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The Brown County Press Sunday, January 12, 2014 • Volume 41 No. 23 Serving Brown County, Ohio since 1973

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Ripley to try for levy vote in May Another bond levy will be on the ballot in Ripley in May. At a special meeting of the Ripley-Union-LewisHuntington School District Board of Education Jan. 8, board members approved a resolution for a 2.6 mill bond levy which was passed at the Dec. 17 board meeting. The 2.6 mills general permanent improvement levy was on the Nov. 5, 2013 ballot and failed by only 36 vot es. The levy would generate approximately $260,000 annually over the next five years according to RULH Superintendent, Dr. Linda Naylor. “Our treasurer, Adam Zink will take this resolution to the Brown County Auditor’s office tomorrow,” Naylor said. “Hopefully we can educate our voters on the necessity of this levy by the election in May.” At least two bond levy’s expired in 2013 which add up to more than 3 mills. So very little will change for district voters on what they are paying in taxes. In fact, taxes will actually go down even if the levy

passes. The funds would be used for replacing flooring, new furniture and all new technology infrastructure. Naylor said the district’s bus fleet is also in very bad shape and in need of upgrades. “The ‘Citizens for RULH Students’ group is gearing up in preparation of getting the word out there about the importance of this levy,” Naylor added. “They worked very hard last year and had a very short time. Now we have the time, before the May election, to meet with people and answer all their questions about the levy.” In its organizational meeting earlier in the evening, the board approved the following actions: • appoint Glenda Huff as president of the board and Jeff Cluxto n as vice president; • appoint board member Barry Sims as Southern Hills Career and Technical Center board representative; • approve minutes and financial reports from Dec. 17 meeting; • approve Jeffrey White as Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) conference delegate;

• approve Jeff Wilson as OSBA conference delegate alternate; • approve Jeff Cluxton as OSBA legislative liaison; • appoint Jeff Wilson as pu blic records training designee; • adopt the budget for the next succeeding fiscal year; • designate the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. as the monthly board meetings; • authorize the superintendent to serve as purchasing agent; • authorize the treasurer to invest interim funds when available, to make appropriations modifications within financial accounts and approve student activity, policies and proposed tran sfers; • authorize the superintendent to approve all applications for federal and state funds. Also on the agenda, board members elected in 2012 were sworn in. They included Jeffrey White, Barry Sims, Glenda Huff and Jeff Wilson. The next meeting of the RULH board will be Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the high school. The public is welcome to attend.


Deep Freeze hits county It was a very cold day on Monday, January 6 as Arctic air covered the area. The extremely low temperatures caused frozen pipes to burst in many places in the county, including in the Brown County Courthouse. The courthouse was closed due to the cold weather on Monday and Tuesday, January 6 and 7, and because of broken water pipes on Wednesday, January 8.

Georgetown works to bring grades up BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press


Nine year old Adrian Akers of Felicity drowned in this pond on January 5.

Felicity boy drowns Clermont Sun Staff


Adrian Akers, a 9-yearold Felicity boy, died Sunday afternoon after falling through the ice on a pond in Franklin Township. Akers, a third grade student at Felicity Elementary School, was playing around a pond at 947 Hopewell Road in Franklin Township with his sister, Kadence Akers and cousin, Arianna Palmer, when the accident occurred. According to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, the property owner discovered the children at the pond, two of whom had fallen through the ice, and attempted to rescue them. Emergency crews from the Franklin Township, Hamersville, Washington

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Township, and Bethel-Tate fire departments and Clermont County Sheriff’s Office road deputies, investigators and the Task Force One Dive Team responded to the scene. “Upon arrival it was discovered that the home owner was successful in pulling a 9year-old female, Kadence Akers, from the water, however, the girl’s twin brother, Adrian Nelson Akers, submerged before the homeowner could reach him,” Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Roden-

berg said. AirCare was called to the scene and remained on standby while rescuers searched the pond. Adrian was found submerged after a search that lasted nearly two hours. According to Rodenberg, emergency medical personnel from the local fire departments and AirCare then implemented livesaving measures and transported Adrian to Southwest Regional Medical Center in Georgetown, where he was later pronounced dead.

‘Keep cemetery fence’ says group BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press Members of the Sardinia History Group have started a petition to stop any and all plans by village council to remove the old wrought iron fence located in front of the Sardinia Cemetery. According to one of the group members, Donna Kinnett, the group is diligently researching ways to save and restore the 100 year old fence which, they feel, is

part of Sardinia’s history. During the Nov. 11 council meeting, Mayor Todd Bumbalough told council that something needed to be done about the old dilapidated fence and asked council and the community for recommendation on what to do about the old fence. “There aren’t a lot of companies available that are willing to fix a wrought iron fence that old,” said Mayor Bumbalough. “I don’t want CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

The Georgetown Exempted Village School District is trying a new tactic to improve student performance called “zero period”. It is a forty minute period at the beginning of the school day where teachers are available to students in grades 712 for more focused and individualized instruction. The program has been voluntary since its implementation, with approximately 30

students taking advantage of the extra time...however, “zero period” will be mandatory for about 250 students beginning on January 21. The targeted students are those who have not tested as “proficient” on state test scores or those who are currently carrying a “D” or “F” average in one class or more. Those students will be required to attend zero period for four weeks, and then their academic performance will be evaluated. If their grades have improved to a “C” or

better, then they don’t have to attend further zero periods. A letter has been mailed to the parents of those students by the school district, telling them that attendance rules will apply to the students that are requested to attend zero period, including the disciplinary consequences that come from missing required school time. Superintendent Christopher Burrows said zero period is also an option for any student who wants to volunCONTINUED ON PAGE 9


Hall hitting the road to help sell dog liscenses BY Martha B. Jacob The Brown County Press In late 2013, Ohio laws regarding licensing dogs changed drastically. Brown County Auditor Jill Hall is doing everything in her power to help residents of the county understand just how the changes will affect them. Hall will be visiting different villages throughout the county this month to answer questions from anyone who has them. Some of the changes to CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


Brown County Auditor, Jill Hall (left) assists two Sardinia residents, Katrinka Goss and Tiffany Watkins in purchasing their 2014 dog tags at the Sardinia library, Jan. 7. Hall will visit six Brown County Libraries in two weeks, offering this service.

Grand Jury indicts eleven BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press Eleven people were indicted by a Brown County Grand Jury on January 9 for a variety of offenses. Those indicted include; Sohn White, 21 of Felicity, is charged with one

third degree felony count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs. White is accused of assembling or possessing one or more of the chemicals needed to make methamphetamine on December 19.

Michael Niederhelman, 28 of Felicity, is charged with one third degree felony count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs. Niederhelman is accused of assembling or possessing CONTINUED ON PAGE 11


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Wallingford receives a ‘Quilt of Valor’


William “Tucker” Wallingford, an employee at Dayton Power and Light Killen Station was the recent recipient of a quilt as part of the “Quilts of Valor Foundation” that has a goal of presenting handmade quilts to all servicemen and women. Tucker is a retired soldier who served our country, 21.5 years. Tucker resides in Aberdeen with his wife Linda.

The E-HEAP/Winter Crisis Program administered locally by AdamsBrown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc., may be able to assist you and will continue thru March 31st, 2014 for the 2013-2014 Winter heating season. Eligible applicants must be at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines as follows: HouseholdYearly 13 Size Income Weeks Income 1 $20,107.50 $5,026.88 2 $27,142.50 $6,785.63 3 $34,177.50 $8,544.38 4 $41,212.50 $10,303.13 For households with more than 4 members add $7,035 for yearly income per member and $1,758.75 for 13-week income per

member. YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: Proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate, current medical card, voter registration card) and social security cards for all household members; proof of all income received for the household for the past 13 weeks (or 12 months); proof of disability if disabled; bills for both the main heating and electric utility sources. If you heat with bulk fuel, a ten day supply or less is required in order to receive assistance. A metered utility, electric or natural gas, must have a disconnect notice or be disconnected in order to receive assistance.

To schedule an appointment, contact your local HEAP office at: Adams County - (800) 233-7891 or (937) 6950316, Ext. 252, 235, or 236. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; walk-ins daily, 7:30 to 10 a.m. or until first 20 have signed in. Brown County - (800) 553-7393 or (937) 3786041, Ext. 305, 253, 254 or 280. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins daily, 8 to 10:30 a.m. or until first 20 have signed in. Outreach is available for the elderly or disabled. *Our offices will be closed January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day



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Ohio enhances OVI/OMWI Habitual Offender Registry The Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) launched this week an enhanced registry of people who have been convicted at least five times of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and meet certain other criteria established by law. By automating what had been a paper-driven process, ODPS and the Ohio State Highway Patrol have produced a more upto-date, complete and searchable listing of habitual offenders. Several recent media reports had identified gaps in the registry, which was created in 2008. The upgrades dramatically improve the system and the results. Instead of relying on local court jurisdictions to submit forms to add a habitual offender to the registry, the new system compiles the information automatically from already existing electronic records. A state law created the registry and defined who

Senator Uecker to speak in Mt. Orab The Brown County Tea Party is pleased to announce their first meeting of 2014 will be on Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Public Library at 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. State Senator Joe Uecker will be the primary guest speaker. Also speaking will be Ken Walston who is a candidate for State Central Committee. They also announce their next Constitutional Study session will be at the library on Monday, January 13 at 4 p.m. Please join us. If you have any questions please call (937) 444-3673.

should be included: • Anyone with five or more convictions during the past 20 years (at least one of the convictions must be since the law took effect on September 30, 2008). • The registry does not include convictions more than 20 years old. • The registry does not include deceased people. • The registry does not include out-of-state convictions. • Juvenile offenses are included. • If a single incident results in multiple impaired driving-related convictions, it is counted as one conviction for purposes of this registry.

Stage3 Instruments new phone number The correct phone number for Stage3 Instruments, located at 112 North High Street in Mt. Orab is (937) 444-1377. The number written in last weeks’s story was incorrect. Stage 3 Instruments is owned and operated by Jon Hart.

This change comes just in time for the holiday season, which can be one of the most dangerous times of the year on the road, due to an increase in impaired driving. The Patrol will be out in full force this holiday season, removing dangerous and impaired drivers in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. Last year in Ohio, seven people died in OVIrelated crashes between Christmas and New Year’s. The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.


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Chatfield College has scheduled their 2014 Quilt, Craft and Car Show for Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be a display division for quilts, as well as a contest division. This year's theme for the contest quilt is "Birds of a Feather Quilt Together" There will be live music, food, and activities for the whole family! This event is open to the public! Admission is adults $3.00, seniors $2.00, and children 12 and under are free.



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Police in Mt. Orab on lookout for thieves thief themselves. “If they open the door and they see someone standing next to their car, they need to call us.” Mount said that the Mt. Orab Police Department can be reached by calling 911 or the Brown County Communications Center at (937) 378-4155.

BY Wayne Gates The Brown County Press The Mount Orab Police Department is reporting a rash of thefts from cars in the village. Chief Bryan Mount said that the thieves are not targeting locked cars...they are just opening the doors of unlocked vehicles. “If people will lock their cars it will save them a lot of frustration from getting their vehicle torn apart”, Mount said. “They are going through the consoles, glove boxes, stealing sunglasses and DVD players, wedding rings and purses.” Mount is asking that anyone who has had someone go through their car looking for valuables to call the police, whether something was stolen or not. “Knowing where and when this is happening will help us figure out who


Mt. Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount

might be committing these crimes”, he said. Mount also said that reporting what property was stolen greatly increases the chance of getting it back once the thieves are caught. He added that if a resident sees what they think is a theft in progress, they should not confront the

BCBDD to meet The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an organizational meeting at 4:30 p.m. followed by the regular scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. This meeting will be held at the Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities Center located at 9116 Hamer Road, Suite A, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend.

Mt. Orab Ford Employee Salute!

JOSH TAYLOR Gabbard's Mt Orab Ford's Josh Taylor is a Ford Service Technician. In late 2011 we were in need of a good service technician. We asked our technicians if they knew anybody that might work. One of our senior technicians, Dan Hurt, recommended Josh, even though he seemed a little young at the time. Josh had participated in his High School's early placement program through one of the local vocational systems. He had also worked several years with other service departments, having received training from the ASE, and another prominent service company. Josh has proven himself to be highly mechanically inclined, hard working, and dependable. Right before he started working with us on November 21st, 2012, he had just had a daughter, Ellie May. He and Sarah are doting and devoted parents. He's moving along with his training, and we look forward to a bright future with him. It is our pleasure and good fortune to have him. We salute and thank you Josh Taylor.


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Fatal crash in Brown County The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal traffic crash. The crash occurred on January 9, 2014, at approximately 12:20 a.m. on New Harmony Shiloh Road just south of Oakland Locust Ridge Road, Pike Township, Brown County, Oh. A 2001 Ford Mustang, operated by Jeffery A. Smith, 23, of Mt. Orab, was traveling southbound on New Harmony Shiloh Road. The preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle operated by Mr. Smith traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree and a utility pole. Mr. Smith was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the

crash and was ejected from the vehicle. Mr. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative from the Brown County Coroners Office. A passenger in Mr. Smith’s vehicle, Jordan L.

Neal, 20, of Mt. Orab sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mt. Orab Mercy Hospital for treatment. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway PatrolGeorgetown Post.

Western Brown Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization’s regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday January 14, 2014 6:30pm in the WBHS Community Room. Voting will take place for open Board positions for 2014 for more information, go to At this January 2014 meeting, members who have attended and have record of attending 3 board meetings for 2013 are eligible to vote. For more information go to

Male tobacco users can SUNQUEST HA IR get a $50 DESIGNS gift card Sunquest Hair Designs would The Ohio State University College of Public Health is looking for men age 18 and older who use tobacco products to participate in an advertising study. Participants must live in Brown, Clermont and Adams counties. If you are interested, you will be given a 2 minute phone interview to see if you are eligible. If eligible you will need to schedule an appointment at either the Brown or Clermont County fairgrounds. The study will take about 30-40 minutes, and you will be asked to view advertisements on a computer and answer questions. To thank you for your time, you will receive a $50.00 gift card to either Walmart or Marathon Gas stations at the completion of the study. Appointment times will be available on certain days and evenings in each county. To see if you are eligible or for more information call (937) 515-6425,

Brown Co. FFA to hold Consignment Auction Brown County FFA will be holding a Consignment Auction on Saturday, January 18, 2013. The auction will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. If you would like more information or have items you would like to consign please call Bill at (513) 316-9660 or email

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Sen. Uecker announces statewide youth drug prevention initiative



Taking A Trip Through Time Jimmy Ellis, Sardinia was in and brought in this old photo of The Sardinia News Building. The building sat at 120 North Main Street in Sardinia and it is still standing but the building has been moved back from the street and now has a house in front of it. The Sardinia News was published weekly from about 1895 to 1947. ‘Taking a Trip Through Time’ is a feature of the Brown County Press that is supplied by our readers. If you have photos of places within Brown County that are at least 30 years old please feel free to submit them along with some information about the photo to The Brown County Press by email to or mail them to or drop them off at The Brown County Press 219 South High Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. You will get your picture back. You can also reach us at (937) 444-3441.

Letters to the Editor

Many in nation are on the wrong path Dear Editor, Here’s hoping that everyone had a pleasant enough Christmas and that the New Years brings good things your way. Yes, dear friends, it is now 2014, and we’re still alive, which often puzzles me. As a nation we seem to be bent on a self-destructive path, but most have chosen to ignore it and seem rather content to let whatever will happen simply to happen. Rather a bit fatalistic, I’d say, but, then again, that seems to be us. We’ve lost the ability to think critically and to put safeguards in to place. We live for the moment and throw caution to the wind. We can’t, or won’t save

anything back for a rainy day and we don’t invest responsibly. We want immediate gratification to the extent of overextending ourselves into a bankrupt condition. We are over-indulged, narcissistic, and spiritually lame. We have been literally “convenienced to death” by having too much at our fingertips, we’re never satisfied. We want more and yet we want to do less to get it. In other words, our nation has been spoiled to the brink of economic and spiritual extinction, but, then again, we seem to like it that way. We’ve embraced a god of convenience; a god of sports; a

Obamacare is working Dear Editor, After reading Dr. Wenstrup's column ( if it was a column it was quoting him some) it did have his picture and name at the top. I can see why he gave up doctoring. I don't want to think he would try to deceive anyone. Maybe he just didn't know enough about Medicare Advantage plans. Maybe he isn't on a Medicare Advantage plan. I am, both me and my wife. We have had a few years of Medicare Advantage plans. My experience started in 2002 if my memory is correct. We were with one company and then we found a better deal with another. So we went with the one with the better deal. Then after just one year it made a huge change that

hurt us very much. Then to top things off they lied to us saying that they were not changing. This really upset my wife. She can't stand anyone to lie. Then when we could, we found a better plan. We had to wait till the next fall to find another plan, during the regular enrollment time. And then again this year we started a new plan again. What I am getting at, it did not take Obamacare to have my plan to change. They have done it for years. It is just the way these companies try to make a profit. Now he is right the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) reduces funding by a little more than $200 billion for the Medicare Advantage program. They will do that by

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god of commercialism; a god of lust; a god of pleasure; a god of wealth and materialism, and we have forsaken truth and justice and the God of the Bible. But, then again, it appears to fit our depraved condition perfectly. We like how we are, you know, spiritually bankrupt and depraved. So, what, if we’re going to hell! We’re just happy to be on our way somewhere, right? At least, well, that is how it appears to me. And, yet, I wonder what would happen if we woke up in time as a nation and set ourselves on a correct course. What would happen if we saved more and spent less and invested

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reducing $136 billion directly and $70 billion indirectly. Only 4 percent of the cuts have gone into effect. That was $11.3 billion for 2013. And another thing if these goody two shoes doctors didn't try to be zillionares overnight, by charging high fees, the Medicare Advantage plans would not drop them. You see it is not the government dropping the doctors. It is the Medicare Advantage plans just doing business. The business of making money. If you have been paying attention to the news you will have heard that the cost of healthcare is coming down. Some say it is because of Obamacare. I say it is about time and HURRAY! Danny Books Sr.

