality bench-

Lawson welcomed to Northeast Ohio Medical University during White Coat Ceremony Jessica Lawson of Fayetteville, Ohio, entered the College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University on September 10, 2013 as part of the Class of 2017 during a formal White Coat Ceremony. White coats are symbolic

Grants available teachers to develop WILD school sites The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) now has grants available for Ohio teachers who have successfully used Project WILD in their classrooms. These funds will allow teachers more opportunities to provide students with hands-on learning about wildlife and habitat. Grants totaling $500 each will be awarded by the ODNR Division of Wildlife on a competitive basis to 40 schools that have participated in Project WILD, a supplemental environmental education cur-

riculum for grades K-12. “A WILD School Site project allows teachers to bring conservation education concepts to life for students by taking lesson plans outdoors,” said Jen Dennison, wildlife education coordinator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. “It also improves schoolyard habitat for wildlife while providing an outdoor learning experience.” Project WILD uses wildlife and wildlife management techniques to teach traditional school subjects, such as math, sci-

ence and language arts. Now in its 10th year, the grant program provides teachers with funding to purchase the materials, equipment and activities needed to develop WILD School Sites on their campuses. The grants are awarded to applicants who best meet the WILD School Site criteria. Criteria includes participation in one of Ohio’s Project WILD programs, direct improvement of the habitat on the school grounds, involvement of the students in the projects as much as possible and

correlation of the projects to the school’s curriculum. Funding for the WILD School Site grant program comes from the sale of Ohio hunting and fishing licenses. Ohio has 133 certified Wild School Sites around the state. The ODNR Division of Wildlife has awarded 232 grants since 2004, when the grant program was introduced. Interested educators should submit an applica-

marks for the state of Ohio. Each star signals a higher standard of staff qualifications and planned early learning activities. “I commend my staff for their dedication and commitment to the Patri-Tots children and families,” said Site Administrator Kathe Chaney. “Our staff will continue efforts to be a learning center with a known reputation for excellence. Our Central Campus site is very proud to join North Campus Patri-Tots in this achievement.” SUTQ helps parents identify early care and education programs that go beyond the minimum standards of licensing. The star ratings ensure there are fewer children per classroom, highly trained teachers, a more comprehensive early education experience for children, and a focus on continuous improvement. The Patri-Tots Learning Center is a year-round program that serves community members, students, faculty and staff. The center is licensed to care for children from 18 months to 5 years. To learn more, please contact Kathleen Chaney (Hillsboro site) at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2629, or Karee Shaw (Wilmington site) at 1-800-6287722, ext. 4629, or visit www.sscc.edu/services/patritots.shtml.

tion anytime between now and May 31, 2014, to the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Outdoor Education Section, 2045 Morse Road, Building G, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Complete details of the grant program and an application packet can be found at ohioprojectwild.com. Go to wildohio.com or call 800-WILDLIFE (9453543) for more information.

of the professionalism that is expected of medicine and pharmacy students during their professional school years and as physicians and pharmacists. During the White Coat Ceremonies, students received their white coats and pledged their commitments to their professions and the health of the patients they will serve. Two ceremonies were held – the ceremony for pharmacy students began at 10 a.m.; the ceremony for medicine students began at 2 p.m. – with more than 1,000 family, friends, students, faculty and staff attending. The College of Pharmacy welcomed 76 new students and the College of Medicine welcomed 149 new students. Lawson is a graduate of Fayetteville-Perry High School and the University of Cincinnati.

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Reigniting a lost tradition BY Rebekah Ellis Eastern FCCLA

Pictured L to R: Mindy Hastings, Laura Gehret, Julie Evans, Maribeth Koewler

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New staff at Southern Hills CTC Southern Hills Career and Technical Center welcomes new staff members. Laura Gehret is from Anna, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University in May of this year. During the summer of 2011 she studied at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, comparing culture in education across continents. Ms. Gehret teaches chemistry and science. Julie Evans, who along with her husband Ray owns and operates Lake Manor Restaurant south of Mt. Orab, joined the staff to begin the new Culinary Arts program

at Southern Hills. Mrs. Evans was voted the 2009 News Democrat/Ripley Bee Brown County Business Woman of the Year. She is currently taking classes at the Ohio State University. Julie is a former Southern Hills student. Mindy Hastings of Georgetown is teaching math and CAD. She has been teaching for 12 years and previously taught at Bethel and Williamsburg. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and AYA Education from Rio Grande and her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Hastings lives in the Georgetown area

with her husband Mitch and three children, and is a graduate of Georgetown High School Maribeth Koewler lives in Ripley and comes to the Southern Hills CTC Early Childhood Education program as an aide in the preschool program. Mrs. Koewler has seventeen years of experience in working in the classroom with pre-K children. She has completed multiple college-level classes in Early Childhood Education and has also completed the American Sign Language I and II classes. Maribeth is also a former Southern Hills student.

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The following students have been elected to serve as the Eastern Brown FCCLA Officers for the 2013-2014 school year. Front Row, left to right: Rebekah Ellis, Jordan Darnell, Back Row, left to right: Kyndal Sowers, Madison Layton, Alyssa Sherman

The officers attended a leadership retreat held at Holiday Inn, Eastgate Mall, September 1-2, where they began planning a program of work for FCCLA activities. They also received training in basic parliamentary procedure skills so that meetings can be conducted efficiently in the future. According to Chapter President Jordan

Darnell, “The Officer Retreat was very productive, and it helped us figure out what we are going to do this year. I’m looking forward to our many activities.” The year to come for the Eastern Brown FCCLA is looking bright. The twenty-one members are looking forward to reigniting a lost tradition.

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The Family and Consumer Sciences program was discontinued at Eastern Brown High School a few years ago due to budget cuts, but with the start of the new school year students are once again able to participate in the youth organization FCCLA - Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA membership is available to students enrolled in a Personal Growth and Leadership Development class that meets twice a week during sixth period or after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will learn to become better leaders, develop skills to be used throughout life, strengthen family values, and much more. The teacher of this class, Joan Garrett, is very enthusiastic about advising the students this year. According to Garrett, “FCCLA activities provide many valuable opportunities for developing skills for life and future careers.” Results of the FCCLA officer elections held on August 29, 2013, include: President - Jordan Darnell, Vice President Kyndal Sowers, Secretary Alyssa Sherman, Treasurer Madison Layton and News Reporter - Rebekah Ellis.


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Foster Simpson, left and Autumn Rhoten, Goat Industry Representatives

Sidney Swisher, Canine Industry Representative

Kasey Spires, left and Justin Johnson, Small Animal Industry Representatives

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Nathan Bixler, left and Abigail DeWitt, Home Economics Industry Representatives

Tyler Stegbauer, left and Katherine Woods, Agriculture, 4-H, & FFA Misc. Industry Representatives

Makayla Rosselot, left and Cory Spitznagel, Swine Industry Representatives

Thirteen Junior Fair exhibitors will serve as industry representatives for this year’s Brown County Fair. They were chosen based on achievements in their respective livestock/project areas, as well as their overall participation in Junior Fair activities. During the fair, these exhibitors will be assisting with shows, contests, and the livestock sales. Additionally, they are required to build an educational display promoting their industries. The 2013 Junior Fair Industry Representatives are: Goat Industry Repre-

trina Spires, and a member of the Georgetown Happy Hustlers 4-H Club. Justin Johnson, son of Dwayne Johnson, and a member of the Ripley Ridge Runners 4-H Club and the Ripley FFA Chapter. Equestrian Industry Representative Sierra Bachman, daughter of Valerie Richey and Joseph Bachman, and a member of the New Creations 4-H Club. Home Economics Industry Representatives Abigail DeWitt, member of the Truthseekers 4H Club, and the daughter of David and Elizabeth

sentatives Autumn Rhoten, daughter of Kenny and Amber Rhoten, and a member of the Ripley Ridge Runners 4-H Club. Foster Simpson, member of the Russellville Ringleaders 4-H and the Eastern Brown FFA Chapter, and the son of Beth Kress and Adam Simpson. Canine Industry Representative Sidney Swisher, member of Beef’s Up 4-H Club, and the daughter of Steve and Salli Swisher. Small Animals Industry Representatives Kasey Spires, the daughter of Kevin and Ka-

DeWitt. Nathan Bixler, son of Larry and Vicki Bixler of Russellville, and a member of the Red Oak Ranchers 4-H Club and the Eastern Brown FFA Chapter. Beef Industry Representative Alicia Gifford, a member of the Georgetown FFA & FCCLA Chapters and the Rising Stars 4-H Club, and the daughter of Jimmie and Charlotte Gifford. Departments 16, 17, & 18 Representatives (Agriculture, 4-H, & FFA Misc.) Katherine Woods, daughter of James and

Tara Woods, and a member of the Russellville Ringleaders 4-H Club. Tyler Stegbauer, a member of the Fayetteville FFA Chapter, and the son of Peter and Cindy Stegbauer. Swine Industry Representative Makayla Rosselot, daughter of Richard and Lory Rosselot, and a member of the Fayetteville 4-H Club and Fayetteville FFA Chapter. Cory Spitznagel, a member of the Western Brown FFA Chapter and Kaleidoscope Kids 4-H Club, and the son of Mike and Terri Spitznagel.

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Alicia Gifford, Beef Industry Representative

Strolling magician, caricaturist to join Chatfield’s Homecoming line-up Chatfield College is excited to add a variety of entertainment options at this year’s Homecoming festivities on Oct. 5, including a strolling magician and a caricature artist from Abracadabra Entertainment. Abracadabra is a long standing service and quality company based in Cincinnati, OH. They perform at birthday parties, company picnics, reunions and corporate events, bringing clowns, inflatables, and much more. Among their many featured acts, their professional caricature artists draw about 12 portraits an hour and make a great souvenir. Also, prepare to see magic happen right in front your eyes at the hands of their amazing magician. Abracadabra creates fun for the whole family! For more information about Abracadabra, visit their website at http://www.abracadabra.co m.

The Brown County Writers Group and the Mt. Orab Branch of the Brown County Public Library are happy to announce a call for submissions to the 2013 Scary Story contest. All ages are welcome to submit and the contest is free to all residents of Southwest Ohio. Only one story per submission, please. You must include your name, age (or if over 18, adult) address and phone number or e-mail address. Please use a legible font such as New Times Roman for submissions. Send your entries to The Mt. Orab Branch of The Brown County Public Library, 613 S. High Street

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An Abracadabra magician wows a group of children with his many tricks.

Chatfield College Homecoming is October 5th, 2013 from 12-5pm. The event will also feature music by Wendy Oakley and the Posse, a petting zoo, pony rides, and carnival and field games. Food from Fat Boy’s Dream Floating Restaurant and Checkerboard Concessions will be

Send submission today to the Scary Story contest

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Mt Orab, OH 45154 or online at bcplmto@oplin.org. If entering online, please send your poem as an RTF attachment along with all contact information. Deadline for submissions is midnight, Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The public is welcome to join us for a reading of the winning poems and presentation of prizes on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at The Mt. Orab Library. Booklets of the winning stories will be available at the event. For more information, please contact the library at (937) 444-1414 or Lawrence Parlier at (513) 427-4211.

available for purchase. Sponsors for the event include National Bank & Trust, Butterbee’s American Bar and Grille, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Barker Electric LLC and the Georgetown Eagles #2293Fraternal Order of Eagles. This event is free and open to the public.

Corn maze honors Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope Pride Hill Farm's corn maze honors Jaymie Jamison and the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. Pride Hill farms located at 1142 Pride Hill Rd in Hamersville, Ohio is having the 2nd Annual Fall Festival. The opening weekend begins on October 4, 2013 and will run each weekend until November 2, 2013. Hours for the corn maze are Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 10am10pm, and Sunday 10am6pm. The pumpkin patch is open daily.

Activities included at Pride Hill's Fall festival include a 10 acre corn maze dedicated to Jaymie Jamison. The cut out from sky shows Jaymie's four children with the saying "Hope for Jaymie" and the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope's signature ribbon. A kid friendly maze is also available. Hayrides, kids games, a bounce house, and a petting zoo is also part of the festival. Concession stand and fall decorations are also available. Groups and field trips welcome, please schedule at 513-5186257. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children, and 2 and under free. Groups 10 or larger is $5 per person.

The Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will hold its next board meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Room A of the Ross County Service Center at 475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. Board meetings usually are held the first Thursday of the month. For more information, call 740-775-5030, ext. 103.

Planning Committee to form for F’ville celebration

BSWCD announces local workgroup meeting SOCOG The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation to meet District (SWCD) will conduct a Local Workgroup (LWG) meeting on October 7, 2013 to identify resource concerns, discuss conservation priorities, and develop potential solutions. The meeting will take place at the USDA Service Center, 706 S. Main Street Georgetown, Ohio 45121 at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Brown SWCD office at 937-378-4424 ext. # 4.

Plans are in the works to form a Planning Committee in Fayetteville to celebrate the 150th year as an Incorporated Village and the 200th year of the founding of Fayetteville. The celebration will be held in 2018, but plans must begin now.

Join us on October 19, 2013 for Jaymie Jamison Foundation Night where proceeds benefit the organization to help raise awareness for gynecological cancer. This night will include special activities, kids games, costume contest, and live music. Jaymie Jamison was a 34 year old mother of 4 children who lost her 10 month battle with cervical cancer in 2011. Family and friends have created an organization in her honor to education women on the signs and symptoms of gynecological cancers. To learn more about this organization please visit their website at www.jaymiejamisonfoundation.org.

If you would like to be a part of this Planning Committee please contact any member of the Village Council, any member of the Community Organization or call Joseph Huber at (513) 875-3343. Leave a message and Huber will return your call.

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2013 ‘Little State Fair’ memories in next weeks edition of The Brown County Press. Congratulations to all those that participated and to everyone who is looking forward to 2014!

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The 2013 Brown County Fair is now in the history books. Here are a few of the memories from last week and we’ll have more photos

All photos by Kellie Day

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The 2013 Industry Representatives were (left to right) Goat Reps. Autumn Rhoten and Foster Simpson, Swine Reps. Makayla Rosselot and Cory Spitznagal, Beef Rep. Alicia Gifford, Equine Rep. Sierra Bachman, Dept. 16/18 Reps. Tyler Stegbauer and Abigail DeWitt, Canine Rep. Sydney Swisher and Small Animal Reps. Kasey Spires and Justin Johnson

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The Georgetown marching band entertained parade watchers as they marched along the parade route.

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The 2013 Brown County Fair Parade was led by a color guard of veterans.

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Grand Marshall Clarence Teal waves to the crowd from his position of honor. Accompanying Teal is Sue Abbinathe.

What would the fair be without the food? RJ Liming enjoys a corn dog and a “Bucket O Fries”. xx

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A clown from Southwest Regional Medical Center hands out candy at the parade to six year old Paige Catron of Mt. Orab.

And what would the fair be without a thrill ride or two? Here, five year old Lucy Vieson and four year old Clayton Coburn of Hamersville enjoy a ride.


