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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wildlife officials address concerns BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Top management of the Ohio Division of Wildlife met with Brown County landowners and hunters in Mt. Orab Dec. 22 to discuss poaching and law enforcement issues. ODOW Chief Scott Zody, ODOW Assistant Chief David Lane and ODOW Law Enforcement Administrator James Lehman were among those participating in the discussion. The meeting was facilitated by State Rep. Danny Bubp. The group heard from local landowners who say they have had their safety threatened by those who have been poaching deer on their land. “I told one of them that I was going to call the police and he told me ‘you just might have an accident too’”, said one participant. Bubp said, “These are professional poachers that have

been down here and they are actually threatening to shoot land owners if they call the police.” Zody said that enforcing poaching laws was part of the ODOW mission, and that he and his agency would do all they could to prevent it. He added that if anyone felt that their safety was in jeopardy when dealing with suspected poachers, they should call local law enforcement. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said that her office was ready to assist anyone with questions regarding poaching and would prosecute cases of poaching or threats presented to her by law enforcement. “These are cases that are over and above what the wildlife division typically handles and we are taking the idea of land owners being threatened very seriously.”, Little said. Brown County Wildlife

Officer Eric Lamb said that the best way to catch poachers was for landowners to leave them alone once they are discovered. “Let the potential suspect feel comfortable so they stay where they are and that gives me a better chance to catch them”, he said. Lamb added that landowners must consider whether they want to file charges on trespassers before they call him. “I have to cover a lot of territory and it’s difficult for me to work to catch someone trespassing if the landowner isn’t willing to follow up on charges.” Lamb said it was critical that the public keep providing the DOW with information. “We rely on the public to be our eyes and ears”, Lamb said. He added that anyone who feels that they are in danger CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Ohio Division of WIldlife Law Enforcement Administrator James Lehman (left center) and ODOW Chief Scott Zody (right center) address concerns of poaching and consistency of law enforcement during a meeting with Brown County hunters and land owners in Mt. Orab.

Paul Hall kicks off campaign Cardiologists of The Christ Hospital starting at Southwest for State Senate, Bubp supports Regional Medical Center BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

Southwest Regional Medical Center (formerly known as Brown County General Hospital) is pleased to announce that five new cardiologists from Ohio Heart and Vascular Center of The Christ Hospital will be seeing patients in Georgetown beginning January 5, 2012. “This is one of the first steps as we begin our affiliation with The Christ Hospital, and we plan many more exciting announcements to come”, said

Joan Phillips, CEO of Southwest Regional Medical Center. “We are very pleased to be able to provide the very latest in Cardiology services and technology to our friends and neighbors.” Cardiology services, will be expanded at Southwest Regional, making appointments available five days a week. In addition to the existing cardiologists, Dr. Scott Behrens, Dr.

John Corl, Dr. Joel Forman, Dr. Thomas Murtaugh and Dr. John Szawaluk will be joining our Outpatient Pavillion. Each doctor comes with their own specialty, providing the newest treatments and technologies in cardiovascular care. Dr. Scott Behrens, as an invasive, non-interventional cardiologist, performs diagnostic angiograms, implants and pacemakers. Dr. John Corl is a carCONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Michelle Harris to be Clerk of Courts Last evening the Brown County Republican Central Committee appointed Brown County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Michele Harris to the vacant Clerk of Courts position due to the recent resignation of former Clerk of Courts Tina Meranda. Michele Harris will assume the position of Brown County Clerk of Courts on January 3,

2012. “I want to personally thank the Brown County Republican Central Committee and specifically Chairman Paul Hall for selecting and putting their trust in me as the next Clerk of Courts. Former Clerk of Courts Tina Meranda served our county with excellence CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

2011 was another big year for news in Brown County. Here is a look back at the top ten stories of the year, with the top three involving new development and job creation. 1. The sale of Brown County General Hospital. On June 2, Brown County General Hospital was sold to

Southwest Healthcare. Since that time, Southwest has changed the name of the hospital to Southwest Regional Medical Center and announced an extensive affiliation with The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Southwest Healthcare Executive Chairman Paul Tuft

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State Rep. Danny Bubp (right) introduces State Senate Candidate Paul Hall at Hall’s Dec. 27 campaign kickoff meeting in Mt. Orab.

approach” with state government. Hall also mentioned that the

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Hospital sale tops the news for the biggest stories of 2011 BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press

Mt. Orab businessman Paul Hall kicked off his campaign for the Ohio State Senate on Dec. 27. Hall is running for the newly created 14th Senate district, which includes Clermont, Brown, Adams, Lawrence and Scioto counties. One of his supporters is State Rep. Danny Bubp. Bubp told those gathered in support of Hall, “I believe that Paul understands that what the people of Senate District 14 need is someone who will go to Columbus to work for them and keep their best interests at heart”. When Hall addressed those assembled, he began by saying “I’m not a career politician. I think it’s time to serve the people and I think my business experience gives me the background to get the job done.” Hall also said it was time to use a “common sense

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said he fully expects to add new jobs at the hospital because of the affiliation. Southwest Healthcare Attorney Ed Green said during the June signing that the company was taking on nearly ten million dollars in debt as a result of the transaction. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press A former utilities clerk for the Village of Georgetown has pleaded guilty to theft. Chrystal Simpson admitted stealing approximately four thousand dollars between April 1, 2010 and August 1,

2011. The charge is a fifth degree felony. Georgetown Police Chief Buddy Coburn told Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler during the Dec. 22 hearing that Simpson would take cash payments from customers and keep the money.

Coburn said Simpson would keep the receipts until the next month and then use any cash received to try and cover the theft of the previous month. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said during the hearing that her CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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County Commission President Ralph Jennings, Southwest Healthcare Executive Chairman Paul Tuft (center) and Hospital Board Chairman Eric Sontag perform a ceremonial “passing of the keys” in June at the closing of the sale of Brown County General Hospital to Southwest Healthcare.

With the help of of numerous local businesses and residents, the Sardinia Police Department was able to take three children, from local families on a shopping trip as part of the “Shop-With-A-Cop” program in Sardinia. Shown in the picture from left are Sardinia Police Chief Jim Lewis, Nathan Bellamy, Officer Mike Dearing, Waylon Makstaller, Officer Bob Freyhof and Serena Childress. These children were given the opportunity to buy gifts for their entire families which totalled 14 children and seven adults. Three police officers, one police cadet and three chaperones assisted in the event. During the day of shopping the kids were treated to breakfast at Hillsboro McDonald's, shopping at Wal-Mart, a movie at Star Cinema and lunch at Ponderosa.


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Georgetown Police Chief Buddy Coburn offered special recognition to Police Sergeant Cyrus Baker for his 20 years of service to the department at the December 22 Georgetown Village council meeting. Coburn presented Baker with a plaque of appreciation from the department, Mayor Dale Cahall and Georgetown Village Council members for all that he has contributed to the department. “Cyrus really does a tremendous job at what he does,” Coburn said, “He heads up the Firing Range Instruction and he spear-headed the efforts for us to get tasers for the department, which council did approve. “These tasers have proved invaluable tools for us safety wise. Not only for our safety, but for the safety of the people we arrest. Cyrus handles our hand to hand training and I feel like we’ve received more training than any other police department in our area. Our confidence level is magnified tremendously due to his training.” Sgt. Baker has been with the department since 1989 and also trains in the areas of ‘tactical takedowns,’ ‘unarmed self defense and is ASP certified. He is in charge of making sure all the officers are certified to carry their duty weapon and provides the training to do so. Baker schedules quarterly requalifications, which exceeds the state standard of once a year. This is in addition to his regular duties as an officer according to Coburn. “We all appreciate everything he does for us,” Coburn added, as he shook Sgt. Bakers hand for a second time. Sgt. Baker thanked council and Chief Coburn for the award and said he has enjoyed working for the village. In the absence of Mayor Dale Cahall, council president Chris Renshaw led the meeting. In other business, council suspended the three-reading rule and signed a fire contract with Pleasant Township after hearing from village administrator, Kelly Jones about a recently resolved problem with the amount of the contract. “Apparently there was a problem that went way back, as to who owed who what, amount of money with Pleasant Township,” Jones explained. “But I met with the trustees a while back and we went back through the records all the way to 1990 and it has been resolved.” Pleasant Township fire contract for 2012 will be $38,000, $38,500 for 2012 and $39,000 for 2013. The Scott Township fire contract was also approved for $17,200 in 2012, $17,700 for 2013 and $18,200 for the year 2014. The board also approved the removal of several trees on Wall

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Sergeant Cyrus Baker, (left) of the Georgetown Police Department receives a prestigious award of appreciation from Police Chief Buddy Coburn. Baker has served with the department for over 20 years.

Street due to safety reasons. Chief Coburn told council that there had been an arson in the Village of Georgetown at 5 a.m. on Monday (December 19) morning. “We responded to the call of a barn on fire on Blair Street that belonged to Leroy Louderback,” Coburn said, “but by the time we got there it was totally engulfed. According to Rob Dunn, State Fire Marshall, he has determined it was an arson.” The chief added that there were at least two tractors and a vehicle parked inside the barn as well as a semi parked next to it that were destroyed. “We have been able to develop a real strong suspect in the arson at this time and he is on the run. We almost got him the other night but he got away.” Coburn also said that a lot of phone scams were going around the village from people asking for money for different charities. He warned, “People should not fall for these phone scams and they should tell the caller that they would get back to them after talking to their banks or the police department. Usually they won’t hear anything else from them.” Coburn also mentioned that

residents should keep their cars locked at all times due to the occasional break-ins. The chief also took the opportunity to thank all of council for their support though out the year. He added that the board’s support makes his job more tolerable many times. Administrator Jones gave a brief report informing council that he had scheduled a January 4 meeting with Duke Energy to finalize the purchase of the infrastructure near the Villa and Georgetown Station. “The lines are already built near the Villa and everything’s ready to go,” Jones said. Jones said he is still working on the health insurance bids and is hoping to keep the costs down with a few revisions. He said he hopes to have something back by the first of the year. The final action taken by the Village of Georgetown Council was to offer residents and businesses of the village, a 10 percent reduction on their electric bill for the month of December. Jones said the discount is way of thanking all the residents who took the time to decorate their homes for the holidays, for the enjoyment of everyone.

Sheriff seeks suspects in multiple jewelry thefts Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that on December 14, 2011, a property owner in the New Hope area south of Mt. Orab found a large bag containing jewelry on his property. The bag was taken to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office where investigators contacted recent jewelry theft victims. The jewelry was identified and returned to two victims from separate burglaries in the Arnheim and Fayetteville areas of Brown County. Sheriff Wenninger stated that there have recently been several burglaries involving large thefts of jewelry. One

victim had jewelry valued at $22,000.00 stolen and another victim had $10,000.00 in jewelry stolen. WKRC Local 12 Crime Stoppers Wheel of Justice is offering a $1,000.00 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for these thefts. Sheriff Wenninger is asking anyone with information to contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit at 937-378-4435 ext. 125 or you may leave an anonymous tip via the Sheriff’s Website at www.browncountyohiosheriff.us .

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be holding open office hours Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Russellville Library. The goal of open office hours is to give local citizens an opportunity to learn more about and stay connected with the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting. In addition to making voter registration forms and election information available, regional representatives will be on hand to answer questions and distribute materials to those interested in learning more about the other functions of the office such as the business services division and new initiatives including the Ohio Business Profile and Military Ready-to-Vote program. This meeting is one of many the Ohio Secretary of State’s regional field staff will be hosting across the state as a way to provide Ohioans with resources and information on all issues and matters related to the responsibilities and operations of the office of Secretary of State. WHO: Keith Corman, Regional Liaison to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted WHAT: Open office hours WHEN:Thursday, January 5, 2012 TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. WHERE: Russellville Library, 280 West Main Street, Russellville.

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Eagles host fish fry Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 will be holding their fish fry on Friday, January 20, 2012 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Dinner will include fish, fries, hush puppies, cole slaw with dessert and coffee, all for only $8.00 a meal or just $3.50 a sandwich The FOE is located at 265 Foundry Avenue, Batavia. For more information or carry-out call (513) 732-9035.

penings at her school the past month which included a visit from Santa, a Christmas program, a class visit to the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo and a recent fire drill where at least three doors were blocked. Principal of Sardinia Elementary, Mike Bick was also present to report on progress at his school. “Right now we’re just trying to hold it all together,” Bick said with a chuckle. “These kids are really excited about Christmas.” Bick talked about the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) program at his school and explained that over 300 books are given to the students, three times a year. He talked about the success and fun everyone had at the ‘Secret Santa Shop’ where students could buy nice gifts for family members for very low prices. He also said the Shop With A Cop program at Sardinia was a huge success. Principal of the high school, Jennifer Grimes told the board that she had made a few changes to how exams are administered at the high school. All the tests were given in a three day period, which is a change from past years. She said the agriculture education classes and the FFA members did a great job working with Good Seen Nursery in completing the landscaping in front of the high school and should be commended. In other business, a report was shared with the board by treasurer Kevin Kendall. Kendall had several issues that needed attention by the board including renewing the

OSBA membership for 2012 at a cost of $4,104. He also set the next meeting which is the organizational meeting for January 5 at 7 p.m. The board also accepted a letter of resignation from Debbie Cantrell for the purpose of retirement after 35 years at Sardinia Elementary, effective March 1, 2012. The board agreed to renew contracts with four area banks for depository, with Fifth/Third remaining as the primary depository bank because they offer the lowest fees to the district. “I actually use all these banks,” Kendall said. “I also monitor on an annual basis for the best rates and fees.” The board approved compensation for building project liaison, Bill Mullins’ Smart Phone plan for $30 a month. At a request from Southern Hills Career and Tech Center, the board signed an agreement allowing Bright Local School

District to be directly involved with the tech center with its own representative. All Brown County Schools were asked to sign the agreement, which is necessary so that the change is possible.

“Board policy can’t be changed unless each of the Brown County boards of education agree to it,” Creighton said. “Then if all five boards agree, the request goes to the state level where they have to approve it.