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wisely? What would happen if we indulged ourselves less and sought out a closer relationship with God? What would happen if we fought harder for truth and justice in the world? What would happen if we started restructuring our priorities? Could it be that we could delay our ultimate destruction as a nation? Maybe, just maybe, it could work! But, awe shucks, that’s just a bunch of wishful thinking on the part of an old, fat preacher who has his nose stuck in the Bible. Nobody wants to bother to change that much, do they? Oh, well, I can always hope. Rev. Sam Talley

JOE UECKER, STATE SENATOR that has demonstrated significantly increased knowledge of substance abuse among adults, thereby enhancing confidence in their ability to speak with teens about the subject. Ohio is disseminating Parents360 Rx Action Toolkits to assist parents and school leaders in hosting discussions locally to support prevention efforts in their communities. 5 Minutes for Life is led by the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Ohio National Guard, in partnership with high schools and the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Patrol and National Guard members talk to student athletes and encourage them to become ambassadors who lead peer-to-peer conversations that promote healthy lifestyles. The statewide partnership involves all 58 Patrol Posts, more than 800 OHSAAmember high schools and Ohio National Guard Service members from around the state. Building Youth Resiliency and encouraging good behavioral health among young people are both essential to enhancing their ability to resist substance abuse and addiction. The Office of Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich, in partnership with other state agencies, is seeking applications to assist local communities in utilizing evidence-based programs to help youth resist substance use. This initiative will give communities and schools the tools to develop student’s resiliency so they have the courage to push back against peer pressure. Senator Uecker encourages all Ohioans to visit www.StartTalking.Ohio.Gov to learn more about this important initiative and to find ways to be involved with the fight against youth drug use.

What Do You Think?

What things have you done personally to cope with the extreme cold weather?

I put plastic on my windows, sealed up an open spot in my crawl space and put an electric blanket on my bed. Ruby Hardyman, Fincastle

I'm wearing a sweater around the house, I wear 2 pairs of sock under my boots and always wear a hat, gloves and a scarf. Charlene McQueary, Sardinia

I wear more clothes, I put cardboard over my radiator and trying to help my daughter keep her house warm. She lost her husband in October. Kim Heintz, St. Martin

Well, I've stayed home, kept the stove built way up and let my water run a little bit. Carl Beard, Mt. Orab

My mother stays with me so I've turned the heat up. Vera Malott, Decatur

Just dressed in layers to keep warm. Ernie Gillis, Mt. Orab



Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) along with Ohio Governor John Kasich and First Lady Karen Kasich announced today the formation of a statewide youth drug prevention effort. START TALKING is a program developed to cease youth drug use through prevention. Research shows that youth are 50 percent less likely to use drugs when parents and adults talk with them about substance use and abuse. “The 14th Senate District has one of the highest amounts of prescription drug abuse in the State of Ohio,” said Uecker. “Although we in the state legislature have created legislation to help resolve this problem, there is still much work to be done. It is important that we continue to work together to help eradicate drug abuse and the best way to do this is to start communicating with our youth on the dangers of drug abuse and the impacts it can have on their future.” In 2011, drug overdoses were the leading cause of accidental deaths in our state, with one Ohioan dying from a drug overdose every five hours. Coordinating with Governor Kasich, numerous schools have already committed to participating in the START TALKING program. The initiative takes the following four-prong approach that interacts with educators, school officials, parents, and students: Know! is a drug prevention and awareness partnership developed by The Drug-Free Action Alliance that targets parents and caregivers of middle school students and empowers them to raise their children substancefree. Its goal is to increase communication between parents and their children about substance abuse. This is achieved through free, twicemonthly emails that offer parent tips to families to help them talk about this subject. Parents360 Rx is a component of a national community education program developed by the Partnership at



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Once again, needy families who live near Stuart and Killen Stations got some much-needed help during the holidays, courtesy of the Christmas Cheer program and employees of the plants, the Dayton Service Building and Local 175 Executive Board. Linda Kirschner, a materials processor at Killen, said employees who sponsor a child agree to buy a toy, a complete outfit (including coat, underwear and shoes) for a child who might otherwise not get anything for Christmas. Over the past seven years, since the program started, employees at the two power plants, along with some employees at the Dayton Service Building, have provided muchneeded Christmas presents and clothing to more than 450 children in Adams, Brown, Scioto and Mason Counties. The first year, the pro-

gram provided gifts and clothing for more than 30 children and has grown each year. Kirschner started the program by adding angels to a Christmas tree in the lobby at Killen, hoping employees would select an angel and sponsor a child from an organization already helping to sponsor children during the holidays. "The second year we had such an overwhelming response," Kirschner said, they decided to expand out to areas where employees lived. In the years since, the program has moved to Ripley, Portsmouth West and Mason County School, where one year they learned there were 500 applications from families of children who needed help. This year, Kirschner said they are sponsoring 93 children - 42 from Killen, 39 from Stuart, 8 from the Dayton Service Building

Community invited to ADAMHS meeting The ADAMHS Board would like to invite the community to attend our 2nd “Lunch and Learn” at the Board's office on January 15 at 11:30 a.m. (85 Banting Dr. Georgetown. *Behind the hospital*) The guest speaker will be the founder of SOLACE, Jo Anna Krohn. Jo Anna formed the support group SOLACE, and has since united dozens of members who have become the catalyst to the mobilization

of a community to change legislation and rid themselves of the nine pill mills that distributed millions of prescription opiate pills in a single year. SOLACE seeks to end the crisis of prescription drug addiction in their community by providing support to individuals and families affected by addiction. Potato soup and salad will be provided by the ADAHMS Board.




Gloria F. Dyer, 82 Gloria F. Dyer, 82 of Russellville, Oh., passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. She was born March 23, 1931 in Pineville, Ky., the daughter of the late Tandy H. and Mattie (Cox) Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary‘s Catholic Church in Arnheim. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Dyer and son Elmer Jones. She is survived by 1 daughter-in-law; Pam Jones of Russellville, 4 grandchildren; Raymond Jones, Chris Jones, Tom Jones and Ryan Jones, and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral Services have been set for Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville with Ron Dvorachek officiating. Burial will follow at the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville. Visitation has been set for 9 - 11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Dr, Maysville, KY 41056 or the Ohio Valley Manor Activities Fund, 5280 US Rte 62 & 68, Ripley, OH 45167. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

and 4 from Local 175 Executive Board. The children are from the Manchester School, located between the two plants. Teachers, who see the children daily, suggest who needs some help and give her a list. If there are two children from the same home, Kirschner makes sure each gets the same numbers of gifts. To make up the difference, DPL donates what is still needed or an employee who can't afford to buy the entire list of items for a child donates a single item. Retiree Debbie Leonard, who helped her start the program, comes in to wrap presents, along with Kirschner's son Clint and his fiancée Krista. In the past, other relatives and wives of employees have also helped wrap the gifts. This year the officers of the Manchester Honor Society, including Devon Blythe, Hannah Rideout, Tiffany



Killen and Stuart Station employees help needy families in Southern Ohio with Christmas Cheer program


Ricketts, Jaylynd Boyde,and advisor Owen Applegate, as well as Becky Mount, a DPL employee from the Dayton Service Building and helped with the wrapping

Free health care enrollment event With the Health Insurance Marketplace officially open, many uninsured and underinsured members of our community are looking to enroll in a health insurance plan. To assist individuals in finding a suitable plan, Brown County Public Library is partnering with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to offer a free health care enrollment event on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Mt. Orab branch from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Free application assistance is provided by trained health care Navigators and certified application counselors. Through the Health Insurance Marketplace set up under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, uninsured and underinsured

Ohioans can compare coverage options side-by-side, learn about their eligibility for premium tax credits designed to lower premium costs, and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP). Open enrollment will continue through March 31, 2014. Coverage will begin on January 1, 2014 for all individuals who enroll prior to December 15, 2013. Residents interested in making an appointment for the enrollment event can call (937) 444-1414 or stop in at 613 S. High Street, Mt. Orab, OH 45154. Ohioans can visit to apply on their own. Those seeking help with enrolling can call 1-800-648-1176 or visit to find assistance.

Health Dept offering free mammograms The Brown County Health Department and St. Elizabeth Hospital has teamed up to provide no cost mammograms to anyone age 35 - 40 for Baseline Screening or for those over 40 for annual screenings. Screenings will take place on Friday, January 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Brown County Health Department located at 826 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown.

Private insurance will be billed and all co-payments and other out-of-pocket expenses will be paid for thanks to a generous grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive this important health test in the comfort and privacy of the St. Elizabeth mobile van. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892 or toll free (866) 867-6892.

of the gifts. "Phil Hay, a supply chain specialist from Stuart, brings a truck and we haul the gifts to the schools," she said. "We wear our Santa hats, and instead of a sleigh,

we have a DPL truck delivering the toys. The school makes arrangements with the family to pick up the gifts on December 20. It is a great feeling."

To My Children Corey, Tanner, Becca & Colton Hope You Had A Great Holiday! Love you always, Dad


Louis Calvin Akers, Jr., 65, of West Union, Oh., formerly of Southport, NC, died Friday, January 3, 2014. He was born January 25, 1948 in Summerside Village, Oh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Calvin Akers, Sr. and Myrtle Ella (Rapier) Akers. He is survived by wife, Juanita Akers of West Union; daughter, Rebecca (Jason) Watkins of West Union; one brother, Charlie M. (Doreen) Akers of Winchester; four sisters and many nieces and nephews. He retired from C.P. & L. in Southport, North Carolina and was a millwright and machinist. He was a millwright for P.C.I. Company in Fredericksburg, Va., and for the Mundy Company at General Electric in Castle Hayne, NC. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Era and was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 10400 in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of the Pythagoras Lodge 249 - A.F. & A.M. in Southport, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. Mr. Akers will be cremated and there will be no services. The Lafferty Funeral Home, West Union, served the family.

Raymond C. Young, 59 Raymond C. Young, 59, Mt. Orab, OH., passed away Saturday, December 28, 2013. He was born on December 29, 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Bernice H. Young. Mr. Young was a member of Mt. Orab Church of Christ. He was the beloved brother of Tom Young (Molly Withrow) of Aberdeen, Allen (Florence) Young of Mt. Orab, Richard (Linda) Young of Mt. Orab,Jack Young of Mt. Orab, Danny (Karen) Young of Mt. Orab, and Joyce (Allen) Baker of Texas. Services at the convenience of the family. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.



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Flossie Loraine Adams, 81

Adrian Nelson Quade Akers, 9

Flossie Loraine Adams, 81 of Hamersville, Oh., died Sunday, January 5, 2014. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hamersville Baptist Church in Hamersville. Flossie was born October 8, 1932 in Somerset, Ky., the daughter of the late Luther Pitman and Edna (Waddle) Gaddis. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Woodrow Adams in 2008 and one great-great grandson – Andrew Elliot. Mrs. Adams is survived by three children – Karen S. Hornsby and husband Noel of West Chester, Oh., Vicki Lucas and husband Jim of Georgetown, and Bill Rudd and wife Audra of Hamersville, four grandchildren, Brian Hornsby of West Chester, Jamie Lucas and wife Leah of Winchester, Kenneth Lucas and wife Jamie of Russellville, and Terry Hornsby of Mason, nine great grandchildren – Amber and Brandon Hornsby, Avery, Karrigan, Hunter and Tommy Lucas, Riley and Ricky Hite and Emily; four great-great grandchildren, Ava, Connor, Nathan and Andrea; one brother, Eugene Pitman and wife Juanita of Cincinnati, one sister, Ivadean Warren of Science Hill, Ky., and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and her extended church family. Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 State Route 125, Hamersville, Ohio 45130. Lloyd Hopper will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. Friday, until time of service at the church. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamersville Baptist Church, 1661 State Route 125, Hamersville, Ohio 45130. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Adrian Nelson Quade Akers, 9, Felicity, Oh., died on Sunday, January 5, 2014. He is survived by mother Kandice Akers, 1 sister, Kadence Akers, 1 brother, Damien Nolan, 3 aunts, Ashley Akers, Renee Manase and Jessica Akers, 3 uncles, Matthew Watt, Richard Akers and Kennedy Manase, biological mother, Brandi Lamb., great-grandfather, Murel Watt, great-grandmother, Alice Lewis. He was a member of Ms. Stevenson’s 3rd Grade class at Felicity Elementary. Funeral services have been set at the Felicity Christian Church, 847 St Rt 133, Felicity, Ohio, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. Visitation has been set for Monday, January 13, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the church. Arrangements by the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 N. Union St., Felicity, Ohio, 45120. Burial will be at the Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Rena (nee Campbell) Thompson, 84 Rena (nee Campbell) Thompson, 84, Fayetteville, Oh., passed away December 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Myles and Elsie Campbell; sons, Paul Thompson and Stephen Thompson; one grandson; one great-grandson and a sister, Anita Moriarty. She was born May 6, 1929. She was a graduate of Norwalk High School and a member of Fayetteville Christian Fellowship. She was beloved wife of George Thompson; loving mother of Peter (Karen) Thompson of Fayetteville, Tom (Marcell) Thompson of Fayetteville, Robert (Ronna) Thompson of Fayetteville, and mother-in-law of Cindy Thompson of Fayetteville, and Jan Thompson of Fayetteville, affectionate grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 where Pastor Ken Franklin officiated. Interment followed at Holy Ghost Cemetery in Fayetteville. Memorial donations may be directed to Fayetteville Christian Fellowship 4590 US Hwy 50 Fayetteville, OH 45118. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

THE WONDERFUL NAME The name Jesus is mentioned 981 times in the New Testament. In Matthew it is mentioned 170 times. Interestingly, in the book of Mark it is mentioned 97 times and 97 times exactly in the book of Luke. However, the one that mentions the name of Jesus most is the book of John. We recommend new converts to start reading in John because it is not easy for a new convert to start reading the Bible in Genesis or even Matthew. The book of John names the precious name of Jesus 253 times! The name Christ is mentioned 602 times in the Bible. But you see, He was never named Christ; He was born Christ! He was named Jesus on the eighth day. In the law of Moses a male child must be circumcised on the eighth day and only afterwards could he be named. Luke 1:31 states: “...thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.” Luke 2:21 tells us: “And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.” the name Jesus means Saviour. But He has always been Christ from eternity past. John 1:1-3 says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Jesus has always existed, but, He became a human being in order to be our kinsman Redeemer according to the law. Sometimes, as I look around at humanity I wonder just why God would elect to become a human; most of all when I look in the mirror and I think: who am I that God would bleed and die for me! But you know, outside of Jesus, Moses was the greatest prophet there ever was and he was a sheep herder for 40 years! A man told me not long ago that when you shear sheep it really stinks! You can not get the smell out of your clothes. God refers to us as sheep so I wonder what God thinks about us before we are cleaned up by the blood of Christ! In fact, in Isaiah 64:6 He tells us that our righteous-



ness is as filthy rags! Job 15:16 states: “How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?” And yet he loves us! it is amazing! John 3:16 tells us: “For god so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God Himself, in the form of man, elected to suffer and die for a bunch of filthy, smelly so called sheep! Think about it. First He left glorious heaven to become human, lived about 33 1/2 years, was crucified, resurrected, and then returned to Heaven to sit on the right hand of His Father. All we have to do is believe in Him and what he did, ask Him to forgive our sins and save our soul (Romans 10:9-13) and we can live eternally with Him in Heaven. He did all the work for us. Now, in Luke we have the genealogy of Jesus all the way back to Adam and Eve by way of Mary’s family. The book of Matthew presents Christ as King. Therefore, in chapter 1 the genealogy begins with Abraham and comes forward establishing Christ’s right to the throne through Joseph’s family. In verse 6 is David the king. Notice the word begat. That is always the connection with the father. The begat goes all the way to verse 16 and then it says: “And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” Joseph did not begat Jesus. Jesus had no earthly father. He is the only begotten of God the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Consider the name JESUS. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

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Hazel V. Beighle, 93 Hazel V. Beighle, 93 of Winchester, Oh., passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013. She was born December 30, 1920, in Magaffin, Ky., the daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Wheeler) Griffith. She was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert, 1 brother, 4 sisters and 1 grandson; Clifford Beighle. She is survived by 2 sons; Bob Beighle and wife Jeannie of Russellville, Sam Beighle and wife Becky of Winchester, 1 daughter; Linda Purdin and husband Dave of Winchester, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Funeral services were held Sunday January 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Cherry Fork Presbyterian Church. Burial followed at the Cherry Fork Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to the Ohio Veterans Home G- RBF, 2003 Veterans Blvd, Georgetown, OH 45121. The Meeker Funeral Home, Russellville, served the family.