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Fayetteville Council members took a tour of the recently vacated Fayetteville United Methodist Church building following its September 18 meeting. Council has been discussing the feasibility of purchasing the building and moving councils chambers as well as the police department to the new location. Richard Brown, assistant pastor representing the church, met with council to discuss the qualities of the building and telling them that the building was appraised for $104,000. Mayor Bernie Vilvens asked Brown if the Fayetteville Fire Department (located next to the church) had expressed any interest in purchasing the building. Brown responded that he had discussed the building with the fire department but they expressed no interest. “We haven’t actually listed the building with the realtor yet,” Brown continued, “but we are scheduled to list it by the end of the month, if we can’t sell it on our own. We wanted to get with council before we list it to see if you are interested. We plan on asking $85,000 but we need to know if the village wants to make an offer.” Brown stressed that he needed an answer or an offer from council before the end of the month. Mayor Bernie Vilvens said, following the tour, that it would be a big decision for council to make. “We’re in the very early stages of this issue,” Vilvens said, “I can tell council members have a lot of mixed feelings on this possible transaction and a lot of questions. There is obviously adequate space for everything

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Fayetteville Village Council members toured the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, which is for sale, for consideration to purchase it.

we would like to do, including having a community room for use by our residents.” Vilvens continued. “But still, there are some issues we need to address before any decision is made. For example, part of the build-

BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Before members of the Fayetteville-Perry Board of Education approved the financial report at its September 19 meeting, member Jim Holden questioned the amount of a bill for Otis Elevator in the amount of $7,390. “I asked John Gauche (building supervisor) what the district gets in return for that money,” board treasurer Jo Anna Carraher explained, “This is something that we only use for the elevator in the elementary school. We have another company that does the middle/high school. This payment is for the entire year. The other

company is paid monthly.” Carraher told the board that the contract includes monthly fire tests that have to be documented, by law. She added that the company comes annually to perform weight tests, also mandated. She said that when the contract was up she would search around for a possible better deal for the district. Following the explanation by Carraher, the financial report was approved. Carraher also updated the board on grant fund changes and how much the district would actually receive. The board approved the changes. The board also discussed their appreciation for the Fayetteville-Perry PTO Boosters, and all that they do for the students of Fayetteville-Perry. According to Superintendent Raegen White, the PTO has a scholarship balance of $5,674 as of September 16. He added that the organization’s general fund numbers are $4,294. Carraher shared with the board that several years ago the PTO made a donation of $15,000 for playground equipment at the new building. The funds were not needed so the money was there in case it was needed. She explained that the school facilities commission

supplied the equipment. “So, I’ve been working with the PTO,” Carraher said, “And these are the items that have been purchased out of that money. They purchased a handicapped swing, paying the cost and for installation. They have also provided over $2,400 for field trips to help offset those costs.” President of the board, Angela Murphy said that she had recently attended a PTO Booster meeting. “I personally talked to them,” Murphy said, “and I told them just how pleased we were with everything they do for the school. If anyone in this district goes to them for something, they are very seldom turned down. They helped purchase school supplies for the teachers this year and plan on helping students next year pay for their school list. I don’t think people in this district realize just how much our PTO does for these students.” Superintendent White also updated the board during his legislative report regarding several House Bills that he is currently watching. “I did want to go over with the board regarding the last superintendents meeting I attended,” White began, “On the Affordable Care no-

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were finally told that they would have a meeting to decide if we could be allowed to have the key or not. That makes no sense to me because these are public records. So we decided to put the issue in Cecelia Potts handle it and see what she could get accomplished.” Mayor Vilvens said he would make a call to the commissioners to find out exactly who is in charge of the law library. Chief of police, Randy Carson told council that he was still working on gathering up copies of all titles to his department’s vehicles. At least one vehicle has been sold, and he needed the title to complete the transaction. Carson said if necessary he would obtain a copy of the title.

tification requirements Jo Anna and I discussed this at our last insurance meeting. “Under this Affordable Care Act, school districts must notify all current employees by October 1, 2013 of the availability of health insurance market place, the health insurance exchange and then after October 1, 2013, all new hires must be notified within 14 days of the hire, part-time or fulltime.” White also discussed: • HB 8 (establishes who may carry a gun in school, removes issue from collective bargaining, reduces BOE liability and the BOE can establish the minimum required training with certain limits); • HB 50 (aims to protect the rights of children before and during custodial interrogations by providing certain Miranda type warnings); • HB 59 (new funding formula, student counts changes from once a year to three times a year, open enrolment changes, the Straight A fund for innovative initiatives); • HB 245 (seeks to extend the 10% and 2.5% property tax ‘rollback’ to new and replacement levies approved at the 2013 general election); • HB 215 (authorizes a

board of education to enter into an agreement with a volunteer who is a current or retired law enforcement officer to patrol school grounds to prevent or respond to a mass casualty event). Later in the meeting, Murphy discussed the pending solar energy contracts. “The gentleman from Solar Planet contacted me and said that when the board signed the last contract,” Murphy began, “he said that they are redoing the pricing. Our district’s attorney has looked at the changes and she said that if the board is okay with the pricing the contract was fine.” She added that the changes had to be made because the contract was vague in sections. The board decided to spend more time studying the contract clarifying the wording before the agreement is signed even if a special meeting had to be called. In other business, following an executive session the board approved all out-ofstate trips, the OPES policy, and the sale of two buses at auction. The next scheduled board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 in the conference room.

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and Thinking for Change classes. Mr. Gaunce’s Ohio Driver’s License was suspended for twelve (12) months and he was ordered to pay court costs. Judge Gusweiler further advised Mr. Gaunce of the mandatory (3) years of post-release control through the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

Open house to discuss Solomon Run Dam removal and stream restoration The Ursulines of Brown County are inviting community members to attend an open house on, Thursday, October 10, 2013, to share information about their plans to remove a low-head dam located in Brown County along

Solomon Run, a tributary to the East Fork Little Miami River. The open house will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Mongan Academic Building located at 20860 State Route 251, Saint Martin, OH 45118.

Chrystal D. Pedigo Jamie Prokop sentenced to prison sentenced to prison In August 2013, a three count indictment was filed against Chrystal D. Pedigo. The indictment charged Count One, Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Count Two, Conspiracy, a felony of the third degree, having maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) years in prison and Count Three, Obstructing Justice, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Count Two and Three in the indictment was dismissed. On September 18, 2013, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Pedigo twenty-four (24) months in prison.

teville’s zoning ordinances were registered there,” Campbell began, “We went to the law library and the doors were locked and there was a sign on the door that said ‘Moved to 125’. “So we went over there to that law office and they said we needed to go to the office of McConn and Cutrell to get the key. They told us that the key wasn’t available to the public.” Campbell said they were told that the law library has no money to pay for people to run it. He said he was told that maybe the law library would allow him to get on the computer to pull up the information he needed. “But then another person came out of an office and told us that ordinances were not available on the website,” Campbell said while shaking his head. “So we

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Matthew R. Gaunce sentenced to prison In August 2013, a two count indictment was filed against Matthew R. Gaunce. The indictment charged Count One, Conspiracy, a felony of the second degree, having maximum penalty of eight (8) years in prison and Count Two, Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Count Two in the indictment was dismissed. On September 18, 2013, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Gaunce to five (5) years in prison. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Gaunce to receive Substance Abuse Counseling

ing is heated by coal oil and part is electric. That could be a problem. And remodeling to make it fit our needs could also be a huge expense. We will schedule a special meeting in the next few days to discuss the pros and cons.”

Vilvens said the current building where council meets (which is paid for) would be sold along with the entire block which could allow for new businesses to move in. One council member reminded everyone that the water works as well as the village owned scrolling sign would have to be moved, which introduced a new set of issues to consider. In other business, Village administrator Bob Campbell reported that his efforts to review the village’s zoning ordinances, a couple weeks ago, at the Brown County Law Library had met with a dead end and the issue had now been put in the hands of village solicitor Cecelia Potts. “Jean Evans and I went to Georgetown to visit the law library to see if Fayet-

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Judge Gusweiler ordered Ms. Pedigo to receive Substance Abuse Counseling. Ms. Pedigo’s Ohio Driver’s License was suspended for twelve (12) months and she was ordered to pay court costs. Judge Gusweiler further advised Ms. Pedigo of the optional (3) years of postrelease control at the discretion of the Adult Parole Authority upon her release from prison.

In April 2012, a three count indictment was filed against Jamie Prokop. The indictment charged Count One, Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Two, Theft, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison and Count Three, Breaking and Entering, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison. On September 18, 2013, Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count One, Breaking and Entering, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Counts Two and Three were dismissed. Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Prokop to eleven (11) months in the

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Ohio Department of Corrections. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Prokop to pay court costs and restitution to the First Baptist Church of Fayetteville and Living Church of Five Mile. Judge Gusweiler further advised the defendant of the optional three (3) years of post-release control at the discretion of the Adult Parole Authority, upon his release from prison.

The Solomon Run lowhead dam was originally constructed in the 1930s to provide a reliable source of drinking water for the St. Martin community. Today, the dam is no longer used for that purpose and the Ursulines are committed to restoring the stream to a more natural state. “Lowhead dams were constructed all over Ohio and elsewhere years ago for various purposes,” states John Kellis, Executive Director with the Ohio Valley RC&D Council. “We now know these dams have a negative impact on natural stream systems and can impair water quality behind these structures. Many communities are opting to remove them,” Kellis adds. Ohio EPA has studied Solomon Run and determined that the low-head dam obstructs the stream’s natural flow, which is harmful to native fish, mussels and other stream species. The dam creates a large, stagnate pool of water upstream and causes an unnatural build-up of sediment behind the structure. The dam also presents a potential public hazard, as those who attempt to boat, fish or play near the dam risk serious injury. After the dam and accumulated sediments are removed, natural channel design will be used to restore the final channel. Natural stream features, such as riffles and pools,

will mimic the natural conditions upstream and downstream of the restoration site. The adjacent floodplain and valley zones will be reshaped and planted with native grasses, shrubs and trees. “Upon this project’s completion, Solomon Run will once again be a natural, free flowing stream,” states Kellis. “The Ursulines’ commitment to environmental stewardship will serve as an example to other communities for years to come,” Kellis adds. Funding for the Solomon Run Project is being provided by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program, Section 319 Grants. Ohio EPA awards 319 grants to local organizations/agencies to implement projects designed to restore impaired streams. Project partners include the Ursulines of Brown County, Ohio EPA, Burgess and Niple, Ohio Valley RC&D Council, Brown Soil & Water Conservation District, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District and the East Fork Watershed Collaborative. The Solomon Run Dam Removal Open House Forum is open to the public and all are invited to attend. To learn more about the Solomon Run Project, visit: http://www.clermontswcd.org/Solomon.as px

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Burglary. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, Counts One, Two, Three, Five and Six were dismissed. On September 18, 2013, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Smith to a prison term of

four (4) years. Judge Gusweiler ordered Mr. Smith to pay restitution and court cost. Judge Gusweiler further advised Mr. Smith of the mandatory five (5) years of post-release control

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an additional three (3) year prison term; Count Six, Theft From an Elderly Person or Disabled Adult with the specification of a Firearm, a felony of the fourth degree, with a maximum penalty of eighteen (18) months in prison and the specification having an additional three (3) year prison term. Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to Count Four, Aggravated

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is requesting the public's help in locating a sexual predator who has failed to register his address with authorities. Deputies with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Jason Bingham on March 13, 2013. He is wanted on a charge of failure to register. According to public records, the suspect was convicted in 2003 in Bay County, Florida, on a charge of Attempted Lewd and Lascivious Act in the Presence of a Child. Records indicate the victim was a juvenile female. Bingham last registered his address as being on Columbus Street in Wilmington. He may be driving a gray, 2003 Acura.

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Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jason Bingham should contact the Clinton County Sheriff's Office or the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) at 855-BCIOHIO (855-224-6446).

OPINION Enrolling for a new health plan CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 CHECK PREMIUMS WILL BE 16 PERCENT LOWER THAN ORIGINALLY EXPECTED Ohioans to Have on Average 46 Health Plans in New Marketplace The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report that health care premiums across the country will be 16 percent lower than originally expected and that Ohio consumers will have an average of 46 health plans to choose from in the new marketplace beginning October 1. Following release of the report, U.S. Sen. Sherrod

Brown (D-OH) offered the following statement. “This is excellent news for Ohio’s citizens and families,” Brown said. “The health law is already benefitting millions of Ohioans and will continue to do so as premiums go down and citizens learn more about their options in the marketplace. No longer will Ohioans have to worry about being an illness or injury away from financially devastating medical bills. Health reform is leveling the playing field by ending lifetime limits on coverage, ending discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, and providing assistance so that low and

medium income citizens can purchase insurance.” Last week, Brown held a news conference call to announce that more than 916,000 Ohioans are eligible to receive financial help in order to secure affordable and accessible health coverage. Brown, who declined Congressional health insurance for nearly two decades—keeping a 1992 campaign promise to decline a health plan until similar coverage is available to all Americans—will enter the marketplace during this fall’s enrollment period. 95 percent of uninsured Americans eligible for the marketplace live in states

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 tect the citizens whom they were elected to represent. In this specific case, it seems that a faction (not a majority) of council and mayor are more worried about appeasing two factions of a conflict rather than properly protecting the citizens of the village first. The agreement does tend to satisfy the parties in dispute but it does absolutely nothing to protect the public from certain punitive damages awards from contractors as well as most assured penalties from the I.R.S. in regard to taxation breaks on the project. These liabilities will be added to every property and homeowners tax bill in the village and will create undue hardship on our citizens. To give the public some idea of these liabilities, the contractor of the construction project, Shinn Brothers, sued the village for breach of contract and asked for $800,000 in damages but offered to settle with the village for $600,000 but the village refused, Shinn Brothers then won their summary judgment against the village and the damages will be accessed in October. The I.R.S. gave tax incentives worth $1.7 million for the water plant project and the government will definitely want reimbursed for these funds. Estimates of potential damages and financial penalties to the property and homeowners could reach as estimated $1.2 million! In court proceedings last week, Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler alluded to these damages “as being in the hundreds of thousands of dollars” when the addressing the liability of the Shinn Brothers lawsuit only. I have a second problem with this agreement. The

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In August 2013, a six count indictment was filed against Jacob A. Smith. The indictment charged Count One, Burglary, a felony of the second degree, with a maximum penalty of eight (8) years in prison; Count Two, Grand Theft When the Property is a Firearm or Dangerous Ordnance, which is a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Count Three, Aggravated Robbery with a specification of a Firearm, a felony of the first degree, having a maximum penalty of eleven (11) years in prison and the specification of a Firearm having an additional three (3) year prison term; Count Four, Aggravated Burglary with a specification of a Firearm, a felony of the first degree, having a maximum penalty of eleven (11) years in prison and the specification having an additional three (3) year prison term; Count Five, Kidnapping with a specification of a Firearm, which is a felony to the first degree, having a maximum penalty of eleven (11) years in prison and the specification having

Village of Aberdeen is scheduled to receive $600,000 from the Estate of the late Louis Bramel. This agreement, if enacted, would give back 62% of this money to the bondholder (Annette Mineer). The village is in desperate need of this money, we need a new city building, we need to repair or build a new water tower. There so many positive things we could do with this money but the mayor and a faction of council want to give this away? During court proceedings last week, Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler stated, “the best arbiter of any issue is an election” and I tend agree. I do not believe that any special council meetings should take place until after the November 5th election, thus giving the citizens of the village a chance to vote their preference in regard to whom they elect, thus directing the proper course of action the village needs to take. I will attend all regularly scheduled monthly meetings and the faction of council that supports this agreement will have a second reading at the October regular meeting, with the final reading at the November meeting (after the election). I see no real reason to rush to force this agreement down the throats of an unprotected public! Remember, special meetings of council should be the exception not the norm! If there were proper leadership at the top we should be able to handle all affairs of the village in our regular monthly meetings. A certain faction (Eitel, Phillips, Perraut and Verville) of this council has used continuous special meetings to railroad water and sewage rate hikes and are now trying to force this unfavorable agreement on the same un-

suspecting public. It must be noted that council members Castle, Applegate, and Shotwell did not sign the agreement in question and they also did not vote on any resolution authorizing the mediation that facilitated the agreement in question. Councilmembers Castle, Applegate, and Shotwell supported resuming the project because it simply appears to be the best method available of ending all potential liability, thus properly protecting the taxpayers of Aberdeen. It is my contention, that either the proposed agreement or resumption of construction of the water plant should satisfy the concerns of the bond trustees. The bonds in question are not defaulted until after December 31, 2013 and there is no real reason to rush into anything prematurely. Simply put, the bond trustees want some legal resolution of the problem in general and should be satisfied with either solution. They will get their answer in late November or early December. In closing, I would like to note the irony of something. Several weeks ago four council members (Eitel, Phillips, Perraut and Verville) wrote an editorial, in an outof-state newspaper, that implied that I was nothing more than a mouthpiece for bondholder Annette Mineer and now amazingly they are upset because I won’t be (since I won’t support this agreement)! Don’t worry this Castle’s foundation remains strong and will only fight when it is necessary to protect the citizens of Aberdeen. Respectfully, Jay Castle Member Aberdeen Village Council

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imately $400,000. The agreement also calls for the bond money to pay Moodys of Dayton approximately $70,000. Moody’s drilled two wells on Mineers property and has not been paid to date. The company has filed a civil suit against the village for non-payment. The agreement must have the approval of council to be official. An attempt to suspend council rules and approve the agreement that night fell short at the September 16 meeting and the agreement received a first reading. Six special council meetings were scheduled every day but Sunday between Thursday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 25. Each time, Aberdeen Mayor Harry Foxworthy said the purpose of the meetings was “budget and the settlement agreement.” Each day, the meetings were not held because council members Jay Castle, Jerry Applegate and Dr. Matt Shotwell were not present. Council Members Billie Eitel, Jim Parraut and Jason Phillips did attend each of the meetings. Four of six council members are required to be present to conduct a meeting. At press time, no further special meetings had been scheduled. The next regular meeting of the Aberdeen Village Council is set for October 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Ohio Revised Code states that a council can

vote to remove members if they miss two consecutive regular meetings. There is no legal requirement for council members to attend special meetings. Foxworthy had no comment on the lack of a quorum at the special meetings, other than to say that Castle, Applegate and Shotwell were “preventing important village business from being done” by not attending the meetings. Shotwell was recently appointed by Foxworthy to fill the seat of Robert Verville, who resigned for health reasons last month. Regarding his lack of attendance at the special meetings, Shotwell said “I think the special meetings are pushing an agenda I am uncomfortable with, so I’m not attending them.” He said that logical and deliberate decisions were called for because that was in the best interest of the citizens of the village. He added that the current council should carefully consider whether to go against the decision of a previous Aberdeen Council to build a water plant. “Completely ignoring a significant decision like that could be very costly. Before we rush in, we need some concrete answers on costs and other consequences.”, Shotwell said. Castle also said that be thought that caution was necessary regarding the issue. “They are trying to rush something through that doesn’t need to be rushed. As far as I’m concerned,

we can talk about the issue again at the October 7 regular meeting.”, he said Applegate said that he has not attended the meetings because he was out of state. “I told the mayor and council at the last regular meeting that I was going to be out of town. Why we’re having all of the special meetings in a row doesn’t make any sense to me.” Applegate added that he was disturbed by the fact that Foxworthy scheduled six special meetings in seven days. “That shows me that they are trying to rush something through or cram something down peoples throats. Or they are afraid of the election that is coming around the corner that could stop a lot of this.” Four council seats are at stake in Aberdeen during the November 5 election, with eight candidates competing for them. Current council members Castle, Applegate and Phillips are seeking re-election. Fighting to join them are newcomers Rajenna Combess, Phyllis Bishop, Bill Wilson, Robert Meadows and Bradley Cannon, Jr. Current council member Eitel is not seeking re-election. Eitel said she feels that Castle, Applegate and Shotwell are being “childish and irresponsible” by not attending the special meetings. “There are very important issues we have to deal

with right away.”, Eitel said. “Those who are choosing not to attend the meeting are putting the village in jeopardy. Boycotting the meetings when business needs to be taken care of is beyond my imagination.” Eitel added that the council members who are not attending are not serving the interests of the citizens that elected them. During a civil hearing last week for a group of Aberdeen residents who are attempting to force construction of a water plant, Aberdeen Village Solicitor David Grimes told Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler that the settlement agreement was drawn up because US Bank, the trustee of the bond funds, was threatening a lawsuit of its own against the village and Mineer because the project was stalled. “They said they would file a federal lawsuit in Minnesota and that the legal bills could approach $250,000.”, Grimes told Gusweiler. US Bank is headquartered in Minnesota. Those against the settlement point to the pending judgement against the village in the lawsuit filed by Shinn Brothers, the company hired to build the water plant. Gusweiler has already ruled in the company’s favor and a trial is set for mid-October to determine damages. Those damages could exceed $500,000.