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Eastern Local School District Superintendent Michele Filon spoke briefly at the December 20 Board of Education meeting about the results of a countywide comparison of enrollment of first-time college students. Filon passed out a chart showing results of students going on to college, according to high school graduation from 2009. The chart showed all five Brown County High Schools and the number of graduates they each had. Eastern High had 93 graduates, Fayetteville-Perry had 69, Georgetown had 73, Western Brown had 237 graduates and Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington had 75 graduates. It went on to compare the five schools numbers for the following: • Students enrolling in a public university or university regional campus, Eastern had 61%, while Western Brown had an 83%, Georgetown 70%, R-UL-H at 62% and FayettevillePerry at 61%; • Percentage of students enrolling in a community college, Eastern and FayettevillePerry had 39%, the highest percentage. Closely behind was RU-L-H at 38% and Georgetown had 30%. The low number was from Western Brown at 17%; • The percentage of students who had to take developmental Math or English when they

entered college showed Western Brown with 44%, R-U-L-H at 38%, Fayetteville with 35%, Eastern with 31% Georgetown with 30%. “Some of these numbers should be celebrated,” Filon commented, “but they also tell us that we have some work to do in preparing our students for college. I was very glad to read that 61% of our students are enrolling in universities or colleges. But these figures are something we need to be aware of.” Legislative liaison, board member, Vern Creighton updated the board on HB 136, the proposed school voucher bill now in the House. “The only thing I have to say about HB 136 is that they have now put it on their priority list,” Creighton began, “I think they knew they didn’t have the vote in the house, so they’ve proposed some amendments to the bill. They’ve suggested now taking away bankrolling the additional funds for the student who decides to go to a different school. Now with these changes there is a 1 percent limit to the number of students who could apply for this voucher. And the funds can not exceed what we get for that student. If the school they choose to attend, costs more than our school, then they can not receive any more.” Filon commented that all of Brown County schools have sent letters of protest about HB 136. Principal of Russellville Elementary School Susan Paeltz talked briefly about all the hap-

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Brown talks about simplifying credit card agreements Credit card agreements should be written in easy-tounderstand language – not in small-print legal jargon. Consumers can make smarter choices about credit card usage when they understand what they are reading, but, right now, credit card companies hide costly fees by issuing incomprehensible contracts. And, throughout the country, we’re seeing middle-class families struggling to climb out of credit card debt. Americans owe a total of $693 billion in credit card debt – with an average balance of $1,809 per household. All who use credit cards should do so responsibly. But responsibility should also extend to the credit card issuers, and that means that they should not hide behind small print and pages and pages of legal jargon to disguise from consumers the interest rates, penalties, and fees they may face. For decades, major credit card companies have extracted extraordinary profits from consumers who may not understand the terms and conditions of lengthy credit card agreements. Big banks have hidden unfair credit card terms in language that only a contract lawyer can decipher. And without notice, big busi-

SHERROD BROWN nesses have raised interest rates or imposed penalties. Americans deserve a consumer cop on the beat who is not marching to the orders of Wall Street executives. Complex credit card agreements often translate to unsustainable levels of consumer debt and unchecked profits for big credit card companies. For too long, these special interests have yielded too much power. They employ high power lobbyists who protect the status quo. And largely, they’ve gotten their way. Until now. In 2009, I fought to pass the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) aimed at keeping banks and credit card companies from nickel and diming hard-working Americans and underage consumers. The CARD Act has already helped stem the long-standing practice of hiking interest rates on existing cardholders, reduce the amount of late fees consumers

economy by strengthening consumers’ understanding of credit card agreements. He explained how the proposed, simplified credit card agreement would explain in clear terms consumer rights, privacy protection, and ways in which billing disputes are handled. As the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, I’ve been working to improve disclosure to bolster financial stability in households both in Ohio and throughout the United States. We’ve already helped protect Americans from excessive credit card debt and create fairer rules for consumers. This new effort is an extension of that work. When given the choice between signing a simplified two-page agreement or committing to a stack of difficultto-understand pages, Americans will make wiser choices about credit card spending – and save money by paying fewer fees. We can eliminate cumbersome contracts and protect cardholders from surprises in their monthly bills. That’s why Congress should work closely with CFPB to help protect American communities from the economic weight of credit card debt.

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Bill aims to help businesses mired in slew of new regulations Many business people in this country are nervous. If they look at the recent past, they see devastation. If they look to the near future, they see uncertainty. They hate that. Successful businesses are very good at managing their cash flow. And companies want to be prepared, as best they can, for what might happen next. So they watch their cash reserves, knowing

JEAN SCHMIDT that might be the lifeboat that will keep them fro m sinking if conditions turn bad. Recently, I participated in

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are charged, and curtail the abuse of over draft fees. The CARD Act also requires a credit card company to notify a consumer 45 days in advance of a scheduled interest rate increase or other significant change to the terms of the card and provide that cardholder with the chance to cancel the card before the change occurs. And last year, as part of the Wall Street Reform Act, Congress created a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to give consumers as loud a voice as the Wall Street special interest. The CFPB – a watchdog charged with cracking down on Wall Street’s financial tricks and reckless practices – last week in Cleveland unveiled a less complicated credit card agreement. This two-page prototype credit card agreement is written in plain language. It is also much shorter than the average 5,000 word contract currently used. With more than 500 million credit cards in circulation across the country – and rising credit card debt – it is imperative that we do a better job of empowering Americans to combat abusive credit card practices. Last week, I spoke with Associate Director of CFPB Raj Date about the importance of strengthening our

I immediately hung up the phone. We deleted the message and notified both the credit union and 5/3rd Bank the next day. Luckily for us, this is an account that we don't use any more since we switched our checking account to another bank. We also made sure the checking account in question was deleted and no longer active. We just wanted your readers to know that the information in your article was timely, accurate, and contained good advice. Thanks. Joe Koch Mount Orab

a roundtable discussion on the economy with a halfdozen people who worry about payrolls and what gremlin or opportunity might be waiting around the corner. They are successful CEOs, all of them women, and all of them concerned about the future. Their businesses are quite diverse: high tech, insurance, health care, energy, and data. Their concerns ar e about a rising tide of government regulations that change the rules and make planning for the future nearly impossible. The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that federal regulations cost the economy $1.75 trillion annually. Over the first two years of President Obama’s term, executive branch agencies have published 112 regulations that would have an economic impact of at least $100 million annua lly. And, that’s just the beginning. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires or authorizes hundreds of new rules, and it has been esti-

mated that implementing Obamacare will lead to the production of 10,000 pages of new regulations. While the economic impact of all of these rules and regulations will differ, the cumulative effect will add to overall costs of complying with fed eral regulations. In an effort to ease the regulatory burden on our nation’s job creators, the House recently passed the REINS Act, which stands for Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny. This bill would require Congress to vote to approve new regulations that would have an economic impact of $100 million or more. I was proud to co-sponsor the bill. Congress does not create jobs or economic g rowth. We can however, work to create an environment that encourages those things. After my afternoon with the women CEOs, I am more convinced than ever that passage of the REINS act is a step in the right direction.

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Dear Editor, I read your front page article concerning scams via cell phones and credit/debit card accounts with interest. On Thursday, December 22, 2011, we received a text message on my wife's cell phone concerning a problem with our debit card that required it to be "frozen". The message gave us a phone number (area code 216) to call. We called the number and were immediately sent to a voice mail allegedly from 5/3rd Bank security who wanted us to enter our Debit Card number and security code.

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GEVS’s 5-year forecast looks brighter following passing of permanent improvement levy in Nov. Georgetown Exempted Village Schools treasurer Eric Toole presented members of the board of education with a revised version of the district’s 5-year forecast during the Dec. 21 meeting. With the November passing of the permanent improvement renewal levy, the districts forecast looks a lot less bleak, according to Toole. “With this new updated 5year forecast,” Toole began, “We had mentioned it briefly at last months meeting, but since the permanent improvement renewal levy was successful the 2013 projection looks much better. “We had projected a deficit of $332,000, because we couldn’t be certain the levy would pass. We’re still looking at, at least a $186,000 deficit, but that’s better than we anticipated. This will also have a positive impact on the rest of the years following.” Several board members commented on how glad they were that the levy had passed but added that they still had a lot of difficult decisions to make in regard to making more cuts in the district. Superintendent Tom Durbin told the board that Melissa Cropper, coordinator of the Race to the Top program had asked to step down as coordinator so that she could concentrate on helping her son, Tom, who is currently facing medical issues. “Melissa approached me and asked if she could step down,” Durbin said. “She has already accomplished so much with Race-to-the-Top. She’s done an outstanding job. But together, we came up with a choice of Nina Miller to take over. “She (Miller) has already started working with Melissa and we can see that we picked the right person. We certainly wish Melissa and Tom the very best.” Durbin said that when he first came to Georgetown, about 8 months ago, there were five or

six committees that had organized through the Race-to-theTop program that were just learning the ropes. “Race-to-the-Top was fairly new here at Georgetown when I first got here,” Durbin said, “Everyone was trying to learn their identities. Well, I can tell you now, that they have gotten their identities straight. They are now reporting regularly to program monitors.” Durbin added that all the information the committees are providing to the monitors is the information being used to update everyone in the program. “They’re listening to our committees for information,” he added. In other business, Durbin told the board that there had been some bullying concerns at the elementary school, but that Principal Dr. Jennifer Wilcox was on top of the problem. “Dr. Wilcox has scheduled a Bullying Prevention program for some time in January,” Durbin said. “So she’s going to be working with that issue. It’s our job to prepare these kids. We’re also trying to do some things internally to deal with this issue which is a major topic in today’s society.” Durbin told the board that he had recently attended a Formative Instruction Practice training session in Zanesville which he referred to as very good training. “This training program in Zanesville was more or less an assessment summit, which I found to be very good,” Durbin said. “There have been pieces of information rolling out from the Ohio Department of Education in regard to the new assessment program. “We’re way ahead of the game,” he added, “Our teachers have been taking part in this kind of training since July. It’s nice sitting with our staff members who have already worked through this stuff most of the year.” Durbin said they are making sure that teachers at Georgetown are preparing kids for college

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Staggs sworn in as new mayor for the Village of Hamersville Keith Staggs takes his oath to serve as the Village of Hamersville Mayor beginning in January 2012. He said he is excited about becoming Hamersville’s new mayor and added that he anticipates a very good year for the village.

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and/or careers, and was looking forward to extensive training specializing in grade levels and by subject. Durbin briefly discussed a report he had received from the Board of Regents on the percentage of graduates from Georgetown High School, as well as the other four schools in Brown County, who went on to higher education. “This report shows that Georgetown had 73 graduates in the fall of 2009,” Durbin began, “Twenty-three of those students were first-time students at ohio public colleges. “If I’m understanding this report correctly, 30% of these students had to take remedial math or English upon entering college. That’s not an acceptable number. If that many students have to take these developmental classes, then we’re not doing enough to meet all the needs of these kids. We have some work to do.” Board member and Legislative Liaison, Ray Virost reported to the board that both the House and the Senate have approved HB 369 after making some changes. HB 369 changes the boundaries for Ohio’s 16 Congressional districts, repeals a provision that established two primary elections in 2012 and establishes a single primary election set for March 6, 2012 for the purpose of nominating all candidates for election in 2012 and electing candidates who are scheduled to be elected on the day of the 2012 primary election. “They will be merging the March and June primary into a single primary held on March

6,” Virost stated. “We’re so happy to see that there aren’t going to be two primaries.” Board president Ralph Sininger added that he had heard the change will save Ohio $14 million dollars. In a report from Perianne Germann, principal at the Jr/Sr High School, Darla McKinzie was recognized as winner of the International Girls Day short essay contest and members of the FCCLA assisted with a toy drive which was a big success. An update from Georgetown Elementary School Principal Wilcox was also presented to the board which touched on the ‘Building Leadership Teams’, a donation from the PTo and tutoring programs at the school. Other actions taken by the board include: • set the January organizational/regular board of education meeting for Wednesday, January 11 at 6 p.m.; • approved the end of month financial report for November; • approved an appropriations amendment based on a recommendation of the treasurer; • approved the 5-year forecast update; • approve the traditional course schedule for the Jr/Sr High School which will contain either 7 or 8 periods during the school day; • accept a resolution approving Bright Local School District to the Southern Hills Joint vocational School District Board of Education; • approve a contract agreement for medical assistant services with the hospital, for all girls and boys basketball games, at no charge to the school district, for this year only.

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Executive Order and Legislation recently signed by governor 0Gov. John R. Kasich signed the following Executive Order and pieces of legislation into law on Thursday, December 22, 2011: • Executive Order 2011-31K clarifies through an emergency rule that the dates for the 2012 muzzleloading deer season are January 7 through January 10, 2012; • House Bill 96 (Celeste, Brenner) specifies dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requires a pilot project to provide early screening and intervention services for children with dyslexia; • House Bill 157 (Schuring, Letson) authorizes educational service centers to provide teacher professional development on dyslexia; • House Bill 79 (Bubp, Uecker) prohibits qualified health plans from providing coverage for certain abortions; • Senate Bill 264 (Jones) codifies the quality incentive payment and bonus structure of the Medicaid reimbursement rate for nursing homes; • House Bill 364 (Roegner, Duffey) establishes standards for the securitization of costs for electric distribution utilities;

Catholics returning home St. Mary, Arnheim, St. Michael, Ripley, and St. George, Georgetown will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home on six Friday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. beginning on January 13, 2012. These sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. The first session will take place at St. George, Georgetown. The location of the following evenings will be determined that night. To register or for more details, call Marilyn Fryer at 937-378-4583 or mmmrf1989@fron tier.com

• Senate Bill 155 (Cates, Sawyer) designates February 20 as “John Glenn Friendship 7 Day;” • House Bill 371 (Amstutz, Weddington) revises the Local Government Innovation Program and makes an appropriation; • House Bill 225 (Peterson, Landis) vests in county auditors responsibility for reviewing and approving property tax exemption applications for some publicly owned property, authorizes county auditors and boards of township trustees to adopt a direct deposit payroll policy, and authorizes counties to increase the amount credited to “rainy day” reserve balance accounts to one-sixth of the expenditures made in the preceding fiscal year from the fund in which the reserve balance account is established; • House Bill 243 (Kozlowski) eliminates the restriction on the number of A-3a liquor permits that may be issued per county and specifies that new A-3a permits issued after the act’s effective date are subject to local option election; • Senate Bill 117 (Seitz, Schiavoni) adopts the Uniform Power of Attorney Act; • House Bill 250 (Hackett) establishes requirements and procedures for issuing portable electronics insurance; • House Bill 209 (Adams) permits a political subdivision, upon the deposit of public moneys with an eligible public depository, to arrange for the public depository to redeposit those moneys with other federally insured banks and savings and loan associations in accordance with specified conditions; and • House Bill 302 (Adams) makes the clerk of courts of Miami County the clerk of the Miami County Municipal Court.

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The Village of Sardinia Council met for its final time in 2011 to say good-bye to Councilwoman Mary Lou Martin, who did not run for council this year after serving on council for 18 years. Councilwoman Martin was presented with a beautiful plaque which included a clock during the December 27 board meeting. “We’re actually losing town board members this year,” Mayor Todd Bumbalough commented. “We’re losing Mary Lou and Steve Kitchen.” Martin graciously accepted the clock, thanked everyone and told the board that she had enjoyed her 18 years on council. “I had some good times and some rough times,” Martin said, “I think everyone should take a turn sitting on one of these chairs if they’re going to live in Sardinia. Then they’ll know what’s going on.” The council will have to replace the two vacated seats at the January 2 meeting. Because of a problem with his paperwork at the Brown County Board of Elections in November, Bumbalough was unable to run on the ballot for Mayor of Sardinia, so instead, ran for council member. At the January 2 meeting Martin’s seat will go to newly elected Bill North and Bumbalough will be voted in as Mayor again, by all of council which will still leave one vacant seat on council. According to fiscal officer Karen Miller, council will then appoint someone to the last seat on council. In other business at the meeting Mayor Bumbalough handed

out copies of the village’s Temporary Appropriations for approval by council for 2012. “Myself, Juanita Watson, the finance committee and Karen Miller (fiscal officer) have all been working together very astutely on these appropriations and we’ve had to make some corrections,” Bumbalough began, “But I have to say, our budget for next year looks promising. “It looks a little better than this year, but we’ll continue to make needed changes and tweak it a little more before we hand in the final budget in March. But I feel like it is a pretty solid budget and I’ve very happy with it.” Bumbalough added that the 2012 budget includes a 3 percent pay raise for all the employees, considered a cost of living raise. He said he was pleased that they were able to do that for the employees. “In the past we’ve had so much trouble reading this budget,” he added, “but with this new format it divides the budget into sections which makes it so much easier to read. We’ve not always shuffling through pages, we can just go to the section we’re talking about.” Bumbalough told council that Tim Mock, village administrator had contacted AEP Electric Company and the village cemetery was now equipped with new electric poles and lights which could save the village over 40 percent in operating costs. “We’ve really had some nice carry-overs this year,” Bumbalough said with a smile, “That means we’re not wasting our money and we’re doing what we have to do. “So we got a lot accomplished this year and we’re ready to get a lot more accom-

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Village of Sardinia Mayor Todd Bumbalough presents a clock and plaque of appreciation to outgoing councilwoman Mary Lou Martin. Martin served 18 on council.

plished in the next four years.” The mayor told council that he was not counting on receiving the local government distribution funds from the county of $10,000. “Last year we figured we’d be getting those funds,” he said, “but I don’t know if we will get any of it this year. “So we broke it down in half and we’re hoping we might get something out of it, if we do get the $5,000, I’ll be very happy about it, but I’m not going to hold my breath. I look for them to start eliminating that money.' Bumbalough told council that eventually something would have to be done to generate more operating money for the cemetery, but that right now would be the wrong time to try and pass a cemetery levy. He said they would wait and see what the state budget looks like in June before any decision was made.