Jennifer L. Butler, 48 Jennifer L. Butler, 48, Williamsburg, Oh., passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anella Lanham. She was born on November 11, 1965. She was the beloved wife of Arthur Butler of Williamsburg, loving stepmother of Joseph Butler of Cincinnati, Shawn Butler of Tampa, Flor., Leah Sisney of Cincinnati, AJ Butler of Cincinnati, and Jason Butler of Kentucky, caring grandmother of Rachel, Hope, Austin, Austin, Shelby, Tristin and Gabby; dear sister of Anella King of Texas, Paul Lanham of Pennsylvania and John Lanham of Wisconsin. Services were held Saturday, January 4, 2014. Memorial donations may be directed to the Living Church of Five Mile, 16908 US Highway 68, Mt. Orab, OH 45154. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Garry Gloeckner, 56 Garry Gloeckner, 56, Felicity, Oh., died on Thursday, January 2, 2014. He is survived by his 3 children: Andy Gloeckner, Megan Gloeckner and Kyle Gloeckner, grandson Bryce Fairbanks, ex-wife, Clare Watson, father and mother, Thomas and Jackie Gloeckner, 1 brother, Dale (Bonnie) Gloeckner, 1 nephew, Cory Gloeckner. Memorial services have been set at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 N. Union St., Felicity, Ohio, 45120, on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be on Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to: Bryce’s College Fund. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Edward L. Hughes, 80 Edward L. Hughes, 80, of Mt. Orab, Oh., passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Vernon and Leota Mae (née Hopkins) Hughes. Edward was born October 6, 1933. Mr. Hughes retired from EB Stimpson & Co. and was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab. He served in the US Army. He was the beloved husband of Grace L. (née Riddle) Hughes of Mt. Orab, dear brother of Geneva K. (Jim) Holden of Fayetteville, and JoAnn Graham of Fayetteville. Services were held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Burial was in Graceland Memorial Gardens, Milford. Dr. Charles Smith officiated. Memorial donations may be directed to Bible Baptist Church, 990 W Main Street, Mt. Orab, OH 45154. The Megie Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Inez R. Winkle, 98 Inez R. Winkle, 98, of the Mowrystown/Buford Community died Monday, January 6, 2014 in Dunedin, Florida. She was born April 12, 1915 near Buford. Mrs. Winkle is survived by one son, Nelson (Pat) Winkle of Sardinia, one daughter, Elaine (Floyd) Newberry of Lake Waynoka; 2 grandchildren, Doug Winkle, and Kim (Jim) Carr of the Mowrystown/Buford community; 2 step-grandchildren, John (Belinda) Newberry of Andover, Kansas, and Dr. Sheila Newberry of Dunedin, Flor., 6 great grandchildren: Jay, Andy, and Brandi Winkle and Maggie, Atlee, and Lydia Carr; 2 step-great grandchildren: Alexa and Ashton Newberry, and one step-great great granddaughter Harley Schultz; and one former granddaughter-in-law Terri Winkle. She was preceded by her husband of 45 years Robert Winkle April 30, 1984. She was a 1933 graduate of Buford High School, a 2005 recipient of the Highland County Hall of Fame, a charter member of the Lake Waynoka Lions Club, founder of the Sardinia-Mowrystown Lioness Club, member of the Highland County Senior Citizens, and the Brown County Senior Citizens. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Visitation has been set for Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. at the Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, with Pastor Kraig Walker officiating. Interment will be in the Mowrystown Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the donor's charity of choice. The Edgington Funeral Home, Mowrystown, served the family.

Alfred E. "Gene" Orme, 81, Hamersville, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Loving husband of the late Bonnie (nee Souder) Orme, dear father of Kristi (Mike) Profitt, Kim Orme, Dixie (Charlie) Benjamin, Kelly Orme, Wray Jean Orme, Audie (Joy) Orme and Bill (Terri) Orme, Kathy Orme and the late Rick Orme, brother of Emma Jean Thomas, Sue Ann Engle, Veronica Fraley, Norma Gibbons, Connie Martin and the late Bessie Crum and Cordella Orme, brother-in-law of Joann Gragg and the late Jean Bohl. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation has been set for 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m., on Friday, January 10, 2014 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.


Alfred E. "Gene" Orme, 81

Dr. Freida L. Devore Kehrt, 90 Dr. Freida L. Devore Kehrt, 90, Milford, Oh., formerly of Felicity, Oh., died on Monday, January 6, 2014. She was the wife of the late Dr. Kenneth Kehrt. Member of the Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century. Funeral services have been set at the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, 323 N. Union St., Felicity, Ohio, 45120, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Felicity Cemetery, Felicity. The Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity, served the family.

Jimmie Gene Martin, 67 Jimmie Gene Martin, 67 of Hamersville, Oh., died Friday, January 3, 2014. He retired after 27 years from Senco, was a police officer for 18 years for the Georgetown, Mt.Orab and Sardinia Police Departments and the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and a United States Air Force Veteran. Jimmie was born September 26, 1946 in Wahlsburg, Oh., the son of the late Clarence and Martha Leola (Lucas) Martin. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Johnnie Martin and one niece, Hannah Martin. Mr. Martin is survived by one son, Jeffrey Martin and wife Lori of Aberdeen, two grandchildren, Andrew and Melissa Lupercio, one brother, Jack Martin and wife Karen of Seaman, one sister-in-law, Mary Martin of Ripley, eight nieces and nephews, Christopher Martin, Johnnie Martin, Jr. and Kyle Martin all of Georgetown, Jamie Martin of New Richmond, Jacqueline Scott of Manchester, Sylvester Tyrone Martin of Amelia, Stacie Martin of Hillsboro, and Matt Martin of Winchester, three aunts, Eulalia Thompson and May Lindsey both of Georgetown, and Freida Gump of California; one uncle, Charles R. “Jr.” Martin of Decatur, and special friends, Carla Carr, Carolyn Kessel and Ronnie Blair. Graveside services have been set for 10 a.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. Visitation has been set for 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2014 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Georgetown. Interment will be in the Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown, with military services by the Carey-Bavis American Legion Post #180 of Georgetown, Ohio. The Cahall Funeral Home, Georgetown, served the family.

Hazel Mae (nee Hughes) Meeker, 91 Hazel Mae (nee Hughes) Meeker, 91, Mt. Orab, Oh., died Monday, January 6, 2014. She was a homemaker. She was born December 31, 1922 in Mt. Orab, the daughter of the late Wilbur Edgar and Alice (Waits) Hughes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Meeker; one son, Dennis Meeker and one brother, Denver Hughes. Mrs. Meeker is survived by one daughter, Judy Meeker of Mt. Orab, one granddaughter, Allison Sizemore and husband Justin of Mt. Orab, two grandsons, Brad Meeker and wife Jennifer of Mt. Orab, and J.C. Meeker and wife Amber of Mt. Orab, and five great grandchildren. Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Mt. Orab. Joe Strunk will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mt. Orab Cemetery, Mt. Orab. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Orab Church of Christ, 400 Smith Avenue, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154; the Mt. Orab Life Squad, 115 Spice Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 or Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 215 Hughes Blvd., Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154. The Cahall Funeral Home, Mt. Orab, served the family.

Michael Earl Shaw, 61 Michael Earl Shaw, 61, of Plant City, Fla., passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013. Michael was born in Sardinia, to Earl Shaw and June (Shively) Shaw on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1952. He was baptized in 1962 and became a member of the Buford Church of Christ. Michael was a 1970 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay and attended Tri-County College (University of Cincinnati) where he graduated with an Associates Degree in Arts. In 1973, Michael moved to Florida where he worked for The Green Plumbing and Air Conditioning Company. He loved animals, gardening, cooking and reading anything he could get his hands on. He is survived by his mother June (Shively) Shaw-Stephan, Buford, one daughter, Amy, his grand-daughter Victoria, and grandson John Michael Minarchick, Florida, two sisters, Cindy Moberly, Mt. Orab, Nancy (Ahren) Roach, Buford, one brother, Jeff Shaw, Fargo, ND, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl L. Shaw, maternal grandparents, Alvy and Elizabeth (Roell) Shively, and paternal grandparents, Nathan and Virginia (Ham) Shaw and brother-in-law, Glenn Moberly. Michael was cremated and laid to rest on Sunday, December 29, 2013 in Buford cemetery. Hugh Hurley of Buford Church of Christ officiated the service.

Kevin J. Mullins, 49 Kevin J. Mullins, 49, Bethel, passed away January 8, 2014. He was the devoted husband of Eva M. (Rummer) Mullins, dear father of Zach S. Mullins and Robby (Ginger) Bullock, grandfather of Nathan Hite, brother of Molly Kemper, Diana Collins, Valerie Benjamin and Kenneth Mullins Jr. Visitation has been set for Friday, January 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Funeral service has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday January 11, 2014 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home Bethel. Burial Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel. The E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel, served the family.




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Open Arms***** Always to meet Open Arms*****Always will be meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Orab LaRosa's. The discussion will be an overview of the last year and planning for the next year's projects. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call (937) 515-9543.

GEVS early dismissal date set

Cecil, Stovall engaged Frank and Mindy Cecil of Sterling Township, are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Joel, a 2010 Western Brown High School graduate, to Raissa Stovall, daughter of Randy and Rita Stovall of Scottsville, KY. Joel and Raissa will both be graduating from Berea College in May with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physical Education and Biology, respectively. The couple is planning their wedding for May 17, 2014 at Rosemont Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. The Brown County Press would like to congratulate Joel and Raissa on their upcoming nuptials.


Bradley celebrates 90th birthday with Open House and Card Shower The family of Geneva Bradley is hosting an Open House and Card Shower in celebration of her 90th birthday. The Open House will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 2 - 5 p.m. at 107 West Point Place, Mt. Orab. Cards and birthday wishes would be greatly appreciated, and they can be sent to Geneva at 3777 Greenbush West Road, Mt. Orab, Oh. 45154. Please, no gifts. The Brown County Press would like to wish Geneva Bradley a very Happy 90th Birthday!

Huntington Hotshots 4-H Club invite you to first 2014 meeting


Sardinia students recognized as VIP’s These Sardinia Elementary students were recognized in the months of November and December by their second grade classmates. The VIPs pictured are front row (L to R): Madison Riggs, Cadance Bolar, Tyler McClain, back row (L to R): Addison Jones, Becca Moore, Kaydon Watson.

Huntington Hotshots 4H Club and Cloverbuds will have their first meeting of the new year at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Aberdeen Methodist Church basement. Regular meetings will be held the second Tuesday of the month starting in February. Eligibility for 4-H membership for Cloverbuds begins when a child has reached age 5 and in enrolled in Kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year. Membership to the 4H Club program begins when a child is at least age

8 and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year. 4-H membership ends December 31 of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19. Please come to the first meeting for more information. There are so many projects to take. We have activities, meetings, and community service projects. Deadline for enrollment is April 1. For more information call Co-Head Advisors, Katie Doyal at (937) 5494197 or (937) 217-2664 or Lynn Kragler at (937) 5492941.

Shawnee State University Students urged to apply announces fall graduates for construction scholarships The annual Fall Commencement at Shawnee State University with 166 students graduating was held on Friday, Dec. 13 in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. President Rita Rice Morris gave the opening remarks speaking to the parents, faculty and students. "With your degree from Shawnee State University, you have demonstrated a commitment to knowledge," Morris said

to the students. "Now, you have the tools to advance your careers, take on whatever challenges life places before you, and reach your highest goals. Now, it's time for the world to benefit from your talents, gifts, and knowledge." Anna Fuchs, of Hillsboro, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood PreK-3. Kassady Jodrey, of Winchester, graduated with a bachelor's degree

in Psychology. Christina Howison, of Bethel, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Rebecca Worthington, of Mt. Orab, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Samantha Attinger, of Mt. Orab, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Individualized Studies. Nicholas Fields, of Sardinia, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering.


SOACDF grant applications available The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation will be accepting applications January 1 – 31, 2014 for the Educational Excellence Competitive Grant Program for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Individuals who have a current Farm Service Number on record with the Farm Service Agency as of July 1, 2011 and reside in the 22 counties the Foundation serves OR tobacco quota owners, quota owners/growers, or grower/tenants of Farm Service Agency record in any single crop year from 1997 through 2004, and their immediate family dependents, that are enrolled at an accredited institution and are seeking a Bachelor degree are eligible. Applicants must be enrolled as a full time sophomore, junior or senior in the 2014-2015 school year to be eligible.

Applications and guidelines are available at your local FSA Office, the Foundation Office or online at The Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation serves 22 counties in southern Ohio by providing educational assistance, agricultural and economic

development grants. The Foundation has awarded more than $13 million in educational grants alone since the programs began in 2001. For questions regarding the Educational Assistance Grant Program, call the Foundation office at (937) 393-2700 or Ed Vollborn at (740) 4411479.

Western Brown FFA participates in Auction Members of the Western Brown FFA are participating with the Eastern Brown FFA in the Brown County FFA Consignment Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, January 18 starting at 10 a.m. on the Brown County Fair Grounds.

Items will be received on site the week of the sale starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. More information is available at or cell at (513) 316-9660

Applications for the 2014-2015 Builders Exchange scholarship program are now available online at Started in 1959, the BX Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1,000,000 to Ohio students over the last 50 plus years. In 2013 alone, $60,000 was awarded to 48 area students. With awards of as much as $4,000, the scholarships are for stu-

dents pursuing degrees in construction-related fields. BX Scholarships are available to high school seniors and those students currently enrolled in a twoor four-year college program. Majors of recent recipients have ranged from architecture, to engineering, to landscaping, to construction management and the technical trades. The following criteria are considered when

Sarah Kelsey inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Sarah Kelsey of Mount Orab, majoring in Chemistry, is one of 53 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who were inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony in November. Kelsey is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional


awarding scholarships: academics, leadership in extracurricular activities, financial need and the applicant's potential impact on the central Ohio construction community. For more information or to receive an application, call Stacey Kruse at the Builders Exchange, (614) 486-9521, ext. 233, or send an email to Friday, February 21 at noon is the deadline to submit applications for the 2014-2015 Builders Exchange scholarship program.

staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Mt. Orab Livewires 4-H Club now accepting new members The Mount Orab Livewires 4-H Club is looking to extend their membership for the upcoming year. If your child is between the ages of 8 (and in the third grade) and 18 as of January 1st of this year they may be eligible to join. If you are interested in joining or would like more information please contact Susan Kelsey at (937) 444-5107 or Lori Nethero at (513) 317-0250.


Sunquest welcomes Phelps Sunquest Hair Designs would like to welcome a new hairstylist, Aundrea Phelps. She is a graduate of Southern Hills Joint Vocational School and has been working in the area since graduation in 2011. She loves all aspects of hair but enjoys cuts and color the most!



The Georgetown Exempted Village Schools will be dismissed early on Friday, January 17, 2014. On this date the following dismissal schedule will apply: 1:27 p.m. - Georgetown Jr/Sr High School students dismissed; 2:10 p.m. - Elementary School walkers and car riders dismissed; 2:20 p.m. - Elementary School bus riders dismissed.