BCI shares drug dog with MOPD CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 explained. Working with Ridge was a preview of what could happen down the road. The Mt. Orab Police Department is trying to get a K9 Unit of its own. “Our department is well on its way to raising enough money to purchase our own dog. The total cost is around $15,000.”, Dearing said. K9 Units are dogs that are trained specifically to assist police and other lawenforcement personnel in their work. The most common breed is the German Shepherd, but other breeds including Rottweilers, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers, American Pit Bull terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers are also very popular. Some K9 Units are used for ‘Bark and Hold’ dogs for chasing and holding suspects and others are considered search and rescue dogs (SAR) or detection dogs or explosive-sniffing dogs, while others are used exclusively for detecting illicit substances such as drugs. According to Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount

the five-day assignment working with the K9 Unit was a huge success. “The K9 Unit was brought to Mt. Orab different days of the week for five weeks and was set up, along with Ptl. Dearing, random places within the village,” Mount explained. “We not only set up on different days of the week, but also at different locations, so no one knew exactly where we would be set up. Because we are not allowed to profile anyone, we looked for specific things that would allow us to stop a vehicle.” Mount said Officer Dearing and the undercover agent from the BCI stopped 18 cars that they suspected could be carrying drugs. “Out of those 18 vehicles we had six drug arrests, because of Ridge, the K9 Unit,” Mount continued. “He was really something to watch in action. We would pull a vehicle over and the dog was told to approach. If he got the slightest hint of drugs, he would immediately stop, sit down and put his nose where the odor was coming from. It was usually from a seam on the car.” Mount continued, “That’s all we needed to do

a search of the vehicle. Without the dog, we could be accused of interfering with their constitutional rights. So that dog was the reason we could search the vehicle.” Chief Mount explained that the last arrests made on Friday was especially disturbing to everyone on the scene of the drug interdiction. “I could hardly believe what I saw,” Mount said. “Ridge identified the presence of drugs on a vehicle that had a man and a woman, with three small children in the back seat. “After searching the vehicle we found narcotics in a can of baby formula. The couple had just come to Mt. Orab to buy the narcotics. Imagine if those children, two of them about a year old, would have gotten in to those drugs. It could have killed them. And those children are symbolic of one of the worst parts of this war we’ve waged on drugs.” Mount went on to say Mt. Orab is fast gaining a reputation of multiple drug busts on a weekly basis. “All these drug busts that are written up in the Brown County Press every week doesn’t imply that the drug problem is worse in Mt.

Orab than other villages,” he added. “It implies that our drug intervention team is doing their job. Our department will do whatever it takes to encourage the drug dealers to move on, because their not going to do their business here.” Mount said one big problem all law enforcement officers face are the changes made by state legislators that make drug possession a 4th or 5th degree felony. “We can’t really do much until the second offense,” Mount said, “but then, they will automatically get three years, getting them off the streets. “We were all very encouraged with making arrests at six out of 18 stops, that’s about 33% of the cars stopped.” Mount stated that his department has raised about $5,000 towards the $15,000 it needs to purchase its own K9 Unit. “The donations continue to come in,” Chief Mount said. “It’s going to be a big step for Mt. Orab when we have a K9 Unit on our department. We will continue our fight against drugs in Mt. Orab, and do whatever it takes to make this village the safest in the county.”

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “Several customers have already called and we have extended the time to get the mailboxes fixed. “In my conversations with Brown County Engineer Todd Cluxton, he has agreed to raise the gravel level around the mail box posts which should resolve the issue of the distance the box is from the road. “None of the posts will actually have to be replaced, only the height of the box itself, which has to be between 44 and 48 inches tall.” Hawks added that the postal service has the authority to make these changes as they deem necessary. “We are trying to make mail delivery in those areas more efficient and safer for not only the carrier but the

public,” Hawks added. “The gravel around those posts hasn’t been maintained by the previous postmaster prior to coming here to Batavia, and it allowed that additional berm to be poured and replaced in there by the county and moved away from the road. It should not have been allowed, but unfortunately it was and was authorized by the previous postmaster. We’re just trying to protect our employees. This berm problem on Crosstown Road has been an issue for several years.” Hawks said that after talking to the previous postmaster he said he was told that the county has not held up to the agreement to fix the berm. “The previous postmaster told me that he has reached out to the engineers office on several oc-

casions regarding the sinking berm,” Hawks continued, “but they never came back to fix it.” Hawks said the mailboxes were originally moved due to snow plows hitting the mailboxes during the winter months.” Hawks said the mail carriers can no longer use their own vehicles. They are required to use only LLV’s (Long Life Vehicles) provided by the postal service. The LLV’s are more visible to other drivers and the steering wheel is on the right side which makes them safer for the carrier. “The last thing we want to do is put anyone out,” Hawks added, “there are solutions to these issues and we want to help these residents as much as we can.” Hawks admitted that on the U.S. Postal Service

website, the height of the mailbox is required to be between 41 and 45 inches, but those figures were for normal vehicles when carriers used the own cars, not the LLV’s. “We understand the problem this might cause for some people,” Hawks said, “So we encourage anyone who is having a problem raising their mailboxes by four or five inches to call our office. We can help in most cases. We want to help. I encourage anyone who needs assistance to call ((513) 732-1823 and we’ll do everything we can to help.” Brown County Engineer, Cluxton said his crew would be out on Crosstown Road early next week to begin building up the gravel around the mail box posts.

Here are seven more HealthBits. Remember back when you were a kid and your mom would either put iodine or Merthiolate on a cut? Iodine would sting, Merthiolate didn’t. That’s because iodine had alcohol in it and merthiolate didn’t. You can’t find real Merthiolate on the shelf anymore, that’s because Merthiolate’s active ingredient is mercury. It is no longer on the market because it is very toxic and can have long lasting toxic effects in aquatic environments. You get a cut and pour a little peroxide on it and watch it bubble. Ever wonder what makes it bubble? Hydrogen peroxide is H2O2 or one hydrogen per oxygen. Water is two hydrogens per oxygen (H2O). This means there is plenty of extra oxygen, therefore making the bubbles. Oxygen is actually very hostile to life, even though we need it to live. This free oxygen reacts with the cell walls of any bacteria destroying them. Propranolol (brand name Inderal) was the first betablocker on the market. Beta-blockers have a myriad of uses: high blood pressure, angina (or heart pain), slow down heart rate (treat tachycardia), prevent migraine, and treating tremor to name a few. Beta-blockers work by blocking the action of epinephrine. Epinephrine is the same thing as adrenaline, so beta-blockers slow down the changes your body goes through when you get scared. What do blood and the planet Mars have in common? They both get their red color from iron. When iron combines with oxygen, you get rust which is a

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reddish color. This same combination (iron+oxygen) results in blood’s red color, or in the red dust on Mars, or the red clay found in Georgia. That’s why blood is red, but not every animal has red blood. The horseshoe crab actually has blue blood. Unlike most other animals that use iron to transport oxygen through the blood, horseshoe crabs use copper, that’s why their blood is blue. The most common treatment for lice and scabies is permethrin. For humans, it comes in two different strengths a one percent cream rinse for use on the hair for lice and a prescription five percent cream for scabies. Permethrin is harmless to most mammals and birds, except cats. It is also very toxic to fish. Many cats have died because owners used a flea and tick product containing permethrin for dogs on their cat. Ever notice how your cholesterol medicine almost always says to take at night (at least if it’s a statin). That’s because statins interrupt the liver’s production of cholesterol and your body produces more cholesterol at night than it does during the day. Tom Callahan is a pharmacist, he lives in the Milford area. Any question or comments can be sent to TomHealthMatters@gmail .com. You can find archives of previous Health Matters at TomHealthMatters.blogspot.com.

Fall Pasture Walk registration deadline set for October 7 The Adams, Brown and Highland County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Forage and Grassland Council and NRCS will be hosting a Pasture Walk at the End of the Ridge Farms in Adams County on October 12 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is the final program of the series that has highlighted grazing management and forage productivity. Producers need to reg-

ister by October 7th, 2013, by contacting the Brown SWCD office at 937-378-4424, or at; 706 South Main St. Georgetown, OH 45121. A registration fee of $5 per person will include materials coffee, doughnuts, and juice before the pasture walk and lunch following the pasture walk. Please contact Brown SWCD office for a registration form.

2013 Brown County Fair a big hit CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 dition of a new building next to the Danny Gray Activity Center. The building will house all Future Farmers of America and 4H activities that were previously held in the Pullman building. That building will now be for small animals only, to allow more room for exhibitors. The new building will be

named after Harmon and Velva Neal. It was built by A1 Builders of Mowrystown. The merchants building on the fairgrounds was also renamed in honor of Whalen and his seventeen years of service to the fair board. Whalen said he and members of the fair board would like to thank everyone who took part in or visited this year’s ‘Little State Fair” in Georgetown.

Unemployment drops in August CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 reporting that the unemployment rate dropped in 86 of Ohio’s 88 counties. The state rate fell to 6.9 percent in August, compared to 7.3 percent in July. Similar figures were reported for southwest Ohio. For the five county area of Brown, Clermont, Hamilton, Butler and Warren counties, the unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent in August from 6.9 percent in January. Mercer County once again

reported the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.3 percent. The highest rate was found again in Pike County at 12.0 percent. The highest jobless rates after Pike County were found in Meigs County (11.8 percent), Adams County (10.3 percent), Scioto County (10.2 percent) and Morgan County (10.2 percent). Brown County at 7.3 percent was in a five way tie for the 26th highest unemployment rate in August.

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Hike 4 Hope Run/Walk set for Sunday, October 6 Memory Lane will be decorated with signs honoring or memorializing someone’s loved one. Anyone wishing to place a personalized sign on ‘Memory Lane, the cost is only $5 and can read ‘In Honor of’, ‘In Memory of’ or other. “All the money raised from this event will go into a special bereavement fund,” Richmond said. “The loss of a loved one can be devastating to a family, so we follow that patient’s family for up to 15 months after the passing. We have support groups and children’s camps that help these families, many of whom have no insurance or the means to pay for extra services.” Richmond said most of Hospice of Hope expenses

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Anthony Cook sentenced to prison In July, 2013, a Four Count indictment was filed against Anthony Cook. The indictment charged Count One, Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the fifth degree, having a maximum penalty of twelve (12) months in prison; Count Two, Trafficking in Heroin (with specification that the offense was committed in the vicinity of a juvenile and school), a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Count Three, Trafficking in Heroin (with specification that the offense was committed in the vicinity of a juvenile and school), a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Count Four, Trafficking in Heroin (with specification that the offense was committed in the vicinity of a juvenile and school), a felony of the third degree, having a maximum penalty of thirty-six (36) months in prison; Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Scott T. Gusweiler, accepted a plea of guilty to Count One and Count Four. Upon a motion by the State, Counts Two and Three were dismissed. On September 17, 2013, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Cook to ten (10) months on Count One and (10) ten months on Count Four to run consecutively, to make him serve a total of twenty (20) months in prison. Judge Gusweiler ordered Cook’s Ohio Driver’s License suspended for a total of twenty-four (24) months. Judge Gusweiler further advised the defendant of the optional three (3) years of post-release control at the discretion of the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.

are paid by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance but many people do not have access to those services. “We continue our support to these families,” she said. “We also work with our Veterans who often have their own set of endof-life issues. We are happy to say every dime we raise from this walk/run event

will stay and be used in one of the six counties we cover.” Richmond said the fundraisers would not be possible if not for the help of local sponsors including: • Merchants National Bank; • Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope; • Butterbee’s American Grill;

• The Brown County Press; • Nationwide® Insurance, Paul Hall and Associates; • Genesis Oxygen & Home Medical Equipment. Registration fee includes t-shirt and refreshments after the hike. Participants must register by October 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

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The Annual Hike 4 Hope 3-Mile Walk or Run is set to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 in Mt. Orab. The hike will begin and end at Merchants National Bank, 370 N. High Street and all ages and experience levels are welcome. Proceeds from this annual event goes to Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley. According to Erin Richmond of Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley this years Hike 4 Hope could be the biggest its ever been. “Last year, this fundraiser generated over $5,600 towards quality end-of -life care for our patients,” Richmond said. “Over 100 walkers and runners participated to show support for Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley.” Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley covers Brown, Adams, Clermont, Clinton, Highland and Pike Counties. It has provided over $2 million in charity care since 1990. “We provide a special kind of care and support for persons in the last phases of a life-limiting illness so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible,” added Richmond. “Hospice care focuses on controlling the patient’s pain and other physical symptoms of their illness,

while also providing emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and their family.” Richmond said that Hospice helps patients and families with end-of-life decision-making, meeting life goals, enhancing family relationships and promoting comfort. The Hike 4 Hope 3-Mile Walk or Run will include special contests including: • Best Participation for youth and corporate; • Most Money Raised for youth, corporate and individuals. Walkers/Runners in the event will enjoy ‘Memory Lane’ during the event. Memory Lane will be located on the lawn of the Mt. Orab Village Park which is included on the route of the hike.

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Eastern Brown Cross Country team looking to do well at districts BY Sabrina Mignerey The Brown County Press The Eastern Brown Cross Country team recently competed at a meet at New Richmond. Eastern’s top male finisher was senior Lane Pickerill, who finished fourth overall even while losing one of his shoes during the course with a time of 19:07.67. The top female finisher for Eastern was junior Alyssa Taylor with a time of 22:33.28. The course was a very muddy, treacherous one making it tough for the runners.

When Eastern Head Coach Tom Glasscock was asked about his team and the season, he said, “We are a work in progress, but we do the best we possibly can.” Glasscock feels that one of the strengths the team possesses is the intense amount of training and dedication they put in. They do a lot of speed work and the team is devoted to becoming the best they possibly can. When asked what he was looking forward to for his team he replied, “Advancing as far as we

can, we would like to do well at league meets but it is not everything, to do the best we can as a team.” Eastern hopes to make it to the State level meet, Nov. 2 in Columbus. The team is looking forward to Districts on Oct. 19 at Rio Grande and would like to achieve the goal they set for themselves as a team, to advance as far as they possibly can. The top 16 finishers from the District meet will go to Regionals the following week at Pickerington, which is a

qualifier for the State meet. The next League meet for the Warriors is Oct. 12 as Ripley High School. Other top male times were; Jordan Kattine, Georgetown: 19:31.00, Josh Deaton, RULH: 20.54.90, Andrew Kings, Fayetteville-Perry: 24.01.78 The top female times were; Kelsey Miller, Georgetown: 23:49.09, Riley Clayton, Fayetteville: 24:18:86, Stacey White, RULH: 25:45.99

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Western Brown senior quarterback Devin Wood, shown here against New Richmond, was able to throw for 96 yards despite the heavy rain.