Sardinia Church of Christ sets New Years services Start the New Year off right. Join Sardinia Church of Christ for their New Year's Services. Both services will include worship, music, and communion. New Year's Eve Service begins at 6 p.m. New Year's Day Service begins at 10 a.m. Sardinia Church of Christ is located at 7130 Bachman Rd. Sardinia Oh Phone number is 446-2594 or check us out on the web at www.sardiniacc.com.

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Brown County District 9 weekly travel report The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or road closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9, Brown COunty. For additional weather-related travel information or road construction and maintenance projects throughout the state, visit www.buckeyetraffic.org, All work will take place during daytime, business hours Monday through Friday unless otherwise indicated. • Operations for a bridge replacement project on C.R. 21 (White Oak Valley Road)

at T.R. 32 (McCall Road) is under way. Currently, traffic is being maintained with the aid of flaggers as needed, and the scheduled completion date is July 31, 2012. • S.R. 221 is reduced to one lane due to a slip. Traffic is being maintained in one lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. • U.S. 52 is reduced to one lane at the 16.02-mile marker, between T.R. 232 (Logan Gap Road) and T.R. 573 (Three Mile Creek Road), just east of Ripley, for an emergency slide repair project. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained with temporary signals.

Nick Owens names Brown County’s Hanna Faulkner as campaign manager Nick Owens candidate for the Republican primary election for the 66th District of the Ohio House of Representatives named Sardinia, Ohio native Ms. Hanna Faulkner as his campaign manager. Currently, Hanna Faulkner is the President of the Northern Kentucky University College Republicans, a position she has

held since 2009. Under Ms. Faulkner’s leadership the NKU College Republicans have helped successfully elect Republican candidates for Federal, State, and local offices. Additionally, Hanna Faulkner has interned for United States Representative Jean Schmidt in her Cincinnati District Office. Ms. Faulkner is also a member

of the Brown County Republican Club. Hanna Faulkner will graduate this spring with Honors from NKU with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Ms. Faulkner is a graduate of Eastern Brown High School and currently resides in New Richmond, Ohio. “I am excited to be a part of

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Nick’s campaign because he is going to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective for us in Brown and Clermont counties. We need his leadership in the state Capitol if we are going to bring new jobs and economic growth to the 66th Ohio House District. His extensive legislative experience and education makes him the most qualified candidate to be our next state representative in Columbus. Nick Owens will get the job done from day one. We can trust Nick Owens to bring our conservative values to the statehouse and fight tirelessly on our behalf.” stated newly named Campaign Manager Hanna Faulkner. “I am very privileged and lucky to have such a rising star in Republican politics like Hanna Faulkner join my team as campaign manager. Hanna Faulkner’s knowledge, experience, and passion for politics will be invaluable for my campaign as we race towards the primary election on March 6th. Ms. Faulkner shares my perspective that Brown and Clermont counties deserve a representative to the Ohio Legislature that will work tirelessly for jobs for Southern Ohio while at the same time fighting for less spending, lower taxes, and more fiscal responsibility in our state government.” stated Nick Owens Additional campaign information can be found at: www.votenickowens.com The newly created 66th House District for the 130th General Assembly includes: portions of Clermont County (Village of Batavia, Batavia Township, Village of Amelia, Pierce Township, Village of Williamsburg, Williamsburg Township, Jackson Township, Ohio Township, Village of New Richmond, Monroe Township, Washington Township, Village of Moscow, Village of Neville, Franklin Township, Village of Felicity, Village of Chilo, Tate Township, and Village of Bethel) and all of Brown County. ABOUT NICK OWENS: Nick Owens is no stranger to hard work and adversity. Being born to a teenage mother at the age of 17 has shown Nick the importance of pro-life policies and making the right decisions. Nick was raised in Batavia and has deep roots in Clermont County. Prior to graduating from Batavia High School in 2003, Nick enrolled at Clermont College as a full-time student during his Junior and Senior years of high school. In 2003,

Nick transferred to the University of Cincinnati's main campus where for two years he was a student equipment manager for the Bearcats football team. In his second year, Nick became the head student equipment manager to then Coach Mark Dantonio. At the age of 20, Nick became the first person in his immediate family to earn a college degree. Majoring in Finance and Real Estate, Nick graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Just days after completing his undergraduate education, Nick began his first involvement in Republican politics when he started volunteering for former State Representative Jean Schmidt in her initial Congressional campaign. Upon Congresswoman Schmidt’s special election to the United States House of Representatives, Nick was asked to be a Staff Assistant in her Cincinnati district office. After Congresswoman Schmidt’s election to her first full term, Nick was transferred to the Washington, DC office where he was promoted to the position of Legislative Correspondent. After a few years of working on Capitol Hill, Nick decided to further his education and moved back home to Batavia where he continued working for Congresswoman Schmidt while preparing for law school. Nick began his graduate stud-

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ies in May 2010 at the University of Dayton School of Law. He is currently enrolled in the School of Law’s accelerated law degree program, and is scheduled to graduate this May. During his last year of law school, Nick has worked for the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office where he has assisted in the prosecution of numerous criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, including receiving a conviction during his first jury trial. Nick’s father, Rob, currently runs a small family-owned heating and cooling business in the Clermont and Brown County area, in which his mother Judy assists. Additionally, Nick has one sister, Stephanie, who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps. She has achieved the rank of Corporal and has served one tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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Tea Party collects non-perishables The Brown County Tea Party is active in the community. They collected non-perishable food items from their members desiring to assist those less fortunate in these depressed days. On Tuesday, December 20, 2011, the items were presented to Helping Hands workers, JoAnn Kattine, center, and Sue Osborne, right by Brown County Tea party member Jim Hile, left and secretary/treasurer, Sandra Reeder (not pictured).


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Obituaries

Iva Lou (Maggard) Franklin, 79 Iva Lou (Maggard) Franklin, 79, of Peebles passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. Iva Lou was born November 3, 1932, in Letcher County, Ky. She was a member of Peebles Church of Christ. Iva Lou attended Pikeville College, Eastern Kentucky University, and graduated from Ohio University. She taught Art and Physical Education at Peebles High School. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio Eastern Star, and a member of Adams County Retired Teachers Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Randall Maggard and Lydia (Collins) Maggard; siblings; Ruth Rowland, Herbert and Eulah Maggard, Bill and Eva Maggard, James Maggard, Roberta Maggard, Denver Collins, and Elvin Caudill. She is survived by her son and his wife, Randy and Pam Franklin of Peebles; granddaughter and spouse, Lydia Diane and Luke Ogden of Mt. Orab; grandson, Matthias James Franklin of Peebles; and siblings: Earnest Maggard of Springfield, Oh., Mary Rose and Tandy Adams of Connersville, Ind., Viola Caudill, Nancy Collins and Peggy Maggard of Whitesburg, Ky, many nieces and nephews, and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Adams County Christian School, 187 Willow Drive, West Union, OH 45693-0456. Services were Monday, December 26, 2011 at Peebles Church of Christ where Bill Christman and Jim Chandler officiated. The Ohio Eastern Star also held a service. Burial was at Locust Grove Cemetery in Franklin Township in Adams County, Ohio. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

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Edna Myers, 83 Edna Myers, 83, Manchester, Ky., passed away Monday, December 19, 2011. She is survived by 2 brothers, Carl Hickle, Farmerville, Oh., Jim Hickle, Kansas City, Mo., and 2 sisters, Ann Curtis, Wilkerson, Ind., Peggy O’Cull, Maysville, Ky. Services were held Wednesday, December 21, 2011 where William Hugh Hudson officiated. Burial was Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Linwood Cemetery, Russellville. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Evelyn Hedges Mattox, 88, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011. She was born on August 3, 1923 to the late Roy and Maude McKibben Hedges. She was married to Cecil Wesley Mattox who passed away February 11, 1986. She is survived by two daughters, Janice Berry of Mowrystown, Oh., and Elaine Polaski of Orleans, Ind., four grandchildren, Greg Sosby, Stacy Polaski, Amy Repond, and Chami Lynn Hughes and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Kenneth Hedges of Silver Grove, Ky. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters. Services were Friday, December 30, 2011 followed by burial at Neave Cemetery. The Moore & Parker Funeral Home, Brooksville, Ky., served the family.

Ruby Lee Chadwick, 93 Ruby Lee Chadwick, 93, Bethel, died Sunday, December 25, 2011. Ruby was born August 9, 1918 to the late Jessee and Mae Underwood. She was also preceded in death by sisters Pearl, Lilly, Nellie, and Bessie, and brother James. Ruby was the mother of Joyce Wilson and James Chadwick, grandmother of Donnie, Tammi, Scott, Jacque, the late Diane, and the late Laura Lee, great-grandmother of seven. Services were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 followed by interment at Olive Branch Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

William J. Dean, Sr., 80 William J. Dean, Sr., 80, Hamersville, Oh., died suddenly December 22, 2011. Bill was the husband of the late Rosie P. Dean, loving father of William J. (Elizabeth) Dean, Jr. also survived by three grandchildren. Services were Thursday, December 29, 2011. There was also a Masonic and Scottish Rite Ring service. Burial was in Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. Memorials may be given to Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Assoc., PO Box 435, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Stanley Warman, 61 Stanley Warman, 61, Mt. Orab, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2011. He was born in Cincinnati, Oh., on August 18, 1950, the son of the late Henry and Dorothy Warman. Stanley was a 1975 graduate of Wilmington College. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in India from 1971-1973. He was a county supervisor for Farmers Home Association (USDA) for several years. Stanley owned and operated Assist 2 Sell Real Estate Company. Stanley attended Mt. Orab Bible Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, working with cattle and operating the family farm. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Elaine, whom he married on December 17, 1977, one son, Kevin Ray and wife, Jennifer of Mt. Orab, two brothers, Gary Lee and Kenneth Wayne, sister-in-law, Ruth Barnes. Services were held Friday, December 30, 2011 where Br. Ted House officiated followed by burial in Mt. Orab Cemetery. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Mary Lee (nee Schadle) Pingle, 85 Mary Lee (nee Schadle) Pingle, 85, Bethel, Oh., passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011. She was the widow of the late Thurman K. Pingle who passed on October 9, 2001. Mary was born October 19, 1926 to the late Adam and Mattie Schadle. She graduated from Felicity High School in 1944. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by one sister Wilma Jean and husband Elmer Roy Bailey of New Holland, Oh., along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held Thursday, December 29, 2011 followed by interment at Tate Twp. Cemetery. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.

Beverly Ann Rapp, 38 Beverly Ann Rapp, 38 of Fayetteville, died on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. She is survived by her mother, Garnett (nee Neihaus) Rapp of Fayetteville, sister, Terri Hersey of Amelia, brothers, Michael J. Rapp of Xenia, Oh., and Steven P. Rapp of Milford, Oh. She was preceded in death by her Father, Earl Rapp. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, December 24, 2011, at St. Angela Merici Parish - St. Patrick Chapel, Fayetteville, where Fr. Hank Albietz officiated. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Fayetteville, OH. The Egbert Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Catrina "Kitty" Weber, 50 Catrina "Kitty" Weber, 50, Milford, died Friday, December 23, 2011. ‘Kitty’ was born April 27, 1961 in Mariemont Oh., to Catherine "Cookie" and the late James David "JD" Johnson of Loveland. She was the beloved mother of Amanda Hobing of Loveland, and Gregory Scott Weber of Milford, caring grandmother of Christina Hobing, Elizabeth Hobing, Katlin Hobing, McKinzie Manley and the late Robert Manley Jr.; dear sister of Robert Johnson of Maineville, and Donna Davidson of Springdale, also survived by a host of additional family and friends. Mrs. Weber was a member of F.O.E. Aerie 3006 Loveland and River Hills Christian Church. Services were held Thursday, December 29, 2011 followed by interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Miami Township, OH. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

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Danny W. Pollitt, 58 of Sardinia, Oh., departed this life on Saturday, December 3, 2011. He was born on May 28, 1953 in Hamilton, Oh., to the late Willard W. and Tressie M. Cain Pollitt. Mr. Pollitt was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired successful brick layer. He is survived by an aunt, Joy Samuel, Florence, Ky., a daughter, Shawnda Pollitt of Somerset, Ky., a former stepdaughter, Renee Nelson of Somerset, two grandchildren, Brayden Eubank and Tayler West, two brothers, Cary Pollitt of Michigan and Richard Pollitt of Cincinnati, several nieces and nephews and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Collingsworth. Services were held on Wednesday, December 7, at the Mill Springs National Cemetery where Brother Rodney Haggard officiated. American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard conducted full military honors. The Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, Somerset, Ky., served the family.

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December 2011 Class - Front Row: Valerie Knight, Sardinia OH; Bethany Alexander, Winchester OH; Rachel McGuire, Georgetown OH; Gayle Davis, Guest Speaker, Beaver Creek OH; Carla Brumagen, Mt. Orab OH; and Jean Huff, Russellville OH. Back Row: Patricia Caraway, Mature Services Representative, Sardinia OH; Dave Deininger, Jr., Mt. Orab OH; Johnnie Francis; Georgetown OH; Sue Evans, Ex. Director; Linda Cornwell, SSCC Practicum Student, Bethel OH; and Patty Short, Facilitator, Sardinia OH.

Next "Your Place" for the Adult Learner Class offered Access and Success for Adults (ASA) offers free classes using the “Your Place” for the Adult Learner curriculum. Class location is at the Adams/Brown Community Action Program’s (ABCAP) Building in Georgetown, Ohio. This program provides essential support for class participants by assisting any single parent or individuals-in-transition in deciding upon a career path, attaining higher education and/or employment for the betterment of their families and society as a whole. Funders include Southern Ohio Center of Excellence, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and General Electric’s Community and Service Fund at the Peebles Test-Site in Adams County. A past participant, Kim, of Georgetown stated that she has been in the home rearing her three children and thought that was all there was for her in her future, that is until she enrolled in and completed the “Your Place” class. She tested high on her GED predictive and is planning on attending college once she gets her GED. She stated that a whole new world has opened up for her. This class will help in discovering personal strengths and values and increasing self-esteem. A Resource Lab is available for student support; staff is there to help participants in navigating through e-mails and typing career development correspondence, as well as giving encouragement needed to achieve goals set during class. Residents from the area can enroll in the course free of charge; books and profession-

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Something To Think about TOM MEGIE DIRECTOR

MORE THAN TIME ALONE Time is a very important aspect of grief work. The recovering back to creative, healthy living is only through the painful process of grief itself. There are no shortcuts. Because of the multitude of factors that affect the way an individual will react to grief, there can be no cookbook approach to helping the bereaved nor can there be a set timetable for the grief process. It is a mistake, however, to think that time alone will necessarily heal the pain of grief. It is how time is used that will be a factor in determining how long the pain remains acute, whether it is even fully experienced, and how long it will take for recovery. Grief is an active, not a passive process. The course of normal grief depends on the ability of the bereaved to do the grief work nec-

essary to separate themselves from that which was lost and reinvest themselves elsewhere.