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gally entering a home to commit theft between November 23 and December 3. Jerry Cooper, 48 of Feesburg, faces second degree felony Aggravated Vehicular Assault and fifth degree felony Failure to Stop After an Accident charges. He also faces first degree misdemeanor charges of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Drug of Abuse(two counts) and Driving Under OVI Suspension. The charges are based on an incident on September 24. John Pierce, 19 of Georgetown, faces three counts of third degree felony Aggravated Vehicular Assault and two counts of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Drug of Abuse. The charges are based on an incident on September 29. Christina Martin, 29 of Georgetown, faces fifth degree felony counts of Forgery and Receiving Stolen Property. The charges are based on alleged behavior between December 7 and December 9. Katie Salisbury, 33 of Georgetown, faces fifth degree felony counts of Possession of Heroin and Aggravated Possession of Drugs. An indictment means that charges have been filed against an individual. It is not a finding or admission of guilt.

FSB to acquire Advantage Bank in WCH Locally-Based Community Financial Institution to Serve Fayette County !January 2, 2014 - First State Bank announced today that it has signed a branch purchase agreement to acquire the Advantage Bank branch in downtown Washington Court House, located at 134 East Court Street. The acquisition will include deposits of $40 million [as of September 30, 2013], loans of $19 million [as of September 30, 2013], and certain fixed assets associated with the branch. This transaction will increase the total assets of First State Bank to approximately $310 million across its ten banking centers located in Adams, Brown, Highland and Fayette counties. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is anticipated to be complete in early 2014. “We are very pleased to be expanding into the Fayette County market,” said Mike Pell, President and CEO of First State Bank. “Over the

years, our success has been built on providing superior banking products and exceptional customer service. We believe this approach will be very well received in Fayette County,” said Pell. In October of 2013 Camco Financial Corporation, the parent of Advantage Bank, announced that it entered into an agreement to merge with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Completion of the branch purchase is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals, and the closing of the Camco merger with Huntington. First State Bank offers customers a full range of products including traditional, personal and commercial loan and deposit solutions, with the added capacity for retail service. Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of convenient online and mobile banking. To learn more about First State Bank, visit


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 one or more of the chemicals needed to make methamphetamine on December 19. Joshua Bronson, 32 of Amelia, is charged with one third degree felony count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs. Niederhelman is accused of assembling or possessing one or more of the chemicals needed to make methamphetamine on December 19. Bronson is also charged with Possessing Drug Abuse Instruments, a second degree misdemeanor. Crystal Murphy, 41 of Georgetown, is charged with Illegal Processing of Drug Documents and Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug. Both charges are fourth degree felonies allegedly committed on December 19. Justin Sturgill, 22 of Georgetown, faces two counts of second degree Felonious Assault for allegedly attacking a man with a knife on December 17. Nathan Blevins, 28 of Mt. Orab, faces second degree felony Burglary and fifth degree felony Theft charges. He is accused of illegally entering a home to commit theft between November 23 and December 3. Heather Rains, 28 of Mt. Orab, faces second degree felony Burglary and fifth degree felony Theft charges. She is accused of ille-


Attendees participate in a past Buy Local Foods Seminar.

Cincinnati food hub to be featured at Georgetown produce meeting On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Catholic Rural Life and the OK River Valley Chapter of OEFFA (Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Ass'n) will sponsor the Seventh Annual Buy Local Foods Seminar. Kristin Gangwer, Manager of the Our Harvest Cooperative Food Hub Project in Cincinnati, will

there will be other workshops and discussions on topics such as raising sheep, gardening through different times in one's life span, the state of local food in the central Ohio River Valley, maple syrup production, farm to school, and intensive gardening on a small lot. The seminar will be held at St.

George Parish Hall, 509 East State Street (State Route 125) Georgetown, Ohio 45121 from 1:45 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Julie Kline (937) 392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier (937) 3784769 (day); (937) 3784560 (evening). No charge. Everyone welcome.

Neece graduates 2014 wildlife and from basic training habitat workshop Air Force Airman Benjamin P. Neece graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Neece is the son of Tonya Neece of Batavia, and nephew of Denise Bidwell of Mount Orab. He is a 2011 graduate of Batavia High School.


Airman Benjamin P. Neece

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to be hosting the 2014 Wildlife and Habitat Management Workshop on Saturday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southern State Community College in Fincastle. This workshop is for the landowner or wildlife enthusiast that wants to manage land and wildlife successfully. The event will include a variety of informational sessions presented by professionals in the conservation and land management fields. The morning keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Gates, Professor from The Ohio State University, speaking on the bobwhite quail

population in Southern Ohio. Additional topics will include woodland management, habitat incentive programs for landowners, nature photography, the Asian longhorned beetle, and so much more. Pre-registration is required. The cost of $15 includes morning refreshments, lunch, and handout materials. Due to facility space, registrations will be limited to the first 80 on a first come, first served basis. Call-in registrations are due no later than February 28, 2014. For additional information or to request a registration brochure call the Brown County SWCD office at (937) 378-4424.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program: This is what a girl can do What can a girl do? A world of good! It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and girls can’t wait to show you how they run their own cookie business! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world, and it empowers girls with the strength, abilities and drive they’ll need to become accomplished

Free ‘Weight Loss’, ‘Smoking Cessation’ and ‘Stress & Tension Relief’ Hypnosis Seminar Coming Soon Leslie Reynolds CH., in conjunction with the non-profit organization Health Awareness Clinics will be conducting two free to the public hypnosis seminars. The first free seminar (a $5.00 donation is appreciated) will be at 6:30 pm on Monday January 20th, at Frisch’s located at 11157 State Route 41 in West Union and the second seminar will be held on Tuesday January 21st at the Eagles Lodge, 600 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown at 6:30 as well. Anyone 16 and over is welcome to attend. There is no pre-registration, just arrive 15 minutes early and sign in. For more information on hypnosis and hypnotherapy please visit


give the keynote speech about her food hub which is creating jobs, training farmers and getting more local produce into area institutions, grocery stores and restaurants. Ms. Gangwer will also lead a discussion telling local producers and consumers about the nuts and bolts of Our Harvest. In addition

women who benefit themselves, their family and the world. By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop lifelong skills that increase their self-confidence and add new dimensions to their lives. Through the cookie program, girls are presented opportunities to learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Additionally, girls help earn their own way for activities and service projects they choose to do for the year. All Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds stay in the community. Beginning Friday, January 10, 2014, girls will begin taking Girl Scout cookie orders. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio will be offering customers a premium selection of the best-selling Girl Scout cookies. A total of six Girl Scout cookies are offered: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos

and Savannah Smiles. Roni Luckenbill, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio CEO states, “With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns to set goals, make a plan and manage money. As women, they’ll need to know these things whether their goal is to start a business, a family or both. No university has produced as many female business owners as has the Girl

Scout Cookie Program.” Girl Scout cookies are made by Little Brownie Bakers and cookies are selling for $4 a box. In addition, there’s still time to be a Girl Scout this year. Girls wishing to join are welcome and can also participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. For information about joining, go to or call your regional Girl Scout Center.



Grand Jury indicts eleven on charges

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tarily attend for extra help as well. “I’m excited about the program”, Burrows said. “For us, it’s about every child, every day. When you break it down to that level it becomes a win not only for the students, but the community as well. Failure is not an option in Georgetown schools.” Burrows said that zero period was created with the future of the kids in the district in mind. “”Our long term goal is with five years to have every

kid graduate from Georgetown with an Associates Degree or a career tech certificate. With that goal in mind, we have to close any academic gaps early so the kids can hit their freshman and sophomore years with the skill and confidence to tackle college level courses.” Burrows predicted that the one on one time available to struggling students will begin to pay benefits very quickly. “We will definitely see kids that have traditionally not been successful turn things around and, more importantly, build relationships with teachers that they would-



Phone: (800) 404-3157 Fax: (937) 444-2652 E-mail: SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Revised Code, Sec. 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, BROWN COUNTY CASE NO 20130399CVE CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff -vsDebra J. Thompson, et al Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the west door of the Courthouse on the Square in Georgetown, Ohio, in the above named County, on Monday, the 27th day of January, 2014, at 1:00 o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Brown and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Clark to-wit: Situated in the Township of Clark, County of Brown, State of Ohio, being a part of Albert Gallatin’s Military Survey No. 3859, being a part of the 78.190 acres tract as conveyed to Countrytyme Lebanon Ltd. and recorded in Official Record Volume 209, Page 604 of the Brown County Recorder’s Office, and being further bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a miner spike (set) in the centerline of Lucas Road (County Road No. 41), said miner spike being the northeasterly corner of a 3.020 acres tract as conveyed to Terre D. Ogden (D.B. 258, Page 118) and being the Southeasterly corner of 50.240 acres tract as conveyed to Eugene Riley, et ux (D.B. 270, Page 192); Thence with Riley’s easterly N. 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. E, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 25.00 ft., a total distance of 937.43 ft. to a 5/8” iron pin (set); Thence with a new division line N 89 deg. 23 min. 26 sec. E, a distance of 226.18 ft. to a 5/8” iron pin (set); Thence with another new division line S 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. W, passing a 5/8” iron pin (set) at 947.26, a total distance of 972.26 ft. to a miner spike (set) in the centerline of Lucas Road, said miner spike also being in the northerly line of a 1.152 acres tract as conveyed to Grace Robinson (D.B. 257, Page 026); Thence with Robinson’s northerly line N 88 deg. 19 min. 49 sec. W, leaving the centerline of Lucas Road, a distance of 225.66 ft. to a stone (found), said stone being in the easterly line of the aforementioned 3.020 acres tract as conveyed to Terre D. Ogden (D.B . 258, Page 118); Thence with Ogden’s easterly line N 03 deg. 48 min. 16 sec. E, a distance of 25.84 ft. to the beginning, containing 5.010 acres of land. Subject to all legal easements and rights of way of record. Bearings are based upon the record bearing (S 88 deg. 50 min. 40 sec. E) of the southerly line of the 5.961 acres tract as found in Deed Book 249, Page 675. Land surveyed in June and July 1999, under the direction of Eric N. Lutz, Registered Professional Surveyor No. 7232, the survey plat of which is referred to as Drawing No. S99-220 on file in the office of McCarty Associates, Hillsboro, Ohio. Parcel No. 030701720300 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 241, Page 319 More commonly known as: 2919 Lucas Road, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 Said Premises Located at 2919 Lucas Road, Hamersville, Ohio 45130 There was not an inside inspection of the property and the Sheriff is not liable for the condition of the property upon confirmation of the sale. Said Premises Appraised at $67,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Publication Dates: December 22 & 29, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Terms of Sale: 10% of purchase price to be paid on day of sale. Balance due within 30 days. Dwayne Wenninger Sheriff Brown County, Ohio Colette S. Carr #0075097 Attorney ----------------------------------------

NOTICE OF ACCEPTING BIDS Sealed bids are being accepted by the Pike Township Board of Trustees, Brown County, Ohio, for the sale of the following township equipment: Swinson Hopper Salt Spreader 1 Ton Capacity The equipment may be viewed Thursday afternoons between 4PM-7PM at the township building located at 12700 SR 774, outside of Mt. Orab, OH. For more information contact Roger Griffith, Trustee, 513-3132056; or Michael Foster, Zoning Inspector, 937-444-2772. Bids are being accepted until Thursday, January 23, 2014. Bids may be mailed to Pike Township Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 95, Mt. Orab, OH, 45154; or left at the township building on Thursday afternoons between 4PM - 7PM. Please mark envelope “Salt Spreader Bid”. The board reserves the right to refuse any and all bids received. Submitted by Jenny Lind Conrad, Fiscal Officer 937-444-7418 BCP 1-12-14, 1-19-14 ---------------------------------------NOTICE TO BID The Pike Township Board of Trustees is seeking bids for the mowing of three township cemeteries for the 2014 season. Please contact Jay Anderson, Trustee, at 937-444-7089, for more information and the mowing specifications. Sealed bids must be submitted to Pike Township, P.O. Box 95, Mt. Orab, OH 45154, or to any Pike Township Trustee, prior to the regular meeting to be held Thursday, January 16, 2014; 7PM; at the Township Building located at 12700 SR 774, south of Mt. Orab. Please mark the envelope containing the bid “Mowing Bid”. Proof of insurance and worker’s compensation, if required, must be provided with submitted bid. Submitted by Jenny Lind Conrad, Fiscal Officer 937-444-7418 BCP 1-5-14, 1-12-14 ----------------------------------------

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n’t have had a chance to build when we have over 500 kids in the building”, he said. Georgetown Junior-Senior High School Principal Jerry Underwood said the idea for zero period came about when the district began taking a detailed look at the available academic data from students. “We have the ability to see what each students weaknesses are and we needed time to get some one on one intervention to get those students some help”, he said. Underwood said that he understood that asking kids to be in school a little earlier might make the early morning schedule a bit more stressful for parents, but said that the district could offer a solution. “They always have the option of having their child ride the bus, because we offer bus service to get the kids here at 7:10 every day without any problems. It’s the only time in the day where they can get one on one intervention without twenty other kids in the classroom. If you do that thirty minutes a day, five days a week, they can make substantial strides in their academic performance”, Underwood said. Underwood discussed the program with the Georgetown Board of Education on January 8. In addition to hearing from Underwood, the board held their organizational meeting for 2014. Longtime board president Ralph Sininger asked that someone else take on that role, and the board nominated Dr. Jeff Donohoo as President and Dr. Raymond Virost as Vice President. New board member Jon Linkous was also sworn in by board treasurer Eric Toole. The board set the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. as the regular meeting time.


The Georgetown Exempted Village Board of Education met January 8, hearing about the changes to “zero period” at the Junior-Senior High School.

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DAVID DUGAN OSU EXTENSION SERVING ADAMS, BROWN AND HIGHLAND CO. The OSU Extension Master Gardeners in Brown County will continue to offer gardening tips and seminars at Southern State Community College’s South Campus in Fincastle. The programs are offered on the 3rd Thursday of the month. They are open to the public and there in no charge, so yes they are FREE! The program will start each night at 6:00 p.m. in the library. Plan to attend these programs if they are of interest to you. They are not a series, so you can attend any or all. The popularity of these programs has continued to grow and so has attendance. If you want a good seat, come early. The schedule for the coming months is: January 16 - Moving into a new landscape February 20 - Native plants in your landscape March 20 - Composting April 17 - Trees and Shrubs May 15 - Fairy Gardens Dates to Remember January 17 - Agriculture is Everyone’s Business sponsored by Highland Co. Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are required for this event at the Patriot Center on the Central Campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. The program features national Ag Broadcaster Max Armstrong and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels. January 17 - Tobacco Expo and Kentucky Cattlemen Convention, Heritage Hall, Lexington, KY.

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This old 100 year old wrought iron fence stands in front of the Sardinia Cemetery. Discussion continue on options for the fence.



CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 to destroy any of our village’s history, but I just feel like in it’s current condition, bent up, falling over and coming apart, something needs to be done.” Bumbalough continued, “I gave this project a lot of thought and did some research on having it repaired before I brought it to the attention of council. The closest place that might be able to repair the fence to its original condition is out of state, and we would have to deliver it to their factory. This village doesn’t have that kind of money. I was told the restoration could cost between $50,000 and possibly as high as $75,000.” Bumbalough added that a lot of companies wouldn’t even attempt trying to repair the old fence.

“I know a lot of people feel like the old fence is a part of history, but personally, I feel the beautiful cemetery itself, and the people buried there, are the history, not that old fence. Council hasn’t made any decision on what our first step will be regarding the fence and we are up for ideas on what can be done.” But according to Kinnett, the fence really does carry a lot of Sardinia history and it would be wrong to just remove it. “All we want at this point is a little time to look into other options, other than tearing it down,” Kinnett said. “We have had a lot of people coming to us who don’t want the fence torn down. We just need the opportunity to explore our options. We have already talked to area welders and fence builders about the

possibility of repairing the old wrought iron fence, and we’ve also had the offer made by one gentlemen to donate some wrought iron to the project to help with repairs.” Kinnett added that even if the village decides to replace the old fence, the quality would be inferior to the original. “So we’re just asking for more time before council starts removing the fence,” Kinnett added. Bumbalough said that in the end, the decision will be made by members of council. “We certainly want to do what’s best for the village,” Bumbaloug h said. “The fence is in terrible condition and I don’t believe it can be saved, it’s just too old. So, I’m sure discussions will continue on this issue.”