WB Broncos top New Richmond by three Even though their heavy passing attack was subdued by the downpouring of rain, the Western Brown Broncos were able to find a way to win against the New Richmond Lions -- who were 3-0 going into the game on Sept. 20. The Broncos won 2017. “We were trying to carry last week’s momentum forward, and trying to beat another undefeated team,” senior defensive back Justin Longbottom said. The Broncos offense relied on the arm of senior quarterback Devyn Wood and his ability to spread the ball around to move down the field and score points. During the 3-0 start to the season, Wood threw the ball 128 times, resulting in 1378 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Broncos had 24 rushing attempts, 107 rushing yards with four touchdowns in the first three games. “Our run game improved throughout the whole game, and I was impressed with our running backs,” Western Brown Head Coach Evan Dreyer said. “They did a great job helping us.” The Western Brown backs combined for 149 yards and three touchdowns. Junior Nick Osborne had 63 yards and one touchdown, sophomore Eean Hornung ran for 39 yards and one touchdown, and junior Josh Young added 10 yards and the third touchdown. It was the first time the Bronco running backs gained over 100 yards, but Dreyer says the team won’t leave the passing game behind. “The biggest thing is, we are who we are,” Dreyer said. “We tried to throw it Friday night and we still did, around 26 passes in that rain. We’re still going to throw the ball and run as well. We will take what the defense gives us.” “Running the ball in the weather with some success got us excited,” Dreyer said. While the Broncos found footing on the slick turf to run the ball,

the defense helped give them their fourth win. Longbottom had one interception, as did junior cornerback Logan Nuhn. “We played extremely well with our footing and being able to tackle, which was hard in that rain,” Dreyer said. Stopping the run was a big winning factor as well. The previous game against the Ross Rams helped the Broncos prepare for New Richmond’s running backs. “After Ross, they took it upon themselves to prepare a little bit more and focus on making sure there were 11 guys to the ball and were always attacking,” Dreyer said. “Our pursuit to the football really helped us.” Longbottom said that the game against Ross was a “gutcheck”. Senior linebacker Derrick McIntosh said “We already knew they were going to run the ball at us, when it was pouring down rain we knew for sure it was going to be a run basically every time. The season keeps moving for the Broncos. After Western Brown travels to Greenville, they will start league play again and Dreyer said he can’t wait for that. The Broncos are ranked first in the Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference in the American Division, by being 1-0 in the conference. “It’s exciting for our guys to take a business trip up to Greenville, but after that we’re back to the league,” Dreyer said. “This group does a great job of working and being a team. Right now its a great feeling knowing the kids are playing well and working hard. We can still always improve [though]. There were a lot of runs where we missed key blocks and had little mistakes on. We’re going to keep improving in that area for the future, and progress each week.

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The Fayetteville Rockets run out to the field before their game with Williamsburg, which they lost 41-6 on Sept. 13. The Rockets bounced back though, by beating Miami Valley Christian Academy 16-6 on Sept. 20.

Off to a good start, each week will be a challenge for Rockets BY Brandon Barb The Brown County Press The Fayetteville-Perry football team began this season on a good foot. They beat Clermont Northeastern 20-12 and came back against Bethel Tate to win 26-14. It was the best start yet for the program, which is in its fourth year, so confidence was high as the Rockets traveled to Williamsburg Sept. 13. However, the boys in green lost to the Wildcats 41-6, and the Rockets’ momentum was slowed a little bit. But during the heavy rain on Sept. 20, Fayetteville was able to get back on the winning track against Miami Valley Christian Academy with a final score of 16-6. “It was important for us,” Fayetteville Head Coach Nathan Geers said. “We realized we had a lot of mistakes we needed to correct and we had a great week of practice, and preparation for the game.” Against Williamsburg, Fayetteville only had 71 total yards compared to the Wildcats’ 513 but the Rockets didn’t dwell too long on their first loss. Geers said the seniors helped the rest of the team get back on the right track. “They understood what we needed to do and they got it done for us.” The rain was a problem for most high school teams, but it didn’t faze the Rocket run game very much. “We knew ball security was going to be the most important thing, and we

did a great of that,” Geers said. So far this season it has been dry weather for Fayetteville, giving the players little opportunity to practice in the rain and mud. “That was kind of the first opportunity for us to be in wet conditions, but I thought we handled it pretty well,” Geers said. “We didn’t let it affect our mentality. And being a running team helped us. It made it a lot easier, and worked to our advantage. I was proud of how the guys reacted to the rain. Its easy to cave in and use it as an excuse.” The team was “stagnant” during the first three quarters, but things picked up for Fayetteville in the fourth. “We just wore them down,” Geers said. “Our conditioning and dedication to the weight room paid off. The big moments came in the off season, when we put in the hard work.” Late in the fourth quarter, the Rockets created a fumble which lead to a Fayetteville touchdown. “Jacob Laney had a great game running the football, and on defense as well,” Geers said. “he was able to get a couple touchdowns which were important [with the conditions].” The success of the running game is thanks to the offensive line as well, according to Geers. “Nata Allen cleared the way for Laney the whole way. He did a great job of opening up holes for

him,” Geers said. Moving forward, the Rockets aren’t going to sleep on their early success. “We aren’t satisfied with where we are at,” Geers said. “We are happy with our record, we went out there and earned it, but by no means are we satisfied.” Geers continued, “We know what we’re capable of and every time we walk onto that field we think we are the best team out there. We’re feeling good where we are at, but we know we need to improve. Our success has come from a new found confidence, and the players have bought into our one team, one belief mentality. It shows on the football field.” That success comes from the senior players who are pushing the team in the right direction. “From guys like Nate, Andrew Dowers, Trevor

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Mt Orab Youth Basketball Sign ups. October 7, 8, 14 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm Mt. Orab Food Court Cost $65.00 for first child $25.00 each additional child in same house hold. Grades 4th thru 6th. Boys and Girls. Contact person. Danny Rymer 937-515-2227

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The Eastern junior varsity team prepared to send the ball over against Peebles. The varsity team is ranked third in the SHAC Division I.

BY Brandon Barb The Brown County Press With only a handful of matches left in the season, the Eastern volleyball team is set to finish the year out strong. The Lady Warriors are ranked third in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference in Division I, behind North Adams and Peebles. “We’re playing well right now,” Eastern Head Coach Carmela Reeves said. “There are a couple of strong teams in the league but we are holding our own.” Overall the Warriors’ record is 10-7, and 4-4 in conference play. Throughout the season, the Eastern girls have gone through some ups and downs. They started off going 2-4 in the month of August, with wins sprinkled in here and there since then. But on Sept. 12 they went on a five game winning streak that

ended Sept. 17. “The team is very solid,” Reeves said. “Our offense is doing good and has been very strong [this season].” Reeves attributes the team’s strong season to the leadership of three players; senior setter Carina Reeves, junior middle hitter Angela Cox and junior middle hitter Shelby Cowdrey. “They’ve done a nice job this season and have helped anchor the team,” Reeves said. Carina Reeves reached a milestone for her high school career by getting her 500th assist last week. “I didn’t know I close to it until the game was stopped,” Carina said. “It feels great to have accomplished that, but its humbling. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.” There are still five games left but Coach Reeves believes they can

stay in that third spot. “We can solidify our third spot with the best scenario being Peebles beating North Adams and then we move up to second,” she said. North Adams is also the last game on the schedule for Eastern, and it is going to be a challenge for the Lady Warriors. The two teams played each other on Sept. 10 at Eastern, with North Adams winning in four games; 25-23, 18-25, 25-14, 25-10. “They have some big hitters and we want to tighten up our defense and be [more] prepared this time,” Reeves said. The Lady Warriors begin the last stretch of the season against Whiteoak at home on Monday.

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Western Brown junior Morgan Fischer beat New Richmond senior Megan Woolum in two sets 6-1, 6-1 Sept. 24, and helped the Lady Broncos clinch the league title.

BY Brandon Barb The Brown County Press The Western Brown tennis team clinched and won the South Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference, American Division, Sept. 24 after defeating New Richmond 3 games to 2 on September 24. Western Brown junior Morgan Fischer beat New Richmond senior Megan Woolum 6-1, 6-1. Junior Bronco Hannah Keller won 6-0, 6-0 over freshman Lion Taylor Cardarelli. New Richmond freshman Krista Reid beat Western Brown sophomore Kimberly Massey 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Bronco doubles pair Emily Barber and Lindsey Harvey won 6-2, 6-3 over New Richmond pair Laura Painter and Lily Cahall. The second New Richmond win came from junior Lexi Jump and sophomore Brooklyn Klein beat Western Brown’s Christina Taylor and Kasi Boyd. The Broncos are undefeated in the league, with an overall record of 14-4. “We lost to some really strong teams, which was a good reminder that we aren’t where we want to be yet,” Western Brown Head Coach Max Vavilov said. “I

didn’t predict that we would be undefeated in the league, but its nice.” Their losses came from Colerain, Blanchester, Xenia and Kings -- all within a four game stretch from Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. But the Lady Broncos have won every game since then. “We’re using that as something we strive to be. We don’t want to settle for just good,we want to compete at sectionals,” Vavilov said. Sectionals are on Oct. 2 at Mason High School. “Some of the girls have made it to the second or third round (at sectionals) but they are playing against the top teams in the city and state, so competition is a lot higher,” Vavilov said. “That’s why we made sure to schedule tough teams out of the league to prepare.” A concern Vavilov had at the beginning of the season was how young and inexperienced the team was. “They did an excellent job,” Vavilov said. “Everyone improved. I was able to rotate some girls at second doubles and know that they were going to do alright. The older players have done really well, especially with the leadership role and helping some of the girls

who have never played before.” Vavilov continued, “I’ve been impressed with not only how they’ve improved but how they have helped the other girls get to the next level.” Though the team has improved throughout the season, and has been successful in the majority of their matches, Vavilov didn’t want to say one player has done better than another. “There is something to say about every single player,” he said. “As a team, we’ve improved and done a lot better than I thought we would have, with being a young team. Credit goes to every single player for that and not any individual person.” To prepare for sectionals, Vavilov is focusing on basics and keep the girls calm. “Other teams are improving as well so we can’t take that for granted,” Vavilov said. “What happens and how we do depends on the readiness, our level of preparation and who we play.”

SHAC 2013 final golf results and standings 2013-2014 SOUTHERN HILLS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE GOLF FINAL RESULTS AND ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM TEAM RESULTS 1. WEST UNION 2. LYNCHBURG-CLAY 3. RIPLEY 4. NORTH ADAMS 5. EASTERN 6. FAIRFIELD 7. WHITEOAK PEEBLES MANCHESTER Brandon Barb/THE BROWN COUNTY PRESS

Fayetteville junior Carly Burroughs blocked a shot against Williamsburg Aug. 28. The Lady Rockets are sitting in the first spot in the SHAC, Division II.

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Before the Brown County schools took the week off for the fair, the Fayetteville-Perry volleyball team was ranked first in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference in Division II. Their overall record is 12-2, and 6-2 within the conference. The games before the break were a bit tough for the Lady Rockets. During the Sept. 16 game against Peebles, Fayetteville junior Carly Burroughs hyperextended her thumb on a block and had to be taken out. During that time, the game’s momentum shifted away from the Rockets. But Carly wanted back into the game, so her thumb was taped up and she was sent back out on the court to hit one handed. “Her strong presence was missed, but we played well when she wasn’t out there though,” Fayetteville Head Coach Sharon Sheets said. Burroughs had nine kills, six and four blocks against Peebles. Even though the girls

lost against Peebles, they bounced back by beating Manchester in three games; 25-12, 25-21, 2517. And then they finished left before the break on a high note by beating Ripley-Union in three; 25-7, 25-8, 25-8. Fayetteville senior Claire Carson had 12 kills and two aces during the win against the Ripley Blue Jays. Another Fayetteville senior, Gabby Valentine had 14 aces and eight kills against Ripley. “We are excited about our standings right now,” Fayetteville Head Coach Sharon Sheets said. “We’re undefeated in the small school division, and hopefully we can bring home the league championship.” Which shouldn’t be hard for the lady Rockets. With six games left, four are against teams in the small school division -and Fayetteville has beaten two of those teams. The Rockets beat Whiteoak on Sept. 12 in three games; 25-12, 2522, 25-15. And on Sept. 17 they beat Manchester in three games as well; 25-12, 25-21, 25-17. “If we just do what we

know, attack the ball and finish strong, we should hold on for the championship,” Sheets said. The team Fayetteville hasn’t faced yet is Fairfield Local, and the ladies in green go against the Lions twice in two weeks. Fairfield is ranked fourth in the SHAC Division II, and have a conference record of 0-2. Last year the matches between Fayetteville and Fairfield were split, with each winning one, but Sheets hopes to end the season undefeated and move on to the sectional tournament. For the past two years the lady Rockets have made it to the tournament championship game but they lost both times. “We want to get to districts, and bring home the first sectional win for the school,” Sheets said. “There are nine teams in our sectional and only one winner, so its going to be interesting to see the draw we get.” “We’ve got an excellent team, they want a sectional championship as much as I do.”

SCORE 637 684 712 725 773 788 789 0 0

POINTS 1. WEST UNION 2. LYNCHBURG-CLAY 3. RIPLEY 4. NORTHB ADAMS 5. EASTERN 6. FAIRFIELD 7.WHITEOAK

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2013-2014 SOUTHERN HILLS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM PLAYER DYLAN PHILLIPS BOBBY WELCH ZACH BLANKENSHIP TREY GUSTIN KADE MILLER BRANDON DANIEL CRAIG HORTON SCOTTIE OTT TRISTAN WILBANKS MARC BLANKENSHIP NOAH BUCK DEVIN GARDENER HANK SPARKS NICK WARDLOW GRANT McINTOSH

SCORE 153 153 161 161 168 170 172 173 174 176 176 176 177 180 181

SCHOOL RIPLEY WEST UNION LYNCHBURG-CLAY WEST UNION WEST UNION WEST UNION WEST UNION RIPLEY LYNCHBURG-CLAY LYNCHBURG-CLAY LYNCHBURG-CLAY NORTH ADAMS NORTH ADAMS WHITEOAK EASTERN

COACH OF THE YEAR: CARL SCHNEIDER-----WEST UNION HIGH SCHOOL

Southern State names softball coach Chad Strahler has been hired as the women’s softball head coach at Southern State Community College. Strahler served as Miami Trace Junior High School head coach for three years and Miami Trace High School JV assistant coach for two years before taking the lead as JV head coach for the year preceding his current appointment. “I have a vast knowledge of the young athletes in the surrounding counties and have watched several of them play over the past three years via competition

and scouting,” Strahler said. “There is some raw softball talent out there that can help take the current program at Southern State to the next level.” Strahler says he will focus on academics while building a competitive, hard-working, dedicated, and well respected softball program. “Success is defined as getting better day after day, and reaching team and individual goals,” he said. “That’s what I intend to focus on. I will build our strengths and refine our

areas in need of improvement.” “I look forward to engaging the current athletes and future recruits of Southern State’s women’s softball to build a more cohesive team,” he said. To learn more about the athletics program at Southern State Community College, please visit http://www.sscc.edu/athletics/index.shtml. Southern State is a member of the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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Monday, Sept. 30: Eastern volleyball vs. Whiteoak 5 p.m. Fayetteville boys soccer at Goshen 6 p.m. Fayetteville girls soccer at Landmark Christian 6:30 p.m. Ripley girls soccer at Portsmouth West 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1: Western Brown volleyball at Norwood 6 p.m. Western Brown golf at Glenview 8 a.m. Georgetown boys soccer at Clermont NE 7 p.m. Eastern volleyball vs. Lynchburg 5 p.m. Georgetown volleyball vs. Williamsburg 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Fayetteville girls soccer vs. Eastern 4 p.m. Fayetteville boyss soccer vs. Eastern 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3: Western Brown boys soccer vs. Bethel Tate 5 p.m. Western Brown girls soccer vs. Bethel Tate 7 p.m. Georgetown boys soccer vs. Batavia 5 p.m. Georgetown girls soccer vs. Batavia 7 p.m. Western Brown volleyball at Goshen 6 p.m. Georgetown volleyball at Blanchester 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4: Western Brown football

at Goshen 7:30 p.m. Fayetteville football at Dayton, KY 7 p.m. Ripley boys soccer vs. Eastern 4:30 p.m. Ripley girls soccer vs. Eastern 7 p.m. Eastern Soccer at Ripley 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5: Western Brown cross country at Xenia 9 a.m. Eastern cross country at Lynchburg 9 a.m. Georgetown cross country at Williamsburg 9 a.m. Georgetown boys soccer vs. North Adams 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6: Ripley cross country at Lynchburg 11:30 a.m.