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al resumes are also provided. Participants are presented with various guest speakers throughout the six-week period. If you would like to explore career options, colleges, or your strengths and values, this is a great place to begin! The next class will be offered at the ABCAP Building in Georgetown beginning January 9 and ending February 15, 2012. The 6-week class operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour lunch break. Upon successful completion, participants receive a Certificate of

Completion and continued support from the staff which includes Sue Evans, Patty Short, and Linda Cornwell. Pictured is the last class which just received a Certificate of Completion on December 7, 2011. If you or someone you know would benefit from this class that assists with transitional, college, and workplace skills, contact Patty Short or Sue Evans. To register for a class or for further information, CALL (937) 378-3564 or Email pshort58@gmail.com or evanssue7@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

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COVENANT Today I want to talk to you about the God of covenants. Covenants are not something that we are very familiar with, although we should be. Marriage is a covenant. It is a commitment between two. God has made covenants, I believe, with man because He wants to interact with people. The ungodly people of the world do not want to interact with God. They don’t mind taking His name in vain, but they do not want a relationship with Him. However, God does desire a relationship with man. He wants to communicate with us. The same as you want someone to respond back to you when you speak with them, God wants you to respond back to Him when He speaks to you. In fact, He expects a response from you. He wants a strong, bonding, lasting, relationship; He desires a covenant with you. Now, a covenant is not a promise. It is a much stronger commitment than a promise. It is similar to when you get married. Marriage is supposed to be more than just a promise; it is supposed to be a binding commitment! But more often than not these days, marriages are just a rather weak promise and promises are broken all the time. God wants more than that type of relationship! Therefore, He presents covenants to us. And He always initiates them. We find them all throughout the Bible. Unfortunately, quite often it is a one-sided program because people fail to respond back to God. Remember, I said a covenant is between two. It does not have to be one-sided; every one of us can make a covenant with God. We should desire that kind of commitment with Him. But, most people do not spend much time in prayer, therefore, communication is a little shaky on their part. It is hard to respond to God when communication is so limited. How much time out of a 24 hour day do you actually spend in prayer, one hour, two hours, or perhaps much less? You know, God is very concerned about you. He loves you dearly. How do you respond to that love, by ignoring Him? That is not a very good way to form a strong, binding relationship. He wants a response from us and this covenant making is part of that response. A covenant involves many things. When God made His covenant with Abraham there was a long range purpose for that

DR. CHARLES SMITH MT. ORAB BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH www.bbcmtorab.com covenant. It went on to involve Isaac, Abraham’s son, and Jacob, his grandson, and then that covenant involved another covenant which would involve Judah. Then the covenant which involved Judah would then involve David. The covenant with David was that there would be a mighty King born of his lineage. That King would be born in a little town called Bethlehem. His name was called Jesus! But He was rejected; they said: we will not have this man to reign over us. Away with Him, crucify Him! And indeed they did crucify Him. Did God’s covenant fail? No, it did not. In fact, it became even stronger. It grew and God gained. I once heard a TV preacher say that God was a loser. He lost Satan and a third of the angels and He lost Adam and Eve. I object to that immensely. God never loses anything that He wants to keep! Why would God want to keep someone who rejects Him. Satan rejected God, not the other way around! And there are quite a few men and women who reject God also. In fact, the unforgivable sin is blasphemy of His Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:31-32). I say, God always has a plan and He executes it perfectly. But I don’t have time to go into that right now. However, if that preacher knew the Bible he would have known the plan. God used Satan to test man to see if man would honor God or Satan. He gave us a choice, which brings us back to covenants, to a personal, committed, relationship with God. Which way will you go? The majority go with Satan. They will ignore God’s desire to have a strong, loving, lasting, relationship with Him and choose to go with Satan. Someday maybe, I will get the opportunity to get more into what a covenant fully involves. But once again I am out of space.

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Five generations of Pattons celebrate Carson D.W. Patton was born on April 11, 2011 to Josh Patton and Holly Gilman at Brown County General Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Pictured above, left to right are: Estelle Patton, Phil Patton Sr, Phil Patton Jr, Josh Patton and baby Carson. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Josh and Holly on the birth of Carson and the Patton family for reaching a great milestone!

Taliaferro enjoy Christmas luncheon On Saturday, December 10, 2011, the Taliaferro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their annual Christmas luncheon and meeting at the Bailey House in Georgetown, Ohio. Following a lovely luncheon, Gina Spiller, RN – Nursing Director of the Brown County Health Department, spoke to the club about the health department and what the department does. All members were surprised to hear of the vast array of services they provide. Ms. Spiller also shared information about immunizations and the need to stay current on all boosters. Following a question and answer period, the group entered into their meeting. The first order of business was to initiate and welcome our newest member, Eileen Beasley of Georgetown, Ohio. Committee reports were given and announcements were made. It was noted that in November, the group presented the Crossnore School in North Carolina with 277 box tops and 205 soup labels, held a bingo party at the Ohio Veterans

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H’ville sixth graders attend honor choir On Saturday, November 12, 2011, thirteen sixth grade students from Hamersville Middle School under the direction of Mrs. Michelle Bernhardt attended the 15th Annual Elementary OMEA Honor Choir that was held at Western Brown High School. They rehearsed after school throughout October and November and all day on November 12th to prepare for their performance that evening. This was a great opportunity for them to perform with about 150 other students from 11 schools under the guest director Mr. Andrew Brown. Pictured front row L to R are: Kerstin Hartman, Corey Erbe, Karley Cornett, Hannah Liming. Second row: Katie Bolender, Mackenzie Bridges, Alexis Mullen, Kayla Hedge. Back row: Jonathon Armstrong, Rylie Young, Sierra Hammons, Jennifer Rogers, Kylin Kidwell.

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Pictured left to right are Eileen Beasley and Gaynell Britton at a Membership Induction Ceremony

home in Georgetown in October and in December, collected tee shirts and socks to distribution to the Ohio Valley Veterans home residents. The organizations next meeting is to be held February 11, 2012 at the Ohio Valley Veterans Home in Georgetown. A luncheon will be served and

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4-H State Buckeye Ambassador, Elise Kendrick will present a program on “The Work of Our Youth in 4-H”. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Taliaferro Chapter of the DAR is encouraged to contact Regent Jessica Little at jessgun@aol.com for additional information.

Ten homeroom classes at Western Brown High School participated in adopting a soldier this year. The students in these ten homeroom classes have been writing thank you letters to their soldier that is currently deployed for the holidays or who has recently come home to be with their families. Each student in these homeroom classes also created a poster with signatures for their soldier. It has been a great joy to see the students come together and work for a good cause. The students took this project very seriously and it was wonderful to see the students work together to perfect their letters for each soldier. This was all organized by Samantha Baker.

availability). The winners at Whiteoak High School were: 12th grade - Chelsea Luman, David Deer, Kenny Brate, Joseph Isaac; 11th grade Brittini Van Zandt, David Tolliver, Derek Farmer, Nik Rossmann; 10th grade Sydney Smith, Ryan Cole. Please be sure to congratulate these students on their success and thanks to all the students who participated in the test. A special thanks goes to the teachers and staff at White Oak who were involved in the test: Lisa Beresford, Dorothy Countryman, Jamie Lanham, Jenny Mustard and Michael Roades.

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Army Lt. Col. John B. Eastlake has retired from the U.S. Air Force. Eastlake was the chief of optometry assigned to the Dewitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va. The lieutenant colonel had served in the military for 27 years. He is the son of the late Charles Eastlake and Jeanne Eastlake of Lake Waynoka. At his retirement, Eastlake was awarded the Army Legion of Merit medal. Eastlake originally joined the Navy in 1976 as an aviation electronics technician. He left the Navy to attend college where he received a bachelor of science in 1985 from the

University of The State of New York, Albany. He returned to the military after earning a doctor of optometry in 1989 from Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, Calif. His assignments as an optometry officer included tours at Bassett Army Hospital at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Ireland Army hospital at Fort Knox, Ky., and Task Force Med Eagle in Tuzla, Bosnia. Eastlake graduated in 1976 from Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Brown County Press would like to thank Army Lt. Col. John B. Eastlake for serving our country.

Joanna Dugan, Customer Service Representative, and Aaron K. Wood, President/CEO. Joanna is being recognized for five years of service with Ripley Federal.

Erika Lockhart graduates from Miami University Local educator Erika Lockhart graduated with a Master of Arts in Zoology from Miami University as a member of the first class of graduates from the Global Field Program master’s degree on Friday, December 16, 2011. Lockhart of Mt. Orab, works at Fayetteville Perry Middle School. The Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly brings together master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators and community leaders at conservation hotspots across the globe for firsthand experience with inquirydriven education, environmental stewardship and global understanding.

Since the master’s program began in 2009, Lockhart has explored conservation and education in Belize, Kenya and Mongolia. Lockhart ’s master’s coursework included multiple long-term conservation action projects locally. The deadline to apply to the next master’s cohort is Jan. 28, 2012, at www.MastersGFP.org. The master’s program is designed for educators and other professionals from all disciplines and settings interested in making a difference in human and ecological communities. Applicants can be from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

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Jodrey does presentation The Hamersville Elementary November storyteller for Accelerated Reading honorees was Mrs. Betty Jodrey. Each second grader must earn five 100s on A.R. tests during the month to be able to attend this activity. Mrs. Jodrey entertained those students with a presentation about the Pilgrims and their courageous journey to the New World. The students were very good listeners and enjoyed all the special props she brought with her. The teachers and students wish to thank Mrs. Jodrey for such a wonderful presentation and for the special Thanksgiving magnets.

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The George A. Lambert, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 755 gave the Americanism and Government test at Whiteoak High School in Mowrystown on November 10, 2011 to 49 students. The 10th ,11th , and 12th grade participants are trying to be the top scorers in the state to be eligible to win a five day all-expense paid trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. This trip also includes tours of educational and historic areas such as the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and even the White House (subject to

Eastern FFA to have Consignment Auction BY Madison Buck Eastern Brown FFA Historian

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Post 180 donates to Ohio Veteran’s Home Post Commander, Joe Farrell, of Carey Bavis Post 180 American Legion, Georgetown, Ohio presented a $1,250.00 donation to the Volunteer Advisory Committee of the Ohio Veterans' Home - Georgetown, Saturday, December 17, 2011. Accepting the check was Beth Ann Ritt, Activity Therapist. The Volunteer Advisory Committee is a 501, c3 organization who's charter is to provide non-appropriated funded items for the residents of the home.

Eastern Brown FFA is hosting our second annual Consignment Auction. The date is set for Saturday, January 14 starting at 10 am. We will be accepting consignments until Friday, January 13. Last year's Consignment Auction helped benefit our chapter functions, like paying for our CDE's and chapter events. We would love if you would bring in your farm machinery, shop tools and miscellaneous items to be auctioned. You will receive a percentage of the profit. For more information see us on

http://www.auctionzip.com/Li stings/1257099.html Thank you, and hope to see you on January 14.

Farm Bureau seeking help with membership campaign Brown County Farm Bureau is seeking leaders to help with the annual membership campaign. In addition to helping the organization grow, volunteers have the opportunity to earn fun prizes. For more information call the Farm Bureau office at 937-3782212 or 888-2212. Office hours are 8-4, Monday-Thursday.

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The cadets of Southern State Community College’s Basic Peace Officers Training Program were recognized at a special ceremony held Dec. 15, 2011, at the college’s Fayette Campus in Washington Court House. Ten cadets were recognized for completing the six-month program which covers the fundamentals of entry-level peace officer training and includes courses in laws, administrative functions, firearms, human relations, criminal investigations, traffic accident investigations, traffic enforcement, patrols, civil disorders and prisoner bookings. Students earn

24 college credit hours which may be applied to the law enforcement associate degree program at Southern State. The new cadets join approximately 240 cadets before them since the program started in 1997. “Life in law enforcement is no easy task. There are night shifts, irregular hours, working on holidays and weekends,” said guest speaker Chief Deputy Brian Prickett of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. “I encourage family members to try and understand the demands of the job, but you as officers always need to remember to make time

for your families. Always try your best to leave work at work, and home at home. You’ll be a better family member when you’re at home and a better officer when you’re at work. “Never forget you are always being observed by the public. When you wear a uniform, you tend to stick out in a crowd. Always remember that your actions as a law enforcement officer will certainly have an impact on someone. What may not seem like a big issue to you is certainly a big issue to the person who calls for assistance. Handle each encounter with professionalism

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Students who completed the Basic Peace Officers Training Program at Southern State Community College include: (front, l-r) Eric Tyree of Wilmington, Joshua Wright of Greenfield, John Gilbert of Hillsboro; (center, l-r) Robert Hamilton of Greenfield, Shawn Shanks of Greenfield; (back, l-r) Kevin Sammons of Hillsboro, Pedro Martin of Orient, Brian McNeil of Greenfield, Davide Soprano of Hillsboro and Justin Bennett of Washington Court House.0

and always represent yourself and your department with the highest standards because you are the future of law enforcement.” Following Prickett’s address to the students, Robin Roche, commander of the Greenfield Peace Officers Academy, announced award winners. Perfect Attendance awards were presented to John Gilbert, Shawn Shanks and Eric Tyree. The Academic Award was presented to John Gilbert who maintained a 97.875 average. In honor of the late Tim Fryer, a former officer with the Greenfield Police Department, the Fighting Spirit Award was presented to Robert Hamilton. For expertise in the firearms component, the Top Gun Award was presented to Brian McNeil. John Gilbert won the Physical Fitness Award, and Pedro Martin earned the Outstanding Leadership Award. Cadet Pedro Martin was invited to provide the student remarks: “As we go on with our lives, I want to ask you always to remember … to make a difference in the community, to be proud of who we are and what we do for a living. You guys showed me that you are real people. You made me feel welcome. You treated me with respect and quality. I hope that we can keep in touch so later

on down the road we can get together and talk about how our lives changed after we made our dreams come true. I wish you all the best of the best and I will pray for your safety and guidance.” Students who completed the training program include Justin W. Bennett, John L. Gilbert, Robert S. Hamilton, Pedro M. Martin, Brian V. McNeil, Kevin F. Sammons, Shawn W. Shanks, Davide A. Soprano, Eric S. Tyree and Joshua W.P. Wright. Most coursework for the training program takes place at

Southern State’s Fayette Campus in Washington C.H. Instructors are recruited from various state, county and local law enforcement and corrections agencies. In concert with the Basic Peace Officers Training Program, Southern State also offers an associate’s degree in law enforcement. For more information about the Basic Peace Officers Training contact Program, please Commander Robin A. Roche at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 5657, for registration information.

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Geri Mitchell honored by Berea College Geri Mitchell, Fayetteville was honored recently by Berea College, Berea, Ky., for her accomplishments in the field of Science. This month, Geri received the 2011 Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Award of Excellence. This honor commemorates students’ accomplishments and dedication in the fields of science, music, or service. High school seniors from across the region wer nominated for this award. Berea

College faculty and staff reviewed the submissions and selected the top students to receive the award in each area. Berea College was overwhelmed by the number and caliber of students nominated this year. Mitchell has been chosen specifically out of more than 500 nominees and was honored at a formal awards ceremony earlier this month.

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New Years Pot Luck at Williams Corner Church of God, 6162 St. Rt. 132 in Goshen on New Years eve, December 31 beginning with a pot luck dinner at 8:30 p.m. Following the dinner, a Watch Night Service will be held to pray in the New Year.

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New Years Eve Dance sponsored by the American Legion Post 180 in Georgetown will be held on Saturday, December 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music will be provided by “Double Vision” and the evening will include food, door and raffle prizes and the cost is only $15 per person. All proceeds go to sponsor the Veteran’s Assistance Programs at the post. For details call Dianna at (937) 515-8222. New Years Eve Dance at Williamsburg American Legion Post 288 will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 31 at the post. Music provided by Shawn Hammonds, $15 per person. The post is located at 208 East Main Street in Williamsburg. For details call (513) 724-9915 or (513) 253-9927. Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation grants for 2012 application deadline is Friday, December 30, 2011. To download grant guidelines and application and learn more about the National Youth Fishing ad Boating Initiative visit RBFF.org. Applicants will be notified in April 2012. MONDAY 1/2 TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 2 at the Mt. Orab Public Library, 613 S. High St. Further information is available by calling Hope Fain at (937) 444-0404. Aberdeen Village Council will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 2. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Brown County Board of Commissioners Monday, January 2, at the Commissioners Office will be canceled due to the holiday, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. TOPS Chapter in Ripley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 2, at Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 N. Second St. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. TUESDAY 1/3 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 cal (937) 444-3877. Mt. Orab Village Council will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3. This meeting is open to the public. Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Course will begin on Tuesday, January 3 at UC Clermont College in Batavia. The program consists of 582 hours and covers two quarters. Tuition only $4,363. For more information visit www.ucclermont.edu/academics/police_academy.html or call (513) 732-5319.

p.m. at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. The course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ripley Fire Department, 119 Waterworks Road in Ripley. For details call (937) 378-6131, ext. 357. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, at the Commissioners Office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Jefferson Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4 in Russellville. This meeting is open to the public. Sit and Stitch will meet 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, January 4, 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) 4038481 or (513) 314-1656. TOPS Chapter in Aberdeen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January, 4 at the Riverbend Apartments Community Room. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 377-2501. THURSDAY 1/5

Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab at 6:30 on Tuesday, January 3. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information.

Kickboxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 on January 5, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 N. Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non members. For details call (937) 4445230.

Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. at the center on Tuesday, January 3. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please call (937) 444-5230 for details.

Franklin Township Trustees will been in regular session on Thursday, January 5 at 7 p.m. in Arnheim. This meeting is open to the public.

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Eagle Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Monday, January 2 at 7 p.m. in Fincastle. The public is invited to attend.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter in Winchester will meet at 10 a.m.. Wednesday, January 4, at Winchester Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1540 Tri-County Highway, Winchester. Further information is available by calling Bobbi Wilson at (937) 446-4662.

TOPS Chapter in Sardinia will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 2, at Sardinia Church of

Firefighter I Transition Course testing, will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 5

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the Nazarene on SardiniaMowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714.

Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 5. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Pike Township Trustees will hold there monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5 on Rt. 774, this meeting is open to the public. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 5, at St. Michael's Catholic

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G’town Legion donates to Fisher House Post Vice Commander, George Kinney, of Carey Bavis Post 180 American Legion, Georgetown, Ohio presented a $308.00 donation to the VA Cincinnati Fisher House, Friday, December 16, 2011. Accompanying was Commander Fourth District, Warren Wagner and Gary Tarvin, Second Vice Commander of Fourth District. Fisher House provides temporary housing for family members of veterans hospitalize at the Cincinnati facilty.

Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. Green Township Trustees will meet in Greenbush at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5. This meeting is open to the public. Adams/Brown County Alzheimer's/Dementia Family Caregiver support group will meet Thursday, January 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, second floor. For more information (937) 386-3590. FRIDAY 1/6 Free knitting and crocheting classes at the Rambler Center (old Russellville-Jefferson High School) in Russellville will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, January 6. 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) 7342501 or (513) 543-3137. UPCOMING EVENTS 7th Annual Bridal Show in Brown County, will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Fairgrounds. The fashion show will begin at 3 p.m. For more information contact Doug or Candace at (937) 378-6830. Catholics Returning Home, an ongoing series for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the church, will begin on Friday, January 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and run consecutively, January 13, 20, 27, February 3,10 and 17. The evening will include an informal

COURT NEWS Property Sales

Marriages

Jill E. Evans to Jill E. and Robert G. West, 1.15 acres of land in Clark Township, filed 12/20/2011 Black Forest Holding LTD to CB Properties of Macon LLC, 36.97 acres of land in Eagle Township, filed 12/20/2011, $600,000 Travis and Angie Bogart to Patricia Eyre Hamilton, Lot 2798 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Township, filed 12/22/2011 James and Wanda Oldendick to James Oldendick, 6.86 acres of land, Lot 986 and Lot 985 in Lake Waynoka Sub., in Jackson Township, filed 12/20/2011 Traci Luckhaupt and Thomas Unkraut to Debra L. Crawford, Lot 1430, Lot 1431, Lot 1427, Lot 1428, Lot 1429, Lot 1432 and Lot 1433 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Township, filed 12/20/2011, $138,500 Naomi Tashjian etal to Naomi. Tashjian, Lot 1187 in Lake Waynoka sub., Jackson Township, filed 12/20/2011, $400 Ernest D. Schwartz and Lisa Stutz to Ernest D. and Patricia L. Schwartz, Lot 2 (2.51 acres) in Lewis Township, filed 12/22/2011 Gwen Miller Gray to Ryan Miller, 84.02 acres of land in Lewis Township, filed 12/22/2011 Brian G. and Teresa L. Palmer to Brenda L. and Rodney E. Reis Sr., Lot 1575, Lot 1576 and Lot 1577 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 12/20,2011, $33,000 Kenneth R. and Brenda F. Wells to Gary Keplinger, Lot 247 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 12/20/2011, $30,000 David, Mary K. and William R. Goldschmidt to David W. and Angela M. Goldschmidt, Lot 1617 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 12/20/2011, Lois J. Devine, trustee to Lois J. Devine, trustee, Lot 565 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Township, filed 12/20/2011 Brian and Allison M. Attinger to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2.54 acres and 1.95 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 12/20/2011 Daniel and Nancy M. Dryden to Jeri J. Vinson, 2.84 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 12/20/2011, $18,000 Kathryn Greene to Kathryn Greene, trustee, 11.20 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 12/21/2011 Aric Kassner to Aric and Britney Kassner, 2.48 acres of land in Perry Township, filed 12/20/2011 Charity D. and Michael R. Ehlers to 21st Mortgage Corporation, 1 acre of land in Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011, Lot 2 in Indian Woods Estate Sub., Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011 Floyd and Lloyd Construction, LLC to Stephen L. Burkart, 1 acre of land in Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011 Wilma D. and Gregory T. Lang to Scott and Wallace Investments, LLC, Lot 7 in Grant Acres Sub., Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011, $35,000 Raymond and Regina Bloomfield to Charles Edward Tackett, 1.04 acres of land, Lot 1 at Grant’s Landing Sub., Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011, $40,199 Frank and Alta Cordle to Alta Cordle, .42 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011 Patricia A. Jordan to Monica A. and Danny Bolender, .44 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Pike Township, filed 12/22/2011, $50,000 Jay K. Davidson, trustee to Jon Alex Davidson, Lot 12 in Spring meadows Sub. II, Georgetown, filed 12/22/2011, $33,333 Joshua R. and Miranda B. Young to Joshua R. Young, 2.94 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 12/20/2011 Sidney A. Peerless, trustee to Todd A. Nethero, trustee, Lot 9 and Lot 10 in Lillick Farm Sub., Sterling Township, filed 12/20;2011, $92,610 Mark E. Hornsby to Derek W. and Brenda J. Hulance, 5.09 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 12.22.2011, $31,500 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Bernard W. Sprecker, etal, 4.60 acres of land in Sterling Township, filed 12/20/2011

Jody Lynn Campbell, 36, Mt. Orab, homemaker to marry Thomas Edward Moore, 44, Mt. Orab, service rep Brittany Nicole Reeves, 25, Mt. Orab, STNA to marry Douglas Brian Catron, 24, Mt. Orab, welder Feleshia Ann Matthews, 19, Mt. Orab, homemaker to marry Jonathan Robert Ramsey, 22, Lynchburg, Army Karen Sue Sowards, 55, Mt. Orab to marry David Charles Watkins, 69, Mt. Orab, retired

Probate Elmer Tibbe, Winchester, case #20111232, DOD 10/13/11, filed 12/19/2011

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Robert Ramey versus Jessie Prince, case 20111192, filed 12/19/2011, Action: civil stalking Wright Patterson Credit Union, Incorporated versus Traci M. Gardner, case 20111193, filed 12/19/2011, Action: foreclosures Jillian Truitt versus Amanda Jackson, case 20111195, filed 12/19/2011, Action: civil stalking The Bank of Kentucky, Incorporated versus Bobby G. Burton, case 2011200, filed 12/20/2011, Action: foreclosures Shelia D. Bradley versus Jeremy Jacobs, case 20111201, filed 12/20/2011, Action: civil stalking order Jerry L. Buckamneer Jr. versus John Ward, case 20111202, filed 12/20/2011, Action: civil stalking order Bradley Klump versus Charles Dillon Lunsford, case 20111206, filed 12/21/2011, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding LLC versus Jeffrey W. Smith, case 20111207, filed 12/21/2011, Action: other civil Lvnv Funding versus Thomas E. Shelton, case 20111208, filed 12/21/2011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA NA versus Ralph W. Hill, case 20111209, filed 12/21/2011, Action: other civil Nancy Paul versus Jared Buechler, case 20111210, filed 12/21/2011, Action: other civil US Bank National Association versus Daniel L. Frazee, case 20111211, filed 12/21/2011, Action: foreclosures Brown County Board of Health versus Janey Craig, case 20111212, filed 12/22/2011, Action: other civil Brown County Board of Health versus George S. Chantilas, case 20111213, filed 12/22/2011, Action: other civil Midland Funding LLC versus Melinda Conrad, case 20111215, filed 12/22/2011, Action: other civil Capital One Bank USA, NA versus Franklin Stivers, case 20111217, filed 12/22/2011, Action: other civil DOMESTIC CASES David Korte, Burlington, KY versus Heather Korte, Mt. Orab, case 20110920, filed 12/21/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Robert Ramey, Aberdeen versus Geneva Ramey, Aberdeen, case 20111181, filed 12/19/2011, Action: domestic violence Jillian Truitt, Decatur versus Michael Wright, Winchester, case 20111196, filed 12/19/2011, Action: domestic violence Hanna E. Watson, Georgetown versus David B. Watson, Georgetown, case 20111199, filed 12/20/2011, Action: domestic violence Jerry L. Buckamneer Jr., Winchester versus Karen Hanscel, Ripley, case 20111203, filed 12/20/2011, Action: domestic violence Geneva Ramey, Aberdeen versus Robert Ramey, Aberdeen, case 20111204, filed 12/20/2011, Action: domestic violence Kathy Werner, Georgetown versus Keith Werner, Georgetown, case 20111205, filed 12/21/2011, Action: dissolution of marriage Kim Vanhorn, Sardinia versus William Vanhorn, Olive Hill, KY, case 20111214, filed 12/22/2011, Action: termination of marriage Cynthia F. Frye, Sardinia versus David W. Frye, Sardinia, case 20111214, filed 12/22/2011, Action: domestic violence Taryn E. Burton, Ripley versus Jesse D. Burton, Sardinia, case 20111218, filed 12/23/2011, Action: termination of marriage

sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. The first session will take place at St. George in Georgetown. To register or for more details call Marilyn Fryer at (937) 378-4583 or mmmrf1989@frontier.com. Monthly Breakfast at FOE 2289 in Batavia, 265 Foundry Street, will be held on Sunday, January 8 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is only $7 for all you can eat of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, toast, hash browns and some surprises. Please call (513) 732-9035 for carry out and more information. Brown County Sugar Helpers Group, diabetic support will be offered on Monday, January 9 at the Georgetown Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be guest speakers, educational material, diabetic recipes and more at these meetings. Please como and bring a friend. Organizational and Regular Meeting of SHJVS will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the board office at 9193 Hamer Road in Georgetown. 2012 Conservation District Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 at 7 a.m. at the Brown Soil and Water Conservation District office located at 706 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For details call (937) 378-4424, ext. 4. FOE 2289 Fish Fry, will be held on Friday, January 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Batavia Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Street. Fish, fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and coffee available at $8 per meet or $3.50 for a sandwich. Please call (513) 732-9035 for carry out and more information. Certified Crop Adviser Exam Training Session will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 18-19 at the Shelby County office of the Ohio State University Extension, 810 Fair Road in Sidney. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 10. The cost is only $225. For more information call (937) 484-1526 or visit watters.35@cfaes.osu.edu.

Western Brown High School at (937) 444-2544 for more information. Ohio Pesticide Commercial Applicator Recertification Conference will be held from 8 a.m to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, at Kalahari Conference Center and Resort, 7000 Kalahari Drive in Sandusky. For information visit http://pested.osu.edu/ or call (614) 292-4070 RCAPS (Russellville Community Action Planners) will meet in regular meeting on Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rambler Center, 203 E. Main Street in Russellville. This group meets every third monday of each month. 8th Annual Valentine’s “Sweetheart Charity Ball” is set to take place on Saturday, February 11 a Roberts Centre in Wilmington from 8 to 11 p.m. Semi-formal/formal attire, at a cost of $100 per couple which includes appetizers, dinner, dancing photo of each couple and door prizes. This event is sponsored by SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped). For more information contact Linda Allen at (937) 393-1904 Ext. 131 or (937) 364-6144. Please visit our website at 222.kampdovetail.com. Brown County Master Gardners Free Workshop “Meditation Gardens” will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 at the Learning Resources Center of Southern State Community College’s South Campus near Sardinia, 12681 U.S. Rt. 62. Refreshments will be served. ONGOING EVENTS Helping Hands will be open the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for shopping only. Helping Hands is located at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Diabetes Support Group, Brown County Sugar Helpers invites everyone interested in learning more about diabetes to monthly meetings, second Monday of every month, (January 9) beginning at 6:30 at the Georgetown Methodist Church.

“Core Construction” at Eastern Local Schools will be held at 9 a.m. in the board conference room on Monday, Jan. 9 to discuss construction. The public is welcome.

Flu Clinics at the Brown County Health Department have been scheduled for each Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information call (937) 378-6892.

Parents Night Out held at the West Fork Baptist Church, 10127 West Fork Road, Georgetown, near Wahlsburg will be held for three hours from 5 to 8 p.m. for children ages 5 through 12 on Friday, January 13. Please call (937) 378-3335 for details.

Diabetic Support Group, sponsored by the Brown County Sugar Helpers Group invites anyone interested in learning more about diabetes to meetings held the second Monday of each month at the Georgetown United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is located 217 South Main Street in Georgetown.

Relay for Life Committee and Team Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 11 at 6 p.m. The 2012 rally will be discussed. All announcements can be viewed on line at relayforlife.org/browncounty. Agape Food Pantry Hours will be on Friday, January 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church, 61 East Humber Street. This is for all Perry Township residents. Livestock Mortality Composting Workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at Wyandot County Recycling Center, 11385 County Highway 4, Carey. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 13. Details on alternative, cost-effective, environmentally friendly ways to dispose f dead livestock. registration fee $15. For more information visit http://go.osu.edu/GcY or call (419) 447-7073. LPDC (Licensure and Professional Development Committee) of Western Brown will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 23 at the district office. For more information call the

Yoga Classes will be offered by The Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (937) 4443446. 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. Anyone involved with a governing body, an organization, or a regularly-scheduled activity that has a meeting date and/or time or location change should contact The Brown County Press two weeks in advance, if possible, about that change(s) so the correct date and/or time and location may be listed in the Weekly Calendar. Also, anyone who would like an activity listed in The Brown County Press' Weekly Calendar that currently is not listed should call the newspaper office during regular hours at (937) 444-3441.

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Hospital sale tops the news for Wildlife Officials address concerns of landowners in Brown County the biggest stories of 2011 only ones hurt. During a victim impact statement, Ashmore said “Words cannot begin to describe the level of betrayal and shame we as Village of Ripley employees feel and have felt as a result of Ms. Lang’s criminal activity. People who thought they knew Ms. Lang were betrayed, misled and violated.” In addition to her prison sentence, Lang was ordered to pay the Village of Ripley nearly one million dollars in restitution to the Village of Ripley and was barred from ever holding a position of public trust. She was also ordered to repay the State of Ohio $121,982.80 in expenses associated with the special audit done by the Ohio Auditor of State. 8. Animal Shelter Changes Hands On Nov. 17, The Brown County Animal Shelter came under the control of the Brown County Humane Society. The agreement came after months of negotiations between the humane society and the Brown County Commissioners. BCHS President Leslie Zureick was named temporary Dog Warden. At the time of the agreement, Zureick said “We are excited and looking forward to the challenge. This is uncharted territory for everyone and there is still a lot of work to be done, but we’ll make it work.” 9. Division of Wildlife controversy In a case that took up much of 2011, Ohio Division of Wildlife Officer Allan Wright was indicted on Tampering With Records charges after allowing South Carolina Wildlife Officer Eric Vaughn to use his address to qualify for an in-state hunting license. Following an internal investigation, Wright was disciplined. However, following an independent investigation by the Ohio Inspector General’s Office, five of Wright’s superiors were indicted by Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little on Obstruction of Justice charges. Wright is now facing federal charges for alleged violations he committed as a Wildlife Officer. Those above Wright who were indicted by Little are awaiting an appeals ruling to see if their trial will continue. 10. Seth Blevins returns home. Brown County said goodbye to PFC Seth Blevins in June. Blevins was killed May 23 in Afghanistan along with three other men when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device. Along the way along State Route 125, well wishers gathered and yellow ribbons were placed by volunteers. Seth’s father, Steve Blevins said that the trip from the airport was “painful and very touching at the same time”. Blevins said the presence of everyone along the highway was very emotional for him. “I saw people crying for Seth that had never met him.”, Belvins said. “That really meant a lot to me.” Blevins said he was especially touched as the procession entered Russellville. “All the children standing in front of Russellville Elementary were something to see”, Blevins said. Blevins said he wanted to thank everyone who turned out and participated in the memorial along the highway.