Creature Feature Your pet’s senior years start at the age of seven Did you know your pets’ senior years start at age seven? Frequently asked vet questions: My pet’s always been healthy. Why should I worry now that they’re a little older? Just like people, your cat’s or dog’s health will change as it ages. And because pets age faster than people, major health changes can happen quickly. Especially for senior pets, early detection and treatment can help them live longer, healthier lives. Regular checkups can uncover hidden disease before it is clinically apparent. Many infectious diseases show few signs during initial infection. As disease progresses and signs become visible, it may be harder for senior pets to fight infection. What particular risks does my senior pet face? Similar to people in their “golden years,” senior pets have an increased risk of diabetes, heart and endocrine disease, and cancer. Because these diseases show few signs in early stages, preventive health care and routine blood work are very important. Issues with mobility often affect pets as they become older. Arthritis or stiffness in the joints can be painful and lead to decreased exercise and activity levels, or make simple tasks like climbing stairs more difficult. Pets with mobility issues often face additional risks associated with a medication for pain/inflammation (NSAIDs). Without monitoring, NSAI Ds can affect the kidneys and liver over time. Regular blood work will ensure your pet stays healthy and pain free. Also like aging people, senior pets have • a greater risk of gaining excess weight because of changes in metabolism, exercise levels and more.


As a pet’s • weight increases, so does their risk for developing heart and liver disease. What can I do to help? Schedule bi-annual visits for your pet. Regular comprehensive examinations can help your veterinarian detect disease sooner, even if your pet shows no signs of being sick. Watch for changes in your pet’s health. Tell your veterinarian immediately if you notice any changes in behavior, diet, exercise/activity level or mobility. Help your pet live a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and exercise can help your pet live longer and healthier, so make sure they eat right and

play often. Screening diagnostics play a big role in maintaining health. Regular blood panels allow veterinarians to trend organ function over time, which helps identify weakening or poorly functioning organs. Blood pressures and EKG readings help vets determine overall cardiovascular health. X-Rays allow your veterinarian to evaluate organ size, look for masses and aid in early disease diagnosis. Also, some breeds and mixes are prone to glaucoma, and regular eye exams and pressure checks help save your pet’s eyesight as they age, not to mention help prevent the extreme pain caused by glaucoma. Dr. Dan Meakin is the owner of All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike in Amelia. Call (513) 797-PETS.



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the law include the cost of a kennel license going from $60 for 5 or more dogs to $80, plus $1 per tag for any additional dogs. The biggest change made was to who is eligible to purchase a kennel license and under what circumstances. “One change people are facing, which is my biggest concern, is the change in the law that states that kennel license can no longer be purchased for hunting dogs,” Hall said. “Kennel licenses will only be issued for those who breed-for-sale, those who keep “show” dogs and those who have filed with the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a “dog rescue” center.” Hall said that in 2013 the county sold over 500 kennel license, which means there are five or more dogs at that residence. But with the new changes now in place her office has not received any applications for a kennel license by Jan. 8. “These changes by the state are really going to open up a can of worms,” added Hall. “I’m trying to make myself available to residents to explain anything they don’t understand. I also hope that they understand that I didn’t make these changes, they are state mandated. In fact all these changes have created a lot of extra work for me and my staff.” Hall will be available next

week to answer questions and to purchase dog tags at the following locations and dates: • Monday, Jan. 13 in Fayetteville at the library from 5 to 8 p.m.; • Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Mt. Orab at the library from 5 to 8 p.m.; • Thursday, Jan 16 in Aberdeen at the library from 5 to 8 p.m. Residents have three options for purchasing a dog license. They can buy a one-year license for $12, a three-year tag for $36 or a life-time tag for $120. “After Jan. 31, 2014, the one-year tag jumps to $24,” Hall said. “And the threeyear or the life-time tags can only be purchased during December and January. “This year we’ve added on-line tag purchasing for a one-year tag, which will be very convenient for a lot of people.” Other locations throughout the county where dog tags can be purchased include: • Bethel Feed and Supply; • Brown County Animal Shelter in Georgetown; • Crosstown Carryout in Williamsburg; • Fayetteville Hardware and Supply; • Village of Mt. Orab; • Wright’s County Store in Mt. Orab. (Dog licenses at any of these satellite locations will cost an additional 75 cents.) During Hall’s recent visit

to the Sardinia library, more than 60 residents purchased dog tags, but no kennel licenses were purchased. “I was very happy with the number of residents who took advantage of my visit to

the Sardinia library,” Hall said. “I want to help people as much as I can, and I feel this is a good way of doing that. I was disappointed that no one purchased a kennel license. Unfortunately, fami-

lies who own 10 or 20 dogs can no longer call themselves kennels, they just have a lot of dogs. Dogs that must be licenced.” The auditor’s office will sell the one-year tags along

with the new three-year tag and the lifetime tag. If the resident does not receive a renewal application and would like one mailed the them they should call the office at (937) 378-6398.






SHCTC students host farewell assembly Students at Southern Hills Career Technical Center staged a surprise assembly on December 18 to honor their retiring principal, Tim Chadwell. While Mr. Chadwell was called to the district office under the guise of taking care of retirement matters, students and staff quietly gathered in the school’s dining commons. As Mr. Chadwell returned, he was greeted with cheers and applause. During the assembly, students expressed their appreciation for the help and direction Mr. Chadwell had given them during their time at Southern Hills. Fourteen students, one from each career-tech program, sang “The Fourteen Days of Christmas” to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” naming career tech program-related items in the song. Mr. Chadwell was given gifts from the staff and the Southern Hills Board of Education, and even received




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a visit from Santa Claus (Tanner Burchett, Ag Mechanics student). After speeches, a few tears, and well wishes for Mr. Chadwell’s new venture with Ohio Department of Education, students were treated to cupcakes from the Culinary Arts program before leaving school for the day.

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Lady Rockets ranked 5th in Ohio AP polls Fayetteville-Perry girls unbeaten at 9-0 record BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press




The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets are ranked as the fifth Division IV high school girls' basketball team in Ohio in early season Associated Press polls. Front row, from left, are assistant coach Tory Rummel, Megan Eyre, Makayla Rosselot, Alex Carson, Claire Carson, and assistant coach Lindsay Tussey; back row, head coach Toby Sheets, Corinne Strong, Samantha Murphy, Meghan Koch, Lincoln Smyth, Carly Burroughs, Mariah Hazelbaker, Emily Burroughs, and assistant coach Russ Ward.

G-Men tame the Tigers Bradley records doubledouble in Georgetown win BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Georgetown G-Men upped their overall record to 6-2 by cruising to a 61-37 victory on the road over the Bethel-Tate Tigers to kick off play in the new year, Jan. 3. The G-Men got off to a hot start, going on an early 21-4 run in the first quarter en route to a 24-point victory over the home-standing Tigers. There were three G-Men to shoot for double figures in the win. Georgetown junior Gage Bradley put together a double-double performance with 12 points

and 10 rebounds. Georgetown junior Jake Miller ended the night with 11 points to go along with six steals and five assists, while junior teammate Tanner Pack contributed 11 points, four steals, and three rebounds in the G-Men's winning effort. Georgetown senior Bruce Derrick-Williams finished just shy of a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds. Georgetown head coach Jerry Underwood was pleased with his crew's performance against the Tigers after suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Eastern Warriors in the Brown County

Brown County Athletes of the Week GAGE BRADLEY Georgetown junior Gage Bradley put together a double-double performance with 12 points and 10 rebounds to aid the GMen in their Jan. 3 victory over the Bethel-Tate Tigers. Bradley buried five-ofnine shots from the field, which included one threepointer, and connected one-of-two attempts from the foul line. He also dished for two assists and snatched two steals, as the G-Men strolled to a 61-37 win.



shooting from the field, 77.8-percent from the foul line, and 40.4-percent from three-point range. Rosselot also averages just under five rebounds per match-up. Senior guard Megan Eyre averages 15.2 points per game with 51.5-percent shooting from the field, 76percent shooting from the charity stripe, and 35.9-percent from beyond the arc. She also averages 4.9 rebounds, four assists, and 4.1 steals per game. Senior guard Alex Carson averages 9.4 points, 5.1 assists, 2.9 steals, and 2.6 rebounds per game. Fayetteville's 5'11” junior forward, Carly Burroughs, is the Lady Rockets' leading rebounder with an average of 9.6 boards per game. She

Fayetteville’s senior hoop standout, Megan Eyre, has played a significant role in the Lady Rockets’ success on the court this season. Eyre averages 15.2 points per game with 51.5-percent shooting from the field, 76-percent shooting from the charity stripe, and 35.9-percent from beyond the arc. She also averages 4.9 rebounds, four assists, and 4.1 steals per game. The Lady Rockets stood at a 10-0 overall record as of Jan. 8.

Classic Holiday Tournament championship game on Dec. 28. “We jumped out early and then tried to work on some things,” Underwood said following the win at Bethel. “Overall, I thought we played well.” Buckets by Bradley, Jake Cropper, and Williams gave the G-Men a 6-0 lead to help set the pace for the Jan. 3 win. Bethel-Tate senior Jake Robinson lit up the Tigers' side of the scoreboard by sinking a turn-around jump shot early on to cut the Georgetown lead to 6-2. With 5:32 to go in the first quarter, it was Williams rising in the paint for a score to restore a six-point Georgetown lead. Seconds later it was an offensive rebound by Williams followed by a steal and assist by Pack that led to another bucket by Williams to expand the Georgetown lead to 12-2. Backed by aggressive full-court defensive pressure to help fuel their transition game, the G-Men were off and running in the first period. Near the midway point in the first frame, the G-Men took a 14-2 lead as Bradley dished a pass to Cropper for an easy score. With 3:30 to go in the first period, Georgetown junior Daniel Broadwell dished an assist to Pack for an easy bucket to lift the GMen to a 14-point advantage. Broadwell fired for a field goal of his own with 1:38 to go in the first quarter, widening the margin to 17 points. The first period Georgetown run was capped off by Williams, who sank a jump shot with one minute left on the clock. The Tigers managed just one more field


Georgetown’s Gage Bradley launches a shot while surrounded by Bethel defenders during the Jan. 3 contest at Bethel-Tate High School.

goal in the first period, and with one quarter in the books it was the G-Men with a 17-point lead. Williams kicked off scoring in the second period by burying a bucket on a fast break, but answering quick with a bucket of his own

was Bethel's Samuel Price to cut the Georgetown lead to 23-6. Field goals by Georgetown junior Jonathon Staggs and Miller lifted the G-Men to a 38-18 lead with just under two minutes remaining in the first half.

By halftime break, the GMen had built a 42-20 lead. The Tigers found a bit more success in the second half, with Price heating up on the offensive end to score some field goals from CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

Lady Broncos collar the Bulldogs Western Brown girls rise to 8-4 record BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Western Brown Lady Broncos upped their overall record to 8-4 on the season by topping the Batavia Lady Bulldogs 64-31 at Western Brown High School, Jan. 3. There were four Lady Broncos to score in double figures in the big win over the Bulldogs. Western Brown's Lindsey Harvey finished with 15

points, burying seven shots from the field, including one three-pointer. Western Brown's Mackaela Fischer recorded a double-double against the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Western Brown's Hannah Sininger ended the night with 11 points, while teammate Brooke Lindsey contributed 10 points in the victory over Batavia. The Lady Broncos dominated from beginning to

end, outscoring the Bulldogs 28-10 in the first half and 36-21 in the second half. Leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Samantha McElfresh with 15 points. The Lady Broncos were scheduled to be back in action Jan. 9, as they venture to Georgetown High School to take on the Lady G-Men. BHS 8 2 11 10 – 31 WBHS 15 13 20 16 – 64 Batavia (31): McElfresh 4

7-10 15, Foster 3 1-2 7, Nickley 0 3-4 3, Hebert 1 00 2, Bushman 1 0-0 2, Wagoner 1 0-1 2. Team: 10 11-19 31. Western Brown (64): Harvey 7 0-0 15, Mackaela Fischer 4 4-4 13, Sininger 4 1-1 11, Lindsey 3 4-5 10, ring 3 0-0 8, Clark 1 0-1 2, Darnall 1 0-0 2, Morgan Fischer 0 2-2 2, Klette 0 12 1. Team: 23 12-15 64. Threepointers: Sininger 2, Ring 2, Harvey 1, Mackaela Fischer 1.



The 9-0 FayettevillePerry Lady Rockets have earned a fifth place ranking among Ohio's Division IV teams in the first Associated Press high school basketball polls of the season. The Lady Rockets captured their ninth win of the season by defeating the Western Brown Lady Broncos to win the 2013 Brown County Classic Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 and received two first place votes in recent Associated Press polls. “The entire Fayetteville community is very thankful to the Associated Press to give us this recognition,” said Fayetteville-Perry girls basketball coach, Toby Sheets. “There are about

200 Schools in Division IV and we are very happy to be considered in the Top 10 for all of Ohio. Only one other time were we ranked in the top 10 and that was 1996. and we were ranked 10th. The ranking is a reflection of all those players that have gone before in our program as well as the players on this team. Even though it is a poll of opinions, we understand that winning is the only thing that can get you to the top 10 or higher at the end of the season. It is truly appreciated.” The Lady Rockets are led by a very skilled squad of talented seniors. Senior guard Makayla Rosselot is the team's leading scorer with an impressive average of 25 points per game this season with 44.4-percent

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BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The Fayetteville-Perry Rockets rose to a 37-25 halftime lead en route to a 70-59 victory over the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Blue Jays on Jan. 4 to up their overall record to 73 and their Southern Hills Athletic Conference record to 3-1. The Rockets were led by senior guard D.J. Iles, who shot for 37 points in an impressive offensive performance. D.J. Iles drained 11-of-23 shots from the field, which included three three-pointers, and connected on 12-of-16 attempts from the foul line to aid the

Rockets in the win over the Jays. He also pulled down 12 rebounds, recording a double-double against the visiting Jays. In addition, the Fayetteville senior grabbed seven steals and passed for four assists. Fayetteville's Tanner Fowler also shot for double figures in the win over Ripley, sinking five shots from the field that included one three-pointer, and burying a perfect four-of-four attempts from the charity stripe. The Rockets outscored the Jays 18-11 in the first quarter, and it was the Rockets winning the second quarter 19-14 to hold a 12point lead at halftime.

The Jays rallied in the third to outscore the Rockets 23-11, tying the game at 48. But it was the Rockets heating up once again to outscore the Jays 22-11 in the fourth quarter to pull off an 11-point victory. Leading the Jays in scoring was junior Austin Whitt with 21 points. RULH 11 14 23 11 – 59 FPHS 18 19 11 22 – 70 Fayetteville (70): D.J. Iles 11 12-16 37, Fowler 5 4-4 15, Meyer 2 0-0 5, Schaefer 2 1-3 5, M. Iles 2 0-0 4, Koch 1 2-2 4. Team: 23 19-25 70. Threepointers: D.J. Iles 3, Fowler 1, Meyer 1.

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Jordan Kattine, left, ran for a first place finish in the Dec. 28 Reindeere 5K Run in Georgetown, while Danny Bubp, right, placed second overall.

Kattine wins 1st Reindeere 5K Run BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press The first annual Reindeere 5K Run, sponsored by Cahall Bros., was held Dec. 28 in Georgetown. Runners

weathered the cold to compete in the 3.1 mile run. Winning the race was Jordan Kattine, a junior at Georgetown High School, and finishing second overall was Danny Bubp, of Lake

Waynoka. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Georgetown Christmas Association to help cover the cost of insurance, office supplies, and advertising.

Lady Rockets: Ranked fifth in polls CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 also averages 8.4 points per contest. The Lady Rockets' 6'1” junior center, Lincoln Smyth, contributes 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, while 5'8” junior guard Emily Burroughs averages 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest. Hitting the boards for an

average of 5.8 rebounds per game is Fayetteville senior Claire Carson, who also averages 3.2 points per contest. Fayetteville sophomore Samantha Murphy has also played a role in the Lady Rockets' success on the court this season, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds coming off the bench. Ohio's top 10 Division IV

teams in early season Associated Press polls are as follows: 1. Maria Stein Mar. (11-0) 2. Newark Catholic (8-1) 3. Fort Loramie (9-1) 4. Berlin Hiland (9-1) 5. Fayetteville-Perry (9-0) 6. Bridgeport (12-0) 7. Reedsville Eastern (8-0) 8. Bowerston Co. Val. (8-0) 9. Arlington (10-1) 10. Peebles (8-0)

G-Men: G’town boys win at Bethel CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 close range. The Tigers managed to outscore the GMen 10-8 in the third period, but entering the final frame it was the G-Men holding a comfortable 5030 lead. The G-Men topped off the win by outscoring the Tigers 11-7 in the fourth quarter. After topping the Tigers for an easy win, the G-Men were back on the road Saturday, Jan. 4, venturing to Cincinnati to take on the talented crew from Clark Montessori High School. The G-Men suffered a 7253 loss to Clark Montessori, moving them to a 6-3 overall record on the season. Playing a skilled crew on the road, even with the loss, was an excellent experience for the G-Men. “That's why we scheduled them this year, because we knew it would be a tough game to win,” Underwood said following the loss to Clark Montessori. “We want to learn to play at that level, and we want to be able to compete in those games. There are at least six games on the schedule that we stand to lose if we don't play very well, and we have to approach them with the right mentality.” The G-Men returned to their home court Jan. 8 to claim a narrow victory over the West Union Dragons, bringing their overall record to 7-3 on the season. The GMen remained unbeaten in Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference National Division play at 40.