7th grade loses two, 8th grade wins two The Western Brown 7th grade football team started the season in dramatic fashion but has dropped its last two games. After the opening win against Goshen, the Broncos have been defeated by Hillsboro and New Richmond. The Bronco offense was unable to capitalize on scoring opportunities and fell to the Indians 20-0 and to the Lions 26-0. They currently are 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the SBAAC. 8th grade wins two in a row..... After their loss to league rival Goshen in week two of the season, the Broncos have notched two wins in a row to stay atop the league standings. First the Broncos held on to win against Williamsburg. With

only 1:57 remaining in the game, and the Wildcats driving, linebacker Eric Altman intercepted a pass and ran 49 yards to seal the win 32-20. Seth Becker connected with Jacob Daniels for a touchdown pass and a two-point conversion while also connecting with Jordan Snyder on a two-point conversion. Becker also ran for two two-point conversions while Zach Stacy rushed for two touchdowns. The Broncos defeated the New Richmond Lions 32-12 to raise their record to 3-1 on the year. After a sluggish 1st half, and a 1612 halftime lead, the Bronco offense scored 16 second half points to close out the game. Defense

ruled the game for the Broncos as they only gave up one touchdown, recorded four turnovers and held the Lions to less than 100 total yards of offense on the night. Jacob Haggerty, Jacob Daniels and Wyatt Fischer all recorded an interception while Brandon Huddleston had one fumble recovery. Offensively Zach Stacy and Seth Becker each ran for a touchdown while Becker connected to Fischer on a touchdown completion. Fischer, Jacob Daniels and Josh Fry each recorded a two-point conversion receptiosn and Becker added one two-point conversion run.

Deer hunters receive more prime hunting time New deer regulations in place for 2013-2014 Several changes to Ohio ’s white-tailed deer hunting regulations take effect when the first deer season begins on Saturday, Sept. 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). New deer hunting regulations implemented by the ODNR Division of Wildlife include extended hunting hours during gun and muzzleloader seasons, county bag limits, changes to deer permit use and an antlerless-only muzzleloader season. “This year we were able to add 30 minutes of prime hunting time after sunset to every day of the deer gun and muzzleloader hunting seasons,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “ Ohio has some of the best hunting opportunities in the country, and this extra half hour is a golden opportunity for hunters to extend their time in the field.” All deer hunters are required to have a valid Ohio hunting license and a valid deer permit. A detailed listing of deer hunting rules is contained in the 2013-14 Ohio Hunting Regulations, available where licenses are sold, or wildohio.com. Ohio ’s 2013-2014 deer

seasons include: • Archery: Sept. 28-Feb. 2, 2014; • Antlerless muzzleloader: Oct 12-13; • Youth gun: Nov. 23-24; • Gun: Dec. 2-8 and • Muzzleloader: Jan 4-7, 2014. Deer hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset for all deer seasons. This includes gun and muzzleloader seasons. Deer bag limits are now determined by county (see map for bag limits). The statewide bag limit is nine deer, but a hunter cannot exceed a county bag limit. Additional ODNR Division of Wildlife authorized controlled hunting opportunities do not count against statewide or county bag limits. Hunters may harvest only one buck in Ohio , regardless of method of take or location. Antlerless permits will be valid until Dec. 1, the Sunday before the deer-gun season. Only one antlerless permit may be used per county, regardless of the bag limit. Ohio is offering an antlerless deer muzzleloader hunting season Oct. 12-13. It is legal to bowhunt during this weekend, but no bucks may be killed regardless of hunting implement. Archers hunting during the statewide

Getting calves ready for market Recently I wrote about the handling of vaccines and the importance of proper handling if you want the best chance of an effective vaccination. It is too much work, both time and effort, to not pay attention to details when transporting vaccines or at chute side. We purchase vaccines from our local veterinarian or farm supply stores and they provide cold packs for the drive home. Chute side may be where we get most careless. If working livestock on a 75 degree day (or even hotter) keeping the vaccine outside of a cooler is probably not a good idea. This is especially true if you have a 50 dose bottle and treating 50 calves. Unless you can work them faster than I can the vaccine is probably not maintaining the proper temperature throughout the entire time. The time becomes even more stretched out if you are doing multiple jobs like applying castrating, applying something to control parasites, and who knows what else. This could be even more of an issue if you are treating less than 50 calves and plan to use the remaining doses at a later date. So, bottom line, take a cooler with you chute side. OK, hopefully I have explained the importance of taking care of the vaccine in the bottle, but it doesn’t do muc h good in the bottle. You have to administer it to the animal. Calves are simply worth too much money to not take the time to protect them. No vaccine is a 100% guarantee, but your odds of keeping calves healthy, and alive, increase dramatically with a good

DAVID DUGAN OSU EXTENSION SERVING ADAMS, BROWN AND HIGHLAND CO. vaccination program. Contact your local veterinarian for what might be the best protocol and program for your operation and herd. Here are a few ideas to discuss about herd health and increasing the value of your livestock. The first thing to keep in mind is PREVENTION. It is much easier to deal with prevention than fighting an outbreak. So don’t wait. Weaning is a very stressful time, so waiting until weaning to do things may not be best for the calves. Blackleg and pinkeye can become a very costly problem months before normal weaning. Dehorning and castration is less of an issue on younger animals. The older they get the greater the stress and risk. Read the label for proper dosage, but also keep in mind that in most cases a booster is also part of the recommended program. The protection without the booster may not meet your expectations. With this said working calves once they get to be 3 months of age or so may be a good start for some vaccines, while others may be a little earlier, and some even later. If pinkeye or scours has been an issue in the past, the best time to start the vaccination program to protect the calves might be a few months before they are born. By giving the mothers a shot and booster, you may be able to provide protection to the

newborn with passive immunity. Again discuss all of this with your local veterinarian. Weaned calves are starting to show more and more value added at local markets. Keep in mind, just because you weaned them, and followed protocol does not mean you will top the market or even out sell your neighbor’s unweaned calves that same day. Better cattle are still worth more. Better weaned cattle would be worth even more. So, if your weaned calves did not top the market, they may still have brought more because they were weaned. When it comes to weaning calves there are some things to consider. Using a wormer or something to control parasites, making sure they are dehorned and castrated prior to taking them away from their mothers, giving a first vaccine for respiratory diseases. This can be administered a few weeks prior to weaning, but most veterinarians that I have talked to recommend using a killed virus at this point. Then give the booster once the calves are weaned. This can be a killed or live virus. TALK TO YOUR VETERINARIN prior to doing this program. It is also a good idea to talk to the manager of the stockyards about this. They can help market your calves, not just sell them. Remember, bigger groups also are added value so if it is possible to sell a group of cattle that are same sex and size. It i s worth the time and effort to sort them before loading the first 10 or 15 that you can get in the barn and on the trailer.

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CLOSE OF VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 5, 2013 GENERAL ELECTION If an individual has never registered or if you have moved and/or changed your name and have not notified the Board of Elections and would like to vote in the NOVEMBER 5, 2013 GENERAL ELECTION, you must register or change your information with the Board of Elections by October 7, 2013: YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO VOTE IF: • You are a citizen of the United States • You are at least 18 years old on or before the day of the General Election • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election • You register to vote at least 30 days before the election PLACES TO REGISTER: Board of Elections Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Suite 111, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 The Municipal Building, 211 S. High St. in Mt. Orab – Regular hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Municipal Building, 99 Main Cross St., Aberdeen, Ohio – Regular hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 200 West Grant Avenue, Georgetown, Ohio 45121, 937378-3197 Union Township Public Library, 27 Main St., Ripley, Ohio 45167, 937-392-4871 Any branch of the Libraries; any office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles; any County Treasurer’s Office; any school or designated agency which provides public assistance or disability programs, during regular working hours. EXTENDED VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE HOURS FOR THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS: Monday, October 7, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call the Board of Elections at 937-378-3008 for any questions you may have. BROWN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS KATHY JONES, DIRECTOR BILL HERDMAN, CHAIRMAN BCP 9-29-13, 10-4-13 --------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20121011CVE Citibank, N.A. as Trustee for the Certificateholders of the MLMI Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-HE2 Plaintiff -vsMichael E. Dericks, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Perry to-wit: Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Perry, and being all of Lot No. Four (4) of Lake Lorelei Subdivision, Map No. 2, as the same is designated, numbered and known on the recording Plat thereof, Volume No. 4, Page 52, Plat Records of the Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio, but subject to all legal highways. Together with the right in common with other owners of Lots in said Subdivision to use for all usual purposes the streets, ways, beaches, recreation areas, and other public areas, as shown on the said Plat, and the right in common with the other owners of Lots in said Subdivision to use the Lake Beaches for swimming, fishing and boating in accordance with the rules and regulations of Lake Lorelei Property Owners Association, Inc., its successors and assigns. Subject to all legal highways. Parcel Number(s): 230481720000 Prior Deed Info.: General Warranty Deed, OR Book 354, Page 1717, filed December 29, 2006 Said Premises Located at 4 Lorelei Drive, Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $80,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29, October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of the purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Robert R. Hoose #0074544 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130024CVE Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff -vsJames B. Gilliam, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pike to-wit: Legal Description: A parcel of land located in Pike Township, of Brown County, State of Ohio, and in C. Wallace’s Military Survey Nos. 13237 and 13441, lying west of and adjacent to U.S. Highway No. 68 and north of and adjacent to Kimball Road, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of Kimball Road prolonged with the center line of U.S. Highway No. 68, the most southeasterly corner of the land herein described; thence with the center line of Kimball Road S. 81 deg. 00’ W., 210.0 feet, passing a spike at 26.9 feet to a spike; thence leaving the center line of Kimball Road, with a severance line N. 9 deg. 00’ W., 139.62 feet, passing an iron pin at 20 feet, to an iron pin in O.L. York’s line; thence with O.L. York’s line N. 81 deg. 00’ E. 199.70 feet, passing an iron pin at 172.8 feet to a point in the center line of U.S. Highway No. 68, a corner to the land of O.L. York; thence with the center line of the highway S. 13 deg. 13’ E., 140 feet to the point of beginning, and containing 0.656 acre, subject to existing easements for public roads and highways and public utilities. Parcel Number(s): 290566040000 Property Address: 12583 State Route 68, Bethel, OH 45106 Deed Reference Number: dated December 8, 2008, filed December 12, 2008, recorded in Official Records Volume 378, Page 1362, Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 12583 State Rt. 68, Bethel, Ohio 45106 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $23,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Craig J. Spadafore #0081279 Attorney ---------------------------------------VILLAGE OF HAMERSVILLE The Village of Hamersville will be accepting sealed bids for the cleaning and repair of storm drains in the Village. Interested parties can call 937-379-1851 for details. Please send bids, along with proof of insurance, to Village of Hamersville, P.O. Box 146, Hamersville, OH 45130, or drop them off at 130 West Main Street, Hamersville, by 7:00 p.m. on October 14, 2013. Envelopes must be marked “Storm Drain Bid.” The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Tammie Ogle Fiscal Officer BCP 9-29-13, 10-4-13 --------------------------------------VILLAGE OF HAMERSVILLE The Village of Hamersville will be accepting sealed bids for the removal of snow and ice from the various streets of the Village for the 2013-2014 winter season. Interested parties please send bids, along with proof of insurance, to Village of Hamersville, P.O. Box 146, Hamersville, OH 45130, or drop them off at 130 West Main Street, Hamersville, by 7:00 p.m. on October 14, 2013. Envelopes must be marked “Snow Removal Bid.” The Village reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Tammie Ogle Fiscal Officer BCP 9-29-13, 10-4-13 ---------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130185CVE The National Bank & Trust, et al Plaintiff -vsGary Wayne Black, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: The following described real estate being in the Village of Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio, Pleasant Township, being Lot No. 6 in the J.R. Andrews addition to said village as said lot is known and designated on said recorded plat. See Deed Book No. 27, page 426, Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Plat Book C3, Page 92, Slide 100. Property Address: 307 Andrews Avenue, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Parcel No. 33-063928-0000 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 232, page 1108 Said Premises Located at 307 Andrews Avenue, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $45,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of the purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Malinda L. Langston #0068758 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20110210CVE BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff -vsWilliam H. Hall, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Union to-wit: Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Brown and in Township of Union. Being Lot No. 9 in Eagle Landing Subdivision, as the same is numbered and delineated upon the said plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 116 of the Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio Slide 734. Property commonly known as: 3006 Hawk Drive, Ripley, OH 45167 Permanent Parcel Number: 390758200309 Prior Deed Reference: D.B. Volume 265, Page 813 Said Premises Located at 3006 Hawk Drive, Ripley, Ohio 45167 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $27,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of appraised value to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Any sum not paid within said thirty days shall bear interest at the rate of ten percent per annum from the date of sale. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Bradley P. Toman #0042720 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130316CVE Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff -vsTroy E. Vineyard, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Pleasant to-wit: Situated in the County of Brown in the State of Ohio in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Pleasant: Situate in R. Lawson’s Military Survey No. 2523, Village of Georgetown, Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio, and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a 3/4” iron pin found on the westerly line of Main Street, said beginning point being southeast corner of Marian P. Stapleton’s 0.40 acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 171, page 17 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio; thence from said beginning point and with the westerly line of Main Street South 05 degrees 26 minutes 08 seconds West a distance of 15.00 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to Kenneth J. and Joan C. McClennan; thence with the line of said McClennan North 84 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds West a distance of 133.50 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to said McClennan; thence with the line of said McClennan South 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds West a distance of 74.62 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set corner to said McClennan and on the line of James G. and Lucille M. Hart; thence with the line of said Hart North 84 degrees 12 minutes 10 seconds West a distance of 64.66 feet to a 1/2” iron pin found corner to said Hart and on the line of Joan R. Wood; thence with the line of said Wood and continuing with the line of Ann L. Harmon North 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds East a distance of 89.68 feet to a 3/4” iron pin found on the line of said Harmon and corner to Marian P. Stapleton; thence with the line of said Stapleton South 84 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds East a distance of 198.12 feet to the place of beginning, Containing 0.179 Acres more or less subject, however, to all easements of record and being all the land conveyed to Beverly Gay and Mitchell Vineyard as recorded in Deed Book 255, Page 426 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Basis of bearing the easterly line of J. Wood’s 0.88 Acre tract North 05 degrees 35 minutes 28 seconds East established by G.S. Renshaw’s 1993 survey. Surveyed by Gerald S. Renshaw, Professional Surveyor No. 4872 on 14 June 1994. Parcel Number(s): 330611080000 Said Premises Located at 443 North Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $25,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio David F. Hanson #0059580 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20080599CVE Tammac Holdings Corporation Plaintiff -vsTerry D. Lewis, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Green to-wit: Situated in T. Shields Military Survey No. 13744, Green Township, Brown County, Ohio and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an existing P.K. Nail in the centerline of Greenbush West Road said nail being the grantors Southeasterly corner, Howard Dean & Juanita J. Lewis 14.420 acres in Sterling Township and 52.676 acres in Green Township as recorded in Deed Book 233, Pge 376, said nail also being a corner of Leah Wray Niehaus Etal; Thence along the centerline of said centerline N. 74 deg. 30 min. 09 sec. West, 200.00 feet to a set Mag Nail; Thence leaving said centerline and with a new division line the next 2 bearings and distances; N. 18 deg. 21 min. 00 sec. East, passing over a set 5/8” Iron Pin at 30.00 feet for a total distance of 654.21 feet to a set 5/8” Iron Pin; S. 74 deg. 30 min. 09 sec. East, 200.00 feet to a set 5/8” Iron Pin being in the line of Leah Wray Niehaus Etal; Thence along Niehaus line S. 18 deg. 21 min. 00 sec. West, passing over a set 5/8” Iron Pin at 624.21 feet for a total distance of 654.21 feet to the place of beginning. CONTAINING 3.00 ACRES, and being subject to legal highways, easements, and restrictions of record. Being part of the property conveyed to Howard Dean & Juanita J. Lewis as recorded in Deed Book 233, Page 376 of the Brown County Recorders Office. Said Premises Located at 3639 Greenbush West Road, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $32,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio James M. Brutz #0011144 Attorney ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20091117CVE SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Plaintiff -vsLisa H. Orr, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Jackson to-wit: Situated in Carlisle aka unincorporated Village of AshRidge Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio, being a house and lot known and designated on the recorded plat of said Village as Lot Number Nine (9), as found in Plat Records A1, Page 57 of Brown County, Ohio. Property Address: 9984 State Route 62, Sardinia, OH 45171 Parcel Number: 16027240.0000 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 317, Page 1577 Said Premises Located at 9984 State Rt. 62, Sardinia, Ohio 45171 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $28,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Lorelei A. Bolohan #0081839 Attorney -