Simpson pleads guilty to theft CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 office was recommending 90 days in the Brown County Jail for Simpson, as well as Community Control and restitution of four thousand dollars to the Village of Georgetown. Gusweiler ordered a presentencing investigation of Simpson and scheduled her sentencing for February 2, 2012.

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Chrystal Simpson and Attorney John Woliver listen to Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler during her Dec. 22 plea hearing.

when dealing with poachers or trespassers should call 911 for help. Zody said he felt that the meeting was helpful because “we got everyone in the same room to air out some of the issues.” One of the issues discussed was the negative perception of the DOW in the wake of the federal indictment of former Wildlife Officer Allan Wright. Wright was placed on administrative leave without pay in August when he was indicted on federal charges. He was fired by Zody on Oct. 31. Wright is accused of trafficking in and making false records for illegally harvested white-tailed deer in violation of the Lacey act. The Ohio Highway Patrol is also investigating Wright in connection with allegations that he gave deer antlers to a friend after documenting them as destroyed. Wright’s case is still pending in federal court. He has also been indicted based on accusations that Wright knowingly sold and provided an Ohio resident hunting license to Eric Vaughn, a South Carolina resident, in 2006. According to the indictment, Wright falsely entered an Ohio address for Vaughn so he could obtain a resident license. The indictment charges that Vaughn killed three white-

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At the June closing, Tuft said “My emotion as I accept the keys is that I’m very humbled by the trust that the commissioners and the board have put in me. I feel a gigantic responsibility to deserve that trust and to do the best job for as long as I live to keep health care in Brown County and make it better. I thank you for the trust you’ve put in me and I’ll make you proud.” Brown County Hospital Board of Trustees Chairman Eric Sontag thanked “everyone involved” after the closing was completed, “especially the employees and the patients that have chosen to stick with us.” Sontag added “This closing would not have happened without Ben Houser.” Houser was a former member of the hospital board and passed away June 1, one day before the closing was complete. 2. Southern State college announces Mt. Orab campus. In November, Southern State Community College announced plans to spend 14 million dollars to build a new campus in Mt. Orab. The facility will be located at the corner of U.S. 32 and Brooks Malott Road. The money includes 3.5 million dollars for the 63 acre land purchase and ten million dollars in estimated construction costs. Construction is expected to take about 18 months to complete. The first students are expected to begin classes at the new campus in the Fall of 2014. The Fincastle campus is slated for closure once planned projects in Brown and Adams county are complete. Southern State is also working to build an new campus in Adams County on 19 acres of donated land near the Adams County hospital. 3. Job Growth in Mt. Orab Two more major job creation projects were announced for the Mt. Orab area in 2011. In September, the Netbraze company announced that it planned to bring fifty new job to the community over the next three years. And in early December, The Mount Orab Port Authority announced it was helping local company American Trailer Works secure a 4.9 million dollar loan from the state of Ohio. The money will be used by the company for renovation and expansion, which will lead to up to 185 more local jobs to Mount Orab. American Trailer Works CEO J. Pearson said “We are very pleased that we were able to work out this loan with the help of the Port Authority and the State of Ohio. This expansion would not have have been possible without it.”, Pearson said. Pearson said his company was planning to hold a job fair sometime this month to help fill the 185 new jobs planned for the facility. 4. Hensley pleads guilty to murder. In a case that ran nearly 18 months after the death of John Carpenter in April of 2010, Joseph Hensley confessed to his murder, getting 18 years in prison. Hensley accepted a plea bargain at the last minute on Tuesday, August 30, while the jury was deliberating his fate. Brown County Prosecuting Attorney Jessica Little said she felt compelled to offer the plea bargain after it was discovered that the jury was examining evi-

dence not offered on the record by the prosecution. Little said she feared the situation could develop into an appeal issue or could even result in a mistrial. Hensley pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the killing of John Carpenter, as well as having a weapon under disability. After admitting his guilt, Hensley addressed the court and friends and family of John Carpenter who were present in the courtroom. “I’d like to apologize first to the family for the pain I’ve caused you. I know I can’t give you back the person I took from you and it’s something that I’ll have to live with for the rest of my life. I just hope that you can find it in your heart maybe one day to forgive me.” 5. Tincher convicted of murder. The man convicted of hiring Hensley to kill Carpenter was convicted by a jury in January. He wasn’t sentenced until March, because Hensley recanted his testimony against Tincher at the last minute. Hensley claimed he was forced to confess to being the triggerman hired by Tincher to kill Carpenter, doing so in a letter presented to the court by Tincher’s attorneys, Gary Rosenhoffer and Christine Tailer. Tincher’s attorneys asked for a new trial because Hensley also claimed in the letter that Tincher was innocent. Visiting Judge Thomas Nurre ordered a delay in the sentencing while Hensley’s claim was investigated. Tincher will have to serve 28 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. He is 71 years old and in poor health. Tincher was convicted of two counts of complicity and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder in early January. 6. Police Mutual Aid Disagreement In November, Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger sent a letter to all local village police departments advising them that they must get the approval of his office before they perform any law enforcement duties outside of their village boundaries. In the letter, Wenninger said that without that approval, any village officer acting in a law enforcement capacity outside their jurisdiction could possibly face criminal charges. The letter caused concern for many village and county officials, and set off a debate over what circumstances village police officers could exercise their police powers outside their jurisdictions. 7. Kathy Lang steals a million dollars from Ripley Kathy Lang admitted in Brown County Common Pleas Court on Jan 31 to stealing $952,619.24 from the village of Ripley between January of 2006 and October of 2009 while serving as Utilities Clerk. She will be spending the next 13 years in prison and will lose her pension. When asked by Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler if she had anything to say before sentencing, Lang replied “I allowed desperation to change who I am and I hurt a lot of people. I’m deeply sorry, mostly for hurting my family and the people who care about me.” Ripley Village Administrator Charles Ashmore said members of Lang’s family were not the

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Attending the meeting were (left to right) Ohio State Senate Candidate Paul Hall, State Rep. Danny Bubp, Zody, Brown County Prosecutor Jessica Little and Troy Conley.

tailed deer using the illegal license and then took them back to South Carolina. The interstate transportation of the deer to South Carolina and the antlers to Michigan are the basis of the federal charges. Regarding Wright, Zody said “There were some issues down here with some employees of the division. They are no longer employees of the division. Give us a chance, let us prove ourselves and don’t paint everybody with the same brush.” Little also filed charges of Obstructing Justice on five supervisors of Wright in the Division of Wildlife because they did not call law enforcement when informed of

Wright’s activities. They included former Director David Graham and former Assistant Director Randy Miller. Current DOW employees James Lehman, Michelle Ward-Tackett and Todd Haines were also charged. That case is still pending. Local hunter Troy Conley said that he and other hunters would like to “bury the hatchet” with the current administration of the DOW over the perception of mistrust that the situation with Wright and other management at the division created. “We’ll give them a chance to come in and do what’s right and then we can move forward.”, Conley said.

ALB program offered to citizens Asian Longhorn Beetle Education I am sure most everyone in the area has heard about the Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) situation that has been going on since the middle of the summer. If not, it is an insect that can kill trees, lots of trees. The eradication process is underway in the Bethel area in Clermont County, where the beetles were found. This is a very serious situation and education is a key to preventing further spreading of this problem. The eradication process will involve cutting hundreds of trees that are infested. OSU Extension will be involved in providing more information in programs open to the public. Several meetings have already taken place in the Bethel area. These programs are part of a planned series to expand beyond the known infested area. There will be two programs on January 11, 2012, to help people better understand some of the important issues involved with the life cycle of ALB, and the eradication process. This will basically be the same program offered twice. The first will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Southern Hills Career Center located on Hamer Road and US 68 in Georgetown. The second will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Southern State Community College in Fincastle, in the Appalachian Gateway Center. This location is approximately 1 mile north of the SR 32 and US 62 intersection, on US 62. The plan for the program is approximately an hour and a half. Ohio Cattlemen District Program The Ohio Cattlemen will hold a local district program on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Southern State Community College in Fincastle. The program will begin with a light meal at 6:00 p.m. The topic for the program will evolve around Improving Feeding Efficiency and Cattle Performance. Please call the OSU Extension Office in Adams County to register for this program by Tuesday, January 17 so we can better plan for the meal. The number at the Adams County Ext. Office is (937) 5442339. Tobacco Market Going Well Following last year’s marketing of Burley Tobacco, the thought was it could only get better. Last year was a miserable year for curing the crop with very little rain from the time the crop was cut and put in the barns to cure until the markets opened. This year, the wettest year on record for Southern Ohio, has seen very good conditions for curing the crop. The quality of this crop is no comparison to last year. The markets reflect that, too. As I write this, I am reflecting back on opening day for the tobacco market. In the past, it was a huge event in Ripley and Maysville. Many farmers were there with pride for the crop they had produced and the anticipation for the market. If you

DAVID DUGAN missed out on this, and would like to know more about the history, check out the Ohio Tobacco Museum in Ripley. The museum is located on US 52 just east of the buildings that were the home of the tobacco market. Contact the museum at (937) 392-9410 to check on hours, as they vary during different times of the year. Locally there have been a couple of auction dates for tobacco in Maysville. The auction that is held on Forrest Avenue in the Kentucky King Warehouse located behind the IGA Grocery Store. The first auction day had an average for the day of just over $1.73, according to Elden Ginn, who runs the auction. The second auction was held on December 14 and the average was in the $172 range. The market has been strong to this point. The next auction day is scheduled to be Wednesday, January 4, 2012. For more information about the auction, you can contact Elden Ginn at the Kentucky King Warehouse at (606) 5644242 or (606) 782-2477. The other local option is the receiving station at the King Burley located on Progress Way, just off of the AA Highway, near the hospital. The average price at the receiving station has been near $180 throughout the season according to office personnel at PMI in Maysville. The receiving station is scheduled to re-open to receive tobacco after Christmas on January 10, 2012. In addition to these two local markets, there are other auctions and receiving stations for a number of companies that purchase tobacco. The King Burley, in Maysville, is operated by Philip Morris International. Other companies have local farmers contracted for their crop, too. These receiving stations, for the other companies, are located in several locations throughout the Burley Belt. This is an assessment of the market throughout the Burley Belt that appeared in The Tobacco Farmer Newsletter: The burley market has been "extraordinary" so far. "That is the only way to describe it," says Roger Quarles, a grower in Georgetown, Ky. "The price actually seems to be going up at this time. Most years, that is not the case." Another thing that is not usually the case: Prices at auctions have at times been higher than contract prices. Some of the demand on the auction market has come from farmers trying to buy other farmers' tobacco to fill out their contracts, says Quarles. Some in fact seem to have a strategy of filling any underproduction from auctions rather than planting so much that overproduction is likely. But there wasn't any overproduction this season. "We are going to be

really short on weight," says Brian Furnish of the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association, Lexington, Ky. "We didn't have any serious weather problems. The weight is just short compared to recent years." The quality is better than the last two years, he says. Furnish estimates that prices have averaged $1.75 per pound to $1.80 per pound for most of the crop, with the best bringing up to $1.82 per pound. Dates to Remember Pesticide Re-certification Pre-registration is required and will save you $10 on registration. The fee for re-certification is different from the fee to ODA. The dates are Jan. 18, 2012 at noon and Jan. 23, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. To register call OSU Extension at (937) 378-6716. .

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The Fayetteville United Methodist Church will be having the Agape Food Pantry the last Friday of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. This will be at 61 East Humber Street and is for Perry Township residents only.

Eagles host all-you-caneat breakfast Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 will be holding their monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For only $7.00 you get eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, toast, hash browns and some surprises! The FOE is located at 265 Foundry Avenue, Batavia. For more information or carry-out call (513) 732-9035.

Singing benefit to be held in Feesburg A Singing Benefit will be held at Feesburg Worship Center located at 87651 state Route 505, Feesburg on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. This benefit will be in memory of Paul Wayne Glaser. All proceeds will go to Meggie Funeral Home in Mt. Orab, Oh., to help cover funeral expenses. For more information call (937-379-2851,

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Michelle Harris named to be Cardiologists of The Christ Clerk of Courts, starting Jan. 3 Hospital starting at Southwest Regional Medical Center well functioning Clerk of Courts office is vital to the future success of our great county and I will work tirelessly so that our residents have accessibility to the services they require.” stated Michele Harris.

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and distinction. My husband, Brett and I pray each evening for Tina’s full and speedy recovery.” stated Michele Harris. “I have the upmost respect for the Clerk of Courts position and will work a full time schedule to ensure the citizens of Brown County have a professional office they can be proud of during this period of transition. A

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Paul Hall kicks off campaign for State Senate CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 practicing Christians and that those values were still important. “We are a Christian nation. And I promise you that as your legislator, I will be making decisions based on Christian values.” When asked about legislative priorities, Hall pointed to local control. “Local and county government have to have less mandates and regulations. We also have to

find a way to get more money back to them because they spend it more efficiently than the state government.” He also addressed the business climate in Ohio, saying that some state policies made it difficult to attract and keep businesses in the state. “The workers compensation and unemployment system in Ohio is broken. We can’t just tweak the engine. We have to tear

down the engine and rebuild it.” Hall is the founder and manager of several businesses in Brown County, including Paul Hall and Associates insurance, Painless Tax Service, Cartemps Rental Agency, Advertising Works and a Verizon Wireless retail store. Hall has also served as the Brown County Chairman of the Republican Party and as a member of the Brown County Board

of Elections and the board of Southern State college. He is a member of the Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Orab Lions Club, the Brown County Farmers Union and the National Rifle Association. He and his wife Jill have been married for 31 years and live on a small farm in Williamsburg. To provide more information, Hall has set up the campaign website www.electpaulhall.com.

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Georgetown holds off hard charging Lady Rockets use strong second half to Eastern to earn trip to BCT final By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press

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Georgetown’s Casey Carter goes up for a layup in the Lady G-Men’s win over Eastern in the Brown County Tournament on Tuesday night.