D.J. Iles fires for 37 in victory over Ripley



GHS 21 21 8 11 – 61 BTHS 4 16 10 7 – 37

Georgetown’s Jake Cropper rises for a score during the G-Men’s Jan. 3 win at Bethel.

Georgetown (61): Bradley 5 1-2 12, Miller 5 0-0 11, Pack 5 0-0 11, Williams 4 00 8, Cropper 3 0-0 6, Staggs

2 0-0 4, Broadwell 3 0-0 6, McElroy 1 0-0 3. Team: 28 1-2 61.

Three-pointers: Bradley 1, Miller 1, Pack 1, McElroy 1.

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Success continues for Western Brown junior high wrestlers


Staff report The Western Brown Junior High Wrestling Team has collected two trophies over the past few weeks. On Dec. 14, the Broncos travelled to the Batavia Invitational. The Broncos finished second behind New Richmond. The Broncos were led by Jed Marlow, Brandon Lucas, Seth Taylor, Derek Spears, Eric Altman, and Davey Stamper; who were all weight class champions. Other placers were Ryan Obermeyer (2nd place) Jacob Haggerty (4th place)

Steven Grooms (4th place), and Chase Lovett (2nd place). On Dec. 28, the junior Broncos traveled to the Wiseman Insurance Classic at Gallia Academy in Gallipolis. The Broncos faced some the top squads in eastern Ohio and West Virginia and were able to win the tournament as a team. They finished 24 points ahead of the second place team. The Broncos were led by Brandon Lucas (champion), Blake Hurt (2nd place), Derek Spears (2nd place), Eric Altman (3rd place), Steven Grooms (4th place),

Chase Lovett (2nd place), Tanner Donathan (4th place), Jed Marlow (2nd place), Jacob Haggerty (2nd place), and Damion Hinkle (3rd place). Other team members picking up wins were Ryan Obermeyer, Jake Schuler, Andrew Todd, Aaron Wells, Colton Brooks, David Gregory, Travis Walker, Seth Montgomery, Matt Lewis, Seth Jermer, Cory Fields, Austin Terrell, Derek Rymer, Caleb Penn, Seth Taylor, and Michael Allender.

WBYFC to hold monthly meeting Jan. 14 Western Brown Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization’s regular monthly meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Western

Brown High School Community Room. Voting will take place for open Board positions for 2014. At this meeting, members who have at-

tended and have record of attending three board meetings for 2013 are eligible to vote. For more information, visit

Ball claims TKO victory at Turf Wars 14 BY Wade Linville The Brown County Press Thomas James Ball, of Mt. Orab, may seem like your typical hard-working American like most, carrying a regular full-time job by day. But there's another side to Ball, a side that has brought him recent success in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. The 37-year-old, 5'11” cage fighter appeared in his sixth professional fight on Nov. 23, fighting out of Cincinnati as part of Team Vision, taking on Michael Cockerham in the middleweight bout at Turf Wars 14. Ball defeated Cockerham by KO/TKO via punches under two minutes into round one of the contest that was scheduled for a max of three rounds. The victory over Cockerham marked Ball's second professional win, bringing his professional mixed martial arts record to 2-4. After fighting for years on the amateur level, Ball made his professional fighting debut at the MMA Big Show in February of 2010, falling to Rashid Abdullah by choke-hold sub-

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T.J. Ball, right, receives instruction from one of his trainers.

mission. Just under eight months later, Ball would defeat Paul Hays with a submission via punches at Universal Cage Combat to mark his first professional win. He would then suffer losses in his next three professional showings. In January of this year, it was Steve Durig capturing a

victory over Ball via leglock submission at Turf Wars 10: Night of Champions, the last match for Ball coming into his victory over Cockerham at Turf Wars 14. Ball's success this year came after dropping some pounds to fight in the middleweight class at a fit 185.


Members of the Western Brown Junior High wrestling team pose with their award after winning the Wiseman Insurance Classic at Gallia Academy in Gallipolis.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 Phileo Ministries-Clothing Ministry will be open for operation on Saturday, Jan. 11. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location is at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. This is a ministry of the County Baptist Church. For more information call (937) 446-1416.


Open Arms*****Always Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Mt. Orab La Rosa’s Restaurant. The discussion will be an overview of the last year and planning for this year’s projects. The public is welcome to attend. For more information please call (937) 515-9543. SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 Visit the church of your choice today. MONDAY, JANUARY 13 Sardinia Village Council Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 and the public is invited to attend. Sterling Township Trustee Meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at the office of fiscal officer, 1268 Lee Be Drive in Williamsburg. This meeting is open to the public. Sugar Helpers Diabetes Support Group will meet at 6:30 till 8 p.m. on Monday Jan. 13 at the Georgetown Baptist Church, 794 S. Main Street in Georgetown. Different diabetes related topics will be discussed at each meeting. For more information call the Brown County Health Department at (937) 378-6892. Jackson Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 13 in Ashridge. This meeting is open to the public. Purchase Dog Tags in Fayetteville, and meet Brown County Auditor, Jill Hall, on Monday, Jan. 13 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the public library, and purchase your dog’s new 2014 tags. Perry Township Trustees Meeting will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 in Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend this meeting. Mt. Orab Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 and



Eastern Local School District Board of Education will meet on Monday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. TOPS Chapter in Mt. Orab meets at 5:30 p.m. every Monday, including Jan. 13, at Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Blvd. in Mt. Orab. Further information is available by calling Nancy at (937) 444-3437. Western Brown Local School District Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 and the public is welcome to attend. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend. Hamersville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 in council chambers. This meeting is open to the public. TOPS Chapter in Sardinia meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday, including Jan. 13, at Sardinia Church of the Nazarene on Sardinia-Mowrystown Road. Further information is available by calling Regina Davidson at (937) 446-3714. Higginsport Village Council Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13. The public is welcome to attend this meeting. TOPS Chapter in Ripley meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday including Jan. 13 at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene, 230 North Second Street. Further information is available by calling Kaye Nichols at (937) 3772501. TUESDAY, JANUARY 14 AlcoholicsAnonymous in Sardinia meets from 11 a.m. until noon each Tuesday morning at the Sardinia Town Hall. Please enter the back door. For more information call (937) 444-3877. Byrd Township Trustees will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Decatur. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness, 127, North Point Drive, Mt. Orab at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the center. Members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members are welcome. Please

call (937) 444-5230 for details and new hours. Zumba Classes will be offered by Snap Fitness on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 127 North Point Drive in Mt. Orab. These classes are for members of Snap Fitness as well as non-members. Please call (937) 444-5230 for more information. Purchase Dog Tags in Mt. Orab, and meet Brown County Auditor, Jill Hall, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the public library, and purchase your dog’s new 2014 tags. Huntington Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Aberdeen. The public is welcome and invited to attend. Ripley Village Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 for it’s regular scheduled meeting. The public is welcome to attend. Flu Shots will be Available every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Brown County Health Department in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 3786892 or toll free at (866-867-6892. Russellville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 and the public is welcome to attend. Western Brown Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the WBHS Community Room. Voting will take place for open board positions for 2014. For more information visit Al-Anon Family Group Sessions will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Orab Methodist Church on Church Street, off N. High Street. This group can provide support and information to families and individuals who know someone who suffers from substance abuse. For more information call Jean at (937) 444-3877. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 Free Weaving Classes will resume every Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) at the Rambler Center (the old Russellville-Jefferson High School) on St. Rt. 125 in Russellville. Anyone interested in learning how to weave are asked to call Geri at (937) 378-3426 Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet in regular session on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and the DODD Center, 9116 Hamer Road, Suite A in Georgetown. For details please call (937) 378-4891, ext. 32.

Fayetteville Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 for its regular scheduled meeting. The public is welcome to attend. Book Club for Adults will meet on Wednesday, January 15 at 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 200 W. Grant Street in Georgetown. For more information call (937) 3783197. Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting will be held at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the SWCD office, 706 South Main Street in Georgetown. Meetings are open to the public. For more information call (937) 3784424. Brown County Public Library Board Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Mary P. Shelton Library, 200 W. Grant Ave in Georgetown. The personnel committee of the board of trustees will also meet at 5:30 p.m. For more information please call (937) 4440181. Book Club for Adults will meet at the Sardinia Library, 13309 Purdy Road in Sardinia on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. For more information, call the library at (937) 446-1565. Brown County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in the commissioners office, 800 Mt. Orab Pike in Georgetown. This meeting is open to the public. Sit and Stitch will meet at 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Sardinia Public Library, 13309 Purdy Road in Sardinia. Anyone who is a crocheter of spinner or who wants to learn is invited to attend and bring a current project. Children are welcome. Further information is available by calling (937) 403-8481 or (513) 314-1656. THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 Kick-boxing Classes will be offered on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 16, at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive. These classes are open to members as well as non-members. For details call (937) 444-5230. Fayetteville-Perry Local School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 and the meeting is open to the public. Clark Township Trustees will meet at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Hamersville fire station. This meeting is open to the public. Yoga Classes will be offered on Thursdays including Jan. 16, from

COURT NEWS Property Sales James C. and Barbara J. Mootz to James C. Mootz, Lot 23, Lot 24, Lot 21 and Lot 22 in Spath Sub., Perry Twp., filed 1230-2013 Charles P. and Sandra Crews to Joshua J. and Kelly M. Fite 8 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 12-30-2013, 46,000 Sharon Theresa Yockey to Federal National Mortgage Association, .61 acres of land in Pike Twp., filed 12-31-2013 Mitchell J. and Carla Royalty to Justin Roy, .27 acres of land in Georgetown, Pleasant Twp., filed 12-30-2013, $15,000 Michael C. and Denise H. Watson to Ann M. Puckett, .79 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 12-30-2013, $82,500 Albert and Fern Large to Judy K. O’Cull, James K and Ray Cable, 2 acres of land in Scott Twp., filed 12-30-2013 Michael W. Ward etal to Kathy J. and Herbert B. Layford, Jr., 1.17 acres of land in Union Twp., filed12-30-2013, $54,000 David W. and Brenda Reveal to National Home Investor, 6.86 acres of land in Union Twp. Filed 12-30-2013 Kathy A. Casteel to Richard M. Hosea, In-Lot 1051 and InLot 1052 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 12-30-2013, $95,900 Joyce H. Brock to US Bank Trust NA, In-Lot 92, In-Lot 93 and In-Lot 94 in Lake Lorelei Sub., Perry Twp., filed 12-312013, $23,334 Douglas and Debbie Saylor to Gerald S. and Lori B. Hicks, Lot 4 (1 acre) in Perry Twp., filed 12-30-2013, $67,000 Phillip M. and Rebecca A. Vaughn to Richard and Carolyn Denney, 41.28 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12-23-2013, $165,000 Karl A. Russell to Holden Berwanger, LLC, .27 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12-302013, $20,000 Barland R. Eickhorn to Property and Construction Manage-

ment, LLC, 1.50 acres of land in Perry Twp., filed 12-30-2013 Jerry A. and Alice L. Stanforth to Island Property Investments, LLC, .22 acres of land in Mt. Orab, Green Twp., filed 12-312013, $17,100 Flora J. Vaughn to Three Nails Farm 2, LLC, 114.06 acres of land in Huntington Twp., filed 12-30-2013 Eric Swisher and Gail Chouinard to Gail S. Chouinard and Eric H. and Lori Borowitz, 10.77 acres of land in Huntington Twp., 12-23-2013 Gerald W. Blanchard to Ralph S. and Karen Patton, In-Lot 1217 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 12-30-2013 Vernon A. Taylor to Scott and Ruth Wonder, In-Lot 1867 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Jackson Twp., filed 12-23-2013, $62,500 Otis L. Fuson II to Thomas Partin, Lot 9 in Fair Grounds Sub., Russellville, filed 12-312013 Randall and Karen Perry to Robert M. and Pamela A. Winget, 52.27 acres of land in Lewis Twp., filed 12-23-2013, $35,400 Rebecca A. Stowell to Richard E. Pride, Sr., 3 acres of land in Clark Twp., filed 12-302013, $102,621 Tracy L. Davis to Secretary Housing Urban Development, 1.24 acres of land in Hamersville, Clark Twp., filed 1230-2013 Carl P. Malott to Roberta Faulkner, 2 acres and 2.13 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 1223-2013, $80,000 Sharon Swearingen to The Swearingen Family Revocable Living Trust, 69.97 acres of land in Eagle Twp., filed 12-30-2013 Robert R. Swearingen, etal to The Swearingen Family Revocable Living Trust, 13.69 acres of lan in Eagle Twp., filed 12-302013 Patricia A. Ingram to Fannie Mae, In-Lot 2282 and In-Lot 2281 in Lake Waynoka Sub., Franklin Twp., filed 12-30-2013 US Bank Association to Adam J. Graef, 1.44 acres of

land in Green Twp., filed 12-302013, $75,000 K2&H LLC to Premier Southern Ticket Company, 46.41 acres and 172.68 acres of land in Union Twp., filed 12-23-2013, $335,000 Michael S. Pfeffer, trustee to Pfeffer Family farm, LLC, 181.04 acres of land in Union Twp., filed12-30-2013 Patricia Wilson to Vickie McBrayer, In-Lot 60 and In-Lot 61 in Ripley, Union Township, filed 12-30-2013 Ronald Blackburn and Mike Pfeffer to Ronald Blackburn and Pfeffer Family Farm, LLC, 24.17 acres of land in Ripley in Union Twp., filed 12-30-2013 Jeffrey E. and Angela S. Moore to Matthew R. and Carrie E. Scroggins, Lot 4 in Enders Sub., Sterling Twp., filed 12-312013, $226,000

Marriages Erin Frances Pearcy, 28, Mt. Orab, sales to marry Bobby James Herbert, 29, Mt. Orab, Clermont County Water, filed 1227-2013 Cassandra Nickole Tsanges, 18, Aberdeen to marry Logan James Perkins, 19, Aberdeen, Air Force filed 12-27-2013

Probate Sharon K. Lawrence, Aberdeen, case #20131271, DOD 1-24-2013, filed 12-30-2013 Diana Lynn Poole, Mt. Orab, case #20131272, DOD 12-212013, filed 12-30-2013

Common Pleas CIVIL CASES Discover Bank versus Susan Camille Music, case #20130893, filed 12-27-2013, Action: other civil Fifth Third Bank versus Marilyn J Ring, case #20130894, filed 12-27-2013, Action: foreclosures

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National versus Nina K. Barlow, case #20130895, filed 12-272013, Action: foreclosure Midland Funding, LLC versus Allie Fortwood, case #20130896, filed 12-30-2013, Action: other civil National Collegiate Student versus Christopher Myers, case #20130897, filed 12-30-2013, Action: other civil James D. Cox versus Madison E.S. Buck, case #20130899, filed 12-30-2013, Action: other torts (personal injury) Vericrest Financial, Inc., versus Ray Dickey, case #20130901, filed 12-31-2013, Action: foreclosures Centerbank versus Hearshel Gorman, Jr., case #20140001, filed 1-2-2014, Action: foreclosures Brian King versus Diana Morehaus, case #20140004, filed 1-2-2014, Action: other civil DOMESTIC CASES Leah Davis, Fayetteville, versus William Davis, Fayetteville, case #20130889, filed 12-272013, Action: termination of marriage Ryan Houk, Byersville versus Brandi Houk, Batavia, case #20130891, filed 12-26-2013, Action: termination of marriage Stacey Larkin, Mt. Orab versus Brad Larkin, Mt. Orab, case #20130892, filed 12-27-2013, Action: termination of marriage Barbara L. Barnett, Georgetown versus Jerry L. Barnett, Georgetown, case #20130898, filed 12-30-2013, Action: dissolution of marriage Jason R. Spencer, Mt. Orab versus Tina, Shelbyville, KY, case #20130900, filed 12-312013, Action: domestic violence Roberta Householder, Georgetown versus Chris Householder, Georgetown, case #20130002, filed 1-2-2014, Action: dissolution of marriage Diana Mohrhaus, Russellville versus Brian King, Hamersville, case #20140003, filed 1-2-2014, Action: domestic violence