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20120564CVE Bank of America, N.A. Successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff -vsStephen Bunce, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Perry to-wit: Being situated in William Giles’ Military Survey No. 1214, in the Township of Perry, in the County of Brown, in the State of Ohio and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a reference point at a spike found in the centerline of Adams Road No. T-103 and a corner to a 10.003 acres of David A. Neal as recorded in Volume 253, page 552 and at the southwest corner of the original 10.002 Acres; thence with the said centerline, S 85 deg. 00’ 00” East a distance of 40.00 feet to a 1/4” spike set in the centerline of said Adams Road and being the real point of beginning; thence with two division lines through the original 10.002 Acres, N 6 deg. 23’ 45” E. passing a 5/8” iron pin set at 25.01 feet, a distance of 496.40 feet to a 5.8” iron pin set; thence S 85 deg. 00’ 00” E a distance of 185.00 feet to a 5/8” iron pin set in the line of a 10.001 acres of Albert C. and Marie Oehler as recorded in Volume 261, Page 806; thence with said Oehler’s line, S 6 deg. 23’ 45” West, passing a 5/8” iron pin found at 471.39 feet, a distance of 496.40 feet to a spike found in the centerline of the aforementioned Adams Road; thence with said centerline, N 85 deg. 00’ 00” W a distance of 185.00 feet to the beginning, containing 2.108 acres more or less, being a part of the original 10.002 acres of the premises transferred to Albert C. Oehler, Jr. and Katherine L. Oehler as recorded in Volume 244, page 191 and subject to all legal highways, easements, and restrictions. Bearings are magnetic and based upon the N. 85 deg. 00’ 00” W along the centerline of Adams Road. A survey of this property was made by Robert E. Satterfield, Surveyor No. 4238, West Union, Ohio on January 12, 1994. Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 352, Page 2635, Records of Brown County, Ohio. Parcel No. 23-050740.0005 Said Premises Located at 2683 Adams Road, Blanchester, Ohio 45107 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $65,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of Appraised value to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Any sum not paid within said thirty days shall bear interest at the rate of ten percent per annum from the date of sale. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio George J. Annos #0060076 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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NOTICE OF SALE UNDER JUDGEMENT OF FORECLOSURE OF LIENS FOR DELINQUENT LAND TAXES Revised Code Sec. 5721.19.1 In the Court of Common Pleas, Brown County, Ohio Case No. 20130358CVE

Whereas, judgement has been rendered against certain parcels of real property for taxes, assessments, penalties, costs and charges as follow: (1) Parcel No. 23-051056.0000 Judgement $8,931.37 plus interest & accuring costs to date of sale. Said premises located at 3772 Anderson State Road, Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 Prior Instrument Ref: Official Record Book 423, Page 56, Brown County Recorder’s Office, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 Whereas, such judgement orders such real property to be sold by the undersigned to satisfy the total amount of said judgement; Now, therefore, public notice is hereby given that I, Dwayne Wenninger, Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio, will sell such real property at public auction, for cash to the highest bidder of an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against each parcel at 1:00 p.m., at the west door of the courthouse on the square in Georgetown, Ohio, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, if any parcel does not receive a sufficient bid, it shall be offered for sale, under the same terms and conditions of the first sale and at the same time of day and at the same place, on the 18th day of November, 2013, (2) for an amount sufficient to satisfy the judgement against the parcel. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff of Brown County, Ohio Steve W. Purtell #0062624, Attorney Publication Dates; September 29, & October 6 & 12, 2013 Footnote (1) Here set out, for each parcel, the respective permanent parcel number, full street address, description, name and address of the last owners as shown on the general tax list, and total amount of each judgement. Footnote (2) The date for the second offering must be not less than two weeks nor more than six weeks after the date of the first offering. ---------------------------------------SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130499CVE Wilmington Trust Company as successor to The Bank of New York as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as Successor Trustee for CBass Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-CB4 Plaintiff -vsSherry Parrot, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Perry to-wit: Situated in Perry Township, Brown County, Ohio and in E. Carrington’s Military Survey No. 613, and being all of Lot No. 4 of Snowhill Subdivision as the same appears on the plat recorded on Slide 786 of the Plat Records of Brown County, Ohio, but subject to all legal highways, easements and restrictions of record. Parcel Number(s): 230507200300 Prior Deed Info.: Deed Joint and Survivorship Limited Instrument No. 200300004801 Recorded in OR Book 283, Page 541-542 and filed on 4/22/2003 Said Premises Located at 3994 State Rt. 50 Fayetteville, Ohio 45118 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $67,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Charles V. Gasior #0075946 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20110532CVE U.S. Bank N.A. as trustee, successor by merger to Firstar Bank, N.A. successor in interest to Firstar Bank Milwaukee, N.A. as Trustee for Solom Brothers Mortgage Securities VII, Inc. Mortgage PassThrough Certificates Series 1999-NC1 Plaintiff -vsDana P. Bealer, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Lewis to-wit: Situate in R.K. Meade Military Survey No. 1660 and F. Taylor Military Survey No. 1659, Lewis Township, Brown County, Ohio, and being a part of the land conveyed to Dana P. Bealer as recorded in Official Record 63, page 554 in the Brown County, Ohio Recorder’s Office and being bounded and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a stone found at the northwesterly corner of Harlen E. and Mary L. Hayslip’s 36.116 Acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 248, page 376 in the Brown County, Ohio Recorder’s Office, said beginning point also being corner to the 91.392 Acre tract of Trail’s End Farm, LLC; Thence from said beginning point and with the line of said Trail’s End Farm, LLC North 48 degrees 13 minutes 04 seconds West a distance of 804.76 feet to a 1/2” iron pin found corner to the 50.7880 Acre tract of said Trail’s End Farm, LLC; Thence with the line of the 50.7880 Acre tract of said Trail’s End Farm, LLC North 42 degrees 34 minutes 32 seconds East passing a 1/2” iron pin set at 520.59 feet for a total distance of 540.59 feet to a 1” iron pipe found on the centerline of Vernon Road; Thence with the centerline of said road for the next seven (7) courses: South 53 degrees 48 minutes 36 seconds East a distance of 145.27 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; South 47 degrees 54 minutes 32 seconds East a distance of 145.39 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; South 52 degrees 17 minutes 29 seconds East a distance of 170.19 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; South 55 degrees 26 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 236.70 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; South 71 degrees 18 minutes 15 seconds East a distance of 66.40 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; North 85 degrees 06 minutes 36 seconds East a distance of 68.09 feet to a 1” iron pipe found; North 66 degrees 34 minutes 09 seconds East a distance of 36.00 feet to a 1/2” iron pin set; Thence with a new division line through the land of Dana P. Bealer South 14 degrees 30 minutes 25 seconds East passing a 1/2” iron pin set at 20.00 feet for a total distance of 1016.30 feet to a 1” iron pipe found corner to Harlen E. and Mary L. Hayslip; Thence with the line of said Hayslip North 57 degrees 24 minutes 14 seconds West a distance of 876.82 feet to the place of beginning CONTAINING 17.6126 Acres more or less subject, however, to all legal highways and easements of record. Basis or bearing is the centerline of Vernon Road - South 53 degrees 48 minutes 36 seconds East based on Survey 2T-200499 and all other bearings are based on angles and distances measures in the field. This description was prepared by Gerald S. Renshaw, Ohio Registration No 4872 on October 1998 based on an actual field survey. Parcel No. 20-040696.0101 Address: 954 Vernon Rd, Felicity, OH 45120 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 153 Page 502-503 Said Premises Located at 954 Vernon Road, Felicity, Ohio 45120 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $25,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Brian Duffy #0089462 Attorney ----------------------------------------

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130219CVE Fifth Third Mortgage Company Plaintiff -vsJeannette R. Hensel, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Union to-wit: EXHIBIT “A” Legal Description: Parcel 1: Situated in the Incorporated Village of Ripley, Township of Union, County of Brown and State of Ohio, beginning for the same in the northwest corner of a parcel of land owned by Mrs. McClintock, on her alley; thence 58 feet northerly, bounding on her alley, to a parcel of land owned by Mrs. Dawson; thence at right angles up the hill parallel with the western side line of Mrs. McClintocks land, 120 feet, more or less, to Krummert’s land; thence southerly with Krummert’s land including the railing fence, 58 feet more or less to Mrs. McClintock; thence westerly with said McClintock’s line 120 feet to the beginning. Being the same real estate described on Deed Book 104, Page 429, Records of Deeds, Brown County, Ohio. Parcel 2: Situate in Union Township, Village of Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, to wit: That lot fronting Thirty feet on Hill Alley and running back One Hundred and Ten feet; being Thirty feet wide. Bounded on the northwest and northeast by the land of Jacob Krummert, formerly owned by P.W. Washburn, and on the southeast by land of William F. Gaddis. With a frame house thereon. Whereas, one end of the roof of the car port on grantors adjoining premises rests upon the foundation wall on the premises above described, the grantors, for themselves, their heirs and assigns hereby reserve perpetual easement to use said wall for such purposes and to maintain said roof as now located, it being agreed that the grantees, their heirs and assigns, may use said roof whenever necessary for the purpose of painting or repairing the side of the house to which said roof is attached. Parcel Number(s): 410797960000 and 410804480000 Property Address: 15 North 5th Street, Ripley, OH 45167 Deed Reference Number: dated August 1, 1998, filed August 26, 1988, recorded as Deed Book Volume 237, Page 949, Brown County, Ohio records. Case Number: CVE 20130219 Said Premises Located at 15 North 5th Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $10,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: To be sold for not less than two-thirds of the appraised value. A deposit equal to 10% of the appraised value of the property must be made in the form of a cashiers check at the time of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashiers check within thirty days of the sale. If the purchaser fails to pay the balance of the purchase price within thirty days of the sale, the deposit shall be forfeited to Plaintiff for the costs associated with the advertisement and resale of the property and for interest charges. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio David F. Hanson #0059580 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130193CVE Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Argent Securities Inc., Asset-Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-W5 Plaintiff -vsKeith A. Dyke, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Village of Ripley to-wit: Being Corporation Land, situate in the Incorporated Village of Ripley, in Brown County and State of Ohio, and lying and fronting upon the Ripley and Hillsborough Turnpike Road, now Main Street of said Village, bounded and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the most NorthEastward corner of Dr. E.R. Bell’s (now Germann’s) parcel of land above the Old Latona House Hotel on said spike or Main Street, and running thence with his line in a Southeasterly direction to the Old Ripley Graveyard, a distance of one hundred and twenty (120) feet; thence at right angle North-Easterly with said lien and binding upon the line of the old graveyard, the distance of fifty-two (52) feet; thence at right angle with this line and parallel with the first line hereof, in a NorthWesterly direction to the said pike or Main Street, the distance of one hundred and twenty (120) feet; thence at right angle in a South-Westerly direction and binding upon said pike or Main Street a distance of fifty-two (52) feet to the beginning point; being a tract or lot of land fifty-two (52) feet front on said pike or Main Street and running back the same width one hundred and twenty (120) feet to the Old Ripley Graveyard, on which is situate a story and one-half frame dwelling house. Being about .15 ac. Being the Southwestern onehalf of that certain tract or parcel of land fronting one hundred and four (104) feet on said pike or Main Street and running back the same width one hundred and twenty (120) feet to the Old Ripley Graveyard, sold and conveyed to Elizabeth E. Leggett by John Chambers Leggett by Warranty Deed dated December 23, 1896, and recorded July 20, 1898, in Deed Book G84, Page 467, of the Records of Deeds of said Brown County, Ohio. Of record as .30 acre. Being the same property as conveyed from Joseph Huff, III and Glenda Huff, husband and wife to Keith A. Dyke and Kimberly A. Dyke, husband and wife, as joint tenants with right of survivorship, as described in Volume 91 Page 65, Dated 05/02/1997, Recorded 05/19/1997 in the Brown County Records. Tax ID No. 41-080532-0000 Said Premises Located at 423 Main Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $28,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Manbir S. Sandhu #0074680 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130481CVE Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Indenture Trustee, on behalf of the holders of the Accredited Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 Asset Backed Notes Plaintiff -vsMark A. Silcox, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 4th day of November, 2013, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Franklin to-wit: Situated in the Township of Franklin, County of Brown, State of Ohio, and being all of Lots No. 296 and 318 of Lake Waynoka Subdivision, Map No. 1, as the same is designated, numbered and known on the recording plat thereof, Volume No. 6, Page 1-11, Plat Records of Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio, but subject to all legal highways, easements, right of way and restrictions of record. Being a part of the same premises as conveyed by deeds recorded in Deed Book 115, Pages 390 through 461 inclusive, Recorder’s Office, Brown County, Ohio. Together with the right of common with other owners of lots in said subdivision to use for all usual purposes the streets, ways, beaches, recreation areas, and other public areas, as shown on the said plat, and the right in common with the other owners of lots in the said subdivision to use the lake beaches for swimming, fishing, and boating in accordance with the rules and regulations of Lake Waynoka Property Owners Association, Inc. Subject to the restrictive covenants set forth in Deed recorded in Vol. 117, Page 391, and Vol. 118, Page 208 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Subject to the restrictive covenants set forth in Deed recorded in Vol. 200, Page 409 of the Deed Records of Brown County, Ohio. Parcel Number(s): 080107520000 and 08010756000 Prior Deed Info.: General Warranty Deed, OR Book 310, Page 970, filed May 28, 2004 Said Premises Located at 11 Comanche Drive, Sardinia, Ohio 45171 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $52,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: September 29 & October 6 & 13, 2013 Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Charles V. Gasior #0075946 Attorney ----------------------------------------

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310 - WANTED TO RENT

WANTED Farm ground to rent for 2014 season & beyond. Call Jeff at 937-213-3909.

399 - DUPLEX FOR RENT LARGE (1300 sq. ft), 2-bedroom, fireplace, laundry room, garage. NO PETS. References 937-378-4887.

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2.5ba home located at Lake Waynoka. 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. $147,500. Call 513-659-3569 for inquiries or to schedule a showing or go to: thepenningtons@ymail.com

FARM WITH nice 1.5 story older home w/basement, 3 car detached garage, barns & 20 rolling acres with large rock lined creek and woods, great for hunting or farming, more or less acreage available, Bethel New Hope Rd., 1 mi. from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel. Asking $215,000 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 Dan (May also sell for less with fewer acres)

400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FOR SALE - 14965 Bodman, 3br, 2ba, 2300sq. ft. manufactured home on 1-acre, completely re-done, 36x42 detached garage, WB Schools near 32. Possible lease/purchase. 937-213-2060.

403 - MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

2-NICE OLDER mobiles in country on 2acres w/separate utilities, underground shelter, out buildings & more. Will consider land contract w/$8,000/down. Asking $65,000. Call 937-378-6827. 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) 409 - LAND FOR RENT APPROXIMATELY 60-ACRES in Hamersville for rent for sharecropping the 2014 season. If interested send name & address to: Nick Wolf, 102 Walnut St., New Richmond, Ohio 45107.

MANUFACTURING JOB FAIR!!!!

Now Hiring!! $12- $14

When: Monday September 30th Mark your calendars and bring your resume! Time: 10 am – 7 pm Where: Freeman Enclosures 4160 Half Acre Rd, Batavia

B R O A D S H E E T

Belcan Staffing will be holding a Job Fair on Monday 9/30/13 to fill positions for Freeman

LOOKING FOR: MECHANICAL ASSEMBLERS METAL FABRICATORS/ WELDERS INDUSTRIAL SPRAY PAINTERS

Get a step ahead! Register Online prior to coming to the Job Fair: www.belcan.com/register, click the drop down menu and choose the Milford location. Complete the application.

QUESTIONS? – CALL 513-831-6414 EOE

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. All equipment also available for rent. 937-515-0947. IF YOUR need your house or apartment cleaned. Call Kim at 937-515-5467. Reasonable rates! SEWING & ALTERATIONS For you & home. Reasonable rates, quality service, day or evening. 513-967-1873

506 - CLEANING

HOLIDAYS ARE COMING! Time to think about cleaning good for the holidays. I have great references & great rates! A also clean, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Call Sandy at 513-255-4342.

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.

600 - FURNITURE

INDOOR & outdoor furniture, 50” big screen TV, all good condition. LOW PRICES! 937-515-6583.

600 - FURNITURE COUCH & loveseat: Multi-colored floral print, burgundy rocker/recliner, 2-end tables & coffee table. Good condition. Must sell! $350.00. 937-444-1388.

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601 - FLEA MARKET RIVERSIDE SHOPS, 13 N. Second St., Ripley Flea Market - Knives, Name Brand mattress & box sets, $115.00 to $275.00. 937-213-2298 or 937-392-3000. Open 7/days. Queen, $185 & up, King, $195 & up.