She grabbed the loose ball after it had been knocked away on Eastern’s next possession and put it up and in for an easy deuce to bring the Lady Warriors within 11 before she grabbed her own miss and finished with a hard drive to the bucket. The buckets brought the Lady Warriors to within 43-34 with 6:26 left. Teammate Emile Turner drilled a long two point jumper the next time down the floor for Eastern to bring the Lady Warriors within seven, 43-36. It seemed that the full court pressure the Lady Warriors had opened the second half in gave them some opportunities to get back into the game as the Lady G-Men became impatient offensively. Though the Lady G-Men still were strong with the ball, they had just seven turnovers, they rushed shots in the half. “We usually play better if we’re up tempo a little,” Burrows said. Georgetown answered Eastern’s quick 6-0 spurt with a wide open Hannah Jones basket off an inbounds right at the basket to push their lead back to 45-36 with 4:35 left. Another Prine basket was answered by two free throws from Lady G-Men guard Becca Whitaker before Eastern made their final push. Andrea Tracy got the Lady Warriors within 47-39 when she hit one of two free throws with 1:50 left. Teammate Johnson grabbed her missed free throw. Prine then con-

verted the extra opportunity into another basket as she drove to the bucket and finished to bring Eastern within six, 47-41, with 1:35 left. Prine scored 19 points -- 15 in the second half -- and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Lady Warriors. With the Eastern pressure turning up the tempo, Prine was able to find lanes in the second half she wasn’t able to in the first. She attacked the rim for baskets and kicked out to teammates who hit several big shots. “The second half she played very well,” Burrows said. But that was as close as the Lady Warriors would get. Georgetown would hit seven of eight free throws in the last 1:11 of the game to seal the victory. “We hit big free throws in the second half we had to have,” Cropper said. “We stepped up to the line and made big free throws.” Carter added 12 points for the Lady G-Men while Whitaker scored seven, Megan Hatfield four and Madison Pack three. Meanwhile, Johnson and Turner added eight apiece for the Lady Warriors while Kayla Seigla and Tracy scored four each. In the junior varsity contest, the Eastern JV squad beat their Georgetown counterparts 35-31 to advance the the final against the Fayetteville JV team.

For essentially the entire first half, the Western Brown girls basketball team did a pretty good job defensively against the high octane Fayetteville offense. Coming in averaging over 78 points a game, the Lady Broncos held the Lady Rockets to a meager 20 first half points. Despite the Lady Broncos strong effort on the defensive end of the floor, it was Lady Rockets defense that was story. Fayetteville’s 2-3 zone held the Lady Broncos to 11 points for the first half while the Lady Rockets offense was finally able to get out and run some more in the second half as they cruised to a 51-34 first round victory in the Brown County Tournament on Tuesday night at Western Brown High School. The victory moved the Lady Rockets into the championship game against Georgetown. Western Brown moved on to play Eastern in the consolation game. “The zone D, as long as you have a lead, is very effective. I think it is very hard to penetrate,” Fayetteville coach Toby Sheets said. “Unless you’ve got outstanding outside shooters, it’s going to be hard to get the look that you want. It’s going to take some time. They did drive a few times and they got the diagonal pass low (but) that was about a minute and 30 seconds they killed.” While he wasn’t too disappointed with his team’s defensive effort, Western Brown coach Kyle Fender wasn’t as pleased with the Lady Broncos (6-2) offense after the game. He felt like they didn’t attack the zone as much as they needed to. “We dribbled around the perimeter instead of attacking at it,” Fender said. “We wanted to attack the middle and try to create some chaos inside their zone. We just sat around the perimeter too much.” As the second half began the Lady Rockets (9-0) quickly looked to jump out on the Lady Broncos. That wasn’t exactly what happened as the quarter

began, however. Fayetteville guard Megan Eyre nailed a 3-pointer a little more than a minute in to kick off the scoring in the second half and push the Lady Rockets out to a 23-11 lead. Western Brown guard Delayne Seigla answered Eyre’s 3-pointer with one of her own to make it a nine point game once again. It was at that point, however, when the Lady Rockets took off. Brianna Plapp scored her only bucket of the game about a minute later to put the Lady Rockets back up 11, 25-14. Then Eyre -- who scored a game high 22 points, grabbed five boards and collected four steals -- went to work. Right after Plapp’s bucket, Eyre stole a Western Brown pass and found teammate Makayla Rosselot up ahead. Though the Lady Broncos got back well on defense, they fouled Rosselot, who made both free throws. Eyre then scored five straight points to push the Lady Rocket lead to 32-14 with 3:45 left in the third quarter. “Megan had a nice game,” Sheets said. “She is quite the shooter. I thought they really focused on trying to stop Makayla (Rosselot) but you’ve got to stop them both. I don’t know that one is more important than the other but I’m sure opponents would look at (Rosselot’s) average and say we’ve got to get that down.” Once Lincoln Smyth converted in the post to push the Lady Rocket lead to 20, 3414, with 2:41 left in the quarter, the Lady Broncos awoke. Three free throws from Elizabeth Carter -- who would then be forced out of the game with an injury as she drove to the basket seconds later -- and a short jumper from Morgan Wright brought the Lady Broncos back to within 15, 34-19. A Rosselot fast break layup off of another Eyre steal pushed the Lady Rocket lead back to 17 before Wright converted on a hard drive to the basket. Her layup cut the Fayetteville lead to 36-21 as the third quarter came to an end. Though they had went to CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

Western Brown wrestlers pick up five wins at WV tourney then lose close meet to Bethel-Tate The Western Brown wrestling team traveled to West Virginia to take part in the Point Pleasant Invitational last weekend, Dec. 9-10, and came home with a ninth place finish out of the 24 teams that competed. Competing in eight separate duals at the event, the Broncos finished the tournament with a 5-3 record.

Western Brown beat Berkley Springs (51-22), Point Pleasant (63-12), Galia Academy (35-34), Nitro (4824) and Shady Springs (3934). They lost to Independence, Spring Valley and Greenbriar West. The individual results for the Bronco wrestlers are: Tyler Adkins, 6-2; Josh Kollman, 3-5; Michael Marlow, 1-3; Blake Silvis, 4-

4; Jake Latham, 7-1; Kenon Bowling, 6-2; Garrett Taylor, 4-2; Nick Orr, 2-6; Daniel Lewis, 5-3; Andy Wallace, 35; Payton Bailey, 2-6; Cody Wilson, 2-2; Ray DeRossett, 4-2 and Luke White, 5-1. With the five wins, the Broncos record improved to 6-3 on the season in duals. The Broncos followed their trip to West Virginia with a Southern Buckeye

Conference battle with Bethel-Tate on December 21. Despite a strong effort, the Broncos came up just short against the Tigers. They lost 39-33. Adkins (pin), Lewis (decision), Wallace (pin), Bailey (pin), Andrew White (pin) and DeRossett (pin) picked up wins for the Broncos. The Broncos record in duals fell to 6-4.

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After watching one of half of basketball on Tuesday night, it could have been fair to say that the Georgetown girls basketball team was well on its way to earning an easy victory over Eastern in the first round game of the Brown County Tournament. The Lady G-Men jumped out early on the Lady Warriors by scoring the first nine points of the game and took a 16 point lead into the locker room while holding the Lady Warriors to just 12 points. However, the Lady Warriors refused to go easy and battled the Lady G-Men for 16 hard fought minutes in the second half. The Lady Warriors got as close as six points with a little over a minute and a half remaining before they ultimately fell to the Lady G-Men 54-43 at Western Brown High School. The win propelled the Lady G-Men (8-0) into the Brown County Tournament championship game against Fayetteville. Eastern moved on to the consolation game against Western Brown. “The first half I think we were pretty patient and hit some big shots,” Georgetown coach Bernie Cropper said. “We did a good job defensively containing (Eastern guard Allison) Prine and also we guarded the 3-point line well. (The) first half I thought we played pretty well. “I thought we were a little impatient the second half. We kind of forced shots, I was kind of disappointed in that.” For the Lady Warriors (44), it was just too much to overcome the early deficit. Down nine points quickly after the Lady G-Men finally got on the board with 4:40 left, they would hit their only shot of the quarter, a Maria Johnson 3-pointer, with 13 seconds left in the first quarter. Though they were able to hit a few more shots in the second quarter, the Lady Warriors weren’t able to put

together much offensively in the half. And it wasn’t just the contested shots that the Lady Warriors were missing. They missed several open shots at the basket. “I don’t know how many shots we missed under the basket to start the game,” Eastern coach John Burrow said. “I thought if we made some of those I think we’d have gotten off to a litte better start and that would have changed the complexion of the game a little.” As the second half got underway, the Lady Warriors started to find their stroke and cut into their deficit. Senior guard Allison Prine drilled a 3-pointer to start the half before teammate Johnson hit two free throws after being fouled on a drive. The baskets made it a 28-17 game just a little more than a minute and a half in the third quarter. The Lady Warriors scores were answered by a scoop layup from Georgetown’s Jesse Kidwell. It turned out to be the first of what would be a regular occurrence in the quarter. Each time the Lady Warriors would start to make a run, Kidwell would answer. Though the Lady Warriors would score 18 points in the quarter, Kidwell -- who scored a game high 24 points -- scored all 13 of Georgetown’s third quarter points. “She had a tremendous second half,” Cropper said of Kidwell. “She hit the big shot when we needed it. We can’t give her, obviously, enough credit for the big baskets she made and allowed us to really hold on to this game.” But while Kidwell had kept her team on top thanks to a big quarter -- and gave Georgetown a 41-30 lead heading into the final stanza - Prine stepped up for the Lady Warriors in the fourth quarter. After Mackenzi Carrington converted an open fast break layup off a Casey Carter steal to start the fourth and put the Lady G-Men up 43-30, Prine went to work.

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Henry’s offensive rebound before she hit one of two free throws about 30 seconds later to bring them within 13, 43-30, with 3:10 left. That, however, would be as close as the Lady Broncos would get. The Lady Rockets pulled away over the final minutes to advance to the championship game. Rosselot added nine points for the Lady Rockets while Ashley Scoggins scored four points and Carly Burroughs scored a bucket. Plapp added 12 rebounds for the victors. For the Lady Broncos it was Wright who led the way with 11 points and six rebounds. Garrett added nine points and nine rebounds, Carter scored five before her injury while Seigla scored five and Amberly Dowd added four points. In the junior varsity matchup, the Lady Rockets came out on top as well. The Fayetteville JV squad won 52-40 to advance to the JV championship game against Eastern.

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Western Brown’s Ty Henry tries to get around Fayetteville’s Brianna Plapp in the Lady Broncos loss in the Brown County Tournament on Tuesday night.

By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press It certainly wasn’t the Western Brown boys basketball teams best performance. By the time just three minutes had run off the clock last Thursday night, visiting East Clinton had jumped out on the host Broncos and taken a 14-2 lead thanks to some wide open shooting opportunities. But despite the slow start and inconsistent defensive play, the Broncos strong effort all night long kept them in the game and allowed them to jump out to a lead late in the third quarter and never look back for an 80-71 win. “I get everything out of these guys,” Western Brown coach Greg Foster said. “They give me 100 percent. They don’t always do everything right. They make a lot of mistakes but they give me 100 percent.” After bouncing back from the slow start, the Broncos (51) fought all the way back to take a lead early in the second quarter, 20-19, on a Justin Nickell layup. However, the Astros jumped right back out in front and stayed there for much of the next quarter and a half. They led 38-34 at halftime. Finally, after East Clinton forward Hayden Knisley converted on back-to-back possessions in the post to give the visitors a 44-40 lead midway through the third quarter, the Broncos offense awoke. Cory Kuttler hit a 3-pointer the next time down the floor for the Broncos to bring them within one, 44-43, with 4:27 left in the third. But the Astros answered as Tyler Lewis -- who scored a game high 21 points -- hit a pull-up five foot jumper to give East Clinton the lead back at 46-45. A Corey Carroll layup off of a Kuttler pass momentarily gave the Broncos the lead back before Lewis hit another 3-pointer for the Astros. The three ball gave the Astros a 49-47 lead with 2:04 left in the quarter. While the Broncos defense had improved immensely from the start of the game, the Astros -- namely Lewis -- was hitting shots with Bronco defenders on him to keep the visitors close in the second half as the Broncos heated up. “Unfortunately that happens,” Foster said. “When we would play good defense they

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Spencer Howard goes up for a layup in Western Brown’s win over East Clinton last Thursday night. Howard scored 15 points in the win.

would throw up some tough shots and they would make them.” With the third quarter winding down, the Broncos went to work trying to open a lead. And they did just that. After Carroll was fouled, he hit the first of two free throws. Though the second was off line, Kuttler tied up an Astro player and the ball stayed with Broncos and they took advantage as Nickell nailed a 3-pointer to push the Broncos out to a 51-49 lead. The Broncos then forced an Astro turnover that led to another Nickell basket. He converted on the block and was fouled. Despite the missed free throw, the Broncos had increased their lead to four, 53-49. Again, Lewis answered for the Astros. He corralled Nickell’s free throw miss and went the length of the court for a layup to bring the visitors back within two, 53-51, with 1:12 left in the quarter. Despite having just a little over a minute left in the quarter, the Broncos managed to open their lead. A Nick Woodyard 3-pointer and a Spencer Allen bucket in the post pushed the Bronco lead to seven before Hiro

Purdon hit one of two free throws just seconds before the quarter ended. The six straight points gave the Broncos a 59-51 lead after three quarters. And the Broncos continued to add to their lead as the final quarter got underway. Two more Purdon free throws, an offensive rebound and putback by Zack Siemer as well as a Woodyard steal and layup pushed the Broncos up 11, 65-54, with 6:48 left. “Getting to the basket (and) being aggressive,” Foster said on how the Broncos jumped out the lead. “Getting to the free throw line. Giving them one shot, one and done. When they did start missing those bad shots, we were in on the rebounds.” Following another Lewis basket, which brought the Astros to within 65-58, East Clinton started to put some full court pressure on the Broncos. Initially, the pressure seemed to affect the Broncos pretty quickly. Just seconds after the Astros unleashed the pressure, the Broncos began to turn the ball over and the Astros began to convert them in to points. The Astros hit four straight

free throws on their next two possessions to bring them within three, 65-62, with 5:11 left. Though the Broncos have several guards on the roster, they don’t necessarily have a true point guard. Nickell was the one who was forced to bring up the ball against the Astro pressure and it was just a bit much for him because of how much he played. “I think Justin was tired more than anything else,” Foster said. “He told me he didn’t want to come out. More than anything, the turnovers he had were fatigue more than anything else.” But the Broncos quickly pushed the lead back up thanks to senior forward Spencer Howard. Howard finished near the basket after the Astros had closed to within three and then hit two free throws to push the Bronco lead to 69-62 with 4:27 left. With Howard, who scored 15 points and grabbed eight boards, and Siemer, who scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds, back in the game in the second half after battling fouls in the first half, the Broncos were a better team. “They have to play. They have to be on the court,” Foster said of the duo. “When we’re playing bigger teams they’ve got to be on the floor to rebound.” Though Knisley answered for the Astros, Woodyard looked to have put the visitors away. He nailed a 3-pointer to push the Broncos lead to 7264 with 3:57 left. It was a strong effort from Woodyard against the Astros. He scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. “Nick’s a competitor,” Foster said. “He wants to win.” The Broncos were able to keep the lead to seven or eight points for much of the next few minutes and looked to be rolling to a victory. But a Lewis free throw and a Knisley bucket with about 57 seconds left brought the Astros to within five, 76-71. But Nickell, who also scored 19 points, and Woodyard hit four of six free throws down the stretch to ice the win. Kuttler and Allen chipped in with six points apiece while Purdon scored three and Rich Burton added a bucket.