4:30 to 5:30 p.m at the Hospice Center located on Hughes Blvd in Mt. Orab. For more information on this class please contact Jane Amiot at (513) 535-7507. Franklin Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in Arnheim. The public is welcome to attend this meeting. Purchase Dog Tags in Aberdeen and meet Brown County Auditor, Jill Hall, on Thursday, Jan. 16 between 5 and 8 p.m. at the public library, and purchase your dog’s new 2014 tags. Pike Township Trustees Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Pike Township Community Center on St. Rt. 774. The public is welcome to attend. Yoga Classes will be offered at the Snap Fitness Center in Mt. Orab, 127 North Point Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. These classes are open to both members and non-members. Call (937) 4445230 for more information.d. Scott Township Trustees will meet in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous will meet 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan.16at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 220 S. High St., Mt. Orab. FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 Agriculture is Everyone’s Business Program, sponsored by the Highland County Chamber of Commerce will take place at the Patriot Center on the Central Campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. The program features national AG broadcaster Max Armstrong and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels. Kentucky Tobacco Expo and KY Cattlemen Convention will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Heritage Hall (next to Rupp Arena) in Lexington. This event offers seminars and a joint trade show for farmers. Mt. Holly Christian Chapel Gospel Singing will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at the chapel, 2141 E. Ohio Pike in Amelia. This event features great gospel music, refreshments/food and door prizes. Call Dan Cook (513) 509-7312 or Kevin Cain at (513) 6024654. This event is free to all. SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 Brown County FFA Consignment Auction on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Brown County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in consigning please call Bill at (513) 316-9660 or email Hocking Hills Winter Hike has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18. The six mile hike starts at Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. For more information visit or call (800) 462-5464. UPCOMING EVENTS Sanctity of Human Life Day in Brown County has been set for Sunday, Jan. 19. It is held annually on the anniversary of the Roe versus Wade and Doe versus Bolton decisions were handed down by the supreme court. The Pregnancy Resource Center in Georgetown. For more information on this event call (937) 3786853. Russellville Community Action Planners (RCAP) meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 in the Arts Council Room. Everyone is welcome. The NationalAlliance on Mental Illness in Clermont County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati. The meeting is designed to help people understand what stress is and what it isn’t. For more information visit PhileoMinistries-Clothing Ministry will be open for operation on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location is at 110 Winchester Street in Sardinia. This is a ministry of the County Baptist Church. For more information call (937) 446-1416. Pesticide Re-certification at Southern State Community College in Fincastle begins at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 27, pre-registration required, Pleas call (937) 378-6716. Rescheduled Brown County Democrat’s Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Reading Room at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9391 Hamer Road in Georgetown. The club and central committee will provide table service, meat courses and soft drinks. This event will begin at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jaymie Jamison Foundation presents NED the Movie on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Newport on the Levee AMC Theater. NED the Movie is gynecologist oncologist who use music to raise awareness for gynecological cancers. For more information please

visit Brown County Historical Society Organizational Meeting for 2014 will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in the meeting room near the front door of the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center on Hamer Road in Georgetown. For more information contact Dr. Ned Lodwick at (937) 378-6334.


again on Monday, Jan. 27 at the lodge at 110 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information contact Bob Richmond at (937) 444-4791. (Meal included).

Book Club for Adults will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.23 at the Mt. Orab Library 613 S. High Street in Mt. Orab. For more information on this meeting call the library at (937) 444-1414. NationalAlliance on Mental Illness in Clermont County will offer a program at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 on relationships and marriage at the Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A, 4350 Aicholtz Road in Cincinnati. A Caring and Sharing Support Group will also meet at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit ONGOING EVENTS Miracles Happen Group, (Narcotics Anonymous) meets at 7 p.m. every Sunday at the Brown County Community Board of ADAMHS, 85 Banting Drive (around the back), in Georgetown. For more information on this group please call1-800-5874232. Southern Hills Tea Party meets each 4th Thursday of the month at the Ripley Library. The public is invited to attend. “Walk in the Park” free to the public are offered daily by Ideal Nutrition in Mt. Orab Village Park. Tee shirts are also provided to anyone who walks and registers their dates and distances at Ideal Nutrition. For more information contact Sue at (937) 5158488. Program for those struggling with Addiction in Narcotics and Alcohol has now formed in Russellville at the Faith in God Fellowship Church. Pastor Scott Von Lanken hopes to reach and help those who are fighting addiction. Meetings will be held every Monday and Friday night at the church beginning at 7 p.m. Dave Houghton will serve as program coordinator for the event. For more information please call (937) 377-0101. Helping Hands Please come shop with us any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at 668 Camp Run Road in Georgetown. Senior Bingo will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday at the Georgetown Nutrition Center. Please bring a $1 wrapped gift. A nutritional meal will be offered. HIV/Hepatitis C Testing is offered free by the Brown County Health Department by appointment only. The HIV test results are available within 15 minutes. To schedule an appointment call (937) 378-6892. Tuesday Community Bingo will be held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Country Place Apartments, located across from the Country Inn in Georgetown. Please bring a $1 gift and join in the fun. This is a free event. For more information contact Joy Gelter at (937) 483-4614. Crafting Classes will be offered the second Saturday of the month at the Mt. Orab Public Library, sessions from 1 to 2 p.m., at the library, 613 South High Street in Mt. Orab. The classes are for adult patrons with the Care and Share program. County Adams/Brown Alzheimer/s/Dementia Family Care giver Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Adams County Regional Medical Center in the second floor conference room. For more information (937) 3863590. We Can Help Food Bank at the corner of Decatur-Eckmansville Road and State Route 125 is open 11 a.m4 p.m. Fridays and is sponsored by private donations. Donations should be made when the Food Bank is not open, and all donations are appreciated. Southern Hills Adult Education Department offers adults an array of computer classes throughout the school year at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, Georgetown. Anyone wanting further information or wishing to register for an Adult Education class may contact Southern Hills Adult Education at (937) 378-6131, Ext. 357. TheBrown County Senior Citizens Council, located at 505 N. Main Street in Georgetown offers transportation for medical appointments, shopping area, nutrition sites and other service providers. It also offers homemaker assistance, Respite Care, Passport which offers alternatives to nursing home placement and care giver support. To contact a representative, call (937) 378-6603 or toll free at (877) 259-8598.



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Local Newspaper is seeking an Advertising Sales Represtentative for the Greater Cincinnati area.

Local Insurance agency looking to fill a full time position. We are currently seeking an individual, with a friendly positive attitude, who enjoys working with people, willing and able to learn company computer programs.

Weekly Salary plus Commission Please send resume to:

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ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Cosmetologist. Please apply in person at the Ultimate Salon in Georgetown.

CARE GIVERS No prior experience needed to work in our 8-client family home in Milford/Goshen area. You’ll help teach our developmentally disabled clients daily living skills. Our orientation is paid & our comprehensive training includes FA/CPR. With a HS diploma/GED; clean background check & acceptable driving record, you could be working immediately. EOE.

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Community Concepts, Inc. is a drug free workplace.

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

Call Verna 513-288-8798 today


NOW HIRING!! Full time positions east side.

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Machine operators $10.50 Forklift operators $12.00 Hours Monday - Friday 6:00am - 6:00pm & 6:00pm - 6:00am Need to be able to work overtime! Please apply on line at: or call Sara for an interview at 513-714-4406


Could you use an extra $2,000?!?!?! Want to Drive for an Industry Leader??

WE WANT YOU! We offer our drivers up to $2K Sign on Bonus CDL-A, 1 yr experience required

Come See How We Roll!!! 888-202-0004 TRUCK DRIVING, truck driver wanted, full-time. Serious inquiries only. 513-378-1627.

ALLIED AMBULANCE Services looking for FT/PT EMT Basics, $10.00hr., EMT Intermediate $13.50hr.; Paramedic $15.00hr. & Dispatchers. Contact 937-379-1404 for more information.

BONUS $500 Sign on bonus Class A CDL with experience. Regional position, tanker endorsement a plus, not required. Percentage Pay, Company match Simple IRA, Vacation & Holiday Pay. Call 513-724-7140. DRIVERS: PAM Transport! Company Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted! No Touch Freight, 90% Drop & Hook, dedicated opportunities available. Call 877-698-4760. Also seeking Recent Grads. Call Lavonna 877-440-7890 Apply Online: LOOKING FOR professional self motivated individuals to join our team of tax office professionals in the Brown and Clermont County areas. Part time employment during the tax season rush. General tax & office experience required. Please call 937-378-6757 9am - 4pm weekdays or fax resume to 937-378-2415.




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DRIVERS: REGIONAL Company Drivers Needed to run out of the Florence, KY terminal. *$500 Sign-On Bonus* Requirements: 18mos current or 24mos out of last 48mos T/T Exp. CDL-A with Tanker and Hazmat. Highway Transport Offers: Paid Orientation. Excellent Benefits. **Highway Transport Chemical** CDL-A with tanker, hazmat and TWIC required. TWIC card assistance available. "Safety Focused Quality Driven, our CSA rating reflects our commitment" EOE/M/F/V/D www.drive4hyttchemical. com 800-818-0922 x102.

NOW HIRING DIRECT CARE AIDES PINE RIDGE PINE VILLAGE RESIDENTIAL HOMES INC. IS NOW HIRING FOR FULL AND PART TIME. WEEKENDS TO BE EXPECTED. Direct care aides needed for individuals with Developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean background check and a High school diploma/ GED. No experience necessary will train. Starting pay @ 11.25 per hour. Apply in person @ 146 North Third St. Williamsburg, Ohio 45176.

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BUSINESS RENTAL on US 68, south of Mt. Orab. Utilities paid. $700 month, $500 deposit. 937-444-4090.


1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, Williamsburg, all utilities included except electric. 513-724-7802. MT. ORAB Candlelight Apartments 2br Townhouses Start at $565 With discount. Visit our website:

CSR 210 South High St. Mount Orab, OH 45154 EVERYDAY HOMECARE, LLC Accepting Applications for part-time or full-time Home Health Aides to work in the home of the elderly. Prefer CNA, STNA or have 1-year supervisory experience as an Aide. Will provide training. Must have no criminal record and pass a drug test. We provide: Flexible Hours, Paid Drive Time, Mileage Reimbursement, Free PCA of HHA training

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Every year on the last day of school before the holiday break, my father could be seen walking the hallways delivering huge poinsettias to the school secretary and his favorite music teacher (who also happened to be his daughter). Sadly, my poinsettia would not last too far into January. My mother, on the other hand, could nurse them along all winter and would actually plant them outdoors for the summer! OSUE Fact Sheet, Poinsettia Care in the Home (HYG-1248-96 available at, gives some great tips on caring for your Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia). Water: Examine the soil daily, and when the surface is dry to the touch, water the soil until it runs freely out the drainage hole in the container. If a saucer is used, discard the water that collects in it. Do not leave the plant standing in water. Overly wet soil lacks sufficient air, which results in root injury. A wilted plant may drop its leaves prematurely, so check the soil frequently. Plants exposed to high light and low humidity require more frequent watering. Light: If you obtain a poinsettia for your home, place it near a sunny window where it will have the most available sunlight. A window that faces south, east or west is better than on facing north. Do not let any part of the plant touch the cold windowpane be-


cause this may injure it. Temperature: To keep the plant in bloom, maintain it at a temperature of 65 to 70 degrees F during the daylight hours and, if possible, move it to a cooler place at night. Because root rot disease is more prevalent at temperatures below 60 degrees F, do not put the poinsettia in a room colder than this. Avoid exposing the plant to hot or cold drafts, which may cause premature leaf drop. I can remember actually apologizing to my leafless poinsettia as I set the pot out in the shed each year. My old farm house was cold and drafty, so that poinsettia’s fate was sealed before I even brought it inside! If you are hoping to get your poinsettia to reflower the following Christmas, this Fact Sheet outlines the year-long schedule that you will need to follow. My garden catalogs are sitting in a basket by my chair. I hope to start planning my vegetable garden and looking for some new varieties to try. Did you



1BR APARTMENTS in Ripley across from St. Michael’s. 2 ground floor units. 1 second floor. All appliances including dishwasher & garbage disposal, walk out decks with French doors and yard, utility room with shared washer/dryer & individual locked storage room. Perfect for singles or couples. No pets or smokers. Rent $350 to $390 includes water & sewer. Renter responsible for electric & trash. 1 month rent required for deposit. Application & references required. Call 513-528-5100 ext. 211 or email:

FAIRWAYS at Royal Oak Move in TODAY! 513-898-3792 *Large 2 Bedroom Apt *5 min off Beechmont/ I-275 *Golf course community, pool, fitness center, dog park, 24hr maintenance *Large dogs welcome (some restrictions) *Only $749/month, $125 deposit *Brand new renovated apts also available

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 1, 2 & 3br, Equal Opportunity Housing, apply at Forest Glade Apartments, 9001 Airport Rd., Georgetown, OH, 937-378-4565. BATAVIA - Two and three bedroom apartments available with open waiting list. Accepting applications M-F, 9am-4pm. Apartments are income based. 513-732-3804. BATAVIA: 2BR, $525/mo., balcony, quiet family friendly, central a/c, eat-in equipped kitchen, laundry. Off-street parking. 513-561-4014. BETHEL 2BR, EQUIPPED kitchen, no steps. NO PETS! Available immediately. 513-724-6017, 513-307-4079.



FAIRWAYS at Royal Oak Move in TODAY! 513-898-3792 *Largest 1 Bedroom Apt in the area *5 min off Beechmont/ I-275 *Golf course community, pool, fitness center, dog park, 24hr maintenance *Large dogs welcome (some restrictions) *Only $649/month, $125 deposit *Brand new renovated apts also available

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

513-876-3590 TTY 800-750-0750

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

MT. ORAB, 2br, 1.5ba townhouse, Mill St. equipped kitchen, 1/yr. lease, $470 plus utilities, $470 deposit, no pets, good credit, reference check required. February vacancies, 937-442-3275.

SMALL 1BR apartment for rent. All utilities. Washer/Dryer hookup. $450 month, $450 deposit. 937-444-4090.

WILLIAMSBURG Studio - 2br. Trash paid. Beautiful setting, spacious apartment homes. Rents $319-$635. Call to view 513-365-4000.

make a diagram of last year’s garden? Did you make a list of needed changes? Spring will be here before we know it! SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! It is always interesting to hear people discuss the weather in the winter. Some people are thrilled to see the white flakes fall (like me) and some people waste away the winter counting the days until spring. We finally had enough snow this past week to venture out on our snowshoes. I really enjoy the snowy scenery and all the different tracks left by the critters. The seed catalogs keep rolling in and the garden magazines are challenging me to try new cultivars. Have you started making your list? Have you been collecting inspirational landscape photos? I always enjoy taking a look at my project notebook this time of the year so I can choose something new. As I gaze out the sunroom windows and look at


Owensville Commons Apartments is currently accepting applications for 1br apartments for 62 years of age or older, handicapped/disabled regardless of age. Applications taken M-F 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. 513-732-6935 TDD #1-800-750-0750 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” Equal Housing Opportunity

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 3BR, 2BA house in Bethel, conveniently located in town, Bethel Tate School District, nice back yard, W/D hookup, large 2-car garage, $675/mo. + utilities, good credit history, deposit required. 513-532-7560. 3BR, 2BA newly remodeled farmhouse, large rooms, nice big yard, no acreage. Available Feb. 1st. Willamsburg School District. $800/mo.; $800/deposit. Please call 513-703-2430. 3BR, 2BA, nice large yard, available Feb 1st. $650 per month, $650 deposit. Mt. Orab area, Western Brown School District. Country-like setting. Please call 513-703-2430. BRAND NEW, never lived in, 4br, 2.5ba upscale home for rent in very nice subdivision in Mt. Orab. $1500 a month. Contact Ann at 513-265-4165 to see this exceptionally nice house. NEW 4-BEDROOM home for rent in Mt.Orab, 2-car garage, deck, in town across from school, 1-year lease, no pets. 937-213-1548.

my snow-covered garden it is hard to believe that in a few months we will be talking about planting tomatoes! That thought makes my mouth water a bit. JANUARY’S LIST OF GARDENING TASKS INCLUDES: The Whole Garden: • Collect seed and plant catalogs • Check the dates on seed packets that you already own • Read your catalogs thoroughly before ordering new seeds or plants • Study the bare bones of your garden and make notes on potential improvements. • Tour your garden to look for plant damage • Plan new gardens • Place your seed orders

Mercy Health, which provides quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its network of care, announces that Scott W. Sinner, MD, FACP, who specializes in wound care, hyperbaric medicine and infectious diseases, has joined Mercy Health Physicians. Dr. Sinner is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at MCP - Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his In-

MT. ORAB area. Three bedroom, two baths, 3-year-old home. Ready to move into. 513-404-4543.