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

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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

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B R O A D S H E E T E V E N

97 LEPRECHAUN RV Class C, 33,000 miles, $10,000 OBO; 2-Lots all dues paid, 31x31 cement slab in Lake Waynoka, $14,000, water & sewer paid. 937-446-3459. 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

NEW QUEEN size sleigh bed made by Vaughn Bassett Co., almost all wood, $75, no mattresses, 1889 American Slicing Machine, porcelain, with big roll paper & holder, $100, cast iron tub - good shape, $100, 8-antique lamps, electric. 937-444-6235.

702 - MISC. NOTICES

BIRD FAIR - RSVP Banquet Center, 453 Wards Corner Rd., Loveland 45140 - October 13th, 10am-4pm. Contact Chuck 513-875-2894. www.reedseedco.com

800 - R.V.’S/CAMPERS /TRAILERS

2010 38 foot Homesteader enclosed trailer. Excellent condition. Has side and rear ramp door with inside and outside work lights. Gooseneck hitch, Black exterior. Asking $9000.00 937-392-1471

807 - TRUCKS FOR SALE

2004 GMC Sonoma Crew Cab, 4WD, V6, 4.3 liter, 39,800 original miles, well maintained, one owner. Asking $11,500. 937-444-2482.

808 - AUTOS FOR SALE 1930’S-PRESENT

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

JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650 RACING CHEVETTE with extra stock motors and spare parts. Asking $4500.00 937-392-1471.

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1360614 - Mt. Orab - Pristine!! *>3000 sq ft Living area* 29x22 MRR suite & Formal Din. Rm are newer additions*Total Kit. renovation*Huge Bdrms*Beautiful private setting & location*New septic (6 mos old)*Barn to be removed*More land available*Subject to survey. $139,900 SOL

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1366438 - Mt. Orab - MUST SEE!! Beautiful bi-level nestled in the heart of Mount Orab. 3BD 2BA. Minutes

1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in the heart of Mt. Orab. Y 1100 sq ft of store FA M I L I T L MU 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

1344978 Lake Waynoka Immaculate two story brick home w/hugh cov. back porch. 5BD, 3BA. 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. $198,500

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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. LAKE LORELEI COMMUNITY YARD SALE - Sat., Oct. 5th & Sun., Oct. 6th, 9-4pm. St. Rt. 131 near St. Rt. 50, Fayetteville, OH.

LARGE YARD sale, 7640 Tri-county Highway, Sardinia, Oct. 3, 4, 5, 10a,-??? Home Interior, pictures, clothes for whole family with lots of children’s clothes, about 40 purses & 30 pairs shoes, some new sets.

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Dominic Thomas

Direct:937-444-2833 Cell: 937-213-2833

email: DThomas@HUFF.com

Cell: 937-213-0902

Office: (513) 474-3500

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Office: (513) 474-3500

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1374087 - Ripley Get ready to move! E 3BR, 2 full Ba. N Quaint & Spacious 2 story village home (Public water & sewer) w/partially finished walkout bsmt. Hdwd floors thru-out. Updated Kitchen,lighting, electric, patio & front door. Beautiful rock wall perinnial garden. $95,000

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1367802 - Fayetteville Quaint 3 bdrm. stick built tucked away on a gorgeous wooded lot. More than ready to move in. Brand new flooring & sub-flooring, drywall, Kitchen cabinets & counter tops. Lighting, windows. 1 carport. $64,900

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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

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

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

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1372239 - Mt. T I N Orab - Very G clean home ready to movein. Wonderful, large eat-in kitchen w/walkout to back deck the length of the house. 3BD, 2BA. All bdrms. have walkin closets. 24x32 garage. All on 1 acre. $69,900 LIS

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!

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1243844 C Investment E C I opportunity! PR 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. $134,000

1337896 - Mt. Orab - First S 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. $135,000 PE OLD

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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

1374916 - Ripley Wonderful river view! 2BD, 1BA. Brand new kitchen, bsmt windows & paint thru-out. Hardwood flring. Large living room. Newer retaining wall at walk-out. Truly affordable. Why rent? $42,000

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.

1369230 - Mt. Orab - Brand New: HVAC, HWH, flooring, roof, 3BD, 2BA, mstr bath, int. doors, plumbing & elec. Fully equipped kitchen, drywall & paint. 24x16 super shed & 16x8 covered picnic area. 3.87 ac. w/1 acre in woods. Absolutely will not last!! $94,900

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Western Brown T I N Schools - 3BR 1.5 G ba mobile home on .79 ac. Brand new flring in impeccable condition. Brand new HWH, Kit sink, range hood, ceiling fans, windows and refrigerator. Fully equipped kit, gar w/att. separate storage. Backs up to woods. Corner of White Oak Valley and McCall Rd. $39,900 LIS

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MOVING SALE. Everything must Go! Sat., Sept. 28th; Sat., Oct. 5th; Sat., Oct. 12th, 10am-4pm, living room, kitchen & dining room furniture, dishes, household & garage items, men’s suits, clothing & more. 604 Knobby Knoll Dr., Georgetown. VERY BIG, BIG YARD & BAKE SALE, clothes $1.00 a bag, furniture, lots of miscellaneous, Saturday, October 5th, 9am-4pm. Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 US 68, Mt. Orab. YARD SALE, 10551 Kendall Rd., Winchester, Ohio. Friday, October 4th & Saturday, October 5th, 9am-5pm. Canceled if rains.

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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

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1370921 - Felicity Immaculate 8 yr old home located in a beau country setting with amazing views. 4BD, 3.5BA. 2 story with fin LL w/walkout. Fully equipped kit, vaulted ceiling in LR. Huge family rm. Baths on all levels. Beautifully landscaped, newly refinished deck & patio 5.6 ac. $199,900 SOL

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Custom Blt hm in Immaculate, Pristine cond 4BD, 2.5BA. *Cherry Kit cabnts *Fluted wdwk *Wainscoting*Beau liting pkgs *Fully equipped Kit w/lg eating area *2 fam.rms *Fully fin. bsmt w/bookshelves, blt in entertainment ctr, spec recessed liting *Priv wooded yard. $239,900 ING

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

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1355243Lake LoreleiPark-like setting for this well built cedar sided 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

RE / MAX ADVANCED REAL ESTATE Viji Grant, Broker

937-213-1548 vijigrant@yahoo.com www.vijigrant.com

!!! New Construction !!!

108 Buffalo Drive, Sardinia, OH 45171 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. For more information & pictures email: thepenningtons@ymail.com

Please Call 513-659-3569

131 Winterberry ~ Mt. Orab 3 Bed, 2 Bath

Why buy a foreclosure that might have lots of problems?!? Buy this NEW home with a $749/month* Builders Warranty!

NO $$ DOWN Loan Available

937-213-1548 * PI Only, Not All Credit Profiles Will Qualify *

for inquiries or to schedule a showing

AUCTION

Towler’s Felicity Oh.

Sun. Oct. 6th 10:00 146 Long & Hand Guns- AmunitionOwner Deceased Many still in original box- Call for Special Paying Terms or Watch Web SiteGuns at our location Day of Sale Only! Doors Open at 8:30

Towler’s Auction Service Inc. 513-309-7779

Towlersauctioninc.com

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.

SUNDAY OCT. 6, 2013 BEGINNING AT 9:30AM

Ant. toys, ant. furniture, COINS, also ant. clocks, adv. signs, 2 cast iron 14 in. skillets, banjo, Craftsman tool boxes, metal shelving, costume jewelry, glassware, fishing poles, Halloween items, books. Terms: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Lunch served. Not responsible for accidents. Auctioneer Note: Many interesting items not listed & MISC. Check website for more info & pictures. SALE CONDUCTED BY

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FALL CRAFT SHOW October 20, 2013 Noon to 4pm 9116 Hamer Rd. Georgetown, OH 45121 Many vendors & crafters coming together too raise money for Down Syndrome Awareness. Silent Auction and many other activities. Show your support!!

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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

4-FAMILY DIVORCE/MOVING Yard Sale, Rain or Shine. October 4th, 5th & 6th. 9am-? Tools, fishing equipment, household items, appliances, toys, etc. Must sell. 3611 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, OH 45176. 513-703-2430. DON’T MISS IT, Oct. 4th, 5th, 6th. Not your average yard sale. Really cool stuff! Lots of misc. items, audio & video equipment & much more. Located at 13176 Brannon Rd., between Mt. Orab & Georgetown on 68. Watch for signs. Rain dates Oct. 11th, 12th, 13th.

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Georgetown - 3 BR Total beauty! Remodel. Re-finished hardwood fling thru-out. Kitchen amazingly updated offering SS range. Bath room is gorgeous .Full w/o bsmt. 1.5 story, rolling .62 ac, det. gar., potting shed, WOW! $69,900 NEW

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SHORKIE PUPPIES, males & females, black & white spots, one brown, $250. Ask for Terri 937-444-9702 or 513-382-2138.

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Open the door to your own home. Hurry before these doors close! Check all our papers to locate the best deals on great homes all around town.

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MLS# 1360228 - 100% USDA Financing! available in this 4bed/2-1 bath completely renovated tri-level home. Hardwood flr, fireplace, gorgeous kitchen, separate dining rm, family room w/built-ins. Lower level bedroom w/addt'l entrance. $156K

Julie Shepherd

(513) 319-9324 jshepherd@sibcycline.com

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‘Our Hopes Legacy’ to hold Benefit Car Wash on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at Mt. Orab Auto Zone, 700 N. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information visit www.ourhopeslegacy.com.

ties on Monday, September 30. 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 Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, September 30, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.

Phileo Ministries, Clothing Ministries of Tri County Baptist Church will be open on Saturday, September 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call (937) 446-1416.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including September 30, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

Entertainment Schedule for 2013 Brown County Fair will include 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.

TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including September 30 at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501.

2nd Annual Pawapalooza will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. This day-long event sponsored by the Boone County Animal Shelter will include a K9 5K Run/Walk, a concert, animal adoptions, concessions and vendors, costume contest, games and inflatable for the kids and more. For more information call (859) 586-5285.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Lewis Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 in Higginsport. This meeting is open to the public. Tanglewood Alpaca Farm will be open to the public from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday September 29. Admission is free. Farm is located at 19741 Victory Lane in Fayetteville. For more information contact Rudolf at (513) 8752533. Chatfield College Day at the Ballpark will be held on Sunday, September 29 at 1:10 p.m. Deadline to purchase tickets is September 20. The Great American Ballpark is located at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way in Cincinnati. For more information please call (513) 921-9856 ext. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including September 30, at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437. Sterling Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m. at the Township Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Northern Brown Senior Center will offers Bingo and many center activi-

Mt. Orab Village Council Meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

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, OCTOBER 2 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, October 2, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Scanlon-Kelly VFW Post 5920 will meet at the Fayetteville Township Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Bernie Vilvens at (513) 460-0236. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, October 2 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.

Power Over Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 at Villa Georgetown Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. For more information please contact Nikki Pelvit or Heather Frye at (937) 3784178 or email hfrye@covenantcare.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 Farmers Market in Georgetown has been set for each Thursday, including October 3 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.

Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, October 1, 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.

Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on October 3, 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.

Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours.

Pike Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at the Pike Township Community Building. This meeting is open to the public.

Flu Shots will be Available every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Health Department in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 378-6892 or toll gree at (866-867-6892. Phileo Clothing Ministry will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 15. at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia, for more information call (937) 7638066 or (937) 446-1416. Al-Anon Family Group Sessions

Yoga Classes will now be offered on Thursdays including October 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m 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.

Service Center at 475 Western Avenue in Chillicothe. For more information please call (740) 775-5030, ext. 103. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 3. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 4445230 for more information. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 2nd Annual Rick Eagan Memorial Quarter Auction will be held on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at the Ripley Life Squad building in Ripley. All proceeds will go to the Rick Eagan Memorial Scholarship. Anyone who would like to donate or have any questions please call Tiffany Eagan Regenstein at (937) 515-0097. Free Knitting and Crocheting Classes will begin for new students on Friday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville Students who have learned the basics at earlier classes will be able to return on Friday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes will meet every Friday through Memorial Day in May of 2014. Anyone who would like information or a list of supplies or who wishes to register for the next group of classes may call Mary Kelch at (513) 734-2501 or (513) 5433137. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 Annual Fall Trade Days hosted by the Adams County Agricultural Society will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday October 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event will include vendors, indoor vendors such as primitives, candles, handmade quilts, jewelry, hair bows, purses, baked goods and honey. Also a tack and horse auction. For more information contact David Shivener at (937) 798-0719 or Don Irwin at (937) 205-9611. Huge Yard Sale at Living Church of Five Mile will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Event will also include a bake sale and clothes will be $1 per bag. The church is located at 16908 U.S. 68 in Mt. Orab. ABCAP Cosmic Bingo will be held on Saturday, October 5. Please mark your calendars.

Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 3, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab.

Prehistoric Artifacts Program, sponsored by the Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at the Harmony Hill Carriage House, 299 South 3rd Street. For more information please call (513) 724-7790 or (513) 724-3657.

Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will meet in regular session on Thursday, October 3 at 10 a.m. in room A of the Ross County

Chatfield College Homecoming will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. The fun will include music, carnival games, field

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Property Sales Lyndsay Reid to Ryan L. Roush and Lyndsay Reid, .71 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 9-12-2013 Sears Properties LLC to Dennis A. Russell, In-Lot 326 and In-Lot 325 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 9-18-2013, $27,500 David Scott Cranfill to Jonathan D and Kathryn F. Louderback, In-Lot 3592 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 9-18-2013, $500 Ezra and Kathleen Botts to Gary D. Smith, In-Lot 160 and In-Lot 161 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 9-17-2013, $123,000 Hausrath Farms LLC to Matthew A. and Jenifer L. Day, 124.39 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 9-172013, $422,912 Katherine Diann Brunner to Benjamin H. Miller, 4.19 acres of land in Franklin Twp., filed 9-18-2013, $54,000 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to Madelene McQuitty, Lot 11 in Hillcrest Acres in Green Twp., filed 918-2013 Guy E. and Florence A. Wilson to Florence A. Wilson, Lot 7 in Mt. Orab Estates, Green Twp., filed 918-2013 Pauline Pegg to 288 Housing, LLC, .20 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 9-18-2013 Dorothy M. Reid to Carolyn N. Tranor, Karen W. Moran and John S. Maley, 7.58 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 9-12-2013 Shirley A. Wood to OneWest Bank FSB, In-Lot 12 in Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 9-18-2013, $71,000 Eddie D. and Nancy Sellers to Eddie D. Sellers, Lot 27, Lot 26 and part of Lot 25 in Aberdeen, Huntington Twp., filed 9-12-2013 Garrett H. Frey, trustee to Mary M. Walter, trustee, In-Lot 695 and InLot 696 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9-18-2013 James Osman, etal to James Osman etal, In-Lot 1579 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9-13-2013 Calvin S. and Patricia Crutchfield to Cheryl A. Reid, In-Lot 1276 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9-18-2013, $3,000 Andrew J. Nixon and April L. Hickey to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, In-Lot 2185 and In-Lot 2186 in Lake Waynoka sub., Jackson Twp., filed 9-17-2013 William C. and Wilhelmina Young

to William C. Young, In-Lot 1118 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 9-18-2013 Gayle and John Buckles to John Buckles, In-Lot 1724 and In-Lot 1725 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 9-13-2013 Charles E. and Glenda Meyers to Glenda J. Meyers and Charles E. Gmitter, trustees, In-Lot 1086 and In-Lot 1085 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 9-13-2013 Mark A. Rider to JPMorgan Chase Bank, 6.50 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 9-17-2013, $50,000 Thomas F. Stratton to Joshua G. Edmisten, 1 acre of land in Pike Twp., filed 9-12-2013, $5,000 Rebecca S. Hansen to Tyler and Rebecca Swearingen, In-Lot 9R whole, in Keethler Addition, in Mt. Orab, Pike Twp., filed 9-17-2013, $57,000 Roger Neal to Bruce D. and Lanette T. Neal, In-Lot 26 and In-Lot 27 in State Street Addition, Pleasant Twp., filed 9-18-2013, $8,000 Edna M. Neal to Bruce D. and Lanette T. Neal, In-Lot 25 in State Street Addition, Pleasant Twp., filed 9-18-2013 Anya C. Bauman to Thad T. and Jeanette R. Wallace, .61 acres of land in Georgetown, part of Lot 26, filed 9-12-2013 Ralph R. and Marjorie E. Newland to Ralph Newland, .22 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 9-12-2013 Brent W. Sears to Fannie Mae, 21 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 9-17-2013, $200,000 Carl and Wilma Carpenter to Lorrie Lee Plazarin, Lot 1 in The Promised Land Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 9-12-2013, $1,500 Dennis M. Stewart to James C. and Jaqueline K. Myers, 7.08 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 9-182013 Greg and Arnita Carrington to Larry E. Fronsoe, Lot 3 in Cumberland Meadows Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 9-17-2013, $97,000 Franklin E. Cossins to Benjamin Scott Buchanan, 5.01 acres of land in Sterling Twp., filed 9-12-2013, $128,600 Betty J. Myers, trustee to Donald L. and Charlene M. Crone, Lot 17 in Union Twp., filed 9-17-2013, $87,037 John Keith and Judy Ann Herrmann to John Keith and Judy Ann Herrmann, In-Lot 30 whole, In-Lot 31 whole and In-Lot 32 whole in