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By Andrew Wyder The Brown County Press While it may not have been their best performance, the Ripley boys basketball team had every opportunity to snatch victory from the hands of defeat against Madeira last Wednesday night. The host Blue Jays overcame a nine point third quarter deficit to hold a three point lead with about 45 seconds left. However, the Blue Jays could not overcome themselves in the final seconds of th e game as they missed four of their last five free throws and committed a costly turnover that led to the go ahead Mustangs basket with 37 seconds left before the visitors scored the winning free throws with 9.7 seconds left as they fell to Madeira 58-56. “The mental focus in crucial situations kind of cut us tonight,” Ripley coach Marty Adams said afterwards. “We’ve got to do a better job.” As the game enter ed the final quarter it seemed as if the Blue Jays were regaining their focus after a sluggish start to the second half. The Mustangs (5-1), who had trailed the Blue Jays by as many as five points and, ultimately, 31-29 at the break, came out of the half determined to get the win. Though the visitors would go off in the third quarter, Ripley guard Gage Bradford scored the half’s first bucket. His easy layup of f a steal put the Blue Jays up 33-29 just 20 seconds in. But that was the point when the Mustangs took off. Madeira’s Kevin Costello brought the Mustangs within

one, 33-32, when he hit a 3pointer with 7:13 left in the quarter. Costello pushed the visitors out on top when he corralled teammate Andrew Benintendi’s missed 3-point shot and converted the putback. The basket put the Mustangs up 34-33. Benint endi pushed the Madeira lead to three when he stole a Ripley pass and went in for an uncontested layup. Then Costello stole another Ripley pass the next time down the floor, drove down for the layup and was fouled. He missed the free throw but corralled his own miss and went in for another layup. By the time the possession had ended the Mustangs lead had ballooned to 40-33 with 5:51 left in the quarter. Thoug h the Blue Jays turned the ball over just four times in the quarter, it seemed all were converted into Mustang points. “The two right quick off the bat right after half -turnover right in to points -and I think it took the wind out of our sails,” Adams said. “Then we made a couple other turnovers and I think they ended up with an eight to 10 point lead.” The Mustangs continued to put pressure on the Blue Ja ys as John Michael Wyrick tipped back another missed Mustang shot to push the Madeira lead to 42-33. It was one of the 20 offensive rebounds the Mustangs collected. “I though we did a decent job defensively,” Adams said. “But when they did miss shots they were getting the long rebounds. We weren’t boxing out. Sometimes we didn’t have enough guys in

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Ripley forward Michael Haley shoots a free throw late in the Blue Jays loss to Madeira last Wednesday night.

there going after it.” Donte Bennett finally ended the Mustan gs 13-0 run when he grabbed his own miss and got the second shot to go to bring the Blue Jays back within seven, 42-35. After another Wyrick basket, the Blue Jays battled right back into the game. Logan Perkins -- who scored a game high 19 points -- converted a layup for the Blue Jays to bring them back within seven before reserve forward Austin Brooks drilled a 3-pointer from the corner. The trey closed the Madeira lead to four, 44-40, with 2:33 left. A Perkins 3-pointer tight-

ened the gap to one before Jordan Mitchell -- who struggled shooting on the night and scored just eight points -grabbed a defensive rebound, raced up court and nailed a pull-up 3-pointer. The basket gave Ripley the lead back, 46-44. Overcoming a lackluster offensive performance that saw them settle for too many jumpers, the Blue Jays m ade their comeback thanks to sheer determination. “The guys fought back,” Adams said. “We tied it back up and actually went ahead. I was pleased with that. Rather than fold they stepped up. I think that was maturity step-

ping up.” Entering the fourth quarter tied at 46, the teams went toe to toe for much of the quarter. Finally, with 2:41 left, the Blue Jays opened their lead back up thanks to a Bradford layup followed by a Michael Haley layup. The baskets gave Ripley a 55-52 lead. While the Blue Jays were able to do enough on offense to take the lead, their defense allowed them to keep it. They forced the Mustangs into bad shots and weren’t allowing them multiple opportunities. And with 1:23 left the Blue Jays had a chance to increase their lead. Haley was fouled on his layup attempt. He stepped to the line but mi ssed both free throws. About 20 seconds later, Bradford went to the line for a one and one opportunity but he missed the front end. With an opportunity to put the game out of reach at the line, the Blue Jays didn’t come through. “We talk about free throws winning games and losing games and tonight it showed true,” Adams said. And Madeira wasted no time taking advantage of the opportunity. With 45 seconds left, Mustangs forward Isaac Rupe drove down the lane for a layup that brought the Mustangs within one, 55-54. The play was fraught with controversy as it looked as if Rupe had traveled before he took off on his drive. With the displeasure over the non-call noticeable, the Mustangs swooped in for the lead. Benintendi -- the Mustangs leading scorer who scored a team high 17 points to go

with five steals -- stole the B lue Jay inbounds pass and went in for a layup to give Madeira a 56-55 lead with 37 seconds left. “We had two guys on the same side of the floor and they kind of lobbed it up to one of them,” Adams said of the inbounds play. “They both went for it, tipped it and Benintendi, being the player he is, he ends up with it and ends up scoring.” However, the Blue Jays would answer. Haley grabbed a Bradford miss and was fouled on his putback attempt. He hit the first one to tie the game at 56 before missing the second. But once again it was Benintendi who came up with the big play for the Mustangs. He took the ball to the basket after Haley’s missed free throw and was fouled. After making both free throws, the Mustangs held a 58-56 lead with 9.7 seconds left. The Blue Jays had a chance to go for the tie or win after Benintendi’s makes but Madeira smothered Mitchell and he wasn’t able to get a shot off before the buzzer. After the game Adams didn’t focus on the last play, he felt it should have never gotten to that point. “Just not being focused,” Adams said. “We had guys where all they had to do was one guy come back to the ball and we get it inbounds and they got to foul us. We’re still up one. “It was just a mental error at t he wrong time.” Bradford added eight points for the Blue Jays while Bennett scored six, Riley Salens five, Haley five and Brad Kirschner two.

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C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 the full court press a few minutes before, Western Brown began to reap its rewards as the final quarter got underway. Kylie Garrett stole the ball as the Lady Rockets tried to get up court past the pressure and raced in for a layup to bring the Lady Broncos within 13 points, 36-23. “For five solid minutes to finish the third and start the fourth quarters, that was the only five minutes during the game where we executed our gameplan,” Fender said. “We went on a nice little run and cut into their lead but we only executed our gameplan for five minutes.” Though the Lady Broncos continued to hit shots as the fourth quarter went on, the Lady Rockets were doing the same -nearly shot for shot. A Smyth bucket in the post and two free throws from Eyre pushed the Lady Rocket lead to 43-27 with 3:56 left in the game. Wright answered for the Lady Broncos with a long jumper off of teammate Ty

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package of gum and eat it for liver destruction to occur. Ideally, the patient can be seen quickly (within 30 minutes) and can be made to vomit the gum or candy. Beyond this, a sugar IV drip is prudent for a good 24 hours. Liver enzyme and blood clotting tests are monitored for 2 to 3 days. Blood levels of potassium are ideally monitored as well. Elevated blood phosphorus levels often bode poorly. So far National Animal Poison Control has no reports of xylitol toxicity in cats. At this time, feline toxicity is unknown. The oral health benefits of xylitol do seem to hold true for dogs if appropriately low doses of xylitol are used. A product called Aquadent® has been marketed for canine oral care, specifically for dogs that do not tolerate other methods of dental home care. This product is mixed in drinking water to provide antibacterial benefits. It comes in a 500cc (half liter) bottle that contains a total of 2.5 grams of xylitol as well as in small packets. If one follows the dosing instructions on the bottle

or packet, there should be no problems. Trouble could occur if there are animals of different sizes drinking from the same water bowl (one should dose for the smallest animal to use the bowl to be sure overdose is not possible). A dog finding the bottle and chewing it up, drinking a substantial quantity of the undiluted product could easily be poisoned depending on the dog’s size. Keep this phone number handy:(888) 426-4435 This is the number for the National Animal Poison Control Center, a 24-hour service whereby you can speak directly to a veterinary toxicology specialist. In addition to advice, you will receive a case number which your veterinarian can use for further consultation at no additional charge. Consultations are approximately $60, but if your pet has a HomeAgain microchip and is enrolled in the full service registration program, poison control consultations are free. Simply provide your pet’s microchip number to the assistant on the phone. Any brand of microchip can be registered in the HomeAgain program for $14.99 by calling 1-888HomeAgain. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.

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Energy, water quality, farm policy and Ohio State University Extension services were the primary topics delegates discussed during the 93rd annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). More than 340 delegates representing all of Ohio’s county Farm Bureaus established the policies for the state’s largest farm organization during its convention held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Columbus. With Ohio facing great opportunities with shale oil and gas, wind and solar energy generation, Farm Bureau delegates said it is essential that Ohioans be assured of a transparent, inclusive public policy process through which they can obtain information and offer input. Delegates said the infrastructure and resource needs of the community and individual farmers should be adequately addressed when energy projects are being developed. Farm Bureau delegates also strongly supported coordination and

The SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) organization has the perfect holiday gift. We will be holding our 8th Annual Valentine’s Sweetheart Charity Ball on Saturday, February 11th at Roberts Centre in Wilmington. The evening will begin with Appetizers at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m. and Dancing from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. The attire for the evening is semi-formal/formal. The cost is $100 per couple which includes Appetizers, Dinner, Dancing, Photo of each couple and Door Prizes. Again this year, child care will be available. Treat your sweetheart to a

collaboration between federal, state and local governments and regulatory agencies to ensure sound policies on energy development. Maintaining the quality of Ohio’s water resources was another significant part of the Farm Bureau policy discussion, including the recognition that farmers are playing an important role in protecting natural resources. The approved policy states “We expect all farm operations, regardless of size, to complete and follow a comprehensive nutrient management plan.” Farm Bureau delegates also discussed the value of marketbased approaches, such as nutrient-trading programs, as viable options to help protect Ohio’s lakes, rivers and streams. Delegates also listed their priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill. The legislation should provide a revenue-protecting safety net, which emphasizes affordable crop insurance and

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NB&T Financial Group, Inc.(Nasdaq: NBTF), parent company of The National Bank and Trust Company, Wilmington, Ohio, has declared a dividend of $.30 per share payable January 23, 2012 to shareholders of record December 30, 2011. This dividend is the same as the previous quarter and the dividend declared in December 2010. John J. Limbert, President and CEO, commented, "During this holiday season, we want to thank

all our employees, business partners, directors and shareholders for all their hard work and support this past year." NB&T Financial had, as of September 30, 2011, total assets of $674 million, cash management accounts totaling $42 million, and trust assets with a market value of $191 million resulting in a total of $907 million in assets under management, and currently operates 23 full service offices in seven Ohio counties.

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1294564- Sardinia - Crown molding, granite counter tops, rich wood cabinets, great lighting package. 3BD, 2BA. Covered front porch. Six panel doors, 24x20 garage w/opener. Corner, private location. 1.95 acre level lot. Priced to Sell!! $69,900

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WB Schools - 1293287 - Full Brick 1800 sq.ft. L/A.Priced well below auditor's valuation. Open floor plan. Plant shelves. Brand new carpet & laminate. Ceramic in bathrooms. Custom vanities. Cathedral beamed ceilings. New HVAC, circle drive. In a word, Immaculate!! $89,900

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

1272942- Winchester- Solid home on public water & sewer. 3BD, 1.5BA. Brand new roof. Home has been well cared for. Att. 1 car garage is finished w/opener. 20x34, 2 car garage oversized. Nicely landscaped. $89,900

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

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1284677 - Georgetown - New England style living just outside of town. 4BD, 3.5 BA. Breathtaking property with precision given to every detail. Newer flring thru-out, picture windows, possible 1st floor MBR. Bright, open kit w/island & butcher block countertops. 3 porches. $219,900

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1270287- Beacon Hill Subdivision - First Offering! Location, location, location! Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Beacon Hill. Well known local builder. Solid ranch 3BR 1.5BA/ 2 car att gar., seller had it blt. Lightly wooded .34 ac. lot, Located on a short cul-de sac. $89,900

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1267673 - Mt. Orab - Brand New Fall Landscaping! Great curb appeal. Beautiful brand new hardwood flooring in living room, kitchen, & Dining Rm. 3BD, 2BA. Brand new paint, carpet and fixtures. Covered front porch and a nice sized deck all on 2.87 ac. Shed with built in horse stall. Nice setting. Ready to move in. $69,900

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

1253803 - Higginsport- 2BR Apartment Rental! -County Bldg.1st. flr.currently used as the Higginsport Post Office. Corner location. 2nd. flr. apt. 2 bdrm, 2 Ba, Lr, Dr, & Kit. Ready to move in. Rental income will make your payment. Don’t miss out on this investment opportunity. $59,750

1289593- Sardinia - FIRST OFFERING! Custom Blt Full Brick 5 BR 3 Ba home sitting atop a gently rolling knoll. Master BR suite on the 1st flr. Newer roof, furnace and HWH. Lrg. eat-in country kitchen w/re-finished cabinets. 3 season room on rear. Stocked pond. $249,900 1290259- Mt. Orab Excellent Investment Property! 4 bay and 4 vacuum cleaner carwash located in the heart of Mt. Orab, Brown Counties fastest growing area. One no touch bay and 3 self service all w/ heated concrete flrs. Contact Mgr. will consider staying. $300,000

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Waynoka- Simply Magnificent! 3BD, 2BA. This is a custom built Schlabach home. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings. Hardwood entry and kitchen flring. Beautiful kitchen cabinets w/crown molding. Kit. island. MBR suite w/stand up shower. Spacious laundry rm. $129,900

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Mt. Orab- Two story all brick Gold Medallion home! 5BR! More than 3,000 sq. ft. living area, corner location. Seconds from SR 32, minutes from Eastgate. This home boasts Two walk-out balconies. Hardwood, ceramic, flooring. Floor to ceiling beautiful brick F/P Family living on a two acre tract. Must see to believe. Call today for a personal showing! $179,747

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SUNDAY JANUARY 8, 2012, BEGINNING AT 9:30AM GUNS, TOOLS, COLLECTIBLES & MISC. Mausburg Model 500 camo., Marlin model 882, 1956 SKS 762, Winchester 22 model 270, Stevens 20 ga., model 67, J.C. Higgins 583.17, beer signs, old lanterns, copper items, double sided porcelain King Edward sign, cast iron pcs, stone jars, crocks, 10 silver dollars, mint sets, pocket knives, walnut poster bed, old mantel, oak highboy, old radios, cherry cupboard top, rocking chairs, glassware, costume jewelry, belt buckles, pipe stands, Reds newspapers, tools, green glassware, quilts, 18V DeWalt drill, Craftsman 10 in. miter saw, 10 gal. milk can, guitars, 50 metal fence post 6 ft., air compressor, wheel barrow, Mail Pouch thermometer, McCoy Mickey Mouse cookie jar, food dehydrator, ant. Monark girls bicycle, hobby horse, 2 refrigerators used. TERMS: Cash day of sale or good check with proper ID. Statements made day of sale take precedence over previous advertising. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. AUCTIONEER NOTE: more interesting items not listed, building will be full. Check www.auctionzip #8276 for more info & pictures.

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (ROhio) today issued the following statement regarding EPA’s release of a final rule regulating mercury and air toxics standards for power plants: “The EPA’s decision just days before Christmas is unwelcome news to the thousands of Ohioans who could lose their jobs or see a big increase in their electricity rates, due to the new rules. I am concerned that EPA continues to press forward with some of the most costly Clean

Air Act rules ever imposed on our nation's economy while failing to demonstrate that the agency truly understands the impact that its regulation could have on grid reliability and economic growth." By EPA's own estimates, Utility MACT will entail an annual cost of $9.6 billion on the power sector. Concerns about this rule and its potential to cause significant constraints in electricity reliability have been raised repeatedly this year in the Senate Energy and

Natural Resources Committee, of which Senator Portman is a member. The concerns have been raised by both Republicans and Democrats on the Committee. “The uncertainty caused by these regulations could result in the loss of thousands of Ohio jobs and will increase electricity rates for families during tough economic times, in return for less reliable power. To get the economy moving again, Washington needs to rein in government overreach and regulations that

are creating uncertainty and stifling innovation.” In September, Sen. Portman introduced the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 to significantly reform the federal regulatory process and reduce unnecessary burdens on job creators. Under this bill, the new Utility MACT rule would not have been possible without a more rigorous analysis of its costs, benefits and impact on jobs. The bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 253-167.

Statewide muzzleloader season dates are January 7-10 Governor John Kasich today issued an emergency rule reiterating that the statewide muzzleloader season for deer is January 7-10, as published in the 2011-12 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet. The emergency rule was requested by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife because the dates printed in the hunt-

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