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


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

DOUBLEWIDE 3BR, 2ba behind Ripley Elem. References, deposit, $400. No pets. Nice. 937-515-4447 or 937-392-4068. Ripley duplex located on S. Second,, 3br, 1-full bath, all new carpet, tenants pays electric & trash, owner pays water & sewage $550/month. 937-444-5223.

pus of Southern State Community College. The schedule includes: January 16 - Moving into a new landscape (Steve Boehme – owner of Goodseed Nursery and landscape), February 20 - Native Plants in your landscape, March 20 - Composting, April 17 - Trees and Shrubs, and May 15 - Fairy Gardens. All seminars are free and open to the public and are held in the library from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Did you make any New Year resolutions for your garden? I have to admit I just revised my old one from last year. Staying ahead of the weeds remains the #1 resolution on my list! How about you?

Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine & Infectious Diseases specialist joins Mercy Health Physicians

303 - HOUSES FOR RENT 400 - HOUSES FOR SALE FELICITY - HOUSE FOR RENT. 3br, 1 bath. Two-story. New carpet, paint, blinds & ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Storage garage. New roof. No indoor smoking or pets. $685 month plus utilities. Deposit, first month rent & references required. 513-405-3011.

Flowers and Grasses: • Routinely inspect houseplants and outdoor plants overwintered indoors for pests and diseases • Water indoor plant less frequently until they return to active growth • Pinch and turn houseplants to keep them shapely • Keep houseplants clean • Avoid excessive salt use on icy paths and driveways Fruits and Vegetables: • Make a plan to rotate vegetable crops when designing next year’s garden • Prune fruit trees now that they are dormant Mark your 2014 calendars and plan to attend the Gardening seminars being held at the Fincastle cam-

FSBO-RIPLEY, 4-BEDROOM, 2-bath, family room w/fireplace, eat-in kitchen, large heated garage, $74,000. Owner eager for offer. Call 513-720-4495.

fectious Diseases Fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. “Diabetes and diabetesrelated health concerns are a growing issue and I look forward to bringing my expertise in wound care and hyperbaric medicine to bear for the people who call the East Side of Cincinnati home,” said Dr. Sinner. “Mercy Health’s Wound Care Centers have the latest technology available to treat diabetes-related issues, such as wounds that won’t heal, and I will leverage these

tools and equipment to help people be well.” Dr. Sinner began seeing patients on November 25 at Mercy Health – Clermont Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, located at 3020 Hospital Drive in Batavia. Call (513) 7358924 to learn more about Dr. Sinner or to schedule an appointment with him. To find a Mercy Health physician in your neighborhood, or to learn about the services provided at Mercy Health, please visit or call (513) 981-2222.

405 - LOTS & ACREAGE 607 - FIREWOOD BEAUTIFUL 50ACRES W/large rock lined creek & woods, great for hunting or farming. More or less acreage available. Bethel New Hope Rd. 1-mile from Clermont County line, Western Brown but close enough for Bethel.

Asking $199,500 Dan 513-734-6349 or 937-444-6925 (Smaller parcels also available)

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

FIREWOOD FOR Sale - $100 pickup truck load. For details call Drew Howser 937-444-4787 or Corey Spitznagel at 937-444-4525. FOR SALE Firewood, sold by State Regulations, u-pick up or we deliver. For fast friendly service call Cox Firewood at: 937-378-4309 No answer, leave message Located 3600 SR 125 Georgetown, OH State & County Voucher welcome Credit Cards Accepted SEASONED & split mixed hardwood, fullsize pick-up truck load thrown in & thrown out, $90. Will deliver in area between Mt. Orab & Felicity and Amelia & Georgetown, 937-379-5071 or 513-259-1070.

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES FREE TO good home. Three house cats all spaded and neutered. Would make great pets for senior citizen. One is a black and white male, another is a black and white female (long hair) and the other is an orange male. Call 937-205-0133 for details.

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

937-515-2692 402 - APT. HOUSES FOR SALE MT. ORAB 2-family apartment 504 - BUSINESS SERVICES 608 - FARM PRODUCE WILLIAMSBURG, PROPERTY VERY NICE 3br, 1ba, house, zoned comHAY for sale, square 808 - AUTOS FOR SALE CLEAN-UP quiet country living just mercial, located in bales, orchard grass, & outside of Fincastle. No growing 1930’S-PRESENT $3.50 bale. area, JUNK REMOVAL Pets. No smoking. $600 859-240-9107. Let us clean up the MARK WANTS month, $500 deposit. $125.000.00, mess. 611 WANTED TO BUY running, wrecked, possible owner 937-515-0210. 513-404-7718 CASH PAID financing, dead cars and TODAY! 400 - HOUSES FOR SALE 937-444-2689. WITT REMODELING trucks. Antiques • Jewelry • 1214 YANKEETOWN, 403 - MOBILE HOMES LLC Now paying Furniture • Appliances • Hamersville. 3br, 2ba Insured/Worker’s Comp FOR SALE Gold • Silver • Records • brick ranch. Open floor BBB Accredited $150 - $400/cash plan, cathedral ceilings. WB insert FB, 5.7 acres, fenced w/600 SF stone outbuilding, horse barn w/stalls. Assumable 4.25% FHA loan PITI $810 month. 513-429-5504.

BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2.5ba home located at Lake Waynoka. 2240 sq. ft. of living space including a finished basement. Home located on a 1-acre private park-like wooded lot. Newly renovated, including a dimensional shingle roof, siding, gutters & carpet. Nice spacious outbuilding, large deck across back of home. $147,500. Call 513-659-3569 for inquiries or to schedule a showing or go to:

ABANDONED DOUBLEWIDE with land, PLEASE TAKE OVER, $3500 deposit. 888-221-4503.

Don’t Shell Out a Lot of Cash; Use the Classifieds. Smart shoppers know about the bargains hidden within the Classified pages. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from tickets to trailers. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want, and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day.

Go with your instincts and use the Classifieds today.


www.wittremodeling. com 513-560-5961 Kitchens, Baths & Basement Upgrades


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


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

Tools • All Collectibles • Household • Estates • Used Cars • 30 Year Buyer

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

613 - PETS AND SUPPLIES CKC YORKIE puppies. Will be small. Vet checked, first shots, wormed. $600. 937- 764-1618. FREE TO good home. Two farm dogs that need a lot of room to run looking for new home. One female white German Shepard, the other a male boxer mix. Both have been spaded and neutered. Both have been raised with horses. Need to go together. Call 937-205-0133.

for complete vehicles. FREE TOW! 937-446-3021 or 513-739-0774 JUNKED, WRECKED unwanted autos, autos, trucks, motorcycles, etc., some towed free, cash paid for some. Call 513-734-1650

901 - SALES HUGE FAMILY Yard Sale every Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9am-7pm at Holly Lanes on St. Rt. 125, Amelia. Lots of items for home, clothes for kids & adults, great prices.



BY Faye Mahaffey Master Gardner Volunteer


Getting poinsettias to last until summer planting

The Brown County Press - Sunday, January 12, 2014 - Page 17



Viji Grant, Broker

937-213-1548 METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED $633.00* mo.


Near Amelia, Ohio

Public Auction • Antique Auction Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:00AM

Located 2 miles NE of Mt. Orab, Ohio, on Bardwell Buford Rd. Follow US Rt. 68 N. from Mt. Orab to Bardwell Buford Rd., turn E. to property. AUCTION SITE: Best Western Motel, 100 Leininger Rd., Mt. Orab, Ohio, 45154.

Toss it, SELLIT.

Inspection and Registration begins at 8:00 AM 2000 St Rt 125 Amelia, Ohio 45102 2 miles East of Amelia at the Auction 360, LLC facility Corner of Mt Holly Rd • Plenty of free parking


APPROX. 84.44 ACRES VACANT LAND Land well located on Bardwell Buford Rd. in Brown Co. w/ approx. 750’ of frontage on Bardwell Buford Rd. & approx. 1510’ of frontage on St. Rt. 32 near Mt. Orab; Approx. 61.19 ac. tillable w/ remainder wooded; Approx. 31.6 ac. soybean base; AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Nice tract of vacant land w/ a high percentage tillable; 30 minutes from Eastgate area; Great tract for home, as well as agriculture use; For information contact auctioneers; TERMS:

Call Classifieds (513) 732-2511

Antique Furniture, Old Advertising, Rookwood, Roseville and Hull Pottery, Older Toys, Beer Signs, Cast Iron, Fenton and Carnival Glass, Antique Dolls, along with Lots of other nice items included. To view pictures See our listing at (our id number is 31579) Clean restrooms and concessions Terms of the sale – cash, check (with proper id) And credit cards (3% buyers premium on all Credit cards) Same day or Monday Morning removal

$20,000.00 paid down on day of auction w/ remainder due at closing which will be on or before March 17, 2014. Possession immediately at closing. Taxes are $939.88 per year & will be pro-rated; Sells subject to owner’s confirmation. Any announcements made on day of sale take precedence over this ad. Disclaimer: All information contained herein is believed to be accurate but not warranted. Auctioneers & sales people are agents for the seller.

* P/I only with 3.5% down payment

JAN. 31st, 2014

1 story frame home on .48 acres- 4 BR, 2 baths, large eat-in kitchen, ¾ walkout basement with fireplace partially finished. Home requires some TLC but has potential with minor restoration. Attached garage and carport and attached efficiency/mother-in-law apartment. APPRAISED - Probate Court appraisal is $28,000 and property must bring 80% of this appraised value. PRE-VIEW - By appointment. Terms - Auctioneers Note: All sizes or measurement are approx. Terms on Real Estate: 10% down on day of Auction, balance on delivery of deed, within 30 days. Real Estate sells as is. Any inspections that the buyer requires shall be conducted prior to auction date at the buyer’s expense. Information presented here is derived from sources deemed reliable but not warranted by the seller or their representatives. All announcements made day of auction take precedence over previous verbal or printed material. Campbell’s Frontier Realty will be acting as agent for the seller. INSPECTION by appointment. The Estate of Lloyd E. (Gene) Kinder - Patrick Hornschemeier Attorney

Auctioneers: David P Lewis, Apprentice Jeffery C Pierce and Larry Fussnecker Licensed through Ohio Dept of Agriculture and members of the Auction Recovery Fund

For more information call

513-290-6359 or 513-965-1454


Tractors, Construction, ANNUAL CONSIGNMENT Farm Eguip.,Lawn/Garden

David Campbell - Broker

***Still Time To Consign Your Tractors & Equipment***



TO SEE THE COMPLETE LISTING & PIC’S OF ALL THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE CONSIGNED SO FAR VISIT US OFTEN : user # 7414 AUCTIONEERS NOTE: We will accept good quality consignments until 5:30pm Friday Jan. 24th. Please call Lewis Auctioneering 513-724-3903, ASAP so that we can properly advertise your Consignments. Auction will be conducted outside, regardless of the weather, so dress accordingly & plan to spend the day w/us. Hot Homemade Food aval. for purchase from Conley’s Sweet Sensations Concession’s. Plenty of parking for trucks/trailer & semi’s. Help will be aval. to unload and load. Bring trucks & trailers as everything must be removed on auction day---unless other arrangements are made with the auctioneers. TERMS: You will need a photo ID to get a bid Number. Cash, Checks w/ photo ID.

ESTATE AUCTION Towler’s Felicity, OH 45120 Sun. Jan. 19th 10:30 Antique Furniture & Small Items Used Furniture & Nice Appliances Box Lots & More!!! Case# 13ES10183 Ruth E. Dunham Dec.

Towler’s Auction Service Inc. Randy Myers Auctioneer

513-315-4360 #12784 Buying or Selling Call Today!!! Watch for Upcoming Auctions





1385723 - Attn: Everyone! Are You looking for a clean immaculate home w/fully equipped Kit. & laundry? 3 bdrm, 2 bath, covered back porch & shed. All on 0.72 acre wooded lot. Move in ready! Call today for your personal tour! $74,500

1379088 - Bethel - IMMACULATE! Unbelievably constructed. Inside walls insulated, 2 full kit, Formal DR w/crown molded tray ceiling, Deluxe MBR suite, Full brick w/ coined corners, Decking & patio, 40x60 Tecumseh bldg. w/ water. Elec to bldg. Rolling ac w/a creek, shed. $325,000


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1265584 - Mt. Orab - OWNER FINANCING! Flexible Terms!! Former Cahall Apparel Store in the heart of Mt. Orab. 1100 sq ft of store front office area w/4 add'l rental apts. Full walkout bsmt. Low maintence. 15 space parking lot with mo. income. Public Utilities. $199,900

Bert Thomas

Dominic Thomas

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


Office: (513) 474-3500


Office: (513) 474-3500 TI LIS


1384418 - Paradise! 2250 sq.ft. Brick Ranch, Granite flring in entry + formal Din. Rm., Floor to ceiling WBFP, MBR suite, Huge Eat-in Kit, Brand NEW Gilkey windows, Inground pool, Stocked pond, Regulation Tennis court, Full court basketball, 32x16 bldg 7.67 wooded acs. $184,900


Cell: 937-213-0902





When: SAT. JAN. 25TH, 2014 @ 10:00am


6:00 PM

LOCATION - 6427 Congress Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167

Auction 360, LLC


MLS # 1385400

So Clean!!! 3 bed 2 bath Lots of updates, improvements Oversized 2 car garage + shed 3.25 acres, pond, concrete drive


Licensed through Ohio Dept of Agriculture and bonded in the favor of the state


16632 Bodman Rd. Mt. Orab




Georgetown - WOW! Total remodel! Refinished hardwood floors throughout! The Kitchen is amazingly updated. 1.5 story. 3BD, 1BA. Rolling 0.62 acre lot, detached garage, potting shed, full basement. Quaint quiet neighborhood. Walk to the Brown county Fair! WOW! $69,900

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

1358528 - Georgetown - WOW! All brick home w/brand new roof, paint & flring* Both baths & kit. fully renovated* 3BD, 2BA. Open foyer w/ceramic flring & closet *Fam. Rm. w/bar & wall of french 1355240 - Mt. Orab- Total renovation* Modules doors* Deck w/lanai*2 walk in clsts in have movable walls to set office space up to MBR suite*Coy pond* Beautifully landsuit your needs*Newer HVAC, elec service, scaped. $129,900

wndws (on tanning side) *HWH & flring thru-out *Tanning business sold separately *New stone G NDIN 1381702 Batavia Wow! Get ready to facade *Office furniture is negotiable. SOLD PE move. Formal Model Home. 2BD, 2BA. $165,000. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Two year old condo in excellent condition w/brand new laminate thru-out. 1243844 Fresh neutral paint. Gorgeous lite pkg. Investment 1376435 - Mt. Orab - Move-in Beauty! 3BD, 2BA. Fully equip. kit. and laun. Move-Inopportunity! This corner location is ready to accept your growReady!! A absolute true MUST SEE!!! Nothing to ing family. Open floor plan, fully equipped kit Call Dominic today! $93,000 do but take w/island, neutral wall colors, study, MBR suite over the rent w/walk-in clst, French door walk-out to fully fenced ING D roll!! Total renovation on all units. 4 different back yard. Prof. landscaped. Immac!! $135,000 N PE SOLD units! Elec & gas separately metered. Laundry facilities on site. Partial Bsmt. Fresh TION DUC paint on exterior. $134,000 R RE Beacon Hill Sub-division Gorgeous 4BR 3.5 Ba One story and a half 3/4 wrap brick home. Freshly painted. 1st flr MBR suite, Formal DR, Family Rm, Chair rail, Gas Log F/P, Fully Equipped Kit w/island. Beautiful wooded rolling corner lot.






Location, Location, Location! Total Re-hab tastefully done. Brand New Roof, Elec. Service, Vinyl, HWH, Gar Door & Opener. 3BD, 2BA. Plumbing, Clst Doors, Paint & flring. BRAND NEW fully Equipped Kit. New vanities in baths. Shed. All on 1 ac. Better than New! Bethel Area. $102,500



Georgetown - $59,900.00 Comm'l gar. set up to meet many needs. Two separate gar. drs on front w/ rear and side entry. Office in bldg. Separate renovated home included in the sale. Two water and sewer taps. Gar and home metered separately. 120' rd. fron. 1.077 ac. "Sold as Is"





1367802 - Fayetteville - Quaint 3 bdrm. stick built tucked away on a gorgeous wooded lot. More than ready to move in. Brand new flooring & sub-flooring, drywall, Kitchen cabinets & counter tops. Lighting, windows. 1 carport. $57,900

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

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

1377691 - Georgetown - Immaculate! Absolutely everything has been recently updated: flring, lite pkg., bathrooms. 3BD, 2.5BA. Custom kit. w/granite cntr tops, hardwood flrs, glass doors, SS appliance package and cabinetry. Must see to believe. Beau landscaped all on no outlet street. $132,500




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