German Addition in ripley, Union Twp., filed 9-12-2013 John Keith and Judy Ann Herrmann to David Campbell, In-Lot 45 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 9-122013 David and Dorothy Renner to Dorothy Renner, Lot 36 and Lot 37 in Ripley, Union Twp., filed 9-132013 Kevin Byus to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Lot 43 in Village at Wills Point in Mt. Orab, filed 9-13-2013

Marriages Meagan Susanne Simpkins, 24, Georgetown, homemaker to marry Brian Anthony Dick, 24, Georgetown, grocery clerk, filed 9-13-2013 Julia Lynn Macdowell, 24, Sardinia, homemaker to marry John Ryan Keith Hiser, 38, Sardinia, unemployed, filed 9-18-2013 Katherine J. Wilson, 67, Mt. Orab, retired to marry Joseph Ray Bingamon, 73, Mt. Orab, retired, filed 9-18-2013

Probate Helen G. Berger, Fayetteville, case #20131188, DOD 5-31-2013, filed 9-18-2013 Henry Anton Carl, Sardinia, case #20131194, DOD 6-18-2013, filed 918-2013 Margaret Connors, Fayetteville, case #20131193, DOD 12-20-2012, filed 9-18-2013 David F. Dewar, Georgetown, case #20131191, DOD 5-12-2012, filed 9-18-2013 Joseph T. Hedges, Winchester, case #20131189, DOD 6-13-2012, filed 9-18-2013 Patricia Wilson, Ripley, case #20131190, DOD 6-26-2013, filed 918-2013 Wilhelmina Y. Young, Fayetteville, case #20131192, DOD 7-112013, filed 9-18-13

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Discover Bank versus Joyce E. Tenkotte, case #20130676, filed 912-2013, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Brittany E. Brierly, case #20130677, filed 9-12-2013, Action:

other civil Fifth Third Bank versus Daniel L. Ballein, case #20130678, filed 9-122013, Action: foreclosures Asset Acceptance, LLC versus Ronda Colliver, case #20130680, filed 9-13-2013, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Joshua D. Mead, case #20130681, filed 9-13-2013, Action: other civil Toyota Motor Credit Corporation versus Joseph L. Shinkle, case #20130683, filed 9-13-2013, Action: other civil Fifth Third Mortgage Company versus Robert Purdin, case #20130684, filed 9-16-2013, Action: foreclosures Michael A. Woodford (for Mita) versus Laura Pemberton, case #20130685, filed 9-16-2013, Action: other civil Capital One Bank (USA) NA versus Tiffany L. Hucker, case #20130686, filed 9-17-2013, Action: other civil JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Michael W. Sams, case #20130688, filed 9-18-2013, Action: foreclosures DOMESTIC CASES Clarence R. McKinney, Mt. Orab versus Michelle A. McKinney, Goshen, case #20130673, filed 912-2013, Action: dissolution of marriage David M. Johnson, Russellville versus Jennifer L. Johnson, Georgetown, case #20130674, filed 9-122013, Action: dissolution of marriage Chris A. Jones, Georgetown versus Melissa A. Jones, Sardinia, case #20130675, filed 9-12-2013, Action: dissolution of marriage Hans F. Langhans, Sardinia versus Langhans, Sardinia, case #20130679, filed 9-12-2013, Action: termination of marriage Cheryl Baumann, Sardinia versus Robert Baumann, Sardinia, case #20130682, filed 9-13-2013, Action: termination of marriage Lisa E. Bradford, Georgetown versus Thomas E. Bradford, Sardinia, case #20130687, filed 9-172013, Action: dissolution of marriage Connie Wilson, Bethel versus Amanda Turner, Georgetown, case #20130689, filed 9-18-2013, Action: domestic violence Connie Wilson, Bethel versus Donnie Scaggs, case #20130690, filed 9-18-2013, Action: domestic violence

games, pony rides, a petting zoo, magicians, face painting, delicious food and much more. Transportation from the Cincinnati campus will be available. For more information, contact Olivia Suttles at (513) 875-3344 ext. 140. UPCOMING EVENTS “Fall Revival” at Hamersville Baptist Church begins Sunday, October 6 beginning with 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. worship and Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Dates run Monday through Wednesday, October 7-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Everyone is welcome. Hike 4 Hope, 3-Mile Walk or Run will be held on Sunday, October 6 beginning at Merchants National Bank, 370 North High Street in Mt. Orab. Registration begins at 2 p.m, hike begins at 3 p.m. This event will end back at Merchants National Bank. Adults $12, children $10 (18 and under) families $25. Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley. For more information call (800)928- 4243. Masonic Lodge, Union 71 of Ripley will meet on Monday, October 7 beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Lodge. Meeting at 7 p.m. Southern State Community College Board of Trustees Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 in Room 106 on the college’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive in Hillsboro. For more information visit www.sscc.edu/about/boardtrustees.sh tml. Rescheduled Special Board Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Brown County Public Library will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Library, 613 S. High Street in Mt. Orab for the purpose of considering contracts and other business related to the re-roofing and improvements for the Mary P. Shelton Library. For more information call (937) 444-0181. Wilson Sroufe VFW Post 9772 in Mt. Orab will meet in regular session on Wednesday, October 9 at the Pike Township Community Building on SR 774. For more information contact Bill Cornetet at (937) 618-0325. Home Study Hunter Safety Class will be available 8 a.m. to 12 noon on October 9-10 at the Cowan Lake Association of Sportsmen in Wilmington. For more information call (800) wildlife or call (937) 289-3422. This is free to the public. Flu Shots offered by the Brown County Health Department at Bristow’s Pharmacy in Ripley, on Thursday, October 10 from 9 a.m. until noon. Available to anyone 6 months or older at a cost of $20. For more information please call (937) 378-6892 or toll free at (866) 867-6892. Phileo Clothing Ministry will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 26. at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia, for more information call (937) 7638066 or (937) 446-1416. WB Touchdown Club Collecting Donations for Soldiers on Saturday, October 12 from 12 noon until 3 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Kroger Store. The club is sponsoring a Buckeye Guard Unit again this year. Items to be collected should include personal car items such as razors, skin cream, wipes, toothpaste, powders and sunscreen, pack beef jerky, chips, cookies, crackers, nuts, pudding cups, energy bars, hard candies and dry cereal. For details call (513) 260-3414. BC Peace Officers Association Benefit Hog Roast will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the Brown County Antique Machinery Show grounds on St. Rt. 125 in Georgetown. Tickets are only $10 adults, $8 children 4-12, event includes live band and bounce houses plus fun for the entire family. All proceeds benefit the annual Christmas toy and clothing drive. For more information call (513) 479-5755. Brown County Sugar Helpers Support Group will meet in regular session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 14 at the Georgetown Methodist Church. Everyone and anyone dealing with diabetes are welcome to attend. Brown County Diabetes Coalition will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 14 at the Georgetown Baptist Church, 794 South Main Street in Georgetown. For questions about this group, please call the Brown County Health Department at (937) 378-6892. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 a.m. at the Brown SWCD office located at 706 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For more information call (937) 3784424, ext. 4. Brown County Public Library Regular Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 in the meeting room of the Mt. Orab Library, 613 S. High Street in Mt. Orab for the purpose of conducting any business that may come before the board at the time. For more information please call (937) 444-0181. Brown County Singing Convention will be on Friday, October 18 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Fairview Christian Church located at 10888 St. Rt. 68. Anyone wishing to share their Godgiven talent with a song, a poem or any thing else, please come join us.

For more information please contact Larry Downing at (937) 446-3259. Brown County Genealogy Family Heritage Day is set for Saturday, October 19 beginning with registration at 9 a.m. at the Georgetown Methodist Church at the corner of State and Main Streets in Georgetown. For more information please call Donna Skinner by October 11 at (937) 444-4188 or email skinner6497@roadrunner.com.

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SATURDAY, September 28 Cutie Pie & Pet Contest will be held the week of the Brown County Fair, September 23-28. Proceeds go to SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped). Please stop by our booth and vote for your favorite.

Craft Bazaar, sponsored by the Ripley United Methodist Women, will be held on Saturday, October 19 at the Ripley Centenary United Methodist Church, 110 N. Second Street in Ripley from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information please Call (513) 646-4984. Fall Craft Show will be held at 9116 Hamer Road in Georgetown from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. Many vendors and crafter have united to hold this craft show with proceeds from booth rentals going to Down Syndrome Awareness. A silent auction and many other activities will be available. This event has been organized by Angela Craig. Fall Reading Bingo at Mt. Orab Library will run through November 30. Everyone is invited to pick up a game card, check out participating items and earn a chance to win. The library is located at 613 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information call (937) 444-1414. ONGOING EVENTS Miracles Happen Group, (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call1-800-587-4232. Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend. “Walk in the Park” free to the public are offered daily by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab Village Park. Tee shirts are also provided to anyone who walks and registers their dates and distances at Ideal Nutrition. For more information contact Sue at (937) 515-8488. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614. Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program.

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County Adams/Brown Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 386-3590. Adams-Brown Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program available, anyone wishing to obtain further information or to schedule an appointment to discuss obtaining E-HEAP services may contact the Adams Brown Community Action Program Office in Georgetown at (937) 378-6041 or 1-800-553-7393, Ext. 253 or 254. Walk-in hours are 8-11 a.m. daily at the ABCAP Office at 406 W. Plum St., Georgetown, and outreach is available for the very elderly or disabled. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. The Brown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and caregiver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598.

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MARY HOWLETTE would like to do one of her baby picture. While we talked on the telephone I found a place on the internet that makes the pattern and names the colors, www.myphotostitch! The graduation pattern was 12 holes to an inch! That is a long way from my patience level. *** This week as you go in the front gate of the Brown County Fair look over to the left and see the decoration under the welcome sign. This is a project by the Russellville Firecracker's 4-H Club a co-operative project led by Lisa Shelton Salisbury. A little known fact about Lisa is that she is a very accomplished artist in oil and watercolors and an with ink and pencil. *** Actually, this week I sort-of visited three churches, but only attended two. Beebe Chapel CME celebrated their 120th year with this 2013 Homecoming!!! Wow! And Congratulations!!!! Speaking at the ceremony was Reverend Charles Williams, Jr. pastor of First Baptist Church of Ripley located on Third St. What a great time! Also, a great time was that I arrived just for service just early enough to have lunch with my friends, Lily, Debra, Barb, Jeff and Harriet. So cool!!!! Many blessings to my new great niece, Mya Nicole and her family.

*** Red Oak Church is unique in that it does not have a pastor on staff. However, each week the pulpit is filled with the Word from the Lord from very accomplished ministers. Here is the rundown for the next few weeks. Come, you are invited each Sunday morning at 10am. September 29, 2013 - Ken Spielvogel, October 6, 2013 - Barbara Jean Havens (Communion), October 13, 2013 - Ken Spielvogel, October 20, 2013 - Ronnie Moffett, October 27, 2013 - Lisa Corum Fox. *** It is with a mixture of great sadness and great joy that I write about the daughter of Red Oak Presbyterian Church. After 200 years of Presbyterian worship services in the Manchester Presbyterian Church the congregation will no longer be considered Presbyterian. However, it is with great joy to know that the work of the Lord continues as New Beginnings Church will begin holding services there on October 6. Praise the Lord!!! *** A Celebration of the Life of the Manchester Presbyterian Church will be Sunday, September 29. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and church services begin at 10:30 a.m. After services will be a time of fellowship. You are invited, especially if you have a memory to share. Come and congratulate the faithful for their service through the years, and let them know that you appreciate their works and their service to our Lord.

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Happy, Happy Birthday and anniversary to you if indeed it is your day and to John MacDonald, Jeffery Wallace Russell Watson Jessica Salisbury Raymond Brierly Olive Dyer Rose Eckler Payton C. Geraci, Jody A. Spires, Rick Wiles, Trish Wagoner Blevins, Jason Day, Arch Leroy Salisbury, Arch J. Titus, Clara Fryer, Shannon Daulton, Dustin Fussnecker, Mark Prine, Linda Hampton and James Leo Shelton, Alexandra G. Depenbrock, Charles W. Frakes, Billy Fauth, Susie and George C. Baird, Donna Housh, Brian Hamilton, Charles D. Salisbury, Ernie Crump, Donna Housh, Lee Schweickart, Pam Hanselman, Sonja Kirk, Greg Mullis, Lillie Rice, Tom Salisbury, Kathryn Tong. *** It was my great pleasure to attend the Loose Thread Quilter's meeting recently located at Peebles. Bonnie, my new friend Ilena/Sunshine, and I went especially to receive a lesson on paper quilting. How pleasant it was to be in the room with so much talent! Among the group was Jan Holbrook, who I did not know until she introduced herself as the daughter of Reverend Melvin Peterson, who often spoke at the Red Oak Presbyterian Church. Later that day, at Sunshine’s house she showed Bonnie and me a crossstitch portrait of her high school graduation picture. Oh My Lands! I truly believe that this was one of the finest works of art that I have ever seen-and yes, it is on my facebook page-the one with the scenery as the profile picture. Sunshine said that she

Can it really be autumn? BY Faye Mahaffey Master Gardner Volunteer As we trimmed tomato plants and weeded strawberries at the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown recently, the conversation soon turned to how our gardens produced this season and what we hoped to plant next year. We took time to plant some turnip seeds for Fred Panetta and discovered some potatoes he had missed! Our October visit will probably be spent pulling tomato plants and storing cages for the winter. “What is the large plant along the roadsides that has the showy small white flowers?” was the question of the day. I really hadn’t taken time to walk around our property since returning from the International Master Gardener Conference, so I could only ask for more facts about the plant. Does it have a yellow center? If it does, it might be an aster. The answer to my question was, “No yellow center, just white…and my bees love it!” We talked about the possibility of sending me a photo of the plant and its blooms via email and we all headed home. When I arrived home the bright-white flowers greeted me along the tree line. Have you guessed the name of the plant yet? White Snakeroot, Eupatorium rugosum, a native of North America, is currently naturalized throughout southern Canada and all over the eastern half of the U.S. excluding areas in the extreme south. White snakeroot occurs everywhere in Ohio, but it is rarer in the northwest compared with other parts of the state. White snakeroot is a tall plant with rather showy clusters of small bright-white flowers so it is easy to spot in fields, meadows, thickets, woods, waste places, roadsides, lake edges, stream banks, and other shady areas in which it thrives. White snakeroot is a 3foot-tall perennial herb. Distinctive features include opposite leaves, which are coarsely-toothed at the base, sharply-pointed at the

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tip, and attached to a long slender leaf stalk (petiole), and flat-topped clusters of small bright-white flowers. Ingesting leaves and stems of the plant produces a deadly condition known as “trembles” in animals, and humans can develop “milk sickness” by consuming milk from affected animals. White snakeroot generally begins to flower in July and continues until

September. The weed does not persist in cultivated areas. Plants should be pulled as soon as they appear or mowed close to the ground several times during the season before seeds form. Improving drainage may also aid in control of the poisonous plant. Dried plants in hay are toxic but not as poisonous as fresh plants. The leaves and stems of white snakeroot plants contain tremetol, which is extremely poisonous. The plant is unpalatable to animals, but they will consume it if other forage is scarce. I was amazed to see all the white blooms along both sides of our property! The weed-eater and I have some serious work ahead of us! If you are interested in learning more and Bees and Honey, plan to attend the October 17 seminar at the Fincastle campus of Southern State Community College. Seminars are free and open to the public and meet in the library from 6 7:30 p.m. See you at the Brown County Fair! Stop by our booth in the Merchants building and learn more about how to attract pollinators to your gardens!

Introduction to Heating and Air Systems offered at SHCTC Southern Hills Adult Education Department is offering an introductory course in basic heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. This course will explain how heating and air systems work, how to service a furnace and how to properly size a furnace and air conditioner for efficiency. The class would be excellent for maintenance workers, as well as, homeowners. The course begins Monday, October 7, and be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. for ten weeks. Upon successful completion of the course, the Section 608 EPA certification exam will be given. Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires that all

persons who maintain, service, repair or dispose of appliances that contain regulated refrigerants be certified in proper refrigerant handling techniques. The EPA has also placed a sales restriction on refrigerants, limiting the sale of regulated refrigerants to certified technicians only. Once students successfully pass the exam, they are certified technicians. The Heating and Air course will be held at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Rd., Georgetown. For more information or registration for any class, please call Southern Hills Adult Education office at (937) 378-6131 Ext. 357.

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